Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Golden State VS Cleveland Is Inevitable. Who You Got?!?

Since my beloved Washington Wizards were unceremoniously dumped from the NBA playoffs last week, I haven't watched a minute of basketball. The wounds are still too fresh, the pain is still there. To come thisclose to the opportunity to get disemboweled by the Cavaliers in 4-5 games and lose because some Canadian guy with short arms and a man-bun had his best game since middle school is just too hard to accept.

The Cavs looked like an unstoppable force until the other night when Lebron James inconveniently decided to have the worst game of his life. Nobody's calling Lebron a choker like they did John Wall and James Harden when both failed to show up in elimination games. And that makes sense. The Cavs simply lost a Game 3 on a miracle shot at the end of regulation. I don't see any way that series goes past 5, and I honestly am hoping the Cavs stomp a mudhole in the Celtics as a manner of by-proxy getback. Because I dislike Cleveland, but I really, really, really hate Boston. The city and the team.

Either way, regardless of what's happening in the Conference Finals, the NBA Finals are slated to begin on Thursday, June 1st. Smart money has the Cavs facing off again versus the Warriors in what might actually be an interesting series, something this year's playoffs have seriously lacked (BOS/WAS notwithstanding).

I'm not a betting man, but William Hill offers the best NBA betting opportunities, and if I were to put money on a team, I'd roll with the Warriors. They wouldn't have blown last year's 3-1 lead had center Andrew Bogut not gotten injured, and this team's squad has added Kevin Durant, plus has homecourt advantage, which is no small thing in the NBA. Some could argue that the Cavs coulda won the championship the prior season had they been fully healthy, which does make sense in a way.

Still, I say Warriors in 6 (hopefully) entertaining games. What say ye'.

Question: Who will win this year's NBA Championship?!?

The Lowdown On The Latest NBA News

It seems that the last week was a busy one for the NBA, both on and off the court.

Jeff Weltman has decided to become president for the Orlando Magic Basketball Operations, and will do so under the terms of a contract extending for 5 years. This appointment has him replacing Rob Hennigan, who was fired at the off-season’s start, and Weltman will be asked to select a General Manager to serve below him. Weltman has been a part of the Toronto Raptors team since 2013.

Durant Stands by His Decision to Sign with Warriors

Kevin Durant has said that his decision to sign with the Warriors was 100% correct. He is 1 win away from reaching the Finals, for the 2nd time in his career, and the 1st time since 2012.

Durant’s decision to sign up with the Golden State Warriors last summer was a controversial one, but he has stated that he has no regrets about his move, and that whether or not they win the Finals will not affect the way he feels. He has stated that he is where he needs to be, and, although he appreciates everything that had gone before, he feels he is at a point in his life where he needs to be.

Durant will once again become a free agent this offseason, and, when asked if he would consider re-signing with the Warriors, he said yes. He spoke of loving his teammates, being fond of Oakland, and being devoted to the organisation, and said he had no plans on moving.

This news will delight punters who make use of Australian betting apps, since this player is a very popular member of the Warriors, and has helped many bettors see some considerable returns.

When asked about the best thing about playing for the Golden State Warriors, Durant spoke of how important just being in the game was, and that fun was a priority. Passion and dedication was everyone’s vision, according to Durant, but it was not a deadly serious operation. Fun was certainly a main concern.

Millsap Has Opted Out of Hawks Contract

As expected, Paul Millsap has opted out of this Atlanta Hawks contract, valued at US$21.4 million, for the 2017 – 2018 season.
Millsap, a free agent in 2015, structured a 3-year, US$60.2 million deal with a 3rd year player option along with his agent, DeAngelo Simmons. He joined the Hawks in 2013, coming from Utah Jazz, and is expected to command a max, or near-max, contract.

Magic will Keep Lloyd in Front Office

Matt Lloyd is set to remain with Orlando Magic, although the role he will play is still to be determined. He has been serving as General Manager for the interim, after Rob Hennigan’s dismissal and seems happy to continue working with the team.

Kawhi Leonard Has Been Ruled Out for Game 4

Kawhi Leonard has been out of play since Game 1’s second half, thanks to an injury he sustained to his ankle, and has recently been ruled out for Game 4 as well. His recovery seems to be taking longer than expected and he has said he is hoping to get back on the court soon.

Knicks Will Not Renew Longstaff Contract

The Knicks have decided against renewing assistant coach Josh Longstaff’s contract. Longstaff first joined the team alongside Derek Fisher, and was one of the last holdovers remaining. Longstaff has been named as 1 of the hardest working members of the staff, and was a coach in charge of player development with Oklahoma City Thunder.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

What’s Happening in the NBA?

Wes Wilcox and the Atlanta Hawks have parted ways. The general manager for the team, Wilcox had been working very closely with Mike Budenholzer, after joining the Atlanta team in 2012. Previously involved with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wilcox attained the status of GM 3 years later, in 2012. Wilcox was disciplined by the Atlanta Hawks after he was overheard making a racist remark in January at an event for individuals holding season tickets.

The Hawks are now facing another vital offseason, in which their franchise’s direction will largely be under the determination of Paul Millsap, a free agent.

The Hawks are refuting the report, however, and released a statement to Chris Vivlamore that stated that there were no changes to account for currently, and that any rumours stating otherwise were not accurate. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that decisions about Wilcox’s future are still under review, and that Budenholzer could well be dropping his duties as president whilst staying on as Head Coach.

All the Action on the Court

The old cliché holds that adjustments are required during the NBA playoffs, and this is not without reason. Even Gregg Popovich has accepted the fact that Swapping David Lee out for Pau Gasol midway through the Spurs’ starting line-up was not going to make a massive amount of difference.

But, in the wake of a turnaround of 121 – 96 that has evened this series with the Houston Rockets at a game each, Popovich is now having to deal with the kind of massive adjustments that come when a huge earthquake has brought buildings down and opened up cavernous holes in the city’s streets. Those who enjoy sports betting in NZ and the rest of the world have sat up taken notice as too, as any changes in line-ups can mean a readjustment of who gets backed.

Tony Parker, point guard, was lifted up off of the floor for an 8 foot runner in the lane early on in the 4th quarter, and, by the time he whacked the ground again, the challenge the Spurs are facing for the remainder of the series, and potentially even beyond, had become a lot bigger.

Upcoming NBA Games

The Boston Celtics take on the Washington Wizards on the 5th of May, as well as Utah Jazz facing up to the Golden State Warriors on the 6th and both games promise to deliver some nail biting action. 

Current News

The Golden State Warriors managed to shoot 54.5%, and committed 4 turnovers against excellent defence during the initial 24 minutes of playoff basketball in 8 days.
The Warriors, after they were able to average 87.3 shots in the opening rounds of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers, and 87.1 in the regular season, worked their way up to 82 on Tuesday nights, ostensibly whilst still rubbing the sleep out of their eyes.

Golden State has gone from finishing the 4-game sweep of the Trail Blazers on the 24th of April to an abnormally extended layoff, to starting the new series, against opponents who are operating from within the momentum of 3 wins out of the last 4. Yet the Warriors did not show that any of the uncommon circumstances surrounding them mattered in the slightest: they were slick and well-organised, in-sync and in control, as if they were coming off a usual rest.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Round Up of This Week's NBA News

There is plenty of news regarding the movers and shakers of the NBA. Let’s have a look at some of the biggest headlines currently trending in the world of basketball.

The Nets to Sit 6 Against the Bulls

The Brooklyn Nets have made it known that they plan to sit 6 players during Wednesday’s finale match, which sees them on the court with the Chicago Bulls.
Brook Lopez, Trevor Booker and Jeremy Lin will be out of the game in order to rest, and injuries have sidelined Quincy Acy, who has ankle trouble; Joe Harris, who is struggling with his shoulder; and Sean Kilpatrick, who is having issues with his hamstring.

This is good news for the Chicago Bulls, as they are entering the regular season’s final match in a 3-way fight against Miami and Indiana for the final 2 spots for the East. Their path is a simple one: if they manage to win this game, they are in. Punters who place their bets using NBA betting apps will do well to keep an eye on what happens next, as this could greatly influence the play offs.

Cavaliers to Waive Sanders

The Cleveland Cavaliers have dealt with Larry Sanders’ comeback, and have decided to waive him ahead of the final game of the season.
Sanders has been playing carefully in 5 games over the last 4 weeks, after he returned to the NBA following his more than 2 year absence. It was a startling move, as the Cavaliers had previously signed Sanders to a 2-year deal in March, albeit non-guaranteed, with the reported goal of getting him ready for next season. Sanders has, in fact, had to spend most of his Cavalier time with the D-League team.

Edy Tavares Set To Sign

Sources have said that the Cleveland Cavaliers intend to sign Edy Tavares, centre, instead. He managed to block 11 shots in 2 of the playoff games against the D-League team this weekend, and has spent the whole season with the Toronto Raptors D-League team, after the Atlanta Hawks waived last fall.

The Knicks’ Noah Likely Set for Rotator Cuff Surgery

Joakim Noah, centre for the New York Knicks, is thought to need surgery in order to fix a right rotator cuff injury, and will likely require a number of months in rehabilitation as a result.

Tuesday saw Noah still weighing up his options regarding how to deal with his ailment, and no decision had been made by late that night, say League sources. Should he need to undergo the surgery, it is expected that he will be looking at least 4 months out of the game, although the same League sources did caution that it was simply too early on in the process to determine any kind of timeline for his rehabilitation. It’s now simply a case of wait and see.

Friday, April 7, 2017

LED Bathroom Mirrors For Every Bathroom

LED, also known as light-emitting diode emits light when activated. It is one of the latest technology innovations that have been used for various electronic devices and gadgets of which the bathroom mirror is recent.

Before the introduction of LED bathroom mirrors, many homes have made use of mirrors with varied sizes; from full length to handheld mirrors, which reflect one’s look before stepping out of the home. But with the world’s technology constantly progressing, LED mirrors came into being.

LED mirrors are now preferred over a standard bathroom mirror because of the many advantages that come with owning one. Unlike having to illuminate the room to get a clearer view while using a standard mirror, LED mirrors comes with lights attached most times to the border of the mirror, which in a way play the role of a mirror frame.

The mirror comes in different shapes of rectangle, square, or round, in which way they usually look elegant and have a way of adding a classy touch to the bathroom no matter how spacious it may be.

This type of mirror is said to give the exact reflection of the person using it; the color and all that is to a person’s look, making it a perfect mirror for make-up artists and even in the home for personal grooming; reason being that it allows for quick spotting of blemishes and the pores of the skin very clearly, putting on contact lenses, which reduces the risk of eye injury.

LED mirror comes in different forms depending on what it is to be used for. There is the LED mirror cabinet which is usually for those with limited space in the room. The cabinet is usually for keeping medicines, toiletries or makeup kits. It is usually attached above the bathroom sink for easy access to what is kept inside.

The light is usually activated by a sensor which lights up the cabinet when opened for you to find what you need quickly and without much stress. The LED cabinet mirror sometimes comes with a charging port to charge things like the shaver or hair clipper. It has several features such as the hidden finger edge which prevents fingerprints on the mirror, a very common occurrence with standard mirrors, a de-Fogger, and of course the motion sensor switch, which turns the light on and off.

There is also the wall mounted LED mirror which can easily be screwed into a wall, and comes with a swivel arm to fold back the mirror so it can be flattened against the wall. There is the LED compact mirror, which is portable enough to carry on trips, kept in purses or placed on a work desk.

LED mirrors come with many advantages that make it a must-have in the home. The advantages include; saving electricity as the LED lights are efficient and use much less electricity than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs.

They have the capacity to last for years, despite being used daily, which saves you the cost of having to replace light bulbs. The light produced from LEDs does not contain toxins or mercury, thus making it an environment-friendly product, the emitted light is usually bright, white and of high quality making it the best to use when applying makeup as it shows the real color of the face and products used. LED lights don’t attract insects as they don’t give off Ultraviolet rays and they are made to be resistant to shock, unlike other light bulbs.

All these and much more are enough reasons to have LED mirror fixed up in your bathroom, makeup studio or probably own a compact mirror. The standard mirror in your home needs a replacement and the best that can serve every purpose you have is to own LED vanity mirror. Its sophisticated style, hand swipe sensors, and demister features are also enough to make you desire one.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Who Will Win This Year's NCAA Title?!?

I'm a huge UNC basketball fan, as anyone reading this site already knows. Cut me open and I just might bleed Tarheel Blue. I'm just kidding, don't cut me open. It ain't that serious.

Nonetheless, it's been difficult watching Coach K's Duke Blue Devils win title after title with One-and-Done players while North Carolina has taken a different, more deliberate route to team building. Duke routinely gets Top 10 recruits, milks them for a year at most, then just restocks the next season with more McDonald's All Americans. North Carolina, of late, has been content bringing in Wendy's All Americans. Guys with limited NBA upside who are more likely to stick around for 3-4 seasons, resulting in a more cohesive, veteran laden squad. You could argue about whether or not this is the best approach.

Duke has won 5 titles, all since the early 1990's, and 3 in this century. UNC also has 5, but only 2 since Roy Williams' arrival in 2003. To the outsider, this probably doesn't seem like a big deal. But the outside probably knows little about how intense this rivalry is. An annual battle of literal blood, sweat, and tears, the rivalry has become less of one in recent years as Duke owns a significant edge over UNC in regular season and ACC tourney wins. As a Carolina fan, this bugs me to no end.

The Tarheels last won in 2009, and have had their chances since. They were a dreaded Kendall Marshall injury away a few years ago, and a Kris Jenkins prayer from taking it all last season. But this year, it seems different. I think this is our year.

The rest of the Final Four is comprises of never beens (Gonzaga, South Carolina) and an undersized Oregon team that UNC should be able to dominate by virtue of going 4 deep up front.

We'll see who punches their tickets to the Championship game Saturday night.

Go Tarheels! The Ceiling Is The Roof!

Weekend NBA Recap and Round Up

This weekend was another exciting one for NBA fans as there were plenty of thrills and spills. Let’s take a look at the highlights and the lowlights of some of the weekend’s games.

Clippers Make It Through To The Playoffs

For the sixth season in a row, the Los Angeles Clippers have made it through to the playoffs. They secured their spot by beating Utah Jazz 108-95, but guard Jamal Crawford says they still need to work on their game if they want to make a deep run.

Crawford scored a total of 28 points in the game that played out at the Staples Centre in L.A, while DeAndre Jordan scored a game-high of 15 rebounds to go with 7 points, sealing a win for the Clippers and a 4th seed spot in the Conference.

LeBron James Injured in Cavaliers Game

For LeBron James the Cleveland Cavaliers game was one of highs and lows. Not only did the team lose 127-115 to the Washington Wizards, LeBron also had to shake off an eye injury and accidental elbow to the base of his neck. The Cavaliers may have lost, but LeBron scored 24 points and now has a career-high 37 double doubles, and sits at 12th place in NBA history.

With their win, the Washington Wizards have made the Eastern Conference race that much tighter, as they are now placed 3rd, trailing Boston Celtics by 2 games and the Cavaliers by 2/12 for 1st place.

Raptors Walk Over Mavericks

In what could be described as an easy win, the Toronto Raptors beat the Dallas Mavericks 94-86 at the American Airlines Centre. The Raptors opened with a 13-2 lead and they simply never looked back, staying ahead at every point in the game.

Anyone who enjoys NBA online betting would do well backing the Raptors, as it was their 44th victory of the season and their 5th win in a row. They’ll now head through to the playoffs, hoping their winning streak holds fast.

Spurs Win 4th Straight Game

The San Antonio Spurs also had a good weekend as the team clinched their 4th consecutive win at the AT&T Centre in New York. The Spurs beat the New York Knicks on their home soil 106-98 and LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol both collected double-doubles.

The Knicks lagged behind for most of the first half and only after intermission did they rush in and outscore the Spurs during the 3rd quarter. This wasn’t enough however, and the Spurs were once again the victors. The Knicks were dealt another blow too, when it was announced that Joakim Noah was suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy.

Timberwolves Crash for the 5th Time

The Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t having a good season, and lost their 5th game in row. The Portland Trail Blazers beat the 112-100, and they bombed out once again, much to the disappointment of their fans.

Despite sitting out the entire 4th quarter, Trailblazers star Damian Lillard contributed 21 points to the game, while Timberwolves stars Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points and Ricky Rubio and Karl-Anthony Towns each contributed 16 points a piece, but was not enough to seal the deal.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Understanding NBA Trades and How Players are Moved.

In the world of American pro sports, trading is a transaction by a sports league that involves exchanging draft picks or player contracts between different sports clubs. Cash considerations are also part of this trade and may be presented, along with draft picks or contracts, to complete it.

The deadline for the National Basketball Association, or NBA trades, is the 16th Thursday of its season, and usually occurs around the middle of February, at 3 pm Eastern Time. Due to the lockout that took place during the 2011 – 2012 season, that deadline fell on the 15th of March in 2012. Post-deadline trades are prohibited in the NBA, although teams may sign up free agents, and also call D-League players up until the regular season ends.

There were rumours surrounding the following 3 star players, and each has gone on to have their own ups and downs as the season progresses.

Russell Westbrook’s 34th Triple-Double of the Season

Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook had 10 rebounds, 16 assists, and 24 points for this 34th triple-double this season as his team managed to register their 4th successive win in a victory of 123 – 102 against the Raptors on Thursday the 16th of March in the Toronto game. This has brought him closer to the single-season NBA record for triple-doubles, set by Oscar Robertson during the 1961 – 1962 season, of 41.

LeBron Scores 33 Against Jazz

Utah Jazz has not managed its back-to-back game against the NBA defending champions, probably due to the fact that they have had to make do without two of their starters.

LeBron James managed to score 33 points in total, with 17 of these taking place during the 4th quarter of the game, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won with a final score of 91 – 83. Any NBA betting activity that favoured the Cleveland Cavaliers would have seen a win, albeit at less-than excellent odds due to their current champion status.

The big reason to stay on track with all the news of the latest trades made by the NBA is that it will affect any type of betting you are doing –whether you are enjoying a friendly wager with your friends, or take this pastime a little more seriously, knowledge is power, and keeping yourself informed is key.

Utah Jazz was playing their 5th straight game without Derrick Favors, their starting power forward, and also had to do without Rodney Hood, their shooting guard, who had to miss the game because of knee pain.

Dwyane Wade's Injury Puts Him Out of the Game

Dwyane Wade, the 35-year old, 6’44”, 220-pound guard for the Chicago Bulls from Oak Lawn Illinois is out of the game for the rest of the season.

Wade, with 13-years of experience behind him, after being drafted in 2003, and at a salary of US$23 200 000, has been removed from play after an MRI he underwent revealed not only a sprain, but a small fracture in his right elbow as well, the team has announced.

The elbow injury occurred in the game against the Memphis Grizzlies, in which, you will recall, he left during the 3rd quarter after battling Zach Randolph for a rebound. The Chicago Bulls ended up losing the game as well, with a final score of 98 – 91 granting victory to the Grizzlies.

What happens on and off the court may affect trades, and rumours always flow thick and fast when it’s open season, often with some truth behind them. NBA fans will now have to wait until next year to see who is traded, and which teams lose or gain players.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

38 Advices To Win Success On YouTube

Everyone, who posts videos on Youtube wants to become famous. This requires persistence, technical skills, some creativity and patience. It is really hard to win success on Youtube, but it possible if you do your best. Here is something you need to know, some tips that would help you gain fame on Youtube.

1. Check out YouTube’s Creator Hub and its resources.
2. Discover #PopularOnYouTube in order to find out the best ideas.
3. Try not to imitate someone and just be original. The audience would appreciate uniqueness.
4. Your key objective should be to make qualitative content rather than trying to win success.
5. Make your content not similar to other YouTubers.
6. Learn to apply a video editing program.
7. Begin your experience with short videos.
8. Produce high-quality content, which would increase its views.
9. Shoot at least 10 good videos in advance to be ready for promotion of your channel.
10. Do not forget making funny and informative vlog videos after some decent ones.
11. Getting featured is a proper way to success, try it once you have one great video.
12. The more often your upload videos - the better. Make at least one video a week.
13. Inform your audience about the schedule of new videos; make some video announcement.
14. Attractive titles and descriptions would bring you more views.
15. Invent a creative way to invite people to subscribe to your channel.
16. Descriptive and specific tags will be in use for your channel or video promotion.
17. Thumbnails play an important role in attracting audience, so make them interesting and catchy.
18. Communication in social networks is an essential task of any Youtuber. Talk with your audience, answer the comments, chat with your subscribers.
19. Do not ignore the cooperation with other successful YouTubers. Nevertheless, it would be better to save awesome ideas for yourself.
20. Conduct a consistent activity, namely, try not to repeat your previous unsuccessful attempts.
21. It may take several years to become famous on Youtube, some be patient and do not haste.
22. If you want to have attention to your YouTube channel, give your attention to other channels either.
23. Don’t be afraid of mistakes. All are apt to trip, it is just Youtube but Hollywood.
24. Try to avoid dark and depressing videos. This place suits better for light and bright ones.
25. Cut boring stuff out of your content. People dislike boring things and skip such videos.
26. Be assertive and have your own vision, as most YouTubers are.
27. Comply with copyrights and use only permitted music for your videos.
28. Follow the trends in culture, news, policy and other spheres in order to be in the loop. In addition, make your content culturally relevant.
29. Many Youtubers make video responses and parodies on popular videos or news. Do not hesitate and try yourself, maybe this is what you have been searching for.
30. Try making autotune version of a popular content.
31. Communicate outside the spaces of YouTube. Participate in meetups and talk to people in private.
32. Polish up your channel cover to make it look professional and attractive.
33. Your channel description may contain links to your social media accounts or websites.
34. Avoid spamming other YouTubers. They hate that.
35. Someone may be nervous when talking into a camera. Just imagine that you’re talking with a friend or close person, this might help.
36. Make an intro video for your channel, describing your main idea.
37. Be friends with subscribers in the web.
38. Consider your content be creative, original, describing your intro and outro routine. Let people know more about yourself to be followed.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

5 Ways for Men to Screw Up on a First Date

A large online dating portal Match.com (which has been on the market for 20 years and has more than 700 million users) asked its female subscribers on how to look and act on a first date to fail. Five golden rules of eternal loneliness are just in front of you. Enjoy reading and don’t try this at home!

1. Stare at your phone

A man, staring at his smartphone all the time, loses 75% potential partners. “She believes it’s her fault and she makes him bored”, says Kristen Mark, the sexual health expert from the University of Kentucky. This is because his beloved gadget seems to be more interesting than his girl. It does not matter whether you are looking for a funny picture to show her or chatting with you ex-wife, don’t make your girl think like you live in your phone. Besides, eye contact on a first date is really important. Now, your smartphone is your worst enemy here. Furthermore, holding the phone in hands all the time may be as offensive as staring at it. This way or another, your actions are likely to disturb your girl and make her feel really awkward. If you want to get to the heaven of heavens, turn on the heck out the “Airplane mode”.

2. Use more toilet talk

Statistics say that nine out of ten young women pay attention to the way you speak. It makes sense, because she may think that her child may sound this way. Jay Heinrichs, the oratory professor and the author of Thank You for Arguing book says that a well-mannered man is likely to become a good father. It’s not even about the impression you make. It is how the natural selection works. Besides, your constant toilet talk will sound embarrassing for her if you are having a dinner in a fancy restaurant.

3. Stay hectic and never look into her eyes

Could you imagine that 84% of girls are looking for signs of your self-confidence during the date? Don’t miss the chance to speculate on your sense of style. Act on the contrary - the handkerchief in the breast pocket or a pink tie will tell her about her masculinity. The thing is that a man, who is wearing feminine colors, has no doubts about his masculinity.

4. Don't even dare to brush your teeth.

Let’s be honest, bad teeth smell awful and this is the last thing we want to remember from our first date. Marianne LaFrance, the professor of psychology at Yale University and author of Why Smile? book, is sure that good teeth are your winning strategy. What’s more, she says that your yellow smile may tell women that your wallet is as bad as your mouth health. So keep in mind that 81% of women on a first date will stare not at your pretty eyes, but at your mouth.

5. Dress like a jackstraw

Seven out of ten women treat you according to your clothes. Your clothes will tell a lot about you before you even have a chance to open your mouth. Especially, when we talk about Russian women. Besides, women prefer being with natty men. A V-neck sweater, a buttoned shirt with a collar, well-fitting dark jeans, and no sneakers – and here you are, looking like a single and confident man.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tips to choose the best meal replacement shake

In the market, you will be able to find a variety of meal replacement shakes that are helpful in weight loss. They comprise of protein, minerals and vitamins; while they are low on calories and carbohydrates. To choose the most suitable meal replacement shake for you, you will have to know more about the ingredients and it should be in sync with your weight goals. In this article, we bring to you a few tips in choosing the best meal replacement shake:

1. Less Sugar Content
When the sugar levels are high, your body converts it into fat and hence, it might not be useful if you are planning to lose weight. Hence, it is recommended that you choose a meal replacement shake that is lesser than 3 grams.

2. Less in Calories
If you are planning to lose weight, you should have a calorie deficit diet and hence, when you lower the calorie intake, your body burns the existing fat reserves to provide energy to your body.

3. Low on Carbohydrates
Carb gets transformed to sugar by the body. When you do not have energy expenditure, there is no point in having sugar content, as the body converts it to fat later.

You can stick to simple carb foods like milk, juice and sodas as the energy lasts only for a short while. When you eat complex carb foods such as vegetable and whole grain, it keeps you full for longer and reduces your cravings.

4. High Protein
Protein, that is typically found in dairy products, meat and fish is used for muscle maintenance and muscle gain. When you have proteins, your digestion slows down and you will feel full for a long time, which also results in boosting your metabolism.

5. Fiber Content
Typically found in fruits and vegetables, dietary fibers give you energy without increasing blood sugar levels and prevent your body from feeling bloated.

6. Low Sodium
Sodium is responsible for retaining water in the body. Hence, it is highly recommended that you lower sodium intake as water retention and associated problems can be avoided.

7. Vitamins and Fats
Vitamins are not produced by the body and are highly essential for the proper functioning of the body. Hence, have fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins. Also, fat can be healthy and is required. Hence, you will have to know the difference between bad and good fat, before you incorporate it in your diet.

8. Include Probiotics
Probiotics are the bacteria present in digestive system that improve the functioning of gastrointestinal system. Hence, ensure that your body has enough good bacteria to stay healthy.

9. Avoid Allergic foods
Some people have allergies related to consumption of dairy products, soy etc. Hence, make sure that you check for the constituents of the meal replacement shake before you pick one.

With the above mentioned tips, you will be able to choose a meal replacement shake that best suits you and helps you in your weight loss goals. Find more reviews on healthguidereviews.info

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Top 7 rules to build strong relationships

Are you in relationships for a long time already or just start dating and want to make them profound and strong from the beginning? The following seven rules are designed specifically for that purpose.

1. Accept your partner as they are.

People usually don’t change. You need to realize this fact and live with it. Accept the good sides and the flaws of your partner, because the chances are, these things will stay the same. If you are ready to spend your life with this person, learn to forgive and turn a blind eye on some shortcomings. Concentrate on the good qualities of your partner and always keep in mind things that made you fall for each other in the first place.

2. Develop mutual trust.

Avoid this annoying habit of continuous control over your partner. Give them space. The fact that you are dating doesn’t mean that you need to be 24/7 in each other’s company. Your constant phone calls will only create an impression that you have doubts in your partner. On the contrary, the best way to enhance your relationships is to demonstrate your full trust.

3. Support each other.

Supporting your significant other is essential to keep your relationships on the go. Offer your help whenever it is needed. Sometimes it can be a simple comforting or listening to existing problems. The other times, you’ll need to take care of the situation and find a solution. But mostly, remember to be there for your loved one, for better or worse.

4. Evolve and improve yourself.

You may be dating for a long time already and know everything about each other. Sometimes relationships become a routine because there’s nothing new going on, and you just grow bored with each other. That’s why you need to always be interesting to your partner and, first of all, to yourself.

5. Express your affection all the time.

Never stop showing your love. Express it with words and physically. No matter how you do it – through compliments and words of love, through gifts and presents, through touches and kisses – your partner will appreciate it. For the record, all the forms of physical affection, such as hugs, touches, holding hands, play a great part in maintaining a strong emotional connection.

6. Create your own world.

The two of you already mean a whole world to each other. Don’t let anyone in it. If you argue sometimes, make it behind closed doors, not in public. All of the important decisions should be taken together with your partner; no third parties are allowed to interfere.

7. Share passions.

Make an effort and join your partner in his passions. Whatever it is – sports, working out, playing musical instruments, you should be able to spend some time doing the same thing and enjoy this activity. The even better option would be to find a new hobby together. This way, you’ll be spending a quality time together, receiving a lot of positive emotions, and thus, making your bond stronger.

With the above rules, you are a few steps away from building strong and healthy relationships with your loved one. The rest is up to you. Good luck!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How Will Online Casino Gambling Fare Under Donald Trump?

The whole world seems to be holding its breath to figure out what President Trump will do with his term. One industry in particular that could face huge changes is the casino gambling industry, as the legislation and legality could change significantly.

President Trump has historically been a supporter of casinos, having owned a few of them himself. As a result he has many connections in this industry, some of which he may be eager to please in future. This could lead to the legalisation of this industry and the potential creation of a new tax generation revenue. This is possibly the most lucrative aspect of legalised gambling for the government.

The President has said previously that the US is missing out by not offering this kind of recreational activity to its citizens. This is a hint as to his allegiances with the industry, though it’s not a concrete statement of intent as such. In the past, he has shown interest in establishing online casinos with his daughter, so this could be indicative of what he will do as president.

We may not see a speedy regulation of online casinos but softer gambling sites, like bingo sites might see a faster entrance to the market. In other markets, bingo sites with new features appear regularly and there is a healthy state of competition. This could be appealing to President Trump, as they also pay taxes to the government on their profits.

Unfortunately, it’s not quite so black and white for those in the US, as our legislation process is thorough to say the least. We have laws in place, like the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, that make it illegal for a payment provider to allow their service to be used for illegal gambling.

There’s also the U.S. Wire Act of 1961 which again makes payment transfers to gambling operators illegal. Both of these would also need to be overruled for legalised gambling to occur and they’re not the only minor laws that would need to be repealed. Indian laws would also need to be considered, as Native American gambling laws are tricky to manoeuvre around.

As a land based casino mogul, President Trump may actually be less likely to hear calls for legalised online gambling. As we’ve seen in other markets, online gaming tends to take a portion of the market away from the traditional gambling destinations in favour of heading online instead.

Even if President Trump decided to help the online gambling cause, our states would still be fragmented. As each state makes up their own minds on their laws, there’s no guarantee that they would all vote one way or another. Right now, very few states have any form of gambling or online betting, this could remain the same if the representatives of the majority of states don’t vote in favour of such a bill.

As a newcomer to the office of president, there’s nothing to say that gambling law is even on President Trump’s radar. Many feel that there are much more pressing concerns to think about, like international policy and issues in the cabinet. If this turns out to be the case, then we may not see any move on online gambling for two or three years, so there’s still quite a bit of time to wait for a resolution.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Betting on Donald Trump's actions is the best thing that happened for gambling industry

Betting on Donald Trump's actions is the best thing that happened for gambling industry in a while. Donald Trump's presidency has been a shock to nearly the entire world, and that includes a lot of his supporters. Many people are completely baffled as to what is going to happen with his presidency because it is so unprecedented.

Few presidents from the twentieth century onward have had such a small amount of governmental or political experience. With many of the other presidential candidates that have been around in modern times, whether people agreed with them or not, people did at least have an idea of what was going to happen. With Donald Trump, it really does seem as if people have no idea what is going on, and this is going to create a lot of new opportunities for the people who are interested in betting.

Some people believe that Donald Trump is not actually going to honor any of his campaign promises. Of course, this is something of a predictable thing to bet. The majority of presidents are not going to honor all of their campaign promises. Sometimes, this is because they are unable to do so and it turns out to be harder than they anticipated. In other cases, they were deliberately misleading the public in order to get elected. Sometimes it is a combination of the two and people are going to have a hard time when it comes to figuring out how honest their candidates ever were with them.

While betting on Donald Trump's intentions is going to be difficult for most people, betting on Donald Trump's actions is a great source of entertainment for others. Some of these people are going to be Donald Trump supporters, in fact. Some of the people who voted for Donald Trump were not really voting for him. Rather, they were voting against Hillary Clinton. As such, they are not going to be hugely in favor of Donald Trump, and they might be happy about betting on his actions in a way that seems to suggest that they are not huge fans of him or his policies.

People can vote on many different things at the Vegas Palms online casino. Vegas Palms Online Casino betting takes on a very different tone when people are actually betting on politics as opposed to sports. It raises some questions about how these people feel about politics. Some of these people might consider themselves apolitical entirely, and they really just think that politics can be a source of entertainment. There are people who really just say that they are going to enjoy the show when it comes to Donald Trump.

While this appears to be the sort of thing that might surprise some people on all sides of the issue, there is no doubt that there is always a segment of the population who views politics in this way. At any rate, Donald Trump's presidency is certainly going to make some people rich through betting, and it is going to be good for the gambling industry overall.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I Have A Podcast Now. Go Check It Out!

I know some of you are wondering where I went, or better yet, why there's 4 new posts here today in the midst of the typical cavalcade of ads. Well, you'll be happy to know that I'm gonna try (keyword: try) to revive the blog, and I've also got a podcast that I started with the homies UppityNegro and RiPPa, both of whom have contributed to the blog in the past.

It's called Three Brothers And A Mic, and if I must say so myself, it's pretty darn good. You can catch it on Stitcher and iTunes. Subscribe, leave comments, and hit us up.

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Trump's Daughter Also Registered To Vote In Two States.

Breh.
Just one day after President Donald Trump said he would ask for a "major investigation" into his unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway pushed back on proof that shows the president's youngest daughter on voter registration rolls in two states.

Tiffany Trump is currently registered in both New York City and Philadelphia, according to state election records in New York and Pennsylvania. Trump was a student at the University of Pennsylvania until her graduation last May.
Lord, please let this 4 years be over already.

Trump's Sr Adviser Participated In Voter Fraud.

I've been quiet throughout this transition from the Obama administration to whatever you wanna call this spectacle that Donald Trump's got going on. The reasons are many. One, because I'm sorta depressed that this whole thing is actually happening, two because I'm sorta scared that Trump's gonna label bloggers as "the press" and come after me with lawyers, and three, because see reason one.

This next 4 years will probably look at lot like the Trump candidacy did: a series of unforced errors, legitimate scandals that rile up the left only to be completely dismissed by the right, and oh yeah, plenty of unintentional comedy. Speaking of which, "Alternative Facts" would be an awesome name for a 90's grunge band. But as justification for a errand crowd counts by an official WH spokeswoman? Bruh, there's nothing funny about that. This shit is bordering on tragic and we're not even a week in yet.

In addition to inflating his inaugural crowd size (I was there in 2009. Friday was no 2009) Trump's been spouting off this week about "5 million illegal votes for Hilary" as if to say that he also won the popular vote in addition to the electoral college. Not only is the untrue (there's no proof, but facts don't matter when you have "alternative facts"), it's also just downright petty. Dude, you won. You are the POTUS. What's your point?

Oddly, his statement about voter fraud does have some basis in reality. It just so happens that the architect of his campaign's got a minor scandal of his own.
A senior White House adviser to Donald Trump is registered to vote in two different states, a practice that the US president wrongly claimed amounted to electoral fraud on Wednesday as he called for an inquiry.

Stephen Bannon registered to vote in New York shortly before the presidential election last year, after the Guardian disclosed that he was registered to vote at a vacant house in Florida where his ex-wife had once lived.

Bannon, whose registration lists a rented apartment in Manhattan as his address, cast his ballot for Trump in New York, according to a source familiar with his arrangements, who was not authorized to speak to the media.

Bannon, however, also remains registered to vote in Florida, according to state records. His registration lists as his address the home of Andy Badolato, a friend of Bannon’s who has worked on some of his political documentary films and written for Breitbart News, the far-right website that Bannon controlled before entering the White House as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president.

His registration in Florida was moved to Badolato’s home shortly after the publication of the Guardian report in August. Bannon has not cast a ballot in Florida, according to state records. Badolato, who was also registered to vote at the home with his adult sons, declined at the time to answer questions on whether Bannon actually lived at the property, which is required under the registration rules of the Florida division of elections.

In a pair of tweets early on Wednesday morning, Trump said that arrangements such as Bannon’s were unacceptable as he appeared to threaten a crackdown on access to the ballot box.

“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” the president wrote.
You couldn't make this shit up. I mean, seriously, how long before we find out Trump actually voted 5x (for Hilary himself)?

This is gonna be a very sad/scary/awful/hilarious/pick your adjective four years.

Question: Could you make this sorta sh*t up if you tried?!?

2 Great ways to collect your rainwater

More and more homeowners are self-conscious regarding their environment. That being said, a lot of them see water and energy collection as a normal thing that will both protect the planet and save them some money.

When it comes to water collection, this system is rather popular in countries with limited rainfall or high water prices. Instead of losing enormous amounts of money on bills, it is much better to get a self-sustainable system.

Here are the two main ways that allow you to collect rainwater.

Rainwater barrels

Rainwater barrels are simply amazing! Even if you are not interested in water conservation, you shouldn’t overlook this.

Water barrels are a great way to recycle water. They are especially good for watering fruits and vegetables. Even if you are not growing anything in your garden, you can still use this water for cleaning your car.

Best way to collect water is by placing barrels just below the gutter drains. During rain, water will be collected in one place (roof) and then directed into them. Have in mind that this water shouldn’t be used for drinking or personal hygiene. Even though you can filter it, god knows what may end in the barrels.

If you wish to use this water for personal hygiene or drinking, it is better to place them right in the middle of your backyard. That way, you will get the cleanest rainwater ever. Still, it is recommended that you filter it again before drinking.

Rainwater barrels can be bought in almost any hardware store. They are made from plastic and the only thing you should be concerned about is the barrel dimensions. You can even make these barrels yourself.

Rainwater collection system

Rainwater collection system is the second option. Unlike the barrels, it requires hefty initial investment and a team of professionals to install it. However, over time, it will pay for itself.

These systems use sturdy tanks that are placed either in or above ground.

Similarly to barrels, they need to be positioned bellow the roof so that the gutter water can be directed towards them. All the water will be stored in a tank and from it, connected to other home appliances via pipes.

You will need a reliable water pump for this. Also, this water has to be filtered so that you get drinkable water.

Rainwater collection represents an automated system that gives your home a complete freedom and independence.

Possible issues

There are several things you have to keep in mind when using either barrels or tanks.

First of all, both barrels and tanks should be covered with a lid. There is a good chance that mosquitoes will infest them and start laying larvae. You can easily notice this if green matter starts forming on the edges of barrels.

Besides closing off your barrels, you can also try these solutions:
• Adding a fish to the barrel so that it can eat larvae
• Using a bit of bleach
• Using anti-mosquito products
• Emptying the barrels from time to time

Another good reason for covering your barrels is so that kids and pets cannot fall into them.

In case of tanks, there is no such concern. However, the biggest issues may come from improper installation or maintenance. Avoid installing the system by yourself. It is a one-time deal anyway.

Conclusion

Rainwater tanks and barrels are the future. The savings are enormous and you are also performing a service for Mother Earth. Even if you don’t have enough money at the moment, you should still consider getting at least a few barrels for your basic gardening needs.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

New Year is a great period for online gaming industry

New Year is a great period for online gaming industry. Some people make New Year's resolutions that are all about avoiding fun activities. However, this certainly doesn't apply to everyone. A lot of people are just really eager to try new things for the new year, because they are well aware of the fact that this is the perfect time for a degree of personal reinvention. For some people, this form of reinvention can include going to a new online casino gaming website for the sake of some new forms of entertainment.

After the New Year celebration, people can go mobile at Red Flush online casino and they may try game playing in a lot of other different locations. There are certainly plenty of options for the people who are interested in making the New Year a new year in more ways than one. There are lots of reasons why people might decide to try online gaming following the new year, and the online casino gaming companies are well aware of the associated trends.

For one thing, people might be eager to spend some of the money that they recently earned over the winter holidays. In some cases, they might want to use the money for fun only, and being able to spend it all on games that could potentially earn them some more fun money can be an appealing prospect. In other cases, people want to be able to feel as if they are doing something that is genuinely different in the new year. Online casino gaming is widely available today, and it is certainly going to be easy for everyone involved to be able to make the transition to playing online casino games. Depending on where they live, they can just open up their laptops and they will be able to get started right away.

Of course, some people might make New Year's resolutions that are perfectly in line with online casino gaming. They might feel as if they have been too risk-averse in previous years, and they might have resolved to change all of that. Some people need to avoid taking risks. Other people need to be able to take more risks. It all depends on their behavioral patterns from that point onward and the nature of their lives up to that point. Trying new online casino games at Red Flush online casino can be liberating for people who have felt somewhat restrained in previous years. This could be the year where something really exciting happens for them, and it all started when they decided to get going on their online casino gaming adventures.

Then again, lots of people get depressed after the holidays end and they have to travel back to work. People are usually happier during the holidays than they are after the holidays. Being able to play at online casino gaming websites can help people feel as if they are more connected to the rest of the world again, putting them back into the holiday spirit for the New Year.