Colored Jean Trends and Faux Pas

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate more color into your wardrobe, colored jeans are a great way to do it. Jeans are versatile, can be mixed and matched into different looks, and dressed up or down. And now that you can buy them in almost any color, the possibilities are nearly endless

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You know a trend has hit cosmic status when celebrities start embracing it. And when Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, appeared at an impromptu field hockey game in a pair of coral-colored jeans, sales went through the roof.
After a lifetime of regular blue denim washes, though, the thought of colored jeans can be daunting. Don’t be intimidated. You won’t look like a glow stick or a piece of candy. You just need to know the do’s and the don’ts of the trend.
Do:
Don’t:
Some popular colors for jeans are coral, different shades of blues, mustard, orange, purple and green

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. See if any of these work for you! Sometimes all you’ll need to pair with your new jeans is a plain white tee.

Sand Walking Exercises

Walking on the sand is great exercise and requires more exertion than walking on a hard surface. Tendons, ligaments and muscles all must work harder when walking in the sand because your foot sinks into the surface. If you overdo your barefoot walking on the sand, however

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, you could get shin splints, painful tendons and sore feet. To avoid these injuries, strengthen the underused muscles to make walking on the sand easier.
Walking on the sand requires strong feet and calf muscles. Performing calf raises, either barefoot or in shoes, will strengthen your feet and calves. Stand on the edge of a step with the balls of your feet on the step, toes pointed straight forward and your heels hanging off. Go up onto your tippy toes as high as you can, pause and then slowly lower as far as you can, gently stretching your Achilles tendon. Work up to three sets of 10 to 15 repetitions. Variations include pointing the toes inward, outward and doing one leg at a time.
Walking lunges are a good all-around lower body strengthening exercise that also challenge your core and balance. The stronger your legs and core

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, the easier it is to walk on the sand. One of the best ways to do lunges is to do them in the sand, either with or without shoes. Walking lunges are like an exaggerated type of walking, taking extra-long, deep strides. With your hands on your hips, take a long stride forward with your right leg and then bend your left knee and lower it to the sand. Straighten your left leg, bring it forward to meet the right leg and then take a long stride forward with the left leg. Bend the right knee and drop it to the sand. Doing lunges in the sand versus doing them on a hard surface allows for a deeper stride since you can safely hit the sand with the back knee without causing injury.
The yoga pose known as the ¡°tree pose¡± is great for strengthening your feet and your core as well as testing your balance. Shift all your weight to your right foot, grab your left foot and place your left heel against your right inner thigh as high as you can, so you are balancing on just one foot. Your pelvis and center of gravity should be directly above that foot. Hold your hands folded in front of you or straighten your arms and reach for the sky. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute and switch sides for the same amount of time. By standing on one leg, your feet, ankles and calves will be ready for a walk on the beach.
Runners train by running, cyclists train by cycling. So walking on the sand is a good way to prepare your body to walk on the sand. Walking slowly on the sand requires more effort than walking quickly or jogging, according to DiscoverWalking.com. The website states that ¡°walking in the sand requires 2.1 to 2.7 times more energy than walking on a hard surface¡± and ¡°jogging in sand uses 1.6 times more energy than jogging on hard surfaces.¡±

Is driving stoned worse than driving drunk?

When the red and blue lights begin flashing in your car’s rearview mirror, your stomach sinks. And then panic sets in. You don’t have any weed on your person, but you smoked a bowl before leaving a friend’s low-key party. Desperate, you reach for the air freshener and rub it on your shirt just as the officer exits the patrol car.
As you find yourself outside your vehicle performing the perfunctory sobriety tests — following a moving pen with your eyes, walking heel to toe and standing on one foot — your sense of impending doom fades, and you feel a glimmer of hope. You may be completely baked, but you’re sailing through these assessments like an Olympic gymnast.
Turns out, field sobriety tests catch nearly 90 percent of drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, but they are far less effective at spotting drivers under the influence of marijuana. In one study, a mere 30 percent of drivers under the influence of THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana, failed these standard sobriety tests.
So, with all these stoned drivers, are they any more dangerous than drunk drivers?
It’s clear marijuana use negatively affects one’s ability to drive, making a person twice as likely to get in an accident. However, the odds are demonstrably worse when drinking and driving. An analysis of federal crash data finds that drivers who are young (20-something) and at the legal limit for driving (blood alcohol content of

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.08 percent), are 20 times more likely to get into a deadly accident than their sober peers. The increased risk remains for older drivers, too. Even up to age 34, they are nine times more likely to die in a car accident when driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent. Once this legal limit is surpassed with another drink or two, the odds of fatality only increase.
The difference in outcomes for stoned drivers versus drunk drivers lies in the way stoned drivers act behind the wheel. While drunk drivers tend to speed and make risky decisions, stoned drivers lollygag along and play it safe. They’re more likely to be stopped for driving far below the speed limit than for surpassing it. Plus, marijuana enthusiasts often toke at home, which lessens the odds of them driving around stoned in the first place [source: Koerth-Baker].
Some even credit the legalization of marijuana with making roads safer. For example, a review of 13 states that approved medical marijuana legislation between 1990 and 2009 found that traffic deaths decreased by an average of nearly 9 percent. Some speculate that as the use of marijuana increased in those states, the use of alcohol may have decreased. What’s more, several studies report that smoking a small amount of marijuana — about a third of a joint — has little impact on a driver’s ability behind the wheel. Those who are habitual pot smokers can tolerate moderate doses of THC with little negative affect on driving performance

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. However, drivers with very high levels of THC in their bloodstream had trouble staying in their lanes and responding to unexpected obstacles [sources: Sandell, Palmer].
While some studies may show that driving stoned is no worse than driving drunk — and that marijuana use may even offer an edge when it comes to maintaining slow speeds — the best policy is to refrain from getting behind the wheel at all if one’s sobriety is in question. And mixing alcohol and marijuana makes you an even more dangerous driver than just being drunk.

How to Design a Woman’s Closet

You may be facing the same situation in your closet as can be seen in the “before” picture shown below. It can be a disheartening picture. But this article will help you turn that picture into a woman’s closet you can be proud of.
First, remove the clothing from the rod and the stacks of merchandise strewed on the shelf and floor. Place these items into groups of similar objects. Calculate how much room you’ll need for each group, then measure the space available in the closet — length, width, and depth. You will then have the numbers you need to formulate a tentative layout. This layout is much like working with a group of building blocks of assorted sizes. Give some thought to the items of a woman’s wardrobe that must go in these “blocks” of space: dresses, skirts, sweaters, blouses, high heels, handbags, necklaces, and a range of other items. The closet must have sufficient space to hang the dresses, as well as shelf space designed to fit high-heel shoes, knee-high boots, or wide-brimmed hats. After the hanging clothes have been positioned in the layout, play around with your remaining “blocks” of space, both horizontally and vertically, to fill in the gaps with your accessories.
As with any closet project, the route from a disorganized mess to a neat and orderly closet design starts with establishing a set of standard operational procedures, or handling instructions

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, for the clothes and accessories that will be stored in the closet. Do not deviate from these guidelines; without standard procedures, you cannot maintain control of your closet.
Remove accompanying belts from slacks, skirts, and dresses. Otherwise, the garments may be stretched out of shape. Belts belong on a belt rack. When hanging slacks, match the inside seam to the outside seam at the bottom edge. Hold the slacks at the bottom, and the crease line is defined. Buttoning or zipping the slacks misaligns the crease. Simply follow the crease line to the waistband and gently mold the zipper and placket into a fold. Then fold the slacks near the middle of their length and insert them onto a hanger, keeping the fold in the center of the hanger. You may prefer to hang your slacks by their full length, which calls for a type of hanger known as a clamp hanger. But be warned: These hangers might mar the cuffs of slacks or the waistbands of skirts by leaving pressure marks that are difficult to remove.
When hanging blouses and dresses, fasten the top button, perhaps the top two, or, best of all, every other button for the entire length of the garment. This eliminates wrinkles, cock-eyed collars, and twisted plackets. After putting the garment on the hanger, place the hanger on the rod so that all hangers face the same direction. Perhaps the worst habit you can get into is deliberately pulling a garment from its hanger. Instead, remove the hanger from the rod and then unbutton the garment from the hanger

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When handbags are placed on a shelf or in a cubbyhole, they should face the same direction and be in an upright position. Create divided compartments for handbags, with each compartment containing one color or a range of colors from light to dark. Closures should be properly buckled, snapped, or tied shut; if the straps or handles can be placed inside the handbag, do so. This stops the straps from getting tangled with other items in the closet.
Each part of your closet can be designed in a variety of configurations. You must determine which aspects of the given designs are most productive and effective for your own circumstances. For instance, in the “after” photograph, what is in the drawers? Lingerie? Socks? Nightgowns? Jewelry? Would the drawers serve you better in the bedroom itself? You must decide for yourself if it is a good idea to place dresser drawers in the closet. If the drawers contain items that are worn repeatedly before they are washed — such as sweatshirts, sweatpants, jeans, and other garments that you tend to throw on after work each day or for chores and/or leisure activities — it’s a waste of valuable space to stash them in a drawer unit. You would be far better served by placing them on shelves (perhaps behind a cabinet door).
The ideal way to handle these items, as well as robes and other nightwear, is to place a few small hooks in the accessible spaces along the side edges of the closet, or you could develop a system on the inside of the closet door. Also consider the manner in which the boots are stored. These boots could be folded for storage, using less shelf space. It isn’t true that your boots will suffer damage from this position.
As you become more aware of your closet space and its various configurations, the problem of seasonal clothes may enter your mind. It can be distressing to look at a wardrobe that contains items you know won’t be worn until the fall or spring. On the other hand, it can be a real nuisance to try to find these items in storage when the weather changes quickly. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages, and you must decide for yourself which works best for you.
Of course, the capacity of some closets simply cannot match your needs, despite all your refiguring and diagramming. But if you stick to the basic principles of organizing, your closet will at least provide as much storage space as possible. The most important thing to remember is to group things into categories. One simple rule could save you a lot of space and frustration!
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