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Nail Salons Hide Human Trafficking Victims

Plus, Chrissy Teigen gets Skittled, One Direction sprays us with its fragrance, and all the top stories of the day

• When most of us think of human trafficking we think of forced prostitution and hard labor, but a new study from the UK's Sunday Times found that a growing number of UK nail salons are run by human traffickers from Vietnam. The report found a large number of undocumented Vietnamese nail salon workers, many of whom work in salons during the day, and then are forced into prostitution in the evenings. It's one of the reasons that manicures have become so affordable, say economists, and it's also a terrible arbiter of the far-reaching spread of human trafficking. [Source]

Transformers actress Megan Fox is the face of Instinct, Avon's new his and her fragrances. The "fruity floral" (her) and "woody aromatic" (him) fragrances will launch this fall in Europe, followed by the U.S. and other regions in 2014. Source

• You wanted to see model Chrissy Tiegen pelted by a thousand Skittles, didn't you? Good, because that is a thing that happened. [Source]

• One Direction -- Harry, Ron Weasley, Peter, Chauncy and the cute one -- have a new fragrance out, and it is the biggest thing that ever happened. It's called Our Moment, which likely refers to that time when they all collectively farted in a bottle and marketed that scent to teenage girls and their moms. But I'm getting ahead of myself, because it's not even out yet, but there's a waiting list at Harrods for a bottle. And a line! A line of fans are camped out in front of the department store, waiting to smell like Gregor, Alfred and the rest of the gang. It supposedly smells like grapefruit and berries. Great. [Source]

• Woman with the longest dreadlocks ever says she's never, ever going to cut them. Good for you lady, but it can't be easy to walk around with 39 pounds of hair. Asha Mandela credits her hair getting her through two heart attacks, cancer and two strokes. "Cutting it would be equivalent to suicide," she said. [Source]

• As an obsessive cuticle biter, the idea of cuticle manicure art makes me feel uncomfortable. And yet! Someone has yes, created something called Rad Nails Cuticle Tattoos, which are sticky "tattoos" that you put on below the nail on the cuticle area. These would last five seconds with me, but if you have more self control, by all means. [Source]

• Can you massage away face wrinkles? In 30 minutes or less each day? Prove it! (Okay) [Source]


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