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Women have been suffering from hair loss as far back as they can remember, but it’s only been in the last few years that it has become more mainstream as far as talking about it and dealing with it. It has always been seen as an issue that affects men physically and mentally, and it’s only now that the medical community and society as a whole understands that it affects women just as deeply.

For a woman who is suffering from hair loss, there is always a quest to find answers and solutions. Is it possible to slow down or, better yet, reverse hair loss in women? Let’s take a closer look.

The Best Answer is Prevention

Unfortunately, when it comes to slowing down or reversing hair loss in women, there is no sure fire solution. There are a number of hair loss products on the market today, with some pretty impressive results, but one simply can’t guarantee that every single woman will enjoy the same results. With that said, professionals always say that prevention is the best answer.

Hair loss can be caused by all kinds of different things, many of which are out of the woman’s control, however some can be controlled and at least minimized. For example, dramatic weight loss and stress can both cause hair loss in women. By cutting back on each of these issues, the woman may be able to prevent hair loss altogether.

Treatment Options

For women who can’t control the situation and prevent hair loss from occurring, it’s best to look into the variety of hair growth products for women. Your doctor will be able to talk with you about various products that you can purchase that can stimulate new hair growth. Many of these are in a shampoo-type formula so they are very easy to use.

Diet has also been shown to play a huge part in hair loss. Did you know that by increasing your intake of vitamin B12, zinc, iron, and protein that you can be helping your hair to really thrive? Ideally, you want to get these items through food, but if not you can always take a supplement.

For women who love to use hot tools to style your hair, it’s time to put those tools away and let your hair go au natural. There is nothing more damaging to your hair than a blow dryer, straight iron, and curling iron. Each of these ends up causing breakage, which will make your hair appear even thinner.

Stress is another big factor in hair loss, so it can be extremely beneficial to find ways to relax and unwind.

A final tip is to start massaging your head each time you wash your hair. Spend time to actually rub your scalp and really let your shampoo do its job. Massage will also work to improve the blood flow in your scalp, which can help.

There is Help Available

While there is no one-size fits all solution that will work for every woman out there, you’ll find that there are a variety of treatment options that can at least slow down a person’s hair loss.

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This local, female-focused accelerator program is ready for take-off with some exciting new changes. Keep reading for all the high-flying details.


Bad Girl Ventures is now known as Aviatra Accelerators.

Aviatra Accelerators, formerly known as Bad Girl Ventures, decided to roll with change, not be scared of it.

No longer just specified to one type of woman, this company has grown into an established organization with a larger overall mission to help all women entrepreneurs, according to president and CEO of Aviatra Accelerators, Nancy Aichholz.

Changing a brand’s name may seem simple, but along with that comes an entire rebranding process. In this case, the rebranding process began at Northern Kentucky University, where all aspects of the company were broken down and looked into. Aichholz and her team knew at this point where the company could go, and knew the best way to begin that process was through a name change and rebranding.

There are many steps of rebranding. The first and most important step Aichholz was the name change. “Changing the name to a more mature, professional name would meet the woman where she is and stay ahead of her and be a more substantial player in the ecosystem of start up businesses,” says Aichholz.

After looking at the bigger picture at NKU, the company reached out to the Lindner Women in Business at the University of Cincinnati to undertake quantitative research regarding the best way to change the brand name.

Before the name change, people didn’t know what Bad Girl Ventures was all about. “If someone didn’t already know who we were and what we were doing, then they weren’t sure what our organization was,” says Aichholz.

After research at UC came research at a branding firm called Hyperquake, who used marketing research to find a name that would reflect the future of the brand. The solution they came up with? A female pilot, otherwise known as an Aviatrix. The company was drawn to this because of the empowerment that was associated with female pilots. In photos, the women had pride in their faces, standing tall and proud, with their eyes full of passion. That is what the company wanted to embody moving forward: confidence, passion, strength, and drive.

“It was time to take on a different look and give the organization a refresh. This new rebrand will help us attract new clients, potentially new markets, and will encapsulate who we are as an organization and what we provide to the women who are growing their businesses,” says Karen Finan, board chair of Aviatra Accelerators.

Realizing when change needs to happen is an important intuition to have, and after seven years, Bad Girl Ventures remolded to meet the needs of their new clientele.

“Our mission has not changed. Our mission has always been to empower female entrepreneurs; we just need to do it differently now than we did in the past because the woman has changed. The ecosystem has changed. The word “ventures” in our old name was just a part of what we do, but we do so much more,” explains Aichholz.

Falling under that “much more” is Avaitra Accelerator’s new Greater Cincinnati 2017 LAUNCH Class taking place this spring. The LAUNCH class is for female entrepreneurs and business owners who already operate a viable, well-vetted business with an established revenue stream and customer base. Those who participate in LAUNCH seek capital to push their businesses forward because at the end of the LAUNCH stage, each business has the opportunity to compete for up to $25,000 low interest loan from Aviatra Accelerators.

The five entrepreneurs who were chosen to participate this spring are the following:

Black Career Women’s Network. This is a national network that is dedicated to the professional development of African American women by providing numerous tools and communities for their disposal.

Allie’s Walkabout. This is a dog care facility that offers clients doggy daycare, boarding, grooming, and training in a stress free, playful environment.

Core Strong. This unique gym that offers members the chance to improve their mental and physical strength without the distractions of a typical gym setting, located in Covington, Kentucky.

The Healing Kitchen. This company uses the Findlay Market Incubator Kitchen to produce made-from-scratch food using only the best, healthy ingredients from local farmers.

Your Stylist, LLC. Created by Jackie Neville, this company offers personal styling and wardrobe services, assisting individuals to help them look and feel their best.

The LAUNCH class is currently held for these entrepreneurs every Wednesday night from 6-9pm at the Aviatra Accelerators office located at 114 West Pike Street, Covington, KY. For more information about Aviatra Accelerators, click here or here.


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Stress affects an alarming number of people in the UK and figures show that 488,000 cases of work-related stress were reported between 2015-2016. With figures like this, it is clear that there is a significant problem affecting a large section of the population. The NHS has a very good support system that can help you if you suffer from stress, so always seek your doctor’s advice if you are starting to feel any signs of stress.


To identify the difference between feeling a bit blue and developing stress, the following definition is provided by the Oxford dictionary for stress: “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.”


Stress can have many different symptoms and various causes. Symptoms include insomnia, headaches, upset stomach, the lack of energy, high blood pressure and loss of sexual desire, amongst many others.


Causes of stress are commonly associated with work demands and unhappiness in a person’s career. If you suffer from work-related stress than you are certainly not alone. There are a number of solutions that you can look at depending on your circumstances. Maybe you are ready for a well-earned break if you have been working hard without any time off. You should try and take breaks while in work; don’t work through your lunch, try and take a walk to clear your head. You might be surprised at how effective this can be.


If you are overcome with the responsibilities of your role then maybe you can talk to your manager about it. It might be that they are unaware of some additional responsibilities that you have taken on or they might be able to help you to find more efficient ways of doing things. If your manager isn’t helpful or isn’t available, then you can always speak to your HR department or any advice lines that your company provides.


Stress can also be caused by money problems and if you are struggling with debts then you should seek advice through support networks like Citizens Advice or debt charities. They may be able to help you find a solution and relieve some of the stress that you are feeling.


Common ways to reduce stress levels include exercising more, as the release of endorphins will bring a feeling of euphoria. If you are not a fan of exercise then maybe you could try and make into a social event; join a class where you get to meet new people and enjoy their company.


Other more controversial methods of coping with stress include the use of marijuana in some places around the world. In the United States you can speak to companies that provide services for the dispensing of marijuana such as


If you are struggling with stress, then you should take immediate action, as it will only build up the longer that you try and bury your head in the sand. Seek help today and make your first step on your way to life with limited stress.

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Technology is not just changing the way we communicate online. It has the potential to improve our general health. We are therefore offering the following top five tips on the technologies that have the potential to boost your health and wellbeing.

A Hybrid Smartwatch

There are many hybrid smart watches on the market that are blending fashion with fitness tracking and notification technology. You can therefore look stylish while you track your daily steps to ensure you achieve your activity goals – so you can wear the hybrid smartwatch at work, during exercise, shopping or when enjoying a night out with friends.

Wearable technology has therefore become a popular accessory for health-conscious people looking for ways to track their steps and increase their motivation. So, by tracking your health and boosting your activity levels, you may soon notice a difference to your overall health.

Smartphone Apps

Whether you want to count calories, track your food consumption or diversify your exercises, there is an app out there to help you achieve your goals. So, think about the different ways you would like to improve your health and you can guarantee you will discover the right help to suit your needs. So, take your health into your own hands with a smartphone app.

Social Media

Many apps also allow you to share your progress on numerous social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter. As your followers may expect to see an update on your performance, as well as spotting some progress, sharing your stats on social media can be a great motivation tool, because you will feel a pressure to perform.

What’s more, you can join an online community that is dedicated to a particular activity, so you can share tips, advice and learn more from other like-minded community members.

Online Personal Training

The online universe allows personal trainers to connect with people from across the world, developing tailored workout plans to boost their core strength and fitness. You can also keep the trainer updated on your progress via email.

So, if you are struggling to find the right trainer in your local area, you can always go online to communicate with professional trainers who can help you meet your fitness potential and exceed your expectations. With online personal training becoming more affordable, it has never been easier to connect with experienced professionals, using their advice and tips to maximise your performance with a particular exercise or at the gym.

A nutritious diet and active lifestyle has the potential to improve both our physical and mental health. Our health is in our own hands – but technology can place information, advice and motivation at your fingertips. Do not spend time thinking about what you need to do and start using technology to boost your health. So, buy a hybrid watch, embark with off-line or online personal training, use social media as a motivation tool and install one or more helpful smartphone apps that can help you stay on the right track.



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We all want the perfect summer beach body, but most of us leave it until spring, and then panic and attempt unhealthy crash diets. These often don’t work, and even if they do, you put most of the weight back on while you are away. A healthier and more sustainable way to do it is to make simple changes to your lifestyle, starting today. You’ll be fitter, healthier, more energetic, and look great in time for summer. Just remember to keep it up after your holiday.

If you are studying an online respiratory therapy program, like those at the University of Cincinnati, you’ll be aware of just how respiratory problems can affect you in later life, and how important it is to look after your health right now.

Drink More Water

Drinking eight glasses of water a day keeps your body hydrated and working at its best. Water improves your skins elasticity, so you’ll stay wrinkle free for longer. It can also help improve the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. Drinking a glass of water before meals will also help you to feel full faster, making you much less likely to over indulge.

Swap Your Snacks

Eating healthy meals is great, but what about your snacks? Snacking isn’t a bad thing, if you’re eating small meals regular snacking actually helps boost your energy levels and metabolism, and can help you lose weight. Just make sure that instead of fatty treats, you eat things like fruit and fat free yogurts.

Say No to Sugar

Sugar in drinks, both fizzy and hot, is one of the leading causes of obesity. It’s best to cut fizzy drinks all together, but if you do have the odd one, make it sugar free. If you don’t like hot drinks unsweetened, try reducing it slowly. So, go from two sugars, to one and a half, and then the next week drop another half; you won’t even notice a change in taste.


Consider investing in a fitness tracker and try to add some steps every day. As well as going for a long walk, or walking instead of driving places, take the stairs whenever you can, and use the bathroom further away when you are at work or school. You’ll probably find the increased amount of water you are drinking means you need to walk to the toilet much more, too.


As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, do a few stretches. This will kick start your metabolism, as well as improving your posture and circulation. Try some gentle online yoga routines for some guidance.


Change Your Thinking

One of the first things you need to do is change your way of thinking. The perfect body isn’t the body you see in magazines. That isn’t real. Instead, aim to be the best version of yourself, which is healthy, and happy. This is much more important than what you weigh.

Most of us lead exceptionally busy lives. Working, raising a family, or studying a degree, such as an online respiratory therapy degree. This makes the idea of diets or exercise plans daunting and unrealistic. Instead, try to make simple

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If you live in the UK or you are thinking about moving to the UK, there are certain steps you need to take that will ensure that you get the best job possible. In some cases, job applicants may simply need to brush up on their existing skills, while in other situations you may be starting from scratch. Either way, the following tips will increase your career prospects in the UK.

Learn to Drive

Depending on public transport is not always the ideal situation. In many cases, you may need to be able to drive to and from work or during working hours. This is particularly true if you decide to work outside the main UK cities or you will have to visit clients on-site on a regular basis.

However, thanks to driver theory test websites you can begin the process of getting your UK drivers licence. For example, if you check this site out you will find examples of the mock theory tests that will help you to get familiar with the rules of the road in the UK and will prepare you for your driving test.

Education and Qualifications

You need to focus on getting the appropriate qualifications so that you become eligible to apply for the position you are interested in. A wide range of classroom based courses and online courses are available that can help you improve certain skills and will give you the knowledge required to work in a certain area.

Work Experience

Having the appropriate qualifications is an important first step on the road towards a new career. However, many employers are also interested in finding out what work experience you have and how you can help them. If you don’t have any relevant work experience, you need to address this issue quickly and there are many ways you can do this.

Volunteering, working as an intern or freelancing are just some of the ways you can obtain valuable work experience. You may not get paid very much for this work or you may not get paid at all, but being able to add this work experience to your CV will grab the attention of potential employers.

Prepare for the Interview Process

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and work experience, you now need to convince an employer that you’re the perfect candidate for the role they are advertising. To do this you need to prepare properly for the interview process.

Your CV should look professional, be free from mistakes, and you should emphasise your work achievement to date. If you have not applied for a job in the UK for a while, it’s a good idea to get advice from a careers expert or someone who knows exactly what a human resources department looks for in a CV.

When you are eventually called for an interview, this is the first time your interviewers will have met you in the flesh. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the occasion and clearly demonstrate in the interview that you are interested in the position being offered.

With the proper preparation, you can land your perfect job. However, make sure you address each of the tips above first.

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If you’re in the house, perhaps stuck indoors for the night, there are a few things that you can do to pass the time. Turn off the telly and grab your tablet to get playing some of these spectacular games, they’re perfect for beginners and veteran players alike.

Bejeweled 2

Most people love this game because of the simple yet impressive gameplay that it offers. The grid that you are given in this game is filled with different coloured gems, just switch them around and make winning combos. While this may seem simplistic there’s a load of strategy involved in the game too, so study hard and you’ll be on the road to winning.

Candy Crush

One of the top grossing games of all time, the free to play Candy Crush is a firm favourite of many. Android and Apple users alike can download multiple versions of this game from their respective app stores.

The game has a sweet theme and challenges users to move sweets around to create combos. While this may sound similar to Bejeweled 2, there are a lot of special features within this game to make it more exciting, like exploding symbols and trapped candy.


We see requests on Facebook for Farmville all the time! If you’re interested in finding out why this is then you can download the game for free. While it may appear like a basic game, once you get into the game you’ll find lots of other endeavours to practice. You can start by planting basic seeds and tending to your farm but once you get into the game you can expand your land, discover new plant strains and chat with other players.

This game is so prolific on Facebook because the company behind the game want you to get your friends involved too. When you play with other users you can swap items and give them to others to help their journey. You’ll get perks for giving gifts too, like increased rankings and special achievements. If you want to really do well with this game then you can log in each day to see how your farm is progressing.

Online Bingo

Bingo is popular with many and fortunately, you can now enjoy it from the comfort of your home. All you need to do is find bingo sites that accept PayPal and sign up with them. You can found safe sites in this handy list that you can work with.

You can play all variations of the game on most of the sites and you can also take part in competitions with huge payouts up for grabs. Not sure about the rules? Most sites have a section dedicated to that so read up before playing.

Puzzle Games

There are so many different puzzle games out there that you can use to flex your brain, like these classics. Whether you prefer to do a crossword or play a quick game of Sudoku, you’ll find a place to play. These games have even been proven to be beneficial to your overall mental health, which is a great added perk.

These are some of the best games for a relaxing evening.


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If you’re trying to organize a party for the girls and you want it to be a night to remember, you’ve probably already had thoughts of Magic Mike flashing in your head. A bachelorette party isn’t a party unless it has pecs, biceps and chiseled six packs. If you’re in charge of the organization then the only way to justify your role as chief organizer is to give everyone the night of their lives.


You want bronzed Adonis’s that will pump and grind your party to the next level. There are lots of male revue companies that claim to give ladies the ultimate entertainment but you should go for a company that has a great reputation so you know it won’t be an anti-climax. Hunks the Show has had amazing feedback from women across the country that have been taken to ecstasy with their performances.


Why not set the scene for your bachelorettes by having a warm up evening; have a few glasses of wine and watch Magic Mike to give everyone a taste of the fun to come. Going to Las Vegas to see the real experience is the thing that only dreams are made of. Channing Tatum and his lean, sexy friends would be the best experience anyone could have the pleasure of. If you can’t get the real thing then there are still lots of very beautiful men out there that won’t be happy until you see their torsos.


Bachelorette parties can be great for all if you get the right mix of entertainment. Some good drinking games to get the party started, some forfeits for people to complete and what happens after that may well bit a bit of a blur. But make sure that is a blur of hunky men, dripping with sweat after an energetic performance.


If you’re looking for some party game inspiration, look no further. Have you thought about setting a dress theme for the party? How about film stars from the 60s/70s/80s? Always makes for some great outfits. Then there’s the sex toy introduction – can you actually have a bachelorette party without a vibrating little friend to embarrass your friend? That wouldn’t be any fun at all now would it?


Cocktail making…. Everybody loves a cocktail and it is great fun learning how to put al of the ingredients together. Obviously the best bit is getting to sample it afterwards, just for quality control purposes obviously! Don’t overdo it with the cocktail drinking because you can hit the clubs later on and have a great night of dancing to all of your favorite tunes.


Whatever you choose for your bachelorette party, make sure that it is a night that nobody will forget for a very long time. If that means having to ogle lots of half naked hunky men then hey, that’s just a sacrifice you’re going to have to make for your friends!


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Whether you are going on job interviews or simply living day to day, the clothes you wear probably tell a lot about who you are. There is something to be said about the psychology of style and so, if you find that you are stuck in a rut where somehow the life you are living just doesn’t reflect who you are as a person, have you stopped to consider that maybe you are following trends in fashion and not those styles that suit who you are on the inside? Let’s take a look at some of the fashion blunders commonly associated with not being comfortable with who you are, especially when out in public.

Flashy Clothes Don’t Make a Fashionista

One of the things you will learn at some point in your life is that flashy clothes won’t make a fashionista of someone who just isn’t comfortable wearing those styles. For example, an ultra-right leaning conservative who would fight creationism vs evolution to the death wouldn’t feel at home in a short, short mini skirt with knee-high boots and a low-cut blouse. That is definitely the outfit of an extrovert. Not to say that conservatives don’t dress stylishly, but it’s the ‘style’ that makes a difference.

There are multi-thousand dollar dresses and pant suits that are highly conservative as there are $10 miniskirts that are fashionable, even if inexpensive. A conservative introvert might even retreat further into herself if uncomfortable with the clothes on her back, so learn the moral of this story. If you aren’t comfortable donning that dress, don’t do it! Wear something that makes you feel ‘right’ and you’ll be so much happier for it.

Tips for Dressing up that Conservative Office Attire

If you have a job that requires you to dress in a more conservative style that you simply feel out of place wearing as your personality is towards the flamboyant, try jazzing it up with some fashionable accessories. No, you don’t need to overdo the bling, but you can always wear a ‘larger than average’ statement piece, wear heels a little spikier than normal and perhaps do your hair a bit more fashionably than required. You can still meet your office dress code but also reflect who you are inside. The point is, if you are uncomfortable in your attire you just might be uncomfortable in your job as well. There has to be a happy medium.

Actually, there is a whole field of psychology that looks at how we ‘dress the part.’ Some high-end fashions even plan their marketing around the psychology of dressing to suit personalities and that’s why some designers tend to be more successful than others. They know how to reach that inner person they are marketing to. Whether you are conservative and wish to dress down a bit or outgoing and bubbly in nun’s attire, there are ways you can accessorize to bring your outfit closer to who you are on the inside. It’s all about being comfortable with who you are, so let your clothes reflect the inner you and you’ll be so much happier for it.

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Every girl loves a good night out and while many of us often meet friends for Happy Hour or Brunch on Sundays, we rarely really hit the nightlife unless we are on vacation somewhere else. We are too busy, too tired or everyone else is too married with children. Believe it or not, Cincinnati has some incredible choices for nightlife. Sometimes, it’s just time to don those heels and that slinky dress cut loose. Then you just have to choose your poison.


Live Music


Live music abounds in the city with places like Arnolds carrying jazz, blues or acoustic almost every night. Other places like Bogart’s, Madison Theatre and the Northside Tavern are almost as frequent, with everything from Jazz ensembles to more modern shows like BoyMeetsWorld or The Clifftones, who played in early December. New Year’s Eve brings the British Invasion Bash at the Southgate House Rivival featuring Just Strange Brothers, The Billy Rock Band and more. Live music arenas that have the addition of dancing definitely call for skinny jeans and boots to command the floor.




If you think you have to go all the way to Las Vegas to throw the dice in a crowded room or put on your poker face, think again. There are almost a dozen casinos in the state of Ohio and the very best one is downtown Cincinnati. Jack Cincinnati Casino was formerly the Horseshoe Casino. Completed and opened in 2013, the 100,000 sq. ft. two-story casino has 2000 slot machines, 85 table games and a 31-table World Series of Poker Room. While slots are a no-brainer, poker requires a little more strategy and if you don’t know the rules, you can easily learn online. That way you can look like a real card shark in your red dress and heels.


Sports Bars & Taverns


Cincinnati has a beer-brewing heritage brought by 19th century German immigrant. That combined with the nearby Kentucky Bourbon influence make for some interesting cocktails and original brews at all the local bars & sports bars. The Famous Neons Unplugged is a very popular joint with millennials as well as the Cocktail Terrace at 21c, which also features an outdoor terrace. The Holy Grail is one of the most popular sports bars and is located down at The Banks. Cincinnati enthusiastically supports its local sporting organizations, so attire is usually team colors all around. And if a game is on and you’re not in team colors, you better speak with a foreign accent.




If you are going to the trouble of having a girls’ night out, a girl’s got to dance! Mt. Adams Pavilion, Scene Ultra Lounge and The Venue Cincinnati all ranked in the top 5 best dance clubs by Cincinnati CityVoter. Mt Adams Pavilion is also doing a New Years Eve Ball, complete with DJs on two floors, champagne toast and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. While the house was built in 1848, the music is definitely from tomorrow. The Venue is having The Great Gatsby Party on the 31st, so if you want to get your flapper on, this is the place to be.


Anyone can go home after work, and as my father used to say, “You can sleep when you’re dead.” So call your best girlfriend up and get out on the town. I’ll see you there.