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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