Daily Archives April 4, 2015

The Many Faces Of Mascara

The Many Faces Of Mascara

by: Natalie Katsman

After finding the right foundation shade, choosing mascara is probably the next most challenging beauty task. Sure, there are less color options, but quality of the product is what will make the difference in the way you look.
Volume building, lengthening, clump-free, hypoallergenic… Will your eyelashes look longer, become curlier or fuller? Will the mascara go on smoothly without clumps and stay on without flaking for many hours to come? In other words, will it live up to the promise, or all these words are nothing more than money-making tricks? In most cases, you will know the answer only after you trade your hard earned money for the little pretty tube.
Lengthening Mascaras
These usually do make your eyelashes a tiny bit longer...

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When Do You Pray?

When Do You Pray?

by: Cory L. Kemp

When do you pray?
Prayer is the cornerstone of the Christian faith, the communication factor with God that opens us to grace, hope and the very love of God that transforms our lives.
So, when do you pray?
Think about that for a moment. Think about when you pray before you start reciting the endless list in your head about why you don’t have the time to pray that you think you should, would or could, if only. Take a deep breath, and ponder this for a moment.
Did you pray at church this week? Did you say grace with you meals today, spoken or unspoken? Did you make a green light, thereby getting to work in plenty of time, and say, “Thank you, God”? Did you admire the clouds in the sky while running an errand before you picked you kids up from school? Prayer ...

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Moving On to Much Better Things After Leaving an A

Moving On to Much Better Things After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

by: Terry Hernon MacDonald

Leaving an abusive relationship is difficult, but being alone can feel worse. All your happily married friends are still happily married, and here you are suddenly single. It’s a huge adjustment. Even though you’ve triumphed by getting out of a bad situation, there’s often an underlying sense of failure. There’s enormous pressure to be a couple in this society.
When I was single, the worst part wasn’t loneliness. It was the remarks from people who wanted to know when I was finally going “to hook up for real,” and the warnings from an aunt that I wasn’t getting any younger...

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The Woman’s Guide to Younger Men

The Woman’s Guide to Younger Men

by: Chris Olander

I often awake to find Beverly, my older wife, wrapped around me like a Virginia creeper. In the nineteen years since we met, she has shown me what true love is, and I couldn’t live without it. For the first time, I have someone who wants me as much as I want her.
Falling in love with an older woman is the best thing I ever did, and I’m not alone. The percentage of women marrying younger men doubled over the past two decades, and women marrying for the second time are seven times more likely to marry a younger man.
Listen to women with younger husbands or lovers and you’ll hear:

“We’re a perfect fit,”
“He accepts me as I am,”
“He keeps me young,”
“I liked it on top.”

If you haven’t discovered the joys of a younger man, it’s probably ...

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Taking the Love Quiz

Taking the Love Quiz

by: Brian Fong

Q. Is there anything real behind a love quiz?
A. Good question. The answer is “maybe, maybe not”. You see, the value of a love quiz depends upon who designed it and what the purpose of the love quiz is. If it was written by a magazine writer, for entertainment purposes, then that’s a good example of the “maybe not” category. However, if the love quiz was written by a professional who is trained in behavioral sciences, psychology, or relationship counseling, then you might be over into the “maybe so” side of the answer.
You see, a love quiz can be based upon real, substantive issues, questions that really matter and answers that provide insight, or they can be frivolous and designed to give a few yucks to a group of bored girls.
If your love quiz has ques...

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The Power In A Gathering Of Women

The Power In A Gathering Of Women

by: Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE

Forget “fight or flight” as the only duo of responses in the face of stress. For women, there’s a third response: “befriend”. A landmark UCLA study turned five decades of stress research on its head with the revelation that a cascade of brain chemicals gives women a larger behavioral repertoire when confronted with stress. The hormone oxytocin is released as part of the stress response in women. It controls the fight/flight response and, instead, encourages her to tend children and gather with other women.
Accordingly to co-researcher Dr. Laura Cousino Klein, now assistant professor of bio-behavioral health at Penn State, the study suggests that this “tending and befriending” response to oxytocin produces a calming effect...

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The Joys of Being Healthy

The Joys of Being Healthy

by: Kay Kopit

It is amazing to be able to say I am a whole, happy, healthy, loving woman. I was sick for the first 40 years of my life. Like millions of other human beings I grew up immersed in the family disease of alcoholism. For generations it has plagued my family. The unbalanced life I led is so common in our society; I didnt know anything was wrong. I was a participant in the chaos, confusion, neuroses, pain and suffering which is present in dysfunctional families. I call it The Dance of Death.
I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri in the community of Clayton. The only memories I have of my father are when he would beat my brother and me with his belt so severely my clothes would cling to the bloody strap marks on my legs...

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Online Poker Chips Away At Sexual Stereotypes

Online Poker Chips Away At Sexual Stereotypes

by: Simon Prodger

Women are being increasingly attracted to the excitement of online poker. Many professional women now shop extensively online and it’s natural that they should explore other ways of having fun and spending their money online.
According to the UK’s fastest growing poker website, Victor Chandler Poker (http://www.vcpoker.com), it’s no longer just a man’s game. One in six new players joining Victor Chandler Poker is female – up from virtually zero just 2 years ago. The typical female player tends to be between 24 and 25, internet savvy, shops online and has a professional business career.
Why women are taking up online poker
There are 5 main reasons why women are taking up online poker:

Poker is gaining a lot of media ...

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Narcissists And Women

Narcissists And Women

by: Sam Vaknin

Question: Do narcissists hate women?
Answer: Narcissists abhor and dread getting emotionally intimate and they regard sex as a maintenance chore, something they have to do in order to keep their source of secondary supply.
Moreover, many narcissists tend to engage in FRUSTRATING behaviours towards women. They will refrain from having sex with them, tease them and then leave them, resist flirtatious and seductive behaviours and so on. Often, they will invoke the existence of a girlfriend/fiancée/spouse (or boyfriend/etc. – male and female are interchangeable in my texts) as the "reason" why they cannot have sex/develop a relationship. But this is not out of loyalty and fidelity in the empathic and loving sense...

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