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Monday, August 4, 2014

Reblog >> Girl invents product to alert parents of children left in car

 "17-year-old Mighty Girl Alissa Chavez wants to make sure that another child never dies due to being left in a hot car and the New Mexico teen has invented a device to do just that. Last week, the city of Albuquerque honored Alissa for her invention of the "The Hot Seat" alarm system. Now, she's raising funds on Indiegogo to further develop her prototype and, hopefully, make her life-saving device available to parents in the near future.

Every year in the US, dozens of children die in overheated cars -- more than 600 since 1998. When she was in eighth grade, Alissa heard about three children who died during the summer after being forgotten in cars. Growing up around many children since her mother owns a day care center, Alissa wanted to help prevent further accidental deaths. As she told the Washington Post, "I felt that would be a good project for my eighth-grade science fair project — to find something to prevent those accidents from happening."

Using a door alarm, Alissa designed a system that would alert parents if they left the vicinity of their car with a child still in a car seat. She won her science fair and has spent the past three years refining her now patented invention and developing a business plan. Her newest version of the Hot Seat uses a car seat sensor pad that communicates with a key fob. If a parent is more than 40 feet from the vehicle and the sensor pad senses that the child is still in the car, three alarms go off -- one on the key fob, one via a phone app, and one on the vehicle itself to alert others in the vicinity.

Upon recognizing her as a "Good Samaritan," Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry stated, "Alissa's work is remarkable and inspirational. I'm so proud of this young entrepreneur and her work to improve the lives and prevent tragedies."

Alissa only has five days to reach her Indiegogo goal to fund further development of the Hot Seat -- to learn more or support her project, visit

To learn more about why this type of accidental death has become more common in recent years, check out "You'd Never Forget Your Child In The Car, Right?" at

You can also read more about Alissa's story in the Washington Post, visit

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Reblog >> Woman arrested for indecence for wearing fitted one-piece swimsuit

"Known as the "Australian Mermaid," swimmer Annette Kellerman took the world by storm at the turn of the twentieth century -- not just as a skilled long-distance swimmer, but also a daring stunts woman, vaudeville performer, silent movie star, and swimsuit innovator!

Originally a therapy for legs weakened by a childhood illness, swimming became a passion for Kellerman -- but often with a dramatic twist. Dressed as a mermaid, she earned money as a teen by diving into a glass tank of underwater creatures. As a young woman, she swam 26 miles (42 km) of the Thames Rives – a feat no man or woman had ever accomplished; repeatedly attempted the cross the English Channel (without success, but with no shortage of gumption), and was arrested for indecency for wearing a fitted, one-piece bathing suit on Revere Beach near Boston, Massachusetts (in place of the contemporary costume with pantaloons that she considered far too impractical).

In later years, she incorporated theatrics and risky dives into performances throughout the US, including on Hollywood's screens. Always a revolutionary, synchronized swimming is considered the brainchild of the talented Ms. Kellerman, as is the one-piece swimsuit. Her one-piece suit became so popular that it was known as the “Annette Kellerman” and was the first step toward the invention of modern swimwear." 

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Hey everyone!

A good friend of mine who is a fantastic beautician (i.e. expert on makeup hair and awesomeness) sent me a recommendation on an amazing eyelash product. 

"Have you heard of Younique 3D Fiber Mascara yet?
I won't lie. I thought it was a sham.
Then I put it on my face.

This stuff is amazing! You put on a quick swipe of your regular mascara and then apply this lash enhancer over the top of it.
I took pictures to show off how impressive it is compared to my favorite Benefit mascara."

They're fiber lashes!  You slap on your hum drum usual mascara then a layer of this stuff and just look at the difference:

"Just look at the length of my Fiber lashes compared to Bad Gal Lash by Benefit!!! I used to think my lashes were great with just regular mascara.
I was wrong.
Don't be like me.
Get this stuff.
For your own good."

"The product is $29 and about $5 for shipping. Generally mascara products are good for about 6 months.
If you think about the cost of lash extensions which start at about $80 for a set and then upkeep every 2 or 3 weeks at $30 this product is a STEAL!
Also I should let y'all know this online party is only for TEN days! So snatch it up!"
Isn't that AMAZING? Especially without falsies.  Anyway she's got a sweet deal for a few more days!  Click on this link or the images to get there!


Friday, July 25, 2014

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reblog >> Aspiring Model With Crohn’s Disease Poses With Colostomy Bags

Here's another strong woman who's story was sent to me.  Illness is a part of humanity but it doesn't define people!  People can be whomever they want to be.  We don't have to be limited by the cards life dealt us. 

Aspiring Model With Crohn's Disease Isn't Afraid To Show Colostomy Bags In Bikini Photo

Monday, July 21, 2014

Reblog >> Miss Idaho, Is that an insulin pump on your bikini?

Here's another brave woman not allowing others to shame her about her own body.  Just because you have diabetes doesn't mean your body isn't wonderful!  You shouldn't have to hide who you are and what your story is because of the worlds narrow ideas of beauty.  Hello Miss Idaho/Miss AMERICA 2014!

Hey, Miss Idaho, Is That An Insulin Pump On Your Bikini? : Shots - Health News : NPR