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The cold weather is officially upon us. As temperatures start to go down, most people would bury themselves in bulky coats, gigantic ski-gloves, and frumpy scarves. They’ll do anything to keep themselves warm, style be damned. You need to remember that your clothes are a visual extension of your personality. To help you dress sharp for fall and winter, we riffled through the biggest men’s fashion trends for fall/winter 2018 you need to know about.

Here are some of the men’s fashion trends to take straight from the runway to your closet. Let’s bring these men’s fall fashion trends 2018 to life.

Layering

Men's fashion trends: Layering

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Winter weather can be unpredictable. One day it’s as cold as hell, the next balmy. Since it’s hard to tell what the weather will bring, you need to dress smart to stay warm throughout the season. Layering is key to protecting yourself from the outside elements. But there are some pretty adventurous layering ideas going on in the upper echelons of the fashion industry right now.

2018 menswear sent a clear message this year: more is more. In fact, the models were wearing so many garments, they appeared five times bigger than usual.

The trend may be difficult to emulate. But if you’d like to wear the layered trend, grab a trench coat in a neutral tone and mix it with other items already in your closet. This will give you quick and dirty layered look. Hugo Boss topped suits and tailored blazers with their traditional gray oversized trench.

80s men’s fashion trends are back in style

80s men’s fashion trends are back in style 

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Men’s fashion trends come and go. This season, the 1980s fashion is back in a big way. In fact, power suiting, wild animal prints, sequins galore, and even shoulder pads were all over the Fall 2018 runways.

Love it or hate it, there is no doubt that 80s fashion is coming on strong. Whether you opt for power suiting and oversized shoulders from Givenchy and Versace or oversized outerwear from Marc Jacobs,

big and bold is the name of the game this season.

Brown is the new black

Brown is the new black 

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Brown has been shunned by the masses for years. Most people think of it as drab and ugly. But things are taking an interesting turn as more and more people are starting to embrace this under-appreciated hue. In fact, brown is the new black for men’s autumn fashion 2018.

The beauty of the chocolate takeover is that brown brown looks good on everyone. From chocolate, to beige, taupe, walnut, and tan, there is something to suit all taste. The key is to find the right shade for you.

Get on board with this season’s hot chocolate trend. You’d be surprised what this low-key earth tone can do for your style.

Winter brights

Men's fashion trends: Winter brights 

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Neon is a trend no one can ignore this season. Designers like Armani, Louis Vuitton, Jeremy Scott, and Brandon Maxwell lit up the runways as they showcased a colorful selection of ultra bright pieces. Their collection made a very strong case for ditching neutral palette in favor of some vivid hues. Now, neon is one of the biggest men’s fashion trends for fall and winter.

Winter is often full of dreary shades of brown, black, and gray . Winter fashion will no longer be dull and boring this season with the introduction of bold and bright colors into everyday outfit. It is best worn as a standout pop of color against a beige, gray, navy or black outfit.

Add a pop of neon detailing to shift the entire feel of an outfit. Choose one clothing item and let it shout. Don’t overdo it. One is enough.

Leather is in

Men's fashion trends: Leather

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Patent leather is one of the biggest men’s fashion trends this fall 2018. In fact, it is the most dominant of all fabrics this season.

Leather comes in so many shapes, silhouettes, and looks. It can be boots, jacket, pants, vest, or any other accessory. Big designer brands such as Givenchy, Hermes, and Valentino featured the material in different colors and silhouettes.

Leather jackets are a great way to toughen up your look. Pair it with a black shirt. This works well for an evening or going out look. If you’re quite fancy and you want to smarten up your look, try mixing your leather jacket with tailored trousers.

Shearling

Shearling 

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Shearling jackets are crafted from the actual skin of a sheep or lamb. It is the perfect way to embrace the colder months in comfort. But if cost and ecology plays a part in your decision making, faux shearling is a great alternative. They look as good as the real thing, and save you money in the process.

Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, and Gucci all featured luxurious faux options. They pledged not to use real fur and lived up to their promise.

For a versatile, off-duty look, consider a shearling curduroy jacket. The darker color of the exterior comands less attention, but still retains that classic style. You may also wear it with a classic pair of denim jeans, alongside a crewneck shirt.

Logomania

Men's fashion trends: Logo Mania 

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We’ve received a memo that logomania has returned. This time, it’s bolder than ever. It’s the perfect way for referencing the season without the need to deveop new lines.

Following the success of Gucci side-striped tracksuits, big fashion houses are assuming the style heritage they rejected for so long. This time, the runways were packed with slogans and brands positioned vertically on jackets or running down the side of pants.

If you’re looking to change up your look a little bit, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a new wardrobe or fancy accessories. Sometimes, something as simple as a new facial hair style can take you leaps and bounds when it comes to looking and feeling your best.

But with so many different facial hair styles out there, which one should you go with?

10 Best Facial Hair Styles


While there are a number of different facial hair styles you can rock at any given time, here are 10 that may be the best for you.

1. The Few-Day Stubble Beard


This is one of the easiest styles to pull off in that it’s pretty simple to grow and maintain, and it’s perfect for all face shapes. To achieve this look from a clean-shaven face, all you have to do is go about a maximum of three days without shaving (depending on how quickly your beard grows), and then use a trimmer to maintain.

When rocking this look, you will want to make sure that your neck is cleaned up (trimming or taking a razor to any hair that grows below the Adam’s apple is a good rule of thumb) and that any hair that grows just above your cheekbone is shaved or trimmed.


Depending on how scruffy you want your stubble beard to look, you can either use a two-millimeter (short stubble), a four-millimeter (medium stubble), or six-millimeter attachment trimmer comb. If you want that shorter stubble look, you should trim about every two days, whereas a medium stubble look necessitates a trim about every week or so.

For that longer stubble look, you can go as long as two weeks before trimming, but make sure you’re getting rid of any longer hairs that pop up in the meantime.

2. The Balbo


Perfect for guys with more narrow chins, the Balbo is a beard without sideburns and that has a trimmed, floating mustache. Robert Downey Jr. has been known to rock this style from time to time, so it’s definitely fairly popular.


If you want to pull off this look, you will need to grow a full beard first. Wait at least about four weeks until you begin the beard sculpting process. Once you have enough beard to work with, you will need to utilize some quality razors, both of the electric and straight razor variety.

To get that perfect Balbo look, you need a steady and precise hand, so if this is something you’re willing to undertake yourself, be patient.

3. The Van Dyke


Perfect for guys with narrow chins, this facial hair style was popularized by 17th century Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyke and is a mixture of a goatee and a mustache. Achieving this beard type requires delicate care and precision.


First, wait until your beard gets a decent amount of stubble. Then, using a good razor, shave all of the hair off your cheeks, neck, and sideburns. Leaving the mustache completely unaffected, form you beard in the chin region by making what can best be described as an inverted T.

Next, allow the beard on your chin to grow until it reaches about two inches. Finally, be sure to trim every once and a while to get that ideal V shape.

4. The Imperial


Popularized during the 2nd Empire, the Imperial is a mustache style that is perfect for oblong or rectangular faces. While it is normally worn as a standalone mustache, it can also be incorporated with chin beards or sideburns. Just make sure that, if you do decide to have some accompanying facial hair, the mustache remains the focal point.

To achieve this look, go as long as you can without shaving, so that you have thick enough whiskers that can be properly shaped. Many growers of the Imperial wait as long as three months to get that perfect look.

You want to make sure that the hair near your mustache is shaved, but don’t trim the mustache itself. An untrimmed mustache is absolutely crucial to maintaining that natural look.

Finally, and this is the main feature of the Imperial, you will want to use either mustache wax or beard oil to curl the ends of the mustache. The end result will have you looking as fancy as ever.

5. The Circle Beard


Ideal for round and oval faces, the circle beard (also referred to as the “standard” beard), is a tidy and presentable mixture of a rounded goatee beard and a mustache.


For this look, you will want to go a fairly decent amount of time without shaving to ensure that your facial hair is properly thick. Once it’s time to sculpt that circle beard style, most guys will go to a salon to get it properly shaped, since it can be tricky to get that circle shape down pat.

But, with the right amount of precision and patience as well as the perfect combination of shaving and trimming, you can achieve the circle beard look on your own.

6. The Full Beard


Most guys who are looking to grow beards prefer the full beard. Unfortunately, not every guy can grow a full beard, since it’s pretty much dependent on genetics.

For those who can achieve it, it is best suited for triangle, inverted triangle, or diamond face shapes. To best attain the full beard look, allow your facial hair to grow until it’s at around a medium stubble length and then shape it with a razor. Wait until six weeks before shaving, and then trim to keep the beard at the appropriate length.

7. The Extended Goatee


Guys with either oval or square face shapes are best suited for the extended goatee, which is also known as the Hollywoodian or the tailback. A combination of a mustache and a goatee, this style is unlike the full beard in that it requires you to take the hair off of your sideburns.


Before shaping your beard into an extended goatee, be sure to grow your facial hair to medium stubble. Then, while making sure you keep your mustache completely intact, trim your facial hair to your preferred width.

8. The Mutton Chops


Also referred to as sideburns or side whiskers, mutton chops were popularized by famous Civil War general Ambrose Burnside (who gave us the term “sideburn” to begin with).


Best for square or circular face shapes, this facial hair style is achieved by allowing your mustache and sideburns to grow until they meet up. You will want to be sure that you shave all the hair on your chin until your lower lip region.

For added effect, let your sideburns grow out until they become extra fluffy.

9. The Garibaldi


Best for rectangular or oval faces, the Garibaldi has a wild and unkempt look to it, but it does work for some guys.


To accomplish this facial hair style, you’ll need to let your beard grow for a long time. We’re talking about four months, or until it gets to be around 20 centimeters. To give it that round look, make sure that you shape and trim the lower area.

Despite having so much beard to work with, it’s actually best if you don’t use any styling products, so that the beard keeps its natural look. You will want to make sure you keep your eye on your mustache length though, as a mustache that is too long will take the focus away from the beard itself.

10. Clean Shaven


Hey, technically being clean shaven is a facial hair style, despite there not being any hair on your face. Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to rock a clean look every once and a while.

Comparison Table

Facial Hair

Details

The Few-Day Stubble Beard

Pretty simple to grow and maintain, and it’s perfect for all face shapes

The Balbo

A beard without sideburns and that has a trimmed, floating mustache

The Van Dyke

Allow the beard on your chin to grow until it reaches about two inches

The Imperial

Go as long as you can without shaving

The Circle Beard

A tidy and presentable mixture of a rounded goatee beard and a mustache

The Full Beard

Best suited for triangle, inverted triangle, or diamond face shapes

The Extended Goatee

Requires you to take the hair off of your sideburns

The Mutton Chops

Allowing your mustache and sideburns to grow until they meet up

The Garibaldi

You’ll need to let your beard grow for a long time or until it gets to be around 20 centimeters

Clean Shaven

Technically being clean shaven is a facial hair style

Choosing The Right Style Of Facial Hair For You


When deciding on the right facial hair style for you, there are several things you should think about. For one, you want to take the shape of your face into consideration. Depending on if you have a more square-shaped face or a rounder face or more rectangular face, some facial hair styles may work better than others.

You will also want to take your beard-growing capabilities into account. Not all beard-havers are created equal, and while some guys can grow hair on pretty much every inch of their face, others might have particular spots that just don’t grow in. Obviously, not being able to grow facial hair in certain areas will disqualify you from pulling off certain looks, so be sure to keep that in mind.

Additionally, you will want to consider your budget. Some facial hair styles will require you to get certain products, whether it be beard oil or a full-on trimming kit, to maintain the style. Simply put, the longer the beard, the more time and money you need to put into grooming it.

Finally, you will want to choose the style or styles that look best on you. Suggest to a significant other or to close friends or family members what look you’re considering going with. If they react strongly one way or another, you should have a pretty solid idea public opinion-wise.

Bottom line though, it has to be a style that you feel confident rocking. If you think you can pull it off, then by all means give it a try. If it’s not getting the reaction you were hoping for, then you can just shave it all off and start from scratch.

The holiday season is something we look forward to every year. The season is filled with social gatherings, delicious foods, and festivities. During this time of the year, many of you probably receive a number of invitations. Sometimes, the invite doesn’t even mention any dress code, so you have no idea how to put together your holiday party outfit.

Need help getting your party attire ready for the holiday season? Then you came to the right place. Whether you’re attending an office soiree, a Christmas dinner with your family or a New Year’s bash, these holiday party outfit ideas that are sure to stun.  


Casual Get-Togethers

Holiday party outfit for casual get-togethers

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The holiday season gives us an opportunity to spend time with our family and friends. Since most of these events are just casual gatherings, you want a holiday party outfit that looks great and feels comfortable at the same time. In this case, you are free to bring out the denim jeans. Make sure, though, that they’re in dark wash.

Show off a bit with a cool, but casual look. A chambray shirt is also a great option for this occasion. It’s a classic, versatile shirt. Plus, it’s a more relaxed version of your standard blue dress shirt. You can easily dress it up depending on the jacket or blazer you wear over it.

With freezing temps and chilly wind, you’re going to need something to keep you warm. Stick with rugged essentials and opt for a canvas field jacket or a leather jacket. For a more sophisticated look, throw in a plaid blazer. You’ll get bonus points for one with seasonal green weaved into the pattern.


Holiday Party Outfit for Office Party

Holiday party outfit for office party

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Office parties provide an opportunity to mingle with your colleagues in a more casual setting. Keep in mind, though, that it’s still a corporate party, so it is best to keep it professional. Also, your outfit should include a balance of comfort, style, and versatility.

Your holiday party outfit largely depends on where you work. Start by taking cues from your co-workers and what they wear on a daily basis. If the occasions calls for dressy casual, opt for a marginally refined version of your day-to-day work outfit. In this case, an Oxford shirt and dress pants would be a great option. Leave the tie at home.

Amp up your holiday party attire by incorporating some accessories like a statement watch to your holiday attire. But if you work for a company that favors high class cocktails, then a more formal outfit is in order.


Outfit Idea for Cocktail Party

Outfit Idea for Cocktail Party

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Most men would wear a suit to a cocktail party, but there are other holiday party outfits to choose from.

Cocktail party attire is akin to semi-formal. If you choose to wear a suit, go for a suit in a darker color palette . If you want a more laid back look, you can wear a blazer with a dark-wash jeans or chinos in black, navy or gray. Or better yet, wear a dress shirt with a pair of dress pants. Depending on the event, you may be able to go open neck. Add a layer by throwing in a wool vest. Ground your look with Brogue Oxford dress shoes.

For your cocktail attire, the key is to opt for more a more relaxed tailoring. The cocktails are flowing, try to loosen up a bit.


Formal Events

Holiday party outfit for formal events

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Suits are always the best option when it comes to formal parties. Go with a white formal shirt, black or navy suit, black bow tie, and black dress shoes. A charcoal, gray or a navy suit are also excellent choices.

If you want to incorporate some festive spirit to your holiday party outfit, you can do so but in moderation. Go for a light blue shirt and a forest green knitted tie. It will add a pop of color to your outfit, without looking tacky.

Accessories are the perfect way to elevate your look. Wear classic, quality accessories such as a classic tie and a nice tie. Don’t forget to shine your shoes. There’s no negotiation here.

You should always look clean and fresh when wearing a suit. Our advice is to head over to your barber or hair stylist a few days before the event to make sure that you look your best.

Ugly Sweater Party

Outfit idea for ugly sweater party

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Holiday parties are your time to show off your holiday spirit. You may be tempted to wear a Rudolph sweatshirt with flashing bulbs, but please the urge to do so. You can still show some Christmas spirit to your holiday party outfit without looking flashy.

Channel the festive season by sticking with seasonal colors. Instead of choosing bright, saturated colors, play around with darker and lighter colors of red, green, white, and blue. Keep your denim dark.

Not too long ago, women were regarded as the masters of the kitchen. Today, however, cooking is no longer considered as a female chore. In fact, recent study shows more men are cooking in the kitchen. In addition, survey revealed that nearly 6 out of 10 Christmas dinners will be prepared and cooked by the man of the house this year. If you’re looking Christmas dinner ideas, this blog post is for you.

These tried-and-tested Christmas dinner ideas will wow the crowd. Even picky eaters will surely love these dishes.

Christmas Dinner Ideas: Main Dish

If you need impressive Christmas entrees, we have plenty of options. Try these delicious and festive Christmas dinner ideas for a memorable holiday feast.

Maple Mustard Roasted Turkey Thighs

Christmas Dinner Ideas: Maple Mustard Roasted Turkey Thighs

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Turkey is the star of the meal on Thanksgiving. If you love the big bird, why not grace your table with it on Christmas?

If you’re not hosting Christmas dinner at your house, then you don’t need to roast a whole turkey. Just roast a couple of thighs and drumsticks, and it will generously feed 4 people. The maple mustard glaze will give the turkey thighs a nice and juicy flavor.

Get the recipe for Maple Mustard Roasted Turkey Thighs.

Pressure Cooker Winter Squash and Lentil Stew

Pressure Cooker Winter Squash and Lentil Stew

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In search for Christmas dinner ideas for your vegetarian loved ones? Thick, rich, and flavorful, this veggie-packed dish will keep you full and toasty this holiday season. Pair it with a nice, warm hunk of homemade bread. We guarantee your guests will be back again next year.

Get the recipe for Pressure Cooker Winter Squash and Lentil Stew.

Sweet and Sticky Apricot Glazed Ham

Christmas Dinner Ideas: Sweet and Sticky Apricot Glazed Ham 

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With this tastes-as-it-good-as-it-looks Christmas dinner centerpiece, your family and friends will think you went all out. Well, they don’t need to know how simple it is to make it. This dish is so good, even the kids will want seconds.

Get the recipe for Sweet and Stick Apricot Glazed Ham.

Creamy Vegan Linguine with Wild Mushrooms

Christmas Dinner Ideas: Creamy Vegan Linguine with Wild Mushrooms 

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This dish proves that you don’t need cream or cheese for a truly decadent pasta dish. This pasta is super rich and creamy, you’ll want to keep eating it for every meal. Also, pasta dishes are also a good idea if want your kids to eat their daily greens on a holiday.

Get the recipe for Creamy Vegan Linguine with Wild Mushrooms.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Christmas dinner ideas: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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These cabbage rolls are stuffed with ground meat, rice, and chopped vegetables. Then, simmered or steamed with a tangy and spicy tomato-based sauce. This dish is pure comfort and pretty creative to serve when you have guests coming over.

If you are looking for easy, yet easy to prepare Christmas dinner ideas, then we recommend that you try this recipe for Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

Christmas Dinner Ideas: Appetizers

The main dish may be the star of the show. But that doesn’t means that you shouldn’t give your appetizers much thought. Get the party started with these appetizer recipes.

Chicken Crescent Wreath

 Chicken Crescent Wreath

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This dish looks impressive, but it’s actually an easy recipe you can whip up yourself. Plus, the green broccoli and red bell pepper add an extra festive touch to your table. Try it, it’s a great Christmas appetizer. We bet everyone will love it.

Get the recipe Chicken Crescent Wreath.

Spinach and Gruyere Potato Caserolle

Spinach and Gruyere Potato Caserolle

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Potatoes and cheese truly make everything better, even awkward Christmas dinner. Serve this cheesy dish at your holiday feast and watch your guests warm.

Get the recipe for Spinach and Gruyere Potato Caserolle.

Cheesy Garlic Butter Rolls

Christmas Dinner Ideas: Cheesy Garlic Butter Rolls 

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Cheese, garlic, butter, and bread… so this is what heaven looks like. This dish is perfect no matter what time of the day you celebrate. Plus, they make the perfect side dish to many of your favorite meals – pasta, roast meat, salad, and soup.

Get the recipe of Cheesy Garlic Butter Rolls.

Christmas Dinner Ideas: Desserts

Choose from these deliciously decadent desserts to give Christmas dinner an unforgettable finale.

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

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If you love pecan pie, you’ll certainly love this pecan pie cheesecake. It’s a rich, creamy cheesecake topped with real pecan pie filling. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? It’s not insanely sweet like a regular pie. The velvety cream cheese center gives this dessert a lovely tang, and cuts down the sweetness of pecan filling.

This mouthwatering recipe is sure to become a dinner party staple. Get the recipe for Pecan Pie Cheesecake.

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies 

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This triple-layered dessert is made with a brownie base, a peppermint buttercream frosting, and a chocolate peppermint icing.

Warning: the brownies are absolutely addicting. We bet they will be devoured straight from the pan in no time.

Get the recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Brownies.

 

searching for Local jobs

There are lots of different ways to find local jobs in your area that are very effective and get results, often quite quickly.

In order to find local jobs near you, all you have to do is follow a few simple steps. There are more jobs out there than you may think there are –especially if you live in urban or suburban areas.

There is a hidden job market in locations with larger population. However, this job market is not easily accessible without knowing a few facts about how to tap into it.

In order to help you find local jobs near you in your field either in hidden job markets, or through traditional means, we have assembled a short guide to help you find your way. So, let’s take a look into what those ways are here.

The Top 5 Ways To Find Local Jobs In Your Field Locally

1. Online

There are many different job boards located online, some of them you may have heard of, others you may not have.

Finding local jobs through online

Since looking for work online is one of the more preferred ways to look for employment for both employees and employers today, we will start here. Below is a list of the top online job resources available for employment seekers currently.

  • ZipRecruiter

  • Indeed

  • Monster

  • Craigslist

  •  Snag-A-Job

  •  CareerBuilder

  • LinkedIn

2. Contact Businesses Directly

One way that works for a lot of people to find employment is to call businesses or email them directly and inquire whether they have work available. You will want to contact the human resource department
or manager at these businesses.

Local jobs application

You can find phone numbers or email addresses and either use the telephone or the email system to contact human resource manager or general managers in charge of the department that you would wish
to work in. Leave a message in the voicemail or work email.

You can make it short and sweet, letting them know you’re interested in working for them and give a number they can contact you at. You can find the contact information through internet searches on online search engines.

For example, if you typed “car dealerships” into a search engine and added a location and did your search, you would come up with a large number of car dealership websites. Then you just have to look up the human resource manager or general managers contact information and contact them. Cold calling does work well a certain percentage of the time to find jobs.

3. Look In Newspapers

searching for Local jobs in the newspaper

The old-fashioned method of looking through periodicals such as newspapers and trade magazines may get you results when looking for new employment. Many newspapers carry want ads including
employment ads. There are many localized small newspapers that are located in specific local areas that are great resources for finding local employment.

4. Attend Job Fairs

If you are interested in attending a job fair for a good job in your area, there are many different job fairs advertised in local newspapers and online. Keep an eye out and ask around to find out when these events are held. If you are vigilant about finding job fairs, be prepared for lots of competition.

applying for Local jobs

However, if you are a good candidate and you have a good resume, job fairs are an excellent place to hook up with potential employers who are seeking Ideal candidate such as yourself.

5. Visit Businesses In Person And Apply

If you are interested in applying to a specific business, in many cases, you should just go to the business during normal business hours and ask to speak to the manager, or human resources manager about potential employment.

notebook, phone, laptop and hand on the table

Types of inquiries are welcome as they see that the potential candidate has taken the initiative and has the nerve to actually step into their office. That shows a certain amount of bravery and courage, that not all candidates possess. This may be seen as the strength that they would welcome in their office rather than something they would want to discourage or turn away.

Things To Keep In Mind On The Job Trail

These are definitely some great ways to find local jobs in your area in your field. But first, be sure you have your current, updated resume readily available to show any prospective employer.You should also be well dressed or appropriately dressed when you meet your employer.

If you’re sending emails or other correspondence to employers, you should have a good cover letter in addition to your resume. Create all of your correspondence in a professional manner. Always be courteous and polite with your employers even if they turn you down.

There’s no harm in asking someone if they have work available. It shows that you are eager and hungry to work. You’re making yourself productive to society. Many employers will look favorably upon this.

woman with cat in bed

Are you looking for love and trying to find the right places? Need to see lots of faces? Being picky works best for dating strategies, and there is a lot to be said for this approach. In today’s world, there is a great assortment of online dating sites/apps with discriminating practices that allow people to meet.

Maybe you are young, divorced or separated, or older and never settled down. If you are single, you probably have a lot of feelings going through you about dating. It can seem really scary and daunting to many people, male or female.

The good news is that the people you want to meet are in the same boat as you are. They want to take a risk, but they don’t want to be hurt either. What you should realize is that the field of potential matches has people that are going through exactly what you’re also going through.

If you are genuine and considerate when you make contact with others, you will go a lot farther and really have nothing to worry about. Not everyone is going to like everyone out here. If someone you like is not interested, you just have to realize they are not meant for you.

That’s perfectly okay because when it comes down to it, there is someone who is meant for you out here somewhere. You should never fear rejection for a variety of reasons, male or female. If someone is mean to you when you approach them, then they are jerks and don’t deserve you anyway.

If they are polite but uninterested, just be big about it and realize the simple truth: the person meant for you will be seriously into you. This person is not that person, which is 100% okay.

You are that much closer to finding the person that is meant for you. However, that’s the upshot to this process. Now that the basics to know when dating are out of the way, we have assembled a list of the top 10
dating sites/apps that will allow you to surf millions of people to select from to try and find love as well as dating places that meet your needs. Let’s take a look at them here:

The Top 10 Dating Sites/Apps

We rated our sites with a 5-star rating system based on industry and customer reviews and testimonials and general reputation. There are some sites that are the best matches for strictly dating and relationships and a few cool sites that are geared more towards flings, hook-ups, and sexual encounters.

We wanted to have something for everyone represented here in these reviews, so please be aware that these sites are all secure, reputable sites that have earned a place in the better sites/apps lists available for those who are dating.

1. Zoosk

Zoosk dating site

Overall rating 5 out of 5 stars.

This is one of the very best websites with an app that people can use to do serious dating, or even less serious dating in some cases. Zoosk features a proprietary technology which is an excellent tool that works to match you to a perfect fit in a potential partner.

With over 27,000,000 members, Zoosk has a great selection of quality individuals who are ready to meet and start something special with the right person. An awesome site with some really cool people, we
rated this site at the top of our list.

2. Match

Match dating site

Overall rating 5 out of 5 stars.

This website is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in online dating. This website is designed exclusively for dating relationships and marriages. This website has been a leader in online dating since the beginning over 23 years ago. They have a membership focus with a wide range of different online daters.

The site works very well with the number of algorithms and other tools to help people find their ideal match. This website learns about you as you surf, then picks up on your different preferences and assigns you matches based on what you like. It learns who you are, and helps you choose people based on that information. This is one of the top dating sites – highly recommended.

3. eHarmony

eHarmony dating site

Overall rating 5 out of 5 stars.

Probably one of the most scientifically advanced sites for serious matchmaking – online or anywhere. With an advanced matching system, eHarmony is responsible for many successful relationships,
including marriages. You will be able to learn a lot about your potential date well before you meet them on this website. This is one of the top websites for serious daters and people who are looking for
committed relationships.

4. OKCupid

OKCupid dating site

Overall rating 4 out of 5 stars.

This is one of the world’s largest dating websites with over 30,000,000 active users and 1,000,000 logins per day. A lot of people come on here just to find hookups, but there are some relationships that develop from it. Questions in the form of questionnaires help determine who they send to you as matches.

This is the favorite for a lot of single daters who are into physical encounters and excellent if you are dating just for fun and you’re not too serious about it. With all the different people that do visit this site, there’s a probably a pretty good chance you might be able to find your true love despite what most people are doing (which is mainly finding partners for extracurricular activities).

5. PlentyOfFish

PlentyOfFish dating site

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 stars.

PlentyOfFish is one of the better websites online although it is not for everybody. There is a wide variety of people using this website, being the world’s largest free dating website.

Some of the characters on PlentyOfFish are pretty interesting. There are some really great people on this dating site. If you are looking for love, some find it here and it is well known. They have a pretty good history of finding good matches for some individuals.

But chances are if you’re going to find love in a serious relationship on this website, you’re going have to wait for chances to pop up over time. This is a good website for many people, however.

6. OurTime

OurTime dating site

Overall rating 5 out of 5 stars.

For those of us who are over 50, this dating site for seniors is a great place to find someone special in your golden years. They have a number of features that work well for the type of dating seniors do. They have a great membership base with lots of good quality individuals. There are tons of excellent features and perks involved in membership on OurTime.

This website is highly recommended to those who are in their senior years looking for serious love.

7. Tinder

Tinder dating site

Overall rating 4 out of 5 stars.

This website is designed mostly for people who are looking for sexual encounters or casual flings. The website is not intended for most people who are looking for a serious relationship, although sometimes
they do occur from using it.

There is a large number of people who use this website and it’s one of the hottest casual encounter sites. If you are looking for action, Tinder is one of the places you will most likely be sure to find it.

8. BlackPeopleMeet

BlackPeopleMeet dating site

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 stars.

For African Americans, dating has a special set of characteristics. The needs of black people are addressed by the designers of this website in key ways. Different orientations and lifestyles are welcome and accounted for. It is said to be the match.com for black people, generally. This website has ice breakers and messaging built into it to make meeting others easy.

Most of the people using this site are in their thirties or forties, age-wise and are looking for serious relationships, rather than merely sexual encounters.

This is a quality website for black people who want to meet other quality black people in a trustworthy environment.

9. SilverSingles

SilverSingles dating site

Overall rating 4 out of 5 stars.

This is another great website for those who are in their golden years. Seniors can meet on this site quickly and easily.

There are a number of features that work well for people over 50 years of age. You can do certain actions like create profiles and browse similar sounding profiles and send each other messages.

This is a great place for meeting mature people who are leading good lives. If you’re looking to meet someone for a lasting relationship during this time of your life, this is an ideal site to do so.

10. SingleParentMeet

SingleParentMeet dating site

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Single parents have it rough when it comes to dating a lot of the time. In many cases, those who are both single and are parents have a unique set of challenges that singles without children don’t face. The Brady Bunch effect is one dream that many single parents seem to yearn for at some point. This is an excellent site for those who are single and are parents to meet each other and try to bond. It has a
number of features that make single parents feel welcome and ways they can meet other single parents easily. We highly recommend this website.

When Selecting A Dating Site/App

There are a lot of factors you will need to consider when you begin to date online. Finding a dating site or app is one thing you will need to consider carefully. You have to think about your particular needs and you also have to think about which type of category you most likely fit into. There are certain types of people that gravitate towards certain websites. You would want to fit within the potential category yourself when trying out a new website.

In order to get the right website or app for you, you have to make a survey of yourself before you even decide which ones to join. You have to take a look at your age, economic status, education, and any other factors that you may decide are important. Think about what type of partner would be ideal for you and your lifestyle. If you’re looking for a serious relationship, you will have to take a full stock of everything about you, and of course, what you are looking for in a partner and before setting out.

When selecting the right dating site or application, take a look at the type of people that are there when you browse the website. If they seem like what you are looking for, or are best suited for you, then you may be in the right place.

Dating Can Be Difficult For Many People.

If you have had bad experiences in the past, you may want to resolve the issues if you have before you even begin a new relationship. Take the time for yourself to fully heal if you have been hurt. That’s a common scenario for many people.

Not everyone in the world is on the up and up and on the level. And that’s one thing everyone has to realize when they begin dating, especially online. You want to take secure precautions whether you are a male or a female when you begin to date someone you don’t know in person.

It is not even out of the question to be shadowed by a private security guard and chaperoned secretly on first dates where you don’t know someone. It may seem like an extreme step, but it will keep you safe if you’re feeling fearful about dating.

Do Whatever Will Make You Feel Comfortable During Your Date

There are many different things you will need to do before you go on your first date. And if you like the person, be prepared for anything to happen. Many potential relationships develop and there is happiness, but some people do end up in tears over them.

The unfortunate truth about dating is it can be emotionally painful. If you are prepared for what it could do and know enough about how to get along with people, it probably won’t bother you if something doesn’t turn out the way you planned.

You may even be pleasantly surprised and fall in love.

Bachelor party

If you’re the best man, best friend, or father of the groom to be, you know what you have to do. Getting a bachelor party together is your duty to mankind.

However, there are certain things that make a bachelor party successful as well as some things to avoid.To help you throw the best bachelor party ever, we assembled a list of some absolute musts. There are different types of guys and that means there are different types of bachelor parties appropriate for them.

You want to avoid putting the groom in compromising situations at all cost. Remember that the man is getting married – we don’t want to hook him up with a sex partner no matter what you do. Some people make this mistake, so beware. This would be disrespectful to the bride-to-be and it could potentially ruin his life.

That being said, there are certain limits you will want to impose on the entertainment. Although you also want to celebrate all that it is to be a guy and everything that it has to offer, this should be done in a restrained kind of way.

In order to throw the best bachelor party possible. let’s take a look at what other really successful parties have in common to get together some ideas on what you can do.

What A Bachelor Party Really Is

Bachelor party

Most bachelor parties these days consist of celebrations surrounded by several different forms of entertainment. These vary from party to party.

In the history of time, bachelor parties are relatively new. They evolved from what was known as a gentleman’s dinner or bachelor’s dinner. These were celebrated from early ancient times by the Spartans all the way up to the forties fifties of the last century.

These parties were meant to celebrate manhood and served as a rite of passage between the world of the single man and that of a man entering marriage. They were held mostly by the groom’s father who assembled the groom’s friends for a night of feasting and toasting.

These celebratory dinners now have been replaced by the modern bachelor party, largely. If you want to throw a really successful bachelor party, you will want to perhaps combine some of the following activities.

1. Dinner

You will want to have a group of the groom’s friends (all male) assembled in one area and dine together. You may want to toast each other and spend the night to your hearts’ content, eating anything you
want.

boys talking in a Bachelor party

Typically, you may want to serve the groom his favorite food. And although you may be sharing a tab, it would be a good gesture if all the guys got together and paid for the groom’s food as well as everything else in the bachelor party for him.

2. Drinks

In most situations, there will be a certain amount of alcohol being served at your typical bachelor party. You should want to make sure no one will drink and drive as well because responsible parties always
look out for their guests. Stealing people’s keys when drunk is what makes a good friend sometimes.

men drinking beer

If the groom does not drink, please do not pressure him to drink at this party, especially if they are in recovery from alcoholism or something. A lot of people are into this recovery, these days, so we thought we would add this.

And some in cases where certain people don’t drink alcohol, you may want to bring non-alcoholic beverages, or perhaps go out for coffee at a fancy café.

3. Entertainment

Now typically for many bachelor parties, this involves getting strippers. This is a time honored classic way to go about having a bachelor party for many folks. As long as the fiancé of the groom does not have any major objections to strippers being present at a bachelor party, it’s up to you. If you want to and it’s legal in your area, then this is acceptable to many people.

people partying

There are other different forms of entertainment. Besides strippers, some grooms-to-be may want to have guests go to movies, concerts, or other events they would enjoy. A day in an amusement park or a
sporting event are all acceptable forms of entertainment they may want to engage in as well.

Throwing The Best Bachelor Party Made Easy

There are all kinds of different things you could do in addition to these ideas, or you could create a completely different type of bachelor party using your own imagination and creativity.

You could rent out a pool hall or video game room, or many other different forms of entertainment to go along with the food and drinks. If you party safely and wisely, we will all wake up the next day happy and healthy. The groom will have it all out of his system and be ready to walk down the aisle with a smile.

Men’s sweatshirt may not be the most fashion-forward item in your wardrobe, but it is a comfortable, versatile piece of clothing that you can wear all year round. You probably already have one stuffed down the back of your drawer. It’s time to get that hoodie out of the closet.

Not too long ago, hoodies have garnered a bit of a bad reputation. They were seen as a uniform of skate park devotees. But with more and more men adopting an elegant comfort approach to their off-duty attire, this humble cotton top has risen to an everyday wardrobe essential. In fact, it has become a fashion staple in recent seasons.

Rock your men’s sweatshirt in the right way, and you’re sure to gain appreciative glances. Use these tips for that ultimate laidback look.

Street style

Men's sweatshirt street style 

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There was a time when a hoodie was associated with angry adolescents. With designers putting their own twists on this comfy garment, you can just throw on a hoodie over a pair of jeans and still look good.

Hoodies are great for when you just need to throw something in a rush. Although it is perfectly fine to just wear a hoodie as the main piece of outerwear, why not go one step further and pair it with a bomber jacket or a light denim jacket. Keep the outfit together by wearing a beanie in the same color hue as your hoodie. The contrasting colors will make for an eye-catching look. Plus, it’s perfect for those chilly nights.

Dress it up

 Dress up men's sweatshirt

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A hoodie is an underrated piece of clothing that is not usually worn in a stylish way. People often think of it as too casual due to its athletic aesthetic. But a few minor tweaks can completely transform your look.

Sweatshirts can be dressed up or down depending on your mood. It is easy to use for both smart casual or street look. What you choose to team with your sweatshirt will shape the look you want to achieve.

Try wearing a gray hoodie with underneath a black biker jacket. Combine this outfit with dark-colored jeans and Chelsea boots. The hoodie can add some extra detail to your style. Plus, you’ll get more of a dressed up edgy look.

Sporty look

 men's sweatshirt sporty style

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A basic hoodie is ideal if you want a sporty look. It gained mass appeal when people started wearing them in Ivy League universities. Since then, it was adopted by sports apparel companies and even designers.  What better way to style a hoodie than with a sports luxe influence?

Over the years, menswear has treaded into more casual, sporty teritory. The good news is that you can incorporate men’s sweatshirt into your everyday looks without looking like you were too lazy to change out of your gym wear.

Go for a tonal look with head-to-toe gray and black hues. You can go for a white shirt underneath a gray zip up hoodie. Pair it with a pair of joggers and a classic pair of slip on Vans. If you want to accessorize, go for a simple black or white cap.

Men’s sweatshirt as part of a layered look

Men’s sweatshirt as part of a layered look

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As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about this season’s wardrobe.

Layering is important, especially in winter since you’ll often be moving between hot and cold environments. The best thing about layering is to be able to remove an outer layer without compromising the style of your outfit.

When layering, make sure that each layer is something you can wear on its own. The hoodie is a versatile, functional piece of clothing. You can wear it on its own or use it as a layering component.

Layer the sweatshirt by wearing an overcoat, a nice fitting top coat or trench with it. Just make sure that you choose a thin sweatshirt to avoid looking stuffed or overweight. The cardigan-sweatshirt combo also works just as great in colder months. You can get creative while layering your outfit.

Go for a monochrome look

Go for a monochrome look

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The key to choosing hoodie colors is to keep it simple. Choose neutral colors like black, white, ivory, blue, and gray. What’s great about neutral colored men’s hoodie is that it balances out bold and bright colors. That means, you can match your men’s sweatshirt with both neutral colored and bright colored clothing. Or you can go for a monochrome look.

Black and white may not seem like the most interesting color, but going for a monochrome look is a surefire way to look put together and stylish. You can go for a black hoodie and black skinny jeans. Add a black bomber jacket and a cap to complete the look. Keep your footwear simple if you already have a lot going on. Remember to keep the visual interest going by varying the textures within your look.

Proposing to the love of your life takes a lot of courage, creativity and ingenuity. It only happens once in a lifetime so you want to make sure yours is unique and special in your own way. You already bought the ring and are trying to keep it hidden as you scour the internet for marriage proposal ideas.

If you’re in a little bit of a rut for unique and creative ways to propose, we’re here to help you out. From simple and intimate proposals to the more complicated ones, we have them on the list. Put your own spin on one of these marriage proposal ideas and she’ll definitely remember it for the rest of her life.

Marriage proposal ideas

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Go on a vacation Marriage proposal during a vacation

It is not uncommon for men to propose to their girlfriends while on vacation. If you’re considering proposing during a trip, we recommend that you do a bit of research before you leave. There are tons of opportunities for you to pull off a romantic surprise for her. Find out what the venue has to offer. While you’re at it, you may also want to find the perfect spot for your proposal.

During the trip, you can go scuba diving, hiking, horse-back riding or any other activities you wish. What’s great about proposing during a vacation is that she won’t realize that you’re planning something. Rather, she’ll think they’re just a part of the vacation.

Seek help from family members

Marriage proposal idea: Seek help from family members

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If your partner is close to her family, odds are she wants to share this moment with them. Enlist the help of her family and try to get them involved in the proposal.

Tell her that one of her family members is throwing a party, so you’ll be going together. Since her family is on your side, it will be easier to make her believe that nothing is out of the ordinary. You can ask them to arrive at the venue earlier and hold a sign that says “will you marry me?” This will be the first thing she sees once you reach the venue.

You can also do the proposal in private, so she gets to enjoy the moment. Ask everyone to hide until the proposal is done. Once she says yes, you can give them the go signal to come out to surprise her and then you can all celebrate together.

Ask her favorite author to help with the proposal

 Marriage proposal through a book

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If your girlfriend is a book lover, nothing will make her happier than receiving a book as a gift. Buy her a book from one of her favorite authors. To make the proposal extra special, have it signed by the author and ask him/her to write “Will you marry (your name)?”

Take her out on a date and tell her you have a surprise for her. Once you’re seated, give her the book. Let her read the message to help build up all the emotions. Make sure that you’re down on one knee and holding the ring when she peaks up from the book. Any proposal that involves books and their favorite author is every book lover’s dream. Plus, they’ll have a keepsake to hold on to for the rest of their lives.

Propose on the beach

Propose on the beach

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There is something romantic and magical about a beach proposal. The waves give a serene sound. The views are amazing. The pristine stretch of soft white sand provides an excellent backdrop for giving her your heartfelt proposal.

After a leisurely meal, take your sweetheart for a stroll in the beach. As you walk hand-in-hand, take her to a spot, where you have written the message a few hours ago.  As you walk along, ask her to read what is written on the sand. Pretend you’ve never seen it before. Pull the ring box out of your pocket as she reads it so you have it ready for her when she turns around.

Scavenger hunt

 Scavenger hunt marriage proposal

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Scavenger hunts are fun and exciting. It provides an excellent marriage proposal idea for ladies who like an adventure.

To start with, think of 3 to 4 places that are meaningful to your relationship. These are the places where the clues will be. For this to work, you may seek help from her family and her friends. You can ask 2 of her friends to help her during the game; while other family members and friends will be waiting for her on the next stations and hand her the clues. You should keep yourself out of the hunt to ensure that you can flawlessly execute your plan.

As she reaches the final location, you’ll be there waiting for her. Now, it’s your turn to hand her the final clue. While she’s reading it, you pull the ring out of your pocket and ask her to spend the rest of her life with you. With such a creative and well-planned marriage proposal ideas, we can guarantee that your sweetheart is going to say yes.

Believe it or not, getting dressed in the morning isn’t just a problem women face. In fact, a lot of men would look at their wardrobe and struggle every morning, not knowing what to put on. They want to make a better first impression, but there are only limited choices out there. Plus, most men’s street style revolves around whatever is trendy this season.

Mainstream fashion changes too fast. New fashion trends are being introduced almost every season. The average men can’t afford to change their wardrobe every season. That said, we highly recommend that you shop for pieces that isn’t specific to any given season. The good news is that men’s street style tends to lean toward staple pieces. They are versatile and comfortable, which makes them ideal for everyday wear.

For men who wants to keep it casual but don’t want to look lousy, this men’s style guide is for you. To give you an inspiration for your next look, we have collated some of the best men’s street style ideas you need to try.

Dark jeans

Men's street style: dark jeans

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Men’s wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a good pair of jeans. They are a staple in men’s street style. They are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own and works well with almost every outfit.

A lot of people see jeans and shirt as sloppy. Whether you like it or not, men’s street style plays a huge part of men’s fashion. That means, you don’t need to give up your jeans any time soon.

To upgrade your jeans game this season, we highly recommend that you invest in high quality jeans. That means simple, dark colored, straight legged, and free from wear and tear. Dress things up a notch by pairing your denim jeans with a short or long-sleeved shirt. If you want to keep things a bit casual, opt for plain-colored shirt and pair it with rugged accents. No logos or graphics. Also, make sure that it fits perfectly. Men’s street style is about looking rugged without looking sloppy.

Bold printed shirts

Men's street style: Bold printed shirts

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Printed shirts are a huge trend this year. In fact, almost every high street brand and store carries men’s bold print shirts. It’s impossible to walk down the street without seeing someone wearing a printed shirt. Floral prints, Hawaiian shirts, stripes, and even polka dot prints are everywhere.

If you are looking for a casual date ensemble that would give off a good impression, then look no further. Printed shirts are a great way to add a subtle edge or statement to men’s style. But if you decide to make it the center piece of your outfit, then we highly recommend that you keep the rest of your outfit simple. You don’t want to give people a headache. Pair it with denim jeans or chino pants and a pair of white canvas sneakers. This summer, you may also put on some sunglasses to complete the look.

When done right, printed shirts can transform an outfit. The key is to find the right shirt for you and wear it with confidence. Awkwardness is difficult to hide. Any kind of second guessing will make you look uncomfortable.

Monochrome prints

Men's street style: Monochrome prints

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For those who aren’t brave enough to rock the printed and patterned shirts, try monochrome.  Here, clothes are featured in traditional patterns like gingham and stripes, which allows you to make daring statement, but in a more subtle way. This creates a look that is classic and sophisticated, simple yet modern.

During the 17th and 18th century, monochrome pieces tend to be worn on more formal settings. In the modern times, however, monochrome is acceptable in both formal and casual settings. Last time, we wrote an article that highlights the changes in men’s fashion and style through the years. For those who are interested to learn how men’s fashion progressed through the century, click here.

For an eye-catching, yet understated look, try varying the textures within your look. Throw a plain white shirt and pair it with black jeans. You may also add in a leather jacket to add in an interesting twist to a plain outfit. Finish off the look with a pair of trainers. This is a great option since monochrome is one of the most wearable trends. Plus, it is not specific to any season, so you can wear them all year round.

White out

Men's street style: White out

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While everyone is busy making statements with bold patterns and eye-catching hues, others are taking on a minimal approach. White clothing is a staple in spring and summer men’s style. It creates a relaxed, laidback look. Plus, white reflects light, so you don’t feel too hot. Ultimately, it’s a classic and suits almost any occasion and situation.  You can’t go wrong with all white.

Some people are worried that all-white look may look like you’re wearing a uniform. Others are hesitant to give this look a try as it may come across as unimaginative or boring. For a more casual style, choose a white polo shirt and pair it with a chinos or white jeans. For summer, white linen shirts and breezy pants would make a great outfit.

White on white can be overpowering, so try to get a touch of color in there. You can add accessories like watches, sunglasses, handkerchiefs, patterned ties, and colored belts.

Men’s street style

Street style dressing doesn’t always translate to loose shirts, baggy pants and trainers. Given the amount of more complex designs and high-end designer clothing being introduced in men’s style, you’d be forgiven for thinking that.

Trends come and go. Over the years, we’ve seen significant changes with men’s street style. Today, men are no longer limited to shirts, jeans and sneakers. Rather, they are free to choose whatever type of clothing they want – something that would reflect their individual style. Be bold, brave and adventurous with how you dress. Remember, fashion is all about finding your personal style.

As the temperatures start to drop, your hunt for your perfect autumn, winter, and spring wardrobe begins. Every man’s wardrobe should have a suitable set of jackets. You want some men’s jacket styles that will not only keep you perfectly warm, but make you look good as well. After all, your jackets and coats are the first piece that screams style and the final piece that is carefully worn.

There are different types of jackets for men available in the market today. With a wide variety of choices, choosing the right outerwear can be a difficult task. In this blog post, we have listed down different men’s jacket styles that you can rock through the cold season in style.

Here are 6 men’s jacket styles every guy should have in his closet.

Hoodie

Men's jacket styles: hoodie

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The hoodie is typically worn for casual or sportswear. It may not be the most fashion-forward item in your wardrobe, but it is one of the most versatile men’s jacket styles. You can incorporate it in various outfits. You can be as bold or as simple as you want.

Depending on your mood, the hoodie can be dressed up or down. Not only does it look fashionably casual, it also helps keep your hair and face dry in the rain. You can wear it as part of an athleisure look, as part of a cool, casual weekend outfit or as part of a layered look. If you want to keep your look easy and relaxed, try wearing it with a pair of jeans and sneakers or boots. For an edgy and stylish outfit, try partnering it with a leather or denim jacket.

Denim jacket

Men's jacket styles: Denim jacket

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The journey of jacket began in the early 1900s. Originally, denim jackets were created to repurpose old scraps from jeans manufacturers. Since denim is known for being a durable, breathable utility garment, it was intended as an outerwear for miners, railroad engineers, and cowboys. It was created as a companion to work trousers. Today, however, the denim jacket is a staple piece that can add a rugged element to your style.

The denim jacket is a must for every guy’s closet. The good thing about the denim jacket is its durability. It retains its integrity even after years of wearing it. You are more likely to get bored of wearing it and it still looks great.

The denim jacket is one of those men’s jacket styles that are versatile. You can wear it with whatever outfit you want. It looks excellent with both casual and smart casual outfits. If you’re wondering, yes, you can pair it with jeans. Make sure, though, that the pants and jacket are two shades apart.

Biker jacket

Men's Jacket Styles: Biker jacket

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The biker jacket is a piece of clothing you would usually find hanging in the closet of fashionable guys. It may not be as versatile as compared to other men’s jacket styles, but it is worth investing on. Why? Because it’s durable and doesn’t go out of style. A good leather jacket can last a lifetime. Its tough-guy appeal is timeless. Plus, it gives the wearer a sense of edginess, competence, and toughness.

Keep things rugged yet relaxed by pairing your biker jacket with a printed t-shirt and slim fit jeans. If you want to add an extra luxury element to your outfit, consider pairing it with a chunky roll-neck.

Bomber jacket

Bomber jacket

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The bomber jacket can be identified by its defined neckline, front zip closure, and ribbed cuffs and hems. For years, it has been a classis menswear. It is a versatile piece and is considered as one of the most popular men’s jacket styles.

Bomber jackets come in a wide variety of fits and styles. It comes in almost every variety you can think of. Originally, bomber jackets were made out of thick, heavy duty leather and ends above the hip bone. Today’s modern styles come in longer designs or slim fit that will integrate perfectly within your current looks.

Rock a bomber jacket with blue ripped skinny jeans and a white shirt for an easy going look. Go for a pair of dark brown leather boots for a masculine aesthetic.

Trench coat

Trench coat

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The trench coat is one of the most functional, adaptable, and refined pieces of clothing you have in your wardrobe. It has remained a constant in menswear since it first debuted over 100 years ago.

Although a trench coat can be hard on the wallet, it is a sound investment. Not only is it durable, it never goes out of style. You can be sure that it will never become dated. In fact, it has changed very little in over 100 years.

The modern trench comes in all shades and colors. But the golden standard for trenches is beige, khaki or black. Keep it simple and manly by wearing your trench coat over suit and tie. Smarten things up with a pair of dress shoes. If you want an easy, outgoing look, try wearing it over a hoodie. This will give a sporty feel to the coat.

Pea coat

Pea coat

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A pea coat is a short, double-breasted overcoat that features large notch lapels and big buttons in front. It is the perfect seasonal coat to take you through fall and winter.

Pea coat is typically made with heavy melton cloth. While the name may not sound appealing, this coat can smarten up even the simplest outfit. It is also a great choice if you’re going for a sporty style. Simply pair it with a pair of dark blue jeans and sneakers. Opt for a dark blue pea coat and navy suit pants for a classic style.

 

It is normal to shed about 50 to 100 hair strands a day. With over 100,000 hairs on your head, losing 100 strands a day may not seem like a big deal. But if you’re shedding more hair than usual or you notice some thinning patches of hair, you are probably experiencing male hair loss.

Hair loss is one of the most common symptoms of aging. Although hair loss in prevalent in older adults, hair loss can also occur in younger individuals as well. Both men and women tend to lose hair as they age, but the problem seems to be more apparent in male. In fact, studies suggest that 25% of men suffer from thinning hair by the time they’re 30. 50% of them will either be bald or are suffering from male hair loss by the age of 50.

There are a number of factors that play a part in the in the development of male pattern baldness in younger men. Here are some of the most common reasons why young men start losing hair.

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Genetics

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 80 million Americans suffer from hereditary hair loss. This is the most common cause of male hair loss. You may be more vulnerable if either your mother or father or both your parents had hair loss. In some cases, they start losing hair in their 20s or 30s.

Androgenetic Alopecia is a type of hair loss that is caused by a gene you inherited from your parents. The condition usually develops slowly. In most cases, it begins at the crown and temples and then progresses into an M-shaped pattern. It usually begins with thinning of the hair and then eventually progresses to complete hair loss.

Unfortunately, hereditary pattern baldness is permanent. Once you begin losing hair, there is no way you can reverse it. The good news is that you can slow down the process. Finasteride and Minoxidil solution may help slow further hair loss.

Stress and anxiety causes male hair loss

Stress is a normal part of life. In fact, several studies revealed that exposure to a moderate level of stress can push you to peak performance. It can build your brain power, boost memory, and improve alertness. Chronic much stress, however, can be detrimental to your health. It can weaken your immune system, rob you of mental clarity, and strain your heart. You may also notice some physical symptoms such as upset stomach, headache, tense muscles, pains, and even hair loss.

Typically, 80-90% of your hair follicles are actively growing, while the remaining 10-20% is in the resting phase. When you experience too much stress, your hair follicles can be pushed prematurely into the resting state. This condition is called Telogen Effluvium. It is often characterized by excessive hair shedding due to disruption in the natural growth and rest cycle of the hair.

Telogen effluvium doesn’t have to be permanent. You are likely to grow your hair back once you get your stress levels under control. Keep stress from reaching severe levels. Take time each day to relax and do things that make you happy. By taking care of yourself, you can restore your hair’s natural cycle and promote healthy hair growth.

Serious health condition

Hair loss is a normal part of aging, with over 95% of adults aged 65 and up suffers from thinning hair. But sometimes, it may be due to an underlying medical condition.

If you aren’t stressed or you don’t have a family history of early onset male pattern baldness, a medical condition may be what’s causing the problem. If you notice that you’re shedding more hair than usual or if you have sudden or patchy hair loss, consult your doctor. Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Anemia, Crohn’s Disease, and Lupus are just some of the most common illnesses that cause male hair loss.

Not only can serious illness lead to hair loss, some of the medication and treatment methods may cause your hair follicles to die and fall out. If you notice that you’re losing more hair than usual, you can ask your doctor to incorporate hair loss treatment into your treatment.

Scalp condition

There are some scalp conditions that can cause your hair to fall out. Most of these scalp conditions cause temporary hair loss and can be treated well.

Psoriasis is a condition that causes scaling of the skin. Roughly half of the people with Psoriasis have it on their scalp. It can pop up as s single patch or can affect the entire scalp. Individuals with scalp Psoriasis usually suffer from hair loss. This, however, is temporary. The hair will grow back once the condition has been treated.

Folliculitis is another scalp condition that causes hair loss. It occurs when viruses, fungi or bacteria invade the hair follicles. You may notice some small bald patches. Hair loss occurs due to the inflammation in the hair follicles. Hair may grow back once the scalp condition improves. But in more severe cases, hair loss may be permanent.

Poor nutrition

Most people want to get thinner, but the last thing they want to associate the word thin with is their hair. If you have dull, dry, and thinning hair, it may be time to examine what you put on your plate.

Most people fail to realize this, but your hair is actually a reflection of your health. What you feed your body will show on your hair. If your diet is usually composed of fast foods and processed foods, you shouldn’t be surprised if you have thinning and lacklustre hair. Lack of protein in the diet may also cause male hair loss.

Poor nutrition weakens the hair shaft, slows re-growth, and increases the shedding of the hair. Fortunately, your hair will grow back once nutrient deficiency is corrected. Make sure that your fill you daily diet with healthy and nutritious foods. Protein, Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, Calcium, Magnesium, and Folic Acid are a must for healthy hair. Supplements are also beneficial if you can’t get all the vitamins and minerals you need through your diet.

Smoking

We all know that smoking is bad for our health. It can cause fatal diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, and COPD. But did you know that smoking can also lead to male hair loss?

Several studies have found a link between cigarette smoking and hair loss. In fact, the association is largely attributed to poor circulation. Your hair follicles need a generous supply of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in order to maintain healthy hair growth. Another cause is the toxins in cigarettes, which can harm hair follicles. Long-term smokers notoriously suffer from poor circulation. It reduces circulation to the extremities and pollutes the blood, which negatively affects the liver.

There is no shortage of reason to quit smoking. If you’re looking for one more good reason to throw that pack of cigarette in the trash, you may want to add saving your hair to your list.

Every guy dream of having his own space – a place where he can relax, be himself, and do whatever he wants. A man cave is a place where you can pursue activities they enjoy without worrying about making a mess. It is a place where they can escape from the stresses of daily living. After all, everyone needs a little personal space, including men.

The benefits of having a man cave is numerous. Here are 6 reasons why you should construct a space of your own.

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Alleviate stress

Stress is a normal part of life. A little bit of stress is good. It can motivate you to perform better. Too much stress, on the other hand, is bad for you. As such, you need to find a way to relax and unwind, especially after a stressful week at work.

Whether we like to admit it or not, it is the women who take over the home. They receive substantial power and authority in the home in terms of decorating and managing the house. Having a personal space you can call your own, you have a place to retreat to, especially during those times when you need to relax and recharge.

Studies suggest that most men feel less tense and more inspired to work after spending an hour in their nest. Here, they can hang out with their friends, indulge in their hobbies, and be away from all the responsibilities. You are free to be yourself and forget about the stress of everyday life.

Explore your interest

We all have hobbies. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced society, there seem to be no room for hobbies and leisure. They would wake up, rush to the office, work, go home, eat dinner, watch TV, and then go to bed. They’d do it all over again the next day.

According to studies, people who work less and do more fun stuff experience greater happiness than those who work all the time. We understand that you have needs. As a husband and father, it is your responsibility to provide for your family and put food on the table. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have fun.

Take some time off from your busy schedule and indulge in your hobbies more often. By setting up a man cave, you’ll have a dedicated space where you can proudly display all of your favorite things and pursue your hobbies. Remember, time spent in doing things you truly enjoy is not wasted time.

Embrace creativity, individuality, and masculine expression

Decorate your man cave

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Your house is a reflection of your personality.  Owning a house gives you the freedom to decorate your space. You can paint the walls with your favorite color, choose your own furnitures, accessories, and wall art. Plus, you have the freedom to decorate your home to suite your needs and lifestyle. But if you already have a family of your own, chances are, it’s your wife who do the most of the decorating.

A man cave is your home within a home. Here, you have complete control over the aesthetics. From the furnishings to wall color to flooring and accessories, you can be as unique, as crazy, and as creative with as you want. You can indulge in your hobbies and guilty pleasures with freedom. This is your chance to have fun and decorate boldly.

It’s nice to inject your personality into your man cave. You can paint the walls a fun color or keep it neutral to give the space a warm and cozy feel. If you are a sports lover, some sports memorabilia would be a great addition to your space. Go ahead and display the memorabilia from your top teams or highlights from your favorite game. If you love watching movies, make space for a large screen TV. A wine barrel coffee table or a denim ottoman will bring out the manliness of your place.

Host parties in your man cave

Sports fans would make sure they wouldn’t pass on a game day. Most of them would buy tickets and head to the stadium to watch their favorite team play in person. Others would just stay home and watch the game on TV.

On game day, you probably use the family room for hours on end. No one is allowed to change the channel while the game is on. Having a dedicated man space, you can invite your friends over, enjoy the game, and host your own killer party. You can be as loud as you want and have fun with your friends without anyone else caring or judging.

But before you call your friends, make sure that you have some comfortable seating. Also, don’t forget to prepare some food and drinks for your small get-together. Nothing ruins a Super Bowl party than inadequate seating or a lack of food and drinks.

A well-stocked bar and pantry makes having guests over easier. Make sure that your bar is stocked with the basic drinks like tequila, gin, whiskey, and vodka. Also, make sure you have some cold beer in the ref. This way, you have something for your guests, no matter what their preference is.

Store and organize gear

If you love fishing, hunting, hiking or cycling, then you need a space to store your gear. Unless your partner shares the same hobby, odds are, they don’t want to see your gear inside the house. Not only are they bulky, they are often dirty. Often, you would find them in the garage or a corner in the basement.

Since fishing, hunting, and cycling gears are expensive, you need to take good care of them. Otherwise, they may break prematurely. That said, you need to a space to properly store your things. A man cave would be the perfect place to store and organize all things related to your hobby.

We all love planning and thinking about our next trip. But let’s face it, many of us do not enjoy packing for it, men most especially. In fact, most guys would wait until the last minute to pack their bags. The problem with last-minute packing is that you end up running around the house and in a hurried mess, while your significant other or family members watch you in dismay. You bring half of your wardrobe and pack any old junk you find lying around. Worse, you forget one of the travel essentials for men.

Packing for a vacation requires careful planning. Whether you’re going on a trip with your girlfriend or jetting off for a business, we highly recommend that you use a checklist to make sure that you’re bringing all your essentials.

In the hopes of making the packing process easier, we have created a simple packing list that includes travel essentials for men. Use this as a guide when packing for your next trip. You shouldn’t venture anywhere without these items.

Travel essentials for men

Clothes are the ultimate travel essentials for men

Clothes are the ultimate travel essentials for men. Of course, you can’t leave the house without your clothes. But since cargo space is at a premium, you can’t bring your entire wardrobe with you. Just because your luggage space is limited, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your sense of style should fall on the wayside.

The clothes you should pack will depend on your destination and purpose of your trip. It’s a casual, relaxed trip, denim jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sneakers will do. If you want to dress up a little, polo shirts, linen polo, chino pants, and loafers may be the right choice for you.

If you are going on a business trip, we recommend that you take a tailored suit with you. You want to make a statement about your business, you want to make sure you look your part. If it’s just a casual business meeting, a shirt, a pair of chinos or smart trousers, and a blazer will do. Choose something smart but comfortable. Complete your look with some travel accessories for men.

No matter what your style is, the key is to prioritize versatility and comfort. This way, it will be easier for you to mix and match your clothing.

Pack your grooming kit

Being on vacation is no excuse to let your grooming guard down. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should pack all your toiletries. The key is to pack only what’s essentials, especially if you’ll just be away for the weekend. If you use it daily, then go ahead and pack it. If not, then leave it at home. Also, pack travel size products if possible in order to maximize space.

Travel toiletry checklist:

  • Cleanser
  • Shower gel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunblock
  • Face wipes
  • Lip balm

Have your travel documents ready

Travel essentials for men also include your travel documents. This includes your passport, travel visa (if required), and government-issued ID. Also, bring along a copy of your e-ticket, flight itinerary, and accommodation. If you have a travel insurance, keep copies of the paperwork in your carry-on bag.

Different countries have different rules when it comes to driving. If you are planning to rent a car, it is best to check the international driving rules in your desired destination. Your driver’s license may not be valid in a foreign country, but you’ll need it to acquire an international driving permit.

The last thing you want is to be held up at the immigration because some of your documents are expired or missing. Make sure that your travel documents are in order before you go to the airport.

Prepare a first aid kit

Of course, you want your trip to be as fun and memorable as possible. But unexpected illness or accident can make the trip less enjoyable. Odds are, you’ll never use it, but it is best to be prepared for when minor illness or accidents strike.

Every travel should have a first aid kit. The kit should include:

  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Gauze pads
  • Bandages
  • Latex gloves
  • Medical tape
  • Pain relievers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Anti-histamine

Your first aid kit should be packed in your luggage or backpack. Prescription medications, on the other hand, should be in your carry-on bag. In case your flight gets delayed or your bag gets lost, you can still take your medication. Also, keep a copy of your prescription and be sure to carry your medicine in the original bottle.

Bring a book

Flight delays are inevitable. If you’re a frequent traveler, you have probably experienced this. You’ve been sitting for hours on end on the airport while you wait for further announcements regarding your flight. It’s frustrating, I know. There’s nothing you can do but to wait.

A book is one of the backpacking essentials for men. Reading is a great way to pass time. Not only will it keep you busy for hours on end, you will also start enjoying the wait. Take a book or a Kindle with you and indulge in a good read. You may also want to use this trip as an opportunity to enjoy a leisurely read. The more you read, the more your mind expands.

If you are in search of a good book, you may want to check out our list of the Best Books Every Man Should Read.

Fill your suitcase with travel essentials for men

Whether you travel frequently or once a year, you need to learn how to pack your bag effectively. The first step you need to do is to create a travel essentials list. Not only will it ensure that you won’t forget anything, it also prevents you from overpacking.

Start your trip with a perfectly packed bag. The key is to pack light and bring only the essentials. Also, maximize the space by rolling your clothes instead of folding them.

I believe in the saying, “readers are leaders”. It is through reading that we learn more and gain new perspectives about ourselves and the world around us. Plus, reading makes you smarter. It is the most powerful tool for acquiring more knowledge. That said, we encourage you to start reading more and get cozy in your reading chair. If you are looking for best books for men to lose yourself in, then you came to the right place.

Regardless of whether you read a lot or not, we have compiled a list of books every man should read. These books should form the foundation of your library.

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Best Books for Men: The Great Gatsby

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This American novel is a classic. Set on the East Coast of the roaring ‘20s, The Great Gatsby is magical and majestic. This is the tale of the incredibly wealthy Jay Gatsby, who tried to reinvent himself just to win back the woman he loved, Daisy Bucahan.

This book will give you a glimpse into the high life of the roaring twenties and regales you with stories of lavish parties at the Gatsby mansion.

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

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Set at an unchartered island, Lord of the Flies tells about a story of a group of boys and their disastrous attempt at governing themselves. It focuses on the struggle for power, as well as the unspeakable things men will do when taken outside the order of civilization.

Lord of the Flies is a novel about self-governance and instincts. It is one of the best books for men every guy out there should read and learn from.

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

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The Kite Runner is a beautifully written novel that is set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. The book focuses on the heartbreaking, unforgettable story of the unlikely friendship of a rich boy and the son of his father’s servant.

The Kite Runner is a classic, one-of-a-kind novel that has touched the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. It was the novel that started the career of one of America’s most treasured writers.

1984 – George Owell

1984 – George Owell

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1984 offers political satirist, George Owell’s nightmare vision of a bureaucratic, totalitarian world and a poor stiff’s attempt at finding individuality. It resonates today more strongly that ever. Every reason to be demanding, sceptical, and watchful of your government is in there. The fact that he wrote this in the 1940’s may surprise you. It became one of the most significant novels of the 20th century that’s why we included it in our list of the best books for men. This book is George Owell’s gift to anyone who is experiencing their moment of political awakening.

The Call of the Wild – Jack London

The Call of the Wild – Jack London

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The Call of the Wild follows domesticated dog forced to adapt into the chaos of Klondlike Gold Rush. Here, he was forced to survive in a harsh climate and dominate other dogs. Devotees of American literature as well as dog story enthusiasts will find this classic book a memorable and thrilling reading experience.

The Stand – Stephen King

Best Books for Men: The Stand

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Stephen King books can be terrifying. At times, they can be intimidating, but this post-apocalyptic horror turned fantasy adventure is something we would categorize as one of the best books he has written. It may be too long (1,400 pages to be exact), but it’s definitely a great read.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the most compelling books ever written. It became an instant rage when it was first released in 1989. Upon reading this book, people have realized that their lives were headed in the wrong direction.

This book contains life-changing information. It focuses on timeless principles of human dignity, honesty, integrity, and fairness. If you understand and implement the ideals Stephen Covey has shared in this book, there should be no aspect of your life that should go untouched. Decades later, this book continues to be a best seller. We believe it is one of the best books for men.

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking – Oliver Burkeman

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking – Oliver Burkeman

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This is a great book with a title that really stands out. Some of you may be wondering why we included this book on the list, but please bear with us.

If you naturally quite positive, this isn’t the book for you. Rather, this would be a great read for all you cynics out there. In this book, Burkeman argues that trying to make yourself happy often has the reverse effect. Sometimes, embracing negativity can actually be good for you.

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

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Let’s face it. Not all self-help books can help solve your problems or fix your life. But there are some that have genuinely changed people’s life. This book is one of them.

How to Win Friends and Influence People is packed with rock-solid advice that a lot of men have claimed to have helped them reach their goals. In this book, you will learn some tips and strategies on how to make people think like you do, how to change people without resenting you, as well as how to make people like you.

This book is a timeless bestseller, and has sold more than 15 million copies since it was released in 1936. No doubt, it is one of the best books for men, and we highly recommend that you read it.