7 Foods that’ll help you get gorgeous nails!

You nail is one of the best indicators of how healthy you are eating  – and to get healthier looking nails all you have to do is eat certain nutrient-rich foods.  Doctors often use nails as an indicator of overall health, says dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at New York Medical College. Since your body sends nutrients to your vital organs first, your nails often are the last to get the good stuff—which means if you’re malnourished, it’s going to show up on your fingertips.

Even if you have a healthy diet, that doesn’t mean that your nails will be free from problems like brittleness or a glacial rate of growth, says Engelman. After all, your genetics influence your tips, too. That said, chowing down on foods rich in nutrients that nails love can help get them in their best shape. Here, check out seven foods that will boost your nail growth and strength so you can get your prettiest mani ever.

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Hello Kitty Nails

Turns out Hello Kitty is not actually a cat!

Stumbling upon some shocking news, I had to figure out if this was true.

Hello Kitty, the biggest cultural phenomenon that took form as a character on a coin purse in Japan 1974.  This fall, she is set to take L.A. by storm, with a full-blown retrospective of Kitty art, merch and fashion at the Japanese American National Museum, which opens in mid-October. Two weeks later, the first ever Hello Kitty Con, will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

But we know so little about this Kitty, until Christine R. Yano – an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii (and currently a visiting professor at Harvard) who has spent years studying the phenomenon that is Hello Kitty revealed that – HELLO KITTY IS NOT A CAT!

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A nail polish that may detect date-rape drugs!

A group of undergraduate students at North Carolina State University might have just revolutionized the nail polish industry.  The four students are working to develop a nail polish that changes colour if it comes into contact with date-rape drugs Rohypnol and GHB.  They dubbed it the name UC or Undercover Colours.

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How the sun sees you!

We came across this video about how the sun sees you.  Millions have seen it, and millions love it.  It was beautifully produced and made an impact.

But it raised a question for us – is the Sun our enemy?

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