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Menthol - How It Works To Cool The Skin

Like many wet shavers, I love menthol. I never had exposure to mentholated shaving cream until I returned to wet shaving, as canned foam was my choice. It's cooling, refreshing, and great for summertime heat. The first mentholated cream I tried, Proraso green, overwhelmed me. I thought it was too chilling.  Now, I use products like Vostok, and Yeti Snot, and don't find Proraso bracing at all.  Obviously that sounds like tolerance to a substance, so I began investigating it's chemistry, and pharmacology. What Is Menthol? Menthol is a naturally occurring compound found in peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) Mixtures of...

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Drinking absinthe
These days, absinthe has become synonymous with forgotten nights in Paris and foxy green fairies. With my knowledge of the infamous green drink limited to pop culture myths and Moulin Rouge, I decided it was time to finally sample absinthe correctly. So, when I received the Absinthe Set in the mail, I was determined to find out if the spirit matched the hype. With three 50ml bottles of absinthe at my disposal, I took the deep dive into the big green and drank absinthe the way it was intended to be drunk.
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Tendril's Tony Rynders
Wisconsin may not have a climate made for producing the best wine grapes, but its fertile soil has produced a plethora of top notch winemakers. One such winemaker is Milwaukee native Tony Rynders.
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Rebirth Brass Band's Chad
The Rebirth Brass Band will perform on Friday night at Cedarburg's Summer Sounds series. The free concert runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and takes place in Cedar Creek Park. Recently, OnMilwaukee.com chatted with trumpet player Chadrick Honore, who at 27 is the youngest player in the band.
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Lee School
Now that Lee School -- which closed in 2009 -- is back in the news, it seemed like a good time to finally get a look at this vintage schoolhouse I've long been eager to see.

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