Category: General

How Long Do I Have to Wear a Self-Tanner?

For those who are new to the world of self-tanning, the process can be quite intimidating, and worries are certainly understandable. The most common concerns are turning orange, smelling like burnt toast, and leaving lotion stains all over the place. The good news is that you will quickly get the hang of it after a few tries, and realize that in order to have great success, you must follow three rules: 1) use a high-quality product, 2) apply it properly, and 3) leave it on long enough for it to take effect.

The latter can sometimes be the most intimidating since self-tanning products seem to come with a Catch 22: although you have to wear it long enough to do its job, you don’t want to smell bad at work or school while it’s doing it, nor do you want to wear it too long and risk looking like a carrot. Fortunately, you do not have to worry much about any of these concerns so long as you follow the three rules mentioned above; especially the rule about leaving your product on for the right amount of time.

DHA Reaction Times

If you are using a high quality product, which you should be, it will take at least 6 hours for it to begin taking effect, and at least another two or three for it to render long-lasting results. This means that most good quality self-tanners must be worn between 6 and 10 hours for best results. Why? The answer is DHA. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most effective sunless tanning products contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient.

Before you take a shower, go swimming, get sweaty, or come into contact with water at all, you must let the dihydroxyacetone take effect first. If you do anything that gets you wet or makes you sweat profusely before the product can work, you will not get the best color possible because the DHA didn’t have time to react with the amino acids in the upper layer of dead skin cells to produce a lasting color change.

Application Tips

To solve the concerns of smelling strange or feeling uncomfortable for an entire day, simply apply your self-tanner at night, let it fully dry, go to sleep, and then shower it off in the morning. This method gets great results. After you shower, any residual streaks and smells will be gone, and you will see nothing but luminous, glowing skin!

How High Should My Credit Score Be?

Here are a couple of general rules for your consideration. Your minimum credit score needs to be at least 650. If your credit score is below 650 then there are ways to fix it. Here’s how it works…

You can challenge anything in your credit report. If the merchant can’t provide proof of their claim, then the item must be removed from your credit report. For example, if Department Store X says that you didn’t pay-off your $72 balance on your X card in 1997, and you say that you did, then Department Store X has 30 days to provide the documentation proving that the bill is unpaid. If they can’t prove their claim, then the outstanding debt is removed and you’re moving toward a higher credit score. If Department Store X is right and you do owe them $72, then you now know the problem and you have the opportunity to pay the $72… again you’re moving toward a higher credit score.

Get and review copies of your three major credit reports annually-more often if you are nearing pivotal junctures where your credit score is especially important.

Between the reports from Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and CBS News, it is estimated that somewhere between five and eighty percent of credit reports contain errors. Some errors are actually good for you and some are not so good. In my mid-twenties I checked my credit reports, and I was very happy to learn that not only had I purchased a new car, but I paid it off with a perfect history of payments. It was great for my young credit history-never did find the car.

Your credit score contains five components. Here are the five components and their degree of importance by percentage:

Payment History (35%)-Here, the credit bureaus (CBs) are looking at mortgages, credit cards, installment loans, retail accounts, adverse public records like bankruptcy, lawsuits, judgments, liens, garnishments, past due payments… etc. If you have past due payments, the CBs will look at (a) amount past due, (b) amount of time past due, (c) number of accounts pat due.

Amounts Owed (30%)-CBs are reviewing the type of accounts you use and the amount of credit you are utilizing relative to the credit available to you. For example and all else being equal, a person carrying balances equaling 95% of credit available on ten personal credit cards for a total of $50,000 outstanding debt will have a lower credit score than a person carrying 50% balances on three credit cards for a total of $10,000 outstanding debt.

Length of Credit History (15%)-CBs are examining specific account types, how long the accounts have been open and the level and timing of activity within the account. Amazingly, for credit scoring purposes it appears that it is actually better to have credit accounts with outstanding balances (within reason) than to have no accounts open or no credit history. Being debt free can actually lower your credit score. I have a friend who is a very astute, very successful former international banker. He has done business in more than 20 countries and has lived in nine countries. This is a person with exceptional success, wealth, and highly responsible money management practices. He was turned down when he applied for a credit card at the very bank where he worked. Reason: No U.S. credit history.

New Credit History (10%) – In short, the CBs are looking to see if you have been opening or attempting to open lots of new accounts recently. As you might imagine, someone who is thinking about lending you money gets very nervous when they discover you are borrowing money from everyone.

Type of Credit Used (10%)-CBs look at the balance of debt as distributed throughout the various types of debt from credit cards to mortgages and secured to unsecured.

Your credit score is based on all of the items above. It is not a pass-fail circumstance for each of the categories. Your score is produced in the aggregate and that scoring constantly changes. The scoring for one person and their financial profile will be different from another person. The information presented here is for the fat part of the Bell Curve, but it provides solid guidelines.

If you are focused on an acquisition (or other type of loan) and your score is below the 650 mark, note that a business partner’s score that is 700 or higher can help to off-set your score. When lenders are considering borrower qualifications, they look at the entire “borrower” whether it is one person or a legion of people.

For what reason Can’t Hurry Up Be a Virtue?

I named the previous summer as the “late spring of rash lewdness.”

  • It was such a great amount of amusing to travel, eat, drink and genuinely appreciate the majority of the heavenliness of life – truly.
  • Frozen treat – OK! Milkshakes – yum! Pizza! Burgers! Fries! And all with somewhat of a gourmet curve.
  • At that point came September and I went to put on a couple of my Levis – not a fun affair. I felt like the wiener I had eaten throughout the entire year.
  • I had 2 alternatives – purchase new pants or lose some weight. I ran with the last mentioned, in light of the fact that I cherish my pants, just as an individual test.

The thing was, I needed to wear those pants that end of the week. When you go to a point in your life that brings disappointment and you understand that you need to transform, it doesn’t feel better.Regardless of whether it’s changing your profession, altering how you eat or changing straightforward exercises to accomplish diverse outcomes throughout your life, the hardest part isn’t comprehending what to do first.To begin with, I couldn’t trust I let the load creep back. I needed to come to harmony with where I was, cherishing and tolerating my bends and delicate quality, before anything could occur.In 2005, I had a similar arousing, at that point I was 50 pounds overweight. I joined Weight Watchers and lost the load in 8 months.On the off chance that it worked once, it would work once more.

This is valid in such huge numbers of aspects of our lives.On the off chance that you have fabricated an effective profession or business, you can do it once more. In the event that you have been in a decent, cherishing relationship, you can acquire that once more. In the event that you realize how to win a million dollars, simple peasy-do it once more. Ask any tycoon that has profited, lost it and earned it once more.The thing was now in my life I was not amped up for being tolerant – I needed to wear my pants today! What’s more, I realized that any snappy weight reduction would not be maintainable for me.So I began working the program and in the course of the most recent five months have shed 21 pounds. I feel extraordinary and am making the most of my apparently new closet that fits incredible once more.

At the point when my understanding was wearing ragged, these three things helped me to save.

Structure – Because this program is centered around “focuses” which is another approach to take a gander at calories, I realized I could eat basically anything I desired, as long as I had an unmistakable arrangement. When you have an arrangement, you can push ahead with certainty, realizing that each activity is contributing towards your objective.

Responsibility – With a week after week say something, my dimension of duty expanded in view of my longing to see and praise my outcomes. Having lost 1-2 pounds for every week gave me the get up and go to continue onward. Having a responsibility accomplice or mentor in your life will be the structure that underpins your prosperity.

Festivity – I would discover approaches to praise my little achievements every week, meeting a sweetheart for a film, cleaning up or getting a foot knead. When you praise the little things, it keeps you moving towards your objective.

I have a couple of more pounds I might want to lose, yet with an arrangement, responsibility and motivations to observe, I will be in a two-piece without a doubt this late spring.

Brain Tumor Symptoms and Treatments

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or central spine, that is responsible for proper brain functionality. Doctors refer to a problem based on where the tumor cells originated, and whether they are cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (Benign)

Benign-The least aggressive of the tumor is benign tumor. They originate from cells within or surrounding the brain, do not contain cancer cells, grow slowly, and typically have clear borders.

Malignant- Malignant type contains cancer cells and often do not have clear borders. They are considered to be life threatening because they grow rapidly and invade surrounding brain tissue.

Primary- Tumors that start in cells of the brain are called primary brain tumors. The tumor can spread to the other parts of the brain or to the spine.

Metastatic- Secondary type begins in the part of the body and then spread to the brain. These tumors are more common than primary brain tumors.


When the brain tumor is suspected, a number of tests may be done to help the doctor reach a brain tumor diagnosis. These tests may also be able to help the doctor determine what kind of tumor it is.

Some of the tests performed to first diagnose the tumor and later used to monitor progress- to see, if the tumor has disappeared, is striking, remains the same or has changed in the same way.

The doctors, nurses, and other professionals give these tests can provide an answer, information, reassurance to help one feel more at ease.

The most common symptoms of a brain tumor include

• Headaches
• Numbness in arms and legs
• Memory problems
• Balance and walking problems

15 Cool Ways Kids Can Enjoy the Beach

For the adults, shorelines are extraordinary for sun-showering, surfing, and swimming, yet for messes with it is more than that. For messes with it is an alternate world through and through. On the shorelines, they have all the opportunity to utilize their creative energy and to expand the range of their reasoning. Here, they can move, sing, play, jump, surf and complete a hundreds thousand exercises. Following are few of the energizing exercises which one can appreciate with their children on the shoreline.

Fortune Hunt

This is a standout amongst the most cherished recreations for children. When you have sand surrounding you, concealing things will turn out to be significantly all the more fascinating. This amusement can be altered in various ways. One of them could be the place guardians can shroud things under the sand and place an identifier over it. They would then be able to request that the children think about what is there under every identifier. For instance, in the event that they have put a Kids Jewelry Box under the sand they can put a bangle over it. The article at the best will be a clue to what is under the sand.

Shoreline Bowling

Making the rocking the bowling alley sticks out of the sand will be the principal energizing piece of this amusement, trailed by playing a session of knocking down some pins with your posse. The re-formation of pins each time will make them significantly increasingly associated with the diversion. They can play this diversion in gatherings also, where they can continue pivoting the jobs of rocking the bowling alley, making pins and so on.

Shoreline Funny Faces

The most ideal approach to play with the sand is to demonstrate your inventiveness. You can draw various entertaining countenances on the shoreline. While making these faces, children can likewise play a diversion where they will converse with one another by making just faces and not talking. This will urge them to comprehend various types of human feelings. Who knows? We may get back an absolutely new arrangement of emojis imagined by these little virtuosos.