WISH: Cuff him this Father’s Day. Times-Picayune.

As jewelry goes, cuff links convey many messages. They can be polished or playful. Board room serious or weekend cool. Peeking out from under a coat jacket, they lend a certain level of panache to formal or casual attire. This Father’s Day, skip the necktie, and give your family’s best guy an accessory with a little more swagger.

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Play it cool. Times-Picayune

Summer is here, and the forecast feels like it’s on instant replay. Every day is hot, hot, hot. With triple-digit temps sticking around for the next few months, we began culling through beauty products in a desperate search for something to keep us cool.

To make the assignment more challenging, we skipped over items packed with the oh-so-obvious mint, and sought out different cooling ingredients — eucalyptus, aloe vera, Canadian pine — leaving the mint for our mojitos.

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Father’s Day. Restock the Dopp Kit. Times-Picayune

Once upon a time, a guy’s grooming needs consisted of the basic four: shampoo, soap, shave cream and Old Spice. Today, his side of the medicine cabinet may be just as full as hers with potions, tonics and serums. A new generation of cosmetic companies are catering to the manly side of skin care. We’ve poured over dozens of macho products and found four that keep fine lines, ingrown hairs and dark circles at bay without leaving him smelling like daisies and roses.

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