Looking for a new way to celebrate those special dates that happen all year long? You could send the same old boring e-card the rest of the world is sending, bang out a half-hearted email, or spend 7 minutes in the card isle at the quickie mart. Or you could take it to another level with AXE Celebrations
That's the new Facebook app from our friends at AXE that allows you to send special messages to friends. (I've seen a couple, and yeah, "special" is a good word...)
Just install the app on your Facebook profile, give it permission to send a message to your friends, and let the good wishes fly. You set the dates to send the message, and,should your friends be lest than festive, you can choose to receive a message yourself. (Nothing like a little self-love on a holiday.)
So head over to Facebook
, grab the app and make sure to check out the preview video. It really puts the Ho' in Ho Ho Ho.
December 16, 2011
Instead of the same old pack of golf balls or #1 Dad mug, this year let dad know you appreciate him passing on his genes by giving him the chance to ride alongside Dale Earnhardt Jr., have cocktails with Richard Branson, or score a guitar signed by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
These are just a few of the more than 300 experiences that have hit the auction block over at CharityBuzz
with dad in mind. Packages range from a Seth Rogan autographed DVD collection estimated at $100, to the chance to name a Virgin Atlantic A330 Aircraft estimated at $50,000. ("Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard the Flying Daddio Backyard BBQ King...")
And besides giving dad a truly unique gift he'll remember forever, all proceeds benefit organizations including the Robin Hood Foundation, New York Foundling, Mercy College, Liberty Hill Foundation, Musician on Call, Citymeals on Wheels, Ten O’Clock Classics, and dozens of others.
And in case the packages above won't get your dad's blood pumping, here are a few more to consider:
• Make dad's acting debut with a walk on role in NBC’s Community
• Be the first to name a Virgin A330 Aircraft
• Ride along with Dale Earnhardt Jr. for three heart-racing laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway
• A private lesson and lunch with PGA Tour Pro
It’s late at night and your phone rings. It’s her... your girlfriend, your ex-girlfriend, your neighbor, or that chick you barely remember from that bar you kind of remember going to. She gets straight to the point, "Um, I don’t know how to tell you this, so I’m just gonna say it, but you're gonna be a dad."
Maybe she’s joking. Maybe she’s serious. Maybe she’s just trying to get a diamond ring. Maybe it’s not even yours. You might feel confused, overwhelmed, angry, and out of control. And not know what to do first.
So (and not that this happened to me), I spoke to Arielle Capuano, with Levinson & Capuano
, who focuses exclusively on family law, to find out what a guy should do when he hangs up the phone after getting "that" call. She gave me a list of 7 things you should do immediately to protect yourself, but keep in mind this is not legal advice, and the laws could be different where you live. (See the full disclaimer below. She is, after all, an attorney...)
So take a deep breath, pour a glass of your favorite, and do this now:
1. Stay calm.
After hearing news like this, it’s pretty normal to feel all sorts of negative emotions. But imagine how this new mom is feeling. Pregnant women are often hyper-sensitive and very emotional, and may also be feeling overwhelmed and out of control. It’s important for you to set the tone early on and remain rational throughout the pregnancy. After all, one small fight can easily escalate into criminal charges, especially for men. If you find yourself ready to lose it, take a breather, wait for the dust to settle, and reassess the situation.
2. Do some research of your own.
Think back to all the encounters you’ve had together. Did you use protection? Does the timing add up? Were there other guys in the picture? Without
It's always a good idea to have a few tricks, and a signature move or two, up your sleeve in bedroom, but a new survey conducted by LifeStyles Condoms
, found that the boring old standby, the Missionary Position, may not be so boring after all.
In fact, it was the clear favorite sexual position for both men and women. It seems eye contact is key. The only discrepancy was who we liked on top. Proving we’re all lazy in bed, both males’ and females’ favorite sex position is to have their partner on top.
36% of men preferred to have her on top (we're tired after a long day at the office), with only 21% of women preferring to ride, while 36% of women preferred to have us on top, with 20% of men wanting to put in the effort.
Here's what else they found:
Apparently it’s a Doggy Style world.
It's the second most favorite way to do the deed, with 30% of all male respondents and 26% of all female respondents digging the traditional doggy style position. This in comparison to a mere 8% of guys and 3% of girls who like the "reverse cowgirl" position.
The less complicated, the better.
No surprise here – only 2% of all male and females respondents prefer
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May 23, 2011
If you were watching the Final Four this weekend, and couldn't tell the difference between Butler's mascot, Blue II, and Dick Vitale, it might be time to upgrade your TV.
But with so many choices, and new technologies hitting shelves every week, it can be confusing to navigate the sea of sizes, types and price points out there. To help, I turned to the experts at Philips
to get their advice on how to shop for the best HDTV, without getting ripped off, or talked into something that doesn't work for you.
Here are a few of the tips from the Philips’ team to help you find your next flat screen without the hassle:
Reviewers recommend at least 40-inches for a living room display, but note that one of the biggest post-purchase complaints is from people who didn’t go big enough. So think about your space and needs:
* Make sure it fits:
To fit an existing entertainment center, leave at least an inch on the sides and top of the TV cavity to allow for ventilation.
* Consider décor:
Depending on the decor, you may not want the TV to "dominate the room." To avoid this, tape together a cardboard panel that's the same size as the TV you're considering, and place it in the designated location so you can get an idea of its size.
* Seating distance is very important:
Sitting too close or too far from the TV will affect the quality of your viewing pleasure. For the best viewing quality, you need to be aware of the distance between your seating area and the TV. Most experts recommend
I'm not really one for politics (I tend to vote Veterinarian), so I leave the diplomatic thinking to the experts. Or, if they're not available, the actual diplomats.
So leave it to the experts over at Penthouse Magazine
to come up with a scientifically proven relationship between the events in the Middle East, and sexual activity. Proving once and for all, that sex and politics are inextricably linked.
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March 30, 2011
Whether it’s a couple giving a long-distance relationship a shot, or two octogenarians finally reuniting and falling in love after a lifetime apart, love always finds a way. Love can also find a way to creep you out.
And with the Internet as it's new delivery system, it’s become so much easier. Allowing people to talk (unless they have a ball gag in their mouth) about their peculiar sexual interests, and really let their freak flags fly. Sure the major online dating sites are good for meeting a 30-something accountant for coffee, but if you want someone who can tie a good Fisherman’s knot while simultaneously changing the diaper on a fully grown man-baby, then you’re going to have to dig a bit deeper.
Luckily for you, I’ve thrust myself down the online rabbit hole in search of some of the most bizarre and depraved dating sites the Interwebs have to offer. And I’ve come back a wiser, more tolerant (albeit emotionally shattered), man. If sites like these manage to help you find that perfect soul mate who can get your very peculiar rocks off, then I wish you all the best in the world. No judgment here. But exercise caution when going to these sites at work, because if you’re caught, you are in for an endless parade of human resources-sponsored workshops.
Women Behind Bars
Are you afraid of commitment? Well why not let the United States Penal system mandate how long before you have to meet the in-laws and pick a china pattern? On WomenBehindBars.com
, you can sort through a bevy of jailhouse birds by state, crime, and length of sentence. Sign up, read the unintentionally hilarious "These ladies are in prison and for good reason" warning, and find yourself the repeat arsonist of your dreams. And you’ll be in the visiting room sharing a glass of toilet wine with your cellsoulmate in no time.
Are you an attractive person on the outside, but shallow and ugly on the inside? Then submit that dashing mug to DarwinDating.com
, actual motto: "Online dating minus ugly people" that has quite the stringent (read: just plain mean), standard of beauty that its members are expected to meet. Before signing up, make sure to read the site's manifesto to see if you qualify. (Sorry red-heads like Faye Reagen, Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan, Isla Fisher--you’re just not pretty enough.) The site also has a feature that
March 23, 2011
Bored with the same old shopping and auction sites, where the only thing you're competing for is to shave a few dollars off a vintage bowling shirt? Well now you can satisfy your need to gather the most toys, and
fuel your competitive side with the new hybrid shopping/auction/gaming site, Sixjax.com
At Sixjax you purchase packs of tokens for around 40 cents, then hit the auctions to compete against other guys looking to score items like an LG WiFi Blu-Ray player (sold for $4.74), the Jackass 3 DVD (went for $0.21), or a $50 Nike gift card (that some lucky guy got for 30 cents.) As I'm writing this, a $499 32" LCD TV has a top bid of a nickel.
To make things more interesting, there are more options than you'll find on your standard auction site. You can choose
March 17, 2011
One of the most common grilling questions I get isn't "What marinade or rub should I use?", it's "What cut of beef should I get for the fire?"
Knowing what meat works best on the grill is one of those "men should just know" bits of information like how to change oil, program electronics, or why she isn't talking to us.
Sure, we know what cut to order in a top steakhouse, but when we're standing in front of the meat case at the local store, we can get that deer in the headlights look. So many choices. So many delicious cuts. But the bottom line is not all of those juicy, marbled beauties work best on the grill.
That's why the Meat Masters over at The Beef Checkoff
put together this comprehensive and essential guide to beef. I got a copy when I was polishing my grilling skills at Kingsford U
this past weekend. It not only shows where each cut is taken from and what it looks like, but there are handy icons under each that let us know what cooking method works best for that cut. (And as a bonus, the lean cuts are highlighted, for those of us meat lovers watching our fat intake.)
To get the full-sized copy of the chart, suitable for printing and posting near your grill, click the thumbnail image below. Then light that fire and get grilling.
For more info, head over to beefboard.org.
Questions of authenticity aside, professional wrestling is a spectacle like no other. Champions are made, alliances are formed and broken, and lessons can be gathered from each week’s shifting story arcs. Just like at the office.
Which is why I’ve plucked out a few of my favorite wrestling moves and applied them to the circus that is the workplace. What better way to learn how to get ahead in your career than by watching a bunch of 'roid ragers wrestle in glittery pants?
Make an entrance
Now I’m not saying make sure everyone knows when you’ve walked into the conference room. That screams of insecurity and general douchiness. Instead, allow a dapper tailored appearance and an air of confidence act as your feather boa and pyrotechnics. You’ll get noticed by the higher-ups soon enough. (And hopefully also by that smoking hot chick in sales.)
Know how to work the mic
The greats like the Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair became legends in the sport not for the technical nature of their Pile Drivers, but rather by their ability to stir the crowd into a fervor from the center of the ring. Being able to communicate effectively (and charismatically), is a vital tool in the workplace. Take some toastmaster classes to force yourself to speak in public and to help get over stage fright. Stepping into the spotlight will help foster an off-the-cuff speaking style that’ll come off great in your next presentation to the board.
Enter the steel cage
If you have a direct rival at work who’s been calling you out in front of everyone, don’t be afraid to
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