There’s a lot that goes on in your head when you realize you are going to be a father. I must admit, my first reaction was one of terror. Even though we were actively trying to have a child, when I looked at that positive pregnancy test, it became real. It’s terrifying for so many reasons. The biggest reason for me, is the fear of the unknown. I know nothing about taking care of a child. What goes into caring for a baby each day? What if we don’t have enough money to support him? How will I balance work and childcare? What if he has health problems? Will my wife’s vagina ever be the same? These are all the pressing questions that crossed my mind. (more…)
As a native Long Islander, I was able to witness firsthand the destructive Hurricane Sandy on Monday. Fortunately, my friends and family all emerged from the storm unscathed and without any major damage to their home. Many others were not so lucky.
New Yorkers have had their share of storm scares before in the past but NOTHING like this. We have our yearly nor’easters, blizzards and thunderstorms. There has even been the occasional tropical storm.
In the days leading up to any big storm there is always that group of people who take lots of precautions. They stock up on batteries and canned food and buy out Home Depot. They buy all the bottled water and create lines at the gas stations. Those people make it impossible to run any errand the few days prior.
Then you have the other group of people that mock those cautious people. (more…)
I’m not bald…yet. But my hair is on borrowed time. At 30, my hair is starting to thin and I estimate that I probably only have 5-10 years of good coverage left. For a few years now, I’ve been waiting to hear about a breakthrough on a cure for baldness. Now, recent research suggests we may see that cure in the years to come.
Current procedures to combat baldness involve topical creams that typically can only keep a person from losing any more hair and surgical procedures that move healthy hairs into bald areas. But a recent breakthrough, shows that scientists may have discovered a way to spur hair growth in areas that were previously bald. (more…)
A recent study is suggesting that engaging in frequent oral sex could increase a person’s risk of developing mouth and throat cancer.
According to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated 7 percent of American teens and adults carry the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their mouths. Infection with the HPV virus heightens the risk of developing cancer of the mouth and throat. (more…)
We men like to feel manly. We like to be looked up to. We also want a place that we can call our own and not have to share it with others who like to change everything around (e.g. women). If you’re married, there may not be much you can do to do make your place a man cave, since its likely your wife has already taken over every room in the house. However, for single men, there is still hope.
This guest post is designed to show every single man out there how they can take their house or apartment and pull a 180 by completely transforming it from a regular living space into a man cave that will make all your friends want to stay, live and hang out at your place in their time away from their wives. Don’t get me wrong, I love women; but I do not let them come between me and the things I truly love.
There are three main parts to an apartment: a living room, bedroom and bathroom. Here is some good information to help transform your apartment into a real life man cave. (more…)
A hot topic around this time of year is New Year’s resolutions. Everyone wants a fresh start and plans on improving their lives in some way, shape or form with the coming of new year. It’s usually a lofty goal that is abandoned once the calendar turns to February.
Typically, people will vow to lose weight, advance their career or perhaps fall in love. These are often tough goals to meet because they require hard work, perseverance and even a little bit of luck. Most people lack the resolve to achieve these goals.
I say why set ourselves up for failure? We need to lower our standards. Why not set some new year’s resolutions you can actually meet? With that in mind, I’ve come up with a list of ten new year’s resolutions that I am confident I can keep.
1. I will put off going to the gym and limit my exercise to being intimate with my wife and playing Nintendo Wii.
2. I will blow off church every Sunday during football season so I can properly set my fantasy football lineup. (more…)
Mark Haub, a human nutrition professor at Kansas State University, recently tried a fun experiment. For 10 weeks, he ate a twinkie every three hours and somehow managed to shed 27 pounds.
How is this possible? Well, he limited himself to 1,800 calories per day, which is much smaller than a typical 2,500 calorie diet for a man of his size.
His premise: that when it comes to weight loss, calorie intake is the most important factor.
Amazingly, Haub’s bad cholesterol, also known as LDL, dropped 20 percent, while his good cholesterol (HDL) increased by 20 percent.
That’s pretty amazing stuff. Although, even though he lost weight and his cholesterol went down, its hard to imagine that this could actually be perceived as healthy. If you’re interested, you can check out the complete article here. He also documented his progress on his Facebook page.
Do you like to drink but you don’t like those empty calories? Do you want to enjoy yourself during happy hour without the worry of putting on excess pounds? What drinks will get you drunk the fastest, while providing the fewest number of calories? All these questions can be answered at the The Efficient Drinker.
I came across the web site the other day and it will change the way I order drinks at the bar. The site has created an efficiency ratio to determine which beers will achieve the desired result of alcohol (getting drunk), while providing the fewest number of calories. (more…)