posted 30th September, 2010 under Food for Thought.
When was the last time your age came up in conversation? Interestingly, people disclose their age to others on average 3 times a week. And 1 out of every 5 will lie about their age. Take my neighbour for example – she has been 52 for the last 8 years.
So, why is the number of years we have been on earth so important to us? And more interestingly, why does it shape us and our choices so significantly?
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posted 16th September, 2010 under The Bottom Drawer.
If you think you’ve got a lot on your brain, you may reconsider when you hear about the lady sea snails in Perth. Marine researchers have found a shockingly high percentage of female snails off the coast growing pen*ses from their heads! (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/pointed-dilemma-for-female-sea-snails/story-e6frg6nf-1225917685278)
Resist the urge to call these little critters “d*ckheads” – because it’s not their fault!
Known as Thais Orbita, this snail specie is common to the shores of Perth. What is highly uncommon is the fact that almost 98% of the these lady snails now have a “male appendage” on their shells. They are being affected by the disorder called “imposex” which is caused by chemicals from the boating industry, in particular TBT, being left in the sediment they inhabit.
Just to note, the male snails are not affected by this disease as they already have their ding dongs on the brain – and that is the anatomical truth!
This disorder probably presents some confusion to these snails, but more seriously, it can cause infertility and potentially devastate the ecosystem if their population were to be wiped out. But there is hope for these creatures as environmental cleanup has seen a decline in this headache of a disorder.
After learning of this strange phenomenon, it got us thinking of a strange idea…
What if females had the chance to grow a male appendage.…
Now, before you take this in the literal sense, what we really mean is, what would you do if you were a man for a day?
At the femmefiles desk, we’ve made a list:
- Finally play a fair match at sports
- Eat everything we want at the afternoon BBQ
- Beat up our older brother
- Get ready to go out in 5 minutes
- Earn more money
- Have control of the TV remote
- Not cry when watching sad movies
- Stare at our cellulite free legs
- Take long lunches at work
- Never do laundry
Femmefile readers, please elaborate on our list and let us know what you would do?
Brianna Raich at the FF
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posted 12th September, 2010 under Beauty,Nutrition and Health Cabinet.
When it comes to getting rid of cellulite, a lot of people mistakenly think that the only option that they have is to undergo surgery. However, this really could not be further from the truth. There are a lot of liposuction alternatives out there, and some of them are highly effective. The important thing is that you carefully consider your options before jumping straight into surgery.
A lot of people are trying to find out how to reduce cellulite. The simple fact is that there are numerous different ways that this can be achieved without you having to spend a fortune. A lot of people have tried some of the various cellulite reduction creams that are available at the moment. However, a lot of these creams don’t work, and they are also incredibly expensive.
Another thing that a lot of people are looking into when it comes to getting rid of cellulite is different diets. There are some diets out there that will reduce the appearance of cellulite. However, there is no guarantee that these diets will work. The other thing to keep in mind is the fact that a lot of these diets are actually unhealthy. There is no point in undertaking a diet that could potentially be damaging to your health, especially when there are so many other options out there.
If you are looking for real liposuction alternatives that actually work then one thing that you should definitely be looking into is the Hypoxi system. This innovative treatment is especially designed to get rid of cellulite without you having to starve yourself, do a huge amount of exercise, or spend a fortune. The good thing about the Hypoxi system is that you are able to lose all of that horrible cellulite without actually having to do a thing.
Hypoxi have a range of different treatments that are designed to effectively get rid of cellulite in specific areas of the body. If you are looking for a way to get rid of cellulite without breaking the bank then this is definitely one to be considered.
posted 6th September, 2010 under Inspirational Femmes,The Bottom Drawer.
As if bearing a child wasn’t enough, Femme Files salute those women who have started successful businesses with a baby on their hip!
Flipping through a pregnancy magazine yesterday (goodbye, Vogue) I came across a great story – women with children who’d started a successful business since becoming a mum. Contrary to taking time off work, these women combined motherhood with working from home in their own time, on a product they loved. Here are a couple of my faves:
Ally Schulz, founder and CEO of Minimink (www.minimink.com.au) and mum of three was unable to find a suitable cuddly winter blanket to warm her baby, so she created her own range which is now stocked across Australia and internationally. She tells Cosmo Pregnancy “I wanted a really thick, multipurpose rug that could be used to wrap my baby, and make him comfortable on hard floors, so I sourced some high quality, extremely soft, faux fur. When we were out and about, I was astounded by the number of people who stopped me to ask where I got my rug. The rest is history!”
Narelle Chenery, founder and creative director of Miessence (www.miessence.com) and mum of three was sick of buying skincare products with false claims, so she created her own selection of certified organic products for mothers and their babies. She tells Cosmo Pregnancy “I’ve always been interested in natural living, but when I discovered that the ‘natural’ cosmetics I was using weren’t what they claimed to be, I looked into making my own. I started selling the range at local markets… the company saw massive growth when I adopted a network marketing structure, which pays customers for recommendations that result in a sale.” Narelle’s isn’t a small cottage business either – her annual turnover has skyrocketed from $60,000 in the first year to an annual turnover of $12 million! Rather than waiting for someone else to invent the product they were after, these women took matters into their own hands and created their own companies, filling gaps in the market and allowing other women to benefit from their foresight.
Motherhood is a challenging role which requires 24/7 dedication. So these women must have superhuman time management skills to establish a business in between feeds. We’ve been racking our brains for a baby-related idea – a glow-in-the-dark dummy? Diapers with inbuilt nappy-rash lotion? Any thoughts Femmes?
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