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Erin Hamlin clinches USA’s first individual luge medal – USA TODAY

Erin Hamlin celebrates after clinching the bronze medal.(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Hamlin earns bronze, finishing third behind two German stars Hamlin had not medaled throughout the World Cup season Natalie Geisenberger won gold; Tatjana Hufner took silver KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — College football coaches sometimes call an important victory a program win. USA Luge had its program win Tuesday when Erin Hamlin claimed bronze in women’s…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

USA-Canada is the ‘Stanley Cup’ of women’s hockey – USA TODAY

Says Monique Lamoureux: “Any game against Canada, whether you are playing in Timbuktu, with no one in the stands, or playing in front of 12,000 or 15,000 people, you get up for it.”(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) SOCHI, Russia — When the USA meets Canada in women’s hockey Wednesday (7:30 a.m., ET, NBC Sports Network), it means absolutely nothing and everything all at once. Regardless of what happens, the…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Team USA Olympic speed skaters will race in "world’s fastest suit" – CBS News

Team USA’s long-track speed skaters will be sporting some of the most high-tech apparel the sport has ever seen as they take the ice at  the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Mach39 speed skating skins are the culmination of a two-year partnership between Under Armour and Lockheed Martin. “One of the simplest things you can do to make apparel faster is to make sure it fits…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Power rankings: Who’ll win Olympic hockey gold – USA TODAY

Canada won Olympic hockey gold in 2010. The 2014 tournament is very up in the air.(Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY Sports) SOCHI, Russia — Predicting Olympic hockey can be more difficult than predicting the NHL playoffs. The tournament is over in a flash, goaltending is critical and the impact of injuries is compounded. In fact, some potentially devastating injuries took place before teams even hopped on flights, with Sweden…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ban sought on plastic microbeads commonly used in cosmetics – CBS News

New York state seeks to become the first in the nation to ban plastic microbeads commonly found in cosmetics after the tiny plastic beads have been found accumulating at “alarmingly high levels”  in New York waterways. Microbeads are commonly used as an abrasive in over 100 products, including facial scrubs, soaps, shampoo and toothpaste.  The Microbead-Free Waters Act, which was introduced Tuesday, would prohibit the production, manufacture, distribution and…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lorde Wears No Makeup and Acne Cream to Bed, Instagrams Typical Teenage … – E! Online

Instagram Most 17-year-olds don’t have Grammy Awards, but most 17-year-olds do have pimples. Lorde is no exception to this unfortunate fact of teenage life (which carries on into adulthood for some of us), and she’s not ashamed of it…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bethenny Frankel Poses Without Makeup! – E! Online

Twitter Kelly Ripa may have started a new trend. The 43-year-old TV personality co-hosted last Thursday’s episode of Live! With Kelly and Michael without makeup. Ripa explained that she’d lost a Super Bowl bet to Michael Strahan, and as…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

18 Fashion and Makeup Mistakes That Age You – Yahoo Lifestyle UK

Haven’t updated your look since college? That might make you look older, not younger. | Health.com Your choice of clothing and cosmetics can highlight your sense of style, compliment your best features, and keep you looking fresh and full of life. But sometimes these decisions can backfire: an ill-fitting dress that stretches and sags in all the wrong places, or a shade of makeup that accentuates fine lines and wrinkles….

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Make Cold Process Organic Soap With Your Loved One For Valentine’s Day! – San Francisco Chronicle

For Valentine’s Day, do something different with your loved one:learn how to make your own organic soap – it’s fun! You will be guided through the entire soap making process:1. choosing your ingredients – all are certified organic!2. determining your recipe on a soap calculator3. safety procedures4. making your soap On Valentine’s Day, Blue Dot Organics has a 3-Hr Cold Process Soap Making Class. $90/person. Refreshments and snacks will be…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

USA-Canada is the ‘Stanley Cup’ of women’s hockey – USA TODAY

Says Monique Lamoureux: “Any game against Canada, whether you are playing in Timbuktu, with no one in the stands, or playing in front of 12,000 or 15,000 people, you get up for it.”(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports) SOCHI, Russia – When the USA meets Canada in women’s hockey Wednesday (7:30 a.m., ET, NBC Sports Network), it means absolutely nothing and everything all at once. Regardless of what happens, the…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Erin Hamlin clinches USA’s first individual luge medal – USA TODAY

Erin Hamlin celebrates after clinching the bronze medal.(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Hamlin earns bronze, finishing third behind two German stars Hamlin had not medaled throughout the World Cup season Natalie Geisenberger won gold; Tatjana Hufner took silver KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — College football coaches sometimes call an important victory a program win. USA Luge had its program win Tuesday when Erin Hamlin claimed bronze in women’s…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Team USA Olympic speed skaters will race in "world’s fastest suit" – CBS News

Team USA’s long-track speed skaters will be sporting some of the most high-tech apparel the sport has ever seen as they take the ice at  the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Mach39 speed skating skins are the culmination of a two-year partnership between Under Armour and Lockheed Martin. “One of the simplest things you can do to make apparel faster is to make sure it fits…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Team USA sweeps gold medals In slopestyle snowboarding – W*USA 9

Feb 9, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Jamie Anderson (USA) reacts after receiving her gold medal in the medal ceremony for the ladies’ snowboard slopestyle during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Medals Plaza. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports(Photo: Kevin Liles Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports) SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Matthias Mayer shut his eyes for a moment, his day’s work over. If he had trouble believing what had just happened…

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bruce Jenner emerges after Adam’s apple surgery with bouffant hair – Daily Mail

By George Stark PUBLISHED: 19:14 EST, 10 February 2014 | UPDATED: 13:37 EST, 11 February 2014 He appeared frail when leaving a clinic after undergoing surgery to decrease his Adam’s Apple last month. But on Monday, Bruce Jenner was the picture of health (and style) as he showed off the results of the surgery and a new blonder and thicker hair ‘do. Bruce strutted along confidently in a baby blue…

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bruce Jenner V. Kylie Jenner: Battle Of The Ombre Hair – Hollywood Life

Bruce Jenner showed the Kardashian and Jenner sisters that he will not be upstaged! The patriarch of the family emerged on Feb. 10 with a new set of lightened locks. The newly ombred Olympian is going to give the girls a run for their money! What do you think of his new ‘do? The Kardashian sisters have been ditching their signature dark hair recently and adding some color. Khloe Kardashian…

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Madison Reed: Making it Much Easier to Dye Your Hair at Home – ABC News

Newlywed Woman Dies BASE Jumping in Utah

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NY legislation would ban plastic bits in cosmetics – Sacramento Bee

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York could become the first state in the nation to outlaw the sale of cosmetic products containing tiny plastic scrubbing beads that have been accumulating by the tens of millions in the Great Lakes. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposed the legislation to be introduced on Tuesday. He says the plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries and accumulate toxic chemicals that could enter…

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Make Cold Process Organic Soap With Your Loved One For Valentine’s Day! – San Francisco Chronicle

For Valentine’s Day, do something different with your loved one:learn how to make your own organic soap – it’s fun! You will be guided through the entire soap making process:1. choosing your ingredients – all are certified organic!2. determining your recipe on a soap calculator3. safety procedures4. making your soap On Valentine’s Day, Blue Dot Organics has a 3-Hr Cold Process Soap Making Class. $90/person. Refreshments and snacks will be…

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Erin Hamlin clinches USA’s first individual luge medal – USA TODAY

Erin Hamlin celebrates after clinching the bronze medal.(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Hamlin earns bronze, finishing third behind two German stars Hamlin had not medaled throughout the World Cup season Natalie Geisenberger won gold; Tatjana Hufner took silver KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — A medal for USA Luge’s Erin Hamlin was more realistic in Vancouver four years ago, not here in the shadow of the stunning Caucasus Mountains….

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

USA TODAY Sports’ NCAA tournament Bracketology – USA TODAY

Duke Blue Devils forward Jabari Parker (1) dunks the ball against the Boston College Eagles during the second half at Silvio O. Conte Forum.(Photo: Mark L. Baer, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Syracuse, Arizona, Florida and Wichita State are projected No. 1 seeds Kansas, Villanova, Michigan State and San Diego State are projected No. 2 seeds Creighton, Iowa State, Duke and Michigan are projected No. 3 seeds Last 5 in:…

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014