Sabtu, 31 Maret 2012

Online dating – how to use it to find love.

According to statistics, about 40 percents of all singles on the planet are going for online dating. But only a quarter of this great number really find romance and love. Why is it so? Everything is simple... Online dating, as everything in this world, has its rules.

It's a simple logic that some dating sites are better than others by their traffic, the way to navigate and the most important - some really work while others don't. Andone more thing that is also important – there's something to be done after you join one of them. In spite of the fact that it's obvious, it's pretty simple as well. Because of this, actually, 30 percents of the people using online dating services fail in finding their love.

Number 1. Creating a dating profile.

This is the most important aspect in using a dating site. First, you should take the time to say something about yourself, your lifestyle, your interests and the type of person you are looking for. You should certainly sound happy, upbeat, fun and confident. Also this is not the time for modesty; if you think you're pretty darn attractive, then be sure to say so. And humour is a real ice-breaker - if you can make someone laugh, they'll be more likely to want to contact you.

Number 2. Uploading a photo.

Even if you don't have a very flattering one to hand, you should always post a pic with your profile. Remember, about 95 percents of people on the dating site only search for other members who have provided a picture of themselves. You want to see what other potential partners look like so it's a simple logic that other people will want to know what you look like too. If your photo isn't recent or isn't a great likeness of you, you can always say so in your profile.

Number 3. Be Proactive.

Don't just join a site and expect other people to contact you – you should search the database regularly for people with whom you might be compatible and when you find someone you like the look or sound of, write to them immediately and tell them why you think you might be a good match.

Number 4. Writing letters.

So, you've joined a dating site, you've searched for other members who fall within your specified categories, and you've been presented with a page of matching profiles. You're going to write some emails but what will you actually say? Re-read the paragraph above about creating a great profile and apply the same rules to the first email that you send to another person. Tell that him/her a little about who you are and why you think you might both be compatible - respond directly to what you've read in that person's profile - sound interested and interesting and you'll get an email in return - sound boring and downbeat and you'll just be ignored.

Number 5. Checking back with the site.

There are two reasons why you should do this as often as possible. The most obvious one is to keep up to speed with who has joined since you last logged-on... that special person might have signed-up since you last visited the site so don't miss out. However, what most people don't realize is that when you log in to a dating site, your profile moves up the listings on the internal search engine which means that you are more likely to be spotted and subsequently contacted by other people. Don't be a stranger to the site you've joined and I recommend that you visit the site at least once a day during the lifetime of your membership.

So here are the main points of how to use a dating site to benefit from it. I hope you'll do your best and find your love.

Jumat, 30 Maret 2012

The Dot Com Era is Back

In a recent article titled "Internet use threatens to overtake TV in Canada" it discusses the threat of online marketing to traditional media sources in Canada. This isn't a a threat anymore in the US. It is a fact.

An article written by Thomas Mucha from Business 2.0 says:

People are spending more time online than watching TV, which gives marketers a better chance to reach consumers in a place where they are just one click away from making a purchase. "More than 75 percent of companies using the Internet to advertise report confidence in their return on investment," writes the study's lead author, Jupiter Research senior analyst Gary Stein. This confidence, Stein argues, will sustain spending momentum across all the key online ad areas: paid search, display ads, classified ads, and rich media.

Interesting to note that two studies are similar. Although The Ipsos Reid study of Canada claims radio is losing more interest than TV in Canada, it may soon lose to the Internet as well.

Mr. Mucha claims 40 percent of total spending by 2010 will be paid advertisements on Google, Yahoo and MSN to an estimate of $19 billion per year. Not much wonder why the search engines are trying to dominate each other and the marketplace. The one that becomes the most popular will also make the most money.

What will become of the little guy? Will it put an end to buying keywords for ad placement on search engines? Will the small business owner get shoved out of the picture? Maybe not altogether... but let's face it. If GM decides they want to use the keywords you are using, can you afford to compete? The search engines will be laughing "all the way to the bank" and the cost per clicks will just keeping going up... (he-he) similar to the price of gasoline at the pumps these days.

Even though the cost of clicks may get pricey, the major search engines will always have to index relevant websites and include these results and return them on any keyword search. Professional sites (versus linkfarm, affiliate, spam sites) will always be in favour, and the sooner business can get their company sites built, if they haven't already; the better. Google seems to be the top search engine right now, and new sites often get sandboxed. If they hold on to their dominant position, new websites want to make sure this doesn't happen to them.

I've always felt that there was something Google was doing that gave some sites more relevance than others in its index, but wasn't sure how it was applied. At the Search Engine Strategies conference last week in San Jose, California, Rand Fishkin learned that Google places some new Web sites, "regardless of their merit, or lack thereof, in a sort of probationary category" for six months to a year to "allow time to determine how users react to a new site, who links to it, etc."

On a final piece of advice he suggests:

"Several people have also predicted that Yahoo! or MSN may take up similar techniques to help stop spam. This phenomenon could seriously undermine new SEO/Ms and new campaigns, but it is a possibility. My recommendation is not to discount this possibility and launch projects or at least holding sites and their promotional efforts ASAP. The web environment right now is still relatively friendly to new sites, but will certainly become more competitive and unforgiving with time, no matter what search engine filters exist."

Although it is starting to sound a little like the "Dot Com era is back" it will be a little different this time around. In 2000 when it went bust, it is partly because the percentage of consumers purchasing online didn't justify the amount of spending. There was a lack of confidence. It is different now. Jupiter's study shows that "73 percent of Americans who use the Internet have made a purchase online and four out of five of these potential shoppers have responded to an online ad."

Kamis, 29 Maret 2012

The New Improved North American Sauna Culture

The use of the term " Sauna " as it has been referred in most of North America has truly been abused and over-used to such an extent that it has lost its true meaning. When a person mentions the word " sauna " in North America, visions of seedy bathhouses and steam rooms come to mind. The home sauna is in most instances a pleasant enough enclosure heated by various devices that range from electric sauna heaters to far infrared units. These saunas are what have interestingly enough been called a " dry sauna ". There is no steam .The one thing these home saunas have in common with a traditional Finnish sauna is the generated heat because there really is no such thing as a dry sauna.

The true " sauna " has lasted for well over a thousand years. It has been tweaked and minutely altered over all those years but in its true essence, very little has actually been changed. Any changes that have occurred have been mostly health improvements like better ventilation and heating units. The form and function of a traditional Finnish sauna remain intact.

Another term that has taken a pounding in North America is the " sauna session " or " sauna ritual ". A sauna session has come to mean nothing more than a naked or semi-naked individual or individuals sitting in a nice wooden cubicle and just plain sweating. This of course is followed by the occasional dip in the pool or a nice invigorating shower. Although this is so-called sauna session is better than no session at all (at least you clean out and purify your skin pores a little), it is hardly worthy of the term.

The original Finnish sauna incorporates several elements that make up the actual sauna session or sauna ritual. The primary difference between the Finns and most North Americans is the abundance of time that they lavish on the experience. In a Finnish sauna, time is not of the essence. The pleasure of the ever-evolving moment is.

The different elements of the true sauna are the Preparation, Perspiration, Lowly (does not quite translate the right characters here, but it means the hot steam of the sauna), Whisking, Cooling, Washing and finally, Relaxation. There is no schedule or timetable whatsoever and a watch is definitely an optional attachment. Plenty of time is allotted for a true sauna session and many of the actual elements are repeated more than once.

The sauna was introduced to North America in the 1960ès as a status symbol for those that had it all and wanted something different. Even today it is considered to be something of a symbol of wealth, or at least of being well off. Considering that the Finns had a 2000-year head start, it is little wonder that here in North America there is little or no tradition attached to the use of a sauna.

The one true driving force in North America is commerce, and commerce drives the evolution of products to be bigger, better or best. There is no in between. Perhaps in this light, the sauna is evolving into something different and unique to this marketplace. The actual sauna ritual as it pertains to Americans is something that will just have to take more time to develop.

Perhaps we need a new term to describe the North American Sauna Culture. Let the Finns keep their sauna and their sauna ritual. Here we will develop and enjoy our own rituals. Maybe we can use the Native American sweat lodges as a starting point. Or not. I would just like to have the term sauna mean one distinct thing. Then again, I would have to change the name of my site and start from scratch. Never mind. If you can afford it just get the best North American built sauna you can and start your own personal sauna ritual.

Rabu, 28 Maret 2012

Omaha Rules: How to Play Omaha Poker

Omaha poker is starting to become almost as popular as Texas Holdem poker in casino poker rooms, online poker sites and live poker tournaments. Omaha poker rules are similar to Texas Holdem rules. In both poker variations the dealers deals community cards, which can be shared by all the players.

However, Omaha poker and Texas Holdem poker are different games and they certainly require using different strategy. Omaha poker can be played as fixed limit, no limit or pot limit. In addition, Omaha poker can be played as high or high low split. Here you can find introduction to both Omaha high and Omaha high low rules.

Omaha High Rules
The play begins with the player to the dealers immediate left who posts the small blind, usually the amount of half of the minimum bet. For example, in a 4/8 dollars limit game, the small blind will be 2 dollars. Then, the player to the left of the small blind posts the big blind, which is the size of the minimum bet, 4 dollars according to this example.

After the blinds are posted, the dealer deals each player four face down cards, starting from the small blind and continuing clockwise. The first round of betting begins with the player to the big blind left who can choose between calling, raising or folding. If he chooses to call, he has to place a bet equal to the size of the minimum bet, if he raises, he places a bet double the amount of the minimum bet, and if he chooses to fold, he forfeits his hand.

The first round of betting continues until it gets to the player who posted the small blind. If he chooses to call, he can place only half of the minimum bet, which together with the small blind will complete the amount of the minimum bet. Afterwards, the round of betting gets to the big blind who can either raise or check.

After the first round of betting is complete, the dealer places three face up cards in the center of the table. These are known as community cards and this stage of the game is called the flop. After the flop, the second round of betting begins with the player to the dealers left. The minimum bet remains 4 dollars.

When the second round of betting is done, the dealer places a fourth community card in the center of the casino table, known as the turn. Then, begins another round of betting in which the minimum bet raises to 8 dollars. This round of betting starts with the player to the dealers left. After this betting round, the dealer will place the last community card in the center of the table, which is called the river. The river is followed by the final round of betting with a minimum bet of 8 dollars.

After the last round of betting, all the remaining players are exposing their hands, known as the showdown. Each player has to use two cards of his four cards and three of the five community cards to form the highest possible five cards hand. In an Omaha high game, the player whose five card hand is the highest wins the pot.

Omaha High Low Rules
Omaha high low is played exactly like Omaha high until the showdown. In Omaha high low, the pot is split between two winners: the player who had formed the highest hand and the player who has the best low hand. If none of the players has a qualifying low hand, the player who holds the highest hand wins the entire pot.

Omaha high low is also referred to as Omaha 8 or better. It means that in order to qualify as low hand, the hand cannot contain any 8s or cards of higher value. The best possible low hand is called the wheel. A, 2, 3, 4, 5. Ace value can be either high or low and flushes and straights are disregarded.

It sometimes occurs in Omaha high low poker game that the pot splits between more than two players. It can also happen that one player, who holds both high and low hands at the same five card poker hand, wins the entire pot.

Selasa, 27 Maret 2012

The Latest Hairstyle Fashion and Beauty Trends of the Stars of the Red Carpet

The Latest Hairstyle Fashion and Beauty Trends of the Stars of the Red Carpet

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Copyright 2006 David Maillie

As Jonathon of the hit new series Blowout says your hair will make you or break you. No where is this more true then on the red carpet. Sport a great dress or outfit and hair and you will be on the cover of nearly every magazine. Sport a bad hairstyle and be on People’s magazine list of worst dressed and red carpet tragedies. This is why most celebrities have celebrity hairstylists and pay thousands for a cut and style. Some even fly their stylist with them everywhere they go as part of their entourage. A great hairstyle and beauty treatment has become as important, if not more so than the elegant and very expensive designer dresses and outfits. The question is what are the current hot hairstyle and beauty trends being sported on the red carpet? Some are old time favorites, and others are quite surprising.

1) The summer classic up-do is a hot item as it shows off sexy necks and jewelry (like necklaces and earrings) well. Demi Moore wore it well in the hit movie An officer and a Gentleman. Gweneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz are almost always seen with this hairstyle. It is classy and elegant when done right. It works best with normal, medium length hair and light makeup and jewelry. Heavy, big jewelry is out, sheek, pure elegance and beauty are in with this style.

2) The shaggy and layered hairstyle. According to Allure magazine, this is the one hairstyle and fashion trend that can make anyone look good and it will work on just about everyone, regardless of face shape. Basically this hairstyle will add volume to your hair and creates a frame for your face. Heidi Klum wore it well during an episode of her hit show Runway. Several stars like Drew Barrymore and Kate Winslet have been seen sporting this do. This is yet another low makeup and easy maintenance hairstyle. Simplicity is key here so light jewelry works best. A simple leather strap necklace and pendant will work wonders. This hairstyle has been also referred to as sexy bed head, or the after sex do.

3) Long, sexy waves. Perms are out, but the secret fashion trend in the hottest salons is salt spraying. Don’t wash the hair everyday as dirty hair is easier to manage. Get the hair damp and use salt water in a spray to bring out the wavy curls. According to the salons, everyone’s hair has some natural waves and patterns and this will bring this out and magnify it. Don’t think its hot, just look at the sexiest vixens of the red carpet like Jessica Alba and Shakira. They wear this style very well. Again, simplicity is key, no heavy makeup and light jewelry work best. Again a simple black or brown leather strap necklace with a simple locket or amulet adds mystery and will make it that much hotter. So skip the perm and first try spritzing sea salt on damp hair, scrunching hair & letting air dry. Since most hair has some sort of natural wave, the sea salt will bring it out.

4) The bullet. This is the latest fashion trend transformed offspring of the 80’s mullet and fullet with a dominant and forceful business touch. It’s the short female business do and is popular with very dominant women. It’s a short hairstyle that shows the world you are a female and are in control. You will find it on Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Ellen Degeneres, and Rosie O’Donnell. It is believed to have been first worn by Prince back in the early 80’s on his Purple Rain tour.

These hairstyles fashion trends are all easy do’s and don’t require heavy makeup or jewelry. Simplicity is key and heavy or big gaudy jewelry is out. A simple leather strap on a sexy, thin neck like Jessica Alba is all that is needed with these fashion trends. These hairstyles and fashion trends will remain big for the rest of 2006 and into 2007.

Senin, 26 Maret 2012

The Bodysuit

Copyright 2006 Mary Desaulniers

If you want to look polished outside, make sure that what you wear inside is up to snuff. The inner world mirrors the outer one, so we are told in philosophical circles; nowhere is this more evident than in the world of lingerie. How many times have we seen a $500 dress suit scandalized by the lumpy rolls or ripples emerging from an ill-fitting bra?

A tailored outfit should look what it is meant to do—make you look sleek and tailored. No surprises. No bumps. No tell-tale bulges. That’s why when it comes to fashion ethics, the bodysuit is indispensable.

What is a bodysuit? Also called a “snapsuit,” “leotard,” or “onesie”, a bodysuit is an ingenious blending of bra and panties together that you can slip on, pull down and fasten with snap-on buttons at the crotch. With that pulling down, you can lessen the damage done by ridges, flaps or belly rolls in one fell swoop of lycra. Lines that normally show from the bottom of the bra or from the waistband of the panties or stockings are almost eliminated with a good bodysuit—provided that you are not grossly out of shape. Unless you are an amazingly trim size 4, your body hugging silk gown needs a bodysuit to give that gown a polished sleek look. It gives you that extra smoothness under a figure hugging dress.

There are, however, a few challenges to wearing a bodysuit. First, bodysuits are often sold according to bra size which means that for those of us who do not have a perfect body, a body suit might be an ill-fitting enterprise. It might fit you at the bust, but not anywhere else. The best bet here is to find a bodysuit that is made from very stretchy fabric which can provide you with a bit more “give” in the hips and tummy areas.

A second challenge is the difficulty bodysuits often pose for women in the washroom. Under an evening gown, the whole process of unbuckling and buckling the bottom fasteners of the bodysuit can be a feat on its own. Tricky stuff indeed, especially if your gown is made with layered chiffon. But women have done worse in the name of beauty. And considering the sleek lines that present themselves when you emerge from the washroom, the agony is well-worth the eventual poise.

Another word of caution about bodysuits. They are most suitable for fairly well-shaped bodies-- bodies that are well toned and evenly shaped -- in all sizes. A bodysuit will help you maneuver your way into a dress that is just slightly too small, but it won’t turn a size 10 into a size 6 or a size 16 into a 10. And if perchance, you do eventually manage to stuff yourself into a size 6, be prepared for a very, very uncomfortable and unflattering evening. If you are a size 12, get a size 12 bodysuit; it will still tuck in your tummy and flatter your profile, but it will never turn a medium body into a small one.

A bodysuit flatters a good body, but it is not a miracle worker, Betty Halbreich says in "Secrets of a Fashion Therapist." Here is a list of what a body suit can and cannot do:

1.It can tame the jiggle in your backside, but it will not create ”buns of steel.”

2.It cannot take the place of time spent on the stairmaster or the treadmill.

3.Even the tightest waist cincher on a body suit cannot give you a nineteen inch waist.

4.It can flatter a toned body and make you feel slimmer, but it will not replace a sensible diet and workouts at the gym.

5. It will make a great reward for personal goals achieved in weight loss and inch loss—the trophy of a great body achieved through hard work and efforts.

A bodysuit is a must in every lingerie set; however, use it with discretion and respect.

Resource: "Secrets of a Fashion Therapist" by Betty Halbreich ( HarperCollins 2005) _______________________________________

Minggu, 25 Maret 2012

Los Nombres Detras de Las Bandas de Musica

Muchas bandas de música son nombradas a partir de diferentes situaciones, personas o cosas que jamás te haz imaginado. Aquí te contaremos todas las historias detrás de las bandas de música más famosas de la historia. Los orígenes de las bandas de rock y seudónimos de artistas son un misterio que te revelaremos aquí. Diviértete!

1) Los Bee Gees:
Los hermanos Giba primero tuvieron en mente el nombre de " Los Rattlensnakes" para su banda. Luego tuvieron la idea de honorar las iniciales de los dos hermanos Giba y un amigo cercano y uno de sus primeros soportes, DJ Hill Gates, quien no tiene nada que ver con el fundador de Microsoft. Es así como Los Bee Gees fueron nombrados luego de las iniciales Bill Gates.

2) Bob Dylan:
Su nombre original es Robert Zimmerman, y era demasiado largo y además el era un fanático de Dylan Thomas.

3) The Doors:
Primero fueron nombrados Psychedelic Ranger. Luego fueron inspirados por una cita de William Blake: "si las puertas (doors) de la percepción serian lavadas, todo aparecería al hombre como es, infinito."

4) Elton John:
Su nombre real es Reginald Dwight. Tomo su nombre artístico de otros músicos británicos, Elton Dean y John Baldry.

5) Elvis Costello:
Nació llamado Decían Patrick McManus. Cuando comenzó su carrera musical, adopto un alias creado por una combinación de Elvis Presley y Lou Costello, simplemente porque representa lo opuesto de el otro Elvis.

6) Eurythmics:
Su nombre es originado en un sistema de instrucción musical de 1890 que se focaliza en respuestas físicas.

7) Everything but the Girl:
Se inspiraron en una propaganda de ropa británica que vendía todo menos a la chica (Everything but the girl). La implicación era que todo estaba en rebajas menos las cosas de chica.

8) Green Day:
Si fumas marihuana y luego te relajas todo el día, has tenido un día verde (Green Day).

9) Guns and Roses:
De los nombres de Axl Rose y Tracii Guns.

10) Marilyn Manson:
El seudónimo del líder de la banda mezclo dos de las celebridades favoritas americanas: Marilyn Monroe y Charles Manson. Otros miembros de la banda usan los pseudonimos Ginger Fish, Twiggy Ramirez y Madonna Wayne Gacy.

11) Nirvana:
En el budismo significa el estado de bendición perfecta obtenida por la destrucción de uno mismo.

12) Pet Shop Boys:
En la disco gay "underground" habían los cuartos oscuros en los cuales no sabes con quien estas teniendo sexo. Una variación son los Pet Shops: no sabes con lo que lo estas haciendo.

13) Queen:
Una palabra que caracteriza a los travestis y la realeza. Connotaciones perfectas para el nombre de la banda en los ojos de Freddie Mercury.

14) Ramones:
Una historia un poco "freaky". En el principio de su carrera, Paul McCartney se llamaba a si mismo Paul Ramone.

15) R.E.M:
"Rapad Eye Movement" Movimiento rápido de ojos, que es un estado de sueño.

16) TLC:
Las iniciales de los apodos de los miembros de la banda son T Boz, Left Eye y Chilli. También sugiere los acrónimos de "Tender, Loving y Care".

17) UB40:
La banda fue desde un principio relacionada con temas políticos y fue nombrada a partir de un formulario de desempleo en británico.

18) U2:
Un tipo de avión espía usado por los estados unidos, Bono explico una vez que U2 creció de pensamientos de interacción con la audiencia... como en "you too" (vos también).

19) Velvet Underground:
Nombrados a partir de un titulo de un libro de sexo desconocido que uno de los miembros de la banda había encontrado tirado en la calle.

20) XTC:
Esta banda de punk fue formada en 1976 antes de que usar drogas sea popular. La banda había cambiado su nombre original Star Park luego de mirar a Jimmy Durante clip en el que dice:"Estoy en Éxtasis!"

21) Yeh Yeh Yeh:
De acuerdo a Karen O, la inspiración de esta banda de Hip hop vino de la frase Newyorkina que significa "Whatever".

Sabtu, 24 Maret 2012

Opening Doors For Those With Disabilities

There could be good news for the more than 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in America. Many American firms are finding ways to help them so they don't have to struggle to find drugstores, health care facilities, education facilities, hotels, restaurants and shopping outlets that are easily accessible.

With many baby boomers now entering their 60s and having a rise in health- and mobility-related problems, there will likely be a sharp increase in the number of Americans who will seek to spend their money only at places that offer assistance for their mobility needs. In addition, a positive customer experience will play a major role in capturing the millions of dollars being spent by this growing baby boomer market.

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, was passed to protect individuals with disabilities and guarantee them equal access to all facilities. Over 15 years later, many people with disabilities are wondering why so many places they want to go to are not accessible to them.

To help businesses become ADA compliant, Ingersoll Rand's Security Technologies Sector created a strategic business unit for automated openings. Ron Ratell, the unit's manager and ADA marketing manager, believes the problem stems from a lack of awareness.

"Many small- and medium- sized-business owners are often unaware that their facility is not in compliance with ADA guidelines," said Ratell, whose company specializes in automated openings and also owns the Schlage™ brand of commercial and residential locks, which are the most widely used locks for homes and apartments in the U.S.

"More times than not, a business owner only becomes aware of noncompliance following an accident or complaint by a person with a disability. This reactive approach requires business owners to devote unnecessary time and money defending themselves and their business, while the building's openings remain noncompliant with ADA guidelines," added Ratell.

"Another problem that exists is that many business owners do not know who to turn to for help on ADA accessibility issues or that there are tax incentives that are available to help their operations become updated to the necessary standards," Ratell said.

Currently, there are two major tax incentives programs available to businesses to help cover the cost of making access improvements required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The first is a tax credit that can be used for architectural adaptations, equipment acquisitions and services. The second is a tax deduction that can be used for architectural or transportation adaptations. Information on these ADA Tax Incentives can be found at

Ratell's company also offers business owners a wide range of consulting services and turnkey solutions to help business owners make their facilities ADA accessible. The Automated Openings Business Unit of Ingersoll Rand provides solutions for all types of openings that are required to be accessible. These solutions range from door handle levers, door push/pulls, mechanical door closers and mechanical exits to powered door operators. Powered door operators can range from push-n-go (assist pedestrian in opening the door) to completely automatic opening and closing.

Knowledge of the opening usage, fire and life safety codes, and ADA accessibility requirements is critical to provide the right solution for your particular openings. Optimized solutions are provided to bridge the gap between the owner's business objectives and ADA accessibility.

For business owners or individuals who have questions regarding ADA accessibility, Ratell recommends these organizations as valuable go-to sources: the Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page (, National Organization on Disability ( and the United States Access Board (

Jumat, 23 Maret 2012

Searchers Follow Ancient Traditions

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Khalsa was raised in an American Catholic family. In the 1970s he became interested in altered states of awareness, particularly higher states of cognizance. Through yoga he became a Sikh, studied physiology, neuroscience, biological rhythms and sleep. Today he teaches at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and at Harvard Medical Schoolhouse. Khalsa is a interchangeable and explorer World Health Organization acknowledges, "We're fair starting to enter the arena. We at the rim of the crater, equitable peeking into it."

For Longo the paper was a kind of way station in his own journey. "I examined the Ruler [of Benedict] in terms of healthy lifestyle. The essence is that work and entreaty is a balanced lifestyle," he said. Longo pointed to the numerous -related references in the Convention "that positive directions from Benedict as to how the monks were to live in order to live a productive life." Because he "needed to delve into that Normal More deeply," Longo produced his symposium paper. And the result of his research. "I believed it's protected my soul, to be honest.

Probably it my as well." When Donald Moss, and so president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, prepared his 2002 address to the organization, he was aware that what was happening with the head/consistency movement "is we're bringing together just about of the old ghostlike disciplines in new forms." Moss, a clinical psychologist and psycho-physiologist at Saybrook Graduate Schooling in San Francisco, explained, "I am a Christian but I also spent a year studying Buddhism at a temple. And I've found that while concepts of divinity may divide people, our ghostly traditions take us closer again. That we go inside and find quiet, I have Thomas More in commons with the Buddhist WHO is contemplating than with the Christian is not." Overcome the divisions of theological system by focusing on spirituality and the possibility of healing suddenly exists on a different plane between global religions. Those fresh insights into the oneness of religion and belief, insights possibly beyond anything envisioned currently by ecumenists or those at the forefront of interfaith dialogue.

Kamis, 22 Maret 2012

Traits And Characteristics Of A Serial Killer - Part One

Serial killers have become a topic of interest to the general public, especially since the hype that has been brought about from horror movies. A lot of people are interested in why people become serial killers, or what common traits serial killers posses.

Interestingly, there are similar characteristics among serial killers that have been found out through study and research. It is important to note that there are two types of serial killers; organized and unorganized.

Serial killers grow up into people who kill other human beings as a source of pleasure. The reason for this is not completely understood, but is believed to be caused by neurological damage and psychological defects that lower reaction to emotional stimuli. Therefore, for a killer to be able to feel pain, joy, happiness, or other emotions, they must commits horrendous acts of violence that would be unthinkable to a healthy individual.

As children, the top most common behavioral characteristics shared amongst all serial killers include extensive day dreaming, compulsive masturbation, chronic lying, isolation, bed wetting over the age of twelve, rebelliousness, destroying property, nightmares, setting fires, stealing and cruelty towards other children. It is important to note that not all children who experience these things will turn into serial killers, it is only that the serial killers which criminologists have studied, have found these similar characteristics to be true. Almost all serial killers were sexually and physically abused as children and about half have of them had their fathers abandon their family before the age of twelve. It the other half of these cases where the father didn’t leave, he was always controlling and abusive. Many serial killers tend to become highly interested in fetishism and sadomasochistic pornography at an early age. When serial killers are still at a young age and they are too small to inflict pain upon other humans, they get joy out of torturing insects or small animals.

It has be proven that most organized serial killers are white males between the ages of 25 and 30 years old, of average or above intelligence and are usually married with children. Despite their high intelligent levels they tend to do poorly in school and might have a hard time holding down a job.

Organized serial killers enjoy prolonging the pain and suffering of their victims. They tend to enjoy the power they obtain by controlling when and how a person dies. It is not uncommon for serial killers to torture their victims for several days in order to maximize the pleasure they get from this process. Most serial killers choose their victims at random, if they see an opportunity they will grab at it. However, most killers do have a preference for eliminating a certain type of individual, for example prostitutes, young men, children or the elderly. An organized serial killers actions are premeditated. Serial killers do not commit acts of passion. Organized serial killers will fantasize about the act until they can no longer get pleasure from just imagining it, and they carry out the killings in real life. Serial killers will take special care to survey the area to make sure they will not be caught before attempting to kidnap or attack someone. They tend to keep a close watch on the media, keep a clean house and drive a flashy car. They also leave a clean crime scene are more likely to dismember the body and are prepared to talk with police.

Rabu, 21 Maret 2012

Opening Arctic Critical First Step Toward Energy Security

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration is more than a first step toward a sound energy policy; it is vital to our national security.

Americans will depend on liquid fossil fuels for transportation for many decades to come. Because of this, the Middle East has a stranglehold on the U.S. that cannot be allowed to continue.

Unfortunately, for now, the U.S. has little choice about being involved in the region-a large fraction of the world's easily accessible oil is found there. And international economic realities mandate that cheaper oil will be used before investments are made to bring more expensive reserves to market.

U.S. security interests in the Middle East revolve around two issues: the free flow of oil from the region at a reasonable price; and the curtailment of funds supporting terrorism as well as the export of Wahhabism, the intolerant form of Islam that had its birth in Saudi Arabia.

A continuing dependence on this region is not in our best interests and is becoming very costly in terms of dollars and blood. Therefore, developing new sources of oil is about national security. Indeed, the Iraq war is about oil in the sense that it is about dealing with Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi regime is facing an increasingly radicalized Sunni majority and a marginalized and restive Shi'ite minority. With the Shi'ites likely to dominate Iraq, the war has served to bring pressure on the Saudi regime to crack down on Islamic radicals and preachers and become serious about curtailing the funding of terrorists.

As oil reserves are depleted in the Middle East, the cost of extracting oil will rise. When this cost roughly equals the cost of extraction elsewhere, the importance of the Gulf as a source of oil to the rest of the world will decline.

There is plenty of oil, but not at today's relatively cheap production costs.

Shale oil, for example, exists in huge quantities in four Western states. But development of techniques for recovery of such oil is years away and likely to be very costly.

Current world oil prices, however, can be moderated by the availability of relatively small amounts of oil. And that is where ANWR comes in.

ANWR is estimated by the Department of Energy to equal as much as 30 years of imports from Saudi Arabia. More important, it is oil that can be brought into production quickly using conventional techniques, thereby being able to moderate prices in the near term.

With modern directional drilling techniques, the oil can be extracted from as little as 2,000 of ANWR's 19,500,000 acres-all of which is contained within land originally set aside for possible future oil and gas production when the refuge was established. Combined with other techniques, hazards to the environment can be virtually eliminated.

In the past, both the U.S. House and Senate have approved opening ANWR to oil and gas production, but have failed to agree on the exact form of the legislation. It would seem that now, with dependency on Middle Eastern oil threatening our safety and our economy, those bodies should find a way to come together on a plan to develop our own natural resources and lessen money flowing into hostile hands.

Gerald E. Marsh is a physicist, retired from Argonne National Laboratory, who has worked and published widely in the areas of science, nuclear power and foreign affairs. He was a consultant to the Department of Defense on strategic nuclear technology and policy in the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations, and served with the U.S. START delegation in Geneva.

Many consider opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration a first step toward a sound energy policy.

Selasa, 20 Maret 2012

Inexpensive Gifts

By Jeff Kennedy

Is an expensive gift more valuable than an inexpensive one?
When you are considering a gift, what do you settle for—an expensive gift or something special that conveys a message? Does the price of the gift really matter? The thing to remember is that gifts are meant to convey a message that you care. They need not be expensive, but they need to be special. There’s nothing wrong with an expensive gift, but what is much more important is a demonstration of affection and care. As Shakespeare says in Hamlet, “Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.” An expensive gift can become “poor” and an inexpensive gift can become “rich” depending on the way you give it. So, it is the message that you convey rather than the value of the gift that matters more.

What happens to expensive gifts
Let’s look first at what happens when you present an expensive gift. In these days of affluence and consumerism, most people have almost all the things they need. Unless you are thinking of something like jewelry, there’s a good chance that the item you gift is already available to the person to whom you are giving it. In that case your item, if given, may not be used at all.

When you gift an expensive item, the focus is more on the item than on the act. In addition, if the expensive item that you give is not to the taste of the person receiving it, both of you are going to be disappointed. So whichever way you look at it, it’s not the price of the gift, but its utility to the person and the spirit in which it is given that are more important. That seems to clearly show that the value of the gift itself is secondary. A bunch of flowers, a kiss on the cheek or even a good word may bring more happiness to the person than an expensive gift.

A thoughtful gift can be richer than an expensive one
A gift that helps someone really needy and aids a charitable cause may often come with exotic handmade items that are made in far off places. That might be a comparatively inexpensive gift, but it does a lot of things, especially if the gift is intended for children. It shows the value of caring for others. And it adds a certain novelty to the exercise.

A place for expensive gifts
We must remember that there are occasions when an expensive gift is appropriate. There are certain special occasions when the gift of something that is really needed, though perhaps expensive, can make a big change in the life of the person receiving it. And such a gift can sometimes show care and concern. If you look closely, you will notice that even in these cases, the expensiveness of the item is incidental. What really matters is that you have recognized a need and are trying to fulfill it.

Can you “say it” with inexpensive gifts?
The next question that arises is whether you can “say it” with inexpensive gifts. The answer to that question in most cases is an emphatic “yes”. Not only can you say what you want to say through an inexpensive gift, you can also fail to say it through an expensive gift. Think of that for a moment. Look at the quote from Shakespeare at the end of the first paragraph. You will see that an inexpensive gift can convey the message as well as an expensive one can. It’s the spirit in which you give, and not what you give that really matters.

Considerations while selecting a gift
Here are a few things to consider when you select a gift.
Does the person really need this gift?
Will he or she value and cherish it?
Does it bring forth fond memories, a feeling of bonding or togetherness?
Does it say, “I love you, and I care”?

The answers to these questions are far more important than how expensive the gift is. If it weren’t so, neither the giver nor the receiver deserves the gift.

Senin, 19 Maret 2012

Why People Lie

Why do people lie, especially to those they love?

Lying is a technique that is used to influence, control and manipulate other’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Lying comes naturally, and most of the time, it happens with little awareness, effort, or thought. In fact, children start lying, quite effectively, early in life. And as adults, people continue to lie.

Not only is lying fairly common, but it can take several different forms. On occasion, people will tell a bold-faced lie. That is, say something that is explicitly not true. Most of the time, however, lying is best accomplished by what is left unsaid – a lie of omission. In this case, speakers leave out critical information (usually about who, what, where, when, or why) while leading hearers to believe that the complete story is being told. As Benjamin Franklin so keenly noted, “Half the truth is often a great lie.”

So why do people lie, especially to those they love?

Lying is typically motivated by one or more of the following factors:

Avoid Punishment

Lying is often used to avoid punishment or possible rejection. If a spouse or romantic partner is going to react poorly to the truth, generally speaking, people try to hide or conceal the truth. By nature, people are designed to avoid harm and punishment, even if individuals have to lie in order to do so. Again, children pick-up this skill early in life and people continue to lie as adults.

Seek Approval

Not only are people designed to avoid punishment, but people universally have a need for approval. Lying and deception are often used to create a favorable image or impression. People will go to great lengths, even using deception, if necessary, to create a positive image. Often this involves some self-deception as well – people start to believe their own false image is true.

Maintain Privacy

Everyone needs some privacy – a sense of independence, autonomy, and freedom. People like to feel in control, especially when it comes to giving out information about one’s self. Just because you are in a close relationship does not mean that you have completely given up your right to, or need for, privacy. So, lying and deception are very useful when trying to maintain a sense of one’s self that is autonomous, independent, and private.

Avoid Conflict

Couples rarely see eye-to-eye on every issue. And if couples were determined to (and some do), they could engage in never ending conflict on a range of issues. But, always engaging in conflict is damaging in any relationship. So, rather than argue about every issue that may come up, sometimes it is easier to avoid conflict by pretending to get along.

Regulate Power

Whether people like to acknowledge it or not, power differences are present in every relationship. Power involves having control when it comes to decision making. And power often switches back and forth between partners depending on the issue at hand. For instance, one partner might have financial power, while another partner may have social power (control in social situations). As a general rule, the person who lacks power in any given situation is more likely to lie in order to influence the outcome. For instance, kids are more likely to lie to their parents, employees are more likely to lie to employers, and the same holds true in close relationships. The person, who lacks power, is more likely to lie in order to get what they want. Lying helps individuals even out power differences that may exist.

Minggu, 18 Maret 2012

The Hurricane Katrina survivors will be victims again... GUARANTEED!

This time it will be our own governments mostly that will do the victimizing but some businesses will get it on it as well. Its simply one of the biggest revenue generating processes utilized by various levels of governments that very little is known of by the regular citizen. It causes family savings to be lost, assets to go uncovered and even inheritances to disappear over time. It victimizes the poor disproportionately than any other class in our society. It takes away from those who need it the most... like poor, middle class and poverty level citizens. But this process has also been known to victimize people of all classes and races in the United States. What are we talking about? Unclaimed Money is the name of the game. Millions of dollars that were in utility deposits, savings bonds, bank accounts, family properties, safe deposits contents and a slew of other unclaimed assets and money is turned over to various government agencies every year, with only a small amount ever being returned to the rightful owners or heirs. This unclaimed money windfall is actually multiplied TENFOLD because of disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

During these times there is a very very large portion of those who lose their home and important papers in the process, to also forget the location of many of their assets. Once these assets go unclaimed for a specified amount of time, they are usually turned over to a government agency with the hope of finding the owners of record. But history has shown that these unclaimed assets and unclaimed money accounts are seldom recovered because the government does a very poor job of tracking the unclaimed accounts owners or rightful heirs. This is the same government that can track you down for past taxes, criminal behavior, outstanding tickets and summonses, child support and just about any outstanding debt you may owe them. But they seem to have an inability to deploy these same tactics to return your unclaimed money and unclaimed property when these came into their coffers. Can you imagine how many THOUSANDS of even TENS OF THOUSANDS of bank accounts, family deeds, bonds, insurance policies, store and utility deposits information has been lost due to the recent disaster?

The sad part is that these are people who are victims already, and they are also prime targets for this unclaimed property victimization that comes later... courtesy of the state and federal governments. Did you know that it is estimated that 7 out of 10 people have unclaimed money that they don't know about? That is an AMAZING 70%! How would you like a business where people placed their valuables with you but only 30% of them ever came to claim their property later? That would be a very desirable business venture wouldn't it? Well it is also estimated that these government agencies are now holders of over $1 TRILLION dollars of unclaimed money and unclaimed property. Have you already been a victim of this practice? Has a present or deceased family member been a victim of this unclaimed money and unclaimed property practice? Do you have unclaimed money owed to you? Don't delay and find out today because the truth of the matter is that most of the people that are reading this article already have money owed to them, or they will have money owed to them in the future. The key is knowing all of the places to look.

Sabtu, 17 Maret 2012

Philippines dating service for Filipino singles and Filipina personals

There are some free Philippines dating services and pay Philippines dating sites online these days. We know that Philippines dating services are so popular these days. Philippines girls and Philippines women are the most beautiful girls on the planet. Philippines singles online should join free Philippines dating services in Philippines or others to find their special Philippines girls and Philippines women for dating, love, and romance. If you are ready to meet that special someone online, you can check out free Philippines dating services, where you can browse profiles of quality free Filipino singles like yourself for free. It takes time to find that special someone so you might consider joining more than one of these free Filipino dating services to increase your chances to find your future Philippines soul mate. There are some of quality free Philippines dating sites on the Internet these days so you have to select the one that you trust at most. Seeking soul mates who are interested in you is not easy. Our mission is to provide the best free Philippines dating service for singles who seek each other online. Most people place their personal profile on Philippines dating websites are to have one purpose, looking for a right single Philippines man or single Philippines woman for love and romance. They sometimes do not post their personal profiles on Philippines dating services effectively.

We suggest that you visit at least some famous free Filipino dating sites then post your profiles with photos of yourself. Search for at least 10 Philippines singles from these free Philippines dating sites who have the same interests as you, then contact them all. This way increases your chances to get response from two or three singles. Also, you should go back to your profile to review and update your personal ads weekly. These Philippines dating services have newest members every minute or two so you can contact them as quickly as possible. Contact new profiles have more chances than old profiles. They try to bring you the most fun and convenient ways about Philippines dating advice and dating tips so you can use on your own profiles.

If you are new to free Philippines dating services, then you should pay attention to terms of service (tos) at these Philippines dating services. Some Philippines dating sites claim they are free but will charge you membership fee for contacting other members. Some Philippines dating services offer 100% free to help Philippines singles locally and around the world for relationships and marriage. You will never miss the change meeting and dating Philippines singles of your choice and our free Filipino dating site assures that you get the most top dating experience ever. Most Philippines dating service does not allow under 18 years old members and this is their legal term of use their free Philippines dating websites. Placing your personal ad now at the Philippines dating service and you never know what or who you might find. 

In conclusion, you need to at least search for some free Filipino dating services on Google or Yahoo. You can use keywords such as free Philippines dating, free Philippines dating service and search on either Google or Yahoo, and go through about three pages to find the best Philippines dating sites. Then, register your profile and start contacting other members. Good luck to you and we hope you have a good day.

Jumat, 16 Maret 2012

How To Choose A Lift Chair

Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s, arthritis and other mobility limiting conditions trouble your loved ones. Being in one of these situations trouble them. It makes them feel useless and dependent on other people. They also sense that they have lost their vigor and free will. As a result they pity themselves.

In today’s modern world, mobility is an advantage. Thus, to bring confidence back to your loved one’s being, give them something that can help them live a life even with their disability or limitations. A quality lift chair for one is a great aid.

People who are suffering from knee and hip problems brought about by accidents, muscular weakness and other disabilities also need a lift chair. A lift chair can help them get up from a sitting position and back. Having a lift chair around gives them the opportunity to enjoy a normal life.

Caregivers, on the other hand, use lift chairs in order to take their patients in and out of their seats. An automatic lift chair can help them carry out their job easily and effectively. Said lift chair will also benefit the patients. The usual way of carrying them might give them sore. In using a lift chair, they will not likely get it.

Lift chairs come in different colors, styles, features and functions. A first sight, a lift chair may bear a resemblance to normal upholstered chairs. It may look like a recliner, couch, sofa or an ordinary chair.

With the wide-selection of lift chairs available in the market today, perhaps your next query is how to choose the right lift chair? To help you decide, here are some of the pointers that you can consider:

1. Consider the would-be user. When you are purchasing something for a person, think of his needs and wants. Choose the most appropriate thing that will best benefit him.

In connection with lift chairs, consider whether the would-be user needs an automatic lift chair or not. Ask yourself: Is his condition critical to necessitate subtle materials and powerful equipments?

Can a lift chair carry his weight? Be sure that these queries are answered. Most chairs carry 375lbs to 450lbs.

Moreover, good knowledge and familiarity with the patient is a must to attain a good purchasing decision.

2. Examine the materials. The materials of the chair should also be considered. Patients may have sensitive skin and fabric and fur can cause them skin irritations. Leather, on the other hand, can give them unfavorable skin conditions.

3. The measurement of the chair matters. The size and height of the lift chair must match its user. If the chair is too small or too huge, the user will likely feel uncomfortable. Seat depth and width is are also vital to user’s comfort.

4. Convenience. Convenience is one reason why you are purchasing this kind of chair. Thus, convenience must be attained.

If need be, you can purchase an automatic, 2 or 3 position, plugged or battery-operated lift chairs. There are also manufacturers that incorporate massage units and heating apparatus. You can install them too.

5. Fair Warranty. Most manufacturers give a 3 to 4 year warranty to the chair’s parts. Be sure to have them so that it will be easy for you to replace the chair if it turns out to be defective or unsatisfactory.

6. Price. Never sacrifice quality over price. Nonetheless, if you can get a quality lift chair at an affordable price, it will be better.

Lift chairs are invented to make life a little easier. Take advantage of them!

Kamis, 15 Maret 2012

Modern Technology Makes People Accepting of Elective LASIK Surgery

Welcome to the 21st century where, thanks to modern increased tech, patients can have just about any cosmetic operation done the way they want, with very little inconvenience. And with people's disposable income growing, more and more elective procedures are being done these days, especially to help people stay young. Thanks to cosmetic operations, paients can look young, and thanks to procedures such as LASIK, people can function "young" (i.e., keep their youthful vision). Many of these surgerys offer a fast, outpatient surgery and a quick recovery that normally lasts no more than a few days. What's more, even though some of these surgeries are invasive, polls show that many people are much more willing to undergo an invasive operation.

So who performs most cosmetic surgerys? Whether you're thinking of LASIK, PRK or IntraLase, or some other cosmetic surgery, it's wise to work with someone who is recognized as competent in his field. Some studies show that most patients have a strong desire to have their operation done by a skilled doctor with a lot of experience and training in the field they work in. A small minority of patients have their cosmetic surgery done by a general medical doctor, however the vast majority are done by doctors. Furthermore, there is an increasing number of technicians who are now doing complex procedures.

A technician? Is this safe? it depends. There are some procedures that are fairly simple with a low risk factor. With these procedures, it's probably safe for the patient to be treated by a technician. But in the event of an invasive procedure such as LASIK, you should only rely on an experienced, competent professional in this field. He should be a physician and she should be up-to-date on all the latest methods and technology. Preferably, you should look for somebody who has done at lest 500 similar procedures during the past year.

In looking at a doctor's credentials, there are several questions you should ask. First, ask candidly if he or she has any valid or previous malpractice suits against him. Also, ask what area they consider their specialties. If anything sends up a red flag in your mind, you should look elsewhere for your surgery. It's important that you follow the facts and also follow your gut. This is important for both your health and your appearance.

The chances of you running into complications are largely related to the skill level of the surgeon you get to do the procedure. If the doctor you select has done hundreds of LASIK procedures successfully, you have a much greater chance of having success with your own LASIK operation. Conversely, if you go with an MD with little experience in the field, simply to save your funds, you run a greater risk of experiencing some complications following the procedure.

Remember: This is not a field where you should bargain shop. In the area of elective operations, you almost always get what you pay for. So look first at the doctor's credentials. Then if the procedure seems too expensive, talk bout what financing options are available to you.

Rabu, 14 Maret 2012

One Child's Death Is One Too Many- Preventing Backovers In America's Driveways

Vehicle backover injuries and deaths occur when someone, without a driver's knowledge or awareness, is positioned behind a vehicle as the driver is backing out of a driveway or other parking spot. Most victims of backovers are children and the elderly. To add to the tragedy of backover injuries and deaths, the driver is often a relative or neighbor-or even the mother or father of the victim.

Since most of these heartbreaking incidents occur in private driveways rather than on the road, they are not typically included in traffic-crash fatality data. Therefore, experts often don't agree on the exact number of children and others injured or killed in backover incidents each year. But even one child who dies from a backover incident is one too many. Awareness and understanding of the problem are the first steps toward reducing the risk of backover deaths.

All Vehicles Have Blind Spots

In the case of a backover incident, the blind spot is the place behind your vehicle that you cannot see in the rear or side view mirror-or even by craning your neck out the driver's side window. Generally speaking, the larger the vehicle, the larger the blind spot. Blind spots for shorter drivers tend to be significantly larger as well. In addition, the elevation of the driver's seat, the shape of a vehicle's windows and mirrors, and the slope of a driveway can affect the size of the blind spot behind a vehicle.

Technologies and Backover

At this time, no technology on the market is considered by experts to be foolproof in preventing backover incidents. Even if an accurate preventive technology is developed, it's important to remember that no technology alone can protect your children. Keeping your children safe from a backover tragedy requires education, supervision and vigilance. Safety experts recommend the following tips to help parents reduce the risk of backover incidents.

Safety Tips for Parents

• Ensure your children are properly supervised at all times, especially wherever motor vehicles might be present.

• Teach children not to play in, under or around vehicles-ever.

• Always assume children could be present and carefully check the street, driveway and area around your vehicle before backing out.

• Avoid making your driveway a "playground." If you do allow children in this area, make sure that it's only when there are no vehicles present. To further protect children who may be outside playing, separate the driveway from the roadway with a physical barrier to prevent any cars from entering.

• To prevent curious children from ever putting a vehicle in gear, never leave vehicles running, and keep all vehicles, even those in driveways and garages, locked up tight.

• When backing up, always know where all children are and have them stay in your full view and well away from your vehicle.

• Look behind you as you back out S-L-O-W-L-Y with your windows rolled down to listen for children who may have dashed behind your vehicle suddenly-and be prepared to stop!

• If you're driving an SUV or truck, remember that the blind spot behind your vehicle can be especially large: Use extreme care whenever you back up.

Finally, talk with neighborhood parents about backover incidents and ask them to teach their children not to play in or around any vehicle or driveway. By working together to promote awareness and protective home and neighborhood environments, we can help to keep all our children safe.

Selasa, 13 Maret 2012

How I spent my Vacation in Amsterdam

During the vacation I got to see many of the wonders that Amsterdam has to offer. One of the first things I went to see was the Van Gogh Museum. Having just gotten off the plane I was tired, but some of his art is just amazing to see, and I did not want to wait to see them.

After going to the museum I headed into the city center to look around, maybe do some shopping and get some food.

I had herd many things about Amsterdam and just thought that many of them were blow out of proportion, well I am here to tell you that they are all true. The first thing that hits you is the strong smell of Marijuana, and then you start to see the almost completely naked girls in the windows.

As if the prostitutes in the windows were not enough there are live sex shows and sex shops selling every imaginable sex toy known to man on every street, but this was not what interested me.

Then as I continued walking around I started to notice something besides pot, and naked females, I saw casinos.

I grew up in New Jersey, just about 2 hours from Atlantic City, and after my 18th birthday I spend a good amount of time in the casinos. So I decided to go in and check some of them out.

Well I wound up spending most of the rest of my time in those casinos. The first one I went to was Video Gaming machines only, but they had video poker, video blackjack and Video Slot machines as well, I did not really do well her in this place so I only spent about an hour, and about 100 Euro, then left.

The next place I found was a nicer place. Unlike in New Jersey, in these casinos people are dressed up in their nice clothes instead of jeans, sneakers and T-Shirts. This casino had actual table games so I tried to play some Blackjack, but there was a player at the table that either had no idea on how to play or he was somehow involved in cheating with another player, but I am inclined to think he just did not know how to play blackjack.

So I started playing at the Roulette table, and I was doing really well, at one point I was up about 400 Euro before I started losing. So I decided to leave this casino and go walking around for a while.

The next day I found myself in another casino, and I decided to see if my luck was back, I went to a slot machine and put in some money and on the third spin I won another 200 Euro, so feeling lucky I decided to enter the poker room, and that is when things got really interesting. I got into a game and boy were these guys good, but I was winning just as much as I was losing, and in the end I may have even walked away with a few Euros more then when I walked in.

After playing for about 5 hours I decided to go outside and walk around a bit to stretch my legs. I would up deciding to sit down and have a cup of coffee, but I did not know the difference between a coffee shop and a caf?.

In Amsterdam a caf? is a place to sit and have a coffee, but a coffee shop is a place to purchase and smoke Marijuana. So as I was sitting there drinking my coffee I noticed several people rolling joints. Now I have herd about this and I hade smelled plenty of pot while I was there, but I did not realize it was sold out in the open like this. So I decided to buy some pot and try it.

I went to the counter where I saw others buying their weed and the guy behind the counter was very nice and showed me a menu of what they had for sale. I wound up buying a joint of white widow. The man behind the counter told me his was very strong stuff, but I was not prepared for this.

I managed to smoke about half of the joint, before I was hit with this feeling. I have been a drinker for many years, but even in my college days I was never out of my head like this.

Eventually I managed to get out of there and get some fresh air, and some waffles. I decided, this was the time to back into the casino and win my money back, and in the end I lost another 600 Euro, and wound up falling off my chair in the casino and needed to be helped out.

So if you are going to be going to Amsterdam, be careful the grass is really strong.

Senin, 12 Maret 2012

How to House a Successful Online Business

It is worth taking the time to make your site more search engine friendly, because it will bring you profit and appropriate exposure. Here are some simple advices on building successful web site for your online business.

How to build search engine friendly website? You can find plenty material when browsing the Internet, but a good foundation cannot sabotage your online initiative. A search engine friendly site is not just beneficial for top ranking in the search engines, but also helps to attract customers, thus getting business for you.

Before designing a site, make sure you have got a good domain name. The Domain name is your URL or Universal Resource Locator as in what a person types into the search engine bar like and others. Hypothetically, if your business is related to something like ruleta then it is good to have the word "ruleta" included into the domain name separated by dashes from other words or numbers. Generic domain names may help in search engine listing. It will be easier to find the sequence of words within a domain name directly related to the main idea of your business.

Make your site content based with at least two hundred words holding clear information of your products, services and business. This will help your potential customer to know about you and get some information on products they require. Apart from verbal description, you might use web design attributes to underline your point. Please do not startle the visitor of your web site with blinking texts, shocking colors and confusing animations on the web pages. The website must have a clean look so that the web visitor will feel relaxed to get all relevant information about your services, otherwise, he will shut it down within a minutes.

Keep the site simple and easy to navigate. Complicated navigation will confuse the visitors. The navigation must be user-friendly and easily understood by the visitors. If you search through search engine results, you will find all the top ranking websites are optimized properly. These optimized websites make their presence felt in the search engines by making their site user friendly with good navigation, content texts, and Meta tags relevant to their websites, and having proper placed images. Why shouldn't you use such simple tool like navigation at your favorite?

News relevant to your site is also a great way to bring in traffic. Many people nowadays get their news online and not just world news. Maybe someone wants to read about the gambling bill that was passed in congress recently to ban money transfers to and from online casinos, a great advantage to having news on your page is that if it is well written piece of writing, other news sources like Yahoo and Google may take your masterpiece and put a link to it from their site. This would give you thousands of hits, and that is the goal.

While designing your website, the most important thing to remember your website is not to trick search engines by adding hidden texts or hidden links, irrelevant keywords or text, or very small text which is hardly visible for human eyes. Google usually punishes these websites by giving them low rank or sometimes removing them forever.

If you incorporate all these tips when building your website I can guarantee it will make your job much easier, no one wants to build a site and then find out they need to star over from scratch, because every day offline is potential money lost.

Use the above suggestions and utilize them into your company website in order to guarantee you stop losing money that you could be making.

Minggu, 11 Maret 2012

How to House a Successful Online Business

It is worth taking the time to make your site more search engine friendly, because it will bring you profit and appropriate exposure. Here are some simple advices on building successful web site for your online business.

How to build search engine friendly website? You can find plenty material when browsing the Internet, but a good foundation cannot sabotage your online initiative. A search engine friendly site is not just beneficial for top ranking in the search engines, but also helps to attract customers, thus getting business for you.

Before designing a site, make sure you have got a good domain name. The Domain name is your URL or Universal Resource Locator as in what a person types into the search engine bar like and others. Hypothetically, if your business is related to something like ruleta then it is good to have the word "ruleta" included into the domain name separated by dashes from other words or numbers. Generic domain names may help in search engine listing. It will be easier to find the sequence of words within a domain name directly related to the main idea of your business.

Make your site content based with at least two hundred words holding clear information of your products, services and business. This will help your potential customer to know about you and get some information on products they require. Apart from verbal description, you might use web design attributes to underline your point. Please do not startle the visitor of your web site with blinking texts, shocking colors and confusing animations on the web pages. The website must have a clean look so that the web visitor will feel relaxed to get all relevant information about your services, otherwise, he will shut it down within a minutes.

Keep the site simple and easy to navigate. Complicated navigation will confuse the visitors. The navigation must be user-friendly and easily understood by the visitors. If you search through search engine results, you will find all the top ranking websites are optimized properly. These optimized websites make their presence felt in the search engines by making their site user friendly with good navigation, content texts, and Meta tags relevant to their websites, and having proper placed images. Why shouldn't you use such simple tool like navigation at your favorite?

News relevant to your site is also a great way to bring in traffic. Many people nowadays get their news online and not just world news. Maybe someone wants to read about the gambling bill that was passed in congress recently to ban money transfers to and from online casinos, a great advantage to having news on your page is that if it is well written piece of writing, other news sources like Yahoo and Google may take your masterpiece and put a link to it from their site. This would give you thousands of hits, and that is the goal.

While designing your website, the most important thing to remember your website is not to trick search engines by adding hidden texts or hidden links, irrelevant keywords or text, or very small text which is hardly visible for human eyes. Google usually punishes these websites by giving them low rank or sometimes removing them forever.

If you incorporate all these tips when building your website I can guarantee it will make your job much easier, no one wants to build a site and then find out they need to star over from scratch, because every day offline is potential money lost.

Use the above suggestions and utilize them into your company website in order to guarantee you stop losing money that you could be making.

Sabtu, 10 Maret 2012

Las Vegas: Top 5 Rooms in Las Vegas

If you want to experience live poker action at the gambling Mecca of the world, here is a guide to the top poker rooms in Las Vegas. You can read here updated info on each of the recommended Las Vegas poker rooms including their game variety, limits and tournaments.

1) Bellagio Casino and Hotel
If you want to experience Las Vegas poker action and hang out with pros, the Bellagio is the casino for you. It is one of the classiest poker rooms available in Las Vegas. It is so popular that you might find yourself spending over an hour at the waiting list and then find yourself stuck with a bunch of enthusiastic amateurs.

The games offered are Texas Holdem, Omaha and stud games, and you can also join one of the tournaments, but note that this involves playing No Limit Holdem. As for the table limits for the regular games, these are as follows:
a) Limit Holdem: 4/8, 8/16, 15/30, 30/60, 60/120, 75/150 dollars and up.
b) No Limit Holdem: 200 dollars buy ins with 2/5 dollars blinds.
c) Omaha: 6/12, 15/30, 20/40, 30/60, 50/100 dollars and up.
d) Stud Poker: 1/5, 4/8, 8/16, 30/60, 75/150 dollars and up.

2) Mirage Las Vegas
If you are tired of waiting for a table at Bellagio, the poker rooms at the Mirage can be an acceptable alternative. It resembles Bellagio's with its luxurious atmosphere, variety of games and its huge popularity among pros as well as tourists.

The games offered are Texas Holdem and Omaha, Stud and as the Bellagio, playing in a tournament means getting involved with No Limit Texas Holdem. As for the limits of each table in a regular game, they are:
a) Limit Holdem: 3/6, 6/12, 10/20, 20/40, 40/80 dollars.
b) No Limit Holdem: between 100 and 500 dollars buy ins with 2/5 dollars blinds.
c) Omaha: 5/10 dollars.
d) Stud Poker: 1/5, 5/10.

3) Excalibur Las Vegas
If you want to play in a less stressful environment, check out the poker room at the Excalibur casino. You can play spread limit Holdem with the lowest limits available on the Strip and enjoy beginners friendly rules such as limitation on three raises. The room has been renovated recently and the poker tables and seats are very comfortable.

At the Excalibur, you can play Texas Holdem or 7 Card Stud, and the limits are slightly lower:
a) Limit Holdem: 1/3, 2/6 dollars.
b) No Limit Holdem: 100 dollars buy ins with 1/3 dollars blinds.
c) 7 Card Stud: 1/5 dollars and up.

4) Binions' Horseshoe Hotel and Casino
If you want to play at the same room where the first WSOP took place, you must visit Binions' poker room. Although the casino has been renovated and went through many changes since the days of Nick the Greek, the ghosts of the past still haunt the place, but in a good way.

Here too you can play Texas Holdem, No Limit Holdem in their own tournament, Omaha and Stud games for the following limits:
a) Limit Holdem: 2/4, 4/8, 10/20 dollars.
b) No Limit Holdem: 100 dollars minimum buy ins with 1/2 dollars blinds.
c) Omaha: 4/8 dollars.
d) Stud Poker: 1/5.

5) Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino
If you want to follow in the steps of the 2006 WSOP champions, check out the Rio poker room. You might be surprised from the size and the small variety of games, but the thought of sharing the same location with contemporary gaming legends adds a certain appeal to it.

Other than taking part in the tournament where you can participate in some No Limit Holdem, you can pick from Texas Holdem, 7 Card Stud, Omaha or a few other variations according to what players request. The limits are as follows:
a) Limit Holdem: 2/4, 3/6, 4/8 dollars.
b) No Limit Holdem: 100 dollars minimum buy ins with 2/5 dollars blinds.

Jumat, 09 Maret 2012

Mudarse a Otro Pais

Si te mudas a otro país o ciudad, sea cual fuera la razón, trabajo, situación económica, familia, novio, novia, cambio de aire; todas las razones llegan a ser insuficientes pero necesarias a la hora de adaptarse.

Adaptarse a una nueva cultura, idioma, ambiente, clima, reglas sociales, y estilo de vida es muy duro y al mismo tiempo interesante. En mi caso personal, cuando me mude de país fue porque mi familia lo decidió hacer, no seguí mis necesidades ya que era demasiado chica para seguir mi propio camino y demasiado grande para depender de sus decisiones. Sin embargo seguí las decisiones de mi familia.

Al principio de mi llegada, decidí tomarme todo fácilmente como si fuera irreal, ya que era muy duro enfrentar la realidad de que me aleje de mi vida, que deje todo lo que tenia atrás.

Decidí entonces que todo seria una gran vacación. Junto con el clima era caluroso, vivía cerca de la playa lo cual en mi país no lo tenía entonces mi vida seria un cuento total. A lo largo de los meses, no hacia mas nada que salir, comprar, conocer gente y divertirme sin ningún propósito de lo que iba a pasar en mi futuro.

Luego de unos meses conocí a un chico que creía que cumplía con todas mis expectativas de hombre ideal. Popular, atractivo, simpático, deportista y demás. Comenzamos a salir y creía que era el sueño de mi vida hecho realidad, ¿Qué podía ser mas perfecto que eso?

La realidad me cayo de golpe cuando me di cuenta que nada de lo que creía tan perfecto era así, sino una idealización de eso. Mi plata se me iba disminuyendo poco a poco, el novio perfecto no eran perfecto ni mucho menos sino que solo quería demostrarlo ser, y traía consigo más complicaciones y dilemas que me llevarían a sufrir en la relación. Mis alrededores no me satisfacían como yo pensaba que iban a hacerlo, pero decidí que debía intentarlo igual ya que todo parecía perfecto y no lo quería arruinar.

Luego vino el invierno y comencé lo que había planeado antes de mi llegada: estudiar moda y convertirme en una súper diseñadora. Sin embargo me encontré con un lugar lleno de gente que creía ser demasiado rara y competitiva, sin nada de ganas de socializar ni conocer a alguien nuevo. La presión de ser aceptado a la escuela de arte y ganar la simpatía de los profesores era mayor que otra cosa.

Me encontré en situaciones difíciles como en una clase de moldes, tratando de hacer una pollera que me llevaría hacer un día entero solo el molde. Ahí me di cuenta que lo que necesitaba era estudiar en un idioma que me era cómodo, con gente parecida a mi con ganas de disfrutar la época universitaria y aprender pero con un propósito mas profundo que llenara mi alma.

Luego de un tiempo pensé y pensé que todo lo que creía necesario para mi felicidad en realidad no me satisfacía y no entendía mis sentimientos y descontento. Mi familia tampoco lo entendía. La verdad es que hay gente que sabe encontrar lo que busca más fácil que otra. Pueden seguir su propio instinto sin importar lo que dirán los demás, si aceptan o no. Hay otra, que les es más difícil y necesitan demostrar a los demás que logran lo que se proponen, sin saber si realmente lo desean.

En fin, mudarse de país es algo muy complicado que también tiene cosas positivas. Ayuda a abrir la cabeza y darse cuenta que uno no esta solo, que hay mucha gente diferente aparte de lo que uno creía único, que las culturas son diferentes y parecidas en muchos aspectos, que a pesar de que uno intente adaptarse a algo nuevo, en el fondo es importante mantener nuestra identidad. Debes seguir tus sentimientos siempre, porque tu solo sabes lo que es bueno para ti.

Kamis, 08 Maret 2012

Questions To Ask Your Employer Before A Bird Flu Pandemic

Bird flu? Have you heard of it? You have probably been hearing more about it in the news lately. What is it and why should you be worried about it? Avian influenza affects poultry and wild game birds. It has been mainly in Southeast Asia but is spreading to other countries. Since 2003 160 people worldwide have become ill and about 82 have died. It is deadly to poultry and can be lethal in humans as well. The people who have contacted bird flu have been in close contact with infected birds. At this time it is not transmitted by human-to-human contact. But scientists fear, and health experts agree, that it is only a matter of time that the virus will change into a form that can be easily passed from person to person. When that happens there will be an increased risk of a worldwide pandemic.

We will not have immunity to this form of the flu and it can be deadly. It may be similar to the 1918 flu that killed 40-50 million people around the world. If it starts to spread, life as we know it will change. Millions will become ill and millions will die around the world. This flu could last for months at a time and up to three years. More than likely schools and businesses would be closed, public events canceled, transportation shut down and travel severely limited. Meaning your only choice is to stay home with your family.

Your business or company may have anywhere from 30-60% of the employees out sick, or out to take care of ill family members.

A bird flu pandemic could last for weeks or months at a time. You may be out of work for several months. You may want to start taking some measures now so you are prepared for being out of work and loss of income.

You need to ask your employer how they will be handling a pandemic crisis. What will their policies be? How are they going to provide a healthy work environment so that it will minimize the spread of the flu? How is your health insurance? Does it need to be updated? Will they offer additional sick time or paid leave of absence? Can you get a wage or salary advance or partial advance? Who will fill in for you, if you are out sick or need to stay home with family members who are ill? Are your co-workers crossed trained? What happens if you need to stay home with your children because schools are closed? Can your business run with 50% of employees out sick? What happens if the business needs to shut down completely? How do they plan on communicating with employees who are at home? Are there options for working at home? What if you need to leave the area to go somewhere safer? Will you have a job when you return? These are the type of questions you need to start asking today before a bird flu pandemic.

You will want to make copies of your employment agreements, health and life insurance policies and other employee documents including investment plans, stock options and other benefits. If we enter a pandemic and you need to stay home and be out of work for several months, you may want to consider tapping into any investment plans to find available cash to carry you through. A global influenza pandemic will have catastrophic consequences worldwide that will affect your business, career, investments, home, family and community. Stay informed about the bird flu and start planning for a possible pandemic.

Put The "I" In America's 400th Anniversary

It was nearly four centuries ago that three small ships, battling the roaring waves and turbulence of the Atlantic Ocean, carried 104 intrepid adventurers from Blackwall, England, to the shores of Virginia and what the Europeans called the "New World." Here, on the banks of the James River, they established Jamestown as the first permanent English settlement in the Americas in 1607. America's 400th Anniversary commemorates their historic journey- the journey that changed the world-and the legacies on which our nation was founded. From local festivals to international summits, 2006 and 2007 will be filled with activities commemorating this pivotal moment in world history.

Despite disease, famine, and on-and-off conflicts with the native Algonquians, the colony grew steadily and prospered, with three major developments in the Jamestown settlement that remain its enduring legacies:

• Representative government-the first democratically elected assembly in the New World convened in the Jamestown church on July 30, 1619. The democratic institutions governing us today have their roots in this first assembly.

• Cultural diversity-Jamestown brought together three cultures from three continents-Virginia Indians, Europeans and Africans-creating a tradition of multicultural society that continues to shape our lives today.

• Free enterprise-The Virginia Company was first and foremost an economic enterprise, chartered by King James I to settle Virginia and create wealth. By contrast, the Pilgrims who settled Massachusetts 13 years later came primarily for religious freedom.

As America commemorates the 400th Anniversary of its birthplace, you too can participate in commemorating that first journey across the Atlantic-the journey that changed the world. There are several ways to do this:

• Visit. Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum operated by the State of Virginia, and Historic Jamestowne, site of the original fort, is operated by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. Together, these sites provide complementary experiences that transport you to a time when the seeds of our nation were being planted. Along with Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown is part of America's Historic Triangle, a 23-mile-long area encompassing three of the most important sites in early American history. The venues will play starring roles throughout the commemoration as the events and programs that encompass America's 400th Anniversary unfold.

• Plant. No matter where you live, you and your family can plant an Anniversary Garden, creating a living, growing commemoration in your own yard and community. As you do this, you will continue the legacies of Jamestown, planting the seeds of promise and hope for the next generation. Plant lists and suggested garden layouts are available online.

• Learn. Tune in to "Jamestown Live" on November 9, when an "electronic classroom" will be created for students to experience the story of America's birth. "Jamestown Live" will be broadcast live from Jamestown Settlement museum and Historic Jamestowne.

• Reflect. The legacies of Jamestown impact modern American society every day. When you read the newspaper, participate in a PTA or school board meeting, or vote on issues important to you, take time to reflect on our shared responsibility to continue the legacies of Jamestown. The original settlers were on the "journey that changed the world"; each one of us can embrace this opportunity to continue that historic journey into a better tomorrow.

Rabu, 07 Maret 2012

How To Write Headlines that Get Your Dating Profile Noticed.

Copyright 2006 Jayne Parke

In order for you to get other online daters to stop and read your profile you need to create an attention grabbing opening line, often referred to as a tagline or headline.

Do not underestimate the importance of having a headline. Besides your photo, it is one of the main factors in determining whether another dater will give your profile a second look.

Studies show that if online daters don't find anything to attract their attention in around 10 seconds or less, they move on to something else.

You probably do the same, we all do. Just think about this for a minute: When you read the newspaper or magazine, what draws your attention to a particular article or feature? Yes it's the headline. Its the headline that causes you to either keep reading or move on to another story or article.

Now you may not be consciously aware of this, but your mind filters out information that's not relevant to you, and at the same time you are drawn into information that is relevant and appealing. You are actually drawn in or away by the headline.

Which means your headline has just one job: To stop your reader in their tracks, and force them to read the second sentence of your ad.

There are two ways to apply this simple principle to your profile headline:

1. Using Self Interest Headlines - This type of Headline focuses on benefits that will interest the reader. It telegraphs the benefits that they will receive if they stick around. It is also very effective.

Online daters tend to scan through profile headlines and are only drawn to the ones that offer them a benefit of some sort. Understand that one of the things going through the readers mind is: "what in it for me?" If you can answer that question for them in your headline you will have grabbed their interest. So offer benefits, appeal to your readers desires and emotions and offer to fulfill their needs in your headline.

By doing this you will be able to bypass their mental filtering systems and get their full attention!

2. Using Curiosity Headlines – This type of headline arouses the readers’ curiosity so they are compelled to read further. Asking intriguing questions is a great way for you to achieve this and draw them in. Curiosity is one of the strongest emotive incentives. You should use it, and use it wisely.

When you arouse your readers curiosity, they will be compelled to read further into your profile. If you write with passion and emotion your readers will feel it to. Try to create the exact energy of what you want.

A great headline is not always about you. Remember this; your readers won’t really give a damn about exactly what you are looking for or how tall or blonde you are unless it gratifies them to do so. You want to give them instant gratification. Give it to them with your headline.

A powerful headline takes advantage of your readers curiosity. Appeal to their emotions and watch your responses grow.

Here are a few guidelines on what to avoid.

1. Avoid anything with sexual connotations or innuendos like "sex goddess" or " great in bed"

2. Avoid obvious statements like "looking for true love" or "looking for soul-mate"

3. Avoid anything un-imaginative like "hi, I'm Gemma" or "hello, my name is Wayne"

4. Avoid pleading headlines like "please read my profile" or "please don't ignore me"

5. Avoid anything negative like "losers don't apply" or "no liars please"

When you take the above guidelines into consideration you will greatly increase the chances of your profile actually getting read!

Never Act Predictably

There exists an understanding among con men, comedians, stage magicians and mind control experts that comes down to a simple axiom.

"Now one can defend against what they can cannot predict."

This is how comedians make you laugh. They allow you to assume one thing and then shock you into laughter with another.

Con men come out of the blue, never telling their mark that they are going to con them and steal their money.

Stage magicians use misdirection that causes their audience to assume one thing while something else entirely is taking place.

Guerilla War of Minds

Mind Control, the covert attempt to influencing others thoughts, is no different. You are required to create a context where the subject will naturally assume what you want them to without ever having to say it overtly. So something that seems to come "out of the blue" can be of great benefit.

There are two benefits to this strategy. First, it will aid the subject to draw their own conclusion. Second, it will stop them from making their usual assumptions and create what is called in NLP a "pattern interrupt".

Pattern Interrupt

Think about all the things that you do that are habitual, a handshake, opening a door, reacting to something pleasant or disturbing. All these are patterns engrained deeply into thought and behavior. When they are interrupted the usual thought process stops. For example you reach to open a door and it's actually locked. Or when you extend your right hand to offer a handshake and the person reaches with his left hand to complete the handshake.

In each of these cases we are brought from our usual pattern to one that does not match our expectations.

Creating Mystery

Doing this well on a regular basis in various subtle and not- so-subtle ways will elicit several types of responses from people. The most general response is that they will separate you from the norm of people that they experience, but that happens with crazy and annoying people all the time. The key here is to do it in a way that envelops you in a sense of mystery. Having that sense of mystery combined with a supreme sense of confidence creates a unique attraction from those you wish to effect. Think about it, there is something mysterious and comforting about you. That's a nice combination.

How do you do that?

* Work outside others experience. You can do this alluding to things that you know but that are secret. Saying with a kind smile "I don't think I know you well enough." will create the proper patter interrupt and make them more open to you.

* Unfold the extraordinary from the ordinary. Describe ordinary things as if there is something much deeper within them. An ash tray can be symbolism for how we burn away the things that don't help us. A doorway represent stepping into a new awareness. A room can represent a special place with the mind where we hold our deeper thoughts.

* Act crazy. This should be done infrequently but can have a dramatic effect if the person has a strong rapport with and you set the context of your "craziness" as being very personal and serious. When the "craziness" is complete act as if nothing happened. This may risk shocking the person into fear or bind them closer to you in trust so caution must be taken.

* Keep moving. Don't rest on your laurels. Continue to think of subtle ways to interrupt peoples consistent more thinking. Humor will be one of your best allies here because itis the most socially acceptable form of pattern interrupt.

The best way to "rise above" in this manner is to present everything that usual to their experience and nothing that is ordinarily.