How Fucked Am I After Going into the Ocean with My Wallet?

Way less fucked than I expected, but still pretty fucked… by Ian Lecklitner It was my first day of vacation, and I was boozing on the beach. Naturally, I got completely wasted and stupidly decided that it would be a good idea to sprint into the ocean… without emptying my pockets. Now, all of my shit is soaked, and my life is in a shambles. If you can’t tell, I’m freaking out here. But alas, I need to be an adult and assess the situation. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at just how fucked up all of my precious stuff … Continue reading How Fucked Am I After Going into the Ocean with My Wallet?

Anthony Bourdain and the Hope for Better Men

The real difficulty of being a man in the 21st century is the challenge of rising to his level by Miles Klee The suicide of a famous figure you love is a strange, disorienting blow. This person who revealed their life to me as I remained hidden from their gaze, just one admirer in a sea of the same, has closed that open life. We mourn Anthony Bourdain not as an individual loss but as the vanishing of some dream. Everybody wanted to be Bourdain, but he did not, anymore. And so what hope is left? Quite simply: the hope he … Continue reading Anthony Bourdain and the Hope for Better Men

Being a Night Owl in an Early-Rising World Is Killing You

Society is built exclusively for morning people by Ian Lecklitner Benjamin Franklin once said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” But surely this is yet another instance of the Man keeping us down? Growing scientific evidence suggests that some of us are hardwired to be night owls, and we’re being forced to adjust to an early-morning society. As a result, evening people are massively sleep deprived, and their overall health suffers. “The doom-and-gloom headlines about night owls has to do with them being sleep deprived, because they’re trying to conform to our societal preference for … Continue reading Being a Night Owl in an Early-Rising World Is Killing You

A Gentleman’s Guide to Breaking Up with Your Guy Friends

by John McDermott Last week, a listener of Dan Savage’s hit advice podcast Savage Love called in with a dilemma that will sound all-too-familiar for any post-collegiate American male: A guy makes a dude friend in college, and their relationships revolves primarily around partying, trying to meet women and making dick jokes together. (Note: The last bit is speculative.) But once they graduate and leave the carefree confines of a college campus, their lives diverge markedly. In this scenario, the caller got a job, an apartment and a serious girlfriend. In other words, he transitioned into life as an upstanding adult citizen. … Continue reading A Gentleman’s Guide to Breaking Up with Your Guy Friends

To Make Lots of Money, You’ve Got to Be a Total Dirk

by Andrew Fiouzi Why men with one-syllable names almost always earn more money Names like Brad and Chad may be synonymous with “douchebag.” But according to a new study, those guys earn more money — and it has nothing to do with their douche chills. According to a study from German job portal site Adzuna, men with one syllable names tend to bring home bigger bucks. “The highest earner among male names was Dirk, earning an average of €120,200 [$148,128], with other onesies also scoring high on the income hierarchy,” reported The Local Germany last month. “Klaus can count on a good €100,237 [$123,527] before taxes with Hans … Continue reading To Make Lots of Money, You’ve Got to Be a Total Dirk

‘Are You Done, Yet?’: Women on How Long Sex Should Last

by Bridget Phetasy Porn can be blamed for a lot of pathologies and false ideas about sex: That women love anal; that we like to have our pussies spat upon or smacked; that men need to bone as if they’re literally filming a porn. But I think one of the biggest myths it’s responsible for is that women expect a gentleman on the streets and a marathon runner in the sheets. I’m all for a robust sex sesh, but I’m not gonna lie, at right about minute 22 of intercourse (or “Pound Town” as one of my friends refers to it), I start … Continue reading ‘Are You Done, Yet?’: Women on How Long Sex Should Last

The Science of Facial Hair: What Signals Do Beards, Stubble, and Mustaches Send to Others?

 by Antonio Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a yes or no answer to every question of aesthetics? It’s certainly how magazines and pop culture presents things when it comes to how a man should or shouldn’t look. But that’s rarely how the human brain works. As we’ve discussed before in regards to style, there are definitely some black/white rules, but for the most part each man needs to discover what works best for him. He needs to express himself through his style choices, within some basic frameworks. One fascinatingly complex issue that has come back into the spotlight recently … Continue reading The Science of Facial Hair: What Signals Do Beards, Stubble, and Mustaches Send to Others?