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Police age requirement, year without makeup, summer hair: Chat Room

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On Friday's Chat Room, Sun-Times Splash Editor Susanna Negovan joined Good Day Chicago's Anna Davlantes to talk about the Chicago Police Department's announcement to lower the age requirement for police officers to take the exam to 18. The minimum age to become an officer would change to 21.

A spokesman for the department says the move would attract a wider field of applicants, get candidates interested in law enforcement at an early age and increase diversity.

In the past, the department said maturity was important when it set the age requirement at 25.

The police union supports the change, saying Chicago needs to attract qualified candidates before they graduate from college, not after.

Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the department has hired 429 officers, to keep up with attrition but some aldermen say the city should have hired a thousand new officers.

Thousands of people take the test, which is offered every few years.

Could you go a year without wearing fancy clothes and makeup? New York career woman Lauren Shields did it.

For nine months she covered all of her hair, wore nothing fitted, and only exposed her knees and shoulders at home.

She said her experience was 'liberating' and 'frightening'. She also met men who weren't into superficiality. One of them became her fiancé.

A Stanford engineer is breaking gender barriers in the toy world with her creation "Goldie Blox" a toy to help girls build and problem solve.

She was told that the toy would never make it, now she has sold over a million in product in just two months.

Are we starting beauty image too early? There is a company selling wigs for your baby.

Rhona Kane, creative director, at Blowtique and stylist, Mel Moio joined Chat Room to talk summer hair.

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