"An Undoing" is series of drawings which form an animated GIF, created in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios’ THE ART ASSIGNMENT project, where each artist participating creates an art assignment for the viewers and themselves to participate in.
The “assignment” proposed for "An Undoing" involved creating a piece which articulated something (or someone) intimate to oneself and to draw it out (with whatever means) in a series of frames to form a GIF.
Nervous habits are often more annoying to the people around you than to yourself, but some types of fidgeting and fussing can do real harm. Here, experts reveal the reasons why nail-biting, fidgety legs, hair-twirling and other seemingly harmless habits can be hazardous to your health.
Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into two groups. In one group, men received a video and brochures about looking for possible skin cancers, while those in a control group received only brochures.
Melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer. In the United States, death rates from melanoma have fallen in women but climbed in men. Early detection is crucial and can be achieved through self-examination or by seeing a health professional, the researchers said.
They keep tanning, even after turning a deep brown and experiencing some of the negative consequences. Skin cancer is among the most common, preventable types of the disease, yet many continue to tan to excess. Research from Drs. Lisham Ashrafioun and Erin Bonar, shows that some who engage in excessive tanning may also be suffering from obsessive-compulsive and body dysmorphic disorders.
"While more research is needed regarding to idea of tanning as an addiction, this study suggests that some people who tan also experience mental health symptoms that warrant further assessment," said Bonar. "Although tanning behavior could be separate and distinct from these concerns, it’s possible that the symptoms of OCD or BDD are contributing to the tanning in some way. For these people, prevention messages and public health campaigns may not be as helpful, but further assessment and treatment could be."
Acne caused or aggravated by cosmetics is called acne cosmetica. Cosmetics that contain oil and excessive use of hair products tend to block pores which leads to breakouts. Older girls and women often want to try various products and procedures to enhance their appearance. Daily use of items like cold creams, moisturizers and certain sun screen lotions can worsen acne. Acne can be triggered or aggravated by make up foundation creams and lotions. Dry mineral make up powder, blush, eye make up, and lip make up are preferable.
“ When life brings you full circle, pay attention. There’s a lesson there. ”
Mandy Hale (via bornreadygeneration)
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannon defeat me.’ Then, repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all, ‘This too will pass.’
- Ann Landers
Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Master that principle and you will own a precious shield that will guard you well through all the darkest valleys you must traverse. Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the mountaintop. So will you learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is alwasy a see of good. Find it and prosper.
- Og Mandino
Life loves to be taken by the lapel
and told: I’m with you kid, let’s go.
- Maya Angelou
Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating usually involving the underarms, palms or feet. Often these areas are treated with topical medications. However, when medical grade antiperspirants are not effective Botox is the next step.
Botox reduces or eliminates sweating by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When effective, sweat is not produced or is greatly reduced in the treated areas. The production of excessive sweat stops only in the areas treated.
In a medical study, 81% achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating. Botox is not a cure as the treatment has to be repeated at intervals. In more than half the patients the effectiveness lasted 7 months, however duration of up to 2 years were not uncommon. Sweating returns gradually and usually the patient knows when it is time to return to the doctor.
Schedule a Botos for Hyper Hydrosis consultation by calling our office: (801)363-3356
The best way to treat acne marks is by preventing them during the healing process. You should ideally target the acne and use a spot treatment that will prevent your skin from breaking out further. Avoid picking and squeezing breakouts and blackheads. You increase the chance of permanent marks when you pick because of the trauma you inflicted on your skin.
Choose the right products: AHAs such as Glycolic Acid is excellent for reducing the appearance of acne scars. Kojic Acid and vitamin-C are also believed to reduce scarring.
Never forget sun protection: Exposing acne scars to the harmful UV rays of the sun will darken it all the more. The rays of the sun stimulate pigment-producing cells, which make the scars much more noticeable.
Treat hyper-pigmentation by applying Kojic Acid. It encourages skin discoloration to lighten by helping to inhibit the formation of pigment in the skin’s cells.
Don’t over-scrub: Scarring takes place when you use exfoliating agents too often. The rough granules, which are used to get rid of blackheads, irritate acne and lead to scarring.
Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment, sparkling like
a star in our hand - and melting like
a snowflake. - Francis Bacon, Sr.
Kiss your life. Accept it,
Just as it is.
So that those moments
of happiness you’re
waiting for don’t pass you by.