Career Change – Cross the Bridge to Your New Career With Luxury Features

Change is forever and unlimited and we are all faced with changes every day. Relationships change, careers change, our moods change. Technology advances in a matter of a split second – what's new this morning could have been obsolete this evening; cells in our body and nature are constantly changing; world records are broken every day; lives are transformed from unexpected circumstances. What I'm saying is: Changes occur ad infinitum.

Changes in the world and in our lives are happening so rapidly it scarcely gives us time to stop and reflect what it all means in the scheme of our personal selves. There is a tendency to move on to "What's next?" with too much speed. Change is similar to crossing a bridge. We all have crossed bridges to get from where we were to where we wanted to be. Some bridges are high-arched, some may look like one of the bridges of Madison County, or some have multiple levels. Some may even span many miles.

A personal example: I was looking for a one-owner car in 2001, my bridge was short and a little arched. I had specific criteria for the car I desired. I wanted it to be a one-owner, to cost less than $ 12,000 with payments of less than $ 300 a month after my down payment, and a financing plan of no longer than 30 months. And, of course, I wanted features such as air-conditioning, power windows, a CD player, and low mileage.

I was working in corporate America at the time. With the uncertainty as to whether the downsizing happening where I was employed would affect my position, I was clearer in setting my financial limits, but not my luxury feature limits. When I started looking for a new automobile, my current car was not doing badly! I had a Dodge hatchback, which I bought from a one-owner anxiously to sell at a price much lower than market price. However, it did have a lot of miles on it. After I had it for three years, it was starting to show wear and tear.

During several months of sporadically getting on my imaginary bridge to look for my luxury automobile, I searched the Internet and drove my friends crazy when they went with me to test drive one-owner Audis, Infinitis, Lexuses and other luxury autos. Often during lunch I would walk to dealerships about a mile from my office. One of these times I test drove an Infiniti. I had some questions about the high mileage and dirty interior for a one-year old car. It was way outside the price range I outlined; however, I was beginning to think that my dream might be ridiculous. So I put down $ 1,000 on this 2000 Infiniti. When I asked how come there were over 25,000 miles on a car that was only a year old with spills in the interior, the answers made sense at the time and I was willing to accept whatever they said. The next day however, my intuition had me check the VIN number with CarFax as to the history of the car. It turned out the car was from a rental agency. I canceled the order. It may have been a one-owner, but it had multiple drivers.

I point this out to you to demonstrate how we can sometimes give up on our dreams and settle in the middle of crossing our bridge and not get to the other side. When I decided to go for a higher priced auto with higher monthly payments and questionable mileage, I was giving in to disbelief that what I wanted was foolish and impossible. Not only that, but if I had purchased the 2000 Infiniti, I would have suffered financially. I was listening to other people's opinions, as well as the gremlins in my head. What I am about to tell you is the Law of Attraction in motion.

There was an opportunity to purchase a one-owner auto right in front of me, but I chose to ignore it because of the purple exterior! Purple is a favorite color of mine, but in a car ?! My cousin was selling her 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. I would not even test drive it until another cousin told me I was nuts not to at least check it out. I gave it a whirl around a few blocks. The Alero was fully loaded! And to boot, it not only had a CD player with surrounding speakers, but a cassette player as well. I have a number of cassettes on coaching and leadership that bear repeated listening, as well as books on texts from the library. It had less than 17,000 miles on it. This was the car for me! I still have the car with only 46,000 miles. It has been low maintenance. And it is paid for.

I shared this extended car metaphor to demonstrate that in crossing your bridge to change, it is important to be intentional. It has power beyond the five senses. The speed with which you get to the other side of your bridge accelerates if you are in alignment with your intentions and feelings. I believed I would get the car I wanted and yet along the way, when it was not happening fast enough, I swayed back and forth on my goal and almost cave in to idea of ​​my dream being impossible – and making a bad choice.

The caveat is that you allow the universe to deal with the details. I was looking for luxury within a certain price range. Alero is not considered a luxury car, but the features of my "purple passion" car are certainly luxurious. I even got a better price and it was one-owner!

Questions Hold the Answers:

  • What is the luxurious career you want?
  • What does your dream career look like on the other side of the bridge?
  • What are your thoughts and beliefs about having this career?
  • Why do you want this career?
  • Is this a career you really want or one you feel you should "have?
  • What are the features of a career that would feel luxurious to you?


  • You become what you think about. If you believe you can, you are right. If you believe you can not, you are right.
  • Thoughts become things. See yourself in the career of your choice.
  • Create an image board of the luxury features you want with your career. Focus on your image board daily.
  • Thoughts are frequency. We are vibrational beings and magnets. You are attracting what you are thinking. If you keep thinking about what you do not have, you will attract more of it.

Difference Between a CD and DVD Recorder

Technology has deepened its roots in this modern world and it is extending its branches to every nook and corner of this world. Initially, cassettes were used for video and audio streaming purposes. But, this was superannuated as computer hit the floors. Now, the data formats have been revised and tapes, cassettes are being outdated. This place is previously occupied by CD (Combo disc) and DVD (Digital Video Disc). Both of them are playing key roles in managing the data format and also supporting them. Nowadays, without these players, it is impossible to run an audio or video file.

Lots of formats like CDR, CDRW and DVDR are present and both of them support these formats effectively. Even though, both of the players help in supporting the latest formats, some contrasts arise regarding their usage. These contrasts are carefully reviewed and the detailed reports of the issues are given below.

One of the key differences is that CD can support data up to 700 Mb and not more than that. While that of DVD, it supports 4.7 GB of data in it. Thus, the prime difference is first sorted out. You can enjoy a video of 80 minutes in a CD, but in case of DVD it is 400 minutes, which is 5 times to that of CD timer. Thus, you can enjoy the comfort of watching the movies with the help of DVD rather than a CD. In the case if it is an original data of a film, data memory occupations nearly 4.5 GB and hence, the quality of the film is assured only in case of DVD rather than CD. CD recorder normally provides a resolution of 352 * 240 (NTSC) or 352 * 288 (PAL). But in case of DVD, it is 720×576 (PAL) or 720×480 (NTSC). So, the picture clarity is reliably high for DVD, when compared to CD.

In the case of DVD recorders, even double layer recording is provided, so that its memory can still be expanded to some extent. This option is not available in CD. Similarly, DVD player can burn DVD data, CD data, VCD data etc. But, in case of CD, this case is not applicable. It can write only CD formats and not others. In case of Combo drive, it can be used to view DVD files. DVD data can be played on it, but it can not burn DVD data. Similarly, DVD player uses 96, 000 samples per second and uses 24 bits per sample, but in case of CD player it is 44,100 samples per second and 16 bits per sample.Thus the efficiency of DVD players is twice when compared to the CD players . Sound is recorded in two way channels in CD player, while that of DVD player it is done in 6 channels. Thus, the quality of audio output is high in DVD players and in the case of the CD player it is not up to the extent.

Now, the next generation of DVD players have hit the floors and it is coated as Blue ray disc. The specialty of this disc is that it can support data up to 50 GB. For single layer coating 25 GB is supported and dual coating 50 GB memory is supported. Similarly, JVM (java virtual machine) is also integrated with it, so that web based updates can be effectively carried out. (eg: launch of different versions of subtitles of a film) Thus, the amount of data storage is moving towards infinity and it will not be a dream one day.

Thus, DVD players are reliably far better than CD players and it is always desirable to opt for an advanced version when it comes to the electronic equipments. This fact is applicable to the DVD players as well.

Cloisonnist, Symbolist, & Post-Impressionist Painter – Emile Bernard

Born on April 28, 1868, in Lille, ‘Post-Impressionist’ painter Emile Henri Bernard or simply Emile Bernard is better known as the founder of ‘Cloisonnism.’ Despite his father’s opposition of his artistic interests, Emile’s grandmother’s support helped him enroll at the École des Arts Décoratifs. Bernards moved to Paris in 1878, where Emile attended the Collège Sainte-Barbe. In 1884, Emile met French fellow painters Louis Anquetin and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, during his stint at the Atelier Cormon. While the artist had just begun to try his hands at ‘Impressionism’ and ‘Pointillism,’ he soon was expelled from the École des Beaux-Arts for “showing expressive tendencies in his paintings.”

Emily Bernard then moved to Brittany in 1886, where Gothic architecture and carved Breton Calvary stunned him. In August same year, he met the French painter Paul Gauguin at Pont-Aven. Bernard went back to Paris, where he met the Dutch painter Van Gogh, who by now was impressed with the artist’s early talent. Bernard, at a very young age, defined his technique and style, called the ‘Cloisonnism,’ characterized by bold forms & colors with dark contours. Along with Anquetin and Lautrec, Bernard displayed their paintings at the Avenue Clichy. Van Gogh called this trio of artists “the School of Petit-Boulevard.”

After spending a year at Paris, Bernard went back to Pont-Aven to meet Gauguin. While discussing art works and art theories, they worked together closely, though for a brief period. As Van Gogh passed away, Gauguin stole public attention as the originator of ‘Symbolism,’ without giving Bernard his due credit. This led to Bernard confronting Gauguin and bitterness thereafter.

Bernard continued doing exceptional ‘Cloisonnist’ works and exhibited in 1887 at the Café Volpini, followed by Indépendants & Barc de Boutteville in 1891, and the Salon de la Rose Croix, in 1893. Bernard’s magnum opuses are “La Grandmère” (1887), his grandmother’s portrait, and “Self Portrait.” He inspired many junior and struggling artists, particularly Ivan Agueli, a Swedish painter.

Scared of being recruited in the military, Bernard, with the financial help of the Count of Rochefoucauld, moved to Egypt, in 1893. Here, he married and stayed for a decade. On his return to Paris in 1904, he met Cezanne and stayed in Tonnerre. Bernard finally settled in Pont-Aven in 1939, but soon passed away on April 16, 1941, at the age of seventy-three.

Emile Bernard painted mythology, religion, genre, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban landscapes, still life, gouache, and watercolors, diversifying into sculptures too. The artist’s lesser-known side was his contributions to the literary field, such as scripting for plays, poetry, and writing articles on art for the era he was a part of and contributed to.

History of Miss Universe and Where Past Contestants Are Now

Miss Universe: An annual international beauty contest.

Tiaras are all the rage in mass media today. If it isn’t a discussion about the Royal Wedding, somewhere Toddlers and Tiaras is being viewed in somebody’s living room or another Pageant Mom is prepping her daughter for an upcoming event. So much effort is invested, all leading up to that one night where one blushing beauty feels as special as a princess and crowned “Miss Universe”.

Prior to becoming another addition to Donald Trump’s portfolio, Miss Universe, now referred to as “Miss Universe Organization”, was a contest started by a clothing company in California in 1952. As a consequence to our beloved TLC, pageants have erroneously been recognized as American. Beauty pageants, in fact, originated in the UK where the first documented festival, the “May Queen Festival” in 1881, named one lucky girl the most “likeablest and loveablest” of them all. Popularity of these competitions rose and spread to western cultures until the tragic death of child beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey in 1996.

Apart from the revered status of being labelled as “Miss Universe” (which I am certain would, at the very least, have men offering to cover your tab), this is a position given to an intelligent, well-mannered and cultured young woman between the ages of 18-27 who “may not be married or pregnant. They must not have ever been married, not had a marriage annulled nor given birth to, or parented, a child. The titleholders are also required to remain single throughout their reign.”*

Upon being elected Miss Universe, the privileged winner signs a one year contract with Miss Universe Organization to travel and educate the world on peace, public awareness of AIDS and disease control. Thanks to Donald Trump, the winner receives one year accommodations in a Trump Tower in New York. After all the glitz and glam has been said and done, Miss Universe must climb down off her mighty throne and integrate herself back into the real world. So, the question that is on many of your minds: “Where is she now?” Let’s take a peak into the lives of a handful of these blushing beauties today.

In 1960, 18-year-old Linda Bement from USA was crowned Miss Universe. She married two years later and had two children. After a seven year marriage to a United States Racing Hall of Fame Thoroughbred Jockey husband, she separated. Today, at 69, she lives a private life away from the media and who could blame her?

The 1970 pageant winner, Marisol Malaret from Puerto Rico, has always remained an adoring public figure to the people of Puerto Rico. She became a popular radio personality and then moved on to host a TV program called Gala Late Night Ball (translation). Marisol went on to edit a women’s magazine called Imagen and later created her own magazine called Caras. She is currently partnered in a high end fashion boutique called “La Femme” and, as of recently, collaborated with her daughter on a European home décor store called “En Casa”.

The 1980 crown was awarded in Seoul, South Korea, to 20-year-old Shawn Weatherly from the USA. She attend school, majoring in nursing; however, her calling was show business. She played several small roles in various films and sitcoms (The Dukes of Hazzard) but struck it big as Jill Riely in the popular series Baywatch where, unfortunately, her character was chomped out by a shark attack. She later went on to star in Police Academy 3: Back in Training and in an episode of Cold Case. She now resides in Newport Beach, California, with her husband and two children.

Mona Grudt of Norway, crowned Miss Universe in 1990, has been seen on everything from David Lettermen, to various global press conferences, to an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Most of her energy is now invested in the fashion and bridal industries. She is currently the editor for Ditt Bryllup, a Norwegian bridal magazine, and frequently fills in hosting fashion and wedding shows in Scandinavian countries. She is a spokesperson for Garnier. In 2011, she hosted Norway’s Next Top Model and was a winning a contestant on Dancing With The Stars in Norway. She is married to an American and is the mother of two children.

Lara Dutta, of India, was crowned Miss Universe in Cyprus back in 2000. Her dream of becoming a director altered somewhat when she became involved in the Bollywood film industry as an actress, playing rolls in over 31 films. (Keep in mind, the Bollywood film industry produces films much quicker than Hollywood). In 2010, Housefull (where Lara played a lead role) became India’s 4th biggest hit of the year and produced gross revenues of 955 Million Rupees – nearly $20 million Canadian. In 2010, she wed an Indian tennis player and in August of 2011, they announced that she was pregnant with their first child! Congrats Lara.

The 2010 Crown was awarded to Mexican model Ximena Navarrete in the Las Vegas. Very soon, she became the official face of L’Oréal Paris and Old Navy. Although her reign as Miss Universe comes to an end soon, her future looks bright if she follows in the footsteps of former pageant winners.

The Wonders of Plastic: Reasons to Use LDPE and LLDPE

Today, the plastic industry has taken the responsibility to rid the environment of pollution. There have been misconceptions that plastic is harmful to the environment. In reality, the plastic itself does not damage the environment but rather, it contributes to energy efficiency, resource conservation, and waste reduction. In addition, plastic is used for several purposes. For instance, polyethylene like LDPE and LLDPE are used in food packaging and protective coating in squeezed bottles and milk cartons.

LDPE (low density polyethylene) is used to produce shipping envelopes, garbage can liners, floor tiles, paneling, furniture, compost bins, trashcans, and timber. LDPE is also reported to have excellent resistance to acids, bases, and other types of liquids. On the other hand, LLDPE (linear Low density polyethylene) is a kind of flexible plastic that is commonly used in extrusion coating applications, films, and packaging materials.

LDPE and LLDPE are produced by transition metal catalysts. The actual process of polymerization is done either in solution phase or in gas phase reactors. Polymerization is the chemical process of combining singular molecules into groups called polymers. Polymerization is done to create products that we are use every day.

However, regular LDPE and LLDPE are not one and the same. First of all, they differ in linearity. LLDPE has more control over its branches. It consist of long linear polymer chains with short, branchless side-chains. These side chains prevent close packing of the chains and reserve length, resulting in improved mechanical properties. On the other hand, LDPE has branches that can be formed into a bush-like structure, making it versatile for materials that require shaping.

If you're in the food industry, there are a lot of reasons why you should use LLDPE . First off, it is very durable. It may look weak at first, but all it takes is proper positioning to keep food properly sealed. You should keep in mind to cool your meals though because sealing them while warm can cause spoilage. In addition, LLDPE has passed global food standards. Many catering companies use it because food can be heated or cooled without altering its material composition.

The best thing about LLDPE is it costs less than other materials. If you're interested in using LLDPE, you can check the yellow pages or browse the Internet and search for manufacturers near your area. LLDPE is so versatile that you can recycle it for several times, which can extremely lessening spending and be beneficial in the long run.

Making Love to a Virgin Girl

When you are making love to a girl who is a virgin, there are some things that you need to take note of so as to make it as pleasurable as possible for her. You will also need to take a lot of initiative here as she will more likely be very passive during lovemaking.

Handling a virgin is not as easy as you think. There are a lot of emotions and care involved here. The memory of having sex the first time will be in her memory forever, so it makes it more important for you to make the whole experience goes smoothly.

Let us discuss some of things to take note when it comes to making love to a virgin girl:

1. Calm her nerves. She will definitely be very nervous doing it the first time. Spend some time cuddling together. Take things slowly. A little alcohol may calm her down a little.

2. Give her assurance. As this will be a very emotional process for her, she will need a lot of assurance, care and love. Assure her that all these elements are present and demonstrate how much you love her by going the extra mile to make her first time as pleasurable as possible.

3. Do not enter her before she is wet. If she is not wet enough and you enter her, you may cause her a lot of pain. Make sure that you spend a considerable amount of time on foreplay and make her as wet as possible.

4. Be gentle. During intercourse, thrust in a slow and steady movement. Do not try too many “tricks” and keep it as simple as possible. It will be good to adopt at most 2 different positions.

Bear these 4 points in mind when you meet a virgin. You will not want her to remember you as the one who gives her a horrible sexual experience.

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How to Make Any Woman Love You – Using 3 Dirty Forbidden Seduction Tricks

Every guy wants to be the one that can make girls swoon. Well, it is possible – and you don’t even need good looks to do so. With a simple system with three not-very-clean tricks, you can try it out yourself.

How To Make Any Woman Love You – Using 3 Dirty Forbidden Seduction Tricks

Trick #1. Sneakily Touch Her. If your regular method would be to play it cold and then go up to an innuendo with light touching, here’s a great tip: girls adore guys that can talk to them all night long.

While talking, move closer to her and touch her lightly in a completely platonic way. Be forward, but don’t be forceful when it comes to leading the conversation; girls happen to love that.

Trick #2. Fake A Sensitive Side.
Letting girls see this side will make them let down all of their barriers. Just because you want to keep up a macho façade doesn’t mean that you have to hide your feelings.

Share stories with her that she can emotionally relate to. If you don’t have any good stories, borrow them from other people or make some up. In the end, showing vulnerability will make her show hers, letting you into her heart.

Trick #3. Use Covert Tactics. While you are at it, sneak in a covert conversational tactic to make her like you…but don’t know why!

Fractionation is such a tactic, and it can be used to make any woman fall in love in 15 minutes or even less. The good thing is that this technique can be used by anyone with excellent, instant results.

Sony A9 Camera Review: Full Specification and Price List

This time we got our hands on the Sony A9. It is one of the most up to date (and priciest) increments in the mirrorless camera arrangement. Dissimilar to the A6000 or the A5000 arrangement smaller cameras, the A9 is as large as a consistent DSLR yet more capable than some time recently. The A9 entered the Indian shores in July this year with a robust sticker price of Rs 3,29,990 lakh (body as it was). Given the details and the portion, it takes into account a special set of group of onlookers, which for this situation are called 'Experts'. We invested a decent measure of energy with the A9, utilizing it with a FE 85 mm F1.4 GM focal point, which costs Rs 1,29,990. There's a great deal to discuss the camera. In this way, here's our survey.


The Sony A9 single-handedly has the potential to embarrass other cameras in the same segment. Its performance is one of the best we have seen so far. We used the mirrorless camera for almost two weeks and there was never a dull moment with it. The images clicked are impressively sharp, even in low light and the color reproduction is near perfect. Before saying anything else about its shutter speed and night shots, we'll skim through its specifications. The A9, being a mirrorless camera, supports Sony's E-mount lenses.

There is a 3: 2 aspect ratio 35mm full frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor. The device clicks JPEG and RAW images in up to 24MP in different styles such as Standard, Vivid, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait and more. While taking shots in low light, the camera makes use of its inherent noise reduction feature. These come into use specifically while clicking with shutter speeds longer than 1 second. The ISO sensitivity of the A9 ranges from 50 up to 204800 (expanded).

There are several exposure modes as well such as Auto, Aperture priority and Shutter speed priority, which is present in the most basic DSLR cameras as well. Other features dealing with the camera's exposure control and autofocus lock stay the same as other cameras. We particularly found the A9's continuous shooting mode impressive.

The device is one of the few that can capture up to 20 frames within a second. This comes in extremely handy while shooting fast-paced objects. We tried it on moving cars and the anti-distortion shutter made it look like we took a still shot. Compiling this is the autofocus and the auto exposure lock that is fast to recognize the subjects and stick to it while shooting videos or moving the camera angles. It is possible to set the AF tracking sensitivity level.

The A9 has a total of 693 PDAF points, enough to click sharp images.

A Safe Way To Find Your Soul Mate From Russia

When you first hear of people actually meeting Russian women online and that it can turn into a wonderful marriage, you may have thought, "No way." But the process of Russian women making connections with guys just like you has been ironed out and it works very well indeed.

Now if you are a veteran of finding girls to date online through domestic dating services, you will just expand that knowledge to seek a Russian bride. But you should be aware of a few things as you start this process so you do not stumble as you move forward and so you can still observe the same precautions you are using to using to not only protect yourself but to respect the safety and precautions of the girl in Russia what you are getting to know.

Before you sign on to a Russian dating service to begin meeting Russian girls and ladies, spend some time learning more about the culture and the nature of the women you will be meeting. The Russian women you will routinely meet on these sites are well educated, deeply romantic, smart, and beautiful with a deep dedication and devotion to family and to their relationships.

This means that you should be respectful and gentle as you start your chats with Russian women because they are really looking for someone to marry on these sites. If you are just meeting girls for light friendship or for fun, be up front with the girls you talk to on Russian dating sites so they do not get hurt in the process.

Also, think it through if you will be prepared to do what you have to do if you meet a girl you want to meet and you want to arrange a meeting. Are you prepared to go to Russia for a meeting? To have a face-to-face meeting, you will have to go there because it is hard for Russian women get visas to come to the west.

Are your finances healthy enough to handle such a trip in a few months if the relationship takes you to that point? If it is not, maybe it's best you either do not encourage a girl you meet through a Russian dating service or be honest about that so they do not begin getting excited about meeting you. But Russia is a beautiful country and it will be an exciting trip for you for both an exotic vacation and to probably meet the love of you life it you can go meet the Russian girl you have met online.

Take your time getting to know each other as you start your "online dating" and find out if you both have similar values ​​in life, similar goals for home and family and even similar religious ideas.

Internet technology has made it possible to use a lot of tools to get to know each other well before you meet face to face. You can use email and instant messaging for the bulk of your daily communications. Of course you will have to get used to some time differences so if you find yourself having a romantic conversation online at 3 in the morning because you want to spend time with her, that's a price worth paying.

From IM and email you can step through phone calls, webcam meetings, the exchange of a lot of pictures and finally making arrangements for that first meeting. You can even keep the cost of talking on the phone with your potential Russian bride under control by using internet tools like VOIP and Skype.

If you are actually looking for a dedicated and devoted spouse, you wont find a more romantic and loving woman in the world as a Russian bride. The adventure of getting to know her through a Russian dating service will feel like a movie to you sometimes. But pinch yourself because of the possibility of meeting, dating and finally marrying a wonderful, loving and exciting Russian bride is possible today if you just reach across the globe to find your soulmate in Russia.

Printing Skin

The art of printing has come a long way since Johann Gutenberg invented the first movable type printing press. These days, printing processes have evolved to include screen-printing, flash printing, and laser printing. Paper has long since ceased to be the only printable material available. Printing can now be done on t-shirts, glass, buttons, computer mouse mats, mugs and key rings. And now scientists have come up with an innovative way to print skin.

Printing skin, as opposed to printing on skin, is achieved with the use of inkjet printers that are around ten years old. Instead of ink, they are adapted to shoot out proteins onto a specialized gel in place of paper. In this way, sheets of human skin as well as other types of tissue are created, to be used in skin grafts and hopefully one day replace organs.

The process is the brainchild of Thomas Boland, an assistant bioengineering professor at Clemens University, who is very optimistic about skin printing of success and development. He believes that the technology will be available in only a few years time.

Methods for growing skin from healthy cells are already in use in many hospitals. This process is limited, however, as the skin can not be manufactured to a depth essential for networks of blood vessels and pores. Inkjet printers are ideal for the creation of solid layer structures, as they can make several passes over the special gel and so generate skin structures of multiple layers. Older printers are used because the holes in their spray nozzles are larger than the ones in modern printers. Narrow holes could potentially damage the fragile skin cells.

Printed skin is of a higher quality than traditionally grown skin, as it's more flexible and remains so after time. There is also a much smaller chance of printed skin being returned by patients' bodies. This makes it a safer process and more cost-effective than traditional skin grafts in the long run.

The potential of this method is as powerful as it could conceivably be used for the creation of much larger and thicker organs. This function would be invaluable for those people needing organ transplants, as it would dramatically reduce the waiting period and ease the demand for organ donors.

Patience is needed in the meanime, however, as the technology is still about ten years away from human trials. The wait for printed organs is even longer because scientists require specialized cells and optimal growing conditions for the survival of denser structures. To date, no experiments have been produced on cultivating other cells. Creating viable printed skin is the primary focus of the research. So it will be sometime before we have the convenience of organs grown while we wait.

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Self Leveling Concrete – The Worlds Most Versatile Flooring Product

Self leveling concrete can transform any floor into one that looks like tile, brick, slate, flagstone or numerous other materials. The process almost defies belief with its accurate and realistic imitation of more expensive paving materials. A product that was once only a utilitarian one with little or no attractiveness has turned into one that is highly versatile and extremely beautiful.

Concrete can take on various shades and textures for different areas of a retail store, restaurant or interior loft or apartment flooring customized for classic or modern decor. Many avenues to creativity are opened with the array of textures and patterns that now appear as concrete surfaces. The transformation of ordinary grey concrete used for basic construction into a thing of beauty and design is nothing short of remarkable. Homeowners and commercial users now have more access to elegant and sophisticated decorating options with the use self leveling concrete.

Concrete floors for home interiors are gaining in popularity as homeowners shed previously held stereotypical concepts of its purpose and limitations. Nearly limitless designs are now used to create the effect of expensive natural stones without any of the difficult efforts required to take care of them. Self leveling concrete for kitchen floors offer an array of colors and textures that bring the room to life. It is impervious to chips, discoloration, warping and staining that are characteristic of wood, linoleum or tile, and it is much cleaner.

An expert concrete contractor who is knowledgeable in the advanced techniques available today can create a work of art for a homeowner who is willing to accept the contemporary way to decorate a home. Rooms that once used large tile squares can still have the same spacious look with a concrete floor. The squares that look like tile are built up with an extra layer of concrete and the grout areas have a little less. The effect is the same as a floor that was laid with tile and grout. Cleaning is the same for both areas, and no additional product or effort is required to clean the area between the tiles as is necessary for porous grout. The floor stays looking clean and

fresh with no additional effort.

Quality control and uniqueness of appearance are much easier to obtain with concrete with the variable shades and textures that it offers. A wide spectrum of colors is available in stamped concrete patterns that defy anyone other than a concrete expert to detect the difference between them and natural stone. Each concrete floor installation is a unique creation, based on the preferences of the owner and the skill of the installer. Blending the qualities of the concrete with the architectural features of a home adds to the artistic excellence of the floor.

Self leveling concrete is effective as an overlay of an existing floor. No demolition or removal of the original flooring is required, and the new decorative product can go right on top with no problem. The process allows to refresh a room and add new life to an area that has the potential for use not previously possible.

As large garages are increasingly popular in homes today, the available space is perfect for a coating that is economical and aesthetically pleasing. Garages have moved out of the category of simple storage areas into one that reflects the design of the home. The dull, grey concrete floor is a thing of the past, as homeowners turn to the use of self leveling concrete to create the appearance of almost any texture or color. Surfaces sealed with epoxies are resistant to tire marks and stains from products that are typically found in garages, making them a superior

choice for practicality as well as beauty. They cover imperfections with designs that resemble decorative quartz or flagstone, providing an expanded living space. When a garage is clean and inviting, it provides a gathering place for friends and family to congregate for social gatherings.

Benefits of using decorative concrete include a wide selection of colors and textures, superior artistic and unique designs and an economical investment in a product that improves in appearance over the years. Homeowners who venture into the creative use of stamped concrete have the opportunity to save money and enjoy increased aesthetic values at the same time. Stamped concrete patterns and designs make the world of design accessible and affordable for the homeowners of today.

Solar Pumps Not What Most Customers Expect

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, 92% of Americans want us to invest in solar energy. This association also reported a record number of rooftop solar panels in the year 2012.

An obvious drawback is fluctuations in sunlight. Solar pumps are powered by solar panels, many of them are quite good quality, but they all require sunlight. When a cloud passes over, the fountain shuts off. Batteries are available for many, but the larger batteries are expensive, and some have switches that do not allow the pump to run at the same time the battery is being charged.

It is not that a customer is usually saving much in electricity. Small plug-in pumps only use two and a half watts. To save electricity, it makes more sense to change all the house's light bulbs to LED or fluorescent.

Oftentimes, a customer does not want to have to pay an electrician to run electric outside. This is especially true in rural areas and for large ponds. Ponds need aeration or the algae gets to be bad, fish die, and the pond smells. However, ponds need most aeration at night after sundown. And if you do end up going solar for a large pond, you are going to pay a premium price for all the panels and backup batteries.

Probably the optimum use of a solar pump is for the kind of fountain that can go on and off all day without looking awkward doing so. A bamboo deer scarer (shishi odoshi), for instance, would probably look natural going on and off intermittently, as would many small pond spitters. A traditional concrete fountain, however, may look strange and sound strange if it goes off whenever a cloud passes.

The problem in customers' expectations may be the widespread use of outdoor LED lights. But these bulbs are tiny and use a very small amount of electricity. It's not like powering a toaster or a pump or even a one-watt light bulb. In fact, it is not uncommon to find a one-watt bulb system selling for sixty dollars.

If solar pumps were very often a good option for customers, then big box stores would probably be selling them, but there is probably good reason they are not. There would be too many returns.

And remember, even in Germany where solar is extremely popular and widely used, the people still have to plug appliances into the wall.

Copper Awnings

Copper awnings are usually used to cover and protect windows of old classical stone buildings. Copper awnings are usually custom-made to suit the actual window and door dimensions and configurations, such as single leaf, multiple-leaf, and maximum opening clearance.

The advantages of a decorative copper awning are multifold. Once polished and installed in place, they require much less upkeep compared to other types of awnings. This is because they are made from a single ribbed copper sheet firmly bolted into the walls and has no moving parts. With time, copper weathers to a warm, rich patina and looks better and better. Copper awnings come in various widths, ranging from 4 feet to 7 feet. Each window awning is usually around 32 to mount at a 5-inch on 12-inch slope, which is approximately 65 degrees. Door awnings are configured with similar slopes but may require more width from front to back to allow full opening of the door.

Copper awnings are made of thick copper sheets, which are machine-formed into panels of the desired dimensions, with standing seams. Each frame has to be carefully assembled with copper edging and retaining clips onto which the copper panels are crimped so as to make the entire structure water tight, strong and essentially indestructible. Larger sized copper awnings may come with a copper roofing frame with forged iron scrolls for end supports. The iron frames and scroll ends are usually primed with a two part industrial metal sealer / primer to prevent rusting and finished coated with high-gloss, two-part acrylic enamel paint. The interface at the roof and wall is sealed with caulking compound to make it leak- proof.

For doorways and windows of old masonry buildings exposed to the damaging effects of sun and rain, copper awnings can prove to be both elegant showpiece and a great protection.

Bachelor Degree – Math

Why anyone would want to get a bachelor degree in math is a mystery. When you think about it, when you get out of college with a bachelor degree in math, what can you possibly do with it besides teach? You're certainly not prepared for any practical applications. Sure, you could get a job as an actuary but is that REALLY why you majored in math in the first place? Well, for those of you who still want to get a bachelor degree in math, hang onto your hats because the ride you're in for is far from easy. What follows is pretty much what you can expect to go through.

Math is probably one of the hardest discriminates anyone could possibly want to go through. The math courses alone are so hard that no other courses are needed to make your four years of college a living nightmare. Think we're kidding? Take a look at just the math curriculum itself and then decide if this is something that you think you can tackle with no sweat.

Your first two semesters of college math throw you right into the fire. This is where you learn Calculus. The courses are usually Calculus I and II. Calculus is probably one of the most difficult courses ever devised by man. How anyone even thought of this stuff is a puzzle. Talk about math that you're never going to use in your life unless you become a scientist or an engineer.

Your next two semesters, or year two, give you a break from calculus. This is where you take Advanced, or Abstract Algebra. This is where you learn about matrixes and things like that. This is more math that you're never going to use as long as you live. Engineers do not even use most of this stuff.

Now you've reached three years and you're back to Calculus again. This is where you finish up your training in Calculus with Calculus III and IV. The concepts in these courses are so abstract and so far removed from any real world math, you've got to near a genius to understand this stuff.

By year four, if you're still a math major, you're down to what they call "Independent Research" where you basically are on your own, but under the guidance of your advisor. You'll do some kind of major paper on math principals or maybe even Newton for all you know. The good thing is, what you write on is up to you. The bad thing is it has to be approved by your advisor.

And if all of this is not bad enough, you've only taken 8 of your 32 courses. You still have 24 more courses to fill in your time with. Because you've chosen one of the science majors, you're also going to have to take at least two semesters of either chemistry, physics or some other related science. Yes, we are talking about some more ridiculously hard material.

So if you really want to be a math major, just remember one thing. You will most certainly earn your bachelor degree in math. If you survive it.

Amsterdam – The City of Bridges

Amsterdam's unique position has made water and bridges to be of vital importance among the historic cities of the north. Along the banks of the river Amstel a city developed that depended on the water for its survival. At one time water was even more important than dry land. Water was the feature which allowed transportation of goods as well as keeping the enemy. Moreover it also added to the beauty of the city. It is quite appropriate that due to these reasons Amsterdam is called the Venice of the North.

Amsterdam is a city of water and, naturally, of bridges. Amsterdam has no fewer than 1,281 bridges. Since the 17th century a maze of canals has divided downtown Amsterdam in 90 islands. There are hundreds of bridges which link the islands. The canals have made Amsterdam famous. It is quite attractive that the city has more canals than Venice and more bridges than Paris. Typically quite a few of the downtown bridges are romantically illuminated at night.

The history of Amsterdam may, can be looked up as a history of bridges from a certain point. To begin with, wooden bridges were built, modeled on the type which was common in the Dutch countryside. They served to provide the needs of road traffic mainly in areas where the east-west connections were of vital importance. Their purpose was absolutely practical. The main importance was given to function instead of form. The water was spanned by wooden beams which served as girders. Wooden planking across the beams created an acceptable road surface. Whenever the length of the span required extra support, one or more trusses – interconnected wooden beams reinforced by corbel pieces – were constructed.

The urbanization of the city with modern times and the increasing prosperity were instrumental in the development of the brick bridge. Brick came to replace wood and the archhed bridge with its elegant masonry took over from its wooden predecessor which led to the idea that bridges were conceived of as integrated architectural designs. The advent of the brick arched bridge coincided with a more conscious approach to urban development. Bridges became an integral part of the ring of canals.

Bridges that cross Amsterdam's canals are a wonderful spot for sightseeing: the channel, the tree lined streets, the daily life of locals, the typical houses along the water, the bicycles. On top of it they also provide beautiful scenic background for photos or a useful place to take photographs. There are so many famous bridges across the canals of the city. Every corner one turns one find another bridge leading as the city of Amsterdam calls to find more.

One of the more famous canal sights in Amsterdam is the lineup of seven consecutive bridges that can be seen gracing Reguliersgracht. The old city center of Amsterdam boasts a bridge from which one can see no fewer than fifteen bridges. One can enjoy this unique view from the bridge on the corner of Reguliersgracht and Herengracht. At night the spectacle is extra special, as the arched bridges are illuminated with hundreds of fairy lights.

One of the most important landmarks of Amsterdam is The Skinny Bridge or Magere brug. The fact remains that it is one of the most beautiful bridges of Holland's capital city. The Skinny Bridge is romantically illuminated at night with thousands of fairy lights. It is very popular with lovers and photographers illuminated with hundreds of lights.