Some cool Tie images:


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Macro Mondays – Tie (Bindung)

Tie – Bindung für immer

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Macro Mondays – Tie (Bindung)

“Colourful” Ties in London’s Mayfair

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To respond to a few questions and comments below, I believe the store was closed when I took this picture in May 2005. These ties are definitely outside my budget range anyway, though, and it looks like some would be "out of style" today. This may have been the store that proudly proclaimed itself as the supplier to Prince Charles… I can’t remember for certain….


Gift Card Rescue Releases List

Baltimore Maryland April 23, 2014

In honor of the Spring season, Gift Card Rescue, the Inc. 500 company that enables consumers to purchase gift cards at a discounted rate and sell unwanted gift cards for cash, released a new Top 10 list of Spring Trends today. The Top 10 list highlights some of the season?s hottest styles from the popular women?s merchant, Victoria?s Secret. Some of their top trends include the embroidered bell-sleeve dress, embellished knife-pleat maxi dress, relaxed chino pants with a vintage shirt and long cardigan, and crochet track short with a graphic muscle tee.

The popular gift card exchange website allows consumers to save money on everyday purchases through the use of discounted gift cards. ?We encourage consumers to use discounted gift cards when revamping their wardrobe for the new spring season,? says Business and Marketing Manager, Carrie Brenner. ?Since women are 60 percent of our consumer base, we wanted to show those consumers how they can stay on trend and within budget this spring season.?

Gift Card Rescue is known for the release of their Top 10 lists, the most popular being their yearly Top 10 Most Wanted Gift Cards list. Their most recent Spring Trend list was put together to show consumers how purchasing a discounted Victoria?s Secret gift card before you shop can help to eliminate some of the burden updating your spring wardrobe can have on your wallet. Utilizing discounted gift cards with coupons and store sales is deemed as an effective shopping tactic for saving some extra money.

/>To check out the full list (with images) of Top 10 Spring Trends from Victoria?s Secret, visit https://www.giftcardrescue.com/about/press

About Gift Car Rescue:

Based in Ellicott City, Maryland, a leading gift card exchange site. Gift Card Rescue’s main focus is helping consumers save more; offering up to 35% off on discounted gift cards to over 500 national merchants, as well as, up to 92% cash back for unwanted gift cards.


What You Can Do To

If you happened upon a list of legitimate tactics you could employ that would significantly benefit your ability to recall things, would you be willing to try them? Luckily for you, there are many ways in which you can protect your memory and train your brain to always retain what you learn. The article below has some powerful suggestions to save your memory.

To boost your memory, make sure you are getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can seriously impair memory, causing you to forget even the most basic things in your day to day life. If you regularly have trouble sleeping, you can try natural sleep aids such as melatonin or consider talking to your doctor about prescription sleep medication instead.

In order to maintain a good memory, Omega-3′s are an essential part of your diet. There are several sources of Omega-3 including fish, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and soybeans. If any of those foods don’t appeal to you, it’s also acceptable to take fish oil supplements in order to keep your memory fully functioning.

A great way to improve your memory is to focus your attention upon the material that you are attempting to study and memorize. Since attention is a major component of memory, it must be employed to move information from short-term memory into long-term memory. To make sure you give your undivided attention to your study material, remove distractions such as music or television from your study environment.

Visualizing yourself recalling information is actually a great way in which you can work to recall information. You are basically training your brain to be able to memorize items when you foresee yourself dipping into that memory bank to pull them out at a later date. Think of it like visualizing your hand turning a doorknob before you actually turn it.

A great tip for improving your memory is to deliberately increase your intake of fish oil, which is known to boost concentration and recall. By seeking foods high in Omega-3 acids or taking fish oil supplements, it is possible to experience noticeable improvement in your ability to remember important things.

In order to remember where you put things, it is a good idea to organize your possessions. By having similar items put together, you do not have to worry about scrambling around, looking for things. Also, you can try labeling boxes or storage containers, writing down what is in each box. This is sensible, whether you have a good memory or not.

One way to improve your memory is by limiting distractions and focusing only on the information you want to remember. With today’s hectic lifestyle, most people spend a great deal of time multitasking. By clearing all distractions and focusing only on the information you are trying to remember, it allows you to build a strong, clear memory that will be easy to recall at a later time.

When trying to commit something to memory, it is important to maintain low stress levels. This is because stress and anxiety can quickly cause you to lose your concentration. Concentration is necessary for acquiring new information. A good solution is to listen to soothing music. Music can help to keep your stress levels down, by keeping your mind off of the things that cause you to be anxious.

Memory can be jogged and improved if you try removing yourself from a typical study environment and find a new one. A change in scenery refreshes your mind which makes memory storage and retention far more effective. The change in routine or surroundings will help keep your brain alert, and therefore ready to absorb new information and ideas.

Try to avoid alcohol if you would like to improve your memory. It has been scientifically proven that alcohol kills the cells from the part of the brain that absorbs information. However, most research seems to prove that having one or two glasses of wine a day is okay for the memory.

Visualization can be a very helpful technique when you are try doing a task that involves memorization and recall skills. If you want to remember information you are learning about in a textbook, use photographs or charts as visual stimulus for committing it all to memory. It may be easier for you to construct your own visual aids to help you learn.

Reducing distractions in your immediate environment will go a long way in helping you to remember something. Phones ringing, children screaming or horns honking are not conducive to memory for anyone so limit the amount of distractions your mind has to deal with, and you will increase your ability to remember!

Engage your mind regularly in activities like puzzles or brain teasers to improve your memory. Not only are these activities fun, but they also improve attention and concentration while keeping your memory skills sharp. Brain games train your mind to work more efficiently and help form different thought patterns, enabling better retention of memories.

Knowing what type of learner you are will enable you to reinforce your memory! If you know that you are a visual learner, for example, then keep a small notebook with you at all times to write down the information you need to remember, or if you are an auditory learner, use a small recorder. These small aids will be a big help when you need to call on your memory later!

Improving your memory may be something as simple as going out for a jog or a bike ride. Recent studies have shown that aerobic exercises can actually cause the development of new neurons in the hippocampus of the brain, which is considered to be the memory store center of the brain.

Improving Memory-saving tips and tactics aren’t overly complicated. Most of what you learned here is all fairly common-sense stuff, dealing with a lot of repetition and other retention practices. However, you cannot take this advice lightly just because it’s simpler than you assumed. Be sure that you’re using the tips here if you want to save your memory.

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Tuxedosonlinecom Celebrates The Upcoming Wedding

April 22, 2014

One of the largest internet superstores for men?s formal wear and tuxedo uniforms, TuxedosOnline.com, is currently offering a special discount just in time for wedding season. Now with a purchase of tuxedos for a wedding party of five or more, a groom?s tuxedo of equal or lesser value is free.

?Getting married is a momentous occasion and we want to celebrate that special time with our customers by helping them look their best for a reasonable price. We?re offering a complimentary tuxedo to the groom with a purchase of five or more wedding party tuxedos,? says TuxedosOnline CEO Vrej Grigorian. ?We also have wedding consultants available to assist you with choosing the right style and color.?

As the direct manufacturer of most of their items, TuxedosOnline is changing the way traditional wedding party apparel is purchased. Grooms and groomsmen can purchase their tuxedo shirts, vests and uniforms for a reasonable price without breaking the bank. Purchasing a tux also allows for grooms and groomsmen to keep this wardrobe staple for future black-tie events and occasions.

?With our latest sale,? Grigorian continues, ?purchasing a tux can be just as affordable as rental. A new tuxedo is a great option if you?re hoping for a high-quality outfit. When you buy your own tux, the fabric is usually softer and more luxurious because the tux doesn?t have to withstand the wear and tear of rental.?

Wedding parties can also shop a wide selection of formalwear accessories, including cufflinks, cravats, hats, and more hard to find items on the website.

About TuxedosOnline:

TuxedosOnline.com has been named “Best of the Web” by USA: Tuxedos since 2008. The web-based vendor is the internet superstore for men’s formal wear tuxedo shirts, tuxedo vests and tuxedo uniforms and is one of the oldest companies to sell tuxedos on the internet. They are highly rated on bizrate.com, eBay, and other internet rating services. Although the tuxedo rental industry has reported declines in the amount of rentals for the past few years, TuxedosOnline.com has grown over 40% a year for the past three years. For the full range of tuxedos, including wedding tuxedos, accessories, shoes, and shirts, as well as the entire MODA Formalwear line, visit TuxedosOnline.com or call (818) 765-9479 or (888) 968-4TUX.


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Havana Saturdays Atlanta’s Largest Saturday

Havana Saturdays: Atlanta’s Largest Saturday Nightclub Destination

Event on 2014-04-26 20:00:00

You are cordially invited to attend Atlanta's #1 Saturday Nightclub Destination: Havana Saturdays featuring 3 Unique Atmospheres: Superstar Dj Ros (Main Room), House Dj Frenzy (gallery), & Dj Harold (salsa) with Free salsa lessons 9-10pm. Also, Aerialists, Percussionists, EARLY OPEN BAR 9-10PM.


Dress Code ( enforced at the door)

No white t-shirts
No tennis shoes
No flip-flops
work boots
No athletic gear
No excessively baggy clothing
No baseball caps
No shorts


For Vip table reservations: (404) 941-4847

at The Havana Club
3112 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, United States

Belly Dance Workout Class!

Event on 2014-04-28 18:00:00

Based on natural movements of the body, Belly Dance is a great way to get fit for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels! We will run drills, shimmy and dance to fun follow along work out songs in this class! Join the millions of woman that are discovering the benefits of Belly Dance everyday all over the world! So come on down and belly dance yourself into shape!!

No Dance Experience is Required!

Every Monday from 6:00-7:00pm!

Please dress comfortably, as we will work up a sweat. Work out pants and a comfortable t-shirt are recommended. No Bare Bellies Required! I also, suggest bringing water.

Just .00 for drop-ins or for a 10 class card

Instructor: Lisa

Class Location: A Rhythmic Time 5447 3rd ave, unit B Moline Il

at A Rhythmic Time
5447 3rd Ave, Unit B
Moline, United States


Pamper Me Spa/wellness Day Dallas

Pamper ME Spa/Wellness Day Dallas

Event on 2014-04-26 12:00:00


Good Day Everyone!!

I want to catch up with many of you, meet those I haven't meet and etc.. I want this to me a comfortable environment and for everyone to start the year off taking care of YOU!!

I am bringing my Awesome Massage Therapist Serenity Taylor of Taylormade Massages from Houston, Tx to treat everyone to Massage therapy. She will be giving you massage's in increments of 5 mins at per minute. If you want more time on the table let her know.

We will have Mary Kay cosmetics, Ardyss Body Reshapers, Book ArthurMinisterShangela Howard, Travel Planning, Health/Wellness information & more. So mark your calenders now, & I look forward to seeing and meeting you all. I am looking at hotel suites and this will probably be at a location of Stemmons freeway near the Market Center to make it convenient for you all. I am coming in from Houston. 

I am also going to be working with Casey Williams of Dallas Urban Kidsorganization. She is doing Awesome things for young ladies in the Dallas area, and I want to support her.

Men are welcome to come as well for the massage, Travel planning,& Health/Wellness information.


We have rescheduled the date to April 26, 2014. NEW location and details will be coming soon.

at Best Western Conference Hotel
8051 LBJ Fwy
Dallas, United States

HCID 2014: Designing Out The Screen. Steve Taylor, The Alloy.

Event on 2014-04-23 15:15:00

Designing Out The Screen

I will be asking how, as Designers, can we move beyond the need to
design a screen into everything and embrace physical  interactions? Now computing is becoming ever more ubiquitous & entwined into our lives, surely an acceptable solution isn’t to cover our world in icons & screens. There is an emerging trend of beautifully crafted products that are becoming the face of complex systems, yet they have no screen at all and still provide a rich suite of interactions that are easily accessible by the user. What tools are available to us as Interaction Designer’s to give us the courage to step away from our wireframes & start designing beautiful, engaging physical interactions?

Steve has a BA in Industrial Design from Brunel, an MSc in Interaction Design from Middlesex University, and leads the interaction team at The Alloy. He is a designer who strives to create powerful, meaningful interactions between people, products and services through creative problem solving and user-centred methodology. With over 9 years’ experience in the field he has worked with a variety of clients including the NHS, Honeywell, Philips, Samsung & BT.

He firmly believes in innovation through experimental design research with a ‘hands on’ approach at all times, and has a passion for technology, innovation and culture, trying to balance them all in his work. He also loves to travel & cook… although not at the same time.

This event is part of series of FREE talks and seminars to be held at City University's Centre for HCID as part of an open day, to find out about more of the other sessions please click here

at A214, 2nd Floor, College Building
City University London,
Islington, United Kingdom


Want To Try Someone New

As concerns about health and nutrition continue to rise, so has the custom of making fresh-squeezed juice at home. Juicing offers a convenient and healthy way to lose weight, stay fit and avoid artificial additives and preservatives. Homemade juices can include both fruits and vegetables. From apples and oranges to tomatoes and celery, the following article provides you with all the information you need on juicers, juicing and juices.

Reuse the pulp from your vegetable juices to cut down on waste. You can use vegetable pulp as a base for soups and stews, to add flavor and texture. In addition, the pulp can be used as the base for a compost, which you can then use in your garden to grow even more fresh vegetables.

When you start making your own juices, try adding a vegetable in the mix that you tend to avoid. Vegetables that you do not like alone might end up tasting great to you when mixed in a juice with other flavors. This is a great way to get nutrients you otherwise wouldn’t.

When making carrot juice, make absolutely sure to get fresh, healthy carrots. Signs of old carrots are rubberiness, limpness, wilted tops, and excessive cracking. Look for carrots that have a full color, are firm to the touch, and have green, leafy tops. These carrots will produce the freshest, sweetest juice.

Research the nutrients you need to be taking in to choose which vegetables, fruit, and plants you should be consuming. You don’t have to have every single one every single day, instead spread your nutrient consumption out over a week. For example, if you need beta carotene you can have carrots every other day.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on fresh juicing produce as long as you shop in season. Berries are great in the summer, but will cost you an arm and a leg to buy in the winter, so skip them until the prices drop again. Apples last all winter, so feel free to buy a few bushels and keep them in the garage.

Juicing is the best-tasting way to make sure you’re getting all the daily servings of fruit and vegetables that you need. You can mix them together in a combination that will provide any nutrient you need, and it will taste good no matter what you include. The whole family can sip and enjoy!

Do not overuse vegetables that are high in oxalic acid. This acid is a contributor to kidney stones and can impact osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Vegetables such as rhubarb, char, beets and spinach contain lots of oxalic acid. Use them in moderation and avoid mixing with broccoli or other high calcium food to maintain prevention.

When juicing for your health you should drink the juice as soon as it’s made. Refrigerating the juice or leaving it on the counter will allow it to lose nutrients as they break down within the juice. Drinking it immediately will be just like eating all those fresh ingredients whole!

Buying a masticating juicer will allow the juice you make to have it’s nutrients break down much slower, meaning you can take your time in drinking it or even store it for a while. It will also leave as much of the natural nutrients intact as possible, giving you the most healthy juice to drink.

If you’re worried about the noise associated with a juicer, pick up a masticating version. They’re the quietest juicers on the market while also providing the most nutritious and healthy juices possible. They also come with many accessories for other food processing, so they can be cost effective as well.

When it comes to juicing, one thing that you want to keep in mind is the fact that despite the time and money that you are losing by making your own juice, you will find that it most likely tastes better than store bought juice. This is important to give you a good reason to keep on juicing and influence others to do the same.

If you can’t find organic produce to use in your juices, make sure that you peel your fruits and vegetables before juicing them. Most of the pesticides on conventionally grown produce is on the skin, and washing isn’t enough to remove all of the residue. Peeling will eliminate the bulk of these contaminants from your food.

Want to know another way that juicing will save you money? You’ll be able to skip the expensive anti-wrinkle and deep moisturizing skin treatments you’ve been buying at the department store! Juicing fruits and vegetables leads to healthier, better looking skin as they are full of moisturizing compounds. The anti-oxidants found in many produce items also can slow down the aging of skin itself.

While carrots are indeed a high glycemic vegetable, studies have shown that carrot juice can actually help keep blood sugar levels stable. Including it in your juice, can sweeten up bitter vegetables like dark leafy greens, plus, it adds a smooth texture to the drink. Even a diabetic can appreciate that!

Aging should be done gracefully. Trying to be an age you are not only shows that you are not comfortable in your own skin. Wear your age proudly. Look your best and do what you can to be healthy, vibrant and fit, but don’t ever cover up your age with younger clothes or makeup that aren’t suited to your stage in life.

One great way to get kids involved in juicing is by having them pick the fruits and vegetables you use! You can take them to a farm to choose their own apples, or to a farmer’s market. Give them each and let them pick whatever they’d like to try. Have them choose one or two ingredients and then you can supply the base, like leafy green vegetables. Don’t ever say they chose the wrong thing, just use less of it so no one will notice if it’s not tasty.

Homemade fruit juices, vegetable juices and mixed juices are nutritious, delicious and, best of all, completely natural. Juicing gives you the freedom to make your own unique blends, as well as all of your family’s traditional favorites. As the above article has illustrated, juicing is limited only by your imagination. Bottom’s up!


Maximize Your Nutrition By Following

Nutrition is the latest buzzword, but what does it really entail? There are many websites dedicated to nutrition, some with completely contradicting information. How do you know what to do? The fact is that small changes often turn into surprising and delightful rewards that last, and this article is going to outline a few simple changes you can make.

One of the best ways to ensure that you meet all of your body’s nutritional needs while avoiding overeating, is to sit down at a table for your meals. This allows you to focus on what you’re eating and how it tastes, so that you’ll feel more satisfied and get full quicker.

Eat your vegetables and your children will too. Children like to be like mom and dad which means that eating vegetables with meals, and more importantly as snacks, sets a standard with your children. They will learn to love them once they start eating them since you are eating them as well.

Allow your children to help you prepare meals. The more involved children are in the process, the more likely they are to eat the meal. This is especially true for things they may not want to try, such as vegetables. It may not make them like broccoli, but it might make them more likely to taste it.

Add some avocados into your daily nutritional diet. They are rich in many nutrients. Avocados contain monounsaturated fats that help reduce the level of cholesterol. They are also high in potassium, an important mineral in stabilizing blood pressure. Avocados are a good source of folate, which is important for a healthy heart.

It is a great idea to teach your child how to be nutritious if they can get their examples straight from you. If you are eating healthy foods, your child will feel much more inclined to be just like you and eat those same foods. If they see you refusing healthy foods, then they will follow suit.

Be aware of what you drink. Avoid any drinks that contain alcohol or sugar, replacing them with water, low-fat milk or tea. Sugary drinks are packed full of empty calories that add no nutritional value to your diet. Drinking one sugary drink a day can cause you to put on unnecessary weight, and increases your risk of developing high blood pressure.

When people go out to eat, it has become the norm to order an appetizer. Many times, the appetizer has as much calories or more then you should be eating for an entire meal. Instead of ordering something that could be a meal in itself, order your salad to come before your meal.

A great nutrition tip is to stop eating regular cheese and start buying fat free cheese. A lot of people love cheese but it tends to be pretty high in fat. You can still eat cheese and get fit by eating fat free cheese. You can find fat free cheese in most grocery stores.

Part of getting good nutrition is eating your fruits and vegetables. You should be eating around 5 servings every day. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with fiber, vitamins and beneficial antioxidants. Eating like this will fill you up fast, and they are low in calories, so if you are watching your weight, they are also the perfect food.

Rice is one of the most convenient foods that you can have, as it is very easy to make and goes with a wide variety of foods. Instead of white rice, choose brown rice, as it is healthier for your body and contains a lower level of fat content upon consumption.

Slap some peaches, apples, pineapple, banana and other fruit on the grill and get ready for a real treat! Fresh fruit makes a wonderful addition to a backyard cookout. You don’t have to eat it raw though! Cook it right alongside the lean hamburger and turkey franks!

By following this tip, you’ll be less apt to make the easy, but unhealthy choice of fast food or junk food. Because you will have a variety of meals from which to select, you are less likely to abandon your diet due to boredom.

Stock your freezer with lots of frozen vegetables. You can add these easily to your meals by stir-frying and serving it with beef or chicken. Freezing them keeps them from spoiling before you get to use them.

Grow your own produce. You don’t need much space to begin with, just a couple of pots on a deck, or a small area of your garden. This will provide you with fresh, flavorful additions to your meals. Beginners should start with peppers, tomatoes and herbs. Not only will you be eating the freshest produce possible, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you grew it yourself.

The best way to get vitamins is by eating natural foods that pack in lots of great nutrition, along with the vitamins the human body needs. Of course, vitamins also come in supplemental pills and this is a fine way to pick up the rarest vitamins. Relying on healthy, natural foods, will get the body its vitamins and provide a host of other nutritional benefits along the way.

Sugary drinks like apple juice contain a large amount of sugar. People who are trying to lose weight should avoid fruit drinks because they are deceptively filled with carbohydrates. Oranges, apples, and peaches all contain very high levels of sugar which in turn provides a ton of calories. Hospitals are often known to use fruit juice as a treatment for severely malnourished patients, due to its caloric value.

To get kids to eat a more nutritious diet, sometimes you have to make compromises. Because children have not fully developed their taste buds, they tend to be picky eaters. To get them to try something new, combine it with something they already love. The most obvious example of this tactic is to combine vegetables with cheese.

Nutrition is a way of exploring a new and fascinating world of food. Eating well doesn’t need to be bland, so try these simple ideas to propel your efforts further. Eating a balanced diet has many benefits, so it is the best way to approach a healthier lifestyle every day.


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Tom Brokaw said it best about the author: This Santa “can only be described as the real thing.” With warmth, humor, and wonder, Ed Butchart shares his stories as a professional Santa Claus in The Red Suit Diaries. Deftly combining his Santa persona with his passion for God, Butchart reveals himself as a once-hardened Marine who found Jesus and began to serve others in unusual ways. Readers who open The Red Suit Diaries will find themselves transfixed-from Santa’s day job refurbishing medical equ

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My Custommade Sokol Suit

Some cool Custom Fitted Suit images:

My custom-made Sokol suit
Custom Fitted Suit

Image by AstroSamantha

Drying-out after a two-hour pressurized fit check.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Space exhibit, samples of space suit gear used by James Irwin on Apollo 15
Custom Fitted Suit

Image by Chris Devers

Quoting the caption:

Astronaut Equipment

These objects are examples of personal equipment and tools issued to astronauts of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Some of the objects were used in training for missions, others during the actual missions. They include items of protective clothing (gloves, helmets, and boots), a spacesuit worn on the Moon, and examples of the types of tools astronauts used on the lunar surface. The actual tools used on the Moon were left behind.

In spite of what the caption says, all of the objects here seem to be lunar equipment used by James Irwin on Apollo 15 in July, 1971.

Custom Fitted Suit

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This is the suit that I had custom made. Wow, it fit nice. Chris, my suit guy told me that he’s never improved someone’s looks so quickly before…