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Could buccal massage – the latest celebrity beauty trend – make you look older, not younger?

You probably won’t be surprised there aren’t any clinical studies about whether buccal massage can give you a more contoured face. We also don’t know if your face could end up looking more ‘saggy’.
Mehmet Oz speaks on Nov. 8, 2022, shortly before losing his bid for Pennsylvania senator during the midterm elections. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

Celebrities in politics have a leg up, but their advantages can’t top fundraising failures

Celebrity politicians have instant name recognition. But unless they trump competitors in fundraising, and hit other check boxes, they aren’t any more likely to win than traditional politicians.
Chinese stars Xie Na, far right, and Huang Xiaoming, second from left, were among those reposting the ‘One China’ message. VCG via Getty Images

How Chinese celebrities are amplifying official policy on Taiwan, pushing ‘One China’ messages to millions of fans online

Chinese celebrities have become increasingly politically active on social media over the years – in part to help advance their careers.
Pinpointing Elvis Presley’s true persona can depend on when and whom you ask. Don Cravens/Getty Images

Was there anything real about Elvis Presley?

Presley never wrote a memoir. Nor did he keep a diary. His music could have been a window into his inner life, but he didn’t even write his songs.
James Corden, host of ‘The Late Late Show,’ recently announced that he will be stepping down from the show. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

What can reverse late-night TV’s decline?

Members of the key 18-to-34 demographic finds the format stale, the hosts unrelatable and the topics patronizing.
Behavioral science researchers have found that people tend to have more positive body self-images when they appreciate the body for what it can do – not just how it looks. Tempura/E+ via Getty Images

The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to make a healthy shift in body ideals

For many, the pandemic has disrupted daily habits around eating and fitness – which makes it a prime time to shake up old assumptions about achieving an ideal body.
Usher, shown speaking in 2019 at an event hosted by the nonprofit he started, and two other celebrities shot five episodes of the canceled series. Paras Griffin/Getty Images

‘The Activist’ reality TV show sparked furor, but treating causes as commodities with help from celebrities happens all the time

The producers are recasting the show as a documentary. The original version would have done more harm than good for the causes being showcased, two scholars argue.

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