Michael

Ultimate Spring Cleaning is Back for 2011!

April 4, 2011 Health & Fitness

Forget the groundhog or the solstice. Baseball’s opening day signaled another spring is upon us, and as the days grow longer, we start thinking about getting the winter funk dealt with. And I mean in our minds as well as our homes. Last year we inaugurated Ultimate Spring Cleaning—30 days of tasks designed to help […]

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Conair i-Stubble Review

March 28, 2011 Grooming

If there’s one thing I’m constantly asked about, it’s the fastest, easiest way to get facial hair under control. So when the kind folks at Conair sent me their i-Stubble shaver for an advance review, I couldn’t say no. (Well, I never say no right now, but that’s another story.) However, this required that I […]

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Odds and Ends: Reviews, Spring Cleaning, New Freebies, Helping Japan

March 15, 2011 Site Notes

Things are percolating on a number of fronts here at the Tao of Bachelorhood: I Will (Still) Review Anything The agreement I made more than a year ago is still in effect: if you have a product that relates to men’s health, grooming, or relationships, I will review it. Just contact me at bachelorhood@gmail.com and […]

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The 4-Hour Body Review

February 27, 2011 Health & Fitness

Why has it taken me so long to get you this review of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Body? Because I got caught up testing it. And I’m still doing that. However, the time has also enabled me to more properly digest the book than many of the parade of 5-star (and 1-star) reviewers on Amazon. […]

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Where Have the Good Men Gone?

February 23, 2011 Living

I’ve already written about the “New Macho,” the idea that men have to somehow “find a new manhood” to “adapt” to “modern life.” But the onslaught continues (I refuse to call it “misandry,” that’s become a code word for the men who feel the whole world is their enemy). A piece in the Wall Street […]

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Valentine’s Day Links

February 13, 2011 Dressing

What does a single guy do on Valentine’s Day? Personally I would just ignore it and thank my lucky stars I got to save a couple hundred dollars and didn’t have to wait for a table at a jammed restaurant. (That was pre-gf, of course. Now I make reservations waaaaay in advance.) There are also […]

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8 Ways to Avoid Your Own Groundhog Day

February 2, 2011 Living

February 2 is a North American holiday—actually not so much a holiday as a tradition—called Groundhog Day. A large rodent either sees its shadow or doesn’t, and whichever one happens ends up having zero relationship to the next few weeks’ weather. But worldwide, Groundhog Day is probably more well-known as one of Bill Murray’s finest […]

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A Lesson from Jack LaLanne

January 24, 2011 Health & Fitness

It seems like just yesterday we observed fitness pioneer Jack LaLanne’s 96th birthday. On Sunday, in much sadder news, the man known to many as the first “fitness guru” has passed away. LaLanne died of respiratory failure from pneumonia after living what I’d call a long, full life. He’s towed boats and barges while handcuffed […]

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