February 19, 2013
New York City Orchid show Seven thousand orchids, the largest curated orchid show in the country, will be displayed in the Victorian-style glasshouse at the New York Botanical Garden. The show runs Saturday through April 22, and on Saturdays, music from around the world will be featured - representing the regions where the orchids originate. The Orchid Show starts Saturday and runs through April 22 at the New York Botanical Gardens. The gardens are open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
February 14, 2013
After undergoing treatment for breast cancer , Lillie Shockney, the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, had nipple reconstruction - twice. Despite the many shades of patients' skin tone, "The color choices for doing it in the hospital setting were beige, dark brown and the most common color, called 'salmon,' " Shockney said. She chose salmon and the result, she said, "looked like two pancakes. " Then she saw the work of Vinnie Myers on one of her own patients and went to him. When the procedure was finished, she looked in the mirror and burst into tears.
January 28, 2013
Ravens Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs behaved for most of his time with the media -- until someone asked him about New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's tattoo. Ryan used to be the Ravens defensive line coach and coordinator. Suggs remains close to Ryan. "I probably got something on my ass that ya'll never see that is probably inappropriate," Suggs said. "Who cares? I think you guys blew it way out of proportion. I don't really think it's a big deal. I think everybody should have a certain amount of privacy, even though they are in the public eye, no matter who they are. Even our president deserves a certain amount of privacy.
October 19, 2012
There goes Madonna, classing up the joint again. To show her support of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot and critically wounded by the Taliban because of her advocacy for girls' education, the Material Girl (a.k.a. Madge, Esther, the Queen of Pop, the Hottest Bod in the AARP) took the opportunity during a recent concert at L.A.'s Staples Center to pull her pants down and reveal a (fake) tattoo of the girl's name inked across the small of her back. Take that, Taliban!
October 8, 2012
Terrell Suggs might not be in the game right now, but Tuesday night, he'll be on TV. The Ravens linebacker will be a judge -- or as they say on the program, a "very special guest" -- on a reality show for tattoo artists called "Ink Master. " On the judges panel, Suggs joins tattoo artists Oliver Peck and Chris Nunez to help decide which tattoo artist deserves a shot at a $100,000 prize. Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction is the host. The show airs at 10 p.m. Tuesday on the Spike channel.
August 22, 2012
You may make a fashion statement with that tattoo, but the FDA warns you could also put your health at risk. The regulatory agency issued a warning Wednesday about getting inked after a recent outbreak linked to the family of bacteria called nontuberculous Mycobacteria. One species of the bacteria, spread through tattoo ink, can cause lung disease, joint infection, eye problems and other organ infections, the FDA said. The infections are difficult to diagnose and require long, intense treatment regiments.