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Friends with Benefits: is it a good idea?

As I was sipping my grande skinny vanilla latte one mild afternoon, I noticed all the happy, flirtatious couples around me. So, I couldn’t help but wonder; are they in a relationship or are they actually just friends with benefits? I started thinking about the infamous “friends with benefits” term. Countless books and movies often illustrate the same stereotype: Two friends, who are physically attracted to one and other, decide to engage in a merely physical relationship. But, I ask, is a friend with benefits sustainable?The advantages of having a friend with benefit are quite obvious. Having a trustworthy friend that you can fool around with is much easier than a monogamous relationship since no emotions are involved - it's fun, more exciting, and essentially no commitment is required. It is the perfect solution for those who are afraid of commitment or those who are simply too busy to commit to a relationship.Moreover, unlike monogamous relationships, it doesn’t involve love but rather, powerful lust. Contrary to popular belief, lust is a strong emotional feeling with admiration of control and power. Lust is purely the desire to truly want something, and when we really want something or in this case someone, we will go out of our way to get it but, when we finally do, we often don’t want it as much anymore. Consequently, in many cases, the pursuit of lust won’t end as happily as it started. For example, think about yourself or someone you know that had a "friend with benefits", now think about how it ended.. Most of the time, one’s feeling of lust grows to love and the other’s continues to thrive on power and control. In other words, one always ends up wanting more than lust while the other simply wants out.So, do friends with… Read More

How to keep a guy in ten ways

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus… What does that even mean? It means that we are two different creatures; we come from two different worlds and in order to interact and get along with one and other, we need to understand the way each creature functions. What distinguishes a good relationship between a man and a woman from a bad one? To be honest it’s quite simple, there are certain things that a woman from Venus, must understand while dealing with a man from Mars. This brings us to the inevitable matter: How to keep a guy in 10 ways.1. Listen to him: First and foremost, listen to them. Guys enjoy it when a woman is interested in what they are saying. Even if they’ll go on and on about sports, or any other topic that you might not be interested in, pay attention because he will appreciate your interest and will definitely want to keep you around.2. Understand him: Men want women that understand them. Understand his needs. Understand what is it that they are looking for and what do they expect out of the relationship. Once you comprehend what he wants, he will value your needs and wants too.3. Do not bother him during “bromance”: This is crucial. Every guy needs guy time. Whether it’s during a big game, simple night out with the boys, or a get together, leave him alone during “bromance.” Don’t annoy him with calls or text messages. Give him space to enjoy quality time with his friends.4. Complain the least possible: Nobody likes a complainer, especially a guy. One of the key elements in keeping a guy is to complain the least possible. Don’t overwhelm him with negativity. In fact embrace the positivity and he will certainly stick around.  5. Do not… Read More

Must haves this season from L’Oréal

Unlike the weather, we have control over our look. L’Oréal, the leader in the cosmetic industry in Canada, offers many components to keep our look fresh and beautiful. With its Canadian headquarter in Montreal, L’Oréal operates in areas such as cosmetics, skin care, sun protection, hair care and fragrance. Let’s explore this season’s must have products from L’Oréal to keep our look innovative.According to the VOGUE November 2012 issue, this season it’s all about colour and comfort. Lancôme, a brand of L’Oréal in the luxury division, is focusing on endless perfection and divine comfort. For Lancôme, “the essence of true beauty is in the awakening of the senses; a harmonious unity between the mind, body and soul.”  A must have product from Lancôme this season is the “TEINT IDOLE ULTRA 24H.”Maybelline New York, a consumer brand of L’Oréal, is emphasizing colour this season. The must haves from Maybelline are the new “COLORSENSATIONAL HIGH SHINE” gloss, available in 12 colours, new “COLORSHOW” nail polish and new “COLOR TATTOO” 24HR eye shadow available in 10 shades.L’Oréal Paris, another consumer brand of L’Oréal, focuses on illumination. Don’t let your color fade out this Fall. The must have L’Oréal Paris product is the “Superior Preference” hair dye.According to the ELLE Quebec November 2012 issue, an important aspect to consider this season, especially with the rapid change of temperature, is skin care. “Biotherm”, a luxury brand of L’Oréal, focuses on protecting and revitalizing natural, radiant healthy-looking skin. The must have product from Biotherm this season is “ Blue Therapy “ repairing dark spots and firmness.Garnier, yet another consumer brand of L’Oréal which believes that maintaining a healthy body is the key of enjoying a longer and beautiful life has released the “Garnier body Intensive 7” lotion which offers long-lasting hydration.Elle Quebec is also promoting a… Read More

Martial Arts: a great way to stay in shape

Every New Year’s Eve, when the clock strikes midnight, most people make a New Year’s resolution. To no surprise, the most common resolution amongst us Canadians is to lose weight and to live a healthier lifestyle. Now that we’re halfway through the year, if you feel like your New Year’s resolution to get in shape was a complete and utter failure, don’t be discouraged. There’s still hope. Fortunately, there is an awesome way to stay in shape, one that’s very effective and actually fun, unlike going to a regular gym every day which might feel overwhelming and often boring. I am here to tell you that martial arts are an amazing way to get in shape. But what exactly are martial arts?The Ultimate Fighting Championship, often referred to as UFC, portrays Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a rough and violent sport. But, behind all the fighting and competing lies the true quality of the sport – it requires not only physical strength but a mental one as well. MMA demands courage, motivation and dedication. There are many components to martial arts, each of which carries a unique approach and a different challenge: MUAY THAI: Drawn from the ancestral martial arts practices and often called Muay Boranin in the Occident, Muay Thai mostly uses kicks, punches, elbows and knees making it the most effective martial art in the ‘standing up’ category.BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: A Brazilian derivative of Judo and Jiu-jitsu techniques, Jiu-Jitsu focuses on combat on the ground. Techniques of submission such as throttling by luxation, nape of the neck, shoulder, elbow wrist, knee and ankle make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  the most effective martial art in the ‘ground’ category.OLYMPIC WRESTLING: The two types of Olympic Wrestling are the Freestyle Wrestling and the Greco-Roman Wrestling. In the Freestyle Wrestling, arms and legs can be used… Read More

The Must Have Summer Accessory: The Clutch

What do Roberto Cavalli, Tory Burch, and Emilio Pucci have in common? They all agree that this summer, the clutch is the must have accessory for both women and men. Whether it’s colourful, full of prints or simply leather, nothing finalizes your outfit better than the addition of your favorite clutch. Remember, you’re not fully dressed this summer until you’re carrying this summer’s number one accessory.In the July 2012 issue of the Cosmopolitan, fashion advisers made a list of this summer’s top 5 ‘what’s sexy right now.’ To no surprise, the summer clutch came forth on the list; “right now, it’s all about rocking this night-out accessory in broad daylight.” Furthermore, according to Vogue’s July 2012 issue, we have to “forget amassing a collection of oversized handbags this summer and simply take hold and invest in a small and practical clutch.”A great advantage to this summer’s must have accessory; the clutch, is that it was ‘in’ a few years ago as well. Thus, you may already be the owner of a vintage clutch. So this summer, take your old clutch out of the closet, carry it and flaunt it!Another great point about the clutch is that it’s unisex. While most men will argue and say “no way!”, “it’s too feminine!” or even disagree by claiming that “the clutch is a fancy word for a purse”, they may be shocked to learn that small leather bags such as the clutch were first used by men centuries ago. So gentlemen, before going to a formal event this summer, make sure to finalize your outfit by carrying a quality leather clutch from either D&G, Gucci, Prada or Armani. This way, you’ll make a unique bold statement while turning heads!My advice to you, instead of buying multiple clutches this summer, buy one that stands… Read More
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