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Heads up, ladies: If you like your men facial-hair free, November is not your month. It’s the time each year when a movement known as “Movember” encourages men all over the world to sprout mustaches to raise awareness and funds for men's health initiatives -- specifically those related to prostate and testicular cancer.
Getting in on the fun this year is the beloved, be-mustached Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. To help other men achieve a mustache similar to his own enviable bush, he’s made a video that includes a sort of tutorial for other hopefuls.
"Developing my mustache required years of training," he explains in the video, posted on Today.com, but those who cannot elicit the help of Tibetan monks and Scottish herders (just watch the video) can summon the mustache gods through manly actions like smelling wood, sweating, eating raw onion...or moving out of their parents’ homes. Point is: Be a man and join the fight! It's easy!
If you know a guy who wants to give it a go, send him to www.movember.com, where he can register, raise funds and get set up to become a walking billboard for important health issues all next month.
Now that’s the kind of lip service we can all get behind.
Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.