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March 6, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
A Santa Monica start-up wants to take the financial pain out of shaving. Dollar Shave Club is a new membership-only website that promises to “shave time, shave money” by sending customers a shipment of razor blades automatically every month. The company estimates that it will save members as much as $292 per year on shaving. “For a very long time people have been flummoxed by the price of brand-name razors, so they hang on to their blades for longer than they should and milk their blades,” company co-founder and Chief Executive Michael Dubin said.
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April 23, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
What's the strangest thing people do when they drive? That's the question Times transportation writer Laura Nelson asked on Twitter on Wednesday morning. She got some startling - but probably not surprising - responses: - Shaving. - Playing musical instruments. - Applying makeup. - Eating Vietnamese noodles. - Playing video games. - Reading a paperback book. In some ways, it is a perennial question in Los Angeles.
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April 23, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
What's the strangest thing people do when they drive? That's the question Times transportation writer Laura Nelson asked on Twitter on Wednesday morning. She got some startling - but probably not surprising - responses: - Shaving. - Playing musical instruments. - Applying makeup. - Eating Vietnamese noodles. - Playing video games. - Reading a paperback book. In some ways, it is a perennial question in Los Angeles.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A Colorado third-grader who shaved her head to express solidarity with a cancer-stricken friend may be exempted from a charter school's dress code that bans shaved heads. Jamie Renfro said Sunday that Caprock Academy in Grand Junction had asked her daughter, Kamryn, to stay away from campus until her hair grew back because she had violated its dress code. “We do sign that we understand and agree to the rules every year...but honestly, I never thought my 9-year-old daughter would do something so courageous, brave and selfless,” Renfro said in a public post on Facebook . She kept Kamryn at home on Monday and took her out with Delaney Clements, the 11-year-old friend who started chemotherapy last month, for the third time.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2012 | By Sandra M. Jones
Austin Winston is discovering the art of the old-fashioned shave. Each day, the 21-year-old engineering student walks into his dormitory bathroom at the Illinois Institute of Technology toting a basket of shaving supplies reminiscent of his grandfather's generation: hand-held bowl, cotton washcloth, round bar of shaving soap, double-edged safety razor, stainless-steel straightedge razor, badger-hair shaving brush and a good dose of patience....
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July 19, 1997 | Steve Harvey
A Mars voyage was very much in the news half a century ago--with the conniving of Hollywood. The man responsible was comic Fred Allen, who delivered a parody of the Burma-Shave company's roadway billboards, a series of messages at staggered intervals that imparted a humorous poem. On his syndicated radio show, Allen suggested, FREE, FREE/ A TRIP/ TO MARS/ FOR 900/ EMPTY JARS. An Appleton, Wis.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
A Santa Monica start-up wants to take the financial pain out of shaving. Dollar Shave Club is a new membership-only website that promises to "shave time, shave money" by sending customers a shipment of razor blades automatically every month. The company estimates that it will save members as much as $292 a year on shaving. "For a very long time people have been flummoxed by the price of brand-name razors, so they hang on to their blades for longer than they should and milk their blades," company co-founder and Chief Executive Michael Dubin said.
NEWS
September 30, 1999 | JEANNE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tell the truth: How many of you have ever shaved, applied makeup or changed your clothes while driving? If you've struggled to put on a clean shirt or shaved your legs while racing down the freeway, you're not alone. As dangerous and ludicrous as it may seem, a recent national survey by Farmers Insurance Group found that a surprising percentage of drivers admitted to primping, using cellular phones, changing clothes and reading behind the wheel, despite the obvious risks involved.
NEWS
May 26, 1999 | SUSAN CARPENTER
We'll wager a razor that you don't know a few of these facts about shaving, as detailed in "A Closer Shave" (Artisan, 1999), by Wallace G. Pinfold: 1. Number of hours the average American man will spend shaving in his lifetime. 2. The length of the longest mustache on record. 3. The length of the longest beard on record. 4. Reason Fidel Castro originally grew his beard. 5. The bestselling after-shave in the United States. 6. The medical term for razor burn. 7.
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June 29, 1989 | KEVIN COWHERD, Baltimore Evening Sun
There is a lot of speculation about why men seem so grouchy in the morning, but the answer is pretty obvious. You would not be in a swell mood, either, if you started each day standing in front of a mirror and raking a cold steel blade across your face and opening jagged gashes and watching the blood flow as if you had just emerged from a knife fight in an alley. The shaving ritual continues with a splash of some kerosene-like substance over the open wounds, which now burn as if someone had mistaken you for a witness in a big drug case and tossed sulfuric acid in your face to prevent damaging testimony.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
The severe weather that has hit much of the country this winter has cost the economy nearly $50 billion in lost productivity and 76,000 jobs, according to a new survey. The debilitating effects of Old Man Winter hit factory production, which last month fell the most since the Great Recession ended, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Manufacturing output dropped 0.8% in January compared with the previous month, the first decline since July and the biggest falloff since May 2009.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
American men are experiencing a facial hair free-for-all, embracing the unshaven glory of hipsters and Hollywood, and it's cutting into Procter & Gamble Co.'s bottom line. The owner of razor giant Gillette said it is "seeing a slight decline in wet shaving incidence in the U.S. right now driven by fashion," even as global sales in its grooming sector rose 3% during the quarter that ended Dec. 31, the company said Friday. Movember, the annual charity event in which participants raise awareness of prostate cancer by growing mustaches, exacerbated the national sales slide, according to P&G Chief Financial Officer Jon R. Moeller.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
ATLANTA - Ric Reitz makes movies. He helped bankroll the Matt Damon thriller "Contagion," Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" and the Robert Downey comedy "Due Date. " Reitz, an energetic 58-year-old, doesn't hang out at the Polo Lounge, red-carpet premieres or swank offices in Century City. Instead, he works out of a former cotton mill near Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home, hustling for business at Chamber of Commerce dinners and Rotary Club lunches. Recently, he was looking forward to attending a meeting of prosperous chicken farmers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By John Horn
If any of the wind gusts that factor so prominently in the sailing drama "All Is Lost" came along when writer-director J.C. Chandor was flipping through the film's screenplay, it's likely his slender manuscript would have been scattered like leaves in a hurricane. Totaling just 31 pages - most feature-length scripts run four times that long - Chandor's screenplay is succinct largely because there's virtually no dialogue. The film's sole character, played by Robert Redford, is sailing across the Indian Ocean when his boat's hull is pierced by a displaced cargo container, the ensuing flood of seawater disabling all electronics.
SPORTS
November 18, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Brian Wilson is my new hero. Not you? Still having trouble divorcing him from his time with the evil black and orange? Might want to be a tad open-minded here. My favorite story to come out of the general mangers' meetings last week had nothing to do with replay or the Masahiro Tanaka machinations, but Wilson's beard. He won't shave it off to be a Yankee. Is this great or what? The Yankees need bullpen help, and Wilson came back from elbow surgery to sign with the Dodgers and allow one earned run in 18 appearances.
SPORTS
November 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
World Series MVP David Ortiz needed encouragement to keep from shaving his beard this season. Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino struggled just to grow his. Neither of them had a problem with ridding themselves of the facial hair Monday during a charity event to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The so-called shave-off was sponsored by Gillette, which donated $100,000 to the One Fund. Bushy beards became a signature look for the champs this year after outfielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli encouraged the rest of the team to stop shaving during spring training and throughout the season.
SPORTS
June 17, 1986
A six-member jury in New Orleans unanimously declared John (Hot Rod) Williams innocent Monday on all five counts of a sports bribery scheme that caused Tulane University to abandon its men's basketball program. "Now, I feel like I can go on and do the things I want to do in life," said Williams, whose professional basketball career has been on hold for a year. "My life was in their hands." He was arrested March 26, 1985.
IMAGE
May 20, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
Since Morgan Spurlock is known for fully immersing himself in his movies - famously subsisting onMcDonald's menu items for "Super Size Me" and pounding the pavement for every last product placement dollar in "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" - it seemed only appropriate to ask the man behind"Mansome" about his go-to grooming products and tools, most of which happen to come from boutique shaving brand the Art of Shaving, which signed on to sponsor the...
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
National No Beard Day seems as good a time as any to remind the follicularly inclined that the month of November -- a.k.a. Movember -- is almost upon us. What's Movember? We're glad you asked. It's an annual charity mustache grow (in Australia, where the effort began a decade ago, that glorious growth of lip spinach is colloquially referred to as a "mo") in which men start the month completely cleanshaven and spend the next 30 days growing a 'stache (and just a 'stache) from scratch.
NEWS
October 16, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Fellows of a certain fuzziness, Friday is your chance to take it off -- take it all off -- and prune the facial forest back to baby-butt smooth for National No Beard Day. Given our fascination with all things bearded and mustachioed we're not exactly sure how this tongue in (hairy) cheek holiday managed to escape our attention in the past, though it's apparently been around for at least the last several years.  It certainly hasn't escaped the men's grooming industry, which, as of this writing, is using the faux holiday as a hook to highlight the various lotions, potions and notions available to help you unbuckle that chinstrap.
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