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You are right, getting rid of a double chin does make a person look better. This can be easily done by liposuction of this particular area. This is be done either by local or general anaesthesia. A small incision is done but usually there is no scar left. You'll have to wear a chin band for a couple of weeks. The result is usually very satisfying.
I am a 26-year-old and very stressed because I am becoming bald. In fact I am bald on the top part of my head. I think it runs in my family, as my father is also bald. My baldness makes me look older. I would like to know about hair transplant.
Hair transplant is a permanent way of solving your problem. It is a procedure in which hair follicles (hair roots) are transplanted into the bald parts of your head. Hair will start growing from these follicles just like your own natural hair, as these are your own hairs. A strip of hair is taken from the back of your head and cut into thin slivers and from these the hair follicles are cut out. All of this is done under magnification. Then these are transplanted. The whole procedure takes 6 to 7 hours and is done under local anaesthesia. The new hair starts growing within 4 to 6 months and you can cut and style it according to your wish. This procedure is known as follicle transplant and is the latest technique done nowadays.
I have a problem related to my throat. I have several bouts of sore throat and have difficulty swallowing and suffer from this all year round. It would be great if you could give me some advice.
From what you wrote it sounds like you are suffering from chronic tonsillitis. This will probably keep bothering you and you'll have to take oral antibiotics and antihistamines or you can get a tonsillectomy operation done. This will solve your problem permanently.
By The Way
You can produce excellent window cleaning results with far less soap than you'd expect. In fact, pure water streaks are far less visible when they dry than streaks from a soapier solution. So, if you leave any water behind on a window after squeegee-ing, it will look better using less soap. This is especially true when cleaning tinted or mirrored glass.
Under A Different Sky
By Iffat Nawaz
To see it the way it is
I never use to see it the way it is. I always overanalysed, misunderstood, or understood more than I needed to. I just never saw it, the way it is.
Two years ago I wrote a piece on July 4th: about the fireworks, about DC celebrating USA's Independence Day. I remember it being quite negative. I think I had concluded something in the line of how disappointing the fireworks were; what a farce this whole celebration was and so forth. The whole piece was drenched in annoyance and bitterness, expecting the world and getting only Somalia.
To keep true to my declaration of two years ago, last year I didn't even take part in anything that comes close to the Independence Day celebration. I went home to my Mother, had bhaat and daal and rested all day watching mindless Hindi movies, and hopped back on a train while fireworks were going off on the sky. I didn't pay much attention to them. They are all the same every year, always; I knew better.
But time always mends my heart. And I forget things, the depth of it, unless it really hurt or felt good. And disappointments always deserve second chances. So I wanted this 4th to be more happening than the last few…
This year, 4th of July fell in the middle of the week- a Wednesday, and a day off. And I wanted to take advantage of the break in the middle of the week. For some reason, a day off in the middle of the week always deserves more attention than a day off attached to the weekend. I ended up gathering a bunch of enthusiastic friends who wanted to do something different. And we settled for taking kayaks out in the river; kayaking to the point where the fire works go off, right on top of the Washington monument and the Abraham Lincoln memorial; to the point where fireworks seem to dissolve into water. I wanted to be in that water, right there, although I don't love fireworks, I do love the water.
America is on July 4th what Bangladesh is on Eid. People hopping from friends' to relatives', from one barbeque party to the next, and I ended up doing the same. And by the time I reached the kayaks at 7 at night, I was well fed and taken care of. So my day was already a good one, 4th or not.
On the water I took a nap, a short nap looking at the still lit sky, the setting sun. We kayaked around Roosevelt Island. We saw the lands around us filled with people, where I usually would be. Growing up, visiting USA during the summers, my Father always took us to see the fireworks. With his camera he would capture each piece going off making art on the sky. I miss those days. Not the fireworks but just the feeling of July, my father with his camera.
As more daughters held their fathers' hands on the lands around us we floated in the water waiting for the fireworks. And it started, glowing;bursting in the sky; reflecting twice on the water; my water, my kayak; all over my body. It reflected, and it wasn't beautiful, it was perfect. It was the way I should have always seen it, but I didn't, because I didn't want to.
The whole thing lasted only fifteen minutes, maybe even less. And I didn't want it to be longer because it's not something you want to last forever.And while it went off, the red, white, green flowers, the gold balls that look like kodom phul (my favourite), the blue stars, I realized that maybe to see something the way it is you have to be at the right place. I have been in America for fifteen years during which fireworks have been a part of my every year Fourth of July, whether I like it or not. And for the first time I enjoyed it. Was it the water, the kayak, was it the company, or was it me? But it was…and I saw it for the first time the way it is.
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