honors degree college student allegedly hanged herself after undergoing
cosmetic surgery with disappointing results, news reports said Wednesday.
Benyapa Senachan, 22, who was due to graduate later this month from Bangkok’s prestigious Chulalongkorn University with honors in dramatic arts, was found hanging from a belt in her room at home on Tuesday by her parents, the Bangkok Post reported.
Police believe she committed suicide.
Benyapa’s parents told police that she had often complained about the results of a cosmetic surgery job she had undergone in April on her nose, chin and lips.
“She told her family she wanted to die so she could be reborn with new lips,” said the Bangkok Post, citing the outcome of the investigation of Police Lieutenant Colonel Jirawat Chokechai.
It is not a strange sight to see fifteen year olds clad with 6 inch high
heels teetering and tottering around. High heels are the picture of
maturity power and glamor. Looking older than you actually are is what
every Indonesian teenager yearns for, especially with the amount of
make-up they slather on their face but that’s a different story.
Ultimately wearing high heels gives the illusion that your legs are longer and more proportional to the body, giving the air of confidence.
Tall women are also perceived as elegant and beautiful. Thus, high heels are already stereotyped as 'the vital shoe of beauty.' If one would go to a club or party these days, girls wouldn’t be caught dead without wearing high heels.
Beauty does come with a price though. Most women go home after a day in heels to a warm foot bath to soothe their achy ankles and blossoming blisters. Some opt for more comfortable shoes to wear in the car, far from the nosy eyes of the ever so snooty public.
As seen in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” as Meryl Streep’s character starts to enter the building, one of the employed hastily switches from ugly yet comfortable shoes to pointed high heels which are deemed fashionable for work.
The problem with stiletto heels, an instance, is that all our weight is concentrated on the balls of your feet. And if this is continued for a long period of time, it would affect your bones and, in time, you would end up with metatarsalgia.
Metatarsalgia is a common problem developed among women because of the prolonged use of high heels. It is a condition which affects the metatarsal region (the ball of the feet), resulting in pain in the joints. Experts had also warned that towering heels could bring an increased risk of arthritis in later life.
According to an article published by the Guardian, more than 40 percent of high-heel wearers have suffered an accident in them – most often from falling over. Examples could include various accidents on the fashion runway when models often twist their ankles when walking with impossibly high heels. How are we, everyday people, to possibly manage to stay vertical on high heels when professionals can’t help plunging on their face now and then?
Worry no more ladies, for there are other alternatives to stiletto heels and these magical walking devices are called wedges. Wedges are relatively healthier than stilettos because it supports the whole foot with its bigger chunk of heel at the bottom. Professor Anthony Redmond, a researcher at the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, further advised that women would choose for round toed shoes with a maximum heel of 1 inch and shock absorbent soles. Flats are also recommended as they’re comfortable and look just as professional as heels do.
The next time you slip on a pair of high heels, think if your ankles are worth sacrificing for that cute boy next door.
The official cover art and updated synopsis for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's first book for adults, The Casual Vacancy, was released by publishers Little Brown and can be found below. It will be out September 27 worldwide.
Little, Brown and Company releases the cover for The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling, along with updated cover copy, details of the audio reader, and confirmed page count.
Published worldwide in the English language on September 27, 2012 in hardcover ($35.00), large print hardcover ($39.00), e-book ($19.99), unabridged audio download ($29.98), and on CD ($44.98)
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?
A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J. K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
The Casual Vacancy - 512 pages
The audio edition of The Casual Vacancy will be read by Tom Hollander, an experienced star of stage and screen.
Notes to Editors: Barry Fairbrother’s surname was incorrectly given as Fairweather in our original press release. This was Little, Brown UK’s error, and we are correcting it now.
J.K. Rowling's 512-page book The Casual Vacancy now, via:
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