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Hair coloring

Hair coloring or hair dyeing is changing the color of hair. Common reasons are to cover gray hair, to change to a color that a person likes better, and to return the hair to its normal color after it has been badly changed by hairdressing or sun ...

Kohl

Kohl is an ancient eye cosmetic, traditionally made by grinding stibnite. It is widely used in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia as eye liner, to contour and/or darken the eyelids, and as mascara for the eyelashes. It is worn mostly b ...

Manicure

A manicure is something a nail technician does to make someones nails more beautiful. Manicures can be done at home or by a professional in a nail salon. During a manicure, the nail is filed with a nail file; the free edge of the nail is cut, the ...

Moisturizer

A moisturizer is a liquid that is used for softening the skin, especially for naturally dry skins. They increase the skins water content by reducing evaporation. They can be quite a complicated chemical mixture. They may contain naturally occurri ...

Nail art

Nail art is a creative activity that draws pictures or designs fingernails. It a type of art. These days fingernails and toenails are seen by some as important points of beauty. Also, it is a type of fashion activity, related to manicuring. There ...

Pedicure

The pedicure is a way to improve the appearance of feet and nails. The word pedicure refers to superficial cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails. Pedicures can help prevent nail disorders and nail problems. They are very popular, especially ...

Personal care

Personal care items are toiletry items. These are products used by people to look after their bodies, and to improve their appearance. They are usually sold in chemist shops and supermarkets. Many celebrities use beauty products.

Powder

Powder is very small, dry pieces or grains. When we press some dry solids very hard, or when we cut something up into lots of small pieces, we can sometimes make powder. For example, people sometimes put face powder on their faces, when they want ...

Silicone

Silicones are polymers that include any inert, synthetic compound made up of repeating units of siloxane. This is a functional group of two silicon atoms and one oxygen atom frequently combined with carbon and/ or hydrogen. They are typically hea ...

Skin whitening

Skin whitening, skin lightening, or skin bleaching, is a technique of making a persons skin lighter. This is done by reducing the melanin responsible for dark skin. Some chemicals in form of pills and injections are available. Some of those chemi ...

Culture

Culture is a word for the way of life of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. Different groups may have different cultures. A culture is passed on to the next generation by learning, whereas genetics are passed on by heredity. Cultur ...

All Japan Student Go Federation

All Japan Student Go Federation is a Japanese student Go organization for holding university Go championships. They have branches in each regions.

Americanisation

Americanisation means that a culture is heavily influenced by so-called anglicisms. These anglicisms are American-based. Anglicisms can be institution, values, ways and behaviours, but can also be symbols and pictures. In Americanisation, the tra ...

Bogan

The term bogan is an Australian and New Zealander slang word. It can be used to describe a person with a working class background. Or it can be someone whose speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour display a proud working class attitude. Sometim ...

Bridesmaid

A bridesmaid is a member of the brides group in a wedding. A bridesmaid is usually a young woman, and often a close friend or sister. She helps the bride on the day of a wedding or marriage ceremony. Traditionally, bridesmaids were chosen from un ...

Couvade

Couvade describes the imitation of a pregnancy. It is performed by a man. The anthropologist E. B. Tylor was the first person that made use of the name couvade.

Cultural heritage

Cultural heritage, often called "national heritage" or just "heritage", is the legacy of tangible artifacts and intangible attributes, activities or events of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present ...

Custom

A custom is a common way of doing things. It is something that many people do, and have done for a long time. Usually, the people come from the same country, culture, or religion. Usually, they do not know when the custom started. Many customs ar ...

Decadence

Decadence means a state in which people are behaving in a way that is regarded by some people as being morally bad. The adjective is decadent. It has nothing to do with the word decade.

DIY

DIY or Do it yourself is a method of home improvement, where the home owner gets materials and tools for themself, then does the work on their own, without professional help. DIY can also mean using any skill to do work or a hobby for fun and not ...

Free running

Free running is a sport that means doing jumps with difficult movements in the air and cross a tour with obstacles since in the parkour. These jumps name "Flips" or Mortal Jumps. Basic Jumps Side Flip: The person jumps sidewards with one or two l ...

Go

Go is a board game for two players. It is called Wei-ki in Chinese, Patok or Baduk in Korean and I-go in Japanese. Go is played on a board with black and white game pieces called stones. Players take turns placing a stone of their color on inters ...

Goth subculture

Goth can also mean a member of a Germanic tribe A goth is a word usually used to describe a person who listens to gothic music and/or dresses in a goth style clothes. Goths often wear black and unusual jewelry. Both goth men and goth women often ...

Initiation

Initiation is a ceremony at the entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It can also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community. Rites of passage such as Christian baptism or confirmation, or Jewish bar or bat mitzvah, or graduation ...

Isithembu

Isithembu means polygamy and is still a custom in many parts of Africa. Isithembu is the African custom of a man being able to have more than one wife at the same time. There were and are several situations that allow a man to have additional wiv ...

Jew

A Jew is a person who is of Jewish heritage or who has converted to the Jewish religion. Jews typically consider themselves as a people and not only as adherents of a religion, therefore a Jew is not only one that practices the religion of Judais ...

Kafana

Kafana, kafene\kafene, kafeana, kavana, καφενείο\kafenio, cafenea are words used in the former Yugoslav countries and Albania for a specific type of local bistro which mostly serves alcohol and coffee, and often also light snacks and other food. ...

Kanephoros

The Kanephoros, latinate plural form Canephorae, refers to "Basket Bearer") was an honorary term for young, unmarried women chosen to lead a festival in Ancient Greece.

Kansai Ki-in

The Kansai Ki-in is an organization for the game of Go in Japan, which was founded in 1950 at Osaka. It is not as large as the Nihon Ki-in based in Tokyo, but it also gives diplomas to strong players and maintain their professional player system ...

Metrosexual

A metrosexual is a male who is overly concerned with their own physical appearance and grooming. Metrosexual men are known to act like the stereotypical homosexual man.

National symbols

National symbols are patriotic symbols representing nations and countries. Sometimes, symbols are used for cultural or ethnic groups that do not have their own country yet. National symbols try to unite people or send a message by representing th ...

New7Wonders of the World

New7Wonders of the World was an idea to choose new Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation in Zurich, Switzerland. Wi ...

Nihon Ki-in

The Nihon Ki-in, also known as the Japan Go Association, is the main organization for Go in Tokyo, Japan. It maintains Japans professional player system and gives diplomas for amateur rankings.

Obscenity

Obscenity is a term that is used to describe words, images or actions that offend the sexual morality most people have or had at the time. The word is often used in a legal context. The word goes back to the Latin obscenus, which meant "foul, rep ...

Phallus

The word phallus refers to an erect penis, to a penis-shaped object such as a dildo, or to a mimetic image of an erect penis. Any object that symbolically resembles a penis may also be referred to as a phallus, or as being phallic as in phallic s ...

Pop icon

Pop icon is a celebrity whose popularity stays the same or even increases as time goes by. Most pop icons achieve their status through death, typically at a young age. The worship of pop icons is due only in part to their actual accomplishments. ...

Ritual

A ritual is a set of actions people do. In a ritual, the actions are important because every action stands for something. Each ritual of a type is done in a certain way. Danger might be involved in carrying out the ritual. When the ritual has bee ...

Roerich’s Pact

The Roerich Pact is a treaty on Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments, signed by the representatives of 21 states in the Oval Office of the White House on 15 April 1935. As of January 1, 1990, the Roerich Pact ...

Romanization

Romanization, or Latinization, is the process by which words and languages that normally do not use the Latin alphabet are converted into Latin letters. That allows people who do not know the original writing system to read the sounds of the lang ...

Semiotics of culture

Semiotics of culture is a field of semiotics which explains the phenomena of culture as created by sign processes used in communication. Semiotics of culture was established by Juri Lotman University of Tartu and his colleagues in Moscow and else ...

Sentinel (sculpture)

Sentinel is a 16m high sculpture by Tim Tolkien. It is on Spitfire Island, a roundabout at the intersection of the Chester Road and the A47 Fort Parkway at the entrance to the Castle Vale estate in Birmingham. It is near Junction 5 of the M6 moto ...

Sponsor

To sponsor something is to support an event, activity, person, or organization. The support can be with money or giving something else useful, such as advertising, or time. A sponsor is the individual or group that gives the support, similar to a ...

Value (personal and cultural)

A value usually means an abstract rule, one that can be seen to apply in many experiences, or can be applied by choice in a lot of situations. It can also mean a moral choice one makes often and consistently, for example, some Buddhists avoid eat ...

Western civilization

Western civilization, western culture or the West is made up of European culturally derived societies, Democracy and Liberalism). This at least includes Western and Central Europe, English speaking North America, Australia and New Zealand. The id ...

World Peace One

World Peace One is a ten-year idea for promoting peace. It includes lots of inventive global campaigns, programs and activities that are meant to help the world in "ending all wars" and have "permanent peace". It is a huge world peace movement, t ...

Zodiac

The modern astrological signs are the simplified pictures of the signs used in the Hellenistic times. These are the twelve animals the signs represent: Capricorn The goat Taurus The Bull Cancer The Crab Leo The Lion Sagittarius The Archer Scorpio ...

Worker

A worker is a person who works. This usually means a person who does manual labour, like manufacturing goods. In economics there are three factors of production. These are labour, land, and capital. People who work, usually get paid for the work ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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