TBC Gold Farming – Easier Than Ever, Are You Rich Yet?

Gold farming is so much easier in World of Warcraft than it used to be. TBC Gold Farming takes things to a whole new level. It’s not like people didn’t farm tons of gold before The Burning Crusade, but since the expansion hit it’s an entirely different game. Why? A number of reasons: 1. The … Continue reading “TBC Gold Farming – Easier Than Ever, Are You Rich Yet?”

Gold farming is so much easier in World of Warcraft than it used to be. TBC Gold Farming takes things to a whole new level. It’s not like people didn’t farm tons of gold before The Burning Crusade, but since the expansion hit it’s an entirely different game. Why? A number of reasons:

1. The gear differential is higher than before the expansion. You can get much better gear relative to the difficulty of the content than you could previously. It used to be that the best gear in the game was only marginally better than mediocre equipment. Plus, you couldn’t get anywhere near the best gear unless you were in a serious raiding guild. In TBC, the badge system and the arenas let everyone get their hands on end-game quality gear without having to raid at all. Of course, you can’t fill every slot with top tier armor or weapons, but some of the best items in the game can be gotten from vendors. All this makes it much easier to kill regular mobs than it used to be.

2. There are lots more ways to make gold than before The Burning Crusade. It used to be that there were only a couple ways to make gold. You could grind mobs or farm materials with a couple of the gather professions. That was just about it. Nowadays, there are many more options open to you. You can still grind on mobs, but you can also bang out heroic instances for badges which let you buy gems to sell. You can do daily quests, which yield an amazing amount of gold for their difficulty (most of them anyway). Heck, you can even make pretty good money by raiding. There are also a lot more options open to different trade skills in terms of profitability.

3. The world is a bigger place, with more people. That means more customers, more people needing help, and more people available to do quests, run instances, or raid.

These are just a few of the reasons why gold is so much easier to come by in The Burning Crusade than it used to be. In fact, there’s really no excuse to be poor. Seems like everyone I know is walking around with at least 3000 gold in their bank accounts, and I know some that have 20,000 or even more. If you are poor and have almost no gold, it’s time to kick it into gear and start building up that bank account. Luckily TBC gold farming is easier than ever and you can go from 0 to rich in no time flat.

Famous Interior Designers and Their Styles in Interior Design – Part 1


This series of 4 articles takes a brief but informative look at 21 of the most famous and Interior Designers, from the earliest pioneers right through to the most celebrated modern day designers.

The Pioneers of Interior Design

Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1928)

Dutch designer, Jean-Henri Jansen, launched one of the first ever international interior design companies ‘Maison Jansen’ (House of Jansen) in 1880, which became renowned for designing and creating exceptionally beautiful and high quality furniture which would be utilized in a multitude of interior decoration projects. House of Jansen opened branches in 8 of the major cities of the world. Jansen worked closely with the talented interior designer Stephane Boudin whom he made director of the company. The clients of House of Jansen included Royalty and the rich and famous.

Elsie de Wolfe (1865-1950)

The first lady of interior decoration, Elsie de Wolfe considered herself an ‘ugly child’. This Victorian stage actress was a rebel of her times and was credited by many to be the inventor of the modern profession of interior design, even though there were already established interior designers in her time. Elsie disliked Victorian tastes altogether, her designs were therefore generally made up of light and bright colors, contrary to the drab and gloomy Victorian décor coupled with unnecessary excesses such as heavy velvet draperies. This was a pioneering departure from the contemporary designs of the time. Elsie’s influence continues to be felt in the modern world of interior design.

Ogden Codman (1863-1951)

American interior decorator and architect, Ogden Codman spent his childhood in his birthplace of Boston before heading to France in his youth for a period of time. Codman had two uncles who influenced him tremendously – architect John Hubbard and decorator Richard Ogden. Some of Ogden Codman’s works include Edith Wharton’s Newport home, Land’s End, the Rockefeller family estate of New York client John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Along with novelist Edith Wharton, Codman co-authored a guidepost of American interior design, ‘The Decoration of Houses’ in 1897.

Frances Elkins (1888-1953)

Born in Milwaukee, Frances Adler Elkins was one of the most prominent interior decorator and designer of the previous century. Sister of the famed Chicago architect David Adler, Elkins was known for her futuristic designs that brought together different styles and elements from various periods. They included country French styles, chinoiserie and art deco. The furnishings featured in her designs included designers such as Jean-Michel Frank and Alberto Giacometti. The career of Elkins that spanned over three decades is glittered with many high profile commissions in Hawaii, the Midwest and northern and southern California, none more interesting than the restoration of the 1830s structure, Casa Amesti in Monterrey, California.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright was an interior designer and architect whose career included more than 1000 projects, 500 of them that have been complete. Wright was known for his promotion of organic architecture, an example of which is Fallingwater. The Robie House is an example of Wright’s leadership of the Prairie School architectural movement, while the Rosenbaum House depicts Wright’s Usonian home concept. Wright also had refreshing ideas for every kind of building, be it church, office, school, hotel or museum. Along with excellent architectural renderings, Wright also designed much of the interiors of his buildings including the Décor, layout and furniture.

Thailand in All Its Beauty

The Land of Smiles, Thailand is a spellbound country. Its hundreds islands and its metropolitan capital city makes it a unique destination to its visitors. Every traveler is pampered according to their budgets and wishes to explore this magnificent country. It possesses world best popular attractions. From delicious cuisine, shopping, leisure and sight-seeing, every traveler is spoiled. Break-taking beaches, gorgeous and impressive temples, to modern urban city, Thailand is a treasure where getting bored is not even an option. Prepare to be charmed by this exotic Thailand.

  • Float your way to the Market

Thailand’s floating markets are bustling, thrilling, and shows an insight of the local culture. The Damnoen Saduak floating market is the biggest and the most popular. The market is located about 100km outside of Bangkok. It is a good way to start your morning to explore this beautiful pearl of the country. The narrow canals and small wooden stilt houses are photogenic. A long-tail boat with food, gifts and souvenirs, clothes and fresh product are available. You may have breakfast at the market, a variety of food is at your service: noodle bowls, fresh fruits, stir fried rice, spring rolls, coconut pancakes and so on.

  • An escape to Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a charming destination with stunning beaches, great Big Buddha and various excursions. Chaweng is the most happening and famous beach with 5 km of golden sands. The island brags a range of night life and you have numerous entertainment options. From delicious street food to 5 star dining, you have a choice for your palates. Soak up in the local atmosphere to shop. Explore the particular charm of bargaining.

  • Thai Massage

An experience of a Thai massage in Thailand is the most invigorating feeling. This style of massage is popular around the world and is unique. Thai massage focuses on pressure points, it boosts your body. The treatment starts with the feet and continuously moves upwards toward the head. Methods like rhythmic compressions and manoeuvres are employed to relax and realign the energies in the body. Different amounts of pressure are used to energy lines throughout the body with the Ayurvedic principles of balancing one’s energy. Every city and small town have numerous massage parlour and the prices are low-cost compared to what you will pay back home.

  • A trip to Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is a sheer beauty tickling everyone’s fantasy. Stunning beach, amazing rock formation, tranquil, clear and turquoise waters tickling with exuberant marine life. It has a dynamic and vibrant night. It possesses world class diving and has rock climbing. The famous classic of Leonardo DiCaprio classic “The Beach” and James Bond were shot here.

  • Indulge in some street food

Gastronomical dream, Thai street food is a quintessential experience in Thailand. Wherever you go, there is ample food stalls. It’s heavenly to wander in the streets and it is safe. You can see what’s being cooked and it’s fresh. You interact with locals, an authentic touch. The food is delicious and low-costs. You can go to the same place every night and have different variety of meal. Street food is a unique and pure way to get in touch with the local culture.

  • White bits of Thailand

“Wat Rong Khun”, the White Temple is eye-catching. It is a unique, modern Buddhist Temple situated at 20 minutes of drive south of Chiang Mai. It was conceptualized and built by Thai artist, Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat. The artist showcased a surreal representation of what he thinks are obstacles to the path of enlightenment. The use of pieces of glasses in the plaster twinkles in the sun. The white colour represents the purity of Buddha, the glass conveys the Buddha’s wisdom and the Dhamma the Buddhist teachings. Its designs does not have the traditional style of other Buddhist Temples all along Thailand. It beholds the style of the Game of Thrones fortress.

  • Koh Phangan

The highlights of this stunning island are absolutely undeniable. From gorgeous beaches with powdered soft sand along to a dense jungle are the hat trick of the island. Koh Phangan is synonymous to party. Every month, more than thousands of people grace the Full Moon Party when the moon is full. The spiritual side of this island consist 20 temples and it has a small fishing village with a peaceful and unique air. The Island is full of adventure and outdoor pursuits: diving, snorkelling, Angthong Marine Park, kiteboarding and yoga.

  • Explore Sukhothai on bicycle

Sukhothai means the dawn of happiness. It is a UNESCO World Heritage City as it has a vast number of historical sites and temple ruins. The number one attraction is the Sukhothai Historical Park. While visiting the region, try to make some time at nearby Si Satchanalai Historical Park. The must-see temple ruins are Wat Mahathat and the giant seated Buddha at Wat Si Chum. At last, try the popular noodle fish named after the area Kuay thiao Sukhothai.

  • Chiang Mai

Spiritual capital of Thailand, a temple’s galore, there is a whole different activities to experience in Chiang Mai.

  1. Zip line through the jungle: Zip lining is a smart way to view the forests of Chiang Mai without long walking. Be a gibbon for the day and ace it through the trees.
  2. Play with elephants: Located from an hour from Chiang Mai city centre, the Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary where visitors can play, feed and bath these awesome creatures. It’s awe-inspiring.
  3. Temple hopping: there are about 200 temples in Chiang Mai. Indulge your inner self and seek enlightenment. Wat Chiang Man is the oldest in the city, Wat Chedi Luang is in the heart of the walled old town, Wat Phan Tao, and the city’s jewel Wat Prathat Doi Suthep.
  4. Night shopping spree: what’s more exciting than to shop at night. Many streets are closed to traffic and it is filled with vendors and stalls. There is so much to see, to do and to eat. There is a variety of stuffs available.
  • Try a cooking class

Thai food is absolute ecstasy. A balance of sweet, spicy and salty in the same dish. It is a delightful combination. The food is healthy, full of flavors and colorful. Fresh herbs, spices and fermented fish sauce are used in almost every meal. Thai cuisine is nutritious as fresh vegetables, lean meats and seafood are used. Thai cuisine is easy to learn and for foodies out there, it is a worth it experience.

  • Watch a boxing match

Thailand is the birthplace of Muay Thai. It is the national sport of Thailand. If you are a sport’s fan, it’s a must experience to watch the thrills and the electric atmosphere in the stadium. Muay Thai is famously widespread worldwide, it attracts a mass of visitors and travelers. Every town and city has a Muay Thai stadium but the best and largest venues can be found in Bangkok. Experience an authentic fight while you are in Thailand.

Thailand is an addictive and eco-friendly destination. It is a bundle of surprise and it offers everything from seducing beaches, an alluring culture, great shopping and mouth-watering cuisine. The locals are friendly and they have a laid-back approach to everyday life. Thailand is a colorful country in many ways. Make your trip worthwhile and dynamic while exploring this vibrant country with its huge array of activities.

Treatment for Sex Addiction: Psychodynamic Therapy

In my opinion, long-term psychodynamic therapy is the most efficient way to cultivate healthy personality development. The most comprehensive treatment combines the empathy, insight and relational abilities of a psychodynamic psychotherapist with the 12-step orientation and cognitive-behavioral strategies of an addiction specialist.

What IS Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

The primary focus of psychodynamic treatment is on patients’ internal structural deficits rather than on their addictive symptoms. Besides compensating and repairing deficits in the self stemming from childhood misattunements with early caretakers, it may also be the most appropriate treatment to help individuals cope with life stressors and painful emotional states that contribute to urges to engage in addictive sexual behavior.

The focus of this type of therapy is to enhance individuals’ self-regulation and self-care, and to foster their capacity for meaningful interpersonal connections. Psychotherapy serves these goals by facilitating the development of healthy ways to regulate emotional self-states, for getting appropriate needs met in reality, for resolving inner conflicts, and for taking care of oneself in a spectrum of areas.

Integration of the patient’s personality is an important element of psychodynamic therapy. Sex addicts live in two worlds; the “normal” world of work and love and the “secret world” of sexual acting out. This split in the personality results in the addict having different value systems and goals for each part of the personality. Psychodynamic treatment promotes personality integration by bringing together under the light of consciousness the split, denied, dissociated and repressed aspects of the person’s mental functions. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde finally become one.

Some General Principles of Psychodynamic Therapy

Focus is on affect and expression of emotions. The therapist helps the patient describe and put words to feelings, including contradictory feelings, feelings that are threatening, and feelings that the patient may not initially be able to acknowledge.

Exploration of attempts to avoid distressing thoughts and feelings.

Knowing, but not knowing at the same time is the result of various defenses the person uses to remain unaware. One aspect of this type of therapy is actively focusing and exploring these avoidances. Patient and therapist chip away at defenses so unconscious material can be brought to consciousness where there is a chance of changing and adapting to reality.

Identification of recurring themes and patterns. Self-defeating patterns in patients’ thoughts, feelings, self-concepts, relationships and life experiences are put under a microscope.

The past is alive in the present. Past experience, especially early family-of-origin issues, affects our relation to, and experience of, the present. The goal is not just to dwell on the past for its own sake, but rather to help people free themselves from the bonds of past experience in order to live more fully in the present.

Focus on interpersonal relationships

Psychodynamic therapy emphasizes patients’ interpersonal experience. Problematic interpersonal patterns interfere with a person’s ability to meet emotional needs.

Exploration of the entirety of mental life. Patients are encouraged to say whatever comes to mind. Thoughts can range over various aspects of mental life, including desires, cravings, fears, fantasies, dreams and daydreams. All of this is a rich source of information about how the person views self and others, interprets and makes sense of experience, avoids aspects of experience, or interfer4es with potential capacity to find greater enjoyment, ease and meaning in life.

The goals of this type of therapy extend beyond healing the symptom (compulsive sex) but also foster the positive presence of inner capacities and resources. These might include more fulfilling relationships, more effective use of one’s talents and abilities, maintain a realistic sense of self esteem, tolerate a wider array of strong feelings without acting out, have more satisfying sexual experiences, greater understanding of self and other and face life’s challenges with greater freedom and flexibility. These goals are explored through self-reflection, self-exploration and self-discovery that take place in the context of a safe and deeply authentic relationship between therapist and patient.

Personality Factors Common to Sex Addicts

Treated in Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Sexually compulsive behavior helps one manage fluctuating affects, self-sooth, and maintain self-esteem. Sex distracts from painful feelings and thoughts, counteracts inner emptiness, replaces feelings of fragmentation with an illusion of control, and temporarily bolsters self esteem.
  • Sexual activity is a form of self-medication, used to make unbearable feelings and self-states bearable. Addiction furnishes externally what cannot be provided internally.
  • Sexually compulsive individuals often have personalities with narcissistic features.
  • Poor capacity for self-regulation, self-efficacy and self-care
  • Sex Addicts tend to have difficulties sustaining relationships and feeling close to others.
  • Problems in family-of-origin where their individuality and needs were often ignored or punished.
  • In childhood, the true, authentic personality needed to go “underground” to please narcissistic parents; parts of the personality were then “split off ” and are enacted through sexual activity as the adult.
  • The person affected alternates between deprivation of needs/feelings and unrestrained indulgence. This state is marked by significant splitting and minimal integration. (The Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde Syndrome)
  • Deviant sex provides a much-needed connection with another without the “danger” of relatedness.
  • Brief sexual encounters are seen as emotionally safe. They have a fixed ending point, no strings attached and have little room for conflict. Furthermore, anonymous partners cannot readily reject the addict upon the discovery of his real or perceived flaws.
  • Many sex addicts have a strong wish for control and a fear of vulnerability. They feel internally fragile and prone to fragmentation.
  • Sexual behaviors allow a feeling of control, power, triumph or omnipotence that compensates for early-life feelings of helplessness and powerlessness. Most likely a ritualized sexual enactment turns trauma into triumph and is a repetition compulsion with the unconscious aim of repairing the original childhood trauma. Dysfunctional relationships developing out of the trauma are enacted through sexual activity.
  • The details of a sexual enactment, and the fantasies that fuel it, are laden with symbolic meaning and are an aid in understanding the themes of inner conflict driving the behavior.

The Fruits of Treatment

Psychodynamic therapy can help sex addicts to develop:

  • An understanding of the internal factors driving their sexual behavior;
  • Better self-regulation through internalization of the nurturance, containment and structure of the therapeutic environment;
  • Improved capacity for interpersonal relationships and healthy sexuality;
  • Improved capacity for working at an optimal level;
  • Improved access to creative inner resources;
  • Improved capacity to reflect on thoughts and feelings, with a resulting increase in inner control and a decreased need to act out unwanted mental states;
  • Integration of the private and public selves: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde become one;
  • The therapist explores the client’s sexual behaviors and fantasies in detail. Like dreams, they have symbolic meaning and aid in understanding the structure of the personality as a whole.

Further Reading

Shedler, J. (2011) “The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy”

Goodman, A. (1998) “Sex Addiction”

Bean, M. and Zinberg, N. (Eds) (1981) “Dynamic Approaches to the understanding and Treatment of Alsoholism”

Devastated by My Mother’s Death

On April 23, 2010 my world changed forever. The woman that made me the woman I am today was gone. What am going to do now? How am I going to go on? Who am I going to tell my thoughts and dreams? Who will be there to love me unconditionally? All of these thoughts crossed my mind and many more. I didn’t know where to start. My life as I knew it was changed forever. I would pick up the phone to call her and tell her something great that happened and then I would remember that she wasn’t there.

My children were left with a void. She was the most amazing grandmother and was always there for her grandchildren. My kids loved spending weekends at her house because she was a hands on grandma.

I don’t know where I got the strength maybe my mother gave it to me but I stood up at her funeral and spoke about her and the impact she had on my life. This was the woman that raised me, took care of me when I was sick and I always knew how much she loved me.

The good news life does go on. People don’t stop living because someone they love dies. I had my whole life ahead of me and my mother would want me to go on and live the best life I could. I have a lot of love inside of me to give and I can’t stop living now. My kids, my sister and my father still need me. I will always have all of the great memories and I have all of the good values that my mom taught me. She taught me to be a good person and always be there for your family they should always be your first priority. She taught me how to love life and laugh and to how live a happy life. I will always carry a piece of my mom in my heart. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her and her smile. She brought happiness to this world and this world will never be the same without her.

The good news is I am going on and living the best life I possibly can. I wake up every day with a smile on my face and a positive attitude. I realized that I have two choices in my life: Give up and withdraw from life or go on and make the best of the life that I have been given. Everyday on this earth is a blessing and it should not be taken for granted. Life is fragile and can taken away in an instant and you should try and live your life with no regrets.

My mother would be so proud of the road that I have chosen. I feel her around me all of the time and I know she is watching over my dad, my sister, my kids and me and she is making sure we are all OK.

The good news is that a relationship does not end when someone dies. You can still talk to them and ask them for advice. The relationship just changes. I will never stop talking to my mom. I know that she is listening to me and watching over me. I do have bad days, we all do. I let myself cry and miss her and then I think of the good times and all the love she brought to my life and everyone around her and that brings me peace.

Is IQ Enhancement Possible With Colloidal Gold?

Intelligence is more than simply abstract capacities or increased levels of concentration; of course these two are included in the general concept, but the intelligence coefficient is actually the sum of a whole range of mental capacities. Verbal and performance tests are usually the ones extensively used to identify the IQ level of an individual; however, science has proved that there may be improvements of the cognitive faculties thanks to the use of special nutrients and mineral supplements such as colloidal gold. This mineral suspension administered for a specific period of time improves the intellectual function remarkably.

In nature, there are two forms specific to this mineral: metallic gold and gold salts; of the two variants only the metal form is valuable for human health by medical applications. Highly non-toxic, metallic gold is the basis for the colloidal gold supplements that stimulate mental functions by increasing the conductive property between neurons. Studies show that a single month of colloidal gold administration dramatically increases the IQ level. The effects last for at least two more months after the colloidal gold treatment is interrupted. We could not ignore what colloidal gold extensive use could mean for the medical world.

Experiments were run on groups of people who were administered colloidal gold and Placebo treatment; their IQs had been measured beforehand in order to detect the expected modifications. The group who were administered colloidal gold for a month showed significant concentration capacity, whereas there was little modification in the case of those who were administered Placebo solutions. Colloidal gold administration was stopped for another month, and the study subjects were again tested; the IQ levels had remained superior to the before colloidal-gold treatment figures. The test was repeated once more after two months with the same amazing effect.

The encouraging results of many laboratory studies are the explanation for the increased use of colloidal gold in the treatment of the nervous disorders characterized by memory loss, lack of concentration and verbal deficiencies. The cost of a colloidal gold treatment for IQ improvement is very low, which makes it possible for all social levels to benefit for it. Whether scholastically, educationally or medically used, it is an acknowledged fact already that colloidal gold increases IQ levels for an extended period of time. However, administration should only start at the recommendation of a naturopath who is the best person to indicate the right dosage for the purpose.

The Astrological Ages

Astrologers agreed that the Earth has already seen the six ages of human existence from the Cavemen up to the present. Currently, we exist in transition between the Pisces and the Aquarius ages. The calculations, defining the end of one age and the beginning of another one, may differ. According to some the Piscean age ended long ago, while others claim that we still live in it.

In astrological mythology, Astrological age is a period of time of approximately 2160 years, comparable with the development of the inhabitants of the planet Earth, relative to their culture, civilization, and governments. Each age is associated with one of the twelve zodiac signs. Thus, each age will be repeated after the completion of the entire cycle, or in 25,920 years. The astrological age cycle proceeds in a retrograde direction. If forward movement is from Ares -> Taurus -> Gemini -> Cancer -> Leo, etc. then retrograde direction is inverted Leo -> Cancer ->Gemini-> Taurus -> Ares, etc.

As of today, we are near the end of the 6th movement of the ages and are approaching (or are at the beginning of) the New Age. The previous 6 movements of Astrological Ages are the following:

• The Age of Leo (Approximately start in 10,800 BC up to 8640 BC)

This age was the age of the Lion and the age of the Sun since the Sun is the ruler of Leo. It is known to be “The Golden Age” from the Ages of Man. It is the period of peace, harmony, stability on the planet. The size of the population was small and everything on Earth was in abundance and no starvation or crime existed in this era. People obtained food by hunting, gathering and agriculture. During this era, people developed primitive tools like stone knives, hammers, and javelins. Although the technology was rudimentary, it is amazing what people could achieve with it. Their works are now being discovered and show to the world, such as wall paintings in caves. The Earth was young, and no development of pollution was the products of this age.

• The Age of Cancer (Approximately start in 8,640 BC up to 6,480 BC)

This is known to be “The Age of the Great Mother.” Moon-ruled Cancer. It is the sign of motherhood, which is commonly associated with bearing, giving birth, caring and protecting. During this period, people learned the how to cultivate land and domesticate animals. They began to create a permanent dwelling and raise animals alongside with cultivation of lands for their livings.

• The Age of Gemini (Approximately start in 6,480 BC up to 4,320 BC)

This is under “The Age of Communication, Trade and the Twins” where the development of writing, counting and trades. As people acquired knowledge increases in this age, writing started to be used as a method of recording their activities. Merchandising and traveling also belong to this sign.

• The Age of Taurus (Approximately start in 4,320 BC up to 2,160 BC)

The Symbol of “Bull” and known for being “The Age of Earth, Agriculture, and the Bull”. The beginning of the creation of Pyramids in Egypt and the era of bull worshiping in Assyria, Egypt, and Crete. Egypt’s are well-known for their great architectural ability creating wonderful pyramids in fully natural materials without using the advanced technology in construction known today.

• The Age of Aries (Approximately start in 2,160 BC up to 0 BC)

Aries, the sign of fire and the symbol of ram give this era as “The Age of War, Fire and the Ram”, which is ruled by Mars. Iron Age was born in Aries where wars and colonialism on the rise, such as an expansion of empires in China, Persia, Greece, and Rome. The advanced armories are also specific to this era. During this era when Moses saves the Israelites from the Egyptians, the writing of the Old Testaments and the journey to the promise land occur.

• The Age of Pisces (Approximately start in 0 BC up to 2160)

This age is known to be the Judeo-Christian age. The period of existence of Christ and the Wisdom he brought to the humanity. This period is fading and perhaps gone!! Today we are transitioning to a new age, that’s why our soul needs guidance and hungry for HOPE because of war traumas, pain and hatred of the last two centuries.

In reaching the end of this era; we are in need to be prepared for the next journey and the new movement in the history of mankind, the Age of Aquarius. Age of the element AIR, meaning the mind that will bring greater technological advances of self-healing, compassion, intuition and spiritual cleansing.

Places to Visit in New York

New York is a buzzing, vibrant city which attracts thousand of tourists each and every year who come to experience its huge buildings, fantastic museums, quality restaurants and world-class shopping. New York is a place where you can find various multicultural and diverse populations, also it varies from desperately poor to the height of excess. This diversity and variation ensures an interesting and lively atmosphere and brings its own unique flavor in each district.

New York City boasts more for its amazing sights than anywhere else in the US, New York has a charm to make people feel as if they know the city before they’ve even been there. In my article I have mention the top-most places to visit and things to do in New York, so that the visitors can easily figure out the most important places to see. So if you are in USA planning next visit to New York then book visit us and book cheap airline tickets. So buy cheap flights to your travel destination now and save more money.

The Statue of Liberty: A lovely gift given by the people of France stands for what New York is all about. The best place to start exploring New York is from visiting The Statue of Liberty. It is one of the most prestigious as well as famous monuments in the world. For the visitors climbing up to 354 steps to reach the statue’s crown is a life time memorable experience and it is completely different from a postcard or photograph of the statue. The Statue of Liberty is situated in New York Harbor with standing on 12-acre Liberty Park. For a panoramic view of the city u must visit the observation deck. And in order to cherish the amazing engineering structure, you can tour the national monument. Viewing this beautiful statue is one of the moving experiences for the visitors.

Central Park: For providing some very much-needed open area for Manhattan’s fast growing expanding population, this 843-square-mile have been designed in the mid of 19th century. In the heart of concrete jungle the construction of Central Park have became a peaceful sanctuary among the New Yorkers. The park contains 58 miles of pavements and is encircled by a six mile loop. You can send your entire evening by taking a stroll along the park, Central Park is a major place of attraction for tourists and residents because for everyone of all ages the park has something to provide, beside walking and jogging you will also come across a marionette theater carousel, restaurants a zoo and an observatory. In the month of November and March you can see the famous ice rinks. For more added fun you can rent a boat from the Loeb Boathouse on the Central Park Lake.

Chelsea Galleries: Chelsea has become the art capital of New York during the nineties, as huge number of galleries has moved into the area. Chelsea Galleries is now an important stopping place for anyone having interest with the latest from the city’s contemporary art scene.

Visitors with the love for museum will find New York as a heaven, as New York offer a large number of world-class contemporary museums. Museum lovers will consider The Museum of Modern Art as one of the finest museum, which display more than 100,000 sculptures, paintings, photographs and prints. Pieces by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Claude Monet’s Water Lillies generally attract the visitors. The museum has about 30 million artifacts in its collection house. At the museum of Natural History the three halls for dinosaur are also highly impressive.

Sunset at Riverside Park South: On Riverside Boulevard at Riverside Park South there is a new 600-ft pier. You can bring your camera to capture the view up and down the Hudson; people find the place very romantic, spectacular and sweeping. People from all areas of the city gather over here to enjoy the spectacular views of sunset. You can also find outdoor restaurant, barbecues, bar and good music which goes well with the atmosphere.

Astroland Amusement Park: Situated at Coney Island offers various kind of adventurous games and wonderful rides. Cyclone Roller Coaster will bring thrills and chills to the kids as well as to the grown ups. The park has arcade game room where you can play all kinds of video games.

Even though New York can be very different but, it is quite clear that New York has a wide number of attractions to satisfy all tastes and this is without mentioning the New York Yankees Stadium, Chinatown, St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York Aquarium or the Radio City Music Hall. Being a big business city, you can still find many places to visit for both natives and tourists. You can come across many beautiful places to relax and refresh numerous parks, cars and skyscrapers, splendid beauty of nature.

The Importance of Following Fashion Trends

If you’re into fashion, you’ll understand why the world celebrates Fashion Week like it was Christmas. You’ll understand why they trip over their own feet trying to get a front-row seat and ogling at the super models who stride down the runway in the latest seasons’ collections by the several of the world’s renowned fashion designers. Fashion trends are something fashionistas cannot live without. It is their lifeline to what is hip, cool, fresh and fierce.

Fashion tells us a lot about a person, the way they dress, the way they put their outfits together indicates the kind of person they are on a daily basis. Even people who profess not to care about how they look still tell a story about who they really are or what they strive to be. One cannot say that they don’t care about fashion but not look a certain way, whether it’s to their detriment or success.

Fashion is not just wearing clothing that protects us from the elements. Fashion trends tell us what to wear when we are down in the dumps and when we are high up in the clouds. Fashion trends inspire chemistry and can be the start of a very beautiful love affair, as well as the end of one.

If the only permanent thing in the world is change, then this is certainly manifested in the world of fashion where change occurs as fast as a blink of an eye. It can quite challenging and confusing to follow fashion trends but follow them is what people do and do well in most cases. Case in point would be the purported fashion icons who are able to whip up outfits from the most casual to the most glamorous at any given day of the week or at any time of the day for that matter. They can be having a bad day but you wouldn’t know by their perfectly put-together outfits and the smiles they flash at the paparazzi. Paris Hilton could have just broken up with her latest guy during the morning while wearing designer jeans and top and party that same night in a silvery wisp of a dress.

But just who exactly starts these fashion trends and why do people follow them? Musicians like rock stars, athletes, actors and actresses and even political figures have been credited to start fashion trends. When someone influential decides they want to tell the world that being Emo is cool, expect the rest of the world to embrace the Emo trend and to see the world from one eye. People follow fashion trends are what categorize us as individuals or groups, what makes us stand out or what defines us to the rest of society. Fashion trends are frippery that makes us look like the rest of the world.

Another reason why people follow fashion trends is because they want to participate in a never-ending popularity contest. Trends in high fashion or “haute couture” are always carefully scrutinized and if found wanting, you can be sure to see it everywhere you look – on the runways, on TV shows, in the movies and even on your next-door neighbor. The trends can have price tags that can feed an entire third-world country but people would still go ahead and get the look. It all boils down to the fact that we all want to be liked and loved and this is one surefire way to have just that.

Fashion Development – A Historical Exposition

Fashion has been an age long phenomenon that has always surfaced in every human society across the world. Human beings all over the world have great need to cover themselves and also makeup in order to look good. Fashion trends have always showcased in every nation on a regular basis. Different kinds of fashion accessories and other fashion related products have continued to be in great demand all over the world.

Actually, fashion development has been a progressive thing. Generally, the term fashion refers to popular styles and practices seen in the area of clothing, makeup, footwear, furniture and accessories. However, the term mainly refers to clothing, makeup and accessories when considered in a strict sense. The development of fashion can be considered in four major phases namely, ancient, medieval, industrial revolution and contemporary phases. Let’s examine each phase.

Ancient Phase

Fashion development in the ancient phase dates back to the pre-historic era when people made use of local materials in producing the cloths they put on. In those days, animal skin and fur were mainly used. This was seen in ancient historical era of various cultures of the world. In the ancient era, cultural traditions influence the kind of styles and patterns used in the production of local wears. There was no widely accepted pattern or approach used. Clothing materials were either homemade or handmade.

Medieval Phase

The medieval phase in fashion development made a great impact in the history of fashion all over world. The era witnessed the emergence of local tailors and other dressmakers who used local fabrics in the production of different kinds of fashion attires. Fashion production in the period continued to improve from one level to the other. The renaissance period of 14th to 16th centuries that marked the end of the middle ages also made great impact in fashion development. During this period, great ideas about fashion started springing up in the lives of great men and women who later become famous fashion designers.

Industrial Revolution Phase

Fashion development got a huge boost during the period of industrial revolution that swept across Europe and America in the 18th century. It was a great period of change which saw the introduction of diverse methods of production. There was a widespread adoption of diverse kinds of industrial methods of mass production in the era. Mass production of fashion products became the order of the day in the period. Several big fashion firms emerged both in Europe and in the US during the era. Diverse kind of approaches and patters were also introduced in fashion production during the period. Several attires, wears and fashion accessories were also produced. Great fashion designers also emerged during the era.

The Contemporary Phase

After the industrial revolution, the contemporary period came to the fore. It all started in the early 20th century and also entered into the modern day era as well. Fashion development in this era has actually reached its pinnacle. The world is now witnessing the establishment of fashion plants in various countries. Great manufacturers of fashion products have also emerged. Sophisticated sewing machines and other tools have been invented for mass production of fashion products. Diverse kinds of approaches and patterns are also introduced in the fashion industry. Many countries now import and also export fashion products.

In all, fashion development is indeed a continuous process. It moves from one stage to the order. The world is now witnessing the development of fashion in the ever dynamic internet technology. Lots of fashion designers and their companies now operate online. The future is indeed very bright for fashion production across the world.