Lifestyle

Pinks are in this season, but apply carefully

Pink Make-UpFrankfurt - Pink is the make-up trend colour this season, but women who apply too much can quickly make themselves look like an exotic bird.

"I would recommend that the overall impression created by colourful fashions and make-up is not too wild, gaudy and unsettled," said make-up artist Serdar Vural of Frankfurt. Multicoloured clothing can be wonderfully complemented by neutral lips and smoky eye make-up.

A potent lip colour could detract from the undertones of the clothes. Red, pink and coral go together, Vural said, adding that a subtle eye make-up and eyelashes nicely coated with mascara match well with colourful clothing.

Professional shoppers help men define their style

Professional shoppers help men define their styleFrankfurt  - When it comes to choosing clothes, even a good friend isn't completely neutral.

Women who can afford it therefore have sought the advice of a personal style consultant. But as men become more style conscious, they too are increasingly enlisting personal shoppers who advise them style matters and support them in their search for the right outfit.

"This is a service that is well-established in the United States," said Andreas Rose, a style consultant and personal shopper in Frankfurt.

Dangerous cocktails: Trying to build muscle using pills and powder

Dangerous cocktails: Trying to build muscle using pills and powderSaarbrucken, Germany  - For professional cyclists, track and field athletes and weightlifters the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs is a serious offence.

But amateur athletes and people who are simply dedicated to a chosen sport routinely use pills, powders and injections, according to a German government health report.

Starting school: Study shows it doesn't matter when

Starting school: Study shows it doesn't matter when Sydney  - It's a dilemma that besets many parents: to have their child start junior school younger than their peers or to delay entry for a year in the hope of a better academic outcome at the end of high school.

New research in Australia shows that, if it matters at all when a child starts school, it's probably better to start them young than hold them back.

"Kids find their own station in life," said Sydney University 's Andrew Martin. "The truth will out."

Swedish district court rules against "affirmative action"

Swedish district court rules against "affirmative action"Stockholm  - A Swedish district court has criticized the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for discriminating against women in its selection process for applicants to veterinary studies.

The district court in the university city of Uppsala, north-west of Stockholm, ruled that 44 women were discriminated against by being denied places in veterinary school even though they had the same grades as the male applicants.

Survey: One in 10 Germans want to live forever

Survey: One in 10 Germans want to live foreverBielefeld, Germany  - Only one out of 10 Germans desire eternal life, according to a survey of 1,002 people conducted in January by the opinion research company Emnid based in Bielefeld, Germany.

The survey also showed that only 2 per cent of those questioned would like to live to be 150 or 300 years old, while 8 per cent desire a life span of 110 years. Fifty-six per cent would like to live to be 90 years old, and 16 per cent said they would be satisfied with 70 years.

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