It’s officially summer, which means if you haven’t been good about taking care of your beard before, now’s the time to start. Higher temperatures and more time spent outdoors can deprive your beard of strength and moisture, leaving it with a straw-like resemblance. Which is why it’s vital for you to read Yahoo! Beauty’s article about how to keep your beard comfortable this summer.

Since you’re sure to be digging your teeth into hot dogs, chips, and various bowls of dip once the 4th of July rolls around next Monday, we’ve also included 5 tips for eating with a beard. Some of them may sound a bit wacky, but they work!

To round things out, we’re throwing in some holiday reading in the form of baseball beards, soccer beards, and metal beards.

Have a great 4th of July, and beard on!

The Zeus Team

As Jake Arrieta’s beard has grown, so has his pitching prowess – ESPN takes a look at the evolution of the Cubs pitcher’s beard and career. (ESPN)

Yours truly was featured in a Yahoo! Beauty article about how to keep your beard cool this summer. Check it out for yourself for thoughts on our beard oil plus lots of great beard care tips. (Yahoo! Beauty)

Speaking of beard care, here’s how to eat when you have a beard. (Zeus Beard Blog)

The best beards in soccer, ranked. (Mirror UK)

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: growing your beard does not mean slacking on the maintenance. Keep your mug rug in line with these 5 top-of-the-line beard trimmers. (Business Insider)

#Metalbeard: Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is sporting a new hirsute look. (Alternative Nation)