What’s Up Man…………?

Posted on February 17, 2014

It seems like everyday that you wake up, there is a whole new set of current events these days. The media is everywhere, searching for the next story, and this fast-paced society angles in the same direction. Sports games are played, political meetings are handled, movie stars give interviews and local populations endure severe weather. It seems as though this is a never-ending story, as it is for sure. So what is currently the news trending in today’s world?

The Olympics

Sochi Olympics 2014The start of the Olympics in Sochi has been a huge current events topic as of late. The Russians and Putin are glad to be hosting the 22nd annual Winter Olympic Games, and they are welcoming all countries. However, there was a scare before the games even got started. Bomb threats prompted evacuations and terrorist alerts. Now that the games are underway, everything is much more calm. There have been some upsets and some great stories for sure. Norway was supposed to win the cross country skiing relay today, but they fell back in 5th place. The Swedish team ended up taking home the gold.

Michael Dunn Trial

Everyone remembers the death of Trayvon Martin the ensuing criminal case, and now there is a case similar to it that is making the news. Only in this case, it appeared that Michael Dunn was going to be found guilty. Indeed he was today, on four counts, but they did not convict him of murder. The trial is being nicknamed the “Loud Music Trial.”

When searching for the most popular news story these days, it’s actually kind of easy to find them online. Whether you visit the site for a major news network or get your news from a random blog, it’s everywhere! In fact, when searching for something, do you notice the articles you’re clicking on in the search results have times right under them like “8 minutes ago?” News is fast, that is for sure.

Just recently there was a popular drinking game that went viral online, and four people ended up dying. This game is a “drink and dare” game, so you can imagine the risk with a name like that. What about Betty White? She’s always in the news at 92 years old, but recently she has made her way to the wrestling shows! That’s right, as a guest star!

How about the Americans playing the Russians in hockey in a preliminary game for the first time in 32 years! Everyone remembers the last time these teams played each other. It was the 1980 game concerning believing in miracles where the US pulled off the victory. Well, to the dismay of the host Russians, the US pulled off the victory today as well.

There is a Mars research station in Utah that researchers spent some time living on for a few weeks. Scientists try to get closer and closer to astronauts spending more and more time on Mars, and it has definitely become a focal point of the solar system.

newsJay Leno has in recent weeks stepped down from the Tonight Show after 22 years. Jimmy Fallon will be his replacement, and he takes over in just a few days. There was a slight break in between hosts and the introduction of the Olympics. This is supposed to be a smooth transition for Fallon, and he is the 2nd host to try and take over for Leno. Conan was the first one, and everyone knows that didn’t last too long. Will Jay be back or is Jimmy the man?

How about that polar vortex? Winter weather advisories are sweeping the nation, and the winter weather is even responsible for several deaths. The South has been hit like never before. Atlanta got hit twice, and it’s good they were more prepared the 2nd time. The first time they let schools and workers out all at once, creating a traffic jam and a very serious situations, costing lives.

As you can see there are quite a few popular news subjects trending. It’s interesting to note how some topics trend longer than others. Surely tomorrow there will be something else added to the top news subjects of the day.

Back to the Olympics! What about the woman whose topless photos are surfacing? Sochi has definitely seen its fair share of dramatic happenings, and the Olympic events themselves have definitely not been disappointing.

Speaking of events that are still talked about over time. The Oscars are coming up, and what about that Super Bowl that happened almost a month ago? That was one of the biggest rompings in Super Bowl history. Will Peyton Manning retire, or is there going to be another season in the books for him? I guess you’ll have to keep checking out the latest news.

What Every Fan Should Know About Stock Car Racing

Posted on July 16, 2014

stick car photoMy favorite pastime – I love Cars!!

Stock car racing is popular in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina.  The races are typically run on oval tracks which measure from a quarter mile to just over two and a half miles (.4 to 4.3 kilometers).

The world’s largest governing body for stock car racing is NASCAR.  Most racing fans consider NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series to be the premier stock car racing series.  These top level races are 200 to 600 miles long (322 to 966 kilometer).

Top class average speeds can reach in excess of 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour) on fast stock car tracks such as Talladega Superspeedway or Daytona International Speedway.  These type of tracks are known as restrictor plate tracks because of the restrictor plate that is used to limit the top speeds on these tracks to approximately 192 miles per hour (309 kilometers per hour).

The Cars

Stock cars were originally vehicles that were not modified from their original factory condition.  More recently the term came to mean any automobile used in racing that was production-based.  The term stock car differentiates this type of car from a race car which is a custom-built, specialized car that is designed only for racing purposes.

Over the years, how much stock cars actually adhere to standard model specifications has changed.  It also varies from country to country.  While many stock cars may resemble American family cars, they are in fact, racing machines built for that purpose alone.

Stock cars are built according to specific criteria and guidelines.  They must conform to certain regulations which lay out how the cars are designed.  These regulations ensure the suspension, chassis, engine, etc. for each vehicle are built the same for each vehicle.  All of these guidelines and rules ensure that stock cars are much the same technologically as regular cars.

Classes

Stock cars are classified into several classes, based on their performance ratings and modifications.  Each class has slightly different rules, but each car should still look like their production model with nearly the same specifications under the hood.

Street Stock

The Street Stock class contains the cars traditionally thought of as the true stock cars.  Cars in this class can be purchased by the general public because they have limited, if any modifications.  Other names for this class are Pure Stock, Street Stock, U-Car, and Showroom Stock.

Super Stock

Similar to Street Stock, Super Stock allows more modifications to the stock car engines.  This increases the power output up to a range of between 500 and 50 horsepower.  These stock cars also have wider tires, with a tire width limited to eight inches.

Late Model

The highest class of stock car racing on the local circuit is Late Model.  The rules for constructing a Late Model stock car vary between regions and even from race track to race track.  On paved tracks the most common variations include Late Model Stock Car, Super Late Model Stock Car, and Limited Late Model Stock Car.

The Late Model stock car can be a heavily modified street vehicle or a custom built machine.  The individual bodies that sanction the classes keep their own Late Model rule books.  Individual race tracks also keep their own rule books.  This means that a Late Model stock car may be legal at one track or in one series, but may not be legal in another without modification.

Stock car racing is one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the United States.  With this type of popularity, stock cars are sure to remain popular for a long time to come.

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My Neighbour Recommends Tamil Jothidam

Posted on June 23, 2014

A good friend of ours from down the street hails from Sri Lanka. She has introduced us to many things from that part of the world and opened out hitherto closed eyes in the process.  She has recently been making the case for the use of Vedic tamil Astrology for baby naming.  Popular Tamil Jothidam as she calls it is very popular in Sri Lanka…but what is it?

The word “Tamil Jothidam” has a direct translation that is “Tamil birth chart” from the language Tamil.  Tamil is a language spoken from the people of South India, Sri Lanka, and Singapore. Some other areas where this language is spoken now are also in the Philippines, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

It is interesting to know that the language Tamil is one of the oldest surviving languages of the world and has existed over 2000 years.  It is dates back to 300 BC from written literature.  They also say it has a recognizable classical past.

The Jathagam Birth Chart will detail out the nine planets navagrahas, rasi, bhava, Nakshatram, and laganam and predict the person’s life journey from where they align at what time and date someone is born.  It is similar to other birth charts that with the alignment of the planets but in the language Tamil.

There are other charts out there similar to these in English.  There are some where you even put in the geographical location to where the person being read was born.  You also input the birth date and time.

It is very similar to a horoscope that one would read out of newspaper, but read with the paths of the planets, and predicted futures are based on the signs of these areas in which these planets land.  It’s a detailed process and involves a deep study to understand the meaning.

Some people like it and some could care less what it says or means.  For the moment of reading a birth chart, it is fun to read and think about.   It is even fun to predict someone’s future based off of other things that have happen and see the correlation between the two.

These charts also group people based on these similarities like horoscopes to build a persons type of character.  The difference is that they break then into more categories based on the planets and where the planets where when that someone was born.  The planets also weigh in a certain aspect to the way someone will be at that time when their horoscope or birth chart is being read and predicted.

There are a lot of different cultures that read into the stars for their future.  The Mayans would build pools so that they could look down instead of up into the sky and study the paths that the planets would take.  Their Mayan calendar is build on the deep study that they had of the stars and the cycle that they stars and planets take.

It is interesting to note how much they looked into the affect of the planets and stars and what they really thought it did for them and meant.  It is also a pondering thought to think of what it might mean today.  Is it really just fun or something really looking into?  If they really built there whole calendar around it, what other things did they know about it that we may not know today?

Maintaining Your Skin and Avoiding A Red Face

Posted on June 21, 2014

 Establishing Great Skin Hygiene Behaviors

Great Recommendations For An Effective Skin Hygiene Regimen

skin care

You could not understand just how vital it is to keep your skin clean and healthy and balanced. Something to be grateful for is the reality that it can be done with a very little quantity of effort and time. You can appreciate gorgeous, dynamic skin with a minimum of everyday effort. The pointers listed below will certainly guide you to a great skin care routine.

Never utilize way too much make-up! Oftentimes powdered make-up and structures are not good for your skin. This can cause pimples or worsen currently aggravated skin. Periodically, make-up applied over pimples can even cause an infection. Until your blemishes clear, you could desire refrain from using much make-up. This includes solutions like concealers or toners.

To obtain rid of pimples, use apple cider vinegar to them. This pungent therapy can help return wetness back into your skin and lessen the dryness that pimples generates. You need to attempt this throughout the day so you can stay away from getting the scent on your sheets.

There are products commonly found in the residence, like baking soft drink, that can truly help your skin. When mixed with water it forms a paste to deal with dry skin locations or pimples, when applied overnight. If you blend it with cozy water, you can also utilize it to remove your hair of excess styling products.

If you desire great skin, alcoholic beverages need to be avoided. Although consuming in moderation is fine, understand that alcohol induces oily skin and can enhance the dimension of your pores. You can wind up with clogged up pores, acne outbreaks, and other concerns.

Keeping on your own moistened. Consuming water helps you to moisten your skin. When your skin is well-hydrated, it can better cope with the devastations of the sun and environmental air pollution. Your skin will certainly be much healthier and look great.

Tidy sunglasses and glasses once a week – particularly if you use them on a daily basis. Filth can collect on the bridge, which winds up on your face, obstructing pores around your nose. Take some cleansing soap and water and wash the bridge of the glasses to clear on your own of any type of deposit.

Review the element listing of any type of product you utilize on the skin to do away with soreness. Less ingredients is better. Some ingredients will actually cause irritation to your skin. Such a product might make extreme soreness. It might even cause more outbreaks.

For skin that is red and blotchy, attempt using serums that have vitamin B3. This will certainly enhance the skin’s ability to keep wetness in and helps in protection from irritants. After utilizing it frequently for a couple of weeks, your skin will certainly come to be moisturized and will certainly even look healthier.

Several physical body washes on the marketplace can dry skin even worse than the weather condition. To stop this, utilize physical body washes with plenty of vitamins and creams. The vitamins help regrow your skin and the creams will certainly help your skin preserve its healthy and balanced wetness balance.

If your skin is quite sensitive, utilize the gentlest products readily available. To stay away from extreme chemicals, look for skin care products that are non-scented and hypoallergenic.

Exactly what you consume can influence your skin. Many individuals believe foods like delicious chocolate and french fries can cause pimples, but this is not the case. Still, if you have bad skin it is very important to have a great diet plan. You need to consume foods such as fruits, entire grains, nuts and vegetables. These foods contain nutrients which will certainly keep you healthy and balanced and help battle your skin problems.

If your children has itchy, dry skin, put on moisturizer at the very least twice daily. However, don’t utilize creams for adults which contain scents. If you locate they still have dry skin a couple of days later, you might need to get treated creams or perhaps see their medical professional.

Make a routine of moisturizing right after you leave the bath or bath, while your skin is slightly moist. The cozy water that you took a bath in worked to open your pores and developed a way for the ointment to obtain deep into your skin. Dehydration is simple to beat with everyday moisturizer.

If you have a cold sore, do not pick at it. This will certainly make it harder for them to heal as well as can introduce the aching to germs, which induces infections. If your fever blister takes a while to heal, it is more prone to scarring, which can particularly take place if you’re dealing with an infection.

SPF sunscreen is a great product to utilize in a skin care program. Your skin is safeguarded from the hazardous rays of the sun with the appropriate use of sunscreen. You need to utilize laundry cleansing soap such as Sunguard Washing Help which include a sun block. it offers you added protection from the sun’s hazardous ray.

Usage Neosporin, the antibiotic lotion, if you believe you have actually acquired a cut on the corner of your mouth. Do this every couple of hrs. Avoid licking your lips.

To ensure excellent skin care methods, be certain to utilize certain sorts of products before bedtime. This little effort will certainly help to keep your skin fresh while you rest. Cuticle oil, foot and hand lotion and lip balm need to all be included in your bedtime regimen.

If you are seeking great skin, this article ought to truly profit you. Many individuals don’t think about skin as being a necessity for their wellbeing. However this article has, I hope, transformed that for you, and now you’re ready to start dealing with your skin. Now that you have checked out just how simple this is, you need to be set and to get going.

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My Son Learning The Piano Through Piano Games

Posted on June 1, 2014

Learning the piano through piano games can be very beneficial and fun for all, young or old. Many kids today would like to develop better motor and concentration skills through sports, but playing sports may not be for all kids. Yet there are other areas in which a child can develop these skills. Learning how to play piano through piano games is not only fun, but educational and can also help your child develop exceptional coordination skills. It can also be an easier learning technique that older people can use to learn, if they don’t want to pay the costly fee’s of having piano lessons everyday.

There are loads of piano learning games on the internet to choose from, some of which are designed to make learning how to play piano an educational, methodical, easy, and most importantly, fun experience for music enthusiasts of any age group. In some piano games, you can create arrangements with any type of instrumentation, from jazz quartets and classical symphonies to something a little more modern like rock groups or techno tunes.

Learning how to play the piano, only requires persistence, dedication and enthusiasm. When you learn how to play through piano games, you not only learn new notes and musical pieces, but it’s also a fun way to build on your musical skills and keep track of your progress. It’s games challenges your memory to see what notes you can remember how to play on your own. You won’t have to deal with a long constructed curriculum by a private tutor, with the games you can improve your abilities and achieve the type of sounds that you have always dreamed of.

You can download piano games to your computer or play online. The type of piano games that you play really depend on what your goals are for each session. Whether you are an absolute beginner and would like to get familiar with the keynotes on the piano, possibly learning about how many octaves they can have, or maybe learn in a fun way how  to produce the music from your favorite song. Perhaps you may already be a pianist, who would like your kids to learn more about what you do in a fun and exciting way.

Learning piano through piano games is a great way to get familiar with the piano keys, learn where the key notes are, build on your musical skills and keep track of your progress. You don’t need piano learning sessions to do this as long as you are self motivated, and you can learn at your own pace, even without an expensive piano teacher. There are many learning piano game softwares out there to choose from so you can pick and choose which one suits you best. That way you can teach yourself, and structure your piano game lessons around your schedule. It gives you the kind of flexibility that you wouldn’t be able to get with a private piano instructor.

Family Colon Cleansing – My Guilty Secret

Posted on June 1, 2014

Ok, so I have to confess I wasn’t sure whether to post this article or not. Why…read on and you’ll see.   I am a practitioner of home colon cleaning and intestinal health!. There I’ve said it so what on earth am I talking about?

The intestine is that part of the digestive system in a human body that absorbs the nutrients that are absorbed by the blood stream and also eliminates the waste from the body. This process of absorption and elimination takes about 10 hours to get completed. The large intestine is also called the colon.

Intestinal ViewWhy Is Cleansing Necessary

The major role of the intestines is to digest food and this requires it to have a system that is not clogged by the waste and other products, which can hamper its effective working. This requires the digestive system to be efficient while maintaining its continuous function. The elimination of waste does lead to build up of toxins and these if not properly flushed out of the system can lead to harmful effects that can become a health hazard.
It is believed that meat and other food products that remain undigested can cause mucus to build up in the colon. This leads to the buildup of toxins leading to auto-intoxication, which further poisons the body when the toxins enter the bloodstream. People with this form of poisoning will complain of fatigue, headache, gain of weight and low energy. The colon cleansing is intended to remove the waste that does get encrusted on the walls of the colon.
It is said that colon cleansing can improve the immune system, help in weight loss, improve mental outlook and reduce the chances of getting colon cancer. Bowel movements are meant to clear the colon which contains natural bacteria that can aid detoxification of the waste material. The mucus membrane in the colon prevents buildup of harmful material, and the colon sheds old cells every three days and prevents any buildup. Colon cleansing is said to be necessary when the mucus buildup from undigested food prevents normal function.

What Is Intestinal Cleansing?

Intestinal cleaning involves the flushing out of the material that has putrefied within the colon and may be material that has accumulated within the system over time. The primary aim of such cleansing is to rid the intestines of harmful toxins and s not meant to be a system for weight loss. Any initial weight loss comes because the process does require the suspension of dietary intake. Most of these cleansing methods involve the drinking of liquids that act to flush out the waste.
There are a very large number of cleansing products that are marketed and their efficacy and safety needs to be taken into consideration before undergoing any intestinal cleaning procedures. The products that contain ingredients which are natural and organic and contain herbs will not only help to remove parasites, but also help to detoxify the liver, respiratory and digestive systems.

Enhancing Colon Health after Intestinal Cleansing

While flushing out the colon through intestinal cleansing can impact the health of the digestive system, this must be maintained by eating healthy. It is necessary to increase the consumption of food that contains both soluble and insoluble fiber as this can eliminate digestive problems like constipation and colorectal cancer. The right amount of fiber needs to be at least 20 to 35 grams per day for an average adult, and can come from cereal, whole grains, which will give you insoluble fiber and bran, oatmeal, vegetables and fruit which are a source of soluble fiber. The intake of liquids needs to be increased, and alcohol consumption moderated. Red meat and tobacco must be avoided and proper medical advice taken, especially after the age of 50.

Note: Intestinal cleansing is best undertaken after the proper medical advice and may need to be avoided in the case of other preexisting diseases. Natural products are better than other over the counter products.

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Iran In a Good Light

Posted on May 7, 2014

Poor Iran – as a country she seems to get the messy end of the stick most of the time. Even with an apparently more ‘enlightened’ government we in the western world still eye here with suspicion and doubt. Nonetheless, it is Iran who has given us some of the worlds richest art forms and most beautiful music, poetry and artistry.

I have never been to Iran and have to confess that I was one of those looking through one squinted eye as the ayatollah’s were going bonkers over nulear weapons and the decadent west. However, a friend of mine – Elly – recently introduced me to the delights of Iranian Tarot reading. This small experience has made me think again about my veiw of the 2nd pariah state and I’ve mellowed in my appreciation of the country.

Persian tarot is an ninteresting topic in itself but what caught my eye was the extraordinarily beautiful Iranian tarot artwork on the cards. Incorporating the lovely poetry of Hafez the aartistry on display was wonderful.

If you are intrigued by the beauty of Iranian (persian) tarot then learn some more HERE

iranian carpet photoWhile on the subject of beautoful things Iranian, my wife and I have been looking at Persian Carpets.  Some months ago we had the good fortune to stop over in the middle east at Dubai. Visiting one of the many Souks (Market) we were fascinated to see a collection of genuine Persian rugs. The most eye-catching thing about them beyond the intricate woeven patterns was how they could offer a noticably different variaty of colours depending on the angle at which you viewed them. In one direction the colours appeared bright and scintillating while from another angle they were more subtle. A truly gorgeous effect. I highly recommend you check out Persian carpets if or when you get the chance – you will be glad you did even if your jaw drops open at some of the higher prices.

Wikipaedia Persian Carpets

Photo by Adam Jones, Ph.D. – Global Photo Archive

Why Glamping Is A Great Family Activity

Posted on April 27, 2014

As a family, we enjoy the outdoor life and the fantastic experiences that go with it. However, is it really that straightforward?.

Nothing can rip a family down the middle quite like the decision to go camping over the weekend. Women are generally more opposed to the idea of camping out in the wild woods, and it can certainly ruin the other half's vacation. Fortunately, the idea of glamping, which is basically camping, but with all of the modern necessities that you would find at home, is becoming more and more popular.

 
an image of glamping 1,280 × 960 pixelsGlamping is ultimately a lot more comfortable than roughing it in the wild. In fact, you get a stylish bed and you can cut down on the amount of clothes you pack. People with little time on their hands or those that just feel tired, can certainly appreciate all that glamping has to offer.
 
The thing about glamping is that you still get to enjoy the outside view, but you don't have to smack those pesky flies and mosquitoes out of your face. You also don't have to forego those necessities that you know you can't live without.
 
What many also appreciate about glamping is that you really don't have to make sacrifices when it comes to those fun activities. Camping is generally cut short when you try to assemble your camping tent, but it just doesn't happen. Perhaps you have even underestimated the weather, but that doesn't happen with glamping!
 
You get to enjoy a hotel experience in the middle of nature, but participate in fun activities such as kayaking, biking, hiking or even bird watching.  Apart from the fact that glamping is a popular way to plan a weekend getaway, it is ultimately a fantastic business opportunity as well.
 
Since it is gaining momentum quickly, it is a good way for people to earn money setting up glamping accessories. The next time you want to experience the outdoors, why not go glamping instead?
 
Glamping has proven the answer to our family squabbles over whether to go camping or not.  By maintaining the outdoors experience without the hardship of a wet, windy weekend, we've all found a point that we can agree on. So, if you are finding it hard as a family check out glamping, what Glamping gear you need and what it can bring to your family experiences.
 

My Model Aircraft Hobby

Posted on April 19, 2014

After a week of settling employee disputes, making the difficult decisions and being a prisoner to the four walls of my office day in and day out, there is nothing I look forward to more than flying my remote controlled airplane on weekends.

elewin Model AircraftA remote controlled airplane hobby is a satisfying diversion on so many levels. Besides the satisfaction of watching that plane fly wherever you choose to direct it, having full control of its destiny, there is also the naturally serene setting that is a requisite component of such a pastime. The great outdoors, with its combination of sun and open spaces, is one of the best parts of this hobby. Enjoying the fresh air and the varying hues of blues and greens that have been unattainable to you all week inside your office or cubicle. All in all, it’s a hobby that re-energizes the spirit and challenges the senses.

For those who have never experienced the pleasures of remote controlled aircraft as a hobby, there are a few things to know. Number one is the fact that, as hobbies go, it can be quite affordable to  get started. Also like most hobbies, as you gain some experience and enthusiasm for it, you usually want to upgrade to better equipment or add to your collection. That is when the money starts disappearing, but it can be as expensive or economical as you choose.

A basic sttarter kit can get you airborne immediately for somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 to $200 — low enough to get a taste of the pleasures of RC airplanes and to get you totally hooked! Other planes, however, can run up to $1,000 or more. These would be larger planes that, while intended for more advanced hobbyists, can be, in the long-run, much easier to manage. The expense stems from the fact they require a stronger motor and batteries, etc.

These planes, especially the larger ones, are a bit of a handful to transport because of their size and larger wingspans, but once up, they are easier to manage. These planes are a sight to behold. A person could watch them for hours and never tire of it. They look so majestic soaring overhead, banking and dipping their wings. If you aren’t the one at the controls you could almost believe it is a real airplane far enough up in the sky to look like a tiny speck.

Another advantage of the larger scale models is that they are capable of carrying a video camera   or some other payload. This adds to the fun as you can videotape the landscape from a bird’s eye-view.

It takes a little time to keep them properly maintained. They should be oiled on a regular basis and wiped down after each outing as they can pick up grease, gasoline, or dirt and grass stains while in use. But it’s all worth it in the end, and if you keep your remote controlled airplane well maintained, it will provide you with years of pleasure.

Oriental Astrology – Anything To It?

Posted on March 14, 2014

Folks, Just back from the Far East – had a great time and became very interested in free Chinese Astrology and the Chinese Zodiac. Seems a lot more ‘together’ than western Astrology. This is what I found out….

Astrology from ChinaChinese and Western Astrology are similar in that both are systems of divination that are based on times of births and birth dates. Although they both use symbols so their respective theories are understood, there are many differences between the two.

Often you will find that most people believe strongly in one or the other, but they may also use other aspects of another tradition.

The Differences In Icons

There are 12 zodiac signs that are in Chinese Astrology, and all of the signs are the result of a myth. The legend states that when the creator of the Earth was developing the calendar, all of the animals of the Earth were summoned to compete in a race. The first 12 creatures that crossed the finished line were rewarded with a symbol in the zodiac. They were given a sign depending on the order in which they completed the race.

The rat finished the race first because it used a strategy. The pig finished last because it was distracted.

Western Astrology differs because the 12 signs used in this system are based on the constellations that are in the sky. Each constellation is associated with a month of the year. For example, Capricorn is associated with January because that is the month when that particular constellation is overhead.

The Differences In Time Frames

The Chinese Astrology separates the zodiac signs into years, whereas the Western system of Astrology separates the signs based on the months of the year. This is why those who follow Chinese Astrology believe that people who are born in a certain year share the same characteristics, and Western Astrology believes that people who are born in the same month share the same traits.

These differences make sense because the Eastern cultures place emphasis on generational differences in people, and Western cultures place emphasis on psychological differences.

The Differences In Elements

In Chinese Astrology, the world is identified and comprised into several elements. These elements are:

• Earth
• Fire
• Wood
• Metal
• Water

The lunar calendar has each one of these elements linked to 2 year time frames. These elements also govern the forces that motivate you in your life. For example, the element of Fire is believed to inspire excitement in a person, and the Earth element represents firm foundations.

People who are born under the element of Metal are inspired to create and maintain order, and Water people love to create emotional bonds. Wood people love to explore.

Western Astrology differs in that it has four elements, and these elements are:

• Air
• Water
• Fire
• Earth

Every element represents three signs of the zodiac, and the element also helps to govern the psychology of that particular group. Signs that fall under the Fire element are thought to be impulsive, and Air signs are considered intelligent. Earth signs are considered to be practical, and water signs are emotional.

The Lunar Phases Versus The Modes

The Astrology that is based on Eastern culture places plenty of emphasis on lunar phases that occur when a person is born. The person’s temperament is linked to the phase of the moon when they were born. There are several different types of lunar phases:

• New Moon
• Waxing Moon
• Waning Moon
• Full Moon

People who are born under the New Moon are considered adventurous, and those born under the Waxing Moon are considered hard working. Waning Moon types enjoy peace and quiet, and Full Moon types enjoy diplomacy.

In contrast, Western Astrology uses three qualities. These qualities are Cardinal, Mutable and Fixed. These modes are each linked to four different zodiac signs. Cardinal signs are thought to be natural leaders and Mutable signs enjoy developing deep connections. Fixed signs enjoy making accomplishments through hard work.

There are many differences between Chinese and Western Astrology. These differences are based on cultural beliefs and experiences.

So, I really like this Oriental Astrology…turns out I’m the sign of the Dog.

 


Best Chinese Horoscope Predictions – George Tang

What News Is Hot This Week

Posted on March 14, 2014

I like to consider myself a person that posts about all the latest news before it becomes a big story. In fact, I guess you could say that – among my friends – I am the definite tastemaker. In fact, I have often thought of starting my own blog along the lines of some of the top Hollywood gossip blogs – except mine would be more broadly focused on more than just the entertainment industry. It would be more like a guide to everything that is trending during the course of a typical week.

In fact, here are just some of the areas of trending topics that I think it would be great for my blog to address:

- What’s Trending In Politics

There are few things in the world that affect so many peoples’ lives on a granular level as politics. Any blog concerned with trending topics would need to address political news.

- What’s Trending In Business

The business and financial world is very important, and aftershocks from events that happen in it are felt in all areas of life. It will be critical to include in my blog covering trending events and situations.

- What’s Trending In Entertainment

While the entertainment industry is not as objectively important as the political or financial world, it is a topic that hold the interest of a great many people and therefore it would be very smart to cover it. If you’re in britain don’t miss the Stage for the latest news.

- What’s Trending In Music

When it comes to the arts, the area that really grabs people emotionally is music. Music is the heart and soul of us – the soundtrack of our lives. No blog about what’s “hot” in the world would be complete without keeping up with the music charts.

- What’s Trending In Legal/Crime News

Whether it’s kidnapping, murder – or even civil proceedings – legal cases capture the imagination of the public in a way that very few  other things do. It is not out of line to say that a trending topics blog would pretty much have to cover legal topics to be considered relevant at all.

- What’s Trending In World Happenings

Although people from every country can become somewhat nationalistic in their tendency to only be interested in news that affects people from their own country, it is also vitally important to keep tabs on what is happening all around the world. What on earth is going on with Malysian Jet situation for exmaple?

– What’s Trending In Sports

Sports is an area that taps into peoples’ passions in a way that is visceral, tribal, and eternal. Blogging about what is happening in the world of sports is a must in order to keep up with trending events.

- What’s Trending In Health

There are always innovations in the health and medical world that are worth blogging about, and a lot of the topics definitely show up on various “trending” lists!. Check out The Dorian Report for the latest.

- What’s Trending In Beauty and Fashion

The way that people present themselves to the world has a lot to do with how they are seen and perceived, both by the public and by themselves. There should definitely be a portal where people can logon and see at a glance what is trending in the world of fashion.

I think those are the basic areas that it will benefit my blog to cover. Of course, if I think of anything else, there is nothing saying that I can’t add it on! However, I feel confident that if I create a great blog that covers those areas I will be covering all of the important aspects of what’s trending this week!

Join the Community: Learning a Language Online

Posted on March 8, 2014

Learning new languages can open up opportunities in your life that you never thought possible. You will be able to speak with the natives when you travel as you please, and can make new friends in the process. Additionally, you will be able to open up your world culturally, in addition to job prospects. When you want to make sure that you are able to learn a language, you should do all that you can to pick it up and begin using it. If you have a desire, focus and an internet connection, you can begin learning a language online today.

What types of resources are available for learning a language online?

When you learn a language online, you will be able to make sure that you are able to speak with natives who can help you to learn what comes with the process. You will be able to take the steps necessary to find the tools responsible for helping you out, and will be able to pick up the language that you choose to learn. By speaking with other people, you will be able to accelerate your learning and make sure that you are able to pick up new life skills that you otherwise would not have had. You are not just learning a language online, you are joining an online community of people who are like minded and able to help you out on your goals, and make sure that you get everything that you need out of the process. When this is what you are looking for, join today for free, to begin your language learning process today!

The Community

When you join this online language learning community, you will be able to get free language learning lessons, along with a plethora of activities and fun and engaging games and objectives that will allow you to truly learn the language. Grammar can be tough, so you will learn it from the ground up by using this language system. You’ll be able to speak with native speakers frequently, so that you are picking up the right accent, and so that you are able to nail down the nuts and bolts of the language with no problem.

When you participate in the program, you’ll be on a long, fruitful and successful journey toward making the most of this new skill, so that you can become fluent in no time. The community is inclusive, and will work hard for you in order to give you all that you need in order to learn about the language, the pronunciation, the culture and everything else. When this is what you are looking for, get in touch with us to learn more about the community. This way, you will be able to join up and begin speaking with confidence. By doing this, you’ll pick up an invaluable skill that nobody can take from you. If that is what you desire, just sign up today for a free account and begin enjoying yourself today.