Dogs’ incredible sense of smell is indisputable.  These tail-waggers are not only adorable pets, they have also been used for centuries for hunting because their noses are much better at finding prey or food than ours.  Today, specially-trained dogs help us find everything from bombs to illegal drugs, and even diseases such as diabetes and certain cancers, by simply using their sniffers!

Dogs’ abilities to sniff out cancers has been reported over the years.  There was case involving a Border Collie/Doberman Pinscher mix that relentlessly sniffed and nipped at a single mole on her owner’s leg which turned out to be malignant.  Another case was that of Nancy Best and her dog Mia which kept on sniffing and pouncing on her right breast.  When Nancy examined the spot, she noticed a lump.  Her doctor recommended a biopsy which came back positive of Stage II breast cancer. Continue reading


Prostate cancer is a serious disease that affects the prostate, that walnut-sized gland responsible for producing semen.  It is the most common non-skin cancer among men and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.  The cause of this malignant menace remains unknown but experts suggest it is likely to be a complex mix of multiple factors including age, genetics, race, diet and lifestyle.

If the prospect of incontinence, erectile dysfunction and testicular pain (the common symptoms of prostate cancer) scare you, start taking care of your jizz-maker while you still can.  While we cannot stop the aging process or alter our genetic makeup, we can very much change some aspects of our lifestyle to lower our risk to prostate cancer.  We list down some preventative measures that will help keep your precious gland in tip top shape and lethal cancer at bay. Continue reading


Self pleasure is a very common sexual act for most men.  Whether single or in a relationship, majority of healthy men engage in this one-handed activity for quick gratification as well as for a host of other reasons including relief from stress, getting better sleep and eliminating risk of STDs.

An extensive study conducted by the Harvard Medical School gives men more reason to justify their self-sex habits or ejaculation in general.  Findings of the 18-year-long survey involving 32,000 men (3,839 of whom were diagnosed with prostate cancer during the time) reveal that guys who masturbate, engage in sex and ejaculate almost every day have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Continue reading


Did you know that a large number of men and women think they suffer from dandruff when in fact they have dry scalp?  And we bet most of them don’t even know the difference!  Blame it on irresponsible advertising which brainwashed us to grab a bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo the instance white flakes start falling off our heads.  Unfortunately, using the wrong treatment can make either of the conditions worse.

While dandruff and dry scalp may both exhibit flaking accompanied by itching scalp, there is a huge difference between them.  Read on and help identify what condition you are suffering from and how to best deal with it. Continue reading



If suits, shirts and ties came only in black and white, life would be so much simpler for suit-wearing men. Then again, that would also make the world look like one big, never-ending cocktail party. The variety in colors in men’s wear reflects the variety of occasions a man might go through in his life. Weddings, business affairs, black-tie events, daytime parties, night time parties – it’s endless.

And so are the potential permutations for suit-and-tie combos. Not all permutations work. How do you know which ones do and which ones don’t? Our handy guide below will make things so much simpler for you, dear coat-wearing companion. You’re free to break the rules of fashion but only do so when you know the actual rules, we always say. Continue reading


Have you seen that shampoo commercial with a dude sporting  shiny, luscious and ultra feminine locks apparently because he used a women’s shampoo? While the satirical ad only aims to generate some laughs and is very unlikely to happen in reality, its message, that using women’s products may not give men the best results, is quite accurate.

Men’s hair is very different from women’s hair. Guys usually have thicker and coarser strands than women. The male scalp also produces more oils and sebum which makes men’s hair more greasy and their scalps more susceptible to dandruff. This means that women’s shampoo may be enough to completely cleanse girls’ manes but may be found wanting when it comes to cleaning men’s hair. Not to mention the fact that most women’s hair care products have very feminine floral scents. Continue reading