One of the big deals about August is that Saturn in Scorpio is going to stop Retrograding and go direct. This marks the last big push we all get from Saturn about loans, debt, inheritance, bankruptcy, insurance, taxes, alimony, child support, investments, settlements, commissions, a partner’s money, or any other major financial topic, as well as with our sex lives, reproductive needs, mortality issues, births, divorce, or any third party situation we are involved in. We have forward/Direct motion from Saturn starting at 1:53am eastern on the 2nd/11:53pm pacific on the 1st, and it will be in motion until September 17th when Saturn will exit Scorpio and not return until the year 2041. What does Saturn want from us regarding these themes? Saturn wants you to grow up, get real, make hard choices, commit long term, mark final endings, take responsibility, structure things so they support, deal with or set limits, face ‘no’s’, involve authority figures or higher-ups, set goals, be disciplined, be ambitious, and master that next level in these areas. So you have about 6 and a half weeks to get it right, where do you need to get serious? Read more of this story »
Let’s face it, we often put fashion before function when choosing new sunglasses. Which pair gives us the best look at the best price? Sometimes the frugal fashionista, however, needs to consider the importance of proper eyewear. After all, “Excessive exposure to UV light from sand or pavement reflections can burn the eye’s surface. Think of it like sunburn on the skin, and as the damage accumulates over the years, you can do some real harm to your eyesight without even knowing or feeling it,” says Dr. Mirwat Sami, a Houston Board-certified Ophthalmologist. We turned to Dr. Sami on what to look for when purchasing a new pair of sunglasses.
Look for an UVA-UVB protection rating. Imagine going out on a bright day without any sunscreen, then staying out for hours. Sounds foolish, right? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll do to your eyes if you overlook UVA and UVB protection in your sunglasses. Dr. Sami suggests looking for a label that says the lenses block 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. “The label should read either ‘UV 400′ or ‘100% UV protection,'” she says, adding, “Don’t be fooled if the glasses merely say ‘UV protective.’ That’s not sufficient, and in fact, may mean they’re no good at all.”
For the best eye protection, get a prescription pair. The FDA regulates sunglasses to the extent that manufacturers who sell over-the-counter, nonprescription pairs can only claim they reduce eye strain and eye fatigue due to glare. Other labels that claim UV protection need proof and proper labeling. Read more of this story »
Upon the release of her Complex cover story, Khloé Kardashian, was quick to take an offensive stance concerning speculations of extreme Photoshopping. The 31-year-old reality diva shared on social media an unretouched image side-by-side to one Steven Gomillion shot for the publication’s August/September edition. “This one is for all the troll haters out there that cannot seem to give me an ounce of credit for my daily workouts!” she posted, adding, “Yes skin is smooth and shadows are removed but I still think I look good on the left image. Flaws and all.”