To cuff or not to cuff on pants

If you’re wearing a trim, modern suit with flat-front pants the kind often shown in men’s fashion magazines you should not cuff your pants.

However, if you’re a guy who likes a classic suit with a single pleat, go for a cuff but not more than one and a half inches deep.


Give your razor blades some TLC

Disposable blades dull from rust, not use. Lengthen their lifespan  –  and cut the number you use by half –  by shaking off excess water after each shave.


Book Friday: 1000 Ultimate Experiences

1000 Ultimate Experiences brings together 1000 ideas, places and activities sure to inspire and entertain.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Set aside time to relax each day

Some people prefer to relax right before bed to help fall asleep. Others relax first thing in the morning to start the day refreshed and revitalized.

Consider if there are times in the day when your stress level is high or your energy is low. These can be ideal times to schedule in a brief relaxation session.


Tipping and taxes

Restaurants report a percentage (around 12%) of the gross sales for food and beverage to the IRS for their staff.

This means that if you have a $200 food bill and $200 wine bill, the restaurant will report 12% of $400 or $48 as income to the server. In other words, the server has to pay tax on it whether you tip it or not.

If the restaurants do not report it accurately, the restaurant and the wait staff get audited by the IRS.


Appearance and audience reaction

How you appear to the audience will have an impact on their reaction to what you are going to tell them. Your posture and the way you conduct yourself on the platform is an important part of your presentation.


Turn the clock around at night

Avoid looking at the clock if you wake up in the middle of the night. It can cause anxiety.

 This is very difficult for most of us, so turn the clock away from your eyes so you would have to turn it to see the time. You may decide not to make the effort and go right back to sleep.


Book Friday: Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy

Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy is one of most laid back and entertaining aging books.

It’s written by two guys. Harry, the doctor, covers the science aspects of aging, while the other guy, Chris, talks about applying the info.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Avoiding a heavy meal before sex

Oysters and asparagus are assumed to be aphrodisiacs, but this is only because of visual or olfactory associations.

Champagne is a better bet, but choose a less acidic one, lest exotic Kama Sutra-style acts cause indigestion.


Honor thy tailor

According to GQ, even the best suits need altering. In men’s fashion this is probably the most important detail that is not always adhered to.


Relaxing energies

Being out in nature is relaxing for a reason. We have a symbiotic relationship with mother earth.

If you want tangible proof; be aware of your inner body while touching a tree.

You will feel a calming, loving energy come through. All things on this blue planet of ours are imbued with energy. Go for a stroll in the park, sit below a tree, or have a picnic.


Pay cash for everything

Pay cash for everything. Why pay cash, you ask? Well, think about paying cash. There’s something psychological about giving up the greenbacks when making purchases. The sting is likely more evident than using a credit of debit card.


Book Friday: Road Trip USA

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways, takes the pain out of the road trip, be it across the continent or a Sunday jaunt. With directions to pit stops, scenic routes, bizarre museums, and the best apple pie stands, all you have to do is drive.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Record keeping when going through a divorce

When going though a divorce become committed to recording facts, figures and events. If you call to speak to your kids – log it.

Record the date, the time, the duration and the basic theme of the conversation. Record any thoughts and observations that you had after the call.