While the premise doesn't sound like anything revolutionary, Owen knows a thing or two about playing these types of parts (The International, Children of Men...need I go on?). By this point, he can pretty much do the whole hero routine with his eyes closed, but that doesn't mean I don't welcome the chance to see him fall into the archetype one more time. The guy is good — and okay, he looks good doing it, too.
Are you excited to see Owen take on bad guys yet again?
Just when you thought you knew about every STI in the book, trichomoniasis shows up. Trichomoniasis or "trich" is found more often in women than men, but affects both sexes. Caused by a parasite passed during vaginal intercourse, like most STIs, it's usually preventable with proper protection. Carriers of trich typically show very few symptoms. Women who do show symptoms will usually notice them within five to 28 days after exposure.
- Reddening of the vagina or vulva
- Frothy, green or yellow vaginal discharge.
- Fishy odor
- Discomfort during sex and/or urination
To learn about the complications of this STI and treatment please read more
If you've spent a tiny fortune on your iPod Nano, you want to get a case that will really protect it from getting damaged or broken while working out. When I run, mine used to always fall out of my pocket, but I'm totally covered with the iSkin Duo.
The iSkin Duo has 2 layers (hence the name) which equals twice as much protection. The inner layer is made of colored silicone, specially treated to resist dust and lint. I love that it has integrated click wheel protection. It is shock absorbing (for when you accidentally drop it a million times), and protects against moisture (like sweat or rain) and normal wear and tear.
The outer layer is called the VISOR Face Protector. It's made of hard resin and protects the face and screen of your iPod Nano. There is a removable rotary beltclip included, so you can clip it to your pocket or waistband when you exercise.
It protects against both impact and scratching, but is still compatible with Apple's Universal Dock and other similar docking devices. Have I peaked your interest? You can get one for $29.99 directly from the iSkin website.
Hopefully you all are getting outside and going for some hikes. While hiking uphill feels great, works your backside and increases your heart rate, walking down the other side can cause some serious knee pain. Walking, or even worse running, downhill can really stress your knee joints. Here are a few tips on how to protect your knees when headed down an incline.
Wake up your VMO - The VMO (vastis medialis oblique) is the muscle that keeps the knee cap tracking correctly. It is the inner part of your quads and soccer stars like Davids Beckham, have nicely developed VMO's. It is a lazy muscle so you have to wake up the VMO by giving it a little pat, smack or flick. I know it sounds crazy, but it works.
Zig-zag - Instead of walking straight down the incline, try going in a zig zag pattern. Making your own personal switch backs significantly decreases the pressure on your knee joints. Plus if you are wearing a pedometer, walking this way will probably double the amount of steps you take on your descent.
Try walking backwards Walking backwards gives tired muscles a break since moving this way uses the opposite muscle group of walking forward. Make sure to twist your head around to see where you are going and do alternate the shoulder you look over - you don't want to tweak your neck just looking to one side.
If your knees are bugging you after a vigorous hike, try rolling out your IT Band.
Chances are you have been a victim of identity theft or you know someone that has. More than a half million people a year are affected by predators trying to rob you blind so it is crucial to take precautionary measures to protect yourself.
To learn how, read more
Spending a lot of time outside is a MUST in the summer (with sunscreen, of course!), and wearing sunglasses is a great way to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can lead to the development of cataracts.
Personally, I love to be near the water, on a boat or a beach, or poolside, and the water can make a killer bright glare when the sun reflects off of it.
If the glare bothers you (how could it not?), then you'll want to get a pair of sunglasses that have polarized lenses. These are great at getting rid of the glare, making your vision clear and crisp when you look through them. They act as a filter to absorb the light waves. Pretty cool, huh?
Here's the deal - just because sunglasses say they are "polarized" doesn't mean they protect you any better from the sun's harmful UV rays. Also, especially dark or expensive sunglasses aren't necessarily better either. Make sure they say that they provide 100% protection. Polycarbonate lenses automatically block UV rays, but others have a chemical coating on them, kind of like sunscreen. These from Revo are polarized and offer maximum protection from UV and infrared rays. They are also scratch and impact resistant - not bad for $89.97.
Fit's Tips: Just be aware - some people get headaches when they wear sunglasses with polarized lenses.
I've been asking readers to submit their worst tech terror stories so we can revel in our shared horror tech stories and learn from one another's experiences. Teamsugar user Bookworm1 recently admitted she adores using computers, but is always on the lookout for a bug.
I love computers because they are so practical and fun to use. However, in this age of internet there's always the threat of being hacked or getting viruses. Even though I am very careful with where I go and what I do I am still a terrified little bunny.
For my tips for making sure you aren't susceptible to hackers, just read more