Month: May 2014

The good habits of a rich brokowski

It is axiomatic that it is better to be rich than poor. People with more money have more opportunities to do more things, not only for their own gratification but also to help other people. So what are the good habits of a rich brokowski?

According to Efficient Life Skills, a financial planner named Tom Corely examined the habits of the rich vs. those of the poor and came up with some interesting observations.

Rich people tend to eat healthier and exercise more than to poor people. Rich people tend to be focused on a single goal and maintain a to do list more than poor people do. Rich people tend to read more, watch TV less (especially reality TV), network more, and say what is on their mind more than poor people. Rich people, responding to question, will state that good habits cause success and bad habits can be detrimental to the same than do poor people.

The takeaway from this study suggests that there are habits that tend to help one become rich and those that can keep people in poverty. It suggests that if one wants to acquire more wealth and thus all the opportunities it can bring, one might want to cultivate good habits.

The United States especially is a country that has a great deal of socioeconomic mobility. A person born poor is not condemned to live the rest of his or her life in poverty. On the other hand a person born to great wealth can squander it as easily as it was made and find him or herself destitute at the end of the day. The key factor, it would seem, is good vs. bad habits.

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Three Easy Steps to Feel Like a Very Important Person

We have all had those moments where we feel completely unimportant. We feel like things are going great for everyone else around us and like others are achieving great things while we are just sitting on our couches at home. We begin to feel like we can never measure up to the guy three houses down who always seems to do something incredible like saving a dog from a burning building or donating a million dollars to the poor orphans in some African country you cannot even pronounce. The good news is you do not have to be the great hero to be a very important person.

If you are feeling down about yourself, there are a variety of things you can do. First, connect with friends. This can be nearby friends or friends hundreds of miles away. It can be in-person, on the phone, through the Internet, or however you want to connect with friends. Relive your glory days. Laugh about the time you almost scored a touchdown for the other team in pee wee football or the time your friend asked a girl out only to find out she already had a boyfriend. Laughing with friends is one of the best ways to feel important.

Second, do something for someone else. This is even better if you do it anonymously. It does not have to be anything big. Move your neighbor’s newspaper out of the path of their sprinkler system. Do not cuss at someone when the person cuts you off in traffic. Smile at a stranger in the store. Do something to look outside yourself. Just knowing you have done something for someone else is a great way to feel a little more important. Without you, things could have gone differently.

Finally, reward yourself for your good deed or simply because you understand you are a very important person. Ice cream is always a great reward. Tickets to your favorite sporting event is another great idea. As an added bonus, you can bring along a friend and even treat the friend to ice cream or a sporting event. Then you can feel extra important.

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A bald brokowski should be out and proud

Going bald is something that many men dread as it is often a sign of age and is considered by some to be a detraction from masculinity. But some of the greatest figures in history were bald, as have been some famous celebrities. If a brokowski finds himself to be bald, he should be out and proud about it and not try to cover it up with a wig or hair piece.

The famous bald man in history was Caius Julius Caesar, the famous Roman statesman and general. He was not only successful in war and politics, but loved by many women and admired by many men (though not all, as the unfortunate incident on the Ides of March proved.) His troops called him “old baldy” out of affection and sang the following as they marched in triumph.

“Home we bring the bald whoremonger

Romans lock your wives away

All the bags of gold you lent him

Went his Gallic tarts to pay!”

Other famous bald people of history include Gandhi, Mikhail Gorbachev, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare, and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Modern bald celebrities include Bruce Willis, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Vin Diesel, Patrick Stewart, Ben Kinsley, George Foreman, Sean Connery, astronaut Story Musgrave, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jordan, and many others.

The point of all of this is that bald is sexy. Bald is masculine. Bald is even powerful. So no one, not to mention a proper browkowski, who finds himself bald should be ashamed. Otherwise he will be like William Shatner, who is also bald, but covers it up. And who wants to be like William Shatner?

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Want to Prepare Healthy Food for Your Next BBQ? Why Not, Brokowski?

What’s a BBQ without snacks? Boring. Does that mean it always has to be greasy burgers and brats? No. A BBQ for you and yours can also feature healthy snacks. Because after all, sometimes your health is all that you’ve got.

So whether you and your friends are celebrating a birthday, graduation, gameday, or just a gathering outside because of the beautiful weather and to celebrate all that is life, snacks are an important factor to keeping all of your bros happy and their bellies full, and no party is complete without them.

With that, here are five quick, easy, and healthy snacks to prepare for your next BBQ:

Turkeys in a Blanket

Simply take turkey hot dogs (or tofu dogs!), wrap them in whole wheat crescent dough, and top with poppy seeds. Bake accordingly, and serve with an assortment of sauces (honey mustard, hot and spicy, etc.). For vegetarians, replace turkey with tofu.

Chips and Malt Vinegar

Not bagged potato chips! Instead, cut 4 large Yukon potatoes into chips and place on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown. Flip them. Drizzle with some olive oil and kosher salt, bake an additional 10 minutes. Serve in a bowl topped with malt vinegar and kosher salt. Crunch!

Spicy Pistachios

Take one pound of unsalted and shelled pistachios. Add to them (as much or as little) cayenne, pepper, ginger, allspice, and bake on a flat sheet for about 30 minutes. Stir around every 10 minutes. Place in bowl and serve. Full of protein and chock full of vitamins.

Cream Cheese and Turkey Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Not as difficult as it sounds. Take 12 large jalapeno peppers, slice them in half, remove stems, and core out all white pulp and seeds (unless you like it extra spicy… we’re serious). Fill with vegan gourmet cream cheese. Top with diced onions and pre-cooked bacon. Bake about 20 minutes. Optional: Sprinkle fat-free shredded Mexican cheese on top.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings with Dip

What’s game day without chicken wings? Preheat oven to 375. Take 1 pound skinless chicken drumsticks, shake with salt and pepper, garlic powder, olive oil, and chili powder in a plastic bag. Bake 1 hour. Once cooked, toss the wings in a bowl with your favorite sauce until coated. 

For the dipping sauce, try mixing 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 packet ranch dressing seasoning mix, and 1/2 cup skim milk. Stir in some diced chives and black pepper. Serve.

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Kirk, Spock and McCoy: good friends on a starship

One of the reasons “Star Trek” has become a cultural icon, enduring beyond just being a three season wonder in the late 1960s, is its focus on human relationships. In particular it rises above most of television because of a trio of unusual good friends, Captain James T. Kirk, Commander Spock, and Dr. Leonard McCoy. Indeed the show and the subsequent movies were often studies of friendship under stress.

Much has been written about how Spock represented cold Vulcan logic and McCoy raw, human emotion and how that caused them to clash as Captain Kirk looked on bemused. Of course this is an oversimplification. Spock had an emotional side, due to his human half, that he took great pains to suppress with varying degrees of success. McCoy, due to his being a physician, had to follow logic when it came to doing his job. He no doubt had to suppress his own emotions when he was deep in a surgical procedure of an alien or diagnosing and treating an exotic disease.

Spock and McCoy served one another as friends by challenging each other’s assumptions. They would rarely concede the points of the other, but the famous arguments did strengthen both men, as iron sharpens iron, as exposure to other points of view do.

Kirk benefited from this strange relationship both personally and professionally. Spock was like another brain for the famous starship captain, but McCoy was also another heart. Kirk was sure to get every side of a vexing questions, whether it was what to do with a hot, alien babe or whether or not to violate the prime directive once again. As a leader Kirk had, if not Abraham Lincoln’s team of rivals, a pair of rivals as friends.

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