5 Topics Not to Bring Up On Your First Dateby Aly Walansky
The worst thing a woman can bring up on a first date is marriage. A guy wants to get to know you first – see if he’s interested. The mere mention of marriage is enough to send him running in the opposite direction and is a guaranteed way to make you look desperate.
2. Past relationships
No one wants to hear your “how he done me wrong” story on a first date, especially if you’re still bitter and hurt about it. He also doesn’t want to hear about the wonderful guy in your past you’re still hung up on and are certain to compare him to.
Whatever is stressing you out, keep it to yourself. You don’t want to download your issues on a new guy on the critical first date. Let him think you’re fun and carefree – and most importantly drama free. Guys hate conflict and drama.
7 Topics You Constantly Bring Up In Conversation And Everyone Hates Your Fucking Guts For It
There are some things people just don’t need to hear about when they talk to you. These are those things. Kindly commit them to memory and never, under any circumstance, talk about them again. Thanks.
I remember when my daughter tried to bring up the topic of sex with me. She was so uncomfortable and so hesitant to actually use the word or ask her questions. But you know what? She did it! It was tough, but she felt comfortable enough with me to ask.
In retrospect though, I wish I had brought up the topic for her. Look at the items below and see which ones you need to bring up with your kids. If they’re not ready to talk about it, they’ll let you know. But just by bringing it up, you’ll signal to them that these topics are not off limits. Use our TALK Conversation Starters to get the discussion going.
Geissele Automatics – Super Dynamic Combat Trigger (SDC)
Geissele Automatics is well known for highly reliable, fantastic-feeling triggers for the M4 and AR15 family of weapons. With their flat-faced “Super Dynamic” series, these look nothing like the standard triggers that we are all used to seeing in our weapons. I’ll point out that I use a Geissele SSA trigger in my duty weapon, and have for several years. It’s a trigger that breaks clean, and that I don’t bother lubing or playing around with. My SSA has 10,000+ rounds through it, but its been loaned more than a few times, and the actual count can only be guessed at. What can’t be guessed at is how well its held up, and how clean the trigger feels.
In looking at the Super Dynamic Combat Trigger (SDC), my largest question is how well the flat-faced trigger is going to feel. I’ve shot enough 1911s with similar triggers that I didn’t expect to dislike it, which is why I grabbed a handful of other people to jump in on our testing. What was the general feeling for this odd-looking little beast? Click the picture to read the thoughts and comments we came up with.
Satechi introduces Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Trigger for Canon cameras
Satechi has announced the BT Smart Trigger for Canon DSLR cameras. It’s essentially a wireless shutter trigger that you can control from an iOS device, and it utilizes the latest Bluetooth 4.0 as the wireless protocol, ensuring that you have a solid and fast wireless connection at all times, with a max range of 50 feet.
What’s perhaps more impressive is that Satechi claims that its Smart Trigger is capable of a battery life of up to 10 years, which seems almost impossible in a world where smartphones can’t even last a half-day. Either way, the Smart Trigger is compatible with a wide range of Canon cameras, including the 5D Mark III, Rebel T4i, and 60D.
Find Your Emotional Triggers on this listWhat Triggers Your Emotions?
The strengths that have helped you to succeed are also your greatest emotional triggers when you feel someone is not honoring what makes you special.
When your brain perceives that someone has taken or plans to take one of these things away from you, then your emotions are triggered.
You react with anger or fear, then you quickly rationalize your behavior so it makes sense.
10 Common--and Effective--Emotional Triggers
Once you identify the target audience for your marketing messages, you need to consider which emotional triggers you can connect to those messages. Following are 10 common emotional triggers that you can tie into your marketing messages to make the sale.
1. Fear: Fear is an emotion that can be used in a wide variety of marketing messages. Insurance companies often appeal to the emotion of fear with messages like "Don't get caught with too little insurance."
2. Guilt: Consumers are easily affected by messages that trigger emotions of guilt. Nonprofit organizations use the guilt trigger effectively in copy such as "Don't let them suffer anymore."
3. Trust: Trust is one of the hottest trends in marketing, and every company seems to be trying to jump on the trust bandwagon in their marketing messages. Financial companies are leading the way with messages like "no hidden fees."
4. Value: Value is another hot trend in marketing, and many promotions appeal directly to the emotional trigger of getting a good deal. For example, promotional messages that say "If you find a better price for the same product, we'll match it" are effective in piquing feelings related to value.
5. Belonging: Few people truly want to be alone. Human nature dictates that most people want to feel like they belong to a group, and customers often purchase products in an attempt to feel part of a specific group. Many companies effectively appeal to consumers' desires to belong, using copy like "You're part of the family."
6. Competition: The old adage of keeping up with the Joneses is an adage for a reason. Many consumers are affected by a competitive desire to feel equal to or better than their peers. Copy like "Make them drool" is a great example of a message that elicits feelings of competition.
7. Instant Gratification: We live in a world where people expect instant gratification in all aspects of their lives. Messages that cater to a sense of urgency are well-received by consumers who already desire instant gratification. Use words like now, today, in one hour or less, within 24 hours, and so on to appeal to the emotional trigger of instant gratification.
8. Leadership: A lot of consumers want to lead the way in trying new products, and this audience responds strongly to marketing messages that appeal to their feelings related to leadership. Messages that make them feel like they're first or in control are powerful for this audience. Phrases such as "Be the first on your block" effectively appeal to the emotional trigger of leadership.
9. Trend-setting: Many consumers want to feel cool or trendy, so appealing to those emotions in copywriting is fairly standard. Variations of "all the cool kids are doing it" are commonplace in copywriting and can be used to market a wide variety of products and services to an even wider audience. The famous Gatorade ad featuring Michael Jordan and the copy "Be like Mike" is a perfect example.
10. Time: In the 21st century, people are busier than ever. As such, they desire more free time to pursue personal interests, spend time with family and friends, and so on. Marketing messages that appeal to that desire for more free time are extremely effective, such as "Cut the time it takes to vacuum your house in half."
There are many emotional triggers that you can use to evoke feelings among your target audience and move them to action through your marketing messages.
Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/205240#ixzz2kijlkmPn
I was talking with a group of managers at a recent seminar I was facilitating, when in the middle of a discussion about applying emotional intelligence and neuroscience to management and coaching, one of the managers asked, How do I communicate with someone who is irrational?”
The question triggered the topic of this post. I asked myself, how would I use neuroscience and emotional intelligence to coach this person and address his question? I assumed by his facial expressions, tone of voice and body language that he was emotionally triggered and that’s my logical starting point. http://mindful-matters.net/2012/11/27/unraveling-emotional-triggers/
How Much of Your Presentation Will They Remember?
The bad news for anyone delivering a presentation is that, despite all your hard work and careful choice of content to include in your presentation, most of it will go in one ear and out the other.
Researchers once ran a test to measure how much of a presenter’s message sticks in the minds of their audience. They found that immediately after a 10-minute presentation, listeners only remembered 50% of what was said. By the next day that had dropped to 25%, and a week later it was 10%.http://jackmalcolm.com/blog/2012/08/how-much-of-your-presentation-will-they-remember/
Loud & Clear: Tips to Make Him Hear You
Here’s how to ensure that what you say doesn't go in one ear and out the other.
As women, we all know how hard it is to get our men to understand us. We talk to them and then we get the stare — you know, the one that looks like we just spoke a foreign language. Either he does that or he will respond with something completely off base or something that makes you really upset. This is when the argument begins and ruins the whole night or day.
"Nothing Compares 2 U"
It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since u took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since u took your love away
Since u been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
I said nothing can take away these blues
`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u
It's been so lonely without u here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong
I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they'd only remind me of you
I went to the doctor and guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said, "Girl, you better try to have fun no matter what you do."
But he's a fool
`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u
All the flowers that u planted, mama
In the back yard
All died when u went away
I know that living with u baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try
Nothing compares 2 u
Including nearly everything possible.
Let's say someone's leaving home because they found a nicer spot in the area. People tend to move virtually all of their older belongings into the new place. When a person takes almost everything with them, the phrase "everything but the kitchen sink" is used.
After losing my job, my family had to move into a smaller and less expensive home. We took everything but the kitchen sink from our old spot when we moved into our new place.
Everything but the kitchen sink - comes from World War Two when everything possible was used to contribute to the war effort...all metal was used for the U.S arsenal. The only objects left out were porcelain kitchen sinks. Does anyone still have a porcelain sink?
At Everything But the Kitchen Sink, there's always room for home textiles
Everything But the Kitchen Sink, which celebrated its 35th anniversary five months ago, began as a gift shop selling ‘little fun things' within a 400-square-foot space. Today, it occupies more than 15,000 square feet at the same address stocked with just about everything but the kitchen sink.
"Because of the store's name, we could include anything we wanted," said Suzanne Edgar, manager.
For example, when owner Missy Lickle's daughter decided to open a children's wares business, she set up shop at Everything But the Kitchen Sink in a section of the store. Since then, she opted out of the business. But her children's department remains.
More recently, another unexpected assortment - women's jackets, jewelry, and scarves - has been added in response to customer demand, which has increased since a store in the area selling those items shut down.
"Papa Don't Preach"
Papa I know you're going to be upset
'Cause I was always your little girl
But you should know by now
I'm not a baby
You always taught me right from wrong
I need your help, daddy please be strong
I may be young at heart
But I know what I'm saying
The one you warned me all about
The one you said I could do without
We're in an awful mess, and I don't mean maybe - please
Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my baby, oh
I'm gonna keep my baby, mmm...
He says that he's going to marry me
We can raise a little family
Maybe we'll be all right
It's a sacrifice
But my friends keep telling me to give it up
Saying I'm too young, I ought to live it up
What I need right now is some good advice, please
Daddy, daddy if you could only see
Just how good he's been treating me
You'd give us your blessing right now
'Cause we are in love, we are in love, so please
Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
Oh, I'm gonna keep my baby, ooh
Don't you stop loving me daddy
I know, I'm keeping my baby
Parents Need to See the Light / They Need to Understand
Dear Ann Landers: I am a married woman who is terribly concerned about my younger sister. She is 20 years old and blind. My blind sister lives with our parent in a comfortable home and has everything she wants but she is pathetically lonely.
She attends a school for the blind and the few friends she has are sightless. My parents refuse to allow her to date because they fear she might end up marrying on of the blind men. This, they insist, would impose a double financial burden on the family.
Many of the unsighted [that] my sister knows have jobs and seem to be getting along well. I have never discussed with m parents their treatment of my sister because I don't want to interfere.
Please tell me what is the right thing to do. Should I stand by and let my sister spend the rest of her life sitting in her bedroom listening to the radio, or should I have a frank talk with my folks?
Ann Landers says: For heaven's sake, speak up and save this girl. Many blind people who marry have a wonderful life together.
If you sister isn't receiving training that will equip her to be self supporting, she should be. And you need to tell you parents for me that their restrictions on the girl's social life are cruel. A 20-ear-old should be allowed to date any respectable man.
The Fishing Reel: Types of Fishing Reels(рибарски макари)
How to Reel In a Large Fish
Reeling in a large fish can be very hard.
1. Let the rod do the work once you know you have solidly hooked the fish.
2. Work the fish closer and closer to you by pulling the rod tip up, then reeling rapidly as you drop the tip down.
3. Use the space around you if you are fishing from shore.
4. Wear out big fish before landing them on the boat.
5. Use the boat to your advantage.
Glee clubs strike a chord in Singapore
Hit American TV series inspires schools to set up own show choirs
Students from the Singapore Show Choir Academy doing their rehearsals at Scape. The academy began lessons earlier this month and provides free professional training for youngsters who show talent.
Glee, the hit American TV series, may be winding up next year but Singapore's own version of Glee clubs are starting to take off.
Schools and professional instructors say that interest in show choirs, which meld dancing, elaborate costumes and acting - think Broadway with pop songs - has been surging over the last year.
Glee clubs strike a chord in SingaporeHit American TV series inspires schools to set up own show choirs.
Rihanna's 'Styled to Rock' tries to strike a chord on Bravo
Yes, "Styled to Rock," produced by the pop star, is very much like that other design show. There's a big A-lister to head up the series, and a team of "mentors" that guide the designers through competition.
The difference, says Rihanna: They're "designing to define an artist's image."
After making her big entrance to greet the contestants, we actually don't see much of Rihanna. They're all competing for 100 K and a space on her design team, though, so she will return.
Poles strike a chord
This is not a winter, according to international pianist and Chopin master Piotr Tomasz and MC for the Embassy of Poland recital, Wojciech Woclaw. Real winters are found in Cracow, Poland, but in Australia we smile a lot and make visitors welcome according to this pair of ambassadors for music and the culture of Chopin and their Poland.
And how charming this evening of Chopin music was with moments to send the mind meandering and enjoy the mastery of Tomasz as he made a baby grand sound like a concert grand and Chopin’s Mazurkas and Polonaise Heroique a perfect accompaniment to those thoughts.
Ghazals strike a chord with Jews in Israel
Singer Pankaj Udhas to perform in Tel Aviv today.
Even though listening to ghazals is like a tradition in India, this soft classical music has a huge fan following in Israel too. Not only is it popular among Jews who migrated from India to Israel decades ago, but has spread to other Jews over the years.
Their love for ghazals will see Indian ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas perform once again at a concert in the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv on October 21. Udhas performed in Israel two years ago and 2,000 people attended the concert.
Fifty-year-old Benjamin Samuel, organiser of the show, migrated to Israel from Ahmedabad about 40 years ago. Yet, he vividly recalls his mother listening to ghazals by famous singers for years even after settling down in Israel. “That was the primary reason why I first invited Udhas to Israel for a performance two years ago,” said Samuel over telephone from Israel.http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report-ghazals-strike-a-chord-with-jews-in-israel-1906390
The Ultimate Definition of Respect: Submitting to and Respecting Authority
As a parent I can surely tell you that when your kids don't show you respect, it is really hard not to want to ground them until they're 30—at least. We all try to instill the importance of honoring authority into our kids. Yet, we all have more than a little trouble honoring the authority that's over our own lives.
Remember the old saying, "Do what I say, not what I do?"
We all want it. We all expect it. Yet, we want others to earn it from us. How is that supposed to work?
Teenager arrested for Facebook post beaten up in prison
Things aren’t getting any better for a 19-year-old video gamer who has been locked up since March for the remarks he made over Facebook. The father of the teen now says his son is being beaten up while he waits to stand trial.
In an interview with National Public Radio that aired Wednesday, Jack Carter said his son Justin has suffered countless injuries since being locked up in a Texas detention facility more than three months ago.
"Without getting into the really nasty details, he's had concussions, black eyes, moved four times from base for his own protection," Jack Carter told NPR. "He's been put in solitary confinement, nude, for days on end because he's depressed. All of this is extremely traumatic to this kid. This is a horrible experience."
Prisoner abuse isn’t anything new, but the so-called crime that’s left Justin Carter facing potentially eight years in prison could be unprecedented. He’s been locked up without trial since late March after authorities were alerted to a Facebook message that Carter says he made in jest.http://rt.com/usa/teen-facebook-arrested-prison-628/