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Discovering Some of New York City’s Attractions

Statue of Liberty and Battery Park

The Statue of Liberty, installed in 1886, was a gift of France to America. This world famous emblem of freedom is among the most important symbols of America. It is a little less than 152 feet tall from its base to the torch, and the largest statue in the world. Its weight is nearly 450,000 pounds. You can get a good view of the lower Manhattan plus Battery Park from here. It is situated in Liberty Island, off the southern tip of Manhattan. You’ll need to take a ferry to go there. Otherwise you can watch it from Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan. From here, you can also get a good view of the New York Harbor, or else take a ferry to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

Empire State Building

Like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building is also a prominent landmark of New York. Its height is 381 meters, with 102 storeys, and a mast for aircraft on the top. After opening in 1931, it became a prominent symbol of the city. It remained the world’s tallest building till the World Trade Centre Tower I came up forty-one years later. Visiting this place is one of the top things to do in New York.

Central Park

Central Park proves to be a green oasis in the concrete jungle that New York City is. You would have surely seen some features of this huge beautiful park in many movies and TV shows. The park has quite a few attractions within itself. People like spending time in its Strawberry fields, and kids love to visit the zoo contained in the park. The park has a lake too, which finds use for paddling during the summers, and skating during the winters.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Popularly called just the “met”, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was established in 1870. More than two million pieces of art are a part of the permanent collection of this museum. On view is an assortment of American attractive arts, costumes, arms plus armor, musical instruments, photographs, Egyptian art and a lot more. The museum has a branch, the Cloisters, in the North of Manhattan. This museum highlights the architecture and art from medieval Europe. The best things to do in NYC include visiting the Met.

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Lingerie Gift Guide for the Sexy, Flirty, Casual, Mature & Masculine Personality

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or even Christmas, finding sexy lingerie or sleepwear for that special someone can be difficult. Of course everyone has different tastes when it comes to lingerie, which is why a gift guide for people to find the perfect present for their specific loved one is needed. This gift guide is divided up into five parts according to various personality types: sexy, fun, casual, mature and men’s lingerie.

Sexy Diva: This person likes to get a little crazy in the bedroom with racy surprises and different outfits. They like more adventurous lingerie – maybe something with vinyl or leather. The colors in their wardrobe are usually black and red because these are a bit bolder and add more sex appeal. This person is certainly not new to bold pieces and would appreciate something a bit more on the naughty side, like a corset, bustier or maybe a revealing teddy.Cheap Shapewear

Flirty & Fun: The fun individual likes variety, whether it is different patterns, colors or styles. This person doesn’t buy the same shirt twice and wouldn’t be caught dead in the same shirt as another person at a party. They definitely don’t wear white or beige because they want to stand out, so help them do that with a vibrant babydoll, camisole or chemise.

Casual Cool : This person is all about comfort – forget fancy lingerie get-ups! They like solid colors that they can wear for every occasion. Because they like to lounge around, they’ll want a comfy gown or robe, maybe even a pair of boyshorts. Don’t even think about getting them a thong or corset. These are too much fuss for this laid-back person.

Mature: This lady does everything she can to keep her family afloat, and because of this, she deserves whatever she wants when it comes to lingerie or sleepwear. Look at the above categories for a certain something to make this lady feel her best, whether it’s sexy, fun or casual.

Masculine Man: If you’re looking for a piece of lingerie or sleepwear for a more manly individual, avoid searching men’s fashion lingerie. Men’s fashion lingerie are often trendy and more coloful. For gender neutral and masculine pieces browse boxers to robes to sexy costumes, all you have to decide is whether your man wants silk or cotton.


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Halloween – A Special Time of Year

Looking back to my childhood, there for one or two annual events that the rest of the year seemed to revolve around. Christmas, for example, was something you were either headed to, or had recently enjoyed. Once the excitement of Christmas had come and gone, there was a birthday to look forward to, then the summer vacation.

Once you have left the summer season behind we enter what is for many people a favorite time of the year, Autumn, or, for those in the US, fall. This season marks the transition from summer to winter, with the ever shorter days and the leaves on the tress turning brown and falling to the ground to form a golden brown carpet which makes woodland walks so memorable at this time of year.

The highpoint of this period, at least for Children, is Halloween, which originated at a Celtic festival which celebrates the end of the harvest season. The word Halloween, incidentally, derives from the phrase ‘All Hallows Even’, October the 31st being the eve of All Hallows Day, now known as All Saints Day.

These days the period is celebrated with such gleeful events as ‘Trick or Treating’ where Children dress up in a variety of costumes, the spookier the better, and ‘terrorize’ the neighborhood, in a hopefully friendly way!

Another symbol of the season is the appearance of pumpkins, often carved out and containing lit candles, which make for a colorful spectacle to brighten the dark Autumnal nights.

The lit pumpkin originated in Europe and were used to frighten off evil spirits, as the Celts believed that the head was the most powerful part of the body, where the spirit resided, and thus used the head-like turnip or pumpkin as a representation.

The great thing about Halloween in modern times is that it gives a chance for all the family to get together to celebrate this time of year and have some gold old wholesome family fun, and everyone can take part, from preschoolers to Grandma and Grandpa. whether it’s decorating the front lawn, painting the Children’s faces or carving out the pumpkin, there is a roll for everyone, which for me, makes it one of the most special times of the year.

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Which Mask Are You Wearing?

For some people it’s Christmas that just does it for them. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved Christmas, but for me Halloween has some really terrific memories. I was blessed with a wonderful and creative mother. Each year we would decorate our porch for Halloween with a different theme and dress the part. I actually grew to love putting on our little haunted houses more than actually trick or treating myself.

When I think back to those times, I am reminded about how much time and thought I put into deciding which mask to wear. It was a process I took very seriously and contemplated for weeks. Halloween has always been fun for me because we get to be someone else for a night. The focus of this article though, isn’t about what mask you’ll wear for Halloween. It’s about which masks you wear in your life. You see we all have our personalities, but there are undercurrent themes we wear.

These themes are archetypal patterns that run as subroutines underneath our personalities. Yes, not all the decisions you make come from your head or heart. Some of our behaviors are inspired by these archetypal patterns. Here is where it gets interesting. Perhaps you’ve been working toward significant goals for some time however, you don’t seem to be able to ever achieve them. Can you relate to this? Why do you think these goals are so elusive? Is it something reserved for the privileged few? Were you born in the wrong family?

My suggestion to you is that falling short of these goals has nothing to do with your heritage or your financial status. It’s not really about whom you know. Yes, these things can influence the ease with which you manifest your goals, but there are more subtle influences at work.

The archetypal patterns are said to rise up from our subconscious. It is widely believed they are brought to us through ancestral memories as well as the conditioning of our fairy tales and literature. Yes, you’ve certainly seen them in the plots of many movies you’ve watched. They’ve likely appeared many times in your dreams as well. These patterns permeate our culture and our lives. They shape our perceptions of the world and of our own unique journey through life. Sometimes this can be a beautiful thing as they help us to tap into a sense of meaning and depth of experience. Other times, they seem to conflict with our intentions and stifle our efforts.


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How to Jump Start Your Passion

I have been brain dead for a while now. I just didn’t realize it. In June I gave birth to my third child. It was a pregnancy filled with gestational diabetes while trying to recreate and shift direction in my company. Most days I felt like I was on spin cycle getting nothing accomplished and coming out all soggy wet on the other side.

Have you ever had one of those times in your life?

On top of all this my energy has been low due to sleepless nights and the extra baggage that each child has kindly left on my body. (I don’t know about you, but I told my husband that no matter what my body looked like after childbirth he better worship it!)

And so each day has been an attempt to build up energy, focus, and plod on.

Then last night I went to Lorie Line’s concert.

Have you ever gone to hear her play? If not, I recommend you do or that you go to her web site and purchase her White Christmas video. What you see will change how you look at things.

Lorie doesn’t give a piano concert. Not even close. Instead she gives a celebration.

Her celebration includes dancing, singing, elaborate costumes, laughter, bells ringing, skits and, oh yes, piano music. The music is the celebration and she gets her audience in to it.

Wally the Beerman (now affectionately called Wally the Bellman for her concerts) sells little bells for $5. Everyone clamors to buy a bell so they can ring it during the show. Wally, being the consummate businessman, even has trading cards with his picture and signature on them-just like the baseball players. Parents cheerfully request his card so they can bring it home to their little ones.

Even though Lorie is clearly the driver of the event and the center of it, every one around her plays a critical part in its success. Her husband, Tim, is playful and loves dancing. He Emcee’s the event and this side of him is clearly celebrated and exploded. You can see this event is truly a labor of love and celebration.

Well, here I went to the event to celebrate Christmas and I have to tell you I walked out with four new creative ideas to implement in my business.


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Are You Still Eating Halloween Candy

Every year on Halloween we dress our kids up in cute little wholesale Christmas costumes and go trick-or-treating for loads of candy. My favorite candies are the flavored tootsie rolls, mmm. If you went trick-or-treating this year, then I have one HUGE question for you.

“Is Halloween over?”

If you are like 87% of American households, you still have the kids’ cany in a bowl displayed somewhere in the house.

This is how the “holiday season” and the average 7lb gain during that time begins.

If that candy bowl is out where you can reach it, chances are you will reach for it an average of 4 times a day. Four little pieces of candy. What could that hurt, right?

Did you know that it takes 400 meters of walking to burn the calories in just one peanut m&m? That means if you ate four of them, you will have to walk an entire mile just to burn the calories from four m&m’s!

If you want a sure fire way to enjoy the holidays but not gain that 7lbs then follow these tips:

First of all, don’t treat it as a season!!! Try to only celebrate the 5 days. During Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve allow yourself to eat, party and play all you want! But do not keep pies, candy or cakes in your house after these days. Celebrate each holiday, not the holiday season.

Keep the heater on a lower setting. Other than turning the heat all the way to 78, lower it to 72. Your body will burn extra calories to keep you warm, and you will save money on utilities, too!

Do not procrastinate when it comes to starting an exercise program. Start today rather that in January. DO IT NOW!!!!! People who follow an exercise regimen during the holidays are able to not only keep the holiday weight off, but actually achieve record setting fat loss results compared to the New Year’s resolution-ers. Not to mention you will look great in your black cocktail dress at all the parties!


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Care For Your Dog by Buying Him the Best

Today it is very obvious that your pet dog is a very important member of your family and you would like to treat him very well. In fact there are many people who buy the best accessories and clothes for their dogs. Your dog has the same basic needs as us and you should therefore treat it with utmost care. You may have to go to a local pet store to get all your pet supplies but today, with the advancement of technology you can buy all your dog supplies and much more online.

Welcome to the world of dog boutiques where you get everything related to dog products under one roof. Right from necessities such as dog food, dog bowls and dog harnesses to dog clothes such as tops, jackets and costumes to dog accessories such as dog bandanas and dog ID tag, you can get everything under one roof. For example, authorized dog boutique have all the dog accessories and clothes that you will ever need.

Hence it becomes convenient for you to just visit one site and purchase whatever you want. You will be amazed by the hundreds of dog products that you will find under various categories. Plus there are dog accessories available under different themes and colors. For example, during Christmas you will see the site updated with Santa Claus hats for your dog as well as red tops with maybe a Christmas Tree design in it.

Hence we see that there is not even a single utility product of dogs that has not been included in the site. It is a very interesting online showroom that you can visit any time of the day according to your convenience. And the best part of dog boutiques is that you can also avail of their great discount or freebie offers on anything from doggles to dog carriers to dog hats. The list of these products continues and goes on and on. The best part is that every other day there are new products added to the existing lot to keep up with the fashion and demanding times. It is high time that you give your dog the best treatment that he needs and take care of him as you would do for any member of your family. Do visit one of these dog boutique sites today itself and order from the comforts of your home.

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Reasons to Buy Handmade Jewelry and Handcrafted Unique Gifts

There are so many reasons why a person would buy handmade jewelry for themselves or as a special gift for someone. The main reason is that they would be looking for something unique, a handcrafted jewelry gift that is rare to see everywhere. They might be buying that handcrafted jewelry piece for themselves or for a special present, maybe a birthday gift, anniversary gift or it could be a Christmas gift. By choosing the most unusual, most unique handmade jewelry will make the person happy knowing that you have put an extra effort into choosing the perfect gift. A unique handmade jewelry piece could be beautiful handmade bracelets, handmade earrings or handcrafted necklaces which will be cherished by someone as a special treasure for years. This unique jewelry will be enjoyed and considered as a precious memory. If it is a special jewelry gift that you are giving to your friends, it will also make you happy to see your friends smiling and happy when they receive this unique handcrafted jewelry that you searched for a long time to find.

We all know that mass produced fashion jewelry and costume jewelry does not give the same satisfaction as unique handcrafted jewelry would give. Mass produced fashion earrings and fashion bracelets can be easily be seen everywhere so it is not really unique. Mass produced jewelry items are all made in a hurry, with the only purpose to make profit for the manufacturers.

They really do not reflect the thoughts and care of the artisans. To make a handcrafted artisan jewelry piece takes lots of designing, planning, skill, talent and care. These essential elements are what make the artisans handcrafted jewelry different from the mass produced ones. Unique handmade jewelry pieces become the reflection of the designers soul as these creations become the pride of life for the artisan. The compliments and enjoyment of people for the artisan jewelry pieces becomes the main push to create even better and more unique jewelry designs. Patterns, designs and creativity become fundamental and timeless with individual creations.

There are also many reasons why a gift shop owner would buy wholesale handmade jewelry and handcrafted gifts for their gift store. The most important reason is that they are looking for unique jewelry and unusual gifts to sell to customers who always look for something different. Especially the regular customers of a gift shop might be coming back if the shop has new unique gifts and handmade jewelry all the time. Customers of the gift shop might be buying that handmade jewelry piece for themselves or for a present, maybe a birthday gift, anniversary gift or Christmas gift. Whatever the occasion, smart gift shop owners know that the more choices they provide the better their sales will be. By choosing the most unusual, most unique and most original handmade jewelry and handcrafted gifts shows how much they care for their customers and their satisfaction. Unique handmade jewelry and wholesale gifts will attract more customers as they are unusual and can not be seen everywhere.

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Stylish Looks For Your Dog Only Through Online Dog Boutiques

Gone are the days when you thought that you could only buy necessities for your. Today you can buy almost all those things for your pets as you buy for yourself. For example, you can buy pretty clothes for all occasions such as Christmas and Halloween. In fact, you can also buy jewelery as well as other accessories such as ID tags and even hats. The variety of all items will leave you bewildered. If you don’t believe it then you better have a look at online dog boutiques. Cheap Sexy Clothes

When you go out with your doggies, you will get a lot of compliments from people. They will compliment you on your way of keeping so much care of pets. You can now give a stylish look to your puppies. You can find some great designs from different designers on authorized online boutiques. You will find a lot of variety in dog fashion accessories, furniture and clothes.

You will find it very easy to search for and pick up things that you want. Unlike a physical store that shuts down at the end of the day you can visit an online dog boutique any time of the day or night. It is open for you 24 hours a day. The best part of these boutiques is that you get items and clothing that can fit your pets perfectly. For example, you can opt for designer costumes for special occasions such as Halloween and Christmas.

If you can’t find the right size at any online boutique, you can go for a customized order and the goods will be delivered to your doorstep. Authorized dog boutiques only stock genuine quality products. Hence you are assured that the products will last for several years without any complaints. You can give a distinguished look to your dog by choosing from a variety of options such as adjustable dog collars, dog hats and harness tops. It does not matter whether your dog is big or small; you will get all the designer elements that you wish for. You can make your dog a style icon by giving him a unique makeover.

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Working From Home – How to Choose a Product to Promote?

When you are looking for a product, what do you find more important? Your answer will probably be “The most important thing is how much money I can make from it.” Looking at how much you can earn from product x or product y should be one of the last things to consider. If you are promoting a product that gives you $500, but is no good, you will get no money at all. On other hand, if you do it with a good product that would give you $50 per sale, you might get some sales. Do not go after the money, but after the quality. With quality, comes money.Christmas costumes

There are many categories of products that you can choose from: fun, entertainment, society, culture, etc. Forget all these I just mentioned. At the time I am writing this article products related to those categories sell bad & medium. I can not predict the future, but I am pretty sure that they will never be hot products for you to promote and sell. I can assure you that products related to health, fitness, making money, dating, etc sell pretty well. Choosing one product from these categories is your first step to choose the right one.

The fastest you learn this, the better: there is no way that you can know for sure if you will make many sales with the product you choose. Why? Because your sale does not depend only about the quality of the product, but also how good you are at advertising and if you choose the right places to do it. – On a later article I will talk about this in detail – knowing this, now you need to learn how to search for a good product. Let’s see for example if you choose a weight loss product. First thing you should do, is go to their website and read what they have to say. If you see something like “Loose 15 Pounds in 3 Days!”, forget it! There is no way that is true. And rule number 1: Never sell low quality products. If you sell good quality products not only you will feel good because you are earning money, but because you are helping people. Do not think on your costumer like someone that will give you money. He is a person, like you and me. Try to help him!

Following the example above, let’s suppose that you found 2 great Christmas costumes. If you got the time, then go ahead and promote them both. If not, I can teach you how to choose the one better for you. Here is where you look at the money. If you are new to this, then you want quick money, to see if this really works. You should choose the product with lower price. Even knowing that the payout is smaller, you will earn money faster. This is very important, because at this time you will realize that working online really works. This will allow you to keep going forward and expanding your business. On the other hand if you already earned some money in this kind of business, then just choose the product with the higher payout. It might take longer, but in the longer run you will earn more.