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Common Causes Of Hair Loss In Men & The Latest FIX!

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Keep that hair my dude

Let’s face it – your hair truly is your crowning glory. Having healthy hair is a sign of good health overall, and is shown to make you more attractive to women.

If you are lucky enough to still have all your hair – congratulations! I know it’s fun for me heading down to the Tempe hair salon to get my monthly trim. But some of us are not so lucky.

Even if you have all your hair now, there may come a time when you are faced with the reality of hair loss. It may begin with excessive hair fall that can be remedied with nurturing shampoos or can be much worse and can manifest in unsightly bald patches of hair which need medical attention.

So – what really causes hair loss?

One of the top causes of hair loss is genetically inherited baldness which is more commonly seen in males although not unheard of in females. In some cases, male pattern baldness can be seen early on in the puberty stage. Hormonal imbalances may also cause permanent or temporary hair loss, and for women, this may happen during pregnancy, after childbirth, or around the same time menopause is observed.

There are also medical conditions which lead to hair loss. Medical causes of hair loss in men include thyroid problems, scalp and other skin disorders like lichen planus and lupus, and the autoimmune disease alopecia areata where the body attacks the hair follicles resulting in round patches of baldness. Medications used to treat certain medical conditions like cancer, heart problems, depression, arthritis, and high blood pressure may also interfere with hair health and may cause temporary hair loss.

Hair loss can also be caused by a hair pulling disorder where people have an urge to pull their hair leading to complete baldness or bald patches. Excessive stress, physical or emotional shock, and certain traumatizing experiences may also result in hair loss depending on how a person’s body reacts to these stimuli. Sometimes, even the simple act of tying one’s hair too tightly may result in hair loss over time.

Gentle treatment of the hair and careful use of hair products along with a healthy overall lifestyle can help people avoid having to deal with unpleasant hair loss situations.

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5 Dating Tips For Single Dads With Young Kids

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Dating: Better The Second Time Around!

If you search the internet there are THOUSANDS of articles on this topic out there, and most of them give really stupid, useless advice.

Why are they so bad? Well, probably because they were written by guys who aren’t successful with dating and never had been. The author is probably some dork who got divorced and now that he is dating again he thinks that makes him some kind of dating for single dads expert – LOL no.

So That brings us to my first tip, be CAREFUL where you get advice from, because most dating “experts” and gurus are complete morons and/or sketchy PUA creeps.

TIP 1) Be Careful Where You Are Getting Your Dating Advice!

Of course this article will give you some good pointers, and a bit of a foundational understanding… But these tips are only regarding best practices for dating as a single dad. If you have been out of “the game” for a while and are serious about doing better this time around, then I would strongly suggest taking your education a bit farther than simply reading a few random articles on the Internet!

I’ve read a great number of books on dating, attraction and relationships since my divorce, and my top recommended resource is a program called “Pandora’s Box” by a fella named Vin DiCarlo. I recently wrote up a review of the Pandora’s Box course here.

There are a couple of things I really like about this course. For one thing, it offers a truly “scientific” understanding of female psychology, that I think every guy can benefit from. Second, the course shows you how to successfully date quality women, not just score quick “hook ups” like a lot of so-called dating guides do. One note though – the website for this product is very racy, so be sure your kid(s) aren’t around when you check it out.

TIP 2) Don’t Think You Need To Wait Too Long To Get Back In The Dating Pool

A lot of guys take their time getting back into the game after a divorce or a break-up with their baby’s momma. And if you read any of the more “mainstream” advice you will year crazy things about how you should wait YEARS, so you can emotionally “heal”, and other such nonsense.

Ridiculous. You are a man, and as such it is natural that you would desire the companionship of a lovely lady-friend. Don’t deny your natural desires!

I think the real problem occurs when guys try to get back in the game, but they don’t know what they are doing, so they either suffer painful rejections, or they end up hooking up with crazy, messed up women. Having bad experiences like that right after a divorce of break-up can be really damaging.

The trick then, is to start having some positive dating experiences as soon as possible. Only date cool, level headed, quality women, and know what you are doing so you don’t get dumped hard again, and you’ll be fine…. how do you do this? See tip #1.

TIP 3) Don’t Bring Hoes Around Your Kids

Listen, I get it. Sometimes you may get lonely and want to spend time with “easy” women… You know what I am talking about. The kind of chicks you can find down at your local watering hole around closing time, who are looking for any half way decent man to hop in the sack with. No judgement.

That said, it is never a good idea to bring these kinds of women around your offspring. You want to set a good example for your kids in terms of what a healthy adult relationship is supposed to look like. Sure, things didn’t work out with your kid’s mom, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still set a good example by only bringing home women who you are really serious about.

My rule of thumb is to wait until you have already been seeing a woman for a couple of months and have agreed to be in a monogamous relationship with her, before you introduce her to the kids. That way you can feel confident that she is woman of high moral character.

TIP 4) Consider Dating A Single Mom

Dating a single mom can have a lot of advantages over dating a childless woman. Basically, a woman who has her own kids is going to know the deal.

She’s going to know that you can’t stay out all night drinking because you need to take your kids to a birthday party in the morning, and she’ll be understanding if your car is full of Teddy Grahams and half eaten apple slices.

Also, a single mom will understand that you need to put your kids first and not start acting like a baby when you can’t always make time for her if your kids need you. You’d think that childless women would “get” this, but often they just don’t, even if they are compassionate, intelligent women.

TIP 5) Raise Your Standards Higher (For Relationships)

When it comes to selecting a new serious girlfriend or even a new wife, it is very important to maintain the highest of standards. After all, this new woman is not only going to be your partner, but she is also going to be playing a role in the lives of your children.

Don’t get blinded by the first hot chick with a big butt and a smile. Sure she may be fun to spend a little time with, but when it comes to a relationship you really need to look at her character, her integrity, her behavior etc…

Also – look back at why your past relationships have failed. Often time the cause will lie in picking the wrong woman and settling for somebody who just wasn’t right for you. The thing is, when you have kids the decisions you make effect them too, so it is important for you to be very selective!

One Of My Favorite Animals – The African Elephant

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AFRICAN ELEPHANTS IN THE WILD…

Hey guys, today I wanted to change things up a bit and talk about something that isn’t really health related, and share some info on one of my very favorite animals – the African Elephant!

Whether you already consider yourself an elephant expert or you simply wish to expand your knowledge on humongous, super cool African animals, hopefully you will get something of value out of this post. Obviously there is a TON more information about these amazing creatures that I wasn’t able to get to in a blog post, but I’ve attempted to touch on some of the most important facts you may want to know.

Okay, let’s get into today’s discussion of these gorgeous, majestic, one-of-a-kind elephants…

A Brief Background

While at present the African elephant is considered to be a”vulnerable” species, it can still be seen freely roaming across Africa’s rough terrain today. However, it remains endangered due to the prevalence of poaching in the area where it roams. Another reason why the population of the African elephant is shrinking is because its natural habitat is slowly being encroached upon and as a result, reduced.

Key Facts:
While “African elephant” is its common name, its scientific name is actually Loxodonta africana spp. At present, the estimated population of African elephants ranges from 470,000 to 690,000.

Protection/Security Measures
The status of different elephant populations in Africa varies. Some populations are now considered “secure”, while others continue to remain endangered. Most African elephants are located in Southern Africa. Here, their population continues to grow and expand.

Currently, a certain number of elephant populations have been confined to areas that have a high level of protection. Nevertheless, African elephants continue to be threatened as their meat and ivory are continually hunted by illegal poachers. Conflicts between humans and African elephants are also quite common. Finally, as touched on earlier, the change and loss of their natural habitat is also one cause of their present endangerment.

Even with the presence of range states, the fact of the matter is that most of these aren’t adequately equipped. Thus, they often fall short when it comes to managing and protecting the herds in their jurisdiction. It is extremely possible that without a heightened level of conservation efforts, African elephants will become extinct in certain African areas in half a century.

Physical Description
There is no larger walking animal in the world than the African elephant. It uses its trunk for communicating with other elephants and it can be likened to a human hand in that its other function is to handle objects around it such as food. While its counterpart the Asian elephant has one extension at the end of its trunk, the African elephant has two extensions.

With regard to tusks, both male and female African elephants have them. They never stop growing throughout an elephant’s lifetime. Tusks serve multiple purposes in an elephant’s daily routine (e.g. to mark, dig, feed, etc.).

One unique characteristic of African elephants is their huge ears. They are impossible not to notice and believe it or not, they actually serve a specific purpose. Whenever the African elephant’s temperature gets too high, excess heat is able to escape through its ears.

The African Elephant has two subspecies. These include the Savanna/bush elephant (Loxodonta africana africana) and the forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis). Size-wise, Savanna elephants are superior to forest elephants. On the other hand, the tusks of forest elephants are unique in that their tusks are curved inwards. They are also straighter as compared to the tusks of Savanna elephants. Other differences between Savanna and forest elephants include the skeleton, as well as skull shape and size.

African elephants are brownish gray in color and can grow up to 6 to 7.5m long. They also have a shoulder height of 3.3m. On the other hand, they can weigh up to 6 lbs.

Life Cycle & Mating
African elephants can live up to 70 years. A female is usually fertile from the ages of 25 to 45 years old. On the other hand, male African elephants need to be at least 20 years old in order to mate successfully. And here’s a crazy fact for you… African elephants have “prehensile penises“… That means they can use their penises to swat flies, for support, and even I suppose to pick up food – pretty amazing!

Diet
African elephants subsist on leaves, branches, grass, bark and fruit. In other words, they are herbivorous creatures. which I think you will agree is absolutely adorable!