- Her marriage to rapper Jay Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records influenced her third album, I Am…
- Beyoncé took a pause from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; her fourth album 4 , was illustrious from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes.
- Her sixth album, Lemonade , was released in combination with a short film of the same name.
- A self-described “modern-day feminist”, her musical range is often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment.
- Her lively and highly choreographed on-stage performances have led many critics to consider her one of the most effective entertainers in contemporary popular music.
- The Recording Industry Association of America recognized her as the Top Certified Artist in America throughout the 2000s and received their Millennium Award in 2011. Time listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and 2014.
- Forbes magazine also listed her as the most influential female musician of 2015.
- Mathew is African-American, while Tina is of Louisiana Creole descent. She was raised in a Methodist household.
- When Beyoncé was eight, she and childhood friend Kelly Rowland met LaTavia Roberson while in a try-out for an all-girl entertainment group. After seeing the group, R&B producer Arne Frager brought them to his Northern California studio and positioned them in Star Search, the largest talent show on national TV at the time.
- In 1996, the girls began recording their debut album under an agreement with Sony Music, the Knowles family reunited, and shortly after, the group got a contract with Columbia Records.
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Have you ever looked at someone else’s hair and wished that your hair could look as good as theirs? Although you might not be able to get hair exactly like theirs, by taking the time to read the next article, you will get some great advice that will help bring out the best in your hair.
Go ahead and forget the old adage about brushing your hair 100 strokes a day. Over brushing can actually lead to hair loss, fracture of strands and increased oil production. Normal brushing of your hair once or twice daily is sufficient to keep it healthy and free of tangles and build-up.
Poor diet may be causing your hair to appear flat or dull. Lots of vitamin E, iron and omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for beautiful locks. Taking a daily multi-vitamin can help to ensure that you are getting proper amount of these nutrients.
Use a soft brush made out of animal hairs instead of plastic. Do not brush your hair when it is wet and always be gentle. You should start at the end of your hair and work your way up as you smoothly untangle all the knots. Make sure you take your time!
When washing your hair, you should start by rinsing it with water to get most of the impurities out. Then, gently rub the shampoo into your scalp and in the hair. Take your time and make sure all your hair is covered with shampoo. Rinse until all the shampoo is gone.
Try not to stay outside, in the frigid temperatures, for long periods of time during the brisk months of fall and winter. During cooler weather, the humidity in the air normally drops, which can dry out your hair. If you need to stay outdoors for a long time, make sure to wear a hat.
Natural animal hair brushes are the best choice when it comes to brushes for your hair. The bristles are softer and will flex more. The flexible brushes will cause less damage than using a brush that has stiff, plastic bristles on it. Be sure to choose one that also has smooth tips on it.
In order to have good hair you should live a in good physical shape lifestyle. Too much stress, smoking, non nutritious foods and lack of exercise all contribute to the damaging of your hair. So, to help you maintain good quality care and be able to manage it properly, avoid living an unhealthy lifestyle, instead choose to live healthy!
Wearing a swim cap when swimming may make you feel silly, but it is going to play a big role in how healthy your hair is. If you swim on a regular basis, you must be sure to wear the swim cap. The chlorine will damage your hair more than you could think.
Every person has a slightly different hair type. So even though you might not be able to get the exact hair that you want, you can certainly have beautiful looking hair. By listening to the advice that was given to you, you will be sure to make your hair look at its best.
Remember that it can’t grow overnight.
Unless your scalp unleashes new strands like a Chia Pet, gaining new length is going to take time. Hair typically only grows about a quarter of an inch — to a half an inch max — a month. And that’s only if it is super-healthy and doesn’t have a ton of split ends. The bottom line: practice patience.
Ironically, a scissor is your friend.
Although getting regular trims to snip splits won’t make your hair actually grow faster, it will keep tips looking healthy and prevent splits from working their way up strands, requiring you to chop hair off more often. If you wait so long that splits are causing your hair to break off high up on the strand, your hair will actually be shorter than if you get consistent trims, asking your stylist to take around just an eighth of an inch off every 10 to 12 weeks to prevent extreme split ends before they start.
Use conditioner every time you shampoo.
If your hair is wet, that means you have to condition it. Over time, from coloring and heat styling, strands start to get thinner at the bottom. Conditioner helps replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft, as well as seal the cuticle to help prevent more damage from happening so that you can get your hair to grow longer and look healthier.
And don’t shampoo every time you shower.
It’s shocking to me how many women skip conditioner when showering, which is the worst thing you can do for your hair — especially when you’re trying to grow it long — and it’s actually shampoo that you should be skipping as much as possible. Here’s why: The purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and product buildup, but it can also take essential natural oils that keep strands soft and healthy along with it. When you really do need shampoo, be gentler on your hair by only lathering up at your scalp and then simply letting the suds slide down strands, hitting the rest of the hair as the water rinses it away.
Apply an oil or mask treatment weekly.
Because hair that touches your shoulders or beyond can be several years old and most likely needs more TLC than normal conditioner. Using moisture-based masks and oils weekly. I make a natural oil treatment and give it to all of my clients to use pre-shampoo. (Easy recipe: 1 cup of unrefined coconut oil mixed with 1 tablespoon each of almond, macadamia and jojoba oil.) Because oils can leave a residue on hair, he says to apply it to damp hair, leave it on for 10 minutes, then shampoo and condition like normal. These oils are able to fill strands up with fatty acids and then, when rinsed out, using regular shampoo helps seal them inside hair.
Consider trying hair-boosting supplements.
Your body requires many vital nutrients to create new hair, from ample protein to a slew of essential minerals. So take a look at your diet — because while eating a balanced diet helps, you may not be getting the proper amount of all the hair-building nutrients needed to create healthy hair that can grow super-long and withstand damage. I take Viviscal Extra Strength and biotin tablets every day and tell my clients to do so as well — especially if they want to grow their hair and make it healthier as soon as it comes out of the follicle. Before starting to take supplements, it’s best to check in with your doctor to make sure not only that you take the right amounts and that they won’t interact with any medications you’re currently taking.
Brush your hair like it’s spun from gold.
Constant brushing can cause physical harm to your hair. When you detangle wet hair, be sure to start from the bottom and work your way up — we often instinctually go from the scalp down but that just brings small tangles into one large knot and can cause you to lose a lot of hair. Reaching for the Sheila Stotts Natural Boar Bristle Brush, as boar bristle brushes are good at distributing your scalp’s natural oils down your hair and being extra-gentle on strands too.
Ditch your cotton pillowcase.
It is recommended switching to a sateen fabric such as Calvin Klein Sateen White Sheeting because it has a softer surface that won’t cause friction the way that regularly woven cotton does with your hair, so you’ll wake up with fewer tangles.
Never, ever wrap your hair in a massive towel again.
What could be so bad about putting hair in your super soft bath towel? A lot. It causes so much breakage. Your hair gets caught in all the woven fibers and since most women almost always wrap it too tight around their face, all those tiny, fragile strands around your face are more prone to break. Opt for the super-thin and soft microfiber hair towels instead (like Aquis microfiber hair towel), which are totally OK to wrap into a turban.
Switch up your pony placement.
It’s an easy move that can help maintain the integrity of your strands wherever you tend to secure your ponytail all the time, which means they’ll continue to grow out strong and damage-free.
Do a cold-water rinse at the end of each shower.
This really does help to grow hair and keep long hair healthy for longer. Cold water lays down the outer layer of hair more smoothly, which helps prevent moisture loss, snags and heat damage — you only need to do it for a few seconds, but this one extra step over time can make a huge difference.
Why, the Christmas tree is only the centerpiece of your living room – nay, house – during the merry season and most likely the most important decorating occasion of the year.
Don’t forget to check out our favorite baubles to add the finishing touches to your perfect tree, as well as our new ideas for alternative trees, which are perfect for even the smallest of spaces. From the most traditional to the slightly unusual, we have all the ideas you are going to need…
Depending on which half of the world you’re in as you read this, fall has arrived, ushering in shorter, cooler days. Coats are slowly claiming the closet space again, as have knee-high boots.
Plants are getting ready for the season too. My chrysanthemum is throwing out flowers with abandon, and the cherry tree next to her is slowly balding. Just as I was taking all of this in, my neighbor said, “I love me a warm soup on a gray day like this!” That gave me a nudge to ask my inner muse what would make her happy on a wintry day. This is what I heard:
“It’s gotta be spices. Delicious foods that love us back are always in season. Right? If you’re looking for ingredients that will perk you up and flavor your cooking with minimal effort, cozily protecting you from the common cool-weather blues—it’s got to be spices.”
I’ve profiled seven of the most-loved warming spices to get you started with your own happiness kit for the cooler days ahead. Pick what agrees with your muse:
One of the most expensive spices after saffron and vanilla, cardamom can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It’s a pod with seeds inside, which are crushed or even ground in a mortar and pestle before using. This is a wonderful spice to wake up your senses and prep you on a groggy day.
It would make a lovely addition to chai or your morning oatmeal.
Aroma: Hints of eucalyptus, sweet, strong, and heady.
Taste: Somewhat lemony, bursting with camphor-like flavor, pleasantly warming and leaves you feeling fresh.
It is one of the most exquisite of spices both in its looks and aroma. It comes in shades of gorgeous red and yellow-orange. The former is the higher quality, and yellow ones are the second grade.
You need only one to five threads of saffron per cup of base, whatever yours may be. If you use it in milk, it needs to be warmed, and then add your saffron to color and flavor it. Its taste is so beautifully elevating that saffron milk is ritually served to newlywed couples in India.
Aroma: Very exotic, floral, somewhat sweet-smelling.
Taste: Fine as in delicate, mildly bitter, and pleasantly warming.
Cumin is a seed from the very delicately beautiful cumin plant, and it belongs to the parsley family. (Don’t confuse it with black cumin, which is actually another name for nigella seeds and not a member of the curcumin family.)
For every one cup of cooked grains, adding a teaspoon of cumin can make a world of difference.
Aroma: Warm, richly spicy, may remind you of thyme.
Taste: Nutty, slightly pungent, with a hint of earthiness.
One of the most familiar of spices after black pepper is probably cinnamon. In other places like India, Latin America, and Middle Eastern countries, it’s mostly favored in savory dishes.
It’s important to note the difference between “true cinnamon” (cinnamomum verum) and “cassia cinnamon” (cinnamomum cassia). Cassia is the sweeter, cheaper version of the two and widely available in the United States. Please note, one is not necessarily better! It’s best not to use more than ½ teaspoon for 1 serving.
Look for Ceylon cinnamon for the cinnamon taken from the inner bark of the tree.
Though the easiest way to include cinnamon may be in a warm drink, I’d also encourage you to try throwing in a small piece of a cinnamon stick when you saute your onions or veggies for any savory dish.
Aroma: Sweet and woody, with some hints of clove.
Taste: Warm, delicately spicy, and jibes fabulously with other spices or ingredients without sticking out.
Clove and orange pomander-making is one of the many delights of a holiday season.
Prized for its precious medicinal qualities, wars were fought during the 1600s to protect clove trees from the curious eyes of the world.
The fragrant clove comes in handy with desserts and savory preparations alike, even though it’s hot in taste. In a dish, be sure to use the smallest amount required as it tends to be loud. Once the dish is made, you will want to remove the clove if you’ve used it whole.
The best tip to use cloves? Pair it with cinnamon. The complex flavors of the two blending in a dish is amazing.
Aroma: Strong camphor-like, warm, suggesting its potent heat-spiking abilities.
Taste: Instant numbing sensation followed by hot peppery taste.
This is very likely the most researched of spices, and it’s extremely potent even in tiny culinary quantities.
To get the most benefits out of this spice, try using raw grated turmeric in dishes and generally cooking more with it (even the powdered kind).
Aroma: Fresh turmeric will likely remind you of ginger, whereas dried turmeric is beautifully earthy and woody at once.
Taste: The fresh turmeric has a gingery bite with hints of lemon, and the dried is bitter with a mild pungent note.
Did you know that pepper was once prized for its aphrodisiac properties? It was even used in perfumes. Black pepper (not to be confused with Szechuan or pink pepper, which are from different families) increases the bioavailability of many spices, including turmeric.
Aroma: Warm, fruitlike lemony pungent notes.
Taste: Sharp bite and gives a hot sensation on the tongue right away.
General guidelines for buying spices
Buy small quantities of the best-quality spices. Picking up larger quantities or looking for cheaper versions is not an economical thing to do when it comes to spices.
Always buy whole spices and process them as you need. Powdered ones do not keep well over long periods of time.
Travelers nowadays expect more than simply comfort and convenience. An increasing number of travelers prefer to be “surprised” — positively, needless to say.
When planning trips, they seek properties that are noticeably different in look and feel from branded hotels. Although many travelers claim to seek lodging facilities that coincide with the traditional hotel concept, boutique hotels are becoming more and more of a social manipulation: those who do not stay in boutique hotels are categorized as unfashionable and un-hip.
Boutique hotels are believed to have been invented in the early 1980s. Two of the first boutique hotels in the world opened their doors to the public in 1981: The Blakes Hotel in South Kensington, London (designed by celebrity stylist Anouska Hempel) and the Bedford in Union Square, San Francisco (the first in a series of 34 boutique hotels currently operated under the flag of one of the most eminent players in the boutique hotel world today, the Kimpton Group). In 1984, Ian Schrager opened his first boutique hotel in Murray Hill in New York City: the Morgans Hotel, designed by French stylist Andrée Putnam.
Most guests stay in boutique hotels because it is fashionable to do so, not because of the facilities the hotels offer. In this regard, boutique hotels are being marketed in a manner that is similar to many other goods, where the experience and the image are sold, rather than the product itself.
But who can say No to the luxury?! We present you “Top 10 Boutique Hotels in the World”.
Ice cream’s origins are known to reach back as far as the second century B.C., although no specific date of origin nor inventor has been undisputably credited with its discovery. We know that Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. Biblical references also show that King Solomon was fond of iced drinks during harvesting. During the Roman Empire, Nero Claudius Caesar (A.D. 54-86) frequently sent runners into the mountains for snow, which was then flavored with fruits and juices.
Over a thousand years later, Marco Polo returned to Italy from the Far East with a recipe that closely resembled what is now called sherbet. Historians estimate that this recipe evolved into ice cream sometime in the 16th century. England seems to have discovered ice cream at the same time, or perhaps even earlier than the Italians. “Cream Ice,” as it was called, appeared regularly at the table of Charles I during the 17th century. France was introduced to similar frozen desserts in 1553 by the Italian Catherine de Medici when she became the wife of Henry II of France. It wasn’t until 1660 that ice cream was made available to the general public. The Sicilian Procopio introduced a recipe blending milk, cream, butter and eggs at Café Procope, the first café in Paris.
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When someone hurts you, your first reaction is to take revenge. You think that causing same pain to the person will make you feel better.
Maybe it feels right for the instant but believe me you will repent on your action later. Just let karma hit back at them.
You will feel better after watching this Instant Karma in action.