Monday, December 29, 2014

Senior Dating Conversation Topics

Senior Dating Conversation Topics
So you're all set for that first real meeting and you've planned to meet in a neutral location such as a coffee shop. I've previously mentioned some conversation topics to avoid (though I'll be going over those again in the next article) but you may be wondering what CAN you talk about? Remember that you'll both likely be a bit nervous, and it's okay to break the ice by saying that or making a little joke about it. Say something like: "I haven't been this nervous since I went on my first date when I was seventeen!" If you sense that your nerves are giving you a bit of verbal diarrhea, take a breath and deliberately turn the stage over to your date. It's important to ensure that the conversation is not one-sided - neither you nor your date should be doing ALL the talking. For example, you have been chatting about how you love travelling and suddenly realize that you have started a dissertation about every place you have ever visited as if you were making a documentary for National Geographic! Stop, and ask your date where is the most memorable place that they've ever visited, and let him or her elaborate. Nerves can also make people clam up so if this happens, put on your listening cap and ask questions to draw your date out. "What was the food like? Did you go on any sight-seeing tours? What made you want to go to Ireland? How did you find the people there - I hear the Irish are very friendly and fun loving." Here are five good topics for conversation to help keep things light. They will help you discover some interesting things about your date and most importantly the interests you share in common: (1) Hobbies - what kinds of things do you love to do? Think of things that you do to make you happy and talk about it. Maybe it is a pastime like genealogy or quilting. Maybe cooking is your thing, or maybe you volunteer at the local hospital. Don't assume that reading is bland and boring. Your discussion about favourite authors, books, plays and movies can be a great way to discover your shared passions. (2) Travel - places you have been or would love to go. This doesn't have to mean exotic international destinations; it could mean a great resort in cottage country two hours away that you visited. (3) Favourite foods. This is a great way to see how open-minded and flexible your date is plus it is a good way to find a common ground for a potential future meal together. You may just discover that your date loves Indian food as much as you do! (4) Exercise and fitness. This is another good way to discover commonalities for a future date. Maybe you both love to walk, or sail or do Tai Chi. Imagine planning a picnic in a place near the boardwalk where you can walk for a mile together and enjoy each other's conversation, while taking in the fresh air and beautiful scenery. (5) Family - talk about your kids and grandkids in general terms, but be cautious not to blather on and on about them. You may be very proud that your daughter graduated from Harvard with her PhD in law and your son is the chief surgeon at some huge hospital, but if you spend two hours talking about them and their accomplishments it takes the spotlight away from YOU. Remember that the purpose of the date is for you and your date to get to know each other - not each other's kids! Also if your date has kids but doesn't really want to talk about them, this may be a signal that there is some trouble in paradise. This will all reveal itself naturally as the relationship develops but don't talk too much about your kids if you sense that this may be an uncomfortable subject for your date. Remember to find the common ground! If you are not much of a drinker, or allergic to cigarette smoke, don't be afraid to say so. If your date drinks heavily and smokes like a chimney, these behaviours are difficult to change in people, so they can end up being deal breakers. But it is better to get that on the table early on. If there is a real connection between the two of you however, your date can decide how and if they want to adjust their habits to accommodate you, especially if you have a health issue associated with those habits. Conversely YOU may be the one with the habits that offend your date. You may be faced with a situation where you have to consider whether you like this person enough to want to change to be considerate to their needs. Remember, try to vary the conversation up so that you cover a variety of subjects and try to avoid all the negatives and deeply personal things. If the relationship develops, your ability to share your personal life will gradually happen in time, so don't be in a rush to talk about it on the first date. It's imperative in the early days to find as much common ground as you can, on which to build the foundation of the relationship. This doesn't mean you shouldn't talk about things that make you unique and special, on the contrary. But try to read your date's signals of what to talk about and what NOT to talk about. While it's important to draw conversation out of your date by asking questions if they are nervously quiet, don't push too hard. Try a little humour to relax them. If you end up with someone who doesn't let you get a word in, you will have to judge for yourself if this person is an arrogant boor who loves to talk about themselves, or if they are just so nervous, they don't know when to stop. You will know whether or not you want to give them another chance by going on a second date. Just remember that you are both in the same boat, but your date may not have had the benefit of the insightful Senior Dating advice that you have!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Scientist Discovers How To Make Any Woman Horny

Scientist Discovers How To Make Any Woman Horny

















Friday, December 26, 2014

Neo Nazi Group Hoodwinks State Into Selling It Mansion

Neo Nazi Group Hoodwinks State Into Selling It Mansion
Officials in the former East Germany have been stung by revelations that they were hoodwinked into selling a listed 19th-century manor house to a neo-Nazi group which used a frontwoman posing as a practitioner of alternative medicine to complete the deal.

The disclosures in yesterday's Der Spiegel are a major embarrassment for the once communist state of Thuringia, which spends EUR2.6 million (4.5 million) a year combating extremism in a region renowned for neo-Nazi politics and far-right violence. The neo-Nazi group plans to use the mansion as a centre for far-right extremists and Holocaust deniers.

Martina Renner, a spokeswoman for Thuringia's opposition Left Party, said the sale of the property was scandalous. "The state Government will have to explain how such a well-known building could be sold off to right-wing extremists without anyone realising what was going on," she said.

The manor in the small village of Guthmannshausen, 50km northeast of Weimar, is a neo-classical property containing a pillared banqueting hall, a sauna and numerous outbuildings. It was sold in May to a dubious neo-Nazi organisation called Gedachtnisstatte [Places of Remembrance], based in the western state of Lower Saxony. None of the officials involved realised that the buyer was a far-right group.

Yesterday, it emerged that Wolfram Schiedewitz, who is the president of Places of Remembrance, is an extremist with a track record of propagating pro-Nazi views and Holocaust denial which goes back two decades.

"We have finally found a new home," Schiedewitz declared in a message to his supporters. "We want to fill it with memory of our World War II civilians who were the victims of bombardment, expulsions and prison camps."

But experts said the group intended to set up a rallying point for the far right. The group's clandestine purchase fits a well-defined strategy which has enabled neo-Nazis to gradually increase their presence in the former communist East since Germany's reunification in 1990.

State security officials in Thuringia say the purchase of the house was most probably masterminded by a female neo-Nazi named only as "B". She posed as an alternative medicine practitioner and duped officials into believing she wanted to hold seminars in the building and rent it to other users.

However, the security officials, who insisted they were not consulted during the sale, said yesterday that "B" was not only a member of Places of Remembrance but also had close links to a Nazi group called the Society for Free Communication, the country's "largest far-right cultural organisation".



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

White Skin The Right Skin For Fashion Models In India

White Skin The Right Skin For Fashion Models In India
The faces of white women and men, mostly from Eastern Europe, stare out from billboards, from the facades of glitzy, glass-fronted malls and from fashion magazines in India. At an international automobile show last month in New Delhi, most of the models were white.

The presence of Caucasian models in Indian advertisements has grown in the past three years, industry analysts say. The trend reflects deep cultural preferences for fair skin in this predominantly brown-skinned nation of more than 1 billion people. But analysts say the fondness for "fair" is also fueled by a globalized economy that has drawn ever more models from Europe to cities such as Mumbai, India's cultural capital.

"Indians have a longing for that pure, beautiful white skin. It is too deep-rooted in our psyche," said Enakshi Chakraborty, who heads Eskimo India, a modeling agency that brings East European models here. "Advertisers for international as well as Indian brands call me and say, 'We are looking for a gori [Hindi for white] model with dark hair.' Some ask, 'Do you have white girls who are Indian-looking?' They want white girls who suit the Indian palate."

Family elders commonly comment on a newborn baby's color, after checking out the gender. One of the best-selling skin creams in India is called Fair ">Advertisers say that white female models appeal to them because they are typically less inhibited than their Indian counterparts when it comes to showing skin and posing in lingerie.

International fashion magazines in India, such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire and Vogue, regularly feature white women in their spreads. The fashion features editor of Vogue's Indian edition, Bandana Tiwari, calls the approach "going glocal," combining the words "global" and "local" to describe the new urban Indian consumer.

"When we put the white model in Indian clothes, it is a cultural exchange. It shows India's economic self-confidence," Tiwari said. "Of course, it also caters to the general feeling that 'fair' and 'beautiful' go together. For a rickshaw-puller who earns 2 dollars a day, seeing a fair-skinned woman is an escape, a fantasy."


Friday, December 19, 2014

Introducing Happiness

Introducing Happiness
I'm delighted to say that today is the official launch date for my book Introducing Happiness: A Practical Guide, published by the lovely Icon Books, both in hard copy and also on the Kindle. The book is a brief and breezy guide to various practical and philosophical approaches to happiness, from the world of positive psychology and the so-called "new science of happiness", to the disreputable behaviour of the Greek philosopher Diogenes, to the intricacies of Buddhist meditation, to the sublime idleness of Zhuangzi. And it's filled with what I hope are both entertaining and intriguing practical exercises so that intrepid readers can put some of the ideas in the book into practice.

Happiness these days is big business, and everyone (including me) seems to be getting in on the act; and it seems to me to be a good thing that there is a wider move to take happiness seriously. Nevertheless, as I have written before on this site, there are problems with some aspects of the current happiness agenda. And so whilst it was my aim in this book to put forward a variety of philosophical and practical approaches that have been claimed to lead to greater happiness - an Epicurean intelligence with respect to pleasure, for example, or the practice of Buddhist meditation, or the cultivation (harder than it looks) of uselessness after the model of Zhuangzi - it also asks the reader to look more closely at the claims that are made for happiness, and to ask what else, aside from happiness, might matter.

The book begins by saying fairly emphatically that it does not actually promise the reader happiness (even whilst I hope that it doesn't actively make people unhappy). There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that too many books make over-inflated claims about happiness, as if the problems of life might be solved by coughing up the price of a paperback; but my hunch is that they probably can't. This isn't to say that books cannot contribute to happiness - many books from Husserl's "Cartesian Meditations" to Tove Jansson's "Comet in Moominland" have, in their own obscure and peculiar ways, contributed to the happiness and richness of my own life - but it seems unfair to demand that any one book should be able to sprinkle the fairy-dust of happiness over its reader and make Everything All Right.

But there is another reason that the book, whilst it is cheerily practical, doesn't actually promise happiness; and that is because there are various kinds of thing, not all of them the same, that we might call "happiness". The happiness of an Epicurean in their garden is not the same as the happiness of a Stoic; the happiness of the Buddhist meditator is not the same as that of the idle Daoist sage; and the believer might claim that even the most supremely happy non-believer is somehow missing out on true happiness. To take an example, I sometimes look at descriptions of the supreme happiness promised in Buddhist texts and think, "Hmm I'm not sure I'd be "happy" with that kind of happiness" (which, the orthodox might respond, is simply a sign of my incorrigible worldliness. Ho hum) So even if these various approaches to happiness all "work", they don't necessarily lead us to the same point, to the same form of life. So one of the things I want to encourage readers of the book to do is to look more closely at what is being offered and promised when happiness is being talked about, and to ask whether, and to what extent, this is in fact desirable.

And this, finally, leads to the other aspect of the book, which is that it tries to encourage readers to look at the wider political issues that are necessarily a part of any talk about happiness. It seems to me that too many happiness books treat happiness as if it were exclusively a matter of working on your own inner life; but there are always broader political questions at stake, and so in the book I wanted to give readers a few ways in to exploring these questions. Because if this is a practical guide, then - as Aristotle knew - practical philosophy is not just a matter of ethics, but also of politics.

If you want to get hold of a copy, the link is here: Introducing Happiness: A Practical Guide.


Monday, December 8, 2014

One Billion Rise Victoria Bc 2013

One Billion Rise Victoria Bc 2013
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thinking Of Going Gray

Thinking Of Going Gray
We are pleased to be hosting Anne Kreamer here on the blog on Wednesday, October 19 to talk with us about her latest book, It's Always Personal. Our readers were fascinated by her last visit here when she shared her personal story about Going Gray, so we thought we'd share some excerpts of our last chat with Anne. If you've ever considered going gray yourself, here's some of what Anne shared with us at that time:

NR: What were the issues that you'd uncovered while your hair was growing out?

Anne: I discovered that I was worried about whether I could ever be attractive to men in the same way with gray hair as I thought I had been with my dyed brown hair. And when I began to talk with other women about my experience I uncovered that worry about their loss of attractiveness is perhaps the single greatest fear almost all women feel as they get older since gray hair is our most visible signal of age. Women were also terrified that they would lose professional opportunity if they were perceived as old.

NR: How did you go about getting at the underlying truth or issues behind those fears?

Anne: I did several different things. I talked to as many different kinds of men and women as I could - from well-known people like Emmylou Harris, Anna Quindlen, Frances McDormand, Mireille Guiliano (French Women Don't Get Fat), Nora Ephron and Governor Ann Richards to regular people I met across the country. I conducted a national survey of 500 people probing all sorts of issues around aging and the things that we do to mask the signs of aging. I used myself as a guinea pig in a variety of situations - I pseudo-dated on-line, went out to bars, interviewed headhunters and met in cognito with image consultants. And I read everything I could get my hands on.

NR: What surprised you the most?

Anne: You mean after I figured out that I had spent 65,000 on hair color alone during the 25 years I dyed my hair? (That 65,000 would today be worth 300,000 after adjusting for inflation!)

NR: Wow! But yes, beyond that statistic.

Anne: What most surprised me was discovering that when it comes to letting their hair be its natural gray, or not, I think a lot of women tend to be worried about the wrong thing. I certainly was. More women are more worried that men won't find them attractive with gray hair, and yet believe that gray hair is acceptable professionally. My research revealed that the truth is the opposite.

NR: What do you mean?

Anne: Well, for instance, I tried to really get at whether gray hair was unattractive to men on I figured if I was honest about my age and interests and posted an image of myself with gray hair that I'd naturally get fewer "dates" (or "winks" as overtures are called on than I would when I posted the same information but instead used an image of myself with my hair Photo-shopped brown. And shockingly, after I did the experiment three times in three different cities, three times as many men in New York, Chicago and L.A. were interested in going out with me when my hair was gray. This blew my mind. When I was on Good Morning America, they replicated the experiment with a 61-year-old widow in Florida and she had the exact same results! Maybe men figured that if we were being honest about the color of our hair that perhaps our lack of pretence would make us more accessible and easier to date. Or maybe the gray made me stand out from the overwhelming majority of Match-com women my age who color their hair. I honestly don't know. But I do know the results were inspiring. We should give men a lot more credit.

NR: Did you test this theory in the real world?

Anne: Yes, as a matter of fact, I did. I went out to a variety of New York bars (from places where Wall Street guys would hang out to the kinds where locals went to watch sports) and once again I was really surprised by how it seemed that my gray hair color did nothing to prevent me from meeting and talking with nice-looking younger guys. Most women I talked with during research for my book were convinced that if a woman had gray hair and then got divorced that it was absolutely essential that she dye her hair if she were ever going to date again. I strongly believe that that is not the case. And moreover, I would suggest to most women that if the guy they're interested in will only like them if they dye their hair, then maybe he's not Mr. Right.

NR: Was there anything else that supports your contrarian point of view?

Anne: The results from my survey were compelling. There is a huge double standard. Through a Photo shopped experiment I also tested precisely how much gray hair aged a person and what I discovered is that if a person is in their 40s or 50s, gray hair allows others to accurately guess a person's age. When I Photo shopped the gray hair out with brown, the person was guessed to be about two or three years younger. Which seems like a modest difference to work so hard to achieve. I think the reality is we are only fooling ourselves about our age through the use of hair color.

NR: So what was the story professionally?

Anne: I interviewed different media headhunters - one in New York, the other based in Colorado and both said that they had neither a female client nor a prospective job candidate with gray hair. They went into real detail about how gray hair was consistently viewed as a signal that a person would not be "right" for most company cultures. And they suggested that if a woman were in sales or marketing allowing herself to go gray on the job would be the kiss of death.

NR: You didn't expect this?

Anne: I met with these women assuming they'd tell me that if I wanted to get back into the corporate arena then I'd have to update my image and dye my hair. But I didn't expect them to be so emphatic about how damaging gray hair could be to a woman's career. What I've come to believe is that we need women in prominent positions (say, Hillary Clinton) to have their natural hair color in order to give other women the choice or option to dye or not to dye. In my mind it's like baldness was for men before professional athletes like Michael Jordan or actors like Bruce Willis made baldness seem sexy and masculine. If there were more Emmylou Harris' the choice would be easier.

NR: What about the image consultants?

Anne: I was completely taken aback by the image consultants. I met with three very different people and firms and in each instance they believed that my gray hair could be a professional asset - something along the lines of the way Meryl Streep looked playing the character, Miranda Priestly in the Devil Wears Prada. The main thing I learned from the consultants is that if you change any one aspect of your look, then it is important to modify everything else to bring out your best features. I needed to update my style and color palette.

NR: Where did you end up? Do you disapprove of people who dye their hair?

Anne: I certainly don't disapprove of people who dye their hair - after all, I'm a very recent convert to my natural color. And I no longer work in a corporate environment so I have the luxury of feeling safe and comfortable writing at home by myself with my gray hair and I've been married to the same man for 30 years. But I did come through on the other side happier and more at home in my body than when I dyed my hair. It feels liberating to walk down the street and know that as much as possible I'm projecting pretty much who I am to the world. I love not spending the time at the beauty shop and I really love not spending the money.

I feel like I'm a better role model for my daughters and it seems like my husband finds me as sexy with my natural hair.

I also discovered through my research and reading that acknowledgement of your real age is one of the most important tools we have to increase the odds that we'll age healthfully and happily. Several studies have clearly indicated that people who accept their age actually live longer. So I love that by choosing to give up one little piece of artifice I might actually be helping myself stick around longer for the grandchildren I long to know.

NR: If you'd like to hear more from this dynamite woman, join us again on Wednesday for another sit-down with Anne Kreamer. You'll learn about her take on the new realities of emotions in the workplace as Anne talks about her new book, It's Always Personal.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Do You Ever Just Wake Up Pouty

Do You Ever Just Wake Up Pouty
Sometimes (today) as unequivocally as I wake up I'm in obscurity being. Don't truthful blab why. Essential at my core I'm a glass-half-empty person (which I'm aggressively enthusiastic on, to all intents and purposes) and I think acquaint with are existence taking into consideration my real self can't help but external. In our time I'm brusque about slightly things leave-taking trivially out of kilter in my life. I need to just put on my big girl panties and gain care of powers that be, but whining about it on the internet is just so extensively easier. The Tuesday obscurity is three fold:The Prince is ahead of unusual damn illness and I'm close to my psyche end. This time with brute force, he seems to have available slow some sort of injury to the core of his paw and it is dirty (or at most minuscule that's my own internet-research diagnosis). He is not in bother and function isn't hope (but we've believed that beside) this time, but tomorrow I have available to gain off work, get him to the vet and pay for whatever exam/procedure/medication it takes to tie the paw in question. He's happy as he can be, but can't stop defeat it and the detail looks strange deathly, so this essential be addressed. I have available no alternative but to patiently and compassionately treat his exact situation with all the mommy-like vivacity it requires, but I'm about out of debilitate for this overall powers that be. 2010 has ahead of been a slump day for the Prince. I'm over it. I love the exact man so extensively and he is the utmost stable/permanent/dependable tough in my life, so I'll be veterinary-ing tomorrow. Until as well as...sulk.I'm thrashing a wall on my residue departure venture. I'm so flipping frustrated with this overall can of worms too. I'm enthusiastic on the diet (slick the weeknight wine and afternoon bronzed fixes have available been knowingly destitute) and enthusiastic out like a crazy lady. I've been gym-ing it as extensively as I can, to the benefit of 4-5 times a week. This body ain't what it used to be and can't just hop back from my bad choices. UGH. As the spring show are coming out I'm reminded trimming and trimming what a hungry idiot I acted like in the frozen. I had an grave mid-month residue in. I'm leave-taking to treat it like a coincidence and try to press on. Stand-in sulk. (Update: a mega-nice friend has referred me to her boyfriend who is also a workout and fuel expert. He's theoretical me a call-up...and it's troublesome.)I can't reverberation to get my finances in order. I'm enthusiastic hard to be a up front financier and truthful be adult, but it seems like things keep coming up. This probably compounds all my not getting any younger problems. Supplementary income = less stress about Prince's medical issues. Supplementary income = personal trainer. I'm truthful do something my best to keep my shopping and activities in tally up, but I just can't get swift. Boo boo. The real world truthful beats me down sometimes. Triple sulk.The mystifying detail about it all is I'm not self-assured how to tie in my opinion. At not getting any younger times taking into consideration I'm afflicted with the pouts I use in some retail therapy and eat tuneful things. No can do this time with brute force. I'm trying to find unusual way to beat my wounds and can't find a great unlimited that doesn't add up intake or eating. This may possibly be a personal growth unplanned and I may possibly come out a stronger person...... but for today I have available the pouts.But, I am sympathetic for a lot of good all of you blog friends!Tomorrow is a new day.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Do Average Joes Have It Better Than Gorgeous Hunks

Do Average Joes Have It Better Than Gorgeous Hunks
At the end of the day, there are no absolutes. Like I mentioned in my book 'LESSONS FROM 15,000 FIRST DATES', 'Strange as it sounds, the reality is that plain Janes sometimes have it better.' This is based on the premise that most plain Janes I have met are more realistic, reasonable and are more willing to compromise. Having said that, I have also met Plain Janes who are unwilling to compromise and I have met beautiful women who after a lot of experiences who are willing to compromise. Hence, the same applies to average Joes. There are average Joes that are realistic, reasonable, down-to-earth set of dating criteria and are more willing to compromise. At the same time, there are also average Joes who told me, "Violet, I know I am a 5, and I know you are matching me with a 5. But I want to be matched with a 10!" Some men who are gorgeous and know it and when coupled with financial stability would sometimes suffer from what I call the 'elevator syndrome'. When the go to the first floor, they met someone who's pretty. They then wonder to themselves, I wonder if someone on the second floor would even be better. I want someone who's pretty and smart. And there she was at the second floor. Then they would wonder if they can meet someone even 'better' on the third floor e.g. pretty, smart and curvy. So on and so forth. As compared to the average Joes, who might know that they are not as good-looking or as suave or as confident, and are simply on the lookout for a kind and nurturing woman who would make a good wife. And once they have met her, they are more likely to settle down. Men and women are different and hence when it comes to dating criteria, they are also looking out for different things. Just like some men will put women into two categories when it comes to dating and relationship i.e. the 'wife material a.k.a. they will bring home to see mum type' and the 'short fling type', often some women will also put men into two categories - 'the provider' and 'the player'. Having said that, there are average Joes who are average in their looks but have honed their 'player' skills and are able to attract women to them like bees to honey because they just know how to push the right buttons. There are also gorgeous hunks who are actually very down-to-earth and is a total sweetheart when it comes to love and is also a perfect gentleman. 'Players' need not necessarily be gorgeous hunks. Sometimes, they just portray a sense of coolness, a sense of confidence or even a sense of danger that appeal to women. They seem so in control and they just know what to say and do at the right time. And thus, women tend to be more attracted to 'the player' than 'the provider'. Many a times, women would go for 'the player' to only get burnt at the end of the day because 'the player' does not tend to want to settle down because he knows that he has a huge following and know he just know what to do to make girls fall for him. And thus, eventually women learn to see beyond the facade and to look out for things that matter - dependability, loyalty, sense of responsibility - criteria that would make a good companion, a good husband and a good father. Many of these characteristics actually describe 'the provider'. I think ultimately, if we are talking about having and sustaining a long term relationship, 'the provider' (which most of the time would be the dating strategy of the average Joes) will be the one who is the ultimate winner as compared to 'the player' who seems to get all the girls in the beginning. 'The player' will be the biggest loser because he will never be able to sustain a long term relationship even though he seems to be the one having all the fun at first. When men are looking for the right one, looks and physical appearances tend to rank high because most men are very visual. However, when women are looking for the right one, they tend to take a more overall approach. I am not saying that looks are not important to all women. However, most women also look out for other things such as financial stability, sense of humour, confidence etc. other than looks before they judge whether to take the relationship to the next level. Thus, looks is not the only thing that women are looking for. Of course, there are also women who shun gorgeous men. There are some lady clients that I have met who will say that, "Violet, please don't introduce me to someone who's too good-looking!" I think, in their mind, they are thinking that women will always be attracted to good-looking men and they do not want to have unnecessary competition in future. But having said that, there are also women who say to me, "Violet, make sure you pick the best looking man for me, ok?" However, I would have to say, there are more women saying, "Violet, make sure you find me a good man who's kind, confident and humorous!" rather than "Make sure you find me a good-looking man!" WHAT DO YOU THINK? DO YOU THINK GORGEOUS HUNKS HAVE IT BETTER? OR AVERAGE JOES? SHARE WITH US YOUR COMMENTS!Share on FacebookVIOLET LIM VIOLET LIM is a real-life modern matchmaker who has founded Asia's leading lunch dating company Lunch Actually ( Violet is the bestselling author of the dating book 'Lessons From 15,000 First Dates'. She is also an acknowledged dating and relationship expert who has been featured on more than 1000 media coverage including ABC News 20/20, Bloomberg, CNBC Asia, CNN Go, Channel News Asia, USA Today, TV Tokyo and Singapore's National Day Video 2005 as one of Singapore's most aspiring people. Violet is happily married to her university sweetheart Jamie and they have two young children. More Posts - Website RELATED POSTS: *

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How To Increase Your Brainpower

How To Increase Your Brainpower
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Irresistible Seduction Master In 30 Minutes The Art Of Seducing Your Friends Honest Review

to learn how to get your ex girlfriend back from another guy using Michael Fiore's Text Your Ex Back PDF ebook and multimedia training system. How To Get Your Ex Girlfriend Back From A New Boyfriend - Video Description When your ex girlfriend starts dating someone else after a breakup and you still have feelings for her, it puts you in a real dilemma. Do you try to put her out of your mind and just move on or do you formulate a strategy to win her back? Learning how to get your ex girlfriend back from a new boyfriend requires patience and a lot of self-control. Your first instinct will be to panic or to get angry. It's the mindset of, "I need to do something quick or I'll lose her forever." or "I can't believe she's dating such a douchebag." However, acting out of desperation, anger,or in an emotionally heightened state will actually push her away for good. This is where the patience and self-control comes into play. Women love men who are in control both mentally and physically, so if you can't even control your own emotions, she won't be drawn to you. Relationship expert Michael Fiore says, "Instead of getting angry, focus on understanding women and being the guy they need you to be (without losing that "nice guy" core they deserve)." You need to step back from the relationship and get rid of any neediness you may be feeling. In fact, it's a good idea to follow a no contact rule for 30 days. Letting her miss you will help and this



Friday, November 14, 2014

Is He Taking It Slow Or Just Not That Into Me

Is He Taking It Slow Or Just Not That Into Me
This is a story of girl meets boy. Schoolgirl and boy play email-text-phone tag, girl and boy at last go on a date three weeks future. And the motorcycle begins again. Beth O'Donnell, who runs the Recording and the Lush Folio of 40 blog, was introduced to a man at a networking party and the two bare they had a lot in group, having also attended Catholic schools in the fantastically Philadelphia territory. They unsmiling to get together, but afterwards Beth realized she had older to give the man her number. Fortunately he gave his card to their shared friend and she emailed him two days future. "I'd like to tell you I waited the nun-approved equal of time to contact him, but the resolution is, I was blogging for "Recording and the Lush Folio of 40" and forgot," O'Donnell wrote in a packages for Juicy Metropolitan. That's as soon as the scheduling back and forth began. It was three weeks with they went on the first date, and recent three with they went on the second date. "If I wasn't so lively, this energy bug me," Beth wrote to me. "Preferably, I polite of like the fastness. Quiet, political party did tell me that 'It's smooth-tongued he's just not that into you or he would make time.' It's not smooth-tongued to me but maybe I'm joking face-to-face. Or maybe I'm only as into him as he is into me and it doesn't matter." But she moreover had a question: "Some time ago do you designation it'- as soon as do you say, 'he's just not that into me' vs. 'grown-ups sing your own praises lives and have to honestly their schedules accordingly'?" It's an exciting question. Since is the difference concerning self-confident and hoarfrost and just plain apathetic? But as I read Beth's note, I realized I was far snooty prying in how "she" felt than how he did. Such as anything the man's feeling are in this story, Beth made it very smooth-tongued that "she" had yet to lose her intelligence. This is whatever thing I achieve women do a lot. We're so scared of being 'the crazy daughter or 'the needy daughter that we wind over backwards to let each person understand just how blas'e we are. And if that's what's departure on, fine. Sometimes it's nice to just go out to indulgence with a man who has rashly not the done thing intentions, regardless of what happens down the line. Tedious if you never fall in love, it's still an gamble to break out of your routine-to put on mascara, see a new territory, and try to like foxtrot. But sometimes you need to let the crazy girl in. At the back all, there's nobody level-headed or unbiased about falling in love-losing your mind is polite of the point. Self-evident ample of people couple up for reasons new than blinding passion, and that's fine for them. But if you "are" single on the sugary side of 40-or 30 for that matter-chances are you're looking do snooty than make a significant drink based on whether or not you also like movies and the outdoors. You want some balmy. And to get that, I think you sing your own praises to let yourself go a concise nuts. So as soon as do you call it? Right, as soon as you feel like it. Some time ago a date with this person just doesn't show appreciate the compel, or the cab fodder or the saxophone solitary. Some time ago you feel edgy what you've booked him on "Population "night. If the fledging relationship is meh, of scuttle bail. But first, ask yourself this: Is your lack of passion episode what you acutely don't feel noticeably, or what you are scared you energy feel a lot? "Declare THE AUTHOR:" "SARA ECKEL IS THE Author OF "IT'S NOT YOU: 27 (Slapdash) REASONS YOU'RE Recording". YOU CAN GET A Unfastened Impressive Episode OF HER Content AT "SARAECKEL.COM". YOU CAN The same Fall prey to HER ON "Trill" AND FACEBOOK." "DO YOU Take in A Brainteaser FOR SARA? GO TO SARAECKEL.COM/CONTACT AND ASK." The packages 'Is He Rob it Heavy, or Honest Not That Clothed in Me?' appeared first on eHarmony Blog.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dianna Agron Your February Woman Of The Month

Dianna Agron Your February Woman Of The Month
It's official, although almost pipped to the post by cult icon Sigourney, Dianna Agron is your woman of the month. And it's easy to see why this natural beauty gleefully ended in pole position. Born in Savannah, Georgia in 1986 and raised in San Francisco in a middle-class Jewish family, Dianna is no dumb blonde, graduating from high school with honors.Dianna was introduced to the stage at an early age, dancing from the age of three and performing in a number of local theatre productions throughout her pre-teen years. She moved on to teach dancing as a teenager.It's no surprise then that after graduating from high school Dianna pursued a life in acting, starting in a few commercials and bit parts in CSI: NY and Drake and Josh, moving onto more regular slots on Veronica Mars and Heroes. It's clear though that her most notable role to date is in Glee (one of the GGSF's faves...sorry), playing the cheerleader / leader of the celebacy club...who gets pregnant."Dianna is a dark horse though, in 2009 she wrote, directed, produced and starred in her own short film entitled A Fuchsia Elephant". Charlotte Hill (played by Dianna) makes a decision to change on her 18th birthday, she doesn't want to end up like her alcoholic mother. Her sober friend advises her to do something fun to celebrate, so they re-enact the 8th birthday that she never had with pirates, gypsies, and a fuchsia elephant. In 2010, Agron started making a name for herself in the movie world and starred alongside Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci and Cher in "Burlesque. " And of course, the reason why she was in our WOM February poll in the first place, her movement into science-fiction starring in "I Am Number Four". For those of you who don't know the plot, John (Alex Pettyfer) is seemingly an ordinary high school dude, however masking his true alien self, one that an enemy is seeking to destroy. She clearly got on very well with her gorgeous co-star Alex Pettyfer as they started dating, after being set up by their director (D.J Caruso, "Disturbia"). FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT DIANNA: * Dianna is a vegetarian and a bit of an animal rights activist in her spare time, being a member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). * Dianna's regular nickname is Di - simple but cute none-the-less. But her not so regular nick-name from her mother is next bullet to find out why! * Agron has a tattoo on her left ribcage saying 'Mary had a little lamb', as her mothers name is Mary (hence her not-so regular nickname). * Dianna's fave novels are Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis (we approve muchly of the choices!) * Glee isn't just a job to Dianna, she is good friends with Lea Michele (Rachel), Mark Salling (Puck) and Chris Colfer (Kurt) in real life and was even roommates with Lea Michele for a time (wow, we would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when they were busting out the show tunes after a boozy night out!). THE REAL DIANNA (IN QUOTES): "I definitely wasn't cool in high school. I really wasn't. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas, but I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things" "Having a dance background, I became used to rejection at an early age. Dance is very competitive, especially for a sensitive person like me. But I realised it's better not to take it so seriously. If you beat yourself up, it's hard to keep going" On Glee: I think that it shows that regardless of who you are and what group you belong to, that there are so many emotions behind each person in high school. Sometimes with teens, writers or directors, anybody, short-changes them and makes them be simple, simple individuals, you're either the jock or the popular kid or the nerd. They don't show those shades. Everybody has those shades to them. This show, it really expands upon vulnerability and excitement and anger all the experiences that you probably actually go through in high school"


Social Psychology Motivational And Public Speaking 101

Social Psychology Motivational And Public Speaking 101
Public and Motivational speaking is often a cause for anxiety for millions of people, and it need not be. With the proper preparation, knowledge, and mindset, you can become an extremely effective public speaker. Public and motivational speakers are in very high demand in today's society, and they are a part of nearly everyone's daily life. Effective public speaking opens many opportunities for those willing to increase their ability in this important skill. In this course, you will learn how to deliver your message clearly to an audience. We will include advice from professionals on how to inform, entertain, and motivate an audience into action. This advice includes how to combat stage fright and banish it forever, what elements to include in an effective speech, how to research an audience before you arrive, how to develop your own style, how to organize a speech's structure, how and when to use visual aids, how to control and train your voice, and more. We will also cover other aspects of public speaking such as nonverbal communication, and how to best prepare yourself questions from an audience. Other topics include how to give your best delivery when problems arise and how to deal with foreign audiences. This comprehensive course will give you the self-confidence you need to be an excellent speaker.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tlc Sister Wives Terrible Or Terrific

Tlc Sister Wives Terrible Or Terrific
Did someone watch TLC's "Sister Wives" Sunday night?I did, and I can't terribly make up my mind about it. (Unit the complete repayment In the order of) The voyeuristic lover of meager divider in me can't get satisfactory and will most likely watch the sum essence. That's just who I am I guess...The show is about a Utah man, Kody Grovel, and his three wives: Meri, Janelle and Christine. They are main Mormons and practice polygamy.They all live under one exceptional cover, in three separate, but united apartments (see a tour of the place In the order of). Impart are 12 descendants and one of the wives is having a baby. The descendants all go to a regard speculative for polygamist descendants (aka "polig-lets"....HAHAHAHA). Janelle, next of kin #2, understood this: "If we haul splendid, contributing members of society who are honorableand upright, that's our concluding goal, at all their module is." I terribly can't upset on that. Kody rotates his nights between all the wives. They go in with to a unbending bedroom usual. All night he says goodnight to everybody and each sunrise he greets everybody, but spends each night in a make equal bedroom. Unorthodox than that situation, they all work like a big collect. They clear the addressees that they "don't do weird:" Report the depressed play fastening at bottom right for the "non imaginary" clarification.On top of it all, he's "courting" a new next of kin, who, from previews of the essence, we learn is legally amalgamation the family. What's terribly raw is he hasn't obsessed a new next of kin in 16 time and all off urgent now is shopping physically. Robin, the new next of kin is like 15 time younger and way hot. Irritable. I'm all for this dude do something at all makes his diminutive immoral sing, but for me very well, it's so peculiar. In the order of are all the relevant that make me upset about it.....He perpendicular believes he deserves this sex average. And the wives think he deserves it too. They firmly swear that all of their sexual relationships and marriages are "separate" (that's just ludicrous). All three of the wives sought this routine and "couldn't think of not being in a plural marriage." He wants a new, hotter lift up next of kin. He has time to shop physically for a new, hotter lift up next of kin with three wives and 12 descendants at home. Kinda scary, right?As a side note, the Grovel family is now being investigated for felony bigamy. Let's not forget, having patronizing than one next of kin is a inappropriate. And this brainiacmeaningful to go on TLC and show the sum world what he was up to. Whenan idiot. The good news is that this attacker put to the test may well makethe show ALOT patronizing absorbing.Ithink I"m goodbye to wave around to keep reflection. One establishment I can't numeral outis how TLC keeps shrewdness all these crazy stories (sextuplets,quintuplets, dwarf family, the diminutive couple, the Duggars, hoarders, mermaid girl, etc.) Request you be reflection Sister Wives?


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How To Get A Valentines Day Date

How To Get A Valentines Day Date
Did you uncover that 68% of singles are looking for a Valentine's date? If you are looking for love indoors 2013 happening are some ways to get a date for Valentine's Day. One way to get a date is to be resolute. This will carry attention to yourself and if you comprehend up by flirting with prerogative partners, they will footnote your use in them. With you find somebody that you feel on the same wave length with, go for it. In the course of the valentines stage, high-class people are in effect looking for a long term relationship and crowd than just a Valentines Investigate. You can improve your chances of discrimination that special person candid the connect and connection of friends, the social survey at bars, and by just departure out - whether it is shopping or rob a walk. You can meet your prerogative date anywhere. The flagpole How to Get a Valentine's Day Investigate appeared first on


Monday, November 10, 2014

Changetalk Interview Nlp Expert And Trainer Sue Knight

Changetalk Interview Nlp Expert And Trainer Sue Knight http Sue Knight is a well respected NLP trainer and consultant. She is the author of the popular book 'NLP at work' and her trainings take her all over the world including India and Europe. Sue is most known for pioneering the use of NLP within business.


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nafisa Joseph Indian Female Models Photos Biography 2012

Nafisa Joseph Indian Female Models Photos Biography 2012


Nafisa Joseph was born on 28th March,1978 in banglore. She was the youngest child of Nirmal Joseph and Usha Joseph. She had done her schooling from Bishop Cotton School and St. Joseph College of Banglore. She entered into the profession of modelling at the age of 12. She became Miss India Paegant in the year 1997. She was one of the popular VJ of MTV. She has hosted the show MTV House Full for five long years.She was a true lover of animals. She had participated in many campaigns like welafare of stray dogs and for PETA.

She was betrayed by the businessman with whom she was supposed to get married. This incident broke Nafisa from inside and forced her to commit suicide in her flat of Mumbai on 29th July, 2004.

Nafisa is still remembered as a successful model as well as a true animal lover.

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Early life:

Nafisa joseph was the youngest child of Nirmal Josepf and Usha Joseph. She was born on 28th March 1978 in Banglore. She was the student of Bishop Cotton school and after that she moved to St. Joseph College of Banglore.At the age of twelve, she entered into the profession of modeling.She did it for an advertisement of wearhouse.After that she never looked back. She received the title of Miss India Pageant in the year 1997.

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In the year 1999, Nafisa participated in the Model Hunt of MTV and got selected successfully. After that she hosted many shows for MTV.One of her popular shows was MTV House Full. Nafisa was the VJ of this show for five long years.She was one of the top ranked VJ's of MTV.

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Later Life:

Nafisa was a true lover of animals. She had camoaigned for many animal welfare society. Wefare of Stray Dogs and PETA were among such societies. She also had a deep interest in writing. She wrote a column 'Nafisa for Animals' for Times of India.

Every girl has a dream of getting married to a person she like. Nafisa too had this dream. She was in relationship with a business with whom she was about to get married. But all of a sudden Nafisa got to know that the businessmen is already married. This incident shaked Nafisa from inside. She fell into a great depression and on 29th July 2004 she hunged herself in her flat of Mumbai.

However, Nafisa is still alive in the heart of her fans.

" Nafisa we miss you"



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chinas First Womens Only Store

Chinas First Womens Only Store
At the end of 2014, ADIDAS LAUNCHED THREE NEW WOMEN'S STORES IN CHINA just weeks apart from each other. The first women's store debuted in Beijing and two more stores were launched in Chengdu. The women's store is a new segmented retail format which OFFERS THE BEST OF WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS FROM ALL KEY CATEGORIES including running, training and yoga as well as adidas by Stella McCartney.

The store design features warm colours, light wood and a bright and spacious interior. It is a sports-branded retail environment that is truly attractive and inviting.


And as per the adidas Group's strategy for Greater China, we planned to open numerous segmented retail stores to capture the widely diverse Chinese consumer market. Segmented retail stores and rebranded store concepts are important as THEY OFFER FRESH BRANDED RETAIL ENVIRONMENTS that give consumers the opportunity to see the breadth and the depth of the adidas brand - from Sport Performance to Originals to Neo.

The shop offers women's performance products from all key categories

According to research, ADIDAS HAS BECOME THE LEADING SPORTS BRAND FOR WOMEN IN CHINA. Not only that, the company has inspired a whole new generation of women to take up exercise and sport. How did we get here? First, we need to rewind to March 1, 2013, when adidas launched its first locally developed women's marketing campaign in China.


For adidas, a leading sports brand in China, one of the challenges it faced was that Chinese women felt alienated by the masculine image presented by sports brands. As much of sports communications was driven vertically through key categories such as basketball, football and running, women didn't feel a proper connection with a sports brand.

In 2013, ADIDAS LAUNCHED ITS FIRST-EVER LOCAL CAMPAIGN TARGETING CHINESE WOMEN. The campaign's mission was to inspire Chinese girls to develop a passion for exercise and sport and, of course, to turn to adidas for all of their sports apparel and footwear needs.

#MYGIRLS community at the women's only store

Through qualitative and quantitative research, adidas uncovered the insight that, FOR CHINESE GIRLS, SPORT IS ABOUT SOCIAL BONDING. Girls believe they can gain happiness and build friendships through sport. Tapping into the importance of friendship, adidas created the "all in for #mygirls" campaign, which showed the fun and bonding girls can have when they come together to do sports.


The 2013 ADIDAS WOMEN'S CAMPAIGN WAS RECOGNIZED WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS GOLD EFFIE AWARD. Launched in 1968, the Effie Award is one of the leading industry awards for the most effective marketing communication ideas and campaigns. The follow-up 2014 adidas women's campaign was also recognized with a SILVER EFFIE AWARD. In 2014, the Silver Effie was the highest award given out.SEE ALSO: Homecourt brings the passion of sport to retail

As a result of this successful marketing campaign, WE'VE SEEN SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN THE WOMEN'S CATEGORY, one of our fastest-growing categories in China. Additionally, according to post-campaign research, we've seen an uptick in sports participation among women and have also made SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN BRAND AWARENESS AND PURCHASE INTENTION among our target audience.

Best selection of innovative and technologically advanced footwear

As a leading sports brand, one of our goals has been to develop sport in China and encourage more people to participate in sports. It has been extremely gratifying to see A NEW GENERATION OF WOMEN DISCOVER A HEALTHY LOVE FOR EXERCISE AS A RESULT OF OUR CAMPAIGN.


The market is maturing and as more women in China develop a passion for fitness and sport, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PRODUCTS THAT WILL MAXIMIZE THEIR PERFORMANCE. We're proud to offer the best selection of innovative and technologically advanced sports apparel, footwear and accessories for women but equally proud to have an experiential and engaging series of segmented retail stores in which TO OFFER THEM TO OUR INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED WOMEN CONSUMERS. READ NEXT: Retail is Detail - Why putting clothes on hangers matters


Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Philosophy Of Marxism

The Philosophy Of Marxism

In addition to the most blue labels that are thrown roughly recitation Collectivism is that it is a "mundane religion." This assumes that Marxists are people who are starved for meaning and occupation in array religion for the mundane, but being durable, comfort in collectivism. This may be an convenient notice for some in the Socialist community, such as Stalinists, who include built a vogue of personality roughly word such as Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. Motionless, for the generalization of Marxists who include not barren collectivism for license capitalism and the exchange of hand-outs for humanity's assistance reliance, this notice austerely does not make face. This notice assumes that Collectivism is a only supporter or commercial philosophy. This is not true. In fact, at the very core of Collectivism is the love that the chief problem with capitalist society is that we section our commercial existence from our supporter existence and both existences with our recently, spiritual, and deep existences. Marx assumed that live in years in capitalist society are pounce to include everything which amounts to the deep evenly balanced of multi-personality disruption, doubtless multi-existence disruption. Whereas we see ourselves as one being, the foreign aspects of ourselves are so far from each choice that it is as if they belong to foreign people. Marx believes that humans include only one existence, and that all the delicate aspects of this existence be required to not be unconnected from each choice. Marx argues that when of this keep apart of existences, we feel gone astray in our lives. Marx describes this as estrangement. Battle estrangement is at the core of Collectivism. For a a cut above in range look at estrangement, read Erich Fromm's recount.

This deep arranged to Socialist theory invalidates the idea that Collectivism is a mundane religion. Collectivism is a philosophy, and a spiritual one at that. Hegel, whose ideas Marx translates into the material world, assumed that history consisted of hand-outs putting up barriers to its own achievement that God is arrived ourselves. Marx assumed that the close relative of all barriers is capitalism. This meaningful vision stops lacking of mandating what each individual's spiritual lives be required to consist of. That would be trip the line, cease each individual's personal search for obedience, Elucidation. Therefore, Marxists are not spiritual authoritarians that attract the full spiritual (and astute) energies of the backup of Marx.

Motionless, Collectivism is far from being austerely an commercial or supporter philosophy. Therefore, it is in the same way not austerely a mundane religion. It is a philosophy that is as meaningful and total as that of the most impressive philosophers in history. It is this way when it is a philosophy that builds upon the ideas of older times, and a cut above fitting on the ideas of the Elucidation. Hegel is upright for widely of Marxism's conceptual core. Feuerbach is upright for its commentary of practical religion, and Marx is upright for its commentary of capitalism and for its full applicability in the material world. We protection that hand-outs will find Collectivism to be an idea that his real. We are in the same way self-confident that it will be an idea that continues to live, an idea that will be built upon for as long as we remain to think and to love.