Fierce, irreverent, and fresh, The Wyatt Act burst onto the music scene with the force of an orgasm in a meteor shower. The San Francisco band is the creator of "SlamRock" - a new style that combines Guinevere Q's slam poetry with jazz rock.
Check them out, you'll be amazed! http://thewyattact.com/epk/
Jennifer Lawrence is making our June cover! In this issue, you will find a unique business idea and how to setup your profitable business by Andrew Borg, 2018 trend directly from the runway by designer one of the most successful scarf lines Audrey Soie, meet parents: a touching story of director of Thermax, makeup and style ideas.
Diets are a craze that never seems to slow down. There has always been one new diet after another with the promises of losing weight quickly with the newly formulated plan. Some work and some do not. There are pills, drinks, and meals to lose weight. Women have always been concerned about their diet and even more are obsessed with the weight loss aspect of the diet. Many want a fast solution to their weight issues.
The fact remains that for any diet to work a person needs to change how they approach food. By this it is meant, how is food consumed? How is food prepared? For a diet to really work, a person needs to change how they cook their food, how they eat their food, and how they use their food. Many people have unhealthy eating habits so they have gained weight. They need to change their eating habits to lose weight and to keep it off.
Learning to change the eating habits is only half of the dieting system. The other half is implementing exercise. Yet this article is about the right diet of foods for extended weight loss. So keep in mind this is only the first half of the weight loss solution.
There are foods that need to be removed from the diet in order to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. The food that fried should be avoided as much as possible, the added fats in the food are stored in the body and turned to fat when you do not burn the additives.
Eating foods high in protein such as whey, lean beef, chicken, tuna, turkey, salmon, and eggs help with weight loss when added to the diet. The fatty acids in the fish are beneficial for a healthy diet including stronger bones, teeth, nails, and hair.
Remove dairy products that are high in fat content. Try to replace the fattening foods with a low-fat dairy product to limit the consumption of the fat in the dairy products. This also includes limiting the intake of the high-fat snacks, which add pounds and inches.
Add essential fatty acids foods that include nuts, seeds, and flax oil to your diet. They are great sources of the essential fatty acids that are needed by the body to function properly. Eat the nuts and seeds as a snack instead of the chips or other unhealthy snacks.
Add water to your diet. You should consume at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. The water helps to hydrate the body and to flush out harmful toxins. Water will also help to make you feel fuller and eat less too.
Add a good quality multi-vitamin to your daily diet. The vitamins will help your body with the essential nutrients your normal diet does not contain.
Changing your eating habits to a healthier diet will help you lose weight and maintain the desired weight you want to have.
The production of wine is an incredibly fine balance of fruit and time and expertise. Keep reading to know how Reds, Whites and Sweet Dessert Wines are produced.
The first operation performed on grapes after they are removed from their storage is to de-stem them, which is the process of removing the grape from the shoots to which they are attached.
As soon as all the grapes in the batch are de-stemmed, they are placed into the wine press where they are compressed into a paste which in turn releases the must (the juice of the fruit). The resulting paste (or pomace) and must combination then spend time together in a cask and it is the length of time that the mixture sits with the must in contact with the grape skin and pulp that determines the character of the finished wine.
When the winemaker determines the right amount of time has passed, the juice is drawn off and yeast added to begin the fermentation process with the remaining pomace, in many cases, being returned to the vineyard to be used as a fertilizer.
Once the colour and sugar content are correct the cask valve is opened and the first juice, which is the best quality wine, is then transferred into other containers where the fermentation process is finalized.
Pressed winesí, which are full of tannin, are made from the leftover solids. They have a strong colour and are generally mixed with the first juice in many different ways to create wines of different strengths and flavours.
When the fermentation process is complete, the wine is either bottled straight away, or left to age.
When making white wine it is important not to damage the grapes, so they are poured into the receiving bins as quickly as possible. Once they are all in the receiving bin, the grapes are then transferred to the press where the must is separated from the skins and other solids.
At this stage, the solids are disregarded and the remaining must is slightly refrigerated before being transferred into a stainless steel vat where it is allowed to ferment. Care is taken to maintain the temperature during fermenting which preserves the delicate aromas of the finished wine.
Once the fermentation process is complete, the resultant wine is decanted taking care to avoid the sediment which collects at the bottom of the vat. After decanting, the wine is bottled and ready to be sold, and is the best drunk within two years.
Sweet Dessert Wines
Dessert wines are produced in one of two ways. In the first method, Botrytis Cinera, a fungus which grows very quickly, is used. This transforms the fruit and changes the colour and also alters the acid components and sugar levels. The second method is to interrupt the fermentation process by adding alcohol. This method creates a strong, sweet wine where the grape is the major flavour.
Grapes used for sweet wines are of the white Moscatel and Garnacha varieties which, along with the production process, leave the wine with a mushroom type smell as the bottle is opened.
Scarlett Johansson tells about Russia, her lifestyle and Woody Allen. Read the full interview where Scarlett makes her point on feminism and tells who she would like to be reborn in "Cosmo Life" April. Coming soon!
CL: Do you love champagne?
Johansson: I do love champagne. I have many wonderful memories connected to it. I remember when I was little, my parents let me take a sip of champagne from their glass when we were celebrating Christmas or New Year. Therefore, I associate champagne with a holiday, happy moments, achievement of some goal. All these I think are reasons for champagne.
CL: In one of the films you played a Russian girl. Why do you think you landed in this spot? What makes people see a Russian in you?
Johansson: I do not know. I have Russian roots. My relatives from my grandmother’s side come from Minsk, so my roots are there. Jon Favreau, the director of “Iron Man 2” conducting the first casting was looking for someone who could pass as a Russian face. Maybe I have some unusual independence, which is attributed to Russian women.
CL: What is the difference between this role of the Russian girl and the role of the same but American women? For you - what's the difference?
Johansson: I do not know. Perhaps there is more of a kind of European grace about Russian girl. It seems to me that she is a bit more sline and sleek, a little more elegant. And also because she has well traveled, is connected with spies and has the ability "to be double-sided“ personality.
CL: If you were offered a lot of money to live in Russia, would you agree?
Johansson: That does not sound so bad! I think many Americans would take advantage of this opportunity. I do not think it's true that I need a lot of money so that I agree to live in Russia.
CL: Would you agree to stay for free?
Johansson: You know, I'm a true new yorker, so for me, New York is vitally important. Even if it's hard time to live in New York. But I know many who moved here or have homes in Russia and they love it. I think it would be great to spend a vacation there. Why not?
CL: Spending a vacation and living constantly are two different things.
Johansson: It's true.
CL: You really can imagine yourself living, for example, in Moscow?
Johansson: I do not know. In any place, wherever you live, you should have a company of friends, it must be a feeling that somewhere around you have a family. It's difficult to just go somewhere and be disconnected. But if I have a nice group of friends, and if I'm aware of the events - what's new, where to go, what's popular — I could live in different places.
CL: What is important for you living in a big city?
Johansson: Of course, infrastructure. Also this central feeling, that everything is not too spread out. Of course, good restaurants, because I love to eat delicious food. It's important for me to be in a walking city where people go a lot, where you can meet a friend and go for a coffee. I need some kind of spontaneity in the city, where you can just walk, and then your friend calls, and you already meet in some place.
CL: Tell me honestly, do you go by taxi in New York?
Johansson: Taxi, yes.
CL: Are you really using them?
Johansson: Yes. Well, I never invite people into my car. But - yes, this is how I'm moving around in New York. Or by walking.
CL: So you can meet Scarlett Johansson in a taxi in New York?
Johansson: Yes. I use public transport. New York is a city where it is easier to move by public transport or on foot. And you know, I think in New York everybody is too cool to care of who’s walking nearby. People are too passionate about everything that happens around. So it is not difficult to remain unnoticed.
CL: Tell me about Woody Allen. He seems to be a melancholic and very funny person. Is it just an image that we see in a movie, or is he the same in life?
Johansson: I do not think Woody is so melancholy. I think that he, rather, ... I will not say that he is optimistic. He is a realist. I remember the phrase from his movie. He says: "Realism is pessimism with an alternate spelling," I think that he is actually pretty enthusiastic. He appreciates fine things in life, quiet moments. And he is quite poetic in this way. I think that his melancholy is caused by the fear of his own mortality and the fact that all this can not go on forever, and there is an ultimate end. This very idea is melancholic, I think. According to me, he is a very positive person. He enjoys things, he loves to travel, music, food, art.
CL: Usually they say that people who show a good sense of humor on stage or on the screen, in life rarely share something: jokes, stories and so on. Speaking of Woody Allen, is this true?
Johansson: I always knew that he’s shy when you meet him. But when you get to know him better, he's an excellent storyteller, very funny, so resourceful. And he always has his own opinion on any occasion, he is very categorical, he always has something to say in response to what is going on.
CL: He is more conservative, I think.
Johansson: I think that Woody is more conservative financially. He is more "overgrown" with real estate. But I will not say that he is as conservative as he looks in the film. He's pretty liberal-minded, you know — he’s from New York, a Jewish from New York.
CL: Of course, but it's bourgeois, do not you think? In a good way.
Johansson: You know, he used to have anything, and now he's incredibly successful. I think he appreciates this opportunity - come from nothing and being somebody who has a beautiful and relaxed lifestyle. But I would not say that this changed his political views that much.
CL: As for you, could you relate yourself to the bourgeoisie? Do you like bourgeois things: expensive champagne, elite restaurants, beautiful dresses? Or are these things unimportant for you?
Read the full Interview in "Cosmo Life" April Issue, coming soon!
Teeth whitening is a process of lightening or changing the color of your teeth. A few of the options are listed below in case you wish to undergo a teeth whitening procedure.
1. Teeth Whitening Toothpastes: These toothpastes help lighten the color of your teeth by about a shade or two. Such toothpastes contain chemical agents that gently polish the enamel and remove stains. These toothpastes can be purchased over-the-counter from your local drug store or they can be ordered online.
2. Teeth Whitening Strips: These are thin invisible strips that are covered with a teeth whitening gel. Use strips for about a fortnight and you will be able to see the difference that these peroxide-based strips make on the color of your teeth. The results should last approximately for four months or so and it will set you back by more than $10 and less than $60.
3. Teeth Whitening Gels: Apply these gels with a brush directly to your teeth twice daily for about a fortnight. The effects of these clear peroxide-based gels last for about 4 odd months and it might cost you about $15 - $20.
4. Teeth Whitening by a Dentist: Dentists use different types of tray-based procedures in which they apply a light to the gel on your teeth. This improves the teeth color between three and eight shades. This approach is the most effective out of the approaches listed above. This also removes stubborn stains deep in the tooth and can cost almost $800.
For many people growing old is a hard fact to deal with. Many people consider aging a dreadful experience. When many people think of aging, they think of the deterioration of their appearance where as the options of remaining youthful is more appealing since we tend to feel better about ourselves in our youth. There are simple methods to take years off your appearance to help retain the youthful appearance without the need of painful plastic surgery or the needles used in many procedures.
You have gray hair. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing at all but the hair styles can add years to your appearance. To disguise the wrinkles on your forehead, wear bangs to hide them. The current hair styles today incorporate many ways of wearing bangs giving you increased options for the new style. You can wear the bangs straight or have them lightly sweep over your forehead.
Soften your jaw line with a layered hair style cut to the neck area to draw the focus away from this area. Add shorter layers on the top of the head to add volume and take more focus off the jaw line and sagging areas. If you have crow’s feet around your eyes, style your hair around your eyes to help hide the lines. If you wear your hair long, have it layered to refresh your appearance and give yourself a natural facelift.
To hide the gray hairs, instead of coloring the entire hair, opt for highlights to enhance your natural color. The new added colors will give a youthful appearance. If you want to color your hair, avoid selecting a color too dark for your complexion since it will make you look older instead of younger.
To use makeup to change the appearance of your eyes, reshape your eyebrows. If you have thinning eyebrows, use a cosmetic pencil to fill in the sparse areas with a brow powder to fix the pencil on the eyebrow area.
Apply concealer to remove the dark patches and age spots. Use a creamy color that contains peach or yellow undertone to remove the bluish cast under your eyes. Avoid concealers that are lighter than your skin tone.Apply a slight amount of foundation with a powder to seal the concealer. Avoid using too much powder or you will create lines and highlight the flaws in your skin tone. Use a cream blush instead of a powder blush. Using a powder blush will draw attention to the lines in your face.
Use a lighter lip color. Darker colors will make your features appear harsh and accentuates the imperfections in your skin. Make your lips fuller add a touch of lip gloss to the bottom lip.
Apply a moisturizer to your face to keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated. If you use foundation, use a moisture rich mixture. Avoid using too much foundation as it will form in the lines of your face making you appear older as well as showing the fine lines on your face.