How to give a great man-to-man hug

VideoJug is a video site that brims with truly helpful instructional clips.

By Farhad Manjoo

Published June 15, 2007 6:07PM (EDT)

David Pogue points out VideoJug, a YouTube-like site full of handy, funny little "professionally produced" instructional videos. VideoJug's been around for a year, but recently its clips have been flowing all over the Web. Some of the titles are produced by the company itself, while others are submitted by users and then edited and "vetted" for accuracy by the company; they're all really fun to watch.

The topics range from the serious -- how to lower your blood pressure, how to do a breast or testicular self-exam (quote: "if you don't take care of your balls, it could all end in tears") -- to the more light-hearted, though no less important: We could all stand to learn a thing or two about how to kiss someone passionately, or the proper way to pull of a man-to-man hug.

Me, I can't wait to try out my new "homie" handshake -- as soon as I can find a home boy to practice with.

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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