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Plastic Surgery - We've Gone Too Far

Plastic Surgery - We've Gone Too Far

Sadly, as a society, we’ve become far too relaxed with the idea of plastic surgery. The market for elective surgeries is now a multi-billion dollar business. In 2015, over 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive procedures were performed in the U.S. alone. And while we’re certainly not judging, things have admittedly gone too far. According to ResearchAmerica.org, $14 billion was spent on cosmetic surgery in 2014… an investment that could have funded the National Institute on Aging for over 11 years. Imagine that. A good skincare ritual and sun safety are your best lines of defense. Invest in efficacy-proven, antioxidant-rich creams...

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You don't Need an Interior Decorator

You don't Need an Interior Decorator

One of the great, delicious and almost soothing justices of life is money does not buy style. It’s a wonderful contradiction.  Quite often I notice when a lot is spent the result is a negative. One of the great misadventures of my life was hiring an interior decorator! It was a complete disaster. Living overseas at the time, I gave this acclaimed interior designer carte blanche to decorate my home. It was a fatal mistake. The ”designer” filled my home with faux french antiques at a price tag which almost made me vomit. When I asked for the original receipts...

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Why Don’t Women Wear Hats?

Why Don’t Women Wear Hats?

I am outrageously curious. I have been living in Perth, Australia for the last four weeks,. I am left wondering: Why don’t Aussie women embrace the sunhat? On the school run, I am there in the Global Babe strong sun hat, fully covered. The sprint from the car park to the classroom is a safe one for me, but the other mums are fully exposed to the sun. “Nice hat”, they say, in passing. “Wow I am taken back by your outfit. Where are you going?” the mummies ask. I say “Nowhere. Life’s too short not to look fabulous!” I’m wearing...

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Factor 50 Sun Cream Does Not Stop Skin Cancer

Factor 50 Sun Cream Does Not Stop Skin Cancer

Factor 50 sun cream is not a reliable way of protecting against skin cancer, according to researchers. A Cancer Research UK study found high factor sun cream can reduce DNA damage and slow the onset of malignant melanoma - but it does not offer adequate protection alone. Researchers found that even when using high factor cream, enough UV radiation got through to damage the skin's pigment cells which would increase the chance of developing the disease. During the study, mice who were predisposed to melanoma took only around 30% longer to develop cancer when coated in factor 50 suncream than...

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The first EVER Sun Hat to be validated by British Skin Foundation

The first EVER Sun Hat to be validated by British Skin Foundation

For the first time in its history, the British Skin Foundation, the leading UK organisation into skin cancer research has officially validated it’s first ever hat, and it’s the Global Babe Strong Hat. The Global Babe Strong hat carries an incredible UPF factor of 1200 + as approved by the Australian Radiation Protection Authority. To receive the UPF 1200 +, the hats underwent a vigorous test which involved constant 10 day exposure to powerful UVA and UVB rays. The results showed the strong hat material is 99.9999% resistant to the sun’s radiation.  As a result, Global Babe Strong hats are...

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