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  • munich-beer-gardends-pinnable copyChristianity has Bethlehem. Judaism has Jerusalem. Islam has Mecca…and beer-lovers have Munich. The capital of Bavaria is not only home to some of the oldest breweries in the world, but also some of beer’s most important history.

    It was Duke Wilhelm IV, the owner of Munich’s royal Hofbräuhaus himself, who passed the 1500s-era creed – the Bavarian Purity Law – which defined what beer actually was, and over two hundred years ago, it was Munich that first instituted the beloved and all-holy biergärten.

  • Is crunch time and your budget is running low. What can you do to raise money fast and pay off those shopping debts or raise funds to get that awesome necklace your wife just told you she HAS TO HAVE? Asking your boss for a raise or an advance is out of the question because you never want to show weakness and borrowing from friends just sucks. So, we've taken a look at five different ways that you can - LEGALLY - raise money fast.

  • We all know that it’s important to stay hydrated when working out – but sometimes you work hard and sweat when you are having fun too! It’s not just about hitting the gym or playing sports. While most of you are now heading into winter, it’s important to prep for vacation too! Beach days under the hot sun, body surfing, playing frisbee and other sports can cause stress on your body and I was reminded of this while in Hawaii earlier this month. Here’s how I stayed hydrated with BODYARMOR Sports Drink and so can you.

  • Your first romantic road trip can be quite daunting. Think about it... you guys are good at being together in a restaurant, walks in the park, maybe even in the bedroom... In a car on the highway though you are forced to be together for hours at a time with no option to simply open the door and leave. This means that things like personal habits, scents, conversational skills and even safety issues can suddenly become an important issue. Done right though, a road trip is one of my favorite romantic getaways. This is a shared experience that the two of you can treasure forever.

  • When it comes to your work life, there’s one thing that should always be on your mind; progression. Are you in a job that allows you to progress to a new level, or will you be stuck in the mud the whole time? What I mean is; will you be able to gain promotions and end up with jobs that pay better, or is your career doomed to stay in the same place for eternity?

  • When it comes to survival, we often lean towards tradition. Those of us who prepare for the worst teach ourselves everything from fire making to compass navigation. It certainly isn’t unusual for survival kits to be devoid of any modern advancements.

  • There comes a time in a man’s life when he decides to invest in a luxury timepiece as a celebration of his accomplishments. This rite of passage is often a memorable occasion and necessitates some smart shopping and critical thinking to choose the timepiece that’s right for his lifestyle and fashion sense.

  • While I do a lot of shopping online for various products it seems like I'm a luddite when it comes to buying car parts. Typically I just use what the mechanic suggests or I go to my local auto parts store and pick something up in person. The reality though is that today car part stores are as advanced when it comes to ecommerce as any other type of merchant. Here's our tips for what to look for when shopping for car parts online.

  • As fun and exciting as travel can be, it almost always causes disruptions to your existing routines. Most notably, these include eating, exercise, and sleep schedules - all things that are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For people with diabetes though, these are more than just minor disruptions and so it's important to consider ways to maintain your routine and plan for those inevitable disruptions before it becomes a major issue needing immediate attention.

  • There are many gift guides out there, but this one is a little different. Instead of simply looking at gifts for guys... we have a great gift pack curated by our friends at Babbleboxx that is perfect for sending to someone that you know needs a vacation. In fact, that's just what we did this weekend while visiting Bradenton, Florida.

  • While summer is often considered the prime road trip season, I love to explore new places all year round. Road trips in particular, are a great way to see the places between the places and experience new local cultures, traditions and more. Here are some of my favorite holiday road trip ideas from around the country.

  • When you see articles and advice for new shooters you might notice that nearly every article and advice is geared towards fathers getting their sons and daughters into hunting. Hunting is a sport for young and old but there has traditionally been a problem bringing adults with no family ties to hunting into the culture.

  • Hemorrhoids are a fact of life for most people and that goes doubly true for guy who tend to have a high stress, fast paced lifestyle. Growing up, I'd heard of the Preparation H® brand, but hemorrhoids were something nobody talked about except as a joke. As I got older though, I discovered that even though it can be a sensitive subject - they are anything but a joke.

  • They say that good things come to those who wait and others say patience is a virtue. Honestly, it's tough sometimes to do that with the fast pace that our lives seem to be stuck in these days. Unfortunately, there are a lot of different things in life that you simply can't rush that are worth the wait. So before summer is gone, let's kick back and relax on the beach... eat some delicious bbq... enjoy a sunset... and then have a great night sleep!

  • Sleep is sometimes taken for granted. It's what happens naturally when you are tired and lay down in your bed. Or at least it should be and it's those times when rest doesn't come naturally that you start to think about why that is and what you can do about it.

  • Are you planning a summer vacation this year? If you are, I'm sure one of the things you are worried about is keeping your house safe and secure. As you know, I'm a huge fan of smart home technology and so when I got the chance to check out some of the latest products from August Home it reminded me that while technology is important there are other things that are important things to remember too.

  • Tilt-shift photography refers to various techniques used to create special effects in photographs. Special tilt-shift lenses from makers like Canon and Nikon can be moved (shifted) and pointed at different angles (tilted) to achieve the desired effects.

  • It's getting hot and if you are in the Southwest United States, it's going to get a lot hotter over the next few months. I just drove back from Las Vegas and as we drove through Baker, CA the thermometer on the car hit 116 degrees! That got me thinking about ideas for places to go visit later this summer to avoid the heat and cool off for a few days. 

  • Better sleep is something we all need. We all try desperately to get it. Most don't, though. That's because better sleep isn't just a matter of going to bed earlier. Getting better, restful sleep requires a little planning. Although it's a bit of a pain, that extra quality sleep makes life so much better all the way around.

  • Beds are used for more than just sleep and so when selecting a new mattress it's important that we think of the other things you'll be doing there besides just "sleeping". 

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