Summer Movie Toys : A Roundup and Review – Including Iron Man and Speed Racer Toys

The summer movie season has arrived early this year, and along with it comes a deluge of toys based on the summer’s most anticipated films. Some years back from now, bandar casino online used to be the game that kept people busy during this time but the gaming scenario has changed quite a lot since then. Being an action figure collector, I anticipate the merchandise nearly as much as the movies, so imagine my excitement when I scoured my local Toys R Us and uncovered loads of brand new movie toys for 2008. Now I’m here to give you part one of the lowdown on what I found.

Iron Man

The season’s first big blockbuster has arrived, and plenty of Iron Man toys have tagged along. Not surprisingly, the Iron Man toys are being handled by Hasbro, the owners of the Marvel Comics license. Similar to their handling of the Spider-Man 3 license last year, the line is heavily focused on the iconic title character. However, unlike the maligned, shrunken Spider-Man toys, the Iron Man action figures are in a 6″ scale, and will fit in perfectly with the rest of your Marvel Legends collection.

The Iron Man action figures themselves are decently made- about the same quality of a Hasbro Marvel Legends figure, but they’re nothing extraordinary. There are too many iterations of Iron Man himself- looking at the store shelf, all you see is red and gold. You’ve got battle action Iron Mans, huge talking Iron Mans, itsy bitsy Iron Mans…they all look pretty much the same. I would’ve loved to see more emphasis put on supporting characters. What could’ve been the most interesting figure- Tony Stark with a removable Iron Man helmet, in actuality looks more like a smoosh faced Jimmy Smits than Robert Downy Jr.

Biggest Disappointment: The blah factor is pretty strong here, with lots and lots of repetition. Also, a toy company has once again ignored the women, with a figure of Iron Man’s female lead, Pepper Potts, nowhere to be found.

Biggest Surprise: Being made by Hasbro, it’s not too surprising that we’re getting sets of Iron Man SuperHero Squads- those adorable little superdeformed comic book figures. However, I’m always amazed at how Hasbro manages to make such small, basic figures so delightfully kid and collector friendly. The Iron Man SuperHero Squad gift sets in particular, which contain an assortment of the film’s major characters, are worth picking up.

The Bottom Line: For anyone looking to add a decent Iron Man or Iron Monger to their Marvel Legends collection, now is as good a time as any. For a more casual fan, or someone less completist, the adorable SuperHero Squad figures are a far more interesting bet.

Speed Racer

Mattel must believe that Speed Racer is the most kid friendly of summer’s first batch of movies, because the Speed Racer section at Toys R Us is at least twice as large as any other. In the mini-mall of Speed Racer goods, kids will find everything from cars to comics to dolls.

I have to believe that Mattel snagged the Speed Racer license because they own the Hot Wheels brand of toys. Just imagine the vast merchandising possibilities in associating Speed Racer with the most famous toy vehicle brand around. This is both good news and bad news to collectors. The good news is that the Speed Racer die cast cars are awesome, with great detail and fun action features. The bad news is that Mattel’s action figures are often of dubious quality, and the Speed Racer figures are no exception.

The Speed Racer figures are small (about 3″) and pricey ($6.99). The price wouldn’t be quite as large an issue if the quality was there, but the likenesses are a bit left of center. Seemingly trying to bridge the gap between the 60’s animated Speed Racer and the new flesh and blood version, Mattel has created figures that don’t quite look cartoony, but definitely don’t appear realistic. Yeah, they fall somewhere deep in the pit of the uncanny valley- a little peculiar, to say the least.

As if that weren’t enough, the Speed Racer action figures boast a short, squashed build that reminded me of those blocky little Japanese Kubrik toys. Not a good look for figures based on real people.

Biggest Disappointment: Clearly, those ugly Speed Racer action figures put a damper on things. Plus, the Trixie figure is impossible to find. Typical Mattel to short pack the ladies.

Biggest Surprise: A strangely cute two pack of Speed Racer and Trixie Barbie dolls. Wearing outfits from the Speed Racer film, these two actually manage to invoke the look of the film’s actors, which is more than I can say for the action figures. The only problem is that the Speed Racer Ken features the typical beefcake male-doll body, and a HUGE head, so he looks a little off. Still it’s a nice set, featuring the only movie-related Trixie merchandise I could actually find.

Bottom Line: The cool cars and playsets should appease fans of both the Speed Racer anime and film. Die hards will want to snatch up the Barbie set, but even they should avoid the action figures at all costs.

Sex and the City

Just kidding. Thankfully, this one is not being marketed to children. But why some high end collector company hasn’t grabbed this license is beyond me. Dolls of the Sex quartet would sell like hotcakes.

Well that’s it for this installment. Come back next time, when I’ll be taking a look at toys from Indiana Jones, Hulk, and The Dark Knight. Happy hunting!

11 Feb

Essential Tips in Dressing Professionally

When you first read this, you are probably thinking about business professionals and what to wear to a business type job interview. Truth is, there are many types of professionals and each have their own way of dressing there best for their specific profession. The main thing is to fit the title that you would like to obtain or all ready carry.

For example, take a professional Singer/Actor/Dancer or anyone in the Entertainment field. They, along with professional Athletes, by far, have the best options when it comes to dressing professionally. From Entertainers, to NFL Stars, to Pro surfers, as long as they wear the right brands  amp; dress up for special events when need be, they’re fine.

Truth is, they can afford to dress professionally  amp; some have stylists. What about the rest of the world, or the people who are just breaking into those types of industries? How can a construction worker, teacher, nurse or businessperson dress more professionally? What’s the best attire นำเข้าแรงงานต่างด้าว must wear?

First, take a look at the industry that you are about to enter into or are already in. Do some research; see what everyone else is wearing on the job site. Go shopping if you need to or can afford to and have fun creating “Professional” outfits for yourself with just a few guidelines and a some tips.

For all professionals, there are four general guidelines to follow:

Hair

Make Up

Style of Clothes

Shoes  amp; Accessories

Guideline #1: Hair

Tip: Your hair should always be sytled

Men: A little bit of hair gel could make a big difference in your look, don’t leave home without styling. Even if you are in construction, a little gel won’t hurt.

Women: Try a few rollers on the ends of your hair  amp; blow dry. If you don’t have time, a pony tail or quick up-do French twist with a butterfly clip and some strands hanging out will do.

Guideline #2: Make Up

Tip: Always do your make up at home in good light and give yourself ample time to finish.

Men: This may come as a shock to some, but not to most, yes men do wear make up. If you do not wear make up, skip to Guideline #3. If you do wear make up, the key men, is to make it look as if you are not wearing any make up. Don’t over do it with the foundation or lip-gloss.

Women: Make sure you wear your best colors and blend well. Don’t over do it. If you don’t know what your best colors are, get a get a professional makeover and do some test colors for foundation/shadow/blush/lips. MAC in Macy’s usually gives a free makeover if you spend at least $50 on their products. It’s a great way to test their products for free and find out what is best for you without spending or wasting a lot of money. If you don’t have the money to go to MAC but have a friend who is trustworthy, somewhat professional and has quality make up, ask her.

Guideline #3: Style of Clothes

Tip: Your clothes can make or break you.Choose wisely.

Men: Wear something that is slightly fitted that shows your physique. Whatever you wear, make sure it is clean and ironed depending on the type of industry. If you are auditioning for a certain role, dress the part from head to toe.

Women: Your clothes should fit well, not too tight or too loose. Try not to show any cleavage or legs. Keep them guessing. If you too are auditioning for a certain role, also dress the part from head to toe.

Guideline #4: Shoes  amp; Accessories

Tip: Shoes must be stylish yet comfortable. Accessories should be kept to a minimum.

Men: Use your best shoes, belt and watch that fit the industry you are in or are planning to dive into.

Women: Make sure your shoes are comfortable above everything. Don’t wear the expensive shoes that make your feet hurt. We are trying to dress to impress. Unless you are auditioning for a part as a falling or injured woman falling or limping during any part of an interview or audition will not be pretty.

So there you have it, just a few simple guidelines to keep you on the right track. Above all, don’t loose your identity. Remain true to yourself and accentuate the “inner you” as you dress professionally.

One last thing to remember is that if you are the interviewee or being auditioned and you are dressed more professional than the person conducting the meeting, it’s okay. If you get a call back for a second or third interview/audition, continue to dress professional until they advise you that it is okay to dress more casual. If you are on the other side of the table conducting the meeting, don’t let it break your self-confidence; they are there to impress you.

Acclaim Games: Customer Service, Where Has it Gone?

I received a Beta Key as a “Prize” in a contest I entered. Yes, I was aware of what I was entering for. I got one of a limited number of Beta Keys, so I downloaded the game, and played for hours upon hours. So much so, that it would drive my wife a bit mad. But I enjoyed it. Because I felt I should give it a rest for a few days; I decided to play it some more. When I clicked the icon to open the game, it popped up a message telling me that the “Client Server is no longer Valid!”

It also had the usual :click here to download new client server. As soon as it was downloaded, the strangest thing started happening: Every executable file on my computer started up. I could not close them fast enough.. For every one I closed, 5 more would open. Then My anti virus program popped up telling me that a “Trojan-Proxy virus” was recognized as a potential threat, and was isolated. It asked my if I wanted to quarantine the virus. Upon answering yes, my anti virus software informed me that the file could not be quarantined so it would rename the file, and that I would need to delete the file manually. Upon trying to delete the file, which had the name “Succubus” attached with it. I was overwhelmed by the numerous empty files which started saving to my hard drive.

After about 6 hours of disinfecting my computer; Not only deleting files, but I Shred all of it’s files, as well as all those which were associated with it. I decided to contact Acclaim, via email. I figured at the very least the would email me back telling me something like, “We are very sorry you have experienced a problem with the 2MOONS game,” and that they would look into it.

Sound simple enough? Well it did to me as well. But, as you can tell by the fact that I am writing this; That is not even close to what they said! What did they say? Well, they said, “We have received A LOT of complaints on this issue. However, it is NOT a virus, but a ‘FALSE Positive!” I guess anyone would think, that was a good answer. Right? I didn’t think so! If you are anything like me, you too would see the Obvious FLAW in that statement! They stated they have received “A LOT” of complaints about this issue! Does that strike you as they are saying, “We know we have a problem, but we are telling you there is a problem, but it isn’t a problem!”

So: Does this seem the appropriate response to a complaint? Is this what Customer Service has become? It is a sad state of affairs when a company gets so big, that they can tell you that even though, they received “A Lot” of complaints, it’s not a problem? If you are a business owner, or even a manager; And you get a customer complaint: Do you think you should get the attitude of “You don’t like it, you can go somewhere else”? I really hope that the business owners of the United States, let alone the world, will decide enough is enough! And they will go back to the way is was, so very long ago. A time when businesses put the Customer First! I know that’s a lot to associate with just one problem, or issue. But think about it: Wouldn’t it be great if businesses started caring about their customers? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that your product or service was handled with care? Or that they cared enough to make a product that people want to come back for more?

Well, I say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” I say, it is fine time to start letting people know when they have a faulty product , or get bad service, which are now resolved by bandarqq online to provide the clients an effortless reach to their solutions regarding the problems they are facing day by day. If I had the money, i would start a web site, that people could go to to see how business such and such is doing. Or how bad the service was. Or maybe, just maybe, even the occasional good review. Wouldn’t you like to see people taking more pride in their work? Would you like to KNOW for sure that the hamburger you ate ten minutes ago isn’t going to kill you? Or that someone cared enough to refill your coffee, or do a good job fixing your car? Maybe i am asking too much! What do you think? If you have read this in it’s entirety, then I believe you too are fed up with it, and not going to take it any more! I hope that you tell 2 friends, and they tell 2 friends, and so on. And , to help this effort along; When you make, prepare, package, serve or fix, or deliver something , please remember that you are making doing it the best way you can! And if you are not sure how to do it, please find out the right way. Or, at the very least, ask yourself, “Is this how I want it done for me?”

Well, to let you know, I’m not all about the complaints. In my email to Acclaim, I even went so far as to tell them what I wanted to hear, “We are sorry you experienced this problem, we will do our best to correct or fix this problem!” and that would have been that! Rather than that, they got even more defensive by repeating the previous excuse of a “FALSE Positive”! they didn’t even check into it, because they were set on being defensive. Was the way the handled it correct? You decide!

What Kinds of Internet Businesses Can You Start?

Once you’ve decided on starting an Internet business, your next question will probably be, “What type of business should I start?” In fact, there are many, many types of Internet-based businesses you can start. Let’s take a look at a few. Oh, and while you read the general descriptions for each, think about whether or not they appeal to you. If something resonates with you – i.e. you can see yourself doing it – that may just be the best Internet business for you to start. Even though something else may seem more lucrative, you are often more likely to succeed with something that you enjoy doing and are interested in, than with something that looks good, but is drop-dead boring!.

A popular type of Internet business is based on providing a content or information website. This type of website usually focuses on one topic of interest and contains written articles and information on that topic. You can run advertisements and promotions for affiliate products on the site and each time someone clicks on an ad or buys a product or service through your affiliate link, you will receive income. This is how you drive traffic to your website and generate sales forecast that allows you to understand the dynamics of your business over the next few years. This way you get to learn more about your internet business and what you can do to improve that. 

Another type of online business is where you offer specific kinds of services. You basically offer a service – e.g. web design, article writing, business consulting or graphic and logo design – in return for a fee.

Selling products is another good type of business to start. This type of business is focused on selling products online. You can sell traditional (e.g. physical) goods that you deliver or have drop-shipped, or sell digital products (e.g. software, ebooks, etc) that customers download. In addition, you have the choice of selling products you make yourself, products you buy through a direct sales company, or the products you buy from wholesalers. The types of products you can sell are virtually limitless – you can sell everything from candles to jewelry, to books, to toys, to all sorts of other types of items.

Some other types of Internet-based businesses to consider are affiliate marketing, reseller web hosting and having an Internet storefront.

Affiliate marketing is where you generate leads for specific products or services and “pre-sell” them on such products or services. To this end, you may run a content or information website as described above or focus on building an email list to which you send various offers (all of which contain your affiliate link and direct prospects to the merchant’s product or service offer). Alternatively, you may simply run advertising that redirects prospects, via your affiliate link, to the merchant’s website.

Reseller web hosting is where you basically purchase the right to sell web hosting on behalf of a web hosting company. Different web hosting companies allow this in different ways, but typically this involves buying space on a server which you then sell to others.

Before settling on any type of Internet business, it’s a good idea to thoroughly research the opportunity and get a good grasp of what customers are looking for, as well as what other companies are providing. But don’t get stuck in “analysis paralysis” – sometimes it’s a matter of trying different things to see which business is right for you. And given the relatively low cost of starting an Internet business, you can actually try different approaches without losing too much money.

Hannibal Rising:Movie Review

In 1991, Jonathan Demme’s adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel TheSilence of the Lambs thrilled movie goers and critics alike. Through the superb acting of Sir Anthony Hopkins the literary monster Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter was brought to life. In the years that followed we have seen the other Harris novels Red Dragon and Hannibal brought to the big screen, but they were unable to capture the essence or success of the Oscar winning original. With the recent release of Hannibal Rising director Peter Webber is hoping to recapture that cinematic magic by showing fans the origins of one of the greatest villains of all time.

The movie is quite popular even today and runs to packed houses in theatres every time it is released, which is quite a rare feat for a movie that old, for which Hopkins get the entire credit for such a stellar performance rarely seen on celluloid and one that continues to inspire actors of today and cyberflix tv is a regular website where it has received 4 stars out of 5 and is downloaded whenever available.

Set against the backdrop of the Eastern Front at the end of WWII, we quickly learn the notorious serial killer who would come to be known as The Cannibal’s childhood was unbearably tragic. As the fighting between Russia and Germany was coming to a bitter end, an eight year old Hannibal and his younger sister witness the horrors of war when their family is killed when they are caught in crossfire leaving the two young children to fend for themselves. This leaves them defenseless and they fall victim to a band of war criminals who take over the Lecter family lodge to wait out the remainder of the war.

The criminals are lead by the ruthless Grutas, played admirably by Rhys Ifans. Trapped at the lodge in the dead of winter, the criminals come to the realization they must eat to survive. With Hannibal’s young sister Mischa already dying from pneumonia, the criminals do the unthinkable and the Hannibal we have come to know is born.

After escaping the horrors of the lodge, and then later on a state orphanage, Lecter finally settles in Paris with his recently deceased Uncle’s beautiful Japanese widow. There he comes into his own and becomes a young medical student with a knack for anatomy. The murder of his sister is like a cancer growing with him however, and his hatred leads him to only one conclusion, revenge. The rest of the film is spent showing Hannibal tracking down the war criminals and disposing of them in typical Hannibal fashion.

Peter Webber does a somewhat average job with Hannibal Rising. Known more for his work in television, Webber seems a little out of his league with a project of this scope. The movie was shot on location in the Czech Republic which did add a sense of realism to the story, and Webber did do a good job building the suspense in the later scenes when Hannibal was stalking his prey. The problem however, was at no point did this movie feel like a thriller which is the genre the character Hannibal Lecter works best in.

The screenplay was not what it could have been either. This is odd because it was written by Thomas Harris himself, and based on his own book. The movie was pretty choppy in parts especially during the beginning where it was really important for the story to flow. I think Harris made the mistake of glossing over Hannibal’s childhood, and spending more creative energy on the revenge factor. It is shame, because Harris could have really taken this opportunity to re-invent and re-energize the Hannibal Lecter character, but instead settled for a mediocre adaptation.

The saving grace of this movie is its star Gaspard Ulliel. A virtual unknown in Hollywood, Ulliel truly captures the creepy personality and down right frightening mannerisms of Hannibal Lecter that Sir Anthony Hopkins brought to the role. Ulliel’s acting was not as well done as Hopkins, but it was clear he understood the character. As mentioned earlier Rhys Ifans does a good job with the role of Grutas and continues to show why he is a superb character actor. Li Gong and Dominic West do serviceable if unforgettable jobs with their roles, but they can not be held completely at fault as their respective characters really were not written well.

With the success of The Silence of the Lambs, fans have drooled at the prospect of seeing more of their favorite anti-hero Hannibal Lecter. The films Red Dragon and Hannibal have only wetted those fans appetites even more only to leave a bad taste in their mouths. It was hoped the newest adaptation written by Thomas Harris himself, Hannibal Rising, would be the sequel Lecter fans have dreamed of. Unfortunately, this film falls short in its attempt as well. The film works better as an action movie instead of the thriller it was intended to be. The performance of Gaspard Ulliel makes Hannibal Rising better than its two predecessors, but still far from the masterpiece of The Silence of the Lambs. Though not a bad movie, Hannibal Rising would probably be better enjoyed at home, and so I would advise to wait for the DVD.

How to Earn More Coins for Farm Town by Installing Apps & More

There is more than one way to earn coins for Farm Town. Not only can you earn them by harvesting people’s farm and selling your crops, but you can also earn them by installing apps on Facebook and taking surveys. This guide will show you how to earn more coins for Farm Town by installing apps and more. Let’s take a look at more ways you can earn coins on Farm Town.

Earn Coins by Installing Apps on Facebook

Every day, there will be an app available for you to install. Installing this app will earn you more coins. Normally, installing these apps will earn you any where from 500 coins to 700 coins depending on the app. To view the daily app that is available, follow these instructions. Load your Farm Town game and look for the Earn Coins button at the top of your game. Click the Earn Coins button and look at the top of the page for the app of the day. At the top of the page, you will see the app that is available for today’s install. Beside the app, you will see the amount of coins you will get.

If you want to install the app to receive the coins, click the title of the app. Then you will need to go through the process of installing the app. Once you have installed the app on Facebook, go back to your Farm Town game. Once your game loads, you will see the new number of coins you have received. After 24 hours, you can go back to that page and another app will be available.

Earn Coins by Taking Surveys

Another way to earn coins is by taking surveys. You will need to visit the Earn Coins page again. On the page, you will see different surveys. Beside the surveys, you will see the amount of coins you will get if you complete the surveys. If you want to take a survey, click the title of the survey. You will then be redirected to the survey site. Once you have completed the survey, go back to your Farm Town. Once your Farm Town loads, you will see the new amount of coins you have.

Bear in mind that surveys are something that can be made up and quite difficult to prove as genuine but still a reliable method when it comes to earning coins. A survey is basically an opinion poll of sorts which only gives an estimation of which one is better than the other but in Farmville, it is quite useful to follow. Its not something like judi online terpercaya which is based on assumptions and has more losses to its name than gains.

Earn Coins by Signing Up for Stuff

You can also earn more coins for Farm Town by signing up for special offers. These offers vary daily. You can visit the Earn Coins page and view the different offers and trials you can sign up for. Beside each one, you will see the amount of coins you will receive if you complete the offer. Some of the offers will give you the coins as soon as you sign up for it. Others will make you wait a certain period of time.

Keto products- Does fast weight loss products are keto friendly?

Keto diet is a very low carb diet that makes a person to lose their weight easily. If you are facing issues in losing your weight, then the keto diet is the most recommended for you. You just need to intake keto meals and do a lot of exercises. It will help your body in refueling again and again. Small in meals will help you in fueling your body and provide energy to it. You should go for giantsupps and get to know about the supplements that are keto friendly. You can buy anything in keto that you can intake in your daily life. All the products those who are helping you in losing your weight faster are keto friendly. It is because ketogenic things only have the ability to do it. 

What are the keto products you can go to?

If you cannot eat keto meals, then you should go for the keto supplements as it helps in saving your time. Most of the people who are living a hectic life can go for the supplements. You can get it in the form of- 

  1. Capsules- Keto capsules are one of the best and recommended products you should go for. You can buy it online but always take care of one thing that is the quality. Better in quality products will be the one that will provide you results. 
  2. Powder- If you are a home living person, then powder can be the option for you. You should go for the powder as it is easy to take. You can take it with water, juice, or milk and get to lose your weight in no time.

These are the two main ways in which you can get have keto supplements in your body easily.  

29 Jan

‘Star Wars’ First Spin-Off Movie Will Feature Yoda

When the news came that Disney was buying the “Star Wars” franchise, word went out that not only was the company looking for a director for “Star Wars: Episode VII” and the further adventures of the franchise, but they were also looking at branching out and making spin-off movies based on characters in the universe. One fan-favorite idea was bringing back Boba Fett, but now reports indicate that the first spin-off movie will feature Yoda.

Whether this will feature a young Yoda, or maybe a Yoda story from between “Revenge of the Sith” and “The Empire Strikes Back,” is unknown. What is known is that Kathleen Kennedy is putting the slate together, and Yoda has always been a fan-favorite character. If you want to refresh your Star-wars memory before that you can watch the complete series on 123movies. Here is a look at the characters that might make for great “Star Wars” spin-off movies.

Yoda

The first name on the production slate is Yoda, one of the greatest Jedi masters. The one thing that is known for sure is that Yoda is dead, so this movie will have to take place in the past. Yoda was first introduced in “The Empire Strikes Back” as a puppet controlled and voiced by Muppet master Frank Oz. He trained Luke Skywalker to be a great Jedi warrior but was really nothing more than a grumpy teacher. However, one of the highlights of the prequels was Yoda finally kicking some butt, thanks to CGI. One can only imagine the adventures Yoda had, either before the prequels or after the Clone Wars. Now, we won’t have to imagine it.

Boba Fett

One of the most popular “Star Wars” characters to the die-hard fans is Boba Fett. The bounty hunter who was seeking to bring in Han Solo for Jabba the Hut never spoke a word in the original trilogy, but left a mighty impression on the fans. Maybe it was his cool costume, his jet pack or his great gun, but this was one bad guy that fans seemed to drift to as an antihero. No one wanted to see Boba Fett kill Han, but they wanted to see him in some other adventure. The prequels introduced him as a young boy and planted the seeds, not it is time for someone to explore those seeds of Boba Fett.

Han Solo

Saving the most popular for last, this option also might be the hardest. People want to see a Han Solo adventure movie. Even Rian Johnson and Wes Anderson said they would direct one of those. The big problem here is that, while people want to see Han Solo in a solo adventure, will fan accept anyone but Harrison Ford in the role? The movie can’t be about a crusty old man setting out on a new mission. It has to be the cocky young Han Solo. This movie will probably come one day, but who plays the smuggler will determine whether it ever works.

28 Jan

Vital Safety Tips for Snorkeling

When you are not accustomed to swimming with fins and you overdo it, it is easy to end up with cramps in your legs. Although they can be very painful, they are also easy to relieve. 

To ease the pain of a cramp, straighten your leg as much as possible, then grab the tip of your fin and pull it towards you. This action will usually help relieve the cramp very quickly. Relax for a moment or try a different swimming position, such as on your back or side. 

Safety is the first step in the strategic planning that has to be taken whenever you are out on a snorkeling trip into the sea or ocean as there are numerous obstacles lying in wait in the depths and who knows what they have in store but what acts in your favor are some of the best snorkeling masks that cover your face and allow you to breathe normally as the oxygen tank supplies oxygen to your body regularly while you are in the water. 

You can help your dive partner to relieve a cramp in a similar way. Have him or her relax on the surface on their back with their snorkel out of the mouth. Place your hand under their calf, grab the tip of the fin, and push the tip of the fin towards their body. Once the cramp is relieved they should rest for a few moments before trying to swim and use a different swimming position from what they were using when the cramp set in. 

Whenever you swim, snorkel, or dive, your body has a natural reaction to being immersed in the water, causing you to produce more urine that you would on land. The colder the water, the more pronounced this reaction and the more urine you will produce. When you urinate, you lose body water. If you’re in the tropics and you sweat when you’re out of water, you lose additional moisture. 

To avoid dehydration, it’s important to drink more fluids than you would normally. Drink water, fruit juices, or soft drinks to restore lost fluids. Avoid alcohol prior to or during snorkeling. 

But what about in the water you ask? To avoid entanglement underwater, keep an eye out for lines, nets, and aquatic plants. These objects can become snagged on your gear, but it’s usually a simple matter to disengage them and clear yourself. 

Although it’s rare for divers to become completely tangled up in kelp or lines, these obstructions become more of a problem when the water is murky and the visibility is poor. This is one reason why divers carry knives with them underwater. 

There are specific techniques for skin diving in and around kelp which are easy to learn and will help you avoid entanglement. In California, the most interesting diving is in the kelp, because this is where most of the marine life is found. 

To avoid having your gear snag on anything underwater, it’s important to streamline your equipment as much as possible. Any piece of gear that sticks out at an odd angle can snag on seaweed, coral, parts of a shipwreck, and similar items. Streamlining will also help you to swim more quickly and easily. 

If you do find yourself caught on some type of obstruction, it’s important to remain calm and not panic. Usually, if you back up slowly, the snag will free itself, but if you panic and thrash about, you may make the situation worse. 

When backing up doesn’t free you, carefully use your knife to cut the obstruction away. You can also try dropping your weight belt if you are wearing one. In a situation like this, a competent diving partner who is watching you from the surface is invaluable. 

Drowning is a risk for anyone who plays in or on the water, but most drownings occur because people violate one or more water safety rules. In snorkeling and skin diving, you wear equipment that helps make swimming easier. However, this equipment should not be a crutch for poor swimming ability. You must be able to survive in the water comfortably even if you lose your mask, fins, and snorkel. 

As long as you are floating on the surface your chances of drowning are greatly reduced. For this reason, when you are not swimming underwater, you should always maintain positive buoyancy through careful weighting or the use of your snorkeling vest. If you find yourself exhausted, your first action should always be to get rid of any weights that you are wearing. In most cases, they can be recovered later. 

If you should ever feel faint or otherwise unwell while you are in the water, take your weight belt off and hold it in your hand. If you pass out, you’ll drop it and float upwards. Every snorkeler and skin diver should take a water safety course as well as a CPR and first aid course. If you have children who snorkel or skin dive, these courses become twice as important. 

28 Jan

Planning A Birthday Party For Your Toddler

Happy birthday dear toddler. As a child, the birthday is a day where everyone focuses on you and gives you presents! Parents have taken children’s birthday parties to new levels, constantly trying to outdo other parents with a more extravagant birthday party than they gave to their children. This may not be the best idea for a toddler. Follow these simple ideas to provide a wonderful birthday party for your toddler.

Simplicity is the key for your toddler’s birthday party. A toddler can be easily overwhelmed so to insure a great birthday party for your toddler, try not to plan and do too much on their big day. Keep the guests to a minimum. A toddler does not need to invite every child from her playgroup or daycare. One or two children are sufficient if inviting any at all. Family will be more than enough people to keep your child entertained. Too many people can be a scary thing for some toddlers. They may become nervous and introverted or may even cry. This is meant to be a day to celebrate the life of your toddler, so keep the guest list to a minimum with only those loved ones who are close to your toddler. You may also want to check this website for more ideas https://texascasinoparties.net/. This website provides great party ideas similar to the casino settings.

When planning the birthday party for your toddler, keep the details to a minimum. There is no need to supply a lot of party games or even a lot of food. Guests will be content with some simple snacks including chips and dip and a veggie platter. Of course there will also be the birthday cake and ice cream. Also supply basic drinks such as soda, water and juice. This is more than enough food to feed the guests at your toddler’s birthday party. Also keep the decorations to a minimum. The average toddler thrives on order and too much deviation from what they are accustomed to can be overwhelming.

Party planning for your toddler’s birthday party does not need to be overwhelming for you either. Having a toddler is overwhelming in itself. Make sure to plan the party at a time for when your child will be well rested, either in the morning or after an afternoon nap. Ask for help if you need it. People will be more than willing to help clean before and after the party as well as pick up items such as the cake or balloons. A birthday party for your toddler doesn’t need to cost much money either. Have the birthday party at home rather than at a play place or other establishment. Purchase simple decorations, supplies, and minimal food. Your child will remember the party, people, and presents regardless of where the party is held or what food is served. Ultimately, this birthday party will be a time for your toddler to celebrate with her family and so it doesn’t need to be extravagant.