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You can't just judge a nail polish by its color. You have to consider its name, too.
It's so gross-looking you're really tempted to prick it and let out the ooze. But what would a doctor say?
If you're one of those people who can't resist putting your fingers to work when you spot a pimple on your face, there's a scientific reason for why it feels so good.
Dry — or ashy — skin is the subject of many comedians' jokes, but it's no laughing matter. Find out why almost anyone can get it and how to treat it.
Millennials are crazy about lip fillers, and it seems we have Kylie Jenner to thank.
It's super-weird that a bruise changes from deep purple to green to yellow during the healing process. What causes this?
Today it's second nature to paint your fingernails and toenails. But it's been a long road to get here.
It's rare but you could find some of those tiny bugs crawling around in your beard. So how did they get there and how you get rid of them?
Are you morning or an evening person? Showerwise, that is. Experts and ordinary Joes weigh in on which is better.
SPF30 will protect more like SPF 15 if you don't apply as much sunscreen as the experts recommend. And a study showed that most people put on far too little. But what's the right amount anyway?
A new study found that black women are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the hair care products they use — often unknowingly.
From thin to thick and back again, we take a pictorial look at eyebrow fashion over the last 100 years.
The American Academy of Pediatrics weighs in for the first time on the safety of tattoos and piercings for teenagers.
Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have made a connection in mice between late-night eating and an increased risk of sunburn.
Though sunscreen has protected our skin for decades, scientists still have questions about the intricacies of its photoprotective properties.
A tattoo artist created 18 pieces of art inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope. Our Fw:Thinking host Jonathan Strickland now sports one of them on his back.
Scientists have long known that people who get acne early in their lives are rewarded with younger-looking skin in later years. Now, they've found one reason why.
You can grow your nails to some serious lengths, but would you want to?
Although everyone itches, the reasoning behind it has puzzled scientists for decades. They're also trying to figure out why scratching an itch relieves it — and feels so good.
A startup is developing a nonpermanent tattoo that can be applied with the same technique and equipment that traditional tattoo artists use. You could snag one in 2017.
Blackout tattoos were once reserved for things like covering up the name of your short-lived (but very passionate) crush you had inscribed on your body. No longer.
A new study indicates having lots of tats might mean a healthy immune system.
Recent findings showed that nearly all U.S.-based lice were drug-resistant. Should we panic, yet?
A recent study of U.S. college students found that women with four or more tattoos had higher self-esteem than female participants with fewer or no tattoos. Who knew?
If you could ditch your tired, old, plastic blade for a laser razor, would you?
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