Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder, but Scene writers would argue it’s also in the colon and the ear. For that reason, the 2006 Health, Beauty and Fitness issue goes way beyond skin-deep, to say the least. Claire Suddath probes into the ear canal for a look at earwax, while Brent Rolen peeks into the digestive tract for a glimpse at intestinal detritus. Both writers pose a few delicate questions about what should be removed and what’s frankly better left undisturbed. On a more palatable topic, Lee Stabert sniffs out beauty products that smell and taste like food—lobster perfume, anyone? And Erin Edwards turns her pen to the sword, with a look at the growing sport of fencing. Whether you’re searching for a sport that chisels your butt or a perfume that reminds you of breakfast, we hope you find something in these pages to help you look and feel your best—inside and out.