January 26, 2010 at 21:55 (Health/Santé, Oddities and Crazy)
Tags: Sarah Palin
In a Facebook message to her followers, Sarah Palin wrote today that Women’s Rights groups, such as NOW ”call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals of women that lead to young women’s diminished self-esteem and acceptance of roles as mere sexed-up objects”.
However, she is criticizing their protest of CBS airing a pro-life ad for the upcoming Super Bowl game. It apparently will feature Mrs. Tebow, mother of Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow talking about her decision to give Tim life despite ‘‘less than ideal circumstances”. Sarah supports the commercial as it praises the ”sanctity of life and the beautiful potential within every innocent child”.
Sarah says that NOW is looking at pro-life backwards because ”women should be reminded that they are strong enough and smart enough to make decisions that allow for career and educational opportunities while still giving their babies a chance at life.”
She also goes onto say that pro-abortion rights group disagreed with her daughter Bristol’s decision to have her baby and her recent abstinence message.
To be honest, Bristol was 17 years old when she had her child. She has no education other than a high school diploma, which in this day and age is not enough to survive in the real world nor do we think she will have the time for a career or education in the near future.
Maybe the pro-abortion groups were looking at the fact that there are statistically poorer ”life outcomes” for children born to teenage moms. We have to say that we agree with NOW in that it seems ridiculous CBS is allowing an ad with a controversial subject matter during a time in which all Americans will be watching.
True, pro-life is as much a choice as abortion but whether you keep a child or not is not the issue.
It’s about being realistic. The highest teenage pregnancy rates are in the US and UK. Who can live in a Sarah Palin-painted world? Bristol is lucky to have had a mother like her but getting pregnant as a teen shouldn’t be something young women strive for. We wouldn’t imagine many want to either. Also, sometimes there isn’t anyone else.
Women can come through as powerful and independent having raised a child on their own as a teen but it is rare and difficult to do.
January 21, 2010 at 00:21 (Baubles & Trinkets, Health/Santé, Innovative Ideas, Inspiration)
10-year-old Meghan Ward was driven to get the anti-smoking message out because of her Grandmother’s smoking related death. She would save her pocket money to have prototypes made in China for her final product, a key chain where tar is pushed side-to-side inside lungs. Anti-smoking execs caught wind of the idea and inked a deal for 25, 000 of Meghan’s keyrings. They call it clever and ingenious and it really is!
Click here to watch the video
January 20, 2010 at 21:59 (Baubles & Trinkets, Charitable Acts, Health/Santé)
They are so cute and cotton! And at $19.95 they are worth every penny!
This is called the Brazilian Wrapped Stone Necklace also for $19.95 with geode and silver.
Rosy Radiance Sterling Earrings & Necklace Set for $29.95. This time jewelry with pearl, crystal, & sterling silver.
They even have Brazilian Nut Oil!
January 19, 2010 at 20:03 (Health/Santé)
The man who died from watching Avatar was said to have had a long history with high blood pressure and the ”over-excitement from watching the movie triggered his symptoms,” something an ER doctor told the Associated Foreign Press.
If you are wondering what high blood pressure is its how hard your blood is pushing against the inside of your arteries. If the pressure is too great, there is high blood pressure, or hypertension.
There are a multitude of factors that can contribute to hypertension, some to watch for are:
* age (blood pressure usually increases with age)
* excessive alcohol consumption
* lack of exercise
* sleep apnea
So hopefully, you don’t away from this thinking Avatar Kills! because it doesn’t. High blood pressure+Avatar = Might
*Note: Something that has been said is that Avatar can cause Nausea*
January 19, 2010 at 00:11 (Bollywood, Health/Santé, India, Inspiration, Lady Power!, Picture In a Magazine)
January 2010 Issue of Vogue India with Sonam Kapoor who reportedly once weighed 198 pounds (90kg). She is now about 136 pounds (60kg). Something important to note about weight is that it isn’t the weight you should be concentrating on but rather what is healthy for your height and the less than 80cm around the waist rule. Sonam Kapoor, a Bollywood actress, is 5,9. Though the amount of weight she has lost is remarkable, we have to wonder if now she is slightly underweight, due to her height.
Here were some of her words of food wisdom, which we all agree with.
1. Don’t eat that samosa. (you know what she means! Junk food)
2. Eat small meals, every two hours, instead of three big meals.
3. Stay away from refined foods. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and lean meats.
5. Cut down on caffeine and drink more water. Green tea has the caffeine you need, so switch from coffee.
6. Accept that there can be no excuse for straying from your regime.
7. Put on music and dance.
8. Recognise that there is no easy way.
9. Don’t be a lazy bum. You only need six hours of sleep. Get up and get moving.
10. Never be unhappy with who you are, but do see where there may be room for improvement.
January 18, 2010 at 21:00 (A Bitter Truth, Health/Santé, TV News)
Stop this crine shine Jamie, cheer up and get back on that horse. Television chef, Jamie Oliver has gone and done an odd but challenging thing for his new series Jamie Oliver Food Revolution. He’s gone to America’s “fattest city”, Huntington, West Virginia, where most are fat (or the politically correct term obese but seriously, a spade is a spade) and happy! We say happy because they just aren’t following any of Jamie’s healthy advice.
Sobs Jamie, “They don’t understand me. They don’t know why I’m here.” While a source revealed, “His tears was the lowest we’ve ever seen Jamie. He is normally so upbeat but the scale of this challenge got to him. Everywhere he turned, he was face with obstacles. People were outwardly hostile to some of the ideas he put forward. He felt so alone and thought at times of packing the whole thing in.”
He even went to a school where he asked school children to identify fruits and vegetables, disappointedly discovering they didn’t know the difference between potatoes and tomatoes.
How do children not know the difference between a potato and a tomato? They’re not even the same colour!! Those parents should be ashamed of themselves!
Sadly, we think they might be better left with a McFun cart than healthy alternatives but “help those who cannot help themselves” or is it “you can’t help those who can’t help themselves”?
January 17, 2010 at 17:05 (Advertisement Intrigue, Couture & Controversy, Health/Santé)
In 2010, The Cool Hunter will launch Access Agency, which will specialize ”in helping brands and businesses see the world differently. [It will] add substantial value by creating customized experiences that change the consumers’ thinking in some way.” They hope to do this by way of introducing McFancy, a sophisticated kind of McDonald’s for the Fashion Weeks in London, New York, Paris, Milan, Sydney and Hong Kong. It will be ”part art installation” and part restaurant with fashionable brand-name packaging, waiters in tuxedos, silver service & private dining areas.
In contrast, a mobile McFun or McMobile is also in the works. Like an ice-cream truck but with McDonald’s on it. This is meant to cater to crowds at large sporting events, concerts, street festivals and any other events. Music, mascots, staff and crowd interactions among other ideas have been flying around as well as the idea to transform the singular cart into a sort of McTrain (they call it fun train) with various components of a meal depicted in each car.
Sounds like a lot of McTrouble in your McArteries!
January 17, 2010 at 02:05 (Health/Santé, Oddities and Crazy)
A whole new meaning to drink up! According to a study, not even a study, Common Knowledge! people from Scotland drink 46 bottles of vodka for some drunken delights (but truthfully, NHS Health Scotland determined this by looking at industry sales data.)
From 2005-2009, alcohol sales averaged 12.2 litres per person over the age of 18, the same as 537 pints or 130 bottles of wine per person. Goodbye liver!
The Scottish government’s solution? Raise the minimum price on alcohol
“Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said it was time for critics of minimum pricing to “wake up” to the scale of Scotland’s drink problem. As “all the evidence tells us that the big rise in Scottish alcohol consumption in recent decades is closely linked with the 70% drop in alcohol’s relative cost. As a consequence, our country now faces an unprecedented burden from alcohol-related health problems, crime and lost economic productivity, which runs into billions and which we are all paying for. Currently there is nothing to stop supermarkets selling alcohol more cheaply than bottled water and that’s why it’s possible to exceed the weekly drinking guidelines for a man for less than £3.50.”
Since Scottish do tend to go over the prescribed amount of alcohol, this is a clogged liver and heart attack waiting for a time and place to happen.
Maybe they haven’t heard of this yet though it’s just as bad. Addiction is addiction baby
January 16, 2010 at 19:28 (Beauty, Health/Santé, Hollywood, Self)
We try not to talk about individuals who don’t illustrate what we envision as ‘positive role ideals’ for women’s self-esteem and self-image, issues that are very important to us. However, now and again there are those who surprise us, for example Jessica Simpson who in a surprising turn of events went off into the sunset and around the world to explore the definition of beauty as her weight gain became a point of interest for the media.
She left with friends Ken Paves and CaCee Cobb and met everyday women to understand views, traditions and practices of beauty in their countries. They travelled to Japan, Thailand, France, Brazil, Uganda, Morocco and India to examine these. Their journey will begin airing March 15 at 10pm in a VH1’s series called “The Price of Beauty.”
Jessica says, “Outward beauty is an easy thing to become obsessed with in our society, I haven’t always had an inner confidence. I haven’t always looked at my reflection and loved it, because there was always something I wanted to fix, because someone always looked better. This journey was about finding something that was beautiful inside of me and knowing that I own it. And it’s unique and rare.”
However, she did cite Paris as the most intimidating place to be as ”[she] had to walk a runway with all of these tall, skinny models.” The experience seems to have been quite scarring as she says “I almost puked, I was so nervous to walk out there and be judged, especially standing next to people who eat just salad.”
Interesting Jessica, most French women we know and we know A LOT love le food and cheese (for an odd but understandable reason). Models though…probably. Despite that little statement, we think this kinda inspiring even if it is coming from the person who said, ”is chicken salad tuna, tuna? or chicken?”
January 16, 2010 at 14:49 (Colour Me Beautiful, Health/Santé, Maverick Femme)
Women from different backgrounds all of heights, colours and healthy sizes.
We love it better than magazines, don’t you?
January 14, 2010 at 22:05 (Canada, Health/Santé, Tragic Times)
Claude Béchard, 40, Agriculture Minister for Quebec is in hospital fighting pancreatic cancer for a second time following the discover of a benign growth in his intestines during his hernia surgery performed last week.
They are currently contemplating if radiation therapy or chemotherapy will be needed but Béchard is reportedly in ”good spirit” though he will stay in hospital for 10 days.
On Wednesday, Premier Jean Charest visited Béchard expressing that “his morale as usual is great” and that “[he is] a man of very strong character and he is going to fight to become healthy. He has indicated to me that he is going to want to return to work, which is good news.”
What a trooper! Resilent, unfazed and ready to move on.
January 14, 2010 at 19:38 (Advertisement Intrigue, Health/Santé, Très Adorable)
Tags: Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn and her precious twins Dolly and Charlie are among the latest photographed for the Got Milk advertising campaign.