The call comes in at 1330 hours one recent hot, dusty afternoon in the heart of the Sunni Triangle. Ambush. A Humvee, call sign Hardrock Six, 3rd Infantry Division, hit flush by a rocket-propelled grenade. Two soldiers are down, one "urgent," one "priority." Urgent means loss of life, limb, or eyesight; priority means loss of blood. Precisely 5 minutes later, our UH-60 Black Hawk medevac lifts off from Balad Air Base, 12 miles away. It soars over the blue-tiled roof of the mosque personally designed by Saddam Hussein, banks left, and within seconds clears the concertina wire surrounding Logistical Support Area Anaconda."No matter how many times you do it, you still pucker once you get over the wire," says one of the helicopter's pilots, Chief Warrant Officer Lance Duensing. Duensing is handsome, square-jawed, towheaded — not quite a buzz cut. He looks as if he'd prefer to be flushing quail near his home in the East Texas hill country. The pilot in command, Chief Warrant Officer … [Read more...] about The Doctors of War
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Editor's note: This article is an excerpt from Men, Love, & Sex: The Complete User's Guide for Women by Men's Health's Editor-in-Chief, David Zinczenko. In it, thousands of men confess their well-guarded secrets about how they think and behave. The object of this article for you is to print it out and leave it somewhere where your wife or girlfriend will see it, and read it. That way, she'll learn why you act and behave the way you do, so both of you can communicate better. Question for the women: Why don't you ask men for advice on relationship problems? (Respondents could choose more than one.) Men don't understand: 19% They can't relate: 16% They're poor listeners: 15% They never know the right thing to say: 12% They don't give good advice: 7% They're too busy looking down my shirt: 4% Some other reason: 34% No reason: 25%A few months ago, Davis, a … [Read more...] about When She Just Doesn’t Get You
In a recent chat with a newly single girlfriend, we got into a heated debate over pubic hair. I was shocked and horrified to learn that she doesn’t fully wax down there. "Trust me,” I lectured her. “Men expect women to be hairless.”She wasn't exactly biting, so to prove my point I took the debate to Facebook. I asked my 3,000 friends to weigh in, and the results were shocking. Out of the 100 public comments and another 20 private messages, 90% of the straight men polled were vehemently against the all-bald look on their women.As a woman who has been going completely bare down there since Carrie Bradshaw first endorsed it—"I feel like I'm nothing but walking sex," she oh-so-accurately declared in a 2000 episode of Sex and the City—I was disheartened by the reaction from the guys."I do think the Kojak look has past its prime," says Mark, 44. "Au naturel is making a comeback and I, for one, am happy to have it."Mark's comment was echoed over and … [Read more...] about Is Pubic Hair Making a Comeback?
SO JERRY SANDUSKY'S letters leaked last month. In them the former Penn State assistant football coach—serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting 10 young boys—whines that he has been unfairly convicted, plans to appeal his sentence, and vows to “continue to battle until the last whistle blows.” When I read this news it called to my mind Elliot*, whom I met last year on a glorious late-summer day in a coffee shop not far from Pittsburgh. Elliot was visibly struggling to contain his emotions that afternoon. His voice remained placid, murmur-soft, and flat enough to slip through a mail slot. But his thick black hair, cropped short, seemed to stand on end atop his scrunched, boyish face. It was the mention of Sandusky, of Penn State, of Joe Paterno that did it.Earlier that morning, August 24, 2012, in a Philadelphia courtroom, an 18-year-old identified as “Victim Number One” had filed suit against Penn State University. The … [Read more...] about Fighting Past the Shame
Male friendship is on the rebound, and we have the data to prove it. An American Sociological Review survey found that back in 2004, the average man had barely more than two people in his life he could discuss important matters with. But judging from our 2012 poll of 7,600 guys conducted with the social network MeetMe, men are starting to do a better job of bonding. For starters, we now have 4.8 close friends.This is good news. “In general, men with more friendships live longer, healthier lives,” says Geoffrey Greif, Ph.D., the author of Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships. So managing your social life is as important as managing your diet or your gym schedule. (This is no joke. Check out how how your social circle helps you relieve stress.) Below is what our exclusive survey found—see how your friendships stack up. Number of close friends the average guy has: 4.8Percentage of guys who see their closest friends at least weekly: 74The primary ways guys stay in … [Read more...] about SURVEY: The Average Man and His Friends
All of us have pretty good ideas about what's sabotaging our waistlines, our bottom lines, and our EKG lines. But do we act on that knowledge? In preparation for the new year, the editors of this magazine asked themselves that difficult question. Hey, if we can't stick to life-altering resolutions, where do we come off telling you to? That's why we (and a few of our writers) spent a month testing 16 of the magazine's most powerful tips, following the guidance of our brainiest experts. From shoveling down more fiber and training barefoot to learning to meditate and quitting porn, we committed to our life changers. And now we're not turning back. Make 2012 your finest vintage—a new you that'll make current you seem, well, so 2011.Go on a Sleep CycleThe Tester: Stressed executive suffering from middle-of-the-night wake-ups and poor sleep qualityThe Goal: Consistently solid shut-eye. The problem is called "poor sleep consolidation, " says W. Christopher Winter, M.D., medical director … [Read more...] about 16 Life-Changing Strategies
Alpha Wife: a powerful, perfectly put-together multitasking machine who thrives on being at the top of her game at every moment.Sound familiar? Maybe even like you? That's not surprising: The number of alpha wives is on the rise. A 2008 Pew Research Center survey on decision making in the typical American household found that when it comes to having the final say on everything from how to spend the weekend to which major purchases to make, women call the shots in 43 percent of couples. In contrast, men were the decision makers in 26 percent of couples, while 31 percent said they share control. The imbalance of power and responsibility may be even more pronounced among the 25 percent of women who, according to a 2007 report by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, out-earn their partners (up from 17.8 percent 10 years ago)."These stats don't surprise me at all," says Scott Haltzman, M.D., a clinical assistant professor at Brown University and author of Secrets of Happily … [Read more...] about Control and Power in Relationships: Is Being an Alpha Wife Ruining Your Life?
Your new protégée is smart, young, ambitious, loyal.and beautiful. Are you manager enough to handle it? Chloe was 22, an art-history major wanting to explore a career in finance. More important, she was the daughter of one of Tom's most important clients. The 38-year-old money manager had an open head count, so he offered her an internship, sight unseen. Then he saw her sights. "She was a dead ringer for Audrey Tautou -- big, dark eyes and jet-black hair, perfect mouth," says Tom. "She was smart, she was funny, but she was also flirty. I was flattered." Chloe handled her work like a pro but didn't know squat about office politics. "At the end of the day, she'd walk into my office with a sigh, throw herself down on the couch, and ask about the photos on my wall, which I'd taken in 17 countries," says Tom. "She knew a lot about art and photography, and I was hungry for that kind of discussion. It was easy to get carried away." The other staffers saw … [Read more...] about Flirting (with Potential)