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Posted 8/5/16 at 2:34 AM | Claire John

Eye Makeup: Step By Step Guidelines

Cosmetics are probably one of humanity’s greatest inventions. Every woman who understands the skin, what it goes through, and the imperfections that grow abundantly with age, poor care and at birth, will understand this point. However, while makeup can easily cover up blemishes, dark spots, wrinkles and what not, it’s no good to have to cover up your entire face heavily with it just to get the blot out what imperfection is is you want to make invisible.

Beautiful eye skin

Therefore, a quick discussion of how to get and maintain youthful looking skin around your eyes, with the help of Eminence Eye Cream or something else, is called for before diving into a step-by-step guide to give your eyes astounding makeup that will impress anybody you know.

Check out 5 tips to get great looking eyes even when you’re on makeup free days:

Tip No. 1: Keep your eye area clean and clear of grime, including product residues, at all times. Wash in the morning and once again in the evening, and in between heavy sweating. These keeps your delicate eye skin from getting infected, irritated and inflamed which can all lead to the more serious issues of breakouts and aging. Tone twice daily to draw out any impurities left inside your pores after a wash. Never sleep with makeup on. FULL POST

Posted 8/4/16 at 5:05 AM | Daisy Grace

Skin Care During Night: Must Follow Routine

The skin is the most active organ during the night as you sleep. This is the only time that the skin feel free to conduct its functionalities. It is important not to mess with the functions of the skin and that is why there is a skin care routine for the night. Following the right routine is essential and important in the development of your skin. Routine should always be followed regardless of the new rules in the block.

Knowing your skin type is important in identifying the best routine to follow in taking care of it during the night and day as well. Oily skins especially have to be taken care of with extra consideration. This is because they are sensitive in their own way to products. Moisturizer in specific have to be selected with the utmost care. This might prove to be a difficult process for you. It is not easy to know what is best for you unless you already have the information that guarantees the suitability of the item on you. To solve this dilemma, here are the best moisturizers for oily skin. Find your solutions here: FULL POST

Posted 8/3/16 at 5:17 AM | Daisy Grace

Get Relief from Digestive Disorders with the Best Experts Guides

digestive disorders

 From bloating to bowel disorders, we are a nation that is obsessed with keeping our guts clean. Over an estimated 9 million people have problems with their digestive systems as the rise of diagnosed digestive disorders is increasing as the symptoms are becoming more serious. 1 in 5 individuals suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is a gastrointestinal tract disorder that is characterized by diarrhea, bloating, and stomach cramps.

While most of us resort to all sorts of measures such as high-fiber cereals and 2 gallons of water a day, could these methods actually be making our symptoms worse? Here are some of the best ways to get relief from digestive disorders with the best experts guides.

Avoid Using Ibuprofen

Painkillers are known to cause constipation as they stop pain signals that allow the gut to keep moving. Iron supplements and blood pressure tablets are also other known culprits of constipation. You can prevent this by avoiding foods that are irritants such as fat, coffee, and chocolate. If you are already avoiding this, use Buscopan for relief. FULL POST

Posted 8/3/16 at 3:30 AM | Claire John

The Ultimate Workout that will Give Quick Results

It is the dreaded swimsuit season. All the beautiful people are on the beach with their toned arms, tight stomach, firm behind and nice legs. How did they get such a wonderful and enviable physique? Sure, for some it does come naturally, but some do work hard at their body putting time in at the gym. Many do high intensity interval training, or HIIT. This engages multiple muscle groups and also involves cardio training. You can receive a complete workout in less than 30 minutes. Complete this 4-5 days a week and this ultimate workout will give you quick results and help on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

1. Sprinters
During my fat burn class we start the class with sprinters as part of our warm up. Basically, we run in place lifting our knees high and pump our arms up and down as fast as possible. We do this for twenty seconds and then a ten second break. We continue to do this three more times while rotating with another exercise. The purpose is to get your cardio in and warm up your muscles by getting blood pumping through them. It is not as easy as it sounds.

2. Push ups
The other exercises we rotate with sprinters are push ups. The idea is to do as many as possible during then20 seconds. Of course you need to be in good form with your bum down low and your core engaged. Remember to keep your arms slightly out to the side, but if you want an added challenge bring your elbows into your side rather than out and away from your body. It will work additional muscle groups. FULL POST

Posted 8/2/16 at 8:56 PM | Biru Singh

The Difference between Orthodontists and Dentists

There is literally nothing better than a perfect smile. Some people get this naturally while others, well, others have to look for it. It’s not bad and it’s certainly not your fault. Most teeth malformations that occur are hereditary while some occur naturally. The good news is these malformations can be corrected easily through a number of procedures that guarantee you the best smile ever and ensures the smile lasts forever.

For you to get the best professionals to help you correct your dental issues, you have to go to the right place. For instance, when your skin has blemishes, you contact a dermatologist, when you have heart problems, you look for a cardiologist. Your teeth are important too; just like your other body parts they deserve a professional too. Tooth malformations, if left unchecked, can affect your life in many ways, although they are more often underestimated than not. Finding a good solution to this condition can be very helpful in avoiding such problems later on.

Dentistry deals with the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of cavities and infections. Most dental practices are generalized and deal with issues that affect the mouth although it also involves other adjacent structures such as the jaws, gums and other relevant facial structures. Dentists are medical doctors who have undergone extensive studies to gain knowledge and skill on how to deal with these dental disorders. FULL POST

Posted 7/28/16 at 1:01 PM | Brian Wallace

How To Really Choose Your Next Doctor

Choosing doctors based on bedside manner and parking spaces may not get you the best outcomes. Learn more about choosing the right doctor from this infographic.

Posted 7/14/16 at 8:07 AM | Sylvie Simms

Your Back Pain Worries | Living with chronic back pain can be a struggle. Constant aching takes its toll on your body, as well as your mind. Find out how to eliminate minor back pain.

Posted 7/12/16 at 9:29 PM | Smith Willas

15 Famous Personalities and Their Battles Against Drug Addiction

Fame and success brings satisfaction but this satisfaction does not sustain for long. Countless celebrities say that fame brings unmitigated stress which turns them to drinks, painkillers and other drugs as an escape from reality. Many believe that it enhances their creativity and allows them to stay awake when needed.

Whatever reasons they give to justify their insatiable cravings, opiates destroy a human being from inside and often drive them nuts.

Let us look at some famous artists and celebrities who battled drug addiction and successfully revived themselves:

  1. Robert Downey Jr-From 1996 to 2001, he was arrested numerous times for possession of Heroin and other opiates. In a 2010 interview with rolling stones he said “I accidentally got involved in heroin after smoking crack for the first time. It finally tied my shoelaces together”. Today he enjoys immense success and was the top earning actor in 2013.
  2. Russell Brand- He used to take heroin to “neutralize pain”. His struggle in his own words state “The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction”.
  3. Steven Tyler- The lead singer of the classic rock band “Aerosmith” used to spend $2000 a week on heroin, cocaine and alcohol. Being 68 today he rocks the stage just like he used to.
  4. Angelina Jolie- In 1996 she told UK’s mirror “I have done just about every drug possible: cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and,
 my favorite, heroin”. A mother of five, she still looks stunning today.
  5. Samuel L Jackson- He overdosed three times on heroin. He told his biographer Jeff Hudson, “The third time I OD’d on heroin I quit
 the drug completely. It’s too dangerous, I was mad. I was crazed. I was not happy with who I was”.
  6. John Frusciante- He was so addicted to opiates that he was termed as borderline psychotic. Highly acclaimed guitarist of the band Red Hot Chilli Peppers, he underwent various cycles of relapse before finally quitting in 2000 and taking up meditation exercises.
  7. Lou Reed- Who can forget the typical face of “that junkie”. He has been credited with bringing heroin usage to the mainstream in the late 60s. He used to “shoot up” live on stage gathering wide criticism (and acclaim). But he successfully tamed his addiction and lived a healthy lifestyle before succumbing to liver disease in 2013.
  8. Lindsay Lohan- Once the adorable child star, her life spiraled down into an abyss due to heavy drug usage and dependencies. She was touted as “done and over with” but she has checked into rehab multiple times and shows signs of recovery.
  9. Eminem- His drug abuse history is not a secret. He has talked about his affection for cocaine, prescription drugs and opiates in various songs. He admitted that the initial fame changed his behavior but his daughter Hailie’s birth acted as a wake-up call. Now he stays away from opiates, heroin and cocaine.
  10. P!NK- The acclaimed rock star is known for her reckless behavior. She said “Heroin is a horrible thing. I’ve seen first hand what it can do to people and it’s not pretty. I was never that much into it to need treatment. “But you name it, I took it. I buried three friends from heroin overdoses”.

    But there were MANY who were not lucky enough to come out alive of their addiction: FULL POST

Posted 7/4/16 at 4:52 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Benefits of Cycling | If you had to choose one exercise to do on a daily basis, what would it be? If your answer wasn't cycling, discover why it should be using this infographic.

Posted 6/15/16 at 6:45 AM | Lynn Joesph

How effectively does Cycling Benefit your Kid’s Growth?

Bicycling is a great workout that can help you address a number of health issues, while avoiding a number of others. This is because not only does bike riding offer you a great workout – it also helps keep your mood elevated, keep you engaged, and help your mental as well as physical health reach their peak. Cycling can help improve and maintain good cardiovascular function, strength your muscles, bones, and joints, and make exercising fun! Keep reading to find out the many other ways in which bicycling can help your own health as well as that of your children.

Stay Healthy without the Struggle!

While some people really enjoy exercising, others simply go through the motions because it’s the healthy thing to do. There is some evidence to suggest, however, that introducing your children to physical activity early in their childhood can help them develop great exercise habits for the rest of their life. Cycling is a great way to do this! Bike riding is a fun activity that also helps ensure that growing bones are strong, coordination is good, and muscles strengthen properly throughout childhood. Even better is the fact that cycling is a great option for children with special needs – there are all sorts of bicycles available that are specially designed to help children with various developmental needs go out and experience the joy of cycling. FULL POST

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