Microsoft Set To Develop A Bra To Help With Eating Disorders

Many women have issues with their weights and would like to have something or someone help with that.

Microsoft has heard your plea and are set to develop a bra that will help with that.

The bra will be able to talk you out of unhealthy cravings.

Researchers from the University of Rochester and the University of Southampton have, together with Microsoft, developed a bra with heart rate sensors that pick up on changes in your mood.

When it senses you working up to a face-cramming FML moment it’ll send a message to your smartphone, reminding you to step away from that snack

The bras will not be sold in knickers/lingerie  stores.

It was developed by Microsoft and the researchers as part of a project called ‘Food and Mood: Just-in-time support for emotional eating’, as a way to try and help ‘self-identified’ emotional eaters.


Are you washing your bra too much?

Experts have lifted the lid on how often women should wash their bras – and the results may surprise many clean freaks. According to a textile expert, bras that are washed too frequently can become damaged, which causes them to lose elasticity and become less supportive, which can be harmful to the wearer.

‘Over-washing can damage the elasticity, which is essential for providing the proper support,’ Lexie Sachs, product analyst in the Textiles Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, told Cosmopolitan.

Unless you’re really sweaty, she suggests waiting three or four wears, approximately ten days depending on the wearer, before washing – but adds that this is also dependent on the activity level of the wearer.

So the sports bra that gets worn every day will need more frequent washes than the special occasion lacy balconette bustier that lives in the back of the drawer. ‘You should have several bras to rotate through to avoid stressing elastic over time, but wearing the same bra two days in a row isn’t an issue,’ says Sachs.

‘Taking it off at night should allow plenty of time for it to recover its shape and elasticity. If it can’t do that in eight to 12 hours, waiting an extra day won’t make a big difference.’ When it comes to washing, she recommends always checking the label – and if you must use the washing machine, it’s a good idea to always select the most delicate cycle available and use a gentle detergent such as Woolite.

She also suggests using a special mesh bag to stop the bra from twisting together.  After the rinse cycle, women should avoid the dryer, and lay bras out flat to dry. Both dryer heat and hanging can cause the fabric to stretch out in weird ways.

Sachs say that this method is even a good idea for sports bras. Even though they seem sturdier, they require careful tending to keep them as supportive as possible. Finally, experts caution that storage is crucial.

Wearers should fold them in a similar manner to display shelves at lingerie stores, not crush them into tangled balls.

Woman died after shooting herself in the eye while adjusting bra

Police in Michigan have determined that a mishap involving a bra holster led to the death of a 55 year old woman.

Christina Bond, a 55-year-old mother of two, fatally shot herself in the eye while attempting to secure her handgun.

“She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to,” said St. Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp. “She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon.”

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Bond was rushed from her home on Lake Michigan after the incident, but succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.

With the rising cases of insecurity worldwide, many people are purchasing weapons for themselves.

Arms and accessories aimed at women have been increasing in popularity in recent years, ranging from concealed carry purses to pink pistols.

Carrie Lightfoot, owner of the Well Armed Woman store, told USA Today that bra holsters were becoming increasingly popular.

“It’s kind of a natural location depending on the size of the gun and the size of the ‘guns’,” she said.

“Women just need options because one day a woman is wearing a dress, the next day a suit and the next day exercise clothing.

Things You Didn’t Know About Your Bra

Your bra’s sole purpose in life is to support you and lift you up—kind of like a best friend for your breasts. But women don’t always choose their bras as carefully as their friends.  Here are a few things you need to know.

Your bra has an expiration date.
Even your bra needs a day off. The same bra should not be worn two days in a row. The elastic should have at least one day off in between wearings. This prevents the band from stretching out too quickly. Unlike diamonds, bras aren’t forever. If you have at least three bras in your wardrobe—and really, you should have at least that in rotation—expect your bra to last about a year.

Your bra size can and likely will change.
Your body is changing constantly, and so is your bra size. Here’s a shocker: Bra size can change three to six times a year. Stop by the store at least every six months to see if they’re wearing the proper size.” Your bra size can vary due to many factors, including weight gain or loss, medication, especially if it contains hormones, or menstruation.

It’s OK to sleep in a bra.
If you feel more comfortable tucking your girls into a bra at night, go for it. In fact, if you’re busty, you’re better off not leaving them to the mercy of gravity, even overnight. Allen Gabriel, M.D., associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., says, “Wearing a bra to bed has benefits for women with large breasts or implants. It won’t prevent sagging, but can possibly delay it in women over size B/C.”


What type of bra is under your clothes?

Bra’s were developed late in the 19th century and are now generally viewed as a symbol of a girl’s coming of age. The bra does not only cover, support and elevate the breasts, but also shapes the wearer’s figure. The bra frames the breasts, this varies between style, functionality, fashion and fabric.

It is important to know the types of bras available so that you can pick the right one for the right time so as to protect the general health of your breasts. There are different types available to be worn under different kinds of clothing and serve different purposes. For example a nursing bra is worn by a woman who is nursing and will therefore not be needed once she’s done breastfeeding.

Read more about the different bra types here: