cosmetics and beauty products

Are colours in beauty products safe?

Many people avoid artificial colours in their foods, but don’t think about the colours in cosmetics and personal care products. Government agencies around the world see themselves as relying on scientific evidence. Yet few government agencies will acknowledge that not everyone agrees about which colours are safe.

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do not give up

Can I achieve what I really want, or should I give up?

We are urged to persist in order to achieve what we want. Don’t give up. Success could just be around the corner: Winston S. Churchill: “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Roy T. Bennett wrote in The Light in the Heart: “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” Colin Powell: “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” Elbert Hubbard: “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” Louis Pasteur: “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity” These are just a few of the many quotes you can find on the internet extolling the virtue of persistence and continuing in the face of failure. You must continue, of course, because it will lead to success. But is this really true? Persistence is a very useful quality to possess, but it can be counter-productive sometimes. It’s important to be able to distinguish between when persistence is a positive …

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What to do about abandoned new year’s resolutions

According to a US survey commissioned by Crispy Green of 2000 adults the average respondent will have given up on their resolutions by February 1st, and 68% said they usually don’t even last that long. The survey undertaken by OnePoll also found that one in seven respondents never really believe they will follow through on their resolutions in the first place. So, what is stopping so many people from improving themselves? The top reason given by respondents was a lack of discipline (52%), followed by packed schedules (43%). Other popular responses included social pressure (40%), familial pressure (39%), and negative influence from a partner (35%). It’s clear that the majority of respondents don’t end up seeing through their plans to completion.  It’s often not for lack of effort. In all, 41% of respondents said they usually try to announce their resolutions to other people in an attempt to be held accountable, and 37% often try and recruit a friend to work on their resolutions together. In light of this research I thought that now was …

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