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What if guys and girls changed roles at the gym

Here is funny video on what would happen if guys and girls changed roles at the gym. On one scene a girl leaves sweat spot on the chair. On another 2 girls are discussing exercise as if they were guys and 2 guys are discussing their personal lives as if they were girls!

After watching this you will know what would happen if people swapped gender roles in the gym.  It’s very funny!

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Drugstore Clinics Aren’t Best for Sick Kids

Retail-based health clinics in pharmacies or big box stores may seem more  convenient and less expensive compared to seeing a pediatrician, but these  clinics do not provide children with the high-quality, regular preventive health  care that they need, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics in an updated  policy statement released online today.

Retail-based clinics or convenient care clinics are usually run by nurse  practitioners or physician assistants that see patients quickly without  appointments and often for less money than pediatric offices or emergency  departments.  This policy statement is not totally unbiased since these  establishments compete with pediatricians for patients and profits, but the  criticisms of these offices still has validity. Read More

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The Top 10 Celebrities with the Best Skin

Celebrities may seem glowy and flawless in every situation, however for many, this is just the result of expensive beauty products, a talented makeup artist, handy airbrushing and flattering lighting. However, for dedicated celebrity spotters like us, it’s easy to pick out the ones who are either blessed or work at having superb skin:

  1. Lucy Liu

At 47, this actress has maintained her glowing skin very well. According to Lucy, foregoing caffeine is one of her beauty secrets. Instead, she drinks a lot of water. (We guess she hasn’t seen the research that shows that caffeine is chock-ful of antioxidants and when prepared with the right concentration in a cream, can even help minimize the appearance of cellulite.)

  1. Liv Tyler

Liv’s skin seems so flawless and uniform that she sometimes looks like the “after” version of a shot worked heavily in Photoshop. But shots of her without makeup suggests this is just how she looks—lucky her! She also is a huge fan of sunscreen, which is a smart idea to prevent wrinkles and discoloration.

  1. Reese Witherspoon

Reese is a fair-skinned beauty who also doesn’t scrimp on the sunscreen, which is why she practically looks like the young starlet who charmed the world in Legally Blonde back in 2001.

  1. Halle Berry

Still spectacular in her 40`s, Halle has been a star since the early 90s and doesn’t look much different from when she first burst on the scene. The secret to her spectacular skin is textbook care: she regularly uses cleanser, moisturizer and eye cream. She also makes sure to get a facial once a week that uses lactic and malic acids, along with an oxygen mask.

  1. Ashton Kutcher

At 38, he still retains much of that boyish look he had when he became a heartthrob on That 70s Show. While some speculate his smooth skin comes from some Botox, his overall look suggests he’s using exfoliators regularly, with maybe some microdermabrasion treatments. Regardless, it’s clearly working for him.

  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Though she’s close to 40 (age 37), Jennifer still looks spectacular. Some of her beauty fixes are unconventional (like toothpaste for acne), but mostly she sticks to the staples of exfoliation and moisturizers.

  1. Ryan Reynolds

The Deadpool star turns 40 this far, but still looks as baby-faced as he did during his Van Wilder Days. Is it natural or did he have some help? Some dermatologists suspect he’s had some Botox, maybe some fillers—but it also looks like he protects himself from the sun and does regular skin maintenance.

  1. Beyonce

Beyonce seems blessed with perfect skin, but she also works at it, smearing Aquaphor on before going to bed for maximum moisturizing. She also uses plenty of sunscreen and stays hydrated.

  1. Hayden Panettiere

Hayden is still young, but judging from her routine (sunscreen, water, proper cleansing) and just how she looks, she is well on track to maintaining that fresh-faced look well into her forties and beyond.

  1. Nicole Kidman

While she’s not 100% the stunning beauty from 1991’s Days of Thunder, Nicole is quite close. She credits this to her organic diet, swimming, Aquaphor and Crème Le Mer.


Adore Cosmetics formulates leading-edge skin care products to protect against the effects of the sun, environmental contaminants and other common causes of skin issues like wrinkles, lines, spots and dark circles, among others. www.adoreorganicinnovation.com

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How to Handle Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition whose cause is as yet known. It basically involves a redness on the cheeks, nose and chin that can arrive at any time. If you don’t get it treated, you can also get bumps and pimples, and your nose can even get swollen with excess tissue: the comedian W.C. Fields had this, and Googling images of him will clearly show you this is NOT a good look to have.

According to estimates, as many as 16 million Americans suffer from it—and nearly half a million people have it around the world. While it comes and comes, it rarely heals itself on its own. One of the first steps in dealing with it is having a dermatologist examine you. They are usually experts in diagnosing this condition and having them check you out is crucial because other conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, eczema and season allergies, among others, can produce similar symptoms.

A number of different medical treatments can help manage—but not cure—rosacea. These include pulsed light or lasers to remove visible blood vessels, beta-blockers, azelaic acid and metronidazole to control bumps and swelling, along with lower-dose antibiotics like Oracea.

While it’s best to work directly with your dermatologist to handle rosacea, you may want to pay attention to foods and lifestyle issues that can trigger it, including spicy foods and stress. In addition, daily use of sunscreen seems to help with controlling outbreaks, since sunlight can often trigger rosacea. Studies also suggest that moisturizers with kinetin (a plant-derived cytokinin or substance that promotes cell division in plants) may also help people with minor rosacea.


Adore Cosmetics formulates organically innovative products based on plant stem cells, peptides, hyaluronic acid and other proven substances to promote fresh, radiant looking skin. Its products have garnered rave reviews from users and beauty bloggers alike, while the brand’s tips on skin care are being shared online by thousands of readers. www.adorecosmeticsinsights.com

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How to Find a Good Dental Office for You and Your Family

When it’s time to find a new dentist for you and your family, there are a few ways that you can begin your search. A Glendora family dental office, as well as those in other cities, will often have reviews from patients on a website so that you can see how others feel about the care provided. Talk to family and friends to find out who they see on a regular basis. Ask your doctor or local pharmacist as they will know who to work with and who to avoid seeing.

There are a few questions that you want to ask of dentists in San Dimas CA as well as other cities depending on where you live. Find out if the office submits claims to insurance companies or if that’s something you need to do after the visit. Are there payment options if you don’t have insurance? Make sure the dentist has received the proper education. Try to find a dentist located close to your home or workplace so that you don’t have to travel far if there is ever an emergency.

A Covina dental office, as well as other offices across the country, will often offer special discounts for new patients. Ask if you have to transfer your own records to the office or if the records can be requested by the new dentist. Find a dentist who you are comfortable talking to and who the family enjoys seeing.

Bio: Ecco Dental is a Covina dental office specializing in Invisalign and holistic dentistry.

How to Make Workouts More Habitual

Laziness is something that comes naturally. In order to beat this, it’s important that you maintain proper habits.

gym-habitualIt’s easy to get caught in the whirlwind of workouts that you perform almost on a nightly basis. Furthermore, it’s easier to become complacent and stick with what you know and do best during your routine. For instance, once you’ve become accustomed to a certain type of exercise, the strive to increase the weight that you lift slowly starts creeping into the back of your mind. But, with enough dedication and motivation, you can easily surpass this challenge and accelerate the muscle-building process. Here are some tips that will help you keep your workouts balanced and progressive.

Be Consistent

Varying your schedule to hit the gym hurts you more than it helps. While everybody is stuck with a busy schedule, it’s crucial that you maintain the proper discipline to hit the gym at the hours that you’re free. Continuing to do so will become habitual and you’ll begin seeing gains at a much quicker pace that you might be accustomed to.

Eat High-Quality Food

If you want your body to adapt to the workouts and reduce the overall fat, you’ll want to ensure that it gets the proper nutrients that high-quality foods have. Foods like rice, oatmeal, vegetables, tuna, beef, and other staple foods should be a regular part of your diet.

Sleep At Least 8 Hours per Night

The natural growth hormone in your body is maximized through a good night’s rest. Now, it’s safe to say that you’re not going to be getting 8 hours every single night, but it’s important that you try and fit in these hours to help build towards substantial muscle growth.

Nick Diruscio is a personal fitness trainer that has helped hundreds of clients lose weight and achieve their weight gain goals.

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Skincare in Public Bathrooms

I’ve got some bad news for you.  It seems that those pesky hot air blowers that dry your skin are actually blowing viruses around everywhere. After reading an article in Fortune magazine today it really made me think about this. It’s funny how we invent new technology to take care of one issue such as wasting paper and killing more trees in exchange for dispersing viruses throughout a public bathroom to get everyone sick.

The new study was quoted as saying:

“virus(‘s) in the air even 15 minutes after someone used a jet dryer, at levels 100 times higher than after a paper towel was used.”

100x?  That’s pretty significant.  Of course when you dry your hands on a paper towel how much are you actually putting in the air?  Almost zero, so a hundred times nearly zero is still a small amount right?  But if you have one of these in a hospital it is a different scenario.  Any medical facility should prefer disposable wipes, towels, or napkins to ensure as much of the evil bacteria is removed and disposed away from the public.  A dryer for your skin in those areas can cause an issue.

If you are in a standard nail salon or cosmetics store your risk of high pathogens is much lower. So for the rest of the world your skin getting blown dry should continue to be the standard in bathrooms most everywhere.
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Getting Closer to Beating Alzheimer’s

By Phineas Upham

Recently, medical scientists discovered something interesting about Alzheimer’s: it could be transmittable through medical procedures. Even everyday dental work could increase a patient’s chances of contracting Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s causes a build up of neurotoxic amyloid plaques, which eventually erodes the patient’s memory. If, they reasoned, there were some method to decrease that build up some function could be restored.

Scientists looked at various methods they could employ to try and reduce or remove that buildup. The problem is, it’s all very close the brain. If they make a mistake there, the patient could suffer in other ways. The treatment that came out of Australia focuses on using a non-invasive procedure that guides ultrasound into the brain. The pulses break the plaque down.

The plaque buildup isn’t like the kind on your teeth. It causes the neurofibrils in your brain to tangle, which misfires signals and leads to reduced function. Mice with this buildup were gauged to have recovered up to 75% of their full memory function.

Plaque buildup is only half the mystery, and the brain me be to blame for the other half. The brain uses proteins to repair itself, so the plaque causes the brain to cease that function. There is a drug currently in testing that allows for the production of the enzymes responsible for that repair. That could halt or reverse the long term effects some patients suffer from.

It’s likely that in the future, both of these methods will become part of the mainstream treatment regimen for Alzheimer’s patients.


Phineas Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Phineas Upham website or LinkedIn page.

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The Benefits of Incorporating Strength Training Into Your Workout

Written by: Nick Di Ruscio

Strength training has long been thought of as a bodybuilding training regimen that focuses on increasing muscle mass. However, strength training can benefit your health, strengthen your bones, and help reduce your weight. The best part about it is that it can benefit people of all ages and can even help with issues such as heart conditions and arthritis.

Helps Keep Weight at Steady Levels

Strength training will undoubtedly add definition to your muscles and give you a fit and toned body. But, it also helps keep the weight off. Studies have shown that individuals that include consistent strength training into their workout regimen will increase the amount of calories burned during normal activities, therefore maintaining their current weight.

Increases Wellness Benefits

Strength training also offers an individual the wellness benefits of fitness. This means elevating your levels of endorphins, improving your mood, decreasing your stress, and even be as effective as medication when it comes to certain diseases. It’s an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and improves your overall quality of life.

Minimizes the Chances of Bone Strength Reduction

As you age, your bone and muscle strength tends to weaken. This is can result in cases like osteoporosis. In order to reverse this trend or contain it, one can incorporate strength training into their routine. In addition, it’ll make you stronger and fitter due to the contraction of the muscles against an object of resistance. So, all in all, you’ll become stronger and be in better shape.

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A Glimpse inside the Hippocratic Corpus

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Hippocrates was one of the first people in the world to consider that disease was caused by something other than divine, which was a great deviation from thought held for thousands of years. Because of his breakthroughs in medical diagnosis, medical study and his lectures, the discipline of medicine has grown considerably. To the extent that the Hippocratic Oath is still spoken by the majority of medical schools in North America, some in Latin.

All of his works were collected into a great volume known as the Hippocratic Corpus, which is widely believed to be one of the only surviving works from the Library of Alexandria.

Inside, one can find a variety of writing styles and marks indicating that the manual was assembled over the course of time, not in one setting. It’s quite likely that as many as nineteen people helped to write this gargantuan work. The Corpus introduces several medical theories and ideologies popular during the time of Hippocrates, but it’s clear that its emphasis is on his work.

It contains entire textbooks written by Hippocrates, lecture notes from his top students, research on case studies, philosophical essays about medicine and medical practice, and various topics related to medicine and the discipline. All of this information is compiled in no particular order, so scholars took a great deal of time deciphering it in order to understand its implications.

Hippocrates didn’t get everything right, but what he did show medical academics was how to apply logic to a patient’s diagnosis. He also helped create the ideas, and possibly wrote the Hippocratic Oath. This Oath was once akin to law, and doctors could lose their entire practices for violating it.


About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Samuel Phineas Upham website or LinkedIn.

3 Legendary body builders that will inspire your workout routine

Legends of the Sport

There have been many great bodybuilders in the last 100 years, but three names stand out from the rest. Eugene Sandow, often considered the father of bodybuilding, Charles Atlas, who made bodybuilding a popular pastime, and, of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even those who are simply looking to use the guidance of Nick Di Ruscio to add a bit of muscle tone and lose weight may find a great deal of motivation from the achievements of these men.

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger: The man who used bodybuilding as a springboard
Arnold Schwarzenegger is arguably the most famous bodybuilder of all time. Bodybuilding was only the start of his illustrious career in politics and the movies. He’s a perfect example of what one can do with hard work and ambition.

 

Eugene SandowEugene Sandow: The man who “created” bodybuilding
While people have worked to add muscle and increase definition for years, Sandow was one of the first to make bodybuilding a performance, to strike poses to highlight his musculature, and to organize competitions. He began performing around the turn of the century and was the undisputed star of the sport for many years. However, he eventually had to retire, like all athletes.

Charles AtlasCharles Atlas: The man who made bodybuilding a popular sport
Charles Atlas followed in Eugene Sandow’s footsteps as a luminary in the world of bodybuilding. While he was successful in bodybuilding competitions, his true innovation was in marketing. He was the first bodybuilder to be successful selling books about his workout regime.

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Finding the Right Oligonucleotide Manufacturer

Read below to see how you can find the right oligonucleotide manufacturer.

Oligonucleotide synthesis is essentially the synthesis of nucleic acid fragments that results in defined chemical structures with purities of different sizes. When you’re looking for the most effective modified product for your oligo synthesis, you’re going to want to narrow down the companies that you’re going to work with by high quality services that they offer. Here are some key components that you’re going to want to keep in mind when shopping around.

Quality

Quality is obviously the main concern that you’re going to have because the only way that you can validate what they claim is through user reviews or testimonials. You’re not going to have a physical sample that you get to take an in-depth look at, rather an assortment of pictures put together by the company.

Be sure that the company is specific in their details to ensure that you get exactly what you want. For example, if they’re offering single stranded or double-stranded DNA, be sure that they give you the exact number of bases as they state. Additionally, check to see if they are analyzed and quantified by both mass spectrometry as well as UV spectrophotometry. There are also certain standards that should be met by the manufacturer such as specifications and formats of the oligos.

Customer Service

Oligonucleotide manufacturers that deal with such delicacy should have an informative group of customer service representatives. If you’re unsure about the purchase of a product or want to validate what you’re receiving, speak with their customer service representatives and ask them specific questions such as: the research grade, their formats, packaging, etc.


 

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