We all know about the hardships women face at the hands of the body-image media. Female celebrities are regularly scrutinized for putting on weight, for losing weight, for getting wrinkles and just about anything else the magazines can throw at them! Sadly, this criticism has leaked into the subconscious of many ‘normal’ women across the world too, with many of us feeling unhappy and dissatisfied with our bodies. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. To counteract this tirade of abuse women face, plenty of affirming body-positivity campaigns have sprung up in retaliation, so it could be argued that women’s body-culture is changing. But where exactly do men fit into all this? Generally speaking, men don’t really get a look in when it comes to body-positivity, as it is frequently assumed that every man is confident with the way they look. This isn’t always necessarily true, however, as the media is just as bad with portraying unachievable images of men as it is with women. The man in your life may be harboring some significant body image and confidence issues, which can have a prominently adverse effect on his quality of life. If you think your other half is struggling with the way they look, here are some things you can do to help him.
Offer practical advice It will come as no surprise to hear that most men don’t really like talking about their feelings – so chances are, your man is reluctant to even to address the things that are getting him down about his body. Living sadly in silence, however, is not going to solve anything. You might feel awkward doing so at first, but offer some practical advice regarding what he can do to eradicate his problem. Perhaps, for example, he was born with a condition such as gynecomastia, and as a result, needs gynecomastia surgery. He may feel too embarrassed to bring this up himself, so giving him a gentle nudge can sometimes be all the encouragement he needs.
Be a team Everywhere you look in advertising, and in movies, images of men with strong chests and sculptured abs stand out. This can leave ‘regular’ men feeling insignificant in comparison, and sometimes even depressed. Exercise is great for both the body and brain, so why not suggest to your man that you both go and work out together? He may see it as a way to simply spend time with you, so if he gets fitter and therefore more confident, it’s merely a bonus.
Compliment him As modern as most relationships are these days, plenty of us still subconsciously fall back into traditional gender roles from time to time. Years ago, men were regarded as being relatively emotionally dulled-beings – but a little compliment here and there can go a long way for both genders! If your partner always tells you how nice you look but you never return the favor, make a point of mentioning something positive to him about his appearance every once in a while. It doesn’t take any effort, and it can give him the little boost he needs to go about his day with more confidence.
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Not every girl has straight, long and luscious hair. Some women have natural curls, and they need embracing. Curly hair may not be the most popular, but it doesn’t have to be a hairstyle that women put up with. The truth is that curly hair can look just as beautiful as straight hair as long as you treat it with love and attention. How do you do that, you ask? Well, you can start by taking a nosey at the tips underneath. They should help your curly locks be the envy of the neighborhood.
Know Your Type To some women, all curls are the same. However, that isn’t true, and it is the biggest mistake you can make. There are dozens of different types, and you need to know which one applies to your hairstyle. Are they short and tight? Or maybe they’re longer and looser. Whatever the case, they need treating differently. It’s for this reason why understanding your curls is the first port of call to making them look the part. If you don’t get them, there is no way to maintain your hair properly. And, that affects the overall style.
Buying a new home is unlike any other purchase in you’re ever going to make in your life. It involves quite literally picking up your life and starting anew in a new home, neighborhood, perhaps a city and living standard. It doesn’t matter if you’re buying up or down, regardless of the price you should see the potential home you buy as an investment. Buyers are exposed to massive pressure the selling agent because of the rising demand for homes, which puts a time constraint on almost every property on the market. But rushing a decision can be a detrimental mistake which cannot be rectified easily and can cause irreversible financial harm. So, when you’re looking at a home you’re interested in, take what you see with a pinch of salt. It may not be all that it seems, and looking behind the curtain to see the skeletal health of a property is the laying foundation of a good purchase.
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The heating system A crucial part of buying a home is knowing that it will perform its most basic function of keeping the occupants warm. Moreover, it’s also about being comfortable, so modern homes also have air condition installed as standard for the warmer months. Both systems need to be in full working order, and when you go for a viewing, this test should be high on the checklist. If the home you want has ticked all other boxes, but before you sign on the dotted line you’d rather make sure that all is well under the paint and wallpaper, hire someone for an expert real estate inspection. The heating and cooling system will be checked regarding the piping, electrical hardware, and software that commands this function, and that no leaks are occurring as water moves around the home for the central heating.
Only during the coldest days of winter does the summer heat feel so appealing. Once the summer is here, you find yourself rapidly struggling with sun-related health issues – sunburns can get very serious if you’re not careful – and trying to relax while the temperatures keep rising. Suddenly the hot weather has lost its appeal. And it’s understandable why: The temperatures are just so high that in some regions it is too hot for planes to fly. Needless to say, it can be difficult to relax during the summer when you’re too warm to be comfortable. But keeping your cool in summer doesn’t mean that you should just stay inside and wait for the cold months of the year to come back. There are still a few tips that can help you to survive the hot weather and to get comfortable, even when the sun is high and hot outside.
In summer more than in any season, it is essential to stay hydrated. Indeed, your body naturally loses more water through perspiration. Consequently, you want to ensure that you drink enough water. As a general rule of the thumb, you should be drinking around 30 mL per kg of body weight to keep your body functions performing normally. This is the equivalent of eight cups of water throughout the day for most people. But you don’t need to limit yourself to water only. Watermelon, cucumber, and even flavored water are a healthy way to vary tastes throughout the day and keep your water intake high. It’s important to remember that while ice creams, cocktails, and frozen coffees might be refreshing, they are not able to keep your body hydrated. Consequently, while a scoop of ice cream might cool you down, it doesn’t help your body to support its natural functions. Remember to drink water throughout the day to help your body to lower its temperature.
When you are getting ready to sell your house, you have to pretend it’s a performance. You’d be forgiven for wondering what on earth we mean, but think about it. You are setting a home stage when you want to sell a house and this stage is going to impress the potential buyers.
If you have a lot of time before you have to sell, you may decide to do up the house a little and work on those DIY projects you haven’t yet finished. Anything you can do to make the house look more inviting is worth it and while staging isn’t mandatory, it sure can help to attract the buyers you want. So, how can you make your home look more inviting so you get that perfect sale?