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Some were popular for decades, some were popular for only a year or two, but at one time, they were on everyone’s table.

 

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Chances are, you have your favorite, go-to birthday cake ‚ÄĒ but how about enjoying the one everyone was eating on the day you were born

 

 

 

Chances are, you have your favorite, go-to birthday cake ‚ÄĒ but how about enjoying the one everyone was eating on the day you were born? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at all the biggest, best, and most popular cakes that have trended over the years. Some were popular for decades, some were popular for only a year or two, but at one time, they were on everyone’s table

 

 

1948-1956: Chiffon cake

 

 

Chiffon cake is a light, dairy-free cake that looks a lot like Angel Food. It’s got the same spongy texture, but this cake is made with both egg whites and yolks, along with fruit juice. It also has something of a sordid history, says The Rake. The cake’s history goes back to the 1920s, and it was the creation of a super-secretive baker named (and we’re not making this up) Harry Baker. He sold his recipe to Betty Crocker in 1948 and when he did, the following marketing campaign made chiffon cakes one of the new food trends that ushered in the 1950s. For years, orange and lemon chiffon cakes were the pride and joy of many home cooks, and the crowning glory that dinner guests “Ooh’ed” and “Aah’ed”

 

 

The most popular cake the year you were born

Chances are, you have your favorite, go-to birthday cake ‚ÄĒ but how about enjoying the one everyone was eating on the day you were born? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at all the biggest, best, and most popular cakes that have trended over the years. Some were popular for decades, some were popular for only a year or two, but at one time, they were on everyone’s table.

 

 

1957-1960: German chocolate cake

 

 

German chocolate cake isn’t actually German, says NPR, and was instead named for Sam German, the creator of a sweet baking chocolate

aptly called German’s Chocolate. Even though the chocolate hit the market in 1852, it wasn’t until 1957 that it became hugely popular ‚ÄĒ and German himself had nothing to do it with. When a Texas baker sent her chocolate cake recipe to a Dallas newspaper, people tried making it for themselves and absolutely loved it. German’s sweet baking chocolate was the key ingredient, and the cake was so popular their sales rose around 73 percent.

Pink champagne cake

 

 

 

 

You’ve probably seen the social media posts about the brilliance of putting carbonated beverages in cakes, and it’s definitely not a new thing. Chocolate cakes made with cola have been popular across the southern US for decades, but in the beginning of the 1960s it was the West Coast’s pink champagne cake that took, well, the cake.

 

 

There actually is champagne in it, and Epicurious says it’s one of the most requested recipes from the Los Angeles Times. Their version called for ¬ĺ cup of champagne, and others who wanted to make a cake that was a little less boozy substituted strawberry soda. The layers of this sweet, light cake were usually separated by a layer of coconut or Bavarian cream then covered in fondant, and for the life of us, we can’t imagine why this one ever fell off America’s radar.

 

 

 

1967-1971: Carrot cake

 

 

People have actually been making carrot-filled desserts since the Middle Ages, and Cake Spy says foodie history is dotted with a resurgence in the popularity of carrots in sweet and savory dishes alike. But carrot cake got a major boost in popularity as the decades shifted from the 1960s into the 1970s, for a few reasons. It wasn’t until the late 1960s that the cream cheese frosting we know and love today became the go-to choice for topping carrot cake, and let’s be honest here ‚ÄĒ it’s the frosting that makes it. Couple that with an increasingly health-conscious country, and carrot cake surged in popularity. It stayed near the top for years, too, because the carrots make it healthy, right?

 

 

1972-1973: Sock-it-to-me cake

 

 

 

A what? We can hear it now. The 1970s Sock-it-to-me cake was a kind of coffee cake, and it looked pretty boring from the outside. Cut into it, though, and you’ll find a layer of brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecan filling. The whole thing was usually topped with a glaze, and it’s what anyone who was anyone was making for their guests. That’s partially because the name was a pop culture reference to one of the biggest shows on television at the time, Laugh-In. According to The Times-News, the Sock-it-to-me cake wasn’t just banking on its sketch comedy name ‚ÄĒ it was seriously tasty.

 

 

1975-1977: Jell-O poke cakes

 

 

We can’t even begin to stress just how important Jell-O was in the 1970s. It was quick, it was easy, and it was even used in cakes. The idea is actually pretty brilliant, and there’s an almost endless number of combinations you could have whipped up for your family’s dessert. When Chicago Now’s Abbie Claire had her first 1970s-inspired Jell-O poke cake, it was lemon cake with lime Jell-O, while cookbook writer Jeremy Jackson says his grandmother’s go-to recipe was white or yellow cake with strawberry Jell-O (via NPR). Integrating the cake and the Jell-O is the brilliant part, and doing it only requires poking some holes in the cake (hence the name), and pouring in the Jell-O. That’s it. Seriously. The Jell-O sets into the cake, and it’s no wonder this slightly psychedelic cake was so popular.

 

 

1978-1983: Hummingbird cake

 

 

 

Hummingbird cake is pretty aptly named, as it’s a light cake filled with the sweet flavors of banana and pineapple. It’s also a little odd in that we know exactly when it became so popular: with the February 1978 issue of Southern Living. That’s when Mrs. LH Wiggins’s recipe was published, and for decades, it’s remained their most requested recipe.

 

It was massively popular when it first came out in particular, because it was a pretty novel idea with a neat name. It’s said to be so sweet it would attract even a hummingbird, and earlier versions of the sweet, fruity layer cake were called the Doctor Bird Cake, created by a Jamaican airline. It was Mrs. Wiggins’s recipe America really feel in love with, though, bringing a slice of the tropics to dessert plates everywhere.

 

1984-1987: Tiramisu

 

 

By 1985, Eater says, tiramisu was so popular that The New York Times was wondering just how it had happened. The spongy, chocolately, espresso-dusted cake only really got introduced to restaurants in America in the 1980s, and America immediately fell in love with it. It had been kicking around for a long time before that, but it was something of a niche dessert served by grandmothers following recipes handed down through the generations. It’s not entirely clear just how the tiramisu craze kicked off, but we do know that by 1987, there were hundreds of different variations on the same idea being made in restaurants and bakeries across the country. Bread or cookies, booze-filled or booze-free, cocoa or chocolate‚Ķ there were any number of ways you could get your tiramisu, but everyone was eating some version of it.

 

1988: Chocolate praline layer cake

 

The Pillsbury Bake-Off competition introduced the Bundt pan to the country in 1966, and in 1988, it introduced another star.¬†The chocolate praline layer cake looked much, much more difficult to make than it was, and it tasted even better. Julie Bengtson’s recipe for a Devil’s food cake layered with sugary pecans and whipped cream proved that boxed cake mix definitely doesn’t have to be boring, and that layered cakes don’t have to be difficult. No wonder it was a massive hit!

 

 

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The Goal is to Retire Young and Rich “3 Things Successful People Do on the Daily ” ….

It’s why I’m so interested in the routines and habits of the most successful people.

 

I know success leaves clues. It’s why I’m so interested in the routines and habits of the most successful people. I’ve found once I implement behaviors that have been proven to work, I always experience positive change.

And how do I know that these behaviors are proven? Because of the results that they create for tons of successful people‚Äēand because they are backed by science.

When a book comes out that distills the¬†routines of the most successful people, I know it‚Äôs something that I have to read. One that I recently picked up was¬†Tools of Titans, Tim Ferriss‚Äô new book. It‚Äôs huge‚Äē673 pages long!

Over the past few years, Tim has interviewed almost 200 world-class performers, and he distilled all of these interviews into one book. His interviewees included top athletes, entertainers, doctors, investors, entrepreneurs, authors and researchers.

Three practices stood out to me; three things that almost all of the people interviewed for the book do. But they‚Äôre behaviors that most of us never even think about. I want to share them with you so that you can see¬†the secrets of the ultra-successful‚Äēand be able to transform your own life using these practices.

1. Meditation

More than 80 percent of the people Tim interviewed have a meditation ritual. And among those who don’t, most have a practice similar to meditation, such as listening to the same song or artist on repeat.

According to Tim,¬†meditation sets you up for success, because ‚Äúby practicing focus when it doesn‚Äôt matter, you can better focus when it does matter.‚ÄĚ Based on his interviews, he found that men tend to like Transcendental meditation, whereas women prefer Vipassana meditation.

When I read these facts in the book, I wasn’t surprised. I already knew the Marines use it to become more resilient in war zones and sports teams, such the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks, credit meditation with improved performance.

Meditation is one of the best ways to ‚Äúcontrol your brain,‚ÄĚ and science backs this up. It‚Äôs like daily exercise for your brain. Meditation is a way to¬†stop that voice in your head. It‚Äôs how you silence the voice that tells you to give up and that you‚Äôre not good enough.

It also makes you happier, less depressed and anxious, a better decision maker and more compassionate. Tim recommends starting with the apps Headspace and Calm, seeing which one you prefer, and then devoting just a few minutes a day to this practice.

2. A Morning Routine

I love this quote from Tim: ‚ÄúThe first 60- to- 90 minutes of the day handicap the next 12 hours.‚ÄĚ

Among those he profiled, most had a morning routine. Laura Vanderkam, an expert on creating habits, found the same thing‚Äēthat almost¬†all successful people have a morning routine.

Think about a typical morning: You’re rushing, barely get any food in your system, let alone a nutritious breakfast, getting the kids out the door and leaving the house feeling stressed and like you’re already behind. This was how I felt for years, until I implemented a morning routine into my life.

You see, with a morning routine, you have control over how your day begins. This is really important because research out of Wharton and Ohio State shows that your mood in the morning affects your productivity all day.

Instead of putting out fires from the moment you wake up, you have the time to start your day with a positive mindset and gear up for making the most of the day. So what should be in your morning routine? Most of the people in Tim‚Äôs book meditate in the morning and many exercise and¬†journal. I like to plan out the one or two most important tasks I have planned for the day‚Äēmy ‚Äúmust-dos.‚ÄĚ

3. Focusing on Your Strengths

This third practice is less of a routine and more of a mindset. Every single one of us is flawed. We’re all human, after all! Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that the most successful people got that way because they are somehow less flawed.

This is an absolute fallacy, one that Tim points out in the book. All of the ‚Äúsuperheroes‚ÄĚ he interviewed have struggled, just like you and me.¬†The reason for their successes is¬†notbecause they don‚Äôt have weaknesses.

Instead, according to Tim, the most successful among us are ‚Äúwalking flaws who have¬†maximized one or two strengths.‚ÄĚ We all have our own individual strengths, and it‚Äôs the people who discover their own strengths and really develop them who become the most successful.

They set up habits that align with their strengths. Are you a good writer? Than make writing every day a habit. Is connecting one of your strengths? Then make seeing friends a daily routine. Whatever your unique gifts are, work on strengthening them every single day.

And don’t let your weaknesses get you down. The most successful are the ones who stopped focusing on their weaknesses and instead focused on improving their strengths.

Today I challenge you to try out one of these three practices. Spend 10 minutes meditating, plan out a morning routine for tomorrow, or take 15 minutes and work on your signature strength. You’ll be on your way to success in no time.

 

 

 

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8 Life-Changing Tips from ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ Change your nutrition and it’s change your world.” “Do it today or regret TOMORROW.”

Carrots are one of those superstar vegetables that seem to be a hit with even the pickiest eaters.

 

In the world of delicious food, vegetables don’t always get the best reputation, surprisingly. While certainly considered nutritious, many veggies aren’t exactly winning in the flavor category. In fact, according to¬†Dr. Austin Robinson, only about 14 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of veggies on any given day.

When thinking about what vegetables you should be incorporating more into your every day, it helps to know which ones give you the most bang for your buck in both taste and nutritional value.

Cucumbers are one of my favorite vegetables for a number of reasons

Do eat: Radishes

If you’re looking for a veggie that’s as tasty as it is nutritious, radishes will certainly not disappoint. Besides being juicy and full of flavor (either sweet or pungent, depending on the variety of radish), this root vegetable is extremely versatile, used in everything from salads to stews. Short on time? Give your radishes a quick slice and enjoy them raw for a super simple snack. “I like the peppery bite and nearly bitter taste of fresh¬†radishes,” Matt Bolus, executive chef at¬†The 404 Kitchen¬†in Nashville, told me.¬†“To balance those flavors I like to eat them with fresh ricotta cheese, honey, and olive oil.”

They’re¬†high in fiber¬†and low in calories and carbs, so go ahead and get your munch on.

Do eat: Cucumbers

Cucumbers are one of my favorite vegetables for a number of reasons. First off, you don’t have to cook them (I’m all about saving time). Secondly, they are extremely refreshing (I love to toss a few slices in my water to switch things up). Finally, they make a good combination with just about anything¬†‚ÄĒ¬†tuna, tomatoes, hummus, watermelon, you name it.

What’s more, according to¬†Huffington Post, cucumbers are actually considered one of the healthiest vegetables. They’re chock full of nutrients, including potassium, vitamin K, and flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory substances, that may help in reducing the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. Did we mention cucumbers are also ridiculously easy to digest? Sounds like an all-around win to me.

Do eat: Zucchini

Like cucumbers, zucchini is also considered one of¬†most easy-to-digest vegetables, which makes it a great choice for anyone who regularly experiences stomach woes. What’s even better, they’re just as easy to prepare, often requiring little no cooking at all. “Zucchini squash are so versatile raw,”¬†Brooklyn-based food writer and entrepreneur,¬†Hetty McKinnon, told me in an interview. “Shave them into ribbons to make ‘zoodles’ (zucchini noodles) or try my favorite preparation¬†‚ÄĒ¬†teamed with pearl couscous and a creamy chili-lemon ricotta.”

Do eat: Radishes

If you’re looking for a veggie that’s as tasty as it is nutritious, radishes will certainly not disappoint. Besides being juicy and full of flavor (either sweet or pungent, depending on the variety of radish), this root vegetable is extremely versatile, used in everything from salads to stews. Short on time? Give your radishes a quick slice and enjoy them raw for a super simple snack. “I like the peppery bite and nearly bitter taste of fresh¬†radishes,” Matt Bolus, executive chef at¬†The 404 Kitchen¬†in Nashville, told me.¬†“To balance those flavors I like to eat them with fresh ricotta cheese, honey, and olive oil.”

They’re¬†high in fiber¬†and low in calories and carbs, so go ahead and get your munch on.

Do eat: Cucumbers

Cucumbers are one of my favorite vegetables for a number of reasons. First off, you don’t have to cook them (I’m all about saving time). Secondly, they are extremely refreshing (I love to toss a few slices in my water to switch things up). Finally, they make a good combination with just about anything¬†‚ÄĒ¬†tuna, tomatoes, hummus, watermelon, you name it.

What’s more, according to¬†Huffington Post, cucumbers are actually considered one of the healthiest vegetables. They’re chock full of nutrients, including potassium, vitamin K, and flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory substances, that may help in reducing the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. Did we mention cucumbers are also ridiculously easy to digest? Sounds like an all-around win to me.

Do eat: Zucchini

Like cucumbers, zucchini is also considered one of¬†most easy-to-digest vegetables, which makes it a great choice for anyone who regularly experiences stomach woes. What’s even better, they’re just as easy to prepare, often requiring little no cooking at all. “Zucchini squash are so versatile raw,”¬†Brooklyn-based food writer and entrepreneur,¬†Hetty McKinnon, told me in an interview. “Shave them into ribbons to make ‘zoodles’ (zucchini noodles) or try my favorite preparation¬†‚ÄĒ¬†teamed with pearl couscous and a creamy chili-lemon ricotta.”

Do eat: Rutabaga

If you have yet to experience the deliciousness that is rutabaga, you’re certainly missing out. Technically a¬†cross between a cabbage and a turnip, this root veggie is crispy and juicy with a delightfully mild taste that makes it extremely versatile. “I like to mash rutabagas with a little milk and cream, just like potatoes, or add some chunks to mashed potatoes,” food editor Faith Dunard wrote on¬†The Kitchn, “They add color and flavor, and all on their own they mash up deliciously golden and colorful.”

Rutabagas are¬†easy on the gut, according to Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac,author of the¬†New York Timesbest sellerCode,¬†because it’s¬†high in soluble fiber, but lower in insoluble fiber. ,¬†Your Personal Paleo¬†

Do eat: Yams

Like rutabaga, yams are another gut-friendly food, according to Kresser, because of their high amounts soluble fiber. An added bonus: yams are also a fantastic source of vitamins C and B6. In fact, just one cup of yams provides nearly 20 percent of the daily requirement for each of these nutrients.

Do eat: Carrots

Carrots are one of those superstar vegetables that seem to be a hit with even the pickiest eaters. “Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables to grab for a quick snack. Dietician and nutritionist¬†McKel Hill¬†shared on her website. “Crunchy, slightly sweet, and juicy, carrots are great to use in savory and sweet dishes.”

Carrots are super versatile and can be eaten raw or cooked in anything from a smoothie to a soup or even a cake. Carrots are also a great source of vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, beta carotene, olic acid, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. Like cucumbers, they can help clean the intestines, making them a great veggie choice for anyone who experiences regular constipation.

Do eat: Celery

If you’re looking for ways to shed unwanted pounds, you may want to consider incorporating more celery into your diet. “Although science is still not sure if it takes more calories to digest¬†celery¬†than to eat it, this vegetable is great to eat raw if you’re dieting,” Maat van Uitert, author of¬†Organic By Choice: The (Secret) Rebel’s Guide To Backyard Gardening, told me. “It contains just 16 calories and can satisfy your need to snack if you’re craving something to chew. It’s packed with vitamin K, and might help lower your cholesterol.”

Do eat: Bell peppers

Bell peppers are a flavorful, crispy vegetable that can be utilized in both raw and cooked formats. They’re great diced raw in salads, or serving as a vessel for stuffing and baking. And they’re a key ingredient in¬†sofrito, a flavor base for Caribbean cooking, and a cooking staple in my Cuban family. Their flavor varies depending on their color, with green being cool and slightly bitter, and red being as sweet as it gets. And while they may appear to be separate from each other, they’re all the¬†same veggie; green is just unripe yellow, as yellow is just unripe red. To top it off, they’re super good for you, as they’re high in¬†vitamin C¬†and¬†fiber. They even have a¬†significant levels¬†of potassium, magnesium, and a host of vitamins, so definitely eat up an enjoy.

Don’t eat: Artichoke

If you’re battling bloat, stay away from artichoke. According to¬†Reader’s Digest, this veggie is, “high in fructans, a fiber that is indigestible and can cause gas and bloating problems.” Artichoke may also be problematic for people with liver disease as it is known to affect the liver by stimulating the production of bile.

Don’t eat: Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are another vegetable of you should clear of if you experience regular tummy trouble, since they’re¬†known to cause gas and bloating.

If you just can’t give up Brussels sprouts altogether, try eating them in moderation and opt for cooked instead of raw, as this could be easier on your stomach.

Don’t eat: Cauliflower

Albeit healthy, cauliflower may have unpleasant¬†‚ÄĒ¬†and even dangerous¬†‚ÄĒ¬†side effects for some, including¬†gas and bloating. And because cauliflower is rich in sulfur, it may cause even smellier gas. Talk about embarrassing!

Besides causing gassiness, cauliflower can sometimes cause an allergic reaction (though rare), with side effects including itching, swelling and difficulty breathing.

Don’t eat: Canned tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes¬†contain a ton of nutrients, including cancer-fighting antioxidants. But if most of the tomatoes you’re eating come from a can, they might actually be doing¬†the exact opposite.¬†That’s because most cans are made with a¬†chemical called¬†bisphenol-A (also known as BPA). This chemical, combined with the high acidity found in tomatoes, can actually be quite dangerous.

When it comes to tomatoes, fresh is definitely best and cooked may be even better, according to Uitert. “While¬†tomatoes¬†can be consumed raw, when cooked, it increases the amount of lycopene, an important phytonutrient that studies have shown to lower the risk of cancer and heart attacks,” she told me. “When cooked, it becomes more bioavailable, allowing you to digest and absorb more of the powerful antioxidants.”

Don’t eat: Snap peas

Snap peas are another big culprit of gas and bloating, since they include sugars that are hard to digest. These sugars actually feed the bacteria in your gut, which can cause major bloating. Snow peas also contain polyols, which are known to cause a variety of stomach issues including abdominal cramps, diarrhea and gas.

Don’t eat: Onions

If your stomach is on the sensitive side, you may want to proceed with caution around onions. That’s because, according to¬†Prevention, onions contain fructan, a carbohydrate well-known for causing gas, bloating and upset stomach. “Foods like leeks, shallots, and onions are poorly absorbed and cause increased water content in the intestine,” said Lin Chang, MD, a professor of medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, according to the article.

Don’t eat: Pumpkin

Pumpkins were ranked among the top five¬†most dangerous vegetables, according to¬†Huffington Post. While they are a¬†good source of vitamin C¬†and antioxidants, their tough skin make then challenging to work with even for the most season cooks (pumpkins are notorious for breaking/bending knives). So if you’re not up to an ER trip, stick to¬†sweet potatoes, carrots and¬†butternut squash. You’ll get similar nutritional benefits without the risk of injury.

Don’t eat: Potatoes

It’s hard to imagine eschewing the vegetable that gives us french fries and potatoes au gratin. After all, they have a pleasing and adaptable texture, and can be flavor sponges. Plus they’re super inexpensive and widely available. But, according to the¬†Harvard School of Health¬†(who won’t even call them vegetables), they’re high in carbohydrates ‚ÄĒ the kind your body digests quickly, which causes your blood sugar and insulin to sharply increase, then drop. Consuming one cup of spuds, then, has about the same effect on your blood sugar as a can of soda or a serving of jelly beans. So in order to keep your blood sugar from spiking, opt for some alternatives, such as whole grains like brown rice and quinoa, or bring beans to the party as a stand-in side dish.

When thinking about what vegetables you should be incorporating more into your every day.

“Everything is easy when you`re busy, nothing is easy when you`re lazy‚Ķ” .”Hurry up! 10 Stylish Men‚Äôs Undercut Hairstyles to Try in 2018 ” Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value “…!!!!

Hairstyle
                                                                               For something a bit different, a layered undercut is what you will want.

 

The undercut has typically been a staple hair trend in men’s runway and editorial looks. Not only strictly popularised in fashion, but this haircut is also common amongst many film and television stars. It has also celebrated a long-lasting popularity in street style, particularly with the younger generations eager to embrace the trend. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, it’s youthful and can work incredibly well for curly, straight or wavy hair types. The other great thing about the undercut is that it can be interpreted in many ways. Below we take you through the best undercut hairstyles for men.

Men’s Undercut Hairstyles

1. The Classic Undercut

For something a little more conservative, go for a classic cut which still maintains trimmed sides, but leaves the top not too long. The classic undercut is recommended for those who may be a little apprehensive about this haircut because it is relatively simple and isn’t too extreme. Styling the classic undercut is simple, and a bit of hair product will keep it clean and polished. A wet look gel or mousse will give this cut a 40’s/50’s touch which can be great to change the proportions up.

 

Classic Undercut

 

2. Layered Undercut

For something a bit different, a layered undercut is what you will want. This version of the cut is also advised for those who want to add fullness and depth to your hair from a visual perspective. By adding layers, this will visually amplify your locks, working to make the hair look more voluminous. You should also determine to what degree you wish to layer your hair. This means when you’re getting your hair cut by a barber, you should start off by cutting shorter segments off your hair, and then proceed to take off longer portions if you like the way it suits your face.

 

Textured Uppercut

 

3. Slicked Back Undercut

The trick to pulling off the slicked back undercut is to ensure your hair is long enough to style it back. You’ll want your hair longer, and the key to ensuring it looks polished is to use a great quality hair product to tame the longer proportions up top. For a more modern take on this cut opt for a matte hair mousse to keep things relatively textured. For a more old-school adaptation of the trend, a hair gel product will ensure the cut looks more structured while maintaining a relaxed reference to the past.

 

Slicked back uppercut

 

4. Side Swept Undercut

The side-swept version of the undercut is best channelled in pompadour-esque styling. Much like the slicked back version, the first step to harnessing a side-swept undercut is to ensure you have longer proportions up top so the slicking of the hair works well with the shorter sides of your haircut. The key to pulling off the side swept undercut is to make sure that you are parting your hair the right way. This differs for everyone, so ensure that you are choosing the best part for your face. This is generally determined by which way your hair naturally falls.

 

SideSwept

 

5. Puffy Undercut

The one thing that you will need to pull off the puffy undercut is a lot of volume and texture. This version of the undercut is also dependent on the kind of hair that you naturally possess. Gentlemen with curlier hair types will find this styling easier to recreate, particularly when it comes to applying the product to your hair to enhance your natural waves. For men with straighter hair types, creating more texture with the layering of your hair is important and will aid when it comes to styling this cut. Keep in mind that matte hair product works nicely with this version.

 

Puffy Undercut

6. Disconnected Undercut

The disconnected undercut relies on a stark contrast between your hair up top alongside the shaven sides of your hair, distinguished by a line. There is a refined way to interpret this version of the undercut, and it comes down to styling. Our advice? Adopt this version with a 40’s inspiration, maintaining a side part and use products which will make your hair look more sleek to amplify the retro elements of your styling.

 

Disconnected

 

7. Long Undercut

For those looking to make a statement with their hairstyle, the longer-haired undercut offers just that. The combination of short sides with long, unrestrained hair on top makes for an eye-catching juxtaposition. Thi cut also brings a sense of style to a long-haired look that might otherwise appear unkempt and careless. Have your barber take some of the weight out of your hair when having it cut; this will ensure your locks flow and keep the contrast looking distinct.

 

Long Undercut

 

8. Top Knot Undercut

Perhaps you are looking to keep the long hair with your undercut but in a more restrained, modern context. The men’s top knot is still as popular as it has been for the past couple of years, and why would it not be? A top knot is a great option for hair in that awkward transitioning length, bringing an edgy, but under-control look to your long hair.

 

top knot

 

9. Pompadour

Channel the¬†1950s¬†into your undercut with a voluminous, rockabilly¬†pompadour. The pompadour works best with longer locks and brings a stylish and slick look to your length. Think along the lines of the¬†slicked back¬†version of this cut, but bigger and bolder. You‚Äôll want to use a wet-look, strong-hold gel product and comb for the most genuine interpretation of the ‚Äė50s look.

 

Pompadour

 

10. Forward-Swept Undercut

Let’s get this straight, forward does not necessarily equal a fringe. That being said, forward-swept hair brings a modern take on this haircut, and could bring about the fringe’s resurgence in 2017. The cut offers a neat look that works best with shorter hair. Use a matte hair product to add some interesting texture to this look. If it has been a while since your last fringe, opt for consistent length across the top, you will soon learn how (and if) a fringe works with your face.

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“Beauty is like Moon, looks much better at Night and day …”Damaged and dry skin, “Awesome Ways to leave with Nivea Creme ” On Your Face and Body “Men & Women “

NIVEA Creme is a classic, every day, multi-purpose creme which treats damaged and dry skin, leaving it healthy and soft.
NIVEA Creme is a classic, every day, multi-purpose creme which treats damaged and dry skin, leaving it healthy and soft.

 

ivea is nearly a century previous brand and provides its customers with a number of the most effective skin care merchandise globally. Before several different brands came into existence, We regularly forget that this brand was just about the savior at each home. One among the foremost outstanding creams used even by known celebrities like Kate Winslet is Nivea Creme.

Nivea creme features a very thick, creamy consistency with a soft, gentle and refreshing aroma. although the consistency is thick, the cream is extremely delicate on skin. Being a for-all-skin-types cream, Nivea creme is appropriate even for individuals with sensitive skin as well as babies, that is usually recommended by Nivea itself.

Pretty much every woman must have used Nivea creme at least once in their lifetime. It is very inexpensive, great for your skin and also comes in a flat blue tin package and blue plastic container which is perfect even if you’re traveling.

 

1 Face Mask

Awesome Ways You Can Use Nivea Creme On Your Face and Body! (Men & Women)

Steam your face for 5 minutes. After that rinse your face with lukewarm water and dab it dry. Then apply an even layer of the Nivea creme (like how you apply face masks) onto your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then gently use your fingers to massage your face and go to bed. Do this only before going to bed. I don’t know what magic that is. But your skin is whitened overnight and you wake up with gorgeous, glowing, soft skin. You can do this once every week.

2. Feet Mask

Feet Mask

You can apply a generous amount of the cream to your feet, wear socks and go to bed. You will wake up with the softest feet. It also heals cracked heels. Do this every night.

3. Cuticle Nourishment

nivea creme

Massage your cuticles and fingers with Nivea Creme. The darkness and dryness disappear within a few days. Do this every day before bed.

4. Moisturizer

nivea creme

Of course, you can use it as a daily face moisturizer. It heals damaged skin and keeps your skin super soft. Nivea creme is your budget-friendly product for a healthy skin. This a great moisturizer for men as well.

5. Makeup Remover

Makeup Remover by the help of Nivea

People commonly use it to remove eye make up. But for me, it works even for the entire face. It may not be suitable for heavy, full coverage, waterproof makeup. It is safe to use it to remove eye make up. But be it any kind of cosmetics, it shouldn’t get inside your eyes. Your eyes are too sensitive for all kinds of cosmetics.

6 Lip Balm

Lip Balm

Apply a generous amount of the Nivea creme to your lips before going to bed. It will heal your dry, chapped lips like a pro.

7. Knees and Elbows

dark-kness-elbow

You can use this on your elbows and knees to keep them hydrated all the time. You won’t be in need of a better cream than this.
  • NIVEA Creme is a popular day cream and night cream. One thick layer and hello smooth skin.
  • Soothe your skin after sunbathing or before shaving ‚Äď nothing more universal or versatile than NIVEA Creme.
  • It is also an awesome eye make-up remover.
  • The skin around your nail bed, elbows and face needs more care. NIVEA Creme is the perfect remedy.
  • Before any kind of hair removal, a little bit of NIVEA Creme helps sooth any kind of skin. Men love it after a shave too.

 

“How 2 select fit, collar, cuffs and more” … “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve ” … Men’s FASHION Classic Dress Shirt Style and more guides

shirt style guide

 

In recent years, the shirt has gradually assumed its rightful place in men’s wardrobes. Keeping up with ongoing trends and adapting itself to the shifting contours of menswear, the recent evolution of men’s dress shirts reflects not only advances in production techniques but also the growing needs and demands of a fashion-driven market. What started purely as a functional item has now been transformed into a style defining garment.

The Proper Fit of a Shirt

Arguably fit is the most striking and important feature of a shirt. If your shirt is ill-fitting, even the best interlinings, the finest details and the best collar style for you won’t matter because it looks bad.

Again, the question remains whether to choose ready-to-wear options, made-to-measure or bespoke alternativesand you can learn more about the difference here.

No matter what option you chose, the fit and the style options you choose the final fit will have a huge impact on the overall look. People often talk about the ‚Äúperfect fit‚ÄĚ as if it was one objective standard, but in fact, it contains many subjective elements. So first of all, you have to determine what fit and look you like. You can choose between Classic Fit, Slim Fit, Modern/Contemporary Fit, and Skinny Fit.

FIT- classic fit

Classic Fit ‚Äď Best For Comfort and if you are not the slimmest person

The Classic Fit ‚Äď Best For Comfort

The classic fit is likely what your father and grandfather wore. It is characterized by a traditional tailoring silhouette, allowing a comfortable feel with a boxier shape, with plenty of fabric in the sleeves and the body.  It provides great mobility and features two vents on the back, usually located near the yoke. Back in the day, a gentleman would never wear a shirt without a jacket, and often a vest, and therefore the main priority was comfort.This is the go-to choice for those with a more classic style who favor comfort over fashion.

 

If you wear your shirts with jackets, this is probably the best fit for you because it is the most comfortable. It is not the best choice for slim chaps because other styles may suit you better. However, if you have a rounder stomach, this is the most comfortable and most flattering style for you.

FIT - slim fit

Slim Fit ‚Äď A Dress Shirt Only For Slim Men

Slim Fit ‚Äď Best For Looks If You Are Slim

Throughout history, young men have often tried to differentiate their look from their parents. At the same time, it has become socially acceptable to wear a dress shirt without a jacket, and therefore the look and fit of the shirt itself has become more important.

While a slim fit shirt is less comfortable and often more constricting in your movement,  it is a lot more fashionable because it eliminates excess fabric.

A slim fit shirt typically has an accentuated back with darts and a high armhole stance allowing for a shaped look that sits closer to the body, without being skin tight.

As the name implies, this shirt fit is made for slim people, therefore please do not choose it if you have some love handles or a belly because it looks really bad, if you are not in shape.

If you are in shape and young or young at heart, and you want to wear the shirt on its own and look the part, the slim fit look is for you.

FIT - modern fit

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Modern Fit ‚Äď Provides Comfort & Looks

The Modern Fit sits in between the classic and the slim fit, providing the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and style. A slightly tapered silhouette with the waist sometimes in combination with small back darts create a trimmer look than the classic fit that looks good even without a jacket without sacrificing comfort. The armholes are high, the sleeves have some room but are not too wide, and the yoke extends to or just past the shoulder bone.

This is my preferred shirt fit because I do not have to limit my range of movement, but I look slimmer than in a classic shirt. Even though I wear a jacket most of the time, I could even wear the shirt without a jacket. If you are not the slimmest guy, but you don’t have a huge belly, this fit suits you best. Of course, you can also wear it as a slim chap.

 

FIT- extra slim fit

FIT- extra slim fit

Super Slim/Skinny Fit ‚Äď Stay Clear Unless You Are Skinny

This super slim or skinny fit is mostly popular with young men who think that tighter is better. In practice, this fit is usually characterized by lots of wrinkles, and unless you have a very skinny body that justifies it, you should avoid it altogether. Skintight shirts are not a flattering alternative for anyone, and they restrict your range of movement considerably. If you are interested in classic men’s style, stay clear of this fit.

Shirt Style Details Explained

It’s important to keep in mind that style is very personal and subjective. As such, this guide is meant to help you find the style elements that are best for you while highlighting the purpose or the traditions behind it.

The Modern Fit sits in between the classic and the slim fit, providing the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and style. A slightly tapered silhouette with the waist sometimes in combination with small back darts create a trimmer look than the classic fit that looks good even without a jacket without sacrificing comfort. The armholes are high, the sleeves have some room but are not too wide, and the yoke extends to or just past the shoulder bone.

This is my preferred shirt fit because I do not have to limit my range of movement, but I look slimmer than in a classic shirt. Even though I wear a jacket most of the time, I could even wear the shirt without a jacket. If you are not the slimmest guy, but you don’t have a huge belly, this fit suits you best. Of course, you can also wear it as a slim chap.

 

FIT- extra slim fit

FIT- extra slim fit

Super Slim/Skinny Fit ‚Äď Stay Clear Unless You Are Skinny

This super slim or skinny fit is mostly popular with young men who think that tighter is better. In practice, this fit is usually characterized by lots of wrinkles, and unless you have a very skinny body that justifies it, you should avoid it altogether. Skintight shirts are not a flattering alternative for anyone, and they restrict your range of movement considerably. If you are interested in classic men’s style, stay clear of this fit.

Shirt Style Details Explained

It’s important to keep in mind that style is very personal and subjective. As such, this guide is meant to help you find the style elements that are best for you while highlighting the purpose or the traditions behind it.

No matter, if you’re looking at a RTW, MTM or bespoke shirt, these guidelines apply to all of them.

Dress Shirt Front with pocket - ideally you want to skip the pocket

Dress Shirt Front with pocket ‚Äď ideally you want to skip the pocket

Shirt Front ‚Äď To Have A Pocket Or Not

Aside from the shirt placket, most shirts feature a plain front without any additional elements other than chest pockets. Modern shirts sometimes feature darts or decorative stitching, but that’s not classic.

No Pockets = Formal

Some men like to have a shirt pocket; others don’t. Historically, a shirt with a pocket was always less formal, than one without, because a gentleman did not have to work and would wear a jacket as such, he would have never used his shirt pocket.

1 Pocket = Informal

On the other hand, someone engaged in physical labor used the pocket to store things while working. Today, it looks odd to have items or a pen clip to a chest pocket, as such it is more of a stylistic choice. As a rule of thumb, I never add them to formal shirts, and sometimes to more casual shirts.

2 Pockets = Very Informal

A chest pocket on both sides is very casual and usually reserved for very informal shirts such as safari, military or western shirts.

Tuxedo & Evening Shirts ‚Äď For Special Occasions

If you attend a black tie event or even a white tie gala, you should wear a designated evening shirt. Traditionally, these formal shirts feature lots of details and we will post a designated guide about them at a later time, however here are the key points:

it is usual for shirts to present a bib-like contrast in the front. This so-called ‚Äútuxedo shirt‚ÄĚ is not meant for everyday wear and should be saved for the occasion. The contrasting fabrics on the bib are usually heavier and feature a pleated or pique effect. This type of detailed front, when taken out of the original context, has also enabled designers to create bold statement pieces making use of contrasting elements of both color and pattern.

Shirt Placket ‚Äď It‚Äôs Your Choice

The placket is one of the main elements of the shirt’s front, because it automatically draws attention to itself due its central position.

Traditional Placket

Also known as the ‚ÄúAmerican placket‚ÄĚ due to the strong influence and representation of American style, this is the most conventional style of all. It adds symmetry to a dress shirt, and it is basically, a separate piece of fabric attached to the shirt front. It can either by be folded or stitched, and it is a popular option for everyday business shirts, but you can also find them on¬†traditional American Oxford Cloth Button Down shirts.

The French Placket

The French placket is a more polished alternative than the traditional placket, and therefore it is the choice for evening shirts.

It is a very simplistic style that is achieved by folding the fabric over itself inwards. This technique results in a clean shirt front without any stitching. As the name implies, it is associated with a European aesthetic and the go-to choice for a more modern debonair look. Although traditionally more formal, the French placket can be worn with classic, fashion or casual shirts today.

The 3/4 Placket

This placket is slightly longer than on a polo shirt and does not reach all the way down. As such, you have to pop it over your head, and therefore it is only seen on more relaxed shirts or popover shirts. Some men like them for a relax, casual summer look in combination with linen fabrics.

The Fly Front Placket

Originally the fly front placket was a modern take on an evening shirt placket without any shirt studs. It features an extra flap of fabric which conceals the buttons thus providing a cleaner looking shirt. At the end of the day, it is still a poor man’s alternative to an evening shirt, and even though some fashion brands have utilized this placket in regular dress shirts, you better stay clear of it, if you want a timeless shirt wardrobe.

BACK - pleat options

BACK ‚Äď pleat options

BACK - more options

 

Gym workout: Coffee Before Hard Workout improve your strength & Performance…”Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”

GYM WORKOUTS could be improved with a strong cup of coffee an hour before, according to a new study. But does it matter if it’s caffeinated or decaffeinated and why exactly does it have this effect?

The new study was administered by researchers at Coventry University, who found a powerful cup of coffee an hour before a competitive one-mile running race will improve performance times in trained runners by nearly 2 percent.
Studies within the past have found coffee to own a bunch of health advantages, from weight loss to lowering the chance of dying from cancer, heart condition, and stroke.
But however, specifically will coffee enhance sports performance and may the findings of the study be applied to an everyday gym workout?

coffee before workout

Gym workout: The analysis was distributed by Coventry University:

“The European Food Safety Authority concludes there’s an association between caffeine consumption and improved endurance performance, stamina, further as perceived effort throughout the exercise. There’s conjointly proof to recommend that caffeine will improve muscle soreness and recovery.
“What was totally different concerning my study is that it thought-about caffeinated and coffee consumption.
“Although best results were seen with caffeinated coffee, there was still an improvement in running times once coffee.
‚ÄúThis suggests that¬†a number of¬†the various¬†alternative¬†compounds in¬†coffee¬†may¬†facilitate¬†to boost¬†sports performance,¬†however, more¬†analysis¬†would need¬†to pinpoint these.‚ÄĚ

 

Gym-workout

Why has coffee been found to have this effect?

In addition to individual genetic responses, current research suggests that caffeine improves endurance performance by blocking the adenosine receptors in the brain which alert us to tiredness.
‚ÄúThis leads to an increased production of adrenalin and enables the muscles to produce more force, enabling one to perform better, yet feel as if they‚Äôre exerting less energy.‚ÄĚ

Gym workout: coffee can enable a muscle to produce more force.

What sports could coffee benefit?

‚ÄúPerformance benefits aren‚Äôt limited to trained athletes or to running. Research suggests that moderate amounts of caffeine can improve performance across a range of stop-and-go team sports including football and rugby, racquet sports, as well as sustained high-intensity activity such as swimming and rowing.‚ÄĚ

Gym-workout

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĚThings do not happen. Things are made to happen.‚ÄĚ

Strong coffee before the gym recommended and would it enhance your performance?

Dr. Clarke said: ‚ÄúA strong cup of black coffee before the gym could help enhance¬†short-term¬†high-intensity¬†exercise on the treadmill or bike for example. It could also help you to lift heavier weights due to its ability to reduce muscle soreness.‚ÄĚ
Weight loss regimes can be difficult to follow at the best of times, but attempting some exercises while having arthritis can be virtually impossible. If you’re looking to tighten up your abs, pain-free, here are three moves for you to try.

Spread your Love for this ‘ Happy Valentine’s Day 2018 “

            valentines day

 

NEW DELHI:¬†¬†Many great authors and writers have tried to capture in words the beautiful feeling of loving someone and being loved. Sharing your life with someone who loves you for who you are is a privilege. If you think you have found ‘the one’,¬†Valentine’s Day¬†is the perfect day to let them know how grateful you are for their selfless love and dedication to you. While there are 365 days in the year to express your love for your partner, no other day is as special to couples as Valentine’s Day. This is a dedication to the boyfriends and husbands who take care of you when you were sick, give you a shoulder to cry on, encourage you to try something new, make you laugh when you are low and much more. On Valentine’s Day 2018, let your partner know how thankful you are that they are in your life. On February 14, make a special meal at home or buy them that gadget they’ve been saving up for. But if you want to express your love with some poignant, meaningful words, here are some that you may like. And if you are in a long-distance relationship or your husband is away, let them know you’re missing them dearly and thinking about them on Valentine’s Day.

 

You are my Valentine,
The love of my life,
The only one who makes me smile
With just a look in the eye.
Happy Valentine’s Day, my love!

To you belongs my love
You are the only one that I want to have.
Smile and you will make me glad,
You are the best gift that I ever had!
I love you so much, my Valentine

 

 

 started to believe in forever when I met you. I love you so much. Happy Valentine's Day
started to believe in forever when I met you. I love you so much. Happy Valentine’s Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before I met you, I thought true love existed only in books and movies. That changed when you came into my life. Happy Valentine’s Day!

I started to believe in forever when I met you. I love you so much. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

It hurts that we’re apart especially this Valentine’s Day but I know that our love is so strong and we can overcome this. I am looking forward to the day that we can be together again. I love you and happy Valentine’s day, sweetheart.

Each day that we’re apart is so hard. But remember that you will always be in my heart. I love you and I miss you, darling. Happy Valentine’s Day!

COMMENTS

The few hours I spend with you are worth the thousand hours I spend without you. I miss you, darling. Happy Valentines Day!

 

 

 

Delicacies & Healthy Pakistani Dishes , ‚ÄĚThe pleasure of Flavours variety on your plate‚ÄĚ

Healthy and Delicacies
                Healthy and Delicacies

 

 

 

The statement stands fully true once you plan to venture the magic world of food in Pakistan. Yes, once an area of India and currently a neighbor with whom we share bitter-sweet relationship is known for a few of its surprisingly mouthwatering dishes. Though there are several similarities to the cuisine of North India, however, the food of Pakistan appearance a lot of influence from Central and Western Asia.  Also, there are distinctive sub-divisions of cuisines that differ from one region to a different.

1. Chicken Sajji

chicken sajji

Add salt, lemon juice, garlic paste, red chili powder, cumin powder, ginger paste, garam masala, yellow food dye, and coriander powder in a bowl. Turn in a paste and marinate the chicken for about 8 hours. Then again marinade using garlic and salt for 1 hour. Wash off the residue and dry the chicken. Barbeque on the charcoal fire, garnish with chopped coriander and lemon. Serve and enjoy.

 

2. Noon Chai

Noon chai

 

Boil water with cardamom. Then add salt, star anise, soda bicarbonate and tea leaves. Keep stirring till it boils, the put milk. Let it simmer then strain the tea. Again boil the tea with sugar then add chopped pistachios. Pour in a glass and serve hot.

 

3. Nalli Nihari

Nalli Nihari

Boil mutton in a pan and keep only the main bone parts. In a pan, heat up ghee along with garam masala. Stir and mix after adding ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, yellow chili powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder. Sauté the boiled mutton into the mixture then add some of the broth. Cook till the meat is tender then add whisked paste of curd and gram flour. Use salt to garnish before serving.

Best cool Sunglasses Brands. ‚ÄúClassic & Impressive attractive Attitude‚ÄĚ

 

 

 

                                                                Attractive sunglasses

 

 

 

 

1. Oakley Sunglasses

Oakley Sunglasses

It is one of the premium brands of sunglasses.It makes sunglasses for both men and women.This is one of the best for UV protection, summer heat and for the style.It provides with a wide range of varieties and the price range starts from INR 4000.

 

2. Vogue Sunglasses

Vogue Sunglasses

It is one of the stylish sunglasses brands in India and in the world.The supreme quality and its wide ranges in terms of shapes, size, and colors have made it one of the best in the market.The price starts from the INR 2000 onwards.

 

3. Lactose Sunglasses

Lactose Sunglasses

Lactose brand offers a wide range of varieties and high-quality sunglasses.The sunglasses are well equipped to save you from the scorching heat and are stylish as well.The price ranges of the sunglasses are from INR 4000 onwards.

 

4. Van Heusen Sunglasses

Van Heusen Sunglasses

Van Heusen leads the pack when it comes to quality and affordable ranges. The stylish and wide ranges of varieties make it one of the best sunglasses available in the market.The price ranges for the sunglasses are INR 1000 onwards.

5. Gucci Sunglasses

Gucci Sunglasses

This is the most popular of sunglasses.This happened to be the most expensive as well.The price range starts from INR 10000.However, the high quality and designs make it one of the best in the market.