Men vs. Women

Why is it that God has seen fit to make women and men so different? Besides the obvious differences, genitalia, femininity, child bearing and menstrual cycles, there are a thousand diametrical contradictions between us. It’s because of his sense of humor, that’s why. He had just finished building the earth, heavens and eternity and when Sunday rolled around it was Miller time or something. He made Adam, borrowed a rib and then came Eve. THAT is where things got messed up right there. I bet the first thing Adam had to do was take out the trash, sore ribs and all. She didn’t care that God hadn’t created light yet. She was perfectly happy bitchin’ in the dark.

I’ve heard it said a million times that men will never understand women. I beg to differ. We DO understand women, we just don’t frickin believe it that’s all. Argue, argue, argue, bitch, bitch, bitch. Man. All the time. They say never go to bed mad at each other. Really? What does that even mean? Stay up and fight? Women know stuff that men don’t and it’s not fair. They have long memories too. Why is it that in the midst of a heated argument, they will bring up something that happened five years ago that has nothing to do with what we’re arguing about? Nothing. In shock, we stand there with that dumbfounded, deer in the headlights look trying to figure out what just happened. It changed the whole topic. And while we’re standing there in total disbelief trying to figure out what just happened, they are so far along in their wailing we have no choice but to give up and lose. It’s at this juncture we know it’s over and anything said past this point is the start of a brand new argument.

My wife not only knows every single birthday and anniversary in her family, but mine too! I don’t care who you are, this is contrary to the ordinary course of nature. Borderline savant. She’s damn hard to argue with I’ll tell you that. Sometimes I feel like we, as men, don’t have much of a chance. And boy do they love their children. I’m not saying men don’t, we do, just not like they do. Women know every little detail about them. Birthdays, allergies, likes, dislikes, boyfriends and how to buy school supplies. They know shoe sizes, how big they are in the waist, what their favorite colors are. Men are vaguely aware of some little people living in the house. In all fairness, and I’ve always said, if it weren’t for women there would be, like 6 people on the planet. Yeah we’re different. I guess it’s better that way somehow. I just wish the footing was a little more even that’s all.
As it is, women will always sit and listen to a ten year old for an hour talk about how he almost caught a fly ball, and be just as proud of them as they can be. But men? We’ll always want to knock a fart out of him for making an error in left field.

A Day in Sam’s Life…

So I went to the pharmacy to pick up some Super Spike styling gel. I was milling around the back of the store pondering over the vast assortment of hair styling products. All of a sudden a blonde cashier from the front raced past me and alerted another staffer that a woman was trying to make off with some stolen goods. One of the pharmacist’s, another blonde, slightly older, left her station and followed the action toward the front of the store. My curiosity, like always, was rampant and the Super Spike could wait. I assumed a stealth mode and followed behind them.

The thief, a medium sized woman, knew the jig was up. She was shuffling down the aisle in quick small steps. An obvious attempt to dodge her pursuers. The posse now included a balding store manager and two apprehensive blonde clerks. Watching from behind the Max Factor display, I noticed the alleged thief wore no brassiere or shoes. She was dressed in a skimpy light brown top and black stretch pants. She did have on socks, and her breasts were swaying uncontrollably. I immediately felt sorry for her. I was trying desperately to telepathically inform her to drop the stuff, they can’t get you if it’s still in the store. It was like, an automobile accident unfolding in front of you and instinctively you slam on your brakes as if to save them. And like I was in a combat zone trying not to get shot, I found myself creeping from the Max Factor display to between the Revlon and the sunglass case.

With cat like instincts I watched. I was now in the perfect position to observe. A heavy vapor of body odor hit me like an invisible fog. It was so intense that it actually overpowered the Obsession sitting on the shelf beside me. The thief had moments before scrambled down this aisle and I had mistakingly stumbled into her wake. She could have been anywhere from thirty to fifty. Cinching the noose, they stopped her at the door just short of the Duracell batteries. The store manager, accompanied by his two clerks, good-naturedly attempted to gain her confidence. I could make out only parts of the conversation. She looked straight ahead, avoiding eye contact with everyone. She had an unnatural high-pitched tone. The kind that makes you want to clear your throat. I felt sorry for her even more. Embarrassed for her.

The store manager evidently felt her to be harmless enough, he was talking to her in sympathetic, almost caring tones. Although his physical appearance left a little to be desired, I admired his tact and sensitivity. For a moment I thought he was reaching her. I could hear her voice shifting from the high-pitched tone to something resembling adult speech. The two of them disappeared around the corner of another aisle. Damn. I had to find different cover. As I was making my move, the manager made a strategic blunder. He moved around her in an attempt to lead her down the aisle she had came from. This left a huge opening in the snare. She seized her opportunity for freedom. Just as an oblivious customer was coming in, and the automatic door opened, she bolted out, startling everyone. She was clutching some small object in her hand.

She bounded across the parking lot crossing the busy street. The balding store manager and his blonde assistants made a feeble attempt to chase her, but decided that whatever it was she had done wasn’t worth the effort. The madwoman was running though one of the widest and busiest streets in the area, and we all watched in horror as she charged blindly across it. I expected to see a flattened carcass at any moment. Flashes of Eyewitness news crews and Life Flight raced through my mind. I could see myself explaining the whole torrid story bravely to a beautiful brunette roving reporter, sadly grimacing while nodding my head from side to side. But, she survived. Turns out she could run remarkably well for an overweight madwoman. She sprinted through the Block Buster parking lot, maneuvered a corner like Mario Andretti and vanished from sight. Carl Lewis couldn’t have caught her. I returned to the Super Spike, slightly shaking, and resumed my original quest. As I paid for the gel, I chatted with the young blonde who had now returned to her station shakily. I asked what the woman had stolen. Turns out, she had taken nothing. The small object she was clutching in her hand was a pack of gum the store manager had given her in return for surrendering the stolen goods. And what was it that she had attempted to steal in the first place? Deodorant, the girl told me. It now all made perfect sense.

Growing Old…

At 59, I think I’ve noticed that deterioration has not only become foreseeable but inevitable. I feel like one of those public statues that attract pigeons. I’ve crossed the half-century mark, and already sense the whoosh of angel wings around my shoulders. I find it shocking, and scary, that I’m now closer to eighty than twenty, closer to ninety than ten. I swear it was only yesterday that I was throwing baseballs over our house and screaming “Annie Over”. Now I have little hairs sprouting from various parts of my nose and ears. The barber’s scissors have become a nuisance in only reminding me of the march of time.

My ten-year-old inner self still grimaces at the reading glasses that lay on virtually every table at my house. The flecks of white in the eyebrows and beard, the wrinkles that seem to grow everyday. As an analogy, I think life is a lot like a toaster. You go in soft, pliable, and out pops a dried up old person. I guess that beats not popping out at all. Over the coming years I can look forward to liver spots, failing memory, calcified arteries, digestive miseries, prostate and bladder complaints, faulty hearing, sadistic joints and those damn free radicals overtaking every cell in my body. I’ve already shrunk half an inch from my once proud six-foot three inch stature. It doesn’t seem possible that I’ve already outlived most of my friends and some of my family, considering all that I’ve done. Hell, if I were to keel over tomorrow I’d be less famous than a Chia Pet. That’s a sad piece of information right there.

It’s already too late for me to become an astronaut or a nuclear physicist or maybe a writer. And as proof of that fact, I just gave up on finding three synonyms for “detestable.” What’s even more troubling than the relentless march of time is its damnable tendency to accelerate as we age. When I was a child of six, one year was an entire universe of discovery and jubilation, a vast arena in which every experience tasted like a new ice cream flavor. Peach today, Rocky Road tomorrow. A year represented a massive chunk of my child life. But now, being a man of age, a year encompasses a mere two percent of the territory, a barely perceptible blip on the scale of a life time. Days become weeks, weeks become months, months become years. I’m thinking of all the time I’ve spent checking e-mail, brushing my teeth, driving, nodding off during business meetings, or reading the sports section for the thousandth time. Add up all those forgettable moments and it’s no wonder I misplace car keys, forget to water the garden or wash the damn truck. Hell, sometimes I misplace an entire decade.

Although, I’m not without weapons in the war against time. None of us are. I mean, if you think about it. I snatch victories when and where I can by creating moments, like walking in the rain, fishing on a beautiful lake in the evening or appreciating how the sun looks as it too, disappears over the horizon. But even those memories recede eventually. I try and fill my life with the love of family and friends. But even my favorite people tend to mutate over time. Sometimes into odd and unrecognizable people. I have convinced myself that I’m growing in wisdom, even though I’m losing mental dexterity along with precious I.Q. points seemingly everyday. I argue that time and gravity are the same. Both pulls us into a steeper and faster descent, we narrow our focus to the path ahead, dodging the occasional obstructions, hitting one every now and then. They seem to just poke up from no where. In the descent, you begin to spot the bodies of the luckless ones who crashed or spun out of control, former people you’ve known who came to grief in their own descent. We pass them, we pass everything in a blur as we accelerate, thinking we’re still in control, but no one ever survives that sudden stop. It’s like jumping from a 50 story building. Down around the 25th floor or so, you’re thinking, well, so far so good. Cause of death? Stop trauma. We then close our eyes and enter the next realm of possibility.

How to Diagnose Simple Car Engine Problems

When you own a car, knowing how to diagnose common problems is very important. If you do not know how to spot potential problems, something that could be easily be fixed can turn into a major problem that will require total engine replacement. The key to diagnosing a problem is to narrow down the problem so that you can isolate the system in the car that is causing the problem with the engine. If you do not have basic knowledge of common engine problems, now is the time to learn. Here are signs to look for and issues that may cause these common problems:

If Your Engine Has Trouble Starting or the Engine Conks Out

If the engine will not start, you should listen for a crank noise. If the engine does not sound like it is cranking, the issue may be with your battery. If the engine is cranking but will not turn over, the problem may be with the starter. If the engine starts, but conks out while it is in drive or park, there could be a problem with the fuel system. Vehicles typically conk out when the fuel pressure is not right or there is vacuum hose leak. You may also smell fuel when you attempt to start the engine if there is a leaky valve.

If Your Engine is Overheating Quickly

When you see smoke and steam coming from your hood, this is a sign that your engine is overheating even before your temperature gauge shows that the engine is hot. There are a number of different problems that could lead to an overheating engine. Typically, the problem is with your cooling system. If the radiator or other heat exchangers are not doing their jobs, coolant will not reach the engine while it is operating. You may also need to inspect the coolant to see if it is low. If none of this solves the problem, there could be a problem with one of the heads in your engine.

If Your Engine is Backfiring

A backfiring engine sounds like firecrackers are being lit under your hood. If your engine is backfiring or you smell a burning smell, the problem could be serious. You may have a burn valve, a broken camshaft, or the timing belt might have slipped.

Just because you are not a licensed mechanic does not mean you cannot isolate the problem and identify which part needs to be repaired or replaced. By identifying the problem, you can price how much repairs will cost and how serious the problem really is.

Author Bio

Jennie is a freelance writer who is also mechanically minded. Growing up, she spent a lot of time with her father working on cars, old radios, even odds and ends like cooling towers or swamp coolers. Jennie has just recently made the move to central Seattle with her husband and two golden retrievers.

How to Get Rid of Dandruff

Dandruff is a common scalp condition that numerous persons worldwide suffer from; dandruff is simply a condition where the dead skin cells of the scalp are shed more rapidly and in bigger clumps than they would in persons without dandruff. Severe dandruff problems can sometimes lead to self esteem problems and self consciousness as persons with the condition are sometimes worried about dandruff being very visible, or falling onto their clothes or eyebrows; however dandruff is something that can be cured with a little determination and knowledge about what it is and its causes, so if you want to get rid of your dandruff permanently, here are a few things you can try.

Required Materials

  • Commercial dandruff products
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sulfur
  • Tar
  • Sea Breeze

Instructions

Dandruff is caused by three main elements: Sebum, which is the oil secreted by the scalp to moisturize the hair, certain types of micro-organisms or yeasts that live on the scalp, or an individual may just be more susceptible to dandruff because of individual elements. Of the three, individual susceptibility is the hardest to deal with as it might be difficult to find why a particular individual suffers from the condition or how to cure it; in such a case it would probably be best to see a trichologist or dermatologist who might be able to find the problem.

If sebum is the cause of dandruff, cleanse the scalp often to remove the oil before it has time to build up; you don’t necessarily have to use a special dandruff shampoo for this, any cleansing agent will work such as regular shampoos or rinsing the hair with Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar is a good cleansing agent for hair and has the added benefit of normalizing the pH balance of the scalp, so it can also take care of dandruff problems caused by imbalances; an astringent can also be used to clean the scalp such as Sea Breeze, simply use a q-tip to apply it to the scalp only if you don’t feel like washing your hair.

For dandruff caused by micro-organisms, you may want to try specialized dandruff shampoos that contain ingredients such as pyrithione zinc or sulfur that will eliminate or control the organisms with continued use. Some people opt for placing sulfur or even tar directly onto the scalp to take care of the problem; these products may not smell very good but they have proven to be quite effective in dealing with dandruff.

Tips and Warnings

  • Washing your hair too often with shampoo can dry it out and make it dull and tangled, so use a mild shampoo such as baby shampoo, a no-sulfate shampoo, or apply a cleanser that will only get on your scalp and not your hair.
  • Washing your hair daily or a few times a week on a consistent basis with mild shampoo will help you control dandruff problems
  • If none of these methods work for your dandruff problem, see a specialist about other options that you can try.

Jenny Richards is a free lancer writer and content builder of  http://www.folkremedy.net

 

3d Jewellery Printing is Here is Stay

Revolutionary techniques in 3D jewellery printing are moving in and becoming common practice in the Jewellery industry. Thanks to computer aided design (CAD) what used to take craftsmen ages to perfect can now be accomplished in a matter of hours thanks to the magic of lasers. This technology was developed by a team of physicists and aerospace engineers but it did not take long for people to realize that it could be used for fashion too. The machines can craft jewellery designs that jewellers of the past could only dream of, including very intricate designs hollowed out with structures already inside of them. CAD jewellery does not waste any materials and the end result is practically perfect and completely free of human flaws.

MLAB Machine

The MLAB Machine debuted at the JCK Las Vegas trade fair this fall. Using lasers the $289,000 machine can render a gold plate into dozens of pieces of jewellery using a computer imported design in a matter of hours.  The MLAB Machine was designed by Romanoff International Supply Corporation. Romanoff was founded by Barney and Jessie Romanoff in 1949. Today at age 1999 Jessie is an active contributor to the technology company. Their website features a bendable interlinking chain made by the MLAB machine as well as an incredibly complex brass ring in the shape of flower pollen.

Kraftwerx

Based in Houston, Texas Kraftwerx is a start-up company that offers customizable 3D designs, including jewellery, from the comfort of your own computer. Truly customizable toys, sculptures, figurines, and signs are also available. If you have every wanted a golden topographic map of Australia, or perhaps a crystalline butterfly, then this is the website for you. Sellers can upload their own 3D designs and the engineers at Kraftwerx will design it for you with CAD technology. You can choose to sell your new product on the website or just have it shipped to you. Design nearly anything you can imagine.

Gemvision

Gemvision was founded in 1990, and today they have headquarters in both Davenport, Iowa as well as at Leeds in the UK. The founder, Jeff High, was frustrated with traditional hand drawn jewellery design techniques. He began to research new methods, integrating his digital camera with graphic design software. Using the Gemvision system customers can actually sit down with jewellers and customize an entire piece of jewellery using stunning 3D rendering technology in real time. The finished result is sent to their engineering experts who use CAD technology to manufacture the new piece in 8 to 10 days.

Nervous System

Nervous System is a company in Massachusetts that uses generative design methods to complete customized jewellery that is based on nature’s design. It was founded by MIT alumni Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg in 2007. Their shop offers 3D jewellery and housewares in the shape of the fundamental structures of algae, coral, ammonite, cell cycles, dendrite, hyphae, lamina, radiolaria, and xlym, as well as one of a kind designs. There is no stronger designer than nature.

Joel Mayer writes about current trends and  fashion  from  Jewellery Melbourne  to dresses in Paris.

Your Wedding Day Music

Finding the right musical selections for your wedding day can be a time-consuming and overwhelming task. The options are countless from hiring a DJ to finding a local band or even just selecting your own mix of songs. Music might not seem like a big part of your wedding day, but it will create the mood and liven up the atmosphere. For every major moment of your day, music will be playing in the background to express the emotion that you want to achieve.

Your guests will here music from the moment they enter the ceremony until the last song is palyed at the reception. Since song selection is such a key part of the wedding, it must be considered and taken seriously to ensure that your special day is momentous.

First, you need to determine what you want to hear as you make your way down the aisle.  If the traditional wedding march is not original enough, you could select a meaningful song to play as you go to greet your groom. You could choose your special song that you share with your future husband or you could opt for a love ballad that features powerful lyrics that will add to the emotion of your entrance. An original song will set your wedding apart from the very beginning and show your guests a glimpse into the bond that you share.

Whatever style or mood you want to create, there is a song that will deliver this message. More traditional weddings tend to have orchestras or organists, while contemporary weddings offer fun tunes or unique scenic sounds to set the mood. Whatever style you choose, make sure your selection reflects your personality and that of your future spouse. Choosing the right song can make the moment that you walk down the aisle even more memorable and meaningful.

Even though the song for the ceremony is important, the bulk of your song choices will be for your reception. The play list for this event can be long and extensive, so it is important to work with a DJ or music enthusiast to help you make the most original and thoughtful choices. The music chosen should encourage the guests to dance and have fun. You should take into consideration your musical choices, but also the music preferences of your guests,

It’s important to have all types of music available for the reception. Some songs will be chosen for fun dancing, but other songs will be chosen slow dancing opportunities. You should tell the DJ ahead of time when you want certain songs played and what songs mean the most to you. This will ensure that your play list fulfills your needs and encourages your guests to have an amazing and magical night.

Three song choices stand out above all others for your reception. The first dance that you share with your husband should be hand chosen, to make sure that it evokes the right emotion for your special moment. This song should be powerful and express the love that you share as a couple. The right song will help to create a lasting memory.

Next, the father and daughter song should be selected in advance and convey a message that explains your relationship. Some fathers and daughters select songs that have fun dance routines to surprise the audience and add to the fun of the evening. Whatever song you choose, make sure you will be happy with your selection in the aftermath of the wedding.

The final musical choice is the song that ushers the end of the celebration and uplifts the guest as the wedding night ends. This is normally a faster song that has known choreography or dance moves. Your gusts will leave your wedding uplifted and inspired by your song selections.

Guest Post by Joel Mayer on behalf of   Wedding Band   specialists,  JMD Entertainment.

 

 

It’s Time to Move Out of Your Parent’s House!

It is one thing to boast about being a kid at heart.  It is an entirely other thing to admit to being a mamma’s boy.  And really, who would want to claim that status?!  While you might not say it out loud, your friends, family and girlfriend already know.  How?  Because you are a grown adult, living at home!

Are you over 25 years of age?  Are you done with college?  It is time to cut the cord!

Basically, if you are unsure about whether or not it is time to go, there is one simple thing to consider.  How many people are you pissing off?

  1.  While she rarely vocalizes it, your mom is angry.  If you were the type to pick up on subtle hints (and what guy is?!), you would notice that more often than not your morning eggs are burned.  Why?  Because she is tired of being your maid – cooking your meals, cleaning your room, doing your laundry.  Grow up!  Take care of yourself!
  2. The daggers shooting from the eyes of your financially responsible dad say he is unhappy with the way you are spending your money.  He might be irritated by the fact you aren’t paying rent, aren’t saving your money, and splurging on big ticket items like a thumping car stereo and a flat screen jumbo-tron for your bedroom.
  3. Your friends are annoyed.  You are always bumming at their place – eating their food, monopolizing their TV, invading their privacy.  It’s not like you can invite them over to hang at your place – its crawling with family members.  You’re bros, so they understand your situation.  But after awhile, enough is enough.
  4. Your girlfriend is on the verge of a royal hissy fit.  Sure, most women prefer their own bed, but every once in awhile it would be nice to change things up a bit.  And all it took was that one awkward morning-after for her to swear-off ever setting foot in “your” house again.
  5. It’s obvious to everyone in the house how your dog feels about the situation.  His bark-fest when you come home at 3am is enjoyed by no one.
  6. By now, you aren’t too happy with yourself.  You’re probably longing for a bit (or a lot!) of independence.  You’re tired of all the restrictions.  You’re tired of following the house rules.  You need to get out!

It is time, man.  Just do it.  Get out.  Move on.  Be independent.  It might seem a bit scary now, but it will seriously be one of the best things you’ll ever do.

Guest blogger Jordan Dahlberg knows all about guys living at home – he was one until about two years ago.  Now that he has seen the light, he helps other men move on.  Jordan works for a moving company in Sarasota – this site has helpful moving information.    

Top 10 benefits to have an apprenticeship in your background

The benefits of doing an apprenticeship are tremendous. There are obvious advantages linked with one’s career but when it comes to one’s background, the gains are bountiful. For starters, companies tend to appreciate graduates and new employees who have gained hands-on experience through an internship simply because it takes less of their time preparing the employee for the actual work in the field. Moreover, there are certain fields that value apprenticeship (as the Danes say elevpladser) a lot, such as law, business administration and the health sector. Some countries even make it mandatory for students of health care and services to take up apprenticeship after they complete their graduation.

 

Here are the top ten benefits that students and working individuals alike shall receive out of an apprenticeship.

 

Earning a Salary – For many students in technical courses, the fees and living costs may be too much to handle. Instead of getting a part time job, an apprenticeship shall do much better as the salary is five times more.

 

Paid Leaves – Unlike a part time job, apprenticeship is a salaried and taxable position. Thus, students get the opportunity to take paid leaves either for examinations or for personal purposes. In fact, this is one of the many reasons why graduates try to take up an apprenticeship rather than part time employment.

 

Experience – Having an apprenticeship in one’s chosen line of work always helps in landing a dream job. No one wants to start out at the bottom of the ladder. Only experience and knowledge can help people climb the ladder real fast.

 

Beating Recession – 2012 is the year of unemployment and if you are graduating this year, then having an apprenticeship may just be the best way to land up with a full time position. This saves companies a lot of money in recruitment drive and provides interns with a chance to show the company what they are capable of.

 

Training – The term apprenticeship actually means receiving on-job training through actual work. Colleges and textbooks can only teach theoretical knowledge. To understand an entire industry one needs to be in the field. Only through apprenticeship can one gain technical knowhow and work better at their job.

 

Qualifications – Just as a graduation or high school degree holds value, so does an apprenticeship. For successfully completing a predetermined period of employment as an intern with a company, one gets a certificate of recognition. This alone holds a lot of value.

 

Job specific insight – Graduates and undergrads are always advised to search for apprenticeship positions in companies where they eventually wish to go. This is so that they can get specific insight into the jobs they shall be required to perform later on.

 

Increased Employment Chances – Even if the apprenticeship company does not offer a full contract after the completion of an internship, one shall always find work easier elsewhere. The certificate of employment speaks a great deal about one’s determination and zeal to excel.

 

Personal benefit – Those who already run a family business shall benefit by entering into other organizations as an apprentice and learn how they operate. This information can come handy when they handle their own business later on in life.

 

Fringe Benefits – Since apprenticeship is governed by laws in most countries, those who enter such a contract with a company are eligible to receive fringe benefits such as loans, insurance and health privileges.

 

Hair Loss Myths

Men, there is a harsh reality we must face: there is a pretty good chance we will lose our hair.  Studies show that two out of three men will start to go bald before they turn 60.

That is a pretty disheartening statistic.  And let me tell you, most men don’t give up the fight easily; they try to hang onto their locks for as long as possible.  In fact, American men spend over $1 billion a year on hair restoration efforts.

More alarming than the staggering amount of money are the lengths men will go to in order to hang onto their hair.  There are tons of myths floating around about what causes baldness.  Like any poor individual grasping at straws, some men take this advice to heart.

The Reality

If you think you are losing an unhealthy amount of hair each day, the very first thing you should do is see a doctor.  He or she can help you pinpoint the cause and find a hair loss treatment that is right for you.  There are numerous reasons why you may be experiencing loss of locks.  Sometimes, people lose their hair because of an illness, too much stress, malnutrition, or side effects of medication.  Hair loss that is caused by one of these occurrences is totally reversible.

On the other hand, some men will lose their hair because they have genetically predisposed hair follicles.  If you suffer from the chronic condition of male pattern baldness, there isn’t much that can be done (outside of hair transplantation, of course).

Either way – if your hair loss is temporary or permanent – don’t fall victim to these myths.  Don’t waste your precious time and effort worrying about things that have absolutely no effect on what will inevitably happen!

The Myths

If your mother’s father is bald, you will be too.

Yes, it is true that the primary baldness gene is on the X chromosome – which you only get from your mother.  However, there are tons of other factors to take into consideration too.  As evidence that there are other things going on, consider this: research shows that men who have a bald father are more likely to develop male pattern baldness than those who don’t have a bald father.

If you wear a hat too often, you will go bald.

Take solace in the fact that hats don’t harm your hair.  You can wear a hat every single day of your life and it won’t cause a single hair to fall out.  Likewise, helmets aren’t the enemy either.  However, we should let you know that dirty hats can lead to scalp infection.  Make sure you clean your hat regularly or rotate it with others.

Using a lot of styling products will make you lose your hair.

Nope.  Not true.  Use all the gel and hair spray you want.  Also, you won’t cause hair loss by using the “wrong” type of shampoo or washing it frequently.  Dandruff isn’t responsible for a shiny head either.

Hair loss happens because a man spends too much time in the sun.

You surfer dudes and construction workers are in luck.  While the sun is responsible for burning your scalp, it isn’t responsible for hair loss.

The more sexually active you are, the less hair you will have.

Phew!  Also false!  Can you imagine telling your honey you don’t want to have sex tonight because you might go bald in ten years?!  For those of you who have been blue balling it on a regular basis, have at it.  Your locks won’t suffer one bit.

Hopefully you haven’t been under these false delusions (or saying no to sex) for too long.  If you are already suffering from this tragic condition, find a hair loss treatment that actually works.  If your hair hasn’t become your enemy yet, don’t spend precious moments worrying about what might not even happen.  Instead, enjoy your hair while you have it!

Author Jordan Dahlberg writes for a variety of health sites.  Recently, he has been sharing his expertise on a Tampa blog about hair loss treatment