On last night's American Idol, which revealed the top five
contestants for season 14, judge Jennifer Lopez was rocking an bold and unusual
makeup choice: reddish-pink eyeshadow.
But this was hardly the first time the hair/makeup
adventuress went with a risky red-eyed scheme; it's been her thing all season.
Here are two more examples of different red-based tones she's worn for judge
The question being: Can even the beauty goddess J.Lo make
red eyeshadow happen? It's a tough color to pull off for obvious reasons, since
redness near the eyes naturally makes us think of sleepiness, allergies,
weepiness, and/or hangovers. However, when you're Jennifer Lopez, the ordinary
rules don't apply. My opinion is that yes, Jennifer Lopez is making red
eyeshadow happen, but that she is among <5 percent of the population that
can do so.
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Remember when Grandma told you to put lotion on your elbows
and knees? Or warned you not to make faces or it will get stuck? Turns out,
there's some truth to the little pearls of beauty wisdom she so lovingly
shared. Not only have they withstood the test of time, but they're actually
pretty simple to follow.
1. Moisturizing is essential.
Why She's Right:
Dehydrated skin can lead to eczema, wrinkles, itchiness, and
infection. "My grandmother and mother (and all women in my family) had the
same piece of advice — moisturize your skin after baths and showers starting
from birth!" says Dr. Amy McMichael, professor and chair of Wake Forest
Baptist Health's department of dermatology in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
"I think this is an overlooked pearl for a lot of women, but it is a
common cultural practice among African Americans and it makes a difference.
Skin is a lot more supple and attractive with consistent moisturization."
2. To keep your skin young, sleep on your back.
Why She's Right:
Stomach sleeping may be comfy, but making a habit of it will
give you lines. Having trouble switching positions? Dr. Adrienne Stewart, a
dermatologist in Denver, recommends snoozing on silk or sateen pillowcases
because they are softer and more forgiving should your face hit the pillow.
3. For heaven's sake, never drink from a straw.
Why She's Right:
Yes, sucking down that soda or iced coffee can etch creases
around your mouth, confirms Dr. Mary Lupo, a dermatologist in New Orleans.
4. Vaseline is a beauty must-have.
Why She's Right:
Dr. Susan Taylor, dermatologist and founder of Rx for Brown
Skin, says that her grandma suggested this medicine cabinet mainstay for dry
skin, chapped lips, and cracked heels. Considered one of the ultimate
multi-tasking moisturizers, we agree it's a keeper.
5. Be gentle to your skin.
Why She's Right:
Aggressive rubbing can lead to broken blood vessels on the
skin or under the eyes, warns Valerie Callender, MD, Associate Professor of
Dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Her
grammy's sound advice: "Apply moisturizer to your face twice daily with
upward strokes — this technique prevents facial skin from sagging."
6. Coconut oil conditions best.
Why She's Right:
You can't open a magazine or read a beauty blog without
seeing news about this It beauty product, but it's actually been used in India
for years, says Dr. Kavita Mariwalla, a dermatologist in Long Island, New York.
Mariwalla massages coconut oil into her and her children's scalps and hair for
a healthy, soft look.
7. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.
Why She's Right:
Before fancy, pricey creams, or devices were even a thought,
our grandmothers were experts at refreshing their skin with simple tools.
"Using a nice soft textured washcloth to wash the face is a gentle method
of removing scales from the skin — a light exfoliation. After cleansing, apply
a light moisturizer to improve skin texture over time," says Dr. Wilma
Bergfeld, dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic, and founding member of the
Women's Dermatologic Society.
8. Pond's Cold Cream and Dove Beauty Bar are the bomb.
Why She's Right:
Okay, maybe she didn't exactly say "the bomb," but
there's a reason these cult classics have been staples in drugstore beauty
aisles for so many years. The reason is, of course, that they work! Dr. Lynne
Drake, a dermatologist at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital, says that
her 96-year-old nana had the skin of a 60-year-old because she washed off her
makeup every night and used Pond's during the day. And who doesn't remember a
crisp Dove Beauty Bar sitting perfectly on their grandma's porcelain soap dish?
In 2015, this product continues to provide real beauty benefits.
9. Get no fewer than 8 hours of beauty sleep.
Why She's Right:
This study from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center
found that sleep quality affected the quality of skin, increasing signs of
aging. Since skin regenerates itself at night, lack of sleep can lead to dry,
sullen, and eventually saggy skin.
10. You are what you eat.
Why She's Right:
Eating your veggies is good for your heart and skin. Green
leafy vegetables are full of antioxidants that fight off free radicals from
sunlight. Grandma may not have known all of those details, but she never
doubted the many benefits of broccoli and beets.
11. There is nothing more beautiful than self-love.
Why She's Right:
Can't argue with that. Instead of constantly trying to
change, there is a lot to be said for not merely accepting, but truly loving
our bodies and natural beauty. Dr. Amy Paller, professor and chair of
Northwestern University's department of dermatology shares, "I always had
curly hair and just hated it growing up — straightened it all the time, always
wanted it long and straight — but eventually learned that it was okay to go
natural." Sound good to us!
Professional growth often translates into rise in income and
April is the much-awaited month, when employees are acknowledged for the work
they do around the year. However, there are times when a good increment or
promotion might not bring as much joy in your life as expected. This is what
Arpita Bagchi and Varun Nair (names changed on request) experienced. They tell
us their stories.
'I was a coward'
I married my boyfriend in May, 2012. We started dating while
working at an ad agency. He was part of the creative team; and I was
responsible for managing clients. Though issues related to money never bothered
us when we were dating, things started changing after marriage. When I got my
first bonus after marriage, I threw a party, and bought furniture for the
house. He seemed happy with the gesture. But after a while, I realised he was
avoiding talking about work. Whether it was my professional achievement or any
problem in office, he seemed completely disinterested in the topic. He even
refused to go out with me, citing reasons such as fatigue or work that needed
immediate attention. As a result, he started spending more time at work and
would often come home drunk. I spoke to his sister and parents about his
indifference towards me. He told them there was nothing to worry about. I tried
to convince myself that things would be fine soon.
In May 2013, on our first wedding anniversary, I wanted to
do something special to cheer him up. That was also my appraisal month. While I
got a good increment and promotion, he didn't bother to tell me about his. One
day, when I was talking to him about going on a holiday, he exploded in anger
and accused me of trying to get an upper hand in our relationship. He revealed
that his hike was not up to the mark only because of my presence in his life.
He said that planning a trip during a crisis was my way of humiliating him. He
apologised after a couple of weeks, but things were not the same. I was not
able to concentrate on my work and my performance levels dipped. I couldn't
deal with this conflict, and felt stressed at work. I ultimately quit my job
because I wanted to put an end to this inferiority complex that my husband was
going through. We are still together. I am currently working from home. I
didn't give up my career only because I loved my husband, but because I was a
coward and didn't want to go through a divorce.
- Arpita Bagchi,
'She thought of me as an under-achiever'
After five years of marriage, my wife left me. Both of us
are software engineers. In 2013, she got a job offer from Australia. She asked
me to shift with her. I told her that I was content with my position here and
asked her to reject the offer as she was already doing well at her present
organisation. Though she reluctantly let go of the offer, she got a good
increment in her company here. However, after this episode, we started drifting
apart. She got busy with work and we hardly spent time together. She even
started getting annoyed while talking to me and would find faults in whatever I
did. She would say my lackadaisical attitude was getting on her nerves. She also
did not like being seen with me at social gatherings. When she had a party to
celebrate her appraisal, she did not invite me. She thought of me as an
under-achiever and felt humiliated to introduce me to her friends. I started
suffering from depression. I tried switching jobs to match her level. But she
was earning twice as much as me. After a while, she told me how miserable she
felt being with me, and filed for a divorce. I was depressed. I got rid of this
trauma only after taking a counsellor's help.
- Varun Nair,
software engineer- As told to Sonashree Basu
Dos and don'ts
* Couples should see themselves as a team. Rather than
comparing their income individually, they should consider it as a boost for
* Don't let ego come in your way. Focus on taking up a few
activities that you both like to do together to strengthen the relationship.
* If you know your partner is financially weak, don't try to
undermine him or her.
* If the problem is not dealt with the right attitude and at
the right time, it can manifest into something big. So, make sure you
* The best way to deal with this is either to take up jobs
in different profiles or communicate with empathy.
* If the situation gets out of hand, take professional help.
Siddharth Nigam is an Indian film and television child
actor. He is a national-level gymnast. He started his career with television advertisement
for Bournvita. Then he made his film debut in 2013 with Hindi film Dhoom 3.
Later he started his television career with Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani
on October 2014. Currently he is working in historical drama show Chakravartin
Ashoka Samrat as young Ashoka Samrat.
2013 Dhoom 3 as Young Sahir / Samar
2014 Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani as young Rudra
2015-present Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat as young Ashoka
Siddharth Nigam received the 'Most Stylish Debut' award for
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat in Television Style Awards 2015. Suzanne Bernert and
Sumit Kaul received the award for him in his absence.He also received the
'bharat ratna dr br ambedkar' award
In a large skillet,
toast the coriander seeds over moderately high heat until fragrant, about 2
minutes. Transfer the seeds to a mortar and let cool. Crush the seeds coarsely
with a pestle.
In the same skillet,
heat the olive oil until shimmering. Season the chicken drumsticks with salt
and pepper, add them to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat,
turning, until golden brown all over, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and cook,
stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook
for 1 minute. Add the broth and crushed coriander and bring to a boil. Cover
and cook over moderately low heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 15
Transfer the chicken
to a platter, cover and keep warm. In a small bowl, whisk the mustard with the
crème fraîche and tarragon. Whisk the mixture into the skillet and simmer the
sauce over moderate heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Return the chicken
to the skillet and turn to coat. Serve the chicken with crusty bread.
Every few days, we see a new dating app being launched in
the market. These are user-friendly no doubt and trying to make like minded
people meet on the digital platform, hit it off and then meet and take the
relationship further. However easy and convenient the world of online
relationships sound – is it a better way to find a soulmate? Or are there risks
Various surveys have revealed that 1 out of 12 users
experience some sort of abuse while they are dating online. However, not many
come forward and report it. Just like the various kinds of abuses go
unreported, online dating mishaps too are not talked about for the fear of
being judged and blamed. However, three students from the University of Alberta
have taken up the tasks of making online dating more secure and safer for
Their battle is against Tinder, a popular matchmaking app
and they are trying to point out loopholes in its security through an online
campaign. Michelle Schultz and two of her classmates Brittany Heddle and Brooke
Andrews were prompted to start the campaign - TinderGrrrls after they learnt
about other women’s experiences where they were subjected to threats of being
beaten up or raped after they rejected someone on the app.
All that TinderGrrrls aims at doing is creating awareness
amongst women using Tinder and other dating apps to find someone to get into a
relationship with. Tindergrrrls asks women to submit their experiences of abuse
on Tinder. While these accounts of abuse remain anonymous, they are then
tweeted on the campaign’s Twitter account to make other women, already using
Tinder or any other dating app, aware of online harassment and how they can
tackle it. Tindergrrrls has reached a little over 500 followers on Twitter and
is continuously helping women with information and skills to deal with an
online abuse situation.
A bond of love and happy married life brings contentment and
joy in your life. Wrong location of home and its objects can make adverse
impact on your married life. Vastu can make your married life happy and
maintain the compatibility between the spouses.
Here are some Vaastu tips can enhance love and prosperity in
your life and make it blissful...
Bedroom should always be either in south best or in north
west direction. It sparks love and understanding between soul mates. South east
and north east directions should be avoided in any condition in the home.
Keeping heads towards the south direction brings positive
magnetic energy which flows from north in the body. It increases flow of blood
Always prefer a wooden bed of regular shape which eases
tension between partners. Metal or wrought iron bed should always be avoided.
Colours like light blue, soft green, rose pink should be preferred for the
bedroom. The uncluttered bedroom makes the ambience soothing and conducive.
Husband and wife should sleep on the right and left side of the bed
respectively. It ensures smoothness of the relationship. It is advisable to use
a single bed mattress on the double bed and avoid using a double bed mattress.
It boosts harmony and positivity in martial relationship. Electronic gadgets
should not be in the bedroom. They emit electromagnetic waves which disturb the
sleep and increase tension between the partners. Mirror should be avoided in
the bedroom. It leads to misunderstandings and quarrels. It should be kept
covered specially in night. It is also important to keep room well lit. It
maintains the unflinching love between the couples. If you keep pillow,
cushions or any artifacts in room, make sure it is in pair. Try to place a
crystal in the room as the rose quarts give peace and harmony in relationship.
Exposed beam and slanted ceilings are symbols of tyranny as it they create
cutting effect. So hang bells from beams if you have slanted ceilings. Any kind
of dust or entity not in use in the bedroom indicate tired and lacklustre
relationship. Try to keep things sparkling and fresh around you. Simple
measures can make life better around you. They will give you a balanced
environment and working place. Think well and follow the right guidance before
you start planning your home.
There are six major types of obesity, according to a study
conducted in the US and the UK. To battle the disease more effectively, the
researchers suggest, the medical community could recognize these different
sub-categories and treat them separately.
Taking into account the various demographic, health and
behavioral factors that may play a role in obesity, researchers at the
University of Sheffield in the UK and at the Harvard School of Public Health in
the US have defined six different types of obesity.
The researchers worked with data on over 4,144 obese adults
from the Yorkshire Health Study cohort. All of them had a BMI over 30 (average
BMI in the group was 34), and the average age was 56. Fifty-eight percent of
these participants were female.
After collecting details on the participants' lifestyle,
diet, physical activity and previous efforts to lose weight, the researchers
developed a questionnaire that was distributed to the participants through
Based on the responses to the questionnaire, the research
team was able to identify patterns in clinical characteristics and establish
six types of obese patients:
1 Young healthy females, who have not yet developed
complications from obesity such as Type 2 diabetes.
2 Heavy-drinking males, who consume at least 12 drinks per
3 Unhappy and anxious middle-aged individuals, predominately
women with mental health issues.
4 Affluent and healthy elderly individuals, who are in
fairly good health overall but have higher alcohol intake and high blood
5 Physically sick but
happy elderly individuals, who exhibit good mental health but suffer from
chronic conditions such as arthritis.
6 Poorest health individuals, who are economically deprived
and suffer from a greater number of chronic conditions than the other groups.
In their study, published in the Journal of Public Health on
April 18, the researchers suggest that recognizing these different types may be
essential to fighting obesity. Between excessive alcohol intake, erratic eating
behaviors and lack of physical activity, factors leading to the condition can
vary between the different groups, and the idea is that taking this into
account could help doctors to develop more targeted interventions.
Named after one of the highest states of consciousness
(Brahman or God consciousness), Brahmi (Centella asiatica or Gotu Kola) is one
of the most powerful brain tonics in the Ayurvedic apothecary. The leaf of the
Brahmi plant resembles the cerebellum and is traditionally used to promote
memory and intelligence and to relax the central nervous system. Brahmi
supports restful sleep, calms emotional turbulence, and simultaneously improves
concentration and alertness.
Recent studies suggest that Brahmi supports healthy skin,
lymph, and circulatory functions. In particular, Brahmi seems to balance the
inner skin that lines the digestive tract. There, healthy skin supports healthy
microbes, which make neurotransmitters that support healthy and stable mood and
cognitive function. Brahmi, in Ayurveda, is known as a brain tonic and may
actually work on the brain through its effect on the gut microbiology.
Sometimes used topically, Brahmi is known to support rapid
healing and healthy circulation.
Taste (Rasa): Astringent, bitter and sweet
Energy (Virya): Cooling
Post-digestive quality (Vipaka): Sweet
Quality (Guna): Dry, light
Tissue (Dhatu): Blood, bone, fat muscle, and nerve
Channel (Srotas): Circulatory, Digestive and Nervous
People with more demanding jobs may live longer even after
developing a form of dementia than people with less skilled jobs, says a new
study. Frontotemporal dementia, which often affects people under the age of 65,
results in changes in personality or behaviour and problems with language but
does not affect the memory.
"The results show that having a higher occupational
level protects the brain from some of the effects of this disease, allowing
people to live longer after developing the disease," said Lauren Massimo
from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. People with frontotemporal
dementia typically live six to 10 years after the symptoms emerge but little
has been known about what factors contribute to this range. For the study,
researchers reviewed the medical charts of 83 people, who had an autopsy after
death to confirm the diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer's
disease. They also had information about the people's primary occupation.
Occupations were ranked as factory and service workers in the lowest level;
jobs such as trades workers and sales people in the next level; and
professional and technical workers such as lawyers and engineers in the highest
level. Researchers measured when the symptoms began by the earliest report from
family members of persistently abnormal behaviour. Survival was defined as from
the time symptoms began until death. The 34 people with frontotemporal dementia
had an average survival time of about seven years. The people with more
challenging jobs were more likely to have longer survival times than those with
less challenging jobs. "People in the highest occupation level survived an
average of 116 months, while people in the lower occupation group survived an
average of 72 months, suggesting that individuals, who had been in the
professional workforce may live up to three years longer," the authors
noted. The study found that occupational level was not associated with longer
survival for the people with Alzheimer's disease. The findings add evidence to
the "cognitive reserve" theory that experiences such as more
education, higher occupation and mental activity build up connections in the
brain that create a buffer against disease. The paper appeared online in the
White is the new black and yes, the humble braids are here
to stay! We present a round-up of the runway trends in beauty, make-up and hair
that are set to take spring/summer 2015 by storm
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1. Double French manicure: How can you take a classic French
manicure to the next level? It's simple, just double the impact! Seen on the
spring/summer runway this year, double French manicure gives a distinctly
tropical vibe. To achieve the look at home, apply a coat of glossy clear nail
paint and let it dry. Next, brush a thick arc of pinkish-white paint across the
top of the nail. Once it dries, draw a thinner arc of turquoise colour across
the tip. Try this one for a chic spin on the traditional style!
2. Colourful & feminine hair accessories: You can hardly
imagine summer without floral motifs. From uber-impressive and
attention-grabbing huge floral headpieces to cute scarves and bands that look
like rabbit's ears, bohemian floral accessories blossomed on the runway forming
a major trend in 2015. If you don't experiment with hairstyles often, these
will tempt you into it. For a beach-friendly look, style your hair with these
accessories and wear a cute cover-up. Also apt for the boho-chicgirl-in-town look.
3. Golden glittery eyes: You'll to tally fall in love with
this minimalist meets intergalactic eye make-up.Let your eyes be the centre of
attention by applying loose glitter to three points of the eyes - the inner
corners along with the top and bottom lash line. To add some more glam, line
the upper eyelid with gold liner and dot the inner corners of the eye with gold
eyeshadow. Retain a fresh-faced, natural look by keeping your skin and lips
artfully bare (or consider applying a taupe or nude lipstick). Keep your brows
4. The Lob: Neither too short nor too lengthy, the Lob (Long
Bob) is your definite cut of choice this summer. Fresh, youthful and
flattering, women of all ages and any face shape can sport it with elan. Since
its both quirky and cool, it's a great option for women tired of their long
hairdo. From sexed-up waves to 70s groupie bangs, Hollywood stars are wearing
the Lob in smoking-hot ways. Take inspiration form Cameron Diaz, Karlie Kloss,
Alexa Chung and Amy Adams.
5. Star tattoos: Not willing to say `yes' to permanent
tattoos? Join the temporary tat too bandwagon with bombshells Alessandra
Ambrosia, Vanessa Hudgens, and Beyonce who are rocking this trend. Tommy
Hilfiger models wore star tattoos in green, grey, black and burgundy on their
face, arms, tummy and other parts of the body for a fun and flirty look. These
playful tattoos are music fest-chic. If you want to try it at home, make your
job easier by creating starshaped stencils and fill them whenever you wish to
6. Herringbone braids: The humble plait is here to stay! The
fad this year is the intricate Herringone Braid. Play with contrasting textures
by pairing wet, slicked back hair with a big deconstructed fishtail braid.Comb
gel from the roots to the back of the crown and clip the hair in place. Divide
it into three sections and cross them over and underneath one an other. Finish
by pulling the braid apart with your fingers and spraying your favourite hair
product for gloss. Braided buns and woven ponytails are other exciting options
for the summer season. So, get high on plaitspiration, ladies!
7. Purple eyeshadow: Think of this one as your new
smokey-eye effect. A gorgeous blend of mauve and lavender, this flattering hue
will make fair, dusky as well as pale complexions pop.To achieve the apt
effect, remember to keep the colour minimal; it shouldn't look aggressive.Line
the upper lashes with dark brown eyeliner. Dab some pinky-violet lipstick on
the lids and brush metallic brown shadow on top. Finish with a coat of deep
purple mascara. Keep the foundation light and the rest of the face bare. Don't
apply make-up under the eyes.
8. Sleek ponytails with hair loops: Hurrah for this couture
ponytail! Turn the basic ponytail into something cool, and unlike anything you
may have seen before with these functional plastic hair loops or links. Work a
thickening mousse through the hair for volume, tuck the bottom section up under
the top and mould the hair into an egg-like shape at the back of the crown.
Now, make a loop through which you can pass the ring. Then, loop a thick hair
extension around the second ring for a polished, modern, futuristic-looking
9. Bold, Graphic eyeliner: "This season try out the
most outstanding cat eye look ever with bold and expressive colours like bright
orange, pink and white," suggests beauty and make-up expert Akriti
Kochar.For an off-beat look, apply falsies to the top and bottom along with
lots of lengthening mascara for 60s-inspired eyes. Pick a white eyeliner and wing
the inner and outer corners out slightly with a few smaller strokes on each
side. White is the new black! And for bright a neon effect, opt for a bright
orange lipstick and use your fingers to apply it as blush.
10. The off-centre parting: In tune with the season's trend
for `real' or `natural beauty', wear a parting that is neither neat at one side
nor precise in the centre. It will frame your face making it appear longer,
thinner. Centre parting also helps define cheekbones and elongates facial
features. For a flawless parting, be sure to create it while you your hair is
wet so that your strands dry in place.
Nothing ages skin faster than sun damage. Using sunscreen is
the easy, obvious solution.
Proper sunscreen use can prevent not only wrinkles and
lines, but also skin cancer, especially melanoma. This year the deadly disease
will strike nearly 140,000 people in the United States, killing nearly 10,000.
It’s the most common form of cancer for young adults (age 25 to 29) and the
second-most common for those aged 15 to 29 years old.
But what you don’t know about sunscreen really can hurt you.
Here are three little-known sunscreen facts that can
(literally!) save your skin this summer.
You’re Not Using Enough
You applied sunscreen this morning. Now you’re set for the
“Everyone reading this is probably using too little and
applying too infrequently. More is better. Trust me, you’ll thank yourself
later,” says Talia Emery, MD, medical director of Remedy, a cosmetic
dermatology center in Westlake Village, California.
“No matter which SPF you use, sunscreen should be reapplied
every two hours and immediately after swimming or sweating.”
The American Academy of Dermatology suggests you generously
coat exposed skin 15 minutes before going outdoors, using “enough to fill a
They’re Not Created Equal
The most common sunscreens are chemical-based formulations,
containing ingredients that absorb the sun’s rays.
Sunscreen may also be mineral-based, containing zinc oxide
and titanium dioxide. These deflect ultraviolet rays away from the skin.
Mineral sunscreens are less likely to sting your eyes; they are gentler to
skin; and they block both UVA and UVB rays.
“Mineral sunscreens are the most trustworthy. They are the
most stable [i.e., don’t degrade as quickly on your skin or in the bottle] and
provide the broadest protection,” says California dermatologist Cynthia Bailey,
MD, whose blog (drbaileyskincare.com) covers sun protection.
In addition to the messy white goo that we all love to hate,
you can find sunscreens in sprays, wipe-on sheets, powders, roll-ons, and waxy
And many sunscreens do double-duty as beauty products.
“Moisturizing, anti-aging, medicated, tinted, acne preventative, makeup
priming, and other all-in-one SPF-30+ sunscreens are evolving, so one beauty
product treats a variety of needs,” says esthetician Naomi Fenlin, owner of
About Face Skin Care in Philadelphia.
Some sunscreens also contain antioxidants such as Vitamin C
and green tea, or plant-based ingredients such as aloe vera or avocado butter,
for a protective boost.
30 is Not Twice as Much as 15
Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 15 sunscreen blocks about 93
percent of UVB rays, compared to SPF 30, which blocks 97 percent. SPF 50
protects against 98 percent of UVB rays.
Many dermatologists recommend SPF 30. “The payoff above SPF
30 is negligible,” says Minneapolis dermatologist Charles Crutchfield III, MD.
But SPF measures only UVB rays — not UVA rays, so be sure to
choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from both types of the sun’s
skin-damaging ultraviolet radiation.
“UVB refers to the burning rays. UVA are the aging rays that
cause brown spots and penetrate deeply into the skin. UVA rays are also linked
to skin cancer,” says Chicago dermatologist Carolyn Jacob, MD.
Wearing denim with denim was a no-no for so long that
putting pieces together can still have a taste of the forbidden. Now, the combo
is a total Do in our books, and can range from the super casual to something
much more polished. For someone just starting to mix, consider these expert
tips from Madewell's Head of Design, Somsack Sikhounmuong. "The best
head-to-toe denim look is when the washes and the tones are close or the
same," he explained. An easy outfit idea? "A light chambray shirt
with a faded skinny jean," he offered up.
Avoid the biggest denim-on-denim pitfall by skipping
anything too costume-y. "I'm always a big proponent of context and
juxtaposition," says Sikhounmuong. "A whole denim look with sandals
or heels is going to be much more interesting than a cowboy boot."
If you want to shake up things in the double denim
department, mix in white denim to feel extra summery or add darker washes to
create something more professional. "A black rinse bottom, denim shirt,
and blazer with black flats is a cool and unexpected, but refined,
option," offers the designer. For even more outfit ideas, see how everyone
from Rihanna to Emma Stone rocks denim-on-denim style.
Behati Prinsloo, with inky jeans and a tailored trench, is a
perfect example of pulled-together double denim.
Denim-on-denim doesn't have to just involve jeans: Emma
Stone and Chrissy Teigen are both perfect examples of teaming cutoffs with a
Jean skirts are set to have a comeback (especially the
to-the-knee length). Like your regular skinnies they'll match with almost
anything, but look especially rad done the Rihanna way.
For a polished, yet casual travel outfit try black and blue
denims, plus laid-back accessories, à la Gisele.
Live-in relationships are a growing reality in our society.
However, the lack of security has made such relationships socially unacceptable
in most parts of the country. However, the recent ruling from the Supreme Court
might change the way we look at couples in live-in relationships.
In a recent judgement Supreme Court has ruled that an
unmarried couple living together would be presumed legally married and the
woman would be eligible to inherit the man’s property after his death. The
bench was headed by Justices MY Eqbal and Amitava Roy and ruled that “a couple
living together for a number of years would rightfully lead them to presume
that the couple was, for all intents and purposes, married.”
We hail the Supreme Court for the progressive decision.
Here’s what women in live-in relationships have to say about the ruling.
“The ruling is very empowering for women in live-in
relationships. I can now ask all those who ask me questions like ‘what about
your future’, ‘what if he never marries you’ to shut up and let me live.”
Sunaina Krishna, 30 (living-in since three years)
“When I decided to live in with the man I fell in love with,
it was only to analyze how good house mates do we make. Going out to eat, watch
movies and long drives is okay for you just spend a few hours together. But staying
together is another ball game. We made a great boyfriend-girlfriend, I wanted
to understand and be sure if we can make a great married couple too. Now, after
living-in with him for about two years, though I am sure that I want to spend
my life with him, I do not find the need to get married. I am happy with the
SC’s ruling since I feel this will somewhere help in removing the societal
taboos on live-in relationships.”
Reeta Pahuja, 31 (living-in since two years)
“What a way to shut up all the nosy neighbours and aunties
who are so concerned about ‘when will you get married?’. Live-in relationships
are practical and giving it legitimacy is a great decision. While this gives
women security, it will also help commitment-phobic couples to make that big decision.
Disha Mehta, 29 (living-in since a year and a half)
“I feel this might act as a deterrent in some cases where
couples get into this comfortable setup to avoid getting tied down to each
other for a lifetime or want to take time in understanding if they are ready to
live a life together. However, in cases where the man wants to move out and the
woman wants to get married, what choice will it leave for the man? Also, it is
all good that the woman will inherit the property after the partner’s death but
what about her financial security while he is alive? What if she loses a job or
decides to be a homemaker? There needs to be proper legal solutions to every
possible scenario that might arise out of a live-in set up to really help the
couples in such relationships.”
Original Source : Mona Gohara, M.D / http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/
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Thanks to rapid weight changes or growth, your collagen and
elastin (the stuff that keeps your skin taut) can weaken. And you know what
that means — stretch marks or as they're known in the medical world, viola
striae, will appear.
Most of us will get them; at least 70% of pregnant women do.
So is there a way to really make them magically disappear? Unfortunately, no.
But that doesn't mean you can't make them look less unsightly. Here's how:
1. Slather on fading creams.
Some form of Retin-A is usually the best choice.
"Topical retinoids promote collagen production which may, over time,
improve the texture and appearance of stretch marks," says Ginette Okoye
MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. The
downside? Retinoids can be irritating, and it may be months before you notice a
small difference. And if you swear by cocoa butter to keep stretch marks at
bay, unfortunately there's no science to support that it really works.
2. Try laser treatments.
Dr. Tina Alster, director of the Washington Institute of
Dermatologic Laser Surgery, recommends one to two micro-needling or Fraxel
laser treatments for substantial improvement. If your marks are still pretty
noticeable, there's also a laser treatment that can remove the reddish color,
says Alster. Just consult with your doctor first to figure out which one would
work best for you.
3. Consider camouflaging them.
If creams and lasers aren't your thing, but those lines are
making you pretty self conscious, try using body makeup to even out your
complexion. Dermablend is a good choice — not only is it waterproof (you can
even wear it while swimming!), but it also comes in a multitude of shades for a
variety of skin tones.
4. Wear them proudly.
If you have them, you might as well own them. Created by two
moms, the #Loveyourlines Instagram account is devoted to "celebrating real
women, real bodies, and real self-love." And with over 100K followers,
there must be something to embracing all your imperfections. So take a pic and
share your marks with the world.
"I was really inspired by a classic set that still
could swing and move," said Pantene hairstylist Danilo about the look he
created for Dianna Agron. "She was wearing a strapless dress, so she
wanted her hair down, but still off her face." A curly down 'do topped-off
with a crystal and diamond brooch was just the solution.
Try on Dianna?s hair now!
"For the first year ever, I wasn't inspired by a
decade. Instead, shapes and texture were really what I was thinking
about," said Dove hairstylist Mark Townsend. He blew Lea Michele's hair
dry, twisted in tiny ringlets with a 1" curling iron, and then pinned the
hair back into a messy chignon, leaving out the layers in front.
Try on Lea's hair now!
Meester's gently waved strands were pulled into a low-key
half updo for a soft and alluring look. Slightly bleached-out ends were the
perfect accent to her chestnut hair color.
Try on Leighton's hair now!
A deep side part and cheekbone skimming layers give Danes's
hairstyle a sophisticated shape. Hairstylist Peter Butler teased the strands at
the crown just enough to add lift and a tiny bit of retro sex appeal before
pinning the length into a low, tidy bun.
Try on Claire?s hair now!
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
Gone are the days of the delicately precise ballerina bun.
Positioned right at the crown of the star's head, this version works thanks to
an exaggerated size and a loopy, woven texture.
L.A. stylist Robert Ramos diffused Alba's hair to coax out
its natural wave. Next, he gave her a center part, sectioned off hair from
either side of the head and French-braided it. He made smaller plaits from her
bottom layer of hair, wrapping them back toward the center and pinning them.
"At the back of the head, the braids should be intertwined," he
To achieve this effect, L.A. stylist Frank Galasso washed
Sims's locks with voluminizing shampoo, followed by a bodybuilding mousse on
the roots. After a quick towel-drying, he blew her hair straight with a round
brush. Galasso twisted random strands before wrapping them around a 1"
curling iron for loose waves. He pulled the sides into a small ponytail and
pinned a thin section of hair around the elastic to conceal it.
Bride Bonus: This modern take on a '60s style looks gorgeous
with a flowing, strapless gown.
N.Y.C. stylist Charles Baker Strahan curled Meester's hair
before sectioning it into three closely clustered knots. To finish the undone
look, he pulled out a few loose tendrils.
L.A. hairstylist David Babaii created this low-slung braid
by blow-drying Hudson's hair straight and smoothing a quarter-size amount of
David Babaii for Wildaid Hair Polish from roots to ends. Next, he loosely
braided the hair at the nape of the neck and secured it with a clear elastic.
Babaii finished the look by running a flat iron through her bangs and sweeping
them to the side.
To create this romantic look, L.A. stylist Patrick Gagaille
straightened Lilly's just-washed hair with a blow dryer and a round brush.
Next, he curled small sections of hair with a 1" curling iron-leaving the
roots flat and only styling the lower half of the hair. He sprayed each section
with Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Booster for hold and applied a quarter-size amount
of Davines Natural Wax to his hands and worked it through from root to tip. He
completed the look with a shot of Sebastian Shaper Hairspray followed.
The key to this look, says N.Y.C. stylist Ursula Stephen, is
all in the cut: heavy, side-swept bangs bring length to the front, while the
back and sides are left short. Stephen blow-dried Rihanna's just-washed hair,
combing and flat-ironing her bangs to one side. To create a piecey look in
front, Stephen applied Pantene Pro-V Texturize Spray Wax with her fingers
styled the look to give it a rocker vibe.
Bride Bonus: "Skip long veils-they can overwhelm short
hair," says Stephen. A vintage pillbox hat with netting is "the
perfect complement to this cut."
For this classic half-up look, N.Y.C. stylist Danilo misted
a voluminizing spray on Cruz's roots before blowing the hair dry with a mixed
bristle brush. To create body and texture, he used a 2" iron and set the
sections by pin-curling them. Next, he gathered the top section of hair and
backcombed it for extra height. He secured the upper-section with a bobby pin
and let the rest fall free, while taming flyaways.
To add volume, celebrity stylist Adir Abergel sprayed
Garner's still-damp hair with Fekkai Coiff Shape & Set Mist before
blow-drying while using a round brush. Then he curled the hair with a 2-inch
iron and spritzed it with Fekkai Sheer Hold hairspray. Gathering all of the
hair except for the bangs, he wrapped it into a nape-of-the-neck bun, securing
it with pins.
Bride Bonus: This romantic do looks gorgeous with a
shoulder-baring dress and centered mantilla veil.
To create this "sexy and understated" chignon,
Harry Josh, creative consultant for John Freida Collection, washed Pompeo's hair
with Weather Works by Frizz-Ease from John Freida before blowing dry 2-inch
sections. Once dry, he built up volume at the crown by spraying Sheer Blonde
Crystal Clear Hairspray from John Freida while backcombing the hair. Josh
pulled the hair into a disheveled side bun 2 inches behind Pompeo's ear and
secured it with bobby pins.
Bride Bonus: Accent this low-maintenance style with a
jeweled clip or flower.
Walking the line between edgy and elegant, this disheveled
chignon is the perfect way to soften the look of a structured gown. Abergel
gave Beckinsale a center part and misted Frederic Fekkai Coiff Shape & Set
Mist onto the roots to add texture. After blow-drying her hair, he used a
2-inch FHI curling iron to twist pieces at random. Next he teased at the crown
to build height and gathered it into a low, messy bun, finishing the look with
Frederic Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist.
Try on Kate's hair now!
This soft version of the classic twist lends a breezy vibe
to the ballerina bun. "Pulling the hair straight back can look
harsh," says L.A. stylist Hallie Bowman, who relaxed Russell's natural
curls with Karastase Curl-Relaxing Nutri-Sculpt Mousse before blowing them dry.
She then curled the hair with a half-inch iron, adding volume at the top and
separating curls with Kiehl's Malleable Molding Paste. She then gathered the
hair loosely and pinned it into a French twist, setting the style with
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