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'Slob' Mocked for Shaving on Train: 'My Life Is All Screwed Up'

Anthony Torres, caught in viral video, says he was trying to clean up after stay in a homeless shelter

(Newser) - A man mocked online after being recorded shaving at his seat on a NYC commuter train says he was just trying to clean up after days in a homeless shelter. Anthony Torres, 56, tells the AP that people judging him on social media don't appreciate his struggles. "My... More »

This Commuter Video Takes the Cake

"Somebody donate this man an electric razor!"

(Newser) - A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency's rules, the AP reports. A fellow rider on the Northeast Corridor line of New Jersey Transit took the video Thursday night and tweeted it . Some commenters... More »

Ad for Women's Razor Takes a Novel Approach

Billie claims to be first to actually show hair in advertisement

(Newser) - "The world pretends it doesn't exist. But it does. We checked." That declaration in the latest ad from Billie is talking about women's body hair, and not only is the razor company revealing body hair's presence—it's embracing it with eye-catching visuals. USA Today ... More »

This Astros Player Came to the 4th Inning Looking ... Different

Alex Bregman decided to shave his mustache right in the middle of the game

(Newser) - Hair today, gone … by the fourth inning? That's what happened with the Houston Astros' Alex Bregman Sunday during his team's game against the Kansas City Royals. MLB.com reports the third baseman got a walk in the second inning, then didn't come to the plate again... More »

How Shaving Brushes Spread Anthrax During World War I

CDC has a warning to people scooping up the antiques today

(Newser) - Anyone picking up a trendy antique shaving brush might want to check the date: Those made before 1930 or so have been linked to the spread of anthrax back in the day. In an interesting CDC study picked up by the Verge , researchers show how cheap, improperly disinfected brushes used... More »

Razor Wars Get Hairy: Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club

Gillette accuses online service of patent infringement

(Newser) - For nearly 120 years , Gillette has comfortably assumed dominance in the US shaving market. But now it's taking on an online upstart in the courts: The company filed a suit Thursday against Dollar Shave Club, trying to stop the subscription service from selling razors Gillette says infringe on a... More »

Gillette's New Razor Is for Suckers

'New York' columnist: No, we don't need a swivel hinge

(Newser) - Companies that sell simple razors on the cheap are gaining traction in the industry, but Procter & Gamble apparently thinks there's still plenty of money to be made with whiz-bang products. Witness the soon-to-launch ProGlide FlexBall, which will feature a "swiveling-ball hinge," reports the Wall Street Journal... More »

We Need to Stop Shaving, Ahem, Down There

Pubic hair is natural and shaving can be unhealthy: Emily Gibson

(Newser) - It's time to draw a Maginot Line around bikini lines and end the war on pubic hair , writes Emily Gibson in the Guardian . Whether driven by fashion, smooth-skinned celebrities, or an errant view of hygiene, it's a trend that leaves people susceptible to infections and suffering from chaffed... More »

Can Dollar Shave Club Cut Gillette?

Probably not, but investors are taking notice: WSJ

(Newser) - By now you have probably seen, laughed at, and forwarded Dollar Shave Club's debut viral video (and if you haven't, you should ). But how serious is the company as a business? The Wall Street Journal takes a look today, and concludes that the company is "surely... More »

Cop Sues After Being Forced to Shave for Obama

He has a skin condition, doctor's note

(Newser) - A recently retired Baltimore cop has sued the city and its police department for forcing him to shave ahead of a visit from then-President-elect Obama. The entire department was ordered to be “clean-shaven” for Obama’s arrival, but the officer, Anthony Brown, has a skin condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae,... More »

What's the Deal With Unshaven Women?

Role models like Mo'Nique remind girls they have a choice

(Newser) - Mo’Nique’s hairy legs during this year's awards season put personal grooming in the spotlight: Are women who skip shaving taking a stand or just grossing other people out? Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls tells the New York Times , “People assume you’re making a statement, but... More »

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