These days, health and beauty are almost synonymous with being healthy. This is because an unhealthy body will tend to look haggard, tired and old. For this reason, it is important to take care and constantly monitor your health and beauty as well as your overall health in order to ensure a long and healthy life.
Generally, health and beauty includes not just facial and hair care but also eye care, nail care, hand and feet care as well as teeth care.
Before you rush off to the nearest beauty store to make a random selection of random beauty products, you need to know exactly what you need. If you do not really have any allergic reactions to beauty products which are commercially available, then you can go ahead and shop for these.
On the other hand, if you do have a lot of allergic skin reactions to commercial products, you may want to find an organic beauty store which specializes in beauty products that are organic and hypo-allergenic.
A beauty store normally has not only cosmetics and makeup, but also products for conditioning and adding luster to your hair, for removing eye bags and for creating fuller lips. Needless to say there are also a lot of products which promise to get rid of your wrinkles and age spots.
To find out if a product really works and delivers what it promises, what you can do is get online and do some research regarding the feedback customers have about the product in question.
All you need to do is type the product’s name on a search engine and a lot of forums and personal experiences regarding the effectiveness of the product will come up on the search list.
It really will be worth your while to take some time out and read what others have to say about a certain product you are interested in. This way, you will know if a product actually does what it says it will do.
For more adventurous types, you might want to purchase the product and test it yourself. You may even choose to post your own feedback online for the purpose of helping others.
The use of an organic beauty product, like most things made of natural ingredients, is highly beneficial. If you are still using a commercialized beauty and skin care product, perhaps you may want to consider switching to an organic beauty product after reading the following advantages it can give you.
Absence of Harsh Chemicals
Because it is made of natural ingredients, an organic beauty product does not contain any harsh chemicals that can harm your skin. Organic products are perfect for those who have sensitive or irritable skin.
Organic products usually have a fresh, pleasant and natural scent, unlike synthetic products, which use strong fragrances to hide the smell of chemicals. Organic products will smell just like the ingredients they are made of, such as lavender, coconut milk, papaya, and other sweet-smelling ingredients.
No Unpleasant Surprises
With organic beauty and skin care products, you know exactly what ingredients were used and how they were formulated. With commercially-available products? You will never know. You will always be left wondering if some sort of harmful chemical was added to extend the product’s shelf life.
The amazing results of using an organic beauty product will show almost immediately. Once you and everybody else notice how great your skin looks, you will not want to switch back to using synthetic products.
To know more about organic beauty and skin care items, talk to your dermatologist. He or she will be able to recommend which type of organic product is right for your hair and skin type. There is a wide selection of natural products for you to choose from, so take your time and do your research in searching for the right one. Since you will not be dealing with harsh chemicals, you can try any organic beauty product that interests you and see if it will fit your skin type. These products are fairly inexpensive, so you do not have to worry about your budget either.
Normally, I am a fan of honesty. It is good for all areas of your life, work and business but, when it comes to dressing, we women have been cheating for centuries. Push up bras, shapewear, hair extensions, high heels, tummy-control stockings… the list goes on and on.
We say it is all for men and our partners in particular BUT it is really to impress other women. Ouch!
If the word cheating feels a bit harsh, many Image Consultants call it Illusion Dressing. I prefer to call it Smart Dressing.
So let’s get down to some smart dressing tips for business and professional women over 40 so you feel good and look like you have dropped a dress size.
Be Smart with Colour
Yes we all know that dark colours make you look a dress-size smaller. Before you congratulate yourself on your all-black wardrobe, let’s be a little smarter.
Ditch baggy black clothes. Check that your black clothes skim your body. Take the neckline lower than your collarbone. Add some texture for variety – lace, frills, pleats, buttons or material with some sheen or shine… anything but plain matte, smooth black. Look for a pattern with a mixture of black and a little bit of a lighter colour to create an interesting black.
Consider also other dark basic colours like chocolate brown, charcoal grey or red-black. Buy rich dark colours like grape, aubergine, purple, maroon, claret red or dark green to look slimmer and feel elegant. Wear some of these colours in silk, lace or a mesh fabric for variety.
Choose Your Style Carefully
To look like you have dropped a dress size, wear something that gently emphasise your midriff area (i.e. from your bust to your belly button).
Wear a dress or a top with a band that goes from under your bust to above your waist. This is a very popular style and suits all figures. You will look slimmer because it highlights your rib area and suggests a smaller waist.
Any dress that gently defines your waist also works well. Wear this style at mid-knee length as longer hems in this style can make you look dowdy. Small pleats that cross over diagonally across the midriff area also slim and flatten your tummy.
Vertical pintucks from your neckline to the fullest part of your bust create tiny gathers that skim your waist and suggest a smaller body. Any other style that has a little bit of gather below the bust also works well. Avoid wide vertical pleats or lots of small vertical pleats from the bust or neckline. These styles add too much fullness and make you look bigger or worse, pregnant when you have passed that stage of your life.
Diagonal and curved colour-blocking breaks up your body shape and gives the illusion that you have lost weight.
Good Fit is the Secret to Looking Slimmer
A good alteration will make your clothing look like it was made exactly to fit you. Fit is the secret to looking slimmer and more professional as most women hide behind baggy, boxy clothes which make them look and feel bigger.
Your most flattering skirt, dress or sleeve length plus skirts and pants that are tapered slightly to the hem add up to good fit and the illusion of being a dress-size smaller. Perfect fit also builds your confidence and straightens your posture. Experiment with the best length for you and if you have sewing skills, you can do it yourself. Otherwise seek professional help and advice.
Last Words on the Subject
Buy shapewear that has a high waist (i.e. it goes up to under your bust). This style slim ribs, waist and tummy in one go. Last, last words – stand tall. Good posture instantly makes you look slimmer.
So cheat away (Sorry! Smart Dress) with my blessing and drop a dress size.
If you want to be sexy, there are certain rules you have to obey, but unfortunately, there are also a lot of women who aren’t aware of these rules. These rules have to do with the clothes you choose, with the way you match your colours, with the accessories you add and some other such details. The way you look can make a very good impression with everybody else, therefore, you should always be attentive to what you are wearing.A�
The most important rule is to be careful not to fit your silhouette into any kind of dresses. Not all styles are appropriate for all women. For instance, skinny jeans may be in fashion, but that doesn’t mean that they look good on all women. Remember that those tight and shiny dresses don’t look good on women who wear over 44 because polished fabrics add to your mass and body shape and amplify your round shapes. A�Also, you should not wear low jeans if you have wide hips or an obvious abdomen because they also make you look even more rounded.
Another rule would be addressed to shorter women. If you are such a woman, you should avoid wearing long boots in dark colours because they cut the image into half and then you look even shorter. When it comes to women with big breasts, these ones should avoid short tops because they need other ways of supporting their breasts and short tops are not in their advantage.
These would only be a few of the general rules having to do with the way you dress, but there are also other details you should pay attention to, especially when it comes to accessories and so on. A�
Do you enjoy online shopping for Christmas or other special events? In that case, the guide below offers useful tips and suggestions to make your experience go smoother. Make use of this to get the gifts want when you need them.
Prepare an Online Shopping List
When it comes to checklists, online shopping is no different compared to store shopping. Lists can help you save considerable amount of time when browsing the internet. If you are planning to get Christmas presents for a bunch of people, start making a listing of the recipient’s names and the possible gift for each. Then go on browsing online shops that supply a variety of goods. And if you buy several items at one store mall, you might save on shipping and possibly obtain a discount.
Purchase Items on Shops That You Trust
Decide which companies you feel you can trust that are able to ship your orders on time and at a reasonable price. Several online markets will increase their prices as holidays draw near or perhaps charge huge shipping and handling charges. If you want to try out a new online shop, buy an inexpensive item when there is no holiday to evaluate their customer service, promptness in delivery, and product quality. This is an excellent way to check their effectiveness before placing your orders during the holidays.
Online shopping for the any kind of gift, like clothes, DVDs, toys, footwear, music, or games, warrants a considerable amount of time for shipping. During the holidays, it is essential that you start shopping ahead of time so your checked out items arrive on time. Pertaining to Christmas gifts, do your online shopping around mid-November or even earlier hence you’ll obtain them as scheduled.
While most online packages arrive in good condition and right on cue, there are occasions when a wrong item is received, arrives late, or gets damaged. Allow time for receiving your items and returning those that may have been damaged.
Remember to Keep Receipts and Return Policies
When ordering items from any website, make sure to print and keep your receipts. You never know when you might need it to return a dysfunctional item. Additionally, be sure to understand the return policies with the companies when you choose the gifts. Several companies may give you a refund while others only permit exchanges. Some will reimburse shipping with your purchase, some won’t. Check the restocking charges and whether you or the store will pay for shipment in case a product has to be returned.
Examine the Details – Beware of Survey Giveaways
With any major purchase, make sure to read the details in it. Software, music, video games, books, and magazines may be offered at very low prices or even for free in exchange for completing surveys. There are some legitimate surveys where people can acquire freebies or earn money. However, countless surveys only spam your email continually and do not actually send anyone the freebies.
Ads that offer free $250+ gift cards, vacations, free software, and typically regarded as spammers although there are still some genuine offers online. Be careful before agreeing to fill out any survey or giving you’re your email address to a company you aren’t familiar with.
Shopping for gift items such as books, DVDs, clothes, shoes, electronics, music, software, and other products can be a breeze with the convenience of online shopping. The tips above can help you shop wisely and avoid pitfalls while getting the holiday gifts you need at a fair price.
Most people have fond memories of being young and we idealize the “good old days” of our youth. And I must say that I am no exception – my nostalgic memories paint a picture of a much simpler world where right and wrong were clearly defined. There were things that were just accepted and understood, certain courtesies that were considered the norm. Which is why something that I have noticed only recently (within the last few months) has been particularly disturbing to me, as if it’s a sign that society is breaking down. It’s the shopping carts, you see.
I can remember as a very young child riding at the top of the cart when my father took us shopping on Saturdays. I absolutely adored it; it was a treat that I looked forward to every week. I have a special fondness for shopping carts, those underappreciated conveyances that people never notice until they can’t get one. Stores supply them for the convenience of their shoppers, and shoppers always seemed to understand that the use of the carts was limited to the extent of the store’s parking lot. This is a symbiotic relationship which benefits both parties – the customers can purchase more items and the retail establishment can make more money because of it. Until now.
I don’t know if this is just a South Florida trend, or if this is more widespread. I’ve called a few friends in other cities, and they’ve noticed the same thing. The shopping carts are being abandoned, just left at a bus stop, in the middle of a sidewalk, in another parking lot, or sometimes at the side of a building. I’ve seen carts lying in the middle of grassy fields, metal frame glinting in the sun, looking like the skeletal remains of a long dead animal. There’s another cart at the edge of a canal, being covered with overgrown weeds and slowly rusting. Carts that block pedestrians and bicyclists, not to mention people using walkers and mobility scooters. It’s a highly indignant fate for something that has been so beneficial to everyone. This never happened when I was growing up. What gives?
I realize that years have passed and times have certainly changed, especially recently. People losing homes and jobs are much worse problems than abandoned shopping carts. Unemployment forcing families to deplete their savings or live on credit, banks that charge outrageous interest rates to their customers while taking taxpayer funded bailouts to cover their bad business decisions. I understand how hard it is to keep up with payments, and I know the feeling of being at the gas pump with that knot in your stomach, wondering if you’ll be able to afford this week’s fill up. It’s expensive to keep the car running, with oil changes, repair bills and fuel costs. Cutting back on driving is something I do myself, if something is within a couple of miles I usually put on the walking shoes and go. That includes grocery shopping, I grab the reusable shopping bags and head out the door – I don’t buy more than I can comfortably carry home if I don’t intend to use the car. And the shopping cart I use always stays within the store; I take it with me on my way in and put it back in its stack on the way out.
Why such concern over such a trivial subject? Maybe the problem is a symptom of the breakdown of society overall, with wealth being concentrated in the hands of the very few and the masses being forced to cope with deteriorating financial circumstances. Actually, it’s much simpler than that. As shopping carts disappear from stores, the retailers will have to decide whether to replace them, which they almost certainly will, since they want customers to buy in volume. Where will the money for that expenditure come from, when corporations are loathe to withhold even one penny of profit from their stockholders? Try higher prices for the average consumer. You and me, and all of those people who take carts with no thought of what impact that action might have.
I still remember my local supermarket opening up three days after Hurricane Wilma landed in South Florida, with no electricity and no open gas stations for miles. They got backup generators to run a minimum of lights and registers so they could supply the local neighborhood with water, canned goods and basics. It could not have been easy for the employees to come in, with no traffic lights working and gasoline being an impossible to find commodity. I’m sure the store made money during those days, but they didn’t use the opportunity to jack up prices. I appreciate what this store did for my community, and every time I come across one of those lonely shopping carts, I always think of it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve rolled those carts back to their homes, even when it’s blocks away. Not just for the sake of a supermarket, but for all of us.
File Cabinet in the Skies
Cloud computing services is a serious game changer whether used for personal reasons or business pursuits, it will certainly streamline and change the way you perform common daily tasks. I’m still working on reducing the clutter and amount of paper that crosses my desk but one thing that has empowered me to do so is cloud computing. One powerful solution I use is Evernote, while this cloud based software is something different for everyone, for me it is my filing cabinet, idea board and general data repository. When I get mail (the paper stuff), it is opened, scanned using a high speed document scanner and directly imported into a desktop version of Evernote. From there, the file is then synced with the Evernote servers (the cloud) and is immediately accessible on my laptop, iPad, phone, work computers and any other device that has internet access. Before, if I wanted to find an old bill or a certain document, I’d spend hours pouring through the file cabinet in search of an elusive document that isn’t where it belongs. Now, with my digital documents, all the text is recognized by my scanning software and all I have to do is type EIN and suddenly that elusive letter the IRS sent 5 years ago with my employer identification number, magically appears on screen.
With all these documents in the digital realm, the paper is nothing more than the remnant of a dead tree. After being scanned, the paper copy is then immediately shredded since I now have the document in multiple places. If the Evernote servers disappear into a black hole, no-worries I have a local copy of that document. If my house burns down while the Ever note servers simultaneously disappear into a black whole, no-worries, I use Carbonite to create a remote backup of my entire computer system. If Evernote, Carbonite and my house all vanish simultaneously, then I have a problem.
Evernote not only holds digital versions of paper document I receive such as receipts, bills, mail, and hand-written notes but it also clips web pages for me which is extremely useful for doing research, saving ideas and bookmarking information for later access. If I’m at the bookstore and see a book I’d like to buy at a later point, I snap a photo with my phone using the Ever note software and the photo is then sent to Evernote’s servers where it undergoes advanced OCR (optical character recognition) so that words appearing in the photo, such as the book title, are indexed. When I later search for any words that may be contained in the image, that very photo will pop up. This same software has also helped me streamline my business. I have tons of legal documents, scripts, ad copy and other information that I often need to access from varying locations. Evernote coupled with other cloud based software permits me to have access to almost any document at any time. This is especially useful during times that I need to collaborate with another individual on a project or pass along some information. Since documents are immediately scanned and existing digital documents are all maintained in the cloud, I can quickly and easily share that information with others.
Google Docs is another extremely valuable cloud resource. Not only is it free (there are also paid enterprise versions which are well worth the money) but it changes the way one views a document. At first, typing up a document that wasn’t formatted for an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper with 1″ margins really bothered me. It bothered me because I was used to documents in Word that were formatted for the way they would ultimately appear when printed. As with anything, after enough time of creating cloud based documents, I experienced a paradigm shift. The whole idea with cloud computing, digital information and this technology age is to reduce inefficient paper documents. Now instead of viewing a document as a digital version of an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper, I view the paper as just one method (the least efficient one) of sharing the information contained on the document. This very article I am typing in Google Docs, when I’m done will be shared with Ben for editing and collaboration purposes after that, I’ll copy it to this server where you are viewing it now and these words will spend the remainder of their lives never intended for a sheet of paper (unless, of course, you print this article out).
Google Docs and other cloud based document solutions will save any business immense amounts of time. Most business endeavors are rarely handled by one single person, being able to collaborate on documents is just another game changer for the cloud computing enthusiast. Not only can I keep track of edited versions but I can be working simultaneously on documents, spreadsheets and presentations with coworkers and clients. Instead of having a spreadsheet that gets passed back and forth with multiple copies existing in multiple locations, keeping one shared copy in the cloud will save time, money and headaches.
One area to benefit most from cloud based computing is project management. There are many excellent cloud or server based project management suites such as Base-camp or Central Desktop that take many cloud based components and roll them into one. The more people involved on a project, the greater the chances of intercommunication. Having all communication, documents, task lists, time sheets, milestones, and goals in one central location provides the entire project team with the information to better succeed.
World Wide Disks
In addition to centralized project management, keeping important files that are needed by multiple individuals in a central location is yet another convenience that a cloud computing user enjoys. Software such as Drop Box allows individuals to have access to files on any most any device they use. I can place photos from a recent product shoot into my drop-box account and then show them to the client using my iPad which is pulling the files from my cloud computing services based disk drive. Core company documents, such as logos, photos, spreadsheets and databases can all be stored on the cloud where they can be centrally managed and more tightly controlled. Now, when a salesperson is putting together a proposal and needs the company logo, you can be certain he is grabbing the most recent version approved by marketing because it is coming from the central cloud based disk drive. I work in multiple locations from a variety of devices such as my phone, laptop, Macs and PCs and instead of toting around numerous CDs, thumb-drives or other physical disks I simply use my drop-box account to keep important files all synced on all my devices and immediately accessible no matter where I am. Ditching physical disks is not only faster and easier but it is also much more secure. I’ve lost very important files due to hard drive failures but when data exists on multiple devices and is synced using a cloud based software system, you no longer need to worry about losing data.
Regardless of where you may be in the evolution toward cloud based computing, one thing is clear, our future is certainly cloudy and now is the time to embrace this emerging trend. Often times the only thing separating the industry leader from the industry followers is a seemingly insignificant difference in efficiency. The next time you find your self searching for an elusive document, pay attention to the minutes of work or relaxation you are wasting away. When you multiply those few minutes here and there you’ll soon see you are losing entire days or even weeks each year to archaic business operations and organizational techniques.
Marijuana definitely has effects on a job search in several different ways. First of all, most employers today require a pre-employment background check. This usually includes a drug test as well. If a person qualifies for a position and is offered a job, it is often contingent on their background check and whether or not they pass the drug test. An applicant with a positive drug test will not be hired by an employer. A marijuana smoker might continue applying for jobs, interviewing, getting the job, and losing it due to a negative drug test. This could go on indefinitely.
Another way that marijuana cbd oil has an effect on a job search is that chronic users can have marijuana in their systems for a long time after smoking it. Although it is normally not detectable after three to ten days, it can stay in your system for 90 days or even longer. This would mean that any drug test that a heavy user took could be positive even if the applicant has not smoked for three months. This definitely lessens any changes of getting a job for the heavy user.
With unemployment rates close to 10 percent in the U.S., employers have become picky as whom they hire. Competition is tough even for those who are drug-free. Job applicants must be quick to respond when they find that there is a job opening in their career. There is no time to sit around getting high and applying for the job tomorrow. One of the side effects of marijuana is that THC, the chemical in marijuana that stays in the body, causes a person’s memory to not work as well. This factor alone could cause a complacent reaction from the person who has used marijuana and hears about a job opening. Marijuana also affects judgment, so chances are that this person won’t see going on a job interview as very important at all.
In addition, it is very challenging for people to be out of work. The great majority of unemployed people in the country are out of work due to company downsizing, businesses closing, and other reasons beyond their control. They may face age discrimination if they are older and cannot find work or other unfair treatment. Because of the psychological trauma of being unemployed, some of these people who are prone to substance abuse may choose to smoke marijuana cbd hemp oil. They may do this to escape the financial stresses they face, and in the meantime, they cause themselves more trouble by using the drug.
There is still another way that marijuana affects a job search. If a user has been fired from a previous position due to a positive drug test, some employers will not give the person a second chance. Businesses are not drug rehabilitation centers, and they are not obligated to help those in this position. This means that the marijuana user needs to reconsider their use of the drug.
In recent years online reverse auction for business to business has certainly proved to be of great value for companies looking to secure capital equipment, services, and materials from suppliers. Companies have leveraged software technology, and the Internet to facilitate this opportunity, while cutting massive cost in the process. With a suffering economy and companies looking to survive by deploying creative cost saving measures its no wonder that online reverse auctions have earned popularity amongst corporate America as well.
But what about the average consumers who shops online everyday? Is it possible that similar technologies have the ability to pass along such saving, better yet… is the online auction industry already providing these services, and the masses of Internet consumers have yet to discover the cost saving benefits? The answer is yes! There are a couple of companies who have entered the online auction industry in recent years that employ reverse auction technology, as well as impressive shopping portals to their customers. Companies are utilizing the reverse auction concept to pass on extraordinary saving to their customers. While each of these companies has a different approach to online reverse auctions like Dailytechstudios LLC with different consumers benefits. Not all of them are completely focused on reverse auction as a means to providing consumers value. None the less when shopping online the consumer has the potential to find some real bargains.
Reverse auctions come in a variety of different formats, some are set up to auction off used and new merchandise where the buyers post a product or service they need, and a description of what they want. The sellers who happens to have the desired product will in turn actually lower their price as they compete with other sellers in hopes of generating the sale. On the other hand, other reverse auction platforms post only new products that have all the manufactures warranty’s, and require credits to participate in their reverse auctions. here are three reverse auctions that require credits the Xpress auction, the Zero auction, and the Unique bid auction.
The Xpress auction works like this: A new product is listed for auction. The customers who register for free, and purchase credits. Then use a credits to reveal the items current price. Every time the price of a product is revealed the price drops in increments of twenty five cents until someone chooses to buys the product.
The Zero auction works in a similar manner, however the winner of this auction is the customer who places the last bid that drops the price of the item to zero dollars. Winning bidders actually get the item at no cost, or zero dollars, however there is your credit bid cost.
The Unique Bid auction is quite a bit different than the previous two auctions described. Here the winning bidder will have to meet two criteria in order to win. You will have choose the lowest, and unique bid amount of the item, do that and you will win. Some people will use a spread strategy to cover several lowest, and unique bids in order to win. In this style of reverse auction the bidding increments are in twenty five cents as well.
In addition to some reverse auctions will also provides its customers with a shopping portal that is comprised of retailers most people do business with everyday. The shopping portal may have additional value as they may actually pay their customers through a rewards program to shop very similar to frequent air miles that you would accumulate using your credit card, or using a particular airline on a consistent basis that allows you to rack up air miles to get a free flight.
Reverse auction are no longer providing benefits to just business to business any longer. Internet companies are here to revolutionized the online auction industry like www.dailytechstudios.com with reverse auction technology.
Quitting weed is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make in your life. If you are addicted to weed, you have to quit it immediately before it ruins your health and finance. If you keep smoking marijuana seeds , your health will become worse. In the end, you will face a lot of health problems which I presume you would not want that to happen to you. Some of the health problems associated with smoking weed include heart attack, emphysema and cancer.
The first thing you must do in quitting weed is to analyze the reason why you smoke weed. Most people smoke pot because they suffer from a depression or stress. If stress is your problem, you should spend some time to relax and have a vacation. There are many ways you can reduce your stress. You do not have to resort to smoking weed in order to help you forget about your problem. After you have determined the root cause, you must think deeply and ask yourself why you want to quit. It is important that you make up your mind to quit smoking weed. If you do not make up your mind, you will find it difficult to quit.
You should analyze your smoking pattern. Some people will smoke weed at certain times of the day. Some of the common reasons that cause people to smoke marijuana include avoid boredom, peer influence and getting high amongst others. After you have identified the trait, you must do something to substitute it. If you are bored, you can do something to keep you entertained, for example watch a TV show, exercise, and dance, play games and so on. If you want to completely overcome marijuana addiction, you have to stop mixing with friends that have bad influence. Sometimes, your friends will ask you to hang out with them at a party. You must not give in to their invitation and attend the party. This is because your friends will smoke marijuana seeds while there. You will give in to the temptation and start smoking weed like them.
Your desire to quitting weed will therefore be blown away. You should not give yourself excuses and just say no to your friends.
Quitting weed smoking is not as difficult as you think it would be. You must have enough will power to quit it. Marijuana addiction happens in the mind as opposed to physical addiction. You have to battle with your mental craving so that you can completely overcome the problem.