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The Psychological Price Ashton Kutcher Pays As An Entrepreneur

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Building a company is hard work, and rightly, entrepreneurs are lauded for their achievements. From John D. Rockefeller, to Jeff Bezos, the great entrepreneurs have formed a central part of the mythology of American life. Entrepreneurs are  praised for their vision, determination and willingness to take risks which other people would shun. Yet, few of these odes to entrepreneurship have spoken about the great toll that entrepreneurship takes on the entrepreneur. The sacrifices that entrepreneurs make are glamourized, from the long working hours, the time apart from family, the necessity to live up to the expectations of investors and users, to the looming spectre of fear. The pressures of entrepreneurship can turn the most optimistic of people into the poster child of chronic depression. Added to this, the founder is under the most unhealthy of expectations to always play the role of chief optimist, transmitting unwavering strength, confidence and optimism to employees, investors, and clients, regardless of the circumstances. The pressure to hide difficulties is immense. As Sam Altman observed, such is the pressure to succeed, if a founder is asked how their startup is doing, they invariably respond, “Great!”, even when that is far from the case. The entrepreneur as Great Visionary Leader cannot be seen to be weak.

The suicides of tech entrepreneurs, Aaron Swartz and Jody Sherman were a reminder that for many entrepreneurs, depression is an unwanted part of their lives. Entrepreneurs typically do not discuss depression and mental health issues, because the industry is largely in thrall to the idea of “picking yourself up by your bootstraps”, so mental health issues tend to be treated as signs of weakness, of a lack of the right stuff for entrepreneurship. The cult of the workaholic, bulletproof entrepreneur tends to squeeze out of entrepreneurs the very things that they need to remain sane and balanced. Entrepreneurs are expected to be on-call 24/7, to sleep short hours, wake up very early, be constantly plugged into the news, travel frequently as well as doing a host of things that have a negative impact on mental health. Heroism is expected, even when entrepreneurs fail. The failed business idea for Creative Cabinets and Fine Finishes must be met with unflinching stoicism and a romantic turn-around story. There is no space for depression or mental health issues. Entrepreneurship, we are told, is about pushing yourself to the limits of your emotional and physical capacity; it’s about being unbalanced in ways that are supposed to be good.

Yet, this notion of entrepreneurship is not simply toxic, it is detrimental to actual business results. Entrepreneurs need to tackle the conditions through which depression and broader mental issues arise, if they are to stay or become mentally healthy and also achieve better business results.

Increasingly, entrepreneurs are speaking out about the mental health issues endemic in entrepreneurship, including Rescue One Financial CEO Bradley Smith; Google Glass marketing manager Amanda Rosenberg; Cheezburger Networks founder, Ben Huh, who wrote a blog post entitled, “When Death Feels Like A Good Option; Seth Rosen, co-founder of CustomMade; Sean Percival, currently a venture partner at 500 Startups; and Zak Homuth of Upverter.

Entrepreneurs need to realize that though they may be vulnerable, they are not weak, and be willing to tackle depression and other mental health issues that arise from extreme stress. It starts by understanding the symptoms of depression and being willing to acknowledge that you need help.

Entrepreneurs wear many hats and each hat weighs upon the entrepreneur. They must somehow live up to the expectations and needs of their families, employees, customers, their investors, and their customers, and often they feel a deep responsibility to keep all their constituents happy, even though the interests may be opposed. For example, the demands of investors for an entrepreneur’s time and commitment clash with those of that entrepreneur’s family to be a presence in their lives. The many directions that entrepreneurs are pulled leads them into feeling isolated and alone, even when they have a cofounder. That leaves a lot of living under conditions that make them susceptible to depression.

Entrepreneurship in and of itself is a high risk endeavour. Research shows that 70-80% of businesses fail within the first 5 years of their existence. Failure goes alongside being an entrepreneur. Often, business is made to seem to exist beyond life and death, and failure is treated as an existential, psychological question. Shame haunts the struggling entrepreneur.

Finding peers whose response to questions about their businesses are honest and realistic and who are not committed to displaying an image of absurd level of success, is hard, but necessary.

Bradley Smith, the extremely successful entrepreneur and CEO of financial services firm, Rescue One Financial, is, at face value, the very symbol of entrepreneurial success. Rescue One Financial had revenues of nearly $32 million last year, having grown 1,400 percent over the last three years. These are sensational numbers for any business. Yet, as Smith will openly admit, he was on the brink of failure and mental collapse just five years ago. In 2008, Smith logged in the long hours that entrepreneurs are supposed to, counselling his clients on how to get out of debt. He was calm and persuasive, but behind the veneer lay the very fears that his clients had. Smith, like his clients, was in debt and his position was getting worse. The irony is that Smith had worsened his position by starting a debt settlement company. Often, he had higher debt levels than the clients he was advising.

Smith had maxed out a line of credit worth $60,000 and cashed in his 401(k). He had even sold a Rolex he had bought himself to celebrate an earlier success as a stockbroker. FInally, he had gone to his father for $10,000, having been reared on puritan principles of wise investing and prudential management of money. His father loaned him the money, at 5% interest.

When he and his wife found out they were expecting a child, his anxiety levels went up even higher. He would wake up at 4am, staring at the ceiling, riddled with angst, desperately searching for solutions to turn his company to profitability. 8 months later, his company finally became profitable. This is not, however, a lesson in how living on the edge of a nervous breakdown for long enough will reap rewards, but a lesson in how often even the most successful entrepreneurs harbour secret fears and a past of failures, and how many of them have been on the verge of nervous breakdowns.

Entrepreneurs cannot bank on success at the end of struggle. Depression and other mental health issues are rife within the entrepreneurs’ community. Yet, when it comes to suicide, the biggest indicator that something is seriously wrong is, however, not just a feeling of depression, or feelings of depression (what in psychology is known as “suicidal ideation”) but the feeling of being trapped. This is because when people feel trapped, they are more likely to seek suicide as a solution. Mental health is not just a question of psychology, self-care, spending more time in the bedroom getting much needed rest, and mental health strategies, it is also a question of culture, business models and structures. A business that can only exist at the expense of its founders’ mental health, is a business whose model needs reform.

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39 Celebrities Who Smoke

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While we all know how bad smoking is for our health, most people still choose to continue anyway. Not only does smoking damage one’s lungs and airways, but it can cause some fatal and serious health conditions like pneumonia, emphysema, and lung cancer. Regardless of the dangers of smoking, many people including celebrities smoke daily or just socially. When it comes to smoking, not even Hollywood’s biggest names cannot be excluded. Many Hollywood celebrities are addicted to the habit of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaporizers. These celebrities can smoke carton of cigarettes without any guilt because of their addictions. If you want to know more about celebrity smoking, you have come to the right place.

Why do celebrities smoke?

Pictures of celebrities smoking have become more and more common in recent years. As a routine, you can now see snaps of celebrities walking around with a cigarette lit in their mouth. Cigarettes have now become an indispensable part of this Hollywood culture, whether off or on screen. Celebrities use smoking frequently to show off their character and embellish their image Infront of their fans. On-screen celebrities use cigarettes to show off and shape their character. On the other hand, when done off-screen, it is often to provide an embellishing image of themselves.

Female celebrity smoking list

Whether it is smoking due to stress or fashion, there are several female celebrity smokers who, while maintaining their fame, are heavy chain smokers. Some celebrities smoke to maintain their image, while others do it for fame and gaining popularity. Like all celebrities, female celebrities are not behind in their habit of smoking. If you are willing to know more about female celebrity smokers, here is a list of some of them you need to know about.

1. Mila Kunis smoking

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Famous for being a gorgeous actress, Mila Kunis is bold and popular. Smoking is a fit with her personality. Heavy smoking goes well with her courageous and bold personality. She has recently quit smoking after being with her husband. The pair, since then, have stopped partaking in the habit.

2. Sophie turner smoking

Sophie turner smoking

The star of game of thrones, Sophie Turner has expressed earlier love for vaping. Being quite open about her smoking habits, she even took a photo while engaged in the activity in the final GOT shooting. Sophie’s self-care routine also involved smoking. She has left smoking since her recent pregnancy.

3. Jennifer Lawrence smoking

Jennifer Lawrence smoking

The actress has been captured on camera smoking different things from vape, cigarettes, to joint as well as smoking marijuana on some occasions. She has mentioned that she had smoked with rappers, and had greatly enjoyed that, entering an entirely different world.

4. Rihanna smoking

Rihanna smoking

Rihanna is a bold actress with an attitude and a strong personality. She is a chain smoker which sets in with her personality. She has been seen to be smoking weed and marijuana often on her sets. Her photos of smoking weed in 2020 went viral.

5. Kate moss smoke

Kate moss smoke

Kate moss is often seen smoking infamously most of the time. While she walks the runway, and in other cases as well. She has been seen as a cigarette addict who smokes almost 30 cigarettes in a day, hence being a heavy chain smoker. She often takes a cigarette break while on the sets of her shoots.

6. Katy perry smoking

Katy perry smoking

Being a charming and bold personality, Katy Perry is also a chain smoker caught smoking on multiple occasions. She took on this habit to manage stress as she planned her wedding to Russel Brand, but she has left her habit since their breakup.

7. Dakota johnson smoking

Dakota johnson smoking

Like many other female celebrity smokers, Dakota Johnson was seen smoking at the met gala in 2017 in the bathroom. Though infamous, she is known to be smoking a cigarette now and then.

8. Lady gaga smoker

Lady gaga smoker

Lady Gaga, the shallow singer is also one celebrity who enjoys smoking cigarettes. She revealed that she enjoys smoking along with a whisky glass as she works as it helps her free the mind to some extent.

9. Kate Winslet smoker

Kate Winslet smoker

Famous because of her titanic move, she is also known to be a chain smoker who is frequently found smoking. She enjoys her cigarette in the morning with her coffee but avoids it when around her kids. She enjoys a perfect combination of cigarettes and coffee.

10. Sophie turner vaping

Sophie turner vaping

The GOT star has also been know for her vaping habits, aside from the smoking ones. She has expressed her love for vaping. Apart from a smoking habit, she is also known for her vaping habits.

11. Paris Hilton smokes

Paris Hilton smokes

Paris Hilton smokes E-cigarettes because traditional cigarettes were not liked by her father, so she switched to a healthier alternative.

12. Gwyneth Paltrow smoking

Gwyneth Paltrow smoking

The actress was known to once be a heavy smoker, but she shifted to a healthier lifestyle and left smoking.

13. Emily blunt smoking

Emily blunt smoking

The actress has been known to be a heavy smoker earlier, often seen smoking cigarettes on several occasions, but she left smoking later.

14. Katherine Heigl smoking

Katherine Heigl smoking

Amongst other female smokers, Katherine Heigl is known to be puffing on cigarettes and has often been seen smoking on camera.

15. Kate Winslet smoking

Kate Winslet smoking

The actress enjoys smoking along with her morning coffee but avoids smoking when she is with her kids.

16. Bella Hadid smoking

Bella Hadid smoking

Bella Hadid avoids smoking in the public with her large fanbase, but she was caught on camera in 2017 at Met Gala. Ever since then, she has been trying to give up on her habit, taking it as her New year’s resolution.

17. Bella Thorne smoking

Bella Thorne smoking

Bella Thorne is amongst the many female celebrities who are known to smoke. She smoked weed once but then gave up.

18. Shakira smoking

Shakira smoking

Shakira is also on the list of chain smokers. She was caught on camera smoking a big cigar with Rihanna.

19. Alicia Vikander smoking

Alicia Vikander smoking

The Swedish movie star has been caught several times enjoying smoking a good cigarette.

20. Keira Knightley smoking

Keira Knightley smoking

The actress is famous as a big-time smoker and is often seen smoking on the set.

21. Scarlett Johansson smoking

Scarlett Johansson smoking

The actress has been smoking for 15 years of age. She is a heavy smoker and is often seen lighting a cigarette on the sets.

22. Britney spears smoking

Britney spears smoking

Britney Spears is reported to have smoked as much as 40 cigarettes in a day, but she has cut on her smoking habits now.

23. Miley Cyrus smoking

Miley Cyrus smoking

Miley Cyrus is often spotted smoking a set of cigarettes. She has attempted to quit tobacco many times. Some footage of her has been seen where she is seen enjoying cigarette puffs.

24. Emilia Clarke smoking

Emilia Clarke smoking

The GOT star has been known as being a heavy chain smoker, often found smoking and caught on camera.

25. Jessica alba smoking

Jessica alba smoking

Being amongst the best and top actresses, Jessica is a chain smoker, as is known by most of her fans.

26. Jennifer Lopezsmoke smoking

Jennifer Lopezsmoke smoking

The actress is also a celebrity smoker who is known to smoke to “stay in character”. She is also often seen smoking cigars.

27. Lottie moss smoking

Lottie moss smoking

Lottie moss continues to puff on her cigarettes behind the sets of her shoots. She is also known to be a celebrity actress who enjoys smoking.

28. Nina Dobrev smoking

Nina Dobrev smoking

The actress is believed to be a smoker who takes some smokes breaks while working on the sets of her shoots. She was one of the chain celebrity smokers.

Actors who smoke.

Although it may come as a surprise to some people, many well-known actors enjoy a good smoke even after being aware of the risks involved. Even some of your favorite celebrity stars are well-known as being heavy smokers. If you want to know more about these actors who smoke, you have come to the right place. We have collected a list of celebrity smokers.

Michael Fassbender smoking

Michael Fassbender smoking

The actor Michael Fassbender is famously known for his hand-roll cigarettes. He is a heavy smoker and is nowhere near to quitting.

Ashton Kutcher smokes

Ashton Kutcher smokes

Ashton Kutcher is a celebrity who is known to be a heavy smoker for many years. He later quit smoking in the mid-2000s.

Matthew perry smoking

Matthew perry smoking

Matthew Perry is a celebrity who has been a smoker for a long time. He is seen smoking on the sets, and often excused for a break while filming.

Keanu reeves smoking

Keanu reeves smoking

Keanu Reeves has been a long-time smoker who had picked up the habit of smoking quite early on. He is often seen smoking on the sets and takes this on as a bad habit.

John Stossel smoking

John Stossel smoking

Amongst many other celebrity smokers, John Stossel is a front smoker. He has been a heavy smoker and is seen smoking often. Even though he understands the risks of smoking, he still enjoys a cigarette puff now and then.

Famous smokes

Smoking is an addictive habit that will not even spare the richest and the elite. Whether you believe it or not, there is a list of popular celebrity smokers who smoke regularly regardless of knowing all the health risks associated with it. Multiple actors, stars, and singers still take on the habit of smoking several cigarettes. Who are the famous personalities who still smoke? Here is a list of some famous smokes that you need to know more about.

Elon musk smoking

Elon musk smoking

Elon Musk is a popular celebrity who smokes on weed in live transmissions. He is also known to have inhaled marijuana cigarettes and mixed tobacco. He took a puff of marijuana cigarette on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Jay cutler smoking

Jay cutler smoking

Jay Cutler is a famous and popular celebrity who is well-known for his habit of smoking. A picture of him with a lit cigarette was seen on Tumblr. He is known by his fans to be a smoker through his famous pictures on social media.

Bill nye smoking

Bill nye smoking

Bill Nye is also a famous smoker amongst the list of celebrities. He was seen walking down a highway while smoking a cigarette. He has been a famous smoker as seen by his fans and has been mocked for his smoking habits.

Michael Phelps smoking

Michael Phelps smoking

Among the many popular celebrity smokers, Michael Phelps is famous as a heavy smoker often caught smoking marijuana on the sets. He was caught inhaling a Marijuana pipe and was criticized by the public, for which he apologized later.

Malia Obama smoking

Malia Obama smoking

Malia Obama, daughter of Barak Obama is a popular celebrity known to be a heavy smoker. She has been caught smoking Cannabis, but her father does not seem to be concerned. A video clip of her smoking rings of smoke had gone viral and seen by multiple people on social media.

Anime smoking

Anime smoking

Although smoking is a bad habit, there are many great anime smoker characters famous throughout time. Even in anime, different characters either smoke a cigar or cigarettes. Who are the famous Anime characters who smoke? From Naruto to Shinya, and Hank hill, all these characters are popular anime smokers. Who are the anime smokers who smoke in their shows? Here are some anime smokers who smoke.

Hank hill smoking

Hank hill smoking

Hank hill is one of the many anime characters who smoke in their anime shows. In the anime shows Hank hill and his wife are seen smoking cigarettes to make themselves feel better. Throughout the anime shows, Hank Hill smokes multiple times.

Here we have compiled a list of all the famous smokers, make and female celebrities as well as anime characters who have, and continue to smoke regardless of knowing the health risks involved. It comes as a surprise, why people, including celebrities smoke even after knowing the dangers and risks. But smoking is an addictive habit that is often hard to leave once someone starts. Here is a long list of celebrities who have taken the habit of smoking. With their smoking habits, some celebrities have tried to quit, but not many have been successful.

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Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry in Tarzana, California

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For the best smile, you need to have a full set of teeth on the upper and lower jaw. If you lose teeth due to an illness or injury, you may visit your dentist for highly effective restorative services. Dr. Kaveh Kanani uses state-of-the-art services like CT scans, intraoral digital scanners, x-rays, and other advanced practices to restore Tarzana missing teeth. If you need custom restorative dentistry, contact Around the Corner Dental Health Spa for immediate assistance.

Services Offered at Around the Corner Dental Health Spa

Dr. Kanani specializes in dental restorative services including:

  •       Composite Fillings

You may visit Dr. Kanani for composite fillings to treat tooth decay and cracks. Composite fillings are made of a glass and plastic mixture for reversing decayed teeth. In case of disfigured or discolored teeth, your dentist uses composite fillings to restore your smile. Composite fillings are built with the natural look, feel, and integrity of natural teeth.

  •       Inlays and Onlays

Dental onlays and inlays are part of conservative treatments for damaged teeth if you don’t prefer a crown. When handling tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend inlays and onlays in place of fillings. Your dentist takes impressions of your teeth and areas of interest to facilitate the preparation of custom-fit inlays and onlays in the dental lab. Dr. Kanani fixes inlays and onlays by bonding each to the affected tooth.

  •       Dental Crowns

Porcelain crowns are designed to deliver a natural-looking smile when fillings come short of delivering optimal results when tooth decay goes beyond. Dr. Kanani may recommend porcelain crowns for teeth with multiple fillings or severely damaged teeth. Each crown is fixed to your tooth to ensure that you can make soft and tough bites without it sliding over. Dr. Kanani educates and offers relevant information about various types of crowns and helps you find the best option.

  •       Implants and Bone Expansion

When missing teeth, your dentist may recommend dentures or dental implants to give you a permanent replacement for lost teeth. Dentures are removable while dental implants are a permanent replacement with the look, integrity, and feel of natural teeth. Dr. Kanani installs dental implants to restore your mouth’s appearance and performance. Book an appointment for effective and long-term benefits like improved smiles, bites, and speech.

  •       Bridges

Missing teeth can also be replaced using custom-fit bridges to improve your smile and chewing capability. Installing bridges also allows you to improve and maintain outstanding oral hygiene by covering unprotected gums. Dr. Kanani considers your dental needs and jawbone health to determine your eligibility for dental bridges. Abide by your after-care instructions to achieve and maintain top results.

  •       Dentures

Dentures are also proven as an effective remedy for missing teeth. Dr. Kanani helps you choose between implants and dentures. If you qualify for dentures, your dentist gets images of your dental arrangement to prepare your custom-fit dentures for ultimate comfort and optimal functioning. Abide by your home care for dentures, maintain your follow-up appointments, and occasional denture cleanings to maintain your oral health goals.

Bottom Line

The best remedy for missing teeth is to find an ideal replacement from the list highlighted above. Dr. Kanani helps you find the best remedy for lost teeth. If you are in Tarzana, California, you can trust Around the Corner Dental Health Spa for your general and cosmetic dentistry needs.

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What You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

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Sometimes the body hair tends to be bothersome to several people. If you are tired of shaving, waxing, or tweezing, you should visit laser hair removal in Memphis. Laser hair removal has become an alternative to those seeking a permanent solution to be hair-free and have smooth skin. If a specialist performs it, it can prove an effective and highly safe procedure for every part of the body.

Why is laser hair removal done?

Laser hair removal is done to reduce unwanted hair in the body. Popular treatments include chin, upper lip, bikini line, armpits, and legs. It is possible to treat unwanted hair in any area, except areas surrounding the eyelid. If your skin has tattoos, it should not be treated.

Skin type and hair color impact the success of laser hair removal. The hair pigment but not skin pigment should absorb the light. The laser damages only the hair follicle and avoids damaging the skin. Comparison between the skin and hair color, light and dark skin, results in the best outcomes.

Risks of damaged skin are higher when there is a difference between skin and hair color, but laser technology has made laser hair removal a better option even for dark-skinned people. Laser hair removal is less successful for hair colors that do not absorb light well.

Risks of laser hair removal

Risks vary with hair color, skin type adherence to post-treatment and pre-treatment care, and the treatment plan. Common side effects include:

Skin irritation. Temporary swelling, redness, and discomfort are possible after laser hair removal. Any symptoms usually disappear within several hours.

Pigment changes. Laser hair removal might lighten or darken the affected skin. The changes can be permanent or temporary. Skin lightening affects those exposing themselves to sunlight before and after treatment and dark-skinned people.

Laser hair removal can cause scarring, crusting, blistering, or other skin texture changes. Other rare side effects are graying excessive hair or treated hair growth around treated areas.

How you prepare

If you are interested in laser hair removal, choose a certified doctor in a specialty such as cosmetic surgery or dermatology and laser hair removal on your skin type. If a licensed nurse or a physician assistant does the procedure, make sure your doctor supervises. Be careful about salons, spas, or other facilities allowing nonmedical personnel to do laser hair removal.

Before going for laser hair removal, schedule a consultation with your doctor to determine if it’s a necessary treatment option. Your doctor will review your medical history, skin scarring history, disorders, and past hair removal. Your doctor also discusses the expectations, benefits, and risks, including what hair removal cannot do. During the consultation, you can consult a treatment plan and the cost.

If you feel like eliminating unwanted hair on the body, laser hair removal is the best technique for you. With laser hair removal, you can permanently avoid waxing and shaving. At a Beautiful You Medical Spa, we have an experienced team who helps patients get a dramatic and permanent reduction of hair. For more information, contact their office today.

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Trying Dip Powder Nails For the First Time?

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Getting started with dip powder nails is quite easy nowadays, especially when you have a kit to make these great looking nails in the comfort of your own home. You just have to figure out how to create these nails, and this is what we will attempt to make clear in this article.

What to Look for in a Dip Powder Starter Kit?

You will find a wide variety of starter kits on the market, and not all of them will have all the equipment and products you will need. Here’s what a good dip powder kit should have at the absolute minimum…

  • Brush saver liquid
  • Topcoat for sealing the nail
  • Base coat
  • Bonder
  • Dipping powder
  • An activator

Do You Need Any Other Accessories?

Even if you get a starter dip powder kit that contains these products above, that doesn’t mean it will have pretty much everything you are looking for. More often than not, you will find yourself needing a variety of other tools. A recycling tray makes it easy to prevent any powder from spreading all over your home, so we would recommend that you get that. A nail file is also a good idea if you want to shape your nails adequately.

Then you also need a buff to remove the extra polish, a dust brush to remove powder from the nails, a nail cleaning pad, cuticle pusher and clippers, as well as cuticle oil. These items can help you a lot, since they make the entire process simpler and easier.

Applying the Dip Powder

  1. The first thing you want to do is to remove the remaining polish, oil and dirt from the nails
  2. Add bonder on every nail, then add the base coat
  3. As the base coat is wet, place your nail into the powder
  4. Take it out, and then brush off the extra powder. You will need to repeat this process until you are happy with the results.
  5. Once that is done, you can add the activator and sealant. Then you leave it to dry.
  6. Buff, file and shape as you want, then add the topcoat.

Tips and Tricks

We always recommend you to gather all the tools you need for the application process before you begin, and make sure that you file your nails to prevent any uneven nails. Brushing off the extra powder can prevent cracking. After you finish applying the dip powder, clean your brushes, cap the liquids and cover the dip powder properly.

As you can see, applying dip powder nails does take a bit of time and practice, but it’s not that hard, and will become second nature to you after you try the process a few times.

You can find dip powder starter kits at https://futurenailstore.co.uk/. These kits come highly recommended, so make sure you view their products before buying your first kit.

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Strahan Rocks His Gap With Pride

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Lifestyle magazine, Good Housekeeping, ran an amusing piece on Michael Strahan, the Super Bowl XLII winner and co-host of Good Morning America. As everyone knows, Michael Strahan has one distinctive feature: the gap separating his two front teeth. When Strahan shared a post showing him without his famous gap, many people were alarmed! Many people thought he had really fixed the gap between his teeth. Well, one thing was off: the post was shared 3 days before April Fool’s Day. Some people smelt a rat. Others weren’t so sure. Well, Strahan shared another post, where he addressed the alarm. Apparently many people cared about the gap between his two front teeth! He reassured everyone that he had not fixed the gap. It was all just a prank.

In Strahan’s original post, he shared a video of him going into a dental office known as Smile Design Manhattan. In the video, he indicated that he was going in to get the gap fixed. Int he video, Strahan can be seen taking dental impressions and going through some procedure. When the procedure is done, Strahan is given a mirror and looks at the results: a big smile with no gap between his two front teeth. Strahan seemed delighted with his new look.

Many celebs rallied behind Strahan, thinking he really had gotten rid of his gap. He received messages telling him that even if everyone loved his gap, he looked great without it. Do you, the celebs united in saying.

Of course, not everyone fell for it. Justin Tuck, whom he played with at the Giants, was suspicious from the get-go. Tuck was proved right.

Earlier, Strahan had said he rocked his gap “with pride” and wondered which of his friends could rock a gap with him. He shared photoshopped pictures of several of his friends rocking gaps between their teeth. Evidently, Strahan is quite the joker!

Strahan’s story illustrates the importance of having pride in how you look. Oftentimes, people undergo all sorts of unnecessary procedures just to look good because they have such a difficult time accepting themselves. Sometimes, the secret is to love who you are. Some procedures are really important to get, such as getting a dental implant for damaged teeth. That is a given. Strahan teaches us that where our health is unaffected, we have every right to be ourselves with pride.

That so many people were alarmed by the possibility of him fixing his gap, shows that often people accept and love us for what we are. So why change it?

Strahan himself felt pressure to fix his gap and look perfect, but in the end, he accepted that’s how he looked. Sometimes, there is perfection in imperfection. Strahan embraced the imperfections and embraced who he was. He went against the pressure that other people exert on us to be perfect. Strahan says that not only did his mother love his gap, but everyone he talked to about his gap told him not to get it fixed. His gap was accepted even when he questioned it.

Hysterectomy
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Top Reasons Why You Would Need a Hysterectomy

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A hysterectomy is a popular surgical procedure that many women undergo to treat various health conditions that only happen to the female reproductive system by removing the uterus. It is a significant operation, and your specialist will only recommend it if other treatment options have not been helpful. If you want a hysterectomy in Orlando, you will be pleased to hear that most procedures are not emergencies, and you will have the time to sit down and discuss everything with a specialist so that you get to weigh your options.

Most women wonder when it is appropriate to have a hysterectomy. Some are hesitant to go ahead with the procedure when it should not be the case. The following is a guideline for some of the top reasons why a woman should go through with a hysterectomy;

Having uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids affect many women globally and are noncancerous growths that form in the uterus. They are the leading reason why many women seek hysterectomies because no one wants to deal with the heavy bleeding and pain. In most cases, women with uterine fibroids may get a recommendation of medications or other minimally invasive procedures such as myomectomy for treatment. It involves removing the fibroids alone and leaving the uterus untouched. However, if it does not help or the fibroids keep on growing, your doctor might recommend that the best course of action is to have a hysterectomy.

Heavy periods

During periods, many women lose a significant amount of blood while also experiencing other symptoms, including pain and stomach problems. When such things happen, it may affect someone’s quality of life. It would help to know that the heavy bleeding could be due to fibroids, but the cause is not straightforward in many cases. As a woman, you may want to try a hysterectomy if other treatments have not worked, the bleeding is affecting your quality of life, or you no longer want to have children.

Presence of gynecological cancer

A hysterectomy may be the best solution for dealing with various types of cancers, including uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and uterine lining cancer. Instead of taking the risk, getting rid of the whole uterus is an excellent choice but make sure you have consulted with your hysterectomy specialist. Talking to a professional about your options is necessary since such conditions have other treatments, including radiation and chemotherapy. The right specialist will advise you on the best course of action based on how advanced the disease is.

Uterine prolapse

Sometimes the uterus may move from its usual place and drop down into the vagina. It is a benign condition that mostly happens due to weak and stretched pelvic ligaments and tissues. It should not be taken lightly since it can lead to urinary problems, pelvic pressure, or bowel movements challenges. A hysterectomy is an excellent solution for women who get uterine prolapse.

Before you go through with any surgery, you always have to make sure that your physician runs a careful diagnosis to determine that the procedure is best for you. The same case applies to a hysterectomy. Ensure you consult with your specialist and be sure that that is the best course of action and will not bring any complications. 

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Moles: Assessment and Surgical Removal in New York

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Moles may appear on various parts of your skin. If left unchecked, your moles may change in size, shape, and color. If you have concerns about an abnormal mole, consider getting the services of outstanding skilled general and cosmetic dermatologists. Manhattan Dermatology offers top-notch treatment for mole in New York City’s Murray Hill and Midtown East. The practice offers quality assessment and surgical removal for moles if the need arises. Schedule regular mole checks and dermatology appointments to catch changing moles in time.

What are moles?

Most adults get between ten and forty harmless moles on the skin. Moles refer to skin appearing as small, brown, and round spots that emerge as pigmented cells cluster closely together. Moles can change color, shape, size, fade away, or get cancerous. The average size of moles is less than a quarter of an inch in diameter.

When should moles be an issue of concern?

Oftentimes, moles are not significant issues for concern. If left unchecked, moles may change shape, color, and size. Use the ABCDE formula to determine if your mole may develop into skin cancer. In this formula, ‘A’ stands for asymmetrical shape when one half your mole is different from the other half.

‘B’ is for borderlines. If your mole has a scalloped edge or irregular borders, you may need to visit a board-certified dermatologist for immediate medical attention. ‘C’ is for the color. If the color changes or gets uneven, it could be a sign of danger ahead.

‘D’ refers to the diameter of your moles. If your moles are larger than a pencil eraser, consider getting immediate assistance. Finally, ‘E’ is for evolving. For moles that change shape, size, color, get itchy, or bleed, book an appointment at Manhattan Dermatology via phone or online.

Diagnosis of Abnormal Moles

When you visit Manhattan Dermatology with a case of suspicious moles, a dermatologist may recommend a biopsy to gauge your cells for signs of skin cancer. An abnormal mole could be melanoma. Your dermatologist may remove your moles surgically in case the biopsy shows abnormalities.

Moles are removed through an in-office, outpatient surgical procedure. If you have concerns, your dermatologist at Manhattan Dermatology drafts you a personalized treatment to remove cancerous and abnormal moles. The team uses advanced equipment and practices to deliver long-term results.

Schedule regular mole checks and dermatology appointments to identify moles before they develop into severe skin conditions.

Other Services Offered at Manhattan Dermatology

The skilled general and cosmetic dermatologists are specialized in:

  •       Acne
  •       Anti-aging
  •       Basal cell carcinoma
  •       Botox
  •       Cosmetic dermatology
  •       Dermatology surgery
  •       Earlobe repair
  •       Eczema
  •       Fillers
  •       Fraxel
  •       Laser hair removal
  •       Laser resurfacing
  •       Melanoma
  •       Mohs surgery
  •       Moles
  •       Psoriasis
  •       Rosacea
  •       Skin cancer
  •       Spider veins
  •       Squamous cell carcinoma

Bottom Line

If you have concerns about moles emerging and resilience, book an appointment with your dermatologist for immediate medical help. If you are in Midtown East, New York, use the online booking tool or call Manhattan Dermatology to meet a board-certified dermatologist.

Extra Wrinkles
Health & Beauty,

Anti-Aging: Can Stress Really Cause Extra Wrinkles?

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How Chronic Stress Could Cause Wrinkles

It’s very normal to experience stress during daily life. Small amounts of stress are healthy for us. However, if we experience too much, it can harm our minds and bodies.

One of the ways that stress may impact you is by affecting your skin. It is because stress changes the levels of hormones that your brain secretes. The changes in these hormones can result in a loss of elasticity in your skin.

If you’re looking for ways to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by stress, then you’ve come to the right place.

9 Ways to Deal with Wrinkle caused by stress

Are you ready to learn how to defuse stress with attitude and find healthy ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face? Here are 9 awesome tips.

  1. Practice Mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation is a type of meditation that can help manage chronic stress.

One of the most challenging things about stress is that we try to fight it. Unfortunately, it might just cause more stress, which means you wind up in a frustrating, seemingly endless loop.

Mindfulness is all about accepting what you feel without judgment. It means knowing that the stress is there, but not reacting to it. Instead, allowing it to pass on its own.

  1. Exercise Regularly. Studies[1]suggest that getting in regular exercise can help. Exercise makes your body produce more feel-good hormones. It also supports a healthy immune system and keeps you fit and feeling good.

There are lots of different ways you can get in some exercise. Try to fight stress with yoga, or raise your heart rate by running or cycling.

Even something like getting out for a walk every day can make a huge difference in your stress levels.

  1. Get Some Vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced by your skin when you are in sunlight. This vitamin has loads of health benefits, including increased absorption of nutrients like calcium and magnesium.

Studies[2] have shown that vitamin D also plays a role in your levels of stress and anxiety!

One of the best parts about getting more vitamin D is that you get to go outside and soak up the sunlight. Try to get outside for at least a few minutes every day to reap the benefits of vitamin D, or consider a vitamin D supplement if you’re not able to get any sunlight.

  1. Protect Your Skin. Yes, going outside and getting vitamin D is beneficial for lowering stress levels. But at the same time, the sun’s UV rays may cause damage to your skin.

That’s why it’s important to put on the appropriate gear before you go outside. Make sure that you’re applying sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Don’t forget to put on a hat and sunglasses to protect the skin around your eyes and forehead.

  1. Eat Right. Your diet has a huge impact on your mood. Making sure that you’re eating a healthy diet isn’t just a great way to stay healthy, it can also reduce anxiety.

Try to eat a diet rich in good nutrients. Leafy greens, citrus fruits, and foods high in protein are all important staples for your diet.

If you’re struggling with chronic stress, then try to incorporate fish or other foods with omega-3s in them. These will be especially helpful for combatting stress.

  1. Wash Your Face. Washing your face should already be a component of your morning and nightly routines. If it’s not, then start implementing it now!

Rinse your face when you wake up to remove any sweat or oils that have built up during the night. When you get ready to go to bed, do it again to clean anything that’s built up over the day. It will keep your skin looking clear, healthy, and prevent grimes from damaging your skin.

  1. Moisturize Every Day. Once you’ve washed your face, remember to moisturize. It’s a good idea to invest in a good moisturizer.

Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which help your skin retain moisture. Retinoids are helpful ingredients too, as are peptides that help encourage your body to produce more collagen. Collagen is the protein that allows your skin to stay firm and elastic.

You may also want to look into some best anti-wrinkle creams if you already have some wrinkles showing on your face.

  1. Get Enough Sleep. Are you getting at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night? If you’re not, then you might find yourself more affected by stress[3]. Not getting enough sleep can increase the levels of cortisol, which is the hormone your brain secretes in response to stress.

To help prevent wrinkles based on your sleeping position, then try sleeping on your back instead of your side.

  1. Talk to Your Doctor. Sometimes chronic stress is caused by another condition. If you’re seriously struggling with the amount of stress in your daily life, then you might want to pay a visit to your doctor.

How to make an Anti-Aging Skin Care routine stronger?

If you already have a skincare routine in place, then consider making it even stronger with a product like Drmtlgy. Drmtlgy reviews indicate that this line of products may be helpful for those who are looking for results without having to go under the knife.

Conclusion

Stress can cause a lot of issues, including the appearance of more fine lines and wrinkles. If this is something you’re struggling with, then consider trying some of the above tips for a happy, healthy, wrinkle-free life. Most importantly, if you need intervention for chronic stress, seek proper medical help.

Reference

1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4013452/

2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751798/

3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4688585/

 

 

shoulder pain
Health & Beauty,

Why you should seek treatment for shoulder pain

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When you feel shoulder pain, you will likely rush to home remedies that work for the pain. However, you might have noticed that the pain and injury do not heal with the home remedies sometimes. You should see a doctor when you have a shoulder injury, and you could ask for an expert in shoulder injuries in La, Jolla. Your orthopedic doctor will conduct a diagnosis and customized treatment for shoulder pain, and it could help if you show them your medical history.

Diagnosis of a shoulder injury

Your orthopedic doctor will press your shoulder to determine the painful parts and those possibly injured. Squeezing the shoulder joint determines the strength of the muscles, tendons, and range of motion. In some cases, the orthopedic doctor might not thoroughly diagnose the shoulder injury by entirely pressing. They would need to conduct imaging tests that involve X-ray visualization of the bone structure and other abnormal lumps. The ultrasound used in the shoulder joint, on the other hand, helps the doctor to see the images of structures within the shoulder. For more critical details, your doctor could opt for MRI, which uses strong magnetic and radio waves to illustrate the organs.

Treatment of the shoulder injury in the hospital

Injections

If the shoulder pain is chronic, your orthopedic doctor might recommend nerve-blocking epidural injections that work on the exact location. The infusion could prevent the nerves from receiving pain receptors from the brain and transmitting the brain’s pain. The nerve block might be better for patients who have pain that interferes with their sleep and reduces their quality of life. Although the pain-blocking injections might be useful, they could weaken the tendons and lower the surgery’s success and thus should be used temporarily as you wait for further treatment.

Therapy

Physical therapy would work for shoulders that might be injured and treated effectively using other medical procedures. It is useful as a recovery tool after rotator cuff surgery, and you should start the therapy slowly and increase the intensity once the pain has subdued.

Surgery

Your orthopedic doctor might insert a camera through small incisions to determine the shoulder’s parts that could need reattaching. They might consider having open tendon repair and tendon transfer if the tendons are too damaged to be repaired. You might have the whole shoulder replaced in some instances, especially if the rotator cuffs are severely damaged.

How to prepare for the doctor’s appointment

You could start by seeing a sports medicine expert or a family doctor who might recommend further treatment. If the shoulder pain has been recurrent, it could be wise to have previous treatment records when seeing an orthopedic doctor. Some of the essential things to remember at the orthopedic office include the intensity of the pain, movement activities in the shoulder, and all the symptoms.

The bottom line

Although home remedies for shoulder pain could help elevate the pain, they might not be useful if severely injured. You could see a doctor when you have chronic pain to know if you have a severe injury or medical conditions such as arthritis. Your orthopedic doctor will offer customized treatment and proper diagnosis for shoulder pain.