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Types of Bra

Types of Bra

When the bra was first invented I'm sure that the inventor could not begin to imagine that by the 21st century there would be so many bra types available to purchase that it would become quite confusing.

Here are some bra types currently available:

Adhesive – the adhesive bra comes in two types, the paperless disposable bra, and the silicone type. The adhesive bra does not have any straps or bands and it adheres directly to the breast. It provides little in the way of support but can enhance the size and shape of the breast. The adhesive bra is particularly useful when wearing a backless dress.

Bandeau – the bandeau bra consists simply of a band of cloth that goes right around the body over the breast area. The bandeau bra is not designed to provide support or shape, simply coverage. It is a popular form of bikini top.

Balconette – the balconette bra is a 1930's invention that was designed to lift the breasts to enhance shape. It became popular during the 1950's.

Bralette – the bralette is a pullover type bra that is usually unlined and unwired. It is normally used by teens as a training bra.

Bullet – the bullet bra is a bra that has has cups in the shape of the tip of a bullet. They are usually worn such that the breasts are popped out perpendicular to the body. The bullet bra is normally associated with outlandish costumes with decorations to enhance shape, such as concentric circles radiating out from the nipples.

Convertible – the convertible bra has detachable straps and bands that can be arranged in different configurations so that the same bra can be worn with different types of clothes, such as strapless and backless dresses.

Cupless – the cupless bra is designed exactly as it sounds, and has no cups. Usually worn as exotic lingerie, the cupless bra provides very little support, but can sometimes enhance the nipples beneath other garments.

Front Closure – the vast majority of bras have fasteners on the straps worn at the back. As the name suggests, the front closure bra fastens at the front. This has the advantage of making the strap at the back almost flat against the body, making the bra less visible benefit tight fitting clothing.

Full Support – this is the typical kind of bra worn by fuller breasted ladies as every day under garments. They offer maximum support for ultimate comfort through the day.

Mastectomy – these bras are specifically designed to hold in place a breast prosthesis for women who for one reason or another may have lost one or both breasts.

Maternity – maternity bra is a wonderful invention for mothers who are breastfeeding feeding their children. The maternity bra's cups can expand over time to accommodate growing breasts during pregnancy and the cups themselves can be unfastened allowing access to the breast for feeding.

Minimiser – this type of bra is designed for larger women who …

Top Five Women Tennis Players of All Time

Top Five Women Tennis Players of All Time

Over the years WTA Rankings have earned the ire of the critics and many termed them absurd. According to them these rankings do not justify the efforts of players and bring forth a cryptic picture as many players have become World No. 2. 1 without winning a single Major title. It is because of the contributions of some legendary tennis players that this individual game has earned fundamental following all across the globe. Let's take a look at top five women tennis players of all time.

1. Steffi Graf – 22 Majors, 107 titles: On first position we have the queen of titles, Steffi Graf who welcomed aggression and agility to the game and thoroughly rule the tennis landscape for more than five years – she did all the right things on Court to augment the popularity of tennis. Graf won 25 out of 30 tournaments in 1988 and 1989 – including seven of eight Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal. She was World No. 1 for a record 337 weeks. In total, Graf won 11 Grand Slams.

2. Martina Navratilova – 18 Majors, 167 titles: When it comes to consistency, Martina Navratilova is certainly the greatest of all times. Navratilova finished her career with mind-boggling stats: 1,442 wins, 167 titles with a 74-match win streak. She also played in 23 consecutive singles finals, won 18 singles titles at Grand Slams, 59 total titles at the Slams with nine victories at Wimbledon.

3. Chris Evert – 18 Majors, 157 titles: Chis Evert dominated the era, when tennis was spreading its reach through the globe. She had her tough times on the court, but with sheer resilience and determination, Evert made an impact in a big-hitting era. Evert made into the semifinals of her first 34 Grand Slams. Evert graduated became a household name in all the nations, which were promoting tennis at that point of time.

4. Margaret Court – 24 Majors, 92 titles: Margaret Court played in both the amateur and Open eras. She became the second woman ever to win the Grand Slam. She won 21 tournaments and posted a fabulous 104-6 record.

5. Serena Williams – 13 Majors, 37 titles: Serena Williams became a force to be reckoned with in the modern era of tennis. The younger Williams sister won 13 Slams and she can add a few more – provided she would stay fit at this joke of her career. Williams just need a few good victorious under her belt to get back her destructive form. …

How to Repair Damaged Hair

How to Repair Damaged Hair

So it’s done, for whatever reason your shining tresses, those locks you once prided upon, have lost their allure, dulled out, drying faster than a pond in a desert and splitting faster than a newly divorced couple, the question is now raised to you, do I give up? Let time take its devastating toll on one what was once an imperative part of your personality?

If you answered no on both of those questions, read on.

For as long as humankind has valued beauty, hair care has played a vital role in it, society has very well ingrained in our minds that once a person’s hair starts thinning out, they’re past their prime, a relic of the past, ready to be discarded, replaced. The truth couldn’t be harsher than this, and although men might suffer from this dilemma on an equal footing to women, one cannot deny that the social effect felt to the latter is far worse than the former, tenfold in some situations.

Below are some ways I’ve compiled for you to fight back and arm yourself against this enemy:

• The Trim:

I know this is the last thing you want to hear right now, this might be the very thing you’re trying to avoid by reading this, but hear me out, the toughest of decisions might be the ones that produce the best results, if any at all, so give those split ends a trim, you don’t have to go for a full super cut, just the ends, and if you do decide to go full commando, well, you might want to try out these other remedies before doing anything drastic.

• Avoid the hot fix:

The blow dryer and curling irons are often referred as a woman’s dual swords, but they’re a double edged sword, for every time your favorite blow dryer and curling iron have raced against time to get you ready for that fabulous party with your friends. For every second they’ve shaved off your preparation time, they’ve done so at a hefty cost, and for some, it might be too much to gamble now, so consider retiring these weapons of mass preparations, or lessen them to a considerable amount.

• Say NO to color… for now:

Genetics are unfair, we’ve all been there, we all wanted that perfect looking hair and somehow it’s just not possible without our favorite colored dye, we didn’t choose our hair color to be this way, it’s just how it is, so when someone tends to advise you against your own perfection goals, you tend to ignore them, especially if it’s just a seemingly harmless bottle away, but these devils have done an equal amount of harm to your locks as they’ve helped them. If not more. So hold off for now.

• Spare no expense:

If you’re willing to go that extra mile and bring out the big guns, some hair repair products are no short of miracles, but where to start, these companies are more …

What You Need to Know About Omega Watches

What You Need to Know About Omega Watches

Omega Watches: A Brief History

Omega SA is a high-end watch company based in Biel/Bienne Switzerland. Omega is currently owned by the Swatch Group. The forerunner of Omega was founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt. After his death, his two sons Louis-Paul and César Brandt built one of Switzerland’s largest watch companies. They both passed away in 1903 and left the company in the hands of four young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24 but who eventually became the great architect and builder of Omega. His influence would be felt over the next half-century. Omega is still one of the world’s most recognizable watch brands today.

As with other luxury watchmakers, Omega has a staggering number of models in various collections, which are updated regularly. Finding a specific Omega watch can be a difficult task due to sheer volume, but don’t worry, I’ll try to help you out. I have an affinity for Omega watches since my father gave me a 1971 Omega Seamaster Cosmic. When it was time for me to get my own, a Seamaster was the natural choice.

Omega Collections

Omega designs watches for men and for women in 5 collections:

1. Constellation

2. Seamaster

3. Speedmaster

4. De Ville

5. Specialties

If you’re shopping for an Omega watch, you’ll generally find the first four collections available online. As for the fifth, Specialties are exactly that… specialties (like Beijing 2008), so they’re quite rare. I would suggest learning about them on the Omega website before deciding to make a purchase. Buying an Omega watch is a big deal, so you want to do your research and take your time unless you know EXACTLY what you’re looking for.

Omega watches are identified by their Reference number, which is unique to each particular model for that given iteration, typically in an ####.##.00 format. For example, two Speedmaster Professional watches may have different reference numbers based on the model year and the case, dial and bracelet colours. An auction site like eBay is a great place to find authentic Omega watches at good prices. However, once you’ve identified a particular watch you may be interested in, I highly recommend copying the Reference number and visiting the Omega website search page to get a positive identification on the auctioned watch.

Omega Watches With No Name

A practice that was discontinued some 20 years ago, was to on occasion omit the model series name on the face of the watch and simply use the Omega company name. When Omega designed a watch for a particular audience, then it would add the model series to the face. The Omega Railmaster is one such example when it was launched in 1957, but the name has now stuck. Even today, some Omega De Ville watches omit the De Ville name to keep the face less cluttered and more elegant.

A final note about no-name Omega watches is that from the 1960s to the early 1980s, …

A Day for Mothers

A Day for Mothers

Mother's day is commonly celebrated during the second day of May. It is a world tradition which is done to honor mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds and the importance of mothers in the society in every part of the world. This celebration is renamed as an important day for every family; It is significant time of the year when mothers feel important and cherished. Although it is celebrated in different dates the essence of the day is more important than the date.

Back in 1912, Anna Jarvis branded the phrases "second Sunday of May" and "mother's day", and also created the Mother's day International Association. The apostrophe in the term "Mother's day" is specifically place in between the letters "R" and "S" which denotes a singular possessive term for each family and for their mother alone and not all the mothers around the world. In countries like the United States, Philippines, Brazil and other countries, This is celebrated in the month of May, specifically during the second Sunday. While in some Arab countries, it is celebrated in the month of March. In Roman Catholic churches, mother's day is associated with the devotion to Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. During mother's day a special prayer service is done in her honor.

Gifts such as cards and flowers are often given to mothers by their family and friends. These simple gifts symbolize their respect and love for their mothers who have dedicated her life for her family. Just for one day, mothers around the world are given importance and if permitted by the government, this kind of celebration could have a special holiday which allows family to celebrate it outside their homes.

Aside from birthdays, mother's day is one of those days when mothers feel special and appreciated. It is a reminder of how important it is for women and mothers to be treated with respect respect and love for they have been a big part of a family. In fact, they are the reason why families are established and started. Mothers take the major role in starting a family. They are the fruit bearer and the mediator of the family. That is why mothers should not be taken for granted for they have contributed a great deal in our society. And for mothers, take this opportunity when you will feel loved and cherished for it is only once a year. You should take advantage of it and celebrate it with your family. …

Rape – Problems and Solutions

Rape – Problems and Solutions

Rape is a social evil that has reached explosive proportions. It has ruined many lives and continues to do so at a frenetic pace. No one is immune, and age is no bar. From infants to senior citizens to corpses, rape has become a diabolic symbol of power in an iniquitous world. In USA, a rape occurs every two minutes; In India, every 54 minutes, and in Pakistan, every three hours. The tragedy is that 80% are perpetrated by fathers, brothers, relatives or friends. Six out of ten occur in the home or in the home of a relative or friend. The story of an Austrian father, who raped his daughter for 24 years, and sired seven children through her, is still fresh in our minds.

Though rape occurs in all social groups, it is more frequent among minority groups with low social status. A molester need not necessarily be a sleazy character. He may be well educated, well groomed and have a high standing in society such as a judge, government official, policeman or priest. Even doctors have been known to rape patients in their clinics. The rapist may be of any age from an old man to a young teenager. The increasing trend of raping minors by force or through allurements is frightening. Children of 14 years or lower, have been known to rape their classmates, and kill them out of fear of being caught.

Reasons for under reporting:

A habitual rapist may molest about 8-10 women before being caught. As conviction rates are only about 2%, many cases go unreported.

o Most women fear the stigma attached to rape, especially when the Law does not convict the rapist. They become secretive and even believe that they are in some way guilty.

o Lack of faith in the judicial system: Many times the court puts the victim on trial, questioning her about her morality, and probing into her sexual history. When a constable in Mumbai raped a 15 year old rag picker the judge proclaimed, “She is a rag picker and of no consequence.”

Because of such perverse reasoning and warped sense of justice, many judges pass it off as an ‘act of passion’ and award minimum sentence.

Also, legal battles are long and tiresome. The onus of proving rape falls on the victim.

o Fear of retaliation by the rapist or his goons.

o Fear of adverse reaction from society, parents, husbands, employers or peers.

o Fear of tarnishing the family image, especially when there are unwed female siblings.

One study showed that 43% of women are ignorant of the law; 23% are too shy to come forward; 12% are afraid of the police; 12% think complaining will not make a difference.

One young girl said, “I blame society for giving men the right to rape and regarding women’s suffering as unimportant. A rapist may get off with a light sentence, but the victim’s sentence is for life.”

What is rape?

It is a form of sexual …

Garage Door

Garage Door

If you've ever driven through Levittown, Long Island, you've seen the paradigm of post-World War II housing. Designed for the young parents who were giving birth to the baby boom generation, Levittown homes were built in accordance with the principles of pre-fabricated housing constructed for servicemen, but they incorporated the "must-haves" of post-war life: big yards , Modern appliances, a television antenna, and other conveniences. Promotional photos for Levittown over a period of years show that the evolution of the garage followed major trends in the changing American lifestyle.

The earliest house plans from the 1940s show boxy, Cape Cod-style homes with a living room, dining room, bath, and two bedrooms. There were no driveways: the single car owned by most families was parked on the street. By 1950, the company brochure offered five homes in a modified Cape Cod / Ranch style, each with a driveway leading to a single attached carport. And in the sister suburb of Levittown, PA, in 1954, the developers presented a variety of homes that incorporated the latest essential in home design – an enclosed garage.

Today, if you drive through even the most moderate suburban neighborhood, you're likely to see a gaping, two-or three-garage garage opening directly onto the street, with living quarters sprawling behind and above. The garage has become the fa├žade of the modern American home.

The growth in the importance of the garage has coincided with the presence of more and more cars in the typical American family. When Henry Ford lowered the price of his model T so that "the workers who build them can afford to buy them," the option of owning an automobile became a reality for families of modest means, and through the decades from 1910 to 1930 car ownership Grow steadily.

Auto sales fell as World War II limited both income and the availability of raw materials, but millions more women learned to drive as they filled jobs previously held by servicemen. By the time the subdivision building boom began shortly after the war, almost any young couple could afford a house for $ 8,000 and an $ 800-dollar station wagon. Typically, after driving her husband to the commuter train station, the housewife used the car to shop and run errands. (African American and other minority families, including Jews in many suburbs, were shut out of housing opportunities by restrictive covenants in the North and Jim Crow laws in the South. But that's another story.)

Soon, though, a single car was not enough: Dad wanted the family car, and Mom needed her own. By the 1960s, it was not uncommon for a teen to get a vehicle – often a grandparent's old car – for his 16th birthday. Instead of parking on the street or under a single carport, a family now needed at least a double garage plus room to park a third or even fourth vehicle. Today, in addition to a garage for two cars (or, more likely, one car plus an attic's …

Clubs And Associations In Algorfa

Clubs And Associations In Algorfa

3A Edad

This is one of the largest association and is a club for pensioners, there are different activities available such as dancing, sewing classes, keep fit for the mature, hairdressing services, dining out, board games and cards but the day trips and weekends away are Most popular with all the association members both Spanish and English. A yearly subscription is all that is required to be part of this group; The association is run by a committee what are assisted by the local Council, at this moment in time we are awaiting the grand opening of the new 3 build building which hopefully will be sometimes in November if not earlier, the new building is located in the Village Square and has been designed with all the latest modern requirements.

Women's association.

This is a club originally started for housewives and women living with domestic violence, although the association still offers 24hours support and refugee for women the club is now mostly women enjoying life away from their husbands and children, the club has many members both young and old And offers many different activities for all ages, twice a year the association have an evening out where approximately 200 women eat and drink in a private club with entertainment and disco. The majority of mothers are members of this fun loving association.

Music association.

This association is for the talented musicians or singers amongst us or those simply wishing to learn music either young or old all are very welcome. Algorfa music band play in all the Algorfa fiestas and the Cecilia choir is very popular all over. Private classes are also available and are held down stairs in the Councils new Cultural center which is by the side of the infant school.
Football association.

Majority of the members are fathers and sons, there are many different teams of football with ages ranging from 6 years up to adulthood. Here in Algorfa we have two pitches, changing rooms and a snack bar, members or non members are always very welcome, this association is also funded by the Council and they arrange tournaments to be played in different areas meaning weekends away for all the family to Enjoy. Soon to be installed by the Algorfa council is an Astroturf pitch.
Algorfa school of dance.

Dancing is most popular amongst the young and for a small amount of 10 EUR a month, if aged 3 years or above your child can dance twice a week and partake in all the Village fiestas. The children are taught by a local dance teacher and once again the dance school council run. …

Why Movado Watches Will Never Go Out of Style

Why Movado Watches Will Never Go Out of Style

Fashionable styles in clothing change several times a year, and over the course of a decade the differences in style can be striking. The same is true for accessories, and wrist watches are included in that category. But Movado watches never go out of style. Here are just a few reasons why.

Stainless steel is a durable as well as lovely material. When it’s fashioned into a timepiece such as the Movado Women’s Esperanza Baguette Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch it provides a timeless accent to any outfit in your wardrobe. The silhouette of this fine watch is slim and sleek, with a rectangular stainless steel case and back. The black museum dial displays the time with silver-tone hour and minute hands that are powered by Swiss Quartz movement for the ultimate in dependability. The link bracelet is also fashioned out of stainless steel, securing with a jewelry clasp. Artistic and functional, the Esperanza Baguette is a watch that will last you through many changes in the fashion industry.

Men can enjoy timeless fashion in their timepieces as well, and the Movado Men’s Eliro Swiss Quartz Chronograph Black Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch is just one example. The stainless steel case and back are rectangular with a black chronograph dial. The bracelet is constructed from brushed stainless steel for an elegant yet manly look. Three subdials sit inside the minute markers of the face, allowing you to track time in any way you need. Wear this watch with your most elegant business suit or with dressed-down weekend wear. No matter what clothing you choose, you’ll appreciate the easy way this watch will fit your fashion sense.

If you prefer a round watch, the Movado Women’s Faceto Swiss Quartz Round Dial Crystal Accented Bracelet Watch is a lovely choice. This glimmering timepiece is perfect to wear to the office, the grocery store or on a bicycle ride through the park. The stainless steel case and back are round, and a black dial adds a touch of understated drama. A signature Movado crystal accent sits at the 12:00 hour while the fixed bezel is studded with crystal accents. In any light, this watch is beautiful as well as functional, and you’ll be thrilled to add it to your wardrobe. The Swiss Quartz movement ensures that this watch will keep you on time and stylish for years to come, no matter how fashion may change in the meantime.

Gold never goes out of style, and when its sheen is added to the Movado Men’s Two-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch, you can see why. Gold-tone hands and stripes of gold-tone accent the rugged stainless steel that makes up the round case and bracelet on this fine watch. Swiss Quartz movement powers this timepiece, so you can rest assured that it is an accessory you’ll be able to wear for years, no matter how clothing styles may change. Put it on every day whether you’re headed for the warehouse you operate or to your …

Why Women Are Naturally More Attracted to Sweaty Men – Sexual Attraction Mysteries Explored

Why Women Are Naturally More Attracted to Sweaty Men – Sexual Attraction Mysteries Explored

In 2007, Rockefeller University and Duke University published their findings on a scientific study that explored the sexual-attractive-factor of sweat. The researches claim that 70% of women (and men, too) are able to smell androstenone which is secreted in male sweat.

When some women get a whiff of this particular hormone, a sexual-neurological response is triggered. This includes increased heart rate, increased ovulation stimulation, nirvanic-like feelings, increased blood to the sexual organs, engorged labia minora, various degrees of clitoral engorgement, and increased vaginal lubrication.

Pigs (one of Man’s closest physiological relatives) are also quite susceptible to this particular hormone. When female pigs smell androstenone on a male pig, they immediately, let’s just say, “assume the position.” Human males, unfortunately, aren’t so lucky.

There is believed to be other pheromonal-based sexual triggers in both male and female sweat. Cataloging and discovering the long list of such hormones is a bewildering and difficult task, as different people are aroused by different smells, as no two people are entirely pheromonal-trigger alike.

One argument against the antisepticated “cleanliness” that most humans like to enjoy, is that such hormones, get obliterated and “lost” with heavy washing (with soap) and with artificial perfumes and colognes. The high amount of “scents” in the detergents we use to wash our clothes also have the ability to “snuff out” such smells.

In our desire to “smell” clean and fresh, we may be our own worst sexual enemies. Especially as such hormones are different in just about everybody. Plus, not everyone can smell and be stimulated by each hormone if it’s present. What this means is that Nature has provided a “natural” attractiveness factor between certain men and women. Which is to say, a woman might naturally be attracted to Man A more because of his “smell,” while the same woman may not be attracted to Man B and his scent. However, another woman may have the complete opposite response, being attracted to Man B and not Man A.

Clearly, by covering up such “smells” through heavy use of soaps, scents, and perfumes, we are interfering with Mother Nature’s role as the Ultimate Matchmaker; and then we wonder why the divorce rate is so high, at 50%. In our hurry to smell more “appealing’ through external scents, we may be doing more harm than good. When “Man” starts interfering with Nature and takes on an arrogant attitude that “He” knows more than Nature does, the results are usually counterproductive. Unfortunately, due to the high impact that advertising has on society, companies have convinced us that we need to “smell” a certain way. This form of brainwashing is, literally, pandemic in our culture and rather unfortunate. No wonder society seems to be growing more and more confused and lost, with each day that passes.

Another reason some women may find men who sweat more attractive than men who sweat less, is that sweating is biologically a more masculine trait than a feminine trait. The reason for this is that women have …