Christmastide, Day 8

Who's the fairest of them all? For some, it's a painful question on this morning after.

On New Year's Day, a few formerly celebratory folks are probably looking blearily into their bathroom mirrors, hoping the common symptoms of over-indulgence—blood-shot eyes, throbbing headache, cotton-mouth—will soon disappear. Were they facing this conceptual Apothecary mirror, they might be braced for some hard truths. Sensors and probes mounted on the interactive looking-glass collect samples of saliva, skin, breath, and other microbiota. After an automatic analysis, the unit delivers personalized recommendations for health and wellness management.

Cheers, dear readers, and best wishes for 2013!