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How does a young man turn his life around and get a fresh start?
by Linda K. Bourassa. At the early age of 9 years old, the young man of our story was lured into a gang. Gang life led him to criminal activity, trouble with the law and gunfire attacks on his family’s home. His distraught mother was able to get him relocated to another state to live with relatives in order to save his life. Sadly, his difficulties continued and he lived with an assortment of family friends, then in a series of unsuccessful placements with foster care and group homes. All that changed when he landed at Youth Villages here in … Continue reading
The Skinny on Skin
Sun Safety: Protecting Your Skin
Sunscreen vs Sunblock – The weather can be misleading and, despite the lower than normal temperatures this year, you should always remember UV is present even when it is cloudy and cold. Many weather forecasts provide a UV index which is an indicator to the level of UV penetration. There are two kinds of UV, UV-A and UV-B. All sunscreens protect against UV-B, however they don’t all protect against UV-A. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 is recommended whenever you will be outside. Sunscreens do not provide immediate protection and should be applied 30 minutes before … Continue reading
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Beauty and Botox – Face Forward 2012
Did you know that BOTOX injections are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery today? In fact, Botox injections far outnumber breast augmentation and rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery on the nose), as the most preferred aesthetic surgical procedure. In western culture, attractiveness is closely wedded to youthfulness. The appearance of wrinkles on the face is a source of anxiety for millions of women and men. Studies show that wrinkles begin to appear as early as the age of 27. If it is our face that betrays our age the first, no wonder it the focus of so much anxiety. … Continue reading