Women’s Guide: Fashion Trends For Summer 2005

Written by Kenia Morales

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• Cuffed pants- Many ofrepparttar cuffed pants are also cropped.

• Tunics- They will not only give you a different look. You will also feel comfortable and cool.

• Prints, patterns and stripes, embroidered etc. are in this summer. So, do not be afraid to buy a blouse with floral print (any type of prints).

• Aboutrepparttar 139571 fabric- Silk is definitely in style. Do not be surprise to see a lot of lace jewels, beads, rhinestones etc. on clothes.

• Accessorize- You will find anything from drop earrings to beaded and wooded jewelry. Other very popular accessories are brooches, variety of buckle belts, pendants, neck silk scarfs and many more. Just make sure that you do not over accessorize.

• Shoes- Comfort is also chic now. I have never seen such a variety of thong sandals. Mules, flip flops, flats, and moccasins are “a la mode” also. Wedges are good forrepparttar 139572 ladies that like to wear higher shoes; they are comfortable as long as you are able to sustain balance.

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The Reality of the Date Rape Drug

Written by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.

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Rohypnol, another common date-rape drug, is not legal inrepparttar US. It is produced and sold by prescription in Europe and Latin America, then smuggled intorepparttar 139569 United States. Rohypnol can often be dissolved in a beverage and is undetectable. In combination with alcohol, it can induce a blackout with memory loss lasting 8-24 hours. The drug takes effect after roughly ten minutes. Victims ofrepparttar 139570 drug report feeling dizzy and disoriented, and some become nauseated.

By taking preventive measures to protect yourself and your friends, you can avoid becoming a potential victim.

Here are a few helpful tips for staying aware, alert and safe:

•Do not accept drinks from anyone you don't know well. •If you are accepting a drink, make sure it's from an unopened container, and that you open it yourself. •If dancing, don’t leave your drink unattended. If your drink has been left unattended, toss it out. •Consider buying a specially designed drug testing coaster (see below) to test your drink forrepparttar 139571 drug. They are low-cost and a smart choice. •If your drink tastes or looks different than it should, if it tastes "funny" or has residue in it, throw it away. •Don't go to parties alone. •Assign a designated sober person when going out. •Be observant torepparttar 139572 behaviors and actions of your friends. Trust your instincts. •Keep a charged cell phone with you inrepparttar 139573 event you have a problem and need help.

Please, share this information with your friends. Stay safe and vigilant, and remember that you are your own best protector.

Women’s Resources: If you have beenrepparttar 139574 victim of rape and think that you may be pregnant, Lifetime can help. Call 1-800-923-6784. Drug testing coaster: a drop of liquid on a cardboard drink coaster can identify two ofrepparttar 139575 most popular date-rape drugs. Ifrepparttar 139576 spot turns blue, toss that cocktail. Fifteen million of these coasters have already been distributed; look for them at 7-Elevens. See http://www.drinksafetech.com/. It runs about 50¢ a coaster. National Institute on Drug Abuse (Rohypnol and GHB) http://www.drugabuse.gov/Infofax/RohypnolGHB.html

Copyright © 2005 Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. Mardie@LifetimeAdoption.com All rights reserved worldwide. No part of this may be copied or sold without permission.

Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. is the Founder of Lifetime Adoption (www.Lifetime.com) . She is an adoptive parent, the author of AdoptingOnline.com and Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide, and radio talk show host of “Let’s Talk Adoption…with Mardie Caldwell” at www.LetsTalkAdoption.com . Mardie has written numerous articles on parenting, adoption, travel, and finance. She and her husband have four children and live in Northern California.

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