Memorial Day Grilling Recipe: All Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub 

Memorial Day Grilling Recipe: All Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub 

This Memorial Day Weekend take your grilling game to the next level with this manly recipe for a steak rub and marinade. 

Have no fear, this marinade and rub is easy and works on all cuts of steak. 

Grilled Steak Marinade:

Ingredients—

3 minced shallots

1 tablespoon soy sauce 

2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil 

2 teaspoons of freshly-chopped basil 

1 tablespoon of hot sauce 

Mix all ingredients together until well blended and pour over meat. Seal in container and place in fridge. For the best flavor allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. 

Dry Steak Rub:

Ingredients—

1-2 tablespoons of black peppercorn 

1 teaspoon of cloves 

2 tablespoons sesame seeds 

1 teaspoon of cinnamon 

Mix ingredients together until completely blended. Rub on the outside of your steak making sure to cover all sides of meat. 

Follow your grill’s instructions until thoroughly cooked and pair with grilled vegetables of your choice. Bragging is optional! 

Wallethub’s Fattest Cities in America 2018

Wallethub’s Fattest Cities in America 2018

Each year, the online consumer financial company Wallethub weighs in on the state of health in the U.S. Depending on whether you view this list as fat shaming or a shout-out to chubby chasers, it’s still noteworthy to assess the overall health of our nation’s cities. 

But don’t let this list bring you down, around 40% of the United States is considered overweight or obese. 

So, without further ado, here is the list of the fattest cities in America:

1. Little Rock-North Little Rock, Arkansas 

2. Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana 

3. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas 

4. Memphis, Tennesse, Mississippi, Arkansas 

5. Mobile, Alabama 

6. Knoxville, Tennessee 

7. Jackson, Mississippi 

8. Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama 

9. Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

10. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 

11. Columbia, South Carolina 

12. Chattanooga, Tennessee/Georgia 

13. Lafayette, Louisiana 

14. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, South Carolina 

15. Lousivlle/Jefferson County, Kentucky/Indiana 

16. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Frankloin, Tennesse 

17. Canton-Massillon, Ohio 

18. Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

19. Tulsa, Oklahoma 

20. Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina 

To see the rest of the list visit WalletHub.com

5 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Aren’t Lame and Under $30 

5 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Aren’t Lame and Under $30 

There is nothing wrong with getting mom flowers but it’s always nice to surprise her with something that it not the equivalent of getting dad a tie for father’s day. 

Here is a list of last-minute gifts that you can order for mom on Amazon Prime but don’t wait too long.

EccoVessel Port Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Wine Glass: Toast mom with this triple insulated tumbler perfect to keeping mom’s cocktails or vino cold and her coffee piping hot. Drinking lid is removable and is BPA free and is the perfect sippy cup for adults. And look ma! no condensation thanks to the double wall design. $17.95

Homesick Scented Candles: Take mom on vacation without ever having to leave home. These hand-poured, natural soy wax candles perfectly capture all the scents of major cities and countries across the globe. Let these scents transport her to Brasil, New York City, France, Seattle, Chicago, Canada, Dallas, Denver and more! Candles burn anywhere from 60-80 hours. $29.95

Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser:   If Calgon can’t do the trick (and you wouldn’t want to know if it did) this essential oil diffuser brings the power of aromatherapy and the wood-grain model makes it a stylish addition to any room. Also has a built-in Whisper Quiet ultrasonic coolmist to relieve allergies and dry sinuses. Mom can add her own mixture of essential oils including lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, clementine, peppermint, jasmine, lime or a variety of florals. $29.65

Movie Quotes for All Occasions Paperback Book:  is mom a movie lover and a book worm? This is the gift that keeps on giving and mom will never have to wonder where to insert her favorite movie lines at the right time in conversation. $12.78

Kate Spade New York Women’s Luggage Tag ID Clip: Mom can travel in style and always know which bag is hers at the airport. The multi-color glitter gold clip with the Kate Space iconic logo charm means mom can be fashionable anywhere she goes. $24.00

 

9 of the Most Fascinating Facts About the Penis 

9 of the Most Fascinating Facts About the Penis 

There are many myths, names and legends surrounding male genitalia. Statues have been erected for thousands of years celebrating well, erections. We’ve dug up the most interesting facts about the penis to impress your partner, friends and just on a need-to-know basis. 

Here are 9 of the most fascinating facts about penises:

1. Slang terms for the penis are nothing new. Since the beginning of time men and women alike have come up with some clever names for male genitalia. In 1732 is was sometimes called, Arbor Vitae which is an evergreen tree and in the 1600s Bald-Pate Friar was a common slang term. In case you were wondering, a bald-pate friar is in reference to the haircut of friars—bald on top with hair on the sides. There is no shortage of terms for the penis in the Hebrew language including our favorite, shofka meaning spout—OY! 

2. Currently,  UrbanDictionary.com lists a whopping 169 slang terms for the penis. The top entries and most common terms include: bald-headed yogurt slinger, one-eye trouser snake, schlong, ding-a-ling, boner, mr. happy, shaft, knob, helmet, baby maker, johnson, pecker and of course, dick. 

3. No matter what you call it, the origin of the word penis is Latin and means tail. In fact, phallus is used to describe the shape of the penis rather than the technical word. 

4. Not to burst your bubble, but extra-large condoms are only used or at least needed by 6% of the ENTIRE world’s population, according to condom makers.

5. You can visit a museum dedicated to the penis if you happen to be in Iceland. Icelandic Phallological Museum is open from 10 to 6pm and is located in the city of Reykjavik. It’s the only museum of its kind and features 215 penises from animals but on land and sea. 

5. Believe it or not, ejaculation is a signal sent from a man’s spinal cord and not his brain or any other organ for that matter. Let that sink in for a minute. 

6. Your penis skin contains over 42 kinds of bacteria. This could explain the reasoning behind being “unclean” or uncircumcised. In fact, circumcised men are at less risk for contracting HIV. 

7. There is an actual mental condition where a man believes his penis is disappearing. The mass hysteria is called, Koro also known as penis panic. 

8. Over 600 men end up in the emergency room due to sex toy injuries to the penis the anus or both. Let this be a lesson to you: follow the directions and take it easy on your penis.

9. Sex is actually good for your health and can add years to your life. In fact, men that reportedly have sex on a regular basis have a lower risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease and could live further into their golden years. 

 

Let’s Talk About Texts: Bad Grammar is a Big Sexual Turn Off 

Let’s Talk About Texts: Bad Grammar is a Big Sexual Turn O

Forgot the typical turn offs on a date such as a hunk of spinach hanging from your teeth, stinky breath or being a bad kisser. 

Turns out, using bad grammar even in a text message or social media post matters more than how bad in bed you are, according to a recent survey released by the Plenty of Fish.

The popular dating website asked over 2,000 singles what would make them swipe left and nearly 60 percent cited crappy grammar and common spelling mistakes. 

The survey’s findings are also in-line with a 2015 survey result released in 2015 by match.com. 

Other startling takeaways from the survey pointed to a lack of reply to a text that had been read as a deal breaker over the three-day rule which is no longer a rule in the dating world. 

If you are single and responding to a text use the winky face emoji, kissing face or heart eyes and skip using the least favorite emoji—the eggplant.

In addition to good grammar and the right emoji, do not advertise your political views in your dating profile. Close to 60% of singles surveyed claimed they wouldn’t even consider dating someone who’s political views differ from their own. 

No matter which way you lean politically, (and don’t kill the messenger) this is especially a turn off if you support or voted for Donald Trump, according to the survey results. 

Basically, if you want to hook-up more, skip the obnoxious bathroom mirror selfies, political talk, brush up on your grammar skills AND no eggplant emojis.

Nice Rack: The Easiest Way to Prepare and Cook a Rack of Lamb

How to Properly Cook Rack of Lamb

One of the most impressive meals you can make for a date or that group of people that enjoy and share food porn is a rack of lamb. 

If you’ve been intimidated by this dish, then we’ve got a recipe that will wow even the most discriminating foodies be it your girlfriend, date or those aforementioned food snobs. 

Easy Recipe for Rack of Lamb:

Ingredients—

1 rack of lamb (typically around 1-2 lbs)

Kosher salt

Fresh cracked pepper 

Fresh bunch of rosemary

Fresh bunch of thyme

Fresh chives 

Mayo 

Stoneground mustard 

Directions–

Pre-heat your oven to 475 degrees F.  On a large baking pan, line with parchment paper and place your rack of lamb on it. Add a dash of your salt and pepper to every surface of your lamb. In a small mixing bowl, mix about a table spoon of mayo, a tablespoon of your stoneground mustard. Freshly chop approximately 1-2 tablespoons of your herbs and mix well with your may/mustard mix. Keep in mind that rosemary is very strong so be careful how much you use. 

Using a spatula, spread your mixture all over your rack of lamb. You are looking for a even coat around the meat. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Then, drop the temp to around 400 degrees F and bake another 10-12 minutes. Immediately remove from oven and allow to rest for another 10 minutes. Cut and serve on a large platter and garnish with any leftover herbs to impress. 

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: Check Em’

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This week’s blog we are going to go balls deep about your testicular health because April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

Each year, approximately 8,000 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer which is a relatively low number when compared to other cancers. However, what most guys don’t know is that this form of cancer is most prevalent in guys that are young and between the ages of 15 to 35 years-old.

So, what are your risk factors and what the heck are you supposed to do? Well, for starters, keep an eye on the ball. No seriously. If you notice the following signs or symptoms get your ass  or testicles to a doctor asap. And also feel free to have your partner or girlfriend double check for you.

Warning signs:

  • Swelling in one or both testicles (even if it’s a very subtle change)
  • Heaviness in the scrotum area
  • A painless lump small or big in one or both testicles
  • Groin pain or an aching sensation in the the lower part of your abs or back
  • Unexplained fluid that showed up suddenly in your scrotum
  • Sudden and unexplained pain in your testicles

Risks vary but are higher for guys that were born with a testicle that failed to drop, an HIV infection(always use a rubber), a history of testicular cancer, or plain old genetics.

One last risk factor: most men that are white or Caucasian tend to be diagnosed the most with testicular cancer. 

Now, for the good news. By being aware of your risk, checking your testicles each month for lumps and adding a testicular exam as part of your annual well visit with your doctor means you can catch it early. The earlier you catch it the more curable it is.

Doing the Dishes and Grocery Shopping Leads to Sexual Satisfaction Suggests Study

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The number of heterosexual couples that go grocery shopping and do dishes together is on the rise since the 1990s and is leading to a more satisfying sex life, according to the Council on Contemporary Families or CCF.

Not to be confused with other menial housework tasks such as laundry or scrubbing toilets, there is something attached to doing the dishes, suggests the CCF study. Women that were elbow-deep in dishes every night or at least most of the time reportedly felt less connection and sexual satisfaction when compared to women that divided up the dishwashing with their spouses or partner.

Most men don’t care for doing the lion’s share of housework related to laundry and general cleaning any more than their female counterparts. However, they truly enjoy going to the grocery store and might even be considered a big turn on.

The biggest takeaway from the study is that not evenly splitting up or sharing household work and putting all the responsibility on just one person is not unfair but leads to resentment and a weaker relationship.

The study’s results also pointed to an uptick in today’s contemporary men and how they view their relationship and role.

Guys, the next time you are asked to wash a plate or pick out dinner ingredients remember that the payoff could be a better sex life. After all: happy wife,happy life.

For more ideas on how to take your sex life to the next level visit check out our blog on 6 vitamins to boost your sex drive and stamina.

5 of the Coolest Car and Truck Gadgets Every Guy Needs Now  

5 of the Coolest Car and Truck Gadgets Every Guy Needs Now 

When was the last time you had access to the coldest drinks while tailgating from your car or truck or have been able to display your favorite sports team lighted on your trailer hitch? Well, you can now.

This week, The Manscape Project is all about those kick-ass car gadgets every guy needs in his car, truck or SUV.

12V Portable Auto Refrigerator and Fridge Freezer

Save your battery power and your drinks from getting warm. This auto refrigerator has it all—the right amount of insulation so that your compressor uses less energy and offers battery protection. Lightweight and durable, it’s perfect for tailgating, off-roading and camping. Available on amazon.com and starts at $925.

Tail Titan Illuminated Hitch Covers

Whether you bleed blue or are a die-hard Noles’ fan these illuminated hitch covers have got all your favorite sports teams…well, covered as well. Choose from professionally licensed, NCAA, NFL, MLB or NBA logos. Assembly is easy and plugs into any standard hitch assembly—BOOM!  Available on tailtitan.com $149.99

Marvel Auto Coaster Set 

Keep your car clean protect it like a hero with this set of Marvel Auto Coaster set featuring Captain America, Hulk and Iron Man. Available on ThinkGeek.com $5.99

Scouts Mobile Mud Room 

Never worry about bring man’s best friend along with you and letting him get a little muddy on the trails. This full-on canine containment means that you can keep the dirtiest of dog(s) while keeping your car or truck clean. Unique protective features such as protective side flaps, waterproof coating and a non-scratch, soft underside. Clip and zip when you are done. Also works great for ski gear or even bringing home bags of mulch or dirt. Available on DuluthTrading.com  $69.99

Car Seat Headrest Coat Hanger from ShellKingdom 

Never worry about a wrinkled-up dress shirt or suit jacket. This handy car accessory easily attaches to the back of your headrest without slipping or sliding off the way that a normal coat hanger does. It also adapts to any style of size of clothing so you never have to worry about your clothing dropping on the floor. Available on amazon.com $16.99

 

Avoid These Foods that Screw With Your Sexual Drive and Performance 

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One of my favorite things to talk about in this blog is what boosts sexual performance and sex drive. But hey, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so today’s blog is going to cover what you should avoid putting in your body at all costs.

Here is a list of foods and technically, drinks that will screw up your sexual drive in the worst way. The first one is a no-brainer for any guy that has experienced liquor dick but the rest might surprise you.

Alcohol

Well, too much alcohol which for most guys means more than three drinks. If you plan on hooking up or having sex later in the evening, cut yourself off. Excessive alcohol can cause premature ejaculation and erectile difficulties also known as the inability to “keep it up.”

Soy

Let’s say you’re at an asian eatery and enjoying some sushi and decide to have some soy sauce with your meal. In moderation, sure. However, skip the edamame. Soy has high levels of estrogen in it which is not what you want in your body as a guy.

Mint

That’s right, those breath mints you are choking down that contain menthol are not doing you any favors. Menthol is known to cause a drop in testosterone which will do you no favors in the love-making department. Instead, opt for the flavors that don’t have mint—there are plenty.

Coffee

It might be tempting to drink coffee so that you will be more awake and able to do it all night long but in reality like having alcohol—excessive amounts could lead to nervousness and your ability to perform.

Diet drinks and sodas

Sure, you want to avoid sugar but you also want your soda. Most diet beverages contain the artificial sweetener, aspartame, which messes with serotonin levels which mess with your libido (hers too.)

Licorice

If your normal go-to at the movies for candy is licorice sub it out for a mint-free confection. Licorice contains glycyrrhizin (try saying that one time) which naturally occurs in the fun snack but also naturally inhibits a guy’s libido.

Cornflakes 

It’s a bland-ass cereal that leads to bland-ass sex which is the theory behind the man who invented it in the first place. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg decided that spicy foods would be no bueno for men since it inflamed their sexual desires, so he decided to make this awful-tasting cereal. We now know that sex is actually good for your health, so move onto something with taste and fuego.

Now that you know that you shouldn’t eat, here is what you should eat to boost your sexual stamina and drive. You’re welcome.