Archive for May, 2010

Surprise Your Spouse with a ‘Just Because’ Gift

May 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM
Posted by RubaDub

giftbasketAfter a while, even the strongest marriages can lapse into a dutiful routine. The lively spark that can only be sustained through spontaneity begins to diminish, and husband and wife settle into life as usual. Fortunately there are ways to shake things up and restore some much needed marital bliss. The answer is as simple as giving and receiving a personalized gift basket.

The key is to present the basket at a time when your spouse least expects it. The “just because” gift is especially effective when it’s given as a surprise. Partners expect to receive gifts for Christmas, birthdays and a few other select holidays, but these perfunctory offerings just aren’t as special. Don’t be afraid to live a little and spice things up for the good of your marriage.

Skincare Techniques for Men

May 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM
Posted by RubaDub

mens-skincareMany men completely forgo the notion of skin are, passing it off as unnecessary or feminine. But the skin is the first line of defense against disease and infection, and healthy skin will serve you best. Here are some skincare tips for men:

~ The face should be washed every day with a mild, natural soap, such as oatmeal or shea butter soap (it’s okay to do this in the shower).
~ Once or twice a week, wash the face with warm water and a deep cleanser to flush out the pores. Apply a moisturizing lotion or aloe afterward.
~ If you’re planning on being outside for an extended amount of time, apply sunscreen.
~ Take care when shaving; make sure the face is wet before applying shaving cream, and allow the cream a few moments to settle in. Apply after-shave cream following shaving.
~ Eat a balanced diet and stay active.
~ Drink plenty of water and limit alcohol intake.