| Jun 25, 2011
High-end beauty chain Space NK could be considered the luxury Sephora. The British retailer, which launched in 1993 in the form of a single, unassuming shop in Covent Garden, London, features an expertly edited selection of founder Nicky Kinnaird's...
| Jan 23, 2011
This year is shaping up as a gratifying one for Allergan, the big Irvine company known for Botox and breast implants.
The leading manufacturer of gastric bands, which are surgically implanted around the stomach to suppress the appetite of extremely...
| Feb 22, 2011
In 1960, a young inspector for the Food and Drug Administration faced down a powerful drug company by rejecting its application to sell a morning-sickness drug in the United States.
The company, Richardson-Merrell, griped about her repeated demands for...
| Feb 9, 2008
Concerns about the widely used anti-wrinkle treatment Botox and a similar drug arose Friday as federal regulators said they were reviewing reports of at least one death and other serious reactions among some patients.
Food and Drug Administration...
| Feb 9, 2009
From a purely biomechanical point of view, the design of the human penis has its pros and cons. Thanks to clever hydraulics and some very stretchy material, the organ is capable of eyebrow-raising changes in size and shape.
But indestructible it is not....
| Nov 9, 2008
Anti-aging creams, peels, injections and lifts are among the costly steps many of us consider while dancing the tumultuous tango of aging. But what if we could take care of our faces the way we take care of our bodies, toning through exercise and...
| Apr 13, 2008
I know we're all supposed to be watching this season of "Dancing With the Stars" to see whether professional athletics or Broadway provides a better foundation for dance. But I'm pretty sure most of us are far too preoccupied with figuring out whether...
| May 12, 2008
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Forget the Empire State Building. Some New York tourists are eager to see the city's other landmarks: Carrie's stoop, Charlotte's gallery and that restaurant where Samantha threw a martini in a boyfriend's face. Fans of "Sex and the City" have long...
| Jun 22, 2008
AT ONCE homey and luxurious -- boasting a staff of mostly European and Russian aestheticians who will tell you straight-up when it's time to wax that cheek fuzz -- Thibiant Beverly Hills has been an institution for 33 years, having deep-cleaned the...
| Aug 27, 2009
YOU MULTI-TASK all day -- text and drive, talk and type, drink water infused with vitamins. So why shouldn't your makeup do double-duty too?
A new generation of foundations aims to do just that, promising more than an even skin tone and a dewy finish....
| Dec 10, 2007
With all the medical technology that enables older and older women to have children, maybe it's time to consider the child's point of view.
For me, the true impact came at 40, right before my mother died at 82. She had been stricken with dementia and...