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The Ultimate Suit Wearing Cheat Sheet Every Man Needs

The Ultimate Suit Wearing Cheat Sheet Every Man Needs

Aside from being heavy drinkers and womanizers, what do Barney Stinson, James Bond and Don Draper have in common? They all look suave, thanks to their ability to wear a suit, which is the trademark of the professional man.

Now you may be thinking to yourself that you’ve never looked anywhere near as dashing as these men when wearing your suit and you’re probably right but not for the reason you’re thinking. If you want to look sharp, smart and put-together then you need to pay attention to the finer details of suit wearing.

Too many men wear a suit improperly and therefore don’t look nearly as good as they can. Common mistakes like wearing pants that are too long, jacket sleeves that are too short, improperly matching your tie to your shirt, using the wrong tie knot are just among a few of the many mistakes you’re possibly making.

But fear not! Read our ultimate suit wearing cheat sheet below so that you can dress to impress and walk into a room allowing your presence to be felt.

The 10 Suit Wearing Rules Every Man Needs to Know

Ten Rules Suit Wearing

    Ten Rules to Suit Wearing

      Common Suit Features

      Mens Suits and Their FeaturesMen's Suit Buttons Men's Suits LapelsMen's Suits SleevesMen's Suits VestsSuit Pockets

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          How Your Suit Should Fit

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          Infographic to Help You Learn How a Suit Should Fit

            Visual Guide to How Your Suit Should Fit

            How a Suit Should Fit Visual

              How to Dress Dapper in the Modern Age
              Dress Daper in the Modern Age

                Guide to Wearing a Suit

                Look stylish with this suit wearing guide

                  The Discerning Gentleman’s Guide To Suit Tailoring  

                  A Guide For Men On Suit Tailoring

                    What Type of Cut Suits You?

                    Suit Cuts

                      The Perfect Modern Suit

                      Guide to the Perfect Modern Suit

                        Dressing for the Occasion

                        Suit wearing by occasion

                          5 Common Formal Pocket Square Folds for Your Tuxedo

                          Formal Pocket Square Folds

                            How to Fold a Pocket Square

                            How to Fold a Pocket Square

                              Matching Your Suit, Shirt and Tie Like a Pro

                              Matching Shirt Suit Tie

                                Dress Shirt Anatomy

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                                Anatomy of a Dress Shirt

                                  The Perfect White Shirt by Occasion

                                  White Shirt by Occasion

                                    Types of Shirt Collars

                                    the collar types a shirt can have

                                      Picking the Right Shirt Collar by Face Shape

                                      Your face shape determines the shirt collar

                                        Basic Shirt Cuff Types

                                        Basic Shirt Cuffs

                                          Men’s Dress Shirt Alterations

                                          Men's Shirt Alterations

                                            How to Fold a Dress Shirt

                                            How to Fold a Dress Shirt

                                              How to Match Shirt and Tie Patterns

                                              Match patterned shirts and ties

                                                The Correct Way to Wear a Tie

                                                The proper way to wear a tie

                                                  Right Classic Tie Knot for Your Face

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                                                  Right Tie Style for Face Shape

                                                    How to Tie a Tie: Classic Knots

                                                    How to Tie a Tie Classic Knot

                                                      How to Tie a Tie: New Knots

                                                      How to Tie a Tie

                                                        Simple Guide to Tie Bars

                                                        Guide to Tie Bars

                                                          Ultimate Guide to the Bowtie

                                                          Everything You Need to Know About Bowties

                                                            When to Wear These 5 Common Bow Tie Shapes

                                                            Five Common Bowtie Shapes

                                                              How Pants Should Fit

                                                              Dress Pants

                                                                Men’s Dress Pant Alterations

                                                                Men's Dress Pants Altertaions

                                                                  A Simple Guide to Men’s Belts

                                                                  Guide to Men's Belts

                                                                    The Ultimate Guide to Dress Shoes

                                                                    Ultimate Guide to Dress Shoes

                                                                      Shoe Jargon Explained

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                                                                      Difference in shoe jargon

                                                                        Matching Your Dress Shoes and Suit

                                                                        How to match suits to your suit

                                                                          How to Fold a Suit

                                                                          Folding a Suit Jacket Properly

                                                                            How to Dress like “Mad Men”

                                                                            How to Dress like Mad Men

                                                                              Suit Up Like Barney Stinson

                                                                              How to look like Barney Stinson

                                                                                How to Dress like Bond, James Bond

                                                                                How James Bond Wears a Suit

                                                                                  History of Men’s Suits

                                                                                  History of Men's Suits

                                                                                    Now that you have a good idea of how to wear a suit as well as how to accessorize, it’s time to go out and make some heads turn. Leave a comment if you have any additional tips or send a photo with you rocking your new look!

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                                                                                    Last Updated on August 12, 2019

                                                                                    12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health

                                                                                    12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health

                                                                                    Nutrition plays a vital role in brain function and staying sharp into the golden years. Personally, my husband is going through medical school, which is like a daily mental marathon. Like any good wife, I am always looking for things that will boost his memory fortitude so he does his best in school.

                                                                                    But you don’t have to be a med student to appreciate better brainiac brilliance. If you combine certain foods with good hydration, proper sleep and exercise, you may just rival Einstein and have a great memory in no time.

                                                                                    I’m going to reveal the list of foods coming out of the kitchen that can improve your memory and make you smarter.

                                                                                    Here are 12 best brain foods that improve memory and brain power:

                                                                                    1. Nuts

                                                                                    The American Journal of Epidemiology published a study linking higher intakes of vitamin E with the prevention on cognitive decline.[1]

                                                                                    Nuts like walnuts and almonds (along with other great foods like avocados) are a great source of vitamin E.

                                                                                    Cashews and sunflower seeds also contain an amino acid that reduces stress by boosting serotonin levels.

                                                                                    Walnuts even resemble the brain, just in case you forget the correlation, and are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which also improve your mental magnitude.

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                                                                                    2. Blueberries

                                                                                    Shown in studies at Tuffs University to benefit both short-term memory and coordination, blueberries pack quite a punch in a tiny blue package.[2]

                                                                                    When compared to other fruits and veggies, blueberries were found to have the highest amount of antioxidants (especially flavonoids), but strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are also full of brain benefits.

                                                                                    3. Tomatoes

                                                                                    Tomatoes are packed full of the antioxidant lycopene, which has shown to help protect against free-radical damage most notably seen in dementia patients.

                                                                                    4. Broccoli

                                                                                    While all green veggies are important and rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, broccoli is a superfood even among these healthy choices.

                                                                                    Since your brain uses so much fuel (it’s only 3% of your body weight but uses up to 17% of your energy), it is more vulnerable to free-radical damage and antioxidants help eliminate this threat.

                                                                                    Broccoli is packed full of antioxidants, is well-known as a powerful cancer fighter and is also full of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function.

                                                                                    5. Foods Rich in Essential Fatty Acids

                                                                                    Your brain is the fattest organ (not counting the skin) in the human body, and is composed of 60% fat. That means that your brain needs essential fatty acids like DHA and EPA to repair and build up synapses associated with memory.

                                                                                    The body does not naturally produce essential fatty acids so we must get them in our diet.

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                                                                                    Eggs, flax, and oily fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring are great natural sources of these powerful fatty acids. Eggs also contain choline, which is a necessary building block for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, to help you recall information and concentrate.

                                                                                    6. Soy

                                                                                    Soy, along with many other whole foods mentioned here, are full of proteins that trigger neurotransmitters associated with memory.

                                                                                    Soy protein isolate is a concentrated form of the protein that can be found in powder, liquid, or supplement form.

                                                                                    Soy is valuable for improving memory and mental flexibility, so pour soy milk over your cereal and enjoy the benefits.

                                                                                    7. Dark Chocolate

                                                                                    When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better. Try to aim for at least 70% cocoa. This yummy desert is rich in flavanol antioxidants which increase blood flow to the brain and shield brain cells from aging.

                                                                                    Take a look at this article if you want to know more benefits of dark chocolate: 15 Surprising and Science-Backed Health Effects of Dark Chocolate

                                                                                    8. Foods Rich in Vitamins: B vitamins, Folic Acid, Iron

                                                                                    Some great foods to obtain brain-boosting B vitamins, folic acid and iron are kale, chard, spinach and other dark leafy greens.

                                                                                    B6, B12 and folic acid can reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine increases are found in patients with cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s, and high risk of stroke.

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                                                                                    Studies showed when a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment were given high doses of B6, B12, and folic acid, there was significant reduction in brain shrinkage compared to a similar placebo group.[3]

                                                                                    Other sources of B vitamins are liver, eggs, soybeans, lentils and green beans. Iron also helps accelerate brain function by carrying oxygen. If your brain doesn’t get enough oxygen, it can slow down and people can experience difficulty concentrating, diminished intellect, and a shorter attention span.

                                                                                    To get more iron in your diet, eat lean meats, beans, and iron-fortified cereals. Vitamin C helps in iron absorption, so don’t forget the fruits!

                                                                                    9. Foods Rich in Zinc

                                                                                    Zinc has constantly demonstrated its importance as a powerful nutrient in memory building and thinking. This mineral regulates communications between neurons and the hippocampus.

                                                                                    Zinc is deposited within nerve cells, with the highest concentrations found in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for higher learning function and memory.

                                                                                    Some great sources of zinc are pumpkin seeds, liver, nuts, and peas.

                                                                                    10. Gingko Biloba

                                                                                    This herb has been utilized for centuries in eastern culture and is best known for its memory boosting brawn.

                                                                                    It can increase blood flow in the brain by dilating vessels, increasing oxygen supply and removing free radicals.

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                                                                                    However, don’t expect results overnight: this may take a few weeks to build up in your system before you see improvements.

                                                                                    11. Green and Black Tea

                                                                                    Studies have shown that both green and black tea prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine—a key chemical involved in memory and lacking in Alzheimer’s patients.

                                                                                    Both teas appear to have the same affect on Alzheimer’s disease as many drugs utilized to combat the illness, but green tea wins out as its affects last a full week versus black tea which only lasts the day.

                                                                                    Find out more about green tea here: 11 Health Benefits of Green Tea (+ How to Drink It for Maximum Benefits)

                                                                                    12. Sage and Rosemary

                                                                                    Both of these powerful herbs have been shown to increase memory and mental clarity, and alleviate mental fatigue in studies.

                                                                                    Try to enjoy these savory herbs in your favorite dishes.

                                                                                    When it comes to mental magnitude, eating smart can really make you smarter. Try to implement more of these readily available nutrients and see just how brainy you can be!

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