Yes, she has a name! Although many may confuse her as "Rosie the Riveter", her real name is Geraldine Doyle. The name "Rosie" was defined by Kay Kyser's national hit as an American women who worked in the factories during WWII. In 1942, Geraldine Doyle was working at a Montana factory when she posed for graphic artist J. Howard Miller. The 17-year-old was unaware that she was a model for Rosie, until 1984 when she spotted herself in Modern Maternity Magazine.
When men were forced to leave their jobs to enlist in WWII, companies were in need of employees. As usual, when things get tough men come crawling to us, women, for help. Propaganda was passed through radio, film, television, and print- like Rosie's infamous "We Can Do It" poster! Women ditched their pink collar (secretarial and domestic jobs), for a white one. They were getting down and dirty driving taxis all over town, operating heavy machinery, and working in steel mills. Unfortunately, the slogan "Do the job he left behind" meant women had to have the white collar ironed and ready for their hubby when he returned from war. But, we did it!
But die with all their music in them.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
It was not until I had parked my 4Runner at Cal State Fullerton's parking structure, that I realized I had driven from L.A to school without the sound of Rihanna, Taio Cruz, and Ludacris bursting through my speakers. In fact, I realized I had not touched my stereo for the past three days. Music is my therapy, but if I have to hear Rihanna one more time then I just might go insane! Tell that women she's the only girl in the world so she can shut up! Don't get me wrong, I love Rihanna and her different shades of lipstick, that only she can pull off. Blame it on KIIS, Power and AMP Radio for repeating the same songs!
It's amazing what a group can do, that one can not. If that's the case, I prefer one. I say this because I've researched some remarkable artists that are unfamiliar to many people, yet incredibly better than most celebrity music artists. Check out jazz singer Jane Monheit sing "I'm through With Love" below!
According to home-remedies-for-you.com you can dig in your fridge and start mixing for awakening skin. Honey and almonds are some of the basic ingredients that may be found in your fridge to help bring out a bright and radiant complexion. Now you can have your very own home spa.
- Mix 1 tsp of milk powder, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice, and ½ tsp of almond oil. Apply on face and wash off after 10-15 minutes. This pack helps bring shine to the skin and also removes tan.
- Mix oatmeal with curd and tomato juice and apply on the face. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. It helps remove the tan and lightens the skin.
- Place sliced raw potato on the face. It helps reduce blemishes and other marks.
- Applying turmeric powder along with lime juice removes the tan. Lime juice is a natural bleach.
- Dried orange peels mixed with curd also help reduce blemishes and scars. Wash off this mixture with cold water after 15 minutes.
- Soak 4 almonds overnight. Grind into a fine paste using milk. Apply on face and neck and leave it overnight. Wash with cold water in the morning. Do this daily for 15 days, followed by twice a week.
- A tbsp of gram flour mixed with 2 tsp of raw milk and 2-3 drops of lime juice works well for lightening dark skin. Apply this mixture and leave it for 15 minutes before washing off. Repeat for 4 weeks and follow up with once a week.
- Apply a paste of fresh ground mint leaves and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash with cold water, continue for 15 days.
- Apply a mixture of grated tomato with 2-3 drops of lime juice on the face. Leave it for 20 minutes before washing off. Do this twice a day for 15-20 days for best results.
Poor emotional feeling may cause you to quit eating nutritious meals (ladies, after a break-up we run to the icecream), exercising (causing you to gain weight from that icecream), the immune system slows down, and some people may turn to alcohol abuse (alcohol causes weight gain).
Crying causes dark circles and bags. Walking into work with glossy eyes, dark circles, and bags arund your eyes does not look professional. Ask for a personal day off (just one, not the entire week!). On your day off go grocery shopping, clean your house, go running, and spend some time with family.
Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress may include:
- Weight gain or loss
- Upset stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Sexual problems
- Palpitations (the feeling that your heart is racing)
- Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
- Extreme tiredness
- Change in appetite
Here is a list of things that I have done to take my mind off of things...
1. Gym membership- I purchased a 24 Hour Fitness membership. I'm not the kind of gal that can hop on a treadmill and run all day. 24 Hour Fitness has yoga, kickboxing, swimming, dance, and many more types of classes. Each class being offered at a different time and day. For $29.99 a month, I have access to all 370 clubs. For $26.99 a month, you can can have access to your local club.
2. Date- Need I say more?
3. Take care of yourself- When we, women, are heart-broken we tend to quit caring of what our reflection may look like. Ladies, we love shopping. Finding the perfect lipstick shade or a sexy top for the weekend never fails to distract us from our minor issues. Get your eye brows waxed, get a mani and pedi, and a massage to help with relaxation. Wake up early, take a shower, and throw on something new!
4. Friends and Family- They're there for you. Ask a friend to join a local gym membership with you.
5. Clean House- I have teddy bears, pictures, flowers, and letters all over my bedroom that remind me of him. I threw them out. =)
6. Eat nutritional foods- Healthy foods make a healthy body. According to scientific research, those who follow the mediterranean diet are less likely to suffer depression. These recommended foods are rich with monounsaturated fats, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
The mediterranean diet consists of vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, olive oil, and fish. Tonight, I will be cooking...
Pasta with Walnuts and Arugula (Serves 4-6)
3/4 cup drained, chopped sun-dried tomato halves, packed in oil.2 T. olive oil6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1/4 t. crushed red pepper12 cups trimmed arugula (about 8 oz. or 1/1/2 5-oz. bags)3 t. fresh lemon juice3/4-1 pound of whole wheat pasta (linguine, angel hair, penne)1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan1 cup walnuts, chopped, toasted
As pasta is boiling, place the sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl with 1/2 cup hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper and saute for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Add arugula and lemon juice to the skillet and toss to coat.
Drain cooked pasta and reserve 1/4 cup hot pasta water. Add pasta to the skillet and toss with cheese, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and enough pasta water to melt the cheese. Serve with sprinkled walnuts and additional Parmesan.
The most important thing is confidence. Remember, you're beautiful. Don't get upset when things go downhill, just learn from it.
earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal, after
being evaluated by the prestigious Good Housekeeping
Institute, the consumer product testing branch of Good