How to Buy a Guy a Present

July 22, 2008 by  
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how to buy a guy a presentBoys complain about buying present for girls, but men are often very difficult to shop for. There is always the boring tie, or the useless gadget, but what kind of gift shows a guy you care? That, of course, depends on the guy! Here’s how to buy your guy a present.

Determine the Occasion

There are certain gift-giving occasions such as Christmas and birthdays where we feel obligated to give gifts. Even if you truly want to find a gift, there is an extra pressure of finding just the right thing. Other times, you want to give a gift simply because you were inspired to do so by something you saw on the store shelf of because it just seems like fun.

The occasion can make a difference in the kind of gift you buy. Formal occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas and birthdays seem to demand larger, more expensive presents. Gifts given on a whim are often more of a token or in fun making them less expensive and less serious.

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Look for Clues

Some men are thoughtful enough to leave clues or hints as to what they would like. Even if your guy is unaware of it, he may be leaving plenty of clues. A broken watch sitting on the counter is a bold sign. So are the shoes that have holes in the soles from lack of use and the dead plant on the counter. Look around his home to see what he needs, and listen to him talk to other friends to get clues as to what he would like to have.

Consider His Personality

You must also consider the personality of your guy. Is he the type of guy who would love beer stein and chia pets for Valentine’s Day, or is someone who would rather have a home cooked meal and candle light? Guys with a sense of humor are often easier to shop for than those who are more seriously romantic. There are simply more fun gifts than romantic ones for men.

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Buy With Your Heart

Finally, buy a gift with your heart more so than with your head. You may have every indication that he wants a new golf club. You can buy him the golf club, but be sure you are enjoying the gift giving. If that means buying a humorous golf club cover to go with that club, by all means, knock yourself out. A gift is not an obligation, it is an item freely given by your heart, so be sure you select it with that same organ.

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How to Tell a Girl You Like Her

July 22, 2008 by  
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how do I tell a girl I like herFrom the earliest days of primary school, boys and men have been faced with an age-old quandary: how to tell a girl that you like her. While there are plenty of options ranging from chasing her down on the playground at recess to showering her with gifts, there is no way to guarantee that a particular choice will produce the optimal result of her returning your affections. However you decide to tell her, the most important thing is that you actually tell her, rather than living in a state of uncertainty or constantly wondering what could have been.

From the earliest days of primary school, boys and men have been faced with an age-old quandary: how to tell a girl that you like her. While there are plenty of options ranging from chasing her down on the playground at recess to showering her with gifts, there is no way to guarantee that a particular choice will produce the optimal result of her returning your affections. However you decide to tell her, the most important thing is that you actually tell her, rather than living in a state of uncertainty or constantly wondering what could have been.

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Custom-Made

Just like your girl is one-of-a-kind, you need to be sure your confession matches her personality. What works for one girl may not work for another. Keep this in mind if, when offering you advice, your buddy swears that his way is the only way. Most girls will appreciate your attempt to appeal to their unique preferences and your efforts to treat them like an individual.

Basic Choices

While no method of revealing your feelings can be labeled as easy, these choices are fairly basic and will allow you to save some money for those dates that will hopefully follow. A well-thought out verbal confession uncluttered by gifts or gimmicks is the most basic, yet for some, the most nerve-wracking option. For a sentimental-type, a handmade or store-bought card delivered in either a unique personal delivery or the conventional method (if you have the patience and trust the postal service with such a special delivery) can do the trick.

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Gift Ideas

Depending on what type of girl you’re after, a gift may catch her attention and indicate that you are serious. Sending her a gift at her home or work may be easier for you and may allow her time to process your revelation. Traditional gifts include items such as flowers, jewelry, teddy bears, and chocolate covered-strawberries or other chocolates. Non-traditional gifts may show her that you know more about her than the average guy.

For instance, buying her the newest CD of her favorite artist shows that you care about the details of her life. Think about things that she is passionate about, like a pet or a hobby, or some piece of personal history that you share and buy a gift along those lines. Remember, though, you don’t want her to go out with you out of a sense of obligation because of your gift. Don’t go overboard. Save that for later.

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How to Increase the Chance of Having a Boy

July 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Health & Fitness

how to have a baby boyIt is perfectly normal to prefer, or at least think you prefer, one gender over the other when trying to conceive. Of course many parents are shocked to discover just how quickly they adapt to either gender, but this is necessary as only genetic engineering or embryo selection can absolutely determine sex. But if would like to tip the odds, and you’re wondering how to have a baby boy, consider the following:

The Shettles Method

Doctor Shettles has developed a method for conception that has a relatively high percentage of success. His theory is based on the nature of sperm and the speed with which they travel.

All eggs produced by a woman are X chromosomes. Sperm can carry a Y or an X chromosome. Two X’s make a girl baby, and one X (the egg) and one Y make a boy. The Y carrying sperm are smaller and faster than the heavy X carrying sperm. So according to Dr. Shettles, to conceive a boy, you simply need to get the “boy” sperm to the egg before the “girl” sperm.

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Chart Your Cycle

The first step to conceive a baby boy is to chart your monthly cycle so that you know when you are ovulating. You can check for ovulation by keep track of your basal body temperature, checking mucus or by using ovulation strips or a kit. Once you know when you will be ovulating, you can give conceiving a boy a try.

Time Intercourse

To conceive a boy baby you must have intercourse no sooner than twenty-four hours before ovulation and no later than twelve hours after ovulation. Boy sperm live shorter, more frantic lives, so this gives them the best range of time to get to the egg and beat out the girl sperm that move more slowly and live much longer lives. The conditions inside the vagina and cervix are also at their least hostile during ovulation as the mucus is less acidic.

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Tips for Success

To be successful, you should consider additional steps in the conception process. Boy sperm can use a running start as many are killed in the vagina due to its hostile environment. To get them closer to the starting gate, consider positions for intercourse that have deep penetration such as penetration from behind the female. Also, caffeine has been shown to make sperm move more rapidly, so have the man drink a quick cup of coffee or soda before beginning intercourse.

Finally, it is encouraged that the female partner have an orgasm during sex. An orgasm makes the vaginal environment more alkaline which is hostile to girl sperm giving the boy sperm that much more of a fighting chance.

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