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Confronting Your Crown: Male Pattern Baldness

Men dealing with male pattern baldness have decisions to make — go with a comb-over, take medication, get hair plugs or a toupee, or do nothing at all.

When New York Times contributing editor Daniel Jones started losing his hair, he chose what he considers a "cooler alternative" — head shaving.

"Shaving your balding head," Jones wrote in a recent piece, "is like breaking up with someone before he or she can break up with you." He argues that since actors like Vin Diesel and athletes like Andre Agassi have popularized the look, the downsides are almost non-existent.

NPR's Neal Conan talks with Jones about confronting a receding hairline or thinning crown, and his piece "Making the Most of Nothing."

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