Preparing for NaNoWriMo

Preparing for NaNoWriMo

Next month marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo for short—in which aspiring authors everywhere commit to writing at least 50,000 words in 30 days. NaNoWriMo has been around since 1999 and officially became a nonprofit in 2005, with a mission of helping authors young and old have the drive and inspiration necessary to put their words down on paper. If you’re one of the many looking forward to this year’s NaNoWriMo, you may be curious as to how you can prepare yourself ...
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Popov's Guide to Packing for a Cruise

Popov's Guide to Packing for a Cruise

The air is getting crisper and the leaves are beginning to change their hue, which can only mean one thing: Fall is here, and winter is just around the corner. If you spend your year looking forward to hitting the trails with your snowboard or skis, perhaps the coming tides of white are an exciting prospect, but if you’re like the rest of us, winter can feel like a long an arduous process: A test of endurance. Sometimes it takes planning a little extra something to make the long season ahead ...
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5 Tips for Sharing an Office With Your Spouse

5 Tips for Sharing an Office With Your Spouse

“What’s mine is yours” is a great motto on the day you say your vows, and it can carry you through most of your marriage, but one space can be significantly harder to share than the rest of your home: The office. Home offices are a deeply personal space, and to be effective they have to be stylized to your work style. Since your work style and your spouse’s work style might not jive, this can lead to conflict. One person’s “organized chaos” may be another person’s “total mess”, leading to str...
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Guide to Packing for a Weekend Trip

Guide to Packing for a Weekend Trip

Whether it’s a romantic holiday with your significant other or a family camping trip, sometimes it’s great to take a weekend away from home. Less great is the amount of time it takes to think about, and pack for, a weekend away. If packing anxiety keeps you from taking spontaneous weekend trips, this guide to packing for a weekend away will be the perfect way to jumpstart your trip. Grab your favorite tote bag and follow this list, and you’ll be ready to go in no time at all!
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Buying the Perfect Anniversary Gift

Buying the Perfect Anniversary Gift

Anniversaries are a unique celebration of the love and history shared between you and your spouse. Buying an anniversary gift, therefore, takes a unique skill set. You want your gift to be something that has sentimental value while also being practical enough that it can be kept as a memento for years to come. Though many turn to Popov Leather for their third anniversary—the leather anniversary—insight into some of the unique things you can do with Popov Leather items can make them the perfec...
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Helping Your Son or Daughter Move Into Their First Apartment

Helping Your Son or Daughter Move Into Their First Apartment

The new school year is just around the corner. For many college-aged kids, this is the time when they begin to shop for and move into apartments. Sometimes this is the first time they’ve ever been away from home and living on their own. As their parent, you want to support them in this big move while also helping to foster their independence. Here are some tips for making moving day as seamless as possible.
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The Man's Guide to Creating a Bucket List

The Man's Guide to Creating a Bucket List

Death is a part of life. Though none of us want to consider not being here anymore, it is the finite aspect of life that gives it so much meaning. It’s easy to get caught up in the slog of the day-to-day and to forget to appreciate everything that life has to offer. Creating a bucket list is a promise to yourself not to take life for granted—a promise to enjoy your life to the fullest. If you’re ready to make that promise to yourself, here’s the ultimate man’s guide to creating a bucket list.
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Back-to-School Shopping Tips for Older Children

Back-to-School Shopping Tips for Older Children

Just last year, your child was eagerly racing into your local office supply store to make sure they were the first kid in their year to get the folder with pictures of puppies all over it. Now, as you head into back-to-school season, they’re talking about binders for multiple subjects and their school lists demand the latest in graphing calculator technology. It can be overwhelming to go back-to-school shopping when you have an older kid. With years of school under their belt, they’re more pa...
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Top 5 Popov Items No Man Should Be Without

Top 5 Popov Items No Man Should Be Without

It’s no secret that Popov’s Leather designs many of its items with men’s needs in mind. As a man, I know what I need to feel productive and happy, and I know which items get in the way of that. I also know which items help with that. In fact, Popov’s Leather began because I was tired of traditional back-pocket wallets and needed a front-pocket wallet that was convenient for me.  To this day, I remain dedicated to creating products men really need in their lives. Here are the top 5 items we pr...
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Encouraging Your Child's Curiosity This Summer

Encouraging Your Child's Curiosity This Summer

Summer is a beautiful season. From budding flowers to beach-time merriment, there’s tons for your family to see and explore this season. Unfortunately, our modern world encourages children to spend more time with their electronics and, as a result, children aren’t engaging in as much imaginative play as they once were.  Summer is a great time to reboot your kids’ free time and, as a result, enhance their self-confidence and curiosity. Here’s how!
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Traditional Wallets, Front Pocket Wallets, and Billfolds: A Comparison

Traditional Wallets, Front Pocket Wallets, and Billfolds: A Comparison

As a company specializing in leather goods, wallets are at the forefront of what we produce here at Popov Leather. We offer a variety of shades and styles to meet every man’s needs. If you’re searching for a new wallet, we’re confident that we have the perfect option for you. To steer you in the right direction, here’s a breakdown of our three most popular wallet styles and what each one offers the man in need.
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Money Management Tips for Millennials

Money Management Tips for Millennials

Millennials—those people born between 1981 and 1996—are in a unique sphere of early-mid adulthood. This is a time when money management becomes important, setting the stage for which people get to retire early—and which will be stuck working years after their peers. For millennials, the time has come to put money to work. However, most millennials were not offered financial literacy courses in high school or college and may struggle with their finances. Here are some quick and easy money mana...
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