Beard Maintenance Explained: Balms and Shaving

beard maintenance tips

How you treat your hair on the head is different from the beards treatment. So you have to meet a line of products that are specially made for the beard. Since the beard is coarser than the hair on your head, Grooming Adepts shares the balm and shaving products that you just don’t see anywhere else.

The balms featured on the site make your beard to have a better texture and shape the beard accordingly. The shaving, on the other hand, makes your beard to look perfect by helping you in trimming and shaping it for a better presentation. Grooming Adepts has shed light on the issue where there are various options that you can carry out to see what suits you.

I am going to focus on summarizing what they say on balms and the two types of shavers: the single blade razors and the Braun shavers.

Beard balms

There are a variety of products to choose from that address different beard issues. Since not everything works for everyone, the variety includes explanations of the each of the products and how they serve your beards. After going through the explanations, here is what I found addressed by the balms.

Vegans or not

Some products are made from plant sources with no animal products added to the composition. So, for the strict vegetarians who have a beard to grow, the Adepts have something for you that is made from plant life. Others will consider having animal fats among other constituents for those who don’t mind about being a vegan or not.


Any balm should not cause an uncomfortable feeling on the skin. If you feel like scratching your chin now and then, Grooming Adepts have something to stop the feeling. Most of the products address the issue of making your skin feel better while under the beard.

An option for all beards

You will find many products that seek to condition the beard to have a smooth texture. It is one of the main reasons why you will want to go for a beard balm. More to that, some balms can be used on all beards regardless of the color. It is one of the best options I saw since you can pick one solution for all if you are still wondering on what to go for.

Shaving your beard

There are two options addressed in detail on Grooming. The single blade razors and Braun shavers.

Single blades

Some of us will go shopping an option that gets the job done but not a classy gadget. Single blades have come to be useful for those who are looking for something to start with before they advance or an intermediary to keep things going. From the Adepts, here is what they have to say about the razors.

  • Handling: There are blades with long arms that enable you to handle it if you have long hands. Others have short arms to counter for men with small hands, so people are spoilt for choice here.
  • Getting a close shave: For those of us looking to get everything out, there are razors designed to give you a close shave by having more razors on the shaving block.
  • Material: Some of the blades such as that from BIC, the plastic rocks everything that makes up the blade. For those who need something more solid and sturdy, most of the featured selection has metal making up the construction.

Braun Shavers

If you are looking for a shaver that will last for years, there are Braun shavers on Adepts that focus on styling on your beard or shaving it all. These shavers address the following:

  • More technology: Most of what is available is cordless meaning that after charging is done, you can bring the shaver closer to you as the need dictates.
  • Trimming or getting low: Due to the adjustments allowed in the shavers, you can decide to either trim or cut low depending on what you want to do.
  • Dry or wet: Among the options, one or two permit shaving whether the beard is dry or humid. Either way, the job gets done.

Wrapping up

The beards need attendance – trimming and giving them the best balm care. With Grooming Adepts, just say bye to those beards that will keep you off the line.

5 Unblocked Games to Play That Won’t Get You in Trouble with Your Boss

unblocked games

You may think that flash games are childish, but if you’re someone that gets bored easily at work and you finish your projects rather quickly, you may want to think twice about not playing a flash game to kill some time. In this article, we’ll show you a few of our favorite games to play in the office when you’re done with work that won’t get you in trouble with your boss because of the content. Using a website that has a ton of Unblocked Games can give you hours of free play without ticking off your system administrators.

4×4 Soccer

There isn’t anything violent about soccer, and thankfully this flash game won’t give you any unwarranted surprises. Your boss won’t be too mad at a low-bandwidth flash version of a soccer video game. Beyond this, you can play it when you’re done with your work, so you won’t have anything else to deliver your boss for the day.

3 Slices

The next game we’ll discuss is fairly simple, doesn’t take up much bandwidth, and has no violence whatsoever; whether you’re at work or in school, this game will keep you occupied and will have you addicted. Your goal is to make three cuts into a pillar, and you have to make the cuts perfectly to where XX percentage comes off the pillar. The game shows you the percentage you’ve removed and your target percentage to be removed. It doesn’t distract you so much your boss can’t get your attention, but it does allow you to do something on the side while you’re at work. It’s quick to restart your game if you fail and it doesn’t take too long to load at all.

Add It Up

Next on our list is a game called Add It Up where you must add up to the target sum; however, you have limited time do so, and the more numbers you’re able to select to get to the sum, the better your score will be. It’s also worth noting that the faster you do this, the higher you’ll see your score climb. In short, the more numbers to get to the sum and the faster you do so, the better your score will be. It’s an oddly addicting game that’ll allow your reflexes to become a bit sharper – which may help you in the workplace.

2048 Grow Up

Want a game that’ll improve your brain functions and mind? This next game has adorable graphics that aren’t bland, and causes you to use your mind to win, along with moving tiles. Your tiles should be moved accordingly in order to reach the on-screen goal. Without, you’ll not be able to succeed to the next level. Surprisingly, that’s it! There isn’t a crazy amount you need to accomplish to win in this game. Of course, you can imagine that the title and graphics lead you to believe that you have some growing up to do (in the game of course).


Last on our list is a side-scrolling, ambient music game that allows you to “leave home” and jump from place to place. With monochromatic coloring and a calming vibe about the game, you’ll be able to enjoy this without a competitive mindset.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, whether the game is unblocked or not (thanks IT admins and proxies), the coolness of your boss will ultimately decide how they react to you playing a flash game. There are tons of non-violent games on this specific Unblocked Games website, and you don’t have to worry about needing a proxy to play them (for now).

Has the Penny Outlasted Its Usefulness?


They’re everywhere. We find them beneath the cushions on the couch, lurking in the bottom of the junk drawer, and collecting dust at the bottom of old purses. They’ve been lost down sewer drains, stored in jars, and even smashed to smithereens along the road side. We’ve even shamelessly sucked them up with the vacuum cleaner rather than stoop to pick them up. The penny has fallen from the illustrious status of being the first coin minted in the United States, to that of a nuisance.

Is the penny living on borrowed time? I know I don’t use them. When shopping I collect more pennies rather than take the time to count out the correct change. The coins disappear into the dark void called my purse. The pennies jingle around in the bottom along with paperclips, emery boards, and complementary mints until I have trouble lifting the thing. From my purse they end up in a jar on my dresser. When the jars start crowding out the perfume bottles and knickknacks, I break down and haul them back to the bank.

Although I don’t routinely use my pennies, I’m not willing to condone its demise. Legislation has been introduced more than once calling for the halt in the production of the penny. Minting the penny is no longer cost effective. The metal used is worth far more than the penny itself.

Is that sufficient grounds to eliminate it?

For over two centuries the penny has symbolized the spirit of our nation. Few know that it was Benjamin Franklin that suggested the original design, but most know what he said about it. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” His words set a precedent that still holds today. We give our children a piggy bank, a handful of pennies, and the freedom to dream.

The history of the penny is as varied as the dreams they’ve spawned. Since 1787, over 300 billion pennies, in 11 different designs, have been minted. In colonial times, coins from all over Europe were used. The pence was the British equivalent of a penny, but as with so many things borrowed from the old country, we Americanized it and called it our own.

In 1859 the Indian penny was introduced. It was primarily used to pay the Union soldiers during the Civil War. When I first went to work, I thought I was the only one that had to work for pennies. Obviously I was wrong.

The Lincoln cent made its appearance in 1909 commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. Since then, the penny has gone through several changes. The wheat stalks were replaced with the Lincoln Memorial and the copper penny is no longer made of copper, but when I pull a penny out of my pocket, it’s the same sad, serious face looking out at me. Who knows, maybe Lincoln knew that eventually the aspiring five-year-old would be forced to collect nickels instead of pennies. For now, I will keep dumping my pennies in the bottom of my purse, carry an extra penny for luck, and offer a penny for your thoughts.