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How About Botox® to Boost Your Mood?

Sure, getting rid of wrinkles can make anyone smile.  A new study found that Botox® not only soothes away wrinkles, but can also trick your brain into making you feel happy. The study, which was performed by the US Association for Psychological Science, found that the wrinkle-reducing injectable actually has a positive effect on the brain as well. Forty volunteers were evaluated pre and post-Botox® injections by University of Wisconsin researchers. The volunteers then read a series of statements with … Continue reading

The Downsides of Feeling Fat

Is feeling fat just as detrimental to your quality of life as actually being fat? According to NewBeauty Magazine, people who merely think they are fat suffer a lower quality of life as compared to people who think they are a healthy weight. The study, which was administered in Germany, asked 7,000 adolescents to assess their bodies on a scale ranging from “far too thin” to “far too fat”. The subjects were also questioned about their quality of life in … Continue reading

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

A new study shows that you may not know the back of your hand just as well as you think. Scientists have recently found that the human brain contains highly distorted perceptions of the size and shape of our hands. The study, which was performed at University College London, found that most people perceive their hands to be shorter and fatter than they really are. The work could be a link to how the brain subconsciously views other parts of … Continue reading

Awake for Implants? Not a Safe Bet

A recent article in the New York Times delves into a modern cosmetic surgery technique that is somewhat controversial, and at times dangerous. The latest trend in cosmetic surgery allows patients to be awake, though highly sedated, during their procedure. In some cases, doctors will even prop patients up to approve the size of the breast implants mid-surgery. The article discusses how select doctors throughout the country are opting to use local anesthesia in conjunction with sedation as opposed to … Continue reading

The Dangers of Discount Plastic Surgery

How does ‘free’ plastic surgery sound? Or ‘$8 Botox’ injections? Well, if you have ever considered discount cosmetic surgery, think again. In many cases, you get what you pay for.  While flashy billboards promising dirt-cheap prices on plastic surgery have been popping up around the nation, consumers must realize that undergoing surgery is not like buying a used car. An article on StyleList.com investigated the dangers of discount plastic surgery and why it is so cheap. Call it clever marketing, … Continue reading

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