There exists a common stereotype that big men are jolly. In fact, recent research suggests that significantly proportioned people who carry the FTO gene (responsible for keeping some of us larger people large) are less susceptible to becoming depression.
Tamagotchi. Myspace. RipStiks. A push is currently underway to revive these foregone fads of yesteryear. However, some trends are better left in the past. But what about today’s high-tech gizmos? What are the latest and greatest high tech gadgets out there that will help us big men improve our lives? And will these new-fangled fads withstand the test of time, or should they be relegated to the waste-bin of history? In this article we investigate three of the latest pieces of gadgetry on the market. We will weigh up whether they are a 'yea or nay' when it comes to enhancing our lives as big men.
Why does the modern Aussie big man struggle to shop for himself when it comes to buying fashion? Sure, he may be well versed in buying the latest gadgets for his home entertainment system or those much needed tools for completing projects around the home. However, when it comes to buying big man fashion essentials, the average Aussie big guy could do with a little help.
Mark Manson’snot so subtlety entitled work has already received a mention in one of our previousblogs. However, we decided that this self-help tome is so important for us big blokes to read that it deserves it’s very own treatment. Welcome to the very first (of hopefully many) big man book reviews!
We big guys can set ourselves up for success this year, whether that be in relation to health, relationships, finance or career goals by avoiding the trap of a standard New Year’s resolution. Most importantly, we have to enjoy the process of self-improvement (and look good whilst doing so).
Ahhh, it’s the holidays. Time to relax. Now thattravel restrictionsare all but completely lifted, it’s time to find yourself on a beach somewhere soaking up the sunshine. However, as big men, we might feel a bit anxious about disrobing at the beach. Especially if we think we are going to be judged by others based on our appearance.
Gravitas. Charisma. Sex Appeal. Today’s leading men have to have it all. It’s not uncommon for the top male actors of today to spend hours in the gym every day pumping and preening to ensure they exude as much machismo in their performances as possible. Men want to look like them and women just want them. But there is another kind of male star. One that can steal the spotlight with their wit, their charm, or just their unforgettable magnetism. Welcome to the world of Big Men on the small screen.
The humble BBQ. Forget your flambé. Forget your sous vide. The BBQ is the original food cooking technology. And today, there is something still quite primal about flaming chunks of tasty, meaty goodness over an open fire.
In Part I we took a look at how throughout history being a big man has always been associated with power. Furthermore, we found it was much the same in today’s modern business world: having greater physical stature still lends itself to being more influential. In this article we continue our efforts to uncover big business men who left their mark on society. So, let’s take a look big man New York City property developer turned politician as well as a big man robber baron.
Bit of a History lesson for you: throughout the course of human history, bigness has always been equated with power. Indeed, in a tribe, the name ‘Big Man’ is used to refer to a highly influential male (especially in Polynesia). There are two main reasons why men with larger physical presence are traditionally thought of as more powerful leaders. One is fighting ability. The other is their ability to procure sufficient sustenance, a key sign of status and wealth in traditional communities. And a recent study has shown that being big in business carries much of the same symbolism and payoffs for big men.