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Archive for June 18th, 2017

Selling 14 double-edge razors, including an adjustable and several slants: A two-week set

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And also:

All are good (which is why I still have them at this point). You can see them listed on eBay.

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18 June 2017 at 3:41 pm

Posted in Shaving

Selling 14 shaving brushes together (a two-week set): Instant collection, mostly silvertips, all good

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and also:

Details in the description on eBay.

The motivation for wholesale reduction is an upcoming move. The brushes are quite good, IMO.

UPDATE: I initially misidentified the third brush in the second photo. It is in fact a Mühle travel brush in their new style: nickel-plated brass case with a (very nice) synthetic knot. In fact, I think the black aluminum travel brush next to it is better, although you do have to be careful of the threads. When assembled for travel, the black brush has the top of the knot just under a large hole, which assists in drying. In the other brush, the assembled brush has the knot totally on the inside, with the opening closed by the plate on the bottom of the knot: not so good.

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18 June 2017 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Shaving

How Talking to Yourself Makes You Smarter

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Orion Jones has an interesting article in Big Think, though the article is identified as being by Rin Mitchell. (I don’t understand how that works.)

Mental and vocal monologues are essential in learning and performing better in life. Researchers have identified that talking to yourself is insanely great for the brain. The better you are at self-talk the better off you will be. When you give yourself mental messages whether out loud or in the mind, it enhances your attention span—allowing you to concentrate despite distractions. It helps to regulate your decision-making capabilities, and to control how you respond to your brain’s emotional and cognitive processes. According to researchers, the most beneficial forms of self-talk are with instructional and thought and action. Instructional self-talk is when you tell yourself each step you need to take in order to complete something while in the process, such as driving a car. Thought and action is the act of setting a goal for yourself and a strategy as to how to accomplish the goal before taking action.

Start talking to yourself to increase the performance and function of your brain. It is crazy not to talk to yourself because . . .

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I came across this via an answer on Quora, and in the answer the writer said that he learned to talk out loud to himself as he assembles things, which helps in concentrating the specific steps of the assembly instructions. His father was a pilot and spoke aloud the pre-flight checklist as he went through it.

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18 June 2017 at 1:56 pm

Posted in Daily life

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