Best Dressed Non-Showbiz Celebs

Fashion and the regular best-dressed list that pop up regular several times a year are usually associated naturally with models in the fashion industry and actors and actresses of film, television, theater and the like. But wouldn’t it be interesting to now who’s the best-dressed non-fashion and non-showbiz personality out there today? For example, who would you consider to be the best-dressed US government official today? And who would you consider to be the best-dressed member of royalty.

If you ask the magazine Vanity Fair, they would immediately point to Condoleezza Rice. The US Secretary of State was recently named among the magazine’s list of 10 best dressed women.

In choosing Rice, Vanity Fair hailed her “renegade” fashion sense as seen through her obvious fascination with “dominatrix” boots that she seems to favor a lot and which seem to have grown on her. Vanity Fair said that Rice was almost always “immaculately groomed” and that she radiated “an audacious renegade streak, not to mention her black knee-high dominatrix boots.” To our knowledge, that was the first time that an international best-dressed list has ever contained the name of a US Secretary of State.

It must be noted that Rice is also one of the most skillful and well-rounded public figures in US politics today. Ever since she assumed office in January, she has slowly revealed different facets of her personality to the public, including a rigorous fitness routine which she undertakes at dawn every day, superb skill at the piano which learned observers say is concert level and, of course, that published photograph of her wearing the knee-high “dominatrix” boots mentioned earlier.


Getting Your Child Into Showbiz!

Brooke Shields was just 11-months-old when she launched her career in an Ivory Soap commercial while Jodie Foster took her first wobbly steps to fame as the adorable bare-bottomed three-year-old in the Coppertone suntan lotion ad campaign. It’s almost a given that many of today’s superstars started honing their craft before they could speak in complete sentences.

If you think your little diva or prince is an Academy Award winner or cover girl waiting to happen, be forewarned that there is no magic formula for success. It’s a combination of luck, persistence and commitment and when you’re young, looks will only get you but so far.

Judy Battista of Parkside Talent in Florham Park, NJ has been a personal manager for 10 years. She grooms children between the ages of 4 – 12 for musical theater and commercial opportunities. She got her start as a stage mom guiding her own daughter through stints on off-Broadway, Broadway and television. “I look for a child who is outgoing, has personality and they can not be shy,” says Battista.

Photographer Linda Bohm echoes those sentiments, “Personality is more important than looks because it gives you great expression,” says Bohm who specializes in children and animals. “I don’t shoot fashion, I shoot consumer. I’m looking for heart.”


How to Choose a Furniture Style

How do you choose a furniture style when there are so many styles to choose? One way is to find a furniture style that you like. One that makes you feel comfortable, reflects your lifestyle and connects to you on an emotional level.

Before you decide which style is right for you, let’s look back at the history of interior design. Let’s make an emotional connection or at least an interest in a particular style. They say everyone has a story to tell and so does interior design. Interior design began in the stone age when cavemen began to draw pictures on their interior walls, each person telling their own story. Ancient Egypt and Rome had a deep interest in their interiors as well, especially in architectural design.

How did history inspire furniture designs? Back in the early 1400’s to the 1700’s, furniture styles were influenced by political powers. In fact, it was the dominant countries in Europe that had the biggest effect on the furniture styles of that era. Many of the popular furniture styles were either named after that period, region or monarch of the dominant country.

When Spain and Italy were in power, the furniture style was called Mediterranean (Renaissance) style, each country’s style reflecting their own culture. Then, when the power shifted to France, the prominent styles were named after the kings: Louis XIV (Baroque) style, Louis XV (Rococo) style and Louis XVI (Neoclassical) style. When Napoleon took control of France the styles of that era were Directoire and French Empire.

Now, let’s shift our focus to English furniture styles. As we said before, usually dominant styles were named after monarchs. We see this in the Queen Anne, William and Mary or English Georgian (after King George) styles. However, during the mid 1700’s there was a quiet revolution in design that changed how the furniture styles were named. They now were named after the designer.


Black Media Techniques To Help You Find Social Media Marketing Success Are Here

Social media marketing can be a very daunting task, especially if you are new to the process. Knowing what to do and not to do is the key to your success in this area. The tips given in the article Of Black Media below will help you to maximize your return on your social media marketing campaign.

You should take caution when utilizing the services of a firm for your social media marketing needs. A lot of these firms actually conduct deceitful practices, so they can con business owners that are not familiar with Internet marketing. Businesses use myriads of fake social media accounts that they use bots to build. Your advertisement would be rarely seen by an actual person, no matter what the view count says. You will just have wasted a lot of money.

To get the best results from social media, create links that tie them all together. Add links to your blog where readers can follow you on Twitter, find your videos on YouTube, and like you on Facebook. Be sure your Twitter profile contains a URL for your Facebook profile and your blog. Creating links in different forms of media will widen your customer base.

Use social media marketing to direct people to your website. Social media is limited compared to what a website can offer. For instance, you cannot directly sell a product from your page on social media, but you can from a website. Doing this can lead to a direct sale by using social media marketing.

As stated in the beginning of this article, social media marketing can be difficult if you are unsure of what direction to go. The tips above will be able to guide you in making the right decisions when you begin your social media marketing campaign. Use the tips to find success in your new endeavor.


The Air Force Armament Museum

Located seven miles north of Fort Walton Beach on the Emerald Coast of Florida’s panhandle, the Air Force Armament Museum, occupying a portion of Eglin Air Force Base, collects, preserves, displays, and interprets artifacts, weapons, bombs, and missiles from numerous wars and the aircraft that delivered them.

Eglin Air Force Base:

Eglin Air Force Base itself traces its origins to 1931, when personnel from the Army Air Corps Technical School, located at Maxwell Field in Alabama, sought a suitable site for a bombing and gunnery range. Because the forested area surrounding Valparaiso, Florida, and the expanses of the adjacent Gulf of Mexico, offered considerable potential, they set their sights on it. So, too, did James E. Plew, a local businessman and an aviation buff.

His interest, however, was financially fueled. Realizing the monetary boost to the area’s economy, which had sunken into the depths of the Depression, he leased 137 acres to the City of Valparaiso, giving rise to an airport in 1933. The following year he went a step further by donating 1,460 acres to the US government for the envisioned military facility.

Transformed into the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base on June 14, 1935 when it was officially activated, it was placed under the command of Captain Arnold H. Rich and redesignated Eglin Field two years later, on August 4, to honor Lieutenant Colonel Frederick I. Eglin of the US Air Corps, who lost his life in an aircraft accident that January.


The Benefits of Alternative News Sites

Reading the paper online and watching 24-hour news sites is becoming more and more popular. This is because it is cheaper and you get more news. You can see what is happening in the world, as it happens. You don’t have to wait until the next newspaper is released, like in the old days.

Do you remember when the war on Afghanistan began and we were able to watch the first invasion live on the news? That is how up to date things have gotten and we have never been more in touch with the goings on in the world, than we are today.

However, it is become better for people to get the best news on alternative news sites. This is because they are not biased. They are not affiliated with any political party and they can choose their own news and which articles they post. There is no agenda to their articles.

Therefore, it is important to know some of the advantages of reading the news on alternative news sites.

1. As mentioned above, they have the power over what articles they publish. The only purpose they serve is to break the news. They are not feeding us news that has political connotations and they are not biased towards anything. The news you read on their sites is purely for news purposes.


Thermal Regulation, Protective Apparel and Heat Stress – The Exogenous Factor

Whether it’s today’s chemical, biological agent scare or tomorrow’s first responder call, firefighters are among the chosen few who continually play Russian Roulette with their health each time they don their hazardous material suit or turnout gear and head into disaster. Each year governing committees amend standards to improve protective equipment. Yet, in spite of these good intentions, protective fabrics place an immeasurable health risk on the human body. As enigmatic as the term “heat stress” is, so is a “cure-all” solution.

Firefighters, EMTs and other first responders are well versed on the facts and remedies of the minor heat illness occurrences… heat rash, heat cramps, tetany (painful muscle spasms caused by faulty calcium metabolism or diminished parathyroid function), heat syncope (fainting) and heat exhaustion. But, it’s the obscure damage that one serious heat related incident as heat stroke can cause that is shrouded in obscurity. In a 1995 Occupational Medicine article, the Cancer Registry of Norway reported a correlation between the incidence of kidney cancer and both exposure and cumulative exposure to working in hot environments and volatiles some 20 to 35 years before observation. The main findings of this study revealed heat stress and kidney cancer in the group with at least three years of total employment. A quote from this study stated, “increased risk of kidney cancer has been reported from previous studies of workers in aluminum smelters and other hot environments such as foundries and coke ovens”.


Chiropractic Practice Marketing – How to Create New Patient Referrals Through Patient Satisfaction

On the seemingly endless quest for new patients and new sources of referrals, Doctors of Chiropractic often forget to show existing patients how much they appreciate them. Although usually an honest mistake, it is also a very serious one. Although I say this frequently it bears repeating, one of the best sources of new patients are the happy and satisfied patients already present in your practice. Take these easy steps to ensure you have happy patients who look forward to visiting your office. Focusing on creating happy and healthy patients may be the best chiropractic marketing you’ve ever done!

There is an old saying in chiropractic: “Take care of your patients and they will take care of you”.  It is very true that satisfied patients will happily pay for services rendered. Even more importantly, they will be more likely to refer new patients to your practice. They will send new patients that you can help lead down a path to health and wellness. The monetary gains are just icing on the cake!   When an existing patient refers a new patient it is an opportunity to begin educating, adjusting, and improving the health of that patient. Focusing on improving the health of patients and creating satisfied patients is imperative. This ensures the best interests of the patient are always the driving force of care. When this satisfied patient gets the opportunity, they too will refer a new patient. Practices that create happy and satisfied patients simultaneously build an internal and self driven new chiropractic patient referral source on autopilot!    This is a winning scenario for everyone involved. Patients get healthy and doctors get the opportunity to improve quality of life while making a living. Now that you see the value in creating satisfied patients, let’s discuss five easy ways to establish the highest level of patient satisfaction in your practice.  


The Unwanted Erect Penis: Hiding the Bulge

An unwanted erect penis? Some men would say there’s no such thing, but the fact is that in some settings a man really doesn’t want to pop a trouser tent. While a frequent bulge does indicate good penis health, that same erect penis that is such a source of pride (and pleasure) in the right environment can be embarrassing in others. Knowing strategies for hiding a sudden bulge can help a guy project the appropriate chill in such situations.

Not just for the over-endowed

Some people may assume that a noticeably erect penis is something that only men with abnormally large penises worry about, but the fact is that almost all guys with penises of even modest lengths have experienced a situation where a boner has been conspicuous.

Sometimes that’s exactly what is wanted, of course. But usually when a man is standing in front of a crowd of people at a conference or making a presentation, he would rather people were staring at his slides. He doesn’t want to be the butt of jokes about how ‘excited’ he must be about his subject!


Why Your Metabolic Age Matters

Metabolic age is just a simple number. However it considered a useful indicator of the overall level of your health and fitness.

The number is obtained by comparing your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) with the average BMR of other persons who are the same age in years as you.

If your metabolic age is lower than your actual age, you are fitter and healthier than the average for your age group.

But if your metabolic age is higher than your chronological age, it indicates that you need to improve your level of fitness.

This explanation begs the question… what is your basal metabolic rate?

Firstly, to answer this question, we need to discuss metabolism.

What is metabolism?

The term metabolism refers to all the chemical transformations that take place in your body… changes that are vital for sustaining your life.

These transformations are many and varied, and include:

  • your digestive processes… the complex biochemical processes by which what you eat and drink is combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function
  • the transportation of substances into and between cells
  • the conversion of glucose inside your cells into the energy that the cells need to function
  • the conversion of food into the building blocks for proteins, lipids, nucleic acids etc
  • the elimination of nitrogenous wastes

These changes allow your cells to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures and respond to their environment.

Without them your body simple would not work.