Keep in mind 1cookies February 2013
FASHION TIPS BeAUTY TiPS
MUSIC YoUR MUSiC -
LIFE IN MISHU
Your music your personality Did you know that strangers can accurately assess another person’s level of creativity, open-mindedness and extroversion after listening to his/ her top 10 favorite songs?
Your taste in music can reveal a lot about you, giving accurate clues about your personality.The question “What kind of music do you like?” which we have been asking everytime we meet someone new is so revealing. Besides, it is the number one topic of conversation among young adults who are getting to know each other, according to psychologists Jason Rentfrow of the University of Cambridge in the U.K., and Sam Gosling at the University of Texas at Austin. Knowing whether a person prefers John Coltrane to Mariah Carey, or Puccini to Metallica allows for remarkably accurate personality predictions, their research has found. Did you know that strangers can accurately assess another person’s level of creativity, open-mindedness and extroversion after listening to his/ her top 10 favorite songs? Psychologists think that personality clues are revealed in the music’s tempo, rhythm and lyrics!
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Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche
tion to family dishonor say the psychol-
Intresting is that fans of jazz, classi-
ogists. Don’t blame Madame Butterfly.
depend on how outgoing you are.
cal and other “complex” music typically
It is said that dramatic personalities are
Background music can help extroverts
have above-average IQ scores. If you
drawn to opera, not influenced by it.
focus, but tends to torment introverts.
enjoy hanging out with the smart ones
Think about it!
that’s the kind of music they should be
Parents often worry that music—
whether it’s Elvis or Eminem—pro-
Who would have thought that music
motes sexual or aggressive behavior in
doesn’t always pump up athletes?
Can you imagine that?! Fans of coun-
teens. Fortunately, studies have found
Motivational music can give weightlift-
try and Top 40 hits tend to be more
no direct link! As a matter of fact, fans
ers an edge. Runners, however, don’t
conventional, honest and conservative
of gangsta rap or heavy metal are often
move farther or faster with the help of
compared with fans of other genres.
more timid and shy than other kids. Can
motivational music. Soo, next time you
People who like country and pop might
you believe that?
go jogging consider not taking your
be more simpleminded, and that’s not
ipod with you.
necessarily bad. They just tend to avoid
Extroverts gravitate to music with
making things unnecessarily complex.
a heavy bass line, according to a
Fans of energetic music like dance and
Northeast Louisiana University study.
soul are more likely to impulsively blurt
Well, it seems that compared with other
out their thoughts, compared with fans
music fans, opera fans are three times
Whether you can study or work effi-
of other styles.
more likely to endorse suicide as a solu-
ciently while listening to music may
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Where do you see yoursel in the future? F or each and every one of us
comes a time when we have to
Our ”boss” also answered:
decide what are we going to
Banu Andra: ” Frankly, I want to continue my
do with our lifes. Haven’t you
gonna bore you to tears anymore and let’s
studies in Romania because my future job differs from country to country, and I would like to work somewhere that still has a conection with my homeland + all my friends live here. Besides, I would like to study a year abroad mainly for opening up new horizons and for helping me in the future. I consider that I’ve met in Mishu a lot of good as well as bad exemples of people from which I learned usefull advices and I developed my general
see what they had answered…
done that? As in the precedent article we presented you how our student life in Mishu
is, we thought it would be a nice idea to ask a couple of our colegues which are their plans regarding their dream universities - whether they will go to foreign or romainian university - and if they think they’ve made a good chioce coming to Mihai Viteazul. So I am not
Ada, Latino Dancer, tells us: The girl with the longEST hair said: Irina Bantoiu: ” Honestly, I still haven’t decid-
Nam ut massa turpis, ac blandit justo. Nulla ultrices, odio commodo faucibus commodo, mi nisi tempor”
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ed on a field of study yet, but i do take into consideration a romainiam university as well because they are as good as others and they are cheaper. Instead of paying a large amount of money for studying in a foreign country i can invest them here in something else. Secondly, I love Viteazu’ because I have met a lot of intresting people with which I have a lot in common and I came across numerous opportunities.” Camelia, known as Ada – don’t ask why because we don’t have an answer –responded: ” I’m going to study here, of that I am pret-
ty sure. As for my opinion about Viteazu’..I like it because here I learn thing outside a specific field – not only math or phisics – Furthermore, here I can fiind the conditions necessary build my character, which is
”I may remain here for studying, although anything can change ...Though we have to admit that our teachers are as good as anywhere else and often they don’t have who to teach because our students leave abroad, and with whom remains Romania? Once they go studying there, most of them remain there ... yet I agree with Master degree abroad. This college helped me by the fact that I met some people from which I really have what to learn and for that most teacher are eager to help you understand the lesson and I am sure that anywhere else I couldn’t have gained so many informations that contribute to our overall knowledge.”
A blue-eyed blonde affirmed: Racolta Melania: ”I also intend to finish my
studies here. I’m sure I’ve made the best decision coming to Mishu considering that I interacted with teachers which were able to stimulate me learning even more than before due to the way they teach and by showing me things really captivating. So they managed to arouse my curiosity :) In addition, being a student in Mishu helps you to be familiar with ”backbreaking” work so to say, and that’s why future “challenges” of university won’t take me by surprise (I hope).The last thing ... I believe that each interaction with people from my highschool was helpful and made me expand my horizons and understand better the people around me.” The Teen Press reporter declared: Cosma Catalina: ” I wish I could study abroad,
but the lack of required fonds prevents me from doning it, so I’ll use an alternative – take my licence here and Master degree abroad. I cannot say exactly why I want so much to leave from Romania, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about in a while. As for Mishu, it developed me from all points of view. Moreover, I have met wonderful people and I made good friends.” Here’s a girl which literally has a big head – not as big as her heart, Alexandra Fleaca: ”I desire to study in Romania,
though I’m taking into consideration leaving abroad as well, but with more uncertainty. The things that led me to choose to continue
my studies in the country are that I’m inclined to think that lot of universities in Romania provide good training for students, belief that I have after discussing with various people around me, from parents to teachers and classmates. What’s more, there is something special that binds me to this country and it’s hard for me to leave. I have here my family, my closest friends, all people I care about. It seems like a difficult step to let go all of these, even if the separation is not permanent. I would miss this place, with all the traffic jams, the ”sarmale”, with Vama Veche! I believe that being student in Mishu helped me realise that if I want to be truly appreciated I have to work extremely hard. I have also met wonderful people, so different from each other, and yet, from whom I learned new things every day - friends, colleagues, and teachers. If I hadn’t been student here, I wouldn’t have met my pshysics teacher, Mr. Toma, and I would have ’ruined’ my life!:)) Last but not least, a wonderful singer, Bulea Andreea: ” University probably in Romania, although it is not excluded the possibility of traveling abroad in case of opportunities - studying abroad is expensive and, further, it is quite difficult to accommodate. Besides, universities in Romania are quite good. A good example is Mishu, that opened my eyes , teaching me what hard work means. Additionally, I also developed (more unconsciously) my way of thinking and I began having a keen interest in learning new things.” Corina.
To study or Not to study abroad? that is the question...
Alex Andrei: ” I will continue my studies in Romania, and as for the second question… I feel that people consider me smarter just because I learn here.”
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Life in MIshu Let’s take a journey in “Mihai Viteazul” National College.
can definitely affirm that life
know where to look for them.
in C.N. Mihai Viteazul is very ...complex. From my point
First of all, competition here is quite
of view, the most important
high and that is a great source of
thing is that you have the chance to
ambition - wanting to get to the to.
develop yourself exactly as you want,
What’s most interesting is that you
it’s a good benchmark from which you
have from where to choose
can start your road to maturity. Here
it comes to extra-curricular activities
you have the chance to meet interest-
and for sure you will find something
ing people who share your passions as
suitable for you. I admit that the school
well and with whom you have many
has changed me very much and that is
things in common. There is room for
good. I began to realize this when I
everyone and certainly you will find
someone like you in 1200 people. The
and I was shocked. It is very important
atmosphere is very pleasant and the
that during this part of life to try to
people are wonderful, just have to
develop in all fields,
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those from other highschools
“wise man have more to learn of Fools than fools of wise men” Michel de Montaigne
you want to know more and want to know
that you managed to survive four years
the world. I consider that students here
are privileged regarding other students
to you! However, we sometimes forget
and we should take advantage more of
what it’s our real purpose and we get
that. All you have to do is to open your
carried away in all this madness and we
mind and be interested, and the rest will
find ourselves forgetting to do what once
come from itself. Of course life is not nec-
made us happy and we realize that we are
essarily pink here, but, after all, where is it?
buried in homework and projects. Then
I can say from my own experience that it’s
you have to try to find a balance between
pretty hard to deal with the fast rhythm
school and personal life and we have to do
and constant stress, but it turned out that
our best to be happy even if we have lots
the students of Mishu adapt more easily
than others. And eventually ... only think
the rest will seem trivial
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” Orison Swelt Marden
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Tips on how to dress this
our earing y w y d a e r al ry 1 . Yo u’r e e ate r s. T w s ’s r e h agrandfat your ultr n w o d g is dressin onning h d y b t i u s modern a t , t o o. fishing h 4. Think of it as anti-bling. You want it matte, not shiny. And it should be long enough to hang below your tee’s neckline.
2. Wallets are always black or brown. Why? That’s what people will wonder when you pull out your green-wrapped greebacks. 3. It doesn’t look like much on the rack at the army-navy, but when you put a black webbed belt in a more stylish context, you won’t miss your leathers.
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5 . Yi n and y a n g, fanc y dude watch : Ta k e , m spor t a atch y stra it wit p h , and to tur a be pr n hea e pared d s.
Q your G h t i w p cks ping u e e de bu k e n u e s e b . ow o u’ v e vor ite ou k n a y f , a s h 6. If y e nt is becom nt mo e e v c a e tte th r h e l s in a e l p o d ty walke -you s e dus n h e t e t b u with F e bo at hav e all a h r ’ t e s r W o 7. col astel p — r d. yea r t roa i d a down 10. Wool knit ties are for
winter. Grab a paper-thin silk version to complement your cotton suits. 8.You want to look put-together, not like you spent too much time at the mirror obsessing. A frayed pocket square throws it away a little. 1 1 . C o lo r is k in g t h is s e a s o n h e s it a n t , , b u t if y o h e r e’s a s u’r e u b t le , a f f o r d to star t: T a b le p la c e h e s e t ie b a r s , in f o u to n e s, co r off-the s t f if t e e n w a ll b u c k s each. 1 2 . Fa c t : N o matter what sha y o u’l l lo o pe your s k g o o d in chnoz, s h a d e s w it h t h is g iv in g k e y h o le n o s u lt r a - f o r e b r id g e . them bac P e r s ol brough k ; now to t n s o f d e s ig t h e a c t io n n e r s a . r e in o n G a b i. Designfreebies Magazine • www.designfreebies.org • 9
ise Against is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in December 1999. The band currently consists of Tim McIlrath (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Zach Blair (lead guitar, backing vocals), Joe Principe (bass guitar, back-
ing vocals) and Brandon Barnes (drums, percussion). Rise Against spent its first five years signed to the independent record label Fat Wreck Chords, on which it released two studio albums, The Unraveling (2001) and Revolutions per Minute (2003). In 2003 the band signed with the major label Geffen. Siren Song of the Counter Culture brought the band mainstream success, producing several successful singles. Their next two albums, The Sufferer & the Witness and Appeal to Reason, were also successful and peaked at number ten and number eight on the Billboard 200 chart. Appeal to Reason was followed three years later by Endgame. All four albums released via Geffen were certified platinum in Canada, while Siren Song of the Counter Culture, The Sufferer & the Witness and Appeal to Reason were certified gold in the United States. Rise Against was formed under the name Transistor Revolt in 1999 by former members of the bands 88 Fingers Louie and Baxter. The first lineup consisted of Tim McIlrath (vocals), Joe Principe (bass and vocals), Toni Tintari (drums) and Mr. Precision (guitar and vocals). Tintari left shortly and was replaced by Brandon Barnes, after a short time with Dan Lumley as the drummer. The band changed its name to “Rise Against” in 2001 and released their first album, The Unraveling (produced by veteran punk producer Mass Giorgini) on Fat Wreck Chords. That same year. Mr. Precision left the band in 2001 and was replaced by Todd Mohney of The Killing Tree.
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Rise Against released Siren Song of the
Project. The band actively promotes ani-
Counter Culture in August 2004 on Geffen
mal rights and all members (excluding
Barnes) are straight edge (they refrain
In January 2006, after touring in sup-
from consuming alcohol or using recre-
port of Siren Song of the Counter Culture,
ational drugs), PETA supporters and veg-
Rise Against recorded their fourth studio
album at the Blasting Room studio. The
Rise Against’s musical style throughout
Sufferer & the Witness was released on
the band’s career has been described by
July 4, 2006. Rise Against’s fifth studio
most critics as melodic hardcore, punk
album Appeal to Reason was released on
rock, or hardcore punk. The band has
October 4 in Australia, October 6 across
cited numerous punk and hardcore
Europe, and October 7 in the United
bands as influences to its music such as
States. The album sold 64,700 copies in
Descendents, Dead Kennedys, Refused,
its first week and peaked at number three
Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Nirvana,
on the U.S. Billboard 200, making it Rise
Against’s highest-charting album to date.
Sooooooo….our message to you is :
Rise Against finished recording their sixth studio album, Endgame, in January 2011, after they recorded some last minute guest vocals for the record. The lyrics of the album focus on real world events, such as Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. According to McIlrath, although the lyrics discuss grim topics, they actually take on a positive view and were written from the perspective of: “What if the place on the other side of this transition is a place we’d all rather be living in?”. Rise Against is also known for their advocacy of progressive organizations such as Amnesty International and It Gets Better
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The Harlem Shake is an Internet meme that went viral on
“Gangnam Style”. But the business magazine Forbes pointed
YouTube in early February 2013. The meme is in the form of
out that unlike “Gangnam Style” and other notable hits from
a video that began being replicated according to a similar
2012, Harlem Shake is more of a meme, since a wide variety
concept by many people.
of groups and individuals have uploaded variants of the
The meme was established in a video uploaded on February
2 by five teenagers from Queensland, Australia. The teenag-
Answer: According to Martin Talbot, Managing Director of
ers’ video, in its turn, was a follow-up to a video by a YouTube
The Official Charts Company in the UK, “Harlem Shake” is a
comedy vlogger named Filthy Frank featuring a part where
“phenomenon”, the first ever “crowd sourced video” to sig-
several costumed people danced to the song “Harlem Shake”
nificantly drive sales of a song. Previously, as happened with
by Baauer. After a while, more people started to replicate the
“Gangnam Style”, there was always an initial video created
original video and upload their own versions to YouTube,
by an artist which would start a dance craze that was subse-
therefore Harlem Shake became what is called an Internet
quently adopted by fans.
meme, in this case a series of similar videos re-created according to a similar concept. On February 10, the upload rate of Harlem Shake videos reached 4,000 per day. As of February 11, about 12,000 versions of the popular Internet meme had been uploaded to YouTube, garnering over 44 million unique views. As of February 15, about 40,000 Harlem Shake videos had been uploaded, totalling 175 million views. As a result of the popularity of the phenomenon, Baauer’s single reached #1 on the iTunes America chart and #2 on iTunes in the UK and Australia on February 15, 2013.The Harlem Shake meme went on to achieve widespread global success, including in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and most of the rest of Europe, even spreading as far as Russia and Eastern Europe, China, India, The United Arab Emirates, Jamaica and many other. Numerous commenters have compared the Harlem Shake to
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CheMeSTRY JoKeS Q: if h20 i s w a t e r, what is h A: Drink 204? i n g, b a t h i n g, w a s m i n g, e t h i n g, s w c. imThe seco nd one s ays “i thi h2o too n k i ’l l h a ” -- and h ve an e died. po ost im
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al. us met o r o m ost a h a nyt m i e w h t e n bi m is t ’ll com i Ti t a n i u , t o h it gets When t h i n g.
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Get healthy! All around the world there are several sports but generally whenever you refer to the term of sport you are thinking to physical activity. The simple act of moving your body can have a great effect. Whenever you are practicing a sport which requires a lot of physical movement for a significant amount of time after a while you begin to feel very tired but also really relaxed. Beside that you are thinking much more clearer than usual. It is not important to practice a sport activity everyday but if you have the possibility try to put your body to work at least 2 days on a week. If you make your self a schedule and you manage to stick to it in time you will get a great physical condition and psychologically you’ll feel a lot better
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Health is the reason for exercise, not sports
Sports can help you learn social interaction,
— sure. But a great side-effect of sports is exercise. Exercise
as well as give you a chance to exercise leadership. In competition,
improves cardiovascular fitness and controls your weight. More
you quickly learn what your teammates — and you — are made
importantly — being active in sports can help you look good!
of. You rely on your teammates and opponents to make you stron-
ger, and pretty soon, you have a new set of friends.
Reduces body fat, strengthens bones, and builds muscle
Improves coordination, balance, flexibility and endurance
Slows the aging process
Reduces the risks of injury, and helps you recover faster
It also establishes a healthy pattern of lifetime physical activity, and makes your friends jealous.
Playing sports releases stress and tension.
Sports competitions teach you to feel relaxed in high-pressure
situations. Athletics also helps you fight depression and anxiety — endorphins are our friends!
Healthy body, healthy mind. Improving in sports translates directly to improving in school. Sports can help you… Gabi. Increase concentration and develop problem-solving skills Learn how to set and attain goals
Gain “Training Transfer”, skills that start showing up in
school or on the job Improve self-esteem through success (and failure!) Learn time-management skills
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Tea - such an anamazing art “Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage” Catherine Douzel
ho would have thought that tea can be an art?
substantial meal, including meat and/or fish, and was really an
Certainly, I never thought that drinking a cup of tea
early dinner which well suited the middle and lower classes after a
could be an art and I definitely never thought that
long day at work. Now, let’s take a peek at the various types of tea.
there are so many varieties of tea. We will start with
White Tea, comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, specifically the
a short history of tea and then we will see where we will end up.
tea buds and youngest tea leaves of this plant.
Tea likely originated in Yunnan, China during the Shang Dynasty (1500 BC–1046 BC) as a medicinal drink. In one popular Chinese
Green Tea tea is the most popular type of tea, mainly because it is
legend, Shennong, the legendary Emperor of China and inventor
the beverage of choice in Asia. Some loose green teas are scented
of agriculture and Chinese medicine was drinking a bowl of just
with flowers or mixed with fruits to create scented or flavored teas
boiled water sometime around 2737 BC when a few leaves were
Oolong Tea, also known as wu long tea, is full-bodied with a
blown from a nearby tree into his water, changing the color. The
flavorful fragrance and sweet aroma. It is semi-fermented, which
emperor took a sip of the brew and was pleasantly surprised by
gives it approximately 15% of the caffeine in one cup of coffee.
its flavor and restorative properties. A variant of the legend tells
Black Tea is a fully fermented variety of tea that comes from the
that the emperor tested the medical properties of various herbs
same Camellia sinensis plant that oolong and green teas are made
on himself, some of them poisonous, and found tea to work as an
antidote. From that point there was just a small step until people
Rooibos Tea or red tea, is made from a South African red bush. This
started travelling around the world and spreading the art. In
premium tea is a healthy source of vitamins and minerals; it also
Britain, tea was an upper-class drink and people used tea as a way
to meet with each other and started to lay out tea gardens and hold tea dances. In the past whether you took “afternoon tea” or
How to Properly Drink your Tea
“high tea” was a peek into your social standing. Afternoon Tea was a light elegant meal served between a light lunch and late dinner,
First and foremost never hold your cup with your pinkie finger
usually between 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock, and was mainly confined
extended. This is improper and in most social settings is consid-
to the aristocracy with their leisurely lifestyle. High Tea was a more
ered rude. Place your index finger into the handle of the cup up to
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the knuckle while placing your thumb on
cup and to the right of the handle. Of
the top of the handle to secure the cup.
course, never take a drink of your tea with-
The bottom of the handle should then
out removing the spoon first, and please
rest on your third finger. The fourth and
never, ever sip from the spoon.
fifth fingers should curve back towards
If seated at a table, do not lift the saucer
(this is only proper if standing; then lift the
At one time it was traditional to pour the
saucer with the cup.) When you taking a
milk into the cup before the tea. This was
sip of tea do not look around at the other
done to prevent the glaze on delicate tea
guests, but lower your eyes so you can see
cups from cracking. We do not have that
what you’re doing and not spill your tea
problem today, so add the milk after the
down the front of your blouse or dress.
tea so that you can judge how much to
When your cup is low try to avoid the
use based on the color change.
temptation of swirling the tea in the cup.
When stirring your tea, be careful not to
How embarrassing if some should happen
clink your spoon against the cup. Gently
to slosh onto the tablecloth and we all
swish the spoon back and forth without
know how easily tea can stain.
touching the sides of the cup.
through stirring, remove the spoon and place it on the saucer behind the tea
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life” Thich Nhat Hanh
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BeAUTY TiPS h ey everybody! i know there are plenty of girls in high-
can use a brush cleaner.
school who love wearing makeup and of course we
wanted to please them as well so we decided to search
Bad habit #2: not Removing Makeup Before Going to Bed
some tips for them to pick up! But first…
Sometimes it can be tempting to sleep before removing the day’s
have you ever wondered why women started wearing
makeup, but this is one beauty mistake you should never fall vic-
makeup and other beaty products? Well, there are many reasons
tim to. When you sleep with makeup on, it rubs onto your pillow
for which women choose to wear makeup. one of the top reasons
and the pillow presses it deeper into your skin, which can cause a
is to enhance their natural beauty! let me give you an example.. if
a woman has pretty eyes, she will use eyeliner to make them stand out more, and she may also apply mascara to her eyelashes to
Bad habit #3: not Properly Removing eye Makeup
make them appear longer and fuller. Moreover, women also wear
So what if there are remains of kohl(fard ochi) around your lids,
makeup because it gives them confidence. The first thing a person
at least most of your makeup has been removed, right? Wrong.
usually notices, especially men, is a woman’s face. Usually, when
eye makeup can be one of the main culprits of styes ( urcior =
having makeup on, a woman often feels ready for the world and
inflamație acută a glandelor sebacee de la rădăcina genelor, cu
confident in going through the day. This doesn’t mean that she
acumulare de puroi), which can take months to get rid of.
couldn’t be confident without the makeup, but it simply serves as a booster to her natural self-confidence. on the other hand, what
Bad habit #4: over-exfoliating
it’s important to remember is not to be one of the many girls who
There’s no question that using exfoliants, such as scrubs that con-
wear excessive makeup because nobody likes seeing a clown out-
tain sugar or ground nut shells to slough off dead surface layers,
side the circus! Yes, makeup is good, but we have to know when to
can indeed reveal softer, healthier-looking skin. But too much
stop. it is also always recommanded to wash your face after coming
scrubbing can leave your face red and even create little whiteheads
home because using a lot over time can cause toxins to build up in
deep under the skin that won’t go away.
your body and the skin to age. Finally, hope you’ll find the article useful.Most women have beauty
Bad Habit #5: Forgetting Sunscreen
regimes, with varying degrees of complexity, that they follow. over
Make no mistake: there’s no other beauty habit quite as essential to
time though, some steps in these regimes may be removed or
good health than the wearing of sunscreen. Without application of
replaced, while other steps may go away completely. in the ongo-
a sunscreen with a good SPF, skin may be vulnerable to sunspots,
ing evolution of our day-to-day routines, there are certain bad
wrinkles, and even more serious, skin cancer.
habits we should avoid developing.
Bad habit #6: lining the Rims of eyes Bad habit #1: Using Dirty Brushes
The pages of fashion magazines are filled with models rocking this
not only does always having a clean brush help to distribute prod-
beauty trend, but if you’re thinking of trying it, you should be sure
uct more evenly and ensure a more flawless finish, it also helps to
to keep the tip of the pencil rounded, soft, and very clean. having a
keep skin healthy and free of bacteria. if you start to notice that
tip that’s sharp or full of pencil fragments can tear the delicate rim
you’re breaking out (especially in the cheek area), it may be time
of the eyes or expose you to harmful bacteria, causing a potential
to clean your brushes.
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Homemade Beauty Products Why? Because mostly are cheaper, healthier and easier to make(and also funny!) Now you can make your own beauty products to keep harmful chemicals off of your skin. They are as fragrant as the ones for which you pay a large amount of money, and even better, you can avoid artificial chemicals! Although those beauty products list their ingredients, they may contain formaldehyde, parabens and other chemicals that have been shown to harm animals in lab tests. Honey-Cocoa Butter Lip Balm For 100 applications 2 tbls. olive oil 1/2 tsp.(teaspoon) honey 3/4 tsp. beeswax — grated 1/2 tsp. pure cocoa butter Flavored oil of your choice (like peppermint or vanilla) 1 vitamin E capsule > In a small saucepan, heat oil, honey, wax and butter over a low heat until just melted. > Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. > Stir in flavoring and contents of vitamin E capsule. > Pour into containers of your choice. The Ultimate Sea Salt Body Scrub Makes multiple applications 1 cup course sea salt 1/2 cup baby oil > Stir the ingredients together in a bowl and put into a screw top jar. > Leave for 24 hours. > Stir the mixture and apply to any areas of the body you wish to exfoliate. > Massage into the skin for a few minutes then shower off. > Pat your skin dry. Revitalizing Face Mask with Egg White, Cucumber and Avocado Makes 1 application 1/2 cup chopped cucumber 1/2 cup chopped avocado 1 egg white 2 tsp. powdered milk > Combine all of the ingredients in a blender until they form a smooth paste. > Apply the mask to your face and neck using circular upward movements. > Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or until dry. > Rinse your face and neck with warm water and finish with a cold water rinse. > This mask will keep up to 30 minutes in the refrigerator if you need to prepare it slightly in advance. Corina
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Qutoes “Intense love does not measure it just gives.” Mother Teresa
I recently had a rough time being myself so I started reading some quotes that were supposed to make me feel better. When I was trying to find an interesting idea for my next article I popped up in my mind that I should share all this quotes that made me feel better with all of you so that you read them when you need it the most. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” Lord Acton “Nothing is miserable unless you thing it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.” Jonathan Haidt “Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we
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Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.” Oliver Cromwell
should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” Orison Swelt Marden “Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else’s.” Martha Burgess “if you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” Marvin Gaye “That is the hardest thing of all. It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it’s because you’re truly a wise man.” Antoine de Saint-Exupry “wise man have more to learn of fools than fools of wise men.” Michel de Montaigne “You cannot fix a broken heart by pretending it’s not broken.” Penn and Teller
“Creativity comes from trust. Trust you instinct. And never hope more than you work.” Rita Mae Brown, “Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” Alexander Pope “Unpredictable moments can change your life if you are ready for them” Unknown “Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you’ll be forever in the control of things you can’t give up.” Andy Law “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” Albert Camus “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? “Albert Camus “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein Irina.
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is trying to leave before the Leo is finished saying
Aries rarely say one thing and do another. They usu-
what he or she needs to say. All Leos want parades
ally do the wrong thing and don’t discuss it. Aries
on their birthdays. Leos never marry because no one
folks love Pisceans because Pisces people make them
is good enough for them.
feel well-grounded. Full of energy and initiative, they are so busy and in such a hurry that they don’t have time to think. Even so, in their “endless wisdom”, they
always know what’s best for others.
You are a pain in the ass. You regulate your breathing
and color-coordinate the clothes in your closet. No
Taureans love happy movies where everyone is jolly
Virgo in history has ever belched. Virgos clean every
and having fun, but they fight with waiters and get
square inch of everything they own twice daily with a
upset with billboards. They like to psychoanalyze
toothbrush. Everything has its place, and yours is on
their friends but have no real experience with life in
the floor scrubbing with a magnifying glass, check-
general. Taureans mumble while describing philo-
ing for germs. Obsessive-compulsive disorder? A nice
sophical concepts. They also love conflict. If nothing
euphemism for the word “Virgo”.
is wrong, then that in itself is something wrong.
You are oh-so-elegant and tasteful to the point of
Everyone loves a Gemini because everyone loves a
incurring nausea from loved ones. You are also bipo-
schizophrenic. Geminis drive funny cars. They often
lar as hell and can’t make a decision on your own. You
drive them into trees or buildings. Geminis are pushy
usually consult your therapist or TV Guide. Libras are
and overbearing. They pick fights with small children
trendy and malleable folks. They are funny because
and moon people at weddings. They like to use
they will glom onto something they hated before if it
Libras as punching bags.
suddenly becomes fashionable.
Cancer You like to know what’s going on in the lives of everyone in the galaxy. However, you tend not know know what’s going on in your own. If you are lucky, your friends will tell you. Despite your need to be everyone’s savior, you need no social interaction. Leo You will grab attention in any way you possibly can. Leos will interrupt conversation to talk, and they will place themselves bodily in the way of someone who
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The Aquarius loves a party. Anytime, anywhere is their
You got into computers early so you could use made-
motto. It is not unlikely that an Aquarius will consider
up terminology and get away with it. Most hackers
a wake a good place to meet chicks. Aquarians tend
are Scorpios, as are most people who think they’re
to be nostalgic about the 1960s because that was the
going to find fame on a chat board. You embarrass
last time they could be naked in public and get away
Libras because you like your coffee straight out of the
with it. Aquarians love to be naked. Aquarians can
bag, eaten with a spoon. Your number-one grudge is
allow themselves every possible vice on the planet,
about never having been abducted by aliens, or being
and don’t think twice about it. That is why they piss
the victim of a government conspiracy. Most of those
everyone else off. They are cosmically entitled to do
fake virus warnings or cash offers from Bill Gates are
this. Most rock stars are Aquarians.
your attempt to stir something up. Ironically, Bill Gates is a Scorpio.
Everywhere you go, laughter and comedy ensue. This
Sagittarians are born adventurers. They like smash-
would be great if you were trying to be funny. Pisceans
ing spiders with their bare hands and trying to walk
claim to love the stars, but the only constellation they
to the bathroom in the middle of the night with the
can find is the Big Dipper. If they cannot find it, they
lights out. They would sooner sustain crippling injury
cry. You remember what you were wearing on March
than do anything the easy way. Sagittarians love to
3rd, 1981 but forget your own address. You have no
entertain their friends, family, and total strangers.
sense of direction. Pisceans claim to want “honest
Sagittarians are loud and have no social graces. They
criticism” of their work. Then they commit hara-kiri on
seek to offend. Sagittarians usually have nicknames
the floor when you say you don’t like it. Never try to
like Thunderpooper or Vomitus Maximus. Animals and
use logic with a Pisces; he or she is living about three
small children love Sagittarians. This is unfortunate
feet off of the natural ground or in Narnia
since adults usually hate them. Capricorn
Capricorns are hardworking, reliable, and dull as hell.
They are always on the move, headed to their next delusion of grandeur. They are often good at math which explains why they are such pains in the ass. Capricorns are like a strange cross between a Leo and a Virgo. They think that this makes them both charismatic and logical. Aquarius Designfreebies Magazine • www.designfreebies.org • 23
Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 review Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 is a model that, from the beginning, had a hard life. When your predecessor is no more and no less than a legend, the question is: how to deal with inherent comparisons? 5D was the first compact and lightweight full frame camera, addressed to a wide audience through quality and especially the price. It was the first time that a device with such endowments became accessible to a large segment of users. 5D’s appearance was followed shortly by the replies of the competition: Nikon D700 and Sony Alpha 900. So 5D mark 2 had to face a double challenge: to honor the 5D’s successor status, but also to cope with a market already populated by strong competitors. Therefore, the new camera should provide similar performance to those of the competition and not cost as much as a Ferrari as the last model. He managed? Yes, and not only that: it has become a legend himself even surpassing in terms of popularity everything that moves, making his entrance into the hall of fame.
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It’s not an ideal camera for sports or action photography, it’s not even a record holder of sensitivity or resolution, surpassed by its competitors in these chapters, but both of them are close to perfection and combined masterfully. And let’s not forget the endowment that actually has created the notoriety: to shoot full HD 1080p. However, Nikon D90 already got this extraordinary achievement, but 5D mark 2 is the first full-frame with this capability and the first to implement it to the quality parameters that were established as standard industry. But even from this point of view, it has not hit the road as a perfect product. Numerous imperfections related to sound and image as the poor frame rate, rolling shutter, artifacts, lack of dedicated shooting functions have been fully or partially remedied by successive updates. Canon has not only implanted a new sensor in 5D and launched it, there are dozens of small or big improvements that made a difference: rebuilt menu, live-view display with higher resolution, conectability, DIGIC4 image processor, ergonomic controls on the body are just some of them. But the heart of this model remains the formidable and huge sensor of 36 with 24 mm, 21 megapixels, responsible for the quality of photos and videos taken with him. The shallow depth of field, the plastic of the image considered trade-mark of professional films,the aspirations of all image creators became possible because of 5D Mark2.
Although it has already years back when it came on the market in an industry in which evolution occurs from week to week, Mark 2 remains a highly and desirable competitive product. It revolutionised the digital image of the film, facilitated wide access to top quality photo and video and stirred passions. Those who have already used one know of what we speak,those who have not tried it must try it. This model has ensured detached iconic place in the pantheon of the most powerful cameras ever produced so 5D Mark 2 receives a note of 9,8 from the KIMC reviewers. Mitch.
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