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The Ugly Man

I was intrigued by an article written by Iain Aitch, for the Mail Online (I won’t apologize for not discriminating when it comes to my sources) about Stan Cattermole—a self-proclaimed ugly man. I logged onto his site betedejour.blogspot.com, and found his posts so dismal and somber, but a candid and fascinating account of one man’s experience in the very one-dimensional, unkind world of dating. Apparently, Stan has suffered from this affliction his entire life and, sadly, he’s always been rejected and made fun of, because of his looks. Read More

Loving Your Age

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Granny Gertrude was unafraid of death.

Aging is something that does not preoccupy us when we were young; kids, even teens look at their grandparents lovingly as though this is the way they’ve always been, that it’s their purpose and role in life. They never think that one day they too will grow old, never. However, when reaching their late 30s and certainly during their 40s, aging is something that does indeed hold everyone’s attention for the first time. Read More

The Hair Loss Debate and Coconut Oil

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After using coconut oil.

Funny, just a couple of days ago I wrote about men’s aging issues, and baldness was one of the topics of discussion. This morning I read an interesting article about the loss of hair in both men and women in an article from the Haaretz newspaper, in Israel. It seems that hair loss is one of those nagging issues that scientist are eager to solve for once and for all. Read More

So What Do You Consider Beautiful?

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The pout that so many women deem as perfection.

The Oxford Dictionary defines beautiful as, “Easing the senses or mind aesthetically,”  but that does not help explain how beauty is interpreted so differently by people in other parts of the world. When reading about beauty standards from across the world, it’s been fascinating to learn what people find most attractive. To add to this confusion one must take into consideration that there’s a big difference between men and women and what they deem beautiful. In the West, we have gone overboard in terms of enhancing our looks and creating these new-age standards of beauty. Although, some might argue that in other parts of the world, where running water and toilets are non-existent, the way in which some of these people mutilate their body—in an attempt to adopt a look they perceive as beautiful—is no different to what we, in the West are wiling to do in order to look good. But I beg to differ with this statement, especially in this modern age of social media, and the way in which these ideas are spread instantly and become an instant obsession and a must-have look so to speak. Read More

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