The Definition of Beauty

The definition of beauty is taken from both individual and social perspectives. Some people define beauty as characteristics related to outer beauty such as complexion, health, youthful appearance and facial symmetry. Beauty however is a mixture of both inner and outer aspects of beauty. Characteristics of a person, such as their personality, their politeness, their integrity, their elegance, their charisma, their intelligence and their grace can be considered as aspects of inner beauty. These aspects define what inner beauty is, and are factors that can be felt and sensed when the person is around, and not just perceived by the eyes alone.

Culture also dictates the standards of beauty and is constantly changing. The concept of beauty has changed from curvaceous women in the past to the skinny ones of today. Regardless of this, it is still up to the individual person to define and judge what is beautiful. The adage “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” rings true in that what is beautiful for you is not necessarily beautiful for another, it is akin to the saying “one man’s drink is another man’s poison”.

The inner attributes of a person must be of high quality for the person to be considered truly beautiful. The person’s ability to warm anothers heart, place a smile on someone’s face definitely shows the characteristics of one who has inner beauty. The criteria therefore to judge a person’s inner beauty is his or her level of sensitivity, compassion, tenderness, intelligence and creativity. These qualities of inner beauty are indeed powerful for they can exceed the person’s outer features.

Nonetheless, how to achieve beauty in both inner and outer beauty is very important to a person. Therefore even though one is kind, true and loyal, it is still important to know how one looks physically. It is not just how pretty you dress up to be beautiful, but you also need to have a healthy lifestyle since sickness can affect you sooner or later. One should also prepare one’s overall appearance before socializing in the world, for people that we have never met will always judge us on a first impression on our physical appearance.

In summary, put on your best smile and comb your hair and iron your clothes. Wear something dignified that makes you feel comfortable at the same time. You have to love yourself for who you are before anyone else can love you. You must be attracted to yourself before you can attract attraction. Knowing this you must also accessorize your new beauty with kindness, and tenderness, integrity and compassion.



Health – The Best Kept Secret Around

If you want to keep a secret – chop it into pieces and give each person a piece.

o No one person knows the whole story.

The practise of modern medicine is similar in structure to the above analogy.

o Health is divided up into small bits and pieces (read as: Symptoms)

o Specialists vie for the honour of treating each little bit

o And the pharmaceutical companies reap the monetary rewards of taking a little bit from each part.

To-days practitioners rarely stray from the cook-book formula of prescribing for symptoms – although I often hear words like; ‘My practitioner is holistic.’

The truth of the matter is this.

o I don’t know of a practitioner that is truly 100% holistic. The first question practitioners ask is, ‘what’s wrong with…and then they proceed to treat the part/symptom.

o All parts of the body are connected and inter-connected – no one part exists on its own.

o All parts of the body, from the smallest cell to the largest organ, work for the benefit of the whole – there is no ‘Selfishness’ here.

As a result of accepting the current medical philosophy of disease causation and treatment we agree to be ‘kept in the dark’ regarding our own body, how it woks, what it needs and what to do with it if it needs repair.

An environment, you must agree, that is most conducive to the proliferation of fear and the reliance of others for the supply of simple needs.

Don’t be left in the dark by concerning yourself with ‘parts of the whole.’

Education is the answer.

Health can be determined, read and understood by simply observing nature – or if you are so inclined – may I suggest that you pick up a good read about Nature Cure – you will be left in no doubt as to the truth about health.

To each and every reader we wish you all the best in your daily

efforts to apply the laws of health to your own lifestyle.



Guide To Choosing A Great Appliance Repair Company

Appliances make people’s lifestyle easy. However, they need repair when they break down. It is important to hire an experienced and reliable appliance repair firm to make sure that the professionals fix your home appliance properly. Home owners often find it difficult to choose a good firm. There are many firms out there that offer repair services, but most of them do not have skilled professionals. Many of them overcharge, taking advantage of the home owner’s helpless situation. With some valuable advice, people can find the right appliance repair company.

Here are some tips to help you hire the right company to repair your home appliances:

Get referrals

An effective way to find a repair company is to get referrals from friends and acquaintances. When someone you are familiar with, recommends a firm from which he received satisfactory services in terms of professionalism, price and repair services, you know that it is a good company to work for you. If your oven has a problem, ask for more and more referrals of oven repairs companies from your close ones and contact the companies.

Consider insurance and license

You will come across many advertisements of repair firms. Look for the ones that say “Licensed and Insured”. Do not go for firms without insurance and license. Make sure that the firm’s insurance is current and it has a valid license number.

Check out the time for which the company is working

Before hiring a company, find out the time for which it is operating in its place with the same name. Prefer a company more that has a long history in its locality, than a startup that has no history in that region.

Check out internet directors

Check out the prominent business directories in the internet and see whether the firm’s name is present in them or not. Check directories like yahoo local, Google maps, superpages.com and yellowpages.com. For example, if your washing machine has some problem, choose a washing machine repairs firm whose name is present in the directories.

Consider the firm’s advertising

Check out if the company conducts large-scale advertising. If yes, it is likely to spend a huge amount of money in advertising. Such companies need to get this money from somewhere, and most of them get it from the customers by charging a higher fee. Avoid such firms.

Compare a technician from a small family owned business with that of a large company

A local business wants to keep up his reputation in its locality. A technician from such a firm is likely you offer you quality services. On the other hand, a technician from a big national chain may not offer you satisfactory services.

Talk to the technician

If you are considering a firm, enquire about the technician it is sending you. Talk to the technician about the issues in your appliance. If your dishwasher has some problem, ask the technician about his experience in dishwasher repairs service. Explain the problems in the dishwasher and see if the technician is able to tell you about the repair it needs.

With these tips, you can find a good home appliance repair company. A good firm will not only repair the problems in your appliances, but will also offer a great customer service.



Why Don Imus Was Right to be Sacked

The CBS popular radio announcer, Don Imus, who enjoys over two million listeners on the radio station WFAN, called the Black members of the Rutgers University team “nappy headed hoes”. As usual, he does not believe he is racist and leading Black leaders called for him to be fired. As a Black person, normally I would be against anyone losing their job or livelihood because of a racist remark, no matter how abhorrent. But this case is different for three main reasons.

First, Imus has had thirty years in his job, building up a sizable audience for his morning show; people who, no doubt, look to him for guidance and being a role model. One would have thought that those years in the job would have given him a sensitivity for the feelings of his audience and a respect for the listeners who keep him there. One would also have expected that such long years would have built up an expertise which fosters the kind of responsibility and respect we would expect from such an experienced talk show host.

Yet, his critics say that during his thirty years he has shown a ‘pattern of racially charged remarks’ which he retorted were either ‘misinterpreted’ or ‘satirical’. Regardless of misinterpretation, or otherwise, they were still racist, yet he did not desist. But racist remarks of any kind have no place in the vocabulary of someone on the public stage who is supposed to be serving a diverse audience. Being in a position of authority, especially with the privilege of being White in a majority White community, carries certain responsibilities as well as rights. We cannot attack people who are weak, or powerless, then say we are not bullies. Just as one cannot continue to use racist language down the years, aimed at vulnerable members of the community, then say one is not racist. It’s a contradiction in terms. If we use the language of the bully, we are bullies, and if we use the language of the racist, we are racist. We cannot use the language of hate if we aspire to love. The two are incompatible.

Language Conveys Meaning

Second, the language we use defines who we are. For example, the word ‘boredom’ does not exist in my vocabulary. I have never used it in my lifetime to describe my feelings because I have too much to do in any one day and cannot find the time to be bored at any point. The word NO does not exist for me either, especially when trying to achieve something, because I believe everything is possible. Someone else who does not believe that will think ‘no’ first before they look at the possibilities. Moreover, I have never thought of saying anything racist about another person because I value every person and treat them with respect until they show me otherwise. So language is not just something we learn to use for communication or our benefit; not just something we pluck out of the air at random. Language represents who we are, body and soul, and the meanings we wish to convey.

We cannot use negative language and achieve positive aims, neither can we put down others and expect to make friends with them. Language reflects our identity, ethics, beliefs, who we are and aspire to be. We give life to what we believe through language. We would NEVER use words we are not comfortable with unless we are coerced. We also stamp our own style on our use of words so much that when something comes from us which doesn’t sound in line with our personalities, not the ‘normal’ thing we would say, people begin to wonder. Language comes from the heart and the head to reflect exactly who we are and what we value. So when we use negative terms against others, we are actually demonstrating our fears, our insecurities, our low self-esteem, prejudices and, most of all, our feeling of power over them. We have the power to say such remarks, so we do it. Otherwise, why would this man, who has a job many would die for, wish to say something so awful about vulnerable women far away he didn’t even know – comparing Black beauty to White beauty which is culturally incomparable.

Finally, his responsibilities. Don Imus has a radio programme which goes out to a diverse community with sponsors from that community. When he disparagingly talks about certain people in such racist ways, what message is he giving to his Black listeners about their worth and value? Most important, how does he expect those listeners to react who thinks him worthy enough for their time in tuning in to his programme? Sometimes, as we get so bloated with our own power, we forget about respect to the people who put us where we are. The word RESPECT has sensitivity at its core. Where was Imus’ sensitivity to his diverse audience?

However, the comment which summed up the real effect of Don’s offensive remarks came from Senator Barack Obama about his children and went straight to the heart of the issue with its simplicity. “He didn’t just cross the line,” Obama said in an interview. “He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America. The notions that as young African-American women…..that somehow makes them less beautiful or less important. It was a degrading comment….”

Imus abused the authority placed in him as a public announcer, one who is supposed to be serving ALL members of his public, not just the White section of it. If he decides to make racist fodder out of others, he should know that carries consequences. By showing little sensitivity to his diverse audience and supporters with those awful sexist and racist remarks, he effectively relinquished the authority vested in him to act in an unbiased way and forfeited that respect. It depends on the society we seek if we can actually condone such discriminatory behaviour in the 21st century. The world has moved on a lot with our global interaction, a point that certain old hands are ignoring and resisting until they are foced to acknowledge it. Perhaps for the first time in his life, Don Imus is learning that certain actions have consequences, and free speech actually carries responsibilities for ensuring the rights of everyone.



The Golden Words For A Successful Life

It is pretty obvious that when we use golden words to our advantage, we get a better chance for a successful life. These words which work like magic push us to keep going and not quit. Yet, too many of us give up too soon when it comes to sticking with a change or a brand-new thing in our lives.

Why do people decide to make a change then just give up? What makes it happen? What is the reason that pushes them to quit on things? Have you ever give up on something in your life?

At times, I know I did. We begin by getting excessively happy and fascinated to chase something we just set for ourselves. It feels like it is worth it, that it will work out, but after a while, we come across barriers standing in our way. Then our emotions get the best of us, the dream fades away, we are disappointed, forget the golden words, and so we give up.

So, how do successful people keep going while the others call it quit? Well, it is because we live in a generation where instant gratification is the ‘new style.’ Therefore, most people are impatient as they judge that things are just taking too long or getting too complicated.

Patience, time, hard work, sacrifices are a part of the process for any successful life. Failing, making mistakes and going through hell is going to happen no matter what we do. It is in those times of hardship that golden words come even more into play.

In life, many things do not go according to plan. If you fall, get back up. When you stumble, regain your balance. Never give up. Do not quit. Keep going. Those are golden words you could use to push yourself through when you encounter fences, walls, barriers, and obstacles in life.

Using Inspirational Words

We all need such inspirational and motivational words made of gold to start, keep going and reach our goals. The barriers in front of you will not cease to exist, but you sure can prepare yourself. Therefore, you have two choices:

  • Keep going and overcome the walls, obstacles, doubts, and fears you get.
  • Give up, quit and walk away.

So, using any golden words can keep you strong and motivated in any situation in life. Know that your feelings frequently get in the way and try to take control as you face difficulties. These emotions are not doing you any good, so you have to use powerful phrases to get a boost and keep a move on.

The Essential Golden Words

We all use golden words of motivation to drive us further in life or through something we believe in. Do you ever give up when things became too hard? If the answer is yes, why do you?

I know we all did at some point in time. But next time, do not quit. Stay on track. Follow one course until successful. Below are my top golden words for you to use anytime you feel like starting something, pushing through and keeping at it until completion.

Believe in Yourself

The first golden words and the number one rule for success are to believe in yourself. You need to believe beyond doubt that you can do it. Not just on the beginning, but all the way through. So, repeat “I believe in myself” and trust in your abilities.

Next time someone tells you that it is impossible or you cannot do it, prove them wrong. Learn about and copy successful people. It is time to awaken the warrior within you.

Be Determined

The next golden word you should get is “I am determined.” You determine to get through barriers that will make you a successful individual. If you can keep going, be determined, push on with your efforts, and do not quit, you will inevitably arrive where you want.

Remember that all you worked so hard for will be gone the instant you choose to quit. So, be like the wolf climbing the hill, coming to get what you came for, and always hungry for more.

Be Grateful

Know that no matter how hard your life now is, the moment will pass. Therefore, be thankful in any circumstances, even the most difficult ones. The phrase “I am grateful” is of those golden words that keep you in a positive state while problems arise.

I know it is not easy, but you have to focus on cultivating gratefulness, and your life will change. Do it even when your life is good or not so good. Do not settle for anything else.

Keep Going

Time is often necessary. Things will not happen overnight. You just have to keep going and find a more efficient or even another way to go forward. The golden words “keep going” should often be used and kept in your repertoire. Focus on them when you have a hard time, think there are no more avenues or feel like giving up.

Do not underestimate the power of these unique words which can help you complete specific goals. Just like the soldier in the film “Hacksaw Ridge” that keeps going all night to save as many of his injured fellow combatants as he can. And says to himself “just one more.” Therefore, be the hero of your own story.

Stay Strong

“Stay strong” is another of those golden words you should keep in mind. The road to success is everything but an easy one. If something is harder than you thought, it is time to stay strong and keep going.

Staying strong will help you progress so that over time, things will get easier. Do not be discouraged if things are not going your way. Remember: the goals we are most proud of are the most challenging.

Be Patient is also a Golden Word

Great things take time, but nowadays everyone is a hurry to get. Most people want instant gratification. But remember this golden word: “Be patient.” Anything worthwhile creating takes a lot of time, and each thing has a natural time to come into life.

Be Always Inspired

You have to always be inspired, so just imagine your end goal, and continually remember why you are doing what you are doing. Remember what do inspire you in the first place about your goal and focus on the golden words “I am always inspired.”

When you begin a project, make a change or create something new, you feel captivated, inspired and all pumped up. After a while, these emotions start to wear off, and you realize it is not that easy. So always keep your inspiration boost up.

Face Fears

Another of those golden words is “I am not afraid, and I face my fears.” Know that by facing your fears, you can leave your comfort zone. You can then grow and develop. Once you have obtained each milestone you set for yourself, you will be able to go even further.

Therefore, when you leave your comfort zone, you go beyond your limits and boundaries. You learn new skills and get more knowledge.

The Ultimate Golden Word: Never Giving Up

When you think that things should be easy, but they are harder than you thought, you may feel like quitting. That way, no more effort is necessary. You could give up, and no more problems. Welcome freedom!

One of the most famous golden words you need to have is “I never give up.” All successful people do persist, keep going, move on even after failure and never give up. If you copy this mindset, you are well on your way to a successful life.

A Final Suggestion about Golden Words

A final suggestion is that you may have to repeat these golden words to yourself over and over, many times. You just have to do it until you get it becomes a natural part of you. And remember that your present conditions are not your definitive results.

A beautiful thing about golden words is that you can acquire and learn them. Stay strong. And do not be discouraged. Successful people always use the above phrases and keep going no matter what. You do not have to quit anything. Just know that you were born a winner!



3 Steps To Preventing Acne Scarring

Acne scarring is no laughing matter if you’re like millions of adults and teenagers around the world who have this problem. In fact, you may be affected emotionally as a result of scars as well as the acne itself.

The condition of acne can affect your self-confidence in personal relationships as well as your confidence in all other areas of life. But what are the best ways to prevent scarring from occurring? Let’s look at this question right here in this article.

Here are the 3 steps to preventing acne scars:

1. Prevent acne outbreaks from occurring.

You may have heard that prevention is by far and large the best cure for almost every problem. The same holds true for acne. By taking steps to prevent pimples from forming in the first place you can actively participate in the process of reducing, if not eliminating the severity of the scarring.

You will need to find an effective acne treatment to reduce or get rid of outbreaks altogether to give your skin have a chance to heal. Preventing or minimizing acne outbreaks is the most effective way of preventing scars.

2. Increase your skin’s ability to heal itself.

We all know that a healthy body recovers more quickly than one that’s less healthy. Since scarring is the result of the failure of tissue to properly heal itself, it makes sense that a healthier body could assist in the process. Because of this it is important that you take care of your body.

A few ways you can do this are by having a healthy, balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, getting enough sleep every night, drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily (this will also wash out toxins that can clog pores, which presents an optimal situation for acne to form), using oil free sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage, and avoiding smoking or being around cigarette smoke.

3. Looking after your skin properly when you do have acne.

When you have acne, treat it topically and don’t pick at it. Picking at pimples, aggravates your skin, causes more inflammation and damage, and introduces more toxins (from whatever you are using to pick with) into the damaged area. This is likely to increase the certainty of scarring.

So when an outbreak occurs, treat your skin gently. This means that you should wash and pat dry your skin instead of rubbing it. In fact, you should avoid rubbing your skin in your daily routine because rubbing stimulates sebum production which will worsen your acne.

So there you have it.

You now know the 3 steps to help prevent acne scars. Prevention is the best cure as it prevents the actual cause of the problem which is the acne. While having a healthy   lifestyle , and looking after your skin well during outbreaks will help your skin heal faster and help reduce the likelihood of further damage and scarring.



Health Issues – Healthy Mothers Deliver Healthy Babies

In the fast life of the day, one often delays the issue of marriage; children and health issues are pushed as further away as possible, as issues of finance gain precedence over all the other issues. Often, career is the main concern. It is very difficult to get into a career of one’s choice in the first place and to maintain it is even more difficult. Therefore, when the question of pregnancy arises, one immediately gets visions of unemployment, which brings jitters of fear. There are other issues as well, like family compulsions and physical weaknesses, which need to be cleared, before one can decide to become a mother. Usually one is so engrossed with one’s work that one easily crosses the age of healthy pregnancy. However, it should not be so, and this is where pre pregnancy planning gains importance. Health issues, foods, women’s most fertile period, all these important considerations should remain in the mind of every woman to deliver healthy babies.

Keep Your Mind And Body Fit

When women older than 35 years decide to get pregnant, they can have congenital abnormalities in the newborn baby. As one ages, one also catches some form of illness or the other. High blood pressure, diabetes, blood pressure, anxiety, piles, weakness in the bones and limbs are some of the common ailments of today’s environment. In case the mother has any of the above, which is not treated properly before conceiving, the prospective child can have many abnormalities.

Some Common Ailments

Hypertension is common when twins are born. Older women too have this condition. During the stage of pregnancy planning, a well-controlled regimen of exercise can handle hypertension. One has to be very cautious in this stage. Constant monitoring is required under the guidance of a qualified medical practitioner. You need to remain stress free, and in a diet plan that keep a check on your weight. A little meditation also helps in curing hypertension. You also have to take medicines recommended by the doctor.

Diabetes is a disease that does not allow you to die and it does not allow you to live as well. In a natural condition the level of sugar in the blood rises with every intake of food and liquid. The pancreas of the body creates a chemical called insulin, which neutralizes the raised sugar content in blood. Under the influence of diabetes, pancreas stops creating insulin and the sugar level continues to rise, affecting the organs of the body. If diabetes is not controlled, you might lose your kidneys, eyes, heart and other organs of your body one by one. Diabetes can be controlled by administering insulin by injection. This condition needs to be in full control at the pre pregnancy planning stage lest this disease cripples the infant.

Heart diseases are common concerns of doctors worldwide nowadays. Especially with couples who wish to become parents at a later stage in their life, doctors insist on a complete checkup for defects in the valve, rheumatic heart disease, hole in the heart etc. After all clearances, the consultant decides whether you should become parents or not. Parents with heart disease are advised complete bed rest in the pre-pregnancy planning period. Any miscalculation can lead to a miscarriage or premature fetal death.

There are other diseases like thyroid, cancer, tuberculosis that need to be disclosed, and discussed in complete confidence with your consultant. The advice of the consultant is the final word in this matter, after all tests to consider competency have been conducted. Never ever, hide such illness, as they can be fatal for the mother and or the baby.

Genetic disorders, exposure to radiation and other harmful fluid (as in factories), Urinary infections and venereal diseases are some other reasons for would-be mothers to remain on their toes. Always be very sure of your medical condition before you attempt to become a mother.



Carbohydrates – Good or Bad?

Carbohydrates have gotten a lot of bad press in the past few years with the advent of low carb diets, but the truth is that not all carbohydrates are “bad” and, in fact, your body needs carbs to survive.

Many people mistakenly believe that eating bacon, eggs and steak will set them on the road to a thinner body with increased energy and good health, but this is not the case. While cutting out the simple carbohydrates found in processed foods is a healthier way of eating, neglecting the complex carbs found in fruits and vegetables can be hazardous to your health.

Fruits and vegetables are packed with enzymes, vitamins, minerals and fiber. All key ingredients to your health. They also contain antioxidants which can help your body fight disease and may even help ward off certain kinds of cancer.

Picking The Best Carbs

The old saying “you are what you eat” has a lot of truth to it. You get the energy that your body uses as well as your nutritional needs such as vitamins, minerals and fiber from the foods you eat. Doesn’t it make sense, then to eat foods that will provide your body with the best fuel possible?

You want to avoid foods that are processed. I’m sorry to say that most foods that can be found in packaged in your supermarket like cookies, cereals and even white bread are filled with “bad carbs”. These foods are often processed to taste better and all the nutrients are stripped out in the process. Then chemicals are added in to prolong shelf life and add to color and taste. Your body has no use for these empty calories so when you eat these foods it is a big drain on the body to digest them and try to salvage any nutritional value from them.

The fruits and vegetables, on the other hand are filled with nutrients. When you eat these, your body gets lots of high energy fuel that it can use to keep up your energy levels and help your body fight off disease. In addition, the enzymes found in the fruits and veggies aid your body in the digestion process, thus freeing it up for more important activities.

So, in reality, carbohydrates are both good and bad. It is up to you to make sure you fuel your body with more of the good carbs for optimum health. A good rule of thumb when shopping is to stick to the outside aisles of the grocery store and avoid the middle. Buy as many fresh fruits and veggies as you can (organic if possible) and frequent your local farmers market to purchase locally grown produce if you are lucky enough to have one near you.



The Advantages of Adopting an Adult Dog

Christmas has come and gone, but now, families are dealing with a problem that came from something that they thought would be a happy memory. What was under the christmas trees? Many children found a small, wiggly present just for them. As they pulled off the lacey bow, they breathlessly held back in anticipation, knowing that it may not be what they have been wishing for all year. Then they heard the little whine that could only mean one thing, a puppy with soft, fluffy fur, and a cute wiggly tail. An hour goes by before the children thought of him again; but by then, it was too late. He urinated on the rug and chewed on two pairs of shoes. This is the story that follows the opening of the small, wiggly present. Many parents do not realize how much responsibility a puppy can be, but by adopting, an adult dog will help keep the puppy frustrations away.

There are many benefits to adopting an adult dog, rather than a puppy. First, the cost of adoption is cheaper than buying a puppy. The adoption fee will also include medical care like spaying, neutering, and vaccinating. It is very unlikely that medical cost will be included in a contract when buying a puppy. In addition, the experts at rescue centers and humane societies can help families pick out the right kind of dog. The Humane Society of the United States writes that they will “[…] screen animals for specific temperaments and behaviors to make sure each family finds the right pet for its lifestyle.” Most importantly, when adopting a dog, there will be no financial support going to puppy mills, or pet stores that support puppy mills. “Puppy mills are ‘factory style’ dog-breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs”.

While the adoption of puppies is important, the adoption of an adult dog is the key to having a stress free home. A dog becomes an adult between ten and eighteen months. The smaller breeds of dogs will mature faster than larger breeds. A dog becomes a senior and can start showing his age at seven years, and can live between thirteen and eighteen years. This means that a young adult dog can still have a lot of life to give a family.

All puppies will need to be trained for about a year. The first thing puppies will need to learn is not to urinate in the house. This process is called housebreaking or potty training. There are many ways to potty train a puppy, but all of these techniques require time, patience, and a good carpet cleaner. Puppies have very small bladders. The younger the puppy, the smaller its bladder will be. This means that it cannot keep from urinating for more than fifteen minutes at a time. As the puppy gets older, its bladder will become larger, allowing it to wait for longer periods of time. However, this still means that there will be midnight potty training sessions. In contrast, “adult dogs are likely to be already housebroken. If they’re not, they do have the physical capacity to hold it in (unlike puppies) and are generally fast-learners.

Puppies will also need to be watched. They should never be left alone for more than thirty minutes at a time. They will chew on anything, including shoes and expensive furniture. All puppies go through a teething phase, just as human babies do. This phase is their way of testing their environment, and a way for them to pull out their puppy teeth. This puppy phase can cost hundreds of dollars in damages. Deborah Hoffman writes, “…one chewed the wooden molding in our kitchen, and another destroyed hundreds of dollars of irrigation. The ten-month old managed to eat an entire foam chair (yuck!) and liked tearing chunks out of our berber [sic] carpet when we weren’t looking”. Once again, puppies will require time and patience to teach them what not to chew on. However, adult dogs have already explored their world and have lost all of their puppy teeth. They have no more reasons for chewing on non-food items.

Lastly, when adopting an adult dog, “Their personality is already developed, and you’ll be able to spot the characteristics you’re looking for much more easily than with a puppy or kitten” says Pia Salk from adopt-a-pet.com. This means knowing most of the dog’s behaviors before bringing them home. For example, does it like to curl on the couch and cuddle or does it like to be in its kennel (for owners that may need to kennel their dogs while they are at work). This also includes knowing some of the bad behaviors a dog might have, such as, does it get along well with other dogs or is it food aggressive. Some owners are better equipped to handle these problems than others are. Buying a puppy before knowing its personality can mean disaster for a family, after the puppy becomes an adult dog. Will it still fit in with the family? Will the children still like to play with the puppy after it is all grown up? Questions like these do not need to be asked when adopting an adult dog.

Bringing a new dog into a family can be either very rewarding or very frustrating. Always choose carefully when picking out a new family pet. Puppies are fun, but can be destructive. Does the bank account have the extra funds it will take to care for the puppy financially? There are so many adult dogs waiting to be adopted that could fit into a family perfectly. Check out an adoption center today.



Reverse The Wrinkling Process With These Simple Steps

Are you worried because of the wrinkling skin on your hands, face and rest of the body? Do you spend money on creams and lotions that claim to reverse wrinkles but do not deliver what they promise?

If yes, then, this is the article for you, in this article, I have shared some of basic life style changes, which are simple yet effective, which can reverse the wrinkling process of the skin.

Wrinkling of skin is a natural process and it must be treated by natural means. You must stay away from unnatural remedies like Botox Shots, Chemical Peeling, Laser Skin Treatments and Artificial creams and lotions. Such treatments are not at all good for the skin. Instead, use the natural remedies.

Here are the natural steps that you can embrace in your life and get a smooth and soft skin.

1 – Exercise daily
This might sound totally unrelated to skin but according to experts, exercising releases certain hormones in the body, which are beneficial for the skin. It also helps the body to sweat profusely and therefore help in opening the pores of the skin. This helps in reducing the black heads and acne.

2 – Drink Water
Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. It keeps the moisture intact in the body and helps in smoothing the skin. The more fluids you intake the better it is for the tone of your skin.

3 – Avoid junk food
Junk food is the biggest enemy of healthy skin. Foods like Pizzas, Burgers, Fries and Areated Drinks are a big no for healthy skin. They make skin dull and oily. Oily skin attracts more dirt and grime and leads to acne and black heads on the skin.

4 – Eat healthy food
Green leafy vegetables like Spinach, Broccoli are good for skin. Tomatoes, Berries, Fruits like Oranges, Apples, and Papaya are good anti oxidants and help in reducing the free radical activity in the skin.

Make no mistake about it – only a healthy body can have a healthy skin. Ask any physician, dietician or expert, all of them are unanimous on all the four points that we discussed above.

The action is now on you, whether to embrace the steps that we discussed and be a step closer to the sexy and smooth skin or take no action and deal with the wrinkling skin the way you have been doing so far.

The choice is yours, until now you have not achieved any result. With the four steps I shared with you, I can tell you that wrinkling of skin will be a thing of past for you. So get up and take action now.