Study says,  Physically stronger men are more attractive
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Study says, Physically stronger men are more attractive

In many mammalian species, females prefer the strongest males and the research from Griffith University reveals that it is the same for humans as well. Dr Aaron Sell, the study author and a senior lecturer at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, says that the upper body strength makes a man attractive which includes having wider shoulders, being physically fit and having greater handgrip strength. "We weren't surprised that women found physically strong men attractive ... what did surprise us was just how powerful the effect was," said Dr Aaron Sell. He added: "Our data couldn't find even a single woman that preferred weaker or feminine male bodies." In the study, women were shown pictures of men's bodies and asked how attractive they were, to find out how important physical strength is to men's bodily attractiveness. The results showed that women predicted the attractiveness of a man's body from three things: how physically strong he looks, how tall he is, and how lean he is. The most shocking thing was none among the 150 women in the study, preferred weak men. Furthermore, the study found that looking strong was considered much more important for man's attractiveness than being tall or lean. Dr Sell mentioned: "Among our ancestors, one variable that predicted both a man's genetic quality and his ability to invest was the man's formidability." He added: "Therefore, modern women should still have mate choice mechanisms that respond to cues of a man's fighting ability. One crucial component of a man's ability to fight was his upper body strength."
0 0 904 13 December, 2017 Alternative, Fashion, Health, life more
Delhi air pollution would ruin your skin? Here are some beauty fixes
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Delhi air pollution would ruin your skin? Here are some beauty fixes

While the Delhi air pollution is harmful for your lungs, your skin is not immune to it either. You may face infections, drab skin and pigmenation, among other problems. Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and beauty expert Shahnaz Husain give tips: * Make sure you cover your face with a soft cotton cloth so that pollutants do not stick to your skin. * Follow a regular cleansing regime for your face. Keep a cream cleanser and toner handy so that you can clean your face every four hours. * Avoid touching your face now and then. Keep a hand sanitiser in your bag. This will keep infections away. * Smear a layer of sunscreen before stepping outdoors. Regular application of sunscreen on your skin will create a barrier between the skin and harmful UV rays that can cause skin damage such as inflammation and pigmentation.  
*Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that help repair your skin.
* Maintain a diet rich in antioxidants to repair your skin. Include green tea, basil leaves, green vegetables, beans and blueberries in your diet. * Antioxidant like Vitamin E, Vitamin C, cumin seed, thyme, and buddleja extract detoxify the skin. * If you have dry skin, use a cleansing cream or gel. For oily skin, cleansing milk or face wash may be used. Also,use facial scrub after cleansing. Look for products with ingredients like sandalwood, eucalyptus, mint, neem, tulsi and aloe vera when you buy cleansers. The anti-toxic and tonic properties of such ingredients help clear skin congestion. If the skin is prone to eruptive conditions like acne, pimples and rash, it should be protected with specialised creams that protect and reduce oiliness. * Skin brushing helps eliminate toxins. It is used in the treatment of cellulite, which is caused by deposits of water, fat and other wastes collecting in pockets beneath the skin. The entire surface is brushed, using a rough cloth, or a natural bristle brush. Begin from the feet and go upwards. Then brush from lower to upper arms. Go across the shoulders and back. Brush gently on the chest and abdomen. * Activated charcoal is used to detoxify the skin, because it draws out toxins. It also refines the pores and removes dead skin cells. Activated charcoal can also be used in face masks. Mix activated charcoal with aloe vera gel and rose water. Apply a thin layer on the face, avoiding the lips and area around the eyes. For acne-prone skin, add three to four drops of tea tree oil and rose water to activated charcoal, for a face mask. Wash off the mask after 20 minutes.
0 0 374 15 November, 2017 Alternative, Fashion, Food, Health, life more
Here are 8 Things You Shouldn’t Wear to a Job Interview
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Here are 8 Things You Shouldn’t Wear to a Job Interview

A big part of getting a job is making a good first impression, and a big part of making a good first impression is how you dress for the interview. While you don't have to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe, putting in a little extra effort will pay off in the long run. Before your next interview, make sure you aren't making any interview attire mistakes. Here's what not to wear to an interview. Everyone knows that short hemlines and plunging necklines aren't acceptable for a job interview, wearing an inappropriate dress that's also a bright, flashy color - like red -simply makes this situation worse. So, be mindful when choosing your clothes. If you're going to wear a daring color, like red, do it tactfully, making sure the overall design of your outfit is especially conservative. There are other colors that are less dramatic that work well for business interviews. And, it's a good idea to avoid short hemlines and skin-tight fits altogether.

1. What Not to Wear to an Interview

While a blazer is a good go-to choice for almost any interview, be mindful of what you wear underneath. Inevitably, the deep-v formed by the blazer's lapel creates a plunging neckline. If you're going to wear a camisole or a shell underneath, make sure it covers you appropriately. Of course, layering with a button-down is a no-fail option, too. This tip applies to men, too. Unless you're interviewing in a casual environment, like at a startup company, wearing a blazer on top doesn't give you the excuse to wear a tired t-shirt underneath. Take the extra effort and put on a button-down or, at the very least, a v-neck sweater.

2. Go Light on Perfume and Cologne

Take it easy on the perfume and cologne, as you never know if your interviewer might have an allergy or aversion to strong scents. Either way, you don't want your overwhelming spray of perfume or dab of cologne to be the first, or last, thing your interviewer notices about you.

3. Leave Your Headphones at Home

What's wrong with this picture? At first glance, it seems like not much, as the young man is dressed in a dapper suit and tie. But, take a closer look: the headphones have got to go. While it's fine to listen to music on your commute to the interview, take them off before you enter the office, and stow them away before you're called in for the appointment. Otherwise, you risk seeming distracted and unfocused, and you certainly don't want to be fumbling with tangled cords as you meet and shake hands with your interviewer. There are some other things that shouldn't make it to the interview room, as well. Review what - and what not - to bring to a job interview before you head out the door.

 4. Be Careful About Casual

It can be hard to figure out what to wear for a summer job interview. When the weather is warming up, no one wants to suffer in a heavy suit. At the same time, that doesn't give you an excuse to throw professionalism out the window and wear super-casual shorts, a tank top, or a skimpy sundress. Fortunately, because many summer jobs tend to be more "business casual" than especially dressy, most likely you won't have to dress in a dark wool suit or heavy blazer. Both men and women can consider wearing tailored khakis, a nice polo shirt or button-down, and a pair of sensible shoes - but no flip-flops!

 5. Avoid Looking Too Dated

In a competitive job market, everything matters - including your overall appearance. If your wardrobe is outdated, or if you have been out of the workforce for awhile and your closet reflects it, invest in some modern, fashion-forward clothes to wear to your interview. Don't forget about shoes, either. Throwing on a pair of sneakers, an old pair of pumps, or beat up dress shoes certainly won't make you look polished or professional. You don't have to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe, because you can easily find great pieces at discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls, or even at stores like Target and Old Navy. You might be surprised by how much your shopping trip will pay-off.

6. Don't Overdo Your Makeup

While it's important to look your best, loading on makeup is not the best way to go about it. Keep your look natural, avoiding dark eye shadow, bright lipstick, or heavy foundation. Your best bet is to stick with a light coat of mascara, a touch of powder, and some tinted lip balm. Aim to look refreshed and awake, without looking too done up. These interview makeup do's and don'ts will help you get the perfect look.

7. Traditional Ties Make the Best Impression

Now is not the time to pull out that novelty tie you got last Christmas. Even if you think your tie will make a statement, err on the side of caution and stick with something that's more traditional. A pattern with conservative colors is perfectly fine - like subdued stripes, or tasteful paisley - but don't try to be a funny guy who wears the tacky tie.

8. Keep Accessories to a Minimum

Both women and men should keep accessories to a minimum. Ladies should avoid excess jewelry - instead of big hoops or chandelier earrings, opt for classic studs. It's also a good idea to avoid wearing flashy necklaces, large sunglasses, or anything "bedazzled." While accessories aren't so much of an issue for men, it's important to be mindful of your cufflinks, your tie clip, and your belt - don't wear anything you might wear out to a club, for example. Regardless of what you choose to wear, just remember that you want to look polished and professional. Don't let your outfit detract from the focus on the interview: you, your work experience, and how you would be the best fit for the job you want.

0 0 490 10 August, 2017 career, Fashion, life more
Follow there simple tips to keep your jewellery rust free
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Follow there simple tips to keep your jewellery rust free

Do not wear perfume, hair lotion or cream after wearing jewellery, and keep them in a cool and dark place to keep them rust free, say experts. Vikalp Bothara, Founder of, and Kirti Aggarwal, designer, Opa Accessories, have shared tips to keep jewellery rust free. * Keep the jewellery clean and dry. Whether it is a necklace, ring, bracelet or earrings, exposing jewellry to any type of cream, lotion, perfume, oil or even water is an accelerator of rusting. Make sure to apply cream and perfume before wearing your jewellry. * Store it properly. Neckpieces must hang on hooks vertically and the pieces of jewellry should not be in contact with one another. * Remove your jewellry piece before you doze off for sleep. If you are not doing it then it’s a sure way to damage it, to make it tarnish more quickly or even break it. * Do not store the jewellery in velvet as velvet dulls the shine of the jewellery. Rather you can keep your jewellery in Cotton to maintain it’s shine and quality. * After you are done wearing jewellery, wipe it with soft cloth or plush cotton and out it in ziplock bag, or satin bag. * Store jewellery in a place that is cool, dark and not exposed to air. * Avoid liquid cleaners on your jewellery as they get stuck in the engravings and cause dullness. * Remove your jewellery before going to shower or even before washing your hands. Clearly avoid wearing jewellery before heading outdoors while it’s raining.
0 0 929 05 August, 2017 Alternative, Fashion, life more
Stock these 5 essential oils in your beauty cabinet
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Stock these 5 essential oils in your beauty cabinet

From lavender oil, rosemary oil to neroli oil, add essential oils to your daily skin care routine for better results, say experts. Puniti, Beauty Expert and Director, 7 Shades by Puniti Unisex Salon, points out “essential oils have amazing properties which are also used in aroma therapy and naturopathy”. Vijay Singhal, senior consultant, Dermatologist at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, feels essential oils are carrier oils and should only be used with agents which can be moisturisers, body lotions and hair oils or even water.“Use of these essential oils more than in quantity of more than three or four drops may cause irritation and even skin damages. The best property of these oils could be that they can be used in every season throughout the year,” he added. * Lavender oil: Most commonly used for its relaxing effects on the body. The aroma of the oil is relaxing and helps to release stress. A drop or two, when rubbed in the temples helps in better sleep. Used with coconut oil, lavender oil helps getting rid of lice and their eggs as well. Adding a drop or two in your regular moisturizer helps healing sunburn. * Tea tree oil: Helps in getting rid of pimples and their marks. It can also help in eliminating toenail fungus. Use of tea tree oil with your regular hair oil helps one get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp. * Rosemary oil: Extremely beneficial for hair growth and has properties which help hair thickening. Rosemary oil helps in improving memory and is beneficial for liver detoxification. * Sandalwood oil: It has benefits which include being antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic and is disinfectant. It is most effective during monsoon when the chances of getting infections are the most. Fill a large bowl with steaming water, add one to two drops of sandal wood essential oil and use the same for face spa. It’s not only refreshing but will help get rid of blemishes. * Neroli oil: The interesting thing about this bitter orange oil is their beneficial properties for getting sound sleep and be stress-free. It is a natural remedy for anxiety, depression, hysteria, panic, shock and stress. Wet a cotton ball, add a drop of neroli oil and lightly dab it on your skin to help treat acne. You can also mix it with the skin cream to help regenerate your skin. Partap Chauhan, Director Jiva Ayurveda, also said: “Massaging the scalp and hair with warm oil, preferably infused with hair nourishing herbs, is the best way to nurture the scalp and hair topically. Not only does the massage work wonders for your hair, but it also relaxes the mind and nervous system.”
0 0 454 05 August, 2017 Fashion, life more
The right eyewear with right attire
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The right eyewear with right attire

The right kind of eyewear can make or break your entire look. While black rimmed glasses are for the fall season, oversized glasses look great with high waist trousers and polo T-shirt, suggest experts. Ishaan Kataria, Gem Opticians and Salesh Grover, Business Head, OSL luxury, have rolled out tips on how you can amp up your outfits with the perfect glasses: * Formal: The trending black rimmed glasses are meant for the fall season and the formal look. Another easy fit for any formal look is the gradient almost transparent lenses that can add the right amount of suave to your persona. Formal wear in classic hues of blue, grey, black should be accessorised with basic frames which do not subdue the simple and suave look. * Casual: Face shape and size is an important determinant to choose the eyewear. The double framed look (frame in frame look) with tinted lenses could make an interesting eyewear option. Pastel colour shirts, T-shirts go well with big framed or double framed glasses. Checkered shirts and a pair of shorts or jeans along with simple gold rimmed aviator also does the trick. * Classic: The gold wired metal glasses are a classic and look radically cool. A much less aggressive version of an aviator adds an unusual sense of depth. Also the oversized wired metal glasses harkens back to the 1970’s, minus the weight. For that classic 1970s look keep your outfit subtle and stylish. Like a pair of high waist trousers, polo T-shirt and oversized sunglasses.
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Gowns to dazzle among Indian bridal attire
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Gowns to dazzle among Indian bridal attire

Mumbai: One usually associates gowns with tall Hollywood actresses or lithe fashion models. But the growing fashion sense among Indians has taken things far more ahead. Gorgeous bride in her elegant snowy white gown and the pretty bride maids in their shiny out fits, which too are gowns, have turned the marriage parties pretty smart and trendy.  From mehendi days to post wedding filming, dazzling frocks and gowns have began to seize the bride’s dreams. "One of the most significant changes we have seen is the transition from the traditional form of the Indian bridal wear to the more contemporary cocktail gowns and ball gowns," says Designers Shantanu and Nikhil (S & N). The evolving trend has made many Indian brides today to opting for gowns for their wedding festivities, such that everyone from local suburban retailers to couture designers is stocking them in abundance. If the metro cities are having access to international brands and fashion designers, the remaining gets satisfied with Indian designers and regional boutiques. However, the fashion world has no doubt about the sway that internet has had on these sweeping trend. "The reason behind any trend today, be it food or fashion, is the Internet. Anyone with the smart phone or a tablet can see what the world is wearing; for example - a glamorous wedding. Also, unlike before when you would have to ask a friend going abroad to get you international labels, today, everything is available here," elaborates Mumbai based fashion designer Suneet Varma. Designer Tarun Tahiliani has a similar opinion, "An increased need for comfort and awareness of western cuts and structured fit, exposure to images from red carpet events and an overload of imagery on social media have had a role to play in this change." This westernized trend has driven Indian designers to focus more on innovative and novel bridal attire, with special weight on novel gowns and frocks, and they expects this trend to dictate the fashion world too.  
0 0 598 09 July, 2016 Fashion, life more
Five hottest shoe trends in 2016!
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Five hottest shoe trends in 2016!

Shoes are like a mirror to one's personality. Shoes have evolved from basic need wear to experimenting different categories like oxfords, brogues, derbies, loafers, Chelsea boots and more. Sahil Malik, Managing Director of footwear brand Rosso Brunello is predicting the five hottest trends to look out for in 2016. 1. Tasseled loafers  1 Tassels have a stylish appeal and are a heady mix of dressy and casual look. Leather trimmings on suede, plain leather, pony fur etc. and prints in various colours hand stitched with perfection will definitely be in vogue. The tassels contribute to a dressy look and also make the shoes look modern and suitable for semiformal occasions. 2. Moccasins  2 Moccasins are comfortable, durable, versatile and timeless. They are tenderly crafted from a supple leather or suede and can be worn comfortably without socks. When it comes to footwear, comfort is king, so moccasins will be quite sought after. 3. Patent leather 3 High shine leather streamlined to simplicity and intricate detailing is a wardrobe staple and inseparable fashion etiquette. One thing that will never go out of fashion! 4. Lace up oxfords 4 Oxfords are a winner and a must have in every wardrobe. This minimal subtle style complements varied styling occasions. 5. Suede Brogues  5 Far from the rigid polish of heavy leather styles, suede brogues are relatively light in weight and offer a lush textural touch that's much more in sync when temperatures are rising. They are also easy to maintain and can be paired up with both formal and casual looks are easy to maintain and pair up with multiple formal & casual looks.
0 0 746 11 January, 2016 Fashion, life more
10 Smart things to do with your old jeans
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10 Smart things to do with your old jeans

We all own denim jeans and no matter how hard you try, you have to throw them away after a certain amount of time. We are here to tell you to not do that and instead, make use of these Jeans that can’t be worn anymore. Here are some really cool things to do with your old jeans. 1. Coasters 2 2. Handbags 3 3. Pillows/ Pillow Covers/ Bean Bags 4 4. Door Hangers 5 5. Shorts 2 6. Coin Purse 2 Change when and how much ever you need. 6. Organizer 2 Everything at the right place. So that you find what you want… faster. 8. Wallet 2 Style Quotient will be directly proportional to your creativity. 9. Aprons 2 Number of pockets will depend upon the number of waste jeans you have. 10. Wine Bottle Bag 2
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10 easy fashion tips every woman should know
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10 easy fashion tips every woman should know

The following detailed 10 fashion tips offer women some guidance on fashion-forward thinking.

1. Focus on Strengths

Shoppers need to know the ABCs of fashion: Accentuate, Balance, and Camouflage. Shoppers should also look for styles that accentuate their body’s strengths and downplay their weaknesses. For example, shoppers who have an hourglass figure should wear clothing that accentuates those attributes, including scooped or V neck outfits, vertical striped outfits, or dresses and one-piece outfits that cinch at the waist. For tall women, for instance, avoid stripes, which make a wearer look even taller. To create volume, add colors and patterns to pants or skirt. This accentuates a triangle shape.

2. Quality Versus Quantity

Always buy fashion pieces with quality in mind. A few really good pieces will do a shopper better than numerous items that might not have as much of an impact. Another strategy: Buy a few pieces that shoppers look fabulous in and then augment those classics with more trendy items over time. Quality does not always mean high cost. Buying well-made brands that fit into the shopper’s look and plays to their strengths can ensure each purchase is justified.

3. Create a "Personal" Look

Look for clothing designs, certain cuts, and styles that look the best and offer superior comfort. Buy more than one if something is found that works. For example, if a shopper finds a pair of jeans that accentuate her glamorous attributes, she should consider buying multiple pairs in more than one color. The best way to make a powerful and lasting impression through fashion includes developing a fashion style that others won’t forget.

4. Try New Things

While sticking to what works best, shoppers should also try new fashions out. This doesn’t mean abandoning what has worked for shoppers. One way to experiment with new fashions and still save money is to buy pre-worn clothing that remains in great condition.

5. Simplicity Is Best

Staying simple is usually the best way to go. This goes for both makeup and wardrobe items. When in doubt, keep the accessories to a minimum and use timeless, classic fashion styles, such as a black dress with red pumps. When wearing makeup, shoppers should use only enough to highlight the best features of their face: cheekbones, lips, or eyes, for example.

6. Don’t Break the Bank

Shoppers don’t have to buy the most expensive items to be fashionable. Less expensive items can work just as well, especially if they play toward a shopper’s strengths. So, instead of buying an expensive Versace dress, shoppers could instead buy a less expensive Banana Republic dress. Used items of fashion are also an option, especially lightly used clothing. This way shoppers can get the items they want in almost-perfect condition at a much lower price point compared to new items.

7. Take Note of Fashion Trends

Shoppers should keep their eyes on the latest fashion trends. That said, shoppers should only adopt those styles that match their body type and personality. If the latest fashions do not look good on a shopper and accentuate their strong points, it doesn’t matter if those fashions are in style or not. Read magazines such as Allure, ELLE, and Fashion Magazine to keep up on the latest styles. This allows shoppers to keep up with the latest fashion news and trends, especially in regard to upcoming seasonal options.

8. Accessories Make the Outfit

Shoes and other accessories can make or break an outfit. A perfect belt or piece of jewelry can really tie an outfit together and make a statement. Another important tip: Do not overdo the accessories. As stated above, shoppers should keep their outfits simple. This goes double for makeup, as too much looks gaudy and draws too much attention away from the entire ensemble. Mix and match accessories between outfits. Also, neutral colors and blacks and browns are best to extend the use of accessories between outfits.

9. Tailor an Outfit

If shoppers can afford it, they should have their outfits properly tailored to fit their body. Wearing clothes that look custom made is a first step towards taking a standard look from plain to fashionable. Another way to assure a good fit: Go for a fitting.

10. Implement the Basics

The basic wardrobe items every woman should own include a black dress, a blazer, a pair of great-fitting denim Jeans, a classic Pumps, a neutral hand bag (black, brown, or both), a leather jacket, and a ballet flat. With just these few articles of clothing and accessories, shoppers can come up with a fashionable ensemble on the spur of the moment. Neutral colors, blacks, and browns are best for establishing a basic fashion wardrobe. Throw in some whites, such as a blouse or pumps, and shoppers are set.
0 0 828 15 December, 2015 Fashion, life more