iPhone 6 Overview

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

From September 5 to 10 in Berlin, Germany, took place a most important European technology exhibition, IFA 2014.

IFA stands for Internationale Funkausstellung (International radio exhibition) and this is the oldest exhibition in Germany. For the first time it was organized in 1924.
IFA presents an amazing show of latest innivations of home appliances and consumer electronics from around the world. Each year people from more than 100 countries come to IFA to get familiarized with newest products on the international technology market.

Most expecting release on IFA 2014 was iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the eighth generation of iPhone. Apple fans who came on IFA were excited to be the first to see it with proper eyes and test it before its official launch on September 19!

What are characteristics of iPhone 6? Generally, newest version of iPhone has a new design and a lot of newest features:
– slimmer design with just 6.9mm thick;
– rounded body;
– large display: iPhone 6 has 4.7 inches diagonally and iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5-inch;
– newest “Retina HD” screen;
– more precise M8 motion co-processor;
– faster A8 processor;
– NFC for Apple Pay;
– longer battery life;
– 8-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera;
– “Focus Pixel” feature which helps to speed up autofocusing;
– faster LTE.

Apple told that both its iPhone 6 models will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.

Best Books for Women

1. Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto

Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto
An interesting story of the legendary actress recognizable in the entire world. Her Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s became an icon for mlillions. She is different: funny in Funny Face, gracious in The Nurse’s Story and just pretty in The Roman Holiday. Her real life was not easy sometimes. She experienced two divorces and several miscarriages… Donald Spoto tells a true story of her life.

2. Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship by Sherry Argov

Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl
Many women think that men love obedient girls who would please theem in all things, but they are wrong. Men love interesting and confident women who have their own opinion, interests and hobbies. Men dislike women dependent on them. They are attracted by independent women. Bitch is not a hysterical girl who may raise the roof at any time. Bitch is a pretty woman who has dignity and will not allow anyone to bring her down. A perfect book for every woman of any age.

3. Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know by Barbara de Angelis

Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know by Barbara de Angelis
Barbara de Angelis is a professional psychologist and author of a number of best selling books on the relationships. In this book she digs deep into women and men. In order to have a happy relationship we should learn to understand each other. Barbara describes male psycology and explains why men act in some or other way in various situations. The book is good for both singles and married women.

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The book belongs to world’s classics. It shows the story of two strong characters who fell in love with each other but are not together because one is too proud and another is full of prejudice. The book is worth reading in evenings.

5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The book will dip you into misterious Japanese world and beautiful Japanese culture. One of rare English books where you may find the full description of geisha’s life.

Swimwear Trends for Summer 2014

Victoria's Secret Swimsuit

This summer most trendy are one-piece swimsuits. Among them any woman will easily find an appropriate model for her shape — from minimalistis models by Calvin Klein to elegant and luxurious, with romantic floral patterns by Maison Lejaby.

One-Piece Swimsuit

Among two-piece swimsuits most trendy are bandeau bikinis. Due to lack of straps these bikinis look extremely womanish because beautiful set of shoulders becomes the center of attention. Chiara и Huit offers great bandeau models for any pricky taste.

Bandeau SwimsuitBandeau Swimsuit

What are most trendy colors and patterns? In summer 2014 fashionable trends are summer themes on bathing suits. Thus in Marc & Andre collection you will find swimsuits with starfishes and tropical plants, and in Freya collections exotic flowers become key theme.

Ethnic themes are aslo trendy! Designers of Gottex swimsuits were inspired by African themes and Oriental culture. Lovers of travels will certainly appreciate them.

Ethnic Pattern Swimsuit

In case you dislike 2014 trends, you may remain with classics as it never loses its actualness. Choose swinsuits with srtipes and spots. Retro styles are also trendy! A great variety of swimsuits offers Victoria’a Secret collection.

Bandeau Swimsuit

Choosing Best Sunsreen for Your Skin

Woman on the Beach

It is summer time, the time for vacations on the sea coast! Do not forget to take a sunscreen with you! Sunscreens help to protect your skin from sun’s hazardous ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types of sunsreen:
1. sunscreens that absorb the UV rays before they reach your skin;
2. sunscreens that disperse the light and reflect it away from your skin.

Several years ago choosing sunscreen was limited to searching for one with an appropriate SPF (sun protection factor) which refers to blockage of UVB (ultraviolet B) rays. The higher the number is, the higher the protection. UVB rays are dangerous as they cause cancer. Also there are UVA rays, which do not cause sunburn but also increase risks for cancer. UVA rays do enter deeply in the skin and cause wrinkles. Yeah, they cause wrinkles…. Moreover, studies found that 90% of aging changes in skin occur due to exposure to UVA rays.

Now you understand that your sunscreen should protect you from both UVB and UVA rays! In order to protect your skin from UVB rays, pay attention to SPF numbers.

Let us take a sunburn with SPF 15. If you usually burn in 10 minutes, SPF 15 multiplies that by a factor of 15, meaning you stay under the sun for 150 minutes before burning. For the majority of people SPF 15 is ok, but people with a very pale skin should use SPF 30 or higher. However, SPF 30 does not mean two times better protection than SPF 15, because SPF 30 filters out 97% of UVB and SPF 15 filters out 93%. Not a big difference.

In order to protect your skin from UVA rays your sunscreen should have at least one of next ingredients:
1. ecamsule, which blocks UVA. It was recently approved and is expensive;
2. titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are known for a long time and are cheap;
5. avobenzone;
4. oxybenzone;;
5. sulisobenzone;.

Water resistent or not? You should know that water-resistent sunscreens keep their SPF level after 40 minutes in the water. Suncreens are not water-proof and you will need to reapply it regularly.

Best Books for Men

1. Don Quixote by Cervantes

Don Quixote
This is an adventure story about an adventurer at heart. Don Quixote reads a lot of knightly stories. He loves them very much and therefore he sets out to revive chivalry, with funny results.

2. The Old Man and the Sea By Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea
It is one of most exciting novels to read! It is short (99 pages) and written in an easy language. It is a wonderful adventure story about an old man having a hard time in the Atlantic sea. You’ll read the whole thing in about 40 minutes.

3. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet
Hamlet is the best male character from all Shakespeare plays. Hamlet is brave and clever man, that is why every man wants to be Hamlet. It’s favorite hero of President Obama. Hamlets acts like real man when he decides to revenge for his father’s death. It is good book for males as it shows male relationships: Hamlet and his friends, Hamlet and his father, Hamlet and his best friend Horatio.

4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

mark-twain
The novel describes a journey along the Mississippi and shows how a boy becomes a man. It is an interesting story for real men! Women normally do not read this kind of stuff as they prefer romance books.

5. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of Wild
The novel is about a dog, an alpha male dog. His name is Buck and he was stolen from his loving owner. He becomes a sled dog. Buck is the alpha male and becomes the leader of the pack. The novel is worth reading. Dogs are a man’s best friend!

Choosing a Tablet for your Child

Tablet for KidsWe live in such a modern world that can hardly imagine our lives without computers and cell phones. They became an important part of our lives and without them we feel like in Middle Ages. Some people even feel anxious when forget or lose somewhere their phones. The technologies are developing and today a smartphone is more than just a phone. It is a personal computer which you have always with you. In 21th century even kids have modern devices created exclusively for them. Today we will talk about tablets for kids and how to choose most appropriate for your child.

Any parent would enjoy a tablet created for a kid! Why? Because tablets for kids are simple, bright and funny! They contain educational games and material suitable for kids from 3 to 10. These tablets do contain a lot of entrentainment so that your kid will be occupied all the time you drive in your car or make a cleaning in your house!

You should pay attention on the next tablet features:

1. Design
A tablet for children should have a light weight and be thin so that small childish hands could hold it on. The exterior must be rugged enough because children normally drop things and tablets make no exception. A tablet with camera will help your kid learn to make photos and Wi-Fi will help to show them to friends and parents. Generally, for a child there is no need for a fast processor or high resolution.

2. Easiness
The tablet should have software suitable for the age of your child, so that he could easy navigate no matter on his reading level. He must navigate it himself without someone’s help. Though kid’s tablets have a lot of features and seem complicated, but in fact they are much simplier than ordinary tabletsfor adults.

3. Preloaded Games
The tablet should come with preloaded games and educational applications that are kid friendly so that he could easy understand them. There are many interactive books for the smallest who just learn to read. Also some tablets come with art studios which allow child to paint with their fingers or with a stylus.

4. Parental Filters
Best tablet for kids have such option as parental filters which help parents decide where on the web child may enter and where not. Some tablets permit parents to see their child’s progress in workbooks that is very nice!

How to Choose a Shampoo for Dry Hair

Healthy Hair

First determine if your hair is really dry. There are three major signs you should consider:

- your hair has a lot of flyaways and static;
– if you have a curly hair, it is more crinkly than usually, and may go straight at the ends instead of being curly;
– hair color looks  grey and dull.

Dry hair needs moisure and you need to use special shampoos and conditioners which do contain a penetrating oil. These shampoos will help your hair to become shiny again and look beautiful and healthy.

Choosing a right shampoo and conditioner for dry hair
Mostly, only water can really moisturize dry hair. Essential oils contain fatty acids which help to soften hair and add elasticity. Glycerin and panthenol help water bind better to the hair.

It is important for shampoo to cintain paricular oils. Oils may be of two types: surface-coating and penetrating. An ideal shampoo should contain both, because surface-coating oils help seal in water and smooth the cuticle and penetrating oils reach the cortex. Generally, look for shampoos and conditioners with penetrating oils, in case you cannot find with both :)

List of penetrating oils: Coconut, Olive, Aragon, Palm Kernel, Avocado.
List of surface-coating oils: Sesame, Jojoba, Mineral Oil, Grapeseed, Castor Oil.

Make a list of these ingredients and have it with you when you go to buy a shampoo and conditioner. First of all you should look for words  “moisturizing” or “for dry hair” on the bottles. Check the labels. Water comes first, then come water binders, and oils come at the end.