Despite the overwhelming acceptance of facial hair on the job, only 30 percent of those surveyed said they were supervised by a worker with a mustache, indicating a "facial hair ceiling" in the American workplace.
From time around the Thanksgiving table to corks popping to bring in the New Year, it is a joyous time often full of laughter, tryptophan and the spirit of giving. For 2013, the Headington family is adopting a new tradition: Movember.
In the world of facial stubble, the famous five o'clock shadow has become the nearly permanent 10 o'clock shadow, proving -- as if you needed proof at this point -- that this is the season of facial hair.
You know it's a friendship you should keep when you show up to her house 25 minutes late, toss the contents of your purse all over her sparkling clean table and announce "WAX IT ON THE COUNT OF THREE!" and she obeys.
I am not attracted to men with facial hair. It's not really a phobia, though I confess I am somewhat ambivalent about both Santa Claus and Jesus. It is all because of my childhood Pediatrician - my parents called him a baby doctor - had a mustache exactly like Adolf Hitler's.
Beards are back in fashion around the world. To be sure, beards have gone through many fashions. Just think of the handlebar mustaches of the 19th century, the clone look of the 1970s or the permanent growth fancied by the bear community. But I think this time is different.
In the late 17th century, Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ordered men to shave in order to bring Russia closer to modern Europe, and went so far as to collect a tax on beards. There is no shortage of opinion on beards today.