It always amazes me how the winter months seem to bring out the worst in men. The days get shorter, and so does our patience. And rightly so, when you think about it. We cannot do everything that may need to be done due to the weather. We cannot engage in all of the activities that give us some physical release from the stress. Plus, there is the added stress of holidays and seasonal illnesses. It is enough to drive even the calmest man a bit crazy. When you know it is coming, you can do something about it. We know that winter comes every year. Making a plan for how to keep your calm demeanor about you will pay off year after year. Here are some of the best tips to prepare you for this winter, and everyone to come.

There are many reasons why dogs are referred to as man's best friend. Apart from being loyal and adorable, dogs are good for your health. It is also one of the best ways to add happiness to your life. While this is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly, adopting a dog and making it part of your family is a great idea if you are ready for the responsibility.

Almost exactly a year ago I was sailing on Norwegian Encore during her inaugural and the future looked bright. We had no idea what was ahead of us but despite the current COVID situation, things are looking bright again. Cruising will be back in 2021 and through the actions of travel advisors and the passionate community of cruise fans we've kept the excitement alive over the past months. Now the cruise industry is starting to shift gears again move out of its defensive posture so that it can prepare to welcome guests back again. We're always excited to support our favorite cruise brand, so I'm thrilled to be sharing the news about their new docuseries featuring Choir of Man.

Stress can be a motivating force for creativity or it can be a dangerous and destructive force. We are firm believers in using stressful times to build, innovate and renew. That goes for relationships too. This year's quarantine has pushed many couples to the limit. Sharing the same space 24-7 has transformed cute quirks into annoying ticks and the bedroom into a dreadful place. Physical closeness does not equal emotional connection. Shibari Academy proposes a novel approach to breaching the communication chasm between couples by means of practicing the art of Shibari.

Released last month as part of Dunkin's Halloween lineup, the Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut is Dunkin's response to the quick-serve battle over spicy snacks. Frankly, I wasn't expecting much and the concept of a ghost pepper donut sounds pretty awful but I enjoyed my bite and then quickly went back for more snackin' bacon and the rest of my iced caramel latte.

Peanut butter is an American classic. We eat it on everything: on sandwiches with jelly, on apples, in candy and even the famous Fluffernutter. But where did peanut butter come from? Who first had the idea to take a peanut, grind it up into mush and declare it delicious? While the act of grinding nuts goes back to the ancient Incas and Aztecs, the treat as we know it didn't evolve until the late 1800s.

Over the years, there has been a rise in population, and an increasing cost of living has been rising, causing an increase in rent and other essential services. These effects have created a demand for affordable housing.

One of the big concerns for dads is how to help our kids use their energy without destroying the house. Sure, getting out whenever you can is the best option. Go outside and throw snowballs, run around, and make snow angels. However, the weather is not always cooperative for that kind of activity. So, how do you help your kids? Fortunately, there are a lot of options to help your kids and save your house. With any luck, it will be a memorable experience for everyone.

For all you guys cooking at home right now, Sweet Baby Ray's has a new sauce that we can't wait to try out - Ray's Chicken Sauce. Expanding their popular lineup of dipping sauces and spreads, Sweet Baby Ray's has answered the call for chicken's perfect pairing. Whether crowning an at-home sandwich masterpiece or served up alongside tenders or nuggets for dipping – Ray's Chicken Sauce delivers an addictive, subtly-sweet, smoky flavor that will soon make it a must-have in homes everywhere as consumers prepare and eat more meals at home.

From biking through the desert to riding horses through the snow on a dude ranch, here are some great ideas for a manly escape this winter where you can avoid crowds of people.

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