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8 Tricks Photographers Use to Make Foods and Drinks Look Better
It is the job of food photographers to make their photos look good. They can make their pictures look perfect by using some tricks of their trade. It is completely legal to do so because they are advertising the food with the picture and not the meal itself.
Underrated Love songs
In these crazy and uncertain times, where face masks are the requirement (or at least highly recommended) to go out and isolation isn’t all self imposed now, in the horrors of the Covid-19 Pandemic squelching our semblance of peace and security by even just stopping by the grocery store—- my recommendation is something that may seem trivial but it can be cathartic: love songs.
Dagney Has a Need for Speed
I’ve been thinking about getting rubber soled shoes for our dog. Something to slow her down when she slams through the doggie door at the back of the house when she hears a dog in the front. Actually, I don’t know is she sees, smells, or hears the intruder on the sidewalk because my senses do not alert me to the presence of the four-legged friends, but she always knows. After charging at full speed into the house, she slides on the wood floors barely maneuvering the corner before making it to the back bedroom window. This is where the rubber soles would be beneficial. They would grip the flooring and slow her down. Really would have been helpful the time she misjudged the distance and slid, headfirst, into the cabinets. Maybe a helmet would be good.
Cross paths with me so I can feel your energy transcend to the bone of my worries. Lift me from my pain so that I can never feel sorry
How To NOT Wear Your Mask
First, I would like to say sorry that it's been over a year since the pandemic hit us all in different ways and I'm just now sharing these helpful tips. But, I think once you finally read through them, you will see that I needed to go through a lot of embarrassment in order to compile a great list for you. Also, it's not easy to let everyone know that you've done some wild things with this face accesory! Lastly, feel free to laugh. If I can make you smile during these times, it's a pleasure...
Vocal Creators Support Group
There are already at least three very credible and helpful Facebook groups for Vocal Creators already Vocal Creators Saloon Vocal Media Creators Hub The Vocal Creators Lounge
10 Hacks to Help You Become a Period Ninja
It's that time of the month again. You know, your monthly visitor? Do you feel like your monthly cycle is a time where it's hard to get anything done? Do you find yourself feeling drained, tired, and moody every month? It's no surprise that the menstrual cycle can take such a toll on our bodies.
10 Life Lessons From My Cat
Cats are incredible. They are elegant, curious, independent, loving, simply magical companions, and they have a lot to teach us. Here are the 10 most important lessons I have learned from my cat, Agata
What is Intimacy and Sexology?
Throughout my life I heard the word "intimacy" and I always thought about physical touch or kissing. Maybe it was due to all of the romance movies I watched or the Stevie Wonder songs that talked about love like an all encompassing, touchy-feely, I would move mountains and stars for you, kind of way. Truth be told like most women I've probably seen one too many romantic comedies that feed us all unrealistic fluffy expectations of love. However, sex is no different. The majority (whether wanting to admit it or not) have watched enough porn to know how unrealistic the porn narratives we were first exposed to are. They are far different than the real act of sex in way more ways than one. Most of us aren't knocking boots with a hot plumber coming to unclog your sink with his "big plunger".
There's a lot of things I owe to The Little Mermaid: The singing lessons I got from Scuttle which I use to serenade my boyfriend; an unhealthy and irrational fear of sharks (like when you're getting out of a swimming pool and assume there's one behind you); recognising evil in people who look like the human version of Ursula... ...and the rewarding hobby of filling my house with random old crap.
My Miniature Hogwarts
My little sister became obsessed with Harry Potter last year. I mean obsessed. She'd never given the franchise much thought, but with the advent of 'DracoTok,' she became hooked, and she's spoken of little else ever since.
I remember it was a midsummer day in New Hampshire, The sky was clear and we were on our way to the beach. It was one of the few trips we had gone on as a "family" including myself, my brother Tommy, Mom and her boyfriend Eddie. The first stop of the day was to an open house for prebuilt modular homes. Mom thought it would be fun to look around for a cheap new house despite the fact we wouldn't ever be able to afford one. I understood why she wanted to keep her hopes up though, our house was a beaten down, single wide trailer with plastic sheeted windows and multiple holes in the roof. Locals and family friends had named it "The Hippie Shack".
'Loop Hero' is the Perfect Game for a Post-Covid World
While the title of this sophomore release from indie studio Four Quarters is appropriate, albeit bromide, I find it unfortunate that "Oblivion" is already a shopworn gaming trademark, because that is the word that keeps coming to mind as I loop my way closer and closer to 100 hours of game time.
If This, Then That Challenge Winners
Together with our partners at Decider, we asked our entire community to get inspired and create stories that shared the perfect formula to help viewers decide what to watch next by taking a show or movie that most people know and love, and making recommendations for fellow fans from there. After much deliberation, our sponsor and our judges have spoken.
Vaya con Dios Maria
“Good morning, Juliana,” I say. She doesn’t hear me or she’s just being rude, either way, she doesn’t answer me. We’ve been working together for years now. She works in produce, I’m a cashier. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time she’s said two words to me.
Semiotic Analysis of Emma Stone’s Revlon Advertisement & Its Sociological Effects
Advertisements have a powerful impact on the way we subconsciously view ourselves and the world around us. Effective advertisements, especially visual ones instill emotions and ideas into their audience regarding themes such as gender, body, and consumption. If we understand how advertisements manipulate us, we will become better able to identify the manipulating elements and avoid becoming brainwashed.
I dated nearly the entire zodiac—here's what happened
From the moment I got a boyfriend in college (late bloomer, I know) I started analyzing my significant others by their zodiac sign.
Mind Over Body - An Anti-aging Therapy
While viewing a scenery, our mind admires its spectacular view, carries the euphoria effect to the body. The outcome is a buoyant soul. Proven or not, this butterfly effect is damn real and one can feel it. We have implied this cause-and-effect theory in our lives. It’s time to relate these concepts to our lifespan. Birth and death of a living creature balances the ecosystem. Year by year, we grow old, our body gives way for the degeneration. This is quite natural and we can’t stop it. It affects the mind, causes the body to fasten up the aging process, hence our lifespan reduces fast in the speed of a race car.
How COVID Helped Me Love My Body
COVID changed just about everything last year. I consider myself lucky to have my health, but the pandemic changed the landscape of my body in a way that I struggled to come to terms with for a long time.
Movies Can Be Good Without Being Thought Provoking
As much as people love movies that can challenge our way of thinking and sense of morality, it’s nice to watch movies that we can relax and enjoy. While it’s important we have films like The Trial Of The Chicago 7 and Judas And The Black Messiah, sometimes films like those can be overbearing to watch one after the other. People loved the reboot Godzilla movies because of one simple thing, and it’s not just because they grew up with them. It’s because we could enjoy giant monster fighting. No one really cared about a philosophical debate of humankind and whether or not they should live amongst a new kind of god. We just want Godzilla to do his iconic roar and fight other giant monsters.