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Date Ideas for Cold Weather

Depending on how low the temperature dips, I sometimes feel about fall the way I do about snow: It's something wonderful to look at from somewhere with a heater. If you share my aversion to enduring cooler temperatures, I've come up with a few date ideas that will keep you and your guy warm this …

How to Bet on Horse Races for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

Growing up, I never visited a horse track or saw a single horse race.<p>That all changed when I met Kate and married into a horse race-loving family. …

6 Things Your Tongue Tells You | Men's Health

<b>The sign: Swollen grey/white balloon under your tongue.</b><p><b>What it means:</b> You could have a clogged salivary gland. When this occurs, something is blocking the tiny ducts so they can’t drain saliva, causing swelling, fluid build-up, and pain. One of the most common causes of a clogged duct is a salivary …

Win Every Baseball Bar Bet

Understand the new math of baseball and you'll have the upper hand in any debate of the National Pastime<p>Greatness is no longer measured on the back of a baseball card. <i>Moneyball</i> helped bring it mainstream, but sabermetrics—the statistical analysis of baseball data—has been around since the 1970s. So …

How To Balance Social Media and Your Love Life

Similarly, a Canadian study found that the more time you spend on Facebook, the higher the odds of jealousy in your relationship. Researchers attribute this to a feedback loop: The network exposes people to ambiguous information about their partner they might not otherwise have access to—everything …

200 Reasons to Invest in Handmade Shoes

The brand’s new video (below) shows the intricate, artistic process behind the 200 steps it takes an expert shoemaker to craft the classic driving loafers. Even if you can’t afford to drop $620 on the kicks, you can marvel at the process for free.<p>Prada’s driving loafers are available at</i> …

6 Signs You're Not Ready to Have Kids

Factor in age, cash, and even booze before deciding to take the plunge<p>“You’re never <i>really</i> ready.” Mention parenthood to your friends and family, and you’ll hear this statement regurgitated over and over again. And to some extent, it’s true: Having a child is such a life-exploding event that there’s …

6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Bought My First House

New homebuyers have made every mistake in the book – I even made a few myself when I bought my first home. They’ve overpaid, overspent, and bought homes they just could not afford. And most of the time, these critical missteps happen simply because buyers aren’t informed or don’t ask the right …

Why You Need to Spring Clean Your Contacts List

Grab your smartphone and open your contact list. Go ahead, I’ll wait.<p>You can afford to lose at least 20% of those names. Long lost friends. Old flames. People you don’t even recognize. Duplicates. Don’t have any of those? No need to read on. Fire up <i>Flappy Bird</i>. You are a better person than I.<p>Three …

8 Travel Essentials For Men Who Want To Conquer Business

Whether it’s a one-day conference or a longer, much boozier ‘working holiday’ that doesn’t involve a single spreadsheet, plenty of blokes worldwide …

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Five mistakes MBA applicants make

So you've finally graduated from university and now you've got business school in your sights. In the rush to get into a school, MBA candidates forget that not every school will help further their career or even provide a good experience while they're attending. Here is a list of some of the most …

5 Stupid Things You Do in the Locker Room

It's a triumphant place—but a dirty, dangerous one, too<p>The gym locker room is a place to catch your breath, scrub up, and congratulate yourself after crushing a tough workout. But it's also a breeding ground for bacteria.<p>“The warm and moist environment in the locker room allows for germs and …

Win Any Fight at Work

It may be tempting to fire off a 2,000-word tirade against the guy who mishandled your project, but “thou shalt not use email to resolve this matter,” says G. Richard Shell, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and author of <i>The Art of Woo</i>. “It’s a very, very …

10 Signs It's Not a Date

Because sometimes it's just not obvious.<p>Paramount<p><b>1. He asked you to "hang out."</b>A "hangout" can totally potentially end in a hot make-out sesh (especially when tequila shots and karaoke are involved). But "hanging out" is not some secret male code word for date. Assume a hangout means he thinks of …

The 6 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Networking

Over and over again, we see proof that networking is one of the best ways to get yourself that new job, here's how to get it right.

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30+ Bedroom Ideas For Men - D'Marge

You may remember we recently took readers through a step by step guide on creating a masculine bedroom that didn’t scare away the ladies. That means …

The Perpetually Tired Man's Guide to a Good Night's Sleep

Pretty much everyone says they're not getting enough z's, and we can relate: Who's got time between work, family, and Game of Thrones? But you can get the kind of deep, restful, just plain better sleep that will make your waking hours a whole lot happier. Turn out the lights and prepare to upgrade …

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Complete Guide to Buying Your First Bike

Click the Images to Choose Your Own Adventure<p>It’s a perfect day. You’re pedaling along between La Rochepot and Baubigny in France’s Côte de Beaune …

Where Can I Drink Beer Outside and in the Nude?

<i>A:</i><p>Are we trolling here? Of course we are. But that’s not all we’re doing. As anyone who has ever downed a High Life in the shower knows, nude drinking is an excellent way to exercise free will while toasting our birthday-suited ancestors who drank fermented stag blood by moonlight. But I digress. …

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The 7 Biggest Creativity Killers

Andrew and Gaia Grant, authors of Who Killed Creativity? And How To Get It Back, introduce us to some insidious professional killers and recommend ways to stop them.<p>A crime scene investigation is underway to investigate a death. This is not an average death, this is the death of creative thinking. …

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Things You Lose When You Commit

Nine Surprising Things You'll Actually Lose The Moment Your Relationship Starts<p>Commitment seems like a great idea. You make your relationship more official and share your life with someone who’s not going to leave by the time morning arrives. But with any big idea, there are pros and cons attached …

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Best Hookup Sites And Apps

Searching For An Unforgettable Casual Fling? Check This Out<p>The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>After your last relationship went sour, your appetite for courting a woman might be waned. Or, if you’re excelling in your career, working …

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15 Dating Mistakes You're Probably Making

If you're having trouble keeping her interested after a month or so, you may be making one—or several—of these dating mistakes.<p><b>1. Hoping she'll make the first move</b><br>It's the 21st century—women are allowed to ask guys out, right? Right, but that's not a pass for you to sit back and expect her to come …

5 Places Where You'll Feel like a Genius

Let inspiration strike in bed, in the shower, and other surprising settings<p>Stuck. Blocked. Backed up. There might be something to the phrase “mentally constipated.” Luckily, letting the ideas flow is easy—and painless. Here are five proven places and times where men get their best ideas. They're …