August 2013

Tip of the Day: We (STAND) Corrected

by Eubie on August 31, 2013

In an earlier tip, we suggested looking into one of those new ergonomic ‘standing’ desks. This has become all the rage as science has learned of the ill-effects of our sedentary lifestyle (e.g., sitting around the office and the house all day and night). Well, it’s still true that we sit too much, but whether […]


Tip of the Day: Men Get Depressed

by Eubie on August 30, 2013

Back to the well, as they say, or in this case back to the Yahoo! Shine website for today’s… well, not exactly a tip, more like an info exchange to prompt some thinking on your part. Turns out that men get depressed… a lot, almost as much as women, apparently (if recent research is to […]


Kind of a cop-out tip today. Yes, it’s another food-related suggestion, and yes it’s not terribly provocative (if that’s not terribly redundant). But, it is good advice if you want to try to keep your youthful appearance in the face of the ravages of time. Without further pomp or circumstance, here’s the list of foods […]


Tip of the Day: Buy Your Pet a Toy

by Eubie on August 28, 2013

… or better yet, play with him/her at least once or twice a day. Really, your pet spends far too much time sleeping his/her life away, and the reason is boredom. We speak from experience, having been a caged animal ourselves recently. Nothing to do, nowhere to go, all that’s left is to snooze… and […]


Tip of the Day: Wash Your Sheets

by Eubie on August 27, 2013

Us unrepentant bachelors have a bad reputation for almost everything, but especially when it comes to all things related to cleanliness. Well, let’s rectify that, shall we? To start with, pop those bed linens in the washing machine today! Apparently, single men wash their sheets about once every blue moon, give or take. Whether this […]


Tip of the Day: Self-Control

by Eubie on August 26, 2013

We are struggling… oh, are we struggling… with self-control. Moment-to-moment our thoughts are zeroed in on a cigarette, any cigarette, so long as it’s ours to smoke. This is annoying. As all of us know, one of the secrets to happiness is self-control, especially the ability to delay gratification–without those moments of delay becoming waking […]


Tip of the Day: Check Out This Cool Website!

by Eubie on August 25, 2013

Nothing could be more mundane or generic that a breathless exhortation to ‘go here!’ and ‘see this!’ And yet… and yet… we felt compelled to hip you to this ‘cool website’ listing 366 Weird Movies, or as we’d have put it, the weirdest. We’d also like to give a special shout-out to our personal favorite […]

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Tip of the Day: Read This Book

by Eubie on August 24, 2013

No, this book: Men on Strike by Helen Smith. Why? Because it’s about you, silly… finally, an entire tract devoted to us unrepentant bachelors, one that also offers explanations for why we are the way we are, if you haven’t figured it out already. Read it… now!


Tip(s) of the Day: How to Quit

by Eubie on August 23, 2013

As we mentioned we’re trying to quit smoking. Today was D-Day, Zero-hour: 9 a.m. … sorry, the lyrics from Rocket Man unintentionally intruded. We’ve always been partial to¬†Stewie Griffin’s version of Bill Shatner’s version of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin classic. But that’s neither here nor some other place. What is important is this website with […]


Tip of the Day: Put a Dryer Sheet in Your Car

by Eubie on August 22, 2013

Today we begin our long, hard journey to becoming a non-smoker. Long… and hard. Yesterday at our ‘quit-smoking’ class (funded, interesting enough, by the settlement between Big Tobacco and the states), one of our fellow travelers offered this advice to help freshen up a car saturated in cigarette smoke: put a dryer sheet in there. […]