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Yoga for Naturally Glowing Skin

Having a healthy, radiant skin is not a far-fetched dream anymore! Now you too can flaunt a glowing skin that draws attention. And the good news is: no chemicals and no pricey beauty packages. Just a simple four-letter word – yoga – and a long-lasting glow on the face is yours to keep.

How to Increase Height with Yoga?

Growing children are under pressure to increase their height. Try these methods to increase height naturally with these tips..

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Save your skin from ‘sweet poisoning’

Dubbed sweet poison by leading dieticians, research has revealed that consuming too much sugar can lead to inflammation in the skin, which can in turn cause wrinkles and sagging.
When there is too much sugar in the body, sugar molecules link with protein molecules to produce advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). As the human body doesn’t recognise AGEs as being normal it produces antibodies to combat them, which causes inflammation in the skin.
The more sugar you eat the more AGEs are produced. This is called the gylcation process and it results in a saggy, lined complexion. If that isn’t bad enough, the process also makes the complexion more vulnerable to UV and pollution damage.
Slowing down this process is currently top of the agenda for many skincare companies.
While glycation can’t be completely stopped, improving your diet and lifestyle and using specific products and treatments can slow the process.

Following the release of Yves Saint Laurent’s Youth Liberator serum, £97 ( last year, high street chains are now releasing cutting-edge anti-glycation products at a fraction of the price.

Superdrug has just launched PhytoGlyc-Age Anti-Glycation Anti-Ageing skincare.
Created by scientists in Switzerland to address the effects of glycation on the skin, the product is aimed at those over the age of 35.
The range includes an SPF15 Day Cream and Night Serum Concentrate, both £12.99, which are designed to protect cellular DNA from glycation.

The range also includes prodiza, an active ingredient from the Persian Silk Tree, which can penetrate deeply into skin and counteract the accumulation of AGE’s.
Other ingredients to look out for include glycans, grapeseed, pomegranate, ceramides and aloe vera.
Green tea has recently been proven to significantly interfere with the glycation process so if you’re using a product containing green tea (or drinking it regularly), you’re already protecting your skin.

While the glycation process happens gradually over the course of a lifetime, eating a sensible diet and making healthy lifestyle choices can affect how quickly the effects show on our skin.
First reduce your alcohol intake as beverages such as wine and beer contain high amounts of sugar. Women shouldn’t regularly drink more than two to three units a day, while men shouldn’t drink more than four units per day.
Wear sunscreen even when it’s cloudy and try to cut out all sugary foods from your diet, which can be easier said than done. Also make sure to exercise daily and take a supplement such as omega-3, which helps support collagen function.

Any treatment that stimulates new collagen production will also help eradicate glycation damage. Microneedling is great for improving skin texture and boosting collagen supplies and can be used on the face and body, including arms and d├ęcolletage.
A peptide solution is massaged on to the skin before a barrel-like hand roller with hundreds of very fine needles (thinner than your own hair) is rolled over the area to prick the skin.
These pin point punctures are perceived by the body as damage, which activates a wound heal response to regenerate the skin and boost collagen levels, which in turn thickens fine, ageing skin. A course of three to four weekly treatments may be required and you should see results within six weeks.

Half of young women don't know where their vagina is

Half of young women don't know where their vagina is, a shocking study shows.
A poll of 1,000 women found that just half of those aged 26 to 35 could correctly label this part of their anatomy on a medical drawing of the female reproductive system.
In contrast, older women aged 66 to 75 were much better educated about their bodies, with eight in 10 able to correctly label ovaries and nearly nine in 10 the womb.

This gap in knowledge might be partly due to the taboo surrounding the word "vagina".
The study found that 65 per cent of women don't like to use the word vagina or vulva and nearly 40 per cent of 16 to 25-year-olds resort to using code names such as "lady parts" or "women’s bits".

But while it might seem humorous that women don't know where their own sexual organs are the study also reveals some more worrying statistics.
The research, by women's cancer charity The Eve Appeal, discovered that women were disturbingly ill-informed about gynaecological health issues.
In fact, one in five young women were unable to name a single correct symptom of any of the five gynaecological cancers, which affect the womb, cervix, ovaries, vagina and vulva.
And nearly a third of those aged 16 to 35 said they had avoided going to the doctor with gynaecological issues due to embarrassment, while one in 10 said they found it very had to talk to their GPs about these concerns.

These results come as Gynaecological Cancer Awareness month begins today, raising awareness about the cancer which affects one million women worldwide each year.
In fact, in the UK alone, 53 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every day, there are more than 20,000 new cases each year and more than 7,600 deaths.
Helena Morrissey, chairman of The Eve Appeal, said: “At the Eve Appeal we know how important it is to promote straight talking about the signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancers to women of all ages, and this survey has highlighted just how far we still have to go to make this happen.
“These cancers have some of the worst outcomes for women, with a 40 per cent mortality rate.
"Understanding the symptoms will save lives, which is why we are urging women this Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month to talk more openly about these life-saving issues.”

What are the gynaecological cancers?
This term refers to the five cancers that start in the female reproductive system: Cervical, ovarian, vaginal, vulval and womb.
What are the symptoms?
This type of cancer can affect women of all ages but is most common in women between 30 to 45 years of age.
It is a largely preventable disease and the UK cervical screening programme is estimated to save more than 4,000 lives each year.
The key early signs and symptoms include unusual bleeding from the vagina particularly after sex or after menopause when your periods have stopped and persistent vaginal discharge that is blood-stained or smells unpleasant,

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in women and accounts for more UK deaths than all of the other gynaecological cancers put together.
The good news is that if diagnosed at an early stage, the outcome is good.
Early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are: persistent pelvic and abdominal pain; increased abdominal size or persistent bloating; difficulty eating and feeling full quickly and urinary symptoms such as needing to pass water more often than usual.
This type of cancer is a very rare disease with just under 250 cases diagnosed in the UK each year.
Symptoms include bleeding when you are not having a period or bleeding after the menopause - this is the most common symptom. You may have bleeding after sex.
About three out of 10 women have vaginal discharge that smells or is blood stained, there may also be pain during sexual intercourse; a lump or growth in the vagina that you or your doctor can feel - about 10 per cent have this.
A persistent vaginal itch that won't go away
Signs of this cancer can include a lasting itch, pain or soreness, thickened, raised, red, white or dark patches on the skin of the vulva, an open sore or growth visible on the skin, burning pain when you pass urine and vaginal discharge or bleeding.
Watch out for a mole on the vulva that changes shape or colour as well as a lump or swelling in the vulva.
Over 7,500 women are diagnosed every year in the UK.
Uterine cancer is almost always curable if caught at an early stage so it is important for women to be aware of what to look for.
The key early signs and symptoms of womb cancer are vaginal bleeding after the menopause and bleeding from the vagina between periods.
The survey results showed that over half of women find it easy to talk to their female friends about gynaecological health concerns, and more than a third saying the same of their sister.

Monday, 29 September 2014

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

People who've dealt with weight woes can tell you that taming belly fat is one of the most tedious aspects of weight loss. No matter how hard you strive that stubborn belly fat just doesn't budge. But don't give up yet. Consider these reasons to figure out why you're not losing belly fat.

Age can be the reason
As you age, your body changes and the human growth hormone (HGH) level begins to drop down. HGH is an essential hormone that helps fat metabolism and muscle building. Therefore weight loss is much more difficult when you're older.

You're doing the wrong exercise
Many people engage in cardio workouts for most part of their workout sessions. Engaging in cardio exercises like treadmill workout and running hardly does your waist size any good. Instead, opt for a balance of cardio and weight training in order to reduce belly fat.

You don't get enough sleep
You may wonder how and why would sleep affect your weight right? But in reality, sleep affects your overall health and functionality. Not getting enough sleep can directly affect your metabolism. This will cause you to burn less fat and raise your food cravings at the same time. Ensure that you get at least 8 hours of sleep each night to make the most of your workouts.

Manage your stress
Stress causes your body to produce cortisol, the stress hormone. This hormone is known to deplete lean muscle and make your body retain fat in the belly area. It can also enlarge your fat cells thus making them store more fat. Therefore, managing stress is an important factor when trying to lose belly fat or weight in general.

Your eating the wrong foods
The body reacts to different foods differently. Eating too much processed foods and refined grains will pose a problem to your weight loss goals. Consuming too many fats in your diet will also make losing belly fat difficult. To maintain a healthy fat rich diet, opt for monosaturated fats over saturated fats.

How to Increase Height with Yoga?

Growing children are under pressure to increase their height. Try these methods to increase height naturally with these tips.

Generally children are told to hang from a bar or cycle to increase their height, but we look at the age old method that is intrinsic to India. We look at how yoga can be used to increase height and grow naturally.

These are the yoga exercises to grow naturally:

1) Suryanamskar: Surya Namaskar comprises a sequence of 12 yoga postures. If done at a fast pace, surya namaskar provides a good cardiovascular workout. At a slower pace, the postures help tone the muscles and can be relaxing and meditative.
Try out Surya Namaskar for Beginners

2) Shavasana: Shavasana, is an asana to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. It is also known as Corpse Pose. This asana is one of the easiest asanas to get into but the most difficult to practice. It helps in decreasing heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, general anxiety, and panic attacks.
This technique is popularly known as the downward facing dog. Place your palms and knees on the yoga mat with your knees aligned directly under your hips and your hands a little ahead of your shoulders. This posture should be such that your toes are facing upwards. Now, exhale and slightly lift your pelvis away from the floor. Do not allow your head to dangle freely and hold it firmly in between your arms. Maintain this posture for minute or two and then relax. Repeat this for a total of 5-6 times per session.
Try out Shavasana: Revive Your Mind, Body and Soul

3) Trikonasana (Triangle pose): The triangle pose stretches the legs, chest, hips and spine and also strengthens them.

Yoga for Naturally Glowing Skin

Having a healthy, radiant skin is not a far-fetched dream anymore! Now you too can flaunt a glowing skin that draws attention. And the good news is: no chemicals and no pricey beauty packages. Just a simple four-letter word – yoga – and a long-lasting glow on the face is yours to keep.

But before we talk about the solution, let’s first understand where skin problems such as wrinkles and dark spots stem from.

Common causes of skin problems
  • Some women start wrinkling premature, primarily due to stress or unhealthy lifestyle practices such as smoking, alcohol, drug addiction and wrong food habits.
  • Acne is common among women of all age groups. Sometimes, it could occur due to hormonal changes in the body. In this case, there’s nothing to worry about because it heals itself with time.
  • Improper digestion also shows up in the form of pimples.

5 yoga tips for healthy skin
Practice asanas (yoga postures), particularly inverted poses and forward bends, which help increase blood circulation to the head and face area. Some examples are Cobra Pose, Fish Pose, Plow Pose, Shoulder Stand, Triangle Pose, and Child Pose. These postures also increase oxygenation to the system; as such are called chest openers.

For women with oily skin, acne becomes a problem in summer. Cooling pranayamas (breathing exercises), such as Sheetali and Sheetkari, provide a cooling effect and retain skin glow. Also, learn the Jalneti technique and practice it everyday. It facilitates physical and emotional cleansing.

To improve digestion, Wind-Relieving Posture (Pavanamuktasana), Kneeling Pose (Vajrasana), Bow Pose (Dhanurasana), Nadi Shodhan pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing), and Kapal Bhati pranayama (Skull-Shining Breathing Technique), are good on empty stomach. Kapal Bhati, an effective detoxifying technique, is aptly named so as Kapal means forehead and Bhati means glowing. Detoxification happens through forceful exhalation, the first effect of which shows in the form of naturally glowing skin.

Meditate twice a day. The more you do, the more you will radiate from within and without. Who needs makeup then? Meditation will be your natural makeup that lasts long and makes you look beautiful!

Practice at least 20 minutes of facial yoga exercises everyday at home. These will help tighten face muscles. Massage your jaws to reduce stress, massage your eyebrows for a dose of instant relaxation, try the 'kiss and smile technique' (push out your lips as though to kiss a baby and then smile as broadly as you can) to exercise your face muscles. To naturally remove toxins from the system, doing some fast-paced yoga exercises such as quick rounds of Surya Namaskar, which make you perspire, is also a good idea.

Note: Take the tips mentioned above as preventive more than curative. Regular yoga practice will keep acne worries at bay and keep you glowing longer.

The Importance of Yoga in Today's Crazy World

Today’s world, whether you’re a housewife or a college kid, is frenetic. There’s no two ways about it. Everything we do requires us to be in a constant state of rushing around. Time is of essence more often than not and we tell ourselves that we would do a certain thing only if we had more time.  Yoga on the other hand, handed down through centuries when time had a completely different meaning, can teach us a thing or two about how to deal with the monster called time.

How will yoga benefit your life?

Slow activity
– I’m not talking about power yoga here, but the yoga in its pure form of slower stretches and breathing. A lot of people shun the idea of ever doing yoga because it is slow. In fact, I know a couple of people who actually did one class and left because they got bored with the pace. But in today’s world, where life is flying by us and we barely seem to keep up, does all activity need to be frenetic too?

We have already established that exercise helps us to unwind. But doing something that adds to the pace may not always be an answer. Yoga on the other hand makes you stop in your tracks and slows down your mind and body. During a tough yoga session, your mind has to be present in order for you to perform. Which means it will switch gears from thinking overtime about all the other things going on and focus on the present. What could possibly be more relaxing?

Unnatural postures –
another thing that we do a lot more today then we ever did before is sit. We sit for hours and hours at our work desks or at home in front of the TV. Sitting on chairs is not exactly the most natural of postures for human beings. (Though today it’s almost laughable that I even bring this up. We are not cavemen, so why should we not use chairs right?)

What sitting does though, is that it ignores a lot of vital muscles in our bodies, the glutes for example. The glutes are very important to strengthen as our entire body revolves around them. Yoga with its many postures strengthens and gainfully employs these sleeping muscles like the core and the glutes so that they gain power and come to life again.

Yoga also plays an important role in correcting our posture, which has gone out of spin, due to the hours of sitting. An incorrect posture leads to a whole gamut of new problems, the older we get.

So give yoga a shot if you feel that the pace of life is getting to you. Try something slow and deceivingly easy for a change. You’ll be doing your mind and body a huge favour.

How to Lose Weight With Yoga

How to lose weight with yoga is on everyone's mind as 2013 begins with a powerpacked list of health resolutions across the board. But is yoga really that effective for weight loss? Do all forms of yoga help and promote weight loss? With a number of yoga variations out there, which yoga form can help you lose weight quickly? All valid questions, as yoga has gained immense popularity and with popularity come myths and misconceptions. Here's a look at why you should give yoga a try if weight loss is on your mind.

How does yoga affect the body?
  • Yoga, by virtue of being an exercise, increases metabolism
  • Some yoga exercises that are physically challenging can help you burn calories
  • Yoga exercises that challenge you can increase your heart rate
  • Yoga poses help lengthen and tense muscles 
  • Yoga poses help make your joints supple and flexible 

Whether all yoga is beneficial for weight loss is a point of debate that has been studied over the years. As a direct form of exercise that, in partnership with a good diet plan, helps weight loss, yoga has certain forms that rely on speed, up-tempo, cardio and strength related work. Such forms of yoga can, undeniably, help weight loss. Contemporary yoga forms like power yoga, for instance, are rich in moves that promote agility and calorie-burning. But, if it's the meditative and restive yoga that you find interesting, then weight loss must not be priority.

For starters, slow yoga - even when performed at high room temperatures - will, at best, give you a slight spike in metabolic rate. Unless you elevate your heart rate, you will not experience any benefits of actual fat burn or muscle-building; both of which are the hallmarks of healthy weight loss.

How Does Power Yoga Help Weight Loss

Power yoga has gained popularity around the world because it gives you a whole body workout, with flexibility, toning, strength building, and functional movements and also elicits properties of what a good aerobics or cardio session can do. Power yoga is one of the most modern forms of yoga as it has adapted to taking all the learnings of yoga and uniting them with today’s more urgent need of weight loss and fitness, by making yoga upbeat and current. The fast pace of power yoga is what makes it popular.

How to Lose Weight with Yoga: What you need

If you have decided that yoga is the exercise for you, then you need to find an experienced yoga professional and be clear with him/her about your weight loss goals. You will need to set a balanced diet routine for yourself, so that you do not sabotage your yoga weight loss efforts with bad eating habits.

Beyond that, all you need is a yoga mat and a place that allows you to practise yoga without interruptions. Soothing background music also helps.

Though fast yoga may help you lose weight, there are a few parameters that decide the pace of your weight loss. Determination, dedication and discipline should be followed for an effective weight loss programme.

How Eating Fish Helps with Weight Loss

When it comes to fish, most people tend to either love it or hate it. If you already love it then we don't have to convince you to eat more of it, but if you hate it then maybe these facts will help change your mind.

Fish is a superfood

Fish is the ultimate superfood, because it not only contains plenty of vitamins and Omega-3, which are good for your eyes, skin and heart, it also helps to prevent arthritis, ease menstrual cramps, lower cholesterol, promote brain function and alleviate depression.

Fish is a filling meal

In addition to all of these health benefits, fish is also extremely good for weight loss. To begin with, a fish-based meal is both light but filling, allowing you to feel full without eating too much.

Fish is healthier than red meat

Fish is full of proteins and it has fewer calories and saturated fats than red meat. If you make fish an integral part of your diet plan to lose weight, you will automatically be eating more seafood and less red meat. This will not only help you to shed those pounds faster, it will also improve your cholesterol levels and your heart function.

Types of fish

There are two types of fish, lean fish and fatty fish, and both are good for weight loss. Fatty fish tend to be less popular with people since they have a stronger fishy flavour, however they are not more unhealthy for you than lean fish. Though they contain higher fats, these are the healthy Omega-3 fats that are good for you. Lean fish include grouper, flounder, tilapia, cod, halibut, haddock and red snapper which fatty fish include salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel and sardines.

Fish can be cooked in healthy ways

Of course, you cannot eat fried fish and expect to lose weight. Instead, depending on what type of fish you are eating and the ingredients you have on hand, you can choose to either steam, grill, broil or roast it. Sushi is another healthy mode of preparation for fish.

Fish is a versatile food

Fish can easily be prepared in a multitude of ways, depending on one’s tastes and preferences. You can go with the spice-laden gravy preparation of fish curry or a lightly steamed continental preparation accompanied by vegetables. Since there are so many options, you can easily make three different fish dishes a week so that you don’t get bored eating the same thing time and again.

Fish lifts your mood

One drawback of dieting is that it can make you feel unhappy and depressed, since you are restraining yourself from eating all the things that you normally would. Fish is known to have qualities that alleviate depression and lighten your mood, so it will help you get through your diet easily. 

Fish oil as a substitute 

For people who do not like fish, fish oil is a good substitute for the nutrients and can help you lose weight. It has been included in many diets as a weight loss tool, but it is not half as effective as eating actual fish. Fish oil is also a good option for vegetarians who do not mind consuming the fish oil tablets.

Effective Tips on How to Make Your Taxes Lower

Every tax payer desires to know how to reduce tax payments. Instead of giving false tax details, try to seek help from the experts. There are multiple ways on how to reduce your taxes. You just have to familiarize each method to have a successful result.
The Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is a key element in recognizing your taxes. This affects your financial life outside of taxes such as mortgage lenders, banks and college financial aid programs. With great significance of AGI, you have to start your tax planning here.  Simply ask yourself, what goes into your AGI?  This is your income from all sources minus the adjustment incomes. If you have a high total income, you will also have a high AGI. It means that the more money you generate, the more taxes you will pay and vice versa.
To reduce your taxes, the best way that you can do is to lessen your income.  You can do this by contributing money to any retirement plan. Your contribution reduces your income and that lowers your tax bill. In addition, you can also reduce your AGI through several adjustments to income.  These adjustments are deductions. You just have to include a student loan interest paid and any related expenses.  For additional guide, here are the other ways on how to make your taxes lower before the end of the year:
  • If you are paying an estimated income tax to the country you reside in, you can pay your 4th quarter estimated ahead of time. You can do this through paying it in December vs January of the succeeding year. This can help in increasing your state income tax deduction.
  • If you have real estate taxes that are due on February of the succeeding year, you can have the payment in December. Through this, you will increase your real estate tax deduction.
  • Most tax payers take the benefits of holiday seasons. December is a month of gift giving and sharing. Like others, you can make a donation to a recognized charitable organization. This scheme can also help in reducing your tax.
  • In case you want to buy any device for your business, you have to make that purchase in December instead of January. This can help in reducing your tax for the current year.
  •  If you are working for an employer and have a yea-end bonus, you can ask your employer if they could give your bonus in the beginning of January instead of December. This can help in avoiding a high tax pay for the current year.
Upon knowing the different tips on how to reduce your taxes, you don’t have to worry about your tax bills. You can easily pay your tax bill because of its low charges.
Reducing your taxes can be easily done. You just have to think of the best solution to your financial concern.  By considering the above tips, expect that you will be surprised upon receiving your tax bills. So, don’t ignore the above tips and learn how to reduce your taxes now!

How A Good Accountant Can Help You Minimize Your Taxes

People who are making mistakes in filling their taxes are growing in numbers. Other typical mistakes include filing and submitting inappropriate address, utilizing incorrect tax table and filing status, and more. These mistakes can actually cost you either higher tax refund or payment more than the amount you actually owe.
There are services offered by professionals that can help you handle your taxes but these typically charge fees. However, these services can help eliminate your confusion and stress and can result to proper filing of taxes, reduce the possibility of costly mistakes and minimize your taxes.
Minimizing your taxes can be an ideal way to ease your worries and financial burden. It can somehow be difficult and expensive to settle and pay back your taxes while trying to keep up with your current taxes. Seeking professional help from an accountant is viewed to be as a positive way of learning more about relief programs that are available and apply for any financial tax assistance.
What Accountant Can Do For You?
Aside from helping you minimize your taxes, accountant can also do the following for you:
  • Makes it easy for you to file your tax return on minimal cost except in some cases that practice finances are ultimately straightforward. However, hiring accountants in preparing your tax forms can be beneficial for various reasons.
  • Some says that hiring accountant will just cost you more especially when paying for service fee. But with an accountant’s expertise, you will be suggested with proven techniques on how you can minimize your taxes. A good accountant has sufficient knowledge about rules, exceptions and complexities of tax laws.
  • Working with a trusted accountant helps minimize costly errors when filling. In events that clients get audited, a good and reliable accountant can give the most appropriate advice with regards to the best ways of presenting your case.
  • Aside from preparing documents in a given tax period, your accountant can also recommend tax-saving strategies all throughout the year. Tax law sometimes changes and this makes timing for certain deductions and expenses important.
  • An accountant can also help you choose plans and options that perfectly match your present financial situation.
  • If you are self employed, own a business or have rental properties, a good accountant can assist you in finding opportunities to minimize your taxes by depreciating real estate or business assets.
  • If you are thinking on selling some of your real estate properties, your accountant can help you utilize like-kind exchange in minimizing taxes on the gain of real estate assets that you are opting to sell.
When it comes to minimizing your taxes and dealing with all other tax-related concerns, hiring an accountant seems to be the best option you can take. You can find competent and highly capable accountant by doing an online research or seek for referrals and recommendations from trusted friends, families and colleagues. Look for a Certified Public Accountant for this gives you the assurance of credibility in their respective profession.

Tax deductible donations

The main characteristic of charity is that it is a non-profit status. The eligibility should be first documented in the Internal Revenue Service earlier than the organization has the ability to solicit charitable gifts or donation in a certain country or state. Small churches or charity that has yearly income for about $5,000 is not required to apply for tax exemption. The Council of Better Business Bureaus stated that a certain organization that is soliciting memberships and contribution will surely fall under the following taxes:
  • Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (4)
In this classification, it actually handles the organizations inside the lobby of governmental bodies in behalf of a particular cause. It also works in social welfare activities. A certain group can also incorporate in local employee associations, fire departments, and civic organizations. The contributions under this category are not a deductable just like in charitable donations.
The groups who are exempted on it are similar groups and volunteer fire departments who are collecting funds that they will use in public purposes and other veterans who are still covered by this code. Some professional’s say that it can be subtracted the same as the expenses in business when they are required to pay their business tax.
  • Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3)
Under this code, the groups that are included on it are scientific, educational, literary, charitable, religious and also those who are helping international or national proletarian sports competitions, testing the safeties of public places, and avoidance of cruelty to animals and children.
When a certain organization is exempted in the tax deduction, it doesn’t mean that their gifts will be immediately included in the tax deductable. For instance, the gifts which they will give to charities that it located in the foreign countries are always included in the United States income tax form. Even though the donations for charity are included in tax-deductibles, it is officially determined through its foundation status.
This code comes out in three main designations, and these are:
-          Private foundation
In this designation, the private foundation will get the most income from the endowments and investments. The money from these two will use in giving award to the several groups who really deserve it.
-          Public charity
The public charity will instantly receive a great amount of income from the government or public.
-          Private operation foundation
The private operating foundation is one of the private foundations that donate lots of assets to charity. They also provide grants to some charities that are near in their place.
  • Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (6)
In this code, the boards and trade associations are covered by it. Aside from that, business leagues, chambers of commerce, and real estate are still covered by this code. According to the IRS, the contributions under this code from organizations are not really deductable just like to charitable donations in the federal taxes. However, these will be deducted to the expenses in business when they are required to pay the tax of their business.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

20 Interesting Facts about the Vagina

The vagina is the opening that leads from your external genitals (between your legs) to the uterus (womb) and your other internal reproductive organs. The skin you can see between your legs on the outside of your genitals is called the vulva. The neck or opening of the uterus inside the vagina is called the cervix. Here we tell you interesting facts about the vagina, including vaginal odour, vaginal discharge, G-spot and much more…

Hairy tales: Physiologists report that hairy bushes generate a cushion like effect when things heat up, it also prevents friction. Hairy vaginas preserve vaginal odors that turn on a lot of men.

Vaginas are like space, if there is nothing in it to hold it up or open it, it will crumble.

While penis sizes are widely discussed did you know that an average length of an unaroused vagina in an adult female is 2.5-3.0 inches wide and 3.5 inches long. During  intercourse or while giving birth the vagina expands to 200%.

The hair on the vagina has a life of three weeks only, and then it falls vis-a-vis hair on your scalp that can grow for up to seven years.
Like our eyes, vaginas are also self-cleaning organs. It is due to this reason experts discourage douching.  

A lot of women think that the vagina is a huge Pandora box where they can actually lose things. There have been occasions when women have gone to a gynecologist complaining about losing a tampon, or a condom or a sex toy in the vagina. Only tiny microscopic sperms can swim through the cervix.

You might think that using a floral spray on your vagina, will give it a sweet-smelling scent, but this could actually ruin the pH level of your vagina and cause irritation and other problems. 

Choose cotton panties over other material as they dry quickly and also allows passage of air, which further helps in preventing yeast infections due to damp conditions. So, avoid fancy underwear made from fabrics like lace, silk or synthetic material.

Listen to this, a medical condition called pelvic prolapsed where a women’s vagina can hang and fall out of her legs. Don’t worry this can be fixed. 

Pretty rare, but there can be chances that a vagina can be allergic to the proteins in the semen. One can suffer from itching, burning and swelling after having sex. Interestingly, research reveals that certain vaginas might be allergic to certain penises only and might work fine with others.

Like breasts and bums, vaginas can sag too. The reason can be hormonal changes, child birth, and genetics. Kegels exercises works wonders and prevents vaginal sagging, also weight gain, smoking and constipation are other causes of vaginal sagging.

Vaginal discharge differs from woman to woman. Women can discharge a quarter teaspoon of discharge in a matter of eight hours. This amount increases during ovulation(1.96 grams).

The vagina has a special fart of its own, unlike gas that ejects foul odour and fecal waste, a vaginal fart is odourless.  

Once a gynaecologists was asked how did it feet to look at vaginas all day long, she replied saying “it’s like a bunch of different hairstyles.”

Kegel exercise will help to strengthen your pelvic muscles and also help you enjoy sex. While you urinate, try stopping your urine midstream, by tightening your muscles for few seconds and then release them. 

The smell of each vagina depends on different factors, like the live bacteria in the vagina, diet, hygiene, amount of sweat and gland secretions. 

Your vagina is odourless when you step out of a shower, its musky when you are perspiring after a workout, it smells similar to iron when a women is in her menses, and finally it smells like bread when there is a high quantity of yeast accumulated in the vagina. After sex, the vagina smells like bleach and it smells the yuckiest when there is an excess growth of bacteria.

Best ways to clean your vagina:

  • Shave your pubic hair

  • Try using baby wipes when using the loo

  • Cranberry juice is an anti-bacterial food, try drinking a glass of it occasionally

  • When at home, go panty free

  • Avoid tight fitting jeans and panty hose

  • Alcohol, onions, garlic, gravies, coffee can affect the way your vagina smells, keep a tab on their consumption

Experiencing pain while having sex for the first time is completely normal, but if continues to persists than it can be due to inflammation of vestibule or due to involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscle. A vagina can also be allergic to condoms in some cases.

Affirmations for Good Health

Quaid-E-Azam Said "Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, and your values become your destiny."

Many people believe this to be true - that you are your beliefs and so you must believe good things in order to make them come true for yourself. Affirmations are positive thoughts that you must say out loud to yourself every day, in order to guide your thinking and improve your life. By doing this, you rewire your brain to believe that nothing is impossible. Studies have shown that like exercise, affirmations can trigger the release of endorphins in your body and create new clusters of positive thought.

In fact, there are several studies that have demonstrated the power of the mind over the body. It is manifested in a phenomenon called the placebo effect, whereby people are made to believe that they are being given medicines, but they are actually being given fake pills that have no medical benefits whatsoever. Many of these patients have reported feeling much better and some have even been cured. This happens even though they have not taken any medicines at all, but because their mind has been convinced that they are going to get better.

If you would like to give this method a try, you can make your own affirmations, or search for affirmations to help you with other areas of your life, or start out with some of these basic affirmations:
• I am a healthy person.
• I love taking care of my health.
• My body is healthy, strong and energetic.
• My mind is healthy, positive and optimistic.
• I eat healthy food every day so that I can remain healthy.
• I love exercise and I exercise every day so that my body can stay healthy.
• My body is working perfectly, my immunity is strong and I do not have any diseases.

Say these to yourself at least once a day, out loud and with conviction. You can even print them or write them out and stick them in your room or at your workplace, in a place where you will see them often. You can also record yourself saying them and play this recording every night before you sleep - your mind is at its most impressionable when you are sleepy and you will absorb them subconsciously.

Vaginal 'Grooming' Versus Vaginal Health

Today, Dr. Sudha Marwah - Gynecologist & Obstetrician at Spectrum Healthcare, Mumbai, helps us understand whether expensive vaginal grooming treatments are actually worth the price. Read this before making any decisions...

Is vajazzling safe?
Vajazzling is when the vagina is decorated with glitters and jewels for good appearance. The stones are glued to the vulva. This method can only be done after getting a full Brazilian wax. Dr. Sudha says, "Applying adhesive to your freshly waxed vagina, can cause a little trouble to many women, who have sensitive skin. The irritation caused by the adhesive can subside or it can get itchy. Besides, it may trouble your partner as well."

Is shaving the vagina safe?
This is one of the most common methods to take care of pubic hair. Shaving is a quick technique but it can also lead to prickly hair growth which can become itchy and uncomfortable. Besides, it can also create tiny tears, which can be an entry for infection and bacteria. If you get nicks or cuts, then it can get infected.

Is pubic hair dyeing safe?
Dr. Sudha says, "The skin of your vagina is ten times thinner than your scalp, and dyeing this hair will interfere with its health. Dyeing your pubic hair can affect the heath of the vagina by causing extra white discharge or irritation or redness."

Is bleaching pubic hair safe?
Due to constant waxing and shaving, your vagina can turn dark. To get rid of this dark skin on or around vaginal area, most women prefer bleaching. The chemicals used in the bleaching products can cause severe skin irritation, blisters and even burns. Hence, make sure you get in touch with an expert.

Is it safe to use products to cleanse the vagina?
The constant use of chemicals and products can sometimes irritate or upset the normal pH balance of your vaginal skin, and can cause irritation and infections. In order to avoid foul smell, Dr. Sudha says, "Bathe regularly, change out of sweaty clothes more frequently and avoid wearing tight clothes."

Is it safe to pierce the vagina?
Mostly the piercing is done in the clitoral hood of the vagina, but at times the inner and outer labia or perineum can also be pierced. Piercing in any part of the body increases the chances of infection. Besides, vaginal piercing can increase your risk to bacterial infection, bleeding, nerve damage, allergies and severe scarring.

Is Brazilian waxing safe?
Brazilian waxing is done by using warm wax. Warm wax is applied to hair and covered with small strips of cloth. When the wax hardens, the cloth is pulled off quickly to remove hair from the roots. Waxing can weaken the skin of your vaginal tissues, which can result in a rash and other infections. Besides, if hygiene is not maintained then serious complications may arise.