Feel Good Friday- Movember!

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Razors Up! Shave Cream Out! Start Shaving!Today is the first day of a month proudly dedicated to us MEN. And we don’t have to feel even the tad bit apologetic about celebrating everything awesome about our sex. Why? Because it is all for a good cause. November 1st kicks off a month of charity hell raising and shaving in the form of Movember.If you have been living under a massive rock, Movember is a global men’s health charity encouraging men to grow a ‘Mo’ mustache for the 30 days of November. Oh, and hey ladies! We ask for your support too!Growing a ‘stache is just half the fun – you can also register on Movember.com and start a team, organize a marathon, a dance or a mustache waxing contest, whatever you dream up, as long as you can get friends and family to donate to the cause.The people behind Movember are pretty sneaky. They are well aware that men don’t talk about their health as openly as women do. So asking men to grow a mustache results in interesting conversations providing men the confidence to learn and talk about their health more openly. Most notably, prostate and testicular cancer. Say those three words out loud and see who turns around!Many people are not aware of the hard facts:-1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.-More than 30,000 men die of prostate cancer each year.-Men are less likely to schedule a doctor’s appointment regularly, denying them the chance of early detection.Last year $147 million was raised around the world to support The Movember Foundation which helps support the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong.Org foundation for cancer support.In honor of this great man-cause, The Manual has created our own Mo Team! Join our team to donate and spread the word.But signing up and donating is only half the work. Grow that ‘stache! We want to see all of your hard hair work, so once your mustache is presentable to the interweb, Instagram it and tag @TheManualStyle. We will publish some of the best on our Facebook Page.Go on, give us your best Tom Selleck, Charlie Chaplin, Lionel Richie or Frank Zappa. It’s all for a good cause! How Does a Vasectomy Work: Your No-Frills Guide to Getting Snipped How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy How to Grow and Maintain Stubblelast_img read more

New work rules could help fight against HIVAIDS UN labour agency says

Many countries are taking significant steps to tackle the issue of HIV/AIDS in the workplace and their new regulations could help in the fight against scourge, according to the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO). In a statement today the ILO said that promoting human rights in the workplace for people living with HIV/AIDS would support the drive to achieving universal access to HIV prevention measures, as well as to treatment and care. A new report from the organization, entitled “HIV/AIDS and the World of Work,” finds that more than 70 ILO Member States have, or are in the process of adopting, a general law on HIV/AIDS, while 30 countries are applying, or planning to apply, specific workplace rules. At the same time, the ILO says that HIV is having a devastating effect on the world of work. A majority of the more than 33 million people worldwide now living with HIV are still in work. They are in their most productive years, with skills and experience their families and country can ill afford to lose. However, despite major advances in attitudes and knowledge about AIDS, many workers still face discrimination, stigma and the fear of losing their job. In a related development, the World Bank today called on African countries to continue to champion HIV prevention efforts to slow and reverse the rate of new infections. According to a new report from the Bank, for every infected African starting antiretroviral therapy, another four to six become newly infected. However, rates of infection are falling in countries such as Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Zimbabwe and parts of Botswana. The World Bank has mobilized more than $1.5 billion to more than 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to combat the epidemic since 2000. 14 May 2008Many countries are taking significant steps to tackle the issue of HIV/AIDS in the workplace and their new regulations could help in the fight against scourge, according to the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO). read more