“Bieber Hair” Helps Fight Against Skin Cancer

Apparently Justin Bieber is doing some good deeds these days?

It turns out that Bieber’s infamous haircut, one that he no longer sports these days, helps protect against skin cancer.

Researchers Bernard Cohen and Crystal Agi of Johns Hopkins University conducted the study in which they concluded that the hairdo’s bangs protect the forehead, preventing melanoma.

Interestingly, the experiment was originally called “The Justin Bieber Effect.” Ever since Bieber’s numerous misdemeanors, they decided to change the project name to “The Big Bang Theory: Adolescent Hairstyles and Sun Protection.”

Cohen and Agi are not advocates of the 20-year-old Canadian superstar’s former ‘do. They simply wanted to find a way to begin a discussion about skin cancer among young people.

“It can be hard to talk to teens about the importance of sun protection because they often think of cancer as something that happens long down the road, but I see 12-year-olds who develop age spots after one bad sunburn,” Cohen told Yahoo!

I’m wondering if the Biebs is at risk now that he’s moved away from that circa 2009 look?

Still protected against those UV rays though, right?

 

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High Line NYC

Yesterday I went to the High Line in NYC with a few of my girlfriends from high school!

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The High Line, an urban linear elevated park located along 10th Avenue,  is quite the interesting sight. It used to be a street level railway in the 1840s. Too many accidents occurred between the trains and the traffic, causing 10th Avenue to became known as Death Avenue. Later the train became an elevated rail to prevent anymore accidents.

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In 2009 the railway was transformed into a lovely park complete with statues, flowers, and grassy areas to enjoy the summer sun. The view is fabulous!

You can still see some of the rails. It’s so cool!

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Three highlights of our time at the High Line yesterday:

1. The Goshka Macuga bust of Colin Powell. The following pictures should explain why.

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2. The flowers!! They’re so gosh darn gorgeous!!

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IMAG18003. And the grass. I could lay there forever.

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As my friend Xiran said as we all lay on the grass, “Nature is perfect.”

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Indeed it is, my dear. Indeed. Especially at the High Line.

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My girlies!! (l-r Niketa, Kristell, and Xiran)

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My girlies!! (l-r Niketa, Kristell, and Xiran)

*(As you can tell, Xiran cannot take a normal picture. But that’s just one of the many reasons why we love her.)*

If you’re ever in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan near 10th ave and 14th Street, you should totally visit the High Line. You won’t regret it. It’s beautiful!

Check out the official site for the High Line.

Enjoy some of the footage I took while there!!