There's a magical time in the morning between 4 and 6:30 when Jonathan Safran Foer works in quiet. It's before his sons wake up, before he takes them to school, before he goes shopping for milk and diapers -- errands in which he takes a certain pleasure.
Mickey Mouse can finally grow that goatee he's always wanted. Until now, Disney parks and resort employees had been prohibited from growing beards and goatees. Starting Friday they may do so, so long as they're a quarter-inch or shorter.
A word of warning: You might notice a few more unshaved upper lips proudly displayed by men in the next few weeks.
Rupert Murdoch says he closed News of the World because the company "had broken our trust with our readers."
Media baron Rupert Murdoch, his son James Murdoch and former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks testified Tuesday in front of a parliamentary hearing in London on phone hacking. CNN's Richard Quest, Dan Rivers and Jonathan Wald, who all attended the hearings, give their impressions.
Alison Kosik briefs us on the latest passport protocol in this "On The Go."
From how to score a cocktail to where to scatter grandma's ashes, this is your ticket to the real Magic Kingdom.
Nikki & Paul! Jen & Justin! Leonardo & Blake! The heat is on - and the clean-shaven look is out
Bank stocks have gotten beaten up lately, as more signs emerge that the economy is on a slow track to recovery.
Elmar Weisser's reindeer-themed beard emerged from a knotted and tangled field to take top honors at the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships on Sunday.
As I flick through television channels, looking at the video images of Osama bin Laden, I do not only see what the United States government wants me to see: a vain, graying, diminished man obsessed with perceptions of his image (after all, I learn from news reports, he appears to have dyed his beard).
A Belgian senator who urged her compatriots to abstain from sex to end a political deadlock says she made the comment as a joke and is surprised some have taken it seriously.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- What, you think Cal Clutterbuck hasn't heard the variation on his last name, the one you really want to call him? You think you're the first person to have thought of it, or even more laughably, that it's going to hurt his feelings?
It's that time of year again -- October -- when we crown another deserving World Champion. I'm speaking, of course, about the just-concluded World DJ Championship, which was contested among turntable wizards from 25 nations and won -- I hardly need to tell you -- by the French spinner LigOne at club KOKO in London.
Let's be honest. The San Francisco Giants' closer looks like he's expecting Johnny Depp to sail into McCovey Cove any minute and carry him off to audition for the next Pirates of the Caribbean.
The actor debuts his fresh new look on the set of his upcoming film Moneyball
Why is the actor preparing to go beardless for the first time in over a year?
The actor gets scruffy (like Pitt) for a role on Californication
If you believe the betters at Intrade, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has a 75% chance of keeping his job through the end of the year. But unless you're on the Goldman board, how do you really know? By combing through recent corporate history, we found some warning signs that a CEO is being fitted for his parachute. Here are four that might signal change is in the air.
Most people limit their gambling to March Madness pools or the occasional trip to Vegas. Celebrities, of course, tend to do everything on a grander scale. Let's take a look at some famous people and the high-profile bets on which they cashed in or lost big.
Annoyed by a French competitor's bragging, U.S. Olympic swimmer Don Schollander stalked him into the men's bathroom, then planted himself inches behind his rival -- at the urinal.
Dressing for work can be a battle, but only if you don't know what you're doing. The way you look and dress in the office makes a statement about what people can expect from you and how you feel about yourself.
It's your birthday weekend, and here's one present we hope you receive: a razor
CNN's Ivan Watson interviews two teenagers from Gaza suffering from a rare genetic intersex disorder.
Two Palestinian teenagers stroll amid the mounds of rubble left by last year's Israeli military offensive, listening to the tinny beat of a Turkish pop song playing on a cell phone.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 30. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
Most of us pick up a razor at least every couple of days, and although shaving's a little tedious, it's not too much of a hassle.
I am 41 years old and for a while now I have noticed hair growing under my chin. Is that because I might have low levels of estrogen? I know I can remove them with laser but why is this happening?
Alaskan David Traver on Saturday took the top honor at the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships.
An Alaskan beat out 300 hirsute competitors from around the globe to take the top honor at the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships on Saturday.
A nonprofit group is raising money for cancer research by shaving heads as Judy Fortin reports.
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina -- After 10 days away from this community known as "Race City USA," I was quickly reminded that I was back in NASCAR territory.
Plus, the Benjamin Button star pokes fun at pal George Clooney for copying his look
George and Brad are sporting facial hair for new movie roles, vote in our poll on your favorite
This year's eight-time gold medalist says he'll "do nothing" until February
I get why people like Dustin Pedroia. The little frame. The big swing. The in-your-face attitude. The nose-diving defense. And mostly, of course, the results. This guy is more than merely scrappy. This guy can hit. He's, like, Scrappy Plus.
The lawyer of former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic was expected to launch an appeal Friday to block his client's extradition to The Hague to face an international war crimes tribunal.
George Carlin, the influential comedian whose routines used profanity, scatology and absurdity to point out the silliness and hypocrisy of human life, has died. He was 71.
As the Adam Sandler movie is set to hit the big screen, some are wondering if "the Zohan" might be borrowing other's moves
Ancient symbols of power and virility, beards have gone hand-and-chin with computers at least as far back as the Home Brew Computer Club and the early days of Unix. Let's face it, engineers are better known for software than fashion sense, and nothing says "I have been holed up for the last month in a cubicle swilling Mountain Dew and coding in Objective-C" than stubble gone to seed.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown consulted with his Iraqi counterpart Wednesday, following the release of a video showing a British national who was kidnapped in Iraq.
Sometimes a guy just can't be bothered to grow a full beard. Just ask scruffily sexy Johnny Depp, follicly challenged Deal or No Deal's Howie Mandel or Britney Spears's latest beau, Adnan Ghalib, who sports a skinny strip on his chin. They're all walking advertisements for the soul patch – that stray patch of hair just hanging out beneath their lower lip. Better yet, look at Hulk Hogan: The wrester/reality star has been sporting his handlebar 'stache for, um, ever! Call them creative or just daring, but not every man can work that kind of facial hair. Vote for who you think wears it best.
Other than growing a beard that made him look like Rip Van Winkle in a tailored suit, how did David Letterman choose to spend the two months off from his late night show?
Here are four gadgets - recommended by readers - that will make your work life easier: A razor that saves both time and your face; a backpack that looks good in the boardroom; a projector that fits into any startup's budget and a spill-proof cup that won't damage your computer keyboard.
As its Olympic Games approach, the plight of many of the country's retired sports stars, uneducated and impoverished, is drawing attention
Daimon Shippen is soft-spoken, strong and good with kids - but his relationship with Britney Spears is purely professional, sources tell PEOPLE.
Would you come here for a second? A little closer. Okay, I'm going to ask you a question, and I want you to answer honestly. Can you see my mustache? No? You're sure? That's probably because I shaved this morning. Not with a real razor; I used one of those little femmy things that looks like an eyeliner pencil, except on one end there's a blade which, if you hold the handle right, slices off hair. Egad, now you know.
This Where Are They Now feature and others like it can be found in the July 2nd issue of Sports Illustrated.
A Kansas man appeared before a judge Thursday on charges he abducted a teenager from an Overland Park, Kansas, store parking lot and killed her.
Ah, glorious spring. Everything is in bloom, from flowers and trees to faces. The NHL remains the home of the traditional playoff beard, but some NBA players, such as Baron Davis and Rasheed Wallace, have thickened their mug rug for the postseason push. Die-hard fans, mostly of the male variety I assume, are also in on the fun, in solidarity with their teams.
Police worked Thursday to find out why a gunman wearing a fake beard shot a waiter and two volunteer police officers to death.
TO: Wayne Huizenga, Dan Rooney, Al Davis, Bill Bidwell FROM: Lang Whitaker SUBJECT: What About Me?
The FBI on Tuesday released documents showing at least 26 of the agency's employees witnessed aggressive mistreatment and harsh interrogation techniques of prisoners by other government agencies or outside contractors at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
(CNN) -- This weekend saw Toronto's annual Santa Claus Parade, one of the largest events of its kind in the world. With Christmas fast approaching, and overweight men with big beards and fur-trimmed red trousers enjoying their brief yearly window of social acceptability, we tell you everything you need to know about Santa and his festive grotto.
If you feel you've missed your shot at being a world champion (in anything), think again. There are more opportunities and ways than you might think to being top of the world.
A man suspected of shooting three New York state troopers, one fatally, has joined the likes of alleged drug traffickers, child rapists, vicious murderers and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
A gunman who fired on tourists in Jordan's capital Monday, killing one and wounding six, was probably acting alone, a Jordanian government spokesman said.
It was late January the next time we moved. It wouldn't take much to prompt a move: a helicopter overhead, wild dogs barking at night, a U.S. patrol in the vicinity.
That first day, they were spooked by how close the soldiers had come to finding me.
The Manhattan block that houses the Art of Shaving's flagship store is a preppy paradise.
For those at the fast end of the food chain, life gets more pressured and complicated every day. Phones ring. Messages pile up. Entire coming months hover in the mind, reeking with incident and thr...
For those at the fast end of the food chain, life gets more pressured and complicated every day.
The van was hot and stuffy, made even more uncomfortable by the fact CNN cameraman Adil Bradlow and I were wedged between masked gunmen in full battle gear, their index fingers tensely stroking the triggers of their AK-47 assault rifles.
THE MANHATTAN BLOCK THAT HOUSES THE ART of Shaving's flagship store is a preppy paradise. The main Brooks Brothers store is down the street, the Yale Club just around the corner. Inside the boutiqu...
Publicly blasting the United States one last time, al Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui was formally sentenced to life in prison Thursday for his role in the September 11 attacks.
A clinical psychologist who has studied Zacarias Moussaoui for the past four years told jurors at his sentencing trial Monday that the al Qaeda plotter is mentally ill.
Al-Jazeera television has broadcast a 25-second, silent videotape showing three of four hostage Christian Peacemaker activists, and said that the men asked their governments and countries in the Persian Gulf to work for their release.
Most of us will be lounging about in our PJs this morning on account of the holiday. And that makes it a perfect time to give ourselves a corporate makeover.
(CNN) -- This month Richard is on a Quest for Fear.
The company behind the new "Wallace and Gromit" film said Monday its "entire history" has been destroyed in a fire at a warehouse containing props and sets.
Michael Walchhofer won his second downhill in two days to lead an Austrian sweep of the medals.
Anthony Logistics for Men Shave Center $50 Frustrated by the dearth of high-end men's grooming supplies, Anthony Sosnick, now 35, gave up his Detroit real estate--development job in 1998 to create ...
The good news for John Kerry is that he didn't pull an Al Gore.
First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to job hunting. That's why executive coaches, career counselors and others put so much stock in "dressing for success."
I saw Saddam Hussein on TV the other morning, and, boy, he looked good.
You've seen the movie, now wear the outfit?
To the children in the neighborhood, Balbir Singh Sodhi was a nice man. He let them play with their skateboards on the fresh asphalt around his new gas station and convenience store, and he gave th...
Allan Odell was tired. He'd been on the road for days, doing door-to-door sales for his father's business. But as he drove across rural Illinois in 1925, something caught his eye: a series of roads...
The last time FORTUNE visited Gillette, the company was having a very bad beard day. In the Nov. 8, 1999, issue, Jeremy Kahn took the big G to task for its clunky sales and management structure, it...
If there's anything the modern American has enough of, it's passwords and PINs. A San Francisco company called InnoVentry is rolling out check-cashing kiosks that do away with both. How do you acce...
If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, then Jeff Manning must be feeling pretty good about himself.
Men have grappled with their beards for thousands of years, but never has a razor been hyped like the new Gillette Mach3. Having spent seven years and $1 billion to develop, make and market it, Gil...
Move over, jellied eels and Cornish pasties. British cuisine may soon include straw. SkyWay Technology, a small engineering company in the north of England, has devised a method to grind the stubbl...
While it's far from proven that electromagnetic fields are harmful, a little caution can't hurt. In addition to power lines and wiring, many devices around your home or office produce fields when t...
Bringing Mickey Mouse to France isn't proving easy. In a rush to meet an April 12 opening date for its $5 billion theme park 20 miles east of Paris, Disney is embroiled in disputes with its constru...
It seems we left a loose end dangling in last fortnight's musings. In them we put forward an arresting proposition: that politicians with mustaches may be more liberal than average. But having prop...
Who is the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate? The last time we asked this fateful question (June 19, 1989), the surprising answer was Claiborne Pell, the spaced-out aristocrat from Rhode Islan...
If you are male and suffer from stubble envy -- a disturbance characterized by a desire to have an always budding beard like TV star Don Johnson -- you may want to pick up an electric razor that we...
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