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Well, this actually happened almost a year ago.I was going to a community college, and I was always busy with classes and such. One day, I walk into the cafeteria during the break in between classes. I walk to the table where all my friends are, and one of the guys stands up and says, "Come on, I'm taking you to lunch." I was very confused, but I followed him out the door. Then we're walking toward the shopping center next to the college, and he turns to me and says, "Oh, and we're going out," holding out his hand for me. I gave a very timid "OK?" and carefully took his hand, thinking that this must be some joke at my expense. He looked at me, concerned, and says, "Is this OK? Did you think I was joking?" I looked at him, and quietly said, "I was hoping not." We ended up going to Carl's Jr for a quick lunch because I had a class, and now, almost a year later, we're engaged.
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Near the end of WWII, my dad had completed his combat tour as a B-17 pilot and spent some time ferrying war-weary B-29s back to the States. As he was on approach to land at San Antonio, a Piper Cub cut him off in the pattern and he had to execute a missed approach to avoid a collision. He was pissed and after landing went looking for the pilot of the Piper Cub and met my mom. It was her solo flight.
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I was a senior in college, and while leaving class, the cute boy that sat across the room from me stopped me in the hallway and said "Hi. I don't ever see you outside of class, but I'd like to. Can I get your number?" Simple and to the point.We had never spoken before this encounter, so I thought it was pretty ballsy and gave him my number. Four years later and we're still together and getting married this year.
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A guy I know who lives out of state had just became a doctor. We were joking on Facebook about something and he offered to write me a prescription for some antibiotic. He was very persistent about it and about getting my address for this purpose. A week later, I got a prescription for "one date" with him. It was adorable and possibly medical malpractice at the same time.
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When nervous, we all tend to ramble on like auctioneers on speed. We get so focused on getting to the end of what we're saying that we pay no attention to how it's coming out. Chances are we're stammering, tripping over words that are coming out too quickly and looking like a wreck. When you find yourself having to speak under stressful circumstances, like giving a presentation or introducing yourself at a party, remember to slow down. Pronounce each word. Pause between sentences. Let a strong sentence hang in the air for effect. Give people a chance to respond. It may feel like giving up control, but it actually makes you seem more confident.Even if you overdo it at the beginning, once a conversation takes hold you'll relax back into a natural flow when speaking.
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If you have a big event coming up where you need to be at your best, make sure you take some time to put an outfit together that makes you feel like you stepped out of a fashion blog. Sporting a new shirt or jacket for the first time feels great and makes you appear more confident and put-together. Eccentric items like rings or hats can even work as instant conversation starters. Be honest with yourself about what looks you can pull off, but then do whatever you have to do to look your best.
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If confidence is something you struggle with, then the suggestion of striking up a conversation with a stranger is probably about as appealing as getting hit by a bus. Here's your chance to face your fears in a low-risk setting, and when you get past the first few awkward encounters you'll find that approaching strangers, or anyone at all really, gets easier and easier. Remember, there's nothing at stake with a stranger. If it goes horribly, you never have to talk to that person again, but you will have still seen what didn't work about the interaction. On the other hand, if it goes well, anything can happen. A new business contact, a date or even just a pleasant exchange can make you feel like a rock star.
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Similar to dressing your best is making sure you're well groomed if you're looking to make an impression. The only real rule to follow here is to keep everything clean. If you're not going for a close shave then make sure your beard or stubble is nicely trimmed. If you're developing mad scientist eyebrows or the dreaded unibrow, yank those extra hairs out, then make sure there are no uninvited strands hanging out of your nose or ears. Schedule a haircut a day or two before a big event and leave yourself enough time on the day to spend an extra half hour in the bathroom to take care of all your grooming needs.
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How many of you guys out there still get an unreasonable amount of junk mail? Not the kind in your email inbox, the kind in your actual physical mailbox. PaperKarma offers a solution to finally rid yourself of all of this unsolicited mail in the simplest, most low-effort way we could possibly imagine. Simply take a picture of a piece of junk mail with your address and the name of the business present, and PaperKarma will contact the company on your behalf and unsubscribe you. You can also see the status of their attempts to unsubscribe you, so you can keep track of how many sources of junk mail you've eliminated over time. Did we mention that it's free? Because it is.
Glympse makes it easy for other people to send you their location and ETA for a limited period of time. If you've ever had friends or co-workers that insist that they're 5 minutes away, only to take another 30 to get there, glympse will take the mystery out of the equation. Similarly if you give someone directions to your locations and they call back to say they are lost, this app will be a savior. You can see the wrong turns they make in real-time, and easily navigate them to you.
If you have the need to scan and email receipts or documents but want to take the actual scanner out the equation, TurboScan will be your best friend. Put the document in front of the camera at any angle, take a picture, and crop it to fit the document. That's all it takes. Once you're done, you can email the scanned file in whatever format suits you best.
There are no shortage of location aware apps to find bars, restaurants and other services nearby, but few do it as simply and elegantly as AroundMe. It's free, available for iOS and Android, and if you're on the iOS side the app also happens to look pretty fantastic on iOS 7. Clean interface and good execution make this a must-have app.
Diptic Video is a fantastic tool for creating video collages of your experiences. If you want to create and share all the cool adventures you've been on, this app is a great way to start. Some might try to compare it to Instagram, Vine, and the like, but trust us, this app is very much a unique product, and you'll have to check it out for yourself to see what we mean.
In 1999, Heath Calhoun enlisted in the military, following the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He didn't expect to see combat any time in the near future, but following the events on September 11th he found himself shipped off to Iraq. In 2003, the Humvee he was travelling in was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, and when he regained consciousness he woke up to find both his legs amputated above the knee. He spent the next few years running through the entire grief spectrum, feeling like he'd let his friends in the military down and understandably angry at his circumstances.Year later during a trip to Colorado he discovered skiing. He found a new hobby and purpose in it, and he worked tirelessly until he made the U.S. Paralympic team in 2010. This is his story, and one that all of us should use to gain some perspective.
The Railway Man has film festival debuts, World War II authenticity and a starring turn by Nicole Kidman all under its belt. In this clip exclusive to AskMen, we learn that POW camp trains are even worse than the Tube.
Every actor has that one movie they wish they never made...for George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell it's "Batman & Robin." Between the over the top performances, the cheesy one-liners and the Batman costume with nipples, it's no wonder the movie was eviscerated by critics. Take for example, one of the movie's final "climactic" battles between Batman (Clooney), Robin (O'Donnell) and the film's villains Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) and Bane (Jeep Swenson). While it was probably supposed to be reminiscent of the old campy Adam West/Burt Ward "Batman" TV series, it just came across as ridiculous.
They're small, wireless, portable, and they look good. That's why the Jam Fusion headphones will bit a hit as a gift this year for a girl you're seeing. They come in a variety of colors, sport a healthy 30 ft range over a bluetooth connection, and also include a built in microphone for taking phone calls.
Sometimes it's not just the horrible acting, but the horrible plot being played out that compounds the whole experience. Take for example "That's My Boy," which for some reason Adam Sandler decided was a good idea for his career. Sandler plays a Donny, a deadbeat dad who reappears when his son Todd (Andy Samberg) gets engaged and then proceeds to endanger the wedding due to his juvenile ways. However in a twist that would have made most actors fire their agents, Donny walks in on Todd's soon to be wife Jaime (Leighton Meester) having "secret tickle time" with her BROTHER. Granted there's probably no real good way to act out a scene about incest, but this certainly wasn't it.
If you're looking for a really fun secondary gift for the girl that you're with, check out the S'mores USB Heated Slippers from ThinkGeek. She can plug them into any USB port to start warming them up, and once they're hot enough she can disconnect them and walk around.
Remember when seeing Britney Spears half-naked was a big deal? That was part of the appeal of the pop princess' big screen debut "Crossroads." However "Crossroads," proved to be just that for Spears as like with "Glitter," the reviews were scathing and she quickly retreated back to music. Still audiences will always have that awkward scene where Justin Long tries to convince Spears to sleep with him...and wow do we mean awkward, for them and us. While Long is basically playing the same character he always does, Spears looks lost and confused, as were audiences who paid to see this in theaters.