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Daylight saving time: Don’t lose sleep over it

Daylight saving time: Don’t lose sleep over it

March 09, 2017

Most of us will lose an hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to Daylight Saving Time (DTS). While losing precious sleep is a grim thought, we know it’s worth the extra sunlight and extended days we’ll enjoy all spring and summer. But it got us thinking, how did DST get started?

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Beard saves Special Forces Officer’s life

Beard saves Special Forces Officer’s life

November 21, 2016

Colonel James “Nick” Rowe’s beard saved his life. Just months after arriving in Vietnam, then 1st Lt Rowe was advising a company of Civilian Irregular Defense (CIDG) forces when their unit came under attack by the Viet Cong.

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What is No-Shave November?

What is No-Shave November?

November 08, 2016 1 Comment

Things tend to get pretty hairy each November. From playoffs to colder weather, there are a lot of reasons men tend to grow their facial hair more this time of year. Two major drivers for furrier faces in November are Movember and No-Shave November. Today we take a deeper look at No-Shave November (and yes, it is more than just a cutesy name to justify your facial hair to your boss).

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Movember Primer: What's up with Movember?

Movember Primer: What's up with Movember?

October 27, 2016

By now you’ve probably noticed that every November a large number of men roam the streets with more facial hair than usual. Some are for baseball playoff superstition, but for the most part it's for Movember or No Shave November (more on that in another blog post). In this post, we focus on Movember. What is it? How did it start? And how can you get involved?

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How to Grow a Beard | Five Tips for Growing Your Fall Beard

How to Grow a Beard | Five Tips for Growing Your Fall Beard

September 26, 2016

Beards aren't going away anytime soon... in fact, a record number of men are embracing the beard and ditching those sadistic razors. Read on for our top five tips for growing and maintaining your best fall beard.

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Beards in the Military: A Petition to Let You Grow | stubble & 'stache

Beards in the Military: A Petition to Let You Grow | stubble & 'stache

September 15, 2016 5 Comments

A recent petition on change.org asks the U.S. military to allow its members to grow beards, and it’s  gaining steam. Military history buffs know that our military has had an on-again, off-again love affair with facial hair.

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#BeardTalk - Bearded Men We Admire: Logan

#BeardTalk - Bearded Men We Admire: Logan

August 23, 2016

Great conversation with Logan about President Obama, beards, beard care, grooming and getting slapped in the face by a cruel, cruel world.

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#BeardLife: Jake | stubble & 'stache

#BeardLife: Jake | stubble & 'stache

July 29, 2016

Today I had the distinct pleasure of talking with my longtime friend and stubble & 'stache supporter, Jake S. Jake is a men's clothing expert and gave us copious amounts of advice on buying tailored suits...and how he grew that iconic beard. When Jake is not out and about with his signature red beard, he is outfitting men at READ WALL, one of Washington, DC's premier men's custom clothing boutiques.

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What Women Want | #WCW of Substance: Sydney

What Women Want | #WCW of Substance: Sydney

July 06, 2016

What do women look for in a guy? I'm on a quest to find out. This week I had the pleasure of talking with Sydney, a longtime friend and beard fan. Here is what Sydney looks for in a guy, and her thoughts on men's grooming and style.

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Why Do Men Grow Beards? The Answer May Surprise You

Why Do Men Grow Beards? The Answer May Surprise You

June 20, 2016

From an evolutionary perspective, why do men grow beards? Is it vanity? Dominance? Laziness? Or some other reason altogether? New research shows that beards likely evolved to help men boost their standing amongst other men. SaveSave

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5 Things Dad Wishes You'd Get Him for Father's Day

5 Things Dad Wishes You'd Get Him for Father's Day

June 14, 2016

Dads are the best. They deserve the best this Father’s Day, so we’ve gathered up some of our favorite Father’s Day gifts for your review.
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Why Don't Zombies Have Beards?

Why Don't Zombies Have Beards?

June 06, 2016

There are two types of people in this world, those who like zombies, and those who lie about it. After a recent Walking Dead binge session, I found myself wondering...why don’t we see any zombies rocking facial hair?


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