This startup uses a personalized quiz to create one-of-a-kind colognes for men — after trying it, I'll never shop for fragrances in a store again
- Instead of making a seemingly major life decision about what you want to smell like, new cologne startup Hawthorne is an easy and accurate way to get cologne formulated specifically for you.
- To get started on your own personalized Hawthorne cologne, you take a very simple quiz.
- For a long time, I've wanted to try other options, but it was always hard to find something I liked without having to smell the entire men's fragrance section.
- They were made by Hawthorne's five-time Men's Fragrance of the Year winner Oliver Gillotin, whose made fragrances for brands like Balenciaga, Christian Dior, and even Ralph Lauren (the brand I'd been wearing previously).
- Given the personalized touch and the convenience over buying cologne in a store, Hawthorne is definitely worth it.
The 10 most intense battles in US history
- The U.S. X Corps was forced to retreat and by mid-November the 1st Marine Division and elements of the 7th Infantry Division found themselves surrounded, outnumbered, and at risk of annihilation in the high North Korean Mountains at the Chosin Reservoir.
- The next day, both armies gathered their dead and wounded and Lee retreated south.
- Wanting to capitalize on the recent victory, Lee led his troops on a second invasion into the Northern states to defeat the Union on their own soil and hopefully gain recognition of the confederacy by European countries.
- The battle to regain Hue began in February 1968 and lasted nearly a month, as Marines ferociously drove North Vietnamese and Communist Viet Cong forces from the city.
- The Second Battle of Fallujah was the bloodiest battle American troops fought in the entire Iraq conflict and the deadliest battle for the Marine Corps since Hue City in 1968.
Hims’ on-demand Viagra doesn’t guarantee good sex
- Yet in their attempt to help men sidestep awkward conversations about erectile embarrassment, Hims is aggressively promoting the idea that a healthy sex life is one where erections occur on demand and last as long as you want.
- Younger men’s erectile issues often have mental and emotional causes, says TT Baum, a San Francisco-based sex educator who does hands-on work with clients who struggle with sexual issues.
- For those men, Hims’ promise of embarrassment-free treatment could seem particularly appealing: If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of talking about your anxiety-induced erectile dysfunction, a pill you order online can feel like an easy out.
- Men who see good sex as being synonymous with the presence of an erection — any erection, no matter how emotionally disconnected from it they may be — are especially prone to developing a dependency on erectile dysfunction drugs, says Baum.
Math Says Urinals in Planes Could Make Lavatory Lines Shorter for Everyone
- On the other, the Durinal removes an outlet for sit-down urinators who share their reduced number of toilets with women, as well as with men who aren’t headed to the lav to pee.
- To set a baseline, he and his co-author Kurt Van Hautegem created a model where men and women had the same number of toilets and arrived in line at 10-second intervals.
- In their concert scenario, a ratio of 14 commodes to eight urinals gave women a wait time of one minute, 27 seconds, and men just under a minute—each sex was waiting nearly equal to its service time.
- “That means there might be four people in line," he adds, "but there are eight or nine others sitting down who also want to use the restroom.” Rogiest says he would like to run mathematical simulations on how a Durinal would affect airplane bathroom usage before throwing his academic reputation behind a back-of-the-tissue calculation.
Starbucks' newest open-bathroom policy is getting mixed reviews from customers
- Next time you find yourself in dire need of a public restroom, look no further than your local Starbucks.
- Now, instead of dishing out a few dollars to purchase a drink or scone to comply with the Starbucks customer bathroom policy, you can simply walk in and use the restrooms free of charge.
- However, others spoke out against the change using the argument that public restrooms will attract more homeless people to the business.
- This new policy comes at a pivotal time for the company after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in April.
- Employees called the police when the men refused to leave the Starbucks after asking to use the restroom and being refused for not purchasing a drink.
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Starbucks just broke one of the biggest rules in the restaurant industry — and it reveals a huge problem for the coffee giant
- People no longer need to order any food to hang out or use the bathroom at Starbucks.
- Starbucks makes money based on customers buying food and drinks — not people loitering on their laptops or popping in to use the bathroom.
- Longtime CEO and current executive chairman Howard Schultz wanted Starbucks to be a place between home and work, where people could find community.
- This community, in Schultz's mind, is the real reason people visit Starbucks (and pay more for drinks).
- Increasingly, Starbucks customers seem to be visiting the chain for convenience, instead of some noble "third-place" mission.
- With the rise of drive-thrus and mobile orders, an increasing number of Starbucks customers are attempting to get their drinks to go, with as little human contact as possible.
- Starbucks' efforts following the arrests shows how seriously the chain is continuing to take its "third place" reputation.
9 facial traits that make someone more attractive, according to science
- Studies such as this one published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, and this one published in the Journal of Evolution & Human Behaviour, have shown that in experimental conditions, men and women both prefer faces that are more symmetrical.
- A study in 2012, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, found that women prefer men who look older.
- One study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, found that men could be considered more attractive if they had a facial scar, whereas this wasn't found for women.
- Some research suggests that we tend to find people who look like our opposite sex parent attractive.
- Also, in a follow up study, a sample of 697 men and women showed people were more likely to have romantic partners who had the same eye and hair colour as their opposite-sex parents.
Starbucks is opening its bathrooms to everyone
- The company informed US employees on Friday that people can gather in their cafes and patios even if they don't buy drinks, and that store bathrooms are available to everyone.
- The policy change follows an uproar over the way two black men were treated at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last month.
- One of the men asked to use the bathroom, but an employee told him it was only for paying customers.
- Earlier this month, Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, speaking at the Atlantic Council in Washington, teased the policy change.
- He said the company used to have a "loose" policy of only allowing paying customers to use the bathroom, with the decision ultimately left to the store manager, but that stores would change that rule.
- The old policy, and the decision by the Philadelphia store manager last month, were "absolutely wrong in every way," Schultz added.