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Video: The Perfect Massage

Video: The Perfect Massage
Learn to give a mind-blowing rubdown. (You can both thank us later). Thursday, September 8, 2011 Nothing says “I’m a keeper” like a well-executed massage. The Set-UpHow do massage therapists manage to go all day without aching hands? Kneading Probably the most quintessential massage technique, you’ll rotate your thumbs and fingers simultaneously in circular movements. Squeezing“The muscles on either side of your shoulders are notorious for carrying stress,” says Burgess, “so you want to give this area some attention.” PercussionEssentially a hand chop, this technique is a good closer after you’ve worked a particular section of the body. CompressionThis is essentially just using the palm of your hand or forearm to lean into a muscle group. Stroking Great for smaller areas such as the back of the neck or arms, stroking is a more superficial technique. Effleurage These long, gliding strokes are also very superficial, but feel amazing. Video by Project Dstllry Related:  spirituality

The Top 10 Web Design Skills You WILL Need! Here are my top 10 web design skills that you WILL need to master to become an effective web designer. If you’re serious about mastering web design and marketing, check out the Pro Web Design Alliance. See how Jordan benefited from the course forum and Google hangout sessions to make his and his clients’ sites better. Look at Jordan’s site and the testimonials from his clients here. Your priorities may be different (and my priorities may be different a few months down the line). And I’d add that you don’t need all these skills in any particular measure to make it in web design. #1. I’m convinced the #1 most important skill for a web designer is the ability to use words effectively. If you can craft a series of web pages into a conversation that communicates what you need to communicate, informs, and calls your visitors to take the actions you want, your web site can be a great success, even if it’s graphically plain – hey, even if it’s ugly! #2. How can you develop this ability? #3.

70 Reminders to Help You Break Any Barrier I am pleased to introduce this guest article by a new friend John, the creator of HiLife2B, where he hopes to inspire people and to help them achieve their dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @janyasor 1. Believe that even the smallest compliment can save someone’s life 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70.

T-Bucket's Wacky Tips to Survive Being Broke in a Recession - T-Bucket 1. Put an egg in your Ramen 2. Have sex ,alot. It's free and it feels really good if you do it right. Heck, it even feels good when you do it 'wrong'. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 3 Mistakes Women Make When Dealing With Men I've wanted to write this column for quite some time, but I was afraid of coming off as some sort of spokesman for angry dudes everywhere. I'm not. Frankly, I'm not a big fan of most men, and I think women have every reason not to trust us, especially when it comes to sex. After all, most guys would cut their own dick off to get laid. GettyHere's a visual to help with the sound you just heard in your head. So yes, ladies, you're right. #3. This technique is as old as it is pointless, but before we see why, let's get the terminology right. Some of you disagree. GettyThis is you. Distinguishing yourself. Now, before you string me up for being crass, just hear me out. What's playing hard to get? But let's say I'm wrong. Wouldn't you rather overhear him say, "I met this girl the other night and she was so funny I laughed the whole night." Getty"And you know what she said? But there's a bigger problem. #2. Lately, I've been hearing a lot of women talk about "negging." Getty"Hi. Woman: ...

The Chakra System Home Table of Contents What is a Chakra? The word chakra is a Sanskrit word which is derived from the verb car ("to move"). There are several literal meanings of chakra: wheel circle center Besides the literal meaning there are also some esoteric meanings: The Chakra denotes the "wheel of becoming" (bhavacakra), or "round of existence" (samsara), which is the phenomenal cosmos. "There are seven basic vibratory rates (bodies) which we use to progress from very basic energies to the very highly developed superhuman levels." Vyasa comments that during single-pointed meditation, which is fixation on a single point (desabandhascittasya dharana), that the concentration is usually on the center, or chakra, of the navel, on the lotus of the heart, on the light within the head, on the tip of the nose, on the tip of the tongue, or on any external place or object. In the Rg-Veda and the Upanishads there is an identification of the body and the cosmos. A Short Description of the Seven Chakras The Ajna

Introduction Next: Simple Substitution Ciphers Up: crypto Previous: crypto The goal of cryptography is to make it possible for two people to exchange a message in such a way that other people cannot understand the message. There is no end to the number of ways this can be done, but here we will be concerned with methods of altering the text in such a way that the recipient can undo the alteration and discover the original text. The original text is usually called ``cleartext'' and the encoded or altered text is called ``ciphertext''. In general, the more ciphertext you have, the easier it is to crack the code. There is a way around this that we'll discuss in the section on public key cryptography.

Winning the Cancer War On a beautiful winter afternoon in Southern California, Dr. Dennis Slamon, one of the country's premier cancer researchers, is sitting at a picnic table on the UCLA campus. The grounds are quiet, almost deserted for the New Year's break, and Slamon seems as relaxed as someone who runs a major research lab, a network of more than 50 patient centers, and two national cancer-research programs can be. I'd come out to Los Angeles to have a conversation with Slamon that I hoped would make sense of the remarkable progress being made on some of the most intractable diseases -- particularly cancer -- in recent years. This, despite the fact that the major killers have barely been slowed. Straightforward, independent, and celebrated for his accomplishments battling breast cancer, Slamon is particularly well equipped to offer this kind of perspective. The result was Herceptin, the first drug to come to the market targeting a specific genetic alteration that plays a role in causing tumors.

What You'll Wish You'd Known January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school. I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious. I'll start by telling you something you don't have to know in high school: what you want to do with your life. If I were back in high school and someone asked about my plans, I'd say that my first priority was to learn what the options were. It might seem that nothing would be easier than deciding what you like, but it turns out to be hard, partly because it's hard to get an accurate picture of most jobs. But there are other jobs you can't learn about, because no one is doing them yet. And yet every May, speakers all over the country fire up the Standard Graduation Speech, the theme of which is: don't give up on your dreams. What they really mean is, don't get demoralized. Which is an uncomfortable thought. I'm not saying there's no such thing as genius. Upwind Ambition Corruption Now

The 4 Easiest Ways to Accidentally Ruin Your Relationship It's so hard to tell people what works in a relationship. The only way to truly know you've succeeded is to realize on your deathbed that you're still together, and you haven't said, "Get that life-sucking piece of shit out of here so I can die in peace." From that standpoint, and my long line of failed attempts to not make a woman run screaming in the opposite direction, I can't even pretend to give advice on that. But what I can do is warn you about the almost biblical signs of oncoming doom, like ... #4. How It Ends You've been talking to your boyfriend for over 10 minutes, and the most response you've gotten has been "Mmmhhmmm" and an occasional annoyed glance away from the TV when some cheap bastard snipes him from across the map. Later that night, you walk up behind him while he's pecking away at his computer and put your arms around him. Photos.comAlso, your bed is ridiculous and has too much shit on it. How It Sneaks Up on You How to Avoid It"A little better.

beginners guide to zen habits. By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s hard to get going again, to get started when all the forces of inertia are against you. Here’s how to get started, in just a few easy steps. Pick one thing. With every single step, you’ll feel better. Just announced: Dealing with Your Struggles video course. 30 game scripts you can write in PHP, Part 1: Creating 10 fundamental scripts Getting started As both a game master/storyteller and a developer, I frequently find myself writing little utilities and scripts to help me when running, planning, and playing games. Sometimes I need a quick idea. Other times, I just need a whole pile of names for Non-Player Characters (NPCs). This article will explore 10 fundamental scripts that can be used in various types of games. We will blaze through these scripts pretty quickly. Back to top A basic die roller Many games and game systems need dice. In many cases, that would be more or less fine. Listing 1. function roll () { return mt_rand(1,6); } echo roll(); Then we can pass the type of die we want to roll as a parameter to the function. Listing 2. function roll ($sides) { return mt_rand(1,$sides); } echo roll(6); // roll a six-sided die echo roll(10); // roll a ten-sided die echo roll(20); // roll a twenty-sided die Random name generator Listing 3. Listing 4. Listing 5. Scenario generator Listing 6. Deck builder and shuffler Mad Libber

Top 100 Personal Development Blogs Personal development can affect all aspects of your life, from controlling your negative thoughts to gaining the self-confidence to excel at work. If you’re in need of some inspiration to get you on the right road to improving yourself, the Internet is full of blogs that can offer guidance, advice and support to aid you in your journey. We’ve brought together 100 here, in no particular order, to help you get started. Must Read These are some of the most popular personal development blogs out there, so make sure to add them to your bookmarks. Work Development Learn to take control of your career and get things on the right track with a little help from these work-related sites. Get Organized It’s hard to get much accomplished when you’re living in clutter. Financial Development These blogs will help you get your finances in order and put your mind at ease. Coaches and Consultants Get some advice from these professionals in personal development. Self-Improvement Productivity Miscellaneous

50 Creative, Cheap Ways to Have Fun “Never let lack of money interfere with having fun.” ~Unknown Back when we were young, we may have asked our parents for money to do things, but more often than not, we found creative ways to have fun without spending a dime. At least I know I did. My cousins and I turned their bulkhead cellar doors into a slide—and the main attraction of our DIY amusement park. We turned cardboard paper towel rolls and rice-filled soda bottles into instruments, and entertained ourselves for hours on end. We didn’t wait for overtime or vacation weeks to have fun. I highly doubt I’d spend one of my adult Saturdays banging on a homemade coffee can drum, but there’s something to said for getting a little creative with your downtime. If you’re looking for some cheap, creative ways to enjoy the weekend—or perhaps an upcoming weekday you’ve chosen to liberate—I recommend: Have Fun Outside 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Have Fun with Food 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Have Fun with Entertainment 21. 22.

Meditate for a Date If you want to get a date this Valentine’s Day, cross your legs, close your eyes and say “Om.” Or, turn on “MediDating: Meditations for Fearless Romance,” a new collection of meditations from Gabrielle Bernstein, best-selling author and spiritual guru to Manhattan’s young and restless. MORE: The Spirit Junkie’s Secret to Loving Your Body MediDating is a series of love meditations to help you release all those fears about winding up sad and alone with a growing collection of cats. “The romantic areas of our lives can often be the most anxious and uncomfortable areas,” says Bernstein. Her meditations start by helping you let go of what she calls "romantic delusions," otherwise known as totally unrealistic expectations. Of course, letting go of those expectations won’t happen overnight. Bernstein encourages people to spend three or four months on the first seven meditations, allowing time to process tough emotions. MORE: Meditation for Beginners