Issue No. 2 Thursday 28 April 2011
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When the lovey-dovey fans
exclaimed ‘no phone can best the
iPhone’ little did they know about
the to-be-revealed secret-agent
traits of the gadget. Sued guilty
of fraud and invasion of privacy,
Martha’s Corner Apple Inc. is now busy enhancing its
Move to the technology page for
Bloom’s take on the techno-giant’s
privacy invasion. Favoring many -
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savvy companies- is this tracking
slip-up the end of all? We know not
Page 3 or, to simply put, are uncertain.
New York Fashion Week makes
to our Fashion column, while the
accessories section gives a closer
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2 Thursday 28 April 2011 Lifestyle
Your brain is fairly
plastic and you can
make new neural
connections to change
As a psychotherapist I cannot pre- A safe, trusting, reliable relationship that is for
tend that there is a simple set of in- your sake. Not necessarily a romantic relation-
structions that guarantees happiness. ship, but a nurturing one (it could be with a thera-
We all come from a distinctive combi-
nation of genes, and have had a unique
set of relationships and experiences
1 pist, or a teacher). We are formed in relationship -
so the easiest way to re-form is in a relationship.
that formed us to the shape we are in
now; one size does not ﬁt all. But there
are underlying principles that can help
When it comes to our brains, all hu- Positive stimulation - good stress. Enough to
mans are born prematurely, as many push you to learn new things, but not so much
of the neural pathways in our brains it tips you over into panic. Good stress enables
are formed after we are born, and in new brain connections to be made and a plastic
relationship with our earliest caregiv- brain is what you need for personal development
ers. If they do a good job, manage to and growth. Examples could be learning to play a
soothe us regularly when we are upset, musical instrument, or a new language.
we eventually internalise this process.
Your earliest bonds also serve as
a model for all subsequent relation-
ships, teaching you to form nourish-
Martha’s corner ing, enriching, and mutually ben-
eﬁcial relationships throughout your
Develop your self-observational side. This is an
life. The bulk of these neural con-
nections happen before you are two
years old. In other words, much of the
3 accepting and non-judgmental part. It acknowl-
edges emotions but gives you space to decide how
to act on them. This part listens to and brings to-
gether your emotions and your logic. To help, try
Selecting wiring up that determines how you
respond emotionally and conduct re-
lationships, happened pre-verbally.
The logic, reason and language part
keeping a diary, or practise meditation, get used
to noticing your feelings and thoughts without
olive oil of your brain develops so slowly that
most of the patterns for how you feel
are formed before you can reason with
yourself and others. A fresh perspective on your personal narrative.
Because so much of our self is formed pre-ver-
Athough it is too late to have a hap- bally, the beliefs we live by can be covert. It is im-
Q : How do the grades of olive oil pier childhood, that doesn’t mean you portant to view your life from fresh angles and
diﬀer, and which kind should I
use for everyday cooking?
can’t be happier in the future. Your
brain is fairly plastic and you can make
new neural connections to change that
4 to let go of ﬁxed ways of deﬁning yourself. You
may have beliefs that start with, “I’m the sort of
person who . . .” or “I always . . .” - these might
chemistry so that you can improve beneﬁt from a rethink and possibly rewrite with
your self-soothing, self-regulation and
: Extra-virgin olive oil, made from a trusted person or group. For example, change a
how you behave in relationships. message such as, “I must meet my soulmate be-
the ﬁrst pressing of olives after har-
How do you do that? There isn’t a fore my life can really start” to, “What happens
vest, has a bright, fruity taste. Nei-
foolproof prescription - if you are in a when I notice the negative thoughts I have about
ther heat nor chemicals are used to extract downward spiral you need to interrupt other people, but don’t act on them - what chang-
the oil (hence the labels “cold pressed” or that spiral with medication, or a diﬀer- es in how I then relate to them and how people
“cold extraction”), so it is the freshest and ent set of behaviours, or something relate to me?”
the most healthful olive oil. Virgin olive oil else. I’m being vague on purpose; what These four processes are a framework for
is also extracted without heat or chemicals works for me might not work for you. change. The content will always be diﬀerent for
But there are four underlying struc- each individual. Finding out about that content
but is more acidic than extra-virgin and tures for positive change:
may not be from the ﬁrst pressing. Bot- and how to change it? Over to you.
(Guardian News & Media 2011)
tles labeled “olive oil” or “pure olive oil”
typically contain blends from second or
third pressings, with virgin or extra-
virgin oil added for ﬂavor.
In the past, the price of extra-virgin
olive oil limited its use, but aﬀord-
able bottles are now widely available
and are even preferred. Ideally, you
should keep two kinds of extra-vir-
gin oil on hand: an inexpensive one Kids can easily
for cooking and a premium one for
dishes that will showcase its nuanced slip, fall or burn
ﬂavor and aroma. Both characteristics themselves in
diminish when an oil is heated, so use bathrooms.
the everyday one when sauteing, grill-
ing, making sauces or baking. Serve your The American
best oil drizzled over roasted vegetables, whisked into a Academy of
vinaigrette, tossed with pasta or simply on its own with a Pediatrics lists
loaf of crusty bread.
Oils can turn rancid with exposure to heat or light, or
simply with age. To prevent this, store olive oils in a cool,
to make your
dark place; they will keep for about a year. bathroom safer:
Health Thursday 28 April 2011
A high level of Low Density Lipoprotein
(LDL) cholesterol in the blood causes sticky
plaque to build up in the walls of the arteries. This
tends to increase the risk of heart disease including
Atherosclerosis - hardening and narrowing of the
arteries, which can progress without symptoms for many
The fasting blood lipid panel is a blood test that tells you
your levels of total cholesterol, LDL “bad” cholesterol,
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) “good” cholesterol,
High blood and triglycerides (blood fat). Men 20 years and older
pressure (Hypertension) should have a new panel done at least every
ﬁve years. Starting at 35, men need regular
The prime downside of high blood pressure cholesterol testing.
is that it can lead to severe complications
without any prior symptoms - aneurysm (dangerous
ballooning of an artery) is one example. Keeping a tab
on hypertension helps you to reduce the risk for heart
ailments, stroke, and kidney failure.
Type 2 Diabetes
Blood pressure readings give two numbers – systolic
(pressure in your arteries when the heart beats) and Diabetes is one prime cause for heart
diastolic (pressure between beats). Normal blood disease and stroke, kidney failure, blindness
pressure reading is less than 120/80, high is from damage to the blood vessels of the retina,
140/90 or higher, and in between those and impotence. When found early, diabetes can be
two is prehypertension. controlled. Experts suggest that the complications
can be avoided with diet, exercise, weight loss, and
A fasting plasma glucose test is most often used to
screen for diabetes. Healthy adults should have the
test every three years starting at age 45. If you
have a higher risk, including high cholesterol
Glaucoma or blood pressure, you may start testing
earlier and more frequently.
This group of eye diseases gradually
damages the optic nerve and may lead to
blindness – and signiﬁcant, irreversible vision
loss can occur before people with glaucoma notice Prostate Cancer
It tends to be a slow-growing cancer,
Screening but there are also aggressive, fast-growing
Eye tests for glaucoma are based on age and personal types of prostate cancer. Screening tests
risk. Under 40 (every 2-4 years), 40-45 (every 1-3 can ﬁnd the disease early, sometimes before
years), 55-64 (every 1-2 years), above 65 (every symptoms develop, when treatments are most
6-12 months). Talk with a doctor about earlier, eﬀective.
more frequent screening, if you fall in a high Screening
risk group: those with a family history of
glaucoma, previous eye injury, or use of Screenings for healthy men may include both a
steroid medications digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate speciﬁc
antigen (PSA) blood test. The American
Urological Association recommends a ﬁrst-
time PSA test at age 40, with follow-ups
per doctor’s orders.
If you’re prone to the painful burn of heartburn, don’t just pop an antacid - watch
what you eat to avoid getting heartburn in the ﬁrst place.
The American Gastroenterological Association lists these foods and drinks to avoid,
as they may trigger heartburn:
Foods that are high in fat
Foods with chocolate or
Alcoholic beverages, bever- Though clean and healthy teeth can brighten any grin, going to
ages with carbonation and the dentist may not bring a smile to your face.
The American Dental Association lists these suggestions to make
Mustard and ketchup, as
well as tomato sauces. a dental visit easier on those who experience dental anxiety:
Acidic substances such as • Explain to your dentist and • Bring along a personal radio,
vinegar, citrus juices and the rest of the staff in the MP3 player or CD player to
citrus fruits. drown out the sound of the
about going to the dentist,
to relax by visualizing yourself
• in a happy, relaxing and
appointment for a time when
4 Thursday 28 April 2011 Technology
Vinodh K Pisharom ‘metallo-supramolecular polymers’, the mate- can be represented by time-lapse photography
Most of the drivers must have experienced rial is capable of becoming a supple liquid that that spans several days or weeks, self-healing
that unpleasant squeal as they scratch the side ﬁlls cracks and gaps left by scrapes and scuﬀs polymers heal in seconds. In addition, unlike
A team of researchers of their car while parking in a hurry, by sheer when placed under ultraviolet light for less the human body, durability of the material
than a minute and then re-solidifying. While does not seem to be compromised by repeated
in the United States misjudgment, or in some cases, by force of
these metallo-supramolecular polymers be- injuries. Tests showed the researchers could
habit. Those unsightly scratches are a matter
and Switzerland have have in many ways like normal polymers, when repeatedly scratch and heal their materials in
of great pain, especially when the car is new exposed to intense ultraviolet light the assem-
and gleaming and the cost involved to repair the same location.
developed a polymer- is quite high. Now imagine that you can repair
bled structures become temporarily unglued.
Scientists envision widespread uses in the
This transforms the originally solid material
based material that these scratches yourself - quickly, easily and into a liquid that ﬂows easily. When the light not-so-distant future for re-healable materials
like theirs, primarily as coatings for consumer
inexpensively, or that you can go through a is switched oﬀ, the material re-assembles and
can heal itself with car wash that can detect these and other more solidiﬁes again; restoring its original proper- goods such as automobiles, ﬂoor tiles and fur-
minor scratches and ﬁx them as the car goes ties. niture.
the help of a widely through the washing garage. Fantasy? Not Necessity, the mother of invention, is sure
Using lamps such as those dentists use to
used type of lighting. anymore. cure ﬁllings, the researchers repaired scratches to expand the possibilities for commercial ap-
A team of researchers in the United States in their polymers. Wherever they waved the plications though they are not yet ready for
and Switzerland have developed a polymer- light beam, the scratches ﬁlled up and disap- commercial use. Habitual ‘scratchers’ will have
based material that can heal itself with the peared, much like a cut that heals and leaves to wait until the commercial release of such
help of a widely used type of lighting. Called no trace on skin. While skin’s healing process polymers before doing it with gay abandon.
Phone… i-Phone! designed to ﬁnd this hidden ﬁle among the
The new spy in town!
stored backup ﬁles on a Mac computer. This
App can also convert this ﬁle and the data in it
into a map which details all the locations you
have been to since you bought the device.
So whether you went to your favorite res-
taurant for a quick bite, took a stroll through
your local mall, or decided to get out of town
for a while, the iPhone will know and record all
this information and save it into this mysteri-
Nawras R Diaa
You can be walking ous hidden ﬁle.
Just when you thought James Bond was the world’s top se- by a newly opened Who wants this information?
cret agent, here comes the iPhone as the all-new Spy-
Toy. But before you go out and buy yourself a tux- restaurant and We live in an Information Age, where suc-
edo, you should know that the only ‘Spy Game’ suddenly, you might cess is based on how much information you
being played is on you! can get, and more importantly how you can
receive a quick SMS use this information.
Privacy, a thing of the past? In today’s ‘socially networked’ world, ob-
The concept of online privacy has become
or eMail telling you taining personal information about user be-
the media focus these past few years, in par- about the Soup De havior has become a main headline for many
allel with the burst of technological break- major corporations looking to promote their
throughs in communication and social inter- Jour. products and increase their sales. The most ob-
action. We can truly say that the world has vious use of this information would be for tar-
become a very diﬀerent place since ‘Tech- geted advertising whereby products would be
Goliaths’ engulfed it - the likes of Google, Fa- advertised directly to iPhone users who belong
cebook, YouTube, MySpace and others. And to a certain ethnicity, interest group, and most
now with these communication platforms accurate and won’t pin-point your loca- recently, geographic location.
available for people from all spectrums of tion to the nearest meter, it will still put
you in the very near vicinity. You can be walking by a newly opened res-
life to interact in, privacy issues are on the taurant and suddenly, you might receive a
rise and internet users have become more What’s even more interesting is that quick SMS or eMail telling you about the Soup
aware of when and where their information this triangulation method doesn’t rely
should be available for public viewing. De Jour. That is the heart of targeted advertis-
on the iPhone’s GPS features, which are ing.
When the iPhone revolution ﬁrst explod- known for consuming battery life, but re-
ed onto the scene, millions ﬂocked to the lies on the regular detection of cell phone Other uses of this information involve the
stores and stocks were sold-out in record towers which all mobile phones do to be user’s personal life directly. A curious employ-
time. Mobizens from all ages wanted this able to function properly. er, a jealous wife, or a worried father - all are
then-strange new device which promised potential clients willing to invest to ﬁnd out
Peter Warden and Alasdair Allan, two this information and use it for their own pur-
an entirely new mobility experience. Other of the researchers involved in making this
companies quickly followed this pace and poses. All they have to do is gain access to your
discovery, were surprised to learn about iPhone or computer, and have the know-how
now we see a cut-throat competition in the
this geo-tracking ﬁle in the iPhone. As the to extract and reﬁne the data which is not too
global Smartphone industry seeking the big-
gest market shares. Yet the iPhone remains a two were working on an entirely diﬀer- diﬃcult to do nowadays.
top-seller with its many features that seam- ent project, visualization of mobile data,
they accidentally found this ﬁle which was It should be noted that to the best knowl-
lessly integrate themselves with the every- edge of this research group, this data is not
day lives of its users. unfamiliar at the time and neither knew
what it was. Alasdair proclaims, “After we being secretly uploaded to Apple or any oth-
But with great power, comes greater re- er third parties, rather it is merely stored on
sponsibility. A research group in England dug further and visualized the extracted
data, it became clear that there was a scary each individual’s device. Currently, there’s no
made a shocking discovery when they real- way to disable this logging, but users can take
ized that the iPhone was keeping track of the amount of detail on our movements.”
preemptive measures and encrypt their data
whereabouts of its users. Millions of iPhone Peter, a former Apple employee, and Al- to prevent unwanted access.
users know about this feature and most lan created their own iPhone Application
probably enjoy routinely using it in their
everyday situations. But none knew that all
this information was actually being saved
and stored in a hidden ﬁle on their device.
And whenever the device is plugged into the
user’s personal computer, this hidden ﬁle is
downloaded and saved with all the move-
ments the user has made since he switched
on his phone.
How can the iPhone take
Researchers believe that this data is being
calculated using a technique known as Triangu-
lation; whereby the iPhone detects the positions of
the closest cell phone towers and approximates its own
position relative to these towers. Although sometimes in-
Science Thursday 28 April 2011
If you’re a frequent shopper, you should be very ral barcode’ patterns and help build an accurate bi-
familiar with the concept of barcodes and how each ometric database which will help revolutionize the
individual item can be identiﬁed solely based on a ﬁeld of wildlife care and documentation.
pre-deﬁned combination of black and white lines. So now instead of running behind Zebras, and
You may be used to seeing a barcode on a chocolate risking that inevitable back-leg-kick which will re-
bar, but the latest ﬁndings by researchers at the
sult in a very disgruntled and sore scientist, they
University of Illinois-Chicago and Princeton Uni-
versity claims Zebras are nature’s very own barcode can simply take a picture from a safe distance and
system. process the image instantaneously on the ﬁeld. The
software will instantly display whether this animal
This ingenious new software - StripeSpotter, can
has been tagged before and has records, or if it’s
help wildlife scientists and researchers identify and
diﬀerentiate between each individual animal based new and should be documented.
on the patterns they carry. All you need is a sim- Although currently being used just for Zebras in
ple digital camera to take pictures of the Zebras, Kenya, this software will be further developed and
download these images and process them through help document other striped/patterned animals
StripeSpotter, and it will identify the unique ‘natu- such as tigers and giraﬀes.
Cowdung to power
As per the study,
manure from midsized
dairy farms will be put
through an anaerobic
digester to derive
From lighting, heating, running trains and so on, the de- tainability, presented a paper on their plans to use ma- farm, thereby saving power usage by the data centers as
mand for electricity is on the rise, exerting a lot of pres- nure of cows to power their data centers. well as the dairy farm.
sure on its conventional sources. To relieve this pressure As per the study, manure from midsized dairy farms According to studies, tons of manure from dairy farms
many companies are trying their best to cut down the will be put through an anaerobic digester to derive elec-
consumption, or to tap alternative sources of electric en- give out methane gas, which is considered more harmful
tricity. The electricity generated will be used to power to the environment than carbon dioxide. Further, it also
ergy. their data centers, while the heat derived from the proc-
Google, which consumes a lot of energy to run the ess will be used to power the turbines of the data center’s pollutes the rivers, streams and the surroundings. Thus,
servers and all other equipments, has tried to cut their cooling system. In turn, the waste heat from the data this novel source of energy not only helps produce elec-
energy costs by developing advanced cooling methods center will be used to regulate the temperature of the tricity but also to preserve the environment. At this rate,
and energy saving techniques. Hewlett-Packard (HP), anaerobic digester, ensuring maximum eﬃciency. This the day is not far when each individual will make his/her
during the 4th International Conference on Energy Sus- process also produces enough energy to run the dairy own power from what we have been considering a waste.
Graphene paper: If you have ever seen any Superman movies and imagined
yourself as the Man of Steel himself, then you will be glad
to know that this dream might not be as far-fetched as you
Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney have cre-
ated a revolutionary new material using Graphite, one of the
strongest materials in existence. However, unlike Graphite, this
material is not simply an over-sized paper-weight, it actually is
Ten times stronger than steel, yet six times lighter and
completely ﬂexible, Graphene paper is hoped to revolution-
ize industrial material construction in the coming years. This
is constructed of Graphite - treated and reformed by chemical
processes into Monolayer Hexagonal Carbon Lattices stacked
as thin as a sheet of paper. It also embeds numerous electrical,
thermal and mechanical properties which make this invention
remarkably strong, light and ﬂexible.
The signiﬁcance of this new breakthrough is that it is rela-
tively neither expensive nor diﬃcult to manufacture on a large
scale. This will serve as good news for many industries which
eagerly await the deployment of this new technology, such as
the aviation and automotive industries which are constantly on
the prowl for new and innovative ways to cut costs by reducing
the weight of their products and ultimately increase fuel econo-
Not a replacement for steel just yet, mies.
Not a replacement for steel just yet, Graphene paper repre-
Graphene paper represents a massive sents a massive stride towards a more eﬃcient and environ-
ment-friendly world. It may also have signiﬁcant applications
stride towards a more eﬃcient and in everyday safety and protection such as protective clothing
environment-friendly world. So keep an eye out for the latest Graphene fashion trends that
might be coming to a store near you sooner than you think.
6 Thursday 28 April 2011 Life@work
In the present scenario, homework
many of the companies hail
When cars, electronic devices and every crosoft workers took, on average, 15 minutes to
other thing need regular service, ignoring return to serious mental tasks, like writing reports
the same for human brain – the most com- or computer code, after responding to incoming e-
plicated, superior computational device on mail or instant messages. They often strayed oﬀ
the face of the earth – is not too good an to reply to other messages or browse news, sports
idea. or entertainment web sites.
Industrial companies give the due atten- The American Psychological Association high-
tion to ‘asset integrity’ – to protect critical lights that multitasking costs extra time when a
plants and machinery from wear and tear. person switches from one task to another, espe-
Why can’t we apply the same concept in the cially when the complexity of the tasks increases.
service industries where the only assets are Keeping a tab on multi-tasking raises the read-
the brains of the people who work there? ings on the productivity scale. Hence, promote a
In the present scenario, many of the culture of focusing on work at a time, keeping dis-
companies hail all-nighters and over-timers tractions at bay, and see the outcome!
heroic, while tagging the ‘religious’ workers
“Well, for the last 100 years, every pro-
ductivity study in every industry has come
to the same conclusion: after about 40
hours in a week, the quality of your work
Cultivate a culture
starts to degrade. You make mistakes,”
points out Margaret Heﬀernan, noted en-
trepreneur and author. “That’s why working
60 hours may not save you time or money:
Hence, the rule of thumb here is that
the companies look out for the ways to
keep their employees happy so that they
you’ll spend too much of that time ﬁxing enjoy their work and show their willing-
the mistakes you shouldn’t have made in ness to work voluntarily.
the meantime. That’s why software com- Say no to multi-tasking
panies that limit work to 35 hours a week
Another solution is to hammer the last
need to employ fewer QA engineers: there nail into the coﬃn of multi-tasking.
isn’t as much mess to clean up,” she adds.
Researchers continue to ﬁnd that mul-
Based on the century’s evidence she titasking decreases productivity, increases
infers that 1) overwork doesn’t make us stress and eventually results in physical
productive, it makes us stupid, 2) looking discomforts.
away from a problem is often the best way
Career-intelligence.com highlights a
to solve it, and 3) burnout is what happens
recent study by Eric Horvitz and the Uni-
when people are asked to work in ways that
versity of Illinois, in which a group of Mi-
obliterate all other parts of their lives.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
One dif- The culture and support system that sur-
ference be- rounds high performers helps them avoid
tween winners these temptations. They can put troubles in
and losers is perspective because they are ready for them.
how they handle They rehearse through diligent practice
losing. and preparation; they remain disciplined
Even for the and professional. Their leaders put facts
best companies and on the table and review what went right or
most-accomplished wrong in the last round, in order to shore
professionals, long up strengths and pinpoint weaknesses
track records of success and to encourage personal responsibility
are punctuated by slips, for actions. They stress collaboration and
slides, and mini-turna- teamwork – common goals; commitment
rounds. Even the team that to a joint vision; respect and support for
wins the game might make team members, so when someone drops
mistakes, fumble, and lag behind the ball, someone else is there to pick it
for part of it. That’s why the abil- up – and responsibility for mentoring,
ity to recover quickly and get back on so the best performers lift everyone’s
course is so important. capabilities.
A key factor in high achievement is Teams that are immersed in a
bouncing back from the low points. Long- culture of accountability, col-
term winners often face the same problems laboration, and initiative are
as long-term losers, but they respond diﬀer- more likely to believe that
ently, as I found in the research for my book they can weather any
Conﬁdence. I compared companies and sports storm. Self-conﬁdence,
teams with long winning streaks and long los- combined with conﬁdence in one another
ing streaks, and then looked at how leaders led and in the organization, motivates winners
turnarounds from low to high performance. to make the extra push that can provide the
margin of victory.
Consider ﬁrst the pathologies of losing.
Losing produces temptations to behave in The lesson for leaders is clear: Build the
ways that make it hard to recover fast enough cornerstones of conﬁdence – accountability,
– and could even make the situation worse. collaboration, and initiative – when times are
For example, panicking and throwing out the good and achievement comes easily. Maintain
game plan. Scrambling for self-protection and a culture of conﬁdence as insurance against
abandoning the rest of the group. Hiding the the inevitable downturns. And while no one
facts and hoping that things will get better should deliberately seek failure, remember
by themselves before anyone notices. Deny- that performance under pressure – the ability
ing that there is anything to learn or change. to stay calm, learn, adapt, and keep on going
Using decline as an excuse to let facilities or – separates winners from losers.
investments deteriorate. (Harvard Business Review)
Thursday 28 April 2011
ss -2 La Coste
Chanel Miu Miu
John Galliano Asos Paciotti
Banish the Black Circles..
If you have a problem with the black pouches under the eyes,
here are 7 easy and natural remedies for this problem:
1. Sleep 4. Tea
Sleeplessness is the most common cause of The same thing you can do it with two en-
circles. Try to sleep at least 7- 8 hours per velopes of tea. The tannin from the tea is
night. a perfect remedy to fade black areas under
the eyes and to get oﬀ swellings.
2. Healthy food
The way you eat inﬂuences the appearance 5. Cucumber
or disappearance of circles. When you eat Cut a cucumber into slices and then apply
healthy food and you have a balanced diet them over each eye while you listen to some
with at least 2L of water per day, the chanc- good and relaxing music.
es to have circles are dropping.
Take as more as vitamins and minerals eve-
ry day, (many fruits and vegetables), also,
you should stay away of salty foods because
Another remedy against circles is the slices
they “encourage” the water retention, which of raw potatoes applied over the eyes. Po-
causes bloating and swelling, especially in tatoes have properties of whitening, and
the eyes area. many persons prefer it instead of cucum-
Apply, before going to sleep, a compress on 7. Almond oil
each eye. The compresses have to be imbued Apply every morning and evening some al-
with cold water. Surely, you will see the dif- mond oil over the eye area. Do not expect
ference in the morning. for quick results, you got to have patience.
8 Thursday 28 April 2011
New York Fashion Week
White was the color of the season, with Tadashi Shoji Badgley
optimistic pops of bright colors in un- Mischka
expected combinations lending an air of
delightful surprise to many collections.
Soft, ﬂowing fabrics, modern sports-
wear, and elegant shoes and accessories
will deﬁne the trends going into spring Monique
2011 From New York. Diane Von Lhuillier