Waxing may be painful, but it lasts much longer than shaving or hair removal creams. See more pictures of personal hygiene practices. Adam Gault/Digital Vision/Getty Images Waxing can often be a welcome alternative to the daily task of shaving your legs. Waxing hurts, but considering the fact that you're ripping off mass quantities of hair, it's no surprise there's pain involved. But one of the benefits of waxing is that it can last for weeks -- much longer than many other hair removal techniques. Shaving removes hair at the surface of the skin, and hair removal creams remove hair just below the skin's surface. Waxing, on the other hand, removes hair completely from the hair follicle, which is why it takes hair a while to grow back. In fact, many people can wait weeks before heading back to the salon to get their legs waxed [source: Roberts-Grey]. Most salons offer half-leg waxes -- for hair above or below the knee -- and full-leg waxes. A half-leg wax takes about 30 minutes, … [Read more...] about How often should I wax my legs?
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Darkness falls across the land; the midnight hour is close at hand. Also: The last handful of network premieres, a cauldron’s worth of spooky streaming options, and an encore from the people who brought you 2007’s boldest and most groundbreaking addition to the modern TV canon. We speak, of course, of Flight Of The Conchords. (What, did you think we meant Matt Weiner and all the Mad Men alums who worked on The Romanoffs?) October 1 The Neighborhood (CBS, 8 p.m.) As in “There goes…”: Cedric The Entertainer plays Calvin Butler, a man who takes pride in his barbecue technique, his auto-repair shop, and his family’s deep roots in a historically black Los Angeles neighborhood. At least that was the block’s demographic makeup until the Johnsons, an eager-to-please white family from Michigan, moved in next door. The cast is stacked—sitcom veterans Tichina Arnold, Max Greenfield, and Beth Behrs; Sheaun McKinney and Marcel Spears, last seen … [Read more...] about Witches, haunted houses, and a few non-horror shows coming to TV this October
Other than a weekend flea market that draws a decent crowd, things are pretty quiet at the corner of U.S. 183 and FM 812 in southeast Austin. There’s a VFW post, a small Circle K gas station and scattered Mexican restaurants. Not much directly lines the highway, either, except for dirt roads and some high grasses that could be a vibrant green or a stiff, dead brown depending on the time of the year. But if you look down the gravel road leading to that flea market and strain your eyes just enough, some faint white lines will come into view—lines that used to mark the lanes on a race track. Not far underneath the low-flying airplanes descending into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport lies the old quarter-mile Longhorn Speedway, a former local short track which resides, defunct and wilting from age, under five miles away from Circuit of The Americas—the shiny, new 3.427-mile international motorsports facility that hosted nearly 270,000 spectators over its Formula … [Read more...] about The Tale Of Longhorn Speedway, The Forgotten Ghost Track In The Shadow Of Circuit Of The Americas
What if you never cut your hair? ©iStockphoto.com/DomenicoGelermo Typical human hair consists of the hair shaft, which sticks out from the skin, and the root, which is sunk in a follicle, or pit, beneath the skin's surface. Except for a few growing cells at the base of the root, the hair is dead tissue and made up of keratin and related proteins. The hair follicle is a tube-like pocket of the epidermis that encloses a small section of the dermis at its base. Cells divide rapidly at the base of the follicle to form human hair. As the cells push upward from the follicle's base, they harden and undergo pigmentation. And, voilà, you have hair. OK, so this process happens over and over again. You're probably thinking that if you never cut your hair, it would just grow and grow and who knows how long it would be. It's not that simple. Your hair actually doesn't just grow and grow. At any given time, some of your roots (about 15 percent or so) are actually on a growth hiatus. … [Read more...] about What if I never cut my hair?
How do you like to wear your fingernails? Whether you prefer them elongated, clipped to the quick or occasionally chewed, you may have wondered how long they would grow if you left them alone. And by "left alone," we mean for a really, really long time. As our Brainstuff video host Josh Clark explains in the video above, discovering the lengths to which fingernails can grow is an inexact science bolstered only by those who have spent years grooming their fingernails into winding, coiling lengths. Long fingernails in Havana, Cuba. Doug Steakley/Getty Images First, though, let's take a closer look at how fingernails work. Each fingernail is made of keratin, a strong substance that also comprises hair. A fingernail has five parts: • Nail plate: the visible part of the fingernail, commonly what we refer to as the fingernail • Nail folds: the skin on each side of the nail plate • Cuticle: a protective layer of tissue at the bottom of the fingernail that covers new … [Read more...] about How Long Can Human Fingernails Grow?