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In this dispatch from the field, Vanguard correspondent Adam Yamaguchi goes to a Tokyo nail salon to get his nails done in a popular local style -- acrylic "sushi" designs.
"Sushi to the Slaughter" premieres Tuesday, July 12 at 9/8c.
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Getting truly natural nails is a chore. Between the ingredients in nail polish and remover, we’re putting some serious chemicals on our cuticles. (Sure, we could just leave them alone, but what’s the fun in that?) And don’t even get us started on the dangers of manicure drying lamps and more.
link: http://www.ecosalon.com/best-product-for-cuticles-jr-watkins-hand-and-cuticle-salve/Getting truly natural nails is a chore. Between the ingredients in nail polish and... more
by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
Image courtesy of Flickr user idsartha, via Creative Commons LicenseLast week, the Obama administration preemptively caved to the anti-choice lobby by declaring that new high-risk insurance pools, a byproduct of recent health care legislation, will not cover abortions, even if states or patients pay for that coverage with their own money. Under health care reform, states must create high-risk insurance pools for people with preexisting conditions. These pools will be phased out in 2014 when the new insurance exchange comes online.
As you may recall, the Nelson amendment to the health care reform bill says that the federal government can’t pay for abortion coverage in the exchanges, but it doesn’t mention the high-risk pools. There is no overarching ban that would preclude federal funds for abortion coverage in the high-risk pools. The Obama administration’s ruling is purely a lack of political courage. In fact, as Jessica Arons explains at RH Reality Check, the pool rules are even stricter than Nelson’s rules for the exchange.
Hey, you! Outta the high-risk pool!
The Nelson amendment was hailed as a compromise because it gave women the option of buying their own abortion coverage. Now, the Obama administration has taken that option away from women in high-risk pools. This is especially troubling because high-risk pools are supposed to help people with chronic medical conditions—who might be more likely to need an abortion. That means that more women with diabetes and cancer will have to pay out of pocket for abortions to preserve their health.
Michelle Chen of ColorLines accuses the Obama administration of selling out women of color to avoid the wrath of the anti-choice lobby. She predicts that women of color will be disproportionately affected by these restrictions because they are more likely to end up in the high-risk pools in the first place.
Nail in the Coffin
In the latest of a series of videos on occupational health and safety, Brave New Films shines a spotlight on toxic chemicals in the nail salon industry. Currently, there are almost no federal regulations on what manufacturers can put in professional beauty products. The nail care industry is booming. There over a hundred thousand manicurists in California alone, most are female, and a large percentage are Vietnamese immigrants. Salon workers breathe a toxic soup of chemicals, many of which have never been tested on humans. Brave New Films is circulating a petition calling on Congress to protect workers by supporting safe cosmetics legislation.
Kagan gets the nod
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court by a vote of 13-6. The outcome of Tuesday’s vote was never in doubt. Many were mildly surprised to see that Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) voted in Kagan’s favor. Steve Benen of the Washington Monthly predicts that the vote will ensure that Graham will get a conservative primary challenger. But Benen also doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.
[...] I still find the right’s outrage over Graham to be pretty silly. He’s voting for a qualified Supreme Court nominee? The horror! Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed on a 96 to 3 vote when her nomination was sent to the floor. How many of those Republicans were threatened with primary challenges because of it?
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My roommate decided he wants to get a manicure.
I decide through boredom that there is 1st time for everything..i guess.
This is recall of our salon adventure.My roommate decided he wants to get a manicure. I decide through boredom that there... more
We all love beauty products. But how do we know what to buy? Our blogger, a professional beauty writer for some of the top glossies in the world, has chosen one of her favorite nail products to make your gnarly nails a thing of the past! Read on if you want to shake someone’s hand again with pride!We all love beauty products. But how do we know what to buy? Our blogger, a... more
In Sarasota,FL a 37 year old Kevin Shelton robs a bank, is handed a bag filled with red-dyed, booby-trapped money, goes into a Salon and asked to be turned into Johnny Depp...
Who said money can't buy happiness? lolIn Sarasota,FL a 37 year old Kevin Shelton robs a bank, is handed a bag filled with... more