4 Ways to Succeed in Taking Care of Yourself in the New Year

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It’s that time of year again when you may be reflecting on life; the time to set some goals and make significant changes that will work to improve your quality of life as a male. Studies show that 45% of people make New Year’s resolutions of some type. As the new year rolls around, you can be prepared for it by taking the time to set your goals.

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Computer Running Slow? Try These Tricks

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Remember when your computer was brand new? It was so bright and shiny and everything ran so fast! A few months or a year later, though, and there is a definite lag and sometimes it even crashes. What gives? You’re just doing the same stuff you’ve always done. Why is everything moving more slowly now? Your computer isn’t old enough to start wearing down!

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Drink of the Week: The Toronto Cocktail

The Toronto Cocktail.Last week’s drink might have been a bit uncertain when it came to its geographical underpinnings, but this week’s is pretty clear that it’s an homage to Canada’s most populous city, a place I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting. The Toronto Star traces its origins to a 1922 cocktail book written by a London-based bartender who claimed the drink was a favorite of Torontonians but noted that the province of Ontario had its own version of prohibition between 1916 and 1927. Moreover, there’s no other known connection between the drink and the particular city it’s named for. That being said, it’s a truly worthwhile classic cocktail that can stand proudly beside any other city-named drink you can think of.

In any case, this version of the Toronto Cocktail comes, once again, from David Embury’s 1948 “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.” Depending on how you look at it, it’s a variation of an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. Since I prefer to make this one on the rocks, I’d say it’s more the latter than the former. Try it for yourself.

The Toronto Cocktail

1 1/2 ounces Canadian or rye whiskey
1/2 ounce Fernet Branca
1/4 ounce simple syrup or, if you don’t have that, 1 teaspoon of superfine sugar
1 dash Angostura/aromatic bitters
1 orange twist (high desirable garnish)

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Hat hair puts a dent in your style, and Old Spice wants to help

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National Hat Day is this Sunday, and Old Spice has teamed up with celebrity groomer Benjamin Thigpen to get you more “sexy time” with the ladies in spite of your affinity for hats.

As the manliest grooming brand on the planet, Old Spice is excited to introduce the latest addition to its Hair Care and Styling product line. Old Spice Swagger Gel gives guys high hold and moderate shine for hair that doesn’t try too hard.

Thigpen has worked with the heads of Marc Jacobs, Bruce Willis, Nate Berkus, Francisco Costa, Nick Swisher, Josh Duhamel and Tony Hale, so he can definitely help you with that crusty piece of lettuce atop your dome piece.

“As a grooming expert, I’m so excited to team up with Old Spice to help introduce new Swagger Gel that’s designed for guys looking for high hold and a moderate shine. Let’s face it, guys want hair that looks like it’s not trying too hard, and Old Spice Swagger Gel does just that. Simply rub a nickel size amount on your fingertips and work into your hair for that ultimate rockstar look,” Thigpen said.

More and more guys are wearing hats – particularly during winter – and these tips are relevant for any time of the year, especially if they’re looking for easy ways to combat dreaded “hat hair.”

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A Great Idea for Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day is coming up, so consider this your official warning. Now the question is, what should I get her this year?

You could try the usual. Flowers, chocolates, a stuffed animal, a gift card or a last-minute gas station gift. While most of the above would make a good gift for Valentine’s Day, they are not great, amazing or out of this world.

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