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The Newest Use for Botox Injections: A Way to Control Excessive Sweating
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The Newest Use for Botox Injections: A Way to Control Excessive Sweating

Dermatologists have discovered yet another unexpected use for Botox injections besides reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles -- it's now an effective way to control excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which an individual suffers from excessive, unpredictable sweats -- which can result in embarrassing situations, to say the least. And studies have shown that approximately one in five Americans has hyperhidrosis. According to a July 8 AZFamily.com article, a simple procedure involving Botox injections to the underarms, palms, feet or other affected areas can help control excess sweating for as long as five to nine months -- perfect for the sweltering summer months where it can feel like all you do is sweat. "Treating hyperhidrosis with botox injections...
Golden Globe Carpet Cleaner Caught Trying to Sell $250,000 Lost Diamond Ring
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Golden Globe Carpet Cleaner Caught Trying to Sell $250,000 Lost Diamond Ring

Earlier this year, jewelry-maker Lorraine Schwartz -- also known as the "jeweler to the stars" -- was more than a little upset after her $250,000 ring went missing at the Golden Globes. Schwartz had been wearing the ring, which sported a 10.62 carat yellow diamond, and said that it was possible the ring had either been stolen off her finger or had dropped off during the ceremony. Schwartz has designed engagement rings for well-known celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively and Beyonce. As it turned out, the ring had not originally been stolen. Instead, it ended up on the red carpet, where carpet cleaner Henry Bernal found it later that night. Bernal and his girlfriend, Christina Gonzales, decided to take the ring to Kevin Jewelers. The store made an offer, at which point Be...
New Research Suggests Botox Can Help Treat Depression
Fashion, Lifestyle

New Research Suggests Botox Can Help Treat Depression

A new study has revealed a new, unconventional way to treat clinical depression -- Botox injections. According to a July 11 Today Show article, Maryland dermatologist Dr. Eric Finzi, who pioneered the use of Botox for treating depression, conducted formal research that revealed more than half of patients with moderate to severe depression reported a "substantial improvement" in their mood after receiving a Botox injection. Finzi's research supports the “facial feedback theory” first proposed by Charles Darwin and William James, which suggests that our facial expressions can influence our mood, according to Today. And because Botox is a nerve inhibitor, an injection of it to one's brow can prevent the brain from responding to facial expressions associated with sadness, anger and fe...
Polarized Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes from a Variety of Ailments
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Polarized Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes from a Variety of Ailments

We all know that the sun does damage to our skin, but our eyes are not immune to the same harsh rays that make us slather ourselves in sunscreen every few hours. We take precautions to protect our skin from UV rays, but we don't always do the same for our eyes -- and we should. According to The Las Vegas Review Journal, damage to the eyes from the sun can accumulate for years before it starts making itself known through symptoms and vision loss. There are a number of ailments and maladies that we put ourselves at risk for by not protecting our eyes, according to Las Vegas optometrist Dr. Mark Lee. An obvious one is sunburn of the eye, which is referred to as photokeratitis. Unprotected eyes are also at risk for pterygium, which is a non cancerous growth on the membrane that covers the s...
New World Cup Jerseys Impress and Confound Audiences
Fashion, Sport

New World Cup Jerseys Impress and Confound Audiences

Another World Cup has kicked off, which means that there's a slew of new kits to impress, amaze, and even confound audiences worldwide. The United States and Mexico are just two countries experimenting with new looks, while several other nations keep their classic look. Though it's a fairly simple design, the U.S. team's jerseys have received a mixture of reactions. Some critics say that the block colors are reminiscent of a Domino's Pizza delivery person's uniform, while others praise the minimalistic design. “The USA jersey feels very patriotic,” said stylist and designer Estée Stanley of Los Angeles's Estée Stanley Design. “It's easy to identify the country as the US” This year's jerseys, though, simply can't be as bad as 1994's kit, which tried to invoke the purest sense of Am...
Cartier Embraces Luxury Sport Watch Trend While Staying True to Its Heritage
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Cartier Embraces Luxury Sport Watch Trend While Staying True to Its Heritage

Perhaps the most iconic maker of luxury wrist watches is embracing the latest trend of luxury sport watches, all while remaining true to its distinctive heritage. According to the Inquirer, Cartier's Calibre de Cartier -- and its new diving watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver -- features a bold, round design with "trademark Roman numerals and flanged bezel" that are hallmarks of Cartier watches. The Calibre de Cartier was first introduced in 2010, and the Calibre de Cartier Diver, unveiled in June, continues the brand's long, rich tradition of making high-quality sport watches. The Inquirer reports that the Calibre de Cartier Diver features a unidirectional bezel, glow-in-the-dark hands and dive timers and a thick crystal case that can resist water pressure at 300 meters below the...
Supermodels Use Open Flames to Singe Off Dead Ends
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Supermodels Use Open Flames to Singe Off Dead Ends

Brazilian supermodel Barbara Fialho's secret to great hair? Velaterapia--a procedure that burns off split ends with an open flame. "If I did [straightening treatments] I would lose all my hair!" Flalho explained. "They’re very strong." She's not the only one in on the secret, either. Flalho's fellow supermodels Isabeli Fontana and Alessandra Ambrosio are big fans, too. Internationally, cities like Dubai and countries like Brazil are no stranger to the weird hair technique, either. According to Sao Paolo's Laces and Hair Salon, which offers velaterapia, the three hour procedure not only gets rid of split ends, but also creates a passageway for nutrients to enter the hair. It can also eliminate the impermeability caused by brushing and other chemical treatments, which makes it easie...
More Men in the U.S. Asking for Botox Injections Than Ever Before
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More Men in the U.S. Asking for Botox Injections Than Ever Before

When most people hear the word "Botox," they immediately think of women receiving injections in order to smooth out wrinkles. While this is certainly one use of Botox, it isn't the only one. According to Four States Home Page, Botox is increasingly popular among men as well, comprising approximately 10% of patients. "Men in their 30's to 40's are most likely to indulge in the anti-aging fad," the article explains. They also cite several well known celebrity Botoxers, such as Simon Cowell, who have helped to de-stigmatize the idea of Botox for men. About 360,000 men in the U.S. get Botox injections to minimize wrinkles each year, and this number is consistently growing. Since 2011, the number of men opting for Botox has tripled, even with the average treatment costing around $400. Some p...
Old Navy Tee Features Inaccurate Map of Chicago, Social Media Overreacts
Business, Fashion

Old Navy Tee Features Inaccurate Map of Chicago, Social Media Overreacts

A new graphic tee from Old Navy features a map of old Chicago neighborhoods, but its less-than-accurate design has earned it some scorn on social media. The shirt depicts such neighborhoods as Austin and Lincoln Park as being right next to each other, when in reality they're not at all. Furthermore, it doesn't even include Pilsen, Rogers Park, or Logan Square. Worse, the shirt also features non-existent neighborhoods, too. One Twitter user, @JenniferH, tweeted a photo of the shirt with a caption that read, "most inaccurate Chicago neighborhood map ever." However, social media users do tend to blow things out of proportion. As @GSElevator once tweeted, "For every action, there's a social media overreaction." One Old Navy shopper paused to find her own neighborhood, Hyde Park, on...
Breast Implants Can Restore a Woman’s Body and Happiness
Fashion, Lifestyle

Breast Implants Can Restore a Woman’s Body and Happiness

Getting cosmetic surgery is a big decision, but Americans are happy to pay the price. They spent over 10 billion dollars on plastic surgery in 2011, but what they get in return probably can't be measured in dollar amounts. In our image obsessed world, we're becoming more and more aware of our appearance and how others may view us (think selfie culture). Much of what other people think of us -- and what we think of ourselves -- is based on what we look like, and it often isn't exactly what we want. The reasons to get breast implants vary, but it's certainly a popular choice. Since 2000, the number of American women who choose to get breast augmentation surgery has increased 45%, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In the U.S., of all plastic surgeries breast augment...