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expat_having_a_baby_ukBeing a mother is truly a completely exquisite and intriguing joy. A child is everything to a mother. She tries not to compromise even a bit for healthy and sensible upbringing of the child. Therefore, there are certain facts that need to be scrutinized properly before indulging into such a lawful and responsible journey. A woman experiences multiple challenges as soon as her pregnancy starts or there may be the case when she needs to plan even before that. From the very thought of conceiving till the actual conceived stage and during the whole nine months of pregnancy, life undergoes multiple hazards be it family, physical abilities, financial constraints, locality and many more. To overcome maximum hurdles, obstructing your loving and joyful would-be motherly journey, you must be well aware of the do’s and don’ts. The healthier you would feel while planning for the baby, the more likely you are going to have a sound and healthy baby. Unfortunately, no justified methods can be ascertained for acquiring a healthy child but there are quality chances to have the best outcome. Planning before pregnancy may be of great help like,

  • Easy conceiving
  • Sound and energetic pregnancy period
  • Deteriorated complications
  • Recovery after birth becomes easy and smooth
  • Minimizes any future risks in child’s health

This ensures you of the best possible and responsible care of baby as well as yourself. Your body changes, baby grows, the hormones surge, and you head forward for a ride, this is all what happens during pregnancy. A miracle within you unfolds. Therefore, for experiencing such wonderful stage of life the essential requirements have to be fulfilled. Few key points mentioned underneath are:

  • Body Awareness - Whether your body requires any medical treatment, your breasts and other reproductive organs are healthy and suitable for conceiving, your rate of metabolism, status of fertility and many other factors are the few considerable points before heading for any pregnancy. The more you are well informed about your body’s health; the greater would be your understanding of pregnancy processes. A consultation with pre-pregnancy care provider should be taken and if required vaccination for keeping your body fit, is advisable.
  • Avoid drugs, tobacco, and alcoholPhysical health before conceiving affects the health of the coming baby. Studies have shown that intake of illegal or anti-healthy substances can result in premature delivery, miscarriage, or ill health to the future baby. However, it is advisable to stop drinking and consuming tobacco, drugs, or alcohol if any pregnancy planning is under process. Fetal exposure to those elements can cause defects in baby’s body, lead to mental retardations, or leave you with low-birth-weight of your baby. If the partner is also inflicted with such habits then he should also avoid the same to secure a healthy life to the baby.
  • Stress and emotionsWorrying is the first step to stressful and anxious pregnancy. Worrying about pros and cons of conceiving, effect on the present living relationships, and other steps in order to bring home healthy and sound pregnancy are some of the causes for greater anxiety and stress. Excess of them can increase blood pressure, cause depression to immune system, or your hormonal functions can get-altered thereby preventing you and your spouse from enjoying moments of pleasure. Exercising, meditating, adequate sleep and journaling are the remedial measures to overcome stress.
  • Following fitness and exercise programs - Exercises and fitness programs are routine and systematic form of physical activity. They boost up energy; build up stamina that might require tolerating labor pains, give endurance, and strength throughout, both after and before pregnancy. Moreover, they relieve you from any depression, anxiety, and stress and help to maintain a good weight. Walking barefoot on the green grass, cycling, doing yoga or stretching can assure you of healthy pregnancy planning.
  • Proper dental care- Dental care is one of the priorities for pregnancy planning. Gum diseases like gingivitis or other infections are more susceptible during pregnancy and result in disqualified maternal nutrition. You can suffer pain, swelling, and discomfort while eating. Taking proper care or seeking timely checkup can reduce pregnancy complications to house in.
  • Consider insurance and finance matter- Financial planning and execution is a practical idea before having a child. Accessing your expenses, examining your income, preparing for a will and updating beneficiaries, buying insurance plan, clear off any large debts on credit card, etc can be a few accounting steps to secure baby’s future.
  • Take notice of environmental hazardsWorking women are more prone to the risks of environmental dangers. Some jobs like that of working near to or within the effects of radiations or chemicals can be hazardous to the unborn kid. Shifting would be a better option. Pesticides, solvents, detergents and lead in water can similarly ruin the health of developing baby and hence you need to be cautious and avoid them.

Keeping all the above matters into consideration, you can be rest assured of a lovely baby with good health and desirable features. Get a safe, great looking and comfortable playard to provide best quality and security to your child after he or she steps-in to your real world. Your baby’s safety is your utmost priority and his/her smile is your luxury.

On a hot summer’s day there is nothing better than to be able to cool down with beautifully flavored cold ice cream, but if you have a family of four kids and you and your partner want one as well it can get quite expensive. It can get doubly expensive when everybody wants another one.

The answer is to buy your own ice cream maker. They are not expensive to buy and if you get a good one it will pay for itself very quickly, after which you only ever have the cost of the raw materials. What’s more, you can have great fun playing around with different flavorings. I’ve been looking at some of the models on the market and found one that I think is really good, so here is my Cuisinart ICE-30BC review.

Pure Indulgence

The Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence is not a big machine, measuring only 11¼ inches high x 8” x 8¼”, so will not take up a lot of space on your counter. Nonetheless it will make as much as two quarts of ice cream, sorbet or frozen yoghurt in 25 to 35 minutes.

The machine base is made of brushed stainless steel, so looks very nice. It also has rubber feet which means that it will not slip around on the counter when it is working, and the cord pushes into the base of the machine when not in use, which keeps everything tidy. It has a heavy duty motor which is powerful enough to mix ice cream, yoghurt, sorbet, frozen drinks and sherbet.

The freezer bowl features a double insulated wall with cooling liquid contained inside it and ensures that the contents stay cool and are quickly and evenly frozen. The mixing arm mixes and aerates the ingredients.

There is an ingredients spout through which you pour the basic ingredients once the machine is set up and you can also add extras such as nuts, fruit, or chocolate chips. There is also a clear easy-lock lid so that you can keep an eye on the contents as the process continues.

Simple To Use

Using the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence is really extremely simple. First, the mixing bowl needs to be frozen, so has to be placed in the freezer. Depending on how cold your freezer is this will take between six and 22 hours. Most users keep the freezer bowl in the freezer permanently, so that it is always ready for use. In order to check whether the freezer bowl is ready, simply shake it. If you cannot hear any liquid moving about then it is frozen and ready to go.

Now place the freezer bowl into the machine and place the mixing arm into the bowl with the circle side up. Note that you must use the machine immediately, because the freezer bowl will start to defrost as soon as it is taken out of the freezer. Pop the lid on to the base; the easy-lock system means that it will lock on in several different positions.

Switch On

Now turn the machine on by turning the on/off switch to the ON position and the freezer bowl will begin to turn. Immediately pour the ingredients into the bowl via the ingredients spout; However, nuts, chocolate chips, and so on, should not be added until the mixture is beginning to get firmer – about five minutes before the end.

Don’t fill the freezer bowl to more than inch from the top as the ingredients increase in volume as the mixer paddle aerates them.

Frozen drinks and desserts will be done in 25 to 35 minutes, depending partly on the recipe, but also on the volume of mixture that you are making. The ice cream is ready when it reaches a soft serve consistency. However, if you prefer it firmer, simply remove the freezer bowl from the machine and place it back in the freezer.

That is really all there is to it; it couldn’t be much simpler.

Not Dishwasher Safe

One thing to note is that the parts are not rated as dishwasher safe, so you need to wash them by hand. Furthermore, the top is acrylic, so will scratch if you use anything abrasive to clean it. The motor is also a little noisy when running, but perhaps not as noisy as a blender.

When you have finished washing the bowl it is best to place it in a plastic bag before putting it back into the freezer in order to avoid freezer burn. Of course, another slight disadvantage – depending on your point of view – is that it does take up some space in the freezer, meaning less room for other foods. You can always store it elsewhere in the kitchen, but you then need to find some space in the freezer for it anyway in order to chill it; this also means that you need to plan your ice cream making a day or so ahead.

Smaller Model

Cuisinart also make a smaller machine, the ICE 21, but even if you only have a small family it is always best to get the bigger one if you can afford it, since you never know when visitors will drop by unexpectedly. With a capacity of two quarts the bigger ICE 30BC will provide enough ice cream, yoghurt or sorbet for a group of several people at a barbecue. The machine also comes with a recipe book from Cuisinart which one user described as really very good indeed, since she usually found that manufacturer’s recipes were not very good.

Of course, another advantage of the Pure Indulgence is that you can play around with recipes of your own. You can even add alcoholic drinks and have, say, whiskey, gin, or brandy flavored ice cream! You can’t buy that in the supermarket!

Pros And Cons

Pros of the Cuisinart ICE 30BC Pure indulgence ice cream maker:

  • Good looking machine.
  • Rubber feet, so it won’t slip about the counter when in use.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Makes up to two quarts.
  • Makes ice cream very quickly.
  • Also makes yoghurt, sorbet, sherbet and frozen drinks.
  • Takes up very little space on the counter.
  • Cord stores in the base of the machine.

Cons:

  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • Motor is a little noisy.

Conclusion:

The Cuisinart ICE 30BC Pure Indulgence ice cream maker is a great machine that makes ice cream very quickly. You can add your own flavorings and experiment with different ingredients. After the initial cost of purchase, if you have a family that is keen on ice cream you will save a lot of money. It is definitely a worthwhile investment.

 

Some people are of the opinion that maintaining relationships can be tough and tasking. It has been noticed that there are some who enjoy good relationship, where other person tends to fit their life very neat as puzzle piece. They hardly notice any kind of argument or debate with one another and spend their time in a blissful manner. However, at one point of time they realize that their relationship is simply not working. In the end, either of them gets bored and do not find any passion or spark. There are also people who get into relationship and end up in regular fights after some point of time. It could be that both did not agree to one another, or saw eye to eye. Even they did not have similar humor sense or understood what was wrong or right. They constantly were at one another’s throat, trying to tear the relationship apart.

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Why being in love is so much work?

There have been instances when celebrities in public have stated that their marriage was more of a hard work, however, worth it regularly. Relationships for many could prove to be hard work. Sometimes they compromise, but other times, would want to have the other person slapped. This could be quite unnatural. If they were told by the society that the person had to live with his best friend in a single bedroom forever, then the question that might arise, ‘is the friend liked that much?’ it can really be a breeding ground for argument.

Some people are of the opinion that fighting sometime is good, especially with someone. It does mean that the individual is communicating. It also means that the person is working constantly on the relationship, trying to work out with the problems. However, fighting all the time can be really tiring and the very thought of having to rebuild the relationship once again can sound to be a real damper.

Things to consider

There are several questions that are commonly put up by the average individual.

  • How hard should the individual be working at the relationship?
  • Should he feel stressed and tired all the time?
  • Is it necessary for the person to constantly make concessions and worrying?
  • Does the relationship have to be plenty of work?
  • If so, then what should be the correct amount of work?

The risk involved is that when there is completely no work, it can mean that other person has no ‘value’ for the individual. The person can be asked like how many TV shows or movies that they had spent together without any heated argument. It is actually this struggle, which does bring both much closer to one another. It is depicted as overcoming adversity and to be communicating, which makes relationship quite deeper, long lasting and stronger. It is proven that people in long term marriages and relationship are drawn closer after only going through everything.

Balancing life

However, on flip side, relationship should also be filled with fun. The person is to feel happiness and maddening joy around the person that he his selecting to become his life partner. There are plenty of things to be done when together and to have immense fun and enjoyment. Life has to be balanced in a manner so that the person does not have to work anymore on something, which might make him miserable often than it makes him happy. It is necessary to measure the cons and pros and to decide if it is really worth to dedicate plenty of time to this relationship. Obviously, no one would like to be with a person, who would create fun out of him or make him awful or small. If the person is crying more than being stressed out or smiling, then it could be that he might have unfixable issue at hand. At the same time, the individual also could require someone to challenge him and to make him think, and to fight for their own opinions. No one would like to be a dead fish. However, this does not mean that both have to be wasting ample time just arguing, where it will go nowhere.

In case, the individual really views a future with the partner, then it becomes essential to respect the other person’s opinions and differences. Also, it would be important to be willing for talking them out, so that everyone does feel okay and good and the entire atmosphere becomes cozy and warm.

Are you stressed out? Are you looking for ways to manage your stress? People try different ways such as meditation, relaxation and other things for getting relief from stress. Have you ever tried out Yoga for getting relieved from stress? Yoga is a great stress buster. It will not only help your body in getting fit but will also help you in great deal by dealing with tensions.

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How does Yoga help?

  • With Yoga, you would be able to deal with the day to day situations and tensions in life. It deals with the various breathing techniques which will help you feel lighter and relaxed. When you try out the various postures of Yoga, you would be able to train your mind to move along with your body.
  • When you practice Yoga, you will know how to meditate well, breathe well and all these techniques will help you in dealing with any kind of situation.
  • Under heavy tensions, one’s heart rate will tend to increase. In fact, when you know the correct breathing techniques, it will instantly help you in feeling relaxed and your heart rate will come back to normal.
  • Yoga will also help you in having great relationships with your family members.
  • Your breath will be focused and regulated and when you try to bring the breathing under control, your mind will also follow.

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fitnessgoalsWe all wish we could be fitter and more active. Even though we try to do everything possible, we sometimes fail to lose weight and get back in shape. How many times have you set up fitness goals and have not able to achieve them? Well, if you set goals which are not realistic, we can definitely not achieve them. So, go about setting up goals which are realistic and are easily achievable. Remember that you need to focus on losing weight and should not go about injuring yourself.

 

Tips for setting up goals:

  • You need to determine what will be required for achieving the goal.
  • You need to find out the time period which is available for you for working out. You will not be able to set up goals which will require a longer workout if you don’t have that much time.
  • A good useful tip for you would be that you should not increase the time of exercise and the weight that you are lifting by more than 10% at any point of time.
  • Try to go slow and steady and you would be able to see a vast difference.
  • Do an assessment of goals and find out if you would be able to achieve the goals that you are laying out.

Benefits of setting up realistic goals:

  • If you create goals which are so difficult to achieve, you will get demotivated soon. But, if you set up goals which you can easily achieve, you will remain motivated and feel happy about even the small differences that it makes. In fact, once you start seeing differences, you will be fully energetic and motivated.
  • Setting up goals step by step will help you in assessing the situation and go for achieving the next set of goals.
  • This will not only help you get a good physical shape but will also help you in your mental state.
  • Your confidence level will improve and you will have a feeling of self-assuredness and an increase in self esteem.
  • The smaller goals will be easy to achieve and you would be able to do it in shorter time.

 

Once your goals are established, you need to take all the efforts for achieving them. So, when you set up goals, take note of smaller points and set up achievable goals such as:

  • Completing of shorter distance events like 5K in about 3 to 6 months time. If you want to participate in such events, you really need to have a great fitness level. If you are able to walk for 20 minutes or more at a time and can do work outs for about 4 to 5 times in a week for 20 minutes each, then you would be able to prepare yourself for a 5K event.
  • Don’t commit yourself for visiting the gym on a daily basis. Even if you start by doing 10 minutes of active workout, you would be able to achieve a major difference.

Sometimes, we really are bogged down with so many problems and don’t know what to do. Things go haywire sometimes and we have no clue how to resolve them. Small things become big and get exploded beyond imaginations. And, for overcoming all these things, one needs to start a revolution. A revolution can take place for setting things right, for getting things back in order or for getting a real change. This is a change that is significant and will happen in a very short time period. Given below are some of the steps which you need to take for being in the right step for getting real change.

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  1. Know the goals: Set your goals and follow them with all your dedication. You need to decide and make the decision on your own. The goal that you choose will be the crux for your revolution.
  2. Build the support base: Whatever revolution that you plan to undertake, you need to have a strong support base. This is the most important step and forms the basis for successful revolutions. Once the support is established, your team should focus on the common goal and the share the same principles.
  3. Gain knowledge and educate yourself about all the aspects of revolution: You need to clearly understand the reason for which the fights are happening and how it has to be dealt with. When the goals get identified, most effective means too will get established. And, this revolution will be directed and focused on making things much better.
  4. Most of the times, the revolution happens because people are unhappy and are angry. So, take up the revolution and take the right steps and you would be able to see a real good change. It will be good to be more disciplined.
  5. Your intentions should be popular and should appeal to the masses. Any revolution, which doesn’t appeal to the masses might not get the required following. Once your revolution appeals to the masses, it will get recognized and you will get the followers.
  6. Find people like you who will be ready for the action. People who think like you will definitely support you and you can make a free way communication where everybody will be heard. An unopposed leader should be chosen who would be respected and people will not have a problem in following him or her.
  7. Take the necessary action. This is the critical stage and the revolution will phase out if the action in not taken. So, plan it out and implement it. It could be some kind of protests, boycott, sit-in, strikes or whatever. The leader should motivate the team and work towards the revolution.

Once all these steps are followed, your revolution will definitely be a success. Sometimes, one really needs to come out with revolutions for making oneself heard loud and clear. And, when the person can follow these steps, then he or she can be sure of succeeding in the revolution.

You wish to take up Yoga but are feeling nervous because you don’t know anything much about it. Then, don’t worry about it. Most of the people does not know about the ABC of yoga and thus, start from scratch only. And, on top of you might get worried about what the Yoga instructor might tell you. Don’t be intimidated by the Yoga instructor. He or she is there for guiding you and will want you to achieve the results as quickly as possible.

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Why does the Yoga instructor intimidate you?

  • When you see the Yoga instructor doing those tough poses and complicated postures, you might be wondering if you will ever be able to do that. Well, to tell you the truth, you will definitely not be able to do all that initially. But, with time and practice, you would be able to do most of the poses easily.
  • Some people think that Yoga actually adds up to their stress levels. And, that is because they get stressed because they are not able to do some poses.
  • Some people have emotional and psychological problems other than the physical ones.
  • Also, a lot of people think that they have problems in even touching their toes and how will they be able to do tough poses. With little more flexibility in our bodies, we would be able to do a lot many things.
  • People also think that they will look like stupid if they are not able to do some asanas. Well, everybody in the class has come for learning only and nobody will find you stupid.

You need to realize that the Yoga instructor too would have started from scratch sometime. And, over a period of time, he or she would have mastered these poses. And, when you try out these various poses, you would be focusing on them and feel the stress getting melted off. The change will happen from inside and you will feel that your body is following the course. Even when we go to the gym, we might feel a difference in our body shape but the important problems are not dealt with. The stress, insecurities and the worries that are there will still remain.

When you start doing Yoga, you will start feeling good. Also, once you start with it, your body will get the flexibility and you will be able to do most of the poses. You will get relief from pain and will find inner peace. Do you know that almost all the bodies can do the Yoga? Just enroll yourself in a Yoga class and step on to the mat and start practicing. Do not be intimidated by the Yoga instructor. If he or she is strict with you, it is only for your good. But, if he or she is being too unreasonable, change the Yoga class or teacher. The teacher has to be a little compassionate too and understand your limitations. They can’t push you beyond your limits.

People have always wished to present a gift that is very unique one, especially to their beloved ones which can be cherished for ages and also remind them of the bygone days. Such exceptional gift can perhaps be the wine chocolate basket. Although there are plenty of other gifts present in the market, it is this impressive pairing basket that brings in fun, happiness and satisfaction in both the receiver and the giver of the gift. This basket includes tasty, rich, dark chocolate present of various flavors and are likely to create lasting impression. Also, the rich taste and fruity aroma of the exceptional wine, when combined with dark chocolates would give a tasteful reminder.

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Various combinations

The wine chocolate basket does add plenty of excitement, especially if the chocolate selected is of very high quality. However, in order to derive maximum fun and thrill and to suit the purpose, it is always necessary to select the right wine. Although there are several wines present, but they are not to be mixed with some chocolates. These wines are generally known as dry wines which go perfectly with bread, however, do not combine well with chocolates and hence should be avoided. In regards to dark chocolates, one should opt for the full bodied wines, since they do act as perfect aroma for the chocolates, while the flavors do enhance one another. Moreover, red wines are considered to be exceptional along with dark chocolates.

But white wines are comparative tougher options to be worked with, more specially when placing together in this kind of basket. However, if the individual desires to include white when then it would be better to buy a good one that would pair well with the milk chocolates. In case, creamy chocolates are included in the chocolate basket, then the light bodied wines can be a better alternative, as they do make wonderful pairing along with creamy chocolates.

Basket full of chocolate and wine pairing healthy and delicious fun. They are indeed loved by everyone. But when preparing chocolate and wine basket, it would be wise to select a good pairing just by considering a chocolate flavor that is most favored by the person who would receive the basket. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate when paired with various wines could be placed together for making the receiver to feel special. In case, the individual is planning for the initial time to make this gift, then it would not be wise to experiment with all the wines. This is because, it can be expensive, costly affair and also a complicated option. Therefore, starting  off with dessert wine and to make a great combination along with the right chocolates would be a good idea.

Availing variety of options

Nowadays, one can easily find plenty of websites that are full of information and several of them are also known to offer numerous options to choose from. This is sure to take out the guess work, since the selection can be completely a confusing one and choosing the wrong combination only would send an unpleasant message that would not be liked by either party. Most sites are known to have employed customer care service officers, who would be more than eager to help the person to choose their type of wine and chocolate pairing that is sure to be liked and enjoyed by the receiver. Online shopping has definitely brought in added comfort and purchasing one can be quick, efficient, interesting and a fun filled one.

A romantic treat

The best chocolates and wines when paired together can form to be the right combination that can win the heart of the beloved. This can indeed be an incredible gift that can be presented to that someone special. It also does successfully create a highly romantic atmosphere and makes the evening much more memorable and enticing, something that can be remembered and shared with others. As a matter of fact, nothing speaks romance much better than chocolate and wine. The wine community literally can produce opinions and guidelines in volumes on different wine and food pairings. In fact, there are various endless options available as to what type of food pair best with the different wines. When correctly paired the taste and flavor of both wine and food can be enhanced, balanced and complemented by one another. Even though pairing chocolate and wine together can prove to be quite tricky, finding out the right combination is sure to delight both the giver and the recipient and make the occasion outstanding.

There are times, when the individual becomes very tired both physically and mentally due to increased tension and stress at work, which could be overwhelming. There are different ways for fighting off such emotions, even when such events and actions tend to make them to seem quite justified.

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Effective tips to follow:

With these tips, it is possible for any person to have his body replenished in the right way, so that they can maintain constantly a positive outlook and attitude that is necessary for achieving success in career. With competitions getting stiff and workload more, it becomes a compulsion for the individual to go through the tips and to follow them for a better life.

  • Unwinding at lunch: It is necessary to use the lunch hour for doing much more than just eating. It is regarded to be the perfect time for unwinding and preparing for the latter half of the day. Also, it would be better to avoid munching the sandwich at the desk and plodding through the responsibilities. At least half of the lunch time should be spent strolling around the neighborhood. This can be the right way for fitting in regular exercise that will help the person to look and feel better and also to perform well in the latter half. It also assists the person to enhance his physical and mental strength. Also, it is important to pack balanced, healthy lunch, which would fuel the body in an optimal manner. Tuna on wheat whole bread, light pasta or chicken salad and vegetable dish can be some wonderful options for filling the belly, helping to regulate the blood sugar and to satisfy the palate without actually making it overly full.
  • Reducing coffee intake: Most people are of the opinion that the brew does help them to keep energized all the time. The fact is that it could simply bog the person down. Refilling the cup time and again becomes easy, if someone is present in the office who would ensure that they are fresh. It has been noticed that even after several coffee cups, people do not feel that much energetic. Rather, they feel jittery, shaky and also surprisingly tired. Moreover, heavily sugared creamers could pack the person with plenty of pounds over a period of time if it is being consumed in more numbers. Hence, the individual should treat himself with just a single cup and to have water bottle beside the desk to be hydrated, the entire day.
  • Snacking fruits: Instead of waiting for the lunch time to arrive, it would be a wise idea to have a bag or plate full of fresh cut fruits at the desk. These can be munched throughout the day for gaining the much needed energy that gets lots due to continuous stress and work. Fresh fruits are recommended since they contain vitamins, fiber and also facilitate better digestion. Fresh citrus fruits can make the person to be more alert and to get inspired. Fresh strawberry fragrance can alleviate depression, while eliminating guilt feelings.
  • Closing the eyes: It is a fact that most individuals begin winking out of consciousness at some point of time. They perform mundane responsibilities in zombie like state, being hardly aware of the work that they are performing. Also, their thoughts are unfocused, while their productivity levels wane. As the day draws close, it would be wise to take several minutes to just shut the eyes and to take deep breathe. This will help the individual to get relaxed and hone on the tasks, which really do matter.
  • Avoiding office politics: This is something that every employee should practice. This could be really taxing the brain and also create negative impact at office and spoil the environment. It is wise to draw more focus into the work in hand and to maintain own inner peace.
  • Setting daily objectives: By doing this, the individual can develop an accomplishment sense. Instead of powering through the daily tasks, it would be beneficial to itemize them and to have them crossed off as soon as they are completed. Every achievement would feel like calling for celebration and to retain positive mindset, at a time, when others would be droning on.
  • Eating a sweet: Having a choice of sweet is sure to place a smile on the individual’s face. As a matter of fact, dark chocolate does have plenty of mood enhancing advantages. A small serving would not create any issue for the waistline.

With these 7 tips to replenish your mind and body at work, it is possible for the individual to stay ahead of his competitors at work.

Cosmetics products are always appealing to women. Women make use of almost everything to look pretty and spectacular. However, have you ever considered the ingredients the cosmetic products consist of? It can do more harm than good and no cosmetic counter will ever disclose that. For that beautiful and graceful look, women make use of any cosmetic product and therefore, the natural beauty doesn’t last for a long time. There are about 18 secrets which are disclosed below about the cosmetic products and it will help you to make a wise choice, the next time you think of using cosmetics.

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Some terrifying truths:

  • As per the Environmental Working Group of 89, there are about 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products like, concealer, foundation, moisturizer, skin primer, blush, makeup powders, eyeliners, eyebrow powder, etc. These ingredients are not tested or evaluated for safety by FDA.
  • Most of the cosmetics contain carcinogens, chemicals, toxins, etc. That can result in number of health risks as US Federal Government do not need to perform any health studies or pre market testing on the products.
  • The unhealthiest truth is, about sixty percent of the cosmetics which one puts on the skin is absorbed by the bloodstream.

 

Harmful cosmetics and their side effects:

  • Cosmetic can cause danger to reproductive organs.
  • Ageing is one of the common problems. It’s because of excessive use of cosmetics that damages your skin and make you look older than time.
  • Cancer and other chronic diseases can occur.
  • Nail paints, manicure and pedicure seems to be very hygienic but they actually damage nails.
  • One can face allergies, rashes and sometimes bad skin reactions.

Dangers caused by beauty products:

  • Tanning beds: Those who go for tanning beds, actually raise the risk of melanoma. It is a deadly skin cancer and tanning beds also emits UVA rays that results in brown spots, wrinkles and premature aging. It is also said that tanned skin is dead skin.
  • Sunless tanning lotions: The lotion contains DHA that reacts with the amino acids on the skin surface and it causes a temporary tan. Thus, sunscreen is vital to be used even if one is using sunless tan.
  • Contact lenses: Colored or patterned lenses which are just worn for fashion can cause eye injuries and result in vision loss as well. The reason being, these need to be prescribed by the doctor and proper care is necessary for it. Else, it can be harmful for eyes.
  • Hair dye: Hair dye can cause leukemia or lymphoma and it poses a threat during pregnancy as well. There is no evidence at such, but women are at a slight risk of getting these diseases and therefore during, pregnancy they are just asked to be extra cautious while using these products.

 

Few preservatives:

There is even an ugly side to the beauty products. Things that one thinks that are helping them to look gorgeous and beautiful can in fact ruin their skin in the long run. The ingredients used in the cosmetic products are actually the industrial chemicals that include pesticides, carcinogens, hormone disruptors and reproductive. Many of the products adds plasticizers (to keep the product concrete soft) degreasers (is used to get grime off auto parts) and surfactants (they are used to reduce surface tension in water, like in inks and paints) so one can imagine what does it do to any skin. The chemicals and preservatives found in the cosmetic products can be very harmful. Some of these are.

  • Parabens: It is found in makeup products, moisturizers, cosmetics, etc. The amount of this chemical in cosmetics can cause cancer.
  • Phthalates: It makes the product more pliable and one can find it in food, toys, nail polish, soaps, etc. The exposure to Phthalates during pregnancy can cause abnormal fetal development.

There are many other chemicals as well which can be harmful for the skin and therefore many choose to go for mineral make up. However, mineral makeup also contains irritating filters and preservatives. It also contains allergens which may not suit sensitive skin. It can be used over a sunscreen, but one must choose a strong sunscreen. SPF 30 or higher in a sunscreen is suitable. With a few benefits, cosmetics also bring danger. The list of toxic additives present in most of the cosmetics is huge. It’s like one is applying poison on their skin on daily basis.