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Here's how you should dress when you're losing your hair


No guy wants to lose his hair.

Unfortunately, by age 35 at least 40% of men have some sort of visible hair loss. It's just something that, by virtue of the hormones involved, happens. 

But it doesn't have to be the end of the world. In fact, it isn't.

Put down the Rogaine and step away from the hair plugs — with the help of Phillip Paoletta at Effortless Gent, we've outlined how you should dress to minimize the emphasis on your head.

Pay attention to color.

Ben Kingsly

When there's more skin showing on your head, the color of your skin matters more. Choose clothing colors that complement it well.

Hair often provides contrast, so you're going to need clothing to pick up the slack. Paler-skinned guys might want to go for darker colors, while guys with a darker complexion should stick with lighter shades, according to Paoletta.

Your eyes will also play a larger role, and if you choose clothing that brings out that color, it will take the emphasis off your bare head.

Try adding some signature accessories.

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Dress your blank canvas with some added color. Hats, watches, and sunglasses can all be adopted to create interest in your outfits, Paoletta says.

They will all serve to break up the roundness of your head, creating a focal point other than your cranium. Glasses can break up the skin tone of your face — the darker and thicker the better.

Even loud accessories like a large watch can help distract people — just don't overdo it, or you'll look like a James Bond villain's henchman.

A word of caution about hats: don't lean on them too much; you're not fooling anyone. It will make you seem ashamed of your head, when what you really want to do is own it and project confidence.

Watch your collars.

Mark Strong

Paoletta says to avoid low-hanging T-shirts altogether, warning that everything can "blend together." Instead, opt for V-necks, turtlenecks, or collared shirts that are more visually interesting and can help frame your bare scalp.

These will give your neck some sharp edges, giving it the appearance of depth and breaking up the probable roundness of the head. 

Lapels on jackets can also help — the sharper the better, as they also help break up the roundness on top.

Dress your age.

Jason Statham

There's no going back now. Since you've shaved your head, there's no way you're going to look 18 again.

That means you can't wear cargo shorts, and graphic tees aren't going to help your cause. Even baseball caps are skirting a line and must be worn with care. These clothing choices only serve to emphasize your bare head, as they cause a mismatch and confusion for the onlooker.

Instead, you should own it by wearing clothing that is more grown-up, like blazers or the aforementioned V-neck tees and collared shirts.

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The man behind one of New York City's legendary restaurants weighed in on the fierce debate raging in his industry


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High-end dining in New York City has been undergoing a revolution over the past year.

Danny Meyer, the high-profile restaurateur who founded Shake Shack, got rid of tipping at his 13 restaurants. Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and others have said they will try out the no-tipping thing too.

But don't expect that at the legendary Michelin-starred French spot Le Bernardin.

Everyone in New York's fine-dining land is passing around this interview with chef-owner Eric Ripert in The Daily Meal, where he explains why his restaurant won't be changing its policy on the matter.

I think tipping is a better idea for many reasons ... The vast majority of my employees prefer tipping and therefore I will not change the policy. The tipping policy is beneficial to everyone in my opinion, including waiters, customers, and owners. Only the government benefits from no tipping.

We should note that last year, Ripert hiked prices to deal with rising labor and food costs. A four-course prix-fixe meal will cost you $147.

For more of his interview, head to The Daily Meal>>

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Go inside New York City's latest gourmet food court, which is using meals from celebrity chefs to make your train commute less miserable


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Food courts are a great place to grab a quick bite to eat, whether it's while you're waiting to catch a train, taking a break from shopping, or just wanting to enjoy a nice lunch. But lately, famous chefs and other restaurateurs have taken the food court to the next level, bringing high-quality food and swanky interiors to the masses. 

The newest celebrity chef food court, The Pennsy, recently opened near Penn Station in New York City. Located at the corner of 33rd Street and 7th Avenue, the food court is home to five high-end choices for a quality meal. 

The Pennsy is a new, more casual home for some of New York's most well-known chefs, including Mario Batali, Mary Giuliani, Marc Forgione, and butcher Pat LaFrieda. 

Business Insider recently stopped by The Pennsy to see if it lived up to the hype. 

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The Pennsy opened to the public on January 11. Before the Pennsy, the area surrounding Penn Station was severely lacking in quality places to eat, despite being a major commuter hub.

Now commuters can enjoy a high-end food court from some of the most well-known chefs in New York. The space is wide open, and there are plenty of places to sit and relax. The Pennsy's goal is that you "enjoy the experience so much, you'll be glad you missed your train."

Source: The Pennsy

This is the first Manhattan outpost of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors. The New Jersey-based butcher shop supplies meat to hotels and restaurants around the world.

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This is how to make the perfect steak, according to a chef


The key to making the perfect steak is to cook it sous vide and then finish it with a sear, according to chef Grant Crilly. Crilly, the co-founder of ChefSteps, did a video demonstration on how to make the most flavorful, well-cooked steak around. Judging by the final product, it's hard to argue with him.

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The top chef found dead in an apparent suicide was reportedly involved in a wine scam before he died


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French master chef Benoît Violier, who was found dead of an apparent suicide on February 1, may have been victimized by a company that sold expensive wine but allegedly failed to deliver the bottles, reports Swiss business magazine Bilan.

Violier, who was 44, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left no note.

Violier was the owner and chef of the three-Michelin-star Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville, near Lausanne, Switzerland. It had been recently named "best in the world" by France's La Liste, a respected roundup of the best restaurants across 48 countries. New York City's Per Se came in second.

Bilan reports that Violier's restaurant was working with a Swiss company, Private Finance Partners, which helped restaurateurs source very expensive wines — including bottles that cost upwards of $20,000, like a Henri Jayer burgundy, considered the most expensive in the world.

However, the company is reported to have scammed its customers out of the bottles, collecting payment and failing to provide the goods, in a classic Ponzi scheme.

Private Finance Partners would reportedly sell the same bottle three to four times over. Violier's restaurant may have suffered losses of as much as $2 million thanks to the scheme, according to Bilan. One of the company's brokers was arrested in October, and the company declared bankruptcy last November, reports Bilan.

However, André Kudelski, a restaurant shareholder, denied the scam allegations, saying the restaurant had "no issues" with the company in question.

Violier's last words to his mâitre d'hôtel Louis Villeneuve were: "See you Tuesday," reports the Telegraph. He is survived by his wife and a 12-year-old son.

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The best pizza in 14 big cities around the US


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Americans can't get enough pizza. So much so, we even dedicated an entire day to it — National Pizza Day.

In celebration of this important national holiday, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 14 big cities around the US. 

From classic deep dish in Chicago to Neapolitan-style pies in San Diego, read on to see some of the top pizza joints across the country. 

Food ratings are out of 30 on the Zagat scale. For reference, scores between 26 and 30 are generally reserved for restaurants that are "extraordinary to perfection." 

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AUSTIN: The Backspace

507 San Jacinto St.

Zagat food rating: 27

The thin-crust pizzas at this casual Austin staple have locals coming back, thanks to its delicious sauce and heavy-handed toppings.

The happy hour is a great deal, too, with half off antipasti, beer, and wines by the glass.

BOSTON: Galleria Umberto

289 Hanover St.

Zagat food rating: 27

This hole-in-the-wall pizza joint is open only until it sells out. So get there early (the lines go fast), and order a Sicilian-style pie with sides of arancini and panzarotti, which are light and non-greasy.

Just remember — this North End hidden gem is cash only.

CHICAGO: Lou Malnati's

1120 N. State St.

Zagat food rating: 26

No one does deep dish better than Lou Malnati's. A favorite of both locals and tourists alike, this pizzeria crafts each pie from scratch using only the freshest ingredients.

Craving a slice from across the country? Never fear — they ship nationwide.


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Here's why every balding guy should rock a beard


When a guy starts to bald, the rules change.

The changes shouldn't be drastic, but he needs to keep in mind some things he didn't think about before. That includes what he should wear, but also how he should treat his facial hair, the only remaining hair on his head.

Going bald is a study in contrasts. Now that you no longer have the hair on your head to contrast the rest of your face, it can sometimes seem visually imbalanced, as there's no hair to break up your face's shape.

This can be easily fixed by growing out the hair on the other side of your head — your beard! Take advantage of the fact that male pattern baldness doesn't affect it in the same way, and add some contrast to your face.

For example, take Bruce Willis' famously shiny crown:

Bruce Willis

In the above side-by-side comparison, it's much easier to tell the visual difference that a beard provides. It even makes a man look younger.

Some may think that this gives your face an "upside-down" look, where the hair is on the wrong side. But what it actually does is give back the balance that your face lost when the hairline receded.

The best part: since high testosterone is linked to both hair loss and great beard growth, you're almost guaranteed to be able to grow an acceptable beard if you're also losing your hair. Call it nature's consolation prize. Who are you to snub it?

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How to avoid 8 of the most common travel scams in Europe


Tourists can be easy targets.

They may not be very familiar with the place they're visiting, and they're often distracted by activities like sightseeing.

In order to avoid becoming a victim of a scam on your next trip, take a look at this infographic created by AIG that outlines eight scams common in Europe now.

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I went on a tour of Manhattan's Chinatown and discovered some of the most unusual groceries I've ever seen



New York City's Chinatown has a rich history. It's one of the oldest Chinese neighborhoods outside of China.

Canal Street is Chinatown's main street. The neighborhood spans from Broadway to Essex street in lower Manhattan. It has a population of about 70,000 - 150,000 people.

It has a variety of grocery stores, markets, restaurants, and street vendors. 

I was curious about Chinatown's grocery stores and what kind of brands I would find there. I even tried a few wacky flavored candies and chips.

Here's what I discovered when I went to Chinatown.

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I walked out of the Canal Street subway station and was immediately bombarded with street vendors asking me to buy knockoff designer handbags. I weaved my way through the crowd, on the lookout for any kind of grocery store.

I came across a grocery store called New Kam Man on Mulberry Street. There was a rush of people filing in and I was nervous I would have to wait in line to walk through the store, which is typical of some supermarkets in Manhattan.

It was bigger than I thought it would be. It's a three story grocery store filled with Asian, American, and European products and brands.

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This savory crêpe is the perfect breakfast


Chocolatier Jacques Torres is known for his decadent sweets, but that's not all he makes. We stopped by Torres' Grand Central ice cream station in New York City to see how he makes one of his savory crêpes.

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11 things every guy should buy to seriously spice up his winter wardrobe


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So you have your puffer jacket and your warm hat, and that's all you need for winter, right?

Wrong. What's life without a little bit of spice?

We've rounded up some items that could really put a new spin on your winter wardrobe. If we're being honest, no one really needs these things — but they sure do add something.

Keep scrolling to take a look at the items that we think are worth the splurge.

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A knit worth bragging about.

You have your cardigans, your V-necks, and your ribbed crew necks.

Now it's time for something new: a chunky knit mock neck button-up sweater in an interesting pattern. The S.N.S. Herning Stark is also a bit longer than your average sweater.

Wear this to the party and we can guarantee you'll get some good comments.

A leather jacket to keep it cool.

If you didn't already know you needed a leather jacket, here's your memo: you need one.

Our favorites come out of the New Jersey manufacturer Schott NYC, which invented the moto leather jacket way back in 1928. Pictured is their racer model, which is pretty thin for winter, but can be layered for spectacular results.

A top coat for more formal occasions.

When you need to wear a suit in the winter, your parka just isn't going to cut it.

Swap it out with a majestic and grown-up top coat in a universal color that would go with all of your suits.

J. Crew makes a great one. The high-quality wool and three-quarters length make it the perfect complement. 


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17 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women


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It's almost Valentine's Day, and for many, the pressure is on to find that special someone.

Whether you're simply looking for a date or hoping to find something that lasts, you could benefit from the decades of psychological research on the qualities that women find most attractive in a male partner.

We've rounded up some of the most compelling scientific insights, so you can step up your game.

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Look for the universal signals of flirtation.

Rutgers University anthropologist and best-selling author Helen E. Fisher says that from the depth of the Amazons to the cafés of Paris, women signal interest with a remarkably similar sequence of expressions.

As she shared at Psychology Today, it goes like this:

First the woman smiles at her admirer and lifts her eyebrows in a swift, jerky motion as she opens her eyes wide to gaze at him. Then she drops her eyelids, tilts her head down and to the side, and looks away. Frequently she also covers her face with her hands, giggling nervously as she retreats behind her palms.

This sequential flirting gesture is so distinctive that [German ethologist Irenaus] Eibl-Eibesfeldt was convinced it is innate, a human female courtship ploy that evolved eons ago to signal sexual interest.

Look for someone 'in your league.'

Men — and women — are attracted to people who are as attractive as they are.

In one study, for example, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, looked at the behavior of 60 male and 60 female users on an online dating site. While the majority of users were inclined to reach out to highly attractive people, they were most likely to get a response if that person was about as attractive as they were (as judged by independent raters).

"If you go for someone roughly [equal] to you in attractiveness, it avoids two things," Nottingham Trent University psychologist Mark Sergeant, who was not involved with the study, tells The Independent"If they are much better-looking than you, you are worried about them going off and having affairs. If they are much less attractive, you are worried that you could do better."

Present yourself as high-status.

In 1969, University of North Carolina sociologist Glen Elder found that looks and wealth tend to find one another — namely, good-looking women tended to settle down with less attractive but wealthier men

Since then, it's become a well-confirmed finding in the social sciences.

Most recently, a 2010 study found that men pictured with a Silver Bentley Continental GT were perceived as way more attractive than those pictures with a Red Ford Fiesta ST, and a 2014 study found that men pictured in a luxury apartment were rated more attractive than those in a control group. 

Why the attraction to resources? Evolutionary psychologists speculate it's because women want a mate who can provide for them.

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