Earrings Through TimeWritten by Sher Matsen
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During early 1800, jewelers began to mount gemstones, on an open back claw setting. This allowed light to pass through gems enhancing their color and brilliance. By 1850s, earrings had once again disappeared from fashion scene. This was once again a result of changing hairstyles. The new styles that involved wearing hair gathered in a knot at back resulted in ears being totally hidden. As well bonnets had arrived on scene which also made wearing earrings rather difficult. During early 20th century screw backs were invented which meant women no longer had to pierce their ears. These became very popular. Some circles even began to believe piercing ones ears was rather barbaric. After WWI shorter hairdos became very popular. Earrings were perfect for filling space from short hair to shoulder and once again became a popular fashion statement. During 1920s art deco styles took hold, recognized by their straight or angled designs. Very long chandelier earrings were also quite popular during this time. During 1930s clip on was invented. Because clip ons held earring more snuggly than screw backs they became number one choice for many years to come. Pierced ears faded into background. During 1950s earrings were light and aerodynamic. By 1960s earrings had become fun and innovative. Texture and color was very important. Prior to 1960s earrings were dedicated to either evening wear or day wear with evening wear earrings being more elegant. During 1960s this all changed when distinction between what was acceptable for evening or day faded away. By 1970s we had entered an “everything goes” style to earrings and pierced ears had made a comeback. Women were buying earrings in large quantities for every occasion. . Today it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t have pierced ears. Today men are as interested in earrings as women. Men often prefer studs or small hoops, they may wear one earring, two or more depending on individual’s tastes. Children now get their ears pierced often at a very young age, even sometimes as babies. Women may have anywhere from one set of holes to piercings right up ear. The fashion of earrings has come a long way over years and its here to stay! Whatever your style, there is certain to be a pair of earrings out there for you. Be sure to make your fashion statement!
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Hurried Woman Syndrome - 5 Tips To Get The Balance BackWritten by Claire Chapman
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Here are 5 top tips to help you put hurry behind you and get that much needed perspective back in your life.
1. Understand where you are now. Create self-awareness of what is important to you and your life, to help you see if your hurrying is achieving what you want it to. A great way to do this is to take a blank piece of A4 or larger paper, and draw a circle on it that you divide into 8. Name each part of circle with an area of your life that is important for you, for instance health, wealth, fitness, family, friends, career, spirituality, relationship/ partner, fun, relaxation – whatever best reflects different spheres of your life. Think about each area of your life
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