I used to be able to lucid dream and when things started to get scary, I would just fly away. Sometimes I’d just decide to soar so I could get to a new adventure. Unfortunately, real life isn’t so simple, but we can still fantasize thanks to a few clever Etsy sellers.
Whether you want to be a butterfly or an angel, Etsy is a good place to let your inner desires fly. Unfortunately, seller OrangCatMinsk is currently out of their beautiful angel backpacks, but you can always bookmark the shop and eventually you may be able to get one of your own. You can still get your hands on a magical butterfly scarf thanks to CostureroReal though and while you might not be able to soar in reality or in a dreamscape, you can fly away in your fantasies and that’s something beautiful.
It seems the Chinese want to give the Japanese a run for their money when it comes to having a strange, and somewhat pervy, sense of humor, and thanks to the internet they get to share their strange obsessions with the world.
Their most recent viral pic sensation- boob pen. That’s right, stick a pen or pencil under your boob, snap a (generally not nude) pic and share it on social media.
What anyone but the pen gets out of this is beyond me, but the fun loving yet fickle nature of the internet almost guarantees this will become a thing across the globe for an internet minute.
Luckily, some women have already seen through this cup size shaming posing as a social media trend and have begun tucking pens and pencils under far less racy folds of skin.
And don’t forget about the fellas who came to show the world that boob pen isn’t just for the ladies. Why, that man has magical mammaries!
I’ll be adding more as the week goes on, so please come back and check out the rest.
When you’re a trucker, you spend a lot of time by yourself. Being out on the road can be tough, but there are ways to make it fun and exciting. Hot shot carriers have many advantages over the normal 9-to-5 desk jobs so many people have. Here are some tips to getting the most out of your time on the road.
One of the best parts of being out on the road is the things you will see and witness. Most smartphones have cameras that take amazing pictures. When you see something cool, whether it is a sunrise or sunset somewhere far away from home, take a picture of it. You will regret the photos you never took more than any that you do.
Use Social Media
There are now more ways to keep in contact with the people you care about than ever. You can take your friends and family along with you when you post your images to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and whatever other platforms you use. They can get a sense of what your day-to-day life is like through the images you share.
Learn About the Places You Visit
When you can, look into the places you will be driving through and get a sense of what they are all about. Take some time to see something different each time you go to a certain city or region. You can make the most of your time driving a truck and really enjoy it. It is always an adventure, if you make it one.
Is SEO Really A Technique Your Business Can Count On?
A lot of ink has been spilled over the concept of search engine optimization (SEO) and whether or not this is a technique that businesses can really count on in order to maximize their visibility on the Internet. The fact of the matter is that there is no better modern technique to accomplish this important goal. However, it’s equally important to understand that this is a technique which needs to be exercised in a knowledgeable fashion if your business is to reap the full benefits that come from employing it successfully.
SEO Is A Constantly Changing And Evolving Technique
As any reputable provider of local SEO services will tell you, this is a constantly changing and evolving technique that has a complex learning curve. It isn’t so much in the actual technique itself, which is relatively easy to grasp and matter, but in the application. Mastering the art of SEO takes a lot of dedication, as well as a fair amount of guess work. The fact that major search engines, such as Google and others, are ultimately responsible for setting (and changing on a frequent basis) the ground rules of the game means that you will have to be up to date and on your toes.
What Can A Business Gain From Making Proper Use Of SEO Techniques?
It should go without saying that there is a great deal to be gained from making use of SEO techniques. The entire purpose of search engine optimization is to incorporate the most relevant and popular key words and phrases into the content of your website. These key words and phrases are the ones that the highest number of people use to search for goods and services on the Internet. When people punch these terms into the search bar, it’s important that they bring up content related to your website. The more often this occurs, the higher your website will be in the first page of results.
What Is The Ultimate Benefit Of SEO?
The more your website turns up in these search results, the more people will be drawn to visit it. The more visitors that come to your official company website, the more potential you have for making sales. And the more sales you make, the higher the productivity and profitability of your business will ultimately be. This is precisely why making use of the latest SEO techniques is a must for every business that wants to stay in the game.
SEO Techniques May Change, But The Ground Rules Stay The Same
While the individual techniques related to the successful practice of SEO may change from time to time, the basic ground rules remain the same. The object is to get as many people as possible to visit your website and purchase goods from your business. It’s important to be sure that the domain host you sign with is able to provide professional SEO assistance in addition to their other services.
There are people in the world today who are indisputable hallmarks of success. It’s natural we would all want to follow their example and it has been proven that, amazingly, there are common traits among them. As the late Dr. Myles Monroe, a motivational speaker, said, success is predictable and so is failure. So, if you crave success, be sure to learn and develop habits that will ensure a favorable outcome of all your endeavors –you won’t regret it. Without doubt, there is no better place to learn these habits other than from successful people themselves! Read on to discover which one of those are the most important:
1. Hard work –of course!
This is the best indicator of success. The output is functionally dependent on the input in any process. Therefore, the more work you put in, the better the results that are likely to come. This is a belief that Michael Jordan holds dearly. They say that what comes quickly disappears quickly. A judicious mixture of perseverance, self-restraint and willingness are a must when tightening your grip on whatever you are doing. A part of that work, though not always directly related, is reading. All successful people agree it cultivates your mind and improves your reasoning. As a result, you can avoid obvious mistakes. If you think that investing in the written word is a little too expensive for you, there are always useful Amazon coupons at Discountrue.com that will help you shop at low prices.
2. Positive Thinking
Positive thinking is the catalyst that motivates someone to try again even after failing numerous times before. In order to keep focus, successful people claim that you should only pay attention to your inner voice that says ‘you will make it.’ There are many that will be easily held back by discouragements and negative comments. Dr. Seuss, a celebrated author and a symbol of success, had his first book rejected by 27 different publishers. He did not agree with them but rather surged on courageously knowing that he could do what they thought he couldn’t.
3. Power of Planning
Planning helps in defining your direction and actions every day. Successful people don’t handle whatever they happen to come across on their way. Their actions are calculated and premeditated. Take great care to identify opportunities and then pursue them fiercely. For this purpose it’s helpful to keep a journal or a planner that reminds you where you are supposed to be at what time.
4. Avoid Procrastination
You have heard time and again that procrastination is the thief of time. It is very painful to learn that what you kept postponing will have already been done by someone else. If you can’t get over an idea in your mind, don’t hesitate. Go after opportunities when they arise if you’re fully convinced about them. Elon Musk advises that you should either be part of it or watch it happen.
5. Clearly Set Goals
Successful people set clear and measurable goals that they want to accomplish. They should also be time-bound and attainable. Even if your goals are small, you should go after them. Setting big unachievable goals only results in frustration and discouragement, which in turn ushers failure. Also, remember that it’s not only in the fields of finance and investment that a greater risk yields more returns. It is not customary for successful people to be risk averse. They are never afraid to fail but rather ready to learn even when they do.
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Most of us have seen at least one Disney movie, but not many people know that some places pictured in those amazing fairy tales are actually real! In fact, Disney was often inspired by real destinations around the globe and captured those places beauty in amazing cartoons.
If you need more proof, get acquainted with the five places here which indeed inspired Disney movies, rounded up thanks to the Travel Ticker team. Enjoy it!
Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland
Sitting just nearby the beautiful lake of Geneva in Switzerland, you can find a castle which indeed looks like it was taken straight from a fairy tale. Chateau de Chillon dates back to when Roman Empire existed, and is a beautiful example of medieval architecture. Tourists love visiting this castle not only to admire its beauty but also to enjoy its beautiful surroundings as well. However, this is not why we are talking about it. In fact, this castle was the one which inspired Disney animators to create a Prince Eric’s seaside castle in The Little Mermaid. Some believe that even the rooms of the drawn castle represent the real ones is Switzerland. Visit one day and decide about this myth for yourself!
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
We are going to talk a lot about castles today, and you know it! And this one, located in Scotland was the one that inspired Pixar to create a castle where the heroes from the film Brave live. This breathtaking castle sits on an island in the middle where three grand sea lochs meet, surrounded by mountain scenery and making it look just exactly how we would imagine from our childhood fairy tales. The good thing is that the castle is pretty well preserved and open for tourists, so you can indeed enjoy walking around there and grasp the amazing atmosphere of beautiful Scotland.
Festival of Lights, Thailand
Ok, we just have to mention this festival here, because it is one of the most beautiful scenes (at least in my personal opinion) in any Disney movie and one of the most beautiful festivals in the world as well. The Festival of Lights is also called ‘Yi Peng’ and during the celebration, people light over a thousand lanterns and send them into the night’s sky all while making a wish. Sounds familiar? Yes, the exact “festival” was pictured in the most expensive Disney movie ever made, which you know by the name Tangled, and you can definitely experience the same beauty pictured in the cartoon in real life. Do we need to say more to entice you?
The Forbidden City, China
One of the mysterious cities in the history, the Forbidden City in Beijing, has inspired hundreds of movie makers all around the globe. Nowadays this amazing palace is open to the public, so you can definitely walk through the halls and enjoy its luxurious and amazing interior, which was pictured in the Disney movie Mulan. However, the timeline of the movie is set during the Han Dynasty, from 200 B.C. to 200 A.D.; while the Forbidden City was built about 1,200 years later. While there are a few incorrect facts in the film, that doesn’t stop us from enjoying this amazing building and wonderful movie!
New Orleans, Louisiana
Let’s end with the beautiful city of New Orleans, which was the main setting for the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. Indeed, this city is well-known; with its famous Mardi gras celebration, the fact that it is the birthplace of many music genres like jazz or blues, and its rich culture, New Orleans is very inspiring. There is nothing surprising about this entry, it is impressive how precisely animators captured the spirit of this marvelous city in yet another one of their amazingly beautiful stories.