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Three is a Trend: She's Blushing

Three is a Trend: She's Blushing | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
The latest fashion news, trends, hottest designers, runway models, beauty looks, celebrity red carpet and fashion week coverage from Harper's BAZAAR's blog, BAZAAR Report. In a season dominated by black — even on the runways of those oft-celebrated for their deft approaches to print and color — a muted pink hits not unlike a warm breeze during a bristling winter. The rich blush walked the runway on a modified shift at Simone Rocha, on a color-blocked fur at Fendi and on an embellished peplum pencil at No.21. It's unabashedly feminine and a welcome anomaly. Read more: click on the image above.
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Awesome color combo! On Monday, my color pallate was a simple muted pink top paired with a black peplum blazer and skirt suit. It worked out beautifully.

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Live first. Post later.

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This past weekend I was at a concert in Vegas for my birthday. It was a tour opener for the bands Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, each iconic bands in their own rock genres. I’ve seen Nine Inch Nails a few times in the past; it’s always an unforgettable energetic show where the whole crowd becomes a connected entity to the pulsing, loud music and the visual experience on the stage.

This time something was drastically different — the crowd seemed disconnected. Countless people were sitting down with their heads down and faces illuminated by the glow of their cellphones.

Soundgarden’s lead singer Chris Cornell pleaded during the concert for people to “get out of their seats and off their phones.”
Our era of digital disrespect

He was making the point that even if the band isn’t the band or type of music you want to see, have some respect for the performers and the fans around you. This made me extremely sad and even a bit angry to see this happen during this concert, I’ve personally been waiting more than 10 years to see Soundgarden live and to see such a legendary band like this “digitally disrespected” had me thinking … have we become so connected to our online lives that we forget to live?

I’m connected. I understand the feeling. You get this itch to go to your phone like a security blanket for a child. It’s a comfortable feeling knowing the connection to the whole world is in your pocket. The feeling that you must capture and share every experience online.

I admit, I took a few photos at the concert and sent some tweets out about the concert, but I mostly waited till the intermission or after the show to send anything out. I knew better than to spend the entire time sitting down with my phone while these bands are playing their hearts out.

It gets down to this. It’s not about the technology. It’s about respect.
The irony of disconnected connection

This is the reason I cringe every time I see a couple out at dinner and both of them spend the entire time on their phones. Don’t even get me started on how many digital zombies almost ran into me (and our cars) on the streets of San Francisco and Vegas in the past week while they’ve got their face in their phones and headphones on. It seems we are more than ever connected to the world with smartphones but at the same time the disconnection to the real world around us has never felt greater.

While I was writing this article someone asked me, “I haven’t seen you tweet anything in two days or much from Vegas? Did everything go okay?” My response was, “Yep, I threw my phone off the balcony.”

Metaphorically of course.

I was just busy traveling and enjoying my vacation but I realized something on this trip — What we post, and the life we live online is not ours; it’s for others. I was having an amazing time living my life offline, but to the online world; I was virtually dead for two days.

Don’t type your life away for the benefit of others … Live first. Post later.

Are you with me?

 

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Yes! Great message. Enjoy your weekend!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 4:03 PM

The irony of disconnected connection is an interesting term. School provides opportunities for responsible adults and children to have conversations about taking time to be present and take time away from their gadgets. It is important that we, as adults, model behaviours including time away from digital technologies reading, playing, conversing, meditating, etc.

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Gym workouts and sunbathing do more for your brain than crosswords and Mozart

Gym workouts and sunbathing do more for your brain than crosswords and Mozart | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

Doing puzzles and listening to classical music might improve your concentration momentarily, but they don’t actually make you any smarter. That is, they don’t improve your long-term brain function, according to The Economist’s interview of Nicholas Spitzer, a professor of neuroscience at the University of California and editor-in-chief of BrainFacts.org.

“Let me dispel a brain development myth,” Spitzer told The Economist. “Many people think classical music is going to enhance brain function (the Mozart effect) or playing particular games sharpens one’s cognitive function. These theories have been looked at in detail and they don’t stand up. It is disappointing in a way, but what we have learned is that exercise is the key thing for brain function.”

By exercise, he means general activity and—more importantly—exposure to sunlight. In a recent study (paywall), he found that rats produced different brain-altering chemicals based on environmental factors. He thinks that our brains change their behavior (like “a railway switching yard”) based on environmental factors to help us conserve energy during winter. But when we give in to the evolutionary impulse to stay inside under the covers, we give our brain a further signal that it’s time to use as little energy as possible. This feedback loop, he says, is what causes Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that affects otherwise healthy people during the dark winter months.

So to keep your brain at tip-top shape, you should stay active. That gives your body cues to devote lots of resources to cognitive function. Then again, puzzles do help with some specific things, like increasing verbal aptitude (paywall) and helping you learn a new subject more quickly. So as long as you get plenty of time outside, there’s no reason to drop the sudoku...

 

Source: http://qz.com/116105/gym-workouts-and-sunbathing-do-more-for-your-brain-than-crosswords-and-mozart/

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Happy Friday! Stay active and have a wonderful weekend!

 

To read the full article on Quartz, click on the image or link above. Quartz is a global business news outlet.

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Your mind is powerful

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Love & Blessings —❤ ✌ 

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The law of vibration

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It has been said that in order for you to get what you want you have to vibrate to it. How does this vibration work? In order to vibrate to something you must have positive thoughts. If you don’t, you won’t get what you are striving for. When you are in a positive frame of mind, you will vibrate toward what you wish to achieve. If you have any slight negativity, worry, or are unsure in the slightest degree, this doubting or negative energy can inhibit you from accomplishing your task, unless you stop them immediately and focus on positive thoughts. Let’s say you are looking to get a million dollars. You visualize a check for that amount coming to you. The only problem is you have a slight doubt in your mind you will get it. What will happen? Nothing. You won’t get it because you did not vibrate to it. You did not hold the belief that you would get it and did not have a positive attitude about it. The premise here is that if you aren’t sure you want something and you have slight doubts about it, you won’t get it because you are not in vibration to it. You are focusing on what you do not want instead of on what you do want. The Law of Vibration starts that everything in life moves or vibrates. There is nothing that sits idle, even for a second. Everything in life is in a constant state of motion. Look in a microscope at an atom and you will see protons and electrons moving in a circle around a neutron. No matter what it is, it is energy and energy is in constant motion. Everything that vibrates does so at a certain rate. This rate is known as its frequency. The higher the frequency, the more potent the force will be. Thought is considered the highest form of vibration therefore it has the highest frequency. Being the highest frequency, it is considered as a powerful force in the universe. To understand the Law of Attraction correctly, and be in more harmony with it, we must also understand the Law of Vibration. The meaning of vibration can be considered as a moving backwards and forwards. It also can mean to oscillate, quiver, or swing. A perfect way to rationalize on this concept, think about this. If you stick your arm out straight and keep it perfectly still, you will notice no movement. You will notice your arm not moving, but what you don’t realize is that under that skin of your arm, the electrons that are contained therein are moving on a steady basis. And they are moving at a speed of about 186,300 miles per second. Although the arm appears still, it really is in a constant state of motion. You can’t see this happening because your eyes can’t pick up such minute particles of matter. You can only see this happening if you had a powerful microscope to view it. Now take a second and vibrate or shake your arm around. Your arm was already vibrating on its own, but you have stepped up the vibration or assisted it to become stronger. The vibrating energy of your arm has increased dramatically. Those who think positively are in a good state of vibration. Because they are in a good or positive state of vibration, good things will always come to them. They will always attract positive things or personalities. But those thinking negative would be vibrating negative energy. This is because they dwell on the bad and all that is pessimistic. As such, they will vibrate negativity. And because they vibrate negativity, they will attract anything negative in their lives. This means they will attract trouble, anguish, fear, rage, or whatever negative emotion is available. If you want to control the results you get, you must control what you vibrate to. This means controlling your thoughts because you only vibrate to the thoughts you have. If you don’t get what you want in your life, this is because you are ignorant of what you want. Or you are ignorant to the Law of Vibration. In electronics (if you know electronics – if not just play along), there are electromagnetic fields. If there are two electromagnetic fields working together, they are working in harmony or in resonance. When this occurs, the vibrating rate can easily be transferred from one to the other by way of electrons. The best way to describe this is by providing an example. Let’s say you have a glass sitting on a table. There is a lady singing nearby. She hits a certain high note that cracks the glass; but no other note cracked that glass. Only that one frequency cracked it because the two frequencies were in resonance. The frequency of the lady’s voice was the same as the frequency of the magnetic field surrounding the glass. See my point? The same thing happens to your thoughts. When you think of something, and vibrate to it, you are creating a frequency. That frequency goes out into the universe and reaches an object that also vibrates at that same frequency. When this happens, the two are in synch. The electromagnetic waves your brain creates from your thoughts vibrate to the exact energy level as the thing or object that is in the universe you ask for. By concentrating on these thought patterns, you increase the energy level of those thoughts and therefore the thoughts become more potent. Remember when you practice the Law of Attraction; you must inculcate the Law of Vibration. The two go hand in hand. There is no separation of the two. When you practice one, you also practice the other.
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Put It Down

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"Put it down" original by Brandy courtesy of SoundCloud.

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Love this song.

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