In a recent comment a reader mentioned taking phenibut, a substance that has a calming effect, lowers inhibitions, and relaxes facial muscles, among others. This reminded me of a number of experiments I wanted to conduct. The wider context are “nootropics”, i.e. substances that enhance your cognitive function. Substances I wanted to look into are:… Continue reading Open Discussion: Nootropics
Last week Yarara created a thread with the title “Personal Finances and Common Sense” in my forum. If you are a registered member, please go check it out. You will find some input from me as well.
Most guys are aware that a lot of women deceive with regards to their looks. Makeup is a given. Some women you don’t even recognize without their makeup on. If you lack experience in that regard, at the very least watch a few YouTube tutorials for girls on various techniques, like temporary lip enlargement or… Continue reading Gym BS: Guys experiencing magic growth
Blog reader Yarara left an interesting comment on my post on Fat Vegetarians. The entire exchange he is involved with is interesting, but one statement in particular stands out, and not just because it fits thematically to my last post, Everything you do is a reflection of your personality: At the time I had a… Continue reading You can just walk away!
Last weekend I’ve had a very interesting conversation with a long-time reader of my blog and books. (Thanks again, N.!) We were not talking about pick-up, but instead mostly about trading. To summarize his view on psychological aspects, my interlocutor made the statement that trading is essentially a mirror of one’s personality. Well, books have… Continue reading Everything you do is a reflection of your personality
I don’t care about celebrities. Yet, I do follow a few political news sites, such as Breitbart. To my great surprise, they ran a story on Kanye West and his fat greedy wife Kim Kardashian: Kanye West Begs Mark Zuckerberg for $1 Billion. Yes, I know that it was published in February. This should give… Continue reading What you can learn from Kanye West
I find that it is surprisingly common that guys nurture a defeatist attitude, not just when it comes to their dating life. Of the people who have contacted me for advice over the years, particularly the very inexperienced ones were full of doubt. In an extreme case, an 18 or 19 year-old would lament the… Continue reading The problem with complacency
Most of my adult life I have been slender and toned, which made me very appealing to some women. To give you a rough idea: I had a rather unusual vascularity. Bros call this “veins that pop out”. As a consequence, it happened on occasion that guys approached me who wanted to talk about nutrition… Continue reading Strangely, I now want to get bigger
The body weight exercise fad seems to be slowly dying off. Still, there is no shortage of people peddling workout plans, if not elaborate training programs on DVDs for a dollar amount ending in a 7. The latter is a giveaway that a product is most likely crap. As there has been some discussion related… Continue reading The big limitation of body weight exercises
There has been some discussion about body fat in relation to my post on fake male 10s on Tinder. Of course, in general, lower body fat will lead to better results with the ladies. That being said, I see three problems with guys discussing body fat percentages online: 1) Mental masturbation What do I mean… Continue reading Let’s talk about body fat
We certainly live in a society in which perceptions seem more important than substance. College degrees are getting acquired not for their knowledge, but because they are allegedly a status symbol. For instance, in most of Europe higher education is effectively for free for EU citizens, but there are private universities too, which charge a… Continue reading Perception vs Reality: Everybody is making it
On the October Open Thread on my old blog there was a discussion on the topic of passion. Should you follow your “passion” when choosing a career? There was a strong consensus that such advice was severely misguided. Yet, the mainstream harps on and on about passion. This reminded me of a video that recently… Continue reading Going with your gut feeling?