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Making the Transition from House to Apartment

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My aunt had spent all of her married life living near Boston, MA in a huge house that many would call an estate. My uncle had been incredibly successful in real estate, but since his passing, my aunt was looking to downsize. The house was simply too much for her so we began looking for luxury apartments for rent in Revere MA which would keep her close to her friends and take the burden of home ownership and upkeep off her shoulders. My aunt, while always aware of how hard my uncle had worked in his life, had no idea just how much he was doing at home as well. Lawn mowing, general upkeep on the house and those small repairs my uncle had been dealing with over the years became too much for my aunt to handle along with cleaning and maintaining the interior of the house.

My aunt was never the pretentious type, but I knew any apartment for her would need to be upscale and offer her the amenities to make the transition from living in a big home to a more modestly sized apartment as seamless as possible. Continue reading

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I Am Honored to Help My Mom out in Her Beautiful State

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My mom moved to Tennessee with her second husband about 10 years ago. I was a bit envious because it is so pretty there. I helped her look at apartments in Antioch when she first arrived. Her husband was busy overseas on a business trip, and she wanted the help of a second opinion. I had never seen so many lush trees in one area before! Living in the plains where things are so flat is very different. Things didn’t feel so inviting once I got back home after that trip. Things changed this year when my mother asked me if I could move there to live with her.

Mom’s husband passed away about 5 years after they married. I felt so bad for her because he was so good to her. Mom tried dating a little bit here and there, but she felt the quality of men she was meeting was very lacking. Continue reading

History of the East Asian Religions

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East Asian religions have many principles in common. For example, highlights of unity in all things and the relationship of every living form the planet nature and its surroundings. Among all religions of East Asia, Confucianism and Taoism have gained dominance of the majority. In fact, they were the most ancient religions in China and East Asia. Although nowadays, Buddhism is very commonly practised, Buddhism actually came from the India and spread in East Asia in the later centuries.

Taoism

Taoism is primarily considered founded by Lao-Tse, a contemporary of Confucius. In search of peace, solutions against the constant feudal wars and several conflicts in the life of Lao Tse led him to the creation of a new religion, Taoism. Taoism was originally a concept about psychology and philosophy, but as last years itself become a religion around 440 BC and was adopted as the State religion.

the beliefs and practices in State of Taoism, Tao is a force that flows through all life forms and is the first cause of the universe. The followers of Taoism believe that its goal is to be one with the Tao. Most of the believers of religion Taoism cites the art of “wu wei”. It is said that “wu wei” the minimum action needed to maintain the religious followers.

of Confucianism Confucianism, a religion that redefines individual morality and ethics, was initiated by k ‘ k’ung Fu Tzu. Born in 551 BC and his preaching was above all in the exercise of political powers, the morals and ethics with respect to an individual. The Confucian ethical teachings of the State values as “Li”, “Hsiao”, “Yi”, “Xin”, “Jen” and “Chung”.

Li defines rituals, label and decorum. Hsiao said the definition of love. Xin and Yi respect the values of honesty, honesty and Justice respectively. While Chung preaches about loyalty to the country, Jen deals with humanity and benevolence towards all forms of life, which is the highest Confucian virtue.


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Cosplay, the new fashion

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You can find many different types of new things coming into our life daily and folks are attempting to take these matters. You and you may find new garments when you are walking on the road selling in the store and cosplay shows held on the street, respectively. You may find distinct new things each and every day, should you not accept them, you will fall behind others and even the entire world.

Cosplay is really a street fashion at first, but it has become an extremely stylish art for some individuals. There are lots of people that are so caring of cosplay, they have their own cosplay group. Cosplay is so popular due to the fact that anime and manga have been in individuals’ life for quite a while and manga lovers and these anime fans only want to replay some of their favourite plots.

These costumes and accessories can help to make your cosplay be interesting and vivid. So long as you make up yourself and dress up yourself, you can be seemed as the original character. If you desire to be the best, you have to pay attention to the facial expressions. Just the most similar one is the best.

During the preparation of cosplay, you will need to try your best. You realize that of you desire to be a successful cosplayer, you’ve got to practice a lot, you have to do your best to play with these characters.

Thanks to Cosplayful for the contribution to the article.

The "Jen Ratio" – A More Nuanced View of Emotional Intelligence

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think about the relationship of jen as a lens through which you can take stock of their attempt to lead a meaningful life.

– D. Keltner, born to be good: the science of a life significant

you know that if they engage in five acts of kindness a week, you can raise your personal well-being in life forms? You might think that this is obvious. Try to do it and face the real world of chaos, uncertainty for many and news that more bad than good. It is a good and compassionate work.

think of how it would benefit any organization acts of kindness coursing through him every hour and every day. The rise of the ratio of positive emotion directly affect the quality and quantity of innovation!

“Jen” science, the study of positive emotion, has been hinted at for centuries by several philosophers and scientists such as Darwin, Confucius, Socrates, and Plato. But “jen” has only become its own recently in the shadow and dying embers of the industrial revolution.

as elite athletes have known for some time, do not rise to our best through fear. The latter helps us survive under extreme circumstances, but it is not sustainable as a way of being.

the last crisis financial global has proven that the “Homo economicus” of Adam Smith has its limits. The pursuit of self-interest that is not focused on getting the good in others can lead to serious destruction. As D├Ącher Keltner, author of Born reiterated good, selfishness, competition and monitoring have been built in our evolutionary makeup to survive, but these trends are only “half of the story”. “Homo reciprocans” is a better description of our reciprocal nature and the importance of the emotions to make economic or any other decisions.

the good emotional side of humanity, called “jen” by Confucius, has always been with us. It is gaining ground in our consciousness around the world as being more and better informed. Be reminded us on our good side by Henry Patch, the last surviving soldier to they have fought in the trenches of the first world war, who died aged 111 on July 25, 2009. In his memoirs, written after reaching 100, described the agreement he and his companions make: avoid killing the enemy if possible. Aim for the legs in place. Academics have picked up on this theme on our emotional side good for a number of decades.

in the 90s, Daniel Goleman and others revived the place that emotional intelligence as a conductor of great leadership, the largest that done in an organization, the most important.

not long after, Marcus Buckingham through his research of Gallup of more than 80,000 managers based on the strengths of employees is a faster route to a positive climate and the success of the employee who try to change what is not there (transformation of weaknesses).

lately, even planning has had a facelift with the introduction of the process called “Appreciative inquiry” or “AI” for short. As practices of elite sport, AI takes the road working on the creation of more than one outstanding performance of an organization through aspirational discovery, dreaming and design.

since the end of the 90s, Martin Seligman, who became famous for his theory of “desamparo” in the 1970s and 80s, began a growing worldwide movement called “Positive psychology”. It is based on the works of famous psychologists humanists such as Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers and Erich Fromm.

recently, neuroscience is lending credibility to the value of “jen” (which means “human”), long advocated by Confucius. We are giving to others and act cooperatively. When we do it, centers of reward of our dense brain with dopamine receptors are illuminated and have activity. Confucius recognized that cultivate the character of “jen” developed in oneself and others, led to the meaningful life and counter violence, materialism, and the hierarchy does not lack.

is the “relationship of jen”? The numerator refers to the acts of kindness, compassion, fear, love, gratitude and embarrassment even. The denominator represents the ‘bad’ action when instead of setting the character of one putting the good of others upon termination, a person is disdainful, critical, condescending and derisive (all the elements that make “bad” relationships). It is well documented that these actions do not lend a hand to anyone in any place.

the researchers now are taking values of couples of “relationship of jen” of individuals, married, Nations, cultures and different age groups. As observations of Keltner, “Prosper the Nations whose citizens take out the good in others for completion” as “trust (a key outcome of”jen”) facilitates the economic exchange with less transaction costs, accusatory settlements, discrimination and economic inequality”.

winners of various Nobel Laureates in economics coincide. Cooperation late cut-throat competition, winner-take-all in a complex social system where confidence ultimately must be a guiding principle. New research from the Center for neuroeconomics more bases the value of confidence for economic performance and welfare benefits.

Scandinavian countries and East Asian fare better in this regard than in South America and Eastern Europe. Even poor countries as the India generated a higher level of trust than richer nations like the United States. “Jen” wins the money!

the “relationship of jen” is a simple measure and another tool for administrators of leader. Acts of “jen” and “not jen” can be counted (see Buddhist “pebbles in a history of the bowl in http://www.myleadership.com/index.php?title=Pebbles_in_a_Bowl). With some deliberate practice, administrators can generate ratios most high “jen” leads to higher performance all – hard and soft – supported by the growing momentum of the “wheel of progress” through good deeds.


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How to Make Bath Bombs?

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Making the basic bath fizzie or bath bomb is rather simple, but if you desire to make something superior there are several things you are able to do. First of all the use of cocoa butter can afford a considerably more difficult bomb and a more luxury bath. Simply replace up to half of your oils with cocoa butter. Let your new mixture awesome before using because hot or warm oil/water mixture will set your bath bomb mixture off substantially quicker than space temperature oil/water.

A more rapid drying bomb is possible with the inclusion of kaolin clay, as opposed to using Epsom salts substitute with kaolin clay at the ration of 1 component salts to .5 part clay.

Bumpy bombs /’growing’ bombs- too much liquid overly, or again high humidity. You might want to buy dehumidifier if you intend on making a lot of bombs if you live in a humid environment. Make sure you seal your bombs in a container that is dry or shrink wrap them when they’re dry in humid climates.

Bombs – you may have better outcomes and cracks in bath bombs outcomes from utilizing too much fluid, scale back the fluid, you can even try adding in several bits of kaolin clay for your next batch to keep those cracks at bay. The bombs continue to be good, simply not pretty.

When packing the bombs also never allowing your molds touch aids. Scoop each of your forms filled with bomb mixture that is united and get them both piling full and press on them gently together, being careful to not twist or set them jointly off center. After you have strongly pressed the forms and they certainly were complete enough not after being packed together to touch, wait a moment and carefully begin to lift one mold off. Once one side is unmolded turn it over in your hand so the unmolded side is in your hand and gently lift off the remaining mold. Place on a soft towel to dry overnight.

More information can be found at: ILoveBathBombs.com

The History of Chinese Cuisine

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in China, food and its preparation has been developed so highly that it has achieved the status of an art form. Rich and poor, the Chinese believe that delicious and nutritious food is a basic need. An old Chinese proverb there is “food is the first necessity of the people”.

this art has been cultivated and refined for hundreds of years. The legend says that the Chinese cuisine culture originated in the 15TH century during the Shang dynasty and was originally introduced by Yi Yin, his Prime Minister.

the two prevailing philosophies of Chinese culture had extreme influences in the political and economic history of the country, but it is less known that also influenced the development of the culinary arts.

Confucio emphasized artistic and social aspects of cooking and eating. The Chinese do not meet without the participation of food – is considered bad tag to invite friends to your home without adequate food supplies.

Confucio established rules of table and kitchen label, most remain to this day. The most obvious example of this is cutting small pieces of meat and vegetables in the course of preparing food in the kitchen, instead of a knife on the table that is not considered good manners.

Confucio also encouraged the mixture of ingredients and aromas to become a consistent dish, rather than test the individual components. Harmony was its priority. He believed and taught that without harmony of ingredients could be without flavor. He also emphasized the importance of the presentation and the use of color, texture and decoration of a dish. Most importantly, Cook became an art rather than a task to be supported and certainly played a decisive role in the enactment of the philosophy of “live to eat” instead of “eat to live”.

on the other hand, Tao encouraged research in aspects of nutrition food and cuisine. Rather than focus is in the taste and appearance, Taoist were more interested in the properties givers of life of them food.

centuries, the Chinese have discovered the properties of all kinds of roots, herbs, mushrooms and plants healthy. They have taught the world that the nutritional value of vegetables is destroyed by overcooking (particularly of boiling) and have also found that a great-tasting things also have medicinal value.

Chinese food home is extremely healthy, although much of it is fried. This is because the use of polyunsaturated oils (used once and discarded) and the exclusion of products dairy. In addition the inclusion of animal fat is minimal because they are small portions of meat.


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