How Should A Jockstrap Fit – What Every Man Should Know

How Should A Jockstrap Fit – What Every Man Should Know

If you are wondering how should a jockstrap fit, you are not alone.  Often times, our fathers didn’t tell us these important things because they didn’t think it necessary or maybe they were embarrassed.  As a result, we find ourselves asking how do I buy a jock that fits properly.  In some instances, I have even been asked how to buy a jockstrap without your parents knowing. Unfortunately, this misunderstanding or embarrassment surrounding is paramount.  Thus, we need help and that is what I hope to offer.  The first thing to know is that jockstraps serve many functions. 

Thus, when you find yourself pondering what type of jock strap should I wear, you have to think about the use.  Most often, jockstraps are purchased to provide support to your important parts down there. Thus, if you are a long distance runner, you might want to purchase a jockstrap that holds things in place.  If this is the case, you want something that is comfortable and keeps things from bouncing around.  There are many different varieties and fabrics to choose from.  One resource to see what is available that I like to utilize is this page.  I personally like shopping for jockstraps online because it is more private.  I’m not saying you ever need to be embarrassed by buying one; however, it can be awkward having a female salesperson offer to help you pick one out.  This can even be more frustrating when she asks your size and you feel it is a comment on your masculinity.  Thus, explore your options online and I would encourage you to order a wide range of styles and sizes.  For example, you might think that you are a small, but you find the medium more comfortable.  You might find one design works with your body type while another doesn’t.  Often this comes down to preference and comfort.  While there are many companies that won’t take returns on underwear, which is perfectly understandable, I don’t let that bother me.  If it doesn’t fit, I use it as a cleaning cloth around the house. 

In addition to providing support, you may want a jockstrap for protective purposes.  In other words, you provide protection should you get hit in that area during a game or competition.  Fabric athletic supporters won’t provide that crushing protection on their own.  You will need the type that comes with a cup to provide protection against impacts.  In these cases, you need to make sure that the fit is appropriate and your important parts can’t get trapped between the cup and the body on impact.  You want it all to be in a position to be protected underneath this safety equipment.   Some men make the mistake to wear underwear under the jockstrap.  This is not what you do.  In fact, it can make the jockstrap tighter than it should be and it also looks silly as well.  Thus, put on your jockstrap and place outer wear on top of it like your running shorts. When you are trying out new cuts and styles, make notes on how it feels as you participate in your activity.  Does it feel comfortable or is it too tight.  Or, is the jockstrap too lose?  One thing I suggest is that you wash your jockstrap before trying it.  Simply put, some fabrics shrink.  Thus, you might think it is great when you first wear it.  However, after washing, it might be too tight.  Thus, you will have a good idea if you need a larger size that way. 

Another thing pertaining to what every man should know about jockstraps is that they are not just meant for support and protection.  They are also considered to be fashion statements.  Think about it.  What statement do you make in front of the woman you are dating by taking off your jeans to reveal traditional white briefs styled like the ones you wore as a kid.  It might not be that mature, confident look you had hoped to display.  Thus, a jock strap plays up your masculinity and athletic nature.  As a result, many of my friends will wear jock straps all the time for not only the support, but for the way they make them feel. If you would like to check out different styles, you might enjoy this resource.   As you can see, there are a variety of brands and different styles.  One big consideration is do you want two straps in the back or just one.  Again, this is a matter of preference and comfort usually.  I personally like the double strap because I don’t like the feel of the single strap in that position.  If you have never tried a jockstrap and you are contemplating how is a jockstrap supposed to fit, I hope you now have a better understanding based on my insights.

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Vitaminwater Deceptive Marketing Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Vitaminwater Deceptive Marketing Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Coca-Cola Co. and Energy Brands Inc. are in trouble for false advertising. Apparently the two companies have lied about the nutritional content of Vitaminwater. The lawsuits were filed in 2010. Some of them that were labeled as power C that is supposed to have zinc and vitamin C does not really contain them. They basically contain mostly water with sugar and some synthetic vitamins. So these are really sodas without the carbonation. And the water is definitely not healthy because of the sugar content.

I personally do not understand why people would want to drink flavored water in the first place. I would prefer to drink plain water if I want water. Also it is healthier. However, many companies try to sell flavored water. Most of the time they just add sugar to make it taste better than plain regular water. I personally do not mind plain regular water. However, I do have friends who want some flavor in their water.

Another pet peeve of mine is the bottled water revolution. Why can’t people just drink water out of the tap? Unless tap water is bad for you, I would not have any problems drinking plain tap water. I find that when I go to restaurants these days and I ask for water, I get a whole list of different types that they can offer me. For example, the waiters and waitresses will ask me if I want tap water or bottled water or carbonated water. Huh? They make me feel that I am cheap if I ask for just plain old tap water. Why do I have to pay for water when it is free and comes out of the tap just fine?

So this case is basically a case of fraud. I am surprised that such a big company is involved in this deception. There will be a class settlement website that will provide all the information for all those who are considered class members. As of now, the website has not been set up yet. There will also be notices that will go out to all those who are entitled to get one. So if you think you are a class member and you have not yet received a notice, you will be able to go to the site and get a copy of the notice. The notice will contain all the legal information about this case.

The notice will also contain information on your legal rights. In most cases like this you will get a chance to submit a claim in order to get some kind of benefit. In other cases, you do not have to file a claim. So you will have to wait to find out. Also you will have to wait to find out what the benefits are if any. In most cases there will be some kind of monetary benefit. In other cases, there is no money at all. So again you will have to wait to find out.

Other important legal rights that you may have is to exclude yourself from this case. This means that you do not want any kind of benefits that this case may provide. Most people do this if they want to sue the company themselves. Some even do this so that they can take part in other lawsuits. Whatever your reason, if you want to do this, you will have to provide your request in writing to the court. You will have to include all the information that is required to make this a valid request. You will have to either check the notice or go to the settlement website when it is available to find out what you need to do.

Another important legal action that you can take is to object to the case. This too will have to be done in writing and you will have to provide the appropriate information requested. Anything that is left out will make your request invalid. So you will have to be very careful. The website will again provide all the information that you will need in order to do this. Another thing that the site will provide is contact information for the administrator and also class counsel information. You can call either the administrator or the class counsel for help.

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How Do I Stop Lying – 3 Easy Tips To End The Lies

How Do I Stop Lying – 3 Easy Tips To End The Lies

If you find yourself constantly telling lies, then you might be asking how do I stop lying.  We lie for a lot of reasons and I personally wouldn’t want to stop telling all my lies because sometimes we lie for the benefit of others.  However, when you find yourself telling lies all the time, you might be speaking those lies for all the wrong reasons.  Thus, if you are wondering how do I stop compulsively lying, you will appreciate these 3 easy tips to end the lies. As alluded to earlier, there are sometimes where you might feel it is acceptable to lie.  We sometimes call these white lies and they come in many forms.  For example, your friend is excited to show you her brand new purse she got on sale and tells you how much she loves it.  Then, she asks if you like it.  You might be inclined to say that it is the most hideous thing you have ever seen, but you don’t want to hurt your friend’s feelings.  Thus, you might say you do.  I personally don’t see anything wrong with an occasional white lie like the one noted above.  However, where lies potentially impact you or others negatively, then it does become a concern.  For example, telling a friend she looks great in her dress she picked for an interview may not be healthy for your or your friend.  Thus, when looking for methods or ways to stop lying, focus on the big lies first.

With your focus clear, let’s now explore potentially how to stop lying.  The first tip, is make your lying have consequences.  One simple way is to penalize yourself for your lies.  For example, put a jar in your house and, every time you tell a lie, contribute a dollar into it.  Then, donate that money to a charity of your choosing at the end of each month.  By penalizing the bad behavior, you will catch yourself engaged in the act and will, in my opinion, be more likely to change it.  And don’t be tempted to use the money you put in the jar because one’s ability to stop their lying might be beneficial to their overall good.  For example, you might enjoy reading this article that suggests something along those lines potentially. I personally believe that when you are true to yourself, you will be happier.

After all, think about how awkward those situations are when you are in front of somebody you lied to, but also with someone who knows the truth.  It’s stressful.  For example, you may have lied to your spouse about working late, but really you had a drink with your colleague instead.  You thought that was harmless, but never realized your spouse and colleague would talk the next day and now you are sweating bullets.  This is just one reason why you should be pondering how do I stop lying to my husband.  Another tip to stop the lying is asking yourself why do you do it.  For example, I found that I lied to make myself look better.  In my case, I decided it would be better to actually do the behavior than talk about it.  Thus, if I said I went running over the weekend to present myself to a person as be health conscious, I decided that it would be more fulfilling to do the healthy activity rather than making it up.  Thus, when I told the person the truth about what I was doing, it made me feel even better.  The point here is that we seem to steal the glory from our achievements when we lie about everyday things.  Don’t tell whoppers, instead tell the truth on your actual achievements when you have them and relish your success.

Another tip I like to pass along to help people address the issue of how do I stop lying to myself is this idea.  Simply stated, don’t lie tell the truth in the unique way.  For example, if a friend asks you if you like their new dog and you don’t, don’t lie.  Instead, find something you can say truthful about the dog that won’t hurt their feelings.  For example, you might despise the fact that it is ugly and trying to bite you, but you could always say that you thought the markings on his front ear were cute. By telling the truth, you can stand one hundred percent behind your comments. In fact, some people have said that telling the truth is a liberating experience.  I especially liked this material I read on the subject matter related to lying and health.   You might enjoy it as well.  Finally, I have found that a life without lying is liberating.  You truly get be your authentic self and not someone else you pretend to be. Try the above tips to give up lying to friends, spouses, and co-workers and see if helps any.

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Lowe’s 2×4 Lumber Labeling Lawsuit Settlement

Lowe’s 2×4 Lumber Labeling Lawsuit Settlement

This case is about the labeling of certain products by Lowe’s. Apparently the company mislabeled a number of building items. One of them is of the 2X4 lumber that it sells. What is meant is 2 feet by 4 feet. However, many of the lumber that is sold is not that size. Usually it is smaller. The company says that that was the way the vendors labeled them and that they took it for granted that it was correct. This lawsuit settlement will affect the stores in California.

This is a common problem that I have found. When renovating my house, I went to get some lumber from Lowe’s. I actually had a measuring tape with me and looked at the different lumber and actually measured them. Boy was I surprised when the pieces did not measure up to what they said they were. This really messed me up as I needed the exact sized lumber. I ended up buying larger pieces which I then had cut to the size that I needed. This is not right and I am glad that something is being done about it.

In fact I have encountered the same problem in other stores. I do not understand why there is no quality check. If you are building something and you need a 2 x 4, then you would not want a piece of wood that is 1.5 x 3.5. How does that even make sense. There is no accountability any more. If you actually do need smaller pieces then that might work for you. But for the rest of us, the smaller pieces will not work.

So because of this lawsuit and the subsequent settlement in California, the stores in California will not show actual dimensions. So it will not show 2 x 4 but it will say 1.5 x 3.5. This way the customers who buy the products will know exactly what they are getting. The amount of the settlement is $1.6 million. The original lawsuits were filed by District Attorneys. In fact District Attorneys from five counties did this.

The name of the original lawsuit is People of the State of California v. Lowe’s Home Centers LLC. The case number is 1403272. There are a lot of forums discussing this case on the Internet. Apparently there are a lot of pros and cons. Some people say that everyone knows that a 2 x 4 is not really a 2 x 4. Well that is news to me. I did not know when some store sells me a 2 x 4 that it really does not measure that. I expect to get a 2 x 4 when I buy a 2 x 4. That is why I was so surprised when I actually measured it that it was smaller. I needed the exact size to build my fireplace.

Others are of course shocked like me. However I found out about this before the settlement. Imagine the hundreds and thousands of people who were duped. Yet others are saying why is only Lowe’s being target. A lot of other companies and stores that sell lumber are doing the same. And I am totally with them. Why just this one company? I am sure they all have the vendors. It is the vendors that need to be taken to task. How can they sell 2 x 4′s that are smaller than the actual size. Obviously they want to make a larger profit margin by selling you smaller pieces. This happens in a lot of places with other products too. So who should be more diligent.

I am also upset that Lowe’s has been asked to provide proper labeling. So instead of 2 x 4 they have to advertise 1.5 x 3.5. What is wrong with this picture? Why aren’t the vendors being sued for providing a different size of lumber. I want a 2 x 4 not a 1.5 x 3.5. So where do I go to get it? It is not right that I have to buy a larger piece of wood and have it cut because the size I want is not available. Not right at all.

So I hope this lawsuit will be one of many. I hope the vendors will be taken to task for not providing the right sizes. I hope the lumber companies will take this matter seriously.

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