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Love is Not Love – In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, Anyway

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Sonnets 18 and 116 are two of Shakespeare’s most quotable love poems. If you’re a fan of weddings, rose-petal-filled baths, or Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility, you’ll probably recognize the lines “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” and “Love is not love / Which alters when it alteration finds.” The problem with quotes, however, is that they lack context. Let’s do a quick line-by-line overview of Sonnets 116 and 18. You might be surprised to find that one of these so-called “love” poems is very much not like the other.

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments.

This is Shakespeare’s equivalent of saying “Mum’s the word” to the ol’ “Speak now or forever hold your peace” bit of the marriage ceremony. In fact, Shakespeare won’t even admit the word “impediments” to the line that talks about marriage. Love: 1; Impediments: 0.

…Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

In other words, he’s not one for pulling any of this “you’ve changed” crap.

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

Psh, tempests.

It is the star to every wand’ring bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.

The star to every wand’ring bark? That’d have to be the North Star, which never appears to move from its place in the Northern Hemisphere. The reason its “worth’s unknown” is because Europeans didn’t know a whole heck of a lot about stars back in Shakespeare’s day, what with still being bitter about the Earth’s roundness and all.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle’s compass come:

Love: 2; Rosy Lips and Cheeks: 0. On a side note, remember that this is Shakespeare, meaning that anything a 12-year old could possibly construe as dirty probably is. Feel free to laugh, therefore, at the image of Old Father Time’s “bending” sickle.

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

Love: 3; Edge of Doom: big ol’ goose egg. If love could speak, it’d be saying “booya” right about now.

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Did Shakespeare just take an oath upon his own poetry? Them’s fightin’ words. If you’re not sure why, it’ll all make sense when we get to Sonnet 18.

Like Sonnet 116, Sonnet 18 is ranked high up there on Sappy Poetry lists… usually by people who go for explicit rather than implicit meaning. If you’ve ever considered including a reading of Sonnet 18 at your anniversary party, the last three or so lines will probably change your mind. (If you’re a really careful reader, the first two will do the trick.) Let’s start from the top.

Sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Aww, how sweet! We think… To be sure, let’s read it again – aloud. Remember to stress every second syllable, like so:

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Ah hah! Notice how “I” is emphasized but “thee” and “thou” aren’t? Sneaky. Let’s continue.

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:

Can’t argue with that.

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;

Yeah yeah, we get it – everything in nature fades. Go back to that “thou” person already.

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Woohoo! And the “thy” is emphasized! We knew Shakespeare would come around eventually!

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,

We like where this is going.

Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

Good, good. Keep it coming!

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;

Uh oh, we’ve got ourselves a conditional. So let’s get this straight: all that not fading, getting ugly, or dying business depends on growing in some eternal lines to time? What does that even mean? And please don’t tell us it has anything to do with the fact that Sonnets 1-17 are also known as the “procreation sonnets.” If Shakespeare’s saying that the best way to bottle up all them good looks is by creating genetic blood lines, we’re going to go ahead and turn down that second date.

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,

Another conditional?!? Okay, okay: “so long as men can breathe, or eyes can see” is actually a decent amount of time, so we’ll let it slide.

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

At last! – an emphasized “thee”! But hold the phone: what‘s giving thee life? Some unnamed “this”?? Is Shakespeare referring back to those eternal lines? To give him a little credit, he probably knows enough about grammar to use the pronoun “these” when talking about something plural. Dare we ask… if “this” is the sonnet itself? Might Shakespeare be suggesting that being featured in his work immortalizes you? Are those eternal lines the lines of the sonnet itself? Is the final thee only emphasized because it’s the end result of Shakespeare’s awesome, immortalizing poetry skills?

Probably. After all, being Shakespeare is like being an Elizabethan rockstar: you can bully the roadies, sleep with the groupies, trash the hotel rooms, and still be the world’s darling. And let’s face it: if you went down in history as The Bard, you’d probably swear by your own poetry too.

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Derren Brown vs David Blaine

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On Friday the 11th of September 2009 a 2 hour special magic was shown on Channel 4 in the UK. First up was Derren Brown explaining how he Predicted the lottery and this was followed by David Blaine performing What Is Magic. The next day a new conversational topic was born:

Who’s the best magician David Blaine or Derren Brown?

Both DB-UK & DB-USA started off as close-up magicians and both got their big break by demonstrating card magic. Derren performed Smoke and David performing a myriad of card tricks including; Ambitious Card and 2 Card Monte respectfully. Ironically neither is considered ‘a magician’ any more David Blaine is more of an endurance artist and Derren is a Psychological Illusionist.

So what makes a good magician?

Identity / Brand Having a strong Identity in magic is one of the main keys to success, Houdini was the Escapologist, Paul Daniels was the cheeky close-up magician, David Copperfield the Illusionist, Penn & Teller the aggressive revealers of magic. David Blaine Became the Street Magician who could levitate and through a deck of cards through a window. Derren brown became the mind reader who could control people’s decisions to the extent he would risk his life in the Russian Revolution challenge. Both Derren and David have established a good, strong consistent identity:-Derren: sophisticated, cheeky, playful, intelligent, mischievous David: Mysterious, deep, troubled, calm, spiritual.

Result: Draw

Tricks performed David Blaine’s most talked about trick was card through window. Even now around 10 years after it first aired on TV, magicians still get asked how he achieved the feat. Just like Michael Jackson did not invent the Moonwalk; David Blaine did not invent the idea for this trick or even the method, but it is still widely known by the public as, David Blaine’s ‘Card Through Window’. Derren Brown has performed more tricks on TV than David, has had more Television series broadcast and has had about the same amount of 1 off TV specials. He also performs a stage show annually throughout the UK. For some strange reason, people talk about how Amazing Derren was but they don’t pick out a specific memorable trick. So although Derren wins the battle for quantity David Bliane gets more talk time after his shows.

Result: David Blaine

Entertainment Value After David Blaine started doing endurance tests his entertainment value was significantly reduced. He seemed to master staying in the one place for a very long time without doing anything. Derren performs a branch of magic referred to in the business as Mentalism. Mentalism is often thought of as boring but Derren incorporates humour to break up the act.

Result: Derren Brown

Originality David Blaine has taken many effects not original to his own and has incorporated them into his act with his performance style

Likewise, Derren has incorporated many of other people’s effects but Derren can take an effect like the sympathetic silks – a trick with 2 handkerchiefs with a knot and somehow convert it into a mind reading effect.

Result: Derren

Likeability factor Possibly the most important weapon in a magicians arsenal is the likeability factor. If the audience doesn’t like the magician, they will not care for his tricks. It was the main downfall of Paul Daniels. In the magic world he’s unbelievably highly respected; but, it almost seems cool to dislike him. People generally say he became annoying but it’s more a case of familiarity breeds contempt.

David Blaine has never really been a likeable character because he is so distant and the eye on the hand stunt with Eamonn Holmes was a PR nightmare. However, with recent voiceovers during his series about his childhood and coming back to his roots in the street magic. His likeability factor has grown considerably. On the other hand, Derren’s popularity has taken a dip recently. With the 3rd most number of complaints with his Russian Revolution stunt, his baffling explanation of the lottery prediction and his failure to have his audience stuck to their chairs has lowered his likeability factor. This however, will not bother Derren in the slightest as he goes out of his way in his publications to offend certain groups of people.

This is a hard decision because until recently Derren has been more popular but at the time of writing this the pendulum has swung in favour of…

Result: David Blaine

Over all Result: Draw

As I’ve never been one to sit on the fence and I’m a massively biased Derren Brown fan, I’ve decided to create another category)

Technical Ability

This should have no bearing on the overall decision but it would be unfair not to mention it. The magic fraternity looks upon ones skill with a deck of cards as the Jedi Knights look upon ones skill with the light sabre. So although both are strong with the force Derren is awarded a higher degree of respect in the magic world

David Blaine performs with methods that do not rely on complex digital dexterity and often many magicians can replicate his tricks. However, Derren Brown performs several tricks that rely on complex card manipulation that magicians cannot replicate easily.

Result: Derren

Final Result: Derren 3 David 2 Winner Derren Brown

In the true definition of who is a best magician, David Blaine would win because he makes people believe in magic. However, if people investigate David’s tricks, they will discover his methods. Derren Brown has started “revealing” the methods of how tricks are done. His aim is to educate people that if we put our minds to anything it can be achieved. If people investigate this… they will find out it’s true. This essay is an opinion essay, the facts may be incorrect and it’s largely biased and subjective. I hope you enjoyed reading it but if you are going to quote any part of it, please think carefully and do the proper research.

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Why Learn Trick Photography and Special Effects

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Photography is more than just snapping pictures, it is a recognized art form that harnesses the creative expression of the photographer. While anyone can take a picture, only someone who understands the tools and resources available to the photographer can get the most out of their work.

In fact, learning about trick photography and special effects can not only increase your repertoire in terms of your knowledge base, it can also expand your talents and raise your skill levels when it comes to photography. Today, there is a new eBook available that will teach you all the basics of expanding your photographic skills by incorporating proven and powerful techniques. This new eBook is appropriately titled, “Trick Photography and Special Effects” by Evan Sharboneau

What is “Trick Photography and Special Effects”?

Put simply, “Trick Photography and Special Effects” by Evan Sharboneau is the eBook that provides all the information necessary to create stunning, beautiful images and wonderful special effects. This eBook is designed to teach you the basics and provide new techniques in many different areas, including;

• Long Exposure

• Light Painting

• How to Create In-Camera Illusions

• 3D & High Speed Photography

• Bubbles, Smoke and Double Exposure

• HDR & Infrared Photography

• Creating Panoramas & Creative Compositions

• Time Displacement

• Layer Mask, Levitation & Multiplicity Photography

• Invisible Man

• The Harris Shutter and Droste Effect

• Mixing Day & Night and Much, Much More

All of these elements are taught in the “Trick Photography and Special Effects” eBook and more. Plus, the layout of each technique is accompanied by plenty of photographs, graphs and simple text so you can quickly pick them up. The purpose of this eBook is to provide you with the basics and the tools needed to create wonderful photographs and to get the most out of your camera.

How Can You Improve your Photographic Skills and Abilities with this Resource?

There are a number of ways that this eBook can improve the natural skills and talents already inside you. While anyone can become a great photographer, only those who understand and apply the techniques and tricks of this profession can truly excel.

Learn New Techniques: In this eBook, you will learn some of the basic and advanced techniques that can not only improve your skills, but expand the way you view photography. The techniques that are presented here have actually been around for a while, but not that many photographers take advantage of them.

Bolster Your Imagination: If there is any one thing that holds a photographer back, it is the inability to tap into their imagination and come up with a new perspective or way of shooting a particular shot. This eBook can overcome that tendency and help you to release the talents inside you.

The In-Camera Special Effects Techniques

The simple techniques that are presented in this book can provide you with an entirely new perspective on how to shoot simple scenes. You can use many of these techniques to create entirely new types of photographs for your portfolio. What follows are examples of photographic tricks that can be done in camera and without any assistance from editing software such as Photoshop.

Forced perspective shots for example, where two objects of vastly different size can appear to be next to each other is somewhat difficult to realistically achieve unless you know a few tricks. For example;

• Set the aperture to the lowest possible setting as the amount of light entering the camera will positively affect the depth of field, meaning that you’ll achieve a more realistic effect.

Upside Down Reflections can also be difficult to achieve as most people make a few simple mistakes that don’t get the right effect.

• Be sure to focus to on the reflection and not the object when taking the picture.

Also, you can experiment by disrupting the reflection. For example, you can toss a rock into the water if that is the reflecting surface.

A Shadow Heart trick can be performed with a simple ring, an open book and a light source from behind.

• If you set the ring upright in an open book in the crevasse between each side, the light source will create a shadow ring on the paper.

The Unscrewed Light bulb is a great photographic trick that can be performed with a simple, incandescent bulb that is frosted and a small light source behind the bulb itself.

• When you take a photograph of the bulb with a smaller light source, such as an LED or even a small flashlight, behind it, the bulb will appear to be on even though it is unattached to any power source.

Such simple, yet effective tricks are only a small part of the information presented in this book. You can learn a great deal about how to create new types of images from your imagination thanks to the building blocks of information inside this book.

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How to Sculpt a Tear-Drop Shaped Butt

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One the questions that my fitness students and clients often ask me is how to tone their butts.

Well, almost any leg exercise will tone your butt. Generally speaking, ballet dancers, sprinters, gymnasts and figure skaters have well-formed butts. That is because they use movements that raise the leg backwards AND turns their foot outwards.

Most butt exercises work the leg going front to rear, like running, cycling, stair climber, leg extension machines, squats and some butt isolators. These types of movements primarily work the big gluteus maximus muscles and the thighs.

To get more of a tear-drop-shaped butt, you have to utilize some of the muscles underneath the glutes. Namely, the periformis muscle, that ROTATES the leg. Look at the difference in the butts of female weight lifters, joggers, long distance runners and cyclists compared to sprinters, figure skaters, ballet dancers, and practitioners of ashtanga yoga and Pilates.

Try the following movements 3 times per week for the next 3 weeks,

THE SIDE KICK

Stand about a two feet away from a wall.

Keeping your belt buckle (or navel) and left foot, pointed towards the wall, raise your right leg behind you.

Keep your upper body upright.

Raise your leg as high as you can and hold it. You should feel your glutes (butt muscles) tighten.

Now, rotate your foot outwards so that it is parallel to the ground.

Pull your toes towards you and extend your heel. (Most people do this wrong and extend their toes and never get the effect.)

You should be looking over your shoulder at you extended leg. Do not give in to the temptation to let your supporting foot to turn sideways. Your hips should stay pointed towards the wall.

This is like a martial art side kick. Try holding this for 10-30 seconds at a time and then change legs. Walk around for a minute to loosen up your muscles after working both legs.

Or go to a martial arts club and learn a few kicks. Most kickers have hard butts and narrow waists.

THE BUTT SQUEEZE

O.K. get over the funny name. You can do this exercise with weight across your shoulders or just without the weight.

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and keeping your back straight, bend your knees until your thighs are parallel with the floor.

Straighten your legs and then squeeze your butt like you are trying to hold a coin between your butt cheeks. Clench hard for 2-3 seconds.

Squat again. Do 10 to 20 times and then add some weight.

Ensure that you do not raise your heels or take a full squat. (That is a different technique.)

You will probably find that you can only do half of the squats that might normally do. This is normal.

Do this exercise first thing in the morning and you will feel “toned” all day long.

SKATING

Ice, roller or in-line skating at a good pace cannot help but carve your butt into shape. Use exaggerated skating motions to build the lateral leg and butt muscles.

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How Do You Get Cigarette Smoke Out of a Memory Foam Mattress?

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Cigarette smoke stains and odor can ruin a good night of sleep. Before your precious memory foam mattress grows ragged before its time, you should try cleaning it so it stays in top functioning for a long time.

There are a couple of cleaning tricks you should be privy of so that you can do a quick mattress maintenance when you need it. If you only have a problem with the smell of cigarette smoke that has somehow been absorbed by your mattress, try the following tips:

Tip 1: Try Rubbing Alcohol

Here is what you need to do, soak a clean towel in rubbing alcohol and use this to rub the surface of the mattress. It deodorizes and sanitizes your mattress. What is also great about this trick is that the rubbing alcohol dissipates quickly so there is no need for you to allot lengthy drying time.

Tip 2: Try Spritzing Citrus Solution

Mix one cup of lemon juice with four cups of water and pour the mixture in an empty spray bottle. Spray the memory foam mattress with this deodorizing solution. The lemon juice zaps the unwanted smell. Once it has dried completely, vacuum the mattress to get rid of the smell altogether.

If you have trouble with the brownish smoke stains, the following tricks might help:

Tip 1: Sprinkle Baking Soda

Try sprinkling baking soda on the mattress and leave it on for about an hour or so until the stains can easily come off. Rub it gently so it can penetrate deeper. Once the stains have already come off, vacuum the mattress on both sides.

You can also try mixing baking soda with water and apply it on the area affected. Leave the solution on the mattress for the same length of time and vacuum it.

Tip 2: Vinegar Solution

Spray on some vinegar solution. Vinegar can be used to clean appliances and upholsteries. Try mixing one cup of vinegar with four cups of warm water and add a bit of baking soda to the mixture. Spray the mattress with the solution and leave it on for an hour. Once the stains are gone, vacuum away.

These tips should take care of cigarette stains and odors. You can also try them if you are having other mattress cleaning problems as they also work well with molds and coffee stains. Try them and you can prolong the life of your memory foam mattress significantly.

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Complete Wii Balance Board Game List

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I took some time to write a simple list about all the Wii games that are compatible with the Wii Balance Board (Wii Fit Board). Most of them are already released, some will be by early next year. I also included a small summery for each of the games.

1.All Star Cheer Squad – basically you have to play a cheerleader who moves up to become the head cheerleader. Start of as the rookie who has to try out for even getting accepted into the squad. The more you play the game the more advanced routines you will learn. You can play career mode or mini game mode style.

2.Academy Of Champions: Soccer – the tile says it all, a game basically for boys who love soccer. This title includes 12 mini games. Or play the story line to battle against a football academy. Try to make your team win the championship.

3. Avatar – the game to the upcoming film Avatar. The film is by James Cameron. The game is an action based adventure game, which takes place at an alien planet. Will be released at the end of November.

4. Daisy Fuentes Pilates – a great workout game not only for all the pilates lovers, but also people in general who want to improve their posture and do some more exercise without going to the gym. This game includes 10 pilates routines. There are 5 pre set routines and 5 customizable ones. The game starts at the level of beginners, but will move up in difficulty to advanced. You can play this game in English or Spanish. The commentator is Daisy Fuentes that will guide you all the way with her great tips in subjects like health and fitness.

5. DanceDance Revolution Hottest Party 3 – a sequel to the DanceDance Revolution games. You can either play with the dance pad or as the title of this article says, with the Wii Balance Board. The game can be played in workout mode, story mode, lesson mode or kids mode. This rhythmic game is the best one until now, because all the previous titles didn’t include the Wii Balance Board. It includes also more than 50 tracks of music.

6. Diva Girls- Divas On Ice – a nice girlie game who want to try out as ice princesses. There is a career mode available, but also mini games. Defiantly a game for girls for the age of 8+.

7. Doctor Fizzwhizzle’s Animal Rescue – a game where you have to advance in stages to rescue animals. An arcade kind of game. You have more than 180 levels to play and can rescue 60 different animals. It includes also a kids mode with quizzes about animals.

8. Don King Boxing – a boxing game where you step into the ring to fight against the greatest boxers in real venues like Madison Square Garden or Boardwalk Hall. See if you can make it to the top – in career mode. This is one of the top rated games of this year. You should try this game, even if you are not too much into boxing. This gives you the workout of a fitness game, but still makes it fun to play. Has a teen rating.

9. EA Sports Active More Workouts – This is the sequel to the EA Sports Active Personal Trainer game that was released about a year ago. One of the highest rated Wii fitness games. You can use the Wii Balance Board, the Wii remote and Nunchuk to play this game. This game adds 35 new exercises that target the whole body. More Workouts is made to be played in the winter as it focuses on warm-weather games like surfing, jet skiing and rafting. It also keeps players motivated with a 6-week-challenge that tracks the players progress.

10. EA Sports Active Personal Trainer – This was probably the most successful game for the Wii Balance Board. You can play sports like running, basket ball, volley ball, roller skating, boxing, baseball, dancing, and many other games. This game includes a rubber resistant band for muscle workouts and a pouch for jogging and running. If you want to play this game with a friend you can get the gear also separately. Sign up for the 30 day challenge with its 20 minute workouts to get into shape. This game will make your living room into a gym without the need of leaving the house.

11. Go Play Circus Star – Go try out to become the greatest circus performer. Play in career mode and play stage-by-stage or play mini games. Most of the games in this title are compatible with the Wii Balance Board. One of three games of the Go Play series.

12. Go Play City Sports – Another one of the Go Play series. Play six street games like stick ball, kickball, street hockey and soccer. In career mode you have to stand up for yourself and become the top athlete of your street. A fun and casual game for the whole family.

13. Go Play Lumberjacks – The last one of the Go Play series. This title takes you to the outdoors where you can play five different event categories. In each one of those categories you compete against three other players. One of the fun games is defiantly the water log game where you have to balance on a log.

14. Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout – Another great fitness title. What makes this game unique it that when you buy it, you get a free one week trial at any Gold Gym. In the game your workout is chosen according to your own fitness level. So you don’t have to worry that you will not be able to keep up. Includes boxing, running, rope jumping and many other sports.

15. Imagine Fashion Party – A game for all the girls who love to live the world of fashion. Includes office mode where you play a designer that get challenged by difficult clients. Or try to be a make-up artist and style your models before they hit the runway. You can even own your own TV show just like the one from Heidi Klum. This game also lets you share pictures through the Wii Wifi connection.

16. Imagine Party Babyz – For all of you who love the cute baby games like baby food throwing, dancing and hula hoop. There are more than 30 fun mini games to play. Or go for the career mode where you are in charge of a daycare center.

17. Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 – Another one of the popular fitness games for the Wii. This is a boot-camp-style game that focuses on four workout types: weight loss, intervals, hill climb and strength training. Just like in real life the game starts with warm-up, keeps you in your target zone to burn calories and cool-down for stretching. It even has a competitive mode where you play against a friend to find out who can burn more calories. The game is lead by fitness guru Jillian Michaels, that not only guides you through each exercise but also offers lifestyle tips.

18. Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 – The sequel to the boot-camp style fitness game. It adds on to the other game with a resolutions mode. In this mode you can plan ahead your routines for up to six months. Just like the first game it focuses on cardio like running, bicycle, swing kicks, jumping jacks. Strength training includes exercises like lunge kicks, push-ups, back kicks, sledge swings and many more. It offers very accurate motion tracking to give you a real-life experience. This is a recommended game if you want to get into shape fast.

19. Marble Saga Kororinpa – one of my favorite fun games from all Wii games. It includes more than 100 levels for the Wii Balance Board. Don’t be fooled because I called it fun games. This game will defiantly challenge you while you try to move across the mazes and collect all the orange gems. If you collect also the green gems (one per level) you can unlock more stages at the end. Not only can you choose the difficulty but also different marbles – each with their own strengths. Collect all the stomp-temple-parts and you unlock the ability to design your own mazes at the end. You will play in 7 different worlds, each one with their own characteristics. So after you played the whole game you can even connect via the Wifi to get more advance levels. Check out the leader boards via the Wifi to see you is the best in the game.

20. Mario And Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games – Compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Choose your favorite character from players like Mario, Sonic and Donkey Kong. This game targets primarily the fans of these characters. You have the option to play the game in single player, multiplayer and festival mode. Festival mode means that you go through all the Olympic events to become the greatest Olympic champion. This game includes winter themed games like skiing, hockey, bobsled and figure skating. But you also play dream events that won’t happen in real life like dream snowball fight. You move your character with a combination of the Wii Balance Board, wii remote and nunchuk.

21. Mountain Sports – Another winter themed game that features six full length sports to make your gaming experience more satisfying. These include skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, tobogganing, bobsledding and curling. The goal of the game is to become the champion of the white mountain. Most of the games make use of the Wii Balance Board (5 out of six)

22. My Fitness Coach – This fitness game includes 500 exercises like cardio, flexibility and strength training. You can choose your favorite environment to suit your mood. Also customize your music with styles like Latin music, hip hop, oldies, music from the 80’s,… As you progress the workouts will get more demanding. It also includes a meditation garden to practice stretching and yoga.

23. My Personal Golf Trainer – The only golf game that makes use of the Wii Balance Board. Not yet release thus not much more information available.

24. NewU: Fitness First Personal Trainer – another fitness title that was released in 2009. Just like many of the other fitness based games your own personal virtual trainer guides you through a set of exercises. This game will try to get you in better shape through fitness and healthy living without you ever having to leave the comfort of your own home.

25. Overturn – a wii ware title that you can get through the Wii Shop via the Wifi Connection.

26. Playmobil: Circus – This game combines the playmobil characters with the circus theme to attract primarily the younger players. You can unlock more than 16 circus tricks to impress the crowd. Two multiplayer modes are available: versus, where you compete against a friend and teamwork, where you work together to reach your goal. Play acts with elephants, magician, tame the lion and many more wacky games.

27. Punch Out – The sequel to the popular game of more than 15 years ago. Play against characters like Glass Joe and King Hippo. Most of the names will be familiar if you played the first game. In career mode you will have to win against 13 opponents. Each one has their own characteristics and weaknesses. Boxing games are not only fun games to play but will definitely get you into shape as you use your whole body to play. The Wii Balance Board makes the game even more realistic.

28. Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party – The only title of the Rayman Raving Rabbids series that is compatible with the Wii Balance Board. This game focuses on TV series, ads and TV classics. Play either in story mode where you will go through one week of television with unique tasks and very hilarious challenges. Or play party mode with up to 8 players, four of which can play simultaneously. In all these mini games your overall goal is to help the rabbids destroy the daily TV viewing and thus drive Rayman crazy. Two of the 65+ games are Beestie Boarding (slide down a hill filled with obstacles where the board is a wildebeest) and Garden of Weeden (get rid of all the weeds in the garden by spraying them with poison – apply pressure to the Wii Balance Board to succeed in the challenge). Overall, one of the number one party games.

29. Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip – Shaun White will instruct you to become a great snowboarder. Turn the board so you glide down the mountain just like on a real snowboard. You can enjoy the scenery with the unique camera system and beautiful graphics. Or go for the challenges to compete in snowboarding events. There are four ventures to explore: Alaska, Europe, Japan and Park City.

30. Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage – was just recently released. Is the sequel to the Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip game. This game just like the previous one has the rating 10+. Can you make it in the half-pipe to be better than everybody else? A nice game if you live far away from any snow, but still would like to know how it feels to snowboard.

31. Skate City Heroes – A skating game that takes place in a futuristic city on top of skyscrapers. You have to race between trains, hoover over cars and other crazy moves. The goal of the game is to out-race your opponent with your skills and moves. You need to free a friend and make peace in the city. All these if you can become the skateboarding master. Has a multiplayer mode for up to four players.

32. Skate It – A more realistic skating game where you can customize your own skate park with ramps, rails, benches and many more skate-able objects. The career mode lets you compete in skate venues to become the skater of the year. This is the game for you if you are into skating and the whole skate culture.

33. Ski And Shoot – A biathlon style game that includes original world cup tracks. But you can not only compete in those original sport spots but also play real time biathlon sports icons like Kati Wilhelm and Michael Rosch. Choose from 20 different tracks and more than 15 international locations. As the title says, you will focus on cross country skiing and target shooting.

34. Snowboard Riot – another Wii Ware title that you can get through the Wifi Connect Shopping channel of your wii.

35. Stratosphere Yoga – not much yet known about this title or when it will be released.

36. Super Monkey Ball: Step And Roll – Planned release is in February of 2010. This is a sequel to the popular Super Monkey Ball series. You play a monkey (several different ones to choose one each one with their own strengths) in a giant bubble that has to finish levels and collect bananas on the way.

37. The Biggest Loser – The game to the popular TV show “The Biggest Loser”. Not only for those who want to loose weight but also for those who want to stay in shape and not gain weight. Trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels will guide you through exercises, motivate you and stand by you all the way. This title includes more than 88 exercises which target the upper- and lower body, the core and cardio. It also teaches you yoga poses and thus improves your posture. The Wii Balance Board can be used in over 66 exercise. Choose from 4, 8 or 12 week challenges and see if you can stay above the yellow line in weigh-in. To all those above mentioned features it also includes more than 50 healthy recipes and a daily planning calendar.

38. Vertigo – An action game where you have to control a metal ball. Try to keep it from falling off the sides just with the balance of your body. Sounds easy but is in reality very tricky. The game is set in a futuristic environment on top of skyscrapers and tall buildings. It includes 54 levels and has 4 different modes. You can even customize your own ball to give it its unique controls.

39. Walk It Out – an upcoming walking game. This game will be released in January 2010. The more you take steps and walk, the more beautiful your world will become. This game features more than 120 songs which should keep you focused and motivated. The game keeps track of your progress and burned calories with charts and graphs. You can use the Wii Balance Board, the Dance Dance Revolution controller, the wii remote and the nunchuk to play the game. This is a very popular game in Japan, where it is already released.

40. Water Sports – The game focuses on summer themed games like windsurfing, jet skiing, kite surfing and wake boarding. You have different locations to choose from like Australia and South Africa. Do tricks and combine them to get lots of points.

41. We Ski And Snowboard – Choose from 14 courses and from beginner to advanced in this great skiing game. Choose if you want to go skiing or snowboarding. You are in the Happy Ski Resort where you can focus on just casual skiing, competitions or tricks with your snowboard. Explore the surrounding area by helicopter. You can even decide at what day-time you would like to experience skiing: during day, afternoon with its warm light or night under the light of fireworks.

42. We Ski – Again you are in the Happy Ski resort. This game lets you only do skiing but you will for sure enjoy the great two mountains. You can even try black diamond slopes. Just like in the previous game, you can choose the time of the day, and which course you would like to try. Overall a fun game for the whole family.

43. Wii Fit – The most famous game for the Wii Balance Board. This is the game that got released first with the Board. Part of the title focus on your balance like the Balance Games and Yoga games. Our family’s favorite are the Balance games. You start off with 5 games. The more time you spend exercising and playing the more games you can unlock. The other categories are Strength Training and Aerobics. You can even create a Wii Fit Channel – a mode where you don’t have to put in the DVD to do a daily body test. Each time you do a body test you will be weighed and your balance will be tested. According to that you will get a score that is your Wii Fit Age. Don’t take it too seriously if you are 10 or so years older than your real age. This should just motivate you to do daily exercises and keep in shape.

44. Wii Fit Plus – The just recently released sequel to the Wii Fit game. It combines the two games so you can play both of them from one CD. The difference is that you can now customize your workouts much easier and even decide if you want to do 20, 30 or 40 minute workouts. This game adds six new yoga activities and strength training exercises and 15 new balance games. A very fun game for the whole family not only if you are into fitness and weight loss.

45. Wii Music – Use the Balance Board to play 60+ instruments. But it does not matter if you press buttons at a certain time like in other music games. This is a very casual game, where there is no right or wrong. Just enjoy yourself while playing in a band. You can invite up to 4 people to play with you in your band. And you can even connect with friends through the Wifi connection. Choose your flavor like rock, jazz and Latin.

46. Winter Sports 2 The Ultimate Challenge – a winter themed game where you try out in 18 disciplines from 11 different winter sports. In this game you are in the center of sporting events that are broadcast all over the world. Some of the activities include snowboarding, ice skating, biathlon and ski jumping.

47. World Championship Athletics – Compete in 28 different summer themed sports games. Some of these are: high diving, hurdles and pole vault. See if you can win the gold medal and improve your own personal best.

48. Yoga – just recently released yoga game that focuses not only on yoga itself but also on its unique lifestyle. It lets you choose between story mode, where you start off as a complete yoga beginner and end up as a yoga guru. Training mode, where you can learn new poses. And Routine mode where you customize a workout that puts together several yoga poses. This game is a must if you liked the yoga exercises in the Wii Fit game.

Most of the games are just casual games that you play for fun. Some of them are excellent fitness games like Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus. And my pick for the most fun game from the whole list: Marble Saga Kororinpa. In this game you have to balance a marble through a maze and collect colored gems on the way. Might sound boring to you, but when you play it you get really addicted. You can play this game also with the Wii Remote only. (Not less fun!)

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The Skater Lifestyle

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What is a skater? A skater is anyone that loves the feeling of freedom they get when skating. Skaters come in all ages with all types of personalities. It can be the boy next door or the punk rocker down the street. It can be the nerd that never leaves his computer except for skating or the group of Goth kids that live in town.

Skaters love the feeling they get when they do an incredible jump perfect every time. They love the thrill of pushing themselves beyond their limits and climbing new heights and reaching new goals.

What types of skaters are there?

There are several different types of skaters and each type requires different equipment. The most common type of skater is the roller skater. This group includes kids and adults of all ages. Usually this type of skating is done at a skating rink and they either wear roller skates or inline skates. You can also purchase outdoor skates that you can wear anywhere.

Another popular type of skater is the ice skater. Ice skating is done by many just for fun in ice rinks located all over the world. However, it is also many professional ice skaters that perform in competitions for metals. Some of these have become quite famous. The performance that a figure skater provides is amazing and takes years of practice and patients. These skaters are to be greatly admired.

Skateboarders are another type of skater that has grown in popularity over the years. Skateboarders make up a unique group of people that love to have fun and spend time together. This type of skating requires skill and a desire for excitement.

Are there stereotypes about skaters?

The answer is yes. Unfortunately, there are many people that have the wrong idea about the skater lifestyle. This is especially true when it comes to skateboarders. Due to the fact that many of them roam the city streets and other areas searching for a place to ride others look at them in a negative way. They describe these skaters as dropouts and trouble makers. Many believe they are throwing away their life and that they have no respect for the law. Others look at them as being dirty and don’t want them in their neighborhood.

However, this is not normally the case. Most skateboarders are good, educated honest people that just enjoy having a lot of fun and socializing with others that enjoy the same things. They love the thrill of skating and take pride in what they do. They spend many hours practicing and learning new tricks and many skateboarders become extremely famous for their abilities as well.

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6 Tips to Being Clutter Free in 2017

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It may not be time for spring cleaning yet, but getting a head start on your clutter cleaning could improve your overall emotional, physical, and mental well-being. The beginning of the year is actually the best time to start cleaning because it gives you a clear mental and physical space for 2017. If you’re ready to start your clutter cleaning for the year, here are some easy tips to get your home ready.

15 Minute Rule

It’s important to use time to your advantage when cleaning out clutter. Don’t think about losing a whole day cleaning or spending hours in one room of your house. Instead, block out 15 minute time intervals to clean and focus on accomplishing as much as you can in those time frames. You can do 15 minutes an hour, 15 minutes a day, or 15 minutes a week. The most important thing is to keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed.

Start Small

Trying to tackle everything and jumping from room to room is a quick way to get frustrated and quit. Instead, start with one small space of your choosing and only work in that space until it’s completed. Don’t try to set out to tackle the whole house in one sitting.

No Clutter Zone

Once you’ve cleared out a small area for yourself, designate that as the no clutter zone. No matter what, don’t allow clutter into that space. This space could start out as small as a corner of a room or as large as a whole floor of your house. As you clean, make your zone larger and larger until your whole house is a no clutter zone.

Pile System

A great way to organize is to sort your items into four piles-keep, trash, donate, and maybe. If you’re having trouble making decisions on what pile to place items in you can use a maybe pile, but make sure at the end of the day everything from the maybe pile has been moved into keep, trash or donate. Some helpful things to consider when making decisions about what to let go of are how functional the item is, how much storage space it’s taking up, and why you want to keep it.

Take Clutter Out

If you’re using the pile system, you’re going to start filling up the trash and donate piles. Put these items into boxes or bags and once you fill a bag, immediately take it out of the house. Put it in the dumpster or drive it to the donation center immediately. This will keep you from second guessing yourself and going through and taking things out. If you keep rethinking your decisions, you’ll end up organizing the same things multiple times.

Set Goals

Oftentimes we get discouraged while clutter cleaning, especially if we’ve worked really hard and can’t see a noticeable difference, so it’s important to set small goals in order to feel a sense of accomplishment. Make sure you keep your goals manageable. For example, make cleaning off a countertop a goal. This is usually something you can accomplish in one session and doing so will make you feel a lot more positive about cleaning again the next day.

Hopefully, these tips will help you get your home back on track for 2017. If you have a reasonable amount of clutter your home should be clean in no time, but if you have more clutter than you can handle you may need to involve professional help.

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Stepping Onto the Ice for the First Time – What to Expect

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While I’ve been skating off and on for over 40 years, competed in numerous events and am now a coach for adult skaters, I remember the very first time I stepped onto the ice. I was just nine years old and was so excited to experience the ice for the first time. Of course, back then I wasn’t doing it for the physical and psychological benefits of the sport. I didn’t know any of that stuff – I just wanted to glide around and have a great time, the way all those figure skaters seemed to have fun on TV. Little did I know that when I took those first wobbly steps, I was beginning a lifetime love affair with the sport of ice skating!

On that first day, I had no idea what to expect. I had roller skated a lot around my neighborhood, but had a feeling that ice skating would be totally different. Because there are so many unknowns when you pick up a new sport or hobby, I’d like to share with you my initial experiences back then, and how much things have changed today for beginners. More importantly, I’d like to share with you what, as a new skater, you can expect when you venture onto the ice for your first time.

I still remember that day, when my mother took me to the ice rink one summer afternoon. We drove up to this big old building with a sign that read, “Ballard Ice Arena” on it, in big blue letters. The ice rink was located in Seattle, Washington, in an older part of the city, so the building had that old vintage look you’d expect from Rocky movies. As we opened the door, I remember looking into a dingy lobby and being unimpressed. It looked so much older on the inside of the building than it was on the outside. Talk about vintage!

I approached the skate counter with my mother by my side to get my first pair of rental skates, and almost started giggling when I was handed these blue and very unattractive skates. They were nothing like the beautiful and glamorous white skates that I imagined. They looked as though they had been through a war–with many gigantic feet!

As I sat down and began lacing up my skating boots, they felt like they were two foreign objects attached to my feet and not like a comfortable pair of sneakers. They pressed my feet in all the wrong places, and they felt pretty heavy for a 9 year old girl. Then, when I stood up for the first time I remember thinking, “How on earth do people walk in these things, let alone skate in them?!”

Slowly, and ever so cautiously, I proceeded to wobble down the hallway to the ice with my ankles trying to balance over the very thin blade, trying not to look like the beginner that I was. I remember how musty the air smelled too, as I advanced to the ice, but yet it had a clean and crisp quality to it, because of the cold temperature. It is still a smell I love, even today, because of all the beautiful memories I associate with it.

Ahhh, finally! There it was! I could see the glimmer of the ice in front of me as I approached.

As I stepped onto the ice… I immediately grabbed the railing to hang on for dear life! Yes, I knew ice was slippery but, wow, it was really slippery! “Whoa,” I thought to myself, “how is this any better than roller skating?” I just stood there for a minute or so to get the feel of things and see how to balance on the ice surface.

As I started to get a better feel for the blades, I slowly began shuffling my feet forward, in a walking-like motion. I was still hanging on to the railing, but as I moved along, I realized that skating forward was very much like moving forward on roller skates. So, I began to push off with one foot a little as I skated. It got easier and easier as I went until I finally could let go of the railing.

While balancing on skates was initially challenging, what was a surprise to me is how easy it was to maneuver. Much easier than roller skates! I could turn in various directions easily and the gliding felt almost effortless. “This is a feeling I could learn to love,” I thought to myself.

But just like the pavement outside, the ice wasn’t completely flat. Because the rink was old and there was a little dripping coming from the ceiling, the moisture froze, and eventually accumulated into bumps on certain parts of the ice, especially around the edge. I remember going over the bumps and it seemed a bit like the moguls on skis-something to be avoided at all costs! Hey, I just learned to balance myself; anything more than that was too much!

After a while though, I got used to the feeling of the ice, and it seemed to get easier the more I relaxed. While falling was still a distinct possibility, I seemed to be able to balance pretty well. So I continued skating for about 45 minutes or so before I had to sit down for a break next to my mom. She asked how I liked it and I told her, “I love it!” My mom was really happy for me, since she found a new activity for her daughter to keep her out of trouble for the summer!

While I rested on the sidelines, I watched slightly older skaters perform all sorts of cool spins and jumps in the middle of the rink. They were amazing! I laughed at myself as I just struggled to stand and skate forward in these contraptions called “ice skates,” and here these kids were practically dancing on the ice! I remember thinking to myself about how much I would love to learn how to do that!

Well, that first experience may have been a long time ago, but I can still relate to new skaters and the challenges of starting in a new sport. Of course, it was different for me as a kid than it is for my adult students. But I have to say that after looking back, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Skating has been a big part of my life and a huge passion. However, a lot has changed in skating and like all sports it has evolved-thank goodness!

One huge change is that ice rinks today don’t tend to be dingy and old, but are typically either stand alone buildings, or are part of a sports complex, or are smaller venues in shopping malls. They’re often maintained well and are beautiful. Back then, it was a different culture. Rinks were often family owned and there was a certain amount of prestige associated with learning to skate in a dingy place and ending up in some big, glamorous competition. It was mostly about competition, and amenities beyond the basics were thought to make you soft. Hey, if you couldn’t skate in some run-down building with just the bare essentials, how could you stand the pressure of a huge crowd in a competition?

The ice was also different. Today, many rinks have more than one sheet of ice and are open all year! There are even some rinks that are outdoors, like one location in Vail, Colorado. I once skated on an outdoor rink in Canada in a park surrounded by a shopping area that was quite lovely, and had a friend who skated at a rink in New York that she said is in a building high above the city! The rink was suspended on one of the floors of the building with windows all around it. That’s a far cry from the rinks 40 years ago.

Today, the ice is often just as beautiful as the rinks. It’s often cleaned every one and a half to two hours in most rinks now so there should be no bumps on the ice and the temperature is maintained so there are no drips from the ceiling creating the obstacle course that I experienced at the old Ballard Ice Rink. And surprisingly, the temperatures in most rinks are fairly warm.

The one thing though that is still questionable is the skating equipment, specifically the rental ice skates.

Some rinks have great rental skates and maintain them well, while others… well… not so much! As a coach, this bothers me because a lot of people get discouraged if the equipment is worn down, because it causes pain for the new skater and they don’t stick long enough with the sport to give it a chance. Often skaters will quit, thinking that it’s their ankles that are the problem, instead of the poor equipment that is not supporting their foot properly. (A little trick to help with that is to bring to ACE bandages to wrap the ankle for support before putting on the skate for extra support.)

The sport has grown so much and the environment in skating rinks has changed a lot so the experience for beginners is much more fulfilling. A lot of rinks even have games and amenities in the lobbies such as snack bars and skating shops. They are quite pleasant today and do a lot more to make the beginner feel welcomed and appreciated.

Ice skating is a wonderful sport and holds something for everyone and people of all ages. I did the majority of my skating as an adult and it kept me fit and in great shape for years. It’s great exercise! But, it’s also a sport that builds character, teaches grace and makes you strong. And, it’s so much fun! I invite people of all ages to give this sport a try and see the difference it makes in your life; physically and psychologically.

Happy skating!

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Why Are Poodles Popular?

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The Breed of Poodle’s Popularity

Poodles are a very popular dog breed. Poodles became the most popular breed in America maintaining the number 1 position from 1960 to 1982 according to the American Kennel Club. This is a reign of 22 years being the number 1 dog breed, the longest reign of any breed. Since that time poodles have been one of the top 10 most popular breeds in America. In 2010 the Labrador Retriever was the number 1 most popular dog breed in American.

In other countries Poodles are ranked in the top 10 most popular dog as well.

One reason is the choice in size. The poodle range in size from under 5 inches to over 20 inches tall at the withers. From a very small toy, called teacup poodle, to a royal poodle which is a large dog over 20 inches tall, there is size of poodle the matches everyone’s taste.

And poodles are smart.

They are ranked second in intelligence of dog breeds, right behind the border collie and before the German Shepard. This intelligence make Poodles an easy dog to train. The poodle also wants to be trained, as they enjoy learning new tricks and being active. Poodles are a favorite for circus acts and can be seen performing tricks worldwide.

It is very important to a poodle to please you and you need to train them on what pleases you in behavior and commands.

Not Shedding: A Major Reason For Poodle’s Popularity

A poodle’s coat is hair, not fur.

Having hair means the poodle does not shed fur. Not shedding, not leaving fur throughout the home is a major reason poodles have become a very popular pet.

Fur has a natural cycle of growing and shedding. Fur is constantly shedding as each follicle is in a different growth point.

Hair does not shed. Hair just grows and grows and needs to be cut to an appropriate length. The poodle’s coat does need maintenance otherwise their hair will become very matted.

Hypoallergenic: Another Major Reason for Poodle’s Popularity

Having hair also means people with allergies usually do not have a reaction with a poodle. Poodles being hypoallergenic is another major reason they have become a very popular pet.

The major allergens from dogs are the dander and saliva. Dander consists of dead skin cells that flake off when the outer layer of skin renews itself, a normal, ongoing process. As the pet licks itself saliva is deposited and dries. As fur sheds the dander and saliva goes with the fur.

Cats cause even more allergic reaction than dogs. As cats clean themselves often by licking, more saliva is left on their fur, which sheds copiously. The cat’s dander and saliva are lighter than a dogs and stay airborne floating to places the cat has not even been.

A dog that does not shed is easier for people with allergies to tolerate as there is less dander and saliva throughout the home.

Poodles do not have fur which naturally sheds, they have hair as their coat. The poodle is one of the easiest dogs to have for people with allergies. Their hair just grows and grows like human hair. Poodles do have dander and saliva and people with a high sensitivity may still have an allergic reaction. A very sensitive person concerning allergies will have an allergic reaction to a cat within 15 minutes by being in the same room as a cat. It is not wise for very sensitive people to have a dog or a cat.

For people with seasonal allergies and allergies to pollen, an animal’s dander and saliva worsen the allergic reaction. The allergic reaction include sneezing, itchy eyes, stuffed noses and in general feeling of being miserable.

As a person who has suffered from allergies, I have been able to live with poodles without having an allergic reaction for years. I sleep with my poodles and do not get itchy eyes or irritated throat or stuffiness. The poodle is an excellent choice for allergic people as they have a very little chance of causing a reaction.

Brains and Beauty

Poodles are brains and beauty. They are not a fancy sissy dog who is so delicate all they can do is sit and look pretty. The poodle is an athletic active dog genetically predisposed to be a water retriever of fowl and living well into the teens. In addition, the poodle makes an enjoyable companion willing to participate in any activity with you, are entertaining, amazing you with their intelligence, do not shed, are hypoallergenic and overall a great pet.

In my opinion, Poodles are the best.

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10 Tips for Sure Success in Interview

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Here are few tried and tested tricks:

• Plan Ahead: Firstly Be Prepared. Browse the Employer’s website, Social media sites and other related information for knowledge about the company. Do a research about the positions and try to meet few employees of the company if possible. This will help you gain insights about the company’s working style.

Do a review of your own work experience. Support your achievements with specific information targeted at the company’s needs.

• Role Play: After finishing your research do a role play (rehearsal) of the Interview. Be prepared for frequently asked question like “Tell me something about yourself” of “Why should I Hire you?”. Make a note of the answers and try to make it better. Keep your answers in relation to the needs of the company.

Take advice from HR professionals as to get a better picture of what recruiters are looking for and how to speak accordingly.

• First Impression Counts: FIRST IMPRESSIONS always counts. No one gets a second chance to make a first impression. So DRESS PROFESSIONALLY and make yourself presentable. Your body language often says more than your resume.

• Be On Time: If possible, get to the Interview Venue 30 minutes earlier to calm your breath and nerves. Don’t be late – whatever your reason might be. Remember – No one gets a second chance to make a first impression. If at all you are late due to any issues, ring up the employer and let them know about the delay and your expected time of arrival. It’s a matter of great disrespect if you do not do so.

• Be Positive: Never ever criticize your past employers, mainly those who are within the industry. Focus on your positives and strengths.

• Encourage: Always try to encourage the employer to share more information about the company by asking relevant questions. This also would demonstrate your interest in the person and the company.

• Adapt and relate: Listen to what the Interviewer is saying and adapt to the situation at the earliest to the style of the interviewer. Relate your answers accordingly. Focus on your achievements which are relevant to the particular position.

• Eye Contact: always maintain eye contact with the person(s) taking the interview. They would feel you are not interested in the job if you avoid eye contact.

• Be honest: Do not lie about your past. If you get you might lose the job as well as self respect in the society. Jobs interviews are a part of matching needs of the company and the candidate. If the match is not good enough the relation won’t last long.

• Don’t give up: The point is that you will not get selected in every interview you apply for, however good you might be. Feedback from the failed Interview chances are essential to improve your chances in future interviews.

Always remember – there is a job there for you, just that you need patience and preparedness to get there.

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