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Words of Wisdom from Conan O’Brien

January 24, 2010 Living

In case you’ve been on Jupiter, this past Friday was Conan O’Brien’s last episode of The Tonight Show. I’m not going to go on about how awful a move NBC has made, but instead bring you words of wisdom from the man himself: “I hate cynicism…it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what […]

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Gallup Exercise Survey May or May Not Be Accurate

January 16, 2010 Health & Fitness

What is exercise? That’s the question raised by the “Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index,” compiled on a monthly running basis by pollster Gallup. In fact, the bigger question could be, what is “well-being”? According to the first question in Gallup’s poll, the definition of “exercise” is apparently “30 minutes or more of whatever you call exercise.” And […]

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Tiger Woods’ Affairs and What It Means to You

December 8, 2009 Mating & Dating

I don’t want to have to write anything about Tiger Woods and his “woman problem“: I don’t care how famous you are, these things are really between you, your spouse and the eight or nine girls you’ve been sleeping with. But now that his infidelity has been laid bare, guys are doing their best to […]

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Body Hair: Keep, Trim or Shave?

November 14, 2009 Grooming

I’ve gone over this before, but from the moment we grow our first short hairs until it starts growing out of ridiculous places, the question is: Grow it, groom it, or scrape it? If I was a hermit, would I let my chest hair run wild and my nose grow a mustache out from within? […]

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For God’s Sake, Man, Buy Your Own Underwear

November 12, 2009 Dressing

A new survey by British department store Debenhams says men don’t like buying underwear. And while I think surveys like this are self-promotional junk, there are a couple of points to be made. First, the survey notes that men under 26 say they prefer “tight briefs,” men 26-33 say they prefer boxers, and men over […]

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iPhone Pickup App: Good or Bad for Pepsi (or You)?

October 14, 2009 Mating & Dating

If you’re ‘Net connected at all, by now you’ve heard about the “Amp Up Before You Score” iPhone app, which offers opening lines (and much, much more) for picking up theoretically gullible women. You’ve heard the outrage, seen the #pepsifail hashtag on Twitter, and maybe even read the apology. Well, if you haven’t, first see […]

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Match.com Lawsuit Update and the Risks of Going Public

September 25, 2009 Living

A fitting end to National Singles Week is the news (actually a couple of weeks old, mostly because the media kind of whispered it) that Sean McGinn has dropped his lawsuit against Match.com. Citing the “amount of ridicule” he received from “sensationalized media coverage,” McGinn has chosen to recede into the background, presumably with the […]

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I Click It So You Don’t Have To: “Sip Smarter”

August 16, 2009 Health & Fitness

Men’s Health is one of the many sites in my RSS feed reader, and it’s also one of the worst at using properly descriptive titles and descriptions for articles in its feed. In short, they want to force you to click their “teaser” to read the nugget of wisdom on their site — also forcing […]

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