A perennial silvery bush with a recognisable fragrance, lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, syn. L. Officinalis) has been omnipresent throughout human history. Cleopatra used its fragrance for seduction, Tutankhamun’s grave was decorated with fragrant lavender flowers and Charles IV had a habit of putting a lavender flower in his pillowcase for some good night’s sleep. And it wasn’t just royalty that enjoyed the benefits of this plant. The lavender herb was also used to treat the upset stomachs of Roman soldiers and even the wounds of soldiers in WW2.Read More
The roots of streetwear go back to the 1980s and 90s, including hip hop, graffiti, skate and surf. It involved the production and promotion of casual clothes such as T-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, sneakers, etc. These days one of the most popular pieces of clothing related to street culture is the men extended T shirt. It’s an ultimate addition to an urban, streetwear-inspired personal style.
We often compromise on comfort for style. Pain in our back and feet is an everyday issue because we wear uncomfortable shoes. Yes, high heels look professional and elegant, but are they really worth it? More and more companies are opting for causal business clothing, and there are many styles of flat shoes that are fit for professional environments.Read More
Ah, to be a teenager. The excitement, the turmoil, the drama, the need for individuality and expressing it in every way imaginable. It’s that time when you start caring about what you’re wearing, mixing and matching until everything is just perfect. The colourful kids fashion is no longer an option.
Ear conditions and infections are a common occurrence in many people. We’ve all experienced some kind of earache at some point. Usually, it goes away on its own but some more serious conditions can affect our quality of life. When the pain starts interfering with everyday activities, it’s time to do something about it. You can your doctor’s advice on medicine for ear pain if it’s intense or you can try some alternative ways to find relief.Read More
Whether for the purpose of losing weight or controlling sugar levels, more and more people are turning to the use of safer sugar alternatives. While stevia is perhaps the most popular one, there are any other tasty and affordable sweeteners you could try. One of them is the monk fruit concentrate.Read More
You have probably asked yourself many times what looks good on plus-size bodies? Being a plus size girl doesn’t mean that you should stick to only a few pieces of clothes. The fashion trends change, and now every brand and designer offers pieces suitably tailored to fit women of all shapes and sizes. Read More
If you have stubborn fat in some areas in your body, then you know how frustrating it can be to get rid of it. You try as hard as you can, and when not getting the wanted results you end up disappointed, with lack of motivation and your confidence shaken up. Been there, done that, so from personal experience all I can say is don’t give up just yet! Read More
Makeup has the power to make any woman look pretty and attractive. But mastering makeup isn’t exactly easy. For a more elegant and festive event, such as a wedding, you can put your trust into the hands of a professional makeup artist, but your everyday makeup look is your job. And often, women are confused about what products to use and how much makeup they should put on.Read More
Even though we usually associate them with our pets, the truth is that even humans can catch intestinal worms. In Australia, the most common type of intestinal worms is the threadworm. Also known as pinworms, threadworms are tiny white parasites that can populate the large intestine and lay eggs around the bottom. The presence of eggs around the bottom often causes an itch that can lead to scratching. Luckily, intestinal worms are relatively harmless and easily treated. Read More
As one of the most important proteins, collagen is responsible for various biological functions, from providing support in the connective tissue and muscle, to promoting skin elasticity, bone and joint health. Though our bodies produce collagen naturally, this production starts slowing down when we start ageing. This is one of the main reasons for the appearance of ageing signs, such as wrinkles, as it gets harder for the skin to get back into its shape.
What is Constipation?
Constipation is a condition where bowel movements occur less than normal or are extremely tough. It is considered that this condition can/will happen to anyone at some point in their life, and this can be associated with many factors. Firstly, constipation can be caused by an anatomical issue like a pelvic flow dysfunction, for example, but it can also be associated with endocrine or metabolic disorders. This could be pregnancy, diabetes, hypercalcemia, hypothyroidism, etc. On the other hand, constipation can also be associated with some neurologic disorders like Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis, or it could be associated with connective tissue disorders and eating disorders. Whatever the type of constipation, a lot of people decide to take aperients medication as to relieve the symptoms. Read More