• June 10, 2018 /  Women & Lifestyle
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    Pros and Cons of a Healthy Lifestyle
    by David Junno Psy.D.

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    Deciding to change your lifestyle.
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    Once we recognized we have a problem, the temptation is to want
    to make a change immediately. This, however, is rarely a good
    idea. The reason is that for our attempts to be successful we
    need to be absolutely sure we are willing to make the changes
    necessary.

    For example, if we discover that we have high cholesterol, we
    might want to immediately start dieting and doing more exercise.
    However, this can lead to problems. If we have not made a firm
    decision to make the necessary changes, then when we encounter
    obstacles, (which there will be many of), we will not have the
    commitment to overcome them. We then might define our inability
    to overcome the obstacles as a failure on our part. This is
    likely to lead to the belief that we cannot make the necessary
    changes, and we give up trying.

    To avoid this problem we need to focus on making a decision to
    change, rather than just reacting to bad news. One of the best
    ways to do this is to focus on the pros and cons of making
    changes.

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    The Pros and Cons of Changing
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    Take a piece of paper and write on the top what you want to
    change, for example: exercising more, or eating less saturated
    fat. Then make two columns on the paper and title one of them,
    pros and the other one, cons. Under pros, write down all the
    good reasons for making your change. For example under exercise
    you might say, get into better shape, or have more stamina.
    Under eating less saturated fat, you might write: lose weight.

    Under the Cons, write all the reasons for not making these
    changes. For example under exercise you might say, “I don’t
    feel I have the time”, or “I don’t like exercising”. Or for
    eating less saturated fat you might say, “I would have to
    give up my favorite foods”, or “It will require a lot of
    changes in my meal preparation”. According to Prochaska,
    Norcross and DiClemete in their book, “Changing for Good”,
    for a change to be successful the pros have to outweigh the
    cons.

    Are your pros more than your cons? If so, go ahead and start
    preparing to change. If your pros are not more than your
    cons, do not despair. This just means you need to focus your
    efforts on looking for more of the pros, and coming up with
    responses to the cons that will decrease their influence on
    you. Being aware of the cons of making a change is very
    important, as they tell you what you need to prepare for.
    Being prepared for the obstacles before you encounter them
    will improve your chances of success.

    David Junno Psy.D. is a personal coach and author of:
    Lower High Cholesterol, Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease-
    READY OR NOT! an e-book program for living a healthier
    lifestyle. You can e-mail him at: djunno@… or
    visit his website:

  • June 9, 2018 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    Women love cosmetics, it’s just a normal thing for them. Now if you’re a woman, and you don’t agree with it, then you’re one of the minorities. Women, in general, love to put on makeup, or even just powder and lipstick on themselves. We women even use bathroom breaks just so we could retouch our faces and be sure that we look fresh even at the end of the day. Wouldn’t it be great if we have the perfect bag to store our vanity stuff in? Where we can carry around with us conveniently when we’re traveling?

    Cosmetic bags are such useful little things, and they are available in different styles too. They can range from practical and simple, like something to bring to the gym when we’re working out, to absolutely chic, like when going to parties or some formal event. It also comes in different materials such as velour, silk, leather, and faux suede. It can be a hanging toiletry bag or a clutch, either way, an elegant cosmetic case is a perfect companion for any lady who loves to take care of herself, and who wants to look good all the time. Monogrammed cosmetic bags are great as gifts too. You’ll be sure that the woman you give it to will use it and appreciate it, especially if they have their names on it.

    There are lots of kinds out in the market today for you to choose from. If you want the hanging variety, there’s the Hanging Cosmetic Bag, which conveniently hangs from any hook, doorknob, or shower rod, and is perfect to bring for travels. If you want a bag that is machine-washable, personalized cosmetic cases that are made of cloth are perfect for holding your lotions and scented soaps, and are large enough for all the other necessities you need to help you unwind when you’re away from home. You can also get a bag that is the perfect size to hold all the essentials and has the style of a chic handbag that is fashionable and easy to carry.

    The best cosmetic bags have designated areas for different products and a protective case as well. Consider organizing your stuff and makeup in one container so that you won’t have to prowl around your bag unnecessarily if you want to reapply your lipstick or powder. Indulge your feminine side and get a cosmetic bag now!

  • June 8, 2018 /  Healthy & Therapy
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    If you have a child who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, finding the best possible way to treat them can be difficult. Many parents find themselves in a position where they cannot afford to hire special therapists and doctors, and many insurance companies do not pay for treatments for autism. To make the situation worse, many schools do not offer special therapy or classes, instead forcing autistic children into normal classrooms or into the special education classes, where they will not receive the same level of education as their peers. The good news is that there is a better solution.

    ABA therapy has long been recognized as the most effective treatment for autism, and there is significant evidence that it can help to reduce symptoms and help many children learn to live a life much more similar to their peers. For parents who cannot afford specialty treatment, is it worthwhile to provide the therapy at home? Absolutely. ABA training courses are available through DVDs, and they can be amazingly effective. These programs include everything needed to provide your child with ABA therapy as well as the training that parents need to offer it properly.

    Offering your child ABA therapy at any age can be very effective, and when offered at a very early age, it offers your child the best chance to be able to interact with their peers. Many children who undergo intensive ABA therapy starting near the time of initial diagnosis often make significant enough improvement that they are able to enter into a standard classroom and perform on par with their peers. These children are incredibly bright, and ABA therapy helps to unlock the potential that they hold within themselves. That is why it is such an essential part of autism treatment.

    ABA therapy also offers long term benefits that simply cannot be ignored. Kids with autism spectrum disorder who receive ABA are often able to carry on incredibly successful and normal lives, with functional and healthy relationships and great careers. Many people experience a significant enough reduction in symptoms that most people will never guess that they suffer from autism spectrum disorder. As parents, we want to give the very best to our children. ABA therapy is the best way for parents of autistic children to do this. With such an excellent solution available, parents finally have a way to provide a better education even if insurance and finances wont provide the funding needed to hire a professional.

  • June 8, 2018 /  Healthy & Therapy
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    Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory neurological disease that can generate a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. Multiple sclerosis involves the deterioration of myelin, a substance that surrounds the bodys nervous cells. Myelin has a very important role in the transmission of nervous impulses, and if this substance is affected, the entire activity of the nervous system is seriously compromised. Although the actual causes of multiple sclerosis remain unknown, there are several hypotheses that present genetic abnormalities as the main factors responsible for causing the disease. Medical scientists believe that multiple sclerosis occurs on the background of inherited genetic predispositions, and environmental factors are suspected to be triggers of the disease. Some hypotheses also introduce viral infections in this scenario, although infections with viruses dont seem to contribute to the development of the disease.

    Multiple sclerosis can affect the body on different levels. The majority of people with multiple sclerosis suffer from dysfunctions of the muscular system, while others also develop neuropsychological dysfunctions. Multiple sclerosis usually generates a wide range of symptoms: body weakness, pronounced fatigue, muscle numbness, poorly coordinated moves, poor balance. People affected by multiple sclerosis can in time experience decreased visual acuity, mental states of confusion and even short-term memory loss. People with multiple sclerosis can also suffer from depression, which is common in more than 80 percent of patients with the disease.

    Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, most medical treatments can alleviate the symptoms generated by the disease, also preventing their recurrence. However, the majority of medications prescribed in long-term multiple sclerosis treatments (beta interferon, corticosteroids) can generate many side-effects, causing additional damage to the body. Hence, it is best to avoid following long-term treatments with potentially-harmful drugs. In many cases, multiple sclerosis therapies can ameliorate physical symptoms just as well, without using any drugs. Considering the fact that most symptoms generated by the disease are linked to the musculoskeletal system, the majority of multiple sclerosis therapies are focused on improving muscular mobility and tonus through physical exercise. Multiple sclerosis therapy through exercise can help patients regain their strength, coordination and balance, alleviating muscular pain, numbness and stiffness.

    The majority of multiple sclerosis therapies involve recuperative physical exercises and medical gymnastics. Other forms of multiple sclerosis therapies include recreational physical activities, such as swimming, jogging or the practice of different sports. Most people who have followed such multiple sclerosis therapies have experienced an amelioration of their physical symptoms and have improved their overall health condition. Although medical treatments are required for most patients, people who follow multiple sclerosis therapy need smaller doses of medications. Combined with an appropriate diet and a healthy lifestyle, multiple sclerosis therapy through exercise can be very benefic.

  • June 6, 2018 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    Shi Xinning was born on 1969 in Liaoning Province, China. Trained in China, Shi Xinnings paintings are influenced by both social realism and European styles. Using the authoritative qualities of both, Shi embarks on history painting with a twist. Taking his imagery from iconic press photos, Shis canvases faithfully represent the world as we know it, the Yalta Conference in familiar 40s sepia tone, the Queen Mum in carriage emblazoned in newspaper black and white. Its only on second glance that Shis alterations become evident. Nestled between Churchill and FDR and conversing happily with royalty, Mao takes his place amongst the great leaders of the 20th century.
    In China-fying history, Shi investigates dynamics of both the wests Eurocentric, and Chinas isolationist past world views. Humorously illustrating the Chairmans import and omnipresence in 20th c Chinese society Shis insertion of Mao into the fabric of western collective conscience seems entirely plausible. Infusing the totems of propaganda currency with a sense of normality and humility, Shi re-authors the most cherished moments of collective memory with a Forrest Gump effect, creating a specious mythology based in Hollywood schmaltz and unabashed optimism.

    Selected Exhibitions:

    2005
    The Road Map of Painting, Beijing, China
    The Other Shore of This Shore, Pingyao, China
    Mahjong, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
    China Contemporary Painting, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Bologna, Italy

    2004
    Landscapes, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
    New Perspectives in Chinese Painting, Marella Art Gallery, Milan, Italy
    Chinas Photographic Painting, China Art Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China

    2003
    Moyemode, Moyemobude, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
    China Art Now, Marella Art Gallery, Milan, Italy

    2002
    Contemporary Art Exhibition, Deduct Fabricate Copy, Beijing, China

    2001
    Fake Reality, Beijing, China

    1999
    Contemporary Art Show “Out-of-control”, Beijing, China

    1998
    Contemporary Art Exhibition, “In the City- Individuality”, Beijing, China

    Conclusions:
    Shi Xinning had already established his own style and the impact of the work had won him a strong reputation in Chinese art circles.

    What to Do Next…
    If you want any information about Shi Xinning or looking for his paintings please visit us on

  • June 6, 2018 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    Bellamora skin care products produce a smooth healthy complexion. They utilize the transdermal effect to supply the cleansers, moisturizers, toners, etc several layers deep into the skin immediately. This allows the products to produce visible results in minutes instead of weeks and months like the majority of other products. Other products are applied directly on the skin where they just sit on the surface. That’s the reason there is no visible effect for weeks and even months.

    The Bellamora products are combined with another patented product which results in the delivery deep into the skin immediately after application. You will be amazed and very excited at how much quicker you start seeing results.

    The Bellamora International Group is the company producing these awesome and revolutionary products. They very recently introduced the first five products that use this patented technology, but promise many more products to come. If looking and feeling younger is of interest to you, then check out the following five Bellamora skin care products:

    Advanced Skin Renewal Exfoliant – Produces skin-smoothing results, equivalent to a professional microdermabrasion session. This non-abrasive formula delivers a smooth, fresh, healthy complexion.

    Collagen Cellular Repair Cream – Optimize your beauty sleep. This ultra-hydrating blend of vitamins helps support collagen and repairs skin to restore your appearance. Wake up to noticably soft, youthful-looking skin.

    Multi Vitamin Moisturizer – Decrease the appearance of fine lines for younger looking skin with this oil-free lotion. It’s formulated with antioxidants that help guard against free radicals, which induce the skin to age. Our advanced ingredients help accelerate the skin’s renewal process for immediate results.

    Purifying Refreshing Toner – Antioxidant-rich mist regenerates skin tone and firmness to deliver younger-looking skin. This toner is effective in targeting discolorization, leaving skin with a luminous and even tone.

    Gentle Clarifying Cleanser – Utilize this product to rinse away the signs of impurities and environmental aging. Freshen and visibly hydrate skin with this moisture-enriched facial cleanser. This cleanser helps keep skin looking more youthful and revitalized, while imparting a fresh, cooling sensation.

    Tens of thousands of people have received free product samples. That shows the confidence that Bellamora has in their products. And of course, people who have tried the samples can’t wait to place their first order for these Bellamora skin care products. They are extremely excited about getting rid of wrinkles and discolorization, moisturizing their skin, regenerating skin tone and firmness, having silky smooth skin, and looking much younger again.

  • June 6, 2018 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    As summer in Greece slowly comes to an end, the wonders of the autumn months unfold. Beautiful at any time of the year, Thessaloniki’s beauty is never more apparent than in autumn as the city’s glory and beauty come to the fore once again.

    As the summer months slowly come to an end, leaving sweet memories of carefree vacations by the beach a distant memory, the beauty that is autumn in Greece, slowly unfolds. Considered by many as the most beautiful city in Greece, Thessaloniki is no exception. As the soft breeze of the sea caresses this beautiful city, it is once again in the spotlight with events such as Helexpo at the beginning of September. Attending this great event can only go hand in hand with seeing the rest of the city during this glorious time of year. With its prestigious location in the centre of the city, Daios Luxury Living offers luxury accommodation in Thessaloniki for discerning travelers. Acknowledged as a top luxury hotel in Thessaloniki, this business hotel in Thessaloniki is located a mere 12 km from Thessaloniki International airport and is a breath away from the city’s landmark – the White Tower. Suffice it say that business needs are also met due to the hotel’s proximity to the Helexpo Exhibition Center and Thessaloniki’s port. Thessaloniki’s cultural and entertainment hub, Aristotelous Square and the premier shopping areas of Koromila, Mitropoleos and Tsimiski streets are all just a short walk from the hotel. The most convenient place to stay in Thessaloniki whether visiting the city for business or pleasure, Daios Luxury Living lives up to its name in full. Based around the concept of a boutique hotel, Daios Luxury Living submerges its guests in a world where every detail has been carefully thought out. With eight accommodation types ranging from the Comfort Room all the way through to the Daios Luxury Living Suite, the property’s rooms and suites make for some of the most exclusive hotel accommodation in the city itself and cater towards satisfying all the diverse needs of its guests . Always mirroring the ethereal light of the sea, the accommodations are artfully attuned with their environment and offer a stay filled with light, refinement and absolute luxury. For guests who want to prolong their stay, the Daios Luxury Living Never Ending Luxury Weekend Pampering Package means that guests can stay through to Monday morning and enjoy the luxurious accommodations whilst experiencing Thessaloniki to the full.

    Daios Luxury Living 59, Nikis Avenue 546 22 Thessaloniki, Greece

  • June 6, 2018 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    When you have a smile that you are proud of, it can make all the difference in your life. However, there are many people who have smiles that cause them embarrassment and can cause them to feel awkward in social settings. This does not have to be the case if they are able to find a Cosmetic Dentist in Suffolk County they are comfortable with. The right dental professional can help them get the smile they have always wanted.

    There are many methods that a Cosmetic Dentist in Suffolk County can use to make your smile look its best. For example, if you are suffering from dingy and yellowed teeth they can provide methods to help whiten your teeth. Also, if you are missing teeth they will be able to provide a way for those teeth to be replaced. Furthermore, if you have a smile that includes teeth that are crooked there is help for you as well. Whatever issues you have with your teeth, the right cosmetic dental professional will be able to offer a treatment plan that can get you a great looking smile.

    In order to have a smile that is bright and good looking, you need to take the time to find a dentist that you are comfortable with. One way you can do that is to talk to those in your social circle and ask if they have any suggestions. This will usually produce several results and is a good starting point. Another option you have is to contact a dental referral company for a list of cosmetic dentists in your area. They will also be able to provide you with information about their training and specialties.

    Finally, you can always take the time to check online. Checking online will produce several results and will be able to give you background information along with what other clients thought of the services they have received. Whichever method you choose in finding a cosmetic dentistry professional, you will be sure to find one you are comfortable with and who can offer treatment plans that can give you a wonderful smile in no time.

    If you are looking for cosmetic dentist for your entire family, visit Steven R. Feigelson DDS PC. Their experienced dentists provide top quality cosmetic dentistry in the area.

  • June 5, 2018 /  Women & Lifestyle
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    Imagine the ability to pick up women by just sending a few texts which is exactly what this new system is promising to do. The magnetic Messaging system has been engineered by the top pickup artist, which shows you exactly how they had success in meeting some of the most beautiful women on this planet. They know that if you can raise any type of emotion with women, than it would be a lot easier for you to build attraction between you too. For all those skeptics, Ive actually taken a quick look into this program and found it to be very unique and provide information which people dont exactly think about when encountering a women. The best thing is that this system will work in any setting, it being a bar, gym, office and even the grocery store.

    The system is built on the premise of the key lock sequence which operates as a 3 step system and shows you exactly what you need to do to build your attraction within the opposite sex. It also works as your personal guide providing you with examples, a lesson plan and even a damage control plan just in case things do not go as planned.

    Another great thing about this system does is change the way you view almost all situations. It shows you that attraction is not black and white and a womens opinion of you can change within seconds, minutes and even hours. This system will even work on a woman that you have not spoken to in several months or years. Its a system that has been shown to generate all types of emotions which will at least having her text you back trying to find out more about the text message that you have just sent her. Remember, its all about creating emotion and curiosity.

    Overall, I found the system very unique and exciting since I wanted to know how much this system will help me accomplish and in what period of time. If you are having problems picking up women and creating that initial attraction than this program is definitely right for you. It is very easy to follow and provides you with a ton of information.

    Remember, its not your ability to keep sending her text, but your ability to gain her attention to a point that all she thinks about is you and spending time with you.

  • June 5, 2018 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    The very first question most people have when exploring the realm of anti-aging skin care is, What skin rejuvenation products have been proven to be effective?

    Accurate information regarding the multitude of anti-aging treatments flooding the marketplace is the best way to make informed decisions for developing your own skin rejuvenation regime which incorporates the anti-aging skin care techniques, strategies and treatments that best address your personal aging skin issues.

    The basics of effective skin rejuvenation begin with the facts on anti-aging skin care treatments. There are several active ingredients that have been clinically proven to be effective skin rejuvenators. One of the most effective treatments is vitamin A derivatives such a retinol or retinyl palmitate.

    Retin A or Renova vitamin A treatments are the strongest although the most irritating treatments of the vitamin A options and are only available by prescription. If your skin needs major rejuvenation attention, ask your Doctor if you are a candidate for the prescription vitamin A treatment of Retin A or Renova.

    If not, including one of the other retinol alternatives in your skin care routine is an excellent strategy. The concentration of over-the-counter retinol products can range up to 1%. The basic rule of thumb is, the higher the concentration, the stronger the treatment. Be forewarned though, read the directions carefully because the stronger retinol products can be quite irritating to the skin. Starting slow and gradually working your way up to higher concentrations will allow your skin to adjust to the treatments better. The vitamin A derivative, Retinyl Palmitate, is the less irritating of the Vitamin A options and is considered to have quite effective rejuvenating qualities.

    The next most beneficial anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment is a chemical exfoliant such as an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) or beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) product. The most popular of these acids is an AHA glycolic acid. Glycolic acid should be use in concentrations of 8% to 15% depending on your skins sensitivity. Start out with a lower concentration and gradually move up to a 10% then 15% concentration depending on your skins tolerance in order to avoid irritation.

    The last consideration is including an antioxidant to contain the skin damaging free radicals as well as to encourage overall skin repair. Products containing Vitamin C Ester, Spin Trap, or CoQ10 are all good options to explore. Then, of course, there are other viable anti-aging treatments which can be incorporated into your regime depending on your particular skin rejuvenation needs which include DMAE, Kinerase or Kinetin, and GHK Copper Peptides.

    Finally, the most critical and essential aspect to any successful skin rejuvenation regime is sunscreen, at least once a day, each and every day!