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A REAL Wellness Perspective on the Ever-Present Dangers of Nuclear War by Accident or Blunder

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INTRODUCTION

The status quo grows more untenable by the day. The situation is said by experts to be more precarious than at any time in the past 75 years when humans have lived with the dangers of atomic and nuclear bombs. Experts warn that the issue of annihilation is not if, but when it will happen, unless significant changes are made in the spread of these weapons and the systems for controlling and preventing them from ever being used. The prospects of reforms are not good, but that must change. The obstacles are formidable but not quite impossible to overcome.

This reality explains why most of us, present company included, rarely engage with the topic. Denial plays a big part, as does the fact that controlling these weapons is not a local issue. Responsibility for controls are largely delegated to military and other experts by national administrations, Democratic and Republican. Jonathan Schell, in “The Fate of the Earth” (1982), noted that it’s as if there is a monster in the room and yet we have managed to divert our attention from it.

Fortunately, there are a few well-regarded individuals and institutions seeking ways to lower the risks that these weapons will ever be used and, most fanciful of hopes, that they might, someday, be retired.

REAL WELLNESS

Yes, you are reading a REAL wellness-focused essay, a look on the bright side of life-based philosophy. My focus is promoting mental and physical wellbeing via the use of reason, the joys of exuberance, the disciplines of athleticism and the art of securing maximum liberty. But alas, what good is any of that if, by madness or accident, one or more of 15,000 existing thermonuclear warheads does what all are designed to do, namely, explode?

For half a century, I’ve promoted lifestyle strategies of a positive nature aimed at becoming and remaining well, as long as possible. How long is possible depends on countless variables–I’ll mention just three:

1. Those related to self (i.e., genetics, lifestyle, timely and effective medical care) that are somewhat under our control;

2. Those related to nature (i.e., super-volcanos, mega-tsunamis, solar flares, earthquakes, global pandemics, asteroids) over which we have no control; and

3. One related to human miscalculation (i.e., thermonuclear explosions) over which existing safeguards are, for a host of reasons, under dubious controls.

Sam Harris, in a recent podcast, described the ever-present threat of nuclear war as the greatest risk we face. The last 75 years in which humans have lived with the bomb have been marked by near-suicidal folly, reckless stupidity and moral oblivion. In “The Logic of Doomsday,” Sam and his podcast guests Robert Perry (former Secretary of State) and Lisa Perry discuss the history of nuclear weapons, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the present threat of accidental nuclear war, nuclear terrorism, unilateral disarmament, the psychology of deterrence, tactical nuclear weapons, cybersecurity, details of command and control, nuclear proliferation, the steps we could take toward safety, strategic missile defense, nuclear winter and other topics. I highly recommend this podcast.

Of course, just because the world might end in a week, day or minute does not mean it’s a waste of time to pursue REAL wellness. After all, our luck might hold. To those who follow arms control efforts, the consensus is that it’s a wonderment we’re dodged the biggest bullet imaginable for 75 years. The comic book-worthy Rapture will never happen but something much worse is far more plausible and not unlikely.

When you look at the facts, you’ll realize that it’s almost beyond belief that it has not happened, already. The future is very bright, but not in a good way.

It may not sound like it, at first, but being conscious about the risks of nuclear war, intentional or accidental, should be on the REAL wellness agenda as a matter of concern. Specifically, in addition to our personal wellness pursuits, it’s sensible to know the risks of nuclear Armageddon and ways those risks can be abated somewhat. By the policies and politicians we support, we can collectively have some influence, however slight our individual efforts.

JFK warned that we must devise ways to prevent “that slender thread holding the nuclear sword of Damocles from being cut by accident or miscalculation or madness.” He believed that no one individual should have sole ability to start a nuclear war on his/her own.

Heads of state in nine countries (i.e., the US, UK, Russia, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea) have the power to initiate such a conflagration. Worse, in the country with more nukes than all other nations combined, our president is the only one with such authority–no one could counter his order to use such weapons. It’s little consolation that he considers himself a stable genius, since only he believes either claim.

FACTS CONCERNING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

* Together the United States and Russia control more than 90 percent of nuclear warheads, Russia with an estimated 6,500 warheads, the US with 6,185.

* Between 1945 – 2019, the US conducted 1,030 nuclear tests; Russia 715.

* The US and Russian military budgets for nuclear weapons and nuclear warfare between 2013 to 2022 reflects the reality that full-scale conflict between these two countries guarantees mutually assured destruction.

* The Nuclear Security Index rates North Korea and Iran the highest risks among nations that possess nuclear material.

The number of parties in control of nuclear warheads (nine at present) is a greater concern than the number of warheads, given the unstable nature of global politics.

(Source: Statista, Nuclear Weapons–Statistics & Facts, Erin Duffin, 2/7/20.)

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK

University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in 1945 created the Doomsday Clock. They did so using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero). The Clock time is based upon an annual assessment of the threats to humanity and the planet. The decision to move (or to leave in place) the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock is made every year by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with its Board of Sponsors. The latter includes 13 Nobel laureates. The Clock has become a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and disruptive technologies in other domains.

It is currently set at 100 seconds to midnight.

INITIAL STEPS THAT MIGHT REDUCE RISKS OF ACCIDENTAL OR OTHER USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

* No president should have sole and absolute authority to launch nuclear weapons. Donald Trump, on his own, could summon the nuclear football, open binders of attack options and relay orders to the National Military Command Center. Orders would go to missile control officers – ICBMs are primed on hair-trigger alert – and 30 minutes later explosions would occur over targets. Eliminating the president’s sole power to launch nukes, committing to no first use as national policy, eliminating ICBMs (costly and essentially useless except for first strike capability) are much favored steps. Other include:

* Promote public education about the nature and existential risks of nuclear catastrophe due to miscalculation, technical malfunction and/or political blunders.

* Eliminate work on strategic defenses–trying to distinguish live incoming missiles from a flood of decoys won’t succeed, according to experts, including Secretary Perry.

* Elect presidents and other leaders who understand these issues and are committed to trying to reduce nuclear risks.

* US policy should be not to wait for treaties to be worked out and confirmed–begin now to reduce redundant/excess weapon capacity.

* Support organizations that promote these and additional ends, including the San Francisco-based Plowshares Fund.

Secretary Perry’s granddaughter Lisa, head of an organization that promotes nuclear weapon reforms and containment strategies, says “there is a world in which these changes can happen.” A dialogue and subsequent demands as potent as the current surge for racial justice and police reforms are needed to raise awareness of the existential threat greater today than at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October, 1962.

Secretary Perry told Sam Harris in “The Logic of Doomsday” podcast that every day that he went to work at the White House during the last few days of the Cuban Missile crisis, he did not expect to be alive at the end of the day. Looking back, the consensus among experts is that the risks of nuclear war during that time was about 50/50.

The 50/50 odds that prevailed in 1962 are better than the odds experts are giving today that humanity will manage to avoid the cataclysmic calamity of nuclear weapon detonations.

BRUCE BLAIR

At age 25 in 1972, Bruce Blair was assigned as a Minuteman missile launch officer at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. His office was an underground bunker, his job–to execute a nuclear strike if so ordered. This experience and years of study, research and work thereafter convinced him that command and control structures of the major powers presented unnecessary risks of accidental nuclear war. In an article in today’s Washington Post, reporter Emily Langer notes that Dr. Blair devoted the rest of his professional life to reducing the nuclear threat… through rigorous analysis of the command-and-control system…

In 1999, Bruce Blair received a MacArthur genius grant. He was highly regarded by activists as well as military and intelligence officials here and in Moscow. He was a proponent of removing weapons from hair-trigger alert status- and by physically separating warheads from missiles. His goal was to add time to the process in order to reduce the chance of error. The Washington Post story provided this information:

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Dr. Blair organized a letter signed by 10 former nuclear launch control officers declaring that they did not believe then-Republican nominee Donald Trump, if elected to the White House, should be granted the nuclear codes. He has shown himself time and again to be easily baited and quick to lash out, dismissive of expert consultation and ill-informed of even basic military and international affairs – including, most especially, nuclear weapons, the letter read. Donald Trump should not be the nation’s commander in chief. He should not be entrusted with the nuclear launch codes. He should not have his finger on the button.”

(Source: Emily Langer, Bruce Blair, “Leading Voice For Nuclear Arms Control, Dies at 72,” Washington Post, July 21, 2020.)

The Post article is highly recommended, as are other sources of information about the remarkable Secretary Perry and the late Dr. Bruce Blair.

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Trends That Set You Apart: SEO Techniques That Every Web Designer Should Know

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If it was a decade back, then the term ‘SEO’ and web designing wouldn’t have gone parallel. But today the thing is something different. The web-smart world wants more from us and being exclusive is the first requirement of the customers. Webbing the business in a smart way along with decorating and designing the website for a fresh promotion is the new in nowadays.

Web designing incorporates a lot of strategical tasks and implementing them one by one enhances the front-end beauty of the website. It combines a lot of work with the frameworks, the programming languages, CMS or Content Management System, pre-decorated templates, web designing tools and hosting platform. On the other hand, it takes a lot of planning, sketch, graphical designing and strategy building for designing websites. A web design company deploys professional and experienced web designers who will perform all these tasks single-handedly.

The major job of a web designer is to produce the perfect UI & UX designs that will allure the viewers with its unique design. But, today, most of the web designers need to know about a little bit of SEO that will help them to understand its significance in terms of generating traffic to the website and allows them to comprehend its importance in the designing field.

SEO or Search Engine Optimization involves the process of optimizing the website by analyzing the site itself. This is connected to the designing and coding of the website for which the designers should be in the practice of these methods. So, that is why the designers should keep in mind certain things before designing the website.

Mobile Responsive Design
The demand for the mobile first designs has taken the interest of the consumers due to the major shift of searching methods from desktop to mobile. As the huge number of customers is using the smartphones nowadays and search almost everything from their smartphones instead of switching on their desktops and PCs, designing responsive websites has become a necessity for the entrepreneurs for increasing the visibility of their websites. The emergence of Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm has also facilitated the mobile responsive search results, pushing backward the nonresponsive websites in terms of amenity.

This has invoked the designers to use the mobile responsive templates and tools. The designers should use coding & programming that is utterly suited for mobile. The contents should be fit in the screen resolution of the mobile and the layout should be mobile first for the smooth access from the smartphones or cross platform devices.

URL Orientation
Search engines can’t find ambiguous and vague URL identity. The clear format of the URL makes your website SEO-friendly. With a perfect URL, the chances of getting the visibility to the viewers are more. Moreover, incorporating keyword phrases with the URL allows your users to identify and find the URLs easily and quickly. A designer should know about this so that they can easily collaborate with the SEO team of their respected companies.

Enhancement of the Website Speed
Improving the site speed is the major part of the SEO. Google’s algorithm supports the websites that have a good loading speed and disapproves the sites whose loading speed are worst! This is because the users don’t like websites with low loading speed and chances of the increase in the bouncing rate also raises up. Thus, improving the speed of your site is a much-needed thing, which can’t be optimized without the help of the designers. The speed augmentation process lies within the back-end service provided by the designers which include optimizing the database, minimizing HTTP requests, compressing images, reducing server requests, minifying resources, enabling the browser caches and accessing a CDN or Content Delivery Network.

Without the perfect knowledge of SEO and without the comprehension of the importance of site loading speed on SEO, the designers won’t understand its significance. So, for a perfect collaboration, the knowledge of site loading speed is required for the designers.

Pertinent Title Tags
Exclusive & relevant title tags are important for phrasing up an online document and those title tags are only used in the rich snippets aftermath. These title tags are displayed in the SERPs, on the browser, and on the external websites and should be smaller in size so that Google can easily catch them up.

Validated HTML5 And CSS3 Usage
HTML5 & CSS3 enables your website to fit in any resolution. HTML5 is advanced with much more features than the HTML and CSS3 enhance the downloading speed of the page. Authenticated HTML5 & CSS3 helps in implementing good coding that will optimize on-page SEO easily.

In most of the web design companies, the perfect collaboration of SEO and web designing teams is the major requirement because their harmony optimizes the entire website which results in bringing clarity on the front-end website with an aim of increasing more traffic and enhancement of conversion rate.

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Trends of Beautifying Your Smile Through Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment

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Hearing words like invisalign treatment, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry treatment etc. may leave your mind full of confusions and fearful. This is one of the reasons why we keep on postponing our teeth problems and thus emergency dental treatment department is able to earn monetary benefits. I think you have understood what I mean to say. Yes, I mean do not let your small dental problems become so big that you have to opt for these emergency dental treatments. Most of the people are very much concerned about their smiles and teeth structure. For those who do not have naturally attractive one, cosmetic dentistry treatment is there. The main purpose of cosmetic dentistry treatment is to enhance your smile through varied treatments like dental implants, invisalign treatment, teeth whitening, and facial aesthetics etc. depending on the requirement. So, in this entry I will try to portray out the procedure of cosmetic dentistry treatment and the trends that prevail in this field.

As far as cosmetic dentistry treatment is concerned, there are several treatments included in it. But it is not a hard and fast rule that all the treatments will be given to you regardless of the requirement. Same is the case with the duration of the treatment. It may last in days and it may even take a year to accomplish. The three main areas focused on by this treatment include mouth, teeth, and smile. If we go in to say it in a sentence it is a process through which the patient is given a smile makeover. For a person who hesitates to smile fully, having discolored teeth may be one of the biggest reasons. And, the reason why people get discolored teeth lies in the excessive intake of liquids consisting of caffeine. These are liquids like tea, coffee, cold drinks etc. and also smoking is one of the major reasons of teeth getting discolorised. Teeth whitening treatments are the solution to these types of problems.

Some people are worried about their missing teeth. For this dental implants are the best solution to this. During a dental implant, the gap created due to a missing tooth is filled up by introducing dentures into the jaw and thus making the gap vanish. These implants are made up of lightweight titanium. Another reason may be improper lining of teeth in the jaw. Teeth’s straightening is the sole solution to this problem. But the metal braces look so embarrassing that we avoid them. But a new type of braces has been introduced in the market. They are invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that are changed every week to provide you with the beautiful smile that you deserve. It can benefit every person, from teenagers to the elderly. Due to these aligners, the treatment is called invisalign treatment.

Only getting information about the procedures of cosmetic dentistry is not enough. You need to find out a reliable dental practice where you can get all the treatments done.

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The Rise of Electronic Devices Designed for Women

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The colour pink is often associated with women as more often than not, women look good in pink. Women who have great fashion senses are often eye catching and you may well have noticed that a woman’s fashion sense has begun to extend towards the gadgets that they carry. The rise of feminine technology has been growing steadily and is about to hit a crest. When you say feminine technology what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Pink gadgets!

Since the colour pink has long been associated with women, it doesn’t come as a surprise to see pink mobile phones, pink digital cameras, and pink laptops, among others that can be considered as part of feminine technology. Pink is a dainty colour, eye-candy if you like. Given the choice, fashionable women tend to want to carry trendy gadgets to veer away from the more macho-looking laptops or cellular phones. Women now find it tempting to have a pink gadget, like a pink laptop, to showcase their love for beauty. Most women are aware that most men find a woman to be more feminine if they are wearing something pink, and i have to admit there is something appealing about a confident women seen doing some work on a pink feminine laptop or making a business call with a pink mobile phone.

Technology need not be boring and with the advent of feminine technology, pink and all the other girly colours have become the in thing. Pink may be a favourite, but red is also becoming popular, as well as lavender or pastel colours. You will even see laptops that have designs on it; often utilising many different shades of pink or other feminine colours.

Wouldn’t it be great to take snapshots using your pink digital camera? You will now find digital cameras, mobile phones, and laptops in various shades of pink and as well as other girly colours so finding one that suits your personality is no longer the challenge that it once was. However do not, for a second, think that gadgets with a touch of femininity are lacking in the features or power department. A lot of popular brands now carry fashionable designs but still with the exact same technology and features as more masculine looking gadgets.

This is true especially for laptops. Pink laptops may look dainty and beautiful yet you can be sure that you can still surf the net with ease and do some office or school work simultaneously without having your workflow slowed by unresponsive technology. It is just as important to take note that when you shop for a gadget that will showcase your feminine side, make sure that you check the features as well as the prices first before settling with one particular unit.

So when you talk of feminine technology, it is not only about trends and beauty, functionality is also a must have and one that manufacturers are increasingly more aware of.

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What Age Is Appropriate To Start Wearing Perfume?

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When did you start to wear perfume? Was it when you first discovered your mother’s makeup, jewelry, and perfume bottles? Or was it later on in life when you had your first crush on a boy? Or was it even later, when you were thinking about the idea of getting married? I guess the time of when one should start wearing perfume is questionable.

As a young girl, you may just be playing around and think it is cute to wear your mother’s perfume. If your mother owned Bvlgari perfume, like Omnia Crystalline or Omnia Coral, she must have had really exquisite and elegant taste. Bvlgari perfume is for women that are very elegant and have luxurious style. She might have also owned a Prada bag or two, if she was wearing such luxurious perfume such as Bvlgari. At a young age, perfume was probably just another item to use to dress up. I don’t think it is appropriate for young girls to be walking around outside with their mothers with perfume on, but just to try it on and wear as something fun in your house is quite harmless.

As a teenager, when one starts to be attracted to the opposite gender, there is a different reason for trying on different scents. At first it was just a tool for dress up, but as a teenager it turns into a tool of attraction. It may be more appropriate for an older teenager to walk around outside with perfume on, but for a younger teenager, say a thirteen year old girl for example, it would be less appropriate. Younger teenagers are still very innocent and less ready for marriage, whereas older teenagers are closer to marriageable age, and therefore, it would seemingly be more appropriate for them to start wearing perfume.

When one becomes an older teenager, or even into their early twenties, it is then acceptable for young women to be wearing different scents. I think this age is not even questionable about whether it is appropriate or not to wear perfume. At this age one is ready to be dating and eligible for marriage. Then it doesn’t seem strange that a woman is walking around with perfume, but as a younger girl, it may seem strange.

In conclusion, it is questionable about what age exactly it is appropriate to start wearing perfume. However, it seems inappropriate for a young girl to be walking outside with perfume on. For an older teenager or young woman in her early twenties, it seems acceptable to be wearing perfume then. It is the age range in between that is negotiable about the appropriate time to start wearing different scents.

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Gear Up for a Safe and Fun-Filled Holi

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The festival of colors is just around the corner and as every colour has different hues, Holi has its own hues. Amidst enjoyment, we only look at the positive side of the festival and ignore the negative one. Like other festivals, Holi too has been commercialized by various synthetic color manufacturing companies. These companies produce Holi colours that are extremely harmful for our health and environment.

Holi colors contain hazardous ingredients like lead oxide, mercury sulphide, aluminium bromide, copper sulphate, Prussian blue, and many more. Such harmful contents in Holi colours can cause many health related problems including skin rashes, eye allergies, temporary blindness, and so on. This article will help you find some great tips on how you can save your skin and hair from the harmful effects of synthetic Holi colours.

Quick tips to protect your hair from artificial colors

To avoid your hair from being frizzy, unmanaged, and dull after playing Holi, just follow these tips.

  • Massage the entire length of your hair with coconut, olive or any oil that suits your hair. Oil will create a protective layering on your hair against artificial Holi colours and dust.
  • Cover your hair with a cap to keep them safe against harmful colours.
  • Wash off your hair properly with a mild shampoo and a good conditioner.
  • You can make up for the damage by applying a natural hair pack.
  • You can make your own hair pack by mixing henna powder, lemon juice and curd. Apply it on hair and wash after an hour.

Quick tips to protect your skin from artificial colors

  • Apply a layer of body care oil on your face, arms, legs, and so on to keep it protected against chemicals.
  • Wear full length clothes that cover the maximum part of your skin.
  • Apply a waterproof sunscreen that suits your skin tone.
  • Apply a layer of lip balm on your lips.
  • Apply a transparent nail polish to save your nails from getting colored with harsh Holi colours.
  • Do not use hard soaps to remove Holi colours off your skin.

Quick home remedies to remove harsh synthetic Holi colours

  • Make a face pack with one spoon of masoor dal, one spoon of flour, rose water and a pinch of turmeric. Apply it on your face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with water.
  • Apply a face pack of soya bean flour or besan with milk. Add a little sea salt, glycerine, and a few drops of aroma oil. Apply this face pack to wash off Holi colours.
  • Simply wash your face with warm water and then apply aloe vera and lemon to get off the color.
  • Don’t scrub your face harshly with water and always wash it after applying a little amount of oil on the skin. This will help in removing the color easily and will also make you get rid of itchiness and dryness.

So this Holi, keep all the above tips in mind and splash colors without any fear. Wishing you all a safe and fun-filled Holi.

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Loofahs and Flannels – All You Need To Know

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We are quite happy with the use of loofah as our essential bath accessory. But, do you know how loofahs originated or how must you can use them to extract the maximal benefits? Needless to say, the bath experiences wouldn’t have been the same with loofah sponges. You would be really surprised to know that sponges hailing from the Demosponge class have been used to add the helmets of soldiers, as cleansing aids and for decorating and painting as well.

The natural loofahs might look exactly like the bathroom counterparts but they aren’t the same. The loofah that we use to scrub our bodies is actually a subtropical gourd belonging to genus Luffa. The plants resemble giant cucumbers and are harvested all throughout the year in tropical countries.

Know the Using Techniques of a Loofah

Face

  • It goes without saying that regular exfoliation of the skin with loofah helps keep the dirt and bacteria away, thus bringing about a fresh and supple look. Loofahs are mostly stiff and quite fibrous for use. So, choose the loofah that is a little soft (not harsh) for your face. In case the loofah is still rough, soak it in warm water till it softens.
  • Squeeze the excess water from the loofah after soaking it in warm water. Apply your favorite soap or facial wash on the loofah and rub it thoroughly with hand.
  • Rub your neck, face, and nape gently with the loofah, applying little pressure wherever necessary to remove the dead skin cells. Avoid loofah use around the eyes or nose.
  • Rinse with cold fresh water and pat dry for a fresh and glowing facial skin.

Body

  • Apply shower gel or body wash on your loofah and scrub the body in a circular motion. Press mildly to get rid of the dead skin cells.
  • Pay special heed to places which have rough skin patches. Regular and repeated use of loofah on rough and coarser skin areas would just help it to become smooth and soft.
  • Rinse your body with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel.
  • Try the Bamboo Loofah Full Body Scrubber. It’s quite gentle on sensitive skin.

How is Loofah Good for Your Skin?

  • Loofah helps with deep cleaning and helps you to get rid of clingy and uninvited guests like germs, bacteria, and dirt particles on a regular basis. Thanks to the net like structures of the loofah, the grime and dirt are all rubbed out leaving your skin to glow.
  • Loofah assists you getting an effective exfoliation by removing all the dead skin cells successfully. The loofah unlike the myths is quite soft and gentle on your skin and helps bring about that young feel to it.
  • A softly rubbed loofah would help you to clean all the sweat pores, thus making your skin soft and smooth just like the ones are shown in the commercials.
  • A good loofah massage is also known to drain out all the stored anxiety and stress. Also, the loofah use and rubbing the skin is believed to accelerate the blood flow and circulation giving you an amazing and enviable skin.

How Do I Take Care of My Loofah or Flannel?

  • Hang the loofah and flannel after you have thoroughly washed it under the running water, and make sure it dries well.
  • In case you have you shaved your legs and hands, try avoiding the use of loofah or flannel as the bacteria might freely enter your skin through cuts and bruises.
  • Avoid using loofah or flannel on your genitals or face.
  • It doesn’t matter what loofah or flannel you are using, but clean it every week and keep it soaked in a diluted bleach solution for about 5 minutes.
  • In case you are using a natural loofah, replace it every month, but if you use the plastic ones, you can keep it for two months. If you notice mold growing on the loofah, get it replaced right away.

With the right tips and guidelines, loofah and flannels can really prove to be effective for skin care.

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Fight Wrinkles With Home Made Tips

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Naturally after the age of 30 the skin starts to sag, due to lose of moisture, and due the decrease in the secretions of oil it becomes dull and dry. It is therefore that wrinkles appear on oily skins at a later date than on dry skin.

Dry skin needs special care from an early age itself, every night before going to bed, massage your face with olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes and wipe your face with a soft tissue paper. If not you can also use a vitamin enriched cream or a herbal cream, but during the day use a wholesome nourishing cream.

If wrinkles have already invaded your skin, you can fight them or at least make them less prominent by the following methods:

Wipe the white of one egg and apply on the skin, when it dries up apply another coat of the egg white. when the skin begins to contract wash it with cold water and sprinkle the face with rose water. This will help in tightening the loose skin naturally.

Mix equal quantities of lemon juice and milk fat. Massage into the face gently in the direction opposite to the wrinkles. Do this before going to bed at night.

Prepare a face pack with 1 tablespoon Multani mitti(fuller’s Earth), one tbsp of sulfur powder and the white of one egg and apply on the face and neck. Let it remain for at least 30 minutes and do not laugh or speak during this period. Then wash it off with warm water, repeat it once in 10 days.

Make a paste of dried and powdered orange peels and milk. Apply on the face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it with warm water.

Prepare an anti-wrinkle lotion with the following ingredients, mix one tbsp apricot oil, 2tbsp almond oil and warm it slightly. When it cools down, add one tbsp of lemon juice, a few drops of grycerine and 2 tbsp of rose water, mix this thoroughly and store in a glass jar. Apply this home made lotion regularly on face and neck.

Get a facial done once every fortnight.

For more tips read my blog on skin care.

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6 Types of Health That Make Up You Part III

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“Take Control Of Your Health Naturally”

Emotional Health

Emotional Health is one of the most affected yet neglected aspects of our health. It can be easily confused with mental health. Emotional health is explained by the degree in which a person feels secure and relaxed in everyday life. An emotionally healthy person has an open mind, an open heart and a relaxed body. They will have a high self-esteem and will not react with quick off the cuff responses, and with anxiety or panic to events that occur in everyday life.

Emotionally safe people are calm and patient with others because they are emotionally safe with themselves and are not quick to judge or criticize. Feelings are not something that an emotionally healthy person avoid or control because they are secure with them. Instead they are expressed in an assertive healthy manner.

Well, sounds really good huh? Don’t feel bad! Most people are not emotionally healthy. Too much life has hit them and there you have it; trash in, trash out. Nevertheless, you want to strive to be emotionally healthy.

If you want to improve your physical and mental health you need to achieve emotional health. A lack of emotional health is often the cause of physical disease and mental illness.

How to Improve Your Emotional Health Naturally?

The way to improve your emotional wellness is to learn to feel your authentic emotions and feelings and express them in assertive ways.

Steps to resolve conflict and find healthy emotions:

1. Step back – take a deep breath

2. Be honest – Identify your feelings

3. Own your role – It takes two

4. Do not accept other’s responsibility – It takes two

5. Find a confidant – Professional therapist

6. Deal with it – Do not obsess

7. Time for action – Decide a plan of action

8. Forgive – For you not for them

Taking time to heal and take care of your emotional wellness is a must. It is just as important as the rest. Finding the balance between all six is the difficult part.

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The Benefits of Wearing a Moisturizer for Combination Skin

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Your cheeks are most likely dry, tight and in need of some intense moisture but your forehead, nose and chin are probably oily with enlarged pores and a blemish or two. So, how do you make your whole face happy without applying two products? Wear a moisturizer that has been specifically designed for you.

Why do You Have Combination Skin?

When the sebaceous glands in specific areas of your face become overactive, you end up with combination skin. Unfortunately, this causes your T-zone to be extremely prone to blackheads, whiteheads and acne breakouts.

You will probably never exactly be able to pinpoint the cause of your combination skin. It can be a result of many influences including improper diet and lifestyle choices, lack of sleep or exercise, stress, anxiety and poor health. Thankfully, regardless of the cause of your skin being the way it is, there are products such as Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer Oil-Free that will effectively nourish your skin without clogging your pores.

Daily Care

It is essential that you only apply a moisturizer to a freshly washed face. As a side note, always choose a gentle cleanser. You may assume you need a harsh product to eliminate oil but all you are doing is robbing your skin of oils so it feels as though it needs to produce twice as much to compensate.

After you wash your face, gently pat dry with a clean towel. Apply your moisturizer beginning at the neck and working upward. You never want to start at your forehead and use downward motions! You may feel the urge to skip your T-zone and apply only to your cheeks but this is not a wise decision. Most combination skin products are oil-free so you don’t have to worry about them making your skin more oily.

Additionally, if you do have a problem with your T-zone becoming ridiculously shiny during the day, a product such as Billy Jealousy Combination Code Face Moisturizer will remedy that problem for you. This is a remarkable moisturizer for combination skin that not only nourishes, protects and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also provides you with a matte finish all day long whether you wear makeup over it or not.

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See Nutrition From the Eyes of a Wellness Trainer

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I was introduced to vitamins when I was just a kid and my dad has been taking vitamin supplements his whole life and has the health of a young man at 74 years old. So naturally I followed his steps and have been taking vitamins and minerals myself for the last 20 years; I have always been healthy and am a good example.

I have studied 2 years with Swiss nutritionist and have taken courses with some of the best specialists in Europe and have a good outlook of peoples lives and nutrition.

Through the years of working with patients that have had health problems I have found that most people have a lack of nutrients, and that is very ironic because of our excess in eating; in the past there was malnutrition because there was a lack of food varieties and today we still suffer from malnutrition because of too much food that contains little nutrients. From fast to prepacked and even store bought food there is just not enough nutrients in food to cover our needs. With far more agents that oxidize our bodies it is important to replenish antioxidants in our body. I am all for supplements that can replenish our body with what it lacks, and today I introduce you to new nutrients of grand quality and practical to use.

There is a better way of taking vitamins and minerals that is far more effective and great tasting. With up to 98% absorption rates and the best ingredients on the market… Let’s take a quick view of these next generation products.

The Anti-Aging Spray provides cell protection with its main ingredient that everybody is talking about Resveratrol and many other ingredients like: Goji, Noni, Mangosteen, Acai, Amalaki, Aloe Vera, Pomegranate, Maqui, Black Currant, Grape Seed Extract, Pine Bark Extract.

The Multi-Vitamin Spray will nourish your cells and strengthen your immune system that is so important to fight against sickness that challenges our body constantly. This product contains: Hawaiian Spirulina, Chlorophyll, Ionic Minerals, Multi-Mineral Blend.

The Vitality Spray will increase your energy levels and stamina and libido performance in men and women. This product contains: Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola Rosea, Schizandra Chinensis, Gotu Kola, Maca, Yohimbe, Damiana, Horny Goat Weed.

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