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A friend sent us an article from Cup of Jo. This women’s lifestyle blog was founded around the same time as Art of Manliness, and is, like AoM one of the very few blogs that are still active from the blogging heyday. Cup of Jo has a loyal readership, with its motto “Come for the blog. Stay for the comments”. This dynamic was evident in the article in question. Joanna Goddard asked Cup of Jo readers to share their “random turns-ons” in the post. Readers responded by leaving over 400 comments about what makes men tick.

Reading the comments was very interesting and charming. This was an interesting inside look at what women find attractive. I think that most men are not aware of this. Some of the traits were expected like a smile, kindness and broad shoulders. As one reader said, “Masculine competency and capability” — such as knowing a bit about many things (such as how to change a tire, repair a sink, or cook) — were highly rated. The reader’s praised the masculine competence and capability. “Knowing a little about a lot of things (change a tire, fix. Some entries were surprising. For example, women found it sexy for men to use one arm to reverse a car (mentioned several times) and that the item most mentioned was. . . forearms. Guys, ladies love your forearms. The back-up of the car thing may make sense then, as a reader pointed out, since it requires both forearms and competence.

There’s something reassuring about the fact that many of these traits are attainable, and do not require you to win the genetic lottery. Skills and intelligence are easily developed. Many women find traits that men may consider undesirable, such as salt-and pepper hair or a large nose, attractive.

You’ll see below a collection of turn-ons and some of the comments they were accompanied by.

Easy confidenceGood with children (“a man that loves to play with children and can make them laugh”)Cooking Skills (“I love it when he throws the dish towel over his shoulders and shakes the cast-iron skillet”;”love it when they’ve got their mise enplace out!”) Flannel shirtGood dancerManual competency/skills (“My bf once pulled off a really amazing parallel parking job. I was smitten! I love it when he throws a dish towel over his shoulder and shakes around the cast-iron pan”; “love it when they have their mise en place out!”) Flannel shirtsGood dancerManual competence/skills (“My husband once picked a lock, and as soon as the lock clicked open, I was flannel shirts with a flush of lust.”) Parallel parking (“When we were still dating my bf pulled off ‘a really impressive parallel parking job”; Something about their casual confidence–‘I got this'”)Crinkles around the eyes when smilingNatural scent (“the smell of his neck when we hug”; “There is a scent, like a natural pheromone something, like he worked all day and didn’t shower and didn’t plan on seeing anyone today but here we are, it triggers an instinctual that catches me off guard.”)Sweaters Strong handsDeep voiceWearing Old SpiceGood postureChival Something about their casual confidence–‘I got this'”)Crinkles around the eyes when smilingNatural scent (“the smell of his neck when we hug”; “There’s a scent, like a natural pheromone something, like he’s been working all day and didn’t shower and didn’t plan on seeing anyone today but here we are, and I catch it as he moves and it triggers something instinctual that catches me off guard.”)Sweaters Strong handsDeep voiceWearing Old SpiceGood postureChivalry/courtesy (“hold the door for you, if it is dark/unfamiliar/possibly unsafe…make sure you see the step, walk you to your car or destination”; “I was recently on a work trip with a lot of people, but I really hit it off (in a friendly way, not a romantic way) with one of my colleagues, so we walked between meetings a lot together talking. On the third or fourth of this trip I noticed that he always walked to the side of the street. It was at first a mere coincidence, but after I realized that he did it every time, I realized it was done on purpose and was very touched. I was standing aside to let

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Maserati – Beckham Meets Damiano: Clash of The Titans

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The glitz and glamour of two icons who come from radically different worlds coming together under the banner of luxury is a sight to behold. Imagine the legend David Beckham – a name that is synonymous with sportsmanship, elegance, and swagger – facing off against Damiano David – the wild and electric soul and heart of Maneskin – both brought together by a Maserati. Maserati Folgore Electric, not just any Maserati.

Gracie Opulanza is here to give you all the details. I haven’t even driven it!

The Folgore Electric: A Charge of Luxury

The Maserati Folgore was designed to be a thunderbolt of a car. The name “Folgore,” Italian lightning, fits this beauty like it was created from its blueprint. When I first saw it, I got that familiar rush. It was the same feeling as when I put on a pair high-heeled stilettos and wrapped a silken scarlet around my neck. This vehicle is not only a head-turner, but it also spins people around!

You feel like the star of an Italian film as you cruise through the streets. The scenery is blurred, but the style is sharp. The Folgore is all about making an impact without having to say a single word.

Beckham Meets Damiano – Clash of Titans

Let’s now talk about the titans. David Beckham has never been just a football player. He is a fashionista, philanthropist and connoisseur. Combine him with Damiano David – the embodiment of unfiltered passion, Italian charisma and raw, raw emotion.

It was a battle of style and power, not prowess. Beckham with his tailored suits, impeccable grooming and Damiano the modern rock god in leather and tattoos. It was more a symphony than a competition, with each participant playing a part in an ageless dance.

Drive Passion: Electricity with Italian Flair

A trident-branded electric car is like a fine wine. It’s all about taste, sustainability and being forward-thinking. Maserati doesn’t simply jump on the electric wagon; they are reinventing it. Folgore is Maserati’s pledge of innovation wrapped in the sleek and seductive lines that are Italian design.

The Folgore is a vehicle that moves as if it were a whisper, but it impacts as if it was a scream. I am zooming through Italy from the cobbled roads of Rome to sun-kissed beaches of Amalfi. It is a vision of the future and a tribute to those who dare dream big and drive differently. Let’s face it, behind the wheel, the road sings your praises.

Electricity: The future is here.

The soul of driving is not sacrificed by switching to electric. It actually amplifies the relationship between driver and road. The hum of the electric engine is a symphony, a new beginning. Maserati’s use of Beckham and Damiano to promote this revolution sends a clear message: electric isn’t just about efficiency, it is about excitement.

Wrapping up with a Spark

As I conclude my thoughts about this exciting convergence of style, power and sustainability, I feel energized. Maserati Folgore is more than a car; it’s an entire movement. Beckham and Damiano’s distinct charm and rebellious spirit captures this spirit perfectly. Together, they make it clear that choosing Folgore is more than just buying a car. You are choosing a lifestyle. A statement. And, most importantly, your future.

Here’s to the brave, the beautiful and the electrified. Your journeys and adventures should be as exciting as the Folgore.

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NewAir X Boveda Humidor Review: 500-Count Cigar Cabinet

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NewAir Boveda Humidor Review

About a month ago, the team at NewAir contacted us here at BespokeUnit to see if we wanted to review one of their most recent releases, the NewAir X Boveda Humidor.

I was familiar with NewAir as we’ve reviewed some of their cigar humidors before; however, seeing as how this was a unique collaboration between Boveda and NewAir, it was easy to agree.

Additionally, NewAir also provided us with a unique coupon code to share, which you’ll find throughout this article. If, following my review, you are inclined to purchase any product from them, you can receive 10% off by using the code BESPOKE10.

With that being said, let’s get into my review of the NewAir X Boveda 500-Cigar Humidor! I’ll be breaking it down into the following categories:

Why Buy A NewAir Cigar Cabinet?NewAir X Boveda Cigar Humidor BenefitsNewAir X Boveda Humidor DrawbacksFinal Thoughts

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Overview

Brand: NewAirModel: NewAir x Boveda HumidorStorage Capacity: Up To 500 CigarsDimensions: 16.93″ W x 17.72″ D x 29.13″ HTemperature Range: 54 – 72°F (12 – 22°C)Ambient Temperature Range: 68 – 77°F (20 – 25°C)Humidity Control: Boveda Humidity Pack HoldersBody Material: Cedar Lining (Shelves)Front Material: Tempered Tinted GlassWeight: 50.8lbsMade in ChinaPricing: From $699 [Buy Now]>10% OFF w/ Code BESPOKE10: $630

As you can see from the picture, the NewAir X Boveda Humidor was very securely packaged for shipping. As a result, it was delivered in perfect condition, which I was very happy about.

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Why Buy A NewAir X Boveda Humidor?

Prior to receiving this NewAir cigar humidor, I already owned an electronic cigar cooler.However, that unit seemed more like a converted wine fridge than a unit designed specifically for
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Podcast #983: Grid-Down Medicine — A Guide for When Help is NOT on the Way

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Most first aid books will tell you that the final step to treating someone who is injured or ill is to get them professional medical attention.

What if hospitals were too crowded, not accessible, or even non-functioning? What if, in the event of a long-term griddown disaster, you were the only medical resource?

Dr. Joe Alton has a wealth of knowledge in the area that most first-aid guides ignore. He is a retired doctor and co-author of The Survival Medicine Handbook, The Essential Guide to When Help Is Not on the Way. Joe discusses the importance of a family medical asset, and how to become a civilian medic. We talk about the various levels of first-aid kits that you can create, from a personal kit to a field hospital for a community. We also discuss the skills that you may need to survive a grid-down situation, such as burying the dead, using super glue to close a wound, making an improvised filling for your teeth, or protecting yourself against the radiation from nuclear fallout.

Podcast Resources

What every man should keep in his carAoM article: How to suture a woundAoM article: Improvised ways to close a woundAoM podcast #869: Survival myths that can get you killed with Alone winner Jim Baird

Joe Alton: Connect with him

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