Smooth Sailing for the Best Shave

Shaving is like brushing your teeth. It is generally a hassle, but it needs to be done, and the results are always satisfying. That is, unless you have a fight with your shaver every day. Here are some facts and tips to ensure your daily shave goes smoothly.

Shaving 101

Your legs must be wet for at least two to three minutes before applying your shaving cream. That way the hair is soft and pliable, easier to cut. Don’t use soap, it just dries out your legs and makes for a poor shave.

Make sure you have the right tool. There are various styles of shavers, but not all legs or hair growth are the same. Triple blades work well, but no matter the blade type you use, change it frequently. If not done carefully, shaving can irritate the skin, the hair follicle, and the oil gland, which causes a rash. Ingrown hairs also pose a chance of infection. See a dermatologist for the right solution.

Choose a shaving cream or gel that contains emollients for a hydrating effect, and one that is fragrance free to avoid irritation to your skin. Steer away from products that contain irritants including alcohol, menthol and peppermint. Find yourself out of shaving cream? Hair conditioner or body cleanser works just fine.

Apply even pressure and shave against the growth of hair. Follow up with a moisturizer to keep your skin moist and supple. (Read about Moisturizers), but avoid creams with AHAs because the glycolic acid can irritate freshly-shaven skin. To learn more about your interest on “cool springs plastic surgery reviews“, check here

Are there shaving alternatives?

Indeed there are. While temporary hair removal can be done by shaving, waxing or by epilation (electrolysis and thermolysis) another method is removing hair with …

Best Moisturizers: Myth or Medicine?

Who doesn’t want smooth, hydrated, healthy skin? From basic formulas that claim to keep skin moist, to concoctions that promThe ise an end to aging skin and wrinkles, the choice of a skin moisturizer can be overwhelming. You can look at information on moisturizers for different skin types.

Product, product on the wall, which is the best moisturizer of all?

Essentially, moisturizers are used to replace natural skin oils to cover tiny fissures in the skin, and to provide a soothing protective film. Thus, evaporation of the skin’s moisture is slowed, which helps to improve the appearance and feel of dry and aging skin. An effective moisturizer increases water content, reduces water loss, and restores the skin’s ability to retain water.

(Scientists say a moisturizer will smooth skin to temporarily make wrinkles less apparent, but unfortunately, moisturizing your skin will not have any long-term effect on wrinkles.)

Look for products that:

help to make the skin smooth and supple

duplicate and enhance the skin’s natural moisture retention mechanisms

are good to sensitive skin – hypoallergenic, non-sensitizing, fragrance free, non-comedogenic (Read about Sensitive Skin Other Skin Conditions.)

absorb rapidly and last long.

Remember, too, just because a product has a certain ingredient, that doesn’t necessarily mean it has enough of it to make a difference. Dermatologists look for a number of substances to complete a moisturizer’s make-up: Learn more about facial rejuvenation center nashville

Emollients such as plant and mineral oils, shea and cocoa butter, petrolatum, cholesterol, silicones or animal oils (including emu, mink and lanolin). These lubricating ingredients soften and smooth skin while helping it to retain moisture.

Water-binding agents that keep water in the skin, called Humectants, are important for skin damaged by sun and dehydration, but they won’t help your skin retain water.

Occlusives, which are substances that …

UFman2 Wins Full-Tilt-Poker토토 꽁머니 XI Event 17

토토 꽁머 XI continued yesterday night with Event #17, the 6-max rebuy and addon tournament. The tournament had a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 and with a great turnout and lots of rebuys, it managed to surpass that by over $175,000. There were 1,091 entrants to the tournament, 27 of which were Full Tilt pros. During the rebuy period and first break, there was a total of 2100 rebuys and 737 addons, which helped push the prize pool past its guarantee.

After one hour of play, just over 200 players had already been eliminated, leaving 868 left to continue the battle. It was paigowpro who jumped out to the early lead, accruing 34k in chips throughout the hour. Following close behind him was well known online tournament pro Jon ‘sketchy1’ Eaton, who was sitting in sixth place with just over 22k chips. Four of the Full Tilt pros sat in the top 100 players after one hour, with Marco Traniello leading the way in 24th place with a 15k chipstack. Not too far behind Marco was Vivek Rajkumar, whose 13k in chips was good enough for 52nd place. Also, TheWacoKidd and SorenKongsgaard were sitting in 79th and 80th place respectively with around 12k in chips after the first hour.


After three hours of play, it was past FTOPS event winner imabigkidnow (winner of FTOPS X Event #14) who was sitting atop the leaderboard with 71k in chips. Two different Full Tilt pros had made a move by this time, as Isaac Baron was holding onto 30th place with 36k in chips, while Jordan Morgan was trailing slightly behind in 33rd with a thousand less. Other notable players hanging near the top at this point in time were stevie444 (currently ranked in the top 200 on Full Tilt and …

Csimmsux wins Full-Tilt-Poker 꽁머니 지급 XI Main Event


The final event of FullTilt’s Online 꽁머니  Series, or FTOPS has just finished.  5,287 player entered the $500+$35 Main Event, creating an enormous $2,643,500 prize pool.  Most of the world’s best online and live tournament professionals were on hand vying for a first place check of $456,056.  FullTilt was well represented, as 67 of its own “Red Pros” participated in the event, with five making the money.

Each FTOPS Event has its own host, and the Main Event’s host was no slouch.  Juanda has three WSOP bracelets to his name and a victory in the 2008 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event.   His WSOP bracelets, in PLO, 2-7TD, and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo show he is a student of all poker games.  Juanda has appeared numerous times on million dollar cash games and High Stakes Poker.

Entering the final table as one of the chip leaders was “csimmsux” who won FTOPS Event #17 last year for over $488,000.  Immediately to his left was another player sporting an FTOPS Gold Jersey.  Fresh off his victory in FTOPS event #9 last week for over $115,000 “Luie Sojo” has to be having the best series of any player. Here’s how the final table started:

Seat 1: CHOOK2120 (4,755,158)

Seat 2: clubflush5 (1,906,834)

Seat 3: 23bigd23 (2,547,161)

Seat 4: dump22 (5,503,414)

Seat 5: supermanpunch (1,607,481)

Seat 6: PartyPimp (5,270,108)

Seat 7: csimmsux (6,785,550)

Seat 8: Luie Sojo (2,624,144)

Seat 9: KA1SERfknS0ZE (8,652,650)

First to go was Sojo who fell victim to a nice call from “clubflush5.”  A big flop for both players gave little hope to Sojo as he had to settle for 9th place and just over $34,000:

Seat 1: CHOOK2120 (2,913,324)

Seat 2: clubflush5 (3,268,668)

Seat 3: 23bigd23 (4,109,322)

Seat 4: dump22 (5,048,414)

Seat 5: supermanpunch (3,548,577)

Seat …

UK to Modernise Gambling Laws

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I-gaming industry professionals attending the European I Gaming exhibition in Barcelona November 11th, welcomed a speech by Peter Dean, chairman of the UK Gaming Board, that indicated that the UK government intends to extensively liberalise and update their gambling laws.

Mr. Dean outlined the government’s approach, saying that the UK’s  Slot Gampang Menang licensing system would include thorough checks into companies financial status and company directors. He added that there would be a three million pound fund contributed by the industry on a voluntary basis that would go to helping people with gambling addictions. So far the industry has already raised two million pounds even before the regulations are implemented.

Although there are no figures on the taxes that would be imposed as yet, an interim report is due in April 2004, with the new legislation expected to be implemented by 2005.

IGT Eyes UK Market

International Game Technology, one of the largest slot makers in the world, is set to expand into the UK market.

“We are very well prepared for the new legislation,” Robert Lamb, vice president and managing director of IGT U.K. Ltd., said. “Our business strategy is in place in the market when it opens.”

IGT created the U.K. division about a year ago to spearhead expansion plans in the region.

Under anticipated deregulation laws, Britain would be allowed to build more casinos, including suburban gambling halls, while casinos could offer Las Vegas-style slot machines with larger cash jackpots and linked progressives.

The company has speculated that Britain — now offering a few hundred traditional slot machines in casinos — could support from 40,000 to 45,000 slots.

UKbetting Diversifies

UKbetting, an Internet gambling and sports content company has launched a broadband Internet service aimed at football, rugby and racing punters.

The price of the monthly service …

Women Fail to Seduce Male Readers

New research published by the Orange Prize for Fiction reveals that women still have to work twice as hard as men to get their books read by the opposite sex.

Additionally men will often pass over books written by men if the choice of cover design or title indicates that it is a ‘female read’ regardless of subject matter.

The research [in which twenty books were shown to 200 respondents – male and female] was commissioned to address the following questions:

How important is the gender of the author in our choice of books?

To what extent are particular authors’ books perceived as being written mainly for women, for men or for both and on what basis is this judgement made?

Do books written by women have to ‘work harder’ to sell to men than vice-versa?

Respondents — who were chosen to be a nationally representative selection of adults who read literary fiction — were shown front and back covers of 20 titles and asked to categorise them as intended to be read i) mainly by men ii) mainly by women iii) by both about equally. In addition, focus groups were used for qualitative research…

Resources for writers

The Orange Award for New Writers will be awarded for the first time in 2005 to coincide with the Orange Prize for Fiction’s 10th birthday celebrations. The winner will receive £10,000 to help her pursue her work with greater freedom.

Winner announced (7 June 2005)

Shortlist announced (25 April 2005)

The judges will be looking for emerging talent and the evidence of future potential and seeking to identify writers of excellence, originality and accessibility.

All first works of fiction – including novels, short story collections and novellas – written by women of any age or nationality and published in book form in the UK between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 will be eligible. Novels can be entered for both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Orange Award for New Writers in any given year.

The Orange Award for New Writers 2005 shortlist will be announced on Monday April 25th and the prize will be awarded at the 10th Orange Prize for Fiction Award ceremony on Tuesday June 7th.

The Orange Award for New Writers is supported by Arts Council England.

The judges for 2005 are novelist Kamila Shamsie (chair) – who was one of the 21 writers featured in the Orange Futures promotion, editor and publisher Margaret Busby and writer and journalist Alex Clark.…

What sparked 26a?

It was sparked by the death of someone close to me. I had a weirdly comic and mystifying experience of grief and bereavement that had a lot to do with being a twin.

The idea of being cut in half but also doubled by the experience stayed with me for a long time before I began writing the book, which eventually became a novel, essentially, about the relationship between twins.

Other themes in the book, such as marriage and dual heritage, and the contrasts of comedy and tragedy, realism and the supernatural, became metaphors for twinness, for ‘two-ness’.

When did you first realise you wanted to write fiction?

I used to read a lot when I was a teenager and I was enthralled by this power some books had of enveloping you in another world, peculiar, vivid, complex worlds where anything was possible. I started off by writing poetry, but it wasn’t until I was in my twenties, working as a journalist and feeling somewhat restricted writing articles, that I began to want to create such worlds myself.

The way I read was changing. More than simply enjoying being seduced, I began to think about how and why I was being seduced. The more aware and discerning I became as a reader, the stronger became the desire to write. Good fiction, good writing, makes me want to write, and vice versa.

And what did you do before you started writing?

I went into journalism not long after graduating from a media studies degree. I was a dancer for a while, but then decided that if it was a toss between dancing and writing, writing was the thing. I worked full-time on a woman’s magazine then went freelance and began writing fiction alongside journalism.

What are you working on now?

Another …

Orange Award for New Writers

Kamila Shamsie is the author of four novels, including the forthcoming Broken Verses (Bloomsbury, April 2005).

She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Arts Council of England, has been shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Award (for both In the City by the Sea and Kartography), and is the recipient of two prizes from the Academy of Letters in Pakistan.

She is one of the 21 writers chosen as part of the Orange Futures campaign. She lives in Karachi and London, and is currently teaching in America.

Read an interview with Kamila Shamsie

Margaret Busby

Margaret Busby, born in Ghana and educated in Britain, co-founded the publishing house Allison & Busby Ltd, of which she was editorial director for 20 years.

She is the editor of Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writing by Women of African Descent, contributes to many publications and has written drama for the stage and radio.

Read an interview with Margaret Busby

Alex Clark

Alex Clark is a freelance literary journalist and broadcaster who has written for the Guardian, the Sunday Times and the Times Literary Supplement. Alex currently writes for the Daily Telegraph‘s books pages and is also writing a book about only-children.

Read an interview with Alex Clark…