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Life Advice

We cover dating advice, but what about those times when you need to learn the best way to tie your shoes, or how to find a new job? Well, apparently we ramble about that too. When it comes to life advice we’ve got plenty, but we can’t promise it will be any good.

creative gift wrapping

We all know someone who has everything: the latest electronics, newest mobile devices, and (of course) a wardrobe stuffed with the best of the best. They need nothing and, what’s worse, want for absolutely zero. Yet this individual is one of your closest friends. Perhaps he is even your very closest friend. You want to [...]

proposing at baseball game

This was one long winter for parts of the U.S. and Canada. But it's finally that time of year when a man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love and baseball. The kind of love that prompts us to make long-term commitments also usually involves some sort of jewelry purchase. When that kind of love happens, [...]

cleaning storage locker

Have you ever put off a decision for so long that the choice was made for you? I've done that a million times, and I have a feeling that you have too. If you're putting something off, it's because it's difficult, scary, or in some way undesirable. We humans are absolute masters of avoiding things [...]

leaving for college

Decorating a college dorm room or new apartment can entice overspending - even on essentials. According to the National Retail Federation, the average about-to-go-away-from-home-for-the-first time young person spends an average of $800 on clothes and dorm room furnishings. For example, "color-coordinated" furnishings at some big box stores (um, Target!) encourage the dorm-room buyer of essential [...]

lock picking tutorial

When it comes to spy skills, knowing how to pick a lock with a bobby pin is one of the oldest bits of tradecraft in the book - at least in the movies. It's also not very difficult to do, and can actually come in handy when you've locked yourself out of the house, or [...]

fancy new clothes

Every year most people make a New Year’s resolution. These ephemeral "I know I should commit to making changes" statements stem from the desire to get fit, eat healthy, or change bad habits. No lecture. Every man is captain of his own universe. But if you’re thinking of carving out a new personal or professional [...]

pc load letter

So many people rely on desktop publishing for all their personal and business printing needs. Because printers, faxes, and other office equipment tends to change rather quickly - and planned obsolescence really isn't an evil plot of any manufacturer - it's important to know where to buy low cost, high quality replacement ink, ribbon, toner, or tape cartridges for [...]

hidden genious

One of my closest friends is a Ph.D. candidate at a major U.S. university. Unfortunately, she knows that chances of getting a job in the field she’s pursuing (archaeology) aren’t great. There aren’t a whole lot of jobs for those who know as much as she does about Ancient Egypt. She’s likely to spend the [...]

man working from home

Working in an office environment isn't for everyone. I managed a warehouse for seven years before finally deciding to give it up and work from home, and I don't regret it for a minute. In a busy workplace where you’re trying to get work done, with clients and colleagues pestering you at every given opportunity [...]

pee drips after urination

Ever since my parents first taught me to aim at the Cheerio in the toilet, I've known that there was a certain something I was missing. If you've ever taken a leak - and I hope you have by now - then I'm guessing you've experienced the dreaded pee drips after urination problem. It's all [...]