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10 16 2014

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Did you know that sipping a blend of 2 tablespoon Apple Cider vinegar mixed with 8 oz. of  water before meals can help you shed pounds sans struggle? Research shows that the vinegar’s acetic acid boosts fat burning by 10 percent. Plus, it curbs hunger, so you won’t reach for a snack during the day.

10 16 2014

Ask any fervent TV aficionado what their top shows are and there’s a good chance The Wire will get a mention. Esteemed by industry critics, this HBO series aired from 2002 till 2008, compelling audiences for five entire seasons and showcasing a unique side to the Baltimore landscape. Missed the boat? Not a problem. You can easily pick up the series on DVD thanks to Warner Bros – click here to have a look. Below you’ll find some of the reasons why the show is so popular and what to expect once you hit Play. Enjoy!

TheWire

The Rich Tapestry of Characters and Stories

Character development and plot development. Many shows and movies lack one or the other, leaving the viewer with an incomplete, unsatisfying experience. The Wire has everything covered, with exciting turn of events and fascinating characters. Each season focuses on different themes and areas of society; you’ll get to know and love or hate drug addicts, cops, drug dealers, politicians, school children and journalists. You’ll be shocked, angered, disappointed, saddened and uplifted by what happens. The one thing you won’t be is bored.

Nothing is Black and White

It’s not enough to have a wide cast of characters and stories. In fact, with too many ingredients, a show runs the risk of getting overwhelmed, complex and lost. This is not the case with The Wire. Each character is lovingly crafted and multi-layered. Each story is rich and explored in ways you never even imagined. Indeed, one of the best things about the show is that you never know what you’re going to get. Expect your favourite character to become your most hated – there are no good guys and bad guys. Warning: you may even start questioning your moral fibre as a result of watching the series.

New Perspectives

Some of the most captivating and critically successful television shows are the ones that provide rare perspectives, plunging viewers into the lives and experiences of some of society’s most mysterious or isolated figures. Whether it’s the behind-the-scenes action of a police taskforce, the dramatic events that unfold in a politician’s office, or the harsh realities of growing up in the hood, The Wire certainly takes us to places we’ve never been before. What’s more, these depictions are startlingly authentic and gritty, making them all the more powerful.

It’s Quote-worthy

One of the most lauded scenes from the entire series sees D’Angelo Barksdale, a lieutenant in his uncle’s drug empire, teaching his subordinates how to play chess. Using street slang and concepts, he likens the chess pieces to members of a crew and life in the street. This scene is just one of many brilliantly shaped scenes, full of thought-provoking discussions and quotes. Omar Little, undoubtedly one of the show’s most interesting characters, has a multitude of gems, including “A man must have a code”, “All in the game yo, all in the game” and “You come at the King, you best not miss”.

Has The Wire been recommended to you? Are you a fan? What are your favourite aspects of the series? Share your likes, dislikes and thoughts by commenting in the section below.

10 09 2014

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Did you know that when you track your steps on a daily basis, it amps up your motivation to move? Research found that people who wore the device took 2,500 more steps per day than those who didn’t. That’s the equivalent of 1.5 miles and burning an extra 150 calories. It’s seeing the step counts that seems to give people the extra push to do things like park away from the mall , walk the long way to the store and sometimes, even take the stairs. Research also linked wearing a pedometer with a decrease in blood pressure.

10 09 2014

Some of you might think that it’s too early to shop for the holidays, but I don’t want to join the rush. And besides, it’s way cheaper when you shop before the holidays than when you shop during the season.

Last month I shopped at http://www.tidebuy.com/c/Lolita-Dresses-4461/ for my daughter’s Halloween costumes. I got her a Tidebuy pink Lolita dress. It’s so pretty and very dainty. The minute I laid my eyes on the dress, I knew it’s the perfect Lolita dress for her.

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Oh, her eyes went wide when she saw what I got her. Their office Halloween party will be in three weeks and now that she has something to wear, she got really giddy.

How about you? If you need a costume for Halloween or you simply fancy Lolita dresses, head over http://www.tidebuy.com/c/Lolita-Dresses-4461/ and check out their wide collection of dresses. Most of the items are up for sale and you can get as much as 65 percent off. Also, the shop does not only offer Tidebuy classic Lolita dresses, they have everything from wedding, prom dresses, cocktail dresses, designer dresses, girls party dresses, communion dresses, special occasions, fashion dresses, intimate wear, bedding, shoes, accessories up to electronics. It’s a one stop shop and you can get almost anything you need.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

 

10 08 2014

Need to start exercising or improve your existing fitness regimen?  Here are some products to help you be comfortable during and after exercise, keep motivated with music, track your progress and stay hydrated.

Swatch – Originals Gents Color The Sky Watch GS124

Swatch - Originals Gents Color The Sky Watch GS124

The wonderful mix of colors in this timer will definitely keep you motivated and spending extra time sweating it out

Swatch – Originals Gents Color The Sky Watch GS124 – $58.99, Free shipping – Available at Overstock.com

(6 reviews)

 

Sole – Sof Sole Arch Performance Insoles

Sole - Sof Sole Arch Performance Insoles

Great for the walker or runner, or someone who is on their feet all day and experience foot fatigue.  These inserts add another layer of comfort.  They are baked in the oven at 200F for 2 mins, then you stand on them for 15 minutes.  It will provide just the right amount of support.

Sole – Sof Sole Arch Performance Insoles – $17.99, 2.50 shipping – Available at The Insole Store

 

Asics – GEL-Nimbus 15 Women’s Running Shoes – Multi

Asics - GEL-Nimbus 15 Women's Running Shoes - Multi

Ready to go the distance? The combination of cushioning and stability of these shoes will keep you on your feet mile after mile.

Asics – GEL-Nimbus 15 Women’s Running Shoes – Multi – $61.99 (44% off), Free shipping – Available at 6pm.com

(4 reviews)

 

iGadgitz Gym Jogging Armband

iGadgitz Gym Jogging Armband

These still has a protective screen but allows you to navigate your iPhone.

igadgitz – iGadgitz Black Reflective Anti-Slip Neoprene Sports Gym Jogging Armband for Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation 16GB – $8.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Zumba Fitness – Women’s Houston-We Have a Halter Top, Zumba Green, X-Small/Small

Zumba Fitness - Women's Houston-We Have a Halter Top, Zumba Green, X-Small/Small

This top is pretty and very comfortable and it covers everything very well. Great for those who don’t want to show too much skin!

Zumba Fitness – Women’s Houston-We Have a Halter Top, Zumba Green, X-Small/Small – $26.00, 5.16 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Monster Cable – iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones

Monster Cable - iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones

Slightly pricey but these are comfortable, all weather and guaranteed to stay in your ears during a run.

Monster Cable – 128951 iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones – Green – $118.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Nathan – Firecatcher Hydration Race Vest

Nathan - Firecatcher Hydration Race Vest

Stay hydrated with the Nathan Vest.  It has female friendly design with a easy adjust system and holds 2 liters of water. For men try the Nathan VaporWrap Race Vest.  If you don’t want a pack you can try the Nathan Quick Draw Handheld Bottle.

Nathan – Firecatcher Hydration Race Vest Nathan Blue, One Size – $63.95, Free shipping – Available at Holabird Sports

 

Balega socks

Balega socks

The Balega socks have great moisture management, comfortably cushion and all with a no-show tab that sticks out the back.

Balega – Outdoor Llc Little Big Run Sock – Small – $12.00, 6.00 shipping – Available at Title Nine

 

Gear – Beautyko XL Tummy Tuck Belt Multicolor – BK0033 BKO020

Gear - Beautyko XL Tummy Tuck Belt Multicolor - BK0033 BKO020

 

Gear – Resistance Bands – Exercise Bands for Ankles, Legs, Arms, Shoulders and Core Exercises – Great Workout Bands for Women or Men – Effective Fitness Equipment for Abs – Heavy, Medium and Light Resistance Set for Your Home Gym – Recommended Physical Therapy B

Gear - Resistance Bands - Exercise Bands for Ankles, Legs, Arms, Shoulders and Core Exercises - Great Workout Bands for Women or Men - Effective Fitness Equipment for Abs - Heavy, Medium and Light Resistance Set for Your Home Gym - Recommended Physical Therapy B

Need to be in shape? These bands will help you stretch, sculpt and tone your whole body. They are perfect for upper body workout, working to have killer legs, aiming for six pack abs or simply toning your butt.

Gear – Resistance Bands – Exercise Bands for Ankles, Legs, Arms, Shoulders and Core Exercises – Great Workout Bands for Women or Men – Effective Fitness Equipment for Abs – Heavy, Medium and Light Resistance Set for Your Home Gym – Recommended Physical Therapy B – $19.95, 5.14 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

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