Beards Are Nothing. Beards Are Everything. Beards Contain Multitudes.Kate Dries2/06/14 11:40amFiled to: beardsscientific studiesresearchmen with beards1122EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBlame the cold winter, but men in politics are loving beards right now. From Secretary of State John Kerry to White House speech writer Cody Keenan to Press Secretary Jay Carney, those white male democrats are loving that hair on their face. But what does this all mean for the state of the union?The New Republic's Alice Robb has broken down the many studies that have been done about the how and why of beards and has come to the conclusion that beards, as we have noted before, are very complicated. They signal confidence and healthiness, are a preventative measure against skin cancer, can make a man seem more aggressive or wealthier or indicate that he'll live longer or that he's more attractive to women (or that he's not). If you're a man, a beard might get you a job, but it might also make someone at a company that makes razors lose theirs. You might even want a beard so badly you'll get a facial hair transplant because you've heard it will make you sexier.