1. Buy high quality tools, so you only have to buy them once
2. Keep a change of clothes at the office
3. Never hit anyone unless they are an immediate threat
4. Every hat should serve a purpose
5. Never take a woman to the movies on the first date
6. Nothing looks more bad-ass than a well-tailored suit
7. Always look a person in the eyes when you talk to them
8. Buy a plunger before you need a plunger
9. Exercise makes you happy; run, lift, and play sports
10. Brush your teeth before you put on your tie
11. A small part of your paycheck should directly go into your savings account every month
12. Call mom and dad every week
13. Give a firm handshake
14. Give compliments
15. Never leave a pint unfinished
16. You can tell the size of a man by the size of the things that bother him
17. Be conscious of your body language
18. Always stand to shake someone’s hand
19. Never lend anything you can’t afford to lose
20. Ask more than you answer; everyone likes to talk about themselves
21. Go for women out of your league, you may end up surprised
22. Not only take care of yourself but others as well
23. Go with the decision that will make for a good story
24. When you walk, look to the horizon, not at your feet
25. Nice guys don’t finish last, boring guys do
26. Find your passion and figure out how to get paid for it
27. No matter their job status, everyone deserves your respect
28. The most important thing you can learn is personal responsibility; bad things happen, it’s up to you to overcome them
29. The first one to get angry loses
30. A man does what needs to be done without complaining
31. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and change the future
32. Never stop learning
33. Always go out dressed like you’ll meet the love of your life
34. Don’t change yourself just to make someone happy
35. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room
36. Luck favors the prepared; where attention goes, energy flows
37. Women find confidence sexy as hell
38. Words are cheap
39. Remember your promises
40. No one is on their deathbed wishing they spent more time at work
Antonio Valente was recently interviewed by Harold Luxury for Men. Here is a small snippet from the Q & A:
H: What makes your creative juices flow?
AV: Everyday life. Listening to people. Observing pop culture.
H: Which designer would you say completely emulates your style?
AV: Tom Ford meets Etro
H: What’s in your bathroom cabinet?
AV: AG gel, Kenzo eau de toilette, Aveda soap and shampoo for men.
H: What’s on your phone background?
AV: My daughter put a picture of Avery, her cat.
Concerns over safety conditions in garment factories sourced by U.S. retailers were revived Wednesday when a factory collapsed in Bangladesh, killing at least 199 people and injuring hundreds.
Read the full length article on CNN.com.
Small everyday choices can make a world of difference, especially if we are armed with information about what we are being sold.Here are some common everyday choices that can add up to positive environmental sums.
Many products, for example personal care, make-up and cleaning products, have toxic ingredients that not only threaten the environment but also our health. To download a list of toxic ingredients that are commonly used in everyday products, visit the Environmental Defence site where they have a shopper’s guide for personal care products.
If you are concerned about your food then the Clean 15 / Dirty Dozen list shows which non-organic foods are safest to eat while also listing which non-organic foods have the heaviest levels of pesticides. Also keep in mind that cows are not meant to eat grain but grass! Healthy beef comes from grass fed cows.
It wasn’t always like this.
The turning point in the United States was the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, when 146 garment workers — mostly women seamstresses — were burned to death when an exit gate was purposely locked… For the first time, laws were enacted almost overnight to require sprinkler systems, fire exits that opened outward and could not be locked, and fire safety inspections became the norm — all of which was opposed by Wall Street.
With legislation to protect worker rights, the labor movement emerged, and by the Forties sweatshops were wiped out in the United States. The middle class was built and living standards rose.
A hundred years later, we are racing backward.
For the entire article, visit Think Tank: Sweatshop Garments Drag All of Us Down.
Many people ask what happens to the left over pieces of fabric after a shirt is cut. Many of the pieces are donated to the Toronto Jewish Quilting Project, which has been hand sewing quilts, since 2004, for people touched by cancer. The Angel Quilt Project is a world wide phenomenon that donates a loving and supportive gesture to families in Canada, the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom for various worthwhile reasons.