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World’s largest James Bond car collection on sale for $33 million

World’s largest James Bond car collection on sale for $33 million

For the intrepid collector, with a penchant for living vicariously through Mr. Bond’s near-death high-speed chases, the time, as Sean …

Taliban suspending talks on captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl

Taliban suspending talks on captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl

Kabul, Afghanistan  – The Taliban says it is suspending talks with the United States to exchange Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl – the …

US defeats Russia 3-2 in Olympics hockey preliminary round

US defeats Russia 3-2 in Olympics hockey preliminary round

T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States …

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Society Wine
Kathie Lee Gifford launches wine line

Kathie Lee Gifford launches wine line

NEW YORK — Sitting down to a leisurely lunch with Kathie Lee Gifford means readying yourself for some rim shots. The …

Water-To-Wine Machine

Water-To-Wine Machine Sound Too Good To Be True?

Think a machine that can turn water into wine is too good to be true? Well, it turns out, it …

Wine cellars keep bottles just right

Wine cellars keep bottles just right

It’s true that some wines get better with age. But there is a big “if.” Wines, especially reds, can continue …

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Society Cigars
Chapel Cigars isn’t just blowing smoke

Chapel Cigars isn’t just blowing smoke

WESLEY CHAPEL — Their passion for cigars is thriving in a cloud of success. Kyle Farling and Tom Tokish, owners …

6 Cuban cigar humidors go for $1.1 million at Havana festival

6 Cuban cigar humidors go for $1.1 million at Havana festival

HAVANA, Cuba – Cigar enthusiasts paid more than (euro)798,000 ($1.1 million) for six handmade Cuban humidors early Saturday at the …

Famous Smoke Shop Announces Paul Stulac Cigars Promotional Offer

Famous Smoke Shop Announces Paul Stulac Cigars Promotional Offer

Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s leading online distributor of discount premium cigars. The company has just launched a new …

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Society Golf
Tiger prior to Bay Hill

Tiger prior to Bay Hill

Tiger Woods is the two-time defending champion this week at Arnie’s place. Woods’ health remains in question heading into Bay Hill …

Made Men have Balls of Steel

Made Men have Oncore Balls of Steel

A small start-up from Buffalo, N.Y., is taking a swing at bringing big changes to golf. “We’re … optimizing the …

Tiger Woods commits to Honda Classic

Tiger Woods commits to Honda Classic

Tiger Woods has confirmed his pre-Masters schedule, and there are few surprises on the docket in the run-up to the …

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The Gentleman
When is a Made Man being Played

When is a Made Man being Played

The big cons are obvious: The “miracle” weight-loss supplement for only $25, or the lady asking for $10 at the gas …

Made Men Must Maintain Financial Control

Made Men Must Maintain Financial Control

4 Financial Sins That Ruin Relationships Hooking up with another guy might seem like the worst way she can cheat …

Friends of Ours and Money

Friends of Ours and Money

“A ready way to lose your friend is to lend him money. Another equally ready way to lose him is …

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Made Man
What do James Bond and Cary Grant have in common? They represent the quintessential gentleman. It's what makes them so charming and beloved. They are smooth and suave, and know how to behave in every situation. What do they have that I don't? You must be asking yourself. Nothing, it's just that they read the book on etiquette. Although one might think they're a staple of a bygone era, true gentlemen never go out of style. Basic Good Manners Don't flaunt your riches Nobody likes a braggart. Keep your assets vague if you have to discuss financial matters. You can wear expensive things without blowing your own trumpet. Never let others see you looking at your watch When you're amid company, ask for the time or look at your watch only if you're ready to leave right that instant. When others notice you glancing at the time, it can be interpreted as boredom. Be inconspicuous. Never groom yourself in public This includes picking your nose, chewing your nails and picking your teeth. These areas should only be ventured in private. Committing these acts overtly is a colossal mark of a lack of class. Be punctual Perhaps the greatest sign of respect, which is what a gentleman is all about, is being on time. Having people wait for you is the equivalent of telling them that you don't care about them. Shake hands firmly Your handshake should mirror your personality. You want the other person to think of you as someone resolved, concrete and positive. But it shouldn't be a test of your strength; don't hurt them. Your grip should be the same for women. Apply constant verbal grace Use "excuse me" or "I beg your pardon" for all occasions. An extension of politeness, you should always use these expressions, whether it's to get someone to move out of your way, to apologize for your upcoming journey to the men's room, or simply to signal your interlocutors that you're about to start a sentence. Tip well and discreetly Only tip when it's called for, as opposed to those occasions when it's simply awkward (i.e. hospital nurses or business messenger). When you do tip, don't be cheap. Respect the 15% gratuity for restaurant tabs and nothing less than $10 for a significantly useful maitre d'. Project high moral values Even if you know that deep down you're not, appear as if you were virtuous. A real gentleman always comes out of everything smelling like a rose. Party etiquette The following tips apply for those occasions when you are venturing out into social events and get-togethers. God forbid you didn't know how to act like the gentleman you are. Acknowledge your acquaintances Don't play hide & seek with the people you know, even if you don't feel like talking to them. Bite the bullet, initiate the mandatory greetings, and get it over with. Address new acquaintances by their title and last name Doctor and military ranks are important to the people who have these titles. Mr. and Mrs. should be used for the others (if you're unsure about a woman's marital status, use Ms. when addressing her). Wait until they ask you to use their first name before doing so. There's nothing more irritating than someone who uses your first name two minutes after having met you. Look at your interlocutor Your attention should always be focused on the person you are talking with. Always look at them when listening as well as when you are in control of the conversation. Again, it's a question of respect. At dinner, address those on your left and right Unless it's a frat house keg fest, don't shout across the table -- concentrate on those closest to you. This will keep the proceedings calm and orderly. Never remove coat or necktie when in company By keeping your clothes on, you show that you consider the other guests important enough for you to remain fashionably tip-top. Only talk when you've been formally introduced Which is why the phrases "Have we met?" or "Have we been introduced?" are so handy. If you feel like speaking to somebody, find a person the two of you have in common and arrange a proper introduction. Let your social superiors address you first Unless you are on intimate terms, always let your social superior address you. This may seem archaic, but think of it in modern terms. You see Bill Gates at the party; do you go talk to him? Not unless you want his bodyguard to intervene. It can be clumsy, so arrange an introduction. Feeling gallant? You know how to act around the ladies, don't you? Never smoke in the presence of a lady unless invited to In this age of political correctness it has almost become a given. While she may not ask you to, make sure you do request her permission. Remove the cigar from your lips if a lady passes by This one is pure common sense. It's a security measure as well as an indicator of high regard. Offer your seat to women Classics are always fashionable. Some feminists would certainly have a fit, but most women will definitely value the gesture. Always carry a woman's packages Let's face it; today's women would probably shoot you a puzzled fleeting look, so at least offer to do so. This lets her know you respect her and are courteous enough to inquire as to her comfort. Finally, while excessive chivalry is what drove Don Quixote to madness; good manners are never uninvited in this era of fast business and faster relationships. Remember that behaving like a gentleman brings out the lady in every woman.

The Gentleman – The MADE MAN

What do James Bond and Cary Grant have in common? They represent the quintessential gentleman. It’s what makes them so …

MADE MEN and True Integrity

MADE MEN and True Integrity

There are numerous articles on how leading a life of integrity will bring you success. In fact, if you Google …

MADE MEN And The Great Roman Emperor Constantine

Made Man Society and the Great Roman Emperor Constantine

The emperor Constantine has rightly been called the most important emperor of Late Antiquity. His powerful personality laid the foundations …

A Man of Success - A Made Man

The Successful Man – The Made Man

We live in a world that’s changing every day, yet successful men share traits that are as timeless as they …

Become a Man's Man with These 65 Life Hacks from Goldman Sachs

Become a Man with 65 Life Hacks from Goldman Sachs

Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has published a list of bite-sized tips designed to turn you into the ultimate man. …

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