A hot rod is a specific type of automobile that has been modified to produce more power for racing straight ahead. The hot rod originated in the early twentieth century in the United States and continued in popularity over several decades until a decline in the 1970s. It was then that street rods took over; the difference between a hot rod and a street rod is the intended purpose of the vehicle. Hot rods were built for racing, while street rods are built mostly for show and driving around town. Common modifications of early hot rods included engine replacements, body streamlining, and other body modifications.
To put it simply, dogs are awesome. Whether they're begging for your food, barking at their leash to convince you to take them on a walk, or simply greeting you when you get home, dogs do all of the little things that put smiles on faces around the world. There's a reason dogs are known as man's best friend, and it's not because we both love bacon and playing catch. Taking on the responsibility of owning a hound is a big step, but one that nets you a great companion and trains you to become top dog.
People who are motivated by achievement desire to improve skills and prove their competency to themselves and others. It can be an internal desire to strive for personal accomplishment or a search for positive feedback or recognition from others. If you're motivated by achievement and recognition from others, tie your goals to something personal like being healthy and fit for your family. We all want to feel like a good mom or dad and it certainly never hurts to get affirmation from others who see us feeding our children healthy options and staying active.
Early mornings have a bad reputation. Everyone wants to sleep in. Nobody wants to wake up early. But then that’s modern living, I guess. Early mornings have been tainted by their associated with work and weekdays, when life is a tired rush. And of course, late nights and intoxication don’t agree with early mornings, either. But, there’s something about early mornings that a few extra hours sleep can’t compete with. Even if you decide to go back to bed afterwards, just being there to see the day break is something special.
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There is a need for "good guys" to man up and show the way for the next generation. There are many ways to portray masculinity, and that all of them are valid – as long as your portrayal of masculinity does not deny the humanity, dignity, or worth of any other person. "Man Up" means to make good decisions based on a moral or ethical framework, help others, and be comfortable in your own skin. "Man Up" means that you treat others – all others – with respect, caring, and grace.
The bell rings, the whistle blows, it's 5 o'clock somewhere...now it's YOUR time. Time to loosen the tie, grab an icy cold one or adult beverage on the rocks. You worked hard today (or pretended to) so you deserve a break-reward yourself with thoughts of that classic car you are working for, that beautiful woman waiting for you, that special one you can't wait to meet one day. Go ahead, jump on that bike, pour that beer, kick back and turn the game on. Grab your buddies to meet for poker, pool, cigars and whiskey. Or jump in the truck and get away from it all lost in the log cabin in the woods. It's time to make you happy.
For most people, a bumpy, muddy, rocky road would be a driving nightmare. But for some, the rougher the road the better. In fact, for a group of adventurers known as off-roaders, their off-road obsession means that no road is best of all. Off-roading is a term used to describe driving on unpaved ground. This surface can be almost anything other than typical smooth pavement, including fields, riverbeds, muddy bogs, sand dunes, beaches, mountainsides, gravel, boulders and even roads that have fallen into disrepair. If it's not paved (or paved well), it's fair game for off-roaders.
Amanda Taylor hails from Charlotte, NC and is a former Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant contestant. Follow Amanda at @amandataylor80
A truck is a beautiful thing. It is simple and useful – like our dads and granddads were. Trucks are tough, sturdy and reliable. Sure, they get poor mileage and the ride is bumpy, but when the weather gets bad or you need to tow, haul or pull something, there is no better vehicle. A suburban man can live vicariously through a truck. He sees himself cutting and hauling wood on autumn days. He dreams of pulling strangers’ vehicles out of ruts along country roads. He expects to become a hunter one day and drive deep into the woods – across brooks and over rocks – in search of a big buck.
Washington State student Jadelyn Breier is an aspiring singer, wedding & events planner and a travel blogger & fashion enthusiast, so yeah, she keeps herself busy. Follow Jadelyn on Instagram at @jadelynbreier and check out the bonus video of her singing at the end.