Examining Prejudice Through Reality TV

Reality TV has brought real human beings to our lives, flaws and all, to prove that you can’t always judge a book by its cover. Perhaps the most famous misjudgment was the case of Susan Boyle, who in 2009 became a singing sensation on Britain’s Got Talent. Boyle walked on stage as an awkward ugly duckling, but her angelic singing voice instantly captivated the audience, leaving them spellbound and sobbing for more.

The 2011 season of America’s Got Talent had a similarly unattractive book cover in Landau Eugene Murphy. When the tall and skinny, dreadlocked Murphy stepped into the audition room, he was a car-detailing nobody. But when he opened his toothy mouth, Murphy was able to channel the greatest singing voices of all time. The unlikely crooner won the show hands down, and is now considered a first-rate, million dollar Las Vegas star, and slated to headline his own show at Caesar’s Palace in 2012.

What does all this say about people whose appearances repel us? Can’t we find something good in everyone? Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers was famous for saying, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” He was able to recognize that beautiful talents are hiding inside the most tattered coverings, and that people who look beautiful are not the only ones who have talent. Even scary or repulsive looking people can have something really wonderful to offer.

None of us likes to think we are prejudiced, but the word prejudice means pre-judging, and we do it every day. Finding the inner beauty in people is harder, but it can be uplifting, motivating, and even life-changing. It wouldn’t be fair to miss out on all life has to offer just because of a ridiculous prejudice against ugly book covers, or ugly-looking people.

Think of wheelchair-bound physicist, Stephen Hawking, for instance. It is hard to imagine a more pathetic looking person, or someone with whom it would be any more difficult to communicate. But Hawking has exceeded the boundaries of what one could expect of even the most extraordinary people. The world would be a much sorrier place had he been ignored and disregarded because of his hideousness.

Letting go of our prejudices, whatever they may be, is a splendid way to enrich our lives. It can lighten the load of suspicion and narrow-mindedness that weigh so many of us down, and make the world a better place.

Take a cue from what is all around you and look for the best in others. Look for opportunities to draw out and nurture the inner talents of others. Allow everyone’s inner beauty to shine bright, and never let your pre-judgments get in the way of their light.…

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Natural Hair Loss Products For Women

It’s not pleasant to think about, but nearly half of all women will eventually start losing their hair. Female pattern baldness typically causes the strands to start thinning around various regions of the head. This can be very distressing for women since their hair is seen as part of their identity and as a symbol of beauty. Fortunately, there are natural hair loss products for women which can help regrow hair.

Hair Growth Shampoos

If you are losing your hair, you should be very selective about the products you use to clean your hair. It is generally best to only use hair loss products for women which consist of natural ingredients. Avoid products which contain harsh chemicals which can damage the strands by stripping away their natural oils.

Look for shampoos which are made from natural ingredients such as rosemary, chamomile, or vitamin B.

Vitamins for Hair Growth

Many women who are losing their hair also have vitamin deficiencies. The strands must have certain nutrients or they can actually stop growing. This is why multi-vitamins and pre-natal vitamins are considered to be good hair loss products for women.

Vitamin B helps the body produce the protein the strands need in order to maintain their structure and grow. Vitamin E improves circulation and increases blood flow to the scalp. A healthy blood flow stimulates growth since the blood carries nutrients to the scalp to feed the strands. Vitamins A and C are also good for the strands.

Herbal Hair Loss Products for Women

The herbs saw palmetto and green tea are effective hair loss products for women who have female pattern baldness. These herbs block the production of a hormone which causes the strands to fall out by destroying the follicles.…

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Beauty Tips – Top 4 Secrets Unleashed

Beauty is something that people admire and judge a person when seeing for the first time. What would you do if you knew those miracle beauty secrets to gain self confidence that is the first step of being beautiful? Before you laugh out loud thinking nothing will work out for me in becoming beautiful, take a deep breath and read further to find out the old and proven beauty tips.

Beauty Tip #1: Are you tensed about the chapped and cracked lips when winter approaches? Do you think there is nothing you can do for it? Here is something special for you. Apply lip balm onto your lips and rub well after which you can place a wet cloth between your lips and scrub off anything that comes off from you chapped lips. You can then apply lip balm and repeat the same or use your lipstick on the balm and get out in winter with confidence!

Beauty Tip #2: To have a clear fair pimple skin you can try out the best home remedy. For this steam your face for around 10 minutes every night and apply castor oil and give a light massage and straight away get into the bed. Next morning you can wash your face and give steam for another 10 minutes and then you are all set to start the day fresh and lively!

Beauty Tip#3: Be careful while shopping and never go in for selecting those vibrant colors as it shows up a cheap feel. Take along your best friend who has a good taste in garment selection. Listen to others comments also before you try out one. Mix and match good colors like red and white, pink and white, blue and red etc. Try out the small and simple prints, it will work great on you.

Beauty Tip #4: Foot sores and cracks are a major problem when the winter approaches and how do you think you can stay away from these? Here is the beauty tip for you to have great soft and smooth legs. Immerse your feet into hot water with saline and shampoo for at least 15 minutes so it becomes soft. Now you can easily use your file to scrape away the rough skin to make it soft. Immediate apply a foot cream or petroleum jelly and massage well onto the skin. While you get into bed put on socks and have a great sleep to find beautiful soft looking legs.…

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Give A Gift That Just Keeps Giving – The Gift Of Music

If like most people you are filled with trepidation and fear at the thought of an upcoming birthday or gift giving time of year because of the thought of what to buy then maybe you need to get back to basics as far as gift giving goes. We all do it at some point, we all think way to hard about what to buy someone and then end up getting the totally wrong gift because we have wrapped ourselves up so much we have lost sight of the main aim, getting a gift for a friend or family member that will mean something to them and show them that you care. So what is the best way to approach this dilemma so that we get our gift giving right every time?

Whether buying for a friend or a member of the family it is important to keep one thing to the forefront of your mind, will the person you are buying the gift for be happy with it? If you are unsure then do not buy it, it is as simple as that. Always make sure that you give yourself plenty of time in the weeks preceding the event to go out and look for a gift, the inter web has made this chore a lot more bearable by enabling you to seek out any gifts or presents over the web first before you even decide to go shopping. If you are certain that you have found the right gift and are happy with the price then you may sometimes be as well off buying online rather than having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Shopping online has made gift buying so much easier, before the take off of the inter web you were confined to the shops local to where you live but now you have the world at your fingertips, as well as this you can do as much research as you feel you need to make sure that you get the right product. In theory choosing a gift should never have been so easy but as with most things in life, the more choices we have the more difficult it gets to decide.

In these situations keeping it simple is the only answer but simple does not always have to mean borrowing. For instance if you have a friend or loved on who has a passion for music why not look to get them a musical gift, something like a sheet music book with some of their favorite songs in it, if they play an instrument it will give them hours of enjoyment, if they can not play an instrument it may give them the urge to start playing. If you set your mind on finding a musical gift [http://www.cheap-personalized-mugs.com/Gifts/Gifts/Gifts] and the person can not play and has not got an instrument then why not look at getting an instrument starter set as a musical gift.

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Find the Beauty in Everything You Do

Sometimes because we do the work we do, it just seems second nature to us and we do not notice the beauty in what we do.

I'm always looking for inspiration to write. I tend to analyze what I read, hear and see. I always try to find something beautiful in everything. I have my own rules when I write. First, I need to be inspired. Second, I always learn something new when I write, and third, I write only words to encourage people to be better every day. Today, I received a beautiful e-mail from a new customer that made me very happy. I found his words very honest, sweet and encouraging, even though he does not know me personally, as many of my customers do.

Some of you know that I'm a graphic designer and I work on a freelance basis. I love my work. I always do my work as best as I can and try to find solutions for my customers instead of focusing on issues, like when customers do not know what they want or when they send me files or information that's incorrect. Most of the time, I'm available for them and it has its rewards. Yes, it is easier to work from the luxury of a home office, far away from my customers. If I feel frustrated, I can do whatever I need to do to relax and find my happiness once more.

When I receive compliments from my customers, I feel happy and I know I'm appreciated. They do not tell me often, but they continue giving me more work to do, so that means they like my work. I believe in my work. I do my best in everything and I always expect the best from other people. If I give good things, I receive good things too!

How do you feel when you receive compliments? I would like to say honest compliments, but I think the honesty depends on the things you believe about yourself. If someone says something that you do not believe about yourself or your work, you will find the comment dishonest. It does not matter if the person is honest when he / she says it to you. On the other hand, if somebody says good things about you and you are open to receive, those words can make you feel better and encourage you to improve or change yourself. This is how the words can strengthen or ruin a life.

Two days ago I found a very nice video on the YouTube. It calls "Validation." It is a fable about the magic of free parking, starring TJ Thyne and Vicki Davis. It is a wonderful short movie. It clearly shows how words can improve lives and how the negativity from people you love is more contagious than the happiness. But, when your happiness is your natural state and comes from the bottom of your heart, you get everything and the Universe conspires to bring you …

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Fall Weddings

The days are shorter, the air is crisper and leaves full of vibrant gold, red and orange and falling to the ground. While summer is turning swiftly into fall, that doesn’t mean wedding season is over for the year. It’s possible to have a beautiful wedding during the fall. The key? Using the beauty of fall to your advantage. After all, it’s all about using your five senses to create your dream wedding!!

Sight: Do you want to have an outdoor wedding on a sunny day? It’s all about what you think will be visually pleasing. Why not capture your wedding on film with a photo shoot among the colorful leaves in a forest? Also, be sure to place a disposable camera on each table, so your guests can capture beautiful moments for you, especially if you do choose to have an airy, outdoor wedding. And for those wedding guests? A great wedding favor is a small jar of fall jam or honey labeled with you and your spouse’s name and the date. A great way to commemorate the occasion. Also, place some small gourds and pumpkins at each table decorated in red, orange and yellow ribbon for that extra touch. Encourage each guest to take one with them when they leave.

Hear: Instead of having the reception inside, why not take it outside? Either under a big-top tent or a place where you and your guests can hear the sounds of fall all around them. The crunching of the leaves, the sounds of the birds. As for music, an orchestra is a great way to set the calm, slower-paced mood of fall. It captures the ambiance perfectly.

Smell: The smells of fall are one of the things that make the season so distinguishable from the others. Why not capture that mood, both during the ceremony and at the reception, by lighting soothing candles. To also capture fall, burning leaves is a great way to get everyone in the spirit of the season!

Touch: When you think of touch, your mind might immediately go to what you and your bridesmaid will wear. Fall is all about soft colors, so why not wear a light pink, purple, red or blue dress. And for bridesmaid? If you choose to wear a traditional white dress, consider those red colors for their dresses.

Taste: Food can be a huge concern for many at a wedding. A large factor in choosing what food to serve is the time of the reception. If you have an early reception, why not opt for light finger foods such as a meat and cheese tray. Also, for an extra touch, a bowl of fall berries (think blueberries, raspberries, apples) could be placed at each table for guests to nibble on. If you’re planning on having a dinner reception, fall is all about hearty soups with lots of vegetables. Give guests a choice of soup or chili as well as the usual choice of steak or chicken. And for …

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Hawaii Wedding Planner – How To Plan An Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor marriages in Hawaii are beautiful – except when the weather is not. This is what you need to know when preparing your outdoor marriage (on or near the beach).

1)Have a backup plan in the event of rain. Passing showers are typical in the islands and thought to be a blessing. But heavy rain make for a messy ceremony and/or reception – so, if at all possible, have a “Plan B.” Possibilities are renting a enclosure or scheduling an indoor site. Another idea is having your wedding at a beach front location with indoor facilities such as a resort or estate.

2) If you’re holding your wedding literally on the beach, don’t put chairs directly on the sand if at all possible. The sand is uneven and unstable, and some of your guests may not be dressed appropriately for remaining on the sand. Find a grassy area to place chairs for guests. If you do want your ceremony on the sand, think about renting some type of platform for the chairs to be placed on.

3)Think about the glare of the sun for you and your guests. Try to arrange people where there is minimal time staring directly into the sun. The beauty of the ocean scenery gets lost when you or your guests can’t even open their eyes.

4)If it’s a daytime marriage, discuss having bottled water available for guests as they show up. Maui’s sun can be hot; and individuals can dehydrate rapidly in the afternoon sun.

5) Consider hand-held fans to distribute to guests as wedding favors or as keepsakes to help keep the sun out of their eyes and a cool breeze handy.

6) Consider the local weather service with regard to tide and sunset times. And keep those factors in mind when discussing your wedding time.

7) Don’t neglect to find out all the rules and regulations for the beach or park you are using. Some regulations to look for are restrictions on number of guests; use or availability of electricity; use of amplified music; time allotted. Usually public beaches and parks will only allow smaller ceremonies.…

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How Digital Photography is Boosting the Fashion Industry?

The growth of digital photography had made it feasible for everyone to capture the perfect moments of their lives better than ever. The big improvement in shutter speed and photo resolution, make it convenient and easy for both beginners and professional photographers to take good pictures. In addition, photo editing can now be done to create a more creative and artistic photos.

Digital photography has also been a huge plus for many online and offline businesses. A stock or image is used by a photographer to purchase images. These stocks are then purchased on different prices, depending on the license. But since they are digital, and they can be acquainted outright from different companies, they can be modified, manipulated and edited using sophisticated editing software.

Today, digital photography is known to boost the fashion industry. Digital fashion photography far off different from television footages and taking photos on films. For digital photographers, it is a more challenging field to work on.
The ultimate purpose of digital fashion photography is to capture every detail in the ramp. It will focus on the figures of the stunning ladies, in their most fancy, magnificent and extreme fashion outfits. Digital fashion photography will capture the various outlooks essential to gratify the acceptance in world wide fashion trends.

While digital fashion photography is a meticulous field, a photographer should be creative enough to know the hottest craze each year.

Like fashion designers, digital fashion photographers should also work in high end ease, filed with beauty and glamor. The latter should really come up with the fashion's great photos.

Here are few points to consider on digital fashion photography:

1. Keep focused
2. Ensure that your camera is always with you
3. Know and set your objective
4. Do not let go of the opportune moment
5. Envision on how could come up with a creative and interesting pictures
6. Make use of various distance and angles for each shot
7. Show contrast by giving blurry parts and sharp emphasis over your photos.
8. Organize your subject
9. Put weight on the shapes and lines of interest.
10. Create good impact that you are giving information on your audience

A digital photographer should also be aware that whatever output he delivers will unforgettable the care, readiness and awareness of the many vital points to remember in taking pictures.

Requirements for a Flourishing Digital Fashion Photography

1. Proper Lighting- The photographer should use curtains and reflectors. Use a tripod and set light to either left or right side of the object at an angle of 45 degree. As much as possible, avoid bright lights, or else use polarizing filters. And lastly, never underexpose parts or expose the whole photo (e); never expose the entire photograph, underexpose other parts.

2. Good Color Harmony- Photographers can make use of background materials to give emphasis on tint and color. Use reflectors, filters, see through transparency, and diffusers to neutralize colors. It is recommended to use gray and white backgrounds.

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Women's Clothing Choices – What Motivates Them?

Women's clothing choices have been influenced through history for a variety of reasons. In some cases, of course, the factors are obvious, such as for warmth or protection. However, other more subcontractors also come into play. Some of these are discussed below.

Modesty

As a concept, "modesty" continues to shift with changes in time and culture. However, it continues to play a very important role in women's fashion, as it always has. For example, in some cultures, it is still considered forbidden (or at least frowned upon) for women to show off their legs, shoulders, backs, cleavage, or even faces. The United States no longer enforces such strict codes on women other than very specific modest, such as the fact that it is illegal for a woman to be completely topless in public except for in very specific places that overtly allow it. For women and men alike, complete nudity is frowned upon except for in very specific public places that explicitly allow it as well.

Muslim cultures still expect women to cover most of their bodies while they are in public. These garments are very concealing and the market for them continues to flourish. They are made of denim, rayon, silk, polyester, wool, or cotton. Some of the common items include long lycra gloves, abayas (long cloak-like coverings), Hijab underscarves, and jilbabs, which are outer overgarments that include coats and long robes.

Beauty and Seduction

Of course, beauty and seduction continue to be among the main reasons women dress provocatively or at least attractively. A slinky, backless dress may be suitable for a cocktail party, while a slim pants suit in muted colors may be appropriate for that business dinner. Oftentimes, women do dress to impress others, but just as often, they choose their clothes based on how it makes them feel.

Hanging on the occasion and person wearing it, a black business suit with low heeled shoes and a jaunty scarf is just as attractive as a slim sheath of an evening gown with pearls and stiletto heels. In fact, the evening gown would look very out of place at a business luncheon. Attitude is just as important as the outfit is for any particular occasion.

Status

Women often also choose clothing because of their status or position within a social group. Some pieces in particular call attention to a specific affiliation. For example, elaborate African tribal rooby robes speak of status in a very specific way. A slim skirt and crisp shirt, on the other hand, are more appropriate for a corporate executive or lawyer in the United States.

Ceremonies

Oftentimes, women wear specific fashions for specific ceremonies and occasions that are very significant in their lives. Bridal gowns and the bridesmaids' dresses are two examples of this particular kind of attire. Other examples include dresses chosen specifically for prom or homecoming, or the debutante ball. Quincereana evening dresses are very important for 15-year-old Latina girls; They are often elaborate, flashy, or classic, but nonetheless, they are …

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A Ravishing Wedding Celebration in the City of Royals

Rajasthan, the largest state of India, is prominently popular for the conventional spell of royalty and beauty it casts over its courters. The state holds an ancestral dominion over its identity as the city of Royals. So, if you are planning to celebrate the most auspicious occasion of your life, and want to feel no less than an illustrious price or princess then, of Rajasthan is the land which deserves to host your wedding.

Royal destinations, enchanting themes, up scaled services, appetizing food, and everything you can ask for to make your wedding day memorable, you can find it here. Not sure? Have a look.

Destinations

Rajasthan is the land of forts. Perhaps, almost every city in this state endows a mystic royal fort. The land which carries the enormousness of Mehrangarh fort on its chest and the artistry of the lake palace in its heart can never disappoint you if you are looking for the perfect wedding destination.

In the modern cities of Rajasthan, you can find some magnificent hotels and exquisite resorts which can be appropriate sites for elaborate destination weddings. The idea of a destination wedding has become eminent in various parts of the state. In cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Bikaner, etc. conducting a ravishing wedding isn’t a very tedious and costly task if you have a reliable and creative team of wedding planners on your side.

Wedding Themes and Decorations

A wedding theme adds an alluring oomph to the entire idea of decorations to set up D-Day and all the charming functions of the wedding. The spellbinding culture and traditions emerged from Rajasthan’s heritage hold some splendid cues for extravagant wedding themes.

Presently, in Rajasthan, the most trending themes for wedding and wedding functions include the Rajwada wedding and the Swayamwar theme. These themes are sure to port you to the world of fairy tales with the venue decorated as a king’s palace and the bride and groom dressed just like the royalties of a much-renowned dynasty. Also, the decorations inspired from Radha-Krishna’s divinity with a contemporary touch to the theme can also embellish your wedding day with glitters and stars. You can be as creative as you desire to be with the choice of the theme. After all, it is your big day!

Cuisine and Entertainment

Amongst everything royal and luxurious, how can we forget to mention the appetizing and elaborate cuisine of Rajasthan? You can rely upon the rajwada menu if you wish to gratify and treat your guests to an elegant dining. From popular dishes from the kitchen of Rajasthan’s royalties to every possible flavor from around the world can be served at your wedding. Apart from the deity of royal ‘rajwada’ cuisine, you can imbibe the essence of Rajasthan’s folk music and traditional Rajasthani performances to add a special entertainment quotient to your wedding celebration.

Services

As much as Rajasthan is known for its luxury, it is renowned for its servicing. Whether it be the case of catering, decorations, hospitality, …

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