Dating

standard Truths About Human Attraction

The truths of human attraction. They’re not written down in any playbook we know about, though it seems like these would be pretty important things to know before heading into the dating jungle. You may have noticed a few of the following on the periphery of your recognition as you stumble through life, but Jake …

standard Revenge Porn: Not Funny, Cool, or (Surprisingly) Illegal

Posting pictures of ex-lovers, wives, and husbands online has been something of a “thing” for a while now. More than one website has made headlines by curating and posting nude photos. Thanks to difficulty in crafting legislation, revenge porn is not illegal, nor are we unequivocally claiming it should be. The lesson here is you …

standard The Worst Thing to Do On a First Date

We know the temptation is there, fellas. The girl you’ve been, yearning, pining, and hallucinating for finally came to her senses and agreed to go on a date with you. After all the mental buildup, you want to make that first outing a night for the ages. You know, make a BIG splash. The kind …

standard Sport Dating for the Modern Don Juan

Dating, that delicate dance for the continuation of our species, has changed greatly for Generation-Y, so much that it resembles a sport more than anything else. Long gone are the days of flowers at the front door, a milkshake at the corner diner, and a chaste peck on the cheek at the end of the …

Entertainment

standard All I Want for Christmas is Just One Viral Video

Is it swanky to be the progenitor of a viral video? In a word, yep. There is no better way in today’s world to get your brand out there in a big way in a short amount of time. the trouble with creating a viral video is that the process to success is nebulous. Like …

standard Luxury Travel – What’s Hot for the Rest of 2014?

Sophisticated luxury travelers want to have the experience ahead of the curve. If the Smiths’ and the Joneses have already been there flying coach class, no thanks. We’ll find something else. There are a few things that motivate the swanky to get up and globetrotting: get somewhere first; stretch your comfort zone; find a new …

standard The Ridiculous Edge of Infinity at Marina Bay Sands

Once in a great while you stumble across a man-made marvel so unique, so stupefying, so ridiculous that it immediately goes onto the bucket list. The Skypark Infinity Pool at the top of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore fits the bill. Take a gander at the view in the photo down there. Your eyes …

standard Profile of a Fake Internet Girl

Long before Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o found himself duped by an Internet girl who was actually a dude, scammers have been posting fake profiles on dating websites. While some may do it solely for the jollies, most have a very simple goal; get you to send them money.
The bad news is that sometimes they’re …

Lifestyle

standard Investing: Shootin’ for the Moon

In Jake Swank’s never-to-be-humble opinion, it’s not enough to set your goal on becoming a millionaire. He’d suggest at least ten million for starters. Inflation is a capricious mistress. The important things are to start early, work hard, and never look back. We’re starting to sound like Benjamin Franklin here.
Let’s get specific.
The Right Kind of …

standard Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits – The Short Version

One of Jake Swank’s favorite books of all time is Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. While we’ll be the first to admit that one could take a flamethrower to the self-help section of your local bookstore and not risk depriving the world of much substantial information, Covey’s tome is a cat of …

standard Don’t Be a Fashion Disaster

Ugh, sometimes it just seems like too much work to look like a clothes horse. You’ve got to take time from your busy day to hit the shopping district or your favorite outlet mall, agonize over styles and colors and wonder whether they actually match or was the sales girl too polite to mention that …

standard Glamping: The Glamorous Side of Camping

For those with a little extra coin to drop, camping ain’t what it used to be. Now we’ve got glamping, a combination of the words “glamourous” and “camping.” Maybe you’re fed up with an uncomfortable sleeping bag on the ground, a smoky campfire with half-raw, half-scorched trout, and emphysemic neighbors wheezing the next site over. …