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November 15, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Despite it being smack in the middle of mustache-focused Movember, when it comes to social media the 'stache is getting beaten by the beard - and by more than a whisker. That's according to the data-mining folks at at Kontera , who apparently have been tracking this very thing. Over the last nine days of October - the same period over which the World Series featuring the notably bearded Boston Red Sox played out -- the share of "consumption" (how often a term is "seen" online and via mobile and social channels)
November 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Claire Danes has gone red! The "Homeland" star publicized her latest hair hue during an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday. The Emmy-winning actress, who recently finished filming the third season of her Showtime spy thriller in Morocco, accentuated her new strawberry blond 'do with a red dress from Giambattista Valli, red coat and red Christian Louboutin pumps. Emphasis on, well, red. The formerly blond star also attended a private reception and screening of "Homeland" in New York City.
November 15, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Robert Stone has long been a big-picture novelist. "Dog Soldiers," which won a 1975 National Book Award, involves a "journalist of sorts" who tries to smuggle three kilos of heroin to Northern California from Saigon; the magnificent "Damascus Gate" (1998), meanwhile, offers a kaleidoscopic look at Jerusalem as millennial proving ground. And yet over the last 15 years or so Stone appears to have lost his way a bit, pulling back from these epic landscapes to offer stories that are narrower, even small.
November 4, 2013 | Times staff and wire reports
Some say Myron Kunin never met a business he didn't like. Others insist he never saw a piece of art he didn't like. Both are understatements. Kunin built the Regis hair salon empire from his parents' chain of department store barbershops and also built a renowned American art collection, as well as donating to museums, galleries and universities throughout the United States. Kunin died Wednesday in Minneapolis from pneumonia after battling leukemia for nearly a year, his family announced.
October 24, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Of all the potential indignities involved in being a “Hooters Girl,” who'd have guessed you could get canned for having the wrong hair color? That's what Farryn Johnson, a 25-year-old waitress, has alleged in a racial discrimination complaint against Hooters Harborplace in Baltimore, and its corporate parent, Hooters of America. Johnson was fired from the Baltimore venue, she said, because she has blond highlights. “They specifically said black women don't have blond in their hair so you need to take it out,” Johnson told Baltimore TV station WJZ. I guess Hooters has never heard of Beyonce . Or Mary J. Blige.
October 21, 2013 | By Allen J. Schaben
Hair stylist Jose Eber provided a day of hair pampering at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte for 50 female cancer patients who are in the process of growing back their hair.
October 21, 2013 | By Monte Morin
In a feat that may provide hope to men and women who suffer from hair loss, researchers said they had successfully grown hair follicles in human flesh using implanted donor cells. While rodents have the ability to regenerate lost hair, scientists have so far been unable to trigger re-growth in humans. Instead, they traditionally treat hair loss by removing hair follicles from the back of a patient's head and transplanting them to another area of the scalp. Now, in a study published Monday in the journal PNAS , researchers used lab methods to simulate the behavior of rodent cells in order to induce hair growth in human flesh.
October 9, 2013 | By Sue Horton
News stories about Janet Yellen's nomination to head the Federal Reserve have all stated one obvious fact: If confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold that position. But there's an even more significant barrier Yellen is breaching. She's a powerful woman with gray hair. In recent days her face has been everywhere. It's a pleasant face, with a half-smile and kind eyes. And it's framed by a silver bob.  A woman being appointed to a position of power isn't all that unusual.
September 30, 2013 | By Frederick N. Rasmussen
Activist attorney Leonard J. Kerpelman, best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at a Baltimore hospital of complications from a tumor. He was 88. He took on numerous often unpopular causes during his long career that ended in disbarment in 1989, in part for disrupting a judicial hearing. And he was known as a colorful figure in Baltimore, driving a 1948 Cadillac and at times jumping into public fountains.
September 28, 2013 | Dana Sullivan Kilroy
We all expect our skin to change with the decades. But who knew that time takes a toll on our tresses in much the same way? While some changes are inevitable, some are the result of the insults we hurl at our hair every day: coloring, curling, straightening, taut ponytails. Want to make the most of what you've got? A few tips: -- The 20s Your crowning glory This is as good as it gets: The 100,000-150,000 strands that cover your scalp are the healthiest they'll ever be. "Most damage at this age comes from experimentation with color and using too much heat," says Rona O'Connor, a Beverly Hills-based stylist who tends to the lush locks of celebrities, including Blake Lively and Brooke Shields.
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