NC State Students Bring New Meaning to Date Rape Prevention

Statistics show that about one out of every four to five women who attend college are victims of a sexual assault. This is a very surprising statistic that also is very frightening for parents that are sending their young women off to college. The fact is that sexual assault on college campuses is on the rise. Still, colleges across the country try to cover up the rising statistic. Four North Carolina State University students were aware of this growing problem and decided to address this problem with their invention Undercover Colors.

Undercover Colors
Four engineering students from North Carolina State University got together and invented Undercover Colors (@UndercoverColor). This is a welcomed product that addresses, the date rate problem that is very prevalent at some college campuses across the country. More college age girls than you imagine complain that someone spiked their drink at a party or social gathering with a date rape drug. The drug is almost impossible to detect, after it is placed in their drink. Undercover color is a nail polish that changes color, if it detects the presence of drugs or more specifically the date rape drug. Ankesh Madan, is one of the college students that invented the Undercover Colors product. He stated that their goal was to empower women with a way to protect themselves.

The Solution
Madan and his fellow inventors were astounded at the amount of crimes that were against women. The young inventors started discussing a pressing problem on campuses across the country and their conversation turned to date rape drugs. They decided to come up with a solution to protect women from the drug. A solution that would easily fit in with the lifestyle of women. They decided on creating a nail polish that easily detected the date rape drug in drinks. The woman wearing the polish simply dips her fingernail with the polish into a drink. In a few seconds the polish will identify the presence of a date rape drug by changing color.

Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, Tasso von Windheim are the inventors of Undercover Colors a wearable nail polish that quickly detects the presence of a date rape drug in a drink.

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Three Cosmetic Lines To Try In 2017

There are many new beauty product lines that will launch in 2017. All the way from makeup to skin care products but if you are not very familiar with the beauty industry then how do you which products to try out. Well I am going to share a few beauty lines that in my opinion are worth a try.

First off, I want to introduce you to a skincare line by Mannatech–a global health company–is called Uth. The skin care line has a cleansing brush, gentle cleanser, moisturizer, rejuvenating creme and more. The entire line is hypoallergenic and will not clog your pores. The great part about Mannatech is that with every product that is purchased from the company, a monetary donation is taken from the transaction and is used to help children in need worldwide. They also have a TruHealth line that is for weight loss and nutrition. Mannatech also offers a 6 month satisfaction guarantee on all their products, so if you decide you don’t like a product just send it back.

Next, i want to talk about Jane Iredale’s new line of hydration sprays. The line offers three sprays: D2O, Pommisst, and Balance. All the sprays are completely vegan and cruelty-free. The sprays are designed to relax and refresh you. Jane Iredale also offers other great products that are also vegan and cruelty free. One of the products is her popular PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, that is water resistant and has 24 different shades to match every skin shade.

Lastly, SkinCeuticals has many skin care lines. Their most popular product is C E Ferulic, which is a Vitamin C serum that helps brighten the skins appearance and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The “C E Ferulic” serum has won the Beauty Award 24 times and has over 100 positive reviews. At SkinCeuticals they are constantly searching new ways to improve skin health.

Each of these lines are great and have fantastic reviews. So if you are in search of a new product for your beauty routine then I recommend you take a look at one of these three makeup and skin care lines. The reviews speak for themselves.

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New York’s Chocolate Havens

If you’re in the Big Apple, there’s a lot you can take a bite out of. For a city that doesn’t sleep, the variety is an endless stream of triggers on your taste buds you could explore an entire lifetime before you have experienced it all.

Right now though, we’ll cover some of the best chocolatiers that compete with Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars in New York City.

Kee’s Chocolates

This chocolate outlet has a special variety. Their presentation is very similar to the Bonbon configuration we tend to know: small, round and bite size. The owner, Kee Ling Ton, is notorious for taking the tempered morsels of hand-dipped masterpieces that have a crunchy hard shell of cocoa and putting them on display in appeasing ways.

Expect the items to be filled with the best things on Earth. Imagine créme brulée, mousse, ganache and even blood orange or key lime fillings.

Liddabit Sweets

This shop is an all-out candy maker, so if you’re not just satisfied with a chocolate fix, you can find other options here. But then again, why not test their variety to expand your sense of New York chocolate?

At Liddatbit Sweets, you’ll find a few options that won’t disappoint. They consist of items dipped with chocolate like bacon, pretzels, corn, beer and caramels.

Madelaine Chocolate Company

The shop for this manufacturer can be found on Beach 95th Street, NYC., if you’re looking for the widest variety of odd chocolate treats.

Consider things like chocolate cigars, artistic butterflies and malt balls. But be sure to locate the 95th street access point because the bulk of the chocolatier operates as a pretty decent sized factory.

Hurricane Sandy even threatened the operation of Madelaine Chocolate Company and in a devastating way, but $13.2 million was raised to support its recovery and by none other than the beloved, Mayor de Blasio.

Aigner Chocolates

Aigner has been a around for over 80 years and hasn’t stopped pleasing the cocoa appetite of New Yorkers. It also continues to be operated by the family name, Aigner. The shop can be considered New York’s own German or Austrian boutique giving you choices from truffles to marzipan; dipped gummies to sugar-free flavors.

The next time you’re in the Big Apple, try taking a bite out of something sweet like the chocolate products we just mentioned above. Visit the shops and learn more about their owners. We’re sure they won’t stop you from a free sample here and there; and a great conversation.

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6 Easy Tips for Getting Into the Entertainment Industry

Are you trying to get a job in the entertainment industry? It can be a struggle to seek employment as an actor, musician, producer, or find work for other entertainment related careers. For those that have had difficulty getting into show business, use the following 6 tips for breaking into the entertainment industry.

#1 – Check Your Contacts


C-Clown-Yedang-EntertainmentThe very first tip for making it in the entertainment industry is to know someone already involved in show business. If you do not know anyone working in entertainment, you need to get out and meet new people. If you are an actor, start with your acting classes. For musicians, get to know other musicians in the area. The more people you know, the more likely you are to gain a useful contact. Networking is a major part of the entertainment industry.


#2 –  Use a Personnel Agency


The next option is to use a personnel agency. These agencies already have working relationships with various production companies and studios. These agencies can help you find work, even if it is just a short project, small role, or photo call. Using a personnel agency is like having a contact that works in the entertainment industry.



#3 – Find a Temp Job


logo-entertainmentWorking for a temp agency is close to the same thing as working for a personnel agency, except you will likely have a wide variety of jobs and roles. It is a good way to witness various aspects of the entertainment industry before you actually find a full time job or recurring work. This can also help you meet new people and do some more networking.


#4 – Search for Jobs Online


There are quite a few quality websites that are regularly used by studios to seek small roles. If you are looking to get your name out there and get more exposure, then take it upon yourself to find work by searching online. A personnel agency or a talent agent could help you land roles and find jobs, but you should also be willing to put in the work and find jobs.


Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System_(PAL)#5 – Offer to Work For Free


Working for free is a good way to get your foot in the door. By joining a TV crew or working on a film for no pay, you increase your chances of getting experience. Similar to being an unpaid intern, you are taking the job to gain experience, meet new people, and learn more about how the entertainment industry works.


#6 – Take Classes


satellite-entertainmentWhether you want to be a musician or an actor, take classes. Even if you do not think you need them, a group class is a wonderful place to meet other people, some of whom may have job leads for you. The teachers of the class could also have some insight that will help you find work, or increase your chances of finding work. Along with these advantages, taking classes will also improve your skill – which, you should not forget, is the main factor that will determine your success.


Break into the entertainment industry, using these suggestions and tips. You need to meet new people, network, and make contacts. Stay in touch with people, so that you do not lose any of your contacts. Taking a class is a great way to meet more people or find job leads. You could also work for a personnel or temp agency. These are all easy steps that you can take to increase your chances of finding work in the entertainment industry.


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