April 12, 2009 |
No doubt about it, Michelle Obama's on a roll, fresh off her triumphant G20 It-Girl World Tour: Hugging the Queen. Swarmed by schoolgirls in London. Air-kissing Carla Bruni Sarkozy. And now, Mighty Michelle has been immortalized in wax, standing right alongside her husband at Madame Tussauds in Washington. The details of her face, though not quite pretty enough, are there: the curve of her nose, the almond tilt of the eyes, the radiant smile. Her bouncing bob is a little stiff -- not surprising, since it's a statue.
February 1, 2008 |
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) - An over-the-counter ear wax softener may cause inflammation and damage to the eardrum and inner ear, and harm hearing in the process, report Canadian researchers who made the discovery in an animal study. The researchers looked at the effect of a softener called Cerumenex on hearing and the ear cells in chinchillas, a standard model for this type of research. The product is no longer sold in the United States, according to a spokesman for its manufacturer, Purdue Pharma...
May 17, 2013 |
BERLIN — Conveyor belts hum quietly, towering over piles of dark red wax. A giant mauve object that looks like a deflating balloon sprawls and sags its way across three rooms. A dark pigment circle creates the illusion of a black hole opening up in the floor. And there are lots of mirrors: convex, concave, twisting and a painted "blood mirror. " British-based artist Anish Kapoor on Friday presented his world of impressions, illusions and color in Berlin, where he has...
June 6, 2012 |
Q. I want to restore the walnut paneling in our 90-some-year-old house. In spots, the wood has been lightened by sunlight or marked by pet stains, and there are minor scratches. A wood artisan says any work on the finish will ruin the patina of aging. However, the finish is dull. Is there a one-size-fits-all type of restoration product I can use? I certainly do not want to paint the wood! Martinsburg, W.V. A. "The patina is already gone if the sun has damaged the wood," notes Jarrod Hawksford, who works at Colonial...
August 11, 2009 |
Dear Heloise: I read your response regarding smoke-odor elimination, and I am surprised that you did not refer the writer to a dry cleaner who had an ozone machine to remove the smoke odor. The machines work and do a fantastic job of removing all smoke, and then items can be cleaned afterward, either by washing or dry cleaning, based on the fabric. My best story to emphasize the effectiveness of an ozone machine is that of my sister-in-law and her husband, who purchased a used mobile home.
March 23, 2008
The first time you sit down to make a Ukrainian Easter egg, you're all thumbs. You fumble with getting the melted wax in the special writing tool, the lines you draw are shaky and your carefully thought-out design is quickly derailed when a big glop of wax drips where it wasn't supposed to. And that's assuming you don't jab your thumb through the fragile shell in a moment of over-enthusiasm. Those moments are rare for the Eggerton family of Fairfax -- cousins Amelia, Virginia, Pam and Trish Eggerton and Michael Burton.