The Most Stressful Job: Track the stress level of our presidents by watching their hair gray.

The Graying of a President: How Stress and Time Affect the Hue of Their ’Do  (Video)

The Graying of a President: How Stress and Time Affect the Hue of Their ’Do  (Video)

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July 9 2015 9:48 AM

How Stressful Is the Presidency?

Look no further than the graying of the First Coiffe.

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Military personnel often top lists of most stressful jobs, so how does stress take its toll on the commander in chief? This Slate investigation combed through countless pictures of President Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to reveal how time and stress gray the leader of the free world.

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