Thursday, September 30, 2010

full make up in 3 minutes!!

Yes you can do it yourself-Quickly and easily,It sounds like a dream isn't it?
How much time do you spend applying make up?, and if you are a very active woman with out time then you will probably scape this and go natural, but if you can do a full make up in only 3 minutes then would you do it?.


The secret of a good make up is the foundation, doesn't matter how many YouTube Make up Tutorials you watch every day, and how many times do you practice the technique, the result is not as the models on the photos, and that's because you are not using probably the right products or colors for your skin, and in the end you finish with a fake look, that besides make you look better it leave looking as if you were wearing a mask on your face.

Well the solution to all this is here thanks to our friends of Temptu, who has created a portatil air brush makeup system.


What it is:
Achieve flawless skin with this easy-to-use, mess-proof AIR pod™ system that delivers precise, professional results. The foolproof system allows you to snap on and off the various Makeup AIR pods—including foundations, blushes, and more—so you can create luminous looks, without the fuss.

What it does:
Welcome to the next generation of makeup. Professional makeup artists have always turned to TEMPTU for unparalleled airbrush technology and flawless, superior-quality results. Finally in the comfort of your own home, you can easily achieve long-lasting pro results every day. The innovative TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup System's sleek, compact design delivers power and control, giving you steady, precise application that's completely adjustable and results that are truly flawless. The user-friendly instruction guide and how-to DVD will steer you in enhancing your complexion to its true flawless potential

What else you need to know:
The TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup System includes all the tools you need to get started: The ingenious AIRbrush, a powerful yet lightweight Air Compressor, a user-friendly instruction manual, and the essential How-To-AIRbrush DVD to show you how to perfect and enhance your complexion to its truly flawless potential.

The AIRbrush
- Unique trigger for achieving sheer, medium, or full coverage that is always perfectly blended
- Lightweight, ergonomic design for comfortable and easy handling
- Extremely hygienic, clean, mess-proof and mistake-proof precision application

The AIR Compressor
- Powerful, yet lightweight for easy portability and simple setup anywhere
- Completely adjustable air pressure dial for makeup level control
- Convenient airbrush cradle, flexible air hose and AC adapter
- Works worldwide with an international adapter

It is sold at the price of $225.00 plus the foundation $55.00



AIR pod™ foundation


Perfectly Blended Application
The foundation formulas in the TEMPTU AIR pod™ are atomized in the AIRbrush process, creating a fine mist of makeup that lays on the surface of the skin to reveal a natural glow—no blending necessary.

Four Brushes In One
The newly designed TEMPTU® AIRbrush and TEMPTU AIR pod™ provides the equivalent of four brushes in one—foundation, concealer, blush, and highlighter. The adjustable controls also allow you to choose your coverage—light, medium, or full—for impeccable blemish concealing and absolutely no blending.

Natural Finish
TEMPTU's ultralight formulas contain a smoothing complex to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, color correcting pigments to camouflage imperfections, and moisturizes to help hydrate skin.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CPR may become a thing of the past

By: Bryain Resnick


For the past 40 years, CPR has been composed of two things—rescue breaths and chest compressions—and this formula for cardiac survival can revive around 25 percent of patients without a pulse. However, emerging evidence suggests there may be a more effective protocol for resuscitation that can save even more lives, and it's simpler than traditional CPR.

Cardiocerebral resuscitation, or CCR, differs from CPR in that for the first 5 to 10 minutes after cardiac arrest, a rescuer does not breathe for the patient at all. Instead, the focus shifts to performing unrelenting chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute. One clinical trial in Wisconsin showed this technique saved 30 percent more lives when compared with traditional CPR. Better yet, patients who receive CCR instead of CPR were found to be 24 percent more likely to be neurologically intact upon release from the hospital.

"It's one of the first times in medicine something has gotten simpler," says Dr. Amal Mattu, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

There are two main reasons why it works: One, constant pressure on the chest maintains a constant blood pressure, which insures blood flow to vital organs. In CPR, when a rescuer turns from his chest compressions to give the breaths, the blood pressure quickly drops to near zero and the blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. Blood pressure is built up slowly over the course of the compressions, so when the rescuer returns to them, he or she has to make up for lost time.

Second, ventilations actually counteract the effectiveness of chest compressions. When a rescuer breathes for a patient, he or she forces air into the lungs, which increase the pressure inside the chest. Then, this force squeezes on the veins that return blood to the heart. "That results in less filling of the heart," Mattu says. "If there is less blood coming back to the heart, there is going to be a lower output from the heart, lower blood pressure, lower perfusion of the coronary arteries and the brain." Constant blood flow to the brain increases the chances for survival, and that is one reason why the studies are finding CCR patients to be more neurologically intact. The more time the brain spends without oxygen, the greater the chance for brain damage.

"Chest compressions, early on, are much more important than airway issues. When people are focused on airway issues, they tend to not do as good chest compressions, or their chest compressions are too slow," Mattu says. What rescuers need to realize, he says, is when the heart stops beating due to cardiac arrest, the blood has enough oxygen to support the organs for around 5 or 10 minutes.

Quality chest compressions are just as important as having a defibrillator early on. Dr. Comilla Sasson, professor of emergency medicine at University of Colorado Denver, and her colleagues found when EMS arrives on the scene, doing immediate chest compressions is as beneficial as shocking a patient with a defibrillator right away. Furthermore, they found if the EMS personnel arrived more than 5 minutes after the onset of the cardiac arrest, chest compressions first had a slight advantage.

Currently, CPR certifying organizations, such as the American Heart Association, have yet to include the principles of CCR in their protocols, but Sasson thinks the AHA will probably include some of this research when they meet to discuss their guidelines in November.

When the organization last changed their protocols in 2005, they increased the ratio of compressions to breaths from 15:2 to 30:2, and this year, they may forgo the breathing all together. "Our research right now is showing that chest compressions are the most important thing that you can do," she says. "We are hopeful that the Heart Association will take that to heart."

Most people have an aversion to mouth-to-mouth breathing to begin with, and Sasson speculates that a bystander trained in CCR will be more willing to act than a person who thinks he or she has to breathe for the victim. "The best way to increase bystander CPR rates in the U.S. is to get the message out that hands-only CPR works," she says.

A study published in the July issue of The New England Journal of Medicine found that 911 callers who were given instructions for CCR were more likely to intervene than callers who were given instructions for traditional CPR. Currently, 25 percent of people who receive out-of-hospital CPR will survive. If the studies are valid and CCR can significantly increase this percentage, then a lot more people will survive.


However, CCR is not a panacea. Mattu says this method should only be used with primary cardiac arrest, which means the heart stops pumping blood due to a problem with the heart and not because the patient has stopped breathing. In those instances, positive pressure ventilation is essential. On the other hand, Mattu says about 80 percent of cardiac arrest victims are primary cardiac arrest patients and could benefit from CCR. Additionally, after 5 or 10 minutes of chest compressions, a person will start to need some more air put into their lungs.

Over the past 30 years, prehospital cardiac survival rates have been constant—nine out of 10 people will not survive a cardiac arrest—in spite of all the money and efforts to teach CPR to the public. Currently, only 25 percent of patients receive any out-of-hospital resuscitation at all. Sasson says the combination of the science of CCR and public outreach to teach it is what needs to be done to increase cardiac arrest survival. "I think that is where hands-only CPR can revolutionize the approach to cardiac arrest," Sasson says. "It's a really simple message—pump hard, pump fast."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fear of I N F O R M A T I O N.

“For We had certainly sent unto them a Book based on knowledge, which We explained in detail a guide and a Mercy to all who believe.” (Qur’ân 7:52)

“. . . We have sent down to you the Book explaining all things, a guide a Mercy, and glad tidings to Muslims.” (Qur’ân 16:89)

According to the Pew Research Center; a fourth of Americans say they know " nothing at all" about Islam, and of non-Muslims polled, 58 percent said they don't know any Muslims,The strange thing is that after 9/11 in all the world many people has embraced Islam as their religion. This make us wonder if the Media is guilty of not give what they are for and this is the Information:media coverage of Islam focuses too much on terrorism. Two extensions of that argument are that non-terrorism news doesn't often feature Muslims and that the news doesn't provide enough context about anti-American sentiment until a situation blows up.

A Wave of Conversion to Islam in the U.S. Following September 11 with no doubt was followed after the Media coverage of Islam which attracted the attention of many people curious to know what Islam is. When they sow and learned more, finally they took the decision to convert to Islam, to know the truth for themselves and not what the media say which all we know is not always true.

Personally I didn't knew either about Islam or Muslims before until the day when in a TV channel I sow "El Clon" a TV serie filmed in Brazil and Morocco(I really should make a post about this), where the protagonist after her mother died is riced by his uncle in a Muslim Family, that was my very first contact with Islam and the knowledge of the Q'uran, years past and subhanallah, I married my Husband (Muslim) I was Catholic but only of name and after see with my own eyes how wonderful his religion was and the culture of Islam then I finally embraced Islam alhamdullillah in 2005.I would like to add that I knew more about Islam before I embrace it, while I was trying to prove to my husband that he was in a mistake, then, it makes me realise that I didn't even know about Catholicism and either about Islam, then this guided me to a research in both religions but, when you came in a point where you confront both you finally find the true one, Islam.

This was only me; a very common person, but what happens when a leading writer like Henryk Broder Embrace Islam?,and what where the motives that guided him to take this decision after all the years where he fought islam?.

From: Islammemo


German-Jewish author stated the famous "Henryk Broder," Convert to Islam, after a long series of writings hostile to Islam and Muslims.
The newspaper "Palestine Online" that is a journalist Henryk Broder is a veteran magazine Der Spiegel, Germany's popular, and his best-selling book in Germany in 2007, entitled "Hey Europe .. give up" and was awarded the Prize of the German repented for the year.

From his statements before his conversion to Islam's famous: "I do not want Europe to surrender to the Muslims, when he says the German Minister of Justice that it could be the basis of sharia law is the law .. For the peace of Europe; ideology of Islam became associated with The hostility of the Western lifestyle and I would advise young European immigration, Europe now will remain so for more than twenty years .. Europe turns to Islam demographic .. We're in a strange kind of appeasement in response to the acts of a Islamic fundamentalists. "
Broder has been shouted by "61 years" as he announced to convert to Islam: "Let's Asamaoni have converted to Islam."

The announcement of his conversion to Islam as a result of bitter internal conflict with himself for many years, in an interview with the imam Reza Nyukuln, where he said relieved to finally get rid of the suppression of the truth that was ravaging his physical faculties.

Return to the natural religion

He said, commenting on a question about the abandonment of religion that we have not been invited, but he returned to his conversion to Islam is a religion of all human nature which is born by everyone.

The German writer to testify before two witnesses and is named by Henry Broder Muhammad and said, commenting on this with pride: "I am now a member of the nation's population billion three hundred million people in the world are insulted constantly and caused them Dodd acts of those insults, and I am happy to be back home where she was born. "
Islam has been matched by this author welcome a lot of Muslims who see the Mtahjma heavily on their beliefs and their actions.

Final taught
We should not be part of those millions of people who believe all what they are told so, but we should see with our own eyes and we should seek the knowledge at any stage of our life, never we will be to old to learn, and as more as we learn younger we will feel...
The information is there, you only need to read, read and you will know, know and you will find the true.... now you can't say : "I didn't know"

That's Me.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

so why That's me is not posting this days?

Well if you had wondered why I haven't posted often this days is because , well how to say it?, I though that I was becoming a crafty woman but now I'm sure of that, I'm enjoying beading, and I have an obsession with this Jalabiya

as you have already noticed, I even put it on my blog header :)

so I'm trying to make a bead embroidery to a dress inspirated on this design, although I have this other picture of it, I can't really appreciate good the drawing, and my dress has an other cut, then I'll have to make some changes , this is what I have done till now, today was the first day I been working on it ok.


The two first pictures are the oldest design my dress had (not made it by me ok)from left to right the belt and neck, as you can see it was very simple and horrible, I really hate it, below them are the new design on the opening of the top, and the other one is the sleeve (not finished yet).
I hope finish on Friday insh'allah.....(Worry face)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How to look good in a Photo

Have you ever wonder what is the secret of the models and stars to always look good in the pictures?, Well I had, I know there are millions of resources that can help anyone look like an star, and there are programs like Photoshop that can help alot if you don't want any one notice those little wrinkles that start to appear or those spots here and there, or any other imperfection, but in the " real" world what could help us to look better in a Picture?



Personally I look "horrible" in pictures, but there is people (like my husband, seriously) that doesn't matter if they are or not really "beautifully" they always looks good in the pictures, they handle to always adopt the right position that will makes them look just perfect.



Finally Industry experts provide us useful advises on how to look good in a picture.





Thursday, September 9, 2010

Eid Mubarak !! ****Update****

For all readers of The SharePoint and occasional visitors, I want to Wish to you all a Happy Eid, and also to tell you I will not being posting until eid finish...Sorry, I plan to spend this days with my family (kind of vacations), so for you who placed orders from Muslim Elegance, all the orders are shipped now, if you are interested in place a new order please contact me at Eid please.

Also to tell you I'm expecting new products don't forget to check our online shop .

EID MUBARAK !!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fashion and Hijab-Choosing the right one

Egypt in this days has a grown number of girls that has adopted the "Hijab", it sounds really good, since Egypt is a Muslim Country, the only problem in this is they are doing it because of the " Fashion".


Egyptian girls has a wrong idea about "Fashion", many of them leave their homes wearing as if they will appear in a TV program or if they were Models from a "Fashion Magazine", which they are not, sadly for them, they try the best to look perfect, even when this some times doesn't work out, they often look to the others around them, probably they can copy some style or to be aware of the new street fashion,this style of hijab has become one of the most popular between the "Hijabis" here in Egypt:



Even some companies only hire women who were this style and not this one I think more correct for a Muslim women:




They try really hard to be "Fashionable", this is something we shouldn't criticize,thought, this is something "Natural" we are women and we always will be attracted to "Fashion", but the problem is that, we are forgetting the real intention of wearing Hijab, more women believe that the Non-Hijabis has more options to look good with whatever they wear, Hijabis has a real hard time finding the appropriate clothes, if they looks good probably they will not cover you good, if they cover you they doesn't looks good, and what about the different shape of bodies, and don't speak when it comes to choose the right hijab style that looks good for you and in the same time covers you appropriate.


More women who wear modestly are criticized because they looks older than what they really are due to their clothing style, this is not bad at all, they are following god orders, but what if we follow our dress code in Islam and in same time we look a bit better?.....ooh that will be just perfect isn't it?


Let's talk about those "Hijabis" with tight clothes and "Full make up", seriously I will blame their parents and not them, the other day my husband and I we went to buy our Eid clothes and there I sow a woman wearing an abaya and khemar while her daughter was wearing the most tight jeans you can imagine showing her big ok not big but huge butt (I'm not kidding) and a tight blouse, with the first hijab style in this post, I was tempted to take a picture but the girl doesn't take his ayes off me, why I didn't know, I was wearing really normal and my converts, ...I'm very casual hehehe. So, this things makes you wonder why this mother let her daughter do that?,and is just an example of what is going on here, My husband every time talk about his college time, when girls aboard the train wearing hijab and when they arrive to the city, usually Alexandria and Cairo, they take it off, also prostitutes wearing niqab (WT....), all this happen without their parents know, but if you raise your kids with good basis in Islam and education then nothing of this would happen.


In the other hand the media is a huge influence in youth no doubt about it, I talk before about this magazine "Hijab Fashion", where they feature some times really ridiculous hijab styles others that doesn't cover you right, but all this if you know what wear a hijab means you will only take the good tips and use them in an appropriate hijab.


The trick lays in chosen the right fabrics and colors for you.


We are right now in summer then lets choose cotton fabrics also Chiffon is good option because those materials will let you "breath", also use a cotton under scarf which will help you to stabilize your hijab, stylise it, and is not to hot.


about colors it depends on your skin color, here some tips about how to choose the right colors for you:


Skin tone color matching, also known as color analysis, is the process of finding the makeup and clothes that most flatter your complexion. With this process people are divided into "seasons" based on their appearance. Skin, hair and eye color are all taken into account. So figure out what "season" you are and you'll know what colors will be more flattering.

So, what category do you fall under? All skin tones can be categorized as either "cool" or "warm." If you have a cool skin tone then your skin will have pink or blue undertones and any visible veins will look blue. Platinum or silver looks better than gold on a cool skin tone. With a warm skin tone, a person will have yellow undertones and their veins will appear green. Gold is the metal of choice for warm skin. Once you figure out if you are warm or cool, then it is time to determine if you are "clear" or "muted." A person with clear skin will normally have a large contrast between their hair, skin and eyes. This skin will have a slight translucent quality to it. Muted skin will not have as much of a contrast. With muted skin you might see ash tones, and it will appear softer in color than that of a clear skin tone. Knowing if you are "warm" or "cool" and "clear" or "muted" will determine what season you are a part of.

The first of the skin tone seasons we'll look at is winter. Winter skin is cool and clear. Think of very stark and dramatic skin. Asians and Africans often fall into this category. Caucasians with very pale skin and dark hair will fall into this category as well. Winters look best in true white, true black, cool grays, navy blue, deep reds, bright pinks, jewel tones (emerald, royal blue, royal purple), and icy pastels. Colors to avoid include beige, orange, gold, brown and other washed out shades. Winter skin tone will look faded and ashy in these colors.

A summer skin tone is cool and muted. People with pale pinkish skin, ash Blondie or brown hair, and light eyes will fall under this category. A summer could also have a strong complexion that tans easily. Summers are mostly natural blondes. Summer skin tone has a low level of contrast between eye, hair and skin color. Pastels, neutrals, and muted colors look best. Lavender, rose, mauve, pale yellow, and light blue are a few examples of flattering muted colors for the summer skin tone. Colors to avoid include black and orange. Also, other intense, vivid colors will be too harsh and drown out a summer skin tone.

An autumn skin tone is warm and muted. People with light golden skin, red or brown hair, and brown eyes will be considered autumns. An autumn might also have darker honey colored hair or golden blonde hair with blue eyes that have a gray or turquoise cast. These people will burn easily in the sun. Autumns look best in earth tones that are rich and muted. Think of colors you would see on autumn leaves and spices. Caramel, beige, burnt orange, gold, dark reds, olive, ivory, camel and rich brown look great on autumns. Cool shades should be avoided. They will give you a pale appearance. Pink is extremely unflattering. Clear, bright colors and black and white will make you look faded and should be avoided as well.

A spring skin tone is warm and clear. Someone with light blonde, auburn, or strawberry blonde hair and clear light blue or green eyes will fall into this category most times. Springs have extremely light, ivory skin. Freckles and rosy cheeks are seen in springs as well. If you can't decide whether you are a spring or autumn, most times autumns have dark eyes while springs have pale eyes. Pale, soft colors look best on springs. Ivory, peach, true reds, clear blues, camel, light pink, coral, golden yellow, golden brown, aqua and bright greens are all flattering on a spring however. This skin tone does not go well with dark, dull colors. Black and white will also be too contrasting for a spring skin tone.

Hopefully this will give you a hint as to what color looks best with your skin tone. Remember, these are just general guidelines. Sometimes a color that isn't supposed to look good on you does and you look fabulous. You need to use your own discretion here and ask a friend with good taste for their opinion.


**Some colors works for all skin tones, use this examples to convine your hijab (1 or more) and under scarves:**


Egg Plant-
Some colors work for all skin tones, because they fall into the middle of the color spectrum, meaning they're not too warm or too cool, Case in point: eggplant (Pantone 19-2311 TC). "the perfect purple" because it is extremely versatile, almost like a black, a dark brown, or a navy.




Indian Teal



Colors on opposite sides of the color wheel enhance each other, which is why strawberries look so good packaged in green containers, the color-wheel opposite of pink-plays up a healthy flush in the skin. Plus, it's more versatile than a bright, summery turquoise, so you can wear it well into the fall with black, brown, and other neutrals.







Mellow Rose-

Somewhere between a light pink and a peach, which looks more like a neutral than a pastel. This color highlights the natural flush of one's face, giving anyone who wears it a glow.


Now that we know what colors are the best for us lets find our appropriate hijab style..........To be continue.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Can Facebook survive growing discontent?

By:Christian Science Monitor
Edited by: That's Me

It may be the world's most popular social networking site, but there are signs of a backlash among its millions of users
A few weeks ago, the American Consumer Satisfaction Index ranked Facebook in the bottom five per cent of all privately held companies in the United States.

By that measure, the most popular social network in the world is less liked by the average American than the property- and casualty-insurance industry, the companies that sell tax-filing software, the food manufacturing sector, and the makers of dog food.

Larry Freed, the CEO of ForeSee, the analytics company that helped compile the ACSI results, called Facebook's performance "abysmal."

"This is a rare scenario in the American economy; usually customer satisfaction is intertwined with market success," Freed wrote in a white paper that accompanied the index. He went on to identify the various reasons that consumers — the ACSI interviewed some 70,000 of them — were dissatisfied with Facebook.

Among the most pressing concerns: shoddy navigation controls, mountains of spam, intrusive advertising, annoying applications, "the constant and unpredictable interface changes," the rejiggered news feed, and problematic security and privacy controls. "There is no shortage of complaints about Facebook," Freed concluded.

The next morning, July 21, 2010, Facebook signed up its 500 millionth member. "This is an important milestone for all of you who have helped spread Facebook around the world," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted on the website.

The tracking firm Hitwise published data showing that Facebook had for at least one week in July replaced Google as the most-clicked website in the US. Facebook revealed that its users spend a total of 700 billion minutes on the site a month, and half of all Facebook members sign onto the site at least once a day.

The obvious dichotomy at play here — between consumer dissatisfaction and staggering growth — has become the norm for Facebook, a site that as recently as 2006 was still struggling to compete with MySpace, the then-dominant social network. No longer.

Between January 2009 and January of this year, Facebook nearly doubled its membership, leaving MySpace in the dust. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg has predicted that Facebook will eventually hit the 1-billion-member mark worldwide, an unprecedented landmark for a social-media site.

And yet in the past year, Facebook has been regularly forced to tamp down waves of user unrest — over redesigns and more pressing problems, such as privacy — often at the same time the site is posting extraordinary traffic and membership gains.

This spring, for instance, a group of users organised a "Quit Facebook Day" event to lobby against changes to the security settings on the site. On May 31, more than 31,000 users reportedly deleted their Facebook profiles in protest.

It was enough to grab some mainstream-media attention, but not enough to counteract Facebook's rate of expansion. According to the site Inside Facebook, membership grew that May by 7.8 million users — in the US alone.

The question now is whether Facebook can continue to stave off criticism.

Dramatisation

In October, Columbia Pictures is set to release The Social Network, a movie that dramatises early conflicts between Zuckerberg and his Facebook cofounders. ("You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies," reads the tag line.)

The arrival of The Social Network has been heralded by some as bad news for Facebook, but it might be more aptly viewed as evidence of the centripetal force that Facebook now plays in American culture. After all, it's hard to imagine any studio trotting out a movie version of the founding of IMDb.com.

"I definitely think Facebook is critic-proof," says Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires, which serves as the inspiration for The Social Network. "It's such a huge part of our lives, it's such a quickly growing company, that any critique falls flat. Unless [the Facebook staff] does something really phenomenally stupid, and I can't see for the life of me what that would be, a certain age group is going to keep using the site. That's the brilliance of Facebook."

For the time being, the majority of media watchers are inclined to agree with Mezrich, if only because there is no social-media challenger currently robust enough to knock Facebook off its perch.

MySpace has seen its traffic erode sharply over the past couple of years. Twitter is, well, too Twittery — it's treated by most users as a broadcasting service or an advertising platform, rather than a fully functioning network.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Google is developing a new social-media service, but the details are vague, and in the best-case scenario, it would be several years before Google could hope to rival Facebook's hold on the market. (Google launched Orkut in 2004, which never really gained traction in the US but grew very popular in Brazil and India.)



"Facebook has been able to achieve scale in a way that no social network before it has done," says Adam Ostrow, editor in chief of the social-media blog Mashable. "In other words, most of your family, friends, and co-workers are already on there, making the cost of switching to something else — or turning it off entirely — way too high right now, at least if you want to be kept up to date."

That hasn't stopped a handful of scrappy developers from trying to kick-start their own Facebook-killers. The highest profile of the bunch is the team behind Diaspora, which is being billed as "a privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network."

The site is expected to launch a pilot program in early September. On the Diaspora website, the network's founders, three 20-somethings and one 19-year-old who met at New York University, say that it is their "one and only goal to get Diaspora in the hands of every man, woman, and child at summer's end." It's an intentionally quixotic statement, of course.

But it does raise the question of what exactly it would take for millions of Facebook users to decamp for a different site. A giant security meltdown? A crippling computer virus?

CEO gaffes

In recent months, tech reporters have played up a series of gaffes and missteps from Zuckerberg, including an incident at the ‘D: All Things Digital' conference in June, where the Facebook CEO seemed to be thrown off-balance by a series of questions on user security.

Several news outlets also reported that Zuckerberg has openly disparaged the intelligence of Facebook users and questioned whether Joe Facebook Member actually cares that much about his online privacy.
The image that has emerged of Zuckerberg in the press is of a shaky, sweaty executive, uncomfortable with tackling the thornier issues and insensitive toward the consumers that have made him one of the wealthiest men in the world.

But Daniel Castro, a senior analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, says that Silicon Valley gossip about Zuckerberg will ultimately have little impact on Facebook's bottom line.

"I don't think the average user is thinking of [Zuckerberg]," Castro says. "They're thinking of themselves. And their friends."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Unmentioned Egyptian Origens

While we were taking al iftar today, we were watching a TV program called "Rames Hawl al al alam", this program is about this guy Rames who travel around the world and shows some information about each place with a touch of humor, really nice, so this time he is in Ameerika, to be more exacts in L.A, he was in company of a tourist guide, when they went to visit the Liberty statue, he said in Arabic that he will now ask to the guide a shay question...the question was..is it true that this statue was originally for Egypt and not for USA?...So the guide smiled and answer YES it was.

Fotographer Alex Ramon
You should have seen the proud in my husband (Egyptian btw) when he listened this, I really didn't know it aether so it was a big surprise for us to hear that, then I came to google and search, but I really don't know why weekipedia doesn't mention this....any one???.....but I found this article very interesting about the real history of the statue:




She was supposed to look like an Arab peasant, robed in the folds of Muslim precepts.
she was supposed to be the welcome ma'am at Port Said in Egypt, that her name was supposed to be either Egypt or Progress, and that the flame she was brandishing was to symbolize the light she was bringing to Asia, which had claims to newness all its own.

The Statue of Liberty was really inspired by the huge statues at Abu Simbel (Egypt). Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the statue designed the American Lady of Liberty as 'Egypt carrying the light of Asia'. However, the Khedive Ismail decided that the project was too expensive, so the 'Light of Asia' was sent to the US instead, where she became the Statue of Liberty.

Lighting the Way to Asia
All this from the imaginative scruffles of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the Alsatian-French sculptor who'd fallen in love with his own Orientalist fantasies about the Middle East after a trip to Egypt's Luxor spreads in 1855. He liked Egypt's colossal sculptures, those "granite beings of imperturpable majesty" with their eyes seemingly "fixed on the limitless future." He liked just as much the then-fashionable notions of Europeans thinking themselves the "Orient"'s best thing since unsliced baklava. Bartholdi returned to Egypt in 1869 with the blueprints for a toga-draped giant of a woman who'd double-up as a lighthouse at the entrance of the Suez Canal, which opened that year to fanfare and (British and French) stockholders' delight.

The Suez Canal may have been in Egypt. But Egypt wasn't reaping its monetary benefits. The American Civil War had done wonders for Egyptian wealth thanks to the blockade of Southern cotton, which turned Egyptian cotton into gold. But the price of cotton crashed after the Civil War and so did Egypt's economy. Suez revenue could have picked up the slack. Instead, it went into the pockets of European investors (until Egypt's Gama Abdel Nasser nationalized the waterway in 1956, to the disingenuous fury of France and Britain).

From Lady Egypt to Lady Liberty
As Bartholdi was sketching one likeness of his great statue after another, it became apparent that his plan would never get Egypt's financing. Bartholdi was crushed. He sailed to New York. And there, as his ship was entering New York Harbor, he saw Bedloe's Island, deserted, oval-shaped, perfectly positioned to bear his creation. She wouldn't be Egypt. But she'd still be Barthold's. He worked out an arrangement with Gustav Eiffel to build the statue in 350 pieces in Paris, for the French government to pay for the statue (that was back when French and Americans had more respect than reproach for each other), and with American donors to pay for the 89-foot pedestal. Bartholdi's goal was to have the dedication coincide with the centennial of the American Revolution, somewhere around July 4, 1876.

It happened a bit later, on Oct. 28, 1886, with a military, naval and civic parade in Manhattan, ending at the Battery at the tip of the island, with Gen. Charles P. Stone, who as the statue's American engineer, was essentially its midwife, was the parade's grand marshal. She was no longer an Egyptian woman. She was "Liberty Enlightening the World."

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Bejewelled Abaya from S*uce

By Vanessa Khawam




From London’s exclusive multi-brand department store, Harrods, to Dubai’s uber unique boutique, S*uce, Toujouri is looking set for a fabulous future in fashion. The Qatar based fashion label, designed by Lama El Moatsessem was launched back in 2008 and has taken one giant fashionable step since.

The name Toujouri we’re told translates to treasure chest in Arabic, and it’s not hard to see how the brand embrances it’s aptly named titled. The traditionally made pieces cut in a modern manner are finished with jewels and gems for an eye-popping display. The overall result makes these gowns ooze lust-worthiness.

Although it’s no surprise that Moatsessem has stitched the path of Toujouri into a perfect path. Afterall she did study at both London College of Fashion and Central St. Martins School of Fashion. Moatsessem then went on to work at international fashion houses Chloé and Matthew Williamson. So after gaining an impressive resume she decided to branch out on her own.

The Toujouri boutique is set to open this autumn in the Pearl in Qatar. The new collection is available at S*uce now.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Stylish Hijab Wrap Step by Step

I don't know you but when it comes to style my hijab I'm in real trouble, it could be really frustrating when you see all those girls outside with really gorgeous Hijab Designs....we will not talk about clothing here ok....I just look at them and I wish to can do something if not exactly at least near hehehe, Alhamdulillah Egypt has a really helpful and practical magazine...they don't pay me for this commercial ok...where you can find step by step Hijab wrapping ideas here an example:

I was trying to write " Don't forget to cover this part.....talking about the neck", for this hijab style I will recommend you use a Full under scarf which will cover you perfectly and then you can style the hijab above it.

You will need: An under scaf (cotton preferably), 2 oblong scarfs (use light fabrics like cotton), and pins.

**Tip: If you are worry about the heat using under scarf and more than one hijab together, then you can use a cotton under scarf which will help you to feel more fresh.

You can also change the style of the hijab for something more shinny or sparkly if you are attending an special event.

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Sorry I'm not good describing, so, I think an image is better than thousand words.
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Twist the rest of the Hijab and pin the edges with the rest of the hijab.

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Really nice style from Egypt for those trandy Hijabis

If you have a short sleeve blouse remember that in Muslim Elegance you can find really nice Sleeves to cover your arms without have to use an other long sleeved blouse under it.



I know Egyptian girls has a very strange style sometimes but I have to say too, that this is their style, Some groups in Africa wear strange vestiments but is their style their culture, some Americans definilly has wird styles to dress, what about the Emirates?, where all use Black Abaya with a Camel style Hijab, so why we should critize the way of dress from the others?
I will always say that Egypt rules when it come to Hijab!

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