When it comes to American presidents, several distinguished individuals readily come to mind: George Washington, American’s first president; Abraham Lincoln, the man who’s credited with freeing slaves. In the 20th century, however, few of the American presidents are as notable as Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ). Many things have been said about this very controversial figure, and […]

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Be Uncomfortable

By Maverick

My life is uncomfortable. I’m at the airport, frantically looking for my gate. I scan my boarding pass. “Destination: Moscow, Sheremetevo Airport.” It’s cold outside, but it will be even colder in Russia. It’s going to be a dark and inhospitable winter in one of the most inhospitable places in the world. I don’t know […]

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St. Petersburg, Russia — As a guy who’s been around Russians and Russian-speakers pretty much all his life, I should be pretty comfortable living in Russia. But after living here for several months, “comfortable” is certainly not the first word that comes to mind when describing the experience. There’s no problem communicating; I have no […]

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My plan was to spent a solid six months in Medellin, but after three months I was ready to throw in the towel. I hated everything about the city. Compared to the colorful Rio de Janeiro, where I had just lived for two years, Medellin was monotone and drab in comparison. Then there was the […]

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As a man who roams the world and seduces women and then eloquently writes about his experiences, I, unsurprisingly, get a lot of email from guys who want to do the same. Some of the guys reach out to me for travel tips, but most of the time they seek my counsel when it comes to […]

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“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself.” — Franklyn D. Roosevelt Around a year ago, I somehow stumbled on a TV show called Shark Tank, where small business owners pitch their ideas to venture capitalists in the hope that the latter will invest into their fledgling businesses. The four judges, all of them successful multi-millionaires […]

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When I was young and clueless, my benchmark for a successful date was one that ended with at least a kiss. Since a kiss is an indicator of attraction, it signaled that there would never be any misunderstanding and weirdness (i.e., friends-zone) between the girl and myself because I wanted to have sex and she […]

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I’ve dabbled in various projects over the years. Some made money. Some didn’t. The failures didn’t bother me too much because I had stable income flowing from my comfortable 9-5 job at a large tech company in Silicon Valley. All that changed after I quit that job in 2007. Gone were the days when I had […]

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I was once at a great club in Belo Horizonte, Brazil with my Mexican roommate. He hooked up in record time, leaving me to hunt all alone. Ten minutes later I approached a cute Brazilian girl. I could tell by her body language that she wasn’t into me, so in some desperate attempt to change the […]

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My first book book, The Unapologetic Male: How To Be A Confident and High Value Man, will be released shortly. I started writing a bit more than a year ago and have been actively writing it for the past seven months. It’s been one of my most challenging endeavors, and I’m really happy to finally approach the finish line. The […]

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