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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response?

According to Wikipedia, "Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR)...is a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli.  The nature and classification of the ASMR phenomenon is controversial, with strong anecdotal evidence to support the phenomenon but little or no scientific explanation or verified data."  Could it be why we … [Read More]

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The Evolution of Shaving Creams

If you are thinking that shaving is a modern day concept; you need to get your facts straight. Shaving and skincare by men to get that smooth and clean shaven look has been recorded in 3000 BC in the Sumer civilization. Men at that time used a rudimentary form of shaving cream that was made up of wood alkali and animal fat. You will be surprised to know that they discovered this method while removing the fur of animals. … [Read More]


How To Not Choose The Wrong Cologne

Darwin believed that us humans produce two types of smells: defensive and attractive. When scientists delved into the topic of exactly what makes our nose tick for attraction, they came up with no exact answers. We do know that scents, both natural and unnatural, have profound effects on mood, but there are no studies that prove why these reactions exist. For now, science abandons us to figure out this whole scent thing out on our own. … [Read More]


Triethanolamine? In My Shaving Cream?

Marc writes: "Could you write an article on the best shave soaps that do not have Triethanolamine as a component because it has been linked to cancer and is used by Talyor...and other high profile soap companies shown in articles on this site." … [Read More]



What Is The Best Shaving Cream?

[UPDATED September, 2014!] What is the best shaving cream?  There is a lot of it out there–the good, the bad, and the ugly.  And shaving cream can be pretty important: it can make using a blade a pleasant, fragrant diversion or a painful, bloody chore.