Must-Read: Time to Grow Up
There are few things that get our anger up today like when men — fully-grown men living on their own and making actual money and all — spend their free time acting like boys. This could mean heading to the comic book shop and dropping a few hundred on cartoons, or spending their days seeing the latest Transformers movie, or instead of cooking a healthy and tasty meal on their own just head over to McDonald’s and get themselves a value meal.
We’re men, damnit. Let’s act like it!
So today, as part of our continuing goal to make men a little more manly and less like boys, we’re highlighting this article from Men’s Health that goes down the 13 things to get out of your system and life by the time you reach the adult age of 30 years old.
3. DIRTY BATHROOMS
There’s something undeniably badass about a filthy rock club bathroom—the legendary commode at CBGB’s is just one example. But that scummy, toxic charm doesn’t translate to the home of a 30-year-old man. If your bathroom didn’t help launch the Ramones and yet still looks like a place where junkies hang out, it’s probably time to reassess your hygiene habits. Consider that researchers at Penn State University did a study of almost 500 bathroom sink drains in 131 buildings around the country and discovered a high frequency of Fusarium. “It’s a fungus known to cause potentially blinding corneal infections,” says lead researcher Dylan Short. It can also lead to ringworm and dangerous skin infections that have been compared to leprosy. Scared you straight yet? Get out the damn Clorox.
Got that right. Check out the link above for the other 12, and never again be seen as a terrible boy in a man’s body.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.