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First, read this, then come back: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/24/war-on-men/

Many of you have been waiting for days for our read on this sensational, but true set of observations by Suzanne Venker.

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The 5 Women Who Will "Ruin Your Game"

They are the bane of your social life - ruining your best efforts at attracting women. And they may not even know they're doing it.

Of course you know who I'm talking about, even though we tend not to complain about it or mention it to others - especially women. Especially THOSE women.

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Stopping Men Who Want to "One-Up" You

You have all been there. Whether it's regarding women or work, and he's a man who thinks you were born yesterday, and he wants to "One-Up" you.

You may know him well, barely know him, or don't know him at all, you sense just a little too late that he's already gotten one over on you, poached the woman, pilfered your information, or even robbed you blind.

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It's the age-old question of what motivates us.

One of the ways of looking at a guy who seems to have a problem with motivation is this: is he even interested in what he is trying to get motivated to do?

And if he isn't motivated, could it potentially be that what he tries to set himself about doing is wrong for him, not suited to him, won't in the end be the reward he really wants if successful, and therefore it's all for the best that he not be motivated at that item?

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Crucial Phrases for Men - With Women and Work

I have a very odd friend. He texts people to ask if they would like to meet up to do some social events, and he writes to them such things as, "I'd be delighted if you could join me at..." The same evening or at the latest, the next morning, he tells them "what a great pleasure it was to meet up." Wait. Maybe the fact that he does this is not "typical," but perhaps it's what "normal" really is, or should be. At the very least, it is a habit of courtesy, and at its best, it's very POWERFUL.

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Killing the Golden Goose

There once was a farmer who discovered, miraculously that one of his hens had the ability to lay eggs made of gold. He and his wife would gather these eggs and take them to the city, to find they were soon growing quite rich.

But an interesting and common thing happened - they became greedy, and tried to find ways to force the hen to lay even more golden eggs more rapidly.

Finally, at wits end with trying ways to speed up the riches, they cut the hen open, figuring that there must be even more gold inside if they were so magically able to hatch golden eggs.

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We all have varying degrees of tolerance for being criticized, and for how much, when, where and why to associate with coworkers, bosses and friends. As the world economy sputters and missteps - leaving many "trapped" in their current work environment - it sure would be handy to have a quick guide to recognizing the various brands of unavoidable criticism, while being aware of how to be a better, more constructive critic of others.

Perhaps one of the ultimate quotes for men on the topic of courage is that from Teddy Roosevelt's famous speech:

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