The Telegraph reports that a bizarre new trend is sweeping England: nipple tattoos.
Yup, women who aren't satisfied with their ordinary, run-of-the-mill nipples can now sport new and improved nipples by inking them so they're darker and more defined (that's good news for women with pesky undefined nipples). The treatment is touted to create a more symmetrical look for nipples that are mismatched, or colorless.
Here's how it works. The procedure takes two hours and can cost close to $2,000 (that's for both boobs). The patient's nipples are numbed and ink that most closely matches the skin tone is applied. The effects last for about 12-18 months, and then touch-ups are recommended as, just like with any other tattoo, the ink fades over time.
Gail Proudman, a UK-based independent clinician says she sees over three clients per week. "A lot of people want their nipples made darker. It’s the fashion," she told The Telegraph. "Some
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 3:34 PM EDT
hope comes out of a terrible situation, a ray of light that makes you think everything might turn out OK.It's the kind of thing you can only
Victoria McGrath, 20, was panicked and in pain after shrapnel drilled into her legs when the bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. A man noticed and stopped to comfort her, and his kindness had such an impact on the young woman that officials felt compelled to reach out to him on her behalf.
"His name is Tyler. That's all we know. Tyler," Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick said at a press conference on Tuesday.
"Victoria very, very much wants to thank Tyler personally," Patrick added. "So if Tyler is out there listening or reading your reports, we would love to hear from Tyler so that we can connect him to Victoria."
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Dove's latest "real beauty" campaign just got grittier. No more real women laughing in their underwear or crying with happiness at the site of their image posted on a billboard in Times Square. For their latest efforts in self-actualizing beauty, the company hired an FBI sketch artist to hammer the point home: You’re beautiful.Read More »from Dove hires FBI to teach women they're beautiful
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In a two-part experiment, Dove and its agency Ogilvy hired Gil Zamora, an FBI sketch artist to draw seven women as they described themselves. The artist wasn't allowed to view the women who sat on the other side of a curtain, he could only ask them questions about what they looked like. Using the information the subjects gave him about their physical traits, he drew their portraits. The women gave descriptions such as, "I kind of have a fat, rounder face," and "I'd say I have a pretty big forehead."
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The subjects had
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 2:19 PM EDT
Do you have a bucket list, or perhaps a travel list of places and things you want to see before you die? The thing is, that list just keeps on growing and growing the more you learn about the world. In light of Earth Month/Earth Week and Earth Day (April 22), we wanted to show you just how miraculous the world we live in really is. In 1997, CNN released a list of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and there are so many more. We've pulled together our own seven to add to theirs - but it's still not enough! Click through for 7 natural wonders to see before you die! -By Nadia CarriereRead More »from The Bucket List: 7 Natural Wonders to See Before You Die
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 1:32 PM EDT
100 Most Influential People in the World" list, an annual compilation of inspiring and relevant luminaries in politics, entertainment, and fashion profiled by their industry peers. This year, among notable figures such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, and congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is pop star Christina Aguilera profiled by Celine Dion.On Thursday, Time Magazine released its tenth "Read More »from Why is Christina Aguilera on Time's '100 Most Influential People in the World' List?
Christina Aguilera. No doubt her voice is timeless but her influence? That's debatable.
For starters, Aguilera's relevancy in the music world has diminished. Her 2010 album "Bionic" was hyped to death but ultimately flopped as one of her most poorly rated albums. That was followed by the box office failure "Burlesque." In 2012, she released her seventh album, Lotus—what MTV News called her supposed "return to prominence." However, the The New York Times panned it as "unadventurous" with "bland self-help lyrics." Yet a star's influence is more about performance
- Refinery29 | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
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Sunshine, where are you? Because frankly, it's getting a bit silly now. Judging by the (even more) sour expressions (than usual) on the London Underground, this extended winter is making us miserable, prompting even the cheeriest among us to invest in an S.A.D. lamp and extend the hibernation period.
But, even if you can't control the weather, there are a few easy ways to put a spring in your step even on the dreaded morning commute. And it starts with your diet. Research has shown that the foods we eat have an impact on mood, proving you really are what you eat. Here's the sciencey bit: "Serotonin is commonly known as a 'happy hormone' produced to control our mood, emotions, and sleep," says Zoe Copsey, managing director of Lomax Food & Nutrition Planning at Lomax Bespoke Fitness, Nutrition & Wellbeing. This can be processed effectively by consumingRead More »from A Natural High: 10 Magical Foods that Make You Happy
When you're crazy-busy, something's gotta give--and often it's the healthy stuff: regular workouts, good eating habits, a decent amount of shut-eye. But actress Keri Russell has found an entirely different set of sacrifices to make--in the wardrobe and late-night-TV departments. She wears one outfit a week ("My number one style rule," she says with a laugh) and tries to turn in before her own TV series, the hit FX drama The Americans--in which she plays a KGB spy living in 1980s suburban Washington, D.C., with a husband and two kids--comes on at 10 p.m. (Go behind the scenes with Keri Russell at her cover shoot, or read an excerpt of our interview with her in the Women's Health exclusive, Keep Calm and Keri On.)Read More »from 5 Tricks to Keri Russell's Killer Bod
In order to play a tough KGB agent, Keri worked out with Avital Zeisler, a Krav Maga instructor who moonlights as a hand-to-hand combat consultant. "Working out [this way] makes you feel fierce," says Keri. "I tend to be very internal--getting on the subway and keeping my eyes
- Gretchen Rubin | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 10:53 AM EDT
I spend a lot of time thinking about questions such as, "How do we change?" "Why is it so hard to make ourselves do things that we want to do?" ( for instance, why is it so hard to make myself go to bed?) and "How can we stick to our resolutions?"
I realize now that a big challenge is clarity. Often, if there's something that I want to do, but somehow can't get myself to do, it's because I don't have clarity. This lack of clarity often arises from a feeling of ambivalence-I want to do something, but I don't want to do it; or I want one thing, but I also want something else that conflicts with it.
Here's a conflict: It's nice when my older daughter is around while she does her homework; on the other hand, it's good for her to be in her room without the distractions of family noise. So do I nudge her to go to her room, or do I let her stay in the kitchen? I can never decide.
These days, when I'm trying to get myself to pursue some course of action, I work hard to make sureRead More »from Are You Ever Paralyzed Because Two of Your Values Are in Conflict?
Two hours of Googling your stomach symptoms doesn't compare to 10 minutes of frank talk with a top G.I. doc. Step away from the Web, and read these surprising doctor tips. By Lisa Mulcahy, REDBOOK.Read More »from What Tummy Doctors Tell Their Friends
"Order the green beans on date night"
"If a friend is going out to dinner with her guy, I tell her to get a side of green beans. They're your safest veggie in terms of not causing your digestive tract distress. I also recommend chicken and fish as the proteins that won't make you gassy. For dessert, stick with a bowl of berries; raspberries and strawberries are good choices. And skip the after-dinner mint-it can increase motility through your system, which could mean too much tooting!" -Jacqueline Wolf, M.D., gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and associate professor of medicine at Harvard University
"Chill out about gluten"
"Gluten is getting a lot of attention lately, and my friends will often say, 'I know I'm allergic to gluten!' if they have any gas,
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1. Remember that you don't have the same DNA that someone else has. Some people are just naturally born with fantastic looks, enormous brains, incredibly physical acumen. Some people are natural Marilyn Monroes, like my friend Duval. Some people are naturally Steve Jobs or Conan O'Brien - they naturally operate on a higher intellectual level. And then there are...the rest of us. Who are sexy, attractive, and interesting in our own ways.
2. Remember that you may not have had the kinds of advantages others have had. Even if you've had *some* advantages, that doesn't mean you've had *all* the advantages that your friends, peers, and colleagues have had. For example, a while back, a friend of mine was beating himself up for not being more successful. "I've had every advantage in the world!" he was saying. But I pointed out to him that, okay, sure, he has a degree from an
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