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Naomie Harris

Born and raised in London, England, Naomie Harris was destined for a career in film. She is the only child of Lisselle Kayla, a sitcom writer in England, so she had a slight leg up on the competition when it came to getting her foot in the door. Harris has been acting in both film and TV since age 9. Being that she’s across the pond, most of us in the ... (Continue Reading...)

Smoking: Bad For Business

According to a new study conducted by the University of Nottingham and Best Australian Casino Guide, smokers are 33% more likely to take time off than non-smokers. Given the plethora of negative health effects that smoking brings with it, this isn’t altogether surprising but when the university put a monetary amount on what these absences cost business, the result was staggering. The university estimates that tobacco related work ... (Continue Reading...)

Olivia Thirlby

Olivia Thirlby started her acting career while still in high school. After only 6 years in the game, she already has a resume that’s more impressive that many of her peers. Since 2006, she has starred in 22 films and has more on the way. Perhaps best known for her role as Leah in Juno, Thirlby’s career is picking up steam and she’s finding herself picking up more and more lead ... (Continue Reading...)

Opportunity Up In Smoke

As if raising the price per pack wasn’t enough of an economic deterrent, nicotine users nationwide can expect to see a growing number of employers screening smokers. While not the first in the nation to do so, news broke about two Detroit-based health care companies that will start denying employment to applicants who smoke in 2013. Yes, this is legal.   Beaumont and Henry Ford Health will start screening applicants for ... (Continue Reading...)

Sophia Bush

She was the female lead in Terminator 3 that you never saw, because she got cut at the last minute for looking too young and her role was given away to Claire Danes. Despite the setback, Sophia Bush has still managed to build a solid career that is picking up steam as it goes. Bush landed her first role in 2002 in Van Wilder and has held a steady resume ever ... (Continue Reading...)

Dreama Walker

Landing her first role just six years ago at age 20, Dreama Walker appeared on a single episode of Law & Order. Since then, her resume has been growing steadily and becoming increasingly more impressive as she goes. Dreama is best known for her role as Hazel on Gossip Girl and Becca on The Good Wife. This year she also took on the role of June in the sitcom Don’t Trust ... (Continue Reading...)

Cigarette Burns Eye

We all know the dangers associated with smoking: lung cancer, heart disease and even impotence among others. With all the long-term health issues smoking creates we often overlook the short-term dangers. Recently, a 2-year-old girl was hospitalized after being accidentally burnt in her eye by a lit cigarette. The child was at a state fair in Minnesota with her parents when it happened. While in a crowd, a nearby ... (Continue Reading...)