Now, can you get more “organic” than that? What seems to be a modern-day fatal fascination with vampires and blood has just spilled over from the realm of fantasy lit for teens — ”Interview with a Vampire,” the “Twilight series” — and TV fare (“True Blood”) to fashion and…scent.
Yes, scent, or to be more precise: perfumes.
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High heels stress muscles, pose injury risk—and change the way future women will walk?
If, over the next millennia, women will continue to use high-heeled shoes as modern women do, women in the future may evolve a tottering gait, walking with shorter, more forceful strides than men, with their feet perpetually in a flexed, toes-pointed position.
The long-term consequences of walking this way are yet unknown but will certainly be far-reaching and profound—not unlike the significant outcomes of Australopithecus afarensis hominids beginning to walk upright rather than in a crouched position like their distant cousins, the apes.
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Baking Soda Teeth Whitener: Safe or Very Bad for Your Enamel? When you brush your teeth with baking soda, you are dissolving your teeth enamel. So instead of flashing your pearly whites, you will eventually end up with darker teeth.
Professor Andrew Eder, clinical director of the London Tooth Wear Centre, warns of the dangers of using DIY (do it yourself) teeth whitening products. “Household baking soda is an abrasive, so that with repeated use the white enamel may be worn away and leave teeth browner and with increased sensitivity. Salt crystals will scratch the enamel. Any treatment involving acid is particularly harmful,” he tells the Daily Mail.
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