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  • The 2008 Image Index: winners and losers

    Image is a slippery creature, and one month's style sensation is the next month's tasteless trend. For those keeping score, we offer the 2008 Image Index, a sliding scale of the people, places, ideas and trends that moved up -- and down -- the pop culture...
  • Amid economic pain, Americans cut back on cosmetic surgery

    Amid economic pain, Americans cut back on cosmetic surgery
    People are cutting back on cosmetic surgery and other elective surgeries in response to the dismal economy, reversing the booming popularity of tummy tucks, eye lifts, and breast implants, which have soared in popularity in recent years, particularly...
  • Faith Popcorn's predictions five years later

    Faith Popcorn's predictions five years later
    Every year, trend spotter Faith Popcorn and her firm, Brain Reserve, releases a list of their predictions about cultural and societal trends in the upcoming year. While she just gave her thoughts on the future to Rachel Abramowitz, we thought we'd go back...
  • Lawmakers Consider Taxing Botox, Plastic Surgery

    Lawmakers Consider Taxing Botox, Plastic Surgery
    WASHINGTON -- They call it the "Botax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrinkle-smoothing injections and other procedures as they search for ways to pay for costly health care overhaul...
  • Obama Pushes Health Care Reform At AMA Conference

    Obama Pushes Health Care Reform At AMA Conference
    (WGN-AM)- President Barack Obama called the cost of health care a "ticking time-bomb" that threatens to slow the nation's economic recovery as he pushed a massive reform plan during an appearance in Chicago before the nation's largest doctors group....
  • Obama: Healthcare Costs Are A 'Ticking Time Bomb'

    Obama: Healthcare Costs Are A 'Ticking Time Bomb'
    President Barack Obama called the cost of health care a "ticking time-bomb" that threatens to slow the nation's economic recovery as he pushed a massive reform plan during an appearance today in Chicago before the nation's largest doctors group. "We...
  • U.s. Senate Eyes Tax On Beauty

    U.s. Senate Eyes Tax On Beauty
    Washington lawmakers are thinking about putting a tax on the price of beauty. The 'Botox Tax' as some are calling it would impose a 10% tax on every tummy tuck, nose job, hair plug or teeth whitening procedure - some say it's a tax on our vanity. The plan...
  • Plastic surgery boosting careers?

    Plastic surgery boosting careers?
    The media, and its consumers, generally keep conversation about plastic surgery and careers pegged on a couple of figures: The aging Hollywood idol and the would-be Hollywood idol. Cosmetic surgery is de rigueur in the movie and TV business--pretty...
  • Enhance your look

    Enhance your look
    Q: I would like to have my tummy tucked, but my best friend disagrees with me. What are your thoughts on this? A: You are not alone in considering plastic surgery. But you should wisely weigh the pros and cons first. About 1.9 million of the 11...
  • Cosmetic surgery: Think first

    Cosmetic surgery: Think first
    Q: I would like to have my tummy tucked, but my best friend disagrees with me. What are your thoughts on this? A: You are not alone in considering plastic surgery. But you should wisely weigh the pros and cons first. About 1.9 million of the 11...
  • Cutting Back on Beauty Procedures?

    Cutting Back on Beauty Procedures?
    In the fall season opener of "Nip/Tuck," the sleek Los Angeles office of McNamara/Troy sat forlorn and empty, a voice-over reminding that when times are tough, one of the first things to go is the luxury of elective cosmetic surgery. That same scene...