Archive | August, 2013

Renovation Solutions: Architecture can have an inner beauty

25 Aug

One of our design goals is to create inspiring environments where issues of function and aesthetics are happily fulfilled. That is what makes architecture both an art and a science. It is interesting that people can see beauty in so many different architectural styles. With all the visual variety available, people ultimately feel comfortable at home because of how the space functions and relates to the end users. If you are thinking of remodeling, beautifying your home should include more than how it looks. (Have you ever heard the expression “putting lipstick on the pig?”) While upgrading the look of your home, consider revamping its inner beauty the functionality of your home.
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NYX FACE Awards for beauty vlogger of the year comes to L.A.

The winner of the FACE Awards will win a year’s supply of products like these. (NYX) By Nika Soon-Shiong Updated August 23, 2013, 3:55 p.m. NYX Cosmetics is looking for the Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards on Saturday. This is the second annual competition for YouTube vloggers, and it was launched by NYX Cosmetics to support rising beauty stars. Were here to open doorways to a career in artistry, as well as offer a surefire way to boost audiences and get recognized by peers, said Toni Ko, NYX founder and chairwoman. The public is invited to watch the six finalists perform their toughest makeup challenge onstage from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at Siren Studios, 6062 W.
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Health Fears Grow In Damascus With Reported Chemical Attack

24 Aug

Men wearing masks walk along a deserted street that was hit by what activists said was a gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Ain Tarma on Wednesday.

But the Syrian authorities have yet to issue any clear statements putting to rest Damascenes’ concerns for general public safety. There have been no statements on the quality of the air in the city, or the safety of the food supply and water, and whether civilians need to take any extra precautions. One of the suburbs where the chemical attack may have taken place is Ghouta, an agricultural area that supplies much of the fresh produce, meat and dairy to Damascus. At a recent gathering of several Damascenes in the urban middle class neighborhood of Maysat, one mother of three, Salwa, said she cried “for hours” on Thursday after learning the news. And now she was worried about what to feed her children.
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UPS drops health benefits for 15,000 spouses. An Obamacare bellwhether?

Obama “recognized that the diligence, creativity, and commitment of those working in the states to set up the marketplaces, which open on October 1st, have been especially important given the limitations on time, resources, staff, and in some states, support from across the political spectrum,” said a White House statement. Indeed, some conservative Republicans are trying to block funding for the exchanges and other aspects of the Obama health care plan. Obama spoke to the group along with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. A White House readout: “The president and administration officials including Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius held a videoconference today with directors of State-based health insurance Marketplaces. “The president thanked those who are working on the front lines every day, and heard about the progress they have made in setting up the new Marketplaces where Americans will be able to shop for quality, affordable health care coverage that will be there for them when they need it most.
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Obama meets with health insurance providers

UPS has told non-union employees their spouses will no longer be eligible for company-sponsored health insurance if they can get coverage through their own jobs, blaming the decision on President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law. Kacper Pempel/REUTERS The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition The latest sign of that is the news, made public this week, that shipping company UPS will no longer make health insurance benefits available to some 15,000 employee spouses. In announcing the change, the company referred to Obamacare as a reason it is having to battle to contain health-care costs. This news comes alongside other signs that employers the largest source of health insurance for Americans arent finding it easy to continue with health coverage as usual.
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Youth mental health

24 Aug

Dolorosa seeks to expand mental health advocacy

Particularly worrisome is the long wait for help. As of April 1 this year at CHEO, there were more than 900 children and youth waiting for mental health and outreach services, up from 760 last year. At the Royal, which deals with the serious cases, the wait list had 172 young people, up from 149 a year ago. When young people with mental health problems cannot get help and have to wait a year, society is asking for trouble. These are our sons and daughters, the ones we expect to grow up and become useful citizens, and if we let them fall through the cracks and get no help when they need it, how damaged will they be as adults? And what price will we all pay then? The silver lining in the report is that we do not seem to be producing more mental health problems in our children.
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In the beginning, Martin sold exclusively at Farmers Markets, online and in a few select boutiques. For the last two years, though, Dolorosa Candles has been located in a free-standing building on one of the towns busiest corners, First and Cloverdale Boulevard. Increasingly, Martin says, more and more people are stopping by or calling for encouragement and to ask for prayer. The candle sales provide a very positive marketplace presence to talk to people about mental health issues, he says, including issues surrounding those afflicted with developmental disabilities and those who have suffered severe brain trauma. One of Martins goals has always been to turn the shop into a business that provides work for those who are struggling financially as a result of being impacted either directly or indirectly by mental illness. He is also looking for a suitable location to hold support groups, classes and retreats.
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Local celebrity chef, fitness demonstrations part of Commit to Fit! Health & Fitness Expo

20 Aug

23. The fitness center Anytime Fitness will also showcase games and fitness activities from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, and Friday, Aug. 23. Participants can compete in a beanbag-toss game to win one of two one-year gym memberships or one of two personal training packages.
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Nike fitness expert joins Apple as iWatch development steps up pace

“I think this will be the mode for the future.” Under the gaze of the trackers, I even spent 10 minutes one morning deciding whether to wear heels with my outfit, weighing the increase in stylishness against the decrease in steps I’d be able to walk in them. I ended up wearing flip flops to work and changing into heels in the office. The Intersection of Health and Technology Such changes in behavior can be an important boon to the overall health of sedentary people, according to Gabriel Koepp, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., who studies how fitness trackers can help fight obesity and improve health. “It’s awareness. Most of the folks I talk to that start wearing it have no idea how many steps they take per day.
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Fitness Trackers: Step by Step to Better Health or Driving Us Crazy?

PHOTO:  How many steps did our writer take? It depends on the gadget. Click here for full infographic.

Now, it seems Apple has recruited one of the key FuelBand team members. According to 9to5 Mac , Jay Blahnik, a globally recognized fitness expert and instrumental consultant in the development of several Nike fitness products, has confirmed his new role at Apple. Blahnik was rumoured to have joined Apple last month, but several recent tweets seem to confirm the move. In addition to working on FuelBand at Nike, Blahnik is something of a fitness industry celebrity, spending most of his time on the road consulting with various companies, including Apple, and speaking at conferences. Now, it seems, hell be full-time at Apple working on what is still an un-named project. Blahnik also worked on the Nike+ Kinect Training Xbox game.
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Digestive health: 10 Tips for getting your digestive system back on track

14 Aug

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3 Hydrate Water is one of those essential elements for a healthy digestive system. Adequate hydration gives your digestive system the moisture it needs to properly function. Also, sometimes our bodies mistake hunger for thirst, so stay hydrated to prevent unnecessary overeating. Try keeping water with lemon slices around to help boost your intake. 4 Become a frequent flyer Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism revved up, your blood sugar balanced and your energy up.
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You need guts to be happy no matter what: The importance of a healthy digestive system for enhanced immunity

“The esophagus is a muscular tube that delivers food from the mouth to the stomach,” says Koch. Your esophagus is about 10 inches long. The stomach. “The stomach is an expandable receiving chamber,” says Koch.
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What Does Your Digestive System Do?

Isn’t it logical, then, that a strong and healthy gut will spawn a healthy body and strong mind? Research suggests that the gut micro-flora lining the intestines are much more than just “good” or “bad” bacteria, and that their most important function is to regulate the body’s immune response, especially when faced with stress. This is a two-way street: Psychology and psycho-social factors influence the physiological functioning of the gut, and a healthy strong gut can help one stay mentally agile and fit. A recent scientific study in Nutrition in Clinical Practice shows that the micro organism or gut flora living in the human intestines form a network of natural controls that regulate mood, appetite, body weight, nutrient absorption, stress and immune response.
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Global Medical Nutrition Market is Expected to Grow at a Steady Pace, Clocking a CAGR of 6.7 Percent During the Period 2012-2016

11 Aug

The acquisition is expected to boost Nestle’s presence in the Infant Nutrition market in China, since Pfizer had a major presence in that country. Commenting on the report, an analyst from the healthcare team said: “Vendors are leveraging their widespread distribution networks to increase their customer base. They are increasingly relying on online marketing and promotional activities to increase sales and brand equity. Through online marketing and promotional activities, more and more consumers are becoming aware of the positive health and nutrition benefits of probiotic products. Furthermore, online availability of medical nutrition products not only provides customers with easy access, but also helps vendors reduce their set-up, distribution, and operational costs. Thus, the increase in promotional activities by vendors is seen to have a positive impact on the global medical nutrition market.” The report also includes a discussion of the other vendors operating in this market.
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New nutrition made for a leaner Lewan

His biggest gains came with Wellman. Lewan asked Wellman in January where his strength could improve. Wellman replied explosion and power. He already benched more than 400 pounds and squatted over 500 pounds. With his new diet, which emphasized when he ate as much as what he did, his production increased. He often worked with skill position players on different exercises, aiming for shorter sets — usually no more than five repetitions — with full range of motion to increase explosion.
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WFP welcomes Japan’s contribution of $1.5m to nutrition

World Food Programme

A statement signed by the WFP Ghana noted that the announcement of $1 million in support for Ghana and $500,000 for Sierra Leone was made during the visit to Ghana on August 7, by Dr Toshiko Abe, Japans Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs. During the visit Dr Abe met with Felix Gomez, WFP Deputy Regional Director for West Africa. WFP is extremely grateful for Japans strong commitment, leadership and investment in improving the nutrition of vulnerable mothers and children. Childrens physical and intellectual development can be irreversibly damaged if they do not receive proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days, from conception until a child reaches two years of age.
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8 Aug

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