While you're ticking off the hours in your cube, complaining to HR that your chair isn't ergonomic enough, some guys are out making a living doing things that would turn the average guy into a Level 4 Bedwetter.
Featured in Jeremiah Weed's
new ad campaign, the guys below embody "badassness", and they do what they do because itís just what they do. From alligator wrestling to competitive arm wrestling to blowing stuff up with robots these jobs don't just pay the bills, they raise the adrenaline level.
Like Paul Bedard who is a professional alligator wrestler, and spends most of his days in a tank face to face with predatory gators. Makes your meeting with the regional Vice President look like a tea party. And then there's Christian Ristow, a guy who builds machines out of scrap metal (and anything else he can find), with the intention of causing destruction.
Check out their videos below. It might inspire to do more than work your way to middle management.
Paul Bedard - Alligator Wrestler
Christian Ristow - Fire Breathing Robots
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 weíre all lazy in bed, both malesí and femalesí 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 itís 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 Ė only 2% of all male and females respondents prefer
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May 23, 2011
funded a study of singles in America. And with more than 105 million of us (nearly one-third the entire population), there's a lot to study.
So they surveyed 5,200 singles aged 21 and up to find out their dating habits. And the results uncovered some things that go against what we thought we new about dating roles. Sure some of the usual Do's and Don'ts still apply, but it looks like the playing field is definitely leveling out. Here's some of what they found:
You Thought: Men must always pay on a first date.
While the vast majority of women surveyed said they want men to make the first move and ask them out, 41% said they would offer to pay the bill when it arrives. And 63% of men would let them put down their credit card.
You Thought: If the date isn't going well, she'll bail.
31 percent of both men and women said they can tell very quickly, within the first 15 minutes, if there is any chemistry on a date. But that doesn't mean if things are headed south she'll excuse herself to the ladies room and never return. Only 12% said they'd end the date within the first 30 minutes.
You Thought: If she doesn't like you, she'll let you know.
Only about half (52%) would
Sure vodka makes a great cocktail. People have been using it to fuel parties for centuries. But this versatile spirit also has a long history as a medicine, as well as an ingredient in many home remedies and as an inexpensive replacement for harmful cleaners, chemicals and pesticides.
So instead of taking up space on your home bar, that bottom-shelf bottle you got as a gift last year just became your inexpensive, all-in-one around the house solution.
KEEP IT CLEAN AND ODOR-FREE
1. Stain Removal
What are some of the toughest stains to get out? Ink, grass and lipstick. Instead of paying your dry cleaner to remove the spots, let vodka take care of them for you. To get rid of ink and grass stains, dip a clean cloth in vodka and rub the spot out. Then rinse thoroughly. Came home with lipstick on your collar? (Again?) First blot the stain with vodka, then wash regularly.
2. Keep Clothes Fresh Between Washings
Need your lucky shirt for tonight, but don't have the time (or energy) to do laundry? You can freshen that shirt with vodka. Put some in a spray bottle and spritz your clothes. (I recommend doing a spot test first to see if it will leave a water spot or stain.) Then hang them in a well-ventilated area to dry. Vodka's alcohol kills odor-causing bacteria, but it doesn't leave any scent when dry. (So don't worry about driving after using this trick.)
3. Eliminate Odors
Just like it does with your clothes, vodka kills the odor-causing bacteria that cause foul stenches. So if she's coming over, and your place smells like a locker room, mix
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March 22, 2011
There is nothing worse than being in the friend zone with a girl you like. Youíre stuck always hanging out with her, which is great and you enjoy it, but can never get to that next sexual level with her, which is terrible and makes you feel horribly. Basically, youíre torturing yourself by staying in this "Friend Zone."
Luckily, I have found several ways to avoid being relegated to the Friend Zone, and how to escape from it if youíre in it.
How to Avoid the Friend Zone
1. Flirt and Touch Her
These are keys. When hanging out with her the first few times, make sure to establish that there is some kind of sexuality between the two of you. Flirt with her, by touching her on the arm or back when speaking to her. Make sure to ratchet up the sexual tension between the two of you.
2. Donít Always Agree With Her
This one is tough because, when we like someone, we tend to agree with them no matter what they say. Avoid this and create some tension by speaking your own opinions and mind and showing this girl who you really are.
3. Be the Leader
Instead of having her plan everything, which will give her the power to
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 weekís shifting story arcs. Just like at the office.
Which is why Iíve 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 Iím not saying make sure everyone knows when youíve 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. Youíll 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 ďThe Nature BoyĒ 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 thatíll come off great in your next presentation to the board.
Enter the steel cage
If you have a direct rival at work whoís been calling you out in front of everyone, donít be afraid to
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March 03, 2011
When it comes to dating skills, there is nothing more important than learning how to correctly flirt with women.
If youíve ever been out in the bar talking to a girl for a long time, you realize that it doesnít matter what you do or how much money you make, or even what you look like, it all depends on how you flirt.
If you donít flirt with her, she ends up bored and tires of you soon enough. And guess what happens then? She ends up looking for some other guy and leaving with him! But before we can teach you how to flirt, we have to learn exactly what flirting is.
Flirting vs. Complimenting
A lot of people think that giving a girl a compliment is an automatic flirt. They are wrong.
In fact, giving a girl an over-the-top compliment can actually come off as creepy and scare her away. With flirting, you want to indicate to the girl that youíre interested in her without actually saying those words.
So, then. How do you actually flirt?
How To Flirt With Women
The best thing to keep in mind when flirting with a woman is
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March 03, 2011
The guy across the negotiating table trying to tell you this is a win-win? Are you sure he's telling the truth? If you knew the tell-tale signs to look out for, you might be able to see if it really is a win-win, or a win-you-get-the-shaft.
With this handy guide from the guys at ForensicPsychology.net
, you'll know what to look for. Signs like speaking without using contractions, using your words when answering a question, placing a book or other object between you when you talk, touching his nose, or smiling without moving his eyes. Look for these, and the dozens of others in this guide, along with the 7 Steps to Catching a Liar, and you'll be able to spot a fibber with the same expertise as that guy on Lie to Me
[NOTE: They tell me there's a tech issue with the frame, and that's why it's not all showing. Until it's fixed, click here to read the guide.
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March 03, 2011
Looking for a way to spark some conversation when things start to drag at the party? How about breaking out the origin of the word "O.K.", the fact that every navel orange you eat is really a clone of a single one from 1820, the existence of the Hippo-Whale, dolphins' love of nasal sex, or the real reason pirates wore those eye patches.
Our friends over at Online Schools
have compiled 50 of the strangest and most amazing facts, and turned them into a flip book, below. Flip through, commit a few facts to memory, and you'll never be stuck asking, "So, um, what do you do for a living?" like some cocktail party noob again. That's why the next time I meet a cougar, I'm going with the reason zebras have stripes.
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February 24, 2011
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Let's face it, women donít make it obvious whether or not they want to go home with you or not. So it's up to you to decipher the clues she is giving you.
Are you recognizing the clues?
Below is a quick quiz you can take to see how good you are at knowing what a woman is trying to tell you. You'll get the answers to each question as well as an explanation which will elaborate on the right answer.
1. One of the signs a woman is interested in me is when she:
A) Tells me that I seem really "nice"
B) Tosses her hair back and gives me direct eye contact
C) Is constantly checking her text messages
D) Mentions her 'boyfriend' to try to make me jealous
The correct answer for this question is