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    My peeps are metrosexuals!!!!


    1. "SEOUL, South Korea -
    Cho Won-hyuk stands in front of his bedroom mirror and spreads dollops of yellow-brown makeup over his forehead, nose, chin and cheeks until his skin is flawless. Then he goes to work with a black pencil, highlighting his eyebrows until they're thicker, bolder.

    2. "Having a clean, neat face makes you look sophisticated and creates an image that you can handle yourself well," the 24-year-old college student said. "Your appearance matters, so when I wear makeup on special occasions, it makes me more confident."

    3. Cho's meticulous efforts to paint the perfect face are not unusual in South Korea. This socially conservative, male-dominated country, with a mandatory two-year military conscription for men, has become the male makeup capital of the world.

    4. South Korean men spent $495.5 million on skincare last year, accounting for nearly 21 percent of global sales, according to global market research firm Euromonitor International. That makes it the largest market for men's skincare in the world,...

    5. The metamorphosis of South Korean men from macho to makeup over the last decade or so can be partly explained by fierce competition for jobs, advancement and romance in a society where, as a popular catchphrase puts it, "appearance is power."

    6. Women also have a growing expectation that men will take the time and effort to pamper their skin."

    a. In South Korea, however, effeminate male beauty is "a marker of social success,"...

    7. While U.S. cosmetics companies report growing sales in male cosmetics, American men are often wary of makeup. "Men Wearing Makeup a Disturbing Trend" was how American columnist Jim Shea titled a recent post. "

    For S. Korean men, makeup a foundation for success - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG




    There's only one appropriate comment here: God bless America!!!
     
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    One-child policy comin' back an' bitin' China onna butt...
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    Ageing China: Changes and challenges
    19 September 2012 - China's population is ageing. By 2050 more than a quarter of the population will be over 65 years old and younger generations face an unprecedented burden of care.
     
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    Disturbing.
     
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    Mom's menopause determines fertility...
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    Fertility 'predicted by mother's age at menopause'
    6 November 2012 - Fertility peaks between 18 and 31 years of age, say experts
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