Semicolon Tattoos Soar in Popularity

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(PCM) The hottest new tattoo trend is the semicolon and the reason might just surprise you! Obtaining a semicolon tattoo has now become a bit of global phenomenon as a way to promote an movement known as Project Semicolon.

Project Semicolon is a faith-based non-profit movement that hopes to promote love and hope to individuals who are suffering from depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury. The movement was founded by a woman named Amy Bleul, as a tribute to her late father who tragically decided to end his own life.

The semicolon was chosen at the symbol for the movement because of it’s literal definition. A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life, at least in regards to the symbolic tattoo.

While the initial Project Semicolon movement was faith-based they stress that those who wish to participate are free to be any religious denomination and people of any faith or belief system are welcome. The overall message is to spread hope and love to anyone who may need it!

 

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Ginger Pride Festival Coming To England In 2016

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(PCM) Attention all Gingers!  The country of England has revealed their plan to celebrate redheads by holding their first ever Redhead Day, playfully calling the event Ginger Pride. It is currently in the planning stages and set to take place in the summer of 2016.

Ginger Pride is being organized by a pizza delivery driver named Stuart Parry, his wife, a musician and a pro-wrestler. They all feel that enough is enough with the Ginger-bashing that has picked up steam over the years and it is time for the world to finally celebrate redheads and all their fiery glory.

The organizers also say that the Ginger Pride event will not be exclusively for those with red hair, but they welcome anyone who wants to show their support for Ginger’s around the world.

You can find out more information about Ginger Pride by visiting the event page of Facebook, which has already garnered nearly 4,500 likes.

 

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Ladies Came Together To Rock Their Curves At The First-Ever theCurvyCon!

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(PCM) Over 500 curvy women came together on Saturday, June 20th to celebrate the first-ever theCURVYcon. Founded by digital sensations, CeCe Olisa of Plus Size Princess and Chastity Garner of GarnerStyle, who sold the clothes out of their closets for seed money, the day-long event brought plus size brands, bloggers, fashionistas-alike together to chat, shop and embrace their curves.

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The day long event included workshops discussing style, health, wellness, sex, love and confidence by featured panelists such as Grammy Nominated Singer – Kierra Sheard and notable bloggers Nadia Abouhlson, Gabi Gregg of Gabi Fresh, Sarah Conley of Styleit, Kelsey Miller of Refinery29 and more. Also, there was a flash runway show featuring fierce plus models Ashley Graham and Victoria Lee. The event closed with the keynote address from Glee Actress and Dancing With Stars Winner Amber Riley. Yes CURVY GIRLS rocked this weekend!!!!

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The #bellybuttonchallenge Is Stirring Up Some Controversy

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(PCM) The latest challenge to take social media by storm is the #bellybuttonchallenge, however many experts warn that this particular challenge could possibly promote unrealistic body image standards, as well as, overall health and weight concerns that could lead to eating disorders.

The challenge, which started in China, is an attempt for individuals to prove how physically fit they are by reaching one arm around their backs and touching their belly button from the opposite side. If the person taking the challenge is unable to reach around their back and touch their belly button then they are considered to be overweight and need to diet.

It is obvious the many psychological ramifications this challenge is promoting and it is certainly stirring up quite a debate, now that people all over the world have begun posting their own Belly Button Challenge images.

What are your thoughts on this new social media challenge craze?  Do you feel that it promotes an unhealthy body image standard?

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THINX Panties Could Revolutionize The Way Women Deal With Their Period

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(PCM) Period, “that time of the month”, a visit from Aunt Flo, on the rag, no matter how you describe it a monthly menstrual cycle is something that millions of women across the world deal with each and every single day. It is generally something that a lot of women dread and certainly not something that we choose to talk about very openly.

A company called THINX wants to change all that and have created an amazing new panties line that promise to be “stain and leak resistant, wick moisture and provide anti-bacterial support”. Could the days of shopping for endless tampons and maxi-pads be finally coming to an end?

According to their website, where you can order THINX panties in a variety of super-cute styles, “THINX is made up of THINX QuadTECH, super-thin high-performance materials that resist stains and leaks, wick moisture and provide anti-bacterial support. The first line of THINX can completely replace panty liners on days when you want light support or it can act as back up to your traditional disposable or washable/reusable methods on heavier days.” Sounds like an absolute dream come true!

THINX is the brain-child of Antonia Dunbar, Miki and Radha Agrawal and they come in three different styles. Hiphugger ($34), cheeky ($29), and thong ($24) and although the price is a bit high for panties, they are completely reusable and think of all the money you will be saving not having to purchase all those pads and tampons each and every month.  Thus far the feedback on the THINX panties has been fantastic and many of the reviews claim they actually work. THINX has also partnered up with the startup AFRIPads to give seven pads to a girl in the developing world for every pair of underwear sold.  Not a bad deal at all!

What do you think? Would you be willing to put THINX to the test?

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Could Sleeping Naked Make You Feel Better And Look Younger?

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(PCM) The news about the benefits of sleeping naked have been circulating around for a good number of years now, however according to the National Sleep Foundation, only about 12% of people actually follow this advice. Research shows that a heft majority of people just out and out refuse to sleep in the nude for a variety of different reasons.

Experts claim that sleeping in the buff is both good for your body and good for your relationship with your partner, as well as a slew of other reasons which were recently complied in list by Good Housekeeping magazine.

It is known that your body temperature goes down as you sleep and several studies link insomnia with being too hot. According to GH, being naked helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep by keeping your body cooler.

The GH list also reveals that sleeping naked can make you look younger because when the body is cooled down properly, it releases anti-aging hormones (melatonin and growth hormone) and if the body temperature stays too high the regenerative power is blocked. Sleeping nude is ultimately a beauty blessing.

Also, sleeping in the nude can help increase the bond between you and your partner. Oxytocin, otherwise known as the love hormone,  is naturally release through skin to skin contact. It’s presence has been known to increase both bonding and emotional closeness in relationships. It can also boost self-esteem and overall confidence.

Finally, there can even be a immunity and physical fitness boost from sleeping in the nude. Skin to skin contact decreases the body’s production of cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. As cortisol levels go down at night than energy and hunger levels can stay balanced the following day.

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