Style From Head to Toe

12th May 2017 Posted by Kay

Developing a personal style

There are many ways to create a personal sense of style that is unique to you. Every woman’s haircut says a lot about her personality, no matter how simple or wild & crazy it might be. And how you dress says even more, although less so if you are required to wear a uniform for school or work. But if you do have to wear a standard outfit, there is almost always some way to modify the style or include a flash of color that can make any outfit yours. Even wearing the same clothing every day (like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg) tells the world that you have better things to do than spend your time on fashion. But besides the fashion decisions that everyone makes (except maybe a Marine boot camp recruit) there are many more creative style choices you can make to personalize your look.

Men’s Style

For men, one choice is how to grow your facial hair. A clean shaven man spends the time to maintain a sleek look, while someone with a James Harden beard is making an entirely different statement. A man’s watch also says something about him – whether he has a simple Casio, a classic Breitling, or a sporty Garmin.

Women’s Style

​Women have more options in most facets of how to change their appearance. There are a variety of makeup products that can highlight facial features or cover up perceived flaws. Earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry are other common accessories. While men increasingly wear some jewelry such as rings or bracelets, it is far more socially acceptable for the ladies, especially for a wider variety of styles and materials. A handbag is another frequently used way to express a sense of style or prestige. And although females rarely have beards, they do have a range of choices to make about styling all the hair below their scalp.

Swimsuit season style

In the US & Canada, as well as an increasingly large percentage of Western Europe, most women don’t let their armpit or leg hair grow, unless they are single and staying covered up during the cold winter. Waxing and shaving are two of the most common ways to remove body hair, while laser hair removal and depilatory creams are also an option. These hair removal options are also available for that most sensitive body hair – the pubic hair. While in the early 2000s a clean shaven or Brazilian wax look were very common, now in the 2010s full bushes are making something of a comeback. One popular compromise is keeping your pubic hair neatly trimmed or shaved around the edges to keep it from sticking out of your panties or swimsuit, while leaving enough that you don’t have a pre-pubescent look. A handy tool to maintain this look is a good bikini trimmer. Many of the better bikini trimmers include an adjustable guard to get the hair length to your liking, as well as a razor to completely shave other areas.

How Legal Specialization Works

4th August 2016 Posted by Kay

In the medical world, there are both general practitioner doctors and specialists who practice in a specific field of medicine. The doctors who specialize go through extra training after medical school to learn how to treat the conditions that affect patients in their field. Examples of medical specialists include psychiatrists, cardiologists, dermatologists, podiatrists, and pediatricians.

While lawyers also usually specialize in certain areas of law, there is no extra training or schooling required for most legal fields. Attorneys all take the same set of classes in law school with a choice of a few electives. Most law students choose classes related to the field of law they would like to practice when they graduate. So they do have some specialized training, but not at the same level as doctors. And not all lawyers go on to practice in the same area of interest that they studied. Especially now, with so many new lawyers graduating every year, many young lawyers take whatever work they can find, even if it is in a field they didn’t specifically train for. However, many of the better attorneys join or start a firm that is focused on one area of the law, whether that is criminal defense, real estate law, personal injury cases, bankruptcy, or divorce. In fact, you should be skeptical of a lawyer who claims to do it all, unless you are in a small town with limited choices. While all attorneys are technically able to take almost any type of case, often ones who claim to handle everything are mediocre at best in most areas of law. So when you need a lawyer, look for someone who handles your type of case frequently, if not exclusively.

Injured by a Defective Product? Here’s What to Do.

4th August 2016 Posted by Kay

Millions of people are injured or killed by defective products each year. In fact, these types of injuries are the #1 killer of people aged 1 to 36. The total cost to the victims of defective product injuries is estimated to be at least $12 billion every year! Some of these injuries famously make the headlines, especially when they are followed by a multi-million dollar lawsuit. But most are more mundane, affecting only the injured parties and their loved ones. However, if you have been injured by a defective product, you can still get justice without media attention. The secret is to find a personal injury attorney to represent your interests in aproduct liability lawsuit.

Product Liability Lawsuits

A product liability lawsuit is a civil lawsuit filed against the manufacturer, wholesaler, and/or retailer of a product.  In product liability lawsuits, plaintiffs claim that they have been harmed by a defective product, or that the product was not suitable for its advertised use.  Many times these types of lawsuits are class action lawsuits, which means that a number of people who have suffered from the same product join together to sue the defendant.  The goal of a product liability lawsuit is to prove that the product in question is defective, and recoup compensation for resulting injuries (whether physical or financial) to the plaintiffs. There are three main types of product defects:

  1. Design defects are defects that exist before a product is manufactured.  Some part of the design failed to meet the intent of the product, or created a dangerous situation.  For example, if a ladder was designed to use bolts that are inadequate to hold the rated weight of the steps, the designer would be liable for injuries resulting from the design defect.
  2. Packaging defects are the result of improper instructions provided with a product, or a failure to warn consumers about the inherent dangers of a product.  Continuing the ladder example, if the ladder was designed and built to hold a 250 lb person, but the packaging claims it can hold a 300 lb person, the retailer and manufacturer would be liable for injuries to a 275 lb person who was hurt in a ladder collapse.
  3. Manufacturing defects occur when a product is properly designed for a task, but a flaw in the production process causes the product to become unsafe.  This usually happens to a small percentage of the products manufactured.  If our ladder was designed and advertised correctly, but during one shift a worker used the wrong bolts to attach the steps, the manufacturer would still be liable for injuries caused by the ladder.

No matter the type of product defect you have suffered, if you believe you have been injured by a defective product, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.  A good lawyer can help you deal with the insurance companies, get the care you need, and collect compensation from all sources.  Don’t hesitate to reach out – any reputable lawyer will offer a free consultation to determine whether you have a legally viable case.