Beauty is not in the face, but a light in the heart” - Khalil Gibran How often do we come across an advertisement urging you to get treatments to get thinner? How many of us went days without eating proper meals just to get slimmer? Cosmetics have became essentials in life for women, why is that?
Hong Kong is a very popular for movies, many people watch movies very often, but do you know the reason Hong Kong people always watch movies?
Mostly we watch movies for a few reasons, the first reason we watch movies is because we need to release our pressure, the second reason is we need to go on dates, the third reason is because you really like that character or the movie, these three reasons show the connection of movie and to Hong Kong people - for my own personal feeling, I also like movies a lot. - by Arthur, Student Blogger (read more: http://www.icubed.us/blogs-list/spirit/movies-tv-the-arts/node/2616)
"The Exorcist", is horror classic that must be on every horror film fan's list of "movies to watch". The director of this movie is William Friedkin, it is adapted by William Peter Blatty from a novel published in 1971.
The film has excellent actors such as Ellen Burstyn , Max von Sydow and others, whose performances are realistic and scary.
The film has many character from different backgrounds, such as an archaeologist - Father Merrin - who visits a site and finds some historically important items. Then there is father Daimen Karras, a young priest, whose mother's illness makes him doubt his own faith, and his friend Joe Dyer who helps restore his faith.read more: http://www.icubed.us/blogs-list/spirit/movies-tv-the-arts/node/2612
I love music, especially playing different kinds of musical instruments. Chinese music is one of the types I’m addicted to. If you want to know more about Chinese music, the first thing you need to remember is traditional Chinese music can be traced back 7000 to 8000 years based on the discovery of a bone flute made in the Neolithic age.
During the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties, only royal families and dignitary officials enjoyed music, which musical instruments were made on chimes and bells. At that time, foreign religions such as Buddhism and Islam, those exotic and religious melodies influenced Chinese music and Chinese people enjoyed those music very much at fairs organized by religious temples. FULL ARTICLE
This year has had so many superhero movies. First there was the much awaited Avengers, where we had Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye rip up the city of Manhattan in a epic battle against Loki and his army of aliens. Now we’ve got Spiderman (Andrew Garfield) battling it out with The Lizard. And later in this year, DC breaks out with The Dark Knight Rises, the last of the Dark Knight trilogy, starring Christian Bale as Batman .( reead on: http://www.icubed.us/node/2514) ****
In the past month the two biggest cities in America – New York City and Los Angeles – have proposed "controversial" laws that improve health and help the environment.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to propose a far-reaching municipal ban on sales of sugary beverages by restaurants, mobile food carts, movie theaters and delis. While this has been met with approval from some groups such as parents and educators, there is strong opposition to it by businesses, who are looking at the bottom line only.
Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal defines sugary drinks as beverages that are "sweetened with sugar or another caloric sweetener that contain more than 25 calories per 8 fluid ounces and contain less than 51 percent milk or milk substitute by volume as an ingredient." The proposal would impact drinks sold in containers larger than 16 ounces, but would not impact the sale of diet soda or dairy-based drinks. FULL ARTICLE
We hear about it all the time – how there is a childhood obesity crisis in the US. Part of the blame for this comes from an unexpected source: commercial advertising. Food and beverage companies spend about US$2 billion a year on advertising and product promotion targeted at young consumers, according to the US’s Federal Trade Commission.
One media company has decided to try to turn the tide on childhood obesity. Disney, one of the most recognized brands in the world, will be implementing changes in the types of advertising it allows on programming aimed at children and their families. Disney is in fact the largest media company in America undertaking this change. (FULL ARTICLE)
Living in 2012, nearly 200 000 years after humans have been in existence, it’s safe to say that progress has been made in just about every arena except Women's Rights around the world. More people have access to clean water, food and education than ever. The majority of countries are now edging towards democracy. A cure for cancer is reportedly not far off. Yetprogress in the realm of gender equality remains limited. Just a few weeks ago, a Republican Georgia lawmaker compared women to cows and pigs in an attempt to justify his support for a bill that wouldrestrict access to abortions. In fact, women still make 70 cents for every dollar a man makes in the US, a country that prides itself on its progressiveness. Honour killings remain common in the Middle East and South Asia, while female circumcision is still widely practiced throughout Africa.Sadly, even in this supposed age of liberalism, gender equality remains but a myth. full article
The Women’s Academy for International Leadership Development invites high achieving young women considering application to U.S. colleges and universities to begin their path to future academic, professional, and personal success in a comprehensive summer program at Mount Holyoke College, the oldest women's college in the world and the first of the renowned Seven Sisters to the Ivy League.
The overall focus of the program is on leadership and professional and personal success, starting with preparation for admission to highly selective colleges in the United States. Students are immersed in a learning community that includes role models with accomplished professional careers, college faculty, and student mentors as well as other specialized resource persons. This richly structured learning environment is designed to strengthen students’ skills and confidence, and provide them with tools to successfully navigate the college admission process, fulfill their academic and social potential during college, and plan their pathway to future success.FULL ARTICLE
Human rights and social justice...
Let's end child labourThe International Labor Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labor in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child laborers and what can be done to help them.
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