Birchbox Man Short List: February 3

Need some talking points for your elevator rides and water cooler fill-ups? The weekly Birchbox Man Short List highlights our favorite conversation pieces from around the web. We do the browsing, you just show up and click. This week: Super Bowl scene stealers, a forthcoming "Her" soundtrack from Arcade Fire, the enduring power of the beard, and more.

The Seahawks Won the Super Bowl, but Joe Namath and Bruno Mars were the Real Talking Points

The game itself was one of the least exciting we've seen in years, but former Jets quarterback Joe Namath set Twitter ablaze with his signature fur coat—and garnered plenty of criticism from activists for the statement piece. Bruno Mars, also a man of bold fashion choices, brought serious energy and his unflappable pompadour for an electric halftime show. We're playing Unorthodox Jukebox on repeat this morning.

Arcade Fire to Release Her Soundtrack via Kottke.org

There’s no firm release date yet, but one of 2013’s best films will now get a sure-to-be stellar soundtrack from one of music’s best acts. Color us stoked.

Love isn’t an Algorithm via Harper's Bazaar

NYT “Modern Love” editor Daniel Jones and his wife decided to sign up for various dating sites, to see if the algorithms made them a match. He gives the full scoop on their experiment in Harper's Bazaar. Makes us wonder whether technology can really take the place of fate in such matters.

We’re Here, We’re Beards, Get Over It via The Telegraph

The Telegraph has declared that beards are here to stay, echoing a sentiment from Gentleman’s Tonic that men are moving beyond Movember to grow facial hair year round. Time to get some beard shampoo and tonic if you’re in it for the long haul.

From the Birchbox Magazine: My So-Called Flaws

While our female counterparts at Birchbox cover plenty of lady-specific topics, they also publish plenty of insight that's universal to both sexes. One of our recent favorites: Birchbox editor Ally shares a story about accepting the 8-inch scar she earned from a shoulder operation. It reminds us how often individuality gets mistook for flaw.

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