What is it with Women and Food?

Women have long since had a hard time with food. The statistics nowadays for women with eating disorders is through the roof – and that’s just those who have been diagnosed.

Of course it’s not just women that have food issues – men have too. But women seem to be bearing the brunt of this strange affliction of the modern world.

Information on women’s diets is everywhere. Combined with photoshopped images of “perfect” women’s bodies; it truly is crazy. Thankfully there is also a movement of ‘self love’ and ‘self acceptance’ which seems to be gathering pace.

Here’s a fantastic succession of images from a young lady who has recovered from anorexia.

Eating Disorder Recovery


A quick look in Google trends shows us all the most common searches that are related to binge eating – the most common eating disorder amongst women:

According to these stats, almost 10 million women in the USA are fighting an eating disorder…



And there are hundreds of thousands of images and adverts out there like this one, which promotes appetite suppressants alongside a picture of a ‘happy’ thin model. Something needs to be done about this!!



What do you think about all this? I’d love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments below.

Best Modern Hair Removal Techniques

Being a modern woman is not all about the image you develop, but a neat body plays a huge role in your success. For most women, there is a daily struggle with the hair not only how to find and maintain flattering haircut, but how to get rid of unwanted facial, arm, leg, underarm and pubic hairs without a lot of effort or expenses. Because people are different, the choices in hair removal techniques and hair removal products vary from one person to the other.

It is an effective hair removal technique for nearly every part of the body. It is the most common used and popular hair removal technique for women. Waxing can be performed in the salons and spas or even at home with waxing kit. Wax has a low potential for causing allergic reactions and it is also cheap because it can be reused for several times. The only problem for this technique is the pain that it causes. Even if waxing is considered the safest method, it may have side effects in the eyebrow area. This is because waxing removes a top layer of the skin and the skin around the skin has no oil glands and require a gentle method.

Laser hair removal
The old laser had an effect on darker skin and wasn’t effective on very light hair; modern lasers are used to treat any skin and hair type. It is the efficient way of removing unwanted hair. This method uses pulsed light to remove unwanted hair by destroying it at the root. For noticeable results, you need five sessions at the laser clinic, and you only do it once a year after that. Laser hair removal is expensive than most of the hair removal techniques. One of the best home laser devices in the Philips Lumea. You can read more on the Philips Lumea Review Website.

It is a permanent hair removal method. In the electrolysis process, the cells responsible for the growth of hair is permanently disabled by a small electric current. The hair usually does not grow back. The major drawbacks of this techniques are that it is expensive, and you require 25 sessions to acquire the desired results. Also, it can be painful without the use of local anesthetic cream, because it requires insertion of a tiny needle into each hair follicle.

They look like electric razors, expect they pull out hair from the root instead of cutting it. They are basically electric tweezers which are an effective way of tweezing. Using epilators can be uncomfortable, and the hair must be long enough for it to grasp.

Hormone treatments
They are recommended for women who are suffering excessive hair growth. Some medication such as prescribed birth control pills, incorporated drugs that control hormones responsible for hair growth.

Vaniqa hair removal cream
It is a prescription cream that contains eflornithine chemical that inhibits production of enzymes responsible for hair growth. It may be helpful to women who suffer excessive hair growth.

Depilatory creams
They include compounds that dissolve hair protein. The cream is effective on facial hair, but the hair will grow back faster than in other hair removal methods. The cream must be used at least once a week.

So, Are Backlinks Still Important For SEO Purposes?

Up until a few years ago, backlinks were the number one tactic when trying to rank a website high in search engine rankings. Google and other search engines used the sheer number of links pointing to a website as evidence of its overall importance to the Internet community. Owners and operators of websites that wanted to rank high would just have thousands if not hundreds or thousands of backlinks pointed to their sites, often done through link exchanges or pyramids of blog networks. Google updates changed this drastically, leaving many website owners wondering if backlinks are still important for SEO purposes.

The answer is yes, backlinks are still crucial for search engine optimization, but the ways they are important have changed drastically. Google and other search engines now stringently punish the mass backlink approach, going as far as blacklisting websites that are deemed to have low quality or even duplicated content that used to proliferate for the sole purpose of just throwing up backlinks. Instead, search engines now look for relevant content on the source page and prioritize links from one website to another when it appears the subject matter of the sites is very similar. Beforehand, this was not checked for.

Something else that new search engine crawlers, spiders, and algorithms look for is the authority level of the site with the backlink. SEO Sheffield tell us this is crucially important. A WordPress blog that no one hardly visits and is a low page rank level with little-documented history is not going to get its backlinks taken seriously. On the other hand, the most prized backlinks (and the notoriously most difficult to get) come from educational institutions with .edu domains. In keeping with a quality over quantity approach, search engines now look at the site as much as the links.

Another factor that now counts in backlinks is how recent they are. Google in particular not only favors relevant content from authoritative websites but also chooses to place an emphasis on websites that have recently updated content. This opens up a new area of backlink generation for website operators to explore, as links from Tweets, Facebook posts, and other forms of social media can now be continuously manufactured on a daily or even hourly basis and keep a steady stream of backlinks for Google to take note of.

Backlinks are still useful in search engine optimization, but the old school methods of creating a hundred bare-bones websites just to dump links into or floating out a thousand copies of the same, even if spun, the article just does not work anymore. In fact, continuing the traditional tactics can actually backfire and hurt a website. On the other hand, getting quality links from established sites, such as news sites or niche-specific blogs, can be of tremendous benefit. Complementing these high-quality links with recent and fresh links via social media gives search engines the idea that your site is fresh and worth keeping at the top of listings, more so than static sites that sit dormant for long periods of time.

Are Web Designers on Their Way Out?

With the advent of more and more self-hosted platforms that make it very easy for people to build their own websites, are there going to be any jobs left for us web designers? Take a look at this Google trends graph which show the interest in web design over the last 10 years. Definitely a decline going on there.

However, I am hopeful that there will always be a need for web designers because at the end of the day, people want more and more out of their websites. And however clever these self hosted platforms are, us web designers can stay one step ahead by keeping up with current trends and always making sure we are practicing our creativity.

I mean for example, how many of the general public do you think could create a site that looks like this:

Tucson Web And Design -  Programming Online Game

At the end of the day there will always be a need for good web design. So don’t lose hope (as I did recently). Stick with what you love and keep striving to get better.


The Important Frameworks for Web Design

There are two important frameworks for website design:

Functionality and Aesthetics

Both are equally as important as the other, but cover different aspects of what it means to create a website. A website plays three roles. First of all it is the outward facing sales person for the business – on hand 24/7. Secondly it is the user interface for customers who are looking for information, services or products. And thirdly, it is a source of information for Google and other search engines. This third point may not seem inportant because if you cover the first two points then surely this is covered?

Not so. There are certain things Google can see and certain things it can’t. For your website to be fully functional, you need to have optimised it in a way that makes it incredibly easy for Google to know what your site is about.

When you combine these three factors, you truly have a winning website that will carry you and your business a long way.