Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Advantages of Waxing, For Men

Few individuals on Earth know how to truly revel in a hairy back, and even die-hard naturists don't always appreciate the vision of a man in a tight swimsuit with huge swathes of pubic hair peeking from between his thighs. Similarly, a mono-brow is not considered attractive on most members of the male species, and hairy nostrils are not really a pretty sight either.
It's estimated that about one in three men regularly get rid of hair from their backs, chests, legs or pubic regions. It's estimated that about one in three men regularly get rid of hair from their backs, chests, legs or pubic regions.

So what to do? Well, real men - and by that we mean the metrosexual type of male, who isn't afraid to wear a pinky ring or, on occasion, apply a fake tan - swear that male waxing is the way to go. Also known as "maxing", male waxing isn't just for the genitals. In fact, it's arguably the best way to make the hirsute chest hairless, the mono-brow two, and the hairy back a thing of the past.

Why Wax?

Okay guys, let's not go hog-wild here. While you could wax virtually any part of your body where there is hair, it's not recommended or the inside of the ears or nose (ouch!) - unless done by a professional. And leave those eyelashes alone!

It's estimated that about one in three men regularly get rid of hair from their backs, chests, legs or pubic regions - and that nine in ten women find profligate back hair a bit, shall we say, less than appealing. Saying that, don't just grab the nearest razor and dig in. For the vast majority of follicle-phobes, waxing is infinitely preferable to shaving, creaming or plucking. Reasons include:

* Areas that are hairless thanks to waxing remain so for up to eight weeks - depending on the individual - and the hair often grows back infinitely softer and less coarse. That is due to the hair is taken out at the root, as opposed to shaving where just the surface of the hair is removed. * The wax used also acts as an exfoliant, leaving the skin significantly smoother. This is because it removes completely the dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin and reveals smoother, peachier skin in its place. * Men who wax find that unlike with razors, there is no tell-tale stubble the following day. * Some guys find that razors and depilatory creams act as an irritant to their skin, resulting in either a nasty razor-rash, cuts or other damage, or just a bad smell. Waxing is smoother and kinder - and smells fab! * Waxing makes your muscles look larger and better defined, it also allows you get a tan in areas where antecedently the jungle was too dense for the sun to shine through...

Hair-Free with No Hassle: Salon Waxing

For waxing to work, it has to be done correctly. This means either visiting a cosmetologist or waxologist who knows what he or she is doing, or learning how to do it yourself with a house waxing kit.

By far the easiest way to get rid of unwanted hair, salon waxing is suitable for virtually all parts of the body where hair is prolific, although it can be time-consuming and expensive. Before you book an appointment, however, make sure the salon accepts both male and female clientele - or you may be out on your hairy butt faster than you can say "Wax me".

The salon waxing method is simple: warm wax is applied to the parts of the skin where you want hair removed, in the direction of hair growth. Wax is then poured onto a specific area, left briefly, then pulled off in the opposite direction, with the support of a muslin cloth or other piece of fabric. Quick, well-to-do and only briefly painful! Most salons offer many different types of male waxing packages, including:

Brazilian Wax

If you can't figure this one out, these three words ought to help: back, sac and crack. Also known as the Boyzilian or Guyzilian, it can transform even the hairiest of apes into a rugged, smooth yet sleek Adonis. All hair is removed completely, with the exception of a small "landing strip" in the pubic area. It does hurt, but not more than pulling a big old band-aid off a hairy patch of skin.

Hollywood Wax

Similar to the Brazilian, with this form of male genital waxing virtually all the pubic hair is removed - with the landing strip - leaving you as peachy as the day you were born...

Back Wax

Some men complain of slight irritation for a few days, so this might not be a great idea if you have to wear a tight-fitting suit in a sweltering boardroom directly after.

Chest Wax

Ripping off your hair against the direction of growth achieves the best results - and can also be very painful. Be prepared for small red welts the following day, so if you have a hot date you might want to postpone it until mid-week. And if you find your date actually prefers luxurious chest hair billowing out from your shirt, you'll be out of luck.

Facial Wax

Not what you might think. Waxing the beard or scalp isn't recommended, this is mainly for the eyebrows, nostril area, nape of the neck and outside of the ears. Also good for getting rid of stray hairs on the face - much better than plucking them away.

Please note that many do-it-yourself home waxing kits are on the market today, so ask around to find one that really works. Home waxing can make sense if you want to wax the hair off your legs or for some parts of the face. But if you want a Brazilian or something even more , it's better to visit a salon than attempt it yourself.

Top Tips

* Stay out of the sun and stay away the ocean or pool for at least a entire 24 hours before waxing. * Hair that is roughly ? to ? inch long is the perfect length to be waxed. If you have never trimmed your pubic hair before, you might want to cut it to this length before visiting a salon - so get out those garden shears! * The only clothing required for male genital waxing is a pair of socks, in case your tootsies get cold. Underwear and shirts can get damaged by the wax, so it's best to take them off. If you're the easily embarrassed type, you will be offered a cloth to drape over the parts that are not being waxed. * Make sure you are the right type of candidate for waxing before you dive in. If you are taking certain acne drugs e.g. Accutane, for example, the skin can be weakened and can actually tear off when waxed. Similarly, people who have diabetes or other conditions such as varicose veins might want to avoid waxing as they are more prone to infection as a result. * If you are a waxing virgin, you should know that hair regrowth can be extremely itchy, although the more often you wax, the less noticeable this common side-effect will become. Also, be prepared for some pain and discomfort but remember, no pain, no gain.

Waxing isn't for everyone, and after reading this you may find that being a hairy bastard actually suits you after all. Some men prefer a simpler do-it-yourself routine, and invest in clippers or an electric razor, which can also produce a sleek effect. Whatever you choose, just make sure you go with your gut - although a hairy gut isn't everyone's idea of a good time either!

What Causes An Anxiety Panic Attack?

We completely worry or panic at times. Did I leave the curling iron plugged in and switched on? What if I don't make it to the wedding in time? Will I fail my mid-term? Does my partner want to be with someone else? These thoughts may keep us awake all night long but still not constitute as an anxiety panic attack.
Panic attack disorder is an unmistakable feeling, much like a heart attack, where you feel an overwhelming sense of dread, you focus on worst case scenarios and you feel utterly out-of-control. Your heart is beating rapidly, you're sweating, you feel dizzy, your limbs go numb, you have trouble swallowing, you feel nauseous and you have chest pains. Over time, you become afraid of the fear itself and suffering another panic attack, so you may withdraw and initiate to avoid the triggers of panic.

The anxiety panic attack may begin with negative thoughts, which turn into physical symptoms as well. Soon we're worrying about those physical symptoms and surmising that it could be heart attacks or more dangerous ailments. "Maybe I'm losing control, going crazy or dying," one might think.

Other times, there is seemingly no trigger at all and a person just falls into abysmal, hopeless terror and starts running to escape the feeling of helplessness. The type of symptoms you encounter'll affect which type of anxiety attacks treatment you undergo.

An anxiety panic attack is sometimes hard to delineate from normal stress or anxiety. Naturally, when we think of a loved one dying, losing a job, breaking up with a partner or getting into an argument with someone, we're going to feel charged up with adrenaline, morose and sometimes out of control.

Our body's natural response to stress is to speed up that heart rate, transmit messages around the body at an alarming rate and lead to the sweat glands to open up. However, normal anxiety becomes a problem when there is seemingly no trigger at all; when we begin to avoid certain people, places or things we deem as triggers; when we become socially withdrawn; and when physical problems like nausea, heart palpitations, hyperventilating and chest discomfort occur.

You may have an anxiety panic attack in your sleep, which comes about spontaneously. Or you may have a cued panic attack based on a certain place or situation, e.g. an elevator, enclosed spaces or public places. Regardless, it is important that you learn to stop panic by mastering control over your thoughts and body processes.

You are not dying or going crazy. You have complete control over what happens to you. With the right tricks, tools and techniques picked up through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and panic attack medication, you'll be ready for any negative thoughts or sensations that come your way.

Finally killed the habit

Normally, I get my nicotine fix from smoking going through about a pack a day depending on my stress levels, but living in LA able to be very challenging sometimes. With all the places you could as well as cannot smoke, it could be a little frustrating sometimes when I all I want to do's just light up. It's the worst at work, I must go through a maze if hallways, up a flight of stairs, and finally to the roof. I guess I could take the normal route of exit but I would have to go through a secured entrance where I would have to swipe my ID card tracking my every move, something I'd rather avoid so that the higher ups wouldn't know how many smoke breaks I take while on the company clock. Or when I am at a restaurant waiting for a table in a smoking section, if they even have a smoking section, can be so inconvenient. That's why I love going to outdoor events; I can totally switch off my smoke friendly radar and feel free to just be.
I am so tired of all of this sneaking around and accommodating others when it very should be within my right to slowly kill myself if I want to. There's no law against overeating if you are an obese person slowing dieing from heart illness and diabetes, yet if you are a smoker you might as well have stolen candy from a baby. It's like we're second class citizens or something. "But what about second hand smoke?" that's their weapon of choice when they want to demean individuals like myself. Personally I think it's a myth. But if you want to entertain the idea that the other people's health are at risk every time my smoke is around them, great, let's go there. First of all I live in La and here are times where I can't see a clear mile in front of me. The air pollution is so bad here that it's probably the heading cause of respiratory problems in Southern California period. Conclusion, let's put a band on all cars. Not going to happen? No problem. What about drinking? It is legal for you to drink inside bars, restaurants, clubs (basically everywhere I want to smoke but can't), and then you are supposed to rationally and responsibly avoid getting behind the wheel after you've been intoxicated. Truth is the majority of people diving in LA area after 2am are more likely to be legally drunk, and does not that pose a stronger threat than second hand smoke? I don't know how many people die of car accidents in LA per year due to drunk drivers, but it's probably a lot more than the number of cases, if any due, to secondhand smoke. So should we put a band on alcohol as well? Probably not, since we already tried that before. As you know, it didn't work. So let's get back to the point of obesity. I read somewhere that obesity was contagious and that there is many kind of a fat bug out there that you can catch from another fat person. That's pretty alarming. So by simply being around a fat person, you could become infected and in turn can make you fat, endanger your health, and give you an express pass to an early grave. Sound familiar? Yet there is no regulation on what people eat, where they eat, how much they eat or who eats it. They band minors from smoking, yet is not fast food, that's so readily available to anyone especially, kids, more of a health risk than second hand smoke? The whole thing just doesn't seem right, where one issue can be blown up completely out of proportion while a more serious one is quietly shoved under a rug.

Well thanks to a friend of mine, I have a secret weapon of my own. I was at a social gathering at a little of high class swanky joint own by some guy who lived off of his parent's wealth. Anyways after many hours of socializing, I needed another smoke. Never failing, I lost my lighter again when I needed it most. I saw some guy smoking indoors assuming that he was the owner of the place, or just some guy who didn't really care. I approached him and asked him for a light he said, "No I can't." At first, I thought he was just being a jerk since his cigarette was obviously lit, yet he refuses to even bump a light off of his. Then he explained that he couldn't because it was literally impossible to do so. Then he showed me what he was smoking. It was some sort of a device that looked and operated like a cigarette but clearly wasn't. He called it the E Cig. Intrigued at the whole idea, I probe further. He told me that there was no smoke or pollutants discharged from this smoking device, yet he got his nicotine fix by inhaling this cigarette like stick that glowed a soft red light at the end of it.

Still filled with questions, I kept inquiring. He said there are these little cartridges filled with nicotine that disperse a fine nicotine gas every time you take a drag on the device. Apparently it's battery operated and it comes with it's own charger, hence the mystery of the soft glowing red light was solved. "Pretty neat," I said. Then I asked him, where would I be able to acquire such a fantastic device. Then he gave me the address of the website. Best bit of info ever. As soon as I got home, I went online, googled E Cig , and there it was in all of its marketing glory. So I order one and in less than 10 days a package arrives at my door. Finally, I become a proud owner of a E Cig. With all the other electronic devices I've bought and never used, I was about get a big change in that old routine. Like Christmas, I tare the package open, charge the puppy up and load the nicotine cartridges. Then I sit back, take a few puffs and relax into a personal cloud of victory. Here's why: a device that works and looks like a cigarette without the effects of secondhand smoke and you get a nicotine fix, the possibilities are endless.

Restaurants? No Problem. Bars? Clubs? No problem. Movie Theaters?

How fun would that be? Anytime, anywhere? Oh, my god! I thought to myself, this is going to be fun.

So I go to my local dive bar. Hit my bartender up for my usual. Then I initiate to light-up (or power-up, I should say). Now, my bartender guy who I've well-known for awhile now looks like he's about to grab me by the face and kick me out of his joint. So behind a wall of rage, my bartender calmly and politely tells me you can't do that here. Then like after an April fool's joke, I start busting out in a laughing fit, in the meantime, showing him the genius of the device. He was so amazed at the accuracy of it that he gathered his crew around just to take a closer look at it. He was so impressed with the device he gave me a drink on the house, and that was just the beginning.

There are so many stories like that and so many yet had, but until you get one of your own, you won't know for yourself.

So if you are a smoker and you are inconvenienced or harassed on a daily basis, this little gadget is definitely for you.

It is a little pricey at first, but for the amount of money you spend on cigarettes per year, it'll pay for itself over time and with the added bonus of freedom and a certain amount of poetic justice, it's a real bargain.

Isn't it time to turn your world upside-down and get one for yourself. Believe you me. You won't regret it.

I found this website that compares the different kinds of E cigs

HCG Injections for Weight Loss: Will This Work for You?

HCG injections for weight loss are something that many people struggling with weight issues think about. HCG shots as well as diet plan may not necessarily be right for every individual, but there are many individuals that find that HCG shots or oral HCG prove quite helpful in the battle with weight issues. These types of injections have been used for a correct amount of time under the right conditions could help an individual lose weight relatively quick.

HCG injections for weight loss were first proposed by Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons, who discovered that this hormone could be used to assist dieters who want to lose weight by helping to curb one's appetite tremendously. As early as the 1950s, Dr. Simeons had asserted that HCG shots prove beneficial in the dieting endeavor and that it could help an individual maintain a caloric intake of five hundred calories without the effects of deprivation and the sensations of hunger.

HCG shots for weight loss are created from hormones that often naturally occur in pregnant women. The latter hormone was discovered to help in transforming unwanted abnormal fats into calories as well as simultaneously offering metabolic boosting properties to those that use it. HCG shots/diet plan's questioned by a little of since the FDA has not officially approved for the use of HCG in dieting endeavors. Nevertheless, under adequate doctor's care and observation, those who select to use HCG for weight loss could do so safely, since FDA has approved using HCG in significantly larger amount for fertility purpose. Individuals on the HCG diet are advised to inject 125 to no more than 200 IU per day, while Fertility clinics routinely inject 10,000 IU into women.

There are rarely HCG Diet side effects reported. Few that take HCG injections for weight loss may experience some side effects. When HCG shots are used for fertility reasons, some patients experience occasional headaches and pregnancy symptoms. However, the amount of HCG used for Weight Loss is much less than that for fertility purpose. Very few complications have been reported by dieters taking HCG diet injections, other than the possible side effects associated with injection itself such as swelling, slight pain and occasional fatigue. However, if side effects are noted while using the hormone, the individual should bring the effects to the attention of a physician immediately. It may be necessary for the doctor to offer another aid for dieting purposes. If allergies present themselves, the consumer is advised to go to see out the assistance of a qualified medical professional and to cease using the HCG product.

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