How to shave.
There comes a time in everyone's life where they have to start shaving, so it's important that you know how to do it correctly and safely without causing an injury.
The Only Way Is Essex
was the first of a new wave of scripted reality shows
in the UK, inspired by their popular US equivalents. Yet what started as a riff on the old joke of the bimbonic 'Essex Girl'
has somehow had an impact on linguistics
(including a dictionary
entry) and what we think of as beautiful
. [more inside]
The National Archives' Media Matters blog
recently highlighted several newly digitized military etiquette training films from the late 60s and early 70s. These included a series of three films aimed at the difficult intersection of military service and gender dynamics for the members of the Women's Army Corps: The Pleasure of Your Company
), Mind Your Military Manners
, and Look Like a Winner
). Bonus film for the guys: How to Succeed with Brunettes
In 1973, The Who released their sixth album, Quadrophenia
. The epic double album tells the story
of a boy named Jimmy Cooper who deals with mental illness on top of the run-of-the-mill stresses of teen life. But Jimmy Cooper isn't just any London teen. Jimmy Cooper is a Mod
. [more inside]
From the mid 40s to the mid 50s Coronet Instructional Films
were always ready to provide social guidance for teenagers on subjects as diverse as dating
, preparing for being drafted
, and shyness
, as well as to children on following the law
, the value of quietness in school
, and appreciating our parents
. They also provided education on topics such as the connection between attitudes and health
, what kind of people live in America
, how to keep a job
, supervising women workers
, the nature of capitalism
, and the plantation System in Southern life
. Inside is an annotated collection of all 86 of the complete Coronet films in the Prelinger Archives
as well as a few more. Its not like you had work to do or anything right? [more inside]
Listen to the Bug Bytes
episode Scrub a Dub Bug
, then head on over to youtube where you can see various insects cleaning themselves:
, probably a bee
Health, Grooming, and Medicine in the Viking Age.
"John of Wallingford, the abbot of St. Albans Abbey wrote in his chronicles that the Norse invaders in England were far more attractive to Anglo-Saxon women since, unlike Anglo-Saxon men, they combed their hair daily, took baths weekly, and laundered their clothing regularly."
— An online lifestyle publication focused on the latest and best in fashion
for men. Includes the two-part survey The Female Perspective, A Modern Guide to Dating from the Minds of 150 Opinionated Ladies
A 2007 Nobel Prize-winning breakthrough
in genetics may hold the key to eliminating Trichotillomania
: the gene Hoxb8 governs grooming behavior
seemed so harmless
at first. But as in any war, there was escalation.
The pursuit of pointless
perfection in shaving comfort now offers our beards only insanity.
And now the multiblade wars have spilled over
into electrics! Will these shaving firms not be satisfied until they've peeled the skin from our chins? Tell you the truth, I'd rather grow a beard.
Cant decide on a new hairstyle?
Luckily there are a variety of helpful sites
that you can use to try out new looks
! My girlfriend
has decided on this look
for me, what do you think?
hair tips for men...
" Psst... if you have a receding hairline, this is a good style to pick! Try shaving at the sides too! Or maybe tying up your hair! Experiment!"
Tonight's google search was for an 80s hairstyle utilizing square permanent rods - i still haven't found what i was looking for, but this was a nice momentary diversion...
We Begin Combing in Five Minutes! The White House is vowing a strong retaliatory response after the BBC aired live video of President Bush getting his hair coiffed in the Oval Office as he squirmed in his chair and practiced on the teleprompter minutes before Wednesday night's speech announcing the launch of military operations against Saddam Hussein.
It's America's Funniest Outtakes (squirm). But where can we view it?!