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The power of a money tree

According to some experts, growing a money tree in your home may help you catch good luck. Based on those beliefs, many people grow a money tree in their home. A money also makes a good gift to those who purchase a new home.

Once, you do have a money tree here are some tips to keep it alive and growing.
One of the first signs that your money tree is doing well is that new stems are sprouting that unfold into five leaves. So if your tree continue to sprout new stems then you are in good shape and should continue to keep doing what you are doing with your plant.

On the spiritual side, it is that if you have a money tree with an abundance of leaves it means that you are bearer of a lot of good fortune and money.
It is further believe that if your plant has 7 leaves then it is a really special plant.

homemade teeth whitening strips

You can make your own teeth whitening strips at home without spending much money. Most teeth whitening strips cost over $50 dollars. Follow these easy instructions below to make your own strips.


Spreading toothpaste mixed with baking soda over a thin strip of aluminum foil. Mold the foil around your teeth and leave the strip on for an hour or longer. Avoid eating, drinking or smoking while the strip is in place. Rinse and brush your teeth after removing the strip. Repeat this process twice a week until the desired shade is achieved. Saw results after the first time.

Day Spa

A Day Spa is a place that people can go to for personal care treatments, like for a massage, waxing, body wrap, salt scrubs, and aromatherapy and facial.  The visit is only for the period of time it takes to get the treatment and the customer does stay there over night.

The popularity of Day spa has grown so much that one can find a Day Spa in the airport.  These Day Spas are called or know as Airport Spa which allow air travelers a chance to rest and unwind in between their flights.

Affects of smoking on face

The photo above show what will happen to a attractive lady’s face in ten years if she continues to smoke a pack of cigaretts a day for 10 years.  The photos shows a before and after picture.  The results are scary to say the less.  LOng term smoking can cause tooth damage, deep wrinkles, dark under-eye circles, and sagging brow, eyelids, and cheeks. Smoking can also leads to gum disease and tooth loss with 42% of smokers aged over 60 having none of their own teeth. So if you really want to maintain your youth you really need to pay attention to what you put in it and how you treat your body.

High cheekbones – detmatology treatment

High cheeckbones are a desirable physically trait that most people want.  High cheekbones can contribute to a more beautiful face.  They also give facial balance and the higher it is the more youthful you look.  Over time, however, your cheeckbones will descend with your facial contour.  This descent is caused by by the gradual loss of collagen, fat and bone and the cause is age, of course.  However, you can regain volume and height with Radiesee dermal filler.  The results are instant and you can see the immediate three dimensional change in the proportional balance of your face. Demermal fillers act as a substitute for lost collagen and fat.

Radiesse is made of unique calcium based microspheres suspended in an natural gel, a natural bone constituent found in our bodies. It is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure.  These procedure are obtained from a dermatologist.

Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest – Jeff Lowe

Starlight brings together experts from music, modeling, professional, pediatric health care, technology, fashion, and entertainment to help create programs that help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

Starlight offers a comprehensive menu of outpatient, hospital based offerings that enable us to provide ongoing support for children and families — from diagnosis through the entire course of their medical process. The foundation’s goal is to give and create long lasting memories and to their the children affected and their families to have some fun while coping with their daily challenges.

The Midwest branch of the foundation has receive the donation and help from many people.  Every once in a while the foundation would like to give thanks back and acknowledge the contribution of some of its volunteers.  The month, the foundation would like to acknowledge the contribution of Mr. Jeff Lowe, a real estate professional who has donated his time and energy to helping making children life on this earth a better experience.

Cause of dark circles under eye

The skin underneath the eye is very thin and, therefore, blood vessels are much more visible.  These blood vessels cause dark shadows underneath the eye which gives the effect of sunken looking eyes.  This is caused by aging and heredity.

Tips for getting rid of these dark circles under your eyes are:

  • Get enough sleep.  Sleep deprivation makes under eye dark circles more obvious
  • Apply black tea bag or cold compress;this can reduce blood vessel dilations.
  • Wear large sunglasses.  Protecting the eyes from the sun can decrease pigmentation
  • Do not rub the area around the eyes.  It will only make the condition worse.
  • Sleep elevated.  This helps prevent fluids from draining toward the eyes.

Foot Massage

Foot Massage shops are popping all over Chicago.  They are premises on the theory that all your nerve endings can be found on your foot and lead to all the important muscles and organs in your body.  So just focusing on those nerve endings on your foot, one can relieve discomfort.  The practice is very popular in China so it was just a matter of time before it spread to the United States.

Like all treatment centers, its just to ask around and read reviews on such sites like Yelp to find the best place to try out.  Although a foot massage is very reasonable in price, you still want to get your money’s worth.

How much to tip?

One of the most stressful question that new people attending a spa for the first time often ask themselves is how much they should treat for their spa treatment.  It doesn’t matter if you live in Chicago or in any city in the United States, the first thing you need to do is check to see if your tip is already included in the price.  If it is not, tipping the individual attending to you between 15 to 20% is the norm.  Nothing prevents you from tipping more but 15 to 20 percent will keep you in the norm.

If you did not enjoy the services that you received then that is another story.