I am a minimalist when it comes to my skin-care routine. Dunlop, a longtime beauty editor, consultant, and connoisseur, also happens to be my friend and former coworker. Dunlop recently relocated back to our hometown in the Ozarks to open Good Skin Daya boutique featuring indie skin-care products that she personally uses and recommends based on plus years of editorial experience and research.
In a new study, both male and female subjects were able to accurately evaluate the intelligence of men simply by viewing photographs of their faces. For the study, which is published in PLoS ONE80 science students from Charles University -- 40 men and 40 women -- took an in-depth exam to gauge their IQ and were subsequently photographed with neutral face expressions. Another participants assessed the photographs, judging the subjects' attractiveness and intelligence on a scale of 1 the highest ranking to 7 lowest ranking.
People whose faces are perceived to look more "competent" are more likely to be CEOs of large, successful companies. Having a face that people deem "dominant" is a predictor of rank advancement in the military. People are more likely to invest money with people who look "trustworthy.
Some have come up with crazy things just to get noticed, and sometimes novelty overtakes utility. We've tried some unusual things in the name of beauty but there are a few products and services that are just way too impractical or absurd for us to get behind. Glitter lips have been done in editorial and fashion shoots long before Pat McGrath sold her kits.
I rarely ever stray from my usual lineup of Cetaphil cleansers and First Aid Beauty moisturizers. In fact, the only things I find myself straying away for are facemasks. Sure, my skin still glowed and I was still radiant, but for the price I assumed something life changing would happen to my skin.
I took ink fingerprints on paper cards and used a Polaroid camera for mug shots. Reports were handwritten or typed on carbon triplicates. Biological evidence could be analyzed only in terms of blood type.
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While we struggle to keep up with the latest and greatest beauty treatments, procedures and products that are constantly being released and promised to give us that Hollywood glow, some of your favourite celebrities are taking somewhat peculiar approaches to beauty and resorting to both strange and almost comical treatments that are nothing short of extreme. The time-consuming Brazilian technique literally burns away split ends and fly-aways with the use of a naked flame. People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring. The technique, which must be done on an empty stomach, is said to help improve oral health and remove toxins.
But for every trend or product that actually helps us get healthier, there are hundreds that are simply a flash-in-the-pan fad. Some may just put a big dent in your bank account with no reward, while others may actually harm you. Below, we reminisce about the most ridiculous trends that caught our eye this year — and figure out whether any of them hold good, old-fashioned, plain water.
More Absurd Research to Bother the Blind From Barbara Pierce: In the past, would-be helpful Hannahs have invented combination white canes and snow shovels for the blind, special toilet paper dispensers for the blind, red strobe lights and flashlights clipped to the cane for use at intersections, and dozens of other pointless devices. If some of these researchers have their way, the blind will become bionic people with computers and other machines poking out of every pocket and attached to every body part. After she read this article in the April 28,issue of Science Daily, she wrote the following letter to the chief researcher.