I like your comment about water meeting land being magical! I have had a fiick through some of my holiday snaps & my favourites all have an amazing blue sea & sky. For me, that intense blue is the colour of holidays!
Interesting that most people have posted a picture with a body of water in it. I guess there's just something magical about when land meets water.
There's plenty of stunning places on this planet, but I'm going to pick Lake Nemi outside Rome, Italy.
It's a lake formed inside a volcanic crater, with a … Read more
Hummus is a type of dip made primarily from ground chickpeas. Traditionally, it comes from the Middle East, but it's popular all over the world today.
How Is Hummus Eaten?
Hummus is usually eaten as a dip, with breadsticks, carrot-sticks, celery or even nachos. You can also dunk bread in it, … Read more
I prefer beer, but I'm starting to get a beer belly, so I am going to have to make something else my favorite. I do like goo Russian vodka.
Anything in moderation can be an added pleasure to anyone's life. Unfortunately, pornography can easily turn into a habit and even an addiction. Humans are voyeuristic by nature. They want to know and see things that aren't a normal part of their everyday lives. For example, how many people do you know that would … Read more
I'm afraid you haven't included the passage, so it isn't possible to answer your question.
I suspect that one of the factors at play here is how different people get ideas, and how much external stimulus they need, in order to do so.
For example, some of my friends can't bear their own company, and have very few interests which don't involve other people, or activities, to stimulate them and … Read more
I find that creativity is often a personal and private process. I've been in a few bands, and have been interested in creative writing for as long as I can remember - and I personally find that going through a creative process with other people stifles my ideas because I end up having to accomodate … Read more
I suppose it depends on the nature of the invention! Sometimes solitude is required in order to be truly creative, but it can also be beneficial to have numerous people working towards the same goal.
For example, if I was writing a song or a book, I would find it beneficial to cut myself off from … Read more
My favourite philosophy book is also one of the oldest: Crito, by the Ancient Greek philosopher, Plato.
It follows on from Apology, which describes the trial and conviction of Socrates.
Socrates has been convicted of civil disobedience and sentenced to death, and Crito deals with his conversation with his wealthy … Read more
There are several things you need to think about when picking a good name for your website. Here's a short list of things I personally think are important:
- Something short. Think of all the sites you use regularly — they tend to be one-word names that are easy to spell. For example, there's Blurtit, Google, Facebook, … Read more
This is a great question, especially because I feel it's really tricky to find a domain name that's available and effective these days.
To give you an answer though, I guess it depends on your target audience and how you intend to drive traffic to your site.
If you are going to rely on word of … Read more
Unfortunately, my favourite alcoholic drinks are full of calories, so I tend to just go for vodka or white rum and Diet Coke.
If I fancy something nice, I'll usually go for:
These are really easy to make at home, and I love getting all the fresh ingredients together. The smell of fresh lime and mint is … Read more
I used to love Margaritas and Caipirinhas! But that was back in the days when I was young, before becoming a mommy. ;-)
Now I just stick to beer and wine. Preferences? Well, a good German beer or the Murphys Red are my top choice.
Wine? Spanish red like LAN Reserva or white Marques de Riscal … Read more
Just as Cristea George Cristian said, there are tools everywhere on the internet. The question about which are the best marketing tools is not that easy to answer as first we would have to consider the tools within the marketing tools.
There are three main groups of tools for internet marketing: Customer identification tools, reach … Read more
I am going to be soppy. The best gift everyone gave me on my Wedding Day was their presence at my Wedding. Simply being there and helping me to celebrate one of the happiest days of my life, filled me with such joy and happiness. It really didn't matter to me if it rained or … Read more
I've always had huge reading lists because of my studies and so don't get a lot of time to read for myself, however when I do get the occasional chance, I love to read fashion books. Biographies are my very favourite and I have recently enjoyed Coco Chanel: The life and the Legend. Others worth … Read more
The global recession has played a massive part in my family's life. We are currently struggling to put the house on the market, will soon be facing foreclosure if unable to do so, and have had to sell many of our personal belongings. My father lost his job and is finally climbing back up the … Read more
I don't blog — a) because I don't have time, and b) because I think it's important to be passionate about something in order to do it well. As there's nothing I'm currently interested in enough to blog about, it would be a waste of my time, and the time of any poor soul who … Read more
There are lots of ways to drive traffic to a website - what works best depends on your audience but some of my key tips would be:
1. Have great content which a) keeps people coming back and b) that they want to share with others - make sure you update/add to it regularly
2. Invite people … Read more
I think it varies from relationship to relationship, but from my experience, the most important things are trust, equality, and being able to live your own life, as well as being part of a couple.
This, for me, goes without saying. I wouldn't be in a relationship with someone I couldn't trust, as constantly worrying what … Read more
Handling stress used to be one of the most difficult things to do for me. My mind got clouded and sometimes I didn't see a way around a specific situation. But many situations and experiences in the past have triggered a defense mechanism I was not aware about at those moments. Every time I … Read more
Honest answer here :
- Face the problem/situation. Nothing works better than diving straight into the problem , through the inner layers and right in the middle of the core subject! Of course this takes courage , power , strength and determination and when you're stressed you tend to lack most of these. But there is … Read more
That's a tricky question - but I'll give it my best shot!
I personally think that people who display passive aggressive traits aren't always afraid of conflict, they're just trying to create conflict on their terms.
Rather than approach you directly about an issue they're unhappy about, they'll try to indirectly provoke you into losing your … Read more
I was just thinking about this very behaviour this morning - so the timing is just perfect in reading this question! Naturally, because I'm an astrologer, I think about what the person's astrological make up is. When I spot a passive aggressive person - I blame Mars. Mars is our action planet and the one … Read more