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Kendall Jenner Photobombs Kim Kardashian’s “Booty Selfie”

Posted: 01/12/2014 10:07 am EST  |  Updated: 01/13/2014 12:25 pm EST


Kendall Jenner photobombed Kim Kardashian while the star was taking another booty selfie on Friday, Jan. 10 Credit: Instagram

Booty besties! Kim Kardashian isn’t the only one wanting to show off her curves. Her younger sister Kendall Jenner photobombed the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star during a selfie at the gym on Friday, Jan. 10.

kim-kardashian-absShe followed that picture up a booty shot, showing off her famous backside. Naturally, commenters are already swearing that the images are photoshopped, but after her bikini-clad cover of Us Weekly in December 2013, Kardashian seems to look au naturel in these shots. 

Singing in a choir is good for your heart: study

By Staff, Relaxnews

Singing in a choir may have some of the same positive effects as yoga, according to a small new exploratory study that found the regular breathing patterns required can reduce the variability of your heartbeat.

When people sing in a choir their heartbeats synchronize, so that the pulse of choir members tends to increase and decrease in unison, the researchers said.

Not only is reducing the variability of your heartbeat likely good for your health, but singing can enhance the spirit of cooperation in a group because it helps regulate activity in the vagus nerve, which is linked to emotions and communication with others.

“Songs with long phrases achieve the same effect as breathing exercises in yoga,” said lead author Björn Vickhoff of Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg. “In other words, through song we can exercise a certain control over mental states.”

The researchers studied the heart rates of 15 18-year-old choral singers and arranged for them to perform three different choral exercises: monotone humming, singing the Swedish hymn “Härlig är Jorden” (Lovely Is the Earth), as well as the chanting of a slow mantra. The heart rhythm of the choir members was recorded as they performed in each case.

The study was published online July 9 in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Previous research from earlier this year finds that singing in a choir helps form social bonds, according to researchers from Nord-Trondelag Health Trust in Norway. A prior UK study reveals that singing can trigger the release of endorphins, which boost your feelings of happiness and pleasure.

Tips for Healthy Hair

Healthy hair is everybody’s desire. It gives the greatest of looks adding to the confidence of a person, while also giving a certain definition to the features of every person. Taking care of your hair needs some extra care. Here are few tips that help you.

Natural hair care through Exercise
Well, you are not the only one who will be surprised if asked to give your body simple exercises for healthy hair. As already mentioned above, hair generally reflects your health. Only a healthy body can have healthy hair. So we suggest you to do regular exercise to get healthy hair.

Exercises need not be very strenuous nor do they need to include lifting weights with your hair. All you will need is a jog or walk for around 20 minutes per day followed by some stretching exercises to keep your body fit and fine. Not only these exercises increase the flexibility in your body, they make sure that your body performs its functions properly.

Though DIET for your hair needs to be mentioned at the top of the list, here exercise is given the top priority because you can do it early in the morning. However diet is as important as exercise. People need to understand that diet and exercise are a combination that effects the growth of healthy hair.

Take a balanced-diet whenever you take food. A Balanced diet is a diet that contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals apart from proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Almost 97% of the hair is made of something called keratin, which is mainly a protein. Hence protein is an important part of growing healthy hair. Protein food, especially with shampoos and other hair products having amino proteins, gives strength to your hair.

Water is such an important part of our life that we almost ignore it or take it for granted. Hair has and needs certain moisture in the scalp for it to grow healthily. Drink at least 10 glasses of water per day. You will not only find healthy hair, you will find improved skin texture too.

If you have oily hair try avoiding fatty foods.

Some other general tips for healthy hair :

KNOW THY HAIR is the key factor to take care of your hair. This has been told and mentioned in every other article on this site. Knowing the behavior of your hair helps a lot in taking care of it.
Get regular oil massage. Oil massage soothes your hair and scalp, while making the skin on your head active. Massages help in relieving all kinds of pressures, and make the body parts function properly again.
Choose all hair products with great care. With the dawn of too much of information available on various websites, the confusion of a general reader has only increased. But with some time and patience, it will always be possible to differentiate a fake product and a product that works.
Understand that it is normal to loose 50-100 hair regularly. You need not panic at the very first sight of hair going down your bathroom drain. Take time to analyze if you are really losing hair
A product that has worked for your sibling or a friend need not work for you. Every person is different from the other, hence find a product that works for you and you only.
One easy way for Natural Hair Care – do not comb wet hair..
Do not use strong dryers or blowers.
Do not leave massaged oil on your head for more than 30 min.
Do not tie your hair for too long. Leave them freely for as long as possible. However take care that you keep a balance between letting them loose and tying them up.
For women, it is advised not to try styles that need their hair to be tied for longer periods of time.