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Before the advent of safety and electric razors, most men shaved with a straight razor. If you'd like to bring this grooming skill back from antiquity, all you need is an open razor, a damp cloth and some shaving cream. Here's how it's done.

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Beards are so hot right now. But just like an outdated movie catch phrase, their time in the sun usually wanes. Throughout the centuries, the concept of facial hair as a fashion statement has rose and fallen in hirsute waves; dropping out of favour one decade and bristling back into prominence the next. This infographic charts the fascinating history and cultural/religious significance of the beard -- from 3100 BC to the present day.