Melanie Mills Associated Press / Melanie Mills Surgery, wigs, tape: Stars’ red carpet secrets February 26, 2014

Surgery, wigs, tape: Stars’ red carpet secrets

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The flawless looks about to be unveiled on the Oscars red carpet have been months in the making and require an army of experts.

With perhaps the highest concentration of cameras anywhere in the world that night, plus millions of viewers keenly critiquing every outfit, Oscar’s red carpet is the ultimate runway, where designers and their muses are discovered and celebrated. Hair and makeup trends are established. New style-setting stars are crowned. And sartorial scorn is heaped upon those who make even the slightest misstep.

All that perfection takes a lot of preparation. Here’s a look at the standard steps and secret tricks that stars employ to get red carpet ready:

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The Source Womans Day / The Source 10 Things Never to Tell Yourself If You’re Trying to Slim Down February 21, 2014

10 Things Never to Tell Yourself If You’re Trying to Slim Down

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Overeating and skipping the gym aren’t the only ways to derail your weight-loss efforts: Simply telling yourself certain things could program your brain for failure. “When we consciously make negative statements about our abilities, it gets embedded in the subconscious, which can then control our behavior,” says Anandhi Narasimhan, MD, a Los Angeles–based psychiatrist. What’s even trickier: Some sabotaging self-talk doesn’t sound that harmful! Steer clear of the following common statements to get back on the right mental track.

1. “I always…” and “I never…”All-or-nothing statements, like “I always choose the unhealthiest meal at restaurants” and “I never work out as hard as I should,” cause you to do that exact behavior, says Dr. Narasimhan. You feel you can’t help yourself, so these become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Dr. Narasimhan suggests instead vowing to “get better every day at achieving my healthy diet and exercise goals.”

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Dr. Constantino Mendieta America Now / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Do You Know the Risk of Pumping Parties? February 21, 2014
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Melanie Mills Francesca Flops & Fun / Melanie Mills Glamourous with Celebrity Make-up Artist Melanie Mills February 19, 2014

Glamourous with Celebrity Make-up Artist Melanie Mills

Who doesn’t LOVE great make-up? The way you put on your make-up is so important.  Do you know celebrity make-up artist Melanie Mills?  Melanie Mills is known for her glamourous makeup and perfectly sculpted bodies on television and film.  She is the author of the amazing make-up book: Glitter and Glam.  We took a few minutes with celebrity make-up artist Melanie Mills to chat with her about some fabulous things. 

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Would you like to WIN a copy of her book? What make-up item can you NOT live without & why?  Is it mascara? Foundation perhaps?  Comment below for a chance to win a copy of her book! A winner will be chosen on Wednesday, March 5, 2014!

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Inspire Malibu Celebzster / Inspire Malibu Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Demons Revealed in Diaries February 13, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Demons Revealed in Diaries

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Demons Revealed in Diaries

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing medical treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March.

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Inspire Malibu Monsters & Critics / Inspire Malibu Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI Suspicion VIDEO February 10, 2014

Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI Suspicion VIDEO

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Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI Suspicion VIDEO

Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI Suspicion VIDEO

Actor and comedian Chris Kattan was arrested early Monday in Encino on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.

CNN reported that Kattan, 43, was taken into custody just before 2 a.m., after he collided with a Caltrans vehicle at a construction zone on the westbound 101 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers responded after a woman called 911 to report a Mercedes-Benz was weaving and driving at a slow rate of speed, the CHP said.

Kattan eventually approached the road closure, crossed a cone pattern and struck the Caltrans vehicle from behind, according to the CHP.

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Inspire Malibu Hospitals & Health Networks / Inspire Malibu Swimming Upstream to Prevent Heroin Addiction February 10, 2014

Swimming Upstream to Prevent Heroin Addiction

Hospitals leaders look to get ahead of the opioid epidemic by treating patients before they reach the emergency department.

There’s an opioid epidemic going on right now, and your hospital can either get ahead of the problem, or wait until it shows up in your emergency department.

Of course, this is nothing new. But the epidemic seems all the more profound with last week’s death of Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Reportedly, after years of sobriety, Hoffman developed a reliance on prescription pills that spiraled into a relapse of heroin use. Such instances are growing in frequency, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently took note of the trend. A rule proposed by CMS last month would impose stricter guidelines for docs, punishable by the revocation of their enrollment in Medicare for overprescribing of opioids and other drugs. (For more on overprescribing, you can also check out Emily Friedman’s provocative piece from last week’s H&HN Daily).

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Dr. A R Mohammad Celebzster / Dr. Akikur Mohammad Hollywood and Heroin: Why the intrigue? February 6, 2014

Hollywood and Heroin: Why the intrigue?

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Last year it was Cory Monteith. Now the media is focused upon the loss of the tremendously talented Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead at just 46 on Sunday after an apparent overdose.

Hoffman joins the legions of others in the spotlight who have gone too soon thanks to their penchant for drugs, namely heroin.

From Jim Morrison to John Belushi to Kurt Cobain to Philip Seymour Hoffman, why are so many incredibly talented people hooked on heroin?

We asked Addiction specialist Dr. A. R. Mohammad, M.D., who is a board-certified expert psychiatrist, an associate professor at USC’s Keck School of Medicine where he teaches addiction medicine, and is the founder and medical director of Inspire Malibu Treatment Center, to get his perspective of why stars tread into such a treacherous dark dangerous world.

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Dr. A R Mohammad Celebzster / Dr. Akikur Mohammad Understanding Why Philip Seymour Hoffman had 70 Bags of Heroin in his Possession February 5, 2014

Understanding Why Philip Seymour Hoffman had 70 Bags of Heroin in his Possession

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On Saturday at around 8pm, Philip Seymour Hoffman reportedly withdrew $1,200 in six installments to pay two men for drugs on Saturday evening at around 8pm.

At around 11am on Sunday, the 46-year-old Oscar-winner was found dead in his $10,000 a month West Village apartment with a hypodermic needle sticking out of his left arm. He was surrounded by 70 bags of heroin and 20 used syringes.

Hoffman’s descent from sobriety to drug-addled star was quick and swift.

It has been claimed that before Christmas he stopped going to AA and started frequenting the Automatic Slims bar.

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Dr. Constantino Mendieta Celebzster / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Plastic surgery nightmare: Florida mom left brain damaged, unable to walk after going under the knife February 4, 2014
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Hoffman Among Thousands of Addiction Victims

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March. A father of three with a thriving career, the Oscar winner died Sunday with a needle in his arm and baggies of what appeared to be heroin nearby. New York City medical examiners were conducting an autopsy on Hoffman’s body Monday as investigators scrutinize evidence found in his apartment, including at least four dozen plastic packets, some confirmed to have contained heroin.

His death, which came after a long period of sobriety that ended last year, “epitomizes the tragedy of drug addiction in our society,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Dr. A R Mohammad Philly.com / Dr. Akikur Mohammad Hoffman & drugs: ‘No one can be cured’ February 4, 2014

Hoffman & drugs: ‘No one can be cured’

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AS MORE details surface on the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tattle’s probably not going to be too funny today.

Hoffman’s essential problem? He could portray “The Master” in a movie but he couldn’t master his drug addiction in real life. It was an addiction for which he first sought treatment more than two decades ago.

The father of three had been sober for a long time before finding himself back in rehab as recently as 10 months ago.

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Dr. Jocelyn Speight Monsters & Critics / Dr. Joycelyn Speight National Cancer Prevention Month, African-American Cancer Rates Still Too High February 4, 2014

National Cancer Prevention Month, African-American Cancer Rates Still Too High

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Joycelyn L. Speight, M.D., Ph.D., DABR is a board certified Radiation Oncologist and Palliative Care specialist with Dual Board Certification in Radiation Oncology and Hospice and Palliative care. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, Is Cancer Preventable? 

African-Americans suffer from a higher cancer rate than the U.S. population at large, and in certain kinds of cancer — including lung, stomach, prostate, uterine, pancreas, colon and the kidney — the difference is significant.

African-American oncologist Joycelyn Speight, M.D., is working to reduce this trend by introducing the latest in advanced cancer treatments through a public awareness campaign that targets her community.

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Dr. A R Mohammad Monsters & Critics / Dr. Akikur Mohammad Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46 February 3, 2014

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46

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Lionsgate Publicity still of Philip Seymour Hoffman in the movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

 

One of our best actors has died. Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday. He was 46 years old.

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Inspire Malibu Celebzster / Inspire Malibu ‘We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil’: Family react to Seymour Hoffman’s death February 3, 2014
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Inspire Malibu Celebzster / Inspire Malibu Hollywood’s Fascination with Drugs and Addiction January 30, 2014

Hollywood’s Fascination with Drugs and Addiction

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One of this year’s hottest films is The Wolf Of Wall Street with 5 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor. The story touches on the high times of the 1980s when money and power where as addictive as the drugs these financial con-artists were using. The theme of drug use in film is not new, but is it cool to glamorize it?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), roughly 18.9 million Americans abuse drugs or alcohol each year. Because of its prevalence in society, it’s not surprising that so many movies have been made about this topic.

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Melanie Mills Monsters & Critics / Melanie Mills Beauty Spotlight: Latest in Red Carpet Essentials from Head to Toe January 30, 2014

Beauty Spotlight: Latest in Red Carpet Essentials from Head to Toe

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Beauty Spotlight: Latest In Red Carpet Essentials From Head to Toe. Anna Trebunskaya is wearing Melanie Mills’ “Uncontrollable” – Courtesy of “Glitter & Glam” by Melanie Mills.

We are now through the Grammys, SAG Awards and Golden Globes, and so far what we see is a return to high wattage looks, underscored by metallic finishes. Recently music’s biggest stars opted for nipped in waists and elegance (Daft Punk, we are not talking to you) not only in metallic gowns and accessories, but gleamed up gorgeous skin, velvety rose gold and bronze gold finishes that play up legs, faces, decolletage and arms. Hair too was perfectly lifted, glossy and teased, and we got the inside scoop on who is using what while our team attended the Grammys this year.

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The Source The Blot Magazine / The Source How About We Stop Saying “You Look Great — Have You Lost Weight?” January 23, 2014

How About We Stop Saying “You Look Great — Have You Lost Weight?”

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Should commenting on a person’s weight be off limits?

It always catches me by surprise when I run into a person I haven’t seen in a while and they comment on my physical appearance. Whether it’s a new haircut or shoes, it always astonishes me. And the weight question, to me, always seemed in a league of its own. Every time I hear the ol’ “You look great! Have you lost weight?,” I think, how dare you comment on my, or his, or her, weight?  Well, maybe I’m the oddball here, because I hear it all the time, so the line I see must be drawn in sand.

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Dr. Damon Raskin Monsters & Critics / Dr. Damon Raskin Ke$ha is Dealing with her Issues Correctly, says Weight Loss Expert January 23, 2014

Singer Ke$ha has checked in to Timberline Knolls rehab center near Chicago for issues with her weight.

TMZ reports that this is also the same place Demi Lovato went for her issues. Ke$ha reportedly is blaming producer Dr. Luke — claiming he called her a fat refrigerator. TMZ sources directly connected to Ke$ha told the website that Dr. Luke slammed the singer over the weight she had gained in her downtime post tour. Ke$ha says Luke — a huge producer who has worked with Miley Cyrus and Rihanna — began calling Ke$ha fat and urged her management team to do something about it.

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Melanie Mills Monsters & Critics / Melanie Mills Step-by-Step New Year’s Eve Beauty Routine by the Dancing With the Stars Makeup Artist January 23, 2014

New Year’s Eve is a time to dress up and celebrate – and celebrations can usually include lots of glitter and shine. But just how much shimmer equals festive versus heading into human disco ball territory?

Melanie Mills, the makeup designer for ABC’s hit show Dancing With the Stars, came up with these great makeup tips to make your Eve sparklier and more fun. Get her tips and follow her step-by-step regime below, and you’ll be ready for all those New Year’s Eve party pictures.

1. Get enough rest. In a pinch, try G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Eye Patches, which target dehydrated under eye area and reduce the appearance of fine lines, puness and fatigue (About $50, Amazon has them on sale for a limited time).

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The Source Monsters & Critics / The Source Fat Dad Skinny Dad: Super Bowl Weight Control Tips, Fantastic Recipes January 23, 2014

Fat Dad Skinny Dad: Super Bowl Weight Control Tips, Fantastic Recipes

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Fat Dad Skinny Dad: Super Bowl weight management tips, fantastic easy recipes 

NFL Super Bowl XLVIII

Sunday, February 2, 3:30 PM on FOX

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Seattle Seahawks versus Denver Broncos

Adam Silberstein, Psy. D. of The Source Health and Wellness Treatment Center, which specializes in helping people who have an unhealthy relationship with smoking or food issues, walks the talk about weight management, and was once over 300 pounds himself.

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Dr. A R Mohammad Celebzster / Dr. Akikur Mohammad Fears for Justin Bieber Intensify January 22, 2014

Fears for Justin Bieber Intensify

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His antics in 2013 landed him in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Come 2014, and once again, Justin Bieber’s behavior is again attracting negative attention.

But now there are fresh fears for the 19-year-old after sources told TMZ that Bieber is using drugs with alarming regularity and it’s making him so erratic, his people have been urging him to go to rehab.

The report alleges that he has been using sizzurp regularly and he has also been taking lots of prescription pills, including Xanax, in addition to lots of alcohol and weed.

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Dr. A R Mohammad Celebzster / Dr. Akikur Mohammad Dennis Rodman Shows Signs of Mental Issues Beyond Addiction, Says Expert January 21, 2014

Dennis Rodman Shows Signs of Mental Issues Beyond Addiction, Says Expert

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His actions in recent times, most notably his bizarre friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, have continued to dismay.

And during Dennis Rodman’s last trip to North Korea, where he led an auditorium crowd in serenading the reclusive nation’s leader with “Happy Birthday” at an exhibition game between former NBA players and a North Korean team, he caused outraged after he came close to suggesting in an expletive-littered and sometimes incoherent interview with CNN, that an American held captive in North Korea for more than a year, Kenneth Bae, was responsible for his captivity.

With Bae’s family appalled, Rodman, 52, was forced to apologize, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized an exhibition game there.

On Saturday it was revealed by his agent that upon his return to America, Rodman promptly checked into rehab to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism.

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Dr. Constantino Mendieta Huffington Post / Dr. Constantino Mendieta You Will Never Want An Illegal Butt Injection After Watching ‘Buttloads Of Pain’ (NSFW) January 17, 2014

You Will Never Want An Illegal Butt Injection After Watching ‘Buttloads Of Pain’ (NSFW)

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In describing the differences between New Yorkers and Miamians, New Times’ Kyle Munzenreider points out that the Magic City is obsessed with an ample behind:

“The ideal body type for both sexes in NYC is gangly 14-year-old boy with toothpick legs and a lollipop head. Miami, meanwhile, is all about the meatier and the curvier, whether it be the booty in a lady’s Brazilian jeans or the biceps bulging from a dude’s tank top,” he wrote. “At least our unattainable body ideal is slightly healthier.”

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Dr. Damon Raskin LA Magazine / Dr. Damon Raskin Staying Afloat January 9, 2014

Staying Afloat

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Looking back on his infamous 2011 freak-out, Charlie Sheen claimed that a drug had been responsible for the rantings and wild behavior that followed his ouster from Two and a Half Men. But it wasn’t a substance anybody had suspected. As the actor told Katie Couric, “I think I was doing too much testosterone cream.”

If Sheen did get jacked up on the hormone, he wouldn’t be the first aging Angeleno who turned to it in search of an edge. In an era when AARP members are playing muscle-bound action heroes (The Expendables 3 is coming soon), some guys will do whatever’s necessary to resist the effects of time. And pharmaceutical companies are happy to oblige.

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Melanie Mills OC Register / Melanie Mills Beauty: Get camera-ready with primer, HD powder – The Orange County Register January 8, 2014

Beauty: Get camera-ready with primer, HD powder – The Orange County Register

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During a moment in time where the 2013 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was “selfie,” it’s becoming uncomfortably clear that it’s an Instagram-, Facebook- and Twitter-verse. In the spirit of “If you can’t beat them … ,” we share makeup primers and HD powders to help you look your best when being captured forever on camera.

Emmy Award-winning, makeup artist Melanie Mills, who used to be the makeup department head for “Dancing With the Stars,” where she helped create a multitude of winning celebrity looks for the cameras, shares tips. PRIMERS “Primer is great,” Mills says. “Primers do help you look younger and better on camera. Basically, the science of primer is that it fills in pores and creates a clean canvas for the foundation to go on to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. Your face appears to be more flawless.”

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Dr. Constantino Mendieta VICE / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Buttloads of Pain – Illegal Ass Enhancements Might be America’s Next Health Epidemic January 8, 2014

Buttloads of Pain – Illegal Ass Enhancements Might be America’s Next Health Epidemic

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Ms. Banks, a dancer at the King of Diamonds strip club, showing off her massive, illegally injected ass in a backstage dressing room. All photos by Ben Rosenzweig

The horror that befell Oscarina Busse’s backside began in July 2009. The 35-year-old Floridian felt a dull but persistent itch deep in the meat of her buttocks, one that was impossible to scratch.

It wasn’t long before Oscarina noticed that her butt was changing colors—first turning purple, like a throbbing finger that had been wrapped too tightly with string, and then a cadaverous gray. From there, things got much worse. Her flesh started to crust and painfully peel off until, a few months later, the whole mess collapsed like a badly baked cake. The cheeks of her ass drooped down, loaded with a stew of poisonous goop that collected around her lower buttocks. What had once stood high and felt supple to the touch had become hot and hard and stinging. Oscarina’s derrière had transformed so much that it no longer looked like it was part of a human’s body; her five-year-old daughter mistook her fluid-filled cheeks for a poopy diaper, calling it a “full Pamper.”

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The Source Monsters & Critics / The Source Mayor Bloomberg’s E-Cigarette Indoor Ban Praised January 2, 2014

Mayor Bloomberg’s E-Cigarette Indoor Ban Praised

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Michael Bloomberg bans e-cigarettes from indoor use in NYC Picture copyright by Marco Sagliocco / PR Photos

 

Mayor Michael Bloomberg held his last bill signing Monday — while his opponents literally lit up cigarettes in the City Hall Blue Room as Bloomberg signed a ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes and other measures on his next to last day in office.

Mayor Bloomberg, by reported accounts a generous politician who paid for extras for his staff and for constituents, signed a bill on Monday banning the use of controversial and unregulated e-cigarettes indoors.

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Melanie Mills Parade / Melanie Mills Your Step-by-Step New Year’s Eve Beauty Routine by the  December 31, 2013

Your Step-by-Step New Year’s Eve Beauty Routine by the Dancing With the Stars Makeup Artist 

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New Year’s Eve is a time to dress up and celebrate – and celebrations can usually include lots of glitter and shine. But just how much shimmer equals festive versus heading into human disco ball territory?

Melanie Mills, the makeup designer for ABC’s hit show Dancing With the Stars, came up with these great makeup tips to make your Eve sparklier and more fun. Get her tips and follow her step-by-step regime below, and you’ll be ready for all those New Year’s Eve party pictures.

1. Get enough rest. In a pinch, try G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Eye Patches, which target dehydrated under eye area and reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and fatigue (About $50, Amazon has them on sale for a limited time).

2. Prep the skin with your favorite serum, moisturizer, and eye cream. Let it penetrate while you fix your hair.

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Melanie Mills Posh Beauty Blog / Melanie Mills New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial by Melanie Mills December 27, 2013

New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial by Melanie Mills

The holidays are a perfect time to try something fresh and new with your makeup. Make the perfect holiday statement with this glam makeup tutorial from Melanie Mills. Melanie Millsis an Emmy Award–winning makeup artist and one of Hollywood’s leading style-makers and beauty consultants. Melanie is also the creator of the high fashion makeup line Gleam By Melanie Mills and the author of the gorgeous beauty book Glitter & Glam.

Melanie shows this glam look on the different skin tones. “For holiday party and New Year’s makeup, I did three women: a white, black and Hispanic girl each to show what I recommend. I deepen the palette as I work on all of the women from light to deeper skin tones, but the idea and the steps are the same.”  

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The Source Monsters & Critics / The Source Diet Pills Still Kill, Weight Loss Experts Discuss ‘Quick Fix” Dangers December 23, 2013

Diet Pills Still Kill, Weight Loss Experts Discuss ‘Quick Fix” Dangers

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Remember the prescription drug combination Fen-Phen? The quick fix pill that was supposed to cure obesity?

Fen-phen was a diet product that combined fenluramine with phentermine. Fen-phen may have disappeared from store shelves back in 1997, but it hasn’t disappeared entirely. Neither has PPH and Fen-phen—and Fen-phen side effects that cause primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). The adverse health issue launched a record number of PPH class action lawsuits.

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Renee Raudman San Fernando Valley Business Journal / Renee Raudman Breathing Life Into Textbooks December 23, 2013
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Melanie Mills Monsters & Critics / Melanie Mills Holiday 2013 Finds: Gleam and Glam, Best New Glowing Skin Must Haves! December 19, 2013

Holiday 2013 Finds: Gleam and Glam, Best New Glowing Skin Must Haves!

Holiday 2013 Finds for Beauty don’t come much more amazing than American made, cruelty and paraben free cosmetic line, Gleam by Melanie Mills.

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The story of Gleam is the brainchild of one Local 706 IATSE makeup artist and single mother who had a great idea while working inside the crowded makeup trailer for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as the department head.

Every foundation that Emmy award winning makeup artist Melanie Mills used on the celebrity cast transferred onto costumes after the rigorous rehearsals, and made skin appear “flat” and lifeless on camera. Not to mention the fact that face and body makeup in the deeper ranges for stars who were Latina or African American were always “off.”  It was a vexing situation.

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The Source ABC News / The Source E-Cigarette Health Row Catches Fire December 12, 2013

E-Cigarette Health Row Catches Fire

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As New York and Chicago become the first major U.S. cities to propose tighter regulation ofelectronic cigarettes, the row over their safety has caught fire. Supporters believe the battery-operated cigarettes are a harmless alternative to tobacco smokers, while opponents say they may carry the same dangerous health effects.

 

Tom Kiklas, the president and co-founder of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, said he believes the fears about e-smoking, or “vaping,” are unfounded, and a bit misleading.

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Renee Raudman Trashy Books / Renee Raudman An Interview with Renee Raudman December 6, 2013

An Interview with Renee Raudman

This week, Sarah sits down (virtually) with Renee Raudman, audiobook narrator and romance fan. Renee has performed over 300 audiobooks in the past 7 years. We talk about performing romance, how her career acting in television and film prepared her for her current success in audiobook narration. We also discuss some of her favorite books that she’s performed, and her interactions with authors and readers.

Thanks to Renee Raudman, and her publicist Stephanie Fleitz for their time to make this happen!

Here are some of the books we discuss:

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Dr. Jamie Hernandez Monsters & Critics / Dr. Jamie Hernandez Top Tips for Skiing Injury Prevention December 4, 2013

Top Tips for Skiing Injury Prevention

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According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 144,000 snow skiing-related injuries treated in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and emergency rooms in 2010. Injuries associated with snowboarding were even greater: 148,000.

Common Ski Injuries

A wide range of injuries occur in snow skiing. Knee injuries are very common, particularly injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament. Because skiers frequently put their arms out to break a fall, shoulder injuries — such as dislocations and sprains — often occur.

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