Vegas Indoor Sky Diving: Experience The Sensation of 120 mph Wind (Guest Post)

Vegas Indoor Sky Diving: Experience The Sensation of 120 mph Wind

Las Vegas is just not famous for colorful bachelors party or dinning and drinking or finding various showgirls in the city or casinos etc, but it is also famous for things like the most exotic indoor sky diving. Perhaps the Vegas indoor sky diving in an incredible way of putting a wild element into your bachelor’s party or any recuperation you are having in this area. With this activity you take an unusual plunge in a giant and massive wind tunnel at the Vegas Indoor Skydiving based in the Convention Center Drive. So for the people who haven’t heard about this stuff in Las Vegas, explore more about this incredible feat in this article.

Before you start: Before you take a plunge into this exotic indoor diving world, you have to undergo an hour based briefing or training session. This session include a number of things like watching short videos, learning and understanding right kind of body position, knowing some precautions and the various flight techniques along with number of hand signals required to communicate during this process. You are also educated on things like the way of tucking and rolling in a right fashion when you fly in the main stream of air and so on. You may feel you have many things to remember in a short period, however, it’s a must and easy to memorize in the name of safety.

The plunge in air stream: You are all set now to take a plunge in the main air stream inside a blue wind tunnel. You have to be dressed like a professional sky diver in a specialized kind of flight suit having earplugs, goggles and a helmet. As you take a plunge through the guided hands of your instructor you begin this feat with hands on assistance. You will float in air and even see you and your friend falling down and then trying squeezing with couple of tricks and somersaults.

When you finally fly: You are now flying with legs and arms spread across to make an alphabet of X and you stay horizontal and get the stimulated effects of sky diving. The exact time you invest in the wind tunnel to the maximum of three minutes up to five flyers. So when flying over the winds, make sure you grab your friends and you can stay for 15 minutes together. Remember this is an athletic activity hence you may sweat when you are flying high. And after having this experience you can certainly imagine how the outdoor and real kind of sky diving goes in the sky. This can be a perfect launch pad if you are looking forward to catch this adventure in a real way.

If you want to enjoy the thrill of sky diving but fear for height, try this option. This is considered to be an incredible experience in life for people who are below 40 pounds with average height. Though it cannot be called as the most inexpensive stuff to do in Las Vegas, but it is can certainly be a life time activity. So if you are looking forward to give a new edge to your bachelor’s party, make sure you go for this and cherish this mind blowing activity for long.

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About the author: Alia Haley is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on Fisher Price Toys for Toddlers attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on Wedding Dresses with Sleeves.

My Memories Scrapbook Software Giveaway



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Made this myself *Empire State Building =)


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Giveaway Day

Miller Vein Contest



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Music Monday

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This week is songs we are thankful for. I picked a song from a up and coming artist b/c I am thankful for those artist that are trying to make there way in the music biz.

His name is Fabian and I hope you will take the chance to listen to what he has to offer =)



Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and if traveling be safe.

My Own Pet Balloons

"There are approximately 52 million Americans with disabilities in the United States and about one percent use service dogs. With a higher demand than supply, canine assistance programs often impose disability or age-specific requirements along with waiting periods of up to 10 years. Children with disabilities under the age of 12 are often the ones denied training assistance dogs."

Source


With the season of giving upon us you may be wondering how you can help. Right now for EVERY balloon you purchase from My Own Pet Balloons they will donate $5.00 to Canines for Kids



The balloons are made from high quality material and can be filled and refilled by a quick trip to the supermarket. My toddlers love balloons as I'm sure most do and would love these. Keep them busy for hours with a pet balloon =)


It's a great cause so stop by and take a look!




Disclaimer- I was in no way compensated for this post. I simply agreed to write it based on it being for a good cause. Happy Holidays =)

Nature's Hand Authentic Granola Review

I love granola so when I received an email to review Nature's Hand Granola I was pretty stoked. I'll be honest and say I didn't use it in a recipe b/c I ate all of both bags right from the bag. I did put the blueberry flavor in my Cinnamon Toast Crunch (dont judge it was good). The granola was not only delish but it was healthy. Overall I am completely satisfied with it and would purchase it on my own.

About The Product

"For the first time in the Company’s 40-year history, Nature’s American Co. is bringing something new to the table.  While many granolas are loaded with preservatives, sugar, sodium or trans fats, Nature’s Hand granola was created for health-conscious consumers who still love the taste of authentic granola, and uses only the world’s finest ingredients.
 
The new product, which features an improved texture and more clustered blend, is made with roasted oats and wheat, tasty nuts and seeds and delicately sweetened with caramelized brown sugar and honey.  Nature’s Hand uses only premium all-natural ingredients like soy oil, which is full of fiber, protein and antioxidants.  The brand is low in sugar and contains no artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, cholesterol, trans fats or sodium."
 
Be sure to check them out and "like" them on Facebook or Twitter.



I was given Nature's Hand Granola to try in exchange for my honest opinion in a review. The opinions expressed in reviews on this site are mine and always honest.

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Pregnancy-Related Sciatica GUEST POST

 
Tips to help expectant moms manage lower back attacks


Pregnancy-related sciatica typically occurs during the second and third trimester of pregnancy and it’s caused by a baby’s position in the mother’s womb. During this time, the baby is growing larger and sits in a lower position in the abdomen. Pregnancy-related sciatica occurs when the baby's head presses against the mother's sciatic nerves, which run down the spine and into the pelvis and upper leg area, causing shooting pains or paralyzing numbness in the lower back, buttocks, or down the backs of the thighs.

The pain can be severe and demobilizing, and unfortunately, there's no prescription to remedy sciatica. Little that can be done to prevent the onset of sciatica or relieve the pain completely until the baby is born. Ordering cheap drugs online from a Canadian Pharmacy is an option but this may require a prescription from your doctor. The good news is there are many ways to help ease the severity of sciatic attacks without drugs, including:

1.    Chiropractic adjustments - As a woman’s abdomen grows as their baby grows, mom’s back can become weakened and unstable. Regular chiropractic adjustments can promote blood flow and relieve mild to severe sciatica throughout pregnancy.

2.    Regular exercise - Expectant moms who exercise regularly may handle the sciatica discomforts better than those who don’t exercise at all. Why is this? Women with good muscle tone will have better back support as their pregnancy progresses.

3.    Soft tissue prenatal massage – will work tense muscles loose and help create a larger range of motion during a sciatica attack. A gentle prenatal massage conducted weekly by an RMT can reduce stress on mom’s weight-bearing joints and encourage proper posture, which can reduce sciatica attacks.

4.    Applying alternate hot and cold - Soothing heat alternated with an ice pack will help calm muscle and nerve spasms during a sciatica attack.

5.    Wear flat shoes – High heels or shoes that take your weight on your heels may cause additional strain on your lower back and worsen sciatica.

6.    Sleep on your side not on your tummy – Sleeping on your side with pillows rolled up under the knees puts less stress on your back. It also supports your back when you get out of bed if you rise from one side and then pull your body into an upright sitting position, provoking fewer sciatica spasms.

7.    Pelvic tilts - While there is no real cure for sciatica, pelvic tilt exercises can offer some relief by stretching the length of the path that the sciatic nerve travels, which starts in the piraformis, located in the buttocks, and runs down the hamstring and the calf muscles. Pelvic tilts take pressure off the sciatic muscle and also prepares the muscles of pregnant woman for giving birth. To do a proper pelvic tilt:

•    Lay on the floor with your knees bent at 90-degrees and your feet flat on the floor
•    Check to see if you can slide your hand between your low back and the floor
•    Inhale first and tilt your pelvis up towards the ceiling as you exhale until you get a nice stretch in your low back
•    Exhale and let the spine and pelvis return to their original position



Bio: Bernice Spradlin is an avid hiker and runner. She works at a gym as in Brooklyn, New York, where she gets great inspiration for her freelance health-related articles and blogs. In her off time, you can often find Bernice jogging the East River path along the waterfront and enjoying the cool breeze.

Why Men Should Stay Well Groomed- Guest Post

Why Men Should Stay Well Groomed
 
A well groomed man makes a great first impression. Appearance matters, whether you are in a business or social setting. Fair or not, people tend to make judgments about your character based on how you look. Prospective employers are strongly influenced by grooming when making hiring decisions. If you show up to a job interview with shaggy hair, ragged fingernails and wrinkled clothes, chances are the job is going to some other guy, even though you may be the most qualified candidate. Interviewers presume that if you are slovenly in your personal habits, you are most likely lazy and lack motivation.  
 
Men who are attractive and well groomed actually earn higher salaries. A researcher from the Fairleigh Dickson University in North America conducted a study to determine if appearance had any influence on starting salaries. Identical resumes were sent to over a thousand employers accompanied by a picture of the male applicant. Prospective employers were asked what the starting salary would be, should the applicant be successful. In half the pictures the applicant had been given a makeover, so he had a very professional and polished appearance. The starting salary replies that the applicant received pre-makeover were more than twenty percent lower than those quoted for his more polished self.
 
Although attractive, well groomed men don’t perform projects or tasks any better than their less well groomed counterparts, studies have shown that they are perceived to be more reliable, credible and productive. They also have been shown to be much more effective in persuading others simply by virtue of their appearance. These biases can work in your favor. By simply improving your appearance, you can change the way people perceive everything else that you do.
 
When you make the effort to present yourself in the most appealing manner possible, it’s also a source of personal pride that can have an amazing effect on your self confidence. When you catch a glimpse of yourself in mirrors or windows, something that happens as often as fifty times a day, don’t you feel great if you’re looking your best? Although there is no hard data to support the theory that attractive well groomed people are actually happier and more satisfied with their lives, it would seem to follow that being more self confident, being perceived favorably by others or even earning a better salary, may lead to a greater feeling of happiness and fulfillment.
 
Good grooming plays a critical role when it comes to attracting the opposite sex. In Maxim magazine’s annual sex survey, several thousand women were asked “What’s the biggest potential turn off when meeting a man?” The top response was bad hygiene. Women are turned off by men who don’t look good and smell good. Things like body odor, bad breath, dirty fingernails or hair, and ill-fitting sloppy clothes that haven’t been laundered recently are enough to send most women running in the opposite direction.
 
If you want to be taken seriously in today’s world, you need to be confident, masculine, stylish and well groomed. Make the effort to be the best possible version of yourself.

My name is Muzammil Bashir. I’m working with the Senior Editor of pretty-small-shoes.com Specializing in small size shoes for women with small size feet.

Rent a Textbook and Donate to Operation Smile

I was recently contacted by a company called Campus Book Rentals with an offer I couldn't turn down. Operation Smile is a Children's Charity Organization. They work collecting donations to help families pay expenses for cleft plate surgery on children.

Children are born with cleft plate issues every 3 minutes. Due to this they often have a hard time eating, speaking and in most cases smiling. In this economy many families can't afford this surgery. Campus Book Rentals has teamed up with Operation Smile to donate money each time you rent a textbook.

More Info On The Companies

OPERATION SMILE
*** Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, we are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future.

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They have a top notch support staff. Live help. Quick responses.

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There's tons of perks. Monthly giveaways, textbook scholarships, shirts, and other prizes. Registration is free and you do not have to be a paying customer to win.


Thanks for taking the time to read and I hope you consider visiting these sites.  I will be compensated with a chocolate covered fruit basket but would have totally written it without anything =)

Quantum Jump Therapy: Healing through a proxy GUEST POST

It has taken quantum physicists many years to convince mankind of the existence of infinite alternate universes. But, alas the doubt still persists and the question again arises that is it really possible that three might be an outer world with completely alien circumstances and living beings? Is it fathomable that these entirely different versions of us live in a different world and making different choices from us? The possibilities could be infinite and varied and in such an alternate environment the existence of a person may vary largely.


Over 3 decades ago, there came a revolutionized thought that what would happen if there could be a channel to bridge the gap between these alternate versions and oneself. Will there be any effective learning, exchange of knowledge, skills t improve the ongoing quality of life? The answers to all these questions were found in the form of Quantum Jumping. It is named so because the therapy is a combination of quantum energy principles, spiritual counseling and hypnotherapy. This technique incorporates the ability of a person’s mind to jump into the alternate universe and communicate with the alternate versions. This unique method provides them passage to get in contact with these versions and get introduced into some new learning experience. Whether its health or enlightenment or life goals, quantum jumping therapy has proven its metal in the achieving self realization and empowerment. 


The technique as mentioned involves an amalgamation of meditation and visualization that leads the mind to experience this divine phenomenon of Quantum Jumping. The process guides the practitioner to walk through the passage that enables him/her to enter into an alternate world and make a contact with the alternate selves. You may be wondering what exactly this “alternate self” is.  Well, this alternate version totally relies on what a person is looking for. If you aim is to master the art of painting then you will end up meeting an alternate self who is already a skilled painter. If you talk about the possible benefits of Quantum Jumping, then they are countless. This unique experience of alternate selves not only ensures career progress or health improvement but also, lightens up the hidden talent and inspires you to show your creative side that might have been unknown to you as well. People have employed this technique to increase their wealth and boost up their relationship. You might be one in the thousands completely denying the miraculous ability of this therapy to improve your living, but you can’t deny that there are hundreds of people there too who have experience this wisdom themselves and have proven that it really works. Moreover, what harm in trying it out and end up meeting your role model to get inspire din life.

About the author: Amanda Kidd is a blogger. She writes on health related topics and her health guide includes health tips, sexual health and women’s health.

18”x24” Poster Print Giveaway- Closed

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Therapies That Can Help You During Pregnancy (Guest Post)

Pregnancy can be a physically and emotionally stressful time. As your body undergoes a massive physical transformation in a relatively short period of time, it can result in uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms such as back pain, morning sickness, muscle cramps, fatigue, swollen ankles and legs, neck and shoulder tension, constipation, hemorrhoids, mood swings, and acne, to name but a few. The inevitable weight gain puts stress on the bones and joints by increasing the curvature of the lumbar spine. Hormonal changes that make the ligaments more stretchable in preparation for labour also make your joints less stable. Add to that any worries you may have about giving birth, your child's health or being a parent. There are a number of therapies that can help alleviate specific symptoms, prepare your body for the act of child birth, and help you relax. The following therapeutic approaches have proved beneficial during pregnancy.

Reflexology is a natural healing therapy that is used to relieve pain and correct emotional, hormonal and physiological imbalances in the body by applying pressure to points on the feet that correspond with particular organs or bodily functions. In pregnancy it can help prevent or alleviate imbalances that commonly occur as your body undergoes significant changes. Many midwives are trained in reflexology and use it during labour. Studies in the UK and Denmark have shown that reflexology can dramatically speed up labour, reduce pain, and increase the incidence of vaginal deliveries, while significantly reducing the need for common interventions such as inductions, episiotomies, the use of instruments, or caesarian sections.

Chiropractic therapy is a gentle, safe, non-invasive approach to resolving the neuromuscular and biochemical problems associated with pregnancy. Pregnancy not only creates problems but can exacerbate existing ones. Hormonal changes, increased weight and a change in weight distribution, can cause increased stress on pelvic and spinal ligaments, muscles, and joints, all of which respond favourably to chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic treatment can also ensure correct alignment to the pelvis which is important in preventing back, neck and shoulder pain during pregnancy and is beneficial for giving birth.

Reiki therapy is a natural energy healing method that originated in Japan. It has been shown to be highly effective during pregnancy in reducing stress, alleviating nausea and morning sickness and improving quality of sleep. Reiki can be used to prepare you physically, emotionally and spiritually for labour and delivery and is frequently used during labour to minimize pain. 



Shiatsu massage therapy is commonly used by midwives in Japan to support a healthy pregnancy and prepare women for an easier labour. It works to harmonize the body's energy, relieving common problems like back pain, nausea, heartburn, anxiety and exhaustion. Courses in Shiatsu massage therapy are popular for birth partners, who learn easy techniques that are safe to perform, allowing them to provide meaningful support during labour.
There are many other forms of therapy that can help you during pregnancy including: acupuncture, aroma therapy, hypnotherapy, osteopathy and the Bowen and Alexander techniques.  Anyone who has a high risk pregnancy should check with their obstetrician before beginning any type of therapy. Many doctors advise that even in a normal pregnancy you wait until after the first trimester. Pregnancy does not have to be an ordeal. It can be a joyful time particularly if you avail yourself of some the natural healing therapies that can alleviate any discomfort.


Hello my name is Muzammil, I am working with the Editor for healthypages.co.uk. I love to write about health and beauty, especially Complementary Therapies, please visit our site for more information Hypnotherapy.



This is a guest post. I was in no way compensated for it.  Just all about helping people get their name out there =)

Goosebump DVD Giveaway- Closed

Two New Goosebumps Adventures Arrive on DVD September 13

Win a copy of the DVD Arriving September 13th
From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Get goose bumps and keep the light on to ward off the ghosts, goblins, mutants and madness as Goosebumps®: Attack of the Mutant and Goosebumps®: Ghost Beach scare their way onto DVD September 13, 2011 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

With over 300 million books sold, R.L. Stine’s wildly successful children’s stories (www.scholastic.com/goosebumps ) come to life with two all-new terrifying tales.  First, Attack of the Mutant includes “Attack of the Mutant Parts 1 & 2” and follows Skipper Matthews and his awesome comic book collection.  Skipper’s favorite is The Masked Mutant, the story of an evil, power-mad super villain who is out to gain control of the universe.  One day, while lost in a strange part of town, Skipper discovers a building that mysteriously resembles the Mutant’s secret headquarters... a building that magically disappears.  Has Skipper read one too many comic books?  Or does The Masked Mutant really exist?  The DVD also features “Phantom of the Auditorium™,” a frightening story about a young actress who is thrilled after winning the lead in the school play... until the nightmares begin as there is talk of a real phantom who has haunted the auditorium for years.

Next, Ghost Beach includes “The Barking Ghost” and follows Cooper Holmes, a young man who is scared of just about everything.  His father says he’s the only kid to scare himself on Halloween!  But as he moves into a new house, this time Cooper is not just scared of his own shadow.  In “Be Careful What You Wish For,” class klutz Samantha Byrd is the laughingstock of the girls’ basketball team.  But now, Samantha has found someone who will grant her three wishes.  Too bad she wasn’t more careful as now Sam’s wishes are turning her life into a living nightmare!  Lastly, “Ghost Beach” focuses on Jerry, who is thrilled by the prospect of exploring the dark, eerie old cave he discovered down by the beach.  When he hears the story of a 300-year-old ghost living inside, Jerry must decide if he will believe the legend or dismiss it as a silly made-up tale.  

Watch these latest spooky Goosebumps® stories on September 13… if you dare!



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