It's all about timing — here is my method

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Maintaining your beard is essential to beard care but trimming your mustache isn’t something that should be forgotten either. And being able to do it yourself is a skill in itself

I generally trim my beard every 2–3 days to maintain its softness but I trim my mustache every 2 weeks. In this post, I’ll share some of the tips that I use to maintain a great-looking (handlebar) mustache and also why it's important to not trim your mustache as much as trimming your beard.

I don’t use a beard trimmer to trim my mustache.

Although your mustache and beard…


Here are the best tips that actually work + bonus’

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Growing a mustache is one of the best things I’ve done. It really has improved the quality of my life. I feel a lot more confident, I’m happy with the way I look, and thankfully I received a lot of compliments which goes a long way to boost my self-esteem levels. However, it's not easy having a mustache because it does make some of the easiest of life’s tasks slightly more challenging; tasks like eating and drinking.

However, there are solutions — some of which are very creative. I thought to myself that if I have this challenge, then there…


It's the final stage before achieving beard glory. Here are my tips that you can apply right now

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Growing a beard may sound easy and yes, maybe for some it is. But it comes with its struggles. Some of the struggles it comes with are itchiness, beard-dandruff, and curly/out-of-place hairs. The truth is growing a beard is easy, but growing a great-looking beard takes care and effort. Let’s take a look at 1) what this awkward phase is, 2) how to overcome it so that you can gain a great-looking beard.

It's strange to say that growing a beard has an awkward phase but it's completely normal. It's generally that stage in your beard growing journey where you’re…


It's not as hard as you might think — follow my guide to a great looking mustache

Author: Mazaher — mustacheheroes.com

Anyone can get a great-looking handlebar mustache. It only takes 2 things; Patience and a sharp knife 🔪. Okay… maybe not a knife but a sharp pair of scissors is essential.

I grew mine in about a month and a half but I’ll be honest as I had quite a few things going for me, the main one being good genes. Being from an IndoPak background means that we grow a lot of facial hair. However, that doesn’t mean it's impossible for everyone. …


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Building a palindrome checker was one of the first projects I built and added to my GitHub profile whilst looking to land my first job as a front-end web developer. At first, it seemed daunting but it wasn’t very hard. In this post, I’m going to show you exactly how I did it.

A word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards, e.g. madam or nurses run.

As a USER,
I want to type a word, phrase or sequence into the input,
So that I can see if that word is a palindrome.
As a USER, I…


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As developers, it's important to keep learning and one of the best ways to learn is by learning from others. And so I was recently placed on a project led by a senior developer (a contractor) with 10+ years of experience. My excitement level went through the roof as this present me with the perfect opportunity to grow.

But instead, it made me want to quit coding! Let’s talk about what happened.

In this project, we were creating a client login portal in which the clients with different access levels (e.g. admin, support, etc) are able to select dates/times and…


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As a new developer searching for jobs means reading through a list of requirements and I’ve noticed common skillsets come up. The use of Third Party API’s/REST seems to be quite popular so it's important to know how to call an API and use its data.

tl;dr: Skip to the Use Case Example subheading to see calling an API in action.

“Third-party APIs are APIs provided by third parties — generally companies such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google — to allow you to access their functionality via JavaScript and use it on your site” — MDN

There are lots of…


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Cryptocurrency has been around for a while and the value of the most popular ones has grown exponentially especially over the last year. I personally never invested in cryptos until very late last year (2020) — was it too late? I still made some money but in the process, I learned so much.

Here’s what I learned:

Firstly Is it too late? 😕

As of writing the price of Bitcoin (the most popular currency) is approximately £30,000 while Etherium ( the second most popular currency) is almost £1000.

That sounds like a lot and can easily deter anyone from buying. I know it deterred me and…


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I recently wrote a post on the 17 most common git commands you should know as a junior developer. That’s a lot to remember!

I also wrote a post on How to navigate to common files with just ONE command

We can actually combine both of these to become even more productive and at the same time look like a git wizard.

tl;dr
Create your own git commands using aliases

/** I want to stage and commit all my changes, merge in the latest from develop and then push up to the remote repo */git add . git commit…


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  1. Open your terminal
  2. cd ~/ this will take you to your home
  3. touch .bash_profile
  4. Then open it typing open .bash_profile. If you are not in your home directory at any time you can open it with this command open ~/.bash_profile

Whenever you make a change to your .bash_profile make sure to run this command to update it

source ~/.bash_profile

I hope this helps!

Mazaher Muraj

A frontend developer with a passion for Javascript and React. I write on Medium to learn from others and share what I've learned along the way

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