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General Motors Gets Inspiration From Iadt Student Designers

General Motors has invited its five-year partner the International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) to take a sneak peek at GMs concept cars and new production vehicles at the upcoming 2007 Chicago Auto Show. More than fifty IADT fashion design students will visit General Motors exhibit on February 9, 2007 during the first public day of the Chicago Auto Show. The theme of the show is Runway to future Design and Technology.

Aside from watching the exhibit, the fifty fashion design students will also create sketches of garment designs inspired by the five GM featured vehicles.

The five vehicles that General Motors will introduce at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show are the following:

-Chevrolet Volt Concept GMs electric-driven advanced technology vehicle
-Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept A sport coupe loaded with exciting high performance features, equipped with the best quality auto parts like GM exhaust system and oozing with dramatic designs.
-2008 Cadillac CTS a luxurious and elegant sedan with the charm of a sports car
-2008 Buick Enclave Buicks first luxury crossover SUV that exudes athletic spirit, romantic forms and premium interior
-2007 Saturn Aura Green Line Hybrid voted North American Car of the Year with a demonstration of its environmental commitment.

The sketches or impression gathered and created by the students during the auto show will be used in producing the garments for General Motors for the next two months. Five winning designs are to be chosen and will be showcased at Imagine 2007, an annual fashion show produced by IADT and sponsored by General Motors. The fashion show will take place on May 17 at Chicagos Union Station. Each of the student winners will receive a $500 cash award from GM.

According to General Motors director of advanced design who led the design team of the Chevrolet Volt Concept car, Automotive design and fashion inspire and influence each other. Collaboration between GM and IADT, a school with a strong heritage in fashion, highlights opportunities to expand design vision and fresh ideas.

Kathy Embry, Dean, School of Design Studies at IADT said, We are thrilled to continue our partnership with GM for the fifth consecutive year. We can see a lot of energy in the emotionally compelling designs of all new GM vehicles. The GM Student Design Competition will provide a great opportunity to showcase the talent of future Chicago designers.

Amber Lindlom, senior fashion design student at IADT has also expressed her excitement on the opportunity provided by GM, General Motors exclusive design opportunity is a thrilling chance for IADT students. The challenge to draw inspiration from GMs innovative vehicles and translate them into one-of-a-kind fashion design solutions is a fantastic experience for aspiring fashion designers.

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Understanding The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (njlad)

Though there are federal laws in place to combat discrimination, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination takes the protection of civil liberties takes the protection of civil rights a step farther. It shares several of the same provisions as those specified by the federal government, however it has fewer restrictions. For example, the federal law is applicable to a business with fifteen workers or more while the NJLAD extends to all workers, regardless of business size. In terms of employment law, it offers several provisions, including right to:

Readily-accessible facilities
Reasonable accommodations
Non-hostile work environments
Protection from retaliation
Fair and impartial treatment

No employer can restrict anyone’s right to apply for a job based on personal bias toward the applicant or their disability. The only circumstance under which it is acceptable to deny someone’s potential candidacy for a position is when a business cannot realistically accommodate a disability in a way that would enable the applicant to perform the necessary responsibilities of the job. Employers cannot prevent an employee from receiving training, promotions, or other work benefits. Doing so is a violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and a violation of a worker’s civil rights and employment rights. When these or other violations occur, workers are obligated to complain. Ignored complaints are regarded as separate offenses under the law, and therefore, carry their own additional consequences.
Religiously-affiliated schools do not fall under the NJLAD, nor do private clubs, seeing as they are, “private in nature”. Whether public or private, an institution in New Jersey may not place restrictions on a member or limit their civil rights by acting in a discriminatory manner and denying membership privileges based on any of the characteristics protected under the law.

No place of public accommodation is permitted to restrict access on the basis of legally-protected characteristics or disabilities. Provisions must be made for disabled individuals, unless a court of law has ruled that a specific location is too dangerous to accommodate a certain disability.

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The Scary Truth About Obesity and Lifestyle Choices

It is unfortunate that many of today’s disease result from poor lifestyle choices. It is a known fact that diabetes mellitus 2, heart diseases, certain types of cancer, asthma, osteoarthritis and sleep apnea are caused by obesity. It has been labeled by several studies as “one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide.”

The sad case is that obesity is preventable. If it’s not genetically caused, it is the result of poor diet and lack of exercise. Both are clearly lifestyle choices. Indeed, just how much hype is there about healthy eating and getting active, but still studies indicate disturbing statistics: between 110,000-350,000 deaths in the United States are attributed to obesity every year, and a staggering 1 million deaths in Europe are blamed on it. To be blunt, those whose excess weight are not hereditary or caused by endocrine disorders or mental illnesses, are choosing slow and painful deaths. This perception is rather scary because then you would look at obesity mortality rates as conscious choices to end one’s life.

OTHER CAUSES OF OBESITY: Medications, endocrine disorders and psychiatric illness.

When is a person is considered obese? The Body Mass Index (BMI) is the measurement used to determine if a person is overweight. This uses the following formula: BMI = mass (kg) / height (m)2 or mass (lb) / height (in) )2 x 703. According to the World Health Organization, those with a BMI between 25- 29.9 are overweight; 30-34.9 BMI, class I obesity; 35-39.9 BMI, class II obesity and 40 BMI, class III obesity. Meanwhile, those with a BMI of 18.5 and less are considered underweight. Those with BMI between 18.5-24.9 are considered to have normal weight.

Being overweight does not happen overnight. A person does not go to bed weighing 110 lbs and wakes up weighing 200 lbs the following day. It is a systematic process, deliberately or not, of choosing all the wrong foods and leading a sedentary lifestyle. However, that is the keyword: choice. People need to make smart choices about what and how they eat. We need to find time in our busy schedules to get some cardio activity (one that’s enjoyable for us) going. We need to make the decision to live well and healthy lifestyles. Apparently this decision-making process starts in the mind, which means once we have made our choices we must be strong-willed to carry it through.

This does not mean that you have to stop eating cakes and candies altogether, or you eliminate rice and potatoes from your diet. It does not mean training hard every day for the 10K marathon. By deciding on a healthy lifestyle, we also strive for balance. Life would be boring if there is no balance. In the same breath that the world would be in chaos if there is no balance of power.

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A Lifestyle Without Boundaries

Life is for living, yet for so many, it means being tied down to a job, stuck in one place, one holiday per year if you’re lucky, and then only for a few weeks. And to save money you visit relatives so you can save on accommodation! Sound familiar. We’ve all done it.

Well it’s time to get out of the boring, dull and monotonous routine and start living. Time to break through the barriers that hold you back. Time to start putting your dreams into action and your goals into reality!

And here’s how to make it happen.

Rule number one – Get Started!

It’s no good talking about it, thinking about it, wishing for it or waiting for someone else to make it happen. If you want it all, you have to do it all, simple as that.

Stop comparing someone else’s life with your own, and wishing yours was better. Make it better. That’s what a lifestyle without boundaries is all about. And anyone can do it, you just have to get started.

Doing the same thing the same way, year in year out will not get you the results you want. You need change. You need a different direction, and you need action.

As the saying goes “Actions speak louder than words”. And how true it is. Talking about a better life won’t get you one, but putting a plan into action will.

Rule number 2 – Keep At It.

So many people make the decision to change, stick at it for a month or maybe even a year, but as soon as it gets too hard they give up. If you want it all, if you want a lifestyle without boundaries, you can not be a quitter. Quitting is not an option, and you must be prepared to take the word quit out of your vocabulary if you are ever going to be successful and achieve your goals.

Finally rule number 3 – Don’t Let Others Drag You Back.

The road to where you want to go won’t be a smooth one, let’s be practical. There will be bumps, twists and turns. But you must stay on the track if you want to finish the journey. So be prepared, there will be plenty of people trying to pull you back. They will offer all sorts of advice, they will tell you things like “you can’t do that” or “it will never work”. Just remember, the ones who tell you, you can’t, are the ones who don’t do it themselves! And they have no business interrupting those of us who are.

To live a lifestyle without boundaries, to have freedom, time and money to really enjoy life, to provide for your family is there for anyone who makes the decision to do it. And with the persistence to see it through you will enjoy a lifestyle far beyond your dreams.

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Choose Men’s Colognes that Match Your Lifestyle and Personality

If you are a man and are in need of some good cologne it is best to consider buying several different fragrances so that you will always have a cologne to wear for any occasion. The whole reason for wearing fragrance in the first place is to smell good to people around you. The type of cologne that you wear directly reflects your personality, so you want to be sure to choose the fragrances that match your lifestyle and personality.

Cologne comes in wide variety of qualities, aromas and purposes so it is important to consider your options. Many men find it helpful to take a woman along with them when they shop for fragrances so that they can get an outside opinion of how various colognes smell. It is always recommended that you take advantage of the sample colognes in the stores so that you can see how they smell on you. Dab the samples on the back of your hand or on your forearm. Keep in mind the fact that although one cologne that may smell great on your friend, it may not be the best choice for you as fragrances react differently to different types of skin.

If you are the outdoor type that loves heart pounding adventure, then you should wear colognes that are fresh and light and made with natural ingredients such as sandlewood or musk. Younger guys tend to choose mens cologne that is refreshing and sporty to signify that they live a casual and relaxed lifestyle. Younger men also tend to choose the latest and most popular fragrances worn by male sports stars and celebrities. Choosing a fragrance that combines natural aromas such as rosemary and sage paired with a slight scent of citrus is ideal for casual dates or a night out at the local pub with a few friends.

The spicy and masculine types of cologne for men are ideal for special occasions, such as romantic dinners or a big night out on the town. Polo by Ralph Lauren offers a luxurious aroma that is both modern and soothing. The more complex smells such as Perry Ellis fragrances are distinct and unique and would therefore be suitable for business meetings or for events that require fine clothing. If you prefer masculine and traditional colognes, the old favorites such as Obsession or Aqua Di Gio by Armani may be appealing to you. The popular, trendy designer brands of cologne, although expensive, are great choices for any man who works and plays hard.

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Stylish Hairstyles For Medium Size Haircuts

Medium size haircut is really an excellent reduce for any sort of hairstyle and any sort of deal with framework. Like very long and brief size haircut, medium duration cuts are usually not in the least design distinct. You will discover ample of hairstyle tendencies for extended and quick hair but designs that mix with lengthy size hair can not do nicely on brief hair. Around the other hand, medium haircuts are these that will mix with just about all variations regardless of whether these are distinct for lengthy hair or for brief hair. This states the form of haircut surely has wider choices of types and cuts to pick from.

Subsequent are a few of the stylish hairstyles for medium duration haircuts:

Bob

Bob haircut is among the simplest hairstyle which is simple to deal with but however delivers design and elegance. Together with the bob you can find many kinds such as the smooth bob, flippy bob, along with the curly bob. The smooth bob is a superb reduce with all the fringes in the neck that provides quantity and drama on the model. The flippy bob requires styling with textured bangs and several layers in the bottom. The curly bob is styled with graduated layers brief on the entrance and lengthier in the again.

Layers

Layers seem wonderful on any hair size which include medium lower. The fact is layers is usually a lot more charming, beautiful and versatile when performed on medium duration hairstyle. In these kinds of a size layers are reduce in a very way that provides a transparent framing towards the facial construction and facial characteristics. Relying on individual preference and style there’s wide variety of layering possibilities for this size hair.

Curls

Medium duration hair holds curl better and far more elegantly than prolonged hair does. It frames the facial framework of a person giving a delicate and modern appear. With all its elegance and magnificence, curls add bounce and quantity on the hair particularly on the back again along with the sides. The curved construction with the design helps make it very best suited to those that have very long deal with shapes.

Directly Lower

Directly reduce is often an uncomplicated circulation down hairstyle that appears beautiful on medium duration hair. Only a cost-free movement down in the hair delivers simplicity and authenticity. It offers a pleasing and magnificent appear when mixed with bangs, waves, ringlets, fringes, or curls in the bottom.

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The most stylish gaming character Alex Mercer

One of the most inspiring and ghastly gaming world characters that gaming world has ever been able to produce is Alex Mercer. This character was born in the videogame named as Prototype. This videogame really left an unending impact on the fashion world. Alex mercer was truly a superhero that deserved the fame and liking it got. No wonder this game made it to the top five videogames of the world. There is no doubt in the fact that this game influenced its players to a whole new level. The players did not only want to play the game but they wanted to live the experience. People followed and liked this character to an extent that they started copying his hairstyle, his dressing and his attitude.

This increasing prototype fever created the need of bringing Prototype Alex Mercer jacket into the real world. This product has really created a buzz in the fashion world. Its demand has extended to different parts of the world and has been in excessive demand. No matter what part of the world you reside in this leather upper is going to be catch your attention for sure. From stylish and elegant design to comfortable material this upper has got everything you need. If you are someone who always likes to stay in fashion and whose fashion buds understand the true value of style, this upper is a must have item for you. No doubt it would not only make you look stunning but it would also leave the whole world turning your eyes to you. This leather upper is indeed made to make your stylish personality stay in style and would definitely make you stand out amongst others.

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The Missing Link To A Healthy Lifestyle Sleep

When people mention that they want to improve their lifestyle they usually refer to two things, eating properly along with an increase in physical activities. The normal method that people commonly take for achieving a healthier lifestyle is by starting a diet and getting a gym membership. While exercise and diets are great ways to improve health, they aren’t the only ways to do it.

The missing link to improving a healthier lifestyle is by attaining better sleep. At night, during sleep, the brain goes into overdrive while the physical aspect of the body rests. Chemical reactions and messages through the nervous system continue during sleep to maintain the body’s functionality. During a good night’s sleep, the brain produces chemical reactions that help preserve the immune system to fight off bacteria and other harmful elements to the body. On days or weeks when sleep is deprived, the body’s capability to fight off sickness is greatly reduced. More importantly, people who suffer from sleeping problems are at a greater risk for falling ill due to a weakened immune system.

Sleep also plays a key role in how people’s moods turn out to be for the day. Think about the last time that you didn’t get enough sleep and how the next day played out? Perhaps your memory was a little bit off, or maybe you saw yourself getting irritated by small nuances that had occurred. To be honest, those are typical reactions that can happen directly because of not sleeping properly. Sleeping problems have been associated with increased anxiety and amplified irritability, making the outcome of the day similar to a ticking bomb; never knowing what will set you off. Mood swings and other emotional outcomes can be controlled by a better sleeping schedule, along with a healthier lifestyle change.

One important thing to remember before improving sleep results is that un-natural sleep aids (pills and drinks) will not help the progression of sleep quality; it can have the opposite affect and worsen the situation. Avoid them at all costs because they only temporarily fix a sleeping dilemma instead of improving it over time. Remember, if a healthier lifestyle change is a goal that you want to accomplish, make sure to include sleeping on your list of things to improve.

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Danskin Womens Triathlon Training Cycling Jersey Top

Cycling has become a famous outdoor workout that is adapted by health and body-conscious people. This is because cycling is a good alternative for women to enjoy nature and her surroundings more, as opposed to home treadmills that constrain a persons perspective. Aside from this, cycling outside the corners of a house will broaden a womans perspective, making her more aware of what is currently happening around her.

Because of this, cycling workout clothes should be of highest-quality in order to maximize the exercise benefits of cycling. However, it is quite hard to find those clothes that are made from high-quality materials, or clothes that are made especially for women. In this regard, the Danskin clothing line will be a womans best bet to effective exercise and workout clothes.

The Danskin clothing line has been famous for producing high quality exercise apparel that most women would want to have. Aside from the functionality of these clothes, they are also very stylish in a subtle way; making women enjoy outdoor activities without feeling like they are walking down the runway. The athletic apparel of the Danskin clothing line is meticulously made so as not to constrain the movements of these athletes, and helps in letting them experience the best training possible.

With this, it becomes apparent that the Danskin clothing line will make cycling active wear for women. This is in the form of Danskins New Womens Triathlon Training Cycling Jersey Top that is very functional and stylish at the same time. It is perfect for when women go cycling both under the warm heat of the sun and in the afternoon when it is just starting to get dark. It is also ideal for use in different places wherein a harsher environment is present, as the materials the jersey top is made of are suited to all types of environments.

The New Womens Triathlon Training Cycling Jersey Top is made with soft and flexible material that will make women comfortable during the day. It wont constrain the cycling movements, as the sheer flexibility of this top is able to accommodate even the sharpest reflexes.

The New Womens Triathlon Training Cycling Jersey Top has additional reflective designs like the reflective snap lock zipper and the reflective stripe on the back which does not only make the jersey stylish, but also adds additional function to the jersey like warning or protection from fellow-cyclers and drivers. In this way, women cyclers will be able to stay out of accidents as much as possible.