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Effective Tips On Choosing And Applying Make-Up The Right Way

Almost all women can easily spend a couple of hours looking for the right make-up products. Most women think they have found the perfect lipstick or eye shadow only to completely hate it soon after.

If you are among those women, these tips will help you choose your make-up so you look glam at all times.

Selecting Eye Shadow that Works

If you're looking to buy an eye shadow or two for everyday wear, consider buying shades that work on you.


A Few Good Women??!

The Marines are looking for a few good women to serve in combat but, after more than two years of trying, no woman has made it through the grueling infantry officer school.

Should women be able to fight on the front lines?



Look Your Best With Ultherapy At New Look New Life Surgical Arts

From Dr. Oz, to Extra, to New Beauty Winner for In-Office treatment, Ultherapy has been receiving excellent reviews and been mentioned by celebrities and beauty professionals alike. Intrigued to find out exactly what this treatment entailed, I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Karlinsky at her prestigious Upper East Side practice, New Look New Life Surgical Arts.


How To Avoid The Dryness Of Winter

From arctic blasts to constant blowing heat, our skin has certainly taken some severe abuse this season as we are living through one of the coldest winters in over 20 years. One way to keep your skin fresh and renewed is with CeraVe’s newest skin renewing serum and night cream that is as effective as it is easy on the wallet which just launched 2 weeks ago.


Tokyo Runway Meets New York- NYFW15

Fig & Viper

Fig & Viper

Japanese fashion designers have long been recognized for their creativity and futuristic vision that weaves pop culture through its artistic interpretations of fashion.

It was no different this season during the TOKYO RUNWAY meets NEW YORK show that was held during NY Fashion week last week.

A collaboration between the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Startup and New Business Promotion Division Small and Medium Enterprise Agency and the Japan Fashion Week Organization, it is always great to see new emerging talent with the support of the Japanese government.

The show highlighted seven Japanese contemporary brands to condense casual, luxury, and street which culminated in a show that aimed to inject energy into the Japanese market and generate international interest. The Fall 2015 roster includes: clean, contemporary clothing from AULA; layered and textured designs from DOUBLE STANDARD CLOTHING; the bold colors and couture inspired clothes from DRESSCAMP; Tokyo street style represented by FIG&VIPER; feminine designs from HAN AHN SOON; FW15 and 16SS limited edition collaboration collection by Mastermind featuring A-GIRL'S; and the elegant world expressed by Riccimie NEW YORK.

"Choosing to show at New York Fashion Week rather than other fashion capitals was a natural choice as New York City is celebrated for its diversity and a kindred spirit with Tokyo's energy, eclectic tastes, and excitement," said Shinji Hirato, Producer TOKYO RUNWAY meets NEW YORK.

"We are confident showing in New York City will revitalize interest in the Japanese market from a global audience."
He added, "Japanese fashion has long been an inspiration for pop culture from musicians to movies and this showcase is a prime opportunity for the fashion industry to view the diversity of Japanese fashion and coming trends first hand."


Asia Fashion Collection Launches At NYFW



To demonstrate the support that Asia has in fostering new design talent, the Asia Fashion Collection (AFC) returned to New York Fashion Week with six new designers who presented their Fall Collections at the Salon, Lincoln Center with emerging designers from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong to show the world the rising talent of the East.

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How Did A Janitor Amass $8 Million?

The name Ronald Read might not mean too much to you -- yet -- but it certainly does to Vermont's Brooks Memorial Library and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, which received gifts totaling $6 million. They came not from a titan of industry or big-name philanthropist, but from the estate of Ronald Read, who worked as a janitor and gas station attendant. Read died last year at the age of 92, with an estate valued near $8 million.

Stories like this are actually not unheard of. For those who pay attention, they offer a hugely valuable lesson -- that we can probably amass far more money than we would ever expect.

Of course, there's more to amassing $8 million, or any other large sum, than merely wishing for it and socking away extra dollars now and then. Let's review how Read did it, and what lessons we can learn from him:

How he did it:
He took a long time.
He lived frugally.
He kept learning.
He invested in familiar companies.
He favored dividend-paying stocks.
He was a buy-to-hold investor.


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Sheep Raised By Collies Thinks She's A Dog

After this sheep struggled to survive as a newborn, she was taken in by a loving home and adopted her new owners' pack of border collies. Because of her upbringing, she is now convinced that she is a dog and acts more like a collie than a sheep.


2015 Beautypress Spotlight Day In NYC

On one of the coldest days of the year, beautypress managed to break up the dreary winter week with some exciting new beauty brands, bringing together editors, and industry insiders for their highly anticipated 2015 Spotlight Day at Midtown Loft & Terrace in NYC. This is an event I look forward to where I always discover new brands and innovative products. 15 brands ranging from from hair care, skin care, cosmetics and fragrance showcased their latest product launches while sharing the inspiration and story behind each collection.

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Of Course It Was A Hate Crime

Yosur Mohammad Abu-Salha on her wedding day, just 6 weeks ago.

Yosur Mohammad Abu-Salha on her wedding day, just 6 weeks ago.

It came very suddenly, an outburst of tears amid my sobs. It had been building since the night before, when I first came across a tweet indicating that something horrible had happened in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a city which I had associated mainly with college basketball. The limited news coverage, all local at first, showed a middle-aged man imploring police officers to let him see his son’s apartment, then to at least tell him if his son was alive or not, all to no avail. Then came more tweets, still just a trickle, before the police had commented, before the news stations could even report it, saying that three young people, all Muslims by religious faith, had been shot and killed. Then, a river of tweets, coming from the victims’ friends and relatives, who posted pictures:

  • A tall, smiling young man standing beside two smiling young women wearing hijabs, one also wearing a graduation cap;
  • The same young man seated with one of the women for a formal portrait on their wedding day, the young man dressed sharply, the young woman a radiant bride;
  • The young man, in his wedding suit sans jacket, dribbling a basketball;
  • The young woman, proudly standing with her husband, who sports a white medical jacket;
  • The young man and woman at a Carolina Panthers football game;
  • The young woman at her wedding, dancing with a man whose face is obscured by his arm, the caption reading “Dancing with Daddy ❤️."

“Dancing with Daddy ❤️.” No image could be more sweet, and in that moment, more heartbreaking at the same time. And the next morning, while watching the young man’s family as they held a brief press conference, seeing their pain was too much for me. I wept, and wept again when my eyes settled on the man’s grieving father. Perhaps it’s because I’m a father, too.

I can only imagine what the families of these beautiful, awesome young Americans are going through. The short several years in which I’ve been a dad have helped me gain, I think, a bit of insight into a parent’s grief when his or her child dies. The emotional bond between parent and child is so intensely powerful, that the death of a child must be shattering. When it comes suddenly, the grief must be unspeakable. For the families of the Chapel Hill victims, the grief is augmented even more by the horrific way in which the lives of Deah, his wife Yusor, and her sister Razan were taken.

I’ve read comments online from some folks who wonder why anyone really cares whether this triple murder is considered a hate crime. After all, they reason, any act of murder, much less one that takes multiple lives, is evil and full of hate. But that’s not what is meant by the legal term “hate crime.” Hate crimes, which can also include assault, harassment, or even vandalism, target victims because they belong to a particular group of people; a motivation of prejudice is present. Often, these groups are defined by race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Hate crimes are particularly heinous because they strike terror in the hearts of other people from that group; perhaps we could think of them as acts of “targeted terrorism.” Consequently, hate crimes often carry additional legal penalties for offenders.

At the moment, the authorities say they’re investigating whether the murders were actually hate crimes. Their alternative hypothesis asks if the killings are just the result of a belligerent, soon-to-be-divorced-again, open-gun-carrying neighbor with psychopathic traits who snapped when he felt aggrieved one too many times over parking spaces. The killer’s wife, his soon-to-be second ex-wife, has stated it was the latter and not the former.

But of course, it was a hate crime.

The alternative theory has a lot of truth to it. The murderer (who by now, you may have guessed, will be refused the dignity of being named in this column) was indeed belligerent, soon-to-be-divorced-again, open-gun-carrying, and lacking empathy for other people. And a perceived slight about parking may have lit his fuse on the day of the murders. But the powder keg inside him, the anger that had built up over years, demonstrates the reality - this was a hate crime.

Frequently, a crime becomes identifiable as a hate crime when the perpetrator yells a slur of some kind while in the act. That may not have happened here. But just because the Chapel Hill killer didn’t leave graffiti that says something awful like “ragheads go home” doesn’t mean it wasn’t a hate crime.
An examination of the murderer’s social media posts shows whom he most detests - religious people, whom he ridicules mercilessly. Particularly attracting his ire are Muslims and Christians.

If he indeed exploded in violence because he felt his parking rights had been violated one too many times, we need only look to that which fueled his fire the most - his antipathy toward religious people, of which he would have identified Deah, Yusor, and Razan as being, at the very least because of the women’s hijabs.

So of course it was a hate crime.

Some legal observers say that it is very hard to prove whether a crime is a hate crime, because a prosecutor must establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the perpetrator acted on his prejudice while in the act. Yes, it may be difficult. But the authorities should at least file hate crime charges and try. Deah’s, Yusor’s, and Razan’s families hope for that, as do many Muslim Americans, as do numerous Americans of every race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation.

I am one of those Americans. Because even if prosecutors are unable to convince a jury that a hate crime happened, we know the reality.

It was a hate crime.

Eugene Hung serves as the lead organizer in the Los Angeles area for the Man Up Campaign, which mobilizes young men worldwide to work for an end to violence against women and girls and to advocate for women’s equality. He also is the author of this blog, Raising Asian American Daughters. You can follow him on Twitter at @eughung.

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