Superset workouts using the top secret Escalated Density Training (EDT) technique

How much time do you really have to train? Do you have 5 hours to train a week? 3 hours? 1 hour? 30 minutes? Right now, quantify your total time.

Think carefully about the things you do in your daily life that are not necessarily productive. Some examples may include watching TV, reading emails, etc.

I have often been distracted by an email I may receive from a friend or another author that has held my attention for up to an hour. When I look at the clock on my computer, I realize that I have a dozen things that I have to do, just for my website.

That does not include chores that need to be done around the house. So we all get distracted, but simply limiting the time we watch TV, email, and phone calls can save us a lot of time.

I’ve adapted a few things in the last few months that are helping me save some time for more important things. For example, instead of running to the TV to watch my favorite shows every time they’re on, I just watch them online using services like Hulu.com.

This allows me to watch my shows AFTER I’m done with all my work. Simple productivity tips like that can save you a lot of time.

However… this is not a productivity blog.

Well… I guess it is. But instead of teaching you how to do more WORK, I show you how to shorten your workouts while improving your efficiency.

Fitness Productivity Tip: Time-Based Workouts

I have written about time based workouts before. Tabata intervals and other interval schemes are great if you want to maximize your workouts in a short amount of time.

However, one training method that I’ve only briefly mentioned is something known as EDT, or Escalated Density Training. EDT is a method developed by Charles Staley that allows you to get more work done in a shorter period of time.

EDT workouts are where you choose two exercises and alternate between them for a set period of time. That is all. It really is as simple as that. Well… there are some basic rules to follow:

  1. Select two exercises for different muscle groups. For example, don’t do wide-grip push-ups or Hindu push-ups. Instead, do wide-grip pull-ups and push-ups. The chest and back muscles are opposing muscle groups. Another way to group movements is to choose one movement for the upper body and one for the lower body.
  2. The difficulty levels of the two exercises should be similar. If you’re doing mostly bodyweight exercises, choose exercises and reps that make “sense.” For example, if you can do 25 push-ups in a row, but only 1 pull-up, then that’s not a good combination.
  3. Before you create your workout, determine how much time you have to train throughout the week and how many days you want to train. For example, if you are training 4 days a week, for a total of 60 minutes throughout the week, then each workout will be 15 minutes long.
  4. You’re going to need some kind of countdown timer. I have a great countdown tool on my cell phone that makes a loud annoying ringing sound once the time is up. Start your stopwatch, alternate between your two exercises, and keep track of how many rounds you complete within your chosen time frame.
  5. Record the total number of repetitions you performed per workout. The idea is to perform at least one repetition the next time you try the workout.

Advanced Program Design with EDT

Suppose you have more than 60 minutes a week to train. You can easily create longer workouts by adding more exercises to your workout. For example, let’s say you have 45 minutes to train per session. Here is a sample template of what a 45-minute workout might look like using the EDT method:

Superset #1: 15 minutes

  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2

rest 5 minutes

Superset #2: 10 minutes

  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2

rest 5 minutes

Superset #3: 10 minutes

  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2

If you only had 30 minutes to train, simply modify your work and rest periods accordingly.

Additional Tips from Coach Staley

Here are some tips straight from Charles Staley to help you maximize your EDT workouts:

  • “…the numbers don’t lie. And when your numbers go up, so does your metabolism, strength, and fitness.”
  • Athletes tend to think in terms of thermodynamics: “Okay, if I treadmill for 90 minutes, I’ll burn at least 400 calories…and then if I only eat 1,400 calories a day, I should burn at least 2 pounds.” of fat a week!” It’s all about how little you can eat and how to make exercise as painful as possible…reminds me a bit of the way anorexics think. Athletes don’t exercise, they TRAIN “When you go to the gym or the training room to train, your mindset revolves around performance and PR. You’re trying to improve your performance…you’re trying to improve your technique. And when you think like that, your time in the gym becomes very uplifting and motivating which leads to consistency and results. Bottom line: when you think and act like an ATHLETE, you tend to LOOK like an athlete. And I think THAT is what most people are seeking ultimately”.
  • “…that you are moving…that it hurts does not mean that you are progressing or achieving a result. Now, it is true that getting out of your comfort zone will involve some degree of discomfort, but that discomfort is a SIDE EFFECT of the work you did, it should not be the goal. Because when pain becomes the goal, you lose sight of the REAL goal, which is increased work capacity and new PR.”
  • “Density refers to the work-to-rest ratio of your training sessions: it’s basically how many reps of an exercise you’re doing within a certain time frame (say, 50 reps in 15 minutes). mistakenly focus exclusively on increasing training intensity, or the amount of weight you can put on the bar.”
Music from BET’s The Game Scripted Series television show

On BET’s The Game, they play memorable, relevant and provocative music. On Facebook, people talk about the songs associated with the show. Sometimes music is used to foreshadow. In episode six, the show opened with Melanie saying that she couldn’t believe that Derwin was spending so much time in a custody battle with Janay. The song Time Will Reveal by El DeBarge was playing in the background. The song helped the writers to inform the audience that something about that situation would be revealed. Sure enough, Derwin was lying and when the episode ended, everything was revealed. The location of the applicable music makes it easy to connect with the program.

Also in episode six, there was an amazing song by a woman named Mackenzie Capri. It was called Back Door. In the song, a woman debates whether she should stay with her man, saying “Should I stay or should I go? Somebody please let me know. One thing is fa fa fa show, don’t let him catch me sneaking out the back door.” . “The beat of this song is nice and the artist sings well. It’s great Rhythm and Blues type music. Melanie certainly had every right to think about leaving after Derwin’s lie. It’s a universal message to anyone who is or has been.” been in a relationship.This song has now been released for purchase on Amazon and iTunes.

In episode seven, Malik goes to rehab. He spends most of the episode in denial about being in rehab and even decides to leave rehab for a brief period. Jason and Derwin finally convince him to go back to rehab. In the background, as Malik gets out of the car to walk to the rehab center, a song plays. No one knows the name of it. People think it’s called “Go Away”. Fans of the show are talking about this song. People want to know who wrote it, where they can buy it, how to get the words, etc. There is even a rumor that the song was posted on YouTube at one point and then immediately removed. My suspicion is that they are working on some kind of mechanism to get the music from the shows to the fans. I hope this is the case. What I do know for sure is that there are many fans of this song.

BET is using music to help tell stories on its TV show The Game. I like it. Music is universal. Universal musical messages with universal storylines help create a great entertaining show. I love music, so the BET approach works for me.

Top 10 Things Kids Really Want Their Parents To Do With Them

What do you think is the most important thing for your children? Do you take them to lessons and practices, or is it the smile and hug you greet them with after school? If you guessed the latter, you are correct.

Twelve years of teaching and giving the same assignment every Mother’s Day has led me to exactly the same conclusion. You see, every Mother’s Day I would ask my students for advice on how to be a mother. They were to think about the things their mother or guardian did for them or with them that made them feel happy or loved. The classroom would go silent as the students wrote intensely for longer than they had written before. Smiles often appeared on their faces as they reflected on the happy experiences they were remembering. After reading your responses I would add all the ideas you mentioned to my list. Surprisingly, many of the responses were the same. Year after year, in every country I taught, and in every type of demographic, students said the same things and had the same message: It’s the little things their mothers did that meant the most and were the ones they remembered.

Many moms today feel like they’re not good moms unless they’re rushing their kids from lessons to practices and back to lessons again. I have had mothers tell me that they want to give their children all the opportunities that they did not have. While this thought may bring some comfort to the mother, she doesn’t really do the same for her child, who feels potentially overwhelmed, stressed, and tired.

After endlessly discussing this topic with my students, it became clear to me that today’s children are involved in too many activities and, in turn, less and less in touch with themselves and their families. Also, my students told me that they really wish they had more time to “just play.” Of course, many of them enjoy their extracurricular activities, but it is not necessary, they said, to be able to do everything. What they enjoyed the most and what warmed their hearts the most was when their mothers did simple things for them or with them.

Here is a list of the top ten things that students around the world said they remembered and loved most about their mothers.

  1. He comes to my room at night, tucks me in and sings a song to me. She also tells me stories from when she was little.
  2. Give me hugs and kisses and sit down and talk to me in private.
  3. Spend quality time with me alone, not with my brothers and sisters around.
  4. Give me nutritious food so that I can grow healthy.
  5. At dinner let’s talk about what we could do together over the weekend.
  6. At night talk to me about anything; love, school, family, etc.
  7. Let me play outside a lot.
  8. Cuddle up under a blanket and watch our favorite TV show together.
  9. discipline me. It makes me feel like you care.
  10. Please leave special messages on my desk or lunch bag.

Children are incredibly wise and tend to see the world more simply than we do. Maybe it’s time we started heeding their advice. Maybe we’d all feel a little less stressed and satisfied with the fact that doing little things really is…good enough.

How to easily generate massive desire to easily create raving fans and irresistible attraction

People are busy these days. Not only that, we have been trained to lose interest after 140 characters. For most people, they give themselves a pat on the back if they use full words in their Twitter post.

If you have to hold people’s attention, you only have a few seconds to grab it and you have to work to keep it. Fortunately, you’re about to learn a powerful way to do just that.

There was a famous study done with waiters and memory. They found that waiters and waitresses had no problem remembering large numbers of orders, names and other data from the tables they were currently serving.

But as soon as they paid their bill, that data was erased from their memory.

TV shows use this technique all the time. They build a plot point, and right before the climax, they go to a commercial. That way, when you watch the commercials you’ll be in a much more receptive state while you’re sitting around waiting for the show to continue.

By creating and maintaining open loops, you can easily keep people interested in your topic. This, of course, requires that you know what you are going to say ahead of time. If you just go off the rails, like most people do, you’ll keep rambling and people will lose interest, like most people do.

But if you already have some stories planned, you won’t have any problem. This will require a bit of preparation, as this kind of magical communication doesn’t happen overnight.

Ideally, you’ll want to have lots of interesting stories from your own and your friends’ history, or ones you’ve heard about firsthand. They are usually more interesting than talking about a movie, book, or TV show.

The way to deliver them is simple. Just use the same structure that they use on TV. Start your story, work your way to the end, and just before you deliver it, start another story. Be smart about it. Use transition phrases like “it’s like when…” or “this reminds me of…” or “sort of like…” and go straight to the other story.

It’s usually a good idea to close most loops, but not all. If you close them all, you’ll be like those tables in the waiter’s memory experiment. As long as there is an open circuit somewhere, people will want to hear what you have to say when you start talking.

And they won’t know why, but they will wonder why you’re the most interesting person in the room.

10 ways to save time for what matters most

It seems that wherever you go, you hear the same message. I don’t have enough time, I need more time, I would love to exercise more, play more, __________ more (fill in the missing word), but I just don’t have time.

These are some of my favorite time savers.

o 1. Shop when stores are empty

I started doing our weekly shopping on Friday nights at 6:30. My favorite grocery store closes at 7pm, so the store isn’t too crowded and all of us shoppers are in “achievement” mode, so we don’t have to do much browsing etc. We are armed with our lists and continue with the work. I’ve saved at least an hour doing the weekly shopping on Saturdays like I used to.

or 2. Whenever you cook, cook twice as much

I cook at least twice as much for the nights when I have afternoon workout dates. Then it only takes a few minutes to thaw meals in the microwave and saves me about 30 minutes of meal prep time. You can freeze single servings of just about anything: soup, rice, casseroles, etc.

or 3. When you get home from shopping, prepare all your vegetables right away.

Yes, it will take a bit of time initially, but it saves you time during the week when you are busy. Remember, you can spend some time each night getting out all your cutting boards, knives, etc. And clean it after, or you can do it once a week. I vote for once a week. Do the same with meat and chicken if you separate them for different meals.

o 4. Establish a menu plan for the week

The best part about using a menu plan for me, aside from saving money, is that it saves me time. You don’t have the indecision every night to open that fridge or cupboard and wonder what to cook. It’s already decided. Try it and you will see, you will not look back.

o 5. Choose your clothes for the night

This is another underrated time saver. When you pick out your clothes for the night, you can see if you need to clean your shoes, if all the buttons on your shirt are still intact, etc. Then in the morning you are ready to go. And if you’re like me, you need all the help you can get just getting out of bed!

o 6. Prepare your lunch at night

This not only saves time, but also helps you remember everything. I have a small insulated bag that I use to pack my lunch while dinner cooks (or defrosts). I pack my sandwich, cereal, yogurt, my cup of soup, and my two pieces of fruit.

o 7. Uses TV time for other meaningless tasks

I understand that television is a relaxation time, but this works for me. I work out with weights, wrap presents, pack my purse, update my journal, sew on buttons, go through my old magazines, etc, etc. all while watching television. The list goes on and on. At least at the end of a show, I feel like I’ve accomplished something rather than just being a couch potato.

o 8. Record TV shows and watch them on video later

I’m a HUGE Dr. Phil fan and tape the show every day. If I had to sit down and watch the show live, it would take me an hour. Because I record it and fast-forward through all the commercial breaks, it only takes 43 minutes. I also noticed that reality shows like Survivor, Amazing Race, and The Apprentice are usually only about 37 minutes long.

o 9. Routine batch tasks

Keep all your files together so you can file 5 sheets of paper at a time. Make all your phone calls at the same time. Write all the greeting cards for the month at once. And wrap all the gifts at once too, yes, in front of the TV!

o 10. Automate everything you can

Have your bank automatically deduct your monthly payments. This is what I do more and more with my business, like automating my monthly newsletter, so I can focus more time on my main genius, coaching, organizing, writing and speaking. For example, I use the AutoText feature in Microsoft Word a lot for all the emails I write a lot, like questions about my training and workshops, my e-signature, etc. I recently read some great advice in an online newsletter. Every time you comment on a blog, make it a meaningful comment and use the same wording as a post on your own blog. Or turn it into an article.

If you put into practice just two or three of these ideas, you will save an hour every day.

What could you do with an extra hour every day? You could play with your kids, spend more quality time with your husband, reconnect with family or friends, or take better care of yourself by joining the gym.

Make a small change today and start changing your life.

The Many Faces of Betty White on Satellite Television Through the Centuries

If there is anyone who has ever inspired so many people to like them without ever meeting them, that person definitely has to be Betty White. And luckily, her career is enjoying a complete renaissance, thanks to a group of Facebook users who worked hard and decided it was worth starting a petition to have their “Saturday Night Live” host. But this is definitely not the first time most of us have seen this incredible octogenarian. Betty White has been a popular guest on shows like “Ellen” for years, and before that, her face appeared on television in several sitcoms that changed the way Americans viewed sitcoms and mainstream TV shows. hour.

Today, if you turn on your satellite TV, chances are you’ll see a Betty White cameo or performance somewhere. And it may not just be limited to TV shows. White has also been seen in big movies of late, including her role in the popular romantic comedy “The Proposal.” And no matter how bad the writing is or how brief her screen time turns out to be, White always manages to steal the show. Everyone who works with her absolutely raves about how great she is, and she also manages to grab headlines on satellite TV, with gossip about how funny and what a nice person she is, which is practically unheard of. in the world of Hollywood.

But it’s no wonder this TV veteran is able to please so many people. White is just a genuinely kind person, someone who spends her time off-camera working for her pet causes. She raises money for animals, and you may have seen her make appearances in various commercials for animal rights, as well as talk to talk show hosts about the charities she loves the most.

For many satellite viewers, the real draw of Betty White is her beloved role in “The Golden Girls.” As the dumbest of the entire cast, White used to joke around, but more than that, her kind and sweet spirit always managed to shine through. And that’s nothing new for her on television. Ever since her performances on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Betty White has always been a commanding presence. It’s a pretty remarkable thing to consider, especially given the fact that when she started, there was no satellite TV. In fact, when Betty White started, she was actually working in radio!

Of course, her performance on “Saturday Night Live” is the most exciting moment in recent memory, and even with writing criminally underestimating her and her incredible talent, it’s still a sign that she might be headed in the right direction. that things are on board for you to get the kind of respect and admiration you deserve, and not just in the world of Facebook anymore. For anyone who likes this amazing actress, well, it’s about time!

Why 8 percent of salespeople get 80 percent of sales

I’m about to share with you some information that most people don’t know or fully understand. Trust me, sometimes you have to take a step back in your business or you are prone to missing out on simple solutions that can help explode your business exponentially. Many times, you can overlook situations that are so blatantly obvious, once you are aware of them, and in other cases, they are among some of the best kept secrets on the planet if you are not aware of them.

For example, did you know that only 2 percent of sales occur on the first sales call? People in business often expect to do business the first time they meet a potential customer. Many studies reveal that only 2 percent of sales occur when two sales associates meet for the first time.

The 2 percent who buy in the first meeting tend to be people who have researched the product and/or researched the topic, and already know what they’re looking for. If they know someone who pushes all the right buy buttons and gets along with the buying side, then business can be done and the sale can be closed. Now, this type of transaction is far from the norm. The other 98 percent of potential prospects would have to get to know, like, and trust you before doing business with you.

Now for any novice salesperson who thinks they can walk right into a sales situation armed with amateur closings and closing sales has been grossly misinformed. Professional salespeople get to know their prospects and try to understand their wants, needs, and desires. They build relationships and trust by engaging in ongoing dialogue. Professional salespeople also follow up with their prospects. They don’t just sell their products and services; They really care about the people they serve.

There can be multiple reasons why people who could benefit from your service, product, or knowledge don’t buy. Many times the prospect has no reason not to buy anything. The timing might have been right, the price might have been right, the location might have been right, and your delivery might have been right, but the prospect still doesn’t have the budget. Yes! This happens most of the time. The reality of all this is that sometimes the potential customer is motivated to do business and other times they are not. Don’t try to make sense of it. You must be aware of this fact and understand the importance of follow-up. I personally made sales calls years later with a prospect and closed the sale. Here is the kicker! The prospect called me. If you keep in touch with the potential client, it shows that you really care about them. You don’t present yourself as a hit-and-run salesperson.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shown an interest in a service or product and never heard from the sales rep or company again. This kind of thing happens all the time for no reason. Research shows that 20 percent of all sales leads are followed up. That means 80 percent of good leads never get a follow-up call or visit. Sellers and their businesses that don’t follow up and do nothing to build relationships and trust cannot and will not succeed in these tough economic times. Prospects today want to be sure they are making an informed decision before committing to a purchase.

I’ve found that persistence pays off. There have been numerous studies over the years showing that 80 percent of non-routine sales occur after just five follow-ups. Think about that for a second. It takes at least five continuous follow-up attempts after the initial sales contact before a customer says yes. That’s how it is! Five times!

There are some fascinating statistics on this subject:

1. 44 percent of salespeople give up after a “no.”

2. 22 percent of salespeople give up after two no’s.

3. 14 percent of salespeople give up after three no’s.

4. 12 percent of salespeople give up after four “no’s.”

That tells you that 92 percent of salespeople give up after 4 no’s, and only 8 percent of salespeople place the order a fifth time. Consider that 80 percent of prospects say “no” four times before saying “yes.” This means that 8 percent of the salespeople get 80 percent of the sales.

You’ll want to implement the five don’ts follow-up strategy right away!

Now that you’re aware of these stats, you should stack the odds in your favor by sticking to a five-no strategy, in which you stay in touch with prospects until they’ve each said no at least five times. . Every time you are in contact you have the opportunity to move forward and build your relationship with them.

Keep in mind that businesses that practice the 5 Don’ts approach will enjoy higher conversion rates than their competitors who don’t practice the 5 Don’ts approach.

Also, keep in mind that 63 percent of people who inquire about your company or products won’t buy anything from you for at least 3 months, and 20 percent will take more than 12 months to buy. So now you know how important it is to follow up with your leads and existing customers every 3 months or sooner. By doing this, you build confidence and professionalism and keep you at the top of your game. The main idea after your initial contact with your potential and existing customers is not to call to place orders, payments and/or schedule appointments; would be to build trust and a good relationship with them.

This simple approach could be key to your survival in these tough economic times. Now you know what most people don’t know. It is up to you to implement this approach and prosper.

They made hit records and saw UFOs

On August 24, 1974, Lennon lay naked in bed in a New York penthouse on East 52nd Street. He wasn’t with Yoko Ono at the time, he was with his girlfriend May Pang. He was looking at mockups of his upcoming album cover and waiting to take a shower. At 9 pm he said that he “felt like” getting up and going to the window. He went out to the large penthouse patio and saw a saucer-shaped UFO. It had a border with white lights. There was also a red light on top that was flashing. In his own words, “I wasn’t really surprised to see the UFO as it looked like the spaceships we’ve all seen in the movies growing up, but then I realized this was real and it was so close I could almost see it!” I touch it!” May Pang also saw the object.

May Pang had just gotten out of the shower and was drying off when John called for her to come over quickly. She went to see what was going on and she was shocked to see John standing naked on the roof pointing wildly to the southeast. She later described seeing “a brightly lit circular UFO, hovering silently and less than 100 feet away.” No sound came from the ship. The summer sun still provided more than enough light to get a good look at the saucer-shaped structure of the object apart from the lights. As the object began to silently walk away, May said John was standing with his arms outstretched yelling for the thing to come back and take him away. That may seem strange, but there is a backstory that explains her strange behavior.

Forty-odd years after the penthouse sighting, Uri Geller spoke about a previous encounter John Lennon had in the Dakota where he lived with Yoko Ono. He was awake in his bed late at night when a bright light appeared around the edges of his closed bedroom door. He got up quickly, went to the door and opened it. He was immediately confronted by four “thin creatures” who pushed him into a “tunnel of light”. Lennon didn’t remember much, but he did remember being given a small metal egg-shaped object that fit in the palm of his hand. He later gave it to Uri when he told Geller the story. Uri still has it and treasures the gift. I guess Lennon thought the incident in the attic was the creatures coming back for him.

May Pang and John Lennon attempted to photograph the object. All the photos were inexplicably overexposed. Lennon called the police a short time later. They told him they received several calls about it, but had no idea what the saucer-shaped object could be. Uri Geller said that John was not particularly upset about the encounter because he had childhood dreams of seeing UFOs and even meeting aliens. He drew a picture of what he saw and commemorated the event in the liner notes for his record album WALLS AND BRIDGES.

You don’t have to see a UFO to be interested in them. I don’t think any of the Ramones have ever seen a UFO. That didn’t stop them from coming to a New York conference I gave in the 1980s. I was at the lectern getting ready to start my show when I saw some weirdly dressed guys come through the door at the back of the room. They wore black leather jackets with white skulls protruding from various places on the jackets. He couldn’t see their faces from that distance. My wife went up to the podium and told me that the Ramones were there. They came to several more conferences I gave over the years.

When some people think of UFOs and aliens, David Bowie may come to mind. At the age of 15 he was already a singer in a rock band (1962). At 20 he released his first album (1967). At age 22, David Bowie had his first big hit, titled SPACE ODDITY (1969). In 1972 he switched gears and became Ziggy Stardust. Offstage he was still David Bowie and he kept that name professionally, but onstage he was ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS.

Bowie never hid his belief in aliens or the fact that he regularly saw UFOs. When he was a child, he said that he saw them so often that they became sort of intergalactic friends. According to some of his earthly friends, he went out to observe UFOs from 1967 after seeing a large UFO over London. This continued throughout his life. As early as 1979 he told a radio interviewer that he believed there was life on Mars and that we would soon discover that the planet might support life. Bowie was also a strong believer in the fact that the US and UK governments were covering up information about UFOs and aliens. He subsequently starred in the film THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, which has become a cult classic.

ELVIS PRESLEY’s relatives told a story about a possible UFO event and The King. This is perhaps the most unusual ELVIS STORY of all. Family members present at his birth and the doctor who attended him said that a bright light appeared over the house. The light had no discernible source and no one was able to explain it. From the age of eight, Elvis said that he believed that he had been telepathically visited by aliens. They gave her a glimpse of his future fame. He told some friends that the vision was of a man in a white suit singing in front of a large crowd, but he did not understand the vision at the time he had it.

Once he became famous and began to travel, Elvis said that he often saw UFOs in the form of lights moving across the sky and felt that they were following him. Elvis was interested in the unexplained and paranormal and read many books on the subject. Larry Geller was his stylist and often weighed in on UFOs and metaphysical topics for Elvis. Geller, who always traveled with him, says that on several occasions he was with El Rey when they both saw UFOs in the desert sky. They also saw a UFO over Graceland on at least one occasion.

KIDS IN AMERICA was a huge hit a while ago for Kim Wilde. Her latest album is called HERE COME THE ALIENS. It was inspired by a personal experience. She told the BBC that she had a “mind-blowing experience” in 2009. Kim Wilde, her husband and a friend of hers were in her garden at night when her attention was drawn to the sky. A huge light appeared from behind a cloud. At first they thought it was the moon, but it was too bright. “Then I looked up into the sky and saw this huge bright light behind a cloud. Brighter than the moon, but similar to moonlight,” she recalled. “I told my husband and my friend, ‘That’s really weird,’ so we walked across the lawn and looked to see if there were any sources.”

As the three of them tried to get a better view of the light, some helicopters appeared. Kim continued her story, “Then it moved back and forth for several minutes. Every time it moved, something moved in the air, but it was silent. Absolutely silent. My husband ran inside to find something to film him with.” , but I felt compelled to see it. It inspired me. It was a UFO, I can’t believe I saw it.” The object disappeared and the helicopters flew away. Obviously, the whole event made a big impression on Kim, as sightings like that do to most people.

When it comes to famous musicians interested in UFOs, no one beats former Take That singer Robbie Williams. After his RUDEBOX album underperformed in 2006, Robbie decided to take a break from music and spend his time chasing UFOs. He spent three years attending UFO conferences and researching the phenomenon. He ordered a bunch of my DVDs and then bought more to give to his friends. What fueled this intense interest? During a 2008 radio interview, Robbie said that he had quite a few UFO sightings and even wrote a UFO-inspired song called ARIZONA. The song, which is about contact with aliens, has its own REAL connection to UFOs.

Williams shared a true story about a UFO sighting in Britain that he called “the strangest yet.” Robbie said: “I was standing on the balcony and there was this big ball of golden light that appeared. We thought it was Venus or Mars or something. Then the song stops playing and disappears. But then we put Arizona back on and the ball came back. to go up. It happened four times. After that a massive thunderstorm started and these two big massive balls of light started dancing in the sky. It was like a full light show for about an hour. Robbie also talked about a spectacular UFO Sighting he had in America.

He wasn’t specific about the location, simply saying, “I was standing outside when this saucer appeared about 150 feet above my head. Then, it came closer. If I had had a tennis ball and a racket, I could have hit it with the ball. I was looking at her, and then she disappeared.” Williams said it happened in the western US and made it clear that he was completely sober at the time.

Guitarist Tom DeLonge of the band BLINK-182 has been outspoken in his belief that aliens are visiting our planet. ALIENS EXIST is a song from the band’s third studio album which was released in 1999. DeLonge left the band in 2015 to pursue “non-musical endeavors” (according to his manager). Tom is now the director of an organization called To The Stars Academy of the Arts and Sciences. It describes itself as an Aerospace Study Group. He recently held a press conference showing a video that had already become popular with UFO researchers. It shows a 2004 Radar-Visual encounter of an unidentified flying object by US fighter pilots from the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. In December 2017, infrared images of the encounter were released to the public. Tom believes this is strong evidence of alien visitation.

Tom DeLonge has given hundreds of interviews over the years. Most contain some reference to his belief that aliens exist and regularly visit Earth. He also spoke about an unusual experience he had a few years ago while camping “at a secret base on the flight path to Area 51.” He believed that by clearing his mind and projecting his thoughts he could make contact with aliens. DeLonge woke up around 3 a.m. feeling like “my whole body had static electricity … There seemed to be about 20 people there, talking. And instantly my mind goes, OK, they’re at our camp, they’re not here.” to hurt us, they’re talking shit, but I can’t understand what they’re saying. But they’re working on something.” He did not provide any additional details.

Surprisingly or not, Tom DeLonge was named in a 2016 Wikileaks data dump. Documents indicate that he contacted John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, to request whatever information was available on UFO sightings in the US. Indications are that he may have contacted Hillary Clinton, and other members of the administration, on previous occasions. DeLong confirmed this while he was interviewed for a 2015 article in Paper Magazine. He told the interviewer, “You have to understand, I’ve been involved in this for a long time. I have government sources. I’ve had my phone tapped. I’ve done a lot of weird stuff in this industry.” – people wouldn’t believe me if I told them.”

Not all music stars who believe in UFOs have seen one. Demi Lovato made this statement when she was asked if she believed that aliens exist: “How self-centered would we be, as humans, to believe that we are the only living beings in the universe?” Katy Perry responded to the same question this way: “I look up at the stars and imagine: how conceited we are to think that we are the only form of life.” Olivia Newton-John believes that aliens exist and falls into the category of music stars who have seen a UFO. She saw a strange object flying at “amazing speeds” when she was a teenager. Nick Jonas is another musical celebrity who has seen a UFO. Actually three! During a media interview, he said he saw three UFOs over his house in Los Angeles: “I looked at my friend and said, ‘Are you seeing this or am I going crazy?'”

7 famous people with disabilities

It’s easy to feel lonely, until you start learning about famous people with disabilities. There are many people who have overcome their own personal challenges and social stigma and are making a real difference in the world. Here are seven examples of some of the most famous people with disabilities – some you may know and some you may be surprised by!

Here are 7 famous people with disabilities:

Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr., (1930 to present) also known as Buzz Aldrin, was the second person to walk on the moon, landing with Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969. Buzz Aldrin has bipolar disorder.

Sir Winston Churchill, (1874 to 1965), led Great Britain during World War II and is often cited as one of the greatest statesmen who ever lived. A man of many talents (speaker, author, painter, reporter, and soldier), Winston Churchill also suffered from bipolar disorder.

William Jefferson Clinton, (1946 to present), also known as Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. Bill Clinton is hearing impaired and wears hearing aids.

Tom Cruise, (1962 to present), is an actor who is certainly a household name today. His career began to take off after landing the role in “Risky Business”, and skyrocketed after his performance in “Top Gun”. Tom Cruise has dyslexia, as does his mother and all of his siblings.

Albert Einstein, (1879 to 1955), is considered a genius and one of the greatest scientists of all time and with his theory of relativity, he marked the beginning of the modern atomic age. Albert Einstein had a learning disability and did very poorly in public schools.

Ernest Hemingway, (1899 to 1961), is a well-known American novelist, who wrote such works as “A Farewell to Arms” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. Ernest Hemingway suffered from physical and mental illnesses and ended his own life battling suicidal depression in 1961.

Robin Williams, (1951 to present), is a well known actor/comedian who launched his career with the 1978 TV show “Mork and Mindy”, he also has many comedy albums and movies, like the 1987 movie “Good Morning”. , Viet Nam”. “. Robin Williams is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

These are just a few of the most “famous of the famous” and there are many more people who have used their strengths instead of dwelling on their challenges and lead full, productive and happy lives. Knowing that there are others out there, and many famous people with disabilities, can instill hope and help you feel a little less alone.

The 20 best animated films: what motivates them?

Being in the animation industry, I am interested in being aware of the animated feature films that make the most box office earnings. Today I review this list of the 20 highest grossing animated movies of all time and would like to share my views on why I think these movies did as well as they did. They will make up my recommended recipe for an animated feature film blockbuster.

1. Shrek 2 (3D) – $436,471,036

2. Finding Nemo (3D) – 339,714,978

3. The Lion King (2D) – 328 539 505

4. Shrek the Third (3D) – $322,719,944

5. Shrek (3D) – 267,665,011

6. The Incredibles (3D) – 261,657,004

7. Monsters, Inc. (3D) – 255,870,172

8. Toy Story 2 (3D) – $245,852,179

9. Cars (3D) – $244,082,982

10. Aladdin (2D) – 217,350,219

11. Ratatouille (3D) – $206,445,654

12. Happy Feet (3D) – $198,000,317

13. Ice Age: Meltdown (3D) – $195,330,621

14. Madagascar (3D) – $193,595,521

15. Toy Story (3D) – $191,780,865

16. The Simpsons Movie (2D) – $183,135,014

17. The Polar Express (3D) – $179,100,434

18. Ice Age (3D) – 176,387,405

19. Beauty and the Beast (2D) – $171,350,553

20. Tarzan (2D) – $171,091,819

Shrek – The Crop Top

Shrek 2 takes the lead as you can see from the list. In fact, the Shrek trilogy occupies positions 1, 4 and 5, all in the top 5 positions. This is a very impressive feat and in my opinion Shrek took the cake because the stories were really good and the jokes were good. Of course, it helped a lot that 4 main stars were cast: Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, and Mike Myers. In fact, of the Shrek trilogy, I enjoyed Shrek 2 the most, so personally I’m not surprised that it had the best performance of the three.

3D vs. 2D

From the list below, we can see that 3D movies take up 15 of the seats, compared to their 2D counterparts which take up just 5 seats. From this statistic, it would seem that the audience is favoring 3D animation over 2D animation. Even 2D/3D fusion shows like Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Treasure Planet didn’t seem to please them enough. It would seem that The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Tarzen only make the top 20 due to their strong family-oriented stories and classic branding. The Simpsons movie basically benefited from a huge fan base through its television series. Barring such unique franchises, it would seem like a 3D show would beat a 2D one any day. Animation studios seem to be echoing this sentiment, as the number of 2D animated films produced has dropped dramatically in recent years.

a strong story

This is probably not new to you, but I’ll say it anyway. I think one of the biggest factors that will drive an animated feature would be a strong and compelling story. In fact, I would go so far as to say that if you forget everything else, you must have a great story to tell! Every movie on the list tells an interesting story (well, almost) and they all did well enough to make it into the top twenty.

Laughter, the best medicine

People like to laugh. They like to laugh at others. They like to laugh at themselves. They just like to laugh. All things constant, I think Shrek takes three of the top five because of the original quips and banter from him. And don’t forget the two masters of comedy, Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, who performed the voiceovers for Shrek and Donkey respectively. How can you beat that lethal duo?

A strong voiceover cast

It’s a given that a star-studded cast for voiceovers draws the crowd, especially when the celebrities are well-liked and great performers. Again, refer to the cast of Shrek. With Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, how can the movie go wrong?

The importance of recognizable characters within the show

This is just my theory, but I firmly believe that in addition to having a strong story, animated features should also feature recognizable characters. And when I say recognizable characters, I don’t mean just human characters. I mean the monsters. I mean the animals. I mean superheroes. With characters that are more interesting than humans, they are instantly more recognizable. Look at the list closely. Apart from a couple of old 2D movies, what other movie had a cast that only had simple human beings as leads? Having interesting and relatable characters will definitely attract ticket sales because people want to pay to see interesting characters in an animated feature, not just human beings! I don’t have to remind you again about the failure of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, right?

my personal favorites

In case you were wondering, my personal favorites are Monster Inc, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Shrek 2, and Ice Age in that order. My reason? They all have strong and compelling stories. And I put them in this order according to how much I enjoyed each individual movie. I have to say that Monster Inc gave me the best fun factor!

conclusion

So here is my recommended recipe for an animated movie blockbuster:

1. The film must be made in 3D

2. You must have a compelling story to tell

3. Inject lots of humor into the show

4. Get a strong cast to be your voiceover talents

5. Character designs must be interesting and memorable

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