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

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Jim 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 mandible, is currently sporting a kind of adorable patchwork-type thing. A lot of men are responding to the coronavirus crisis by swapping their ordinarily clean-shaven visages for scraggly quarantine beards.

But why?

Is it because extreme times call for extreme grooming decisions? (We’ve all seen Mad Max.)

Is it because the beard is a calendar, measuring time like tick marks on the wall of…

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