Biba Golic and Other Reasons Why You Should Be Playing Ping-Pong

Used to be that if you asked us what hot Serbians flashing their underwear, Judah Friedlander, and Susan Sarandon sex scandals had in common, we wouldn't have said ping-pong. But that was before we investigated the burgeoning popularity of competitive and recreational table tennis, a pastime whose legitimacy we used to consider as being on the same level as Big Buck Hunter. Due in part to a ...

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Plus-Size Swingers Take Over Jamaica

If you're the sort of dude who wonders what Beth Ditto from the Gossip would look like in an X-rated movie, then you'll want to snatch up your ticket to this June's Big on the Beach event in Negril, Jamaica. The week-long extravaganza catering to swingers is devoted to full-bodied men and women -- and anyone else who drools over extreme curves. These portly pervs will be taking over Hedonism II...

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How to Avoid Email Hell -- Increasing Productivity by Thinking Outside the Inbox

Do you ever feel like email is ruining your life? Granta editor John Freeman did, so he wrote "The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox" to chart how this insidious technology has festered in recent years. His conclusion: Email kills our productivity, drains our emotional lives and just might eat our brains. Perhaps that sounds like an exaggeration, until you consi...

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How to Become a Bicycle Badass

Attention, urbanites -- 2010 might as well be the year that you become a bike-riding badass. A vow to start pedaling would complete a cool trifecta of New Year's resolutions: You'd get in shape, you'd go green and you'd flip the bird at death in a way that'll have chicks swooning. Sure, your most recent experience with a bike involved a 300-lb. Huffy -- or a $3,000 mountain rig that's been slow...

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Why Johnnie Walker Blue Is $200 and Other Marketing Tricks to Make You Spend

We like to think we're smart shoppers, but the reality isn't so pretty. Most of us are senseless lemmings at the mercy of marketers and psychologists who are far, far smarter than we will ever be. It's hard to think otherwise after reading William Poundstone's "Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It)" -- a delightful dissection of the tricks, tools and tactics behind...

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How to Role-Play With the Author of 'Scripts 4 Play'

If you want to spice up your sex life, but aren't actually all that creative, professional "seductress" T.M. Lee has got a solution. The saucy Canadian has penned four detailed role-playing scripts to help couples live out sexy fantasies from deflowered Mormons to inter-office fellatio. (The moving saga of "Sophia" and "Antoine," a hard-working male escort and his appreciative customer, is a pe...

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Creator of the Good Men Project Teaches Us How to Be Good Men

Stuck between role models like the secretive, boozing philanderer Don Draper and the much-publicized antics of Tiger's wood, modern man's masculinity can often be a minefield of doubt, confusion and repression. "I think we're still cavemen," says Tom Matlack, the co-founder of the Good Men Project, which aims to explore the complicated business of possessing XY chromosomes. The project is both ...

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Norman Mailer Moon Book Nearly as Expensive As Lunar Travel

Norman Mailer was a man's man, and this 12-piece limited-edition version of "MoonFire" -- which debuted last week at the Miami Basel art fair -- is definitely a man's book. The book itself includes Mailer's Apollo 11 landing reportage for Life magazine, along with exclusive images of the historic event -- but it's the volume's aluminum casing that gives it real cosmic cojones. Designed by Mark...

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War Dogs -- What Happens When Canines Go to Combat

Today, we'd like to tip our hats to an unlikely hero: America's warrior dogs. Man's best friend has been an invaluable soldier-companion for many years. They were vital in the Pacific campaign of WWII, a topic explored by documentary director Harris Done in "War Dogs of the Pacific." (Done is currently working on a second film about modern war dogs.) "I was blown away by their mission," Done...

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'Dear Old Love' Author Teaches Us How to Talk to an Ex

What would you say to an ex if she didn't know it was you? "Dear Old Love" is a collection of short, anonymous "letters" that answer this question. From the bitter to the flirtatious and downright bizarre, these punchy and confessional tidbits ("You're the model for all the hot-girl characters in my comics") prove that people rarely move on when it comes to matters of the heart. "I started D...

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