5 Myths of Manliness

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There’s always been a little bit of a divide between what’s genuinely manly and what’s perceived as manly. It might have all started with The Man Show, which glorified the simple and dirty joys of manhood. But in the years since, there have been so many shows, websites and other forms of entertainment preaching (or at least implying) what it means to be manly that some bizarre ideas have had time to develop.

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5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Long Term Hearing Loss

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Most people agree that having good health is one of the most important things for all of us – because without it we can’t really enjoy the rest of our lives. That’s why we go to the doctor when we’re feeling off colour, to the dentist when we’ve got a toothache or even to a physiotherapist with our aches and pains. But one area we don’t pay nearly enough attention to is our hearing.

Considering it’s such a vital sense we barely give it a second thought and it’s only when we start to lose it that we start to appreciate its importance.

With this in mind, here are five ways that right now you can start to protect your hearing from damage.

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Sticky Little Secrets About Your Car

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How much do you know about the assembly of modern vehicles?

Considering you likely spent your formative years tinkering under the bonnet of a beat up Vauxhall Nova, installing superfluous K&N air filters and attempting to tack on an exhaust with an outlet bigger than your head, you probably reckon you know a lot …

… but forget everything you thought you knew.

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Back to the Saddle Seat: Getting on Your Bike Again

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In younger years, you may have placed playing cards in the spokes or rode your best friend on the handlebars, but somewhere along the way you lost inspiration for riding a bicycle. However, whether due to a lack of exercise or a regained interest, you’re ready to get back in the saddle again. Here are more than a few reasons to get back on the road and on top of a new bike.

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Movie Review: “The Intern”

Starring
Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Anders Holm, Rene Russo, Adam DeVine, Andrew Rannells, Christina Scherer
Director
Nancy Meyers

It’s a good thing that Nancy Meyers has so many friends in Hollywood, because if anyone else made a film as terrible as “It’s Complicated,” it likely would have ended their careers. The 2009 romantic comedy took Meyers’ brand of wish-fulfillment fantasy to gag-inducing levels, and Meyers addresses some of those criticisms with “The Intern,” a welcome departure from her typical fluff that forgoes the romance between its two leads in favor of something more genuine. Granted, the movie still looks like it came out of a Pottery Barn catalog, but thanks to some good performances from Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, it’s a relatively enjoyable workplace comedy that’s marred only by its bipolar script.

De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who’s quickly grown bored of retirement and is searching for something to help fill the void. When he applies for a senior internship program at a flourishing online fashion site, he’s assigned to be the personal intern to founder Jules Ostin (Hathaway), who in just 18 months has transformed a simple idea into a successful business, despite having no experience. Though her hands-on approach is admirable, the job has begun to consume her life, leaving little time to spend with her husband (Anders Holm) and daughter (JoJo Kushner). Jules is burnt out and clearly in over her head, but when the company’s investors suggest hiring a seasoned CEO to help steady the ship, she’s hesitant about handing over the keys to an outsider. Ben enters Jules’ life just when she needs it most, gradually breaking down her hard shell to become a mentor figure as she faces life-changing decisions in the office and at home.

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