Barbie dolls are one of the most preferred toys for small girls who love dressing them up and playing with them. But apart from being one of the favorite toys for kids, there is another reason why Barbie dolls have been in limelight. This reason is – controversies; Barbie has got criticized often leading to controversies, on many occasions, over past decades. Mattel Inc. launched Barbie dolls in 1959, created from inspiration from a German doll called ‘Bild Lilli’. Since then, these have been best friends for little girls and even teenagers. One of the popular controversies that Barbie dolls faced was when Mattel Inc. released the ‘Teen Talking Barbie’.
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Attitude towards children has undergone a dramatic change in Europe and awareness has developed regarding the needs of children plus the special protection that is required. It also shows a concern that children are legal subjects and are holders of rights. This was the beginning when Europe decided to have a strong hand for safeguarding the rights of children.
Kids are innocent and loveliest humans on earth. They not only differ from adults in stature but also mentally. Kids always live happily but adults fail to live a stress-free life. You must have heard from some kid that he wants to become a doctor or pilot when asked about his dream. How easily he gives you the answer? This is because kids always imagine and think about their dreams positively. Living in the company of kids makes you happy due to their way of living life so easily.
It was a time when people used to say that your internal beauty is important than the beauty of your face. But in today's fast changing world, the statement has changed too. Nowadays, look matters a lot. A good look helps you to build self confidence which result in success in every field of life. Many people use cosmetics and beauty tips as well as prefer going to cosmetic clinic to get attractive look. If you are the one who is seeking to a get a good look, here are some tips which will help you look beautiful:
No matter how confident you feel at home or how much you strive to appear bold, do you tend to become terror-stricken the moment you are surrounded by people? Or do you constantly have unnerving thoughts that shatter your confidence to bits and pieces? Well, you are not the only one facing such crisis; but instead of just grumbling over it, you must take steps to overcome it. Just find what makes you feel inferior and find ways to change it. Like if you feel inferior about your looks, take treatment at a cosmetic clinic, do a wardrobe makeover and get beautiful and stylish appearance.
Since earlier times, stress has been a part of our lives. To reduce stress, man has been using various tricks and ways, one of them is by taking help of nature. It has been proved that nature helps to relieve stress with its soothing green color and beneficial health remedies. This doesn’t mean that one has to go out and reside in forests to become stress-free. You can bring nature at your doorstep with the help of gardening or planting potted plants indoors.
World is becoming media saturated with almost everything, from shopping to keeping in touch with friends, is just a click away. Internet and technology has touched the lives of everyone, whether adult or child, in a unique way and has influenced their lifestyle too. For example, following lives of celebrities and keep a tab on the events of their lives has become a common pass time for teenagers today. According to a research conducted in America, 1 out of 4 teenagers admitted that they consider celebrities as their role models and are influenced by them.
Advertising is a powerful business tool that companies use to survive in highly competitive market. Advertising is a way of reaching to the customers and generating fanfare for their products which in turn leads to higher market share and higher revenues. This is the reason why companies don’t shy away from spending millions of dollars in advertisements and marketing. Not only companies, advertisements are useful for consumers too as it provides them information about various options for the same product available to them.
Do you resist walking near the cereal aisle in the grocery store, as your small kid might beg for every kind of sweetened cereal with a cartoon character on the box? Well, your kids still won’t say goodbye to their favorite food products once they see it. This ‘whining’ act of your kids is a pre planned activity as a result of thousands of hours of market research by advertising group. The Government officials that work under the guidelines for ‘marketing food to kids’ won’t pressurize the food companies to remove the cartoon characters from the cereal boxes any time soon.
Back in 2010, a marketing campaign for Camel cigarettes which appeared in Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Vogue attracted the interest of girls aged 12 to 16, according to a study. Now for the usual listings of side effects emerging from cigarette smoking - A cigarette is one of the many consumer products, which when consumed kills. Today tobacco kills 4 million people and over 70 percent of them die worldwide. The tobacco industry’s products will alarmingly kill 10 million people round the globe, of which the majority will be kids. Now the question – If it’s quite evident that smoking is the worst thing for life, then why teens continue to do it?
Your kid stays at home and there’s television, internet and movies which will lure them towards buying products. Your kid goes out on the streets and there are countless billboards flashing products to attract them. Your kid goes to school and everything from school bus to education magazines to computers consist of advertising directly marketed at kids. The bottom-line? Your kid is constantly being hit with intelligent strategies advocating products, making them just too good to resist. These marketing gimmicks targeting children force them to just consume without actually questioning the ability of the product.
An average American kid watches around 25,000 to 40,000 television commercials annually. Isn’t this fact enough for the big corporations to sneak in and contaminate the playground of children with their misleading advertisement gimmicks. The advertisement which influences you to buy the product even though you don’t need it, is the best one. And who better than children to target who are attracted towards everything they see? Child consumerism is evolving at a great pace amongst children of age group 4 to 12, with corporations viewing them as the ‘driving force’ behind parents spending money on products.
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Parenting doesn't have a fixed module or cannot be learnt in a crash course. It is developed by parents over a period of time. There are instances where parents shift the gears from caring and supporting their children to becoming violent and harsh on them. In this process there are many mistakes which are bound to occur.
There is nothing more heart breaking in this world than seeing your child crying. When your baby is inconsolable and fussy, it’s becomes difficult to calm him. Babies cry, it’s a natural thing for them. It’s their way to communicate with you. It’s very tricky for a new parent to understand why their baby cries.
I am a new mum and I am experiencing the new world of motherhood. There I was holding my bundle of joy in my arm and tears rolling down my cheek. The feeling running through my mind was just amazing. No words to describe. The most wonderful and precious gift that I could ever had was my newborn baby.
Teachers play an important role in the development of children, so it is important to let the teachers know what they mean to you. Teacher shapes child's educational ideas, gives him a desire to learn and sometimes becomes a friend or counselor when things aren't perfect in his life. And what is a better way to express gratitude towards your teacher than thanking with a gift basket! Homemade gift baskets make excellent gifts for your teacher. You can create your own gift basket and can fill it up with variety of treats you know your teacher loves.
Stylish looks does not refer to wearing what others do. It actually means being your own self. Your look and style should portray your personality and you should not be recognized by people as resembling some actor or actress from movies. Agreed that whatever you see in movies, advertisements or on other media platforms affects your sense of style immensely and you tend to follow the same.
After a baby is born, people often forget to buy presents for the new mom. Everyone just focuses on gifts for new baby, to remind her she is still special create a gift basket for mom by putting useful items that will be greatly appreciated by her. Here are few tips to make gift basket for new mom:
The consequences caused by eating Fast Food are really bad! As the consumption of fast food is increasing, the ill effects caused due to it are also increasing. The side effects of fast food on human body are increasing day by day.
Diet is a crucial factor in skin care. Eating right and healthy food for all body parts including skin is very important. There is a relationship between food and healthy skin and hence, it is said, “You are what you eat!”.Even if you're born with a beautiful and healthy skin but you're eating all wrong food, you can damage your skin.
Having a bath in a bath tub is a fun experience, even children love having a nice buddle bath. The reason why bathing in a bath tub is so good is because; you can let your body soak in all the nutrients and fragrance that you have added to the water in the bath tub.
The Dubai Shopping Festival, which started in the year 1996, is a retail event that takes place in Dubai every year. Its chief aim is to invigorate the retail trade taking place in Dubai each year. It has also been used to promote tourism in Dubai. This large scale event takes place in the first quarter of every year and lasts for an entire month. On an average, approximately three million people visit this festival every year.
New Year, celebrated with your loved ones re times to cherish throughout lifetime. New Year for your loved ones can be made more special with use of gifts as an expression of your feelings. Choosing gifts is not an easy task, especially, when you are looking for a gift for your wife. You will certainly want the gift to be unique and well thought but within your budget.
Here are few gifts that you can select to present your wife on New Year -
- Diaries and Planner : Of course diaries and planners are an appropriate gift for New Year.
Christmas is one of the holiest festivals celebrated around the world. People spend this fantastic time with their friends, families and loved ones. During Christmas, everyone comes together forgetting the enmity and celebrates this beautiful time together. People gift their families and loved ones with lots of toys and their favorite things. Are you looking for a gift for your son? If yes, then take a look.
A cat needs a balanced diet containing vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Cat mostly eats meat and remains of the food. The cat's teeth are not designed to chew the food and so, it swallows the food. Therefore, a cat should be fed with proper diet which is healthy for it. Some of the ideas mentioned below will help you to give a balanced diet to your cat.
Not all dogs like water, so giving most dogs a bath becomes a struggle. There are some pooches that will run and hide under a bed the very moment they know that a bath is coming their way.
This may be different with dogs that love water such as Labrador Retrievers, which were used in hunting and retrieving ducks in water bodies. For bathing all these dogs, there is Vet recommended and approved system called the hydrobath.
Ice wine is basically a dessert wine which is renowned for its full body and fruity taste along with its great aroma. Various grapes are used for producing ice wine; some of the most common ones are Vidal Blanc, Riesling and Cabernet Franc.The largest producers of ice wine in the world are Germany and Canada.
Sparkling wine is type of wine in which considerable amount of carbon dioxide present which makes it extremely fizzy. Carbon dioxide is a result of natural fermentation which takes place in bottle or large pressurized tank.
Beach style is evoked by easy living, sunny skies, deep blue ocean, salty air, breathing warm and feeling the pounding drum of waves on sandy and smooth seashore. Beach homes are appropriate places to live relaxed by soothing water sound.
American Foursquare dining room furniture is identified with its clean and straight lines. Furniture for American Foursquare dining room is simple and natural in appearance. Its focus is mainly on wooden furniture, earth tones and straight lines in crisscross form to create long rectangular shapes.
There was a time when European settlers, immigrants to America first arrived at the new land and the very first thing they needed to do was to build houses where their families could live in. They actually built homes from the natural rich woods which required very less resources like trees, an axe or a saw, which they called log cabins. Today's log cabins are very different from the early cabins and decorating them with simple natural materials would surely bring that rustic ambiance of the traditional log cabins back. It was in the 1600s when first log cabins were built in America by the immigrants from Sweden and Finland, and there are very few original log cabins that exist till now.
Every year and every season evolves and brings changes in trends for wedding as almost every aspect of wedding planning has advanced over time.
Did you know that men yearn lots of pre-sex teasing? You need to do something more than a touch to prepare your guy for nooky, but know this: If you are spending time in naughty pre-play, you’re actually paving the way for more delight than ever.
Flowers are known to be the best ways to bring smile back on any woman's face. Is your wife one of them? Well, on any occasion whether birthday or New Year, flowers will make perfect gift for her. Flowers are considered to be a traditional way of expressing one's feelings. You can choose from an array of romantic flowers like roses to lilies of her favorite colors combined with a delicious cakes or simply say "I love you" with bouquet of flowers to make the occasion even more special for her.