What is business casual?

Business Casual at Work Dressing for work has evolved from suits and heels to khaki’s and loafers. However, you must remember to use your own flair and keep things basic for the office. Business casual does not mean that you can go to work looking sloppy. Everything must be neatly pressed and in order. A […]

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What is the best shampoo for dandruff

If you suffer from dandruff you are not alone. It is estimated that at least 97% of Americans will endure the white, itchy flaking of this condition at some point in their lives. The condition is caused by an overproduction of a chemical known a Pityrosporum. It is normal for skin to shed, but dandruff […]

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What is dandruff?

One of the most frustrating things to have when you are trying to look your best is dandruff. Not only do many people suffer from dandruff, but most of those people do not even know what dandruff really is, and may be carrying around certain myths about what dandruff is and what problems it may […]

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What to expect when visiting a day spa

You know and love your hairstylist, the corner coffee shop is your morning haven, but what’s this?! Your best friend just gave you a gift certificate for an entire day at the spa! Your jump up and down, squeal with delight, and give her a hearty hug. Wow! It’s your lucky day! Evening rolls around […]

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What is a chemical peel?

Today, chemical peels are primarily performed for cosmetic reasons. Many women and men are choosing chemical peels as an alternative to plastic surgery. A chemical peel is a procedure that uses a chemical solution to peel away the outer layers of the skin to reveal a clearer, brighter complexion with a smoother texture. While many […]

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How to spot a counterfeit gem

There are more counterfeit gems in the jewelry market today than ever due to more ways of making them appear “real”. Knowing what different deceptive means dealers use to pass off fake gems as real ones can help you avoid getting swindled. There is a difference in value between gems which are natural or made […]

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How to tell if a diamond is real

It’s been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend… quite an improvement in value over man’s best friend, don’t you think? Unfortunately, there are a variety of unscrupulous jewelers who try to pass off glass stones or cubic zirconium as the real thing. Is it possible for a person to tell if their diamonds […]

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How to appraise old jewelry

Old or antique jewelry is fascinating to own and wear. Whether part of a costume ensemble or an elegant toilette for a special occasion, a pearl necklace or a diamond bracelet can make you feel like a million dollars. But how can you tell the actual worth of a piece? The first thing to do […]

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How to clean Silver Jewelry

Cleaning and caring for silver jewelry is simple to do if you follow a few basic steps. With a little care and maintenance, your silver jewelry should always shine. When you purchase silver jewelry, the first thing to remember is that silver is a soft metal. Even a heavy silver ring will bend if enough […]

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How to Use a Jeweler’s Loupe

If you are familiar with purchasing expensive jewelry, you may have come across the term loupe. First, we must define the word loupe. A loupe is a magnifier with a special lens that enables a jeweler to inspect even the smallest details by increasing the focus to a closer distance when seen by the eye. […]

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