Body lotion is being used to smuggle cocaine. Narcotics police found six large jars of body lotion in the luggage of 56-year-old Jenny Pacheco after she stepped off her flight from Lima, Peru. Narcotics officer Wutthipong Phetkamnerd told reporters that mixing cocaine in lotions and creams is “a new smuggling tactic to avoid arrest” but didn’t go into detail as to how the illicit drug could be extracted from the cream.
When it comes to fitness and health, some celebrities — we’re looking at you, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, and K-Stew — say that they don’t hit the gym because they’re just genetically #blessed. Sofía Vergara said in a recent interview with Self magazine that she hits the gym so she can age like a fine wine.
Usually, when a Super Bowl ad gets banned, it’s because it was just too raunchy or controversial. For rookie GNC, which was hoping to break into the big leagues with its first commercial on the big-game broadcast, it was neither. The National Football League banned the sports nutrition and supplement company’s 30-second spot because about 3 percent of GNC’s products contain two substances that are verboten in the NFL (the league has more than 160 substances on its banned list).
Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark found that while adolescents can smell certain things just fine (like candy, ketchup, and junk food, for instance), they’re woefully unable to detect things like their own natural musk, sweat, and — perhaps worst of all — soap.
Social media got all worked up last week — not because of something that was said by our president-elect, but because Blake Lively, an actress with blond hair and blue eyes, claimed in a makeup commercial that she was part Native American.
A tight-knit fitness community in Northern California is in mourning after an avid SoulCycle fan died of meningitis late last week. Now, health officials are warning that the bacterial meningitis could have spread to hundreds of other cyclists who visited the studio. According to media reports, Sevin Philips, a therapist who lived in San Rafael and worked in San Francisco, died Saturday from meningococcal meningitis, one of the most common forms of the infection.
When you’re a breakout star attending your first Golden Globes ceremony — and when you’re up for an award as well — the pressure’s on to choose the right thing to wear. Metz, who’s nominated for her role as Kate in the NBC dramedy, teamed up with the Project Runway alumnus to get fashionably fabulous for her big night.
When parents drop their daughter off at her freshman dorm, the last thing they want to think about is the likelihood of her getting sexually assaulted on campus. But in the U.S., it’s a fact as real as finals — one in five women will have been attacked by the time they place the tassel on the other side of their mortarboard.
There’s a lot that’s been said about oral contraceptives of late that’s made the pill a pretty bitter one to swallow. Science, unhelpfully, hasn’t shed much light into the subject, because there just haven’t been enough studies on the subject that look at all aspects, whether that’s the relationship status of the woman or by having a control group of women on non-hormonal birth control.
The “Scream Queens” star spoke out on Facebook Live after reading a passage from her upcoming book, “I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice.”
Sure, Botox can help get rid of your frown lines. Science is tantalizingly close, at least according to Jason S. Reichenberg, MD, director of dermatology at the University of Texas-Austin and co-author of a study about the correlation between Botox and depression that was just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. “One of the theories about Botox treating depression is that it doesn’t make you smile, but it stops you from frowning,” Reichenberg tells Yahoo Beauty.
A new study shows that looking on the bright side can help you stay disease-free and live a longer life. It seems simple and maybe even a little starry-eyed to believe that by simply looking on the bright side of life, you can extend it. There’s science behind it — and it can do a lot more than boost your mood, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.