Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Avoid Gaining Weight This Winter

Does it seem like every holiday season you struggle to fight the temptation of sugar cookies, candy canes and the all powerful gingerbread house? Unfortunately, the holidays are “the season when Americans put on half of our annual weight gain.” But the news isn’t all bad. A team of Harvard researchers concluded that it’s what we choose to drink that’s the “key contributor to excessive weight gain and obesity.” So don’t drink a Starbucks 16-ounce eggnog latte (500 calories) or a cup of rich hot chocolate (13 Hershey's Kisses) and you’ll be fine this holiday season.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time even with all the food, family and presents. The holidays can magnify underlying issues and emotions. “An American Psychological Association study conducted in 2006 found that while 78 percent of respondents reported feeling often happy around the holidays, about two-thirds sometimes or often felt stressed and fatigued.” Taking some extra time to prepare yourself for this onslaught of holiday cheer can pay huge dividends instead of a lump of coal.
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Google’s not in the Holiday Mood

Google, known for extravagant holiday parties with attendees in the thousands won’t be having their usual throwdown this year. “Google has decided to scale back its holiday celebrations this year due to a global economic downturn and an ever-expanding workforce that had grown to 20,000 in October,” according to a person familiar with the matter. In previous years, Google holiday parties have included ice sculptures of the company's logo, virtual reality video game stations, karaoke booths, sushi buffets and burlesque dancers.
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Tobacco Money

Is your money in tobacco? Everyone knows smoking is hazardous to your health, shortens your life expectancy and is horrible for your skin and teeth. However, few people are aware that your state is banking on the success of the tobacco industry. Shocked? States have essentially borrowed against future payments from the tobacco industry. These payments stem from “when a collection of state attorneys general delivered a crushing blow to Big Tobacco. On Nov. 23, 1998, the nation's four largest cigarette sellers agreed to pay $200 billion over 30 years.” Now, if “Big Tobacco stumbles, states will be on the hook for these massive, billion-dollar loans.”
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Skin Cancer Drug

A new drug to combat skin cancer is close to being available to the public in Sweden. The new drug that researchers at the Örebro University in Sweden have developed is “based on the use of photo-dynamic therapy in cancer treatment. In short, this is a drug that after reorganization in the cell is activated by light, which in turn leads to chemical reactions that effectively kills cancer cells.” The development of the new drug is being carried out with the aid of advanced computer modeling – a method that has proven to be highly successful.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Britney Spears on Lockdown…Not Meltdown

Britney Spears is feeling trapped like she can’t get out. “According to Spears, who turns 27 on the same day "Circus" is released, her current, closely monitored circumstances are kind of like being in prison – or a Bill Murray movie.”
"Even when you go to jail, you know, there's the time when you're gonna get out," sighs Brit, who is legally unable to make any major decisions (her father, Jamie, remains her permanent guardian until the court says otherwise). "But in this situation, it's never-ending. It's just like 'Groundhog Day.”
Britney’s new album “Circus” is set to be released in the United States December 2, 2008.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Rare Skin Disease

Surely this is would be a great thing to hear from doctors. We’ve discovered a new disease! PS: you have it. “A new skin disease and the defective gene that causes it have been discovered by doctors at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem. Called Syndrome H, the symptoms include increased hairiness and pigmentation, but it can also harm a variety of other bodily systems."
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Monday, November 17, 2008

TRL Calling it Quits

After years of entertaining the world from a glass walled room overlooking Time Square, TRL is now calling it quits. The once iconic music video countdown show held their final show Sunday night. MTV pulled the plug on its most influential franchise “following years of declining ratings.” The TRL finale was a star filled occasion with artists Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Beyonce, and Justin Timberlake stopping by to name a few. TRL will be replaced by FNMTV.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Tyra Banks Shocked

Former supermodel and current host of The Tyra Banks Show can’t believe what is happening to teens. An anonymous survey of 10,000 teenage girls and young women provided results that will shock and scare parents. The survey was conducted over the summer on, the Web site of “The Tyra Banks Show.” The Survey found:
• On average, girls are losing their virginity at 15 years of age.
• 14 percent of teens who are having sex say they’re doing it at school.
• 52 percent of survey respondents say they do not use protection when having sex.
• One in three says she fears having a sexually transmitted disease.
• 24 percent of teens with STDs say they still have unprotected sex.
• One in five girls says she wants to be a teen mom.
• About 50 percent acknowledge that they’ve hit someone.
• One out of three teens has tried drugs.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Caffeine Benefits Skin

Caffeine can do more then just wake you up in the morning. A new study shows that “caffeine might help inhibit, and possibly even reverse, damage to skin caused by the sun.” However, don’t start downing excessive cups of Starbucks thinking that you’re preventing skin cancer. For the caffeine to have an impact, it has to be applied topically. When caffeine is applied directly to damaged skin it “blocked pre-cancerous cells from dividing and becoming skin cancer.” In the future, be on the lookout for caffeine to be included in skin products like lotions, moisturizers and sunscreens.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Don’t Forget to Wash Those Hands

This message is especially for the ladies. “A new study found that women have a greater variety of bacteria on their hands than men do.” Researchers aren't sure why women harbor a greater variety of bacteria than men, but they think it may have to do with the acidity of the skin. This is a possibility because men generally have more acidic skin than women. Other possibilities could include “differences in sweat and oil gland production between men and women, the frequency of moisturizer or cosmetics applications, skin thickness or hormone production.”
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Stem Cells

Stem cells are being found in places scientists once thought was impossible. Recent research from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet reveals completely new properties of the skin’s stem cells. “The stem cells don’t behave at all in the way we’d previously thought, and are found in unexpected places”, says Professor Rune Toftgård, one of the scientists at Karolinska Institutet responsible for the study.

“The stem cells examined by the present study are found in the skin’s hair follicles, around which the cells are able to move depending on their stage of growth. The scientists believe that their growth is governed by previously known mechanism called Hedgehog signaling.”
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sleeping Beauty

Sleep is related to beauty. Sleep deprivation is serious and can cause many problems including:
· Reduced energy, resulting in fatigue and exhaustion
· Reduced memory
· Inability to focus and respond quickly, which often leads to accidents
· Lower body immunity, often resulting in increased risk of infection, illness and disease
Between 50-70 million people suffer from sleep disorders. Sleep should “put you in a good frame of mind and induce a feeling of wellness.” Before you go to bed, prepare yourself for relaxation with April Rain Skin Science’s® Night Rainew®. Night Rainew® is so luxurious and soothing it will help you dream your wrinkles away.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Beauty Spending

What’s more important to you…food or beauty? “According to a British e-tailer, one-third of women in the U.K. would prefer to eat less than cut their beauty spending.” With a recession looming, it’s interesting to note that although people deliberately cut back spending on almost everything they tend to not cut back their spending on beauty products and services. I guess that just shows people would rather be poor and beautiful than rich and ugly.
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Latest Election Results

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