Odd Beauty Stories

Victoria Beckham's Bunions

Submitted by Meg Wilson on February 3, 2010 - 09:38.

The Daily Mail
reports that Victoria Beckham, age 34, has been suffering with painful bunions on her feet for five years. Bunions are a bone deformity that is most often caused by wearing high-heeled shoes.

Bunions usually form at the base of the big toe joint. A bunionectomy is the name of the surgery involved where the toe joint is cut to re-align with the toe bone.

Beckham has been spotted wearing flat shoes recently. She is apparently considering having her feet operated on. She will need to keep her feet up for six weeks after the surgery and may be confined to a wheelchair for some time. She may not be able to wear high heels for up to six months.

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A Celebrity Look-Alike Generator

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 30, 2010 - 13:10.

Do people ever tell you you look like a particular celebrity? Check out the celebrity look-alike generator. It's a fun tool for rating who looks most like a certain celebrity.

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Breakfast in Bed

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 30, 2010 - 08:46.

Here are a couple of great recipe ideas for breakfast in bed for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

The first video above shows us how to make Raspberry Chocolate Scones.


1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup All Purpose White Flour
5 tablespoons Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Baking Soda
5 tablespoons Diced Soft Butter
1 cup Cream
3/4 cup Raspberries
1/2 cup Chopped Chocolate

The second video here shows us how to make delicious and easy frittatas.

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Angelina's Video Tribute to Her Mom

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 27, 2010 - 00:23.

Angelina Jolie's mom died three years ago, at the young age of 56. On the third anniversary of her death, Angelina and her brother created this video tribute below, of them with their mom when they were very young.

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Who has the Best Legs?

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 25, 2010 - 22:30.

Who's got the best legs?

The Daily News has a slideshow of 73 photos of the world's top celebrities wearing short skirts and showing off their legs (including Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Kate Moss, Britney Spears, Chanel Iman, Lindsay Lohan etc) here.

Our vote goes to Victoria Beckham, shown first above.

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Sometimes I Feel Like a MotherLess Child

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Submitted by Adriana Rae on January 22, 2010 - 20:57.

Here's a very old scrambled video, a rendition of "Sometimes I Feel Like a MotherLess Child".

My mom died when I was twenty five years old. She was my big love and so this was a catastrophe for me. But there are so many kids who grow up motherless or without loving mothers.

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Look Younger - Grow Your Telomeres

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 20, 2010 - 11:22.

Scientists are discovering that longer telomeres will make you look younger. Telomeres are found around our chromosomes. People with longer telomeres are more successful at turning back the biological clock.

How to get longer telomeres? Key ways include eating well, not smoking, maintaining a good weight and exercising.

People with shorter telomeres age faster, are more likely to get cancer and heart disease.

The study found that people who had the lowest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids experienced the most rapid rate of telomere shortening over five years.

"Omega-3 fatty acids were associated with less telomere shortening regardless of age, smoking status or the presence of type 2 diabetes."


"There’s growing evidence that omega-3s in fish have direct effects on aging and diseases of aging. Higher blood levels and supplement use have been linked to a slowing of age-related blood vessel stiffness, cognitive decline, and macular degeneration."

Key ways to boost your telomere length include;

- eat more salmon, sardines, rainbow trout, herring and other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

- lose excess weight

- spend more time outside or take vitamin D

- be physically active (people who do 200 minutes of physical activity a week have been found to have telomeres the same length as people who are ten years younger but sedentary).

- Avoid processed meat (don't eat ham, hot dogs or lunch meats if you want longer telomere lengths).

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Mid Forties Beauty

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 16, 2010 - 15:10.

The Daily Beast has a slideshow of 20 celebrities who are all either 45 or 46 years old and who look fabulous in mid-life. Check out the photos here.

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Happiness in the New Year

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Submitted by Adriana Rae on January 4, 2010 - 00:55.

Best wishes to you for 2010.

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Why Men Shouldn't Write Advice Columns

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 11, 2009 - 13:54.

See it in larger font here.

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Cindy Crawford Wants to be a MILF?

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 8, 2009 - 15:48.

Cindy Crawford, age 43 and mother of two daughters, told the British GQ magazine that she wants to be a MILF. She said:

"I don't want to be a cougar, I want to be a milf. I hate that word cougar and what it represents. Milf is a word I absolutely love....

Age can be daunting, but you can't stop it. I know 20-year-old guys don't look at me anymore. I don't feel it like I used to.

I remember walking down streets in New York at the height of my modelling career, my hair up, and all the construction guys would go crazy. It's different now."

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Cheating on Your Spouse (and Sexual Misconduct)

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 6, 2009 - 22:12.

Tiger Woods appears to have had quite a few extramarital relationships. This would normally cause a lot of pain for a marriage partner.

But according to the ZenCast you can listen to here, sexual misconduct can mean many things, and one of them is that all his sexual partners were also guilty of causing harm.

Having sex with a married person can lead to bad karma. Have a listen to this interesting podcast here about one of the five basic Buddhist precepts; not committing sexual misconduct. (The key discussion starts at 9 minutes and 50 seconds into the podcast.)

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Promoting Yourself on Google's Street View

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 5, 2009 - 10:46.

Here's an interesting story about how to promote yourself on Google's Street View. From TechCrunch;

Can Google Street View be used as a marketing vehicle?

Nate Heagy thinks so. He went to great lengths to follow a Google Street View vehicle and anticipate its movements so that he could set up a sign in its path and start playing a guitar so that he could promote his band, Fear Salesman. Well, he is now on Google Street View. Heagy explains how he executed his bold plan:

"Last spring, . . . I hatched a plan to promote my indie band. After making a sign and keeping it in the trunk of my car for about a month I finally chanced across the google street view car. Then I had to follow it until I figured out its pattern, then get ahead of it with time to set up."

There is only one problem. His picture was taken in the middle of nowhere. Not only is it in Saskatoon (which is in Canada, for all you geography majors out there). It is on a random residential street in Saskatoon that maybe five people will ever look up. Until now, I guess.

One of the readers at TechCrunch had this funny comment...

It would be much more interesting to look at google maps if Google would just tell us their route so we all could go out and get almost famous. Then we wouldn’t have to send our kids up in balloons, sneak into the whitehouse, or sleep with Tiger.

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Virtual Lite Brite

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 5, 2009 - 10:24.

Hasbro has just released a "Virtual Lite Brite" play area on their website. Now you or your kids can wile away hours creating images out of little virtual light tubes. Check it out here.

The image shown here is the Lite-Brite Cube which sells for about $36 on Amazon.

Someone on YouTube has posted the original 1970's TV ad for LiteBrite shown below;

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Animation Video: Elin Woods Swings a Club

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 2, 2009 - 10:48.

A news station in China has gone to the unusual extent of creating an animated video to show one scenario of what may have happened between Tiger Woods and his wife last Saturday at 2:30am.

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Is Marilyn Monroe Smoking Pot in this Video?

Submitted by Meg Wilson on December 1, 2009 - 12:52.

A home video made in the 1960's allegedly shows Marilyn Monroe smoking marijuana. It's been sitting in the attic of the owner's home for the past fifty plus years. The owner asked to stay anonymous when he sold it to Keya Morgan for $275,000. Reuters was given permission to show this one minute section of the four minute video.

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iPhone Beauty Apps

Submitted by Meg Wilson on November 26, 2009 - 16:08.

Check out an interesting article about the rise of iPhone beauty apps in the New York Times today.

A Mobclix founder says;

Seven to 10 million iPhone or iTouch users have already downloaded a beauty-related app or indicated they are very interested in doing so. And we’re just starting to see big brands get involved, which will be huge...

See Download the Face of Your Dreams

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Love and Relationships

Submitted by Meg Wilson on November 12, 2009 - 19:43.

What is true love? And how can we take our relationships to the higher level? Check out some of the best YouTube videos available on this important question here.

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Knitting is Sexy?

Submitted by Meg Wilson on November 5, 2009 - 11:14.

Here's an unusual project to 'change the face of knitting'. See the video below where women talk about the meditative aspects of knitting and how it helps them feel accomplished. This project also involves a 'Knitting is Sexy' calendar. The objective is to showcase the beauty of an age-old craft.

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New - Black Barbies

Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 8, 2009 - 15:12.

Mattel has finally created a new line of barbies called the "So In Style" line featuring three black barbies of various skin tones. Each of the barbies has a little sister. See the AP story here.

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Sexy Halloween Costumes

Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 3, 2009 - 22:10.

If you are of that frame of mind to want to dress up in a sexy Halloween costume this year, here are some exceptionally good ideas.

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids 2009

Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 2, 2009 - 18:47.

The Halloween season is upon us. Check out this fab video to see some Halloweeen costume ideas for kids. Shown here are Darth Vader, Hans Solo, Anakin Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Commander Cody, Yoda, Padme Amidala and R2D2. Watch it in High Def. The original music accompanying this video is incredible!

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Madonna on Letterman

Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 1, 2009 - 09:56.

Here are some very entertaining clips from Madonna's latest appearance on the David Letterman show. She says she'd rather get run over by a train than ever marry again. Then her and Letterman go have a pizza at a pizza joint downstairs.

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Romance in Istanbul

Submitted by Meg Wilson on September 24, 2009 - 20:40.

Well, this is slightly off topic, but it's the most incredible tourism video we've ever seen. Here is a very romantic and magical view of Istanbul.

PS, wait till 0.45 seconds into the three minute video to start seeing the special effects. (The last one minute is the most stunning);

See also an iPhone app of the best 7 city tourist videos for Europe.

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Brigitte Bardot Turns 75

Submitted by Meg Wilson on September 24, 2009 - 09:25.

Brigitte Bardot turns 75 this week. Bardot was the bombshell of the 1950's and 60's. There are a couple of fun articles about how she led her life and on her unique style of beauty here and here.

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