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How to Keep the Passion Alive

How to Keep the Passion Alive

You’ve found your soul mate. Now you live happily ever after. Well, maybe, but not if you do not put some energy into your relationship. Many couples assume that it is perfectly natural to eventually become one of those couples who remains in a pizza, and the question of the most exciting night to watch that movie on cable. Is that your relationship?

Although the company is a great sign of a healthy relationship, many couples can fall into the trap of becoming too complacent. There may be a fine line between a good relationship and a relationship boring. You find yourself sitting in bed working on your laptop or watching reruns on TV, or are you still swinging from chandeliers?

Although not all will be performing both aerobics room forever, passion and romance are important in all stages of a healthy relationship. Feel comfortable and at ease with your soul mate is a fantastic feeling. However, couples must now be extremely cautious when they reach that comfort zone they do not stop trying.

Remember all those sweet romantic things you did to them in the beginning? Why stop? They made you feel good about them, as they felt good for your partner to receive them. Gratitude and appreciation are two extremely important factors in a happy society. You are grateful when this fantastic person came into your life. You’ve enjoyed their great qualities. Six months or a year on the track this person is always the person that you were so grateful to meet. Keep showing them that.

How to Keep the Passion Alive

Couples who have the time or need for sleep are challenged to take the seed of all these celebrity books. Make time for yourself as a couple. If you must, write in your journal or Blackberry. Give yourself a night all week just for you two. Maybe you just want to go out for a simple meal. Maybe you want a massage for your aching neck.

As time passes, you will be able to lay down some of your special time. Examples of turn off cell phones and computers, or no TV, or candles only. Whatever works for the pair of you. You’ll find that you’ll begin to look forward to your romantic time together. Maybe you can start a mental list of things you’d like to do or where you want to go. Before too long, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without your time as a couple.

You can live happily ever after. We must work to keep alive the passion in a healthy relationship. Do not blow sparks appeasement relationship of love with your soul mate. Each couple must charm, pleasure and passion to maintain a happy and flourishing.

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Nelly Furtado Career Milestones

Nelly Furtado Career Milestones

Birth Name: Nelly Kim Furtado
Birth Date: December 2, 1978
Birth Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Nelly Furtado is the daughter of ethnically Portuguese parents. Growing up, Nelly Furtado was musically gifted and began learning trombone and ukulele at the age of 9. She learned keyboards at age 11 and was composing her own songs by 13. In addition to supporting her musical ambitions, Nelly Furtado’s parents instilled an ethic of hard work that has served her well. After graduating from high school, Furtado moved to Toronto to pursue her musical dreams.

Speaking to the BBC about her musical influences and interests: “I’ll always love hip hop, I love the art of turntabling and freestyling and MCing… things like that. But I also really love rock music, I love Britpop and I love rock music, I love Brazillian music and I love Portugese music, it is a mix of everything truly!”

In Toronto Nelly Furtado joined a trip hop duo called Nelstar and contributed vocals to a track recorded by her musical partner Talisman and his band Plains of Fascination. While performing in Toronto Nelly Furtado came to the attention of Gerald Eaton, lead vocalist of the Philosopher Kings. He helped her sign a contract with Dreamworks Records and co-produced Whoa Nelly!, Nelly Furtado’s first album, released in the fall of 2000.

Whoa Nelly!, a mixture of pop, hip hop, soul, and folk, was an instant critical success. Music fans liked it as well. It’s first single “I’m Like a Bird” climbed into the pop top 10 and helped take the album to the top 25. A second single, “Turn Off the Light,” made it to #5 on the US pop singles chart. Nelly Furtado capped her success with a Grammy Award for Best Pop Female Vocal for her performance on “I’m Like a Bird.”

By 2003 and the release of her second album Folklore, Nelly Furtado was an international pop star. “Forca,” a song from the album, was selected as the official theme for the 2004 European Football Championship. Unfortunately, the album’s commercial success was muted. It’s highest charting single, “Powerless (Say What You Want),” only made it to #39.

For her third album Loose released in June 2006, Nelly Furtado turned to top hip hop producer Timbaland for artistic collaboration. The result was a much more dance and hip hop oriented album than in the past. She released two different first singles from the album initially. “Maneater” was the lead single in Europe and the UK while “Promiscuous,” which features rapping from Timbaland, was the opener in the US.

This allowed Nelly Furtado to achieve the unusual feat of having #1 singles on both sides of the Atlantic but with different songs. A third single “Say It Right” was another top 10 smash in the US. In 2007 Nelly Furtado collaborated with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake on the score settling hit single “Give It To Me.”

For her next musical project Nelly Furtado turned to Latin style pop. Mi Plan, her first Spanish-language album, is due out in September 2009. The first single is “Manos Al Aire.”

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Protest Kiss in Vancouver

Protest Kiss in Vancouver

The picture taken by Canadian photographer Richard Lam became a global sensation – appearing in the media, shared on Facebook and tweeted around the world – and looked set to take its place as one of the world’s most iconic kiss photographs.

“How’s that for making love, not war,” astonished dad Brett Jones declared on his Facebook page, announcing that his son, Scott, was the Romeo depicted in the picture.

But others wondered if it was a fake, and the photographer himself had doubts about what the picture really showed. A second shot emerged showing more people around the couple and adding to the mystery.

A witness, identifying himself as William, wrote to the Vancouver Sun to give his take. He said he was on top of a carpark looking down on the place where the picture was taken. “What happened was the police line rushed the crowd and this couple trying to stay together couldn’t react in time and were run over my two riot police officers.

“The girl who was knocked over landed head first on the pavement with her boyfriend landing partially on top of her. She was in visible pain, crying, but the two officers gave them a parting shove and moved on. Bystanders went to go make sure she was OK. I understand that the frontline police have to control the crowd but it is a bit ridiculous that they couldn’t have other officers or paramedics behind the line to help anyone who is hurt.”

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Kissing on Harley Davidson Motorcycle

Kissing on Harley Davidson Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (H-D), or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903.

As one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression (along with Indian),[5] the company has survived numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements (e.g., Aermacchi 1974-1978 and Buell 1987-2009), periods of poor economic health and product quality, as well as intense global competition[6] — to become the world’s fifth largest motorcycle manufacturer and an iconic brand widely known for its loyal following — with owner clubs and events worldwide as well as a company sponsored brand-focused museum.

Noted for a style of customization that gave rise to the chopper motorcycle style,[7] Harley-Davidson traditionally marketed heavyweight, air-cooled cruiser motorcycles with engine displacements greater than 700 cc — and has broadened its offerings to include its more contemporary VRSC (2001) and middle-weight Street (2014) platforms.

Harley-Davidson manufactures its motorcycles at factories in York, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Kansas City, Missouri; Manaus, Brazil; and Bawal, India — and markets its products worldwide.

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The Arab Spring Map Poster

The Arab Spring Map print
The Arab Spring Map by worldatlas
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A map of the Near and Middle East during the Arab Spring 2011.

Take a look at The Ultimate Bigot’s Calendar of Europe from Yanko Tsvetkov’s Mapping Stereotypes project. It features 12 maps with funny national prejudices and stereotypes about Europe according to the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, the Vatican, Poland, Bulgaria and Greece.

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Star Wars: Padme Amidala Character Poster

Padme Amidala print
Padme Amidala by starwars
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Padmé Amidala (born Padmé Naberrie) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, appearing in the prequel trilogy portrayed by actress Natalie Portman. She served as the Princess of Theed and later Queen of Naboo. After her reign, she becomes a senator in the Galactic Senate. She is the secret wife of Anakin Skywalker, the mother of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa and the grandmother of Kylo Ren.

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Back to School Shoppers: Get a Break on Sales Taxes

Back to School Shoppers: Get a Break on Sales Taxes

Several states have sales-tax holidays in July and August for back-to-school shoppers.

In many states, the first weekend of August will be a great time for families to do their back-to-school shopping. That’s because many items will be exempt from sales tax.

Sixteen states will have sales-tax holidays this year — and 11 will fall on the first weekend of August, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators. Arkansas joins the list of states exempting back-to-school purchases such as clothing, computers and school supplies from sales taxes this year (Illinois drops off the list).

See the list below to find out which states will have sales-tax holidays and when. Even if your state isn’t on the list, you might be able to take advantage of a sales-tax holiday by crossing state lines (as long as all your savings aren’t blown on travel costs).


Mississippi: July 29-30. Clothing and footwear $100 or less exempt.


Alabama: August 5-7. Clothing, computers, school supplies and books exempt (up to a certain dollar amount).

Arkansas: August 6-7. Clothing purchases of $100 or less and school supplies are exempt.

Connecticut: August 21-27. Clothing and footwear less than $300 exempt.

Florida: August 12-14. Clothing, books and school supplies exempt (up to certain dollar amounts).

Iowa: August 5-6. Clothing and footwear $100 or less exempt.

Louisiana: August 5-6. Most items less than $2,500 exempt.

Maryland: August 14-20. Clothing and footwear $100 or less exempt.

Missouri: August 5-7. Clothing, computers and school supplies exempt (up to certain dollar amounts).

New Mexico: August 5-7. Clothing, computers and school supplies exempt (up to certain dollar amounts).

North Carolina: August 6-8. Clothing, computers, school supplies and sports equipment (up to certain dollar amounts).

Oklahoma: August 5-7. Clothing and footwear less than $100 exempt.
See a list of tax-exempt items.

South Carolina: August 5-7. Clothing, computers and school supplies exempt.

Tennessee: August 5-7. Clothing, computers and school supplies exempt (up to certain dollar amounts).

Texas: August 19-20. Clothing, footwear, backpacks and school supplies less than $100.

Virginia: August 5-7. Clothing, footwear and school supplies (up to certain dollar amounts).

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All About The Fame Monster EP by Lady Gaga

All About The Fame Monster EP by Lady Gaga

The Fame Monster is the third extended play (EP) and second major release by American recording artist Lady Gaga. Released on November 18, 2009, the album’s eight songs were initially intended to be part of a re-release of Gaga’s debut album The Fame. However, Gaga announced that the new songs would be available as a standalone album, as she thought the re-release was too expensive and that, as the piece represents a separate conceptual and musical body of work, it does not need the songs of The Fame to support it. A Super Deluxe Fame Monster pack containing the two releases as well as additional merchandise, including a lock of her wig, was released on December 15, 2009.

The album deals with the darker side of fame, as experienced by Gaga over the course of 2008–09, while travelling around the world. They are expressed through a monster metaphor. Gaga compared the feel of her debut album and The Fame Monster with the Yin and yang concept. Cover artwork was done by Hedi Slimane and has a gothic look which Gaga had to convince her record company to allow her to shoot. The composition takes its inspiration from Gothic music and fashion shows. Contemporary critics gave the album positive reviews, with the majority of them complimenting the songs “Bad Romance”, “Telephone” and “Dance in the Dark”.

In some countries, the album charted together with The Fame. In other countries – such as the United States, Canada and Japan – it charted as a separate album. The Fame Monster has reached the top of the charts in Australia, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland and the United Kingdom, while reaching the top ten in other major markets. “Bad Romance” was released as the album’s first single, topping the Canadian, United Kingdom and Irish charts, while reaching number two in Australia, United States and Sweden.

Further singles released were “Telephone” and “Alejandro” with both of them reaching the top ten in the United States and the United Kingdom. Gaga embarked on The Monster Ball Tour to promote the album. The tour started on November 27, 2009 and will continue through May 2011. On February 13, 2011, the album and its songs received three Grammy Awards; the set as a whole was nominated for Album of the Year and won for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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