TODAY | October 04, 2012
>>> time now for today's take three where we share our thoughts on topics that caught our attention. we've got a doozie for topic number one.
>> so there's a new study that says if you have a lot of hair, you're perceived as less masculine, less powerful than a man who might have less hair, might be bald or clean shaven .
>> how do you feel about that, david?
>> i'm trying to process this. i guess it makes some sense. i like people embracing the idea, you have what you have, you don't have what you don't have. own it, you know, get rid of it, if you're going to shave it close. there's action heroes , military types who are bald.
>> the matt lauer effect.
>> you spend so much time on it, on your hair.
>> it's a process, yeah.
>> it actually got me thinking, what would you look like without hair. so i just -- i think we have a shot of david -- with no hair.
>> you kind of look younger, actually. very masculine and powerful.
>> this is a study.
>> if you think i'm going to take this lying down, you're absolutely right.
>> you look very masculine like that.
>> and basically, i think what they're trying to point out that the men, by the way who have --
>> who says we're not taking this seriously?
>> men who are thinning, though, or who have the comb-over, time to get rid of that.
>> he's actually wearing a wig.
>> i think we've proven today that bald is beautiful.
>> it is beautiful.
>> nicely done!
>> there you go.
>> let's move on to take two.
>> cameron diaz just turned 40. she gave an interesting interview where she said she basically feels better at 40 than she did at 25. she says it's the first time in my life i'm content, getting older is the best part of my life. i know myself better, feel more capable, and as far as the physicality, i feel better at 40 than i did at 25. matt, you and i just had our 40th birthday. nine months ago, i'm almost 41. but i absolutely agree with that. i think at 40, i think there's a new freedom. you know who you are, you kind of know where you're going in life. you know, you're hopefully content with your situation. but in my 20s, it was all about not sure where i was or who i was.
>> what does cameron diaz have to feel bad about? she's beautiful, she's single, rich, a movie star .
>> right. i don't know.
>> but i do think it's true. i think -- i mean as a man, obviously, i think women are beautiful at 40. i do think they --
>> aredo you running for office?
>> no, 40s are fantastic.
>> even though you're not bald, you get it.
>> i'm trying to offer a little bit about what's in here.
>> i do, and i like that you're opening up and showing this side of yourself.
>> how about you, savannah?
>> i actually love 40, it's 41 i really fear. no, i'm just kidding. i really do think you feel better.
>> i think we get better as we get older.
>> our take three. boo. billions spent on halloween. can you believe it? looks like we're going to spend about $8 billion on halloween costumes and decorations. $310 million on pet costumes.
>> we spent $1 million on the bald costumes.
>> it's a fantastic holiday for kids. candy, by the way.
>> i know.
>> we're going to bring our dogs in tomorrow.
>> i know, pet parade tomorrow.