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A Cornerstone razor plus shaving products.

Cornerstone shaving and skin products

Cornerstone is a shaving subscription and delivery service that also supplies quality skin care products. In April the company launched a new razor which they recently sent to Manned Up to review, along with a cross-section of their products. We asked the writer and photographer Stuart Forster, who has sensitive […]

 

Travel

The Winnipeg sign by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

15 top things to do during a weekend break in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg is the provincial capital of Manitoba in central Canada. The city is home to around 710,000 people and a lively place to spend a weekend or a few days at the beginning or end of a Canadian vacation. Here’s a look at some of the top things to do […]

 

Food & Drink

A Copper Stone Pan frying pan.

Cooking with a Copper Stone Pan

As a man who enjoys cooking healthy food regularly, I was pleased to take delivery of a couple of the non-stick frying pans, from JML Direct’s Copper Stone Pan range. The pans’ ultra-non-stick technology means there is no need to add oil or fat while cooking. I was sent pans in […]

 

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