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Op-Ed: How Canadian NDP leader Thomas Mulcair would look clean-shaven

Facial hair can change the way we look at politicians, as I've noticed in the many polarizing reactions to NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's beard. Is Canada ready for a bearded Prime Minister?

Vote for 'Beard of the Year'

London - Fashions come and fashions go. In the U.K. there has been a gradual shift towards men sprouting a beard. Or maybe they never went out of fashion? A new poll has opened to allow people to vote for the 'Beard of the Year.'

Video: Norwegian actor sets beard alight and sings happy birthday

Oslo - It's Halloween, so what better time to watch a video of a man setting his beard alight, and wishing himself a happy birthday in song? The man in question is a top Norway actor, Aksel Hennie. The beard is probably a little singed.

Nana, Chinese girl grows beard after life-saving drug treatment

Drug treatment for aplastic anemia has caused a Chinese girl, Nana, 16, to grow black luxuriant beard and hair on her body, a condition known as hirsutism. The condition has forced the girl to withdraw from school and to grow socially withdrawn.

Man makes beer from yeast found in his beard

A man has brewed a beer which was fermented using a yeast isolated from his own beard. The yeast has been cultivated to be used for brewing a clear, golden ale.

Op-Ed: Amish accused of hate crimes

A rural Amish community in Southern Ohio has been shaken to its core after seven members of a breakaway sect were arrested for hate crimes.

The mullahs and the mullets: Iran’s new code on hairstyles

Floppy fringes, ponytails, mullets and quiffs are deemed decadent and un-Islamic hairstyles by mullahs in Iran, according to a new code issued in the country.

No ‘Talibanisation of India’: Supreme Court of India

Indian Supreme Court has rejected the plea of a Muslim student seeking permission to sport beard in a convent school. The apex court said it would not allow “Talibanisation” of this country.

World's best whiskers vie for honors

Beard Team USA nabbed four of the top honors at the World Beard and Mustache Championships. One contestant had a mustache twisted into the shape of London's Tower Bridge; others sported bushy beards that would make Grizzly Adams envious.

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