Over the weekend, Lady Gaga showed off her Coachella (Weekend Two) makeup test. Created by Sarah Tanno, the look featured floral facial tattoos, drawn free-hand in makeup. Asking her fans to show their version of the designs, “Can’t wait to sing for you and see all your looks!!,” she must have been disappointed by the tepid response. What do you think? Is the floral facial tattoo here to stay? #gagachella
A new study, conducted by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Boston University’s School of Medicine between 1991 and 2001, indicates that the consumption of artificially-sweetened drinks correlates with an increased risk of stroke and dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). Published online in The American Heart Association’s journal, Stroke, on Thursday, more than 4,000 adults in Framingham, MA (divided into two groups: 2,888 subjects were above the age of 45, where as 1484 were older than 60) were studied. Although there was no visible cause-and-effect determined, researchers conclude that those who consume diet drinks daily have a three times more likely risk of stroke and dimentia, compared to those who drink less than one artificially-sweetened beverage per week.
While sugar-sweetened beverages were not determined to be associated with stroke or dementia, there is still cause for concern. “In our first study we found that those who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as fruit juices and sodas had greater evidence of accelerated brain aging such as overall smaller brain volumes, they had poorer memory function and they also had smaller hippocampus, which is an area of the brain important for memory consolidation,” lead researcher, Matthew Pase, shared.
For a limited time only, Starbucks has released its Unicorn Frappuccino blended beverage. Considered the mood ring of frozen treats, the color-changing, flavor-fleeting treat will only be available in the US, Canada, and Mexico from April 19th through the 23rd. According to Starbucks, the beverage “is made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle,” and is finished with vanilla whipped cream and “a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.”