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10 Steps to Working a Room

August 13, 2009 Living

One of the greatest indications of a high status (or “alpha”) male is his ability to work a room: somehow meeting everyone at a party or function and drawing them into interesting conversation. When you can walk into a room full of strangers and engage them in discussion, you’ll be perceived as a leader by […]

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The Secret Life of Nice Guys

August 5, 2009 Living

I want to take the discussion in a serious direction for a minute. There was an awful piece of news on the wire today: a man walked into a ladies’ fitness class and started randomly shooting. He killed three women and injured many others before killing himself. The media quickly found an online diary that […]

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Hump-day Links

August 5, 2009 Dressing

Things have been pretty hectic here at Chez Michael, but never so hectic that I can’t spot some fine Internet links to shock and awe you. This week is no exception, with ritual head-shaving, silly women’s rules we choose to ignore, and guys just sitting around drinking beer. Preferably not in tights. Next, Biggest Loser […]

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Survey: Men Love Surveys

August 1, 2009 Living

50 reasons you have sex. 5 ways to shred your abs. There’s nothing that bumps online traffic or magazine readership like a list. And a survey is the ultimate list: it’s a list of details about you! Why wouldn’t you want to read it? And it seems this is prime time for surveys, with a […]

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The One-Upper

July 29, 2009 Living

It’s 100+ degrees in Seattle today. It has never previously topped 100 in the history of recorded temperatures. Our average July high temperature is 75. Every couple of years we get an 89 or 90-degree day. But what happens in this city of transplants every time someone mentions the heat? Someone shoots back, “Ha! This […]

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How to Be a Man

July 15, 2009 Living

George, we’re men here. And I’ll tell you what the hard part is: starting up. Standing up. Breaking free of this bullshit, this enslavement to some guy, cause he’s got the upper hand. —Dave Moss, Glengarry Glen Ross All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. —Blaise Pascal […]

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