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Photos Of Argentina

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Life by Maria Dolores R

Life (cf. biota) is a characteristic that distinguishes objects that have signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not,[1][2] either because such functions have ceased (death), or else because they lack such functions and are classified as inanimate.[3][4] Biology is the science concerned with the study of life.

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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins by Maria Dolores R

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Food To Live

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Money by Maria Dolores R

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Halloween History by Maria Dolores R

What is Halloween? What we know (and don't really know) about the origin and history of Halloween By David Emery Halloween is a secular holiday combining vestiges of traditional harvest festival celebrations with customs more peculiar to the occasion such as costume wearing, trick-or-treating, pranksterism, and decorative imagery based on seasonal change, death, and the supernatural. It takes place on October 31. Though it was regarded up until the last few decades of the 20th century as primarily a hildren's holiday, in more recent years common activities such as mask wearing, costume parties, themed decorations, and even trick-or-treating have grown popular with adults as well, making Halloween an all-ages celebration in the new millennium.     What does the name 'Halloween' mean? The name Halloween (originally spelled Hallowe'en) is a contraction of All Hallows Even, meaning the day before All Hallows Day (better known as All Saints Day), a Catholic holiday commemorating Christian saints and martyrs observed since the early Middle Ages on November 1. How and when did Halloween originate? The best available evidence indicates that Halloween originated in the early Middle Ages as a Catholic vigil observed on the eve of All Saints Day, November 1. It has become commonplace to trace its roots even further back in time to a pagan festival of ancient Ireland known as Samhain (pronounced sow'-en or sow'-een), about which little is actually known. The prehistoric observance is said to have marked the end of summer and the onset of winter, and was celebrated with feasting, bonfires, sacrificial offerings, and homage to the dead. Despite thematic similarities, however, there's scant evidence of any real continuity of tradition linking Samhain to the Medieval observance of Halloween. Some modern historians, notably Ronald Hutton (The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain, 1996) and Steve Roud (The English Year, 2008, and A Dictionary of English Folklore, 2005), flatly reject the popular notion that November 1 was designated All Saints Day by the Church to "Christianize" the pagan festival. Citing a lack of historical evidence, Roud dismisses the Samhain theory of origin altogether. "Certainly the festival of Samhain, meaning Summer's End, was by far the most important of the four quarter days in the medieval Irish calendar, and there was a sense that this was the time of year when the physical and supernatural worlds were closest and magical things could happen," Roud notes, "but however strong the evidence in Ireland, in Wales it was May 1 and New Year which took precedence, in Scotland there is hardly any mention of it until much later, and in Anglo-Saxon England even less." It seems reasonable to conclude that the connection between Halloween and the pagan Irish festival has, at the very least, been overstated in some modern accounts of Halloween's origin.

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It's A Halloween Party

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Get Into Action

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Poem On Frienship by Maria Dolores R

Always There.....You're always there. When I am sad, mad or just having a bad day, You're always there. Doesn't matter what mood I'm in, You're always there. Thank you very much, I really appreciate

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Sound And Music

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All Dressed Up And Ready to Go

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Theocracy Band

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President Barack Obama Re-elected

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Love Story by Maria Dolores R

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Titanic My Heart Will Go On

                                        If all you know about the Titanic is that it was the ship where Jack and Rose met and fell in love, then you need to keep reading. It's been 95 years since the tragic sinking of the Titanic, but her memory still lives on in our minds.   god i love you so much. then and now

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Gateway To The World

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Christmas by Maria Dolores R

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Cookin' Up Something Good

                                                                                                                 The term 'cooking' means preparing food or other substance, usually for consumption, as in eating. It is frequently used to describe the preparation of food specifically by applying heat, but also describes making cold dishes such as salads, sandwiches and so on: 'He is cooking a fantastic dinner,'; 'The caterers are cooking a cold buffet.'Here are some videos cooking for that i will share from main course to dessert. Main course From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia                                                                                                 A main course is the featured or primary dish in a meal consisting of several courses. It usually follows the entrée ("entry") course. In the United States it may in fact be called "entree". The main dish is usually the heaviest, heartiest, and most complex or substantive dish on a menu. The main ingredient is usually meat or fish; in vegetarian meals, the main course sometimes attempts to mimic a meat course[citation needed]. It is most often preceded by an appetizer, soup, and/or salad, and followed by a dessert. For those reasons the main course is sometimes referred to as the "meat course". In formal dining, a well-planned main course can function as a sort of gastronomic apex or climax. In such a scheme, the preceding courses are designed to prepare for and lead up to the main course in such a way that the main course is anticipated and, when the scheme is successful, increased in its ability to satisfy and delight the diner. The courses following the main course then calm the palate and the stomach, acting as a sort of dénouement or anticlimax.

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Life In The City

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Our Mother of Perpetual Help

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Living With Sinus Allergies

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Boracay Island Philippines by Maria Dolores R

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Philippine Football

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A Day Is Lost If One Has Not Laughed

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A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned

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Healthy Diet Cocktails

Dear Weight-Conscious Social Drinker, Enjoying an alcoholic drink every now and then is something you will probably do, at some point, with all your efforts to losing weight. A sweet & sour Margarita on the rocks… fresh Cherries on top of a Vanilla Martini…  the fizzy texture of a Raspberry-Champagne Cocktail… a rich and creamy sip of Chocolate Martini…  Only thinking about these delicious drinks makes your mouth water and, when you’re on a diet, it’s hard to resist. Just one little cocktail is sometimes enough to ruin your whole weight loss plan and get you back to feeling frustrated and discouraged. Just one drink, with its 500-600 calories, is enough to make you feel guilty and raise your blood sugar, at the same time.   YOU DON’T HAVE TO RUIN YOUR WAISTLINE TO ENJOY ALCOHOL   When you want to lose weight, or just watch your figure, you become very careful with what you put on your plate. But you almost never take into account the hidden calories in your glass. What you might not realize is… Liquid calories are a bigger booster than food. That’s right. Research shows that liquid calorie intake has a stronger impact on weight than solid calorie. Meaning that any diet you follow might not be effective, as long as you don’t watch your drinks! In order to be able to drink alcohol and still lose weight, you have to know what to drink, how to drink and when to drink. How To Drink Smart is what I will teach you next.   Did you know that a regular Chocolate Martini is a 438 calorie bomb (or more)? …And that, in order to burn that off your

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Name That Book

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The Cat in the Hat

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Kiri Japanese 2

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Kiri Japanese

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Beautiful Look From Inside And Outside

Top 10 Health Tips                        Do you think that “Top 10 Health Tips” and “Top 10 Beauty tips” are two different things? You must be wondering that why on a website for beauty tips we have an article on health tips. This is because these two topics are not different but they are interlinked. If you have a healthy body you will look beautiful. You must be trying different salons and spa to look beautiful. Being healthy is being beautiful. You need to cure your heath from within to look beautiful. You must be busy in taking care of your skin, hair, hands, feet separately. But you must not forget to abide by the Top 10 Health Tips to look beautiful. By following these steps you will have a healthy mind and body. This will in a way result in a beautiful look. The Top 10 Health Tips are mentioned below. This will help you to get a beautiful look from inside and outside: Balanced Diet It is necessary for you to have a balanced diet to get a beautiful look. A diet is called balanced when it has the right amount of fiber and nutrients. The diet should be low on fat. Have enough fruits and vegetables daily. The food that you consume must be of the right proportion. The right amount of food in necessary for a healthy body and a beautiful look. Consult a dietician and know the exact amount of calories which you should intake in a day. Make sure that your diet should not be less in nutrition or vitamins. Consume different varieties of food History says in the Ancient Indian Science, consumption of a variety of food helps to get a beautiful body and it cures illness too. Make a habit to eat fruits and vegetables of different colors everyday. The different variety of food should be changed every three months. Remember to eat an apple daily. The apple pectin helps to clean the digestive system. The toxins are removed and it prevents cancer. Breakfast is a must

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The Client List by Maria Dolores R

  The Client List is a 2010 television film that premiered on the Lifetime Network on July 19, 2010, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and directed by Eric Laneuville. A fictionalized dramatization of a 2004 prostitution

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The Pain of Heart

Types of Love in General - With Examples Just like ice cream, love exists in a myriad of different colours, shapes, sizes and flavours. One kind or form of love isn't better or more correct than another. But there are differences in how you feel and experience them. Some make you say that love hurts, some do just the opposite. To put it simply: Unconditional love feels good. (Example: "I love you for no other reason than the fact that you exist. I love you for who you are, and I do not expect anything what so ever of you.") Conditional love feels less good. (Example: "I love you because you are intelligent and beautiful, and I expect you to love me back, and also help me get my needs fulfilled.") Highly conditional love feels bad. (Example: "I do not know whether I love or hate you. In any event, I am so very scared and there are so many needs I need you or others to fulfil for me. That is why I have to manage and control everything and everyone, including myself and you." Highly conditional love - that's where it seems that love hurts. Types of Love: A Bit More Precisely Slightly more precisely, it might be expressed like this: The experience of conditional love ranges (approximately) from 'very uncomfortable' (love hurts!) to 'neutral/acceptable/okay'. The experience of unconditional love ranges (approximately) from 'neutral/acceptable/okay' to 'ecstatic/indescribably wonderful.' We are talking about a love scale that goes from the most relative and most unpleasant to the totally unconditional and extremely pleasant. From depression, fear, hate and 'love hurts!' to unconditional love which feels ecstatic, or like happiness, or deeply peaceful. Examples of highly conditional love: Depression, fear, anxiety, grief, hate Examples of somewhat conditional love: Neutrality, okay, satisfactory Examples of highly unconditional love: Happiness, Wholeness, Home, 'I AM' And just in case you're wondering: Yes, grief, anxiety, 'love hurts!', fear, hate, etc. are ALSO kinds of love. They are just very limited, very conditional, very unpleasant kinds. Is Hate Love? Yes! How can something like hate be a kind of love? The short and funny answer is: It can't NOT be. It has to be love, because in fact, deep, deep down, there is only one emotion/feeling all in all: Love. Love is the only feeling in existence and whatever you feel ... is a variation of love. The variation comes primarily from the 'amount of love' present in the feeling. 'Not much love' in any given feeling (including 'love hurts!') feels 'not so nice'. A bit more about that later, although basically it's a story for another time! 'Normal' Love The kind of love that most people consider 'love' (as far as I'm able to ascertain from talking to lots of people/coachees) is either somewhat conditional or a little bit on the unconditional side. In other words: Most of the time their love feels okay or a bit better than okay. Other times it feels like love hurts. Often, when people have children, the clearest example of a love that very unconditional is their love for their children. And people very rarely say 'love hurts' in relation to their children, right? Yeah, people say 'love hurts' in relation to their 'couple love', their love relationship with another adult (or more adults in

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QUEEN OF THE POP MUSIC

Ranking the Voices of 10 Women in Pop When it comes to sports, athletes are broken down and ranked according to their stats so that fans can contrast, compare and build fantasy leagues. So why not do the same for singers? This post examines 10 women in pop music and breaks them down according to their vocal abilities. This is perfect as material for stan wars or just good background info for the less rabid pop music fan. Mariah Carey Vocal type: Alto Vocal range: 5.2 octaves 1 semi-tone G2: "You're So Cold" – F#7: "Mine Again" G#7: "Emotions" live @ MTV Awards in 1991 Longest note: 20 seconds "Lead The Way" Vocal strength: Mariah is a master of intricate melismas, the unique singing technique that extends a word or syllable with a plethora of different notes from various octaves (i.e. the verses in “Heartbreaker”). It's a style of singing that she used extensively on Butterfly. Arguably the most skilled technical singer of her generation and the one after, Carey's ear for pitch is uncanny, boasting skillful transitions from octave to octave within the space of a word. Carey is the quintessential musician, possessing a type of authoritative control over her instrument most singers only dream of. Ranging from a rich lower register, to a full yet earthy mid range, to an airy and cloudy super head voice that envelopes the eardrums---Carey can do it all. The awe-inspiring thing about Carey is her constantly evolving timbre, which changes with each album, making every recording instantly identifiable to the era in which it was recorded. And let's not forget her secret weapon, the whistle register. The piercingly high register Carey possesses has made her voice famous and she has the ability to enunciate clearly in the whistle register. Mariah Carey's brilliant voice deserves to be studied and is the encyclopedia all aspiring singers should reference. Vocal weaknesses: Over time her high chest belts have become thin and lacks the bellowing power from her youth. Lower register, when not rested sometimes comes off as strained and leathery but still equally emotive. Overall grade: A Recommended listening: “Melt Away”, “The Roof”, "Vision of Love" and “Stay the Night” Adele Vocal type: Contralto Vocal range: 3 octaves 2 notes C3-D6 Vocal strengths: Full bodied belts that maintain clarity with baleful undertones. Adele's melodic voice metaphorically resembles a thunderous, rainy day -- ominous yet captivating. The boom from the sheer power of her vocals alone is enough to knock over even Mike Tyson. Adele's full-voiced belts are dark and heavy, dripping with tear-stained emotion while never losing clarity or bravado. She has an incredible knack for quickly delving into a head voice inflection then reverting back to her full-voiced comfort zone that tantalizes the senses...goosebumps are inevitable. Adele, the "golden-voiced" ambassador from the land of tea and crumpets, has brought back powerhouse soul singing to the States. Well, at least pop radio specifically. And for that, we thank her. Vocal weaknesses: ... Recommended listening: “Hometown Glory”, “Turning Tables”, “Rumor Has It” Overall grade: A Beyonce Vocal type: Mezzo Soprano Vocal range: 3 octaves 1 note B2: “Disappear” - E6 “Happy Face” Longest note: 14 seconds “Flaws and All” (Live) Vocal strengths: Breath control, breath control and breath control! Mathew Knowles' drill sergeant mentality for training Beyonce as a performer paid off as she is one of a select few who can sing full-out and dance at the same time. Try to sing “Bugaboo” and dance at the same time...just try it. Exactly, it's hard! Beyonce shines as a vocalist when it comes to impeccable timing, fast melismas and appropriate use of vibrato. She is probably the best all-around-singer of her time, earning high scores in almost every category. Decorating her recordings with grunts, growls and ferocious

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LEMON JUICE-HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS

Health benefits of drinking Lemon Juice this summerIndia is renowned for its brutally hot summers and with the sun coming out in full force this time every year, people turn to drinks to refresh themselves and seek some respite from the heat. While the market remains perennially flooded with drinks that promise to cool you down, nothing comes even close to the small-round, very cheap lemon juice which not only refreshes you but also provides amazing health benefits! How is the lemon healthy? Small. Round. Cheap. Healthy. Garnisher…. are just some of the adjectives that are applied to the Lemon. But still many remain unawares of the health benefits that this little citrus fruit can grant! This innocuous looking fruit comes packed to the brims with Vitamin C, an important vitamin needed by the body to function normally. But other than Vitamin C it also contains other vitamins in high amounts such as Riboflavin, Vitamin B, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and many proteins and carbohydrates. To put it simply, the little yellow lemon that we know is actually a pocket dynamo when it comes to granting health benefits. Following is a list of 6 health benefits that are provided by the tangy tasting lemon juice, Helps with High blood pressure: Lemon belonging to the citrus fruits family, comes loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium, both of which are found lacking in a High Blood Pressure patient and both of which help control blood pressure. The high Potassium content also helps those suffering from heart problems immensely as potassium helps in maintaining a normal heart function. Helps with mental stress: Lemon juice with its high levels of Vitamin C helps to reduce stress and depression. Individuals with a weak immune system are prone to lose Vitamin C from their bodies whenever they are faced with stress. Plus lemon juice has a very calming effect on our nerves, making it the ideal drink whenever faced with high levels of stress. Helps to maintain healthy teeth: Fresh lime juice when applied on the gums helps in reducing tooth ache not only this but topical application of the same also stops the gums from bleeding. Lime juice also works wonders when it comes to alleviating bad breath and removing stains that form on the teeth due to plaque accumulation. However, one is advised to exercise precaution when using lime juice for oral hygiene as it contain a high level of citric acid which can weaken or erode the enamel – protective covering found on the

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Common Skin Diseases

What are different home remedies for Skin diseases? -----A Skin disease is a rupture or a change in the skin from its normal sense. There are many types of skin diseases which include:   • Skin Blemishes • Acne • Rashes • Dark skin • Acne • Boils • Eczema • Blackheads • Whiteheads • Freckles • Moles • Age Spots • skin infections    Causes of Skin Diseases • Allergies • Hormonal changes • Stress • Sunburn • Pollution Highly beneficial natural remedies can be used like: • orange peels • tomato juice • lemon juice • coconut water• sandalwood powder• other natural skin lightening agents Natural Home Remedies for Skin Blemishes • Lemon juice, potato juice and cucumber juice are regarded as excellent natural home remedies. • A combination of lemon juice and tomato juice can also be applied daily. The application of a decoction prepared by boiling chamomile and lemon juice in water helps to heal Blemishes. This cure works best in case of Blemishes due to acne scars. • A Combination of juice extracted from Bishop’s weed and jasmine buds twice daily also serves as a good Skin Blemishes remedy. • Mix some vinegar with three mashed strawberries and apply this mixture on the affected area overnight. • Applying a paste of sandalwood powder and water is one of the most highly recommended remedies. • Boil some carrots and then mash to apply on the face or skin for fifteen to twenty minutes and finally rinse it off with milk to cure Skin Blemishes. • A mixture of lemon juice, rose water and honey taken in equal parts serves as one of the most effective Skin Blemishes. A face mask can also be prepared from these ingredients by adding one teaspoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric and one teaspoon of yogurt in it. • Mixing rose water and yogurt in a powder of lemon and orange peels that have been dried can be mixed and applied. • Applying mashed green papaya for fifteen minutes is one of the cures. • Soak four almonds in water overnight. In the morning, remove their skin and then grind them and add some honey and a few drops of lemon juice in the grinded mixture. Apply this paste on the face for about twenty to thirty minutes and then wash it off. • Soak some sees of Indian Plum in water overnight. When they become soft enough, mash and apply them on face. Wash the face after the mixture dries. • Prepare a paste by mixing two parts of almond extract, seven parts of camphor extract and some rose water and sandalwood powder. Use this face pack regularly for effective home treatment of Blemishes on face. • Mix two tablespoons of vinegar, one tablespoon of rose water and some cucumber juice. Apply the resultant solution on dark patches to get rid of Skin Blemishes.1. Aloe Vera                                                                 • Aloe Vera is used in its pure form as a skin softener and moisturizer. • The gel, which is the fluid within the leaves, has been used for centuries to accelerate wound healing. • It is a topical pain reliever. • Aloe Vera to be very effective in the treatment of psoriasis, a relatively common condition that leads to itchy, red scaly patches on the skin and scalp. • Aloe Vera has been used in the treatment of radiation ulcers, burns, and frostbite injuries in animals. • Aloe Vera increases the blood supply to the second layer of skin, the dermis. • This speeds healing by bringing in vital nutrients and removing dangerous toxins. • Aloe Vera decreases tissue destruction after a burn.                                    2. Arnica flower                                   • Topical preparations are especially helpful for wound healing. • It is effective as an analgesic (pain reliever), antiseptic and anti-inflammatory cream. • This treatment is recommended for bruises and swelling due to trauma or surgery. • It is also helpful in speeding the healing of simple skin abrasions, insect bites and for soothing joint pain.                                                                                                                   3. Calendula flower                                        • It is used in the treatment of burns, bruises, skin infections, cuts and rashes. • Compresses made with calendula tea are also useful. • The tea can be used as a mouth rinse to treat painful lesions in the mouth.                                                                                                         4. Comfrey

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Fighting Against Migraines

  What You Can Do to Fight Migraines?    Many people get headaches and migraines confused. Migraines make you wish you had a headache, or perhaps a rabid dog gnawing on your ankle instead of the throbbing, pulsating pain that comes with the migraine territory. 75% of adult patients who experience migraines are women, but they also affect approximately the same percentage of prepubescent boys. When you have a migraine, it’s easy to think there’s nothing you can do to treat it. They don’t simply go away after taking a painkiller like a headache does, but there are a few things you should know about migraines that can save you from experiencing them as often. First, let’s discuss why migraines happen. When you know why a migraine is coming on and what type of environment or activities you’re doing that trigger migraines, the easier it will be to stay away from those things, or at least limit your exposure. Migraine attacks may be triggered by: Allergic reactions Bright lights, loud noises and certain odors or perfumes Physical or emotional stress Changes in sleep patterns Smoking or exposure to smoke Skipping meals Alcohol Menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, hormone fluctuations during the menopause transition Tension headaches Foods containing tyramine, MSG or nitrates Long exposure to light from computer screen,

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MY 12 INTRIGUING PHOTOS

MY 12 INTRIGUING PHOTOS: January brings the snow, Makes your nose and fingers glow. February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again. March brings the wind so cold and chill, Drives the cattle from the hill.

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Fashion Through the Decades 1940'-1950's

The 1940’s 1940’s DRESSES n the 1940’s, because of the war , there was a general moving away from fabulous dressing. The government asked the designers not to be wasteful, including using unnecessary amounts of fabric, materials and trimming. The bias cut, 1930’s silhouette slowly disappeared and was replaced with a new simplistic style. In the 40’s, attitudes about style and dress were becoming more and more casual. Dresses often had wide shoulder pads, a nipped in long waist and a full skirt that fell just below the knee. Common details often seen were peter pan collars, furs and patriotic colors of red, white and blue. Suits were common, in generic colors, with no nonsense shoulder pads and hemlines just below the knee. 1940’s shoes were often toeless, sling back, rounded toe, wedgies, alligator and cork platoforms. 40’S HAIRSTYLE

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Bringing Inspiration To Life Photos

Too many times in our lives we get too concerned with the things that we don't have to appreciate the things in life that we do have that make life the most beautiful. Think of all of the beauty that is still left around you and be happy.MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS: as our life's journey nears its end, we reflect and ask ourselves, what do i feel? integrity or despair... a new day will always bring new hope. In nature's tranquillity we always find peace

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An Artist At Heart

Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media. Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts, it involves the creation of objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that they are usually not for a painting, for example.The Mirror of Venus Venus As Huntress Appears to Adonis        Types of Art           TYPES OF ARTS FORMS OF ART means the type of artwork such as drawing, painting, sculpture (carving, modelling, assemblage and construction) architecture, printmaking, electronic media such as computer and digital graphics, ceramics, Visual Design, Graphic Design, collage, photography and Post Modern appropriation and recontextualisation. There is a LANGUAGE which is used to describe the Arts. This language is explained by using examples of student work and brief summaries. Extra information is available in the many texts and reference books available. This in not comprehensive but a student research tool for beginners in Art. VISUAL ARTS is where an artist uses MEDIA (materials, images, signs and symbols) and the available TECHNOLOGY to communicate about the self as expression, or the world as narrative or propaganda, promotion, illusion, imagination, teaching or prediction. The Visual Arts are about art for society, art for the self, art for religion, art for profit and art for art’s sake. Types of art are as varied as media, subject matter and technology allow. Art can be painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, computer and digital graphics, architecture, ceramics and Visual Design which covers the more functional works of art. Subject Matter  What the art work is about. The title usually gives a clue.  Subject Matter is divided into ....   OBJECTS – Functional or useful objects, Still life, found objects and objects used as symbols of ownership, culture or value. Objects venerated (sacred) as religious symbols or used to represent strong feelings or fantasy. REPRESENTATIONAL – looks like something, represents something even if it is not realistic. Still Life  PEOPLE – Portraits of specific people or the Human Figure used in stories of heroes or gods, or used for religion or self-discovery or personality. The Human Figure has been used in art as expression of feelings, as objects of reverence, as symbols of fertility or death, strength or weakness, humorous or didactic (teaching).        OTHER LIVING THINGS – Plants and animals from land, air and sea, used to decorate, as part of story or as a study in themselves. Many animals and plants have been use as symbols or motifs for design or expression of feelings, humour or themes and issues.PLACES and SPACES – Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes, Interiors, maps or keys to location. Places in fantasy or personal experiences. EVENTS –Important Events in Life

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The Most Beutiful Women in the World

Beauty (also called prettiness, loveliness or comeliness) is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction.[1] Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, sociology, social psychology, and culture. An "ideal beauty" is an entity which is admired, or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture, for perfection. All Kinds of Beauty:1. cute                                                            2.classic           3.sexy                                                                                   

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Keeping Fit

What is Fitness? What Does Being Physically Fit Mean? What is fitness and what does it mean to be physically "fit?" Physical fitness is defined as "a set of attributes that people have or achieve that relates to the ability to perform physical activity" (USDHHS, 1996). In other words, it is more than being able to run a long distance or lift a lot of weight at the gym. Being fit is not defined only by what kind of activity you do, how long you do it, or at what level of intensity. While these are important measures of fitness, they only address single areas. Overall fitness is made up of five main components:   Cardiorespiratory endurance Muscular strength Muscular endurance Body composition Flexibility What is "cardiorespiratory endurance (cardiorespiratory fitness)?" Cardiorespiratory endurance is the ability of the body's circulatory and respiratory systems to supply fuel during sustained physical activity (USDHHS, 1996 as adapted from Corbin & Lindsey, 1994). To improve your cardiorespiratory endurance, try activities that keep your heart rate elevated at a safe level for a sustained length of time such as walking, swimming, or bicycling. The activity you choose does not have to be strenuous to improve your cardiorespiratory endurance. Start slowly with an activity you enjoy, and gradually work up to a more intense pace. What is "muscular strength?" Muscular strength is the ability of the muscle to exert force during an activity (USDHHS, 1996 as adapted from Wilmore & Costill,

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The Sunflowers

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant native to the Americas. It possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head). The sunflower is named after its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape and image are often used to depict the sun. It has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of many individual flowers which mature into seeds, often in the hundreds, on a receptacle base. From the Americas, sunflower seeds were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where, along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient. Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed, while the stems contain a fibre which may be used in paper production.       Sunflower Oil Benefits: The benefits of sunflower oil has been known to man since ages. Also, given its heart healthy properties it has an edge over other commonly used cooking oils. Know what this healthy oil has in store for you from the following piece.  If you are using sunflower oil in your household, you may not be aware, but, you are already reaping its health benefits. If it is so, then you have a reason to rejoice. This oil is well appreciated for its uses and health-enhancing nutrient contents. Why Is Sunflower Oil Good for You? Phytonutrients The presence of the phytochemicals, such as choline, phenolic acid makes sunflower oil, the favored oil for cooking. These chemicals are known to prevent heart diseases. The presence of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, along with vitamins in high quantity makes it a healthy oil. Skin Care It is found that in preterm infants, having low birth weight, sunflower oil is useful in reducing the risk of infections. In these babies, there is always a risk of infection because of their underdeveloped immune system and organs such as skin. Sunflower oil works as a protective barrier, when applied to the skin. Fights Free Radicals One of the benefits

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A Rose A Day Keeps The Blues Away

The beautiful rose has always been attributed deeper meanings and used to deliver messages between lovers and friends. This habit literary bloomed during the strict Victorian era when passionate messages could be exchanged between lovers in the form of innocent looking bouquets.Roses can sometimes say more than thousand words; they can apologise after a fight when we feel miserable and tongue tied and they can offer consolation at a funeral when words are not enough. The true meaning of rose colors is still not forgotten, even though many of us speak only a fraction of that rich language developed long ago.Yellow roses send a message of friendship, gladness and delight. Perfect for the new mother, graduate or newly engaged the yellow rose sends a message of joy and new beginnings.There are many variations of pink roses and all uses of pink communicate sweetness and elegance. Light pink roses show happiness, joy and admiration. If you want to send an expression of gratitude deep pink roses are perfect because they symbolize appreciation and thankfulness.Red roses are classic and a popular choice since their message is an unmistakable expression of love. The color red symbolizes enduring romantic love and passion. In addition to their message of love, red roses can be given in recognition of courage and to show respect or to say "Well done!" and "Congratulations".Single any color meaning  i love you simplicity and gratitude.

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Crazy Shoes Collections

fashion is an expression... meaning there are really no such thing as "out of fashion" because fashion is only a means of ones expression... in every humans' unique expression of their style their personality is being reflected... fashion will always be unique to everyone... fashion is an expression, a means to communicate...A shoe is a piece of footwear for humans, less than a boot and more than a slipper. This footwear is shaped to fit the foot (or the area below the ankle) with a flexible upper part of lLeather (or plastic) usually and a sole and heel of heavier material. Shoes differ from boots by not extending past the ankle.   10 Craziest Shoes Of All Time!   I came across some hilarious pictures of some crazy shoes, and wanted to share them with you guys! hahaha, which pair of crazy shoes is your favorite?

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Truffles The Most Expensive Food

A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean mushroom; spore dispersal is accomplished through fungivores, animals that eat fungi. Almost all truffles are ectomycorrhizal and are therefore usually found in close association with trees. There are hundreds of species of truffles. The fruiting body of some (mostly in the genus Tuber) are highly prized as a food: Brillat-Savarin called them "the diamond of the kitchen". Edible truffles are held in high esteem in Middle Eastern, French, Spanish, northern Italian and Greek cooking, as well as in international haute cuisine. White Truffle Oil vs. Black Truffle Oil: Truffle oil is top-quality olive oil that has been infused with either white or black truffles. Both types of truffles have an earthy, mushroom like flavor. Truffle oil was originally created when truffles are soaked in olive oil. Before commercial truffle oil was introduced in the 1980s, chefs in Italy and France traditionally made their own by steeping tiny bits of fresh truffles in high-quality olive oil.   Cooking with Truffle Oil: Truffle oil is a finishing oil not a cooking oil (Truffle oil is created when truffles are soaked in olive oil). Used to enhance foods by adding to them after preparation. Truffle oils are generally not used in cooking, as the heat adulterates their flavors. Either white or black truffle oil may be used in any dish, but the only difference is how you use the truffle oil. Truffle oil is more of a flavoring or seasoning (that gives a burst of flavor) and should only be used lightly on your foods or dishes. The best use for truffle oil is summed up in one word, drizzle over foods. Experiment by adding a little truffle oil to some of your favorite dishes.  Baked Truffled Brie enCroute Recipe Recipe Type: Appetizer, Truffle Oil, Truffles, Puff Pastry, Brie Cheese Yields: serves many Prep time: 30 min  Cook time: 20 min Ingredients: 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon truffle oil 1 teaspoon fresh shaved truffles or truffle paste (optional)* 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 small (8-ounce) round (wheel) brie cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten Baguette, crostini, or crackers

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HUMANITIES 101

HUMANITIES 101 Introduction to Humanities I: The Arts This course introduces the progression of artistic developments and ideas that gave rise to Western civilization. In this course, you will explore: Stages in western civilization beginning with the paleolithic The rich heritage of the ancient Mediterranean and its complex cultures The rise of Christianity and the world of the Middle Ages The rebirth of humanism and the age of the Renaissance and Discovery The power of the monarchs and the exuberance of the Baroque The rise of the industrial age and the social struggles of the 19th century The tumultuous 20th century and it’s search for expression  The Paleolithic (also spelled Palaeolithic or Palæolithic) Age, Era or Period, is a prehistoric period of human history distinguished by the development of the most primitive stone tools discovered (Modes I and II), and covers roughly 99% of human technological prehistory. It extends from the earliest known use of stone tools, probably by Hominins such as Australopithecines, 2.6 million years ago, to the end of the Pleistocene around 10,000 BP.[1] The Paleolithic era is followed by the Mesolithic. The date of the Paleolithic—Mesolithic boundary may vary by locality as much as several thousand years. Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean In the 1st century B.C., Rome's matchless armies consolidated control over the entire Mediterranean world, and Greece lay vanquished along with scores of other formerly independent lands—yet the Roman poet Horace saw something special in Greece when he wrote "Greece, the captive, made her savage victor captive." What did Horace mean by this paradoxical quote? What did Greek culture symbolize to the militarily successful Romans? How did the Greeks, in turn, view their Latin-speaking rulers? How did these two independent branches of ancient civilization develop and then become inextricably entwined, with implications for all of subsequent Western culture? The answers to these and other intriguing questions require an understanding not just of Rome but of Greece as well. Integrated approaches to teaching Greek and Roman history, however, are a rarity in academia. Most scholars are historians of either Greek or Roman history and perform research solely in that specific field, an approach that author and award-winning Professor Robert Garland considers questionable.   Brothers Cyril and Methodius bring Christianity to the Slavic peoples. Main article: History of Christianity See also: History of late ancient Christianity and History of Christianity of the Late Modern era The history of medieval Christianity traces Christianity during the Middle Ages - the period after the Fall of Rome (c.476) until the Protestant Reformation (c.1517), considered the start of the modern era of Christianity. Among the dioceses, five held special eminence: Rome, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria, generally referred to as the Pentarchy. The prestige of most of these sees depended in part on their apostolic founders, or in the case of Byzantium/Constantinople, that it was the new seat (New Rome) of the continuing Roman or Byzantine Empire. These bishops considered themselves the spiritual successors of those apostles.[

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Cheese-Business To Start

Start an Artisan Cheese Business Getting Started in the Artisan Cheese Business Are you one of those lucky people that either has a cow or goat dairy farm?  Have you ever considered of making artisan cheeses full time instead of selling your milk to a local cooperative?  Maybe you want to make cheese, but don't have the milk-producing animals.  In that case, a local dairy may consider selling their whole milk to you.  While this may seem like a pie-in-the-sky idea, more and more farmers (and a few cheese lovers) are discovering artisan cheeses.  This type of business is being spurred on by a market for these products from boutique restaurants in wine regions and other vacation areas. Business Basics It should go without saying that anyone who wants to start a business, any business, should have a business plan. When it comes to artisan cheeses, knowing how to make them is a pre-requisite. If you haven't the foggiest idea on where to start when it comes to starting a business, check out the Small Business Administration website. They have tons of information, forms and more to help you get started, and they also will meet you in person to help formulate your ideas too! Artisan Cheese Cave If you're already running a dairy business or have been toying with the idea of turning some of that excess milk into something that can be sold, you're in the expanding-a-business stage. My advice to anyone who wants to go down the artisan cheese business road is to start making road trips to visit creameries that make the artisan cheeses. Cultivate a few friends who are cheese makers and start collecting every book on the subject that you can.    Small Business Resources Home Based Cheese Business: How To Start A Home Based Cheese BusinessSince this is a food that people consume the concentration on the government rules and regulations on food making processes would be very important. You will have to comply with those rules and failure to comply with them can even cause you to pay penalties. Therefore the ingredients that you use in making the cheese should be of very high quality. This will require you to identify the best quality material suppliers in the market. Further the equipment that you use for to make cheese should also be of very high quality. Lower quality equipment would significantly reduce the quality of the final product and this will make the customers to reject your products from the market. Finally the packaging and storage of cheese that you make should also be done in a way to preserve the quality. Even though this would need some investment, the additional demand that you gain due to the high quality factor would significantly out weight the additional investment cost in quality assurance. The skills and the experience that you need can be explained in the following section of this article. Home Based Cheese Business: Bizymoms provides tips to start a home based cheese business and make higher profit. Allison Hooper | Starting a Business and Growing your Company, Ladies Who Launch Allison Hooper Co-founder, Vermont Butter & Cheese Company www.butterandcheese.netLaunched by Allison Hooper and Bob Reese, the Vermont Butter & Cheese Company makes European-style products like chevre, creamy goat cheese, fromage blanc, mascarpone

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Macadamia Natural Oil Treatment

Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment. Many people steer away from macadamia nuts, assuming they are laden with fat and cholesterol. However, the fat contained in macadamia nuts is monounsaturated fat and one of the healthier and more beneficial forms of fat. When added to the diet daily in moderation, macadamia nuts can actually promote weight loss. Additionally, macadamia nuts are cholesterol free and may work to reduce bad cholesterol while improving good cholesterol levels. Read more: What Are the Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_4970270_what-health-benefits-macadamia-nuts.html#ixzz2DHzU1iGA With the cold, harsh weather descending on us, our skin, hair and nails will all bear the brunt of the harsh elements, which will dry out skin and hair leaving them looking dull, lack lustre and lifeless.   Macadamia Macadamia is a genus of nine species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, with a disjunct distribution native to eastern Australia, New Caledonia and Sulawesi in Indonesia. They are small to large evergreen trees growing to 2–12 m tall   You need a deep penetrating, healing treatment to help replenish, revitalise and rejuvenate your most exposed areas and we have the perfect hair care treat in mind! Chemist Direct are pleased to offer you the new Macadamia hair care range, which conditions and nourishes your hair leaving your locks feeling ultra soft and glistening with radiant health.   Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment has two fantastic uses, and can be used as a serum and shine enhancer, or as a conditioning treatment. With built in SPF, this heavenly hair treat helps to shield your hair from the damaging and drying effects of UVA and UVB rays, while penetrating deeply into each individual hair shaft to replenish dry, damaged hair.   Hair is transformed instantly into shiny, glossy and healthy looking hair full of life! Simply smooth a small amount from root to tip for a serum style finish, for beautifully smooth and sleek locks with a grease-free finish. Alternatively, you can use Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment as a conditioning treatment. For best results, we recommend using a large amount of healing oil and smoothing through the hair from root to tip, wrapping in a hot towel and leaving for maximum time. Aim for twenty minutes before rinsing thoroughly and viola! Sleek, soft and frizz-free hair is yours in an instant! For even better results, finish with a cold rinse to really enhance shine and vitality.   Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment boasts a nourishing combination of the world’s most rare, valuable and lightweight natural oils, macadamia oil and argan oil, which means it is instantly absorbed to miraculously rejuvenate your hair.   Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is a great pick-me-up treat for all hair types, but is particularly beneficial for dry, damaged or colour treated hair as it helps to preserve colour and prevent fading to guarantee colour radiance every day!  The Macadamia Natural Oil collection consists of 4 effective products along with a Healing Oil Infused Comb that’s sure to turn your hair into terrific red-carpet tresses: Healing Oil Treatment- A therapeutic oil perfect for all hair types that intensely nourishes, detangles and fights off frizz — giving you smooth, manageable and lustrous hair. What’s more, it contains a natural UV protector that helps keep your color fresh and longer-lasting.

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The Food Label And You

How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label On this page: The Nutrition Facts Panel - An Overview The Serving Size Calories (and Calories from Fat) The Nutrients: How Much? Understanding the Footnote How the Daily Values (DV) Relate to the %DVs The Percent Daily Value (%DV) Quick Guide to %DV Nutrients With a %DV but No Weight Listed - Spotlight on Calcium Nutrients Without a %DV: Trans Fats, Protein, and Sugars People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. The following label-building skills are intended to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.   The Nutrition Facts Label - An Overview: The information in the main or top section (see #1-4 and #6 on the sample nutrition label below), can vary with each food product; it contains product-specific information (serving size, calories, and nutrient information). The bottom part (see #5 on the sample label below) contains a footnote with Daily Values (DVs) for 2,000 and 2,500 calorie diets. This footnote provides recommended dietary information for important nutrients, including fats, sodium and fiber. The footnote is found only on larger packages and does not change from product to product. In the following Nutrition Facts label we have colored certain sections to help you focus on those areas that will be explained in detail. You will not see these colors on the food labels on products you purchase.  The Serving Size (#1 on sample label): The first place to start when you look at the Nutrition Facts label is the serving size and the number of servings in the package. Serving sizes are standardized to make it easier to compare similar foods; they are provided in familiar units, such as cups or pieces, followed by the metric amount, e.g., the number of grams. The size of the serving on the food package influences the number of calories and all the nutrient amounts listed on the top part of the label. Pay attention to the serving size, especially how many servings there are in the food package. Then ask yourself, "How many servings am I consuming"? (e.g., 1/2 serving, 1 serving, or more) In the sample label, one serving of macaroni and cheese equals one cup. If you ate the whole package, you would eat two cups. That doubles the calories and other nutrient numbers, including the %Daily Values as shown in the sample label.   Example   Single Serving%DV       Double Serving%DV Serving Size 1 cup (228g)   2 cups (456g)   Calories 250   500   Calories from Fat 110   220   Total Fat 12g 18% 24g 36% Trans Fat 1.5g   3g   Saturated Fat 3g 15% 6g 30% Cholesterol 30mg 10% 60mg 20% Sodium 470mg 20% 940mg 40% Total Carbohydrate 31g 10% 62g 20% Dietary Fiber 0g 0% 0g 0% Sugars 5g   10g   Protein 5g   10g   Vitamin A   4%   8% Vitamin C   2%   4% Calcium   20%   40% Iron   4%   8%     Calories (and Calories from Fat) Calories provide a measure of how much energy you get from a serving of this food. Many Americans consume more calories than they need without meeting recommended intakes for a number of nutrients. The calorie section of the label can help you manage your weight (i.e., gain, lose, or maintain.) Remember: the number of servings you consume determines the number of calories you actually eat (your portion amount).  (#2 on sample label): In the example, there are 250 calories in one serving of this macaroni and cheese. How many calories from fat are there in ONE serving? Answer: 110 calories, which means almost half the calories in a single serving come from fat. What if you ate the whole package content? Then, you would consume two servings, or 500 calories, and 220 would come from fat.   General Guide to Calories 40 Calories is low 100 Calories is moderate 400 Calories or more is high The General Guide to Calories provides a general reference for calories when you look at a Nutrition Facts label. This guide is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Eating too many calories per day is linked to overweight and obesity.

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Close Your Little Sleepy Eyes

Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep You're not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider simple tips for better sleep, from setting a sleep schedule to including physical activity in your daily routine. Feeling crabby lately? Or simply worn out? Perhaps the solution is better sleep. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night's sleep — from pressure at work and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as layoffs, relationship issues or illnesses. It's no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive. Although you might not be able to control all of the factors that interfere with your sleep, you can adopt habits that encourage better sleep. Start with these simple sleep tips. No. 1: Stick to a sleep schedule Go to bed and get up at the same time every day, even on weekends, holidays and days off. Being consistent reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle and helps promote better sleep at night. There's a caveat, though. If you don't fall asleep within about 15 minutes, get up and do something relaxing. Go back to bed when you're tired. If you agonize over falling asleep, you might find it even tougher to nod off. No. 2: Pay attention to what you eat and drink Don't go to bed either hungry or stuffed. Your discomfort might keep you up. Also limit how much you drink before bed, to prevent disruptive middle-of-the-night trips to the toilet. Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol deserve caution, too. The stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine —

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Perfect Glowing Skin

Eleven Foods Can Make Your skin Glow To get that flawless and radiant skin, pay attention to what you eat, rather than what you put on it.   Green tea for acne-free skin : This wonder drink is full of anti-oxidants, which allows soreness and protect cell membranes. Green tea, considerably decreases harm caused by too much exposure to sun light and sun burns. Having on green tea can also help in fighting pimples as it decreases production of an pimples producing hormone called DI-hydrotestosterone (DHT).   Eggs to help fix skin cells: Break open some eggs. Protein allows fix cells that have experienced free radical damage. Eggs, also contain biotin, an important vitamin that helps to protect against dry skins. Protein in egg allows fix cells that have experienced free radical damage. Egg-white protein provides all of the twenty-two meats in balanced proportion

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Beautiful Skin In Autumn

Five simple tips to a beautiful autumn   Hot summer days were over. It’s time to have a particular skincare regime in autumn. Otherwise, you complexion will become dull and rough because of the drier air. Although the sun is not as harsh as in summer, you had better use moisturizer and sunscreen. Thanks to correct treatment products, we can avoid dryness, age spots, dermatitis, sallow skin tone and other unexpected symptoms. However, you don’t have to spend too much on cosmetics in order to own a beautiful skin. Below are five simple and effective ways to a fabulous skin on autumn days which cost you nothing.Drink enough waterWater plays a vital role in removal of harmful toxins from our body. It not only improves overall health but also helps to clear up your skin. Drinking enough water can have good effects on your skin. It is best to consume at least 8 glasses of water every day.

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Healthy Relationship

How to Have a Healthy Relationship  A thriving, healthy relationship is absolutely within your reach if you and your partner are willing to do a bit of work. Here's how to start nurturing your bond. Take responsibility for your own happiness. Save yourself several hours of arguing by remembering this one rule: it's not up to anyone else to make you happy. Sure, you can choose to be in a relationship with this person and derive joy and happiness from it, but it's not your partner's responsibility to dig you out of a pit every day. That's a tall order for anyone. Change your mindset. Don't expect that being in a relationship will solve all your problems — it won't. Instead of expecting it to make you totally happy, choose it as something that contributes to your happiness in addition to other choices, such as hobbies, friends, family members, your job, and so on. Recognize depression. If you find that you're consistently unhappy with almost everything in your life and you don't feel like it's something you can change yourself, seek professional help. Depression can severely strain a relationship, and unless your partner's a trained psychiatrist, you can't expect him or her to fix it.Devote time to each other. Make spending time with your partner a priority, even if it's a little inconvenient at first. Relationships need shared experiences to grow, and you're demonstrating that nurturing yours is important to you. Take up a hobby. Learning something new together can help you grow closer, as well as discovering a leisure activity you both enjoy. Try sports like tennis or basketball, learning a new language, cooking, crafting, or whatever else you've been wanting to try. Find small ways to serve each other. Doing small acts of service for your partner shows that you're aware of what he or she needs, and you're willing to help out. It doesn't have to be an extravagant gesture: make dinner, take care of a small errand, or offer a foot rub at the end of the day. Don't make it a big deal, and don't automatically expect payback.      Develop better communication. Most people aren't born great communicators — it's something nearly everyone has to work at. The way you talk to your partner might seem small, but

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God's Love Scriptures

22 Scriptures About Love The joy of God's love! 1 of 22 The Bible is filled with promises about love. Here are 21 of the best. Patient and kind 2 of 22   1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast. Selfless 3 of 22   1 Corinthians 13:5 Love it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way. Right and true 4 of 24   1 Corinthians 13:6 Love does not rejoice at injustice or unrighteousness, but celebrates when right and truth prevail. Love endures 5 of 22   1 Corinthians 13:7   Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Forever! 6 of 22   1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails. Patience! 7 of 22   Ephesians 4:2-3 With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bear one another in love

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Coolest Upcoming Gadgets of 2012

17 Coolest Upcoming Gadgets of 2012....                                              In year 2011 we saw the launch of many amazing new gadgets that technology geeks, and people in general loved, like Chromebook, Google Plus, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 etc. Now as this year is coming to an end, everyone is looking. forward to what gadgets and products the year 2012 will have in store for us! Well, the good news is many awesome products are set to be launched in 2012.It is quite obvious that Apple iPhone 5 is one of the most anticipated 2012 gadgets. In 2011 we saw the release of iPhone 4S, which was sort of disappointing, as it had no extraordinary change except for Siri, an excellent 8-megapixel camera and a faster processor etc. So now everyone is waiting for iPhone 5, which is expected to boast the Apple’s latest A5 processor chip, iCloud service, higher-resolution camera, and a 4-inch screen size. Hope it would not disappoint us! Just like iPhone 5, iPad 3 is also one of the most anticipated products for year 2012. According to reports it would be released in February 2012. iPad 3 is expected to feature a new, thinner and sleeker design, down nearly 20 % in size in comparison to the iPad 2. It will also support full touchscreen HD display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536. Lighter battery life is also expected, but that battery is reported to cost 20 – 30 % more than the current iPad’s battery. It will also have a longer battery life. It is expected to have a wireless charging and data transfering technology. Quad-core is the new Dual-core! 2012 will see the launch of Quad-core smartphones with high resolution screens and graphics. nVidia Tegra 3 and Qualcomm Snapdragon are fighting for the fastest quad processor. According to Nvidia smartphones boasting its quad-core Tegra 3 processors might be launched in the first half of 2012. While, Qualcomm says that its quad-core Snapdragon will be launched in Windows 8 tablets in the second half of 2012. It will offer some amazing features like advanced video and photo edition, multi-tab web browsing, high-end graphics games, improved voice control and “air” gestures and better multitasking etc. You would also see the next generation of the Xbox be launched in 2012. It would be a rival of Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii U. It will have some great features like new personal and social features including Cloud storage for game saves and Live profile; beacons and Facebook sharing, enhanced family settings, integrated voice and gesture controls across the dashboard and in apps, Bing voice search (available in the US, UK and CA). The new Xbox 360 Dashboard update was just unveiled and its look is quite noticeable difference, as it sports a Windows 8, Metro-style interface. Facebook laucnhed its new profile, the Timeline in September 2011. It is developed to “tell your life story” in an ameliorated way. It was set to be released to all users on Facebook in November. But Timelines.com, which is a small Chicago based company has sued Facebook over trademark issues and saying that Facebook’s new Timeline feature might “eliminate” the company from the site. Timelines.com has a trademark for the “timeline” name, filed in May 2008 and granted in January 2009. Facebook is expected to roll out this feature to its users starting January, 2012.The next version of the PSP called the PlayStation Vita is set to be launched in 2012. The gaming console would have a quad-core graphics processor, and would be mroe impressively and elegantly designed. It would boast a 5-inch OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, 24-bit color with a resolution of 960 × 540 qHD and has pixel density of 220 ppi, both front and rear cameras and other awesome features like face detection, head detection and head tracking that can be used for personalization and customization. Nintendo is also going to launch the next version of its gaming console called Wii U. It was unveiled by unveiled at its press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 on June 7, 2011. It would have 1080p high-definition graphics, and a new controller with an embedded touchscreen. It also has a touch screen 6 inches wide and has a built-in microphone, speakers, gyroscope, accelerometer, rumble and camera. It would also boast an internal flash based memory for media storage and game save data, and an external SD card and USB HDD is also supported. It is expected to be launched after March 2012.

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A Holly Jolly Christmas

Cristmas  The word for Chri stmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131. In Dutch it is Kerstmis, in Latin Dies Natalis, whence comes the French Noël, and Italian Il natale; in German Weihnachtsfest, from the preceeding sacred vigil. The term Yule is of disputed origin. It is unconnected with any word meaning "wheel". The name in Anglo-Saxon was geol, feast: geola, the name of a month (cf. Icelandic iol a feast in December). Christmas Symbols and Their Meanings HOLLY: Holly is an extremely hardy shrub that can be grown in all fifty states of the United States, making it one of the few plants that can withstand temperatures from 110 degrees F to - 40 degrees F. The four hundred species of holly, ranging from dwarf holly plants six inches high to huge holly trees seventy feet tall, are native to all the continents except Antarctica and Australia. Holly plants are noted for their attractive red berries and glossy, sharp-toothed green leaves which remain on the plant year round. The holly bush represents immorality, a trait that God has given to each human being. We are all destined to live forever, either with the Lord or separated from Him. The sharp-toothed edge of the holly leaf reminds Christians of the crown of thorns with which the soldiers mocked Our Lord during His Passion.                   GIFTS: For many people, gifts define Christmas. They focus on the giving and receiving of gifts instead of on our greatest Gift Jesus Who gave Himself to us at Christmas. The wise men who brought their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to honor the infant King in Bethlehem's manger have inspired the concept of gift giving at Christmas.   FRUIT: People give fruit baskets as gifts. Cranberry sauce is part of many Christmas meals. At the turn of the last century, good children would receive their only orange of the year as a Christmas gift. As a Christmas symbol, fruit recalls the twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit. These Fruits result from the activity of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit are:  Charity (Love), Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity (Kindness), Goodness, Long-Suffering (Patiently Bearing Suffering over a Long Period of Time), Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Continency (Purity), Chastity. L ord, grow in me the Fruits of the Holy Spirit so that I may attain to the holiness to which You have called me. Amen.

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Erin Brockovich Life Story

Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an American legal clerk and environmental activist who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, or any legal education, was instrumental in constructing a case against ... Born: June 22, 1960 (age 52), Lawrence

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Extraordinary World Phenomena

  Extraordinary World Phenomena                 From the  vivid colors of a beautiful hot spring to a random rock formation that looks just like an elephant - these are the extraordinary phenomenons of the natural world. The outlandish landscapes might look like something from another planet but they are in fact completely natural eccentricities. And while these mind-blowing quirks of Mother Nature might continue to puzzle scientists, they also continue to draw in tourists fascinated by the surreal spectacles. The Wave in Utah - Carved rock eroded into a wave-like formation made of jurrasic-age Navajo sandstone that is approximately 190 million years old. (Steffen and Alexandra Sailer/Ardea/Caters News) The Great Blue Hole in Belize - A large submarine sinkhole which is over 984 feet across and

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How Hot Is Hot?

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How Hot Is Hot? by Maria Dolores R

How Hot Is Hot? Do you want to add a little kick to your meal? Hot peppers are terrific way to spice up any dish. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors but many people don't know how hot each type of pepper is. You don't want to add peppers when cooking unless you know their hotness level or you could end up with an inedible meal. Here's a guide to the different types of popular peppers. Types of peppers Invented by Wilbur Scoville, the Scoville Heat Index ranks peppers in order from mildest to hottest. It starts with zero being the mildest and goes over 1,000,000 to indicate the hottest peppers. Though there are dozens of different kinds of peppers, here's information on some of the more widely used types. Bell pepper Bell Peppers, which can be red, yellow, green or orange, aren't hot peppers. They are very common sweet peppers. Since this type of pepper has no heat, its Scoville Heat Index is zero. You can cook bell peppers in a variety of different ways, however don't expect this type of pepper to add spice to your food. Cherry pepper Anaheim pepper Another mild type of pepper is the Anaheim pepper. This pepper is usually maroon in color and has a long, skinny body. While the Anaheim pepper usually has a Scoville Heat Index around 1,000, some varieties can have a rating as high as 5,000. Relative to the rest of this list, this pepper is not very hot.

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The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles: farewell to the American dream The recession turned The Queen of Versailles, a documentary attempting to chronicle the excesses of America’s super-rich, into something much more affecting, finds David Gritten. It has been said that we live in a new gilded age, in which the rich take it as their sovereign right and civic duty to get richer, while the rest of us look on in envy, simmer with resentment or dream of rebellion. “The Queen of Versailles,” a new documentary by Lauren Greenfield about life on the thin, fragile, sugarcoated top layer of the upper crust, captures the tone of the times with a clear, surprisingly compassionate eye.   A gaudy guilty pleasure that is also a piece of trenchant social criticism, the movie starts out in the mode of reality television, resembling the pilot for a new “Real Housewives” franchise or a reboot of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Before long, though, it takes on the coloration of a Theodore Dreiser novel — not quite an American tragedy but a sprawling, richly detailed study of ambition, desire and the wild swings of fortune that are included in the price of the capitalist ticket. When they first sit for Ms. Greenfield’s cameras, in 2007, David and Jackie Siegel are living an outsized, unlimited version of the American dream. His time-share business, Westgate Resorts, is booming. Families seduced by easy credit, aggressive sales tactics and the chance for a taste of luxury are eager to sign on the dotted line, and a sleek new Westgate dream palace has just gone up in Las Vegas.

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Beauty And Makeup

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Seven Different Types of Guitars- part 1 and 2

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It's Time To Play The Guitar

Seven Different Types of Guitars- part 1 and 2 So you think you know what a guitar sounds like, huh? Did you know there are numerous different kinds of guitar, each with their own unique sound. Electric, acoustic, classical, 12-string, high-strung, dobro, and 7-string are some of the common ones, but there many more. In this article we'll take a look at the most common three types, and in part two we'll take a look at some of the others. So, let's find how these different guitars sound and what makes each guitar sound the way it does. First, let's look at the campfire classic, the acoustic guitar. The acoustic guitar is instantly recognizable. Traditional acoustics (also called steel-string guitars because of the kind of strings they use) have a body made out of wood. The sound is produced from the vibration of the strings and the body acts like an echo chamber. The strings are held in place by pins in the bridge. You don't need an amplifier to be able to hear it, though some acoustics have electronics so that it can be amplified to be heard in large arenas (these are often called acoustic-electrics). The strings are made from steel, as well as bronze tightly wrapped around a steel core. Acoustics can be played either with your fingers or with a pick. Acoustics usually come with a pick guard in a tear drop shape to help protect the wood from wear and tear from the pick. Here's a couple examples of acoustics in action. First example is played fingerstyle and the second is strummed using a pick. Now let's look at the classical guitar. It looks very similar to an acoustic, so some people don't even realize it's actually a different kind of guitar. The main difference is the kind of strings the classical uses. Instead of steel strings, the classical guitars use two kinds of strings. The thinnest three are clear nylon stings (a kind of plastic) and the other three are nickel strings wound tightly around a threaded-nylon core. The classical guitar has a more delicate sound. It is a little more mellow due to the strings as well as a little quieter in volume. The strings are usually tied on instead of fastened using a bridge pin. Many people think it has a particularly spanish sound, so these are sometimes called spanish guitars. The head of the classical guitar is also a little different from an acoustic. You definitely would

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The Best Places to Go in the USA

The Best Places to Go in the USA                                                               Many people dream of holidaying in the Caribbean or vacationing in Hawaii, however in the current economic crisis, luxurious holidays abroad are not high on the agenda. With the increased stress levels that the economies precarious level brings, people do need a vacation. As a result, we have searched around and found some pretty good sun spots in the good old USA. Some of the most popular vacation spots in the United States in clued: - Ocracoke island, South Beach, Florida, New York, and also even Hawaii. These are all fantastic locations for a thrilling summer holiday and they are world class in every standard. If you holiday in the USA you really can expect the holiday of a lifetime.   Taking a vacation in the United States is a great idea because you can save a great deal of money which you would otherwise be forced to pay on flights etc. As a result, this gets instantly converted into readily available cash for a more enjoyable vacation.South Beach, Florida is a long and sandy beach which is

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Merry Christmas Philippines

  MANO PO, NINONG...MANO PO, NINANG...SALAMAT PO SA AGINALDONG INYONG IBIBIGAY!   Christmas: A National Fiesta The Philippines is known as the "Land of Fiestas," and at Christmas time,  this is especially true.  Filipinos are proud to proclaim their Christmas celebration to be the longest and merriest in the world.  It begins formally on December 16 with attendance at the first of nine pre-dawn or early morning masses and continues on nonstop until the first Sunday of January, Feast of the Three Kings, the official end of the season. The Philippines is the only Asian country where Christians predominate. Majority of its people are Roman Catholic.  Christmas, therefore, is an extremely important and revered holiday for most Filipinos.  It is a time for family, for sharing, for giving, and a time for food, fun, and friendship. To most Filipinos, Christmas is the most anticipated fiesta of the year and is celebrated accordingly.  The splendid climate of this tropical island nation, the abundance and beauty of its flowers, and lovely landscape, its multitude of culinary delights, and above all its warm-hearted people with their true devotion to family and faith all contribute to a holiday celebrated in the true Philippines fiesta tradition.Filipino Christmas Decors A collection of Filipino parol, or star lanterns,  is an essential Christmas decoration in the Philippines.  These lanterns display dazzling colorful lights especially at night. There is no winter or snow in the Philippines at Christmas time.  There are very few pine trees.  There is no traditional Yule log or fetching of the pine sprigs from the woods.  And Santa Claus, though visible in displays and believed by most Filipino children  to exist, seldom comes bearing gifts.  Even without snow or pine trees, there's no doubt it's Christmasin the Philippines.  Filipino Christmas decorations are abundant and beautiful. The bamboo parol (pah-role), or star lantern, is the symbol of Christmas in the Philippines, representing the guiding light, the star of Bethlehem.   It emits a warmth unparalleled among holiday adornments and is unique to the Philippines.  Filipino Christmas Traditions It is a Filipino tradition for children to visit their godparents and elderly relatives on Christmas day.  The Noche Buena is very much like an open house celebration.   Family, friends, relatives, and neighbors drop by to wish every family member "Maligayang Pasko" (Merry Christmas).  Food is  in abundance, often served in buffet style.   Guests or visitors partake of the food prepared by the host family (even though they are already full or bloated!).   Among the typical foods prepared in the Philippines during Christmas are: lechon (roasted pig), pancit, barbecue, rice, adobo, cakes (Western and native rice cakes), lumpia, etc.  There is also an abundance of San Miguel beer, wine, and liquor, which makes the celebration of Christmas indeed intoxicating!  Holiday Food

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Almonds for Health and Nutrition

Almonds for Health and Nutrition Almonds are a great friend to low-carb eaters. They are packed with a lot of nutrients for a small amount of carbohydrate. Some of those nutrients are similar to the ones in whole grains, but without all the starch. Like grains, almonds can be ground into a meal or flour. Since their mild flavor goes with many foods, baked goods and other foods made with almonds aren't usually overpowered by the almond flavor. An ounce of almonds has about 3 grams of usable carbohydrate, plus 3 grams of fiber.Almonds are not true tree nuts, but are the seeds of a fruit related to peaches, apricots, and plums. Have you ever seen the center of a peach or apricot pit? You may have noticed that the seed looks like a small almond. In the case of almonds, the fruit is not very fleshy and is allowed to dry on the tree.Almonds grow well in areas with a Mediterranean climate, so are commonly eaten in southern European, North African, and some Middle Eastern countries. However, 80% of the world's almonds are grown in California. The Almond is a "Superfood" Almonds are packed with great nutrients. The fats in almonds are mostly monounsaturated (the type associated with olive oil). They are an excellent source of vitamin E and manganese, and a good or very good source of many other vitamins and minerals including magnesium. In addition, almonds contain large amounts of phytonutrients, especially plant sterols and flavanoids, which are heart-healthy as well as conferring antioxidant benefits. To maximize these nutrients, enjoy your almonds with the skins (rather than blanched), as flavanoids are concentrated there. Health Benefits of Almonds Quite a few studies have been done with almonds as a part of the diet. Although most of them did not compare the almonds to other nuts, or to

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Kidnapping of Carlina White

Kidnapping of Carlina White Carlina Renae White(born July 15, 1987), also known as Nejdra "Netty" Nance,[1] is an American woman who solved her own kidnapping case and was reunited with her biological parents 23 years after being abducted as an infant from the Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. The case represents the longest known gap in a non-parental abduction where the victim was reunited with the family in the United States.[2] She is portrayed by actress/singer and dancer Keke Palmer in the Lifetime film, Abducted: The Carlina White Story. Carlina was 19 days old when her parents, Joy White and Carl Tyson, took her to the hospital with a fever of 104 °F (40.0 °C) on August 4, 1987. She swallowed fluid during her delivery, and now had an infection. A woman reportedly dressed as a nurse had comforted the parents at the hospital, but was not a hospital employee. The woman had been seen around the hospital for three weeks prior to the abduction.[3] The baby disappeared during the early morning, around 2 am when the shifts were changing. The hospital had video surveillance, but at the time it was not working. There was no way of knowing

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Top 10 Best Winter Foods

Top 10 Best Winter Foods The nip in the air would tell you that it is time for that extra preparation. Come November and you would take out the woollens, scarves and gloves gearing up for the winter chill. So, as you prepare on the outside, you may also like the body to be prepared from the inside. This would require certain not-to-be-missed foods in your winter diet. Let’s have a look! Apples Apples are great all year round, known for its properties that boost cardiovascular health and prevent dementia. Winter is the season for apples, and eating seasonal fruits is both healthy and affordable. So stock up on juicy apples and enjoy the winter chill.  Oranges You would need these and loads of them. Rich in Vitamin C, oranges consumed whole or in the form of juice help build immunity against common cold and cough. Keeping a good stock of oranges may not require you to depend on antibiotics. Spinach This load of green is possibly the most awaited gift of the season. Spinach adds that dash of taste and health to your diet and is an extremely nutritious green vegetable. You can even get a little creative with the preparation, so as to not let the food get boring.    

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10 Christmas Appetizer Recipes

10 Christmas Appetizer Recipes                                                  Tis the season for Christmas parties. With that in mind, we've gathered recipes to help you plan your holiday menu. Below you'll find elegant appetizer recipes that will delight your tastebuds during Christmas and beyond. Cheese Soufflé This traditional cheese soufflé is light, airy, and savory - everything a cheese soufflé should be! This easy recipe can be whipped up in 15 minutes for flawless results. Gruyere and Comte cheese can be used interchangeably in this bistro classic. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes  Ingredients: 4 tablespoons plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Scant 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg 6 large eggs, separated 8 ounces grated Comte or Gruyere cheese 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400F. Brush the inside of a large soufflé dish with 2 tablespoons of softened butter. Sprinkle the Parmesan onto the buttered surface of the dish and gently shake the dish to spread the cheese evenly up the sides. In a large saucepan set over medium heat, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Whisk the flour into the melted butter, and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Slowly stir the milk into the butter mixture, and cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Remove the milk from the heat and stir in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, egg yolks, and cheese. In a separate clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until the egg white form stiff peaks. Stir a few spoons of the egg whites into the cheese mixture and then gently fold the remaining egg whites into the soufflé batter. Pour the batter into the prepared soufflé dish and bake it for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the soufflé is puffed and deep golden brown. Serve the cheese soufflé immediately. This cheese soufflé recipe makes 6 to 8 servings. Marinated Shrimps With Cauliflower And CampariAn exclusive shrimp recipe shared by Fabio Barbaglini, chef at the Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Del Ponte: marinated shrimps with Campari Ingredients:SHRIMP 20 each, cauliflower 1 head, sevruga caviar 30g, campari 200g, sugar 20g, raspberry vinegar 1tsp., Extra-virgin olive oil, salt to taste, lemon 1, pepper to taste. Preparation Thinly slice to florets of cauliflower and immerse them into ice water. Then blend half of the remaining cauliflower and put the mixture into a pot. Cook for ten minutes and then blend with a drop of olive oil until the mixture becomes even and smooth. Adjust the salt and set aside. In another small pot, pour the Campari with the sugar and reduce almost entirely. To finish, add a drop of the vinegar and bit of oil and stir as you would a vinaigrette. Clean and marinate the shrimp in a bit of lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Place a bit of cauliflower purée and Campari vinaigrette on a dish, and layer the marinated shrimp atop, along with the small florets of the drained and dried cauliflower. Finish with the caviar, which should be placed atop and around the shrimp. Wild Mushroom Terrine Vegan wild mushroom pate recipe by blogger Linda Louis: follow the recipe, spread on bread the results, and amaze your guests Ingredients 1/2 ounce dried black trumpet or tree ear mushrooms 12 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and coarsely chopped 1 pound other assorted mushrooms, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus oil for pan 3 ounces smoked bacon, diced 3/4 cup minced shallots 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and ground 1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley 3/4 cup heavy cream Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 large eggs 1/4 cup brandy Preparation 1.Place dried mushrooms in a bowl to soak with 1 cup hot water. Put half the shiitakes with the pound of assorted mushrooms in a food processor; pulse to chop fine. Oil a terrine that holds 4 to 5 cups. Line with wax paper or parchment with enough overhang to cover top. Oil paper.2.Heat bacon and half the oil in a skillet. When bacon starts to soften, add shallots and garlic. Sauté until soft. Add processed mushrooms, and sauté over medium heat until cooked through. Put contents of skillet in blender with walnuts, 3 tablespoons parsley and cream. Drain the soaked mushrooms well, and add. Purée. Season with salt and generously with pepper.

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True Romance: Love At Long Last

True Romance: Love At Long Last                                                 By Thomas Peter Headen and Jacqueline Marie Headen from Reader's Digest | February 2012... PETER: I was at a skating rink one night when I was 16, in 1958, and I saw this young lady. I waited for you to take a break and get a Coke before I made my move. I grabbed you by the hand and said, “My name’s Thomas Peter Headen.” And you said, “My name’s Jacqueline LeFever.” I looked in those big green eyes, and it was a done deal. So we dated. Then, in 1959, your father got transferred to Japan. I decided, Well, I’ll go get her. I joined the Marine Corps, and I said, “I want to go to Japan.” The Marine Corps said, “You’ll go to Japan when we tell you you can go to Japan.” So I went to a base in California. JACQUE: I dated a Marine while I was in Japan, and I ended up getting married — I guess just because I thought that’s what I was supposed to do. We came back to the States in 1962, but I didn’t know what happened to you. Courtesy Jacqueline HeadenHe carried her picture through three tours in Vietnam, plus Desert Storm and Desert Shield. PETER: Well, I finally got orders to Okinawa. And I said, Oh, boy. I’ll go see Jacque when I get to Japan! I was home on leave — you always get leave before you go overseas — and stopped by to say hi to your mother.

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5 Natural Herbs to Use as Salt Substitutes

5 Natural Herbs to Use as Salt Substitutes 1. Parsley - Many see parsley as a table garnish, but it also makes an excellent addition to your dishes. It gives them a fresher overall taste, and can help heighten the flavor of other spices. 2. Savory (Satureja) - Savory actually comes in two varieties, summer and winter savories, but either can be used in any season. It is from the satureja plant and is a member of the mint family, and has a flavor similar to oregano or marjoram.

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Top 10 Detox Foods by Maria Dolores R

Top 10 detox foods 10 cleansing foods to get your body back on track Fortunately, there are many foods around that can help counteract the effects of a toxic lifestyle. Whether you want to lose weight, feel more energised, improve your complexion or boost your mood, check out these top 10 foods to cleanse your body and boost your health. Lemon: Lemons are a staple of many detox diets, and there is good reason for this. Firstly, lemons are packed with antioxidant vitamin C, which is great for the skin and for fighting disease-forming free-radicals. Furthermore, the citrus fruit has an alkaline effect on the body, meaning that it can help restore the body's pH balance, benefitting the immune system. Try starting your day with hot water and a slice of lemon to help flush out toxins ... Ginger: If too much fatty food or alcohol has caused problems for your digestive system, it may be worthwhile adding some ginger to your diet. Ginger is not only great for reducing feelings of nausea, but it can help improve digestion, beat bloating and reduce gas. In addition to this, ginger is high in antioxidants and is good for boosting the immune system. To give your digestion a helping hand, try sipping on ginger tea or adding some freshly ... Garlic: Garlic has long been known for its heart benefits, however the pungent food is also good at detoxifying the body. Garlic is not only antiviral, antibacterial and antibiotic, but it contains a chemical called allicin which promotes the production of white blood cells and helps fight against toxins. Garlic is best eaten raw, so add some crushed garlic to a salad dressing to boost its flavour and your health at the same time.

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Lazy Ways to Stay Skinny

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Lazy Ways to Stay Skinny by Maria Dolores R

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The Art of Kissing by Maria Dolores R

The Art of Kissing                                                                        Smoooooooch! Yes, this is dedicated entirely to the art of kissing. The photo shows a boy getting ready to kiss his girlfriend. Notice that as he approaches, his nose passes to the side of his girlfriend's nose. According to recent research conducted by a German psychologist, most people (66 percent) turn their head to the right when kissing so that their noses don't bump. Kissability When was the last time you saw someone you'd like to kiss? Chances are it was someone who had a winning smile, a pleasing personality, and nice clothes. You don't need to look like a supermodel to be kissable. Just start by improving your smile. Look in a mirror and practice. Then try smiling at cars and buses. Yes, smiling at inanimate objects will train you to smile better! Then start smiling at people. It's easy! Next time you wish to impress someone, flash that smile! (Photo: Hilary Duff.)  Appearance:It's also easy to improve your appearance. Look at what other people are wearing and copy what you like. For example, girls like guys who wear nice clothes and who have good haircuts. Guys like girls who dress stylishly and who wear perfume. Your hair is important, too. Try out different styles until you find one that works for you. Ponytails, curls, and straight styles all have their fans and can make you look more kissable. Fresh Breath: When you're up close and kissing, you want your breath to be clean and sweet. Try eating an apple to freshen your breath &mdash it really works. The best advice, however, is to brush and floss. But did you know that contrary to popular belief, fluoride in toothpaste is actually harmful to you. Not only can it cause fluorosis, a discoloration of the teeth, but fluoride is a poison. In fact, there's enough fluoride in a tube of toothpaste to kill a two-year-old baby. Tom's of Maine makes some fluoride-free toothpastes, but my favorite brand is Kiss My Face toothpaste. How to Get that First Kiss: The way to accomplish your first few kisses is to wait for a romantic time. Go out together. Make a lot of eye contact. If your partner is holding eye contact and smiling, this is a signal that the time is right. Move close and fix their collar or brush their hair. If they seem to like this contact, give a short lip kiss to test the waters. Another good first kiss is a good-night kiss. If accepted, it can lead to more. The best hints you can

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Trend Alert: Silver Sparkle

Trend alert: silver sparkle Christmas party dress inspiration Still looking for some Christmas party dress inspiration? Then take a look through our gallery of silvery stars and take inspiration from this metallic hue. Once you'€™ve found your dress remember to keep accessories in the same tone to keep your whole look light. Classic black might be a fail-safe option for shoes and bags but we can'€™t help think it looks a little heavy with such a dazzling look. Halle Berry flaunted her enviably toned body in a sexy Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress at the premiere of Cloud Atlas. Helen Hunt proved this dazzling trend is also ageless. The actress sizzled at the Hollywood Film Awards in an embellished beaded frock.

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13 Unusual International Customs

13 Unusual International Customs You Never Knew Existed 1. Avoid giving certain flowers in Russia. Be careful when presenting flowers to a friend or business associate in Russia. Yellow blooms signify deceit or a relationship break-up. Skip red carnations, too. Traditionally, red carnations are placed on the graves of the dead, or are offered to surviving war veterans. 2. Don't expect a "Thank You" card for these gifts in China. Clocks, handkerchiefs, straw sandals and flowers are all associated with death and funerals in China. Deemed inappropriate and morbid, you’ll risk damaging the relationship if you present these gifts—for any occasion—to someone in China. 3. Skip the salt in Egypt. When tucking into a meal in Egypt, by-pass the saltshaker. It’s insulting to your host to sprinkle salt on your food. If you have to season your plate, it means that you find the meal’s taste repulsive. 4. Don't show up on time in Venezuela. Who needs a watch? Here’s one place where being early or on time is viewed as being rude. In Venezuela if you are invited over to someone’s home for a meal, it’s recommended that you arrive 10 to 15 minutes later than the requested time. Early or on time guests are viewed as being too eager, even greedy. 5. Always use a knife and fork in Norway. In Norway, table manners are extremely important. Most meals, including sandwiches, are eaten using utensils.

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Professional Manicure & Pedicure Tips

Professional Manicure & Pedicure Tips   Here are some tips on how to do your manicure and pedicure professionally. It will surely save you time and money.    Hydrate Rough, Cracked Hands Whether you're an avid gardener or just genetically predisposed, chapped hands are nothing to applaud. To keep skin flexible and to prevent painful cracks, avoid washing with alcohol-based cleansers or chemical solvents, which will strip natural oils. Instead, use a product that relies on citrus like Permatex Fast Orange Pumice Lotion Hand Cleaner, $2.50 for 7.5 oz. In the shower, massage palms with a gentle sugar scrub to whisk away dead cells and calluses that'll keep products from penetrating, then apply a reparative cream loaded with glycerin, which helps skin retain moisture. For an even deeper treatment, coat hands in cream before bed then swaddle your paws in breathable cotton gloves. How to Strengthen Brittle Nails While weak, brittle nails can be attributed to heredity and normal aging, there are a few external factors that also play a part. Dietary deficiencies like a lack of iron, wearing polish longer than two weeks, not taking a break between manicures, and routinely swabbing on harsh solvents like acetone can all precipitate not-so-tough nails. To foster strength and flexibility, stay polish-free for at least one week per month and brush on nourishing jojoba oil or a topical retinoid like Tazarotene cream 0.1% to boost bendability. You may also want to talk to your doc about taking a daily 2.5 milligram dose of biotin, which studies have found helps make nails hard. Determine the Best Nail Shape for You While there's no "wrong" nail shape, there are a few rules of thumb, says Shari Gottesman, founder of Perfect Formula in New York City. If you love long nails but hate the upkeep, Gottesman suggests sticking with "oval shapes, because they're less likely to break or snag." They also tend to be universally flattering. On the other hand, square styles, when they're kept short and neat, offer a "great base for dramatic lacquers." So when you're looking to dip a toe -- or finger -- into a bold new nail trend, keep it boxy.

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Most Expensive Ring

Most Expensive Ring If you’re an aging bachelor and billionaire looking to wed someone half your age, you may want to look into expensive engagement rings. One such individual’s proposal to an ex-model involved a $1.5 million engagement ring. That may seem way out there, but it’s not even close to the most expensive ring in the world. The Chopard Blue Diamond Ring is the ring that makes any other diamond ring look bad. Set with an enormous, oval-shaped blue diamond, the expensive ring also has diamond shoulders and an 18k white gold band paved with diamonds. Blue diamond is among the most expensive diamonds in the world. It is found among boron deposits, from whence it derives its shade. This particular gem weighs in at nine carats. The world’s most expensive ring is valued at $16.26 million, enough to put a dent in the wallets of even the wealthiest individuals.

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Most Expensive Things in the World-Part 1

Most Expensive Things in the World-part 1                                         In our 'most expensive' section, we keep telling you about the most expensive items from everyday consumption to collectibles, besides the finest in the most expensive homes around the world, most expensive cars, yachts and other billionaire toys. 01 Most expensive car: Aston Martin One-77 ($2.3 million) Love for luxury is always incomplete without mentioning the world's most expensive cars. These are cars that millionaires drive. They come encumbered with up to date gadgets and accessories; most of these are custom-made to the owners specifications, and are the desire of all. One such car that is delight to own is Aston Martin One-77 which has only 77 cars on sale with the engine which is a 7.0 liter V-12 version, capable of generating 650 HP of power and taking the car from 0-100 km/ph in just 3.5 seconds, and will reach a maximum of 350 km/ph. The car has complete option of custom-made and costs whopping $2.3 million. We have also compiled a list of most expensive cars for the true extravagant auto connoisseurs. 02 Most expensive home: Antilla ($1 billion) Owing world's most expensive home is everybody's dream, but not everyone can afford to own $1 billion house. Yes, Antilla located in Mumbai, India is the world's most expensive home which belongs to head of Mumbai-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani. The 27 floor house has a garage for 150 cars and is made entirely of glass, and is 570 feet tall. Further, for the people who want to to live with luxury, style and extravagant life style, may also check out the list of most expensive properties in France and most expensive house in the US. People who won't mind splurging on lavish homes may also have a look on world's most expensive homes. 03 Most expensive dress: Diamond Dress ($30 million) For the people who take pride in dressing up to the nines, and are glad to spend a fortune on a single dress, a diamond dress designed by Faisol Abdullah, a Malaysian designer is perfect for elite fashionistas as it costs cool $30 million. The silk and taffeta evening gown will be decorated with 751 diamonds with a 70-carat pear-shaped diamond at the center of the bodice and topped off with a train sparkling with diamonds. For the fashion conscious people should also check out The Diamond-Studded and the most expensive wedding dresses. 04 Most expensive flip flops: Chipko ($18,000) Flip-flops sure are all the rage, but for the fashion conscious elite, even flip-flops have another meaning. The ecofriendly flipflops have been specially designed by an eco-conscious footwear company Chipkos in collaboration with L.A. artist David Palmer. But, this frivolous expense is not that frivolous, after all with the charity cause attached to it. As part of the company's stand for Square Feet campaign, you will be preserving 100,000 square feet of endangered Costa Rican rainforest for purchasing a pair along with a meeting with the artist and two nights stay in an LEED-certified Beverly Hills hotel. For other luxury footwear options, you can check-out our picks from the most expensive shoes for men, and also our list on the most expensive shoes for women. 05 Most expensive comic book: Action Comics #1 ($1,390,000) For the uber-rich parents who want to pamper their child with age old and expensive comic books, then Action Comics #1 is a must read. This is the comic that gave birth to fictional characters called 'superheroes' and the first super hero was the well-known Superman, and was released on stands in 1938 in just 10 cents, today the cost of this book is $1,390,000. To know about other expensive comics, check out our list of world's most expensive comic books. 06 Most expensive razor: Zafirro Razor ($100,000) The frivolous luxury items from the everyday use include the most expensive Zafirro razor for the uber-rich gentlemen, and costs a hefty $100k. The Iridium razor has blades of artificial sapphire grown at a former Soviet lab in Ukraine. The thickness of the blade is about 1/10,000th the width of a hair, and is sharper than any of the blades available in the market. The company says, the blade will remain as sharp as at the time of the first shave,during the time period of one year. Also, check-out our coverage on the most expensive accessories for men. 07 Most expensive coffee: Kopi Luwak ($600) If you are amongst those who greet the morning with a whiff of freshly brewing coffee, then world's most expensive coffee Kopi Luwak is for you. Kopi is the Indonesian word for coffee, while Luwak is an animal which eats the raw red coffee beans. The coffee costs around $600 a pound. The reason of its high cost is that it is brewed from coffee beans, which have been eaten and incompletely digested by the Asian Palm Civet, a catlike wild animal. Civet digests the supple surface part of the coffee cherry, but does not digest the inner beans and excretes them. Inner digestion adds an exceptional taste to the beans, eliminating the sour flavor. Beans are then picked up by the locals and sold. The coffee guzzlers may also check out the list of most expensive coffee in with world. 8 Most expensive water bottle: Altamirano glass bottle ($60,000)

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Most Expensive Things in the World- Part 2

Most Expensive Things in the World- Part 2       21 Most Expensive City: Tokyo If you think the most expensive city to dwell in would be London or some city of Europe, then it would be a surprise for you to know that Japanese capital Tokyo tops the position of world's most expensive city in accordance to the cost of living. Also, it is the centre of the world's prime metropolitan area by both population and economy. The economy of Tokyo is driven by some of the world's biggest companies in the city. The city also has the world's largest stock exchange. Tokyo is surrounded by the Bay of Tokyo and a lot of steep hills and mountains. The total population of the city is recorded as 1,389,600 people. The large size of the population leads to massive demand for space which is a challenge in front of the government. For further information on other most expensive cities in the world you may also check out the list of World's most expensive cities. 22 Most Expensive Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana ($386,609) A pair of sunglasses are a must have even for not so rich people. So, for the uber-rich, it has to be many pairs of expensive sunglasses in their wardrobe. The world's most expensive pair of sunglasses is from the opulent fashion house Dolce & Gabbana that costs whopping $386,609. Made in sexy golden rim with elegant brown shades, these pair of sunglasses are unisex. The limited edition D&G DG2027B also has diamonds on both the rims that are studded with the name of the brand on both the sides. 23 Most Expensive Furniture: Badminton Cabinet ($36 million) Home is the mirror of one's personality, hence decorating it with elegant pieces of furniture is the right thing to do. Classy furniture sometimes costs a fortune just like world's most expensive piece of furniture that costs cool $36 million. Yes, it is an antique 18th century Florentine ebony chest that is festooned by precious stones like amethyst quartz, agate, lapis lazuli and other stones and was sold at Christie's auction. It is named as Badminton cabinet because it remained in Badminton, England for about two centuries and broke its own record. Previously, the cabinet was sold in 1990 at the same auction for $16.59 million to a billionaire Barbara Piasecka Johnson. 24 Most Expensive Gun: VO Falcon rifles ($820,000) Gun, probably is the most admired collector's item in the world. People dig deep in their pockets to spend on just one old gun/rifle. The title of most expensive rifle in the world goes to VO Gun & Rifle as their limited edition VO Falcon costs $820,000 each. The VO Falcon Edition is an honor to the deep rooted traditions of falconry in the Arabian world, roofed by stunning engravings of Peregrine and Saker falcons amid other lavish finishes. The VO rifles are all handmade by Mr. Master Gunsmith Viggo Olsson and his son Gunsmith Ulf Olsso using a patented takedown system, which allows the person to use several different calibers to the same rifle. Barrels Made of Damascus steel and the stocks of the gun are made of finest walnut root. This epitome of rarity is limited to only five units with each marked with beautiful embellishments. The company has honor of custom-making guns for celebrities and rich people around the world and the firm has had a royal appointment to H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. 25Most Expensive Lingerie: Heavenly Star Bra ($12.5 million) An expensive outer wear is a waste if you do not wear a perfect innerwear (lingerie). And if you opt to wear the world's most expensive dress, then it is important to compliment it with the world's most expensive lingerie. The world's most expensive bra is manufactured by the famous lingerie making company Victoria's Secret and is known as Heavenly Star Bra. Adorned with 1,200 Sri Lankan pink sapphires, the bra features 90-carat emerald cut diamond at the center. The diamond studded at the center alone is for $10.6 million and the bra costs $12.5 million. For an additional $750,000, one could even purchase a pair of matching briefs. Your beauty depends on the way you see it. Who say you wear diamonds or pearls only around your neck or on your ears or on your hand when we have an option of world's most expensive lingerie. 26 Most Expensive Motorcycle: Porcupine ($750,000) For years, motorcycles have been the first love of any teenager. With growing times, the love of bike has been spread form young to old. Riding the world's most expensive bike is every man's dream as this bike costs whopping $750,000. This ultra rare 1954 AJS E95 "Porcupine" is set to smash records and become the world's most expensive motorcycle at Bonhams‘Automotive Auction at Quail Lodge in Carmel. Porcupine is named so because of the spiked cooling fins on its cylinder that was created by British manufacturer AJS. It is debatably the most gorgeous, elegant and pioneering racing motorcycle ever built. It is the ideal intermingle of technology and art. The rare 1954 AJS E95 Porcupine holds high significance because of its rarity and racing history. 27 Most Expensive Perfume: Clive Christian Perfume ($215,000) Perfume non-verbally convey a lot about a person's personality and make you class apart from others. Given the implication of perfumes in everyday apparel dress-up, the world's most expensive perfumes not only sport attention-grabbing fragrances but are bottled as attractive as jewels. Clive Christian Perfume is the world's most expensive fragrance that has such majestic aroma that it can mesmerize anyone around you. It was introduced 6 years ago but still holds a very strong position and is one of the most liked fragrances around the globe. The perfume costs $215,000, not just because of the fragrance but also because of its stunning bottle which is decked in five-carat white diamond and decorated on an 18 carat-gold collar. True fragrance lover may also check out the list of most expensive perfumes in the world. 28 Most Expensive Coin: Flowing Hair Dollar ($7.85 Million) Coin collecting is a hobby to many people who often begin collecting simply by saving noteworthy coins they have found in circulation. Old empires from around the globe had custom-built unique currency coins to honor special events and signs of their times, and collecting such coins can cost you million dollars, definitely it's a rich man's hobby. Most expensive coin in the world is Flowing Hair Dollar. Minted in 1794 in silver, this coin costs $7.85 million. IRVINE, a Laguna Beach resident, sold this coin from his rare coin collection which he refers to as a "national treasure." Throughout history, this dollar-coin issued in 1794 has always been considered one of the rarest and most valuable of all United States coins. For this rare coin, the deal was sealed between Steven Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers of Irvine, and Sunnyvale-based Cardinal Collection Education Foundation. Rare coin collectors may also check out the list of most expensive coins in the world. 29 Most Expensive Wedding Dress: The Diamond Wedding Gown ($12 Million) Wedding – the most awaited day in a girl's life and on this special occasion, every bride wants to look like a princess, but unfortunately not everybody can afford a million dollar wedding dress. The world's amost expensive wedding gown was disclosed at the premier Luxury Brands Lifestyle Bridal show in February, 2006. Valued at a whopping $12 million, this wedding dress was fashioned by Martin Katz Jewelers and Renee Strauss, a bridal couture designer and owner of a flourishing bridal store in Beverly Hills. The beautiful dress is festooned with 150 carats worth of diamonds laced throughout the dress. The to-be brides may also check out the list of world's most expensive wedding dresses. 30 Most Expensive Champagne: Le Billionaire (2.75 Million) Champagne, a kind of wine which was named after the Champagne region of France is the costliest wine to produce. This drink has been the favorite for all the uber-rich drinkers and hence is expensive. The world's most expensive champagne has been launched by Leon Verres named Le Billionaire and costs 2.75 million dollar. The bottle is dressed in a classy designer dress and is bedecked with quite a lot dazzling diamonds and has a Russian fur cup called Shapka. Only five exclusive bottles of champagne will enter the market and will be entitled 'Piece of history'. Elegant aroma of the 'Le Billionaire Champagne' has full zest of fruity honey. Whitethorn and vanilla refill the flavor with a flowery note. 31 Most Expensive Writing Instrument: Aurora Diamante ($1.3 Million) The art of fine writing demands zealous craftsmanship by world class pen makers since the world's most expensive pens are restricted in number. The luxury writing instruments have become an obsession for the affluent and for the uber-rich class, any costly pen would not do. Pen encrusted with diamonds, rubies

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10 Eating Mistakes That Slow Metabolism

10 Eating Mistakes that Slow Metabolism You probably don't need scientists to tell you that your metabolism slows with age. But they're studying it anyway-and coming up with exciting new research to help rev it up again. The average woman gains 1 1/2 pounds a year during her adult life-enough to pack on 40-plus pounds by her 50s, if she doesn't combat the roller coaster of hormones, muscle loss, and stress that conspires to slow her fat-burning engine. But midlife weight gain isn't inevitable: We've found eating strategies that will tackle these changes.  You Don't Eat Enough You need to cut calories to lose weight, but it's important not to overdo it. Going too low delivers a double whammy to your metabolism. When you eat less than you need for basic biological function (about 1,200 calories for most women), your body throws the brakes on your metabolism. It also begins to break down precious, calorie-burning muscle tissue for energy, says Benardot. "Eat just enough so you're not hungry-a 150-calorie snack midmorning and midafternoon between three meals (about 430 calories each) will keep your metabolism humming." By eating a meal every 3 to 4 hours, you'll stay satisfied and keep from overeating later in the day. You Avoid Caffeine Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, so your daily java jolts can rev your metabolism 5 to 8%-about 98 to 174 calories a day. A cup of brewed tea can raise your metabolism by 12%, according to one Japanese study. Researchers believe the antioxidant catechins in tea provide the boost. Your Carbs are White Boost your fiber intake by switching to whole wheat bread, pasta, and eating more fruits and vegetables. Research shows that some fiber can rev your fat burn by as much as 30%. Studies find that women who eat the most fiber gain the least weight over time. Aim for about 25 g a day-the amount in about three servings each of fruits and vegetables. hoto by: phinizrl Your Water is Room Temperature German researchers found that drinking 6 cups of cold water a day (that's 48 ounces) can raise resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily-enough to shed 5 pounds in a year. The increase may come from the work it takes to heat the water to body temperature. Your Food is Covered with Pesticides

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Means Of Online Dating

Means of dating Dating is complicated by nature, but it becomes especially difficult when the terms of the relationship aren't made clear from the beginning. That’s why it’s so crucial to understand what you're getting yourself into before you begin the dating process. You should ask yourself, "Am I looking for a fling? Am I looking for a casual date? Or am I looking for a serious relationship?" Yes, it’s true, sometimes you might not know what you even want, but if that’s the case, you need to communicate that to your partner. Without proper understanding and a lack of communication, things will quickly turn sour – this is a fact. Online dating Online dating is the modern way to meet smart sexy singles. It offers huge opportunities to actively seeking singles. Dating online has reduced the courtship process from years to months or even weeks. People are serious about finding a partner. Besides offering convenience, online dating has made it easier to connect like-minded individuals together through tools such as advanced search & cupid matchmaking. In a time poor world, with traffic and careers taking over our lives, we can fit online dating around our busy schedules to find a compatible partner. Online dating provides control to the user, naturally allowing a better environment for an intimate and open communication. You can meet far more people online that you could at work or in a bar and far more efficiently narrowing down the field with specifying what you want in a partner and more importantly who you are. In contrast to a bar situation, searching for potential partners in bars and clubs is based most of the time on face value what are your interests, religion, global warming perspectives, do you want children, do you like animals? This is on your RSVP profile for people to choose if they like the sound of your character and background or not as well as your profile photo. RSVP - Australia's largest online dating site has the led Australian adult singles in their pursuit for love for over 10 years. As Australia's no. 1 dating site, RSVP is hugely successful and a

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Natural Tips For Whiter Teeth

Teeth Whitening Burley – Naturally Occurring                                                       Teeth Whitening Burley includes the natural type which does not cause any type of the synthetic materials which can cause diseases. The nature type in them includes the food as well as the drinks which can be easily prepared in the home. The extracted juice of the green apple become as the good source for the whitening of them as they consists of malic acid which can cause the  whitening affect in the teeth. The carrots also fall under this category and one can prefer these types of the natural fruits and vegetables for the whitening purpose which can retain their natural odor to make the teeth white.Strawberries Strawberries are one of the foods that can naturally whiten teeth. Malic acid contained in strawberries act as a substance that would erode and remove a few stains on the teeth surface. Strawberry mixed with half a teaspoon of baking soda can act as a tooth whitener. Apply the mixture to the tooth surface for 5 minutes to obtain satisfactory results. Tooth surface for 5 minutes to obtain satisfactory results.Apple Apples contain two qualities that help in teeth whitening. First, the process of chewing apples is hard and crunchy could fade dental plaque that can change the color of teeth. In addition, chewing also stimulates saliva production which can naturally fight bacteria in the mouth that change the color of teeth. Apple also contains malic acid which acts as a natural ingredient to ‘relax’ and remove stains on tooth surfaces. Carrots Carrots can also function as a natural tooth whitener. Such as apples, carrots are the food that can fade the hard dental plaque during the process of chewing. Lemon or Lime Lemon juice can also be used to whiten teeth. Lemon juice can be combined with salt or baking soda to make a paste, which is then, brushed my teeth for several minutes. But because lemon juice contains citric acid which can cause corrosion of tooth enamel, always rinse and brush your teeth properly after using lemon juice on teeth.Emergency Dental Burley includes the various steps which need to be more concentrated by the people. One can find the broken dentures which has more affects. The clipped tooth with the tooth decay comes under this category. The mouth ulcers need to be checked as they some times leads to many infections which are easily observed by people. These types of the services are open for any time of the day in all the countries. One cannot fix any type of the appointments in such cases and People need to check the different types of the dental office which are easily found in all locations.

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Auctions

Auctions Casablanca piano could fetch $1.2 million at auction Karanvir Singh / 3 days ago Regarded as culturally, historically, or aesthetically the most significant American films, the WW II American romantic drama that achieved a ‘near perfect entertainment balance’ of comedy, romance, suspense, and intrigue, is still bracing after all these years. Even 7 decades after its first premier with great patriotic fanfare on 26th Nov. 1942, coinciding with the Allied invasion of Morocco; this classic known by the enduring craftsmanship of its resonantly hokey dialogue retains a special appeal among movie lovers and film memorabilia collectors. After two of the most desirable items associated with the film, the Casablanca movie poster and Best Director Oscar were offered on sale, now auctioneer Sotheby’s will offer the iconic Casablanca piano played by character Sam (Dooley Wilson) in the Paris flash back scene. Expected to fetch as much as $1.2 million, the instrument is being offered by a Japanese collector on the film’s 70th anniversary. Read More Original Iceberg Titanic Photograph and Kate Winslet's Titanic Jump Dress up for auction Karanvir Singh / 1 week ago Ever since the historic passenger ship, the giant Royal Mail Steamer ‘RMS’ Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the murk of Atlantic Ocean at a depth of about 12,500 feet on 14/15th April 1912 with the loss of over 1500 lives; the disaster and Titanic herself have been the objects of public fascination. The disaster actually prompted the production of all kinds of collectibles and memorabilia. And even after 100 years of the disaster, the demand for memorabilia from her shows little sign of abating which becomes apparent from the sale of most expensive Titanic memorabilia, the personal items auction of bridge officer William Murdoch, and the sale of original launch ticket for Titanic, among many others. Now again, a rare and historically significant photograph of the iceberg Titanic would collide with two days later and Kate Winslet Titanic dress are up for grabs. Read More A 1978 Land Rover owned by Queen Elizabeth II set for auction Karanvir Singh / 1 week ago Commissioned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II back in 1978, the green Land Rover Series III, an off-road vehicle originally inspired by the US-built Willys Jeep, which boasts a number of state-of-the-art modifications perfect for Royals has now come up on the auction block. Queen Elizabeth II’s car is being offered for sale after the noted classic car auctioneer Brooklands has been granted approval by the Ministry of Defence to sell the ‘Royal Review State’ V Series III, which has a mileage of only 1,892. Described to be one of the motoring jewels in the crown, this vehicle was originally modified by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to feature a traffic-light system that enables Her Majesty to signal the driver to start, slow or stop. Read More Lock of Abraham Lincoln's Hair owned by his Family goes up for auction Karanvir Singh / 2 weeks ago Whenever the memorabilia associated with the 16th President of U.S., Abraham Lincoln who’s regarded as one of United States’ greatest heroes because of his unique appeal, and successfully leading his country through the American Civil War, preserving Union while ending slavery, comes up for grabs, collectors of relics of American history pays record prices. And, it becomes apparent from the auction offering of Abraham Lincoln’s letter showing his attempts at compensated emancipation, and a pocket watch from Abraham Lincoln’s personal collection. Now, the substantial lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair housed in a artistically engraved gold-locket from the family of a Lincoln cabinet member is been offered for sale at the Heritage Auctions’ Civil War & Militaria auction, scheduled to be held on December 8th in Dallas, Texas. Notably, upon Abraham Lincoln’s tragic assassination in April 1865, a number of locks of the President’s hair were removed as mourning keepsakes. Read More Three vintage photographs of 14-year-old Kate Moss from her first sitting are up for grabs

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Most Expensive Handbags

Most Expensive Handbags                                                                                              According to a survey, 22% of women would opt to go on a bender spree on expensive handbags, if given a chance to buy branded stuff. Moreover, one in ten women spends more than $150 per year on handbags. Handbags became fashion accessories only during the late 19th century and since then became an indispensable part of a woman’s wardrobe. Although today we can get numerous branded handbags, but Louis Vuitton was the first company to introduce its handbags, making it the brand all women loved, hence being called a branded handbag. Proceeding Louis Vuitton, were brands like Fendi, Hermes, Chanel, Marc Jacobs etc. that made a mark by creating some marvelous and fashionable handbags. So, for the rich fashionistas we have compiled a list of most expensive handbags, check out:1. 1001 Nights Diamond Purse Price: $3.8 Million By The House of Mouawad The House of Mouawad in Dubai rolled out the most expensive purse ever made that cots cool $3.8 million. The bag is adorned with 4,356 colorless diamonds, 105 yellow diamonds and 56 pink ones and hence it is covered with total of 4,500 diamonds. The total weight of the diamonds is 381 karats and it set record at Guinness World of Records for being the world’s most expensive handbag. The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18kt gold, has a gold chain that can be used as a cling. The bag was crafted by 10 dedicated craftsmen who endlessly worked on this wonder for four months.2. The Hermes Birkin Price: $1.9 Million By Hermes This Hermes Birkin bag was created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka in 2008 and since then became the second most expensive bag in the world. The bag is made of platinum and adorned with more than 2000 diamonds. This bag has a diamond strap that can be used as a necklace and a bracelet by just detaching it form the bag. Hence

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona Movie 2008

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Movie Info Woody Allen's romantic drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona stars Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson as best friends Vicky and Cristina. As the movie opens, the pair of twentysomethings travel to Barcelona so that Vicky can work on her post-graduate degree. The two meet the charming artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), who offers to take them on a vacation and make love to them. Vicky, being a happily engaged young woman, refuses, but Cristina is eager for this life experience. A love triangle begins to coalesce, and things grow more complicated when Juan Antonio's passionate, unstable ex, Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz), arrives to stay after a suicide attempt. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi. Woody Allen has been called many things — nerd, comic genius, pervert, culture hero — but it's become clear that he's also the last living hippie. If he could, he'd take us all back to the garden. Early in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson), comely American tourists who are spending the summer in Barcelona, are approached by Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), a soft-voiced hunk of a Spanish artist who announces his desire to whisk them off for a weekend in which the three of them will eat, drink, feast on art, and make love. (Woody Allen movies are the last place in the Western world where people use the phrase make love. He should really think about retiring it.) Vicky, the uptight one, is a budding Catalan scholar and feminista who's about to marry a dull finance guy, and she's offended by Juan Antonio's offer. Cristina, on the other hand, is a free spirit, a budding artist (she's trying her hand at photography), and she's up for adventure; before the weekend is over, she'll be firmly under Juan Antonio's sexo-Euro-art spell. (But then, so will Vicky.) Other characters appear, like Vicky's annoying ''It's all good!'' fiancé (Chris Messina) and Juan Antonio's hot-blooded

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The Best Moments Of Jazz

Jazz music originated solely in the United States. It is a distinctly and uniquely different style of music. Jazz music can be considered a musical collision of American and African cultures. It evolved out of three centuries of cultural and racial conflicts, meaning a clash of the more subdued dominant culture and the more powerful subculture. Jazz is composed primarily of four musical elements: melody, harmony, rhythm and tone color. However, harmony does not play such a powerful role in the evolving of the music itself. The melody, rhythm and tone color make up the primary elements of jazz.1.Dream Walkin' (Along With Me)-Lee Ritenour

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Marcia’s Law – The Power of Love

Marcia’s Law – The Power of Love October 31st, 2012  Marcia’s Law – The Power of Love “The power of love is a curious thing make a one man weep, make another man sing Change a hawk to a little white dove more than a feeling, that’s the power of love” -Huey Lewis & The News By Marcia Prichason In a recent Facebook post, Mississippi GOP state Representative Andy Gipson informs his Facebook friends that homosexuality is “unnatural” and causes “disease.” He further cites a passage from the Bible to assert that homosexuals should be put to death. Just in case he doesn’t reach enough of the faithful through Facebook, Representative Gipson also states that “It is this message that I preach every Sunday. I sincerely pray God will reach someone through this message.” Gipson, by his fanatical declarations, puts Biblical law over Constitutional law: A dangerous position for a Congressman. It is a view that destroys freedom, liberty, and every other American value protected by the Constitution. Frighteningly, his message of hate is so powerful that many follow him blindly. But it’s not powerful enough. It’s certainly not powerful enough to convince 86 year old Mae Smith! Mrs. Smith recently walked the AIDS Walk in Chicago in tribute to her son Ron, who died of AIDS twenty years ago (Chicago Tribune September 23,

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The Piano

The Piano The piano has 88 keys which span the frequency range 27.5 Hz (A0) to 4186 Hz (C8). The strings are sounded by hammer mechanisms which are activated by the keys. Held in a heavy cast iron frame, the strings pass over a bridge to a pin block by which the strings are tuned. The soundboard is a crucial element in the sound of the piano. Energy is coupled from the strings into the soundboard

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Honeymoon for One 2012

Honeymoon for One 2012 Storyline Eve Parker (Sheridan), a driven and successful advertising executive from Los Angeles, is devastated when she finds out her fiancé, Greg (Baladi), has been cheating on her. Leaving Greg behind, Eve decides to go on their honeymoon alone-to a breathtaking castle in the Irish countryside that Greg's company has just bought and plans to turn into a golf course. But Eve soon discovers staying in the honeymoon suite isn't so sweet when everything starts to go wrong, from her lost luggage to her repeated run-ins with the estate's manager Sean (Wise), a handsome outdoorsman with a knack for getting on her nerves. It's a culture clash between this big city girl and nature-loving Irishman, but soon Sean sweeps Eve off her feet. Then, just as Eve is trading in her high heels for hiking boots, Greg shows up and threatens to turn Sean's beloved land into the eighteenth hole and charm Eve back to the altar.. Watch a Preview Want to know more? Watch a preview for "Honeymoon for One," only on Hallmark Channel. Get the scoop >> On Location Go behind the scenes with the cast in Ireland to find out what it was like to make the movie. Watch now >> Photo Gallery Check out images from the movie, shot on location in Ireland. View the gallery >> The Cast Find out more about the stars of the movie, including Nicollette Sheridan and Greg Wise. Origin of the Honeymoon TraditionToday, the tradition of a honeymoon following nuptials has, long way from its original meaning. Today's "happy ending" to the wedding event is a far cry from its much different beginnings. The word honeymoon has its roots in the Norse word "hjunottsmanathr" which was anything

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Health Benefits of Asthma Weed (Tawa-Tawa)

Health Benefits of Asthma Weed (Tawa-Tawa)   Asthma weed  This hairy plant grows up to 2' in height; it has numerous small flowers clustered together with opposite oblong leaves, which have a toothed margin. The young yellow fruit is a small hairy capsule with 3 reddish - brown wrinkled seeds. There is milky latex in all parts of the plant.The plant flowers and fruits all year long. There are the following phytochemicals in asthma weed: sterols, alkaloids, tannins, quercetin, glycosides, triterpenoids, alkenes, phenolic acids, choline, shikimic acid. This plant is used in traditional medicine for conjunctivitis, ulcerated cornea, bronchitic asthma, bronchitis, laryngeal spasm, upper respiratory catarrh and other respiratory ailments. In modern herbalism it is more used in the treatment of intestinal amoebic dysentery. Asthma weed has antiviral and - bacterial properties. Other uses include: In dysentery, worms, amoebic dysentery, syphilis and bowel complaints. The plant has lactogenic properties; it is known for increasing milk flow in women, because of its milky latex, and is used for other female complaints. Asthma weed has traditionally been used in Asia to treat bronchitic asthma and laryngeal spasm, though in modern herbalism it is more used in the treatment of intestinal amoebic dysentery. It should not be used without expert guidance, however, since large doses cause gastro-intestinal irritation, nausea and vomiting.

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Okra Health and Medicinal Benefits

Okra Health and Medicinal Benefits 1) Low in calories but rich in dietary fiber. Excellent source of Vitamin A, folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin K and other important minerals. It can be eaten raw, boiled, pickled, fried or as ingredient in variety of dishes. 2) Fruit syrup is useful for relieving soar throat and or cough irritation. 3) Leaves used as emollient poultice – like a crushed herbs for relieving pain. crushed litlit, ikmo, banana stem, mayana, ginger and papaya are other examples of poultice. Pantapal ika nga. 4) Leaves as demulcent for gonorrhea and dysuria – a difficult and painful urination. Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, STD, cause by a bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Accompanied by pain during urination and sexual organ discharge for both men and women. Demulcent, an agent that forms a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane. E.g syrup, honey, glycerin and pectin.  5) Boiled young fruit for catarrh, urinary troubles, luecorrhea. Relieving chronic dysentery. As aphrodisiac or love potion. For spermatorrhea – an excessive and accidental ejaculation which may reflect kidney problems. Catarrh is inflammation of the mucous membrane or body cavities. Luecorrhea is a thick whitish to yellowish vaginal discharge cause by estrogen imbalance, infection or STD. 6) Boiled roots are effective remedy for syphilis. Syphilis is another sexually transmitted disease cause by Treponema pallidum. 7) Seed paste and milk mixture is an effective itchiness relief. As antispasmodic – suppresses spasms or the involuntary contraction of muscles. Disclaimer: It was not stated that okra can cure STD’s. It is only used as remedy. The sooting relief is due to mucilage which gives slimy texture. bpi.da.gov.ph 1) Low in calories but rich in dietary fiber. Excellent source of Vitamin A, folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin K and other important minerals. It can be eaten raw, boiled, pickled, fried or as ingredient in variety of dishes. 2) Fruit syrup is useful for relieving soar throat and or cough irritation. 3) Leaves used as emollient poultice – like a crushed herbs for relieving pain. crushed litlit, ikmo, banana stem, mayana, ginger and papaya are other examples of poultice. Pantapal ika nga. 4) Leaves as demulcent for gonorrhea and dysuria – a difficult and painful urination. Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, STD, cause by a bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Accompanied by pain during urination and sexual organ discharge for both men and women. Demulcent, an agent that forms a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane. E.g syrup, honey, glycerin and pectin. 5) Boiled young fruit for catarrh, urinary troubles, luecorrhea. Relieving chronic dysentery. As aphrodisiac or love potion. For spermatorrhea – an excessive and accidental ejaculation which may reflect kidney problems. Catarrh is inflammation of the mucous membrane or body cavities. Luecorrhea is a thick whitish to yellowish vaginal discharge cause by estrogen imbalance, infection or STD. 6) Boiled roots are effective remedy for syphilis. Syphilis is another sexually transmitted disease cause by Treponema pallidum. 7) Seed paste and milk mixture is an effective itchiness relief. As antispasmodic – suppresses spasms or the involuntary contraction of muscles. Disclaimer: It was not stated that okra can cure STD’s. It is only used as remedy. The sooting relief is due to mucilage which gives slimy texture. bpi.da.gov.ph Health Benefits of Okra / Benefit of eating Okra ( BAMIA ) sent by Lily Khodara The world's most beautiful women, Cleopatra egypt and Yang Guifei of China loved to eat okra according to the history record.  Cleopatra of Egypt Yang Guifei of China   When we visited the world's most productive land of okra in a rural area in Kami, Kochi Prefecture , Japan , the young and old all look very healthy. When we asked their secret in having good health in that area, they graciously answer "okra". Okra has a long history, with its beginnings in Egypt where it is cultivated before the time

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Lanzones A Useful Fruit

Lanzones a useful fruit This is Lanzones a tropical fruit. Lansium domesticum also known as langsat. This tree originates from western Southeast Asia. The countries were trees grow are India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries. It was also introduced to Hawaii and Costa Rica. The trunk is not that big and it has a lot of branches. It bears an edible fruit which is elliptical, oval or round. The skin of the fruit is thick and it has one to six seeds, flat and bitter, the seeds are covered with a thick white aril that is sweet and other variety is sour. Here are uses of this plant: 1. For syrup because it is sweet. 2. Bitter seeds can be used for deworming and ulcer. 3. Bark can be used to treat dysentery and Malaria. 4. Powdered bark can be used for scorpion stings. 5. The trunk can be used to build a house because

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Herbs Of Nature

Herbs Of Nature Malunggay • Helps strengthen the immune system. • Controls blood pressure. • Relieves headaches and migraines. • Helps restore skin condition. • Helps strengthen the eye muscles. • Helps heal inflammation of the joints and tendons. • Prevents intestinal worms. • Helps increase sperm production. Ampalaya Regular intake of wild ampalaya + : • makes the pancreas produce more insulin that controls the blood sugar of diabetics and non diabetics • lowers cholesterol. • Helps in weight control.. • Protects the body against infections by boosting the immune system. • Protects the liver and help maintain liver function. • Cures rheumatism and gout. • Cures diseases of the spleen and liver. • Relieves headache. Regular intake of wild ampalaya + : • makes the pancreas produce more insulin that controls

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What's The Big Idea Facebook Wants From WhatsApp?

What's The Big Idea Facebook Wants From WhatsApp?               Go to Facebook and you’re at the place to instantly address a wide group of people. Post a status update, a photo or a comment, and it all somehow ends up on someone else’s newsfeed. Sometimes, though, that can pose too broad an audience. It includes friends, yes, but also advertisers and (if you haven’t fiddled around with the right privacy settings) other people you don’t necessarily mean to talk to. Facebook has dealt with this by letting users categorize their Facebook friends. But many mobile users still crave a more focused kind of control over their networks, their real-life social networks, and there’s a little company that’s helping them do that rather well. It’s called WhatsApp, and last night TechCrunch reported that Facebook was in talks to buy the mobile texting service. Today, that’s been debunked as a rumor: “The TechCrunch article is a rumor and not factually accurate,” WhatsApp said in an official statement. “We have no further information to share at the moment.” WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging service, meaning that someone who has the app on their Android phone can send a message through its green and white interface to someone on an iPhone, circumventing the texting fees of their traditional mobile network. The company, founded in 2009, doesn’t seem that keen to be swallowed up by a larger Silicon Valley player. It is, “in this for the long run,” one source close to WhatsApp tells me. Its founders don’t like advertising, and the firm makes money from each download of the app: 99 cents for U.S. users. So far that has been working well. The company hasn’t provided user numbers — apart from announcing in October 2011 that it was serving 1 billion messages a day — but Forbes contributor Ben Evans estimates it has 200-300 million users, prompting him to call it the biggest social network you’ve never heard of.

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Gourmet Kitchens

Gourmet Kitchens Double Duty Two is always better than one for the serious cook, and this kitchen is equipped with two refrigerators, two sinks and two ovens, providing plenty of space for storage, food prep and cleanup. Plus, the perimeter of the space offers a variety of stations including a baking area, a prep area and a plate staging area where dishes can be garnished. Design by Barb Ince of Susan Fredman & Associates, Ltd. Photo by George Lambros Dual Kitchen Islands, Dual Purposes This gourmet kitchen was designed with two islands: one contains a professional prep area, while the other is dedicated to storage and cooking functions. Design by Phillip Guarino of Arclinea Boston Five-Star Gourmet Designs With its stone island, state-of-the-art appliances and professional-grade hood, this custom-designed kitchen is a gourmet chef’s dream. A pot filler installed over the stove eliminates the hassle of carrying heavy, water-filled pots across the kitchen. Modern Gourmet This sleek kitchen is a made to accommodate the modern-day gourmet chef with professional-grade appliances, durable granite countertops and a large island for extra workspace. Dual sinks are a handy feature

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All About Hershey's Chocolate

About HERSHEY'S Visit Hershey's Hershey, PA HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction Retail Stores The Hershey Company is the leading North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery and chocolate-related grocery products. The company also is a leader in the gum and mint category. Milton S. Hershey: The Man Hershey's History Our Chocolate Our Story Learn More About Our Founder The story of Hershey spans nearly a century and a half of industrial and social change. It tells of how one determined pioneer from rural Pennsylvania built an international company, a town to go with it, and a chocolate and confectionery sensation. Visit HERSHEY Lucky for you, there is more than one SWEETEST PLACE ON EARTH. Visit the one that is closest to you. Retail Stores: Times Square Chicago Niagara Falls Shanghai Dubai Singapore HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction Learn More Hershey, PA Learn More Hershey's International Retail Stores Choose your Country

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25 MORE Ways to Waste Your Money

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Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket

25 MORE Ways to Waste Your Money Psst. Your finances are leaking. Don’t be embarrassed!

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Kraft Recipes

Kraft Recipes Brief History of Kraft Foods History of Business Year 1767: Messrs Bayldon and Berry began selling candied fruit peel to the citizens of York. Joined later by Joseph Terry, the business grew to become Terry's of York, a leading confectionery company. Year 1825: Philippe Suchard opened his first confectionery shop in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. PHILADELPHIA Marble Brownies   What You Need 1 pkg.  (18.3 to 19.5 oz.) brownie mix (family size) 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1/3 cup  sugar 1  egg 1/2 tsp.  vanilla Make It HEAT oven to 350ºF. PREPARE brownie batter as directed on package; spread into greased 13x9-inch pan. BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla; mix well. Drop by tablespoonfuls over brownie batter; swirl with knife. BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until cream cheese mixture is lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting to serve. Keep refrigerated. Kraft Kitchens Tips Note For best results, do not use brownie mix with a syrup pouch. Special Extra Sprinkle 1/2 cup BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks over brownie batter before baking. Substitute Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese. Velvety Vegetable-Cheese Sou What You Need 1 pkg.  (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot blend 2 cans  (14 oz. each) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth 3/4 lb.  (12 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes Make It   BRING vegetables and broth to boil in large covered saucepan on medium-high heat; simmer on low heat 10 min. or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. MASH vegetables to desired consistency. STIR in VELVEETA; cook 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and soup is heated through, stirring frequently. Kraft Kitchens Tips Healthy Living Save 40 calories and 5g of fat per serving by preparing with 2% Milk VELVEETA. How to Puree Soup For a smooth consistency, soup can be pureed in a blender or food processor, or directly in the pan with a hand or immersion blender. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Swirled Bark What You Need 8 oz.  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped 6 oz.  BAKER'S White Chocolate, chopped 1/3 cup  PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter 1/3

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Nestle' Koko Krunch

Production of Nestlé breakfast cereals kicks off in Malaysia with new factory Dec 4, 2012 IMPORTER TO EXPORTER: Nestlé breakfast cereals distributed to Malaysia and the rest of Asia.   Consumers in Asia can enjoy Nestlé breakfast cereals produced in Malaysia for the first time following the opening of a new CHF 35 million manufacturing facility in the country. The new factory in the village of Chembong, Negeri Sembilan, will manufacture Nestlé branded products such as Koko Krunch, Honey Stars, Cookie Crisp, Koko Krunch Duo and Milo, to be distributed across the country and the rest of Asia. It aims to generate about 160 jobs at full capacity over the next few years. The new factory is owned and operated by Cereal Partners Worldwide  (CPW SA), a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills. New dimension “Our latest development adds a new dimension to our relationship with Malaysian consumers,” said Peter R. Vogt, Managing Director of Nestlé Malaysia. “CPW is now able to offer Malaysian-made Nestlé breakfast cereals in Malaysia. Plus it is sourcing up to 70% of its raw materials from within the country.” Importer to exporter Mr Vogt was joined by Wen-Wen Paquette Wang, Regional Director for Cereal Partners Worldwide in Asia, at the opening event. “Our new factory means we have moved from being an importer to an exporter of breakfast cereals in Malaysia,” she said. “More than half of the breakfast cereals produced at the site will be exported to markets across Asia such as Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Fiji.” Head of State for Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, and the Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapha bin Mohamed, also attended. "Our new factory means we have moved from being an importer to an exporter of breakfast cereals in Malaysia." Wen-Wen Paquette Wang, Regional Director for Cereal Partners Worldwide in Asia. Continued commitment The investment in Chembong, Malaysia, follows the opening of a new CHF 112 million manufacturing facility to produce Coffee-mate non-dairy creamer products in the Philippines in October 2012. Nestlé also invested in its research and development centre in Singapore earlier this year to boost

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Maxwell House Coffee

  Maxwell House ground specialty convenience          Original Roast          100% Colombian          Breakfast Blend Maxwell House is a brand of coffee manufactured by a like-named division of Kraft Foods. Introduced in 1892, it is named in honor of the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. For many years until the late 1980s it was the largest-selling coffee in the U.S. and is currently (ca. 2007) second behind Folgers, which is manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Co. The company recently unveiled a new slogan, "Good Just Got Great," visible on their website. However, it is best known for its longtime slogan, "Good to the last drop," and is still running ads featuring the line. "Good to the last drop" In 1917, Cheek-Neal began using a "Good to the Last Drop" slogan to advertise their Maxwell House Coffee. For several years, the ads made no mention of Theodore Roosevelt as the phrase's originator. By the 1930s, however, the company was running advertisements that claimed that the former President had taken a sip of Maxwell House Coffee on a visit to Andrew Jackson's estate, The Hermitage, near Nashville on October 21, 1907 and that when served coffee he had proclaimed it to be "Good to the Last Drop." Expansion of the product line In 1942 General Foods Corporation, the successor to the Postum Company, began supplying instant coffee to the U.S. armed forces. Beginning in the fall of 1945 this product, now branded as Maxwell House Instant Coffee, entered test markets in the eastern U.S. and began national distribution the following year. Decaffeinated coffee Maxwell House Decaffeinated French Roast Although General Foods had been marketing decaffeinated coffee under various brand names ("Sanka" since 1927 and "Brim" and "Maxim," the latter a freeze-dried instant coffee, since the 1950s), it refrained from actually selling Maxwell House-labeled decaffeinated coffee products until 1983, when it introduced ground "Maxwell House Decaffeinated" into east-coast markets. (At the same time, a decaffeinated version of its long-established, lighter-tasting "Yuban" brand was introduced on the west coast.) "Maxwell House Instant Decaffeinated Coffee" finally hit the shelves in 1985. A further modification of the decaf theme, "Maxwell House Lite," a "reduced-caffeine" blend, was introduced nationally in 1992 and its instant form the following year. Advertising During the 1920s the Maxwell House brand began to be extensively advertised across the US. Total advertising expenditure rose from $19,955 in 1921 to $276,894 in 1924, and consequently the brand was cited as the most well-known coffee brand in a 1925 study of consumer goods.[6] Maxwell House was the sponsor of Maxwell House Coffee Time (1937–1949), featuring Baby Snooks, Charles Ruggles, Frank Morgan, Topper, and George Burns and Gracie Allen over the years in a predominately radio comedy and variety format. Maxwell House also sponsored Molly Goldberg on radio and later on television. Manufacturing facilities The Maxwell House factory in Jacksonville, Florida Maxwell House coffee is still produced at two U.S. locations: Jacksonville, Florida, and San Leandro, California. A third

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Fanbox And My Experience In Making Blog And Ads

Fanbox and My Experience in making Blogs and AdsWell fanbox newbies this is what my coach send to me,hahaha..So funny i have lot's of mistakes doing blogs..But I surprised when she sent me this.So much help to me every step  I make wrong she teach me even single word or space..Wow even in my school days time my teacher did not teach me like this.And

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10 Online Dating Etiquette Tips

10 Online Dating Etiquette Tips From The Emily Post Institute By Natalie Gontcharova. Posted on May 18th 2012. Follow these online dating tips, and you just may become a happy in-real-life couple! Our exclusive interview with Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of late etiquette guru Emily Post. According to a new survey from Intel, nine out of 10 U.S. adults feel that others divulge too much information about themselves online, and 88 percent said they wish people "thought more about how others will perceive them when sharing information online." However, the same survey found that 33 percent of people are more comfortable sharing information online than off. So what's appropriate when it comes to sharing information in your online dating profile and via social media? In our exclusive interview with Anna Post, the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition, she told us some "golden rules" to keep in mind when online dating and when using social media in general. Perfect timing, since it's National Etiquette Week! More from YourTango: 10 Surprising Things That Turn Men On 1. Be authentic and genuine. "Be truthful," said Post. "Your online self needs to match your in-real-life self." After all, you have real-life relationships with many of the people you're "friends" with online. 2. Keep it neutral. Four out of 10 people typically don't associate with people with whose opinions they disagree online, according to the Intel survey, so when it comes to politics, try to keep the language neutral on Facebook

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The Top 10 Signs He’s A Player

The Top 10 Signs He’s A Player By Kema Christian-Taylor in Dating & Hooking Up Posted Dec 3 2012 - 7:00pm Tagged With: dating, players Think of John Tucker in John Tucker Must Die: He’s smooth, good-looking, popular, the ultimate image of what we think of when we hear the word “player.” And as fabulous as it would be to form a payback plan with three of your closest friends and give him a taste of his own medicine, not all players are this easily identifiable. They can be anything from mediocre-looking nerds to angsty artists trying to find themselves to prep-school elites who look like they’ve walked straight out of a Brooks Brothers catalog. Sound confusing? That’s because it is—especially when you’re the one being played. But no matter what shape or size or sexy leather jacket a player comes in, one thing is for certain: he’ll do anything in his power to keep you around. (Read: You’re going to get hurt.) So if you want to protect yourself from his masculine wiles, scroll down to read HC’s list of the top 10 signs he’s a player. 10. He has wandering eyes Let’s preface this by saying that no guy is going to have the stalker-like attentiveness of a certain vampire from Forks. You don’t have to have someone hold your earrings every time your guy notices other girls, especially if he’s just looking every now and then.  But if you’re starting to realize that every pair of legs induces a full-body check out plus head swivel, then maybe a few pages from Twilight would do him some good. (No, on the real, please don’t bring that book back.) So what should you do if you’re starting to feel like there’s a magnetic force between his eyes and every PYT within a 10-mile radius? You could make a snarky comment about his having the attention span of a chipmunk. Or you could learn from his wayward glances. Dr. Ivan Young, holistic life coach and love expert says, “You can use his wandering eyes to your advantage. It provides a road map into what he’s attracted to. Moreover, it will let you know if you have what he likes.” It’s a good idea not to jump to conclusions, so this is a great way of seeing if you’re really what he likes. If you find out the answer is no and that you don’t feel like he’s paying much attention to you at all, it’s time to roll up that road map and head on out. (Insert flippant chipmunk remark here.) 9. He’s sketchy about his Facebook Delayed friend request. Limited profile. Always logged out when he leaves you with his computer in the room. Whatever the case, this guy does not want you in on his online life. Let us provide you with a few guesses as to why in four words: girls on the side. You know, those girls who “like” every picture and post all over his wall, “Hey, it was great running into you last night,

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PHOTOS: Model’s Too-Tiny Bikini Malfunctions

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10 Lovely Layered Hairstyles & Haircuts

  10 Lovely Layered Hairstyles & Haircuts:                                              Chiseled face-framing layers, short volumizing layers or soft tapered layers are all magnificent options to freshen up your look. Consider going with one of these lovely layered haircuts. Auburn Beauty This gorgeous reddish brown color is the perfect shade to try out this summer. Rich, bold, and full of swirling dimension, this haircut falls right at the shoulders and is given a fantastic full shape with short to medium layers. Keeping the bangs long and to the side creates soft sweeping back feel that is so on trend right now. No jagged lines here, just soft and blended layers that will grow out beautifully. How To Style: 1. Apply the appropriate products to add volume and body. 2. Blow dry with a paddle brush to remove most of the moisture out of the shower and then go in with a medium sized round brush to swoop the bangs over and create flips with the rest of the layers. 3. Apply a light hairspray and scrunch up the layers with your fingers to create a beachy / wavy look. Not too smooth but rather a fun tousled affect. Recommended Products: Use a fun blow-dry lotion to add volume like the Blow Dry Amplifier Lotion from Pureology’s Pure Volume collection. Will add tons of body and is heat activated so it’s perfect for your heat styling time. Follow up with their great Incharge Flexible Styling Spray (also by Pureology) for a hairspray that will keep your style touchable and locked in. Best Face Shapes and Hair Type: All face shapes would look great with this style. Heart, round, square, or ovals will glow with this soft layered hairstyle. If your hair is slightly curly or naturally wavy this style will be great for you to keep up. Straight hair will look nice too but won’t be as voluminous. Tips: If you’re a red head you’ll really want to make sure to keep up with your color appointments, especially in the summer when your color can fade the most from being out in the sun and sea. Opt for demi-permanent glosses to refresh instead of permanent dyes so hair looks natural, and not opaque / inky. Long and Luminous Best Face Shapes and Hair Type: Round faces look great with this hairstyle because the long layers help elongate and slim. Naturally straight hair will be blown out beautifully for this look. Tips: Use a deep conditioning mask on your hair once a week to really keep your hair healthy and shiny. Fresh and Fierce Best Face Shapes and Hair Type: Round and heart shaped faces will look best with these gorgeous layers. Straight hair

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Beauty Uses Of Vitamin C

The Best Vitamin for Natural Hair Growth?   There is no mistaking the current trend in the cosmetics industry to incorporate vitamins and plant derivatives into formulations in order to advertise products as healthy, natural, green, sustainable or possessing anti-aging properties. One popular claim suggests using vitamin C for hair growth. As an essential nutrient for health, vitamin C takes part in many cellular processes and must be ingested by humans in significant quantities as we do not manufacture it internally as some other species do. Centuries ago, it was common knowledge that deficiency in this nutrient (later identified as vitamin C) among sailors on long voyages and the malnourished poor caused a horrible condition known as scurvy. The condition was determined to be easily preventable with the consumption of relatively small amounts of fruit or vegetables that had abundant levels of vitamin C. It is critically important for optimal function of the immune system and for tissue growth regeneration. Clearly, vitamin C is well-established as a necessary substance for internal consumption. But, does it really have any benefits when used externally in skin and hair? Vitamin C in Beauty Products Perhaps not surprisingly, the answer is sometimes yes, sometimes no. Vitamin C is a popular component of many topically applied skin care products, where it has definite observed benefits when used above certain concentrations (5-15%). At the surface, it acts as an anti-oxidant, combating damage caused by free radicals created by environmental pollutants and ultraviolet radiation exposure. This can help prevent formation of new wrinkles that occur when free radicals are present on skin. Vitamin C has also been shown to penetrate and transfer to epidermal tissue where it aids in cellular repair and promotes collagen production. It is beyond the scope of this article to explore all of the mechanisms and variables by which vitamin C benefits skin, but clearly, it does provide some genuine value. Whether or not it provides benefits to hair is less dependent upon complicated cellular processes and more dependent upon some basic chemical properties. Chemical Structure Vitamin C is the common name for ascorbic acid, a small chiral molecule, in other words one that can occur in two different forms that are non-superimposable mirror images of one another. The type of ascorbic acid found in plants, synthesized in animals and used in cosmetic and food products is the left-handed molecule (levorotatory enantiomer) of ascorbic acid (L-ascorbic acid). For whatever reason, the right-handed version (dextrorotatory) does not occur in nature and the lab-synthesized version offers no benefits over its more readily available isomer. Properties and Benefits Vitamin C is a small molecule organic acid, with key structural features in common with other mild acids, such as acetic acid (vinegar) and citric acid. For this reason, ascorbic acid can act as a mild clarifying agent in shampoo and can be effective in helping remove mineral buildup accumulated on the surface of the hair. This improves the ability of the hair to accept moisture, which makes it more soft and supple and resistant to tangling and

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10 Secrets Of Ideal Wardrobe

10 Secrets Of Ideal Wardrobe  What do you do in such a situation? Fetch the piece and hurry to the changing room, and then, after you fall in love with it even stronger your brain stops working and you can barely estimate the real practical value of the piece for your wardrobe. In the result your closet is bloated but you still have nothing to wear. You get your wallet and a handbag and go shopping again. Full circle. Want to avoid that? Read these simple but useful secrets of an ideal wardrobe. 1. The higher the heels the better! It is common truth that high heels make legs look longer and more slender. But you might not be aware of one more fact – heels give you diversity. It means high heels can suit anything from formal suit to casual denim outfit. The rule is: the higher the heel the easier you can adapt it to the occasion. Average-height and kitten heels are stable and comfy, but they aren’t as versatile. Spike heels are the best but if you can’t walk well in those opt for high chunky heels of an unusual shape.2. Size and fit are important All your clothes should be right of your size and fit perfectly. If they don’t you feel awkward and look bad. Besides, pay attention to the balance of your figure and proportions. For example, ideal top length is just below your belt. Short jacket looks great with jeans, shirt or t-shirt. Cropped pants should finish at the widest part of your ankle and will look good with high heels, flats or ankle boots. 3. Classic rocks! Instead of fully renewing the wardrobe every season you can invest into classic pieces that will always be in fashion. They will be the basis of your wardrobe which you can dilute using bright details. Classic pieces worth investing into: - Trench coat - Leather jacket - Little black dress - Jacket in Chanel style - Neutral colored shirts

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How To Choose And Wear Trendy Maxi Skirts

How To Choose & Wear Trendy Maxi Skirts                                      As early as first designer collections for Spring/ Summer 2012 were unveiled we realized that a maxi skirt would be one of the hottest trends of the season. And judging by the images of popular fashion bloggers and celebrity photos maxi skirts have already become a must-have in wardrobes of all women who value beauty, style and practicality. Maxi skirts have been trendy many times throughout the fashion history but each time they returned with a twist bringing something fresh and unexpected to fashionistas. This spring maxi skirts come in a variety of great colors (blue, green, turquoise, raspberry, red as well as neutrals like black and white, and pastel colors) and prints (wild prints, especially leopard, stripes, florals, etc.) Designs of maxi skirts are also different (pleated, draped, frilled, asymmetrical, straight, etc.). Matalan currently offers a range of different styles and due to such diversity there is a style for every woman to pull off. How to choose a maxi skirt to fit your shape Maxi skirt is a rather versatile item. It is great for every shape and when chosen right it can conceal woman’s problem areas and emphasize her assets. Tall ladies, who want to look shorter, should choose a maxi skirt in two colors separated with a horizontal line. Flats, a bolero and a short blazer will also help you create a shorter look.

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5 Nutrition Supplements For Men

5 Nutrition Supplements For Men Top nutrition supplements for men: Calcium: This nutrient is required to get strong bones and lose weight. Everyday a man may not get enough nutrition supply as a glass of milk only has 300-500 mg calcium. Green leafy vegetables are calcium rich food. Beetroot greens, drumstick leaves, fenugreek leaves, turnip greens, lotus stems, and broccoli are healthy calcium rich food. Fish, cereals and grains and dairy products are calcium rich food.  

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Nutritional Values Of Potato Skin

Nutritional Values Of Potato Skin And Different Kinds Of Potatoes Potato skins are usually peeled but do you know how nutritious they are?. There is a misconception that potato skins contain dirt and need to be peeled from the vegetable but the peels contain various vital nutrients that are essential and can be a part of the balanced diet. Today we will talk about the nutritional values of the potato skins. Take a look. Cooking potatoes with the skin is very nutritious to health than eating scrapped potatoes. Then if that is the case, we don't need to waste our time and energy peeling them. Nutritional Values Of Potato Skin -   1. Potato skin contains a lot of fiber that supports easy

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Holiday Makeup Collection Sets 2012

Holiday Makeup Collection Sets 2012 10 Must Have Holiday Collection Makeup Sets For Women 1. Estee Lauder 2012 Blockbuster Ultimate Color Makeup Gift Set Estee Lauder 2012 Blockbuster Ultimate Color Makeup Gift Set Amazon Price: $84.99 (as of 12/04/2012) Estee Lauder really know how to make their holiday collection gift sets enticing. I'm a big fan of Estee Lauder and own several of their holiday blockbuster sets. Their packaging is delightful and I love how the blockbuster set has everything a girl could desire when it comes to makeup, hence the word "blockbuster". You'll find everything you need in their blockbuster set, mascara, lipstick, eyeshadow, makeup brushes and sometimes some skincare product is thrown in two or a perfume or two. 2. ESTEE LAUDER 2012 VALUE GIFT SET Includes Advanced Night Repair And Allows You To Choose The Color Tone NEW! 2012 Estee Lauder 7- Piece Skin Care Beauty Makeup Travel Gift set: Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme + Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex Serum + 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette + 10-Pan Lip Color Palette + Pure Color Lipstick in Berry Truffle + Sumptuous Mascara in Black + Cosmetics Bag Amazon Price: $46.16 (as of 12/04/2012) Another Estee Lauder. I mentioned I was a fan didn't I? This is great as a travel companion. I love that this set comes in warm shades as well as cool shades. Just pick the type of color that suits you the best. For me, its warm shades, always. I very rarely wear cool colors. I love warm summer and fall colors, nature, nudes, corals, etc. This set allows you to choose which color tone you prefer, warm or cool. 3. Clinique 2012 Fall 7 pcs Gift Set Brand New Clinique 2012 Fall 7 pcs Gift Set: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo with Soft-pressed Powder Blusher, High Impact Mascara, Take The Day Off Makeup Remover, Almost Lipstick in black honey and Two Floral Cosmetics Bags. $65 Value Amazon Price: $22.00 (as of 12/04/2012) I use Clinique mainly for its skincare products. However, I love this fall 7 piece gift set because it has my favorite fall colors as well as the skincare products from Clinique all packaged in two floral cosmetic bags. Excellent as a gift or for yourself. “Holiday Collection Makeup Sets Make Good Gifts For Christmas Because Of Their Lovely Packaging” 4. Lancome 2012 7-piece Beauty Skin Care Travel Gift

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As Long As There's A Christmas

As Long as There's a Christmas Original Christmas Poem The first few lights glow brightly, as you watch the season start. You know you should be happy, but don't feel it in your heart. Instead you think about a time when someone laughed with you, and the love you shared then filled your soul. But too soon it was through.

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The Real Meaning Of Christmas

The Real Meaning Of Christmas It's that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of "Merry Christmas" to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas? For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don't have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmas time when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Turkey dinners may be only a wish and not a reality for some. Yet, Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. You see, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event. They knew this was no ordinary baby. The prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years before. The star stopped over Bethlehem just to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child. Luke 2: 4-19 says: "So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

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Most Beautiful Island Archipelagos

Most Beautiful Island Archipelagos | Archipelago Sea Adventures we present some of the world’s wondrous archipelagos: Everyone remembers the iconic Archipelago Sea Adventures image of Ursula Andress swaggering out the sea, wearing nothing but a skimpy bikini and a knife in the James Bond Movie, Dr No. Since then many of us have imagined what life would be like on such an island – in more ways than one – and some are lucky enough to be living the dream. From white sandy beaches to snow-capped peaks, Pacific Oceania Archipelagos Once an active volcano, the idyllic Polynesian archipelago of Bora Bora is made up of the remnants of the collapsed cone, and is one of the world’s number one destinations for romantic getaways. Located about 140 miles (230 km) northwest of the Tahitian capital, Papeete, Bora Bora was originally named Pora Pora, which means ‘first born’ in Tahitian, but documents from the 18/19th century list the island as Bolabolla and over time it seems the two names have become one. The lush green cliffs of Hawaii tower high above the Pacific Ocean just under 2,000 miles from the United States coastline. Hundreds of islands, scattered over 1,500 miles, make up the archipelago chain and many still demonstrate their volcanic origins, with live lava flows and steaming rocks. Hawaii is most popular with deathwish surfers seeking some of the best waves in the world. Consisting of over 3,000 islands, the entire country of Japan is an archipelago. It sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire at the juncture of three tectonic plates, making it a pretty lively country in terms of volcanic activity. Catastrophic earthquakes and tsunamis occur several times a century, with the most recent Chuetsu earthquake in 2004. The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are a geological phenomenon and one of the Philippines top tourists attractions. Spread over an area of 20 square miles are 1,268 grass-covered, cone-shaped limestone mounds, the highest being about 120 meters in height, and so called as the grass turns a chocolate brown color during the dry season. Bohol is the 10th largest island of the Philippines archipelago, which comprises 7,107 islands in total. The South Pacific islands of Fiji are an ever-popular tourist destination as the climate is warm and tropical most of the year. There are 322 islands in all but only 106 are inhabited, with the larger islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu being the most populated. The island of Vorovoro is currently home to sustainable development project Tribewanted, which is now in its third year and proving to be a huge success in ecotourism. Popular with scuba divers, the island archipelago of Vanuatu is relatively small in comparison to other archipelagos with just 82 islands. Ownership of the country has changed hands many times over the years but after an independence movement in the 1970s the archipelago became the Republic of Vanautu in 1980. Known to native Maoris as Aotearoa, or The Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand is made up of three main islands – the North Island, South Island and Stewart Island, as well as several smaller islands. Its myriad landforms make New Zealand is an exciting place, with tropical islands to the north, bubbling geysers in the sulphuric region of Rotorua, glaciers to the west of the south island and alps in the south. The island nation of Palau is located about 500 miles (800 km) east of the Philippines and is one the world’s youngest. One of the beautiful islands was used in TV show Survivor, which spurred an interest in Palau as a holiday destination.

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The Hottest News

The Hottest News                   1.Trina Merry And Her Human Motorbikes 2.Michelle Jenneke – The Hottest Hurdler Ever 3.PSY’s “Gangnam Style” Video Goes Viral 26 Oct Trina Merry And Her Human Motorbikes Artist Trina Merry, from San Francisco, California, has truly lifted art to a new level with her human motorbike creations which are bound to get plenty of adrenalin rush. Merry is inspired by what our bodies can and cannot do. For her human motorbike creations, she uses naked models covered in bodypaint and contorted into human motorbikes. The incredible designs will be used to front the Progressive International Motorbike Show as it tours the U.S Another incredible design Another incredible design Michelle Jenneke –

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The 100 Most Beautiful Words

The 100 Most Beautiful in English                                                                                                  They were chosen by Robert Beard, who has been making dictionaries, creating word lists, and writing poetry for 40 years. For five years he wrote the Word of the Day at yourDictionary.com and since 2004 he has written up 1500 words in the series, So, What's the Good Word? here at alphaDictionary. Below is a select list of his favorite words that he used in his poetry—or wishes he had. Dr. Beard's book is a collection of the loveliest words in the English language, carefully researched and written up in small one-page essays designed to help increase the beauty of our conversations and our understanding of how and why we speak the ways we do. The book is the handbook for lovers for it contains an essay on what makes words beautiful so that the reader may go beyond the book in beautifying his or her speech. It also explains how English is interrelated with other languages in the world and why so many of our most beautiful words are borrowed from them. The book is printed in large easy-to-read type, great for travel since you may start and stop on any page. The words in this book will decorate your articles, essays, blogs, term papers, memos, love letters-even conversations with those we love. The table of contents below will tell you what the book contains; just remember that the definitions below are not those found in the book and each essay in the book just begins with the definition. Click any of the first four for a free sample of the book. The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English Ailurophile A cat-lover. Assemblage A gathering. Becoming Attractive. Beleaguer To exhaust with attacks. Brood To think alone. Bucolic In a lovely rural setting. Bungalow A small, cozy cottage. Chatoyant Like a cat's eye. Comely Attractive. Conflate To blend together. Cynosure A focal point of admiration. Dalliance A brief love affair. Demesne Dominion, territory. Demure Shy and reserved. Denouement The resolution of a mystery. Desuetude Disuse. Desultory Slow, sluggish.

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Campbell's Soup

A smile in every spoonful With delicious ingredients and a variety of mouth-watering flavors, Campbell’s® Condensed soups bring a smile to the end of every spoonful. Make your family smile–one spoonful at a time. From Chicken Noodle to Tomato and everything in between, Campbell’s® has the mouth-watering flavors and delicious goodness that are sure to please! Campbell’s® Soup PLUS A Quick and Easy Meal Idea Start with your favorite Campbell’s® Condensed soup, add a starch, like pasta or rice to the pot, and stir it up for a quick and easy meal your family will love. Watch the video and download the PDF of all the Soup PLUS recipes. Bean with Bacon Soup PLUS Rice Heat 1 can (11 1/2 ounces) soup and 1 can water in saucepan to a boil. Stir in 1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 20 min. or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.

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12 Superfoods

12 Superfoods Avocado Avocados aren’t only delicious, but they’re packed with an impressive array of antioxidants. While it’s true that avocados are high in fat (roughly 85% of an average-sized avocado’s 230 calories comes from fat), it’s unsaturated fat, which, like olive oil, plays a role in a heart healthy diet. For more information about heart health, click here. Avocados can easily be incorporated into your diet in salads, sandwiches or snacks. And although avocados aren’t typically cooked, gently warming them, as they are in this soup, brings out the rich flavor. When shopping for avocados, choose those that give slightly when squeezed—but don’t squeeze them too hard or the flesh inside will bruise and discolor. The skin should be dark greenish-black with no signs of wrinkling. Don’t worry if the only avocados you can find are rock-hard: they ripen quickly and easily at room temperature. Just leave them on the counter or in a paper bag until they’re soft. And resist any urge to refrigerate ripe avocados as the flesh will turn mushy very quickly. After cutting, it’s a good idea to sprinkle the avocado with lemon or lime juice to prevent it from turning brown. Berries From blueberries to raspberries, strawberries and everything in between, nearly all berries are fantastic fruits for regularly incorporating into a healthy diet. And some more exotic berries have been getting a lot of press recently: açai [ah-SAI-ee] and goji [GOH-jee] berries are most often found dried or are added as juice to prepared juice blends. Try incorporating the juice into side dishes, salad dressings or desserts. It’s not difficult to get berries into your menus—simply toss a handful onto your morning cereal, stir into yogurt or blend into a smoothie for a quick breakfast. They’re also terrific tossed into salads at lunch or into turkey salad for a sandwich. When shopping for fresh berries, look for those with the most intense color and aroma, and inspect the container for any mold or bleeding (which is an indicator of smashed fruit). Eat the berries within a day or two of purchase, no more—they are extremely fragile and don’t have a long shelf life. And rinse them just before you intend to eat them. Water causes the berries to deteriorate rapidly. Interestingly, frozen fruit is as nutritious as fresh, so a bag or two stashed in the freezer make morning smoothies even easier!   Broccoli Closely related to cabbage and cauliflower (part of the cruciferous family of vegetables), broccoli contains an array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. One cup of raw broccoli contains over a day’s worth of vitamins C and K. (For tips on incorporating vegetables into your diet, click here.) When purchasing broccoli, choose stalks with compact florets that show no signs of yellowing or opening. The florets should be deep green in color and the stalks should be firm with no signs of wilting or drying. Store broccoli in a plastic bag with as much air squeezed out of the bag as possible; stored in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, it will keep for seven to 10 days. Avoid washing broccoli until you plan to cook it as water will cause the florets to spoil, and it’s best not to cut broccoli until you plan to cook or eat it: cutting can cause loss of vitamin C. And don’t throw out the stalks! They’re as delicious as the florets, but because they’re dense and fibrous, will need additional cooking time. Just begin cooking them first, then after a few minutes add the florets and finish cooking the stalks with the florets. Of course, broccoli makes a great vegetable side dish for practically any entrée, but it’s also a terrific addition to salads, skillets, pastas and soup.   Citrus Packed with vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant), all citrus fruits, from oranges to tangerines, lemons, limes and grapefruit, should be included in a healthy diet. Most citrus fruit is available year-round but it’s especially good during the winter months (tangerines and Mandarin oranges are winter-only crops). Regardl

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Cook Like Iron Chef With Michael Symon

Cook Like Iron Chef With Michael Symon                                          Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his four restaurants in America’s heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network. Since being named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, Michael and his restaurants have been awarded numerous honors: In 2010, he was the first chef ever to host the annual Farm Aid benefit concert; Bon Appetit magazine included B Spot on their list of “Top 10 Best New Burger Joints”; and B Spot’s Fat Doug burger won the People’s Choice Award at the SoBe Wine & Food Festival. In 2009, Michael earned The James

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10 Types Of Love

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Daily Aww: Love Is Cute And Cozy Photos

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True Meaning Of Love by Maria Dolores R

True Meaning Of Love Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. When we love someone a lot of times the best way to show it is to not only let them use their own wings to fly, but is also to encourage them to fly as well. Loving someone isn't about keeping them all to yourself so that the world isn't able to see their light shine bright, but is instead holding them up as a candle to the world to create more light. Seeing someone that you love happy will make one feel a thousand times more fulfilled than them being happy themselves alone. Never be afraid to let your love's light shine bright. You will quickly realize how important it is that when you are in a relationship with someone, seeing them happy makes you just as happy, while seeing them sad or angry will also affect you in those ways. Positive energy produces positive energy, while negative energy produces the opposite. God Always Has Your Back     God has your back, and if you just believe, and put your hopes on His promises, there will be no day that has past that you don't feel great about. Taking it one day at a time is really all that we can do to become the person we truly want to become! God has your back, and if you just believe, and put your hopes on His promises, there will be no day that has past that you don't feel great about, because you are on one accord! Telling Someone Why You Love Them     Telling someone why you love them is like

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Top 10 Cities To Be In Spain Summer 2012

Top 10 Cities to be in Spain Summer 2012 1. Barcelona Barcelona is without a doubt the most popular city to visit in Spain. With its Gaudi architecture, Las Ramblas and the vibrant city life, it is a vacation in itself! 2. Madrid Madrid gets mixed reactions from many visitors: some find the pace of life and diversity of the city incredibly exciting, while others are daunted by the size of the city and fail to get to grips with what Madrid can offer. The longer you spend here, the more you’ll enjoy it.  3. Valencia Valencia is a lot smaller than you would expect from the third most populated city in Spain, but it still has enough charm to keep you busy for a couple of days. Don’t forget to try the Paella Valenciana! (Paella was invented in Valencia.)

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Top 10 Footballers Of The World 2012

The Highest Paid:Top 10 Footballers Of The World 2012 By Cooper on May 16, 2012 Here is our Top 10 List of Most Paid Footballers  of the world for year 2012. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi  is the highest-paid football player in the world in 2012, with a total income of €33 million derived from his salary, bonuses and commercial endorsements, according to the Football Rich List 2012 recently released by highly-respected France Football magazine. Messi  is  followed by former England captain David Beckham and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.  1.  Lionel Andrés Messi  Earnings 2012: €33 million Date of Birth: Jun. 24, 1987 Country: Argentina Club: Barcelona Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and captains the Argentina national team, where he mainly serves as a forward. Dubbed the “New Maradona”, Messi is a prodigy in the game though he suffered from a growth hormone deficiency when he was a child. 2.David Beckham  Earnings 2012: €31.5 million Date of Birth: May 2, 1975 Country: England Club: Los Angeles Galaxy Mack Daddy David Beckham, currently playing for Los Angeles Galaxy, comes in a close second with a combined income of €31.5 million, €26 million of which came from advertising and endorsement contracts. The footballer previously played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, AC

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Top 10 Most Weird And Amazing Pics

Top 10 Most Weird and Amazing Pics on Internet

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Tips To Stretch Smartphone Battery Life

Tips to Stretch Smartphone Battery Life                         Everyone is complaining about small battery life of Smartphones. It’s possible that smartphones can last for long, as long as how to keep the battery at max.  It is very simple. One just needs to know how to do it. Phone manufacturers are working hard to improve battery life. Till that happens. Here are some tips to help stretch your mobile phones battery life:  Power Saving Mode Almost all Smartphones have battery saving modes which could be found in the Settings menu. If it’s activated and battery reaches a certain level, this mode stops all intensive battery using features like push email, screen brightness and social updates. Only Apple doesn’t have battery saving mode on its iPhones. Power Saving Mode Almost all Smartphones have battery saving modes which could be found in the Settings menu. If it’s activated and battery reaches a certain level, this mode stops all intensive battery using features

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Signs If He Loves You

Signs He Loves You Even If He Doesn’t Say It Out Loud Dating a guy can be easy. But reading his mind? Well, that’s tricky business. Several guys are quite comfortable with expressing their affections for the one they love.  But most guys have a hard time expressing their feelings the romantic way. Your guy may say that he loves you, but he may not be the most proficient when it comes to expressing just how much you mean to him. If you’re dating the guy already, read on. But if you want to know if a guy you’re not dating just yet likes you, read these awesome signs in signs he’s in love with you already. Signs he loves you a lot You can try to prod romantic answers out of the man you love, but it’ll still leave you confused. But there are ways to know just how much he loves you without forcing words out of his mouth. All you need to do is read the signs. [Read: 30 facts about guys that can help you read his mind] For girls, saying ‘I love you’ is the biggest sign of commitment in a relationship. And girls love feeling reassured every now and then. But for guys, saying ‘I love you’ the first few times is important. Beyond that, compatibility and understanding matters more than anything else. [Read: The different stages of love for guys] If your boyfriend or husband doesn’t express his romantic side as often as you’d like him to, it doesn’t mean he’s getting bored of you. He may actually be indulging in many other ways to express his true love for you. But are you really noticing it? 25 unspoken signs and gestures that prove your guy loves you If you really want to know just how much your man loves you, stop letting words play the important part. Instead, watch his behavior and use these 25 signs he loves you to read his mind. It’ll help you understand your man better and even make you see just how much he really loves you!

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How Men Think About Relationships

How Men Think About Relationships There are so many things about a man’s mind that makes him predictable and easy to understand. Have you ever wondered about how men think, especially when it comes to relationships and the opposite sex? Sometimes, just understanding the way most men think can make life a lot easier for women when it comes to impressing a man, or even flattering him. How men think You may try to win a man’s heart, or make a deep impression on him or you may even want to change him to suit your whims and fancies. Instead of trying to change your man to become your definition of a dream man, just use these simple tips. And everything will fall perfectly into place, just as long as you remember how men think. Men think all compliments are true If there’s one think a woman can’t go wrong with, it’s a compliment. Almost all men think all compliments addressed to them are completely true. Compliment a man and he’ll never think it’s a lie. Women may think twice about a compliment, but men always believe what they hear. Compliment a man and he’ll appreciate you for it, and think of you fondly each time he remembers that compliment. [Read: How to flirt with a guy] Do you want your man to start working out? Just tell him he’s got great shoulders, with just a bit of fat covering his muscles. He’ll start working out just to try and retain that compliment. On the other hand, have you ever found your man butt naked and checking himself out in front of the mirror? Chances are, someone’s told him he’s got a sexy backside. Men are easily impressed You may find this ridiculous, but it’s so true! Men may know it and even be wary of it, but they just can’t help it. Men are easily impressed by women who flirt back with them or exchange a flirty smile. All men think women who reciprocate their moves or at least acknowledge it are the nicest and

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Future Passenger Planes In The World

Future Passenger Planes in The World 10. This design was presented by Miami University USA. It can turn at 90 degree, by doing that it will change it´s speed from sub sonic to supersonic. 9. This design was presented by Lockheed Martin Company. 8. This is a future design by Airbus.

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How To Make A Girl Laugh, Smile And Like You

How to Make a Girl Laugh, Smile and Like You Instantly The first conversation plays a big part in impressing a girl. You could be introduced to her, or you may walk into her in the hallway. All it takes is the first few minutes for her to make an impression about you. Being a guy, that’s a pretty scary idea if you don’t know what it takes to impress a girl. But if you do know how to appear warm and likeable at first sight, you’ve got the dating game to your advantage already. [Read: 15 things girls look for in a guy to fall for him instantly] How to make a girl laugh For a guy who doesn’t know the first thing about humor, the idea of turning into a funny Jim Carrey overnight can be daunting. But the truth is simple. All of us can be funny guys when the situation arises. We just need to understand what kind of funny we’re good at and use it successfully. For starters, here’s a piece of advice. Don’t be a wannabe funny guy. The wannabe funny guy is the guy who says something *he thinks is funny* and looks at the girl expectantly waiting for her to laugh. And if she doesn’t laugh, this wannabe guy does the unthinkable. He says something like “oh, you don’t think that was funny?” or “hey, you’re supposed to laugh now…” with a straight face. [Read: 10 biggest dating turn offs for girls] Don’t screw yourself over by making things awkward for the girl talking to you. How to avoid being the wannabe funny guy and be the real funny guy A real funny guy who knows how to make a girl laugh doesn’t wait for applause. The show must go on. Say something funny, wait for a flash of a second for her to respond, and continue talking. If the girl finds it funny, she’ll laugh. If she doesn’t, you don’t lose anything. You’re still talking, and you can just say something else that’s funny when the moment arises! [Read: How to approach a girl you don't know and impress her] Here are 6 tips that can help you understand what it takes to be a funny guy, before you try making a girl laugh. #1 Don’t try too hard. Don’t memorize jokes off the internet. That doesn’t make you a funny and charming guy. It makes you a poser who’s trying to be a joker. #2 Learn from funny people. You don’t have to try to be funny in your own way, especially if you don’t know where to start. Notice funny people, be it friends or comedians. Watch the funny guys in stand up clubs and in the funny movies, and you’d see that it’s less to do with saying the joke, and more to do with your timing and body language. #3 Don’t overdo it. A funny guy doesn’t just utter funny one-liners all the time. A funny guy is creative. He’s a regular guy who’s fun to hang out with. But every now and then, he uses the circumstances around him to say something that’s a laugh. Remember that. You don’t always have to be funny every second, wait for the right moment when you remember or see something that’s worth a laugh. #4 The annoying funny guy. When you try too hard, you’d end up coming across as a very annoying guy. He’s the wannabe funny guy who looks around the room, hoping someone will find his joke funny and laugh with him. Don’t try too hard ever, or you’d just look pathetic. #5 Don’t laugh looking at others. If you find something funny, laugh wholeheartedly. A happy laugh is totally infectious. Even if the girl you’re with doesn’t laugh, she’ll warm up to you *unless you’re laughing the maniacal laugh*. #6 Don’t be bored. Let your happiness consume her. Feel happy when you speak to a girl you’re trying to impress.

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Holidaying in Beautiful Bora Bora

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Holiday In Beautiful Bora Bora

Holiday in Beautiful Bora Bora By Cliff Morris Great holidays and vacations are hard to find, and when you find one, it’s hard to ever forget it. And Bora Bora is the perfect example of such a fab holiday. We ventured onto the main island of Bora Bora very frequently, on the hourly shuttle. The boat ride generally takes around ten minutes to take us to the main island. The prices in this island are exorbitantly high though, that’s when we realized that a paradise lost is never cheap when it’s found again! And to think that we actually thought most of our expenditure was done on the flight and the hotel stay. The food is very exotic and excellent if you order the right ones, but it’s rather expensive if you’re going to pay fifty dollars for a small course at the cheapest shacks by the sea side! The fares of the cabs too are extremely high, and so is almost everything else at Bora Bora. But hey, if you’re going to be holding back and counting coins, or more precisely small fortunes, then perhaps holidaying in beautiful Bora Bora isn’t for you! But if you’re ready to weep over your credit card bills after your return, and not fuss about money until then, then perhaps this is just the place! One of the souvenirs that one must definitely pick up are the black pearls of Polynesia. The prices vary greatly, the cheaper ones being a Quasimodo and way on top, we have the perfect Belle de Jour. The pearls are farmed in these islands, and Boga Boga and Papeete are amongst the best places to buy them. Window shopping for these pearls is really enjoyable, as in every shop you go, the old shopkeeper would try explaining the process of choosing the perfect pearl.

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Romance in a Glass – Types of Wine

Romance in a Glass – Types of Wine Have you always been fascinated by the different types of wine, the way it looks or by the way it is treated by the connoisseurs of wine? Do people really know the types of wine? It might seem stupid to ask someone about wine, but quite frankly, there are just a handful of people who really know about wine. Wine drinking has always been associated with sophistication and class, and you can seem like a “know-it-all” even if you know just how to pronounce the name right. First of all, before you set out to find the perfect wine, there are a few things that you have to know about the types of wines, if you want to please your date, and share a great bottle of wine! Types of Wine Winemakers throughout the world use hundreds of different grape varieties to make different kinds of wine. The types of grapes used to make a wine are probably the single most important factor in the taste of the wine. There are a few varieties that you are most likely to come across as you scan through a list of different wines. Knowing these basic varieties can help you order the best kind, and impress your date at the same time! Cabernet Sauvignon [Cab-er-nay Sau-vin-yon]  This is the world’s most renowned grape variety for the production of red wines. The best Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Bordeaux, France, although it is grown in most of the major wine producing areas. Chardonnay [Shar-doh-nay]  This has become the world’s most often purchased dry white wine. Chardonnay is grown in nearly every wine producing area of the world. Usually aged in oak barrels, the wine is rich in strong flavors and aromas. The wine contains a fruity character with vanilla and buttery components. Chenin Blanc [Shen-in Blaank]  It is one of the most widely grown grapes. These days, many vineyards are replacing this grape with Chardonnay and other grapes that can fetch higher prices. It has a very fruity character and blends very well with Chardonnay to add fruit and acidity. Grenache [Gren-ash]

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The Merry Berry

The Merry Berry CBN.com – Have you seen the funny television commercials featuring two fellows standing in a flooded cranberry bog? Their humor may be dry, but they're preparing to "wet-harvest" their cranberries. A merry berry harvest There are two methods for harvesting cranberries – wet and dry. Berries that will be made into juice or sauce are wet-harvested. The bog is purposely flooded with water, then a special machine agitates the water like an egg beater so the berries are loosened from the vines and drift to the surface. Workers round up the floating fruit and load it onto trucks. Berries that are sold fresh in bags are "dry-harvested" by simply combing them from the vines with a mechanical picker. These cranberries are sometimes called "bounce berries" because they rebound fairly well. The wet-harvesting method is a beautiful sight, with the floating berries resembling a garnet and ruby sea. Those gorgeous shades of red make cranberries a pretty addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas table. But these merry berries are such nutritional gems that it would be a shame to enjoy them only during the holidays.   The good-for-you cranberry Long before we were stringing cranberries and popcorn to decorate the Christmas tree, Native Americans used the berries for food, fabric dye and as medicine to treat various ailments. That's not surprising, because cranberries have a host of health benefits. Studies show that the total concentration of antioxidants in cranberries is higher than most other fruits. An especially potent class of antioxidants in cranberries called proanthocyanidins (PACs) may help suppress the activity of bacteria that cause certain health problems. In fact, studies show this is why drinking cranberry juice helps fight urinary tract infections.

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How to Have a Long Term Relationship That Lasts

How to Have a Long Term Relationship That Lasts                   A long term relationship may seem romantic and inspiring, but is it really easy to achieve? In the fast paced world that we live in, finding someone who will truly love us back is a miracle. But then, are long term relationships too much to ask for? There may be a lot of distractions and new potentials to fall in love with these days. But if you truly are happy in a relationship with a special someone, you’d involuntarily understand that attractions and desires can crop up all the time, but nothing can ever beat the love and emotional attachment you share with your own lover. Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it really doesn’t have to. How to have a long term relationship Almost every relationship has the potential to become a long relationship that can fill your life with happiness. But it takes the unconditional effort of two unique individuals who truly love each other to create a magical fantasy called a happy long term relationship. Use these twelve steps to create a long term relationship out of your budding romance. #1 Build your compatibility   Falling in love may seem spontaneous, but as the relationship grows, you’d start to realize that the spontaneous love starts to flicker and transition into a mature love that’s based on understanding and compatibility. Can you really live with each other? You may have different perspectives and interests, but can you find a way to bring them all under one roof and still live happily? What may now seem like a minor nuisance can eventually turn into something that can end a relationship. #2 Never let frustrations and hatred build up   Never ever let a mole hill grow into a mountain. If something about your partner or their behavior disturbs you, learn to say it out immediately. Every time you yell at a partner or find yourself getting frustrated, you have to understand that it doesn’t happen all of a sudden. Frustrations always build up slowly. What starts off as a little nagging thought slowly builds up over time into hatred and anger. But if you let things build up in your head, your partner would never understand the things that really bother you, until the day you burst out in a rage. Retaliation and ego are the two traits of humans that surface first when someone makes an accusation. Unless you’re looking for an argument, help you partner understand you better by talking about anything that bothers you, even if it seems trivial at first. [Read: How to fight fair in a relationship] #3 Be truthful and frank with each other If you want to know how to have a long term relationship, you need to learn to be truthful with each other, be it about a nagging irritation, a fancy sexual fetish or a friendly crush on

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Toxic Friends – 10 Types Of Friends To Avoid

Toxic Friends – 10 Types of Friends to Avoid A good lover can complete you and make you feel alive. And just like that, a good group of friends too, can motivate you and cheer you up. But on the other hand, a few bad friends can drag you into the pits or ruin your life too. Choose your friends carefully, and always make sure that the friends closest to you are the ones that can make life better for you, and not worse. Types of friends to avoid Here is a list of ten types of friends that you really need to avoid. These toxic friends may seem like fun at times or even feel like thrilling risk takers, but when the crap hits the fan, it’ll be you under it. #1 The Cheater Many friendships have been crumpled and crushed, because a best friend hit on a friend’s romantic partner. To avoid making best friends with this type, avoid the sneaky flirts, the sweet talkers and generally, people who try flattering you and talking like you mean the world to them. You’d be better off with someone who’s more true and down to earth with their claims. #2 The Competitor Any kind of competition is healthy in every relationship but when claws start to come out and things get extremely competitive between friends, things can get

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When Best Friends Become Enemies

When Best Friends Become Enemies You thought she was your well-wisher. You thought she was your confidante. You knew she could stay by your side forever. But remember, life comes with its own share of good and bad. Now think again. There are times when you also feel like she is the root cause for most of the unfortunate events in your life, especially in events concerning your man. That’s when you look at her and would see iniquitous eyes and two evil horns threatening to knock you down any moment. She could conspire against you and play her wicked mind games on you. You know who I am talking about, don’t you? No! Not your mother-in-law. Of course not your mother and definitely not that girl back in school that always beat you in academics. I am talking about your girl pal, the one you call your Best Friend Forever! No doubt she’s close to you, but once you have a man in your life, your best friend can change overnight. Ever wondered what happens to that oh-so-sweet girl you once knew? Why does she act so unusual all of a sudden? Stoically, in most cases, when it comes to love-lives, girl pals often tend to show their bitter side of being.

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Bad Friends – When To End A Friendship

Bad Friends – When to End a Friendship All of us have had our share of bad friends through the years. But have you really learnt your lesson, or do you still find yourself in a bad friendship even now? One of the first things we have to understand about bad friends is that they suck the life out of you, slowly and surely. Instead of trying to fix someone up all the time, learn to understand when to end a friendship, especially if it’s a bad one. Life with bad friends Even since we were little boys and girls, we’ve been made to believe that friendships last forever, that our friends are always going to be there for us. We were our happiest when we were with friends. Besides being our friends, they act as our support group, escort agents and shopping guides. But friendship also comes with a “conditions apply” clause. The give-and-take policy works here too, as with everything else in the world. The last time you and your friend went shopping and saw that exclusive Gucci bag, did she just step aside and let you have it or do you still have those tell-tale injury marks to prove your survival? Even among guys, when you spot a hot coworker down the lane, does your friend walk beside you or does he speed up his pace to be the first to talk to her? When we were kids, there was always the bully of a friend who wanted the best toys, and ousted other kids from the group if they refused his every beck and call. And now during our adult life too, things aren’t very different. Understanding a bad friendship Many of us find ourselves in the middle of a bad friendship. Every one of us has a bad friend in our own group of friends. Now who exactly is a bad friend, you may ask. For starters, they are the ones who expect to be included in every single outing, the ones who take over the story you have been telling somebody else, and the ones that try to dominate you every second of your life. Initially, every bad friend presents themselves as a kind and caring person. But it’s all just an act, even if your friend doesn’t know it themselves. Bad friends are unintentional masters in the art of deception. There’s a fine line between being there for a friend and never being away from friends. In the workplace, there is the bad

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Managing Angry Emotions – How to Stay Calm

Managing Angry Emotions – How to Stay Calm People who generally suppress anger tend to find release and relief through unhealthy methods that could eventually lead to destructive habits like smoking, alcohol or drugs. Some others seek recourse through junk food or become couch potatoes. Not only are these remedies fraught with dangerous side effects, they only temporarily insensate. They might help you forget but they can’t make the problems go away.  Another side effect of suppressing anger would be that it would make itself felt in other negative behaviors like cynicism, backbiting, revenge, faultfinding, etc. or detrimental conditions like depression, self-hatred or persecution complex. Research has conclusively proved that suppressing anger can cause feelings of tiredness, can lower immunity levels and bring on colds, headaches, ulcers, backaches, bowel troubles, skin problems and also lead to other major health problems like tumors, cancer or heart attacks. Handling It Anger can be directed at yourself, other people or things. Its reactions range through an entire gamut. Other than flying off the handle, the other forms of anger that people resort to are refusal to feel anything, displacing the anger and taking it out on someone else, bouts of crying, revengeful feelings, frustration, shaking or trembling, physical confrontation or overreaction. Researchers trace anger patterns to family background. But before you begin to blame your upbringing, consider what kind of a pattern you are setting for your future generations. We are taught to handle most other emotions but anger. But then better late than never. Handling anger can be learnt at any age as long as one is willing to learn. Managing It What is anger management?  It is adopting techniques that will help you handle yourself better and control your reactions by reducing the escalation of emotional feelings and also the physiological arousal that anger causes. You can’t change others but you have the power to change yourself for the better. And only you have the power to do it. You have to stand up and take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Counseling Anger rises from angry thoughts, depression arises from anger that has been suppressed, so if you have trouble resolving issues, a therapist could help. A psychologist could provide you with techniques that work for you that can transform your thinking.

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Top 10 Most Visited Rainforest Of The World 2012

Top 10 Most Visited Rainforest of The World 2012 1.Great Bear Rainforest The Great Bear Rainforest is the name coined by environmental groups in the mid-1990s to refer to a region of temperate rain forest in Canada, on the British Columbia Coast between Vancouver Island and Southeast Alaska.Part of the larger Pacific temperate rain forest ecoregion, the Great Bear Rainforest is also known as the Central and North Coast forest, or simply the Central and North Coast. 2.Equador’s cloud forests The Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve is a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) certified conservation area on the North-Western slopes of the Andean mountain range and is located 52 km from the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito. The lodge itself comprises guest rooms, 10 km of walking trails and the four storey geodesic dome, which contains a restaurant, viewing platforms and further accommodation. The Reserve was first established in 1991 by a British/Colombian couple. The area won the Audubon Christmas Bird Count for the Americas in 2006, 2007, and 2008. 3.The Amazon Rainforests The Amazon Rainforest (Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Spanish: Selva Amazónica, Amazonía or usually Amazonia; French: Forêt amazonienne; Dutch: Amazoneregenwoud), also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), of which five and a half million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia,

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Top 14 Most Stunning Lakes In The World

Top 14 Most Stunning Lakes in The World                                            We have here the 14 most famous lakes in the world – these lakes have been chosen for this lake because they are the deepest, the highest, the oldest and, above all else, the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lakes are an important part of nature, and we highly recommend you go visit these specific places if you ever have a chance to travel. 1.       Lake Atitlán Guatemalan Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán) is a large endorheic lake in the Guatemalan Highlands. Atitlan is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America with maximum depth about340 meters. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanoes on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people. Lake Atitlán is about 50 kilometers west-northwest of Antigua. 2.       Crater Lake USA Crater Lake is a caldera lake located in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot (655 m) deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 (± 150) years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. There are no rivers flowing into or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years. 3.       Lake Bled Slovene Lake Bled Slovene: Blejsko jezero is a glacial lake in the Julian Alps in Northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. The area is a popular tourist destination. The lake is 2,120 m (6,960 ft) long and 1,380 m (4,530 ft) wide, with a maximum depth of 30.6 m (100 ft). The lake is situated in a picturesque environment, surrounded by mountains and forests. The medieval-era Bled Castle stands above the lake on the north shore. The lake surrounds Bled Island, the only natural island in Slovenia. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Slovenian: Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), built in the 15th century, where weddings are held regularly. The church has a 52 m (171 ft) tower and there is a stairway with 99 steps leading up to the building. Traditionally it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the 99 steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church. 4.      

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Top 10 Amazing Metro Stations Of The World

Top 10 Amazing Metro Stations of the World 1.  The Moscow Metro The Moscow Metro is probably the most impressive in the world. Opened in 1935, was conceived as ‘a palace for the people. Komsomolskaya stations (pictured), Ploshchad Revolyutsii Mayakovskaya or decorated with crystal chandeliers, sculptures, mosaics and paintings that replicate military feats of World War II. The subject does not change, military, historic, communist. Sometimes it seems Greek. But its beauty is unquestionable. 2.  The London Underground The London Underground is the oldest in the world. Started functioning almost 150 years ago, on 10 January 1863. With 274 stations open and more than 408 kilo meters of active lines, carries more than one billion passengers a year. During the Olympic Games held this year in the capital London. One of its biggest stations is Baker Street, in honour of the ‘original residence’ of the iconic fictional character, Sherlock Holmes. When the subway opened in 1863, Baker Street was one of the stations that were between Paddington and Farringdon Street, the world’s first underground route. And today remains one of the nerve centers of the city. In the picture, you can see a statue of the legendary detective opposite Baker Street Station. 3.  The Metro New York With 468 stations, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and 1,056 kilo meters of track, the Metro New York is the largest urban transportation throughout the United States, and one of the largest in the world. Known as the ‘subway’ (underground), the fact is that 40%

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Atlantic Ocean Road Norway A Must Visit Place

Atlantic Ocean Road Norway A Must Visit Place By Cooper on July 14, 2012 The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Norwegian: Atlanterhavsveien) is a 8.3-kilometer  long section of County Road 64 which runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averøy in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. The fixed link passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. The road runs between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy and Vevang in Eida. The road

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Billion Dollar House: Mukesh Ambani´s Home Antilla

Billion Dollar House: Mukesh Ambani's Home Antilla in Mumbai When India’s richest man completed his extravagant 27-story new house here last year, it incited a public debate along the lines of “What’s he trying to prove?” According to Forbes its net worth is estimated at $27 billion. Here are some of it pictures :  Exterior Picture of Mukesh-Ambani-House   Lobby of Mukesh Ambani House Mukesh Ambani House Ballroom 

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Top Ten Iconic Architecture Buildings In The World

Top Ten Iconic Architecture Buildings in the World The new World Trade Center After the attacks of 11-S in New York many wondered if the Downtown New York would one day be back on its feet but it is yet to be done (2014). Furthermore, it returns to life with the arrival of large companies that want to settle, as the publisher Conde Nast and even Goldman Sachs, nearly two years ago moved their headquarters just steps away from Ground Zero. CCTV Headquarters It is the headquarters of China Central Television Headquarters, the national television of China located in Beijing. The building is a peculiar strip to be formed by folding of impressive dimensions overhangs that are trimmed in the sky. It was designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, one of the ‘Michelangelo’ of modern art. The Dancing House Designed with a mixture of surrealism and pop art, buildings by architect Frank Gehry set the course

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Top Vegetable Salads

Top Vegetable Salads                  It's easy to eat your veggies with these vegetable salad recipes! 7 Vegetable Salad Recipe 7 Vegetable Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home        Italian dressing jazzed up with basil and chives sparks the flavor of this eye-catching salad. The blanched veggies in this colorful combination retain their crispness quite nicely. —Sara Lindler of Irmo, South Carolina This recipe is: Healthy Quick Diabetic Friendly 7 Vegetable Salad Reci30     30     Ingredients 1 cup cut fresh green beans 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas 1 cup sliced yellow summer squash 1 cup sliced zucchini 1/2 cup julienned onion  2 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 cup coarsely grated carrots 2/3 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing 4 teaspoons minced chives 2 teaspoons dried basil Directions In a saucepan, bring 2 in. of water to a boil. Add beans, peas, yellow squash, zucchini and onion. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain; rinse with cold water and pat dry. Place vegetables in a bowl; add the remaining ingredients. Gently stir to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1/2 cup) equals 47 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable. ABC Salad Recipe ABC Salad Recipe photo by Taste of     Apples, broccoli and dried cranberries combine in this fresh-tasting salad. I came up with the recipe after tasting something similar at a restaurant buffet. ABC Salad Recipe15    15     Ingredients 1/2 cup canola oil  3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided  1 teaspoon Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar 1/4 teaspoon sal 1 cup dried cranberries  3 large red apples, cut into 1/2-inch

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21 Natural Organic Pesticides

21 Homemade Insecticide Recipes: Natural Organic Pesticides Most people do not want to deal with plant bugs – in the garden or on their houseplants. Worse yet is handling toxic chemicals to control the pest. It’s not surprising how many people are looking for natural pesticide solutions and homemade insecticide recipes, which are easy to make, cheap and effective involving no fancy ingredients. Most of the items you can find in your kitchen. Here’s one: Garlic Tea – Make your own garlic spray by boiling a pint of water, throw in roughly chopped garlic cloves and steep until the water cools. Remove garlic bits then apply. (Source: TipNut) Natural Homemade Pesticides: Recipes & Tips  75 Comments    Print     Email These homemade pesticides are cheap and easy to make with many being just as effective as some commercial products on the market. No fancy ingredients required, everything you need is likely stocked in your kitchen and garden. Most of the ingredients are earth friendly and natural with the harshest being liquid dish detergent–no need to use toxic chemicals! Tip: The best method of pest control in the garden is to keep your plants healthy so they don’t attract bugs. Fertilize as needed (see How To Make Compost Tea) and stay on top of weeds by pulling them as they appear or using weed killers (see Homemade Weed Killer Recipes & Tips). Begin treating for insects as soon as you notice signs of an infestation, the sooner you start the easier it will be to get rid of the critters. Note: For recipes that require liquid dish detergent, use the basic stuff–nothing fancy with added bleach, nothing concentrated and no special antibacterial formulas. You can also substitute with a gentler liquid soap such as liquid castile or a perfume free, gentle liquid hand soap. Update: As with all pesticides, take care when applying to food bearing plants, handling and storage of the pesticide. No one needs reminding I’m sure, but wash all produce well before consuming. Rhubarb Leaf Mix 1 cup rhubarb leaves 6.5 cups water 1/4 cup liquid dish detergent or soap flakes Cover rhubarb leaves with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes then remove from heat and cool. Strain then add 1/4 cup liquid dish detergent. Apply. Good for aphids, june beetles, spider mites, thrips. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous, take care when preparing and handling. Do not use on food bearing plants. Garlic Tea Make your own garlic spray by boiling a pint of water, throw

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The Top 10 Ways To Use Citrus Peels

The Top 10 Ways to Use Citrus Peels 5 Ways to Use Dried Citrus Peels One of our New Year's resolutions is to find more ways to use kitchen scraps, and with all the Cara Cara oranges, Kishu mandarins, and other citrus fruits we've been eating, we now have plenty of dried peels saved. Here are some of the ways we use them. Let us know if you have any tips, too. Last winter, we made a list of 5 Good Uses for Your Citrus Peels, which included both fresh and dried peels. This time, we're focusing on more ways to use the peels we have dried in the oven or air dried on a drying/cooling rack. We keep them stored in air-tight containers in the pantry. (Note: we recommend using pesticide-free fruit only.) • Grains: Infuse rice or quinoa with citrus flavor by adding dried peels to the water during boiling/steaming. Peels may be eaten or removed before serving. • Powder: Grind peels with

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Best Food This Christmas   

Best Food This Christmas      Biscotti: Holiday Cookie-Gifting At Its Best! When thinking about giving holiday cookies as gifts this year, there are always a few major considerations. First and foremost, are they delicious? Second, will they keep until the recipient receives them? Last, are they shippable? The winner in all three of these categories is the humble yet delicious biscotti. Biscotti is a long biscuit cookie with a crunchy texture that's achieved by double-baking. There are any number of variations: Cranberry Pistachio or Chocolate Almond, for example. I love dried fig and hazelnut or the simple combination of cardamom and vanilla. Once you get the hang of baking and slicing the dough, biscotti is about as simple a recipe as they come and, in my experience, tends to be one of those things that friends and family find much fancier and labor-intensive than it really is. The best part? Because of their firm, snappy texture, biscotti ship beautifully and has a long shelf-life (2-3 weeks) so you can begin the gifting now! Related: Crunchy Cookies: 5 Tasty Ideas for Biscotti 2.14.12 Megan Gordon   Perfect Recipe Pairing for Holiday Treats: The Rye and Ginger Hot Toddy The 10-Minute Happy Hour In my household we firmly believe a hot toddy will make you feel better than any cold or flu medicine you can buy. I've experimented with many versions and varieties and this simple soothing concoction always does the trick. It's also excellent alongside all sorts of holiday treats from cookies to cakes making it your perfect pick me up for this week's 10-Minute Happy Hour. More 5 Warm and Festive Holiday Beverages To Pair with Cookies This past week was a rainy, gray

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How To Make Blogs And Not Be Rejected

How to make blogs and not be rejected...                                    First you need to click my  dashboard, click BLOG then at the bottom you can choose any topics.For example you choose Music.You

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10 DELICIOUS VEGETABLE SALAD

10 DELICIOUS VEGETABLE SALAD Grilled Vegetable Salad What You Need 1/2 cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing 3 Tbsp.  yellow mustard 2   chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped (or to taste) 2 medium  zucchini (about 12 oz.), trimmed, diagonally cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices 2 medium   yellow squash or crookneck squash, trimmed, diagonally cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices 1 large   onion, peeled, cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices 6 cups   chopped lettuce 2 medium   roasted red peppers (about 12 oz.), thinly sliced 1/4 cup   chopped cilantro Make It HEAT grill to medium-high heat. MIX dressing, mustard and chipotle peppers until well blended. Remove half of the dressing mixture; cover and refrigerate until ready to use. PLACE zucchini, squash and onion on baking sheet; brush with remaining dressing mixture. Grill 4 min.; carefully turn over. Continue grilling 4 min. or until crisp-tender. Cool slightly. COVER large serving platter with lettuce; top with grilled vegetables and roasted red peppers. Drizzle with reserved dressing mixture; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately. Kraft Kitchens Tips Substitute For an extra flavor boost, substitute GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard for the yellow mustard. Variation Prepare as directed, using your favorite vegetables, such eggplant, carrots and corn. How to Know if the Grill is Ready The grill is medium-hot when you can hold your hand 5 in. above the cooking surface for 3 to 4 seconds. Mediterranean Marinated Vegetable Salad The epitome of the big salad: big chunks of fresh veggies, zesty flavor in every bite. Ripe peppers, zucchini, onion and cheese crumbles make this a tasty way to eat right. What You Need 2 large  tomatoes, cut into wedges 1  each green and yellow pepper, coarsely chopped 1  zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, sliced 1/4 cup  red onion wedges 1/2 cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing 2 Tbsp.  chopped fresh basil 2 cloves  garlic, minced 1 cup  KRAFT Natural Three Cheese Crumbles Make It   COMBINE vegetables in large bowl. MIX dressing, basil and garlic. Add to vegetable mixture; toss to coat. ADD cheese; mix lightly. Refrigerate 1 hour. Kraft Kitchens Tips Serving Suggestion Top with chopped cooked chicken just before serving. Substitute Prepare using KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing. Make Ahead Salad can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving. Greek Vegetable Salad what you need 3 large  tomatoes, chopped 1 medium  cucumber, sliced 1/2 cup  kalamata olives 1/2  of a small red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup  KRAFT Greek Vinaigrette Dressing 1/4 cup  ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese Make It   MIX vegetables in large bowl. ADD dressing and feta; toss lightly. SERVE immediately. Or, refrigerate until ready to serve. Kraft Kitchens Tips

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Fashion Trends by VOGUE

Fashion Trends Autumn/Winter 2012-13 Crazy For Paisley Swirl your way into spring with the classic heritage print Spring/summer 2012 Autumn/Winter 2012-13 Edwardiana Drama Our love affair with Downton Abbey plays out in our winter wardrobes Supersize Bags This season the bags to fall in love with have room for all your belongings too Piece Of Skirt Tackle autumn's trend for wearing trousers and skirts simultaneously Wool Rules How to wrap up in style this autumn Well Heeled Why decorative heels are the key to prize footwear Cobalt Why cobalt is autumn's favourite primary colour Luxurious Layering Why wear one lovely piece when you can wear five? Countryside Alliance Designers revisted country classics for autumn/winter 2012-13

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Chanel Handbags And Purses

Chanel Handbags and Purses   Nov 19 2012 The Bags of Chanel Cruise 2013, in stores now by Amanda Mull First and foremost, we like to show you new handbag collections as soon as they see the light of day (so that you can budget accordingly, of course), but it’s also important to have a little reminder when coveted pieces actually, you know…become available. And not just for pre-order, but for actual, real-life, I’d-like-the-receipt-in-the-bag-please purchasing. Today, it’s our great pleasure to tell you that Chanel Cruise 2013 is now at your fingertips (and remind you of all the beautiful goodies that are out there). Read More   Price TBA   via Chanel   6 Comments       Nov 15 2012 Chanel takes a trip to LEGOLAND for Spring 2013 by Megs Mahoney Dusil We were lucky enough to be able to view the Chanel Spring 2013 collection when it made its rounds in the brand’s NYC offices late last month. Chanel is always a treat, and this season really spoke to me. The bags are fun and modern, with an athletic and geometric touch. We’ve talked quite a bit about the Chanel Hula Hoop Bag but another standout from the collection is the Chanel Plexiglas Clutch. Read More   2 Comments     Nov 14 2012 The full-size Chanel Hula Hoop Bag will be available for purchase after all by Amanda Mull If you have a Twitter account, an Instagram account or make a habit of consuming Internet fashion news more than, say, once every three months, you’ve probably seen a picture of the Chanel Hula Hoop Bag. Hell,

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Holiday Recipes And Party Ideas

Holiday Recipes and Party Planning Ideas Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells What You Need 4 cups  medium pasta shells, uncooked 1 lb.  extra-lean ground beef 1 jar  (24 oz.) marinara sauce 1 tub  (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Original Cooking Creme 1/3 cup  chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese 1-1/2 cups  KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA Make It   COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in marinara sauce; simmer on medium heat 2 min. Remove from heat. DRAIN pasta. Mix cooking creme, basil and Parmesan in large bowl; stir in pasta. Spread half the meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with layers of pasta mixture and remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella; cover with foil. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. HEAT oven to 375ºF. Bake casserole, covered, 40 to 45 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 30 min. Kraft Kitchens Tips Special Extra Cook 1 each small chopped onion and green pepper along with the meat. Variation Casserole can be baked immediately after assembling. Just reduce the baking time to 30 min., uncovering after 20 min. Special Extra Garnish with additional 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil just before serving. Garlic & Herb-Crusted Prime Rib What You Need 3/4 cup  KRAFT Classic Caesar Dressing, divided 1  beef prime rib roast

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LMFAO by Maria Dolores R

LMFAO LMFAO is an American electronic music duo consisting of Redfoo and SkyBlu. Redfoo is SkyBlu's uncle, as Redfoo's father, music mogul and Motown founder Berry Gordy, is SkyBlu's grandfather. LMFAO members Redfoo and Sky Blu are taking a break from party rocking together to focus on their own personal and professional interests, The Associated Press reports. "I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years," Redfoo said earlier this week. "And we're kind of like saying, well, let's just do what's natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time." So what comes natural for the uncle-nephew duo ? Well, Redfoo has been working on some solo material that he says "is always going to be LMFAO-ish . . . I was really passionate about bringing party music to the world, so I will always be making some kind of party music."

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FASHION IN PURSEBLOG

FASHION IN PURSEBLOG Introducing the Hermes Berline Bag by Megs Mahoney Dusil When most people think of Hermes, they think of the coveted Birkin and Kelly, but the brand offers so many more bags. Sometimes when I want to go off to dream world, I dive into the Hermes website because it’s one of the best-designed and most fun and interactive sites any luxury retailer has put together. While playing on it today, I ran into an inviting look at the Hermes Berline Bag as a slew of them swayed from side to side while bells play in the background. Read More Celebrity Style, Celine Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes carries Celine to Barneys by Emily Anderson Here’s the ATL’s own Real Housewife extraordinaire, Nene Leakes, keeping it low-key with her embossed crocodile Celine Phantom Luggage Tote. She’s exiting LA’s Barneys New York location with ex-husband Gregg Leakes (their 2011 divorce clearly didn’t take), their son Brentt, and teensy pooch Playa. Want your own Phantom tote? You’ll have to head down to Barneys yourself – they’re only available in-stores. Read More Proenza Schouler Would you spend more for a leather-lined Proenza Schouler PS1? by Amanda Mull First, I will admit that my thoughts on the Proenza Schouler Large Leather-Lined PS1 are probably more complex than they should be, and definitely more complex than would indicate optimal mental stability. I’ve been carrying a Large PS1 as my everyday bag for a year, though, and in that time, I’ve formed a couple of opinions. (Who, me? Opinions? I know you’re all shocked.) If you’ve

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Holiday Beverages Recipes

  HOMEMADE EGGNOG 6 eggs, separated 3/4 cup sugar (superfine if possible) 2 cups heavy cream 8 cups milk 1/2 pint of bourbon (optional) 1 tablespoon vanilla Beat egg yolks together with 1/2 cup of sugar until thickened. Beat the egg whites in a second bowl with 1/4 cup of sugar until thickened. Whip cream separately, then add to yolks and fold in the egg whites. Add milk, bourbon (optional) and vanilla. Chill well before serving and top with a sprinkle of nutmeg if desired. HOT CIDER PUNCH 4 cups apple cider 1 orange 3 cloves salt cinnamon stick Place cider, cloves, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a saucepan, then add

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10 Most Magnificent Trees

10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World                                            The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. William Blake 10. Lone Cypress in Monterey (Image credit: bdinphoenix [flickr]) (Image credit: mikemac29 [flickr]) Buffeted by the cold Pacific Ocean wind, the scraggly Lone Cypress [wiki] (Cupressus macrocarpa) in Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula, California, isn't a particularly large tree. It makes up for its small size, however, with its iconic status as a stunningly beautiful tree in splendid isolation, framed by an even more beautiful background of the Pacific Ocean. 9. Circus Trees As a hobby, bean farmer Axel Erlandson [wiki] shaped trees - he pruned, bent, and grafted trees into fantastic shapes and called them "Circus Trees." For example, to make this "Basket Tree" arborsculpture, Erlandson planted six sycamore trees in a circle and then grafted them together to form the diamond patterns. Basket Tree (Image credit: jpeepz [flickr]) The two-legged tree (Image credit: Vladi22, Wikipedia) Ladder tree (Image credit: Arborsmith) Axel Erlandson underneath one of his arborsculpture (Image credit: Wilma Erlandson, Cabinet Magazine) Erlandson was very secretive and refused to reveal his methods on how to grow the Circus Trees (he even carried out his graftings behind screens to protect against spies!) and carried the secrets to his grave. The trees were later bought by millionaire Michael Bonfante, who transplanted them to his amusement park Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy in 1985. 8. Giant Sequoias: General Sherman (Image credit: Humpalumpa [flickr]) Giant Sequoias [wiki] (Sequoiadendron giganteum), which only grow in Sierra Nevada, California, are the world's biggest trees (in terms of volume). The biggest is General Sherman [wiki] in the Sequoia National Park - one behemoth of a tree at 275 feet (83.8 m), over 52,500 cubic feet of volume (1,486 m³), and over 6000 tons in weight. General Sherman is approximately 2,200 years old - and each year, the tree adds enough wood to make a regular 60-foot tall tree. It's no wonder that naturalist John Muir said "The Big Tree is Nature's forest masterpiece, and so far as I know, the greatest of living things." For over a century there was a fierce competition for the title of the largest tree: besides General Sherman, there is General Grant [wiki] at King's Canyon National Park, which actually has a larger circumference (107.5 feet / 32.77 m vs. Sherman's 102.6 feet / 31.27 m). In 1921, a team of surveyors carefully measured the two giants - with their data, and according to the complex American Forestry Association system of judging a tree, General Grant should have been award the title of largest tree - however, to simplify the matter, it was later determined that in this case, volume, not point system, should be the determining factor. 7. Coast Redwood: Hyperion and Drive-Thru Trees There is another sequoia species (not to be confused with Giant Sequoia) that is quite remarkable: the Coast Redwood [wiki] (Sequoia sempervirens), the tallest trees in the world. The reigning champion is a tree called Hyperion in the Redwood National Park, identified by researcher Chris Atkins and amateur naturalist Michael Taylor in 2006. Measuring over 379 feet (155.6 115 m) tall, Hyperion beat out the previous record holder Stratosphere Giant [wiki] in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park (at 370 feet / 112.8 m). The scientists aren't talking about the exact location of Hyperion: the terrain is difficult, and they don't want a rush of visitors to come and trample the tree's root system. [Image: The Stratosphere Giant - still an impressive specimen, previously the world's tallest tree until dethroned by Hyperion in 2006.] That's not all that's amazing about the Coast Redwood: there are four giant California redwoods big enough that you can drive your car through them! The most famous of the drive-through trees is the Chandelier Tree [wiki] in Leggett, California. It's a 315 foot tall

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Natural Remedies For Pain Relief

Natural remedies for pain relief May 22, 2012 2:15 PM by Dr. Holly Lucille. N.D., R.N. If you’re active, or would like to be, exercise-induced pain can really limit your fitness plans. Plus, if you take over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers to mitigate the aches, you could be putting your heart, liver, and stomach at risk. Supplements to ease pain naturally Instead of staying sidelined due to pain or risking the side effects of medication, try a combination of pain-fighting natural remedies. Many people believe that pain is a part of the aging process and that they just have to live with it, or that the only treatment in many instances is risky surgery. However, neither is true. Here are some of the most common myths about chronic pain. A natural pain-fighting combo So what about a safe and effective natural option instead -- one that really works, and not only reduces pain, but actually helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain, and puts your body on a path to healing that allows you to not just survive your exercise, but to thrive from it. In my own practice, it’s the combination I recommend most to everyone who wants to be, or stay, active, but can’t stand the longer recovery time or even the pain that exercise can cause from the outset. The ingredients? A simple, but powerful formula that includes curcumin, boswellia, DLPA, and nattokinase. Let me explain: Curcumin, the herbal powerhouse Curcumin has become very popular as a supplement in the past few years. This compound from turmeric, a botanical with deep roots in Ayurvedic medicine, is an herbal superstar due its amazing ability to multitask. It doesn’t just fight inflammation and pain, it can help heal wounds and may protect against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well. The tough thing is getting curcumin to absorb well into the body without having to take massive doses of it. That’s why I recommend the curcumin in this combination. It’s no ordinary extract. It absorbs amazingly well – up to 10 times more than standard curcumin extracts. Plus, it stays in your system longer at a level that actually has an impact, yet it is still natural. The extract is micronized – made into a very small size – and combined with turmeric oils to help absorption. Curcumin is one of the most remarkable healing agents that nature has to offer. When this compound is brought to its full potential with responsible science – the way it is here – it truly shines. Boswellia: the inflammation-stopper The second herb in this combo, boswellia, fights pain too, but in a slightly different way. While it reduces inflammation as curcumin does, it does so by inhibiting an inflammatory enzyme in our bodies called 5-LOX. And like curcumin, you want to find a boswellia extract that is better than the ordinary. Look for a boswellia that screens out most of a substance called beta-boswellic acid. Beta-boswellic acid can cause inflammation, and a lot of extracts don’t take that into account, so choose carefully.   A good mood matters, too! Another ingredient in this pain-fighting combination is DLPA, which is a combination of two forms of the amino acid phenylalanine. Both forms help support and even improve your mood – no small thing when you’re dealing with pain. Natural and fast-working Finally, nattokinase helps improve microcirculation to make sure the herbal and amino acid ingredients reach their optimal destination. Nattokinase also helps keep fibrinogen, a compound associated with muscle damage and stiffness, in balance. Have vital health and be active naturally! Here is my message:  You do not have to compromise your health to stay active. The combination of high-absorption curcumin, low-beta boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase make one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory pain relievers available. These ingredients have been proven time and time again to be highly effective and safe for extended use. When you’re looking for a way to truly help your body heal pain, skip the over-the-counter fixes and consider the long-term benefits of these effective ingredients. They’ll help you stay active and in the game, just like you want to be! More on pain relief Ease back pain with natural remedies My ears hurt! Home remedies for ear infections Stop Pain Fast Naturally! Inflammation is the beginning of all pain. Inflammation is the process that is triggered by damage to your body. Typically, when we think of inflammation we think of heat, redness, swelling, and pain. Pain is our warning signal that something is in need of repair. Inflammation and pain are normal and necessary when we have an injury, such as a sprained ankle. Chronic inflammation that lasts and lasts, however, is not normal and is, in fact, a disease. This type of inflammation is at the root of almost all serious illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and painful conditions such as arthritis. Relieve inflammation and you relieve pain. Inflammation is triggered by the release of hormone-like compounds called prostaglandins, especially PGE2, and is sustained by an enzyme called cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2)If it were possible to inhibit the COX-2 enzyme, it would be possible to control inflammation and possibly even cancer. Did you know that cancer cells are surrounded by an abnormally heavy concentration of COX-2 enzymes? And that chronic aspirin users have less cancer? Many years ago, drug companies found that aspirin inhibited COX-2. There is a downside to chronic aspirin use, however. At the same time it inhibits COX-2, it also inhibits COX-1 which is a protective prostaglandin for the lining of the digestive tract and blood vessels. Therefore, without adequate COX-1 protection, you may have ulcers and leaking of the blood vessels. So, for temporary use, aspirin is fine, but for extended use, it may cause serious side effects and even death. One report has estimated that over 40,000 people die annually from the overuse of drugs in the aspirin family. Then came the “miracle” of “selective” COX-2 inhibitors such as Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex, etc. These drugs were designed to block COX-2 without inhibiting COX-1, therefore reducing the risk of ulcers or weak blood vessels as a side effect. The expectations for these drugs were extremely high. Later, scientists found that the better results experienced (meaning fewer cases of ulcers and bleeding) were offset by the fact that they caused heart attacks and strokes because they induced clots in the blood. The risks were so great that the FDA took Vioxx and Bextra off the market, and is soon to require the “black box” warning on Celebrex, which is the strongest warning class for

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Hangover Curing Foods

Hangover Curing Foods By Jenn Selby Tuesday, 27 November 2012 Water Alcohol dehydrates the body, so No.1 on our Top 20 hangover cures list is a simple essential. Drinking plenty of water should quell that pounding headache in no time. Fruit Juice After drinking excessively, your blood sugar levels will probably be taking a nose dive, dragging a whole bunch of hangover symptoms with them on their way down. Try slurping some fruit juice. Not only will it provide you with natural sugars, but it will replace some of the electrolytes you’ve lost and give you a hefty dose of vitamins in the process. Apple or cranberry is better than orange, though, as it’s slightly less acidic and kinder on that delicate tum. Gherkins Too much booze leaves the body depleted of vitamins, minerals and salt. Gherkins are rich in nutrients including vitamin A, iron, potassium, vitamin K, calcium and manganese, so, though it might sound strange, eating a few gherkins might actually help you get over the worst of it. Tinned Tuna Weird, we know, but mineral-rich foods like tinned tuna are great for replenishing depleted nutritional supplies in the body that cause hangover symptoms. If you can stomach it. Bananas The more you drink alcohol, the more dehydrated you get. And the more dehydrated you get, the more potassium you lose. Lack of potassium can make you feel tired, and you may suffer from cramps, nausea and vomiting. Chowing down on a banana – which is high in potassium – could prevent these tell-tale symptoms from lasting longer than they need to. Wholegrain Bread We don’t know about you, but carbs like bread are top of our list when it comes to hangover cravings. And there may be good reason for it, too. Wholegrain breads in particular are a great source of detoxifying B vitamins, as well as essential fatty acids needed to help the liver heal your body. Beans Beans on toast!

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Healthy Hair Tips That You Can Do From Home       

Healthy Hair Tips That You Can Do From Home                                   May 28, 2010 | By Kathy Mayse   Photo Credit hair image by DXfoto.com from Fotolia.com Healthy hair starts at home. No amount of salon visits or dollars spent will result in healthy hair if you are not taking care of your hair at home. Much like skin, hair requires constant care or it becomes dull, rough and lifeless. It is up to you to keep up with the evolving needs of your hair and adapt your routine at home to keep pace. Protect Protect your hair from styling abuse with the right tools and products. First, invest some money into premium tools such as an ionic blow dryer, ceramic flat iron and ceramic curling iron. Professional tools may cost a bit more, but the payoff is worth it. Take ionic hair dryers, for instance. Ionic dryers dry hair in less time and with less heat than traditional dryers. Ceramic styling tools infuse moisture and strength, whereas metal tools suck moisture from the hair and burn the outer, protective layer of the hair. Protect your hair with styling products as well. Avoid mousses and gels with high alcohol contents; instead, use a leave-in conditioner or silk serum immediately before blow drying. Use mousse or gel only if you are planning to let your hair air dry. Always spritz your hair with a thermal protective spray before curling or straightening. Finish with a light hairspray containing sunscreen. Condition Perform a weekly deep-conditioning treatment. Choose a deep conditioner that addresses your needs, and apply a liberal amount to clean, damp hair. Cover hair with a plastic shower cap, and wrap a warm towel over the cap. Leave the treatment on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with tepid water. Nourish Healthy hair grows from the inside. If you want healthy hair, you must first focus on having a healthy body. A diet high in protein, one of the major building blocks of hair, is essential. Omega-3, iron, amino acids, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, zinc and copper all nourish hair, according to LifeScript, a health

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My Christmas Party December 25, 2012

My Christmas Party December 25, 2012                              Together with my cousins,relatives and friends,neighbors.My Christmas was very happy very successful.We have a Christmas costumes party and exchanging of gifts...Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.

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Pantone Names Emerald Color Of The Year 2013

Pantone Names Emerald as Color of The Year for 2013 by:Juju Kim Dec.10,2012 TIME NewsFeed and Feng Shui Colors.... It’s what gave the capital city of Oz its signature tint, Elizabeth Taylor her sparkle and Roman emperor Nero improved eyesight. And now, the shade that reportedly experienced its heyday during the 1980s is making a comeback, thanks in part to color corporation Pantone. Every year, Pantone polls designers and brands about colors they’re featuring to aid in its decision for what hue will tinge the next 12 months. For 2013, the company has bestowed the distinction of Color of the Year on the shade its database identifies as 17-5641: Emerald Green.32 MORE: Oscar de la Renta Gets Boost from Fashion’s Newest ‘It’ Girl) “Green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release. “It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity — no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.” The firm characterized emerald as “vivid, verdant” and “promoting balance and harmony,” according to the release. In contrast, 2012′s  “spirited” hue Tangerine Tango “provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward.” Eiseman said in the release that emerald is easily applicable to fashion and to interior design. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Elizabeth Moss have already helped the hue make a resurgence by sporting clover-green gowns at the 2011 Golden Globes. More recently, designers such as Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore and Marimekko have shown emerald garments in their Spring 2013 collections. Home goods retailers have also incorporated the lush tone into their product lines: JCPenney will debut Pantone Emerald bedding, accessories, pillows and towels in February. A 2013 Color of the Year collection will appear on cosmetics vendor Sephora’s shelves in March as well. Although retailers have embraced Pantone’s choice, emerald has garnered mixed reactions in the design community. “It’s a happy-go-lucky color,” Steven Stolman, president of furniture and fabric supplier Scalamandré and the self-described “only Jewish member of the Irish Georgian Society,” told the Los Angeles Times via email. “Although I’ve never really been comfortable with the green beer [on St. Patrick's Day], I love emerald green for jewelry, of course, and clothing.” Cathy Callahan, a craft enthusiast who lives in L.A., said she hadn’t considered using emerald in her work. She has, however,  contemplated adding mint — reportedly the “it” color for the upcoming spring — to her palate of turquoise and teal. “I’m not on board

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Spring-Summer 2013

Spring-Summer 2013 Trends A-Z THE spring/summer 2013 shows might be over, but they've left a whole lot of trends and fashion talking points behind - and come next year, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your wardrobe. Do you prefer pastels or neons? Will you go graphic in squares and plaid? Or will you dare to bare in the new cropped proportions? Before you make those all-important decisions, let us guide you through the season's sartorial ways with our A to Z trend guide - as well as elaborate on those talking points. For it was a season of change and new beginnings - Jil Sander returned to the house she founded in 1973; Hedi Slimane returned to YSL but now it's called Saint Laurent and this time he is creative director of womenswear not menswear; and Raf Simons made his Dior ready-to-wear debut. And just as much as it was a season of lateral thinking (squares and stripes make for the new prints and patterns), it was one of fun too: just take a look at Prada's wooden tower shoes, Celine's red fur Birkenstock sandal styles, the Lego colours and plastic chain bags at Versus and the wind turbines that propelled the models down the catwalk at Chanel. Enjoy. “The Difference Between Style and Fashion is Quality” — Giorgio Armani   “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is

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Spring Summer 2013 Lingerie Trends

  Spring Summer 2013 Lingerie Trends Discover what the Spring Summer 2013 trends for lingerie, which ahead to stay fashionable. The important components of visual feminine lingerie made for the next 2013 are pink color as the main popular shade, as well as turquoise, green, yellow and orange, following vibrant colors ideal for combined with tanned skins. However, pieces in soft and romantic shades like pastel coordinated with natural patterns and feminine silhouettes also work to appear as an organic look. As for burgundy – nuance wine – the color is highlighted and therefore can be considered the new neutral, along with the combination of black and nude trend. Lurex yarn, in turn, adds sophistication to lingerie in shades of black, beige and wine. Geometric prints combine with different fabrics, colors

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Most Beautiful Birds Couples

Most Beautiful Birds Couples Forever Connected © Silke Wettergren Every moment we spent together Has touched our lives, our souls forever The things that we shared and learned Is permanent growth that we've earned. The person that I have grown into today Did not get there by chance, no way I am who I am partly because of you And you are YOU because of me, too The changes I see and what I have learned about me are a response to how we affected our lives and what we discover in each others eyes. It is uncertain if we have to part or one day live together Either way, we have touched our lives forever! No matter what the future will show No matter what we are told. We are connected on such a deep levels That no one can remove that, not even the devil. Our feelings might be different a year from now But you are part of me forever somehow A part of me will always be you and a part of you will always be me. no matter what happens ,that much is certain our souls are one until life closes the curtain. I will love your forever For worse or for better You are tattooed in my heart And nothing can tear our souls apart. I will never forget you For my love is honest and true. To You I Promise © Danny Blackburn My love for you is unconditional and enduring To you I promise to always be reassuring My love for you protects you and is honorable To you I promise to always be faithful My love for you is understanding and passionate To you I promise to always be compassionate My love for you is thoughtful and cherishing

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A Car Beautifully Covered With Beads

A Car Beautifully Covered With Beads In Wolfsburg, Germany, now flaunts a unique Volkswagen Beetle 1990 release, called Vochol. He is completely covered with beads, laid out in the form of ornament - the example of original art from the Huichol Indians of the people of Mexico. In the creation of the mosaic has been used 2,277,000 colored balls beads weighing 90 kg (and 16 kg of resin, which can withstand temperatures up to 200 ° C). This took more than 9000 hours of work of several artisans. After the end of the

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Welcome To Del Monte- Recipes

Welcome to Del Monte - Recipes Since 1984, consumers have been benefiting from the "Kitchenomics" program of Del Monte Pacific's major subsidiary, Del Monte Philippines, Inc. Kitchenomics has been designed to generate loyal consumption of Del Monte products by providing cooking enthusiasts with meal planning tips and recipes that are economical, delicious, nutritious and easy-to-prepare! Since then, Kitchenomics has expanded to include a television cooking show, a recipe Email Club, a call center/help desk, an award-winning consumer website, regular mailings of mini-magazines and personalized greeting cards. The Kitchenomics Cookbook Volume III 20th Anniversary Edition, became a bestseller in the non-fiction category in the Philippine s' leading bookstore. At the heart of what Del Monte Pacific does is the promise of health, wellness, superior value and innovation. We are passionate about developing nutritious products that delight our consumers, and we combine this with continuous education as to the benefits of eating healthy foods, especially those rich in vitamins and lycopene. Some of our packaging labels now include a 'Health Check' section to highlight a particular product's healthy proposition, for example: no MSG added. At the Del Monte plantation, we grow more than just delicious fruits. We grow Nature's Vitamins and Mineral. Long known to be a source of Vitamin C, Del Monte Pineapple can help build immunity and resistance to common diseases. Del Monte Pineapple is also a source of Vitamin B2 that helps process the proteins and carbohydrates that we eat and converts them into useful body fuel to provide energy. It is also a high source of Manganese, a mineral that helps facilitate proper brain function and aid proper mental development. Laboratory tests conducted by Walnut Creek Research Center also suggest

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25 Reasons Why You Should Drink Green Tea Now

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Sushi History And Sushi Today

 Sushi History And Sushi Today  Sushi was born somewhere around inland china, and was very different than it is now. There was no raw fish at that point and not even seaweed. The prototype for sushi was actually a pressed block of rice with some kind of flavorful ingredients inside, usually something like the Korean Kim Chi. The pressed rice sushi contained different meats, fish and vegetables and was slightly dried in the sun so the outside had a crunchy texture and the inside was soft and tasty. At this point, from about 300 BC, sushi was a utilitarian way to preserve food and make it portable. The trend caught on as rice cultivation spread over the sea and northward from Southeast Asia, and different cultures made unique additions to the basic recipe and arrangement of what was, for a time, called Funa-zushi. At this point, rice fermentation could take several years, and once coupled with meat or vegetables to become Funa-zushi, the rice was not eaten.  As the habit of preserving meat and vegetables in this way caught on throughout Asia, people began to shorten the fermentation period and press the blocks of rice under stones to help speed the process.  Eventually, cooked rice was used to stuff fish cavities as a preservative; around this time, people started to eat the rice along with the fish. When most people think of sushi they think of RAW fish. This is not correct. Actually if you go into any sushi bar and look at all the seafood choices, only a small handful will be actually raw. Most fish has been prepared in some fashion. Even though it might look raw, it has gone through some kind of process. Either pickled, blanched, soaked in Sake (rice wine) and then frozen, there are many things that happen to the fish before you eat it. Sashimi: Sliced fish attractivly served. Raw, cooked or pickled fish cut into 3-5 pieces. Usually presented on top of a few leaves of shiso and grated daikon with wasabi and ginger on the side.   Nigiri: Pieces of fish on top of two balls of sushi rice, sometimes a slice of roasted Nori (seaweed) is put on to bind the fish to the rice and to add flavor and eye appeal. One order is 2 pieces. Gunkan Nigiri: There is another form of Nigiri called Gunkan Nigiri. Gunkan means boat and this sushi gets the name from the way the main ingredient is held in place on top of the sushi rice. It is in a boat shape. The three main types of sushi served as Gunkan Nigiri are Tobiko, Ikura (pictured), and Uni. One order is 2 pieces. Hosomaki: Thin rolled sushi with very little rice. The Nori (Roasted seaweed) is rolled on the outside of the roll. One order of hosomaki is usually 6 pieces. Futomaki: Thick rolled sushi with many ingredients inside and each piece is very large. Many variations on futomaki have been seen. Nori can be on outside or inside and one order can be anywhere from 4-10 pieces. Uramaki: Sometimes called inside-out roll. This style of sushi has become very popular and is most seen in sushi bars in America. Some people say that it is popular in America because the Seaweed is hidden on the inside of the roll and sushi beginners are less intimidated to eat it. One order is usually 6 pieces but 8 pieces is also common.                      Temaki: Hand Rolls that are meant to be eaten from the hand like an ice cream cone. One order is 1 cone filled with ingredients.Temaki: Hand Rolls that are meant to be eaten from the hand like an ice cream cone. One order is 1 cone filled with ingredients. Chirashi, Sushi Bowls: These include Chirashi (sampler of fish served over a bowl of sushi rice), Donburri is like chirashi but just one kind of fish that you would choose. For example Unagi-Donburri would be Just Unagi (freshwater eel) served over a bowl of sushi rice. Chirashi Sushi Quinoa makes 2 bowls, very easily multiplied Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled to room temperature 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar pinch of salt Chirashi toppings (we used, clockwise from top: seaweed salad, salmon, seabass, tuna, fresh avocado, seared albacore, yellowtail, and in the center, salmon roe) nori komi furikake (nori and sesame seed seasoning) sesame oil soy sauce Directions In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, sugar and salt. In a large bowl, gently fold cooked quinoa with vinegar+sugar mixture. Divide quinoa into bowls. Arrange fish and other toppings on top. Sprinkle with a little nori komi furikake. Serve with soy sauce and sesame oil alongside to drizzle over quinoa. (We have no idea if this is traditional, in fact, it may be sacrilegious, but we love the taste of sesame oil).   

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Top 99 Women 2012 by AskMen

Top 99 Women 2012 by AskMen Why is Paz de la Huerta no. 99? Hollywood's newest bad girl, Paz de la Huerta, is prone to shocking audiences on HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Lucy Danziger.                                       Pippa Middleton no. 98         Tina Fey no. 97                      Megan Fox no. 96                  Lana Del Rey no. 95               Elizabeth Olsen no. 94          Jennifer Lopez no. 93 Adele no. 92 Alessandra Ambrosio no. 91 Berenice Marlohe no. 90 Lake Bell no. 89 Emilia Clarke no. 88 Madalina Ghenea no. 87 Jessica Chastain no. 86 Maria Menounos no. 85 Camilla Belle no. 84 Zoe Saldana no. 83 Sunny Leone no. 82 Elsa Pataky no. 81 Demi Moore no. 80 Caroline Wozniacki no. 79 Rose Byrne no. 78 Zoe Kravitz no. 77 Kate Moss no. 76 Olga Fonda no. 75 Kreayshawn no. 74 Lily Aldridge no. 73 Chanel Iman no. 72

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Money And Happiness By Nick Kennedy

Money And Happiness The Real Relationship Between Money And Happiness Roadside Attractions "If you want to enjoy life... make more than $75,000 a year." Did you ever get a job offer, promotion or pay increase that brought you up another level in status and made you feel really good about yourself? Maybe you went out and bought a new car or splurged on a few electronic gadgets or took everyone out for a night on the town. It sure felt good for a while. And you gladly said goodbye to the days of brown-bagging your lunch. But what happened a year later? You felt pretty much the same way you did before the big jump in pay. Your income was up, but so were your expenses. You’re really not that much happier or unhappier since you started making more. What's That All About? It’s called the hedonic treadmill, and it means that we humans have a tendency to revert to a normative level of happiness even after undergoing major positive or negative life changes.

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Motorcycle Reviews

Motorcycle Reviews   Harley-Davidson Blackline Or how our reviewer learned to stop worrying and love Harley. Ducati 1198 SP Yes, that's Prince William on his super-fast, super-expensive superbike. Too "super" for us plebs? We jumped on one to find out. Motorcycle Reviews Articles BMW G650 GS If you're in the market for your first bike and want the prestige of BMW right away, then look no further.

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Most Desirable Women 2013 by AskMen

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The Beauty Of The Philippines

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Top 8 Natural Wonders of the... by Maria Dolores R

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20 Most Popular Resort

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10 Incredible City Cliffs Around The World

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Newspaper Flowerpots

              Posted on March 2, 2012 by ok4u2bu Let us show you how to make tea sets with newspaper pipes. They will be great for keeping tea bags or other kitchen items or they may be used as ornamental flowerpots.   If you need green newspaper pipes, use some brilliant green.

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Health Benefits Of Yoghurt For Adults And Children

Health Benefits of Yoghurt for Adults and Children  When discussing the health benefits of yoghurt, it is important to keep in mind that yoghurt is derived from milk. You immediately, therefore, receive the benefits of milk itself, such as the calcium content, and the minerals potassium and magnesium, all of which are important for building healthy bones and teeth.   You also get a good dose of protein, around 9 grams (0.32 oz) every 170 gram (6 oz) serving, or 5.2% protein. Then there are the vitamins, particularly vitamins B2 and B12.  Vitamin B12 is of particular benefit to vegetarians because there are very few vegetarian sources of this important vitamin. Not only that, but most people are aware that yoghurt is rich in what are referred to as ‘probiotics.’ These are live strains of friendly bacteria that normally live in your gut, and you will help maintain these colonies by taking yoghurt regularly. These tiny species may not do much individually, but as large colonies of billions they can offer a wide variety of health benefits. However, what we have to consider here are the health benefits of yoghurt in addition to those you already enjoy from your existing probiotic colonies.   1.  Colon Health Yoghurt contains the bacterial strains Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Lactobacteria helps to maintain a healthy colon, and not only helps to promote the growth of a healthy bacterial colony in your colon, but the calcium it contains reduces the conversion of bile into acids that may be potentially carcinogenic, and it also neutralizes potentially carcinogenic heterocyclic amines in cooked meat [1]. In addition, the calcium contained in yoghurt reduces the likelihood of you contracting colon cancer by restricting the growth of cells on the colon lining. Those that have a high intake of milk and milk products tend to have lower rates of colorectal cancer, largely because of the high levels of calcium in their diet. 2.  Yoghurt Boosts Immunity One of the important health benefits of yoghurt is that it gives a boost to your immune system. Although antibiotics are effective in killing off bacteria, they are not very selective, and oral antibiotics will also kill off the beneficial bacteria in your gut. These bacteria are an important part of the human immune system, and yoghurt can give it a boost if taken shortly after a course of antibiotics. There are other ways in which your immune system is supported by yoghurt: after studying a group of 68 people who consumed two cups of live yoghurt daily, researchers discovered that the subjects had enhanced interferon levels. Fermented milk has also been shown to increase the effectiveness of white cells in fighting infection. 3. Antibiotic-Related Diarrhea Antibiotics can also lead to diarrhea for much the same reason: when the probiotics that prevent the establishment of dangerous bacteria in the gut are killed off by antibiotics, the adverse bacteria will rapidly take their place leading to diarrhea. By taking yoghurt you can renew your colonies and cure your diarrhea [2]. 4.  Intestinal Infections in Children Certain cells in the intestines produce lactase, an enzyme responsible for digesting lactose, the sugar found in milk. Once children have suffered from an intestinal problem, they are often unable to tolerate lactose, and hence milk. This condition can be serious, but live yoghurt has been found to be better tolerated since it contains more lactase than lactose. This is one reason for it being such as good, nutritious food after diarrhea.

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Fanbox by Maria Dolores R

Fanbox.com the next Facebook    By okaygrace, 15th Feb 2012Fanbox.com the next Facebook - How to make a good living from Fanbox Main There are countless blogging, social networking and money making opportunity sites out there on the internet today, but there is only one that I have found that has been able to combine the functionality of all three of these kinds of sites into one amazing website, and that is Fanbox.com Fanbox.com is truly a revolutionary website that provides its users a super easy platform to share their thoughts, ideas, feelings and even products with their friends (new and old) while at the same time giving them the ability to earn a substantial part-time or even full time income. Think of is as Facebook on steroids!At its core, Fanbox.com is all about the spreading of knowledge to the masses. Each and every one of us as humans have unique sets of interests and ideas that make us qualified experts on certain topics. Just as we would pay a plumber to fix a pipe in our house by using the knowledge he has, Fanbox.com believes that if someone posts an article about quilts, they should be paid based on the interest that others show in reading that article and gathering knowledge. The history and inner-workings of Fanbox.com are rather in-depth, so in the interest of time and keeping your interest, I am purely going to briefly explain how you can earn money through using Fanbox.com and why you should join immediately.The different ways to earn income through Fanbox.com can be split into 5 categories: Categorizing and Rating posts, Producing posts and Promoting them to others, purchasing and earning from advertising, selling products and services, and teaching others. Categorizing and Rating Posts Categorizing and Rating posts is as simple as it sounds. There are thousands if not millions of articles that have been written by Fanbox users that are on the site. At the bottom of each post, there is a section that shows the keywords that the author has associated with that particular post. Based on what you read in the post, you can agree or disagree whether each of those keywords are relevant to the post(or even add your own keywords if you feel they are more relevant) and then give each a rating from 0-10 on how you feel the quality of the post was for that keyword.For example, if a post was written about how great Apple Computers is and the keywords were “happiness” and “computers,” you could agree to both since Apple Computers brings happiness to the author but probably only rate “happiness” a 2 or 3 and “computers” a 7 or 8, since “computers” is more relevant.

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How To Earn Money In FanBox

10 Pretty Simple Pimple Home Remedies January 3, 2013 By anubha Source:The Beauty Gypsy While we all know that acne is often an indicator of what’s happening inside our bodies rather than on top of our skin, sometimes you just need that terrifying pimple to go away NOW. So, even though these tried-and-tested home remedies might not banish the chronic cause of your acne, they will definitely help zap the zits almost immediately! Try some garlic love This is one of my favourites: peel a clove of garlic and then mash it well with a fork. Apply the juice on your pimples and leave on for 20 minutes. Despite its stinkiness, garlic is packed with antimicrobial and healing properties that are pretty wondrous when it comes to clearing away the pimples. Spice it up with nutmeg and cloves Add 4 teaspoons whole cloves and 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg in half a cup of milk. Heat on low for 10 minutes, then allow the mixture to cool. Once it reaches room temperature, apply the liquid to the pimply areas with a small fabric. Leave on for half an hour, then rinse. Make ice cubes out of green tea Make strong green tea and pour into an ice cube tray. Once frozen, rub a cube over your face 2-3 times a day. Green tea is both anti-inflammatory and astringent, so the inflammation will go down and skin will be soothed.

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Home Treatment For Acne Scars

Home Treatment For Acne Scars by renumodi on January 13, 2012 Acne scars form dark spots on your skin that can become a permanent if you do not follow a proper treatment for them. It is difficult to remove acne scars completely, but you can reduce them to a large extent with various types of  treatments. Everybody cannot afford expensive scar removing treatments like laser treatment or expensive acne scar removing creams, but you can follow some effective and safe home treatments for acne scars and use them regularly to get rid of the problem. Home Treatments for Acne Scars Lemon Lemon is a natural bleaching agent. It lightens the skin tone considerably and helps to reduce acne scars. Extract the juice of one lemon, dip a cotton ball in it and apply on the affected areas with a gentle pressure. Leave it on till dry. Wash with normal water. Follow this treatment twice a day till you get the desired results. Almond Almond has rich amounts of Vitamin E and it is a great skin tonic. Almond oil reduces acne scars and it improves skin texture. Take a few drops of almond oil and massage the oil on your face in circular motions with your finger tips. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, wipe the face with cotton and wash with lukewarm water. Do it once a day, preferably at night. Soak 5 almonds in water overnight, next morning peel them and grind to make

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Cataract Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Cataract Symptoms, Causes and Treatments – Developmental Cataract By Blogsdna Posted by: Len Carpio // health information, herbal remedies, illness and health concern // cataract causes, cataract symptoms, cataract treatments, supplement to prevent cataract, what is cataract // December 19, 2012 Cataract is the clouding of the eye lens. It becomes hard to focus on objects and things seems dark to the person who has

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Malunggay or Moringa Health Benefits

Malunggay or Moringa Health Benefits – Leaves, Roots, Seeds                                Malunggay leaves poultice can help stop bleeding when applied directly to bleeding wound.  Scientific name: Moringa oeliferaMalunggay leaves was once considered a “poor man’s vegetables” but now it is known as a “miracle tree” and “nature’s medicine cabinet” by scientists and health care workers from around the world. The reason it is called a “miracle tree” is because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that can help prevent and cure many kinds of ailments. Malunggay trees are generally grown in the backyards in countries of Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Africa. It is said that these plants are “low maintenance,” requiring little to no care. All parts of the malunggay tree (from the roots, trunk, and branches to the leaves, flowers, and seeds) have nutritional and medicinal uses.

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Ultimate Kind Of Baths To say that this week has been mind-numbingly stressful and muscle-achingly exhausting would be an understatement. Now, all I want to do is slip my weary, achy body into a warm, relaxing bath, then slip under a fluffy duvet with a hot chocolate in one hand and The Museum of Extraordinary Things in another. But first, the bath. Seriously, there is little that compares to a warm, fragrant, cozy bath when you are feeling tired, achy and generally blah. But as I have absolutely no energy, I am going to opt for an effortless bath, which is just as great at soaking away all cares as its more exotic relations. Since I need to calm my nerves more than anything else, it’s the sandalwood-ginger-rose oil for me. However, I am also giving you more tried-and-tested remedies to target your specific needs.   The calm-your-nerves bath Add 4 drops each of sandalwood oil,

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50 Amazing Beauty Tricks With Coconut Oil

50 amazing beauty tricks with coconut oil UPDATE: How do I choose the best coconut oil?  It was recently given a ringing endorsement by one of the most beautiful women in the world. So it comes as no surprise that coconut oil – favourite of Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr (along with Madonna and Demi Moore) – is the latest must-have beauty product. Even cosmetic companies like Clinique (their Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfectorand Correcting Serumare infused with coconut acid) are promoting its benefits. And for good reason: coconut oil is antibacterial and antifungal, it’s an excellent moisturiser, it can penetrate hair better than other oils and, well, it smells like cookies. However, you don’t  need to consume coconut oil to reap the beauty benefits. Here are 50 topical skincare, bodycare and haircare uses for it in your very own home. All you need is virgin coconut oil (preferably organic) and you are all set to glow!eferably organic) and you are all set to glow! Hair 1. Deep conditioner: When my locks feel more like straw than silk, I massage a few tablespoons of coconut oil into my hair and leave it overnight. Can’t do overnight? Massage in the oil and wrap your head in a warm towel for a couple of hours. Then shampoo and feel your hair turn silky smooth. How? Coconut oil rebalances hair proteins and its small molecular structure penetrates the hair shaft to moisturise and protect against environmental damage. 2. Intense deep conditioning: For an even more intense hair mask, remove the rind from half an avocado and put the fleshy part in a bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and blend with a fork to create a creamy paste. Massage into damp, towel dried hair and use a wide-tooth comb to distribute evenly. Leave 20 minutes, then rinse out and shampoo as usual. 3. Hair strengthening mask: Coconut oil has a rich texture that does not require the addition of harsh chemicals to boost its beauty potential. Simply warm 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat; set aside and let it cool. Beat a raw egg and the lukewarm coconut oil together, then apply the mixture to your hair. Put a plastic bag or plastic wrap around your hair for one hour, then wash hair with shampoo and rinse thoroughly. This is excellent for treating split ends and prevent hair from breaking. 4. Frizzy or lacklustre hair: Take a tiny (smaller than pea-sized) drop of coconut oil and rub it between your palms. If you have curly hair, run your fingers through it and scrunch. If you have straight hair, just smooth over the top of your strands gently. 5. Dandruff: Because of its effective antibacterial and antifungal properties, coconut oil is excellent for banishing scalp problems. It also soaks into the scalp, moisturising dry skin and relieving symptoms of dandruff. Simply massage it into your scalp for 5 minutes. Let it sit for as long as you can and then shampoo thoroughly. 6. Premature greying: Take a bunch of curry leaves and grind them with a little water to make a paste. Add this paste to two cups of coconut oil and heat the mixture till all the moisture evaporates. After it cools, store in a bottle. Massage hair with it 2-3 times a fortnight, leaving it overnight for added potency. 7. Got gum in your hair? Slather with coconut oil, let it soak for a couple of hours and the sticky stuff will slide right out. Body 8. Body wash: Take 2 cups liquid castile soap (or any unscented body wash), 1 cup rose water, 4 tablespoons coconut oil and 20-30 drops lavender essential oil. Pour all the ingredients into a bottle and shake until everything is mixed well. Shake before every application and use as a body soap.t   9. Simple scrub: Skin feeling parched and flaky? Add some sea salt to coconut oil and use it as a body scrub. 10. Body scrub: This is my go-to recipe for leg or back-baring days. To make this scrub, you will need 50g coconut oil, 10ml macadamia oil, 10 drops orange essential oil, 10 drops lemon essential oil and 60g unrefined brown sugar. Put the coconut oil in a bowl and add the macadamia oil; stir until soft and fluffy. Add essential oils and stir. Add brown sugar gradually; stir. Pour into an airtight jar and store in the fridge. To use, massage into damp skin while in the shower, paying special attention to knees and elbows. Rinse off the scrub and you will be left with a light layer of coconut oil, which shall keep skin soft and supple. 11. Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub: Mix together 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of salt in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon honey; mix well. Use 1-2 times a week for amazingly smooth skin! 12. Deep moisturiser: Parched, flaky skin? Stir together equal parts coconut oil and olive oil. Add a few drops of rose or frankincense essential oil and you will have a concoction that no store-bought lotion could ever rival! 13. It gets better: Slather the (above) concoction all over your body and drape yourself with warm bath towels. Stay that way until the towels have cooled. What do you have right there? A VERY luxurious full body moisturising mask. 14. Body moisturiser: Rich in fatty acids, coconut oil makes a superb moisturiser. Just pull it straight out of the jar (I decant it into a pretty bottle just for an added feel-good element) and smooth all over your body while skin is still wet after a shower. Poof… you are a soft skinned goddess!   15. Shaving cream: Use coconut oil instead of shaving cream – it will help smooth hair follicles for a closer, smoother shave. 16. After-shave lotion: Coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving and is especially great for razor burn! 17. Home wax: Use the oil to help prep your skin before and use it to remove wax from the skin afterwards. 18. Cellulite Cream: Mix together 1 cup of coconut oil, 1 cup of jojoba oil, 20 drops of cypress essential oil, 20 drops of juniper essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Massage into the affected areas of the body and leave overnight.                                                                   19. After-sun body lotion: Take 1 cup cocoa butter, 1/2 cup coconut oil and 4 teaspoons sweet almond oil. Place all ingredients in a double boiler over medium heat until the butter is melted. Pour into a jar and allow to cool. Massage a small amount over body immediately after sun exposure to soothe sun parched skin. 20. Muscle Soother: Take 4 teaspoons Shea butter, 3 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons jojoba oil, 6 drops peppermint essential oil, 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil, 4 drops of lavender essential oil and 1 teaspoon beeswax pellets. Melt the Shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil, then add the essential oils and pour into an airtight container. 21. Cuts and scrapes: Coconut oil forms a thin antiseptic and antibacterial layer that protects the wound from dust and germs. Plus, it speeds up the healing process by increasing cellular turnover and stimulating collagen. So, slather a bit of coconut oil on a scratch, scrape or small cut and your wound may heal faster and resist infections,. As a bonus, it also helps reduce the chances of scarring. 22. Warts: Take 1/4 cup coconut oil, 10 drops of lemon essential oil, 10 drops of tea tree essential oil and 2 drops of thyme essential oil. Mix the oils together and apply four times daily to the affected area. Do not wash area for at least 30 minutes after application. 23. Moles: When coconut oil is applied after an apple cider vinegar compress for a few weeks, moles have been known to “slide off” or just disappear. 24. Relaxing night balm: Place a cup of coconut oil in warm water until it softens. Mix in one cup of almond oil and 2-3 drops of rose essential oil. Store in an airtight container, using it as a full-body balm for when you are achy all over. Happy nights are ahead! 25. Illuminator: Massage coconut oil into your whole body to add a gorgeous glow to your skin. To enhance the glow, add some sparkling mica to your oil mix. Hands & feet   26. Foot treatment: Dry, cracked feet? Rub some coconut oil and go over the flaky areas with a pumice stone. For an intense treatment, slather on the oil, put an old pair of socks and leave overnight. 27. Fungal infections: Coconut oil is rich in caprylic acid, which is a potent antifungal agent that’s superb for treating athlete’s foot, Candida and other fungal conditions. Rub the oil into your feet, concentrating on the affected areas (you can add some tea tree oil for extra benefit). Put on socks so you don’t slide around the room. Repeat 2-3 a day until the problem is gone. 28. De-odourising: Coconut oil has been known to freshen up the stinkiness with its antibacterial properties. Add a little lavender or lemon essential oil for extra deodorising effect. 29. Tired feet: Pop your feet into a warm footbath laced with three tablespoons of coconut oil and half a cup of mixed spice. The lauric acid in coconut oil will help bring balance to your hard working feet. 30. Dark patches: Mix the juice of one lemon with a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub into dry and dark elbows and knees to help with spots.   31. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), a type of fatty acid esters that absorb quickly and efficiently and help transport nutrients to the cells. Massage it into nails and cuticles to help strengthen them or rub into fingertips to soothe and prevent hangnails. 32. Hand cream: In a double boiler, melt together 10 tablespoons coconut oil, 3 tablespoons cold pressed sweet almond oil and 4 tablespoons grated beeswax. Remove pot from the burner and stir in 5 drops of lemon essential oil. After cooling, massage it into your hands to hydrate and banish dark spots. I put some into an empty lip balm or mini-mints tin and pop it into the purse for easy access. Face 33. Face mask: I am not all that keen on using coconut oil on your face, with one caveat: if you have dry, flaky skin that has no issues with pimples, this may be your ticket to softness. Take 1 egg, 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1 tablespoon honey. Beat the egg in a small bowl until frothy. Slowly add the coconut oil and honey, beating until your mask is the consistency of mayonnaise. Place in the freezer overnight. To use, cut out a small piece and smooth over your face; pop the rest back in the refrigerator. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. I use this one to counter sunburns and take away the pain. 34. Another face mask: Honey and coconut oil? Sounds messy but combine equal parts of both and slather onto your face for 10 minutes. It works wonders on dry skin, especially in winter!   35. Face scrub: Coconut oil is terrific at flushing away impurities; just mix equal amounts of oil and baking soda for a rejuvenating scrub. 36. Lip balm: Simply slather plain coconut oil on your lips for the ultimate in hydration. Again, I use a small mini-mints container and fill it with coconut oil to carry around. It’s solid at room temperature and melts with the body heat while applying. 37. Lip gloss: Plain coconut oil makes for a superb lip gloss as well – VERY shiny! 38. Makeup remover: Cleanse away the dirt and pollution by massaging coconut oil into your skin. The makeup – including waterproof mascara – just melts away, while the oil’s anti-bacterial and anti-microbial elements protect and enhance the skin’s natural flora.                                 39. Eczema: The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of organic virgin coconut oil make it an excellent soother for eczema sufferers. Just apply it lightly on the affected area 3-4 times a day. 40. Colds: Rub a little coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help with runny noses, allergies and sore nostrils. 41. Acne: Mix some coconut oil with nutmeg and leave on your blemish for 10-15 minutes, then wash off. 42. After-sun soother: Forgot the sunscreen? Soothe your skin with a liberal application of aloe vera gel to which a few teaspoons of coconut oil is added. It’s high in antioxidants, prevents destructive free-radical activity (the primary cause of aging), and lessens skin spots caused by over-exposure to sunlight. 43. Cold sores: Coconut oil possesses an unusually high percentage of lauric acid (more than 50%), which is anti-viral (known to help treat cold sores, herpes, boils, acne and warts). Mix 2 tablespoons with 5 drops of oil of oregano and use at the first sight of a cold sore. 44. Eyelashes: Brush on to eyelashes to boost their growth and pigmentation. 45. Age spots: Applying coconut oil directly to the age spot will help it fade by preventing free-radical formation. 46. Highlighter: Simply sweep a small amount of coconut oil on top of makeup. It looks like your skin but glowier, which is why many natural makeup brands use it as a base ingredient in their formulas. Wellness   47. Hot flashes: Coconut oil cools hot flashes and night sweats when you put a heavy coating on your scalp, hair (towel over pillow) and feet before bed. Wash it out in the morning. 48. PMS blend:

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How To Arrange Flowers

How to Arrange Flowers Edited by Nancy Shaw, Ben Rubenstein, Sondra C, Travis Derouin and 13 others     source:wikihow                                                                                                               Make sure the vase you use has been thoroughly cleaned and any residue has been rinsed off. Almost any vessel you have in your home can be used to house a gorgeous and individual arrangement - flower heads can be broken off and floated in a bowl of water with candles or a teapot can be used to house a posy of flowers. If you are using a regular glass vase it can be nice to add sand, pebbles or glass beads to the bottom. Not only will this help to support the stems, but will also give any arrangement an attractive finish.  Prepare your flowers by always cutting at least 1" from the bottom of each stem and remove any leaves that will lie below the level of the water in the vase as this will help to keep the flowers fresh. Try cutting at an angle, with the scissors slanting up or downwards. This allows the flowers to receive more nutrients. Use room temperature water to partially fill the vase and add any flower food that you have. If you buy very fresh flowers and want the buds to open quickly you could try placing them in slightly warm water to encourage them to open. Alternatively, some people swear by searing the bottom of the stems very quickly on a hot pan so that they become sealed and stay fresh for longer.  Learn which flowers look best in which vases. Posies of smaller flowers tend to look best in shorter, stouter vases, whereas longer flowers tend to look more elegant in taller vases. However, you can always cut your flowers to the required length to fit the shape of your vase before you start arranging them.

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Mangosteen The Queen Of Fruits

Mangosteen the Queen of Fruits Health Benefits of Mangosteen source:engineeredlifestyles.org Mangosteen is a type of unique tropical fruit that originates from southeast Asia. It has been prized for centuries, both in its native countries and in the West, despite the difficulty of transporting it before the advent of modern technology. Mangosteen has been used both as a delicious food and as a source of traditional medicine, and was once brought all the way around the world so that it could be sampled by Queen Victoria. Its health benefits were first written about as long ago as the 18th century. Now, scientific study of mangosteen fruit shows that these benefits aren't just mythical. What are Xanthones? The primary active components of the mangosteen fruit are called xanthones. Xanthones are a recently discovered class of polyphenolic compounds that are biologically active and structurally similar to bioflavanoids. These compounds occur only rarely in nature, with the majority being found in only two families of plants. Two hundred naturally occurring xanthones have so far been identified. Around forty of them have

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Tips Maintain Eye Health For Worker In Computers

Tips Maintain Eye Health For Worker in Computers Posted by Muhammad Faiz    Tips Maintain Eye Health | Currently, more work is needed in processing computerized data. For workers who must be in front of the computer for more than 12 hours per day, the risk of impaired eye health is huge. Eye problems such as red eye, irritation, eye swelling, watery eyes, dizziness, often plagued these workers. Meanwhile, to stay away from the computer, it is not possible because of its vital computer for their work. Here are tips to maintain healthy eyes, for people who have to deal with a computer screen for long periods. 1. Arrange work space as comfortable as possible Room lighting should not make your eyes glare, because light from the computer screen itself is dazzling. Place the monitor slightly below eye horizontal direction. Do not be too high, nor too low so that the neck does not need to be looking down or up. 2. Break in the middle of the work Every half hour or 1 hour once, stand up and rest your eyes. Looking at an object at a short distance away is the focus for a while will help relax the eye again. If necessary, you can also walk around the room so as not to be too stiff. 3. palming Palming is one of the yoga techniques that function refreshing sight and relax your nerves. The trick, rub your palms together until warm, then put on the eye for at least 30 seconds. 4. frequent blinking While I was concentrating on looking at things, including the monitor, people often forget to blink. This makes the eyes dry, irritated and red. 5. Use eye drops To re-freshen the dry and irritated eyes, you can use eye drops. Because if left alone without care, then the eye can be more severe condition. Source: sidomi.com                                                                   8 Ways to keep eyes healthy                             1. Check your eyes every 12 months. Vision problems that are not treated will grow more severe, and wearing contact lenses or glasses are no longer suitable for you can cause vision problems and headaches.

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Health Benefits Of Oysters

Health Benefits of Oysters            By Jill Corleone, R.D You may eat oysters because of their status as a delicacy or because of their purported ability to enhance your love life. Making oysters a part of your diet offers a number of health benefits. Oysters are low in fat, high in protein and a good source of essential nutrients such as zinc, vitamin E, magnesium and potassium.                    Low in Calories Oysters are a low-energy-density food, meaning they have few calories in a large portion. Including more such foods in your diet can make it easier for you to lose weight, because you feel fuller while still limiting your daily calorie intake. A 3-oz. serving of moist-cooked eastern oysters contains 87 calories; the same serving size of moist-cooked Pacific oysters contains 137 calories. By comparison, a 3-oz. portion of roasted white meat chicken contains 130 calories.    Lean Source of Protein The U.S. Department of Agriculture's dietary guidelines recommends that you include lean sources of protein, including 8 oz. of seafood per week. Oysters are low in fat and high in protein. A 3-oz. serving of moist-cooked oysters, either eastern or Pacific, contains 10 to 16 g of protein and about 3 to 4 g of total fat, consisting of 0.81 to 0.87 g of saturated fat, 0.43 to 0.66 g of monounsaturated fat and 0.90 to 1.52 g of polyunsaturated fat.  Good for Your Heart Oysters are high in omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, magnesium and vitamin E. Omega-3 fatty acids, potassium and magnesium can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids can also improve blood cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation, helping to lower your risk of heart disease. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant that protects your cell membranes from free-radical damage, which can lead to cardiovascular disease. Excellent Source of Zinc Oysters contain more zinc than any other food. A 3 oz. portion of moist-cooked eastern oysters contain 67 mg of zinc; the Pacific oysters contain 28 mg. Zinc promotes wound healing, supports immune health and is necessary for proper growth and development. Women need 8 mg of zinc a day; men need 11 mg. One serving of oysters equals or exceeds 350 percent of your daily zinc needs.

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Christine Ha  Blind MasterChef Winner 2012 ( The B

Christine Ha  Blind MasterChef Winner 2012 ( The Blind Chef) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia                                               Christine Hà (Vietnamese: Hà Huyền Trân [1], born May 9, 1979 in California)[2], Vietnamese American from Houston, Texas, is the first blind contestant and the winner of the third season of MasterChef in 2012. Ha lived in Lakewood, California and Long Beach as a young child before her family moved to Houston.[5] Blind Chef Christine Ha Crowned 'MasterChef' in Finale Ha suffers from neuromyelitis optica, in which a person's own immune system attacks the optic nerves and spinal cord. In 1999 she was diagnosed and gradually started losing her vision, and was almost completely blind by 2007,[6] and describes her vision "as looking at a very foggy mirror after a hot shower".[7] She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance/MIS from University of Texas at Austin in 2001 and a Master of Fine Arts degree for creative fiction/nonfiction at University of Houston's Creative Writing Program in 2012.[8] She recently received the editor's poetry prize from The ScissorTale Review and was a finalist in the 2010 Creative Nonfiction MFA Program-Off contest.[8][9] She also serves as Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast Journal and her work has appeared in Fire Point, The ScissorTale Review, and PANK Magazine among others. MasterChef 2012 While she has never studied cooking, she has a large following on her food blog. She tells "I have to depend a lot more on the other senses to cook – taste, smell, how certain ingredients feel", adding that cooking without sight just involves "a lot of organization".[6]2 In the 19 episodes of the competition third season of MasterChef, Christine Ha has won 7 times in both individual and team challenges, an additional 3 times in the top 3 group, but also had 2 times in the bottom 2/3 group. On September 10th, 2012, Christine Ha was pronounced the winner of the competition, taking away $250,000, the MasterChef title, the MasterChef trophy, and a cookbook deal. Simple Yet Stunning By Christine Ha Like a lot of Asian dishes, this one is all about prep. The actual cooking takes a matter of moments, but that’s only once everything is completely ready to go and lined up next to the wok. Overcooking rice vermicelli ruins it. The threadlike strands go from pliable noodles to soggy mush in a matter of seconds. It’s also crucial not to overcook the scallops. Heat the saute pan to blazing hot–don’t be afraid to turn up the heat to high. If you’re timid, the scallops will steam and not brown.

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Types Of Monkeys by Maria Dolores R

Types of Monkeys Types of monkeys are classified into two major groups, the New World primates (South and Central America) and the Old World primates (Asia and Africa). The major difference, besides living on different continents, is that the New World primates have tails that can grasp and hold things while the Old World primates can't do much with their tails and sometimes have no tail at all. New World primates do not have versatile opposable thumbs like many other primates and most Old World primates do.   New World Monkeys   Baby Pygmy Marmosets See more about the Pygmy Marmoset   Squirrel Monkey See more about Squirrel Monkeys   Spider Monkey With its very long arms the spider monkey may be the most acrobatic of all the monkeys, looping and swinging very long distances.   Tufted Capuchins   White-faced Saki Monkey   Golden Lion Tamarin   Golden Lion Tamarin Close-up   Emperor Tamarin   Owl or Night Monkey   Owl or Night Monkey Family The owl monkeys are rain forest monkeys

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A Beautiful Valentine’s Day ... by Maria Dolores R

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12 Kinds Of Hair Oils

Hair Oils: Which One Is Right For You?   February 8, 2013 By anubha With benefits that run the gamut from conditioning and adding shine to treating dandruff and stimulating growth, hair oils are fast taking on the aura of liquid gold for our tresses. And forget what you think you know about this ubiquitous beauty product: the big beauty players have created a completely new generation of oils for the hair. They’ve swapped sachets for sleek pumps, heavy textures for featherweight silkiness and potent blends that do a zillion things at the same time. In actual fact, hair oil is the new hair serum. So while it still creates that glossy, swishy shine, the humble hair oil also adds protection and nourishment for your strands. And where serums typically just coat tresses with silicone for that glassy gloss, oils add shine in a far more hair-friendly manner by calling on essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that penetrate the follicles, treating and conditioning simultaneously. And that’s not all: hair oils not only tame frizz and leave hair manageable but they also protect it from heat styling. Plus, they speed up drying time as the oil reacts with the heat to repel water from the hair. And the best ones work great in protecting your locks from the elements: slip some on to protect your hair from sun, salt water and chlorine, or use it as a mini shield against the harsh, drying effects of pollution. But before you dive into the healthy world of hair oils, it’s vital that you know exactly which ones will work for your strands. There is a hair oil for all textures and types – including the most baby-fine heads of hair. You just need to pinpoint your best fit! Coarse, dry or chemically processed hair Hair becomes coarse and dry when it’s damaged, hence you need nourishing oils to repair its structure. One of the top choices is virgin coconut oil, which actually penetrates the hair shaft to patch and protect it from the inside out. Besides this, it is also lightweight, non-greasy (making it great for fine hair) and helps prevent dandruff. Then there is avocado oil, which is rich in proteins and amino acids, along with high levels of vitamins A, D and E. All these nutrients are vital for hair growth and health: for example, the proteins help fill in all the crevices in your hair’s cuticles, so each strand is stronger and more moisturised. However, since avocado is a heavier oil, it works best on medium to thick

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Best Homemade Natural Beauty... by Maria Dolores R

Best Homemade Natural Beauty Remedies Actually there is no need to spend money on costly beauty aids, it is much better to turn to homemade natural beauty remedies. They are easy to DIY, cost almost nothing and available for everybody. Make sure you check out our set of the best homemade natural beauty remedies to brighten up your look. Natural ingredients used for beauty treatments can do marvels to your skin, hair and nails if mixed and applied properly. Besides, if you are in need of cheap and effective beauty treatment, there is no better option than homemade natural beauty remedies. Include the following set of the best homemade natural beauty remedies in your daily beauty routine to revitalize your beauty look. Orange Scrub Mix pulp and juice of a medium orange with two spoonsful of cornmeal. Apply to your face with circular motions and leave for a

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40 Beautiful Flowers Wallpapers

40 Beautiful Flowers Wallpapers by Sunalini Rana                                                                                               Flowers give a serene view and shows us how beautiful Mother nature is. You can convey your emotions with these beautiful flowers. Whether you want peace, friendship or want to show your love and concern to other person, you have flower for every occasion. Today we are showcasing some beautiful flower wallpapers that will surely make your day. Semblance Wallpaper Cherry Bliss Desktop Wallpaper Blue Daisy In The Rain… Purple Flower Picture Flowers White Azalea Flower Firework Pink Water Lily Sepia Lily With Love Fresh

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11 Fast Ways to Look Younger Crow’s feet, wrinkles on forehead, dark spots on hands are the first signs of ageing. And so far there is nothing bad about graceful ageing, women still want to look younger fast and effortlessly. Surgery can surely be the way out, but don’t hurry to go under the knife and firstly find out our 5 fast ways to look younger without painful and costly surgical procedures.      Every woman dreams of being young forever, but unfortunately it is impossible due to the course of nature. The only thing we can do is to age gracefully or cheat nature laws. Learn how to do it with our 5 fast and easy ways to look younger. #1Primer should necessarily take its place in your makeup bag. Apply a good primer before your makeup and you will get smoother canvas for foundation application and therewith prevent foundation form creeping into lines. Besides, there is nothing better to refresh and make you look younger than applying a bit of rosy or peachy blush to the apples of your cheekbones. Also you can go for bronzer but remember if you want to look younger you are to avoid shimmery bronzers. The matter is that light-reflecting particles draw attention to the lines. #2 It is an open secret that hands can tell about woman’s real age that is why hands require the same care as face. Properly filed and polished nails can make your hands look younger and fresher. Go for shorter nails painted pastel, nude or delicate pinky shades, as the recent study shows that people think women are younger when nails adorned with delicate nail polish colors. #3 With age our hair gets thinner and turns gray. That is why you are to take proper care of your tresses and dye it, but never go too extreme. The best option when dyeing your hair is to stay within two shades of your natural hair color. Hairstyles That Make You Look Younger Some hairstyles just scream ‘youth’ so why not use them as a tool to turn back time? Also luscious and healthy hair can add to your youthful look. As with age our hair loses pigment and shine we have to reconsider our hair care

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Paypal Guide

Paypal Guide PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders. PayPal is an acquirer, performing payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee. It may also charge a fee for receiving money, proportional to the amount received. The fees depend on the currency used, the payment option used, the country of the sender, the country of the recipient, the amount sent and the recipient's account type.[4] In addition, eBay purchases made by credit card through PayPal may incur extra fees if the buyer and seller use different currencies. Step-by-Step To Get Eon Union Card Want your EON now? Get your EON Visa Debit Card in a single branch visit through its new online application! EON’s new Online Application: It’s back to make EON applications fast and easy! The Online application is again made available to give you the convenience of getting your EON Visa Debit Card in a single branch visit.   Just follow these 4 easy steps: Fill out. Fill out the necessary information in EON’s online application found UnionBank’s website: www.unionbankph.com. After filling out the application, you will be receiving an SMS and email notification of your reference number and selected UnionBank pick-up branch. Please take note of this information. Visit. After receiving your SMS and email notification, you may immediately visit and present your reference number to your selected UnionBank pick-up branch. (Link for list of current pick-up branches) EON Visa Debit Cards that were applied through the online application are initially available at the following branches. More UnionBank pick-up branches will be available soon for your convenience.  Submit. Please prepare and submit the following account opening requirements: P350 for your first annual fee, the original and photocopy of one (1) valid photo-bearing ID (list of IDs) Enjoy! Receive your EON Visa Debit Card in a single branch visit. Now you’re ready to start enjoying the many benefits your EON Visa Debit Card has to offer! Use it for PayPal, online and mobile banking, online shopping and more!          Great News! Payp

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How To Verify Paypal With Smart Money

How To Successfully Verify Paypal Account With Smartmoney Mastercard                                                                                                                                                   SMART Money is an electronic wallet, similar to a bank account, that allows you to do bills payment, reload of airtime, and money transfers using a SMART Mobile phone. With the SMART Money MasterCard, you can also do ATM and debit card transactions. Because SMART Money works on the Philippines’ nationwidest network, you can send money to SMART’s 50.9 million subscribers wherever they are in the country.                                            If your SIM has no Smartmoney Menu, then use this option to activate your Smartmoney Mastercard. Type INTERNET and send it to 343. You will then receive a text message telling you that your Smartmoney menu has been updated. Got to Smart menu and Click Smartmoney>>Activate Card Create 6-digit Wireless PIN and follow the process.  After following the process, you will receive a text message informing you that your Smartmoney Mastercard has been activated with your Smartmoney account number. NOTE: You can also activate your card via your Smartmoney menu first before calling the Smart Customer Service Hotline. Their Hotline number is 15177. There is no charge for the call, only you need to have load when you call them else, you cannot successfully contact them. When I was researching about this, some Smartmoney Users claim that they can verify their Paypal account with Smartmoney Mastercard by just activating it through the Smartmoney menu of their phone. However, in my case it did not work because the Activation was impartial.

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Tips for Stopping Underarm Sweating

Top 10 Tips for Stopping Underarm Sweating by Laurie L. Dove and Marie Willsey It's your first day on the job and you've taken every precaution to make sure it goes well. Good night's sleep? Check. Balanced breakfast? Check. Clean, pressed shirt? Check. But by the time you reach the office to meet your new coworkers, a persistent enemy overshadows your ambitions: sweaty armpits. Two wet circles are forming under your arms and spreading -- before you can even settle in at your new desk. Sweating is a natural process that helps regulate the body's internal temperature, especially during exercise or hot weather. As sweat evaporates from the surface of your skin, it removes excess heat and helps to cool the body. Unfortunately, this natural function is sometimes complicated by medical conditions that cause excessive sweating. Excessive sweating also can be driven by emotion or special circumstances: If you've ever soaked your shirt under the arms while making a presentation to a group or meeting your future in-laws, you've experienced situational sweating.

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Top 10 Marriage Myths

Top 10 Marriage Myths by David Popenoe The most recent U.S. Census figures confirm what most everyone already knows - divorce rates, indeed, are on the rise. With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce, many couples are starting to re-evaluate their relationships. But before you start any heady analysis, it's important to know the facts from the myths when it comes to marriage.                               10: Happiness in Marriage Myth: Because of the high divorce rate, which weeds out the unhappy marriages, people who stay married have happier marriages than people did in the past when everyone stuck it out, no matter how bad the marriage. Fact: According to what people have reported in several large national surveys, the general level of happiness in marriages has not increased and probably has declined slightly. Some studies have found in recent marriages, compared to those of 20 or 30 years ago, significantly more work-related stress, more marital conflict and less marital interaction. 9: Common Law Marriage Myth: Cohabitation is just like marriage, but without "the piece of paper." Fact: Cohabitation typically does not bring the benefits - in physical health, wealth and emotional wellbeing - that marriage does. In terms of these benefits, cohabitants in the United States more closely resemble singles than married couples. This is due, in part, to the fact that cohabitants tend not to be as committed as married couples, and they are more oriented toward their own personal autonomy and less to the well-being of their partner. 8: Sex Life Myth: Married people have less satisfying sex lives, and less

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Top 10 Foods for Beautiful Skin

Top 10 Foods for Beautiful Skin by Julia Layton and Katie Lambert With people all over the globe spending billions of dollars on skin-care products every year, you'd think cosmetics companies had replicated the fountain of youth in the laboratory. In fact, skin creams have gotten more and more expensive and less and less based on real science. According to most experts who aren't hawking half-ounce jars of $200 youth serum, the science behind skin care is simpler than most of us think. As with most health benefits, it comes down to lifestyle rather than how much you can afford to spend on products. The things you can do to beautify your skin are remarkably similar to what you can do to live longer and better: Get regular exercise, sleep enough, avoid sun damage and eat well. And, as it turns out, foods can work from the inside out or the outside in to brighten your complexion. So what are we looking at when it comes to beautiful skin from your own kitchen? In this article, find out what you'll want to throw in your shopping cart to make your skin gorgeous and why those foods work on traits like smoothness and tone. 10: Honey We've all heard that a diet high in sugar is bad for the body, but it turns out that slathering a substance that's 98 percent sugar on your face is just fine. Honey is a natural humectant, which means that it both attracts moisture and helps lock it in. It's exactly what parched skin craves, so if you're suffering from itchy, flaky skin, add some honey to your bath. But honey's skin benefits aren't limited to its moisturizing properties. Honey is also a potent antibacterial agent. Its high sugar content combined with its acidity makes it a poor environment for bacteria to flourish [source: White and Doner]. Diluted honey generates hydrogen peroxide, which no doubt a school nurse has dabbed on one of your scrapes to disinfect it. Before World War II, honey was often used in wound dressings to stave off infection. It's growing in popularity again as studies have shown that it might be an effective weapon against strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, like MRSA. An added benefit is that it seems to make wounds smell better, no small matter when it comes to festering ulcers [source: Downey]. Because of its antibacterial qualities, many people think honey might also be beneficial for acne. But know that not all honeys are created equal -- where it comes from and how it's processed affect its antibacterial properties [source: Molan].Next up: You may not like the smell, but you'll love the smoothness. 9: Seafood Most of us have heard that fish can be really good for your overall health -- it's a primary component in what's known as the Mediterranean diet. Many types of fish and shellfish can also work wonders for the skin, especially oysters and fatty fish like salmon. The primary nutrients that make fish so good for your complexion are zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Increasing omega-3 intake can reduce dryness and inflammation. Inflammation can cause skin to age faster, and research shows that getting too little omega-3 may contribute to inflammatory disorders like eczema and psoriasis [source: University of Maryland Medical Center]. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help keep the heart's arteries clear and thus improve circulation. Good circulation is crucial to skin health. Zinc can help fight acne because it's involved in metabolizing testosterone, which affects the production of an oily substance caused sebum, a primary cause of acne. Zinc also assists in new-cell production and the sloughing off of dead skin, which gives the skin a nice glow [source: Self].You'll also find these benefits in flaxseed oil and walnuts. 8: Eggs When it comes to eggs, there's no need to separate the benefits -- both yolks and whites hold skin care gifts. Egg yolks are an important source of vitamin A, which helps your skin repair itself. If you're not getting enough of it from your diet, it will show in your skin. But the vitamin also works from the outside. Vitamin A derivatives like tretinoin (more commonly known by the brand name Retin-A) have been shown to help erase acne as well as wrinkles [source: Borel]. Egg yolks are also a source of biotin, a B-complex vitamin, which is needed for healthy skin and nails. There isn't much evidence to support popular claims that biotin supplements will improve your hair and nails, but it's definitely something you want on your plate [source: University of Maryland Medical Center]. (In an interesting twist, raw egg whites can interfere with the body's absorption of biotin, anti-yolk folks might want to reconsider their stance.) The yolk also contains lecithin, which is an emollient that softens the skin. Try an egg yolk beaten with some olive oil for an inexpensive hair mask. The white of an egg, the albumen, is composed of 40 different proteins and water. The egg white facial is known as an "instant facelift" because of its temporary tightening effect. But it's those proteins in the white that make it such a great conditioner; the ionic charge of its amino acids helps it bind to hair. It's also possible that one of the proteins can help skin that's irritated from the sun [source: Phoenix Chemical, Inc.]. 7: Citrus Fruits Vitamin C is a prime skin-care ingredient in tons of beauty creams. This vitamin aids in the body's production of collagen, a protein that forms the basic structure of your skin. Collagen breakdown, which starts speeding up significantly around the age of 35, can leave your skin saggy [source: RealAge]. Consuming extra vitamin C in foods like oranges, grapefruits, Acerola cherries (a single Acerola has 100 percent of your vitamin C for the day) and tomatoes can help tighten the skin and prevent wrinkles. Vitamin C also may fight inflammation, and its antioxidant properties can neutralize the free radicals (highly reactive oxygen molecules) that damage cells and can prematurely age your face. In case you get tired of eating all that fruit, hot peppers, bell peppers and sprouts also have good amounts of vitamin C. 6: Oatmeal If you have eczema or have suffered through a nasty bout of poison ivy, you know how soothing a bath with milk, uncooked oatmeal and a little bit of honey can be. Oatmeal is nature's balm for dry, itchy, irritated skin -- just ask the ancient Egyptians and Romans [source: Aveeno]. Colloidal oatmeal, which is made by pulverizing and boiling oats, is the ingredient you'll most often see in skin care products. It fights itch, helps keep moisture and contributes to the barrier your skin tries to maintain to protect you from outside elements. Oats happen to be full of all sorts of goodies [sources: Pascoe; Cheeke; RealAge; Kurtz and Wallo]: Fats that lubricate the skin Polysaccharides that cling to your skin and eliminate flakes Saponins, natural cleansers that have antifungal and antibacterial qualities Polyphenols that are anti-inflammatories and antioxidants Proteins that help the skin barrier Starches and beta glucan that hold water in Talk about a lot of bang for your buck. 5: Red and Green Vegetables Skin is the body's largest organ. It makes sense, then, that what's good for your whole body is also good for your skin -- and as far as food goes, it doesn't get much better than vegetables. You'll especially want to look for red-orange and green vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. Orange-red vegetables are full of beta-carotene. Our bodies convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, which acts as an antioxidant, preventing cell damage and premature aging. Spinach and other green, leafy foods provide tons of vitamin A, too, which helps your skin produce more fresh new cells and get rid of the old ones, reducing dryness and keeping your face looking bright and young. Mangoes are also a great source of vitamin A. It's best to get this vitamin from food and not from supplements, though, since too much vitamin A can cause health problems [source: iVillage LINK TO LMI] 4: Shea Butter Any woman looking to get rid of stretch marks has at some point been recommended shea butter to lighten those tell-tale discolorations. While there's no strong body of evidence to back up that particular claim, shea butter is packed with skin care benefits. This substance from sub-Saharan Africa has been used for generations to treat ailments from arthritis to leprosy [source: Nahm LINK TO LMI]. It's even used on dogs to protect their skin and paws. Shea butter is composed mainly of triglycerides, such as palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic fatty acids. These make it a fantastic emollient, and, combined with its thick texture and creaminess, a moisturizer that really sticks. But it's the other part of shea butter that researchers are more interested in: the unsaponifiables. They're the parts of oils and fats that don't form soaps. Shea butter is full to the brim with them, and they have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. And, to make it even better, cinnamic acids in the unsaponifiables absorb UV radiation [source: Alander and Andersson]. 3: Nuts As with many of the skin-healthy foods on our list, the good stuff in nuts -- especially almonds -- has to do with antioxidant activity. Vitamin E combats skin-aging free radicals, especially protecting skin from sun damage due to UV-sunlight-generated free radicals [source: Self]. Vitamin E also tends to help skin hold in moisture, relieving dryness and making skin look younger. Pairing vitamin E with selenium can enhance its antioxidant abilities, so go ahead and throw some almonds into your cottage cheese (great source of selenium) for a skin-revitalizing snack [source: LifeScript]. Almonds, pistachios and walnuts also provide a nice supply of those omega-3 fatty acids that we mentioned earlier. 2: Goat Milk Goat's milk cheese is delicious, but it turns out that goat milk is also a treat for your skin. It contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliant, as well as vitamins A and E. An abundance of triglycerides act to hydrate the skin and keep moisture in. But there's a secret ingredient to give an added boost to the moisturizing quotient: caprylic acid. This fatty acid creates a lower pH in the skin's mantle, the barrier that protects us from bacteria and infection. 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The Surprising Health Benefits of Hibiscus May 21st, 2012 By Tori Hudson, N.D. You may be familiar with hibiscus, known as “sour tea” in Iran, a delicious and refreshing summertime drink. However, this pleasant-tasting herb with the deep-red color also has beneficial health properties, specifically for those looking to support cardiovascular health.* Traditional use Originally from Angola, hibiscus is now cultivated throughout tropical and subtropical regions, especially in Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico, and China. • In Egypt and Sudan, hibiscus is used to help maintain a normal body temperature, support heart health, and encourage fluid balance.* • North Africans have used hibiscus internally for supporting upper respiratory health including the throat throat and also use it topically to support skin health • In Europe, hibiscus has been employed to support upper respiratory health, alleviate occasional constipation, and promote proper circulation.* It is commonly used in combination with lemon balm and St John’s Wort for restlessness and occasional difficulty falling asleep.* • Hibiscus is traditionally used for supporting normal blood pressure maintenance in Iran — a use that has been validated in several recent studies.†                                        Phytochemistry Approximately 15-30 percent of the hibiscus plant is made up of plant acids, including citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid and allo-hydroxycitric acid lactone — i.e. hibiscus acid, which is unique to hibiscus. Other chemical constituents are many; however, some of the most important include alkaloids, anthocyanins, and quercetin. Indications Scientific interest in hibiscus has grown in the last several years, thanks to a small burst of published research studies — especially in regards to cholesterol and blood pressure maintenance.† 1. Cholesterol maintenance In 2007, a one-month clinical trial tested the effects of hibiscus extract on cholesterol levels. A total of 42 subjects were randomized to three groups for the study. Group 1 received one 500-mg capsule 3x daily (1,500 mg/day), Group 2 received two capsules 3x daily (3,000 mg/day), and Group 3 received three capsules 3x daily (4,500 mg/day). Interestingly, by the fourth week, participants in both Groups 1 and 2, but not Group 3, experienced a cholesterol maintenance effect. The optimum dose was 1,000 mg taken 3x daily. In 2009, another trial studied hibiscus’s ability to support cholesterol maintenance, this time in people concerned with healthy blood sugar levels. Sixty subjects, mostly women, were given either one cup of hibiscus tea or black tea twice per day. After one month, hibiscus was able to help maintain total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol levels — as well as triglycerides — already within a healthy range.* Black tea, on the other hand, only impacted HDL levels. A larger trial, in 222 adults, was published on hibiscus in 2010. The subjects — about a third of whom had metabolic challenges — were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a healthy diet, hibiscus, or a healthy diet plus hibiscus. Those with metabolic challenges experienced several benefits from hibiscus, including cholesterol maintenance.¤ Similar effects on supporting normal blood sugar were also noted.* Another 2010 study in 69 subjects found that hibiscus extract (1,000 mg/day) did not have a cholesterol maintenance effect compared to placebo. One wonders why the results of this study were negative, while the three studies mentioned above showed positive results. It could be because different preparations — tea, powdered flowers, and various extracts — were used in each study. With more consistent product selection and dosages used in larger randomized trials, we would hope that this would clarify the best intervention to use. 2. Blood pressure maintenance In 2007, a randomized, controlled, double-blind study researched hibiscus’s blood pressure maintenance capacity.

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8 Fruits To Beautify Your Skin Strawberry is regarded as “Queen of Fruits” in Europe. It contains a lot of amino acids, glucose, citric acid, pectin, carotene, vitamin B complex, nicotinic acid and mineral substances. According to the medical research, strawberry can effectively nourish the lung and stomach, improve urination, enrich the blood and eliminate the toxins in your body. The patients with constipation and high blood pressure can frequently eat strawberry. The tannic acid in strawberry can help you resist cancer and tartaric acid, vitamins and mineral substances can strengthen the elasticity of skin and keep your skin moist. The abundant vitamin A and potassium can even protect your hair. Kiwi fruit is regarded as “King of Fruits”. It contains abundant mineral substances and vitamins. Kiwi fruit has important effects of clearing away internal heat, improving stomach, treating diarrhea and allergy, decreasing cholesterol, accelerating digestion and beautifying the skin. The abundant vitamins and pectin in kiwi fruit can help you shrink pores and prevent the pigmentation. Apple is always regarded as a good food to alleviate fatigue and nourish your body. According to the traditional Chinese medicine, apple can effectively improve the stomach and nourish the lung. Apples contain potassium, pectin, tartaric acid, malic acid and anthocyanins. Anthocyanins can help you enhance your bones, maintain the acid-base balance and prevent colon cancer. The vitamin C can effectively restrain melanin and increase hemachrome to strengthen the glossiness of your skin. Cherry is an effective food to nourish the body and stop diarrhea for you. Iron is a major component of hemoglobin in human body. Cherry contains a high content of iron. Therefore, cherry can effectively improve the colors of your skin. What’s more, vitamins in cherry

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  Wheatgrass – A Dietary Wonder   The world is fast becoming health conscious with more and more people turning to veganism and Mother Nature’s greatest gift to Mankind – natural foods offering innumerable health benefits. One such amazing herb is the wheatgrass, a dietary super food fully packed with essential minerals and vitamins required for the body. Now in this article let us explore further about some of the wonders of this phenomenal herb. Nevertheless, before that let us see what wheatgrass is all about….   Wheatgrass Juice (Image credit: daphoto / 123RF Stock Photo) What is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is a complete health food composed of the young shoots of wheat (speciesTriticum aestivum) before stalks form a head with grain.  Vibrant and full of rich green chlorophyll, they are grown from the sprouted wheat berries (wheat seed) which is the whole kernel of the wheat grain. A super food it does not contain wheat gluten, and due to heavy concentrations of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, living enzymes, chlorophyll and phytonutrients that can’t be found in the mature plant, wheatgrass is considered by many natural health professionals to possess health-boosting properties with healing benefits.   What are the healthy nutrients in wheatgrass?   Wheatgrass is superior to other vegetables because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, wheatgrass absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil, which includes calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus and cobalt. Wheatgrass is a vitamin-rich super food. It contains many amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.   Basic Nutrients in Wheatgrass  (per 100 grams) Calories 21.0 Cal Water 95g Fat 0.06g Carbohydrates 2.0g Dietary Fibre <0.1g Chlorophyll 42.2mg Cho line 92.4mg Glucose 0.80g   Minerals in Wheatgrass  Iron 0.61mg Magnesium 24mg Potassium 147mg Phosphorous 75.2mg Zinc 0.33mg Calcium 24.2mg Sodium 10.3mg Selenium <1ppm   Vitamins in Wheatgrass  Vitamin C 3.64mg Vitamin A 427 IU Vitamin B1 0.08mg Vitamin B2 0.13mg Vitamin B3 0.11mg Vitamin B5 6.0mg Vitamin B6 0.2mg Vitamin B12 <1mcg Vitamin E 15.2IU Folic Acid 29mcg   Enzymes in Wheatgrass Histidin 17.1 mg Isoleucine 23.75 mg Leucine 40.25 mg Lycine 34.23 mg Threonine 27.56 mg Tryptophan 5.02 mg Valine 31.58 mg Methionine 9.35 mg Tyrosine 28.32 mg Alanine 57.21 mg Proline 31.45 mg Serine 33.01 mg Phenylalanine 34.08 mg What are the forms of consuming wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is available in many forms, including tablets, capsules, liquid extracts and tinctures. Wheat grass is usually consumed as either wheat grass powder or juice. Most people do not consume wheatgrass, because unlike cows and other grazing animals, the human digestive system is not designed to break down the cellulose in the fibrous wheat grass plant. Although it is physically possible to eat wheat grass—and some people choose to do so—the body will find it extremely difficult to digest it properly, causing adverse reactions.   What Is Wheatgrass Juice?

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35 Amazing Health Benefits Of Banana

  35 Amazing Health Benefits of Banana   Rich, soft, creamy, delectable, truly delicious, Banana, naturally gift wrapped by Mother Nature, in golden yellow hue, packs a punch of a whole lot of goodness.  Both young and old alike love the humble fruit, which goes easy on the pockets, for its rich texture, flavour, nutrients and essential vitamins. Banana (Image source: sxc.hu) History and Origin of Bananas The existence of bananas dates back to about 4000 years, having originated in Malaysia.  From there it spread to other countries of the world. Jean Francois Poujot, a Jamaican, first discovered the very popular, sweet golden-hued variety in the year 1836, a result of mutant strain between the red and green cooking bananas that may be consumed without cooking. The Cavendish banana named after the Duke of Devonshire is the most commercially sought after variety today, with over 300 different species. Green Bananas (Image source: sxc.hu) The banana plant belongs to the family lily and orchids available for harvest throughout the year.  The banana plant grows 10 to 26 feet, the fruit cluster containing 50 to 150 bananas. Nutritional Profile of Bananas Bananas are a rich source of several nutrients.  Consisting essentially of natural sugars such as glucose, fructose and sucrose, bananas are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fibre, biotin, carbohydrates, magnesium, riboflavin and manganese.  According to various studies, bananas are the best food source for combating vitamin A deficiency.   Amazing Health Benefits of Bananas 1. Bananas Provides Instant Boost of Energy Bananas provide the much-required boost of energy by converting the natural sugars instantaneous into energy. That is one of the main reasons for sportsmen to consume this rich delectable fruit during breaks. A couple of Bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous workout of one and a half hour.  Hence, they make an excellent breakfast option for kids and adults providing the required energy throughout the day. Athlete (Image source: morgueFile.com) 2. Bananas Keep Blood Pressure under Check A number of studies have substantiated the potential ability of potassium in keeping blood pressure under check.  Blood pressure is positively connected with alcohol, higher sodium content and protein intake. Reduced intake of merely sodium or improved intake of calcium, potassium and magnesium can decrease high blood pressure. Therefore, Bananas enriched with a combination of 467 milligram of potassium and one milligram of sodium make a healthy dietary option for controlling blood pressure. Blood Pressure Measurement (Image source: morgueFile.com) 3. Bananas Prevent Risk of Atherosclerosis  Since bananas contain enormous amounts of potassium with low sodium content, they prevent and protect the risk of Atherosclerosis.   4. Bananas Help Lower Cholesterol Pectin, a soluble fibre in banana facilitates reduction of Cholesterol levels.  According to various studies, four main water-soluble fibres such as pectin, psyllium, guar gum and beta-glucan effectively lower LDL Cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) without causing any kind of disturbance to HDL cholesterol.   5. Bananas Support Renal Health (Image source: sxc.hu) Since bananas are a rich source of potassium, regular consumption of this humble fruit, in moderation though, promote renal health. Every year, there is a tremendous rise in the incidence of renal cancers, across the globe. This is mainly

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How To Make Hair Grow Faster?

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30 Most Exquisite Pictures of Nature

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Healing Properties Of The Sea

Ocean’s Secret Potion? Healing Properties of the Sea   by  themissblog   While ‘magic’ isn’t the exact word scientists have used to describe the healing and healthful properties of clean ocean water (there’s some nasty stuff out there on polluted beaches) – there are quite a few proven benefits. I liked this simple wrap up by writer Sharin Griffin from Livestrong.com – it is easy to understand and best of all she cites her sources!   Skin Disorders Skin disorders such rosacea, psoriasis and eczema are also helped by the ocean’s salt water as minerals and amino acids in the water draw out impurities. With the removal of these toxins also comes faste

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Fruits Healing Properties

Fruits Healing Properties Posted by Simona Gauri in Featured, Food, Health According to the Chinese food therapy, mango has a sweet and sour flavour (corresponding to the Earth and Wood elements), and has a cooling property (balance of Yin and Yang). HEALING PROPERTIES OF THE MANGO Mango nourishes qi, the blood, and the functions of the stomach. Its cooling effect dissipates hot-syndrome diseases. Mango is used to relieve nausea and vomiting, coughing, and weakness in the lungs and bronchi.   According to the Chinese food therapy, pineapple has a sweet and sour flavour (corresponding to the Earth and Wood elements), and has a neutral property (Yang). HEALING PROPERTIES OF THE PINEAPPLE Pineapple  should always be consumed ripe – underripe pineapple is acidic to the extreme and can cause stomach cramps and damage to the teeth and bones. Soft, sweet pineapple, on the other hand, promotes digestion. It also promotes urination, quenches thirst, and heals swelling. Sweet pineapple stimulates the appetite and is therefore used to treat anorexia.

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15 Best Summer Health Care Tips by Maria Dolores R

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Luscious Lips Recipe Tips

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Sweet Lemon Posset Cups

Sweet Lemon Posset Cups Posted on August 15, 2012 by addmorebutterplease Lemon Posset Cups    It’s so simple yet so darn good; that silky smooth texture and sweet smack of lemon. But how can you make it better? Putting them in Lemons, that’s how! Setting your posset in an actual Lemon is so much more appealing than plain ramekins. It also adds a slight sour note toward the edges of your posset from where the mix has been resting on the Lemon rind. Yes, it is a bit of extra effort but it’s completely worth it when you see your guests faces. I think

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The Beauty Benefits of Green Tea

The Beauty Benefits of Green Tea   No wonder then that every major beauty brand, right from Estee Lauder to L’Occitane, is rushing to include this potent plant in their formulations. But what if we can just get the benefits straight from the source? After all, green tea is one of the most easily accessible products almost anywhere in the world. I have been trying these ancient beauty recipes (most come from 2,000-years-old Chinese and Japanese books of medicine, where green tea is known as “green jade”) for a fortnight now and can personally vouch for their effectiveness. My skin has never recovered so fast before and is thriving in an anti-ageing, zero-acne, pollution-free sanctuary.         Anti-Acne Green Tea Face Mask What it does: Flushes out toxins from the skin, helps heal blemishes and soothes the complexion. The science: Green tea contains catechins, which are anti-bacterial agents that suppress acne-causing bacteria and help regulate hormonal imbalances. It also possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the redness and inflammation brought about by zits, thereby helping them heal sans the scars. How to: Mix 1 tablespoon of powdered green tea with an egg white and 1 teaspoon of pure honey; whip everything together with a fork. Apply the mixture to your face and leave for about 30 minutes. Then rinse it off and apply a moisturizer. Anti-Aging Green Tea Face Mask What it does: Stops the signs of premature aging – like loose skin, wrinkles, age spots and fine lines – while making the complexion more moist and supple. The science: The EGCG compounds in green tea can actually reactivate skin cells that are dying due to poor lifestyle habits, exposure to sunlight and pollution. Plus, it contains high level of oligomeric proanthocyanidins – OPCs – some of the most powerful antioxidants known to scientists. These antioxidants help ward off premature aging by fighting free radicals and healing damaged cells. And that’s not all: OPCs also inhibit the enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, which are essential for skin’s strength and suppleness. How to: Combine 3 tablespoons of full fat

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Dandruff Home Remedy

Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally   There is this point in the year – every single year – when I I get a little, um, flakey. Yes, for a couple of weeks each year, my scalp goes through a seasonal transition and I start noticing dandruff – and in my dark hair, it’s pretty obvious. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) I am not alone. Experts estimate that up to 90 percent of human beings will experience dandruff at some time in their lives. And there is a whole industry out there at work to help you find a solution. But what if you’re looking for a gentle, non-chemical alternative? One that’s not a sad, stinky concoction of chemicals? Which doesn’t kill your hair while fighting the flakes? Walk through these all-natural DIY dandruff remedies and be prepared to raid your kitchen for some vinegar, lemons and salt. And don’t worry, you don’t need all these ingredients at once… just choose your potion and repeat weekly.         Dandruff remedies for oily scalps Mix together 2 tablespoons each of apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Massage it into your scalp; leave on for 20 minutes, then shampoo and condition normally. Mix together 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 4 tablespoons of gram flour; add enough water to make a thick paste. Massage this paste onto your scalp and leave it on for approximately 30 minutes before shampooing. Mix one part of fresh lemon juice with two parts of warm coconut oil. Massage this mixture onto

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What Makes Ramen So Addicting? by Maria Dolores R

What Makes Ramen So Addicting? The Philippines is undeniably mami country, but another noodle is quickly securing a foothold in Filipino diners' gullets: Japanese ramen. Cheap and easy to make, ramen (like its Chinese counterpart) also boasts an ability to adapt an infinite array of ingredients into its makeup. The similarity is more than coincidental—after all, ramen was first brought to Japan by Chinese immigrants in the late 1800s, many of whom retained a craving for a taste of home. Ramen was first served from a stall in Yokohama's Chinatown, and quickly evolved to suit to Japanese tastes.   A Japanese transformation Some of the more prominent changes that marked the evolution from Chinese to Japanese: the noodles became closer in appearance to the Japanese soba noodles that were more familiar to locals, soy sauce was added to the soup stock, and there was additional flavoring from

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Classic Panaderia Favorites

Classic Panaderia Favorites   If you have a Filipino bakeshop—panaderia—within easy walking distance, consider yourself lucky; you're only a stone's throw away from a Filipino cultural treasure. No other place serves such a smorgasbord of treats daily and very early in the day, each variant inherited from the Spanish and filtered through Pinoy preferences over the years. Look through this list of panaderia favorites—which one excites you enough to get up and buy at daybreak? Let us know in the comments! Egg pie No panaderia can rightly call itself one without this custard pie in stock. Made with an egg filling that uses calamansi and condensed milk for flavor, the pie is baked till the top darkens into a chocolate brown crust. Ensaymada made panaderia-style is hard to beat: topped with margarine and coarse cane sugar, this uniquely Pinoy take on a Spanish brioche goes exceptionally well with coffee, a partnership made for the ages. Dick and Carmi. Sharon and Gabby. Guy and Pip. And ensaymada with barako coffee. Kababayan These hat-shaped buns are on

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Slick Tricks To Make Legs Look More Toned

Slick Tricks To Make Legs Look More Toned   Were opaque tights and cozy jeggings your best friend through winter? And have they added another cozy layer: all that fuzz and flakiness that’s grown in since you started skipping skirts and shorts? Yup! Thought so. After months of grizzly-like hibernation, your legs will likely be requiring some extra attention right about now. Luckily, even if you don’t have time for the full leg workup – exfoliation, intense moisturizing and thorough tanning – there are plenty of easy ways to make those stems rock. Here’s how to fake it till you make it. Summer-ready legs step 1: Shave If you have absolutely no time, just shave. This is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to exfoliate your legs, so that flaking is minimized and skin doesn’t look as dull. Summer-ready

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DIY- Beauty Recipes From French Remember how every single French woman I have ever met has confessed to an obsessive fascination for face masks? They are simply following in the heritage of the likes of Marie Antoinette and Catherine de Médicis, who were slathering potent stuff on their faces long before beauty brands took over the running of our lives with pre-packaged goodies. And things haven’t changed much in France since then. Even in a busy, urban city like Paris, women regularly turn to time-tested skincare recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the other since the late 1500s. These are the recipes that have also inspired today’s cult-French brands like Caudalie and Nuxe. So, why not go straight to the source and replace the lab-manufactured with the sunny-farm-grown? After all, there is no better (and easier) way to glowing skin than a treatment that comes straight from your own refrigerator, right? French beauty recipe: Caught up with cabbage Parisians are fairly obsessive about facial masks made from cabbage (yes, cabbage!) as this leafy veggie is chockfull of sulphur and potassium, along with vitamins A, C and E, which make it wonderful at deep cleansing, evening out and nourishing the skin. Deep cleansing cabbage face mask (oily skin): Grind a quarter head of cabbage and mix it into a beaten egg white. Apply this paste on your skin, then wash off with warm water after 20 minutes. Deep cleansing cabbage face mask (dry skin): Chop up some cabbage leaves and boil them in milk till you get a porridge-like consistency. Strain the liquid and layer it on to your face and neck. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Nourishing cabbage face mask (sensitive skin): Mix the cabbage gruel (as above) with the yolk of one egg and a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this on your face and neck for 20 minutes and then wash off with warm water.  

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Barbie Wear Dior And Burberry As if Barbie did not already have the most annoyingly perfect life, she also gets dressed up by the world’s top fashion designers. With custom created outfits. AND accessories. Lucky girl doll. Each of these Barbie dolls are serious limited edition and go for thousands of dollars on auction sites. Which, thankfully, puts them beyond the reach of little girls who really don’t need any more self-esteem-destroying fantasies than we already feed them. That’s why I don’t like Barbie. But as a pure visual feast, these designer-dressed dolls are gorgeous. Now if they only came with a bit of honest-to-goodness arm chub and proportions that wouldn’t make a real woman topple over. Scroll through for Barbie’s 9 best designer looks of all time. Stephen Burrows Pazette Barbie Doll Stephen Burrows’ (the first African American designer to achieve international acclaim) dresses Barbie in silvery glitter, rhinestones and sequins. The luscious shade of nude plays against her beautifully deep skin tone and black hair. A silvery headpiece, complete with a cascade of white feathers, adds the finishing touch. Kate Spade Barbie Doll Reflecting Kate Spade’s personal style, Barbie wears a floral print coat with three-quarter length sleeves, belted at the waist. Beneath the coat is an ivory knit sweater and

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How To Dry Nail Polish Quickly!

How To Dry Nail Polish Quickly!   With nails taking much of the beauty spotlight this season, a picture-perfect polish is truly crave-worthy. So, try this extremely popular backstage trick when you want to glam up but don’t have the time to sit around watching nail polish dry.

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Can Your Phone Really Give You Acne?

Can Your Phone Really Give You Acne?   Have you ever noticed phone-related acne spots? Or let me rephrase: do you suffer from stubborn pimples on one side of your face, chin, or even your ears? Your tech toys are the likely culprits – primarily cell phones, which are like petri dishes, covered with bacteria that end up on our skin. Liz Smith, Rentokil IT Hygiene’s senior microbiologist, explains: “The average cell phone provides all three vital factors bacteria needs to thrive: nourishment in the form of oils secreted from the skin; moisture exhaled onto the phone surface every time we breath; and contamination

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DIY- Beauty Mayonnaise

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The Best Type of Coconut Oil

The Best Type of Coconut Oil   How do you pick the best, most healthy version? Which one will work best for the skin and hair? Virgin or refined? What do “cold pressed”, “centrifuged”, and “expeller-pressed” mean? And what is the difference between the cheap coconut oil you see on the department store shelf and the high-quality oil you can buy in a health food store? The answer is that (much like olive oil) coconut oil is graded according to its level of refinement. And here is a list of what the various designations mean. Consider this your definitive guide to choosing good coconut oil. Stacking up coconut oils by quality Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is crafted from fresh coconut meat with minimal application of heat or chemicals. It smells and tastes strongly of coconuts besides being laden with anti-oxidants, Medium Chain Fatty Acids, Capric Acid, Lauric Acid, Caprylic Acid and Vitamin E. VCO also has remarkable anti-microbial properties and can be pure white when solidified or crystal clear when liquefied. Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil This is a misnomer as, unlike olive oil, there is no industry standard for distinguishing between “virgin” and “extra virgin” for coconut oil. Therefore, a coconut oil labelled “extra-virgin” is probably the same as one labelled “virgin”. Pure Coconut

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Red Lips 101

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Chocolate Lovers Rejoice :)

  Chocolate Lovers Rejoice :)   Chocolate sans the guilt? Yes, it is possible – honestly!!!! This multitalented treat was not called the “elixir of the Gods” for nothing… it actually has a zillion benefits. To start with, chocolate not only prevents free radical damage to keep keep skin young and healthy, it’s also an excellent hydrator, skin softener and detoxifier. And this is backed up by scientific evidence: A substance’s antioxidant capabilities are measured in ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) Assay units. Green tea has an ORAC of 1,686 units per 100 grams, while oranges rate just 75

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Chocolate Health Benefits

Chocolate Health Benefits   Chocolate and Health Benefits - part of the pleasure of eating chocolate is due to the fact that its melting point is slightly below human body temperature therefore it melts in the mouth. Which in turn releases chemicals in the brain which are associated with the feeling of love which again makes us feel good. In the fifteenth century chocolate was prescribed as a medicine to boost the weakened body, and by the late sixteenth century Parisians were using chocolate to treat an astonishing range of maladies, including indigestion, nervous conditions and venereal disease!  The use of chocolate for medicinal purposes stretches back to the fourth century, when it was used as a wound dressing. Allegedly Emperor Montezuma always drank a full goblet of chocolate prior to entering his harem, triggering the myth that chocolate is an aphrodisiac. The 17th century diarist, Samuel Pepys, was a firm believer in the energising properties of chocolate, and took it to relieve hangovers, while Napoleon carried it with him in battle, eating it when he needed an energy boost. Both Fry’s of Bristol and Terry’s of York were founded by apothecaries. The 20th and 21st centuries have seen continued debate about the well-being and health benefits of chocolate, including:-         Eating chocolate can help you live longer         It contains powerful antioxidant phenols, which can lower the risk of heart   disease.         Eating chocolate can help lower blood pressure.         It contains flavonols, which help prevent oxidation of the blood cells        The cocoa butter used to make it is broken down by the liver and behaves

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Beauty Benefits Of Lavender

Beauty Benefits Of Lavender   To me, there is nothing more redolent of summer than lavender. Just its fragrance is enough to evoke the memories of balmy days that last forever, soft purple bushes shimmering against a blue sky, emerald green grass glowing with refreshing droplets of dew, rolling fields stretching towards the mountains… all of childhood rolled into one pretty package. But lavender is much more than just a pretty flower. It is also one of the most powerful remedies in the plant world, offering relief for problems as varied as sunburns, acne and dandruff – because of which the ancient Egyptians and Romans treasured the oil extracted from its leaves and flowers. Lavender owes this amazing spectrum of healing powers to its complex chemical makeup, which is chockfull of antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory goodness. Even a mere whiff of its fragrance has potent aromatherapy benefits. And this is no subtle, old lady fragrance – it’s a heady scent that rivals bottled perfume. Through various trips to Grasse and Kashmir, I have reaped the recipes of some gorgeous face masks, scrubs and body butters that help you harness all the beauty and wellness of lavender in its purest form. Lavender owes this amazing spectrum of healing powers to its complex chemical makeup, which is chockfull of antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory goodness Rejuvenating lavender toner How to: Take a handful of fresh lavender and 100 ml water. Boil the water and then pour in the lavender buds, making sure they are completely submerged. Cover the bowl and leave the brew to steep for a few hours. Then drain the mixture, pour the water into a clean glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. After washing your face in the morning, spray a little bit of the lavender water on a cotton pad and gently wipe your face to instantly refresh the skin. The science: Lavender boosts circulation, thereby increasing blood flow and ensuring that the skin cells receive adequate nutrition and oxygen. This keeps the cells healthy and boosts their turnover. Anti-acne lavender remedy How to: Dab lavender oil onto acne blemishes or skin infections with a cotton swab. The science: Essential lavender oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. These properties allow it to both attack the bacteria causing acne infections and reduce the swelling and redness. Lavender sunburn soother How to: Add a few drops of lavender oil to a bowl of

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DIY- Beauty Secret Of Brazilian

DIY- Beauty Secret Of Brazilian This has made Brazil the third largest beauty market in the world after the USA and Japan. One of the biggest lures for beauty brands is the treasure trove of ingredients found in the country’s lush vegetation – making it no surprise that the rest of the beauty world is following where Brazil leads. Subsequently, many breakthrough beauty rituals have been developed here – some of which you may love already, and others you need to know about… like sand. And carrot juice. And sea salt. And then shhhhhhhh… I am off to watch the match replay, having slipped into my beauty habit and missing the whole thing at the stadium.         Brazilian beauty secret #1: Sand Yup, that’s it. Plain and simple sand. Used as a foot and body scrub – right on the beach! Don’t be so shocked: massaging sand into the skin stimulates circulation, thereby busting toxins, breaking up fat tissue and chasing away cellulite. It’s also a terrific exfoliator that gets rid of dead skin. To be 100% Brazilian, simply grab a handful of sand and rub into damp skin in gentle, circular motions (as you would with a body scrub). For a more spa version, mix 1 cup of dry sand with 1/4 cup of olive oil and 5 drops of almond oil. Use this as a body scrub that both exfoliates and moisturises the skin. Brazilian beauty secret #2: Carrot juice These women have complexions so glowingly gorgeous that the Brazilian tan has become the hottest catwalk and celeb trend worldwide. But Brasileñas are also super sunscreen-savvy and you won’t find them baking in the sun sans some foolproof skin protection. So how does this reconcile with those tans of gold? The answer lies in carrot juice. Carrots, you see, are packed with beta-carotene, which is super-good at promoting a tan and giving skin a natural glow. Plan for at least 2 glasses

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DIY- Face Mask Recipe After Summer

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10 Health Benefits of Mangoes by Maria Dolores R

  10 Health Benefits of Mangoes   Mangos taste so good that people forget they are also healthy!  Discover how the “king of fruits” can help you, plus learn fascinating trivia facts and a few mango cautions and concerns. Health Benefits: 1.  Prevents Cancer: Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes. 2.  Lowers Cholesterol: The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff) 3.  Clears the Skin: Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples. (Read more on page 5.) 4.  Eye Health: One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes. 5.  Alkalizes the Whole Body: The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.   6. Helps in Diabetes: Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood.  The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. Mango fruit also have a relatively low glycemic index (41-60) so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels. 7. Improved Sex: Mangos are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts (as from whole food) does help in this area. 8. Improves Digestion: Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein. There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this health

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5 New Things to Do with Avocado

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5 Best Provinces in the Philippines

5 Best Provinces in the Philippines   The Philippines has a total of 81 provinces, how many of them have you visited? Are you the type to stick to the trail and go to the places where tourists usually go, or are you the kind of person who would rather choose adventure, deviate from the norm and take the roads less travelled? For the curious and adventurous traveler, we put together a short list of Philippine provinces that seriously need more attention. Surigao del Sur One of Surigao del Sur’s prides is the Enchanted River in the town of Hinatuan. This entrancing river continues to fascinate tourists and residents alike not just because of its crystal clear water but also because of the many unexplained mysteries that surround it. It may be reminiscent of Coron’s Kayangan Lake but with its widely spread stories of mystical creature sightings to beautiful fish that can’t seem to be caught, this river has a whole lot of reasons to call itself “Enchanted.” Not a fan of otherworldly stories? How about this: rivers are generally bodies of fresh water but the Enchanted River has salt water flowing through it. What’s interesting is that there is no visible source of where that salt water is coming from. While it’s been reported that the river is about 25 meters deep, many still claim that no one has ever reached the bottom of the Enchanted River. Photo taken from Adrenaline Romance Another spot that should not be missed when in Surigao del Sur is the Philippines’ “Little Niagara Falls” called Tinuy-An Falls. This three-level white water curtain in Bislig has the widest waterfalls in the Philippines. It’s also said that a rainbow always appears in the area between 9:00 AM to 11:00AM. Definitely another grandeur to behold. Photo taken by Rawen Balmaña The easiest route to get to these places in Surigao del Sur from Manila is via a 1.5 hour flight to Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. From Butuan City you can get to either Hinatuan or Bislig by bus with both destinations taking approximately 4 to 5 hours of travel time. Antique

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7 Food Strategies

7 Food Strategies Food is fuel for our bodies, and our bodies reflect what we put into them. By learning how to eat in ways that boost energy and combat fatigue, you can do a lot to optimize your mental and physical performance throughout the day. 1. Make sure you’re getting enough iron Iron is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States. An estimated 10 percent of women between 20 and 40 are iron-deficient. Iron is a crucial nutrient that boosts energy, combats fatigue, and enhances physical and mental endurance. Iron is responsible for transporting oxygen through people’s bodies, and without sufficient oxygen, your body will become fatigued. Women need more iron because of monthly menstruation, and small children need a lot because their bodies are growing so quickly. Focus on making iron-rich foods a part of every meal. Kale, spinach, lentils, beans, sesame seeds, prune juice, edamame, whole grains, red meat, and molasses are good food sources of iron. Here is a longer list from the Dietitians of Canada. 2. Cut the caffeine Many of us turn to coffee as a way to boost energy instantly but, as a stimulant, it creates an artificial sense of energy that will eventually crash, leaving you feeling more tired than ever. While I’m a big fan of my morning latte and have no intentions of giving it up

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11 Health Benefits of Cherries

11 Health Benefits of Cherries     Cherries are delicious, beautiful, and in season now! National Cherry Day is on July 16th in the UK. Eat this superfruit before its short growing season comes to an end. When you eat cherries, you enjoy much more than just their amazing taste. They’re packed with antioxidants and offer many health benefits, including help with insomnia, joint pain and belly fat. Cherries could be just what the doctor ordered. Here are 11 good reasons to start eating this powerfood today! I’ll let this cute little chart do all that explaining… 11 Health Benefits of Cherries 1. Protection from Diabetes Sweet cherries have a lower glycemic index of 22, lower than apricots (57), grapes (46), peaches (42), blueberries (40) or plums (39). This makes them a better choice of a fruit snack compared with many other fruits, especially for diabetics. 2. Helps You Sleep Better Tossing and turning at night?  Cherry juice to the rescue! Drink cherry juice 30 minutes after waking and 30 minutes before your evening meal. In a study, participants boosted their melatonin intake by following this routine. Cherries are a good source of melatonin.They have also been found to help with jet lag. Note: there is a higher level of melatonin in tart cherries compared to sweet cherries. “There’s no diet list I’ll

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7 Biggest Myths About Summer

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10 Delicious Avocado Desserts

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10 Foods to Eat Every Day fo... by Maria Dolores R

10 Foods to Eat Every Day for Perfect Skin Are you tired of using different expensive and ineffective beauty products? It’s time to throw away all those ineffective products and start eating foods for perfect skin. I went from terrible acne five months ago to not having acne now. It was hard, but it was possible, and less expensive than turning to pricey products. While some foods can aggravate your skin, others can enhance it. Check out a list of 10 foods to eat every day for perfect skin. 1. Red bell peppers Red bell peppers are a tasty vegetable that can be enjoyed either cooked or raw. One red bell pepper contains more than 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. It also contains significant amounts of dietary fiber and vitamin B6. Moreover, it is rich in carotenoids that can help prevent wrinkles and increase blood circulation to your skin, helping it look more youthful. Due to their carotenoids, red bell peppers are also great to fight acne. A red bell pepper is a perfect, low calorie snack that contains about 30 calories and has a really satisfying crunchy bite. Keep slices of red bell peppers in the fridge, so you will always have something healthy and tasty to reach for when you are having a snack attack. The fiber that a bell pepper contains will help you to feel full longer with very little calories. Plus, you will have a flawless skin! 2. Dark chocolate This is one of my favorite foods to eat every day for perfect skin! Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and flavanols that promote glowing skin. The antioxidants in dark chocolate will help reduce roughness in your skin and protect it against sun damage. Moreover, cocoa relaxes arteries, increasing blood circulation that leads to healthier skin. I usually buy cocoa powder or raw cacao for less fat. And if you like dark chocolate, eat your ounce of dark chocolate every day and make sure you choose at least 80% cacao content in order to avoid milk and added sugars found in a traditional chocolate bar. 3. Salmon

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7 Healthy Snacks for Perfect Skin

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8 Simple Slimming Smoothies

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10 Reasons You’re Always Hungry

10 Reasons You’re Always Hungry It’s quite natural to be hungry when you don’t eat for a long time and do lots of physical exercises. This feeling is really bothering. When you are hungry, you can’t work, study and do plenty of other things because you are obsessed with the desire to eat something. But sometimes you may be hungry no matter how much and how often you eat. Constant hunger will force you to consume more and more food that may lead to negative consequences like overweight. To avoid this you should find out the root of your problem and not repeat your mistakes in future. Have a look at the following list of reasons and probably you’ll understand why you always want to eat. 1. You Skip Breakfast If you tend to skip breakfast, break this habit. Breakfast is the most substantial meal of the day that is necessary for you. Try to eat your breakfast regularly and your blood sugar will be stabilized so that you will not crave foods during the day. You need to include protein into your morning dishes in order to cope with hunger more effectively. Make it a rule to eat every morning and you will manage to reduce your daily consumption of food. 2. You Are Dehydrated There are some moments when your mind may mislead you. That means you shouldn’t eat every time you feel hungry; perhaps your body is dehydrated and you simply need some water. The symptoms of hunger and dehydration are almost the same, so you can easily mix them up. For example, you will lack energy and feel sleepy. That’s why I recommend you to drink a glass of water at first and later you will see whether you are hungry or thirsty. This tactic may be very helpful for you and you’ll save a great number of calories. 3. You Eat

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10 Great Ways to Use Essential Oils

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8 Crucial Reasons to Give Up Sugar

8 Crucial Reasons to Give Up Sugar Sugar is one of the most addicting things many people become dependent on without realizing it. Although we have all grown up loving sugar, there are many reasons to give up it today. The major reason is definitely your health. Sugar is the key factor to almost all health issues these days. It can suppress your immune system, upset your body’s mineral balance, speed the aging process, causing grey hair and wrinkles, cause kidney damage, contribute to diabetes and osteoporosis, and many more. Below is the list of a few crucial reasons to give up sugar for good. 1. Sugar makes your skin look older I was astonished to find out that sugar can make a person age faster. The thing is, sugar can disrupt the hormones as well as encourage free radicals that are responsible for aging, illness, and destruction of the DNA. Give up sugar today to look a bit younger tomorrow. 2. Highly addictive Another crucial reason to give up sugar as soon as possible is because it’s very addictive. It was proven that sugar is 8 times more addictive

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La Paz Batchoy

La Paz Batchoy   A hot, steaming bowl of soup with crumbled chicharon (fried pork skin) and a half-cooked egg on top is set in front of you. As you dig in and mix the contents together, you discover noodles and slices of meat and innards. As the egg mingles with the rich broth, you take a sip and then dive into this little pool of comfort food. A complete meal in itself, batchoy is best enjoyed right out of the stove. Part of the fun is blowing at spoonfuls to make the broth just warm enough not to scald your tongue. Another delight is slurping and sipping the soup—there is no shame in making sounds as you enjoy the meat, noodles, and kaldo (soup). Dissecting the dish Different cooks have put their own spin on the batchoy since its popularity ballooned. But the basic ingredients remain the same: meat, noodles, chicharon, and egg. These are what define batchoy. The taste comes from the mingling of different flavors in the broth: a mixture of garlic, chicken, beef, and pork meat as well as innards like kidney and liver, and a variety of herbs and spices. The resul

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10 Amazing Fruits that can Make You Look Beautiful

10 Amazing Fruits that can Make You Look Beautiful   1. Bananas- for softer skin Bananas are rich in iron, magnesium and potassium and vitamins A, B and E. Being rich in vitamin E, it makes the skin soft. And, also helps in removing signs of ageing or wrinkles. Eating as well as applying this fruit will do wonders to your skin.   2. Papaya- for glowing skin   Papayas contain fiber, vitamin C and lots of calcium, which help your body’s mechanism to function smoothly. Papaya also helps in detoxifying your blood and is rich in antioxidants, certainly a perfect combination for a glowing skin.   3. Apples- natural doctor for your skin   Apart from numerous health benefits, the fruit is known for its several skin benefits as well. Adding apple to your homemade face packs will moisturise your skin and improve its overall texture. Green apples are also an effective anti-acne treatment. Apples also help you to get rid of under eye dark circles. Whereas, vitamin A and vitamin C in them makes your skin look lustrous.   4. Grapes- for a smooth skin   Grapes are rich in flavonoids, which are good for your skin and health. Grapes are abundantly rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Apart from its raw form, its juice also aids in preventing pimples and fading the acne scars from the skin. Grapes contain hydroxyl acids that also helps to keep your skin smooth and wrinkle free.  5.Mangoes- a definite king of fruits   The fruit provides various health and skin benefits. Rich in vitamin A and antioxidants, mangoes aid in making the skin soft and even-toned. It also helps in restoring the skin elasticity and unclogs your skin pores. Mangoes also keep your cholesterol under check.   6. Lemons- remove skin blemishes   The strong juice or peel of this fruit is a wondrous drug in removing blemishes and stringent acne marks from your skin. This vitamin C rich fruit also assists in cleansing the skin thoroughly. Other than this, lemon also has skin lightening properties, which is why it is used in many beauty treatments. 7. Kiwis- keeps the skin young   When it comes to fruits, Kiwi is one of the major sources of vitamin C that is at par with lemons. This fruit aids in younger looking skin by keeping the signs of ageing at bay. It helps to rejuvenate damaged skin.   8.Oranges- for skin tightening

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5 Horrifying Movie Dolls

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Silk Pillowcases

Silk Pillowcases   Silk & Skin                                     Silk is the nearest thing to human skin. It contains 18 of the essential proteins that are found in our skin and even has the same pH, making it a potent ally against premature ageing. The creamy fabric contains natural cellular albumen fibre, which helps boost cellular regeneration – again protecting skin against ageing and dullness.

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Castor Oil Benefits

Castor Oil Benefits   Mention castor oil and my mind flashes back to horrendous memories of being lined up as kids and force fed spoons of the vile stuff as a laxative that literally churned your innards with excruciating agony. Once free from that uniquely Asian mode of maternal torture, I vowed to never let a bottle darken my doorstep ever again. Not even if it was the world’s top all-in-one wonder remedy for everything, right from menstrual cramps to stretch marks. Not even if Ayurveda, Chinese, Persian, Egyptian, African, Greek, Roman, American medicine and modern science promise it as the cure-all miracle for almost everything. Not even if it caught Patrick Dempsey by hand and deposited him on my doorstep… we will not go there! And for the past 20 years that promise has worked well enough… till yesterday, when my personal detox guru Kimberly Snyder (of The Beauty Detox Solution and Drew Barrymore fame) started talking about castor oil packs. Now, Kimberley has completely changed my life around with her painless, effective and yet enjoyable route to detoxification. So, when she says you can reap the benefits of castor oil without suffering through its laxative side effects, I listen. And then I research. Extensive digging shows that castor oil packs actually date back thousands of years and have been recommended by both doctors and alterna

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Chocolate Beauty Recipes

Chocolate Beauty Recipes   Imagine your tired limbs sinking into a delicious vat of steamy hot chocolate. Or your hair sending off tiny little wisps of aromatic wonderfulness every time you shake your head. Or your fingers being caressed by smooth slabs of creamy chocolate as the magic takes over all the senses. Or… tempted yet? I thought so. Thankfully, this weekend, which comes close on the heels of International Chocolate Day, is all about chocolate-based skin and haircare. After all, this ‘elixir of the Gods’ has a zillion beauty benefits. To start with, chocolate has thrice the oxidants found in green tea, making it a potent weapon against premature ageing. It also hydrates and softens the skin, while acting as a potent detoxifier. Plus, its oils are excellent at getting rid of stretch marks and cellulite. No wonder cosmetic-makers have been using cocoa butter as a moisturizer since the mid-19th century. And that’s not all. Chocolate also contains phenylethylamine and serotonin – ‘feel-good’ substances that are naturally released when we’re happy or in love. So, when life gets stressful, turn off the phone, turn down the lights and mix up your favourite chocolate-based beauty recipe. Taking care of one’s skin never felt or smelled so good.

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Beauty Recipe - A Super Easy DIY for Smooth and Gl

Beauty Recipe - A Super Easy DIY for Smooth and Glow Feet   It’s the last leg of strappy sandal season, so why not make your feet feel a whole lot happier – and more glow-y – right about now? It’s super-easy with this great DIY treatment that’s much favoured by celebrity pedicurists!

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Chocolate Replace Sunscreen

Chocolate Replace Sunscreen Need another excuse to gorge on chocolate? German researchers at the University of Düsseldorf have demonstrated that eating chocolate rich in cocoa solids and flavonoids (aka dark chocolate) can protect you from sun damage. And this is not about slathering the good stuff all over your body. It works only when you eat the chocolate since this releases antioxidants epicatechin and catechin that shield skin from the sun… Under the German study, women who consumed 326 milligrams of high-flavanol cocoa

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Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment

Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment   When was the last time you gave your scalp a facial? Yes… you read right. I said when was the last time you gave your scalp a facial? Because, like our face, the scalp is also ‘skin’. And it needs just as much love and care. In fact, hair experts say a good scalp treatment is key to healthy, glossy, sleek strands. And it makes sense: like all other skin on our body, the scalp also needs to breathe. It needs oxygen, moisture and nutrients. And since our hair is rooted in the scalp, it is kind of important! It seems our grandmothers understood this pretty well. I know mine did – she was regularly brewing up lotions and potions for the skin on top of her head and her hair looked super-gorgeous even at the age of 80. So, I am borrowing a page from her beauty diar

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How To Make A Whipped Cream

How To Make A Whipped Cream Imagine having fresh, homemade whipped cream to top your cakes and other confections with. It's easier to make than you might think. Here are the perfect recipes for a frothy, dessert-like topping without the preservatives. One cup of whipping cream yields two cups of whipped cream. Ingredients Classic Whipped Cream 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup or 1 tablespoon powdered sugar Pinch of salt Flavored Whipped Cream 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup or 1 tablespoon powdered sugar Pinch of salt Flavorings such as vanilla, almond or anise extract; bourbon or brandy; or lemon or lime zest Cream Cheese Whipped Cream 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups whipping cream 1/2 cup sugar Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon vanilla

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Christmas in Style – Holiday decorating trends of

Christmas in Style – Holiday decorating trends of 2014! Christmas decoration ideas for 2014!   Home decor trends change from year to year. There are even seasonal variations intended to keep your home decor from becoming boring. Holiday decorations can provide a dramatic and exciting change to your home decor. Christmas decorations can also bring in an element of serenity and tranquility that may be absent during other parts of the year. The following Christmas decorating ideas will give you some insight as to what the new trends include so that you can begin planning your holiday decor.   Shimmer and shine One of the 2014 home decor trends involve the inclusion of metallic accessories in your room designs. Including lots of gold and silver

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Christmas Recipes Ideas

Christmas Recipes Ideas   If you're throwing a celebration this holiday season, look to these Christmas party ideas and festive recipes for holiday cocktail parties, Christmas movie nights, tree trimming parties and more for inspiration. Traditional Lasagna  Get Recipe: Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 3/4 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 eggs 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 3 cups (24 ounces) 4% small-curd cottage cheese 1 carton (8 ounces) ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained 6 slices provolone cheese 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided Directions In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, sugar, seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. In a large bowl, combine eggs and parsley. Stir in the cottage cheese, ricotta and Parmesan cheese. Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in an ungreased

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*Holiday Drink Recipes*

*Holiday Drink Recipes*   Wassail. Eggnog. Toddies. Mulled Wine. The names of these drinks alone can make us nostalgic for simpler times and classic holiday cheer. Treat your family and friends this season to one of these holiday drink recipes (including some non-alcoholic choices). You just might start a new tradition! Wassail From the Norse toast of "good health" comes this festive drink, served warm and laced with sweet spices like cinnamon and cloves. Though it is often made with ale or wine, these nonalcoholic versions make wassail appropriate for any time. Wassail Bowl Punch All ages will enjoy this Wassail Bowl Punch. The blend of spice, fruit and citrus flavors is scrumptious. You can assemble it before heading out for a winter activity and sip away the chill when you return. It's ready whenever you are. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen Cider Wassail Since this Cider Wassail recipe is warm, wonderful and non-alcoholic, we've even served it at church. It's also perfect for a holiday open house. —Maryellen Hays, Wolcottville, Indiana Martinis Perk up a dinner party with an upscale martini by replacing the gin and dry vermouth in a traditional martini with a cream liqueur. These martinis put a holiday twist on an old favorite. Coffee & Cream Martini With Kahlua, Irish cream liquor and chocolate sandwich cookies, this Coffee & Cream Martini is almost like a dessert. It's an after-dinner drink that's easy to mix. —Clara Coulston Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio Pumpkin Pie Martinis My girlfriends begin requesting this Pumpkin Pie Martinis cocktail in fall and continue to ask for it through the holidays. Every sip is like a taste of pumpkin pie! —Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois Orange & Coffee Martini With its pretty jeweled color and complementary orange-coffee flavor, this impressive Orange & Coffee Martini lends an elegant, upscale feel to any party. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen Chocolate Cherry Martini Don't be fooled by the rich, shake-like look of this layered Chocolate Cherry Martini. It has a chocolate-cherry flavor that can pack a punch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen Eggnog This creamy, classic drink has many variations but always contains milk or cream thickened with eggs. A sprinkling of nutmeg is a classic garnish. Rum, brandy or whiskey can be added to eggnog for a special touch. (Wondering what to do with any leftover eggnog? Make dessert!) Chilled Mocha Eggnog Eggnog gets a delightful twist with a hint of mocha flavor in this Chilled Mocha Eggnog recipe. Instant coffee and a sweetened cream topping make this beverage one of the season's super sippers. —Debbi Smith, Crossett, Arkansas Banana Nog During my family's annual cookie exchange, we ran out of our beloved eggnog…much to everyone's horror! So into the kitchen I went to create this cool, creamy concoction—Banana Nog was a hit! —Jennae LeFebvre, Aurora, Illinois Toddies Used to describe a variety of hot alcoholic drinks, toddies may be as simple as hot water with a bit of sugar, melted butter, and lemon or spices, fortified with a dark liquor such as brandy, rum or whiskey. Our classic Hot Buttered Rum Mix is perfect to keep on hand in the freezer; stir in dark or light rum to taste if desired. Tea Toddy Soothing and comforting, this Tea Toddy drink is a great way to wrap up an evening of entertaining. Although it contains alcohol, the taste is smooth. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen Hot Buttered Rum Mix I offered this comforting,

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How to Type In Your Keyboard

How to Type in your Keyboard Do you look at the keyboard and type each letter at unbearably slow speeds? Impress your friends and family by learning how to type faster! The following steps will increase your ability to touch type but also teach you tricks that will get your typing speed up. If you follow all the steps in this article, over time you will be able to successfully type and correct errors while looking at the screen rather than the keyboard. You can also get more specific help by checking out the sections above! Part 1 of 4: Learning to Type   1. Forget any previous bad habits. The first thing you need to do when learning how to type properly is to forget any previously formed bad habits. This can be tough, especially if you've been using the two finger typing method since you first came in contact with a computer, or if you're a gamer who only uses your left hand for clicking the WASD keys. However, if you want to type quickly and correctly, you'll need to throw all of that out the window and start with a clean slate. Let's begin. 2. Place your fingers in the home position. The home position is the position in which your fingers will rest while typing. No matter what part of the keyboard you're using, your fingers will always come back to rest in this position. a.)Place your right index finger on the "J" key and let the other three fingers fall naturally onto the "K", "L" and ";" keys. Place your left index finger on the "F" key and let the other 3 finger fall naturally onto the "D", "S", and "A" keys. b.)You should feel a raised bump on both the "F" and "J" keys. This will allow your fingers to find the home position without having to look at the keyboard. 3. Type each key from left to right. Type each letter covered by the fingers in the home position, going from left to right: a s d f j k l ;. You shouldn't have to move your fingers from their positions, just press the keys that they are resting on. 4. Repeat, but this time capitalize. Do the same thing again, but this time in capital letters: A S D F J K L ;. Use the shift key to capitalize, rather than caps lock. Push the shift key by moving only your pinkie and pressing and holding it while pushing the desired letter with your other hand. In other words, when the letter you would like capitalized is typed with your left hand, you press the right shift key with your right pinkie. When the letter you would like capitalized is typed with your right hand, you press the left shift key with your left pinkie.   1 Forget any previous bad habits. The first thing you need to do when learning how to type properly is to forget any previously formed bad habits. This can be tough, especially if you've been using the two finger typing method since you first came in contact with a computer, or if you're a gamer who only uses your left hand for clicking the WASD keys. However, if you want to type quickly and correctly, you'll need to throw all of that out the window and start with a clean slate. Let's begin. Ad 2 Place your fingers in the home position. The home position is the position in which your fingers will rest while typing. No matter what part of the keyboard you're using, your fingers will always come back to rest in this position. Place your right index finger on the "J" key and let the other three fingers fall naturally onto the "K", "L" and ";" keys. Place your left index finger on the "F" key and let the other 3 finger fall naturally onto the "D", "S", and "A" keys. You should feel a raised bump on both the "F" and "J" keys. This will allow your fingers to find the home position without having to look at the keyboard. 3 Type each key from left to right. Type each letter covered by the fingers in the home position, going from left to right: a s d f j k l ;. You shouldn't have to move your fingers from their positions, just press the keys that they are resting on. 4 Repeat, but this time capitalize. Do the same thing again, but this time in capital letters: A S D F J K L ;. Use the shift key to capitalize, rather than caps lock. Push the shift key by moving only your pinkie and pressing and holding it while pushing the desired letter with your other hand. In other words, when the letter you would like capitalized is typed with your left hand, you press the right shift key with your right pinkie. When the letter you would like capitalized is typed with your right hand, you press the left shift key with your left pinkie.   Image:Type Step 5 Version 2.jpg

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How to Skip from Cold and Flu

How to Skip- Cold and Flu   How to skip the cold and flu this season (sans all those medicines!)   Teary eyes, a red nose, swollen cheeks, dry and patchy skin… a cold and the flu definitely do not make for a good beauty ‘do. And as anyone who’s ever been laid up with a box of tissues knows, conventional cold and flu treatments leave much to be desired. So, try these tips to avoid going under the weather! Munch on mushrooms Whether tossed raw into a salad or lightly sautéd in olive oil and served as a standalone snack, white button mushrooms have powerful immunity-boosting effects, according to the Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at Tufts University, USA. These fabulous fungi increase the production of antiviral proteins, which can destroy the foreign invaders that make you sick. I will have mine spread over a pizza, please! The Ayurvedic arsenal The Indian equivalent of ginseng – ashwagandha – has long been considered a valuable tonic that benefits the entire body. It is often used in traditional medicine to reduce fevers and inflammation as well as provide a good night’s sleep. More recently, medical studies have identified chemicals in ashwagandha known as withanolides,

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Thailand Beauty Secret

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6 Beautiful Uses of Epsom Salts

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31 Genius Backstage Beauty Secrets

31 Genius Backstage Beauty Secrets   31 Genius backstage beauty secrets to steal from the pros (that you can actually use!)   Mixing black and brown mascara to create the most luscious lashes, using hairspray to define the brows, applying blush under foundation for that radiant, lit-from-within flush…  these are just a few of the life-changing makeup tricks I’ve picked up while hanging out backstage during fashion weeks across the world. And the biggest revelation has been that most makeup artists do not carry every single item to cover every single situation on hand. Many, in fact, work with less than what I have sitting on my own dressing table. The trick lies in knowing how to squeeze the last drop of benefit from every single pot, pan and bottle. So, read on for more surprising backstage makeup secrets that are totally relevant in the real world. Image: Thakoon SS15 / Makeup: NARS Backstage makeup secrets: Face facts 1. Before starting on the makeup, almost every single backstage artist mists the model’s face with a chilled rosewater spray. This gives skin a fresh glow and helps calm down any irritation. 2. For a flawless effect, mix concealer with moisturiser in a ratio of 1:3. You can use it around the eyes, the nose – anywhere. It blends easily and makes the skin look perfect. 3. Out of concealer? Mix a bit of translucent powder with liquid foundation to make the texture more opaque. 4. To give skin a beautiful, natural looking luminosity, most backstage makeup artists apply highlighter before foundation. 5. Similarly, applying a cream blush under tinted moisturiser or liquid foundation gives cheeks that lit-from-within glow. Dab (rather than stroke) on the foundation to prevent the blush from rubbing off. 6. Before dabbing concealer on your skin, warm it in the palm of your hand – the heat will soften the texture, allowing for smoother coverage. 7. Powder is the only makeup applied with a downward motion – you do this to smooth down facial hairs. 8. Complexion getting greasy midway through the day? Don’t pile on additional powder or foundation as it will start looking cakey and patchy. Instead, grab an oil blotting sheet to buff away the shiny spots.

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Sleep Quotient

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How To Resize A Picture

How To Resize A Picture   Let me share you guys what I discovered. Before when I make a blog I click all the pictures from Google to fit the size. But, now its easy and fun! Resize a picture using Paint The number of pixels. The resolution, or sharpness, of a picture is determined by the number of pixels it has. More pixels improve the resolution of a picture, which allows you to make a larger print without reducing visual quality. Keep in mind, however, that the more pixels a picture has, the larger its file size will be. The file size. The amount of space a picture takes up on your computer and how long it takes to send as an e‑mail attachment is determined by the picture's file size. Although more pixels often means a larger file size, the picture's file type (JPEG or TIFF, for example) usually has more to do with file size. For example, a picture saved using TIFF will be much larger than the same picture saved using JPEG. This is because JPEG pictures can be compressed, which makes the file smaller at the cost of slightly lower visual quality. If the picture isn't already a JPEG, you can usually save a significant amount of space by saving the file as a JPEG, and then deleting the original TIFF version from your computer. For information about saving a picture as a different type of picture file using Paint, see Change a picture's file type (file format) using Paint.   To resize a picture using Paint Open Paint by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Paint. Click the Paint button

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Health Benefits of Cucumber by Maria Dolores R

Health Benefits of Cucumber     The cucumber is a type of melon and comes from the same family as watermelon, zucchini and other squash. It is cylindrical in shape with lengths of approximately 6 to 9 inches. Its skin is very similar to watermelon, ranges from green to white. Inside, the flesh is pale green and very juicy. The cucumber is a tropical plant but is also easily available in most part of the world. However, in some cultures, cucumber is more often used to make pickles, of which most of its nutrients would have been lost. Nutritional Benefits Cucumber has an impressive amount of water (about 96%) that is naturally distilled, which makes it superior to ordinary water. Its skin contains a high percentage of vitamin A, so should not be peeled off. The cucumber contains alkaline-forming minerals and is an excellent source of vitamin C and A (anti-oxidants), folate, manganese, molybdenum, potassium, silica, sulfur, and lesser amounts of vitamin B complex, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus. You have seen beauty practitioners use slices of cucumber on their eyes. It is found that the caffeic acid in this vegetable helps to prevent water retention and when applied topically, helps reduce puffy and swollen eyes.   Health Benefits Most people are unaware of the immense health benefits of cucumber and would avoid eating cucumber where possible. Fresh cucumber

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10 Healing Benefits of Ginger by Maria Dolores R

10 Healing Benefits of Ginger Ayurveda gives ginger the status of a virtual medicine chest. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits. In India, ginger is liberally used in daily life. Ginger-infused chai is a household favorite, and it’s grandma’s antidote of choice for battling cold and flu. On millions of dining tables in India, you’ll see matchsticks of fresh ginger that have turned a soft pink from being soaked in lemon juice and salt: a zingy accompaniment to any cooked meal. Let’s

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Italian Secret To Glowy Flawless Skin

Italian Secret To Glowy Flawless Skin I’ve spent most of these last weeks wandering around the inner reaches of France, Germany and Italy, with one conclusion: while French women are the epitome of understated chic and the Germans have a robust constitution, it is the Italian bellisima who wins the complexion stakes. Seriously, have you ever seen their skin? How it’s taut and tight, literally hugging the bones and glowing with an inner radiance that can’t be replicated with any amount of foundation or highlighter? How it’s flawless, despite their spending hours in the sun and eating a diet rich in carbs and sugar-laden

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Hair Color That Reveals Your Health

Hair Color That Reveals Your Health   Seems that when we ponder the question of whether our inner diva is more saint vs sinner – aka Betty Cooper vs Veronica Lodge or Jackie O vs Marilyn Monroe – we also need to keep in mind that our natural hair color reveals a lot about our health. That’s because the same genes that determine whether you are blonde, brunette or a redhead also decide your medical profile. For instance, natural blondes are more susceptible to skin cancer, brunettes are more at risk for nicotine addiction and redheads have an increased sensitivity to pain. Which sounds mean and prejudiced but is actually your body’s way of protecting you by giving visible warnings of the dangers ahead. So, learn to listen and combat your color chart. If you are a blonde… Protect your eyes: The fairer your hair, the greater your risk of developing macular degeneration – an eye disease that can lead to blindness. So, protect those peepers with sunglasses, regular eye exams and an eye-healthy diet rich in dark green veggies like broccoli, spinach, kale and Brussels sprouts. Cover up your skin: We all know that a fair complexion ups your chances of skin cancer. But researchers at Harvard now say that fair hair is a high-risk factor as well. That’s because blondes produce less melanin – the stuff that gives skin its colour and helps shield

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Beauty DIY: Ayurveda Way

  Beauty DIY: Ayurveda Way   Tired of the regular zits that keep popping up ever so often? For me, the answer came in the form of Ayurveda – the ancient Indian discipline that believes in treating a problem at its core rather than covering it up with temporary quick fixes. Which means the results stick around for a really long time, sans both harsh chemicals or wallet-busting skincare rituals. And it’s all rooted in some very comprehensive science. So, time to give some simple Ayurvedic home remedies a try? Ayurveda and acne #1: Honey, I shrunk the pimples Add enough honey (Manuka versions are most potent) to a tablespoon of cinnamon powder to make a paste. Apply a thin layer of this paste on your pimples before going to bed at night. Wash off with warm water in the morning; repeat for a fortnight. Why does it work? Honey is antibacterial and anti-fungal, thus speeding up the healing process of acne. It also helps detox the skin by literally mopping up impurities from within your pores. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants and moisturisers to repair any damage and prevent scarring. Cinnamon, in the meantime, is anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-microbial. It’s also chockfull with powerful antioxidants that help prevent the premature destruction

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DIY Detox Juice

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  Beauty DIY: The definitive guide to dealing with puffy eyes   Going through the day with puffy, itchy, irritated eyes is a pain… in every sense of the term. Besides being super-uncomfortable, puffy eyes are also something you don’t want to show to the world. Thankfully, natural remedies abound. And many of these healers can be readily found in the kitchen at home. However, remember that all puffy eyes are not created equal. Causes run the gamut from a late night to allergies, hormones, weather or fluid retention due to excessive salt or alcohol. And the remedy needs to follow the underlying reason. So, first try and ID your problem, then choose the cure from these easy home treatments. The I-need-sleep puffy eyes Sleepless night? Cold water is the best bet. And it’s so simple that even your sleep-addled brain can manage: just rinse your face with several splashes of cold water. Or take a small bag filled with ice, wrap it in a washcloth and place it on your eyes. The chilled texture will help constrict blood vessels and lessen swelling. Repeat as necessary throughout the day until puffiness is gone. PS: In a pinch, wrap a bag of frozen vegetables in a thin towel and place it over your eyes for 10 minutes. It will work just as well as the ice! The outdoors puffy eyes Witch hazel has tannic and gallic acids that are brilliant at reducing inflammation. Rosewater, on the other hand, is a cooling and aromatic astringent that contains both antiseptic and antibacterial properties. And

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Beauty DIY: An ultra-easy face mask to unclog and

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A Breathtaking Collection of Free Waterfalls Wallp

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30 Apple Themed Wallpapers for your iPhone 4S

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10 Ways Lemon Rocks Your Health

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Stress DIY Face Mask

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