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Should You Or Shouldn’t You? Lemon Juice Can Be Used To Help Whiten Teeth

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There are many different ways to whiten your teeth at home without having to pay the high prices of professional tooth whitening systems. Lemon juice is an acid, and it causes your teeth to lose calcium, which is why it makes your teeth whiter.

 

Instructions

Things You’ll Need

* Toothbrush

* Baking soda

* Lemon juice

* Fluoride toothpaste

How to Whiten Your Teeth Using Lemon Juice

* 1

Brush and floss your teeth like you would usually.

* 2

Put baking soda and one drop of lemon juice onto your toothbrush.

* 3

Brush your teeth a second time with the lemon juice and baking soda mixture.

* 4

Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

* 5

Brush your teeth for the final time with fluoride toothpaste.

Alice Temperley Revlon Look At London Fashion Week: Shop House Of Temperley

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Here is the look  created by Revlon’s Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman for Temperley at London Fashion Week AW 2011 on Sunday February 19th 2011.

“Alice Temperley is a stylish, successful woman, she was the perfect inspiration and loves a red lip. I also wanted to compliment the beautiful muted palette of the collection and the Venetian theme so created a confident bright red lip using Just Bitten Lip Stain and a strong purple smokey eye. I love the combination of red and purple for a look that is chic, expensive and powerful”

GET THE LOOK:

FACE

  • PhotoReady Concealer £6.49
  • PhotoReady Powder £11.99
  • PhotoReady Foundation £12.99
  • Revlon Matte Blush in Berry Rich £6.99

EYES

  • CustomEyes Mascara in Blackest Black £9.99
  • ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black £6.99
  • ColorStay 12H Eye Shadow Quad in Sunrise Sunset £7.99
  • ColorStay 12H Eye Shadow Quad in Steel Impressions £7.99
  • Luxourious Color Eyeliner in Black £6.99

LIPS:

  • Just Bitten in Flame £7.99
  • Matte Lipstick in Really Red £7.49

  • About Temperley
  • About Temperley

    Temperley London celebrates its 10th anniversary year in 2011 with its namesake creative director, Alice Temperley, MBE, heading up the House of Temperley with a design signature that has made her one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British fashion.

    Alice Temperley’s timeless, feminine designs combine meticulous detail and embellishments with an English eccentricity and personality drawing on everything British; Temperley is the modern day ‘Cool Britannia’.

    Following the success of the launch collection in 2000 at London Fashion Week, the first Temperley London boutique opened in 2001 on Colville Mews in Notting Hill, London where the head office and design rooms are still situated.

    This year sees the first year anniversary of ALICE by Temperley, a contemporary sister line created to fulfill a need for an everyday Temperley look in a more accessible market.

  • Bridal has grown to be an important part of the Temperley offering after the first bridal dresses were created following Alice’s own wedding to Lars Von Bennigsen, the CEO of Temperley Ltd, in 2002. There are now exclusive Bridal Salons in the London Mews and Los Angeles, Melrose Avenue stores with a full bridal collection of bespoke, made-to-order and current collection pieces, for private appointments only.

    The House of Temperley has also expanded into lifestyle with Temperley scented candles and has plans to move into homewear, menswear and childrenswear.

    The House produces 13 collections a year including; Cruise and Pre-Fall across the Temperley London and diffusion ALICE by Temperley line and 2 made-to-order bridal collections a year and key collaborations with leading British names such as the launch of Barbour Gold Label by Temperley in 2011.

  • The company operates 3 stand alone stores in London, Los Angeles and Dubai, and online stores for both lines at: temperleylondon.com and alicebytemperley.com. The lines are also currently available in over 200 doors across 35 countries worldwide.

    The past ten years have earned the House of Temperley critical acclaim and devoted fans around the world, dressing Royalty to the red carpet. Amongst many others, Temperley London fans include; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon and Claudia Schiffer. ALICE by Temperley has been worn by a range of fans including Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Beyonce, Rihanna and Dakota Fanning.

  • While constantly being expanded in breadth, the House of Temperley always stays true to its philosophy; appreciating what women want with creations that exist outside of the trend of the moment and always flavoured with a sense of Alice’s individual ‘magpie’ style.

    The World of Temperley and its design philosophy is set to extend its influence, transforming it from one of Britain’s leading luxury brands to an all-encompassing lifestyle.

  • Alice portrait
  • Alice Temperley, MBE

    Alice Temperley was born in England in 1975, trained at London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and finished her studies with a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. Besides a thorough training in the traditional disciplines, Temperley specialized in fabric technology and print.

    Temperley’s award portfolio includes; the ‘Award for Innovation’ from Central Saint Martin’s, ‘English Print Designer of the Year 1999′ at Indigo, Paris, Glamour Magazine ‘Designer of the Year’ & Elle Magazine ‘Young Designer of the Year’ both in 2004.

    In the 2011 New Year Honours, Temperley was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace, for services to the fashion industry.

    She launches her first book this year; ‘True British: Alice Temperley’, by Alice Temperley, published by Rizzoli New York, 2011.

Runway Photos/Alice Temperley London Fall 2011

Valencia Shirt

$970

The clean lines and elegant cotton-lace detailing make the silk Valencia Shirt truly exquisite. Buttons run the length of the blouse for a Victorian or more relaxed collar. The length enables this piece to be worn as a tunic or a shirt for a chic day-to-night look. View Online Store

Classic Fan Dress

$1745

The printed trompe l’oeil technique of The Classic Fan Dress creates an effect of soft lace and pleating. The sweet cinnamon colour and short length makes this dress perfect for a daytime event, while the addition of black translates this piece into eveningwear. View Online Store

Lock Waist Belt Snake

$340

The dramatic lizard print leather Lock Waist Belt is adorned with a gold prism at the centre and gold chain detail. Wear to vamp up any outfit.

Unique Temperley closure and lock detail. Snake effect embossed leather with hidden elasticity for perfect fit.100% Leather – embossed. View Online Store

Short Ruffle Coat

$1745

The dramatic Short Ruffle Coat, created from wool and cashmere, is adorned with blackberry-like buttons at the front. Long, flowing sleeves of layers of fabric, expand from the elbows like wings, a detail that is repeated in the skirt of the coat. View Online Store

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Papaya Facial Mask Minimize’s Wrinkles Making You Look Younger

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Papaya is a tropical fruit, sweet and aromatic, and what is best, is extremely rich in vitamin A and contains a good amount of vitamin B5. Both vitamins are deeply related to the hydration of the skin and hair pigmentation.When you apply a mask of papaya, the fruit helps the cleansing and moisturizing your skin in depth. To prepare a face mask at home, just put in the blender a piece of papaya pulp and add 2 or 3 tablespoons of honey. The bats well until a smooth paste and apply it on face for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and repeat this process once a week.

Unfortunately, not all of us have the funds for a fancy facial or a store-bought facial mask to help alleviate the visual signs of stress. Lucky for you though, we dug up a homemade facial mask recipe from Daisy Tang, founder of Aspara Aromatics, and it’s not just any ol’ home facial mask, but a papaya facial mask (yup, we’ve gone tropical on you). Papaya has enzymes in it similar to alpha hydroxy acid, which helps minimize wrinkles, and in turn will make you look less stressed. To boot, while you apply this facial mask, you can close your eyes and pretend you’re on an island somewhere far, far away from life’s craziness.

 

In addition to being wallet-friendly, this homemade facial mask is super easy to make. In fact, it only involves three ingredients: oatmeal, honey and — wait for it — papaya. You most likely have the first two in your pantry, right? So all you need to do is pick up the latter from your local market.

 

Here’s how to make a homemade facial mask:

Papaya Homemade Facial Mask Ingredients:

 

3 tablespoons of blended papaya

1/3 cup oatmeal

1 tablespoon honey

 

Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Spread mask all over your face and leave on for 10 minutes. Then, rinse off the homemade mask with warm water.

 

 

How To Stay Cool In Summer With Effortless And Stylish Updos

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The Elegant Updo—Instead of a simple bun, try this tucked-up look from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall ’11 show. Apply a root-lifting spray to dampen hair and blow-dry. Start with a middle-part and lightly twist low sections on each side until they meet in the back, and secure with bobby-pins. Gather the rest of the hair, twist up, tuck in the ends, and then loosely pin. Finish with a light mist of hairspray.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster, $5.99, available at Drugstore.com; Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $15, visit Redken for salons; Dolce & Gabbana fall ’11 images courtesy of Redken.

The Braided Swoop—We love a good braid, but we also love that these mini-plaits work for ladies with bangs, too. First, apply a lightweight finishing serum to tame flyways. Then, start on one side of the head and braid across. Pull the braids across your forehead and secure with bobby-pins. Finish with hairspray.

Phyto Phytolisse Finishing Serum, $30, available at Sephora; Davines Glam Power Hairspray, $25, visit Davines for salons; image courtesy of Pixie Market.

The Twisted Bun—We’ve been digging the side-twist for a while now, mainly for its ease and versatility. Pair it with hair piled into a bun and secured with a cute accessory, and you’ve got an effortless summer updo. Perfect the look by applying either a texturizing sea spray or frizz-fighting gel on damp hair, blow-dry or let hair air dry, then twist—starting at the crown—and secure. Voilà!

Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, $23, available at Bumble and bumble; Tresemme Tres Gel Extra Firm Hold, $4.99, available at CVS; Urban Outfitters Leather Bun Holder, $14, available at Urban Outfitters

Hair Beauty Tips: 5 Inexpensive Ways To Care For Your Hair

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Your hair is your crowning glory. Look after it and it will shine for all the world to see. You don’t always need expensive treatments, or visits to a hair salon to manage your hair professionally. There’s so much you can do yourself.

 

1. For shiny, healthy hair think first of your body’s intake. Your hair is really just a reflection of what you are inside. A good balanced, nutritious and healthy diet will do more to make your hair shine than any shampoo or conditioner. And drink eight to ten glasses of water a day too; hair is 25% water, so don’t let yours go thirsty!

 

2. Dry your hair after washing in the ambient temperature of your room after using an absorbent towel to soak up the excess moisture, but don’t rub hard. If possible, don’t use blow-drying, flat irons, curling irons or hot rollers. Artificial heating will leave your hair brittle and damaged in time. Be natural whenever you can.

 

3. Prevent unnecessary hair damage by using the right kind of hairbrush. Only comb wet hair with a wide-tooth comb, combing from end to root, but avoiding touching the root. Detangling wet hair with a hard steel comb can create a lot of damage, so don’t!

 

4. Remove trichoptlosis, or split ends, like this: take small sections of your hair and carefully twist them in a gentle downward motion. The split ends will stick out. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut into the twisted section, but not right through, to remove the damaged cuticles and leave a natural layered look. Cut roughly the same amount from each twist to balance the effect.

 

5. Hair loss can be slowed, or even reversed by applying a few simple tips, though they probably won’t cure an underlying condition. Biotin can help to regenerate hair follicles: blend bananas with honey, yoghurt and low-fat milk, and drink it daily. Supplements such as Vitamin B6, zinc and saw palmetto will help too, but eliminating stress and getting plenty of sleep may work just as well.

 

We are all obsessed with our hair, whether we are 9 or 90, male or female. Look after yourself first and foremost and your hair will reflect that care and attention. The Biblical Samson’s strength lay in his fine flowing hair. Your hair reflects your strength too.

Beauty Tips: How To Apply Basic Make Up Application

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Let’s face it: Some women are not born with the ability to paint their pout perfectly or dust their eyelids with the best colors for their skin tone. For women without the makeup artist gene, you can create a fabulous face that is simple to apply — without creating a beauty disaster. Whether you want to up your batting average with lush lashes or brighten your eyes with a flattering shade of shadow, swipe on your daily dose of self-confidence with professional makeup tips that’ll get you a few steps closer to drop-dead gorgeous.

 

1.

Prep skin for liquid, cream or powder foundation with a moisturizer made for your skin type. Place a pea-sized portion of moisturizer into your palm. Massage product into your skin using your fingertips.

 

2.

Apply a dime-sized amount of liquid or cream foundation to your face with a dampened sponge, to get a smooth and dewy finish. Next, swipe on a powder foundation with a large powder brush. Using the same large brush, dust face with a translucent powder to set the liquid or cream foundation. Carefully blend makeup and powder at the jawline and neck with a fluffy, blush brush.

 

3.

Create a sexy smoky eye,to dress up eyes for evening. Prep eyelids with a dab of concealer, applied with your fingertips, to create a smooth canvas for the shadow. Using an eyeshadow brush, sweep a neutral taupe or beige shadow color across the lid. Add a darker black, gray or navy shadow into the crease to add smoke to the eyes. Line the eyes with black eyeliner. As a final touch; finish with two coats of mascara.

 

4.

Use a large blush brush to apply a powdery blush color to the center of your cheeks and toward your ears. For light, medium or dark-colored skin, wipe a pink, dusty rose or peach hued blush, to get flushed in a flash. To intensify the color for nighttime, deposit more color on your cheeks with another swipe of the blush along your cheekbones. If you prefer cream formulations over powder, apply and blend cream blush to the apples of cheeks with your fingers.

 

5.

To create the perfect red lip, line lips with a flesh-colored lip pencil or liner; blend to soften. Layer one coat of a red lip stain on your lips. Celebrity makeup artist Carmindy Bowyer suggests you, “follow with a moisturizing red lipstick. But, avoid red lip-gloss as it gets messy fast.”

 

6.

Use an eyelash curler to curl lashes and open the eye area. Hold the curler on your lashes for 3 to 5 seconds. To apply mascara like a pro, hold the wand horizontally at the base of your lashes. As you move the wand from the root to the tip, wiggle the wand from side to side. The experts at Covergirl recommend you, “let mascara dry for 10 seconds. Replace the wand at the base of the lashes, and wiggle again as you move up the lashes to thicken.”

 

Things You’ll Need

1.Moisturizer

 

3.Makeup sponge

 

5.Concealer

 

7.Eyeshadow brush

 

9.Black eyeliner

 

11.Flesh-colored lip pencil

 

13.Moisturizing red lipstick

 

15.Blush brush

 

17.Clear lip gloss

 

2.Liquid, cream or powder foundation

 

4.Translucent powder

 

6.Dark-colored eyeshadows

 

8.Blush brush

 

10.Mascara

 

12.Red lip stain

 

14.Eyelash curler

 

16.Powder and cream blush

 

18.Cream blush

 

Summary: There is no proper order to apply your make up. This is just a quick run down for quick make up application for those that are new to make up.

 

Beauty: How To Apply Natural Looking Make Up For Redheads

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Red is such a great hair color. It’s frustrating because no matter how hard they try, it’s the one color that professional colorists can’t get right, so if you are a natural red head, enjoy it. The following are a few makeup tips for red heads; it’s a little more difficult doing makeup when you have red hair, but if it’s done properly, it can be stunning. Always remember, the most important step to beautiful makeup is your skin. Too many people think that makeup starts with foundation but if you want gorgeous makeup, you have to prepare your skin first. Always wash and exfoliate your skin, and in the daytime, apply sunscreen especially important for the fair skin of red heads (even in the winter).

Too many red heads dislike their fair skin or freckles, but we are in a time when this type of skin is revered, so remember that when you are applying your foundation. Your goal, when applying foundation, is to blend your skin tones, not cover freckles. Natural looking makeup is the trend nowadays, and this is especially true for redheads. Only apply enough foundation to blend out red tones or uneven tones in the skin. Make sure to choose a foundation that has a warm tone to it, yellow, gold and peachy undertones are better. Avoid red- or pink-based foundations.

Basic Colors in Redhead Makeup

For the best effect, choose from the brown or green, earthy shades of eye shadows. It will emphasize your eyes and make the red hair look glamorous. Also, a plum, golden and reddish colors will make a hot look for the formal occasions.

The mascara should be brown also, because the black makes the contrast to strong, so that it will make the skin look even more pale. As for the eyeliner, use a brown, gray, or purple eyeliner and avoid black ones. Everything is about having a soft look, without to much contrast that makes the face look overdone. Neutral tones definitely look better on red heads, but that doesn’t mean your eye makeup can’t be dramatic. It’s possible to have gorgeous, smoky eyes for evening, but try deep chestnut brown instead of black or grey. If you want color, try an emerald green or plum instead of blues or purples. Those colors look fantastic on red heads, but will still add the drama you’re looking for.

Lips and Cheeks

For your lips, try the nude look, a tinted lip balm or a lip gloss. Keep it natural, so that you’ll have a fresh look. Having red hair is already a sophisticated part of your look, so don’t try to make it to complex. For a formal occasion you can opt for darker shaded lips, but than leave the eye makeup more simple. It will add drama to the entire makeup.

If you feel like more of a daytime makeup, neutral browns are great, but you can also experiment with gold, peach and soft green. Stick with these colors for blushes and lipsticks as well. If you are going to use a red color on your lips, use a blue or brown base instead of an orange-base red. Don’t forget your eyebrows and lashes, but try brown-black instead of black. It’s not as harsh on fairer complexions. Remember when applying makeup, it’s about enhancing your beauty, not covering up. Red heads are unique and you should embrace that in your makeup.

Beauty/ Newsroom

Beauty Tips: How To Wear Your Make Up For A Job Interview

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When you are getting yourself ready for a job interview, everything matters, even the way you choose to put on your makeup. You don’t want to doll yourself up like you’re going out for a night on the town, but you also don’t want to risk looking unpolished by showing up at the interview with a bare face. For best results, find a middle ground — somewhere in between nothing and heavily made up.

 

1.

Dab on concealer to cover up any dark areas on your face. Follow up with a application of foundation that matches your skin tone. Dust your whole face with transparent face powder to set the stage for the rest of the makeup.

 

2.

Select eyeliner, blush, eye shadow, mascara and lipstick in low-key, neutral shades that match with your hair, skin tone and eyes to keep things conservative. Don’t try to match your makeup to your outfit.

 

3.

Swipe on neutral eye shadow, using light colors to highlight under the brow area and on the lid, and darker colors in the crease. Apply eyeliner with a light touch. Avoid thick, heavy lines or liquid liner, which can come off as harsh. Stick with mascara on the top lashes only, with extra attention to the lashes at the outer corner of your eyelid to give them an uplifted look.

 

4.

Pop a smile and color the area directly underneath the apples of your cheeks with a few strokes of blush. Again, make sure it blends well with your coloring. Apply a neutral lipstick. Nix the deep reds or hot pinks — not an interview look.

 

Tips & Tricks

 

 

The same goes for your fingernails. If you like a little color on your nails, keep it conservative for the interview.

 

When it comes to eye makeup, lipstick and blush, go for products with descriptors such as “cream,” “matte” and “translucent” to nail the most natural look.

 

Investigate your eyebrows. Calm unruly brows with eyebrow gel. Fill them in with a colored pencil if they’re too light or too sparse.

 

Frosted, iridescent, overly bright or heavily lined — don’t do it. None of it looks good for a job interview.

 

Don’t refresh your lipstick or powder your nose during the interview. Do it before and live with it.

 

Forgo globby, thick mascara. Less really is better.

Life And Living/ Newsroom

 

 

Beauty Tip: How To Remove Make Up From Your Skin

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If you do nothing else in the way of grooming before you drop dead in the bed, take a minute or two to remove your makeup. Going to sleep with your makeup on is a surefire way to feed pimples that might be waiting under the skin for a couple of clogged pores to give them the opportunity to grow. The process doesn’t have to be a big ordeal using an array of fancy steps and products. Keep it simple and clean.

Soap and Water

If you’re in a phase that leaves you vulnerable to acne attacks, you’re probably already wearing makeup that’s noncomedogenic and doesn’t cause the dreaded breakouts. Non-oily makeup comes off rather well with plain old soap and water. Work up a lather using a mild soap that has little or no chemicals in it. Try a bar soap that contains tea tree oil for clean, anti-acne results. Gently massage the lather on your face with your fingertips and then splash with water to rinse. Get off all the soap residue and pat dry. Hit the sheets with your face just a little damp to take advantage of the extra fluids that feed your soft, smooth skin.

Brand-Name Creams

Slather your face with a brand-name moisturizing lotion that you’ve already tested and doesn’t cause irritation to your skin. According to American Academy of Dermatology doctors, stick with well-known name brands because the manufacturers invested heavily in the research and development to create products that instill a sense of loyalty in their customers. Apply the lotion on your makeup-ed face, then use a cotton pad or soft cotton cloth to wipe it — and your makeup — away. Use clean cloths for this job so that you don’t rub dirt or bacteria into your face. Once makeup is removed, you won’t need to moisturize again because you’ve multi-tasked. Go ahead and crash without applying more lotion.

Specialty Removers

Cosmeceuticals designed specifically to remove makeup work well because they’ve been tested, and they’re manufactured with ingredients that break through the oils and color found in makeup. Moisten a cotton pad, cotton ball or clean white non-abrasive cloth with the makeup remover and gently swipe off the residue on your face. Use strokes that glide away from the center of your face. Turn the pad or cloth so that each swipe uses a clean surface.

Warning

Baby oil, petroleum jelly and specially formulated makeup removers are all well and good and will take off your makeup. But you still need to gently wash your face after using any of those products, especially to remove any residue around your eyes. According to DC Area Eye Care, any leftover makeup remover, no matter how “natural,” leaves particles that can damage your eyes. But use the specialty removers only on those nights when you went super-heavy on the eye makeup that calls for a little extra remover power just in those areas. Then go ahead and wash your entire face with your gentle cleanser.

Beauty Tips: How To Apply And Find The Right Concealer For You

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The best concealer is always the one that’s one perfect shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Getting this right is the most important factor when choosing the right concealer for you. Concealer comes in many different forms, including a solid stick form, a cream base or a liquid. They also come in every shade known to makeup, which gives you the chance to perfectly match your concealer to your skin tone.

Many makeup counters have a sales clerk who can help you properly match your skin tone, but if you are going it alone or purchasing the concealer at a drugstore, you will have to make your best guess. If you already have a liquid foundation, try matching your concealer to your foundation, then go one shade lighter. The best way to test if a color is a good match for your skin tone is to place a little dab on your hand and blend in. The skin on your hand is the closest match to your actually face color.

Applying concealer can be a mystery to some women, and blending can become a nightmare. If you don’t get the blending done properly, the outcome is not a pretty picture. Here is a step-by-step guide detailing how to apply and blend concealer.

Steps for Concealing Dark Circles

1. Start with a clean face and apply eye moisturizer all around the eye. The moisturizer will help the concealer blend smoothly and prevent it from caking up in any creases you may have. Blot away any excess, so you create a smooth surface.

2. Apply the concealer under the eye and near the bridge of the nose by applying small dots. If you are using liquid concealer, apply the dots using a cotton swab.

3. Using your clean finger or a fresh make-up sponge, rub lightly or use a patting motion to blend in the concealer making sure it is thoroughly absorbed into the skin.

4. Apply your regular foundation over the concealer and set in place with a face powder.

The best eye concealer may be hard to find at first, but it’s simply a game of trial and error to find the one that works best for your skin tone.

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