If you are a dog owner you know that your pet is as much a part of your family as are you or your children. In many homes, a pet is more or less a type of child substitute, as it were. Let’s face it, you don’t have to put them through 12 years of school then college, they don’t grow up to hate you, they’re happy to see you every time you walk through the door – unlike most teenagers – and though vet bills these days can rival hospital bills, you will probably have to put up with fewer of them than with a child that lives with you for 18 years (or more, ugh). So it’s no wonder that pet owners usually make a pretty big deal out of Christmas gifts for their beloved, fuzzy,four-legged family members.
Of course you can’t go wrong with dog ‘treats’ because every dog knows that word. It is in every vocabulary of every canine ever born.
One of the best parts of picking your hair style as a man is that most haircuts compliment most beards, mustaches, and goatees. Beards are really in as of late, and so it might be in your best interest to give some fresh thought to your hair overall- give yourself a fresh look that can really revitalize your appearance. Here are a few styles that really compliment facial hair, and help men solve hair loss issues as well.
#4 A Beard And A Trendy Haircut
A close and cropped hair cut with a tightly trimmed beard is the most popular duo for most men lately. They draw a person's attention to your eyes and face, which helps if you're trying to get people to not pay attention to your thinning hair. Keep both your hair and beard trimmed for best results. While there is constant maintenance required, you really can't go wrong with this one.
#3 Go Shaggy
A shaggy cut with a trimmed goatee really helps if you're thinning towards the front, and need to cover it up. The look obscures the areas where you're not as full as you used to be, and the goatee keeps eyes on the lower half of your face.
#2 Slick And Shiny
Slicked back hair with medium length shaggy beard is a great option for those out there that are thinning towards the back. And the best part is that wild, loose beards are really in, so everyone will be paying attention to it instead of your hair, when you walk into a room.
#1 Walk On The Wild Side
Loose, wild hair with a trimmed yet shaggy beard can really help take the attention away from any areas where you might be thinning. It's also a great option, because it's easy to manage. Since it's meant to be loose and wild, you can pretty much roll out of bed, run your fingers through it, and be on your way.
There are plenty of options out there if you're starting to show signs of thinning hair. Don't get yourself down and depressed thinking that it's the end of your days with hair- you've still got many more to come.
Hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain. Many men are skeptical of the symptoms women experiencing menopause complain about. Just like menstruation and childbearing, this only pertains to women. Conventional wisdom tells us men don’t experience menopause, or do they? When a woman gives birth to a girl she dreams about the short-term issues like hair bows, dresses, and braids. Someday she will have a soul mate to accompany her to the mall. She will give her tips on makeup and help pick prom dresses.
It is funny how we only think of the pleasant aspects of being a girl and woman, when giving birth to a female child. All the unpleasant aspects of womanhood like menstruation and menopause are glossed over. For many women the thought of not having periods is a glorious one. Some women are thrown into menopause suddenly after having a laparoscopic hysterectomy because of health issues requiring uterus removal. Here are facts men should realize about women experiencing menopause:
Now, some people, both men and women, believe male menopause is simply a myth to compete with the many changes women have to endure, but health professionals disagree. Although the phenomenon is not as intense as women’s symptoms, the decreased levels of the hormone testosterone are real as men age. Doctors refer to this as andropause. By age 70 men have at least 50% less testosterone than when young. The most common symptoms include less sexual function, insomnia or increased sleepiness, more body fat, a decreased bone density, loss of body hair, lowered self confidence, and depression.
Some doctor’s treat with testosterone replacement therapy, but this is controversial. Most monitor and recommend common sense approaches. When it comes down to it, men and women are not as different as once thought. Aging brings all sorts of changes to the human body no matter the gender. So, mabybe it's just a matter of taking care of each other, which can go a long way in understanding both female and male health changes.
When it comes to clutter in the home, no area is more susceptible to becoming a huge mess than the garage. It just comes with the territory- the garage is often where the bulk of our belongings are stored. Add a whole family into the mix, and the clutter just starts stacking up. So, here's a few tips to help you with your organizing. Just be sure that if you're going to be doing any constructing, make things easy with a coupling nut for good measure, and peace of mind.
How about creating recycle bin hangers? This also makes each one easy to access, as opposed to having them stacked on top of each other. You'd be amazed by how much space common items like these can take up within the confines of your garage space. The easiest way to organize your garage is with shelves held up with inexpensive metal brackets. Buy hardwood boards or shelving to fit the length of your garage wall, then suspend the shelves on metal shelf brackets at a distance of three feet between each bracket. For especially heavy dusty shelving, just add another shelf bracket at the center. And if you choose a shelf bracket that includes a closet rod hook, you'll be able to suspend rods under your garage organizing shelves, for hanging tools or a tier of hanging metal bins.
Make Your Garage Functional Again
Lastly, consider adding a bit of color to your garage storage. Paint squares on a pegboard to designate spots for specific items. Hang the pegboard on wall stud and equip it with bins for an innovative storage system. The sideways bins stow often used accessories that are not easily hung from hooks, such as gardening gloves and hose nozzles. Mount a large bucket to the pegboard for a modern take on a hose reel to boost function.
If you have had problems with losing your temper in the past, there is every possibility that you may already have sought out anger management counseling. If you are having problems in your relationship, because you keep on losing your temper – or in a family situation, or at work – it is definitely time to try heading your anger off at the pass before it ruins your relationship, your family relationship or you lose your job because of angry outbursts and your temper.
Another season for you suffering the sleepless nights caused by inflamed sinuses, despite trying over-the-counter medications. These drugs promise ending sinus headaches and helping you breathe clearly. Nothing is more aggravating than laying down for the evening and having one nostril completely close up. This forces mouth breathing. The pressure felt by some people suffering from sinus infections can be so severe it sends you to the emergency room. Effective treatments do exist.
Several treatments for sinus attacks are available. They include antibiotics, nasal spray, and decongestant drops. For those people with sinusitis for three months with fever, doctors diagnose this as a chronic case. Sometimes surgery to repair the sinuses is required. Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive operation that can be done in the doctor’s office. A small balloon catheter is guided through the nostrils into blocked sinuses, opening and restructuring them to normal sinus drainage. The benefits to this are shorter recovery periods and successful long-term results, compared to traditional in-patient surgery.
If possible, avoid air travel, but if you must use nasal decongestant spray before takeoff so the sinuses will let mucus drain properly. If you are prone to allergies try to avoid contact with triggers. If you cannot do this use anti-histamines or prescription nasal spray that will prevent or control possible attacks. With any luck, this season will see you preventing any sinusitis problems.
Society sends a clear message. Thick hair is equated with beauty. You don’t have to go far to find models in print ads and television commercials with long, thick locks flowing in the breeze. Can a thin-haired girl get some love?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is another condition that leads to hair loss. When shampoos and conditioners contain toxic chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), the immune system is affected, including hair follicles. Permanents and relaxers containing lye chemicals burn scalps causing hair breakage. Scientists discovered stress can play havoc with hair, making it fall out with every stroke of the brush.
Other popular solutions to hair loss are simpler. There are so many wigs options now in every style, color, and length you can imagine. Weave extensions are also very popular options. Ethnic people are heavy consumers of the weave market. Many of them have stopped using relaxers and gone back to wearing their natural hair or braids made with synthetic or natural hair. They alternate wearing wigs and weaves for alternate looks in straightened styles.
Hair restoration centers have sprung up around the country that match your hair texture and color, surgically implanting them into the scalp. Initially these centers only dealt with male pattern baldness, but in recent years have expanded their practices to include women.
If you prefer a permanent solution to thinning hair this could be the answer. Patients report being very pleased with the results. So why settle for convincing people to accept your thin hair when you can permanently solve this problem? Beautiful thick hair could be right over the horizon.
When a big competition is right around the corner, the pressure and stress can really start to build. This goes for US competitions, UK competitions, and everywhere else the world over. You want to come out on top- you want to do your best. As the day gets closer and closer, it's all you can focus on. You stress and fret to the point of losing sleep and the ability to focus on your other responsibilities in life. Understand that this is completely natural, and part of the process. However, at a certain point, your rational brain has to kick in, and you have to admit to yourself that win or lose, it's not the end of the world. Here's some advice about the entire process of competing...
If that still isn't giving you peace of mind, just go ahead and do something that has nothing to do with the competition. At a certain point you reach a level of saturation where there's no more info or physical training you can do. Your mind and/or your body is as prepared as possible. Anything you do from here isn't going to improve your chances on the big day. So, if you can't stop stressing out, just put the competition out of your mind. Enjoy a few days out with loved ones. Catch up on a show you really enjoy. Read that book you've been putting off. You'd be surprised how this can calm you, and leave you craving the competition instead of fearing it.
The statement in that title may be true, but what if you aren’t a jazzy kind of a guy? Maybe you are more the sports minded individual so you need bar stools with your team’s logo on them. Then again maybe you want something that exudes class. Some half-moon black and chrome bar stools with backs might just be the thing. Of course you can always go simplistic, with bar stools that are not adjustable, they do not have backs, they do not spin – they merely sit there and provide a place to park your… but back to jazzing up your man cave.
Dressing up or dressing down the area with barstools will be entirely up to you depending on whether or not you go straight to your man cave, after a hefty workout. If you’re all sweaty and smelly you might want to have barstools that wipe off easily lest your man cave start smelling like a locker room or a real cave! All of that said, my house has never been one to be shy about alcohol, so I am forever on the hunt for barstools, with seat belts attached as well as backs.
So, whether you’re shopping for something stylish or something sporty – or just some stool to plunk down in front of your bar – you can undoubtedly find them at not only an affordable cost but probably reasonable shipping as well, from an online store offering reasonable to huge discounts.
Every homeowner wants their home to have as much curb appeal as possible. They want people to pass by their home and think to themselves, “Wow”. When your garage door is the first thing a passerby sees, you need to make sure that it is always looking its best. If your garage door has seen better days, it can take away to focus from the rest of your home and no matter how beautiful your yard is, that garage door will be all anyone really sees. If this sounds like a problem that you have, there is no time like the present to lost the trashy garage door.
Having a trashy garage door isn’t the end of the world but it definitely can be a black eye on a beautiful home. Your garage door does more than just add to the appeal of your home, it provides an extra layer of protection for your possessions that you keep in the garage. Replace the trashy door and it will make all the difference.