January 17, 2018

There have been several reports in the media of women undergoing buttock augmentation, or Brazilian butt lift (BBL), and dying shortly after the procedure.  Some of these happened after the patients sought out cheaper surgery in another country such as the Dominican Republic; others simply had industrial-grade silicone injected into their buttocks in a friend’s kitchen or in the back of a nail salon. 


These were mostly young women, many...

November 28, 2017

I didn’t come from a family where the women spent more than 5 minutes on makeup application.  Concealer? Check. Mascara? Check. Then out the door!!  In high school when girlfriends started “putting on their face” before a party or a date, I watched with wonder as they transformed their eyes with beautiful shading, or more dramatic effects with eyeliner and eyeshadow.  I’d look in the mirror, mimic their sweeps of the brush, and VOILA—no difference!  It was...

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