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Having amazing breasts is something all women would love, regardless of their shape and size, and there are a few tricks we have up our sleeves and easy ways to make your breasts look amazing.

1. Sleep on your back

Try to sleep as often as you can on your back at night to avoid developing wrinkles on your breasts. Sleeping on them could allow wrinkles to appear faster.

2. Massages aren’t weird!

Massaging your breasts regularly helps enhance their shape, size and overall look, just like our skin. Don’t be shy and give it a try! We recommend you massage your breasts right after having a shower, it’ll do wonders.

3. Use moisturizer

Applying moisturizer or oils to your breasts regularly, whether it’s after you’ve had a shower or on a daily basis will help keeping them soft and your skin glowing.

4. A healthy blood circulation

The best way to keep your breasts firm and amazing is to apply warm and then cold water while you’re having a shower.

5. They’re called push-ups for a reason!

Of course everyone knows the power of the perfectly fitted push-up bra. If you’d like to have amazing looking breasts, even if you’re not showing cleavage, you might want to go for a magical push-up bra.

6. Hello bronzer

If you’re wearing a dress or a top that’s showing some cleavage, apply a shimmery bronzer, which would look great when the light reflects off your chest. Here’s how you can make your own bronzer at home!

7. The right one?

Women out there, listen up! Most of us are wearing the wrong bra and that only results in having your breasts look awkward or not their best. Make sure you try on different bras at home to know which one works best for you. It has to be a right mix of comfortable and giving your breasts the perfect shape. We’ll talk about that in more details later on.

8. Keep it straight!

We’ve noticed that most women out there don’t keep their backs straight, which results in not only a terrible posture but also affects how our breasts look. Keep it straight and be proud!

9. Are you working out?

There are tons of workouts out there that help keep your breasts firm and in great shape. Make sure you include them in your daily or even weekly workout routine and you’ll notice the difference with time.

10. C’s and D’s

If your cup size if more than a B, meaning C or D, then it’s recommended to wear a sports-bra or soft-bra at home whenever you can to avoid saggy breasts. However, it’s preferable that you take it off while sleeping.

Main Image Credits: Instagram @intimissimiofficial

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Women are always conscious about their looks and most of them seek for the options to enhance and maintain their breast size as well. In order to make their boobs appear larger, most of the women stuff cotton in their breast covering garment, but this never makes your breasts comfortable and instead pressurizes them. In order to have bigger boobs, the best available approach is something that supports your breasts properly besides enhancing their growth in a suitable manner. In order to make your boobs appear big instantly, you can bring the following tips in use:-

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How to Make your Breasts Appear Bigger

1. Wear a Bra with Cups:-

The best boobs enhancing bra available till date are pushup bra. This bra lifts up your breasts making them look bigger instantly. These bra’s give volume to your breasts and make them feel supported at the same time. Wear a bra with foam cups as these are the most supportive bras in nature.

2. Go for a Breast Surgery:-

If you have applied all the approaches and you are satisfied with none of those, the best approach in such a time will be a breast surgery. Here the doctor will work out on your breasts to make them look bigger. It acts as a permanent way of making your breasts look bigger in size.

3. Wear a T-Shit with Fitting:-

One of my friends was not satisfied with her breasts and someone advised her to start wearing tight fitting shirts and t-shirts. She applied it to her life and she went to a tailor to get even her old clothes turned according to her fitting. Now she never complains about her breast size as clothes with tight fitting make her breasts look larger. You can also turn off your clothes according to your perfect fitting to make your breasts look bigger in size.

4. Postures and Exercises to Have Significant Effect:-

Postures and exercises also truly have a significant effect on the size of your breasts. Build up proper pectoral muscles and make the breasts appear more firm than before. Talk with your gym trainer about breast enhancing exercises and bring them all in use.

5. Change Your Style of Walking:-

Make changes also with your style of walking. Sometimes walking while getting bent can make your breasts look smaller as they are turned downside in such a position. If you look straight while walking, it will make your breasts look bigger in size. Just wear a bra of right size and enhancing looks and it will add length to your breasts.

6. Wear a Top with a Detailed Neckline:-

Most of the girls unsatisfied with their breast size also make experiments with their top or shirt. They wear a top with detailed neckline so that the depth of their breasts is visible from it. This makes other focus more on the depth of your breasts than focusing on their size and thus you still look sexy without even enhancing the size of your breasts.

By Erin• 4 min read, Apr 2, 2018

Tracey Reed started her first lingerie business a few years ago, but admits she didn’t know enough then about how to choose a niche or find her ideal clientele.

When she launched Beguile Intimates in the fall of 2017, she knew exactly what she was going to do differently: pick a focused target market. Her new company sells boudoir-style lingerie to women who “want to feel empowered to be who they are.”

Tracey talked to us about how to start an online lingerie business, including finding suppliers, choosing an ecommerce platform, and building a website.

What inspired you to start a lingerie business?

I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and have run other small businesses on the side. If something doesn’t work, I move on to something new. I figure at some point, one of my ideas will stick!

What did you learn from your past experiences that you’ve applied to this business?

I’ve learned so much! First and foremost, you cannot serve everyone. You cannot give every customer exactly what they want when they want it — it’s too large of an undertaking.

This time around, we’re focused on boudoir-style lingerie for photo shoots and items that make women feel strong and sexy.

I better understand that identifying your target market is critical to the success of the business. Understanding who you’re selling and marketing to makes it so much easier to understand where your business is going and exactly how to tweak and change things.

Identifying your target market also allows you to involve your customers in creating and growing your brand. If your target is too broad, it’s nearly impossible to figure out what to change to be more useful and beneficial to your customer.

What ecommerce platform do you use? What tips would you have for other people using this platform?

We use BigCommerce for our ecommerce platform. They’ve been amazing in answering our questions and helping us build the site.

I’d say the most important part of any ecommerce platform is to make sure you know what you want to do with it before you start. For example, we wanted to be able to process returns and use abandoned cart information to try to get customers back who hadn’t finished their purchase.

We originally built a site with another platform that didn’t offer any of these things — but the site looked amazing! Unfortunately, the look wasn’t helping us with the marketing and customer service aspects that our company needed. Form and function will gain customers over a flashy site any day!

What was the most challenging part of getting your ecommerce website ready?

What wasn’t challenging is the question! I built the site myself as I was working a full-time job, so I’d say finding the time to do it was the most challenging.

Second to that was choosing the right products to attract customers and deciding on suppliers that would work with us as a startup — but serve us as though we’d been running for years. It’s all worked out so far, but there were bumps along the way.

How did you find your suppliers?

I was in the lingerie business many years ago, so I had some contacts already, but I mostly found them through research.

If you intend to start a retail business, you need to know how to research (or have someone help you) to find amazing suppliers that’ll provide you with products that complement your brand and work with you to help you grow.

We work with many different suppliers — closely with five or six, and then we have an additional 10-15 that we purchase from periodically or when we see something we love and HAVE to offer to our customers.

Our suppliers take the most beautiful pictures of all of the products we carry. They allow us to use their images to sell the products on our site.

How did you come up with your pricing model?

We have to look at our competition to make sure we’re competitive, but I also chose to go with suppliers with reasonable wholesale prices so I could pass those savings onto my customers.

My suppliers will also have discounts, at which time I pass those savings along to my customers by either discounting prices or offering sales along the way.

We also use holidays like Valentine’s Day as a way to offer our customers a little something extra. And we’re working on a VIP Beguile Babes “lounge” where we’ll offer incentives (which we can’t tell you about yet!). But it will be awesome!

What were your biggest startup costs and considerations?

The biggest cost is my time — getting the website, the logo, the marketing materials, the accounting, and more going in the background.

It’s not super expensive to have a website these days so that part hasn’t been difficult. Now that we’re up and running, I do hold some inventory, so that’s where more costs start to come into play. But as long as you keep yourself disciplined, you can make money while you’re spending money.

What have you found is the best way to promote your business?

We use social media religiously! It has certainly helped us gain recognition and customers.

We post to Facebook, Instagram, and Vero multiple times per day and we have an exclusive “ladies only” Facebook group — Beguile Babes — where we chat about all kinds of fun stuff, offer discounts, and just hang out!

I’ve also partnered with a boudoir photographer, which has helped get the word out about the business.

What tips or advice would you have for people wanting to start this type of business?

Do your homework! Be patient and understand that great businesses don’t happen overnight — even if they seemed to be non-existent one day and a huge success the next. That’s usually because those businesses did the work in the background before launching.

It’s so, so important to make sure to have all your ducks in a row so that things go as smoothly as they can at launch. Unfortunately, SOMETHING will go wrong, so the better prepared you are out of the gate, the easier it will be to deal with the little mishaps along the way.

p.s. Feeling inspired? Learn more about starting a small business!

Erin is the Content Lead at Looka. She loves coming-of-age novels, snacks, and exploring new cities. Follow her on Twitter @erinletson.


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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding alert icon for about 6 months, and then continuing breastfeeding while introducing complementary foods alert icon until your child is 12 months old or older. This provides your child with ideal nutrition and supports growth and development. You can read the full recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics external icon .

Vitamins & Minerals

Breastfed babies need additional vitamin D and iron. Although breast milk is an excellent source of the nutrition your baby needs, he or she will need to get extra vitamin D (beginning at birth) and iron (beginning at 4 months) from supplements. Learn more at Vitamins & Minerals.


Breastfeeding is good for both you and your baby. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most babies. As your baby grows, your breast milk will change to meet his or her nutritional needs. Breastfeeding can also help protect you and your baby against some short- and long-term illnesses and diseases.

Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of:

  • Asthma.
  • Obesity.
  • Type 1 diabetes.
  • Severe lower respiratory disease.
  • Acute otitis media (ear infections).
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Gastrointestinal infections (diarrhea/vomiting).
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) for preterm infants external icon .

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of:

  • Breast cancer.
  • Ovarian cancer.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.

Because breast play is an art, not a science.

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It’s a truth universally acknowledged: Most guys love breasts. Whether they’re big or small, perky or slightly saggy, or real or surgically enhanced, boobs are incredibly awesome, and they’re a lot of fun to play with. So you probably want to know how to play with them in a way that’s pleasurable for both you and your partner.

Luckily, there’s a very simple answer to this question: just ask your partner what they like! Lots of people really, really enjoy breast play (in fact, there’s some evidence to suggest that a few lucky folks can have an orgasm from nipple stimulation alone). In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine—kinda old, we know, but there hasn’t been that much boob research conducted in the past 14 years—81.5% of women reported that breast and nipple stimulation causes or enhances sexual arousal. That being said, not all of them do. In the same study, 7.2% of women said breast and nipple stimulation decreased their arousal. That’s why you should probably check in with your partner to find out what category they fall under.

Even if your partner does want you to play with their breasts, you should handle with care: While one person might like to be lightly bitten, another may find that kinda painful. And please, don’t smack them or squeeze them with all your might, like you see in porn—unless your partner specifically tells you they’re into rougher boob play and want you to do those things.

Here are a few general tips for mastering your partner’s pleasure zones, as well as some moves you’d probably be better off avoiding.

1) Talk dirty.

According to a UCLA study, women who are unhappy with their breast size are 16 times more likely to hide their breasts during sex. Which is a bummer, because you don’t just want to see your partner’s breasts—you also want them to feel safe and secure and turned-on.

It might help to compliment your partner’s breasts early in foreplay. “Comment on her high responsiveness to stimulation,” says Patti Britton, Ph.D., a clinical sexologist (i.e., “your nipples are so hard right now.”) Alternatively, something as simple as “Oh, wow, you have amazing boobs” could be just the confidence boost your mate needs.

2) Don’t head for the nipple right away.

As Debby Herbenick, PhD, previously explained to Men’s Health, nipples vary widely in terms of sensitivity, so if you’re not quite sure what your partner likes, you need to work your way up to nipple stimulation. Start off by gently stroking or massaging the tops, bottoms, and sides of their breasts. Alternate with lightly kissing their neck, earlobes, and collarbone. That’ll help build anticipation and leave them wanting more.

3) Focus on the areola.

When you feel like your partner is ready—and if they’re making a lot of noise or writhing around with pleasure, they’re probably ready—move onto the areola, the dark-colored circle that surrounds the nipple, which is actually more sensitive than the nipple itself. Focus especially on the upper quadrant of the breast, between 10 and 2 o’clock. It’s the most sensitive part of the bull’s-eye. Gently stroke the nipple and circle the areola with a finger, or circle the nipple with your thumb and forefinger.

4) Get your mouth involved—but be gentle.

If your partner seems to be enjoying things, use your tongue to very lightly draw circles around their nipple. If their nipple is erect, gently flick it with your tongue a few times before slowly and gently taking the nipple into your mouth. Alternate between licking and sucking on the nipple. (If your partner has inverted nipples, which approximately 10 to 20% of women do, you can lure the nipples out with touching, kissing, licking, and gentle sucking, but you might have to work a little harder.)

After a while, you can give your mouth a break and go back to gently circling and stroking their nipples—they might enjoy the varying pressure.

5) Don’t bite—unless she asks you to.

Even if your partner is writhing and moaning with pleasure, you shouldn’t get carried away and bite or pull their nipple without her consent. If you sense that your partner might like it rough, ask, “Do you want more?” or “Harder?” before nibbling on or pulling on their nipple. While some people really enjoy rough breast play, others do not, and you don’t want to interrupt your good time or theirs by crossing that line without their consent.

6) Do not bounce, jiggle, honk, or slap.

While some folks may very well be into having their boobs honked during sex, they are likely few and far between. Because so much of breast sensitivity is concentrated in the nipple, groping or jiggling will do literally nothing for most people. (This is also why putting your penis in between your partner’s breasts, while it may look cool and be fun for you, is probably not their favorite activity.) When it comes to breast play, it’s usually best to be gentle and work your way up if it seems like they want it rougher. “Slow and steady wins the race” is a good rule of thumb.

7) Different types of breasts enjoy different things.

In a study conducted at the University of Vienna, researchers found that large breasts were about 24% less sensitive than small ones. “This is probably because the nerve that transmits sensation from the nipple is stretched,” says Alan Matarasso, M.D., a plastic surgeon in New York City. So if your partner has larger breasts, you may want to spend more time stimulating the outer sides of their breasts, just below the armpits, with your tongue or fingertips.

Similarly, if your partner is pregnant, nursing, or on their period, their nipples will be tender. (And this is assuming that your partner wants you to play with their breasts at all—many people with boobs do not, particularly if they’re breastfeeding.) Focus on your partner’s underboob, which is a frequently neglected area, and gently cup and support their breasts.

8) Bring nipple clamps or suckers into the mix.

If you’re into accessories, take your breast and nipple play to the next level by using nipple clamps or suction devices. These toys provide a different, more intense sensation than simply caressing or pinching your partner’s nipples with your own hands. Nipple clamps also allow for consistent nipple stimulation. Your partner can wear them the entire time you’re having sex, freeing up your hands to touch other parts of their body.

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Windows 10 still lets you create desktop shortcuts to applications, files, folders, and even websites. Desktop icons may a little out of fashion, but they’re still useful as part of a nicely organized desktop.

How to Create a Shortcut to an Application

To do this the easy way, open Windows 10’s Start menu. Look for the application you want to use by scrolling through the Apps list at the left side of the menu. If it’s in the tiles list at the right side of the menu, you can also drag it from there.

Once you’ve found it, drag and drop the application’s shortcut from your Start menu to your desktop. You’ll see the word “Link” appear when you’re hovering over the desktop. Release the mouse button to create a link to the program, also known as a desktop shortcut.

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Note that you can’t search for the application by name in the Start menu. Windows 10 won’t let you drag and drop anything from the search results. It should, but it doesn’t.

How to Create a Shortcut to a File or Folder

To create a desktop shortcut to a file, first, locate the file somewhere in File Explorer. Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and then drag and drop the file or folder to your desktop. The words “Create Link in Desktop” will appear. Release the mouse button to create the link.

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Holding down Alt is necessary. If you don’t hold down Alt, Windows will show the words “Move to Desktop,” and it will move the folder or file to your desktop rather than simply creating a link.

How to Create a Shortcut to a Website

In Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you can quickly create desktop shortcuts to websites. With a web page open, drag and drop the icon to the left of the address bar—it’s generally a padlock or an “i” in a circle—to the desktop.

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This doesn’t work in Microsoft Edge for some reason. Edge won’t let you directly create desktop shortcuts. However, you can create them in Chrome or Firefox, and they’ll automatically open in your default web browser—even if that’s Microsoft Edge.

Working With Your Shortcuts

Whatever type of shortcut you create, you can right-click it afterward, select “Rename,” and change the name to whatever you like.

You can use all the above methods to create shortcuts in other folders, too. Want to create a shortcut to a website or application in your Downloads folder? Go right ahead! Just drag and drop it to your desired location instead of the desktop.

If you don’t see any shortcuts on your desktop, they may be hidden. Right-click the desktop and select View > Show Desktop Icons to unhide them.

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You can also choose the size of your desktop icons from here—large, medium, or small. For more size options, position your mouse cursor over the desktop, hold down the Ctrl key, and scroll up and down with your mouse wheel.

Every baby is different. How much and how often your baby feeds will depend on your baby’s needs. Here are a few things to know about how much and how often babies breastfeed during the first days, weeks, and months of life.

First Days

If you have questions about your baby’s growth or how much breast milk he or she is getting, talk with your child’s doctor or nurse.

  • Your newborn baby’s belly is tiny. He or she does not need a lot of milk with each feeding to be full.
  • Your baby may want to eat as often as every 1 to 3 hours. Frequent feeding helps increase your milk supply and gives your baby practice at sucking and swallowing.
  • You may be able to hear your baby sucking and swallowing the breast milk.
  • Most babies who are getting breast milk should not be fed infant formula in the first few days. If you are concerned about meeting your baby’s needs, talk to a lactation consultant, or your baby’s nurse or doctor, right away to find out how to address any breastfeeding problems and determine the best way to meet your baby’s needs.

If you have questions about your baby’s growth or how much breast milk he or she is getting, talk with your child’s doctor or nurse.

Some newborns may be sleepy and not interested in feeding.

At first, babies need to eat about every 2 to 4 hours to help them get enough nutrition and to grow.

This means you may need to wake your baby to feed. You can try patting, stroking, undressing, or changing the diaper to help wake your baby to feed.

If you have concerns about how much your baby is sleeping or eating, talk to his or her doctor or nurse.

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Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

As per the description, I understand that you would like to know how to pin short cut to start menu.

I would suggest you to refer to the article given below if you are using Windows 7.

Pin a program to the Start menu

And if you are using Windows 10 then I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.

Pin apps to Start

Pin the apps you use most often to the Start menu. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Start > All Apps.
  2. Press and hold (or right-click) an app.
  3. Select Pin to Start.

Hope this helps. Please let us know the results. We will be happy to assist you further.

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Create the shortcut at a place ( in a folder, desktop, etc. ) that is convenient for you, right-click the shortcut and click Pin to Start menu or pin to Taskbar.

If this is not working for you, then you may have a system problem, such as registry corruption.

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I just upgraded to Windows 10 and the option to Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar does not show up when you right click on a desktop shortcut.

You mention “registry corruption”, but how would you know if that’s the problem or if Windows 10 just overlooked this ability because they concentrated so much on “apps” in this release.

I can’t listen to any training videos yet that don’t tout the use of “apps” while ignoring the use of “programs”. Yes, sometimes those terms seem to be used interchangeably, but sometimes they are really quite different.

I have desktop links that open a specific browser and take me to a specific web page. Those are the links I’d like to add to my Start menu because those links take me to specific work related sites I need every day. I don’t want to have to search my desktop to find them – I want them on my Start menu.

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  • Grilled chicken can be juicy and flavorful, but it’s also one of the hardest meats to cook perfectly on the grill.
  • Insider spoke with a meat expert and a professional chef to find out some of the ways you could be ruining your chicken on the grill.
  • Overcrowding or forgetting to clean the grill’s surface can leave you with burnt chicken.
  • Don’t add any sauces too soon while the chicken is cooking, and make sure to let the meat rest off of the heat before cutting into it.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Chicken is known as one of the most challenging meats to grill.

Get it right, and you have a juicy, easy-to-eat breast. But if you char it for too long, you end up with a dry, cardboard-like piece of meat.

Here are some common mistakes people make while grilling chicken, and how to get the perfect piece of meat next time.

Make sure the heat isn’t too high.

If you’re cranking the heat up too high you might be ruining your dinner.

Courtney Rada, foodie and host of the meat-focused show “Carnivorous” on Genius Kitchen, told Insider that you don’t need to keep your grill super hot.

“If you’re using a gas grill, medium-high is an ideal temperature — about 350 degrees [Fahrenheit],” she said.

If you’re using charcoal to cook wings, consider pushing the coals to one side so the chicken cooks on indirect heat. That way you have direct heat on one side for searing and indirect heat on the other for lower and slower cooking.

Don’t leave the grill open because the heat will escape.

A grill’s temperature drops each time you open the lid.

That’s why Claudia Sidoti, head chef for HelloFresh, said to cover the grill while the chicken is cooking to create an oven-like experience and prevent precious heat from escaping.

Meat thermometers are the only way to tell if your chicken is really done.

If your meat thermometer is collecting dust in the back of your silverware drawer, you might want to dig it out.

Both Rada and Sidoti said not using a thermometer is a big mistake.

“A meat thermometer is really the only reliable method for determining when meat is done, and there are even meat thermometers that list the actual poultry and temperature on the dial itself to really help guide you on your grill journey,” said Rada.

Sidoti recommended using a meat thermometer to make sure your chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat to get the most accurate reading and make sure it’s not touching the bone.

To avoid burning your chicken, make sure you don’t add the sauces too soon.

You might want to wait a few minutes before slathering your favorite barbecue sauce onto your chicken.

In fact, Rada said, let your chicken sit on the grill before adding more marinade to it, especially if your sauce has a high sugar content as barbecue sauce does.

“Sauce can add a great caramelized crust and flavor but adding too much too early can cause sugar to burn quickly, and make it more difficult to judge if your meat is cooked through,” she told Insider.

Don’t overcrowd the grill with other foods.

It’s tempting to pack the grill full of your favorite fruit and veggie kabobs while the chicken is cooking — but this can end up creating a big mess.

” . If you crowd the grill with other food, the drippings can build up and create larger flames that may give your meat a burnt taste,” Rada said.

Different cuts of meat require different cooking times.

The cooking time and temperature will depend on the cut of meat, according to Rada.

If she’s grilling a chicken breast, she said she’ll flip it four times, which creates a sear for the first two sides to keep in moisture and also adds that nice charred flavor from the grill. Then she finishes with the last two flips over indirect heat.

“A chicken breast cooked correctly will un-stick easily when finished — it shouldn’t fight you when it’s time to take it off the grill,” she told Insider.

If you’re grilling something other than a breast, such as a wing or a thigh, you may want to ask your butcher about the optimal cooking time for the particular cut of meat you’re grilling.

If you dig in too soon after grilling, you may be left with dry chicken.

To avoid letting the juices run out, your chicken should let it rest off of the heat before you cut into it.

Rada said smaller pieces only need about five minutes, but you should wait 15 to 30 minutes for a half or a whole grilled chicken.

Cleaning your grill regularly can make a huge difference.

The general rule of thumb, according to Rada, is to clean your grill before you start cooking.

“It’s crucial to clean your grill with a good brush to avoid flare-ups,” she told Insider. She said she prefers bristle-free brushes or nylon.

If you don’t have a grill brush handy, Rada said, you can scrunch up a piece of aluminum foil, pick it up with kitchen tongs, and scrub the grill with that.

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As a consumer, it’s easy to fall prey to confident and pretty marketing claims, and this is no less true than during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When you see a splash of pink or a pink ribbon, you might assume you’ll be helping breast cancer prevention efforts in some way by buying the product, so you throw it in your cart and move on. But if you really do care about the most common cancer affecting women worldwide, you should reconsider this behavior.

Breast Cancer Action, a watchdog activist organization whose mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer, came up with four questions you should ask yourself before you buy pink:

  1. Does any money from this purchase go to support breast cancer programs? How much?
  2. What organization will get the money and what will they do with the funds?
  3. Is there a “cap” on the amount the company will donate? Has this maximum donation already been met and how can you tell if it has?
  4. Does this purchase put you or someone you love at risk for exposure to toxins linked to breast cancer? What is the company doing to ensure that its products are not contributing to the breast cancer epidemic?

If the company is not being specific in where the money is going and how it’s helping breast cancer prevention efforts, beware. It could just be fluffy marketing that only has sales dollars in mind.

Rest assured the following companies are putting their money where their mouth is:

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Q: How far from the bust point should bust darts end?
-Jackie Perreault, via email

A: Fitting expert and teacher Sarah Veblen explains:

Think of a dart as a teepee, which creates three-dimensionality for the mound of the bust. You never want the dart to extend beyond the fullest part of the mound (the bust apex), because then the peak of the teepee (the dart point) will be empty. We can generalize that the dart point should be just shy of the fullest part of the bust.
The general rule is that the larger the bust, the farther the dart point should be from the apex. A common suggestion is 1 inch for a smaller bust, up to 2-1/2 inches or more for a larger cup size. Essential variables to be considered are the bust size and shape.

Some women have conical breasts, and others have rounded breasts. Some women have curvature along the side of the bust, while others have a flatter side bust.

First assess the fullness or flatness along the side of the bust. Try visualizing the bust from above, as though you were looking down at your body. The dart point should be placed near where the flatness changes into a curved shape. For a round-sided bust, you have more leeway with the dart-point placement.

You’ll have the most success by making a muslin and assessing the fit on your body. You’ll be able to tell if the dart point is too close to the apex (empty space at the tip of the dart) or too far away (straining over the apex). Adjust the dart length in the muslin and reassess.

One of the most difficult shapes to fit, in my experience, is a larger, round-sided bust that becomes more conical at the apex. When the dart point is placed logically-where the roundness breaks away toward the bust apex-there often is excess fabric between the dart point and the apex. It may help to move the dart point slightly closer to the apex.

Sewing carefully shaped darts also can improve the fit. In general, a concave dart helps to fit a round-sided bust, and a convex dart helps to fit a flat-sided bust.

Pressing can work like magic. Press your dart with the point on a curved part of a ham that is similar to the shape of the breast. Move the iron in a circular motion over the dart point, and you can mold the shape of the garment to fit the bust smoothly.

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Bras are complicated little buggers — buying them is anxiety-inducing, washing them is time-consuming and getting them to lay right under clothes sometimes seems aggravatingly impossible.

But we’re here to tell you that it gets better. Women are making so many mistakes when it comes to their bras, from buying them to maintaining them, that it just takes knowing what you’re doing wrong first to actually get it right. So we talked to bra fitting specialist Bobbie Smith of Freshpair to walk us through what we women are getting wrong — and how we can make peace with these complex garments once and for all.

Here are the 10 bra mistakes you’re most likely making:

1. Choosing a bra by cup size.

So we shouldn’t be choosing bras based on cup size? Nope, says Smith — instead, start with the numerical band size. “Cup sizes are directly related to a band size,” she told us. “So for somebody to say, ‘Oh, I’m a D cup’ is irrelevant unless you know what band size it’s correlated with.” Cup sizes are not standard, meaning you may be a D with one band size but a E with another size band. A 32D bra is a cup size smaller than a 34D, for example. Letting go of whatever cup size you think you are will allow you to explore and find the best-fitting bra for you. Which leads us to.

2. Wearing a bra that’s too small.

Many women’s identities are tied up in their cup sizes, Bobbie says, making them resistant to go up a cup size in order to go down a band size. But you may be wearing a 36C when your ribcage measurement is a 32. which would require you to buy a bra that’s a 32E. “A lot of women I fit, I bring them down to a smaller back band size and and suddenly their cup sounds huge,” says Bobbie, “and they think that it’s a character flaw.” Own that larger cup size — it means your bra will actually fit you better.

3. Fastening your bra on the tightest hooks.

When measuring your band size, you should go according to the outermost set of hooks, not the innermost. “A bra is going to stretch about three inches in its lifetime,” says Bobbie, and when it does, “that’s when you go to the next set of hooks.” Buy a bra that fits snugly on the last set of hooks, and only later should you need to use the tighter ones.

4. Letting the band ride up on your back.

“The back band should never be higher than the underwire,” says Bobbie. If it does, it doesn’t fit you properly.

5. Insisting on a contour-style bra instead of a softer seamed, lined bra.

Contour bras are the molded ones, the kind that keep their shape even when they’re in your drawer (and that you usually find at Victoria’s Secret). Seamed bras are the soft ones with floppy fabric cups that mold to the shape of your breast. Which one is right for you, says Bobbie, depends on the texture of your boobs. “If your breasts are firm and they sit up high on their own,” Bobbie recommends, “then you can get away with the push-up bras and the contour style.” But if, like most women, your breasts are softer and not naturally perky, “they’re going to settle at the bottom of the contour cup and you’ll going to have space at the top of the strap.”

Why does this happen? “A breast is naturally cone-shaped, not round,” Bobbie explains, “so when you wear a contour with its own shape, you’re trying to fit soft tissue into that shape.” That’s when you get spillage or “quadra-boob.” The seams of a seamed bra, on the other hand, function like the support beams of a house, giving structure and shape to the breast. They work with your breasts to mold to them, instead of your breasts having to fit into a pre-determined shape.

6. Thinking you can wear one bra with every type of outfit.

Yeah, you just can’t. Certain dresses are going to require a more perky shape, while some shirts might look better if your breasts sit lower and flatter. Try different bras for each item of clothing you have to ensure you’re pairing your outfit with the best bra possible.

7. Wearing a bra two days in a row.

You may have that one bra you love, but bras shouldn’t be worn two days in a row. “Letting a bra rest at least one day in between wear will help the elastic regain its strength,” Bobbie tell us. “When you’re wearing it two days in a row, it’s like pulling on a muscle — it’s going to strain it and it won’t be able to snap back.” One thing that helps keep that elastic fresh? “Washing it in cold water helps it, because the cold water shocks it.” Oh, and while you’re at it.

8. Washing your bras with Woolite.

Your mother might have given you that first bottle of Woolite for your delicates, but Bobbie revealed to us that Woolite is actually terrible for bras: “It was actually designed to soften wool, so you shouldn’t use that on elastic, because you want the elastic to stay firm.” That actually makes a lot of sense.

9. Keeping a bra for too long.

“When worn correctly and taken care of correctly, a bra is going to last you about eight months,” Bobbie broke it to us. “After that, the band is stretched out, so it’s not going to support you anymore.” That’s why you should have six to seven bras in your wardrobe so you can rotate them, making them last longer.

10. Settling for a bra that doesn’t fit.

“Women just accept the fact that bras just aren’t going to fit,” lamented Bobbie. Guilty as charged — we get aggravated and tired of bra shopping and simply settle for a bra that kinda, sorta fits instead of a bra that fits perfectly.

But now that we know exactly what we’re doing wrong, we can get reacquainted with the measuring tape and get back out on the bra buying circuit. For a peek into what a custom bra fitting experience is like, read our own tale here.

Got a bra you love? Now treat it right:

Anyone who wears a bra regularly knows that they are something of a necessary evil. Sure, they offer support and can enhance your natural assets, but they can also be incredibly uncomfortable.

Of course, you don’t have to wear them, but many people feel awkward without one on. So, it’s fair to say that bras come along with a whole set of problems. Want to make the experience a little less painful? There are few ways to fix the most common issues you have with your bra.

The straps are always falling down.

Slippery straps are probably one of the most common bra issues out there. Few things are more irritating than feeling your strap slip down your arm while you’re in the middle of doing something. The solution is usually very simple: tighten the straps. Many of us forget we can do this. Also remember that the more worn they are, the more bras can stretch. If you’ve had your bra for a very long time and the straps are as tight as they can go, you may need a new one.

You might also want to look for a bra with wide-set straps, which are especially helpful if you have narrow or sloping shoulders. Racer-back styles are also much more secure on your shoulders and they can be a cute addition to your lingerie drawer.

The bra leaves red marks in your skin.

Bras might be obnoxious, but they should never actually be painful. If your bra is leaving red marks on your skin, that’s usually a big sign that it’s too tight. If the red marks are only on your shoulders from the straps, try loosening the band a bit. Most of the support comes from the band, and if it’s too loose, you might unknowingly be making the straps tighter to compensate for it. If that doesn’t work, you might need to buy a new bra with a bigger band size, not cup size.

If the red marks are caused by the band, then the band is either too tight or too small. Loosen it as much as possible, and if that doesn’t help, get fitted — you probably need to go up a size in a new bra.

The back of it is always riding up.

Your bra band should be parallel to the floor all around your body. If it isn’t, and you notice it rising higher and higher, the fit is the issue. You are most likely wearing a band that’s too big for you.

If you’ve had the bra for a very long time, it’s also possible that it has stretched out a little too much. In any case, you need a new bra. Head to the store, and pick a bra that is one band size down — but if you do that, remember that you need to go up in the cup size.

There’s spillage in the cups.

Bra cups should be enhancing your breasts — not making them look lumpy. If your breasts are spilling out over the cups, you most likely aren’t wearing the right size. Buy a bra that is one size up in the cups, and make sure they cover all of your breasts without resulting in overflow — and don’t go up in the band.

Another thing to consider is that you aren’t wearing the right kind of bra. If your breasts are on the larger side, you may need to opt for a full-coverage bra, no matter what size it is. Try some options on in a store to get an idea of what feels and looks best.

You get a serious case of back bulge.

The annoying thing about back bulge is that sometimes it can be unavoidable. Since 80% of the support for your breasts comes from the band, it’s imperative that you wear a size that fits correctly. Sometimes, even the right size can create a little bit of back bulge — and if that happens, you might be tempted to just go up a size. You shouldn’t do that because then you’ll be cutting off support for your breasts, which is the whole point in wearing a bra.

So, yes, sometimes back bulge is a bit unavoidable. Other times, though, it can be caused from wearing a bra that is too small on you. Try going up a size in the band to see if that makes a difference. If it doesn’t, look for a bra with a wider back, which may be better for your body shape. You might also want to look into smoother, more stretchy bras, and maybe even ones without underwire.

The cups are gaping.

The only thing worse than cup spillage is when there’s a big gap between your breast tissue and your bra cup. One quick possible fix? Tighten the straps.

If that does nothing, it’s possible that the cup size is too big. Try sizing down, and see if that works. It’s also possible that you aren’t wearing the right shape for your body. Look for more narrow cup shapes — if you are on the smaller side, you might want to go for a demi-cup rather than something full-coverage.

The center of the bra doesn’t sit flat.

The number one rule in bra sizing is that the center gore — the small strip of fabric between the cups — of the bra should always lay flat against your chest. If it’s not doing that, one of two things could be happening. One is that, you guessed it, it doesn’t fit right. The band might be too big — try going down a band size and up a cup size. On the other hand, the cup might be too small — try going up a cup size, or even just half a cup size.

The other possible reason is that your breast type is messing with the center gore. You’ll want to look for a bra that has a different center gore than the one you’re having problems with. For example, if your current gore is too wide, you may need something more narrow. Try on bras with different cup shapes and experiment until you find one that works.

You have so much boob sweat.

Sweat is annoying. Boob sweat is possibly even more annoying. If you experience sweat there all the time, even when you aren’t doing something like working out, it could be that you’re wearing the wrong kind of bra.

Try an unlined style that doesn’t hug quite so close to your body but still offers support. You should also switch up the fabric — anything cotton will be instantly more breathable (over, say, silk). Some bras, like T-shirt bras, are typically on the lighter side as well.

Your breasts sit far apart.

A good bra won’t leave your breasts smashed together, but it also won’t leave them in a long-distance relationship. A good rule of thumb is that breasts should typically be three fingers width apart from each other, although some women naturally have wider-set chests.

If you feel like your breasts are a little too far away from each other for your liking, try a push-up bra. You can also try something that has extra side support with fuller cups. A balconette bra will push your breasts up and together as well.

There’s gaping on the sides.

Just like there shouldn’t be gaping at the top of the cups, there also shouldn’t be gaping on the sides. And like the gaping at the top, this one has the same solution: try a bra with a smaller cup size, or try one that isn’t full coverage. You might also find that a push-up bra, or at least one with a little bit of padding, will be helpful.

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It’s true that shutting down your Windows 10 PC the old-fashioned way only takes three clicks. But why spend the extra energy when you can do it in two? All you have to do is create a shutdown icon, and you’ll save yourself some time.

Create a Shutdown Icon

To create a shutdown icon, right-click your Desktop, hover over “New,” and then select “Shortcut.”

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The “Create Shortcut” menu appears. In the text box under “Type the location of the item,” type the following command and then click “Next”:

Shutdown.exe /s /t 00

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In the next window, type a name for your new shortcut if you want. “Shutdown” is the default, so we’ll leave it that for this example.

Click “Finish” to finish the setup process.

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Your new shutdown icon will appear on your Desktop.

Now, whenever you double-click the icon, your PC will shut down instantly.

Other Useful Shortcuts

As you might have guessed, in addition to Shutdown, there are several other shortcuts you can create. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice one shortcut to have another—you can create as many as you want.

The steps are the same as those we covered above, except you type different commands for each shortcut.

So, once again, just right-click your Desktop, hover over “New,” and then select “Shortcut.” Then, type any of the commands below to create the other shortcuts you want.

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For more information about how to know if your baby is ready to starting eating foods, what first foods to offer, and what to expect, watch these videos from 1,000 Days.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children be introduced to foods other than breast milk or infant formula when they are about 6 months old. Every child is different. How do you know if your child is ready for foods other than breast milk or infant formula? You can look for these signs that your child is developmentally ready:

  • Your child can sit with little or no support.
  • Your child has good head control.
  • Your child opens his or her mouth and leans forward when food is offered.

What Foods Should I Introduce to My Child First?

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that for most children, you do not need to give foods in a certain order. Your child can begin eating solid foods at about 6 months old. By the time he or she is 7 or 8 months old, your child can eat a variety of foods from different food groups. These foods include infant cereals, meat or other proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains, yogurts and cheeses, and more.

If your child is eating infant cereals, it is important to offer a variety of fortified alert icon infant cereals such as oat, barley, and multi-grain instead of only rice cereal. Only providing infant rice cereal is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration because there is a risk for children to be exposed to arsenic. Visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration external icon to learn more.

How Should I Introduce My Child to Foods?

Your child needs certain vitamins and minerals.

Your child needs certain vitamins and minerals to grow healthy and strong. Now that your child is starting to eat food, it is important to choose foods that give your child all the vitamins and minerals they need.

Click here to learn more about some of these vitamins & minerals.

Let your child try one food at a time at first. This helps you see if your child has any problems with that food, such as food allergies. Wait 3 to 5 days between each new food. Before you know it, your child will be on his or her way to eating and enjoying lots of new foods.

The eight most common allergenic foods are milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Generally, you do not need to delay introducing these foods to your child, but if you have a family history of food allergies, talk to your child’s doctor or nurse about what to do for your baby.

How should I prepare food for my child to eat?

At first, it’s easier for your child to eat foods that are mashed, pureed, or strained and very smooth in texture. It can take time for your child to adjust to new food textures. Your child might cough, gag, or spit up. As your baby’s oral skills develop, thicker and lumpier foods can be introduced.

Some foods are potential choking hazards, so it is important to feed your child foods that are the right texture for his or her development. To help prevent choking, prepare foods that can be easily dissolved with saliva and do not require chewing. Feed small portions and encourage your baby to eat slowly. Always watch your child while he or she is eating.

Here are some tips for preparing foods:

  • Mix cereals and mashed cooked grains with breast milk, formula, or water to make it smooth and easy for your baby to swallow.
  • Mash or puree vegetables, fruits and other foods until they are smooth.
  • Hard fruits and vegetables, like apples and carrots usually need to be cooked so they can be easily mashed or pureed.
  • Cook food until it is soft enough to easily mash with a fork.
  • Remove all fat, skin, and bones from poultry, meat, and fish, before cooking.
  • Remove seeds and hard pits from fruit and then cut the fruit into small pieces.
  • Cut soft food into small pieces or thin slices
  • Cut cylindrical foods like hot dogs, sausage and string cheese into short thin strips instead of round pieces that could get stuck in the airway.
  • Cut small spherical foods like grapes, cherries, berries and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Cook and finely grind or mash whole-grain kernels of wheat, barley, rice, and other grains.

On August 16, two women filed a class-action lawsuit against major breast implant manufacturer Allergan after the company recalled its Biocell textured implants. The implants had been linked to a rare form of cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL.

The women involved in the lawsuit are seeking monetary damages for themselves and other women with the implants because they “will be forced to expend substantial sums for the removal of the recalled implants, surgical and diagnostic fees, and/or medical monitoring and invasive diagnostic procedures required as a result of their exposure to the risk of contracting BIA-ALCL,” according to lawsuit documents obtained by Insider.

As of September 2018, the FDA had received 457 unique reports of BIA-ALCL, including nine deaths “which may be attributable” to the cancer, according to a letter the FDA wrote to healthcare providers.

According to the lawsuit, Allergan also used fake names like “Costa Rica” and “Santa Barbra” instead of “Allergan” to hide the exact number of negative effects reports that people filed. The lawyers working on the lawsuit said these false reports violate the law and also put anyone with the Biocell textured implants at risk of misinformation.

“As a result, consumers, healthcare professionals, and the FDA were unable to detect trends in Allergan’s products, depriving the market of the necessary information to make an informed decision about whether Allergan’s products were safe and effective,” the lawsuit said.

Allergan has not responded to Insider’s request for comment.

Friday 28 June 2019, 2:17pm

Manchester-based charity ‘Prevent Breast Cancer’ has launched a partnership with The Tim Bacon Foundation and will be receiving a £100,000 donation to support its breast cancer prevention research. It is the UK’s only charity dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.

The money raised will fund two research projects focused on breast density which is the second highest risk factor for developing breast cancer, both of which will take place at the University of Manchester. The research aims to help scientists better understand this risk factor to protect future generations from the disease.

It is hoped the research will help to improve the screening process for breast cancer and also hopes to improve prevention of the disease such as the development of drugs to reduce breast density levels. The partnership also aims to raise awareness of breast density as a risk factor.

Nikki Barraclough, executive director at Prevent Breast Cancer, said:

“We are excited to be partnering with a fellow Manchester-based charity that we can work together with, to make a difference. By supporting our ground-breaking research, The Tim Bacon Foundation will be helping us change lives. Despite breast density being a key risk factor for developing breast cancer, there’s been little research into why that is – the generous donation from the Tim Bacon Foundation will be funding two key research projects to give a better understanding into breast density.”

Nikki Barraclough- Executive Director, Prevent Breast Cancer

The Tim Bacon Foundation was created in Tim’s name to recognise his achievements and to carry on his legacy. Tim was first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2000 and despite a period of remission, he passed away in April 2016.

Jeremy Roberts, chair of the Foundation, said: “Tim was always vibrant, inspiring and generous. He faced his personal battle with cancer with the exact same courage and strength that he carried with him throughout his life. I am inspired by him every day, and I wanted to ensure that his spirit was not forgotten. The Tim Bacon Foundation aims to help charities who have research projects that make a real difference and who offer help and support for anyone that has been affected by cancer.”

The research is due to start later this year.

Microsoft shipped Windows 10 with a revamped Start Menu, replacing the Windows 8 Start Screen that many users hated. However, some still don’t like the Windows 10 Start Menu or Start Screen, so this guide will show people how to get the Windows 7 style Start Menu on Windows 10 using useful third-party utilities or a kind of do-it-yourself hack.

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The Windows 10 Start Menu brings back a lot of what people loved in the Windows 7 Start Menu, but it still works very differently.

For those who like the Windows 8 Start Screen that filled up the entire display, change to that view using these simple steps:

  • Swipe in from the right side of the screen towards the left on touchscreen computers or tablets or …
  • Click on the Action Center in the lower right corner of the screen just left of the time and keyboard icons.
  • Tap or click on the Tablet Mode button to turn on Tablet Mode, which brings back the Windows 8/8.1 style full-screen Windows Start Screen.

The Problem with the Windows 10 Start Menu

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The old Windows 7 Start menu

Here are a couple of reasons many people don’t like the new Windows 10 Start Menu.

First, the Windows 10 Start Menu removes the links to useful features like Control Panel, Computer and the Run command. Second, the program hides all the links to installed programs under a single button called All apps. Windows 7 and earlier included a fly out menu called All Programs that made it easy to see all the programs installed on the computer. The utilities described below will show how to get this back.

The All apps button shows a list of programs installed, but it’s rather small and requires the user to scroll up or down to find apps at the end of the list. The third-party utilities bring back the All Programs fly out and make it possible to customize the font sizes to make them bigger and easier to touch or read.

The Windows 10 Start Menu includes some useless app tiles on it by default. See the first image above. This requires more configuration that’s not as easy as it should be. The user must right-click each app under All apps. Then choose Pin to Start to get the more useful apps on the Start Menu/Start Screen or right-click and unpin the useless tiles.

How to Make the Windows 10 Start Menu Look Like Windows 7

A lot of Windows Start menu button alternatives exist. We list the three best options. This includes the two best third-party utilities, one that’s free and one that costs $5, but looks better. We’ll start with a way to hack together a do-it-yourself Start Menu replacement using features built into Windows 10.

Make Your Own Windows 10 Start Menu

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One option includes creating your own Start Menu using the Toolbars feature of the Taskbar, the bar across the bottom of the Windows 10 screen that includes the Start Menu, Cortana, some Program icons and the Action Center along the right. Right-click on the Taskbar and choose Toolbars and then New toolbar …. This lets the user select a folder to work as a toolbar. Create a folder and fill it with links to programs, features or other things. In order to do that, use the commands found at HowToGeek.

Classic Shell

Classic Shell offers the best option to bring back the Windows 7 style Start menu and costs nothing. Classic Shell comes with a lot of great features, like multiple styles of start menus as shown in the two images below. It also comes with some junk, so watch carefully while installing the program. I don’t install any of the other features like Classic Internet Explorer or Classic File Manager.

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The link above puts a shell icon on where the Start button should sit. The style below looks like the old Windows XP Start button.

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If Classic Shell only offered custom start button styles, no one would want it. The comprehensive level of features and customizations make it worth downloading. For example, after installing the program and setting it to run each time the computer boots, right-click it and choose Settings. This shows a windows with some tabs for the settings available.

  • Change the Start menu contents
  • Change sounds associated with various Classic Shell functions
  • Skin the menu to make it look like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 or others
  • Pick between different Start Menu styles from the Classic, 2 columns, or Windows 7 Style

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Start10 from Stardock

Start 10 comes with a better looking collection of customizations, but it also costs $5 after a 30 day free trial. So pick between better looking features with Start10 or free with Classic Shell above.

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Right-click the Start menu with Start10 installed and running to find the Configure Start10 link to the program’s settings. Inside the configuration screen we get five screens: Style, Configure, Control, Desktop and About. Click or tap on these labels listed on the left side of the configuration screen.

The Style section lets users pick the Windows 7 style Start menu. Pick one and there’s a drop down box to change each style of menu. For example, the Windows 7 Style menu lets a user pick from Default theme, Default theme with Black Edges, Rounded and Shadow.

A drop down box at the bottom of the Style section lets users choose a different Start button image.

Under Configure choose things like the size of the icons, which items to include on the Start menu and which of those show up as fly out menus or just links. Control changes what the Start button the keyboard opens. The Desktop configures options that make more sense if the user installs other Startdock utilities.

Which Works Best?

The above three options come with their own strengths. People who like to hack things themselves should go with our first option, the do-it-yourself Start Menu created using the Toolbars on the Taskbar. If you care more about looks than price, go with Start10 from Stardock. If you care more about function and free, go with Classic Shell. That’s my pick. I heartily recommend Classic Shell over Start10 and the do-it-yourself option.

Making six figures is no small milestone for your career — or your financial life.

With a bigger paycheck should also come more saving and more investing. But, it also might mean bigger taxes, and a very different set of life plans than you had when you were making half your current salary — you might be thinking about starting a family or even retiring early once you get to this stage.

Making six figures is certainly exciting, but it requires a little bit more money management. Here are three moves you should consider making once you reach a $100,000 per year salary.

1. Increase your 401(k) savings

If you spent years prioritizing other financial goals, like paying off student loans or saving for the down payment on a home, you might want to consider putting retirement savings at the front of your priority list now that you’ve reached six figures.

“The six-figure mark is a great time to get serious about saving for retirement,” says financial planner Sophia Bera of Gen Y Planning. “I use 15% as a rough estimate on what you should be saving for retirement,” she says.

For an 401(k) (usually an employer-sponsored account) the maximum contribution in 2020 is $19,500.

In Bera’s opinion, making six figures for the first time makes a great opportunity to max out your account. For someone making $100,000 and already saving 15%, increasing your savings by 4.5% to 19.5% would max out your 401(k). Doing this can drastically reduce your taxable income, helping you become eligible for a Roth IRA (more on that below), where you can keep saving.

2. Start a health savings account

Bera says a health savings account can be a great way to reduce your taxable income, start saving for future goals, or add extra to retirement savings.

Health savings accounts are generally available to anyone who has an eligible high-deductible health insurance plan. In 2020, $3,550 is the maximum contribution for a single person, while $7,100 is the maximum for a couple or family.

Any money you put into a HSA is a pre-tax contribution, which means it lowers your tax bill.

Plus, your HSA is more than a savings account — it also can act like an investment account. Since the money you put in an HSA rolls over from year to year, “you can use that account as another investment or like a retirement account,” says Bera. “I have a lot of clients that aren’t touching their HSA, but are maxing it out every year and using it like an IRA for medical costs closer to retirement when they expect those costs to be greatest.”

She continues: “And, when people hit that six figure mark, they’re starting to think about having a family. This is a great time to start maxing out your HSA if you know you’re going to be having a lot of out-of-pocket medical costs, like for labor and delivery.”

3. Then, start contributing to a Roth IRA

If you’re making six figures, you’re getting close to the income limit for a Roth IRA — a type of retirement account that allows tax-free distributions. A single person making $139,000, or a couple making more than $206,000 combined, is no longer eligible for a Roth IRA.

But, Bera says there are a few workarounds. “If you max out your 401(k), you’re lowering your taxable income for the year and you might actually still qualify for a Roth IRA,” she says. The same goes for a health savings account.

For example, if you made $140,000 per year, you wouldn’t qualify for a Roth IRA. But, subtract the maximum 401(k) contribution of $19,500, and suddenly your taxable income is $120,500 — making your income suddenly eligible for a Roth IRA.

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Source: UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Managing weight is a challenge for most people in the US. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70% of American adults are overweight.

This puts them at higher risk for serious conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. For women, being overweight or obese after menopause increases the risk of breast cancer.

Having more fat tissue can increase your chance of getting breast cancer by raising estrogen levels. Also, women who are overweight tend to have higher levels of insulin, another hormone. Higher insulin levels have also been linked to some cancers, including breast cancer.

But the connection between weight and breast cancer risk is complicated. Studies suggest the risk appears to be increased for women who gained weight as an adult but may not be increased among those who have been overweight since childhood. Also, having extra fat in the waist area may raise risk more than having extra fat in the hips and thighs.

And even though gaining weight can raise your cancer risk, it’s not clear whether losing weight reduces your risk. This turns out to be a tough question for scientists to answer, mainly because very few people actually lose weight during adulthood, and those who do lose weight don’t usually keep it off over a long period of time. So it is difficult to find a large enough group of people to study or to be able to study them over an extended length of time.

We do know that avoiding weight gain is helpful, whether you are overweight now or not. If you’re carrying extra pounds, losing as little as 5%-10% of your weight improves your overall health. A good goal for most overweight women is to drop half a pound per week for 6 months. What’s more, exercise can also lower breast cancer risk above and beyond the impact it can have on losing weight. Many studies have found that exercise is a breast-healthy habit. As little as 75 to 150 minutes of brisk walking each week has been shown to lower risk. Ramping up your exercise routine even more may lower your breast cancer risk even further.

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Your free CaringBridge website or Mobile App has all the tools you need to keep your family and friends updated during a difficult time. Because we’re a nonprofit, we put your needs first.

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A health crisis throws everything into chaos. Because your family and friends care, questions and phone calls won’t stop and stuff begins to pile up.

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Your personal CaringBridge website gives you one centralized, private place to share health updates and request help.

How To Create A Site

1. Get Started

It’s easy to start a personalized, advertisement-free site. You can create a website for yourself or someone else in less than 5 minutes.

2. Personalize It

Give your CaringBridge website a name, add a main site photo and select a cover photo.

3. Post an Update

Tell people what’s happening with a quick update or longer Journal entry. Your site is all about your illness or injury and what you need to say and hear.

4. Get Support

Write a message explaining ways family and friends can best help you—because they want to help you. You can even link your CaringBridge website to a personal fundraiser or other helpful tools.

5. Share It

Invite people to visit or share a link on other social media sites.

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See all your information in one place

A CaringBridge website provides all the information your family and friends need so they can give you all the support you need. See your story unfold as you post Journal entries and your site visitors respond with words of encouragement. Your home page incorporates a feed of Well Wishes and Journal comments, drawing your whole community closer in exchanging meaningful thoughts.

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A brief message welcomes new visitors

Introduce family and friends to your story with a brief background of what led to starting your CaringBridge website. You can summarize the diagnosis and make sure everyone gets the same information. It’s an easy place for new visitors to start.

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Keep everyone up-to-date with journal entries

CaringBridge is an easy place to update all your family and friends, making your health journey just a little bit easier for you. Use the Journal as an outlet to inform visitors of a diagnosis and share updates during treatment and recovery. You can also mark milestones and share photos or videos in your Journal. Your family and friends can respond directly to each update with comments and messages of encouragement.

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It’s amazing what the power of words can do

Your family and friends can leave you Well Wish messages, offering words of encouragement and stories, memories, photos and videos of their own or one of our beautiful CarePost™ graphic images. These uplifting messages of love and hope give strength.

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Share moments, smiles and great memories

Easily add as many photos as you’d like to your website to share your memories and milestones through more than words. Your family and friends can view and comment on your photos.

Everyone is notified at the same time

You post a new update on CaringBridge and everyone who follows your site is immediately informed with an email or text message. Each person can customize their notification preferences.

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People like you make CaringBridge possible. When you donate in honor of your loved one, your Tribute donation means that CaringBridge is always available, free of charge and designed to make each health journey easier. Every dollar donated to CaringBridge connects 5 people who become stronger together.

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Activate your community of support

Your family and friends want to know how they can help. This is your place to tell them. Let them know your needs, when you want visitors, hospital or facility information and how to contact you. Link your CaringBridge website with your favorite tools, like a personal fundraiser or calendar. Let CaringBridge serve as the hub of help during a difficult and hectic time.

Set up personal fundraising support

A health crisis can create a financial burden. You can create a personal fundraiser with GoFundMe so your friends can easily find and participate in your campaign. Your visitors will see this on your Ways to Help page.

We give you control and privacy options

We provide a safe, protected, ad-free space to communicate during a health journey. Your personal data is never sold. You can customize your privacy settings to control access and see who’s visiting and following your site. It’s up to you if you want to have your site searchable on the web by search engines like Google. See our commitment to privacy.

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Your CaringBridge website is all about you and your story. Select the cover photo that you like best, give your site a title and personalize with photos. You can switch the main site and cover photos any time.

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Windows 10 will keep itself updated on its own most of the time, but some people like to go into settings and tweak what gets updated and when. To make it easier to get to Windows Update, you can create a shortcut that takes you straight to where you want to go. Here’s how to do it!

How to create a Windows Update shortcut in your Start menu

You can easily add a Windows Update shortcut to your Start menu if you’d like to keep your desktop uncluttered. Here’s how to do it.

    Click the Start button.

Click the Settings button. It looks like a small gear and is located above the power button.

Right-click Windows Update.

Click Yes.

Windows Update will now show up as a tile in your Start menu.

How to create a Windows Update shortcut on your desktop

Placing a shortcut to Windows Update on your desktop is one of the quickest ways to get where you’re going. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Right-click an empty spot on your desktop.
  2. Click New.

Click Shortcut.

Click Next.

Click Finish.

You will now have a shortcut to Windows Update on your desktop. Just double-click it and you’ll go right to the settings page.

How to change the desktop shortcut icon

Not satisfied with the standard gear icon the shortcut uses? Here’s how to change it to something else.

    Right-click the Windows Update desktop shortcut.

Click Properties.

Click Change Icon.

Click OK.

Click OK.

Your shortcuts

Do you have a shortcut to Windows Update on your desktop or in your Start menu? Let us know in the comments section!

Crysis Remastered on Xbox One X is unfortunately a mixed bag

The remaster of Crysis, the classic 2007 FPS hit on PC, has arrived on Xbox One X. But is it a faithful and high-quality remaster? We think it is in some ways, but is quite disappointing in others. Here’s our full review.

Dell XPS 13 lineup gets speed boost with Intel 11th Gen, Thunderbolt 4

Dell took the veil off of its latest XPS 13 lineup today, debuting updates to both the standard XPS 13 and the convertible XPS 13 2-in-1. What’s new? They’re a whole lot faster with Intel’s latest Core CPUs, Thunderbolt 4, and faster RAM.

These are the best deals on Xbox consoles you’ll find this month

If you’re in the market for a new Xbox One console, you’ll want to check these deals out first.

Make the most of your Surface Pen and Slim Pen with these awesome apps

To really maximize the ability of the Surface Pen and Slim Pen, there are some essential apps you should check out. We’ve rounded up the best right here for a variety of purposes.

When you install Windows 7 there is no desktop icon for My computer, but if you want you can easily add it from the start menu. But what about Windows 8, there is no start menu in Windows 8 from where you can create My Computer and Control Panel desktop icon. So here I am giving a small tutorial on how to Create My Computer and Control Panel desktop icon in Windows 8.

When you have installed a new copy of Windows 8 you will have only Recycle Bin on the desktop. If you want to add a desktop icon of My computer and control panel then follow the steps below.

• Right click on your desktop and go to Personalize option. Now on the left pane click Change the desktop icons and a window will pop-up.

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• From that window you can tick the options of My Computer and Control Panel and apply the settings. Now you will have your icons on the desktop.

One more small tutorial:

How to add My Computer icon in Windows 8 Metro UI Start Screen

From the above tutorial you have created desktop icon for My Computer. Right click on the My Computer icon and click Pin to Start. Now it is there on the start screen.