Men With Beards Don’t Have Bronchitis

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I don’t like facial hair- but that is just my opinion. Some guys look great ~ others not so much. A couple of quick points. Some men’s faces are made more symmetrical when they have a beard. And as we know from a different set of studies, symmetry is highly valued when attracting someone, so a beard might be perceived as attracting depending upon the specifics of the circumstances.

Okay that is today– what about in yesteryear when a lot of men had them? Rose Mary Sarsfield found me an article from the Carleton Place Herald in 1863- and it was pretty easy to see where they stood on the subject.

The first fear of God they issued out to the masses was that if you shaved your beard you would get a frequent occurrence of bronchitis. It was said that the beard was given to all men by the Creator…

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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