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How To Shave Like A Boss

For those of you who always end up on the wrong side of the blade after shaving (you know with razor bumps and irritations) here’s a few steps and tips on how to shave without those side effects. And for the beardgang faithful, trust me there will come a day in a man’s life where you have to pick up the razor and go bare… you definitely would want to do it write when that day eventually comes. Before we teach you how to shave like a real badass there are few things you would need to successfully complete this feat which are;

  • Badger Brush and bowl: That little brush you kinda never needed at the barber shop.. It’s actually quite important as it is used to apply shaving foam/cream.. yup it’s called a badger brush who knew?!

 

                        

 

 

  • Shaving Foam/Cream: Shaving foam acts as a lubricant for the cutting process and desensitizes skin. There are various brands of shaving cream no particular brand is above the other but I’m quite partial to Gillette.

 

                   

 

  • Shaving Stick: Well there are different types of shaving sticks.. There’s the straight razor, the double-edged shaving stick,  the electric shaver, the multiple blade shaving stick with removable blades and then there’s the disposable shaving stick. Depending on your budget and shaving style options could vary.


             

  • Aftershave: These are products that are applied immediately after shaving to provide some combination of irritation relief, skin moisturizing, and protection from the elements.  Select an aftershave based on how that combination addresses the needs of your skin. Avoid all alcohol-based aftershaves as they tend to damage your skin.

With all these things in hand you’re well on your way to having an epic shave

Here are the steps to shave like a real badass;

 

STEP 1

Choose the shaver that best fits your needs

Consult a grooming specialist, like a barber who specializes in facial shaves, to understand how your facial hair grows and the correct technique to approach the contours of your face. Everyone’s hair grows at a different rate and has a different texture so be aware of what features benefit you most.

STEP 2

Wash your face with warm water

Washing removes excess oil and dead skin cells, which can interfere with the razor or irritate your gently-scraped skin while simultaneously reducing bacteria that could cause infection. Washing also moisturizes the hair about to be shaved, softening it and making the shave easier. Warm water is the best option when washing your hair pre-shave as it helps soften your follicles and encourage your pores to open, making for a closer shave. Dry-shaving is a sure-fire way to incur razor burn and skin irritation. Always make sure there's at least some lubrication between your skin and razor, even if it's just a splash of water.

STEP 3

Apply the shaving cream to your wet face

Apply the shaving cream liberally over your entire face. Shaving cream softens the hair and moisturizes the skin, but if you're in a pinch, you can also shave with conditioner or even with soap (only if you're really in a pinch). If you are able to buy the mixing bowl, you first wet your badger brush with cold water. Whip the shaving brush around your bowl in a circular motion, agitating the shaving cream. Adding more cool water as much as necessary, whip the shaving cream into a light lather with soft peaks. This should take around 2-3 minutes. Use the shaving brush to work the cream onto your face in a circular motion, going over your entire face multiple times. Let the shaving cream set on your face for 2 minutes as the longer it stands the more moisturised you skin gets.

STEP 4

Hold the razor correctly

If you're using a multi-blade razor, which seems to be the most popular kind, hold the razor with your index finger extended near the top of the shaft, resting the head flat of the razor against the skin. The handle should be raised at an angle of 30 degrees or so.

  • If the cartridge is assisted by a spring to hold flat against skin curves, start shaving with the handle raised enough to compress this spring just a little into its range.
  • Drag the razor handle-first across the skin to shave. Applying pressure is not necessary; pressure or sideways movement can cause cuts. Try to bring the razor as lightly as possible across the surface of your skin.
  • As you practice, you'll be able to set down the razor, pull it across the skin, and raise it up at the end of a stroke in a smooth motion. A rolling razor like a "Headblade" can maintain the proper angle in hard-to-reach areas.

STEP 5

Shave in the proper direction and taut your skin where possible

On the first pass, always shave with the grain. This usually means shaving downward, but not always. Going against the grain (shaving the opposite direction that the hair grows) makes for a closer shave, but it also produces the most irritation and cuts. If you have a tendency to get bumps or rashes, or if you often get ingrown hairs, or if you simply consider your face too pretty to abuse, start shaving with the grain. If your skin is loose in any way, it helps to create a flat, firm surface for the razor to cut across. Right beneath the jawline is a problem-area for many men because it is contoured. When you shave this area, lift the skin on your cheek up so that the skin that was right below your jawline is now right above it. Shave with the grain.

 

 

STEP 6

Periodically dip your razor in warm water to free any hairs that have stuck between the blades

You want your blades as clean and uncluttered as possible. Whenever you think there's possible buildup between or underneath your blades, dip and swirl your blades under water. It's usually a good idea to soften the water by adding soap (this will make the water go scummy, but will help protect the blade from the scratchy minerals that tend to dry on after use).

STEP 7

Rinse off the shaving cream with cold water

After you’re done shaving rinse off your face with cold water as cold water closes your pores and makes it more difficult for bacteria to get inside thereby reducing the possibility of irritation. You can also press a cold, wet cloth against your face for five minutes to really seal the deal. Really, the more time you take the better.

STEP 8

Pat dry and moisturize

Don't rub with a towel, as that can irritate the freshly shaved skin. Use a generous amount of moisturizer that is free of perfumes and other potential irritants. Shaving balms based in aloe and tea tree oil can help prevent dry skin and razor burn. Use all-natural products to keep your skin moisturized and healthy, applying a small amount and working it thoroughly around your beard area.

STEP 9

Clean your shaving supplies

Rinse and dry your equipment thoroughly, and store in a dry place. Clean equipment is less likely to introduce bacteria and infection to your open, freshly shaved pores. Change the blades as needed. A dull blade will leave your face feeling raw and sore, and is much more likely to cause razor burn.

So those are the steps needed to be taken if you want to shave like a badass unless you’re a legend like Chuck Norris who tells his beard to fall off.. its advised you follow these few steps.

HAPPY SHAVING

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Use Ovens to quickly ripen bananas.

 

 

Empty tic tac containers make the best spice containers.

 

 

Use a thumb tac for a perfectly boiled egg.

 

 

Slice small food items with ease.

 

 

Shake your eggs 2-3 minutes before boiling to get gold colored eggs.

 

 

Wrap paper towels round soda bottles to cool faster.

 

 

Grain to water ratio... not like you're going to count rice but you get.

 

 

Quickly remove eggshells.

 

 

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For many smartphone users, closing apps has become a subconscious action even while your battery is on a 100%. You double-tap your home button on your iPhone or click the multitasking key on your android and remove the apps you aren’t making use of but what we don’t know is that this single line of action could be doing us more harm than good.

In the last week or so, both Apple and Google have confirmed that closing your apps does absolutely nothing to improve your battery life. In fact, says Hiroshi Lockheimer, the VP of Engineering for Android, it might make things worse.

Stop closing your apps to save battery lie. There’s really nothing more to it, if you’re a tech noob, maybe i need to share to you David Pierce’s explanation of how multitasking works.

On iOS, for instance, there are five different states an app can be in at any given time. (Android’s setup is similar enough that we don’t need to go over both.) Not running is obvious: You haven’t launched it, it’s not running. Active is up on the screen and doing stuff. Inactive is a transitional phase, where it’s on the screen but not doing anything as you switch to something else. Background is when the app isn’t in front of your face but is working, refreshing your emails or bringing in the latest fire tweets. Last, there’s Suspended, which is when an app is in the background and doing absolutely nothing. It just sits in memory like a bump on a log.

On both Android and iOS, algorithms run memory management. They’ll close apps that need to be closed, typically ones that have been dormant for a while or are using more power or memory than they should. And they’re very good at knowing when you’re going to need data, or want a refresh, or open an app again. Apps that are already in memory open quickly, rather than having to fully start again; it’s like waking your computer from sleep rather than rebooting it completely. You’re far, far better off letting the system work for you rather than forcing it to re-open and re-start everything every time. Battery questions aside, it makes your phone slower and less coherent.

If you’re hell bent on saving your battery, there’s a lot of things you can do which ranges from turning down your brightness to enable low power mode on your iPhone or doze on your droid. Turn off location sharing for apps that don’t need it (which is a good idea regardless). Put the whole thing in Airplane Mode, if you’re feeling really crazy. But stop swiping your apps out of view, because it’s not helping. If anything, it’s making it worse.

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The difference between Android and iOS emojis has been a cause for concern over recent years. So much so it makes communication difficult at times particularly on the android side which most people believe have it worse in the emoji wars... But all that is set to change.

Google has announced a series of updates as part of its latest Android N preview, but we can skip past the new 3D rendering API and launcher shortcuts and head straight to the real news, which is that Android will finally deploy emoji that look like actual people. Did i hear you say yay?

If you own an iPhone, you might look at me mad thinking “what else do emojis look like?” well, while you see a bald, yellow, blob-like figure on your phone,  your Android friend sees a rather unappealing figure: It’s like a parade of minimalist Minions to be clear.

Henceforth, Android emoji will ditch the melting yellow Buddhas in favour of emoji that look like actual humans. Imagine! It will also allow for skin tone variations just like the iOS.

For what it’s worth, right now this only applies to Android N, which means Android smartphone owners won’t actually see it for some time still, even if they have a Nexus device. If they have something slower to receive updates—which is basically anything else—it could be years.

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Yesterday made it 2 years since the kidnapping of over 200 girls from a Government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. Although it was an event we wish didn’t happen, it has prompted the world to take female education a lot more seriously.

The first lady of the United States, or FLOTUS as some say, Michelle Obama has called for the education of every girl child during the Let Girls Learn event in the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings.

The call was well received, alongside a commitment from the World Bank Group to invest $2.5 billion on the education of the girl-child – an amount that will be spent during a 5 year period on education projects that directly benefit adolescent girls, whose empowerment is central to the Bank Group’s development efforts.

The announcement, made at the Let Girls Learn event during the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings, was followed by a call to action from the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, urging key policymakers and influencers from around the world to commit to urgent action in support of adolescent girls.

“It’s an expression of our belief in the power of education to transform the lives and prospects of millions of girls worldwide — as well as the prospects of their families, their communities and, of course, their countries,” FLOTUS said.

“I’m very excited to join the First Lady in announcing this major boost in funding for adolescent girls’ education,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “Empowering and educating adolescent girls is one of the best ways to stop poverty from being passed from generation to generation, and can be transformational for entire societies. This increased funding will help provide countries, especially in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with the tools to expand access to quality education so that all adolescent girls can go to school and reach their full potential.”

Obama said the drive to educate all girls is not just about resources, but about whether “we truly believe that girls are worth educating in the first place. And that’s where this issue becomes personal for me...When I travel the world and I meet girls who are so bright and so hungry to go to school, I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls.”

“Make no mistake about it. These girls are our girls. Every last one of them. These girls are our responsibility.”


The event was held on the two-year anniversary of the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

 

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We’re here today to talk about food, have you ever had Ofada rice? Or anything with suya?

 

  1. You don’t need protection to eat wings.
  2. If your food is disappointing, you don’t have to lie and say it was good. You can’t hurt food’s feelings.
  3. Suya doesn’t get jealous if you’re seeing grilled fish.
  4. Food won’t get annoyed if you’re just not hungry right now.
  5. Microwave indomie was your first love in the university
  6. Pap wouldn’t get mad if you only see on Saturdays.
  7. Amala and gbegiri.
  8. You don’t need incognito window to look at food porn.
  9. Cupcakes are so cute. And you never have to shave before eating them.
  10. You can eat in church.
  11. You can’t date an Arab chick... but you can at least have a Shawarma.
  12. Moi Moi looks better with her clothes off.
  13. Akara wouldn’t give you an attitude if you see 12.
  14. Falling asleep while eating isn’t considered quite as rude.
  15. Pizza wouldn’t complain if you’re done in 3 minutes.
  16. You can’t get blisters from cooking your own food too often.
  17. Pounded yam doesn’t need to see a movie before you take things up a notch.
  18. Chocolate makes you feel like you’re in love. Sex… doesn’t always do that.
  19. It’s not rude to stare at another person’s food when you have yours.
  20. You can try almost any weird new food without judgement.
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Temitope was abducted in his house which is located along Umuguma Specialist Hospital, Owerri, in the early hours of Monday, and his whereabouts has been unknown.

According to an eye witness, the kidnappers were about eight in number and jumped through his fence to gain access to where he was.

“I was in the security room with my brother when someone opened the window and pointed a gun at us and ordered us to open the gate, but I refused,” said the eye witness, Thomas.

“While I was arguing with them, I didn’t know that other members of the gang had climbed into the compound through the fence; they broke into my ‘oga’s’ house and brought him out.

“After that, they entered into the next bungalow and smashed all the window glasses, but the man there escaped through the fence at the back.

“They took his car and drove away with my Oga.”

Hours later, the kidnappers contacted a friend of the victim demanding a ransom of N15million.

According to thecable ng, a press statement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, the government said it was aware of the incident.

The statement reminded the kidnappers that the victim was only a reporter, accusing them of deciding to inconvenience the victim and his family – “A journalist cannot afford to pay any ransom. To us he must have been a victim of mistaken

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The design includes a graphic element highlighting 8 of Kobe’s notable stats which include the dates of his first and last games (11.01.96 and 4.13.16), five world championships, four All-star MVP awards, 18 All-Star appearances, 81 points scored in a game, 20 years played in the league and 24 for his jersey number.

Here’s a look at the Mamba Day iD.

 

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