Dare To Be Different And Suck Back A Sapporo

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After three days of drinking Bud Light exclusively at Whatever, USA, I needed to re-calibrate.

What did I reach for in an attempt to regain homeostasis, aka the stability of the human body’s internal environment in response to changes in external conditions? A tall, silver, frosty can of Sapporo, the #1 Asian beer in the U.S. Think of it as the Yao Ming of beers.

Did I say Asian? I meant “awesome,” as in open up and say ahh-some. Because if you’re like me, the term “Asian beer” made me think back to gross nights consuming my weight in sake. Is there even any beer in Asia? There sure is.

Though it is technically an Asian beer, it was actually brewed by a German-trained brewer and founded in Sapporo, Japan in 1876. It made its first appearance in America in 1964, and Sapporo USA, Inc. was founded in 1984.

But who cares about the history? All you want to know is what it tastes like.

There are three kinds; Sapporo Premium, Sapporo Reserve and Sapporo Premium Light. I engorged my senses in the Premium.

Though Sapporo is technically a lager, it tastes more stout than that – at first. But what’s weird/cool/amazing, is that the aftertaste is somehow light and smooth.

The word “crisp” definitely rolled through my mind as I enjoyed my Sapporo out of its iconic silver can. There is also a hint of citrus, which may explain the bright and clear yellow color. A mix of bitterness, but with a slight sweetness is what I experienced in each mouthful.

The silver can, combined with the shape, is awesome and makes you want to drink it. Here’s the can in action:

Step away from the domestics and treat yourself to a Sapporo on game day – the NFL, the NBA or the most demanding game of all, the game of life.

For more information about Sapporo Beer, visit the website.

  

Shave the Date: Movember 1st Kicks Off Tomorrow

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Moustache Season Kicks Off With Clean Shaves All Over the World

The Movember Foundation, a global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health, is getting ready to officially kick off the 2014 “Movember” campaign with tomorrow’s “Shave the Date” promotion. The idea is for men (and women with wicked chin-scratch) to shave clean and start growing a moustache, and only a moustache, for 30 days. Movember moustaches spark conversations and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.

Men and women can join the global movement by signing up at Movember.com. Men will start November 1 — also known as Shave the Date: Movember 1st – clean-shaven and grow only the moustache for 30 days, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their moustache-growing efforts.

Here’s a list of local “Shave the Date” events that you and your moustache can check out on your last day together, as a team, for the next 30 days.

If you’re in LA, check out the Movember and Co. barbershop seen above.

  

What Is Movember?

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Movember is the leading global charity committed to changing the face of men’s health by sparking conversations though the growth of moustaches throughout the month of November.

The Movember Foundation exists to bring attention to health issues men face; specifically to reduce mortality from prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. And, to have fun while doing it.

But why? Lots of reasons, all men’s health specific:

- The average life expectancy for men in the United States is almost five years less than women.

- One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

- 12.1% of men 18 years and over are in fair or poor health.

- Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year.

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is used to spark conversation about and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Movember is entering its 11th year as a charity and has raised $550 million during that time frame.

So how does it work?

1. Sign up and become a “Mo Bro” at Movember.com. Must begin the 1st of Movemeber with a clean shaven face.

2. Grow and groom a moustache for the entire month. No beards, no goatees.

3. Donate.

4. Use the moustache to create conversations and funds about men’s health.

5. Have fun.

What’s more masculine than a moustache? Nothing. And, what is more fun than a “Moustache Ride?” Uh, nothing duh.

Movember starts this Saturday.

  

Think You’re a Good Kisser? Survey Says Think Again

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A new survey from yourtango.com has found that many people aren’t as good at kissing as they think.

The survey, led by YourTango, the #1 media company dedicated to love and relationships, found that the majority of people reportedly think they are pros at puckering up—however, only 53% of people believe that their partners are good kissers.

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Andrea Miller, relationship expert and CEO of YourTango, says, “Our survey found that 51 percent of people say that kissing is crucial in a relationship. However, as the results show, many survey respondents think their partner could use a little work.”

The survey found that bad breath, too much pressure, and sloppiness all factored into a bad kiss.

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Miller continues, “If you want to improve kissing in your relationship, my advice is to tune into the types of kisses your partner desires. We all like to be kissed differently, so find out how your partner prefers to be kissed, whether it’s soft and slow, deep and passionate, fast and fierce, etc. And, make sure that your kisses don’t fall by the wayside in your long-term relationship! Kiss your partner everyday, even if you have to make a reminder to do so in your smartphone.”

To take the kissing survey, follow this link.

  

Arnette Eyewear’s Public Enemy Collection Sunglasses – Product Review

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What I didn’t realize while it was happening in the 1980s and 90s, and even up until this year, was how successfully Public Enemy branded themselves in an era when “branding” wasn’t a buzzword or something that everyone was trying to build, bereft of skill as they may be.

Even today, if you blast Public Enemy in your office at what is considered more than a reasonable volume, it will likely be received as a “statement” of some kind, just like when you hear a commercial for the latest U2 album and know there must be a new Apple product out.

Iconic still today, sunglass company Arnette Eyewear launched a limited edition Public Enemy Collection as a part of both its “Uncommon Projects” initiative and the 25th Anniversary of the song, “Fight the Power.”

Built on the classic look of Arnette’s Witch Doctor frame, the glasses come with interchangeable black and white arms that feature the logo on one side and the classic “Public Enemy” name on the other.

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The interchangeable arms and their coolness cannot be understated. When I was feeling a little lower key, yet still crisp, smooth and badass, I rocked the black arms. But when I felt vibrant, outgoing and flashy, the white arms absolutely killed it.

From the minute I pulled the shades out of the box, the quality was apparent. Sturdy and perfectly weighted, even though the arms are removable, you are not sacrificing quality for vanity or flexibility. The arms are solid and there is a special key you have to use to take them off.

But how do these glasses function “in the field?” I needed a suitable testing environment to really gauge the impact of these glasses. So, I took them with me on my trip to the town that Bud Light built, “Whatever, USA” and wore them for the entire weekend.

Read the full article here.