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Safe Period And Pregnancy

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First, one should know the duration of the cycle, i.e. first day of the last menstrual bleeding to the first day of the present menstrual bleeding. This is the duration of the menstrual cycle.

This duration varies from person to person & is usually between 26 to 31 days.

Ovulation approximately occurs in the middle of the cycle, i.e. duration of the cycle - (minus) 14 days (this also varies).

A week before and a week after the approximate day of ovulation is considered to be Fertile period.

The days apart from this is called the safe periods, where the fertilization does not takes place.

So, to calculate the safe period you must know the fertile period.

Calculation of fertile period: The shortest cycle minus 18 days=1st day of fertile period. The longest cycle minus 10 days= last day of fertile period.

Ex: if a women's menstrual cycle varies from 26days to 31days cycle,
The shortest cycle [26days] minus18days=8th day.
The longest cycle [31days] minus 10days=21st day.

Thus, 8th to 21st …

What is the Red and Green Diet ??

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The different days

On the slimming world diet you have a Red day (Original day) and a Green day, I call a Red day a meat day and I call a Green day a rice and pasta day.

Red days, on a Red day you can eat as much meat as you want to but you can have only limited amounts of rice, pasta, beans, bread, dried canned and cooked fruit and cereals.
Green days, when on a green day you can eat as much pasta, rice, potatoes, beans, eggs, but you can have only limited amounts of meat, fish, nuts, bread, cheese and cereals.
Whichever day you are on you will be able to have Free foods on a Red day they consist of vegetables, fruit, meat and fish, on a Green day they are fruit, vegetables, rice, pasta, potatoes.

Each day you are able to have healthy extra’s on a Red day they are Beans, soup, cereal, bread these have to be measured out and you can only have 2 of these a day, on a Green day they are, Meat, cheese, bread, cereal, nuts and fish.

How to Make Skinny Jeans ??

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For a long time, "skinnies" have been out of fashion and hardly seen. However, a new style seems to be sweeping in. Skinny jeans are coming back, but this time with a grunge, punk edge. Looking for the right pair of skinny jeans can be time wasting, frustrating, and usually quite expensive. If you're impatient, irritated and absolutely broke, don't give up. You can still get your dream jeans-- with your own flair! You can easily save time and money by sewing your flares yourself and transforming them into a pair of skinny jeans.

1 .Put on your jeans to get an idea of the shape you want. Wear them inside-out, take a crayon or marker, and draw a line on both legs to show how tight you want them to be. Remember to make the line on the inside so when you wear them you can't see the seams on the outside of the leg. Make sure you draw the line on the opposite side of the manufacturer's original seam.

2. Grab a needle and thread. Choose thread that is preferably dark …

Home Remedies For Clear Skin

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As time marches ahead, the first thing that shows visible damage is our skin. Ravaged by polluted air and a mostly unhealthy diet, human skin loses its glow and starts aging sooner than any other body part. It’s no wonder that almost every woman is out there looking for an effective and safe clear skin remedy.

You don’t have to look far to find a remedy to suit you. Instead of relying on chemical products, how about giving natural skin care products a try ? Wonderful time-tested clear skin remedies are available right under your nose.

1. MINT
Native to the Mediterranean and Western Asia, the mint plant contains menthol (which gives it that characteristic cooling, cleansing feeling). Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples. For a soothing body pack, prepare a paste of mint leaves and add the juice of a lemon. Mix it with warm water and apply all over your body. Leave it till it dries and rinse with warm water.

Mint also has proven medicinal uses for a…

baggy eyes ?

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Although our skin is of single and largest organ of our body, not all part of our skin is created with same character. For example, the skin on the scalp has embedded hair follicles, and the skin of the nose and cheeks tends to have active glands. The skin around your eyes is very sensitive and delicate, which needs good care at all age. Weather its summer or winter or any other season, follow some simple steps and guidelines as under, to have healthier skin around your eyes !


To reduce the dark circles around your eyes, no matter at what age you are, get at least seven to eight hours sleep every night. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated would help you working against gravity; which causes fluid to collect in your lower eyelids resulting in dark circles. Use an eye cream around the eyes to keep moisture in the skin. When applying cream or make up around the eyes use the ring finger (as it exerts less pressure). Don't rub eyes frequently as this can cause an eye infection and…

a women gets a rib tattoo ?

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Women love working rib tattoo art from the lower stomach all the way up to the side of the breast.

Tattoo art on ribs that are normally found on women are flowers complete with leaves and stems with very vibrant and lively colors. Rib tattoos can really be sexy in a woman as it follow through the shape to emphasize the natural curves of the body. Flowers such as cherry blossom tree, lilies, orchids and floral vines are some of the most common designs that can be seen on the rib cage of females. Other non flower tattoos on ribs are lettering, fluttering butterflies, and stars.

A lot of tattoo enthusiasts seem to be aiming to have rib tattoos inked on them but horror stories about the pain of getting it done seem to be haunting a lot of them. In tattoo forums, you would see a lot of posts from people asking how painful it is or how badly it hurts. However, it seems that this anticipated painful experience does not hinder them as they go through it anyway. Those who went through rib tattoo…

Happy New Year 2009

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Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right..

How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

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Yes its too hard now a days to take care of your hairs from this fast and hectic daily life, but by following some of these tips you can keep your hair healthy and can make it grow faster. Also your hair can get shiner and stronger with these tips.

Stop washing every day
Washing your hair daily or even more often can cause damage. Overwashing dries your hair and makes it more prone to breakage. Both dryness and weakness keep your hair from growing long and strong.

Stop torturing you hair with different product and styling
Your hair is damaged every time you blow dry, curl, perm or color it. Using product that dries the hair only makes this worse. If you cannot imagine not styling your hair, try to take a break at least two days a week. Your hair will thank you for the time away from stress.

Know your hair's strengths and weaknesses
Everyone's hair is different so you need to assess yours before you can begin a course of treatment. Is your hair dry or oily? Do you have split ends o…

Hair in growth

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Hair in growth is an irritating problem faced by many women. A good skin care regimen can take care of the difficult to handle 'hair in-growth'.
Have you ever seen a thin layer of skin grow over the new growth of hair on your legs ? This is hair in-growth. In-grown hair is like a curse to beautiful skin. Have you wondered why the irritating skin problem strikes women soon after a hair removal session? Hair in-growth is a result of using improper methods for hair removal and unhygienic conditions while removing hair. Sometimes it may also occur naturally. Hormonal imbalance can also be one of the reasons to cause hair in-growth.

Most women have good looking hands and legs along with a good looking face. But after shaving and waxing hands and legs, the most common problem faced is hair in-growth. Problems like itching, rashes, pus collection and infection are faced because of in-grown hair. This mainly happens when skin grows above the left over hair after waxing or shaving. Peopl…

Home Remedies for Glowing Skin & Smooth Skin

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You can transform your dry skin into a super smooth, soft, supple, and glowing skin by using these home remedies. Mash a banana with milk and apply on face and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water to get a skin that will glow. Apply honey on your face and neck for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. Your skin will glow and become soft and smooth. Mix egg white with honey and apply on the face for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. Make a paste of one teaspoon of walnut powder, honey and lemon juice. Scrub your face with this paste and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. Rub a piece of papaya on your face and neck for 15 minutes. Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoon turmeric (haldi) powder in orange juice. Scrub it on your face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. Make a paste by mixing mashed banana, honey, lemon juice and margarine. Apply on face for overnight. Smear on hands and feet, and wash off in the morning (wear gloves in h…

Tips for clear and smooth skin

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It is now more commonly accepted that beautiful skin requires a sensible diet, regular exercise, regular care and - possibly the most important of all - a healthy and positive mental attitude. The mind does seem to play a huge role in determining how our bodies function. A calm, relaxed and positive mental state may be able to greatly promote health and well-being in general.

Use a good sunscreen, avoid excessive exposure to Sun : Sunbathing may be fun for a while, but lots of it can seriously harm the skin. The Sun dehydrates the skin and this may cause wrinkles, dryness and roughness and possibly more - signs of aging. However, sunlight is also a source of vitamin D which is required for metabolism and growth.

Eat lots of raw vegetables and fruits, avoid spicy food : Easier said than done :-) Most people would rather eat only spicy food and avoid raw fruits and vegetables.

If you use makeup, remove it before going to bed.

Keep you liver, intestines and kidneys clean and healthy : Your …

Exercise Shoes Tips

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Exercise shoes can trip you up when it comes to buying a pair suited for your feet. Avoid the pitfalls (and blisters), use these tips to shop for the best exercise footwear for you.

I've got it badly wrong in the past. Lights, mirrors, great displays, pushy sales people and I was straight to the till.

Big mistake. It's not all about looks when buying footwear for exercise.

The right footwear will help prevent injuries and stimulate correct technique. Both essentially, go hand-in-hand. Many overuse injuries start from poor technique when running or walking.

Your feet have specific needs. The key is buying according to those needs. When you next go shopping for exercise shoes, remember to take these tips with you.

Buying Tips

1) Socks. Wear the socks that you usually wear for exercise, or the thickest socks you have.

2) Insoles. Take any insoles or orthotics that you have been prescribed. Put them in the exercise footwear when you try them on.

3) Timing. Head to the shops late in the d…

Is it OK to wear Hose or Tights with Sandals or Open-Toed Shoes ?

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Is it OK to wear Hose or Tights with Sandals or Open-Toed Shoes ?
Is it okay to wear hose, tights or stockings with dressy sandals or open-toed shoes ?

No ... okay, that's the easy answer, and the one you'll hear most often - but not a very realistic one.

One of the reasons people resist the idea of wearing nylons and open-toed shoes is that hose have a tendency to get bunched at the toes. Since the whole point to strappy sandals is to show off your feet, you don't want to call attention to an unattractive attribute (such as bunchy nylon toes). This presents a bit of a fashion dilemma.

Many women are not comfortable with the "bare leg" look, and I don't believe they should be denied sexy, strappy shoes. So, I say, if you want to wear opened-toed shoes with hose or stockings - do it.

Here are a few tips for making it work.

Remember to go with a sandal toe in very pale, nude shades - just a touch of sheen adds a great, sophisticated look. Save the reinforced toe hose…

Hair Dye Allergies

About 5% of permanent hair dyes users develop allergy, mostly as an allergic contact dermatitis with redness and itching in the head area, but systemic reaction with involvement of the whole body skin and other organs may appear in severe cases (1). Hand dermatitis affects considerable percent of hair-dressers (2). The main cause is substance PPD.

PPD (4-ParaPhenyleneDiamine, C6H8N2)

PPD is widely present on the market since 1909 and it is still used in over 2/3 of permanent hair dyes. Commercial hair dye product typically comes in two bottles: the one with PPD based dye (non-oxidized and thus colorless) and the other with oxidizer or developer, usually hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). In the hair dying process initially the peroxide is used to break down the natural hair pigment melanin, then the PPD is used to replace melanin. When PPD reacts with peroxide it becomes partly oxidized and colored and it is this form which may cause allergy. Fully oxidized PPD does not cause allergy, so PPD se…

Fancy Dress Party Ideas

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Here's a few ideas to inspire you when planning your Halloween, Christmas, New Year's Eve or Hogmanay fancy dress costume party. If you really do need some excuses to have more costume parties then you'll find 52 of them towards the bottom of this page.

Teen Movies party:
Road trip, Scream, Porky’s, Bring It On, American Pie, Cheerleader Costumes

Vicars and Tarts party:
from the Bishop of Bath and Wells to Vicars, Cardinals, Tarts and sexy nuns.

Uniforms party:
Naughty Nurses from Newcastle or Doctors from Derby, Fire Girls from Fife or WPCs from Wrexham, Firemen, Army, Navy, Police, & FBI Costumes

Wild West party:
Cowgirls, Indians, Saloon Girls, Can Can Dancers, Sheriffs

Garden Party:
Flowers, weeds, honey bees, love bugs, head gardener

Invaders party:
Vikings, Pirates, British Empire , Martians, Virus

Pirates of the Caribean party:
Pirates, Pirate wench, Jack Sparrow, Navy Officer, Admirals

Allo ‘Allo party:
Herr Flick, Helga, Renee, Yvette, La Resistance, Gendarme

Once upon a time …