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US university students ignore tanning lamp risks – from The Lancet

by on Jul.29, 2009, under Skin Care

“Despite awareness of the risks associated with ultraviolet light exposure, university students continue to use tanning lamps to get a so-called “healthy” tan, US researchers report this week. “This is a highly educated segment of society. If anybody should have knowledge of the risks, they should”, says study author Evan Farmer, dean of Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA, USA). “But awareness of the dangers doesn’t alter behavior in the face of enormous pressures to conform and achieve the ‘right’ image.”” – Read the whole article here: “US university students ignore tanning lamp risks“.

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Tanning Beds As Deadly As Arsenic And Mustard Gas: Study – from Huffington Post

by on Jul.29, 2009, under Skin Care

“International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.” – Read th whole article here: “Tanning Beds As Deadly As Arsenic And Mustard Gas: Study“.

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Temperature and Weight and AC in the summer

by on Jul.02, 2009, under Keep In Shape

We all know that taking a hot bath can help lose some weight. In fact, heat does help people lose weight or keep in shape. People who live in a hot weather tend to weight less than people who live in a cold weather.

I think the availability of air conditioning in the summer may play a role in keeping people from losing weight in the summer. That may be another reason for people in the developed world to be more likely to be overweight.

Air conditioning may keep us more awake and energetic. But it also makes us eat more to keep ourselves warm. So if you are serious in trying to lose weight, do not turn on the air conditioner in the summer. Just let yourself sweat and you will lose some weight.

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Weight Gain and Loss with Noodles and Potatoes

by on Jul.02, 2009, under Keep In Shape

I am not sure anyone else has experienced weight gain and weight loss with eating noodles and potatoes. My experience is that when I eat noodles or pasta regularly, I gain weight and grow a little pop belly. And when I eat potatoes regularly, I lose weight and my belly goes flat.

If you are interested in finding ways to keep in shape, you may want to find out by yourself what kind of food makes you gain weight and what kind of food makes you lose weight.

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Synertek Colostrum Skin Cream

by on Feb.16, 2009, under Skin Care

Why do I want to recommend Synertek Colostrum products? I have been using them for years. And every time I used one of the Synertek Colostrum products, I found it to be so helpful.

For skin care, Synertek Colostrum Skin Cream is the best. After using it for a few months, my face looks a lot more smooth and shiny, giving me a good look that I have never had since my face was severely damaged by a heavily polluted environment when I was still a teenager. Fourteen years of damage by the environment since my teenage years and another thirteen years later, at age 41, my facial skin could still be restored by Synertek Colostrum Skin Cream. What a product!

Other benefits of Synertek Colostrum products that I have experienced include instant healing after small surgeries, thus stopping pains from surgeries, stopping the development of hemorrhoids, and stopping colds (getting rid of the colds before they start bothering you).

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Prom tips for locating the ideal prom dress

by on Jul.04, 2008, under Prom

Once you’ve used these prom tips to find the best style for your body type, where do you find this elusive dress? With the increasing popularity of classic and retro dress styles, you could head to vintage clothing stores or second hand shops. A benefit to vintage shopping is the expense. It is much more affordable to buy a second hand prom dress than a brand-new gown. The downside is that finding the dress you love in your size is not guaranteed. So here’s another essential prom tip: When planning a vintage shopping trip, allow plenty of time to visit many stores. It may take a while.

Prom tips wouldn’t be complete without advising you to make your prom dress personal. The 2008 prom dresses trends combine the classic J-Lo inspired sultry sheath with a jewel embroidered butterfly bodice. Talk about an individual take on red-carpet inspired fashion. While you won’t find this high-fashion trend in a vintage shop- it’s not beyond your reach.

In the age of the internet, there are many online prom dresses boutiques that specialize in formal and prom wear. You can save a lot of money buying a prom dress online. Once you find the shops online, the web-based store will offer you a myriad of choices for prom wear. Even if you need alterations, many bridal or formal shops will do them as long as you schedule ahead of time.

The final word in prom tips is to find a gown that suits your perfectly and inspires your confidence. Prom night is more that a dance and a night out with friends. Prom night is your introduction to the adult world; enter it with the glow and confidence of a shining spirit.

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Sex, Weight, Health, and Beauty

by on Nov.19, 2007, under Keep In Shape

This is an old topic. But I would like to give my opinion on it because I think my point of view has never been made by anyone else.

I believe health is the basis for real beauty. To be attractive, one does not just need to look attractive, but also needs to have passion and desire, which only exist in a healthy person.

Being overweight is not healthy. Being too slim is not healthy either.

Can you eat enough to stay healthy but not too much to get overweight? I guess so. Most of us know that keeping a healthy diet and exercising will help.

But here is my trick, keep yourself busy with work so that you won’t be looking for food to eat all the time. Some people can really get so busy and worried that they do not have time to eat or do not have the desire to eat. Just make sure that you do eat when you get hungry. Otherwise, you will fall into the unhealthy category opposite to being overweight.

When you do need to eat, always pick the kind of food that need more preparation. This is because the more time you spend on preparing your food, the less time and desire you have to eat it. Also, pick the kind of food that need more chewing. Chewing is what we really want when we feel like eating. Chewing gums are not recommended all the time though. Most chewing gums have sugar and some other ingredients that are not good for health. Eat fruits, including dried fruits (preferably without preservatives), and vegetables instead.

Another important trick is to refrain from sex, especially when you are still young. The more sex you have, the more difficult it is to control your weight, or more specifically, your waistline. Some women, especially young American women, seem to think that if they get a guy to have sex with them, they are better than other women. So they look for sex wherever they can. That kind of women are more likely to gain weight, and then feel bad about their inability to control their weight, and then look harder for guys to have sex with to prove that they are still attractive and to feel good about themselves, thus getting into a vicious cycle.

Another issue is, do you need to be tall and thin? Like the twin towers, things that are tall and thin look more attractive. So models need to be tall and thin to help promote fashion designers’ products, and men who need to prove their wealth or success or attractiveness need to date tall and thin women, and women who need to prove their attractiveness need to be tall and thin. Other than that, there is not much need for women to be tall and thin. Enjoy your life, and don’t let others control your perception of your worthiness.

Anyway, if you still want to be tall, here is one suggestion I would like to make an attempt to make. If you can have the same good life in the north as in the south, growing up in the north, that is, farther away from the equator, may help you grow a little taller than growing up in the south, that is, closer to the equator. The farther away from the equator, the bigger a living creature, be it a plant or an animal, can grow.

By the way, I prefer cheer leaders and marching band girls over fashion models.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Clean & Clear Daily Pore Scrub

by on Jun.25, 2007, under Skin Care

I am not getting paid writing this. But I am really thankful to have this skin care product. My face used to be plagued by acne. After using it, my face is now “clean and clear”, as the name of the product says.

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