What do an unwashed beard and a toilet seat have in common? A lot more than anyone with a beard would like to admit. A study conducted by ABC affiliate station KOAT had a microbiologist swab the beards of several men in the American southwest. The results found an alarming amount of … [Read more...] about Washing Your Beard is Healthier Than You Think
At 3,000 years old, Tasmania’s Huon Pine has seen its share of history. If this towering tree were ever asked the secret to its longevity (provided it could speak), it most likely would answer, “You are what you eat.” And in the case of the Huon Pine, that would be a steady diet of some of the … [Read more...] about SLIME MOULDS: THEY MAY BE GROSS, BUT DON’T POOPOO THEIR POWERS
One of the most memorable scenes from the 2013 dark comedy We’re the Millers features a dimwitted teen who proudly shows his chest tattoo that reads “No Ragrets”. While in the context of the movie, it’s a joke, in the real world it’s part of the reason why according to a Marketdata … [Read more...] about NEW TATTOO? SHOW IT SOME LOVE TO AVOID INFECTION & OPTIMIZE THE INK!
Tasmania has the distinction of being one of the first places on the planet each year to get a visit from St. Nick. Each Christmas Eve, after loading up Sleigh Rider One (the official name of his Sleigh according to Air Services Australia), Santa travels down the international dateline into the … [Read more...] about WE WISH YOU A TASSIE CHRISTMAS
Confucius once said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Who can argue with that wisdom? Certainly not Simon Stanbridge of Tassie Timber Things, who’s taken a life-long passion and turned it into a thriving business. HOBBY TO JOB(BY) For the past few years, … [Read more...] about TASMANIAN BUSINESSES WE LOVE: TASSIE TIMBER THINGS
CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN’S HEALTH ONE MOUSTACHE AT A TIME If you’re clean-shaven, have you ever wondered what you might look like with a moustache? Would you go for a 1970s beefcake Burt Reynolds/John Newcombe look or opt for a slimmer Billy Dee Williams stache? Or something more extreme—Merv … [Read more...] about THE MOVEMBER CHALLENGE
Blokes, it’s your mess. So don’t point a finger at a certain Japanese tidiness guru because your closet’s a waking nightmare. An article on the Daily Dot website, “Men are Blaming Marie Kondo (below) for Actually Having to Tidy Up,” emphasizes that the organizational superstar’s message has not … [Read more...] about IT’S TIME TO CLEAN OUT THAT CLOSET, MATE!
Some Tassie-based creatives are local treasures we’ve managed to keep to ourselves, but a few others have developed a truly international fan base. Throughout the 1980s, 90s and early 00s, Franklin-based glassblower Richard Clements had pieces in galleries and boutiques around the world, from New … [Read more...] about TASMANIAN BUSINESSES WE LOVE: CHAMELEON GLASS
Carpenters and artisans alike love the strong, beautiful wood sourced from these almost Biblically-enduring conifers. Pub Quiz question: What’s the world’s oldest tree? If you guessed the mighty sequoia, ancient oak, swamp gum, or something equally majestic, you lose. No cheese tray and bottle of … [Read more...] about TASSIE RAINFORESTS GROW SOME AWESOME, ANCIENT TREES
Eco-Friendly Style: Edwoods True men’s style means knowing when to take chances. Bow ties can be fun, but too often they’re identified with academia or stuffy professions. Even if you ARE a professor, solicitor, etc., the handmade wooden bow ties and cuff links created by Hobart-based Edwoods … [Read more...] about TASSIE TIMBER BOW TIES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL FOLLOWING
So, you Think you can Grow a Beard? Growing a beard is both a leap and crawl of faith. You'll be making a new statement about yourself. That's the leap. That statement is going to take its time. Hence, "the crawl." You'll probably go through an awkward stage. You may hate what you see in the mirror … [Read more...] about THE OUTS AND THE INS OF STARTING YOUR FIRST BEARD
What is Apple Cider Vinegar Long known as a folk remedy, the magic of apple cider vinegar has been rediscovered in the 21st Century, as a supplement to treat many illnesses and a natural wrinkle-fighting skin alternative. Also used for cleaning and cooking purposes, apple cider vinegar is made from … [Read more...] about FROM DIGESTION TO SKIN CARE, THE MANY BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Tasmania is home to many unique, talented artisans with a commitment to creating sustainable products with indigenous ingredients and materials, salvaged, and recycled materials. In our blog, we’ll be featuring some of these Tassie originals, whose visions align with Professor Fuzzworthy’s … [Read more...] about UNIQUELY TASMANIAN BUSINESSES WE LOVE: ORGANIC BLADES
World-class shoes made in Australia - R.W. Williams and Wootten If you’re working hard to impress someone - a potential employer or the possible love of your life – don’t let your shoes be the deal-breaker. Yes, yes, yes, it’s incredibly shallow to make snap decisions based on the quality of a … [Read more...] about INVEST IN QUALITY SHOES AND BOOTS!
June is Men’s Health Month and Professor Fuzzworthy is celebrating with great discount offers on exciting new products, plus content on important aspects of men’s health. Our first blog is an overview of issues including cancer, heart disease, mental health, and the serious health risks of … [Read more...] about ESSENTIAL FACTS TO KNOW DURING MEN’S HEALTH MONTH
In 1973, George Steinbrenner, the new owner of the New York Yankees, famously instated a ban on beards for the team before he even knew any of his players' names. Today, there are only three U.S. major league baseball teams that ban beards: the Miami Marlins, the Cincinnati Reds, and (yep) The … [Read more...] about HOT? HANDSOME? – WHY GROWING A BEARD IS HEALTHY
LEATHERWOOD HONEY A product so popular that supply often runs short of worldwide demand, the world's best-tasting honey begins with the snowy blossoms of Leatherwood trees indigenous to Tasmania's isolated rainforests. What makes Leatherwood Honey unique? It's an interesting tale involving natural … [Read more...] about FROM PREHISTORIC GONDWANA LAND TO GOURMET SHOPS, TASSIE TREES PRODUCE THE PLANET’S FINEST HONEY
RealReal, Blue Spinach, Vestaire, Ebay, Modsie, Grailed & Even Goodwill Have Amazing Finds Listen mate, if you’re old enough to drive yourself to the mall, you’re too old to be buying all your clothes there and paying full price for mid-range fashions that everyone else is wearing. Whatever … [Read more...] about THE SECRETS OF CONSIGNMENT SHOPPING FOR MEN