Success Without Struggle”: Dont Break The Bank Getting Your Image Together}

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Success Without Struggle”: Dont Break the Bank Getting Your Image Together


Rowena List

Does the thought of updating/redoing or improving your image overwhelm you? Do go think youll have to sell your first born in order to pay for a new look? Here are some simple easy tips to improving your image.

Top 5 Step-By-Step Together Tips For Getting Your Image Together

Tip #1: Hair

Your crowning gloryyour hair. This is one of the quickest and most reasonable methods of updating or improving your look.

Be sure you have a hairdresser that you really respect and know. If you dont then start asking around. When you see someone with a simple, easy stylish hairdo, ask them who their hair dresser is. Women will travel a long way to go to a hairdresser they really trust.

Have a consultation first before they start to cut and colour.

Ask for a style to suit your current lifestyle. Simple, easy, fun but up to date.

Dont be afraid of something new. Thats what renewing your image is all about!

Hot Tip: If you dont like itit will always grow back.

Tip #2: Make-Up

Why is your face important? Well, you may not be looking at it all day, but others are. And no matter how much we say, it is whats inside that counts, it is human nature to take note of a persons face. So, put your best face on, every time you leave the house!

Set-up a complimentary, try-before-you-buy, skin care and makeup lesson. Mary Kay offers casual sessions, in a group or individually where you are shown which skin care products are best for you and how to apply cosmetics. You will also learn which colors are appropriate for you and which colors are in style now. You are sure to feel more confident about makeup after one or 2 lessons.

Keep in mind that you do not have to spend a lot of time and money to have a polished up-to-date look. At Getting It Together, our rule of thumb is that you do not leave home without lipstick and mascara on unless you are off to exercise class. These two cosmetic items could cost you less than $30. If you look at this over 3 months thats 35 a day!

Tip #3: Eyeglasses

Do you want to look distinguished, intelligent, funky or frumpy?

If you want to improve your image youll want to consider having the latest in eyewear. Glasses can make or break a look. This is part your image makeover that could be the most expensive. You may have to save for this one but it will be well worth it in the long run. Be sure your eyebrows are professionally shaped to suit your new look and to show off your eyes and glasses.

Hot Tip: To save money, figure out which frames you like by going to a retail store. Write down the name and model, then go online and search for online discount eyeglasses stores. The same designer brands can be purchased at a fraction of the regular price. This can also be done with contact lenses.

Tip #4: Clothes

Wardrobe is probably the biggest challenge people face in updating/redoing or improving image. The key is to start out small. Have a clearing the closet organizing session from Getting It Together or speaking with us about image.

You will want to start with clearing out the old clothes, the ones you do not wear and the ones that do not fit. Getting It Together will:

1. Speak with you in depth about what you want in your new wardrobe.

2. Show you how to mix and match what you already have.

3. Advise you on what to let go of.

4. Advise you on what you need to complete your new look.

5. Give you tips on where to shop for the look you want.

Be sure to only go clothes shopping with a trusted friend and go to a boutique or store you know and respect. We will even go shopping with you. You will save time and money in the long run. Never buy because of price. It is better to buy a few high quality items than many low quality mismatched items. And always be sure to have your lipstick on!

Tip #5: Accessories

Accessories are jewelry, purses, shoes and scarves. It is amazing how an accessory can really update a look.

Keep it simple.

Be sure your purse and shoes are in peak condition. This will finish off your look.

When in doubt leave it out.

Less is better when it comes to accessories.

Rowena List is a motivational speaker, CD author, writer, trainer and mentor in the fields of personal and business development. Her passion, energy and no-nonsense approach have made Rowena a favorite in the local media. She has appeared as a guest on City TVs Breakfast TV and has been featured in articles with The Vancouver Sun, Province, The Vancouver View Magazine, BC Business Magazine and The Burnaby News Leader. Rowena is the founder of Getting It Together

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Duke of Edinburgh leaves UK hospital following exploratory surgery

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Monday, June 17, 2013

The Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of the current British monarch, today departed from the London Clinic, located in the centre of the British capital, after eleven days. Prince Philip, who is aged 92, was hospitalised on June 6 to be given exploratory surgery on his abdomen.

According to the BBC, it was thought the Prince would remain in hospital for two weeks. The abdominal surgery was pre-planned, Buckingham Palace previously reported, although the reasons why this surgery was arranged have not been publicised.

The Duke of Edinburgh missed numerous royal occasions while he was in the private building, including the Trooping the Colour on June 15 to celebrate the Queen’s Official Birthday. As he was staying in the Clinic, over a thousand cards were sent to the Duke. Also, members of the British Royal Family, including Charles, Prince of Wales; Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry of Wales; and his wife, Elizabeth II, visited him.

A Buckingham Palace statement said the Duke was in “good condition and good spirits”, adding that he would take a two month time period to recover. “The Duke has expressed his thanks and appreciation to medical staff at the London Clinic and the many members of the public who have sent good wishes”, the statement added. ITV News Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart commented, “for a man of 92, who spent 11 nights in hospital, the Duke looked extraordinarily fit.”

Travel To Live Life To The Full

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The word travel always has to do with moving, or going from one place to another. It was Ulysses who said: ‘I cannot rest from travel: I will drink life to the lees.’ Those words capture how journeying inspires interest and zest in life. That is not true of all people because some are happiest staying in one place.

Migration is one big reason for trekking. Animals migrate in order to survive, following food sources as they become available. Human beings migrate usually because of social and political factors that force them to move. In such cases travel can be painful. People may walk, or travel on whatever comes to hand, clutching the few possessions that they can take with them. However, some travel deliberately to new countries in search of safer or more prosperous lives.

In big cities people move continuously, in and out and around, going about their work. The vast cities of the world, like Beijing, London and Paris depend upon movement. It is like the blood coursing through veins and when travellers stop the city seems to sleep. Millions of people leave home in darkness and return every day in darkness. Transport is the huge industry that enables all the movement that is the hum of city life.

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Many of the reasons for travel have been eliminated by communication technology. Emails and videos can replace the one-to-one communication and transmission of messages that used to entail travel. However, the numbers of travellers keep rising. Perhaps once it is in the blood people become like Ulysses who cannot rest from journeys.

In the business world globalization provides many reasons for inter-continental flights. So popular is business flying that there is now much demand for private jets which eliminate most of the discomforts of flying for those who can afford it. It could just be possible that journeys could be a way of getting away from the hum drum for a while but one would be hard put to find a business person who would agree with this.

Most business people are not in the higher echelons where they can take trips at company expense. Instead they are tied to work stations where they may dream about places like Bali or Thailand where they can lie beneath the sun and let sea breezes waft across their bodies.

One of the earliest pieces of English travel writing is ‘Canterbury Tales’ published around 1400 by Geoffrey Chaucer. Himself an enthusiastic traveller, Chaucer makes no bones about the fact that pilgrims, ostensibly going to Canterbury to worship, are actually on a fun trip and using the pilgrimage as an excuse to have some fun. That fun is in meeting new and interesting people.

Leisure travel still gives those same opportunities to experience new and interesting places. In a world that has become something like a global village people fly from one end to another and back again, happy to meet people from opposite ends of the earth. They find that the can appreciate differences and enjoy what they have in common.

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State of emergency declared in New York over H1N1 swine flu virus

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

According to US health officials, New York state governor David Paterson has declared a state of emergency in the state as a result of the H1N1 swine flu outbreak.

The Associated Press news agency reports that the six-page declaration was issued because at least 75 people have died of H1N1 related illnesses in New York since April. Three have died from H1N1 related illnesses just this past week. The declaration also says that human cases of the virus are on the rise.

Paterson says he issued the declaration because “a disaster has occurred throughout New York State, for which the affected local governments are unable to respond adequately.”

The declaration will allow health officials more access to the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu shot. It will also allow for an increase in the number of vaccine doses available in the state and will allow more health care facilities to administer the vaccine, including dentists and pharmacists. Schools with health centers will also be allowed to administer both vaccines.

Despite the declaration, officials stressed that there is no reason to worry. A spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Health, Claire Pospisil, said that “it [the declaration] helps us to be more prepared.”

The order came shortly after US president Barack Obama declared a national emergency last Saturday, a response to the spreading of the virus, which has now been circulated in 46 states.

BDSM as business: Interviews with Dominatrixes

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Whether the Civil War, World War II or the Iraq War, it can be challenging to face how conflict penetrates the psyche of a nation and surfaces in the nuances of life. There are thousands—if not millions—of individuals who indulge in fantasies others would deem perverse that have their nascence in some of the darkest moments of human history. It is possible someone you know pays a person to dress like a German Nazi to treat them like a “dirty Jew”, or to force them to pick cotton off the floor like a slave.

An S&M dungeon is a place where these individuals act out such taboos. Businesses that operate to meet their needs are often hidden, but they do exist and are typically legal. The clients want to remain confidential for fear of ostracism in their respective communities. As Sigmund Freud wrote, “Anyone who has violated a taboo becomes taboo himself because he possesses the dangerous quality of tempting others to follow his example.”

Last week Wikinews published the first in a two part series on the BDSM business: an interview with Bill & Rebecca, the owners of Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber. This week we publish the second part: an interview with three dungeon employees, Mistress Alex, Mistress Jada and Mistress Veronica. In their world, BDSM is a game, a harmless pursuit of roleplaying exercises that satiate the desires of the tabooed. These Dominatrixes are the kind of women men fantasize about, but they all look like they could be babysitting your children this Saturday night. Most likely, they will not be.

Mistress Alex has a distinctive sheen when David Shankbone walks into the room. Her moist skin cools quickly from the blow of the air conditioner she stands in front of. Just having finished an hour and a half session, she is dressed in a latex one-piece skirt and matching boots. Mistress Jada, a shapely Latina dressed in red, joins the conversation and remains throughout. When Alex needs to tend to a client, Mistress Veronica, who looks like she would be as comfortable teaching kindergarten as she would “tanning a man’s hide”, takes over for her.

The interview was neither sensational nor typical, but what you read may surprise, repulse, or even awaken feelings you never knew you had. Below is David Shankbone’s interview with three Dominatrixes.


  • 1 Starting out
  • 2 What they get asked to do
  • 3 The psychology of S&M
  • 4 Psychological challenges
  • 5 Psychology II
  • 6 Comfort levels in the sessions
  • 7 Advice for those who want to be a Mistress
  • 8 Strange requests
  • 9 What they discover in themselves
  • 10 Boundaries
  • 11 BDSM Culture
  • 12 Dating for Dominatrixes
  • 13 Related interviews
  • 14 Sources
  • 15 External links

Lib Dems launch manifesto

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

An exhausted Charles Kennedy returned to the election campaign to launch a twenty page Liberal Democrat manifesto targeted at disaffected Labour voters, promising a fairer tax system and withdrawal from Iraq.

Entitled The Real Alternative the manifesto pledges to reduce the lowest rate of income tax, but increase the rate on those earning over £100,000 to 50%. The party would also scrap the unpopular local council tax in favour of a new local income tax. The manifesto also promises to remove hidden “stealth taxes”.

Under this system the party claims the poorest 15 million (25%) of people in Britain would be better off, and the middle 50% would be paying no extra tax.

The manifesto promised to scrap the controversial university tuition fees, increase services for pensioners and add £100 a month to the state pension, and train 21,000 new primary school teachers and 10,000 new police. A Lib Dem government would make eye and dental checks free, and reduce the cost of prescription medicine.

The Liberal Democrats were the only one of the three largest parliamentary parties to have consistently voted against the Iraq war, and the manifesto has promised an exit strategy with a phased withdrawal of Britain’s 8,000 troops still in the country.

“We reject a foreign policy based on ‘my ally right or wrong’,” Kennedy said. “And we say that war should always be a last resort.”

Kennedy, who became a father on Tuesday, admitted he’d had little sleep before the manifesto launch, and stumbled while answering questions on the proposed tax system.

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Continuing Education Program in Nursing


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Today the nursing profession is an important element of every healthcare management system. Nevertheless, with the introduction of twin developments of better diagnostic techniques and changing social factors for healthcare delivery has pushed up new challenges to the nursing profession. This certainly implies that now merely having the theoretical or practical knowledge about the technical aspects of nursing is not sufficient for nurses. They must be able to demonstrate and perform leadership roles. The key elements of the emerging scenario clearly indicate that in a present situation the nurse must be capable of make and set up appropriate standards for evaluation and adopt cost-effective healthcare strategies. Thus, in order to respond effectively to the demands of change, continuing education programs in nursing has gained immense popularity over the last few years.

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In the past few years, continuing education programs in nursing has become one of the major nursing fields across the United States. They serve as a feasible mean of improving the nursing competence of the practitioner with the outcome of improved health care. The prime objective of continuing education program in nursing is to ensure that nurses remain up-to-date and competent in their professional practice. It is one of the few courses that allow nurses to sharpen professional competence, develop ethical principles of conduct and have the leadership qualities to adapt to changes in the society. Apart from all this, the program even let a nurse make further career advancement in nursing profession. It gives more credentials, which in-turn may help nurses increase their nursing salary. As per the recent study conducted by some of the leading industry experts, near about 80 percent of nurses when interviewed said their salaries increased by more than 15 percent after they decided to advance or continue their nursing education.

These days there are many nursing schools and universities offering online nursing continuing education programs and fulfilling the contact hour requirements for RNs, LVNs and LPNs. In fact, offering benefits like the convenience of completing the course on your own time and pace, online continuing nursing course is emerging as a better option. So, if you are looking to advance your nursing career and select online nursing continuing education program make sure that the course is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation or another professional body. In the United States, different states have different requirements, so ensure that the program you are taking actually meet the requirement for practicing as a nurse in your state. However, learning more about specific requirements in your state may further assist you in deciding the right continuing nursing education course.

Certainly, one cannot deny the fact that continuing education program in nursing is an excellent option for completing required courses to renew nursing credentials. Today there are many accredited nursing continuing courses available that is making it simpler for nurses to find the right classes for career advancement or credential renewal.

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News briefs:May 9, 2006

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The time is 13:30 (UTC) on May 9th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Bush announces food aid to Darfur, AU faces fund crisis
    • 1.2 Beckett: no plans for Iran
    • 1.3 Australian Budget for 2006-2007 released
    • 1.4 Tasmanian miners rescued
    • 1.5 Third Australian miner laid to rest
    • 1.6 Varanasi bombings suspect shot in Kashmir
  • 2 Closing statements

News briefs:July 9, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 9th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Passenger airplane crashes in Siberia
    • 1.2 India successfully test-fires Agni-III missile
    • 1.3 Communal tensions rise in Mumbai as Shiv Sainiks protest desecration of statue
    • 1.4 Belated New Jersey budget passes, ending most of the shutdown
    • 1.5 Tory leader to make ‘hoodie’ plea
    • 1.6 Indian royal family disinherits gay scion
    • 1.7 Missing French girls Emeline and Melissa found safe
    • 1.8 Elderly man’s mutilated body found in Wellington’s south coast, NZ
  • 2 Closing statements


England’s elderly face human rights breaches in home care system

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A report published today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) finds that, in many cases, England’s home care system breaches the human rights of the elderly it is supposed to serve. The Close to home: older people and human rights in home care report is the result of a twelve-month investigation into care generally provided by local authorities.

Approximately half of those receiving home care, plus friends and family, providing evidence to the inquiry were satisfied with the quality of care provided. However, the report stresses that there are “systemic problems” arising from “a failure to apply a human rights approach to home care provision”. The report asserts that it is generally not the fault of individuals providing care, but serious problems exist as local authorities seem unaware of their obligations under the Human Rights Act and fail to commission, procure, and monitor care accordingly.

The report says articles two, three and eight of the European Convention on Human Rights are frequently being breached. These, respectively, cover an individual’s right to life, protection from inhumane and degrading treatment, and respect for dignity and personal independence. Criticisms include that care is not provided in a common-sense manner, and funding of care for the elderly is at lower levels than for younger people with similar problems and needs.

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The EHRC’s investigation highlights a range of recurring complaints and attempts to identify the underlying causes; cost is repeatedly mentioned, with use of the private-sector leading to some local authorities offering a “one size fits all” service leaving many elderly feeling they are “a task to be undertaken” and have “little or no choice” as to help received, or when care workers visit. A failure to invest in care workers is noted, with significant responsibility and the wide range of skills required being rewarded with low pay and status; this, the report states, adversely impacts staff retention and, a high turnover of care workers can put the security of care recipients at-risk.

Within the wider investigation, a commissioned independent social report by The Arndale Centre conducted in-depth interviews with a cross-section of 40 elderly individuals receiving home care. As-stressed in the report, those selected were not on the basis of good, or bad, experiences with their – mainly local authority-provided – care. It highlights a widespread feeling amongst those interviewed that they are treated “like a number”, and that aspects of the care provided lead to, or fail to resolve, feelings of social isolation.

The Manchester-based Arndale Centre report concludes that, “[t]he general picture is of a wider home care system in which older people are not effectively involved: which they do not understand, and which does not often make the extra effort required to involve them in ways tailored to their state of health and other needs”.

nobody to talk [to] face to face. Nobody will knock on that door,[…] a life of isolation.

A recurring theme in the responses of those interviewed is the social isolation that their home care is not adequately addressing. One male interviewee in his seventies who previously used a scooter to get about said in his interview, “I haven’t been out of the house now for about four weeks. I daren’t. The last time I went out on the scooter I hit the kerb and it frightened the living daylights out of me.” Another, an 85-year-old woman who lives alone, expressed sadness at her inability to do normal things, “I would love to go to town to do some shopping. I haven’t been to town for about two years… Wander round the town and have a cup of tea… I’d love that.”

The social isolation many elderly experience was summed up neatly by another woman in her eighties in her interview: “When you go now, I will maybe not talk to anybody till tomorrow; maybe the whole of tomorrow nobody to talk [to]… face to face. Nobody will knock on that door, that is it, a life of isolation.”

The EHRC, having commissioned this report in the face of funding changes and reform of the care system, intends to press for legislative changes to ensure those receiving care at home are given the same protections under the Human Rights Act as those in residential care. In the conclusions of their report they offer to work with, and support, local authorities in understanding and delivering care that respects peoples’ rights and dignity; and, recommend better guidance as to the choices available to the elderly, and their families, be made available.