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The Four Growth Stars

It has been awhile since I had posted about the Four Graveyards. As the name implies, the Four Graveyards represent the ending of a cycle.

The Four Growth Stars are the opposite of Graveyards. It represents the beginning of a cycle. A starting point!

It represents youthfulness, happy-go-lucky and childlike behaviour – naïve, trusting, gullible and innocent. Thus, the Four Growths are energetic, exciting, innovative and creative.

These are how the Four Growth Stars radiate their energy.  bazinga  Due to its energetic and active nature, they represented the Sky Horse Stars, also known as the Travelling Stars. They are always on the move, doing and creating. These stars are represented by the Earthly Branches of Yin Tiger, Si Snake, Shen Monkey and Hai Pig.

While the Graveyards keep and hoard, the Four Growths give birth and multiply. One is yin and the other is yang. Whilst the Graveyards are motionless and tranquil, the Growths are active and alive.

Each of these Four Growth Stars is growing an element except the Si Snake which has two. The Yin Tiger grows the fire. The Si Snake grows the metal and earth. The Shen Monkey grows the water. Lastly, the Hai Pig grows the wood.

Now how does these Four Growth Stars affect a person life?

In the old days, people who were the explorers, nomads and merchants were heavily influenced by the Four Growths. The Scandinavian Viking explored Europe via its oceans and rivers through trade and warfare spanning the late 8th to 11th centuries. The Age of Discovery was filled with movement and expansion during the early 17th century. I believed that the Period of Vikings and the Age of Discovery or Exploration are closely linked to and influenced by the Four Growth Stars. The Age of Exploration also led to European colonization which gave rise to Colonial empires.

While it will be hard to track down the birth data of a Viking, two persons do comes my mind. Are you thinking of what I’m thinking? If yes, then you will know who I’m researching for my next post.

Whilst the world is now scaled and marked at every corner and printed on a map, thus leaving nothing more to be discovered, the Growth Star people are still wanderers and adventurers at heart.

You will see them working in some exotic country, or becoming a scientist that travels deep into the sea or set foot on the moon to see what human has not set eye on before.

Or you may see them sell you a bungee jump or two. At it worst, you may see another Jack Sparrow drifting along the ocean.

Or they are the businessman who has created an innovative product and actively promoting it all around the world. A business who wants to grow and expand around the world needs the Growth Star too. A big conglomerate cannot become one without the Growth Star.

People who have strong Growth Star in their BaZi never matured. They are also the people who like to throw nonsensical tantrum. Sometime they are too idealistic and naïve for their own good. They will never stop growing. They are the fun people. They are forever young at heart.

Josephine Phang is the Founder of BaZiChic Chinese Metaphysics Consultancy. She specialist in BaZi consultation, FengShui audit and Date Selection. She and her team dedicated to help you achieve a desirable life of happiness, pleasure, wealth and honour. For more information

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The Secret On Feng Shui and Destiny

The Chinese believes that the universe came into being from the 5 primordial element namely, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood which govern Feng Shui and Destiny. Stephen Hawking, the renown physicist, in his essay, ‘Is Everything Determined?’ subscribes to the view that everything in the universe is governed by the set of rules. In The East as they terms it as Feng Shui and Destiny itself.

From this perspective, the Chinese people have believed in such a worldview since a long time ago. It can be agreed on that the universe must follow a set of rules. Man, being a tiny part of the universe (Destiny), and comprising of the 5 elements, is also subject to such fixed rules and order.

BAZI (Understand Destiny) – SECRET on Ancient Chinese Metaphysic

Stephen Hawking, ‘Is Everything Determined?’  ホームページ制作 福岡   with relevant to The Secret in The Ancient Chinese Metaphysic(Destiny) are in coherent!

The origin of BaZi (Destiny-Reading) is attributed to Scholar Li Xuzhong of the Tang Dynasty (A.D 618-907). It was practiced by Xu Ziping in the Song Dynasty (A.D 960-1279). This ancient Chinese Art is derived from the text of the I-Ching or the Book of Oracles used for Destiny-Reading. It is based on the same principles, using the 5 primordial elements for Destiny-Reading and Feng Shui. This Chinese system Destiny-Reading and Feng Shui has been in used, consistently, for thousand of years through the winding course of its civilization.

It is true to say that BaZi (Destiny Reading) has shaped the cultural practices and philosophy of the Chinese people as much as Confucianism has shaped the characters and mindset of the people in China and beyond. In the olden days, the Chinese people seeking to their destinies and fortune travel far and wide to great temples to have their destinies revealed to them by masters of Destiny reading. In other words, consulting a fortune-teller was a common practice and very much a part of the Chinese culture.

The Chinese believes that the universe came into being from the 5 primordial elements. Stephen Hawking, the renown physicist, in his essay, ‘Is Everything Determined?’ subscribes to the view that everything in the universe is governed by the set of rules. From this perspective, the Chinese people have believed in such a worldview since a long time ago. It can be agreed on that the universe must follow a set of rules. Man, being a tiny part of the universe, and comprising of the 5 elements, is also subject to such fixed rules and order.We therefore believe that human fate and destiny is determined by “the invisible forces of the universal”.

Until recently most Destiny and Feng Shui masters were only Chinese speaking. The emergence of new masters proficient in the English Language has opened up this fascinating system of fortune telling to the entire English-speaking world. The Internet helps to provide the access and delivery of Destiny and Feng Shui system across the world at the touch of a button.

The question here is, is our fortune really determine from our birth?

The answer is Yes and NO!

Even if our destiny is fixed, We should not do nothing and instate we should put even more effort to achieve our goal!

The are a lot of opportunity in the world. We just need a clear mindset to determine what we want to do. There are only two kind of people in this world, The Creator and The Doer……we will leave this topic in our next discussion.

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Can Quadratus Lumborum Be a Lateral-Flexor of Lumbar Spine?

Anatomically, quadratus lumborum originates from iliac crest and inserted into the transverse processes of lumbar vertebrae and twelfth rib. From the point of biomechanics, it has been presented as side-flexor (lateral flexor) of spine. In this article, we shall analyze the possibilities of lateral flexion of lumbar spine taking their facet orientation seriously into account. There has been a wide range of studies related to the plane of orientation of lumbar facets. But when compared to facets of thoracic spine, lumbar facets are more saggitally oriented. This sagittal plane orientation makes the lumbar spine more specialized for flexion and extension. (It should be noted at this point that the coronal plane orientation of facets of thoracic spine makes them more specialized for lateral flexion and transverse plane rotation as well).

If the entire vertebral column is personified as a plant,  lumbarest  then its root is sacrum which is deeply rooted between two innominate bones. The whole world of biomechanics will agree that the sacrum (root of spine) is sacrificed for its stability not for mobility. Thus, any vigorous movement of trunk should not disturb the root of spine, so the saggital plane orientation of lumbar facets can effectively prevent root disturbing forces as they can act as a barrier for lateral flexion and transverse plane rotations of lumbar spine.

Hypothetically, we consider two factors that are responsible for lateral stability of lumbar spine or lumbar lateral stability index;

1. Facet joint space (distance between articulating facets)
2. Facet height/ transverse length of lumbar vertebral body ratio (Lumbar Lateral stability index?)

We shall understand the concept of lumbar lateral stability index through a simple geometrical method.

Draw a line whose length is 6 cm. Let the terminal points of this line be A and G. Plot 5 points on the line AG at 1 cm interval and name them as B, C, D, E and F, from point A towards point G. Draw a line running downwards from point B to about 1 cm and let this 1 cm line be perpendicular to the line AG. Let the tip of this 1 cm line be H. Draw another 1 cm line (IJ) parallel to line GH ensuring 0.3 cm interval between them.

Regard;

1. Line AG as transverse length of body of a lumbar vertebra (say, L-3)
2. Line GH as the height of right inferior facet of a lumbar vertebra (say, L-3)
3. Line IJ as the height of right superior facet of a lumbar vertebra located below (say, L-4)
4. 0.3 cm interval between line GH and IJ as facet joint space
5. Parallel arrangement of GH and IJ as saggital plane orientation of lumbar facets.
5. Point A as left lateral edge of L-3 and point G as right lateral edge of L-4.
6. This entire arrangement as the posterior view of L-3 and L-4.

Now, take let us draw arcs from various points on the line AG to see whether point H collides on the line IJ. This arc study is to identify the scopes and magnitude of lateral flexion of lumbar spine. In this example, we shall study the possibilities and the extent of left lateral flexion of L-3 on L-4. For example, after selecting a point (say, F), keep the compass on point F and align the pencil to be on point H, and then draw an arc superiorly. An arc drawn from point F like this will intersect the line IJ. That point of intersection can be called as “Limiting point” which is the point that restricts lateral flexion. Likewise, try on all points from G to A. You will find the arcs drawn from D, C, B and A are not intersecting, so no limiting points. (Arc drawn from D will go very close (tangential?) to IJ but no intersection on IJ takes place. You also can find the arc drawn from a point between D and E does not intersect IJ. Even the arc drawn from point E intersects IJ on a point close to I). According to this example, the distance between point G and D is 3 cm.

Hypothetically, we shall also consider Lumbar lateral stability index = Facet height / Transverse length of lumbar vertebral body. If lumbar lateral stability index equals 1 or greater than 1, then lateral flexion of lumbar spine is very much restricted. If lumbar lateral stability index is less than 1, then lateral flexion of lumbar spine is unrestricted. Not only that, if lumbar lateral stability index is much less than 1, then the lumbar spinal column must require very strong collateral musculo-ligamentous support to prevent lateral-ward dislocations.

Example: 1

If the transverse length of lumbar vertebral body (in this experiment, FG) is equal to the height of the facet (GH), then;

Lumbar lateral stability index = Facet height/ Transverse length of lumbar verterbral body

= 1 cm / 1 cm

= 1

Example: 2

If the transverse length of lumbar vertebral body (in this experiment, DG) is greater than the height of the facet (GH), then;

Lumbar lateral stability index = Facet height/ Transverse length of lumbar verterbral body

= 1 cm / 3 cm

= 0.33

Obviously, if the transverse length of all lumbar vertebral body is greater than the height of the facets; then lateral flexion of lumbar spine is also feasible. But we have taken the facet joint space comfortably as 0.3 cm but in reality facet joint space plays crucial role in deciding lumbar lateral stability index. Smaller the facet joint space (distance between GH and IJ), greater will be the lumbar lateral stability index.

In case, if the lumbar facet joint space in vivo is too narrow, then the role of quadratus lumborum is questionable. I mean, quadratus lumborum may have a very limited function as side-flexor of lumbar spine.

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Coffee Tips That Everyone Can Benefit From

 

Walking into a specialty coffee shop these days can be intimidating, to say the least. It takes a whole new vocabulary just to order a cup of coffee, with lingo that includes words like “double, skinny, no whip, 3/4 shot decaf” and more. Though it can seem excessive to a newcomer, you may find that you actually enjoy the options that you have now. Read on for some ways to decipher the meaning of these things.

There are coffee makers that are great for brewing only single cups of coffee. It will let you make just one cup of coffee, of any kind that you want. Each maker has a different attribute, so select wisely.

To save money by buying bulk coffee without sacrificing flavor, measure out what you plan to use immediately and store it at room temperature. Coffee tastes best when it is brewed from room temperature grounds. Coffee you plan to use within the next week can go in the refrigerator, and the remaining beans or grounds should go in the freezer.

Rinse off your coffee filter before placing it inside of the coffee maker. The coffee filters may have fibers or plastic on them when you take them out of the plastic packaging. If you leave these items on the filter, they will end up in your coffee when it brews.

Make sure you are patient whenever you are creating lattes. The best lattes are those that are created with due care. Be careful when pouring the milk, and use extreme caution when creating the design. Don’t just rush into it, and if you need some ideas on designs, check out Flickr.

To ensure that your coffee stays fresh as long as possible, avoid grinding all your beans at once. Once ground, heat and humidity will rob your coffee of the fragrant oils that provide much of its flavor. Instead, only grind the amount of coffee you will use for a day or two. Doing so will help you maximize the flavor of your beans.

Keep your coffee press from getting corroded. Regardless of how great your coffee and filtration are, repeated water passing through the press leaves a residue. The mineral buildup might start ruining the taste of your coffee. The simplest fix is run hot water with some white vinegar included every few weeks to keep your coffee tasting fresh.

To get the strongest cup of coffee, only grind your beans immediately before you brew them. While grinding is fun and fills your kitchen with the enticing aroma of fresh coffee, it also immediately releases the flavor of your beans, limiting their shelf life. To get the freshest brew every time, invest in a coffee machine that both grinds and brews.

Some people drink their coffee black, and prefer just the pure coffee flavor. Others add just creamer, and still others like their coffee with a flavored creamer. There are many different brands and flavors or creamers available. Some common holiday creamers are flavored with pumpkin spice for Thanksgiving, or peppermint for Christmas.

To cut down on acidic coffee, pull out that salt shaker. You can use just a pinch of salt in your coffee grounds when brewing to curb the acidity of the brew. Be careful not to overdo it. Too much salt will obviously change the overall taste of the brew.

If you are planning to grind your own coffee beans, you should know that the type of grinder you choose can make a big difference in taste. Experts recommend using one that features flat grinding burrs. Blade grinders can actually generate enough heat to burn or scald the coffee beans and ruin the flavor.

Get used to cooler coffee if you have recently had a baby. Active infants usually need your hands on them pretty often to keep them safe and loved. Finishing a cup of coffee with a baby around can take a lot longer than you think, so find a way to live with room temperature coffee, or switch to an insulated mug.

Keep your coffee machine clean. Once you are done drinking coffee, you should rinse the coffee pot and remove the coffee grounds. Rinse the machine as best as you can and run hot water through it at least once a week to clean it thoroughly. Do not leave coffee or grounds in your machine for more than an hour.

When trying a new coffee, do not get a full-size bag of beans or ground coffee. Start small, no matter how much you think you will enjoy the new flavor. That will help you avoid having coffee around that you don’t drink because you bought it too hastily and don’t like it!

When adding syrup to your coffee, add it to hot coffee before you add anything else. After pouring a cup of hot coffee, add the syrup before adding other items like cream or milk. The heat from the coffee helps the syrup dissolve quicker. This helps boost the overall flavor and smell of your coffee.

If you can’t find the coffee flavor you like, try mixing different blends. Coffee houses can help you determine what may be the blends that are suited to your tastes.

If you do not like the coffee you buy at the grocery store, you should look somewhere else. The coffee you are buying at your local supermarket is probably not the freshest you can find. If you go to a coffee shop for the coffee, you can get beans that are not as old.

Adapt your coffee to water ratio in function of the technique you are using to brew your coffee. A Technivorm or a vacuum pot will require you to use more coffee grounds than a French press or a drip machine. Drip machines are actually the cheapest way to make coffee but you will get a better flavor with other techniques.

Now that you have had a full immersion into the world of ordering specialty coffee drinks, you are ready to dive right in and order up the perfect coffee exactly the way you like it. Be bold and experiment, then sit back with a newspaper and enjoy the world’s favorite beverage.

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Drink A Better Cup Of Joe Thanks To This Article

 

Ah, coffee! There is nothing like the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee wafting through the house. However, even if you start off every day with a cup of joe, there is always more to learn about this amazing beverage. Keep reading to learn something new about coffee.

If you want to add sweetness without adding calories, then consider trying sugar alternatives like Stevia. Stevia is natural and sweetens without glucose. It can also help you with weight issues. Stevia is sold in most local grocery stores these days.

If you tend to drink a lot of coffee, you should invest in a quality coffee machine and make your own coffee at home. Go to a coffee shop only occasionally, for instance on weekends or when you go out with some friends. This should help you save a lot.

It is a bad idea to let coffee sit on a hot burner after brewing. Keeping the heat on will cause your coffee to “cook,” and will ruin its freshly-brewed flavor. Instead, unplug your coffee-maker or other appliance, or transfer the coffee to an insulated pot to keep it hot.

If you want to get the most coffee for the least amount of price, clip coupons. Coffee is nothing special when it comes to this. Clipping the right coupons and saving them for double coupon days can really add up the savings, for both coffee and related commodities like creamer.

You can re-use your coffee grounds for many items. Coffee grounds are great for getting rid of smells like garlic and onion on your hands. You can also use them on dishes that refuse to get clean with regular washing. Coffee grounds can even be used in the garden to take care of pests that threaten your plants.

If you loved your coffee on ice, try cold-brewing your own coffee concentrated. There are many recipes available online; Most entail mixing a few cups of water into several ounces of ground coffee, allowing the mixture to sit overnight. When the grounds are strained out, you are left with a smooth, rich concentrate that can be diluted with milk or water and ice.

Lots of people like drinking coffee but avoid it because they don’t want their teeth to become all yellow and stained. If you love drinking coffee but are afraid that it can stain your teeth you should consider drinking it through a straw. This will prevent the coffee from ever coming into contact with your teeth.

Fresh coffee beans taste better than anything you can buy in stores. Did you know you could roast your own beans and enjoy fresh coffee every day? You can easily roast your own beans by placing them in your oven or using a heat gun. Buy some cheap beans to practice.

One way to keep coffee fresh is by buying whole bean coffee and only grinding as much as you plan on drinking at the time. Most coffee loses its flavor because people make more than they plan on drinking. Light, humidity, air, and oxygen can quickly decrease the flavor and aroma of your coffee by damaging its oils.

Understand the amount of time that your coffee will be good for, whether it be ground coffee or whole bean. Typically, ground coffee will be good for up to a week to maximize the quality of taste, whereas whole bean coffee can last up to three weeks of time. Learn these time constraints to limit stale coffee in your home.

Only store your coffee beans at room level temperatures. Coffee beans that get stored inside a cold appliance are going to attract and absorb both condensation and the aromas of nearby foods. The resulting flavor of the coffee is going to wind up reflecting this, and turn into substandard coffee.

Do you enjoy creamy coffees and rich cappuccinos? These beverages contain huge amounts of calories. Actually, drinking a cappuccino from your favorite coffee shop can be compared to eating an ice cream. Ask about calories the next time you order a creamy beverage and try drinking black coffee if you need to watch your weight.

If you do not mind spending a few bucks more, you can join a coffee club which will deliver coffee to you at set intervals. There are multiple choices of the types of coffee you can order, either whole bean or your choice of ground coffee. Some of these companies also provide you with a free coffee maker.

Did you know you could get addicted to caffeine? If you suffer from headaches or get irritated when you go a whole day without drinking coffee, you might be addicted. Try getting rid of your addiction by reducing the quantity of coffee you drink or by choosing a weaker blend.

In order to get the best tasting coffee, you should consider buying a coffee grinder for your at-home use. The sooner a coffee bean is ground, the better the flavor is. This means the whole beans you grind will taste much better than any coffee you make with pre-ground beans.

When making coffee use fresh cold water. Hot water should never go into these kinds of brewers. The water is heated as it brews. Your coffee grounds are going to get burned if you brew them with hot water. That will make a bad tasting cup of coffee and might also be unsafe.

If you have strong smells on your hands that will not come out, you should try wetting your hands and then scrubbing them with some used coffee grounds. They will absorb any odors on your hands and have them smelling fresh and clean in no time. Make sure that you rinse them well after you are done.

Coffee is the fuel that keeps you going through a long, hard day, but you may not have realized just how amazing coffee can be. Now that you have read this article, you should have a new appreciation for this remarkable drink. The next time you are enjoying a pot of coffee, think back on this article.

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Need Help? Multi-level Marketing Frustration Can End Today

One of the most exciting opportunities for proactive people lies in the field of multi-level marketing. You may have encountered such opportunities in the past, but been unsure if they were legitimate or not. To find out what you need to know to get started in this field, keep reading.

Always be responsive when your team members ask you to help them. Remember that their success means success for you. Be sure to check in with members of your downline on a regular basis. Find out how they are doing and ask if there’s anything you can do to help. If your team members do not feel supported, your success rates will suffer.

Seek products that you actually respect and maybe even love. It’s tough to market or sell what you can’t stand. You’ll find your job in multi-level marketing a whole lot harder if you hate the products you are dealing with. Do some due diligence and find a product that you really like.

Strive for more each day. Sometimes it’s easy to sit around and let a day go away, but if you want to do well with MLM you have to keep working hard. You should advance some every single day. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a huge advancement. Social sharing may be enough.

Make sure you have realistic earning expectations before you decide to get into multi-level marketing. Income generation and success is not as fruitful as many multi-level marketing companies make you believe. Statistically, only one out of 100 multi-level marketing representatives make any money or are successful. Furthermore, in the MLM world there are many shady business practices and scams, so be careful.

Don’t come off as a sales person. Most people are turned off by too much of a hard sell. You’ve got to find a better way – a way that feels natural and like you care for the person you are talking to. It can mean all the difference between an ok year and a great year.

Try to make sure that what you are selling is unique. It is harder to sell something you would not buy yourself and aren’t particularly passionate about. Find something that people can’t walk into the closest retail store and buy. Find something to sell that is both special and appealing to you.

Never use unethical methods in your business. Multi-level marketing has a bad reputation because of the many dishonest individuals who has taken advantage of the business model for get rich quick schemes. Protect the people working below you and your own reputation. Avoid the temptation to do anything you may later regret.

Test your products thoroughly. The secret to multi-level marketing (like most marketing) is knowing your product better than anyone else. If you know your product backwards and forwards, then you can riff on it in conversation. You can find ways to position it as a solution to a large variety of problems. And that’ll really increase sales.

Become an educator in your own right. You’re the one that must learn how to creatively implement efficient marketing methods. The MLM company may help out with some training, but you need to go a step beyond. Take the education you have into your own hands.

Do not count anyone out when building your downline. Even if you are not particularly fond of a person, they can still make money for you. They may even be quite good at it. Dismissing an individual out of hand could cost you money in the long run, and that defeats the whole purpose of MLM.

Be careful not to use a lot of multilevel marketing lingo when you are talking with potential recruits. This can be intimidating or off-putting. When you are enticing a new recruit, you will have more luck showing an interest than trying to convince. Get to know the person, develop a genuine interest in him or her and introduce the topic of your MLM opportunity lightly.

Be honest with yourself about your actual income possibilities in MLM. If you commit fully, you can succeed. On the other hand, research studies illustrate the sobering fact that only one percent of multi-level marketing professionals actually generate substantial revenue for themselves. Never fall for hype or immediately trust claims or guarantees of success.

Be prepared to teach and train any new recruits. They need plenty of support from you until they can confidently do it themselves. Successful recruits mean more money for you and the business. Everyone wins.

Make sure you do not forget proper accounting methods. Whether you realize it or not, you are running a business. That means that you not only get to claim the tax benefits, you have all of the licensing and tax responsibilities as well. You don’t want to lose your new, growing wealth to an audit.

Investigate tools your multilevel marketing company has to offer. Be sure to take advantage of valuable perks such as free websites, conference calling capability, meeting spaces and more. In MLM it is important to have lots of avenues for getting your message out to potential clients and recruits. Be sure to take advantage of everything that’s available to you.

Be sure to tell your audience what they will have to gain by taking immediate action. The longer your target waits, the less likely they will be to complete the desired action. This means that, as part of your call to action, you need to explain exactly what the other person has to gain by taking action immediately.

Succeeding with a multi-level marketing plan requires a quality email list in order to reach potential customers. If you are just starting out, you might consider purchasing an email list. You can also require that people that post comments on your site provide their email addresses and build your list in that fashion.

Multi-level marketing can be a very effective way to earn money if you are willing to invest the needed time and energy. It is not a career for the timid, however. You have to seize the opportunities that present themselves. Use the tips you have read here to start off on the right foot.

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Just Because You Don’t Follow Current Fashion Trends Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Fashionable

Do you want to increase your sense of fashion? Does this seem like a daunting task? This article has the advice you need! Once you have all the basics down, you can make adjustments to suit your individual needs. The knowledge you’re going to learn can take you places when it comes to fashion.

Don’t be afraid to top off your look with an awesome hat. In days gone by, it was commonplace for women and men to wear hats on a daily basis. What was once the height of fashion has, unfortunately, fallen to the wayside in modern times. Be adventurous, and finish off your look with an ultra-cool fedora or a pretty sun hat.

If you want to buy a new cologne or perfume, try a sample from the store first. Spray the scent on, and wait around fifteen minutes. Smell to see how it interacts with your own natural scent. Just because you like the way, it smells on another person does not guarantee that it will have the same scent on you.

You are going to want to talk to your friends and coworkers about how you dress. They can help you figure out what you are doing that works, and what you might want to change about how you dress. Since they see you every day, they can be the ones you go to for advice.

A good fashion tip is to select your clothing for the day based on color. You don’t want to step outside with your shirt and shorts clashing because they’re complimentary colors. Experiment with different color combinations and see which colors you like and which color combinations you don’t like so much.

Go shopping with friends and help each other pick out clothes. Your friends can be your best resource when it comes to choosing the right outfits to wear. You want the people closest to you to help you because they are the ones that are going to help you look your best.

One way to make sure that you look great is to find a specific cut or brand that fits you well and buy multiples of it. This is important because you will not always find that perfect outfit, especially if you are shopping at the last minute. Buy more than one of the same color even, just in case it gets damaged somehow.

Forget the white forbidden after Labor Day rule. There are year round variations of white and every other color, and it is important to wear colors that flatter you. If you look fabulous in white, wear it any time of the year. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Avoid mom jeans! Aging is going to happen; however, your fashion sense does not need to age as well; it just needs to evolve. Incorporating extra, unnecessary denim, does nothing for your look. The key is to have jeans that fit at the waist, and accent areas that you are proud of.

Plus-sized women can give the illusion of being smaller by avoiding large floral patterns. Larger shapes can hurt your image of trying to look thin. Instead, choose smaller shapes and you will look much better.

Always keep a little (or not that little) black dress in your closet. A classic black dress is always in season and looks great at formal occasions. There are brand name styles as well inexpensive but elegant varieties. There is no reason to skip buying a black dress to add to your wardrobe.

When shopping for vintage clothing, don’t make assumptions based on the size on the tag. A size 8 in the 1950s fits differently than a modern size 8, so save yourself some disappointments by always trying items on before buying them. Once you get a feel for how sizes have changed through the decades, you will have a better idea of what to look for.

Check new clothing for loose stitching. These threads can make your whole look appear a little sloppy. Just cut them off with scissors. That’s a simple style tip for you.

One great fashion tip is to be sure that you are fully prepared for shopping when you visit the dressing room. This is important because you want to have everything with you that you are going to wear when you go out so that you will know if it is a good fit for your body and your accessories.

If you have “problem” hair, you may be washing it too much. It’s not always a good idea to wash your hair daily. When you do this, you strip natural oils and end up with a chemical buildup on your hair. If you must wash your hair daily, use gentle, natural shampoo and conditioner and don’t scrub your hair. Just stroke the product through it and let it rinse out gently under warm, running water. Allow your hair to air dry rather than blow-drying.

Go ahead and buy an extra if a piece of clothing fits perfectly. It’s difficult to find a pair of jeans or a dress that fits right off the rack. When in doubt, stick with what works for you. If you do manage to find something flattering, buy two.

If you love the look of heels but hate the pain, try stacked heels or platforms. These shoes provide the same illusion of longer legs and a sleek silhouette without the uncomfortable balancing act. The wider heel will help you feel more stable, and it spreads the pressure on your foot more evenly.

Always wear a belt if your shirt is tucked in. If you choose not to wear a belt, then at least use suspenders. The belt and suspenders should match your shoes.

Send your friends newsletters that you receive to keep them up to date with what there is to know about fashion. They should be grateful about what you show them, and they will hopefully share any information that you should know as well so that you can all be up to date with fashion.

Hopefully the information you learned here will help you know why fashion is so important. You may have gained ideas that you can use. You’ll look good and feel great! It’s important to give yourself a good style!

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Confused About Personal Finance? These Tips Can Help!

Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to have financial lives that are out of control. A lot of times, it is due to lack of financial knowledge. This article is packed with great tips to help you avoid financial ruin.

Scheduling a long car journey for the right time of year can save the traveler a lot of time and money. In general, the height of summer is the busiest time on the roads. If the distance driver can make his or her trip during other seasons, he or she will encounter less traffic and lower gas prices.

In this economy, it’s best to have multiple savings plans. Keep some money in a savings account, some in a checking account, some invested in stocks, some in high-interest accounts, and some in gold. Using a variety of strategies will help you protect the money you have.

Pay off your high interest credit cards first. Come up with a plan for how much money you can put towards your credit card debt each month. In addition to making the minimum payments on all your cards, throw the rest of your budgeted amount at the card with the highest balance. Then move on to the next highest balance and so on.

Change your cell phone plan. When you sign up to an expensive monthly cell phone plan you can end up paying for talk minutes that don’t use. So, the next time your cell phone contract is due for renewal consider switching to a cheaper plan and you could save $20 a month or more.

It is never too early to save for the future. Even if you have just graduated from college, starting a small monthly savings program will add up over the years. Small monthly deposits to a retirement account compound much more over 40 years than larger amounts can over 10 years, and have the additional advantage that you are used to living on less than your total income.

If you are a member of any groups such as the police, military or a car assistance club, ask if a store provides discounts. Many shops offer discounts of 10% or even more, but not all advertise that fact. Prepare to show your card as proof of membership or give your number if you are shopping online.

If feasible in your area, try getting around without a car. Between car payments, gas, insurance, and parking, the dollars spent on owning a car can really add up. It isn’t possible for everyone, but if you can try using public transportation or your own two feet to get around.

 

Do your best to control your emotions. Do not let greed or stress dictate your actions. Always take your time before you make a decision, and if you are not sure, perhaps you should not do it. If you notice that you are getting particularly stressed, you should take a break.

Unless it’s an actual emergency, stay away from the ER. Make sure and locate urgent care centers in your area that you can go to for after hours issues. An ER visit co-pay is usually double the cost of going to your doctor or to an urgent care clinic. Avoid the higher cost but in a true emergency head straight to the ER.

Plan your spending or others will plan it for you. Know your limits. Personal finance software will help you keep track. Research large purchases. In a store, have a clear goal and avoid browsing. Know exactly what you want and what it costs before you enter a car dealership. When buying a home, buy the house that you need instead of a mansion to impress others.

A good personal finance tip is to make sure you keep all your receipts. You need to hold on to your receipts so that you can balance your checkbook. Receipts are also very important when it’s time to do your taxes because the IRS will always ask for proof.

One of the things that you need to remember when trying to manage your personal finances is to only buy the things that you can afford. Whenever faced with a dilemma of purchasing something, think quickly about paying it in cash. If you cannot pay for it using cash, then you probably can’t afford it.

Use your favorite credit cards regularly if you don’t want to lose them. Credit card companies may close or reduce credit limit on inactive or unprofitable accounts without advance notice, which may negatively affect your finances in the future. Use them regularly and pay off the balances to stay out of debt.

No one likes to think about it, but keeping a current will is a crucial part of protecting your personal finances, in a worst case scenario. If you do not already have a will, then at least take the time to create and save documents that cover your primary assets. Any time you add an asset or a family member, you should also update your will.

Have more than one bank account. You have many things that you need your money for, including your daily expenses, long term savings and any investments. You should have a different bank account for each purpose. This creates order in your financial life and it makes it easier to get an idea of how your finances are doing overall.

If you need to compare prices for a mortgage or a loan, do it within the same week. Credit inquiries will cause your score to drop, but if the inquiries happen within a few days they will be considered as one single inquiry. Plan ahead of time so you can visit as many agencies as possible in a week.

As mentioned, a lot of people have a hard time controlling their personal finances. You don’t have to be under educated when it comes to dealing with money. So take this advice to heart, and do what you can to live a financially stable and stress free life.

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Best Anti Aging Skin Care Solutions

Anti-aging solutions have permeated the beauty industry over the last several years. They are available in the form of topical creams, lotions and serums, facial masks, rubbing oils and also orally ingestible supplements. And together with this, a lot of people are interested in hypo-allergenic products and the ones which are created for delicate skin.

Anti-aging skin care solutions that target skin rejuvenation usually include high intensity moisturizers. These products are vital for anyone who desires to look young. The best skin care creams and other solutions may contain several different antioxidants, since it is antioxidants that reduce and restore skin toxin damage.

Many people say that wrinkle creams are good anti-aging agents. Do wrinkle creams really work? Many  best vitamin c serum experts assert that the most effective wrinkle treatments are actually anti aging masks. A lot of women have found success and achieved great results in making use of anti wrinkle cream products. The only method to be sure is by reading product reviews and ultimately to try it yourself.

For the best anti aging skin care, beauty experts suggest switching to mild facial cleansers and those that do not get rid of the natural oils of the skin that helps in moisturizing older and therefore drier skin. Another great tip is to gently massage your face when cleansing, removing makeup and the like to ensure that dirt and makeup float up and out of skin pores. Furthermore, the best skin care to minimize skin aging includes drinking tons of water everyday.

The best way to prevent early skin aging is to establish a natural skin care regimen that will incorporate the following with the use of organic ingredients suitable for your skin type:

cleansing,
scrub,
toning, and
moisturizing
Use natural products and solutions designed for your aging body. Even though it is extremely hard to stop the natural process of aging, recent developments in anti-aging skin care have made the ability to delay aging process possible.

Taking anti-aging supplements can also be a good option but the you must look for the presence of substances and other ingredients that promote rejuvenation of the skin. Do yourself a great favor and stop putting yourself up with synthetic solutions that do not deliver any positive results and worse, damage your skin.

You can find more skin care tips to help you look and feel young and even discover the best anti aging treatment

 

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Buying Organic Cotton Fabric Wholesale

If you know several people that buy clothes from organic cotton fabrics because it is better for the environment and your skin, then you might want to consider buying organic cotton fabric wholesale. While many people want to wear organic cotton fabric, some find that clothes made from the material is Stofnodig Wavelkatoen koopje more expensive than clothes that are made from material that is treated with harsh chemicals. This limits the amount of organic clothing that they can buy. It may even restrict some people from buying the clothes made from organic cotton fabric at all. By purchasing larger amounts of organic cotton fabric wholesale, though, everyone you know will be able to save money.

When you buy larger quantities of organic cotton fabric wholesale, you will be getting the fabric at a cheaper price than you could if you bought it in smaller amounts from a store. The more organic cotton fabric that you buy wholesale, the cheaper the price will be for each yard that you buy. While you might not be able to use large amounts of wholesale organic cotton fabric for your family, when you get together with other families that would like to buy organic cotton fabric wholesale, you might find that you can get the fabric at cheap prices and then divide it amongst those who have contributed money.

There are lots of things that you can make with the organic cotton fabrics that you buy wholesale. Anything that you use that is made out of cotton can be made with wholesale organic cotton fabric. You might find that your family could benefit from sleeping on bed sheets that are made from the organic cotton fabric that you buy wholesale. Because organic cotton fabric isn’t made with the harsh pesticides, herbicides, and dyes that are used to make other cotton fabrics, you can help prevent the development of skin sensitivities and allergies by making your bed sheets out of organic cotton fabric.

When you buy organic cotton fabric wholesale, you will probably have enough to use for several different projects, even if you have divided the fabric amongst several people. If you have some fabric left over from making bed sheets, then you might be able to make clothes out of your wholesale organic cotton fabric. By making your family’s active wear out of the organic cotton fabric that you buy wholesale, you can help ensure that their skin stays healthy. While the chemicals that are used to make most cotton fabric can affect your skin even when you’re sitting still, if you are sweating those chemicals can have an even harsher effect.

Buy getting together with other people to purchase large quantities of organic cotton fabric wholesale, you will be saving everyone money and providing them with a fabric that is good for your skin and the environment. It will help reduce some of the cost that you normally have to spend on organic fabrics, and you will be able to complete more projects out of the fabric that you buy.

Also, some companies out there offer custom-weaving of organic cotton fabrics with minimums as low as 100 yards per pattern/color. They are the ones to look at.

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