Got a cute new scarf as a Valentine’s day gift from my sister and just had to share something new I learned on the fly. I wanted to wear the scarf tonight but wasn’t sure how to tie it. It’s one of those “magic” scarves or tube scarves. Here’s a pic of me wearing it (right).
I don’t know if you can see how I tied it in the photo (it’s kind of washed out), but it’s done in this loop-knot type style, which looks very simple but also chic in my opinion–and it reduces the bulk of the scarf nicely.
Being petite (I’m 5 feet even, but a lot of people think I’m about 5’4″ or 5’5″, thanks to my habit of wearing “big shoes”–AKA heels!), my frame is easily overwhelmed by “over-sized” accessories and clothing. I have learned that finding the right length and fit can make me look 20 pounds slimmer. No joke!
Anyway, I had always seen people wearing this look and liked it, but never bothered to figure out how to do it. I’m guessing I’m not alone here, so thought I’d share a quick tutorial.
It’s really simple–you fold the scarf in half and put it around your neck. Leave the unlooped side a little longer, then bring that side through the looped side. Then, you just adjust to your preference.
Here’s a diagram I found (for my more visual friends!).
What’s your favorite way to tie a scarf? Share your thoughts, ideas and experiences in the comments section, below.
And, as usual, I got all research-geek-ninja on this subject’s ass. Here’s a quick summary of what I found out.
Take into account the following benefits of HGH, as reported by BodyBuilder.com.
Promotes, increases the creation of new protein tissues, such as in muscle recovery or repair. This is how new muscle is built.
Recent research suggests its involvement in the metabolism of body-fat and its conversion to energy sources. Tests were conducted in obese people and medical use in treating obesity was proven beyond a doubt. Pros have reportedly used HGH as a way of maintaining and increasing lean mass while dieting for years.
It improves the sleeping pattern, makes for less unintended awakenings and betters REM-stage sleep.
HGH produces more energy
May improve sexual performance
Improves the quality and duration of heart and kidneys
Ok, well that’s all well and good, right? But many medical experts fear that taking synthetic HGH hormones can be hazardous to your health. But do HGH pills work?
Still, there are approved uses for HGH (and presumably, these are positive ways in which increased HGH can affect your body), according to WebMD. They are as follows.
Short bowel syndrome, a condition in which nutrients are not properly absorbed due to severe intestinal disease or the surgical removal of a large portion of the small intestine.
HGH deficiency due to rare pituitary tumors or their treatment.
Muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS.
So, when you look at the ways that a reasonably well-respected health resource says the increased presence of HGH can affect your body, you have to see that it is potentially able to increase your sex drive, muscle tone, improve your ability to digest food and absorb nutrients, fight infection and so much more.
With all of that being said, what good would it do you to know this information if there were no solution to the problem?
Well, these aren’t technically HGH pills, but they are supposed to help increase the level of HGH in your body. But do they work?
Drum roll please: I’m working on figuring that out.
So, I’m trying a new supplement from It Works! called New You. Basically, as I understand it, the supplement causes your body to release additional HGH (human growth hormone), and for anyone over 30, this means looking and feeling younger.
Stimulate your body’s natural human growth hormone production to improve lean muscle mass, enhance your exercise endurance, and turn back the hands of time from the inside out with New You! Through natural polyphenols, New You also supports your muscles with improved blood supply and fights the effects of free radicals.
Stimulates natural production and release of HGH (human growth hormone)
Boosts lean muscle mass
Enhances exercise endurance
Helps improve sleep quality and memory
Fights the harmful effects of free radicals
So, does it work?
I can’t tell you for sure yet, personally. I can tell you that all the testimonials I’ve read and heard personally have been very positive. I can tell you that everything else I’ve tried from It Works! has, in fact, worked.
And I can tell you that I started taking these today, and I’m not sure if it’s my imagination or not, but I felt pretty awesome all day. So who knows? I’ll report back in a month or so and let you know how it’s going.
In the meantime, if you’ve tried New You from It Works! or any similar product, I’d be really interested in hearing how you liked it! Please share your thoughts, comments, experiences and/or questions in the comments section, below.
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The Abundance for Life Mindfest is easy to use. Every day for five days in a row show up at a special website, and click play to direct your inner “genius” mind for abundance.
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“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” ~William Shakespeare
17 Secrets for Living Well That You Can Learn From World Class Actors
According to Shakespeare, all the world’s a stage. Acting is one profession we all get to experience regardless of what we do for a living. How’s your show coming along?
It makes sense that we can learn a lot from great actors. Like hot wives, they’re much more than pretty faces.
Consider the personal qualities and techniques they use to connect with their audience and create a lifetime of memorable performances.
Simple Secrets of World Class Actors:
Show up on time. Get to the theatre on schedule. Delays cause tension with the rest of the cast and lead to additional expenses.
Learn your lines. There is a place in life for rote learning when it comes to mastering basic information. You need a solid foundation before you can add your own embellishments.
Hire an agent. Partners with the right expertise help you get ahead. Link up with people who can help you find more opportunities and give you objective advice about your career.
Invite your friends. A packed house looks more impressive. Until you get paying clients, find some way to fill those empty seats. Be willing to do the same favor for them.
More Advanced Secrets of World Class Actors:
Engage in relaxation. The best actors make their work look easy. Manage stress by meditating daily or booking a weekly massage. Exercise on a regular basis and get plenty of good quality sleep.
Stretch your imagination. Visualize all your possibilities. Look at ordinary things from an unusual angle. The woman next to you on the bus may be a substitute teacher or a space alien.
Make a commitment. Invest for the long term. Once you get started, see a venture through until its completion.
Think like a psychologist. Study human behavior. Think about how a person is likely to react in different situations and the motivation behind their choices.
Explore yourself. Get to know your strengths and weaknesses. Examine the root causes for why you suddenly feel a change in mood or do something unexpected.
Practice lifelong learning. Be open and eager to embrace new ideas. Take classes, read and talk with people from all walks of life.
Persevere against all odds. Anticipate the obstacles that may lie ahead. Make plans for how you’re going to face them. Build up a financial nest egg. Develop contingency plans for what to do if your initial approach gets stalled..
Remain versatile. Be flexible about taking on different roles. Give equal time to all sides of your personality. You may need to make some commercials for laundry detergent before you get the lead part in a Broadway show.
Believe in yourself. Have faith in your own talents and abilities. Encourage yourself with positive self talk.
Take risks. Dare to go beyond your comfort zone. Accept roles that will challenge you to confront difficult truths. Personal development requires hard work.
Share your feelings. Express your emotions. Put your heart into your voice and actions. Allow yourself to care for others and deepen your relationships.
Rely on a support system. It takes an entire cast to put on a show. Develop a circle of people you can count on for assistance and support. Give generously of your time and resources as well.
Demonstrate passion.Get fired up about your life. You can express your intense dedication without chewing up the scenery. Be clear about what you want to accomplish and diligent about pursuing your goals.
Acting is a skill we all need to succeed in life. Learn your part and put all your effort into each performance.