• The Beatle do. The mohawk. The flip. The man bun. Hair trends come and go out of style almost just as much for men as they do for women. Yet, not a lot of consideration is given to hair products for men. No matter what length, texture, or quirks your locks have, the following tried and true hair products never, ever go out of style. Here’s all you’ll ever need to achieve that perfect hair look:

    1. Hair gel

    Hair gel is in most men’s bathroom cabinet because it offers light to intense hold as far as desired styling. However, when you’re seeking a hair gel, look for one with minimal alcohol and chemicals, which tend to dry out hair and contribute to hair loss due to breakage. Even though your gel might provide super intense hold, consider that a lighter hair gel may let you actually run your (or your date’s) fingers through your hair, while providing staying power and shine. 

    2. Hair clay

    Super thick and sticky with a firm hold, hair clay fills out the hair to grant a thicker appearance, which is great for thinning hairlines or those with fine, flyaway hair. Although a note for fine hair. Hair clay can easily weight it down so that hair becomes limp. Yet for normal to thick hair, hair clay provides natural nourishment by infusing the hair and scalp with nutrients while drawing out dirt, excess oils, and natural impurities. 

    3. Hair wax

    Not the wax your grandpa used to use. No, todays hair waxes offer options when it comes to hair style and grooming. For instance, you can use hair wax on several hair types—either to  tame flyaway hair or create that no-effort bed-head look. Keep in mind that a lot of hair waxes can clump or flake in men’s hair so seek one out with a lighter hold that allows for bed head, but with shine not flakes. 

    4. Pomade

    The pomades of your father’s day and age were created with a mineral oil base to create that slick pompadour greaser look. Yet today’s pomades offer a base of natural grease or petroleum to lend shine, but not completely drying out or hardening your hairstyle. Keep in mind, since a  lot of pomades are thick and rather greasy, they may be detrimental to the natural oils in your locks and block the pores in the scalp, leaving greasy buildup and even scalp pimples.

  • Being a part of a beer club is not only a fun and interesting idea but it is also a great way to try out some new beer. Beer clubs are a unique group that allows individuals to order different types of beer right from the convenience of their phone or computer. Most clubs also offer beer subscription boxes which are a fun way to treat yourself or a friend. 

    Below are just a few of the key reasons why beer subscription boxes and clubs are a good idea:

    1. Convenient

    Ordering beer through a subscription box or club is very convenient and time-saving. Most sites and apps have a large array of beers to choose from and they make it very simple to find what you are looking for. No more traveling to the supermarket or liquor store as you can order beer right from the convenience of your own home.

    2. Cheaper

    Ordering beer through a club or subscription box may be cheaper than purchasing it at the store. Often times online sites can offer a better discount as there is no brick and mortar to pay for and much less employees to provide for.

    3. Makes a unique gift

    Everyone has that one friend or family member that is very hard to shop for. Perhaps they have everything they need already or they are very picky or selective in what they like to receive. A gift such as a club membership or even a beer subscription box is a great way to think of something different and unique. Not only is it useful and practical but it will also taste delicious.

    4. Variety

    Although there is a good selection of beer at the store many times online sites offer unique and innovative products that cannot be found in local retailers. Many clubs offer exclusive and rare types of beer. It is a great way to try beer from a different part of the world or one with different flavors than the typical taste you get from beer at the regular store.

    5. Try something new

    Being a part of a club or subscription box is a fun treat every week or month when you get the package in the mail. Some clubs even let members choose mystery boxes so you never know what is coming.

    Over all these are just five of the most popular reasons why these clubs and subscription boxes are increasing in popularity. It is a fun and unique way to try different products from all over the world.

  • If you suffer from addiction, living a sober lifestyle is a lifelong journey. For many, the first step is admitting there’s a problem and voluntarily entering a 28 or 60 day alcohol and drug treatment rehabilitation program. Many individuals enter inpatient rehab centers by their own accord, but with a lot of feelings of anger, shame, fear, animosity, and guilt. Inpatient rehabilitation centers differ greatly,. Some offer spa like settings, while other offer residents the opportunity to get in touch with nature. Additionally, each patient’s rehabilitation process is very personal with a treatment plan that aims to focus on their addiction and unique needs. However, the greater goal of all drug and alcohol addiction centers is to offer a 24-hour support network to give patients the skills needed to live a sober lifestyle once they leave rehab using these techniques:

    1. Treatment intake or initiation process
    When a patient enters a professional alcohol and drug rehab program, they begin the recovery journey. Treatment intake marks their introduction to a professional treatment program, where they’re met by a certified counselor who may ask them the following questions to get an understanding of their addiction and unique needs:

    • A one-on-one consultation – to assess the patient’s addiction and rehab goals.
    • Patient history – to get an understanding of any underlying issues  (i.e., health or psychological issues, depression, stressors, abuse, etc.) that may help identify how and when the addiction started.
    • Substance usage – to assess the severity of the addiction and create a treatment plan.
    • Complete physical examination – to determine when the patient last used.  
    • Detox test – those who test positive for alcohol or drugs will undergo detox.
    • Check in – where all personal luggage and belongings are checked for contraband (i.e., drugs, alcohol, weapons, cell phones, etc.).

    2. Detoxification process
    An addiction is the body’s dependence (both mentally and physically) on drugs or alcohol. This is why rehabilitation centers put residents through a monitored inpatient detox in order to safely oversee physical withdrawal. The detox process can last anywhere between a few days to a week with the most severe symptoms occurring within the first 24 to 48 hours. Side effects of detox are painful and can be life-threatening, which is why detox can include giving the patient supervised substances and medications to make the process safe as possible while continuously monitoring physical and mental health.

    3. Rehabilitation and recovery process
    Substance abuse rehabilitation programs offer a closely followed schedule that provides patients structure while aiming to alter abusive-behaviors. For instance, patients are required to wake up at the same time every day, eat balanced meals, and participate in counselling, group therapy, 12-step programs, and other therapies (i.e., exercise, art, music, etc.). This supportive, therapeutic atmosphere challenge their addiction honestly and realistically by identifying toxic patterns, behaviors, and relationships while providing skills and education to help them return to sober, post-rehab life.

    The recovery doesn’t end after the patient’s time in inpatient rehab has completed. However, the skills and techniques learned in rehab aim to help the patient live a sober lifestyle. Patients leaving rehab may return to stressful environments (i.e., work, social lives, and family) that may threaten their sobriety by triggering addictive behaviors, which is why rehab will set the stage for long-term support outside of the facility—including daily or weekly check-ins, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, support groups, and ongoing counselling with a substance abuse professional.

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  • No matter how many times you put a big red circle or set up triple reminders around February 14th on your paper and digital calendars, 99.9% of U.S. males are still bound to forget Valentine’s Day.

    If you’re known as one of those dudes who scrambles every year for a last-minute gift idea that says, “I love you, sweetheart”, you also know that the perfect token of your love is difficult to find at the drop of a hat. No, you don’t want to present gas station flowers, candy, or balloons to your beloved yet again this holiday of hearts, so take these five last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas to heart.

    1. Stress-free spa day

    Is your Valentine feeling a little stressed-out? Treat her to a spa gift certificate that’ll pamper all the anxiety away. Just ask her (or one of her friends) about her favorite spa and pop in or (even better) purchase a gift certificate so she can book a facial, mani-pedi, or massage.

    1. Blooming bouquet of love

    On Valentine’s day you can never go wrong with a classic duo of flowers and candy. And better yet, you can arrange both the day before or the day of, without even leaving the comfort of your couch. Simply pre-order flower delivery online. Pair your beloved’s bouquet with a box of candy and voila, Cupid wins again. She’ll be tickled roses to have flowers delivered to her place of work.

    1. Romantic getaway

    There’s no rule that what you give on Valentine’s Day has to be enjoyed on the actual day. Hence booking last-minute tickets to a romantic B&B. You’re technically giving a gift on February 14th that’s intended to be enjoyed at a later date. Your beloved doesn’t need to know that it’s a stall tactic because she’ll be dreaming of what she’s going to pack for your weekend away.

    1. Chocolates for your sweet

    Like flower delivery, love is like a box of chocolates…it’s sweet and always satisfying. And, even better you can arrange to have an impressive array of flowers and chocolates delivered right from your computer. Do it now, it’ll take 2-minutes tops. Most online flower delivery services also offer upgrades with chocolate, candy, or chocolate covered strawberries and you can pre-order by scheduling delivery to a future day, pay with credit card, and get your Valentine’s day shopping taken care of early.

    1. Fresh fruit

    For the health-minded Valentine who isn’t tempted by flowers or candy, there is the fresh fruit basket or edible bouquet. A colorful fruit basket delivered in a delicious arrangement of fresh sliced melon, grapes, pineapple, banana, and strawberries ripe for the plucking and enjoying. Arrange to have yours delivered or show up at her office with your fruit basket and a bottle of bubbly…ta-da…romantic picnic lunch, and you win Valentine’s day!

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  • Although no one seems to know the origins of the word ‘cocktail’, which seems to have somehow lost its way in history, the first definition in print comes from an 1806 newspaper from upstate New York. A cocktail is defined as ‘a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters…..’. Over the entire era of the 19th century, the cocktail picked up a number of additions and refinements like liqueurs, fortified wines, and bits of garnish. The below mentioned recipes are a must try for the ones who like it traditional way. Cocktail fans will definitely love it.

    Scroll down to have a look at some classic cocktail recipes that you can relish along with some mouthwatering starters:

    Old Fashioned Cocktail:

    An old-fashioned cocktail can be made with any robustly flavored spirits like whiskey, tequila, brandy, rum, aquavit or gin. Drinkers who prefer to order a cocktail just like their grandfathers drank it, refer to this preferred choice as the old-fashioned cocktail. The old-fashioned is the most venerable of classic cocktails.

    Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe


    • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
    • 2 to 3 dashes bitters
    • 2 ounces Bourbon or Rye whiskey
    • Orange or a cherry to garnish


    Place sugar in an old-fashioned glass, douse with bitters and add a few drops of water to it. Then add the whiskey to it and stir till the sugar is completely dissolved. Add several large ice cubes and stir. To finish off, garnish the drink with a slice of orange or a cherry.


    You can mix a Martini however you want to and it will still be a Martini. You can make it extra wet with equal parts of gin and vermouth or extra dry with merely a wisp of vermouth. It can also be garnished with onion, an olive, a lemon twist or a slice of cucumber.

    Martini Recipe


    • 2 ounces dry gin
    • 1-ounce dry vermouth
    • 1 dash orange bitters


    Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass and fill it with ice. Stir well to chill and strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or a slice of cucumber.


    : A cocktail cannot get any more classic than the Manhattan. Always remember to use a Bourbon with a muscular rye-heavy mash bill in your Manhattan to take it up a notch.

    Manhattan Recipe:


    • 4 ounces rye whiskey
    • 2 ounces sweet vermouth
    • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
    • 2 Maraschino cherries for garnish


    Pour the whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until the outside of the shaker is very cold to touch. Place a maraschino cherry each in two cocktail glasses and strain the cocktail over the cherry, dividing it evenly between the two glasses and then serve immediately.

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  • Who doesn’t like gifts? 16 or 60 years, doesn’t matter. Men or women doesn’t matter. Birthday or promotion, doesn’t matter. When it comes to receiving gifts, we all know that none of this matter. Gifts are always cherished by an individual, no matter the age. What does make a difference is whether it is eye-popping and appealing to your friends/family, or would they want to return it to the store and prefer exchanging it for something else? We wouldn’t want that, do we? Our gift guide for men and women is both exciting and impressive and would evoke the right reactions from the receiver.

    If you are a 100% sure of the measurements, a trip to a seasoned tailor to make an exclusively customized, swanky suit/dress ready to be worn by the receiver would definitely be a surprise, and take their breath away at your efforts.

    A personalized watch box that has the receiver’s name etched on it to show off their wide collection of designer watches could add an element of style to their chic wardrobe.

    For the fitness freak, a state of the art fitness tracker watch would make a proud, bold statement while your loved one is getting in shape for you. It has all the features that modern technology can offer on your wrist.

    A statement piece of accessory or jewelry from a top of the line designer brand would exhibit your liking to do things in style and would leave the receiver speechless. For the gadget-obsessed person who also enjoys cooking and whips up delectable dinners, there are smart devices that multitask just as they do, doling out real-time news, giving info on the weather, while simultaneously letting them watch recipe videos or click pictures of their gastronomic experiments.

    Besides these, some companies join hands with their shoppers and support social causes. While you buy a gift from their product range, like an eco-friendly wooden wristwatch or handcrafted crocheted products, fashionable rain boots, or state of the art Bluetooth speakers, they donate a part of the money earned from their sale for funding organizations that make positive changes to the lives of the underprivileged. Helping AIDS-affected children receive better treatment, providing solar energy to those who live in the dark without electricity, feeding fresh meals to the starving, planting and maintaining trees where afforestation is the only answer to the ever increasing natural issues, empowering young women to pursue their education, the list is endless.

    At the end of the day, whatever you choose to gift your loved one, do remember that it is not the price that matters, it is the thought behind the act of gifting that is appreciated more. The above-mentioned gift guides for men and women will surely help you choose the best according to their likes.

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  • Skin care is an essential aspect of personal care and grooming, be it for women or men. Many men tend to ignore healthy skin and grooming as “unmanly, ” but healthy skin is important not only from a cosmetic perspective but also from a hygiene and health perspective. Men must put in the effort to groom themselves with necessary and basic skincare elements that will

    Here are some important guidelines when it comes to skin health and care.

    Skin health is not simply about washing with soap and water. As we age, the quality of skin changes and so the kind of soap or cleanser you use on your skin can make a big difference to whether you have healthy skin or not.

    Most experts on skin care recommend a regular moisturizing ritual using a moisturizing gel or cream that is fortified with vitamin A and C. Moisturizers that are boosted with antioxidants, peptides, and other essential fatty acids are considered to be very effective in hydrating the skin and giving it a healthy glow.

    When using a moisturizer, gently massage a small quantity into the pores of the skin, taking care to go in circles.

    Another often ignored aspect of personal care is shaving. When shaving, do remember to use a sharp razor that gives you a clean shave. Using a razor with a blunted edge can cause skin irritation. As a pre-shaving routine wash your face with a mild soap and warm water. Using a shaving cream applied by a good shaving brush will help to raise the hairs and affords a close shave without cuts. Post shaving, one could wash with cold water and gently dab the skin dry. Many men also prefer to use an aftershave lotion to soothe the skin. The aftershave lotion also helps to enhance the glow of the face.

    A healthy skin routine necessarily includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. This is especially important as our skin is constantly exposed to dirt and grime when we live in large cities and these can clog the pores of the skin. There are a variety of chemical and herbal skin care products that contribute to skin health.

    Gentle exfoliation is recommended but over exfoliation can chafe the skin.

    Given the intensity of the sun’s heat, a mild sunscreen is recommended by cosmetic specialists especially when one is outdoors but choose a sunscreen with a moderate SPF and which suits your skin type.

    Another important tip when it comes to healthy skin is to avoid picking at pimples or acne spots on the face, as this will only cause infection or scarring. In most cases. It is recommended that the skin is left alone.

    A nutritious mineral rich diet and adequate sleep are also essential for developing and maintaining healthy skin.

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  • Every man has a perception of what a “hot” girl/ woman is. A hot girl is much more beyond her sexy curves, her clothes, and her sultry looks. Although the physical attributes and external beauty contribute towards this perception, there are other traits that men consider really unique and catchy to match their unique tastes. Every man has his own favorite form of coffee, and women can easily be seen as differing to men based on their traits. Some of the traits that men advice as well as expect in women towards developing a relationship are as follows:

    • Confident women:

      Confidence goes a long way in supporting a person emotionally throughout their life. To move on in life, grow up, and achieve things requires a lot of self-confidence. Men prefer women who can motivate them through their hard times rather than one who merely criticizes. Even to be a homemaker a woman needs to have the confidence to run the house when the husband is out earning. To survive in the corporate world or even start your own business, a woman should know what she believes in and make sure she sticks to it so that her life is successful. Self-doubting only leads to chaos. These traits pave the way for a successful companionship because it builds an appropriate dependency.

    • Feminine:

      Men definitely prefer a “female” in all its true sense. Someone who can carry themselves appropriately in the crowd and make the man shine for having a trophy in her. A girl doesn’t have to be a boy to succeed in a man’s world. This misconception over the ages has led to the failure of many women because they try to adapt and imitate the opposite sex. However, being feminine is a quality in itself that pleases men at all times.

    • Physical and mental attractiveness:

      A woman is almost always seen as an epitome of only beauty and never of intelligence. Women can go ahead and wear jewels and dress up for the world to take seriously, but men want the brains too. Apart from the physical beauty, the innate elegance of a woman is something to die for. The inner beauty should be given utmost important for both men and women. Beauty and brains is a combination that boosts men’s ego.

    • Positive attitude:

      Men are emotional, but a woman can be their backbone in rough times. Women with a positive attitude can rule the world as they are optimistic about everything they think and execute. A woman who can take up a role of wife, daughter, mother, entrepreneur, host etc make men to cherish them all their lives.

    While men are sometimes seen as the conquering king, finding the compatible woman brings out the success of both the individuals and the relationship as a whole. “Being hot” is more than just looks for men.

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  • Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide entertainment. The term “humor” is derived from the humoral medicine of ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body known as humors controlled human health and emotions. People all around the world, irrespective of age and culture, respond to humor. Most people have a sense of humor, which is the ability that they possess to smile, be amused, or laugh at something funny. The event which each individual finds humorous varies from person to person depending up on the culture, geographical location, maturity, level of education, intelligence, and content. For example, young children may find humor in cartoons such as Tom and Jerry that they watch whereas more sophisticated forms of humor like satires require an understanding of its social meaning and context, thus making them appealing to a more mature audience.

    While there is no general agreement on what is funny, researchers have identified three theories about what one may find funny. Let’s take a look at the three theories that are generally associated with humor:

    • Incongruity theory:

      This is when logic and familiarity are replaced by things that normally don’t go together. This theory is one of the most basic elements of humor.

    • Superiority theory:

      This theory describes that when we laugh find humor in others misfortune, mistakes, or stupidity because of detachment. Slipping on a banana peel or falling down the stairs can be quite embarrassing when it happens to you, but when the same thing happens to someone else, it can be quite funny.

    • Relief theory:

      It helps to explain how laughter helps to release tension during emotional moments. Relief theory happens all the time in movies where tension is high and laughter helps people cope up with stressful situations.

    Lately, researchers have identified a fourth theory known as the Benign Violation theory, endorsed by Peter McGraw, which attempts to explain the existence of humor. This theory states that, “humor only occurs when something seems wrong, unsettling, or threatening, but simultaneously seems ok, acceptable, or safe.” Humor can be used as a method that helps in easily engaging in social interaction by cutting through that awkward, uncomfortable, or uneasy feeling of social interactions.

    As far as humor is concerned, people have different views and opinions about it. Some say that humor should not be explained but then there are others that counteract this view by stating that humor, although explained, does not necessarily lose its sense of humor. Humor is often used to make light of a difficult or stressful situation and also to brighten up a social gathering. Humor provides a positive and an enjoyable experience.

    In this way, depending on various factors, one can understand in a better way what humor is and the theories related to it.

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