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Every day is Mother's Day. (But Hallmark says it's May 12.)

[caption id="attachment_1138" align="alignleft" width="150"] My 74-year-young mom, getting ready to zip line![/caption] Flowers, chocolates, making mom breakfast...all great gifts for Mother’s Day -- and you’ve probably done them all more than once. This year you are going to change that! You are going to give her a gift that she will use every day. You are going [...]

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This Week's Customers' Shaving Challenges (Men)

Okay, so back when I was just a young lad, eager to learn the manly ways of shaving, this list would have included just the one item: "how do I get my beard to grow in faster than once/week? I want to shave for real!" Ahhh, to be young and foolish again.... Nowadays, we get lots [...]

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Earth Day 2013: Considering eco-friendly changes at home

As Earth Day approaches, hopefully we all take the opportunity to do a little soul-searching about how we care for our planet. We think about big changes, such as methods to incorporate more green energy sources into our communities, but we also examine what small daily habits we can adjust within our own homes in [...]

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Shorn in the USA

It's nice: more than ever, people are looking to purchase American-made products. And we're proud to be among the few grooming brands that manufacturers all of our products in the USA. In addition to getting the most comfortable shave ever, here are a few other things you can feel good about when purchasing Pacific Shaving products: [...]

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Roll up your sleeves and give blood!

Today, another shout-out to our friends and partners at the American Red Cross (March is Red Cross Month): "Lifeblood" is not just a term used to describe something of vital importance, it is also a good description of what blood means to us as human beings. Blood means life.  It is the river that delivers oxygen [...]

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Whole Foods Sets Bar High in Natural Personal Care

As reported in Mass Market Retailers, March 11, 2013:"A few mass market retail chains have made a serious commitment to offering natural or organic products, but the performance bar has been set very high by Whole Foods Markets.Last December the chain was named the "leading national retailer" for personal care products safety by the Campaign [...]

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Whole Foods Plans Upscale Health Resort

I picture it kind of like Hank Azaria's role in Couple's Retreat.[/caption]USA Today reports that Whole Foods is planning to open "an upscale health resort where guests could stay and learn about a healthier lifestyle ... The resort – which would use Whole Foods in its name – would likely open in or near downtown [...]

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Time Machine...The Top Food/Non-Food Brands of 2003

Remember who won the Grammy for best new artist in 2003? Or who won the Oscar for best director in the same year? Neither do I. Which is why I thought it was fun to dig up this old SymphonyIRI report showing the 2003-2004 'New Product Pacesetters' list. According to the Symphony Group, to qualify for IRI’s 2003-2004 New [...]

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Bamboo and your skin: Fast Facts

Bamboo: Fast Facts: Fast-growing and resilient, it's the source of choice for green construction and landscaping. Varieties of the bamboo plant are found in Asia, Australia, and North and South America. Used for centuries in Chinese medicine for healing and treating infections. Great for your skin. Bamboo provides hydration for the skin - both instant and long-term. Unlike water, which leaves [...]

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A Green Spring!

Maybe it's just been the awesome weather we've been having here in San Francisco, but Spring is definitely in the air - and that gets us thinking 'green' even more than usual. Our products wear green, our logo is green - how can we not think green shaving, and green living, as green shoots are [...]

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