Make Small-Scale Changes to Reach Long-Term Goals

So you've determined that as an imperfect being (aka a human) you may have a few things to work on. Now it's time to put this admirable level of self-awareness to good use. Personal goals and resolutions are worthy endeavors, but they can also be daunting and discouraging if you don't have a game plan to help you set…

How To Cook And Eat Like The Adult You Are

Hey, Guy on a First-Name Basis with the Drive-Thru Guy (and, Guy Staring into the Supermarket Freezer — this is for you, too). Stop with the frozen dinners, the greasy bags of processed "food," and the nightly takeout. You're an adult. Eat like one. You can and should be cooking more of your meals. If that thought…

Here's How To Enjoy The Playoffs When Your Team's Season Is Over

When the Novocain of March Madness wears off, a significant portion of basketball fans will be left facing the painful reality that their pro team's season is over. Fear not, fans! Embracing a multitude of teams and narratives is now a perfectly acceptable alternative to the tribalism of yesteryear. If your team is on…

A Valentine's Day Playbook For The Multitasking Basketball Fan

Are you one of those long-term-relationship guys with delusions of Valentine's Day laziness? Do thoughts like, "She regularly sees me in my laundry-day underwear; the romance is gone," or, "A night of leftover takeout and a Breaking Bad marathon is romantic" float through your brain? Well, you're wrong. Despite the…

10 Ways Diehards Can Help Basketball Rookies Appreciate The Game

I'm a New York City transplant by way of Massachusetts, so sometimes I join a diehard group of New Englanders at a local bar to watch a game. Normally, it's a good time. Until, that is, the "casual fan friend" shows up. You know the type — they can't tell the difference between the mid-court circle and the charity…

An Illustrated Guide to Hosting a Non-Sucky Football-Watching Party

When it comes to hosting game-day parties, you have two options. You can go the jayvee route, where people sit around a cramped living room watching one TV that may or may not be showing an entertaining game, eating boring food and generally wishing that they had stayed home. The hosts of such parties get an…

Ask Two Fantasy Experts How to Perfect Your Week 14 Lineup [Updated]

[Update: comments are now closed.] Micah James here with my colleague Russell S. Baxter, and we, along with State Farm, want to welcome you to Week 14! At this point, you probably have a good idea of whether your fantasy team has made the league’s playoffs or not. We’re guessing that if you’re here today it is because…