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How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 3: What You Need to Know

Now that you have your space and everything you need, it comes down to actually running the game.
The first two articles in the series talked about the kind of space you need to host a game, and the things you need to do it well. I can’t stress it enough: playing poker without a good table, quality cards, and real chips isn’t fun or functional. While it’s a bit of an investment to get all of this gear up front, it’s crucial to the success of your game.

The only thing more crucial, is actually knowing how to run a game of poker. The first decision you have to make is what kind of format you are playing. Continue reading “How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 3: What You Need to Know” »

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How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 2: What You Need

Hosting a poker game requires you to own a bunch of supplies, some more important than the others.

In part one of this series we looked at the space you need, now we’re going to look at what you need to fill that space.

If you went through to buy everything on this list at once, your homegame is going to get very expensive in a hurry. Ideally you can spread the cost out among your friends, but regardless of how you do it there are some things you absolutely need if you want to run a homegame. Continue reading “How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 2: What You Need” »

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How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 1: The Setting

There’s much more to spreading a poker game than getting together some friends and a deck of cards, here’s the first in a three-part guide for everything you need to know.

This guide is divided into three articles: the setting, what you need, and what you need to know. All three of these elements are crucial to hosting a strong poker game. You don’t need to be perfect on all of them, but if you miss the mark on too many items the game is going to run into issues.

The success of your homegame greatly depends on the setting. You don’t need to be renting a floor at the Ritz, but you do need to have your bases covered. Continue reading “How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 1: The Setting” »


How to Stop being “Too Nice” and Start Getting the Girl

Everyone knows nice guys finish last, but how can you start winning the girl without have to become something you’re not?

One of the biggest struggles I had when I was younger, and a common issue other men approach me with, is losing your bid to win the girl for being “too nice”. Instead of throwing your hands in the air and complaining how girls only like assholes, it’s time to start solving the problem, and giving the girls a reason to choose you instead.

The solution isn’t becoming something you’re not, being a nice guy is a great thing to be. The truth is that being nice was never your problem. Continue reading “How to Stop being “Too Nice” and Start Getting the Girl” »


Should You Circumcise your Kid, Or is it a Mistake?

Just about everyone on the planet has an opinion about circumcision, but very few of them are approaching the topic objectively. I believe I am the correct man to do just that.

I, Sean Lind, spent the first 30 years of my life uncircumcised. Due to a medical condition known as Phimosis, I underwent adult circumcision earlier this year. As a result I’m in a position to evaluate the topic objectively, from both sides of the fence.

One of the biggest threats to objectivity is the strong desire to be on the winning side. No matter what the topic, iOS VS. Android, Playstation VS. Xbox, or cut VS. uncut, the vast majority of people are inclined to side with the product they own.

Continue reading “Should You Circumcise your Kid, Or is it a Mistake?” »

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For the Hopeless: How to Start Having Success with Women

There is a lot of advice out there for men, but for one group of men who have never really had any success with women, none of that advice seems to be of much use.

So it’s for you, men, I dedicate this to the zeros.

Going from zero to hero has been everyone’s favorite story since the start of stories, and they all start out the same way. Our hero is a man who feels utterly defeated. Whatever hope he may still have for himself left walled off, knowing thinking like that only leads to misery. He can tell you every reason why he can’t, or won’t, and in a state like this it’s no wonder advice like “just be confident” or “just be yourself” doesn’t really do a damn bit of good.

Continue reading “For the Hopeless: How to Start Having Success with Women” »


Can an Open Relationship Actually Work?

Just about everyone has known of someone who has tried an open relationship, and chances are it didn’t work out so well for them. The question is, do they ever work?

Open relationships are a form of a polyamorous relationship, where either partner is free to have relationships, emotional; physical; or both, with other people outside of the relationship with their current partner. In simple terms: you can be in a relationship and still see other people. Continue reading “Can an Open Relationship Actually Work?” »


Life is Hard: Don’t try to take it on Alone

A man needs to have the courage to do what is hard, even talking about your pain. For decades we have been faced with the image of a man being the ‘strong silent type’, but what truly makes a man is his courage to do what needs to be done, and to speak up when he needs to be heard.

Last week a friend of mine committed suicide. He was a late-twenties, middle-class, man with a large network of friends and family, all of whom would have dropped whatever they had going on to lend him a hand. He was loved, respected, and is sorely missed. Continue reading “Life is Hard: Don’t try to take it on Alone” »


Everything You Need to Know about Moonshine

What is moonshine? I get asked this at just about every party I go to these days, because it’s what I have been putting in my flask.

So the good news is, if you don’t really know what moonshine is all about, you’re not alone, and for a good reason. Real moonshine ranges from the tolerable, to the terrible. When I say real moonshine, it’s because not all moonshine you will see for sale these days, would I consider worthy of being called ‘shine. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know about Moonshine” »


Fifty Shades of Grey: What it means for Dominant Men

Fifty Shades of Grey is out there in movie form, it’s about to be absorbed by millions, and absorbed once again by many millions more. But what does this mean to you?

There are countless articles around about 50 Shades, which is why I have refrained from writing about it. But this evening I was thinking about what the story means to us Dom men of the world, and that is something worth writing about.

Before I get into this, let’s go over everything you need to know about the book. Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Grey: What it means for Dominant Men” »

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