The Thirty-Something-Year-Old Little Girl

What are you doing? Reading Enid Blyton all over again? How old are you? Why are you watching YouTube videos about young celebrities? They’re kids, for goodness’ sakes! How come you visit TMZ and eOnline so many times a day? And I like Robert Pattinson, for your information, and some other moms actually think I am bonkers.

That’s what I get, CONSISTENTLY, when I tell people what I do during my free time. Watching celebrity interviews, goggling and Googling young, hot celebrities and reading children’s books… I’ll admit that it is not something that a thirty-something woman does with her free time.

Well, you know what? I’ll continue doing it until I don’t feel like doing it anymore because doing these things makes women like me feel younger. It keeps things in a, sort of, dream-like state and takes us away from reality (if that is what one is looking for) because reality can be (very often) overwhelming.

Outdoors and trying to feel alive

The other thing that women MY AGE should do is to get outdoors and have some real fun! I’ve not been on a bicycle since I touched my twenties and when I did it again, the feeling was liberating. It’s like you’ve been waiting for the candy for years and years and years only to be told that you can’t because it’ll all go to your nether regions behind; and then one day, someone hands you the candy.

Liberating is the word.

Keeping your heart young

You know how we complain to our neighbors or best-friend about how boring life is because you’re caught in this endless cycle of chores that never ends. I mean, really… does it ever end? You think you’re done with the batch of laundry? Done? Think again. Here comes another batch.

The conundrum of everyday life… sigh… if it doesn’t catch you now, it’ll catch you sooner of later and if you don’t put effort into keeping your heart from getting old, you will EVENTUALLY feel a little lived-out. Like you’ve lived but not lived enough. What a horrible feeling that must be.

Pushing yourself to do those things simply because…

I know, I know… there will be doubts, there will be questions about how will you ever find the time? About the floor’s going to be filthy? Or your clients are going to be calling you?

But if we really see the benefits of doing something that makes that little girl (or guy) in us happy, we schedule ourselves into our organizer… that’s what we do!

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Celebrities With A Bigger Purpose Making A Bigger Difference

Celebrities can not help the fact they that are so popular. We see them all over television on network television and cable and satellite channels. It is us after all, the adoring fans that create them and make them popular in the first place. If we did not care about what was going on in their lives, they would not become so famous. It might seem to most of us average unknown people that celebrities seem to be really full of themselves, and some defiantly are, but not all of them.

If we keep up to date with the news, not the celebrity stuff, but important world event news, we should realize that there are celebrities that have made room for more things in their lives besides themselves.

So many of the celebrity entertainment programs that we watch, whether they come on network television or on cable or satellite channels, often do a lot more reporting on the latest scandals that the most currently hot celebrities are immersed in. Many of us can not resist interest in who has done what and to whom. It is human nature to want to listen to gossip, especially if it is true.

Something more important about human nature is hopefully a common desire to help others and in some way make a substantial contribution to the society we live in. Sometimes the stir that some celebrities cause by what project they are working on or what trouble some have gotten themselves into, can overshadow the tremendous humanitarian works that many other famous ones are involved in.

The musician known as Bono, who has been the lead singer and lyricist of the famous group, U2 has become known world wide not only for his music, but also for his humanitarian efforts in Africa. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and was given the status of honorary knighthood in the United Kingdom.

Other celebrities following his lead, especially concerning Africa, are Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and George Clooney. They are using their status to promote attention to the deplorable conditions of the people in Darfur in Sudan, Africa. Pitt and Jolie have adopted one orphan child from Cambodia and one from Ethiopia. Oprah Winfrey has recently started an all girl school for underprivileged girls in South Africa.

It would not be fair to leave out a lesser known actor and comedian that constantly encourages a greener and better world. Ed Begley Jr. has played characters in several television shows and has become an outspoken activist for all things green or things good for our planet. He promotes all kinds of environmentally friendly products and currently has a show on HGTV called Living with Ed.

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Hot Tattoo Designs – Discover 3 Hot Tattoo Designs That Will Make You Look So Hot

If you’re looking for hot tattoo designs then I strongly suggest you to continue reading on. In this article you’re going to learn three hot tattoo designs for your next tattoo. First is about having a celebrity for your tattoo, next a family member tattoo, and lastly, animal tattoos. By the end of this article you will understand the simple meaning of each tattoo and you’ll also learn which one fits your taste about tattoos.

1. Celebrity

Okay our first type of hot tattoo idea is about celebrities.

Now who wouldn’t want a very hot celebrity printed in their body? If you’re a guy like me, then it would be pretty hot to have a celebrity like Megan Fox printed on your shoulder right? Having a celebrity tattoo is probably one of the hottest designs for a tattoo.

2. Friend or Family Member

Now our second type of hot tattoo idea is about family members.

If you want a family member to live forever, you can have them as a tattoo. This expresses your love to your family and it’s quite revealing that you’re a family guy/girl. Having a family member as a tattoo is actually used by some people to immortalize a deceased family member.

3. Animals

Our last tattoo design is about animals.

Now when you want to express strength, courage, or endurance then animal tattoos will suit you best. People use hot tattoo designs such as lions, wolves, or tigers to express strength to other people. They hope that having that particular animal tattoo will help them have the courage or strength that is being perceived from the animals.

There you go. I hope you find this article useful. This is pretty much what I have designed my own body and I think it’s really cool to have these designs. Just always remember that having celebrities, friends, family members, or animals is one cool design to have in your body. Most people consider having these tattoos and I’m pretty sure that these will fit you as well.

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Be Hot To Girls – Get The Ideal Body Proportions

Exercising is not only for health, but also to attract the opposite gender. There are different gauges for attractiveness of males in different countries. Girls from a certain country may feel that a guy should have big bulging muscles, while others may feel otherwise. Some girls like abdominal muscles, while some think it is too much.

Amidst these vastly varying opinions, there is one consensus applicable across all geographical and cultural sectors. That one similar point which girls find most attractive in a male body is a good shoulder to waistline ratio. According to Wikipedia, girls find guys with a good body proportion, otherwise known as a shoulder to waistline ratio of approximately 1.6, the most attractive.

This possibly gives us a big hint as to what constitutes attractiveness in a male body to girls and society.

However, a guy with shoulder to waistline ratio of 1.6 means neither of the following. It neither means that a guy with a muscular shoulder but with a fat stomach looks good, nor does it mean that a really skinny guy with a slim waistline but with no shoulder broadness look good. Both extremities are not considered attractive. I am sure you agree with me on that point. You have probably seen a really buff-looking guy but with an equally big stomach. That is bad body proportion. Also, a really skinny guy with abdominal muscles, but no muscle whatsoever elsewhere is not attractive looking.

You need some size, albeit not too much. You also want to have a slim waistline ideally. Good bodies can be found in movies such as ‘Fight Club’, ‘Twilight’ and ‘Ninja Assassin’.

I know when I raise the previous point, there will be people violently disagreeing, thinking that the actors in these movies are way too skinny and that Ronnie Coleman’s body is the only ideal. I respect your opinion but I still hope that you understand that a celebrity body is considered far more attractive today.

So now, I suppose you agree with most, if not all of my points. To summarize, the attractiveness of a fit male is characterized most strongly by the shoulder to waistline ratio. A good body proportion shows the level of fitness of the individual too.

There are other factors which affect the attractiveness of the male body too. I am pretty sure that ladies, other than finding shoulder to waistline ratio important, will find overall muscle size and definition important too.

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Top 10 Celebrity Breakups We Cheered For

There used to be a time in history when the only celebrity that anyone knew about was the leader of their country. Enter the age of television and the talkies and that changed as the world stepped up their view on what was hot or not! Fast forward half a century and celebrities have been born out of actors, musicians, sports figures and even other celebrities. However, one thing has not changed throughout history – we still love hearing that so and so broke up. This Top 10 features the celebrities that we’ve out and out cheered about when they broke up. The breakup has given the common man or woman the hope that he or she might one day be more than just an avid admirer from a distance.

10. Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel

She was his “Uptown Girl” and he was her Rockin’ musician husband. Married in 1985, Billy Joel was at the height of his career and his personal life when married to his supermodel wife Christie Brinkley. For a time she served as his muse with many songs supposedly inspired by her beauty. Alas it was not meant to be. Their marriage ended in 1994 when she was still 40 and smoking hot, while arguably his career was turning cold. Since then Christie has married twice more, while Billy was on the market for about 10 years before getting hitched to former “Top Chef” hostess Katie Lee.

9. Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin

Like Christie and Billy, Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin were both in their younger prime and at the top of their careers when married. Both were the object of desire for men and women the world over – him with a smoldering manly machismo and her with her sultry leggy blonde looks. Unfortunately their marriage of nine years from 1993-2002 ended in an ugly court battle that occasionally resurfaces today. Kim continues to work in spurts despite agoraphobia while Alec has been steadily working since the split and is enjoying resurgence in his career on NBC’s “30 Rock.” Unlike Christie and Billy, both Kim and Alec are still footloose and fancy free – though the ongoing publicity concerning their divorce might cause a little friction between any possible suitors.

8. Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

Long before the couch jumping tirades tarnished his image, Tom Cruise had a respectable life and career along with his wife Nicole Kidman and their two adopted children. Tom was an established star when he met Nicole on the set of “Days of Thunder.” And all remained quiet on the storm front from 1990-2001 until they split, which was supposedly a shock to Nicole. After the divorce, Nicole’s star continued to rise above the cumulus nimbus in such blockbusters as “Moulin Rouge!”, “The Hours” and “Cold Mountain.” Meanwhile Tom’s career was briefly hot before scandals started cropping up over his devout belief in Scientology. In the ensuing years, Tom would face more troubles personally and in his career before finding his next true love Katie Holmes and having a daughter. As for Nicole, she also found another true love in Keith Urban and is also expecting a bambino on the way.

7. Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora (and Tommy Lee)

In the second case of musician meets model, then marries model, then screws it up, we have Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora. However, before the genetically gifted actress/model married the Bon Jovi guitar grinder, she was married for seven years to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. Like the marriage to Tommy, Heather and Richie only tonsel tangled for seven years before they divorced last year. Richie continues to tour and date hot women including Denise Richards while Heather has supposedly moved on as well. And if you’re into models or rockers, all three are still on the market.

6. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck (and P-Diddy)

At some point in the 1990s, an “In Living Color” girl became the It girl known for her pipes, acting career and the one attribute that no one could deny – her derriere. And like a magnet, Jennifer Lopez attracted many suitors including Ben Affleck and Sean “P-Diddy” Combs. Though she didn’t tie the knot with either of the would-be better halves, her relationship with the two made headlines world round mainly due to her often skimpy outfits while playing arm candy. Case in point – Bennifer in action for her music video “Jenny from the Block.” However, she was just as skimpy for “Puff Daddy,” as the multiple monikered mogul was then known, when they appeared arm-in-arm at the 2001 Grammys, where she revealed many of her assets in a see-through green gown. Since his first Bennifer years, Ben has moved onto another Jennifer – Jennifer Garner, his co-star in the flop “Daredevil.” And after a string of failed relationships and one failed marriage, Jennifer has settled down with fellow Latino crooner Marc Anthony with whom she now has fraternal twins. Once both low-end A-Listers, they seem to have fallen from the media’s good graces and can be seen irregularly trying to restart their careers.

5. Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke (and Gary Oldman)

Perhaps Quentin Tarantino’s epic two-part story “Kill Bill” should have been called “Kill Ethan” for the idiocy that Ethan Hawke displayed whilst still married to uber-svelte Uma Thurman. However before she soared with the Hawke, she was married to notable thespian Gary Oldman for two years in the early 90s. Unfortunately, their careers and lives supposedly didn’t jive so they separated. In a surprising turn, Uma married another notable up and coming thespian eight years later though Ethan was supposedly not satisfied with Uma during their marriage from 1998-2004 and decided to delve into others’ waters. Learning of his transgressions, she moved on with dignity and has continued her career and life with her characteristic combination of beauty and brilliance. It was recently announced that Uma is once again off the market with a new engagement announcement. Meanwhile it seems the Hawke has some new wings of his own with the announcement earlier this year that the stork will be once again visiting his nest.

4. Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz (and Brittany Spears)

Women across the world love the idea of this young man crooning to them, shaking his hips and beat-boxing his way into their hearts. No, we’re not talking about Elvis; we’re talking about Justin Timberlake, the once Mickey Mouse clubber turned teen heartthrob turned sex symbol. There are a few women that would like to see him Bringing Sexy Back including former flames Cameron Diaz and Brittany Spears. While Brittany has yet to regain the foothold back to a respectable career, Cameron Diaz is a hottie in her own and has done justice to her career since her split with JT. Alas, it seems she is also off the market since she’s dating model Paul Sculfor. As for the chart topping object of women’s desire, he went from hot to hotter dating Scarlett Johansen and now is reportedly wooing Jessica Biel.

3. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

In another case of loins overcoming brains, Ryan Phillippe was the excuse that Reese Witherspoon needed to end her marriage – to him! After seven years of marriage and citing “irreconcilable differences” amidst rumors of extramarital hanky-panky, the blond bombshells split. Arguably, Reese has had a better career in their marriage and after while every once in a while a picture will pop up with the oft-forgettable Ryan in the lead. However, Reese seems to have moved on to Hollywood’s next best thing – Jake Gyllenhaal. As for Ryan, he’s off the market, too, dating Australian actress Abbie Cornish.

2. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

For five glorious years from 2000-2005, Jennifer Aniston was married to who-is-known as one of the hottest men alive, Brad Pitt. And she’s no troll living under the Hollywood sign either! However, their wedded bliss was not meant to be; the It couple of the 2000s would soon be replaced with Brad in the saddle again with Angelina Jolie (see No. 1). As Brad’s star has continued to rise personally and professionally, it seems that Jennifer can only continue to rise as well since she’s latched onto rising star musician John Mayer.
1. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton

While Angelina Jolie is arguably one of the hottest women on the planet, her choice in companions has seemed rather eclectic. So when she married Billy Bob Thornton in 2000, the media and general population were left wondering what the heck happened. And three years later, they were then cheering as they separated due to “changing overnight.” Most men wish they could have been the reason Angelina changed, but within a few years she had latched onto our No. 2 man, Brad Pitt. Since then they have expanded her brood adding more kids through adoption and the natural method. Meanwhile, neither Angelina nor Billy Bob’s career has been hurting since the breakup. But Billy Bob still remains an eligible bachelor, though he has told numerous journalists that Angelina was the last time he was walking into a court with a marriage license!

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Beyond Your Small Business Ideas

People expect Quick results and immediate rewards when they realize their small business ideas. When the first excitement of having their own small business fade off, the vast majority say to themselves that it’s not paying off as they expected. They give up.

To be able to reach your goal of success, you can’t let the initial workload and obstacles stop you. As all entrepreneurs at start, you will face the situation of having a negative income, you’ll spend more money than you earn.

When hit by this reality, most people drops out of the race. Whit the tail between their legs, they go back to their previous job.

The main reason of this situation is that there is a general misconception ; “It’s easy to convert small business ideas into a real small business”. “It’s easy to maintain the new business”. However, if you’re able to look beyond humps and bumps, your business will prosper and you can reap the rewards.

The conception that it’s a piece of cake to turn small business ideas into a thriving small business, have it’s home in fairytale books. To start and maintain a business will take both your time and some of your money.

Any successful small business entrepreneur will tell testify that at the start, they spent countless of hours in front of the computer, planing and executing their business ideas. They will tell you that it’s only after the first hard part is done, the work of a small business entrepreneur will become easy.

An established small business owner can make money sleeping or by sending out a few emails, those amazing benefits comes from the initial efforts and time spent on the business.

If it’s not easy to make small business ideas a reality, how come people with no knowledge, without experience, can succeed? Well, it’s not easy, but it’s simple. The key to small business success is simplicity.

To start a successful small business is simple, it’s simple in the terms of having uncomplicated directions to follow. That’s how it’s done, people without prior knowledge or experience are able to create wealth. It’s necessary to find a simple and proved system to follow to the letter.

The hope of your small business ideas succeeding, is to be found in your ability to follow the simple system and mirror its success. You will never be successful if you sit back and wait for the success to hit you in your forehead. You can’t expect someone else to do it for you.

Forget the the theory of an easy small business, embrace the simple nature of success. Once you gain momentum, your progress will never stop.

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Small Business Ideas – A Whole Lot to Choose From

Small business ideas are a necessity for people who want to supplement their regular incomes with some extra cash to ascertain financial freedom in the future. Anyone, who wants to start a small business with an intention of themselves or their spouse running it are welcome to browse through a lot of ideas available across the internet.

Not only do these small business ideas reinforce the idea that extra money can be made but can be started off with the minimum or no leg work at all. If the chosen idea is an online one, you would probably need no investment at all. Browse through the many ideas available online and make your decision today.

The following are a few ideas:

a. Online data entry: Data entry requires minimal skills and as far as a person can read and write and has a flair for the keyboard, this could be the best of the small business ideas. As a data entry specialist you could be entering corporate data or putting in products into an eCommerce website. This work is highly in demand and well paying too.

b. Forms and surveys: A little more daunting than the data entry, this requires certain knowledge. Filling up forms and surveys pays very well and all one needs to do is to fill up market survey forms and surveys that will be used by companies to formulate their selling strategies.

c. Writing: If one is good at language and can handle English well, this could be one of the most well paid business ideas. Writing research papers, articles and web content is highly in demand today and pays well.

d. Programming: This is the most well-paid of the small business ideas and it requires a lot of technical knowledge. Programmers are a rare creed and skills vary from one person to another. Depending on skills, finding work online is not a very big deal for any programmer. Since this is a highly specialized skill, it is also paid for handsomely.

e. Internet Marketing: This is another of the small business ideas that works wonders for many small businesses across the world. Any website that looks to make money needs to market itself and thus needs customized attention. This is one of the small business ideas that need highly specialized skills and a little workforce to succeed. The returns are handsome and the work is very satisfying.

With more and more websites coming up every day and technology changing leaves almost every few weeks, small business ideas related to the internet are evolving very quickly. The faster you put your foot into the door, the greater the chances of success.

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Building Your Business With Small Business Ideas

With the right small business ideas, you can turn a simple idea into real profits. An at-home business is the dream of many people, but you need a strong beginning if you want to see your business succeed. Luckily, you can use the experiences and tips of others to help you along the way.

What to Avoid

Using small business ideas to learn more about starting your own home-based, local, or online shop can be challenging. There are many offers that simply won’t work, despite the many testimonials that you can earn money. For example, pyramid schemes were once considered legitimate but quickly turned out to be a fraud. All of the ways that really can help you earn money will include some effort on your part. Owning and running any profitable business takes time and effort, so don’t try to take the easy way out or you may end up with nothing to show for your investment.

Research the many small business ideas that you come across and want to use for your own home-based, local or online business. Try to imagine implementing the ideas that you read about before investing your time, which is valuable, or money into them. Some ideas, such as building a website for your business, can easily help you make more money and don’t involve a lot of time. Others, such as expanding your local business, can take many years to develop.

Listen to Experts

Small business ideas from people with experience are the best way that you can earn more money with your small business. Going from a small business with a home base to a local or online business can definitely be challenging, so you need to use these ideas to assist you in building and expanding your business over time. Your business will change over time and your need for new ideas will grow. Changing your business to meet customer demand and growing with your community is one of the most rewarding aspects of owning a business.

Small business ideas can help you make these changes gracefully. You can use ideas to find out where your profits should be spent or saved, and how to meet customer demands successfully over time. No matter what your niche is or how many customers you have, you can use ideas from the experts to meet the ever-changing needs of your small business. Your local chamber of Commerce is a great place to find these experts.

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Sears Promo Codes – What Can I Buy With Them?

A lot of people are looking for ways they can save money. Whether they are buying food, clothing, household items, and necessities, it is the innate nature of an individual to look for a discount. If they cannot find a discount, they will look for a cheaper option. This though, does not apply with Sears promo codes.

The beauty about having a code is that you can get to save some items on your shopping venture. Since you have gotten a promo code for Sears, you can make use of the discount only with the brand. But you should not worry on what you can use it with as Sears has a complete line of everything that you can possibly need or want. The only thing they lack is food.

You can use your promo code if you will buy appliances, automotive/tires, beauty, baby, bed, bath, home, books, clothing, electrical gadgets, gifts, fitness, sports, health, jewelry, and a lot of other products. With Sears, you can easily have choose what you want to buy as they have such an extensive array of available products that you can choose from. You can even buy gifts for your friends.

The list of items that you can buy with your Sears promo codes seems to be endless. Your needed items can simply be bought at Sears. Because of this, you do not need to go to another retail store so you can complete what’s on your list. Truly, this fact alone can already save you some money on transportation costs that you would have otherwise needed to spend.

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Top Brand Professional Automotive Tools Reviewed – Know Your Budget

The tool market is well serviced in terms of brands, design, quality and price. The key consideration is to evaluate your needs. For example, it is pointless buying a laptop capable driving sophisticated 3G games when really all that is required from the unit is basic desktop and internet work. This kind of example also applies to buying tools. For instance, why waste one’s budget on buying the most expensive tools when their application is for occasional hobby type tasks.

Lets start with an overview comparison. It is widely agreed that the best quality and designed tools are manufactured by the Snap-on company. This brand of tools is designed for the professional market. No tool brand is perfect and infallible to failure. However, the Snap-on lifetime warranty means that when a tool breaks, it is replaced or repaired by the service representatives. Snap-on tools can be bought from their distribution trucks and vans that visit automotive workshops. Alternatively, their online catalog allows purchasing via the internet. Second-hand and recycled Snap-on tools are also eagerly traded through websites like eBay and eBay Partner sites.

As noted above, Snap-on automotive tools are at the upper price range. However, there is no shortage of professional grade tool brands at price points below that of the Snap-on brand. For example the brands: Matco, MAC and Cornwell are equally respected in the professional automotive sector. Matco, MAC and Cornwell off a range of professional tools that deliver quality and reliability while carrying sound lifetime warranties and professional after sales service. And are less expensive than the Snap-on brand for the budget minded professional automotive technician. The availability of these brands for sale is similar to Snap-on tools. Trucks visit and distribute tools at automotive workshops. Also, online catalogs and auction type websites offer buy opportunities.

For those budget sensitive buyers, the next set of tool brands is SK and Craftsman. The manufacturing quality of these brands meet USA standards and carry similar lifetime warranties like those brands mentioned above. So, for the semi-professional or hobbyist application these tool brands are an ideal choice. Some may argue that the SK brand, although not as popular, is a little superior to the Craftsman brand. But this opinion is subjective. Craftsmanship and SK brand tools are a more accessible to the buying market. For example, Craftsmanship brand tools are stocked at Sears stores, while the SK brand is found in automotive parts stores and outlets.

In summary, if price is no restraint, then tools from the Snap-on range are considered to be the best quality. Where quality and service is still a priority, then brands such as: matco, MAC and Cornwell offer offer quality profession lines of tools as less expensive price points. Finally, the brands SK and Craftsmanship serve the semi-professional market with tools that are not subject to the high demands of daily professional usage. The advice for any buyer is assess the task application of the tool, and allocate your budget to buy the right tool for the right job.

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