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Pay attention to food desert effect to people's health
The health and vitality of people living in many urban neighborhoods can differ from block to block depending on how near or far they are to a grocery store or supermarket that offers reasonably priced fresh fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and nutritionally dense. In many urban neighborhoods, it's easier to buy a pint of liquor, a fried chicken wing, or a gun than a fresh tomato. The failure of supermarket chains to locate stores that offer fresh fruits and vegetables in inner-city communities--a form of food redlining--has had a profound impact on the nutrition, health, and well-being of families lacking cars or access to public transportation to get to well-stocked grocery stores. As a consequence, children growing up in families trapped in food desert zip codes are at risk of becoming obese and developing early hypertension and full-blown high blood pressure that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Food deserts originated with the urban White flight of the 1960s and 1970s. When White, middle-class residents left cities for the suburbs, grocery stores followed, according to PolicyLink, a national nonprofit focused on social and economic inequities. In urban communities from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., and from Detroit to Houston, the nearest grocery store is roughly twice as far as the nearest fast food restaurant. About 400,000 Chicago residents live in areas with an imbalance of food choices where there are nearby fast food restaurants but no or distant grocery stores.

Food deserts, areas with no or distant grocery stores, are generally in communities where most residents can buy food only at "convenience" stores, liquor stores, gas stations, or fast food restaurants that sell foods high in fat, sugar, and salt. Getting to stores that offer a greater variety of foods is often challenging since many families lack cars and many city and state governments have cut back on investments in public transportation. When many Americans are resolving to eat more healthfully in the new year, children and families living in "food deserts" often lack that choice.

It's good to know that a number of groups are addressing this problem. The Philadelphia-based nonprofit Food Trust is working with school systems to provide healthy food and offering corner stores financing to stock healthy food and upgrade their refrigeration systems to better preserve fruits and vegetables. Various organizations are seeking federal and local anti-obesity funding to replicate this effort. Such efforts can make a real difference. In a 2002 study, University of North Carolina researchers found African Americans ate an average of 32 percent more fruits and vegetables for each supermarket in their census tract.

Nationally, the typical low-income neighborhood has 30 percent fewer supermarkets than higher-income neighborhoods. The problem is not only limited to urban areas; food deserts are also common in many rural communities. Across the country, too many families are forced to do their food shopping among convenience store shelves stocked with overpriced, highly processed fatty food with low nutritional value that often has passed its expiration date. In stores like these, staples such as milk can cost two dollars more than at a supermarket.
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Dress up and get the fun from what your cosplay
In case you still haven't figured out what cosplay is, it is a hobby that allows you to transcend the world of reality to that of fantasy. In short, you dress up as a character, but it's not just that. You will have to 'become' the character and mimic the character's personality, gestures and even speaking mannerisms! It's like a grown-up game of dress-up and pretend.

For cosplayers, though, they are also doing this for the benefit of their audience who are usually more than a little excited to meet their favourite anime characters in 'real' life. This year's event was held at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, and was one of the most successful ones to date.

Kudos to the organisers for staging a great event. It was very satisfying to see the uninitiated (read: people who are new to cosplay) make double takes whenever they ran into a Hatsune Miku whose gender seemed a bit 'ambiguous'. And for all you know, said Hatsune Miku was probably secretly laughing his butt off inside.
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How to Size Up Health Coverage for College Freshmen

 Health clinics and insurance plans vary widely from college to college. Some campuses offer only basic primary care, while others have a broad array of specialists on staff, from gynecologists to orthopedists. Insurance plans at some colleges cover claims of as much as $1 million a year, while others have limits of just $50,000 or less.

For most people, health-coverage details won't play a significant role in where students decide to attend school. But as campus visits heat up in coming months ahead of application deadlines for the next academic year, it's worth paying attention to how a school's health center works and what its insurance plan covers. Such factors could play a big role in students' well-being and expenses during their college years.

College students are a unique population with special needs and serious potential risks. They are for the most part young and healthy. But many students are for the first time away from their parents for an extended period. Some may be exposed to risky behaviors—sex, drinking, drugs. Stress and lack of sleep can adversely affect health, too.

Many colleges require students to demonstrate that their parental coverage meets certain standards before they can waive purchase of the school-sponsored plan. Cindy McGahey, director of finance and administration at the University of New Hampshire's health services, says that when parent plans miss the mark, it's most often because they lack prescription-drug or mental-health coverage—both of which are required under her waiver criteria.

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H1N1 virus will face a sudden surge

Since entering the fall, the major hospitals Respiratory number of patients due to cold treatment significantly increased. "Every year the autumn and winter is the period of high common flu. But because this year's emergence of a stream, the more sensitive to the people against influenza." For a stream, the public should be based on a scientific approach to understanding and preparedness: neither to the effect, but also Do not talk about as fierce, blind panic. Because according to the treatment of foreign information, this disease basically no after-effects, treatment can cure most people can be self-healing. However, in daily life, we need to strengthen self-protection awareness, attention to the prevention of a stream.

Few go to public places to keep clean

    Prevention of Influenza A H1N1 influenza, personal protection is the key, each person must develop good hygiene practices.
Shaanxi Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic Professor Gao Xinyan experts said that in their daily lives, we must avoid crowded places together as much as possible not to go to public places, or fewer, especially those with fever or coughing, sneezing and other symptoms of respiratory tract infections .

In public places when sneezing or coughing to cover up his nose and mouth, then immediately wash your hands with hand sanitizer to prevent droplet spread of bacteria; in touch your eyes, mouth or nose, before eating and after going to toilet should wash their hands; use hand sanitizer wash their hands, and then use paper towels or drying device to dry hands; Do not spit or litter; hold the spit with tissue wrap application, disposal bin. Garbage should be disposed of into the bin; should not be smoking. If flu-like symptoms, to minimize contact with others or going out, and telephone consultation as soon as the local disease prevention and control institutions.

The relevant experts believe that the fall and winter seasons is "a flow" the focus of disease prevention and control periods. Therefore, every citizen should keep abreast of a stream of related information, from what I starting doing a good job A flow prevention.

Keep the trains clean is everyone's responsibility to prevent a flow of

Reporter investigated the various bus lines in Xianyang City, Xianyang City, found that the health of all buses in good condition. Inside the air circulation, clean and tidy. 15 Bus master drivers, Zhang said that they received notification of relevant departments of Xianyang city, has since been actively carried out to prevent a flow of work. Not only do they should always keep their taxis clean but also do a good job supervision.

A stream in order to do a good job of prevention, protection of public health, each person must consciously take by bus to do: Do not eat, drink in the compartment; Do not smoke; Do not spit; Do not litter, will refuse into the located at buses containers. Secondly, we must maintain good personal hygiene, sneezing or coughing over her nose and mouth.

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What kinds of Halloween Costumes are popular in 2009?
Welcome to Dress Like A Movie Star Week here on Hollywood Crush. For the next five days we will be bringing you Halloween costume ideas inspired by some of the most outrageous, colorful and downright awesome characters on the big screen in 2009. We know your wallets aren't exactly being filled by a money tree in your backyards these days, so we're going to try our darnest to keep these costume ideas easy to create and easy on your bank account! Let the trick and treating begin!

"The most popular costumes have been influenced by pop culture, especially those from the most recent movie releases," said Patton.
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Emerge into China wholesale clothing
China wholesale becomes more and more known by the world. This info can facilitate give you an overview of what wholesale Business Enterprise implicates.

There are a lot of wholesale clothing providers that you can tap for your Business. With the ability of the internet, you can mesh with wholesale clothing companies in your locality and even those in other countries. While you can keep up on local vendors because of shipping cost, there might be international providers may have better deals and more wares for your clothing wholesale Business Enterprise.

No Matter of the provider's location, take note of the services and trades that each provider can provide. Do your homework on current price curves and some other new information on wholesale business.

If you have average investment and you do not want to gamble too much, you can start with limited set of clothing line. This is particularly regular for those who are just new in Business Concern and commerce. For illustration, you can venture into women's clothing initially, specially that women in general love dresses. You can market your depot as a source of special vintage dresses for women. As you feel your way through and see that you are already making money, you can then expand your Line Of Work to include men's vintage clothing, possibly. The key is to acknowledge who your customers are, and recognise what they want.

The fashion industry always varying, and if you want your clothing Line Of Work to come through, you also need to acknowledge the current curves and styles. There are wholesale clothing suppliers that can put up your Line Of Work with the hippest fashion curves, and then there are those that deal with classic jeans, shirts and corporate suites.
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Do you love Vintage clothing?
Walking into a jumble sale and decking yourself out in head to toe 80’s and 90’s does not mean you understand vintage shopping. It will not make you cool, despite what the legions of identikit 80’s Madonna tributes walking around Hoxton might like to think.

Nor is dressing in head to toe fifties a guarantee that you will look like a goddess from Hollywoood’s golden age. A retro mistake is just as bad as any other fashion mistake.

But good vintage fashion is here to stay for a very good reason – it offers unique clothing of the kind of quality that only top end designers provide today. Plus it tends to be a lot cheaper.

So what exactly is vintage? Well it’s certainly not an item of clothing made in the last 15 years, despite what all those 80’s and 90’s revivalists might think. But it’s still a fairly broad category, covering everything under 100 years old (100 and over is officially antique and deserves a telegram from the Queen or at least very gentle treatment).

The real advantage of buying vintage is not the price, or even the much vaunted uniqueness of the pieces, but the cut and the fabrics.

Vintage clothing was built to last, and limited budgets plus expensive manufacturing processes meant that good quality clothes were treasured. Vintage clothing is cut to fit so forget skinny celebrities; the ideal vintage buyer is a curvier woman and although sizes were smaller, clothing from earlier eras actually does account for hips, bums and busts.

To stay a step ahead of the crowd, shop outside of the season. Right now is the best time to hunt for some winter staples. A good vintage fur coat is great for the bitterest New York winter and works equally well in London or Paris. They’re extremely politically incorrect which means that they’re cheap, but if you’re conscience demands something a bit more ethical but still want the vintage look, modern faux fur copies are about the same price and can be found in some of the less pedantic vintage boutiques.

Look out for cocktail dresses that can be shortened to bring them up to date. 40’s fashion is great for a slightly gentler take on the big shoulder that dominated the A/W 09 catwalks.

The more unpopular something has been in recent years, the easier it is to find a vintage steal. Velvet is about to have a massive comeback having appeared on the Dolce & Gabbana, Proenza Schouler, Burberry, Prada, Lanvin and Chloe catwalks and is great for injecting a bit of feelgood glamour to your winter wardrobe. Look out for rich, dark colours and a fine pile to the fabric.

source: http://www.myfashionlife.com

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Warning on Skin Care Beauty

The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Monday not to use skin products made by Clarcon because of high levels of disease-causing bacteria found during a recent inspection.

Analyses of several samples of over-the-counter topical antimicrobial skin-sanitizer and skin-protectant products revealed high levels of various bacteria, including some associated with unsanitary conditions, according to the agency. Some of these bacteria can cause opportunistic infections of the skin and underlying tissues and could result in medical or surgical attention, as well as permanent damage.

Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc. of Roy, Utah, issued a voluntary recall of some skin sanitizers and skin protectants marketed under several different brand names, the FDA said in a statement.

Examples of products that should be discarded include Citrushield Lotion, Dermasentials DermaBarrier, Dermassentials by Clarcon, Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer, Iron Fist Barrier Hand Treatment, Skin Shield Restaurant, Skin Shield Industrial, Skin Shield Beauty Salon Lotion, Total Skin Care Beauty and Total Skin Care Work.

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the most effective way for sun protection

 Timing out: The most effective prevention is to avoid the day from 11:00 to 14:00 during the time the strongest ultraviolet rays out, slowly, a small amount of exposure to the sun there is no risk of sunburn. In particular, 25-year-old women, their metabolism has begun to slow down, prone to brown spot, freckles, wrinkles have small, should avoid direct exposure to ultraviolet light.

Physical block: wide canopies of the sun hat, anti-UV parasol, sunglasses are the must-walk group.
Tu sunscreen: The most important thing is "we must often wash hands" because sunscreen has its own time limit, while under the influence of the sweat on the skin it can not stay too long, so much whether Mr thick, effectiveness over time will weaken, so a long time in the outdoor sports, we must often wash hands.

After-sun repair: If the skin slightly red, you can immediately have a calming effect with the make-up water to the refrigerator cooling water make-up is also a good way of ice. Skin feeling hot pain that is close to the severe burns burns remedy is to ice surface will be ice on the pain orwith gauze dipped in ice water, so that the skin was cold.

Hair protection: You can use pre-drying formula with sunscreen-free sun conditioner, so that each hair can be evenly absorbed. Before swimming, especially swimming in the sea, it is best to rinse first and then coated the water and reduce salt water damage to the hair. By UV damage to the hair, rub in hair conditioner adequate supplies, and then use hot towels to clean heat.

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Polo golf shirts and Polo Ralph Lauren

 The polo golf shirt, usually a three-button job with an embroidered doo-hicky on the chest (a pony, a crocodile, a dolphin, a skull and bones, a swoosh), is perhaps the most ubiquitous garment on the planet. But manufacturers are always looking for a new twist. Now the Polo Ralph Lauren company has come up with a way for you to customize their golf shirts to your taste.

In advance of Father's Day, Polo has introduced "Create Your Own Tournament Golf Polo," a feature that lets you choose from 10 body colors and two chest embroidery designs: the famous polo pony or your own initials. The Polo golf shirts, made of breathable pinpoint cotton mesh, can thus be tailored to your personal esthetic requirements, assuming you have any. For example, if you are exceptionally preppy, you can choose a pink (raspberry) pony to go on your green shirt. Or if you are exceedingly hip, you can opt for a black pony on your black shirt. To see in advance how it will look, you can use their website to model your choices electronically on Davis Love III, a Ralph Lauren-sponsored golfer.

David Lauren, a senior vice president of Polo Ralph Lauren, calls the feature, "a fun, original way for golf enthusiasts to infuse their own personal style to our classic polo." Other companies have experimented with similar personalization programs, for instance, Nike, which allows consumers to custom order its athletic shoes.

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