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Ingredient Spotlight: Abyssinian Oil

One of my favorite ingredients in the women’s Post-Shave Moisturizer is the always-fun-to-say Abyssinian oil. This exotic-sounding oil is truly exotic (it’s derived from the crambe abyssinica, an oilseed plant native to eastern Africa), but it’s also an exciting skin care ingredient.Abyssinian oil contains a high level of long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids that contribute to [...]

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Schick “improves” disposable razors

You have only yourself to blame. It was only a few years ago when Schick was trying to get shavers to trade up to their great new technology in the form of their Hydro-5 Razor Blade. (Pick up your refills for $28, here!). Now they are saying consumers can get the same great technology in their [...]

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Starbucks Reusable Cup Green Initiative

Forbes writes that Starbucks' decision to introduce a $1 reusable cup, pitched as a way of cutting down in trash, also may be green in another sense:"Besides winning Starbucks points with some environmentally minded consumers and possibly keeping tons of paper waste out of landfills, the program offers Starbucks a number of opportunities to grow [...]

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No cash? No credit card? No problem!

I think this is cool:Internet Retailer reports that eBay-owned PayPal says that "23 national retailers now accept PayPal payments inside their stores ... PayPal says consumers can pay through it via payment terminals inside some 18,000 retail locations.  Consumers pay by entering the same login and password they use for PayPal online.  Shoppers also can swipe [...]

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Entrepreneurs and Firefighters: We're not so different.

I feel like I could write a book - a big one - on what's really involved in running a small business. We're basically fire fighters. Probably not as brave (and almost certainly not calendar material) but every day there's some kind of fire that needs to be put out - and letting it extinguish [...]

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Hard to argue with Walmart on this one.

Say what you want about Walmart, but its plan "to hire every veteran who wants a job, provided that the veterans have left the military in the previous year and did not receive a dishonorable discharge" is unbelievable.I have to say, I'm not quite sure how they can do this though. Company officials said they [...]

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That's a lot of dinner sausage.

Want to know where our collective spending* went in 2012? A few highlights (or lowlights, depending on your perspective): $627 Million - Barbecue Sauce $813 Million - Children's Art Supplies $956 Million - Dried Meat Snacks $1.6 Billion - Moist Towelettes $2.4 Billion - Weight Control/Nutrition Powder $2.9 Billion - Dinner Sausage $4.0 Billion - Food & Trash Bags $9.7 Billion - Total Chocolate [...]

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We need milk, eggs, shaving cream - oh, and a mortgage if you have time.

A recent study shows that a third of Americans would consider getting a mortgage from Walmart. According to research from the Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, consumers are more willing than ever to try alternative lenders.I'm not sure why this is entirely surprising - Costco's been doing it for a few years now. And let's [...]

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2013: Shaving is a bitch.

A quick post for the ladies only...We're not men. So why shave like them? After all, we women have 18 times more surface area to cover, drier skin, and three different textures of hair (in some hard-to-reach areas).Since 2003, Pacific Shaving Company has been dedicated to improving the shaving experience for men. It was time [...]

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2012 New Year's Resolution (Nailed it!)

As Pacific Shaving Company heads into 2013, I'm feeling pretty good about my new year's resolutions these days. After all, I was completely successful with last year's resolution: "I will no longer believe in jinxes."Now some may argue that was setting the bar fairly low in 2012, but it is no small feat to tempt [...]

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