You cannot have a phone and not have Dropbox, it should be the first app you download. It helps you synchronize all of your files, folders, pictures, and videos. I know there are apps like Google Drive, however I do believe that Dropbox is the best cloud based system.
You’re getting unlimited storage for your pictures and videos. On top of that, you’re getting the amazing features that Google Photos offer you can’t compare to anything else. It’s completely free and everything is unlimited. The only downside is, if you film 4k video on your phone, it will degrade the quality to 1080p. However, if you want to upload in 4k, then your storage will be limited.
This all comes down to preference. They are both great apps, and it’s hard to pick one. However, I might have to give it to Google Keep, because I like the way it organizes things better. They both have very similar features, and in the end of the day, it’s what you would rather use. You can’t go wrong with either one.
We all take pictures and videos, and I feel that the camera app that comes with the phone is very limited. ProCam opens that up for you. You can mess with the ISO, Exposure, White Balance, it’s like having a real camera with you at all times. You can customize the camera before you take the picture and have it the way you want it. Unfortunately, this app is not free, it costs about $5, however with the features that come with it, ProCam is totally worth it. You can even change the resolution within the app from 4k to 720p instead of going to setting and keep messing with the quality.
Many people say that if you’re going down a hill, you should put your car in neutral. That doesn’t make sense to me. Most hills are no more than a half-mile long. How much gas could you really be saving? Secondly, what if you had to pick up speed, that’s an extra half-second you need to switch gears. In addition, you lose control of your car. The only function that’s available is the brake. How good is that when you have a semi-truck coming up at a 100 miles an hour behind you and you need to speed up. Especially, if your panicking, your going to be stepping on the gas and nothing is going to happen.
There are many cases when people are reversing and then they put it on drive immediately while they are backing out. Everyone has been a victim to it but the only thing you are doing is messing up the transmission. If you are in a hurry, take the extra second to come to a complete stop and switch gears. The last thing you want to be doing is to replace a transmission. Depending on the car, they can run you from 5 to 10 grand.
When you put your car in park, that doesn’t mean your car is going no where. When you put your car on park, there is a little hook that engages when you put it on park.
But any little tap or bump can break this hook and your car could rolling, especially if you are on a hill. Anywhere there is a small incline, just engage the emergency brake, it’s extra assurance.
Many people believe that switching to neutral at a stop will save you gas. This is completely wrong. In reality, shifting to neutral and then to drive puts more of a strain on your transmission rather just holding your brake. This is true for a manual car, because you don’t wear out the clutch, however this does not apply to automatic vehicles.
This is a very important aspect of driving. A lot of people will move their seat back and lean back to make themselves look cooler. However, having the seat in the right position will help your posture and keep your back straight.
Most importantly, it’s about safety. You have to sit up straight, your arms and legs can’t be stretched out. If you were to get into an accident and hit a car, it would be more likely to break your bones. Your knees have to be somewhat bent. The best way to measure this is to have your foot on the break and when you can have your heel down on the floor and still press on the break pedal, that’s a good position.
When it comes to your arms, you also have to keep them bent. The best way to measure this is to out-stretch your arms and you have to make sure your wrist hit the steering wheel.
This should be given, but you should always wear your seatbelt. So many things can go wrong when not wearing a seatbelt. There are cases where people are projected out of the car. No matter where you are sitting in a vehicle, a seatbelt is a crucial part to your safety.
By this I mean you should never rev your car first thing in the morning, or when you buy a new car. No matter what car, always warm up your car. Let it run for a minimum 2 minutes before you start revving it and don’t surpass 2,000 RPM. Just drive normally.
In my opinion, the basics are knowing how to put air in your tire, change a tire, check your fluids and how to jumpstart a car. Those are the four basics you need to know when you have a car. You can never tell the future, you might be stranded somewhere and you’re not going to wait a hour for roadside assistance to change your tire. Learn the basics and owning a car will be so much easier.
Stop driving with one hand, you don’t look cool, nobody is impressed with your driving skills. You always need full control. You might have heard the saying that you need to drive “10 and 2”
That’s wrong. That’s what soccer moms do. You need to drive “9 and 3”
This is the best way to drive and you have more control of the car. Secondly, when you have an automatic that have paddle-shifters, that’s the only way you can shift.
Bitcoin is the new hot thing in the media and everyone is talking about it. Bitcoin went from $1000 a share earlier this year to almost $19,000. I’m going to give a quick summary on what it is, how to buy it and how to store it.
Bitcoin is the first decentralized currency. That means it has no government or entity behind it like the US Dollar or the Euro. It is all digital and it the best way to send money from one person to another. There is no banks in the middle so the fees are extremely low. Many people believe, including myself that crypto-currency is going to be the way of payment in the future. There are a lot of companies right now that use crypto-currency as a way of payment such as WordPress, Expedia, Cheapair and the list keeps on going. Bitcoin does have a lot of advantages, however the top 3 in my opinion are, you can send money easier with lower fees, transfer things faster, you’re account cannot get frozen, and lastly there are no arbitrary limits or prerequisites when it comes to buying Bitcoin. All you have to do is verify your account, prove your identity and buy Bitcoin.
When talking about buying, there are many ways to buy crytpo-currency. There is an exchange where you can buy Bitcoin, Lite-Coin, Ethereum and many other. When it comes to websites, there are many to choose from but my favorite is GDAX and Coinbase. They are the most user-friendly and give you the best customer service and they are both owned by the same company. Coinbase is a easier site to use, however GDAX has lower fees. In GDAX, their fees are from 0-.25% and Coinbase is about 1.25%. Now, in my opinion GDAX is a bit harder to use, but I do believe it’s worth the time to get familiar with and be able to use it. That way you don’t pay the fees that Coinbase charges. If you are a beginner, these are probably the ones you want to check out and invest in.
All these website that I talked about are just exchanges. You can always store your coins in these websites for a short period of time becuase you’re probably going to be trading them. However, if you are planning to be storing them for a long period of time, you need to get a physical-digital wallet. A reliable place to store them is the Ledger Nano S. Storing your coins in the exchange can be a little risky because it can get hacked and you can lose everything. There are a lot of apps out there that have this function, for example, Coinbase is not only an exchange, they also have a wallet integrated. I don’t like using apps, because I’m here for the long-run. I’d rather use the hardware.
In my opinion, the Ledger Nano S is what you need to use. This will run you about $67. I feel that this is the best way to go. You can still have access to your money right away, however you need a computer to view it. I feel phones can be hacked very easily so having something separate with all your money in is safer. In addition, it stores your private key in that device, so that means no one can hack it. It also is secured by a pin code that can be unlocked with the buttons on the device. Making this the most secure way to store and move around your money.
So it’s no surprise that sneakers are on the rise when it comes to style. Sadly, some of these options are ridiculously expensive. So I got to thinking and realized that most of these styles have an alternate shoe with the same aesthetic without having to drop the crazy prices. So today, I’ll be going over 5 shoe styles that are popular today and also give you some alternatives as well.
Personally, this is one of my favorite shoes when it comes to the Yeezy line-up. They aren’t like the Yeezy Boost that everyone and their mother are wearing right now. Secondly, they have a very simple and minimal design to them. You can usually get them for about $150-$200 when it comes to resale. Making them the cheapest sneaker on this list. But you can still can get the same style, for even cheaper than that.
The “Reebok Workout Plus” is a 1980s style sneaker that you can pick up for $80-$90. It even comes in the same color-way!
Raf Simons and Adidas collaborated and came up with this shoe that looks identical to the original Stan Smiths, except of the perforated lines there’s a “R” which bumps the price up to $400. Lucky for you, you can get a triple white Stan Smith, that looks exactly the same for only $85.
Unless you want to pay an extra $300 for a different side logo, this is the way to go.
If you do a little bit of research on your end, you can find almost the same design, as good of quality and sometimes even better for a fraction of the cost, once you remove the brand name. For example look at this Gucci necklace for $500.
I can get one from RoseGold&Black for like $50, that’s just as stylish.
However, since you are apart of our exclusive TMF Family, you do get access to our special page. And for the holidays they are running a huge sale. All you have to do is click “here“. Accessories are a must in a put together outfit and RoseGold&Black is your answer.
This is like one of those shoes that every man needs in his collection. Sad part is, most of us can’t get a pair because they retail for about $350. Personally, I never paid that much for a sneaker. I just went to MassDrop and picked up the Puro-White sneaker which looks exactly the same for only $90.
It’s the same white, minimal, full-leather design like the Common Projects, but you’re not paying that hefty price.
We all know Yeezy’s are on the comedown. The value of these shoes are decreasing simnifically. However, they are still extremely expensive. You can get a pair of Yeezy Creme or Breds for around $500. Instead, buy the Ultra Boosts.
You can get the triple whites or black for around $200. They have a similar silhouette and you’re getting the same materials and the boost technology for a fraction of the price of the Yeezy.
This has to be the most hyped sneaker of the Nike and Off-White collaboration and the price reflects on that being at almost $ 1,500. However, you don’t have to pay that much. This pair was inspired by the OG Jordan 1.
It’s literally almost the same shoe, you have the same color way and shoe, but without all the Off-White branding. The only sad part is that OG pair has gone up in price because of the collaboration but you can still get them for about $400, which is still almost one-third the price of the Off-White Jordan.
Personally, I am always looking out for my TMF Fam and for 2018, I want to sure you guys are the most stylish and attractive on out there. To the point where you’re just going to be stealing other people’s girls. But back to the subject at hand, I was in the mall recently and the amount of bad hairstyles I saw made me cringe. So today, I’m going to be showing the top 6 ugliest hairstyles men should definitely be avoiding.
Obviously made popular by Justin Bieber himself, this is a typical haircut someone would get in elementary school, but it’s time to outgrow the Biebs. Long story short, it makes you look like a mushroom. All you have to do is push your hair back. Add a little bit of volume and some product and the difference will be astronomical.
This hairstyle was made popular by Shia LaBeouf, now being ricked by Post Malone. This is a hairstyle you definitely want to avoid. In essence, the hairstyle does not scream “sexy’ at all. I know for a fact you want to be breaking necks everywhere you go, so this hairstyle isn’t an option for you.
There is only one group of people that rock this hairstyle, and that’s African-Americans. Any other person with a flat-top just looks weird.
This just looks disproportional and it’s outdated since it was only popular in the early 2000’s by the one and only Pauly D. So if you rock that hairstyle today, you just look out of place. If you want something equivalent, try something like a skin fade with an undercut.
Trust me…the girls will thank you.
It’s unnatural, abrupt and it just doesn’t flow. I just hope this trend never comes back.
Usually this consists of a lot of hair falling in front of your face. Which is supposed to give you the appearance of being dark, shady and depressed. Besides all that, the worst part about this cut is that it hides your best feature. Your face! That’s what girls want you to see, when it’s covered by your hair, it doesn’t look good. If you want something similar, try the fringe cut.
Get a taper on the sides and make sure the hair in the front doesn’t go past your eyes and that’s a hundred times better.
The New Year is coming in fast and I want you to be the most stylish man that you can be. Let’s make the TMF “fam” one of the stylish ones this year. So today, we are going to go over the top style trends for 2018 seen by the major fashion houses so make sure you keep an eye out! Quick Disclaimer: All of these are just trends, I don’t make them so there are some I don’t agree with. Let’s Begin!
This is basically the new backpack. I was in Europe the other day and literally every where I was looking, there was a guy rocking these types of bags. These are definitely going to pick up for the new year. Am I a fan of it? Not really.
Recently, a lot of the colors for Spring and Summer have been neutral. Well now, a lot of color blocking was seen on the runway. So it looks like vibrant colors are back for S/S 2018.
I don’t think this one is a surprise. This has been on for a couple of seasons now and it looks like it’s not going away anytime soon. Brands like Adidas, Nike, Umoro are all great for athletic wear however the only downside, it gets pricey. If you are online shopping, I strongly suggest you download this free extension called Honey.
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Tagging along with the athletic wear, a lot of sports team “repping” was seen on the streets of Milan and Paris. Which makes sense, a lot of athletes are becoming style icons themselves which are influencing the culture like David Beckham, Dwayne Wade, Russell Westbrook.
As if the wave wasn’t picking up already. A lot of loose trousers were seen during Fashion Week. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of them, I’m still going to stick with the tailored trouser becuase it does make guys look better. However, it does seem like it’s making a comeback and I wouldn’t be surprised in 1-2 years from now if that’s the norm.
Not that black is ever gone or ever unstylish. But you would never wear it during Spring or Summer, it’s just not the color of the season. Now, it seems like it is. It was the trending color for both Balmain and Alexander McQueen. So expect a lot of black in H&M, Zara and Pacsun for the next couple of season.
Definitely not a easy look to pull off without looking like some kind of mobster but a lot of fashion designers had it on stage for next year’s collection. So it’s safe to say that it’s going to be a popular color palette for next year.
1. YOU ARE TOO ROUGH WITH YOUR HAIR
This is one of the most common and dangerous mistakes men make. You are in a hurry in the morning trying to get ready and you scrape the living daylights out of your scalp in efforts to clean up fast.
To the untrained professional you’re probably like…meh, that’s no big deal. The reality is, that in the long term you could be weakening your hair follicles and increasing your risk of dandruff.
2. APPLYING YOUR STYLING PRODUCT ON WET HAIR
This is a rookie mistake tons of young guys make. The biggest issue is that your soaking wet hair will dilute the product and its’ effects on your hair. So it wont have the hold, shone, and malleability you were looking for.
You should make sure you towel dry your hair until its damp before applying your product for maximum effectiveness.
3. NOT USING THE RIGHT HAIR PRODUCT FOR YOUR HAIR
Everyone’s hair has different thickness, texture, color, and amount all play a role as to which product you should use. Add the factor of the specific style you want to achieve and you can quickly see why there isn’t a one size fits all when it comes to hair products.
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4. USING TOO MUCH HEAT
Keep in mind that heat will completely fry your hair and cause irreversible damage. This is one of the major factors that gives you split ends and forces you to trim down your hair. This means you need to start using a pre-styler or some kind of heat protectant. Most of them do a great job by adding more volume to the finished product and make thin hair look thicker.
5. CHANGE UP YOUR HAIRSTYLE
I am a living proof of this. I rocked the bald fade for about fifteen years of my life. Not only was it boring, but it was dated. It was time to change. A lot of guys fall into this trap. Whether it be they are too lazy to try something new or too comfortable and don’t want to explore outside the box. You just don’t want to be rocking that same old boring haircut. An updated hairstyle can be intimidating since you don’t know what’s going to look good. I always recommend the side-part, it looks good on almost every face shape, or the crew-cut, the slick-back, as these are classic hairstyles that look great on any guy.
Confidence is something we all struggle with. When you really need it most, especially in an uncomfortable situation like a presentation, an interview, talking to that one girl that you like. Times where confidence essential, it disappears. Well today you’re going to fight that off by showing you a couple of brain tricks. Things you can do mentally, to instantly boost your confidence.
This is a good fundamental place to start. We tend to think that we’re the only ones with insecurities with doubts in our head and caring what other people think. In reality, these thoughts are normal, everyone has them. No matter how successful or beautiful that person is, at their core, they’re just human. Most likely, they care about what you think of them.
Every morning, just take a couple of minutes and visualize how you want that day to be. Especially if you have something big going on that day. Hard work, courageous, confidence, grateful, whatever it is, think about how you want to be that day. When you open your eyes, you’re going to feel a boost of energy and ready to take on the day. Go ahead, give it a shot tomorrow morning!
I’m going to have to tell you this, I am a style blogger after all. Undoubtably, dressing better will boost your confidence, no body can argue that. Waking up in the morning, putting on that perfect fit, slapping on that Vincero watch on my wrist and taking on my day. I just feel this boost of confidence in me and I feel on top of the world. Probably becuase I’m wearing such a sexy timepiece and I know how many compliments I’m going to get. In addition, it just looks so classy and well designed that it makes my wrist look rich without having to spend a lot of money. Regardless, Vincero is a brand I think every man should invest in, at least once in their lifetime.
Think of it as a Christmas gift to yourself. Reward yourself for the great year you just had. Your outfit will be instantly elevated with an elegant timepiece on your wrist. With an Vincero watch, you’re getting the quality of a $1000 watch for only a tenth of the price. On top of that, we have a discount code for you guys too. All you have to do is type in “TMF” for a huge discount! So if you want a confidence booster, if you want to feel and dress better, get yourself a Vincero watch!
I can tell you this from personal experience. I recently went on a 12 day trip to Europe and then I had to come back to work, catch up with all of my videos and work. Therefore, I hadn’t been to the gym in about 3 weeks. Believe me when I said that I felt it. I was sluggish and my energy was at a all time low. Last night, I was finally able to hit the gym and I feel like a completely different person. I feel energetic, full of energy and on top of the world. That’s just from one day back. Imagine if you did this everyday.
People can determine a lot about your self-confidence by the way you walk. Is your walk slow, tired and just painful to watch? You know when you see that, that person isn’t feeling themselves that day. However, confident people have a certain “pep to their step” that you can definitely see from a mile away. They walk with a purpose, like that have places to be, people to see, they look important.
A lot of times, your confidence is attacked by yourself. Throughout the day, you have thousands of thoughts going through your brain. Some are good and some are bad. The key is not let those bad ones get to you and strip you of your confidence. As soon as you have a negative thought, you want to catch it and replace it with a positive one. A good trick is to wear a rubber band, as soon as you have a bad thought, pull it back and let go of the rubber band. It’s going to give you a light sting, but it’s going to start reconditioning your brain every time you have negative thought. Therefore, you’re going to have less negative thoughts!
There’s nothing like being in love, or at least thinking that you’re in love. I know the feeling, you have a crush, you’re in love with them, you want to be with them but you’re too scared to say something. Well today, I’m going to make that easy for you.
You probably have social media, which you can use to get your crush to notice you. If you want to get her interest, you need to look as attractive as possible in your pictures. From my experience, a picture with good, direct sunlight can make any guy look sexier. It brightens up your face, it gives you a natural beautiful glow and it makes your teeth look whiter!
People find you more attractive when you’re surrounded by other people. Post pictures with you’re friends, when you’re out having a good time so it’s not just selfies of you. Then when sees you, she’s automatically going to be more attracted because you seem like a popular, cool, fun guy that’s she’s going to love to be with.
If you have a lean body, wear clothing that shows this off. This is the male equivalent of “thirst trapping”. It’s easy, it doesn’t take that much style. Grab a great t-shirt that fits right, like our ESTNLS tee. However, if you can’t get your hands on a perfect t-shirt, then a plain tee from H&M will do. All these shirts that contour your body do a great job of showing off your physique and spark her interest. You can also wear a bracelet or a watch to make your forearms look bigger. When your arms have something tight around the wrist, it tends to make your veins pop and look more muscular.
Bracelets from ROSEGOLD & BLACK are perfect for that. Why? Because they are adjustable. Almost all of their bracelets are adjustable and can give you the perfect fit and they fit almost any wrist size. On top of that, they are running a crazy sale, they hiked up the discount code just for you guys! If you click “here” it will be linked to my special page and it’s going to showcase all of my favorite jewelry with a heavy discount!
Out of all 6 tips, this one is going to take some….”juevos”. But just grow a pair and give your crush a compliment. This is the easiest way to make them feel good for themselves and associate that good feeling with the person that gave them the compliment. Which is you…which mean that’s good. Although it’s nice to compliment someone’s appearance, women love it so much more if you compliment their choices (hairstyle,clothes,shoes) rather than something they were given (eyes, height, body shape). For example, it would sound better if you told a woman “I love your outfit” rather than “Wow..you’re hot”
People in school, offices, public assemblies, etc. always rush to the back row because they feel insecure. That fear of being noticed, instantly reflects on your lack of confidence. Break the norm! Sit in the first row and show your extreme confidence. This will help two things, you’re going to work on that fear and over come it. In addition, you’re crush is going to notice you and be like “Damn..this guy has juevos!”
A white smile is super attractive to your crush and like I’ve said before, it shows good personal hygiene. When someone has a nice smile, it shows that person that you take care of yourself. No girl wants to be seen with a man who has yellow and dirty teeth. Don’t be that guy. Keep those pearly whites in top notch shape.