Archive | February, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Saves the Best for Last

28 Feb

Last Call for the Winter Games

Despite starting off with the tragic death of Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, and being trashed in the foreign press for all the misfires, Vancouver breathed a collective sigh of relief this weekend as the Winter Games came together.

Athletic accomplishments and personal bests were set with Team Canada winning 14 gold medals for the Winter Olympics.

Sidney Crosby to the Rescue: After leading the charge for most of the gold medal hockey game, Team Canada gave up a goal (with less than a minute to go) to send the game into overtime. Team USA had the momentum and Ryan Miller, but Nova Scotia’s Sidney Crosby saved the country from a collective nervous breakdown (does Sidney have a girlfriend?) The New York tabloids are calling him “Sid Vicious” but he’s just Sid the Kid to us.

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Johnny Weir’s Favorite Makeup Products

27 Feb
U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir.

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Makeup Routine of an Olympic Skating Champion

In today’s world, men wear makeup. Especially men involved with figure skating.

If you had to get tips from any of the figure skaters on Team USA, Johnny Weir would probably be your go-to makeup guy.

StyeList asked the flamboyant skater which makeup product he wouldn’t be caught dead without when skating.

Instead of naming one product, Weir offered these five top sellers for those of us who live and work on and off the ice.

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Curling is a Hit on Wall Street

27 Feb

Latest Pastime of Bull & Bear Followers

What do Wall Street bankers do after a stressful day of watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average dip and jive? They turn on the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games to check out the latest curling match.

According to the New York Times, curling is like “chess on ice,” which even appeals to the CNBC crew who replace market chatter with curling when the closing bell rings.

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Rise and Faltering of Canadian Female Athletes at Vancouver 2010

27 Feb

Highs and Lows of Athletic Performance at the Winter Games

If you’ve been following the Canadian female athletes at the 2010 Winter Games, you may feel like you’ve been riding a rolling coaster.

So far, the best moments for the women have included Joannie Rochette elegantly skating to a bronze medal days after her mother died of a heart attack. Recalling her mother’s advice, Rochette chose to skate because her mother wanted her to be a strong person. Most of us couldn’t summon that level of courage in an entire lifetime. Rochette was awarded the Vancouver 2010 Terry Fox Award along with Petra Majdic of Slovenia for embodying the best in the human spirit.

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Get in the Game with Winter Sunscreen

26 Feb

The Sun Shines All Year!

Whether you’re on the slopes or shopping at outdoor boutiques, winter is not the time to let down your guard. If you’re outside for long periods of time, you risk double exposure: UV rays from the sun and the reflection of light off of snow.

Sunscreen may not be sexy but it can keep your skin hydrated and young while you get your winter game on.

The good news about winter protection is that’s there’s a slew of products, that target different areas of your face and body.

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