A lot of readers have questions about what exercises they can start doing, that don’t require a gym or complicated exercise equipment. People can actually get a great workout in, even if they don’t have any experience, equipment or gym membership.
If you are resolving to lose weight this New Year, then you owe it to yourself to get some help. It’s one thing to say you are going to eat better, or exercise more, but it’s another to commit to it.
How many times have people bought gym memberships, only to stop going after a week or two? It happens all the time. Or that treadmill or home gym gets used 2-3 times, then starts collecting dust.
The reason for this is they require a large time commitment. People need to get dressed in exercise gear, drive to the gym or setup the home gym, and then workout. Overall it usually takes at least an hour of commitment to stick with whatever exercise program they are trying to do.
In today’s busy world, that just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
And for diet, that one is probably even worse in terms of people sticking with it. But luckily there are programs that have easy to follow, yummy diet plans that also have low time commitment exercise programs that are doable. And most importantly, since the diet is easy and the exercise program doesn’t require a huge investment in time or money, it is much more likely that people will stick with it. One of these exercise programs I found online and it’s called The Lean Belly Breakthrough. You can watch this video here for more information:
This is one of the more popular, yet low impact and easy diet and exercise programs out there. It’s creators claim that with a simple change in diet and moderate exercise with this system, that people can lose up to 1 pound a day. Now that is inspiring.
So if you are going to make a resolution to lose weight this year, I recommend you take the time to find a program that not only will get you results, but one that you will stick with. Lean Belly Breakthrough is the one that I am using, and I recommend you do the same.
Ever since the release of original Brain Age game for the Nintendo DS, a slow growth rate of a sub-genre of brain testing games has been experienced. Although there has been a profusion of excellent designations that have been made public that benefit from the system’s stylus and subsequent screen, the multi feel abilities of the Ios background have attested to be a ripe settings for this kind of game as well. Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of these apps to be located in the App Store. If you are seeking for that for that undulation washboard prefrontal cortex, below is a list of the top quality ios games that can help you train your brain.
1. Mensa Brain Test
Mensa is available in the brain training game and with their application. With the Mensa Mind Test, you can see the way your grayish substance piles up with all of the top class eggheads out there. The moment you boot up the application, you are welcomed by two choices- the straight up test and a training mode. In the exercising mode, you will be impelled with some queries that will be helpful in warming up you neurons to get prepared for the real treaty. Once you have mastered the test well, your brain will surely be set on the treadmill and get a genuine calisthenics. For just a buck, you get absolutely what your money is worth. Just like real exercises, you must get ready for the things to get working out since the entire test necessitates that you must answer 60 questions over 60 minutes.
2. Clockwork Brain
Nothing goes jointly like brain training and steampunk. Individuals who made Clockwork Brain have evidently comprehended this, as their application merges both a fun game that is full of magnificent mind benders. Clockwork Brain provides delightfully recognized visuals that benefits from its Steampunk artistic. However, do not allow the cartoony feel deceive you; this game will make you think as well. There is a free version of four games that are accessible to play. If you are hooked on these, you will have the alternative of buying three more game packs, all increasing the difficulty and diversity.
3. Brain school
Many individuals have shown interest in the brain teaching apps that contains a psychedelic Einstein logo. Watchful with your fingers, the free edition of this app contains ads that like to come up right where you would usually be tapping. The app comes with an option to halt ads, although you will need to pay for it. Brain school is designed for you to achieve an impressive result in five different groupings of games that are alienated into four different years. For you to assess yourself with the afterward year puzzles and quizzes, you will need to finish from the previous year. It is a clever gimmick assistance that encourages you to make an attempt and go through this game’s tough and addictive brain testers. Brain School presents a wide variety. The cartoony, straightforward experience makes it feel available for all. If you succeed through all the challenges, you are given a chance to buy more since they are available.
Lumosity is a brain training application that appears to think that in has the derivation of a famous shoe label. As per the designers, Lumosity has accomplished all kinds of wonders its users. Enhanced mode, improved memory, and overall agile brain are the outcomes that the app advertises as the merits of participating in the syllabus. Lumosity comprises of various mini games; each one made to improve specific cognitive capabilities like problem-solving, attention and memory processing speed. Although the app might be offered free, you will be required to pay subscription charges to use the service.
5. Fits brain trainer
The app was released in 2013, and it has constantly among the perfect brain trainers available. The continuous updates keep the workout fresh, and they are at all times setting up bugs and optimization of the game. The workouts are not only meant to tax your mind, but they are will do it in an enjoyable and challenging way. With so many calisthenics to go through, you will always find it amusing.
So now that it is 2016, I am really dedicating myself to not only get in shape again, but but also start to improve my brain function. memory and problem solving abilities. So just like eating healthy, gets you in better shape, you need to feed the brain what it needs!
The brain can not function properly without the essential nutrients and chemical compounds that it needs. The foods people eat, and do not eat, play a major role in memory. Fresh vegetables are essential, as are healthy fats, while avoiding sugar and grain carbohydrates is recommended. For instance celery, cauliflower, broccoli, and walnuts contain antioxidants as well as other compounds that protect the brain’s health and may stimulate the production of new brain cells. So you will improve your body and mind at the same time, by eating correctly.
Another thing ou need to do is exercise the mind more, just like it is a muscle. There are tons of videos out there with exercises or games you can do to improve your cognitive function.
Readers, if you’re looking to spice up your holiday season, I’m sure you’ll want to check this list… twice!
This Christmas, the best gifts are waiting for those who have been naughty…
And the toys under the tree are not for children. Sexy Santas, naughty elves, and dominant shifters are ready to spread some very kinky Christmas cheer. It’s a good thing the ladies in our stories are looking for anything but vanilla.
This is a Christmas of firsts for girlfriends Maisie and Regan. Maisie hasn’t returned to their hometown since beginning her transition from male to female. Regan hasn’t spoken to her hard-drinking Cree father in twice that time. Will family drama, secrets, and new arrivals strengthen their bond or tear Regan and Maisie apart?
Ménage loving and chance encounters will make the holidays merry and bright and hot enough to keep out the cold. From a romp in Santa’s candy house to a dinner party where chains and collars are required attire, Christmas for these naughty men is going to be anything but vanilla.
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Albert Kennedy Trust, although my association with them started off for the daftest of reasons. I mean, as a huge fan of Archie Kennedy (from the Hornblower TV series) that name was always going to catch my eye. When I read about Albert, a runaway from a children’s home who fell to his death from the top of a car park in Manchester, having suffered rejection and abuse from the society he lived in, I decided I had to support the cause of getting GLBT youngsters off the streets and into supportive families.
I also got a few other books.. the first being Canal Street Gothic, by David Thame, in support of AKT. It was described as a collection of ten stories set in and around Manchester’s gay village revealing the gothic truths beneath the shiny surfaces of the twenty-first century city.
I enjoyed the first story, “Regulars”, so much I immediately re-read it, savouring the characterisations and noticing all the clues to the denouement I should have picked up first time. From then on, I made sure I read slowly and got the most out of each story; it was a real pleasure to read gay fiction which wasn’t just about sex and that had strong storylines. Like all anthologies, some of these stories are stronger than others, and the stand outs for me were “The Posh Bit of Stockport” and “The New Union” as well as the aforementioned “Regulars”. Overall, I’d recommend it whole heartedly, even if it wasn’t in support of charity, so the Albert Kennedy bit just has to be the deal clincher, doesn’t it?
If you find that you have a moment, and need to put up your feet, I have a free Xmas read available at Musa Publishing – Christmas Crossroad – along with several free reads from Musa authors – so check it out for some holiday reading! click here My story features Leo and Andre from Lover’s Trill.
We’re seeking kisses for the 2014 New Year’s Kisses Party!
Last year’s event was a massive success, so we’ve decided to go for it again. This year’s event will be hosted by Tara Lain, Angel Payne, and Kay Berrisford.
Basically, we’re collecting kiss excerpts from as many romance and erotica books as we can. All pairings/ménage and heat levels are welcome. The kisses will be published at the party pages at our blogs between 31st December and 2nd January, and there will be a quiz and prizes to encourage everyone to read YOUR kiss.
If you’d like to take part, please send us a KISS EXCERPT from one of your books – anything from a few lines in the build up to a 500-600 word excerpt, any pairing or heat level.
Please email these to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the excerpt as a .DOC, .DOCX, .TXT, .RTF, or .ODT attachment, no later than 22nd December. (Please don’t put your excerpt in the body of the email, as the formatting is often ruined, and we won’t necessarily know how to put it back again!)
Later, we will be asking for small donations toward the prize pot (via paypal) or ebook donations for prizes. This is NOT compulsory, but it all adds to the fun.
If you’re into trippy pop culture and vampires, you really ought to check out French Director Jean Rollin’s movies.
The Nude Vampire is a great one to start with. It was in French with English dubbing.I prefer subtitles, but in this case it wouldn’t have mattered much because there are about 6 sentences of dialogue. That’s one reason why you won’t try to watch this while knitting a last minute gift or Facebooking on your phone because you’ll miss pretty much everything. Don’t watch it around kids, either, because there are a lot of naked people and strange clothes. Both of which will require so much explaining that you will miss the slowly developing plotline.
Don’t expect an upbeat ending. It is French.
Do expect a surreal experience.
Suggested accompanying drink: red wine. Of course.
The video clip of the opening scene gives you a pretty good idea of what you’re in for.
Intrigued? I had to order it from the library, but it was worth the wait.
If you have Netflix and need something both sexy and creepy right away, try Fascination. This is also by Jean Rollin. It doesn’t ave the all around swank of The Nude Vampire, but its trippy in its own way.
Edits and My Self-Esteem
Written By: Lisa Fox – Dec• 16•13
I like getting edits. I really do. My work is always a million times better after it has gone through the editing process, the story is always stronger, the characters more sincere. My editors have made me better writer and I’ve learned important lessons from them all.
I know all this and yet when I receive revision suggestions, I always go through this period where I feel like I’ve failed my editor in some deep and significant way. The first time I open that Word document and see all that bold color within all I can think is: If only I was a better author, I wouldn’t need to make my poor editor work so hard! Why didn’t I see that? It’s so obvious? How could I have missed that plot hole? What was I thinking when I wrote that sentence? Terrible!
I look over all the comments once, wince and moan, and then I close the document down. For one day, maybe two if the deadline isn’t that tight, I let myself wallow in my failure. I take the time to curse the gods and bemoan my decision to ever think I could be a real and accomplished writer.
And then, the next day, I open the document again and get to work. Because I have to. Because my editor’s right. And because I love this job so, so, so, so much even editing is a treat.
Still, that first hit is KILLER.
How do you all deal with edits? Do they crush you at first or do you receive them happily?