Archive for the 'Beauty' Category

Put Your Best Face Forward, Part 2

Posted in Beauty on May 30th, 2012 by Lance

That wouldn’t be so bad, Goldman said. But then there is part two. Now you have a lot of oil and it’s clogged up in a little tube. The normal bacteria — called Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes — which live inside the pores and on the skin, love this oil. They literally gobble it up.
That still wouldn’t be so bad, but the action of the bacteria turns the oil into free fatty acids. And those are very, very irritating to skin.
So now you have all this oil in the pores, clogged up under the skin, with a million times more bacteria making an acid that the skin is sensitive to. What does the body do? It brings in white blood cells to kill off the overabundance of bacteria. Read more »

Put Your Best Face Forward, Part 1

Posted in Beauty on May 30th, 2012 by Lance

When Diane York-Goldman speaks online about skin care, she said most of the questions are about acne. But speaking face-to-face before a group in school? It may be on everyone’s mind, but no one asks about it. “There’s so much embarrassment,” she said. Read more »

Skin Care: Do You Know What’s in Your Products?

Posted in Beauty on November 11th, 2011 by Lance

Are you a label reader? Did you know that it is just as important to read the labels for what you put on your skin as it is for what you eat? Our skin is the largest vital organ of the body and it reacts in different ways to what we put on it. Read more »

Lion Hunt

Posted in Beauty on November 2nd, 2011 by Lance

This rapidly executed sketch shows a hunting scene, a theme often portrayed by Delacroix. In the center, the rearing horse dominates the composition, and in the general commotion we can just make out lions, horses and horsemen, particularly on the right hand side. Read more »

Communication It’s everything Post 1

Posted in Beauty on August 8th, 2011 by Lance

We often don’t realize how much we rely on speech, and even fewer of us understand the impact and power of nonverbal communication. Somewhere, a long time ago, I read that only 30% of our communication with one another is verbal ? talking to each other ? and the rest, a whopping 70%, is nonverbal! Read more »


Posted in Beauty on July 18th, 2011 by Lance

Sore muscles; bed feels too hard — like lying on a pile of rocks.
A bruised sensation as if broken, all over the body.

Abscesses with great pain and violent burning.
Violent burning .
Great pain when flow from abscesses becomes scanty. Read more »

Guide for Parents to Teach Swimming

Posted in Beauty on June 24th, 2011 by Lance

Is there any step-to-step guide for parents to teach swimming, particularly for kids, say around 7 years of age. Kids seem to always fear venturing out of the shallow. Can you recommend any technique that is recent on teaching swimming to kids of that age? Read more »

School Uniforms in High School

Posted in Beauty on May 27th, 2011 by Lance

What is your opinion about school uniforms at the high school level? We are considering sending our daughter to a private high school that requires them, but are concerned that her individuality and creative expression might be stifled. Read more »

Getting Him to Cook

Posted in Beauty on April 8th, 2011 by Lance

My new husband and I both work. However, I’m always the one expected to take care of dinner. I think this is because growing up, his mom was always the one to get dinner on the table. We’ve only been married a few months and I don’t want to get stuck in a pattern. Any suggestions? Read more »

The Aguero Sisters

Posted in Beauty on March 9th, 2011 by Lance

A mysterious death and suicide haunt the main characters of this novel. Set against the backdrop of both Castro’s Havana and the Cuban-exile community in the U.S., “The Aguero Sisters” weaves a lyrical tale of love, loss and family secrets.

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