Common Myths About Laser Hair Removal

Common Myths About Laser Hair Removal


Marilyn Shields

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that involves applying a laser light to the skin in order to remove unwanted hair. This procedure can successfully remove hair from the face, bikini line, abdomen, legs, arms, thighs and chest. The number of people seeking to get laser hair removal has increased drastically in the past couple of years. This procedure has gained popularity because it is a great alternative to other hair removal methods. However, there are still a lot of misconceptions about laser hair removal. Below are some of the most common misconceptions about this procedure:

It is permanent

One of the main reasons that many people opt to get laser hair removal is because they think that the results are permanent. Even though there have been several cases reported of people who have never had to shave or wax again after getting this procedure, permanent results are not guaranteed. The light from the laser damages the follicle. This makes it harder for the hair to grow, but it may not stop the growth completely. If the hair does grow back, it will be lighter and sparser than it was before.

You do not have to go a medical clinical to get laser hair removal

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Laser hair removal is commonly performed at spas and beauty shops. However, it is best to go to a doctor-supervised clinic to get this procedure done. Most of the complications that have reported occurred as the result of a person getting this procedure done by someone who was not qualified.

Laser hair removal is extremely painful

Pain is one of the things that deters people from getting laser hair removal. Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal is not extremely painful. Even though the threshold of pain can vary from person to person, most people compare the pain of laser hair removal to being popped with a rubber band. In fact, some people have even stated that laser hair removal is less painful than electrolysis or waxing. Furthermore, a cooling gel will be applied to the skin prior to this procedure, which can also reduce the pain.

Laser hair removal cannot be performed on dark-skinned people

Even though laser hair removal works best on fair-skinned people, it can still be performed on dark-skinned people. The technician will simply have to use a different type of laser. Thousands of dark-skinned people have had success with laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is not affordable for most people

While laser hair removal is quite expensive, many people can still afford it. People will only have to get four to six treatments before they can see the results. Laser hair removal can actually help a person save money over time because it reduces the need to wax or use electrolysis.

Laser hair removal is dangerous because it damages the internal organs

Laser hair removal is an extremely safe procedure. This procedure only damages the follicle. The laser does not penetrate deep enough to affect the internal organs.

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Toyota to recall Sienna minivan in North America

Toyota to recall Sienna minivan in North America

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Toyota, the Japanese auto maker, has issued a voluntary recall of 870,000 of its Sienna minivans in North America (600,000 in the United States and 270,000 in Canada).

The models affected are the first and second generation vehicles, which were manufactured between 1998 and 2010. It has been discovered that salt, used to grit roads and melt snow in northern US states and Canada, could potentially cause corrosion in the spare tire carrier cable. In a worse case scenario, this corrosion could lead to the wheel becoming detached and becoming a hazard for following vehicles. The new 2011 version of the Sienna is not affected, nor are all wheel drive versions of the vehicle.

In a statement, Toyota said that “In the worst case, the carrier cable may fail and the spare tire could become separated from the vehicle.” In the same statement, Toyota’s Chief Quality Officer in North America, Steve St. Angelo, said that “Toyota is listening to its customers attentively, and we want to make sure their voices are heard…We are also working diligently to develop a remedy as soon as possible.”

The latest blow to Toyota’s reputation for safety and quality comes just days after the company announced the suspension of sales of its luxury Lexus GX 460 SUV over fears that it was susceptible to rollovers.



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Danish unofficial draft version of UNCCC treaty leaks, G77 reacts sharply

Danish unofficial draft version of UNCCC treaty leaks, G77 reacts sharply

Thursday, December 10, 2009

On the third day of the two-week Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the leaders of developing countries said that EU and US emissions cuts plans are not enough. After a Danish unofficial draft version of the future treaty leaked, they reacted with a demand of shift of emission cuts to developed world industries.

The host Danish government’s draft version of a treaty was published by UK newspaper The Guardian without the government’s consent. The draft says that “developing countries, except the least developed which may contribute at their own discretion, commit to nationally appropriate mitigation actions”. The quantitative consideration in it is that a 50% emissions cut globally (from 1990 levels) by 2050 should be achieved, with most industrialised nations implementing 80% cuts.

no developing nations are committed to emission cuts

Deputy Head of the Chinese delegation Su Wei recalled the 1997 Kyoto protocol, which includes the statement “no developing nations are committed to emission cuts or sharing of funding for mitigation and adaptation in poor parts of the world”. Su Wei said, “The EU position cannot be justified. The [Kyoto] protocol among other UNFCCC agreements stipulate clearly what developed and developing countries should do.”

In an interview with Politiken, a Danish daily broadsheet newspaper, the Chairman of Group of 77 commented on the event, mentioning the previous Denmark-Africa friendly political relations:

You need to listen to all countries. That’s what democracy is about, and that’s what you have been cheering in Denmark. What Prime Minister (Lars Løkke Rasmussen) does is contrary to the spirit of the developing aid, which Denmark has provided for Africa through many years.

A member of poverty-focused charity, Oxfam, Antonio Hill commented to the BBC, speaking positively about the idea of transferring finance from industrialised to developing countries — to help them curb their emissions and help them protect against the impacts of climate change. Antonio Hill said that otherwise industrialised nations had to offer considerably bigger cuts. Commentators say the G77 block statements are substantially reasonable, since many of emissions sources are geographically located in developing countries, but owned by citizens of developed countries.

Executive secretary of the UNFCCC Yvo de Boer said the document had no weight at the conference:

This was an informal paper ahead of the conference given to a number of people for the purposes of consultations. The only formal texts in the UN process are the ones tabled by the Chairs of this Copenhagen conference at the behest of the parties.

Head of the global climate initiative World Wide Fund for Nature Kim Carstensen commented on the event, pledging not to to distract to the ‘Danish text’ and to concentrate on subsequent official actions at Copenhagen:

The behind the scenes negotiations tactics under the Danish Presidency, have been focusing on pleasing the rich and powerful countries rather than serving the majority of states who are demanding a fair and ambitious solution. The Danish Prime Minister´s proposed text is weak and reflects a too elitist, selective and non-transparent approach by the Danish presidency.

We understand and share the frustration of the poor and vulnerable countries. We urge the Danish presidency to change its style and move to a cooperative and listening mode.

We also believe this was one of the political signals sent by COP President Connie Hedegaard in her opening statement yesterday.

Focus on the Danish text right now is a distraction from the negotiations that have just resumed for their final phase in Copenhagen. Talks must focus on the text that has so far been negotiated and not on new texts that are being negotiated in small groups.

Man auctions his life on eBay, is disappointed at sale price

Man auctions his life on eBay, is disappointed at sale price

Monday, June 30, 2008

After auctioning off his entire life on eBay for A$399,300 (244 912.148) Ian Usher says he is “a little bit disappointed” at the final selling price.

The 44-year-old British immigrant living in Perth, Australia, put all of his worldly belongings up for sale on the popular auction website, including his three-bedroom house and all its contents, his car, motorcycle, jetski, skydiving gear, and his job at a rug store, for which he offered a two week trial period. He even offered introductions to his friends living in Perth.

Usher made the decision to sell his life after his five-year marriage suddenly ended. On his website,, he explains that “despite my life being busy and fulfilled, I still miss my wife so much. Everything in my home is a reminder of the wonderful past we shared. So, after a year in this house I decided that it is time to sell it and move on.”

It was as much about moving on as it was about selling it for as much as I could get.

During the 7 day auction, which ended on Sunday, there were several bogus bids which brought the sale price as high as A$2.2 million, but the final price ended up at A$399,300, which was around A$100,000 less than Usher had hoped for. “I’m a little bit disappointed, but I’m still excited. It’s still enough to move forward and do what I said I was going to do, which is move on to the next part of my life,” Usher said. “It was as much about moving on as it was about selling it for as much as I could get.”

According to Reuters, the winning bidder, whose username is “mslmcc”, also lives in Australia, and has a 100 percent feedback rating. Usher says he hasn’t yet been able to figure out who the buyer is, because of the TV crews lined up in front of his home. “I’m trying to find some time to get on the computer and check it out … I haven’t looked (up) anything about them yet,” he said.

Usher now plans to go off in search of a new life. His initial plan, as he describes on his website, was to just walk out his front door with just his wallet and a passport and board a train, with no idea of where to go. He has since launched, which will document his attempt to complete 100 of his life goals in a span of 100 weeks. Some of these goals include getting a pilot’s license, climbing the Eiffel Tower, learning to play the didgeridoo, and shaking hands with billionaire Richard Branson.

“I was pretty aimless when I started this, and I had a vague notion of adventure, but I’ve come up with a much more solid plan, which is still very adventurous,” Usher says. He invites anyone who is interested to join him on his adventures.

What Is A Certified Used Car?

byAlma Abell

Certified used cars, often marketed as pre-owned vehicles, are those which have been given an exhaustive examination and then are offered for sale with warranties that go beyond the initial coverage. To qualify for the label “certified pre-owned” it must be certified by the original vehicle manufacturer. The manufacturer will select an individual, often time car dealerships in San Antonio and provide them with the authority to certify the car.

Not all cars can pass the certification process; a representative of the car dealerships in San Antonio will identify those vehicles that he feels points that the car is subject to, some manufacturers have even more. If problems arise during the inspection the car is put to a dealers factory trained technician who will either fix the deficiency or disqualify the vehicle from the certification program.

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The warranty of the pre-owned car starts when the original warranty runs out and; no different than the new car warranty; it offers certain coverage for a certain number of miles or months. At times used cars are sold as being “certified” but they are not due to the fact that the manufacturer is not standing behind the warranty. A third party warranty such as this is not a warranty at all; it is rather an extended service contract that the buyer must pay for.

A third party service contract can have risks associated with it. The coverage is underwritten by an insurance company of the dealers choosing, there is always the risk of the insurer reneging. Many dealers will demand that you pay for all repairs covered by the service contract up front, in cash and then wait for a reimbursement from the insurance company. The service contract may also have a deductable. When the warranty is backed by the original manufacturer these risks disappear.

Often the purchaser of a certified pre-owned automobile will get the same perks that the original owner received; such perks can consist of free loaners, shuttle service, roadside assistance etc. These perks are often worth considerably more than the difference in price had you bought a similar car from an independent dealer or a private individual. Owners of certified pre-owned cars will usually be treated with upmost respect by the dealer in hopes that he will be a new car purchaser in the future.

Certified pre-owned automobiles are rapidly becoming the third method that car dealerships in San Antonio have at their disposal. The first of course is brand new, and now certified pre-owned has become a favoured option.

If you are looking for the best car dealerships in San Antonio you will not want to miss Wommack Chevrolet. New, certified pre-owned and pre-owned vehicles that will suit your taste and your budget are all available.

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The Onion: An interview with ‘America’s Finest News Source’

The Onion: An interview with ‘America’s Finest News Source’

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Despite the hopes of many University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) students, The Onion was not named after their student center. “People always ask questions about where the name The Onion came from,” said President Sean Mills in an interview with David Shankbone, “and when I recently asked Tim Keck, who was one of the founders, he told me the name—I’ve never heard this story about ‘see you at the un-yun’—he said it was literally that his Uncle said he should call it The Onion when he saw him and Chris Johnson eating an onion sandwich. They had literally just cut up the onion and put it on bread.” According to Editorial Manager Chet Clem, their food budget was so low when they started the paper that they were down to white bread and onions.

Long before The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, Heck and Johnson envisioned a publication that would parody the news—and news reporting—when they were students at UW in 1988. Since its inception, The Onion has become a veritable news parody empire, with a print edition, a website that drew 5,000,000 unique visitors in the month of October, personal ads, a 24 hour news network, podcasts, and a recently launched world atlas called Our Dumb World. Al Gore and General Tommy Franks casually rattle off their favorite headlines (Gore’s was when The Onion reported he and Tipper were having the best sex of their lives after his 2000 Electoral College defeat). Many of their writers have gone on to wield great influence on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert‘s news parody shows.

And we are sorry to break the news to all you amateur headline writers: your submissions do not even get read.

Below is David Shankbone’s interview with Chet Clem and Sean Mills about the news empire that has become The Onion.


  • 1 How The Onion writes an issue
  • 2 The headlines
  • 3 The features and the columnists
  • 4 The photojournalism
  • 5 What The Onion will not publish
  • 6 Reactions to Onion stories
  • 7 The Presidential Seal
  • 8 The Onion’s readership
  • 9 Future features
  • 10 Handling national tragedies
  • 11 The Onion movie and Onion News Network
  • 12 Relationship with other satirical news programs
  • 13 Unsolicited material
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Construction Management Software An Alternative To Guesswork}

Submitted by: David Kraft

Construction is a business, and the purpose of business is to make a profit. Whether or not the building project makes a profit can be decided before the first nail is driven or the first piece of lumber is cut. It all starts out with an estimate.

To the average builder without Construction Management Software, the builder meets with the client. For a large project they may meet in an office to review blueprints and a proposal, usually typed rather than word processed, and a budgetary quote. For a small job it’s a clipboard and a sketchpad. For a large project by larger builders, the builder goes through a lot of time-consuming work. Checking contingencies, adding material labor and materials based on estimates and experience. The more detailed the work, the more accurate the estimate.

Smaller contractors on smaller projects may just use industry averages such as cost per square foot, average cost of materials such as lumber, wire and wallboard; safer, but the profit is not maximized. With proper guesswork or experience, the builder gets a profitable job. Guess wrong and you’re just changing moneyor worse

The solution is estimating software. This is a form of construction software that as the name implies is specific to the estimating process. This software takes the tedious work out of the estimating process by breaking the estimate into discreet pieces. Then the data

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is input in a logical structured fashion. This logical input also ensures that details are not missed – the kind of details that become cost overruns frequently.

The output is an accurate quote with which the builder can then bid the job low enough to get it, but high enough to maximize profits.

Estimating software is also useful if the builder gets an initial rejection. With a manual system, the builder needs to look at the project piece by piece to make a good counter offer. Of course in many cases, the alternate course is finding some quick ways to cut corners.

With construction software or estimating software, the builder can go through the project running through menus and sections. The information is presented in a more useful fashion and usually with a nearly instant cost update. The builder can now “cut corners” in a manner that may not even be perceived by the customer as cutting corners, since the software will allow more subtle changes.

The added bonus is also that large or small, estimating software allows the process to proceeds with less actual labor. After all a builders business is producing building, not producing estimates. Without construction management software, a large business will need the additional labor of one or more estimators. With a small business, the principal is either estimating or working.

The use of construction management software, particularly estimating software can get the builder off to a good start by producing good estimates. Estimates that are profitable keep companies in business and allow the builders to do what they do best – build.

About the Author: David Kraft is a freelance author that writes about numerous subjects. He is very knowledgeable about

construction accounting

software and writes tips for business owners looking for advice in selecting their next

construction management software



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