Australian fashion experts not impressed as teens undress to impress

Australian fashion experts not impressed as teens undress to impress

Natasha Harris, of Reservoir, says she feels comfortable in clingy clothes. Picture: Chris Scott

TEENAGE girls are flaunting more skin than ever, raising the eyebrows of many women across Melbourne as hemlines get shorter and shorter

Girls as young as 13 are purposely – and proudly – revealing breasts, backsides, navels and backs, and wearing clothing so tight and fitted that little is left to the imagination.

Fashion and etiquette experts have issued a plea to girls to cover up, with one even accusing some young women of dressing like “streetwalkers”.

Vogue editor Kirstie Clements said it appeared many teenagers were making a concerted effort to look trashy and wear little to no clothing.

“Skirts so short they didn’t even cover the butt cheeks,” she said.

“Half a metre of stretch nylon seems to suffice as a dress.

“Where have all the teenage girls gone who just look pretty and fresh, with sandals and a cotton sundress on?”

Former Cleo and Australian Women’s Weekly editor turned etiquette queen Ita Buttrose said “less is best” did not apply to the way you get dressed.

“Sometimes I think that you can be more alluring covered up than you can be uncovered,” she said.

“I see girls heading off to work in tops that I think are too low-cut for the office. I think some girls do themselves a disservice by letting so much hang out.”

Fashion commentator Zoe Foster said the tight, skimpy trend was being influenced by reality TV stars such as Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, celebrities who have become fashion idols by pairing super-short dresses with stripper-style platform heels.

“Girls feel they have to show legs, breasts and bum to be sexy and to stand out,” Ms Foster said.

“I see young girls out on a Friday night and all I want to do is put a jacket on them,” she said.

Shop Til You Drop editor Justine Cullen wrote in her editor’s column this month in a bid to get young women to cover up, calling for “basic nipple and private-parts coverage”.

“Why has it become so hard to tell your average 20-something from your average streetwalker?” Ms Cullen wrote.

But young women on Melbourne’s streets yesterday defended their right to choose.

Natasha Harris, 19, said she respected other people’s opinions, but fashion constantly evolved. The personal assistant said some people should remember they “grew up in a different era”.

“You need to look professional, but you can still look young and vibrant. It’s good we can be a bit more liberated now,” she said.

For more on the fashion experts who are asking girls to wear more clothing go to the Herald Sun.

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How to get a girl to have a threesome with you

Convince Her To Have A Threesome

Today’s tip is for those couples that are willing to try new things and are very secure within their relationships. A threesome, if done correctly, can provide couples with a creative new way to explore their inner carnal desires.

So you’d like to coax your woman into getting naughty and nasty with a third party? Well it could be an extremely difficult goal to attain. On the other hand, however, if your woman is very open-minded and sexually explicit, a threesome can be a very simple task.
three’s not for me

First off, if your significant other isn’t a very sexually open-minded individual, then it’s quite unlikely that she’ll be bringing another woman home any time soon. For instance, if she doesn’t accept you ejaculating in her face, swallowing, or worse yet, giving fellatio altogether, then I suggest that you don’t even bother suggesting the idea of a threesome.

If you do broach the topic and she’s less than enthusiastic about the idea, then it’s likely that you’ll end up having your own little threesome for some time to come — you and both of your hands. After all, if she refuses to let in you in anally, why in the world would she accept another woman in the boudoir?

Sorry guys, but some women will simply refuse to get involved in a situation that they believe is a potential threat to their relationship. If you know your girl well, then you can probably predict whether or not she’d be delighted with the idea of licking another woman’s privates, or better yet, watching another woman lick yours.
double your pleasure

For the rest of you who are pretty sure that your women will be keen on the idea of bringing another sexy vixen into the bedroom, here’s the lowdown on how to bring up the idea.

Before anything, remember that you shouldn’t act overenthusiastic, otherwise your girl might feel like this is your way of saying, “I want to cheat on you — with your permission, of course.” No matter how you bring it up, make sure that your girl knows that she is what matters most.

Gradually begin discussing sex and sexual fantasies. Put your fantasies out on display so that she can get an idea of what you like. When you begin discussing the date for three, don’t say something like, “I’ve always wanted to bang two chicks at the same time!” You should know what to say and the repercussions of being part of a threesome. Next Page >>


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Instead say something like, “I would love to see you kissing another woman.” This will flatter her and she won’t feel threatened or as though you’re dying to get into another woman’s pants. This way, you get the bonus of joining in at some point once they’re into it. If she’s open to the whole “lesbian experience”, then she’ll concentrate more on the excitement of being with another woman, rather than “my man wants to have sex with another woman.”

Your objective here is to make her understand that you do not want another woman (even though that’s probably the furthest thing from the truth!), you simply want the experience of two women.

Now if you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to set something like this up, she obviously has to be the decision maker on who the other woman will be.

Oh, and a word of advice for the oblivious at heart; don’t, I repeat don’t push for someone considerably more attractive than your woman. She will only feel insecure and renege on the whole idea and once again, you’ll be left with the “hairy palms” ordeal.
three may be a crowd

The following are the potential repercussions that may come with engaging in a threesome:

You’re left out: It’s possible that the two women may be getting off on each other so intensely that they’ll forget you’re even in the room. Believe me, it happens more often than you’d think.

You lose respect for her: After the experience, it’s possible that she may move from being the “girl I’m going to marry” to the “party girl”. Most of us are chauvinists and when we see a girl doing questionable things sexually, we habitually judge and condemn them for it. Blame it on years of evolution, or lack thereof…

She plays for the other team… permanently: Some women are into the whole aspect of being with another woman, but sometimes the woman may decide that she actually prefers the bush rather than the snake.

She becomes extremely jealous: Depending on how things go, your woman can become very jealous because you either paid too much attention to the other woman or the other woman paid too much attention to you.

You become extremely jealous: Because you may get left out of the entire tryst altogether, you may become jealous due to the fact that you were neglected.

Your relationship disintegrates: It’s possible that you or she will realize that perhaps there’s someone out there who is better suited to your needs… at least sexually speaking.

Well, there you have it: a nice and easy way of attaining what you want through cunning means. Remember that there may be some serious repercussions following the ordeal so make certain that this is what you really want.

Until next time, remind your woman that all good things come in threes!

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Senator Asks Apple About Location-Tracking Issues as Experts Weigh In

Senator Asks Apple About Location-Tracking Issues as Experts Weigh In

With much publicity about yesterday’s iOS location-tracking issue, a number of voices have already weighed in to provide additional perspective on exactly what is happening with respect to user privacy.

As noted by Ars Technica, U.S. Senator Al Franken sent a letter (PDF) to Apple CEO Steve Jobs yesterday asking for more detail on how consumers’ information is being used and why it is not encrypted.
Anyone who finds a lost or stolen iPhone or iPad or who has access to any computer used to sync one of these devices could easily download and map out a customer’s precise movements for months at a time. It is also entirely conceivable that malicious persons may create viruses to access this data from customers’ iPhones, iPads, and desktop and laptop computers. There are numerous ways in which this information could be abused by criminals and bad actors.

A number of observers have pointed out that Apple did respond to location-tracking concerns last July, noting that such information could be collected, batched, and sent to Apple to assist with generating and refining its database of cellular and Wi-Fi access points for providing location services. Location tracking is also used to aid in targeting iAds to customers based on their geographic region, although this information is not passed on to advertisers.

We mentioned in our initial report that knowledge of this “consolidated.db” file containing the timestamped location information was not new, having been used by forensic analysts associated with law enforcement seeking to determine the whereabouts of a given device (and presumably the person associated with that device) at a given time. One of the people primarily responsible for developing those forensic tools, Alex Levinson, has weighed in on the developments, specifically taking issue with several of yesterday’s claims.
While forensics isn’t in the forefront of technology headlines these days, that doesn’t mean critical research isn’t being done surrounding areas such as mobile devices. I have no problem with what Mr. Warden and Mr. Allan have created or presented on, but I do take issue with them making erroneous claims and not citing previously published work. I’m all for creative development and research, as long as it’s honest.

For example, while Apple has noted in the past that it does collect information for specific purposes, it does so anonymously. Consequently, Levinson notes that claims that Apple is gathering information about user locations are overblown. Levinson also notes that the database of locations in iOS is neither hidden nor new as presented in yesterday’s report, reporting that the file had existed in earlier versions of iOS as “h-cells.plist” but changed names and locations with iOS 4 in order to support background location services employed as part of the new multitasking features of iOS.

Finally, Levinson points to his own work, including contributions to a textbook describing exactly what the various database files are and how they are used. Levinson also developed and is continuing to work in his capacity as lead engineer Katana Forensics on Lantern, software for forensic professionals assisting them with pulling information from such files.

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Apple AirPlay Private Key Exposed

Apple AirPlay Private Key Exposed, Opening Door to AirPort Express Emulators Developer James Laird has reverse engineered the Airport Express private key and published an open source AirPort Express emulator called Shareport. This program emulates an Airport Express for the purpose of streaming music from iTunes and compatible iPods. It implements a server for the Apple RAOP protocol. Previously, the private key was unknown, which meant that only Apple’s Airport Express or official 3rd party solutions could wirelessly stream music from iTunes or equivalent. Many existing solutions such as Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil have long been able to stream music to AirPort Express or other AirPlay devices, but not the other way around. A Hacker News commenter illumin8 spells it out: Previously you could do this: iTunes — stream to –> Apple Airport Express 3rd party software — stream to –> Apple Airport Express Now you can do this: iTunes — stream to –> 3rd party software/hardware Now, it seems unlikely that any hardware manufacturers will use the unauthorized information to create AirPlay-compatible hardware products, especially when there it is possible to be an officially licensed AirPlay partner. However, this does open the door to software solutions. iTunes music , for example, could be streamed to other Macs, non-Macs, customized consoles (Xbox 360), or mobile devices with the right software. The developer originally posted the key to the VideoLan developer mailing list in case there was interest in adding that feature to a future version of VLC.

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Eight killed, 41 injured in German highway pileup Read more:

Eight killed, 41 injured in German highway pileup

A SAND storm in northern Germany caused a huge highway pileup that killed eight people and injured at least 41 others.

Rostock police spokesman Volker Werner said rescue operations were still under way and the death toll could rise.

At least 41 people were injured, many of them seriously, and taken to nearby hospitals. Others who suffered shocks or bruising received treatment on the spot, Mr werner said.

About 110 people in 80 cars and three trucks were involved in Friday’s crash a few kilometres from the Baltic Sea, Mr Werner said. At least 17 vehicles caught fire, including a truck carrying flammable material.

“Unfortunately, it looks like the death toll could rise further,” Mr Werner said. Several corpses were thought to be in the burnt vehicles, he added.

“One truck has crashed on a car, so we don’t know yet how many people are in the car below it,” he said.

The crash in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state was caused by a sand storm, but it was unclear if this was down to a sudden lack of visibility or by sand on the road, Mr Werner said.

Strong winds may have carried the sand from nearby fields – one of them freshly ploughed – to the four-lane highway, Werner said.

The region has recently experienced prolonged dry conditions, affecting agriculture and leaving soil exposed to erosion.

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Simple Family Routines Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Simple Family Routines Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Getting back to some all but forgotten family basics can have a significant impact on the prevention of childhood obesity. Adopting simple behaviors such as sitting down to a family dinner on a regular basis can get children off to a healthy start in the battle against obesity. A recent study involving a nationally representative sample of four-year-old children found that the return of the family meal, mixed with less television time, and the added ingredient of sufficient sleep, are a recipe for keeping preschoolers slim and healthy.

Regarding the outcome of the analysis, lead study author Sarah Anderson, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health at Ohio State University in Columbus, summarized, “Four-year-olds who regularly ate dinner with the family, got enough sleep and watched less than two hours of TV a day were 40 percent less likely to be obese.” Anderson also pointed out, “One of the things that’s potentially useful about recommending these routines, if they’re suggested as part of obesity-prevention counseling, is that they may have other benefits, too. And, for pediatricians and other clinicians, we don’t have easy, effective treatments for obesity in children, so it’s very important to try to prevent obesity.”

For the study, Anderson’s team analyzed data collected as part of a major health study on 8,550 American four-year-olds born in 2001. Among the participants, 18 percent were considered to be obese due to having a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile in comparison to other children of the same age and gender. Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement of height and weight used to determine obesity.

The researchers asked one parent of each of the children in the analysis to answer questions regarding family behaviors and routines. Findings revealed that only 14.5 percent of the children regularly experienced all three of the behaviors in the study, which included sharing the evening meal as a family at least five nights weekly, sleeping more than 10.5 hours nightly, and spending less than two hours watching television, videos or DVDs during weekdays. Among these children, an obesity rate of only 14.3 percent was noted, whereas among children who received no exposure to any of the behaviors, the obesity rate was 24.5 percent. The full study report is slated to be published in the March issue of Pediatrics.

The findings were seen in children having additional risk factors for obesity such as race, gender, socioeconomic status, maternal obesity, and living in a single-parent home, as well in children who were not an increased risk of becoming obese. Anderson explained, “The routines were protective even among groups that typically have a high risk for obesity. This is important because it suggests that there’s a potential for these routines to be useful targets for obesity prevention in all children.”

Anderson noted that although the study indicates an association between family habits and a child’s risk of obesity, the issue of cause and effect remains unclear. She said, “We don’t know if it’s the routines per se, or if it’s the parenting associated with these routines or something else correlated with these routines, but we do know these routines are associated with a lower incidence of obesity.”

Although the combined effect of the routine family behaviors included in the analysis had the greatest impact on lowering obesity, Anderson said that each behavior was linked to a 17 percent reduction in the risk in obesity. Therefore, if a family cannot routinely establish all three of these behaviors, she suggests, “Each of these routines was related to a lower risk of obesity, so you can choose to try the one that you think you’ll have the most success with. If you’re already doing one, consider doing another.”

In addition to eating the evening meal as a family, preparing healthier meals can offer further positive results. For some great ideas on eating healthier, see the HealthNews diet pages.

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Most Obese Mothers and Children Underestimate Their Weight

Most Obese Mothers and Children Underestimate Their Weight

A growing number of obese Americans perceive themselves as being slimmer than they actually are. A new study from Columbia University Medical Center in New York shows that among more than 200 obese mothers and children, this continuing trend may be putting many at greater risk of serious health issues. Findings of the new research were recently presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association in Atlanta, Georgia.

About one-third of children and two-thirds of adults living in the U.S. are now either overweight or obese. With the growing problem of obesity in America, it appears that the perception of being overweight is being re-defined in such a way as to lead many who are in serious need of losing weight to see their weight as being normal. In light of this dangerous trend, it comes as no surprise that the rates of diabetes and other chronic diseases continue to rise.

For their study, the researchers interviewed 111 women, and 111 children ranging in age from 7 to 13, to gather information regarding age, income and body size. In addition, the height, weight, and body mass index measurements of each participant were taken. Approximately 80 of subjects were Hispanic, and the rest were either black, Asian or white. Among the group, about 66 percent of the Mothers, and 39 percent of the children were either overweight or obese.

The participants were shown images of body silhouettes depicting various body weights ranging from underweight and normal weight, to overweight, obese, and extremely obese. When the subjects compared themselves to the silhouettes, findings showed that 82 percent of obese women, and 42.5 percent of overweight women underestimated their weight. In addition, about 13 percent of women having a normal viewed themselves as being thinner than they were. Among the children in the study, 86 percent of those who were overweight or obese underestimated their weight, as did 15 percent of those being of normal weight.

But it didn’t stop there. In addition to misguided self-perceptions about weight, close to half of the study participants projected the lighter image to their family members. Findings showed that 47.5 of mothers of overweight or obese children thought their children were at a healthy weight, while 41 percent of children whose mothers were overweight or obese thought their parent needed to lose weight.

Regarding the findings, lead author of the study, Nicole E. Dumas, M.D., an internal medicine resident at Columbia, “A lot of their misperception has to do with the fact that overweight and obesity is becoming the norm.” She also pointed out, “There was a trend that showed that as women became more and more overweight, and then obese, the larger the misperception of true body weight was. Unfortunately, we found this was the case with the children as well.”

Although Dumas acknowledged that the findings may not be respesentative of the American population as a whole, she noted that other studies have found similar trends. Indeed, in a 2009 survey, when participants were asked to evaluate their weight stage based on their body mass index, thirty percent of those measuring in the overweight class said they were of normal weight, while 70 percent of the obese respondents believed they were only overweight. In addition, sixty percent of morbidly obese respondents said they were merely obese.

Similarly, in the report F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010, published by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers found that an increasing number of children are either overweight or obese and that their parents are in denial. Parents who were polled about their children overwhelmingly—to the tune of 84 percent— rated their children as having a normal or healthy weight, while in fact that was not true in many of the cases.

With obesity affecting more than 30 percent of adults, as well as over 30 percent of children in America, it’s time to cut the calories and get more exercise. Our nation’s health is at stake, and we all need to take responsibility for our own individual health as well as that of our families.

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