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Study Finds a "Facial Hair Ceiling" in the American Workplace

"ESPN Factor" noted as limiting facial hair growth amongst leadership<p>After two decades of employment persecution and nearly being shaved out of existence forever, the Mustached American is back and prospering in the U.S. workforce. However, as a new survey conducted by the American Mustache …

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Beer Me, Jesus! These Booze Friendly Churches Are the Latest Christian Trend

When you think of church, the first thoughts in your head are probably of stern looking men pounding pulpits, monotone hymns, and youth pastors in Old Navy cardigans... not alcohol-fueled praise parties. <b>But weirdly enough, a more and more ministries are embracing booze</b>.<p>While youth attendance in …

What Pirating Taught Me About Life

Anonymous is the new black...<p>I've always loved computers. Ever since I saw my first Commodore 64, I was infatuated. It was like a window into the imagination. Luckily I grew up in the military and attended the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS, not to be confused with DDoS), so I had …

Man Buys House Next To Ex-Wife, Erects Middle Finger Statue (PHOTO)

Don't hate the player, hate the middle finger that's now pointing at your house from your jilted lover's back patio.<p>Alan Markovitz recently moved in to a home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., next door to his ex-wife. He then proceeded to erect this bronze statue in her -- and her new boyfriend's -- …

WAS BRITTANY MURPHY MURDERED?!

Toxins found in coroner reports suggest BRITTANY MURPHY’s death may have been cold-bloodedly arranged.<p><b>After obtaining his daughter’s hair</b>, blood and …

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Celebrating the Twisted Genius of Soldier Humor

Featuring a guy who used all the white trash names from Ted to plan a military operation.<p><b>The night before a potentially dicey mission</b> to the heart of Taliban-controlled territory, U.S. soldiers run through their battle plan using a room-sized map of a remote village drawn on a plywood floor.<p>Capt. …

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Meet Martin Strel, the Extraordinary Man Who Swims the Entire Length of Rivers

“Daredevil”, “human fish”, “the hero in a speedo” or “the craziest man in the world” – however you’d like to call him, he is the greatest endurance …

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Levalet "Orphee" New Street Piece - Paris, France

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• October 27, 2013<br>• 0<p>Charles Leval aka Levalet, just finished working on this new installation somewhere on the streets of …

This Guy Is Walking from Norway to Morocco for Fun

He's been on the road since June, lives in a sleeping bag, and got an infection in his Achilles' tendon near the beginning of his trip. But he's having a great time.<p><i>All photos courtesy Oskar Klaren</i><p>Meet Oskar Klaren. Oskar is a 26-year-old Swede who is doing that thing many 20-somethings do where …

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The Syrian Refugees Living in an Abandoned Lebanese Mall

Around 1,000 refugees have built improvised homes in a derelict mall after fleeing their war-torn hometowns. They have to endure poverty and cramped living conditions as well as prejudice from the locals.<p><i>The courtyard of the former mall in Lebanon that has become home to around 1,000 Syrian</i> …

Middle East

9 ways to last longer in bed

For most guys, the bedroom is probably the one place you don't want to finish first. Sex experts (and, we assume, you) agree that nothing makes a guy …

Nine Best Oktoberfest Beers

1. Samuel Adams Oktoberfest<p>The Boston microbrewery’s Märzen rendition is the most popular domestic Oktoberfest on the market. And for good reason: …

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These Meditation Spots Will Inspire You To Take A Moment To Breathe (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

How to Do a Tabata Workout

You can get a great workout in just four minutes—really!<p>Short interval workouts <i>do</i> work, and here’s even more proof: High-intensity Tabata workouts effectively boost your cardiovascular strength, according to a recent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE).<p><b>How it Works</b><br>Tabata …

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together."<p>"It’s a classic saying, and it’s widely accepted because it’s very true," neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science Of …

The Science Behind Why We Binge (And What To Do About It)

<i>By Nick English</i><p>At some point, we've all awoken from some kind of binge, perhaps surrounded by beer bottles, candy wrappers or shopping bags, and asked ourselves: <i>What the hell happened?</i> How can rational, functioning adults totally lose control of their impulses?<p>"We're always being told that you're …

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

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My Incredible Shrinking Dad -- And the Importance of a Daily Weigh-In

I think it's fair to say no one <i>likes</i> weighing themselves. We're so caught up in seeing a "good" number on the scale, more often than not we'd rather not step on it in the first place. For some, this dread is so strong it triggers waves of shame or other emotions that end up only fueling more eating.<p>…

Here's Why You Must Convince Your Loved One To Quit Smoking

Smokers do not like to be asked if they know what their beloved cigarette is doing to their health. Yes, they know. They've taken health class too.<p>But if you love someone who's hooked on cigarettes, chances are you still try to lobby for a quit date -- not just for your loved one's own health, but …

Response To Stressful Life Events Could Affect Anxiety, Depression Risk

<i>By Susan E. Matthews</i><p>Though traumatic life events are the biggest cause of depression or anxiety, a new study suggests that how people respond to these events can influence whether or not they'll experience either mental health issue. The research, which considered survey responses from more than …

Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

<b>The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking, researchers have shown.</b><p>The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep.<p>Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps …

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