Facekini: Newest Trend in Skin Protection

Here in the U.S., most of us would do a doubletake if we spotted someone wearing a mask at the beach. Not in Qingdao, China, though. The trendiest accessory in skin protection, the facekini, is a cloth headsock that closely resembles a bank robber’s disguise.

One of the reasons behind the peculiar trend is that the Chinese consider a pale complexion to be a prized possession. CNN Travel notes that there’s a Chinese saying that translates to “white skin covers up a hundred uglinesses,” which is mantra for women throughout Asia.

Barbecue foods increases cancer risk

Smoke and direct flame contact with food increases cancer risk, say experts.

While most of us worry about rain spoiling our fun, scientists raise a bigger concern: that eating barbecued meat, fish and poultry could cause cancer.

So, how much should we worry?
In recent years, a growing body of research has found that cooking meat over a flame increases our exposure to cancer-causing carcinogens known as PAHs and HCAs.

Ganesh Chaturthi Special Varan Bhaat Recipe 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi brings people of all religion, caste and creed together.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.

On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colorful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach.

On this special festival cook delicious Varan Bhaat for your family.


Vaastu to Clean Spiritual Blockages

The Indian Sub-Continent is host to the oldest civilization on earth and the Indic Vedic script may be the oldest form of writing, as well as the oldest predictive language on planet Earth. Vedic astrology may be older than Western horoscopes, Chinese Astro and Feng Shui. Do you want to harness the ancient wisdom of India to benefit your life in spirit and wellness? You can learn how the understanding Vedic astrologers have about the concepts of Karma, Dharma, and reincarnation can be applied to your physical space to clear spiritual blockages. This ancient art may help improve the flow of energies in your life.

Great Diet Tips to Get Gorgeous Naturally

All women dream of looking the best on each day of their life. Given the amazing proliferation of skin and beauty products, treatments, services, and not to forget spas, it is safe to assume that women want to look as good as they possibly can without really minding about money.

But stop and think a minute. Do you know that there are numerous products offered by the nature itself that can make you look incredibly beautiful? Just try eating the following foods regularly and you will notice a measurable improvement in the way you feel and look.

1. Veggies for vivacious skin

BC pill causes blood clots in women

Hormone disorder and the Pill tied to blood clots

Women who have a hormone disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and who take the birth control pill have twice the risk of blood clots than do other women on the Pill, according to a new study.

"For many women with PCOS, (the risks) will be small," said Dr. Christopher McCartney, an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, who was not involved in the new work. "For some women, they might be high enough to say we really shouldn't use the Pill, such as for women over 35 who smoke."

Flush out fat and toxins from your body

Apple cider vinegar has an array of health benefits. If you have diabetes and want to lose weight and lower your blood sugars, apple cider vinegar can assist you with these goals. Since apples contain vitamin C, flavonoids, malic acid, fiber, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, and phosphorus they have a cleansing effect on the body.

Ebola outbreak: Kenya at high risk, warns WHO

The current outbreak is the deadliest since Ebola was discovered in 1976

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a "high-risk" country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Kenya was vulnerable because it was a major transport hub, with many flights from West Africa, a WHO official said.

This is the most serious warning to date by the WHO that Ebola could spread to East Africa.

The number of people killed by Ebola in West Africa has risen to 1,069, the WHO said in its latest update.

Fifty-six deaths and 128 new cases were reported in the region in the two days to 11 August, it added.

Ebola: first European victim dies in Madrid

Spanish priest dies in Madrid five days after being flown out of Liberia

* Miguel Pajares dies five days after being airlifted from Liberia to Madrid
* Death toll climbs above 1,000 and outbreak shows no signs of slowing
* WHO declares it ethical to use untested drugs to attempt to control virus
* Missionary Mr Pajares, 75, caught Ebola while treating patients in Liberia
* He was 'given ZMapp drug' credited with recovery of two US aid workers

The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa claimed its first European life yesterday.

Spanish priest Miguel Pajares died five days after being airlifted from Liberia to Madrid for expert care.

Brain injury: key facts, signs and prevention tips

Brain damage is an injury that causes the destruction or deterioration of brain cells.

A traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain or skull caused by an external force, such as a strike or impact. Brain injuries are often permanent and disabling, unlike other injuries, such as broken legs or cuts that can heal. The leading causes of traumatic brain injury are falls, motor vehicle crashes, and assaults.