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The Beauty of Suffering

No one likes suffering. We try to get rid of any kind of pain and suffering at every turn. An entire industry sprang up around reducing the pain associated with dental and medical procedures. We have pain-free options for delivering babies. Everyone tries to dive into something new and avoid the pain after a heartbreak. It would stand to reason, then, that suffering is universally a bad concept. But what if that’s not true? Why Suffering Even Exists To understand the beauty of suffering, you first need to understand why pain…

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Beauty talk with health and fitness blogger Amy Lee

We caught up with health and fitness blogger Amy Lee to get an insight into how she maintains her glowing skin on-the-go.    ON MORNING BEAUTY ROUTINES I drink one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with warm water every morning (no matter where I am in the world) to detoxify my system and aid digestion. ON TRAVEL BEAUTY ESSENTIALS An eyebrow pencil: it makes all the difference to the structure of your face. I use Bare Minerals brow pencil. A hydrating face mist with lavender can also be a quick…

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Does Gender Play a Role in Beauty Convention?

While there is much debate on the subject, it is clear that beauty is circumventing itself. Neutrality or non-binary gender is playing a huge role in how things are shaping up. The merger of Burberry and Gucci men’s and women’s fashion show in Milan solidified this. Unisex clothing and accessories shared center stage with traditional garb opening the door to a whole new breed of clientele. Men’s and women’s fashions were replaced by gender neutral items in a spectacular show that included many famous transgender models. It created quite the buzz around…

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The 5 Most Effective Beauty Treatments That Don’t Require Surgery

If you’re dissatisfied with your appearance, you’re not alone. Since 2000, plastic surgery procedures in the United States have increased by 110 percent. In 2015, 15.9 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed, But a change to your body doesn’t have to involve significant surgical risk. There are an increasing variety of minimally invasive or surgery-free procedures and beauty treatments available for patients interested in improving their appearance without going under the knife. Procedures ranging from skin treatments to laser resurfacing to injections. Although the effects of minimally invasive procedures typically…

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4 skincare features to look for in your spring beauty products

  Feeling the pressure of spring’s social calendar to look and feel photo-ready? The next time you open your beauty cabinet, check the ingredients list for these four skincare elements for flawless, healthy skin.  1. Home in on natural ingredients   Many skin care products, including cleansers and moisturisers, contain harsh chemicals that could be doing your skin more harm than good. Look for a simple ingredient list containing primarily organic, natural and plant-based extracts.  “It’s common sense that nature’s whole foods are the best choice for optimal health –and…

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4 Less-Invasive & Natural Anti-Aging Beauty Treatments

Are you worried about the fine lines and wrinkles on your skin and want an ideal solution to get rid of them fast? If truth be told, there isn’t any quick fix for permanently fixing these wrinkles and fine lines on your face and forehead. We all see hundreds of anti-wrinkle, anti-aging creams and lotions popping up in the market on daily basis. Just get in any departmental store and you’ll be amazed by abundant choices right in front of you. But, deciding among them is one of the difficult…

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20 Toxic Ingredients That Are Commonly Found In Beauty Products

If you are like me, you may be used to choosing a beauty product based only on how flattering it looks on you. Or maybe picking one based on the one that smells the best – or even because a celebrity endorsed it. After I came across Gillian Deacon’s book, There’s Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them, I realized that now is the time to be more cautious of the products we bring into our homes. Now, every time I look…

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The Beauty of Two Million Bats: Touring Pak Chong, Thailand

In a country with over twenty-five million visitors per year, can you have a unique experience? In a country you can barely count your own passport stamps from, can you still be taken by surprise? In a country beloved by bloggers, can you share something original with the internet? This was my year of attempting to prove yes to all of those questions, when it comes to me and Thailand. Sure, I spent the majority of my time in my familiar old favorite Koh Tao. And yes, I returned to…

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Can You See The Beauty Of This Photo? Most People Can’t

It seems like a norm for us to take our smartphones out and take photos if we see something amazing. And when you meet a movie star, no one would give up the chance taking a record and maybe sharing it on social media afterwards. However, an old woman in the photo uses the best device – her own eyes, to appreciate what’s she’s seeing and to feel all the feels. Such “old fashion” is actually full of wisdom and I guess she’s even more attractive than the movie star…

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8 Natural Beauty Ingredients Hiding In Your Pantry

Beauty products can be expensive. Many of them can dry out the skin and hair, requiring more products to fix the problems the first ones created. Many of them contain no natural ingredients, and the ones that do are far too pricey to be worth using. Why shell out those hard earned dollars on costly beauty products when natural ones can be found right in anyone’s kitchen pantry? Here is a list of 8 fabulous ways to use household ingredients as part of a beauty regimen, for only a fraction of…

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