Coconut oil is used in a huge variety of natural beauty products (for both men and women), and for good reason! It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, it’s an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than many other oils, and smells amazing. Is there anything more...

The quintessential herb of summer, basil adds its subtle magic to just about every kind of dish from appetizer to salad to dessert. A member of the mint family, basil brings a slightly sweet Mediterranean-inspired flavor to a range of dishes. Grow your own or...

Hard pressed are we these days to find entertainment on the cover of our favorite magazine, on the big screen, or on TV at home, where our leading lady doesn’t have cascading curls rolling over her shoulders and down her back, waving flawlessly to accentuate...

The human body is crudely analogous to a machine. Yet there is a rift between the cold silicon of artificial robots and the breathing tissue of biological organisms. With the rise of nanorobots, however, the dividing line between humans and machines is becoming fuzzier and...

Effortless looks for your locks are a wonderful fit for your carefree summer. The warmest months of the year come and go fast enough as it is, so keep things simple when it comes to hair. Don’t get me wrong, find a way to rid...

Inspired by the incredible benefits of olive oil, Austin entrepreneur and beauty expert, Mariska Nicholson has created Olive + M, a yummy line of cleansing and hydrating body oils to renew and refresh the local beauty scene. Using fresh, natural ingredients dedicated to the wellness of...

It’s common to see a topless runner. It’s less common to see a shoeless runner. Yet in recent years, many runners have left their shoes in the dust and are running barefoot. This peculiar workout trend is known as barefoot running, giving the expression “I’ve...

Every week a major diet fab makes news headlines or is endorsed by an increasingly fragile celebrity for all the wrong reasons. Disorders such anorexia and purging, coupled with a line or a needle, are the rage these days on Hollywood Boulevard. All one needs...

Consumers are growing wary towards genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Technologically speaking, however, GMOs are old news. A new technology is on the horizon that has the power to genetically tweak food in a whole new way. Synthetic biology or “synbio” creates rather than modifies an...

For years, my friends and partners at Restora (in Austin) have been at the forefront of beauty, constantly researching and implementing cutting-edge techniques for elite patients. I am proud of joining them in presenting their latest innovation, their signature procedures Tummy Tuck 360. The unique process combines an...