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Why Men Grow Beards When Times Get Tough

Jim Carrey called his quarantine beard a ‘meaningless transformation,’ but psychologically it’s not meaningless at all

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JJim Carrey is doing it. Stephen Colbert had something going on in that last episode before The Late Show went on hiatus. My own husband, who couldn’t grow a full beard with Rogaine and Jason Mamoa’s…

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Jacqueline Detwiler

Jacqueline Detwiler

Jacqui is the former articles editor at Popular Mechanics. Her work has appeared in Wired, Esquire, Men’s Health, and Best American Science and Nature Writing.

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