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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Proves How to Finish a Trilogy

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While not exactly a golden rule, it is known fact that if a movie does well in the box office, chances are good that it will be followed by sequel and more often than not, we’ve come to expect that the sequel won’t measure up to the original. Add a third movie to the mix and you’re just asking for trouble. With animated movies, the expectations are often even lower. (Is anyone really surprised that the Ice Age movies keep getting worse?) But sometimes, as is the case with the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies, we’re pleasantly surprised. Now you can add How to Train Your Dragon to that short list too.

One thing that DreamWorks Animation has understood about this series is that the story comes first, the hijinks come later. The very first Dragon movie proved that way back in 2010 with a strong story and with each chapter that has come after it, that story just keeps getting better. What started out as a cute kid’s story has become a powerful trilogy. We've seen these chara…

Movember Starts November 1

Are you a "Mo Bro?"
Are you a "Mo Bro?" (Movember Foundation)

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“Men’s health is in trouble,” states the Movember Foundation, the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. “All around the world, fathers, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young before their time and for no good reason.” And the solution? Grow a moustache.

With the money raised, Movember is helping to fund ground-breaking programs with the goal of reducing male suicides by 25%, halve the number of deaths from prostate cancer and halve the number of men dying from testicular cancer by 2030.

“Since 2003, we’ve created a men’s health movement of over 5 million supporters across the world,” says the foundation. “Through the moustaches grown and the conversations generated, we’ve helped fund 1,200 innovative men’s health projects across 21 countries focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.”

Moustache styles
Moustache styles to inspire your journey.
Check out these facts:
  • Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year.
  • 12.1% of men 18 years and over are in fair or poor health.
  • 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. will experience a mental health problem in a given year.
  • More than three time as many men as women die by suicide in the U.S.
  • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the U.S.
  • 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15-34.
  • About 8,850 new case of testicular cancer are diagnosed in men each year.

So, How Do You Get Involved?
GROW: Grow a “mo” save a bro.
“The moustache is our ribbon for men’s health,” says Movember.

MOVE: Walk, run, cycle, swim or row.
“Go the distance and raise funds to support men’s health.

HOST: Throw or go to a Movember event
“Any excuse for a good time. Events are a great way to have fun and raise funds for men’s health.

Now for the Rules...
1. Once registered at Movember.com, each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face.
2. For the entire month of Movember, each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache.
3. Don’t fake it. No beards. Goatees and no fake moustaches.
4. Use the power of the moustache for create conversation and raise funds for men’s health.
5. Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentlemen.

Find out more and register at Movember.

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