The title says it all. Here’s a vid to guide you on the proper form for push-ups, squats, lunges, and jumps, which, if this fitness guru is speaking truth to power, are the four key exercises to get your heart pumping and your muscles bulging.
UBs, MGTOWs, the homeless, they all share one thing in common: gender. So if you are an unrepentant bachelor going your own way and you find yourself living out of a box (but with access to the InterWebs), you might want to take a look at this blog proffering a Survival Guide to Homelessness. Not much posting as of late, but there’s some good stuff from the past to get you thinking, and maybe figuring out how to cope with an unfortunate situation that affects far too many men.
We’ve got a backlog that we’re trying to address so let’s start with this piece on (rather expensive) products to enhance your appearance. They basically fall into a handful of areas: soaps (especially those that exfoliate, or remove that crusty skin cover you’ve built up), shampoos and conditioners, scents, and hair-and-beard styling gels and oils. If you are a UB who appreciates not only looking but feeling your best, you may want to investigate this. If you are one who prefers to wrestle grizzlies in the hinterlands of Alaska, maybe not so much, but you bear lovers might just be the guys who need this the most!
Back on the horse, as it were, with one of our usual ‘How to Get Rich Not-So-Quickly’ posts. According to this missive from the good folks at Yahoo! Small Business Advisor, there are seven habits you should be cultivating. They are:
1) Persistence. Apparently it is, in fact, a habit.
2) Set Attainable Goals.
3) Seek Out a Career Mentor.
4) Be Positive.
5) ABE (Always Be Educating [Yourself])
6) Track Your Progress.
7) Surround Yourself with the Success-oriented.
And really, in a more general way, just try to be conscious of these seven habits and constantly strive to achieve, enhance, or expand on them. Now go out there today and make Momma proud!
One of our childhood heroes died today, and we are inconsolable. The funny papers repeatedly describe Ernie Banks as “one-of-a-kind,” and all that is good in both people and baseball is wrapped up in that descriptive. It’s winter, there’s a snap in the air, but it’s still a beautiful day for a ballgame, Ernie. “Let’s play two!”
Haven’t done much of this lately, but a thought occurred and so it was time to share. Here’s, as they say, an oldie but a goodie by The Crystals. If this doesn’t get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping, you may want to check to see if you have a pulse.
In honor of the year out/year in moment we all find ourselves in at this juncture in the space-time continuum, I want to offer up a bit of wisdom from Joel and Ethan Coen, two of the most ‘fill-in-your-superlatives-here.’ Lifted from O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), it seems the perfect thought to prepare yourself for the future… any and every future, for which we are all always and forever unprepared:
Blind Seer (the Oracle of Delphi): You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek. But first… first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril. Mm-hmm. You shall see thangs, wonderful to tell. You shall see a… a cow… on the roof of a cotton house, ha. And, oh, so many startlements. I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the obstacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward. Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation.
Headline says it all… drumroll, please!
10. Collard Greens
9. Romaine Lettuce
7. Leaf Lettuce
4. Beet Greens
2. Chinese Cabbage
1. Watercress (the most ‘super’ of super-foods!)
What to do, what to do? First, ask yourself these five questions. If you answer no to three or more, you do in fact have a case of the ‘Mondays.’
1. Am I excited to dive into the challenges that I have lined up for the week?
2. Am I looking forward to engaging with the people I am meeting or working with?
3. Am I going to my dream job?
4. Am I being compensated fairly for the value I bring to my job?
5. Do I feel energized, rested, and confident?
Next, if you do have the ‘Mondays,’ spin yourself a little Johnny Paycheck and get ready to burn a bridge or two as you start pursuing your new, blues-free life!
We’re just a couple of hours away from October, our favorite month of the year. To celebrate/commemorate the occasion, we offer you a list of all the scary movies on (mostly cable) TV this month, courtesy of The Atlantic. And may some or all of these spookers, stinkers, and spine-tinglers help you to be frightened out of your wits! Enjoy!