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  • Barbie’s Proportions On A Real Woman Are Mildly Terrifying

    Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    Barbie was always known for her shapely body – small waist, tight and high derriere, and full bust line. Well, that scenario worked well for Barbie but for us real girls? Well, not so much. Take a look at what we found. A real woman who wants a "Barbie" body is facing a lot of surgery and probably disappointment. In other words, the "Barbie" body is unattainable.
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    According to Aqua's famous song, "Barbie Girl," "life in plastic" is "fantastic." But judging from this photo showing how Barbie's proportions would look on an actual human woman, emulating Barbie doesn't seem all that great.

    The photo began making the Internet rounds after Australian blog, So Bad So Good" tweeted it: 

    The woman in the photograph is model Katie Halchishick, co-founder of Healthy Is The New Skinnyan organization dedicated to "revolutionizing how we think about, talk about, live in and love our bodies."

    This is hardly the first time that someone has pointed out how unrealistic a Barbie doll's proportions are, but it's still interesting to see the proportions drawn out onto an actual body. Some initial observations:

    – Oddly pointy chin.

    – A chest about half the width of her chest.

    – Giant eyes!

    – A neck that seems unlikely to be able to support her head.  

    Original Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/06/barbie-real-woman-proportions-mildly-terrifying_n_1749204.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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  • The Biggest Lie About Age That Women Still Believe

    Posted on Monday, August 6, 2012

    Dr. Diana is a fabulous, generous woman who loves helping women find their "Mr Wonderful". Her methods teach us how to be more responsive to the subtle prompts of finding love suitable to our needs. She offers you a special coaching offer here:  If you want a powerful coach to help you, click here and get your own free 40 minute Love Mentoring session by phone or Skype. Remember to say Cynthia Sent Me for VIP treatment!
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    by Dr. Diana Kirschner 

    Most all of us women, no matter how old we are, fall prey to this lie. And it feels pretty awful...

    However, it's just not true.

    The biggest lie about age that women still believe is—drum roll please—that men are not attracted to older women.  That once you hit your 40s, 50s, 60s or 70s, and you are single, it is next to impossible to get a great guy for the companionship, fun and romance you really want. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT THE CASE. It is just that women need support, encouragement and dating advice to make love work (just as younger women do!).  And the truth is when they have that kind of coaching, women of any age can create a relationship that is over the moon–the best they have ever ever had!

    Here is a true love story by Brenda Thomas who is 60-something years young.  Brenda is in Love Mentoring with one of our awesome coaches and she finally has her "Mr. Wonderful."  (Note: If you want a powerful Love Mentor to help you, click here and get your own free 40 minute Love Mentoring session by phone or Skype. Just say Cynthia Sent Me for VIP treatment!) Now here's Brenda's story:

    Several years ago, my cousin, Jonny, gave me a Mr. Wonderful doll for Christmas. I had no idea what a hit Mr. Wonderful was making around the country. He was a hunky male who, when his palm was pressed, uttered phrases like, "Let's just cuddle tonight."

    Or "Actually, I'm not sure which way to go. I'll turn in here and ask for directions." "Honey, why don't you just relax and let me make dinner tonight" or "Can your mother stay another week?"  

    Funny, huh? Not really...obviously, I didn't have a Mr. Wonderful nor was one coming any time soon. What's wrong with just cuddling or asking for directions or making dinner? Forget the one about my mother staying for another week....even I would have to veto that!

    I felt like if I had a guy who came home and said, "Honey, you've been on my mind all day. That's why I bought you these flowers," I would be his adoring slave FOREVER!!! Of course, that would be after he brought me back to consciousness. But, as we know, men and women are just wired differently. Really? I have to say I'm being challenged in that belief. Perhaps, we're not all that different after all. Maybe, it's that each of us is unique with our little idiosyncrasies that develop over a lifetime. Maybe, it's not so much about being a male or a female.

    Maybe, it's more about finding the person who makes life a little easier, a little more fun, a little more meaningful. Finding the person who you can't wait to share your piece of news with. Or the person who makes you feel completely content just sitting next to him.

    As you know, I'm writing this in my 60s . I've been independent for 16 years...sometimes, happily so and sometimes, reluctantly. I don't think that I ever lost that joy for life....the ability to wake up happy every morning and look forward to whatever the day brings. I don't think being single made me think my life was terribly lacking in any way. But, doesn't a great love bring us closer to our higher selves? When I was 18, I read Gibran just like every college freshman and his writing on Sorrow really stuck with me. In fact, it's been my mantra for life, "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy it can contain." There has been great sorrow in my life....almost always followed by great joy....the yin and the yang. You just can't have one without the other.

    And, so I've waited and waited....sixteen years...for the great joy that follows the great sorrow. Lots of missteps, false starts, abrupt endings, unsatisfying couplings.

    Then, I started hearing things like....

    "Mmmm....you look so beautiful in the morning."

    "You know, I think it's really important that we talk about our relationship. Tell me whatever you're feeling. I believe in total honesty."

    OH MY GOD!!!! HE'S HERE!!! MR. WONDERFUL IS HERE!!!

    - Brenda Thomas  

    Thanks, Brenda, for this inspirational story!  Remember, you can find your own "Mr. Wonderful"  no matter what age you are right now.  Just like Brenda did. And if you want a powerful coach to help you, click here and get your own free 40 minute Love Mentoring session by phone or Skype. Remember to say Cynthia Sent Me  for VIP treatment! Wishing you love, Dr. Diana

    Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. is a psychologist whose revolutionary work is the basis of a PBS TV Special for women over 45 on love.  She is the author of the best-selling dating advice book, Love in 90 Days, and the highly acclaimed relationship advice bookSealing the Deal: The Love Mentor's Guide to Lasting Love. Visit Dr. Diana at www.lovein90days.com 

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  • Revolution of YOU with Katie Humphrey

    Posted on Friday, August 3, 2012

     

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    As a keynote speaker, empowerment coach, author of Revolution of YOU, and spokesperson for PCOS Insulite Laboratories, Katie Humphrey inspires women to feel confident, fit and motivated. Her dynamic Revolution of YOU brand helps overwhelmed and stressed out women confidently reach their goals. Katie has been interviewed on many radio stations and has been featured in Shape.com, The Couch Potato Diet and is a featured expert on ChickRx, a savvy health and wellness resource for women. With a passion for helping others, she volunteers at Pace Center for Girls and founded the Girl Empowered Club a program that helps teen girls feel healthy, happy and confident. Katie holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Stetson University and is president of JK Humphrey International. She resides in Ocala, Florida with her husband. http://katiehumphrey.com/

    Katie Humphrey offered great advice to The Ageless Sisters  today regarding how to live your life on purpose with several tips she suggests to love lift more. I know you'll enjoy our time together and I certainly came away from the interview feeling more positive about myself and my life. Here are here some of her suggestions and tips:

    1. See yourself where you want to be and ask, "how would the new me behave, think, what would she eat and how would she exercise?"

    2. Begin each day how you want to feel by doing exercises that are inspired or peaceful.  Healthy habits should be simple and fun. Eat healthily in a way that's enjoyable and make exercise simple and fun.

    3. Reward your progress and celebrate often  – positively reinforce good behavior.

    4. Don't force to do things you don't love  – it will set you up for self-sabotage.

    5. Surround yourself with like-minded people  – other people who want and are seeking the same things as you, will help you accomplish anything! Love, support and encouragement helps.

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  • Talented 17-year-old girl takes home top prize at Google Science Fair

    Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012

    Don't you love inspiring ideas brought forth by our teens? I do because my granddaughter is one of those bright young aspiring scientists, too. Kudos to Brittany Wenger for her breast cancer app and all those brainiacs who presented their science projects to Google Science Fair...
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    Talented 17-year-old girl takes home top prize at Google Science Fair after creating breast cancer diagnosis app that is 'hospital-ready'

    By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 

    A 17-year-old girl has won the Google Science Fair grand prize after creating an iPhone app that helps doctors diagnose breast cancer.

    Brittany Wenger, from Florida, combined the fields of biology and computer science to a develop a computer program called a 'neural network,' which mimics the human brain.

    Detecting complex patterns to make diagnostic calls on breast cancer, her program correctly identifies 99per cent of malignant tumors, which won her a $50,000 college scholarship from Google.

    Google grand winner: Brittany Wenger developed a computer program called a 'neural network, ' which correctly identifies 99per cent of malignant tumors

    Miss Wenger told WWSB: 'I think it might be hospital ready. I'd love to get different data from doctors. Right now, I have 700 test samples.'

    Chosen from among 30 international finalists, five teenage winners of the second annual Google Science Fair were announced on Monday.

    They were treated, as well as the runners-up, to a gala held in an airplane hanger near the company's Palo Alto headquarters in California.

    Prizes include a college scholarships from Google for $25,000 or $50,000, trips to scientific hotspots like CERN and Fermilab, and trophies made out of Lego bricks.

    Hospital-ready: The 17-year-old combined the fields of biology and computer science, developing a computer program which diagnoses breast cancer tumors

    Winning app: Detecting complex patterns to make diagnostic calls on breast cancer, her program won her the grand prize and a $50,000 college scholarship

    An eight grader from San Diegan, won the 13- to 14-year-old category, after he showed that the experience of music could be improved for the hard-of-hearing through tactile sound.

    Jonah Kohn said in a YouTube video: 'Last year, when I wanted to play guitar with one of my friends, I realized it was much too loud in the classroom to hear the guitar.

    'But if you put your teeth on the top of the guitar, then you can hear it no matter how loud it is around you.'

    Filtering songs down to different frequency ranges and applying those vibrations to different parts of the body, like fingertips, Mr Kohn proved that the listening experience of people with cochlear implants could be improved by 95per cent, based on tests from 12 individuals with hearing loss.

    Jonah kohn: The eight grader from San Diegan won the 13- to 14-year-old category, after he showed that the experience of music could be improved for the hard-of-hearing through tactile sound

    Mighty trio: Ivan Hervias Rodriguez, Marcos Ochoa and Sergio Pascual won the 15-16-year-old category, documenting nasty germs living in Spain's fresh water

    He told KPBS: 'I thought it was a very inspiring idea. I thought it could help a massive amount of people.'

    The winning project in the 15- to 16-year-old category, went to a trio of young scientists form Logroño, Spain, who documented the microbes and nasty germs living in the fresh water in the country's north east.

    According to their project description, Ivan Hervias Rodriguez, Marcos Ochoa and Sergio Pascual collected hundreds of samples over more than three years, documenting the presence of microbes found in over 60 fresh water sites, and establishing fresh water quality for the entire valley of the Ebro River.

    Vint Cerf, Google's chief Internet evangelist, told Scientific American: 'They went back to a very ancient tradition in natural sciences, which is sampling the real world, cataloguing what you find, and then analyzing it to try to interpret what the implications are.'

    Original Post: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2179024/Talented-17-year-old-girl-takes-home-prize-Google-Science-Fair-creating-breast-cancer-diagnosis-app-hospital-ready.html

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  • Young people who use sunbeds ‘are twice as likely to develop deadliest skin cancer’

    Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012

    By now most everyone knows that overexposure to the sun creates a risk for not only dry, leathery skin but the possibility of creating skin cancer. Sun exposure or tanning rays from tanning beds may accelerate skin cancer, too, so you may want to rethink lying in a UV bed that bakes you on all sides. We need Vitamin D say the experts but only 20 minutes of sun exposure each day is the recommended dose and you can get that by taking a walk or deliberately sitting outside enjoying Mother Nature.
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    Tanning devices could be responsible for more than 400 cases of malignant melonoma in Britain each year.  

    Risk rises by 20 per cent for people who use a sunbed at any stage in their lives

    By JENNY HOPE 

    Young people who use sunbeds almost double their risk of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer, warn researchers.

    The risk rises by 20 per cent for people using a sunbed at any stage in their lives, according to new estimates.

    As a result, tanning devices could be responsible for triggering malignant melanoma in more than 400 Britons each year – with 100 dying from the disease.

    Warning: Young people who use sunbeds almost double their risk of developing the mos deadly form of skin cancer, researchers say

    A stark warning from European specialists about the perils of sunbed use comes after figures showed the number of over 50s suffering melanoma has tripled in 30 years.

    Experts blame the rise of tanning salons and cheap holidays to the sun which boomed in the 1970s.

    The latest study, published in the British Medical Journal, says the toll from sunbed use is likely to increase as cancer takes several years to develop and young people fail to heed health warnings.

    Dr Mathieu Boniol, of the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France, who led the study, said 'tougher actions' were needed to get the message across.

    He said 'The burden of cancer attributable to sunbed use could further increase in the next 20 years because the recent, high usage levels observed in many countries have not yet achieved their full carcinogenic effects and because usage levels of teenagers and young adults remain high in many countries.'

    Malignant melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer, with almost 13,000 Britons diagnosed in 2010.

    Tragically, it is the fastest growing cancer in young people and the most common cancer in women in their 20s.

    Melanoma, which is linked to sun damage, is treatable if caught early but patients who develop metastatic disease – where the cancer has spread – are rarely cured with chemotherapy.

    Just five per cent are still alive five years after diagnosis, with around 2,000 people dying each year.

    Deadly: Melanoma (pictured) is treatable if caught early but patients who develop metastatic disease – where the cancer has spread – are rarely cured with chemotherapy

    In the new study, researchers looked at data from 27 studies conducted between 1981 and 2012 involving 11,428 cases of melanoma.

    It showed the risk of developing the cancer increased by 20 per cent for those who had ever used an indoor tanning device with ultraviolet light.

    But the chances of developing melanoma shot up in those people who started using sunbeds before their 35th birthday – with the risk almost doubling.

    The study estimated the use of sunbeds leads to almost 3,500 cases of skin cancer and 800 deaths every year across Europe.

    It suggested there were 444 cases and 99 deaths attributable to sunbed use in Britons – with the toll four times higher in women than men.

    The researchers pointed out that the dangers of indoor tanning have only recently been recognised.

    'Powerful ultraviolet tanning units may be 10-15 times stronger than the midday sunlight on the Mediterranean sea, and repeated exposure to large amounts of ultraviolet A delivered to the skin in relatively short periods (typically 10-20 minutes) constitutes a new experience for humans,' said the study.

    The researchers called for tanning under the age of 18 to be restricted, and unsupervised tanning salons to be banned – laws that are already in place in Australia and several European countries.

    They accuse the sunbed industry of giving 'information intended to deceive consumers'.

    'The sunbed industry has used the opportunity to claim that properly regulated indoor tanning is safe, and that it might even have health benefits' they said.

    In the UK, scientists at the Health Protection Agency say sunbeds should never be used by the under 18s.

    Changes to the law in England mean those aged under 18 cannot use tanning salons or sunbeds at commercial premises, and restrictions also apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    Original Post: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2178575/Young-people-use-sunbeds-twice-likely-develop-deadliest-skin-cancer.html

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  • The face of perfection: Cheryl, Kylie, Kate and more rolled into one

    Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012

    The faces of perfection – from full, shiny hair to unlined foreheads to dark sensuous, smoldering eyes followed
    by prominent cheeks, full, pouty lips and a hint of a tan is perfection for women. Alas, it's great to strive for excellence so take great care of yourself, wash your face at night, think great thoughts and treat everyone with kindness. Oh, and remember to keep up your facial exercises so that your confidence soars.
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    By ROSIE TAYLOR 

    She looks hauntingly familiar. The doe eyes are particularly distinctive. And those full lips should be a giveaway.

    But however hard you try, you'll struggle to pin down the identity of this beauty.

    She is made up of the celebrity features most desired by thousands of women.


    Cheryl, Kylie, Kate, Angelina and Katie: it takes more than one woman to create the perfect face  

    She has the dark hair and eyes of Cheryl Cole, the smooth forehead of Kylie Minogue and the striking cheekbones of Kate Moss.

    The pouting lips are taken from Angelina Jolie and the sun-kissed tan from Katie Price to complete the 'perfect face'.

    According to a survey of 1,500 beauty professionals, one in five women ask for Miss Cole's hair and 12 per cent request Miss Price's tan.


    To create the perfect face you need Cheryl Cole's big hair and doe eyes as well as Kate Moss' cheekbones


    Together with Kylie Minogue's Botox-smooth forehead and the full lips of Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie's lips inspire 23 per cent of women seeking lip implants or injections, the Salon Services poll found.


    Desirable: Katie Price's tan

    Dr Kieren Bong, a cosmetic doctor based in Glasgow, said his clients were frequently requesting Miss Moss's cheekbones, Miss Minogue's forehead and Miss Jolie's lips.

    Psychologist Carmen Lefevre, of the University of St Andrews, said the celebrities' full features signal fertility in the mind.

    She added: 'Large eyes and full lips may make a woman appear particularly young, which again ultimately cues fertility, since younger women can conceive more easily.'

    Original Post: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2176761/The-face-perfection-Cheryl-Cole-Kylie-Minogue-Kate-Moss-rolled-one.html

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