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Yes Virginia, tanning beds really can cause skin cancer…

Yes Virginia, tanning beds really can cause skin cancer… | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

I know, I know, this has nothing to do with writing or publishing a book…so sue me! I want to share a little something near and dear to my heart…my skin. It’s approaching that time of year again…fun in the sun, tanning for that prom glow, and gearing up for the beach! Well, please read this before you whip out that credit card and pay for your “unlimited sessions” in the tanning salon. It could save your life.

 

I am of Irish/Mexican decent…quite a combo right? Unfortunately, I inherited more of the gene pool featuring the pale, freckled aspect of the Irish than the creamy olive tones of my Mexican heritage. Oddly though, studies show that it is more about the eye color than the skin tone that predisposes one to skin cancer. People with light colored eyes (green, blue, hazel, gray) seem to be more predisposed to the ravages of skin cancer than those with dark eyes.

 

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Sharla Shults's insight:

As teens and young adults, we all think we are invincible. Time tells! And with the passing of time comes the aging process during which time the effects of soaking up the ultra-violets in the sun and in a tanning bed take their toll!

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Photographer Captures Detailed Photos of the Sun From His Backyard

Photographer Captures Detailed Photos of the Sun From His Backyard | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Alan Friedman of Buffalo, New York is an amateur astrophotography enthusiast who captures amazing photographs of the Sun through a telescope in his backyard.


Via Kenneth Weene
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What can be more sizzlin' than 'cool' photography! Of course, these photos are amazing, way beyond the classification of cool and certainly above the status of amateur!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, February 14, 2013 9:24 AM

Check out these great shots of the sun as you've never seen it.