Sunless Tanning Gaining Traction in the US

Sunless Tanning Gaining Traction in the US

Reports show that airbrush spray tanning is fast gaining popularity in the US. The growing number of salons and beauty spas offering airbrush spray tan is a clear pointer that spray tanning is the new trend in town. Moreover, random surveys of popular salon services indicate that an airbrush spray tan is among the most requested services now.

It is true that basking in the sun can be good, but extreme exposure to ultraviolet rays poses greater risks. For this reason, many people are turning to sunless tanning, as it is one of the most viable alternatives to sunbathing. In any case, it is safe and delivers great results.

What is Spray Tanning?

Airbrush spray tanning is a cosmetic process that involves the use of special sprays, creams, and lotions to change skin tone and color. Instead of baking in the sun for hours and exposing yourself to dangerous rays, you can easily tan your skin using this procedure. This procedure will give you the bronze glow you have always desired, as long as you apply it carefully and correctly.

airbrush spray tan effects before and after

How does spray tanning work?

Self-tanners consist of Dihydroxyacetone, which is the main active ingredient. Dihydroxyacetone stimulates the process of tanning by interacting with dead cells on the skin’s surface, consequently causing them to darken. Importantly, the tan is not permanent, and you should expect the glow to shed off in about a week or two.

The administration of airbrush spray tans is manual and requires the input of a professional beauty artist. These artists have to undergo rigorous training to ensure that they can keep up with client demands.

Airbrush tanning session should last for about 20 minutes, and the results can take up to 10 days if you take proper care and maintenance. For best results, you should wait for up to 24 hours before taking a shower. You can find more info here

Many people often wonder if tanning products provide protection from the sun. The truth of the matter is that they do not. Tanning creams and sprays do not contain sunscreen lest they become ineffective. Sunscreen tends to reduce the duration of the results to only two hours of tanning.

Why is it popular?

Sunless tanning is a safe and natural way of temporarily changing skin color without exposing yourself to ultra violet rays. In fact, cancer awareness protagonists are encouraging more people to opt for sunless tanning to reduce the high number of new cancer cases in the USA.

airbrush spray tan salon

The cost of airbrush spray tanning has come down significantly in recent years. This has had a major impact on its popularity as more people are turning to sunless tanning as an alternative to sunbathing. Furthermore, it is highly customizable, and you can choose the tone and color of your glow. The fact that it is temporary makes it easy to change to a new tan whenever you want.

So what is the future for sunless tanning?

Scientists from the Massachusetts General Hospital discovered new cells near the skin that produce more melanin for darker skin. However, the research findings are yet to be tested on humans. From these developments, people may soon be able to tan their skin without using creams or lotions. Until then, the future of sunless tanning remains bright, if the current trends are anything to go by.

Irma leaves deadly, destructive trail in Caribbean – Florida Evacuates

Irma leaves deadly, destructive trail in Caribbean – Florida Evacuates

ABC News Reports on the devastating trail of the hurricane Irma.

The first official hurricane warnings were issued for Florida by the National Hurricane Center late Thursday evening as the storm continues to draw closer to the U.S.

South Florida and the Florida Keys were both issued hurricane warnings and storm surge warnings as the National Weather Service sent out its 11 p.m. update on Thursday.

“A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations,” the NWS said in its newest warning.

Hurricane Irma is currently “pummeling” Turks and Caicos with powerful winds, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory. It is located about 535 miles southeast of Miami and should make landfall in South Florida on late Saturday or early Sunday.

The record Category 5 storm, which skirted north of the Dominican Republic early Thursday, has set its sights on South Florida after leaving a trail of death and destruction in the Caribbean. At least 13 people have been killed.

Irma, dubbed the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, had maximum sustained winds of 160 mph at 2 a.m. Friday as it moved over the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The wind speeds had dropped from Wednesday by about 25 mph.

“Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful Category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days,” the National Hurricane Center said in its advisory.

As of 2 a.m. ET on Friday, Irma was moving at 16 mph and was located about 20 miles east-southeast of Great Inauga Island, the southernmost island in the Bahamas, where the storm was expected to hit Thursday night. Much of Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas could get 8 to 12 inches of rain, with up to 20 inches in isolated spots through Saturday. A storm surge could bring water levels up to 20 feet above ground in Turks and Caicos.

hurricane irma

A storm surge could also reach 5 feet on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic where Irma swept by on its way to Turks and Caicos.

Millions of children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are at risk, according to Save the Children organization.

“Deadly storms have a bias against children. Storms often leave a lasting impact on young minds. Relief efforts should prioritize children – their needs, their emotional well-being,” Unni Krishnan, director of Save the Children’s emergency health unit, said in a statement Thursday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who declared a statewide emergency earlier this week, has warned that the “massive storm” could be more treacherous than Hurricane Andrew, which devastated the Sunshine State 25 years ago.

“I want everybody to understand the importance of this. This is bigger than Andrew,” Scott said Wednesday in an interview from Tallahassee with ABC News’ “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts. “This could be worse.”

At a press conference Thursday, Scott said Irma could bring “life-threatening” damage to Florida and he urged residents on the state’s east and west coast to be prepared to evacuate and to heed warnings from local officials, saying a storm surge could bring water levels up to 10 feet above ground.

“This could impact any part of our state,” Scott told reporters. “We’ll be doing evacuations, but everybody’s got to listen.”

Scott said he expects additional evacuation orders will be given once the storm gets closer.

Mandatory evacuations have already been ordered for parts of several Florida counties, including Brevard County, Broward County, Indian River County, Lee County, Martin County, Monroe County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, St. John’s County. Most of the mandatory evacuation zones were issued for barrier islands, coastal areas and for those living in mobile homes.

As of Thursday afternoon, about 650,000 people had been asked to evacuate Miami-Dade County alone, the southeastern-most county on the U.S. mainland with more than 2.7 million residents.

ABC News estimates about 1,200,000 Floridians statewide have been asked to evacuate.

Meanwhile, Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio on Thursday declared a state of emergency for the town and ordered a mandatory evacuation for the entire island, where President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is located.

Voluntary evacuations have also been issued for certain regions.

Hurricane and storm surge watches were in effect for portions of south Florida and the Florida Keys on Thursday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Irma leaves 13 dead in the Caribbean

The islands of St. Martin and Barbuda were especially hard hit in the storm on Wednesday, and officials there are continuing to assess the damage.

Irma delivered massive destruction to St. Martin, and at least eight people were killed and 21 more injured on the small island, according to French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb.

There are about 6,000 Americans stranded on St. Martin, according to The Associated Press, which said the U.S. Consulate General in Curacao is working to get them off the island.

Although the airport was not destroyed, it is also not functional and support will have to be delivered via helicopter, Collomb said. He noted that 100,000 military emergency rations will be sent to the population.

One person — a toddler — was killed in Barbuda. The toddler drowned as the child’s mother tried to move to safer ground on Wednesday, according to Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

Barbuda suffered near-total destruction, with 90 percent of its structures destroyed, according to the prime minister, who described Irma like a “bomb” that shot “missiles” of debris across the island.

“When you have an unprecedented storm like this that comes with such significant wind force, this is like having a bomb literally thrown on a city,” Browne told ABC News in a telephone interview Thursday. “It is really the sheer magnitude of the winds that destroyed these properties.”

Barbuda recorded the strongest winds of any island in the path of Irma, with 155 mph gusts measured Wednesday morning. The prime minister on Thursday called for voluntary evacuations of Barbuda’s 2,000 inhabitants to Antigua, which fared better than its sister island during Irma, as a second hurricane, Jose, is strengthening and appears to be taking aim at the Caribbean.

One person also died in Anguilla where Irma caused “moderate to severe damage” to “critical infrastructure,” including the hospital, airport, fire station, police station, government buildings, public utilities and roads, according to the Department of Disaster Management in the British territory.

The U.S. Virgin Islands experienced a peak wind gust of 131 mph on Buck Island north of St. Croix on Wednesday.

Although Puerto Rico largely avoided the worst of Irma, with the highest wind gust on the Caribbean island measured at 70 mph, at least three people died there as a result of the storm’s impact, according to the governor’s office. A 79-year-old woman died at the hospital after she fell while being transported to a shelter, another woman died of electrocution and a man died in the hospital after getting in a car accident while driving in poor weather conditions.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at a press conference Thursday morning that 6,200 people had hunkered down at shelters while Irma dropped 2 to 8 inches of rain across the island and up to 12 inches of rain in some isolated spots. One million customers were without power and 17 percent of the U.S. territory doesn’t have access to safe water.

Officials began assessing the extent of the damage Thursday, Rossello said.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday launched crews to conduct search and rescue flights in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist anyone potentially in distress after Irma, while also conducting overflight and surface port assessments.

“Our first priority is ensuring the safety of lives and helping anyone in distress. Following that, reopening the ports is a top priority, but we have to make sure we also do it safely,” Capt. Eric King, the commander of Sector San Juan and the incident commander, said in a statement. “Opening the port prematurely could create a situation for a greater risk or incident, which could ultimately result in an even longer port closure. We must ensure the port is clear of any obstructions and any significant damage to the port infrastructure from the storm that would prevent the flow of commercial commerce.”

ABC News’ Benjamin Gittleson, Max Golembo, Joshua Hoyos, Aaron Katersky and Benjamin Stein contributed to this report.


Just How Much Do The Rich Love Their Yachts

Just How Much Do The Rich Love Their Yachts

A cruise on a yacht over a beautiful water body can be an amazing experience for many. However, only the super-rich often get to experience this kind of luxurious lifestyle. After all, owning or using yacht rental Miami, Canary Islands or even Fiji destinations is not a cheap or inexpensive affair by any means. There are a large number of billionaires and millionaires around the world who own their own yachts. On the other hand, there are several rich people who opt for yacht rental options to ensure that they can enjoy the luxurious experience without having to spend the humongous expenses of purchasing or maintaining such boats.

So, what is the reason behind their love for yachts?

Imagine making a trip on a yacht with some of your very close friends, family or relatives. You plan a ride along a beautiful coast or venture out into the open sea for some adventure. You spend an entire day out on open waters and indulge in a number of water sports and activities. At the same time, you also have the options available for making great food using the kitchens and the other facilities of the boat. You may also visit an exotic beach restaurant for some good food and tasty delicacies if you feel like it. All you need to do is dock the boat and walk over to the restaurant.

Sounds great, does it not? Well, this is often the lifestyle of many rich people around the globe. The rich people who own yachts mostly turn out to be big business owners, celebrities, incredibly rich sportspersons and other such personalities. They lead very busy lives and are often embroiled in work for most of the time. They find very less time to go on vacations or travel the world on a holiday. Most of their travels are based on their businesses or work. Hence, a day on a yacht with friends and family can allow them to experience some great family time with loved ones.

yacht at an exotic location sky shot

Moreover, yachts companies provide their users with a number of watersports that can be great fun and adventurous at the same time. These water sports and adventures may include riding a jet ski in open waters, deep sea diving, scuba diving, and many other such activities. People can also indulge in barbeques on their yachts while enjoying some good music with friends and family. There is also the option of fishing in open waters that offers great fishes on more occasions than not. These activities are great for spending a good time and offer immense relaxation from the tiring nature of their everyday lives.

Luxury yachts are great style statements as well

Owning or travelling on a luxury yacht is, by no means, a cheap affair. Hence, the super-rich people have a way of flaunting their wealth to the world and making a bold statement by travelling from one place to another on luxury yachts. Apart from the adventure of sailing to their destination, yachts also offer them the opportunity to do so in luxury as well as in style. Yachts tend to have a number of luxurious facilities that are not easily obtainable in other sailing vehicles. Moreover, turning up in a luxury yachts makes the surrounding people stop and take notice.

There are many rich people who may not have the luxury of buying a yacht, but still, have the desire of experiencing the luxurious benefits of such boats. These people often resort to yacht rental companies that offer such boats on rent. This allows such people to make similar style statements without having to spend money for the purchase of these boats. After all, yachts are similar luxury items that are great for living a lavish life, and can only be afforded by the super rich. Rental yachts often can be an inexpensive means of living the luxurious lifestyle.

However, these luxury boats are not entirely restricted to the super rich! There are many chartering companies that offer such boats on rent at incredibly inexpensive rates. The amenities in these boats may not be as luxurious as some of the luxury yachts owned by the many billionaires around the world, but it stills allows people to experience the adventure of sailing in such boats. Depending on the budget, one can find different kinds of yachts with the necessary facilities and features. All one needs to do is hop into one of these boats and sail away on an adventurous trip!

Blackfish Highest Rated Film On CNN This Year on Twitter

Blackfish Highest Rated Film On CNN This Year on Twitter

CNN asked their readers to vote for their 10 favorite films of 2013. The usual suspects were, of course, the audience’s favorite super heroes,  Iron Man and Thor. However, one the movies that got the most buzz on the internet might surprise you.

According to CNN, the highest ranking CNN Film in the year 2013 was Blackfish. It was also the second most mentioned cable program on Twitter when it premiered on the network last Thursday.

CNN decided to promote the film strongly throughout the day hosting a series of interviews with Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The interviewee was also a marine mammal scientist such as Dr. Naomi Rose and associate producer of Blackfish: Tim Zimmermann.

Not to people’s surprise, SeaWorld offered no “official” representative to argue the case of killer whale captivity, although known pro-captive industry reps such as Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and Gray Stafford who began his zoological career as a marine mammal trainer at SeaWorld of Ohio.

Also at hand during the CNN debate — post premiere on Anderson Cooper, was Billy Hurley. Presented as a marine mammal expert, his other credentials as Chief Animal Officer and Senior Vice President of Husbandry at Georgia Aquarium remained hidden, as did the revelation that Georgia Aquarium is currently seeking to import 18 wild-caught belugas from Russia.

Polls say no to captivity

Amid live CNN polls that asked, “should killer whales be held in captivity?” [90% no]. And, “would you take your kids to SeaWorld?” [86% no], Hanna, who once compared SeaWorld trainers to astronauts, appeared to like the sound of his own voice rather than the facts. He may also have spoken a little too freely when he declared that he was “not a whale expert … he only knows what he sees,” because he instantly lost any credibility and people tweeted their disgust.

As the Blackfish buzz continues — it sold out for its premiere at the film festival in Abu Dhabi this weekend and CNN will re-air the film today at 9pm EST, SeaWorld retains it reticence, aside from the occasional potshot from insider peeps.

One of the strangest came courtesy of Jason Kelly, who slammed CNN for broadcasting Blackfish calling it a “breach of ethics.” Kelly wrote:

“Journalists are ethically obligated to seek truth and report it, to minimize harm, to act independently and to be accountable. With its distortion of facts, its use of undercover footage, its failure to disclose conflicts of interest and its pandering to lurid curiosity, the film violates each of the four tenants that constitutes journalism’s ethics code.”

What do you think? What is your stance on the killer whale captivity? Let us know in the comments section and keep reading News Hour 24 for the latest world news.

Michigan Masonic Lodge Hosts Drug-Fueled Sex Party

Michigan Masonic Lodge Hosts Drug-Fueled Sex Party

In Michigan, a local Masonic lodge became a haven for drugs and sex, according to police. Who would’ve imagined that one would find these activities so prominent public? Police broke up ‘drug-fueled orgy’ after finding women dancing naked on stage and men filming sex acts. The details about this event immediately echoed in the local newspaper headlines.

News Hour 24 reports on the happening. Police officers received calls summoning them to the Masonic Lodge in Battle Creek, Michigan, at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday. They were called to the prominent building in downtown Battle Creek which sits across a park from police headquarters.

What police found shocked them: five naked women prancing about on stage, a couple having sex, and several incipient filmmakers with cameras on the action. According to WWMT-TV, the Masonic Lodge has seen this sort of activity before, although the Battle Creek Freemasons deny that they have any involvement. The happening in question didn’t leave much to people’s imagination. The news about the orgy quickly spread. The Masonic group blamed the activities on a party promoter who paid $900 for the night.

‘Charlie’ a Freemason spokesman, said the man renting the lodge told the Freemasons he would be hosting a dance party. The Freemasons said they checked on the party about 1 a.m. on Sunday and found nothing suspicious. A man known to the public only as “Charlie” told Newshchannel 3 that an identified group had rented the Masonic Temple for a dancing party and that they are the ones to blame for this event.

The Masonic Lodge has suspended all future rental parties.

Snowdens Leaks Are Guidebook For Terrorists

Snowdens Leaks Are Guidebook For Terrorists

The ripple effects of Snowden leaks continue. The impact of the information leaked has already done irreparable damage to the whole world and continue to take its toll. Now, the terrorist groups are abandoning their old communication methods because of what was revealed in the Snowden leaks. People are referring to NSA leaks as a guidebook for terrorist.

Terrorists worldwide have begun abandoning traditional communication methods after Snowden’s NSA leaks gave them “full sight” of how spy agencies operate and how they track terrorist activity. This is an official statement by the senior Home Office for counter-terrorism. Stephen Phipson, a director in the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT), warns that there has been less and less activity in the traditional communication methods that CIA had insight into. The former CIA contractor, Edward Snowden, exposed these details to the world, not only endangering the world population but also hindering any future attempts to fight terrorism.

Stephen Phipson said the “Snowden effect” made it much harder to track terrorists’ activity because many are now changing their methods and readapting to new ones.

According to The Telegraph, Mr. Phipson said: “The leaks we have seen in the press have made the work of the OSCT, intelligence agencies and other apparatus of Government much, much, much more difficult.

“Our adversaries, the terrorists, what they now have is full sight of the sorts of tools and range of techniques that are being used by Government.

“I can tell you the data shows a substantial reduction in the use of those methods of communication as a result of the Snowden leaks.

“That makes it much more difficult to track the activities of terrorists. The Snowden effect has been a very, very severe on.”
He warned later that a “natural consequence” of the tracking methods exposed by Mr Snowden was for terrorists to start using other techniques meaning agencies and Government had to be “more agile”.

“There is no doubt it has been very damaging,” he added.

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