JAN MILLS SPAETH, Ph.D., and ROSALIND R. GREENE, J.D., are
litigation consultants with Advanced Jury Research, based in Tucson.
Working throughout the state and nationally, they assist with jury selection, witness preparation, case strategy and focus groups/mock trials.
Dr. Spaeth has published DVDs on witness preparation with the
American Bar Association. They can be reached at 520-297-4131.
Duck Dynasty full beards
to shave his beard for the chance to play with the New York
Yankees, or to get $1 million from 800razors.com.
Other people and events have unquestionably amplified the
full beard’s esteem (or its notoriety, via the occasionally controversial Duck Dynasty). Beards have taken on new attention
with the now-annual “No Shave November” (also known as
Movember, for the mustache) in support of health issues. In
2013, it was in support of cancer. In 2014, it was in support of
men’s health awareness. Even the Today Show male anchors and
staff sported beards and mustaches for the November event.
A recent World Beard and Mustache Championship was held in
Portland. With roughly 300 entrants from around the world, and
18 categories, it was a media extravaganza. As can be seen by
Michael Johnson’s whiskers (winner of the freestyle beard), the
trend was toward the extreme.
Opinions of Beards and Mustaches
Roughly 33 percent of American men sport facial hair. 1 Numerous
studies over the years have had sharply contrasting results regarding the correlation between facial hair and perceptions of character,
maturity, creativity, competence, kindness, strength, and attractiveness. These findings differ based on trends at the time of the study,