Jai Paul’s Brother A.K. Paul Resurfaces on New NAO Song “Trophy”

With Jai Paul‘s next moves always shrouded in mystery, his equally-skilled musician-brother A.K. Paul has re-emerged on a major new record from another artist. Connecting with London songstress NAO, A.K. Paul makes an appearance on the new track "Trophy." While only a part of the song is available for listening via an official snippet, you can expect the entire effort to surface once the album it belongs to sees release. That project — NAO’s For All We Know — is scheduled to arrive in a little of a day’s worth of time. For now, check out a preview of "Trophy" below.

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DJ Khaled Reveals The Major Keys For Hillary Clinton’s Campaign On ‘The Nightly Show’

DJ Khaled Dishes Out Major Keys For The Clinton Campaign On 'The Nightly Show'

Major Key Alert: DJ Khaled has some wisdom to share with Hillary Clinton and her campaign. Days away from the release of his ninth studio album Major Key, the hit-making producer (and Snapchat sensation) brought his expertise to The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore to help guide the presidential hopeful to the promised land (or in this case, The White House) with his proven keys to success.

Album and alcohol plugs aside, Khaled did have some proper notes for Clinton, like commanding the stage when she finally squares of against Trump in debate, as well as making sure to grab crucial co-signs (POTUS and, of course, Khaled are included.) And truth be told, she’ll need all the help she can get to lock this thing up, as Trump appears to grow stronger and more present by the day. Watch as DJ Khaled shares his major keys for the success of the Clinton campaign on The Nightly Show below. Pray with us all that a Trump defeat is as easy as Khaled makes it seem. Pre-order his new album on iTunes today and jump back to hear his latest single “Holy Key,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Betty Wright.

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Stream Rome Fortune’s Fiery New Mixtape, ‘VVORLDVVIDE PIMPSATION’

Rome Fortune has never been one to stick to a particular genre or style, and his latest mixtape ‘VVORLDVVIDE PIMPSATION’ is the idiosyncratic Atlanta rapper’s most progressive project yet. With production from Toro Y Moi, DJ Spinz, iLoveMakonnen, Bloodpop, C4, and many others, the 11-track mixtape draws from a wealth of varied talent, curated under the careful watch of Rome’s masterful creative eye. Stream ‘VVORLDVVIDE PIMPSATION’ below.

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FitPlan on Superset Secrets that Shock the Body for Huge Gains – Fast!

FitPlan has a great post on Supersets and why they are so effective. Do you know the secret behind the superset?

Hang around the weight rack long enough and you’ll hear talk about these calorie-shredding workouts that create huge muscle gains in half-time.

What is a superset?

It’s performing two exercises in a row with little to no rest between. For example, doing a set of curls followed by a set of tricep extensions. Or squats followed by leg extensions.

There are many ways to perform a superset. Many ways exist to hack your workouts to save time and create more muscle – fast!

Step into the gym with us as we explore the differences between superset techniques, which types of supersets are right for you and how to incur huge gains – while keeping a balanced, healthy physique.

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What You Can Do in Your 20s and 30s to Prevent Physical Decline in Your 50s and 60s


Think you’re too young to worry about getting old? You may have less time than you think: According to a new
study, physical decline begins earlier in life than doctors typically detect it—often when people are in their 50s. And even if you’re not there yet, the authors say, it’s important to take steps while you’re still young and healthy to ensure you stay that way as long as possible.

Researchers at Duke University wanted to know when, exactly, people started to slow down and experience symptoms of physical decline. So they asked 775 people, ranging in age from their 30s to their 100s, to complete a few simple tasks: rising from a chair repeatedly for 30 seconds, standing on one leg for a minute, and walking for six minutes.

Overall, younger people outperformed older ones. But consistently, the researchers noticed that participants started to have trouble with these activities—specifically with getting out of a chair and standing on one leg—in their 50s. Walking speed and aerobic endurance started to decline a bit later, on average in participants’ 60s and 70s

 

Unfortunately, say the study authors, functional tests often aren’t conducted by doctors until patients are in their 70s or 80s. “By then you’ve missed 40 years of opportunities to remedy problems," said study co-author Miriam C. Morey, PhD, senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke University School of Medicine, in a press release.

Morey and her colleagues hope their study will provide new benchmarks for doctors to use in exams and routine physicals, helping them to identify problems in their patients earlier. They also hope to remind people that it’s never too early to start focusing on physical fitness.

“What you do in your 20s, 30s, and 40s really dictates what happens to you in your50s, 60s, and 70s,” says lead author Katherine S. Hall, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Duke. “If you develop healthy exercise habits in early adulthood, you can most likely preserve your functional independence for a lot longer.”

In other words, says Hall, don’t wait until you’re 80 and can’t get out of your chair. “I understand that young people aren’t motivated to exercise so they can walk around the block or get in and out of the car, but those problems are down the road, and there are things you can do about them now," she says.

 

This message is especially important for women, who showed larger drops in physical function with increasing age. “We are sounding the alarm,” she says. “If you’re a female, this should be a wake-up call that you have a harder row to hoe."

Previous research has shown that a woman’s 20s, 30s, and 40s can be a particularly vulnerable time for healthy habits, she adds, with competing demands from work and family. And even women who do exercise regularly are less likely than men to do regular strength training—an important component for muscle function and bone health as you get older.

Hall recommends that both men and women, no matter what age, find a regular fitness program they can stick with for the long haul. Ideally, it should be a program that pairs aerobic exercise with strength training, balance exercises, and flexibility work. Research shows this can pay off: In Hall’s study, adults who reported more regular physical activity did indeed have better physical function, in their 50s and beyond.

She also encourages adults of all ages to try the same tests for physical function used in the study, to get a sense of where they are and what they might need to work on. “But doing it just once won’t give you the full picture,” she says. “It’s when you start to see changes and decline over time that you know something is wrong.”

The research was published in the Journals of Gerontology, and is part of a larger research project called the MURDOCK study. Next, Hall and Morey plan to study blood samples of the participants to see whether any biological or genetic markers also related to earlier physical decline.

 

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Nike Air Presto Woven “Wolf Grey” // Available Now

Woven details add greater distinction to the Nike Air Presto in this new release available now for summer wears. Outfitted in a monotone Wolf Grey aesthetic, the shoe takes to a woven toe while many other elements of the shoe remain intact. A white midsole resides below while the ride is complete with a black […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Gold Medal” Will Drop Before the Olympic Games Kick Off

New to join the prestigious Air Jordan catalog is this Olympic-themed Air Jordan 1 Retro High. Dressed in a full leather upper construction, heavy hits of Royal Blue and white alternate throughout the side panels, toe panel, heels and outsole, while metallic gold found on the side Swoosh and Wings branding add a subtle splash of luxury. Wrapping up the silhouette is the bold orange-hued Jumpman that sits squarely on the tongue. The new Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Gold Medal” hits select retailers on August 1.

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Nike Air Max Tuned 1 “Satin”

Tuned Air makes a splashy appearance this summer with this “Satin” fueled Air Max Tuned 1 for the ladies. Basking in a softened sentiment driven by premium construction, the Light Bone colored upper appears accented in sail with Visible Air resting just above a gum outer. Take a closer look below and ladies can cop […]

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Questlove Fires Back at Bill O’Reilly’s Slavery Comments

Questlove Fires Back at Bill O’Reilly’s Slavery Comments

On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention, which is taking place this week in Philadelphia. During her speech, she spoke movingly about the country’s history, remarking, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” On Tuesday, when discussing that part of Obama’s speech, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly remarked that “slaves that worked there were well fed and had decent lodgings.” 

O’Reilly’s comment has inspired significant backlash. Today on Instagram, Questlove wrote a lengthy counterpoint to the TV host’s view of slavery. “Slavery is the pebble whose ripple in the river still resonates on and on and on and on,” he wrote. “I’d like to think most of you have common sense. But there is nothing more dangerous than a man in a suit pretending to be a journalist giving revisionist history on the ugliness that was slavery. What’s so fun and lighthearted about being shackled?” Read his full comments below.

Slavery was inhumane. Slavery was sadistic. Slavery was uncomfortable. Slavery was unjust. Slavery was a nightmare. Slavery was a despicable act. Slavery is the pebble whose ripple in the river still resonates on and on and on and on. I’d like to think most of you have common sense. But there is nothing more dangerous than a man in a suit pretending to be a journalist giving revisionist history on the ugliness that was slavery. What’s so fun and lighthearted about being shackled? being separated from your loved ones? Being molested and raped HOURLY, being branded with hot iron? being property? being castrated? being flogged? being malnourished? living in high stress conditions? forced to lay in your own feces? being sold in a heartbeat? suppressing ANY emotion (with the surprising exception of singing it was illegal —lashes or death–to read, write, "talk back" or "sass", cry (how many of you heard "you better NOT cry before I give you something to cry about!"), get angry, or even more surprising LAUGHING (a plantation barrel of water was always in proximity to dunk ones head in so one could express emotions and suppress the sound as to not alert your overseer of your "sassing"—deep history I just learned about laughing and the slave period—the first recorded song "The Laughing Song" was the defiant "F%^k Tha Police" of its day (also where the term "Barrel Of Laughs" gets its origin)—I’m getting beside the point. I dunno if that man’s (never say his name) point is to troll at any cost whatsoever but his entire existence is a 5 steps backwards for any progress made in humanity. My dismay is the percentage of people who get their news from memes/headlines/& sources to whom they have 0 clue is feeding them false information. Human Trafficking in any form from today’s underage prostitution, to the private Prison System we exercise here in the US, to the Holocaust to 500 years of Slavery–and all other examples I’ve not mentioned is INHUMANE & Evil. —watch where you get your information from and the company you keep people.

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Questlove Fires Back at Bill O’Reilly’s Slavery Comments

Questlove Fires Back at Bill O’Reilly’s Slavery Comments

On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention, which is taking place this week in Philadelphia. During her speech, she spoke movingly about the country’s history, remarking, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” On Tuesday, when discussing that part of Obama’s speech, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly remarked that “slaves that worked there were well fed and had decent lodgings.” 

O’Reilly’s comment has inspired significant backlash. Today on Instagram, Questlove wrote a lengthy counterpoint to the TV host’s view of slavery. “Slavery is the pebble whose ripple in the river still resonates on and on and on and on,” he wrote. “I’d like to think most of you have common sense. But there is nothing more dangerous than a man in a suit pretending to be a journalist giving revisionist history on the ugliness that was slavery. What’s so fun and lighthearted about being shackled?” Read his full comments below.

Slavery was inhumane. Slavery was sadistic. Slavery was uncomfortable. Slavery was unjust. Slavery was a nightmare. Slavery was a despicable act. Slavery is the pebble whose ripple in the river still resonates on and on and on and on. I’d like to think most of you have common sense. But there is nothing more dangerous than a man in a suit pretending to be a journalist giving revisionist history on the ugliness that was slavery. What’s so fun and lighthearted about being shackled? being separated from your loved ones? Being molested and raped HOURLY, being branded with hot iron? being property? being castrated? being flogged? being malnourished? living in high stress conditions? forced to lay in your own feces? being sold in a heartbeat? suppressing ANY emotion (with the surprising exception of singing it was illegal —lashes or death–to read, write, "talk back" or "sass", cry (how many of you heard "you better NOT cry before I give you something to cry about!"), get angry, or even more surprising LAUGHING (a plantation barrel of water was always in proximity to dunk ones head in so one could express emotions and suppress the sound as to not alert your overseer of your "sassing"—deep history I just learned about laughing and the slave period—the first recorded song "The Laughing Song" was the defiant "F%^k Tha Police" of its day (also where the term "Barrel Of Laughs" gets its origin)—I’m getting beside the point. I dunno if that man’s (never say his name) point is to troll at any cost whatsoever but his entire existence is a 5 steps backwards for any progress made in humanity. My dismay is the percentage of people who get their news from memes/headlines/& sources to whom they have 0 clue is feeding them false information. Human Trafficking in any form from today’s underage prostitution, to the private Prison System we exercise here in the US, to the Holocaust to 500 years of Slavery–and all other examples I’ve not mentioned is INHUMANE & Evil. —watch where you get your information from and the company you keep people.

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Michael Jordan Debuts All-Red Air Jordan 11 Low at Flight School Camp

If you’re good, you go to Five Star Camp. If you’re lucky, you go to Michael Jordan’s Flight School Camp. Once again, it proved better to be lucky than good as MJ debuted an Air Jordan 11 Low in red and gum at the historic hoops getaway. About three years ago, we first saw this […]

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Listen to Wondaland Record’s DJ Nana Kwabena’s Electric Global Mix

Within the first few moments of our meeting, Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter, Nana Kwabena, is inventing medical conditions — perhaps a remnant of his time at University of Pennsylvania studying Biology before settling on Public Health. “I had motion dyslexia as child,” he tells me, deadpan in the face of my quizzical expression. “Just kidding, ” he breaks into a toothy grin after a moment, “that doesn’t exist.”

Nana recently interviewed both of his parents, who are Ghanaian, to get a better understanding of what it was like coming to the United States and raising children in a foreign country. One of the stories that spawned from the interview also gave an early hint that Nana would be both musically inclined and unable to keep still from “motion dyslexia,” if you will.

“When I was a baby my grandmother used to watch us. While she was over she’d watch a lot of General Hospital, and what I would do is stop, drop and roll to the TV, pull myself up and turn the TV off. After that, I’d stop, drop and roll to the turntable but I couldn’t put a record on because I was too small, so whatever record was on the turntable I’d push ‘play.’ Then, I would stop, drop and roll to the kitchen and empty out all of the cabinets and make a drum circle of pots around me, and I would play the drums to whatever music was playing in the other room. After about forty-five minutes I’d get tired so I’d crawl into the cabinet and take a nap. Apparently I did this every day.”

Years later after finishing his undergraduate studies and being accepted into George Washington University’s Public Health program, Nana decided to defer further schooling and revisit his drum circle days of childhood. He moved to New York where he promptly tapped into his Penn network to land production work with John Legend, a fellow Penn alumni. During that time he also reconnected with Wondaland Records singer Jidenna Mobisson, with whom he went on to help found Fear & Fancy, a social club and hub for activism.

“Jidenna and I actually met over ten years ago at Penn,” Nana explains. “I used to DJ parties and one of my bandmates at the time grew up with Jidenna. He would have Jidenna, who went to Stanford, come through to Penn for our parties. I remember meeting him back then and chilling with him. When I came to New York and then he moved here [New York City] we reconnected and realized there were just so many parallels in our lives. His father was a chief in Nigeria, my grandfather, who I’m named after, was a chief in Ghana. We just had a lot of similarities in terms of our theories on life, our theories on music, our theories on manhood.

At that point we decided to kind of forgo trying to chase all of these people in the industry and build our own thing. We spent two or three years building our own sound, our own style. He had a relationship with Wondaland back when he was in college, he was one of the first people to bring Janelle Monae to campus. Back in the day, Jidenna brought her [Janelle Monae] to Stanford, and she opened for him. It was that early. They stayed in contact by virtue of that, time went by and we all got connected. We used to travel down to their studio in Atlanta where we worked on The Eephus, our first collaborative project. At that point I could just tell I was in the right place because the spirit of everybody was so organic. We were all on a mission, and all the missions were aligned.”

Yet another of Nana’s missions is to spread knowledge about sickle-cell disease, something both he and his late brother were born with. In 2012, following his brother’s passing from sickle-cell related complications, he founded AllOneBlood, a non-profit dedicated to educating more people about the disease. “Changing the narrative is the biggest thing to me,” Nana explains, “the biggest narrative that needs to change is that it’s a black disease. When you open up the lens on a global perspective you realize that sickle-cell effects basically anybody near the equator who have developed this genetic mutation that tried to protect them from malaria.”

Take a listen to Nana’s mix and follow along with the track list below.

01. Drake – With You ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR
02. Beyonce – Sorry (Mash Up International Afrobeat Remix)
03. Rae Sremmurd – By Chance
04. Chance The Rapper – No Problem ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
05. Travis Scott – Pick Up The Phone ft. Young Thug & Quavo
06. Chris Brown x WizKid x Hoody Baby x Section Boyz – Shabba
07. D.R.A.M. – Broccoli ft. Lil Yachty
08. Kent Jones – Don’t Mind ft. Mr. Vegas (Dom Da Bomb Remix)
09. Krept x Konan x Jeremih x Wizkid x Davido x Ice Prince x Fuse ODG – Freak of the Week (Afrobeat Remix)
10. AKA – Baddest ft. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga
11. Alkaline – City
12. Vybz Kartel – Fever
13. Beyonce – Ring Off
14. Jidenna – Little Bit More
15. DJ Henry – Like This ft. WizKid
16. Buena Boy – Don Gorgon
17. Mr Eazi x Juls x Efya – Skin Tight
18. Kuvie x Moe x Ayat – K3 Ke Mi
19. Timaya – Sanko Remix ft. Destra
20. Knottiness – Bruk Off Mi Back
21. Popcorn – Ova Dweet
22. Future Fambo – Bloodclaute
23. Buena Boy – Yawa Dey
24. Maleek Berry – The Matter ft. WizKid
25. Drake – One Dance (Culture Clash Dubplate)
26. Eugy x Mr Eazi – Dance For Me
27. Kanye West – Fade ft. Ty Dolla Sign
28. Maleek Berry – Kontrol
29. Drake – Too Good ft. Rihanna
30. Juls – Teef Teef ft. Mr. Eazi, Eugy & Sarkodie
31. Davido – Aye
32. Eddy Kenzo – Sitya Loss
33. Ayo Jay – Your Number One Remix ft. Fetty Wap
34. WizKid – Show You The Money
35. Young Thug – Digits (Meith e Dj André Sousa Afro-Mix)
36. Tenno – Dance
37. Bisa Kdei – Brother Brother
38. Rae Sremmurd – Look Alive
39. Drake x Makonnen x Venice – Tuesday (TriFecta Afrohouse Edit)
40. Staff Paulo – Sapeleme ft. Gaia Beat & Dj Ricardo Orange
41. Sidiki Diabate – C’est Bon ft. Iba One & Niska
42. Drake – Still Here

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Watch the Game of Thrones Bloopers Reel for Season 6

It’s not all just blood and games as seen in the recent Game of Thrones bloopers reel. Following a series of unsuspecting comebacks, the reveal of Melisandre’s age and an explosive finale, we get to see a lighter side of the cast. Peter Dinklage struggles repeatedly with the word “benevolent,” while the Hound not-so-gracefully wields his axe into fire wood and Emilia Clarke is seen stumbling with her Dothraki — who could blame her? Check out the full clip above.

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Michael Jordan Speaks out on the Shootings of Black Americans and Police Officers

Charlotte Hornets owner and basketball legend Michael Jordan has decided to speak out about the recent wave of violence in America, most notably the targeting of black Americans at the hands of police and the widespread anti-police sentiment that has emerged as a reaction to the violence. In a one-page open letter to The Undefeated, Jordan said:

“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.”

Elsewhere in the letter, Jordan took the opportunity to announce that he would be making $1 million USD donations to two charity funds, one in support of community-police relations and the other being the NAACP Legal Defense fund, saying the following:

“To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations’ policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.

You can read the letter in full here.

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Fat, Zapped (And is it All That?)

Clean eating and regular exercise absolutely work better than any other strategy for getting rid of extra fat in the body, whether you’re talking about major weight loss or a few extra pounds. But when those few extra pounds are lodged stubbornly in an especially unwanted spot and refuse to respond to diet or even a serious workout schedule, the world of dermatology has been hard at work at some pretty effective, non-invasive—if also not jaw-droppingly dramatic—solutions.

The new fat-melting devices have little to no downtime, but they also do less in the way of fat removal than traditional surgery or liposuction. Less, though, is what many people are looking for—a flatter stomach, a smoother thigh. “It’s not major surgery like a tummy tuck, or even liposuction, and that’s a serious advantage for a lot of people,” says New York dermatologist Robert Anolik of theLaser and Skin Surgery Center, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU and frequent goop contributor. “They have an area on their body that bugs them, rather than needing a major overhaul.”

“I tell patients to think of it for problem areas that just won’t budge despite a healthy lifestyle,” says dermatologist Dendy Engelman ofManhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery and director of dermatologic surgery and laser medicine and Metropolitan Hospital.

Dermatologists disagree about which device works the best: Unlike drugs, devices don’t have to prove as much to the FDA in terms of effectiveness. “The FDA cares whether or not it’s safe, so these devices are all safe,” says Anolik. “How effective each one is depends on who you talk to.” The fact that there are now multiple options means different types of patients can be better accommodated, says dermatologist Bruce Katz, director of the Juva Skin and Laser Center in New York: “It’s a great time—there’s a lot we can do, and it’s important to remember that one device isn’t always the best solution for everyone.”

Some of the new treatments warm the fat beneath the skin with radiofrequency, lasers, or sonic energy; others use cold to accomplish a similar end; still others use enzymes. All bring about selective fat cell death (apoptosis), and all target small areas of fat—on the abdomen, above the knees, beneath the chin, just above the derriere, on the inner and outer thighs, even the upper arms—as opposed to liposuction, which is still the gold standard in more-significant-amounts-of-fat removal. While liposuction comes in various intensities, all of it is at least minimally invasive (meaning there’s downtime).

Freezing

The device that started it all, CoolSculpting, freezes areas of fat beneath the skin, inducing apoptosis (the skin itself remains unfrozen because of cryoprotective barriers placed on the skin, which are part of the treatment). Because it was first, it tends to be the standard that other technologies are compared against. “For a flat stomach, or for love handles, you can really get substantial changes with CoolSculpting,” says Anolik. The technology has recently improved, he says, decreasing treatment time from an hour to 35 minutes, and allowing for treatment of multiple sites at once. “Think of love handles, for instance,” he says. “You used to have to do two separate treatments, each an hour long, and now you can do them both in 35 minutes.”

Another new development is CoolSculpting: It now works for a double chin, says Anolik. “Almost ⅔ of the people I see are bothered by a double chin, and there was never any option for them—and now there are two good ones. The response rate for CoolSculpting is pretty great for the double chin so far. We also have Kybella, an injected enzyme that breaks apart fat cells—it’s not a frightening substance, it’s used in our digestive systems to digest fat, and because it’s a drug, it comes with drug studies, on thousands of people. We usually get a significant change with 2-4 treatments.” Both approaches involve at least a week of social downtime, as Anolik puts it, and some tenderness and soreness, though he notes that there’s less downtime and soreness with CoolScultping. On the body, CoolSculpting involves little to no downtime. “If you do a large area, you might experience some crampiness, a little pinkness, swelling, numbness, or tingling, but you can go to the gym that day,” he says. Katz sees potential in an ultrasound-generated cooling technology called UltraShape: “I like that it’s a probe, put wherever you need it, unlike CoolSculpting, which pulls the fat into an applicator, so you have less control over where you’re treating,” he says.

Heat

A number of therapies direct heat to the fat layer beneath the skin, aiming to induce apoptosis in just the way freezing does. SculpSure creates the heat with laser technology; BTL Vanquish ME uses a radio-frequency field that’s applied evenly over an area; both are next-generation for a number of reasons, Engelman says. “The biggest difference is how quickly you’re able to see results,” she says, “CoolSculpting takes a couple months following treatment, but results with Vanquish ME start to show after two to three treatments.” Engelman also says patients can find CoolSculpting uncomfortable, while she compares the Vanquish ME to lying under a warm heating blanket. (The device doesn’t actually touch your skin, but hovers over the entire abdomen area, treating it all at once.) “And Vanquish ME has the largest spot size in the industry—so it provides smooth and even treatment,” she says. “Other treatments use spot/smaller applicators that get connected together to treat a larger area, sometimes resulting in lines of demarcation.” The treatments take 45 minutes, and Engelman says she sees best results when she treats immediately afterward with a device called Cellutone that increases blood flow and provides an even quicker, more even result.

Katz, on the other hand, says he sees the best results with SculpSure. “It takes less time than CoolSculpting—25 minutes—and I find the results are better aesthetically,” says Katz. “You can put the applicator anywhere there’s a little bulge of fat, whereas with CoolSculpting you’re limited by the amount the applicator pulls into the device. It really works everywhere: a larger spot like the abdomen, smaller ones like the upper arms or knees—it’s great.”

Because it’s heat, Katz continues, there’s the possibility of tightening as well as fat removal.

All of these devices treat fat, but are not specifically designed to treat laxity, it’s important to note. “Tightening with heat could work—it definitely works for laxity in the face—but it’s not proven,” says Anolik. He says he’s exploring using Ulthera, an ultrasound heat-targeting device that’s become the gold standard in tightening the face and neck, on small areas of the body: “It’s important to remember that with an area like, say, your whole abdomen, that’s a lot of force pulling down with gravity.”

Katz says he’s seen good results in terms of tightening with a fractional resurfacing technology, EndyMed, used on the body. “It’s the new kid on the block,” he says. “They have a body handpiece that works well.” He also likes the slightly more invasive Therme-RF radiofrequency laser which emits its energy through a cannula inserted under the skin.

The fat-melting devices also don’t treat cellulite, which involves fat but also bands of connective tissue that hold the fat together; Anolik and Katz both like a technology called Cellfina for cellulite—but it’s a more invasive treatment involving a needle under the skin, and some soreness and bruising.

Most importantly, again, it’s small amounts of fat that are getting removed. “It’s not major surgery like a tummy tuck—where you’ve got scars and recovery times, or even liposuction,” says Anolik. “It’s not a ticket to binge,” says Engelman. “But it can give you that little boost needed to get rid of stubborn fat, or even jump-start a new fitness plan.”

No matter which device initially appeals, consult a doctor whose office works with multiple devices, says Anolik: “I’d caution the public to go to a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has access to several of these technologies, so they can help you find what’s right for you, rather than just sell you on the device they happen to have.”

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5 Ways To Look Effortlessly Ageless (Without Any Plastic Surgery)

By Emily Blackwood

There’s a lot you can do to alter the way you look and cover up what you don’t like.

Makeup hides zits, spandex smoothens out belly bloat and you can even contour yourself some bigger boobs. But while our arsenal of beauty tools can fix most issues, the one enemy we never defeat is time. Unless you’re Marty McFly with a souped-up Delorean, there’s no time machine for your face.

Nothing can make you feel worse than when you look back on old pictures and compare your looks from then and now. You think you look the same as when you were 20 years old, until it’s three in the morning and you’re crying in front of a mirror wondering where the EFF these wrinkles came from.

Though aging can never really be slowed down, it can be a hell of a lot easier when you start taking care of yourself.

Self care and self love so are important, it’s stupid. If you stop focusing on yourself, you won’t have the energy or ability to live the life you want and be the kind of person you want to be.

While you make think those kind of speeches are better meant for those college grads who are just starting their lives, they’re just important to people who are farther down the road.

No matter how old you are, you deserve to look and feel your best. And you can only do that when you stop and take real care of yourself.

Start falling in love with your looks again with these five natural tools:

1. Put on some weight

​It’s been scientifically proven that being too thin over 40 can make your face appear older ,thanks to the loss of volume that creates jowls and develops wrinkles. SOOO, go eat a piece of chocolate cake and celebrate your newfound anti-aging routine.

Best news ever. I know. You can thank me later.

2. Paint your nails

​Another tell-tale sign of aging is your hands. One quick trick that can distract people into thinking you’re younger is wearing nail polish — especially jewel-toned hues.

And make sure you’re also taking care of the skin on your hands. Because dried-out, crepe skin is the literal worst when it comes to looking old.

3. Play up your eyes

Eyes are one of first areas that show your age the fastest, and wearing just lipstick isn’t helping. No need to get too crazy, just a touch of glowing shadow in the center of your lid and inner corner is all you need to brighten you up.

Find a video tutorial on how to apply eye shadow for beginners, if you feel like getting a bit more in-depth.

4. Stop moisturizing your skin and start hydrating

​As we already know, one of the worst signs of aging is crepe skin, where your skin dries out so much that it literally starts looking like crepe paper. Though your first instinct might be to dose yourself in the most intense moisturizer you can find, maybe try hydrating your skin instead with something like Beverly Hills MD’s Crepe Correcting Body Complex.

Its all-natural ingredients have been known to do wonders on skin, with zero surgery required. Don’t believe that a cream can do all that? Check out this video from the creators where they explain how something made out of freakin’ watermelon rind and red algae (seriously) can actually make your skin retain more moisture.

 

This simple switch can make a huge difference. The side that you part you hair on the most is the one that sees the sun the most (a.k.a the color fades and becomes dull, and may even show more grey hair!).

Cue the hair flip. Immediate reset and refresh.

Created in partnership with Beverly Hills MD.

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Dice Raw’s ‘The Last Jimmy’ Returns To Philly For Democratic Convention

Dice Raw's 'The Last Jimmy' Returns To Philly For Democratic Convention

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Dice Raw‘s provocative hip-hop musical The Last Jimmy will return to its birthplace of Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.

In the musical, Dice Raw portrays Jimmy, the last black man to be incarcerated in America. The production is co-created and written by Phil Brown of Salt World Inc, and inspired by Dr. Michelle Alexander‘s renowned book The New Jim Crow.

The shows will be at the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 South Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Showtimes are July 26 through July 29 at 7 p.m., and July 30 through July 31 at 2 p.m.

Each performance will be followed by a talk back, which is included in the ticket of admission. Confirmed panelists  Dr. James Braxton Peterson, director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University and founder of Hip Hop Scholars; Reverend Dr. Alyn E Waller, pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project; and Vincent Moto, who was wrongly convicted and exonerated after nine years in prison.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, or $50 for VIP, which guarantees a seat in the first two rows.

To buy a ticket and stay updated on the roster of panelists for each show date, visit the musical’s Eventbrite page.

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DJ Khaled Shares “Holy Key” With Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, And Betty Wright

Earlier today we unveiled the official full track list of DJ Khaled’s upcoming album Major Key, which is only six days away from release. The list of collaborations on the album is nothing short of incredible, featuring JAY Z, Drake, Future, Nas, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz. His official track with Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Betty Wright, “Holy Key,” has been released today and you can now listen to it here below.

DJ Khaled’s new album Major Key is expected to release on July 29 via Epic Records and his own imprint We the Best Music Group.

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