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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS THAT ARE ACTUALLY DOABLE

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New Year’s resolutions can often be difficult to keep, with many setting their expectations far too high. Rather than failing to keep your resolutions even until the end of January, set yourself a few resolutions that are actually doable.

Eat Healthier

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions out there is to eat healthier, but this is something that you need to fully commit to. In order to help avoid unhealthy temptations, try ordering a weekly supply of groceries online, as this will give you a visual image of what your weekly diet will look like. You should also keep a food diary, as this will help you to keep track of the improvements that you have been making, as well as encourage you to try new ingredients and cooking techniques.

Exercise More

Many people resolve to spend more time at the gym, but resolving to exercise more in general means that you are much more likely to stick to this. While the gym may have everything you think you need, the anticipation of a grueling workout can be off-putting at the end of a long day, resulting in you skipping exercise altogether. There is no denying the benefits of a session at the gym, but include other forms of exercise in your resolution too, from walking the dog to cycling to playing different sports to learning a martial art.

Explore a New Place

Resolving to travel more is common, but this can often be unrealistic for many when it actually comes time to doing so. Rather than resolving to visit exotic, far-flung destinations, make one of your resolutions to simply explore a new place, without stipulating where this should be. This means that you have the option of exploring somewhere local to you if you desire, but still gives you the leeway to travel across the world.

Learn Something New

Learning something new gives the brain an incredible mental workout, boosting the parts of it that are linked with memory, decision making and learning. Whether you take a college class, sign up for an online language course, or simply set yourself a list of challenging books to read, learning something new is easy, and brings with it so many different benefits. Once you start to notice the improvements within yourself, you will have no problems at all sticking to this resolution.

Spend More Time Outdoors

Spending time outdoors is so good for your health, but, in order to stick to this resolution, you need to set yourself some mini goals. Whether this may be a list of outdoor destinations that you visit every weekend, or joining forces with friends so that you can encourage each other to keep this resolution, this is a resolution that will quickly become a much-loved habit.

Studies have shown that only one in ten people actually stick to their New Year’s resolutions, so, if you want to make sure that you are one of these people, set yourself some resolutions that are actually doable. From learning something new to eating healthier, these resolutions are not only easy to stick to, but will also bring so many benefits to your life.

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT MINIMIZE THE EFFECTS OF AGING

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Your lifestyle has a huge impact on the way in which you age, and it really is possible to stop the clock simply by making a few healthy changes. From engaging in regular physical activity to maintaining a positive attitude, these are just a few of the ways in which you can minimize the effects of aging.

A Healthy Diet 

When it comes to slowing down the aging process, a healthy diet is absolutely key. Currently, the Japanese are most likely to live to 100 out of all other countries in the world, and this is largely attributed to the foods that they eat. From consuming copious amounts of green tea, which is one of the best anti-aging ingredients out there, to eating plenty of nuts and oily fish, both of which are high in omega-3 fats and reduce the risk of chronic disease, there are many ways to change your diet to make it healthier. Whole foods rather than processed foods are vital, as are fresh fruits and vegetables and unrefined grains.

A Positive Mental Outlook 

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, aspects such as diet and exercise are often the first to be examined, but a positive mental attitude can be just as important. Studies have shown strong links between longevity and positivity, with those who embrace aging, looking at it as an opportunity rather than a hindrance, experiencing far less of the dreaded effects of aging.

Regular Physical Activity 

Exercise boosts the body in so many different ways, from building bone mass to strengthening the heart to increasing blood flow, which then has a positive effect on the brain. Studies have shown that exercise is one of the best ways in which to prevent the loss of mobility that usually accompanies aging, so if you are not currently engaging in regular physical activity, now is the time to start. This does not need to be anything too intense, as even a brisk 30-minute walk every evening would still bring you some fantastic benefits.

Stress Management 

Stress is seriously aging, and while it would be near impossible to completely cut all sources of stress out of your life, there are certainly many ways in which you can better manage stress when it does arise. Everybody deals with stress differently, so you may need to try out a few different techniques before finding some that really work for you. Whether this may be yoga and meditation, physical activity, having some “me time” doing something that you love, or spending time with loved ones to boost your mood, try to keep stress levels to a minimum as much as you can.

There is a direct correlation between lifestyle habits and aging, making it so important to develop healthier habits as early on in life as possible. From adjusting your diet to include healthier foods to making a conscious effort to manage your stress rather than allowing it to overcome you, following these tips will soon have you well on your way to slowing down your natural aging process.

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STANDOUT LOOKS FROM PRE FALL 2017

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Pre-Fall shows have now become a mainstay in the fashion calendar, being just as highly anticipated as the main seasonal shows. From Chanel to Oscar de la Renta, these were some of the standout looks from the Pre Fall 2017 runway shows.

Chanel 

Held at the Ritz in Paris, the Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 show was as glamorous and extravagant as you would expect. The collection itself is quite eclectic, but this means that there are looks available to suit just about every style. From metallic figure-hugging knit dresses to dramatic black leather capes to tiered skirts creating a beautifully classic silhouette, these looks each have a timeless quality about them, and are likely to be a huge hit next season.

Oscar de la Renta 

While the fantasy-like dresses created by Oscar de la Renta are always adored, the brand’s standout looks for Pre-Fall 2017 were focussed around the footwear instead. Evening flats take center stage, with everything from embellished slide-on shoes to embroidered slippers, and these were styled with such a wide range of garments, from formal ball gowns to casual sweaters, showcasing their versatility.

Coach 

Coach was another brand that produced quite an eclectic Pre-Fall 2017 collection, and this was also the first time that they put both womenswear and menswear on the runway together. The looks that really stood out were the boy/girl versions of different garments, such as biker jackets, parkas, varsity jackets and shearlings. Sequinned embroidered patches were also seen on the majority of garments, which were originally created as a collaboration with artist Gary Baseman but have now experienced quite the upgrade.

Nili Lotan 

Military influences could be seen throughout the Pre-Fall 2017 collection from Nili Lotan, with these hard and edgy looks contrasting with others that were sensuously feminine. While all of the pieces from this collection are worth mentioning, the star of the show was Lotan’s signature slip dress, which had been updated in a camouflage print silk chiffon, featuring velvet straps and a raw, frayed hemline.

Victoria Beckham 

Victoria Beckham’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection was exquisitely chic, with one of the key colors being a marled pink flecked with gray, and this could be seen on a wide range of garments. Beckham’s bias-cut slip dress was also a standout, as this featured a reverse pinstripe with black stripes on a white background, as well as a matching silk button-down shirt to make the dress office-appropriate. Plaid was also another popular choice, and this seems to be the case in many of the Pre-Fall 2017 collections, so is likely to be quite the trend next season.

As always, the Pre-Fall 2017 shows featured many standout looks that you are likely to soon see much more of as 2017 progresses. If you have been looking to update your wardrobe in time for the next season, then these pieces would be a great place to start.

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SLOWING DOWN THE AGING PROCESS

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Aging is a part of life that many people dread, and can actually be accelerated by a number of different factors, from sugar intake to stress. While these may be hard to completely avoid, there are still several steps that you can take that will help you to slow down the rate at which your body ages.

An Anti-Aging Diet

Your diet plays such a huge role in the aging process, and in addition to cutting back on refined, processed foods, there are also certain anti-aging foods that you can begin to eat more of. Antioxidants are beneficial to just about every part of the body, from your arteries to your skin, and foods such as green tea, wild-caught fish and dark leafy greens are extremely high in these. Berries also contain powerful antioxidants that maintain the muscles and prevent cancer, while herbs are able to cleanse and detox the body, removing the toxins that accelerate aging. When it comes to foods to avoid, sugars, grains, hydrogenated oils and alcohol are all at the top of the list, and will most likely only speed up the aging process.

Stress Management

Stress, especially chronic stress, is a major contributing factor when it comes to premature aging, because the cortisol that your body releases as a response to this stress can severely damage your health over time. This makes stress management essential if you want to slow down the aging process, and while this may seem near-impossible to some, this is likely to only be due to the fact that you have not yet found a stress management method that works for you. While some find relaxation techniques, from yoga to meditation, to be helpful, others choose to release their stress through physical activity. Making time in your life for fun is also important, even if this means learning how to manage your time in a different way.

Regularly Detox

Since toxins severely accelerate the aging process, it is important to regularly detox your body, clearing it of this harmful toxic environment. From drinking lemon water instead of coffee each morning to eating plenty of fiber to keep your bowels moving, to drinking a couple of litres of water a day to flush your body out, there are many ways in which you can detox. Certain foods are known for being able to enhance the detoxification process, such as broccoli, due to its sulfur and folic acid content, and milk thistle, which has been proven to be extremely effective at cleansing the liver. Exercise will also help, as your body will sweat away toxins, so you should also spend some time in a sauna if you can.

Anti-Aging Skin Care

Aging might be inevitable, but you can certainly do your bit to enjoy younger-looking skin for longer. Invest in an anti-aging skin care routine that covers the basics of skin care and also includes special treatments such as deep peels, wrinkle treatments and face masks to give your skin the right cocktail of ingredients it needs to rediscover its youthful glow. Don’t go about expecting results overnight, but continued use of your skin care products coupled with the right lifestyle habits should go a long way in helping you bring back a softer, more supple look and feel to your skin.

While aging cannot be avoided completely, it can most certainly be slowed down, and there are several ways in which you can do this. From paying attention to the amount at which you detox your body, to ensuring that you do not experience chronic stress, these tips are all key when it comes to developing anti-aging lifestyle habits.

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FACIAL YOGA TO LIFT, FIRM AND TONE

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Considered to be a natural, non-invasive alternative to Botox and other face tightening surgeries, facial yoga brings with it many benefits, from boosting circulation and nourishing skin cells to stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.

A Smoother Forehead

The forehead muscles can often become quite tense, resulting in deep wrinkles and lines. To prevent this from occurring, it is important to understand how to relax your forehead muscles, which is exactly what this technique has been designed to do. To begin with, make a fist with both hands, placing your middle and index finger knuckles on the center of your forehead. While applying and maintaining a firm pressure, slide your fists outwards, ending this by gently pressing your knuckles into your temples, and then repeating four more times.

Chin Lifts

When the chin begins to sag, this can really alter the look of your entire face, but this facial yoga technique will help to firm your chin back up. Tilt your head towards the ceiling, looking upwards, and pull your lips tightly together. Hold this for about ten seconds before relaxing, and then repeat this up to ten times. This technique is extremely effective at banishing that dreaded double chin, but you need to ensure that your lips are the only facial muscle that is being used when practicing chin lifts.

A Natural Facelift

This is a technique that works both the facial and neck muscles, meaning not only does it target double chins, but it will also give your face a leaner and tighter appearance, similar to the results of a facelift. Keeping your spine erect, tilt your head backwards and make sure that your gaze is pointed towards the ceiling. Pull out your lips and blow air, doing this for ten seconds before relaxing, and then repeating nine more times.

The Eye Lift

The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate, and is often one of the first areas to show signs of aging. This eye lift technique will help to lift drooping eyelids, as well as sagging skin around the eyes, smoothing this out to result in a much more youthful appearance. To begin with, press your shoulders down but lift one arm straight up, dropping this over your head and placing your fingertips on your temples. Press down gently, lifting your face up and back, before dropping your head over your shoulder so that your chest is open. While holding this position, breathe out slowly through your mouth, before switching to the other side and repeating.

For those that are hoping to experience the benefits of facial yoga as quickly as possible, it is recommended that you practice these techniques every day for about 20 minutes. While results vary from person to person, it is likely that you will begin to notice improvements in your face and neck in just two weeks, with these improvements only becoming even more significant as the months progress.

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SYDNEY THEME

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Sydney’s coastline is extraordinary, and one of the best ways to explore this is by taking a walk along some of the city’s coastal paths. While there are a few different tracks to choose from, OROGOLD Stores will be showcasing “Sydney’s Famous Coastal Trail” that everybody visiting the city should walk.

Australia is home to some legendary landmarks, and, when visiting the country, there are some that definitely should not be missed. From architectural greats to natural wonders, OROGOLD Store Locator will be taking you around some of “Australia’s Most Popular Landmarks”.

Snorkeling and swimming are two quintessential Australian sports, and Sydney is a great city in which to indulge in both of these. Whether you want to see magnificent sharks or tiny tropical fish, OROGOLD Locations has put together some “Great Spots in Sydney to Snorkel and Swim”.

Every country around the world is unique in its own way, and Australia is no exception. From its abundance of nature and wildlife to its quirky food products, OROGOLD Reviews takes a look at what can be “Found Only in the Land Down Under”.

Every country will have their own traditional beauty secrets, and Australia is no different. If you want to know how to glow like Australian women do, check out these “Australian Beauty Secrets” on OROGOLD.com.

Your skin’s needs change quite significantly throughout the year, and, in the winter months, the level of care it needs is quite different to that of the summer. To ensure that you really are nourishing your skin in the best way possible, How to Use OROGOLD will be sharing with you some top “Winter Skin Care Tips”.

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FALL 2016 FASHION TRENDS

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With every new season comes exciting new fashion trends, and the hottest ones for this fall are guaranteed to add some extra style to your look. From avant-garde ruffles to ultra-warm shearling, these will be some of the most popular trends for fall 2016.

Ruffles

Ruffles consistently make a comeback in the fashion world, but this season takes them to new heights with the over-the-top proportions that were seen on runways. While designers such as Christian Siriano and Cushnie et Ochs may have produced ruffled garments that many women would not find wearable, other top designers, such as Jill Stuart, have scaled these down into styles that would work for just about every occasion.

Velvet

Soft and luxurious, velvet has been making a slow return over the years, with short, black, velvet dresses being especially popular last year. This season sees many more designers making use of this classic fabric, manipulating it in ways that make it look fluid and ultra feminine, from the ruched styles at Preen to the sophisticated designs from Prada to the flowing and flirtatious separates from Monse and Alberta Ferretti.

Statement Furs

One of the most controversial of materials out there, fur has made its way back into the limelight for this fall. With both real and faux furs being featured, the main difference this season is that the material has been used in garments that truly make a statement. From the floral fur found at Michael Kors to the cotton candy fur coat created by J.Crew, a statement fur guarantees that not only will you be kept warm and comfortable, but you will also have all eyes on you wherever you may go.

Shearling

Shearling, which many do not realize is actually sheepskin, is another incredibly warm material, making it perfectly suited to the colder weather of fall. From just about every runway show, it would seem as though shearling is the go-to material for outerwear this season, with Celine in particular having some gorgeously cut coats. For those who want to wear shearling in a more unusual way, 1205 has used the material to create stunning dresses that will certainly inject some chic into your look.

Metallic Gold

Metallics in general are going to be seen everywhere this fall and winter, but gold will definitely be the color of choice for most people. Metallic gold is such a stand-out color, making it ideal for attention-grabbing pieces. For those who want a one-piece, Rachel Zoe has a sheer metallic gold maxi dress that would be ideal for seasonal get togethers, while Baja East has produced some metallic gold formal tops that can easily be paired with pants that you already own, instantly making this high fashion trend much more wearable. 

In terms of fashion, fall and winter 2016 are certainly set to be exciting. With everything from re-invented velvet to bright, sparkling metallics, these trends are each extremely distinct, but also versatile and wearable at the same time.

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BAHRAIN THEME

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Bahrain is considered to be quite the shopper’s paradise, with visitors flocking here from far and wide to indulge in some retail therapy. Whether you are seeking out elegant and exclusive shopping malls, or busy and noisy souqs, OROGOLD Stores has put together a guide that will tell you exactly where to go when “Shopping in Bahrain”.

For those who want to learn more about Bahrain’s history and heritage, the “Bahrain National Museum” is the place to go. OROGOLD Store Locator will be featuring some of the museum’s highlights, so that you know exactly which exhibits to head to if you are short on time.

Translated to English as The Gateway to Bahrain, Bab al-Bahrain is another of the country’s famous landmarks. Marking the entrance to the sprawling labyrinth of the Manama Souq, OROGOLD Locations will be spending “A Day at the Bab al-Bahrain Bazaar”.

While many of its neighbors have banned alcohol, Bahrain is much more tolerant, which is why its nightlife scene is one of the very best amongst the Gulf states. From intimate bars that focus on an eclectic music range to the hottest nightclubs that always have a packed dance floor, OROGOLD Store Locator will be taking you to the very best of “Bahrain’s Weekend Nightlife” venues.

In the same way that food and language has spread from the West, so has fashion, and Western influences can now be seen in just about every country around the world. From classic jeans to the powerful business suit, OROGOLD WordPress will be taking a look at some of the “Western Styles that are Loved Everywhere”.

 

Scientists are always seeking out new anti-aging secrets, and it would seem as though a new and exciting one has recently been discovered. For those who are intrigued, head on over to OROGOLD School to learn more about “Fighting Back the Effects of Cell Aging”.

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WHAT’S HELPING YOUR SKIN AGE?

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While aging is inevitable, there are several different factors that contribute to the way in which your skin ages, as well as the rate at which it does so. From inflammation to DNA damage, these are some of the most common causes of aging skin, as well as the ways in which you can put a stop to it.

DNA Damage

UV rays from the sun are known for causing damage to skin cells, which then results in deeper DNA damage. When this DNA damage builds up over time, skin cells are unable to function properly, and not only does this lead to accelerated aging, but also to skin cancer. The best way to protect your skin from DNA damage is by ensuring that your sun protection methods are sufficient, meaning that not only should you be using a sunscreen each and every day, even in the winter months, but you should also be staying in the shade during the sun’s strongest hours. Incorporating antioxidants, peptides and retinol into your skin care routine will always go a long way in helping to reverse some of the damage that has already been caused.

Decreased Cell Turnover

Cell turnover is the process in which fresh, new skin cells move from deep within the skin towards the surface, during which the outer, dead layer of skin cells is shed. As the body ages, the cell turnover process naturally decreases, meaning that older and duller skin cells remain on the surface for much longer. The best way to boost cell turnover is with regular exfoliation, whether this may be manual or chemical, as this will clear away the layer of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, making it easier for the younger skin cells to move through.

Inflammation

Skin inflammation can be attributed to a number of different causes, but they all contribute to skin aging by damaging the skin’s supplies of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The only way to put a stop to your inflammation is to figure out the exact cause, whether this may be an occasional allergic reaction or a chronic condition, such as rosacea and psoriasis, and then explore the methods to treat this. In the meantime, ensure that all products that you use are designed for sensitive skin, and contain gentle and soothing ingredients, so as not to exacerbate any inflammation. You should also ensure that you are eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, as the ingredients that you put into your body can have a huge effect on the amount of inflammation you experience.

Nobody wants their skin to age, and while this may be unavoidable to quite an extent, there are many steps that you can take to slow down the rate at which your skin ages. From reducing any skin inflammation to taking necessary measures to reverse DNA damage, these tips will leave you with a youthful looking complexion for many more years to come.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AGERS THEME

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In order to really be able to slow down the aging process, you need to first get to know some of its intricacies. If you think that truly “Understanding the Skin’s Aging Process” is difficult, think again, as OROGOLD Deep Peeling has laid it all out for you in a way that is simple and easy to comprehend.

Even if you take the best possible care of your skin that you can, you still have to deal with all of the unexpected aging triggers that your skin has to deal with each and every day. From artificial heating to high stress levels, OROGOLD.com has rounded up some of the most common but “Surprising Everyday Aging Triggers”, so that you can be aware of all of these extra factors that have an impact on how your skin ages.

Wrinkles are usually one of the most oft-dreaded parts of aging, but in order to really prevent them, you need to first learn about the many different factors that cause them. How to Use OROGOLD has rounded up a few “Lifestyle and Environmental Factors that May Lead to Wrinkles”, so that you can ensure that your skin is protected from each and every one of them.

When it comes to environmental agers, pollution and stress are usually at the top of the list, and can have a massively detrimental effect on your skin. OROGOLD Reviews will be taking a closer look at the links between “Pollution, Stress & Your Skin”, helping you to understand exactly how they are all connected.

Aging is a part of life that just about everybody dreads, but there comes a point when you need to stop trying to fight the inevitable. OROGOLD School will be discussing the ways in which you can “Embrace Your Aging Gracefully”, encouraging you to take pride in your skin and appearance no matter what age you may currently be at.

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