Human appearance http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/45679/all en Male baldness indicates heart disease risk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/male-baldness-indicates-heart-disease-risk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Male pattern baldness is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, but only if it‘s on the top/crown of the head, a new study has revealed.</p><P>A receding hairline is not linked to an increased risk, the analysis indicates.</p><P>The researchers from University of Tokyo trawled the Medline and the Cochrane Library databases for research published on male pattern baldness and coronary heart disease, and came up with 850 possible studies, published between 1950 and 2012.</p><P>But only six satisfied all the eligibility criteria and so were included in the analysis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/male-baldness-indicates-heart-disease-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hairstyles Health Heart diseases Human appearance Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:02:51 +0000 Asianet 5808320 at http://www.globalpost.com Women who talk smack about their bodies unlikeable: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130514/women-who-talk-smack-about-their-bodies-unlikeable-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ladies, you may think you’re strengthening female bonds with your girlfriends when you make disparaging remarks about your body weight, but new research suggests that in fact, no one likes a ‘fat talker.’</p> <p>That’s the overriding conclusion of a US study which found that subjects rated women who made negative statements about their bodies less likeable than those who made positive remarks about their weight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130514/women-who-talk-smack-about-their-bodies-unlikeable-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Body shape Human appearance Human Interest Self Technology Well being Tue, 14 May 2013 13:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837437 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Androgynous' Swiss model, new catwalk star http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/androgynous-swiss-model-new-catwalk-star <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a quiet Paris street, model Tamy Glauser, with a shaven head since chopping off her "pretty" long locks six years ago, offers an impromptu demonstration of two very different catwalk techniques.</p> <p>First, her arms swinging and body rocking slightly from side to side, she strides along jauntily looking every inch the latest in skinny, edgy, male fashion.</p> <p>Then, with nothing more than a haughty toss of her bare head, shoulders back, hips forward, eyes smouldering, she is suddenly feline and super-feminine.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/androgynous-swiss-model-new-catwalk-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hedi Slimane Human appearance Labor Model Tamy Glauser AFP Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:18:07 +0000 5863183 at http://www.globalpost.com World's biggest jewellery thefts in last ten years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/worlds-biggest-jewellery-thefts-last-ten-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The biggest jewellery robberies worldwide, ordered by size, following the audacious theft of an estimated 40 million euros' (53 million dollars') worth of diamonds from the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Sunday.</p> <p>- February 15-16, 2003: The largest ever haul of jewels, valued at 100 million euros, took place in Belgium in 2003. More than 120 of 160 safety deposit boxes were emptied inside the heavily fortified "Diamond Center" at the heart of Antwerp's diamond district. The building's alarm systems failed to go off.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/worlds-biggest-jewellery-thefts-last-ten-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Diamond EUR Human appearance Human Interest Jewellery Labor Law AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:35:41 +0000 5896767 at http://www.globalpost.com Cannes jewellery heist 'worth about $136 million' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/cannes-jewellery-heist-worth-about-136-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spectacular diamond heist in the French resort of Cannes has been valued at $136 million (103 million euros), prosecutors said Monday, making it one of the world's biggest jewellery thefts.</p> <p>Authorities had initially estimated the robbery -- which took place in the luxury Carlton Hotel on Sunday in broad daylight -- was worth around 40 million euros.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/cannes-jewellery-heist-worth-about-136-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cannes Human appearance Jewellery AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:01:59 +0000 5896816 at http://www.globalpost.com Thieves pinch 70,000-euro ring from Cannes store http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/thieves-pinch-70000-euro-ring-cannes-store <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two thieves stole a 70,000 euro ($93,000) diamond ring from a Cannes jewellery store on Tuesday, pocketing the gem while a saleslady had her back turned, a police source said.</p> <p>Police in the French Riviera resort town -- which has been hit by a series of spectacular jewellery heists this year -- said the men had eastern European accents.</p> <p>They pilfered the ring from a jewellery store near the luxury Gray d'Albion hotel.</p> <p>Police have opened an investigation and said they will examine security videos for evidence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/thieves-pinch-70000-euro-ring-cannes-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human appearance Human Interest Jewellery AFP Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:47:10 +0000 5914011 at http://www.globalpost.com France hit by another jewellery heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130909/france-hit-another-jewellery-heist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four men rammed their car into an upmarket jewellery store in central Paris on Monday, smashing the shopwindow and making off with a two-million-euro ($2.6-million) booty, a police source said.</p> <p>The heist near the upscale Place Vendome is the latest to hit France after a spate of high-profile robberies in the southern resort of Cannes.</p> <p>The police source, who wished to remain anonymous, said the men drove a large four-by-four car into the store in the early hours of the morning and grabbed jewellery and luxury watches worth an estimated two million euros.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130909/france-hit-another-jewellery-heist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human appearance Jewellery Robberies AFP Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:24:50 +0000 5928458 at http://www.globalpost.com Paris fashion tiptoes around lack of black models http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130928/paris-fashion-tiptoes-around-lack-black-models <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paris fashion this week tiptoed around the scarcity of black models on the catwalk with reaction reflecting the growing controversy surrounding the issue highlighted by models Naomi Campbell and Iman.</p> <p>Designers told AFP their only concern was to find models who embodied the spirit of their creations irrespective of skin colour.</p> <p>And one industry professional put the lack of black faces down to a minimalist trend that has sparked a demand for Asian models.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130928/paris-fashion-tiptoes-around-lack-black-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fashion Human appearance Model AFP Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:47:31 +0000 5947858 at http://www.globalpost.com Axe-wielding robbers stage daring heist in Paris luxury watch store http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/axe-wielding-robbers-stage-daring-heist-paris-luxury-watch-store <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>About 15 men, some of them wielding axes and sledgehammers, on Friday burst into a luxury watch store in the heart of Paris in broad daylight and made off with a haul worth hundreds of thousands of euros.</p> <p>Shortly before lunch, two well-dressed men entered the Vacheron Constantin store near the posh Place Vendome, where several top-end jewellers are located, and let in a third man who was armed.</p> <p>Six others, wearing hoods and armed with sledgehammers and axes, then followed inside, police said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/axe-wielding-robbers-stage-daring-heist-paris-luxury-watch-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Human appearance Luxury brands AFP Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:51:24 +0000 5951887 at http://www.globalpost.com New York tightens rules for child models http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131022/new-york-tightens-rules-child-models <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York has passed into law tough new rules governing how underage models can work, hailed by campaigners Tuesday as a step towards ending rampant exploitation.</p> <p>The legislation, signed by New York state governor Andrew Cuomo late Monday, will now give models under the age of 18 the same protection as child performers.</p> <p>It is likely to have a significant impact on recruiting for catwalk shows and magazine shoots in New York, one of the most iconic fashion capitals of the world.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131022/new-york-tightens-rules-child-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human appearance Model AFP Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:46:37 +0000 5967737 at http://www.globalpost.com Treasure trove of Neapolitan jewels shown in rare Rome exhibition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131029/treasure-trove-neapolitan-jewels-shown-rare-rome-exhibition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Naomi O'Leary</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - A rarely seen Neapolitan collection of sumptuous jewellery, hidden away for centuries and estimated to be more valuable than England's crown jewels, opened in Rome on Tuesday.</p> <p>The "Treasure of San Gennaro", precious objects donated in tribute to the patron saint of Naples, has rarely left the southern Italian city and spent centuries locked in a vault, largely forgotten by the wider world.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131029/treasure-trove-neapolitan-jewels-shown-rare-rome-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human appearance Jewellery Naples Religion Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:02:13 +0000 5974199 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese men baldly go into new Tokyo restaurant, with pride http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140509/japanese-men-baldly-go-new-tokyo-restaurant-pride <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Elaine Lies</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Bald is beautiful at a new Tokyo restaurant, where follicularly challenged customers are welcomed with open arms and offered discounts not available to their hairier brethren.</p> <p>The Japanese-style pub in Tokyo's Akasaka district, not far from the central government offices, encourages customers to embrace their loss of hair, not hide it. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140509/japanese-men-baldly-go-new-tokyo-restaurant-pride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hairstyles Human appearance Wigs Thomson Reuters Fri, 09 May 2014 08:34:26 +0000 6142540 at http://www.globalpost.com