Nothing throws a monkey wrench into our daily searches faster than dealing with a holiday mid-week. Make that holiday part of the end-of-year trifecta — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s — and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Okay, so maybe “disaster” is a strong word, but you do find yourself playing catch up for the rest of the week if you do the unthinkable and actually disconnect long enough to interact with others and have a life. That describes us, and it may describe you. Not to worry! We’ve been keeping up, and here are some of our favorite guy-centric stories from around the web. Make sure you check them out when you get a chance.
15 Nautical Men’s Styles
This post from the Washingtonian anticipates the warmer months ahead, even though many parts of the country are currently getting hammered by another snowstorm. This, too, will pass, friends! In How To Wear The Nautical Look, author Douglas Bair shows you how to dress for those upcoming yacht days with an assortment of style tips including how to wear anchor tie clips, vintage ship cufflinks, and a cornucopia of stripes. Unfortunately, there’s nary a Captain’s Hat in sight.http://youtu.be/zSwXPIbOodQ
Best Hope For Guys Who Don’t Know How To Dress Themselves
In this article, Chicago Reader reminded us of the city’s native Trunk Club, which exists to make sure that guys like me never go out into the world looking like idiots. (At least not from the clothing.) Apparently, Trunk Club has a 40,000 square foot facility in Chi-Town that I knew nothing about. But if you think about it, they’ve got to put all those clothes they send you each month somewhere. If you are in the area, you may also be surprised to discover that Trunk Club will allow you to meet with your stylist and even have a drink on their 5,000-square foot rooftop bar. Nice!
Nocturia And Low Testosterone Levels
On the medical front, this post was of particular interest to any guy who’s got to get up one or more times throughout the night to handle his business, numero uno-style. In the report from MedWireNews, a direct correlation between the practice of “voiding” (urinating) during the night and low testosterone clearly exists, and it’s there independent of both age and prostate volume. If you’ve noticed a lag in your testosterone-fueled impulses, nocturia can be a sign that it’s time to schedule a doctor’s appointment and, perhaps, start treatments.
Models And Simulations Via MATLAB
Iversity.org has a free course up — for how long, we’re not sure — on building models and simulations. As the website points out, you’ll need these tools in your arsenal whether you’re constructing a space station on Mars, building a robot, or simply launching a new product or business venture. You can enroll by email. Here’s the introductory video:
Floor Exercises For Men
Need some ideas for kickstarting your 2014 workout routine? This post details five must-incorporate floor exercises for men that will help you either get in shape or build on the progress you made in 2013. Some of the inclusions you’ll find here: the glute pushup, the twisting crunch, and that dirty b-tard of a workout, the V-sit hold. You know the one we’re talking about — where you start on your back and then bring your legs and body up until you’ve formed an excruciatingly painful V-shape? Argh!
12 New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping
Yep, we’ve included our own NYR suggestions because we figured that many of you may have been away from the computer on New Year’s Day. No worries, we’ve got you covered if you’re having a hard time putting together a list of resolutions for 2014. We cover everything from lifting weights and sitting less to work improvements and getting your financial house and health in order. It’s definitely hard to keep all the resolutions that you set for yourself, and for many of us, the mere act of saying we’re going to do something is the deathblow for actually getting it done. But having a general list like this one that you can take with you and build on when the opportunity arises will give you a much better chance of naturally integrating the suggestions into your lifestyle. Regardless of how many you keep — or how many of the stories on this list that you check out — Happy New Year!
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