Stories by Sarah Carrillo

This Is Our Nightmare: Woman Has Extreme Reaction to Routine Facial

Beauty rule No. 1: Never get a new facial treatment before a big event. The reason? If you haven't tried it before, you can't know if your skin will have a bad reaction, like redness or a breakout.   read more


New Diet Alert: Women Are Sewing Patches on Their Tongues So They Can't Eat

Go ahead and file this one under horrifying-new-weight loss-trends: The Tongue Patch Diet.

How does it work? Well, your friendly neighborhood plastic surgeon applies a postage stamp-sized piece of mesh to the surface of your tongue. The result? Eating becomes horribly painful, so you're forced to give up solid food and stick to a liquid diet.   read more


The Newest Facial Ingredient Is ... Custard?

I thought we'd seen it all when it came to facials: blood, placenta, bird poop, 24 Karat Gold. But now the four-star Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa in England is adding another treatment to the dear-god-why list: the Manchester Tart facial.   read more


Vegetarians Live Longer, Coffee Makes You Fat, and Other Health News You Need to Read

In this week's surprising nutrition news ...

• Vegetarians might live longer than meat eaters. OK, maybe this one isn't a total shocker given the super powers of veggies, but still, a very large study found vegetarians and vegans have a 12 percent lower risk of death than nonvegetarians. More surprising: Men may benefit more from a vegetarian diet than women. Might be time to make Meatless Mondays mandatory for your dude. (Source)   read more


One Crucial Style Lesson We Learned from the CFDA Awards

As you might expect, at the 2013 CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards, it is all about the dresses, the shoes, and the accessories. Celebrities, models, and designers go all out to show support to the Guccis, Pradas and even the smaller guys -- Phillip Lim, Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler.   read more


Someone Actually Paid $15,000 for These Melons

Would you ever consider an apple or a bag of cherries a luxury? In Japan they are, considering that apple will run you about $25 and the cherries about $100, and you have to buy them at a specialty fruit shop.   read more


New Study Says You'd Rather Look Cute for Your Girlfriends Than Your Guy

"Sexy Hairstyles for Date Night," "Makeup Looks Men Love," "Dresses That'll Drive Him Wild." You see these stories in magazines all the time -- heck, we've even written a few.   read more


Makeup? Plastic Surgery? What's Going on with Portia de Rossi's Face?

After seven years and endless pleading online, "Arrested Development" is back! Post-premiere, I expected the Internet to flood with gifs of Buster, Gob, and the rest of the family, but instead everyone seems obsessed with one thing: Lindsay Bluth-Fünke's (played by Portia de Rossi) face.   read more


Attached to Your Baby? (Like, Really Attached?) There's a Workout for That

Newborns are kind of a pain. Yes, they're cute and you love them and all, but gah -- a girl's gotta eat/brush her teeth/hit the gym at some point, right?   read more


Another Reason to Love Target: Cheap Wedding Dresses

Balking at the idea of buying a wedding dress, a box of Tampax, and a garden hose all in the same shopping trip? We understand the hesitation.   read more


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