Gone are the days when it is absolutely okay not to be well-groomed. Men now are required to be well-groomed. In fact, men who show that they look neat and tidy are those who rule various industries. These are the men who meet up and talk to other people. These are men who create partnerships that can help improve the businesses that they have started. There are women who are like this too; they also need to look tidy all the time. The only difference is they do not have to look for the best beard trimmer that will keep their faces hair-free.
As a man, you know that you need to find the best beard trimmer that you can use. It is by having the right beard trimmer that you can be assured that you can control stubborn facial hair. You need to know that practicing proper beard trimming will allow you to look nice and well-groomed.
Some Things to Look for When Searching for the Right Beard Trimmer
These are some of the things you need to look for when searching for a beard trimmer that can be most useful for your needs.
- Cordless or Corded – There are some beard trimmers that are corded while there are also others that are cordless. The cordless trimmer can be very helpful when you are traveling but if you want something that can provide more power, the corded trimmer is usually more ideal.
- Easy to Use – Can you imagine using a beard trimmer that you can barely understand how to use? There are some beard trimmers that come with detailed instructions that you can just follow but there are also some that are a bit complicated to use. If you read reviews stating that the beard trimmers are hard to use, look for other beard trimmers instead. It will save you a lot of time and effort this way.
- Your Beard Length – Do you realize that the current length of your beard will make a lot of difference with how your beard can be cut? Some trimmers can only cut up to a certain length. Be familiar about this to be sure.
- The Beard Trimmer’s Purpose – It is obvious from the name that a beard trimmer is used for trimming the beard but there are some men who use it for a lot of other purposes. For example, there are some men who use it to shave some portions of the hair. Some also use it in order to shave hair from other parts of the body. Some beard trimmers are more versatile than others.
- Different Features – What makes a beard trimmer the best beard trimmer for you is one certain feature that is not being offered by other beard trimmers. For example, one beard trimmer may come with an adjuster feature wherein you can adjust the length that your beard will be trimmed. You may also choose a beard trimmer because it comes with a rechargeable battery. The possibilities are endless.
Some of The Best Beard Trimmers to Check Out
Trying to search for the right beard trimmer is going to be complicated because there are so many that you can choose from. Make things less complicated for you by looking at some of these brands:
- Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer 7200
If you would like to do a very nice trim of the bearded area, this is the best one that you can use. The blades are very easy to maintain. You can use it for a few months without oiling because its blades last longer than other trimmers. This is also a very stylish looking beard trimmer that you will be proud to bring with you every time you travel.
- Wahl All-in-One Grooming Kit
If you would like to have a beard trimmer that comes with all of the items you may possibly need in order to keep your beard looking neat, this is the one that you should try. This will be very helpful for you if your hair seems to multiply overnight. This is considered by a lot of men as one of the most powerful beard trimmers you can find.
- Remington MB4040
Whether you have a mustache, a beard, or even stubble, this is the right item for you to use. The moment that you see it, you know that it looks cool enough. It also has some features that other trimmers cannot offer. You can safely use it for all of your facial hair – trimming the most stubborn hair to perfection.
The best beard trimmer will still depend on your preferences. Consider what you want and you will be able to make the right choice easily.
How to get the ball rolling on eating healthier
You may want to start eating healthier, but getting the ball rolling can be an uphill endeavor.
Make a List
When you get hungry, the last thing you feel like doing is running down a mental list of available healthy foods to eat. That’s why you probably end up grabbing whatever is closest to you and chowing down, vowing to start eating healthy tomorrow.
Instead, sit down and make a list of foods that you determine to be healthiest for you and your goals. Don’t just write a shopping list. Make a list of actual meals that you can prepare and eat. Include what day you’re going to have them, and what time. The more prepared you are when hunger strikes, the more likely you will be to have something ready without having to think too hard about it.
Buy a Cookbook
Flipping through a cookbook with enticing photographs of healthy food will get you inspired to start eating healthy. Buy a cookbook or two that has nothing but healthy food recipes. Make sure it has a photo for every recipe, so you can visualize yourself dining on the healthy options. Put bookmarks on pages that really make you want to get up and start cooking. These are the dishes that will offer you the best motivation to start your new healthy eating plan. Alternatively, you can create your own cookbook by searching around the internet for healthy recipes and saving them to your phone or computer.
Buy Some New Clothes
Wearing the same clothes every day when you already feel unattractive can keep you in a negative rut that’s hard to get out of. Put on your favorite pair of jeans, jacket, whatever, and go shopping for some new clothes. Buy a few that fit you now, and something special that you can work toward fitting into after you’ve achieved your weight goal. The change will help you to see yourself as someone new and fresh who is capable of switching eating habits for the better.
Stop Looking in the Mirror
If your appearance really gets you down, stop obsessing over your flaws in the mirror. Seriously, you don’t need a visual examination over every wrinkle or bulge. Just stop looking in the mirror, get dressed, and be on your merry way. Wait at least a month before you give yourself a once over again. This time, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, instead of walking away thinking how bad you look.
Buy a Cool Scale
If you’re trying to lose weight (or even gain weight), having a cool scale will make the process easier to measure progress. Get yourself a digital scale that measures ounces as well as pounds. They even have scales that speak your weight, if that’s what you need to keep motivated to eat healthier. Just don’t weigh yourself every day, because daily fluctuations in weight are normal, and have little to do with your eating habits. If you gain a couple ounces after eating healthy all day, you could lose motivation to continue to eat healthy. Every three days or so is sufficient to track your progress and measure your results.
Choose Restaurants With Healthy Food
If cooking isn’t your thing, choose some local restaurants that serve healthy foods with wholesome ingredients. Keep a list of these restaurants at hand so that when you come home late from work and don’t feel like cooking, you’ll have a backup plan that doesn’t involve Domino’s Pizza.
Invest in Partitioned Storage Containers
If you’re short on time like most of us, you need some quick options for meals every now and then. Invest in some portioned storage containers so you can make your own version of TV dinners. Instead of pudding and mashed potatoes, fill them with things like brown rice, steamed broccoli, and turkey breast. Prepare them ahead of time and stack in your refrigerator or freezer. Just pop one in the microwave when all you can think about is flopping on the couch in front of the television.
The key to getting the ball rolling to start eating healthier is to be prepared. When you stock up on the tools that will help you reach your goals, get ready for instances when there’s no time to cook, and be kind to yourself by not obsessing over your image, you stand a pretty good chance of improving your eating habits for good.
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Marijuana. Infused. Beer.
It was only a matter of time before weed found its way into America’s favorite drink. Enter: marijuana-infused beer.
These days, you can find marijuana infused in everything from alcohol to BBQ sauce to bath bombs to candy bars. So, it was only a matter of time before weed found its way into America’s favorite drink: beer. Enter: marijuana-infused beer.
From Business Insider, a report that Lagunitas Brewing Company has released an IPA infused with marijuana. It’s called Supercritical, and it’s available for a limited release in California. In case you don’t know, Lagunitas Brewing Company is based in California and was purchased by Heineken in early 2017.
Sadly, though, it won’t get you high — the beer contains no THC.
For inside scoop, watch the full video. Then let us know in the comments what you think about marijuana-infused beer.
Sweden’s Move To A 6 Hour Workday Should Make You Very Angry
THIS CONTENT WAS REPUBLISHED FROM AN EARLIER DATE.
What would you do with 6 extra hours of free time every week? That’s the question every full-time worker in Sweden is going to have to answer. After years of individual companies making the switch, the entire country is about to embark on an ambitious plan to maintain productivity while also eliminating 17% of the current workweek. Yes, the entire country.
Not only have Swedish workers just been given 312 hours of their lives back each year, but they have effectively been given a rather nice raise as well. In 2014, the average Swede took home about of €30,612 (the equivalent of $34,285) each year, or €2551 ($2857) a month, which is about €589 ($660) a week. If we break that down over a 36 hour work week (less than the 47 hours the average American works full-time ), that equals €16.35 an hour. With the switch from a 36 hour workweek to a 30 hour workweek, the average take-home hourly wage just jumped to €19.63/hour, or a 20% increase.*
That would make me pretty happy, and I hope our CEO reads this and feels compelled to give all of us at Men’s Trait a 20% raise. We’re not holding our breath, however. Wages in the U.S. have been slightly better than stagnant for decades, and now we have to sit back and watch as an entire nation was just collectively given a raise that we could only dream of in the States.
In the United States, the average earner made $45,230 before taxes in 2014. More than the average Swede, right? Not necessarily. You might have noticed that the amount people in Sweden take home, on average, was €30,612 ($34,285), not what they earned. That’s the net, after tax amount. In the U.S., depending on a worker’s tax bracket, that amount would be at best $33,923, excluding any deductions and credits on their taxes. Depending on the exchange rate at any given moment, people in Sweden might take home more money than Americans. Or Americans might take home more. It’s very, very close.
But each country is different, and the cost of living in Sweden is higher than in the United States. Or, rather no, it isn’t. When we look at just after tax income, not accounting for fixed expenses, the average Swede has more buying power than the average American. Rent and utilities are significantly cheaper for people living in Sweden, making it slightly more affordable than the U.S. overall. Removing just utilities from the equation gives the advantage to Americans for having more buying power. Luxury activities, like eating at restaurants or going to the movies, are more expensive in Sweden than they are in the United States; that’s one financial advantage we have. But Swedes don’t do those things on the same scale that Americans do, so the premium prices affect them less than they would someone living in the States.
Okay, so I’ve rambled for over 500 words about how the Swedes just made a change to how much people work, and then delved into a bevy of numbers comparing the incomes and buying power of Americans and Swedes, only to come to the conclusion that there really isn’t that much difference between the two countries. Both are wealthy countries, with each celebrating a 7.2 OECD Better Life Index score that measures the quality of life for people around the globe, well above the average score of 6.0. So what’s the point?
Just remember, you could be living the American dream in Sweden, only by working at least 312 fewer hours each year. Oh, and the Swedes are guaranteed 25 paid vacation days and 16 paid holidays yearly, plus some paid maternity (56 weeks, or 13 months) and paternity leave (34 weeks), neither of which are guaranteed in the United States.** Now, with this new 6 hour workday, your typical Swedish worker will work 458 fewer hours every year than the average American (this even includes part-time workers)—that’s 19 full days.
Yes, you should be angry. People in Sweden are living the American dream better than we are.
Preston Hemmerich is the Content Manager for 301 Digital Media, overseeing MensTrait.com, OutwardOn.com, DailyBeautyHack.com and more. He enjoys covering food, politics, travel and writing sad attempts at humor.
*This figure does not account for hourly employees, only salaried employees. Some businesses have applied a wage increase to hourly employees to make up for lost hours, but that is not a country wide practice. In reality, this de facto raise disproportionately benefits higher income individuals working salaried jobs.
**Collectively, citizens of the U.S. get nowhere near 41 paid days off a year that Swedish citizens do.
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