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New shaver offers the best of electric and traditional

I really like the shaver I spoke of in a past review the Panasonic but I have another shaver that I think you will love. It is called the Phillips Norelco OneBlade.

I received this today from Amazon and it only cost $34! So I should say that I have tried many different brands and types of shavers and I think for the price, this OneBlade can’t be beat.

The benefits start with the ease of use. One of the disadvantages of electric shavers is that they tend to take more time than traditional razors. However they also tend to be cheaper and easier to maintain since you don’t have to sharpen them. I also like the fact that electric razors are more gentle on my sensitive skin, so when I used to use razors my skin was very irritated.

This is one of the awesome advantages of OneBlade. Even though it was my first time using it it was more gentle on my skin than any other razor I had used. In fact, I didn’t even use any shaving cream and it was incredibly fast and smooth. With the panasonic it normally takes an hour to shave my head/face/neck, but I shaved my face/neck in 10 minutes at most. I tried it on my head it worked very well there too.

So what is the downside? Well the way that shave I don’t see a downside vs a traditional electric shaver or manual razor. It defy combines all of the advantages of an electric shaver with the advantages of a manual razor. The price is estimated at a $32 replacement cartridge after 4 months of twice a week usage. Since I shave once a week, this puts almost 8 months of shaving for $32. This is cheaper than just buying a single pack of some brands of disposable manual razors. Even cheaper than an electric razor and more effective than the panasonic.

Do I regret buying the Panasonic? No. It is still a very useful thing and its reliability is proven. The only downside of this device is that a few people out of thousands found it was unreliable. I hope that is not the case. Even if it is however, it will be worth it to buy and use simply because of how effective it is. Give it a try and I think you will like it.

Stories from my Past: That is a long commute

When you are interviewing for a job, its is surprising the things that interviewers say.

One interview I had was with a company that was a great fit. The interview was going great. I had chemistry with the interviewer, it seemed like a good fit for both me and the company and the interviewer remarked on that as well. It was just winding down and off hand the interviewer asked where I lived. I told him and he said “That is a long commute”. It was about an hour in Chicago. I said that I didn’t consider it a long commute and I could move in neighboring place since I was single and shared that I had a gf in that neighborhood.

He didn’t really respond to that. I didn’t get the job and I am sure that in his mind, the commute meant I wasn’t a good fit. The thing is that if someone is willing to commute why not let them do it?

It isn’t the longest commute I had for a job either. I have worked jobs that at times the commute could be 2 1/2 hours. Normally it was 1 hour, but you know traffic in the city can be stopped many times for many reasons. It isn’t just the average time to travel that you have to consider when taking a job, but the likelihood of getting in a traffic jam and it being longer.

I shared earlier that a short commute has a big influence on happiness in life. So why would I apply for jobs that have longer commutes? One of the reasons is that for me, I love to drive and don’t mind commuting. Another is that I have been able to work for great companies by commuting. Another is that in large cities where I have worked like Chicago/NYC traffic is unavoidable so you just accept that is part of the time you commit to the job.

Would I love to have a short commute? You bet. However when I don’t, there are advantages to being in the car. For one I get to add music to my music playlist. I get to think about things without being interrupted, and I get to be away from a computer and see interesting things.

There are always benefits in every situation. You just need to be open to them.