All I want for Christmas is… hand-me-down presents? How 49per cent of people will recycle unwanted gifts this year

All I want for Christmas is… hand-me-down presents How 49per cent of people will recycle unwanted gifts this year | UPDATED: 22:45 GMT, 12 December 2012 Christmas gift shopping can be stressful, expensive and tiring. So many people are now turning to re-gifting as a way to avoid the present-buying experience altogether.

Can your make-up harm your IQ? How 55per cent of lipstick contains traces of lead – and it could affect mental health

Can your make-up harm your IQ How 55per cent of lipstick contains traces of lead – and it could affect mental health | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 3 December 2012 A study involving 22 brands of lipstick found that 55per cent contained trace amounts of lead. Underwriters Laboratories revealed that 12 of the lip products sampled tested positive for the toxic substance with the highest levels at 3.22 parts per million. Commenting on the findings Dr Sean Palfrey, medical director for the Boston Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, warned that even low-level lead exposure poses a serious health risk and could affect mental health.