warlo006: November 2011 Archives

Beauty in the eye of the beholder elaborates on the idea of different people possessing diverse principles of beauty and that not everyone approves on who is attractive and who is not. Yet beauty is universally defined by a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form that pleases aesthetic senses, especially sight as well as the intellect or moral sense. The evolutionary models of psychology have overturned this idea by explicating that the same standards of beauty are the similar across individuals and cultures. For instance, within the United States, the ethnicities of Eastern Asians, Caucasians and African Americans agree on which faces are more or less beautiful. Cross culturally, there is substantial agreement in the judgment of beauty among Latins, Russians, Brazilians, Hispanics, Cruzans, Indians, and the Chinese. The evolutionary theory also states that we are born with the knowledge of who is beautiful and who is not. Two studies conducted in the mid-1980's independently validated that infants as young as two to three month olds stare longer at the face that adults judge to be more attractive than at a face that adults judge to be less attractive. This study explained that babies tend to stare at objects that they consider to be pleasing, thus, babies favor to look longer at a person they view more attractive.
I think the idea of beauty in the eye of the beholder plays an important role in society of demonstrating that there is more to life than physical attractiveness. I think personality can make or break someone's beauty and that although there is a universal way of defining beauty, not everybody is forced to conform to it and feel the same way as everybody else. Ultimately, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart"(Helen Keller).

Staying Young

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How much money are you willing to spend to stay young? Americans spend billions of dollars every year on anti-aging products that guarantee these extraordinary results. In general, aging is inevitable. Yet people go to extreme measures in order to avoid excess wrinkles and gray hairs as well as to fit in with society and the glamorous celebrities. Some simple tips that have been scientifically proven to help people age better are: getting more sleep, staying fit, lathering on face lotion, staying out of the sun, limiting alcohol and cigarette use, and relaxing.
For instance, sleep allows your immune system time to repair the damage instigated by day-to-day activities. Our body needs approximately seven to eight hours of sleep a night. As a result, your face will suffer the most damage if you do not receive enough sleep. Many lotions contain vitamins that can do wonders for your skin. Some examples of these are: reduced fine lines, improved textures, tightened pores, a natural radiance, restored firmness and hydrated skin.
I think this is an important concept because people waste so much money on anti-aging creams every year when there are simple things they can do everyday to prevent wrinkles and aging. As I am witnessing my mother continue to worry about aging, she refuses to focus on what she could have done in helping her skin. Instead she concentrates on the new products that will help her in the moment. Although being young is considered "the best times of our lives", we are older much longer than we are young. So, while we are young, it is extremely important that we take care of our body. I want to feel and look good as I age. Although getting older is unavoidable, through these tips, I believe I can make a difference in my health.

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