Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Art Of Face Reading

An Introduction to Face Reading:
  Interpretation of character and fate from the study of a person's face is called 'Physiognomy' or 'Face reading'. It is obvious that when we meet an unknown person, we try to understand his feelings by looking at his face.Your face is the mirror of your personality. Statistical results have shown that there is a strong connection between facial features and personality traits. Since thousands of years people have been trying to study the relationship between facial features and personality traits. The findings that they have reached have proven that you can judge someone's personality through his face features with a high degree of confidence.For example, you might have noticed that people who look alike tend to behave in the same way or at least have some common behavior or traits. You may have also noticed that all young babies act the same way and that all of their facial features are almost the same (Curved forehead which reflects creativity, big cheeks which reflects energy and wide eyes for sensitivity...etc).
The saying that “the face is the index of the mind” is true because we can make out the whole personality of a person through the science of Face Reading. According to this science, human face reveals all its personality traits if read by an expert face reader. Your face is just like an open book, comprising the most unforgettable and unique feature of your traits. A skilled face The saying that “the face is the index of the mind” is true because we can make out the whole personality of a person through the science of Face Reading. According to this science, human face reveals all its personality traits if read by an expert face reader. Your face is just like an open book, comprising the most unforgettable and unique feature of your traits. A skilled face reader can read each facial feature and line on a face to develop an accurate profile of its owner.Face size, lines, skin colour, spots etc. can reflect its owner's personal history, mental attitudes, intimacy needs, ethics, emotional style, and verbal communication. Roughly, if you want to know about personality of a person, it can be easily discovered through reading his or her face. 
Personology is the other name for face reading. What's more interesting about face reading or personology is that the personality/facial features relation is believed to be reversible.
 For example, if you changed your personality traits your facial features may change too over the years. You may have noticed how, after years of marriage, married couples start to look alike; this happens because their personalities come closer and so their facial features follows. 
The one thing people don't know about face reading is that it can't tell you anything about the behavior. For example i can never know that you are a shy person through face reading because that's something that you acquired as a result of your past experiences but i can certainly tell you that you are a logical thinker who prefers practical facts over intuition through face reading.

How to Read A Face:

Knowing how to read and interpret microexpressions is an essential part of understanding nonverbal behavior and reading people. Here is my brief guide to understanding the microexpression.
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microexpression is a brief, involuntary facial expression that is shown on the face of humans according to the emotions that are being experienced. Unlike regular pro-longed facial expressions, it is difficult to fake a microexpression.
There are seven universal microexpressions: disgust, anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise, and contempt. They often occur as fast as 1/15 to 1/25 of a second.
The face is the best indicator of a person’s emotions. Yet, it is often overlooked. Dr. Paul Ekman, whose research is the premise of the show Lie to Me, has done groundbreaking research on decoding the human face. He has shown that facial expressions are universal. In other words, people in the US make the same face for sadness as indigenous people in Papa New Guinea who have never seen TV or movies to model. He also found that congenitally blind individuals—those blind since birth, also make the same expressions even though they have never seen other people’s faces.
Ekman has designated seven facial expressions that are the most widely used and easy to interpret. Learning to read them is incredibly helpful for understanding the people in our lives. If you want to practice reading people’s faces, it is important to know the following basic expressions. I would recommend trying the following faces in the mirror so you can see what they look like on yourself. You will also find that if you make the facial expression, you also begin to feel the emotion yourself! Emotions not only cause facial expressions, facial expressions also cause emotions.

1) Surprise Microexpression:

Surprise microexpression guide
-The brows are raised and curved
-Skin below the brow is stretched
-Horizontal wrinkles across the forehead
-Eyelids are opened, white of the eye showing above and below
-Jaw drops open and teeth are parted but there is not tension or stretching of the mouth

2) Fear Microexpression:

Fear microexpression guide
Brows are raised and drawn together, usually in a flat line
-Wrinkles in the forehead are in the center between the brows, not across
-Upper eyelid is raised, but the lower lid is tense and drawn up
-Upper eye has white showing, but not the lower white
-Mouth is open and lips are slightly tensed or stretched and drawn back

3) Disgust Microexpression:

Disgust microexpression guide

-Upper lid is raised
-Lower lip is raised
-Nose is wrinkled
-Cheeks are raised
-Lines show below the lower lid
This is the expression you make when you smell something bad.

4) Anger Microexpression:

Anger microexpression guide

-The brows are lowered and drawn together
-Vertical lines appear between the brows
-Lower lid is tensed
-Eyes hard stare or bulging
-Lips can be pressed firmly together with corners down or square shape as if shouting
-Nostrils may be dilated
-The lower jaw juts out

5) Happiness Microexpression:

Happiness microexpression guide
-Corners of the lips are drawn back and up
-Mouth may or may not be parted, teeth exposed
-A wrinkle runs from outer nose to outer lip
-Cheeks are raised
-Lower lid may show wrinkles or be tense
-Crows feet near the outside of the eyes
*The expressions on the left are real happiness, the ones on the right are fake happiness where the side eye muscles are not engaged. See the difference?

6) Sadness Microexpression:

Sadness Microexpression Guide
-Inner corners of the eyebrows are drawn in and then up
-Skin below eyebrow triangulated, with inner corner up
-Corner of the lips are drawn down
-Jaw comes up
-Lower lip pouts out
*This is the hardest microexpression to fake!

7) Contempt / Hate Microexpression:

Contempt Microexpression Guide
-One side of the mouth raises
Practice these emotions on yourself, and see if you can detect them in the people in your life.
Sometimes knowing what emotion your seeing is also just as important as an emotion you are NOT seeing. For example, if you are talking to someone about a vacation or activity you think they like, are they showing you genuine happiness? If you accuse them of cheating/breaking an office rule do they show surprise or fear? If they are not surprised, they probably knew they did something wrong and are afraid of getting caught. You can also test yourself, using this test.
The underlying importance of reading faces is that it has to be done in person, without looking down at a Blackberry or iPhone, so we have to pay attention to others. This alone helps tremendously in connecting with others and gleaning their true meaning.


Palmistry - The Art Of Palm Reading

Palmistry and the Art of Palm Reading

Discover the history of palmistry with this enchanting site on palm reading and other psychic gifts and powers. You will be amazed at what you will be able to read from the palm of your hand.

Palmistry begins with the obvious and proceeds, by innumerable intricate steps of judgment and interpretation, to extreme details of the palm. Conclusions can be made from a palmistry reading that can provide you with answers to questions you have regarding your life.
A palmistry reader can interpret aspects of a persons life by reading the lines of palmistry.A serious palmistry practitioner will begin by examining both hands: with a right-handed subject the left hand is considered the ‘birth hand’, which shows inherited predispositions of character, while the right hand is thought to reflect individuality, flexibility and potential. For the left-handed subject the opposite would be true.

Palmistry has always been one of the most popular methods in predicting the future.

For thousands of years now, people have relied on it to prepare themselves for what’s to come, to improve their lives and aspects of it like career or business, family, fame, success, relationships, and love life. Up to now, there are still people who refuse to believe in fortune telling but it is also now much easier to make them see and experience its wonders. The very fact that palmistry is now classified as a branch of science just goes to show that it does not just fall within the mysterious and unexplained. Those who express doubts can take a closer look to realize that it is indeed a comprehensive study using accumulated knowledge that has been tested way back.

"One of the ideas that serve as the foundation of palmistry is the fact that all people have different handprints. No two hands are the same."

The right and left hands of the same person are different, too. Even skeptics would not find it hard to believe now that their past, present, and future are within their reach, imprinted on their palms.
Unlike other methods of fortune telling that require the sixth sense, palm reading can be studied by reading books. This study is more technical because there are particular and fixed meanings assigned to different kinds of lines, shape and size of hand, texture of skin, and many other factors. Of course, it still takes a lot of skill since one must be able to interpret meanings accurately. Only by accurate interpretation can the expert help the individual improve his life, give him a new perspective, and let him discover more about himself.

On this website, one will get to learn about the basics of Palmistry, its history, development, kinds, and other studies that it covers. While it is always best to learn from the expert who can answer any question that he might have, reading through articles do provide careful and detailed explanations that people can keep coming back to. Learning palmistry does not just involve knowing what the lines of the palm means. It requires one to study its true nature from the very beginning.   

It’s also advisable to study palmistry using different sources. Being so, this homepage shows a list of other related websites that one can learn from. Being interested in palmistry can also lead to interests in other occult science branches.
Generally, palmistry is very interesting not just because of how much the lines of the palm can represent and tell things about a person. It is also because of the fact that there’s always something new. With every palm that a person looks at, there is a whole different story to be unraveled. It’s now just up to the palmist to use his knowledge and skills to discover these truths and answers so that people can learn from them, reflect on them, and use them to improve their lives.

Reading the Palm Lines

Reading the palm lines is not as easy as it may seem. It needs proper knowledge behind palmistry. The palm reader, on the other hand, must be equipped with a divine knowledge that may connect him/her with the proper palm reading assignment. There are three main lines in palm reading. These are the heart line, life line and head line. You must know how these lines work in reading the palm lines. Stated below are some instructions in reading the palm lines for the three major ones.

Heart Line                                                                                  

  • Find the heart line. One may locate it by finding the top line in one’s palm. It extends to you middle or index finger up to your pinky finger.
  • Know where the heart line starts. If it is underneath the index finder, it means that you are happy with your love life. If it is underneath the middle finger, you tend to have a selfish outlook in love. However, if it falls between the two fingers, you tend to give away your heart to easy.
  • The length of the line must also be observed. A shorter line means that you are more concerned with the act of having a sexual relationship than in romance.
  • The straightness of the heart line indicates of having the ability to control your emotions. The curvier it is, the more emotional the person becomes.

Head Line

  • The headline is located at the middle of the palm. It is below the heart line and goes across the palm
  • The length of the head line indicates the mental attitude of a person. If the head line is not very long, a person is more physical rather than a mental one.
  • The curviness of the head line shows how a person thinks. A curvy head line indicates that the person has a very short attention span while a straight line displays one’s concise thinking.
  • Broken spots in the headline mean one’s indecisiveness. It means inconsistency about how a person thinks or decides.

Life line

  • The life line is found below the heart and the head line. It starts at the edge of the palm and extend down to one’s palm.
  • The length of the life line indicates the possible length of his/her life span.
  • The depth the life line displays one’s health condition. It the lines are deeper than the usual, it indicates good health. Deeper lines provide one the information of being healthier than those with fainter lines. A fainter line indicates illness and diseases.
  • In reading the palm line, one must be able to count the lines across this line. If one has several lines, it shows that he/she has an enthusiastic view in life. It also shows the vitality of the surroundings around you.
  • If there are breaks in one’s life line, one should be prepared with sudden changes. These breaks involve drastic life changing events that may occur at some point. It could be in a positive or negative way.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Google AdSense - The Best Way To Earn Money From Home

If you want an easy way to earn money from your online content, AdSense makes sense. Google AdSense shows the right ads on your website, videos, or even web-based games and you make money.


AdSense is an ad serving application run by Google. Website owners can join this program to enable text, image and video advertisements on their websites. These advertisements are administered by Google and generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis. Google AdSense provides a way for website owners to make money from their online content. You can join a community of publishers who turn hobbies into full time jobs and grown existing businesses. As you get started on your journey, look out for some key information to keep mind along the way. AdSense works by matching text and image ads to your site based on your content and visitors. The ads are created and paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products. Since these advertisers pay different prices for different ads, the amount you’ll earn will vary. You can get colors, fonts, and sizes for your text ads to best match your website. Everyone uses AdSense in a different way, so try at various combinations until you find what’s best for your website. Spending time on improving your site can ensure you get the most out of AdSense.


If you’re new to website building and don’t really get it and are thinking, “Google will pay just pay me for placing ads on my site?” Well yeah, that’s pretty much the concept; it sounds really easy on the surface, but there is some work involved. The key is building your website and then more importantly getting targeted traffic to that website. It’s not good enough to just put up a website and submit it to Google to throw some ads on and expect to be making $2000-3000 a month; it just doesn't happen like that. The key is to find a topic that you’re interested in. Let’s say you love to play basketball; you could build a 50, 75, 150 page site on basketball and help people improve their ball game, give recommendations on the type of shoes or basketball to buy. Whatever the topic is, it should be something that you love and that’s important because if you love it, you won’t mind building more and more content for your site. The more content you have, the more likely the search engines will give you more traffic and you’ll make more money with Google AdSense in the long run. 

For example, let’s say you have this 75 page website on basketball and someone goes to Google and type in, “how do I improve my free throw shot,” well because your site has a lot of content and is well written, Google will rank you as a top search result. Let’s say on the right side of your article you have some AdSense ads related to basketball provided by Google and when someone comes to your site and reads your article on how to improve your free throw shot, they may glance over and click it, you can earn anywhere from $0.10—$3.00, just for that one click. Just imagine if hundreds of people come to your site every day and click on those ads, the money starts to add up. Basically what you’re doing is helping Google advertise and they’re paying you a commission for bringing traffic to their advertiser’s site. 

The good news is that Google AdSense is the easiest way for bloggers and website owners to start making money with their sites. It really is easy once you have your site and have traffic. After installing the ad code onto your website, AdSense spiders will crawl onto your website to see what your pages are all about and then they check their inventory of ads that puts related ads next to your article. 

You can even sign up to AdSense emails so you don’t miss out on the latest news, tips, and advice. You can also visit the newbie section of their help section to find detailed instructions on getting started. Log into your account today, create your first ad and see what Google AdSense can do for you.

10 Ways to Make Money from Home

Need some extra cash? There are dozens of legitimate work-from-home opportunities available, and many let you get started without paying a cent. Here are just a few easy ways you can make money from the comfort of home.
1. Sell your own arts and crafts projects 
Thousands are putting their creative skills to use and selling their artwork or craft projects online. You can join communities such to set up a storefront and start selling your latest works today.
2. Set up a home-based bakery 
If you enjoy baking and want to bake for special occasions, parties and local events, all you need is a food sales license to get started. (Check with your state's department of agriculture to learn more.) You can sell baked goods from home and work with local restaurants or catering companies to start building your client base.
3. Sell beauty products 
If you're a fan of Avon or Mary Kay products, consider becoming an independent rep for these beauty lines and make a commission on every sale. As an independent consultant, you also have the chance to host parties and social events to drum up sales.
4. Set up an eBay business 
Do you have access to wholesale merchandise? Consider setting up an eBay store to sell your products to a wide audience. You can create an online store and start selling within minutes; you only need some basic digital photography and Web skills to make a professional storefront.
5. Make money writing articles online
You can write articles and get paid upfront from content publishers such as Associated Contentand Demand Studios. These sites are looking for articles on hundreds of topics including gardening, crafts, travel, shopping, business and more. Writing articles is an easy way to get paid for what you know.
6. Become a tutor 
Home-based tutoring services are looking for online tutors who have degrees or certificates in various subjects. If you have strong online communication skills and meet eligibility requirements, you can be a tutor for a K-12 student or college student who needs your help.
7. Maintain a blog 
Bloggers can make a steady income writing about virtually any topic of interest and earn money through advertising. Making money with a blog can take time, so you need to be dedicated to get any return on your investment. Still, the effort can be worth it, especially if you have specialized knowledge about a particular topic.
8. Sell gift baskets online
You can own and operate your own gift basket business without having to buy inventory with Web sites such as Gift baskets are delivered through a drop-shipping company, and you make a commission on each sale.
9. Become a virtual assistant
If you've ever been an administrative assistant in the offline world, transfer your skills online and do common tasks for clients. Web sites such as can help you get started.
10. Offer personal assistant services 
Do you know some busy business owners in the local area? Consider offering personal assistant services to take care of everyday tasks such as grocery shopping, picking up office supplies and running other errands. You can get paid per job, or by the hour.
When you get past the scams and track down the legitimate work-from-home opportunities, you can start making an income on your own schedule.

Phrases Women Say That Men Love To Hear

We’ve talked about the things women love and hate to hear from their guys, but what about phrases women say that men love to hear? Men think we’re complicated, but they can be just as so. What do they want, what do they like? For many of our men it’s not all about sports and beer, and that’s why I’m here to help with these phrases women say that men love, so the next time you are trying to cheer up your guy you’ll know just what he’ll want to hear!

1. Compliment His Looks
One of the best phrases women say that men love to hear is, “You look good,” or something along those lines that compliments his looks. Whether you tell him his hair looks good, his arms look buff, or that his looks overall are great, he will just eat those words right up and melt like butter! Every time you think about asking him how you look when you’re going out, remember to compliment him on his looks as well.
2. How Strong And Masculine He Is
Since we’re already telling him how buff he looks, go a little further and say how strong he is as well. All guys, built or not, like to hear that they’re strong and can do something for their partner because they are stronger. Boost your guy’s confidence by asking him to open something for you or carry a heavy box to show him that you can’t do it because you’re just not as strong as he is.
3. You Need Him
Men are no different than us, they like to feel wanted and needed too. When the setting is just right and you two are having a romantic evening together, tell your guy how much you need him and can’t live without him. It’s all about timing, ladies. You don’t want to tell him this if you haven’t reached that connection yet, and you certainly don’t want to say this if you are having a fight and might go your separate ways.
4. Turn Him on
Don’t put him in the position of being the one who always tries to get things hot between the two of you. Make the first move tonight and say things that move the conversation into the bedroom. Tell him that it’s his night to be taken care of and start off with a nice back massage to get things started.
5. He Makes You Proud
Whether he is an amazing dad, works hard at his job, or he’s just an all around amazing guy, tell him how proud he makes you. Guys don’t always get the credit they deserve; everyone always makes a big deal about working moms, but what about working dads? Make this weekend all about him and show him what a great job he is doing with cards from the kids or a surprise favorite meal and dessert!
6. Give Him The Night off
We’re always making plans to do things; someone is having a birthday, it’s time for yet another holiday get together, or you need to go shopping for so and so. Well, tonight give your guy the night off, heck give him the weekend off! He works all week and doesn’t ever get to just stay home on the weekend because there is always something that needs to be done. Telling your guy, “Honey, let’s stay in this weekend,” will probably be one of the best phrases he has heard in a long time!
7. I Love You
Sometimes when we’re so comfortable in our relationships we don’t say “I love you”, as much as we should. These three words have so much meaning behind them, but we tend to just go about our day without saying them. So the next time you’re at work thinking of your guy, just send him a little text to show him how much you love him.
What do you think of my list of phrases women say that men love to hear? Are there any phrases you think are missing? What does your guy love to hear you say.

Things You Didn't Know About Flirting

If your flirting skills are lacking, it's time to step it up. Now. This is, of course, if you're looking to procure a mate. And you are, aren't you? Isn't everyone? Well, the thing about flirting, in that whole finding aboyfriend or girlfriend department, is that it works. 
Studies show that not only does flirting help in the dating department, but flirting and being able to do it well, are far more effective than your excessive good looks. After conducting research regarding flirting techniques in places where people go looking for love, psychologist Dr. Monica Moore found that "it's not the most physically appealing people who get approached, but the ones who signal their availability and confidence through basic flirting techniques like eye contact and smiles." Easy peasy, right?
Here are some other interesting facts about flirting that you probably didn't know, but probably should.
1. There are five types of flirting. 
You may have thought that a subtle arm touch or a wink might be the extent of flirting, but you're wrong. According to the University of Kansas there are actually five types of flirting: traditional, physical, sincere, playful and polite. While 25 percent of flirting falls into the playful category, 30 percent is intended to sincerely lure a mate into our web of desire.
2. Eye contact can make you more attractive.
Once you get that whole smiling thing down, go in for some eye contact. Not only is it a major signal that you’re interested, but eye contact can go as far as making someone even more attracted to you than they would have been. Studies have found that a "mutual unbroken gaze for two minutes with a stranger" leads to "increased feelings of passionate love."
3. Touching is a definite must. 
While men need to play it cool when it comes to this one (do you really want to get smacked, fellas?), if women lay it on thick, aka, "going nuclear," it will really reel in the dates. There are three levels of touching: friendly (ie. shoulder push or tap), plausible deniability (ie. touching around the shoulder or waist, or on the forearm), and, as we mentioned, nuclear, which is the face touch. When you can, without being creepy, go nuclear. Is everyone taking notes?
4. Playing 'hard to get' really does work. 
Yep, it's true, and the studies can back it up. Making yourself appear to be a "scarce resource worth having" while maintaining your interest is the ticket. People want what they can't have.
5. For men, age isn't a factor. 
When it comes to a playful night out with the ladies and flirting just for fun, 83 percent of guys say they don't care how old (or young) you might be. When it comes to a good time, age doesn't weigh too heavily for dudes.
6. How you talk is a huge indicator. 
As we already learned, men don't do so great when it comes to turning on the sexy voice, but women have all the advantages in that category. Along with being able to successfully manipulate our voices, if we're interested we tend to talk "smoothly and quickly." If we're meh on the situation, our speech ends up being "hesitantly and awkwardly" pushed out of our mouths. Yikes.
7. So is how you hold your head …
Ladies, scientists at the University of Newcastle in Australia have found that you're "most alluring" when you angle your head forward, so you're forced to look ever-so slightly upward. This creates a more feminine look, and we know how guys dig that. Men, in order to look more masculine and, therefore, more attractive to women, you're going to tilt your head back and look a bit down your nose. Don't go overboard and cross your eyes, but, well, you'll feel what's right for you.
8. The power of red is a real thing. 
Whether you choose red lips or a red dress, the color red, also the color of power and confidence, will bring all eyes to you. The "red dress effect" not only helps in attention-getting, but also makes women appear "more open to sexual advances" — this may or may not be what you want, but it is something to consider before going out on the prowl.
9. Being direct scores high on the success scale. 
While women prefer boring opening lines that lack pizazz, men want women who are direct. There is nothing sexier than knowing what you want, of course. However, both men and women agree that "cute/flippant" pickup lines are just awful.
10. It's good for you!
Weird, right? But those who get their flirt on and do so regularly are walking around with higher white blood-cell counts, which means they're really, really healthy.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Health Benefits Of Dates

Dates are ideal fruits that has many benefits and very valuable for our body. It boost the energy and also it removes the wastage from our body. Even people suffering from diabetes can have 1-2 dates daily and believe us it will not increase the sugar level.

Here we list the some health benefits of Dates.

1. For Healthy Heart
Dates contains Potassium, as it helps to stabilize the functioning of heart muscles and it also controls the blood pressure. Dates is a good medicine for alcohol addicts, it reduces the desire of taking alcohol.

2. Constipation 
Those who are suffering from constipation then Dates is the Amazing medicine to get rid from it, Dates contains fiber and proteins as it helps to solve the constipation problems.

3. Night Blindness 
Dates are rich sources of vitamin A, as it helps to improve the vision and fight against night blindness. It also contains antioxidants. So its good idea to take vitamin A from Dates.

4. For Pregnant Women
Dates are rich sources of Folic acid as it is very important for pregnant women. So its important for pregnant women to take dates regularly. Dates contain rich source of Iron, if we ate 100 grams of dates then we will get 7.3 mg iron. It increase the hemoglobin. Dates also contains calcium, manganese and phosphorous.

5. Knee Pain
Now a days many people are suffering from Knee Pains this is because lacking of calcium in our body. Dates are rich sources of calcium so it makes the bones stronger and helps to get relief from Knee Pains.

6. Digestion 
Dates contain fiber, so it improves the digestive system of our body. It acts as a tonic for digestive system.

7. Tooth Decay
Many people suffering from dental caries, Dates helps those people to relief from that because it contains lot of fluorine and minerals.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

7 Appealing Traits Guys LOVE In A Girlfriend

No one wants to know that they’re dating a good liar. One of the traits guys want in a girlfriend is honesty, so that they know she is never deceiving them. Who wants to wonder what their significant other is thinking all of the time? Men like things to be told to them bluntly so that they don’t have to question what a girl means by her words or actions. Being honest will lead to being trusted, which is a crucial part of any successful relationship.
Everyone’s definition of fun is different. Some people enjoy crazy nights out, and others are happiest when sitting at home playing video games. Having a similar sense of what fun is and doing those activities together can strengthen a relationship. Your partner is meant to make you happy. You need to be with someone who can make you smile, relax, and have the time of your life.
Being cheated on is never fun. Men don’t want to watch their girlfriends flirt with other guys and wonder whether she’ll remain faithful. If he’s constantly wondering if you’re going to hook up with your hot coworker, the relationship will fall apart. Men get just as jealous as women do. He has to be assured that you would never hurt him, or he will find someone else that is more trustworthy.
Men enjoy affection more than you think. You don’t have to constantly tell him how much you love him or shower him with kisses. Just remember to show him how much you care about him and appreciate him. He’ll want to know that you haven’t lost your love for him through the years. You don’t want him to worry about where he stands with you. Just tell him!
A guy wants a girl who is independent. Constantly calling him and needing to see him could push him away. You need to have your own life, not just one that centers around him. Don’t lose your friends and your hobbies when a man enters your life. Balance everything so that you don’t lose any part of yourself.
It’s no surprise that men enjoy activity in the bedroom. When you kiss, do it with passion. It’ll show him how attracted you are to him and that you can’t get enough of him. Of course, passion can refer to more than just intercourse. Men love when you’re passionate about music or writing or helping others. It gives you depth and shows that you have a strong personality.
Even if you both love sitting around watching television, you can’t do the same thing day in and day out. Every once in a while, you need a little adventure. You don’t have to go skydiving or bungee jumping. It can be something as simple as going to a new restaurant to try foreign food you’ve never tasted. You just need to be open to trying new things, so that life doesn’t get boring.

Does Texting Have a Healthy Role in Relationships?

Texting can be surprisingly helpful or toxic in romantic relationships.

In the good-old days, dating was defined by a series of face-to-face encounters.  People met, they spent time in each other’s company, they got to know each others’ friends and family, and they evaluated the quality of their connection and their overall compatibility in person.  Sure, they talked on the phone or maybe sent the occasional letter, but the core of their relationship centered on face-to-face interactions. 
A subtle shift seems to be occurring in today’s dating relationships and it warrants our attention.  The technology that once supplemented relationship development is now, it seems, taking on a larger role in the relationship formation and maintenance process.  What is this role?  How healthy is a reliance on technology for the creation and sustainment ofromantic relationships
The Rise of Texting
For many people, texting is a major source of relationship communication.  Individuals 17-25 years of age tend to text message their romantic interests more than older individuals do (Coyne, Stockdale, Busby, Iverson, & Grant, 2011).  In one sample, over 90% reported texting to connect with their partners at least once a day (Schade, Sandberg, Bean, Busby, & Coyne, 2013). These habits may form early:teenagers (ages 13-18) report an impressively high rate of text-based communications with their boyfriends and girlfriends, with roughly 20% of dating teens texting their dating partner at least 30 times per hour in the after-school hours, the early evening, and/or the late evening (10-midnight; Teenage Research Unlimited, 2007).  For Millennials, who comprise the now- and next-generation of men and women navigating the dating game, texting is a socially-acceptable way to flirt, check-in, ask questions, gossip, make plans, or otherwise connect with potential or current romantic partners.
In addition to younger people, people in newer relationships (less than one year) also tend use technology like texting with greater frequency than people in more established relationships (Coyne et al., 2011).  Is texting simply supplementing regular face-to-face conversations?  Or, is texting strategic, having its own advantages and consequences? Understanding why people use texting is a first step to considering its role in healthy relationship development.
The Texting Advantage
Texting removes some of the barriers that make face-to-face conversations, or even phone calls, tricky to navigate.  Applying Walther’s (1996) hyperpersonal model to text messaging reveals three key advantages.  First, texting does not require spontaneous wit; texters have some time to think and carefully craft clever messages.  Second, text messages are void of nonverbal signals, allowing texters to communicate the message they wish to send without concern that unintended nonverbal signals (e.g., sweaty hands; shaky voice) are polluting their message.  Finally, text messaging is easy, but in-person conversations can be complex.  Some people find it complicated to manage the simultaneous demands of an in-person conversation (e.g., saying hello while deciding whether to hug, kiss or just shake someone’s hand, smiling, maintaining good eye contact, and not spilling one’s drink), preferring instead to text.  Texting helps those who are nervous or those who have fewer interpersonal skills avoid potentially socially-awkward encounters.  Flirting can be tremendously awkward, why not text to make it a bit easier? 
Texting not only helps the nervous and socially-awkward, it can also help the status-uncertain.  Testing the waters (“does she like me?  Is he interested?”) is much easier through an electronic medium; its casual approach helps protect individuals from rejection.  Texting can be a safe way to figure out if someone is interested.
In fact, texting usually begins very early in relationships.  Fox and Warber (2013) mapped out the typical sequence for today’s dating relationships.  First, two people meet in person and then they check out each other’s Facebook profiles and become Facebook friends.  Next, one requests the other’s phone number and they begin texting.  Texting continues and at some point one invites the other to a social events in a group setting; at this point they might engage in Facebook messaging as well.  Eventually, a phone call and/or in person date will be arranged (Fox & Warber, 2013). Texting is used early and often in dating relationships, and while it might be easier, it does have its downsides.
Frustrations with Texting
Once texting begins, it might not stop. The more texts people receive, the more they feel obligated to text back, creating a cycle of mobile relationship maintenance (Hall & Baym, 2012). This can be a healthy pattern if it creates a balanced sense of connection and dependence, but if instead individuals begin to feel an overdependence, such that the texting is preventing them from other activities (e.g., seeing each other in person; attending to other relationships; completing responsibilities), the outcome is dissatisfaction (Hall & Baym, 2012). 
Further, texting is often fraught with confusion.  Without non-verbal signals, messages can be misinterpreted or misconstrued leading to uncertainty.  (“He just texted, “Hi.” What does that mean?”)  Further, because the communication is not face-to-face, it adds a psychological distance that allows for words to be said that might be hard to say in person.  Maybe this is why texting is often used by people in newer relationships to broach difficult topics, to intentionally hurt their partners, or to apologize (Coyne et al., 2011).  The distance that texting offers may make it easier to say what one may not wish to say in person.
In fact, about a fifth of people (according to one sample; Weisskirch & Delevi, 2012), have received the dreaded break-up text.  This is despite the fact that people think this is an unacceptable and inappropriate way to break-up with people. People who receive these texts more and send these texts more tend to have greater attachment anxiety, meaning they tend to have a deep-seated fear of rejection and abandonment, and a low sense of self-worth (Weisskirch & Delevi, 2012).  While technology makes it easier to avoid having difficult face-to-face conversations, those conversations are often worth having in person, despite the discomfort they can bring.  If nothing else, they are growth opportunities and adhere better to the social expectations for how a break-up should occur.
Texting and Relationship Well-being
In the end, is it healthy to text?  Certain patterns suggest that relationship satisfaction and stability are linked to texting.  In heterosexual relationships, women who text more frequently tend to feel happier in their relationships and their partners do as well (Schade et al., 2013).  Interestingly, the more men text, the less happy they tend to be, the less happy their romantic partners tend to be, and the more their partners tend to have considered breaking-up with them (Schade et al., 2013).  These relations are a bit complex, as men who text to express affection tend to have partners who feel more attached to them. For both men and women, the more they use texting to hurt the other (e.g., making themjealousy; expressing anger) the less attached their romantic partner. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Seven Wonders of the World: The Original Ancient Wonders

Wonders Of The World

Pyramids Of Egypt

Noted for being the only surviving member of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid is the largest of the 3 pyramids built in the ancient city of Giza, now part of greater Cairo, Egypt. The pyramid is believed to have been built around 2560 B.C. as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, and likely took 20 years to construct. (Egyptologists argue over man-power numbers, and estimates have ranged from 14,000 to 360,000 men). When built, the pyramid measured nearly 480 feet high, with the sides each measuring about 755 feet long. In addition, each side is oriented with one of the cardinal points (north, south, east and west). Nearly 2.3 million blocks of stone, each weighing approximately 2 tons, comprise the pyramid. The pyramid remained the world's tallest building for 4 millennia after it was built.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are said to have been built by Nebuchadnezzar II, a ruler of Babylon, around 600 B.C. Though historians often debate the actual existence of the gardens, because there's no physical evidence and Babylonian documents never mention them (Greek scholars first described the gardens), accounts state that the gardens consisted of vaulted terraces raised above one another and supported on pillars -- in other words, an artificial rising mountain of gardens. The terraces were filled with dirt and planted with trees and flora, which were said to hang over the sides. The amazement over the gardens stems from what would have been an extraordinarily complicated irrigation system, which brought water from the Euphrates to the gardens in an otherwise arid environment. The gardens are thought to have been destroyed by an earthquake around the first century B.C.

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Completed around 550 B.C. to honor the Greek goddess of hunting and nature, the Temple of Artemis was built during the Achaemenid Dynasty of the Persian Empire. Arson destroyed the temple in 356 B.C. The ancient author and philosopher Pliny described the temple as being 377 feet long and 180 feet wide (about 3 times the size of the Parthenon), with 127 Ionic columns measuring 60 feet high, and made solely of marble. Used as both a marketplace and a place of worship, the temple housed numerous works of art and sculpture.

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

This enormous statue honoring the god Zeus was built at the Temple of Zeus in Olympia around 450 B.C. Designed by the Greek sculptor Pheidias, the statue of a seated Zeus measured 40 feet tall and was carved from ivory with gold-plated accents. The statue depicts him seated on a cedar throne inlaid with jewels, holding a statue of Nike (goddess of victory) in his right hand and a scepter with an eagle on top in his left hand. Various theories exist to explain the statue's destruction. Some scholars believe that it was destroyed along with the temple in the fifth century. Others argue that the statue was brought to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire in A.D. 462.

Tomb of Maussollos at Halicarnassus

The tomb built to hold the remains of the Persian king Mausollos and his wife, Artemisia, was designed by the Greek architects Satyrus and Pythius and constructed around 353 B.C. on a hill overlooking the ancient city of Halicarnassus. The tomb stood 135 feet high, and its exterior was surrounded by an ornamental frieze. Numerous statues, bas-reliefs and columns decorated the exterior of the ornate and enormous tomb, and eventually the term "mausoleum" became used to describe any large and impressive tomb. Multiple earthquakes ultimately led to the destruction of the tomb in the 14th century.

Colossus at Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was actually an enormous, looming 100-foot tall statue of the Greek god Helios, built on the island of Rhodes around 280 B.C. The statue was erected to commemorate the island's patron god, Helios, after Rhodes successfully defended itself in 304 B.C. from an invasion. Scholars believe that the statue stood either on a pedestal at the entrance to the island's harbor or on a breakwater in the harbor. An earthquake destroyed the statue in 226 B.C., a mere 54 years after its construction.

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Scholars estimate the Lighthouse of Alexandria measured between 383 and 450 feet high and was built in the third century B.C. to act as a landmark for Pharos, a small island off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. The lighthouse's tower was built using light-colored stone, and at its highest point, a mirror was placed to reflect sunlight during the day; at night a fire burned to give off light. Some historians believe that the light given off could be seen for some 35 miles. The lighthouse was damaged by 2 earthquakes in 1303 and 1323, and its remains were destroyed in 1480, when a fort was built on the site.