31. August 2009 · Comments Off on Feminine Tribal Tattoos and the Hawaiian Flower Tattoo · Categories: Arts And Entertainment · Tags: , ,

Feminine tribal tattoos are on the rise and with that increasing popularity it is becoming more common to see females branding a Hawaiian flower tattoo instead of other typical “pretty tattoos.” Like all flower tattoos there are classical meanings behind the flowers and there are also typically designs such as tribal that these Hawaiian flowers are commonly found immortalized within. So what is the meaning behind these tattoos and why could this be the perfect feminine tribal tattoo?

Those who have decided to seek the Hawaiian flower instead of a rose or another common flower are making a great decision. It encompasses all the feminine beauty of any other flower with a unique twist. This flower tattoo is typically found in tribal form. Instead of the bright flowy colours we tend to see in flower tattoos it is usually made with big bold black lines, in a more tribal form. It can be added to beautiful other Hawaiian tribal designs such as the sea turtle, mountains and other well known Hawaiian symbols.

These flowers stand for friendship and hospitality just like the Hawaiian people. Another popular Hawaiian flower choice is the lei. These beautiful flowers are found in bright colourful presentations all over the bodies of both men and women. There are also those who have permanently inked these beautiful flowers in lei’s around their necks, to symbolize the hospitality and friendship that is presented by Hawaiian natives to visitors to their island. For those who choose the exotic form of the Hawaiian flower tattoo you can ensure it is one to be proud of and to wear happily.
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28. August 2009 · Comments Off on Say Goodbye to Dieting – Tip#2 of 50 – How to Be a Curvy and Confident Woman at Any Size · Categories: Womens Interests · Tags: , ,

Are you a plus size woman struggling with excess weight, tired of feeling ashamed and hating your body, desperate to stop dieting, but don’t know how? I’ll bet, like me, you’ve convinced yourself that you can’t trust yourself around a fridge or pantry filled with fattening foods. Maybe you’re keeping the goodies you love at arm’s distance or heaven forbid, avoiding them completely. The problem with that strategy is that you always end up wanting what you think you can’t have and when push comes to shove, at some point your cravings will get you by the nose and you’ll end up binging on those foods that you tried so desperately to avoid. Don’t beat up on yourself. The problem has nothing to do with lack of will power or discipline. The real challenge is that as long as you think of certain foods as off limits or restricted, you’ll end up craving them like mad and eventually overeat them as soon as you can get your hands on them. And naturally that will only feed your frustration to feed, and you’ll end up gaining more weight and hating your body. It’s a vicious cycle that gets reinforced by dieting. In order to break the cycle, you have to say goodbye to deprivation and restriction and learn how to make peace with food, once and for all. No more dieting.

As a curvy, plus size woman myself, having a pair thighs I’ve long despised; I struggled for years with nasty body bashing “I hate my fat thighs” thoughts, and decades of food and weight obsession, trying desperately to diet or exercise away my thighs. But no matter how much weight I lost, I was never happy with my body or felt safe around food. I was able to maintain my weight off for nearly 6 years but it was a constant struggle that included overexercising, undereating and of course lots of binging.

Then in August of 2006, I threw caution to the wind and made the decision to stop dieting. That’s when I learned that as long as you continue to diet, and restrict your food, watch your weight, scale surf, body bash, avoid the foods you love, you’ll never have what you want-peace and self acceptance. That’s because dieting reinforces negative thinking that keeps us looking at things as black or white, good or bad, all or nothing. With a belief system geared for perfectionism, food is more like a danger zone filled with traps, zingers and mine fields everywhere you look.

Say Goodbye to Dieting: Self Acceptance Begins with Making Peace with Food

Now most weight loss experts are saying – “stop dieting.” Emotional eating, or eating to soothe your feelings is very common. This is because your cravings are actually unmet emotional needs that surface when you’re feeling overwhelmed. In fact emotional eating accounts for the near 98% failure rate of dieting. In April 2008, Traci Mann, Associate Professor of Psychology at UCLA shared the results of a composite study of 31 different long term studies analyzing people who lost weight on diets and opted to have their progress tracked by the study for between 2-5 years. As lead author of the study, she says, “We found that the majority of people regained the weight, plus more. Sustained weight loss was found only in a small minority of participants while complete weight regain was found in the majority. Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people.” When asked what alternative is best to consider in lieu of dieting, Mann said, “Eating in moderation is a good idea for everybody, and so is regular exercise.

Here are 6 quick tips to get you moving along the road to non dieting and self acceptance:

1. Toss out your diet books Get rid of all your old diet manuals, calorie charts and all diet related magazine articles promising a quick fix weight loss.

2. Throw out or put away your scale Begin to break the cycle of weight and food obsession by realizing that you are so much more than a number. Besides don’t let that old hunk of scrap metal tell you how you’re entitled to feel that day. That’s giving away your power.

3. Get support Surround yourself with a circle of supportive like minded women who are also on the road to non dieting and ending their weight and food obsession.

4. Plan a lovin’ the skin you’re in movie night Rent a film showing women who are comfortable in their bodies at any size. Some of my favorites are: Phat Girlz, Queen Sized, Real Women Have Curves, Hairspray, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

5. Focus on function Stop resenting your chunky legs, bulging midriff and untoned arms. Be thankful for what it has given you the ability to do, not how it looks.

6. Learn how to become an intuitive eater Stop dieting. If you don’t love it, don’t eat it! Stop eating at the first sign of satisfaction.

Now that you’ve got all this new information under your belt, the next step is yours. What will you do? Are you ready to say goodbye to dieting?

26. August 2009 · Comments Off on Do you wash your hands ? Cocaine on your U.S Dollar Bills – let us shed some light on this · Categories: News & Society · Tags: , ,

 

We all know that paper money is a source of bacteria and are considered not clean. You can ask yourself whether you wash your hands after handling money.

If you do not wash your hands after handling money – then look into what they found out in 2008 and 2009.

In 2008 it was found that the highest Traces of Cocaine was found on U.S. Bills and in 2009 they found that the highest amount of Cocaine was found on U.S. Bills from Washington D.D in the U.S.

So what did they find out in 2008?

Paper money contains high traces of cocaine, regardless of whether or not the paper money came into direct contact with the drug. And U.S. bills take the top spot, covered in the greatest amount of the illegal powder, while Spanish notes are the most highly contaminated in Europe, a new study finds.

The findings, detailed in the latest issue of the journal Trends in Analytical Chemistry, reflect the popularity of the illicit drug, the researchers say.

“These findings should not be surprising, because cocaine and other drugs are traded using cash, which is handled by the same fingers that directly touch the drugs or wrappings,” chemists Sergio Armenta and Miguel de la Guardia from the University of Valencia in Spain write. “Moreover, many cocaine users use a wrapped banknote to sniff this drug, so inducing direct cocaine contamination of the banknotes.”

Armenta and de la Guardia analyzed Spanish notes for cocaine traces, finding they contained an average of 155 micrograms of cocaine. (A gram of cocaine would fill about half a tea bag. A microgram is one-millionth of that amount.)

They also reviewed previous research focusing on cocaine concentrations found in different currencies around the world.

German Euros contained levels of cocaine that were five times lower than the Spanish ones.

For Irish bank notes, one statistic suggested that of 48 notes studied the highest concentration found was 0.5 micrograms.

The chemists found U.S. bills contained an average of between 2.9 and 28.8 micrograms of cocaine depending on the year and city, with a maximum of more than 1,300 micrograms found on some 1996 bills.

One study based on 356 notes showed just 6 percent of Swiss francs were contaminated with cocaine at levels above one nanogram per note, where a nanogram is one-thousandth of a microgram. Some data suggest, the researchers found, that between 40 percent and about 50 percent of British pounds were contaminated with cocaine at levels of about 0.0011 micrograms per note.

It turns out, money really is dirty, and not just with drug traces. One past study revealed 94 percent of $1 bills collected from a community in western Ohio contained disease-causing or potentially disease-causing bacteria. The study, published in 2002 in the Southern Medical Journal, was led by Peter Ender, chief of infectious diseases at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Ohio.

That’s not too surprising, as $1 bills stay in circulation for an average of 21 months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, during which time they get handled by plenty of people. For larger bills, the life span is even longer, with $20 bills lasting about 24 months and $50 bills staying in circulation for 55 months.

When you handle coins, stuff also gets transferred to your hands, though it’s mainly iron atoms (iron is one of the metals in change). Another research study revealed iron atoms from coins cause oils on your skin to break down, producing a “metallic” odor.

 

And what did they find out in 2009?

Drug was found on 90% of U.S. Bills. This fact is astonishing and makes the term dirty money really a fact. If you live in the United States or Canada, chances are you have cocaine in your wallet.

Nearly nine out of ten bills circulating in the U.S. and its northern neighbor are tainted with cocaine, according to what’s being called the most definitive research to date on the subject.

What’s more, researchers were surprised to find hints that more Americans are using the illegal drug, said study leader Yuegang Zuo of the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth.

In a similar study by the same team in 2007, 67 percent of U.S. bills were found to be tainted with cocaine. The new study puts the percentage at 85 to 95—a jump of roughly 20 percent, Zuo said.

The drug gets on paper money during drug transactions and when people roll bills to snort cocaine powder, Zuo said.

Stress spurred by the worldwide financial crisis may be driving people to abuse cocaine, one of the most common illegal drugs in the world, Zuo said in a phone interview.

The new findings could “help raise public awareness about cocaine use and lead to greater emphasis on curbing its abuse,” Zuo said in a follow-up email.

Part of the reason the new study is so complete, Zuo said, is because the team used new equipment, a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, which doesn’t ruin the money—allowing the scientists to test more bills without breaking the bank.

The team collected banknotes from the Brazil, Canada, the U.S., China, and Japan.

With 5.8 million people having used the drug at least once in 2007, the U.S. is the world’s biggest cocaine market, according to the 2009 UN World Drug Report.

Perhaps not surprisingly, then, the U.S.—along with Canada—had the highest percentage of cocaine-permeated bills in the study.

Of the 234 U.S. bills collected in 17 large and small cities, nearly 90 percent had traces of cocaine, especially in larger cities such as Baltimore, Boston, and Detroit. Ninety-five percent of the dollars found in Washington, D.C., had cocaine embedded in their fibers—among the highest in the study.

In keeping with their reputations for having relatively low rates of cocaine use, China and Japan yielded bills with relatively low levels of cocaine contamination.

Asian drug-taking practices could conceivably be partly responsible for the lower percentages of cocaine-tainted bills. Zuo doesn’t know, for example, whether Asian cocaine users inhale through rolled bills as many Western users do.

“It is for sure that drug abuse in different countries and regions has different use patterns which may affect cocaine contamination on money,” he said via email.

Regardless of where you live, though, there’s little chance of getting buzzed off your bills, Zuo said. Even in the U.S. and Canada, the concentrations are simply too small.

 

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25. August 2009 · Comments Off on Killer Whale, The Largest Dolphin · Categories: News And Society · Tags: , ,

Orcas, also known as Killer Whales, rule the sea. They are only endangered by human beings, as no other sea creature could possibly be a threat to them. Orca’s are predators that will even attack other types of whales. Even with the danger that they represent, to both humans and other sea life, they are still considered to be one of the most majestic creatures in the ocean, and millions of people travel a long way every year, in hopes of getting a glimpse of them – from a safe distance.

Even though they are called whales, they actually belong to the dolphin family. Since Orcas are between 27 and 33 feet long, and weigh between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds when they are fully grown, with the males being larger than the females, they are indeed the largest dolphins in existence. The males can live as long as 60 years, while the females can live to be as old as 90.

Orcas are black, with patches of white on their skin. Their heads are round, and they have very distinctive beaks. Orcas have a large sickle shaped dorsal fin, and large flippers that are typical of all dolphins.

The dorsal fin is located on the top of the Orcas back, and the males dorsal fin can be up to six feet tall, while the females is only about four feet tall. Orcas can travel at speeds of 30 miles per hour.
Orcas live in pods. The pods are small, and operate just as close families do. These pods are made up of 6 to 40 Orcas, and pods stay together throughout their entire lives. Members of the pods work together to protect the young, as well as the sick and injured members.

Orcas breed from winter to early spring near the surface of warm waters. The gestation period is from 16 – 17 months. The babies, called calves, are born between October and March. The calves are able to swim within thirty minutes of being born, and weigh up to 400 pounds. They are typically 6 to 8 feet long at birth. In most cases, each female only gives birth to one calf. Twins are rare. The calf usually stays with it’s mother for a year, and sometimes longer.

The members of the pods hunt together, and work together to catch their prey. They survive on a diet of fish, squid, sharks, whales, seals, turtles, octopus, penguins, and sea gulls. Their teeth are typically about 3 inches long, and 1 inch in diameter. An average Orca eats an estimated 550 pounds of food each day or more. While Orcas do not migrate, they may travel hundreds of miles in order to catch seasonal prey.

Orcas have one blow hole, and they breathe air in above the surface of the water through their blow hole, which is located on top of their heads, above their eyes. Orcas are very vocal. They make a variety of sounds that sound much like clicks, whistles, and even screams. These sounds are used to communicate with each other when hunting prey, and for mating purposes. Each individual pod even has it’s own accent, which makes it possible for members to recognize each other.

Orcas can be found in tropical waters, as well as arctic waters. Pods can be found in coastal waters, as well as deep waters. Orcas have been found in every ocean in the world, so they are not habitats of any particular climate or area – other than salt water.

25. August 2009 · Comments Off on Crystal and Italian Glassware Gift Ideas · Categories: Shopping And Product Reviews · Tags: , ,

It’s hard to find the perfect gift these days for anyone. You don’t want to spend a fortune if you don’t have to, but yet you don’t want to give a “throw-away” gift either. For special occasions you want to choose a gift that will be treasured and remembered for years to come.

For an upcoming wedding you may want to give the gift of Waterford crystal bride and groom flutes. These are certainly keepsake items that will become treasured heirlooms. These crystal bride and groom flutes come in many different Waterford patterns such as Love and Romance, Lismore, Lismore Essence, Wedding Heirloom, Waterford Wishes Happy Celebrations, Waterford Connoisseur Gold, Waterford Ballet Giselle, Turtle Dove, Calling Birds and French Hens patterns. They can also be made more special with personalization.

Another fantastic gift idea is the gift of a crystal table lamp. Schonbek,Waterford, and Bellacor are just a few makers of fabulous crystal table lamps. They come in a wide variety of sizes, styles and colors. Waterford Killarney is a very popular crystal lamp pattern. Waterford also makes an impressive array of crystal chandeliers.

Italian crystal glassware is also another wonderful gift for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. Italian Murano glass is handcrafted by artisans on Italy’s Sun Coast, where it has been made for many generations. There are many fine Italian glass makers such as Carlo Moretti, Richard Ginori and Luigi Bormioli. Each of these fine glassmakers has a wide selection of Italian stemware and drinkware. Carlo Moretti has a very popular line of glasses called Moretti Annuals that are popular with collectors. Richard Ginori is known for his Oceano line of stemware and decanters.

No woman can resist the gift of jewelry. Handmade crystal jewelry and crystal gemstone jewelry is always a welcome gift. Most crystal jewelry makers use the fine line of Swarovski Austrian crystals when they make their jewelry. These are the finest crystals made. There is also quite a market for crystal bridal jewelry. Most bridal jewelry is a pairing of pearls and clear crystals. Clean and simple jewelry that never detracts from the bride. A bride can have her wedding day jewelry custom made to her specifications. She can have her jewelry style also echoed on each of her bridesmaids, but perhaps with a bit more color to set them off.

So, when you need a gift idea think of crystal gemstone jewelry, handmade crystal bridal jewelry, crystal flutes and table lamps and Italian crystal glassware.
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22. August 2009 · Comments Off on Romance Turned Thriller Author Fern Michaels, Author Biographies · Categories: Book Reviews · Tags: , ,

Fern was born Mary Ruth Kovak in Hastings, Pennsylvania on April 3,1933 to Albert and Lucy Kovak. She says she was an avid reader at a young age. She especially enjoyed mysteries and adventure stories.

Fern Michaels is the pen name for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She says that although Fern Michaels is not who she is but is what she does, she does not mind people calling her Fern. So for simplicity, we will call her Fern.

Fern and her husband, Michael married in 1952 and had five children. After moving to New Jersey, she decided with friend Roberta Anderson to try their hand at writing. That is when they adopted and wrote under the pseudonym Fern Michaels.

Fern Michaels and Roberta Anderson wrote 26 novels together. Fern divorced her husband, split with Roberta and won the legal rights to the Fern Michaels name in 1989.

Fern then started writing on her own and what a prolific writer she has been. She says she has never had writer’s block. Most of her novels have made it to the New York Best Sellers list. She was inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame in 1995.

Fern moved to South Carolina in 1997. She has several dogs and lives in a renovated 300 year old haunted plantation home outside of Charleston.

Fern’s advice to aspiring writers: “Sit down and DO IT. Don’t listen to anyone but yourself. Believe in yourself and don’t give up. If you persevere, you will prevail. I am the living proof.”

Fern founded the Fern Michaels Foundation in 1990. This tax exempt charitable corporation each year grants two-four year scholarships for qualified students. Because she understands the plight of the single mother, she also helped open affordable rate child care centers for needy single moms.

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Series:

Captives
Captive Passions (1977)
Captive Embraces (1979)
Captive Splendors (1980)
Captive Secrets (1981)

Texas
Texas Rich (1985)
Texas Heat (1986)
Texas Fury (1989)
Texas Sunrise (1993)
Texas Trilogy (omnibus) (1991)

Sins
Sins of Omission (1989)
Sins of the Flesh (1990)

Vegas
Vegas Rich (1996)
Vegas Heat (1997)
Vegas Sunrise (1995)
Vegas Trilogy (omnibus) (2001)

Kentucky
Kentucky Rich (2001)
Kentucky Heat (2002)
Kentucky Sunrise (2002)

Sisterhood
Weekend Warriors (2001)
Payback (2004)
Vendetta (2004)
The Jury (2005)
Sweet Revenge (2006)
Lethal Justice (2006)
Free Fall (2006)
Hide and Seek (2007)
Hokus Pokus (2007)
Fast Track (2008)
Collateral Damage (2008)
Final Justice (2008)
Under the Radar (2009)
Razor Sharp (2009)
Vanishing Act (2009)
Deadly Deals (2009)

Cisco
Mp Place Like Home (2002)
Family Blessings (2004)

Godmothers
The Scoop (2009)

Stand Alone Novels
Pride and Passion (1975)
Vixen in Velvet (1976)
Valentina (1978)
The Delta Ladies (1980)
Golden Lasso (1980)
Sea Gypsy (1980)
Captive Gypsy (1980)
Whisper My Name (1981)
Beyond Tomorrow (1981)
Paint Me Rainbows (1981)
Panda Bear is Critical (1982)
Night Star (1982)
Wild Honey (1982)
Tender Warrior (1982)
All She Can Be (1983)
Free Spirit (1983)
Cinders to Ashes (1984)
To Taste the Wine (1987)
For All Their Lives (1991)
Seasons of Her Life (1994)
To Have and to Hold (1994)
Desperate Measures (1994)
Serendipity (1994)
Dear Emily (1995)
Wish List (1995)
Yesterday (1995)
Whitefire (1997)
Sara’s Song (1998)
Finders Keepers (1998)
Celebration (1999)
Annie’s Rainbow (1999)
Split Second (1999)
The Guest List (2000)
Picture Perfect (2000)
What You Wish For (2000)
Listen to Your Heart (2000)
Charming Lily (2001)
Plain Jane (2001)
The Future Scrolls (2001)
Late Bloomer (2002)
About Face (2003)
Trading Places (2003)
Crown Jewel (2003)
The Real Deal (2004)
The Nosy Neighbor (2005)
Pretty Woman (2005)
Fool Me Once (2006)
Hey, Good Looking (2006)
The Marriage Game (2007)
Up Close and Personal (12007)
Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous (2009)
Betrayal (2009)
Return to Sender (2010)
Game Over (2010)

22. August 2009 · Comments Off on 5 Great Books For Tween Girls · Categories: Book Reviews · Tags: , ,

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

Terra’s dream is to leave her small town for college and start anew, where the port wine stain on her face will not draw so much attention. Her verbally abusive father constantly tells her she can’t make it on her own in hopes of controlling her future. When Terra meets Jacob, a Goth Chinese teenager who doesn’t care to fit in, he begins to show her that she can take control of her life. What follows is an utterly compelling journey that’s both geographic and emotional. Best for grades 7 and up.

3Willows 3 Willows by Ann Brashares

Jo, Ama and Polly were inseparable in third grade, but that’s changed as they’ve grown up. During the summer before high school, each girl is tested – Jo discovers her parents are separating, Ama goes on a trip she didn’t choose and Polly learns some hard truths about her mother. By the end of the summer, they realize that old friendships sometimes really are the best; it’s an engaging tale by the author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

TheHungerGames Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

North America has been destroyed and reborn as the nation of Panem, a glittering Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Every year, each district must send two young people to the Hunger Games, where they compete to the death until only one survives. The story is a cross between reality television and Lord of the Flies, and is told by Katniss, who’s long been able to survive on her hunting skills and keen instincts. You’ll be rooting for her from the start and won’t be able to close this book until it’s breathless ending. And you won’t be able to wait for the next book in the series! This will be an immediate hit with grades seven and up.

TheOtherSideOfTHeIsland The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman

We meet Honor when she and her parents move from the North Country into the Enclosure. Honor’s a rebel – her name doesn’t sound right and she’s rather play with boys or splash in the water rather than engage in “girl play.” Her parents don’t follow the rules either, refusing to pray to Earth Mother and daring to have a second child. When her parents disappear and Honor and her brother become Boarders, she learns of the sinister world she lives in. In spite of all this, however, Honor always has hope, which shines through this marvelous book. You must read it! Best for grades 7 and up.

Graceling Graceling by Kristin Cashore

In a land of seven kingdoms, a very few people are born with a Grace. Some may have a Grace for cooking, others a Grace for music. Katsa’s grace is for killing; she’s been able to kill men with her bare hands since the age of eight. Desperate to use her Grace for good, she has secretly formed a council of citizens who are willing to risk their lives in the name of fairness and honesty. When a Council mission goes a bit wrong, Katsa finds Po, another who possesses the killing Grace, and he changes her life. This incredible debut novel is a must-read for grade 9 all the way to adult!

19. August 2009 · Comments Off on How to Determine the Sex of a Child · Categories: Home And Family · Tags: , ,

You men out there are the sole parties responsible for passing on the genetic codes to determine if a child is male or female. It is a simple fact of biology: the Xx combination of sperm and egg create a female; the Xy are male. All eggs are X. Sperm can be either X or Y. So don’t blame us for the child’s sex; it’s really up to you. Now I’m going to explain in very simplistic terms the ways you can actually turn the odds in favor of your choice of girls or boys.

Now remember – conception takes place in the fallopian tube with the first sperm to reach and penetrate the surface of the egg. Thus conception is the result of a race amongst millions of little swimming sperm to reach the single available egg. (A small percentage women ovulate on both sides simultaneously and have a higher propensity to create fraternal twins).
There are two kinds of sperm: the androsperm or male-genetic-code-carrying version and the genosperm or female. For simplicity let’s call the boys Andys and the girls Gennys. Determining the sex of your child has to do with taking advantage of the unique characteristics of each. Here are those we can easily manipulate:

Andys are smaller and swim faster. But like the hare versus the turtle, Andys don’t swim as far and don’t last very long. Consider them the sprinters.
The Gennys are larger and slower. They can last up to 36 hours in some vaginal environments. Call them the long-distance runners.

Men tend to increase the ratio of Andys to Gennys in the “load” when there has been an extended period of abstinence. This has been shown over the years where the first generation of children after men have been away at war have a higher portion of males than the long-term average. Also certain cultures who only engage in sexual intercourse once a month at the expected time of fertility have very high proportions of males (60+ percent),
Gennys favor more acidic environments. Andys like basic.

What to do? There are five things to remember:

Penetration – The closer the point at which the “load” (the ejaculate) is delivered to the egg the more likely a sprinter (an Andy) will win the race. So guys, to make boys, stick it all the way in when you reach climax.

T-iming If the load is delivered before the egg is available the Andys will die off and the Gennys will be there waiting. Ovulation usually takes place around the 14th day of the cycle (measured by as day one being the start of the menstrual period). Intercourse on the 12th or 13th day will favor Gennys because there will be no egg to fertilize for a day or two. To make boys, make an appointment on the 14th day. If you really want to be specific get a thermometer and wait until her temperature rises slightly.

Viscocity – Vaginal liquids are relatively thick and present an impediment to the Gennys. Andys swim right through these thick liquids. To make boys, make her real happy (several times) prior to delivering the load. Even you “jack-rabbit” 60-second climaxers can make boys if you properly prepare your woman’s love canal with some oral or other stimulation. So take your time. (If you must cheat use a little sterile lubricant like K-Y.)

Abstinence – If you do it every day you’ll probably make a girl as the “Andy/Genny” ratio in the ejaculate will decline. So save it up a little if you want a boy.

Acid/base – To make girls use the acid-containing douches (vinegar). For boys use baking soda.
If you follow these steps, a study from the mid-70’s determined that you will have an 85% chance of getting what you want.
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11. August 2009 · Comments Off on All Natural Skin Care Products for Sensitive Skin · Categories: Health · Tags: , ,

Many individuals suffer from sensitive skin and using damaging skin products, skin care products without unfriendly ingredients are attainable, one just needs to look around. The trick is to use natural and effective acne skin care products, and anti aging solutions. These solutions will use materials that are safe to a specific skin type.

Let us separate the common setting of a grocery shelf into two: natural skin creams from artificial creams. Although the packaging will tell us that they offer common benefits, the packaging will never tell us if they have side effects, and most importantly what they truly contain.

Read and research your products. Even when ordering from an online drugstore you can find help assistance from the staff.

Let us separate the common setting of a grocery shelf into two: natural skin creams from artificial creams. Although the packaging will tell us that they offer common benefits, the packaging will never tell us if they have side effects, and most importantly what they truly contain.

Natural are organic and are far less obtrusive to sensitive skin and long lasting benefits.

Beauty products always carry taglines whichtitillates the senses – everyone wants to become beautiful. Beauty always captures the world, so they say, in fact, every famous man or woman in history always has another man or woman behind who influenced the course of their fate. What we don’t see beneath the surface of elegant plastic container and within plastic cream bottles are beauty ingredients that may be harmful.

Going back to the advances of these modern times, aging can be defied, thought by some and proven by whom? But the question is simply how? Anti-aging therapies are now soaring the market. Some opt for surgery to hide the obscure effects of aging. While some prefer to go with a less vain option, mull over the use of antioxidants and supplements. These are available in the market in the form of pill but its effects may vary according to prices. And that also goes with surgery, but one must be wise enough to think better of safety to consider these options. Since aging process is not yet fully understood and to undo its effects pose question to scientists still.

As a cosmetics user, you are always open to two options: go artificial or go natural, but for the choice of safety and for the choice of receiving par benefits, going natural would be the best option and always ask your online drugstore for additional advice.

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08. August 2009 · Comments Off on Turtle Bay Crib Bedding by Cocalo – A Product Review · Categories: Shopping And Product Reviews · Tags: , ,

Cocalo, started in the late 1990’s, quickly became one of the most exciting new baby bedding designers, mainly through its introduction of baby bedding collections under the Baby Martex, OshKosh, and Kimberly Grant brands. Recently, they have begun to expand their own house brand of crib bedding, Cocalo, with bright and colorful themed bedding collections. Turtle Bay crib bedding is one of these recently introduced collections. Retailing for $170-180 for a 4-piece crib set (including comforter, bumpers, dust ruffle, and sheet), this bedding appears to be an excellent value.

Turtle Bay bedding features vibrant hues of blue and green which were perfectly selected and combined to communicate an aquatic scene. The fabrics used are all very “touchable,” including chenille, sherpa, and terry. The comforter also features an effective use of rickrack and incorporates some higher quality woven fabrics. In woven fabrics, differently dyed or colored threads are woven together in a manner to create the desired pattern. Contrast this with printed fabrics, where a pattern is imprinted on the surface of a solid colored fabric. Woven fabrics are superior to, and more expensive than, printed fabrics, being more vibrant, durable, and color-fast.

As if the colors themselves were not enough, Turtle Bay features extensive embroidered appliqués of turtles, fish, and starfish. Close examination of this embroidery shows that a great deal of effort was put into making these decorative features high quality. As compared to other brands I have seen, there is no “bleeding” of appliquéd fabrics outside the lines of the embroidery. The bright colors in Turtle Bay can sometimes present quite a challenge to beginners who are trying to design their nursery.

Consumers should note that the Turtle Bay crib sheet was changed somewhat from what was originally conceived for the collection – the picture available for viewing on most websites has the original green plaid sheet. The new sheet has a printed pattern of turtles and starfish on a green polyester and cotton background.

Turtle Bay is just one more collection in the popular sea-life crib bedding themed category. If it is this theme that interests you, the following crib bedding collections may be of interest to you: Aloha Baby by Lambs & Ivy, featuring surfboards, palm tress, and beachwear; Lilly by Glenna Jean, featuring flamingos and seashells on a vibrant green and pink background; Surf’s Up by Glenna Jean, for a more sophisticated look with surfboards and classic cars; and Whales Tales by Lambs & Ivy.