Beauty, pain in Holocaust pageant

Who will fight the beauty bias?

They share how, despite all they have been through, they have built meaningful lives.” Greenberg said the participants “were stripped of their childhood or adolescence. The evening gives them a chance to transcend their trauma and have fun.” David Parsons, media liaison for the International Christian Embassy, said one of the goals of the pageant is to draw the public’s and media’s attention to the needs of the survivors, many of whom live in poverty or close to it. “The pageant focuses not only on what they went through but on what they’re going through now,” Parsons said. The finalists enjoyed being pampered. Two hours before Thursday’s event, volunteer makeup artists from cosmetics companies applied lipstick, blush and mascara to the contestants’ faces and did their hair. Then they helped the older women, some of them physically infirm, into dresses and jewelry suitable for a wedding.
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Renovation Solutions: Architecture can have an inner beauty

Who is going to fight for these people? For that to really work, you have to have people who are willing to be recognized as unattractive, and thats going to be the hardest thing. Whos going to lead the way in the Ugly Pride parade? Its hard to imagine it will be easy to find volunteers. Chiqui Esteban/Globe staff Hamermesh, however, thinks some people might raise their hands. He points out that when people rank photographs on a 5 to 1 scale of attractivenessthe most common method in beauty researchonly 1 or 2 percent end up labeled 1, and theres a strong consensus about who belongs at the low end of the scale. I would bet these people already feel themselves disadvantaged, are aware that their looks disadvantage them, and will be pleased to have some protection, he said. Other ideas, based on traditional legal and economic remedies for unfairness, can seem a bit utopian (or Orwellian): Hamermesh has proposed affirmative-action programs for the ugly, or extending the Americans with Disabilities Act to include the unattractive.
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To us, the space itself, even without all the finishes, is beautiful. When remodeling, we do more than create beautiful space; we alter existing space. The beautiful part of the design process is creating a new space or adapting an existing space to solve issues related to everyday living. Honestly, there is nothing as satisfying as seeing how a family is impacted for the better because of design.
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Home blood pressure monitoring may improve control

Those benefits remained after the pharmacist calls ceased, Margolis and her colleagues reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Six months after the intervention ended, 72 percent of telemonitoring patients still had their blood pressure under control, versus 57 percent of people in the comparison group. Participants who received telemonitoring were prescribed more hypertension drugs during the study. They also reported feeling more confident about being able to take care of themselves and made changes such as adding less salt to their food. “It’s kind of creating a feedback loop where the patient is measuring their blood pressure and forwarding that information to the healthcare team, and the healthcare team is able to interpret that information and feed back information to the patient about how they can achieve better blood pressure control,” Margolis told Reuters Health.
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Test blood pressure at home for good health

Tufts Medical Center in Boston found that people

The National Institutes of Health defines high blood pressure as readings higher than 140 systolic (the top number)/ 90 diastolic (the bottom number). In the study, researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston found that people who monitored their blood pressure at home improved their systolic numbers by 3.9 points and their diastolic by 2.4 points. Of course, anyone with high blood pressure should be under a doctor’s care. Home blood-pressure monitors can be found at retailers such as Walmart and Target. Amazon.com also has a large selection of monitors. You can pay less than $20 for a basic model.
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Kaiser Permanente Program Linked to Improved Blood Pressure Control

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The program encouraged single pill combination therapy combining multiple drugs into one pill. This strategy has advantages, including improved adherence, lower patient cost and improved blood pressure control. Medical assistants also followed up with patients two to four weeks after medication adjustments and informed the primary care physician, who then directed treatment decisions and follow-up planning. This process accelerated treatment intensification without significantly increasing the need for repeat clinician visits while simultaneously improving patient convenience and affordability. “This is the first successful, large-scale program sustained over a long period of time,” said Dr. Jaffe. “Following the study period, our hypertension control rates have continued to improve from nearly 84 percent in 2010 to 87 percent in 2011.
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Beauty and beer: Monks’ outreach is part of new evangelization

Francis Davoren, a native of Dallas who is the brewmaster or “head brewmonk.” He had some experience helping a home-brewing friend before joining the monastery, but is still learning even after studying at breweries in Belgium and having a Belgian brewer travel to Norcia to teach. “The biggest challenge for me has been going from learning theory to actually putting that into practice,” he said. “Because beer is a natural product — it has live yeast in it — it can tend to have a mind of its own. “Beer is something that often can break down barriers,” he said. “The beer is a catalyst” for bringing people together and giving them something to talk about, but the conversations at the monastery often do not end with the beer. Fr. Basil Nixen, the novice master, said the beer enterprise has raised the morale of the monks and reinforces their sense of community because all the monks are called on to help with some aspect of producing, bottling, distributing and selling the beer.
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Beauty Bible beauty clinic: Can you help me find a new favourite lipstick?

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A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 15 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Beauty, pain in Holocaust pageant By Michele Chabin, Special for USA TODAY 6:29 p.m. EDT August 22, 2013 This pageant is not just skin-deep: It looks at the inner beauty of Holocaust survivors Czech-born Israeli Shoshana Kolmer, 94, smiles after winning the Miss Holocaust Survivor Beauty Contest in Haifa, Israel. Kolmer was liberated from the Auschwitz camp in Poland. She told a story of how she would sing a song to a Nazi guard each day, and for that, she received a small extra piece of bread.
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Beauty, pain in Holocaust pageant

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She sent the following email on her way to the airport for her summer holiday (many thanks, dear Mary). My replacement – which I love even more – is MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in a shade called Creme In Your Coffee. It will go with most skin tones and really “enhances” them. Another is Sensai Rouge Intense Lasting Colour, No 107, which is slightly paler than Creme In Your Coffee. ‘Also Sensai No 106, which has a bit more intensity than 107. Find MAC Creme In Your Coffee, 15, at any MAC counter or maccosmetics.co.uk , and Sensai by Kanebo Rouge Intense Lasting Colour, No 107 and No 106, 25 each, at major department stores and online at selfridges.com . NB If you are looking online, please do remember that the shade may not be quite true to the real thing.
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Afterschool nutrition and activities improve educational success

Nutrition Myths

Remember, dehydration can impair memory and make it difficult to pay attention, so make sure your student drinks H2O to stay focused. [ Source : Psychology Today] 4: Limit screen time While a little TV or time on the computer can be enjoyable for kids (and a welcome break for adults), we all want our kids to appreciate being active. Start the school year with clear rules about how much screen time is allowed each day. For example, if you allow one hour of screen time after school is out, your child knows that she has 60 minutes to divide between playing online and watching her favorite TV show before bed. 5: Encourage physical play Its important for parents to encourage and participate in active play. Whether its joining an organized youth team or simply hosting play groups at a local park for a few rounds of tag, parents need to make sure kids understand physical activity is a priority.
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Tofu nutrition facts

is: “Were not eating only a few cubes, were eating the whole block.” What are the risks of eating large amounts of tofu? According to Daniel, a whole cup of tofu contains 56 mg of isoflavones. Consumed on a daily basis, Daniel believes the potential for thyroid damage (in the form of hypothyroidism, which produces a sluggish thyroid) is the most serious risk, followed by potential reproductive system damage. “What I would suggest is dont eat tofu every day and never eat processed soy products, she says. Eating veggie burgers or a whole big bag of edamame is bad; including unprocessed tofu twice a week in a stir-fry is not bad.” If eating a lot of tofu and red meat is bad, what’s left … chicken? Daniel alludes to the previously mentioned Harvard study on red meat as “Nonsensical…[a] complete misuse of statistics, involving an observational study of unhealthy individuals, using notoriously fallible food frequency questionnaires that produced unwarranted conclusions.” For the omnivore, Daniel suggests that a small serving of humanely raised grass-fed beef offers a lot of nutritional density.
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(2011) 4) Nakamura Y, et al. Egg consumption, serum total cholesterol concentrations and coronary heart disease incidence: Japan Public Health Center-based prospective study. Br J Nutr. (2006) 5) Djousse L, Gaziano JM.
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Cognitive Decline in People with Diabetes Associated with Reduced Brain Size

Another theory is that high level of insulin in the blood leads to inflammation that damages brain. A new study by Chris Moran, from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues found that brain atrophy rather than cerebrovascular damage explains the association between diabetes and loss of brain function, Healthday reported. The study was based on brain scans obtained from 350 participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and 363 participants without T2DM. Researchers looked at damage to the brain as well as the volume of gray matter, white matter, and the hippocampus. Researchers also found that people with diabetes type-2 were also more likely to have poor memory, speed and planning ability. The study also controlled for other factors such as age, gender, education and heart problems that could alter the results, but they found that diabetes was independently associated with brain atrophy. “Cortical atrophy in T2DM resembles patterns seen in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease,” the authors wrote, Healthday reported.
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Family History of Diabetes Makes ‘Prediabetes’ More Likely, Study Finds

Guo is a scientist with the Sanford Project, an emerging translational research center focused on targeted diabetes research, cures and care. Using a mouse model, Guo and his team will determine if the GPR119 protein can promote the regeneration and prevent the death of beta cells when activated. Additionally, the GPR119 protein will be activated while the dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) enzyme, which degrades an insulin-producing hormone, is inhibited to determine if that combination also regenerates and preserves beta cells. Individuals with type 1 diabetes lack adequate numbers of their beta cells, which are responsible for producing insulin and maintaining proper blood sugar levels. At the clinical onset of type 1 diabetes, patients still have a small percentage of beta cells remaining, so if we are able to increase the number of beta cells, diabetes could be reversed, said Guo. Success in our experiments could mean new therapeutic approaches to treat patients with type 1 diabetes. Guos lab primarily focuses on methods to restore beta-cell numbers and function to treat type 1 diabetes. About Sanford Research/USD Sanford Research/USD is a non-profit research organization formed between Sanford Health and the University of South Dakota.
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Support Sanford Study

22 (HealthDay News) — Before full-blown diabetes sets in, people typically develop a syndrome known as “prediabetes.” Now a new study shows that people who are not obese but who have a family history of diabetes are at higher risk of becoming prediabetic, too. Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not as high as seen in diabetes. It was known that a family history of type 2 diabetes increases a person’s risk of diabetes, but it was not known if it increased the risk of prediabetes. In the study, researchers led by Dr. Andreas Fritsche of the German Center for Diabetes Research looked at more than 5,400 people with normal blood sugar levels and more than 2,600 with prediabetes. After taking into account age, sex and body fat, the researchers concluded that people with a family history of diabetes were 26 percent more likely to develop prediabetes. Further analysis showed that the link between a family history of diabetes and prediabetes risk was seen only in people who were not obese, according to the study which was published Aug.
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Prevent Snoring News Investigation – Best Solution Discovered

After all, what could be easier than taking a pill? However, the truth is that these medications have their drawbacks. The main disadvantage of these remedies, which are usually herbal and non-prescription in nature, is that they dont usually work as expected (if they work at all). In addition, because such formulas may cause unwelcome side effects, they are often far more trouble than they are worth. In fact, individuals wont find doctors recommending these medications or dietary supplements.
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If singing can stop snoring, what would you like your lover to sing in the night?

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It is about supporting our children by supporting each other and providing Information for those uninformed. NOT putting others down. August 14, 2012 at 09:15 | Report abuse | Reply ser August 14, 2012 at 12:24 | Report abuse | Reply Portland tony Certainly hope this study was peer reviewed, because it contains more “may cause’s” than a political ad. Sounds like a research project by a bunch of bored underemployed PHD’s with an pretty lax government grant. Maybe adjusting a child’ sleeping position could eliminate this “snoring” problem. The youngster in the photo certainly doesn’t look too comfortable at all.
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Snoring in kids could mean other problems, doctors say

August 19, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht 1 Comment Research at the University of Exeter suggests that patients with a chronic snoring problem can be helped by singing exercises to stop the worst of their nocturnal racket. But what if your loved one starts singing instead. Personally, Id rather hear a gentle snore than a karaoke My Way. Heres a link to the original research papers by Alise Ojay (below) who, in addition to her university and medical work, directs the Crediton and Exeter University World Music Choirs.
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You need guts to be happy no matter what: The importance of a healthy digestive system for enhanced immunity

A recent scientific study in Nutrition in Clinical Practice shows that the micro organism or gut flora living in the human intestines form a network of natural controls that regulate mood, appetite, body weight, nutrient absorption, stress and immune response. No surprise then that the human digestive tract is home to 70 percent of the immune system. Simply put, our every-day food can help or harm our mind-body health. Another example that proves the brain-gut connection is when we think of food and the appetite is stimulated. Similarly, a gut in distress can cause stress and mental depression.
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A Pacemaker for Your Digestive System

High-fiber foods such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains also help you feel full, which can help lower your chance of overeating throughout the day. Keeping a running tab on the fiber you consume can help give you more energy. 3 Hydrate Water is one of those essential elements for a healthy digestive system. Adequate hydration gives your digestive system the moisture it needs to properly function. Also, sometimes our bodies mistake hunger for thirst, so stay hydrated to prevent unnecessary overeating. Try keeping water with lemon slices around to help boost your intake.
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Digestive health: 10 Tips for getting your digestive system back on track

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But a year ago they were focused on developing self-propelling chips that could swim through the bloodstream to get to where they needed to be, say, on the heart. About three months ago, they say they got a much better, or at least easier to commercialize, idea for using their technology. The chips they are now working to develop would be implanted in more ordinary ways, say, laparoscopically, would not help the heart, but rather help the digestive system. The chips can slow the emptying of the stomach, triggering feeling of fullness in obese patients, or do the opposite for people struggling with gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying), a common side effect of diabetes. And patients could take advantage of the technology with a lot less risk than a gastric bypass. In the future, Yakovlev hopes the devices could also provide relief for patients with chronic conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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