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Famous Shows in Las Vegas

| Articles | July 31, 2009

Amidst all the gambling and casino scenes that take place in Las Vegas it is naturally hard to realize the other things that take place on a regular basis. When visiting the area there are always going to be the world-famous hotels that one just has to visit. But on the other hand, why not take a trip to some of the other famous Las Vegas shows and experience some of the other reasons why the city of Las Vegas is loved so much? There are actually plenty of alternative shows to attend if you want to break away from the hustle and bustle of being in one of the world class casinos, but the main point of attending one of these shows is so that some other points of the Las Vegas culture can show through besides the gambling side. So here they are: the shows that are most famous throughout all of Las Vegas:

Penn and Teller

Chances are that you have heard of this magic act duo, but how many times have you been able to experience a front row seat during this show? There are actually many people who love Penn and Teller but have no idea that they perform many times over in the front stages of Las Vegas. They truly are a classic show for everyone that loves magic tricks and are a kid at heart, but there show will leave you yearning for more of the amazing feats that are performed on the Las Vegas stages.

Cirque du Soleil

There are many great shows that are routinely shown at the Cirque du Soleil, which is an institution in Las Vegas for purely entertainment reasons. A couple of the shows that should be attended during one’s stay include “KA,” which recently just started touring the Las Vegas area and now it is being shown at the MGM Grand, as well as the show titled “O,” and the Cirque du Soleil show titled “A.” Of course, there is always the opportunity to be able to see “Mystere,” which is now shown at the Treasure Island Hotel and Resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Broadway Shows

Even though many people think that Broadway shows are reserved for the streets of Broadway in New York City, there has been much popularity with bringing them to the streets of Las Vegas. In fact, one popular show that is currently being shown in Las Vegas is titled “Mamma Mia!” This show combines some of the best hits from the ’70s era, but also is an awesome show for anyone to see!

There are plenty of other shows to go to as well if you are looking for entertainment around the city. Of course, the possibility always exists to say in the casinos and hotels where something, or some show, is always going on, but a rather fun thing to do would be to seek out the events that you like the most. Indeed, if you love the Cirque du Soleil then stay with those shows, but if you love Penn and Teller then there is no reason why you shouldn’t experience all the mystery and magic that they have to offer as well within the streets of Las Vegas!

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Famous Diamonds

| Articles | July 30, 2009

Around the world there are many diamonds that have been talked about or written about in various stories and official documents. Famous diamonds are part of our world’s history, and have been found in various parts of the world, by all types of people. From royalty to the gods, famous diamonds are often as well known as the people who owned them.

For centuries diamonds, famous diamonds or otherwise, were used in the armor of warriors and the crowns of our kings and queens as a symbol of fearlessness.

The Mountain of Light

One of the few oval shaped famous diamonds, the “mountain of light” was first mentioned in the year 1304. It weighed an astounding 186 carats, and it is said that the diamond was set in the peacock throne of Shah Jehan as an eye of one of the peacock’s.

During Queen Victoria’s reign, the famous diamonds shape was altered a bit and it was recut to weigh 108.93 carats. The diamond is currently one of the British Crown Jewels.

The Orloff

When the Orloff diamond was found, it was said that it weighed around 300 carats. This gemstone of the famous diamonds is held at the Diamond Treasury of the former Soviet Union located in Moscow.

A story about the Orloff claims that the diamond was actually placed in the eye of a god, in the temple of Sri Rangen, which is how it became known as one of the world’s famous diamonds.

The Regent

Before this incredibly large diamond of the famous diamonds was cut it weighed 410 carats! Originally called “The Pitt”, after the English Prime Minister, William Pitt, it was cut into a rounded shape and consisted of more than 140 carats.

In 1717, the diamond was sold to the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France. It was then that the diamond was renamed “The Regent”. When Louis XV had his coronation, the stone was set into his crown.

When the French Revolution ended, “The Regent” was owned by Napoleon Bonaparte, and was placed into the hilt of Bonaparte’s sword.

Currently, the diamond is on display for all to enjoy in the Louvre.

The Blue Hope

The most well known of all famous diamonds, the Blue Hope is currently in the Smithsonian Institution located in the state of Washington. It was owned by Louis XIV, and at the time was called “the blue diamond of the crown”.

Sometime during the French Revolution, the Blue Hope diamond was stolen. It was later found in London in the year 1830, where it was later purchased by Henry Philip Hope. The blue hope diamond received it’s name from this individual, as well as it’s reputation for causing bad luck to those who owned it. While Henry Philip Hope owned the precious blue diamond, each of his family members died in extreme poverty.

Continuing with the bad luck, a later owner of the Blue Hope, Mr. Edward McLean also lost many family members to poverty while he possessed the diamond.

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Family Events in Las Vegas

| Articles | July 29, 2009

If you’re planning on taking a vacation in Las Vegas and taking the whole family with you then there are some important things around the city of Las Vegas that every family should experience. Chances are that going to Las Vegas is going to be just like any other family vacation, but there is certainly plenty to do in the city that is known as having the reputation in America as the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Nevertheless, though, you may be surprised to find out just how many families are perplexed and confused about the thought of experiencing Las Vegas as a family. If you plan to take your family to Las Vegas, though, here is some good family fun to think about:

Visiting the Zoo

What better fun is there to have than a nice day and walk in the park? Even though it seems as if the Las Vegas Southern Nevada Zoo may be the tamest of all things in Las Vegas to do, it is actually quite the opposite. Not only are families able to go here and have fun, but they are also able to experience the wild in its natural habitat. Whether you’re an adult or a child, though, there is plenty of fun to be had in experiencing the large exotic reptiles, the tigers, the lions, flamingos, as well as talking parrots, wallabies, and plenty of other creatures that are just waiting in the Las Vegas Zoo for you. Planning a Day at the Las Vegas Southern Nevada Zoo may be just the activity the family needs to get everyone warmed up for the rest of the excitement in Las Vegas.

Riding a Roller Coaster

Chances are that you’ve never experienced anything quite like this, but how about going to a hotel where you are able to experience all the fun of an amusement park. Many families who visit Las Vegas tend to visit and stay at The Stratosphere hotel where they can be assured that they’ll be able to have experiences of a lifetime. First, the ride called Insanity will have you jumping from your skin in no time. Insanity will actually thrust you out into the open Las Vegas strip where you’ll be able to see everything from a clear view of over 900-feet high. Even though it’s basically a mechanical arm that will give you the ride of your life, it is definitely an experience to try. If you’re not up for Insanity, though, the Big Shot and X-Scream are always available. These are two other of the most famous rides in The Stratosphere and they’ll also provide you the same excitement as Insanity!

Gondola Experiences

What’s the point of staying and taking a vacation in Las Vegas if you’re not going to experience any of the true “cultures” that Las Vegas has living among them? Just like a true Venice, Italy experience, gondolas are available to take your family on a ride under bridges and through the river. This is definitely an experience that the family should have.

All in all, though, Las Vegas is not without all the great attractions that many cities throughout the United States have. Great family entertainment is available for everyone and it just takes a little research to be able to find the perfect activity everyone can enjoy while in Las Vegas!

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Familiarizing with Reverse Osmosis, the Different Types

| Articles | July 28, 2009

When talking about reverse osmosis, one needs to understand what it is a reversed of. Osmosis is basically the movement of water from a high concentration to a low concentration through a semi-permeable membrane. In osmosis the water from a dilute solution will naturally move through a separating membrane to the concentrated side to equalize the concentrations of the both solutions.

However, when pressure is applied to the concentrated side, the natural flow is prevented and what results is the reversal of the process. The water will now flow out of the concentrated solution instead of into it. This is what we refer to as reverse osmosis. This process is more commonly used for a variety of filtering purposes. Reverse osmosis has a number of different types.

As you might already know, reverse osmosis is a pretty common and effective process used for filtering unwanted pollutants or contaminants from the water supply. This ensures that pure and clean water passes through the other side. Aside from the drinking water use, reverse osmosis has become quite a popular process for cleaning up our water but aside from home use, the whole reverse osmosis have become quite useful in laboratories, medical facilities, desalination, pre treatments and other industrial usage.

The differences of the basic types of reverse osmosis systems lies on the number and kinds of membranes or filters used. For instance, the reverse osmosis floor water type utilizes at least nine stages of filtration processes. Each stage removes specific kinds of contaminants. For instance the first stage removes organic contaminants which can cause bad tasting or smelling water. Because of the number of filters, the quality of the water filtered is unquestionable. However, due to the number of filters the process is relatively slow. On an hourly rate, this system can only clean a little above one gallon of water.

Another water filter which utilizes reverse osmosis is the counter top model which is great for home or office use. Depending on the manufacturer, the counter top features from four to nine filtering stages. More often than not, it also features hot and cold power switch. One the average, this filter can provide one and a half gallon of filtered, clean water per hour. A key advantage of a counter top model is being portable.

There are reverse osmosis filter systems that offer a continuous flow of filtered water. This kind does not use any storage facility. It is installed under the sink and features basically the same multi stage filters. Some would include carbon filters in their system which gives the advantage of having reverse osmosis membranes and carbon filtering technology. Since it has no tank, you get purified water only when you open the tap. This is good for areas where water supply is very reliable.

Talking about reverse osmosis membranes, we can still differentiate them from either cellulosic membranes, to fully aromatic polyamide or to thin film composite membranes. Cellulosic membranes are made up of thin dense porous substances which can come in sheets or hollow fibers. Aromatic polyamide membranes, on the other hand, are quite similar to cellulosics but react better to organic materials and generally last longer. The thin film composites meanwhile are made up of thin, dense, solute rejecting surface film which is placed on top of a porous substance.

The different types of reverse osmosis systems are not only based on the system itself but also on the filters or membranes used. When selecting one, it is important to know how much and what kinds of contaminants a system could filter.

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34. Final note: why this is not a fad diet? Humans have been eating fresh fruit, vegetables, and nuts 10-50,000 yrs or more b4 we discovered fire, tools and implement to kill animals.

| Articles | July 27, 2009

Eating raw fruits and vegetables isn’t the new fad diet, or the new South Beach Diet. Believe it or not, humans have been eating this way long before they were eating processed junky foods. We didn’t have access to most types of foods. We were scavengers, picking fruits and eating vegetables were a delicacy. Nuts were also eaten for protein. It was either that or starve. Humans ate these fruits as is, no additives, no cooking. One and a half million years ago we learned how to cook. So for a half million years we ate the food raw, as it was intended. We are the only animals on the planet that cook their food. Eating meat doubled the caloric intake of man, which made it easier to hunt and have enough energy to do what needs to be done.

Today, we have access to every type of food we want at our fingertips. We can order Oolong tea (which must be handpicked on cliffs in china) from the internet. You would think that since we have come this far, we would be super human, so healthy we would be living 500 years. No so unfortunately. In fact, in some ways we actually have worse health now. Some of us are developing cancers at an early age. Some of us are dying of heart disease or obesity. We are not eating correctly. We are stuffing our face with hydrogenated oils, fake products, high sodium and sugary foods. It is simply disgusting. We are gaining weight at an alarming rate and looking horribly. It shows in the skin, sags of fat, sluggish attitude, depressed look, lack of sexual drive, etc. I wonder how long we would live if we adapted the diet of the Japanese.

What people need to realize is that eating fat free or sugar free foods isn’t going to help. It isn’t going to help if you stuff your face with snack wells instead of Oreo’s. What will help is to completely change what you eat. Remember, you are what you eat, so eat the right things and it will show in your body, mind and spirit.

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Facts On Stenciling

| Articles | July 26, 2009

Art is a form of expression. Artists convey their messages through their different art forms. Painters deliver their messages through their paintings, singers deliver these messages through their songs and actors and actresses deliver their messages through the roles that they portray in their movies. One very easy art form is stenciling.

Stenciling is the course of producing an image by tracing on a design or stencil. The tracing of a stencil also requires colors. It is the choice of the artist on what color to choose. Stenciling provides non-artists with the chance to produce art works with their own interpretation of color and the stencil pattern.

Researchers say stenciling is dated back to the prehistoric era as shown by markings on the caves. The earliest considered form of stencil patterns is the hands. While children are left home and their parents do the shopping, parents trace the feet of their children if they want to buy them shoes. This act is often considered as stenciling.

There are many types of stencil patterns and stencils. Some of these types are aerosol stencils, home stenciling, wall stenciling and stencil graffiti. Stencils are also used by official organizations. Home stenciling is used in decorating walls, bedrooms and other surfaces in the house that needs designs. Official organizations use stencils for labeling objects, vehicles and places. Stencils enable organizations to label these things quickly and clearly. The stencils used by these organizations are frequently customized.

Each organization has different colors or different characters for easier identification. On the other hand, stenciling is often considered illegal when it is used in doing graffiti on the walls. Stencil graffiti is a popular way of expressing disgust in the government and promoting different organizations. Frequently, stencil graffiti is used by rebels and militants to express what they want to say.

Stenciling is considered as an easy way to create an artwork. There are many stencil patterns that are suited to each age so that anyone can create their own artwork. Every people can also create their own stencil patterns. Other than having numerous designs to choose from, stenciling is also very easy. The steps to follow in stenciling are so easy; a person can create his art work in just a period of 15-1 hour. Stenciling doesn’t necessarily require an inspiration or a long period to finish a project.

Stenciling requires the subject area to be clean from any dirt and the brush to be used must be dry. It also requires outmost concentration on the stencil design. Accuracy and keenness to details are also traits that one must possess in order to produce a good stenciled project.

Stenciling is an act of tracing someone’s pattern or your own pattern. Nonetheless, it is not considered as a violation of intellectual right where in one person steals the design or pattern of another individual. When a person creates his or her stencil pattern and agrees that his designs will be used by other peoples.

Stenciling is an art that is directed to people who doesn’t have the extra special gift of crafting and designing their own patterns. It is an art designed for people who loves art but couldn’t find the time to work on a project. It is an art that gives people the opportunity to do an art work regardless of their abilities. It does not discriminate.

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Factors to look at when considering a car loan

| Articles | July 25, 2009

Car loans are the loans that are available for buying cars, buying which is otherwise not very feasible for people. These loans make it really easy for customers to make their dream of buying the luxury car, they have been eyeing for long, come true. These loans are very much accessible to the customers, which makes it really convenient for them. And it’s also available on easy terms with easy low interests involved. Car loans are loans with need much consideration by the customers and only then they should be settled upon.

There are several factors that should be analyzed in detail before taking any kind of decision regarding considering a car loan. If the individual needs to buy a new car from the market, a reliable one, and then the individual should inquire about all the minute details regarding the car, the benefits he is supposed to enjoy after buying a new car, benefits like a good and long warranty period. Buying new car also decreases the hassles of dealing with the existing or the previous owner. But for all these enticing benefits, the individual has to pay a huge lump-sum for buying the new car.

Buying an old car is much more economical than buying a new one. The customer gets offers involving great prices which are very much affordable for the customer. Other benefits involved with buying old cars are that the depreciation that accrues has already been charged and is no less good than any other trustable car.

Grabbing loan for financing a new car can be much more profitable if the vehicle is going to be used for leasing out. Leasing out the vehicle can actually reduce the amount of monthly payments since the individual earns from leasing the vehicle, the burden of paying back the installments slackens its tight noose on the drawer of such loan. But taking loan for buying a vehicle, which is supposed to be used for leasing, involves much more legal formalities. But besides all these things and information it will be really important, that the individual consults about these with his accountant.

For taking car loans, the past records of the credits of the individual are checked. People with a strong credit background need not pay much as interest for their loans but for the people with weak or bad credit background need to pay higher auto loan interest rates. The credit scores are also the determining factor for deciding on any car loan that is to be considered.

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Facial neglect

| Articles | July 24, 2009

The most unwanted signs of aging don’t spare anyone; it takes firms its grip with every passing day as soon as the days of youth are gone. With growing age the skin looses its charm, the skin starts sagging, fine wrinkles starts appearing and finally these mere signs turn into horrible effects of aging. The greatest fear of human is loosing his youth and looking old, so human tries to evade this natural phenomena till he can and retain his youth by actually looking young with least or no signs of aging. The signs of aging are sure to appear even after trying a variety of things, like anti-aging solutions, but what one can do to delay them is take proper care of the skin, and also do the needful for the skin to keep it young.

Masses are ready to spend any amount of money to keep themselves look young with fresh skin and keep all the signs of aging at bay. Analyzing the huge interest among the multitude, thousand of companies have plunged into this market and making numerous such anti-aging creams which satisfy the much obsessed people with their skin and the surfacing new lines of aging everyday. These companies have been making a fortune because of their huge turnover. Many of the products, promising to remove the signs of aging completely, make just false claims and result in nothing but are sheer wastage of money.

The mass must be more careful in using products for removing signs on aging, because sometimes these signs look them older than what they actually are. The signs of aging initially affect the facial skin; the skin of forehead which is basically vertical, gradually with increasing age becomes loose and horizontal lines starts appearing on the forehead. The eyebrows lower down and give the eye a very older look. The eyelids also become bulgy and look bad. Wrinkles in a huge number appear near the eye which is called ‘crow’s feet’. These all adverse affects of aging make the skin loose its firmness and thus look old. The area near the neck starts sagging because the skin of neck atrophies with growing skin. This results in the occurrence of double chin, horizontal lines on the neck. The muscle of the cheeks also loose their firmness and fine lines appear on them.

The best way of keeping the signs of aging at bay is to opt for facial exercises. The facial exercises help in making the facial muscles strong and bring about the firmness of the skin, which gives the skin a rejuvenated look.



| Articles | July 23, 2009

Even if you find eyebrows to have a minor importance or just an insignificant detail, you must know that they have an important role in each of ours physiognomies. Their shape and color influence a lot the expression and harmony of the face.

Make-up is perfect only if the eye-brows are carefully arranged and corrected if necessary, to fit the harmony of the whole face. It is recommended that the shape of the eyebrows to be corrected to fit the shape of your face. If you would rather do them yourself than go to an expert, here you will find some necessary information.

Just what are the qualities of perfect eyebrows?

First of all, every bit of your eyebrows must be equal and matched, they must be smooth and their color must be assorted to your face and eyes, not to unnatural hair color you have, but to the natural color your hair is supposes to be. If you feel you must change their color then you can go to a cosmetic salon and make them light brown if you are blonde or black if you are a brunette.

The eyebrows have three base points: the base – that is situated at the top of the nose, the middle- the most oblique part and the extremity. The perfect eyebrows are shaped as a comma, with the base of about 8mm and the extremity less thick of 2-3mm tops. The extremity has to line up with the base. if your eyebrows don’t look like this, they should be corrected, and if they are too rare, then a special pencil will be used to fill the empty spaces. The color of the pencil must fit the one of your hair.

To have shiny, smooth eyebrows comb them every night and massage them with a face cream. Be careful when adjusting your eyebrows: eyebrows that are too thick darken the face, those too slim make you look astonished all the time.

Depending on the shape of your face:

– Round face: the eyebrows don’t need to be rounded and the correction has to be done as ascendant as possible. You will correct, going obliquely, the superior part of the base.

– Square face: the eyebrows for this type of face are thick and horizontal. Therefore they need to be made less thick and their shape has to change.

– triangular face : the eyebrows must be oblique upwards and separated a little from the nose through correction

– Diamond shaped face: the eyebrows will be corrected just a little, and made as oblique as possible.

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Experience A Wonderful California Vacation At Lake Tahoe

| Articles | July 22, 2009

If you are planning a California vacation, you might want to visit Lake Tahoe for a couple of days. Your stay will surely create a mark in your life because of the wonderful scenery and relaxing atmosphere. There are a lot of things for you to do so don’t miss the fun and excitement that an upcoming vacation in this destination can bring you.

Lake Tahoe and its Setting

Lake Tahoe is actually shared by two popular states, Nevada and of course, California. Two-thirds of it is situated in California whereas one-third is in the state of Nevada. It is mounted in between the Carson Range and the Sierra Nevada while the gigantic and mountainous peaks surround it. Lake Tahoe also ranks as the eight biggest lake in the entire world.

You will definitely love the crystal clear and pure water of Lake Tahoe. It is approximately 200 feet deep. The water is naturally filtered through all the meadows and marshes before it finally runs through the lake.

Things to do while on a Vacation

Fishing is one of the prime activities that you may engage in. The salmon and the trout are two of the main inhabitants in the lake. You may fish for the Rainbow Trout and Mackinaw. Your chances of catching the Rainbow Trout are higher when you fish in the two-hundred foot water levels. Meanwhile, the Kokanee Salmon is one sport fish that proves challenging to catch. Shore fishing is also popular and best done by most beginners. If you prefer to do this, better secure your California fishing license.

For other outdoor activities and extreme adventures especially during the summer season, you can always enjoy rock climbing, camping, water sports, biking, golfing, and hiking.

The beaches are nevertheless breathtaking that you can always go for a swim and do sunbathing. The nude beach is also available. You just have to be at least eighteen years old to be admitted

If you love going for walks, you can always go for a short hike. Take note that you should wear the appropriate apparel as the weather can abruptly change. The wilderness hike lets you see the wonders of the forests filled with nature’s blessings. The hikes also require a special permit.

On the other hand, if you will visit California on the cold winter season, you can do downhill or cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowmobile skating. There are ski slopes meant for the pros and the beginners. Lake Tahoe has the largest ski resort in the entire United States. No wonder, tourists flock the place for the winter season.

Another extreme adventure to do is rock climbing. The Bear Valley in Central High Sierra Nevada and Sugarloaf south of Lake Tahoe are among the popular sites.

At night, you can kill time by visiting the casino hotels. Concerts and live bands also perform for your heart’s content.

Lake Tahoe Accommodations

For your comfy accommodations, you may decide if you prefer to stay in a swanky hotel or go for the vacation home rentals in Lake Tahoe. Rental homes and condos are all over the Alpine Meadows, Carnelian Bay, Brockway, Cedar Flat, Donner Lake, Kings Beach, Juniper Hill, Tahoe City, Truckee, Tahoe Vista, and a lot more.

Hence, whether you are up for an outdoor adventure or casino hopping, Lake Tahoe is surely a great spot during a California vacation.

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