Nerium Age-Defying (AD) uses medicinal herbs to treat aging skin


Nerium Age-Defying (AD) a new daily facial moisturizer includes topical ingredients of medicinal herbal remedies called plant aloe vera to prevent anti-aging and create younger healthier looking skin. 

Aloe vera is an aromatherapy special ingredient, which is an extract that comes from the nerium oleander plant’s leaves. The key ingredient is known as NAE-8 Proprietary Blend, an antioxidant that combines both Aloe leaf liquid and Nerium Oleander Leaf. The serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of aging and widely recognized for its skin healing properties.

Nerium oleander comes from a lavender based flower, which holds antibacterial water resistant, unscented free based-chemicals.

Clinical trials have proven to test efficiency of herbal cures for allergies, depression, prostate problems and memory loss problems. Most importantly, the product can help reduce skin cancer, damaging skin from the sun and treat burns from cancer radiation treatments, according to “The Successful Herb Gardener” by Sally Roth.

Nerium AD can relieve and soothe rough skin, reduce wrinkles acne and bagging under eyes as well as heal burns, and scrapes as an ointment gel. Nerium AD also uses natural organic remedies like antioxidants and mulit-vitamins, such as Vitamin C which helps reduce the appearance of discoloration and Vitamin E to thicken skin while making it feel healthier. Furthermore, minerals of seed oils, vegetable oils and proprietary protein connective tissues including properties of hyaluronic acid are used as a lotion moisturizer to prevent dryness and cracking irritated skin for long-lasting radiance. In other words, this moisturizer cream is non-greasy and can provide broad spectrum sunscreen protection enhancement with no SPF proof.

The skincare product has a night and day cream appliance kit favorable to all skin types. The green tea herbal antioxidant forms a hyper pigmentation to create glossy rejuvenating skin from sun damage, reducing pores and evening skin texture.

What makes this product contradicting is its oleander leaves which is one of the most poisonous landscaping plants. Nerium AD can be bought as a commercial, over-the-counter cosmetic, well used as a makeup base. Aloe Vera can be placed immediately by pealing off one spiky leaf coming from its flower that creates this cacti plant to efficiently heal damaging skin. 


Smokey Eye Style Makeup brings an improved look away from just plain

Negin Danehsfar

July 23, 2013


Have you struggled with putting on makeup that you just called it quits? Well don’t give up there are many sexy styles to play with rather than following plain old boring directions on compact labels.

How to put on makeup can be hard and without the colors to match each shade it takes up time to blend, it just right. Sometimes mixing and matching is tricky and confusing with the very small amount of shadings there are, such as the same light colors and dark colors.

One new style of makeup placement, now trending is called, “Smokey Eye Style,” which is one of Cosmopolitan’s new favorite form of utilizing makeup to create a vibrant and bold color tone good for both nightlife and evening times.

“Smokey Eye Style” makes putting on makeup fun with light and dark color shades while giving a dramatic “cat” eye makeup look.

Mac’s makeup has a number of colorful and unique shades that tend to last longer with its high technology of minerals inside of each individual compact to help get the look you are searching for. Try messing with various shades or using one color at a time to blend in with each other.

Other trends may include a more natural tone to a person’s skin and eye color like brown colors and green for hazel eyes.

The traditional smokey eye makeup colors are dramatic black or classic grey. A popular alternative is to use less intense colors: violet, chocolate, coffee, dark pink, copper, dark green, dark blue or purple.

Follow these few easy steps to placing a shimmer color icon to multiple codes that will enhance eye color. Follow the areas to each color on eye and then start mixing. Take your time with these directions.

  1. First, color the whole area of the eye with a light color shade, maybe light brown if you have brown eyes. (Tip: Start with two basic bold colors a darker feature color and a lighter supporting color.)
  2. Apply a cream concealer over the eyelid to create a smooth base for your eye shadow.
  3. To prevent fading, pat a cream eye shadow over the concealer on your lid first and then top with a matching powder shade.
  4. Base Line: Start with the inner corner of the eye and rotate to the right with a brush and then till you reach the brow bone halfway starting with a similar protective layer in comparison to the browbone.
  5. Apply a soft black eyeliner pencil line to upper and lower inner eye area (from the inner corner to the outer corner). Then smudge gently along the lash line with a cotton bud or eyeliner brush to blend colours smoothlty.
  6. The browbone is the top layer from the base line. Dust the light eye shadow over the browbone and blend into the dark colour to soften the edges.
  7. Use the dark shade color for the shade lid in a straight line direction over the eyelid with a pointy brush.
  8. Contour crease the shade lid with another darker shade. Sweep the dark shadow over the lid and into the crease blending the colour up and outward.
  9. At the end blend in the colors with darker shades over the base as the definer.
  10. The main trick is trying using up to three or four shades of eye makeup that blend well together. One way to test prep you did a fine job is the check if eyes come out looking soft and smudgy with no lines in between.





Love works in mysterious ways to our morale

Negin Daneshfar

July 23, 2016


Lost in love and facing the disconnections of breaking up with a partner bring strong encounters to go through at a young age.

Each partner can start to see the pattern of caring about them self more than the other would in the first place. In other words, caring about someone else leaves us selfish and leaves an emptiness to care for either yourself or only for the ones who love us the most. It is true, that love can hurt within interpersonal relationships, whether it be a friendship or lover because love without meaning is just a word and a gesture as humans we create. The harsh realities of love without meaning can leave space to love again or love remains dead. Can a person keep falling loving again if love is dead?

It is known that the personal desires to love eats away and harms relationships. The love triangle of moving on to the next relationship either brings love or harm to the ones we lie too in order to feed ourselves with.

Love as a gesture can be given away and not returned. Love can be a drug, which can make it evil, as well as it is considered the opposite of what is desired as lust. Therefore, love needs to be strong to last with our mutual connections to prosper.

Oxytocin, a love hormone that gets released into the brain, where it creates feelings of empathy, measures how strong a relationship is and helps a person determine the right kind of behavior.

At a speech in Cal State University of Northridge on Tuesday, November 12, Dr. Paul Zak stood in front of an auditorium behind a pile of books to talk about oxytocin and about his just published, “Brain Chemistry: A revolution of the Science, Good and Evil.”

Empathy drives people in social behavior. We, as humans learn the right behaviors through empathy and from the expectations of what an appropriate behavior is, according to Zak.

A touch or hug releases oxytocin in the brain and causes a person to  more likely have a positive reaction with the first person they see or with their first kiss. A sense of empathy forces people care about one another.

“The longer a relationship the more likely neural pathways in the brain can expand and create long term memories,” said CSUN Professor Mark Sergi and neurocognitive specialist.”We tend to remember from our experiences.”

Oxytocin, a chemical that gets released from the pituitary gland is produced in the brain and the blood. Some studies suggest that oxytocin enhances the ability to empathize, connect socially and create long term bonds. If in a long term relationship, breaking up can cause forms of depression to the brain because the oxytocin falls off balance and instead creates distress.

Zak said he studied and measured the amount of oxytocin released at a wedding as part of an experiment. Thirteen people, including the bride and groom, agreed to have their blood taken before and after the ceremony. An increase in the groom’s testosterone levels was found after the bride said her vows.

Oxytocin gets released when testosterone levels increase and moral behaviors, such as trust and love form. Furthermore, an increase in testosterone releases more oxytocin in the brain and makes the bond last long. The wedding formed bonds to support the couple in marriage and answers the question as to why most people have a wedding.

Researchers have found that the drug helps in creating and maintaining monogamy in relationships. The more oxytocin released in the brain the more it triggers dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with reward and motivation.

According to a study published in the journals Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, men increased oxytocin levels in the brain and showed a renewed attraction for the faces of their romantic partners, but not for equally attractive strangers.

Oxytocin stimulates the reward center in the brain, which helps strengthen monogamy and increases the attractiveness of a partner. In support of monogamy, love prevents men from signaling a romantic interest to other women. “Monogamy voles” between two partners have more receptors for dopamine and more oxytocin receptors in the cortex as well as different regions in the reward system, according to a  L.A. Times article by Geoffrey Mohan published on Nov. 25, 2013.

“What is surprising is that we tend to think of learning as something that only happens deep in the brain after conscious awareness,” said CSUN Pyschology Professor Jose Abara, and Developmental Behavior Neuroscience specialist. “Our behaviors are manifested in response to our emotions and from the experiences we sense.”

People access their thoughts to their current attitudes. neural pathway patterns function in a network of brain cells that store information and are interconnected throughout the cortex. The brain processes memory skills in between synapses and recalls certain memories, like your fist kiss or like your first high school graduation.

The brain also reorganizes in response to new experiences that store sensory information from each part of the brain. Memories are triggered by the senses, which shape what people see.

Whose to take love into there own hands comes somewhere in between our various interconnected relationships if never real to begin with, but used and manipulated. You can see love as an object to the emotions we possess. When love is lost it can manipulate into other forms of use without it visually seen or even go against you and the ones who have always loved or cared for you. Love as a drug unites individuals to belong in social network channels.

Each of these sensations travel to the area of the brain called the hippocampus, centered in the middle of our forehead. This area, makes new memories and integrate the perceptions into one overall experience. In addition, when neurotransmitters, such as dopamine are released they diffuse and attach themselves to other cells making the bond stronger, according to USA Today article by April Holladay published on March 15, 2007.

The effects of oxytocin are similar to a drug for couples in a permanent relationship. Oxytocin sustains the reward centers of the brain and simultaneously relieves stress when activated.

“This could also explain why people fall into depression or deep mourning after a separation from their partner: due to the lack of oxytocin secretion , the reward system is under-stimulated and is in a withdrawal state,” Dr. Rene Hurlemann, executive senior of the Bonn University Medical Center, told Medical News Today in an article published on Nov. 26, 2013.

Another study was done to establish a particular behavior and to find a way to reproduce that behavior. According to Zak, two responses were found on the video, empathy and distress. Empathy released more testosterone whereas distress increased stress hormones. The more oxytocin released in the brain, the more the brain creates a tolerance to empathy and reduces levels of stress.

Oxytocin expresses moral behaviors through supporting interactions with people, which creates these relationships. This can come from a couples, hobbies they share and the happiness in practice can express their feelings of love for one another’s bond.

Supporting interactions stimulate growth in communities. High trust countries have richer communities compared to low trust communities, according to Zak.

“The integrity and depth of your relationship depends on how you feel while interacting with your partner,” Abara said. “Your relationship can drastically improve if you pay attention to how you physically feel around each other.”

Oxytocin has shown to induce pro-social behavior in which people tend to trust each other and feel more attached in response to the chemical. One person’s nice gesture will encourage another’s nice gesture in return, reinforcing the behavior.

“People who have good memory and attention skills are going to be better partners because they both will make better attentive listeners and in turn be better at making conversation,” Sergi said.

Love also works with materials, the number one, which makes the world go around is money. Casually we exchange money and disseminate money back in return, which becomes a useful replacement of love. Selfishness and greed pop in the picture of taking money as a desire or using it as a source of empathy.

Zak researched two group’s behaviors with money as the stimulus to inhibit oxytocin and used trustworthiness as its variable. The study involved two groups of individuals. Each person was given ten dollars for showing up to the experiment.

Each person was paired with another and asked if they want to give up some of the ten dollars to the other person. If the person agrees the amount given gets tripled in the other persons account. Then the person gets to choose to keep all the money or send some amount back.

A moral behavior versus a tempted behavior to money was recognized. According to Zak, 90 percent of the first decision makers sent money and 95 percent, who received the money returned some amount back.

The study found that the more money a person gets, the more the brain produces oxytocin. The 95 percent that returned the money showed that a transfer of money forms an increase in trust.












Foster Care Homes for Children in Need

July 6, 2016

By Negin Daneshfar

A white picketed fence, pink house with pink pillows and carpets inside to match the interior held a group of five young teenage girls.

Inside there were three bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. The house resembles an regular traditional family home except five vending machines and arcade games are in the living room for snacks and prizes.

“I asked the girls what scared them the most when first entering the house and they said entering it!” Michelle Evans, foster parent of Chelle Home 4 Girls in Los Angeles said. “I painted my care and the house pink so that they would feel welcome.”

The household holds one 15 year old, two 16 years olds, one 18 year old and one 19 year old. Ten out of 63 minors grew up in Chelle Home 4 Girls foster care home without a family and one out of the 63 minors was adopted. A majority of the teens do not get adopted and return back to their families.

Chelle Home 4 Girls became a foster home 11 years ago when Evans moved. Evans has worded as a foster parent for 13 years with the Department of Family and Children Services, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles County.

The Department of Family and Children Services offer Medical and $789 per month for each minor.

Evans was inspired to become a foster parent when she discovered that her neighbor’s daughter was physically and emotionally abused. Her neighbor’s daughter was taken by Child Protective Services after she was arrested.

“I had to become a foster parent to take care of her. She was eventually placed to live with her grandmother,” Evans said. “I decided that if I can’t help her, maybe I’ll help others.”

The state’s division of social services, part of the state department of health and human services that organizes the foster care system and surveys county social  services departments and private foster care agencies.

The foster care agency social workers determine where to place children oversee children’s progress, work with children’s families for reunification and local adoption agencies. A home study that conducts safety inspections checks the criminal background of children’s relatives before placing the child in a foster home.

Social workers provide additional needs every month to counsel  each minor and to make sure they are not mistreated.

According to Evans, each minor receives visitation rights every week to once a month on a regular basis. Evans keeps in contact with each minor’s parents to answer questions about their medical history and their well-being.

“The kids like it here better than living at home, because they usually come from an unhealthy and abusive environment,” Evans said.

The foster care system allows an individual at age 18 to continue living in the foster home or to be discharged from the household. At 21 a person reaches the maximum age limit to live in foster care.

The 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act authorizes that states improve on attempts to give children permanent families and requires that states ensure foster children a permanent plan.

On average, children stay in the system for almost three years before adoption or reuniting with their families. Almost 20 percent wait five years or more. Children on average move from three different foster care placements, according to an ABC news articles published on May 30, 2006.

Evans adopted one minor, Cherrie Sever who lived at Chelle Home 4 Girls for four years and was adopted for two years. Sever grew up without a family. Evans filed to take her off the household, because of financial difficulties and she moved to a different foster home by the age of 20.

“My purpose as a foster parent is reunification,” Evans said. “I do not want them to grow up in a foster home because the children that have families with parents can raise them and they are taking up space for the children that do not have families.”

According to a national survey of Adoptive Parents from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, 86 percent of foster parents adopt to provide a permanent home for a child.

The percentage of children adopted in foster care has increased by one percent. Last year, 13 percent of children in foster care were adopted, an increase from 12 percent in 2011, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.

The number of kids in foster care remains fairly constant. Approximately 400,000 children are in foster care. Last year, 52 percent of boy’s outnumbered girls, and the median age was 8 years old, according to a USA Today article by Cathy Payne, published on Aug. 12, 2013.

Foster care provides additional support services, such as family therapy, mentoring and support groups.

Lauren Sessa, 16, moved from a different foster home into Chelle Home 4 Girls at the end of June. Sessa attends the Youth Opportunities Unlimited High School in Los Angeles. She has made new friendships at her High School and has bonded with the other girls in the house by participating in different activities, such as board games and movie nights.

“When I first go her I was quite, my therapist requested to talk with Michelle everyday for at least 30 minutes and once I got adjusted to the house, I got used to everything,” Sessa said.

Fifty-Five percent of children that wait for adoption in foster care have had three or more different placements in foster homes. Thirty-three percent of children had changed elementary schools five or more times, according to an Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Report.

Evans worked as a school bus driver at Linden High School for 15 years. Mia Mccalippp, 19 a student of Linden High School took the bus to school and back home everyday. Mccalipp introduced herself to Evans and they started to talk on a regular basis.

Mccalipp was in foster care for seven years. At age 11 she was placed in four different foster care homes and 19 group homes. She told her social worker that she preferred to live at Chelle Home 4 Girls.

Mccalipp moved into Chelle Home 4 Girls at age 17 and lived there for one year. The transition was easier for Mccalipp. Evans would wake her up to drive her and the other children to school.

“Living with Michelle was really fun, it felt like for once I had a home,” Mccalipp said.

Mccalipp did not visit her parents when she stayed at Chelle Home 4 Girls. She received therapy sessions and learned to grow from the relationships she built with her foster family. She now keeps in contact with her parents and family members every week and receives financial support from the Department of Family and Children Services until she turns 21.

“My goal was to complete Mia’s final days in the system and to teach her that she didn’t have to fight her own battles,” Evans said.

Minors usually move from different foster homes or live in group homes that hold up to 50 to 60 people. Foster care group homes are similar to dormitories and function less as conventional families. In a foster home there are rules and more privileges. Many children are place in group homes, because of the shortage of foster parents.

As of 2011, nearly 60,000 children in foster care in the U.S. are placed in institutions and 47 percent live in a foster home, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services.

“I was more of an authority figure in her life,” Evans said. “Mia grew up to be very successful and graduated from Fair Fax High School.”





How experience plays a natural role in development

I agree with General George S. Patton Jr., who is quoted as having said, “No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.” In other words, this statement claims that in order to best understand what must be done, it is necessary to be directly in a situation. Some believe the opposite, in which knowledge remains the clause to all problems. However, without experience there would be no knowledge. Decision making comes from Experience. Experience plays a particular part in the role human beings apply within valid situations. What has occurred before in experience reveals solutions to what must be done. The following statement, comes to an agreement with the rational choice theory, which proposes decisions off of making good decisions. A gain in experience gives an opportunity to act on the situation of what to do rather than brainstorming what should be done. While also, having the ability to make better choices from a number of possibilities and outcomes.

Firstly, the statements comes to agreement with the rational choice theory, which states possible solutions to a situation in a orderly manner. For example, it takes an immediate effect of instinct of what the best solution is rather than the worst solution. One will think of the rational ideas to find the best idea to the problem at fault. Another reason why the rational choice theory supports the statement shows what will weigh out the costs versus the rewards. For example, as humans an individual chooses the most desires as a solution to fixing a problem. For example, if a person had to decide on a dilemma, in which he or she were failing their class and the teacher announced a proposition to take the final instead to passing the class, worth about 70 percent of your grade. Furthermore, showing the most possibilities of weighing out the odds in favor. If David, the student is a studious student he would probably take the test. Therefore, the person directly in a situation reinforces rationality in favor of rewards over cost, and can better analyze solutions to creating plans in the future and to the alternative benefits to achieving long-term goals.

Shouldn’t students be using the computer?

Negin Daneshfar

June 16, 2016

There are many benefits to having a growing use of computer-assisted instruction in the classroom for students to have access to computer programs, which offer new fundamental methods to teaching and is a great new learning tool.

Nowadays, teachers teach there lessons through computer programs and offer group activities for students to become innovated in the learning process. Parents or other opponents may believe computer-assisted programs may take away from the classrooms environment or take away direct face to face communication. However, students can get the opportunity to learn it themselves through the use of button or click. A growing use of computer-assisted instruction in the classroom gives access to the new age of digital world’s gadgets in which it includes programs for students to communicate online and offers more online classes to get students involved, also while providing interactive lessons in the classroom.

The growing use of computer-assisted instruction in the classroom offers more online classes which get’s students involved. I took an online business communication class and most assignments included general discussions between peers on subjects, web projects and digital programs. For this class, I was assigned to improve on gaining strong business communication skills in the workplace that were not fundamentally provided already. Students can now develop a social network with their peers, which offers less work for teachers. Rather, students learn from other college peers through collaboration. For example, students can communicate one on one with peers using online programs, such as Skype as a studying tool to increase the skills needed in the workplace.

Therefore, this will keep current necessary skills up to date in the urgent need to learn quickly, efficiently and put the skills up to the test in landing a job and while building a professional background to basic learning tools. In addition, all students become involved trough online communication and essential interactive app tools. In today’s new digital age, students can also use digital gadgets, such as Ipads and Iphones outside the classroom to follow peers. Lastly, the increasing access of computer-assisted classes offers additional online classes to courses, which are not available rather than just learning what everyone else will learn in the classroom.