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Alison Barretta

Alison Barretta

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Alison is a freelance writer and editor from Philadelphia who specializes in skincare & beauty, lifestyle, and general buying advice. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Business Insider, and Tom's Guide, among other publications. When Alison isn't clumsily crafting self-introductions, you can find her practicing martial arts, learning foreign languages, streaming underrated TV shows, or trying a new recipe. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Alison's work.



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8 LGBTQ-owned grooming brands you can support year-round

Lend your support to the queer community by checking out these LGBTQ-owned grooming brands. These companies champion inclusivity within the beauty community.
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The 11 Best Gifts for the Dad Who Wants Nothing for the Holidays

Sure, Dad says he doesn't want anything for the holidays, but you want to give him something different. Here are the best gifts for the dad who wants nothing.
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The 5 Best Nose Hair Trimmers For Men

Ditch the tweezers and buy the best nose hair trimmer to keep those unsightly strays away. Our roundup includes models from various price points.
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The 9 Best Scalp Brushes for All Hair Types and Lengths

Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. The best scalp brushes for men stimulate hair growth and eliminate dandruff-causing buildup.
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Best Shampoo for Thinning Hair: 6 Ways to Save Your Lingering Locks

If you're not ready or willing to undergo aggressive hair loss treatments, go the preventative route and try one of these six best shampoos for thinning hair.
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The 5 Best Fingernail Clippers That Help Men Achieve Their Ideal Nail Length

When it comes to your grooming regimen, don't overlook your nails. There's no need to get a full-on mani, just pick up any of these best fingernail clippers.
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The 10 Best Personalized Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day 2022

The best personalized gifts for dad this Father's Day includes custom whiskey barrels, one-of-a-kind candles, and star-studded greetings via Cameo.
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The Best Practical Gifts for Dad That He’ll Truly Appreciate

Stumped on what to buy dad this Father's Day? Before you think of buying him another mug, check out these 11 practical gifts he's sure to use and enjoy.
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How to File Taxes: Submit Your 2021 Returns

The deadline to file taxes this year is now May 17. We answer the most pressing questions about how to file your taxes in 2021.
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When are Taxes Due in 2021? Important Dates for Your Diary

Tax day is May 17 this year, but if you're self-employed or rely on tips then you'll have more deadlines to remember. Mark these important tax dates in your diary.
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REI Member Moment Sale: REI Co-Op’s Sale Is Here With A 20% Off Member Discount

REI Co-op members can save 20% on one item between now and March 29. Check out the best deals and learn more about why a REI Co-op membership is good to have.
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Flash Sale: Save 30% Off Perry Ellis’ Reusable Face Masks on Amazon Fashion

Face masks aren't going anywhere yet. Refresh your collection with a pack of three Perry Ellis Woven Face Masks in various styles, now up to 30% off at Amazon.
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The Best Cheap Wine Deals to Stock Up On

Cheap wine is good wine. Check out our list of today's best cheap wine deals so you don't overpay for your next bottle.
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How Long Does It Take to Get a Tax Refund?

Wondering when that tax refund check will hit your bank account? A number of factors can influence how soon (or late) you'll be able to access that money.