Posts tagged "smiles"

Mirror, Mirror: My Snaggletooth Rules

Like a lot of people, my teeth were pushed and pulled with a variety of contraptions during my formative years. It all started innocently enough in 5th grade when I got spacers. Tiny rubber bands were wound between metal brackets that had been twisted around my back teeth. This was the first sign that my…
By: Anna Goldfarb / October 27, 2011

The “Slim Mouth Piece”: Beauty Product Or Choking Hazard?

Everyone wants a tighter something this day. Someone at some point decided that our butts and thighs need to have more elasticity than a gumby doll. While this obsession with tightness has added two, ahem 20, minutes to my daily beauty routine, it's definitely worth it during bathing season. What's not worth it: the Slim…
By: Ali Jawin / June 21, 2009

Facelifts, Highlights, And Other Beauty Treatments You Shouldn’t Skimp On

Times are tough and women are looking for ways to cut back. We at The Frisky are determined to bring you the best budget beauty out there, but we are also not going to lie to you: some things you just can't skimp on. You may never notice the difference between a CoverGirl and a…
By: Ali Jawin / June 4, 2009

Virginia Is For Frowners

People with ugly driver's license photos, the state of Virginia feels your pain. The Department of Motor Vehicles in Virginia banned smiles—yes, smiles—and ordered all new photo-takers to make a "neutral expression" in their portraits. The DMV would like to develop a facial recognition system to standardize documentation and thwart fraudsters and identity thieves. OK,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Mario Lopez, A “Barracuda” Brawl, Michael Phelps, And The Fish & Wildlife Service

Mario Lopez was named "2008 Male Celebrity Smile of the Year" by Dear Doctor: Dentistry & Oral Health magazine. [Cityfile]…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 5, 2008

Men Get Happier With Age, Women Do Not

As young adults, women start off being happier than men, and then age 48 comes along and the guys get a whole lot happier than us. According to a study in the Journal of Happiness Studies, our happiness depends on fulfilling our aspirations. Most people surveyed -- nine out of 10 -- want a happy…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 29, 2008

Slideshow: Quirky Celebrity Smiles!

Just because you're a rich and famous celebrity doesn't mean you'll spend thousands on the perfect smile (well, unless you're Hilary Duff, who spent thousands on a freakishly huge one). After the jump, nine of our favorite celebrities and the wacky smiles that are part of their charm.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 30, 2008

Volunteers Pose Naked In Austria

Austria is getting ready to host the Euro 2008 soccer competition, and over the weekend, U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick gathered 1,840 people for a photo in an Austrian soccer stadium. They volunteered to pose naked and weren't even allowed to wear underwear, sunglasses, or a smile. If you're never fully dressed without a smile, the…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 20, 2008

Personalize Your Smile

There are a long list of inventions we wish we thought up: Post-Its...the completely backless bra...the Sharpee. One we're glad we were smart enough not to think up is the tooth tattoo -- yeah. K Art Dental Studio is reaching out to dentists around the world with their super special patented technology which…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2008

Frisky Quote Of The Day: Carla Bruni

"I say sex." -- Carla Bruni, telling President Peres of Israel what she says when smiling for a photograph. Saying "cheese" must be too, well, cheesy for her. [The Times, U.K.]…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 20, 2008