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Most Right-Swiped Jobs in North-America.

The list was compiled by Tinder based on the occupations of user profiles. Apps received the highest rate of right swipes over the latest three months.

Woman Occupation

1. Physical Therapist
2. Interior Designer
3. Founder/Entrepreneur
4. PR/Communications
5. Teacher
6. College Student
7. Speech Language Pathologist
8. Pharmacist
9. Social Media Manager
10. Model
11. Dental Hygienist
12. Nurse
13. Flight Attendant
14. Personal Trainer
15. Real Estate Agent

How Your Eyebrows Play a Vital Role in Your Appearance

Believe it or not, it’s your eyebrows which do the actual talking. They are not-so-secret portals into one’s personality. Eyebrows are a mirror of our physical and mental health. Eyebrows are one of the most undermined features of facial expressions. A neatly trimmed and properly shaped pair of brows goes a long way in creating a lasting first impression. When we say that our eyes are dancing with joy or anger or excitement, it’s actually the eyebrows that do the dancing. A botched up brow job can create the impression of a baby caterpillar running after its mother. Whereas, a thick, well-maintained, and structured pair of brows oozes of power and charm. A woman can garner attention with a delicate swish of a well-tailored brow.

Conversations can be halted or resumed with a well directed flick of a brow. The proverbial “Looks can kill”, can actually be manifested by a single raised brow. Our eyebrow is an abyss of emotion. Raising a single eyebrow signifies doubt. When both are raised, it means a look of surprise. And when eyebrows fly past the forehead (occurs literally only in cartoons!), it denotes extreme astonishment. Simultaneously raising and lowering each of the brows can convey sarcasm without a single word being spoken. 

Have you wondered why we remember Mona Lisa’s smile, but the most distinct feature of Queen Cleopatra that comes to the forefront was indeed her eyebrows? Wolverine’s animalistic vibe can be credited to an extent to his spiked brows. Spock’s carved eyebrow was one of the contributing factors to his other worldliness.  Chaplin’s brows were one of the pillars of his outstanding act. Even Voldemort’s absence of brows gave character to his sinisterness. Einstein’s bushy brows are going to be remembered by generations to be come. There is a dance form with its origins in India (Kathakali) which focuses on emoting detailed gestures by the movement of elaborately decorated eyebrows.

Blessed are those who have a well endowed pair of brows. Dense brows are back in fashion recently, with natural beauty being the trendsetter and supermodels endorsing thick bushy brows nowadays. Well don’t lose your sleep over lean brows  

Here are some easy tips and tricks to maintain a healthy pair of eyebrows:
1. Combing eyebrows is not just a hobby of the sixties villains.  It contributes towards a beautiful eyebrow.
2. Castor oil is said to stimulate the growth of eyebrows. Dab a little castor oil on a swab of cotton, and swipe it gently over your brows.  After twenty five minute, using your index finger, lightly message your brows starting from the bridge of your nose towards the tip for nearly five minutes. Then wash it off with luke warm water. Check out for allergies before using! Aloe Vera gel also helps.
3. Take care to wipe your eyebrows as well when cleansing your face. Residue in the hair follicles leads to clogging of the minute pores, which is followed by rashes and pimples.
4. A little touch of eye pencil and hint of eye shadows, when carefully applied on the eyebrows, can add a dramatic flair to any look.
5. A healthy diet goes a long way in maintaining a luscious pair of brows.

If you are passionate about eyelashes, there are classes available such as this one from SugarLashPro that can teach you everything you need to know about eyelashes.

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How to Apply an Eyelash Extension?

Well, you might have possibly been awestruck while adoring those exquisitely dense eyelashes and so do I. Perfectly groomed eyelashes undoubtedly impart a luscious look and boost the confidence.

The eyelashes of celebrities are certainly impeccable to fall for but the secret behind those eyelashes is nothing but an eyelash extension.

An eyelash extension is used to augment and condense the natural eyelash. These are made up of synthetic polyesters which are applied directly over the natural eyelash and come in variety of shades and lengths suitable both for natural and glamorous look.

The eyelash extensions are different from fake lashes as they are adhered to the natural eyelash with the help of a strong bond imparted by an adhesive which lasts for around 60-90 days giving a look of mascara and fall automatically with natural eyelashes.

Recently eyelash extensions have gained a considerable éclat and the self-application may prove to be at risk. It has gained so much fame that it is available in almost every Salon. But the procedure is recommended to be performed with great care by an esthetician or a cosmetologist who has gone through training from schools such as Sugar Lash to avoid any trouble.

 

Authentic procedure of applying an eyelash extension:

1. First and foremost, the eyelashes are washed properly to get rid of dirt and dried.

2. The dried eyelashes are then combed.

3. Lower eyelashes are required to be separated from upper eyelashes and are accomplished by the use of a medical grade tape and a pad.

4. Lower eyelashes are then carefully taped down on the pad.

5. After taping down, an individual upper eyelash is isolated with the help of a pair of tweezers.

6. The tip of the tweezers may be dipped in an adhesive prior to the application or applied afterwards whichever suitable.

7. Adhesive should also be of medical grade and is generally cyanoacrylate based as it is non-irritating to the eye.

8. The glue is applied at the end of the lash and eyelash extension is placed accurately 1mm above the root of the lash and affixed.

9. It is allowed to dry for few seconds before moving to next step.

10. The same method is repeated for each individual eyelash.

11. The complete procedure takes around 1.5-2 hours.

 

Proper care is required to be taken succeeding the application; such as:

1. The lashes should not be wetted till 12-24 hours.

2. Hot steam, swimming and sauna should be avoided till 48 hours.

3. Rubbing of eyes may also cause trouble.

4. Running water should not directly come in contact with the eyelashes.

5. Avoid oil based makeup remover.

6. The eyelashes must not be curled mechanically.

7. Sometimes the use of adhesive may cause allergic reactions to certain people and so if any redness is observed then should immediately be consulted to a doctor.

 

If you follow the above given steps accordingly, you’ll have beautiful eyelashes. Share these tips with your girlfriends and they’ll never certainly owe you one! With the perfect set of eyelashes, you can go flaunting and rock any party.

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What is Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a laser light to remove unwanted hair from the body and face. The laser damages the hair follicle, which stops the hair from growing. The number of people opting to get this procedure has increased drastically in the past few years. However,

anyone who is considering this procedure should weigh the pros and cons first.

Who is considered a good candidate for this procedure?

Fair-skinned people with dark hair are considered the best candidates for laser hair removal. People who are dark-skinned have large amounts of melanin in their skin. Melanin makes it more difficult for the skin to absorb the light from the laser. Additionally, darker-skinned people are at an increased of developing side effects from this procedure.


What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

The main reason that this procedure is growing in popularity is because it offers many benefits. Most people get amazing results from this procedure. In fact, the results are permanent for many people. Even if the hair re-grows, it will be finer and lighter than it was before it was removed. Laser hair removal is also painless and the risk of skin damage is relatively low. Additionally, this procedure can performed on just about any part of the body that grows hair.

What are some of the drawbacks of the laser treatment?

Most people who get this procedure done will have to get four to six treatments. It can cost several hundred dollars for one treatment so a person may end up spending thousands of dollars on the laser treatment. This type of treatment is also not effective for people who have red or blond hair. Additionally, this procedure is not intended for people who are pregnant or have diabetes, heart disease, cancer, new sunburns or skin infections.

What are some of the potential risks associated with this procedure?

This treatment is safe, but it does have some side effects associated with it. Crusting and scabbing are some of the most commonly reported side effects. Those side effects will usually subside without medical attention and are usually not a cause for concern.

This procedure may also darken or lighten the skin in the treated area. This side effect is usually temporary. Darker-skinned people are at the highest risk for pigment changes. It is important to note that this side effect usually occurs when this procedure is not performed properly. That is why it is important to go to a physician or other health care professional that has received training in dermatology.

What can a person do to prepare for the laser treatment?

People who will be getting this procedure done need to make sure that they stay out of the sun and avoid using tanning beds. A tan increases the risk of blistering and skin discoloration. It is also important to avoid plucking, electrolysis and waxing before getting the laser treatment done. Those activities disturb the hair follicle and make laser treatment more difficult to perform.
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What are the Differences between Lap band, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Balloon Surgery?

Over the years, there is a sudden accretion in obese individuals. Obesity has become one of the major health issues in today's scenario and its need to be controlled is giving a pace to the surgeries.

A bariatric surgery is done in order to control the excess of fat. It is suggested when the BMI of the person is above 35 and all their attempts to shed down the extra fat have been failed. If you're not sure what your BMI is, there are calculators available online but it should be noted that they are not 100% accurate. A number of techniques are put forward out of which lap band surgery, gastric sleeve and gastric balloon surgeries have gained a considerable eclat. Being the same motive to control the obesity they differ in their procedure.

 

Lap band surgery:

A lap band is an adjustable band made of silicone which is placed around the upper part of the stomach to curtail food intake. A small port is placed along with the band under the skin of stomach for adjusting the tightness of the band.

 

The procedure involves making 3-5 small incisions of 1 mm in length. A small camera attached to a tube is inserted from one incision for viewing the procedure on screen. The surgical instruments and band are introduced from others. The lap band id placed around the upper part of stomach with suture. The port is also placed in the wall of the abdomen for adjusting the tightness of the band.

The band curtails the amount of food entering the stomach and delays stomach emptying time. Thus a feeling of satiety is sent to the brain and consequently weight is lost.

 

Gastric sleeve surgery:

Gastric sleeve surgery or Sleeve gastrostomy involves the diminution of stomach size via surgical procedure. Around 25% of stomach is removed along the greater curvature. This surgery permanently reduces the size of stomach. The size reduction reduces the food intake leading to weight loss.

The process involves a longitudinal resection of the stomach from antrum, pylorus and fundus. A small camera is also inserted so as to view the procedure on screen. More than half of the stomach is taken down leaving a thin vertical sleeve. Surgical staples are used for closing the stomach. As the stomach size is reduced the person will feel full more quickly. Initially a pain in the belly is experienced for a week and complete recovery takes around 6 to 8 weeks.

Surgery is considered when the BMI is above 40.

 

Gastric balloon surgery:

A gastric balloon has the same motive to help a person feel full for longer period of time and reduce the food intake. However this is not actually a surgical procedure and takes 20-30 minutes of time.

During the procedure a balloon is inserted into the stomach via mouth by an endoscope. The balloon is filled with saline solution after insertion. The saline solution partially fills the stomach leaving less space for food or drink. It is a temporary weight loss program and the balloon is removed after 6 months.

Sometimes the patients are unable to tolerate the balloon and hence removal is suggested.

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6 Useful Tips to Consider When Buying an Engagement Ring

When penguins fall in love, it is said that the male penguin searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to give her. It finds the smoothest, most perfect one as his present.
If a penguin can be so good at romance, so can we, right?

Women dream of their wedding, proposal and engagement right from their childhood. So, as a man who loves her, getting the perfect engagement ring for her is mandatory. But most men are clueless when it comes to shopping and purchasing the right stuff. So, here’s a small list of tips to help these clueless men to amaze their girls with the best rings.

1. Decide your budget

There’s an unsaid rule which says that an engagement ring should cost around 2 months’ of the groom’s salary. Not all women expect this. Most women like men with no debts. The first step is choosing a budget that would help you buy a decent ring. Not everyone can afford expensive rings, so choose the best ring for your budget.

2. The 4 C’s

There are 4 C’s to consider when buying a diamond ring – Cut, Carat, Color and Clarity.
Making a wrong cut will lessen the sparkle and brilliance of your diamond. So, perfect cuts have to be ensured.
The most flawless color of a diamond is white, which is basically colorless. This is the most expensive and classified as high grades. There are also diamonds with subtle colors which can be chosen, depending on her taste.
When looked through magnifying lenses, diamonds tend to display some small clouds or feathers which are nature’s footprints. These are usually not visible to the naked eye and need not necessarily be seen as flaws.
Carat is the measure of the weight and size of your diamond. Engagement rings are usually either half a carat or one carat.

3. Choosing the right shape

Choosing the right shape is more important than the 4 C’s. Shapes can be round, oval, princess, marquise and heart shape. Check out all of these shapes before deciding the one that she will like.

4. Where to Buy

Get recommendations from friends or family on where to buy the ring. Make sure that the store has industry affiliation and good return policy. There are a number of renowned stores that offer reliable rings. Don’t just buy the ring in the cheapest store. You are spending so much money on this, might as well be on a good quality ring.

Alternatively, you can also purchase engagement rings from a wholesaler such as Diamonds For Less. Wholesalers often have a large selection of diamonds to choose from and are cheaper than traditional jewellery stores.

5. Picking the right ring

If you are unsure about the type of ring that she will like or confused by the number of options available at the store, the best idea is to take her out for ring shopping. But if you’re more into surprising her with the perfect ring, take clues from the jewelry she already possesses. Some girls like vintage, while others like classic pieces. Most women tend to have a particular style and once you have figured out her taste, shopping for the right ring becomes easier.

6. Get It Certified

If you purchase diamonds for one carat or more, a diamond-grading report is issued by gemological organizations. This adds value to the ring.

Shopping for the engagement ring might be difficult and stressful, but just remember that the smile and excitement on her face when she sees it will make all the hard work worth it. Happy Shopping!

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Places Where Wayfinding Technology Can Benefit The Users

Wayfinding has been around for a long time and it refers to the tools and processes used to help people finding their way from a starting point to their desired destination. It also helps in finding the detailed location or business information  about the facility which users are looking for. Wayfinding can also be termed as spatial problem solving. It aids in knowing where you are in a building, where your desired location is, and how to get there from your current location. A good wayfinding system gives strong indicators in order to guide the user from the current location to destination.

The old-school wayfinding includes printed signs, paper maps, directions and asking somebody. But hardcopy can be incomplete, out of date, and chances are the documented text or the signs are not detailed or indexed in a way that is easy for user to understand and there is always a chance that the people we ask don’t always know the answer. Wayfinding came into being with the introduction to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) / GPS which uses signals sent from the satellites to accurately guide the users and help them reach the destination with the help of mobile devices(smart phones). But In spite of GPS being enabled, we all spend way too much time being lost or not able to find the desired location in huge facilities like shopping malls, convention centers, airports, hotels, college campuses and many other locations. This is because in case of indoor locations, the signals coming from the satellites (Micro-waves) get scattered by roofs, walls and other restricting objects. Hence, indoor wayfinding has many applications and can be advantageous in many ways to the tech users.

An idle indoor wayfinding system should be interactive and planned properly including proper design considerations. Wayfinding systems can provide great benefits not only to the people using it but to many businesses. Campuses such as healthcare facilities are some of many places where wayfinding technologies can be utilized. These facilities are spread in humongous areas where finding a particular ward / room seems next to impossible without any help. In spite of directions painted on the walls, the whole system is pretty confusing. If we take elderly into consideration, it is pretty obvious that these facilities provide enormous amount of help to them. But, when the families or relatives try to visit them, they take a good amount of time to locate and reach to them. For example, JibeStream, offers indoor navigation for malls, hospitals, schools, and corporate buildings.

With the help of Wayfinding technology, locating a particular section inside a building / huge area becomes a piece of cake. Wayfinding enables them to reach the required room by providing extremely easy to follow directions. These UIs are designed to help especially visually impaired people or people having difficult time in reading textual instructions.

Another great sector where wayfinding technology is being used extensively is transportation. Places such as airports and heavily crowded public transportation facilities are tough to get used to. If you do not know where to reach at the right point of time, you may miss your valuable flight.

 

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Examples of how indoor navigation technology can benefit the end user


Indoor Mappng - Animation Prototype by Samuel Atmore

 

Travelling has never been easier. We make use of GPS to take us to places we’ve never visited before and it has finally become impossible for us to lose our way and stay lost. Technology has made sure that we can find our way back, in case we need to.

With the invention of the GPS, finding unknown destinations became easy. GPS was a book to all those people who had a bad sense of direction or people who just weren’t good with routes.

But what if you get lost inside a college? Isn’t it still difficult to locate stores in shopping malls or find the aisles in a store?

It’s not anymore. With the growth of indoor technology pioneered by giants like Google or smaller guys like JibeStream, our smartphones are going to become even more important in our daily lives.

 

Indoor mapping technology is an extension to the existing navigation feature that allows you to navigate through buildings. Smartphone users can now view floor plans and aisle details on their phones and finding the right department block in a huge college campus or the right shop in an enormous shopping mall has never been easier.

Indoor mapping is advantageous to a variety of people. From college students to patients in a hospital to retail shoppers, indoor mapping benefits everyone. People who visit a government building with many floors need not ask others for direction and trouble them, instead, one look at their smartphone will tell them where the department they are looking for is. There are also new apps emerging, which consider escalators, elevators and stairs and tell the user the shortest or most comfortable route to his destination within the building.

Indoor mapping is not only useful to customers, but also to the staff working in a building. Though these people may be well versed with the location of every shop or room in the building, it is still useful to navigate them in times of emergencies.

Some scenarios are as follows:

Indoor Navigation allows people to move through airports, shopping malls, hospitals, government buildings, etc easily. It has been successfully implemented in an airport in Flugfahen in Germany. Tourists and foreigners find it extremely easy and less stressful to find their way through the complex, maze-like structures of these buildings.

We rely on our smartphones for everything. Relying on them to navigate indoors or within a building seems like the next big thing to happen. Indoor navigation will revolutionize the way we move, just like how GPS did a few years ago.

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