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The First Annual Best Man Olympics

Choosing a best man for your wedding is not always a cut and dried choice. In fact, making that kind of decision can sometimes be downright stressful. To help take some of the pain out of choosing between your best buddies and help make the choice easier, I have developed a few steps that will narrow the playing field dramatically.

Best Man Olympics
One way to choose your best man if you have several friends and you just hate to have to single one out from the pack is to hold a best man Olympics. This would be a series of games to decide the outcome based on their desire and a little bit of luck. The only fair way to proceed however would be to devise games that did not favor anyone. If you are like me, you have a diverse group of friends that range from the geek, thekolemangroupscreen who could assemble a computer in his sleep during a tornado, the freak, who has to take thirty piercings out of his body just to pass through the airport metal detectors, (and avidly avoids magnets) and the steroid pumping terminator who could bench press all of us. With that in mind, here are the challenges.

Seven Card Best Mans a Stud
Poker! It is a man’s game that requires the kind of intelligence not required to build a computer. You do not have to be pretty to play it and if you can lift a deck of cards, you’re in. It is an equal opportunity game that, with a little luck, anyone could win because our rules are a little different. Winning hands mean nothing. The last player to pass out from days of poker playing without sleep and all the beer and cigars you could possibly consume, wins the round. During the only intermission, the players get extra points and a nap for the best choice of wedding favors. The winner is usually the first one to pick the Las Vegas wedding favors.

Run Men Run
Another contest that is great for choosing your best man is the three legged beer run. With three friends competing, each man pairs up with the other until everyone has gone with everyone once. The man on the teams that has the best overall time at the end wins. This game, however, has to be played early in the wedding planning stage as the beer runs themselves consist of all the beer each man can carry and the beer has to be completely gone before the next run can be made.

Pin the Tail on the Best Man
If you have never played pin the tail on the best man you probably do not walk with a limp. This game involves a raccoon tail, several large darts, and a package of Charlie Brown band aides, family size.

The Jig Saw Marathon
In this game, you purchase three, five thousand-piece jigsaw puzzles with the same basic color design but three totally different pictures. Stock up on beer, pretzels, and Visine because you will need it. You dump all the pieces from all three puzzles into a bucket and shake vigorously. Then you pour the pieces out onto the floor. The first man to put his puzzle together wins the spot. This game takes a while and requires more skill than you would imagine. To make it easier, you can devise an elimination process. The man with the least amount of pieces linked has to take a shot every five minutes for one hour. Then the man with the second least amount every five minutes for one hour and so forth around and around until someone competes his puzzle. Passing out does not eliminate you completely because you might wake up and find the other two contestants passed out with puzzles yet unfinished.

Or you could do a quick round of paper, rock, scissors, best two out of three – and be done with it in less than two minutes. It is entirely up to the groom.

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5 Of the Most Trusted Organic Skincare Brands

I’m a firm believer of organic skincare products. In the long term, taking care of your skin will really pay off big time. For the past 20 years, I’ve used only organic skincare products. Yes, some of the products can prove to be expensive and some are created to make you spend more. But it’s up to you how much you are prepared to spend on your skin. Once upon a time, you would only find the odd organic skincare product tucked away in the back of a little health food shop but now most brands take pride of place in large department stores and the high street with big chains like Tescos cashing in on the organic tag.

Here’s 5 of the most trusted organic skincare brands, which have long abided by the principles of no petrochemicals, parabens and nasties.

Dr Hausckha

For over 40 years, Dr.Hauschka has gained a reputation for its authentic commitment to nature. The company’s products are made from pure and natural ingredients and it has an unrivalled reputation in the organic skincare industry with high quality products.

Dr Hauschka products were the first products I discovered more than 20 years ago and were a brilliant introduction to organic skincare. And many customers enjoy comfortable, radiant skin.

 

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Talent Agency – What Do Talent Agents Look For In Actors?

What is a talent agency? A talent agency is a company that finds jobs for its clients. Talent agencies place principal talent in feature films, movies, TV, commercials, voice-overs, internet, video games, modeling, etc. A talent agency hires talent agents who represent their talent/performers on a talent roster (it’s basically a list of their clients). As I’ve heard it explained best, a talent agency is like a store. And that store’s products are it’s talent. Just think of aisles and aisles of interesting looking people instead of shampoos and conditioners. In our case, we’re interested in performers, but not singers, musicians or models. We’re going to zero in on the film industry and actors in particular.

Now, back to the store. Casting directors (CD’s) are the buyers. They are hired by production companies (the producers) to find talent. The casting directors go to the store shelves of the talent agency looking for talent. They either ask for the actors they know, go online and search for talent matching the description of the characters they’ve been hired to find or talent agents search for breakdowns online and submit their actors to the casting directors. In any case, it’s imperative for an actor to have a talent agent and thus belong to a talent agency.

 

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Why Do All Businesses Need a Merchant Account and What Is the Best Way to Go About Getting One?

Traditionally, to be afforded the opportunity to accept credit and debit cards from their customers any organisation (typically called a “merchant” by the financial services industry) must be granted so-called “proper” status as a bank. This proper status is given to a merchant through the vehicle of a unique Merchant ID (or MID) from the bank and allows them to participate in the payments chain. Pretty much all large businesses have a merchant account like this. However, the smaller the organisation gets the less likely that they will have one and may be missing out on the benefits.

The banks which provide a merchant account are not quite the same as the ones with which we are most familiar as personal current account holders. All major high street banks have what is known as an “acquiring” bank arm or division. For example, in the UK NatWest has ‘Streamline’, Lloyds-TSB has ‘Cardnet’, Barclays has ‘Barclays Merchant Services’, HSBC has ‘HSBC Merchant Services’ and so on. In addition, some organisations outside the high streets banks (like American Express and PayPal for instance) have a license and do their own acquiring. Subject to a range of pre-conditions, all these “acquiring banks” are able to issue a Merchant ID and allow an organisation of any sort to start taking credit and debit cards. They will authorise or decline each customer transaction, collect any payments on the merchant’s behalf and pay the money into a merchant’s nominated bank account.

 

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Martial Art Training – 3 Insider Secrets on How to Kick Fast in Silat.

There are many reasons why people want to kick fast in martial art training. One of the reasons is to hit the opponent efficiently in order to win points in silat olahraga match. Many top silat exponents did not tell others on how they managed to kick fast in silat. But, many believe that in order to kick fast you need to have a good flexibility.

Thus, it is important to know how you can kick fast in silat. Here are three insider secrets that can help you to kick faster in silat;

1. Warm-up and stretching sessions should be between 30 – 45 minutes. In order to prepare your legs with vigorous activities during the silat training, you need to warm up both of your legs properly. Normally, the warm up session begin after the bunga silat training. But, it is better for you to start the warm up session earlier even before the coach arrives.

2. Kick faster not harder. If you are the beginner, you need to train how to kick correctly first. Then you need to train on how to kick faster by double the amount of kicks for every kicking session. You also can use stopwatch to count the number of kicks in 10, 20 or even 30 seconds.

 

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Hypertension, High Blood Pressure Advice

High blood pressure (hypertension) is usually asymptomatic, and so screening is vital. The only way to find out for sure if you do have hypertension is to have it measured. If you do have high blood pressure, your doctor will devise an appropriate treatment plan for you.

The treatment of high blood pressure involves both a change in lifestyle and, if necessary, the prescription of drugs, known as anti-hypertensives. In many cases of mild hypertension, a change in eating habits, regular exercise, a low fat diet, no smoking, and if necessary a reduction in salt intake and alcohol, will be sufficient to get the blood pressure down to normal.

You can measure your blood pressure in the privacy of your own home using one of the many reliable and accurate blood pressure monitors available today.

Some people are actually asked by their doctor or nurse to measure their blood pressure at home for a short period of time, to find out what it is like away from the surgery. Sometimes your blood pressure is higher when taken in a clinical or medical environment, such as your doctor’s surgery. This is commonly known as white coat hypertension and can be caused by feeling anxious while waiting to see the doctor, or by being in a clinical environment.

Blood pressure readings taken at home are often lower than those taken at the GP’s surgery, and readings taken at home are now seen to give a more accurate picture of your normal blood pressure.

 

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Multifold Your Christmas Decoration With Perfect Window Blinds!

Christmas is around the corner and surely all of you must be busy in shopping for your home décor. This festive season you can give your home the desired look or even add extra colors and delight by using window blinds. If you are not aware of blinds then here is something extraordinary which is of great interest to you. Window blinds are used by large number of people to decorate their room windows. Different types of blinds enable people to give specific feel and ambience to different rooms.

Blinds are not only meant to give style and new dimension to your room, but in fact its major use is to provide you privacy and functionality. With blinds you can control the amount of light entering your room. If you want sunrays to enter your room to give you warmth or if you want a complete blackout in your room, then all you need is window blind.

Some of the different types of blinds are Venetian, blinds, vertical blinds, wooden blinds, pleated blinds, blackout blinds and many more. Remember that each of the type is designed keeping in mind the desired function expected from it. If you don’t want to spend large sum of money and still wish to buy blinds then the best option is to go for wooden blinds as they are cheap and easily available. Let’s discuss some of the blinds in detail:

 

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Data Arteries – Enabling Business Strategy Through Information Technology

Regardless of size and industry, every enterprise is dependent upon information technology, and must have a strategy for how to employ it, especially as the internet becomes more pervasive. Information technology strategy is an enabler of business strategy. Not only must an enterprise manage relationships with its constituencies, but it must be able to connect with them electronically through data arteries – information supply, value, and demand chains. The information supply and demand chains are external; the information value chains are internal.

An information technology strategy is a special case functional strategy because every function in the enterprise requires electronic information delivery capabilities, and many require electronic process control also. In very large enterprises, strategy may be formulated at both the enterprise and organizational unit levels.

As websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Plaxo, and Twitter become more pervasive in business, linkages between application systems and databases and social networking websites will be more important to enable constituencies to communicate both collaboratively and cooperatively. Just as email has become a primary method of communication between enterprises and their constituencies, so will social networking sites especially for advertising and ecommerce.

Business intelligence information can be used to identify opportunities for competitive advantage. However, information technology itself can be an enabler of competitive advantage, especially when there are opportunities to digitize products or deliver information products electronically. In such cases, business strategy is inseparable from information technology strategy.

Information technology comprises the analytical and operational application systems, databases, and technical infrastructure (hardware and networks) of an enterprise. Not all computer technologies are information based. Computer technology is used for process control applications in special purpose equipment. However, connectivity is essential as applications become more integrated. As digital construction and manufacturing practices develop through such technologies as computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), the processes, the control of processes, and the products and/or services delivered by processes all rely upon information technology for connectivity.

 

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Attention Affiliate Marketers! Want to Get Your Products In Front Of Highly Targeted Audience!

If you get your products in front of a targeted market, you stand a good chance you are going to make an affiliate sale, which in turn means that you are going to your commission.

Therefore if you are an affiliate marketer, you will agree that you are consistently trying to get your products in front of Highly Targeted Audience.

However, you should always be conscious of staying away from spamming or even having your market regard you as spam if you intend to build a reputable business.

In this article, I am going to teach a technique which is not a new technique. Still, it is an effective marketing technique especially if you are looking to market at low cost, affiliate and landing page friendly, scalable, no spam and effective marketing technique that is opened and read by your target market.

You will use this technique in your marketing activities to get in front of a more Highly Targeted Audience. Irrespective of how you get in front of your audience currently.

This low-cost marketing technique is Ezine Marketing. You may not have heard of Ezine Marketing before, or perhaps you are like me and have heard of it but didn’t take much note of it.

However, either way, if you are not using Ezine Marketing part of your marketing activities, you are leaving a lot of money on the table.

 

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How to Record Your Music

Recording Studio or Recording/Mixing/Sampling Software

Recording Studio or Recording/Mixing/Sampling Software

Recording is the process of capturing sounds through the use of microphones to be stored and heard later. Mixing is the process of taking all the different sounds you’ve recorded and blending them together to create a full song. You can either go to an established recording studio and hire them to record and mix your music for you, or you can purchase the necessary equipment and software to record and mix it yourself. I’m assuming you already have all the necessary instruments to create the music you want, so I will not go into detail about that.

Recording Studio

A recording studio is a place where all the necessary equipment is located in order to record, mix, and produce music. Prices will vary a lot. It all depends on them and how much they feel their time and equipment is worth. So, please call ahead and get a price quote before you commit to anything. Since going to a recording studio depends on where you live, you will need to look in a local directory to find a Recording Studio near you.is the process of capturing sounds through the use of microphones to be stored and heard later. Mixing is the process of taking all the different sounds you’ve recorded and blending them together to create a full song. You can either go to an established recording studio and hire them to record and mix your music for you, or you can purchase the necessary equipment and software to record and mix it yourself. I’m assuming you already have all the necessary instruments to create the music you want, so I will not go into detail about that.

Recording Studio

A recording studio is a place where all the necessary equipment is located in order to record, mix, and produce music. Prices will vary a lot. It all depends on them and how much they feel their time and equipment is worth. So, please call ahead and get a price quote before you commit to anything. Since going to a recording studio depends on where you live, you will need to look in a local directory to find a Recording Studio near you.