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REVIEW: TriPollar STOP for Face: Does it work like it claims?

Facing a BIG birthday I suddenly noticed my jowls starting to sag. GASP! While I've been pretty good at staving off most wrinkles and heavy-duty aging signs, I did not fixate on the jowl until this one fateful day.

What to do?

I made an appointment for the CoolTouch laser at my derm office. This was a delightful procedure compare to the horrid Thermage and similar HOT HOT HOT lasers to lift and firm. I would recommend it...but it's pricey, so I figured I needed to look at other options. (The CoolTouch requires a minimum of three treatments to get the full effect, they say.)

I started the inevitable internet search for something proven to work at home. I put several hours into it (admittedly time I should have spent doing something else, but I was dogged). I found the TriPollar STOP for the face and decided after hemming and hawing to get it (450+ on Amazon with several pretty good reviews).

It came from overseas (I want to say Denmark or somewhere like that). Shipping was pre…

Clueless Advertising for the Boomer Generation: My response to a HARO query


Media Outlet: Fifty Plus Advocate newspapers

I'm seeking comments from advertisers and sociologists on why it
seems that major marketing advertisements aimed at people 50 and
older tend to show their perspective customers in the decline of
life -- needing a drug to have sex or just get through the day,
added health care coverage, electric wheelchairs to get around
-- anything but the vibrant lifestyle many of them continue to
lead well into their 70s, and in doing so, are losing the chance
to attract a sizeable market from a huge section of the
population, many who have more disposable income than the
younger audience that tend to be marketed to in much greater


I couldn’t agree more with your post! I am a Boomer myself (just barely) and do NOT, respond to the feeble advertising of today’s marketing gurus who likely don’t have a very, shall we say, expanded concept of what it’s like to be a Boomer in today’s life. Most are incredibly active and vital, and with the…

The history of hair and hair styling

The history of hair and hair styling
Twisty, braided or curly, styled straight or wavy, hair has been cut and styled every day, since centuries. Hair styles for men and women have been in existence since the medieval period and the Roman era. Paris, the mecca of fashion and style, had and still has its own unique fashion dictionary that the world chooses to follow. The ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, China, Rome, America, Africa, and Japan, had their own exclusive hair styles.
Traditional Japanese hairstyles make use of jeweled combs and beautiful,
Between the 16th and 19th centuries, the hairstyles of women became more elaborate and hair began to be decorated with ornaments such as ostrich plumes, flowers, ropes of pearls, ribbons, jewels, and delicate hand-crafted objects. It was sometime in the mid-18th century that the pouf became the style of choice for most wealthy women. During this time, the hair styles of men also evolved. Japanese men began to cut their hair in zangiri …