Looking Good, Naturally. Check Yourself Out.

Your health in many ways can reflect in your general appearance. Be it your skin or body, the term ‘you are what you eat’ is the perfect way to describe the importance of a balanced and healthy diet that will leave you feeling naturally beautiful both inside and out.

Beauty is something that most women and in some ways men consider often throughout ones lives. In search of a better appearance men and women spend thousands on make-up, clothes, tanning products etc. The drive to be attractive is present in nearly all people, whether they admit it or not.

The problem is most forget the vital key to this secret. Whilst many of us are consumed in means to improve our looks, a natural approach to this is often overlooked. There are many of us prepared to pay for a make-over, whilst eating a greasy take-away.

When looking at general health on the whole, the only way to look good and fell better is to use natural health products, this rule applies for both: Psychological and physical reasons.

For the entire article go to Los Angeles Chronicle

Corra is a big believer in natural products. You can look good and avoid some very serious diseases that can occur when using products with dangerous additives. The Environmental Working Group is a terrific site for researching what products are harmful and which are not.

There are a number of chemicals that have harmful side effects. Some will cause skin rash or irritation. Fragrances can make your head itch, bring on more skin rashes and otherwise make your day miserable. More often than not, the users aren’t even aware of what is causing their ciscomfort.

In worse case scenarios, chemicals can cause serious diseases. But then with idnviduals, even natural fragrances and additives cause cause people to break out, start sneezing, work on any variety of sensitivities. But the main thing about the natural ingredients is they may cause these sensitivities but for the most part they won’t leave you truly ill or dead.

After all, you are buying skincare and haircare products because you want to look good and not dead. You want to be attractive, feel good about yourself and feel good about what you are doing to the environment, your own and that of the universe.

And as this article attests, eat right. Eating right is so important. Eating right and eating correctly. Good table manners don’t hurt, either. Talk about a dying tradition. But I digress.

Eat the right food. Food that sits well. Food that tastes good, for sure, but that is healthy. There is enough junky food out there, not just junkfood, but food laced with dangerous additives to fill a waste dump. Think not? Think China and the lousy additives that have proven toxic and have killed pets throughout this fair land of ours. You really think you are not getting some dangerous stuff added to your…well…Chinese Food?

So be smart. Eat natural. Go to the farmer’s market on weekends. That’s right, pick yourself up and get out there. Buy food that is locally grown and has no sprays. Your body will thank you, and so will your lover who, if you do things right will be craving your body.

It’s the smart thing to do.

Do online dating background checks give false hope?

WCTV.tv ran this piece by Whitney Ray about the recent legislative attempts to disclose whether online dating services conduct background checks on their users.  

Opponents say if sites start claiming they run background checks, the disclaimer could give users false hope.

The problem is the quality of the background check.  What type of identity verification do these sites conduct?  If you are able to lie about your age when you sign up, how can a criminal background check be successful since most county criminal searches and nationwide criminal searches run off a name and date of birth match?  Also, in a simply world, some of us might want to fudge a little on our birthdays.   In this age of identity theft, why would you want to give a company our full name and real date of birth when it seems like databases are getting hacked everyday?

True.com back in the news about online dating background checks

David Crary of Associated Press wrote an article about the recent New Jersey legislation requiring online dating sites to disclose whether they perform background checks and discusses True.com and Match.com’s response.   Predictably, True.com was “elated” by the legislation (which provides them with an opportunity to trumpet their usage of background checks).  Match, on the other hand, said they were “disappointed” in the legislation.  

“Match.com is disappointed New Jersey has enacted a flawed and unconstitutional law and we will explore opportunities to challenge it,” a company statement said. 

Strangely enough, the law doesn’t require background checks, just that company disclose whether they are performed. 

As we have discussed before, all background checks are not created equal.  Running names through a criminal database is helpful but is far from complete.  The real problem with online dating is identity verification.  What steps are these companies using to verify a user’s identity?  They should need to run the minimum of a social security trace or possibly a motor vehicle records search to confirm identity.  This can also create more problems, as some states have stricter requirement for accessing DMV records and have different turn around times.  Other users as well could provide stolen SSN numbers to defeat the system.   Perhaps the best way is make all the background check conducted totally transparent to all users.  Perhaps the user should be allowed to choose how complete of a background is run on himself.   Perhaps the market forces will define the standard. 

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Texting Google 466453

How do I text google?  Google has a great lookup tool for cell phones – it’s “Google SMS” mobile texting service.  All you have to do is simply text the number “466453” and then type what you are looking for (e.g. Pizza, haircut, background checks) and then your ZIP Code.  It even works for movies, just type in the name of the movie you want to see (CLOVERFIELD, 90254) and it will give you a list of all the showtimes in your zip codes, complete with address and telephone information.  

On some phones the telephone numbers are point-and-click accessible, making this service totally easier to use than mobile web browsing.   the Blackberry and Helio phones all point and click phone number access. 

Internet Dating Safety Act sets the industry abuzz

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New Jersey’s brand new Internet Dating Safety Act is the britney spears of the online dating industry.   Looks like they’ve modified the agenda iDate2008 to discuss this hot topic. 

Peter McGreevy, an attorney with McGreevy & Henle, LLP, will discuss the status and details of the legislation.

Will this legislation inspire additional measures in other states?  Will internet dating websites provide more transparency users residing in New Jersey only, or will they open up to every user?  What happens if you are a NJ user and date someone in the Big Apple? 

online dating sites can provide background checks on users and also pass the cost onto the users.  This is an additional revenue stream that seriously limits possible litigation down the road from sexual predators.