Stretch Mark Solutions…What Can Be Done Safely?


Women of all ages regardless of height, weight, or parental status are susceptible to stretchmarks. This is a simple fact. Another fact, which will hopefully make you feel a bit better, is that supermodels yes, the bikini models you see in Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret, have stretch marks. If you’re like the 95% of the women out there you prefer them gone. Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia who has appeared on national programs such as Good Morning America and 20/20 offering insights on cosmetic surgery, shared the real deal on stretch mark solutions with several facts on popular procedures and topical options to prevent and remove stretch marks. Here’s what he has to say. Continue reading

Changping Lightweight Breathable Cool Easy Wear Dry Fast Outdoor Running Beach Aqua Walking Shoes

Changping Lightweight Breathable Cool Easy Wear Dry Fast Outdoor Running Beach Aqua Walking Shoes



This kind of shoes offer a sporty casual look that is ideal for everyday wear, keep foot cool and comfortable.They are ultra light weight,the upper of the shoes features highly-breathable,fast-drying,open air mesh. Continue reading

HGTV & Bravo TV Design Duo Beach Home Sweepstakes

HGTV & Bravo TV Design Duo Beach Home Sweepstakes

Forget the flight deal from the US to the Caribbean for $39, or the Jet Blue flight you have until midnight to book for $34, you have no excuse not to travel this year and that is because you can go to Brazil for FREE.

Best known for their shows on HGTV (Home by Novogratz) and Bravo TV (9 By Design), design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz open the doors to their beach home in Trancoso, one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Brazil, with a sweepstakes—readers can win a week-long stay at the gorgeous Novogratz Trancoso home, which will include roundtrip airfare and car transportation for 2 people (full details/sign up hereand rules available here).

Situated on a breathtaking waterfront surrounded by tropical wildlife, the Novogratz effortlessly combine their signature bohemian chic style with practical family elements, and mix both vintage and modern pieces and textiles. With 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms and a magical treehouse, this is the ultimate beachside getaway.

The contest runs now through January 15, and 10 lucky second-place winners will win a copy of the Novogratz’s new book, Beachside Bohemian.

Is It Past Time To Reprogram The Software In Your Brain

Is It Past Time To Reprogram
The Software In Your Brain


We all fall into habits and routines – it’s the nature of being human.

But even when you realize your daily behaviors are inhibiting you from achieving your goals, that doesn’t mean you can just vow to change one day and all will be well.

“Every single behavior that you demonstrate – good, bad or ugly – is actually run by your unconscious mind,” says Carol Talbot, a keynote speaker and author of YOU The Divine Genius ( “So if you want to change a behavior, you can’t do it by willpower alone. You have to get into the unconscious mind and change it there.”

She likens it to running a new program on a computer. First, you need to install the program – or at least upgrade the existing software.

Here’s why: Research indicates that the unconscious mind is running you on its auto pilot 95 percent of the time, Talbot says.

“That means the conscious mind provides 5 percent or less of our cognitive activity during the day,” she says. “So even when you think you’re consciously making a decision, you’re not. You are operating from pre-existing programs running at the unconscious level.”

The good news, Talbot says, is you really can reprogram the “software” in your brain. But she cautions that unlearning a lifetime worth of habits is no simple feat.

“A lot of the thoughts and attitudes rumbling around in your brain were probably programmed during childhood, which means they’re out of date,” she says. “It’s also likely that many beliefs that guide your life aren’t even your own. They were adopted from your family, culture or heritage.”

There’s a lot involved in unbinding those ties to the past, but Talbot offers a few tips to point you in the right direction.

• Understand that belief creates experience. People often think that experience is what leads to beliefs, but it’s actually the other way around. Your beliefs shape your destiny. For example, if deep down you believe you’re not good enough to accomplish something, then that belief will create the reality. “It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy,” Talbot says. “So when was the last time you examined your beliefs? Are they outdated and only supporting a limited view of what’s really possible for you? Maybe it’s time to choose your own beliefs rather than operate from those passed down by your ancestors.”
• Be the cause for all the effects in your life. Life is a chain reaction of causes and effects. Everything that happens was caused by what happened before and is the effect for what will happen next. “Some people seem stuck on the ‘effect’ side of life, bemoaning their bad luck,” Talbot says. “Others habitually think of themselves on the ‘cause’ side of life, always doing and achieving things.”
• Your words say more than you realize. The way we share and express our thoughts and beliefs is through language. And the language we use makes a huge difference, Talbot says. “You can change the language you use every day to label people, events, situations and circumstances in your life,” she says. “As soon as the label you put on them changes, your experience and perception of the person, the event, the situation or the circumstance also change.”

“Once you realize you’re creating your life as you go along, it gives you the power to change,” Talbot says. “You can choose to pay attention to different things, interpret experiences differently, feel differently and act differently.”

About Carol Talbot

Carol Talbot (, author of the soon-to-be-released book YOU The Divine Genius, is a keynote speaker who has delivered inspiring messages to corporations and conferences in more than 20 countries. She is a Certified Master Trainer of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), a Certified Trainer of hypnosis and a Certified Master Trainer of Time Line Therapy. In addition, she is a Master Firewalk Instructor, firing up teams and groups to walk across burning hot coals. Talbot also is the Amazon bestselling author of Hitting the Wall … and Breaking Through.