Skin Cream Beauty, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:46:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stay Calm When Your Child Has Fever Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:46:08 +0000
It really is difficult to stay calm whenever your child or especially your baby suffers from a fever since we all know that fevers are usually the first symptoms of illnesses. However, parents should be relaxed and know the appropriate ways to treat a sick child.

What is Fever?

Fever is mostly mistaken by people as an illness. However, doctors say that whenever your child has fever instead of worrying too much you should be happy about it. Fever is a sign that the immune system is functioning well and fighting foreign bodies away from a person’s body. Since having a fever is most likely a treatment for an illness by increasing temperature to kill bacteria or viruses, it usually can be treated at home.

Look for other symptoms

Normal temperature for a child is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature reaches 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, then he or she has fever. Some symptoms associated with fever includes sweating due to high temperature, shivering, head and muscle aches, irritability, and loss of appetite. Some also becomes easily thirsty associated with increase heartbeat and breathing speed. These are due to the loss of fluid in the body. If some major symptoms occur such as stiffness of the back and neck, lethargy, sore throat, painful urination, or painful ears or stomach, then you must go to your doctor. These symptoms may be signs of a more serious illness that should be treated immediately in order to prevent more serious cases that could be fatal.

Fevers should be taken seriously but not too seriously. Parents panicking during these times are not of help. Proper knowledge and understanding will help the family to overcome these e kinds of obstacles. You will not only be saving your child, but also time and money.

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Stop Killing Your House Plants Sun, 14 May 2017 17:42:34 +0000
I have a serious confession to make: I’m a murderer. A killer of life, no less. Surely I must be wanted somewhere for my crimes. The unhappy of fate of any plant that enters my house is to starve, drown or fall prey to some mystery illness. At first, I believed it was them. I now understand that it’s me. So I stuck my nose around and gained a few tips from a few experts (namely, my mum) to help life flourish within my walls.

Don’t water plants every single day

It may sound counter-intuitive, but how often does it rain everyday? Plants are not designed to receive constant water but rather to retain water when it is present. It is much better to water your plants reasonably generously three times a week or they’ll drown and rot from the roots. Of course, that’s only a rule of thumb; if in doubt about a specific plant, pop into a local garden centre and ask for their advice. Just remember to water them, unlike me who forgets them for two weeks at a time then wonders why they are looking lifeless.

Don’t put them near sources of heat

This means radiators, heaters, fireplaces, hobs, anything that produces heat. Unless you need to keep your plant in a special greenhouse, most plants prefer to be on the chilly side. They certainly don’t appreciate the artificial heat that radiators and central heating produces because it dries them out too quickly. In some cases, it can also encourage diseases. Place them away from these sources, preferably outside or near a cool window.

Make sure that you rotate your plants

Almost everyone knows that a plant will lean towards the nearest source of light of optimal photosynthesis. However, if you don’t rotate the plant every now and then, it can get too heavy or cause the side away from the sun to whither. Your plant might not die, per se, but it’ll look strange and not produce as many flowers or leaves.

Since following these tips, I have successfully managed to maintain a scotch bonnet chilli plant in my room and it seems to be enjoying itself. Plants are a wonderful addition to any living space, and are a great way to make a small room seem bigger. If you are in doubt about any of the plants in your house or are interested in cultivating your own indoor-outdoor space, ask for help in your local garden centre.

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Our Obsession With The Duchess Fri, 05 May 2017 17:18:55 +0000

Of Cambridge, that is. Ever since her fairytale wedding to Prince William in 2011, Kate Middleton has enchanted almost the entire world with her down to earth attitude, impeccable style and relatable persona. She appealed to the public in a way that her late mother-in-law, Lady Diana Spencer, did and more, by reaching a much larger audience. Here are just a few reasons why we love our Queen-to-be.

He broke her heart

Everyone can empathise with having your heart broken, but for it to be so public must have really stung. It’s all too tempting to let your hair down and be seen doing things you’d rather not be seen doing. When the young couple called it quits in 2007 whilst on holiday, Kate kept her head down and spent the next few years working quietly for her family’s business and staying out of the public and paparazzi glare. A classy move that definitely paid off, because three years later, she got engaged to William after much speculation that they had rekindled their relationship.

The “Kate Middleton effect”

Anything, and I mean anything, that this woman wears instantly flies off the shelves the second that a photo is published. She has done more to regenerate the British high street than most celebrities and she always looks impeccable, yet chic and comfortable. Her look is achievable for most modern women, which makes us able to look up to her as a role model. She appears just as comfortable in a ball gown as she does walking her dog in wellies, and that makes her seem like more of an actual person, and less like a doll.

Charity benefactor

As royalty, she is undoubtedly expected to be the benefactor of several charities to give something back to the public who essentially pays for her upkeep. Choosing these charities must be an incredibly difficult task, because there are only so many that you can help and so many people in need. One charity in particular that I think that the Duchess has really helped is Action on Addiction, which focusing on helping addicts to conquer their demons. So often, people who take drugs are seen as nothing of worth and scum, but by patronizing a charity supporting them, she can bring her incredible popularity with her and help change the way in which we deal with such a complicated and consuming illness.

We, of course, cannot forget that her popularity is a huge boost to the British economy, bolstering up our fashion labels, tourism and merchandising companies in a time of financial uncertainty. She has helped the British royal family to regain some of the fans that it had once lost, and to secure it for at least while against the threat of republicanism. She’s British and helps us love being British, and that’s pretty amazing.

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Get Ready for Your Wedding with Cosmetic Dentistry Tue, 02 May 2017 23:39:10 +0000

Couples plan their perfect wedding day for months… sometimes years. While no wedding every goes off without a hitch or two, mistakes or mishaps should never reflect in the pictures. So why should you even consider hiding your smile? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, 51% of patients visit a cosmetic dentist for repair work while a whopping 86% of patients seek out services to improve physical attraction. On your wedding day, all eyes will be on you. Cosmetic dentistry offers several options to help you achieve the look you desire so your big day is picture perfect.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Even if you’re fortunate enough to have perfect teeth, chances are common life habits have caused the enamel to darken several shades. Coffee or tea, smoking, alcohol, and even certain fruits and vegetables can stain or dull your pearly whites. While over-the-counter kits do work in a pinch, they’re one-size-fits-all solutions that simply don’t work for serious needs. And let’s face it, who doesn’t want to stand out on their wedding day?

Professional whitening can lighten your teeth 5-8 or more shades lighter than any shelf kits–yes, even the expensive brand names with promises right on the box. And your new white smile can be completed within an hour or over your lunch break. Is it any wonder teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure?

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Cracks, chips, and even minor breaks in your teeth can be easily forgotten or ignored during daily life, but they’re captured forever in wedding photographs. With cosmetic bonding, the dentist matches a composite material to the shade of your surrounding teeth. The material is artistically sculpted and bonded to fill in and repair the issue. It’s then cured by a special light, polished, and you’re on your way. Bonding can be completed in as little as one office visit, so it’s a perfect solution for your special day.

Opt for a Crown

You’re basically going to be royalty anyway for the day anyway, so why not go all in? Sometimes teeth are so damaged that bonding simply won’t work. And sometimes multiple teeth need repair, so it’s a smarter and more cost-effective move to opt for a crown. A porcelain crown is like a cap that’s shaped, molded, and fitted directly onto the damaged tooth or teeth to restore your natural beauty. Usually, this procedure requires a couple office visits. Your Johns Creek cosmetic dentist may need to take X-rays to ensure the health of the surrounding tissue, roots, and bone before creating your new smile.

Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers

Imperfect smiles can be charming, but if you have multiple issues or have always wanted a celebrity smile, it may be time to rely on Hollywood’s “secret”. After all, no one is born with a red carpet smile. Most celebrities have round-the-clock beauty teams and on-call dentists. And porcelain veneers are the most common procedure for Hollywood glam. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are colored and shaped to perfectly match and fit your teeth.

Whether your teeth are misaligned, gapped, stained, or chipped, veneers can easily hide any imperfections. Veneers usually take a few visits because the procedure requires some drilling or filing of existing enamel. Lumineers, on the other hand, are thinned and non-invasive options to porcelain veneers. Regardless of your needs, your smile should be a reminder of the most memorable day of your life. Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Suwanee, Georgia is just a call away when you’re ready to become picture perfect.

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The 3 Day Military Diet Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:13:14 +0000
So many fad diets are thrown at us everyday that most people have lost hope of ever finding “the one” that’s going to deliver a slim, toned body without the urge to eat everything and everyone. So I was intrigued to come across this 3 day, not-too-hardcore starvation diet, apparently used by the army to slim down quickly. Although it recommends some exercise, it advises not to overdo it because of the extremely low calorie count for each day. Will I wake up on day 3 a size 6?

Day 1

Breakfast- Toast with peanut butter, half a grapefruit and a black coffee.

Lunch- ½ cup tuna, toast and a black coffee.

Dinner- 3 ounces of meat, green beans, small apple, ½ banana and cup of ice cream.

So far, so good. All the meals are quite filling, so I haven’t felt too deprived, but neither have I felt full. The lunch is a little miserable (can I not have a small salad with it?) but I powered on. I drank absolute tons of water as is recommended with the diet and attempted a slow jog, which I think has helped to keep my mind away from food. My weigh in this morning was 58kg, so keeping my fingers crossed for the next weigh in on day 4.

Day 2

Breakfast- Toast, hard boiled egg and ½ banana.

Lunch- Cup cottage cheese, egg and 5 saltine crackers.

Dinner- 2 hot dogs, broccoli, carrots, ½ banana and cup of ice cream.

I’m a fan of any diet that recommends that I eat ice cream, but it almost feels like a tease throughout the day. Dinner was amazingly filling and satisfying, even if the hot dogs were a little grim. I’m not usually a cottage cheese fan, but I mashed the egg into it and made it into a dip for the crackers which was pretty good. Again, I drank plenty of water and walking to keep my mind away from the “I’m on a diet” mentality that usually ends in a binge!

Day 3

Breakfast- Slice of cheddar, small apple and 5 saltine crackers.

Lunch- Toast and egg.

Dinner- Cup of tuna, ½ banana and cup of ice cream.

Oh my lord, there is just not enough food on this day! I was running around at work all day and I genuinely thought I would collapse at about 4pm. Compared to the other days, this day definitely put the “starvation” into “starvation diet” and I was feeling it. I managed to stick to it though by continuously drinking ice cold water to fill up my stomach and tried not to dream too much about food.

Returning to my normal diet felt so nice after yesterday. Sure, I ate healthier than I might have done otherwise and it certainly broke my snacking habit, but the weigh in results this morning show that I have only lost 1kg, which could have been a normal weight fluctuation rather than due to the diet. Maybe if I was to repeat it every week I would begin to see a difference, but Day 3 has put me off completely. Just eat healthily, you’ll feel much better and with not too different results.

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Make Minimalism Work For You Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:06:02 +0000
So often when you open up any interior design magazine, there will be pages covered in elegant pictures of minimalistic living rooms and bedrooms, their walls adorned by nothing except two shelves with a contrasting vase on each. However, for pretty much any normal house, this is just not realistic; we simply own too much stuff. Where to keep spare tea towels in a minimalistic kitchen?

Have a big clear out

The sad truth is that, to have a minimalistic house, you must first de-clutter it. It may seem painful at first, but the psychological relief will be totally worth it. You’ll find things that you didn’t even know you had, and that means that it’s definitely not being used or looked at. Unless it’s useful or incredibly beautiful and sentimental, chuck it. You’ll feel so much better for it.

Hide it

Choose storage that has the clean lines you’re searching for, and avoid glass doors. All they do it exhibit your stuff for the rest of the world to see; much better to choose a cabinet that can hide it all. This BESTÅ cabinet from IKEA (below) is a great example because it’s simple, large and the white allows you to repaint it if you’re going from a different colour scheme.

Avoid patterns

Even a messy, junk-filled room can look almost minimalistic if all the furniture and furnishings are a plain, matte colour. Visually, patterns make an item look messier and more hectic, whilst a plain finish will bring more order. Choose blinds over curtains as well, as they have a cleaner finish that will add less fuss to the room.

Create a “storage room”

Almost every house has a room that is almost too small to be a room, or an airing cupboard, or cupboard under the stairs… you catch my drift. Point is, that is you make use of these unseen spaces to their fullest by installing shelves, cupboard, boxes or trunks, then you will clear up space in your common spaces to help you achieve the look that you want.

A minimalistic look works fantastically is most homes. It’s modern and tidy look appeals to so many people because it’s easy to maintain (there’s also less dusting to do of those annoying nick-knacks that so many of us accumulate for no good reason!), and brings a sense of calm at the end of a stressful day. Ultimately, of course, your house is your own and you should make the best of it so that it fits your tastes and styles.

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Fake tan faux-pas, be gone! Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:03:18 +0000
Almost everyone looks better with a tan; it makes us look thinner, more toned and imparts a healthy glow. However, we all know how dangerous and damaging for our skin the sun can be. Getting sunburnt just five times can double your chances of getting skin cancer, especially if one of those times is a blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence. Therefore, getting good at applying the fake stuff is definitely a worthwhile beauty skill.

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

That uneven, patchy look at a fake tan gets after a few days is all down to how much you exfoliated before applying the tan. It’s important to really give your skin a good scrub the day before you plan to tan and apply a good but light moisturiser the night before. Then scrub again before you apply the tan. This way, you ensure that the skin is not dry or flaky and will absorb the tan properly.

Use a proper fake tan, not a gradual tan

It’s not that these tans aren’t good, but rather than limiting the damage you do, they actually increase it. I mean, who applies moisturiser in the same way, with the same amounts, everyday? It’s much better to create a base using a decent fake tan first and then top it up using a gradual build moisturiser, such as Palmer’s Coco Butter with Tan (below). This one has a nice, not-too-dark-not-too-light colour that works on most skin colours and doesn’t have that horrible biscuit smell.

Don’t forget your face

A huge mistake some people when applying fake tan is to neglect their face, thinking that it needs it’s own fake tan or it doesn’t need any at all. If anything is going to make your tan look fake, a pale face will most definitely get people suspicious. As you rub the remnants of the tan into the backs of your hands, also use some to highlight your cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin; all the places that would naturally catch the sun in summer. If you have especially problematic or sensitive skin, buy a fake tan for sensitive skin and apply that all over too. Otherwise, you run the risk of a mismatch of colours.

It’s also important to remember to always apply using a tanning mitt and not go more than two shades darker than your natural skin tone, or you’ll run the risk of looking like a few of the girls off a popular British TV series about Essex. Happy tanning!

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Planning a Wedding with a Tight Budget Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:59:44 +0000
There are couples choose not to gamble down the path of marriage just for the reason that they’re scared of the amount allied with the event. For a lot of people, wedding can be really expensive, but it does not essentially mean that it should be. It is possible to have a memorable wedding even you have a limited budget, and actually, you could still make your day extremely extraordinary by the following tips.

Make a Wedding Financial Plan

Split the money you are planning to spend on that day in to the main groups, including photography, food, outfit, venue, and flowers. Every group should have a calculation of how much you would like to spend in order to stick to your total expenses.

Try To Do Things on Your Own

Wedding planning could be very nerve-wracking, but you could save a big amount of money if you just consider asking the help from your friends and family and then do things with their help. Professional wedding planners would rip you off for their services, so you could still put aside some of your money though you need to buy other important things in the wedding.

Wedding planning with a tight budget isn’t a difficult achievement. You are able to save money in a lot of areas only if you use your creativity and resourcefulness and do some of the arrangements on your own. Even if you don’t have a lot of budget to spend on your wedding day, it is still possible for you to have the wedding of your dream.

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Put Your Best Smile Forward with Teeth Whitening Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:15:12 +0000

Brightening your smile during your lunch hour may seem like a modern miracle, but the human race has recognized the importance and benefits of a beautiful smile since time began. The first recorded methods of teeth whitening occurred over 4,000 years ago as Egyptians used a paste of ground pumice and vinegar. Later, ancient Romans recycled their urine to whiten their teeth. And during the 17th century, people not only used barbers for their hair but also for tooth filing and acid bleaching. Fortunately, your New Your City cosmetic dentist has safer and saner solutions for freshening your best asset. But just why should you consider going in for professional teeth whitening?

A Brighter Smile Can Make You Happier

The act of smiling and laughing can drastically improve moods. Purposeful or habitual smiling changes brain chemistry. It’s a huge natural, and free, boost for those suffering from anxiety or depression. And since body language has psychological power as well, there’s a lot to be said for faking it until you make it. It must be done right, however. A Duchenne smile uses all the muscles in your face to force those laugh lines and create the effect. A whiter smile can help ensure that smile is genuine.

There’s No Such Thing as a First Impression Do Over

Almost all Americans (99.7%) believe smiling is an important asset. In fact, over 60% insist a smile is the first thing they notice on another person. You might not be officially on the market or even ready to consider dating. Perhaps you’re not looking to improve your job status or climb the corporate ladder. But those who smile openly and often are initially considered happier, healthier, more attractive, and more successful. So even if you’re not ready for the boost yet, practice smiling anyway because you might one day need it.

Smiling Can Improve Your Love Life

Smiling goes beyond just making others take a second or longer glance in your general direction. In fact, 96% of adults feel a man or woman with an attractive smile is more appealing in romantic situations. And if you want a second date with someone special, don’t hide those pearly whites for long. But if you have discolored, yellow, or stained teeth, be sure to get them whitened before the big date as dull teeth is a major deal breaker.

A Great Smile Can Improve Your Professional Life

Almost 75% of adults think an unattractive smile can be a deterrent to professional success. When people in the workplace–employees and employers– were asked about the first thing they noticed in a colleague’s smile, their answers were:

  • Missing teeth
  • Straightness of teeth
  • Color, cleanliness, and whiteness of teeth
  • How genuine the smile was
  • Sparkle in the smile

Employees who smile readily and genuinely tend to seem more trustworthy, hardworking, and loyal. So, if your future success is on the line, brighten it up and let it work for you.

Smiling May Help You Live Longer

Baseball cards of all things led researchers at Wayne State University to a startling discovery. By using the sports cards of Major League players in 1952, they compared the lifespans of players who smiled versus players who didn’t. A year or two may not have made heads turn, but the results were pretty impressive. It turned out that the players who refused to smile in pictures lived an average of 72.9 years. Those with beaming smiles, however, lived an average of 79.9 years. Your New York City cosmetic dentist can help you professionally whiten those teeth and improve your life one smile at a time.

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How to Keep Your Hair Gorgeous During Summer Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:56:17 +0000
Hair care for summer is about keeping the hair hydrated, evading prolonged contact with the sun, and avoiding using too much hair styling products. Many people are not aware that the summer needs its own care routine, one that’s fairly different from how you’d take care of your hair throughout the winter.

Protect your Hair

It’s very important that you make use of best protection when you go out of the sun. If your hair is long, the best you can do with it is to keep it covered, or tying your hair in buns, ponytails, or anything you want to in order to evade uncovering your hair totally from the sun. You can also protect your hair from the sun by wearing some hat or cap.

Keep the Hair Hydrated

One of the best advices you can follow in taking good care of the hair is by drinking a lot of glasses of water. Drinking water is the way to go, so every time you can, get a glass or water to drink. Do not restrict yourself to only drinking 7 or 8 glasses per day as what commonly suggested. You can drink as much as water as you can – more water inside your body can do wonders, mainly during the summer seasons.

Other Hair Care Tips For Summer

Don’t forget to wear a cap when you’re going to the water to swim. Don’t forget to wash your hair after you have taken a swim. As much as possible, don’t get your hair heated by the flatirons or curling irons as it could cause a permanent harm to the hair.

Summer hair care basically includes protecting the hair from the harsh sun, and keeping it moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. Use these tips above and you’ll have stunning, beautiful hair that’ll make everyone jealous.

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