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What Are the Characteristics of Healthy Skin

Each of us has their own definition of what healthy skin is. What are the characteristics of healthy skin? Basically healthy skin should be smooth, blemish-free, glowing and radiant. This is the ideal characteristics of the skin. Is it possible to attain? Yes it is but it may require some efforts from you such as:

1. Being healthy – maintaining a balanced healthy diet is one of the necessities of a healthy skin. As the saying goes “You are what you eat” is true. Some nutrients in the food that we eat are not only to nourish the body but also needed to have a healthy skin. Eating healthy makes your skin glow and healthy.

2. Good skincare regimen – to have a good looking, healthy skin is to have a good skin care routine. Cleanse, tone and moisturize should be the basic on your beauty regimen. Also, choosing the … Read More

By Loren Bailey, ago
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7 Quotes From Neuroscientists That Will Revolutionize Brain And Mind Health, Fitness And Wellness

Interested in improving your attention, memory, thinking skills, ability to manage stressful situations? Good news: “Recent research in neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to change in response to information and new activities – shows that brain cells and new pathways continue to develop throughout life…”, say mainstream newspapers like the New York Times, who are increasing their coverage on the growing movement of “brain training” games and technologies.

An article titled “Mind Over Matter, With a Machine’s Help” provides a great overview on how to combine cognitive therapy with fMRI (an advanced neuroimaging technique that enables movie-like visual feedback on what areas of the brain are getting activated). Another article, titled “Calisthenics for the Older Mind, on the Home Computer”, reviews a number of commercial software packages.

I have interviewed 10 neuroscientists and experts in cognitive and emotional training to better understand the research behind this field and the implications … Read More

By Loren Bailey, ago
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Makhmur April 2006

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Refugee camp of Kurdish people who fled Turkey.

Medicine distribution at the pharmacy in the camp of Makhmur.

In April 2006 it was very hard to penetrate the camp, but the mayor of Makhmur town (Abdul Rahman Delaf, a well known Kurdish writer) granted access to me and my friend who acted as interpreter. 8 months later, when we went back to share the pictures I took, the access was even harder, and I had to let my camera at the check point. By now authorities have been banning journalists from the camp. It sounds like the publication of an article which offended them was the main reason from so many precautions.

Makhmur is als now in the highlights of the tragical news:

Suicide Bomber Kills 30 in Northern Iraq
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By Loren Bailey, ago