August 2016

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  • when science fiction becomes reality

    When Science Fiction Becomes Reality

    At its worst, science fiction reads like the desperate escapism of lonely boys whose only connection to high school sport was having their head slammed into a locker each morning by members of the football team. It reaches for wild, fantastic landscapes where heroic spacemen wearing glasses and a retainer zap cowering underlings in helmets […]

  • Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

    There’s a common misconception that I’m going to help clear up right now, which is that girls don’t like nice guys, and nice guys need to change into not-nice guys to get laid. Being a nice guy will supposedly see you get left behind in the dust, while the woman you like runs away with […]

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  • belly fat

    How to Bust Belly Fat: Dos and Don’ts for Dudes, Part One

    Whether you just want to look good for that 30 seconds after you take off your clothes and before you fall into bed, or you want to outdo the bros at the beach, having a spare tire hanging around your waist isn’t going to help. Belly fat isn’t particularly healthy either, and if you’ve got […]

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    Top 7 Survival Skills Every Man Should Know

    Top 7 Survival Skills Every Man Should Know More than three million people in the US now identify themselves as ‘preppers’, also known as ‘survivalists’. A series on National Geographic trained a spotlight on their world – handgun practice after school, pantries stocked with enough dry and canned goods to feed a cruise ship, and […]

  • hot girl paradox

    The Hot Girl Paradox

    The hot girl paradox There’s a school of thought among a lot of men – especially those who feel somewhat thwarted in love – that ‘hot girls’ are a species all of their own, and that they’re a hostile species at that. The hot girl, they think, must have it easy. She gets to choose […]

  • barbecue gadgets

    Your 9 Essential Summer BBQ Gadgets

    There used to be a time when a man’s backyard barbecue reputation was based on how high the flames reached and how deep the char penetrated the meat’s raw center. Those days are gone. Lost too is the time when grilling meant just hot dogs, burgers and perhaps a steak, with green relish as the […]

  • Bullet proof suit

    The Bullet Proof Suit – It’s Real

    So I was watching “kingsmen: The Secret Service” the movie the other day, now if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s a Kick-ass British homage to the great James Bond spy movies and well worth a look. Colin Firth plays the lead with Taron Egerton as his apprentice sidekick and Samuel L Jackson playing the […]

  • crossfit

    Don’t Do CrossFit, Bro!

    Your favorite coffee shop, the place where you used to get your morning pick-me-up, has turned into a CrossFit Studio. If it’s not your favorite coffee shop, it’s that yoga studio where all the good-looking women used to hang out. No matter where you go these days, you can hardly walk 100 feet in any […]

  • How to Dress Right for Your Age

    One day you’re having your first beer with your dad, the next you’re making him a grandad after a night of tequila shots. These are the rites-of-passage that sell aftershave and life insurance. The moment they don’t tell you about is the one where the attractive girl smiling in your direction is doing so at […]