The latest nonsurgical cosmetic procedure attracting patients in the U.K. is known as the "puppet" face-lift, which uses needle and thread to pull facial skin tighter. "I always tell people not to research it online first, because it can look quite invasive, but really, it looks worse than it is," said Dr. Joanna Longstaffe of Independent General Practice in Wales.
Facebook today will announce a major overhaul of its newsfeed, in a bid to stoke user engagement while providing new channels for advertisers. The redesign is expected to include a greater focus on photos and videos, and opportunities for larger and splashier ads. "They have to walk a fine line between the user's needs and advertiser's needs," says IDC analyst Karsten Weide.
Stew Leonard's is marking its 40th anniversary with a major overhaul and expansion of its flagship store in Norwalk, Conn. An additional 5,000 square feet of retail space will allow the fresh-food specialist to widen aisles, enlarge several departments and make more food on-site. The $4 million face-lift also will add more modern restrooms, a pizza station and a sushi counter.
Garth Ancier, currently in charge of BBC America, has worked at three U.S. networks in his career and could bridge the gap between British and American programming. A new BBC America drama scheduled to premiere Aug. 8, "Hotel Babylon," could just as easily be an American program, according to Ancier.
For many Americans, the cable box "may be the most disappointing piece of technology in their home," according to the New York Times. But new competition is spurring a new generation of boxes with such features as "more hard-disk space for storing digitally recorded TV shows, easier-to-navigate program guides, connections to Web sites, DVD burners and video games."