Bearded Baristas

I’m not sure there’s a single thing that goes together better these days than a beard and coffee. As a bearded man and a coffee lover, I can’t think of a better combination. The coffee house has a history of being a place where people can gather to discuss intellectual topics – a bearded man’s favorite pastime. Free-market capitalism versus state-run communism. String theory versus the standard model of particle physics. What is the appropriate federal interest rate given current […]

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Beard Coach : Coach Beard

Wow. We have entered some bizarro world of reversal and deception. Coach Beard? Beard Coach? WTF is going on?! I was minding my own business Googling myself on a weeknight (like we ALL do). Actually, a kid that I teach in my real life job mentioned seeing my beard on someone’s tumblr, so I was trying to figure out what was up with that. Because my tumblr presence is limited to my alter-ego as a stock trading cat. No beards whatsoever. […]

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Can’t Grow a Beard? Get A Beard Transplant

As beard coach, I receive many emails from people around the world lamenting that they can’t grow the beard they’ve always longed for. Maybe it’s too sparse, or it doesn’t link up the way they hoped it would.  These are sad stories, believe me, but the saddest of all… the ones that wet my beard with tears of compassion… are from those who can hardly sprout a handful of hairs on their chins. You can imagine my joy when I […]

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Hipster Beards Dirtier Than Toilets?

C’mon, Man!!! What the follicle is this crap?! Number one reason you don’t need to listen to this: The site is called Le BonBon.  Pretty sure there aren’t too many beard experts on staff. Number two reason: They didn’t even link to the “study” they cited as basis for the article.  About 1.5 seconds of Google searching turned up this article from the Daily Mail (a scientific powerhouse).  Again, no “study” linked.  Just some speculation from some beard-hatin’ lady. […]

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Just Let Them Grow!

Bearded Brethren – Our collective voice is needed!  The time has come for beard discrimination – Beardscrimination – to end!  My man Shane is working from his deep-seated beliefs that the hairs on a man’s face are not an indicator of his trustworthiness or his academic prowess. Brigham Young University has long held the beard in contempt for unknown reasons.  I even wrote about this ridiculousness in my Beard Manifesto (download here) waaaaaaay back in the year 2009. You can […]

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