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The Perfect Shave

Before talking about how to achieve the perfect shave in a modern world let’s explore the evolution of the razor. The first razor like implement has been found to date back to 18,000 BC. These implements were made of bronze or obsidian. Solid gold and copper razors have been found in tombs in Egypt dating back to 4000 BC. These razors bear some resemblance to what you would visualize as a straight razor. During the 1700’s the Brits produced a hard steel straight razor, most often with decorative handles….

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To Beard Or Not To Beard

There was no time in history when beards were more prevalent compared to now than the Victorian Era. This was the first period in time when beards became a fashion statement. As the Victorian Era progressed so did the beards with many different shapes, some sporting bushy sides and shaven chins, some lengthy and out of control while others were short and coiffed. Nonetheless beards in this era were looked upon as a sign of manliness.

 

Today is much like the Victorian Era in the fact that the beardsmen revolution…

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Scoop on Goop 2

In continuing our quest to provide you with the scoop on goop it is necessary to break down the do’s and don’ts along with the what and why’s of skin care for men.

To start, men’s skin is thicker than women’s and their pores are larger. We then factor in beards and you have what can be perceived as a complex approach to skincare. Our philosophy for all you guys is to keep it simple. Think of skincare like taking care of your car. All you need to do is…

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Scoop on Goop

It is worth noting before we try to dig into the what and why of products for your hair to start by letting you know that products intended to cleanse or beautify are generally regulated as cosmetics.  These products and their ingredients are not subject to FDA premarket approval.

 

Recently there seems to be more and more consumer action to become hyperaware of the chemicals that make up personal hygiene products. Calling attention to one of the most popular ingredients in shampoo, sulfates. There has also been an unfounded…

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS

There is no room for inefficiency in 2015. Every song needs a hook, every color has to pop, and every video must be viral. You have 140 characters to convince me that you’re worth my precious time, or else you’re dead to me. This ultra-efficient, over-stimulated culture has inadvertently forced advertising agencies to take a drastically different approach to their craft, and the way these companies have adapted speaks directly to the character of their business.

 

Insurance agencies have quickly realized the best way to sell you their insurance is…

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What’s your first impression?

51 years ago a phenomenon occurred. Four neatly groomed and well dressed young men took the stage. An unheard of 60% of American TV’s were tuned in. A mob of young ladies stretched for over eight blocks around the studio. Excitement mounted, hearts throbbed, as the lads prepared to debut their record breaking hit, “All My Loving”. Yes Beatle Mania was occurring. The Beatles knew how to catch a crowd. While their melodic tunes and catchy lyrics would have been enough to build this iconic group, it was their…

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Modern Male: Making a Difference

 

Modern Male, a men’s grooming lounge that opened in Dublin OH 11 years ago, has always boasted “There is a Difference”. During their tenure Modern Male has been committed to helping men look and feel their best. It is nearly impossible to leave Modern Male without feeling refreshed and refined. Owner Brenda Kocak has been involved with the Look Good, Feel Better program sponsored by the American Cancer Society during her career. It was through watching family members suffer with the various stages of cancer that Ms Kocak became…

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What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

What is cancer?

The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide into new cells, and die in an orderly way. During the early years of a person’s life when they are growing, normal cells divide faster. After the person becomes an adult, most cells divide only to replace worn-out, damaged, or dying cells.

Cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. There are many kinds of cancer, but they all start because of this out-of-control growth…

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Why You Should Shave Like Your Granddad Did

 How to Shave With a Safety Razor:

  • Part 1 of 3: Assembling Your Razor

1. Unscrew the head and comb from the handle. Double-edged razors come in three parts the head, which covers the razor blade; the comb, which fits between the head and the handle; and the handle itself, which you hold as you shave. Hold onto the head and comb as you unscrew the handle. This will unlock all three parts of your razor.

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2. Fit a sharp…

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