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Know How To Be Party Ready This Party Season

Kama Ayurveda in-house Ayurveda doctor Natasha Sharma too, have some inputs to share

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Teenagers in Party, Pixabay

This party season, steal the limelight with right hair and make up.

Sabhya Dutta- Director at Looks Salon lists down some inputs to get the right one.

* Subtle blush is a year-round must, but this season’s trendy rouge is inspired by the rosy glow you get when there’s a nip in the air.

* Get bolder, more defined brows without a product-y look. Inspired by professional brow tinting, these temporary tints deepen the colour of your arches to enhance their shape, with the effects lasting up to a few days.

* Full, false lashes on your top lash line invariably make your eyes looks larger and more awake. Keep the rest of your make-up palette neutral for a look that’s modern, rather than overdone.

* A red lip as the centre-piece of a polished makeup look is classic, but it can also awaken otherwise low-key makeup, like a little smudgy eyeliner.

* Smoky eyes are always a favourite, but applying jewel tones like blue, emerald, and indigo bring out your eyes and add the 60’s flair to your face.

* Colour your lovely locks in Coffee Balayange. We are sure you have already seen balayage on the street, but have you seen the beautiful bean colour spilled in balayage? Get your hair coloured in the same old balayage technique but in strong – dark espresso or soft latte brew shade.

* Put some drama into the hairstyle. One way to opt for it is by voluminising your regular braids. It looks more amazing with curly hair.

* Deep middle part your hair and you can pull off any silhouette with that. Be it any length, blobs or ultra long locks, deep middle parts can be your next glam look for the season. You can accessorize it with barrettes and pins.

How to be party ready, Find it out here. IANS

Kama Ayurveda in-house Ayurveda doctor Natasha Sharma too, have some inputs to share.

* For glowing skin: The festive season is all about change of routine and food habits. Our body does react to all these changes in various ways like disturbance in our digestive system, hair fall, dryness of skin etc. It is imperative to cleanse the body, during and post the festive season. To have fresh, glowing skin through the festive season-

* Hydrate well: Water is extremely essential for every cell that makes up our body. It supports body’s digestion and eliminates toxins on a daily basis. Skin is the biggest organ of the body and is mostly made up of water which serves to keep skin smooth, elastic and wrinkle free. Drinking plenty of water will naturally flush out toxins, giving you a healthier glow.

One must include two cups of Green tea and coconut water in your daily regime. Regular consumption of these will help you in getting glowing and soft skin as it would eradicate toxins from your body replacing it with healthy minerals and vitamins.

* Cut your salt and caffeine intake: Most of the festival food is oily, sweet or salty. Excessive salt may cause water retention which may lead to development of bags beneath your eyes. Skin can become dry or oily, as skin overproduces oils to compensate for the dehydration, this can lead to skin breakouts. So one must refrain from adding salt on fruits, salads or curd.

Similarly coffee is highly acidic, high doses of acidic caffeine mess with your hormones, namely your stress hormones which control your skin’s oil production. On top of that, it can act as a diuretic, dehydrating your skin if you drink too much. Limit your coffee intake to 1 cup a day or leave it in case you have acne prone skin.

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* Increase your fruit intake: A cup of fruit juice a day is sure to guarantee a clear complexion as fruits hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.

* Abhyangam or oil application: Body massage improves circulation of blood and sends the toxins out of the body through various routes like skin, kidney etc. It is nourishing, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, perfect sleep, enhances the complexion and brightens up the skin, promoting longevity.

* Use Ayurvedic botanicals for glowing skin: Use ingredients like turmeric, saffron and rose to brighten and tone your skin. Face packs with turmeric and sandalwood will help clarify the skin while bringing out it’s natural glow. Serums with Saffron in them will give you radiant, younger looking skin. (IANS)

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Why Americans Throw Party on Fourth of July

If you could channel John Adams, he would be very pleased to see that the nation still celebrated this event

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Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments It was founding father John Adams who first suggested that Americans should throw an annual party. VOA

It was founding father John Adams who first suggested that Americans should throw an annual party — a “great anniversary festival” —  to celebrate the nation’s independence from England.

In a July 3, 1776, letter to his beloved wife Abigail, America’s second president wrote, “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”

“If you could channel John Adams, he would be very pleased to see that the nation still celebrated this event which he thought should be marked forever,” says Mary Beth Norton, a recently retired professor of history at Cornell University and author of a forthcoming book, 1774: The Long Year of Revolution. “Even though they’re not doing it on the day that he thought they would.”

Adams thought the nation’s independence should be celebrated on July 2. That’s when the Continental Congress, the body of delegates that governed the American colonies, actually voted for independence from England.

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Artist John Trumbull titled this painting, “The Declaration of Independence,” but it depicts a scene that never took place because the signers of the declaration never gathered in one place at the same time to sign the document. VOA

The written Declaration of Independence, the nation’s founding document, was dated July 4, 1776. However, the document wasn’t actually signed until August 2. Fifty-six delegates eventually signed, although not all at once and not all on August 2.

“People were in and out, and when they had the opportunity they came and signed it,” says Norton. “But there was no scene…of all of them sort of standing around waiting to sign a declaration.”’

The Declaration of Independence famously states that all men are created equal and that they have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The founding fathers saw women’s education as critical to the future of the fledgling republic and insisted that women, as well as men, be educated after the Revolution.

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“They basically said, ‘We need every citizen of the Republic, including women,’ even though they couldn’t vote at that point and were not going to vote for another more than 100 years, ‘we need them to be active participants in the nation. They need to know the national history because they need to teach their children,’” Norton says.

Today, the ways in which Americans celebrate the Fourth of July differ. Many will host or attend cookouts. The three most popular foods that’ll be consumed are hamburgers, barbecued meats and hotdogs, according to a recent survey conducted by TopCashBack.com.

Attending a fireworks celebration is also high on many people’s lists.

Whatever they do, 86 percent of Americans say they plan to actively celebrate Independence Day.

 

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FILE — About 60% of Americans planned to have or attend a cookout on Independence Day 2019, according to the National Retail Federation. VOA

Jim Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, believes widespread enthusiasm for the holiday stems from the fact that Independence Day honors all Americans.

“It’s celebrating democratic institutions, principles of freedom, principles of equality,” he says. “We can all get behind that. It’s not a single religion. It’s not a single group. It honors all Americans for their participation in civic culture, beginning with a group of Americans who gathered to declare the nation to be independent based upon a set of principles that are very admirable.”

One of the most memorable Fourth of July speeches was given by Frederick Douglass, a social reformer and writer who’d escaped slavery in Maryland.

He highlighted the hypocrisy of the ideals of freedom in a country where enslaved people remained in bondage. Speaking at an Independence Day celebration on July 5, 1852, Douglass famously asked, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

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“He basically says, ‘Yeah, this is about freedom and that doesn’t pertain to us in this country,’” says Grossman, adding that Douglass pointed out, “the distance between the principles enunciated in America’s founding documents and the ways in which American politics and social order had played out since the 1770s.”

Norton believes Americans should take the time this Fourth of July to reflect upon their role in ensuring America remains a republic based on the notion that people can govern themselves.

 

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An undated photo of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. VOA

“For me, it’s a day to reflect on everybody’s responsibilities to the nation, which goes far beyond the military’s responsibilities to the nation,” Norton says. “I think it’s everyone’s mutual responsibility to maintain the republic… this was something that very much concerned Adams and the other leaders of the revolution. They knew the history of the Roman Republic and how it had turned into a dictatorship.” (VOA)