Man Skills: Grill a Perfect Steak

May 27, 2011 House & Home

The American Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start to the summer, and men everywhere are dragging out the grill and stocking up on thick T-bone steaks. The sad fact is that the vast majority of those incredible slabs of meat will turn out dry and lacking in flavor. Grilling a tasty, healthy steak is […]

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The Carrot or the Stick?

May 5, 2011 Living

A friend on Facebook has been posting about the new “boot camp” exercise class he’s joined. It’s led by a former military officer, who barks out drill-sergeant-like orders and gets into the faces of those lagging behind. It’s amazing how many people can squeeze out one or two extra push-ups when someone is standing over […]

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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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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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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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Two Reviews and a Question For You [Tao of Bachelorhood Podcast]

January 14, 2011 Grooming

The Podcast is back, with an abbreviated but packed edition before I set foot on a plane to Las Vegas. This episode includes an update on Beginner Workout: Personal Trainer, the product I’ve been working feverishly on. Seriously, I can’t stop talking about it. But I will, because there’s more: Places and things mentioned in […]

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New Year’s Resolution? Try a Motto Instead

December 30, 2010 Living

The second the clock passed 12 midnight on December 26, the entire blogosphere (and Twit-o-sphere and Facebook-sphere) started asking you for your New Year’s Resolution. Not me. I’m going to suggest that this year you do what I’ve been doing for about 7-8 years now: instead of a resolution, think of a motto. A Motto […]

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