Despite the physical challenges accompanying top-notch ballet dancing, and the audience’s lust for perfection, ballerinas appear tireless, weightless and ethereal. Although years of training are required for their flawless performances, the key is found in their dancing shoes.
Acne vulgaris, affecting over 85% of adolescents and nearly 50% of people over age 25, is the most common disease in the Western hemisphere. Recent studies show that a high-glycemic diet is the primary determinant of the acne epidemic as evidenced by the physiology of pimpling.
The keto (ketogenic) diet is the ultimate medicine for treating insulin resistance, cancer and obesity. When food is consumed responsibly, the body can fuel itself with fat rather than sugar; thus achieving the ketotic state beneficial to hormonal balance, anti-aging and weight loss in women aged 45 to 65. The keto diet can also prevent breast and other forms of cancer due to its richness in anti-oxidizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial elements.
Addiction is defined as “the persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.” Excessive social media use qualifies as an addiction that can lead to poor mental health. It also hinders our social nature as the addict increasingly abandons human interaction for digital communication. Furthermore, social media addiction can potentially deteriorate our sense of independence and mental processes.
Piecing together dozens of random objects with tie-dye duct tape and pipe cleaners to decorate his whimsical musical instruments, a street artist in his 60s invites all people in Boston, Massachusetts, to admire his crazy handmade machine turning the city’s street corners into colorful music stages.
Brazilian photo restoration and colorization specialist Marina Amaral recently wrote on her website: “In 2016, I colorized Czesława Kwoka’s photo and posted it on social media. She was just 14 when she was murdered behind the walls of Auschwitz concentration camp on 12 March 1943. Her photo is haunting. Staring straight into the camera, her eyes tell a story of fear and horrors that few of us, in modern times, can understand or relate to.”
Hawa Mahal, meaning the “Palace of the Winds,” is one of the major attractions in Jaipur, India, and one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture in the country. Jaipur’s sandstone palace was built in 1799 by the Kachwaha ruler of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as an extension to the Royal City Palace.
Marie Delphine Macarty, more commonly known as “Madame LaLaurie,” was a Creole socialite and one of the most infamous serial killers in the world. The “cruel mistress” of Louisiana was born on March 19, 1787, in New Orleans to an Irish gentleman and a French lady of upper society.
The iconic lace masterpiece that the American Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly wore during her glamorous wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 19, 1956, in Monaco’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral is still cited as one of the best remembered royal bridal gowns of all time.
For those curious to see how some of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces, such as the Parthenon in Greece, the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico, and the Luxor Temple in Egypt, looked like when they were newly built, Expedia has something new to offer.