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5 Websites Every Guy Should Bookmark

By Bob on February 28, 2013 2:12 AM

Charlotte and were only married a couple of weeks when something broke and it became my manly duty to fix it. We were newlyweds and I hadn't yet revealed to her my webbed feet and my inability to repair anything. I did my best to fix it.

"It" was a blown-out blow dryer and even though I summoned the full range of my tool box (2 screwdrivers, 1 hammer and 1 pair of pliers), I was unsuccessful in bringing it back to life. My cover and the blow dryer were both blown.

If only I'd had access to the internet (Where were you in 1978 Al Gore?) and these 5 websites.   

5 Websites Every Guy Should Bookmark 

1. Pretend you know everything about cars

I'm the guy in the neighborhood who had to call a TOW TRUCK the only time I tried to change my oil. That was then. Today, I've got DriverSide.com on my side. DriverSide.com is a comprehensive resource of automotive information that can answer just about any question and makes car ownership an easy and personalized experience- from service and repairs to parts and accessories. 

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2. Book a Move

Need to move out of you place without spending a ton of money on a mover? Book your move online with Unpakt, a comparison pricing site for moving companies. Beyond offering a tool for booking a move online, Unpakt can help you get exact quotes rather than just estimates.


3. Pick the Perfect Gifts

Stuck for a great gift idea? (Hint: it's not a blow dryer to replace the one you couldn't fix.) Gifts.com is dedicated to helping you become your own gift guru with its creative ideas for your family, friends and everyone important to you. You'll never be at a loss for a gift idea again.


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4. Learn to Cook

You have all the ingredients for a gourmet meal, but the side dishes get cold before you start cooking the meat. With CookingPlanIt, you'll have your own personal kitchen assistant online. Figure out how to time meal preparation to have all of your food hot at the same time.


DIY Network-240.jpg5. Be Mr. Fix-It

OK, so you're like me and didn't get the handyman gene. No worries. Check out DIYNetwork for information and how-to videos to help you do small repairs and not-so-small home improvement projects.






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