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  • Activating hair growth with a little help from the skin

    12/23/2014 12:41:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 12/22/2014 | Provided by Public Library of Science
    Restoring hair loss is a task undertaken not only by beauty practitioners. Previous studies have identified signals from the skin that help prompt new phases of hair growth. However, how different types of cells that reside in the skin communicate to activate hair growth has continued to puzzle biologists. An exciting study publishing on December 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology reveals a new way to spur hair growth. A group from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has discovered an unexpected connection—a link between the body's defense system and skin regeneration. It turns out that macrophages...
  • 5-year-old Michigan girls donate hair for children with cancer

    12/22/2014 2:13:08 PM PST · by workerbee · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/22/14
    A trio of 5-year-olds in Michigan is teaming up to help children with cancer this holiday season by donating their hair. Ava, Sari and Jenna, all friends who live in the Keego Harbor, Mich. area, went to get their locks chopped for charity without any coaxing from their parents.
  • 'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Issues Warning About Hair Dye After Having Allergic Reaction

    07/23/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    UPI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Perrette's severe allergic reaction landed her in the hospital.NCIS actress Pauley Perrette suffered a severe allergic reaction caused by her hair dye that landed her in the hospital. The 45-year-old star, who plays forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the hit show, warned her Twitter followers to be careful about hair dye allergies in order to avoid having their heads "swell up like a melon" or worse. Perrette is a natural blonde but she has been dyeing her hair for the past 20 years. "The other half of my face had become twice the size of my head," she told CBS...
  • Hairless Man Grows Full Head Of Hair In Yale Arthritis Drug Trial [YAAAAAY!}

    06/19/2014 10:36:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies ^ | June 19, 2014 11:04 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – Scientists at Yale may have discovered quite the off-label use for an FDA-approved arthritis drug. During a trial, which stretched for eight months, a 25-year-old man with almost no hair on his body grew a full head following treatment with the drug. He reported no noticeable side effects. The patient was suffering from a rare, highly visible disease known as alopecia universalis, which has no cure or approved long term treatment. The disease causes the loss of almost all body hair. According to scientists involved in the trial, the patient also grew eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial, armpit,...
  • After outcry, Hagel orders review of female hairstyle policies

    04/30/2014 1:50:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 29, 2014 | Jon Harper
    Following an outcry by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is considering changing hairstyle regulations that affect female African-American servicemembers. On Tuesday, Hagel sent a letter to lawmakers announcing that, within 30 days, each of the services will review the definitions of authorized and prohibited hairstyles contained in each of their respective policies and revise any language that might be considered offensive. Caucus members had complained that a recently updated Army regulation governing troops’ hairstyles was racist and unfairly targeted African-American women. (snip) Hagel has also ordered the services to conduct a three-month review of...
  • US Army's new grooming standards called racially biased

    03/29/2014 8:31:21 AM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 54 replies ^ | March 28 2014 | The Stream Team
    The U.S. Army is coming under fire for changes to its appearance and grooming standards, which some say discriminates against black women who wear their hair natural...Within and outside of the Army, women of color have been calling the guidelines racially biased. A White House petition has amassed more than 3,000 signatures to date requesting that the Army reconsider...Unauthorized hairstyles now include twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids that are more than a quarter-inch thick – styles commonly worn by many African-American women...Army veteran "Tonya" [name has been changed to protect identity], who has dreadlocks...
  • No Jobs for Men With 'Weird' Haircuts in Saudi

    01/21/2014 12:27:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    Saudi authorities told thousands of applicants for government jobs they would not be accepted if they wear improper clothes or have a weird haircut. The civil service ministry made the statement at its website after inviting nearly 5,000 Saudis to have tests on Sunday to take up jobs at various government offices. “The ministry stressed that those who come to the test wearing improper clothes or have weird hair cut would be barred,” Sada newspaper said, quoting the statement.
  • First-of-its-kind hair restoration method may grow follicles on bald spots

    10/22/2013 6:18:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | October 21, 2013, 6:12 PM | By Ryan Jaslow
    A cure for baldness has long eluded scientists, but a group of researchers say they have created a first-of-its kind hair restoration method that may actually get a person to grow new hair. This could be especially helpful for women, burn victims and other hair loss patients who can't be helped with traditional hair loss methods. The researchers had previously found certain cells that cause hair growth -- called dermal papilla cells -- could be harvested from rodents and transplanted back onto their skin to create new follicles. When similar methods were used to create hair on human skin samples,...
  • UK Police Called over String of 'Ginger Attacks' on Red-Haired Children

    10/18/2013 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18OCT2013 | Author Unknown
    British police say they were called after a string of attacks on red-haired pupils at a school in northern England. The issue of bullying of red-haired children periodically arises in Britain, and some commentators have attributed the phenomenon to lingering anti-Celtic prejudice.

    07/23/2013 11:28:48 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 51 replies
    Beyonce was caught in a real-life EMERGENCY on stage at her concert last night when her hair got tangled up in a stage fan -- and the crew scrambled to free the singer, MID-SONG!!!!! Queen B was performing "Halo" in Montreal when disaster struck ... but like the PRO that she is, Beyonce continued to sing during the incident, NEVER ONCE MISSING A SINGLE BEAT. Eventually, a crew member with a pair of scissors cut Beyonce free ... and she sashayed away from the devil equipment. After the show, Beyonce posted a poetic note to her fans explaining the situation...
  • 'Hairdo archaeologist' solves ancient fashion mystery

    05/27/2013 4:03:43 PM PDT · by thecodont · 19 replies
    BBC via Drudge Report / ^ | 26 May 2013 Last updated at 18:51 ET | Produced by the BBC's Peter Murtaugh
    [Janet] Stephens is a hairstyle archaeologist who specialises in recreating how women in ancient Rome and Greece wore their hair. She spoke to the BBC about a museum visit that marked the start of a long journey of discovery on which she solved a historical mystery and had her work published in an academic journal.
  • Slow-acting killer that was Saddam's favourite instrument of vengeance

    11/19/2006 11:31:47 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    On New Year’s Day in 1988, Abdullah Ali, an Iraqi businessman who had been living in London for eight years, joined three compatriots for dinner at a restaurant called Cleopatra in Notting Hill.The next morning, he was taken ill with flu-like symptoms and was admitted to hospital. There his condition rapidly deteriorated — his hair fell out, he developed excruciating skin and joint pain, and paralysis and respiratory failure began to set in. Fifteen days later he was dead — but not before he had begun to wonder whether something had been added to his vodka. He was right: the...
  • North Korean fashion, women are 'encouraged' to choose from 18 officially sanctioned hairstyles

    02/21/2013 3:30:05 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2013 | Tara Brady
    You won't see a North Korean woman sporting the Jennifer Aniston style blow-dry. That is because women are being encouraged to do their bit for the world's most conformist state - by getting a specially approved haircut. The bizarre campaign exhorts women to choose from one of 18 officially sanctioned hairstyles chosen by communist officials eager to clamp down on western influences. And judging by this display on the wall of a salon in the capital of Pyongyang, there are not many styles to choose from. With traditional Korean dress, women generally wear a straight style but with western clothes...
  • What happened to Ann Coulter?

    12/06/2012 3:10:05 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 103 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Ann Coulter used to be one of the shinning voices of the Conservative movement. She could be counted on to verbally joust and destroy liberal opponents. Suddenly she isn’t doing this. Suddenly she is saying we should give in to Obama. What has happened to Ann Coulter?
  • Ed Schultz denies reports of MSNBC replacing him

    11/14/2012 3:41:41 PM PST · by Last Dakotan · 14 replies
    Inforum ^ | 11-14-12 | Forum staff reports
    FARGO – Former Fargo radio and TV personality Ed Schultz slapped down speculation this week that MSNBC may replace him in its weekday lineup, according to media reports. The New York Times reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources, that MSNBC was considering replacing “The Ed Show” in the left-leaning cable news station’s 7 p.m. weekday time slot, opting instead for a show hosted by Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. MSNBC denied there prime-time programming changes in the works, TVNewser reported.
  • A Viagra follow-up? Drug used to treat glaucoma actually grows human hair

    10/26/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | 10-26-2012 | Staff
    If you're balding and want your hair to grow back, then here is some good news. A new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal shows how the FDA-approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, causes human hair to regrow. It's been commercially available as a way to lengthen eyelashes, but these data are the first to show that it can actually grow human hair from the scalp. "We hope this study will lead to the development of a new therapy for balding which should improve the quality of life for many people with hair loss," said Valerie Randall, a researcher involved...
  • Student lobbies for 'right to spike' hair

    09/28/2012 12:45:14 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 28, 2012
    DELAND, Fla., - A Florida high school student is petitioning for the right to wear his hair in a 16-inch-tall spiked mohawk style banned by his principal. Asher Stonesifer, a student at DeLand High School, said he is collecting signatures on a petition calling on signers to "fight for your right to spike" to convince principal Mitch Moyer to change his position on the issue, The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal reported Friday. Stonesifer, who said he has sported the style on and off since March 2011, said Moyer told him Monday he wouldn't be able to wear his mohawk in...
  • Florida teen's hair ripped out by machine in wood shop class

    09/15/2012 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Washi · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 15, 2012 | FoxNews
    A Florida school district is investigating whether a teacher violated safety procedures after a student's hair was ripped out by a wood shop machine, reported. Deltona High School senior Kayla Carrera, 17, was in wood shop class when her long brown hair got stuck in a drill press machine.
  • Only In Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren Supporters Debate Her Hair, Glasses, And Image

    09/15/2012 3:33:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    WBUR ^ | 9/15/12 | Todd Domke
    Only In Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren Supporters Debate Her Hair, Glasses, And ImageBy Todd Domke September 15, 2012 Please check your U.S. history textbook. Has there ever been such impassioned debate among campaign activists over their candidate’s image? If you haven’t noticed, commentaries and reader comments at WBUR and in other media have generated a great controversy: Some supporters of Elizabeth Warren think she needs a makeover and others believe she’s wonderful as she is. Dan Payne, my Democratic counterpart, brought this simmering disagreement to a boil when he wrote a commentary, “What’s Wrong With The Warren Campaign?” Dan offered a...
  • Anderson Cooper: Wasserman Schultz Living in ‘Alternate Universe’ Regarding Dem Platform Change

    09/09/2012 8:26:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 5, 2012
    After the ugly scene that played out on the floor of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday, during which the Democratic Party amended their platform to reinstate “God” and mention that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, CNN’s Anderson Cooper went to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her reaction to the entire ordeal. But after she spoke, Cooper determined she was living in an “alternate universe.” CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked Wasserman Schultz on the convention floor how she felt as one of “the most prominent Jewish lawmakers” when she learned that any mention of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel...
  • Mom says she filed complaint against judge over daughter’s ponytail-cutting sentence

    06/25/2012 10:32:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies ^ | June 25, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Johansen ordered Bruno's daughter, Kaytlen Lopan, to serve 30 days in detention and perform 276 hours of community service for cutting off a 3-year-old's hair... Lopan and her 11-year-old friend "endeared themselves" to the 3-year-old girl at McDonald's in Price, then used scissors to "cut several inches of hair from the little girl's head."... Johansen offered to reduce the sentence to 126 hours of community service if her Bruno cut off her daughter's ponytail in the courtroom.
  • The Hair Club For Liberals

    05/09/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Another Genetic Quirk of the Solomon Islands: Blond Hair

    05/04/2012 7:46:30 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 May 2012 | SINDYA N. BHANOO
    In the Solomon Islands, about 10 percent of the dark-skinned indigenous people have strikingly blond hair. Some islanders theorize that the coloring could be a result of excess sun exposure, or a diet rich in fish. Another explanation is that the blondness was inherited from distant ancestors — European traders and explorers who came to the islands. But that’s not the case, researchers now report. The gene variant responsible for blond hair in the islanders is distinctly different from the gene that causes blond hair in Europeans. “For me it breaks down any kind of simple notions you might have...
  • Blago's barber blabs: Hair is dyed, will soon go gray (you can't CAPTION this?)

    03/21/2012 8:02:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Stl Today ^ | 3/21/12
    Blago's barber blabs: Hair is dyed, will soon go grayPosted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:29 pm **SNIP** Vodovoz says Blagojevich's dark-brown dye will fade quickly and could be as gray as talk-show host Jay Leno's hair within three months. When he was governor, Blagojevich was so obsessive about his hair he had a security official carry a brush.
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's new hairstyle

    01/07/2012 4:23:56 PM PST · by Jacvin · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/7/2012 | Jack Furnari
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz's hairstyle may not be the most important topic being discussed in the country right now, but many think it's a conversation worth having. Even Democrats I know have snickered to me, "When is she going to do something with that hair?" On Twitter, one can follow the snarky remarks made by DWSHair, a Twitter persona allegedly created by Wasserman Schultz's actual hair. Not being an expert on hairdos myself, I consulted with BPR's crack advisory board of celebrity hairstylists to find poor Debbie a new do. Please vote for your favorite new hairstyle in the comments section...
  • Jon Huntsman obeys his wife on crucial hair-products issue

    10/27/2011 9:54:02 AM PDT · by martosko · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman doesn’t color his salt-and-pepper hair, but admits his wife buys him plenty of hair products from the local Aveda Institute to keep everything in place. Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, discussed his grooming habits in an interview with Chris Moody of Yahoo! News. Asked what products he uses for his hair, Huntsman responded that his wife tells him what to do in this regard, explaining: “I wish I could tell you. She has these little squirt bottles.” Huntsman added: “But no dye. And not much in the way of artificiality.”
  • Model Hair

    10/20/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 17 replies
    The Virginian | 10/20/2011 | moneyrunner
    Since there was such an interest in model's teeth, I thought I would do an overview of model's hair. Ever notice that the hair in fashion magazines never resembles what you actually see in reality? Imagine what it takes to maintain these hairstyles for anything except a photo shoot with a stylist off-camera.
  • Star Trek - Next Generation Scene

    09/05/2011 11:26:22 AM PDT · by Sokol · 47 replies · 1+ views
    I am looking for a scene in one of the Star Trek (Next Generation) episodes. The scene has members of the crew going to the Doctor's (I think - maybe another character) room to look for a strand of hair to use to replicate her DNA. She is not on the ship and something has happened to the transporter. I can't remember all the details. I teach forensic science and want to use this for my class. If you know which episode, please let me know. Thanks for any help.
  • GA: Thieves crash into store, make off with hair extensions

    08/30/2011 6:08:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies ^ | 8/30/11
    Forget robbing the bank. These days, the big money is in beauty salons and their stash of human hair extensions. The most recent heist occurred Tuesday when thieves crashed a Jeep into Angie's Beauty Supplies in Atlanta. Video showed the culprits head straight for the shop’s most expensive fake tresses. “The suspects took an undetermined amount of hair extensions and other items prior to leaving the store,” said Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones. The thieves left the Jeep in the store.
  • Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says a hairdo may deter exercise. Is she right?

    08/26/2011 7:40:51 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 36 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 8/26/11 | Amina Khan
    Dr. Regina Benjamin, surgeon general of the United States, is warning American women of an impediment to a healthy, active life: their hairstyles. Benjamin said that the expensive products and time-consuming procedures that some women, especially African American women, invest in to straighten and control their tight curls may deter them from working out. After all, just a little moisture could undo the hairdo that was the result of a lot of time and money. (SNIP) The story pointed out some interesting research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that found about a third of black women surveyed said they...
  • Sarah Palin’s Hair Salon Gets a Show and Other Spinoffs

    08/04/2011 9:16:09 PM PDT · by TomServo · 23 replies
    The Buzz Log ^ | 08/04/11 | Claudine Zap
    Politics doesn't always make for gripping TV (we're looking at you, C-SPAN). But that hasn't stopped reality shows from trying -- sort of. Here, a roundup of shows inspired by politics that seem to be anything but political.
  • John Edwards Mugshot Released

    06/15/2011 12:40:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2011 | Matt DeLong
    Damn, am I fine lookin' or what?!!! Just days after he was indicted on federal charges of using illegal campaign donations to conceal his mistress from voters, the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday released the mugshots of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C). Edwards, who was the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The six-count indictment triggered immediate criticism from a range of campaign finance and legal experts, who said the government’s case is unprecedented and appears weak. They questioned whether it would survive the fierce defense being mounted by Edwards’s lawyers, who contend that...
  • Michelle Obama Does Dublin

    05/23/2011 8:47:49 AM PDT · by kcvl · 91 replies
  • Costly Hairstyle Is a Beauty Trend That Draws Thieves’ Notice (Hair Extension Theft)

    05/19/2011 6:48:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2011 | Timothy Williams
    The thieves pulled the iron bars out of the windows, outsmarted the motion detector that would have triggered a burglar alarm and did not give the safe or cash register a second look. Instead they went straight for what was most valuable: human hair. By the time the bandits at the My Trendy Place salon in Houston were finished, they had stolen $150,000 worth of the shop’s most prized type, used for silky extensions. The break-in was part of a recent trend of thefts, some involving violence, of a seemingly plentiful material. During the past two months alone, robbers in...
  • 'Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend'

    04/22/2011 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4/22/11 | Thomas Lifson
    That's the hilarious (and accurate) headline on a story today from MSNBC, of all places. And it's true. For those who don't remember: Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia's head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed...
  • With more white parents adopting black children, hair care for them is a needed lesson

    04/12/2011 7:44:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 10, 2011 | Bonnie Miller Rubin
    In the African-American community, the significance of hair cannot be underestimated, a source of either self-esteem or self-doubt. So for white parents of black children, making sure their youngsters are well-coiffed is as much a priority as good nutrition and potty training. This reality came into focus recently at a sold-out workshop, "Caring for Afro-textured Hair and Skin," at the Cradle, an Evanston-based adoption agency. "People are judged by the way they look," said Julien Drouet, a white father of Lily, 3, and 10-month-old Victor, whom he adopted with his partner, Brandon Walt. "I don't agree, but if we want...
  • Woman Arrested In Hair World Robbery

    04/11/2011 7:18:31 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 7 replies ^ | April 11,2011 | Bed_Zeppelin
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have arrested a woman in connection with a robbery at a South Nashville beauty supply store in which one of the suspects stun gunned an employee. Police arrested 19-year-old Keairra Ford on Thursday and charged her with aggravated robbery. Police said she was one of the two women that went into Hair World Beauty Supply on Harding Pike on Tuesday and tried to steal expensive hair extensions. When the employee tried to stop the pair, a struggle ensued and one of the women pulled out a stun gun and shocked the employee. The women fled with...
  • A Hairy situation

    01/22/2011 4:41:10 PM PST · by Young Werther · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Ticket ^ | Jan 21, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Did Obama dye his gray hair away?Photos of President Obama released this week are prompting a feverish round of "does he or doesn't he" speculation about whether our commander in chief dyed his hair. The visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao has provided the nation's pundits and politicians with plenty of serious talking points. From the potential threat posed by China's increasingly sophisticated military to the impact that Beijing's monetary policies have on the U.S. economy, there is no shortage of weighty issues. So it may be no surprise that, after Wednesday's White House dinner for Hu, the question spiking...
  • Study: Cure for Baldness Could Happen in 5 Years

    12/22/2010 7:43:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2010
    German scientists have successfully grown hair follicles from stem cells, and claim it could translate into a cure for baldness in the next five years, reported. The stem cells used in the study at Berlin’s Technical University were taken from animals, but researchers said they hope to use human stem cells within a year. Professor Roland Lauster said the study could result in a baldness treatment for as much as 80 percent of people who suffer from hair loss. “Since 1950 the number of new chemicals used in cosmetics has risen 500—fold, and so has the need for animals...
  • Why Do Koreans Own The Black Beauty Supply Business?

    09/29/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 54 replies
    Atlanta Post ^ | September 27, 2010 07:06 AM | R. Asmerom
    It’s odd but no so odd at the same time. By now, many people expect to walk into a beauty supply store and see a Korean store owner manning the register. Whether you’re in the suburbs of Houston or on MLK Blvd in Anytown, USA, you know what to expect. And yet, walking down a street in a Black neighborhood with Black residents and Black customers buzzing about the retail shops, that image of the few Koreans in the neighborhood only existing behind the cash register of liquor, beauty supply and other retail shops is still perplexing.
  • No more mullets: Iran bans ‘western’ hairstyles

    07/08/2010 11:12:03 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies · 1+ views
    national post ^ | 7-7-10 | Tasha Kheiriddin
    News from Iran, fashion capital of the Middle East. First scantily-dressed women were accused of causing earthquakes. Now it’s the men who stand accused of destabilizing society… with their hair.
  • Smearing Republican Women

    06/17/2010 3:15:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 576+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 6/15/2010 | Brent Bozell
    In 1992, the feminists in the media rejoiced at what they called “The Year of the Woman,” when ten Democratic women (and one Republican) were running for the Senate in the aftermath of Anita Hill’s unproven sexual-harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas. Just two years before, seven Republican women (and two Democrats) ran. But the media yawned. In 1992, the evening newscasts aired 29 stories exclusively devoted to women Senate candidates. In 1990, there was one...on election night. In 1992, the morning shows interviewed women Senate candidates on 26 occasions. In 1990, there were zero interviews. This was all about the...
  • Liberal media hypocrisy: Ok to mock Palin, wrong to mock Boxer's hair

    06/14/2010 12:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 382+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 13, 2010 | Devonia Smith
    Left wing Media boobs are pushing their hypocritical agenda again. This time they are busy criticizing Carly Fiorina for her joke about Barbara Boxer's hair - the same media that recently spent days mocking Sarah Palin about whether she had a breast enlargement. Are both an example of left-wing media bias gotcha journalism targeting conservatives? In a "Girls will be girls, rivals will be rivals" moment, Carly Fiorina zinged Barbara Boxer's hair - it was caught on mike. No doubt Barbara Boxer is seething but the Boxer team is not demanding an apology. It happened when the California Republican Senate...
  • Prehistoric mammal hair found in Cretaceous amber

    06/14/2010 2:14:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1,140+ views
    bbc ^ | 14 June 2010 | Matt Walker
    Palaeontologists have discovered two mammal hairs encased in 100 million-year-old amber. While older 2D fossilised hairs are known, those preserved in the amber are the oldest 3D specimens known. The hairs, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in southwest France, are remarkably similar to hair found on modern mammals. That implies that the shape and structure of mammal hair has remained unchanged over a vast period of time.
  • Carly Fiorina: California Senate Race is about jobs, not hairstyles

    06/13/2010 12:14:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 856+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 06/13/2010 | David Eldridge
    Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina, who won the California GOP Senate primary Tuesday, said Sunday she regretted her off-the-cuff remarks about the hairstyle worn by her opponent, Sen. Barbara Boxer. "I regret this whole situation. I gave people the opportunity to talk about something petty and superficial," she told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "This is a very serious election year about serious issues." The Republican candidate didn't apologize for the remark, captured off the air during a television interview and posted on YouTube, in which she disparaged her opponents hairstyle as outdated. Mrs. Fiorina said the contest with...
  • Carly Fiorina Is Right: Barbara Boxer Has Yesterday's Style of Hair and Politics

    06/13/2010 1:40:36 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 21 replies · 684+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | June 13, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    Political novices generally make poor candidates for federal office. It is not that they are dumb, it is that they are not used to the 24/7 news-cycle. Think of H. Ross Perot’s unsteady campaign. Furthermore, novices do not understand that a media that loved them when they were running HP, will not love them when they are a Republican nominee for the Senate. Carly Fiorina is an impressive woman. She had to be in order to reach the top of a tech giant in the Silicon Valley, but she did not understand that the media would be out to get...
  • Carly Fiorina Faces Sean Hannity To Explain Open Mic Gaffe Comments

    06/12/2010 6:11:54 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies · 762+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12 June 2010 | Frances Martel
    A few days ago, California Republican Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina was caught on an open mic calling fellow GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s decision to go on Hannity the day after her primary victory “bizarre” and calling Sean Hannity a “tough interview.” Last night, Fiorina went on the program herself to face the tough interviewer and say she’s sorry. “It’s good to have you, I think?” Hannity opened the interview, and gave her time to explain what she was talking about. She was gracious and explained that, while her tone might have hinted otherwise, she was actually complimenting him: “You’re...
  • 'Sooo Yesterday'

    06/10/2010 5:35:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 598+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    California: We're not sure what to make of Barbara Boxer's hair, but she's clearly not bringing a new look to Washington politics. Likewise, in the race for governor, Democrats are going with '70s nostalgia. As open-mike moments go, Carly Fiorina has just had one that might be called a happy gaffe. Sure, it's a little undignified to be caught on video dishing your opponent's hairdo at the start of a Senate campaign. Columnist Ruth Marcus (at finds this kind of behavior way too middle schooly. And Fiorina was at least slightly on the defensive, pointing out that she was...
  • Fiorina caught gossiping on live mike ...

    06/10/2010 12:07:06 PM PDT · by Scythian · 104 replies · 2,835+ views
    Don't politicians ever learn? Just hours after winning California's GOP Senate nomination, Carly Fiorina was unknowingly captured on a live microphone trashing her Democratic rival Barbara Boxer's hair. "God, what is that hair?" the former Hewlett Packard chief said, quoting a friend. "Sooo yesterday,"
  • Hair Boom: Giving Clippings New Life (Solution to Oil Slick)

    05/03/2010 10:21:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 1,114+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, May 3, 2010 | CHRISTIE SMITH
    Clippings turned into booms to absorb oil Hair stylists work hard to keep their floors clear of hair clippings, and certainly no one wants it in the sink. The's just downright gross, not to mention bad for the pipes. But a non-profit group in San Francisco is making hair a friend to the environment. Apparently, during the nasty Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, a stylist down south was watching the coverage of animals covered in oil and had an "ah-ha" moment. He realized hair is absorbent as he had a client in the shampoo bowl. That gave birth to...