Who Will Be The Next Model To Wear The Year’s Fantasy Bra of Victoria Secret?

Millions of girls all around the world dreamed of strutting down the catwalk on Victoria Secret Fashion show but only 33 lucky girls will be given the chance to experience their dream. It is a moment to impress and compete among the many.

Victoria Secret tradition hits TV screens on November 30 which will be aired in CBS. It is the majestic revelation of the year’s fantasy bra, the naming of the model who shall wear it, and the revelation of the price figure attached to it.

Modelled by Adriana Lima, 2010’s fantasy bra has been dubbed the ‘Bombshell Fantasy Bra’. This fantasy bra has a jawdropping price of US$2 million dollars.

The price is designed to catch attention, not to be sold. And once again, they will again do just that when the Victoria’s Secret 2010 fashion show hits the catwalk on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010.

Planning a Week in China? Get the Latest Tips From The China Travel Company

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How to Plan a Week in China

How exciting to be going to China for a week. The first thing to do is to sit down and plan. The plan should contain things you want to do, places you want to visit and things that you might need to bring with you. Now, what everyone tends to forget is that you will need to plan how to leave your place (house or flat) to make sure it is secure when your departure date is here. A new trend is to  delete emails you receive during holidays with a reply message saying you will be away but will return on a particular date. This is so that you won’t have millions of emails in your inbox when you return.

 Tips on Planning a Trip

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Here are a few things to consider for your plan to travel in the Orient:

  1. Find out what the weather will be like so that you know how to pack and what clothes to bring on your trip.
  2. Find or purchase an electronic translator to bring with you in case you need to translate or look for a word to communicate.
  3. Research places to visit and things to do that you might be interested in
  4. Contact a China travel specialist to assist you in planning.

I particularly like the idea of having a China travel specialist to contact as I might have some idea of what I would like to see but the specialist would be able to gear the activities and destinations to my liking and expectations. I would also love to take a tour so I will check out how to plan my tour online.



What to do

This is where a travel guide would come in handy. There are many things to do when you travel in the Orient. Doing a little research helps. There are a variety of travel options when you visit China: high speed bullet trains, overnight trains, river cruises, and local flights within the country. There are many options when setting up an itinerary, so it might be a good idea to find out about the guided tours that are on offer online. You will find there are tours that are self-guided, custom tailor-made and also private tours.


Trip for a Week

If I were to book a trip for a week in China I would try to get the most out of the trip.
Here are a few destinations that I came up with that I would include in my travel itinerary:

  • l Mount Wuyi: to go rafting and backpacking
  • Hongcun Ancient Village: beautiful views, walks, backpacking and encounters with the local farmers.
  • Echoing Sand Mountain in the Gobi Desert
  • Bamboo boat cruise in Yangshuo.
  • Water Sports in Yalong Bay: great place to visit to relax by the beach and get involved in water sports.
  • Sand pillars of Wulingyuan. The pillars are said to have been the inspiration for the Avatar movie director for the pillars on the planet Pandora. One of the pillars has been renamed as Mount Hallelujah, after the name of the pillar in the movie.
  • Jilin, Heaven Lake: This lake is considered the Loch Ness of China. Visitors have reportedly seen a monster in the lake of up to 20m long. Beautiful views but can be cold.

There is so much more to see but I will leave that up to you to share. The list above are interesting places that maybe you and I can identify with travelling to China from Europe.  It is best to try to get a guided tour at some places but then allow yourself to explore the wonderful treasures that can be found when you travel to the Orient. Good planning will pay off so set up a tick list and go through the different things you need to think about to make your trip the best experience. Plan your China tour at http://thechinatravelcompany.com/
Author Bio – Johanna Zhen travels the Orient in search of beautiful places and wonderful experiences. She lives in Europe as a travel journalist. Born in France and living in the UK. Her father is Chinese and her mother is French. She is one of 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Conversations around the dinner table are always colourful as they discuss their lives, professions and opinions on the world. Johanna doesn’t like losing an argument and is very good at debating. She has a first in public speaking and loves to read Oriental History. She writes her travel adventures for  http://thechinatravelcompany.com/.

New Alzheimer’s Drug Gantenerumab Promises Treatment

Gantenerumab, a new drug developed by Roche Holding AG, promises treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the study published in the Archives of Neurology on October 10, 2011.

Researchers suspect the build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain causes Alzheimer’s disease. The new Alzheimer’s drug may help lower levels of such plaque. It is said that Gantenerumab binds itself to amyloid plaques in the brain and remove them. It is being targeted at the early stages of Alzheimer’s with the hope that it can slow progression of the disease.

The Phase I study of 16 Alzheimer’s patients tested Gantenerumabat two doses against a placebo over six months of treatment. The new Alzheimer’s drug led to a dose-dependent reduction of brain amyloid, while amyloid load increased in patients receiving a placebo, Roche Holding AG stated.

“These results and especially the rapidity of the effects observed on amyloid removal are very encouraging and pave the way for the development of a novel treatment for Alzheimer’s disease,” Luca Santarelli, head of Roche’s global neuroscience disease division, said in a statement.

While the new Alzheimer’s drug promises treatment, experts caution more research is needed before this drug can be deemed safe or effective.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia affecting 25 million people worldwide. Symptoms of the disease include serious memory loss, confusion and mood changes develop gradually and worsen with time. Recently, many strides have been made in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease earlier, but doctors have been stymied by a lack of effective treatments to stop or slow the course of the disease.

Retiring Wisely And Happily

In our developmental milestone, reaching the age of retirement is basically one of the most difficult stages. Aside from the fact that during this time your health is deteriorating, this is also the time of your life that you will be losing the opportunity to get employed as you reach age limits. Most of the time incomes aren’t as abundant compared to your younger years. Wise investment of savings should be taken into consideration as early as you start earning because when you reach retirement, you will be using it to survive.

Chris Bech and his wife Theresa has been sensitive enough to help retirees manage their fortune well. The couple put up a Retirement Village in Northern Samar, Philippines catering 150 EXPATS from the different countries of the world. They were in the Real Estate Property Development business for quite sometime already and has helped numerous retirees in their stay in the country.

Among other countries, Philippines is one of the cheap places to settle during retirement days. It isn’t just an issue of having a place to stay but also sustaining life through venturing into low cost businesses.

Reaching this stage of your life would require wiser decisions to avoid living miserably and dying with full of frustrations.

“Malleable” Biomaterial Suitable for Soft Facial Tissue Replacements

There is no shortage of materials that can reliably be shaped and molded to replace hard components like bone when doing reconstructive surgery. But suitable replacement for soft tissues, particularly for facial use, is lacking. Those that are available leave much to be desired and are particularly problematic when used for correcting bigger deformities.

But researchers at John Hopkins University developed an injectable biomaterial that is transplantable. This new material can help in rebuilding the usually hard to fix parts. It is half-synthetic and half-biological and is straight-forward to administer, requiring no surgery. It can be shaped after being injected then set in place using green light.

The material is a blend of hyaluronic acid – a biological component already used for tissue replacement – and polyethylene glycol, the synthetic component. It can be plied after injection allowing doctors to shape it to proper form before setting it using green LED light of a specific wavelength.

Yoga Lessons For Co-Inmates Brought In By Wesley Snipes

Getting inside a prison cell would the worst thing that could ever happen to a person. The first thing that would come into your mind would the horrible inmates, tattoos, slavery from the senior inmates and a lot more. It is place wherein people who committed grave crime are paying their bad deeds. A person would definitely do everything just to keep himself out of that scary place.

However, there are times that you’re not in control of things. You just have to pay your wrong doings behind the bars. For the information of everyone, prison cells have categories or types. They classify the prisoners according to the graveness of their crime. For those who committed murder, homicide and the like are being put inside cells with maximum security. While those who just committed tax related cases are placed inside a medium security facility.

Same thing that happened to the Hollywood star Wesley Snipes. He is currently serving time at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI)—McKean (Pennsylvania, USA) inside a medium security facility housing male inmates. Instead of sleeping the whole day, he decided to maximize his time inside teaching yoga to his co-inmates. It was reported that he requested yoga mats for himself and other inmates.

Having this kind of activity is a good medium to kill boredom inside the prison cell and as well promote healthy living. According to Patanjali, author of the basic text, the Yoga Sutra, yoga is a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.

The Hindu statesman Rajan Zed further described it as a “step in the right direction”.

Best Buys on Best Cyber Monday Deals 2010

Black Friday is over but the shopping days aren’t gone yet.  There is still Cyber Monday.  And for those of you who do not like long lines and crowded people at physical shops, then Cyber Monday is definitely for you.

Amazon has been giving extraordinary sales for the Black Friday season with their Gold Box feature.  It hasn’t ended yet as they still are selling hot stuff online.  You can check out the Cyber Monday Deals 2010 of Amazon here.  Here are the good deals we have seen on Amazon.com: Nokia N8 at $100++ off, Canon printer at 50% off, 50%-70% off on electronics and 40% in books, 90% off on magazine subscriptions and many more.

Walmart Cyber Monday Deals 2010 are also ripping off with great discounts in electronics, computers, movies, video games and more.  You can check out more of Walmart Cyber Monday Deals here.  Walmart is calling it a Cyber Week because the deals will last for the whole week.  This is also a chance for people not residing in the US to shop.

Wang Bei Died During Cosmetic Surgery

Super Girl’s Wang Bei died in a cosmetic surgery accident last November 15 this year.

Wang Bei was under a “facial bone-grinding” procedure in Wuhan.During the procedure, her jaw was bleeding that led to the blocking of her windpipe that caused her to suffocate.

Wang Bei’s mother had also undergone the same surgery at the time of her death.

This incident has fueled a lot of concerns about the dangers that comes along during and after the course of operation.

The ministry sent its statement last Saturday saying “The Ministry of Health has tasked the Hubei health department to investigate and verify the situation… and to announce results of the probe to the public without delay”.

According to statistics, cosmetic surgery in China is Asia’s biggest market. The booming demand for this type of surgery has led to the proliferation of unlicensed, untrained and undertrained doctors.

Facebook Updates Its Messaging Service

Rumors have been circulating over the world wide web that Facebook is working on its message inboxes into an e-mail service.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook founder, formally unveiled the subject of the rumors codenamed “Titan” and officially named simply “Facebook Messages” at an event in San Francisco,
Although Zuckerberg has been stressing that whatever this new thing is, it’s not e-mail. Instead, Facebook is having a massive update to its current messaging system, chat feature, text-messaging integration, and smartphone applications that mashes up all sorts of communications which also includes e-mail into one unified stream.

Zuckerberg and Facebook engineer Andrew Bosworth mostly talked about the service rather than demoing it, but they said that it’ll include features such as these:

* Every Facebook user will get an e-mail address: If your Facebook profile is located at facebook.com/yournamehere, your e-mail address will be yournamehere@facebook.com.

* If you’re logged into Facebook, incoming e-mail will show up in the service’s chat service; reply to a message, and it’ll be sent as an e-mail.

* Facebook iPhone app will notify you of e-mail and let you receive and send messages. (An Android version will come along later.)

* You can organize the people you receive messages from into important people like family and friends, others who aren’t so improtant such as credit card companies, and Junk.

* You can also choose to have messages from people not on your Facebook friends list bounced, period.

* Facebook messages will be able to include file attachments; a deal with Microsoft will let you edit documents using the Office Web Apps online suite.

* The service will go beyond threaded-message interfaces such as Gmail’s Conversations by letting you scroll back through all the communications you’ve had with a particular person via Facebook, all in one place.

Having more than 500 million Facebook subscribers and growing, Zuckerberg and Bosworth explained that all this is in part a reaction to the needs of folks younger than themselves.

Facebook delivers four billion private messages a day. The company isn’t going to spring all these new features on everybody all at once: Instead, it’ll roll them out gradually over the next few months. Only a few people will get them starting today.

Byebye To Henna Tattoos, Hello To Real Gold Tattoos

United Arab Emirates calls no end for gold. With all these golden souks, gold-dusted cappuccinos and golden ATM machine that dispenses gold, another craze is set before the world, the golden tattoo.

For those who are fashion-conscious and money-no-worrier in Dubai, this latest body adornment is made from real gold.

Precious Skin, a new business in Dubai, is offering temporary 24-karat gold tattoos as the ideal body adornment for weddings and other special occasions at a modest starting price of $50, an affordable option given rising gold prices.

Precious Skin has two outlets in Dubai. They have one in the luxurious, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel which will design and apply body tattoos made of 99.9% gold or platinum to add a bit of glitz to your personal style.

“It’s a revolution in the body art business, it’s the first time we can use 24-karat gold and platinum on skin,” said Arnaud Flambeau, managing director of Flambeau Luxury Trading and Precious Skin.

Originally a Japanese concept, Flambeau thought the idea would catch on in the Gulf, where many women have temporary henna tattoos applied for weddings and special occasions.

“We have had a lot of interest so far because it’s a new idea and a new product that’s between jewelry, makeup and accessories and it’s a lot easier to make the decision to get a gold tattoo than buy new jewelry,” said Flambeau.

A thin film of gold or platinum is used to make the tattoo which is then applied to the skin and can last for up to a week, he said.

“More elaborate and larger designs can cost up to $5,500, and the idea really is just to have something that is very unique and new,” Flambeau said.

“We plan to have a total of 25 branches in Dubai over the coming year and by January we will be in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.”