Survey Shows The Highs And Lows In Celebrity Style
again, an annual survey names top celebrity styles--and the
stars that fell short of fabulous.
A recent survey conducted by MarketTools,
Inc., for Sally Beauty Supply, found that women love the
luscious locks of Jennifer Aniston but may be more interested in
watching for the outrageous hairstyles of the over-the-top Lady
In the men's category, George Clooney rose to the top of the
pack for the second year in a row, while dreadlocked rapper Lil'
Wayne was rated as the worst.
Kelly Ripa's tresses won her the
title of best tressed in the talk
show hostess category and Halle Berry's short do inspired the
most people to chop off their own.
Participants in the Sally Beauty Best
Tressed Survey also talked about their own styling
- 45 percent of women have more than 10 beauty products.
- More than 20 percent of women wear a hair accessory a
few times a week.
- 31 percent of women wash their hair every other day.
- 56 percent of women color their hair either in the salon
or at home.
- Over 55 percent of women work out without makeup on.
- 32 percent of women spend an average of 10 minutes on
their hair every day.
The survey was commissioned by the largest retailer of
professional beauty supplies in the world, Sally Beauty, with
over 2,900 stores that offer the salon professional and the
consumer over 6,000 salon-quality products for hair, nail and
For more information, visit
www.SallyBeauty.com or call (800) ASK-SALLY.
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TIPS ON TRIPS
(NAPSI)-Whether they're on the road for business or pleasure,
novice trip takers could benefit from the advice of seasoned
travelers such as Ryan Bingham, a character played by actor
George Clooney in Paramount Pictures' recently released film "Up
in the Air". The film, directed by Jason
Reitman, is a compelling story set within a world of
"When I traveled constantly for work, I found that there was
something intriguing about a life on the road--you find a
subculture of people who spend countless hours on planes and in
hotel rooms and turn travel into a sport, often solely for the
thrill of it. The main character in 'Up in the Air' is one of
those passionate travelers, and travel is a powerful setting for
the story," Reitman said.
Not everyone can have the travel perks that come with
Bingham's millions of frequent-flyer miles; however, travelers
looking to get the inside scoop on how to travel well can go to
Web sites such as
FlyerTalk.com to listen to what the community of real-life
expert travelers is saying.
"Many people who are looking to plan a trip often don't
realize that with a little online research and a few phone
calls, they can find ways to make their trips more convenient
and affordable," said
FlyerTalk.com blogger "Canarsie."
"Traveler blogs are a great place to find and share hints on how
to get the most out of frequent-flyer miles or find a hotel."
Here are a few tips from well-traveled
bloggers that may help:
- Find Out What's Free--Ask the hotel concierge or look at
the local papers to find out about free concerts, free days
at museums, street fairs and the like.
- Prepare For Your Arrival--Use the Web to prearrange for
comfort foods, bathrobes, birthday balloons or even an extra
refrigerator to be waiting in your hotel room such as Hilton
Hotels' Requests Upon Arrival service. You can create your
own personalized experience before leaving home.
- Call the Hotel Before You Travel--Speaking directly to
someone who is an employee at the hotel property at which
you are staying may yield unpublished or unadvertised
information, such as special discounted room rates,
amenities or promotions. It does not hurt to ask, and you
have nothing to lose.
- Airport Parking--Use an off-site airport parking lot
instead of the parking lot on the airport grounds if you
plan to drive your car to the airport. Off-site parking lots
are often less expensive and have free transportation for
the short trip between the parking lot and the airport. To
reduce the cost of parking further, many off-site parking
lots have coupons on their Web sites. Some even offer free
amenities such as drinks, newspapers or bonus miles or
- Drive Smart--Check with your insurance agent to see if
your current plan covers auto rentals. If it does, save
yourself the cost of the insurance at the rental counter.
Also, check with the financial institution that issued your
credit card to find out if rental car insurance coverage is
part of the cardmember benefits.
- Remain Loyal--Follow the path of Ryan Bingham in "Up in
the Air" by using loyalty programs. Hilton
HHonors, one of Bingham's
preferred travel programs, helps him bypass hotel check-in
lines and enjoy special amenities, such as upgraded rooms,
complimentary breakfast, executive lounge access, or bonus
- Get Out Of Line--If you're traveling internationally,
the U.S. Customs Global Entry program could allow you to
bypass lengthy passport-processing lines. Participants who
are preapproved by Customs and deemed "safe travelers" can
instead quickly be processed through kiosks that scan
fingerprints and passports and ask customs declaration
- Don't Part With Your Pet--Some hotels let guests bring
certain pets along so you save the cost of a kennel--and you
and your furry friend may have more fun, too.
- Leave The Laptop--If you'll have access to a computer at
your destination, use your MP3 player, iPod or flash drive
to transport files from your computer. That way you can save
the trouble of carrying a laptop on trips and unpacking it
at security checkpoints. Also, many hotels have business
centers that are equipped with computers, printers,
telephones and office supplies.
- Book Early and Save--Check with your hotel to see if it
offers deals when you book in advance. Some chains, such as
Hilton Hotels, offer advance-purchase rates that let
travelers save up to 20 percent off of the best available
rate when they book ahead of time. Taking advantage of these
offers can be a smart way to cut costs if you have a set
travel schedule or plan to host standing annual, quarterly
and/or monthly conferences.
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NBA Star With Asthma Tyson Chandler
Teams Up With Dr. Melina Jampolis To
Raise Awareness About The Importance Of Fitness In Children,
Particularly Those With Asthma
star Tyson Chandler of the Charlotte Bobcats was diagnosed with
asthma in 2004, though it's clear that with the right
management, this condition hasn't gotten in the way of his
physical fitness. As an ambassador for the inaugural 2009-2010
NBA FIT/WNBA FIT Challenge, Tyson has teamed up with fitness and
nutrition expert, Dr. Melina Jampolis
to raise awareness about the importance of fitness for today's
youth, particularly for those who have asthma and may avoid
The NBA FIT/WNBA FIT Challenge is a nationwide competition
for boys and girls ages 14 and under that encourages
participants to maintain active and fit lifestyles through
time-based fitness courses. The NBA FIT/WNBA FIT Challenge also
aims to raise awareness about asthma and proper asthma
management. As part of their involvement, Tyson and Dr.
Jampolis hope to motivate children
and their parents to engage in an active lifestyle and if they
have asthma, to discuss an appropriate plan of action with their
Today, about 17 percent of children between the ages of 6 and
19 are overweight--more than double the proportion since 1980.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
children and teens need 60 minutes of activity a day for their
health. These facts are important for all children, but
particularly important for those who have asthma-a disease
affecting over 6 million children in the United States. For up
to 80 percent of asthma patients, exercise can act as a trigger
for their condition, which may discourage parents from allowing
their child to be active. The fact is that, when controlled,
asthma should not get in the way of their child participating in
exercise or physical activities.
Both Tyson and Dr. Jampolis want
to help raise awareness among parents of children with asthma
that the disease does not need to get in the way of their
overall fitness. "A child should be able to engage in regular
physical activity in their daily life and with the right
management, asthma should not be an obstacle. Parents need to
talk with their child's doctor about managing the condition so
their child can enjoy an active and fit lifestyle," said Dr.
Tyson Chandler is living proof that, with the right
management, one can enjoy an active and fit lifestyle even when
diagnosed with asthma. He hopes that his personal story will
help inspire people with asthma to be active. "Dr.
Jampolis and I are thrilled to be
talking about the importance of children's fitness, particularly
for kids with asthma who may think they don't have a chance to
play sports or be active," said Chandler. "Physical fitness is
so important to a child's health and happiness. I hope my
experience as an NBA player serves as an example of how active
one can be, even with a condition like asthma, and helps
children never give up on their dreams."
There are many ways that parents can help their children have
an active and fit life even when dealing with asthma:
- Create a fitness routine for your child where they can
decide what kinds of exercises they enjoy and would like to
- Encourage your child to take part in organized
activities and team sports as this will guarantee structured
exercise in your child's life.
- Explore how much exercise your child is getting at
school and make sure to count this towards their daily
routine. Even an active recess or class trip can count
- Set up active play dates with your child's classmates so
exercise can be incorporated with playtime.
- At the end of the week, evaluate the exercise that your
child has accomplished and ensure that it adds up to
approximately 60 minutes per day.
- Try to make fitness a family affair. Plan activities
like going for a bike ride, playing tag or football in the
park instead of going to the movies on weekends.
- Before starting any exercise routine or program, parents
should talk to their child's doctor.
Parents of children with asthma should understand their
child's condition and educate themselves on asthma control. To
learn more about their child's condition, parents should speak
with their child's doctor. They can also access an online asthma
www.ASTHMyths.com, to find out more about some of the common
myths and facts about asthma. To learn more about how physical
fitness can benefit children with or without asthma and for fun
tips to keep families fit, visit
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Movies theaters reign as America's favorite entertainment
(NAPSI)-Long gone are the days of heading off to the movie
theater just to catch the latest flick. Once upon a time, the
movie theater was only a venue to view films and munch on
popcorn. Today, as movie theater chains experiment with special
programs, a whole host of new alternative content can be seen on
the big screen. The movie theater has become the premier
entertainment destination where Americans can immerse themselves
in the worlds of art, politics, sports and more.
Screenvision, the world's
foremost cinema advertising company, is leading the pack in
transforming the theatergoing experience. The company provides
theaters with a wide array of intriguing programming ranging
from operas and live baseball games to documentaries and
children's films. Moviegoers could witness President Barack
Obama's Inaugural Address on the big screen in January 2009 and
celebrate the New York Yankees' 27th World Series win with the
Official World Series Film in November 2009.
Screenvision also prides itself on
bringing the arts to the public, including screening operas from
the famous Italian opera house La Scala.
Special programming has been expanded by
Screenvision to incorporate in-theater gaming in which
audience members physically participate in entertaining motion-
or audio-based games during the preshow.
We might not all have the opportunity to listen to the
inaugural address live or root for a team at a World Series
game, but the size of a movie theater screen, the digital
surround sound and the excitement of the crowd around you makes
it feel like you are actually there, capturing the thrilling
essence of the live event.
And start your engines, NASCAR fans! Starting in early 2010,
Screenvision will present original
NASCAR content including racing highlights, top moments, driver
profiles, behind-the-scenes vignettes and fan tributes to over
15,000 screens nationwide.
Advances in digital cinema have made these types of
alternative programs easy to present and enable the content to
be broadcast in the highest definition and crispest sound that
only a theater experience can provide.
Screenvision will continue to
expand its offerings through 2010 and beyond. By acquiring the
rights to such diverse programming,
Screenvision has transformed the movie theater into a
gathering place to enjoy more than just movies.
Screenvision's programs are
available at various times and locations throughout the
Screenvision cinema advertising
network of over 15,500 screens in over 2,400 theaters across all
50 states. Participating theaters include Carmike Cinemas,
National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures, Harkins Theatres,
Mann Theatres, Clearview Cinemas and
Pacific Theatres and many more. You can check out your local
theater schedule--for more than just movies.
For more information on Screenvision,
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Football Legend Joe Theismann
Advises Seniors to Find the AAAnswers
Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a ballooning of the abdominal aorta,
the artery that carries blood from the heart to the lower part
of the body. AAA is a potentially life-threatening condition
unless diagnosed early and successfully treated by a
specialty-trained vascular surgeon. Research suggests more than
1 million people are living with an undiagnosed AAA.
The risk for AAA increases if you:
- Are over the age of 60
- Are male
- Smoke or have smoked more than 100 cigarettes
- Have a family history of AAA
- Have clogged arteries
- Have high blood pressure
- Have high cholesterol.
If you or a loved one is at risk, speak with your doctor
about a simple noninvasive screening test. If an AAA is
diagnosed, see a vascular surgeon who is best skilled to treat
your condition with medication, minimally invasive procedures
or, in the most severe cases, surgery. Go to
www.VascularWeb.org to learn more about AAA.
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Slow Down In Your Silver Years?
Only When You Want To, Says
Jones, best known for her roles in movies such as the musical
"Oklahoma!" and the television series "The Partridge Family,"
refuses to let joint discomfort slow her down. In her 70s, the
beautiful actress has danced in two Broadway musicals, "42nd
Street" and "Carousel."
She does what she can to stay in shape so she can enjoy
life--whether it's dancing in a musical or taking a quiet walk
on the beach.
"I work at that now more than I ever thought I would," said
Jones. "And I don't have much patience with elaborate workout
programs, even elaborate pill or liquid and powder schedules."
Jones describes herself as a "magic bullet" girl and she's
sure she has found the fastest way to reduce the joint
discomfort that might keep a less motivated person from dancing
"It's a supplement called Move Free Advanced," she said. "And
so far, it's given me back what Father Time took away so I can
enjoy my simple 'dropout' time and be fresh and ready when the
red carpet calls again."
Finding ways to relax and commune with nature is easy for
Jones. "Show me the rushing fall, an empty beach, a blazing
sunset, a ride through nowhere with someone you love, a quiet
day free of phone calls and grass mowers and auto growls and all
but the air and sky and the sweet music of absolute quietude and
The daily supplement for joint health that helps keep her
happy and ache-free is Move Free Advanced, which has been
clinically tested. It combines two unique ingredients--Uniflex
and Joint Fluid--with glucosamine and chondroitin, to support
Joints start to feel better within seven days, which is
faster than with products that only contain glucosamine and
chrondroitin and that can take up to
six weeks to start working.
Nutritionists such as Dr. Luke Bucci,
author of "Healing Arthritis the Natural Way," recommend
exercise, good nutrition and daily supplements as the best
course of action for treating stiff or achy joints.
You can learn more by calling (866) 829-7509 or visiting
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