The best of...men’s grooming
Braun Series 9-9095CC
This high-end electric foil shaver “cleans, charges, lubricates, and dries itself at the touch of a button.” It aligns and trims cut hairs growing in different directions and can be used wet or dry, plus you’ll never run out of charge midshave.
Tweezerman Slant Tweezer
Because there’s “no coming back from a unibrow,” a set of professional-grade slant-tip tweezers is a must for any man with hair follicles above the bridge of his nose. “Oh, and put down the razor. That’s a mishap waiting to happen.”
Philips Norelco Nose Trimmer 5100
“The next grooming challenge: nostril fur.” You shouldn’t pluck nose hairs—doing so can lead to infections. Instead, use this efficient trimmer, which won’t tug and comes with attachments for the ears, eyebrows, neck, and beard.
Billy Jealousy Beard Wash
“Studies show that beard hair is like a petri dish, so make sure you wash yours regularly.” This specialized wash contains aloe, soy protein, and green tea extract to soften, nourish, and condition your beard.
Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 7200
The vacuum in this beard trimmer sucks up as much as 90 percent of trimmed hair for less mess around your sink. The trimmer has selfsharpening blades and 20 settings for different beard lengths.
Tip of the week...
How to get the best prices online
■ Go incognito. Online retailers often raise prices if your browsing habits or your area’s average income indicates you can afford to pay more. Dodge Big Brother’s surge pricing by shopping while using your browser’s private setting, like Chrome’s incognito mode.
■ Shop on Mondays. The best day to shop depends on what you’re buying, but you typically will find the most discounts on Mondays, especially for consumer electronics.
■ Leave items in your cart. Next time you shop online, let your cart sit idle after filling it with select items. “It’s the e-commerce way of playing hard to get,” and it sometimes inspires retailers to email you a discount.
■ Use Wikibuy. This browser extension—“a godsend” during the holiday season—scours Amazon.com for coupons and better prices.
And for those who have everything...
“Are you looking for a world of pain?” Try munching on a Carolina Reaper Madness Chip, the spiciest tortilla chip ever made. Seasoned with Carolina Reaper peppers, which are at least 100 times hotter than jalapeños, each chip is packaged separately and sold by Paqui, a gourmet chip maker, in a coffinlike box that bears ample warning of the torture that awaits. If you’re crazy enough to try it, “make sure you have your antidotes ready.” Its creators wore gas masks while handling the peppers. Your mouth will thank you if you have limes or lemons on hand.
For consulting a doctor
■ Doctor on Demand allows you to videochat with the 1,400 physicians, pediatricians, and psychologists within its network. Even remotely, doctors can diagnose most common ailments, prescribing medication if necessary. Medical consultations cost $49, while a 25-minute counseling session costs $79.
■ HealthTap offers around-the-clock access to more than 100,000 top doctors via video, phone, and text messaging—all for $49 a month. Its concierge service—“a smart move for people who travel a lot”—lets you connect with your own primary-care physician, provided you’ve set up an appointment.
■ DermatologistOnCall provides quick advice about worrisome blemishes. Just answer a few questions and submit photos of your rash, mole, or acne and a dermatologist will reach out with a diagnosis. Available in 31 states, the service costs $59 per consultation.
Source: Men’s Health