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Movember is here: Rock that Mo, Yo

Ah, Movember. It's the time of year when usually hairless gentlemen sprout mustaches of all shapes and sizes. But this facial hair is about more than grooming or vanity or upper lip warmth. It's for a good cause. Throughout November, members of the Movember movement shape and sculpt their mustaches in an effort to raise awareness [...]

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A Haiku offering for the ingrown hair on my neck.

Young ingrown hair.Yourdownward path is a pain inmy neck. Grow up. Please.

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Reveling in a Prank-free Halloween

  A posse of spooky spiders and a gaggle of warty witches have been calling my living room window home for over a month now. My four year old broke out the decorations as soon as it was officially autumn, and in an interesting interior decorating move, decided to embellish just one window with the festive [...]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Willow Bark

Have a skin care issue? Nature has a solution. Today, I'm all about willow bark or salix alba.  This isn't your average bark. Oh, no. Willow bark contains contains salicylic acid, which removes dead skin cells and makes way for the fresh and bright (read: youthful) skin hiding underneath. I'm particularly appreciative of willow bark's multitasking prowess -- [...]

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Are Cheeks and Chins More Important . . .

...than legs and underarms? Today, while shaving in the shower -- balancing on one leg, juggling razor and shaving cream -- I pondered this question. I wondered why men's shaving is a $13 billion industry with extensive advertising campaigns, razor hype and media coverage and women's shaving isn't even its own industry. Technically, it would seem that we [...]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Marshmallow Root

No, this is not the marshmallow of S'mores and Rice Krispie treats (though the fluffy white sweets were once made from the sap of the marshmallow plant root).This is the marshmallow of your next level shaving experience.The best way to understand the properties of the herb marshmallow root is to take a closer look at its [...]

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Baldness: Makes You Better at Business?

I recently posted about the study proving that people tend to perceive bald men as stronger and more powerful than those with full heads of hair.And now it seems that little to no hair can also help you excel in the business world. Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Emma Silverman reported on the phenomenon this week, citing [...]

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Grooming Must-Haves for Every Gentleman?

This top-five list has me thinking -- are these products all a guy needs to enter the world well-groomed each day? What about a natural deodorant or a reliable post-shave moisturizer? What about whitening toothpaste or dental floss or an effective body wash? The Art of Manliness has quite a different take on a man's top five grooming [...]

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Use #2 for shaving cream: jellyfish stings

Treatment protocol for jellyfish stings by Dr. Paul Auerbach, an emergency physician at Stanford Hospital and author of medical textbook on wilderness medicine: If you are stung by a jellyfish, rinse the wound with seawater; do not use fresh water, as this may increase envenomation by stimulating more nemocysts, the jelly's stinging cells, which become embedded [...]

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Shaving Tip: It's Good to Go with the Grain

A great shave takes a bit of focus, folks. Before sliding the razor across your face, take a moment to study the direction that your hair has chosen to grow in. Note that it may not be the same direction on each part of your face. Once you have a handle on the way [...]

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