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  • 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 »

  • The Five Guys Burger Empire: How They Did It

    Along with his sons, Jerry Murrell of Five Guys Burgers and Fries built a 570-store chain that enjoys a cult following. Sell a really good, juicy burger on a fresh bun. Make perfect French fries. Don’t cut corners. That’s been the business plan since Jerry Murrell and his sons opened their first burger joint in 1986. When they began selling franchises in 2002, the family had just five stores in northern Virginia. Today, there are 570 stores across the U.S. and Canada, with 2009 sales of $483 million. Overseeing the opening of about four new restaurants a week, the Murrells are proof that flipping burgers doesn’t have to be a dead-end job. There was this little hamburger place where I grew up in northern Michigan. Almost everyone in our town, except the uppity uppities, ate the burgers. Even though the owner had a cat, which he’d pet while cooking. People called them fur burgers, but they still ate them because they were good. I studied economics at the University of Michigan. I had no money and needed a place to stay, so I ran a fraternity house’s kitchen. I got the cook a raise and let her do the ordering. more »

  • How Not to Lose a Date in the First Ten Minutes

    Dating women is not easy. Actually, dating in general is not easy. First dates are no exception. You don’t want to seem like a loser or a slob, but you also don’t want to come across like you’re trying too hard. Whether you met on OKCupid or she went to college with one of your buddies, first impressions can be tricky. You want to showcase yourself in the best possible light but make it seem like you have nothing to prove, all at the same time. If you mess up your first date, it will turn into your last date. Sometimes, that’s not such a bad thing. However, if you really want to put your best foot forward, here are three things I’ve learned in my experiences dating women:

  • 5 Money Issues to Discuss Before the Wedding Day

    Talking about money might not be as fun as discussing the songs your reception band will play or the tropical location in which you’ll be honeymooning, but it’s truly one of the most important pre-wedding talks you’ll have. You’re probably aware that finances are one of the issues married couples argue about the most. To make matters worse, these types of arguments have also been attributed as the leading cause of divorce in the United States. Like any issue in a relationship, the best course of action is to have an early discussion to get ahead of any potential problems before they arise. To help you get started, here are five money-related conversations to have with your future spouse before the big day:

  • 7 First Date Compliments That Won’t Make You Seem Like A Shallow Asshole

    You’ve finally summoned up the courage to address that beautiful women you’ve been admiring every morning on your commute as she sits across from you, sipping coffee and reading AM New York. She’s agreed to meet you for drinks after work, so now you all you have to do is not blow it by coming off like a shallow asshole. You can do this by making sure your first date compliments ring true, rather than simply coming off like lines to get her straight to the bedroom. Since we’re assuming that you truly do want to get to know this intriguing woman you’ve invited to the bar, here are some ways to avoid getting tongue-tied and blurting out ridiculous stock compliments that compare her eyeballs to whirlpools: 1. If you’re going for a physical compliment, make sure to focus on the face (but avoid the eyes). “Boy do you have great breasts” does not constitute the most respectful ice breaker. If you want to convince this woman that you care for nothing other than the potential to get laid, go ahead and extol the virtues of her behind or her legs. Otherwise, pick a facial feature that genuinely stands out more »

  • Hygiene Hacks for the Modern Man

    Women’s websites have endless articles, videos, and tutorials about hair and beauty techniques. Men’s websites… Not so much. That doesn’t mean that you roll out of bed looking perfect – you’ve just been given minimal guidance on cleanliness and appearance from the media directed at your demographic. There seems to be this prevailing stereotype that masculinity has to equal a degree of dirtiness disguised as being “Rugged.” You don’t have to be a metrosexual to be well put-together. Here are some easy tips to incorporate into your routine, whether you want to impress women, prove to your parents that you’re a real adult, or just step up your cleanliness game. Whatever it is, make it a good one.Whether you like to dress like a prep school snob or a hipster, make a choice and commit to it completely. Same goes for your hair (facial/body/on top of your head).You don’t have to actually put in an extreme amount of effort here: Just do the job until it’s done. You don’t have to be perfectly coiffed. Just do something with purpose. The ‘Messy’ or ‘Undone’ look is not actually messy or undone.Trust me when I say this: Women can tell if you more »

  • How To Buy a New Car When You Have Piss Poor Credit

    Let’s say you’ve made a few late payments on your bills. Perhaps you have a maxed-out credit card. Or maybe you bought more car than you actually needed and couldn’t keep up with the payments. Hey, it happens. But now it’s time to buy another car and you have serious doubts as to whether you’ll get approved for a loan.

  • Why She Hides Your Status Updates

    Social media is a weird world that we have all accepted as normal. We had to learn how to be polite at the dinner table or considerate on public transit, but technology changes so quickly that we were never taught how to behave properly online. I bet you know someone who is insufferable when they get behind a keyboard. You don’t want to be that person, especially if you want to impress someone. Here are the reasons why she would hide your status updates or even un-friend you. Don’t give her any reason to ignore you! Nobody cares about your games. Your Slots/Farmville/Candy Crush obsession should stay between you and your devices. You can alter the games’ settings so that they do not post your scores or invitations to your friends. I’m just trying to save you from yourself here. We get it. You work out. I don’t know any women who log into social media just clamoring to know where you worked out and whether it’s an ‘Arm Day’ or a ‘Leg Day.’ You’re taking care of yourself and keeping yourself accountable – Good for you! …But I don’t really care to know about it. Did you run a more »

  • 11 Things You Should Stop Doing to Your Girlfriend

    You know those times when your girlfriend gets mysteriously shady-eyed and stops talking to you as you wrack your brain to figure out what went wrong? You can avoid these dreaded moments by learning how you’re making her go mute (and no, it’s not always that she’s on her period).

 
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