Central Star Meditation

With all due respect to reiki and to the great pranic master Mr. Virendra Thakkar, I am introducing a very powerful core self-empowerment technique known as Core Star mediation.

Hara lineup

  1. Note the Tan-Tien 1 and ½ inches below the navel in the middle of the body. Feel the power and the Heat there. Feel the heat as in the molten core of the earth, stay concentrated there until it is very hot. Take 10 very slow, deep breaths for a count of 10 to 1, while constantly visualizing the Tan-Tien point.
  2. Be aware of the seat of the soul in your chest 2 1/2 inches below the hollow in your throat. It is not the heart chakra. It is like diffuse light around a candle. The longing of the soul and the song of the soul resides here. When you connect with him, it feels like a lightbulb explodes inside your chest. It has a spherical appearance. Take another series of 10 breaths, counting from 10 to 1, while visualizing the seat of the soul.
  3. Feel the laser line running from the seat of the soul down through the Tan-Tien in the pelvis and into the center of the Earth. Take 10 deep breaths, while concentrating on the core of the earth.
  4. Focus on the laser line that runs through the seat of the soul — Tan Tien — pelvis — center of the Earth. Feel the strength and silence in the room.
  5. Note the point of identification, 2 ½ to 3 feet above your head, ¼ inch in diameter. While visualizing the ball, keep your spine straight, you may hear a high-pitched sound, if your auditory perception is open, this is like the God-Head identification point. Take 10 deep breaths while concentrating on the point of identification. Feel that tiny laser beam [half the size of your little finger] going to the molten core of the earth through the seat of the soul and the Tan Tien.
  6. Feel the power. This is the lineup. This is a bridge between heaven and earth.

Light emerging from the core star

  1. Note the star of the Core 1 and 1/2 inches above the navel. There is the essence of your

– Who are you beyond time, space, longing and desires.

– In this place there is no need, there is no pain, there is no desire, you are simply a creator.

The creative force moves from the core-star through the Soul-seat and Tan-Tien point of identification on the haric level.

Allow the light within your Core star to emerge within every cell of your body, uniting the limbs of your body within the light of your body. That light is the light of your central star, the God within.

Do this where there is

– Pain or illness.

– Anger or fear.

– Suspicion or greed.

-the oblivion

Allow that essence to flow through each layer of the auric field.



6 tips to take your English to the next level

Achieving fluency and clarity in English takes a lot of time and hard work. Students often need at least a year and sometimes years to achieve proficiency in speaking and listening in English. The problem is that most of them quit out of anger and frustration after realizing that further advancement with the language is out of their reach. While it certainly becomes more difficult to move up the ladder to a more advanced or even near-native level, it is still very doable, but it requires a new approach to language learning and of course a lot of patience, passion and motivation. 3 major factors that most students are sadly running out of.

This article will give you 6 important tips that, if you use them, your English will never stop improving. Let’s start!

Tip No. # 1: Find time to practice a song repeatedly. Pick a song that you like, I mean, that you REALLY like and listen to it over and over again. Don’t passively listen to it though, get the lyrics and pay attention to long, short sounds, and of course word links. Practice each line of each verse separately until you can keep up with the rhythm and speed of the singer. You repeat the process until you can emulate the singer’s performance. Make no concessions! He does not move on to the next song before mastering the first.

Tip No. # 2 – Find the time to watch your favorite show and just watch your favorite actor. For example, if you are a fan of the TV show “Friends”, you can choose “Joey Tribbiani” and constantly watch him. You may be a fan of “Seinfeld” and you can choose “Kramer” and so on.

Joey tribbiani kramer

Listen to the actor’s music, style, and speech and keep listening until you feel like you can imitate him. You can start using very short sentences in the same way as the speaker, and then as you get more confident you can use longer sentences.

Tip No. # 3: Find time to review old materials. You won’t be able to memorize all the vocabulary (especially English idioms and slang) that you learn in the classroom or at home. Your brain will not be able to process this large amount of information without reviewing it on a daily basis. You need at least half an hour every day to review the materials you learned in previous lessons. Don’t think that you will get more fluent just by repeating a bunch of new words every day, it would be much more productive for you to go over the words you learned yesterday, last week, or last month. Frequency is much more important than quantity when learning English.

Tip No. # 4: If you are studying English abroad, find time to choose a small number of interesting English expressions and plan how to use them during the day. Let me give you some shocking news! If you want to improve your fluency in English quickly, you need to LIE! LIE LIE LIE! Don’t lie to hurt people, just lie to use some interesting expressions that you want to remember. You can pretend you’re lost in town asking for directions and you can keep doing that until you find someone willing to talk some more and then LIE again if necessary to lengthen the conversation. Keep talking until someone tells you to fuck off!

Tip No. # 5: Observe the mouths of native English speakers in life or on television.

Don’t do that all the time, as some people might think you’re a freak, but every now and then, if you’re talking to a native speaker or watching your favorite show on TV, take the time to focus on the mouth of the speaker and the way they move their muscles like jaw, lips, tongue, etc. And while you’re at it, grab a mirror and look at your mouth. Ask yourself “am I moving my mouth the same way or do I look different?” If so, what is different? And because? You have to analyze and find out how your native language is affecting your English speaking and once you do, address it.

Tip No. 6: Once again, if you are studying English abroad, do not speak your native language. You will not believe how harmful it is for you to speak YOUR mother tongue while learning English. Your brain will never be able to digest or absorb English sounds, intonation and music if you speak English in addition to your native language. I know that it is very difficult to be in the presence of someone from the same country and not speak your mother tongue. I know it is embarrassing and uncomfortable, but you also need to be strong and resolute avoiding the company of those who are unwilling to speak English and, on occasion, perhaps politely asking this person or group to speak English for practice.

Look, there are no shortcuts to great achievements and I realize that it is not easy to use any of the tips above, but you have to keep an eye out for the prize, right? And what is the prize? Unlimited career opportunities and the ability to sell yourself and whatever else you need to sell to the world. In today’s world, we cannot afford to operate at the national level, we have to go global and that means one thing … mastering the English language.

"I’d find a girl walking" It’s true crime at its finest!

In what bestselling author Michael Connelly describes as “One of the best looks into the mind and motives of a serial killer I have ever read,” authors Kathy Kelly and Diana Montane offer readers a true crime drama. in I WULD A GIRL WALKING. Just before the technological age that would change the way law enforcement agencies would handle criminal investigations forever, Gerald Eugene Stano became one of the most prolific serial killers of his time. Without surveillance cameras, cell phones, DNA evidence, and computer communication between law enforcement agencies, it was basically a simpler time to allow people like Stano to ride their prized cars in search of young girls for sex. .. or what started that way.

In the late 1960s and 1970s, Stano could be found strolling the world’s most famous beach, Daytona Beach, Florida, in search of his next victim. It’s hard to understand why these women went off with Gerald Stano, who was what we would now probably call a nerd (?): Chubby, polyester pantsuits and gold jewelry, big rimmed plastic glasses, disco lover drunk (most of the time). and yet they did. But in I WOULD FIND A GIRL WALKING, Kathy Kelly takes her experience with Stano, enters this crazy man’s mind, and, along with Diana Montane, gives an insight into what made it tick.

At the time, Kathy Kelly was a reporter for The Daytona Beach News-Journal and, being in the “police coup,” she was the one who wrote the stories about these murders and Stano. Kathy’s reporting caught Stano’s attention, as she loved reading her own press and would only accept interviews if Kathy was doing them. His other connection was with DBPD Sgt. Paul Crow. Crow, who had studied at the FBI Academy in Quantico, was able to connect with Stano in a way that no other law enforcement officer could, and also in whom Stano placed his trust. Since many of the murders were committed in other jurisdictions, law enforcement officers in those locations would work through Crow to deal with Stano. Once Stano liked Kathy Kelly, he agreed to answer questions for her so she could get all the facts and reciprocate. Kathy kept all her letters in a shoe box at home with thoughts of someday working to put them in some kind of book.

Together with fellow reporter Montane, they worked for two years to tell Stano’s story and the description of the crimes he committed is compelling. More important especially for the perpetrators, are the stories of the victims and their families. Taking the details of Stano’s letters, the authors have written a haunting story that readers will find hard to put down. Many of the chapters are dedicated to the victims and how their part of the story came about. Yes, some of the women were runaways or prostitutes, but there was also the graduate on a field trip, a dancer, a cheerleader, a local swimming champion, and even a little young skater. All of these girls had families and lives ahead of them, and Kathy makes sure readers know their stories. There are even two of the girls who had twin brothers, so being victims wasn’t the only coincidence. Their families and how they dealt with each loss are included, as well as what some are doing today. Intertwined for an intense and fascinating read, I WOULD FIND A GIRL WALKING will keep you turning pages as it surely did for me.

It is also written about Gerald Stano’s background when he was the unwanted child of a prostitute of a much-wanted baby by an adoptive father who struggled to provide for him even after he was labeled “unadoptable.” Gerald’s relationship with his adoptive parents is described even to the end. Confessing to killing some 40 women throughout Florida, you’d think Stano would have regrets, and yet he’s described as someone who would never believe that he spent years on death row, even at some point alongside another notorious killer. serial, Ted Bundy. . Stano could be found knitting blankets for the inmates’ children and even sending Kathy a scarf and hat that he once knitted for her. It was obvious from reading the book and later in the letters that are verbatim in the appendix, that Gerald liked Kathy. He even asked Paul Crow if she was married. For Kathy, it was a difficult and emotional journey to “get the story” and stay sane while this madman thought of them as friends. The letters in the back of the book are quite meaningful after reading the story as Kathy interjects personal observations to explain some of what Gerald writes. In fact, it is from one of the letters that the authors got the title of the book. Gerald Stano had written to explain how he chose a victim, and said very casually that he would “find a girl walking …”. In a second appendix, all the letters to his “good friend” Paul Crow are also included.

It describes how Stano is finally convicted and which of the murders is the one that ultimately executes him. The book even has some photographs, but as the authors are quick to say, none of them are gruesome. Stano was executed in 1998 and always one to make people think, he changed his stories, retracted his confessions and blamed Paul Crow while asserting his innocence in a letter he left to his lawyer. With his hints of knowing more than he was saying before his death, we will never know how many more women he actually killed. However, the suspicion he tried to cast on Crow was investigated and, of course, cleared. Montane, in a recent radio interview, said of Stano: “I felt he was a very average but crafty individual … self-inflated with a great image of himself … a killer, a real killer.” I guess that says it all, but one thing I know for sure is that it has made me look at strangers differently, no matter how charming they may seem, I am careful when alone. As a Daytona Beach resident, chills still run down my spine as I think of all the places Stano worked and frequented that are so familiar to me. I wonder every day where he was at a certain time and wasn’t it REALLY possible that I had run into him too? Good thing I rarely walk anywhere!

Daycare today

Daycare has come a long way from babysitting jobs of the 60s and 70s that paid around fifty cents an hour. Local teenagers and the older children of friends were good babysitters back then. All they had to do was serve the kids an easy dinner, clean up afterward, and play with them for a while before putting them to bed. Most of the session was held on Friday or Saturday nights, allowing parents to enjoy a night out.

Today, nursery means much more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 65 percent of women with children six and under work outside the home. For single-parent households and in families where both husband and wife work full time, access to quality daycare is essential. If relatives or grandparents are not available or unable to intervene, continuous daycare is sometimes the only option.

There are several options available today. Many corporate employers have started adding on-site day care, in-home caregivers are available, and there are full or part-time day care centers in almost every area. Some centers focus on younger children, from birth until they begin to walk, while others welcome children of any age. Some facilities offer “walk-in” child care, an option for high-quality, affordable short-term care.

Schools, gyms, organizations, and churches now offer events like Parent Nights Out. Some communities organize child care cooperatives. Nannies are also an alternative, however a more expensive one, as it generally means full-time home care by a person who may or may not reside with you. Nannies can be male or female; however, “mannys” are becoming increasingly popular.

As children grow, their day care needs change: a babysitter for the newborn, direct care for the toddler, an on-site educational daycare for preschool-age children, and after-school activities for more than five people . Summer needs may vary from those of the school year and parents can change programs or have children attend camp to take a break from the regular routine.

Many day centers are evolving into highly structured learning centers offering a wide range of activities. Simple arts and crafts projects are still available, but the addition of early learning programs has become popular as research shows that children respond to academics at an earlier age. Today’s parents want their young children to begin developing skills that weren’t taught before until much later.

In some centers, additional extracurricular activities such as gymnastics, ballet and martial arts are offered for an additional fee. Instructors come to the center weekly to provide on-site instruction. This works well for those parents who are short on time and cannot fit weekly lessons into their already busy schedules.

While printed brochures or newsletters have worked well in the past, many centers manage to keep parents updated on activities and events on websites that even include weekly menus. Emailing requests for updates on your child’s behavior is easy and improves the likelihood of a quick response.

Learn about the options available to you in your city. Check them out and ask lots of questions. Good communication between the provider and parents is critical to the success of their children’s daycare. Take the time to know that your children are safe and happy, and everyone will have a better day.

To be a boy

Children are children, or at least they should be. When I was young, children (by what I mean under the age of 13) were children: totally innocent, without worries or worries (except for having returned in time to have tea and do what my parents told me), without idea of ​​what I wanted to do or what the world was like, happily playing cops and robbers or making rose perfume with my friends and my dad’s roses. However, in my experiences over the past 10 years, it seems that the age of innocence is gone.

Children today are inclined to be wise and old before their time. They want cell phones and social media accounts at the age of 7, they (our 7 and 4 year old daughters) want to wear makeup and high heels. It seems to me that children just want to grow up. They do not want or enjoy being children and are too impatient to wait until they are teenagers. Somehow, at the age of 7 or 8 (this also happened with my ex’s son), they stop wanting to be children and magically want to reach 16! I’m always trying to tell our 3 kids: “Enjoy it while you can, it’s the best days of your life” – at the risk of sounding like my mother, but God was right! Even explaining that instead of going to school they will go to work, which is not half as much fun, incoming bills, difficulties, etc., but they still want to grow.

What are we doing so that our children do not like or get bored of being children? Well, the SATs start in schools around the age of 7 or 8; tests for kids that age are ridiculous. We all know that tests are not fun and that they put a lot of pressure on people. Schools have performance charts to excel and therefore teachers put a lot of pressure on our children.

We are not strict parents, so it can’t be that. Perhaps more relaxed modern parenting techniques mean that children see more and therefore understand more about adult life and find it an exciting idea, so much so that they want to be adults. However, I have noticed that more girls than boys are like this; We are told that men are always behind women in terms of maturity and therefore that could be the reason for the difference. (Our 4-year-old daughter is the way she is, because she idolizes her sister and wants to be like her.)

So what else contributes to the development of our boys, especially when it comes to girls? Is society making our children want to grow up TOO FAST? It could be: I have noticed that the commercials on children’s television show 7 or 8 year olds doing things that we would not have done until they were 12 or 13 years old. There are scooters aimed at this age range (7-8 years old) with makeup trays on them. The media also have a role to play. Things directed at boys are generally less mature than those directed at girls of the same age; Take, for example, movies; High School Musical, Camp Rock, Hannah Montana, all apparently aimed at teenagers. However, due to this problem, these films are losing their focus, as they are apparently too young for the modern adolescent. Therefore, they are attractive to the youngest children (especially girls) in the age range of 7 to 8, and these films cover relationships and problems related to life in high school. Movies are exciting and fun and therefore make being older more attractive. In addition, our children try to imitate what they see on the screen, such as dancing and singing, poses and even accents.

With our 7 year old daughter, she has already started to come home from school and tell us who her boyfriends are and who she has been kissing at school; It is good that she is open about it and feels comfortable talking about it, but for my wife and I it is scary. My wife has talked about things with her about 4 years before when you would expect to have these conversations. She has asked for a bra a couple of times (!) And she is 7 years old and very slim. The other thing that I have noticed, and I know that all girls want to be like their mother, is that she has a matriarchal streak that has developed, and can often be heard trying to be the oldest with our other two children, talking in very adult tones, and saying the kinds of things she heard my wife and me say.

It’s scary to think that the age of our children’s innocence is disappearing, and it’s a shame. I remember the days of childhood, playing innocent games without caring about anything in the world. Our children are growing up so fast these days that we need to exercise conscious parenting to try to slow down. If boys remain at their current rate of development, and the rate of development of girls continues to increase, we will have age-gap relationships in boys, rather than a 2-year gap between most couples (such as it always happened in the 60s). , 70 and 80) there will be a 4-5 year gap (maybe longer) between most couples in the 2020s, when our children mature and begin to settle down. That’s doubling / tripling the maturity development of girls in just 50 years; If that continues, in 2070 we will see that our 16-year-old daughter’s first boyfriend will be between 26 and 30 as the norm.

These are not statistics, just my reflections, but a truly terrifying thought nonetheless. So please be a conscientious parent and try to prevent our children from growing up too fast – keep toys and media exposure as close to innocence as possible and that way maybe we can delay the rapid development of maturity of our son and prevent my predictions from coming true, thus sparing the innocence of childhood.

How to save money on groceries

Unlike a fixed monthly cost like a mortgage or car payment, the amount you spend on groceries each month is somewhat flexible. While the common advice to clip coupons and buy generic brands to save money while shopping is sound, the best way to really keep your grocery spending in check is to understand how grocery stores lure you to spend more than you actually do. want. By fully understanding the ways grocery stores encourage you to spend, many of which you probably never noticed before, you can combat their strategies and spend money only on the merchandise you really need.

Although a grocery store may seem like just a place to buy groceries and other household necessities, it is actually a cutting edge example of “how to sell more than what consumers really need.” Since you are the consumer, it is important for you to be aware of these sales tactics so that you walk into a grocery store and get only what you need and avoid everything else that the grocery store wants to sell you. Here are some ways that grocery stores manipulate you into spending more than you had planned and some simple steps you can take to counter them:

Smell: One of the first things you’ll notice when you enter a grocery store is the appetizing smell. There is a specific reason why grocery stores smell like fresh baked goods and also why the bakery is almost always located near the store entrance. The reason is that a bakery that makes bread and desserts gives off a tempting smell, and that smell is likely to make you hungry. The supermarket also knows that if you are hungry while shopping, you are likely to spend more money, much more, than if you are not hungry.

An easy way to combat this is to go grocery shopping only after you’ve eaten and are full. If time does not allow you to do this, at least drink a couple of glasses of water before going out to feel full before you go shopping. Shopping while full makes it much easier to resist the temptations of the great smells that the grocery store will be flaunting in front of you.

General Store Layout: Ever notice that when you only need to buy a few basic items, you have to scour the entire store floor to get them? While it could be assumed that the convenience of placing basic staples in the same general area would make customers happier, grocery stores know that the longer they can keep it in store, the more money you are likely to spend. They also know that having him walk as far into the store as possible will make him more likely to pick up impulsive items. The stores are specifically designed in such a way as to allow you to spend as much time as possible inside them and walk around the entire store floor to get the basic goods that everyone needs.

Although there is no way around the farthest corners of the store to get the food you need, you can avoid the trap of impulse shopping on the store floor by taking the time to make a list of the items you need. and clings to it. when buying. Getting into the habit of taking only one trip once a week to tend to all your grocery shopping needs instead of several smaller trips during the week will also greatly reduce your time in the store and the chances of you buying items. you don’t need. I really need it.

Item Display Design – Brand name product manufacturers pay high storage fees to stores for their merchandise to be placed on shelves at adult eye level (and children’s eye level in the case of products intended for children such as cereals). Manufacturers are willing to pay these prices because they know that you are much more likely to buy something that you can easily see as you walk down the aisle than something that you have to stop and look for. The result is that products placed at eye level are often the most expensive.

Before grabbing the first item you see, take a few seconds to look at the top and bottom shelves. Similar products are placed together and simply looking will often reveal the same product at a much better price.

“Sale” merchandise – Grocery stores will advertise a certain number of rock-bottom items (called “loss leaders”) for you to come to the store. While these may be genuine offers, don’t be fooled into thinking that anything with the words “sale” or “bargain” above is really that. While the aisle ends are reserved for these “bargains,” they aren’t always the deals they appear to be, and discounted items are often displayed alongside higher-priced items. Sometimes you can even find similar products in the regular aisle section that are less than end-of-aisle “sale” merchandise.

The important thing to remember when shopping for groceries is to focus on the price of the product and not all the fancy advertising and slogans promoting the product. Take the time to check out the other brands and see if there is a better deal. Also, remember that if you weren’t planning to buy the item and you really don’t need it, then it really isn’t a bargain for you no matter the price. Only consider those items that you use regularly and that you need.

Product appearance: Product packaging in grocery stores is bright, usually in red and yellow, as these colors attract attention. However, just because something catches your eye doesn’t mean you have to buy it. Focus on your shopping list and don’t get distracted by items you don’t really need.

The packaging will also be much larger than the actual product for many foods. Manufacturers know that buyers assume that larger packaging equals a better deal. It would make sense, since grouping items together saves the manufacturer packing, shipping, and storage, which can happen to you. With the mantra of “buy in bulk” now firmly ingrained in most people’s minds as a way to save money, manufacturers are taking advantage of this. While not the norm yet, more and more larger-size packages are less important than their smaller-size counterparts, as manufacturers know that you will make the assumptions above and probably won’t compare cost per unit.

Before picking up the largest box of a product, take the time to calculate the cost per unit or by weight. More often than you might expect, smaller packages of an item are actually a better deal than buying the same item in a larger package.

Checkout design: The checkout aisle of a store is like a mini market in itself. This is because grocery stores know they have a captive audience as you wait in line to pay for your groceries. They squeeze out every little thing that could remotely increase your interest to rack up a large number of impulsive sales.

The best way to avoid these temptations is to plan your purchases outside of peak hours. Avoid the weekend if possible, as this is when the grocery stores are busiest, as well as the evening when everyone has just gotten off work. With many grocery stores now open 24 hours a day, trips late at night and early in the morning, when the aisle and exit lanes are practically empty, are the perfect time to get in and out of the street. shop as quickly as possible.

By taking the time to understand how grocery stores try to influence your shopping and spending habits, you have now put yourself in control. Use the tips on how to counter grocery store selling techniques and you can control your grocery spending more and it will be much easier for you to meet your monthly food budget.

Copyright (c) 2004, by Jeffrey Strain

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Smoke your meat and hug your inner caveman

As I write this, I can smell the fragrance of mesquite and walnut wood mixed with country-style pork ribs and the intoxicating meatiness of sirloin-tip roast. My Masterbuilt electric smoker spews clouds of white smoke into the suburban network and I am disturbing my neighbors with the aroma of freshly smoked meat. Today is a celebration of the meat.

Meat. Love it. A luxurious and delicious frontal lobe benefit. Man is more intelligent than other animals, therefore, he will make a spear, kill what he needs and roast it over the fire. I am an unapologetic apex predator and when in this mindset, there is no amount of tofu, fresh veggies, or nuts to satisfy my craving for the fatty, lustful, carnal craving for freshly smoked meat.

I don’t care what meat it is. Game, beef, poultry or lamb, it doesn’t matter. Sometimes I crave meat. I am comfortable with my carnal desires and the sins of smoked meat.

It’s like an ancient caveman jumps into the cockpit of my brain and takes over. I call him Gug. Gug is my friend and although his language skills are not very good, we understand him. The meat is good. Fire is your friend. Cook the meat with firewood.

The smoker must have come from the Home Shopping Network. It is a Christmas present from my wife that I received many moons ago. My ancestor Gug approves of the ease of turning the electric thermostat to the perfect cooking temperature, although he doesn’t understand how it works. Gug also enjoys drinking some iced pineapple liqueur with me as I write this article. Life is good for us knuckle-dragging Neanderthals.

Gug doesn’t understand the idea of ​​looking for food in a grocery store with a stainless steel cart. Your small, undeveloped brain gets confused with such strange ideas. Gug evolved to hunt, gather, eat, and breed.

Gug is a good friend. It links me to my past. Long before political correctness, childhood obesity, and lean tofu, there was Gug. There are moments as a man when it’s important to ignore my inner caveman. Gug can get me in trouble. Gug needs to stay home during weddings, cocktails and heated discussions with PETA supporters. I’m not ashamed of my inner Neanderthal and my love of meat. It’s just that you can’t wear a loincloth all the time and be taken seriously.

I check the digital thermometer and see that the meat is a perfect medium raw. I rest the meat and pat Gug’s hand. Gug wants to eat now. He growls and has a puzzled expression on his face as I begin to grind coriander, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil in the blender to make a chimichurri sauce to complement the meat.

Country ribs need a little more smoking, so I open another jar of cold moonshine. This time it’s apple pie and Gug grins a big toothless grin. No hurry. I smile too and wait patiently for a slight breeze to blow under my loincloth. This is a wonderful meat-inspired caveman Sunday.

Would you like to hire a famous makeup artist?

No matter how hard you try to emulate the look of your favorite celebrity, the stark reality is that you always fall short. That’s due to the fact that celebrity makeup is always about a series of secrets that ordinary people will never know unless and until they hire celebrity makeup artists themselves. It wouldn’t have been possible for celebrities to look so vastly different and individualistic each time with such poise if it hadn’t been for these artists!

The magic of famous makeup artists

Thanks to their makeup artists, they end up looking flawless every time they make public appearances. You can also hire a famous makeup artist to ensure a similar flawless look. Now, the trick is to figure out how exactly you can search for a famous makeup artist in the first place. It doesn’t matter if it’s your wedding or if you’re just looking to get noticed at a party, hiring the right makeup artist in your city is your passport to fame! Trust us, you’ll be known on your circuit for the looks you rock after hiring the right makeup artist.

It’s important for your part to do a thorough background research on the artist before taking a call (whether you want to hire a particular makeup artist or not).

What should you remember?

Remember that artists will generally provide details of their credentials, including their schooling. However, experts argue that the true art of makeup is not just about great schooling, but something that one does with passion and is never afraid to learn, even as one gets older. If you really believe that the sky is the limit when it comes to this profession, then you shouldn’t be afraid to learn as much as you can either.

You should be particularly interested in getting an artist on board who has actually earned rave reviews from the celebrities themselves. Now, you can’t even think of reaching out to your favorite celebrities to find out what their true opinions are regarding the works of some of the artists out there. So the trick is to find out if the particular artist whose services you are considering has received any prestigious awards or not, or if you have friends from the celebrity circle, you can also check with them for suggestions. .

What should you do?

Please be sure to spend some time finding the right person. Ideally, you should be aware of the fact that the services of famous makeup artists are definitely more expensive than the services of regular artists. You should start comparing prices beforehand. Try to get an idea of ​​how much more they can cost you. Start your research beforehand so that you have plenty of time to do your math and find out whether or not you could pay for the services in the first place.

College Football – Week 13 – Fantasy season at Texas Tech is over, Oklahoma kills the dream, 65-21

It was a great and glorious 10 weeks for the No. 2 Texas Tech Red Raiders with an undefeated 10-0 record and big wins over Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas and Oklahoma State. They looked unbeatable, unstoppable and headed to the BCS National Championship Game.

Then a funny thing happened when they took a trip to Oklahoma, the No. 5 ranking, which had lost to Texas 5 weeks ago. Either someone had forgotten to tell the Red Raiders, or had forgotten to listen, that Oklahoma led the nation with 23 consecutive home wins.

No one had to remind the Sooners, they remembered it all too well, hitting the Red Raiders close to the head with a 2×4 in an impressive 65-21 blowout. Quarterback Sam Bradford threw more than 300 yards and 4 touchdowns, and DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown rushed for 5 more touchdowns.

Both teams came in with explosive offenses. Both were 2 of the top 3 teams in the country in passing offense and scoring offense, with a combined average of 788 yards and 98 points per game. Statistically, both teams were equal in rush defense and scoring defense. They were both equal in pass defense and their pass defense stats were bad.

What should have been a great exciting scoring game turned into a great game for Oklahoma. Texas Tech ended up sucking up water from a pond in Louisiana.

Three other ranked teams lost to other ranked opponents. No. 16 Brigham Young lost on the road to No. 8 Utah, 48-24. No. 17 Michigan State lost on the way to No. 7 Penn State, 49-18. No. 20 Pittsburgh lost on the road to No. 19 Cincinnati, 28-21.

Four other ranked teams lost to unrated opponents, which is never a good idea if you want to win the favor of the people involved in the weekly national rankings. These types of losses can cost teams thousands of dollars in lost bowl revenue by being passed on by proxy to be in the higher paying bowls.

Losers included the No. 18 LSU Tigers who lost at home to Mississippi, 31-13. Maryland No. 22 tortoises that were slapped at home by the state of Florida, 37-3 (I know, edible little turtles. I don’t know how long a Maryland home run spent thinking of this nickname for a football team, But I suspect it had to be hours after exhausting all reasonable names). The No. 23 Miami (FL) Hurricanes who lost at home to Georgia Tech, 41-23. The No. 25 North Carolina Tar Heels who was slapped at home by arch rival North Carolina State Wolfpack, 41-10.

So 8 of the 18 AP Top 25 Poll teams lost this week (44%), and 4 of the 8 lost to unranked teams. On the bright side, 10 of the top 18 ranked teams (56%) won and continued to advance, 6 of them with a vengeance. The 5 butt kickers besides Oklahoma included:

No. 3 Florida (10-1) who defeated 1-AA The Citadel 70-19, scoring on his first 7 possessions, racking up 512 yards of offense in the first half alone and becoming the first team in the Southeastern Conference (SEC ) in scoring at least 42 points in 6 consecutive games. I like Florida, but it is very improper to play against 1-AA teams, even early in the season, much less late.

No. 7 Penn State at home over No. 17 Michigan State 49-18. The Nittany Lions showed that the Spartans (albeit 9-3) really aren’t ready to play and beat big teams just yet. Penn State’s Daryll Clark threw for 341 yards and 4 touchdowns, his career-high, and Nittany Lion’s defense kept Spartan Javon Ringer at 42 yards, the season low (that’s not Ringer, he’s an offensive line. Michigan State controlled by Penn State).

No. 8 Utah at home over No. 16 Brigham Young 48-24. This victory was huge for the Utes, who have a 12-0 undefeated season, a Mountain West Conference championship, a BCS Bowl Series date and a win over BYU for the first time in 3 years.

No. 10 Ohio State at home over arch rival Michigan 42-7. The Buckeyes totally humiliated a now dysfunctional Wolverine team led by first-year coach Rich Rodriguez, giving Michigan its worst loss to Ohio State in 40 years. Michigan is 3-9 on the year and is a mess of what was once a proud and successful program. Rodriguez, who achieved tremendous success in West Virginia, has a lot of work to do.

No. 15 Texas Christian (TCU) at home on Air Force 44-10. Andy Dalton threw 2 TD passes and ran for 2 more scores as the Horned Frogs (what a name for a team) racked up a 10-win season. The other 4 winners were:

No. 9 Boise State on Highway 41-34 in Nevada. The Broncos were lucky to come out of this game undefeated when Nevada won the second half, 31-17. When you give up 34 points to a 6-5 team, you are not as good as your record says.

No. 14 Ball State on the road in Central Michigan 31-24. Central Michigan came into this game 8-2 and the Cardinals needed a touchdown in the fourth quarter to win this one.

The No. 19 Cincinnati at home over Pittsburgh 28-21, marking their first win over the Panthers in 8 games. Despite a broken arm, Tony Pike threw three touchdown passes and you thought Pittsburgh was tough.

Oregon state No. 21 on the road over Arizona, 19-17, on a 24-yard field goal on the final play from second-year kicker Justin Kahut. It was a sweet redemption for Kahut, who missed an extra point attempt that would have tied the game late in the fourth quarter.

If the Oregon State Beavers beat their arch rival, the Oregon Ducks, in their last game, they would qualify for the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1965. That’s because the Beavers managed to upset the Southern California visitors early in the season. season.

Seven Top 25 teams were inactive this week-No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Texas, No. 6 Southern California (USC), No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 12 Missouri, No. 13 Georgia and No. 24 Oregon.

Going into the last two weeks of the regular season, there are only 4 undefeated teams left. No. 1 Alabama (11-0), No. 8 Uath (12-0), No. 9 Boise State (11-0), and No. 15 Ball State (11-0). Utah will remain undefeated when its season ends. On Saturday, Alabama hosts Auburn in the state, its archrival, Boise State hosts Fresno State on Friday and Ball State hosts Western Michigan on Tuesday (11/25-08).

In other news this weekend, the 0-10 Washington Huskies traveled to Pullman to face their archrivals 1-10 Washington State Cougars in a game I have dubbed the “2008 Losers Bowl.” Losers Bowl seemed like a correct title as Washington State’s only win was against 1-AA Portland State, so they really had a combined 1-A record of 0-20.

The Huskies, winless or hopeless, lead the nation in one category: They have the longest losing streak in Division 1-A, 13 consecutive losses. This confrontation actually got exciting near the end, as Washington held a 10-point lead at halftime and a 3-point lead with 56 seconds left.

The Huskies, however, allowed the Cougars to go from their own 20 to the Husky 11, where sophomore Nico Grasu kicked a 28-yard field goal on the last play of regulation time to tie the game at 13. Ironically , Husky kicker Ryan Perkins lost 28 yards about 3.5 minutes earlier.

The teams traded field goals on their first possessions in overtime, but Perkins missed again at 37 yards during Washington’s second possession. Four attempts later, Grasu nailed one from the same 37 yards to give the Cougars their first 1-A victory of the season and their third win over Washington in the past 4 years.

The rest of what happened over the weekend was just a showcase for a group of teams going nowhere at roughly 1,000 miles per hour.

Copyright © 2008 Ed Bagley

Best motivational books

Dan Pink’s DRIVE adds to the motivation and drives it like a motorcycle on a mountain road. There are twists and turns, but the more you drive, the hotter it gets. You know, that feeling of freedom, pure emotion, and the pure thrill of being alive. Oh, haven’t you felt this way in a while?

It may be that your organization, team or family is using extrinsic motivators (carrot and stick) to motivate team members. You may want to take DRIVE and upgrade to Mr. Pink’s three intrinsic motivation elements:

  • Autonomy
  • master’s degree
  • objective

While the book was written for teams in the workplace, the concepts can be applied to home, fitness, charity, and any other dimension of your life. First, autonomy it means you have the freedom to make decisions. master’s degree it means that you are striving to conquer an area of ​​interest, skill or topic. N’oubliez pas objective, knowing ‘why’ you wake up every day! Pink is encouraging management to adopt a new operating system that gives people and teams the freedom to make decisions. New generations of employees want to make a difference in the world and promote causes, charities and a cleaner world. Extrinsic motivation (compensation, benefits, incentives) is still important, but adding intrinsic motivational components improves the internal energy of your team.

Turn these into questions for your family, team, or yourself:

  • “Where is there an area where we can make a difference?
  • “Who could lead that effort?”
  • “What can we learn or experience today to improve our chances of success?”
  • “Why do we want to do this – really?”

Sometimes there is an internal clash between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. If a person has multiple projects, time constraints can get in the way of new commitments. Taking a team approach prevents burnout and gets everyone involved. Getting new ideas from different team members keeps you fresh.

Reconnect to ‘Positive’

One of my favorite quotes from the book is that POSITIVE Psychology has “reoriented the study of psychological science away from the previous focus on disease and dysfunction and toward well-being and effective functioning.” [1] In other words, study well-adjusted and successful people if you want to be happy, healthy, rich, and wise. Observe the habits of high achievers and reproduce these behaviors. Get in touch with the values, morals, and beliefs of the people around you. What is it that matters to them? Set your compass in a positive perspective based on autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Refuse to be negative and inspire your friends, family and teammates with a new perspective on life!

[1] Drive. Pinkish. Penguin books. 2009. P 73