Last weekend, reality TV star, Holly Madison, received the “Beautiful Humanitarian Award” at the Pro Beauty Association’s North American Hairstyling Awards in Las Vegas for her charitable work with organizations such as PETA and the Animal Foundation of Las Vegas. Lighting up the red carpet, with her bright blonde strands, Holly shared some of her own beauty secrets.
Surprisingly, Holly doesn’t rely on hairstylists as much as we think. “While I love the work professional hairstylists do, I really enjoy doing my own hair,” she says. “I want to learn how to do more updos and fancy styles to keep my look fresh.” Want to know the beauty secret behind her signature platinum locks? Hair serum. “I always put serum on my hair to keep it moisturized, shiny and smelling good. Then I usually throw it in a bun or ponytail for the day until I have to get more glammed up for work,” the blonde bombshell revealed.
Do you use hair serum? Which is your favorite?
I don’t know about you but when I choose to indulge during a meal, it’s usually while eating out. Most often, I save the fish and vegetables for at-home dining and leave the cheeseburgers and french-fries for restaurant meals. And apparently, I’m not alone. In general, people tend to make healthier choice while eating at home. But why?
A study published in the July American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that people tend to prepare healthier meals when they are in a good mood at home. In turn, they feel more emotionally rewarded and are more likely to stay on track—eating healthfully. People feel most content at home and the positive emotions associated with home-cooked meals might contribute to a healthy diet, researchers say.
The results are based on 160, white, non-obese females who reported their emotional states before and after eating a meal. Findings show that emotional factors may be able to cancel out our natural preference for fatty, sugary foods. The researchers say that factors like music, dining atmosphere and cooking equipment have all been able to induce positive feelings and may be vehicles to encourage healthy eating.
If you’re a classic Lipton lover, it’s time to make the switch to a tea with benefits that are becoming too numerous to count. We’re talking about green tea, of course. Lipton even sells it now, too. So you don’t have to feel guilty about the switch.
Recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study measuring the effect of green tea intake on cholesterol found positive results. For the study, colleagues from Peking Union Medical College in Beijing went through research from 14 previous trials involving green tea and determined that participants who drank green tea had lower total cholesterol levels than those who didn’t. Now, the results weren’t big enough to suggest that we no longer need other treatments for high cholesterol (it was a decrease of about 2 percent), but every little bit helps.
For many of us, drinking coffee is as much a part of our daily routine as getting dressed. We stroll into work, clinging to a cup of Joe, ignoring the naysayers who look at us shamefully like the caffeine addicts we are. Well, a new study will have you sipping your next cup of coffee guilt-free and it may even have some of coffee’s critics joining the lines at Starbucks. According to new research, you can now savor the flavor of your favorite bean-based beverage and reduce your risk of a particular form of breast cancer at the same time!
A recent study of regular coffee drinkers compared to those who rarely consumed it revealed that those who were loyal to their daily dose of coffee had a lower incidence of breast cancer. For more specific results, researchers took it a step further and factored in lifestyle variables, such as age at menopause, family history, weight, exercise and education. These factors helped them pinpoint coffee’s specific contribution to a reduced risk of ER-negative breast cancer. While the results prove promising, it’s important to note that further research is needed to determine which specific coffee ingredients or types of coffee are most beneficial.