January 2, 2010 |
Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Larry Michaels has tried everything to teach high school students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, but nothing has held their attention quite like a new computer program that shows them what they will look like after they use methamphetamine. "I've never seen the look of shock on their faces like I have with this," Michaels said shortly after several Windsor High School students this month volunteered to have their faces digitally altered to show how they would look after six months, one year and three years of meth abuse.
December 8, 2003 |
Tattoo removals, Olivia Berckley will tell you, are a pain -- physically, mentally and financially. On a recent afternoon, the 25-year-old Los Angeles women was trying not to wince as the doctor aimed a laser at the multicolored, fire-breathing dragon covering her otherwise porcelain-skinned upper arm. Within minutes, the skin surrounding the 4-by-4-inch tattoo glowed a deep sunburned red. With each rat-a-tat of the laser, a tiny dot of skin puffed up like a blister and wept a droplet of blood.
June 22, 2000 |
Whippet-thin, with silky hair, ebony eyes and soldier-straight teeth, and still 15-year-old Priya Makwana is dissatisfied with her classic good looks. How can that be? That is the point, Makwana and other teenagers told a government-sponsored Body Image Summit on Wednesday. The modern ideals of beauty and, above all, thinness--set by fashion designers, modeling agencies, advertisers and the media--are impossible to meet. "We feel we're not up to their standards," Makwana said.
March 4, 1992 |
As book signings go, this one is a bit unorthodox. "If a woman says no to sleeping with you after three dates," the author asks, "you know, TDR--the Third Date Rule--do you see her for a fourth date, or are you hesitant? How do you react as a man? . . . Why do you think guys like lingerie? It's fun for me, I think it gives me this kind of battle gear thing. . . . Does anybody know how to cha-cha? Can you show me how?"
December 5, 1993 |
The woman walked slowly on stage, wrapped in a nondescript bathrobe, clutching a handbag. She began to sing--off-key--Rodgers and Hammerstein's "If I Loved You." She fumbled a little, mumbled a lot and then said, "Heck with it," stripped off the bathrobe, dropped the handbag, and there stood a vibrant, pretty, smooth-faced woman--singing on key in a black-and-red skirt suit. With that little gouge at stereotypes, Alice P. Allyn, 82, of Colchester, Conn., brought down the house at this year's Ms.
December 8, 2003 |
Permanent makeup -- color applied to the facial skin to resemble lip liner, eyeliner or eyebrows -- is among the trickiest of tattoos to remove. Just ask the woman whose lips turned black and eyebrows yellow. The case, reported by a team of dermatologists last year in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, was an extreme example of what can go wrong when doctors use lasers to attempt to remove certain colors of tattoos, such as the reds and browns used in permanent makeup.
November 2, 1995 |
When John Stollenwerk attended a meeting of a bank board in Wisconsin recently, he was the only man in the room wearing brown business shoes. * His choice of footwear no doubt raised an eyebrow or two. In Wisconsin, cows are brown. So is chocolate. But men's dress shoes? Actually, by the time Stollenwerk attends his next board meeting, other members will probably be following in his footsteps. Stollenwerk is president of Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp. in Port Washington, Wis.
April 7, 1999 |
It was just a little item in the newspaper, on the same day 53,109 people were on their way to Dodger Stadium to see what this year's Los Angeles Dodgers looked like. According to the story, a number of Dodger players had called for a meeting with their new manager, Davey Johnson, on the eve of the 1999 baseball season's opening game, to discuss some of Johnson's new team rules.
February 25, 2001 |
In findings likely to baffle only fashion advertisers and casting directors of lousy TVshows, most Americans believe their physical attractiveness peaks around age 38. This is according to a recent survey of the American public conducted on behalf of AARP by the Roper Organization. The survey was of the population at large, not just older people.
August 19, 2003 |
Never mind the budget deficit and the energy crisis. In the most image-conscious state in the nation, Gray Davis' most serious offense may be that he has no discernable style. The eye grows weary of his endless parade of gray suits, his Mister Rogers hair, his turkey neck and his puffy eyes. "He would definitely be a candidate for some of the improvements we do," said Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Robert Kotler. "Style? What style?"