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The Inside Secret of Being Attractive – EFT

Do you feel attractive or ugly?

I’ve been there. We all have days when we look in the mirror and go ugh!

But there is a secret technique which can help you to overcome your inside ugliness and feel more attractive

It’s a fact when you FEEL more attractive, you are more attractive.

What is this technique?

The secret is EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Many EFTers just simply refer to it as tapping.

Being attractive is an inside job. Being attractive has little to do with body paint, sorry make up or spending countless hours lift weights or the annual going down the gym. When you feel attractive you are attractive. You’ll not only be attractive to yourself. Others will automatically find you attractive as well. It is as if, you have a magnetic pull of some kind. This is where EFT helps. EFT resolves and dissolves your feelings about how you feel about yourself and others

Don’t get me wrong, make up, smart suits also help

You communicate on two levels. Consciously and unconsciously. Your unconscious signals are far more powerful than your words and actions. Others notice your unconscious signals first, words seconds. So if your attractive from the inside, they will pick this up first.

EFT can work even if you don’t know why you don’t feel as attractive as you are. You can simply begin.

Even though I don’t feel attractive and I don’t know why. I deeply and completely love, forgive and accept myself just the way I am.

Yes, even tapping with something as general as that can help you begin to feel more attractive.

Why you don’t feel attractive can have many pieces that make it up.

Have you been told you were not attractive in the past?

With EFT you can start working its magic by tapping:

Even though X said I was ugly and that really hurt me. I forgive myself for holding onto this belief about myself.

You can also work on your general self-esteem and happiness:

Even though I feel down. I accept all of me just the way I am.

Even though I’m frustrated and not happy. I’m choosing to let this go now.

Your speed of results will depend on whether you think being more and appearing more attractive is a big change for you. You can literally change in an instant with EFT. Or for you the change can happen more gradually as you and those around you get use to the new you and the way you feel and act.

Warning

Once you start to feel more attractive about yourself, others will notice and want to be around you more. If you feel uncomfortable about this, you can also use EFT for that too.

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Ashwagandha – Herb for Stress, Antidepressant, Hypertension

Ashwagandha or Indian winter cherry is considered one of the most important herbs in ayurvedic system of medicines. As because of its vast area of ​​application, ayurvedic doctors have used it extensively in curing people from their ailments. Due to its properties it has gained lots of respect in the eyes of herbal healers.

Ashwagandha is biologically known as Withania somnifera. It is a shrub, usually found everywhere in India especially in the northwestern part of the sub continent, but is now a days cultivated in fields because of its great commercial demand. Plant size varies from 1-5 ft. Plant part used is root. It derives its named "ashwagandha" because of two reasons. First reason is that its root smells like horse and the other reason is that it vitalizes body to provide strength just like a horse possession.

Ashwagandha is ushan virya in potency, has laghu (light) and tickt (penetrating) properties. Contains tickt, katu and madhur rasa. Due these combinations of superior properties, ashwagandha acts in numerous diseases with great results. As it is ushan virya in potency, it acts as vata suppressant. There fore relieves from all the illness caused by vata dominance. Also because of its hot potency, it violates the rise of kapha therefore it also acts in suppressing increased and unbalanced kapha dosha. Root is found to contain biochemical like cuseohygrine, anahygrine, tropine, and anaferine etc. it also contains glycosides, wenolide with starches and amino acid.

Ashwagandha is an herb with many uses. Following are its indications: –

· It is considered as most important adaptogens in ayurvedic system of medicine.

· It works in suppressing pains of any sort. It possess this property due to its ushan virya potency, which helps in eradicating vata that is the reason of initiation of pain in body.

· Good results have been seen in diseases like Amavata (rheumatoid arthritis), sandhi gata vata (Osteoarthritis), vatarakt (gout), gridhasi (sciatica) and other vata dominant diseases.

· Works as anti-inflammatory substance hencefore helps in reducing swellings and restoring blood supply.

· Its local application also has tremendous results in lymphadenopathy, goiter and on any body part which is alleged to have inflammation and pain.

· Possess great healing properties therefore has great effects in healing wounds and injuries.

· It relieves stress due to presence of vata suppressant properties which helps in nurturing nervous system.

· Helps in promoting calmness and mental satisfaction in mind due to its good penetrating powers, which helps to counter negative adaptogens.

· It helps in relieving from the sense of numbness and burning sensation in extremities.

· Helps in providing nourishment to the brain for its better function and greater ability to work.

· It is often given in a person who regularly suffers from vertigo, uncautiousness, and depression as it helps in curbing mental and physical weakness.

· Improves mental ability, helps in gaining retaining power and improves mental concentration

· Increases muscular endurance and helps in building up of stamina.

· Revitalizes body and decrements untimely fatigue caused due to weak body accumulation of negative energies in the body.

· Works as a rasayan ie a substance that helps in preventing early aging and rejuvenates whole body to provide youth.

· It works as a powerful immune booster that helps in fighting any foreign invasion in the body.

· Its antioxidant properties helps in avoiding symptoms of early aging.

· A powerful aphrodisiac therapy helps in enhancing the sexual powers and long lasting endurance.

· It also helps in increasing sperm count and also the quality of sperms.

· It gives good results in leucorrhoea, as it possesses the properties that suppress kapha.

· It is considered as one of the most commonly used herb in relieving hypertension with excellent results.

· It has also been found excellent supplement that helps in provoking strength to heart muscles and keeps heart working normal.

· It also possess the properties which helps it to have as an diuretic therefore is very helpful in treating urinary tract infections (UTI).

· Wonderful remedy in increasing physical endurance is used extensively in physically weak people or people who are recovering from long illness as in case tuberculosis or surgeries.

· Good results have also been seen in upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and in asthmatic condition with wonderful results.

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Underarm Whitening Cream – Are There Creams to Whiten Dark Underarms?

Having dark underarms is more common than most people think, and it’s not something people generally talk about with their friends, or want to focus on.

If you are embarrassed by dark under arms, don’t think that it’s a problem that you are stuck with. There are many commercial and at home options to eliminate under arm staining.

There are many creams you can buy to whiten skin – and they can be used for dark patches, however can contain ingredients like hydoquinone that are irritating for sensitive underarm areas.

There are many natural cream alternatives that use ingredients like licorice extract as an active ingredient – which is a natural bleaching agent and is much gentler on sensitive areas like the bikini line and under arms.

If you are going to choose an underarm cream rather than make your own like the one below, make sure you choose a natural plant based whitening cream containing licorice, kojic acid or lemon as a lightening agent.

There are many natural substances in foods and other resources that can naturally lighten underarms in a few weeks.

You can make several different natural remedies at home using oils, juices, baking soda and teas to gently lighten skin.

Many ingredients can be applied to gently lighten darkened areas over a few weeks, and then used to maintain problem areas once a month.

Here are some naturally occurring skin lighteners:

Almond Oil is an excellent light moisturizer on it’s own with mild lightening properties that can also be used as a base to add several other lightening essential oils and spices to.

Horseradish is a little on the tingly side, but works well for bleaching skin.

Turmeric is a spice that has bleaching capabilities and can be used as an infusion added to oils, serums and masks.

Yogurt has natural bleaching properties and can be applied directly to skin or used as a base that you can add other lightening ingredients to.

Licorice Extract is used in many natural lightening products for its brightening properties.

Cucumber juice squeezed from a cucumber is slightly lightening for skin.

Kojic Acid is derived from a fungi used for making soy sauce and brightens skin.

Lemon Juice is a stronger lightener for skin and can be applied direct or added to creams and masks. You can also use lemon essential oil.

Chamomile Tea (strong brew) is another gentle whitening ingredient that can be used direct or added to other lightening ingredients.

Baking Soda has been used in toothpastes to brighten teeth and can also be used for skin.

Grapefruit not only lightens skin but also contains enzymes that neutralize body odors making it a fantastic additive for an underarm lightening solution. You can also use grapefruit essential oil.

The easiest way to use these ingredients is by blending juices or oils together and applying them direct to skin with a sponge or wash cloth.

Below are some easy underarm lightening recipes to make at home:

Almond Turmeric Oil Serum:

1/2 cup Almond oil

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

Preferable but optional – few drops of lemon or grapefruit oil.

Add the turmeric to the almond oil and allow to infuse for at least half an hour. Shake and apply this oil to dark areas twice daily for a month.

Juice Skin Lightening:

Make a juice of any of the liquid ingredients above with equal parts of all juices. If you have all of these ingredients that’s great, if not just mix what you do have together and apply it twice daily by sponging the liquid onto dark areas. Pat away excess lightly and allow to dry. You can also add a teaspoon of yogurt to this blend.

Baking Soda Lightening Paste:

Use 3 tablespoons of any of the juices above and a teaspoon of unsweetened yogurt with two tablespoons of baking soda. Apply this paste for ten minutes before showering then wash off.

Homemade Underarm Cream:

Melt 1/2 cup of Almond oil with 2 tablespoons of beeswax until combined. After it has cooled to a luke warm temperature, add a few drops of licorice extract, a squeeze of lemon juice or few drops of lemon oil, a pinch of turmeric powder and 5 drops of Japanese soy sauce. You can also use a teaspoon of cucumber juice if you wish.

Allow to cool and apply the cream twice daily to underarms. Store in a clean container in the fridge and use within 6 weeks.

These are some simple underarm lightening recipes to make at home. You can vary and adapt these recipes to suit your own needs and depending on available ingredients.

There are many more specific recipes including potent serums and peels you can make for lightening and other skin conditions.

I hope you enjoy trying these lightening recipes and resulting lighter underarms.

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The Law Of Attraction In Action – The Path of Desperation Vs Letting Go To Achieve Your Life Goals

We’ve all had those times in life where we wanted something so badly, that we could taste it, feel it, or hear it. You know what I’m talking about. It could be the girl of your dreams, the car of your dreams or just that dream job you’ve always wanted. One thing is for sure, we all have been there.

When it comes to wanting things really badly, the word that comes to my head is ‘desperation’.

From my experience, nothing drives a goal further away from you as desperation.

It’s kind of funny though that some schools of thoughts equate being desperate about a goal, or wanting it so badly, is showing the universe or God how serious you are about that goal or objective.

Oh really?

I personally think not. It is my experience that wanting something so badly, or being desperate about it only leads to one making the wrong decisions. You aren’t making decisions from the flow, or from joy or gratitude. No Way! When you are in a state of desperation, you are almost on the verge of feeling hopeless, or giving up completely (in a negative sense).

Here’s my friend’s account of his experiences after leaving university and in desperate need of money and support, and how he overcomes the challenges using the power of letting go:

” I was so desperate for money once, I almost got myself into a money laundering ring. The circumstances were interesting as I look back in retrospect. It’s almost as if some force was driving me to make the wrong decisions through financial desperation. Let me go further into details.

My girlfriend of four years at the time had broken up with me, saying that she needed ‘space’ at first, giving no obvious reason. When I look back, that was meant to protect me from the fact that she had met someone else who suited her material needs at the time. Note that we were both university students at the time.

So one month turned into three months, and then she begun to drop tidbits about the fact that she had started dating again, by hinting to me that I should start seeing other people. I told her no worries, as I’m in the process of seeking employment, so I’ll put that on the back burner.

I was a fairly decent lad at the time, not worrying much about money, and material things. My main concerns were keeping my mind, body and spirit active and positively engaged in beneficial pursuits.

What turned me to the ‘dark side’ was the call I received that fateful day from my then girlfriend who only wanted ‘space’. She called me explaining that she’ll be sending me some pictures of here with a new hairdo. I was like cool, because she knew I liked her haircuts short. So she sent me the pictures via email, and I saw her in this car; it was a really sexy drop top beetle. I thought it was one of her girlfriends, so I was like “you look sexy in that car. Which girlfriend of yours got this beauty from her rich dad” I said jokingly. Then she dropped the bomb on me. She told me “This is the car of a guy I’m currently seeing. He’s owns a successful business and he’s in his thirties”. My jaw dropped.

Keep in mind that we’re both students. Whatever monies I made in my side jobs, I shared with this girl, because I loved her. I was a few months away from graduating, and was actively job hunting.

When she told me those words, I felt as if I was stabbed in the back. What added salt to the injury was that she considered him a ‘good man’ and that I should be happy for her, with her newfound ‘friend’. I was angry, I started shouting over the phone, and then I hung up.

Thus began level one of desperation and depression. I couldn’t sleep for two nights as my blood was boiling. So I came to terms with the fact that she moved on. The only weird thing though is that she wanted to keep in touch with me, which I was totally against. I was OK with it for a few months, then around December, things took another turn for the worst.

I received an innocent text at first stating ” Hi, what are you up to this Christmas holiday?” I was like “nothing, just chilling. What about you?” Boy, did I open a world of emotional hurt for myself by asking that innocent question. She proceeded to tell me how she will be going to her new boyfriend’s parent’s home in the countryside for the Christmas vacation so that he can introduce her to his family.

Note that we were together for four years, while it was only four months she met this guy.”

Enter desperation level two.

Desperation level two is interesting, in that it is wanting fast money, coupled with the desire for revenge and greed.

“So here I was, desperate for cash, and also wanting revenge, to prove that I can get the money also, because, as my ex girlfriend had shown, material wealth was her weakness, and I was on the scarcity end of the wealth scale.

Now I was on a mission to make quick money in as little time possible and to prove to prove to my ex that I could be materially successful also. Terrible combination! Had I accepted the fact that my ego was bruised and I was emotionally scarred, I would have gotten over it quicker. But, apparently, life had other plans for me.”

Letting go of wanting to control the outcome of a situation can be the hardest thing to do, but with persistence, you will be successful.

“I started hanging out with the wrong crowds, engaging in shady financial activity, and considering money laundering. I just wanted to have it all, the money, the cars the women. The promise of huge amounts of money in your bank account for just being a middle man, is very enticing, especially if you are a broke student who has just finished university, and in need of employment to pay your bills.

It was only after my second thwarted shady financial transaction that I realized it just wasn’t meant to be and I should walk away.

I’ve heard stories about divine intervention, but I never experienced such until one day I felt extremely low, having no money, with a wounded ego and heart.

I was crossing the road feeling low, when suddenly the words rang clear in my head: “you are not a loser. You were meant to succeed. All is not lost”. It felt like the scene in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, where Frodo collapses after the fight with Gollum for the ring, outside Shelob’s lair. Frodo collapses, only to be given a hand up by the lady Galadriel of the Wood Elves, whispering words of encouragement to him.

There was more to it, but I was so inspired, that I took another turn in my life for the better.

I ended all communication with my then ex girlfriend who seemed to be getting some sort of twisted pleasure rubbing in my face all the things that her new boyfriend did for her, which I couldn’t because of the cost involved. In the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus Christ said “Forgive Your enemies 77 x 7” and “turn the other cheek”. I do that, but I take it a step further, I forgive, but instead of forgetting, I remember, I keep a mental note and chuck it to experience.

I started accepting my financial and relationship situations, and let go wanting to control the outcomes of my life with regards to the goals I set to achieve. I began investing in self help courses, such as the Sedona Method, started meditation, and emotional freedom technique (EFT) tapping.

They really helped, and I continue to practice them to this day.

Going back to my story, after I began the process of acceptance and letting go, I started going out and dating again, and had relationships with three other beautiful young women. I must stress that this wouldn’t have been the case had I been desperate for a relationship. It’s funny because, the opposite was true. I was not looking for a relationship at all. I was just out for fun.

With regards to my physical, I began exercising more, and was in a better place of physical health. I received frequent compliments on my physique, and how good I looked. Here again, I demonstrate that I wasn’t looking to be some sexy stud. I was just exercising because it made me feel more alive, and the gym was a perfect escape for me from my dead end job, and my crappy living conditions.

Now with regards to the financial aspects of my life, the situation was a bit ticklish; I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. What I mean is that I found it hard not to want more money when money was exactly the thing needed to pay my rent, transportation costs and buy food. So that was really a dilemma for me. I struggled with it for awhile, then I gave up on it, never quite letting go of my wanting to control my financial future.

Understand that wanting to control, and actually having control are two different things.

I struggled financially for 3 more months until I decided to head back to my parents’ home from the city. My focus was on complete rehabilitation then. But an interesting thing happened: while back home, I received two job offers. Here again, I want to emphasize that I did not want a job at the time. I gave myself six months to regroup myself, and the job offer landed when I didn’t consider getting one.”

Thus ends my friend’s story. I gleaned so much knowledge from that account, and I hope you the reader, gleans some valuable insight.

Hence my point that wanting something desperately, as compared to wanting it, then letting go of that wanting, seems, in my experience, to push the object of your desire further away from you.

What is it that you currently desire desperately, that the thought of letting go will seem irresponsible? Is it a better career? Is it more money to clear your overwhelming debt? Is it a partner you crave to feel less lonely?

Whatever it is, think ahead 5 years into the future. Picture yourself having achieve that goal. Now, imagine that you are that future self. What would you tell your struggling self in this moment? Would you tell yourself to continue being desperate and needy, and anxious about your goal, or desire? Or, would you, as your future self, tell your struggling self to just relax and take life one day at a time, because eventually you will achieve your goal?

The thing about goals is that sometimes we worry too much, or let anxiety or peer pressure get the better of us. The goal might not manifest when we want it to, but it will manifest. One has to be patient first with oneself, then the universe.

Letting go of one’s expectations is the key. This is not to be confused with not taking action. You take the right action, such as set up your dream board, do you daily visualization, say your affirmations, meditate, pray, whatever it takes to keep you in that positive frame of mind. But, you must also let go of the attachment to the expected outcome, because other miracles might manifest on your journey to achieving your goal, which you might not notice since you are so obsessed with that particular goal, and your limited perception of its outcome.

So, take a deep breath, relax, and practice letting go of your expectations so that you will accelerate the manifestation of your goal or vision, or something even better.

There are many courses out there that facilitate in the acceptance and letting go processes. Some of the daily techniques I use are from the Sedona Method and the Silva Life System.

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Botox Or Restylane – Which Dermal Injectable Is Best For You?

A lot of people compare BOTOX to Restylane, but this is really a big mistake. Comparing BOTOX and Restylane is just like comparing apples to oranges. Apples and oranges are edible fruits and that’s just about where the similarities end. Likewise Restylane and BOTOX Cosmetic are both dermal injectables that can help alleviate wrinkles, but that’s all they have in common. How they work and reasons why you would want to use one over the other are completely different. BOTOX Cosmetic immobilizes facial muscles and downsizes wrinkles, while Restylane fills in fine lines and smoothes out creases. Better comparisons might be between other dermal fillers like Restylane vs. CosmoPlast(TM) or Restylane vs. Radiesse®, as dermal fillers have far more similarities. A better way to think of it might be BOTOX Cosmetic vs. dermal fillers, in the end which one is really best at getting rid of wrinkles?

Botox Cosmetic Eliminates Wrinkles but can do so Much More

BOTOX is the fastest growing wrinkle treatment in the world. From toxic roots, BOTOX injections have become as commonplace as going to the dentist. To learn about whether or not BOTOX Cosmetic is for you, you should really little bit about BOTOX itself. BOTOX is a protein derived from the botulism toxin, Clostridium botulinum. Very scientific, but it doesn’t tell us much about it. BOTOX weakens the muscles that cause facial wrinkling, and these fine lines essentially become invisible in less than a week. BOTOX Cosmetic is great for laugh lines, crow’s feet, and forehead creases. What BOTOX can do that dermal fillers can’t is treat hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis, for those of you not in the know, is excessive perspiration or, in other words, sweat. A shot of BOTOX in your under arms can make even the most hectic day cool, calm, and dry, and keep your new cute outfit looking just that. There’s no such thing as a cute stain.

Restylane vs. Juvederm vs. Collagen vs. Radiesse: the Dermal Fillers Duke it Out

Dermal fillers have a few different options as to what they’re composed of, but all dermal fillers mainly do the same things: fill fine lines, add facial curves, and plump lips. I use Restylane as an example because it’s really the hottest flavor of the month. Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane are all clear gels made from a synthetic hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in healthy skin. Since hyaluronic acid is found in the body, Restylane has less of chance of causing an allergic reaction unlike bovine derived Collagen (that’s cows, people). However, this is becoming less of an issue because of the development of human collagen based fillers like CosmoPlast(TM) and CosmoDerm(TM). The main difference between BOTOX and Restylane is that BOTOX downsizes wrinkles, while Restylane fills them in. Restylane injections might leave you a little puffy looking, but it could also be the best option for more extensive facial creasing. BOTOX, also, cannot be used on lips like Restylane because of the simple fact that paralyzed lips can make things like talking and not drooling a big issue! Another dermal filler is Radiesse, which contains calcium and phosphate ions, also, naturally found in body, this time in our bones. Radiesse has the added benefit of lasting up to 5 years! Most physicians recommend trying Restylane treatments first before making the big commitment to Radiesse.

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How to Eliminate Bad Vaginal Odor Naturally and Fast Without Antibiotics

When you have bad vaginal odor, you really cannot focus on anything else. Your body is producing this awful scent and it is driving you crazy. You just want this problem to go away so you can finally get some well needed relief. You just want your body to go back to the way it was before so you can return to your normal life and never worry about this odor again.

A lot of women will spend the money and take the time to go to a doctor in order to get a prescription. Although this is a good idea, it can actually be pretty stressful. You know that your only problem is the odor and you just want a solution for that. You don’t want to have to go through all sorts of tests with your doctor because they are being extra thorough. You just want your medication so you can go home. You don’t want to have to go through all of this extra stress and embarrassment.

Luckily, you can eliminate bad vaginal odor naturally and fast and without antibiotics. This might sound impossible but with a lot of natural treatments that we have access to, it is the best option. The best parts about using natural treatments are that they are cheap and they are also extremely effective.

A great way to get rid of this odor naturally is to insert a small piece of parsley into the vagina. Parsley works as a natural refresher and will help to clear up the infection fast. You will notice a huge difference in just a matter of minutes. Parsley works to neutralize the odor in our mouths when we have bad breath and it can do the same kind of work for the odor in your vagina.

If you aren’t to keen on inserting things inside of your body, then there are safer measures that you can take and still get some great results. For example, you need to increase the amount of vitamin C that you are ingesting because you got this infection due to your immune system being low. In order to increase your immune system’s fighting power, you need to have more vitamin C in your diet. This helps to protect your body from infection and flu’s all year round and helps to keep you healthy.

Relying on antibiotics doesn’t always have to be your solution. You can treat your infection naturally and you can start to cure the odor today.

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Interesting Facts I Learned About Barbers and Barber Clippers Based on My Readings

Barber clippers are primarily used by barbers and hairdressers.

Barbers and hairdressers are licensed usually in other countries unlike here in the Philippines where barbers can be found anywhere and cut hair without having any license.

In previous times, barbers are also surgeons and don’t just cut hair, they can also shave beard, trim hair, color hair, etc.. They previously act as dentists too. The red and white spiral color in the barber pole signifies their two crafts; red signifies surgery, and white signifies barbering.

It was during the war when the surgeons were paid more and given more emphasis than the barbers because of their importance for the health of those people in the ship.

Henry Martyn Leland invented the electric barber clippers, he also invented the Cadillac which is later bought by General Motors, and the Lincoln which is later bought by Ford Motor Company.

Nikola Bizumic is the one who invented the manual barber clippers in which is an alternative for scissors in cutting hair but is also operated by hand. The use of these manual clippers decreased significantly due to the emergence of electronic barber clippers. these manual clippers has not yet been phased out though for there are still users of these stuff throughout the world.

Matthew Andis built an electronic barber clipper that undergo a wide range of performance test, manufactured a large number of these electronic barber clippers, and he sold it to numerous barber shops throughout Wisconsin. Then after a year, he founded Andis Clipper Company that still operates as a family-owned business today. Andis became a famous brand for barber clippers even up to present.

There are a lot of brands that followed Andis and some has even improved Andis’s design flaws like the Wahl Clippers by Leo J. Wahl and the Oster Clippers by John Oster who owns the famous Oster Classic 76 clippers which is regarded for its durability and interchangeable metal blades or different sizes.

Wahl introduced the Trim and Vac, a beard razor that can be used without a cape since it has a vacuum that automatically absorbs the cut hair giving ease of use for the user.

There are also clippers used for pet grooming particularly dog grooming that has different sizes of blades used for trimming. Different blade sizes determines the length of hair that will be cut from dog’s body. You should not use a barber clipper (used for human) to a dog since pet clippers are custom designed for pets since they have thick fur to protect their body from hot or cold weather and other irritants. This is one reason why pet clippers use more powerful motors and torque than a regular barber clipper.

Barber clippers are widely used to cut human hair and it helps reduce a great amount of time in cutting hair. With faster results, it makes a barber shop businesses more profitable since you can serve more customers.

Professional hair clippers are more expensive than a regular one only because of its durability since it will be used extensively for commercial purposes compared to barber clippers intended only for personal use or home use only.

Barber clippers would usually cost about $25 to about $130 depending on the use of your clipper.

There has been a lot of innovations in the clippers from different companies and it has been really a slugfest between Andis, Wahl, and Oster for the hair clipper manufacturing crown. Sallybeauty.com has been a successful online store for beauty products including hair clippers and care kits for these clippers.

When a clipper is not functioning well, one reason could be that it has not been oiled properly or it has not been used for some time.

You can clean this by removing the screw and putting the blade into a bowl with isoprophyl alcohol.

Afterwards, clean and wipe off the rust or you can use a sharpening stone to sharpen the blade by scratching the blade to the stone going to one direction only.

If your barber clipper blade is cheap, professional sharpening is not advisable but if you have an expensive blade, you can go for professional sharpening for best results.

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Chris Howard Review – Who He is and What He Does

About Chris Howard

As an entrepreneur, performance consultant, author, and Master Trainer and Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Chris Howard is devoted to bringing out the best in people, and helping them achieve massive results in their lives. Chris has always had the desire to get inside the heads of the worlds great leaders in the hope of understanding what it is that has allowed them to achieve their success in life. Using NLP as a basis, Chris has gone on to develop cutting edge, next generation tools for personal and professional development.

When he is not teaching or writing, Chris enjoys competitive martial arts. He holds the rank of black belt and has worked with many of the living legends including Grand Master Helio Gracie, Ultimate Fighting Champion Royce Gracie and Master Owen Watson.

About the companies

The Christopher Howard Companies were established in 2002, to give individuals and organizations those particular skills, attitudes and mind sets to turn their boldest visions and intentions into realities and results. Participants not only undergo a profound change on both a conscious and unconscious level, they also take with them specific techniques to apply in their daily lives to remain focused and motivated through the accomplishment of their intended goals.

About the clients

Chris’ clients include politicians, Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, and thousands of people from all walks of life. Chris has operations  in the United States, Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, and further expansion is scheduled for Europe, South-East Asia and South America. Because of his successes and his unique approach, Chris has been featured on a number of different radio and television shows.

About the products and trainings

The Chris Howard Companies offer a variety of live trainings and seminars that are staged in various locations around the world. There are also a number of books, CD, and DVD sets available online. In addition, the Chris Howard’s Mentors Circle was launched in 2006. This is a forum where training graduates can continue their personal and professional development. They also offer an affiliate program.

Chris is the best selling author of “Turning Passions into Profits: Three Steps to Wealth and Power”. He also has another book in the pipeline entitled “The New Entrepreneurial Mind”.

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How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles In 5 Days Naturally At Home

Dark circles around your eyes can make you appear tired and stressed. Many people are highly self-consciousness about the appearance of dark shadows around their eyes.

Dark circles around your eyes are often a symptom of overtiredness, and stress but it is more often associated with a vitamin K deficiency.

Fortunately there are many natural remedies you can use at home to replenish your skin with vital nutrients and nourish the areas around your eyes.

This article will show you how to get rid of dark circles around your eyes at home using natural ingredients.

There are many ingredients high in essential vitamins you can use to nourish these delicate areas.

Applying these oils, vegetables and herbs to your skin daily as a soak will help to replenish deficiencies leaving you with brighter healthy skin.

Natural ingredients rich in vitamin K include:

  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Raw potato
  • Cucumber
  • Soybean oil
  • Canola oil
  • Basil
  • Cilantro (coriander)
  • Tea
  • Aloe vera

These are all rich sources of vitamin K, and can be combined into the recipes for soaks and serums below.

How to get rid of dark circles with soaks and serums:

Dark circles tincture:

You can make a “toner” tincture that can be dabbed around your eyes using a mixture of:

  • 1 tablespoon cucumber juice.
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel or juice.

You can also add a teaspoon of black tea or asparagus juice. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, soak a cotton pad in the juice and dab gently around the eyes. You can use fingertips but do not tug skin. Allow to dry before applying cream, serums or makeup. (Store remaining mixture in the refrigerator after use).

Homemade vitamin K serum:

  • Take a ¼ cup of soybean oil (or alternatively use Canola oil)

Soak in the oil 2 tablespoons of any of the following (you can use several ingredients together):

  • Cilantro (coriander)
  • Basil
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Cucumber
  • Raw potato
  • Brussel sprouts

Soak these oils or herbs in the oil in a warm place for 2 to 7 days, then remove/strain out the vegetables if you wish, otherwise leave them in the oil as an infusion. If you want to boost this serum you can splash out and buy Papaya and Sandalwood essential oils. Add 2% of each to the serum. These oils are extremely effective for reducing dark circles. Add these oils to this natural serum to make a very potent elixir. Store remaining serum in a cool dark place.

Application: Apply a small amount with fingertips around your eyes on top of the dried tincture and allow it to soak in for a few minutes before applying creams or other products.

This is an excellent serum to apply as a night treatment. Use it every day/night for 5 days (longer if you wish). After several days you should notice a dramatic difference in the reduction of dark circles around your eyes. You can maintain this routine periodically once or twice a week to keep dark circles at bay.

There are many more serums, masks and moisturizers you can make at home to suit all skin types and conditions. Natural skincare remedies can be just potent if not more so than commercial skincare products. Use these daily or as a treat for your thirsty or damaged skin and you will quickly notice the difference!

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My Top 15 Non-Traditional, Muscle Building, Fat Scorching Workouts

If you have been a subscriber to my newsletter for some time, you know that I’m always trying to give you ways to make your workouts more interesting and fun, while also stimulating big-time results. Don’t you agree that your training should be fun? This is what separates the people who jump on and off the “fitness bandwagon” a couple times every year without ever making any real progress from the people that actually adopt a true fitness lifestyle and finally achieve the body they have always wanted. Make it interesting, make it fun, and make your fitness a priority, and you’ll have the body that you want.

What I have noticed over the years is that many people will train regularly for a few months and then will either get bored with the same old weight training and cardio routines, or will get discouraged because their progress comes to a grinding halt after a while. In my opinion, I don’t think your workouts ever need to get boring or stale. You just need to have an open mind to the huge world of various training styles and techniques that are out there. Seriously, there are so many different and fun training styles out there, that there is no reason you should ever get bored with your workouts and give up on that lean ripped body that you’ve been looking for. Also, mixing in various training styles builds stronger joints by reducing repetitive movement pattern overload and varying your training stressors.

Now before I start with some of my favorite non-traditional training styles, I will state that I think one of the best ways to achieve a lean, muscular and healthy body is through a consistent weight training routine with free weights. You can choose to integrate some of these alternative training techniques with your weight training routines on the same day, as alternative workouts on separate days of the week, or even as separate training cycles where you try some of these techniques for several weeks at a time before cycling back to a traditional weight training workout. Try some of these training styles out and you’ll be on your way to never being bored again with your workouts…and your body will thank you with muscles popping out that you never knew existed!

Alright, here are some of my favorite non-traditional training techniques:

1. Staircase Workouts – This is great because stairs are everywhere. You can go to a football field and do stadium stairs, any building that has stairs like a hotel (most people take the elevator, so you will not even have many people looking at you while you’re working out), or even the stairs in your own home. For an awesome full body workout, try mixing stairs sprints with an upper body exercise like pushups or pull-ups. If done with a high enough intensity, stairs workouts help to create changes throughout your entire body due to the muscle building and fat burning hormonal response and metabolism increase that you get through working the biggest muscle groups in your entire body. If you thought that going up and down the stairs was the only way to get a good stairs workout…think again. My fellow trainer and friend, Virgil Aponte, has developed a website that focuses on creative stairs workouts using all kinds of exercises you never would have thought of before. You can find out more info on stairs exercises workouts at my ‘fitness products’ page at truthaboutabs.com at the link below.

2. Wind Sprints and Hill Sprints – Find any open field in a park or athletic field and try 50, 75, and 100-yard all-out wind sprints. After each sprint, rest long enough to catch your breath before the next one (generally 1-2 minutes). Try workouts of anywhere from 6 to 20 wind sprints for a great “cutting” workout. Also, if you have a hill nearby, hill sprints are also great workouts. Sprint up the hill as fast as you can and walk down for your rest interval. Repeat until you’re whooped (a 20-30 minute hill workout is plenty). These sprint workouts are so amazingly effective at changing your entire body for the same reason as stairs exercises…by powerfully working the biggest muscle groups in your entire body, you greatly stimulate your metabolism while simultaneously increasing your fat burning and muscle building hormones.

Just look at any world class 100-meter sprinters and notice how ripped-to-shreds those guys are. Now compare that to the emaciated weakling physiques of many marathoners, and you’ll see that sprinting is where the action is at for a healthy, ripped, powerful body! Now I don’t want to upset all of you distance runners out there. Hey, if distance running is something you enjoy, then go right ahead. But don’t say you’re doing it for the health benefits, because I might just have to disagree. You can read my full story on why I believe variable intensity training is far superior to steady-state endurance training in one of my other ezinearticles.com articles at Cardio-Enthusiasts: Discover a More Effective Training Method for Fat Loss and Heart Health!

3. Kettlebell Training – If you’ve been reading my articles for some time, you’ve probably heard me praise kettlebell training many times before, but I will have to reiterate that it has been one of the best training methods that I’ve ever tried and has taken my physical capabilities to a whole new level. Kettlebells are an alternative type of free-weight training instead of barbells and dumbbells. Their unique construction and weight distribution (basically a cannonball with a handle) allows for a whole different realm of exercises that’s available compared to dumbbells and barbells. Kettlebells have been typically used for training hard-core athletes, military units, martial arts competitors, and other tough individuals, but there is no reason that anybody looking to get stronger, bigger, or more cut can’t learn the exercises and benefit from them.

It’s been a little over a year now since I’ve incorporated kettlebell training into my routines, and I’ll admit that I’m hooked for life! At between $100-$150 per kettlebell, they are definitely not cheap, but they are well worth the money. Just one or two kettlebells and you’ve literally got yourself an entire home gym that you can use for the rest of your life…worth every penny in my book! If you want to give these body-hardening kettlebells a try, you can find more info at my ‘fitness products’ page at truthaboutabs.com at the link below.

4. Bodyweight Workouts – For a change of pace, try adding to your routine one or two workouts a week at home with just bodyweight based exercises. These can be great because you can get a high intensity workout done in only 15-30 minutes without having to go to the gym on days that you might not have time for a trip to the gym. Try alternating bodyweight squats, pushups variations, lunges, and floor abs exercises continuously for 15-30 minutes. Try to take very short rest periods or none at all to really amp up the intensity since this will be a brief workout. If you’re more advanced, you can even incorporate more challenging exercises like handstand pushups, one-arm pushups, and one-legged squats into your bodyweight training routines.

5. Ring Training – This type of training basically uses portable gymnastic rings that you can take anywhere with you. You throw the straps up over any high bar like a pullup bar, the top of a power rack, or even over a football field goal crossbar. Then you can quickly adjust the rings to do exercises like ring dips, ring pushups, ring pull-ups, hanging leg raises, horizontal body rows, L-sits, and more. Dips and pushups on the rings are my favorites and the rings really make them a hell of a lot more difficult, while also incorporating your stabilizer muscles to a much greater degree. The rings allow your joints to move in a more natural pattern and can help you prevent or even recover from shoulder injuries. Personally, when I try dips on a normal dip stand, it hurts my shoulders. However, dips on the training rings feel perfect, and also give me a much better muscle pump. The training rings are one of the best training devices I’ve ever bought. Give them a try…I think you’ll like them if you’re up for a challenge. I found my rings, which you can hang up easily on a power rack, pullup bars, or at a park, at ringtraining.com.

6. Swimming – A great full body workout that stresses the muscles and joints in a much different way than most resistance training. Incorporating swimming workouts once or twice a week into your normal training routines can really enhance your physique. I recommend trying a “sprint” style swimming workout, which will help more for building muscle compared with endurance long distance swimming. For sprint style, swim as hard as you can to the other side of a 25-meter or 50-meter pool (or sprint swim similar distances in a lake or the ocean if you like to swim outdoors). Rest enough to catch your breath between sprint swims (about 20-40 seconds). Try to keep the rest intervals fairly short with swim sprints. You can also mix different strokes (crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, backstroke, butterfly) on each swim sprint. I’ve found that sprint swimming gives me a great muscle pump (especially in the upper body), without any soreness the next day as is typical with weight training. This is because swimming has no eccentric movement (the negative portion of a lift), which is what causes muscle soreness. Keep in mind that even though swimming works your muscles well and is a nice alternative workout to mix in once or twice a week, it does not strengthen your bones. You still need to do regular weight training to do that.

7. Sandbag Training – This form of training is a nice variation to mix in with your strength training. It works your body with an unstable object, which makes muscles that might normally be neglected get in on the action to perform the movements. I’ve been mixing some sandbag training into my routines for over a year now, and I’ve found it is a very intense method of training that works your muscles in a different way and gets you huffing and puffing like crazy. You can make your own sandbags to train with by filling various sized duffle bags with sand, or you can use those construction type sandbags that come in several shapes. Sandbag exercises can be done as squats, cleans, presses, lunges, shouldering, throws or heaves, carrying up hills, etc. Make no mistake, training intensely with sandbags will get you ripped in no time flat! I’ve actually found an entire book devoted to sandbag training, which gave me some great ideas for doing sandbag based workouts. If you’re interested in this type of training, you can find more info at my ‘fitness products’ page at truthaboutabs.com at the link below.

8. Mountain Biking – As you may have figured by now, I’m not a proponent of steady pace endurance exercise, but rather, highly variable intensity exercise that works with bursts of exertion followed by recovery intervals. Well, mountain biking fits this bill perfectly. You get the leg pumping exertion during the uphill climbs, while also getting the adrenaline rush of the downhill acting as your recovery intervals. Mix it all together and you get a super-fun, high-intensity, leg burning workout that will melt fat off of your entire body and build awesome legs at the same time. The climbs can be tough and will challenge you both physically and mentally as you pump away trying to make it up steep hills without having to resort to getting off of the bike. Then after you make it up the challenging climbs, you get rewarded with the adrenaline rush of flying down steep hills while jumping off of boulders and logs and trying not to stumble or fall off the bike. It’s such an addicting thrill…I love it! See, who says that working out has to be boring!

9. Indoor (or outdoor) Rock Climbing – This is yet another fun way to get in a great workout that will also challenge you both physically and mentally. Indoor rock climbing gyms have starting popping up all over the place in recent years and will be more accessible than outdoor rock climbing to most people. Rock climbing is a great workout for your legs, arms, shoulders, and your entire back. It also really works your grip strength and forearms like crazy. Whenever I go indoor rock climbing (which is only on occasion), my forearms are sore for about 2-3 days afterwards. Give it a try if you’ve never done it…it may be just what you’re looking for to spice up your fitness routine.

10. Stick Wrestling – This is a killer full body workout and can also be a great competition between you and your friends. This is probably more of a guy thing for most people. You could even come up with your own “fight club” and have stick wrestling competitions with your buddies to see who is toughest. There are actually sticks designed specifically for stick wresting, but you can even just use a strong broomstick cut down to about 30-36 inches long and taped up with some athletic tape to prevent splinters. For your stick wrestling workout, stand on a soft mat or carpeted area (or grass if outdoors), match up with a friend or foe. You’ll both grab the same stick toward the ends with your hands on the outsides of your partner’s hands, on the inside, or staggered. Then you simply push, pull, jerk, and thrash your opponent around trying to knock them off balance until they either fall or lose their grip of the stick…and you win that round! Be careful not to get the stick up high and knock each other in the face. Use common sense. You can do this in 1-2 minute rounds or just keep going until someone gives up. Be creative and keep going until you’ve gotten a killer workout. Your forearms and legs will be screaming!

11. Strongman Training – This type of training is a little more hard-core, but it’s a blast for those who are into trying something different. The premise is based on the types of exercises competitors perform in the “worlds strongest man” competitions. If you have a yard, you can even set up some of these exercises in your yard and do some outdoor workouts to have a little fun. Your neighbors will probably give you some funny looks, but it’s fun, so who cares! You can get one of those giant tractor tires and do tire flips (which is basically a deadlift followed by a push-press). You can also try your hand at log lifts, boulder lifts and carries, keg lifts and tosses, weighted sled dragging…anything that involves pulling, pushing, lifting, or heaving any types of odd objects. You don’t need to be a monster to enjoy this type of training…just handle whatever size objects are challenging for your individual strength. Strongman training works your entire body in a very intense fashion and could easily spark some new results. If you’re interested in finding out more ideas for strongman training, check out my ‘fitness products’ page at truthaboutabs.com at the link below.

12. Rope Climbing – This goes back to the old high school days of climbing the rope in gym class. Seriously, if you have access to a rope, either at a gym or somewhere outdoors, rope climbing builds a powerful and ripped upper body like no other exercise. A great way to incorporate rope climbing into intense workouts is to do a climb up, then lower yourself back down. Then while your upper body is recovering for the next climb, you can do a lower body exercise like squats or lunges, or go up and down stairs. Keep alternating the upper body rope climbs with the lower body exercises in between and you’ll get one hell of a full body workout.

13. Bag Boxing – You can use a heavy bag, a speed bag, or even one of those rebound bags to get a great workout. Among the three, the heavy bag is the best all around full body workout, while the speed bag will test your rhythm and timing and give you a great upper body workout. If available at your gym or if you have a bag at home, try mixing these in as a good warm-up or as an intense finish to your strength routine.

14. Rope Skipping – You can’t beat rope jumping as a great full body exercise. I like to use it as a warm-up for my weight training workouts. I prefer to use the really cheap “speed” ropes with a plastic rope instead of a fabric rope. Once you get good, you can jump rope much faster with the plastic ropes than the fabric ones, which will allow you to get a more intense workout. And don’t mess with the weighted handle ropes…they’ll just slow you down. Your goal is speed when rope skipping. Try mixing together two legged jumps, one-legged jumps, arm crossovers, double jumps (rope passes under feet twice for each jump) to keep things interesting and increase the intensity. Also, try alternating 15-20 second high intensity bursts where you jump as fast as you possibly can, followed by 15-20 second recovery intervals where you jump slowly to get ready for your next burst. Keep repeating until you’re whooped, which might happen pretty quick!

15. Jumping exercises – squat jumps, box jumps, lunge jumps, and broad jumps are some of the best ways to incorporate explosive jumping exercises into your routines. The explosive and powerful nature of jumping exercises works your leg muscles in an entirely different way than most normal slow grinding strength training moves. I’ve even seen a university study cited once that found squat jumps to elicit the greatest testosterone response of all exercises studied. That means more muscle and less fat on your entire body, not just your legs. Try super-setting jumping exercises with upper body exercises for some really intense workouts.

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed all of these ideas for ways to really shake up your workouts and make them fun again. I know some of them may seem a little “out there”, but open your mind to the possibilities and you’ll never be bored again…and your body will respond with new found results!

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