Health and Beauty Books 2018


Semi-Permanent & Permanent Make-Up Can Save You Time & Effort

By Mags Whyler 

Women want to look their best at all times, and it would be fantastic if they could do it with the least amount of effort. With semi-permanent make-up you can, as it stops you having to apply, reapply and remove make-up every day, and it will always look professionally applied. Just imagine waking up looking fabulous, or stepping out of the shower, the pool or the gym, confident that your make-up is still in place.

There are many reasons why people have semi-permanent make-up applied:

Convenience. Some women have little time for applying cosmetics every day

Some women have sensitive skin or have allergies to conventional make-up

Ageing changes; over plucked eye brows, thinning lips or dull eyes

It's hard to apply if you have arthritis or painful shaky hands

Women with vision problems or those who wear glasses or contact lenses

Women who just have sparse hair growth, or have hair loss due to illness or alopecia

Those with oily skin who tend to shed make-up easily

Semi-permanent make-up is a cosmetic treatment that carefully applies semi-permanent pigment into the dermal layer of the skin, through a type of cosmetic tattooing.

The pigment is:

A natural iron oxide.

It's hypoallergenic

There are no fragrances, emollients or other added ingredients

Lip Liner and Lip Blush:

Lip liner treatment can emphasize, correct or define the lips and it can prevent lipstick bleeding.

A color wash over the lip area can beautifully accentuate your lips, giving an attractive soft and natural look. The lip blush involves working along the lip line, defining the shape before progressing down and into the lip, to contour the pigment into your natural lip color.

Eyeliner/ Lash Liner:

Will give you a result that will complement your natural features and will suit your eye color. The shape gets drawn on before the treatment, so you can see how the finished result will look. Whether it's a thin understated line, a clearer and more heavily defined liner or maybe an optional flick, can add a gorgeous finish to this look.


Natural looking, beautifully shaped eyebrows can accentuate the eyes, and frame the face, making it look more attractive. Different techniques can get different looks; from powdered brows, to micro blading, to HD brows or even just adding a few hair strokes to fill in eyebrow gaps.

The results look very natural, making your features look more defined and although it varies with every person, the results usually last between 3-5 years and in some cases could be longer. At first, the pigment on the treatment area might look darker than you wanted, but after a few days, the color will lighten by up to 30%.

There's usually minimal discomfort, but topical anesthetic cream can greatly reduce any minor discomfort and promote relaxation. Most clients feel absolutely nothing during treatment, except a prickly sensation in the area being treated.

If you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure, we provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body: Botox, Vaser Lipo, Lip Augmentation, Dermal Fillers and many more treatments, to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

The Selston Cosmetic Clinic is located in Selston, Nottingham, where we offer a bespoke service with a personalized touch and deliver high client satisfaction. We have been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years

To find out more about semi permanent make up treatment at the Selston Cosmetic Clinic


Retro 51's new Afrocentric Corona pen honors the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016 in Washington D.C. Just as the NMAAHC is the only museum of its kind, the Corona is also one-of-a-kind. Each individual pen is numbered, as marked on its top ring.

The ergonomic rollerball pen features a deeply-etched barrel that echoes the bronze-colored metal lattice - or "Corona" - that covers the museum's exterior. The design itself is a tribute to the intricate ironwork handcrafted by southern African American slaves before the Civil War.

The pen is a joy to hold and use, with a twist top, acid-etched texture and matte black nickel accents. It is the first pen to be part of Retro 51’s newly-licensed Smithsonian collection.

Best of all, a portion of every purchase is donated to the NMAAHC, supporting its mission of telling the story of African American life, history and culture.

Each pen arrives in a commemorative tube, which makes it a great gift for birthdays, Kwanzaa and Black History Month. The Corona is refillable with Retro 51 ballpoint and/or rollerball cartridges, so it’s also earth-friendly.

Corona's MSRP is $55. For a list of dealers, visit, where "life is too short to carry an ugly pen."


Alan D. Benson, publisher of MHB Publishing

Alan D. Benson, president of MHB Publishing and community advocate, has released two books that will position and strengthen barbershop and beauty shop operations. The barbershop book, Keep That Seat Hot and the beauty shop book, Her Hair is Her Crown of Glory, teach business principles for owning, growing, and sustaining a business. They discuss practical and common- sense approaches for marketing your business, having excellent customer service, exercising prudent financial management, having the right team in your business, expanding your business, and investing in yourself and business.

"I am extremely excited and blessed to be able to share my business insight to help those reach greater heights in their life and business through these books. All throughout my life, I have viewed the barbershop and beauty shop as the cornerstone of the African-American community. While growing up, my father took me to the barbershop and it was the place where I learned and gathered food for life. My mother took me to the beauty shop as well. At the beauty shop is where the respect and appreciation for womanhood was even more cemented in me."

"I am very happy for Alan as he continues to share his knowledge and strategies to help strengthen the African-American barbershop and beauty shop," said Donte Jones, Owner of Beyond the Cuts Barbershop. "Alan is very knowledgeable about business, and even more, he knows how to explain it where anyone could understand."

About MHB Publishing

MHB Publishing is an information and media services company. Services provide a range of educational, publishing, media coverage, ePublishing, book publishing, and digital education.

The company conveys information through electronic, publishing, and media platforms. Its mission is to educate and stimulate impactful change by equipping the reader with the tools to be more knowledgeable and practical in life and in business. MHB is a subsidiary of Benson Group, LLC. For more details, visit

About Alan D. Benson

A visionary who is an advocate for his community, Alan D. Benson is the founder and president of Benson Group, LLC, a Human Resources company that specializes in Workforce Training, Professional Recruitment, and Supplier Diversity services. He has been afforded various experiences, and he has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of Operations Management, Training and Development, and Education. He has managed and empowered teams, created and facilitated trainings, and developed systems to streamline operations for major corporations throughout the United States.

Alan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Louisville. He later earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Indiana University. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and is a Persian Gulf War veteran. He has twins, Hilton and Hayley, and he resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

Use Organic Skin Care Beauty Products for Safer and More Useful Than Synthetic Products

By Shadia Elamin 

Choosing the item should depend on the type of skin you have. Using any random natural or synthetic product without detailing the ingredients should be avoided.

Using the right skin care product and maintaining the glow of the outer covering of your body is what women look forward to. You cannot randomly pick a product that you like, instead, it should depend on the type of the outer covering of body you have. In case the product does not suit you, then it can bring in an adverse effect on the epidermis and cause irritating and other problems. Therefore, you should be careful while using skin related products that are safe and useful too. In order to slow down the signs of aging, a good outer covering care routine should be maintained along with a healthy lifestyle. But have you ever thought about the usage of organic items?

What is the need of using organic products?

Before you buy these items, you have to ensure what all it contains and whether the same is safe for your skin type or not. The so-called organic products should contain 95% of organic ingredients. Often, the organic items are also termed as natural, but the opposite condition may not happen. While purchasing the skin care beauty products, checking the ingredients is essential and also ensures that they are safe for your epidermis.

In case of any adverse condition, the outer protection might become dry or also result in a dull complexion. It is further believed that organic items have taken the beauty industry by a massive storm and there is no going back from that point. Apart from being safe, using the organic items, it can also result in an abrasive or harsh effect on the exposed area. Applying the wrong kind of natural or synthetic item can result in the inability of the outer covering to renew or stimulate its natural shape and also reduce its ability to defend the outer layer from any environmental damage.

How to choose the right ingredient?

While purchasing the items, check that lime, coriander oil, oak bark, alcohol, cypress and many others ingredients are not present. On the contrary citrus, ingredients can minimize the sun's effect on the outer covering. Among the natural or organic items, some ingredients that are good for the outer covering of the face are turmeric, honey, white tea, kaolin, olive oil, grapes, green tea and many more. These can be considered as major contents while preparing skin care beauty products that can actually protect the outer peel of your face and thus also proves to be useful that using any synthetic items.

Why are organic items useful than synthetic ones?

Opting for green or organic items is definitely a good idea, but you simply cannot change your trusted moisturizer to a green option. In case of organic items, it is believed that they are sourced more responsibly and safe than synthetic ones. Synthetic items are not always un-natural ones but they may be made from the animal course, plant source or synthetic lab-produced items and it can be hyaluronic acid. In such cases, it is advisable to go for ingredients that are mentioned in short on the items. If you find any of them questionable, then it can be assumed to be, and it is safe enough.

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How To Stay Looking Young Naturally

By Manoj Kapoor

You wake up, as usual, every morning, slap on those layers of make-up, feel you are looking great and step out of your home to face challenges of the day. The self-esteem and confidence freeze when someone in the neighborhood calls you "Aunty". Have the men started heading towards greener pastures and younger girls? You start to wonder when you lost that magic touch. The thought of turning old is demotivating and depressing and you start pondering over, how to look younger naturally.

Jiggle-wiggle heavy thighs and a face full of wrinkles is a nightmare for most people. But this is a natural development process! Onlookers are deeply moved by appearance but as the natural aging process takes over, people start planning on how to stop aging. Their first reaction is to hit the gym to lose unnecessary calories sitting on their hips and waist and then they head to the dermatologists for Botox treatments.

There is a constant struggle to conjure ways on how to stay looking young. Besides creaking knee joints and a hurting backbone, the face also starts to develop ugly deep lines and wrinkles. The complexion becomes dark, the face looks tired and cheeks start to sink in. These changes are gradual but they can be a source of embarrassment for many women. The main reason for losing facial fat and youthfulness is depletion of collagen. Collagen can be consumed orally, but are there any other ways to stay fresh and young side by side:

1. One of the main reasons that spell trouble is stress. Staying constantly strung will lead to physical alterations in the human body that can fasten the aging process. Stress leads to excessive production of cortisol and adrenaline and a person may end up with anxiety issues and depression. The facial lines contort and permanent wrinkles may develop on the face. The heart starts to beat fast and the blood pressure may become erratic. We live in a stressful society and the best way to deal with it is to breathe calmly, meditate and exercise regularly. Relaxation can work miracles on the facial muscles. Take it easy, breathe deeply, recite calmly and take a break!

2. Exercise promotes the blood to rush faster to different parts of the body and is akin to meditation. It's the ideal way to stay fit, healthy and younger looking.

3. Consume Omega-3 fatty acids: Load your diet with walnuts, seeds, and salmon. Your bone strength, mood, and stamina will definitely increase, body inflammation will reduce and you will feel good! You can even introduce shark oil tablets to your diet to get the missing Omega3. Soon you will observe that the excessively dumped fat on the waist and hips will reduce and the body will feel energetic and healthy. Be patient, your face will shine with that special glow!

4. If you can't hit the gym start a regular walk. The muscles will get toned, the body will become lithe and shapely, bones will become stronger and the mood will be boosted. We promise you are going to make new friends when you step out into the fresh air. Not only will your social life get a boost, you will also start smiling more and begin to look younger. If you hate walking you can start a swimming session at the pool or join a dance club.

5. It's time to stop getting bored. People love good company and you always had that magic touch. Besides supplementing yourself orally with collagen, be yourself and let your hair loss. As the collagen plumps up your face, your smile will woo the onlookers. Spill your magic. Let that oxytocin move through your endocrine system and improve your cardiovascular and immune system. We promise you that you will soon be scrambling out of the bed super-fast for some fun moments. Feel young and look young!

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What to Do When Cancer Treatment Makes Working Difficult

When you're going through treatment, going to work and your paycheck are probably the last things you want to worry about. Even though you may not feel well enough to work, financially you may need to continue working during cancer treatment. Fortunately, there are options to help you decide how you can adjust your current work schedule.

Finding what works for you

If you and your health care team decide you're able to keep working during cancer treatment, it's important to figure out how you’re going to do it. You and your employer can work closely to make certain changes, such as offering a part-time schedule or restructuring your job. In addition, you can make it easier for yourself by doing the following:

Try to work from home if possible. It's a way to help manage your energy and take care of yourself.

Get help at home so there’s more time for work. Ask your family and friends to help out with daily chores and errands.

Keep your boss up to date on your schedule and how other changes are working.

Make a list of your usual work schedule and responsibilities. Refer to it when you're setting up flex time, shifted duties, or time off with your employer.

Create a list of job duties and who is covering for you, so your coworkers know what to do when you’re out of the office.

For more information on what options you can ask for and what your employer can do to help assist you while on treatment, visit the Job Accommodation Network or call them at 1-800-526-7234.

When it's too much to keep working with cancer

If you find that managing your treatment is making it too hard to work, there are options available from third-party organizations to help with paying your medical and nonmedical bills. These include:

The Hill-Burton Program

This program allows hospitals and other medical facilities to offer free or low-cost services for people who are unable to pay. To find a Hill-Burton facility, or to get more information, visit the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

Social Security Disability Income

If you have paid Social Security, you may be eligible for disability benefits. But keep in mind Social Security has very strict standards for what they consider a disability and, if you qualify, the waiting period could be up to 5 months or more. To learn more, visit

Supplemental Security Income

If you haven’t worked in a while or your income has been very low, an option may be Supplemental Security Income (SSI). What you can get from SSI is different from state to state. Your income must be below a certain amount, and you must also meet the Social Security Administration’s standards for disability. Visit to learn more.

As you deal with your employment issues, it helps to be flexible and understand that as your needs change, so can your options with employment. Whether you are working or not, applying for disability benefits and other kinds of support can sometimes be challenging. Consider keeping your family in the loop about your concerns. The social worker at your treatment location can also help you with information about other resources.

7 Factors to Poor Posture and 2 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Better Your Own

By Dr Matthew Bortolussi 

Have you ever noticed a famous actor, known for their good looks, maybe Brad Pitt, standing stooped over? Of course not! Part of the appeal is their tall, proud posture, whether you consciously notice or not. Perhaps that's why no childhood is complete without an occasional reminder to "Sit up straight!" Your mom was training you to become a Hollywood star.

While the desire for your own good posture could be due to the effect that poor posture has on your visual appearance, it may surprise you that posture has much more to do with whether you look proper or sloppy. Let's look at another type of celebrity - a singer such as Adele, and try a little experiment on yourself. Sing your favorite song, or the national anthem with your shoulders rounded forward and head stooped down. Your whole chest caves in and prohibits your lungs from expanding and your voice from belting out those big musical notes. It's much harder to sing properly without good posture. Remember Usain Bolt, the fastest human? Do you think he'd run as fast and place as well if he kept his head down?

If you're concerned with your health you should know that the way you carry your body physically can have a major impact on your physical performance and mental sense of well-being. Studies are now showing the connection between poor posture and health problems ranging from weight gain, insomnia, and even depression and mental decline. Chiropractors are well aware of the significance of this connection between posture and health, which makes them a reliable authority on this and how it relies on good spinal health.

There are many causes of poor posture. In some people, unfortunately postural issues are due to other conditions or diseases that involve bone deformity or bone loss, however, in the vast majority of cases, posture is directly related to a person's habits and daily activities. Here are some of the most common causes of poor posture:

Looking down a lot during activities such as using a cellphone or playing video games

Working at a desk or computer for long periods of time (even at a desk with good ergonomics)

Poor ergonomics at work (chairs, desks, keyboards)

Improper sleep support (mattress, pillows)


Muscles weakness

Poor self-esteem (people with low self-esteem tend to have a flexed/inward posture as a way to avoid being noticed)

As noted, there can be other health conditions and diseases that can contribute to poor posture, but as you can see, most contributors to poor posture are also things that are within your control.

Chiropractors and other health experts have found that people who have a tendency to slouch while standing, sitting, and even walking also tend to experience many kinds of health conditions, which can be mild or even severe. Many health problems such as headaches, muscle stiffness, shortness of breath, susceptibility to infectious illnesses, may actually be indirectly impacted by your posture and the positioning of your spinal column.

Your spine is important because it keeps your entire body in alignment and balance. It also houses and is meant to protect your central nervous system (spinal cord and brain). Your nervous system is responsible for the communication between your body and brain. The better your spinal alignment, the easier it is for your brain and body to share information and maintain good posture. Slouching, and being in poor posture makes it harder for this to happen - signals don't transmit as well and muscles have to work harder to try to keep you upright. This extra, more difficult work can degrade the health of the spine and nervous system over time. When your brain and body need to work harder on your posture, they work less on keeping your other systems and functions working optimally. As this happens to the nervous system, other functions of the body may begin to have trouble working correctly, leading to inflammation, digestive issues, and more.

How To Keep Good Posture All Day Every Day

If you want to avoid these health problems, you'll want to focus on maintaining proper posture as often as you can. It may be as simple as reminding yourself throughout the day to keep your shoulders pulled back, your head held high atop your neck and torso, and your spine in a neutral position as much it can.

If you find it difficult to maintain these positions of proper posture, it is a sign you need the professional help of a chiropractor. Your poor posture can be due to a combination of factors that include poor spinal alignment, poor nervous system signal flow, and muscle weakness. In most cases, these problems can all be corrected with a properly designed and executed plan that addresses all three of these issues as needed.

Do You Have Poor Posture?

Here is a simple test than can be an indicator of poor posture:

Have someone take a picture of you standing without shoes on a flat surface, looking ahead of you. Think of a side profile of a police mug shot, for your whole body, top to bottom. The person will likely have to stand 10-15 feet away.

Draw a straight vertical line from the inside of your ear down to the floor. If the line doesn't pass through the middle of your shoulder, hip, knee and ankle, it's likely you have poor posture.

If you're unsure that you're assessing your posture picture correctly, enlist a friend or family member to do this with you.

If you'd like a complimentary posture analysis, e-mail your posture photos to

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