Scientists have revealed that as we mature, our most important organ also becomes less responsive to anti-ageing products… FROM NEEDLES TO STONES, HERE ARE SEVEN WAYS TO WAKE UP YOUR FACE..

1. FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE: Has proven results at improving the signs of ageing as it relaxes muscles and increases circulation. Perhaps that explains why A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are rumoured to be fans of the ancient Chinese practice.
2. JADE ROLLERS:When rolled across the face, jade rollers stimulate the lymph system and improve drainage on the face, which can eliminate any puffiness. The rollers are also meant to help tone facial muscles and increase circulation. £28, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
3. OLAY REGENERIST: Olay Regenerist – Olay Regenerists’s new formula with Skin Energising Technology uses key ingredients Matrixyl, Niacinamide and Olivem, making it their most powerful anti-ageing products yet. The new Olay Regenerist 3 point super age-defying cream and serum are available now at Boots.com.
4. COOL-WATER WASHING: Rinsing your face in water that is either too hot or too cold can damage the fine capillaries under your skin and cause broken thread veins so is best avoided. Instead, wash your face with cool water to help tighten pores and wake up your peepers.
5. ELECTRIC FACIALS: Forget a scrub and a mask, these days facials are high-tech, and many of the treatments heralded for their long-standing results are those which use a small electrical current. Painless, the treatment focus on improving circulation and muscle tone. Results are visible immediately but a course of treatments are recommended for long-lasting results.
6. FACIAL YOGA: Yes you’ll look strange, but facial yoga devotees swear that by keeping the muscles under the face strong and supple, your skin will look younger longer. They could be on to something. Increasing blood flow and muscle elasticity certain helps your skin look better, just do it while you have the bathroom door locked. The Yoga Face, £13.99, Amazon.co.uk
7. SCRUBS: As well as wrinkles and fine lines, enlarged pores and dull skin are another tell-tale sign of ageing. However simply exfoliating the skin with a light scrub can work wonders to improve the tone and texture of your skin…

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BITING

On Tuesday evening football fans across the world were left outraged when Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez, appeared to be seen to bite his Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini, on the shoulder during their nail-biting World Cup clash. As Suarez waits to hear the result of the disciplinary hearing against him for the incident – which could see a lengthy ban from football… Why do people bite?

Would you have your toes shortened to fit killer heels?

 

It’s agonising – and dangerous, but more and more women are doing it…
Today’s Mail has interviews with women who have undergone extreme “Cinderella surgery” to alter their toes to fit into high heels. Operations include shortening or lengthening toes, shaving off excess bone to remove lumps, and even sucking excess fat from big toes…
DID YOU KNOW?
The average size of women’s shoes has increased from 4.5 to 6 in just 20 years..
DID YOU KNOW?
71 per cent of women knowingly buy shoes that are too small for them..

DOES PERSONALITY TRUMP SKILLS WHEN IT COMES TO WORK?

Having the right skills is an important part of being considered for a job, but possessing the right personality traits is apparently even more essential.
In digital education company Hyper Island’s recent survey of 500 business leaders in the communication and tech fields, 78 per cent cited ‘personality’ as the most desirable quality in an employee.
And the top traits in this category were found to be ‘driven’, ‘creative’ and ‘open-minded’.
The most important quality after personality, according to the survey, is ‘cultural alignment’, which is explained in the infographic as ‘those who make decisions based on values shared with their organization’.
Fifty-three per cent of respondents cited cultural alignment as the top desirable trait. A person’s skill-set was rated the third most important quality, with just 39 per cent of the vote…

Are you battling with garlic breath?

U.S. researchers have revealed which foods can help eliminate the unpleasant odour of garlic…
They say eating raw apples, lemon juice and, less surprisingly, mint were particularly effective in eliminating the unpleasant mouth odour from eating food containing garlic … According to the study,Green tea, parsley and spinach may also help…

MAKE-UP STAYS ON FOR FIRST 3 MONTHS

One in four women would happily send a revealing selfie to a potential new partner after a first date. A study of 1,000 women found that many were comfortable exchanging sexy pictures or raunchy text messages with someone they hardly knew. However, 50% said that they would wait at least three months before going make-up free in front of their other half. Among the top ten things women would not do in the first three months of a relationship were book a weekend away or wear mismatching underwear. Half of women admitted that they were nervous about their partner seeing them naked for the first time….

Is Dracula’s Tomb in Italy?

Italian newspaper Il Gazzettino reports that two university researchers from Estonia claim they’ve found the tomb of Vlad the Impaler,and that it’s in Italy.

Count Vlad Teppes, also known as Dracula, was the inspiration for Bram Stokers’ fictional vampire tale by the same name…

Count Vlad Teppes

Vlad The Impaler

Vlad’s father was known as “Dracul” meaning “Dragon.” Vlad was known as “Dracula” meaning “son of Dragon.”

Estonian researchers, brothers Giandomenico and Raffaello Glinni, told the The Daily Mail that Vlad did not die in battle but was instead taken prisoner by the Turks

They say his daughter in Italy paid ransom to have him freed, and then he joined her in Naples

The researchers claim to have documentary evidence that led them to a tombstone with markings that confirm their theory…

Medieval history scholar Raffaello Glinni said that the 16th century tomb is covered in images and symbols of the House of the Transylvanian ‘Carpathians’, not in keeping with the tomb of an Italian nobleman…

“When you look at the bas-relief sculptures the symbolism is obvious,” he told Neapolitan newspaper Il Mattino…

“The dragon means Dracula and the two opposing sphinxes represent the city of Thebes also called Tepes. In these symbols, Dracula Tepes, the very name of the count is written,” he said…

The researchers have now applied for official permission to investigate the grave…

That tombstone is at the same Naples church graveyard where Vlad’s daughter and son-in-law are known to be buried…