Raising A Child With Special Needs

I have been putting off this article, quite honestly, since the creation of AKC.  This isn’t something I speak about often in regular life, much less on the internet, not because I am ashamed or embarrassed, but because I’ve struggled with what to say – with how to broach this topic and do it justice.  So, with that in mind, I’m just going to simply speak about my own personal experience and offer some advice.

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Don’t Skip Cardio Day

Weightlifting and Bodybuilding are pushed on many sites, including this one.  Every guy should be doing some sort of physical exercise where you are moving weights.  One aspect of fitness that is often pushed to the back burner is the cardio game.   WB Fitness has us doing 60 minutes daily now, and I have gone from someone who loathed the sight of a treadmill to someone who actually looks forward to it.  Today I’ll list the benefits of doing cardio, but I’ll really focus on how I went from a guy who just lifted weights, to one who does 60+ minutes of cardio after a tough lifting session.

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Your Circle of Friends

We’ve all heard the saying that you’re the average of your five closest friends, but how many have truly sat down and thought of the ramifications of such a statement?  Which of you have really taken a close look at the men you hang out with and came to some uncomfortable conclusions?  I can tell you I have and it can be tough, especially if those friends are friends you grew up with. Continue reading “Your Circle of Friends”

When The Torch Passes

Each family has one man who seems to be the center figure of the group.  Not just the father in the nuclear family, but a guy who is the figurehead of the extended family as well.  At some point you may find yourself in that role, as I believe I have.  Today I’ll explain what this role means, and how to be dependable without being taken advantage of.

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Personal Finances – Phase 5: Sticking to Your Budget

In my last article, we discussed the steps and things to consider when creating a balanced budget. I challenged you to create a budget, it you haven’t already done so. In this article, we will discuss how to overcome difficulties which will inevitably come so that you can follow through on the commitments you made when you created your budget.

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Build It then Kill It: My Approach to Fake It Til You Make it

You guys get a WotW break today.  One facet you read about on an number of manosphere sites is how to build confidence.  Guys young and old want to be more confident in life.   The conventional method these sites preach is to “fake it til you make it.”   I have always had an issue with this way of thinking as I believe it is flawed.  Today I’ll go over why I think “faking” your way to success is bullshit, and how you can truly build your confidence with examples I’ve used in my own life.

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Open Thread: Depression in Men and the Need to Conquer

We’ve seen depression in men rise during the past few decades and the “experts” can’t seem to understand why.  The fact of the matter is many writers in the manosphere understand why.  It’s just that the answers are typically too politically incorrect for the mainstream experts to espouse so they hem and haw around the subject, blaming it on women taking men’s jobs in the workforce or some other trivial matter. Continue reading “Open Thread: Depression in Men and the Need to Conquer”

Bible Benefits: An Agnostic’s Review of Bibical Teachings

I am not a Christian.  I don’t go to church and I probably never will.  I’m not a full blown neck beard atheist and I guess if I had to lable myself it would be an agnostic.  All that said, recently I’ve found myself having a more open mind on religion.  There are valuable lessons to be learned and traditional ways of thinking  cannot be ignored.  Today I’ll insights I’ve found in the good book and how I feel they apply.  This is truly an outsiders point of view, but I respect everyone’s religious views.  I intend on this to be a loose series and review of the Bible.  I’ll write about my insights as I read on.

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The Best Damn Liver Recipe Out There

I recently saw a recipe online for a liver recipe that I knew I just had to try.  It was simple, had a wide variety of flavors that still worked well together, is incredibly healthy, and -most importantly- damn delicious!

Many people turn their noses up at liver as something alien and disgusting to eat, but they are doing themselves a great disservice.  Liver, when prepared properly, is fantastic and boasts an astounding nutrient profile. In fact, liver is so potent that it is advised to only eat 1 or 2 small servings per week or else risk overdosing on certain vitamins and minerals.   Continue reading “The Best Damn Liver Recipe Out There”

Finding Time in the AM

My life is pretty busy.  Having a full time job as a Systems Administrator, 3 kids, a wife, house being built, after school activities, homework, and studying for my certification exams is a lot on one plate.  That said, you need time to be by yourself and do things you want to do.  For me this is going to the gym in the early morning.  I have always been an early riser, but for anyone who can, I’d recommend getting up earlier in the morning if possible.  Today I’ll go over the benefits I’ve found from getting up early in the mornings.

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