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10 beauty treatments you can get in your lunch hour

<p><strong>1. Microwave away sweat </strong></p> <p><span>Can you imagine being sweat-free all summer? This isn’t a dream, it’s reality and it’s possible to do so in under an hour with miraDry, a non-invasive treatment that uses microwave energy to permanently destroy sweat glands. Good to note that after the treatment, you should ice on and off for the rest of the day, so factor that in when you decide to go back to work or not. “While it is not recommended that you work out heavily the day of treatment, most patients resume their regular activities the same day,” says plastic surgeon, Dr Steven Goldman.</span></p> <p><strong>2. Freeze away your double chin </strong></p> <p><span>That stubborn double chin is the dreaded reminder that sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or diet, it’s not going to resolve no matter how many kilos the scale says you shed. Enter one of the newest non-surgical fat reduction kids on the block: the Cool Mini (CoolSculpting’s younger sibling). This painless 45-minute treatment is safe and works to reduce fat in the submental (double chin) area. “We have had fabulous results with the CoolMini applicator being placed centrally and with only one treatment,” describes dermatologist, Dr Michele Green. One CoolMini patient even went to dinner after her treatment and no one noticed a thing.</span></p> <p><strong>3. Turbo charge your teeth whitening </strong></p> <p><span>Are your pearly whites looking a little dull lately? Forget those messy, hard-to-stick strips that take weeks to show a brighter smile and opt for the hour-long Zoom Whitening procedure that provides immediate results – sometimes up to eight shades whiter! Your teeth might be sensitive, similarly to other whitening treatments. Cosmetic dentist, Victoria Veytsman, also advises to be aware of what you eat and drink post-procedure when you head back to your office. “The maintenance for this procedure is a diet consisting of clear or white foods for up to 24 hours.” After about 24 to 48 hours, you can resume a normal diet.</span></p> <p><strong>4. Get a liquid nose job</strong></p> <p><span>If you’ve ever thought about what you would look like with a different nose, but are a bit under-the-knife shy (or you can’t take a couple of weeks off work), this may be your best bet. The non-surgical nose job, or ‘liquid rhinoplasty’ is an alternative to a traditional rhinoplasty and uses injectable fillers such as Radiesse to smooth out bumps and humps and, at times, correct breathing issues. “As compared with surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty saves time, money and pain,” explains plastic surgeon, Dr Dara Liotta. “For most patients, there is essentially no downtime. The best part? This treatment only takes ten to 15 minutes, however results generally last from six months to two years,” she says.</span></p> <p><strong>5. Get a vampire facial for your scalp </strong></p> <p><span>Another side effect of ageing can be hair loss. Whether it’s going or already gone, there are quick in-office treatments you can do in no time. “Platelet rich plasma (PRP)is newer therapy for hair loss,” says dermatologist, Dr Sejal Shah. “It is injected into the areas of thinning on the scalp. The growth factors and other proteins in the platelets nourish the hair follicle and stimulate hair growth.” The entire procedure from start to finish generally takes about 30 minutes and you can expect to start seeing results anywhere between four and eight months.</span></p> <p><strong>6. Lighten up, with light therapy </strong></p> <p><span>Many people have stubborn areas of fat that seem impossible to lose, but did you know that you can eliminate some bulge in less time than it takes to get to work? SculpSure is a non-surgical laser treatment for the reduction of persistent pockets of fat like love handles or a muffin top. “SculpSure targets and permanently destroys these fat cells without surgery, downtime, redness or pain,” explains dermatologist, Dr Dennis Gross. “It’s the newest, non-surgical, 25-minute procedure that uses light-based technology to permanently destroy up to 24 per cent of fat per treatment.”</span></p> <p><strong>7. Zap that zit </strong></p> <p><span>Next time you feel a big pimple coming on before a hot date or big presentation at work, consider getting a cortisone injection during your lunch hour. This quick in-office treatment is the sure-fire way to zap a zit in no time says dermatologist, Dr Eric Schweiger. “A cortisone injection is the best and quickest way to bring down inflammation from an oncoming blemish in about 24 hours.”</span></p> <p><strong>8. Make hands look years younger</strong></p> <p>When we think of ageing skin, our hands are usually the last place we think about, but they’re the one area of our bodies we engage with all day, every single day. Adding to the constant ageing process are factors such as years of sun exposure, crepey skin and prominent veins. Radiesse to the rescue! “Radiesse filler firms and plumps the thinned skin, making veins there go beneath the surface,” explains Dr Gross. “It’s a simple procedure with no pain or downtime and the results are immediate and amazing.”</p> <p><strong>9. Shrink pores in 30 minutes</strong></p> <p>The best way to shrink the appearance of pores is to excavate all the gunk that’s making them visible. That’s what the non-invasive, non-surgical, skin care treatment, HydraFacial can do in half an hour. “HydraFacial marries clinical exfoliation with infusion of serums including Hyaluronic Acid for plumping,” says celebrity aesthetician Graceanne Svedsen. “Imagine the gentle suction of dead skin while antioxidants and peptides drench your epidermis. HydraFacial uses the ancient technique of lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation and congestion, and the result is the appearance of less puffiness, in addition to smaller-looking pores.” If you have this treatment at lunch, your colleagues will wonder how you had time to fit in a long nap during the 30 minutes you were out of the office.</p> <p><strong>10. Be rid of brown spots</strong></p> <p><span>One split-second zap of a Ruby laser is all that it takes to permanently remove brown spots from your skin, particularly ‘sun spots,’ or lentigines. “The laser light is absorbed by the pigment particles in the brown spot and is heated up in a mere fraction of a second,” explains dermatologist, Dr Leonard Bernstein. The pigment essentially forms a superficial crust that peels off after a few days. No anaesthesia is necessary.” The brown spot should not reappear unless it gets exposed to significant sunlight in the first two weeks after treatment while the area is still pink and healing. Cost ranges from $600 to $1000 depending on the size of the spot and the location of the office. Brown spots, be gone!</span></p> <p><em>This article was written by Anna De Souza and originally appeared on <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/skin/10-beauty-treatments-you-can-get-in-your-lunch-hour">Readers Digest</a>. </em></p>

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Linda Evangelista suing over "disfiguring" surgery

<p><em>Image: Getty</em></p> <p>Linda Evangelista has made a startling claim about a cosmetic procedure which she said left her “brutally disfigured”.</p> <p>The Canadian supermodel, who rose to prominence in the 1990s, took to Instagram on Thursday to explain the reason she hasn’t been working in the industry is allegedly due to the shocking effects of a fat freezing service.</p> <p>She also revealed she is planning legal action against the company involve.</p> <p>“To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers’ careers have been thriving, the reason is that when I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what it promised,” Evangelista claimed in her post.</p> <p>“It increased, not decreased, my fat cells and left me permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries.”</p> <p>The 56-year-old said as a result she has developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia or PAH, a risk she claims she wasn’t made aware of before she had the procedure.</p> <p>“PAH has not only destroyed my livelihood, but it has also sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing,” she said.</p> <p>“In the process, I have become a recluse.”</p> <p>Evangelista, who has been featured on more than 700 magazine covers over her career and is one of the most accomplished models of all time, she said she kept the health battle a secret for more than five years.</p> <p>“Today I took a big step towards righting a wrong that I have suffered and have kept to myself for over five years”. It is unclear if the lawsuit has already been filled.</p> <p>“I’m so tired of living this way. I would like to walk out my door with my head held high, despite not looking like myself any longer,” she wrote.</p> <p>PAH has been reported as a rare complication after cryolipolysis (fat freezing).</p> <p>It’s when the treated area becomes larger rather than smaller in the weeks after the procedure, leaving a “painless, visibly enlarged, firm, well-demarcated mass” under the skin.</p> <p>“Based on the data from the manufacturer of the crylipolysis equipment, PAH has been estimated to occur in one out of every 4000 treatment cycles, for an incidence of 0.025 per cent,” a report in Science Daily stated.</p> <p>PAH can be treated with liposuction, but patients must wait a few months before treatment, the report explains.</p> <p>“Surgeons must be extremely sensitive when dealing with patients who have PAH, both when explaining the problem and when offering them a potential surgical solution.”</p> <p>At this stage, Evangelista hasn’t shed any more details about the procedure, except that it left her “looking unrecognisable.”</p> <p>The former model, who captioned the post with hashtags ‘the truth’ and ‘mystery’, left her almost one million Instagram followers in shock after revealing what had allegedly happened.</p> <p>“Dearest wonderful Linda I am so sorry to hear this! I love you and respect you beyond words!” one fan wrote.</p> <p>“You are the greatest icon, forever beautiful from the inside out. We are all here to support you and love you,” said model Carolyn Murphy.</p>

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Nicole Kidman shares the moment she knew Keith was 'the one'

<p>Nicole Kidman has revealed the sweet moment she knew she was "a goner" for her husband Keith Urban, when he turned up at the door of her New York apartment at 5 am with flowers.</p> <p>The Aussie actress told Jimmy Fallon about the special moment during an appearance on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em>.</p> <p>"He sat on the stoop of my New York apartment,” she said. “I came out, it was 5 am in the morning and it was my birthday, and he had flowers," Kidman recalled of the day back in June 20, 2005.</p> <p>"And that was it. I was a goner. I'm like, 'Yes I'll marry you'," she added.</p> <p>Kidman didn’t elaborate if that was the moment Urban proposed to her or just the moment she realised she wanted to marry the country singer.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uk9wV_Cm7qE" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Celebrating 15 years of marriage</strong></p> <p>The couple, who first met at G'Day LA in 2005, married on June 25, 2006 in Sydney.</p> <p>In the interview on <em>The Tonight Show</em>, Fallon congratulated the pair on their recent 15th wedding anniversary in June of this year.</p> <p>"For a second there, I thought you said 50 years," Kidman laughed, before adding: "Hopefully one day, but 15 years, which is pretty amazing, right?"</p> <p>Fallon tried to get the actress to divulge how the couple celebrated their relationship milestone but Kidman kept details of the celebration private.</p> <p><strong><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ca21f771ab00460e9382cb079b8d38f0" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 359.70636215334423px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844350/nicole-kidman-1-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ca21f771ab00460e9382cb079b8d38f0" /></strong></p> <p><strong>No joint albums coming out soon</strong></p> <p>It's certain the happy couple won't be marking the milestone by creating an album of duets together because the actress was horrified when Fallon asked if that will ever be on the agenda.</p> <p>While Kidman has sung in musicals like <em>Moulin Rouge</em><br />and <em>Nine</em> as well as a duet with Robbie Williams, she says she's not confident as a performer and would rather "stay in my lane" and leave the music to her hubby.</p> <p>Kidman previously told <em>People </em>magazine in a 2019 interview it was her 38th birthday when she knew Urban was the one for her.</p> <p>"I believed by that point he was the love of my life," she said.</p> <p>"Maybe that's because I am deeply romantic, or I'm an actress, or I have strong faith as well, but I just believed, 'Oh, okay, here he is,'" she added.</p> <p>And speaking of their relationship in 2007 with <em>Vanity Fair</em>, the actress described it as the right timing.</p> <p>"I would probably say that two very lonely people managed to meet at a time when they could open themselves to each other. We were a mixture of frightened and brave," Kidman said.</p> <p>The couple share two daughters together Sunday Rose, 13, and Faith, 10.</p> <p><em>Image: The Tonight Show and Instagram</em></p>

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First look at James Middleton’s French wedding

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Just a week after saying “I do”, photos </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/royals/british-royal-family/james-middleton-alizee-thevenet-wedding-photos-69133" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">have emerged</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> from James Middleton and Alizée Thévenet’s secret French wedding.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">James and Alizée were wed in the French village of Bormes-les-Mimosas on Saturday, September 11.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In an exclusive with </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hello! Magazine</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which shared the first snap from the ceremony, the newlyweds opened up about their big day.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUAl8EYMtBj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUAl8EYMtBj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by HELLO! Magazine (@hellomag)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There are three important things for a good party: good music, good food and wine, and wonderful people,” James told </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/brides/20210919121951/james-middleton-alizee-thevenet-wedding-pictures/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">the outlet</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We were lucky enough to have all three.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the photo shared on the outlet’s Instagram page, James and Alizée are shown beaming while posing together in a classic white car decorated with dried flowers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">James wore a cream suit, paired with a blue suit and tie, while Alizée chose a chic, off-the-shoulder white dress that  featured a fitted bodice and delicate lacework along the neckline.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As her “something borrowed”, the dress was worn by her new mother-in-law Carole Middleton at her own wedding in 1980.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It fitted me perfectly and was exactly what I wanted,” Alizée told </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/brides/20210920121962/james-middleton-wife-alizee-thevenet-wedding-dress-borrowed-carole-middleton/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">HELLO</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It always troubled me that wedding dresses are only worn once so it was amazing to give such a beautiful dress a second lease of life.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT44ywAMAo0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT44ywAMAo0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Alizée Thévenet Middleton (@alizee.thevenet)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The couple also revealed that two of their beloved dogs - Ella and Mabel - joined in the ceremony as flower girls.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">HELLO</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> confirmed that James’ sister Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attended the ceremony with Prince William and their three children.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">James told the outlet that he couldn’t be happier to be married, especially after having to postpone the wedding twice due to the pandemic.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was wonderful to finally celebrate with family and friends despite the challenges of a global pandemic,” he said.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images: alizee.thevenet / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Julie Bishop stuns on Brownlow red carpet

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has stunned onlookers once again with her style - this time appearing on the Brownlow Medal red carpet.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Julie Bishop posed for photos with her partner David Panton, 60, in Perth on Sunday night.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844210/brownlow1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/70424f921df34d8e923d66dffb07f859" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dressed in a black-and-nude dress with an Art Deco pattern, the 65-year-old matched her body-hugging gown with platform heels, and half-updo.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Panton complemented her look, donning a white dress shirt, a black velour suit jacket and matching trousers, finished off with a black silk bow tie.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bishop has become well-known for her sense of fashion, describing her style as “classic” in an earlier interview with news.com.au.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bishop and Panton weren’t the only well-dressed couple to grace the red carpet either.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">West Coast Eagles player Nic Naitanui appeared alongside his girlfriend Brittany Bown, contrasting his matching black suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie against her sea-green gown.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUANPcqh1XR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUANPcqh1XR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Brittany Lee Bown (@brittanybown)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite his arm brace, Eagles player Dom Sheed appeared with partner Brooke Parker, who dressed in a one-shoulder red gown with an elegant side slit and short train.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Matthew Pavlich, former Fremantle Dockers and current 9News presenter, appeared in a suave suit alongside his wife, Lauren O’Shannassy, who donned a pink long-sleeve dress covered in stars and swirling rainbow patterns.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Georgia Mitchell, girlfriend of Gold Coast Suns player Sam Collins, arrived at Brisbane’s Brownlow Medal in a stunning white gown with bubble sleeves, a fitted bodice, and full skirt.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images: Getty</span></em></p>

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How often should you wash your hair?

<p>If you shampoo daily, you might be doing more harm than good for your locks. Our experts give you the skinny on how often you should wash your hair. </p> <p class="">You wake up, jump in the shower, and lather up your hair. That’s your morning routine and has been for as long as you can remember. But it turns out you may be doing more harm than good by shampooing your precious locks daily. (Yes, even if you’re using one of the<span> </span>best shampoos.) So how often should you wash your hair?</p> <p class="">It seems like a simple question, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Many of us are overdoing it, causing hair loss or breakage. Others are underdoing it, leading to flakes and oil buildup, says Amy McMichael, MD, professor and chair of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Generally, the hair and scalp should be washed at least weekly to every other week,” she says. But as with all rules, there are some exceptions.</p> <p>Read on to find out just how often you should be hitting the (shampoo) bottle, based on your hair type. Then stock up on supplies, whether that’s the<span> </span>best shampoo for oily hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for curly hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for thinning hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for color-treated hair, or<span> </span>purple shampoo for blondes. Throw in<span> </span>hair masks<span> </span>and the<span> </span>best conditioners<span> </span>for good measure, and you’ll have clean, healthy-looking hair in no time.</p> <p class="">You wake up, jump in the shower, and lather up your hair. That’s your morning routine and has been for as long as you can remember. But it turns out you may be doing more harm than good by shampooing your precious locks daily. (Yes, even if you’re using one of the<span> </span>best shampoos.) So how often should you wash your hair?</p> <p class="">It seems like a simple question, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Many of us are overdoing it, causing hair loss or breakage. Others are underdoing it, leading to flakes and oil buildup, says Amy McMichael, MD, professor and chair of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Generally, the hair and scalp should be washed at least weekly to every other week,” she says. But as with all rules, there are some exceptions.</p> <p>Read on to find out just how often you should be hitting the (shampoo) bottle, based on your hair type. Then stock up on supplies, whether that’s the<span> </span>best shampoo for oily hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for curly hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for thinning hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for color-treated hair, or<span> </span>purple shampoo for blondes. Throw in<span> </span>hair masks<span> </span>and the<span> </span>best conditioners<span> </span>for good measure, and you’ll have clean, healthy-looking hair in no time.</p> <h2>What is shampoo exactly?</h2> <p>Shampoos typically contain several ingredients to help remove oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities, explains Janiene Luke, MD, an associate professor of dermatology at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and a member of the Skin of Color Society’s board of directors.</p> <div id="article_nativo1" data-nativo-placement-id="1095008"></div> <p>“Common cleansing agents, such as surfactants, bind these impurities and create a structure that can be easily rinsed away with water,” she explains. Common surfactants in shampoo include sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and ammonium lauryl sulfate.</p> <p>What else is in the bottle? Water, for one. Without adequate water, the shampoo wouldn’t be able to pour out of the bottle. Foaming or lathering agents like cocamide or cocamidopropyl betaine give your shampoo that satisfying sudsy factor. Shampoo also contains silicones like simethicone, which smooth and shine your hair. Other ingredients, like panthenol, fatty alcohols, and nut oils, are added to lock in moisture and hydration. Polyquaternium may be added as a thickening agent. And finally, there are the preservatives. These are added to make sure your shampoo has a decent shelf life.</p> <h2>How often should you wash your hair?</h2> <p>Ready to suds up? Your lifestyle will help determine how often you should wash your hair. “Those who exercise or perspire profusely for any reason may wash their hair more frequently,” says Dr. McMichael.</p> <div id="ad61441abd7592e" class="ad " data-ad-slot-name="/article/content_1" data-ad-responsive-sizes="{&quot;mobile&quot;:[[300,250],[3,3]]}" data-ad-targeting="{&quot;tf&quot;:&quot;btf&quot;,&quot;pos&quot;:&quot;content_1&quot;,&quot;location&quot;:&quot;top&quot;}"></div> <p class="">Your hair’s oil level will also play a role. If you have extremely oily hair, washing daily can keep your strands from looking greasy, says Dr. McMichael. On the flip side, “for those who have particularly dry hair shafts, washing infrequently may be helpful,” she says. (Your hair shaft is the part of your hair that can be seen above your scalp.)</p> <h2>How does hair texture play a role?</h2> <p class="">The texture of your hair makes a difference in how oily your hair gets each day. The oilier your hair, the more often you need to wash it.</p> <p>So the first step is determining what type of hair you have. This is based on the amount of curl in your hair. It may be straight (no curl), wavy, curly or even super curly, or coily. The curl factor comes down to the shape of your hair follicles. If they are oval or asymmetrical, your hair will be curlier.</p> <p class="">Still not sure what your hair type is? Ask your stylist next time you get a trim.</p> <h3 class="">Naturally curly or textured hair</h3> <p>This type of hair tends to be drier because the sebum, or oil, does not travel as far down the hair shaft of a curly hair compared to a straight hair. So how often should you wash your hair if it’s curly or textured? At least weekly or every two weeks, Dr. McMichael says. The idea that everyone should suds up daily is just a<span> </span>hair myth.</p> <h3 class="">Straight and fine hair</h3> <p>You may need to wash multiple times a week for the most effective hair styling, Dr. McMichael says. That’s because straight and fine hair tends to get oily faster than other hair textures. Wash infrequently—one of the biggest<span> </span>fine hair mistakes—and your locks might look greasy.</p> <h2>How often should you wash your hair with braids, locks, or weaves?</h2> <p>To prolong your style, you might avoid washing your hair for up to four to eight weeks. “This is too long to wait between washes, and a way to wash the scalp should be instituted even if it means the hairstyle is a bit mussed,” Dr. McMichael says.</p> <p>She offers this tip for regular hair-washing: “Wash the scalp primarily and allow the shampoo to just run through the hair shafts to minimize further drying of the hair shafts.”</p> <h2>How often should you wash long hair?</h2> <p>Like those with curly hair, people with really<span> </span>long hair<span> </span>may experience dry ends since the sebum may not travel the entire length of the hair shaft, says Dr. Luke. “Shampooing is related to cleansing the scalp, so the length of the hair does not affect how often it should be washed,” she says. Instead, go by whether your hair is oily or dry.</p> <h2>How often should you wash with a scalp disorder?</h2> <p>If you have a condition like<span> </span>scalp psoriasis<span> </span>or seborrheic dermatitis (aka<span> </span>dandruff), you may need to wash your scalp with medicated shampoo several times per week, Dr. McMichael says. “I typically recommend concentrating shampoos on the scalp itself—especially [for] those who use medicated shampoos, because some can be drying or strip the hair—and then follow up by using a good conditioner for the rest of the hair.”</p> <h2>How do you know which shampoo to use?</h2> <p>Your choice in shampoo matters because it’s part of your larger hair-care practice. A shampoo that doesn’t weigh down your fine, thin hair may extend the time between washings. Medicated shampoos may require a certain number of uses per week.</p> <p>You’re probably wondering, “How do I know which shampoo to use?” Here’s a<span> </span>hair stylist tip: Use a shampoo that has high-quality surfactants. This will make a big difference in the look and feel of your locks. “The less abrasive your surfactants are, the more moisture will stay in your hair,” says Michael Dueñas, an Aloxxi celebrity hairstylist based in Los Angeles.</p> <div id="article_nativo3" data-nativo-placement-id="1118521"></div> <h3 class="">Gentler ingredients</h3> <p>Abrasive surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate strip your hair of moisture, Dueñas explains. And that can lead to breakage, especially if you’re washing your damaged hair too often.</p> <p>“Using a moisture shampoo is always a bonus,” he says. “If the surfactant is a variation of sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl ether sulfate or a coconut derivative, you are in good hands.” Sodium lauryl ether sulfate is gentler than sodium laureth sulfate, he says.</p> <p>Another great product to consider is a deep conditioner, which can offset some of the damage and keep hair looking healthy, Dr. Luke says.</p> <h3 class="">Balanced pH</h3> <p>To be effective, your shampoo also has to have the perfect pH level, which means it needs an acidic ingredient like sodium citrate or citric acid. A quick chemistry refresher: The pH scale ranges from zero to 14, with 7 being “neutral.” The lower numbers are more acidic, and the higher numbers are alkaline.</p> <p>Why should you care about your shampoo’s pH? It can affect your hair health. If your shampoo has an alkaline pH, for instance, it can<span> </span>cause cuticle damage and hair breakage, according to research in a 2014 issue of the<span> </span><em>International Journal of Trichology</em>. Pro tip: If your hair is prone to frizzing, choose a low-pH shampoo (it’ll say “pH balanced” on the label).</p> <h2>Can you use dry shampoo instead of washing?</h2> <p>No.<span> </span>Dry shampoo<span> </span>may be trendy, but it doesn’t work the same way as liquid shampoo, Dr. Luke says. “It has ingredients that help absorb excess oil on the scalp,” she says. “They do not cleanse the scalp or remove the dirt or oil.</p> <p>It’s a good call in a pinch if you are between washes, but it’s not a substitute for shampoo, she warns.</p> <p>McMichael agrees. “Dry shampoos are best used to prolong washing by a few days at most or quickly allow better appearance of hair shafts when they are oily,” she says.</p> <h2>Is it unhealthy to wash your hair every day?</h2> <p>It can be. “If you are washing your hair multiple times a week, that in and of itself may not cause damage,” says Dr. Luke. But if you always use high-heat styling tools after you wash, and you wash it daily, it may cause cumulative damage to the hair, including dry hair and breakage.</p> <p>If you are experiencing hair loss and shedding, more-frequent manipulation from over-shampooing or styling may lead to more noticeable shedding, she says.</p> <p>So, how often should you wash your hair? It’s a fine balance. If you don’t wash your hair enough, you can also run into problems. “You may experience buildup or flaking,” says Dr. Luke.</p> <p>Getting it right may involve some trial and error, adds Dueñas. “If your hair seems to get greasier quicker with more washing, then you need to do less,” he says. “If your hair is naturally greasy, then you may need to wash slightly more.”</p> <p><em>This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.rd.com/article/how-often-should-you-wash-your-hair/">Reader’s Digest.</a> For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></em></p>

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“This is what I remember”: Turia Pitt reflects 10 years after fateful day

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">10 years on from the moment that changed her life, Turia Pitt is looking back on what happened that fateful day.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While competing in a 100km ultra-marathon in September 2011, Turia was trapped in a grassfire.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The mining engineer suffered “full-thickness burns to 65 percent” of her body, had to undergo 200 medical procedures, lost seven fingers, and spent “two gruelling years” recovering.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Taking to Instagram, Turia shared a photo of herself and her family, as well as an image of her and her partner, Michael Hoskin, taken prior to her accident.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Ten years on from the fire, this is what I remember…,” she began in her caption.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“In September 2011, I was trapped by a grassfire during an ultramarathon.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember the hot Kimberly sun beating down, burning my already burnt skin.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember accidentally sitting on a bull ant nest. Staring in confusion as the ants started swarming across my legs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember trying to drink some water but spitting it out because it was boiling hot.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember seeing bits of my skin stuck to the rocks and spinifex.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember the small group of us, banded together. The guys trying to construct some shade for Kate and I, a parasol of fluoro material lit up against the sky.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTwmYSVJ1nG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTwmYSVJ1nG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Turia (@turiapitt)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Turia continued to recount how she felt that the hours “dragged on” and how she thought about her partner.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember telling myself, ‘Think of his warm face, think of his honey voice, think of his golden skin. Keep thinking about Michael’.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember the bubbling feeling of panic as the hours dragged on. Wanting to be rescued. Needing someone to tell me everything was going to be okay.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember the sun starting to set, the heat starting to dissipate, the breeze becoming cold.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember saying ‘I don’t know if I can stay much longer’.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Turia continued, recalling the moment she was rescued by a helicopter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“And then, I remember salvation. The tch-tch-tch-tch of a helicopter racing across the sky.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Since that day, the 34-year-old has gone on to see success as a motivational speaker and author.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She and her husband have two children, Hakavai and Rahiti.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images: turiapitt / Instagram</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p>

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TIME names Prince Harry and Meghan two of the 100 most influential people of 2021

<p dir="ltr">Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have been named two of the world’s 100 most influential people by<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2021/6096108/prince-harry-meghan/" target="_blank">TIME Magazine</a><span> </span>as part of its annual TIME100 list. The couple were profiled by José Andrés, a chef and the founder of World Central Kitchen, for the issue. Andrés has worked closely with the couple’s charity,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://archewell.com/" target="_blank">Archewell</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Andrés describes Harry and Meghan as “giving voice to the voiceless” through their work with the Foundation. He also describes the couple as being “blessed by birth and talent” while also being “burned by fame”. He adds, “In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><img style="width: 371.6452742123687px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844126/https___prodstatic9net.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0a186fd1984b42dcb57ed029be1cc2ed" /></p> <p dir="ltr">Andrés goes on to describe some of the work the couple have engaged in, including “offering mental-health support to Black women and girls in the U.S., and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.” The Archewell Foundation describes its mission as one that “puts compassion into action, uplifting and uniting communities locally and globally, online and offline”.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Foundation includes a foundation that has worked with groups like The Aspen Institute, the Center for Humane Technology, Global Citizen, and Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, and production arm. Archewell Productions has a creative partnership with Netflix and is currently working on two projects:<span> </span><em>Heart of Invictus,<span> </span></em>a docuseries that will follow competitors on their journeys to the now-delayed 2020 Invictus Games, set to be held in 2022, and<span> </span><em>Pearl,<span> </span></em>an “animated series that centers on the heroic adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women from history”.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT2Ekj3NmtX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT2Ekj3NmtX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Archewell by Harry and Meghan (@archewell_hm)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The release of the couple’s TIME Magazine cover coincides with Prince Harry’s 37th birthday, and comes just two weeks after the 24th anniversary of his mother, Princess Diana’s, tragic death.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other influential people included in TIME’s 2021 list include Apple CEO Tim Cook, US President Joe Biden, former US President Donald Trump, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, tennis sensation Naomi Osaka, singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.</p> <p dir="ltr">Harry and Meghan have both been named some of the most influential people on the internet before, but this is their first time on the overall list. Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton, and Queen Elizabeth have also been named some of the world's most influential people in the past, as well as Pippa Middleton and several members of other royal families around the world such as Queen Rania of Jordan, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan, and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Pari Dukovic/Time Magazine</em></p>

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There she is! Kate Middleton’s return to the public eye

<p><em>Image: Getty </em></p> <p>Kate Middleton has stepped out for her first official engagement in well over two months.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge visited an airbase where she met with members of the RAF and volunteers who helped thousands of people flee Afghanistan last month.</p> <p>This is the first time she has been spotted in public or online since the 11th<br />of July, when she went to Wimbledon and attended the Euro 2020 soccer final with husband Prince William and son Prince George.</p> <p>Kate’s 66-day absence from the public eye led to fans of the Royal Family to believe she may be expecting another baby. However, it is now known that the 39-year-old was simply enjoying an extended summer holiday with her family, including a trip to France for her younger brother’s wedding.</p> <p>The duchess arrived at RAF Brize Norton airbase in Oxfordshire, about 120km north of London, by helicopter on Wednesday.</p> <p>She was then taken from the tarmac to a hangar where she chatted with volunteers and service personnel, thanking them for their efforts.</p> <p>During the engagement, she even toured one of the giant C17 Globemaster transporter planes that helped to evacuate thousands of people from Kabul during the Taliban takeover.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844101/new-project-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f5e8e12c4ccc406199c17393037eafcf" /></p> <p><em>Image: Getty</em></p> <p>While we’re all used to seeing Kate in the spotlight, this recent break was not the first time she had disappeared for a lengthy period, her longest gap between public appearances being 41 days when she and William went on to holiday in Wales last year.</p>

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Stars make bold choices at the 2021 Met Gala

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After spending 2020 on hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Met Gala is back for the 2021 event. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stars from all over the world gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to celebrate the biggest moments in fashion. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This year, the theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, which gave guests an opportunity to pay homage to the rich history of American designers. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The first celebrity on the carpet was international teenage superstar and Met Gala 2021 co-chair Billie Eilish, who stunned in an Oscar de la Renta gown that was inspired by fashion icon Marilyn Monroe. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Billie took to her Instagram account to tell her fans that she agreed to wear the gown on the condition that the world-renowned designer would no longer use real fur. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other stars also used the high profile event to make political statements in their outfits. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The two New York congresswomen in attendance, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn B Maloney, made bold statements in their gowns, with AOC’s dress reading “Tax The Rich” on the back. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Carolyn B Maloney’s gown was an homage to the suffragette movement, with her dress resembling the “Votes for Women” sashes worn by women in the 1910s.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other celebs used the opportunity to stun in extravagant pieces that stood out amongst all the attendees. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">International supermodel Iman wore an elaborate gold embellished outfit that was adorned with feathers and a show-stopping headdress that was designed by her date, revolutionary designer Harris Reed. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Debbie Harry stuck to the theme with a ballgown shrouded in the American flag and partnered with a bedazzled denim jacket. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The star-studded event showcased some of the most inventive and daring outfits to honour the American fashion industry. </span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">All image credits: Getty Images</span></em></p>

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How Aussie TV stars are getting their hair done in lockdown while other celebrities opt to do it themselves

<p>Overgrown hair and exposed roots – the new norm for women in Sydney and Melbourne as the lockdown continues. But how are TV presenters still looking picture perfect?</p> <p>From Ten’s Carrie Bickmore, Lisa Wilkinson and Sandra Sully to Nine’s Allison Langdon and Rebecca Maddern and Seven’s Natalie Barr and Edwina Bartholomew – there’s not a single grey or grown out roots to be seen.</p> <p>A Nine spokesperson explained media and journalism had an exemption under the current health order and therefore, due to the nature of productions, hair and make-up artists were considered authorised workers.</p> <p>This rule also applied to other TV networks including Seven, Ten, The ABC and SBS.</p> <p>“Hair and make-up teams are regularly tested and screened for COVID” the spokes person said.</p> <p>“They have been supplied PPE that they are required to wear whilst working”.</p> <p>“They also have undergone additional industry-lead Covid training to enforce required protocols”.</p> <p>The spokesperson stressed Nine is taking Covid safe plans extremely seriously, with onsite testing. Other networks are said to follow a similar procedure.</p> <p>“Everyone entering the hair and makeup area are asked to undertake a PCR swab test 72 hours before they have their appointment”, they said.</p> <p>“Nine also has recently commenced Rapid Antigen testing onsite. Nine’s on-air talent are Covid tested twice weekly”.</p> <p>While major network presenters were taken care of under the exemption, a whole host of other celebrities and influencers are without usual access to high-end beauty treatment. From Jessica Franklin to Jessica Row, Mia Freedman and Melissa Leong, A-listers are forced to take matters into their own hands.</p> <p>At home haircuts and supermarket box dyes have taken place of the treatments with high-end stylists.</p> <p>Jessica Rowe gave her pink hair a workover, enlisting husband newsreader Peter Overton’s help.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843945/new-project-8.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f42dd2c9e7e94bbc8a8ca380b8192374" /></p> <p><em>Image: Instagram</em></p> <p>“Definition of true love…when your husband helps colour the back of your hair even through he hates it pink!!” she captioned the photo of her hair being done.</p> <p>Like Rowe, media personality Mia Freedman also used a dye delivery service to colour her roots back to brunette.</p> <p>“So I did my roots”, Freedman captioned her Instagram video. “I was due for a cut and colour right before lockdown. And last time I stuffed my hair by dyeing it, it looks too dark at home. This time I bought a customised colour kit. I think we can all agree that no hairdresser has to watch their back after watching this video”.</p>

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Mystery shrouds royal family after Kate Middleton not seen for weeks

<p><span>A mystery is beginning to seriously worry royal fans.</span><br /><br /><span>The Duchess of Cambridge has not been seen in person or on social media for 60 days, sparking questions on her whereabouts.</span><br /><br /><span>The last time the royal was seen in public was on July 11.</span><br /><br /><span>She joined her husband Prince William and son Prince George at Wembley Stadium for the Euro 2020 football final.</span><br /><br /><span>She had been at Wimbledon for the men’s singles tennis final, earlier that day.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843842/kate.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8823951f87d5453ca8f1b3991a26ff34" /><br /><br /><span>Royal watchers have not seen Duchess Kate on social media either.</span><br /><br /><span>The most recent image of Kate was on the Duke and Duchess’ official Instagram account, and it was posted on August 6.</span><br /><br /><span>However, the photograph showing the royal with a Holocaust survivor, is believed to have been taken in January last year.</span><br /><br /><span>Thankfully, it is not the first time Kate has disappeared from the public eye.</span><br /><br /><span>In 2020, the royal spent some time away from social media and chose to surround herself with friends and family.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CSOgKeCNjIU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CSOgKeCNjIU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The longest time the Duchess has not been seen is 41 days.</span><br /><br /><span>The mystery follows almost a fortnight after reports claimed Prince William and Kate Middleton were “seriously considering” moving out of Kensington Palace.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple are believed to be thinking about relocating to Windsor to be closer to the Queen.</span></p>

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5 amazing health and beauty benefits of olive oil

<p><strong>1. Preventing stroke </strong></p> <p>One of the ways to reduce your risk of stroke is to add more olive oil to your diet. “There are many studies to support that regular consumption of extra-virgin olive oil can lower risk of stroke,” Dr Shipley says. Research from France found that study participants who used olive oil regularly had a 41 per cent reduced risk of stroke compare to those who never used it.</p> <p><strong>2. Heart Health</strong></p> <p>Among the other cardiovascular benefits of olive oil are the effect of their monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which can help keep your ticker working well, according to the Heart Foundation. “Another recent study was able to demonstrate that olive oil consumption, specifically the extra-virgin variety, is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals at high cardiovascular risk,” Dr Shipley says. However, you only receive EVOO’s benefits when you replace unhealthy oils or butter with it – not when you add it to what you’re already eating.</p> <p><strong>3. Smooth hair </strong></p> <p>The benefits of olive oil also extend to beauty hacks. As a natural conditioner, olive oil is nature’s cure for dry hair. Try massaging it directly into parched tips. “Another way you can take advantage of the hydrating nature of olive oil is by adding a few tablespoons of it to your shampoo,” says Larissa Iracheta, director of quality at Deoleo, the parent company of Bertolli and Carapelli olive oils. “This technique will help soften and strengthen your hair.” Olive oil works particularly well for thick, processed, or split hair</p> <p><strong>4. Better Cholesterol </strong></p> <p>One of the reasons EVOO is so good for cardiovascular health is because it reduces the cholesterol that clogs arteries. “In a study from the medical journal <em>Circulation</em>, researchers found that participants who consumed a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil had better working levels of HDL cholesterol, or ‘the good cholesterol,’ which aids in removing LDL, the ‘bad cholesterol,’ from one’s blood stream,” Dr Shipley says.</p> <p><strong>5. Improving Acne </strong></p> <p>One of the daily habits of people who never get acne is following a Mediterranean diet that includes olive oil. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz credits olive oil with getting rid of her acne. “I wash my face with olive oil,” she told <em>Allure</em>.  “I swear my skin is so much clearer because of it.” In the same way olive oil can remove oil-based makeup (more on that later), it can help remove the oil from your skin. Plus, some studies have shown olive oil has antibacterial properties, which can help clear up skin infections that can lead to breakouts.<em> </em></p> <p><em>Written by Tina Donvito. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/21-amazing-health-and-beauty-benefits-of-olive-oil"><em>Reader’s Digest</em>.</a><em> For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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4 genius morning hacks when you have no time to shower

<p> We all have those mornings: the alarm blares, you hit snooze, roll over and fall back asleep ... ten times in a row. If there are zero minutes to jump in the shower before heading out, use these household items strategically to make it look – and smell – like you did.</p> <p><strong>1. Baby wipes </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>If yesterday’s sweat is still clinging to your skin, whip out the baby wipes stat. Rub down the stinky areas, and then spritz a bit of antibacterial body odour spray on top. If this not-showering thing is a habit for you, consider investing in wipes designed just for this purpose. Look for ones that are super soft, plant-based, biodegradable, compostable and smell amazing. Bad smells, be gone!</p> <p><strong>2. Baby powder </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>Depending on the thickness and texture of your strands, second-day hair can look either fashionably unkempt or just plain oily. If the latter’s the case, rub a bit of baby powder onto your scalp to soak up the grease. Again, if hectic mornings are business as usual for you, invest in a dry shampoo that will whisk away dirt and oil without leaving a powdery residue. If hair stink is your main complaint, give strands a light spritz with fragrance made for hair.</p> <p><strong>3. Apple cider vinegar </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>For greasy morning skin, first wash your face with a mild cleanser. After drying, pat on an apple cider vinegar toner (one-part apple cider vinegar two parts water) to purify and refresh. Bonus: ACV’s bacteria-fighting, pH-balancing properties will rid your body of unwanted odour, so feel free to rub it on any lingering smelly spots.</p> <p><strong>4. Witch hazel</strong></p> <p>Another amazing skin tonic? Witch hazel. Pour a small amount on a cotton pad and gently wipe your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose to remove excess oil and sweat. Consider keeping a bottle at your desk at work to maintain an oil-free T-zone all day long.</p> <p><em>Written by Ashley Paige. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/no-time-to-shower-then-you-need-these-8-genius-morning-hacks"><em>Reader’s Digest</em>.</a><em> For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Handsome young royal set to mark historic milestone

<p>Arthur Chatto, 21, is about to become the first ever Royal to join the Marines – and of course he shared his exciting news with the Queen first, gaining her approval and making her proud.</p> <p>The young royal is the son of Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto, while his grandmother (Princess Margaret) is the Queen’s younger sister, making Arthur 29th in line for the throne.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843640/arthur-chatto-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ff51e3734579446488d99da9f7c07892" /></p> <p><em>Image credit: Getty</em></p> <p>Chatto’s excitement for this new chapter of his life has seen him off into the wilds around Balmoral Castle on multiple camping trips and hiking long distances all throughout the Scottish Highlands while visiting his Royal Family. All of this done in preparation for commando training.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843641/arthur-chatto.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4667573b0f4649099822dd7e14504b51" /></p> <p><em>Image credit: Instagram @artchatto</em></p> <p>After having gained serious popularity on social media it is obvious Arthur is super self-confident and takes a lot of pride in both his appearance on and offline. With the support of Prince Edward, he is no doubt going to achieve great things. </p> <p><em>Images: Getty Images / Instagram</em></p> <p> </p>

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15 of Princess Diana’s most iconic fashion moments

<div class="postIntro"> <div class="c-message_kit__gutter"> <div class="c-message_kit__gutter__right" data-qa="message_content"> <div class="c-message_kit__blocks c-message_kit__blocks--rich_text"> <div class="c-message__message_blocks c-message__message_blocks--rich_text"> <div class="p-block_kit_renderer" data-qa="block-kit-renderer"> <div class="p-block_kit_renderer__block_wrapper p-block_kit_renderer__block_wrapper--first"> <div class="p-rich_text_block"> <div class="p-rich_text_section">To mark the anniversary of Diana's tragic passing, reminisce with us over some of her most iconic looks that are fit for a princess!</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="c-message_actions__container c-message__actions"> <div class="c-message_actions__group" aria-label="Message shortcuts" data-qa="message-actions"></div> </div> </div> <div class="postIntro"></div> <div class="postIntro"><strong>LBD</strong></div> <div class="postIntro"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843543/diana.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/375b0528b1864bf0b3e69d8d6e03fcc8" /></div> <div class="postIntro"><span>Princess Diana always knew how to make a black dress look classy. Soon after Prince Charles confessed he’d been unfaithful to her in a 1994 interview, Princess Diana attended a Vanity Fair party in an off-the-shoulder little black dress, paired with black tights and a statement necklace. She looked so strikingly sexy that the outfit has gone down in history as her “revenge dress.” </span></div> <div class="postIntro"><span></span></div> <div class="postIntro"><strong>Bright patterns</strong></div> <div class="postIntro"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843526/diana-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/58eeff4b015545d8950dcad5d16ad46b" /></div> <div class="postIntro"> <div id="page2" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>Princess Diana wore this gorgeous floor length, pink silk gown in 1989 to a banquet in London. She paired it with a necklace, earrings, and a statement tiara.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="postIntro"> <p>Who says a necklace has to rest on your collarbone? Diana found unique ways to wear her jewellery. In 1985, she wore an emerald choker of Queen Mary’s around her head as a headband on one occasion and let a pearl necklace fall backward between her shoulders to accentuate a backless dress at another.</p> ​​<strong>Colourful coat </strong></div> <div class="postIntro"><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843528/diana-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1ed762e02c124f9ab3dbbd013908308c" /></strong></div> <div class="postIntro"> <p>On a royal tour of Whales in 1982, Princess Diana stepped out in this gorgeous wool coat and blue hat. You can see how her sapphire engagement ring stands out against the red of the coat.</p> </div> <div class="postIntro"><strong>Flowy dress</strong></div> <div class="postIntro"><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843529/diana-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/79f4c6e7360e433fabc9f47efd23dfaf" /></strong></div> <div class="postIntro"> <div id="page5" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>After giving birth to Prince William, Princess Diana stepped out in a flowy polka dot dress. Kate Middleton left the hospital in a similar looking dress after giving birth to her first child.</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/history/15-of-princess-dianas-most-iconic-fashion-moments"><strong>Function and style </strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/history/15-of-princess-dianas-most-iconic-fashion-moments"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843530/diana-5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8bfa74d3353b4416a0f5fe0bfbbb4d60" /> <p>Crummy weather shouldn’t keep you from looking your best. In her pre-wedding photos with Prince Charles, Diana wore green Hunter rain boots. The brand has seen a surge in popularity again in recent years, probably because they’re classic, timeless and durable.</p> <p> <strong>Princess look </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843533/diana-8.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8a4253650c9c4123b3cf521be17a59e5" /></strong></p> <p>Diana wasn’t afraid to look like a girly girl, fully embracing her “princess” title. “At the beginning, her look was very ‘fairytale princess.’ There were lots of bows and frills,” Kerry Taylor, whose auction house auctioned ten of Diana’s dresses in 2013, has said. “She was the embodiment of every little girl’s fantasy of what it meant to be a princess.”</p> <p><strong>Bold patterns</strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843534/diana-9.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4fd0ea04459049a6ba1259f6c4c70c34" /></strong></p> <p>Princess Diana didn’t shy away from bold outfits. She is seen here wearing a red and white polka dot patterned dress, a bright red blazer to match, and a white hat and red shoes. </p> <p><strong>Pairing casual with polished </strong></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843535/diana-10.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/69f3a752bb1b4296a8f5b6f39bef32d0" /></p> <p>Diana is known for her fancy dresses and gowns, but she could work a dressed-down look, too. She paired a collared white shirt with light wash jeans when on a trip to Bosnia in 1997.</p> <p><strong>Gold accents </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843536/diana-11.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b56010e0de094699a84f888dcad609d7" /></strong></p> <div id="page2" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>It’s hard to forget this strapless white and gold evening gown that Diana wore to a banquet in 1986. The long white gloves make her look especially poised.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Beyond plain black tights </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843537/diana-12.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4ae7f1e2695d4ad69c16e34b086ceb98" /></strong></p> <div id="primary" class="contentAreaLeft"> <div id="page3" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>Black stockings are a classic way to make an outfit more modest, but Diana pulled off unexpected twists on tights. At the 1985 Melbourne Cup, her black tights featured back seams that stretched through bow motif above the ankle, and on another occasion, she went monochromatic by wearing blue tights with a blue skirt.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Bring back old trends </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843538/diana-13.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0b7d3ab3f83c4bb18a314736fc0f5f7b" /></strong></p> <p>To visit her nation’s troops in 1995, Diana wore a pink skirt suit and pillbox hat à la Jackie O.</p> <p><strong>Floral dress </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843539/diana-14.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7647a675387b4b38affdd538a7f04e2f" /></strong></p> <p>Princess Diana looked gorgeous in this floral printed dress with a white blazer draped over her shoulders. Such a simple look is still in style today. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="page6" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"></div> </div> </div> <div class="postIntro"><em>Written by Marissa Laliberte. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/history/15-of-princess-dianas-most-iconic-fashion-moments?pages=1"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></div> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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5 reasons your hair is so greasy

<p>Start putting your hair first, by figuring out where the underlying issues regarding greasy hair are.</p> <p><strong>1. Not cleaning your brush</strong></p> <p>Your hairbrush can be a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria, particularly if you utilise styling products on a regular basis. The build-up of dust and stale product remnants will make for one clogged instrument that will transfer itself into your clean locks. According to hair stylist, Steve Lococo, “It may seem like common sense, but people often brush their hair with a dirty brush. The build-up of oil and dirt will cause even freshly washed hair to appear greasy.” Make sure to clean out the bushel of hair on your brush at least once every few days and sanitise the bristles with a mild cleanser.</p> <p><strong>2. Wearing your hair up at night</strong></p> <p>If you’re prone to tying your hair up at night to avoid tangles, you might want to reconsider. “When you tie your hair up at night, all of your natural oils become concentrated at the scalp,” shares hair stylist, CJ Dougherty. “This prevents the oils from working their way down the whole hair strand leaving hair looking greasy near the root area.” Try showering in the morning instead or investing in a great hairbrush.</p> <p><strong>3. Humidity</strong></p> <p>If you are stuck in a geographical area known for high humidity, there’s unfortunately not much you can do to control Mother Nature’s stubborn ways. Environmental factors can cause physical appearances like skin and hair to take a toll, but there are ways you can improve the look of oily hair. According to salon director, Amy Kimball, “When it’s hot, humid, and we’re sweating all the time, it can cause oil to build up faster on the hair than in cooler climates.” In this case, try purifying scalp cleansers to help counteract and balance sebum levels.</p> <p><strong>4. Using shine serums</strong></p> <p>We get it – shiny, glistening hair is great. But there’s a fine line between glossy and greasy, and one must handle it with extreme caution. While you may think that your looks look lustrous, your colleagues might just assume you haven’t showered in a few days. According to Kimball, “Shine serums are really popular right now, but if you rub them in near your scalp where there’s already a lot of oil, your hair could look very greasy. To prevent this, concentrate the serum towards the middle of your strands and then down to the ends. This will give the hair luxurious shine, without the greasy roots.”</p> <p><strong>5. Touching your hair too frequently</strong></p> <p>While it may be satisfying to push your hair back or touch your scalp during the day –flirtatiously or habitually – doing so can easily transfer the oil from your hands to your roots. According to salon director, Kristina Maccaro, “Constantly touching your hair – just like your face – transfers oils from your fingertips and hands to your hair strands. Try braiding your hair or pinning it back to keep it out of your face if you are prone to fiddling with your locks all day.”</p> <p><em>Written by <span>Hana Hong</span>. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/10-surprising-reasons-why-your-hair-is-so-greasy"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA93V"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Our society should have never abandoned these 5 etiquette rules

<p>Don’t skip these etiquette rules.</p> <p><strong>1. Using good table manners</strong></p> <p>Having proper table manners is sometimes seen as being ‘stuffy’ or ‘stuck up,’ but nothing could be further from the truth,” Gottsman says. “The whole point of practising good manners at the table is to ensure everyone has a positive, comfortable dining experience.” It’s not as tricky as you think.</p> <p><strong>2. Apologising, sincerely, in person</strong></p> <p>Watch any news channel and you’ll see many examples of faux-apologising – pretending to say they’re sorry while not actually accepting any responsibility or changing their behaviour. This is not only terrible etiquette but also counterproductive, Gottsman says. “If you’ve made a mistake, the right thing to do is to own up to it and apologise, sincerely, in person,” she says. If you’re too far away for this to be feasible, a phone call or video chat is the next best thing. Apologising over text almost never goes well since it’s too difficult to read tone and intent.</p> <p><strong>3. Standing when greeting someone new</strong></p> <p>When being introduced to someone new or greeting someone who’s coming into a group, it’s polite to stand to acknowledge them – and this is true for both men and women, Tsai says. “It shows that you are welcoming and also indicates respect.”</p> <p><strong>4. Minding your own business</strong></p> <p>Gossip makes for excellent television but terrible real-life relationships, and that fact is truer than ever in this age of constant information and instant communication. “You need to be so careful about what you say, both in public and private, about others,” says Gottsman. “Not only is it not polite to speak about others behind their backs, but it protects you as well. Remember: The internet is forever!”</p> <p><strong>5. Sending thank-you notes</strong></p> <p>Everyone loves to be thanked, but hardly anyone seems to remember to do it these days. “Any way of saying thank you is wonderful, including a text or email,” Gottsman says. “But the gold standard is still a handwritten thank-you card.” Seeing your handwriting is meaningful to your loved ones, as is knowing that you took the time to do this. Plus, many people like to save these cards, and that’s much harder to do with an electronic thank-you.</p> <p><em>Written by<span> </span><span>Charlotte Hilton Andersen</span>. This article first appeared in </em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/14-etiquette-rules-we-should-never-have-abandoned" target="_blank"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a rel="noopener" href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA93V" target="_blank"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Blast from the past! Queen shares never-before-seen pictures

<p>Queen Elizabeth has released a series of rare photographs to mark World Photography Day.</p> <p>The Royal Family shared three images, as they capture "a few moments where the Queen has been pictured behind the lens”.</p> <p>The first photograph shows Her Majesty teaching her two eldest, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, how to use a camera during their annual stay at Balmoral in 1952.</p> <p>The sweet image was followed by another showing the Monarch squinting behind a yellow camera and snapping photos during a visit to the South Sea islands of Tuvalu in 1982.</p> <p>It’s a memory that is sure to have been bittersweet for the Queen as she is sat alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.</p> <p>The third photograph was captured of the Queen during her 1977 Australian tour, posing with the same camera in Lindsay Park Stud.</p> <p>The post follows behind Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William taking to social media to celebrate World Photography Day.</p> <p>The couple recognised a few of Britain's youngest and most hopeful photographers.</p> <p>"Photography has an amazing ability to create a lasting record of what we have all experienced &amp; are experiencing,” the pair wrote in an official statement to Twitter.</p> <p>"That's why this #WorldPhotographyDay we wanted to celebrate the youth of the #HoldStill2020 photography project and share images from the youngest finalists".</p> <p>The #HoldStill2020 project is an initiative made by the couple during lockdown.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked the public to take images they believed reflected the pandemic.</p> <p>Over 31,000 entries were submitted to the project by hopeful photographers, with just 100 selected by five judges.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Photography has an amazing ability to create a lasting record of what we have all experienced &amp; are experiencing. <br /><br />That’s why this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldPhotographyDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldPhotographyDay</a> we wanted to celebrate the youth of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HoldStill2020?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HoldStill2020</a> photography project and share images from the youngest finalists. <a href="https://t.co/MIyBJJqFlr">pic.twitter.com/MIyBJJqFlr</a></p> — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1428308671432470533?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 19, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>A few images from young finalists were shared on social media: "there is so much talent, creativity, and curiosity displayed in each and every one of these pictures".</p> <p>Duchess Kate released a book of some of the images titled Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020.</p> <p>The royal mother kicked off the book with her own words, writing: "when we look back at the COVID-19 pandemic in decades to come, we will think of the challenges we all faced – the loved ones we lost, the extended isolation from our families and friends and the strain placed on our key workers."</p> <p>"But we will also remember the positives: the incredible acts of kindness, the helpers and heroes who emerged from all walks of life, and how together we adapted to a new normal.</p> <p>"Through Hold Still, I wanted to use the power of photography to create a lasting record of what we were all experiencing – to capture individuals' stories and document significant moments for families and communities as we lived through the pandemic."</p>

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Proud and resolute": Queen’s new statue design FINALLY revealed

<p>Royal fans have been given a first look at a statue of Queen Elizabeth that's currently under construction – and strictly under wraps.</p> <p>The statue is set to be uncovered just in time for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and is being created by artist Richard Bossons, who is part of York Minster cathedral's masonry team.</p> <p>It will stand two metres tall and will weigh out to about two tonnes.</p> <p>Bossons admitted to the <em>BBC</em> that the sculpture had been challenging to design.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843321/queen-statue-rare-photos-5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bce3f9bd79454d17bacca654fd4f9e51" /></p> <p><em>Image: Twitter @York_Minster</em></p> <p>"The statue needs to be part of the fabric, not a distraction from it, yet it also has to have the poise and presence befitting of the Queen's unique role," he said.</p> <p>"She will stand proud and resolute in her niche, welcoming worshippers and visitors alike," Bossons added.</p> <p>The statue will show the Queen dressed in Garter robes and the George IV State Diadem.</p> <p>She will also be holding an orb and sceptre, to symbolise her 70-year reign on the British throne.</p> <p>The Twitter York Minster took to Twitter to share more information on the design: "We're delighted to be able to share some images showing the on-going work behind the creation of the new statue of Her Majesty The Queen, set to be installed in summer '22.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843320/queen-statue-rare-photos-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/67c5d35a2b1f4be9af2ddf767804f5cb" /></p> <p><em>Image: Twitter @York_Minster</em></p> <p>"Designer &amp; carver Richard Bossons showcasing his incredible skill."</p> <p>The 2022 Jubilee is set to take place from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 in 2022.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We’re delighted to be able to share some images showing the on-going work behind the creation of the new statue of Her Majesty The Queen, set to be installed in summer '22.<br /><br />Designer &amp; carver Richard Bossons showcasing his incredible skill 👏<br /><br />Read more &gt; <a href="https://t.co/E0Y8gaUNNj">https://t.co/E0Y8gaUNNj</a> <a href="https://t.co/hq5Dn4MQ4P">pic.twitter.com/hq5Dn4MQ4P</a></p> — York Minster (@York_Minster) <a href="https://twitter.com/York_Minster/status/1427954810381377541?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>"Throughout the year, Her Majesty and Members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June - one year from today," Buckingham Palace revealed.</p> <p>Trooping the Colour will take place on Thursday, June 2, instead of its usual Saturday date.</p>

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