Miyerkules, Disyembre 16, 2015

How Dads Should Prepare for Pregnancy

According to research studies, new moms have a better overall pregnancy experience when dads are actively involved. Being a pregnancy partner, you must be responsible enough to make your wife feel relieved and assured that you will be dependable from the start up until the end of the child care process. How do you do that? Read up.

Listen. Make your wife understand that you're there to listen. If you think that she's overreacting about the changes in her appearance or that she's worrying over nothing, just keep those thoughts to yourself. Listen to her and help her go through it.

 Lessen her chores. It's definitely exhausting for your wife to carry a human being in her tummy. Hence, she will find it difficult to accomplish tasks quickly.  Lessen her chores and do as much as you can. By lightening her load, she's most likely to enjoy every bit of her pregnancy.

Pack. Ask your Ob-gyne about the things you need to prepare. Pack them all in your hospital bag. It is best for both of you to be prepared all the time. Your baby might come out earlier than expected. Ask your wife what else she needs to bring with you. Do the packing while she does the talking. :)

Have an assistant. You might forget a lot of things no matter how prepared you are. Have someone assist you on the D-day. Let your assistant contact your relatives and carry all the things you need to bring. If possible, leave the driving to your assistant as well. This will allow you to give your full support to your wife.

Don't be ignorant. Read books and stay informed. Go to your OB-gyne together. Be proactive. Ask your OB-gyne the stages you're in and the things you must do to ensure everything is okay. This will keep you from getting startled when the D-day arrives.

Miyerkules, Disyembre 9, 2015

Top Qualities That Make a True Gentleman

When you get to have your own daughter, you will definitely dream of marrying her with a fine gentleman. But while you're still  young to have a daughter, strive to be the true gentleman perfect for every father's daughter. How? Read the following traits you must have.

Manly manners - You must never say anything inappropriate in any situation you're in. Be polite in the presence of other people. Observe traditional practices especially when you're around women and older people. Pull out a chair, hold doors open, etc.

Polite language - True gentlemen don't curse. They try their best to solve conflicts without engaging in heated arguments and without cursing. Never talk to your woman, parents or anyone else in a demeaning manner.

Says 'please' and 'thank you' - Showing a woman or a person your appreciation is very important. This can create a big impact on the person whose efforts or presence you're trying to appreciate. Use words like 'please' and 'thank you' in your daily interactions. Be kind to everyone specifically to those with low status in society.

Calm - It is normal and acceptable to be angry. However, a true gentleman handles annoyance or irritation in a calm way. Hence, he doesn't burst into anger. He knows how to handle his temper and frustrations. And he doesn't let both to affect his personality and reputation.

Morals - A true gentleman would never take advantage of a lady, of an elder or of the weak. He would never steal. He would never violate traffic rules. He knows what's bad and what's good. And he controls himself to be always doing what's right.

Open-minded - A true gentleman respects everybody's opinion and preferences. He doesn't force people to comply to his decisions or personal opinion even though he stands firm on his beliefs.

Causes women and other people to feel comfortable - Sarcasm ad green jokes are prevalent these days. A true gentleman never spews inappropriate jokes that will cause people around him to feel uncomfortable. Since a true gentleman has a pleasant nature, everybody - including other men - enjoy being around him.

Miyerkules, Disyembre 2, 2015

Simply Ways How Men Can Dress Better

Clothes don’t make the man but they help in building up your personality. Dressing better can boost your confidence; hence, you look better, feel happier and perform well at work. Here are some ways by which you can be at your best everyday.

Pick a “style icon”. This guy can be a celebrity or anyone whose style looks cool to you. What kind of  clothes and shoes does he wear? Take note of all these things.

Have a closet assessment. Go through all the clothes in your closet. Pick the clothes you no longer wear or the clothes which look shabby. If you find this hard to do, ask help from a trusted friend who can give you sound advice about fashion. Donate to charity all the clothes you're getting rid of.

List at least ten items around which you must build your wardrobe. Make sure that these items will suit not only your personal taste but also your life style. Doing this can be expensive and so consider going to thrift stores. You can get some great finds here just be patient in going through all the items.

Invest on your wardrobe. If your budget permits it, buy a good piece of clothing whenever you get paid. Invest on classic clothes which you can match with most of the clothes you already own. Invest on quality clothes which you can wear for a long time as well.

Miyerkules, Nobyembre 25, 2015

Few Thoughts on Teaching Your Kids about Good Grooming

It is important for kids to understand the significance of  being clean, looking nice, and having a neat appearance as they approach adolescence. Talk to them about smelling clean and looking his or her best. Use something that might inspire them to do so. This could be a photo their favorite movie, TV, or music idol.

To develop a daily grooming routine, observe the following:

Create a short checklist of the things they need to do to look clean and smell good. You can use a set of photos for this. Mount them in a place where all your kids can see them. Here's a sample checklist you can copy.
  • Use the toilet
  • Wash hands
  • Wash face with soap
  • Rinse with water
  • Dry with towel
  • Apply moisturizer
  • Apply underarm deodorant
  • Get dressed
  • Hair care
  • Breakfast
  • Brush/floss teeth
  • Rinse with mouthwash

Sample Evening Schedule:
  • Shave
  • Shower
  • Dry off
  • Put on pajamas
  • Apply moisturizer
  • Brush/floss teeth
  • Rinse with mouthwash

1) Whenever possible, give your child a choice of products, choice of textures, fragrances, etc.
2) Keep the supplies near one another in the bathroom cabinet, or consider using baskets or a bathroom caddy with pockets for supplies.
3) Number supplies in order of use.
4) When teaching your child about applying deodorant or fragrance, provide him or her with simple instructions that are easy to follow, such as two (or three) swipes of deodorant under the arm or holding out the perfume bottle at arm’s length and spraying one or two times.

Miyerkules, Oktubre 21, 2015

How to Look Handsome without Trying Too Hard

There's nothing wrong in wanting to look good. Looking good can provide many benefits more than you can imagine. And you need to look good whether you're single or married with kids. Here are some tips that can help you look good without surgery or trying hard.

Fix your eyebrows. Eyebrow plucking or shaping is not exclusive to the ladies. Men can do this as well. A neat pair of eyebrows will have big impact on your overall appearance. Simply remove the stray hair that are making your eyebrows look messy. Never get your eyebrows tattooed.

Don an interesting hairstyle. Go to a trusted salon and ask for the hair color and style that will suit your facial features. If you don't want a hair cut or hair dying , just change the way you part your hair. Try parting your hair at one side if you usually part it in the middle. This can give you a mature and sexy image.

Fix your posture. Posture can affect your overall appearance and it plays a big part in the way you walk and sit. Keeping your shoulders slightly back and your back will make you look confident. People will see and treat you differently if you look confident.

Strive to be healthy. While men can also use foundation to hide their skin imperfections, it is best to deal with them by attacking their internal causes. Leading a healthy diet will not only clear up your skin. It will also help you get into tip-top shape.

Strive to be organized. Your organization skills can be reflected in your appearance. If you're neat and organized with your clothes and hair, you will look fresh and handsome. If you're careless with your stuff, you're most likely to be lazy in grooming yourself.

Martes, Setyembre 29, 2015

Five Top Ways to Improve Your Appearance Instantly

Has it been years since your last date?  If yes, you might want to consider improving your appearance today. Appearance is not only about being in good shape and having a great personality, it also includes the way you present yourself in public. If you're able to carry yourself well in front of others, you can make every woman fall for you even though you’re not as handsome as many male celebrities in Hollywood. So, how do you do that? Read the following tips.

1) Manage hair loss. Baldness can strike any time because of your genetics, stress or other factors. It is better to keep the hair you have than to grow back what you’ve already lost. Try products that can stop further hair loss. Get a haircut that can disguise your bald patches.

2) Trim body hair. You can use clippers to trim your man-fur. Cut your hair short on your upper arms, stomach and sides. Leave your chest hair longer than the rest. This will create an image of a bigger chest and slimmer torso. Don't forget any hair growing out of your ears and nose either.

3) Correct your posture. Proper posture can make you look taller. It also creates the impression that you’re confident. Men with a handsome face can easily look sloppy and unattractive if they slouch and pull their chins down toward their chest.

4) Brighten and straighten your smile. Nothing beats a bright smile. You can look healthier and younger if your teeth look good. If you have any spare savings, invest in quality dental veneers. They will restore your smile and confidence in no time. Read this infographic from Beacon Cove Dental. It shows other procedures that can help straighten and whiten your teeth.

5) Dress well. Dressing well affects the way people – especially women – see you.  Accept your body type. Wear the kind of clothes that best suit you. Have your own personal style, so that you stand out from the crowd.

In short, it really doesn’t take too much effort to improve your appearance. The main points to consider are caring for your hair, having good posture, selecting suitable clothes and if possible, investing in some dental work.  The brightness of your smile has a big impact on your appearance. If you do these things, not only will you feel more confident, others, particularly women, will see you this way too.

Miyerkules, Setyembre 23, 2015

Learn the Different Polo Shirt Fabrics

Polo shirts are essential pieces in a man's wardrobe. They are comfortable and versatile to wear. They are also affordable.

These shirts are sold in different styles and fabrics. Generally, polo shirt fabrics are organic and/or man-made. Cotton is an example of organic fabric while synthetic fiber is an example of man-made fabric.

Cotton And Poly/Cotton – Polo shirts made of pure cotton are soft and comfortable to wear and easy to wash and iron. They are friendly to the wearer's skin during hot days. Even the most sensitive skin would not have problems with it as it absorbs body moisture well.

Polyester – Polyester shirts are resistant to spills and stains. They are also easy to maintain. In fact, they can be worn right away as soon as they get dried after washing. You need not iron them for they are wrinkle free as well.

Jersey – Jersey polo shirts allow your body to move with ease in any direction. This is because jersey is elastic and so your arms would not be limited from extending freely. The down side about these shirts is that they get worn out sooner than the other types. With just one look, you can differentiate jersey polo shirts among others because of the tiny lines the fabric holds.