Music For Self Improvement

Music For Self Improvement

Would you like to pop in a CD and have a better quality of life, and even self improvement? There are three ways you can use music to accomplish this.

Music For Motivation

Put on energetic music, and even doing housework seems less like work. Using music to motivate yourself or change your mood is an area where you can trust your experience and experimentation. When you find the music that energizes you, relaxes you, or makes you happy, keep it ready for when you need it.

Music For Intelligence

Music creates neural pathways in your brain that stimulate creativity. Studies show that music trains the brain for higher forms of thinking. In one study, three-year-olds were split into two groups. The first had no special training in, or exposure to music. The second group studied piano and sang daily in chorus.

Eight months later the musical three-year-olds were much better at solving puzzles. They also scored 80% higher in spatial intelligence than the other group. There’s also anectdotal evidence that listening to music, especially from Mozart’s era, can help you study and learn better.

Hopefully there will be more research. In the meantime there’s no reason not to do your own experimentation. I’ve heard that Stephen King writes with loud rock music playing, so the benefits of music may be according to your own tastes or brain-organization.

Music For Brainwave Entrainment

Want to listen to some music, and get smarter, or have instant easy meditation? There are products now that "entrain" your brainwaves, in order to put you in a meditative state. Music is embedded with beats and pulses that entrain your brain waves to a specific frequency. Put in the right CD or MP3 for your activity, and you get better brain function. Science? Partly.

Brain wave frequencies vary with mental state. Daydreaming and light meditation take place in the "Alpha" range of frequencies, for example. So if you listen to music containing beats at a frequency of 10 Hz you will generate more brainwaves at a 10 Hz frequency and enter a relaxed Alpha mental state. Do these things really work?

Yes. I’ve found two products that put me in a peaceful state unlike any other music or meditative practice. Studies will prove the effects (some have already), and disprove the wilder claims. Given my results, however, I wouldn’t wait for more research. Many things work long before the scientific proof arrives.

If you are skeptical, you can wait for more evidence of the benefits of brainwave entrainment. Meanwhile, why not try classical music when you study, just to see if it helps? Experiment with music – Mozart isn’t dangerous.

5 Easy Steps To Make Your Website Visitors Buy

5 Easy Steps To Make Your Website Visitors Buy

In his book "Practical Thinking", Dr. Edward de Bono talks about the basic thinking processes, how one understands, and the ways to be right or wrong in thinking. He said that the main purpose of thinking is not just to accumulate knowledge but to get enough knowledge in order to act on something. He also said that, in practice, the validity of an idea does not have any bearing in being right in thinking, for being right is a feeling, a belief that one is right during the time of thinking.

To put this in practical use, you should write your ad copies so that your visitors will feel it is right to buy your products. Make them feel that it is their idea to make the purchase. By doing so, it will be easier for you to persuade these potential customers to hit that buy button.

Here, then, are some ways to create that feeling of rightness in your readers:

1. Provide the benefits of your product.

People usually buy because of the benefits, not because of the features of a product. They think, "How can this help me? What’s in it for me?" By providing the benefits, you can show how your product can avoid pain. For example, you may say, "Never again be rejected when asking for a date." You can also show how your product can gain pleasure. An example, you can say, "Imagine yourself opening the doors of your dream home."

2. Use "goody-goody" words to build up the positive emotional reaction of your readers.

Words such as honesty, freedom, dignity, love and dream, convey such emotions that your readers react positively to them. For example, you can say, "Financial freedom for you." Your visitor will then have the feeling that financial freedom is possible for them, and they may want to take a look at your product.

3. Use "bad" words to elicit the negative reaction.

Using "bad" words, such as hate, weak, or debt convey the opposite. By using these words, you can heighten the negative feelings of your readers that they may see your product as a tool to avoid or end their pain. You can say, for example, "Don’t you just hate your job?"

4. Assume your visitors will buy your product.

A popular line in ad copies start with the words "Who wants to be the next". For example, by asking "Who wants to be the next millionaire?", you are assuming that by buying your product, your visitor will become a millionaire. You can also start your sales letter with the greeting, "Dear Future Millionaire".

5. Add a little humor in your sales letter.

Humor can put people in a good mood, making them to agree with you and lower their resistance to buy. This can provide that little extra push needed to close a deal.

Remember, make your readers feel that buying from you is a right decision they are about to do. Provide the benefits of your product, use words laden with emotions, and add a little humor in your ad copy. This way, you may see a drastic improvement in your sales conversion.

Look like a celebrity this summer!

Look like a celebrity this summer!

Every celebrity out there knows the real value of a pair of designer sunglasses. Whether it’s to hide the effects of a late night out on the town or an effort to blend in on the street, a pair of quality sunglasses is absolutely indispensable. We’ve seen a lot of trends come and go, but a great pair of sunglasses will always transcend the passing fads of the day.

With the summer just around the corner, we have begun our fashion trend spotting efforts for 2006. Like years passed, celebrities are on the forefront of eyewear fashion. One of my favorite pastimes is to monitor the fashion trends of my favorite celebrities. As with last season, big sunglasses are all the rage for the ladies. God bless you, Jackie O!

Carmen Electra is one of my favorite celebrities, and one of the most stylish women in entertainment. While I could do without another season of her dreadful "reality" television show, I am dying to get my hands on a pair of the Missoni shades she was recently spotted in. They are oversized and oh-so-glamorous!

Catherine Zeta-Jones may have a thing for old, outdated actors but her fashion sense is as fresh as a spring breeze. I recently saw her sporting a pair of Dolce & Gabbana glasses that were out of this world! I suspect they were the utterly amazing "4005" model. They were black, with the D&G logo designed into the arms of the glasses. The shades are big, bold, and beautiful!

Heidi Klum, our favorite supermodel and partygirl, has incredible fashion sense. I saw a picture of her earlier this week wearing a classic pair of Aviator shades. While a number of people in the fashion industry have been lamenting the prevalence of Aviator shades, I couldn’t imagine a world without them. Heidi was wearing a pair made by Ray Ban, and they were absolutely fabulous!

Speaking of partygirls, how could I go on without mentioning Paris Hilton? I adore Paris. She may not be taken seriously as an actress or singer, but she reigns supreme over the fashion world. She was recently spotted wearing a pair of the new Oakley glasses for women. That’s right, kids. Oakley just launched a new line of shades exclusively for women, and they are the must-have item for this fashion year. Believe the Hype!

How To Watch Movie on PSP?

How To Watch Movie on PSP?

Do you want to watch movie on PSP? This is one of the wonderful options that your PSP provides. It is a rather simple task to get to watch movies on PSP. Although it may be an unknown way to many PSP users you can soon find your way through using this as your guide to know how to watch movie on PSP.

• First switch off your PSP. Connect to the computer using an USB cord or cable . Switch on the PSP once you have connected it to your computer.
• Enter the “Settings” menu then press X , this would link your PAP to your computer. Go to “My Computer” and you would find the PSP listed there indicating that your computer has recognized this external device.
• Go to your PSP next. Access your memory card and open your folder titled “PSP”. Here you have to create two more folders “MP_ROT” and “100mnv01”.
• Now the next step is your movies . If you have the MP4s saved on your computer then all you have to do is move these movies into your “100mnv01” folder that you created. Once you have put all your movie files onto the folder in the PSP then all you have to do to watch movie on PSP is to click the movie that you want to see and here you are already watching your favourite movies.

This is all you need to do to watch movie on PSP. In case your movies are not saved on your computer then you have to find a software that would help to take the DVD put it on your system and also convert it into the PSP compatible MP4 format.

Looking At Funny T Shirt Printings

Looking At Funny T Shirt Printings

Funny t shirt printings can be found anywhere and everywhere. It is true that funny t shirt printings are in very high demand and that the are sought after by not only younger people, but also older people. Yes, even the older people like to poke fun at things, whether it is their own limitations or even their own political views. When you go to such places as the San Francisco airport, you should not be surprised to find a shirt that says "The Governator," with a picture of the half man half machine terminator on his bike. No matter what the design or what is being made fun of, it only contributes to the humor that funny t shirt printings bring. Everyone wants to display these funny things which can certainly lighten up any persons day and really does bring attention to you.

There are even funny t shirt printings that have sayings like, "Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect them," as well as, "Save the whales! Trade them in for prizes." You must honestly think to yourself, what do people see in these? We have emerged from a age that society has gotten lighthearted and enjoys to have some fun with either words, public figures and celebrities, or just concepts in general.

Funny t shirt printings really are humorous. Despite some being offensive,they really do make you laugh, which is the point of them. Because of this it is not surprising when you see funny t shirt printings for kids with such sayings as, "It’s not my fault my brother did it!" and "I may be small, but don’t let that fool ya, cause I am still the boss." Shirts like these that are for children have proven to be irresistible for parents and have also have proven to be hot sellers.

The entire concept of funny t shirt printings is to bring humor. With funny t shirt printings, you can express a humorous statement or just poke fun at someone or something. Funny t shirt printings help people express themselves in a humorous way that usually always results in getting some sort of attention, as well as getting a few laughs at it.

Funny t shirt printings were made to bring out the fun side in people and to allow us to be not so conservative. Funny t shirt printings are really made for the open minded and those with a sense of humor, as they can offend someone who is not so lighthearted. There are many funny t shirt printings that are catered primarily towards adults and for good reason. Funny t shirt printings give adults many benefits. One of the biggest benefits of funny t shirt printings is that they allow us to be funny, goofy and yet still stay an adult at the same time.

It never hurts to get out and let loose every once in a while. So when you are feeling under the weather or having a stressed time, go find a funny t shirt printing. They are sure to brighten your day as well as anyone else who sees you wearing it.

Celebrity Babies and their Famous Parents

Celebrity Babies and their Famous Parents

With so many celebrities having babies these days, it is high time we acknowledged the new Hollywood royalty. It seems like every supermarket tabloid out there is absolutely obsessed with the private lives of our beloved celebrities. We would not go as far to say that we are obsessed, but we certainly do not lack interest in the lives of our favorite celebrities.

We are absolutely in love with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. They have to be one of the sweetest couples in the entertainment industry. It seems like yesterday that their first daughter, Apple, was born. Just this past week, they gave birth to their first son, Moses. At the time this writing we were unable to locate any photos, but it is safe to assume that Moses will be one of the most genetically gifted children in Hollywood.

As you are all likely aware, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are expecting their first child. There has been a lot of talk in the press about them as of late. In particular, there has been a firestorm of controversy surrounding the role of Scientology in the birth of their first child. Tom is a devout adherent of the Scientology movement, and it has been said that they have some controversial ideas about things. We are unsure what constitutes a Scientologically sound childbirth, but we wish Tom and Katie the best of luck!

If you are avid reader of any celebrity gossip rags, you are likely aware that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner recently had a baby girl named Violet. While they are not our favorite celebrity couple, we absolutely love the name they chose. It is a timeless, classically beautiful name. While I am certain that there are some superhero jokes in here somewhere, we will refrain at this time. Congratulations Ben and Jennifer on the happy, healthy arrival of baby Violet!

While we are confident that you are as sick of hearing about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as we are, it does deserve mentioning that they are expecting their own child. Even though they have a couple of adopted children, they are finally expecting one of their own. Pregnancy really seems to suit Angelina, and Brad truly seems in his element toting babies about town. Baby is due sometime in early May. Best wishes to the most popular celebrity couple in America.

Should Pilates Classes Use Music?

Should Pilates Classes Use Music?

Pilates classes are very popular these days. Most gyms and fitness centers offer regular Pilates sessions that are guided and facilitated by fitness professionals. In reality, it is very different from all other fitness sessions. But many individuals do not readily identify that difference especially when their Pilates sessions use music. Some Pilates experts do not use music while others make it a point to feature facilitative tunes to make participants more inclined to do the tasks.

Should Pilates classes use music? It is considered a matter or preference whether a facilitator/ instructor would use music or not in every Pilates class. There are specific times when music would help in making the session more effective, though there would also be instances when it would just serve as a form of unnecessary distraction. Professionals should know when music should be used in their Pilates sessions.

For classes that involve mostly beginners, music could be used sparingly. This is because when people are relatively new to the program, it could help them attain and maintain interest if there is an appropriate music or tune that comes with the basic Pilates movements. However, in some instances, music is omitted especially when the instructor wants to make sure participants would listen to and understand specific Pilates movement instructions.

A competent and effective Pilates instructor would ensure that participants focus on keeping proper posture alignment, breath control, and stability. S/He should also make sure the students maintain a neutral spine or lying position. In this regard, it would help if music used would not use catchy tunes and interesting lyrics. Thus, most instructors prefer to use meditative music to prevent the participants from focusing instead on the lyrics.

For advanced Pilates students/participants, music could be used as an effective strategy to attain and support smooth movement. The right choice of music to be used is important as it could be significant and vital to ensuring a smoother flow of movements. The good flow of sound could also help keep the movements become more targeted.

However, when using music during Pilates classes, make sure you avoid using heavily rhythmic music. This is because such tunes could only encourage and prompt the class to unnecessarily choreograph Pilates movements just to keep up a tempo. In general, the Pilates class members should be able to move more naturally so they could be enabled to move at a strategic pace that would suit their bodies with their individual variations.

Overall, music could surely enhance any Pilates session or class. For people who have become very familiar to Pilates movements, music could be a form of further enhancement to achieve more harmony between movements and breathing. For beginners, music should definitely take a back-step because such participants could only be unnecessarily distracted.

Doing Pilates without music could also be effective especially if you do the movements on your own. But for classes, meditative or strategic music could certainly be of great help. Instructors should take their choice of music to be used as another challenge.

The Popularity of Movie Downloads

The Popularity of Movie Downloads

Are you a movie fanatic? It would be better if you would be able to download and watch your choice of movie anytime, anywhere. Online movie downloads have made it possible. Now, you could stay at home and go wherever you want to go without sacrificing your urge and need to watch movies. You could carry and watch your favorite titles through your laptop, your iPod, or other portable media players.

The popularity of movie downloads could never be underestimated. In fact, these days, more and more Internet users are hooked to downloading and watching movies online. This is the reason why most Websites and blogs are equipped with capabilities to play videos, whether short or full length.
There are also more Websites that are offering exclusives for movie downloading. You could easily pick one among those and instantly enjoy movie download services. The disadvantage is that you could experience confusion when aiming to choose the best from the pack. The advantage is that intense competition could help lower costs and bring out the very best services and features for consumers to enjoy.

Are you considering getting memberships to numerous movie download sites? You should do so if you want to make sure you could always get access to hundreds of titles. Memberships require payments of fees. There are options for limited memberships, wherein you could download a specific number of movies within a specified period. Unlimited options are for the movie addicts who want to always download and play movies all the time. Unlimited options are more popular despite being more premium priced.

What is good about movie downloads is that movies could be downloaded and transferred to any media player you use. As mentioned, files could be saved and retrieved through laptops, desktops, and even iPods and other portable MP4 and movie players. There is special software that could be used to facilitate such conversion. Do not worry because most of those necessary programs could be used and installed for free.

Who uses and enjoys movie downloads? This special computer feature is for everyone. Many teenagers and children are getting hooked to it. There are also adults and senior citizens who are starting to get used to downloading and watching movies online. Anyone could get into the habit as long as there is genuine interest and there is ample motivation to do so.
How many movies are available for download? The list is almost never ending. Every day, more and more titles are getting added to the currently long list. Movies are also not confined to English titles.

There are numerous foreign films that could also be downloaded. This makes movie downloading more popular across all cultures. Movie download Websites are topping each other to emerge as the best in the expanding industry. Thus, one facet of competition is the range and array of film portfolio.
Do you need to download now? You could always do so. Get a membership to any of those legal movie download sites. Spare some dollars for subscription fees. Check the specs of your computer and make sure there is enough spare memory or space to accommodate files. What is good about movie downloads is that most of them are in MP4 format, which is compressed appropriately to consume minimal computer space.