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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.)
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.