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These Are The 97 Times I Justifiably Said ‘No’ to My 3-Year-Old on One Saturday

I know it’s a 3-year-old’s nature to be curious about everything and ask a lot of questions. And I know it’s my responsibility as his dad to answer those questions. Lately, I’ve noticed that the sheer number of times I have to answer ‘no’ to his questions over the weekend is astonishing. I’m like a pitcher hurling a steady stream of “no” fastballs at his …

Three Smart Things I Learned from Publishing Legend Joe Weider

If you’ve read Men’s Fitness, Shape, Muscle & Fitness, Flex or used a Weider piece of gym equipment or taken a Weider supplement or watched a Mr. Olympia show you can thank Joe Weider for being the mind behind all of them. If you casually exercise or seriously lift weights, you’ve most definitely utilized one of the Weider principles or been given knowledge dispensed by …

How a Typo Ruined My First Playoff Interview with an NBA Superstar

Let me start off with a little background: It’s the 2002 NBA Western Conference Finals between the Shaq-Kobe Lakers and the C-Webb, Vlade, Mike Bibby, Sacramento Kings – the team that Shaq famously called the “Queens”. Back then, I was dividing my time between writing cover stories and features for Men’s Fitness and writing columns for a then-fledgling basketball website called HoopsHype.com. If you’re a …

The 15 Most Memorable Books I Read in 2016

Why most memorable? Because “best” and “top” in my opinion aren’t really helpful when it comes to book recommendations. Some books make an impact. Some don’t. These did. As you’ll see, many of these books were not published this year. A few were holdovers from last year that I never got to and a few more were books that I’ve always wanted to read that …

This is Why I Failed the 30-Day Sardine Challenge

For starters, screw the slimy little fish darts. To hell with their goopy guts and stringy spines and silvery, slippery skin. I don’t care how many Omega-3 fatty acids they have or about their healthy calcium content or even that they’re loaded with protein. Doesn’t matter to me that they’re good for your skin and your hair or that Tim Ferriss is a huge advocate. I …