A trio of male body hair stories for your perusal.

In the first intrepid Tab reporter Bobby Palmer shaves like a woman for a week. “What I lost in body hair, he concludes, I like to think I gained in respect.”

In the second the beard question is addressed with one commentator, Professor Rob Brooks, an evolutionary biologist at the University of New South Wales, noting that “The proportion of men who grow facial hair goes up when things are politically uncertain […] When the economy tanks, beards go up. The rise of beards in western societies that were largely clean-shaven in recent years likely had some of its genesis in the 2008 global financial crisis.

In the final article, with 62% reportedly doing it, Esquire aggressively school their readers in manscaping.