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Shaving

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Shaving

Those first three weeks are wonderful.

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Secularick
3443 days ago
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If you dry your blade after use, it'll last months upon months in like-new condition. It isn't hair that dulls it, but oxidation. Stop wasting money and just dry the things!
Connersville, Indiana
thegrumpygirl
3442 days ago
store it in oil. that's better than just drying them.
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eraycollins
3443 days ago
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Not me. It was one week per disposable blade in my case.

World of Wonders

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It is the one great weakness of journalism as a picture of our modern existence, that it must be a picture made up entirely of exceptions. We announce on flaring posters that a man has fallen off a scaffolding. We do not announce on flaring posters that a man has not fallen off a scaffolding. Yet this latter fact is fundamentally more exciting, as indicating that that moving tower of terror and mystery, a man, is still abroad upon the earth. That the man has not fallen off a scaffolding is really more sensational; and it is also some thousand times more common. But journalism cannot reasonably be expected thus to insist upon the permanent miracles. Busy editors cannot be expected to put on their posters, ‘Mr. Wilkinson Still Safe,’ or ‘Mr. Jones, of Worthing, Not Dead Yet.’ They cannot announce the happiness of mankind at all. They cannot describe all the forks that are not stolen, or all the marriages that are not judiciously dissolved. Hence the complex picture they give of life is of necessity fallacious; they can only represent what is unusual. However democratic they may be, they are only concerned with the minority.

– G.K. Chesterton, The Ball and the Cross, 1909

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Secularick
3469 days ago
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Perhaps more people should care about things that go just right and as expected. We've wrapped ourselves in the exceptional, insofar as our news is concerned, we've allowed sensationalism to become so prevalent as to be normal.
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CallMeWilliam
3468 days ago
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Not only have we wrapped the news in the exceptional, we've also lost the sense of what's likely - if we ever had it. I've heard before of a likelihood-ometer for news stories. Geared like the richter scale, it'd give an instant means of knowing how likely a bad event is to happen to you.

“The Man With the Golden Arm”

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When James Harrison had chest surgery at age 13, he resolved to begin donating blood to help others in need. When he did so, doctors realized that he carries a rare immune globulin that can prevent unborn babies from suffering attacks by their mothers’ antibodies, a condition known as Rhesus disease.

In the 59 years since this was discovered, Harrison has given blood more than 1,000 times, an average of once every three weeks for five decades, and his donations have saved an estimated 2.4 million babies.

This has earned Harrison a spot in Guinness World Records. He calls this “the only record that I hope is broken.”

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Secularick
3471 days ago
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This man is a hero, and his name should be known.
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Just so we're clear

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tights-and-capes:

If someone is talking about an issue that affects them (ie, sexism, racism, ableism, etc), and you tell them to “get over it” or “rise above it”, you are using an oppressive tactic to silence them for going against the status quo.

Just because you don’t agree, does not mean you can go into someone’s space and tell them to stop caring about the things they care about, or fighting against things they see are wrong in the world.  

Reblogged for truth.

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Secularick
3474 days ago
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This.
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50 Common Misquotations

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50 Common Misquotations

Mental Floss drops another knowledge bomb with this eye-opening list of mangled and misattributed famous quotations. Granted, some of them are trivial, but a good number of them will leave you ashamed.

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Secularick
3475 days ago
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Way to go, Captain Kirk!
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Sticks and Stones

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can make me think I deserved it.
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Secularick
3475 days ago
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Sticks and stones have nothin' over words.
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