Your boorish buddies may be slobs—but they also help you get laid, according to the latest news from the animal world.
Denny Watkins, Men's Health
Australian researchers found that blandly colored male guppies—like those you had in your fish tank as a kid—were more likely to mate with a female guppy if she was surrounded by even less-attractive male fish. That’s despite the female’s nature to generally hook up with the most brightly colored male she can find.
A team of Israeli researchers tested whether the mere appearance of musical ability could boost a guy’s sexiness.
Markham Heid, Men's Health
“My, what a big guitar you have!” Forget about learning to play an instrument—just holding one is enough to pique her sexual interest, finds a new study of Facebook profile pictures.
Our correspondent tastes wine in Burgundy and Châteauneuf-du-Pape and comes home with five rules for behaving in a professional manner. Also, one family secret, one confession, and one startling statement.
Alan Richman, GQ Magazine
The confession: I can't say my own behavior was exemplary in the cellars of the estates I visited: Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune, Chandon de Briailles in Savigny-les-Beaune, and Château de Beaucastel in Courthezon.
Before you order a dozen on the half-shell, you will want to read this.
Mike Dawson, Details
I still smile whenever I see a green M&M. That's because from fourth grade to middle school, my hormone-fueled classmates and I—along with millions of other kids—perpetuated the rumor that the green ones, duh, make you horny.
If you take the right precautions today and tonight, you can wake up tomorrow without a seismic headache and flip-turning stomach.
Amy Rushlow, Men's Health
Research estimates that 25 to 30 percent of the population doesn’t suffer from hangovers after drinking. To all of you: We hate you. Er, we mean, we love you—will you go out and grab us a Gatorade? And a DVD from Redbox? The sun is blinding!
When you're 15 years old and smoking behind the 7-Eleven, it's your God-given right to speak like Beavis and Butt-head. But where's the line for a tax-filing, door-holding adult male when discussing sex with friends?
Andrew Richdale, GQ Magazine
It should have been an easy question. I was drinking with some friends and the conversation had, as these things often do over beers with a bunch of dudes, gone into the gutter. One second a guy's defending his preference for "girls who can squirt the ceiling." The next someone's asking me, the sole silent party, "What happened your first time?"
Cutting out the middleman allows consumers to buy high-quality shoes at attractive prices
Keith Wagstaff, Details
Every man should expect to shell out some cash for a classic pair of wingtips. What new designer/manufacturer/e-commerce site Beckett Simonon doesn't want you to pay for is advertising, middlemen, and brick-and-mortar stores. Call it the Warby Parker model—but for your feet.
It's time to put down the fine-tooth comb and hard gel.
Kristen Dold, Details
Dare we say it? It's time to put down the fine-tooth comb and hard gel. Grown out, natural-looking hair was one of the biggest trends to take shape on the Fall 2013 runways, and we're guessing even Don Draper would welcome the change. "For a long time now, the old school barber shop fade really dominated men's grooming, but men are starting to pull away from that streamlined hair style and are embracing a more natural, tousled look," says Garrett Bryant, a stylist at Arté Salon in New York City.