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Benefits Offered by Adventure Sports

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Benefits Offered by Adventure Sports

 

Adventure sports is an umbrella term used to describe activities that involve a certain degree of risk and uncertainty, as well as self-discovery. These sports include base jumping, bungee jumping, biking, hiking, kayaking, jet ski racing, mountaineering and rock climbing, para-gliding, scuba diving and so on. While some people feel rather intimidated by adventure sports, there are those swear by them and give them a lot of praise for allowing them to overcome their fears and step out of what they would normally consider to be their comfort zone. Here are some of the major benefits you can experience by participating in an adventure sport.

Exercising made fun

Coupling cardiovascular exercise such as running and swimming with bodyweight or dumbbell training is one of the best ways to increase your strength and improve your overall fitness. The only issue is that most of our cardio and weight training is often performed indoors and repeated time and time again until you reach that point where you’re simply bored with doing the same routines, or worse, not seeing the results. Running outside, however, helps develop balance, involves more muscle and going off trail and experiencing a new environment actually stimulates the brain by throwing in countless new variables to your training.

Improved health

Adventure sports are ideal for getting back into shape, especially now that the holidays are over. Furthermore, they can be an excellent stress reliever, namely due to the fact that during exercise, our brain is releasing various hormones, including dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin, even if the exercise in question was not strenuous at all. Adventure sports such mountaineering and rock climbing improve balance, endurance and high-tempo sports such as biking or kayaking improve the delivery of oxygen and elevate the oxygen levels in our blood and muscle cells.

Improved self-esteem

Any activity that involves adventure sports is oftentimes challenging and comes with a different set of goals when compared to other types of sports. Whereas normal sports deal with teams and winning, adventure sports are more about challenging yourself in order to complete a specific task. It’s about overcoming your own fears and limitations and experiencing the thrill and the sense of accomplishment that follow. Just don’t get too full of yourself and never avoid wearing protective gear. Professional mountaineers would not set a foot on a mountain without being fully prepared the same way down-hill bikers would not imagine racing down a hill without their lightweight year sturdy full face helmets.

Knowledge and experience 

Every sport, including the adventure variety, comes with its own learning curve. The thing with adventure sports is that most of the skills you learn from practicing them can also be carried over into other situations in life. With biking, for example, you’ll most definitely learn how to change a tire, fix a flat or straight out the spokes, while mountaineering and technical rock climbing are ideal for instilling teamwork, improving communication skills and building trust. Kayaking will teach you all about remaining calm while underwater and base and bungee jumping can show you just how frivolous some of your fears may actually be.

Adventure sports are by far one of the best opportunities you can find to challenge yourself, overcome your fears and limitations and learn from your experiences. The physical and psychological advantages adventure sports pose, such as better physical shape, improved health, clear-headedness and positive thinking are too strong and too abundant to simply be overlooked. While it may be frightening at first, the exhilaration you get from the unknown and unexpected is not only better but also way healthier than the mundane routine you would normally experience in your daily trips to the gym.

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How to Design the Perfect Kid-Friendly Living Room

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Design the Perfect Kid-Friendly Living Room

 

If you’re just expecting or already have kids who are starting to venture into the living room on their own, it might be the right time to give your space a little kid-friendly makeover. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your whole aesthetics. Only a few barely visible changes will be enough to have a both beautiful and kid-friendly living room.

Washable paint

If you’re raising future painters that are still discovering their ideal canvas, don’t be surprised when you come home to a new wall design. However, if you invest in washable paint instead of your traditional one, you will be able to clean up the mess with mild soap and a damp cloth. There are even some flat matte paints that allow you to touch-up the pain without any visible brush marks. However, if your kids are really persistent with surprising you with wall murals, you can opt for chalkboard paint. Paint one wall and let your kids safely express their artistic tendencies.

Kid-friendly flooring

Kids are not very careful when eating, drinking and carrying stuff, and a lot of things will end up on your floor. So, make sure to invest in flooring that is washable, such as tile, wood or laminate. If you want to let your kids play on the floor, then you need something much softer. Luckily, there are carpets made of seagrass or jute that are durable and low-maintenance. You can also opt for small area rugs which you can toss into the washing machine every once in a while.

Durable materials

If you want your furniture to have a long and happy life, make sure your pieces come in durable and easy-to-maintain materials. There are many stain-resistant fabrics on the markets today, so you’ll definitely find something you love. Leather is also a great furniture option. For instance, lounges made of leather can be easily wiped with a wet cloth every time an accident happens. Also, keep in mind that the darker colors can take more beating than the lighter ones.

Ample storage

If you want your living room to be tidy without too much work, you have to have enough storage to put away your kids’ toys when they aren’t in use. Most people opt for decorative baskets because they are cheap, portable and very practical. However, you can also go for something more stylish and permanent like double-duty furniture with built-in storage. Benches and window seats usually come with hidden storage below the seat. There are also coffee tables and ottomans that can fit some of your kids’ trinkets and create an uncluttered and stylish look.

Create a cozy corner

If you want to keep most of your living room reserved for adults, then creating a cozy corner is a must. Simply designate one corner in your living space and fill it with fluffy pillows and lazy bags that are perfect for afternoon naps and reading seasons.

Make it fun

No matter the interior style and the atmosphere in your living space, it should really be the place where every member of the family feels comfortable and happy. So, make sure to decorate the space with at least some kid-friendly accessories. For instance, putting up the kids’ artwork on the walls next to your “grown-up” art is a great way to start. Make sure not to use too many fragile decorative pieces, and opt for nature elements (pinecones, seashells, driftwood), wooden figurines and bowls, and a lot of kid-friendly books. Hanging family photographs is another way to decorate your living space with beautiful and personal items.

As you can see, a kid-friendly living room doesn’t have to look like a kindergarten. With just a little bit of planning, it can be a stylish, functional and cozy space every member of your family will love.

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Ideas on How to Revamp Your Living Room on a Budget

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Ideas on How to Revamp Your Living Room on a Budget

 

Living rooms are true hubs of domestic life, where we tend to spend quite a bit of time. If you are bored with it and don’t have a budget to do a complete overhaul, don’t fret. In order to turn a new leaf, you don’t even have to get out of your way: There is a multitude of affordable and simple upgrades and tweaks at your disposal.

So, here is how to give your living room a makeover and witness the magic in a blink of an eye.

A fresh start

When you are feeling uninspired in your living environment, you know it’s time to make a positive change.

First off, take a good long look at the layout of the space as well as the placement of the furniture. In all likelihood, you can do some rearranging and utilize the available space more efficiently. Put your desk by the window to harness natural bounties. Orient a comfy sofa towards the focal point of the room, be it a fireplace or a TV. 

Furthermore, note that a fresh coat of paint can work miracles for the visual appeal of the room. Indeed, grabbing a brush is easily one of the most affordable ways to completely shift the mood and atmosphere. Just bear in mind that lighter and subdued colors are a safe bet.

Piece by piece

Before spending money in any store, take a stroll around your home. Keep your eyes open for anything that can be repurposed and given a new role in the living room. Open your closet and storage to bring items back from the dark. Note that even dusty and old books can be beautiful when put on display. The same is true for anything that adds a bit of visual flair though shape, patterns, and color.

Likewise, you should do as much as you can by yourself. Making something with your own hands instantly elevates the mood. Besides, you can get a plethora of décor pieces for a fraction of the cost of what you can purchase. There is no end to brilliant décor projects, so get inspired.

Place small accents such as vignettes that reflect your personality and echo your passions. Choose meaningful items that evoke pleasant memories. Direct the eye around the room in a new, interesting way. Infuse color and patterns where there are none: Add life to blank walls with artwork and spruce up the seating area with colorful pillows.

In new light

Improve the indoor air quality by introducing natural filters in the form of houseplants. They will double as décor and liven up your living room, especially if you find stylish vases and pots for them. What is more, reduce the air pollution with the help of HEPA air filters and quality HVAC system. In case your budget allows it, consider buying a quality one and seek local services, such as these professionals who offer installation of air conditioning in Concord.

To improve air circulation further, make sure to open your windows every now and then to invite a flood of natural light inside.

Speaking of light, you can create instant change by switching your artificial fixtures. Pendants and chandeliers can serve as stunning centerpieces that spark attention. If you want to keep spending in check, change the light bulbs. Opt for energy-saving LED lighting and introduce dimmable and mood-enhancing solutions. You will reinvent the space with a minimum investment of time and money. 

Breathe new life into the heart of your home

There’s absolutely no need to break the bank: There is a slew of accessories and items you can get for cheap or repurpose from your home. Master the art of accentuating and beautifying the space with small items that make a big difference. Feel the breath of fresh air in your living room and spice things up.

Find beauty in the everyday and mundane. Rethink your living environment and see the positive vibes spilling over to all aspects of your life.

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How to Pick the Best Foundation and Concealer for Your Skin

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Pick the Best Foundation and Concealer for Your Skin

 

With such a diverse range of skin tones, choosing the perfect foundation and concealer can be a true nightmare. Furthermore, if you’re dealing with acne-prone skin, or have to battle dark circles on a daily basis, you’ll need to learn a bit about colour correction before you can get that flawless complexion. From liquid, through creamy and all the way to stick concealers and foundations, it’s essential you find the right shade that will perfectly blend with your skin.

Foundation fundamentals

Picking out the foundation that will flawlessly blend with your skin is paramount, because your entire makeup look will depend on it. They call it foundation for a reason ‒ it’s the base upon which you build all the other layers of makeup products, creating something beautiful, so it absolutely has to match your skin perfectly. The best way to find the right shade is to test it on your jawline, or just underneath it on your neck. The foundation that becomes invisible once you apply it and rub it into your skin, is the one you should go for.

When it comes to the type of foundation, your choice should depend on the type of your skin. Liquid foundations will work with any type of skin. However, foundations that are thicker in consistency are much more suited for dry skin, than for the one prone to breakouts. Stick and creamy foundations are not very good for dry skin types, but they will do wonders for normal or combination skin. Powder foundations and liquid ones with matte finish are the best choices for oily skin.

Concealer tips and tricks

When you need to mask all the imperfections on your face, that’s where concealers come in. Whether you need to hide a blemish, conceal dark circles, or cover up your tattoo for some special occasion, concealers will do it all. Anytime you need to camouflage a certain colour, you should reach for either orange, green, red or yellow concealer. Colour correction means cancelling blue tones with orange correctors, red with green, and purple with yellow. So, if you’re facing dark circles around your eyes, make sure you know exactly what colour they are. The shade can vary from grey to purple, and the wrong corrector shade will only make things worse. Always colour correct before applying a foundation, so that you can touch up all darker areas later with the best full-coverage concealer that will also perfectly highlight certain parts of your face.

Picking out the right concealer shade is also very important, because a shade that’s too light can make you look like a raccoon, while a shade that’s too similar to your foundation won’t do much for your look. Therefore, compare the shade of your foundation with the one of a concealer, and choose one that’s  only a shade or two lighter than your foundation. However, if the green corrector for red blemishes isn’t enough to cover up the spot, either use a foundation or a concealer that matches the foundation shade, so you’ll avoid shade mismatching on that particular spot. Light concealers are great for highlighting the area under your eyebrows, as well as for contouring if you use them with a concealer that’s a bit darker. Sometimes, it’s much more affordable than splurging on contouring palettes. Furthermore, concealers can make you fix plenty of makeup mistakes. If your winged eyeliner isn’t as perfect as you wanted it to be, use an angled brush, dab a bit of concealer and erase a part of that thick line, and voilà, you’ll have the perfect flick.

Choosing the perfect foundation and concealer shade isn’t always easy, but with the previously mentioned tips, you won’t have such a difficult time choosing. Just make sure you know which colours to use for colour correction, don’t use a concealer that’s too light or too dark for fixing imperfections, and your makeup will always be on point.

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Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing the Best Fitness Program for You

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing the Best Fitness Program for You

 

Exercising on a regular basis is extremely important for your overall health but better mood and higher energy levels as well. However, exercising regularly doesn’t mean that everyone has to do the same routine of the same difficulty level in order for the exercises to count. Quite the contrary – it’s about frequency and the proper choice of workouts, not the length of your routine or the challenging aspect of it. What’s challenging and effective for one person may not be for the other and vice versa. Therefore, you need to pick a fitness program or a workout routine that suits you personally. In order to do that, keep in mind the following things.

Your health and fitness level

Choosing the perfect workout routine will be different for someone who’s already been very physically active and only needs to get back into the routine of exercising, and for someone who hasn’t been active at all for a very long time. Never try to jump into a routine that’s way too challenging for your fitness level. You can only hurt yourself. What’s more, it’s essential that you consider your age as well as any health issues you may have before choosing a fitness program on your own. This is especially true for people who suffer from some type of lung and heart issues as well as those with osteoporosis or generally weaker bones. If you’re worried about your health, you should definitely seek doctor’s and professional trainer’s advice when it comes to choosing the right workout routine for you.

Your fitness goals

Together with your current health, you need to properly analyze the things you wish to achieve with a new workout routine. It won’t be much effective to jump into a fitness program that doesn’t actually help you achieve what you truly want. What’s more, if you just start exercising with no goal in mind, the chances are that your motivation will drop and you’ll slowly neglect the routine altogether. In that respect, you should clearly establish what it is that you want to get with the fitness program in regards to your health and current fitness level as well as your wishes. This may be a weight loss or muscle toning. On the other hand, it may be increased flexibility or strength and endurance. But it doesn’t end here. Get as specific as possible. Do you want to lose weight in order to look good in a bikini or do you need to lose a lot of weight in order to live a much healthier lifestyle? Listen to your mind and body and decide what your ultimate goal is before you start exploring the fitness possibilities.

Your preferred activities

Now that you’re aware of your fitness level as well as the goals you want to achieve, it’s time to ask yourself what physical activities you enjoy the most. After all, if you’re aware of the fact that you get bored easily or lose motivation quickly, you should opt for a fitness program and a type of exercise that make you happy and energetic. For instance, some people simply don’t like working out in a gym for various reasons. If you’re one of those people, it’s perfectly fine to get functional gym equipment and work out at home with fitness videos. On the other hand, if you need socializing above all else and that kind of a motivation, gym membership may be perfect. In case you enjoy activities such as dancing, look into aerobics and dance classes in your area. The same goes for any preferred activity, be it cycling, hiking, swimming, etc.

Once you know what works for you and feel that you made a proper choice for your workout routine, you should keep track of your success. Don’t do this by putting more pressure on yourself. Remember, giving yourself a break from time to time doesn’t mean giving up. Set smaller goals to help keep you motivated so that you constantly have something to look forward to as you make your way to the final goal.

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How Oral Health Affects Your Body

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How Oral Health Affects Your Body

 

It is a well-known fact by now that your oral health affects the overall health of your body. However, many people stop right there and do not delve into the mechanics, causes and effects that hide behind this statement. Since many people tend to have bad habits when it comes to taking care of their mouth area, it is more crucial than ever to push these facts to the forefront, so read on to find out how oral health affects your body.

Your mouth – the endless war zone

Believe it or not, your oral cavity is teeming with bacteria all the time. This is not a fact that should alarm you – it is the natural state of your body and your immune system has adapted to this state of affairs. In fact, if your immunity is forged well and it functions normally, brushing teeth and flossing on a daily basis should be enough to keep the bacteria population in your mouth under control.

If the bacteria in your mouth multiply, they can cause an infection in your teeth and gums. As your body fights this infection, inflammation becomes more pronounced and, along with the released chemicals that corrode your bone structure and destroy your gums, you get periodontitis – the gum disease.

The connection between periodontitis and your heart

It might come as a shock to some that medical research indicates a strong connection between periodontal disease and heart disease. In fact, prolonged periodontitis increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Even though consistent scientific results have shown that people with gum problems have a whopping 19 percent increased risk of developing heart problems and cardiovascular disease, another shocking fact is that the reason for this link is not yet absolutely clear.

Overall, it is implied that any serious inflammation that lasts for too long is a risk factor for heart disease, and periodontitis is especially tricky because, once it settles in, it is exceptionally hard to cure it.

The connection between your oral health and diabetes

This relentless inflammation weakens the body’s ability to control blood sugar. In other words, it impairs the body’s ability to utilize insulin, an important hormone that converts sugar from your body into energy. This puts a heavy emphasis on the connection between the “unholy triumvirate” – periodontitis, heart disease and diabetes. In many ways, once the problems in your mouth become overcomplicated, you are sitting on a ticking time-bomb of health issues.

This is why it is crucial to overcome your fear of dentists and do all the necessary operations. An effective therapy for root canal in Sydney can save your teeth, and invasive operative procedures and a program of antibiotics therapy can do a proficient damage control in a timely manner.

The alarming pregnancy connection

Gum disease is especially dangerous during pregnancy. It does not only cause inflammation the body is compelled to fight, it also increases the chance of premature birth. The infection interferes with the development of the fetus and causes the body to push it out too early – which increases the risk of health problems for the baby such as heart conditions, lung conditions and learning disorders.

Plaque in your lungs

Some people think plaque is just tooth dirt, but it is much more dangerous than you’d initially imagine. If you do not clean it out, you will eventually end up breathing in enough plaque to cause bacteria to settle into your alveoli and cause a respiratory disease. The risk factor for this is especially high if you already have a condition that puts a lot of stress on your immune system, like allergies, so stay vigilant about the amassing tooth dirt.

Your mouth is, in many ways, a window to your body. The bacteria and the level of inflammation in your oral cavity indicate or predict numerous health issues that can impact your future in significant ways. This is why you have to pay extra attention to your oral health and make sure to wash, floss, and brush and visit the dentist on a regular basis.

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How to Organize Your Kitchen

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Organize Your Kitchen

You will not find a household area that is as prone to clutter buildup as a kitchen. Utensils, plates, cups and other kitchenware usually end up in the sink as you rush to tackle your daily obligations. Your thinking in these situations usually goes somewhere along the lines of “I have bigger fish to fry.” This, as we all know, results in a serious problem even before the weekend comes around, especially if you live with a big family. We all want to organize the kitchen in a way that makes cleaning it up a breeze. Though you will never escape some effort when it comes to cleaning, here are some helpful tips on how to organize your kitchen.

Throw out what you don’t use

We have all been there – drawers filled with items and utensils you will never use. Break out of your hoarding habit and shake off what’s unnecessary. Empty your cupboards and drawers and whip out a few cardboard boxes for the stuff you didn’t use since you moved into the household. Put all the essentials back by grouping and stacking them up – kind of like a game of Tetris. You will end up with some coveted extra space you can use in the future. As far as useless utensils go, you can get rid of them in a yard sale or ask your neighbors if they can find anything useful.

Be consistent

Mislabeled and mismatched containers for spices and other foods is one of the leading causes of kitchen-chaos. Constantly looking for the ingredients you need is also a big time-waster. In order to avoid this issue, you can purchase containers of the same type – and possibly transparent ones, so you can always see their contents. It is best to opt for rectangular containers for best space management. If you stick to such elements consistently, you are bound to manage your well-organized kitchen with ease.

Always purchase new appliances

Malfunctioning appliances add to kitchen chaos. Surprisingly, we tend to enter into a sort of ritualistic behavior when it comes to managing smaller malfunctions and most people tend to stop noticing them. These malfunctions can range from a leaking dish-washer to ovens that take forever to warm up and fridges that are impossible to predict.

At the same time, you are losing precious time in the kitchen and you have to break the cycle. Appliance technology is developing fast, and you can purchase appliances such as top-of-the-line Maytag freezers that come with features which are downright helpful when it comes to organizing time and space in your kitchen – from reversible doors to adjustable shelves and automatic defrost.

Concentrate on your pantry

Pantry areas are usually the crux of kitchen chaos. If a bulk of trash is out of sight, it does not mean it is not there, and we all tend to shove whatever‘s in our way into the pantry without a second thought. This is a killer habit that can turn your pantry into an unhygienic, chaotic mess.

Purchase the same type of storage containers you’ve used to organize your cupboards (remember – consistency) and clear out all the shelves. Pour whatever you plan on using into the containers and start stacking. You can also use the back of your pantry door to hang some utensils or dishware. In fact – you can use the cupboard doors the same way.

Work triangle

In the case you have not heard of this, each kitchen basically has a triangular layout as far as humans are concerned – the points of this triangle are the sink, oven and fridge, respectively. Re-arrange your items and store them in a way that is logical when it comes to these three points – everything you might need in a particular zone should be within hand’s reach. This is also known as “achieving kitchen Zen”.

The old saying goes – “a place for everything and everything in its place” and you can bet your bottom dollar that a person who came up with these words of wisdom spent most of their time in the kitchen. Stay consistent when it comes to organization and clear your mind before the re-arrangement so you can be free to store your items in a way that comes naturally.

 

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Myths about Female Drivers and the Truth behind Them

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

Myths about Female Drivers and the Truth behind Them

 

 

It seems like not one day can pass without hearing a blatantly sexist joke. Women are teased on a wide range of topics, from their obsession with shoes to having to be “in the kitchen”, but all of them have one thing in common – women as the punch line. One of the most frequent jokes is about women being bad drivers, with endless videos of women struggling to park cars or driving slowly (like there is anything bad about not rushing). And I think we all know it, but let’s set the record straight once and for all: women being bad drivers is a myth. And here’s some proof:

Traffic accidents

People like to say that women cause more traffic accidents than men because they’re easily distracted, put on makeup while behind the wheel or simply are bad at driving. But if we look at the numbers: 71 percent of all fatalities on the road are caused by men. And you might say that it is because there are more male drivers overall, but actually, women have surpassed men in that department and there are more female drivers than ever. Sorry, guys, you will have to find a better excuse than just saying that an accident was caused because there was a woman behind the wheel.

Careless driving

Women have been blamed for being reckless drivers not because of any natural hand-eye health problems, but mostly due to typical female stereotypes. It’s said that women put their makeup on while driving, look at their phones more often, talk to other people and even stare at their own reflection rather than the road around them. These are all absolute lies. Men are commonly caught for drunk driving, ignoring the traffic rules, speeding and running a red light – all resulting in crashes nearly twice as often as in women. So, I think the “careless” argument could use some reconsidering.

Women drive less

This one is actually true. Male drivers make up for a little over 60% of miles driven, but that number is gradually getting even as well, since women have started being economically independent, having their own cars and simply driving more. So even when we factor in all of those things, and take into consideration the hours driven, statistically, men are still worse drivers than women. Luckily, the overall number of traffic accidents involving both male and female drivers has gone down, but perhaps we’ll see it drop even more as women start taking over the roads.

Bad reputation and bad manners

It seems like every time a female celebrity has been caught violating traffic rules, the media uses her as an example of women being bad drivers. In fact, when any woman is driving badly, she is considered a proof of the myth, but when it happens to a man, he is simply an exception. Stereotypes aside, I think we can all agree that everyone who wants to drive can find an amazing, affordable driving school and learn all they need to know in order to be a good driver. Furthermore, we are terrible towards each other on the road, so next time you see someone crawling down a highway lane, instead of laying on the horn and making them feel bad, simply overtake them and continue straight on.

It seems that we have started to move on from juvenile jokes that put down an entire gender over an absolute myth, and I look forward to the day when we can all respect each other as drivers, without guessing the other’s capabilities simply based on one’s gender. So, what can you do? If you were never the one to tell jokes like these, then call out people who do, and teach them the real truth. If we all had more confidence in each other, we would all be a lot safer while on the road.

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Most Coveted Celebrity Body Parts

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Most Coveted Celebrity Body Parts

 

According to statistics, 17.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed back in 2016. From breast augmentation, through liposuction, nose reshaping and eyelid surgery, to facelifts and tummy tucks, people are turning to plastic surgery more often every year, when they don’t feel happy with their body. However, they don’t just look for a random nose reshaping or breast augmentation, but for specific body parts of actors, singers, or starlets. From Matthew McConaughey’s abs to Madonna’s cheekbones, people hope to look like their favourite celebrity more and more each day.

Nose

The nose is one of the most prominent facial features, and it makes a lot of difference to a person’s looks. A big nose isn’t flattering, while a small one can make some other features of face anatomy more noticeable and put the entire face in disproportion. On the other hand, the size doesn’t have to be an issue every time. Aside from being too big or too small, someone might have a crooked nose, and surgery can be the only way to make it straight and proportional. Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman are just some of the celebrities whose noses seem to be the most wanted among the patients, because they’re perfectly proportional.

Lips

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The facial anatomy can appear entirely different with thin lips than it can with a full pout. Thin lips give out an impression of a less sexy appearance, which happens to be the main reason for people all over the world to undergo a lip injection procedure. Angelina Jolie’s lips are definitely the most wanted among patients, since they are perfectly full and balanced with the plump bottom lip and a slightly thinner upper lip, that shape the flawless pout.

Buttocks

Many women yearn for a nicely rounded and well-shaped backside, since most of them didn’t have the luck to be born with one. While some of them have tried working out and didn’t reach their goal, others skipped that step and turned immediately to a professional to request a procedure that will give them the perfectly shaped buttocks. Beyoncé’s gluteus has been the synonym for a well-shaped bootie, and lately, Kim Kardashian’s has been a real competition, with more women wanting precisely the backside of this controversial starlet.

Abs

Nicely shaped abs are one of the most attractive features of the human anatomy. This is especially true for men, who are eager to show off a good-looking six-pack. Matthew McConaughey’s and Channing Tatum’s abs are the most wanted among men, according to plastic surgeons. Thanks to a non-invasive body sculpting procedure, the patients can quickly reach their goal. After the fat cells are frozen and eliminated with the cooling procedure, they’re forever gone from their tummy, offering a perfect figure, that will need only a little bit of exercise to look as good as Matthew’s or Channing’s.

Cheekbones

Years certainly can’t do a thing to this megastar, because as the time goes by, people don’t cease to strive for having exactly the same cheekbones as Madonna. They’re perfectly high, which can make a person look regal, while they add a dose of youthfulness as well.

From cheekbones, through abs and buttocks, to a symmetrical nose and perfect lips, people try to look more like celebrities every day, by wanting some of their body features. However, sometimes, it takes more than just a visit to the plastic surgeon to reach the goal. Remember that recoveries from some surgeries take a lot of time, so make sure you always consult with the doctor before you decide to go under the knife.

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4 Questions about Women’s Intimate Hygiene – Answered

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

4 Questions about Women’s Intimate Hygiene – Answered

 

Turns out that all women have the same questions and the same concerns about their personal hygiene, and many feel too embarrassed or afraid to talk about them. But our personal, feminine hygiene is crucial for good health, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed to ask questions about your body. You should always be aware of what is going on inside of you, and ask a professional for advice if you see some changes that you aren’t sure about. So, let’s answer some of the most frequent questions about your personal hygiene:

Are the odors normal?

We all tend to think that our bodies are somehow weird and different from everyone else’s. But actually, the odds are that whatever you are going through, a lot of people are going through as well. You might notice a certain odor around your vagina, but the discharge that it produces (which is also completely normal) often has a smell. The one thing you definitely mustn’t do is use strong soaps with a lot of perfume to try to cover up the smell, because that can do some serious damage. If you think that the odor is stronger than it should be, or if you find it unpleasant, it might be a good idea to check in with your doctor, because a strong odor might be a sign of an infection that needs to be taken care of.

Should I be douching?

Absolutely not. Your vagina is actually very smart and it takes care of itself really good. The discharge that you can sometimes spot is actually a vagina’s self-cleansing system, which, if you are in good health, works like a charm. Douching, or trying to clean the inside of your vagina in any way, can harm the natural balance and processes that your body has in place. Remember that periods are completely normal and that there is no need to feel dirty, while you are on your period. If you think that there is something wrong with your lady parts, instead of taking things into your own hands – visit a gynecologist and share your worries with them.

Should I groom my pubic hair?

That choice is entirely up to you. In the past, women and men would remove their hair to prevent lice, but in today’s modern society, we don’t have those worries. What’s more, your pubic hair actually protects your vagina from any dirt that might otherwise get to your labia. So, the choice is entirely up to you, but be careful with hair removal techniques, because your skin is very delicate in that area and ingrown hairs are a common occurrence. If you do choose to remove your pubic hair, perhaps it’s best to visit a professional beauty salon and let them help you.

What is the proper way to clean up?

While you are in the shower, you should wash the outer parts of your vagina with some warm water. If you want to use soap, make sure it is natural, mild and made for intimate care. Don’t ever let soap get on the inside of your vagina. Some places have equipment devoted to the task, like a bidet in Australia or Europe. These are especially useful for when you are on your period, because they make cleaning up very easy. But if you are out and about, traveling or camping, you can use intimate wet wipes for on-the-go freshness.

 

Remember that it’s up to you how you take care of your body, and health and comfort should be your top priorities. So, stay clean and fresh and be happy in your body.

 

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