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Women Are Quicker At Decision Making During Emergency Than Men

Women are quicker to take cover or prepare to evacuate during an emergency, but often have trouble convincing the men in their life to do so

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The researchers analysed in-depth interviews with 33 women and 10 men across two Texas towns. Pixabay

Women are quicker to take cover or prepare to evacuate during an emergency, but often have trouble convincing the men in their life to do so, a new study suggests.

“We also found that there are many barriers that disadvantage women in the event of a disaster, leaving them behind when it comes to decision-making and potentially slowing down their recovery,” said study lead author Melissa Villarreal from the University of Colorado Boulder in the US.

For the study, the researchers analysed in-depth interviews with 33 women and 10 men across two Texas towns.

Some were from Granbury, which in 2013 was hit by an EF-4 tornado that killed six people and cut a mile-wide swathe of destruction, damaging 600 homes.

Others were from West, where an explosion at a fertilizer company that same year killed 15 people and destroyed 100 homes.

Residents were asked about their experiences in the midst of and the year after the disaster. While the circumstances surrounding the events were very different, common gender-influenced patterns emerged.

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We also found that there are many barriers that disadvantage women in the event of a disaster, leaving them behind when it comes to decision-making and potentially slowing down their recovery. Pixabay

“Women seemed to have a different risk perception and desire for protective action than the men in their lives, but men often determined when and what type of action families took,” Villareal said.

In some cases, this put women and their families in greater danger.

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According to the researchers, eliminating the male head-of-household model is crucial for speeding overall household recovery.

During recovery, women were often charged with “private sphere” tasks like putting the house back together and caring for children while schools were closed, but they often felt excluded from leadership roles in community recovery projects. (IANS)

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Tips for Men to Maintain Personal Hygiene

How men can maintain intimate hygiene

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Men are sitting up and taking notice of how they present themselves to the world, and personal hygiene is no exception to their grooming routines. Pixabay

The days of brusque, unkempt dudes are a thing of the past. Men are sitting up and taking notice of how they present themselves to the world, and personal hygiene is no exception to their grooming routines. Spoiler alert: just soap and water would not do!

If men have recently started paying attention to your intimate hygiene, here is some useful advice.

“Shower daily and try to keep the skin around the concerned areas dry and clean. Avoid wearing overly tight clothes and make sure to use an anti chafing cream made of natural ingredients like neem and coconut,” Hitesh Dhingra, founder and MD of The Man Company, told IANSlife.

If you are a fitness enthusiast, use an anti sweat lotion to keep the sweat, odour and irritation at bay, he added.

As per Vikas Bagaria, the founder of Pee Safe, the genitalia are one of the most neglected body parts in men and can collect a lot of dirt and grime, making them prone to infections. Intimate hygiene is important for overall well-being and health and therefore it should form an essential part of men’s daily cleaning routine.

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Men must keep their razors and trimmers clean for shaving purposes. Pixabay

“Men must trim or shave pubic hair regularly to keep the area clean and in good hygiene. Wash the genitals well with warm water before and after shaving. The genitals must be cleaned every day. Using a good-quality intimate hygiene wash can help in keeping germs at bay,” he suggests.

Picking the right undergarments is essential too. Yogesh Kabra, Founder of XYXX Apparels says –

No to tight underwear. One is advised to wear something that allows air to circulate well in the covered areas. Whether you choose briefs, thongs, boxers or even exotic inner wear, wearing them tight will do you absolutely no good. It cuts circulation to the essential parts and sweaty is not a good feeling.

Don’t be a repeat offender. Don’t go lazy on washing your underwear on a daily basis. Research states clean underwear can contain up to 10,000 living bacteria – even after being washed. You may have endless packs of boxers and briefs but nothing gives you the permission to leave them dirty.

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Wearing undergarments more than once increases the risk of one smelling bad due to contamination by body fluids, dampness and leads to the growth of bacteria. And no one can deny the blissful feeling of putting on a fresh, crisp pair of undies in the morning.

Discard them, dudes. Replace your underwear every six months. Once they start looking spent and shaggy it is time you threw them out. (IANS)