Sunday, November 17, 2013

Photo Gift Ideas To Brighten Up The Celebration

Gifts are given on many occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and holidays. The best and most memorable photo gift ideas should mean something to both the giver and the recipient. It is difficult to get more personal than by incorporating a photo into a gift.

Easy Skirt Tutorial

Are you in the mood to make a skirt, but don't have a skirt pattern handy? Do you have some extra fabric lying around, and can't think of anything to do with it? Or are you just looking for a simple sewing project to keep you occupied for a few hours? If your answer to any of these questions is "yes," try this easy skirt tutorial on for size.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

To Make Something Weak You Must First Make It Strong As the Chinese Proverb Goes

We've all seen how people have won the lottery, come into huge amounts of money, and looked as if their financial freedom had finally been assured, and that nothing could ever knock them off their pedestal again. And yet, within a few years they are either dead or broke. Do you ever wonder why that is? Well, I'd like to refer to an old Chinese proverb which goes something like this; "to make something weak you must first make it strong." Okay so let's talk a little bit about this concept.

The Internet and Network Marketing

There is nothing like being able to run a business with just a laptop and a cell phone. To me This is what being an entrepreneur is all about. The freedom of being able to travel while running a business is priceless to me.

Get a Close Look at Animals on Your Next Family Vacation

A great family vacation can involve a trip to see a variety of animals and even insects. No matter the ages of your kids, they will likely be able to find some creature that captures their attention. The best part is this kind of attraction is educational, and it often does not even feel that way to children. For this reason, instead of requiring your kids to read books to learn about animals of any kind, you should consider a trip that will give them a memorable experience.

Why You Need a Default Grocery Store List On Your Smart Phone

The other day, I was talking to an acquaintance of mine about the mind and how the memory works. You see, it seems that there are certain things that we do by rote memorization, things that we have committed to our memory due to high repetition. This can be both good and bad, and I'd like to give you an example of one which is both good and bad. It has to do with your grocery store shopping list. Okay so let's talk.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Find Out What Children's Activities Your Local Zoo Offers During Summer

It can be hard to come up with children's activities when you live in a hot climate and it's summer. But in many cases, a trip to your local zoo can solve this issue because the employees there tend to be prepared to entertain kids of all ages. Get an idea of some of the things your youngsters might enjoy at zoos near you, even when it is hot outside.

Richard Halliburton

Richard Halliburton, born in January 1900 with a disdain for the status-quo and an ingrained refusal to travel the well-worn path of conventional life. One of Halliburton's more shameless achievements took place in 1928 in Panama. He registered himself as a ship and swam the length of the Panama Canal; taking 10 days to pass through all three sets of locks and setting the record for paying the lowest canal toll of 36 cents in the process, a record which still stands today.

I Appreciate Art Just Fine - Why Must I Take This Class to Graduate?

Not so long ago an acquaintance lamented that my nonprofit endeavors were nice, but I lacked interest in the arts. Well, I was certainly taken aback, mostly because it isn't so, however I can see where someone might get that opinion from my public profile. Maybe this is a wake-up call to me and to others to allow some of those interests a space of their own so folks do not misinterpret a personal character void if you well.

Belly Dancing - The Ultimate in Entertainment!

Belly dancing traces its roots back through the centuries in the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Europe. It was introduced to Western Europe, Australia and North America over 100 years ago through world fairs, music halls and films. Ever since then, it has been developing as both a performance style and a physical practice in the western world, as well as in its countries of origin.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Locations Hosting Weddings Need to Accommodate Various Events

If you are looking for a location that allows weddings, you should make sure it is set up to truly meet your needs. Some appealing destinations begin hosting weddings only because a few people suggest the idea, but they may not be as accommodating as you would expect. The location needs to be able to welcome you and your guests to a number of events that involve your wedding.

Top Love Stories From The Movies

While there are many from which to choose, nothing has created interest in love stories better than Hollywood. The movies may use original scripts, those from history or a classic tale to draw attention to stories of romance. While others may disagree, here are a few that make the top list.

Friday, November 8, 2013

The 5 Essentials of Making a Wikipedia Page

You can trace back the history of online encyclopedia to Rick Gates in 1993. Later on Richard Stallman in 1991 proposed an open source concept. Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger formally launched Wikipedia in January 2001 based on the Ward Cunningham 2013 pioneering work on concept and technology. Today, Wikipedia can boast of more than 26 million free articles in 285 languages, generated by over 39 million official members, not to speak of the horde of articles from anonymous contributors.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Wounded Mind

With all the films and graphic gaming visuals available today, people have become so desensitized to violence that they consider it normal, expected and entertaining. When did we reach the point in which the degradation of our own humanity was entertaining? When did we lose touch with shows like the Brady Bunch, the Love Boat and other shows that focused on human relationships. Certainly detective shows have been around a long time, their mystery being the intrigue, the violence in detective/police shows today seems to me, over the top and completely unnecessary. Video games are fostering a real hunger for violence and a disassociation from our human capacity to feel and care for one another.

Voice Artist - 3 Tips To Help You Select One

Are you looking for a voice artist who can give life to your audio or video recordings meant to be broadcast? It is very important that you find the best possible voice talent or else all the effort put into your work will go to waste. If the people watching or listening to your advertisement, documentary or any other program are not convinced that the speaker is from the particular region, then it is very unlikely that they will buy the message.

The Run for Happiness

If there was any one goal that anybody and everybody who has ever walked this earth had, it was to achieve happiness. It is amazing how an indefinable concept which exists purely in the realm of our imagination has so captivated all humankind. The only other parallel perhaps, is religion. Like the Holy Grail, people from time immemorial have been in its pursuit, and barring a very select few, all have failed to realize it on a permanent basis; for those that have, have made it to the pages of Scriptures. True that all of us have experienced happiness as punctuations in our lives, but it was only for a short while at best. This incomplete and temporary realization of the dream has whetted our appetite for more and thus was born the quest for eternal happiness in all of us.

The Importance Of The Tea Caddy - The Original Safe For The Most Valuable Of Commodities

In the late 18th Century the Tea Caddy was an essential accessory for the upper class family. It embodied the allure of quality with the contents of tea that epitomised what was important for social status in British Society: and it literally held it under lock and key. This valuable box was a thing of both beauty and functionality, crafted to reflect ones social status and designed to provide the tools for that all necessary social activity of drinking tea. Tea's origins in Britain and links to the aristocracy can be traced back to when princess Catherine of Braganza (Portugal), when she came to England to marry Charles 11. She brought tea with her and introduced the drink to the London court and it became the drink of the gentry and wealthy. It was initially drunk in coffee houses by businessmen, intellectuals and men of the world. With its growth in popularity it gained a key role within the home with women, sociality and tea parties!

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is becoming a wide-spread epidemic. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12-19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.1, 2 In the December 2008 issue of Time Magazine, they stated the life expectancy of children will be shorter than that of their parents. More and more children are acquiring diseases that have only previously been diagnosed in overweight adults.

Encouraging Kids To Read Classical Literature

In these days of video games and smartphones, today's youths often have no interest in reading classical literature. They believe that if they need to know it for school or for a project, the literary piece will be available on their tablet computer or made into a movie. However, children may not realize the experience that can be had when they read a piece by Shakespeare. They need to be convinced that the effort and time put into reading one of his plays is worthwhile.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Suzani Fabrics Revitalizing Traditions

Suzani is a time-honored embroidered fabric produced in certain central Asian countries like Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. The origin of this name is Persian and it carries a significant cultural importance in Central Asian countries.
The base of suzani fabric is usually cotton although silk base is used too sometimes. The embroidery is done with silk or cotton thread and diverse forms of stitches are used to carve patterns. The patterns include traditional sun, moon disks, flowers, leaves, fruits and birds. These patterns are hand stitched on different panels and in the end these panels are stitched together to form a single piece.

De-Stress With Deep Relaxation

One of the ways to heal the body is to give it complete and total rest. Not for days but for about an hour. Deep relaxation allows your parasympathetic nervous system to balance out, which in turn keeps your body in homeostasis.

Methods To Make Your Own Stickers At Home

Stickers are a fun and inexpensive way to display artwork or to make a statement. They are also a good tool for you to embellish an item or to use for promotion. You can easily make your own stickers by using one of two methods.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Bachelor - A Psychological Study

True Confessions: The Bachelor is one of my all time favorite shows. You can unfriend, delete me, or act like I am dead now, it would be justified. Even Truer Confession: I have been watching The Bachelor since the beginning of the series when I was in high school. Granted, I skipped a few seasons, the first Bachelorette, the old dude, and part of Ben and Jake's seasons, but I have seen a lot of the show. I used to watch the show and think, "Wow! They are so in love. I want that one day." Now I am less naive or more cynical and just think they are in love with fame and Dancing With the Stars contracts.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Daily Pageant - 2nd Edition

Our lead story in this edition is placed in the "human interest" category. So, if you're a mineral or a vegetable you might as well skip this one.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Daily Pageant

One morning several days, weeks, or months ago, as I was lying in bed recovering from the strain of having to brush my teeth and fetch a mug of coffee from the nearby bungalow restaurant, an idea occurred to me. Funny how ideas seem to occur at odd moments, though I'm not complaining, because usually they don't occur at all. If you find yourself waking up on a beautiful tropical beach along the Gulf of Siam, what's there to think about? The brain is an organ of convoluted nerve tissue that is generally better off for being undisturbed by the irritating bramble of ideas. Nevertheless, occasionally, one may crop up that's worth tending.