10 Beauty Rules to Break

Whether you’re a teenager, a mom, or a CEO, there’s a certain thrill in breaking rules. If you’re itching to break some rules but don’t want to risk big consequences, take a look at these outdated beauty rules. How many of these can you break today?

1. You can’t leave the house with chipped nail polish
How many times have you been on your way out the door only to realize that your manicure is in need of some TLC? So you apply a quick touch-up then frantically blow on them until you think (hope) they’re dry enough to avoid smudging. Well, there’s good news: thanks to the resurgence of the grunge look, you don’t have to do that anymore. While you certainly don’t want to go out in public with a manicure that looks like its been chewed by small animals, you can stop worrying about a few chips.

2. Gray hair makes you look old
Gray hair carries an undeserved stigma. A lot of women start turning gray in their 30s – or even their 20s! More and more of them are choosing not to cover that gray up, especially when it’s a gorgeous silver. Gray hair only makes you look old if the rest of your look is frumpy; when combined with stylish clothes and flawless makeup, gray hair is a hot, trendy fashion statement.

3. Visible roots make you look cheap
This is another rule that has been given a well-deserved heave-ho. Darker roots can add depth of tone to your hair. The secret is that they shouldn’t look like they’ve been drawn on with a ruler. To make your roots look stylish and natural, have your stylist use a few different shades and apply them randomly at your part.

4. Women over 40 can’t wear long hair
With stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Courteney Cox leading the way, women in their 40s are choosing to keep their long tresses instead of following the arbitrary rule that the need to cut them off after that milestone birthday. Sure, frazzled, overly-processed hair should be trimmed, but that’s true regardless of the age of the wearer. Healthy, glossy locks look beautiful on women of any age.

5. Manis and pedis should match
Says who? The more intricate nail designs become, the less sense it makes to insist that hands and feet match. Try an elaborate design on your fingernails with a complementary solid color on your toes. Or try a sparkly polish on your toes with a matte of the same shade on your hands. Hands and feet shouldn’t clash, but they don’t need to match, either.

6. Always use makeup brushes
Sure, professional makeup artists use brushes, but that’s like saying professional bakers use industrial ovens: it doesn’t mean you have to. In fact, applying concealer and foundation with your fingertips warms it up, making it blend more smoothly. It’s also easier to control the amount when you’re applying makeup with your fingers, so that you don’t end up looking like you’re wearing a mask.

7. Redheads can’t wear red lipstick
Sure, they can. The trick is to focus on skin tone, not hair color, when choosing a shade. If your skin has pink undertones, opt for a “blue red.” If your skin has olive or golden undertones, choose an “orange red.” And there are lots of variations within those two color families, so don’t be afraid to experiment to find just the right one.

8. You should only use eyeliner on your top lid
There’s a grain of truth in this rule: completely encircling your eyes with liner makes them look smaller. But it’s all about technique. Instead of outlining your entire eye with the same color and thickness, opt for a lighter touch on your lower lid, with the line drawn at or just below your lash line, not above it. Another trick is to use a lighter shade of the same color you use on your upper lid. Still have reservations? Try using a white or nude pencil to draw a thin line right above that lower lash line to make your eyes look wider.

9. Always use lip liner
The idea behind this rule was to keep your lipstick from bleeding into your foundation. The unfortunate unintended consequence was “coloring book lips”: the look you get when your lipstick wears off and you’re left with nothing but a dark outline. The secret to using lip liner without looking cartoonish is to choose one in the same shade as your lipstick and to apply it all over your lips rather than just outlining them. You can then apply your lipstick over the liner.

10. Blush belongs only on the apples of your cheeks
This is one of those rules that works for some women but shouldn’t be applied universally. Instead of just highlighting the widest part of your cheeks, use blush to contour your face. If you’re not quite that adventurous, just apply it where you naturally flush, which is usually on the cheeks and, to a lesser degree, the forehead. A side benefit to breaking this rule is that it lets you get away with breaking another one: the rule about not wearing blush with bold lipstick. If you apply the blush farther back on your cheeks, there’s no reason you can’t wear both.

Don’t let old, stale rules dictate your beauty routine. Go ahead – be adventurous and break some rules. But don’t just stick to these. If there are other beauty rules you’ve always hated, it’s time to toss them out and make your own rules.

8 Crucial Reasons to Give Up Sugar

Sugar is one of the most addicting things many people become dependent on without realizing it. Although we have all grown up loving sugar, there are many reasons to give up it today. The major reason is definitely your health. Sugar is the key factor to almost all health issues these days. It can suppress your immune system, upset your body’s mineral balance, speed the aging process, causing grey hair and wrinkles, cause kidney damage, contribute to diabetes and osteoporosis, and many more. Below is the list of a few crucial reasons to give up sugar for good.

1. Sugar makes your skin look older
Sugar makes your skin look older
I was astonished to find out that sugar can make a person age faster. The thing is, sugar can disrupt the hormones as well as encourage free radicals that are responsible for aging, illness, and destruction of the DNA. Give up sugar today to look a bit younger tomorrow.

2. Highly addictive
Highly addictive
Another crucial reason to give up sugar as soon as possible is because it’s very addictive. It was proven that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine, which means the more you consume it, the more you want it. I don’t know about you, but for me, it sounds a bit terrifying.

3. It can cause weight gain
It can cause weight gain
Not only does sugar promote tooth decay and provide quick highs and lows, it also offers nothing but plenty of empty calories. If you are on a diet and you are trying to drop several unwanted pounds, you need to consume only natural sugar. Though, it doesn’t mean you should eat a lot of sugar if you are trying to gain weight. Sugar is not good for you no matter what your fitness goal is.

4. Mood swings
Mood swing
Sugar can also cause mood swings. When you consume sugar, your blood sugar spikes and then drops quickly once you have burned it. It impacts your metabolism, your mood and your overall health. If you experience frequent mood swings during the day, try to eliminate sugar from your diet and see what happens.

5. Sugar makes you hungrier
Sugar makes you hungrier
The more sugar you consume, the hungrier you feel. From my personal experience I can say that it’s true. Have you ever noticed that you feel hungry after eating your breakfast? That’s because you eat a lot of sugar in the morning. You may crave sweet, sugary foods, and everything that has sugar in it and that are packed with empty calories you don’t need.

6. It suppresses your immune system
It suppresses your immune system
Eating sugar suppresses your immune system and makes your body more susceptible to some diseases, including cold and flu. Numerous studies show that a body with a lower pH is the best environment for cancer to grow in. So if you are trying to boost your immune system and prevent cancer, you should start with quitting sugar first.

7. It can make you feel foggy
It can make you feel foggy
We are all running around with a great amount of things to do each day. Feeling foggy is certainly the last thing we need, but did you know that consuming sugar can actually cause the brain fog? I think this is a sound reason to give up sugar today.

8. It doesn’t contain any vitamins or minerals
It doesn’t contain any vitamins or minerals
As I said before, sugar is simply empty calories. It doesn’t contain any vitamins and minerals. Most high-sugar foods such pastries, candy bars and sodas contain very little nutrients. If you consume them regularly, you might become deficient in some important nutrients.

Most of us know that too many sweets can cause weight gain and numerous health issues, so why not give up sugar for good to feel better and healthier? Opt for natural sugar and eliminate processed sugar from your diet. The results will greatly astonish you! Are you going to give up sugar?

5 Ways My Family Makes My Life Happier

Happiness is something that all people strive for throughout their life. However, this word has absolutely different meaning for each of us. I’m convinced that every person has something that makes them happy, regardless of age and interests. For years I’ve tried to find out things that really matter to me and that make my life meaningful. Now I can easily say that family is one of the most significant values to me. My life is very busy and I have to fulfill a lot of tasks and cope with numerous troubles every day. In spite of this I never get upset because I know that my family will support and understand me.

My home is the only place in my life where I can be myself whatever happens. This is my harbor which makes me feel confident and safe. Whether you are a child or an adult, you are always attached to your family since they are an indispensable part of your life and they always bring you joy and happiness. That’s why we should realize how much our families are important to us, appreciate our loved ones and do our best to take care of them. Here are a few undeniable reasons why I feel happy with my family.

1. It Gives Me Sense of Love and Care
I think that love and care are the most crucial things that make us happy and satisfied. Who else can give you more love and care than your family? Every family member should care for one another, only this way you will develop trust and strong family ties. Unfortunately, very often we take our family for granted and forget to care about them. Actually, it doesn’t take much time and effort to express your love and gratitude to your parents, children or husband/wife. Just a few minutes of your attention will make them happy and they will feel how much they matter to you.

When I was a child, my parents’ love helped me to overcome various difficulties and it gave me emotional support. Now I have my own child and I try hard to fill her up with my love and care. I’m sure that this way she will grow up a successful and loving personality. Although I live far away from my parents and we can’t see each other very often, we try to keep in touch by phone,texting, sending gifts and cards. It reduces the distance between us and shows our mutual concern and emotional involvement. When my husband gives flowers to me and kisses me tenderly, I am the happiest person in the world!

2. It Provides Me with Support
My family is my strength in hard times. Whenever I face stressful situations and have to surmount numerous barriers only my family think and worry about me. It’s a great pleasure and happiness to feel their support, even if they are not near me. At different stages of my life my family members helped me to cope with stress and anxiety.

For example, there were some periods in my childhood when I suffered from misunderstanding of my peers, which resulted in quarrels with friends and classmates. At those moments I was completely frustrated and only my mother could cheer me up and help to solve the problem. I am an adult person now, but still my mother’s support gives me strength and patience to reach my goals and desires.

3. It Is the Source of My Motivation and Inspiration
Inspiration is something we need to succeed in our life and to be happy. A person can’t show good results in different activities without being inspired and motivated. I believe that inspiration is all around us and it comes from a variety of sources. For me family is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Warm and cheerful atmosphere in my family constantly gives me motivation to excel and progress in my job. At every possible opportunity I try to get together with my family that inspires me to live, enjoy and laugh. The little things such as chatting over a cup of tea or having the family card game give me an endless source of inspiration.

4. I Feel Absolutely Safe with My Family
Generally, all people feel safe within their own inner world. Since human beings are social creatures, they have to interact with others and share their thoughts, ideas and experience. Sometimes this interpersonal connection may be unpleasant for us and may even hurt our feelings and lower our self-esteem.

Nonetheless, there is a place where I can feel safe and comfortable. That is my home. Here I can be myself and I don’t need to play roles and explain anything to my family because they know who I am and take me with all my good and bad sides as well. Thus, my family boosts my self-confidence that is necessary for numerous life achievements.

5. We Enjoy the Best Moments of Our Life Together
Undoubtedly, time spent with your family is one of the major things which determine your relations with them and your happiness either. Therefore, we need to devote time to our loved ones in order to be happy and bring positive emotions to them. Despite my busy schedule I always carve out time for my little daughter and my husband. Surely, we can’t enjoy walking to the park or sitting in the café every day, but I’ve made it a rule to spend an hour with my family once a week. At these moments, I forget about my work, office calls and I am present with my family whole-heartedly.

There is a great number of other activities that I practice with my family and that bring us closer, making us love, respect and value each other more. For instance, we have a wonderful tradition of celebrating our birthdays, family anniversaries and other events that are important to us. Every year we try to visit new interesting places in our country and abroad. I should say it’s an amazing experience that fills us with excitement and memorable impressions.

Family is the greatest blessing that we can get in our life. My family is the first priority to me and I really appreciate it as I know that my parents, my husband and my daughter are the most precious people for me and no one else can make me happy and satisfied as they do. Is your family important to you? What makes you feel happy with your family? How do you express your love and care to them?

7 Things I Wish Every Woman Knew about Healthy Lifestyle

Nowadays healthy lifestyle is one of the most popular topics that are much spoken about on the television, in magazines and we can often hear about it from our friends and colleagues. I should admit it sounds really great, but, unfortunately, most of us don’t actually realize what a healthy lifestyle stands for.

Today my health is my first priority since only when I’m healthy I can be absolutely happy and enjoy all the blessings of this world. Just a few years ago I didn’t focus much on my lifestyle and it seemed that consuming vitamins and doing morning exercise were quite enough for me to be healthy. Everything changed when I made a new friend who was obsessed with the idea of a healthy lifestyle and eagerly followed the instructions and rules that helped her to stay positive, healthy and beautiful. When I saw the impressive results of her healthy way of life I’d made the conscious decision to improve my health and the quality of my life either. I’ve read a lot of literature about healthy living and even visited dietarians who helped me to choose the most suitable diet and advised me on several daily habits that had a big impact on my overall health.

Now I can definitely say that living a healthy lifestyle requires much effort, though, it’s worth it. It is about feeling well physically, mentally and socially. In order to be healthy we need to keep to a balanced diet, hydrate our body, exercise regularly, avoid stress and incorporate some healthy habits into our everyday life. So, if you want to feel better, improve your condition and look more attractive, make sure you include the following crucial things into your daily routine.

1. Balanced diet gives you more energy
Eating a balanced diet is an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. That’s why I try to stick to a nutritious eating plan with a variety of food groups like fruits, vegetables, lean meat, dairy products and grains that are high in vitamins and fiber. By adding these foods to my daily menu I get more energy, boost my physical performance and have a better mood.

One of the major rules I’ve learnt about healthy lifestyle is not to skip my breakfast because it is the most substantial meal of the day that provides me with energy for the whole day. I have never eaten in the morning before. Consequently I often felt tired and sleepy at my workplace and consumed more food at lunch that led to my weight gain. Nowadays I try to reduce my sugar and salt intake and avoid various junk foods that can be extremely harmful to my health. Taking into account that women are at higher risk of osteoporosis, doctors stress we should eat more calcium-rich foods on a regular basis.

2. Water is the key to health and beauty
It’s not a secret that our body is made up of 70% water. Due to this fact it plays a vital role in the body’s metabolism. I think you’ve heard enough about the necessity of drinking about 7 glasses of water a day in order to stay healthy and beautiful. If your body lacks water, you’ll be subjected to various diseases and it can be even the reason of your overweight. So, I recommend you to hydrate your body daily and you’ll be amazed with the final results.

I’ve tried different ways to control my weight and keep fit, but not all of them were effective to me. Nevertheless, I was lucky to find out a wonderful solution that helped me to consume less calories. Once I watched a TV program with my favorite actress who shared the secrets of her beauty and one of her healthy tips was drinking a glass of water before every meal. After that I started to practice that habit regularly and it turned out to be really beneficial to me as it makes me feel fuller and I don’t eat as much as I did before. I also like to add a slice of lemon to water and its sour flavor helps me to decrease food cravings.

3. The role of exercise is immense
When it comes to our health the role of exercise can’t be overestimated. The lack of movement is one of those factors that may cause a number of health problems. If your body is not used to physical activity, you can get tired easily even with some simple tasks. Every medical expert will tell you that daily exercise is essential to healthy living. It has been medically proven that people who do regular exercises have more chances to strengthen their heart, muscles and bones.

For me, constant physical activity is a nice opportunity to keep my weight at healthy levels. I’ve been going to the gym for 3 years now and I can say that my regular workouts have contributed greatly to my general well-being and lifestyle. I almost never catch a cold, have a better sleep at night and it’s easy for me to be in a good shape. Furthermore, by exercising I improve my mood since extra physical activity is known to promote the release of endorphins, the so-called “hormones of happiness”. Due to my busy schedule I can’t go to the gym whenever I want. At these days I opt for some other activities that are good for my body and mind as well. For instance, I play with my daughter in the yard, walk around the local park or simply do household chores.

4. Avoiding stress is important
We can hardly imagine our life without stressful situations. It seems they are waiting for us everywhere: at work, at home and even in the street. I’ve read a lot about the negative influence of high stress levels on our health such as the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, poor immunity, high blood pressure and mental disorders. Isn’t all this the reason for us to reduce our everyday stress and not to let it overtake us? You might ask me how I manage to eliminate stress from my life. Surely, it was rather hard to control my thoughts, emotions and keep the balance between my inner world and environment. There is a wide option of activities that I practice daily to reduce my stress. Spending time with my family, physical exercise and gardening are the best things for me to renew my emotional state and feel good.

5. You can’t be healthy without getting enough sleep
Speaking about a healthy lifestyle I can’t omit an adequate sleep that is incredibly important to our physical and mental well-being. Getting enough sleep is one of the basic requirements for our body. When you sleep at least 7 hours a night, your body and brain get a chance to rest, rejuvenate and replenish energy for the next day so that you are able to perform all the necessary tasks.

I’m a busy woman and sometimes getting a healthy sleep can be a great luxury for me. As most women who have to take care of their families and work at the same time, I often suffer from sleep deprivation that leads to negative consequences. I have noticed that lack of sleep makes me irritable, I feel exhausted throughout the day and it also affects my immune system. In contrast to this, when I get a regular and deep sleep, I can stay awake at my workplace, my mood is much better, I manage to control my appetite and my face radiates freshness and beauty. Accordingly, I do my best to get a healthy sleep and my body is grateful for this.

6. Fresh air makes you healthier
How much time do you usually spend outdoors during the day? Do you know that breathing fresh air and getting enough sunlight play an important role in your health, making you stronger and more persistent to various illnesses? Once you’ve made up your mind to lead a healthy lifestyle you should definitely add a few outdoor activities to your daily routine. Personally I have no time to go outside on weekdays and I’m worried about that because I can’t get oxygen necessary for the proper work of my brain and cardiovascular system. In spite of all the amount of work I have to fulfill each day, I’ve recently made some changes in my busy schedule, leaving time for such healthy outdoor activities as walking in the park with my daughter or getting to my work on foot instead of taking a bus. Spending more time outside enables me to reduce tension, anger and feel happier.

7. You should get rid of your addictions
Without a doubt every person has certain addictions like smoking, drinking alcohol, coffee or excessive consumption of sweets. These unhealthy habits may increase your risk of different diseases and stress in the body. Fortunately, I don’t smoke at all and don’t drink alcohol beverages, nonetheless I have one weakness in my life. I can’t live without sweets that can be dangerous to my waistline and influence my blood sugar. That’s why I try to control my daily intake of sweet products, limiting them to an absolute minimum. If you really care about your health, you should stop consuming alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and other toxic substances immediately!

You can see there are plenty of things you should know to lead a healthy lifestyle. Do you have any of these healthy habits in the list of your daily routines? If you want to be healthy and positive, you need to start practicing them right now. By eating well, getting enough sleep and staying active I have changed my mind and body completely and now I can enjoy a healthy and happy life. Are there any other things you wish women knew about healthy lifestyle?

5 Reasons to Get Midlife Insurance Today

Becoming a responsible adult simply means ensuring loved ones, who rely on you, are financially protected if you unexpectedly leave them behind. Life insurance is the right way to provide that protection. The truth is that a frightening reality persists.

From a reliable source, 3 out of 10 Americans do not feel they have enough life insurance coverage. 20-something do not purchase life insurance because they feel invincible. At the other side of the coin, folks 50 or older have a difficult time purchasing coverage. This is simply because they have difficult time qualifying medically or it has become more expensive.

To be factual, the real stage or age for purchasing insurance coverage is in your 30s or 40s. It is actually the best time when you qualify for good rates. With this clear explanation, you will be able to understand the basic reasons to get midlife insurance.

1. Pay off property taxes
You probably know that estate taxes can be steep. For this reason, having midlife insurance coverage is crucial to avoid jeopardizing funds or assets built for retirement. The use of middle insurance coverage for this purpose remains most common in huge estates. However, it uses permanent insurance process to make sure that coverage remains until the end of life.

2. Pay off debts
In addition to providing income to secure daily living expenses, you will need middle age insurance to cover debts such as mortgage. This will help to secure your house from being sold and remaining solvent. This is a great midlife insurance reason that everyone should have in mind while living here on earth.

3. It makes financial sense
Life insurance remains a financial investment or asset that can help boast your credit. It can also help you to get health coverage or a loan. There are many policies with cash value. Even in case of bankruptcy, it cannot be touched by creditors. This is one of the main reasons to get midlife insurance now.

4. Supplement your retirement
You can make use of midlife insurance to ensure your retirement savings last for a long time. An annuity remains a do-it-yourself pension plan. When you put an amount of money into a life coverage product in return your stream of income will remain guaranteed month after month.

5. Pay final expenses
The cost of a burial and funeral can simply run into the tens of thousands of dollars. If you do not want your children, parents and wife to suffer financially and emotionally, it is a good idea to have midlife insurance in place. It can also help to resolve any problem your family may face when you die.

Middle insurance can be use to replace your spouse’s income and cover children’s expenses. With the difficulties of modern life, you would probably agree that middle age insurance covers so many risks or problems in one’s life. If you have no insurance at all, simply contact a reliable and reputable insurance company today. This will help you to avoid so many complications down the road.

10 Great Reasons to Use Blush

When you look in the mirror, does your face look dull, drab and tired? Fortunately, there’s a fast and simple fix for that. A little blush can go a long way when you include it in your beauty regimen. Just make sure you use the right blush color for your skin tone. Here are ten reasons blush is a must in your makeup routine:

1. It brightens things up
Most of us spend quite a bit of time indoors, particularly in the winter months. Without the extra sunshine, it’s easy for your skin to get pale. Blush is a great way to get the rosy glow you’re longing for without having to resort to an artificial-looking sunless tanner. If you can’t have sun-kissed cheeks, a light coat of blush is the next-best thing.

2. It’s quick
Many people are pressed for time in the morning. Blush is an excellent inclusion for your beauty regimen because it can be applied in seconds. Just dab a little on each cheek and you’re good to go. You can’t get much quicker than that!

3. It’s inexpensive
There are plenty of quality brands that offer blush to fit almost anyone’s budget. Plus, since it doesn’t take much to achieve your desired look, you won’t have to buy it very often. At a cost of just pennies per use, there’s no reason you shouldn’t pick up in a container in your favorite shade. You can’t afford not to invest in this beauty secret.

4. It gives your face a slender look
Blush is a fantastic way to define your cheekbones and make your face appear thinner. Apply the blush to only the apples of your cheeks for the maximum effect. You may just hear your friends and coworkers asking “Have you lost weight?”

5. It can complement your skin tone
One glance at the makeup section of your favorite beauty store and you’ll see dozens of colors of blush. You’re sure to find one that will suit your skin’s unique hue. Blush is the perfect way to enhance your natural beauty with a few simple swipes.

6. It lets you change your look with ease
If you feel like you’ve become stuck in a beauty rut, blush can provide a fantastic method for breaking out of it. Using a different shade will change up your whole look with minimal effort. Pick up some new colors to try the next time you take a stroll through the cosmetic aisle. That way you can have a fresh appearance for each day of the week.

7. It can take your look from day to night
When it comes to makeup, what’s appropriate for the office may not always be what you’d choose for a night on the town. Luckily, blush can make all the difference. Go with a lighter, muted tone for work. Then, be daring with a bold shade for your dinner out with the girls. Whether it’s for day or night, you’ll find a blush that’s right!

8. It covers up skin imperfections
If you’re self-conscious about your freckles or perhaps some facial scars, blush is the perfect cover-up. Just apply a couple of slight strokes and no one will be the wiser. Blush is also terrific approach for concealing acne, age spots or other blemishes. No matter what you’re trying to hide, blush has got you covered.

9. It makes you look younger
Let’s face it: no one is getting any younger. As the years drag on, your face droops down. Blush is a simple solution for those who want to combat the signs of aging. By dabbing a bit on the apples of your cheeks, you’ll draw attention upward and offset any wrinkles or sagging you’re beginning to see. Plus, a little blush can give you that youthful radiance you’ve been missing. Forget the anti-aging cream; blush will do the trick.

10. It can lift your mood
When your face looks bright, chances are your mood will brighten as well. Each time you look at your reflection, you’ll have a cheerful and lively appearance looking back at you. Using blush can boost your confidence and make you feel better about yourself. In other words, looking better and feeling better go hand in hand!

Whether you have an extensive beauty regimen or you barely have time to glance in the mirror, blush should be at the top of your makeup list. With so many amazing benefits, a touch of rouge should always serve as a base for your face. Once you make it a part of your morning routine, you’ll never go without this beauty essential. Consult a makeup expert to help you find your perfect shade or just play around with colors on your own. Either way, blush is a must-have to bring out the true beauty of every woman! How often do you use blush?

8 Things You Can Do When You’re Just Unhappy

There are moments in life when you feel unhappy for no obvious reason and it seems everything in your life is so wrong. In fact, this happens to all people, including the most positive people. Don’t just wait out this bad period in your life, take the matters into your own hands instead. Take a look at the list of the things you can do when you’re unhappy for no reason.

1. Let go of everything that makes you unhappy
If you’re not happy with your life, start changing it. Make a list of the things and people who make you unhappy and consider the ways to make your life brighter and happier. Remove toxic friends from your life, quit the job you don’t like, drop negative thoughts, in one word, leave behind everything and everyone that make you unhappy. Learn to be grateful for everything you have in life now and let go of the past.

2. Take a break
If you feel unhappy and you don’t know why, take a break and find out the reason. Maybe you’re just tired and you need to relax, or maybe someone makes your life miserable. Focus on your mental state and set all your problems aside. Go for a walk and enjoy the nature, meditate or exercise. Spend some quality time alone to refresh, relax and renew. If someone makes your life unhappy, remove them from your life no matter who they are.

3. Take a few steps back
If you feel unhappy, take a few steps back and reflect on everything you’ve done in life. Maybe you need to make some changes in your life or maybe you need to change your lifetime goals and set new ones. It can be hard to change something, but if this will make you a much happier person, don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.

4. Make other people happy
I know how it’s difficult to help other people when you can’t even help yourself, however it’s one of the best things you can do when you are just unhappy. Making people around you happy can actually be beneficial for both parties. You won’t simply make others feel better, you will feel better yourself.

5. Watch a comedy
Instead of watching a tragic love story, watch a funny movie to boost your mood. Laughing will definitely make you feel better. Plus, you will have a great opportunity to forget about your problems, even if it’s only for a while. It’s been proven that faking a smile can make you feel much better in no time. So, fake it until you make it.

6. Surround yourself with positive people
When you feel down, try to spend more time with people who make you smile and happy. They will help you forget about your worries, boost your mood and feel happy again. Remember, life is too short to spend your time with those who make you unhappy. If you have toxic friends, it might be the perfect time to end your friendships.

7. Volunteer
Volunteering is one of the best tips I can give you when you feel unhappy for no reason. Animal shelters, orphanages, nursing homes always need someone’s help. You don’t have to be a qualified or experienced person and you don’t have to have money to volunteer. Just do it sincerely and you will feel better and happier in no time. When I feel down, I love to feed homeless animals as well as birds. Although I can’t adopt them since I have lots of different pets at home, I know that they are not hungry. I often see homeless people who feed homeless animals, and when I see those smiles and happiness I understand that you can be rich and happy even without home and money.

8. Take a mental break from reality
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a break from reality and let yourself daydream. It’s okay to spoil yourself with a short mental vacation every now and then. This mental break will give you some insight into your situation and can even help you solve the problems that you’re facing now.

Just like Dean Koontz said, “No one can grant you happiness. Happiness is a choice we all have the power to make.” It’s up to you to decide whether to be happy or unhappy. Try to see things from a positive perspective and change your attitude towards life. When you feel unhappy, what do you do?

7 Amazing Ways Yoga Makes You a Better Person

There are many ways yoga makes you a better person. Moreover, it makes you more beautiful. Believe it or not, but it’s really true. Yoga is a wonderful beauty practice anyone can take part in. It’s a great exercise that helps reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and can make you look and feel younger and happier. Here are a few amazing ways yoga makes you a better person.

1. It makes you strong
Yoga makes us strong, and, as you know, a strong woman is always beautiful. Yoga tones your whole body, especially your core, arms, butt and thighs. If your self-esteem needs a boost, yoga can really help. Numerous studies have shown that yoga helps understand yourself internally so you become aware of all those potential which lies within you. You may not notice it at first, but in time, you will understand that you know yourself better and you are much stronger than you seem.

2. It makes you calm and collected
When a woman is stressed, she doesn’t look confident and beautiful. Yoga is one of the best ways to keep stress away. Doing yoga daily will make you calm and collected, and will help you stay positive and handle problems better. When you are calm and collected, you are much prettier than when you are stressed, remember it.

3. It makes you humble
Another way yoga makes you a better person is by giving you a great sense of humility. In one word, it makes you humble. When you fail at a pose, you don’t give up, right? You keep practicing until you succeed. This way, you learn how to admit your mistakes and forgive yourself, along with other people. Yoga makes you feel more comfortable with your imperfections.

4. It makes you happier
Even if you are not good at yoga, it can still make you happier. The thing is, yoga stimulates brain-calming GABA, lowers stress, and keeps you positive. Moreover, yoga stimulates serotonin production in your brain. When you feel sad or stressed, find a few minutes to practice yoga and you will see the result. You will be much happier and more positive, and a positive woman is usually a beautiful one, so make sure you always have time for yoga.

5. It gives you a healthy body
While yoga can help you lose weight, it can also give you a healthy body. Yoga improves flexibility, prevents joint pain, and helps the body stay fit, of course, with a healthy eating plan. A worn out body is not beautiful, but a healthy body is. Doing yoga is one of the best ways to make yourself healthy and more beautiful. After all, if you don’t have a healthy body, how can you cope with all life situations and become a better person?

6. Good posture
It’s always lovely to see a lady with a great posture. Good posture makes every woman feel confident and gorgeous and she looks much more beautiful and healthier than a woman slumped over. If you want to improve your posture, yoga is a must. Try some easy yet effective poses such as warrior one, chair, plank, crow, and some others, you will have a better posture in just a few weeks.

7. Perfect skin tone
Yoga improves blood circulation in each area of the body, including your face. This gives you a naturally perfect skin tone and a rosy glow. The movements create a great blood circulation that helps move stagnant lymph fluid along in the body. Try to do a couple of poses and your cheeks will look much rosier, I promise!

If you’ve never done yoga, you should definitely try it today. You will notice so many benefits in your life. You don’t have to do difficult poses, if you are new to yoga. Opt for simpler poses to achieve more beauty and flexibility from head to toe. I try to do yoga every day, even if it’s just for several minutes. Ladies, do you practice yoga? Do you agree that yoga can make any woman look more beautiful?

New Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality

CUPERTINO: More than two years after releasing the Apple Watch, Apple Inc has finally been able to replicate 1940s comic strip technology, an advance that analysts say will spur sales.

The Series 3 of the Apple Watch, released on Tuesday along with the much-anticipated iPhone X, features wireless LTE connectivity. That means customers will be able to make phone calls or send text messages from the watch without needing to have an iPhone nearby, as they do with earlier models.

The ability to make calls with a wristwatch has captured the imagination of tech enthusiasts at least since it was prominently featured in Dick Tracy, the comic about a private detective who, starting in 1946, used calls from his wrist to help bust bad guys.

“This has been our vision from the beginning,” Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said at the launch event. “Now you can go for a run with just your watch and still be connected. It’s really nice to know you can be reached if needed.”

To be sure, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has sold smart watches with mobile data connectivity since 2014, but the first devices were bulky and suffered from poor battery life because the data connection consumed extra power. They also require a separate phone number.

Apple claims its new Series 3, on the other hand, will have up to 18 hours of battery life and is just a fraction of a millimetre thicker that its previous Series 2. And it will have the same phone number as a customer’s iPhone, which will still be required for the initial set up of the watch.

Apple said that all four major US carriers will offer service for the watch, and AT&T Inc and T-Mobile US Inc both said it would cost an extra $10 a month.

Analysts generally believe the new connectivity could ignite sales, though there is little consensus as to how much.

At $399, the new Watch is only slightly more expensive than the previous model, the $329 Series 2, which introduced stand-alone GPS capability. That $70 extra buys much more useful capabilities — including the ability to stream music from Apple Music.

“The third time is the charm for the watch,” said Bob O’Donnell of Techanalysis Research.

What may hold some consumers back is the monthly recurring charge, which would far exceed the extra cost of the Series 3 over older watches over time, said Brian Blau, an Apple analyst with Gartner. “Yes, you do have to pay for that extra data plan, but it sounds like the carriers are at least going to make it relatively easy to do,” Blau said.

Apple does not say how many Apple Watches it sells. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi believes Apple will sell 12 million watches in its fiscal 2017 and 14m to 15m in fiscal 2018. Gene Munster with Loup Ventures predicted a much bigger bump, to 26m units in 2018.

Either way, Apple is putting new pressure on smartwatch rivals such as Fitbit Inc and Garmin Ltd, which would be hard-pressed from a technical and business standpoint to match Apple’s wireless features.

But the new Apple Watch still requires an iPhone, which Fitbit believes leaves it ample market room to sell wearable devices that work with all phones, not just iPhones.

“With Android comprising approximately 80 per cent of the global smartphone market, broad compatibility remains a core differentiator for Fitbit,” the company said in a statement to Reuters.

Garmin did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside normal business hours.

The Watch will remain a blip in Apple’s sales, which were $215 billion last year. But it may be taking its place as part of a family of products that Apple loyalists cannot do without — all by making a schoolboy fantasy from the 1940s into reality for the masses.