I’m not much of a gym-goer. I find the atmosphere in a gym quite oppressive and there is an element of competition as well, for if you aren’t truly as fit as some of the other people you see, its easy to get demoralized. And there is also the men factor. Some women don’t feel nice trying to exercise with men checking them out at every opportunity.
Please note this information was accurate as at February 2008. Things might have changed by the time you read this. If it matters to you please check other sites for information. Comments are closed for now.
Animal testing in cosmetics is a huge and controversial topic that I do not intend to get into but I can’t help but notice that there are many people who want to know which companies test on animals and which companies do not test on animals.
Here are 2 online sources where you can find a list of companies that test and do not test on animals. (Animal Testing and Caring Consumer) They are by no means comprehensive as new companies appear every day and company policies do change from time to time.
As a sampling, here’s a list of companies that do not test on animals as at the date of writing (2008):
- Bare Escentuals
- Beiersdorf Inc – Nivea, Eucerin, La Prairie
- Bobbi Brown
- Burts Bees
- Christian Dior
- Crabtree & Evelyn
- La Mer
- MAC Cosmetics
- Smashbox Cosmetics
- The Body Shop
This is by no means an endorsement nor critique but if it matters to you then I hope the information is of use.
When I started my site, my target readers were women because I’m a woman and I know that I would identify best with women from all over the world. And because I’m a woman, I know how important health is to a woman. For those with families, more often than not it is the woman of the house who keeps the household ticking away like clockwork, keeping the house clean and tidy and putting hot Campbell’s soup on the table for her kids. Just think of the times you or your mom fell ill or was away. Life just doesn’t seem the same does it?
Heart Disease is the #1 killer of men and women but it can be prevented. The American Heart Association has come out with a Go Red for Women movement to provide women with the knowledge and tools to take action to protect their health.
Campbells (yes the soup and food and beverage company) has teamed up with Toni Braxton the singer, to highlight the awareness of heart disease to the American public. Did you know that Toni Braxton was diagnosed with heart disease yet she is a survivor who lives a full life? I didn’t but now I do. To raise funds for the American Heart Association, designer Jean Perry has designed 3 dresses which Toni Braxton will wear to the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards to kick off American Heart Month (February). You get to vote on which dress gets worn and for each vote received, Campbells will donate $1 to the fund. Just click on the image below to proceed.
So, have you adDress-ed your heart?
Other than the importance of using sunscreen, another thing I learnt in 2007 was the importance of wearing sunglasses. I used to think that sunglasses were merely a fashion accessory designed to help you look “cool”. However, I soon learnt that sunglasses were actually, a necessity for the health of your eyes.
Just like how we apply sunscreen on our face and body to protect our skin from the damaging UV rays of the sun, sunglasses perform the same function by shielding and protecting our eyes. The eye membrane is very thin and unfiltered UV rays can cause damage to the eyes in the form of cataracts.