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Family Relationships – The Key to Strong Bonds in the Family

The family as a social unit has undoubtedly been on the decline in the past few decades. The increasing number of single parent households, increased divorce rates, and the growing gap between generations has led the family to move to the periphery of an individual’s social life, rather than its center. Truth is, today, you will have to actually work together and work quite hard to build strong, healthy family relationships.

Like any other relationship, families are built on trust. Children, teenagers and adolescents will often hide things from their parents for fear of punishment. This behavior, if encouraged, will eventually lead to their estrangement and lack of trust. It is the responsibility of the parents, therefore, to create an air of openness in the family. Kids in the family should never feel scared of sharing things with parents. As a parent, you will have to punish kids for straying out of line, but take care to not do so in a fashion that would make your kids not trust you with their secrets again.

Trust is directly tied to sharing – the crucial part of family relationships that just seems to be missing these days. All members are usually involved in their own lives, zoned out before TV or computer screens, or in their own social lives. There is too little of ‘family time’ and too much of ‘me time’. Group activities such as dinner, a movie night, a family vacation, therefore, have to be promoted to encourage sharing.

Respect (or the lack of it) is another reason why family relationsips sometimes go sour. You should draw a firm line beyond which your kids shouldn’t go, and you should draw this line as early as possible. While a family should be open, there must be some sense of hierarchy too. Teach your kids to respect their elders, no matter their flaws, and teach the elders to love the kids likewise. A family built on trust, love, and respect will always maintain strong bonds.

Finally, parents must try and foster strong relations between siblings. Too often, siblings don’t get along with each other, largely due to the parents lack of intervention. Elder siblings must be taught to care for and love their younger brothers/sisters, and the younger siblings must be given a lesson in respecting their elder brothers/sisters. Only when the siblings get along will you build a strong family.

Competitive Relationships in Ecosystems

Competition occurs in virtually every ecosystem in nature. This type of relationship develops when more than one organism in an environment requires the same thing in order to survive. When food and shelter are plentiful, there is no competition–it only takes place when there is not enough to go around. Competition often results in the survival of the fittest.

Wolf packs engage in intraspecific competition for mates and food.
ntraspecificCompetition often occurs between members of the same species. This is known as intraspecific competition. It is a common type of competition because animals of the same species often live in great numbers in a particular area. These individuals compete for limited resources like food, shelter and mates.

This type of competition acts to keep the population under control. If there is a limited amount of food to go around, the environment can only feed so many individuals of the same species. This results in the survival of those most capable of competing and winning. Similar regulation occurs when individuals compete over shelter, especially dens necessary for raising young. In some cases (e.g., in the case of young male lions), animals that lose this type of competition are driven from the group and from the area.

The competition between male lions for female attention is known as intraspecific competition.

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InterspecificInterspecific competition occurs when members of more than one species compete for the same resource. For example, woodpeckers and squirrels compete for nesting rights in the same holes and spaces in trees, while the lions and cheetahs of the African savanna compete for the same antelope and gazelle prey.

Even though individual animals are competing for the same shelter or food, interspecific competition is usually less critical than intraspecific competition. For example, the antelope is not the lion’s only prey. Because of this, the lion can choose whether to compete for antelope or to look elsewhere. Animals of different species typically compete with each other only for food, water and shelter. However, they may compete with members of their own species for mates and territory as well.

Many types of predators may compete over the meal a rabbit provides.

Traditions of Mexican Dating Relationships

In Mexico, many traditions guide dating relationships. While the younger people in large cities may be influenced by the United States, people in more rural areas may hold on to traditions, especially those governed by Catholic values and customs of the traditional Mexican families.

A Mexican couple enjoy a sunny day outdoors together.
The First StepAs customary in Mexico, all male/female relationships start with the man pursuing. A woman traditionally waits for the man to pursue her, whether for a dance at a party or club or to go on a date. While young people in larger cities may adopt more modern habits, people in more rural and conservative provinces adhere to this practice.

A young couple dance together at a party.

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Romantic Traditions of Men in MexicoChivalry is still customary in Mexico. Men customarily are polite, opening door for women and pulling out chairs. Men are expected to be romantic and well-mannered.

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Five Types of Ecological Relationships

Every ecosystem consists of a large set of relationships. Some relationships are easier to determine than others, and some effects are evident whereas others are unseen. Although most ecological relationships occur when there is some sort of interaction between two species, there are some instances in which a relationship is built on nothing at all except being in the same area.

A single animal can be part of several different relationships.
MutualismMutualism is an ecological relationship that occurs between two species that both benefit from the partnership. The things gained by each party are usually different. These partnerships can be based around food, such as cases in which one species gains a meal and the other gains a health boost. Wild birds in grasslands often follow herds of hoofed animals such as zebras and antelope, then feed off the pests carried in their fur. The birds get a meal, and the larger animals get protection from mites and fleas. In other cases there may be a reproductive element involved as in the partnership wherein bees spread pollen.

Bees get a meal, and flowers have a vehicle to spread pollen.
Predator and PreyThe relationship between a predator and its prey is perhaps one of the most evident and clearly visible in the natural world. Predators can be at the top of the food chain or in the middle, and not all predators are animals or feed on other animals; the relationship simply means that one life form consumes another.

Traditional examples of a predator and prey relationship include a fox and a rabbit or an owl and a mouse. This type of ecological relationship can also be applied to situations wherein the deer is the predator and the grass is the prey or the pitcher plant is the predator and the fly is the prey.

The tiger is an apex predator, meaning nothing consumes it as prey.

Psychology of Men and Relationships

Relationships can be complicated. This is because men and women often have have a difficult time understanding each other. However, the key to a successful relationship is to continually work at it. There are several issues that men may come across when dealing with relationships. Although men are often more inclined to ignore issues that arise in their relationships, it is important for men to make an effort to deal with them.

CommittmentWhen it comes to relationships, one of the biggest problems for some men is entering into one. When dating a woman who begins to display signs that she wants a commitment, some men get nervous and want to leave. Men often view being in a committed relationships as a threat to their freedom. Age may also play a role in commitment issues with men. Younger men who are not yet ready to settle down are generally more wary of entering into a committed relationship, whereas older men who have more dating experience may be more willing to settle down and commit to one person.

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Physical IntimacyFor men, physical intimacy is one of the most important elements in a relationship. In contrast to women who are more verbal by nature, men tend to be more physical beings. They are more inclined to express their feelings about their partner in a relationship through intimate physical contact rather than through words. Disagreements over physical intimacy is a common problem for men in relationships. These problems may develop when a woman feels that the man is overly concerned with physical intimacy or when a man feels deprived of physical intimacy. Therefore, it is very important for couples to address any problems that they have with physical intimacy.

Physical Intimacy

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Emotional IntimacyIt is stereotypically assumed that men are supposed to be strong and should not show their emotions. In a relationship, however, it is not always healthy for a man to conceal his feelings. It is natural for the stresses of everyday life to make men feel angry, frustrated or melancholy at times, but remaining emotionally disconnected and trying to be tough on the outside may cause some men to eventually take their frustrations out in inappropriate ways. Although it can be difficult for some men to open up to women, emotional intimacy is very important in a relationship.

Emotional Intimacy

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ResponsibilityResponsibility will often become an issue for men at some point in their relationship. Men who enjoyed the freedom of being single may have a difficult time getting used to the responsibilities that come with being in a relationship. A man who was accustomed to going and coming as he pleased may become irritated at having to check in with his girlfriend. Responsibility can be an even bigger issue for couples who live together. Men who previously lived alone and moved in with a girlfriend may struggle with remembering to doing household chores. When a man begins to feel weighed down by responsibility, conflict may develop in the relationship. Most men however, can handle responsibility as long as they receive an occasional break. That is why in a relationship, it is important for men to spend time with their friends so that they can relax and unwind.


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Relationship TypeWhile some men tend to run from relationships, there are many men who consider themselves to be “the relationship type.” These men are not interested in playing the field but are more comfortable being in fulfilling, long-term relationships. Men who are “the relationship type” are not scared away by the thought of commitment, responsibility or emotional intimacy. They are looking for a woman who is attractive, independent, fun, and has a good sense of humor. However, these men often feel that a good woman is hard to find in the same way that women feel that a good man is hard to find.

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Top 10 Medical Gadgets

Machines that analyze or come in our aid when we need them, machines that shorten the duration of medical procedures and reduce the risks involved. We call them medical gadgets, but in fact, they are lifesavers. 

AV300 Vein Viewing System

10. AV300 Vein Viewing System

If you’ve ever had blood tests, you know that sometimes it’s really hard finding a vein. But imagine if the doctor wants to scan more of your veins to see clumps or other problems? That could be really difficult to do. But with the lightweight AV300 Vein Viewer, it could become just a walk in the park. You could carry this gadget anywhere with you thanks to its light weight, no need for a charging cord and its low profile. Also, it eliminates the need for sterilization, because it does not come into contact with the patient and with the hands free accessory, doctors can monitor a patient with only a gaze. Awesome medical gadgets for starters!

Zeo Sleep Manager

9. Zeo Sleep Manager

Sleep is one of the most important processes in our lives. As a matter of fact, we sleep ⅓ of our entire lives, but still, we don’t know much about this process. Sleep is vital to normal functioning in every life form, without it, we die. And the quality of our sleep sets the mood for our entire day. And so, you can understand how important it is. And that is where Zeo Sleep Manager steps in.

It can provide us with vital information about our sleep patterns; how much time we spend in each sleep phase (Light sleep, REM – or Rapid Eye Movement, where we actually dream, and Deep sleep) and make a graph of our sleep patterns. It can wake us at the optimal time in our sleep cycle, using a innovative technology called SmartWake and many more. A great companion and medical gadget to make our lives more pleasant and our nights more peaceful.

8. BodyMedia FIT Armbands

BodyMedia FIT ArmbandsIf you ever wondered just how much calories you burn in a day, or how much your walk to the office helps you stay in shape, then the BodyMedia Armbands will be something that you only dreamed about. State of the art sensors pick up even the tiniest detail and can send it to your smartphone for a complete graph of your calorie burn over the day. A great tool to have if you are preparing to take a diet. You will end up running in the park to beat yet another record…

Panasonic R1-W

7. Panasonic R1-W

Panasonic truly has “Ideas for Life”, for example, the R1-W Hearing aid. This top of the line hearing aid has so much tech that it can run circles around its predecessors. The R1-W brings to the table a host of new features, amazing sound quality and a great and stylish design, but with a user friendly interface.  A great medical gadget for those that have problems with their hearing.

  • Revolutionary battery management – The easy care battery tool protects battery drainage while in the dehumidifier and batteries can last up to 300 hours
  • Voice memo recording option with Bluetooth Interface and microphone input
  • Record 5 files – 2 minutes and 40 seconds each
  • Patients can record reminders such as doctor’s appointments, phone numbers, etc
  • Broader fitting range – mild to severe hearing loss

Lifecomm Mobile Personal Emergency Response System

6. Lifecomm Mobile Personal Emergency Response System

All around the world, hundreds of people die every day because of the late intervention of medical staff. Be it someone alone in their house with no means to call emergency services, or on the street where no one is around. It is a sad truth and something that can happen to anyone. Lifecomm MPERS (Mobile Personal Emergency System) could change all of that. It consists of a cellular transmitter that you can carry around you all the time, small, easy to use and non-intrusive. The MPERS is in fact a “panic button” that you can carry around you in 3 forms: a watch, a pendant or a belt clip, all very small and stylish. It has an impressive array of features that give you, most of all, peace of mind:

  • Automatic Fall Detection – Device sensors can detect an accidental fall and automatically connect the User to an Emergency Response Specialist.
  • Cellular Communications and GPS – The MPERS solution merges GPS technology with comprehensive wireless coverage, enabling the device to operate anywhere in or out of the home.
  • Expert Emergency Response Specialists – Users have one-button access to industry-leading emergency support services, ensuring proper aid is quickly received – 24/7/365.
  • Arrival/Departure Alerts – Using Customized Web Applications, the Caregiver can create up to ten location zones with the option to receive alerts whenever the User enters or departs a defined area.
  • Activity Overview – The User and Caregiver can monitor the “Number of Steps Taken” and “General Activity Levels” each day or for the past 30 days.
  • Find My Device – The User and Caregiver can receive help locating a misplaced device by using the Find My Device feature or by calling a Customer Care Specialist.

EarlySense Proactive Patient Care5. EarlySense Proactive Patient Care

A dream came true for doctors and nurses all over the world. The EarlySense Proactive is a system that allows medical staff to fully observe a patient’s vital signs without the need to be in the same room. The medical staff can monitor a patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, movement and many more.The quick transfer of information and the ability to observe multiple patients at the same time have a great impact for hospitals and nursing homes, reducing the time between an accident and the response from the medical staff. This technology has the potential to save lives all over the world, and I would love to see them installed in every hospital in the world. A medical gadget that has potential to be used for individuals and hospitals all over the world.

Xtensor4. Xtensor

From an exercise tool to a medical gadget that helps you rebuild thickened tendons, the Xtensor is a great tool for people who do repetitive motions, such as typing or guitar playing. These repetitive motions thicken the tendons in the arm and makes your muscles stiff. Xtensor maximizes blood flow to these areas and regenerates the tendons to make them slick and flexible. As we grow older, the same damage to our muscles and tendons appears, and Xtensor can prove useful even in these situations. Making pur grip stronger than ever and out hands more flexible. One medical gadget ready to save your tendons.

Didrick X-Finger3. Didrick X-Finger

A great advancement in prosthetic limbs comes in the form of the Didrick X-Finger. The X-finger is a prosthetic finger that can operate just like a normal finger, offering finger amputees a chance of having a normal life again. Didrick can produce custom fingers, but their ultimate goal is to allow its users to regain “complete control of the flexion and extension movements”. The X-finger is self-contained device and due to its silicone base, it imitates the natural movement of the finger with stunning accuracy.

I-Limb2. I-Limb

I-Limb is a complete prosthetic limb that can mean the world to an amputee. It mimics the natural movement of the hand and allows its user to do just about anything they could have done with their natural hand. It comes in different designs, from full hands to 4 finger designs. The I-Limb promises a new life for amputees and it can certainly deliver on that promise due of its impressive arsenal of features:

  • Gesture selection allows users to create custom gestures
  • Upgraded biosim-i and biosim-pro control software, with powerful new features
  • Three new tripod grips for increased user flexibility
  • Auto grasp feature to prevent objects slipping
  • Hand automatically moves to a natural position after period of inactivity
  • Two i-limb skin active coverings
  • Power management, extending daily battery usage by 25%
  • Dedicated clinical support for prosthetists and therapists

EPOC Neuroheadset1. EPOC Neuroheadset

EPOC Neuroheadset is a truly revolutionary system that promises a host of applications in many fields. The headset has a unique human – computer interface that allows its user to wirelessly control a computer using only their mind. This gadget has the power to bring a new era for disabled patients who cannot move. It could allow them to operate an electronic wheelchair or a virtual keyboard and many more. The headset comes with games that allow users to better familiarize themselves with the human – computer interface. They can manipulate virtual objects, create music or virtual environments using only their mind. These are just a few of the features that EPOC Neuroheadset has:

  • 14 saline sensors offer optimal positioning for accurate spatial resolution
  • Gyroscope generates optimal positional information for cursor and camera controls
  • Hi-performance wireless gives users total range of motion
  • Dongle is USB compatible and requires no custom drivers
  • Lithium Battery provides 12 hours of continuous use

Spy gadgets

There are a great variety of spy devices, from recorders in pens and cameras in books to flying  RC dragonfly-sized robots with a camera aboard.

Since the spy devices are so numerous, we’ll divide them into subcategories:

  1. Hidden cameras, night photography cameras and similar devices of video surveillance.
  2. Binoculars with custom optics and devices of night vision.
  3. Dictaphones and various listening devices.
  4. Lie detectors, motion sensors and others.

pen with cameraHigh technologies allow miniaturizing spy devices, turning almost every item into a potential risk for our safety. Though it may seem strange, spy gadgets are possible to use for protection. There are devices which are able to detect “bugs” and hidden cameras. This sort of devices may be used for video surveillance in one’s own home.

The main difference of this category is that it is designed mostly not to entertain but to protect or collect information, at will.

Key features:

  • tiny size,
  • protection
  • the ability to mimic,
  • large memory.

1. Tiny size and mimicry  – a good spy gadget is invisible. Today you can find cameras masked as an alarm-clock or a lipstick as well as “bugs” hidden into a network filter or an eraser!

2. Protection – an ideal spy gadget must not break because of water or ground impact. The devices with high physical hardness and program protection (which keeps the information from stealing and breaking in) have especially high market value.

3. Large memory – the working duration of the most of spy devices is determined by their ability to register a certain volume of information, and not by the powerful accumulator as you might think.  As a rule, in micro cameras and “bugs” the memory ends faster than the battery does. That is why, the devices which can provide many hours of listening and video shooting are of special value.

Leaders of sales: The market of spy gadgets is occupied by Chinese manufacturers which do not tend to announce themselves. Due to their illegal production they are hiding under insignificant trading names.  So, you have to choose a product almost blindfold. You may only hope that your friend or any experienced user will advise you what spy gadget to buy.

Prices: Spy gadgets made in China are possible to buy for funny money. Dictaphones and micro cameras are sold for 30-40 $. The models of higher quality will cost 100-200 bucks. Real tracking and surveillance systems cost real money, in addition to prosecution.

Prospects of the field: For the moment the usage of spy gadgets is legally prohibited in most countries. Some legislations leave loopholes, others prohibit totally. As a result, there are no spy products by famous hi-tech brands. The most of devices that are still put on the market are of low quality, they haven’t an adequate system of warranty, but then they have permanent “bugs” and “lags”.

It does not mean that there is no social demand for devices like that. However, the problem of spy things legalization will be solved hard and slowly. Till now the arguments “contra” overweight those of “pro”.

10 Smartphone Games Can Make You Smarter

For everyone out there who wants to keep their mind sharp over break without having to pull out a dictionary or a periodic table, we’ve compiled a list of smartphone games we think you’ll enjoy.   These range from explicitly educational to general thinking games, and they all have their own elements of fun. The best thing is, they’re all free!

1. Who Becomes Rich?
You may have gathered from the title that “Who Becomes Rich?” is a trivia game, seeing as it looks like the name may have been the result of a foreign developer incorrectly translating “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Despite this, the quality of the game is surprisingly exceptional. With trivia ranging from, “Who said ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’?” to, “Complete the phrase ‘Let the cat out of the…’” this game is both challenging and entertaining, and is sure to test you. (Available on Android and iPhone.)

2. The Brain Age Test
Sadly this is only available for Android, but it’s so good it had to be included on the list. Whether you’re chillin’ at a restaurant or bored at home, this game is a fantastic way to have a little fun and challenge yourself and your friends/family. It tests how well your brain is working by momentarily showing you encircled numbers before covering them up and then asking you to click the covered circles in ascending order according to your memory. It’s much harder than it sounds, but you’ll get better at it as you play. Beware, it’s very addicting.

3. OLO
Not to be confused with YOLO, this incredibly fun multi-player game will test your strategic abilities and give you a chance to tactically challenge your friends in a game quite similar to ping pong.  While it’s probably the least educationally related game on this list, it will definitely keep you on your toes and test your mental abilities under competitive pressure. (Available on Android and iPhone.)

unolingo4. Unolingo
A completely new spin on the word puzzle game genre, Unolingo offers a challenging method of making and solving words. It’s essentially a mix of Sudoku and Scrabble. With 26 empty squares and only one solution per puzzle, you must find a place for every letter of the alphabet through deductive reasoning and critical thinking. It’s a great way to stay sharp over break. (Available on Android and iPhone.)

5. 94 Seconds
A bit like digital charades, this game will tell you the category and first letter of each word, and your goal is to think of as many words as you can in 94 seconds. It’s incredibly addicting and offers an intense, unique challenge. It can be hard at times, but you’ll want to play it again and again. (Available on Android and iPhone.)

6. Miss Spell’s Class
As the clever title implies, in this game you’re going to need to identify incorrectly spelled words. (Get it? Miss spell’s = misspells…) As for any of you English majors or AP high school students out there, I dare you to try it out. Personally I consider myself an excellent speller, but I must admit the first round of this game I got 8 of the 20 words wrong. It’s pretty entertaining, and a great way to learn something in the meantime. (Available on Android and iPhone.)

7. Math Workout
Apparently there’s a YouTube video of someone completing this game in 45 seconds, which I find utterly impossible, but if you’re up to the challenge, try it out. This is an excellent choice for all you math lovers out there. Try to quickly solve math problems in levels ranging from simple addition and subtraction to exponents and roots, and submit your records into the Online World Challenge. (Available on Android and iPhone.)

8. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
Based on the popular television show, this app will give you trivia that’s apparently at a fifth grade level. Not surprisingly most adults have extreme difficulty answering many of these questions correctly.  Do you still remember the things you were supposed to learn in the fifth grade? Check out this game and see just how smart you really are. (Available for Android and iPhone.)

9. Letris 2
Another great example of a unique approach to word puzzles, Letris 2 utilizes the style of the popular arcade game Tetris in its design and gameplay. The goal is to shorten the stacks of letters by spelling out words as more letters fall from above. It’s a very interestingly designed game and will give you hours of entertainment during your vacation, while giving you a chance to exercise your spelling and word-forming abilities. (Available on Android and iPhone.)

10. 1to50
A very simple yet unbelievably addictive game, 1to50 provides quick entertainment and an amazing mental challenge. Click individual numbers successively from 1 to 50 in a matrix of numbers as fast as you can in order to complete the game. It can be frustrating, but you’ll want to keep playing over and over to see how fast you can do it. A very elegantly designed game; I definitely recommend it. (Available on Android and iPhone.)

5 Best Gadgets for Business Travel

Secure your luggage

Not all the important documents and irreplaceable tech that you take on a business trip can fit in your hand luggage, and given that 22m suitcases are lost every year around the world, can you really trust airlines and baggage handlers with sensitive company information? The solution, in part, is the Eviate eTrack, an unobtrusive gadget that tells you where your luggage is at any time, alerts you when your case is on the baggage carousel (so nobody walks away with it by mistake) and even tells you if it has been opened during the journey. The Eviate eTag, meanwhile, is a digital baggage tag which allows passengers to check in at home, skipping long queues at the check-in desk and saving time that could be spent more productively.

Adapt to your environment

Business travellers need to adapt to new environments, both culturally and technologically. For the latter, one cheap and simple solution is the Go Travel Worldwide USB Adapter, which sidesteps the need to squeeze extra wires and plugs into overstuffed suitcases. The adaptor’s four sliding pins alternate between American, British, Australian and European plug configurations, and its two USB ports mean you can save time between meetings by charging multiple devices at the same time.

Type light

On some trips you simply don’t have the space or spare baggage weight for a laptop, and given that you may have a smartphone and tablet in your hand luggage already, a laptop can sometimes seem surplus to requirements. Except, that is, when you have anything longer than an email to type, when the deficiencies of small virtual keyboards are soon made abundantly clear. That’s where the ZAGG Pocket wireless Bluetooth keyboard comes in. It’s 85pc of the size of a desktop keyboard but folds into a travel case that fits snugly into pockets or purses.

Protect your essential technology

Whether it’s sudden turbulence, a bumpy taxi ride or the jolting of a train, working on the move is not always easy, and damaging the technology upon which we all rely these days can render an important business trip all but redundant. So keeping your phone or laptop working is key, and the Tech21 range of cases, featuring state-of-the-art FlexShock protection, means that whatever your gadgets come up against – dodgy driving, clumsy baggage handlers or spilled coffee – it won’t ruin your trip. You can still work when the cases are attached, too, so a dropped computer should never mean a missed business opportunity.

Keep account of your spending

There are many reasons not to take cash or the company credit card with you on business trips. Security issues are one, and unrestrained spending on credit cards can be expensive, and it complicates the expense claims process. One answer is a prepaid travel money card from the likes of PrePay Solutions. This increasingly popular option for small businesses lets you lock in strong exchange rates and load up the exact amount you want to spend abroad (or you will allow an employee to spend), which makes budgeting easier. Extra cash can be reloaded in emergencies, but you remain in control. Travel money cards are widely accepted in shops, restaurants, bars and at ATMs and, like any other cash or credit card, are chip-and-pin protected.

How to Get the Best Sound Out of Your Electric Guitar

Getting the best possible sound out of your guitar is essentially creating a balance between different elements that help create the sound. An acoustic guitar is all about the guitar shape, the wood, and the strings. An electric guitar, though, has some different considerations. While the guitar shape and woods definitely play a huge role, they’re not the only considerations you have to make. You have to think about the pickups, amps, and pedals as well. You need to make sure you pick the best possible combination of factors so that you can create the balanced sound you were looking for. You want to start with the guitar itself.

Guitar Considerations

The guitar is going to be the first and most important consideration you have. Guitars are made with a bunch of different kinds of wood; each kind of wood is going to contribute the sound your guitar produces. The neck, fretboard, and body are all made of wood, and the type of wood influences the sound. You usually want to combine a few different kinds of wood to make a good balance. Mahogany creates a warm, rich middle sound. Maple creates clear low sounds and bright tones. Ebony adds brightness to the sound. The bright sounds are great if you want to add heavy distortion with your amps and pedals. The features of the various woods go on and on. It’s probably smart to do some more research on the different woods.

Paul Reed Smith guitars are made from well-balanced combinations of tone woods that provide clear, crisp sound. You can typically find a great balance of tonewoods in a PRS guitar. If you’re looking for a good starting point, PRS guitars are a good way to go.

Amp Considerations

Choosing amplifiers and pedals is another case of finding a balance. You want to make sure that your amps and pedals complement the tones of the wood and strings on the guitar. For example, if you have a guitar known for its bright, clear tones, you want also to choose an amp known for bright clear tones. The combination of these two aspects will make a very bright sound. However, that sound could be too trebly and sharp around the edges. To ease that, you should connect a pedal that rounds out the sound and thickens the tone.


The cables themselves actually have something of an effect on the sound as well. Long, curled cables tend to have a darkening effect on the sound, because the longer the cable, the more capacitance it adds to the electrical signal.

Keep in mind that everything in an electric guitar is an electrical signal. The sound vibrations are translated by the pickups into electrical signals and sent through the cables, amps, and pedals. That means that the wood of the guitar, the material of the strings, and the tension in the strings will help create a certain sound. After that point, it becomes all about the electrical components. The cable, the pedal, and the amp interpret the electrical signals from the guitar, warping and changing them in different ways.

Download High Quality Music

If you’re into music, there are specialists online that provide you with the opportunity to download quality tracks. Whatever your taste in music, check out the largest music collection on the web ready for you to download such as:-

  • A backing track to perform in a live concert
  • Stage
  • Recording
  • Musical theatre
  • Cruise
  • TV/radio setting

Experts have more than 10 years of experience within the business so you can expect a professional backing tracks service. There is an extensive music library on a user friendly website to browse, something for everyone of all ages.

A huge variety of music downloading options

The great news is there is a variety of music downloading options available from online specialists. Apart from the very best music collection to download, recommended companies can also supply you with sheet music arrangements, ideal for stage/cruise engagements including custom-made backing tracks. Whatever you’re looking for, get in touch with friendly advisers who can more than match your requirements.

Find out more about the pricing structure for downloading music from the web which is usually made up of:-

  • The price per song
  • The price per CD
  • Custom tracks
  • Sheet music arrangements

Needless to say, before placing an order you may have a number of queries or questions that you would like to be answered. With this in mind spend some time reading online frequently asked questions sections to help you with the following:-

  1. How do I download my tracks once I have paid for them – simply log in with your e-mail address and password.       You will then be directed to your account page. Just select “my downloads” from the list that you would like to download, then click on the download sections button.
  2. Is it possible to change the key or remove instruments, backing vocals from the track – unfortunately you won’t be able to effect key changes or remove individual instruments, however there are tracks available in alternative keys and programmes.
  3. Is it possible to have a custom-made track – online specialists can arrange tailor-made tracks. Speak to an online consultant about the options available.

Create a wish list

What could be better than creating your very own music collection wish list? There are literally thousands of music downloads to choose from so you can create a listening entertainment library. To get your wish list up and running, all you have to do is login or create an account. By doing this you’ll be able to:-

  1. Move through the checkout process faster
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It’s easy to begin your search for any particular type of music, just enter the artist or track name. There’s a huge variety of backing track music categories which can be downloaded from the web by using the services of recommended specialists. Maybe you’re after downloading a little jazz, heavy rock, blues classical or opera.

How Guitars Get Their Sound

 Have you ever strummed a guitar in a guitar shop or at a buddy’s house and wondered how they got that rich sound? Maybe you have listened to some of these famous musicians who really coax the greatest possible sound out of their guitars and wondered how they make such great music. When it comes to electric guitars, most people focus on amps. That is not the whole story though. As would make the most sense, the sound a guitar makes begins with the guitar itself.

A guitar comes down to a body, a neck, a fretboard, pickups, and strings. That is pretty much it. Those components are the base of the sound. The quality of the sound is called its tone. Tone begins with picking the right wood.

Wood Selection is Key

The wood of an electric guitar creates the literal sounding board for the guitar. Sound bounces off the wood and is picked up by the pickups. Certain woods change the tones in certain ways. Many people think of the wood as the seasoning on the sound, which is the base ingredient. Different woods can change and alter, but the right ones enhance the sound that is already being produced.

Ebony and Rosewood

Ebony and rosewood are hardwoods that are similar in levels of hardness. Ebony is a little bit heavier sometimes, but not always. That means the two kinds of wood respond similarly. They dampen the low frequencies, which creates complex, rich, and ringing overtones. This transpires because the wood has successfully absorbed the low overtones. If you are playing with ebony or rosewood, you will hear those upper tones very distinctly. PRS guitars with rosewood bodies are known for their bright and clear tones.


Mahogany is a drastic shift from ebony or rosewood. Due to the internal structure of mahogany, many of the upper overtones are dampened. This results in the stronger and cleaner sound. The notes you hit come through very clearly without the overtones to complicate the sound. Many people think of this as a “dry” or “warm” sound.


Maple wood is one of the most diverse woods in terms of tone and dampening because it is grown in so many parts of the world. The main advantage of maple is that it is very predictable. A knowledgeable luthier or guitar seller can advise you which kind of maple will deliver which sound quality. Essentially, you can make a very treble-heavy and bright guitar with maple that will deliver that sound every time. If you want to create a warm guitar with low overtones, you can pick the right kind of maple to deliver that sound every time.

The choice of wood becomes even more complex when you start to account for the neck and the fretboard. If the wood is seasoned, then you have to know how to apply it so that it plays well with the base ingredient, the sound, but also with the other seasoned pieces. If you choose a heavy mahogany to dampen those upper tones and create a clean sound, you need a neck that complements that.

Some Subgenres in Rock Music

Some subgenres are widespread, some local. For example, southern rock is exclusive to the US, but hard rock is everywhere.

Rock emerged mostly from Blues and Rock and roll.

Blues rock retains a lot of the blues influence.

Hard rock is a loosely defined term that fuels the stereotypical loud rebel image of rockstars.

Psychedelic rock has to do with psychedelic drugs. They may have been written under the influence and/or may make you feel like you’re hallucinating.

Progressive rock is characterised by unconventional song structure, complex techniques and styles and time signatures, virtuoso instrumentalists. Consists of both, pretentious bands that force complex time signatures everywhere and really good bands that make beautiful music.

Punk rock was this anti-establishment,  DIY movement that was characterised by harsh sound, shorter songs and fast tempos.

Alternative rock emerged from punk rock and did not incorporate elements from  one particular genre, but was much influenced by punk rock nonetheless. Britpop is a genre that emerged in the UK and is similar to the Alternative rock, though a bit softer.

Heavy metal is a heavier subgenre of Rock that lets go of the Blues influence and packs more power. Some will argue it has over the years become vast enough to be called a genre of its own, but it derives primarily from rock and not from multiple genres and hence, remains a subgenre of Rock.

Surf rock is a subgenre that was popularised by The Beach Boys and is usually easygoing.

Southern rock consists of people singing about Southern US in the southern accent.

Electronic rock is a subgenre that depends a lot on synthesizers and turntables as the name suggests.

Soft rock consists mostly of songs (possibly love songs) that might sound like lullabies to someone who doesn’t have patience for such slow and soft music.

Traditional Music in Indonesian

Gamelan orchestra

Gamelan music is the most popular and important kind in Indonesia. Gamelan orchestras accompany all dances and dramas. Gamel means ‘to hammer’, and most of the instruments of a gamelan orchestra are struck with wooden mallets, padded sticks or hammers.The conductor of a gamelan orchestra is a drummer who is part of the orchestra.

Instruments of a gamelan orchestra

A complete orchestra could have about 40 or more different instruments. There would be instruments that are struck to produce sound, such as kettledrums, xylophones, and gongs of various sizes. There would be a wind instrument, a bamboo flute called a suling, and string instruments such as a zither or lute. There would be instruments whose sounds are produced by vibration, such as drums, bells, cymbals and gongs.

There are also two sets of instruments that are tonal: the slendro tuned to five tones and the pelog, tuned to seven tones. The slendro is used to suggest festivity or cheerfulness, and is believed to have developed in Java in the eighth century. The pelog is used to express sadness, and is also very ancient in its origins. These two cannot be played together, but are used according to the mood of the piece being played.

Gamelan music

Gamelan music is complicated. It is an ancient form of music and has been handed down for many generations, never written down, but learned by being played. Gamelan is an essential part of Indonesian life. It is slightly different from island to island.

Angklung music

Another popular form of orchestral music is the angklung, which is played on instruments made entirely of bamboo of different lengths. Each instrument is made up of two bamboo tubes, each of a different note. The instruments are shaken to produce sound.

Characteristics of Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B Music

They all come out of the African-American Song-Dance tradition which have its Roots in Gospel music, in particular the Congregational hymn and Negro Spiritual traditions. typical characteristics include call-and-response, the sanctified shout or a “holler”, synchronized dance moves, and personal improvisations on the main theme.

Louis Armstrong: Struttin’ With Some Barbecue.
Dizzy Gillespie: Shaw Nuff, Groovin high, Salt Peanuts, Manteca.
Jelly Roll Morton: Black Bottom Stomp, Mr. Jelly Lord, Dead Man Blues.
Art Tatum: Yesterdays, Tiger Rag, This Can’t be Love, Tea for two.
Nat King Cole: Route 66, straighten up and fly right, Mona Lisa, Sweet Lorraine, Honeysuckle Rose.
So many More in Jazz, Miles Davis on Prestige, John Coltrane: A Love Supreme. Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery etc…

Blues: With Roots in Gospel and ragtime/jazz this music starts in a similar fashion so I’ll try to highlight what makes it different.
so the Griots (W. African music) and the Field “hollers” or “work songs” definitely have a more profound influence which is very integral to the sound (aesthetic) of the innovators along the Mississippi River Delta.
W.C. Handy: St. Louis Blues, Memphis Blues, Yellow Dog Blues.
Mamie Smith: Crazy Blues.
Charlie Patton: Pony Blues, high water blues, po’ me, shake it and break it. Lonnie Johnson: he’s a jelly roll baker, tomorrow night, pleasing you, so tired. Son House: my black mama, preachin blues, walkin blues, Son’s blues.
Robert Johnson: crossroads, sweet home chicago.
So many more, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Skip James, Bukka White, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Elmore James, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Blind Willie McTell, etc…

Soul and R&B I consider to be almost similar with minor differences from each other. Both rooted in the early jazz and gospel traditions of the black church, R&B being a bit more tribal than its smoother Soul music counterpart. Early on a lot of the artist were signed as Gospel artist and made the switch to Secular music later in thier careers e.g.: B.B. King, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, etc…

Little Richard: Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Keep a knockin, Good golly Miss Molly.
Chuck Berry: Maybellene, roll over beethoven, Johnny B. Goode.
Bo Diddley: diddy wah diddy, who do you love?, you cant judge a book by its cover.

Sam Cooke: you send me, another saturday night, I love you (for sentimental reasons), what a wonderful world, a change is gonna come.
Ray Charles: I got a woman, drown in my own tears, hallelujah I love her so, the Right time, what’d I say, hit the road jack.
Jackie Wilson: Lonely Tear Drops, baby workout, higher and higher.
many more…  Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, The Coasters, The Drifters, Fats Domino, Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, etc

How to Get Started Playing Hard Rock and Metal Guitar

  1. Choose a guitar. The better the guitar, the better the sound. And that means it will be easier and more fun to learn on. That said, it isn’t at all necessary to go out and spend tons of money on a nice axe. Don’t spend less than $200. There are a lot of poorly made beginner models out there that could just end up leaving you frustrated.

    • For Rock, an entry level Epiphone (by Gibson) or Squier (by Fender) model guitar is a good idea to start with. If your budget can handle it, Fender and Gibson have famous names on the headstock. They make instruments the way they made them in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
    • For metal, some good brands are B.C. Rich, DBZ, Dean, ESP, Jackson, and Ibanez. If you’re old school, Gibson and Fender clones can also be used for metal.
    • Now, you may be asking: what’s the difference between a rock guitar and a metal guitar? The most important difference is in the pickups. Heavy metal guitars tend to have “active pickups”, while rock guitars usually have “passive pickups”. Go ahead and look up the difference.
    • Remember, just because a guitar has passive pickups doesn’t mean you cannot play metal with it. Vice versa, just because a guitar has active pickups doesn’t mean you can’t play rock with it.
  2. Buy an amp. Get something small (no more than about 30 watts, no less than 10) to practice with, and spend no more than 100 dollars on it. It should be a “combo amp”. You don’t need to pay much heed to this term, but if you’re curious, look it up elsewhere. Anyway, you can move to higher-end models later once you are more experienced. Line 6, Crate, Epiphone, Fender, all make decent entry level amps. Fender, Vox, and Marshall make higher-end tube amps, among other companies as well. Read on to find out what the difference between tube and solid-state amps is.

    • There are two types of amps: Solid-state and Tube. Solid-state amplifiers are much, MUCH cheaper, and are recommended for a beginner. However, some metalcore and metalcore guitarists prefer solid-state amps because they can sound very harsh (doesn’t always apply to cheap entry-level amps).
    • Tube amps (also known as “valve” amps, especially in the UK) are frequently used by professional rock musicians, and a large percentage of heavy metal players use tube as well. Unfortunately for the beginner, they much more expensive than solid-state amps. Tube-driven amps are widely considered to sound highly superior to solid-state amps. They are definitely not recommended for a beginner, as they do require maintenance and care must be taken when using them; they are quite fragile and can be costly to repair.
      • Special note: Some amps use a combination of Tube and Solid-State technology. They are often a good choice for the amateur guitarist who has moved beyond the beginner level. They sound far superior to entry-level Solid-State amps and are a lot cheaper than fully Tube amplifiers.
      • Another special note: “tube” does NOT refer to the shape of the amp.
  3. Buy some picks. Get lots and lots of these. You’re going to be losing them, I promise. No guitarist can avoid that, so have backups. Get some with a thin to medium thickness and some that are heavier. You will probably find you like one more than the other. Once you have found a preference, buy primarily that type of picks. Jim Dunlop makes great picks of all thickness.
  4. Buy strings. Guitars are nothing without good strings. Investing in these will produce awe-inspiring sound.

    • D’Addario and Ernie Ball strings are the most commonly used strings for both rock AND heavy metal. It’s mostly a matter of personal preference.
    • Keep in mind the string gauge when buying strings. String gauge refers to how thick the strings are. When people refer to string gauges, they usually use the gauge of the high E string (the 1st string). For example, if you buy strings that are .009 gauge, that means that the 1st string gauge is .009 inches (0.0 cm) thick. See for an accurate list of string gauges.
    • The thicker the string gauge, the more bass you can hear and powerful-sounding the strings will be, but it will be more difficult to do string bends. A string bend is when you bend the string so you can change the pitch of the note. The thinner the string gauge, the easier it will be to do string bends, but the strings will sound more like treble. Make sure you try many different kinds so you can figure out what suits you best.
  5. Learn to understand tablature, often shortened to “tab” or “tabs”. Tablature is a system that uses numbers to represent positions on the fretboard. Remember, the 1st string is the one closest to your feet when you play, and the 6th string is closest to your head.

    • The long lines represent the strings:
      • E (1st)———————————————
      • B (2nd)———————————————
      • G (3rd)———————————————
      • D (4th)———————————————
      • A (5th)———————————————
      • E (6th)———————————————
  6. Learn from examples. Here is a tablature staff telling you to play a note at the 3rd fret on the 6th string, then a note at the 6th fret on the same string, then a note on the 3rd fret of the 5th string, and finally two notes together – 2nd fret 4th string and the fifth string open (not fretting any note). Whenever notes are shown directly over or under other notes, all of them are played together as a chord.

    • E (1st)———————————————
    • B (2nd)———————————————
    • G (3rd)———————————————
    • D (4th)——-2————————————-
    • A (5th)—–3-0————————————-
    • E (6th)-3-6—————————————–
  7. Tune your Ax. If you don’t know how to tune the guitar, buy a tuner. Everybody uses them anyway, because tuning by ear is impossible for a beginner. If you cannot get a tuner, use a pitch pipe or some point of reference to:

    • Tune the fifth string to A.
    • Then match the sound of the 5th fret on the 6th string to the open A.
    • Match the D string to the 5th fret of the 5th string.
    • Match the G string to the 5th fret of the 4th string.
    • Match the B string to the 4th fret of the 3rd string.
    • Match the high E string to the 5th fret of the 2nd string.
  8. Learn about key. Key, is a big mystery to a lot of beginners. It’s going to remain one too – because we aren’t going into the swamp of music theory here. Next is this nifty chart which will tell you what fret (position) you can play your pentatonic scale at over any chord and stay in key. If this confuses you, remember that the scale starts on the 6th string, and the first note in the pattern is the root. Even if you skip the 6th string and start playing on the 4th, whatever fret you started on is your position. If you started anywhere on the 5th fret, you’re playing in the key of A, etc. Still confused? Have a look at this:

Rhythm chord or Key with “Safe Frets” (positions) to solo at

  • A – open, 5, 12
  • B flat – 1, 6, 13
  • B – 2, 7, 14
  • C – 3, 8, 15
  • C sharp – 4, 9, 16
  • D – 5, 10
  • E flat – 6, 11
  • E – open, 7, 12
  • F – 1, 8, 13
  • F sharp – 2, 9, 14
  • G – 3, 10, 15
  • G sharp – 4, 11, 16

This chart is based on something monstrous and foul called the “Circle of Fifths,” which you can feel free to ignore until you become more advanced. Learning about it now will only cause a headache and (in the state of California) tooth decay. There are also tons of other scales you can play and other positions you can use in each key, but this is a basic crash course and there is no use in making you want to toss the guitar out the window before you learn to play it. That sort of information is available elsewhere. With this one scale (the pentatonic), played in the positions indicated by the chart above over the rhythm chords, you can be tearing it up in not so much time. At least 75% of hard rock solos are based around this concept anyhow, including a lot of the mega-classics.


  • Make sure you keep good technique. You don’t want to develop bad habits, especially as a beginner. Habits developed now will be very difficult to break later on.
  • If you are a fairly experienced guitar player but are having difficulty with heavy metal, don’t worry. Keep at it, and you’ll get it. Though it may not appear it, metal guitar is one of the hardest types to get good at. Also, consider learning how to play classical guitar. While it sounds very different from heavy metal, a lot of the technique used for classical guitar can help you be a better metal player.
  • For understanding music theory, learning piano helps.
  • Sometimes, try to warm up on a bass guitar, it strengthens your fingers and makes playing on the guitar easier. This is not necessary however, and most guitarists don’t bother with th

How To Hit High Notes (Falsetto)

Singing should be as natural as talking.

Think about it… Your speaking voice is smooth and connected, never requiring strain, and always seeming natural. That’s how it should be even when belting out vocals. You need a balanced vocal mechanism. That means having:

  • Proper Vocal Cord Closure – no air leaking out when making a sound
  • A Level Larynx – making sure it doesn’t rise too high

How do you achieve this?


I know, I know…this isn’t the magic bullet you’re hoping for…

(but wait… because I do have a shortcut to success I share below)

Breathing and vocal exercises are key to being able to hit the notes you want without strain.

By doing these exercises you help to strengthen your vocal cords and work more efficiently when it sings.

Steady air flow is very important when singing higher. It may seem weird, but it’s true.

Not Too Much Though

That doesn’t mean you should force too much air through your body – that has the opposite effect of what you want: added resistance and pressure.

Contrary to what you might think, you actually need less air to hit high notes, not more. 

Straining or breathing to heavily will cause your larynx to go higher and your voice to crack – we’ve all been there when trying to belt out those high notes.

But You Still Want Enough

On the opposite end of the spectrum, too little air won’t give you enough power.

You need to learn how to work your diaphragm when breathing. You should feel your stomach rise, then your chest. 

Stand up tall and straight then try saying “ha” a few times in short, powerful bursts.

That’s the feeling of breathing and speaking with a supported voice.

Another way to avoid using your throat (as opposed to your stomach) when singing is to push your stomach out (so it sticks out more). It’ll help you fill your lungs with air and use your diaphragm.Sing High Notes With Mix Voice

All About The Mix

So if you don’t want to use too much breath, and not use your throat as much, but kind of use it, and not your chest, but also kind of from there…..

What do you do??

You need to learn to use your mix voice (which is a voice that combines your head register/voice, with your chest register/voice – hence, mix voice).


When you’re practicing it’s a good idea to start your vocal runs or exercises in your middle range, and gradually move higher and higher.

Also, try singing the word “yawn” in a high register.

Take note of the position of your mouth when you begin to say the word in each vocal range you use.

That position is exactly how you need to position your mouth to hit that particular note.

Warm tea or liquid can help relax your throat and vocal cords, so try to keep some handy when practicing.

And remember – it’s not all about reaching higher and higher and straining your voice when you’re trying to hit high notes.

So avoid this tendency at all costs when you’re practicing.

Sing Higher Through BreathingSome Breathing Exercises to Try

In case you didn’t know, using staccato (short, accented notes) makes it easier to hit high notes.

Unfortunately most songs are sung in legato (melodic and long phrases that tie together).

So with this exercise you’ll start by doing staccato notes and gradually transition to legato, all while moving higher along the vocal register (i.e. using higher notes/pitches).

What to Do:

  1. You’ll be singing the words one-two-three-four-five-four-three-two-one up and down a musical scale
  2. Start with staccato (short bursts)
  3. Once you’re getting good with hitting high staccato notes, start making them more legato (flowing together)
  4. Once you’re comfortable there, move up higher in pitch.

Of course, this requires a lot of practice time and work. No one said it would be easy But once you do this over and over again, you’ll notice a big improvement in your ability to hit higher notes.

But who wants to wait forever? We wanna reach higher notes now, am I right?!

The Effects of Criminal Law on Our Lives

In our private lives, the area of law we will experience the most, either directly or indirectly would have to be the criminal law.  Not necessarily through contravening its principals, the individual citizen will more commonly encounter its breadth in the course of their everyday lives, considering as a factor the legal ramifications of any desired conduct or decision in the decision making process.  For most of us, we tend to live our lives within these predetermined boundaries with no second thought or question as to the morality of the prohibited option nor the moral authority behind it.  In this article, it is proposed to look at the nature and scope of the criminal law in our society, and to discuss whether as an entity it is too intrusive, or whether it is naturally a required aspect of regulating society.

It is often said academically that the citizen enjoys freedom to act as he wishes in his life, subject to the regulatory provisions of the criminal law and the criminal justice system.  It is thought that as citizens of a particular country, largely at freedom to choose where we live in the world, we impliedly accept the authority of the relevant legal provisions which, for the most part, regulate on a moral level.  Of course there are exceptions, i.e. criminal laws of a regulatory or secondary nature which do not directly bear any moral message, such as speeding limits or parking restrictions.  So, then, to what extent does the criminal law reflect morality, and further from what source is this morality derived?

The criminal law is said to operate in mind of the public good, and the benefit of society.  It could, therefore, be argued to be crossing the boundaries into serious restrictions on liberty when it regulates personal conduct like drug use which may not have any wider impact than on that of the person indulging accordingly.  Why should the criminal law impose restrictions on what a person can do with his or her own body?  Surely our own freewill is a good enough justification for acting outwith the scope of the law in these types of scenario?

Furthermore an interesting area of the criminal law is potential liability for omissions.  In this sense, the citizen can actually be punished without acting at all in a specific way.  This takes the criminal law beyond a regulatory framework for the public good into an actual coercive force to make people positively act in a certain way.  For example, in some jurisdictions there is a legal duty to report a road traffic accident.  This means a citizen who is aware of the occurrence of such will have committed a criminal offence where he does not act in the prescribed manner.  Again, this is surely affording a broad scope to the criminal law, which may be seen by some as intruding on the fundamental freedoms and values upon which most modern nations were built.

It is interesting to consider the real impact of the criminal law, and the sheer breadth of conduct it regulates.  From the objectively morally wrong to the less obvious cases of imposition of liability, the criminal law places severe restrictions on the general principal of absolute liberty, which is clearly the subject of much academic and philosophical debate

Simple Tips When It Comes to Criminal Law

No one wants to be accused of a crime, but what would you do if that ever happens to you or a loved one? Would you know how to handle a situation like that? That is why knowing something about criminal law might come in handy.

It might be you or or a loved one who could be accused of doing something criminal. The important thing is that you should know what to do. You should be able to handle it or things can go from bad to worse in a very short period.

What You Should Do

If a loved one has been accused of a crime, the first thing to do is to get in touch with a criminal lawyer right away. They would be able to tell you in greater detail the actions that have to be taken to help ensure that your loved one’s rights are not violated.

Get Vital Information Right Away

Information is vital at this stage and situation. You should find out why your loved is being held and where. You must know the police agency that is holding them, the name of the law enforcers involved, what the case is. Ask these details from the law enforcers and not from your loved one as your conversation might be recorded and that can be used as evidence against them.

Remaining Silent is Important

Tell your loved one that it is important that they should remain silent and that they do not say anything at this point. When you speak with the law enforcers, you should tell them that your loved one will not make any statements and that they should wait for the arrival of the attorney. Take note of the time of your conversation.

Documentation of Events

It is important that you take note of everything that is happening right from the moment that you learn of the arrest. Take note of the time that events occur as well. Doing this could help the attorney to make the defense.

The Importance of a Good Lawyer

We could not overemphasize the importance of a good lawyer at this point. You should find someone who is experienced and well-versed when it comes to criminal law. If you can find someone who has dealt with the kind of case that your loved one has then that would even be better.

Support is Important

At this stage your support and help could be very vital for your loved one. You must show them that you will be there for them no matter what. They must understand that you will be ready to deal with any kind of problem that might arise and that you are not judging them because of what has happened.

Facing criminal charges isn’t something that we would really want but when it happens to us or to our loved ones then we have to be ready. It helps to know a thing or two about criminal law because that might mean your loved one being acquitted.

American Singles Dating Culture

Are you spending any—or if you’re between waist deep and neck deep in a relationship, all of your time—looking for that special rock to put on that special ring finger? Are you hopelessly waiting for someone to put that rock on your finger?

Well, here’s a bittersweet piece of news: rock is dead.

That’s right. What has been conventionally used as a tongue-in-cheek slam to show how aged our leading image of rock and roll is now gets paraded around to show how aged our leading image of marriage and dating has become.

If you’re an American, and part of that—dreadful if you’re not part of it/dreamy if you’re part of it—millennial generation, dating has fallen into a synonymous rut with anonymous sex, or, ‘barely there, quickly in and out hookup’ sex. It’s getting billed as ‘hookup culture’, and couture many aren’t sure they want to try on.

This isn’t going to be a parade, brag rag, or berating tirade against anything like Tinder or other dating apps and websites. Everyone is already pretty familiar with them. What we’re going to look at today is what’s going on between real people after 5 pm and right around 9 am.

‘Hook up culture’ is getting hung out to dry because of a similarity it has to something else that takes a beating from everyone outside of the millennial generation: instant gratification. It’s supposedly an arrow to the knee of real romance, because hook up culture encourages one-night stands more than it does legitimate connections.

Although divorce rates have gone down (high-five, unless you live in amicable hatred with the person you’re married to), people are getting married later and later as the decades go by, which means that people are having sex with more people over their lifetimes than ever before. If your liberal agenda keeps you under the bar of conservative abstinence, and above the gutter of sleaziness that makes you want to get tested when you wake up in the morning, that may sound pretty cool—until you hear science that states hookup culture is a myth.

Yep. These easy come, easy go millennnials are actually not as swing happy as one might think—and definitely not as promiscuous as their parents who seem to stare with a judgmental eye. This is mostly because we live in a society obsessed with hyperbole, and if one person is doing it, we broadcast that it’s a widespread epidemic.

American singles also live in a time and culture that is inundated with social media fandom that follows the most flagrant and foul. That means the one guy who talks the most about bedding the most, or the girl who upload the most scandalous pictures will most certainly get the most attention, and thus the idea of that behavior being a must is thrust into the minds of the populous.

So what’s the takeaway here? Hide in a box? Probably not. Are millennials going to corrupt society with their frantic spin on American singles dating? Probably not. The truth is—you simply have to take things at their own pace. The jitters of getting a text from someone you might like is not different than your great grandfather using a rotary phone to call your great grandmother and ask her to a date come summer. The only difference is that your great grandfather got dressed in a suit just to make the phone call, and you can swipe right wearing just underwear—or nothing at all.

Job Description of a Criminal Law Paralegal

Criminal law paralegals work alongside lawyers to assist in the various tasks commonly handled by law firms. While working as a paralegal takes significantly less preparation than law school, paralegals can do everything a lawyer can do except for give legal advice, present cases in court, set fees and take cases.

Criminal law paralegals work alongside lawyers to promote justice in criminal cases.

Education and Certification

  • Most paralegals either have an associate degree in paralegal studies or a bachelor’s degree (in any field) and a paralegal certificate. While criminal law paralegals are not required to have any type of certification, becoming certified often increases a paralegal’s ability to compete for the most desirable jobs. Certification is available through the following three organizations: the National Association of Legal Assistants, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and the American Alliance of Paralegals. Certifications for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree are available through a wide variety of colleges and paralegal schools. In some cases, a paralegal with experience may become certified simply by taking a board-certified test.


  • Criminal law paralegals differ from typical paralegals in that they work specifically with the details of criminal cases instead of the broader aspects of the law. For a paralegal working in criminal law, these include things like interviewing witnesses, doing research for a case, putting together documents, organizing key evidence for trial and helping a lawyer prepare for a case. According to, they must understand “the basic classification of crimes, as well as the legal procedures surrounding search and seizure, arrest, bail and probation.” They also perform secretarial work, including tasks like answering the phone, making phone calls, keeping track of paperwork and entering data into the computer. A new paralegal is often assigned mostly administrative work until he becomes more experienced.


  • Criminal law paralegals spend most of their time working in the office at a law firm. However, they are sometimes asked to travel or assist a lawyer while in court. They generally work 40 hours a week during office hours, although they may sometimes be asked to work overtime or unusual hours when a court case necessitates it.


  • In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 28 percent increase in the need for paralegals from 2008 to 2018. This is likely because most law offices are seeking to assign as many tasks as possible to paralegals to avoid hiring more lawyers than necessary. As this shift continues, many offices will seek to replace lawyer positions with more paralegals.


  • As of May 2008, paralegals in the United States earned an average salary of $46,120, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. However, the highest paid paralegals earned salaries in the range of $73,000. Most paralegal jobs come with a full benefits package.

Religious Morality vs. Civil Law

When, if ever, should personal religious morality take precedence over neutral, public laws and standards of justice? In a civil, secular society the answer should probably be “never,” but not all religious believers agree with this. One issue which underlies so many religious conflicts, not to mention religious extremism, is the conviction held by many religious believers that their religious morality, supposedly from their god, should take precedence when they believe the law has failed.

The underlying principle behind this is the belief that all proper or just morality, law, standards of conduct, ethics, and authority ultimately derives from God. When civil authorities fail to execute what one believes to be the wishes or standards of God, then those civil authorities have failed to live up to the standards which justify their existence. At this point the religious believer is justified in ignoring them and taking God’s wishes into their own hands. There is no such thing as a justified civil authority independent of God and thus no valid civil laws which can excuse godless, immoral behavior.

Perhaps the most dramatic example of this sort of thinking comes from Iran where six members of a state militia were found innocent of murder by the Iranian Supreme Court because the six human beings they brutally killed were all regarded by the killers as “morally corrupt.”

No one denied that the killings happened; instead the killings were justified in a manner analogous to how one can justify killing someone in self-defense.

Rather than claiming that their lives were in danger, however, the killers claimed that they had the authority under Islamic law to kill people who had not been properly punished by the state for grossly immoral behavior. All of the victims suffered greatly by being stoned or drowned, and in one case an engaged couple was killed simply because they were walking together in public.

Three lower courts had originally upheld the men’s convictions, finding that a belief that someone is “morally corrupt” is insufficient grounds to justify killing a human being. The Iranian Supreme Court disagreed with the other courts and agreed with senior clerics who have argued that Muslims have a duty to enforce the moral standards handed down by God. Even Mohammad Sadegh Al-e-Eshagh, a Supreme Court judge who didn’t take part in the case and who says that killings done without a court order should be punished, was willing to agree that certain moral “offenses” can be justifiably punished by the people — offenses like adultery and insulting Muhammad.

In the final analysis, this ruling means that anyone can get away with murder by simply claiming that the victim was morally corrupt. In Iran, personal religious morality has been given precedence over neutral civil laws and standards of conduct. Under civil laws, everyone is supposed to be judged by the same neutral standards; now, everyone can be judged by the personal standards of random strangers — standards based on their own personal interpretation of their private religious beliefs.

Although the situation in Iran is extreme, it is in principle not too far different from the beliefs of many other religious believers around the world. This is, for example, the underlying principle behind attempts by Americans in various professions to avoid being held to the same standards and do the same job that others in the profession have to do. Rather than abide by neutral laws and standards of professional conduct, individual pharmacists want the authority to decide for themselves — based on their personal interpretation of private religious morality — which medications they will and will not dispense. Cab drivers want to do the same with respect to who they will and will not transport in their cabs.

This is an issue which is usually discussed in the context of church/state separation, but it’s one which cuts right to the heart of whether church and state should even be separated. What it comes down to is whether civil society will be governed by neutral, secular laws created by the people based upon their own determination of what is and is not right, or will society be governed by the interpretations of allegedly divine revelations by ecclesiastical leaders — or even worse, by the personal interpretations by every religious individual acting on their own?

This isn’t simply a question of accommodation, which involves simply making it easier for religious individuals to follow their religion and conscience. You accommodate a person’s religious needs by adapting procedures to work around those needs, but when you exempt them from having to do the very basic requirements of a job you go beyond mere accommodation. At this point, you enter the same realm which the Iranian Supreme Court has already deeply penetrated: you abandon neutral, secular standards of conduct applicable to everyone in favor of personal religious standards adopted and interpreted by each individual at will.

This is incompatible with a multi-faith, multicultural, civil society. Such a society requires secular standards that apply equally to all people in all situations — that’s what it means to be a nation of laws rather than of men. The rule of law and justice depends upon publicly disclosed, publicly debated, and publicly decided standards rather than the arbitrary whims, beliefs, or faiths of individuals who happen to occupy positions of power and authority. We should expect doctors, pharmacists, cab drivers, and other licensed professionals to treat us according to independent, public standards — not arbitrary, personal religious standards. We should expect the state to deliver justice in a neutral, secular manner — not protect those who seek to enforce a private vision of godly conduct o

5 Things You Must to Know About Consumer Law

1. Misleading your customers is illegal

The main purpose of the Fair Trading Act is to protect consumers. You must not mislead your customers or give them false information. But remember, businesses buy goods and services too, so businesses are also protected.

2. Customers must be able to rely on your quotes and estimates

Providing quotes or estimates to your potential customers is a key part of doing business. A quote is an offer to do a job for a certain price. It’s likely to be misleading if you charge more than your quote, unless you have explicitly agreed a variation with your customer beforehand.

An estimate is the nearest price, or range of prices, that you can give your customer based on past experience. All limits and conditions must be clearly spelled out. If there is to be a significant variation from the estimated price, you should make this, and the nature of the possible variation, very clear to your customer. You must make estimates honestly and base them on reasonable grounds.

3. Misleading consumers about their rights is illegal

You must not mislead your customers about their contractual or legal rights. For example, if an insurance company advises a customer “you’re only entitled to a second-hand hot water cylinder” in a situation where the customer’s insurance policy entitles them to a new hot water cylinder, this would likely be misleading under the Act.

4. Unfair contract terms

If you offer standard form consumer contracts to your customers, terms in that contract must be fair. Standard form consumer contracts are typically contracts with standard terms and conditions that are offered on a “take it or leave it basis” where the consumer does not have an opportunity to effectively negotiate the terms and conditions in the contract.

The laws about unfair contract terms apply to any standard form consumer contracts entered into on or after 17 March 2015 and to terms in existing contracts that are renewed or changed on or after 17 March 2015.

5. Keep up to date with important changes to the Fair Trading Act

There have been some important changes to the Act that you should know about including additional rights for consumers and obligations for businesses, as well as investigation and enforcement tools for the Commission.

Law school Questions and Answers

A never married dad wants at least joint custody of 3year old daughter in michigan and can not afford a lawyer

mother is uncooperative and caddy. father makes $30000 per year and can’t afford lawyer, she will not give joint custody willingly, what can father do? Contact a local law school and ask them for the phone number of.

Do female lawyers face discrimination in the workplace/school?
According to the Princeton Review, as well as several other reputable sources, women can be treated poorly by their male classmates in law school. In fact, the PR includes a list of ‘women-friendly’ universities because this sexism is so widespread. Also, I have read that often women often are passed over.

Do judges need to be attorneys?
Do appointed court judges need to be attorneys A college degree and work experience is the minimum requirement to be a judge. Most judges have worked as lawyers. In fact, Federal and State judges usually must have worked as lawyers. That means that they need to go to law school. Law school usually.

Do Law Students help out in court?
and if so, what do they do? There are law school ‘clinical programs’ in which 2d and 3d year students get to represent low-income people in court, under a lawyer’s supervision. There are other programs where the students work as interns in law firms, and get to do some of the research.

What are the education requirements for lawyers?
*sigh* this is for a project im doing generally, 4 years high school 4 years college three years law school pass the bar exam in the state you want to practice in. – 1 – Graduate high school 2 – Graduate college 3 – Graduate law school And, if they want to.

What are the steps to being a Real Estate lawyer or attorney?
It’s not so difficult. First you complete your B.A. or B.S. Then you go to law school. It helps if you take some courses in law school that focus on real estate, for example: Real Estate Transactions, Land Use, Real Estate Litigation. Do your best in.

What do I need to do to be a Pennsylvania lawyer? And how long will it take?
You need to go to college (4to5 years.) You need to go to law school (3 years) You then need to study for and take the Penn Bar Exam. This can take 3 months to forever Shortest amount of time would.

What type of career options are available for lawyers specializing in international law?
Also, what is the average salary. Is it an in demand field? Please include any other information you can give me about this type of law. I am about to attend law school next year. I am thinking about specializing in corporate law or international law..

Whats involved to become a lawyer?
Just wondering about possible future careers and would like to know what you need to do to become a lawyer, how many years at university and what you do when you become one? You must take a first degree, then apply to law school. It doesn’t matter what you major in for your.

What’s the difference between a JD (juris doctor) and an LLM (‘?’)?
Can I take the bar exam with either? Chances for gainful employment better with one or the other? Which is harder to earn? You receive a JD after successfully completing and graduating from an ABA accredited law school. It takes 3 years day or 4 year evening.

Which Law School?
Which Law School? I have the option to attend Albany Law (no scholarship costs $35k a year, but is a Tier 3 law school), Western New England Law (Scholarship money will make my out of pocket cost $15k a year but it is a Tier 4 law school located in Springfield Mass) or New England Law.

do you think my hopes and dreams will come true for me being a layer?
i wanna go to law school when i grow up I always say ‘If you can dream it, you can be it.’ You can be anything that you want to be. With enough hard work and dedication, you can do anything. Keep a positive.

Would law schools be more lenient on GPA if I major in Chemical Engineering and aspire to be a patent lawyer?
I’m a second-year ChemE major student at UC Berkeley. I want to go to law school and practice patent law, but my GPA is a little less than a 3.0. Do I have a chance? I think you.

Any recommendations for a good LSAT book?
I’m planning on taking the LSATs and pursuing law school but there are so many LSAT books out there, I don’t know which one to pick. Any really effective LSAT practice books that you guys recommend? The best study guides I found were the Powerscore Bibles (I took the course as well,.

Become a lawyer?
I’m interested in the law, government and politics. I’m in college studying political science and I do very well and like my major a lot. I also like history. A lot of people tell me I’d make a great lawyer. I have doubts though. How do I decide to go to law school? Do lawyers have.

Does anyone know where i can get money to go to law school?
Typically, there is less federal assistance available for law school. There are very few grants available for the government, because they expect you to be able to make enough money to pay them back later. But you should be able to take out a combination.
Does it make sense to earn a second bachelor’s degree before going to law school?
I went to a small ‘no name’ liberal arts college and earned a BS in Computer Science. I earned a MBA online. I am now a math teacher in an inner city public high school. (The same one I went to) Go figure! I.

How does Skinner v. Oklahoma 1942 been used to expand the protections of the constitution?
or it could be Levy v. Louisiana 1968, Craig v. Boren 1976, and/or Lawrence v. Texas 2003. go to click on case brief bank click on constitutional law briefs then look up each case. I am in law school isn’t that hard.

How long do you have to got to school to be a lawyer?
3 years after undergrad if you go full time, 4 if you go part time. – 2 more years after college – Four years of college, two years of law school. – 7 years, but many schools will give life experience credit for a history.

How many credits do you need to be a lawyer.?
I’m not sure what you mean by credits. To be a lawyer, you must have an undergraduate degree and then attend law school. Law school is usually 3 or 4 years (full v. part time). Each school has different required courses and credit requirements. After you graduate law.

How many years do you have to to school to be an Entertainment Lawyer?
An American Bar Association approved law school is generally 3 years long. To be admitted to such a school you’ll need an undergraduate degree (i.e. a BA) and to take the LSAT. After going to law school you’ll need to to take the bar.

How many years of college does it take to become a lawyer?
About 7 years all together when you figure 4 years of college and then 3 years of law school. You can talk to any attorney or go to the law library or any college and they will tell you everything you have to do to become.

How to be a lawyer in California?.a step by step walkthrough.?
Get good grades in high school and graduate. Take the SAT and get a good score. Go to college, get good grades and earn a BA or BS. Take the LSAT, and score high. Get accepted to a CA accredited law school. Graduate from law school with.

I need some info on common law, how can i get it done?
I would recommend going to a local law library (and local law school will have one) and using some of the treatises on law. Treatises give the generally accepted rules for the various issues in law and the notable exceptions to those rules. Additionally, they.

I want to find a law school in NYC and the price it will cost to go there can anyone help me thank you?
There are numerous law schools in New York City. There’s New York University, Columbia, Fordham Law School, Cardozo Law School (a school in Yeshiva University), and New York Law School (different from NYU). St..

If you want to work in govt. intelligence do you have to go to law school?
No. Usually an analyst has another particular skill such as foreign language experience and a specialty that makes them valuable. For me it was my background in mathematics that attracted their attention. – honestly now.when you think about it what does govt.

Fiance is Army officer, got ed. delay for grad. school. Is he considered ‘in the the Army’ while on delay?
Fiance and I are getting married while he’s on an educational delay for law school. He was a First Lieutenant prior to entering law school, and I’m trying to figure out the proper way to word our wedding invitation..

Has a registered sex offender EVER become successful AFTER.?
Has a registered sex offender ever shook off the chains of the scarlett letter and become a succesful and productive member of society? I am not talking about the ones who fail to register and skate by on anonymity or the people who become advocates. I am in law school.

Obtaining TWO Juris Doctor Degrees?
I recently obtained my J.D. degree. However, my grades were not that hot. However, I definitely feel in retrospect, if I were given the second chance to ‘redo’ law school, I’d be able to do much better. I was just wondering if I had the chance to pursue another J.D. degree, at another.

The stuff that happens to prosecutors on TV are fake, right?
Prosecutors getting framed, kidnapped, ambushed, murdered by the minions of the criminals they put away, that’s all TV right? Or does it really happen in real life? Because i’m thinking law school right now and being a prosecutor is my main career objective. I have known hundreds of.

There is no way i can get to harvord what is a good law school in NORTH CAROLINA?
I NEED TO KNOW QUIK Duke? UNC?(any campus) NC State? Appalachian State? – s – Duke – Duke – North carolina state ncs sorry this is my partners suggestion – Duke. One of our own presidents received his law degree from.

How to Write a Criminal Law Essay

Law students are often asked to write essays, either on assigned or chosen topics, or in response to specific questions. In addition, the bar exam for most states includes an essay section. Criminal law essay assignments are designed to ensure that students understand the laws of their state, and of the nation, and that they know how to use them in a criminal case.

Law students often write criminal law essays.


  1. Read the question or essay topic carefully. Criminal law topics are often complex and involve many angles and points of view. Make a list of all secondary questions posed within the main question, or all angles of approach to your topic. Determine whether you are being asked to provide an argument of defense, an argument of prosecution or simply an overview of existing law.
  2. Research all case law that applies to your topic. Expect to spend time in your local law library and on the Internet. Write down the name of the case, such as “Miranda v Arizona.” Also record the year and state in which the decision was rendered.
  3. Address each question separately and in order if you are responding to a multi-part question. Finish your answer for each section completely before beginning the next. If an answer relates to a previous question, you may refer back to your previous answer.
  4. Structure your essay as a law brief unless the professor instructs you to do otherwise. While most essays consist of sentences and paragraphs that transition naturally, law briefs are divided using outline style. General answers to each posited question should be marked with a Roman numeral. Denote supporting points with a capital letter and indent each section.
  5. Present possible arguments by opposing council if you are writing a position or argument essay. Posit the other sides’ likely response and how you can counter those responses.
  6. Summarize your position by highlighting the main points of your argument, as you would in a closing statement.

How to Book Train Travel from San Francisco to Sacramento

A great way to enjoy California’s scenery is to travel to your destination by train. The train ride from San Francisco to Sacramento takes only two hours, so spare yourself the traffic and make your reservation now.

Book Your Ticket in Advance to Sacramento

  1. Book your ticket at least several days before you plan to travel. The route to Sacramento is heavily traveled, so the earlier you reserve your ticket, the better.
  2. Take the BART to Oakland or Emeryville. There are no Amtrak train stations in San Francisco, so if you can, using BART will save time and money.
  3. Take advantage of the California Rail Pass. If you plan to travel to multiple destinations within the state, you can purchase a California Rail Pass, which gives you unlimited travel on all California Amtrak trains and motor coaches.
  4. Call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak’s web site in the “Resources” section below. On the web site, you can book your train reservations via Amtrak’s Fare Finder. You can also navigate the site if you have a PDA, Blackberry or other handheld device.
  5. Select the departing train station. The train station in Emeryville is the closest Amtrak station to San Francisco; you can easily catch connecting buses to San Francisco.
  6. Select a station to get to the train station. The Bay Area Rapid Transit, better known as BART, offers 43 stops in the San Francisco bay area. You can easily catch a BART train to the Amtrak station.
  7. If you ordered your tickets online or by phone, pick them up at a ticket agent or at one of the Quik-Trak kiosks that can be found at many Amtrak locations (you’ll need to enter your reservation number). If you’ve booked your trip far in advance, you can also request that your tickets be mailed to you.

About Travel Agents in Europe

With tourism being big business in Europe, travel agencies take advantage of the demand by billions of travelers. A reliable travel agent can help tourists or business travelers plan their trips for maximum enjoyment and minimum hassle.


  • Europe’s travel industry is the world’s largest regional tourism industry. Its success is primarily attributed to the strong army of travel agencies, tour operations and national tourism agencies. Separate these professionals, however, from the online support provided by Internet travel companies geared toward net-savvy people. It is helpful to know how to benefit from the services of a travel agent in Europe to ensure getting around is a breeze.


  • Due to Europe’s daunting size, travelers need help in making their trip as smooth and worry-free as possible. Travel agents in Europe assist tourists in their vacation plans in the whole continent–from visas to itinerary, from hotel bookings to transport arrangements. These travel agencies are part of organizations like the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) or the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) and work closely with national tourism agencies in each country.
    Online travel occupies a market of its own. There are Internet-based companies through which travelers can book hotels, transfers and tours. At the end of 2008, online bookings earned 29 percent of the total revenue of the European travel industry.


  • Tourism accounts for a big chunk of Europe’s income. In 2005, almost £280 billion in revenue was reported to the EU. The top destinations in the world for the last few years can be found in Europe, namely France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and Austria.


  • Using the services of travel agents brings a world of convenience to anyone wishing to take on Europe’s enormity. First-time visitors to the continent can benefit from a travel agent in order to prevent costly mishaps. Repeat tourists, on the other hand, look to travel agents for an even better experience over their last visit. Aside from their inherent travel expertise, agents can advise quick solutions should problems during during travel.


  • Travel in Europe has become more accessible ever since the Schengen Agreement. Travel agents offering tour packages in Europe mainly rely on the Schengen Visa, which makes entering the 24 member countries easier using one travel document. This handy system has helped Europe tourism considerably. For one, there is a continued interest in other modes of public transport like train and bus.

Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About

10. When You’re Breaking Copyright Law

Just by doing typical online activities, you’re probably breaking copyright law. If you use a copyrighted song in a home video uploaded to YouTube, for example, or create a gif (or other derivative work) to start a meme, you’re infringing on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. However, some copyright infringements are more tolerated than others—and copyright law is complex—so a quick test if you still want to share online without legal recourse might be to ask yourself if what you’re doing “feels wrong” to you.

9. What You Can and Can’t Do While Driving

Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About

You know you shouldn’t use your cell phone while driving, but states have different bans, on the kinds of cell phone use that are illegal while driving: Most ban texting while driving, but some don’t allow any use of your phone when you’re at the wheel. Know what’s allowed in your state and the penalties for texting while driving (but, seriously, just don’t do it). In a similar vein, is it illegal to wear headphones when you’re driving? In some states, it is. Many states have strange driving laws, like traffic violations if you leave your car door open “longer than is deemed necessary.”

8. Taking and Sharing Photographs or Videos

Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About

We have a right to take photographs and videos in public, right? Since, after all, this is First Amendment stuff. There are times when you can get into trouble, though, like if you’re publishing photos that disclose private information about others. How you publish photos and videos also matters. This Creative Commons licensing chart could help if you’re not sure whether you’re allowed to use others’ works in your own.

7. Your Rights When Dealing with the Police

Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About1

No one wants to get arrested. When you’re dealing with cops, know your rights, such as refusing a search, your Miranda rights, and how to exercise your rights safely. In addition to this know your rights infographic, these ex-cop’s tips and these wallet cards could help you stay out of jail.

6. Your Rights as a Renter

Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About

Your landlord doesn’t hold all the cards. Even difficult landlords have to abide by state regulations to make sure you’re getting fair housing in exchange for your rent. If you rent, read up on your state laws, such as how your security deposits must be kept and whether you should expect interest on that deposit.

5. Your Rights When You Fly on a Plane

Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About

There are quite a few rights you have as an air traveler that you might not be aware of, such as locking in your fare in advance and reimbursement you’re entitled to for lost luggage or bumped flights. Know what to do if your flight gets canceled (spoiler: get on the phone). The jury’s still out on that reclining seat vs. Knee Defender kerfuffle, though.

4. Your Rights as an Employee

Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About

It’s possible, depending on your type of position, that you are owed overtime pay, whether your employer likes it or not. Similarly, even if your employer doesn’t want you to discuss your salary with your co-workers, they can’t legally prevent you from doing so. These are some of the less-known workplace rights your HR department might not be telling you. (Head to your state’s department of labor site for things like Workers’ Comp and laws on taking breaks, etc.)

3. The Legal Documents You Should Have Prepared Before You Kick the Bucket

Having a will and all of your important papers organized will give you peace of mind and reduce stress for your loved ones if you suddenly died or were seriously ill. In addition to medical directives, you should also have your property information, bank and insurance info, and other documents shared with your loved ones. Here’s our master information spreadsheet template for setting this up, the Wall Street Journal’s list of 25 documents to gather, and previously mentioned Everplans, which walks you through estate planning.

2. How to Make Sense of Legal Documents

Everything from opening a bank account to getting a new job requires us to sign long and often confusing legal forms. You’ll still have to read through them all, but there are ways to quickly make better sense of them.

One type of agreement we probably all just skip through? Those Terms of Service and privacy policies on every service or piece of software. You can quickly read through those as well. Even if breaking a Terms of Service might not necessarily be a crime, it’s still a good idea to know what you’re agreeing to.

Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About

1. When You Need a Lawyer (and How to Talk to One)

A good lawyer may be your best friend in difficult legal situations, like when you’re trying to start your own business based on proprietary information, are getting a divorce, or have been charged with a crime. Even just signing or creating freelancing agreements can be tricky (which is why services like LegalSifter come in handy). Here’s how to find a good lawyer and work with him or her.

Reason For Large Collection Of Escort Girls In Escort Amsterdam

There is large number of collections of girls in escort agency and it is the only business which is always in demand in world market. There are many ideas to select best escort agency around the globe. Before getting into any type of agency, it would be better to follow some of the instructions available in internet on selecting girl and agency from internet. This is because that some of the people will leave a note on their own profile about experience of various agencies around the globe. Such note will be helpful for people to make necessary decision over it.

There is more number of girls available in different structure in Escort Amsterdam. It has been observed that more number of international people has been attracted with the beauty and structure of the native people. All the agencies are able to provide girls with best service around the globe. We will be fin ding good time with them over a night in our own place which would be added advantage for us. However, they are able to accommodate to any place and provide same kind of services as provided to others as well.

The girls in such escort agencies are well trained to provide needed service to their customer at the right time. Most of the customers are approaching escort or independent call girl to get rid of personal or official life to an extent. They are finding that would be a better place to satisfy their needs and also to make their mind fresh at all times.

Need Of Escort Agency For Customers

They are ready to satisfy personal wishes, dreams, and desires of the customer with better quality of service. Most of the girls are able to talk in different languages like English, Spanish, and Italian. This would make customer to feel better and it has been observed that most of international customers are preferred to talk with the girl in English only. We are also provided with an option to select the desired girl based on language preference. The babes of the escort agency will be in exceptional looks, training, styles and their behavior. The gallery option in the website will be helpful in browsing desired girls and structure.

They will recruit girls to the agency with some of the reasonable note and basic information for it. With more number of models in the agency, this would be a perfect option to find perfect girl out of it. Some of the agency will look pride in providing service to the customer. Each agency will be following different set of rules and regulations to make a desired choice for their customer. They will be providing service under safe sex and they understand that it would be better option for both customer and their girls as well. In Netherlands, we will be finding girls who are able to satisfy pleasure of the customer to a peak level and most of the agencies will be locating in mysterious place for better enjoyment for their customers.

Earliest Contacts and the Paradigms of Relationship

“O Mankind, We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other.”

(The Quran 49:13).

It is hard for anyone to deny that Islam has captured more headlines, column inches and air time over that past 4 years than ever before. A combination of political events, acts of inhumanity and social problems involving Muslims have seen a global shift towards anti-Islamic or Islamaphobic sentiments. One only has to think of events such as the World Trade Centre attack, bombings in Spain, London, Iraq, Tunisia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Egypt, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and riots on the streets of France and Australia to appreciate how these sentiments have evolved.

As a result, the view of Muslims as a whole has darkened. Many countries are now questioning the identity and loyalty of their Muslim citizens whilst stereotypes and general opinions of ‘Islamic’ nations and their populations are fuelled by media stereotypes. Muslims living in Europe and North America are feeling alienated and misunderstood whilst those in the Muslim world are suffering due to the actions of a misguided minority within their ranks.

It would be fair to generalise that the ‘West’ and the ‘East’ seem to have become more polarized of late. The future does not look very bright. Yet, the Islamaphobic backlash, although unfortunate, is providing one community with a challenge that if met will both demonstrate its lofty intentions and raise their profile as essential voices within future world discourse. This community is that of the interculturalists.

Recent events have recalled in many people’s minds the theory penned by Samuel Huntingdon in the early 1990’s predicting that in the future there would be a “clash of civilisations.” This theory suggested that post-Cold War global divides would occur between civilisations and that there would inevitably be a clash as one tries to get the upper hand over the other. In it he states that, “a central focus of conflict for the immediate future will be between the West and several Islamic- Confucian states.”

For many the West vs. Islam element of his hypothesis seems to be coming true. However, the theory has been cited here for one reason only – to demonstrate how Western-Muslim relations could develop if the correct action is not taken soon. What we are witnessing is not a clash of civilisations. The political aspects of recent events have been presented in such a way to people that it forces them into an “either you are with us against us” mentality. The polarisation of peoples has increased the mistrust and suspicion of ‘the other’, the unknown. It is the simple fact that if the unknown element of the equation were to be removed, there is a fair chance the reverse effect could ensue. Simply stated, if the West is educated about what Islam really is and vice-versa, it would not be so easy to polarize populations.

At present what we are dealing with can be described as a “Clash of Cultures” and as all good intercultural academics and trainers know, cultures can be reconciled.


Those in the intercultural field stand in a privileged position of having the insight, understanding and knowledge to look at human interaction and decipher what is going wrong in terms of communication, behaviours and assumptions. The cultural clash we see today is simply an extension of this and can be overcome using the same principles. The most prominent principle, and therefore the one that shall be solely focused on, is that of ‘awareness of others’.

As a Muslim and an Englishman I constantly see bigotry from both sides of the imaginary line that are founded on ignorance. One side receives their information from British tabloids, the other from an arms length experience of the society they live in. One is fixated on the covering of women’s hair as a sign of male oppression while the other tuts at a set of loose morals. One believes the other’s mission in life is to wage war in order to reach paradise while the other is perplexed by the fact that paradise is not even on the agenda. Of course in truth none of these assumptions reflect reality.

If we are to move towards a greater understanding of one another, awareness is crucial. People need to be educated as to what is truth and what is stereotypical nonsense. Once people move beyond this basic level of knowledge there is more room to discover similarities, shared points of view and common goals of which there are plenty. Although it is true that each side may look to the other with distaste, they do also occasionally look with respect and wonder.  Muslims’ strong sense of community, spirituality and hospitality are oft cited qualities of virtue. Similarly Muslims worldwide regularly praise the West’s technological achievements, respect for equality before the law and queuing (yes queuing!). In addition, both sides also share similar principles, ideas, wants and aspirations.

And herein lies the optimism that the future is promising for Western-Islamic relations – we have more in common than we do differences. The reason for this goes back to the verse of the Quran quoted at the beginning of this article. It clearly states that man was created from the same pair (Adam and Eve), meaning mankind is ultimately one in terms of their make-up, traits, needs and desires. Yet in the same sentence it also explains that there are differences.

Few in the intercultural field would have realised that the quintessence of their training, education and research was captured in a Quranic verse some 1400 years ago. The verse tells us that we were created with differences (nations and tribes) in order for man to gain a better understanding of himself, i.e. to realise the essence of humanity.  How do we understand heat without cold or happiness without sadness? What is day without night or peace without war? We come to know the world around us through comparisons. Our fellow human beings act as mirrors. Through looking at that cross cultural reflection we appreciate who we are, what we value and how we act and most importantly the common threads that stitch the quilt of human experience together.

The intercultural field stands in an ideal position to spearhead initiatives and effective interventions. Within the current Western-Islamic state of affairs there is enormous potential to challenge the strangling discourse that is suffocating real cross cultural dialogue. The intercultural voice, which on the whole is one of understanding, tolerance and flexibility, must rise above the babble that we constantly hear. At the end of the day those with positions within the field, the reason they do what they do, is to help people understand one another whether at work or in the community. As professionals there is a responsibility to apply research and work into making a real difference to the evolution of global relations.

As stated at the beginning of this article, Western-Islamic relations pose the intercultural field with a challenge that must be overcome collectively. The initial rung up the ladder in order to achieving this is to educate people beyond stereotypes and misunderstandings. If this is successful the process of finding common ground and appreciating why we differ on certain issues will manifest naturally.The question now is how the field responds. How is research applied? What plans can it implement? Who can it collaborate with? Who is available from both the Islamic and Western mind-sets with a real appreciation and understanding of the other? How does it demonstrate its worth on the global stage? Experience of the field mixed with an eternal optimism leads me to believe that interculturalists will exceed expectations and demonstrate the invaluable nature of their endeavours.

Relationship Problems Due To Family, Anxiety, Money

The family members can work together to catch much the same goal or they might create an indigestive setting that eats the peace and happiness of the family. Regardless of appreciate between you plus your Soulmate, the distraction may reveal because of miscommunication or another thing. The usual marriage problems occur inside a family because of interference of other family. It does not imply they always interfere in your personal matter. They may do sometimes every time they think you are going on wrong approach. Whether they are executing it without any sound reason, it indicates they may be doing it purposely.


Relationship Problems Due To Family


It is any well-known thought that no any parent will accept at first time a fresh boyfriend or girlfriend of his / her respective daughter or perhaps son. Possibly, there will be a difference within the thinking of the parents. However, a lot of them will deny by using it. Unfortunately, on several occasions your household will put his or her views about your relationship and may break a marriage gradually. However, it’s not wrong to look at the children. It is his or her right and nature being protective to the little one, but sometimes that they show unwanted possessive character, which seems bad. This kind of relationship problems may be solved with communication within the hope of positive results.

Relationship problems can easily high their head because of money problems. The buck’s problem can ruin the head of your personalized or professional lifetime. While we count a personal issue such because marriage life, in which the difference between the incomes can establish a storm within the life. The money problems could cause of stress, stress, and depression including mental disorders. Money has perfectly created the heaven about the earth, whereas it does not take father of various relationship problems. A final solution of money problem is usually to solve your financial problems with mutual acceptance. If on the list of parties, has disposition of investment or generating a purchase, then try to do it together whereby both of you would have the information of income and expenses. It will lead both of you towards saving habit.

Depression and anxiety will be the roughest states of mind that directly affect the nature, behavior, and thoughts of the mind. They can be cause of marriage issues.

Some of common relationship complications, which are the reason why of several psychological disorders, are down the page:

1. If your companion is rude to your account, then you sense sad and continue being depressed. Sometimes your companion shows arrogant nature closer, which cannot endure. At such moment, the situation may well affect you with anxiety.

2. At the moment, while you will need mental support you will ever have partner, and she or he is unavailable, then it can make you sense disowned and brings towards anxiety or perhaps depression.

3. Timely lovemaking could be the influential factor inside a relationship. If you are unable to satisfy your partner because of workload in office, or you are not getting the correct response for lovemaking, the state of situation forces you to definitely be affected with anxiety.

4. When you often demand pertaining to spending quality time together with your partner, but one is ignoring it constantly, resultant you may fit in depression.

It just is not good to hide your emotions that what you feel about the relationship. Let him or her be familiar with your perceptions and views. Instead of this, if you are still stuck with marriage problems, then move ahead in the lifetime and remove unwanted miseries.

Understanding Events

How to Find the Best Photographer for Your Wedding Your wedding day, no matter how great is the time that you have spent for the preparation, will pass away in just a snap of the finger. Documenting all of the precious moments that happen in your wedding is one way of ensuring all memories will be remembered even when several years pass by. Events like father-daughter dance, walking down the isle, best man’s toast, and so on and so forth are just worth capturing. At this juncture, you need to employ the services of a professional photographer. A professional photographer always knows when and how to take wedding pictures. Hiring the services of a good wedding photographer is never easy and may even cost you several bucks of dollars. Perhaps, one of those things that you have to always remember is the idea that not all costly photographers perform the best. Do not merely look on the rate of the person, rather consider looking at his actual portfolio. Photographers who have been referred to you by family, friend or colleague is also worth checking out. It can help you a lot to communicate to the candidate photographer. Bring to knowledge of the person the type of photos that you want to be taken. Most photography service providers follow a standard when taking pictures such as bride and mother, groom with groomsmen and so on and so forth. If there is a unique picture that you wish to be taken, then inform the photographer right there and then.
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In connection with that, you also have to talk with the service provider if there are sets of pictures which you do not want to include in your own set. The moment he knows of what your preferences are, he can make advance preparations so that he can adhere to it during the actual date. Be sure to communicate with the photographer so when your special day comes, everything will go in a smooth and organized manner.
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Price can also be an important consideration when seeking for a wedding photographer. A cheap rate does not always mean a cheap service. In the same way, a high-priced service does not mean that the service is of top-quality. When checking out the price, you have to compare it with the quantity and quality of service provided.

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Motor Yacht Weddings- Arrive In Style For any couple, you will agree that the wedding is arguably the most important day for you. These weddings require that you are dedicated to the planning process. You therefore have to make sure that it turns out to be as beautiful and magical as you expected. The location you want for your wedding significantly influences the feel your wedding will have. This is the main reason as to why some couples decide to go for destination weddings. To make an unforgettable experience all through, hiring a motor yacht is a superb idea. As you plan your destination wedding, there are factors that if you keenly put into consideration that will ensure your wedding runs smoothly. One of the things to consider is the quality of service that yacht company offers. Ensure that the yacht you go for is keen to ensure and endeavors to give you the best waterfront wedding experience. Hence you need to find a motor yacht that offers you the chance to enjoy these features. You also need to consider your guests keenly as you choose your wedding guests. It is common to find couples stressed out trying to find a location that will be convenient for their guests as well as easy logistics. This is a good consideration to make; however, you are reminded that there is no room for regrets in weddings. Hence you are advised to do it in the location that you desire. You will there find that working with a small intimate group will be easier and more fun. A small group also means fewer logistics hence more manageable.
Understanding Events
Also, do a careful analysis of the location where the wedding is set to be at. You will need to know their laws pertaining to weddings, the weather, and availability of forex exchange. Due to the fact that some of the most beautiful destinations may be far away, you do not want any surprises. For example there are countries where if you want to get married you have to avail yourself to the registrar in person. You may be surprised to realize that there are countries that require a waiting period before you can be allowed to get married. Therefore, ensure you do your research.
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It is wise to personally inspect the yacht and to visit the venue before the wedding. Therefore as you decide on a yacht, use the internet to conduct research but ensure that you have physically inspected the boat beforehand. You should ensure that you have visited the wedding venue a few times as well.

Effective family relationships and functioning

“A family is who they say they are.” Wright and Leahey


Relationship problems in family is a serious stress among the members of that family. Relationship problems may exist in varying degrees between the husband and wife, parents and children or between the children. Family is the smallest representation of a community, nation and a culture. If the family is dysfunctional the end result will be a dysfunctional nation. When certain things are taken care of within a family these relationship problems can be avoided.

Stages of family development

The single young adult

This is a difficult stage because the young adults must decide what social standards from the family of origin will be preserved and what they will change for themselves to be incorporated in to a new family. Tasks of this stage include forming an identity separate from parents, establishing intimate peer relationships and advancing towards financial independence.

A new married couple

Marriage is a difficult transition because the each partner will have their own uniqueness and such a difference should be assembled together to form as a couple. The new couples must then renegotiate their relationships with their parents, siblings and peers. Tasks of this stage include establishing a new identity as a couple, realigning the relationships with members of the family and taking decisions about having children etc.

The family with young children

Adjustments in relationships should occur with the arrival of children. The entire family is affected and the realignment of relationship must occur. Tasks of this stage includes adjustments within the marital system to meet the responsibility associated with the parenthood while maintaining the integrity of the couple relationships, sharing the responsibility of child bearing equally and integrating the relationship with the other members of the family.

Family with adolescence

Both parents will be approaching the middle life while adolescence are undergoing biological, emotional and socio-cultural changes and all these factors demands the changes in family relationship patterns. Tasks of this stage includes redefining the level of dependence so that adolescence are provided with great autonomy while parents remain responsive towards the dependency needs of the adolescence. Problems related to middle age, work, couple relationships and aging parents also must be solved during this period.

The family launching grown children

This stage is characterised by intermittent entry and exit of family members. Children may leave home for further studies, work etc. while in-lows and children enter in to the family system. A great deal of relationship realignment is necessary at this time. Adult to adult relationship is important at this time and tasks associated with this stage include re-establishing the bond of the dynamic marital relationship, realigning the relationship to include the grandchildren and accepting the additional care taking responsibilities.

Family in later life

This stage begins with the retirement and last until the death of both spouses. Most adult in this stage still have a prominent part of the family system and many are able to offer support for their grown children. Tasks associated with this stage include accepting the physiologic changes associated the aging, changes in socio-economic status with the retirement, dealing with the death of the spouse and friends.

Major changes in family development


Divorce is a major change in the process of family development. Both the individuals must then go through the stages of grief and resolve effectively. Stages of family life cycle of divorce include deciding to divorce, planning the breakup of the system, separation and divorce. Tasks involve accepting one’s own part in the failure of marriage, working cooperatively on problems related to custody and visitation of the children and finances.

Divorce in a family with children is again a major issue in the development of the children. The custodial parent must then adjust to the functioning as a single leader as an ongoing family while working to build a new social network.


About three fourth of the people divorced will eventually remarry. Remarriage is also demands a major changes in family developmental process as well as in the individuals of the family.
The custodial parent has to find a spouse who can adjust with the children and the new spouse has to adjust with the new system and the children and the children has to accept the new step-mother and adjust with the new family system.

Elements of effective family functioning

1. Communication

Functional communication patterns are those in which verbal and non-verbal messages are clear, direct and honest. All family members should be encouraged to express honest feelings and opinions and all family members should have equal participation in decisions that affect the family system. Each member must be active listener to others in the family system

2. Self concept reinforcement

Functional families strive to reinforce and strengthen each members self concept, with the positive results being that family members feel loved and valued.

3. Family member’s expectations

Expectations of family members from others in the family must be realistic with an understanding of the abilities and limitations of others. Expectations must also be flexible, allowing interruptions and changes occur without conflicts. Each member must be valued individually and comparison with other member should be avoided.

4. Handling differences

It is unrealistic to think that every member of a family should share the same attitudes, values and believes. These factors are unique in every individual in a family. Family members should understand that it is acceptable to disagree and deal with differences in an open non attacking manner.

5. Family interaction patterns

Each family member should share a common interaction pattern in a family. The interaction pattern must be accepted as a rule in the family and the interaction patterns must be workable, constructive and with a view to help and support other members.

6. Family climate

Family climate represents the emotional atmosphere within a family. The climate of the family is composed of a blend of the feelings and experiences that are the result of family member’s verbal and non-verbal sharing and interacting. A positive family climate is founded on trust and is reflected on openness, appropriate humour and laughter, expression of caring and mutual respect.

Major factors causing dysfunctional families

1.Making assumptions: A family member assumes that others will understand what is in his/her mind and no need to talk to them about it. This lack of communication causes dysfunctional family. The family member also assume what the other person is thinking or feeling without clarifying it.

2.Belittling feelings: This involves ignoring the feelings of others when it is expressed. This discourages the other member to express feelings honestly.

3.Failing to listen: One does not listen to what the other individual is saying.

4.Communicating indirectly: For example, if a child want a toy from a shop and he is afraid to ask to his father. So he approaches his mother and she talk about this to her husband.

5.Double-bind communication: It conveys a ‘damned if I do and damned if I don’t do’ message.

6.Expressing denigrating remarks: It involves Negative criticism.

7.Withholding supportive messages

8.Taking over: The responsibility of one member is taken over by other and not allowing him to develop a sense of responsibility.

9.Ignoring individuality: One family member fails to accept that the other member is a unique individual that he has his own decisions and freedom.

10.Demanding proof of love.

11.Attacking: A difference in opinion can deteriorate into a direct personal attack manifested by blaming another person, bringing up the past and making destructive comparisons etc.


13.Surrendering: A person who is surrendering in the face of disagreement does so at the expense of denying his or her needs.

How to Cope With A Long Distance Relationship

A long distance relationship is a journey that you take with someone that you can’t imagine being without. While there may be millions of other potential loves in your local area, none compare to the one that is thousands of miles away. Be warned that a long distance relationship is not going to be easy. Anyone that has been brave enough to experience this emotional roller coaster will agree on one simple fact. These types of relationships are hard. There will be moments in which it feels like every bone in your body aches and longs for your significant other. Couples that are holding hands will make you yearn to feel his touch. You will feel this indescribable envy and sadness when happy couples walk by. If fate has thrown you into a long distance relationship, here are some helpful coping tips from someone who has been there.

How to Cope With a Long Distance Relationship

  1. Expectations. At the beginning of your long distance relationship, you must have a serious discussion on what you both expect. Rules and boundaries must be discussed. This will help to prevent misunderstandings and hurt feelings. For example, will you be allowed to date other people? Is the relationship over if you cheat or will you work through it? Is he as committed as you are? Will one of you relocate? How often should you visit each other? These are important questions that the couple must know the answers to if their relationship is to succeed.
  2. Stay loyal and devoted to the relationship. Temptation is always there even in the best of relationship. The cute guy at work who showers you with compliments and attention can easily spell trouble for your long distance relationship. Even if there isn’t a chance that your boyfriend will know that you cheated, you will know. The guilt of betrayal will corrode and eventually destroy your relationship. Be truthful with yourself. Can you really be faithful to someone that is not in your physical presence? If you can’t honestly commit to faithfulness, you will save the two of you a lot of heartache down the road. Do not even begin a long distance relationship if you know deep down that you can’t be faithful to one another.
  3. Appreciate each other. Don’t take your relationship for granted. It is hard to find true love in this world as evident by the millions of dating sites on the web. We are all looking for someone to share our hopes and dreams with. We need someone to travel beside us on our life’s path. Count yourself lucky if you find someone that helps you to be optimistic even when it feels as if the world is crumbling at your feet.
  4. Take time for each other. There are moments in life when our lives are so busy that it’s hard to find time to breathe but its crucial that you find a sliver of time for your relationship. A few minutes can go a long way in maintaining a successful relationship.
  5. Keep a journal. This will save your sanity when you miss your girlfriend. Write down moments that you have shared together and things that make you smile. Even though she may not be with you in the physical sense, this journal is a reminder of how special your relationship is. It will reinforce the reason why you are with her and why you are willing to sacrifice so much.
  6. Accept that you will fight. Couples that are in a long distance relationship may fight more often. Emotions tend to run very high when you are unable to be with the one you love. Words can easily be misunderstood. Each disagreement should be viewed as an obstacle that you will overcome and will bring you closer together. Always find ways to resolve the issue that caused the fight. Don’t let it eat away at your relationship. It is better to deal with it and get past it.
  7. Say I love you. If your relationship is at a stage where these three important words have been exchanged, don’t forget to say them often. Share your feelings with each other.

Signs of a Dysfunctional Relationship

Relationships can be hard and take work. But, they should not be that way all of the time. Love is not supposed to hurt. A healthy relationship includes feeling good when the other person is near and wanting to make the other person feel good. People in a healthy relationship nurture each other and bring out the best in each other. There are telltale signs a relationship is dysfunctional.

Love is not supposed to hurt.
Addictive and Obsessional BehaviorObsessive behavior in a relationship, such as repeatedly calling or focusing all your attention on the other person, is unhealthy. Feeling as if you cannot live without the other person is also not healthy. A person loses his self when he is behaving this way in a relationship. And, he will create what he fears the most; he will push the other person away.

A person can become addicted to the relationship.

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Constant UnhappinessLove is not supposed to hurt. Every day cannot be perfect, and everyone is not perfect. But, if a person is constantly unhappy, or unhappy more than she is happy in a relationship, it is dysfunctional. Relationships can be difficult, and there is no perfect relationship. But, people in a healthy relationship are happy in the relationship and enjoy being with the other person.

Constant unhappiness is a telltale sign of a dysfunctional relationship.

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Imbalance of PowerPeople are equal in a healthy relationship. If one person has more power in a relationship, the other person will lose himself and his self-esteem and his sense of self-worth will decline. It hurts when one person is more in love with the other and/or dependent on her. Two people can share the joy of a healthy relationship when they come together as two loving, independent people.

An imbalance of power is unhealthy.

How to Keep Intrigue & Mystery in Your Relationship

One of the main benefits of being in a committed, long-term relationship is developing a true sense of comfort together. In a strong relationship, the other person seems in many ways like your other half. However, if a couple gets too comfortable, at a certain point that could lead to a relationship that is more like that of a brother and sister. To avoid that possibility, learn how to maintain the romance through nurturing the mystery and intrigue in your relationship.


  1. Groom in privacy if you want to maintain your mystique and appeal to your partner. Keep the bathroom door completely shut when you do things such as shaving (whether of your face or your legs), waxing, plucking your eyebrows and applying deodorant. Let your grooming rituals stay a secret — and keep your partner wondering, as a result. If you can afford the luxury, keep a separate bathroom from your partner’s.
  2. Go out of your way to try to be as interesting a person as possible to keep your relationship feeling fresh and new. In a relationship, one of the goals is to continually grow in a positive way. Work on becoming a more interesting person for your significant other — and also for yourself. Educate yourself on topics of interest. Start a new hobby, whether you want to sew or collect rare rocks.
  3. Be romantic. It can be really easy to forget to appreciate the person you are with. Everyday living is stressful and it can be hard to find the time to go out of your way to be romantic and thoughtful. However, without romance, a relationship can quickly fall flat and lose all of its mystery and vitality. Keep your romantic connection alive by leaving your partner sweet love notes on his shoes so he sees them when he leaves for work in the mornings. Show your girlfriend that she means the world to you by surprising her with last-minute reservations to the most charming new restaurant downtown. Small, romantic gestures can go a long way in keeping a relationship intriguing and exciting.
  4. Have your own life. In order for a couple to have a bit of mystery, having separate social lives can be healthy and beneficial. A couple does not have to be together every hour of every day. Be a mystery to your partner by setting time to just be alone and also to socialize and meet with other people in your life, whether family members or close friends. If you are attached to your significant other all the time, it provides you with no time to even miss her. Keep the intrigue alive by occasionally going your own ways — and then coming back together later.

How to Find True Love in a Relationship

True love is not something you find every day. Some people will find only one other person with whom they experience true love. Others will find true love in several people during a lifetime. Many times it is not difficult to find the potential of love, it is difficult to figure out how to extract that love. Potential love mates are all over the globe. It is your job to recognize and harvest the love. Marriage should not be the ultimate goal. Although many people marry their true loves, it is not the final destination. True, unconditional love is the final destination. This guide will help you find true love in your relationship.


  1. Talk on the phone each night. The most important element of discovering true love is getting to know your potential mate. Talking on the phone at night is perfect because the only thing you can do while on the phone is talk. This is a time to share priceless life stories and aspirations. Typically, talking on the phone at night is best because people are most relaxed and have less distractions during the evening hours.
  2. Eat together often. Dating should be fun, but if you are trying to find true love, it should be more than fun. Eating meals together places you face to face with your significant other and encourages eye to eye contact. There is nothing more intimate than sharing a meal together. Going to movies is okay, just try to change things up a bit with an interactive date.
  3. Touch and hug while you spend time together. Public displays of affection don’t have to be embarrassing or inappropriate. A simple handhold , or hand on the arm works quite well. Human touch encourages bonding.
  4. Meet the parents of your significant other. If you want to take your relationship and potential love to the next level, you need to see where they came from. True love is only possible if you know exactly who you are falling in love with. Once you meet the individuals responsible for bringing up your boyfriend/girlfriend, you will know a great deal about who they are inside.
  5. Look through photo albums together. Talking is one of the easiest ways to make a love connection with another person. Looking through photo albums encourages conversation and storytelling. The best part is that you get a glimpse into a portion of their life you may not have seen.

How to Fix an Abusive Relationship
Abusive relationships are often difficult to fix due to underlying psychological issues in both partners. While the abuser may be coping with untreated mental illness, the abused partner may develop psychiatric problems of her own, including chronic anxiety and depression. If both partners are committed to fixing the relationship, with ongoing therapy and intervention services, it is possible to break the cycle of abuse.


  1. Ensure that all parties are safe from physical and emotional harm. Even if both partners want to fix the abusive relationship, it is important that neither person feels in danger. This may be mean seeking a restraining order or working with a domestic abuse shelter to find temporary housing while the abusive partner seeks mental health treatment.
  2. Work on individual problems before beginning to fix the relationship. Whether the problems are with mental illness, substance abuse or difficulties dealing with a past traumatic relationship, the abuser must confront his problems before he can begin to fix his relationship with his partner. Likewise, the partner who is being abused work with a psychologist to work on problems that may have arisen from her partner’s behavior. These issues may include problems with co-dependency, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder or alcoholism and drug abuse.
  3. Talk to a marriage or family counselor. After both partners feel as though they are feeling healthy individually, they should meet with a therapist as a couple to discuss their relationship dynamic and to come up with ideas that will help them avoid slipping back into patterns of abuse.
  4. Take time to communicate and understand what each partner needs from the relationship. When fixing an abusive relationship, is important for both partners to talk openly about what they expect from the relationship. It is equally crucial that both parties listen carefully to what the other person has to say.
  5. Continue to seek out professional services even when things are going well. Once a couple has been involved in an abusive situation, it is easy to fall back into those patters. Ongoing counseling, anger management classes and substance abuse treatment can help both partners monitor their own moods and address problems with the relationship before either party reverts to abusive or unproductive behaviors.

Marriage, Relationships, and Muslim Youth

Every Muslim community has its handful of out-of-control youth. But these days, even the decent kids from religious families are falling into Haram when it comes to pre-marital relationships. Yes, we’re talking about those youth in the community who have pretty much been born and raised in the Islamic center. The ones whose parents try their best to guide their children to the path of Islam, and once most of the fundamentals have been engraved into the minds of these youngsters, the only hassle for these parents is to try and keep their children on the flawless path of Islam. Now the question at hand is: why are such good Muslim youth faltering when it comes to pre-marital relationships?

For starters, half these kids truly believe that it is perfectly “Halal” to be involved with their cyber boyfriend or girlfriend because it’s not in “real life”. But when these cyber relationships grow and the emotional attachment is so great that from online chatting and emails it turns into incessant texting and four-hour-long late night phone conversations in which “I love you” is said every minute, we have a slight problem.

The more alarming problem is when Muslim youngsters take such relationships to the next level and go to the extent of “meeting” each other, whether this be around school, work, cafes, or even at community functions. Everybody knows that when a non-mahram boy and girl are left alone together (without going into too many traumatizing graphic details), Shaitan is always present and suggesting new and interesting ways of doing more Haram. This is the stage when the kids do realize that what they are doing is prohibited, but because they’ve been so involved for such a long period of time now, they simply “can’t let go”. This is usually the point at which the good kids admit that they’ve gone slightly off track from their faith but believe they are still better than “those other out-of-control youth”, as their pre-marital relationships is the only area of their faith in which they falter. And besides, a bit of Haram can’t hurt if the idea is to “marry the person I love”, right?

Sometimes the youth find themselves in this situation because the person they are involved with is usually the person who they intend to marry, and they originally started speaking to him/her as it was all just to “get to know them”. Of course, within the limits of Hijab, it is possible to get to know a person in a permissible way, but as we all know that’s not the case for the majority of kids in this situation, and while being involved for “marriage purposes” is the usual excuse, the fact of the matter is that it’s actually about having the satisfaction of being in a relationship, regardless of how remote the chances are of actually marrying the other person.

A closer analysis of this sad reality will depict that on one hand, we have the kids who legitimately feel the need for a partner, someone who can provide them with emotional support, solve their problems, and give them something to look forward to each day. On the other hand, we have youth who never felt the need for a partner but unexpectedly came across the opportunity to be a part of a relationship and were sucked in before they could think twice about it. Whatever the justification, one thing is for sure – it is becoming harder for the Muslim community to keep a hold of its decent youth, and it all has to do with the fact that they are finding it harder to resist the temptations that Haram relationships have to offer.

So what’s the solution? Sending our children to single-gender or Islamic schools? Have our children engaged to some distant relative as soon as they become of age? Being tougher on them by taking away their Internet access and mobile phones? Some parents try these strategies prior to any incidents occurring so that their children are not given any “opportunities” to get involved with such relationships. Other parents implement all (if not more of) these “solutions” all at once when the unfortunate crackdown occurs and the children are confronted by their parents and family about their “personal life”. In most cases, the success rate of all these solutions is nothing more than epic failure.

Let’s do justice to ourselves. Before coming up with a magnificent solution that will solve all our problems, we need to identify what the underlying issue at hand is. For most people, the desire to have a partner and “being with someone” usually sprouts when they are in their mid-late teens, and they are not to blame. It’s a natural instinct to feel this way, and anyone who attended those elementary school health classes knows that sexual activity and “relationships” with the opposite gender are encouraged from a very young and most probably an unhealthy age.

Simply put, there is a need for the parents to address the importance of marriage at an early age for our youth. The sad policies of “You’re not going to get married until you have enough money to buy a house”, “You need to complete your undergraduate, post-graduate and then get a job before you can marry”, and “It’s impossible for us to find you a good boy/girl!” are taking our communities towards unimaginable disaster. Islam has encouraged marriage as early as possible, and yet our youth are getting the idea that they will be in their late twenties or early thirties by the time they have their first partner. Of course, this seems slightly unfair, as most people in the West have their first partner early on in the teenage life, if not even sooner!

What needs to be promoted, and especially to the religious and active teens and youth in the community, is that marriage should not be delayed until either the boy or girl are entirely “settled”. Let’s face reality here, Muslim youth who have a pretty good understanding of their faith and the logic behind its Divine laws actually look forward to marriage, because as parents often tend to overlook these days, it is in fact a part of our religion, and it is encouraged at an early age for the sole purpose of allowing us to become better believers!

We all know that marriage “secures half of your faith”, but our Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) also said that when it comes to a young person who marries at the beginning of his/her youth, his/her devil moans and intensively regrets that s(he) has protected two-thirds of his/her faith from Satan! Sadly, parents are failing to realize the necessity and benefits of having today’s generation at least Nikkah-ed by the time they are in their late teens, early twenties. Each case is unique, however. So what’s essential is that our youth are given a realistic timeframe, and it is only fair for today’s young generation to know when they can expect to be permitted by their parents to enter a Halal and loving relationship.

Excessive fears of how early marriages will cope if our children haven’t completed their education, how our daughter will starve to death unless the boy she is marrying is a doctor, how our sons won’t get along with girls unless they look like supermodels, how the next generation will be completely “Westernized” if either boy or girl is unable to fluently speak in their native language are all completely bizarre and unrealistic expectations. All that is needed is a basic maturity level, and after that, parents, scholars, and community leaders have an obligation to encourage among our youth the kind of mental and emotional maturity they need in order to become successful husbands and wives.

It’s time for the Muslim community to wake up and realize that if we plan on our next generation being good Muslims, we must frankly and openly discuss the issue of marriage with our children. Times have changed, and it is extremely pressing for us to be considerate towards these emotional and physical needs of our youth, so that we may put a stop to all this Haram that we ourselves are causing them to resort to. As the Holy Prophet said, “Join your children in marriage, because thereby Allah renders their tempers good, adds to their sustenance, and increases their sense of honor.”

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Gift Ideas For Your Wedding Anniversaries The way you celebrate years of marriage and being together is not just about going to a nice restaurant for a fine dinner. Anniversaries must always be considered as a symbol, similar to the wedding in itself. Therefore, it makes perfect sense if you go with the flow of gift-giving tradition. While wedding ceremonies have significantly changed and evolved over the years, anniversary gifts also have improved primarily based contemporary trends. For this article, we will give you some tips on traditional and non-traditional means of celebrating with your spouse the gift of forever love. Fifth Anniversary Ideas
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You must have known by now that wood is the most common and traditional material symbol for fifth anniversaries. It is a symbol of strength and longevity in marriage. But you don’t really have to stick to tradition to spice up the celebrations. Another good option for you, especially if you don’t want it to be traditional, is silver jewelry as a gift. You can always find so many silver jewelry gift ideas today, whether in local gift shops or online. As for the traditional wood, you can do some bit of experimentation with wooden gifts like picture puzzles, woody fragrance, and even poker sets made out of wood.
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Gift Ideas For Your Tenth Anniversary After ten amazing years of being together, there’s really no better way to express your contentment and happiness than giving your spouse the gift of diamonds. Of course, the most popular choices are necklaces, brooches, and earrings. Well in fact, the options are really endless when it comes to diamonds. But if you intend to go for old tradition, know that aluminum and tin are the popular emblems for 10th year anniversaries. Well, there are quite a lot of distinctive ideas you can think of when it comes to making your own distinctive aluminum and tin wedding anniversary gifts. 25th Anniversary Gift Ideas Silver makes a comeback during your traditional 25th wedding anniversary gift ideas. Majority of couples who reach the 25th wedding anniversary will go for the traditional gift concepts. Hence, it makes sense if you show your spouse the gift of long years of marriage with silver material gifts like jewelry, picture frames, and maybe a new fancy wedding ring. Gift Ideas for the 50th Anniversary Reaching fifty years of marriage is a feat that only a select few has done. Along this line, it makes perfect sense if you celebrate this rare occasion with the most ideal gift ever. Tradition tells us that gold is the finest symbol for fifty successful years of marriage. And since only a few will reach fifty years of marriage, those who reach this milestone usually stick with tradition in terms of gift-giving. And so, be creative enough to come up with a gift that is highlighted by gold and equipped with some sentimental feel, commemorating all the fifty years of remarkable love and partnership in marriage.

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Relationship Advice: Where to Get the Best Advice When you wanted to enjoy a good relationship, then you should make your intentions right. This is for those people who have the heart to take risks and give. You have to exert effort to learn things as to how to build good relationship from those who are already enjoying it. You can get good advices from those couples who have been into tough situations but was able to make it through all of them. You can also find advices from people who have lots of experiences when it comes to relationships. It is also good to choose books giving relationship advices. However, it is always good to choose reliable people when asking for advices. You cannot expect that all people will have the same views as they may have different experiences. But, gathering advices is not just enough, you have to interpret and apply it in the right way depending on your situation. Teenagers can get an expert advice from guidance counselors and psychologists for relationship advices. These professionals know a lot of things when it comes to human relationships since they have studied about human behavior so they can be a good source of relationship advices.
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Annulment or divorce is a usual thing these days. This is usually the ending for couples who fail to establish a strong relationship. Pride can also be a reason for this. It is always important for you to understand that differences and disagreements are part of the relationship. So, when you are very proud you can never have the chance to find good advices. This is the reason why you should have the willingness to listen and apply the advices when you wanted to enjoy a better relationship with your partner.
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Another good place to get good advices is through surfing the web. There are several psychologists who are providing counsels online. Couples who have excellent relationship are the best sources of good advices. You can ask about how did they make it through all the problems. Having a good relationship does not mean that they were not able to come across problems, but that would mean that they were able to manage them. With their own personal experiences, you can learn a lot on how to deal with your own relationship. One great tip that will make a healthy relationship is knowing your partner’s likes and dislikes. Failing to know your partner will not lead to a healthy relationship with your partner. It is very important to know even the tiny details about your partner. You can expect to get good advices from the couples enjoying a good and strong relationship. Despite the fact that relationships are unique, commitment is the key factor for having a good relationship.

Signs of Falling Out of Love in a Relationship

Not all relationships last forever. Distance, death and betrayal can tear a relationship apart. But sometimes one or both partners just fall out of love with each other. If you’re not sure how you feel about your significant other any more–or you fear your loved one is falling out of love with you–look for the signs that affections are waning.


  • If the love is fading out of your relationship, you will notice that the contact between you and your significant other also begins to fade. Your phone conversations keep getting shorter and shorter and farther in between. The quantity and quality of text messages and emails to your partner diminish. And you even begin to spend less time together. You set up vague plans with your other half and the plans rarely come to fruition until you stop going out on dates all together. Even if you do see each other, the nights end early and no longer involve sleepovers.


  • When you’re in love, you think about your significant other constantly. When you’re not together, you daydream about him, you plan surprises for him and you get excited at the thought of seeing him later in the day. Your last date replays over and over in your mind, and it still brings a smile to your face. You might even reread his text messages or emails again and again. As you fall out of love, you stop this behavior. You might have plans with your partner that night, but he never crosses your mind throughout the day. Maybe you even forget that you do have a date with him.

The Future

  • You use to talk about the future with your significant other. You’d discuss the big things such as what type of wedding you’d have, how many children you wanted or the type of house you’d buy. You’d also plan vacations, buy tickets to concerts a couple months in advance or make arrangement to spend the holidays together. If you’re falling out of love, you’ll stop talking about the future and making future plans. This can be conscious or subconscious. Suddenly you only want to discuss where you’re going to eat dinner tonight or what movie you want to see Friday night.

The Opposite Sex

  • Men and women in relationshipx still notice attractive members of the opposite sex even if they’re in a happy, loving relationship. But when you’re falling out of love, you begin to take more notice of these attractive people. You may even begin to daydream or fantasize about them–what would it be like to go on a date with someone else, sleep with someone else or be in a relationship with someone else. This doesn’t mean you want to cheat or that you will cheat, just that your mind and heart have already left your current relationship and you’re looking for a new partner.

Ways to Know Whether You’re in Real love

If you’re inside a newer relationship, you can be assured that you have pondered whether it is definitely the genuine thing. Even though a portion folks say that it really is difficult in order to fall madly in love straight away, it’s really something that takes place frequently. Among the signs I love a guy is she’s calling them on a regular basis. When they are and not on the phone, they’re looking through sms messages which happen to have recently been posted.

Another one in the signs I love a man is that if she isn’t discussing the boy, he is undoubtedly in her mind. It appears as if relatives and buddies are getting tired of hearing his full name. This is certainly a signal of love of his life. One way that you could have the ability to notify that you will be in love is if you happen to be usually along with the man whenever you are not at work. There exists a pretty good possibility you will likely have difficulty spending some time not having your man.

Keep in mind, even though you might be demonstrating many of the most common signs I’m in love with a man, it doesn’t mean that it’s time for it to hop right into a serious relationship. You ought not risk discourage him allowing the man realize that you have true love. Instead, carry out what you can in order to win his particular love to ensure that he’ll almost certainly see the in an identical way. Never smother him. Provide him some spare time. Should you choose that, there exists a pretty good possibility which he are going to long for a person.

Another of the signs I’m in love with him is the fact you’re planning a longer term partnership using this man. Though it could be interesting to speak about these types of things, do not do it as of this time. You won’t want to discourage him. Instead, you should be your true self and then he can either choose that the guy would like to be with one or he can move on. In any event, you won’t want to fool your man directly into slipping crazy about someone that you are not. If you’re pondering whether or not this is actually perfect true love, go ahead and click here. You’ve got easy methods to carry on using this partnership.

Dishonesty in Relationships

Dishonesty in relationships exists when one party withholds or alters facts about themselves or a situation and presents it as truth. Dishonesty hinders intimacy between the parties and, in essence, eliminates the validity of the relationship. Being dishonest may seem beneficial initially, but when the truth is revealed having to rebuild broken trust is sometimes an insurmountable task.

Why Lie?

  • Determine why it’s necessary to lie. If you’re in a relationship — dating, familial or friendship — and you feel being dishonest is the best course of action, you need to consider the fact that something is wrong with the foundation. When someone discovers they’ve been lied to about one thing, they often begin to question what other aspects of the relationship may have been fabricated. Broken trust requires an amazing amount of hard work to repair.

Lying is Hurtful

  • Consider the other person’s feelings. Lying is hurtful, and if you respect the other party and value the relationship, you won’t want to cause the person any harm. Withholding or altering the facts is ultimately stating through your actions that the other person isn’t capable of receiving or accepting the truth about who you are. When contemplating dishonesty, take a moment to decide if you’re OK with being lied to if the shoe was on the other foot.

Be Responsible

  • Take responsibility for your actions and emotions. If you’re habitually dishonest in relationships, others aren’t engaging or building intimacy with the real you. Consistent behavior over time shows your character, and if you’re habitually dishonest in relationships, your character is that of a deceiver. Part of being in a mature relationship is being able to own up to who you are as a person and having the courage to face acceptance and, in some cases, rejection.

When Honesty is Difficult

  • Honesty doesn’t come naturally for everyone. If being completely honest with someone is difficult for you, you may want to consider remaining single until you’re comfortable enough to present yourself as you are. Where familial and platonic relationships are concerned, and it’s not possible to refrain from involvement, commit to operating honestly in baby steps until it becomes a habit. Counseling is also an option if you believe dishonesty is a lifestyle problem.

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Why You Need an Online Dating Coach So many individuals are now actually into the position or decision of entering the online dating industry. There were actually studies made before where it was estimated to reach half of the total population of single adults to be using the online dating sites in the next 5 years. There are so many people who are into the use of online dating services today, because they wanted aid to help them find their ideal and suitable soul mate through the aid of an online dating coach. Online dating site purposes are actually meant to help you to have your profile compiled properly, where the online dating coach will be the one to aid you in getting and building relationships that is going to start within the agency. These professionals responsibility will be in aiding clients in order to market themselves in the site. You need to be aware that there are actually various things which these professionals do so that they are able to help you in marketing yourself towards other members of the online dating site. Professionals that work in this industry actually do procedures where they assess they clients through interview procedures where they put in all together the values, feelings and thoughts of their clients and do compilation for it in order for other members to see it.
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These coaches will do procedures where they see the feelings and the thoughts that affects their match and will help in giving guidance and also feedbacks to help improve success in the future. There are certainly a lot of changes which takes place in an online dating site annually, which is why getting the services from these professionals will be the best thing to do.
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These professionals actually works through the use of phones and they do the coaching sessions either weekly or twice a week, which is often based upon your preference or convenience. Another thing with regards to the assessment that they do for their clients is that they do this in order to gain information about the personal life of their clients. The phone conversations that are made by these professionals is also simple because they actually ask about your previous dates and also listen to the flirting process that you have made with strangers. Before you actually decide in hiring just any dating coach, you should first consider the importance of having to determine their working background, as well as with their academic credentials. This procedure will in fact help you to gain assurance that the professional you hire is right and best for you. You should also see to it that the professional you hire is willing enough to help you with your search for a suitable relationship. Doing this process actually serves as your protection for your investment and also helping you to steer clear from encountering issues.

What Makes the Best Relationships Make it through

Just about everyone, it would seem, has relationship advice to present. Pick-up a publication in the food store and odds are, dating advice is your topic regarding one regarding the cover testimonies. Each lady recognizes at least one website offering love advice to ladies having difficulties inside of a present relationship. Deep down, it appears that men and women want the same elements: love, endorsement, stability, and a romantic relationship that persists. However too many that might seem to get started nicely conclude poorly. Exactly what is the hidden secret for a partnership of which manages not in order to survive, but as well to maintain and develop both individuals inside consistently? This can be the kind of relationship advice of which people truly desire.

Wise folks get into associations using the understanding that they’re not simple on a regular basis. Naturally, neither is anything else which is worthwhile, such as creating a home, thriving in the career, or perhaps rearing a child. Achievements of value will almost always be really worth the investment involving time and also work that they need just to be done nicely and become successful. Relationships that really work
determination plus self-sacrifice. Associations usually are not a 50/50 effort, but instead a 60/60. Every single individual needs to do a lot more than his or her share in order to cover his or her partner’s downfalls. Which is just what folks do, in associations that work well.

People seeking dating advice, if they’re privileged, function as a identical individuals who look for love advice. Perhaps that is really because exactly what they are eventually searching for is always that partnership in which makes it plus will go the distance, with almost all odds. Even so, there is certainly a lot more than tactical on the line. Several many relationships make it, however the finest ones blossom. This particular, of course, will be the simply kind or perhaps romance any individual ever desires to own, and it is that kind which many people aspire to attain. Which makes folks ponder: exactly what are the secrets to these long-lasting, long lasting romantic relationships that last, certainly not through force of habit, or possibly discussed benefit, nevertheless for the reason that individuals really love one another?

To live, a couple needs to have discussed values. They must discuss exactly the same objectives, similar morals as well as closely linked morals. Second, it’s important for folks the connection to acknowledge that now there is going to be times of difficulty and also strife. If the desire is present on both sides of the romantic relationship to be a success, maybe the key magic formula to making the relationship operate is related to how every person approaches the particular issues they will experience. Whenever those involved with the partnership place themselves regarding either side of the dilemma, the issue can increase. Having said that, in the event the partners within the romantic relationship opt to get on precisely the same side of the difficulty, next the two are usually aligned correctly, and also the likelihood of issues separating them tend to be tiny indeed.

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How to Give Compliments to a Woman If you want a girl to feel good about herself, giving compliments is one of the finest ways. Not every girl has self-confidence and self-esteem, so it is important to give women flattering words. There is a right way of complimenting girls. When it comes to complimenting girls, some boys tend to fail. Why? Some boys have believed that they would get rejected if they give compliments to girls. They would rather play games and act as if they are not interested, which is a bad idea. Giving a compliment to a girl might have weakened your position. If you try offering compliment to a girl, you will understand how it gives you masculinity for her to see.
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Do not expect in return for complimenting.
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If you have self-confidence and you decide to offer a girl a compliment, do not expect anything to go back to you, such as attention, time and even sex. If you offered compliments to a girl more often without having benefits from it, you must be powerful. Just Be yourself. Being true is being your self. Women can tell if the compliment is fake or sincere. Limit your compliments to girls to avoid the impression of being dishonest. It is a big turn on if somebody likes you. It is a large turn on for girls that they feel liked and wanted. If you are sincere to your compliment to a girl, it makes her being attracted to you. Do not forget that girls want to hear how pretty and attractive they have become. It would become impossible for you to fail in this. Give Favourable Comments. Best compliments are not ingenious. If you are not used to giving compliments, you just give compliment in a straight forward way. You can tell her how pretty she is looking today. You can also tell her how attractive she is to you and how it affects your feelings. Ensuring appreciated compliments Do not go overboard in every compliment you offer. Like, you can give compliments not more than one or two compliments whenever you meet her. Do not give compliments so fast because it is supposed to be earned. Never give compliments about how big their chest and buttocks are. Girls enjoy compliment, that is why, you will never be wrong when complimenting a girl in a right way. Giving compliment would help the girl to boost her self-confidence. You should make complimenting girls a habit, so will not be having a hard time being liked by women. For you to become successful at this, it is important that you remember and keep in mind the things that you should do and you should not do when trying to compliment a girl.

Relationships Problems Due To Family Interference

Families and relationships can either work out to be a dream come true or they can have an adverse effect on a relationship. No matter how much a couple can love each other, friction can always be caused by families getting involved. This is not to say the interference is meant in a bad way, but nonetheless sometimes parents simply cannot let a day pass without calling on you for one reason or another. It is of course not unknown for a family to not fully accept a new boyfriend or girlfriend onto the scene. Maybe there is a difference of opinion or one of you simply doesn’t click? Unfortunately, on occasions, relationships can be torn apart due to families getting involved and/or constantly expressing their views.

Of course, it is not wrong for a mother or father to want the best for their offspring, and it is natural to have a protective character, but sometimes they can appear a little overwhelming by applying unwanted and unneeded pressure. Although they might have your best interest as their priority, in the end they can afflict more damage than they offer in the way of help.

Consider some of these points if your relationship is suffering or has suffered family interference. Maybe you have separated because of your family and want to get your ex back again? Read on for further information.

1. It is important you try and secure some free and private time with your ex. Make your ex understand that although your family is important (and of course theirs are too), they should not be allowed to influence the both of you. Make an apology on behalf of your family and let your ex know you will be speaking to them regarding this issue. In turn, if it is your ex’s family that seems to have caused unwanted friction, suggest the same strategy be carried out for them aswell.

2. Allow your family to hear your feelings on the issue. Making them understand that their actions have been upsetting for you, and have caused your relationship to face difficulties may encourage them to take a back seat. Be firm but polite and kindly let them know that their interference is unfair and you will not endure it any longer.

3. Once you have spoken to your ex and your family in turn, allow your ex to know you heave dealt with the situation. Knowing you have taken it upon yourself to try and diffuse the problem will give them the peace of mind that you care about what has happened, and you can start on the road to making amends. If you want to win back your ex then they need to know that they are your precedence.

4. Make sure, that although you will deal with the issue on your side, they also need to deal with any problems from their family too (if any). Once you have both handled these areas, it will be time to come together and iron out the creases in your relationship. Maybe talk about how to avoid these outside interferences together in the future.

Getting your ex back after family have been involved of course varies on many different factors. All individuals are different and some families can be easier to deal with more than others. But if you both really love each other and want to share your futures, then there is no reason why you cannot come together and approach the families as a team.

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Attracting Girls – Things to Keep in Mind It is not really that complicated to get a girl to like you. It is, actually, quite simple if you do things right. The key here is to know the different “Dos and Don’ts”. It is sad that some guys are still making the same mistakes time and time again. If you are struggling or if you want to do things right on your first try, the following tips and pointers should be of some help. First and foremost, look the part. You don’t have to be drop-dead handsome to attract a girl. Just make sure that you look neat and decent. It might be true that appearances are not the only things that matter but this doesn’t mean that you can just disregard your looks. After all, you can’t have love at first sight with your attitude. Humor is also a very important quality to have. Girls are often attracted to guys that can make them laugh. You might want to avoid making forced jokes though. More often than not, the timing of the joke’s delivery is what matters.
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Next, focus more on the flow of your conversations. Your priority is to listen more and to talk less. Avoid talking too much about yourself despite how tempting it can be. Doing this will make them feel as if you are not really interested in hearing what they have to say. It wouldn’t be that wise to tell her each and every thing about yourself in the first 10 minutes. This is something that you must never do if you are trying to make a girl like you.
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It also won’t help if you make her feel as if you are overly attached to her. If you want here to notice you, flooding her with messages won’t be a good idea. Instead of giving her the impression that you care for her, you will only make yourself look like one of her annoying suitors. You surely wouldn’t want to be considered as one of her creepy suitors. Keep in mind that it is very important for you to show her that you are not like all the other guys out there. Last but definitely not the least, avoid rushing into letting her know that you are attracted to her. It will take time before you can reap what you have sown. If you don’t play your cards right, all your efforts would be in vain. Taking things slow is okay as long as you make sure that she won’t end up liking other guys. You will only be giving her the impression that you have other intentions if you rush her too much. It may not be that easy to make a girl like you but by keeping these things in mind, you will have a better chance of successfully pulling it off.

How to Start a Long-Distance Relationship
Is distance the only thing that’s stopping you from having a meaningful relationship with the girl or guy of your dreams? Starting a long distance relationship in the proper way can help remove the stigmas associated with the endeavor. It’s time to stop making excuses and attempt to have the relationship you deserve.


  1. Make sure a long distance relationship is something you’re ready to try. While all relationships require serious time and commitment, long distance relationships require more effort and planning to be successful. Simple plans like a Friday night date become complex plans when heavy gas mileage or plane tickets are involved. Your significant other may not be able to attend many special events with you or even be present for your birthday. Take these factors into consideration before diving into this complex commitment.
  2. Tell your love interest about your desire to start a long distance relationship. Pick a mutually comfortable time to discuss your romantic ideal. Remember that there is a real difference between casual conversations and committing yourself to someone who lives miles away from you. Give your love interest time to process and evaluate your request. Avoid rushing him into a decision. This conversation may need to take place over several sessions in order to be properly conveyed and interpreted.
  3. Discuss the pitfalls of long distance relationships with your love interest. There’s no need to pretend that long distance relationships are easy to maintain. This is the time to get a feel for each other’s views on the subject as well as discuss any prior experience that may benefit your endeavor. Be honest about any fears or insecurities relating to the amount of physical distance in the relationship.
  4. Establish the terms of your relationship. Take the time to discuss your expectations regarding the level of relationship you’d like to commit to. Define what cheating means in the context of your long distance relationship. It is important to know whether attending a movie or special event with an opposite sex friend will cause a rift in the relationship. This is the time to define what your relationship will be made of so don’t rush the process or attempt to make the relationship into more than what either of you means for it to be.
  5. Make the commitment to contact each other on a regular basis. Since you won’t be able to see each other in person most of the time, both of you must make a determined effort to keep your relationship up to date and honest. Consider setting aside special days or times to contact each other. Use all available contact methods including phone, internet, and snail mail to vary your interactions.

Relationship Management Skills

Relationship management skills are used by people to inspire, influence and develop other people. These skills are important for children, adults and professionals. Relationship management skills focus on the power of influence in relations with others. All relationships have positive or negative influence. These skills focus on building positive relationships through managing reactions in all circumstances. Daniel Goeman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” describes six vital skills needed for relationship management.


  • Inspiration is a skill needed for relationship management. This skill focuses on using other people’s wisdom in situations, as well as the ability to connect with people emotionally. When a person has a vision, this quality relies on understanding the entire purpose of the mission. This skill also includes involving others in the vision and listening to their opinions and thoughts.


  • The skill of influence is vital in relationship management. This skill is learned and acquired by listening to other people, making others feel important and making them feel like their opinions are valuable. This strategy allows people to influence others by making the person speaking feel significant.


  • Another important skill for relationship management is developing others. Developing others focuses on acknowledging people’s accomplishments and strong points, then offering feedback to them. This skill is important because it helps the growth of businesses. Employees who feel valuable and appreciated are likely to accomplish more.

Initiating Change

  • Initiating change is a skill that is used for recognizing change is needed. This skill challenges the status quo and makes compelling, logical arguments when change is needed. Change is vital in growing businesses; businesses must be willing to accept change and proceed with it. People with good relationship management skills look for ways to overcome the barriers that stop change.

Managing Conflict

  • Relationship management skills include the ability to manage conflict in a constructive way. People with this skill are able to accept different perspectives, and they demonstrate self-control and respect for everyone. People with this skill are able to deal with difficult people and situations and look for solutions that everyone can accept.


  • People with effective relationship management skills emphasize the importance of teamwork. Teams that work well together result in higher performance and productivity levels. Encouraging teamwork includes building and promoting strong teams that communicate and work well together. It also includes encouraging participation from all members and rewarding teams for good work.

How to handle emotions in romance?

Love is the most beautiful feeling that god has gifted to mankind. Those people who get someone whom they love and also get the reciprocation of love are the luckiest people. Life becomes beautiful in the companionship of such a loving partner. But the path of love is not always smooth and romantic.

A romantic relationship has its share of challenges that one has to go through. Since this directly concerns with the emotions and deep personal feelings, it is important that the person manages his emotions well and doesn’t lost the perspective of things in the flow of emotions. Someone loves you for support, care and strength , so you need to be emotionally stable and capable of providing support to the person for a strong relationship.

The very beginning of gaining mastery over your emotions is to admit to yourself that you have got a problem. You must ask yourself questions relating to how you would behave if your girlfriend leaves you at the present stage of life? How would you react if you find her to be cheating on you? Not being negative, but these are the actual scenarios that one may face in a relationship, and then his capability to overcome these challenges will be tested. It is better to be prepared beforehand. You should have the mentality that among the whole world and one girl, the world is important to you. You have other relationships to nurture and take care of. And you have many lovely potential partners too to look around!

In a relationship there are many situations and one such situation is that when your partner tests your reaction by throwing some tantrums, seeking to know how you will handle them. You should be prepared for such situations. Carefully try to recollect what are the things that made you feel low or discouraged in your relationship in the last one month or so.

Try to answer yourself what was the probable shortcoming in you that lead to that negative feeling creep up in you. Once you identify that, find out the ways to get your of such a negative emotions. If in the past, you have got dumped by your girlfriend(s) and you have ended up being on your knees or begging them to come back to your life, then the word of caution is , don’t do it again. Make sure that as your partner has done, you also move on with some hotter person who can calm and soothe your feelings.

Believe in yourself, you yourself are the comprehensive person that you always wanted to be You are not diffident or insecure as you presume to be , and you do not need to be someone else to attract the opposite sex for a potential love relationship. You need to throw away all the fears and self consciousness that you have harbored in yourself.

You have to believe that you are perfect and do not require any development to be a alpha human being. Developing such kind of confidence will help you abundantly in dealing with your present relationship. The belief in yourself will make you glow and your partner will be more attracted to you than ever.

Focus on yourself; you are the important person among the two of you in the relationship. Do not beg her to come back to the relationship, if you have compromised with your feelings once, remember you will keep on repeating that. Instead focus on how to improve yourself with the test of a relationship.

Secretes of a Happy Relationship

Relationships like marriage, romance, live together or any of similar kinds can be sustained with a happy note if some of the secret rules are followed. Relationship is completely subjective and no clear cut rules can be executed on it, yet following certain guidelines may help proceeding happily in a relationship.

Many of these, so called, rules are based on the life experience of many happy couple and also the observation of people. When two people get into relationships, many of them wish for lasting relationships. But pathetically, a good number of them go apart after a while, in search of new partners. Let us see the secrets that constitute long lasting relationships or ever remaining relationships.

Breakup and Divorce are not the Solution

When asked about the best possible way of resolving the issues in relationships or marriage, many people may comment that breakup or a divorce is the best possible method of putting an end to all the troubles in a relationships. It is the biggest mistake people commit.

The reason for increased divorce rate is analyzed as the mentality of people who even before getting into a relationship think divorce as means of solving possible issues in it. Divorce is never an option but it’s the utmost decision to be taken in life only at an inevitable situation. Do not even think about a breakup or marriage whenever you confront with minor issues in relationships. Issues are just byproducts of the happiness experienced in the relationships.

No Perfect Relationships, but Perfect Situations

No one can be considered in a perfect relationship, how happy the couple is, as happiness in a relationship is just the happiness of the situations created by the partners. No relationship, as a whole, is destined to be jovial and satisfying. There can be moments of happiness and moments of struggles.

The couple who learns the secrets of balancing both happiness and struggles wins the life and enjoys the best possible relationship and life. When in tension or issues, many people may think that they are fated to fall in to wrong relationship, and at the same time ignore the possible chances of making each moments in life happy by understanding the partner a bit more and adjusting a bit more.

Never be Afraid or Make Him/Her Afraid

Another secret of happy relationship lies in being open and frank with the partner. Do not feel afraid to express you mind to the partner and never ever make him/her afraid of you to tell out the mind. When people communicate each other many of the issues can be melted down. An issue, how ignorable it is, when kept in mind for several days, can take forms of anger, frustration, dislike etc., and get expressed in the most undesirable manners. Let the communication between the partners be a frequent element and no one should hold the words when he/she really wants to talk.

Love Defined is Respect and Care

You can just tell that you love your partner but can never express the love as it is. There is no emotion like love, but it comes as a package which includes, respect, care, share, dedication, forgiveness etc., express the emotions whenever possible to make the other person feel the intensity of your love. Do not be a miser in loving the partner and let your love be unconditional. It is rightly said that love is defined as respect and care. When the partner feels that you do not care for him/her or do not give him/her the due respect, the person may think of an alternative to you.

Always Support Each Other

Never ever leave your partner unsupported. Whatever be the opinions and ideas, know that you are the only one he/she can lean for support. When both of you are alone, you can argue among yourself on points you disagree with the other one, but in public both of you have only one mind. Holding the hands, especially when he/she is sad or broken, is helpful to convey you care for the person. Once you have decided to live together, then no questions of separation may arise, even in the opinions.

What Has Changed Recently With Presents?

How to Choose Christmas Gifts for Your Girlfriend It is December now and you know what that means. You need to do your Christmas shopping. Christmas time is the top shopping season of the year. Most people only shop for their closest friends and family. But many of you may also have a significant other to shop for. However, finding the right present for your wife or girlfriend can be difficult. So let’s take some time to discuss romantic gift giving. First let me go over why you need to take your time finding the right gift for your special someone. Of course, you could just buy any present and he or she will probably be happy. But I recommend fully using this opportunity to get something special. By giving a special gift, you will get on that person’s good side. This can mean take your relationship to the next level. It will also be a great way to share the moment and have keepsakes and memories that will last forever. It is important that you know this person’s interests. For example, if that person does not like animals, then getting them a pet is a bad idea. So get to know the person first and find out what they are interested in and what they would like. If you want help, you can ask that person’s friends if they have any ideas for presents. If all else fails, you could always go the traditional route. Clothing and electronics are always useful and welcome gifts. Gift cards for their favorite places to shop and eat are useful presents as well.
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But in most cases, you will benefit yourself by finding him or her something a little more personal. If you are in a new relationship, or have been in one for a long time, the gifts above are fine. But to take your relationship to the next level, you should get something more personal. For many women, jewelry is a necessity. A new necklace or earrings really does say, “I love you.” And if you are thinking of proposing, what better time than during the holidays? Of course, if you are in a stable relationship, lingerie and other items are popular romantic gift ideas as well.
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So hopefully you have some ideas of gifts now. Just make sure to focus on getting something that person will actually love and use. If you still can’t think of a single idea, it is worth it to ask family and friends for some help brainstorming. If all else fails, then I recommend shopping online. During December you can find gift guides on almost every shopping website. They typically list all the most popular items for men and women of different age groups. This is a great way to narrow down your ideas and find something that person will probably like.