April/May 2007

Dallas’ Affluent Lifestyle Magazine

The Wow of the Brow!

   If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the brows are definitely the window dressing! Beautifully shaped and groomed, eyebrows create a frame and focus to our most expressive facial feature. Often ignored as being unnecessary or feared for potentially looking unnatural, browtaming is a snap with the right tools, techniques and tips. With the guidance of brilliant brow guru Christi Harris of Christi Harris Makeover Center, we show you how easy it is to master the WOW of the Brow! ... check out the TIPS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES in this issue!

Overweight & Obesity...
Knowing the facts can make a difference
    by Paragi Mehta, RD

   ACCORDING TO THE National Institutes of Health (NIH), one-third of the U.S. adult population is overweight and 32.2% is obese, based upon the 2003-2004 National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES). Obesity of adults ages 20-74 in the United States more than doubled between 1960 and 2002.
NIH also informs that overweight and obesity are known risk factors for diseases and conditions such as diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, high blood cholesterol, stroke, hypertension, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and some forms of cancer (uterine, breast, colorectal, kidney and gallbladder). Being obese carries an alarming 10%-50% higher risk of death from all causes compared to being of healthy weight. Heeding these warnings is necessary to prevent health problems ...

Why Subprime Problems Matter to Everyone
     by Mike Keliher

  SUBPRIME REFERS TO a group of borrowers identified by low credit scores. Low credit scores are primarily attributed to debt and income levels and prior history of credit use. Recently, subprime buyers were enticed by new products and relaxed scrutiny into buying homes in record numbers. In April 2005, Alan Greenspan lauded the “rapid growth in subprime mortgage lending [as] fostering constructive innovation that [was] both responsive to market demand and beneficial to consumers.”
  It was only in the last several months that it became clear that tens of thousands of borrowers had been induced into loans theycould not afford. Defaults in the subprime area have accelerated alarmingly.
Why do subprime problems matter?
Subprime problems matter for a number of reasons, among them: pressure on the financial system, downward pressure on real estate prices, and lower stock prices...

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