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  • It's a surefire way to turn a few heads: neon streaks cascading down shoulders, bright pinks, blues and greens. It certainly isn't your mother's night-on-the-town style, but it's a trend teenagers and celebs have been taking to.

    It's hair chalk.

    From Christina Aguilera's ever-changing hairdos on "The Voice" to the million-plus view videos on YouTube teaching girls how to DIY chalk their hair, feathers are out and chalk is clearly in.

    We met up with Jessica Swanson, a hairstylist in New York. "Hair chalk has been around for about a year and a half now, but it's been a huge trend this summer." And why not? It's simple. Style hair, add chalk, then spray with hairspray. Done.

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  • Orgasm After Menopause?

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    It is said that things get better with age, but many wonder if that is true in the bedroom. We asked sex and relationship experts to find out if there is still hot sex after the hot flashes.

    As you age your body changes and, in some cases, so do your orgasms. Dr. Hilda Hutcherson explained that as the estrogen and testosterone levels go down with age, many women find that their orgasms may not be as intense as they were in their younger years.

    “(After menopause) it takes longer to experience orgasm, and when you have it, it is not that intense,” said Dr. Hutcherson

    But hope is not lost. Along with age, comes experience and some women find that they can enjoy their sex lives even more in their later years.

    “They are more confident in themselves as sexual beings, they know about the parts of their bodies, they know what works for them, they are able to focus on pleasure so for some menopausal women it can get better,” said Dr. Hutcherson.

    There is still a sex life to be

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  • August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, meant to shed light on the skin condition that is said to affect 125 million people worldwide. For many sufferers of Psoriasis, and other similar diseases like Eczema or Seborrhea, there is a social stigma associated with their condition that may make them reluctant to discuss it. But staying silent about these common skin disorders could lead to more serious, even life-threatening conditions according to New York based Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day.

    While the visible symptoms are typically red, irritated skin due to the rapid turnover of skin cells, Dr. Day warns that this may be an indicator of much more.

    “People with psoriasis may have a higher risk of lymphoma,” says Day, “Psoriasis is a pro-inflammatory condition, it could also affect the vessels and the heart and can lead to an increase risk of heart disease and heart attack.”

    In addition to these severe risks, many sufferers also tend to see an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension and

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