- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Jul 29, 2013 11:21 AM EDT | Comments
Americans are more reliant on their smart phones and laptops than ever before, but many of us are unaware of the potential harm our favorite gadgets could cause.
“As a society, we have become so dependent on these devices,” Dr. Roshini Raj says, “But the truth is, we don’t know some of the long term effects.”
Dr. Raj says that while doctors have yet to pinpoint a correlation between cell phone use and brain cancer, neuroscientists researching the case believe a link does exist.
It sounds like some scary stuff, but Dr. Raj has tips to avoid any harmful affects. First, don’t keep your phone in your pocket all day or anywhere too close to your body. Second, use speakerphone or a landline to restrict the amount time your cell is pressed against your head. Third, and most importantly, limit your child’s cell phone exposure.
“Children are particularly susceptible to any kind of radiation damage, increasing their cancer risk,” Dr. Raj says, “So for...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:37 AM EDT | Comments
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi made headlines this past spring with her dramatic post-baby weight loss, and the guy behind it all is Anthony Michael, her personal trainer and owner of Express Home Fitness.
Anthony helped the Jersey Shore star lose over 40 pounds after the birth of baby Lorenzo. But it wasn’t all about exercise, Anthony says. The biggest thing is being willing to change your diet.
“A lot of people put more stress on exercise than diet, but in reality, diet is more important,” he says. “Abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym.”
As much as people might want a quick fix for getting that six-pack, Anthony says there’s really no such thing. “The biggest misconception is that everyone thinks abdominal work like crunches are going to give you great abs,” he explains, “but that’s the farthest thing from the truth.” He added that instead of targeting a specific area, those getting in shape should focus on the body as a whole beca...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 11:05 AM EDT | Comments
Over the course of her long career, Holland Taylor has played her share of complex, dynamic, and saucy women, but her most recent project was at true labor of love. She created, wrote, and starred in Ann, the Broadway show based on the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards.
WATCH: Broadway Stage Secrets
“When Ann Richards died at just 73, I didn’t know her, but it had a big impact.” Four months after her death, Holland was driving to work at Two and a Half Men when the idea for the show came to her. “I had to pull over and the five principals of this play came to me in 15 minutes flat.”
While Holland tends to play women with big personalities, fans might not know the actress actively stays away from “too sweet” roles. “I don’t think it’s very real,” she says. “Sometimes you see scripts when there’s a mother who’s just a cliché warm, sweet mother. Well, I don’t know any of them, so I would not know how to do that.”
If her lower back tattoo is...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 10:21 AM EDT | Comments
As the executive producer and judge of Fox’s hit competition, So You Think You Can Dance Nigel Lythgoe sees world-class performances from nearly every style of dance. But, there are a few that still slightly catch him off-guard.
Ali asked Nigel about her new favorite style of dance, twerking. “There aren’t any ground rules set down yet,” he says about the new booty-bouncing dance craze. “Maybe I should study it?”
WATCH: Ali Learns to Twerk
Nigel’s already embraced some other unique moves: prancercising. He appeared in a Funny or Die video aptly titled, So You Think You Can Prance wearing a pink sweater and revealing white tights. But we won’t be seeing the style on the show anytime soon. It’s just too easy. “There isn’t much to prancercising, in truth,” he says.
What viewers will see is better and better talent from all walks of life. Nigel is committed to giving children the chance to pursue their dance dreams, especially those who might not have the resources to do so. He’s looking f...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 1:31 PM EDT | Comments
Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? If you’re sticking to the “rules,” you just might be. Andrea Syrtash and Jeff Wilser are the authors of “It’s Okay to Sleep with Him on the First Date and Every Other Rule of Dating, Debunked,” and they say avoiding the people who are usually “off-limits” might actually hurt your dating life.
“Couples have broken all of these rules, so we want to shine light on the fact that it happens and sometimes it’s the best decision you can make,” Andrea says. “If you have a connection with someone and you don’t usually feel this way, pursue it.”
Conventional wisdom may say to never date a co-worker, but the truth is 38% of the working world has dated someone in his or her office. Jeff says if you do it carefully, it can be worth the risk. “It’s less about not dating somebody at work, but rather how to do it well and not fall into bad traps.”
The authors also warn against dismissing a long-distance romance...Read More »