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Ten tips for men who aspire to do better

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In 1710, an obscure British politician wrote, “The appellation of Gentleman is never to be affixed to a man’s circumstances, but his behavior in them.”

Translated into 21st century English, it means that the mark of a gentleman is not his birth parents, finishing school, or other cultural markers, but…

It’s the autopilot choices nobody thinks about

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Would it surprise you to learn that you make over thirty thousand decisions per day? That’s what some sources claim — all from the internet, which immediately makes the number suspect. But depending on how you define “decision,” the total could be even higher.

Consider this.

After reading each word…

Adaptation is one of the most astounding human skills, but only when we choose to employ it

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The omicron variant has arrived. Is anyone else feeling misplaced anger at the Greeks? The news is just another reminder that the minefield-laden road to normalcy just took another detour.

How do we fight our way through it this time?

We need to choose the same path we should have…

The ten qualities

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Back in the good old days, cool people were the best looking, the most athletic, well-off financially relative to their peers, the most charismatic and insanely incestuous — keeping their romantic ventures confined to equally cool people.

During my teenage years (and early twenties), I tried to emulate those extraordinary…

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