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A Beard Can Make Or Break A Look, Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Celebrity Beards

At some point or another, men will try to grow out their beards. It’s a fact of life. Many will be successful in their mission for a full beard, others will not make it very far on this quest. Either way, everyone knows that a beard really helps to change your look. With Beard Day rapidly approaching, it is time to take a look at the celebrity beards that make us swoon, envious, or both!

Gael García Bernal 

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A beard can change someone’s entire look. In Gael García Bernal’s case, it changed his face for the better (slightly, he still looks good without a beard.)

Mark Sanchez

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When the NFL quarterback debuted his new look, we were put at a standstill. “Is that you, Mark?” We thought. But alas, it seemed Sanchez was opting for a brand new look this season. We just hope he doesn’t grow that mustache as long as Yosemite Sam’s!

Danny Trejo

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The actor’s lopsided mustache ranks along with Mark Sanchez’s. We wonder what a differently style ‘stache would look like on Trejo.

Kid Cudi

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African-American and Mexican rapper has been pretty consistent through the years with his mustache beard combo.

Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa is known for his instantly recognizable beard. A lot of his characters, such as Aquaman and Khal Drogo, have been played with his signature beard. It is hands down, one of the best celebrity beards. It was devastating for fans and beard lovers to watch him shave his thick beard via a video on YouTube. But, it wasn’t all bad. Momoa publicly shaved his beard for a good cause, to raise awareness on using aluminium instead of plastic. 

Chris Hemsworth

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Almighty Thor, God of Thunder, Chris Hemsworth, knows that his facial hair is one of his greatest assets. After all, it is what makes Thor so great and recognizable. His laid-back look outside of the world of Marvel is complete with his beard.

Idris Elba

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Salt-and-pepper? Don’t mind if I do. It’s not hard to see why Idris Elba was named the sexiest man alive by People Magazine in 2018. It’s totally because of the beard, right? His beard makes him look cool, sophisticated, and mature. 

Oscar Isaac

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Oscar Isaac is an expert in growing out his facial hair. From stubble to thick, his beard has changed throughout his career. I’ve come to the conclusion that he can and will look good with any beard, no matter the thickness. 

Liam Hemsworth

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Yes, there are TWO Hemsworth’s on this list. They both look good with beards, okay? There must be something in the Hemsworth genes that give them both the ability to pull off a beard. 

Keanu Reeves 

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Keanu Reeves is one of those timeless actors that never seems to age and he has become extremely popular amongst the internet community because of it. I’m pretty sure it’s because of his beard. 

Donald Glover 

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It is true, a beard can add years to someone’s face. Donald Glover aged when he grew out his beard, but in a good way! Earlier this year, Glover stepped out of an event with a bleached beard. Although he received a lot of media attention, he proved that he can look good while having a bleached beard.

Justin Baldoni

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Look, I’m pretty sure that Jane the Virgin, was such a success because of Justin Baldoni’s beard. It’s perfect and he has proven to be able to look good, regardless of the thickness of the beard. 

Many people claim that beards are equivalent to makeup and contouring. In some sense, it’s true. If you’ve ever attempted to grow a beard or stood by as someone tried to, then you know how a face can change with facial hair that. If you’ve never tried to grow out your beard, I encourage you to do so, especially when fall is right around the corner.

No Shave November is the perfect excuse to put the razor down and see what your facial hairs can do for you. Your beard will keep your face warm during the colder months and every one will be jealous. Enjoy Beard Day by deciding to grow out your beard! You might like the new look it brings out of you. 

Mexico Feared A Woman Was Kidnapped But She Is Alive And Well, But People Are Blaming Her And WTF

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Mexico Feared A Woman Was Kidnapped But She Is Alive And Well, But People Are Blaming Her And WTF

An episode that became viral in Mexican social and broadcast media brought out the best and worst of society when it comes to responses to the current crisis that women are facing in the country. Karen, a 27-year-old mother of three, was feared kidnapped after she sent a text to her mother telling her that the cab driver of the vehicle she boarded looked suspicious.

Karen’s brother started an online hunt for her sister when the family didn’t hear from her for a few hours. The story became viral and multiple hashgtags related to the search were shared thousands of times. Karen came back the next day after a night out. So Mexico should have released a collective sigh of relief, right? Well, that wasn’t exactly the case. 

First things first: the fact that Karen was found is EXCELLENT NEWS.

The fact that Karen was alright is the best news ever. There is no way around it: yes, her mother and brother should be upset about Karen not following up her original text to say she was OK, but that is a private family affair and not something that people should get up on arms about. Yes, she was wrong to lie at her mother but that is between the two of them. This message, which plainly says that the taxi driver looks suspicious, is just like the millions of texts sent in Mexico just for some peace of mind. 

Seriously, some people were actually disappointed  that she was found alive and well, which speaks of the ideological violence against women in the country.

First of all, Karen’s brother was totally within his right to call to action when the family didn’t know Karen’s whereabouts. What they did by starting a search is what any Mexican family would do given the climate of violence against women when it comes to their health, safety, sexual independence and life. Any Mexico City family would have thought the worst.

When Karen came back home after a night out, some social media users were actually acting as if they were insulted! Like it was owed to them for Karen to actually be kidnapped or dead. This mob mentality is harmful but also a symptom of how normalized feminicide and overall physical violence towards women has become. 

The government actually went through the effort of finding security cameras that show her having fun at a bar (just like, well, any normal person.)

When Karen was found alive, the government and mainstream media disseminated a video in which Karen is seen partying at a bar. Yes, she drank. Yes, she was probably intoxicated… or not… whatever. The fact is that they went through the trouble of going through security camera footage just to lavarse las manos and blame Karen on all the chaos that was originated, and rightfully so.

If the authorities went through this much trouble every time a woman disappeared then perhaps the numbers of murdered women in Mexico each year wouldn’t be in the thousands. So let us get this straight: they solve the mystery of a woman’s whereabouts within hours when she is found alive and just in the middle of a misunderstanding originated in a lie, but there are families that even after years of searching for their loved ones have no clear answers and have to literally walk the desert for months with the hope if finding some closure. 

What sucks is that the first thing her family thought was the worst, because that IS ACTUALLY WHAT HAPPENS TO THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN MEXICO.

So was Karen’s family overreacting when they triggered a search? Absolutely not. For all they knew, Karen would have been raped, murdered, dismembered and dissolved in acid. Yes, it gets that bad, so just be happy that Karen is fine, people! Daniel, Karen’s brother, took on social media to thank those involved in the search: “Thank you all for the support, Karen Espíndola, my sister is already at home. She did not arrive in the best conditions but the investigations will continue. I really do not wish this feeling on anyone.”

But fact is that millions of Mexicans live in a constant state of anxiety because the worst is a very real possibility. As Daily Mail Australia points out: “At least 1,533 people have been kidnapped in Mexico during the first 10 months of 2019, including 152 in the month of October.”

And it gets worse, according to El Universal, at least 3,663 women were murdered in Mexico in 2018, and 2019 numbers could be even higher as it is the most violent year on record. 

Yes, People Are Tanning Their Buttholes And Here’s Why That’s Not At All A Good Idea

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Yes, People Are Tanning Their Buttholes And Here’s Why That’s Not At All A Good Idea

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People are tanning their buttholes to regulate hormones and sleep patterns, at least that’s what some practitioners say. The new trend is called “perineum sunning” where people lay down in the sun, lift their legs, spread them open, and let their genitals and anus sunbathe. The Avengers: Endgame actor Josh Brolin seemed to have some experience. He shared his story on Instagram claiming he sunburned his “pucker hole.” 

It appears that while the world has death spiraled into horrific levels of income inequality, the planet is heating up at alarming temperatures, and the president of the United States is being impeached for bribery — some people just have nothing better to do than tan their anuses. 

Josh Brolin burns his butthole in the sun. Then tells the whole world about it. 

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“Tried this perineum sunning that I’ve been hearing about and my suggestion is DO NOT do it as long as I did,” Brolin wrote on Instagram.

Perhaps the most alarming part is that Brolin is not telling his impressionable followers not to do perineum sunning, but rather to not do it as long as he did. Wow, thanks for the advice Mr. Brolin, but you did not in any way even indicate how long you did it for, so how is anyone supposed to know how long to do it for? The problem is all the more obscured by the fact that you’re still encouraging people to do it. 

“My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain. I don’t know who the fuck thought of this stupid sh– but f— you nonetheless. Seriously,” he wrote with the hashtag #blackholesun (I chuckled). 

One might ask Mr. Brolin, if his regular skin gets sunburned why would he think his “pucker hole” would be an exception? Secondly, how dare he condemn the person who thought of this “stupid sh–” and not the people dumb enough to try it. But actors aren’t historically known for being the brightest crayons in the box. 

No need for actors to worry their pretty little buttholes about things like sunscreen in the year 2019 where the sun is the literal thing that might kill all of humanity. Throw your anus in the air, wave ’em like you just don’t care. What’s the difference we’re all going to die anyway? Oh, is that not a song…

Influencers want you to heat up that perineum, baby!

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There is a viral video that contains nudity where the process of butthole tanning takes place. One of the men explains how it works. I would request some peer-reviewed research before listening to these influencers, but that’s just me, a person with neurons in their brain. 

“In a mere 30 seconds of sunlight on your butthole, you will receive more energy from this electric node than you would in an entire day being outside with your clothes on,” the man who goes by Ra of Earth says in the video. 

If I exposed my anus to the sun in this here New York City, there would be a warrant out for my arrest. I would love to see a person with melanin try this and then have to explain to law enforcement that Thanos told them to do it. 

Many of the influencers cite researching Taoism as the reason they’re all doing this. Sure, OK. 

“For the past few weeks I have included sunning my bum and yoni into my daily rising routine,” an influencer named Metaphysical Meagan wrote on Instagram

She said instead of drinking coffee she tans her genitals in the sun. I don’t think any of these people know how photosynthesis works. 

Obviously medical professionals think this is stupid as hell. 

“There is no evidence that sunbathing in this way has any effect on physical well-being,” Dr. Diana Gall of UK-based online doctor service Doctor 4 U told Insider. “Practicing mindfulness comes in many different and safer forms, and there are no extra benefits of doing this naked in the sun.” 

Getting vitamin D from the sun is great, your butthole isn’t more sun absorbent, though. Meditation is great, you don’t need to break public nudity laws in order to do so. In fact, this technique might actually be worse for you in the longterm. 

“A sustained period of doing so could lead to long term sun damage,” Chemist 4 U founder, Shamir Patel told Insider. “I would suggest that going on a long walk in the sun is much more beneficial, and if you’re in need of a boost, then taking a supplement is much more practical than perineum sunning.”

Please don’t do this. Thank you.