Having a Grand Time in Bangkok

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Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a sprawling metropolis known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. It began as a small trading centre and port community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River some 200 years ago. If you want to know what to do in Bangkok, well there’re many. Tourists will like Wat Arun or Wat Chaeng, one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok. Also known as the temple of the dawn, it’s partly made up of colorfully decorated spires and stands splendidly over the water.

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Another attraction is the Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew both known for their beautiful architecture and intricate detail. Wat Prakaew enshrines the sacred Buddha Phra Kaew Morakot which is carved from emerald. There’s also the Wat Pho, a wide temple complex where you’ll see a gigantic reclining Buddha. Another popular destination is the Damnoen Saduak, the pioneer of all floating markets. Here you’ll see a lot of wooden row boats filled with vegetables, fresh fruits, and flowers.

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The amazing tourist spots aren’t the only thing that Bangkok offers. It’s likewise a haven for good food. Although there’re plenty of restaurants, the unique and unforgettable experience of eating sumptuous, authentic Thai food at a local family’s home shouldn’t be overlooked. Withlocals, the peer-to-peer marketplace where locals offer experiences and skills to travelers, certainly helps a great deal with the arrangements. The local population of Bangkok can set up their own prices for their home-eat experiences but these prices will definitely be less than eating in a restaurant. Not only will you be able to save money and eat delicious food, you’ll also make new friends. Dining with locals is under Withlocals’ EAT Withlocals category. The other two are TOURS Withlocals and ACTIVITIES Withlocals. The former will give you the chance to visit tourist destinations with the help of a local, while the latter will enable you to join activities and learn new skills through talented locals who’re more than willing to share their talents.

Fitness related injuries and how they can ruin your day

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Exercise is an important part of any healthy lifestyle but injuries can and do happen. A fitness-related injury can be minor, leaving you sore and achy, or it can be major, affecting your ability to perform exercise and other tasks. Understanding what the most common injuries are will help you to minimize their effects, even avoid them completely.

Strained Back

The back is most vulnerable part of the body when it comes to exercise injuries. Sedentary lifestyles, both at work and at home, result in back muscles being weak and at-risk of injury, especially during exercise that involves lifting weights. Preventing strain injuries in the back means avoiding exercise that is too fast or too difficult when the muscles are weak. Use the legs to lift instead of the back muscles, use low intensity exercises to build up the muscles’ strength. If the back is strained, keep exercising but modify the exercises so as not to overtax the injury. Working with a chiropractor, such as Dr. Sol Cogan, can also help improve circulation to the injured area, speeding the healing.

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Strained Shoulder

The shoulder joints are very susceptible to injury. Their wide range of motion makes them vulnerable to overuse injuries, as well as the effects of exercises performed incorrectly. Avoiding shoulder strains begins by strengthening the shoulders. Resistance training involving an elastic tube works well, but wall push-ups and shoulder presses are also excellent ways to strengthen the shoulder muscles and improve the joints’ resilience.

Runner’s Knee

Also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome or anterior knee pain, “runner’s knee” makes up nearly 40% of all running-related injuries, though any exercise that involves a lot of knee bending can cause it. Runner’s knee isn’t always the result of injury, either; overuse, misalignment of the bones, foot problems and weak or imbalanced musculature can also cause runner’s knee. The best way to avoid this kind of injury is to strengthen the leg muscles, specifically the glute, hip and quad muscles, which will help to support the knee and prevent the overstress that causes runner’s knee.

Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the calf muscles along the back of the leg. When the tendon is overused and overstressed, it can result in an injury called Achilles tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis is the most commonly seen injury in people who suddenly increase the intensity or duration of their workouts. The best way to avoid the injury is to change workouts gradually, giving the tendons time to adapt to the increase in intensity or time.

Hamstring Injuries

Three hamstring muscles run down the back of the thigh, helping the leg extend and the knee to bend. Injuries to these muscles are often the result of high intensity running or sprinting, and occur most often in sports that require those sudden bursts of speed. Hamstring injuries are strains that range from mild to severe tears. Stretching exercises are the best preventative measure for hamstring injuries.

Injuries are always a risk when exercising. Stretching properly before beginning, increasing workouts slowly, and keeping the supporting muscles strong will help prevent many fitness injuries from occurring.

Fashion Trends for 2016 You’ll Love

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Fashion trends come and go quickly, so in order to stay on top of what’s hot you will need to pay attention. Keep your ear to the ground and your finger on the pulse of the fashion world to find out what’s currently happening so that you can always be on the cutting edge of fashion.

So what fashion trends can you look forward to wearing in 2016? Here are some of the hottest new fashion that will be in the spotlight in the year 2016. From Chlobo designer jewellery to Victorian trends to flat mules to layered necklaces – how many of these can you add to your wardrobe?

Victorian Style

The aesthetic of the Victorian era is coming back into style and on many of the runways these days you will spot puffy sleeves, high collar necklines, lots of floral prints and much more. Designers such as J. W. Anderson, Erdem and Emilia Wickstead are incorporating Victorian elements of style into their current fashions. What aspects of this old fashioned trend could you add to your wardrobe?

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Charm Bracelets

One of the coolest fashion jewellery trends at the moment is charm bracelets, which are wonderful ways to express your style and your unique interests through your jewellery. A charm bracelet can contain a number of charms, from birthstones to small depictions of animals to other objects and each charm tells a story or represents something important to the wearer. These collectable charms can really be quite a special way to make a statement with your jewellery. For example, a Chlobo charm bracelet can be a fantastic stylish jewellery choice.

Flat Mules

A hot trend when it comes to shoes is the flat mule, which has really made a comeback in fashion recently. Brands such as Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham and Edun have been showing off their comfortable flat mules lately. We are glad that these comfortable shoes are in style, as there’s nothing worse than sore feet after a long night of teetering around in high heels.

Braided Hairstyles

Braided hairstyles in all sorts of varieties have been seen on the runways and in fashion magazines this year. This is a sweet, flirty and fun way to wear your hair and it is also easy and practical. Try a few different styles, such as a braided bun, a milkmaid braid, braided pigtails and a French braid. If you aren’t sure how to do it, there are plenty of tutorials on Youtube that will teach you in an easy to understand way.

Silk Scarves

There has been a fascination with silk scarves in the fashion world recently – and it’s no wonder due to how sleek, elegant and stylish they are. The perfect silk scarf can add a pop of colour to your wardrobe and really complement an outfit. You can wear the scarf draped over your shoulder, wrapped around your neck, wrapped over your hair or even tied around your wrist – the possibilities are endless.

Large Statement Earrings

When it comes to earrings these days the motto on the runway seems to be “go big or go home.” One of the hot jewellery trends at the moment is large statement earrings that dangle and dazzle in bright and vibrant colours. You can see some examples in the runway collections of designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam and Dolce & Gabbana. Why not try wearing a pair of big dangling earrings the next time you go out? Just make sure that you keep the rest of your jewellery and outfit simple, so that the look doesn’t become too busy and overpowering.

Layered Necklaces

You might notice a trend recently with necklaces that involves wearing not just one, but several long layered necklaces at once. This is a great trend that can be very flattering and that can allow you to show off your full necklace collection! When you are laying necklaces make sure that they are similar in style so that they look good together. Also, keep one necklace as the focal point and use other smaller necklaces as accents next to it.

These are just a few of the hottest fashion, hairstyle and jewellery trends for 2016 that you will absolutely love.

Keeping Your Skin Wrinkle Free with Medical Help

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The battle against wrinkles and skin sags is one that we all have to fight. Unfortunately, many of us don’t realize until it’s too late that we really should have been fighting it for our entire lives. Having a good daily skincare routine in place when you’re younger can keep wrinkles away for a longer period of time. But one way or the other you may find yourself in need of medical help to really avoid them.

Can Creams and Lotions Treat Skin Sags?

The answer to that question is yes, and no. Regular creams that you pick up at the corner store might be able to help you prevent wrinkles, if you choose the right ones and use them as directed. However, getting rid of existing skin sags or wrinkles is harder. There are prescription creams and lotions that may be able to help with that a bit, but there are also cases where creams and lotions simply won’t work.

Is Surgery the Only Alternative to Creams?

If you have eliminated creams and lotions as an option, you don’t automatically have to skip straight to surgery. Surgery does have its place, but facelifts, liposuction, and similar procedures are expensive, and they also come with risks, especially the risks from anesthesia. In addition to that, the recovery times after surgery can be quite long. Also, if your skin problems aren’t severe enough, you might not be a good candidate for surgery anyway.

If your skin doesn’t require surgery, aesthetic lasers are certainly one alternative to consider. There are many different types of lasers, and they all have different strengths and limitations. For example, some only treat the surface of the skin (ablative lasers), while others can treat the lower layers without having any impact on the surface (non-ablative lasers). Also, some lasers are specially designed only to treat those with a certain shade of skin. Using the wrong laser on the wrong skin type can have temporary or permanent negative consequences, such as changes in the skin color of the treated area.

Aside from lasers, clinics offer a wide variety of other treatments for sagging skin and wrinkles. Chemical peels are quite common, as are ultrasound treatments. Radio frequency treatments can also be helpful. They operate on a different sound frequency from ultrasound treatments. There are also collagen induction therapy treatments and other options.

Factors That Can Help You Make a Choice

The factors that can help you to make a choice include your skin color and how dry your skin is. If you have acne or other skin conditions, those also have to be considered. Your age, your general health, your budget, and how quickly you want to see results can also influence your choice. Although, ultimately the best choice you can make is to let an expert make that determination for you. If you ignore expert advice or don’t even ask for any, you’re asking for trouble. Following a treatment plan set out for you by a trained skincare expert will help you to say good-bye to your wrinkles and skin sags a lot faster.

Should eyewear be functional or stylish?

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From shortsightedness and farsightedness to astigmatism and cataracts, there a number of existing eye conditions that require eyewear of some kind in order for vision to be restored, or at least improved. While some people will happily wear eyeglasses in order to experience perfect sight again, others aren’t so convinced by bulky unfashionable frames, or the idea of wearing facial accessories every day. The good news is that there are vast arrays of eyewear options these days, and people can choose their treatment depending on preference. So, what are these choices, and what might persuade a person to opt for one kind of eyewear over another?

Eyeglasses: Style versus function

The argument of style versus function is one that is frequently explored when it comes to eyewear, in particular glasses. There are those that will argue that it doesn’t matter what a pair of glasses looks like as long as they fulfill their function, while others may be more fashion conscious. So who’s right? The answer is nobody; wearing glasses is a personal choice, which shouldn’t be swayed by social convention. There are those, of course, that would find it difficult to wear glasses, or would be swayed by the idea of style versus function or vice versa; perhaps their job is very physical and wearing glasses is impractical, they hold a particular role where taking care of their appearance is secondary, or even frowned upon, or they need to look good every day and would be tempted by particular styles. With so many contributing factors, it is essential for a person to take their circumstances into consideration before opting for the right eye care for them. Do they want to look good? Is function more important to them? Is it possible to achieve both? These days the answer is yes, and there are a number of celebrities and notable figures out there famed for their eyeglasses – proof that a person can have functionality and style. Meanwhile such an accessory is also said to boost professionalism, sophistication, and even sex appeal. Not bad for something that requires prescription!

For those that can’t wear glasses

Whether it’s a demanding or physical job that makes wearing glasses impractical or a personal preference against such an item, there are people out there that will choose to seek an alternative to eyeglasses – and there’s nothing wrong with that. Contact lenses, which are invisible to anyone else, have become increasingly popular in recent years, while laser eye surgery has also proven a viable option for anybody not convinced by wearing glasses. Both of these eye care solutions would allow a person to carry on with their own personal style, while receiving the benefits of vision correction. That’s ideal if they’re style conscious, yet looking for functionality. Laser eye surgery, which can be a permanent solution to sight conditions, is rising in popularity, as it gives people freedom from glasses, and improved vision without the need to fiddle with lenses. The nature of such a procedure means that it requires extensive research though – laser surgery is not for everybody, and anyone considering it as an option should research local surgeries and clinics properly. Luckily there are excellent resources now available for you to find out more, and you can even find your LASIK practice in Minneapolis, or anywhere else in the country easily online. Excellent eye care is just a mouse click away.

Glasses, lenses and surgery; not each option is suitable for everybody, or the kind of lifestyle they lead. One thing is clear, though. When it comes to choosing style versus function a person no longer has to limit their options – it is possible for them to correct their vision and have it all.

 

Be On Trend And Dress Up In Style With This Pink Chiffon Dress

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Pink Chiffon Dress
Pink Chiffon Dress
Pink Chiffon Dress

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