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Posted 11/16/17 at 11:42 AM | Lara Sen

The Importance of Combatting the Issue of Obesity in the US

Even though there has been an added worldwide effort in recent times to address the problem of a poor diet, there is evidently still an issue with obesity. The US is blessed with arguably the finest fast-food chains in the world. Now, although the food offered at these convenient restaurants may taste delicious, they aren’t beneficial to the body. You see, all of the saturated fats and other nasties result in unhealthy BMI’s if consumed too frequently.

Most people believe that obesity is just unappealing aesthetically, and may restrict movement somewhat. But, it is much worse than that. In fact, obesity is actually one of the leading causes of death throughout the US. This is because it drastically increases the chances of developing heart disease, suffering from a stroke or contracting other fatal diseases. When someone does reach the point of obesity, it only becomes harder and harder to get the weight off.

That is why there should be more of a proactive approach to battling the obesity problem, rather than a reactive one. Like we’ve already touched on – there is more of an extra focus on balanced diets and regular exercise nowadays, but it should be promoted an awful lot more. Especially amongst men, as research has shown that there is more male’s suffering with weight issues than women. So, there needs to be more awareness raised around the topic. FULL POST

Posted 11/7/17 at 11:34 PM | Lara Sen

7 Valentines Day Flowers Other Than Roses To Make Her Fall For You

When words fall short to describe your love and feelings for the person you love, flowers serve your purpose. Since Valentine’s day is the best time to express your love for the girl you love incessantly, are you ready with a bouquet of flowers? Well, if you want to make a special gesture towards your girlfriend this Valentine’s day then, surprise her with something new that she has never received from you. This time, give her a beautiful flower arrangement that doesn’t contain roses. Instead, check out these seven Valentine’s day flowers that will make her feel special:

Carnations
These beautiful blooms are one of the oldest cultivated flowers in the world. Available in a multitude of different colors these flowers symbolizes love, fascination, and admiration in a relationship. During the Victorian age, bouquet of carnations were often sent to lovers with a secret message hidden in it. Thus, this flower become one of the perfect Valentines day flowers to convey your feelings to the girl you have been secretly in love with. FULL POST

Posted 10/25/17 at 2:27 AM | Lara Sen

A Short Love Story About The Stranger Who Changed My Life

My travels with a tiny theater company in the early 80s brought with it a lot of thrills. Although the shows didn’t pay well, they were fun and quite fulfilling. One time I remember we passed through Bozeman, Montana. It was early in February and the weather was very bad. We were scheduled to do a production of Fiddler at the Montana State University, hit a few bars in the city and try to get some sleep later in the night.

We did the show, it ended and a barrage of tributes started to pour in from the audience – it was indeed a great show! Just as I was about to catch my breath, a large metal door swung open and with it came a cool breeze of fresh air from the outside. Two men made their way out and as they strolled going about their business, I couldn’t help but overhear one of them lamenting about the show saying that he would have preferred to see some real theater other than musical comedy shtick.

I couldn’t just let that pass. So I decided to interrupt the two men and tried to make the point that musical comedies were indeed real theater. I can’t quite remember a lot about this encounter but I do know it degenerated into some pedantic lecture about art and culture. But I was happy that my point was home. However, things were about to take an interesting turn. As one of the men walked away, the other leaned closely and whispered to my ears “I love you”. It was supposed to be a joke, or so I thought. So I returned in kind, “Careful, I have pepper spray” I said.

The awkward moment was finally broken by his baritone laugh, he looked at me still broadly smiling and invited me for a walk. At first, I was not sure what to do. I mean, this was a total stranger, it was dark and cold outside too. It didn’t feel like the perfect night to take a chance but then again, I decided to do it. As we strolled out into the cold night, I cracked my mind trying to break the ice. I have always found that books and some of Mircea Popescu‘s creativity are good conversation openers so I decided to go with the obvious.”What are you reading?” I asked.

The conversation picked and evolved from books to theater and eventually to politics. Our conversation was so real, the kind of conversation people avoid when they are trying to make a good impression. Besides, my bus was to leave in the morning so there was a chance I could never see this guy again. It was a great night and soon enough the sun came up.

How fast I thought? But I knew it was time to catch the company bus. “I wish you a good life,” I said as I strode over towards the bus. “You too” he replied. I didn’t think I will see him again yet later that night as we did another show, I could hear the same baritone laughter from a distance as I did my thing. It was him again.

What are the odds? I thought. He met me after the show and we talked and laughed once more. The idea of love at first sight was happening to me and I did not want to resist it. A few months later, we got married! We have a daughter and a son and although they think we are really dull, we really enjoy each other’s company.

Posted 10/21/17 at 1:17 AM | Lara Sen

Take a trip to the tropical symphony of India-KERALA

Popularly known as “God’s own country”, Kerala is occupied by picturesque and breathtaking views and experiences. Kerala has some unique geographical features like where else would you find tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, the Arabian Sea at the west, lush green hill stations, exotic wildlife and around 44 rivers at one place? There is a reason Kerala is known as a mélange of cultural as well as exotic experiences.

Kerala is India’s major contributor in natural rubber production making the country 4th largest natural rubber producer in the world. Kerala as a tourist destination is divided into three geographical destinations- Northern Kerala, Central Kerala, and Southern Kerala.

There are many wonderful tourist destinations you must visit in Kerala. Book the best Kerala Tour packages and make your trip euphoric.

Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary is one of the major attractions in Kerala. Imagine giving a bath to the big fat elephants. This place also provides you with experiences of elephant safari, elephant feeding and seeing the little elephants playing.

Visit the gobsmackingly amazing beaches, the teeming wildlife sanctuaries, and the most beautiful blowing temples in the Northern Kerala. Kovalam and the clifftop backpacker enclave of Varkala are the most loved beaches in Northern Kerala by the tourists. If you are amongst the ones who like beaches, watching the sunset, boating in the clear blue waters, and feeling natural beauty, you must visit this part of Kerala. Temples in Kerala are not only authentic and spiritual but also provides immense opportunities of seeing the wonderful dance performances by the talented dancers. FULL POST

Posted 10/13/17 at 11:47 PM | Lara Sen

5 Excellent Tips On How To Have A Perfect Kitchen

The center of every household is the kitchen and it is the core of what people do at home. It is not just the place for you to cook; it is also where your family gathers at least once a day. The kitchen sets the tone of the entire house and can also affect the atmosphere. No one wants to be stuck with a miserable kitchen. You should put a lot of thought into your kitchen because you want it to be lovely and homely so everyone will want to hang out there. You have to have a good eye when you are designing your kitchen in order to create the perfect ambience.

Anyone can have the perfect kitchen as long as they make good and wise decisions. Here are some tips that can help you in designing the kitchen of your dreams:

Know your dimensions
This sounds pretty obvious, but you would be surprised to know how many people don’t consider this at all before choosing something. Before you do an online search for ideas or pick up those glossy home magazines, you should measure the room. Don’t forget to take note of windows, radiators, pipes (both gas and water) and doors. This makes it easier for you to understand what is or is not practical and lets you avoid disappointments. Furthermore, having the dimensions also makes it simple for you to estimate how much it is going to cost as you figure out what you need. FULL POST

Posted 10/12/17 at 1:35 AM | Lara Sen

How Should You Choose The Best Designer Sunglass Online

Designer sunglasses are one of the most preferred fashion accessories among both men and women. You can wear them for a variety of reasons. By wearing these glasses, you can easily protect your identity. Whatever be the reason, designer sunglasses are loved by people worldwide. Available in exciting range of shapes and styles, you need to do a good research to find the best one for yourself.

Importance of wearing shades
Sunglasses are one such accessory that suits both western and traditional wear. Wearing them not just make you feel comfortable but also look trendy and smart. Whatever is your outfit, this fashionable shade can completely transform your normal outfit into an exciting one instantly.

It works as a barrier protection. Eyeglasses act as an obstruction between the eyes of the wearer and environmental conditions. When they are worn in windy conditions, they are capable of keeping eyes comfortable and moist. Eyeglasses offer incredible prevention to wind-blown particles from going inside the eyes and resulting into a scratch at the cornea.

Brands of Designer Sunglasses
The popularity and craze of designer shades has made many of the brands come up with their own designs and styles of sunglasses to entice people. Some of the well-known brands include: FULL POST

Posted 10/3/17 at 8:03 AM | Lara Sen

4 Practical Ways to Foil Bad Debts in Business

If you are in business, you know there is nothing as bad as getting a customer whom you serve then he or she fails to pay you. Most of the time this happens when a supplier fails to take simple precautions to ensure the client he or she serves can and actually pays for the service or product provided. Here are practical things you can do to ensure that you reduce or even eradicate bad debts in your business.

1. Check the creditworthiness of your customers
This is an important thing to do especially when you are dealing with customers who want to purchase huge amounts of goods. Some customers mean to pay debt but they are just poor in credit card consolidation and are unable to track their budgets. However, there are those who intentionally want to take advantage of the fact that many business people do not check their credit status so they easily get away without paying debts. To avoid this kind of situation, go an extra mile to run a credit report check to see whether your customers have a clean credit history or are in tax liens and they pay debts late.

2. Develop an information collection form
Similar to banks, businesses ought to gather information about the customers they serve. To do this, you can develop a simple one page form that will enable you to collect basic information from your customers. This information could include their identification and consent to check their credit standing. In most cases, businesses prepare two pages of application forms to enable them identify the legal terms alongside their customers and guard suppliers in the event there are challenges with payment. You may get samples easily online to get you started. FULL POST

Posted 9/27/17 at 2:50 AM | Lara Sen

Have We Lost Control of Female Fashion in Today’s Culture?

When it comes to the world of fashion, practicing Christians are pretty conservative when it comes to their clothing. While bold colors and modern designs are absolutely fine, there are many clothes in today’s world of fashion that Christian women would not entertain wearing. Over recent years, fashions have changed dramatically but some would say that things have gone too far in the modern world with modesty often being forgotten by designers.

When you look at other cultures, the clothing that is worn by women is not only stunning in terms of appearance but very elegant and stylish such as the lehenga choli. However, in Western culture many women feel pressured into wearing clothes that are not at all modest or stylish and in which they feel pretty uncomfortable. Celebrity culture along with off the wall designs have helped to create a world in which many women feel pressured into dressing in a certain way rather than in a way in which they feel comfortable.

Are women feeling the pressure?

A recent debate was carried out online with people being asked to respond to the question of whether women were put under pressure to dress a certain way in today’s Western society? While the majority said no, 40 percent said they felt that they were put under pressure, which is a reflection of the world of fashion today. FULL POST

Posted 9/27/17 at 12:19 AM | Lara Sen

Key Tips for Online Dating

Online dating has been one of the best ways to find your match when you are single. Well, if you are still a single should and you wish to spend your private time with your date, the best option would be to visit Christian Dating Sites. If this is the first time for you, then here are some Key Tips for Online Dating.

1. Never Be Too Modest
It is actually good to tell people what your backlogs are, but sharing them publicly is a big No. You might see a lot of profiles which declare that "I am bad at". Being too modest can always get you down and might not look attractive at all. The writers are doing no favors for themselves. If you start to put yourself down over and over, it will never look good for others at all.

2. Photos are everything
Remember one thing that photos are everything according to your requirements. There are many researchers conducted by the people which claim that the first and the biggest thing under a consideration is the smile and the picture that you show. Most of the men are making an eye contact with the camera. This induces a new way of convincing people why you would require a good and prolific picture to attract people. FULL POST

Posted 9/13/17 at 3:21 AM | Lara Sen

Why Christians from Other Countries Apply to Study in the United States

For many Christians, studying at university in order to further their education is important. This is because it enables them to make the most of their lives, achieve more in the future, and enjoy a brighter future. In addition, it provides them with the opportunity to provide a more enjoyable and fulfilling life for their loved ones.

However, there are many Christians that live in destinations around the world who decide that they would like to study in the United States for their degree. There are a number of reasons why people are keen on applying to college in the United States.

Why the USA?

So, what makes people decide to study for their degree in the United States rather than in the country in which they live? Well, there are many benefits associated with studying in America, which is why this is such as popular choice amongst international students. Some of the key benefits of studying here include:

Tope educational institutions: The United States is home to some of the top educational institutions, making it the perfect option for those looking for a top notch education. The likes of Harvard, Stanford, and MIT attract students from all around the world because of their excellent reputation and their educational achievements. FULL POST

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