A man values the opinion of a woman about him. Kin Groups. When Brazilians speak of “family” they usually mean a large extended kin group rather than the immediate family of spouse and children. This large kin group, the parentela , consists of all maternal and paternal relatives, along with in-laws. The parentela is at the core of social life and in time of need ideally provides assistance to its members. Such support can also be obtained through ritual kinship ( compadrio ) in which parents select additional allies and protectors as godparents for their children. Some claim that the multiple functions of these extended kinship networks has inhibited the development of extrafamilial organizations in Brazil, such as parent-teacher associations and garden and civic clubs. To Marxists, power implies oppression and therefore, should be overthrown in the name of liberation. The chief targets? The sacred things of civilization. Feminists, gay … Read the rest

These days, skin care experts and dermatologists alike promote the benefits of natural skin care. As with any minority peoples, there is also the creolization of the native tongues upon the merging of different cultures. Rushdie describes how he and his siblings were able to cleverly amalgamate their native tongue and the language and meanings of the dominant culture to describe the adults they encountered. As a result, they came up with cute names to fit the characters of these persons. The other male tenants in his father’s building he conveniently referred to as Maharaja P and Maharaja B. In Hindi, Maharaja means prince.” Because Rushdie referred to them as princes, one would immediately assume that these were unmarried men of means. Just so happens, Maharaja P was a sporting man” of some royal lineage and Maharaja B was a businessman of questionable character. He nicknamed his nanny Certainly-Mary” because … Read the rest

Women all over the world tend to own more pairs of shoes than their men counterparts. The most common types of material used in making a surfer necklace are hemp, leather, and waxed cord. While hemp is the most popular and very durable it is not the most comfortable to wear, especially at first. The good news is hemp is relatively cheap a looks great. Leather on the other hand is also commonly used, but does not usually give that natural appeal that other materials such as hemp and waxed cord give. Waxed cord is one of the best types of necklaces to choose for a surf necklace because not only does it look very similar to hemp, but is very comfortable and will not hurt your neck like hemp might until it gets broke in. Most of the cords are made from high quality material, and sometimes even hemp, … Read the rest

Can you ever think of going out of home without wearing a pair of shoes? If we see us as different and as ‘tribes’, other Nations will take our everything because we are too busy outdoing, out besting, pulling each other down like crabs in a barrel, they will own our everything, whilst we look on in puzzlement as to who the authorities about our culture are-but it will not be us the indigenous of South Africa. If one gets to have a holistic look at our cultural photographs or listen to our music and watch our dances, one is awestruck by this magnificent culture, so variable, and yet uniquely similar and the same-One Nation Of Africans In South Africa dotting the whole landscape of Mzantsi-like tentacles-interconnected. REMEMBER: Take time to study other cultures. Learn about ” Cultural Exchange ” and ” White Privilege ” to formulate a deeper understanding … Read the rest

Moroccan argan oil (also known as nut oils) is a valuable natural oil, which is rich in vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids, argan oil can be used as beauty products, face massage, nails, hair and body, can also be used as food. 1956 Minister of the Interior, T. E. Donges, articulates the first apartheid sport South African Football Association (SAFA) changes its name to the Football Association of Southern Africa (FASA) and, due to pressure from FIFA, deletes the racist exclusionary clause from its constitution. Stephen Kalamazoo” Mokone and David Julius become the first Black South Africans to sign professional contracts in Europe, with Cardiff City and Sporting Lisbon respectively. It would be laughable really, if Cindy Crawford’s Skin Care range was a load of rubbish, but the truth is, it’s not. The products are well thought out, cheap in comparison to other skin … Read the rest

Probably the most important part of looking good is to take care of your facial skin. “However, what I want to illustrate here is that even in a pluralistic society like ours, there is still some cultural traits that we can boast of which have been able to withstand the process of deliberate bastardization. These are aspects of Modern African Culture – a culture that has used concepts from the White world to expand on inherent cultural characteristics. ‘The Modern African Culture’ is fast becoming our modern culture. A culture of defiance, self determination, self assertion and group Pride and Solidarity. This is far from the truth as far as archeological research and analysis cited above is showing. This Hub above and the one preceding it (“South African Culture, Customs and Practices Writ Large: Re-Morphed Cultural Renaissance against Dysfunctional Existence”) have asserted that the culture of South Africa is linked … Read the rest

Born is a leading manufacturer of comfortable and stylish footwear for men, women and kids. There are many beauty skin care products on the shelves these days. You can find them in the drugstore or in your favorite department store. They can range in price from as low as a couple of dollars to several hundred dollars. The price doesn’t necessarily reflect the quality or results you may find when you use the beauty skin care product. The ex-colonized in many ways continue to be mentally and culturally colonized. The colonized people were told either verbally or through message systems inherent in the colonial structure that they did not possess effective cultural instruments with which to express themselves. This language profile imposed by the colonizers eventually convinced the people that their language was in fact corrupt and inferior system unworthy of true educational status. Shopping for wedding suits can be … Read the rest

Fashion is a hot issue and clothing of various types are on the rise. Reason #1: It could be that you are allergic to some natural substances. Take tea tree oil, for instance. There’s no doubt that it has numerous benefits for your skin: it helps wounds heal faster and is used in many acne treatment products. However, it can also cause redness and irritation in people with sensitive skin. An unexpectedly popular look front row this season has been full multicolour. Amidst the industry’s current obsession with neutrals, such full-on shades introduced a refreshing and welcome injection of fun and frivolity to the mix. Hippie style of the 70s consisted of long hair, brightly colored clothing made in free and flowy fabrics with exotic bold prints and patterns and, bell bottom pants. Boho chic is the modern-day variation of the hippie style. Adapted to the modern sentiments this style … Read the rest

In terms of women’s fashion, dress shopping is probably one of the trickiest things a woman has to do. Choosing the right dress for any occasion can spell success or disaster: pick the wrong gown and no amount of accessorizing will fix the mistake. Heels are a fashion statement at times and they are the perfect shoe choice for most outfits. When you are in doubt of what footwear to choose you can always fall back on a selection f heels. Heels look great with jeans and they are amazing with dresses. There is something unique about a woman wearing shorts and heels and most people agree that these types of footwear make the woman walk in what is considered a more feminine manner. Most of the skin care products found in stores have just a little natural ingredients. Most are made up of synthetic compounds. African history has been … Read the rest