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  • Beard grooming tips from 10 guys who know best

    Discover the beard oils and balms men trust, why combing facial hair post-shower is a must, and why you should be careful eating juicy cheeseburgers in public.

  • Billy's Mullet Is the Biggest Breakout Star of Stranger Things Season 2

    Stranger Things is back. A hush has fallen over the town of Hawkins, and no one is talking about what happened last year to Will Byers.

  • 7 signs you're becoming a grumpy old man

    On Monday, Larry David’s cult comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to television after a six-year hiatus, with the misanthropic lead character – a thinly fictionalised version of David himself – joined by a new host of guest stars including Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston. Cause for three cheers? Surely a pained half-smile will suffice. For if David’s brilliant anti-sitcom has taught us anything, it’s that it’s ok to give up on false jollity, excessive professions of affection, small talk, banter, and bonhomie - being a grumpy old man is, to coin his catchphrase, pretty, pretty good.  Oh, the relief. Fiction has given us plenty of bad-tempered churls in the past: Shakespeare’s Timon, Moliere’s Alceste, Dr Seuss’s Grinch and Sesame Street’s Grouch, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as warring pensioners and most notably Richard Wilson’s Victor Meldrew. (Indeed, fans shouting Meldrew’s catchphrase “I don’t belieeeeve it!” at him turned the genial Wilson into a bit of a curmudgeon himself.) But these characters are essentially figures of fun, their misanthropy worthy of mockery, where Curb’s ‘Larry’ is a hero.  Victor Meldrew, notorious grump Credit:  Television Stills His attitudes may bring divorce, disaster and buttock-clenching social embarrassment on his head, but he perseveres, remaining honest, authentic and a stranger to false kindness. He’s taught men the world over to embrace their inner Grumpy Old Man - here are the seven ways to tell if you’re one, too: 1. You refuse to make new friends As with books, you operate a “one in, one out” policy with new pals. After all, acquiring a new acquaintance is so exhausting – so many questions to answer, so much history to go over - you’d have to cull an existing chum just to find the energy. Fortunately, at your age, inertia, irrevocable fallings-out over trivial things or death means your address book constantly winnows itself. Small mercies. Jargon buster | A rough guide to tech terminology 2. Clothes exist for function, not fashion If you are in a relationship, you long ago gave up on trying to impress your other half with your sartorial flair. If you are single, your eye will probably be drawn to someone younger, but you will be invisible to them. This is because cardigans, corduroys, and shoes that look like Cornish pasties have at some point been mysteriously sucked into your wardrobe like matter into a black hole. What’s more, you refuse to buy any new shirts until you have “worn out” the ones you own, even the ones you don’t like. 3. Technology refuses to co-operate with you You’re fine with mobile phones, e-mail, maybe even Facebook, but at the mention of Instagram or Google’s Alexa you adopt the expression of a donkey watching a card trick. You yearn for the days of four (or even three) TV channels and one remote control. And you laugh at the young people buying turntables for vinyl records because you’ve still got yours. Sorry, hipsters - we were there first time around. Bernie Sanders makes Saturday Night Live appearance with Larry David 00:38 4. You have replaced conversation with complaints If someone asks how you are you don’t say “fine”, or even stretch to “well”, but embark instead on a litany of physical ailments, imagined slights and grumbles about the state of the world (you blame Theresa May personally for the fall in the pound). Plus you can’t stand up from a seated position without emitting a loud groan, nor see a train timetable board without swearing under your breath. Inertia, irrevocable fallings-out over trivial things or death means your address book constantly winnows itself 5. Leaving the house becomes unnecessary trouble The Japanese term for staying indoors due to social withdrawal is ‘hikikomori’ - a fancy way of describing how hell, as has long been suspected, is other people. Restaurants? Too loud. Theatre? Too expensive. Music concerts? Nowhere to sit down. Even the cinema, with its endless adverts and decibel-busting popcorn munchers, has been sent to try you. Dinner parties, too, have become so exhausting that you now revert to Peter Cook’s response to any social invitation: “Oh dear, I find I’m watching television that night.” Full of beans: Britain's 30 best and buzziest coffee shops 6. You balk at the so-called evolution of language Like Larry in Curb, who excoriates people who say “LOL” instead of actually laughing, or find yourself enraged by the fact you can no longer merely order a coffee, but must instead ask for a “vanilla bullsh*t latte cappa-thing” in Starbucks, you’ve become an lingua-pedant of the highest degree. You still pointedly order “chips” anywhere that deigns to sell you “fries,” and correct people who say “upmost” instead of “utmost”. You also hate anyone who uses the rising inflection at the end of each sentence, or who preface every second word with “like”. 7.  You just don’t care Age has put things in perspective. You realise you have lived longer than most of your ancestors, enjoyed better food, healthcare, and housing, more interesting travel and a prolonged period without a world war. You can even console yourself in the face of encroaching ill health and death with the thought that all those heedless, would-be-immortal youngsters will go through this one day, too. 

  • Robert Pattinson Rocks New Buzz Cut at Deauville Film Festival

    The 31-year-old actor is being honored at the festival in France.

  • The president of France spends a shocking amount of money on makeup, and people are not pleased

    We’re not sure if it’s Maybelline, but based on his makeup budget, we do feel safe enough to say maybe Emmanuel Macron…

  • Emmanuel Macron Under Fire for Flamboyant Makeup Budget

    Makeup artist Natacha M. is said to have billed 26,000 euros for services to the French president during his first three months on the job.

  • Fashion Photographer Promotes Male Body Positivity With Diverse Photo Series

    EveryMan Project Photo Series Promotes Male Body Positivity

  • Colorado man stabbed because of his 'neo-Nazi haircut'

    Joshua Witt of Colorado was reportedly stabbed because his attacker believed him to be a neo-Nazi thanks to his haircut.

  • We Gave 5 Men Major Brow Makeovers — & This Is What Happened

    As brow trends have changed, the methods and products used to shape them have followed suit. Ahead, we tested five of the most popular brow techniques on male R29ers — each of which started with very Spartan grooming routines. Never heard of brow extensions?

  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shows off salt-and-pepper beard 

    While the WWE star-turned-actor's bare head and chest might lead fans to believe that the Rock just can't grow hair, this is apparently not true.

  • A 'Bachelorette' contestant grew a 'revenge beard' ... and ladies loved it

    Last night, Rachel saw a newly bearded Eric for the first time since letting him go months ago.

  • 6 Ways to Get Rid of Those Annoying Blackheads

    Polka dots are great for ties—not so good for your face.From Esquire

  • These Are the Most Efficient Grooming Products Money Can Buy

    Multipurpose picks save a ton of time. From Esquire

  • The Hottest Silver Foxes of Hollywood

    Like a fine wine, some heartthrobs are just better with age. From Harper's BAZAAR

  • You've probably been applying your cologne all wrong

    Fragrance is a bit of a conundrum for many. Much is misunderstood about it, and there hasn't been...

  • The Latest Facial Hair Craze Has Guys Dyeing Their Beards Tartan

    At the Piping Live! event in Glasgow, Scotland, in early August, men will be able to get the woven pattern dyed into their beards.

  • Why More Men Are Wearing Makeup to Their Weddings

    Makeup for grooms is a rising trend in the wedding industry thanks to social media and the rise of male beauty bloggers.

  • These Photos of Barbershops Around the World Capture the Bond of Brotherhood

    The barbershop has become a cultural center in communities around the world where men and young boys gather for fresh shaves and haircuts, as well as unfiltered talk on everything from politics and pop culture to learning how to tie a bow tie.

  • 'Fear the Walking Dead' Star Colman Domingo Incites Major Beard Envy

    On Fear the Walking Dead, Colman Domingo plays Victor Strand, a mysterious financial scammer with a taste for the finer things — and a well-developed lack of empathy.

  • 5 Grooming Lessons You Can Learn from Stylish Dads

    By Adam Hurly. Dads get a pass when it comes to things like dressing well. We've come to expect, even romanticize, the corporate retreat-issued baseball cap, the relaxed fit jeans, and nurse-level trainers. Remember the dad bod?