• The Dating Rules of 2015: 5 Things You Need To Know Because The Game Has Changed

    Holy smokes! It’s 2015, I’m recently single and I’m in my 30s. This is going to get wild. Quick background on me: I’m Jimmy Penname and I’ve re-entered the dating pool about six months ago after chilling on the sidelines for a while with this chick I dated. Anyways, here’s something I learned really quickly. The game has changed!!! The following are your “2015 Dating Rules”:

  • Helpful “Work From Home” Life-Hacks to Keep You Focused

    If you’re in the better part of the northeast then you’re most likely working from home today. Whether you got hit with the worst of the winter storm Juno or not, it’s always better to take precaution, and by precaution we mean sitting in your sweats and eating the same Ben & Jerry’s you had for dinner last night, for breakfast. Now a true “snow day” should consist of zero work and all play, but if you consider yourself one of those workaholic types (or just someone who has a job) and absolutely need to get work done when your WFH time could be better spent binge watching Sherlock on Netflix, then we have some tips for you. We’ve contacted some friends and colleagues and asked them for their best daily productivity tips when working from home. Though showering and getting dressed might seem like nothing out of the ordinary, the dark side of your pillow has other plans for you. Plans that will stunt your focus and suck you in to the lazy-level-7: the binge. Here are some of the best tips for getting the most out of your work rate while staying home for the day.

  • 8 Ways To Sustain A Herculean Workweek

    When I was in college, I learned that I liked being busy rather than idle. Laziness, once a treat, felt wrong with the inference that I was paying for it (tuition’s not cheap). Through necessity, I put my time to more productive means, and in doing so, I realized I felt much better about myself over all. As mentioned in my article on workaholics, being a productive person actual makes you a better person. But working 60+ hours a week is not easy. So how does one sustain it? Here are a few techniques:

  • 8 “Compliments” You Should Never Give a Girl

    Saying her outfit looks “fine” may seem like a perfectly, well, fine thing to say to your girlfriend as she exits the bedroom, ready for that evening’s cocktail party. Little do you know, you’ve just caused her to embark on twelve, more outfit changes. What other “compliments” that you shower the women in your life with actually end up backfiring, making you look like a tool and her look like a total mess?

  • 14 Brilliant DIY Pumpkin Hacks Everyone Should Know

    Halloween is right around the corner which means you are the lady friend will probably be headed to the patch in search of that award winning pumpkin. If you thought Pumpkin Kegs were the only cool thing you could do this fall think again. Here are a few carving tricks that will save you time and give you the coolest Jack-o-Lantern on the block.

  • The Difference Between Corporate And Startup Politics (and How To Survive)

    When most people talk about ‘office politics,’ they’re usually talking about larger, faceless organizations. The hierarchies present in such companies often do require more hoop jumping and bureaucratic manipulation to get things done. That, in fact, was one of the prime reasons that I joined a startup. Still, I wondered what the difference was between startup office politics to those at a corporation. So I asked a ton of startup founders and employees their thoughts. The opinions I received were diverse; some reflected my experience working at a startup and some did not. Though it’s important to note that every situation is unique. The politics at one corporation are not the same as at another corporation, simply because they are corporations. Similarly, different startups will have different cultures and different ways of interacting. So in laying this out, I’ll try to keep the diversity of opinion apparent, and let you decide for yourself what you agree with. The Deliberate Disintegration of ‘Office Politics’ History often seems like a pattern of generational pivots, reacting against the previous generation’s culture. Similarly, to understand politics at startups, it’s important to understand politics at a corporation. Why? Because startups often position themselves as the small, fast, and fluid more »

  • 42 Essential Tips For Boxing Up Your Stuff And Moving That Every Man Needs To Know

    Moving is one of life’s necessary evils. Nothing is worse than having to buy super exensive moving boxes from the UPS store then having to load them all into a $75 per hour rented box truck. But we’ve all done it. We used Bin-In to move to RSVLTS HQ a few months ago and it was incredible but if you’re more into a DIY moving experience Esquire put together a guide of conquering moving day to make it more of an exciting, happy experience and less of a day where you sweat through your t-shirt and want to pull your hair out.

  • RSVLTS Cuts Part Deux: Good Times, Fresh Cuts and Good Times [Photos]

    On September 18th RSVLTS HQ was once again transformed into a barber shop speakeasy and our good friends stopped by to get a fresh cut from our resident barber Jesse Logerfo (@jlogerf0). Few drinks, few laughs, few wings. All followed up with an epic game of civil war against our now rivals at Elvis Duran and the Morning show. Here is how it all went down.

  • How Dwight Eisenhower Can Save Your Life (and Other Ass-Kicking Time Management Tips)

    I walk a thin line in trying to give advice about time management. Most people think of time management as: stop doing fun things and work all the time. That is not what I propose. I think time management is important so you can get out of the library (or office), stop pulling your hair out, and enjoy a beer with your friends before your four years pass you by. So, what qualifies me to write an article about time management? During my senior year, I managed to balance 3 jobs, a freelance business, and being a full time student with an honor roll GPA (all said, totaling 70+ hours/week), and I still found time to write this article. While I’m not superhuman, I think I’ve mastered the ability to spend my time the way I want to spend it. And I don’t want to single out college students. The ideas I am proposing can be applied just as easily to those already in their careers.

  • 7 Things You Never Knew Women In Their 20’s Are Looking For

    Have you ever been truly shocked at learning a twenty-first century woman’s desires? From indignation at chivalry to various text messaging techniques, women these days have a firm grasp on what they want and expect from men–only sometimes, they’re still hesitant to show it. Hint: It may be a lot different from the values taught by your parents (who dated in the, what, 70s?).

  • Visual Guide To How A Shirt Should Fit

    Unless you are Ryan Gossling in Crazy, Stupid, Love. there is a good chance that you might not be wearing the perfect fitting shirt. From the collar all the way down to the length, here is an illustrated guide to getting it right.

  • 5 Surefire Ways To Get Right-Swiped More Often on Tinder

    In this day and age, it is so easy to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about somebody through the use of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. While these sites are used primarily to share information ranging from an engagement announcement to taking a survey of whether you should use soy or 2% milk with your Wheaties, their main use is for keeping up with friends old and new. And when these websites feed into the changing times, it is safe to say that the days of meeting your soul mate in a malt shop are long gone.

  • How to Hold Your Own in a Female Dominated Conversation

    Find that you’re getting the stink eye every time you try your best to chime in when all your female friends get to talking? So you know nothing about tampons, everything that guys do wrong in relationships, and what it’s like to pee sitting down. This doesn’t mean you have to sit completely mute while trying your best to blend in with the wall as your lady friends discuss these and several other exclusively female dilemmas. If you’re feeling lost in the land of women, try putting these tips to use and see if you don’t start getting invited to “girls’ night” more often. These five, simple steps will have you on your way to “speaking woman” in no (well, a little bit of) time.

  • Why All Guys Should Aspire To Be Like Mike…Trout.

    Caroline Jastremski reflects on why Mike Trout has all the qualities that make women swoon and how you can be like Mike. You’re never going to match Mike Trout’s athletic ability. Sorry if that sounds pretty blunt, but it really is just one of those things 99% of the population has to accept. His power, defense, speed? I mean he really is the whole package. This here spiel, however, will not glorify Mike’s talents on the baseball diamond (even though I most certainly could if I wanted to #IKnowBaseball). Instead I would like to take a little time to reflect on why Mr. Trout is a great catch and why guys everywhere should follow his lead. And yes, I did have to use that pun at least once.

  • 4 Father’s Day Gifts For The Son Who Always Waits Until The Last Minutes

    With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of you may be scratching your heads trying to figure out the perfect gift for Dad. It’s a little more difficult than Mother’s Day because 1). Dads generally don’t love flowers and 2). Dads aren’t especially receptive to any piece of crap you make and put your face on (i.e. a phone case with your graduation photo). Here are some ideas that you can buy at the last minute that will make Dad very happy on his special day.

  • 6 Tips for Dealing With Toxic Friends

    “Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.” -Tim Ferriss Iron Sharpens Iron, they say, and some of the most famous and successful humans in history have formed masterminds as a way to build up one another and to improve themselves. Napoleon Hill, in Think and Grow Rich, popularized the term “mastermind” and explained it as being a new level of consciousness that could only be obtained by combining the brain power of several great men. The corollary to this, however, is that if Iron Sharpens Iron, then a rock would do nothing except dull the blade. That means you shouldn’t hang out with shitty people. As Jim Rohn said, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So what happens if one of your five is a negative influence? You might very well want to drop them like, well, a rock.

  • 10 Really Convincing Reasons Why Every Guy Needs A Platonic Female Friend

    My best friend is a guy. No, we’re not sleeping together and no, neither of us is gay. Most of our other friends suspect that we are secretly hooking up but the truth is that our friendship is totally platonic. In fact, he’s such a good friend that I wouldn’t ever consider dating him for fear of losing him (because I know a relationship between us would never work but what we already have is awesome). I think that every heterosexual guy could benefit from having at least one close platonic female friend. And here are 10 reasons why…

  • 3 Things You Do On Instagram That Are Salting Your Game

    Just the other day my Mom decided it was time for her monthly “You better watch what you put on that Myface if you wanna get a job” rant. While Kiki may not have a clue when it comes to social media (I mean combining Myspace and Facebook? #Parents) she did have a point. What we post on the Internet really does matter. When it comes to the opposite sex, there is no greater tool than social media for deciphering exactly what you’re dealing with. This being said, I feel it is my duty to share with you gentlemen the things that make us ladies cringe while we’re creeping your Instagram. 1. WE CAN SEE THAT. I’m not sure if you realize this or not, but we can see exactly what you like on Instagram – see the example to the right. That means when we notice on our newsfeed that you just liked 50 porn stars pictures we’re kind of turned off. And by kind of I mean REALLY turned off. Obviously men will never stop looking at that type of stuff, we get it. We look at Zac Efron shirtless often so it’s a clean sweep. When it more »

  • How To Talk To A Hot Girl: RSVLTS Interviews Melissa McCarty

    Originally an award-winning broadcast journalist for KCBS in Los Angeles, Melissa McCarty has had roles in television shows Revenge, Chuck, Lie to Me, Big Love, and The Middlemen. McCarty currently hosts the show Newsbreaker on Larry King’s Ora TV. Recently, we spoke to Melissa about her career and the intricacies of approaching a hot babe.

  • 17 Things Wealthy People Do Differently Than Average People

    Do you dream of amassing great wealth one day? Of freeing yourself from money-related stress? Me too! But here’s the thing: millions of people around the world dream of making lots of money… but very few achieve it. Why is that? Is it because of a lack of intelligence? No. Is it because of bad luck? No. Is it because of their mindset? Yes. Last week, I read  T. Harv Eker’s book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, in which he highlights 17 things rich people do differently. Today, I want to share them with you so you can become aware of the things you’re currently lacking. That way, you can start developing the mindset that will lead you to exceptional wealth.

  • The Do’s and Don’ts for Catching Her Eye At The Gym

    Okay. Before I unleash the simple Do’s and Don’ts list that guys can follow to get a girl’s attention at the gym, I just want to clear the air. I know what you’re thinking. WHAT? Girls WANT to meet guys at the gym? Don’t they hate getting hit on there? Isn’t it creepy? Can they get my membership revoked? These are all fair questions and you have every right to raise them, but the truth is when girls complain about being hit on by guys at the gym it’s because the guys are either A. Old and creepy or B. Trying too hard. So this one goes out to all you young non-creepy guys with that do less attitude us girls can’t help but love. Here’s how you can land the yoga pants (or soccer shorts) wearing girl of your dreams.

  • 8 Easy Steps To Becoming An Interesting Man

    If you think you’re already interesting enough, you’re wrong. And it’s a slippery slope from here, my friend. Everyone has been at a bar, dinner table or client meeting and met Mr. Interesting. The person that has something intelligent to say on every topic, interesting stories about places he’s explored, ridiculous things he’s done or people he’s met; and the whole thing seems so infuriatingly effortless. You sit racking your brain trying to figure out how a person can be this captivating, and subsequently become the weird quite guy who doesn’t say anything. But, it’s probably for the best – is anything you say really going to match up to this guy? Here’s the secret; he finds it so effortless to be interesting, because it is. He’s interesting as a result of the lifestyle he leads. A lifestyle that anyone can lead. Here’s how:  1. GET OVER YOURSELF The first and most important rule of being interesting is: do not find yourself interesting. If you find yourself interesting, you’re probably the only person that does. And maybe your Mother, out of sympathy. People that find themselves interesting, talk too much. They ramble on and on long after the rest of the more »

  • 53 Cringe-Worthy Texts My Female Friends Have Actually Received From Guys Trying To Date (Or At Least Sleep With) Them

    You’re just getting to know a girl and you figure it’s going pretty well. With hardly any awkward pauses during your first date conversation and a barely fumbling goodnight kiss, you possibly have a shot at seeing this new, cool person again. Then, you send the fateful text that leads to, well, nothing. What could one, short message say to flip the switch from on to off in under twenty seconds? Here are some cringe-worthy texts my female friends have actually received from guys trying to date (or at least sleep with) them. Sending any one of these to a girl will definitely end up with you being alone on a Saturday night.

  • How To Deal With Your Back Hair Problem Because It Is Not A Victimless Crime

    It’s easy for you to be oblivious to your back hair because you can’t see it, as you’re standing there poolside, libation in hand, shirtless. But we can, sir. We all can. And once we see it, it’s all we can focus on. Don’t get us wrong, your Tom Selleck-esque chest hair is fine. When women say they want to run their fingers through your hair, though, they don’t mean back hair, like this guy at 1:15 in the Norm MacDonald classic, “Dirty Work”. But, we’re here to help, not point and laugh every time your back is turned. Here are three of the most popular options for removing this silent killer of random summertime hook-ups.

  • 5 New York City Dates That Will Impress Her (Without Breaking Your Wallet!)

    A surefire way to plan a great but reasonably-priced date is to create an experience. This way, the time you spend together will be filled up by an activity or entertainment that lasts for a while and keeps you from buying more cocktails or scrambling for options. The fact that you’re putting in the effort to really plan a date (as opposed to “Oh, let’s just meet at my neighborhood bar”) will be impressive in and of itself. Not to mention, you will have fun if your date feels more like an outing and less like a job interview.

  • 10 Important Life Lessons From Navy SEAL Training

    Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, and badass Navy SEAL was invited back to his alma mater University of Texas to give the commencement address to this year’s graduating class. The address is chocked full of sage life advice people of all ages can appreciate so either toss on a pair of headphones and the video below or read the full commencement address.

  • Household Hacks for the Modern Man

    There’s this misconception that straight dudes shouldn’t care about creating a comfortable, functional, and generally nice living space for themselves. Our culture stereotypes interior decorators as flamboyantly gay men and markets household fixtures and cleaning products to women. But that doesn’t let your average straight-dude-self off the hook. Maintaining your place can feel like a never-ending chore, but if you create productive habits, they will pay off. You don’t need to hire a cleaning person or bookmark Martha Stewart’s websites to keep your home looking on-point. Just as I mentioned about hygiene and appearance, you don’t need to uproot everything you’ve ever known about housekeeping to make an impact. Just pay attention to the right details. Trust me, this will come in handy if you want to bring someone home, if you know what I mean. Use your five senses to straighten up your space: Sight: Tidy up the clutter. If things are strewn across the floor or taking up unnecessary space on your counters, put them in a sensible place. FYI: Shoving crap under the bed or into your closet is not sensible, and it won’t help you later when you’re in a hurry and need your stuff. Do the more »

  • 6 Important Life Lessons That David Foster Wallace Missed In His Iconic “This Is Water” Commencement Speech

    In 2005, David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech that has recently become internet famous on YouTube. So goes the story: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “morning boys, how’s the water?” and the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “what the hell is water?” I had seen the video before, but I’d forgotten about it until a professor of mine showed it in class a few weeks ago. I don’t think he even planned on it, but I’m sure glad he played it. A few days ago, a friend and I, both of whom are graduating this year, took a walk up to picnic point, this beautiful wooded path that eventually leads out to a drop-off point formed of rocks where you can overlook the city of Madison and the surrounding suburbs. It was an awesome 75 degree day, and it was sunny. We tromped around the woods like little kids, exploring little coves and sand bars, treating the hike like a journey. We more »