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From changing a tire to grilling a delicious steak, There are many things that men should know how to do. If you love your alcohol, might as well add the ability to create cocktails of mixed drinks to your arsenal of know-how.

Mixing drinks on your own has its own fair share of benefits. First, it’s a whole lot cheaper than actually drinking out. Second, there’s the fun factor of mixing your own cocktails right at the comforts of your own home. Third, being able to mix drinks for your friends and watch them enjoy your concoctions is always fun.

For today’s article, we’ve scoured the web for some of the best mixed drinks that every man should know by 25.

Top Mixed Drinks Every Man Should Know

Many of these recipes are very easy to make, so feel free to try them out even if you’re a complete beginner.

1. Classic Martini

Martini

Ah yes, the Martini! This is about as classic as you can get, so it’s only apt that we start with this one. There are so many options with a Martini, so it’s important that you know to make the classic one before you customize your own.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 oz gin or vodka
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel twist or olives, for garnishing

Equipment:

  • Mixing glass or cocktail shaker
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Fine-mesh strainer (if shaking the martini)
  • Bar spoon
  • Jigger or small liquid measuring glass
  • Martini or coupe glass
  • Pairing knife or Y-Peeler

Steps:

For stirred

  • 1
    Chill the Martini glass by putting it in the freezer to chill.
  • 2
    Put the gin or vodka with the vermouth in your mixing glass.
  • 3
    Add cubed ice and stir for about 30 seconds until chilled. Strain the drink to your chilled Martini glass.
  • 4
    For garnishing, pare a lemon peel and pinch the back of the peel over the martini. Rub the lemon peel around the mouth of the glass, and drop it. Another option is to garnish with speared olives.

Steps:

For shaken

  • 1
    Chill the Martini glass by putting it in the freezer to chill.
  • 2
    Put the gin or vodka with the vermouth in your cocktail shaker.
  • 3
    Add some ice cubes and shake the cocktail shaker for 10 seconds.
  • 4
    If you like ice shards on top of your Martini, simply pour the drink into your glass. If you don’t like the shards, strain the drink using a fine-mesh strainer

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2. Daiquiri

Daiquiri

The Daiquiri is another classic cocktail that’s a holy marriage of sweet, sour, and strong. Like most recipes in this feature, it’s very easy to make but also just as easy to mess up. It’s like asking a chef to make the perfect omelet.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz light rum (you can also use gold rum, but dark rum can be too heavy)
  • 3/4 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 1/2 of a lime)
  • 1 tsp sugar

Steps:

  • 1
    Pour sugar and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • 2
    Add the rum and fill shaker with ice; shake well for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • 3
    Garnish with a wedge of lime.

3. Margarita

Margarita

Margarita’s reputation might have been sullied by spring breaks and those frozen sludge dispensed by machines but it still remains one of refreshing drinks for the summer. Not to mention, it’s frequently requested by the ladies. It really is worth learning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz 100% agave tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Cointreau or dry curacao

Steps:

  • 1
    Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  • 2
    Add ice and shake vigorously to combine.
  • 3
    Strain into a coupe glass rimmed with coarse salt.

4. Gin and Tonic

Gin and tonic

The Gin and Tonic is pretty much the quintessential cocktail for the summer. It’s an incredibly refreshing drink and is a no-brainer to make. Just make sure that you use the best brand of gin and tonic water. For the best gin and tonic, make your own homemade tonic ice cubes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) gin
  • 1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) tonic water
  • Lime wedge or slice
  • Ice

Steps:

  • 1
    Fill a high ball glass with ice.
  • 2
    Add gin and lime juice.
  • 3
    Top with tonic water.
  • 4
    Garnish with lime wedge or slice.

5. The Manhattan

Manhattan cocktail

This one is for the fans of the old-school. The Manhattan is one of the best mixed drinks to make for showcasing your favorite whiskey.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz rye whiskey, bourbon, or Canadian whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 to 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Cherry (for garnish)

Steps:

  • 1
    Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  • 2
    Stir well.
  • 3
    Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • 4
    Garnish with the cherry

Have Fun Mixing!

There you have, some of the best mixed drinks that any man should learn. These are very easy to make and the ingredients are fairly easy to acquire – so that leaves you with no excuse not to make them.

Do you have a favorite cocktail recipe that every man should know? We’d love to read your inputs in the comments section.

Four duck hunter holding guns for duck hunting

Hunting is one of the most fun hobbies that you can get yourself into. When it comes to the sport of hunting, duck or waterfowl hunting is widely considered to be one of the most difficult.

Hunting by itself can be a very intimidating hobby. No amount of reading or research will properly prepare you because the important knowledge can only be gained in the wild.

If you are new to duck hunting, you probably have many questions. Fortunately, you have found the right article. Today, we’ll be sharing some useful beginner tips for hunting ducks. This guide is written to answer most (but not all) of your questions about waterfowl hunting.

Duck Hunting Tips For Beginners

Below are the must-know tips that any beginner should know about hunting ducks in the wild.

Have The Right Gear

Most people will say that buying the gun is the first step to waterfowl hunting but we beg to disagree. The right camo suit or jacket is the first thing that you should invest in. During the beginner, you will need to observe the birds in the wild and this is best done by leaving your gun in the truck.

Getting the right camo will depend on your hunting location. For example, if you’re hunting in an area with lots of dead grass, a lighter grassy camouflage would be best.

After your camo suit, you’ll definitely want to get waders. Ducks love being on the water, so expect to get wet. A good rule of thumb is to find one with a more breathable design. Then, you can get your decoys, firearm and shells, and other optional supplies like duck calls, blind bags and more.

Scout The Ideal Spot

The best way to find the best duck hunting spots is through the internet. Search your local area and there should be plenty of locations to start your hunting adventure.

Once you have narrowed down your results, you can go visit each location for scouting. Through scouting, you can identify the resources available. Things to look out for are the nearby food and good cover. In most cases, ducks will eat aquatic plants, small fish, insects, and crustacean.

It’s always a good idea to find multiple hunting spots. Ducks tend to stay away from areas where their friends keep dying. Keep scouting until you get familiar with the area, and this might take a few trips.

Setting Up Decoys

The key to a successful hunt is through a properly set up decoys. This means that you should have a good spread of your decoys. Conduct a wind check to identify the best position for your decoys and blind.

Ideally, you want the wind to come from the back so the birds will come landing right at you. A good set of drakes and hens, grouped by similar species should be a good place to start. For a good spread, set up your decoys to form the letter “J” so it allows a clear landing zone in the middle.

Quacking And Calling

For a beginner, the simplest tip would be to act and sound like a duck which also means learning the basic “quack.” After you have a good grasp on how to do a basic quack, you can do some advanced calling techniques like mating or feeding calls.

Avoid doing so many calls since it can sound unnatural.

Basically, when a duck quacks, you should answer with a single quack as well. The only way to get better at duck calling is to practice over and over again.

Duck Hunting Strategies

Know The Duck Species

The last thing you’ll want to happen is to have a brush with the law while hunting.

Duck hunting is a severely regulated sport and each of the species has its own limits. So you will need to know your duck species to avoid getting into any sort of trouble. Not all species are considered fair game and it’s imperative that you know which species are allowed for hunting.

Limits and regulations can change from year to year, so it’s always best to know the current trend. If you are not sure if a duck is fair game, then don’t take the shot. Otherwise, you’ll end up paying some hefty fines or even have your firearm seized.

Ready To Hunt?

Duck hunting is definitely not for the faint of heart.

There are just too many challenges in the field and things tend to not go the hunter’s way. So this sport is only recommended for the most dedicated hunters.

However, don’t get us wrong.

There’s nothing more satisfying than taking a shot and taking down your first bird. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be on your way to hunting success.

Grab a couple of friends and enjoy hunting in the wild.

Throwing Knives

A good set of knives is great for tasks like cutting through a steak or slashing through jungle vines. But can you guess that’s cooler than a sharp knife?

Whether you saw it in a movie or by watching an expert do it, someone throwing knives is always an incredibly cool thing to behold.

If you want to learn how to throw knives but never tried it yourself, know that it’s a skill that you can learn. For today’s article, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about throwing knives.

Why Should You Learn To Throw Knives?

Knowing how to throw a knife is a great skill for a “last resort” self-defense tactic. With your bladed accuracy and quickness, your assailant will never see a knife coming as you throw it. But be warned, there’s some serious controversy regarding this method of self-defense. Many believe that fighting with the knife means never to throw your only weapon, especially if you can’t perform a perfect throw.

It’s also a skill that can come in handy if you want to hunt small game in a silent manner. Knife throwing is also an essential skill if you have dreams of joining a circus and dazzling the audience.

Perhaps the best reason to learn knife throwing is that it’s just too badass. Showing off your accuracy in throwing a knife is a surefire way to impress your buddies.

Where To Buy Throwing Knives

So you want to learn how to throw a knife, where do you start? Well, of course, you start by buying your first set of knives. And no, you can’t use the knives that are found in your kitchen.

Amazon

Of course, just about anything can be bought on Amazon these days.

Amazon has a wide range of throwing knives available like the BladesUSA Perfect Point RC-179 Series Throwing Knife Set which is available for the low price of $10 (current sale price) or the Whetstone Cutlery 12 Piece Set of S-Force Kunai Knives for around $20.

The latter is especially interesting because they’re kunais which are used as a weapon by ninjas. Just how cool is that?

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Your friendly neighborhood Dick’s Sporting Goods may also carry some knives for throwing. Although the selection is not that numerous, this shop has some fairly high-end knives if you’re into quality sets.

The SOG Fling 3-pack Throwing Knives Combo and Kershaw Ion Spear-Point Fixed Blade Throwing Knife Package are definitely worth checking out.

Selection is not that great and the prices are higher but these are knives that come from reputable brands.

Knife Depot

This is a great marketplace if you’re looking for quality knives. As you might expect, they carry throwing knives as well.

The Master Cutlery Perfect Point 6 Piece Multi-Color Throwing Knives is a worthy option if you’re looking for a multi-colored set. We also love the Hibben Legacy Four Piece Throwing Knife Set due to its stainless steel construction and superb quality.

Tips On How To Throw A Knife

Here are some top tips to help hone your knife throwing skill.

Throwing knives to a tree
  • Keep an eye on the handle: Always watch the knife’s handle, not the blade. If the knife hits the target with the handle up, move forward by a few inches. This is because the knife had too much time to spin and is referred to as over-rotating.
  • Don’t snap your wrist when throwing: Snapping your wrist while throwing might feel natural but it’s not advisable. It’s really difficult to snap it the same way every time you throw.
  • Consistency is key: Try to be consistent with just about every aspect of your throw including your grip, stance, wind-up, and release.
  • The balancing point: If you want a knife that will throw equally whether you use the handle or the blade, the balancing point must be very close to the knife’s center.
  • Handle-blade heavy: A knife that is heavy on the handle will be more accurate if grip from the blade. On the opposite side, a knife that is blade heavy should be gripped from the handle.
  • Using logs for target practice: The best target for knife throwing is definitely the log round. When using log rounds, get the ones that are 4-inch thick at the minimum. Obviously, thicker logs will last longer.

Happy Throwing

Overall, throwing knives is simply a great way to have a good time. If you’re really serious about it, there are numerous competitions that you can take part in.

Should you consider knife throwing, make sure that you do your due diligence by doing proper training and having the appropriate equipment. And of course, make sure that you observe the proper knife throwing safety procedures.

Have fun!

Gone are the dark days where a small, boxy TV in the corner of the basement boiler room constituted as your man cave. These days, it has become a stylish addition to every contemporary home and consists of some major features that are awesome for both entertaining friends and spending some quality alone time.

However, it can be challenging to furnish and tailor your man cave in a way that leans away from the frou-frou and remains as classy and masculine as possible. You might be looking at a few gadget and furniture choices to upgrade your existing digs, but there’s a little bit more to the details then simply picking the comfiest looking couch and craziest looking gadget. So here are 5 awesome ways you can upgrade your man cave.

  1. Hidden Doorways

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    First and foremost, you need to ensure the privacy of your sacred space – no wives, no kids, just zero unauthorized personnel. So what’s the best way to do that? It’s by camouflaging the door into a shelf that may constitute as a hidden entrance.These in-built shelves can be a life-saver when you simply want to enjoy some downtime in your personal space without someone nagging or screaming at you. This unique entrance idea ensures an exclusive vibe to your man cave that could be a contemporary imitation of your very own personal gentleman’s club. There’d be no need to stow away your video game controllers if someone rudely comes barging in without knocking – the perfect upgrade!
  2. The Next-Generation Lazy Boys

    Seatup
    Before you go ahead and buy a boring old couch, we’d like to stop you right here. There are definitely tons of classy seating options that you can find all over the internet, but nothing can quite beat the masculine appeal of the Lazy Boy chairs! These are definitely a must-have when you’re upgrading your man cave and we’ve got the perfect selection ready and waiting for you!The Divo from Palliser is the next generation of Lazy Boy and would be the perfect, comfortable and manly addition to your home theater system. Its theatrical arrangement comes with cup holders, fixed end chaises and center recliners. Like all Lazy Boys inspired furnishings, it comes with the ‘kick-back’ option and its modular design ensures that it can be flexibly arranged around your space!
  3. IMAX at Home

    Samsung
    When it comes to upgrading your man cave, you can never compromise on the quality of your entertainment. We’d definitely recommend that you splurge on a stunning, state-of-the-art television so you can enjoy game and movie nights with your best buds to the fullest.The Samsung Curved 78-Inch 4K Smart LED TV is an awesome choice. Resembling an IMAX screen with its curved physique, this TV is powered by the Quantum Dot Color Drive, which basically takes HD to a whole new level because it fires off a billion more colors than a typical TV. This will let you experience the full vibrancy of whatever you’re watching and this is only just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more fantastic specs that you’ll simply have to see for yourself!
  4. R2-D2 Refridgerator


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    While you’re investing on upgrades, here’s something you should definitely take a look at! The R2-D2 14 liter refrigerator is straight out of every Star Wars fan’s fantasy, but best of all? It keeps food and drinks both cool and warm!So if you want to keep your lasagna hot till the game starts, put the container in there! Or if you want to keep your beers ice-cool, this is the perfect gadget for you! Aside from the retractable handle on the top for portable carrying, this fridge comes with a number of other cool features that’ll definitely take your man cave to a whole new level!
  5. A New-Age Foosball Table
    Tired of all the space-age paraphernalia? Want to go back to the roots to spruce up your man cave? You can simply opt for a foosball table and set it up smack in front of your theater seats. Whenever you or your buddies get bored, you can simply lean forward to play an epic match on the table.

    ThegreenheadIf you’re short on space and don’t know whether you’ll be able to fit one in, you can simply go for the coffee table version of this accessory! You can even litter comfy bean bags and floor cushions around it for maximum comfort!

    These 5 ideas are sure to make your man cave the best one on the block – from fun games to food and even furniture, you’ll have covered all bases for the best effect!

 

 

Katie Porter is an aspiring writer, movie lover, and part of the team at Seatup. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her home state Colorado and plays in women’s amateur rugby league.

 

Once every four years, the world is blessed with the biggest sporting event on the planet. Wars stop, political differences are set aside, and people stand to support their respective nations. Football can change individual lives and bring entire countries together both on and off the field with moments that will last forever. You will always remember where you were when your team scored the game-saving goal. The feelings of elation and joy shared by the players to their fans can also transcend off the field and outside of the stadium, sometimes in the form of sex. Below are some birth rate patterns that, coincidentally, occur about the World Cup.

Vuvuzelas and Baby Boys

South Africa became the first African country in history to host the World Cup in 2010. For the nation, this was a prestigious honor and a momentous milestone, and they did not disappoint in their hosting duties. Some may call South African native Siphiwe Tshabalala’s goal against Mexico the highlight of the tournament that year. He performed one v. one breakaway that he scorched the upper 90 with. As hosts, the country did an excellent job with the tournament. No one in attendance or who watched at home will ever forget the noise of the vuvuzelas, which they made infamous. Buzzing around the stadium like a swarm of hornets, the sound has become associated with South Africa. With all the excitement surrounding the tournament and that comes with being the host nation, an interesting figure occured nine months after the tournament. 1,088 boys were born in South Africa at that time, majorly disrupting the trend of male to female births. Researchers pointed at the World Cup as being the reason behind the change.

The Viking-Thunder Clap

Iceland is the newest country to take the football world by storm. They are entering into their first World Cup ever next week, and many eyes will be on this nation which has the smallest population of any that qualified for this year’s tournament. Iceland’s team is famous for its long last names and unique celebration, known as the Viking-Thunder Clap. Whereas they do not have an increase in birth rates from a World Cup (yet), their famous victory over England on June 27 in the 2016 Euro created a baby boom. Nine months after that win, doctors reported having given the most epidurals at the hospital for a weekend. With Croatia, Nigeria, and World Cup favorite Argentina, standing in their way at the tournament, it will be exciting to see what moments they have on the field to create a new baby boom.

Going Head To Head

In the end, all of these nations will be competing on the field. However, we want to take a moment to discuss the competition off the field. Much like the odds of winning the Cup are different among each team given their abilities, average penis size varies different from country to country. Colombia will be hoisting the trophy this year, and Japan will be packing up early and heading home. The average size of all nations combined would come to be 5.79 inches. The United States, who failed to qualify this year and broke the hearts of many fans, fell below average, much like in the actual tournament, at 5 inches. As you gear up to watch the World Cup this year, if you want to be able to perform off the field and gain more confidence, check out Hims for information on all your personal men’s health needs.

 

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you have transitioned from college into the working world, then you’ve most likely heard these famous words before. First impressions can make or break an interview, and the time frame for making that first impression is a mere seven seconds. Dressing for the job you want is a great way to show that you are serious about being successful. If you take the time to take care of yourself, it shows self-respect, which, in turn, helps people respect you as a professional. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind to make sure you are on the right track:

 

  1. Make the stubble subtle. Whether you prefer a clean-cut goatee or a burly and bushy mane, it’s important to keep both looking fresh and controlled. By establishing a proper grooming routine, it can indicate to your employer that you are proactive and responsible. Show your current or potential employer that you can be taken seriously by cleaning up that five o’clock shadow. The great thing about facial hair is that maintenance can be easy and inexpensive. Having a quality razor, like Harry’s, should be a staple in your arsenal of grooming accessories. 
  2. The suit makes the man. Let’s face it – you’ve probably got “the suit” hanging in your closet right now. You know, the one that you only pull out for certain occasions: like weddings, graduations, and funerals. And let’s be honest, it’s probably three sizes too big (or small) by now. If you are looking for a job promotion, you ought to give your wardrobe a promotion too. The best thing you can do to showcase your new professional image is to seek out an essential suit. Bonobos offer a unique variety of all-purpose suits. For a surefire outfit, consider a solid color such as dark grey or navy. You can always make a statement by adding a bold tie to the look. Most importantly, having your suit tailored to achieve the perfect fit can make you a cut above the rest. Nothing can ruin a suit of exceptional quality like an oversized jacket or baggy trousers. The way you wear a suit speaks wonders about who you are and what it is that you’re trying to accomplish. 
  3. Be armed with the right accessories. Accessories aren’t just for women – they are an excellent way for men to set themselves apart too. Instead of checking your cell phone, a simple yet chic wrist watch, much like the ones offered by Fossil, provides an advantageous way to tell time while also highlighting your sense of style. Another fundamental component of your new workplace presence should be a briefcase. A briefcase can serve as a dual purpose extension to your professional image by showcasing remarkable style, all while characterizing you as prepared and organized. It’s okay to play around with materials, sizes, and shapes, but just make sure your briefcase doesn’t become a dumping ground for loose papers and other personal belongings. Search for a briefcase that comes with built-in organizational compartments. Briefcases can be a fashion-forward way to give the illusion that you are well put together.

 

Not only does being well put together affect first impressions, but appearance and behavior go hand-in-hand. When you look better, you feel better, and you are more likely to perform better. Whether you are looking for a new job or trying to enhance your current workplace persona, these tips will help you dress for success to confidently and professionally portray the best you.

 

When it comes to marketing and managing your business, there are different types of strategies that you can rely on. There are new and innovative ways in which you can promote your business, and you can make the most of these strategies to ensure that your business requirements are fulfilled. Some new technologies associated and ran by the internet can help you with managing your business and ensuring consistent profit for your business. There are different types of business, and more and more people are opting for promotion through the internet since you can get some new clients from across the world through the internet. The social media platforms are some of the best potential options for business promotion. If you are new to the world of social media promotion, then you can always seek professional help from the experts.

Instagram is one of the top social media platforms which you can rely on for managing business needs. There are six million people across the world using the Instagram account actively every month for a significant amount of time. The various features of Instagram account are such that you can use it for promotional work efficiently. Here are certain tips which would help you ensure that your reputation as a brand is maintained well online and you can make sure that more and more clients keep coming back to your brand for your service. When you strategically use the Instagram features you can make sure that your requirements for building your brand reputation are thoroughly fulfilled. Here are some tips which you can make the most of when you are looking for ways in which you can make Instagram the perfect ground for building the foundation of the company’s marketing.

Scrutiny all the posts thoroughly that you share

Before you share any position through your Instagram page for business, go through them repeatedly and consider all the factors that you must avoid to make the most of the Instagram uploads. Make sure the images that you are uploading do not hurt any community and religious beliefs, do not indicate regarding any controversial topic and similar issues must be avoided. When you are sharing the posts, there are specific factors that you must keep in mind and make sure that the posts are relevant to your brand and business and do not indicate any controversy and biased opinion. Such opinions can be expressed in your account but not on your business account since your followers who do not share the same opinion may feel offended. Plan the posts well in advance and then upload them so that there is no mistake in your post that can be offensive to your viewers in any way.

Likes and comments

When your followers for Instagram view the images, they often like and comment on them. Some people may even leave a negative comment which is completely uncalled for, and there is no reason for doing so. But as a brand, you cannot react in any offensive manner to such reactions. You must be very diplomatic about what you are saying on your social media pages. There are different kinds of comments which you would come across, and you must be prepared for handling them well. If needed, you can even approach a client through direct message regarding any kind of negative comment that they have left under your posts and asked about their grievances. There are different types of comments and issues that you may come across, and the key to handling all such troubles and maintaining a reputation is diplomatic about your standpoint.

You can like and comment on your follower’s uploads provided they are relevant and even on general personal ones as well. Be subtle and do not leave any promotional comment on such photos. This would show that you are interested in the lives of your client and not just trying to promote your business to them.

Why should you be careful about your reputation?

If your reputation on Instagram or any other social platform is affected, there is a high chance that it would get viral in no time which in turn would have a very big negative impact on your business. Hence it is imperative that you make sure that your comments and activities on Instagram are such that you cannot be questioned about them in a negative light. There are various issues that a company can face from time to time when they are not concerned about the public relation codes. Some professionals can help you out with maintaining the public relation through your social media account, and you can opt for these services efficiently. There are different types of packages for providing such services to the businesses, and hence you can always get in touch with them and seek the services. To make sure that your troubles with maintaining the public relation are smoothly solved, you can still get such professional help.

Wrapping Up

There are different types of marketing strategies, and you can always ensure that your company is at the top consistently when you value public relation. It is crucial that you maintain the public relationship well and ensure that your company officials are behaving such that the clients do not have any complaints about your company. It can be concluded that the Instagram account and its features are helpful for promotion and if you make the most of the features, then you can always make sure that the reputation of your company is maintained well.

Gifting flowers is traditionally one of the best practices followed by humanity for many centuries. This tradition has a long history, even dating back to BC times. Not just on Valentines’ Day or Mothers’ Day, but we do gift flowers affectionately on any given occasions as a universally accepted gifting standard.

Going a step ahead, now there are many flower gifting services too, which makes it easier for the users to send a handful of beautiful and scented flowers to a loving person at a different location or country. When it comes to gifting flowers; however, you need to be a bit careful and knowledgeable about the symbolization of various types of gifting flowers and needs to do it properly for the desired impact. For those who are new to the idea of gifting flowers to your parents, lover or anyone else at random, here we will discuss a few insights to be gained on this.

 

Common Gifting Flowers

Even though roses are the most accepted and admired variety in the bunch, there are many other classic gifting flowers too out there as;

 

  • White Zantedeschia
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Solidago
  • Calla Lily
  • Alstroemeria
  • White Carnations
  • Wheat
  • Carnations
  • White Lilies
  • Gerbera Daisies
  • Lime green Euphorbia Robbiae.
  • Monte Casino
  • Marigolds 

 

In fact, most of the times, there are given in combination to share a definite message or emotion to match to the mood of the situation ranging from a casual ‘hi’ to expression of true love from within. Ideal gifting flowers to UK services will help you do it efficiently.

 

Things to Know When Gifting Flowers

On someone’s birthday, you may find the below five a perfect choice to see the special one with that extraordinary smile.

  • Lilies
  • Orchids
  • Roses
  • Gladiolus
  • Gerberas

Roses

No doubt that rose depicts a unique appeal and personalised message for all occasions. For an extraordinary birth wishes, there is nothing but a bouquet of yellow roses or assorted multi-colour roses will be ideal. When the gifting is done to parents, you think of majority white and if to your loving spouse, no doubt about red in abundance.

 

Gifts for Moms

Roses were considered to be sacred to the Greek goddess of Isis, who was considered to be an ideal month. Roses also have symbolization about Virgin Mary. All these make a rose bouquet an ideal gift for parents, especially moms. Pink roses signify grace and appreciation, and yellow roses symbolise joy and friendship. So, both these colours are perfect when you think of gifting rose bouquets to moms.

 

Anniversary Gifting

Red roses are deemed to be ideal for gifting on the anniversary. As you know well by now, red roses symbolise pure love. White is also fair to be considered for special occasions, which represents purity, humility, and innocence. What white rose is usually referred to as bridal rose is rightly associated with pure love. It is also ideal to think of gifting yellow, pink, orange, purple roses too for similar occasions.

Let it be any of those loving flowers gifting in a beautifully set bouquet; it ideally symbolises a new beginning or feeling or care and emotion-filled feelings. An ideal flower gifting service you hire will make all such need fulfilled.

Author Biography

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One of the most critical keys to one’s independence in life is having steady and functioning hands. It is just as accurate for younger individuals as it is for senior members, in fact, more for the later. In the US, many elderly members live alone, and thus they are required to do the daily life tasks to survive and live independently. The prehensile organ, which is the hand, helps in holding and grasping.

However, it is not until you experience some hand injury or weakness that you fully realize its value and impact in your life. It is utterly common to fall prey to hand injuries. After all, the use of hands is a daily affair and a necessity in everyone’s life. Hand injuries, if not rectified by regular Hand Exercises for Rehabilitation, can lead to a lack of mobility which directly points out to the hindrances of performing the daily life functions.

Age can often bring in Osteoporosis which in simple terms is called arthritis. Being diagnosed with hand osteoarthritis can even make lifting the simplest of things unimaginably challenging. Thus, keeping the hands active through basic exercises is imperative for leading a healthy and quality life. Other than this, the decrease in hand mobility in seniors can also be resultant of Parkinson’s disease.

Seniors and Hand strengthening exercises

Seniors, whether in their own homes or assisted living facilities, must have hand strengthening exercises as an integral part of their everyday stretching routine. The primary activities are as follows:

Stretching Out

Finger extensors can be strengthened by using a simple rubber band. You need to wrap it around the fingers and after that push out the fingers against the band’s resistance. 15 repetitions of the same will help when done in 3 sets.

Squeeze the Ball

StringyBall which is a stress ball that is attached to a string is being heavily used to perform this exercise. They are available in 3 different densities that help the user put varying amounts of pressure at a time to squeeze the ball. Just 3 to 5 seconds of pressing the ball in the palm can make your grip way stronger that will help you to open jars or hold slightly heavier items easily.

Pressing

You need to press your thumb to each of the fingertips for at least 5 seconds. Start off by pressing the fifth finger. It is useful in improving muscle strength in both the palm and fingers.

Wrist Roll

Do you want to improve your wrist flexors? All you need to do is a few simple wrist rolls. This exercise can be done while sitting or standing by holding any lightweight while keeping the elbow bent with the palm facing up. Proceed to curl up your wrist and keep your forearm and elbow straight all the while. Doing it for a maximum of 10 times in sets of 3 will fetch you best results.

Author Bio: Charlie Brown is a part-time Health Blogger. He is currently doing his masters in Physiotherapy. In his blog posts, he mostly deals with health and injuries and how people can be helped through proper implementation of necessary exercises. He stresses the importance of Hand Exercises for Rehabilitation in many of his writings.

“It’s like regular dating- only better.”

That’s the enticing appeal of the “sugar bowl,” as it’s referred to on the sugar dating website Secret Benefits (www.secretbenefits.com). How is it “better” than other dating services? Well, as the helpful blogs contained within site suggest, sugar dating, which is the official term for the practice of building a relationship on reciprocity instead of traditional gender politics, saves time, creates a fair sense of play, and can be incredibly satisfying for all parties involved.

I signed up as a sugar baby looking for her sugar daddy. I wanted to share my experiences with Secret Benefits, and show all those potential sugar daddies out there what to expect when pursuing their own baby to spoil.

Creating a Profile

I found the setup process to be reasonably easy, as I didn’t have to answer nearly as many questions as the typical matchmaking sites, like OKCupid. I gave my contact information, a general description of myself, and a few photos to get started. I tried to be as sexy, witty, and playful as I could, and with my matches, I believe it worked.

One thing that I wasn’t expecting, but I thought was pretty cool about the site: they have built-in verification services on the site. So, if you’re worried about getting catfished or scammed, you have the option of doing photo or video verification to prove that the person in the pictures is actually the person you’ll be dating. Not every profile has this, but I don’t know why- it made it easier for me to be more open on the site when I could see that a person really is who they say they are. I went through the verification myself…It took about 30 seconds, and once I had the verification on my profile, I really think it gave me a leg up, especially with the video, which I recorded with a “sultry bedroom voice”… that definitely revved some engines.

Then, there were options for photos. Secret Benefits gives you the ability to put a ridiculous amount of pictures on your profile- and since a picture is worth a thousand words, that’s a whole lot of words!

In regards to pictures, another great feature that I liked was the ability to mark some of my photos as “secret photos,” only accessible to a certain few. I could put my sexier pictures there under lock and key, which made me feel protected, yet like I had something a bit more to offer when a particularly attractive daddy came around. Then, if the right guy asked, or I needed to sweeten the conversation with a little extra sex appeal, I could grant them access to the treasure trove of my sexy snaps.

Using the Site

As I alluded to before, I am pretty familiar with dating websites, and Secret Benefits had a format I was used to. I could get a list of profiles for prospective sugar daddies in my area, with the results filtered (if I so desired) by any sort of criteria I wanted: height, weight, distance from my house… I could even search for an area that I didn’t live in, just in case I was interested in having a quick fling while on vacation… it’s all the features you have to pay extra for on Tinder or Bumble, but easier to access.

There are plenty of different kinds of sugar daddies to choose from, and they’re all looking for something different. Rather than wonder if I had what it takes to fit some sort of “sugar baby mold,” all I had to do was consider what each man was selling, and then ask myself if I was buying. With the different types of sugar daddies, there are obviously plenty of different sugar babies to find on the site, as well.

One thing I enjoyed about the site is that the men pay for various things, like gaining access to my Secret Photos. Usually, the price for anything on the site is no more than they’d pay to send over a beer at a dive bar. Just like making the first move in person, the guy pays the fee to impress his potential sugar baby.

I don’t have to pay for anything on Secret Benefits. My prospective sugar daddy picks up the tab for any minor expenses.

The sugar daddy does not, however, have to take the initiative. I send free messages and hit up as many men as I want. If I like what they had to offer, they get a hello from me. This usually leads to a response, which eventually leads to me granting him access to the Secret Photos, and things would progress from there. For really hot prospects, I sometimes even granted men a peek at the Secret Photos on my very first message, by clicking a convenient little box on the messaging screen before clicking “send”. (One final note about the Secret Photos: you can also revoke access at any time, too. So, if a conversation fizzled out, and a guy was no longer a prospect, I could take back permission to view my photos.)

Sugar Dating 

There were hundreds of sugar daddies in my area to choose from on Secret Benefits! That meaning, there are probably even more sugar babies to choose from. I’ve got to say, after a few weeks of getting the hang of the site, and having some fun shopping profiles, I had started about two dozen conversations, of which ten actually resulted in setting a meeting with a prospective sugar daddy in person: an older, successful gentleman who was ready to treat me right, so long as we came to an agreement. Everybody benefits, or nobody benefits- hence the name of the site.

In the end, I found Secret Benefits to be all that I could have hoped for and more. Thanks to the blogs on the site, I knew what to expect, what to watch out for, and how to best conduct myself in order to precisely get the man, and the relationship, that I wanted. After ten dates, I even got myself a sugar daddy, and we came to an agreement pretty easily! It’s the most casual, laid-back relationship I’ve ever had, and I’m loving the feeling of getting spoiled, simply for dating a man that, to be honest, I’d probably have dated anyway, all things being normal. He’s a really handsome guy with old-school manners. Secret Benefits made me realize that being a sugar daddy or sugar baby isn’t something to be ashamed of in 2017. I found meaningful relationships or the casual ones that some of us want, through the site. To be honest, I’ve had more success on Secret Benefits than any other swipe-right site I’ve tried!

It was easier than I’d thought, due to the way Secret Benefits is set up. There’s a blog on the site for ideas, feedback, and direction if you need help. For the most part, the layout is easy to follow, the features are smart and intuitive, and it seems like the whole site is structured to get out of your way as much as possible.

I highly recommend Secret Benefits for anyone willing to take the leap, or to dip a toe, into the sugar bowl. Sugar dating can be complicated, and the rules of the road can be a little intimidating. Secret Benefits made me comfortable with the process by providing features that made me feel safe, and completely in control.

It’s 2017, and the world is changing a bit more every day. As you’re keeping up with the latest trends and staying up to date on the hottest news, some parts of your life can seem old school, neglected, or just plain boring. Some things you just can’t change, like your every-day routines of brushing your teeth, showering, or making your breakfast. What if I told you that there could be so much more to grooming than there is in your life now?

 

Introducing Premium Natural Men’s Shave Cream by Wadi Men’s Care, a better option for shaving. Right now, you probably shave your beard by dousing your skin in hot water, then gliding a razor over your face and neck with a low-quality shaving cream. This method, which we have all used at least once in our lives, leaves our skin prone to dryness, razor burn, and irritation. Wadi Men’s Care Premium Shave Cream is made with organic and natural ingredients such as olive, sesame, and flaxseed, and is scented using lime essential oil with a pinch of lavender oil, to moisturize, cleanse, soften, and protect your skin. Caring for your body now means a healthier, more attractive body when you get older, so what are you waiting for?

 

This shaving cream is also brushless and produces very little lather, which is perfect if you are always pressed for time and want a barbershop-quality shave. Your morning routine is about to become a lot easier. To use the cream, first clean your face with cleanser. Then, using your hand, lightly apply the shave cream in circular motions to the area which you want to shave. The circular motion helps the nutrients of the natural ingredients and essential oil reach your skin, allowing your skin to absorb the benefits of using Wadi Men’s Care Shave Cream.

What makes this product different from the rest, you ask? If you aren’t already sold on the benefits of the natural ingredients and essential oils, there is a lot more to take into consideration while looking at shaving products. Wadi Men’s Care products are manufactured in the U.S. by men, and just for men. They firmly believe that no man should have to use women’s shaving cream in order to reap the benefits of a natural moisturizing shave cream. They deserve a natural brand that speaks to them. After all, men’s skin is thicker, with more collagen and larger pores than women’s, so it shouldn’t be treated as equal! All of their products are formulated just for men using organic and natural ingredients scientifically proven to protect your skin.

 

Wadi Men’s Care Natural Shave Cream is available for $15.99 on Amazon and Amazon Prime. Buy a gift for yourself, father, brother or friend, by visiting here.

To read more about the creators and the story behind Wadi Men’s Care products, visit their site! If you sign up on their website, they will give you a free eBook on shaving and 50% off your first order on Amazon. We love their products, and we know you will too.

New for old: addressing sleep apnea

At least 400 million Americans have fallen victim to sleep related disorders. Acute, chronic and long-term sleep disorders are household names right now. Sleep apnea, poor breathing, and insomnia have made their ways to the younger generations as well.

Memory foam vs. latex mattresses

A recent independent study shows that switching old mattresses for new ones bring a drastic change to the sleeping habits of the test population. When the new mattresses are medium soft memory foam or PolyGel, the patients are sleeping better. Their sleep related issues are significantly less. When another group was given a harder mattress (8 out of 10), they complained of increased backaches and stiffness of neck muscles.

While the advantages memory foam mattresses are significant, you can also try latex mattresses. These are naturally hypoallergenic, and you can sleep in peace since they do not allow dust mite buildups. Each mattress has a particular hardness and softness. This does not change for at least a decade of constant use.

How does environment determine your sleep quality?

To enjoy sound sleep, as you did on your last tropical vacation, do not forget to take your room temperature and your body temperature into account. Do you live in warmer weather? Do you use the AC 24/7? Do you sweat a lot? These are a few other factors, which will determine your quality of sleep.

If you live in warmer weather, think twice before buying a memory foam mattress. Memory foam mattresses are superb for support and motion absorption. However, they are terrible in heat transfer. They absorb and radiate body heat. As a result, unless you are sleeping in a controlled environment, you will face more sweat and grime than you warranted for.

Conduct your study

If you want to know the best features of each kind, you can check out comparative studies of mattresses like the Loom and Leaf vs. Amerisleep mattresses. This will tell you what factors you need to take into account for choosing and buying a mattress. Do not forget to check out what doctors are saying about each mattress type before you invest in one.

Get a sleep-makeover

A new mattress should bring a sleep-makeover in your life. You should be able to experience the relaxation of a 5-star resort without stepping outside your bedroom. Today, around 70% of people in the US agree that a new mattress will help them sleep better. At least 90% of them also agree that they do not know what kind of mattress is right for them.

Do not wait any longer. Uproot the problems that are now plaguing the youth and the elderly. Forget costly medicines and experimental treatments. You can again experience sound slumbers once you invest in a test, fully supportive and personalized mattress for your bed.

A good mattress is important for your kids to have a good rest at night. Young children need beds that support their posture and bone strength. They should also allow deep sleep which is crucial for maintaining good health. A high-quality mattress can last for 10 years or more. Therefore, you should purchase one that will grow with your baby and accommodate his/her developing body. Here are qualities of the best mattress for kids.

Support

Support is one of the crucial qualities that all mattresses should have irrespective of their brand or model. With proper support, the spine of your child will be properly aligned, and this positively affects the overall growth of the child. If your child is not well supported when sleeping at night, their growth can be inhibited, and this will negatively affect his/her overall health.

Quality materials

Kids tend to be susceptible to allergies. Therefore, parents should choose mattresses with caution to prevent triggering allergens which can cause additional health problems to your young ones. Choose organic mattress or those made from natural materials such as organic wool, cotton, silk, bamboo or natural latex. Synthetic mattresses are prone to bacteria, dust, and mites and may trigger respiratory problems, skin irritations, and other health concerns.

Correct size

Children are always growing, and you should purchase a mattress that will grow with your baby. You do not have to be buying a new mattress every year because your child has outgrown the current one. If you want longevity and want to save money, you should opt for full-sized, twin XL or a twin-sized bed. A good quality mattress will last for about 12 years, and this will be beneficial to the long term sleep and health of your child. You can read this Layla review for more tips.

Comfortable

Most kids experience poor sleeping habits, soreness and other issues related to restless sleep. These problems are directly linked to low-quality mattresses that offer minimal comfort for your child. You need a high-quality mattress so that your child does not develop bad sleeping habits at a tender age. A comfortable, high-quality mattress will boost the comfort levels of your kids and give them a good night rest.

Durable design

When buying mattresses for children, you should opt for sustainable design. This is crucial because children are known to be quite adventurous, and they love jumping up and down on their beds. Therefore, you need a mattress that can persevere some form of abuse from the kids. This way, the quality of the bed will not deteriorate irrespective of what is done on it. You should also purchase a mattress protector to guard against stains.

Shopping for the right mattress for your child might seem like a stress-free and straightforward process for most parents. However, you should aim at finding a bed that is appropriate for your growing child. This is because sleeping habits usually vary between kids and you should get one that suits your child’s age and developmental needs. With the tips above, you will be able to choose the healthiest, most comfortable and best mattress for your baby.

Author Bio

Travis Head runs a mattress store and has helped thousands of people choose the best mattresses for themselves and their kids. He has over 10 years’ experience in the industry and understands the different brands and qualities in the market. You can check out his blog to read this Layla review.

Let’s face it. Cutting yourself while shaving is almost too easy; your razor is dull, you’re in a hurry, maybe you only used water instead of shave gel. Cuts and nicks happen, and they’re totally unsightly.

Instead of covering up your accident with a small band-aid and hoping no one notices, Glyder’s Styptic Balm for Men will stop the bleeding fast, and let you proceed as usual in your daily routine.

Glyder’s Styptic Balm is a relatively new product that heals cuts and nicks that result from shaving. It comes in an eye-pleasing black paper packaging, which looks very nice, making you feel good about the product and look forward to using it.

 

Inside the packaging, you will find a nice-looking tube with styptic balm inside. It almost looks like chap stick, but it has a waterproof cap which keeps the balm clean and dry until you apply it.


It is effortless to use. You wash your face, wet the tip of the balm, and dab the tip of the balm directly on your cut. You may feel a very minor sting, but your bleeding will stop in a matter of seconds.

 

How does this all work? Glyder’s Styptic Balm is made out of a bonding chemical called styptics. Styptics are antihemorrhagics, meaning that they promote hemostasis, or stopping a bleed. Styptics have been used for centuries, as they were popular in 19th-century barbershops to quickly heal any cuts caused by the exceedingly sharp razor. Since then, shaving has become easier, and razors are so much more elite, making it harder to cut yourself. However, when your blade goes dull, you don’t have shave cream, or maybe you’re just in a hurry, cuts do happen.

Instead of worrying about covering up or stopping a bleed all day long, use Glyder’s Styptic Balm for Men to make life easier.

 

Interested in giving Glyder a shot? Check out their website at https://glyder.io/.

Taking care of your body is a necessity. Let’s take a look at how much you probably spend every month on products to keep you looking well groomed and handsome. Between your shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, aftershave, cologne, bodywash/soap, face cleanser, sunscreen, lip balm, hand/body lotion, toothpaste, hair gel, you are bound to spend anywhere from $50 to $90 per month in the toiletry aisle of your grocery store. Your precious money could be going towards pizza, Pay Per View sports and movies, a nice steak dinner, literally anything else but it’s being spent on keeping you smelling like a musky lumberjack with a baby-smooth face.

99crLawrence has a point.

There is an easier way to shave, and you won’t be bombarded with commercials, advertisements, and constant promotions by large corporate companies that only care about your money, and not about the quality of your shave.

99 Cent Razor is guaranteed to satisfy both men and women through a monthly, bi-monthly, or tri-monthly subscriptions of razors, razor blades, and shaving cream. Choices vary every month, and the customer service is some of the fastest you will ever encounter while pondering a subscription to a scheduled order form.

The razors are of the highest quality you can get for such a cheap price, and you can see raving reviews for yourself on their site if you don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Already getting razors delievered monthly to your door by another organization? That’s fine, you do you. But, do you like really cute puppies? I mean, melt-your-face-off adorable cute? 99 Cent Razor saves precious puppies and kittens through a partnership with START Rescue by donating 99 cents from every order made to their #ShaveforShelters campaign. If that doesn’t persuade you, here’s a picture of one of the dogs rescued by START Rescue. 99crdog

Look in to his floofy face and tell him you’re participating in No Shave November.

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This sassy kitten thinks you’d look purr-fect without that patchy mustache you’ve been trying to grow since high school.

Check out their male choices here. You won’t have an opportunity like this again. Think of the puppies. Think. Of. The. Puppies.

If you like cool subscription packages like 99 Cent Razor, you should check out these cool subscription boxes, too.