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About Gin A. Ando

Gin Ando is a news junkie and coffee addict. He currently works in advertising and cannot stop writing. As a post-college twentysomething, he too is navigating the adult world. And he needs friends. Follow him on Twitter @GinAAndo.

Pomades, Fibers, & Grooming Creams Explained

Categories: Learn, Spend

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There’s a ton of hair products out there, are you using the right one for your haircut and hair type?

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No One Can Make You Feel Shitty Except You.

Categories: Live

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No matter what anyone says, or what unforeseen events happen, how you feel is up to only one thing: How you respond.

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10 Tricks for the Beginner Handyman

Categories: Learn

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Up your handyman know-how with these 10 simple but extremely effective tricks.

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Date Idea: Mixology Class

Categories: Love

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Don’t grab drinks, make them.

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8 Not-So-Obvious Places in Your Apartment You Need to Clean So You Don’t Gross Out the Women in Your Life

Categories: Learn, Live

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Cleaning the clutter off of surfaces and emptying the dishes in the sink ain’t enough.

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The Americano: Your New Go-to Coffee Order

Categories: Learn, Live

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Ordering regular black coffee is really a crap shoot: it could be burned, weak, or sitting for a few hours. To get a fantastic cup of joe that’s full of flavor and not too bold, try an Americano.

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2 Important Tips for Taking Care of Cheap Clothes So They Last

Categories: Learn

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Your cheaper clothes don’t have to fall apart after a year. Care for them correctly and they’ll last long enough to be out of style.

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The Awkward Part About Awkward Situations: You

Categories: Learn, Live

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The shared sensation of anxiety during an uncomfortable moment…it’s all in your head.

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Words of Wisdom: Henry Rollins Talks to Primer

Categories: Live

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Modern-day Renaissance man and the former chiseled face of the American punk rock band Black Flag, writes to Primer readers a hardened, intimidatingly eloquent call to action.

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What Every Guy Should Know About Saving Money, But Probably Doesn’t

Categories: Invest, Learn, Spend

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We’ve heard all our lives that we need to save. But what does that actually mean, and what if the cash flow is limited?

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Happy Today: The Lost Habit of Staying Present

Categories: Live

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Focus on being happy, just for today. Then do it again tomorrow.

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9 Ways to Get More Out of a Boring Job

Categories: Earn

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With jobs at a premium, many of us are forced to take what we can get. And sometimes what we can get requires even less brain power than our “leisure studies” minor. Here’s how to make it better.

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What Every Man Should Know About Tie Care

Categories: Learn, Spend

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Your ties will last a long time if you take care of them: Are you untying, storing, and cleaning yours correctly?

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10 Things You Won’t Understand About Being an Adult — Until You Grow Up

Categories: Live

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Life isn’t a test, it’s a lesson.

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The Importance of Learning to Say No & The Power of Learning to Say Yes

Categories: Live

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We find ourselves in a funny situation these days: We say “yes” to all the annoying schedule stretching requests, but say “no” to all the things that will help us grow as individuals.

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Things Frank Can Teach Us: Life Lessons from Sinatra

Categories: Live

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Frank Sinatra’s songs are timeless because they deal with the joys and pains every man lives through, no matter the decade he was born.

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How to Be a Better Man Than 90% of Guys: Be Polite, Always, to Everyone

Categories: Learn

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Telling guys to be polite and friendly may sound obvious, but how many times have you diverted your eyes walking passed someone in the hallway, or pulled out your cell phone in the elevator to avoid small talk? Yeah. We thought so.

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An Introduction to the Military Phonetic Alphabet

Categories: Learn

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Because your understanding of the alpha, bravo, charlie’s shouldn’t be limited to your Call of Duty campaign.

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10 Style Mistakes I Wish I Learned Long Ago

Categories: Spend

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Learn from our mistakes: Dress your best by ridding your style of these 10 common errors.

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