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Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 18, 2006 / 22 Tamuz, 5766

Welcome back for guilt-free manly man

By Celia Rivenbark

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | This just in: The era of the metrosexual, that "Details" reading, Abercrombie-on-the-weekend wearing, sushi-lovin' man is over.


Oh, great. My husband never even got to try it, and it's already over. This seems unfair. It's not for lack of knowing real-live metrosexuals. We've even socialized with a few on a regular basis. But, from the beginning, my husband didn't exactly embrace the notion.


When we visited the cosmetics wonderland that is Ulta, I noted the huge section of skin and hair products just for men. In contrast, my husband noted that the Barnes & Noble across the street would probably have the newest rotisserie baseball magazine and sprinted out of the store like his clothes were on fire.


"Roto ball," for those of you who don't know, is when you draft real players for your pretend team and then your pretend team plays other pretend teams, and when the real season is over, you see where your pretend team ranks, and you celebrate by going out with the other guys to buy top-drawer exfoliating products.


OK, I made that last part up. But if metrosexuals, which just couldn't stand the test of time, were into roto-ball, that would be the big reward: skin care and lots of it!


Metrosexuals spend a great deal of time fretting about sun exposure (how much is too much?), the escalating price of arugula and finding the perfect Chilean merlot.


You can spot a metrosexual dad a mile away. Not because he's wearing one of those silly nursing bras for men a la Robert de Niro in "Meet the Fokkers" but usually because he's bragging about the "hint of chipotle" he uses in his salad dressing recipe to entice little Audubon to eat more veggies.


But lately, the expression "Man up!" has been overheard, rather like a new battle cry. Men are urged to eat manly hamburgers dripping with Paris Hilton, to avoid toasting beers by the top of the bottle because that's too much like kissing and similar rubbish.


It's not that I don't welcome the reappearance of the manly men. To be honest, the metrosexuals just made me feel guilty. Their skin was smoother than mine, and it irked me to hear them carping about sheets with low thread-counts. "Go change some oil!" I wanted to shriek every time one of them sidled up to me at a picnic and wanted to discuss the latest Oprah book club pick with me.


Ultimately, the men got tired of shaving, sharing and shopping. These things are cyclical, of course. (Remember the sweat lodges of the 1980s for men in search of the hairy primate within?) My hubby might catch the metrosexual bug on the next go-round, but I doubt it. He'll always think Chipotle is a left-handed reliever throwing in the Dominican leagues.

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Celia Rivenbark is an award-winning news reporter and freelance columnist for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Comment by clicking here.


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© 2006, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Distributed by Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services

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