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Dec 29, 2010


We are two days from the end of 2010. For the New Year why not vow to improve your health by eating less fried fish and more low fat dairy?
Studies have shown that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish, especially fatty fish, may reduce the risk of stroke. Research has shown that frying fish leads to the loss of the natural fatty acids. People living in our nation’s stroke belt (including the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana) are at higher risk of dying of stroke than people in the rest of the country. According to a study published by neurologist Fadi Nahab of Emory University in Atlanta in the Dec. 22, 2010, online issue of Neurology people living in the stroke belt eat more fried fish and less un-fried fish than people living outside it. Dr. Nahab concludes that this correlation is a strong indicator that frying fish negates the health value of eating fish and ups the stroke risk. So eat fish once to twice per week but grill it, broil it, bake it or poach it instead.   
New research shows that consumption of milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter with some residual fat (not the fat free stuff) have a strongly protective effect against onset of Type II diabetes because they contain a fatty acid called trans-palmitoleic acid. The study led by epidemiologist Dariush Mozaffarian (who practices cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and teaches it at Harvard Medical School) was published in the December 21, 2010, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
The researchers examined 3,736 participants in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded Cardiovascular Health Study, who have been followed for 20 years in an observational study to evaluate risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in older adults. They used stored blood samples to check for blood levels of glucose and trans-palmitoleic acid. They observed that individuals with higher circulating levels of trans-palmitoleic acid had a much lower risk of developing diabetes, with about a 60% lower risk among participants in the highest quintile (fifth) of trans-palmitoleic acid levels, compared to individuals in the lowest quintile.
In contrast to the types of industrially produced trans fats found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, which have been linked to higher risk of heart disease, trans-palmitoleic acid is almost exclusively found in naturally-occurring dairy and meat trans fats, which in prior studies have not been linked to higher heart disease risk. Although the human body produces a substance called cis-palmitoleic acid which is preventive against diabetes, modern diets limit its protective function because they are loaded with carbs and calories. The researchers believe that the cis-palmitoleic acid in dairy products with fat is stepping in as a “pinch hitter” for this function of cis-palmitoleic acid.

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Dec 27, 2010

Season Coffee and Cocoa with This Fat-Fighting Spice

Keep your heart strong and help your body get lean by jazzing up your morning beverage with a swirl of cinnamon.
Research suggests that in addition to steadying blood sugar, cinnamon may be particularly healthy for people who carry lots of extra weight. In a study, cinnamon seemed to blast fat and help minimize some of the negative health impacts that obesity has on the body.
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People who are obese (read body mass index of 30 or higher) tend to have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies, and their bodies tend to experience more oxidative stress than the bodies of slimmer folks. Inflammation and oxidative stress are two very unhappy physical states to be in because they can set the stage for heart disease and other health problems. So in addition to losing weight, finding ways to fight oxidative stress and inflammation is an important part of protecting your heart if you carry around too much weight.
(Know your heart's worst enemies? Get a seven-step action plan for a healthy heart.)
Enter Cinnamon
A recent study showed that certain cinnamon compounds may help obese people in the fight against fat, inflammation, and oxidative stress. In the study, obese people with prediabetes took a cinnamon extract called cinnulin twice a day. At the end of the 12-week study, participants' bodies were experiencing less oxidative stress and their antioxidant defenses against inflammation were heightened. They even lost some fat mass while gaining a bit of lean muscle. Not too shabby for a few shots of cinnamon! Researchers think that cinnulin had such a favorable effect in the study because compounds in the extract may somehow help cells take in sugar and use insulin better -- two things that don't always work so perfectly in people who are obese and have prediabetes.
(Could you have prediabetes? Find out what you need to know about it.)

Dec 14, 2010

Tips to Choose the Best Soap

Choosing the most appropriate soap is important since this stuff will be used everyday. This item will enhance your skin appearance. This article will tell you about tips in choosing the best soap for your skin.
Beauty is the important for women. Women should not only beautiful but they should be healthy. Some experts say that women's health can be seen from her skin. If she ahs shiny, fresh and smooth skin, it indicates that she is healthy. Caring for skin health and beauty should be done in one advance since these two things cannot be separated from each other.
The simplest way to make beauty and healthy skin is bathing. Bathing will clean your skin from bacteria, germs and fungi. You should use soap to clean those things. There are two major kinds of soap. They are plain soap and antiseptic soap.
Plain or antiseptic soap is usually used as a cleaner and freshener body. You can use this soap after having outdoor activity. This soap will help you to remove dust and sweat. This soap is made of alkali which is good to remove dust and oils. This alkali will not be good for dry skin. It will make it drier and irritated. You need to add moisturizer in your soap. It will add the skin moisture which will make it soft.
People with skin illness and problem bath with plain soap is not enough. They need to use other soap which has more complex ingredients. Anti-bacterial soap is the best choice for them. This soap is also known as antiseptic soap. It can be used to reduce even eliminate bacteria that cause infections, acne and other skin disease.
Various ingredients are mixed but the most common antiseptic is triclosan. Triclosan is usually mixed in liquid soap while triclocarban is mixed in solid soap. Both ingredients have the same function that is removing bacteria and fungi. Sulfur is also mixed to make this soap. This ingredient is natural ingredients which is effective to kill fungi and bacteria.
Unfortunately, antiseptic soap will reduce your skin elasticity and make it drier if you use it too often. But now, you can find antiseptic shop which has been featured with various ingredients such as milk, vitamin E, moisturizer and honey to enhance the effect of the soap. These kinds of soap will be much safer than plain or antiseptic soap. It has the same antiseptic ingredients so you can get double advantages by using this combination soap.

Dec 13, 2010

Escape Your Hairy Situation

You've spent years shaving, waxing and plucking and you've had enough. The time for change has finally come, with laser hair removal. You may be attracted by the generous discounts offered by some spas and salons, but take a minute to decide which is right for you. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon first, in order to anticipate negative skin reactions to light treatment.
Negative side effects appear with greater probability in darker or tanned skin. Good advice can only come from a doctor who has handled skin similar to yours. Laser hair removal works on any body part, from the face, back, shoulders, arms, legs to the bikini area. During the hair's growth phase, lasers can destroy hair follicles under the skin, thus preventing hair from ever growing there again.
On any day, different hair strands are found in different phases of the growth cycle, thereby requiring four to 10 treatments, over four to six week intervals, considering hair type and target area. Those needing the fewest treatments are usually fair with dark, coarse hair. Success is defined as destruction of 90% of follicles in the target area. To eliminate the last 10%, all that is needed are additional treatments once every few years.
Any hairs that do grow back are usually thinner and finer, which means they are less noticeable. While darker hair is more responsive to treatment, something can be done for facial fuzz. The American Academy of Dermatology found that putting together a prescription cream, whose action is to slow facial hair growth, with just a few laser sessions, is highly effective on fine facial hair.
You can't expect it to be absolutely painless, and it is often described as snapping a rubber band. It shouldn't be too bad however, as the doctor should either chill the area or apply a topical anesthetic. Adverse reactions occur more often from topical anesthetic applied beyond the target area, and this is why only a dermatologist or plastic surgeon should be trusted with laser therapy.
Treatments range from minuets to hours, as needed by the size of the area. The price for treatment a single region can be $200 per session or $1,200 for the package. There are a few dos and don'ts to observe both before and after laser hair removal.
One month prior to therapy, eliminate tanning, including the use of self-tanners, should be eliminated from your schedule. Furthermore, tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis are disallowed. Lasers must be able to target a hair in the follicle. One day before, shaving is authorized, as it does not remove all the hair from the follicle. Sun exposure is particularly harmful after the procedure, and you should avoid it. Any venture outdoors requires putting on SPF30 sunscreen beforehand.

Nov 11, 2010

Why Are Organic Beauty Products in Demand?

There are a number of reasons why we are turning more and more towards organic beauty products in our choice of cosmetics. The main reason is that organic beauty products are much more beneficial to your skin. Basically, what we put on our skin will be absorbed at some point into our bodies. There are far more instances today of asthma and eczema, as an increasing number of genetically modified products make their way onto the market.
Organic skin care products that are made with no synthetic additions are far healthier than those whose ingredients contain pesticides or artificial chemicals. Some skin care products also contain ingredients such as petroleum waxes and genetically modified items. These are not good over the long term when applied directly to the skin.
Additionally, organic beauty products tend to be made with superior ingredients. There are no fillers or fake colours contained in the items and therefore, they have the capacity to last longer. As far as the environment is concerned, we all have a role to play in protecting our climate, and going organic with our beauty regime is an ideal starting point.
In order to ensure that organic beauty products are legitimate, look for the COSMOS-Standard as a point in the right direction. This can be found on genuine organic products including organic hair products as well as organic skin care and organic make up. The Standard has been set up by an international non-profit association to be developed into an internationally recognised guide for natural and organic cosmetic products.
You can also look for the Soil Association certification symbol. This organisation is rigorous about what goes into organic beauty products, especially parabens, which are chemical preservatives.
There are numerous manufacturing companies that cater for the organic beauty market. We are now more aware of what to look for in a beauty product, with genuinely natural ingredients that come from organically farmed sources. With organic farming, no harmful chemicals are used on the grown products, which protects our immediate environment and our health.
If you look at it from an evolution viewpoint, we are far more careful today about what we put into our bodies in terms of food and drink. Now this has been adopted by the cosmetic industry and women are looking to natural and organic make up and cosmetics to protect the outside of their bodies. This is seen by the plethora of organic beauty products on the market, ranging from hair care to make up and face care products

Nov 8, 2010

Common Cold Remedies

The common cold is an infection of your nose and throat caused by viruses. We typically catch between two and four colds a year.
Symptoms of the common cold, which usually appear one to three days after being exposed to a cold virus, include:
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore or itchy throat
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Mild headache
  • Mild fatigue or body aches
  • Fever less than 102 degrees

Cold Remedies

Here's a look at some of the more popular natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of the common cold.
  • Zinc Lozenges
    Zinc is an essential mineral that's required by more than 300 enzymes in our bodies. It’s found naturally in foods such as meat, liver, seafood and eggs. The full recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 12 mg for women and 15 mg for men, an amount found in a typical multivitamin.
    Zinc lozenges are often found in health stores, online and in some drug stores marketed as cold remedies. A number of studies have found that zinc helped to reduce the duration of cold symptoms, especially if people started taking it within 24 hours after the appearance of cold symptoms. Zinc also reduced the severity of symptoms and decreased the duration of symptoms by three to four days. The problem is that many of these zinc studies have had flaws, so better-quality studies are needed.
    Zinc lozenges may work by blocking the replication of the cold virus (preventing it from spreading) or by impairing the ability of the cold virus to enter cells in nose and throat.
    The zinc lozenges used in the studies contained a minimum of 13.3 mg of elemental zinc. The lozenges were taken every two hours during the day, starting immediately after the onset of cold symptoms. The studies that found zinc to be ineffective may have used a dose of zinc that was too low or have had taste-enhancing compounds known to decrease the effectiveness of zinc, such as citric acid (found in citrus fruit), tartaric acid, sorbitol or mannitol.
    Zinc lozenges usually contain either zinc gluconate or zinc acetate, providing 3.3 mg of elemental zinc in each lozenge. It's typically recommended that people take one lozenge every two to four hours during the day for a maximum of six to 12 lozenges a day.
    Side effects of zinc may include nausea and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Zinc lozenges are not recommended for the prevention of colds or for long-term use, because zinc supplements in excess of 15 mg per day may interfere with the absorption of the mineral copper and result in a copper deficiency

  • Oct 17, 2010

    10 Steps To Getting Your Perfect New Hairstyle

    Are you bored with your current hairstyle? If you're considering a new one, then these 10 steps will help you.
    1. Decide that you're ready for a change - Your first step is to make sure that you definitely want a dramatic change. If you think your same style only shorter is all the change that's required, then a complete makeover probably isn't for you.
    2. Find or identify a new style - This may involve trawling through magazines or on the web, or maybe you've seen someone else with the same style. Either way, get a clear picture in your mind (or on paper) of exactly what you want.
    3. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current hairdressers - Do you trust your current stylist to complete your transformation? Sometimes a change in stylist can make a big impact.
    4. Identify a list of local hair salons - Use a local business directory to identify all the hair salons that are based in your area.
    5. Read reviews and compare prices of local salons - The directories should also provide you with important information on the hairdressers, including contact information and website details. Use this to find out the prices and create a shortlist of those in your budget. Then read reviews on the directories to see what people think of the salons.
    6. Ask friends and family for additional recommendations and reviews - Some of the best resources you have are your family and friends, so ask them where they go for their haircuts (especially those with a nice style) and see what they think of the ones on your shortlist.
    7. Arrange for a consultation appointment - If you have one or two hairdressers in mind, then it's time to go along for consultations. Ring them up and make a consultation only to get a feel for the place and the stylist.
    8. Make sure you articulate what you want as clearly as possible - It's imperative at this stage that you are able to clearly explain what you want. The better stylists should be able to understand and interpret your specifications for your hair. They will tell you if it's not possible or may have useful suggestions.
    9. Make a booking and be prepared to go over point 8 again on the day of the cut - By now you should know who you want to create your new style, so make an appointment. When you're there, you may need to remind your stylist of what you discussed during the consultation. Photos are always helpful.
    10. Make sure the stylist has given you the cut you want - At the end of the makeover, make sure you're happy with what you've had done. If not, ask them to change it. It may not be the British way to complain, but it's important that you get what you have asked and paid for

    Oct 16, 2010

    Dry Hair - 5 Tips To Help You Bring It Back To Life

    Warm weather makes our hair dry. The air can strip away the moisture that is natural to our hair. What is the best thing to do? Simply applying a hair treatment that fits for you and is available in your place can be an easy step to recover the lost moisture on your hair.
    In some places they treat dry hair with different methods. Olive oil is Mediterranean countries' favorite while for Native Americans, they opt to apply jojoba. Trying any oil that you think can moisten your dry hair is an interesting way to see what works well. However, there are also other factors that you needed to consider.
    1. You need to brush dry hair
    Brush your hair when it is already dried with towel to remove water drips Prevent it from being brushed when it is very wet as it will lead to hair breaking. The natural moisture will eventually come out as you are brushing it many times.
    2. Go hairline by hairline.
    Let the oil be spread line by line, that is section by section. It is advisable that you start at the end tip with your fingers and apply oil drop by drop until it become a little moist. Continue to put oil into your hair until it is totally saturated. Look for more dry areas and possibly damaged areas as those places need more oil.
    3. Concentrated moisture is necessary
    Blow drying your hair to make the oils pierce thoroughly into the hair shaft. It is perfect to use a dryer with an attached plunger. It must be set on a middle level. Take note that the hair will absorb much more moisture when it is heated. If there are still drops, spot the glut with a towel.
    4. Stay calm and just relax
    But if the hair is still dry, then leave on the oils for 25 minutes or even until 45 minutes. Usually, brittle hair needs more time like 45 minutes to about 2 hours or so. To fully condition the hair, let oils stay on overnight. Covering your pillow with a fresh towel may be helpful.
    5. Restore the Moisture to Your Hair
    As the hair is already moist, you just have to apply light conditioner is all you need. To eliminate oil excess, you need to leave hair sparkling by applying a small amount of cider-vinegar-based rinse. You can then rinse, dry, and wear your regular hairstyle as usual.
    Restoring hair moisture of to brittle, dry hair is not a big deal. Just try the steps mentioned, be patient and you will be able to have shining, radiant hair.

    Shopping for Hair Shears

    Whether you're a seasoned professional hairdresser or just starting out, high-quality hair shears are the tools you'll use to work your magic. Hairdressing scissors sets come in a variety of prices, styles and combinations, so shop around and discover the set that works best for you.
    When shopping for a pair of long-lasting hair shears, pay attention to what they're made of. In addition to razor-sharp edges, good shears are made of steel that will cut clean and hold its edge for thousands of cuts. High-end blades are made of steel alloys mixed and layered for added strength. Some are even coated with titanium to maintain fast cutting action and longer durability.
    Investing in the right hair shears can also help you avoid carpal tunnel syndrome and other work-related injuries common among professional hair stylists. Lightweight shears can help minimize hand fatigue, and some shears even have holes punched on the blade to make them lighter. Ergonomic handles and thumb openings allow for more comfort and easy hand positioning. If you are left-handed, consider buying shears specifically designed for lefties. There are even shears made specifically to help stylists cope with or prevent carpal tunnel problems. The handles are at 90 degrees from the blade for more hand comfort and a relaxed body position.
    Of course, price is always a factor in purchasing decisions, and professional-quality hair shears come in a wide range of price points. Budget-friendly yet high in quality, student shears are a good selection for cosmetology students or other professionals just starting out in the field. You can purchase two-shear sets for less than $250. Superior student scissors are a fundamental investment that can take the cosmetology student from classroom. Established stylists can spend over $1000 on a single pair of high-end shears that come with 30-day money back guarantees and lifetime warranties
    Julie enjoys sharing health and beauty tips. A great resource for flat irons, curling irons and hair styling tools of all kinds is My Hair Styling Tools.

    Beauty Tip - Home-Made Lemon Skin Care

    Packed with sunshine lemons are bursting with health benefits. Just the thought of them makes your mouth water and their refreshing fragrance lifts your spirits. Everyone knows the benefits vitamin C rich lemons have on the body but few know their cosmetic properties. For centuries women have used lemons to cleanse, tone and condition their skin. As a natural antioxidant they combat the signs of aging by helping to stimulate collagen production. The cosmetics industry uses lemons to produce a range of skin care preparations, but they are expensive. You can make lemon rich cosmetics at home cheaply and easily using items from your kitchen store cupboard. Here's how.
    Cleansing should always be the start of your skin care regime. To make a facial scrub mix together equal parts of lemon juice, oatmeal and honey. Add water until it becomes a runny paste. Store this gentle cleanser in the fridge and used every day to clean and condition your skin. To use take a small amount in the palm of your hand and moisten with a little warm water. Rub your hands together until evenly distributed, scrub your hands gently over your face paying attention to the creases at the sides of your nose and mouth or any oily patches. When finished use the excess to scrub the backs of your hand, then rinse your face and hands with plenty of warm water. Pat dry with a soft towel. This cleanser is cheap enough to use as a body scrub before a bath or shower.
    Use lemon juice to tone the skin after cleansing. Try this recipe. Take two tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of vodka, one tablespoon of witch hazel and two tablespoons of water. Pour into a bottle and shake well, store in the fridge and use as needed. Apply to skin with a cotton wool pad and leave for three to five minutes. Rinse the face with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Do not use on damaged skin as it will sting.
    After cleansing and toning use moisturizer. Make a simple and inexpensive moisturizer by blending together equal amounts of honey, lemon juice and oil. Sweet almond oil is a nice luxury but you don't need to use it olive oil is fine. Put into a bottle and shake until all ingredients have blended together. Dab on face and neck with cotton ball, use the tips of your finger to massage into skin in small upwards circular movements. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with soft towel.
    Condition your skin with a weekly mask treatment. Squeeze a lemon into a cup of warm milk and stand till curdled. Put two tablespoons of oatmeal and a tablespoon of oil into a bowl and add the curdled milk, stir well. The mixture must runny enough to spread on the skin but not too runny that it slides off. Smear on your face, neck, hands, legs and feet and leave for half an hour. Rub excess off with clean towel and shower or bathe in usual way. This mask will improve pimples and the overall condition of your skin. Use this preparation to soften the skin on cracked heels and aid healing.
    Home made skin care products are not just inexpensive alternatives to off the shelf cosmetics. You are in control of the ingredients. You know where you bought them and how old they are. You can choose to use organic, eco-friendly or fair traded products and you can even make sure they were not produced by child labour.

    Oct 14, 2010

    Beauty Comes From Within - Start Your Transformation To A Real Beauty Today

    If you eat junk, you look and feel like junk. You are what you eat. When you eat healthy natural, lively food, you feel and look healthy and beautiful. It is as easy as that. You need to talk to your unconscious and to your higher self to get in harmony with what you want. It does not help to decide to live healthy from now on, but as soon as you see a burger with chips, you can't resist. You need to get every single part in sync. Meditate and see yourself eating healthy foods and getting active.
    Next get rid of all junk food, processed food, artificial diet food, artificial cool drinks, etc and tell yourself not to buy any of those. Then purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, clean still water and natural, unprocessed food without colorants, flavourants and preservatives. Make yourself green smoothies with lots of leaves, vegetables and fruit and drink lots of fresh, still water through the day. Stop your intake of alcohol and tobacco. You do not need that.
    Now discipline yourself to keep this way of eating up for a period of time and combine this with walking, swimming or gentle exercises and stop watching TV all together.
    You will be surprised how good you feel after some time. Your complexion will be radiant, your weight will drop, your energy level will rise and you will be a healthy, life-loving person. You do not want to go back to your previous lifestyle. Live in the "NOW" and stop all worries and anxieties.
    Congratulations, you are a newborn energetic, healthy and beautiful individual now. Keep it this way.

    Breast Actives Cream - Beauty The Natural Way

    Being a head turner is every girl's secret dream. This is what prompts them to indulge themselves in all those beauty enhancement products that are readily available nowadays. Whether we like it or not, beauty has become a standard as to how the world judges people. Being as beautiful as you can be can have many benefits and rewards. This leads to women looking for natural breast enhancement and one of the products that is currently popular is Breast Actives cream.
    Beauty includes both the aesthetics of the face and the body. This is what gives breast enhancers its appeal. Breasts are one of the prized assets of women. It characterizes womanhood and is part of what the world sees as beautiful. However, this quest for beauty must never be the source of unnecessary health risks. Taking the safe route to this goal is always the better course than regretting the consequences when they happen. Selecting natural beauty enhancers might take a bit of effort, especially if there are a vast number of products that promise all the same things, but it avoids the potential complications of surgical options.
    Judging these products needs careful scrutiny. It is always best to go for products that are made from all natural ingredients and that have fewer potential side effects. The number one product in the market when it comes to breast enhancement is called Breast Actives. This product is a natural herbal supplement that is formulated to increase breast size in a natural way. Also it promises to enhance the firmness of the breast which in turn improves its shape and form.
    What makes this product most effective is that it doesn't claim to be a magic pill. The program includes a combination of approved oral supplements, the Breast Actives cream, and also exercise techniques which will yield the best results.
    This is what has given this program immense popularity worldwide. It is known to have truthful testimonials from various countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada and the United Kingdom. Women have nothing but great things to say about how their breasts have become more attractive due to regular use of the product.
    Fast results are also one of those features that contribute to its popularity. In as early as 30 days, your breasts should have visible changes in terms of size and firmness. It should be noted though that the effects can vary and sometimes there are women who have seen visible changes within two weeks. Others have reached their desired breast size after two months of continuous intake of the supplement.
    The fast and effective formula has brought confidence to a lot of women across the globe. Today, the insecurity brought about by having small breasts are a thing of the past. Be beautiful in that plunging neckline gown and be the object of everyone's fantasies. More importantly, boost your own confidence. Every woman should be able to live out her dream of becoming an eye catcher. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on invasive surgical procedures that will leave you with ugly scars on your skin. Practices such as this might even compromise your health as you age. Beauty need not involve risks. Go the natural way and see the difference for yourself from using Breast Actives cream.
    Jen Felton is an expert on various beauty issues and likes to help people interested in these topics. For special product offers and free advice about Breast Actives cream, just visit

    Oct 9, 2010


    Adults need 7 to 7.5 hours of sleep per night consistently to maintain normal energy levels, muscle tone and immune function. When you stay up late night after night for any reason (whether to finish work left undone at the office or to wind down by watching late night TV), your body undergoes metabolic and hormonal changes.
    Chronic sleep deprivation slows your metabolism so you feel less energetic and you store fat instead of burning it. It limits secretion of human growth hormone which keeps muscles toned. It blunts immune function rendering you more susceptible to colds, flu, infectious disease and inflammatory disease.
    A new study by sleep specialists and endocrinologists at the University of Chicago published in the October 5, 2010 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine adds to our understanding of how chronic sleep deprivation causes fat gain and muscle atrophy. These researchers followed 10 overweight adults (with a mean age of 41) years on a calorie restricted for two weeks at a hospital. Half the group was permitted to sleep 8 hours per night and the other half just 5.5 hours per night. The sleep deprived group lost 55% less fat and lost 60% more lean muscle mass than the group that slept well.
    The endocrinologists ascertained that the sleep deprived group experienced an increase in the levels of the hormone ghrelin (which is supposed to make people hungry when they haven’t eaten for a while) and a decrease in the hormone leptin (which puts the brakes on appetite after people have eaten sufficient food). Too much ghrelin makes and too little leptin leads to strong appetite even when your calorie needs have been met. Sleep deprived people crave foods packed with refined sugar and bad fats -  partly to rev up their slowed metabolism and increase energy and partly because their metabolic hormones are out of whack.
    Too much consumption of refined sugar, partially hydrogenated fat and transfat leads to clogged arteries, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. We now know that staying healthy and avoiding these terrible conditions is not just a matter of what you eat and how frequently you exercise but how much you sleep each night on a consistent basis. Do yourself a favor. Leave the unfinished work for the next work day instead of burning the midnight oil; and skip the lousy late night talk shows and infomercials.

    Oct 5, 2010

    The Urban Decay Primer Potion - The Number One Choice Of Beauty Experts

    Wouldn't you like to look as good at the end of the day as you did when you first applied your makeup in the morning? The good news is now you can. Gone are the days when makeup streaks down your face especially in the heat of the summer or if you have oily skin.
    Beauty experts have heard the plea for this demand and have come up with a must have product in your beauty collection. The Urban Decay Primer Potion or UDPP for short is one of the most exciting and revolutionary products that delivers as promised. This product keeps you looking fresh and beautiful all day long. Once you apply this product to your face, you never have to retouch your makeup again for the rest of the day.
    Although Urban Decay makes primer potions for lips, face and eyelashes, by far the most popular one is for eye shadows. This product is packaged in a pretty genie shaped bottle.
    The genie in this bottle fulfills three wishes: Eyeshadow that lasts, more vibrant and lasting color, and absolutely no creasing.
    Why choose Urban Decay versus other brands? Well, for starters this brand never tests it products on animals and has been 100% cruelty free since day one. You can be assured that this brand uses only the best and most beneficial ingredients that not only looks good but is good for you as well. So why not go with a company you can trust and delivers what it promises?
    One thing to consider is how long these primers will last you. A little goes a long way, so in the end you may spend a little more on this product but it will last for several months. This means that your actual overall cost ends up being less because won't have to replace your primer for a while.
    The Urban Decay Primer Potion works well with any skin type. From younger oily skin or combination skin to more mature and dryer skin. Why is this? Because it is full of silicone, which makes for a smooth and silky application and works well on practically anyone regardless of age.
    To find the best deals discounts and product reviews on the Urban Decay Primer Potion visit today where you will find a great selection of Urban Decay Primers.

    Enhancing Our Natural Beauty - Duwop Cosmetics And Voluspa Products

    Looking our best can be quite challenging these days. With all the stress we have to go through every single day, it can be quite difficult to keep up with the demands of being beautiful. However, this does not mean we can no longer enhance the natural beauty that we have. We might be too busy to stop by the nearest spa for a relaxing treat or to the nearest beauty parlor to update how we look; but we can always bring the spa and the beauty salon into our very own home. How is this possible? Through using products developed by beauty and wellness experts, just like DuWop cosmetics and Voluspa candles.
    One of the best weapons we can turn to in making ourselves look like a star or celebrity is makeup. With the help of best makeup products, like those from DuWop, we can certainly enhance the natural beauty that we have. If we combine this with proper or expert use of makeup, we can truly look like celebrities or movie stars on our own. And we can do so without spending a lot of time and money in beauty salons. We simply need to take time to put on the right amount and color of makeup for the occasion.
    So we have found the solution for our face but what about our body? To look beautiful, we must also feel beautiful. This is why many of us spend time at the spa so we can experience quite a relaxing and rejuvenating massage. But with the hectic schedules we have, we cannot just go even to the nearest spa anytime we want to. However, we can always bring the spa into our own home through lighting scented candles or incense sticks and laying out scented waxes, like those from Voluspa.
    These are only a couple of ways on how we can feel good and look beautiful, in spite of our busy schedules. We might not be able to go to the spa or beauty salon everyday but we can always make ourselves beautiful anytime we want to - thanks to wellness and beauty products developed by the experts.
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    Oct 4, 2010

    Put This in Your Mouth to Prevent Neck Cancer

    It comes in a small package -- about the size of a matchbox -- and often smells minty fresh. And if you put it in your mouth, it just might save your neck.
    The minty little gift in question? Dental floss. New research findings suggest that flossing -- and brushing -- daily could decrease your odds of developing neck cancer.
    How Tooth Troubles Hurt
    Flossing and brushing are so very good for you because they may help prevent oral diseases that somehow open the door to bad things like cancer. When researchers recently looked at a study sample of people with periodontitis -- a form of gum disease in which the bones that hold the roots of teeth in place start to break down -- they found that for each millimeter of supporting bone that was lost, head and neck cancer risk increased more than fourfold. (Did you know? Having healthy gums could equal a healthy heart, too.)
    Not Your Average Gum Disease
    Dental experts aren't quite sure of the exact causes of periodontitis. A not-so-clean mouth may not necessarily lead to it, but it can make periodontitis worse. Poor oral hygiene can also lead to another mouth disease called gingivitis, which causes gums to become red, puffy, and tender. So brush and floss daily, and see your dentist regularly. (Choose your foods wisely. Here are the foods that help keep your gums healthy.)

    Keep Blood Sugar Healthy with This Secret Ingredient

    It's soup season. And whether you get yours from a can or find the time to whip up one of Mom's classics, there's a soup ingredient your blood sugar will love: greens.
    That's right. Winter greens like kale and chard make great soup add-ins. And a recent review of scientific studies revealed that people who ate roughly a cup of cooked greens a day were 14 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
    Good Things in Greens
    Results from six different studies of over 200,000 adults confirm it. The researchers looked at overall fruit and vegetable intake, but nothing seemed to have the impact on diabetes risk that leafy greens did -- cooked or raw. It could be because most greens are a great source of magnesium. In other studies, higher intakes of this mighty mineral have been linked to a lower risk of diabetes. Greens also contain a variety of disease-fighting antioxidants that help protect the body in myriad ways. (Try this simple, loaded-with-greens Hawaiian Ginger-Chicken Stew for Two.)
    Greens and Beyond
    As a food group, researchers say leafy greens include a wide range of good-for-you vegetables, including lettuce, kale, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and edible herbs like dill and parsley. And their benefits go well beyond just blood sugar. Here are some of the other fun reasons to treat your body to a variety of leafy greens this winter:

    Cheese: The Newest Health Food?

    From tangy cheddar to ripe-and-moldy blue, could cheese have a hidden health talent?
    Hmmm. Research says maybe so. A new German study suggests cheese is actually a cancer fighter. But before you pick up that slicer, you need to learn how to harness this superpower the right way so you don't clog your arteries.
    Slicing Cancer Risk
    Turns out that cheese is a rich source of menaquinones, a type of vitamin K that switches on genes in the body that knock out cancer cells. And when German researchers tracked the health and diets of over 24,000 people for up to 10 years, they found that those who ate the most cheese reduced their risk for fatal cancers by 28 percent -- presumably because they got the most menaquinones. But here's the major caveat: The biggest cheese-eaters in the study didn't go overboard. They got just 29 grams a day, the equivalent of about an ounce of cheese or one deli slice. (Get the lowdown on vitamin K.)
    Ohhh, Okay!
    To get ample amounts of menaquinones, don't rely on cheese alone, because you'll get an overload of artery-clogging, calorie-laden saturated fat, too. A better bet? Diversify. Egg yolks and chicken are also good sources. And get plenty of leafy greens. There's new evidence that most of us need more of the bone-friendly form of K found in spinach, romaine lettuce, kale, collards, and more. (But if you're on a blood thinner, such as warfarin, talk to your doctor first.) Try these other easy options for getting more K

    Sep 20, 2010


    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

    Woman in Islam

    (Author: (B Aisha Lemu,Fatima Heeren

    Woman in Islam provides every serious student of Islam with an opportunity to develop an understanding of Islam from those who stand within the Islamic tradition and who have also close contact with the European tradition.

    Whatever is the state of the vacuum or the substance that fills it, one of the pressing needs of today is to provide authentic information about the religion of Islam. A clear and precise statement about the position of woman in Islam was made by two Muslim women coming from the Western background, one English and the other German, in their presentation before the International Islamic Conference held in April, 1976, in London, under the auspices of the Islamic Council of Europe. These papers are presented in this book.

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    Aug 20, 2010

    مايكروسوفت تندمج مع ياهــــــــــــو في 2012

    مايكروسوفت و"ياهو" يندمجان في 2012
    سيوفر معادلة ضرورية لمواجهة سيطرة «جوجل» على الإنترنت
    تمكنت"مايكروسوفت" و"ياهو" الأمريكتان من الحصول على موافقة من الجهات الرقابية في كل من الولايات المتحدة وأوروبا، للمضى قدماً في اتفاق للشراكة بينهما تتمكن "مايكروسوفت" بموجبه من الحصول على تقنيات الأخيرة في مجال البحث على الإنترنت، فضلاً عن اقتسامهما أرباح الإعلانات. وخلال الأيام القليلة المقبلة، تبدأ الشركتان في تنفيذ الصفقة من خلال تحويل محرك بحث "ياهو" إلى محرك "بينج" الخاص بـ "مايكروسوفت"، حيث من المتوقع إنهاء العملية كاملة مطلع 2012. وبموجب الاتفاق تحصل "ياهو" على نسبة 88% من العائدات الناتجة عن الإعلانات، فيما تحصل "مايكروسوفت" على 12% من إيرادات إعلانات البحث على "ياهو"، فضلاً عن المواقع الشريكة في السنوات الخمس الأولى من الاتفاق. وأبدت وزارة العدل الأمريكية موافقتها على عملية الاندماج، قائلة إن الاتفاق سيوفر معادلة ضرورية للسيطرة المتنامية لشركة "جوجل" صاحبة محرك البحث الشهير على سوق الإنترنت والبحث عليه. وأشارت المفوضية الأوروبية المعنية بحماية حرية المنافسة ومكافحة الاحتكار في الاتحاد الأوروبي، إلى أن هذه الشراكة لا تشكل خرقاً لمبدأ حرية المنافسة، بل بالعكس تعززها في مجال سوق محركات البحث والإعلان على الإنترنت لتصبح منافساً فعلياً لـ "جوجل". ومن جانبه، قال كارول بارتز الرئيس التنفيذي لـ "ياهو" في بيان إن هذا الاتفاق التاريخى يعنى أن شركته تستطيع التركيز أكثر على الإبداع في تقنية البحث، فيما وصف ستيف بالمر الرئيس التنفيذي لـ "مايكروسوفت" موافقة الجهات الرقابية على الاتفاق بأنها "خطوة ممتازة" لافتاً إلى أن الشركتين ما تزالان في بدايته. يذكر أن "جوجل" تسيطر على سوق البحث على الإنترنت وبشكل خاص بالولايات المتحدة التي تمتلك فيها 65.4% من سوق البحث، وفقاً لإحصائيات الشهر الحالي، بينما تمتلك كلاً من "ياهو" و"مايكروسوفت" نسبتي 17 و11.3% على التوالي.

    "بينج" يواصل تقدمه
    وواصل محرك "بينج" تقدمه بين المحركات المنافسة، حيث أحرز معدلات نمو مرضية خلال ديسمبر الماضي، وفقاً لإحصائيات شركة "كوم سكور" المتخصصة في مجال سوق البحث على الإنترنت. ونقل موقع "بي سي ورلد" المتخصص في مجال التقنية عن الشركة قولها إن نسبة "بينج" وصلت إلى 10.7% من سوق البحث الأمريكية وهو ما يمثل ارتفاعاً بنسبة 0.4% عن نوفمبر الماضي. وأضاف الموقع أن محرك "جوجل" لا يزال على القمة بنسبة 65.7% بارتفاع 0.1% عن نوفمبر الماضي، بينما انخفضت نسبة محرك "ياهو" من 17.5% في نوفمبر إلى 17.3% في ديسمبر الماضي. يذكر أن "مايكروسوفت" تعمل على إضافة مميزات جديدة لمحركها منذ انطلاقه في يوليو الماضي، مما ساهم في ازدياد شعبيته لدى بعض المستخدمين.

    تراجع أسهم "ياهو"
    ومن جانب أخر، انخفضت مؤخراً أسهم "ياهو" في سوق بحث الإنترنت الأمريكية جراء خسارة صفقات إدماج أداة بحث محركها الشهير على أجهزة كمبيوتر جديدة تنتجها كبار الشركات المصنعة. ونقلت صحيفة "وول ستريت جورنال" في ديسمبر الماضي عن بارتز، إن شركته ليس لديها رغبة في الالتزام بصفقات مكلفة لتدعيم نسبتها في سوق البحث.
    وجاء رده على سؤال وُجه إليه بشأن انخفاض أسهم الشركة في سوق البحث الأمريكية من 18.8% في سبتمبر إلى 18% في أكتوبر الماضيين، وفقاً لإحصائيات"كوم سكور". وكانت "ياهو" قد فشلت في تجديد اتفاقات بشأن إدماج أداة بحث "ياهو" في أجهزة الكمبيوتر التي تصنعها شركتا "إتش بي" الأمريكية و"إيسر" التايوانية. ونقلت الصحيفة الأمريكية عن محللين قولهم إن محركات البحث لم تعد تجذب المعلنين كثيرا، حيث إن عدداً قليلاً من مستخدميها يضغطون على الإعلانات التي تقدمها. وفي ذات السياق، احتلت"جوجل" موقع الصدارة بنسبة وصلت إلى 65% في أكتوبر الماضي، بينما وصلت نسبة محرك "بينج" إلى 10%.

    Aug 1, 2010

    فوائد نواة التمر.(الموضوع يحتاج لتاكيد طبي)

    إذا أحرقت نواة التمر وسحقت انبتت هدب العين , واحدت البصر ، وسودت العين .
    • بالنسبة لنوى التمر واستعماله كقهوة تعتبره النساء من أقوى المغذيات والمدرات لحليب المرأة المرضع .
    • يساعد نوى التمر إذا استعمل كبخور بعد الولادة ؛ لإعادة الرحم إلى مكانه ، وللتخفيف من آلام المفاصل .
    • يساعد نوى التمر في تسكين آلام الأسنان ، وذلك بتكسير النواة وجعلها في الفم ، واستحلابها ، فتقوم المادة الموجودة فيها بالتخدير لتميزها بطعم مر وقابض .
    • يستعمل ككحل ، وذلك بطحنه وتحميسه على النار حتى يسود يقولون يجعل العيون واسعة وجميلة، ويقال: إن الكحل المصنوع من نوى التمر يقوى رموش العينين
    • يمكن الاستفادة من نوى التمر حيث يمكن إنتاج ما يعرف ببديل الكاكاو (أو الشاكليت) وقد أجريت البحوث على ذلك وثبت نجاحها عندما خلطت مع الآيسكريم لم يستطع من أجريت عليهم التجربة التمييز بين الآيسكريم المضاف اليه الشاكليت أو المضاف إليه مسحوق نواة التمر المحمض .
    كما وأن إحدى الشركات الأجنبية قد انتجت ما يسمى الآن ببديل القهوة بدون كافيين من نواة التمر ويستعمل بكثرة

    التجارب أثبتت فائدتها لمرضى السكر والوقاية من «السرطان»


    To fight off cancers and infections from viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, we need a strong immune system. Some of the factors which deplete our immune system are smoking, consumption of excessive sugar or alcohol, food allergens, chronic work stress, financial worries, lack of exercise, obesity, insomnia, lack of strong social relationships and depression. Meditation, yoga, exercise, restful sleep, laughing, playing, and spending time with good friends, can boost our immune system. So can drinking lots of water to cleanse the body of toxins.
    To mount a strong defense against pathogens our immune system needs adequate nutritional support. We can help ourselves most by consuming whole foods which are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids (like cold water fish, flax oil and avocados), enzymes, anti-oxidants, phyto-nutrients (like carotenoids and bioflavenoids), immune boosting vitamins (like Vitamins C and E), anti-inflammatory spices (like cumin and turmeric) and minerals (like zinc and selenium).
    It has been known for some time that consumption of brown pigmented mushrooms can boost the immune system. However, white button mushrooms represent 90% of the annual total of all mushrooms consumed in the U.S. Recently Simin Meydani (the director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University) and Dayong Wu at the HNRCA Nutritional Immunity Laboratory in Boston conducted a study on the immune boosting effects of white button mushrooms.
    They found that white button mushrooms promote immune function by increasing the production of antiviral and other proteins released by cells when they are protecting and repairing tissue. In particular, white button mushrooms enhance the maturity of immune system cells called dendritic cells from bone marrow. Dendritic cells make the T cells that can recognize and eventually deactivate or destroy antigens on invading microbes. So eat lots of white button mushrooms in omelettes, sautes, stews, stir fries and soups. Chopped garlic (an anti-cancer food) and chopped ginger (an anti-inflammatory) often go well with these mushrooms.

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    Jul 19, 2010

    Tips For Great-Looking Lips Starting Today

    Who doesn't want to have the perfect lips? Your whole face appears both happier and brighter when you are smiling with the perfect pair of lips.
    Because the skin on the lips is so sensitive, lips are actually very delicate. Sun can damage the skin on the lips as can smoking because they are so delicate. Everyone, but most especially smokers, should be sure and apply sunscreen to their lips. Not only will the sunscreen protect the lips from harmful UV rays, but it will also reduce the dehydrating effects of a cigarette. Unattractive lip discoloration may also be avoided with the use of sunscreen.
    Regularly, you should take care to exfoliate the skin on your lips. The process is as simple as using a toothbrush to scrub gently in a circular motion. The lips will be softened and dead cells will be removed. After exfoliating your lips, be sure and moisturize them as well. If you aren't careful to do so, your lips may become even more dehydrated than before.
    A scrubbing mixture of sugar and rose water also does a good job. The lips will have a sweet aftertaste linger after using this mixture, while also being softened. As it is not a good idea to ever scratch your lips, this gentle method works well. With this process it is also less likely your lips will become dry. Because the sugar and rose water mixture is harmless, you can do this everyday to exfoliate the lips.
    Another good strategy is to drink lots of water. Your lips are actually the first body part to show you are dehydrated. You will lessen the chances of your lips looking chapped, rough or dry if you are careful to drink enough water every day. Your skin will also benefit from all that water, too, with a healthy and glowing look.
    Before you apply your lipstick, be sure and first apply lip balm. Because of the chance a lipstick may have chemicals in it that could damage your lips, this will not only keep your lipstick fresh but also protect against any harm.
    Try to not become too impatient as you work towards improving the beauty of your lips because treatment time may well differ for everyone.
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    Natural Ingredients For an Oily Skin Wash

    There are several skin types in every person. The basic skin types are the oily, sensitive, dry, combination and the sun damaged skin. How much or how little your skin produces oil determines the kind of skin type you have. There are several factors that make you into the kind of skin type you have. Heredity, the food you eat and the physical and mental strain are the biggest factors that greatly contribute in having a clear, sensitive or oily skin.
    If you have an oily skin you really have a problem in how to remedy or reduce oily skin. The first focus you should look into is the kind of facial wash you are using. Some skin care products may sometimes cause more harm than good thus making the problem worse than ever. There are tips for an oily skin face wash that if followed religiously you will surely reduce the oily skin you have.
    Oily skin tends to be shiny with enlarged pores. Having this type of skin, watch out for a start of pimples, acne, blackheads or skin blemishes. Wash and clean your face as frequent as two to three times a day. Avoid using hot water as this will tend to damage the skin. Tepid water is advisable and use cold water in rinsing the cleanser. Cold water closes the skin pores which in turn minimizes the chance for any bacteria to set in.
    Choose a facial wash that does not contain harsh ingredients. Pick mild cleansers preferably the ones that have natural ingredients. Facial soaps or wash that come from herbs or from fruit extract are good for the skin. Papaya soaps are known to have an anti-inflammatory property aside from being a skin whitening derivative. This fruit extract prevents excessive oil release to the skin making the skin clear and clean and tight.
    If you have to use astringent choose the natural kind of astringent like lemon juice or vinegar. Apple cider is also a good replacement for alcohol base astringents. Simply apply the juice with a cotton ball on the oily skin areas. This will gently remove the oil or sebum that is left even after washing your face.
    Moisturize your skin. Choose an oil-free moisturizer. You may use it as day and night moisturizer. If you are using make up pick those that are water based or oil-free make ups. This will not add shiny appearance on your face.
    Avoid sun exposure. Too much UV rays and outdoor activities hastens the oil production in your skin. While you are exposed outdoors, you also collect the dirt and grime and the rest of the pollutants in your surroundings. This clogs up the skin pores. However, if going out cannot be avoided be sure to wash your face immediately when you reach home.
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    Free Trial Breast Enlargement Pills For Women

    Are you interested in a free trial for breast enlargement pills? Who wouldn't be? Almost every woman has a secret desire to have bigger breasts. You get the attention from the men and feel good about yourself. These supplements provide a safe and natural way for you to get the size you've always wanted.
    Breast enlargement pills work through increasing your estrogen levels. They do this by phyto estrogens.  These are plant-based forms of estrogen found in foods such as fenugreek and soy. Different manufacturers concentrate this hormone and combine it with vitamins and minerals every woman needs.
    The extra estrogen acts like it would during pregnancy. You get larger, firmer breasts in about a month. Generally, most women will feel some soreness the first few weeks. Some women also experience premenstrual syndromes the first few weeks. After that, most women will be symptom free.
    So where can you find these free trials? Unfortunately, you cannot find them in the stores. You have to order directly from the manufacturer. Most will offer a free 14 day trial. Some even offer a free month.
    Should you take the manufacturer up on his offer? Only do it if it's through a legitimate website. Never order from a spam e-mail. These tend to frequently be phishing attempts.  Do your research and make sure you will not get scammed.
    Many of these sites will also offer you creams. This is an alternative to the pills. Some women recommend you take them both at the same time. However, you won't see vastly different results by doing so. You may see results a little bit faster.
    So should you try a free trial for breast enhancement pills? Definitely! If you want a larger bust size, it's the only way to go.
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    Jul 15, 2010

    Dark Circles Under Eyes Remedy - Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Hinder It

    what is the most effective and safe dark circles under eyes remedy? You can generate many suggestions from people. Some will encourage you to buy commercial products in treating your eyebags while others will forbid you from using those. Somehow people's advices would get you confused and sometimes you end up buying the wrong product. When this happens, it is dangerous because your eyes are one of the most delicate parts of your body. You may possibly go blind if you put on the wrong medication. To avoid making mistakes in choosing the under eye circles' treatment, you need to consult the right individuals concerning this matter.
    Aside from seeing the experts, you also need to understand why dark circles appear under your eyes. Eyebags are considered as a dermatological condition. It is deem necessary that you identified the root cause before you can have the right dark circles under eyes remedy. But the truth is that this condition begins with the circulatory system. You are aware that the blood is distributed all over our body. From the heart, the blood travels through the blood vessels. There three main types of blood vessels. These are the artery, veins and capillary.
    Now, the capillary is the smallest blood vessels that connect the arterioles and venules. The very nature of the capillary, which is being tiny, is the culprit of having dark circles. The capillary cannot contain the continuous flow of the blood. As a result, there is so much pressure in the capillary. Since the capillary wall is permeable, the blood tends to leak through the capillary wall. The blood leakage then forms a fragment and settles under your eye area. The bluish tint can be perceived by other people because the skin under your eyes is very thin. This is what normally happens and your body has a mechanism to straighten out the blood fragments.
    However, some factors like lack of sleep, allergies, poor nutrition, and some others may worsen your eyebags. This is one of the reason why no matter what you do, the under eye circles would not go away. You need to change your lifestyle. That is the best dark circles under eyes remedy that will help you eliminate the eyebags.

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    How to Apply Eye Makeup in 8 Steps?

    ?How to Apply Eye Makeup in 8 Steps

    By Julyne Derrick

    Glam up your eyes for evening with these steps
    When evening calls for a glamorous look, you want to focus on making your eyes amazing. Here's how to apply eye makeup in only 8 steps.

    Difficulty: Easy

    Time Required: 10 minutes

    Here's How:

    1.Prep your eyes with concealer Concealer can be used to cover up undereye circles or just the bluish discoloration just under your inner eye. To cover dark undereye circles, apply three dots of concealer under each eye. Start at the inner corner where skin tends to be darkest, then under the pupil and the third on the outer edge. Pat, never rub with your ring finger (this finger tends to have the softest pad) until it disappears.

    2.Apply eye base to your lid Eye base is the secret to keeping your shadow in place for hours. Without properly priming your lid first, your eyeshadow will likely end up a greasy line in your crease.

    3.Apply shadow. It's great to use a three-toned shadow and build from lids to brow. Allowing them to blend into each other like a rainbow is gorgeous, according to celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal. Start with a light color that almost matches your lid. Sweep the color across the lid and up to your browbone. Follow with a medium color across your lid only. Build on this with a darker color in the crease. Blend the colors well.

    4.Follow with eyeliner Dark eyeshadows work great as eyeliners. Wet a slanted brush, then dip in a dark eyeshadow. Line eyes as close to the upper lashes as possible from the inner corner to the outer corner. Follow with liner on bottom eyes, but only line from the middle of the eye out. Smudge the bottom line with a Q-tip or your finger. You don't want a prominent line. For a smokey eye, use a brush to pat in a dark eyeshadow along the upper lid and below the lid. You don't want a stark line, instead you want to blend it so it's 'smudge-y.'

    5.Brighten your eyes with a highlighter This step involves only the inside part of the eye. With a gold or pink highlighter (white is too bright), draw a v-shaped shape that follows the inner corner of your eye from top to bottom. Blend with your fingers. This will help make eyes 'pop.'

    6.Highlight your brow Take the same highlighter and dab it on your browbone, concentrating on your mid-brow outward. Blend with your finger.

    7.Curl lashes An eyelash curler will make even long lashes look more gorgeous. For added effect, you can heat the curler under a blowdryer for a couple seconds. Test curler before applying to lashes because you could burn yourself.

    8.Apply mascara Place the wand of your mascara brush at the bottom of lashes and wiggle back and forth. Follow with another few sweeps of the wand. Apply to bottom lashes as well.

    Jul 14, 2010

    Look Good in Front Lace Wigs - All You Need to Know

    What is so special about front lace wigs anyway? Traditional wigs are made of a synthetic material that is attached to a somewhat bulky cap using fasteners and grips which you then place on your head. Unfortunately synthetic sums it up, it does not look very natural and to be honest can sometimes draw attention for the wrong reasons.
    Front lace wigs really are at the fore front of hair piece technology. As the lace is so delicate it is virtually invisible which is why so many celebrities have no problem wearing them, because we really cannot tell if we are looking at their own, natural hair or if they have had some hair styling help.
    What could be more amazing than being able to change your hair style to suit on a daily basis, knowing that you are not subjecting your own hair to any unnecessary damage? I am not sure that your own hair could stand up to that sort of styling and still look so natural anyway. So it is not a wonder that these super stars have kept quiet about it, too good a secret to share maybe?
    Of course having this superior quality in a product will come at a price but, when you consider that each one is handmade and each natural hair woven individually strand by strand into the lace cap it is understandable.
    Once you have bought your wig, that is it, a one off payment and you have guaranteed changing looks for up to two years. By my reckoning, that is a lot of salon visits that you do not have to keep especially if you normally would go on a regular basis, so the money is well spent.
    Another more humbling consideration that we should take a moment to think about is, supposing that you are unfortunate enough to be suffering from a distressing hair loss condition such as alopecia or as a result of chemotherapy. This must have such a huge psychological effect on your mental well being, none of us want to look anything other than our best.
    It is said that our hair is our crowning glory, to have a bad hair day is one thing but, to have lost it altogether must be very distressing indeed. So, knowing that there is a product available that really can make you feel more feminine when you are feeling vulnerable is fantastic.
    A lace wig has so much to offer you in terms of hair style flexibility. We all like to be a little indulgent from time to time and by using front lace wigs you can do this on a regular basis with very little effort what so ever. No more bad hair days only glamorous super styles fit for a diva.
    There are of course many places where you can buy your front lace wig as well as get some really great deals especially online at such places as Amazon etc. However buying a front lace wig is indeed an investment and as such you would obviously want to be sure that you know how to buy the right one and once bought how to care and maintain it using the right procedures and products.

    For this very reason a front lace wig guide has been created so that you know for sure that you are getting everything just right. The guide contains all that you will need to know about any wig and is full of information and data designed to help you discover all you need to know about wigs. It has been endorsed by hundreds of creators and buyers worldwide so far and is well worth reviewing. ( )

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