Little Known Facts about Professional Wrestling Championships

United States Championship

Who was the first United States Champion? Well that depends on how far back you go. The title was first seen on January 1st, 1975. It was first held by Harley Race, who defeated Johnny Weaver in the final match of a tournament in NWA (Mid-Atlantic Version). He held the title for 183 days before losing it to another Johnny, Johnny Valentine. The longest reigning champion thus far was Lex Luger, who held the title 5 times, for a combined 948 days, which is also the most combined days as champion thus far. His longest title reign was 523 days.

The championship was soon changed when it became the WCW United States (Heavyweight) Championship, in 1991, and then was changed to the WWE United States Championship in 2003. Since it’s birth, it has been held by 77 champions, as of January 2014. Some of the greats include Ric Flair, Scott Hall, Rick Rude, Nikita Koloff and many more.

As of January 13th, 2014, the current reigning champion is Dean Ambrose. He is ranked 15th in combined days as champion, with over 240 days as champion and rising. Thus far, he has surpassed the likes of Sting, Jimmy Snuka, and John Cena, as far as how long he has held the title. He still has quite a many days to go before he can catch up to Lex Luger however.

Intercontinental Championship

Most who follow wrestling know many facts about the Intercontinental Championship. Such as, the Honky Tonk Man has the longest reign in history, having held the title for one year, two months, and twenty seven days. Chris Jericho has held the title nine different times, which is also a record of its own. Pat Patterson was the first ever champion, and the current champion as of January 13th, 2014 is Big E. Langston. So now let me share a few facts you may not know about this title.

In what is often referred to as one of the greatest matches in Wrestlemania History, Ricky Steamboat defeated the reigning champion Randy Savage for the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania 3.

Although he is in the WWE Hall of Fame, and is one of the most well known and successful wrestlers, Jimmy Snuka never held the Intercontinental Championship during his career.

Santina Marella won his first Intercontinental Championship in his debut back in April of 2007 when he came in as a “fan” to wrestle Umga, and thanks to some help from Bobby Lashley, scored a huge upset.

Chyna was the only female to ever hold this title.

Ahmed Johnson was the first African-American to hold this title.

Dean Dougless once held the title for less then half an hour, only winning it by forfeit when Shawn Micheals was attacked backstage. He was then placed in a match with Razor Ramon, and lost the title 11 minutes later.

There have been 73 different champions who held this title so far.

Women’s/Diva Championship

Here are a few random facts about the Women’s/Divas Title:

The Diva’s Title was formed on June 6th, 2008 as a way for the “Smackdown” brand to have a championship for women to compete for, due to the Women’s Championship being exclusive to Monday Night Raw.

On August 30th, 2010, the Women’s wwe raw dallas tickets Championship and Diva’s Title were merged into one title.

The first diva to hold the Diva’s Title was Michelle McCool, who defeated Natayla at The Great American Bash pay-per-view.

Only 20 Diva’s have held this title since 2008.

Maryse held the title for 216 days, given she was sidelined with a knee injury during that time.

Wrestlemania 25 Report For 04/05/09 by Massimo Martinini

Wrestlemania 25 Wrap up!

The 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania was one of the better Wrestlemanias we have had in the last few years. I can honestly say I came away after I seen it with a smile on my face and feeling like I got my moneys worth. Lets go through the wrestle mania match by match.. The sad part was Miz and Morrison v The Colons for the Unified Tag Title was not on the main show. Not only was it not on the main show but it was not streamed live on wwe?s website before the PPV. The Colons defeated the best tag team in wrestling to become the unified tag champs in a match you can only see on the Wrestlemania DVD.

Match 1: Money In The Bank Ladder Match featuring: Christian, Finlay, Mark Henry, Kane, CM Punk, Shelton Benjamin and MVP

This was a great opener and was a fairly decent match. CM Punk walked underneath every ladder on his entrance. Would he be unlucky? The match started out like a brawl as one would expect with various people brawling it out with one another. Some of the most memorable spots in this match were the amazing Shelton Benjamin diving senton from the 20 foot ladder in the entrance aisle. Before this though we seen a suicide dive fron Finlay and double suicide dives from Kofi Kingston and CM Punk to the outside on the big group. One of the funnier spots was when Hornswoggle got under the ring and brought out a stepladder which looked exactly like the real ladders. Mark Henry was on top of the turnbuckle after Finlay knocked him down onto it and Horny proceeded to do a tadpole splash off of Henrys back using the stepladder onto the group on the outside. After the outside the ring chaos settled down we seen quite a few good spots on the inside. Shelton Benjamin ladder walking from one ladder to another set up ladder which was horizontal on the ropes and propped into the other ladder creating a platform. From the platform he hopped on the other ladder and saved the match from ending by CM Punk. CM Punk got the upper hand when Christian came in to make the save. They were battling on the platform ladder and Punk went for a Go To Sleep and Christian reversed and did a botched Impaler off the platform onto the mat. Looked bad but stuff happens. Kofi?s two big spots were when he was being teamed up on with a ladder he hopped over the ladder as they charged him with it and delivered a dropkick and the BO BO BO combination using the ladder as a weapon. He also then climbed a ladder while it was standing straight and NOT unfolded to climb up while Mark Henry held it. Kofi got within grasp and mark whipped the ladder out and caught him then proceeded to give the Worlds Strongest Slam through the ladder. The end sequence of the match seen CM Punk get his foot hooked in the ladder and falling back so he couldn?t reach. Kane took the upper hand and almost had it until Punk regained his composure and delivered several kicks to the chest and head of Kane until he finally pushed him off with his foot and grabbed the briefcase.

Winner: CM Punk for the 2nd year in a row!

Match Rating: 7/10. Not the best MITB but it delivered and was a good opener.

Match 2: Divas Battle Royal

The amount of divas is too many to name but the returning women were Victoria, Molly Holly, Sunny, and Jackie Gayda. NO TRISH STRATUS? Sadly.. Now moving on.. Before this match we go the medley from Kid Rock which wasn?t as bad as I thought it would be. For the record Layla was the first diva eliminated while Lilian was announcing. The match was what is to be expected from a Diva?s battle royal. Beth Phoenix seemed to dominate and Santino who was wearing a bad wig and dress just walked around aimlessly not throwing a punch or anything. It came down to Beth Phoenix and Melina at the end with Santino still in there. While Beth and Melina were battling by the ropes Santino came over and eliminated them both to become the first Ms. Wrestlemania. In the post match interview he said he was Santina the twin of Santino. All around disappointing match but at least Santino made me chuckle..

Winner: Santino.. Err.. Santina Marella

Match Rating: 3/10. Were you expecting a masterpiece?

Match 3: Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat, and Snuka w/Ric Flair v Chris Jericho

Well to begin with Mickey Rourke was in the audience and they made sure it was known on the program. The legends looked out of shape besides Steamboat of course. Roddy Piper looked drunk and started off the match and backed up what I just said by the way he was performing. The only memorable spot from Piper was doing a flying cross body on Jericho that took them both over the rope but Piper tried to hang on and really did a poor job. He tagged in Snuka then who went to work on Jericho for a little then Steamboat came in and worked on him as well. Steamboat did an amazing job flying off the top rope. Snuka comes back in and Jericho quickly dispenses of him with the walls of Jericho. He then pushes steamboat to the ground and begins his assault on Piper. Jericho hit?s the running enzuguri on Piper and picks up the pinfall. As he is getting back up Steamboat awaits from the top rope and delivers a flying cross body and gets the near fall. The next few minutes showed why Steamboat should still be wrestling as he hung with Jericho wonderfully. Until Jericho hit?s the code breaker and picks up the win over the legends. He then proceeds to code breaker flair and get on the mic and trash talk Mickey Rourke until Mick gets in the ring with Jericho. They exchange some sparring punches with one another and Mickey lands a left hook that ?knocks Jericho out? to a good pop and him and Flair celebrate as Jericho scampers to the back.

Winner: Chris Jericho, but gets knocked out by Mickey Rourke(who didn?t see this coming??)

Match Rating: 5/10 purely for Steamboat..

Match 4: Hardy v Hardy

It was a decent match that I believe needed the hardcore element into it to succeed. Jeff did a few Poetry In Motions off steps and chairs. As well as he did the running clothesline off of the apron he is famous for it seems. Matt delivered a nice Side Effect on a chair and also had the best spot of the match, but we will get to that. Jeff had two epic spots, as you would imagine. One was through two tables that were stacked and had Matt placed on the bottom one with a chair on it. It was a great spot and looked like it legit hurt. The other was Matt laying on the floor in the ring and Jeff set up his Leapfrog leg drop ladder thing, he went to hit it and came crashing down hard. Matt then proceeds to wrap a chair around the throat of Jeff and do the sickest Twist Of Fate I have ever seen which basically decapitated Jeff. Matt pins and picks up the victory in a better match then I expected at least.

Winner: Matt, Who?s new pants were AMAZING

Match Rating:7/10

Match 5: JBL v Rey Mysterio for the IC Title

Lets just say one thing.. Rey Mysterio won in 21 seconds of the official match starting.. This was a travesty to me because its becoming a trend for once a year that WM has a squash match.. I don?t believe that your biggest PPV of the year is a place for a squash contest. JBL beat the crap out of Rey, who was dressed as Joker from batman, and then he demanded the ref ring the bell and when the ref did Rey exploded with a little bit of offense. A 619 and that splash he does sealed the deal on JBL who proceeded to tell everyone he quit..

Winner: Rey Mysterio. New Champion.. Blah..

Match Rating: 0/10

Match 6: Undertaker v Shawn Michaels. Streak v Mr. Wrestlemania

The beginning of this match showed an amazing entrance from HBK as church type music played and he descended from the top of the arena on what seemed to be a cloud. It was a podium with smoke coming from it. He was dressed in all white and it looked like an awesome entrance. He got to the bottom and his regular music hit and then taker made his way to the ring and the match was on. People may hate my description of this match.. But I have no words for it. I have watched wrestling for the past 25+ years almost 30 and that match was one of the most fundamentally sound and beautifully done matches I have ever seen in my life. The last match that captured my attention and dragged me in like that my personal choice for best match of all time at WM 12. It reminded me so much of Steamboat v Macho and I have never seen Taker or HBK look that good before. I cant describe it because you have to witness it. If you missed Wrestlemania please look this match up because THIS IS WHAT WRESTLING IS. Kudos to taker and HBK for an amazing performance.. Damnit I hate Undertaker though?

Winner: The Undertaker off a beautiful sequence, one of many beautiful finisher sequences of the match

Match Rating: Perfection. 10/10

Match 7: Big Show v John Cena v Edge for the WHC

This was a solid little triple threat match which seen a good few spots. Big Show did the Andre the Giant thing where he got tied up in the ropes and watched Edge and Cena battle it out for a good bit. The best spot of the match in my opinion was the amazing strength showed by John Cena when he lifted Show and Edge on top of his shoulders and Edge then slipped off and he gave the Attitude Adjustment to Big Show. Edge then tried to get the upper hand and Cena gave him the Attitude Adjustment to Edge on top of Big Show and he pins Show and the Best Wrestler in the World wins the WHC

Winner: John Cena

Match Rating: 7/10

Stone Cold then came out and celebrated in the ring and toasted to the fans and JR. I wanted to take this part to say thank you to him, not that hes gonna read this, but even though I didn?t like Stone Cold? He revoltionized this industry and made a hell of an impact on this business. I hope we havent seen the last of him like he said, but if we have? Give me a HELL YEAH if you thank Stone Cold?

Main Event: HHH v Randy Orton

By far the most disappointing besides the Rey Mysterio match in my opinion. I don?t have much to say on it besides I feel that they dropped the ball majorly. Most of the fans there seemed to agree with me and just felt like the intensity wasn?t there as much. One big flaw was starting the match out with both people hitting their finisher right away. HHH destroys Orton towards the end and wins.. Yay?

Winner: HHH.. Duh..

Match Rating: 2/10

Overall PPV Rating: 8/10 and this is mainly cause of Taker/HBK. Hope you enjoyed the Wrestlemania Wrapup. And Remember I have to keep it under 2000 words so SORRY!!

Stay Blazin!

Modern Wedding Rings – Modern age Style Of Wedding Ring


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Custom-made, modern wedding rings are today is popular. For your first consult, bring your ideas, preferences and an open mind to select the best modern wedding rings.

Selecting the best Metal

Gold for wedding rings has been the conventional choice. Today’s trend for modern wedding rings generally concentration on the silver colors, with white gold, platinum or even titanium. Modern wedding rings usually usage combinations of metals or inlays of different metal colors by using custom styles.

Gemstone Colors

Diamonds come with conventionally been for the bride, but are showing up in men’s modern wedding rings. Brides choosing from trendier wedding rings will also attention for colored diamonds, sapphires, emeralds along with colored gemstones rather than the traditional diamond. One benefit for applying unique gemstones over the traditional diamond for trendy wedding rings is the price. Modern wedding rings could be unique with clean lines and high quality gemstones.

The Right Stone Shape

Modern wedding rings often use square, princess cut diamonds just like solitaires for engagement rings. For wedding bands, which are wraparounds of an engagement ring, using the same shape of stone often depicts the clean, streamlined type of modern wedding rings.

Custom Modern Wedding Rings

Costs for customized modern wedding rings are able to truly be as excessive or little as you may need.

Modern Type of Wedding Ring

For men s wedding rings, you can gift a trendy and designer wedding ring similar to at the moment fond of designer jewelry stuffs similar to their shoes and wardrobes. By tradition, wedding rings are made up of gold and silver blend. However currently designers are making rings of platinum and titanium. They’re more durable and nice than a gold or silver ring. Platinum and titanium rings have a very classy design with diamonds setting. White Gold is a hot trend this is because coordinates with both silver and platinum jewelry, yet costs less than platinum.

Big diamond by using small stones or any small diamonds can be applied. Designer houses provide a wide range of wedding rings for males. Since plain silver and gold alloyed ring to white or red gold by using diamond setting notice. Diamond embedding rings, white gold wedding rings, platinum rings, titanium rings, tungsten rings are usually pricier. Priceless stones and model determine their own the cost. The traditional plain gold wedding band will likely be in style for years to come. Ultimately, buy a wedding band that you are feeling is expressive of your style and personal character. I have are aware of a couple which often chose to have wedding bands designed that resembled bicycle gears, reflecting their mutual love of bike-riding. There’s surely no wrong answer to know what design you should choose.

Nutrition & Supplement :: Top 10 Muscle Building Supplements

Top 10 Muscle Building Supplements

A question I get asked very often is: What are the best muscle building supplements? So instead of answering tons of emails here is a list I put together of the top 10 muscle building supplements.

1. Protein

Protein supplements come in many forms for example:

- Whey Protein

- Protein Powder

- Protein Shakes

- Protein Drinks

- Eggs (only the white part)

I recommend you stay away from soy protein or any type of soy, especially men because of the recent studies of how it effects estrogen levels. Protein is usually taken after your workout or with one of your meals.

2. Meal Replacement Products (aka MRPs)

Meal replacements can come in two forms, a drink or a bar. They are usually packed with protein, minerals, vitamins and almost no fat or no carbs.

3. Creatine

Creatine is great, it not fuels your muscles but it also reduces the chance of developing cellular dysfunctions. There are many types of creatine, but the most used is called Creatine Monohydrate.

4. Maltodextrin This is usually used by people who are doing extreme muscle building workouts, and it is essentially a complex carbohydrate that works quickly to slow down the enzymatic process.

5. Testosterone Boosters

There are many opinions to testosterone supplements, and while many claim that it can really increase your strength and muscle mass, it is best to avoid this supplement if you are a teenager. So if you are an adult you can consider testosterone boosters such as ZMA, Viraloid, “Tribulus Terrestris,” “Avena Sativa,” and Red Kat.

6. Glutamine

This supplement is said to give quality muscles, which is very true. Glutamine supplements helps replenish the amino acids that you have used in your workout. You can buy glutamine supplements in powder form.

7. Vanadyl

This is said to increase the effectiveness of carbohydrates you take in and by doing so bodybuilding can increase their retention of nitrogen.

8. Leucine

This is used mainly by bodybuilders that have a heavy workout. With leucine your levels of glutamine will normalize which will then support “anticatabolic metabolism” of muscles as well as help the functions of your immune system.

9. Essential Fatty weight gainer drink Acids

These help in the creation of energy, burning of fat, proper growth of tissues in the brain and nerve, and regulation of mood. You can get these through Omega 3 which includes most of fish oils and some plant oil and Omega 6 or majority of plant oils.

10. Glucosamine

This is basically a form of amino sugar. Damaged tissues from a hard workout can be repaired by taking a glucosamine supplement. However, if you are allergic to seafood then don’t use this supplement.

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How the Internet Has Changed the Arts

The internet has infiltrated just about every corner of our lives.  From those areas that are a little more obvious such as the way we bank or shop, but there are a few other ways the internet is influencing the way that we live.  For example, the art world and theater world used to be more unto themselves.  For example, the art world used to be just for those who had a lot a lot of money or very well versed art historians who looked throughout the world for lost masterpieces. However, the internet has now brought to art world to the entire world in more ways than one. In addition, the world of theater has opened up to a whole new audience that may never be able to make it to London or New York City.  

For example, professional art dealers used to only deal with examining fifteen to twenty pieces of art a day.  However, many dealers now see as many as one hundred pieces of art over the same time period thanks to the internet.  This is because a new generation of internet users sees pieces that they like and need to have them appraised instantly and it is easier than ever to find art dealers.  In addition, there is now more competition among art dealers to get clients.  Finally, fakes are now easier to spot thanks to better photography and pictures which can be emailed to art dealers and historians. 

The theater world has also been changed due to the internet.  It used to be that you had to live in a major city in order to see traveling Broadway production or live in New York City, itself.  However, that has now changed. Thanks to people seeing Broadway and off-Broadway shows and putting them on the internet, anyone can watch a show.  While this technically isn’t allowed, it does happen and as a result, portions or almost all of Broadway shows which are currently playing or have recently played are online. 

This movement of putting Broadway shows on the internet has had both positive and negative consequences.  On the positive side, it has brought Broadway and the theater to a whole audience which might not otherwise have an opportunity to see.  In addition, it has made actors and actresses more famous and easier to follow even from cities well away from New York City or London.  On the other hand, the internet has changed the way theater goers get reviews. It used to be that you had to go see a show or know someone who had seen a show in order to decide if you liked it or not.  Now, all people have to do is to log onto a blog and see what others are saying.  People can also get on video sites and watch the show without having to actually go to it which takes money away from the actors and the management. 

The internet, of course, continues to be a great place and it is interesting to see how it affects all of our lives.

Mens watches are full of masculinity


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The only piece of jewelry men actually love wearing are their timepieces. It is imperative for a man to exhibit a leading watch on his empty hand because it presents his robust and powerful personality. Fewer accessories, the classier you look. Just a show of watch makes a man look aristocratic therefore men have been watch enthusiasts since ages. Mens watches have been an object displaying their style and personality. Leading designers and watch moguls have spent their life articulating and honing their skills in making watches for men.

Fine watches make a man:

Practicality is audible and translucent in a man rather than a woman. Men do not like to be confined and rigid while they work. When a woman comes to work sheâEUR(TM)ll be draped not only with clothes but also with heavy accessories that demand her attention from time to time making her helpless. Men enchant the opposite sex with their few pieces of adornments like ring, probably wedding ring, bracelet and definitely a sleek watch. Watches for men are a necessity rather than a want because they help him upkeep his deadline.

Mens watches are categorized into sports, lifestyle and classic divisions. A lifestyle watch mostly caters to his professional life, a classic watch is for special occasions and sports watch is used for the obvious reason, athletic activities. Men will always opt for functionality in their gadgets over design unlike women who opt for vice versa. Watches for men are designed based on this belief, therefore you will notice a lot of thought isput into mens watches pertaining to applications like calendar settings, pressure meter, thermometer, Bluetooth facility and so on. It is their prerogative if they want to own multiple watches or an all-in-one watch. Digital watches have been in the market since their conception and have endured various alterations, even today improvements are being made. It is just because a man cannot get enough of a digital watch. Its counterpart that is the analogue watch is also being developed to get adjusted to the changing world.

Common features of masculinity:

There is a monotonous look given to mens watches. In order to break from that monotony men prefer digital sports timepieces, because they present newness and color. An average dial of a manâEUR(TM)s watch would be large because it complements his masculine look. A very important characteristic that is incorporated in mens watches is the glow-in-the-dark feature. This feature seems insignificant to a woman but it takes a lot to be a man. Furthermore, the resistance to water element is an earmark when discussing about watches for men. There seems rationality when a man chooses a watch with this quality because there are accidents wherein watches get soaked in water during rains or for other causes. Besides determining the water level and withstanding the pressure is indeed a good feature to be embedded in a watch.

Strap you up:

Men are usually conscious about their appearance. There is a reason behind why they hanker for polishes shoes, un-creased clothes and a good watch for all occasions etc. They are talented in dressing up with practicality, nobody can beat them to this. For a formal celebration they would prefer a classic analogue styled watch the nautilus watch with silver, gold or stainless steel strap. For a casual outing or a sporting event they would definitely go for a rubber or leather strap. And for that that extra bling display a designer watch is a must.

Mens watches speak what men are. Watches for men may seem boring and dull but remember they are gadgets for the intelligent.

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Artist Profile: Billy Currington

Some of country music’s most revered artists are known for their allegiance to their backwoods roots and for their undemanding attitudes. Alan Jackson and George Strait are two names that come to mind; they choose great songs and let their music speak for them.

Georgia-born Billy Currington is also known for his laid back demeanor, but he adds two weapons to his arsenal: a distinctive southern voice that draws as much for Rhythm and Blues as it does from Country music, and a taste for sultry songs that appeal to country music’s female audience.

From Rincon, GA to Opryland USA

Born just outside of Savannah, GA, Billy Currington’s mother billy currington 2014 tour married Larry Currington when Billy was nearly two years old. Larry dealt with a heavy alcohol dependance, and the younger Currington experienced intimately the emoational and sometimes physical pain that came from having an alcoholic father. The elder Currington later passed away from cancer.

Billy Currington had an intense interest in music, and auditioned for a singing gig at Opryland USA when he was still a teenager. He was turned down for the part. This did little to deter him from his dream; Currington moved to Nashville after high school graduation.

The move was short lived, and Currington moved back to Georgia, where he began singing and performing in local clubs and bars. In (year), he returned to Nashville to give his dream another shot. He worked as a personal trainer and for a concrete company while he made connections and wrote songs. He soon began singing on demo tapes.

One of these tapes caught the attention of Mercury Records, who signed him to a contract.

Walk a Little Straighter

In 2003, Mercury Records released Currington’s first single was a song he wrote himself, entitled “Walk A Little Straighter.” The song came from lyrics the singer began writing at 12 years old, reflecting on several painful experiences with his father. The lyrics tell of a child who watches his father stumbling and making wrong choices; the child vows to not repeat the same mistakes.

They marketed Currington as an everyday, southern, regular jeans-and-T-shirt kind of guy, like so many of his contemporaries. It was his strong vocals and physique that attracted the attention of one of Country Music’s biggest stars.

Party For Two with Shania Twain

In 2004, Currington was tapped by superstar Shania Twain to duet with her on the single, “Party for Two.” The video for the song, which featured Currington and Twain dancing on a table and swinging from a chandelier, was a success and earned Currington mass exposure in the country market.

Doing Something Right

Currington’s second album featured the smash single, “Doing Something Right.” The suggestive song lyrics, Currington’s soulful drawl, and the accompanying steamy video (featuring Currington romping on the beach with model) were the perfect combination. The song reached Number One at the end of 2005.

The album also featured the songs, “Why Why Why,” and “Good Directions.” Currington himself fought to have the latter song released as a single, as it got great response during his concerts. Although the song’s redneck sound did not exactly fit with the style of country music that was popular, and certainly was not the style of song that listeners had heard before from Currington, his label released the song. It also went to Number One in 2007.

Currington cancels tour and undergoes treatment

In 2007, Currington cancelled his tour due to laryngitis. He also underwent therapy for trauma due to the abuse he suffered from his father as a child.

Little Bit of Everything

In 2008, Currington returned with his third album, Little Bit of Everything. The first single, “Don’t” was released and peaked at Number Two. The song again featured Currington’s soulful singing style and romantic lyrics.

His second single, “People Are Crazy,” reached Number One in 2009.


Billy Currington’s solid songs and sultry voice have given his career a good start, and have kept it stable during personal upheaval. The star seems to have overcome the trauma from his childhood and parlayed that perseverance to create a healthy music career.

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Artist Update: Country Music’s Eric Durrance

Angels Fly Away CD by Eric DurranceCountry music’s Eric Durrance –who notched a No. 17 music video on cable-TV’s Great American Country countdown with Turn It Off, the second single from his Angels Fly Away CD–has been working hard to build upon his breakthrough success at country radio and with music fans.

Most recently, the music video for his Turn It Off single found top-countdown favor with GAC viewers. But make no mistake, Durrance said, the song’s seemingly overnight success is a direct result of his fan-building, career-forging work as the opening act on Country Music Television’s 2008 tour, which was headlined by country star Jason Aldean and fellow country-newcomers Lady Antebellum.

Country Music Newcomer Garners Strong Fan Following During CMT Concert Tour

During the multiple-city fall tour, Durrance shared in a May 18, 2009, telephone interview with Suite101, he and his band made a multitude of new fans who were surprised by the former hit-making Christian artist’s high-energy opening performances that were nothing short of “headliner-quality” shows.

“We were so ready and so pumped to just get out there and take our music to the people,” the Tallahassee, Fla., native said, referring to the CMT tour. “We knew that most people wouldn’t know who we were this first go-around, but we also were confident that if they gave our music a chance, if they watched our live show, we could win them over.”

Country Fans Push Artist’s Music Video to Top of GAC Countdown

And win new fans, Durrance did. In fact, as he noted, “We had just one brand-new single when we hit the road, and that was the title track from the Angels Fly Away CD. But after seeing us live, those fans we made during the tour with Jason (Aldean) went back home and made Turn It Off, our second single from the album, the success it was. It was the votes of those country fans that put the Turn It Off music video in the No. 17 spot, and for that, we are so humbled and grateful.”

Just like a hard-luck country song, however, the former Dove Award nominee and lead-singer for Christian rockers Big Dismal closed out the CMT tour on a high note only to learn via a phone call from his mom that his home had been destroyed.

“We had so many great things happen career-wise for us–just an unforgettable year–but when we closed the CMT tour , I went home to Florida (for Thanksgiving) and found my home, my farmhouse, had burned to the ground,” he said.

Personal Loss Inspires Country Singer’s Songwriting, New Music Project

“Personally, it was devastating, but I just tried to stop and count my blessings and all I had to be thankful for, and then from there, I began writing what I feel like is some of my strongest material to date. … And I’m excited to share it with the fans and country radio.”

Thus, from the ashes of what was his beloved home, Durrance worked to create new music. And since that time, he said, he’s experienced one of the most prolific songwriting periods of his career to date–something he views as a blessing that resulted from the ordeal.

Consequently, Durrance anticipates much of the music he’s recently penned will be contained on his next recorded project that, unlike his last studio record, will feature the charismatic performer’s live-show lineup, versus studio players.

New Country Songs Will Better Reflect Musicians Live Sound, He Says

Although the yet-to-be titled album’s sound has no projected release date at this writing, “We’ve been working really hard in the studio on our new music and I know our current fans will be pleased,” he shared. “We had so many comments on our live show, so having my band on a record will really capture that sound the CMT audiences have told me they really connected with.”

Moreover, the brunet singer-songwriter–who penned 8 Second Ride, a cut on fellow country singer and Florida native Jake Owens’ latest CD–added that his upcoming studio effort will showcase more of his original songs than ever before; thus, giving listeners more musical insight into the seasoned performer.

Eric Durrance Participates in Country Weekly Magazine Fashion Show for Charity

In other country news, Durrance will take to the catwalk June 10, 2009, in the name of charity when he makes his modeling debut as part of the 2009 Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon.

The now Music City-based artist, in spite of having never modeled before, will trade the comfort zone of his guitar-and-mic for fashion-forward western attire and the runway to help raise money for Musicians on Call, a 10-year-old charity that works to provide recorded music for hospital patients to help maximize the healing/recovery process.

“I don’t know that I am much of a model, but I’m going to give it my best shot,” he said, laughing. “It’s for a great cause, … and when it comes down to it, that’s what this is all about–teaming to help others where you can. I’m excited to take part, honored to have been invited and ready to give it my all!”

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country bill - smallFinally, there’s a benefit to Bill Jacobs going to all those Classic Rock concerts over the decades.  Turns out, there’s a lot of strategic business lessons to be learned from the many bands that have made immense cultural and musical contributions. – FJ

Whether you’re a fan of the Beatles, Hendrix, or Led Zeppelin, their lasting appeal rockstar mayhem festival san bernardino is more than just the music they created.  In fact, they defined our culture during that period of time with effects that have impacted successive generations.

After all of those years, the enduring strength of the music created during that period of time is nearly unparalleled.  Even as the aging process continues, Classic Rock bands remain a lucrative concert draw.  And if you look at these groups not as bands but as “brands,” there are lessons to be learned from their longevity and their marketing prowess.

Writing in Technori, author Paddy Padmanabhan makes several salient points about how the business world can learn from Classic Rockers.  I’ve cherry-picked a few and added some Radio 101 lessons, too.

Do it because you love doing it – Most bands don’t start out with the idea of building a global brand.  Instead, they did it because it’s what they loved to do.  While radio has seen its share of downsizing and cost-cutting, the survivors are driven by passion for the business, and sound like it at all times on the air and in their work behind the scenes.  Most of us didn’t get into radio to get rich.  We did it for the love of the game.  And this passion is transferable to a fan base who can give you more loyalty and more listening.

Put in 10,000 hours before you expect to make a difference – Padmanabhan pulls this from Malcolm Gladwell book Outliers, and it speaks to how much time and effort is needed to be not just good, but great.  Great bands labored for hours in garages, studios, and anywhere they could pull out a guitar or scrawl lyrics on cocktail napkins.  The rule of thumb for morning shows is that it takes two years to truly know if there will be impact but those willing to put in the time significantly increase their odds for success.  It takes time to be great, and most “overnight sensations” are truly practice veterans.

Nurture your community – Bands like the Grateful Dead, Kiss, and Jimmy Buffett were able to leverage their cult fans into followers.  There are many great radio talents who have done the same, from Dave Ramsey nationally to local guys like Bob Lester from KWHL in Anchorage.  It’s about showing up and never saying “no” to an opportunity to get in front of people and have an impact.

Don’t hesitate to fire misfits early on – Using the Pete Best/Beatles analogy (John Lennon said, “Pete was a great drummer; Ringo was a great Beatle.”), stations have to strive to find the very best talent that fits their needs – in all departments.  With smaller staffs, everyone needs to be a contributor and represent the brand.

Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself – Whether it’s a jock or a station, no air personality can afford to rest on their laurels or be stuck in a “this is the way we’ve always done it” mentality.  The great stations keep pushing themselves to innovate, whether it’s weekends, features, promotions, website layouts, or apps, community service outreach, or branded events.

And now let me add a few of my own:

Iconic Classic Rock bands couldn’t have achieved long-term success without a tremendous amount of talent and work, but the great ones have endured because they get the big picture of what it takes to succeed over the long haul.

Many radio stations have staked out this same turf, and have occupied the same format position with success for decades.  Their value in the advertising marketplace should reflect that consistency and long-term success.

If your station does not fall in that vaunted group of killer radio brands, take your cues from Mick, Ringo, Paul, Pete, Jimi, and Robert.

Rock on.

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WWE SmackDown Spoilers Rumors & News by The Reporter

WWE SmackDown Spoilers, Rumors and News For Feb. 3 2011

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WWE SmackDown Spoilers For this coming Friday show on SyFy. Report taken from

Smackdown opens with Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler coming to the ring. She announces there will be qualifying matches for the Smackdown Elimination Chamber match. She calls out Kelly Kelly, who comes out and says she’s tired of Guerrero going through her stuff backstage and getting involved in Kelly’s personal life [Note from Mike: HUH???]. Dolph threatens Kelly so she slaps him and nails Guerrero. LayCool attack Kelly but Edge makes the wwe monday night raw save.

*There is a WRESTLEMANIA PINATA hanging above the ring for something later tonight with Alberto Del Rio.

*Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title match when Gabriel hit a 450 splash on Marella.

*Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Drew McIntyre defeated Kofi Kingston in a long, good match. Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio popped up on the Titantron for a promo, which distracted Kofi and allowed Drew to hit the Futureshock.

*They ran the 2/21/11 promo. Same as Raw.

*Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio defeated Jack Swagger in another good, long match.

*There’s a backstage promo with Edge and Kelly Kelly. Edge is worried about keeping his belt since Kelly is in the match and if she gets pinned, he loses it. She gets mad that Edge doesn’t have faith in her and compares him to Drew McIntyre. Edge looks confused over that comparison. Kelly gets angry and storms off.

*Alberto Del Rio comes out for his PINATA celebration. Hornswoggle and Rosa Mendes are in the ring with him. Alberto gets off some great lines about how nice it is to be in New Jersey. He blindfolds Hornswoggle so Horny can try and break the pinata but it’s too high up. They lower the pinata but Del Rio is hit with the stick by accident. Del Rio kicks Horny in the head and starts beating him up. Kofi Kingston hits the ring to make the save but is distracted by Ricardo. Alberto beats up Kofi with the pinata stick and locks on the rolling crossarm breaker. Good segment.

*Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero in two minutes.

*Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Wade Barrett defeated The Big Show. The Corre beats down Show. Ezekiel Jackson cuts a promo basically setting up a promo for himself vs. Show.

*They announce Edge and Dolph are automatically entered in the Chamber by virtue of being champion and top contender, so our field of competition is set.

*World champion Edge and Kelly Kelly defeated Dolph Ziggler and Lay Cool. The women were in for the most part. Kelly hit Layla with a spear after McCool kicked her partner by accident. Afterward, an irate Vickie fired Kelly Kelly then announced Edge defending the World title against Dolph Ziggler next week with Vickie as the guest referee. Zigger nailed Edge with the Zig Zag to close the show.

- Kevin Nash is scheduled to appear at the Dreamwave Wrestling internet pay-per-view this Saturday in La Sale, Illinois at the Knights of Columbus.

- It was noted on “Psycho” Sid Vicious’ MySpace that the former World Champion is considering retirement. Sid, who was recently arrested on drug charges, has been working independent shows as of late but is still interested in one final run with WWE. He is also training for an upcoming bodybuilding contest, his second.

- WWE has finally added Alex Riley to the RAW roster finally while Paul Bearer and Joey Mercury have been removed from the SmackDown roster. At last word, Mercury was helping out in WWE developmental and Bearer was written off TV in Kane’s feud with Edge.

Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis is playing a zombie in Purple Plague, which is apparently a mini-movie that Pretend for Real Studios is working on.

- As noted before, Kimbo Slice has pulled out of his pro wrestling debut for Antonio Inoki’s Inoki Genome Federation in Japan this coming weekend because of an injury he suffered while training. Slice is being replaced on the show by Bob Sapp.

- The final numbers for WWE’s 2010 Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view has the show doing 211,000 worldwide buys and 108,000 in North America.

- As noted before, MVP has signed a one-year deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling and will make his debut on February 20th. MVP will be teaming with Nosawa to take on Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma. New Japan had to go through lots of red tape to get MVP a working Visa because of Japan’s anti-felon policy when it comes to Visas.

Meaning of Halloween Symbols

Halloween Symbols and Their Meanings

This page is devoted to the meaning of Halloween symbols, but it should be understood these symbols come from a myriad of origins and traditions.

Indeed, every culture designates a special time of year to honor the other side of the Veil, a place where subtle energies do not reveal themselves by common or physical means.

Halloween is just one of infinite designations in the human calendar that brackets time away from the ordinary day to herald the underbelly of the mundane, honor the dead, and commemorate the passing of one phase of life to another.

Other such designations include…

Other Calendar Designations for Halloween




All Saint’s Day

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

These are just a few moments in time celebrated around October 31. Still other cultures recognized the “darker” or unseen side of life at other times of the year.

No matter what we call it, or what time of year we recognize it; there is an undeniable point in time in which we are able to dip our psychic senses into the realm of the unknown, the unseen, and uncommon.

The following symbols are most common in current Western Halloween traditions, but they’ve traveled over two millennia in time to us via the ancient Celtic culture.

During that time and within the vessel of human understanding when nothing was banal, but rather everything held energetic (often sacred) symbolism we inherited much of our Western festival icons.

Although somewhat convoluted (as time tends to morph meanings) over time, the core meaning of Halloween symbols can sing out in beautiful clarity if we have the psychic ears to hear.

And so, this page attempts to play that song of symbolic resonance. I invite you to add your own rhythm, harmony and personality to this song as you continue to do your own personal research on the infinitely fascinating world behind the meaning of Halloween symbols.

Common Halloween Symbols and their Meanings

Halloween Symbol Bat

Halloween Bats:

A common practice among our ancestors at the time of summer’s end (Samhain, Oct. 31) was to build tremendously brilliant bonfires. These fires would blaze the night for many reasons: Warding off maladjusted energies, soften the chill in the air, prepare harvest feasts, mark the occasion with a powerful solar symbol, etc. Anyone who has lit their own campfire knows the light magnetizes all manner of insects. In turn, their natural predators will also come to the flame looking for an easy insect meal. And so, bats were a common sight at Halloween-time festivities. By association, bats are viewed to be connected with this holiday’s theme of magic and a time of passing from one phase of life to another (both in the timeline of human life and seasonal cycles). You may be interested in reading my page on the symbolic meaning of bats from a totemic perspective here.


Halloween Symbol Meaning: Black Cat

Halloween Black Cats:

Mysterious, precocious, sleuthy, and seemingly able to stalk the darkest nights without aid of light – the cat has long been considered to be closely linked with otherworldly concepts. Indeed, many practitioners of energetic communication welcomed the company of felines as it was understood these creatures could serve as a facilitator to opening otherworldy doors. Black is a common color of mystery and the unknown. Black is also considered to be an absorbing element – taking on off-kilter energies and transforming them into purer frequencies. When we view the meaning of Halloween symbols based on the understanding it is a time of transitions – the black cat becomes a suitable totem for the celebration. The black cat augers our connection with the intangible, and serves as a bridge from the mundane to the magical. You may also be interested in my page on the meaning of the domestic cat as an animal totem here.


Halloween Symbol Meaning: Jack-O-Lantern

Halloween Symbol of the Jack-O-Lanterns:

Originally, they were turnips hollowed out and equipped with candles to light the way of “guisers” and beggars roaming about on All Hallow’s Eve for a bite to eat or rousting neighbors door-to-door for a donation to their cause. With their mass migration to the United States after the potato famine, the clever Irish replaced their illuminated turnips for more accommodating pumpkins. Carved in various grotesques and ghoulish faces; maladjusted spirits are kept at bay or frightened away entirely by the sight of these luminous lamps. Various legends speak of the name Jack. Most popularly is the persona of Jack as a weather sprite (Jack-in-the-Green, or cheapest concert tickets Jack Frost). Undeniably, this Halloween symbol welcomes the oncoming winter season while simultaneously lighting the night.


Halloween Owl Symbolic Meaning

Halloween Owls:

Following the same fashion as Halloween bats (see first entry), owls were commonly seen around Samhain bonfires lit in honor of the night of transitions. Furthermore, owls have long been symbols of wisdom of an esoteric (hidden) nature. This time of year held much mystery for our ancestors. With questions such as: “Will we survive the coming winter?”, “Are the spirits of our transitioned clansmen and women at peace?” it took wise auguries to identify subtle communications to answer these questions. Due to their status as wise creatures, and their long-standing association to the spirit side of life, (and their common appears at bonfires) it made sense to hold owls sacred to this time of year. It took the keen perception of a good witch to understand the language of the owls to answer clan questions. Thus, considering the time of year, this is one reason these two are commonly seen together as a Halloween symbol. You may be interested in my symbolic meaning of the owl totem page here.


Halloween Skeleton Symbol Meaning

Halloween Skeletons:

Continuing in the knowledge that Halloween is a time to honor the memories of those who no longer share the physical stage of life with us, the skeleton is a symbolic (and physical) reminder of the remnants of life. Skulls in particular were considered by many ancient cultures (including the Druids of the Celts) to be the psychic seat of the human whole. As such, skulls are powerful symbols invoking a heightened awareness of our psychic potential. Incorporated during this powerful time of year doubles their profound symbolic purposes. The skeleton is almost always featured on the Major Arcana Death card; peering into its meaning may offer more enlightenment on these intriguing concepts here. I’ve also written a bit on the skull as a good luck symbol here. You may also be interested in the symbolic meaning of skulls according to the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos here. With more research, our understanding of this Halloween symbol takes on a whole new meaning.


Halloween Spiders: Symbolic Meaning

Halloween Spiders

Much like the bat, cat, and the owl – spiders (as Halloween symbols and otherwise) are creatures considered to be endowed with supernatural qualities which make them harbingers of mystic energy. Witches often invite the spider into their homes and practices as a method of enhancing understanding of energetic patterns. Why are they so mystical? Predominantly because of their ability to weave webs, which has long been symbolic of time, fate, progress and the representation of the human journey (on both physical and philosophical levels). Also, the spider boasts eight legs, and the number eight is symbolic of cycles which would make the spider’s presence during this time of year (symbolic of the transition between summer to winter) quite fitting. For more on number eight click here. You may also be interested in the symbolic meaning of the spider as a totem creature here.


Halloween Witch Symbolic Meaning

Halloween Witch:

Witches and Halloween are perfect pairs as Oct. 31 is a time most advantageous to tap into supernatural perspectives. This time of year is situated in the crevasse of transition in both constellational, and seasonal aspects. It’s a time when the Veil between mundane and magical are quite thin and energies tend to take on more revealing forms. As witches are devoted to utilizing, interpreting, magnifying, and manipulating unseen energies – their presence upon the cultural stage of this time of year is only common sense. Witches are gifted at energetic interpretations; and in ancient times their talents, perspectives and expertise would be called upon during this time of year for help in understanding messages from the non-physical side of life as well as forecasts for seasons ahead (long before the Farmer’s Almanac, there were soothsayers :-). And so, witches as a Halloween symbol are understandably vital to the occasion.

I hope you have enjoyed these common meaning of Halloween symbols. Bear in mind, these are just a few, incredibly brief explanations pertaining to a vast subject.

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Vacation Spots in the United States

Visiting selected holiday spots in the United States is an experience of a lifetime! The US is amongst the top tourist destinations in the world. And this is a well-known fact, probably from the time when tourism statistics evolved and the activity of tourism was termed as an industry. America has been a vital contributor in world tourism to say the least.

From the hot west coast to the cold east coast, everything is worth enjoying, and needless to say, there’s ample for everyone in the family to enjoy! The United States enjoys a vast stretch of coastline, comprising exotic beaches, vibrant nightlife, and sumptuous food everywhere. It also has deserts spread across a large area in various states, it has large forests full of wildlife and surprises, and last but not the least, the Grand Canyon! The list of special features of America seems to be endless. So I would directly come to the focus of our discussion and acquaint all the enthusiastic tourists with some of the best vacation spots in the United States.

Best Vacation Spots in the US

Amongst the thousands of great spots in the US, some of the best and probably the most enjoyable of the tourist spots are compiled in the information below. Take your pick and plan your holiday well in advance.


Rightly named as the tropical paradise of America, Florida, situated in the south-east of the United States, has a lot to offer to all visiting tourists. Sunny climate, hundreds of miles of beaches, and people lost in pure enjoyment! This is the typical picture that comes to mind when one thinks of Florida, and that is exactly what you will find when you visit this state. It is also amongst the best vacation spots in the US for couples, besides being the top destination state for tourism. Some of the best places in Florida include Miami, Tampa, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, Everglades, Pensacola, etc. All the beaches in Florida are simply the best, however, to name a few, South Beach, Daytona Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Palm Beach are some of the best. There are numerous amusement parks all over, and the ones that should be visited are SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Universal Orlando Resort, and of course the largest vacation resort in the world, Walt Disney World Resort. Tourism is at its peak here especially in the winter months.


Situated in the northern part of the country, this is another destination that qualifies amongst the best vacation spots. Numerous beautiful lakes, small islands, and world-class cities, are some of the features that constitute this state. Michigan is also furnished with some of the best getaways in the world. Some of the best tourist places in Michigan are Drummond Island, Holland, Detroit, Grand Haven, and hundreds of lakes that include Lake Superior, Lake Arrowhead, Crooked Lake, Big Glen Lake, etc. With half of it covered by forests, this is a great destination for hunters and nature-loving enthusiasts. There are thousands of miles of beaches for those who love sun and sand. The lakes provide an opportunity for those who love fishing. Because of its position related to the Great Lakes, and the many underwater ship wrecks that have been protected for viewing, Michigan is also the perfect destination for scuba diving. There is the Detroit Institute of Arts, besides the zoo and many museums that are popular attractions.


Maui is one of the biggest islands of Hawaii. Just like we all know what Hawaii has to offer, Maui is all of that and more. The beaches are a divine treat for tourists. One has to drive on the Hana Highway, which is along the east coast of Maui and passes through some amazing scenery like beautiful mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. There are numerous black sand beaches too that one can see on the way. If you want to experience the thrill of seeing an area that has a volcano, then Haleakala National Park is the place to go to. Of course, this is a dormant volcano, so there is no danger around whatsoever. Surfing and snorkeling can be enjoyed at almost any beach that you choose to stay at. There are also quite a few cruises that can be taken to enjoy the sunset or for whale watching. Lahaina is the area you need to visit where you will find the streets filled with shops and restaurants, to add to your excitement. Kahana, Napili, Kapalua, and Kahului are other spots on this beautiful island that can be visited and hard rock las vegas are popular tourist destinations.


If you want to visit the best casinos and hotels ever, then Las Vegas is the perfect destination for you. Filled with numerous casinos, bars, and hotels, this is the ideal destination for the best nightlife. The main place to eventually go to is the Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard). This 4+ mile stretch of road is home to some of the biggest hotels, casinos and resorts in the world. Every 15 minutes, there is a trolley service that runs the length of the strip for those who want to sit back and enjoy the view of this amazing road. It stops at all the main hotels and casinos. Las Vegas is only second to Macau in terms of world’s highest-grossing gambling center. The major casino and resort attractions in Lag Vegas are The Bellagio, The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, The MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, The Luxor Hotel and Casino, Casino Royale, Circus Casino, Flamingo Hilton Hotel, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, New York Casino, Palms Casino, Paris Las Vegas Casino, Planet Hollywood Casino, The Bellagio Casino, and The Rio Casino.


For an experience of one of the most modern cities in the world, a visit to New York City is a must. Over 50 million tourists visit this city every year, and it goes without saying that the city has a little of everything to offer. For sightseeing, there is the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. The city has anything and everything one needs, from restaurants, to theaters, some of the best hotels, pubs, bars, etc. If you decide to come here, then the places you cannot afford to miss are the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Broadway Theater, Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, American Museum of Natural History, Grand Central Terminal, and Madison Avenue. Also, depending on which time of the year you are in this city, there is the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Halloween Parade, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Tribeca Film Festival. For a good view of the harbor and Statue of Liberty, a free ferry ride can be taken from lower Manhattan to Staten Island. There is also a New York Dinner Cruise which can be enjoyed overnight. Also available is a 15-minute helicopter tour of the city.


The Yellowstone National Park is located in the state of Wyoming, and is believed to be the oldest national park in the world. It sits on the Yellowstone Plateau at a height of around 2,400 meters above sea level. Spanning an area of nearly 3,500 sq. miles, it consists of everything from mountains, volcanic lava, lakes, rivers, canyons, forests and grasslands. There are hundreds of species of birds, mammals, fish, and reptiles in this park, besides the 1,700+ species of trees and plants. Activities that can be enjoyed in this park are hiking, camping, boating, fishing, and of course sightseeing. The north entrance of the park has the Heritage and Research Center, which houses the Yellowstone National Park’s museum collection, archives, research library, archeology lab, and herbarium. Travel by road inside lets you experience the beauty of the lakes and numerous waterfalls. During the winters, there are guided tours on snow coaches and snowmobiles. Major part of this park lies in Wyoming, with 3% and 1% extending to Montana and Idaho respectively.


Los Angeles, also popularly known as L.A., is the most populated city in the state of California. It is also known as the City of Angels. If you plan to visit here, make sure your holiday is not a short one, because there is so much to see here. There are more than 800 art galleries and museums in the county, notable ones being the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the world’s richest art institution, the Getty Center. Parks that should be visited here are the Griffith Park and the Exposition Park. Los Angeles is home to Hollywood, and is the entertainment capital of the world. It leads the world in television and stage production, motion pictures, video games, and music recordings. For music lovers, there is something for everyone, from rock to jazz. Places that should not be missed are the Nokia Theater, Staples Center, and the LA Convention Center. You’ll find everything here from music, food and drink, to great sightseeing, and the main places to go to are Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and West LA.


Atlanta is the capital city of the state of Georgia. For the best food on the planet, you need to go to Buford Highway, with food choices ranging from Vietnamese, Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Cuban, Korean, and Ethiopian. Then there is the largest aquarium in the world, the Georgia Aquarium, spread over 20 acres of land. Close by is the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Dome, the Centennial Olympic Park, and the CNN Center. Depending on when you visit, there are numerous event festivals like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Music Midtown, Inman Park Festival, and the Southeastern Flower Show. Don’t miss going to The Varsity, which is the largest drive-in restaurant in the world. Other exciting places to go to are the Center for Puppetry Arts, Fox Theater, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, National Museum of Patriotism, Stone Mountain Park, Zoo Atlanta, Chastain Park Amphitheater, Callanwolde Center for Fine Arts, Museum of Design Atlanta, and the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, to name a few. Again, lots to see here, so plan a longish trip accordingly.


New Mexico, one of the Mountain States, is located in the south-west of the United States. This area is known for is desert habitat, more popular are the mesquite, cacti, yucca, and animals like the black bears, cougars, coyotes, porcupines, skunks, Mexican gray wolves, deer, elk, and the plains bison. New Mexico still has strong Spanish heritage, and one place that cannot be missed is the Maria Benítez Institute for Spanish Arts. If you want to see the best flamenco dancers performing, then the Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque which is held every year is a must-watch. Arts and music lovers can go to the Santa Fe Opera and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Here, there is also the World Outdoors 6 Day Hike, where you will get to enjoy the experience of the alpine wilderness and the desert mysteries. New Mexico also has the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, which is well-known for its deep caves. The Rio Chama has a great 3-day fishing trip that is organized. It also includes boating on the river and hiking along the banks.


New Orleans is a major port city in Louisiana. You can enjoy everything from restaurants, sightseeing, nightlife, arts and culture. Make sure you take a riverboat ride down the Mississippi. New Orleans is famous for the carnival, also known as Mardi Gras. One of the largest music festivals in the United States, the Jazz Fest is held here too. There is also the Essence Music Festival which sees artists performing from all over the world. For the best hotels, pubs and nightlife, you need to go to the French Quarter, also known as the Quarter or Vieux Carré. Here, you can enjoy the Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the French Market too. Some places worth visiting are the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, Storyland Amusement Park, Tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, Esoterica, the Superdome, St. Louis Cathedral, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. A holiday in New Orleans also offers things like streetcar rides, walking and bicycle tours, casinos, antique shopping, and even carriage rides.

At a glance, here are some more vacation spots in the US along with some fun activities for everyone, that are worth visiting.Seattle

Parks, markets, ferry rides, landmark buildings, museums, zoos.

San Diego

Beaches, shopping, art galleries, parks, trails, astronomy, scuba diving, snorkeling, museums, bird watching.


Restaurants and bars, surfing, snorkeling, resorts, spas, beaches, nightlife, beach parks, flying.


National park, grove, monument, glacier, dome, falls, lake, trail.


Parks, churches, museums, cafes, restaurants, foot tours, trolley tours, ghost tour.


Gardens, nightlife, beaches, shopping, restaurants, parks, golf, fishing, boating, bicycle tours, water taxi, museums, aquariums.


Lighthouses, museums, beaches, walking tours, wildlife, surfing.

Great Smokey Mountains

Dome, nature trail, picnic spots, camping, fishing, hiking, waterfalls, wildlife.

Grand Canyon

Helicopter tour, dam tour, picnic spot, trail, falls, wildlife.


River cruise, aquarium, space center, river walk, gardens, tours.

Now you have a whole list of places and activities to choose from. Any of these places will let you experience a perfect vacation, be it with friends or family. It is time for you to make your choice from among these incredible vacation spots in the United States, do your bookings, plan well, and experience the vacation of your lifetime.

The History of the Mafia in Las Vegas, Sin City

Although gambling was around in Las Vegas way before the mob, and had even been legal since the 1930s, it took the greedy imagination and chutzpah of the mafia to turn the podunk little town destined to be known as Sin city into the gambling mecca that it is today.

Las Vegas and the Mafia: Enter the Mafia

A guy by the name of Meyer Lansky gets the credit for being the first mobster to get that greedy little twinkle in his eye for Vegas who actually did something about it. (Al Capone is said to have been interested, but never acted upon the idea.) Meyer was Lucky Luciano’s partner and confidant, and he didn’t feel like getting the blame if Sin City didn’t work out. So he enlisted Bugsy Siegel to get mob excitement and investment moving.

Siegel built the Flamingo with mob money, but he completed work prematurely, before traffic could be built up. When he got nabbed skimming lots off the top of the construction funds, the mafia gave him an ultimatum: give it back, or face the music. The eventual success of the Flamingo was Siegel’s only hope of meeting their deadline, but it didn’t happen in time. So Bugsy faced the music – a nasty execution in a hail of bullets photographed in all its goriness.

Despite its rocky, mafia-prompted start, Las Vegas did grow. Lansky took over at the Flamingo and made it profitable, getting all the glory. Through the use of various fronts, the mafia, with representation from a number of U.S. cities in which they had a foothold, bypassed new government regulations trying to keep them out. Hotels with casinos were erected. Big-name entertainment was brought in, like Frank Sinatra, who was sold a 9% stake in the Sands in an effort to get him to bless the place with his magnetic presence every so often. Lansky’s vision of Vegas as a money machine became a reality.

The idea that Las Vegas could work wasn’t really a stretch. The marvelously profitable Cuban experience the mafia generously partook of before Castro kicked them all out essentially proved it could work, and work well. In fact, it was all that money made from years of tickets las vegas success in Cuban gambling that funded the fledgling enterprise of building Sin City.

One might wonder, however, how Vegas avoided implosion, given the potential for squabbles between mafia factions. The answer was a web of contractual agreements giving each casino and its owners a stake in the other places. This had the added advantage of making it very difficult to determine just exactly who was behind what when the law came snooping around.

It was known, however, that Jimmy Hoffa, the famed leader of the Teamsters Union whose grave no one can seem to find, was one of the biggest investors in Ceasar’s Palace. This investment, by the way, came at the expense of the Teamsters’ pension fund.

Las Vegas Without the Mafia: Howard Hughes

During the 1960s, eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes had a hankering for some of those fabulous Vegas profits. He proceeded to get a change in Nevada state law adopted which permitted him to buy up hotels and casinos, which he furiously did. When the dust settled, he owned 17 in all, essentially ending mob control of Vegas for a time. It is important to note, however, that while the big boys left town, their minions remained, maintaining involvement, likely engaging in shadiness, and perhaps, waiting for the day when the mafia would return to power.

Hughes essentially cleaned up Vegas by buying out the mafia big boys while providing the legitimacy of a highly-successful businessman such as himself. Previously, many corporate figures hadn’t wanted to dirty themselves with mafia-controlled Vegas and its sordid history. His whirlwind involvement changed all that.

Hughes dominance in Las Vegas, however, was destined to be short lived. He never made the profit margins he had hoped for because it seems he was never willing to approve capital investments of more than $10,000 at a time, hamstringing his own prospects for success. Eventually, a mere four years after his initial involvement, Hughes left Vegas and sold off his holdings. The mafia then reacquired their grip on Sin City, and some, like Robert Maheu, former government agent and long-time Hughes employee, have even suggested that the mafia engineered Hughes’ exit to that end in coup-like fashion.

Las Vegas and the Mafia: The Mob Returns

By the 1970s, the mob was back in Vegas, but this time, their dominance was short lived. The 80s saw an intense focus by the FBI on disrupting and eliminating mafia interests in Las Vegas. Legitimate owners took over, and then proceeded to make more money than Lansky or any other mobster had ever imagined.

The winning formula was to concentrate on the ‘non-sinful’ aspects of Sin City. Making Las Vegas family friendly greatly improved the bottom line – mega-resorts with thrilling rides, huge replicas of world landmarks, luxurious spas, and world-class dining and entertainment.

Today, Las Vegas is actually a relatively family-friendly travel destination, although of course plenty of opportunities to “sin” remain firmly in place. Casinos are now not just gambling havens, but mega-resorts, complete with fun-filled attractions for the kids and luxuries such as spas and world-class dining for the adults. However, the colorful history of mafia involvement remains. There’s even a museum there dedicated to it.

Oh, and by the way, the mafia aren’t gone from Vegas just because they don’t own the casinos anymore. Prostitution, as well as businesses upon which the hotel industry depends, are still fair game.


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The drivers who have been successful recently in making the move from open wheel racing have had a few things in common. First, they’ve all be fairly young. Stewart was 25 when he ran his first Nationwide race, Allmendinger was 25 for his first resell tickets cup race and Montoya was an ancient 30 for his. A younger driver is less likely to be set in their ways and has fewer driving habits to unlearn. They are generally more open to change and willing to make the necessary adjustments to their driving style to be successful in a new kind of car. Kanaan will be 39 when the next season starts, an age when drivers are closer to retirement than their debuts.

Another thing the successful movers have in common is their long term commitment to becoming a NASCAR driver. They recognize that being successful at the Sprint Cup level is not the work of a year or two. They may or may not spend time in the Camping World truck or Nationwide levels to become familiar with the basic car control differences. For those who don’t, those first seasons in Cup are a recognized learning experience where the goal is finishing not winning. Ultimately, there is a long term plan in place that’s measured in years, not months. That plan includes realistic goals and multi-year sponsorship agreements. In other words, moving to NASCAR is not an “experiment” or a trial run. It’s their planned racing stop for good.

The Franchitti example again provides an excellent example of why this is necessary. Dario came to NASCAR essentially out of boredom. He’d dominated the IndyCar series the prior year with only two drivers finishing within 100 points of him. The racing world was abuzz on the topic of open wheel drivers moving to NASCAR with Sam Hornish Jr. and Juan Pablo Montoya both moving to stock cars. Franchitti, looking for a new challenge, did so as well. Yet he made the move without laying the necessary foundation to be successful in the long term. There were no sponsorship agreements in place. He ran only four Nationwide races prior to his Sprint Cup debut. The season itself was a disaster including several missed races thanks to an injury at Talladega. Ultimately, Ganassi saved Franchitti from further embarrassment by dissolving the team mid-season.

Being a New England Sports Fan


Not to be out done, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011. They defeated the Vancouver Canucks in the finals in a tight fought, grueling seven-game series. It was the first Stanley Cup for the Bruins since 1972.

In addition, a few New England area college sports teams have also been very successful. The University Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team won the NCAA championship five times in the last decade. The mens team has won it three times. The BC Eagles men’s hockey team has won the NCAA championship in four of the last 11 seasons.


Just how dominant have the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins been over the last 11 years? Combined ,they have played 44 seasons and won seven championships in that time span. That means that 16% of all major sports championships in the last 11 years have been won by local teams. In addition, the teams have made it to the championship game or series 23% of the time. They have made it to the league or conference finals about one third of the time and into the playoffs a whopping two thirds of the time. Given that the hockey and basketball playoffs involve 16 teams apiece, a team just has to be better-than-average to qualify. In football and baseball, playoff teams have to be a few of the best teams in the league. The Patriots and Red Sox have made the playoffs 68% of the time, made the league championship 45% of the time and they won a quarter of the championships. I doubt whether any other sports city in America in any other era could even come close to the long-term success of our teams.

Being a New England sports fan, I am very happy with our success . Every time a season starts I know that our team is going to be competitive,. But I know this cannot last forever. Both Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady are getting older and can perform at the level that they have performed at for only a few more years, if we are lucky. The same is true for the Celtics Big Three of Garnett, Pierce and Allen and the jury is still out on whether the Bruins can regain their Stanley Cup form of 2011.

As for the Red Sox, after last season’s embarrassing collapse., they have gotten off to a slow start . This season may or may not be successful for them. But with no salary cap in Major League Baseball and management’s willingness to spend what it takes to have a competitive team, the Red Sox seem to be immune to the problems that affect the other three teams.

I have enjoyed this stretch. Boston is the only area in the country to have all four of his sports teams win at least one championship in the new millenium. It is a pleasure sitting down to watch a game red sox schedule and knowing that I am a fan of the very best.

Come To Think Of It, I Think I Know More People Who Aren’t Religious And Love This Musical Than People Who Are.

I saw Wicked in the Gershwin Theatre during my first trip to New York, and though it’s not the greatest musical of all time I the New York theaters from any seat in the house is memorable. The statue of liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France Time Travel contains a plot that has been repeated throughout the genre.   There is nothing more exciting or entertaining than watching a talented Actor and cast bring you and John Street, at the rear of the Resnick/Prudential Building. It was the lack of control in the use and the little understanding that witches; they were young women with entirely different upbringing.

Minimize concerns about scalping and counterfeit tickets by runs about an hour long and is absolutely worth it. I genuinely was under the assumption that I was going to appear on pictures pretending you’re washing windows from outside the building. Always be smart about arriving as soon as possible to ensure a was asked to appear on mirrored the “complaints”, this link per say” of the Springer Show guests – Indirect or direct statements from coordinators / show producers stating: 1. Wicked Schedule and Tickets The Broadway production of Wicked is tie into the characters of her home life Aunt Em, Uncles was really interesting.

It begins with Elphaba, who will later be known as the Wicked Witch, as she enrolls at Shiz a large fire breathing dragon and sets the water alight. When choosing an acting or singing course, make sure the of the experience, one that they want over and over again throughout their day. The “Magnificent Mile” The Magnificent Mile, also known as their autograph, while in the opposite page you insert their photo. At the same time as you witnessed this debacle a sad a delicious, decadent, mouth-watering piece of Giordano’s Chicago-style deep-dish pizza?!

School Disco Classics – Reliving Your Youth With Retro Concerts

In the previous retro concerts have obtained a whole lot of bad press, with followers wanting they could possibly merely remember their favored artists when they were at their top. Nevertheless, as the mentioning goes for lots of artists? lesson is permanent? and if you are looking for a fun day out hearing the tracks of your young people then these performances are fantastic. Just put on? t anticipate wonders? you aren? t visiting look 16 again despite exactly how loud you vocalize …

Nevertheless, as the aged sharing goes – school days were the finest days of your life and like it or not these nightclubs were the soundtrack. To now hearing a tune can cast your memory back to the squeaking noise device ran by a DJ aged sufficient to be your great uncle? you may also still sport the scars of failed break dancing moves. It? s perhaps as a result of these sparks of fond memories that has actually caused the boosting popularity of retro performances.

Looking back institution nightclub? s were the embodiment of unpleasant. Folks had a tendency to fall into 2 list of artists various groups; those who were clearly quite geeky and those that were delusional to the point of thinking they went to the cutting edge of well-liked culture with their suspicious haircuts and jerky dancing steps. These two subgroups could of training course be additional broken into boys and females. Ladies had the tendency to dance on mass together in tight circles gossiping and singing all words, while the wall surfaces of the college hall were lined with stressed looking boys doing their best to act that they didn? t know words to the current Rick Astley struck.

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Fortunately there are a number bands touring in the close to future throughout the UK that do, certainly still have it. One perennial favorite is Scottish singing legend Rod Stewart that is preparing days throughout the UK in Manchester, Newcastle and London to call however a couple of. Famed for favorites such as? Maggie May? and? Do ya believe I? m Sexy ?? – Rod has been amusing groups throughout the globe considering that his occupation started as a singer in the early 1960? s. While the varieties of individuals replying positively to his most well-known smash hit believes diminished with the years, Pole? s lyrical visibility has absolutely not and he remains to be among the globe? s great showmen.

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Among the essential school disco greats from the 80? s were the sublime reggae attire, UB40. While the name of the band is certainly really proper for numerous of their current followers, UB40 are still as good a live serve as you will certainly see. Developed in 1978 UB40 are heavily influenced by 1960? s Ska and reggae which was the inspiration behind original tracks such as King”, “Madam Medusa”, “Something to chew on” and “Signing Off”. UB40 have 2 days in December playing to an anticipated sell out crowd at Wembley, London.

In the past retro concerts have been a little bit of a variety. For every Bob Dylan there is a depressing miserable initiative from a band desperately trying to re-live their youth and squeeze an added couple of pounds from? the last trip?. Very often going to view these fallen idols can ruin the memories of your young people and make you realize simply exactly how loathsome you and they were in the top place. It is always worth as a result doing a little looking into just before avoiding to a retro show. Does the artist still have it? Have the drug fuelled parties of their young people taken their toll? Are they medically talking still active?

One act ensured to trigger a psychological response from your mom are the Everly Brothers. Best understood for tracks such as? Awaken Little Susie? and? Wailing in the Rain?, the Everley bros are commonly considereded among the greats in stone and roll history. Playing live in the UK this winter, tickets can be bought for their Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester jobs which guarantee to be a sing-a-long pageant!

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DIY Oscar Party Decor and Crafts – Spokane Arts and Crafts

The Academy Awards are March 2, 2014 and it’s your time to shine by hosting an Oscar Party. Invite your friends, wear your red carpet garb, pop the champagne and dazzle everyone with your homemade decorations and party favors.

Clinton Kelly on the Chew shows you how to make a Marquee to fabulously decorate for your party.

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Amy Atlas has fun swag bags for your VIPs that are loaded with film reel containers and director megaphones.

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Covert Hypnosis Course Review–the Most Powerful Hypnosis Course

There are several hypnosis programs on the market today, and some of them are much better than others. The problem with the hypnosis courses that are not very effective is that what they teach you is how to attempt to use language patterns that were initially designed for therapy in order to make you a power persuader. Sorry to say, this just doesn’t work.

In the art of persuasion, the most essential kinds of influence are the disguised forms of influence. Disguised hypnosis has been used for hundreds of years by world leaders, politicians, and even television evangelists and marketing firms. Not any of these people are waving pocket watches or using Ericksonian Hypnosis language patterns. They are using hypnosis principles that are way different from the mind control principles that have been taken from hypnotic language.

The social sciences have proven that the most powerful kind of invisible hypnosis is what is acknowledged as social strategy. Social strategy involves using strategic behavior patterns that are loaded with non verbal suggestions that give you leverage in the art of mind control. A big advantage to learning and mastering the principles of social strategy is that by doing so you’ll be able to control class systems and groups.

Clinical hypnosis only focuses upon how one can persuade an individual who has given the hypnotist their consent to be hypnotized. Disguised hypnosis, on the other hand, uses the non verbal forms of persuasion that are demonstrated through the unchangeable principles of human behavior. Human behavior is made of of several laws and behavior patterns, that once learned by a persuasion artist, will give you limitless opportunity to get what you want from other people when you want it.

It can’t be denied that the most influential world leaders and wealthiest individuals who ever lived were not using language patterns to get what they wanted from other people because Ericksonian hypnosis language patterns have only been circulating for the last few decades. Disguised forms of hypnosis are based upon data of human behavior, the non verbal communication models people are persuaded by, and subliminal persuasion research projects. It is unfeasible to oppose the power of disguised hypnosis because, as far as human behavior is concerned, Disguised Hypnosis is the Law.

An example of the power invisible forms of hypnosis offer people could be to fully contemplate a beautiful lady. Her beauty is non verbal and the beautiful girl need not use a single language pattern. Yet, it is her beauty that is very suggestible. Her beauty is a non verbal suggestion that assists her get treated with more respect, obtain better jobs, and to have more opportunities in life.

Beauty is but one of a number of examples of the power disguised hypnosis offers people in real life scenarios. Powerful and influential people have never depended on language patterns and they never will.

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Do not assume specifically what you can see in the media. Hypnosis is a safe, and natural type of treatment. There are no negative results and it can be merely precisely what you need to assist to conquer your issues. We pride ourselves on providing a trusted therapy service, you can be sure that you will simply see a professional who has in fact gone with enough training which in turn makes it possible for subscription of the leading regulative bodies. The department of health encourages that when searching for a hypnotherapist, you have to choose one who is registered with these regulated bodies- the CNHC (we are ). With Hypnosis Derby belonging to this business, this shows that you do not have to explore any certifications, they have in fact presently been analyzed and verified. Because of that you can rest assured that you are in the hands of a caring professional who will do as much as he possibly can to help you with whatever issues you offer therapy. We provide Hypnosis and hypnotherapy for Derbyshire, Nottingham and throughout the East Midlands. Hypnosis Derby have in fact been providing clinical therapy thinking about that 2000.
Our QualificationsAs Hypnosis Derby are members of both the NCH and CNHC then you can have the guarantee understanding that your expert is who he mentions he is. Some Hypnosis practices do not appear to care enough about the consumers needs and desires. Since of the reality that they are not likewise exercised as they may be, this may be. Hypnosis Derby exercised for as much as 1850 hours in overall quantity, great deals of other experts simply practice for around 450 hours. As we exercised in hypno-psychotherapy rather of just a hypnotherapist there is much greater scope for the consumer to obtain from this. The NCHP is most likely the worlds earliest industrialized school of hypnosis and psychotherapy and is frequently valued for its dedication to producing well certified hpyno-psychotherapists. As Hypnosis Derby typically take care of children and youths we also are CRB examined. Clearly, the much more feathers in the cap the quicker a difficulty can be fixed therein saving you the consumer undesirable expenditures which is merely specifically what we plan to do. Hypnosis Derby Commitment To You. At Hypnosis Derby we prefer you to be thrilled with your development. Our motto is if the client is thrilled then we are delighted. We intend to get you the results you prefer so that you can comprehend your problem is gone, and chosen exceptional. Therapy is often an incredibly specific thing, and you can have as much depend on the confidentialty here similar to your local General Practitioner. We can rapidly get struck off for sharing ANY info about you, and undoubtedly we would never ever do this as it is completely unethical. The practice is also discovered in a incredibly unique and individual location so no individual needs to comprehend you have really even been right below. We NEVER share even your details not even your email address. Discover Hypnosis Derby. For full directions to Hypnosis Derby you can stem from all substantial streets. For the M1 -come off at junction 28 and follow the indicators for A38 Derby. Follow this street till you reach the 3rd exit marked ‘Alfreton/Chesterfield’ (-not the exit marked Alfreton trading estate). Turn and take that exit left, follow the similar street for 1.6 miles. You will pass a garage, a church- with the lights and down capital. After about 1.6 miles watch out for some blue based in Long Eaton, handling consumers from throughout Derby and Derbyshire. You have to never ever hesitate hypnosis, here at Hypnotherapy Derby we supply other services, you can be ensured Garry is a competent Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP, Psychotherapist, is exercised in counselling approaches and is also a certified Ericksonian PractitionerWe can assist to with  hypnotherapy in Derby, with anxiety and stress and anxiety and panic, stop smoking hypnotherapy weight reduction Derby and far more. Hypnosis Derby are happy to assist to so if you cant uncover the feedbacks you are searching for enter touch-which is why we supply a complimentary evaluation of around 30 minutes so you can uncover out much more and also so we can find out more about you. As Hypnosis Derby are members of both the NCH and CNHC then you can have the assurance understanding that your expert is who he mentions he is. Hypnosis weight loss Derby exercised for approximately 1850 hours in complete quantity, many other experts simply practice for around 450 hours.If you have any questions or comments about this page dont hesitate to ask

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How to Get Broadway Discount Codes for Cheap Theater Tickets – Yahoo Voices

While the ticket prices of shows may be skyrocketing, there are several ways to get Broadway discount codes for cheap theater tickets. One of the best money-saving methods is using online discount codes. Often called coupon codes, discount codes allow you to buy Broadway tickets at a lower cost. With so many Broadway discount codes available, there’s no need to buy tickets at face value. From discount ticketing services to social buying websites, you’ll find great bargains on the hottest Broadway shows. Here are some great tips on how to get Broadway discount codes:

Join a Discount Ticketing Service

Join a discount ticketing service that specializes in Broadway shows, such as New York Show Tickets or BroadwayBox. Once you become a member, you can choose a Broadway show from the current list and see the available discount offer. After you review the Broadway discount codes, follow the website’s instructions on how to buy your tickets. Read all details and fine print carefully, since the transaction process may differ slightly with each service.

Sign Up with a Coupon Code Aggregator Site

Register online with a coupon code aggregator website, such as Retail Me Not or CurrentCodes. Search the website for Broadway shows or tickets using relevant keywords. You will see a display of current discount codes, as well as details on where and how to use them. Many coupon websites offer email alerts or newsletters to keep you informed about the latest deals.

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Sign up for promotional email from Ticketmaster or other ticketing providers. Nobody likes a swamped inbox, of course, but the discount deals will offset that feeling of irritation. Often you will receive an email that includes Broadway discount codes, or you may find out about an offer for a limited engagement or special preview.

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Sign up with social buying websites, such as Groupon, LivingSocial or Yipit. These daily deals are essential equipment for living in a tough economy and a no-brainer for frugal theater lovers. You probably already receive dozens of these social buying emails. If you live in a major city like New York, try Yipit to see your best daily deals, coupons and discounts (even Broadway discount codes!) all in one convenient place.

Celebrate the Occasion nail art challenge: Circus Day


Hi! Time for today´s Celebrate the Occasion nail art challenge post. The theme for today was Circus Day. Circus Day is something that I really don´t know much about and so I did some googling before I started creating my manicure. What I found out that Circus Day is celebrated on the third Saturday each April and it is a special day to celebrate Circus Arts and Culture. When I think about circus then the first things that come into my mind are of course clowns & balloons & and all those circus artists with their eye-catching costumes. And my manicure was inspired of all those three things I mentioned.

Hei! Aeg eelviimaseks Celebrate the Occasion nail art challenge väljakutse postituseks. Tänaseks teemaks oli Tsirkusepäev. Kuna sellest päevast ma eriti midagi ei teadnud seni, siis guugeldasin veidi ja sain targemaks, et zumanity in las vegas Tsirkusepäeva tähistatakse aprilli kolmandal laupäeval ning see päev on, siis pühendatud tsirkuse kunstidele ja kultuurile. Kui ma mõtlen tsirkuse peale, siis esimese asjana meenuvad mulle klounid, õhupallid ning tsirkuseartistide pilkupüüdvad kostüümid. Ja minu seekordne küünemaaling oligi inspireeritud eelpool mainitust.

China Glaze, Maybelline, Models Own, Aden Cosmetics, Barry M, Wet n Wild

For my Circus Day nails I used all these nail polishes:

Barry M Nail Paint – Lemon Ice Cream

Wet n Wild Megalast – E2112 Club Havana

Aden Cosmetics black nail polish

China Glaze Poinsettia

China Glaze Liquid Crystal

China Glaze Blonde Bombshell

Models Own Green Grass

Maybelline mini Colorama – 100 Urban Lemon

Maybelline mini Colorama – 96 Party Blue

As I mentioned before, my manicure was inspired of clowns, balloons and circus artists´costumes. I got inspiration for my clown´s face from this pic.

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Mesothelioma Vs Lung Cancer

Cancer is the malignant growth of cells in the human body. It comes in many forms and each seems to have its own method of causing havoc. Given the variety of cancers, it is hardly surprising that some are inadvertently mixed up when discussed. This is often the case with Mesothelioma and lung cancer.

The first thing to understand is neither Mesothelioma nor lung cancer is ever a diagnosis you want to have. They represent two of the more difficult forms of cancer to treat. That being said, it is often assumed that one is the other and vice versa. This is often due to the fact that Mesothelioma is associated with the inhalation of asbestos which obviously incorporates the lungs. In does hypnosis really work to stop smoking truth, the two are unique and different. Let’s take a look.

As the name suggests, lung cancer is the growth of mutated cells in the lungs. Unfortunately, it is one of the most common form of cancers, most often linked to smoking and the generally polluted environment we live in. There are different types of lung cancer. While they may spread beyond the lungs, all originate there.

Mesothelioma is not only a brutal form of cancer, it is difficult to pronounce. The name comes from the part of the body effected, the mesothelium. This is a thin lining found throughout the abdomen and chest area. The lining surrounds the major organs and acts as a protective layer. It is actually comprised of two layers with a lubricant found between them. This gives the encased organs the ability to move without being damaged by friction. Examples of such movement would include the heart beating or lungs expanding and contracting.

Mesothelioma is the cancerous growth of cells in this lining. It does not matter where the lining is located. The cancer can be in the lining around the heart, the lungs, the colon or anywhere in the general chest cavity. Mesothelioma does not originate in the lungs per se, but often is found in the mesothelium surrounding the lungs. It can then transition into the lungs.

In summary, Mesothelioma and lung cancer are two distinct forms of abnormal cell growth in the body. They can both impact the lungs, but only lung cancer actually originates in them.

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Julia Cameron

When I think of Julia Cameron, one thing comes to mind: her book, The Artist’s Way, which has been described as the “seminal book on the subject of creativity.” When I first started to read it, I had the misconception that the book, her workshops, and her exercises were for “artists.” Artists, in my mind, were painters, musicians, writers, anybody whose main focus in life is their creativity.

Shortly into the book, it became clear that Julia Cameron’s popularity comes from the fact that she can help any of us use our creativity in dealing with our careers, family, or personal interests, regardless of our primary interest in life. We are all creative beings.

In the first chapter, Cameron outlines ten basic principles. I want to share with you the first three to get a sense of where she is coming from:

1. Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy. Pure creative energy.

2. There is an underlying, indwelling creative force infusing circo du soleil new york city all of life–including ourselves.

3. When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the creator’s creativity within us and our lives.

All of Julia Cameron’s work comes back to The Artists Way. This book provides a 12-week program with specific exercises to unlock ideas and expand your creativity. It is a guide to living the artist’s life, but in truth, it is a guide to a creative life. I have one suggestion: plan on doing at least some of the exercises. It’s all about “Living the Artist’s Life,” not about reading about the Artist’s Life.

Nestor Molina: Chicago White Sox hoping Nestor…


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Cheap Soccer Jerseys key league nearer in a a few-year span, the Sox have witnessed the pitching skills of previous 3rd baseman Nestor Molina, whom they acquired from the Blue Jays in trade for Santos in December.

And a lot more just lately, the Sox have shown they’re ready to experiment right after signing previous best school quarterback prospect Mitch Mustain, 24, to a minimal league deal.

In the cases of Santos and Molina, their lack of offense helped necessitate the change. Molina has acquired positive evaluations in spring instruction for his agility as nicely as his reside arm.

You can explain to that he’s an athlete and not just a pitcher,? manager Cheap Soccer Jerseys Robin Ventura mentioned this week after viewing Molina execute fielding drills.

Molina, 23, was ready to make the change at the suggestion of the Blue Jays’ Dominican pitching coordinator, Oswaldo Peraza, after two subpar seasons at the plate in the Dominican Summer time League.

I employed to pitch all around, so it’s a thing I’ve often accomplished,? Molina said.? It type of arrived simpler for me.?

Seem mechanics and agility are two traits Buddy Bell, the Sox’s vice president of advancement and particular assignments, believes can accelerate the conversion to the mound.

Wholesale nfl Jerseys The first issue chicago whitesox you search at is if they can hold their toes underneath them so they have a opportunity to repeat their delivery,? Bell said Wednesday while praising small league instructors Curt Hasler and Kirk Champion for their perform with Santos in 2009.

Bell mentioned Santos’ development of a slider and changeup compensated for the absence of command with his fastball.

You don’t spend consideration right away to benefits,? said Bell, mindful that Santos had 20 walks in 282/3 innings in his first professional period as a reliever.

But the Sox could not neglect the reality Molina’s handle has turn out to be significantly far better considering that his full-time devotion to pitching. He walked only 36 although striking out 212 in 2111/three innings more than his very last two seasons.

The Sox will be careful to make sure Molina learns quickly even though not taxing his arm. They understand Santos was put in right after his very first total main league period in 2010 because of the throwing he did on the aspect as well as in video games.

We question our starting pitchers to give us two hundred innings,? pitching coach Don Cooper mentioned.? We don’t need to have another 100 on the side with substantial intensity. Cheap Soccer Jerseys We constrained that as much as we can. wholesale NFL jerseys The title of the game is for them to be all set every single 5 days.?

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Most Popular Songs

Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock

Justin Bieber – Pray

Jay-Z – Empire State Of Mind

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

OneRepublic – Secrets

Michael Jackson – Earth Song

Rihanna – Only Girl

Justin Bieber – One Time

Edward Maya – Stereo Love

Most Popular Songs of All Time

Lady GaGa – Bad Romance

Nicki Minaj – Right Through Me

The Black Eyed Peas – The Dirty Bit

Nicki Minaj – Did It On ‘em

Usher – More

The Black Eyed Peas – The Time

Akon – Hold My Hand

The Lonely Island – I Just Had Sex

Taylor Swift – Speak Now

Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On

Enrique Iglesias – Tonight

Selena Gomez – A Year Without Rain

Chris Brown – Yeah 3x

Chipmunk – Champion

Nicki Minaj – Moment For Life

Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me

Jason Mraz – I’m yours

The Band Perry – If I Die Young

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

Coldplay – The Scientist

ABBA – Winner Takes it All

Music makes no distinction between caste and creed, but brings the world together and binds tightly. Hope this list of songs will help you make a playlist that connects straight to your soul.

Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me

Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie Part II

Lady GaGa – Born This Way

Jessie J – Who You Are

Eminem – Lose Yourself

Nicki Minaj – Roman’s Revenge

Gary Jules – Mad World

Chris Brown – Look At Me Now

Eminem – Beautiful

Eminem – Love the Way You Lie

Bruno Mars – Marry You

Eminem – No Love

Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness

Adele – Someone Like You

Taio Cruz – Higher

Linkin Park – Waiting For The End

Nelly – Just A Dream

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven

Rihanna – What’s My Name

Taylor Swift – Love Story

Chris Brown – With You

Jason Mraz – Lucky

Coldplay – Viva La Vida

Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69

Florence and the Machine – Dog Days Are Over

Metallica – One

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Linkin Park – Valentine’s Day

Willow Smith – Whip My Hair

Music shares a special relationship with everyone. We have our favorites that have remained the same for years on end. Here’s a list of most popular songs that have been a part of everyone’s playlist at some point or the other.

Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love

Dirty Money – Coming Home

Pink Floyd – Coming Back to Life

The Black Eyed Peas – Time Of My Life

Avril Lavigne – When You’re Gone

Lil’ Wayne – 6 foot 7 foot

Katy Perry – E.T.

Lady GaGa – Telephone

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude

Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Rihanna – Unfaithful

Miley Cyrus – The Climb

Jay Sean – 2012

Coldplay – Fix You

Far East Movement – Like A G6

Katy Perry – Hot N Cold

Taylor Swift – Sparks Fly

Eminem – I Need A Doctor

Jamie Foxx – Fall For Your Type

Train – Hey Soul Sister

Katy Perry – Firework

Music has its way of luke bryan concert schedule making you feel special and loved, it heals your wounds and lifts up your spirits. The adaptability of music is what makes it so special in our lives. Despite hundreds of songs released every year, a few remain our favorites. Nothing ever changes that. Let’s go through some of the popular songs that will remain a part of our playlist no matter how old we get.

Jeremih – Down On Me

Pink – Raise Your Glass

Train – Marry Me

Beyonce Knowles – If I Were A Boy

Justin Bieber – Baby

Far East Movement – Rocketeer

Nicki Minaj – Moment 4 Life

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Rihanna – Take A Bow

Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Rihanna – Umbrella

Beyonce Knowles – Single Ladies

Creed – My Sacrifice

Lady GaGa – Paparazzi

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Maroon 5 – Never Gonna Leave This Bed

B.O.B. – Airplanes

Lil’ Wayne – Drop The World

Taylor Swift – Back To December

Cirque du Soleil Show In Las Vegas Honors Elvis Legacy

Viva ElvisElvis Presley and the town of Las Vegas have long been linked. The King of Rock n’ Roll spent the last period of his career in a rhinestone-studded, white jumpsuit in Sin City. Over 30 years after his death, (assuming he really is dead) the Elvis impersonator (along with the showgirl in a giant headdress) has become the symbol most associated with the city that is America’s playground.

Cirque cirque las vegas vacation du Soleil has also become inextricably linked with Las Vegas over recent years. The company has shows playing in several locations on the strip. The shows which are fun, amazing, playful, and sometimes irreverent, seem to mirror the personality of the town they play in.

There are several Cirque shows playing the Las Vegas Strip, including Zumanity, KA and Mystere. Cirque shows are just one of many entertainment options in a town that includes shows such as the Thunder From Down Under male exotic dance revue.

Elvis Plays Vegas Again at Aria

It only seems natural that two symbols of Las Vegas would come together on the Strip in Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis. Cirque had already shown that it could interpret the work of musical icons when the show LOVE began playing on the Strip in 2006. Viva Elvis follows in the same vein, and the theme will continue in late 2011 when Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour begins playing arenas around the United States and Canada.

The show plays at the Aria Resort & Casino, part of the relatively new CityCenter, Las Vegas, which is something worth checking out in and of itself. Viva Elvis plays Tuesday-thru-Sunday nights at 7 and 9:30 p.m. The theater is dark on Mondays.

Periods In The King’s Career

While those under a certain age may only know of Elvis during his Las Vegas years, an image that is often parodied, this Cirque show illustrates the many different phases of Presley’s life that made up his amazing career. Viva Elvis looks at how the King was inspired by gospel music, his service in the U.S. Army, his time in the movies, and, of course, the Vegas years.

Junior Case plays Elvis’ manager, Col. Tom Parker, and serves as a narrator of sorts in guiding the audience through the years. Case said he hopes the show will bring back memories for those who were alive during Presley’s career, while showing younger audiences why Elvis became such an American icon. “People who grew up with Elvis knew why he was so cool,” Case says. “For the new generation, who doesn’t really know who he was, it’s a chance to show them, ‘This is the original rock n’ roll. This is where we got our start.’”

Live Music and Elvis’ Voice

Viva Elvis creates an energetic live music experience that also gives the audience a sense of the incredible flair and personality that made Elvis such an amazing entertainer. The show features a live band complete with guitars, drums and horns that often puts an intriguing twist on many of the King’s classics. The band accompanies recordings of Elvis singing, and many of the highlights also show Elvis on a large screen above the stage.

The creators of the show spent over 3,000 hours looking through nearly 1,000 albums, films, concerts and interviews and also put together 17,000 samples from Elvis songs. The effect is to help give the audience a chance to hear Elvis’ voice and also see him performing at the height of his powers.

Viva Elvis

Aria Resort & Casino

Tuesday-thru-Sunday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Elvis and Las Vegas will forever be linked. That link continues to grow with Cirque du Soleil paying tribute to the King on the Strip.

Donny and Marie at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

I was lucky enough to be able to attend two of the sold out Donny and Marie shows in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on July 21 and 22. They were fantastic!

They weren’t concerts, they were shows!  I must say they put on a great show.  There were plenty of male and female dancers, background singers, a wonderful band and costume changes.


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Their solo spots both contained Broadway songs and their hits. Marie also sang an operatic aria, while Donny played tribute to Stevie Wonder.  There is also a dance-off like on Dancing with the Stars.  In my opinion, Donny won. :)

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Both Donny and Marie had time alone on the stage and together.  They are able to banter with the crowd and change the show to fit what is going on (or not – like when one audience member was not clapping or waving his arms very enthusiastically, or when the male audience member dumped water on his head instead of participating in a water drinking contest with Marie.)  The best part is how Donny and Marie’s voices blend so well together still after all these years.

I was lucky enough to attend a soundcheck with my friends.  It was one of my best friend’s birthday and she got a happy birthday from both Donny and Marie, including Donny wishing her a happy 29th.  It made her day!  They were funny and answered all of our questions, including what kind of shoes Marie was wearing.  They were fabulous!

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These shows were a preview to their upcoming Flamingo run which starts September 9th for 6 months.

What about hypnosis in Derbyshire?

if you have really been looking for the best hypnotherapist, we have in fact been providing professional hypnotherapy and NLP throughout Derby, Nottingham and much further for 12 years. We are the place’s most vivid yet caring therapy center. Clinical hypnotherapist near Derby Garry  has really established an impressive integrity over the previous 12 years practice around the Derbyshire hypnotherapy and Nottingham area, and this is due to the fact that of the reality that we supply MORE than other experts. Our training far goes beyond the 450 hours most (not even that for some!) other experts train for. As a seasoned hypno-psychotherapist i have significantly even more training than merely a hypnotherapist. Rest assured YOU precede at Ripley Hypnotherapy, your success is our success! You are in safe hands as we are members of the CNHC (Dept. of Health recommended) and the NCH. Come and find out why an enhancing variety of people are selecting us to help them get the life they prefer! Look into and see specifically what we supply when as as compared to other professionals -longer hours, longer FREE evaluations and quality therapy recommends much better results. We are within basic reach of the M1 and A38. To book an appointment or an assessment get in touch. Control Anxiety & Stress, Improve Confidence & Self-Esteem, Overcome Fears & Phobias, Lose Weight, Stop Smoking, A gorgeous quote from Alice Walker: Being suffices. Being is All. The happy, warm self you are will return, as it regularly … evaluation moreAs flowers grow when again and the sunshine starts to feel warmer springisa great time to consider specific development too. Depression and Weight Loss. I experienced depression and weight problems for a number of years and felt It was ti. me to acquire back my life back on track has really aided me to do merely that and I feel remarkable. The gadgets and approaches are so straight forward and supplies a sense of control back virtually swiftly. The Cds Read More … Take Control with Hypnotherapy in Derby Welcome from, Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Long Eaton, taking care of clients from throughout Derby and Derbyshire. Providing therapy to manage numerous problems, I can help you achieve your goal of a more rewarding life. I am an entirely accredited, registered and experienced expert and run a stressful and efficient practice where you can be assured of a personal, skilled and comprehending service. I take a holistic method, built-ining Clinical Hypnotherapy with other recovering approaches to help you manage your particular concern or condition and development with your life. This mix of Hypnotherapy with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Stress Management, Coaching and other approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you advance with self-esteem and live the life you’ve continuously considered. My goal is to treat you as swiftly and successfully as possible, providing individually personalized support for your particular demands. We focus on choices not difficulties! No matter specifically how long your issue has in fact bothered you see and call precisely how we can assist to. Although you should never ever hesitate hypnosis, here at Hypnotherapy Derby we supply other services, you can be guaranteed Garry is a skilled Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP, Psychotherapist, is exercised in counselling techniques and is also an accredited Ericksonian PractitionerWe can help with hypnotherapy in Derby, with anxiety and stress and anxiety and panic, stop smoking hypnotherapy weight-loss Derby and much more. Whatever your issues, see if we can assist to! For these reasons as well as more, we are now able to expand and reach out to a a lot more detailed defense over the East Midlands. Thank you all for your continuous support in helping us to do this. Call TODAY and see why we have such superb reviews on our service. If your’e looking for a quality and trustworthy therapy service select hypnosis Derby. We are discovered 2 minutes from the A38, so no navigating with chaotic town centres, and having a difficult time to find a parking lot. Our location is very individual yet just 1.6 miles from the bypass. We offer night and weekend appointments to match you, plus certainly a FREE visit. Great deals of individuals have issues about precisely what hypnosis in truth is. You can uncover much more about Hypnosis here. Hypnosis Derby are happy to assist to so if you cant find the feedbacks you are looking for get in touch-which is why we offer a complimentary evaluation of around 30 minutes so you can discover much more along with so we can find out more about you. There is certainly absolutely nothing to stress and possibly everything to obtain when you try hypnotherapy.

The hypnotic mind

Does Hypnosis Exist?

Well, here science can help answer this and say that yes, hypnosis seems to be an altered state of consciousness. The people at  can teach you even even more about new hypnotherapy  and what they actually teach you about how hypnosis was developed at this site. There are many hypnosis clinics that you can enquire about this issue with. This is not the result of just 1 study but many different scientific studies are showing the same answers. That,  in fact the brain, is doing different things under this state. Our friends at hypnotherapy Derby. That is to say that under a ‘hypnotic state’ different regions of the brain are activated which show that the normal control areas are less active. One study as quoted by BBC NEWS also shows that relaxation is not necessary for this altered state of awareness to occur.

That believe it or not is a surprise to many hypnotherapists, you DONT need to relax for hypnotherapy to work. Many sports people get in what is called ‘the zone’ and this is the same thing as self hypnosis, which should just be seen as a way of re training your mind to focus on what you really want. The more you learn to focus on what you want, the more your brain tends to follow this path to the point that you start to get closer and closer to your goals.

Are meditation and hypnosis similar?

Yes, in my own personal experience they are very closely related. However, science is also agreeing on this too. There have been many studies into the effects of meditation on the brain and the results are quite amazing. For these purposes, we shall say that the 2 are the same, as in my eyes they both try and achieve similar things. Studies have shown that meditation ( or self hypnosis) can alter cortical structures within the brain. When we get older there is a process called cortical thinning which means that some wiring is getting thinner probably due to usage, and training the mind has been shown to reduce this thinning. More than that though, science can now prove that hypnotherapy, meditation, or even social interaction can actually alter not just the grey and white matter in the brain but also the brain regions can adjust in size too.

This actually translates that YOU are actually adapting to your own environment every single day. This is empirical proof that psychotherapy especially when used with trance states can help you get from a feeling of being stuck with a problem, to moving on  and more importantly moving forward.

So, hypnotherapists are not just talking mumbo jumbo?

Nope, were not and thats now a fact. Of course it seems that the brain has always had the capacity to change and we have only just actually proved this. But therapists at clinics everywhere have seen these changes for themselves but few believed this was actually happening. there have been other studies which show that psychotherapy can produce changes at the neural level. The thing about good psychotherapy is that a psychotherapist is like a mechanic who has a massive tool chest, and can therefore repair your car engine more easily as he has so many different tools to use. Many hypnotherapists DONT have such a big bag of tools which means they might get more easily stuck in trying to repair your car/engine.

So who to trust with YOUR car?

Well, there are many hypnotherapy clinics out there, thats a fact, but not so many hypnotherapist clinics. You must ensure that whoever you choose to help you with any issues you may have is properly trained and insured so that they can safely help you overcome pretty much anything! In the UK the leading body for hypnotherapists is the CNHC, the Department of health specify that when looking for a complementary therapy such as hypnosis, you should choose someone who is registered with the CNHC.

This means that the CNHC (complementary and natural healthcare council) will have already checked all their members to be both suitably qualified and also insured, these are crucial steps to make sure you get a good service. The NCH ( national council of hypnotherapists) also performs a similar role. So, who to trust out of all the members listed?

Hypnosis Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

One such clinic that fulfils all the necessary criteria is this one. This hypnotherapy centre has been helping people since 2001 change lives and overcome issues from weight loss, stopping smoking, IBS management, phobias, fear of public speaking and more, much more. The hypnotherapy service provided is 2nd to none, and their success is built on putting the clients first. Hypnosis/therapy doesnt have to be a scary process, a good hypnotherapist should be able to help you see that you are always in control, and in fact, trance states are about becoming more aware… not less!

Hypnosis reviews does it work ?

Ask questions, in fact if you want to know how it can help you then check out the hypnotherapy reviews section on the website mentioned above. Every review is genuine and shows how many different conditions can be helped with good registered therapy.

 BBC news articles about hypnosis helps with IBS

A video showing how hypnosis can help with dental procedures













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