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9 challenges we merchants face

Having been a Forex trader for years, I have found that partnering with a reliable broker is of the utmost importance.

You see, after getting a good solid education on how to trade the Forex market, your next step would be to open an account and start trading.

I have compiled a list of 9 challenges traders face when choosing a reliable broker to open an account. Are here:

1) “I feel like my broker is a market maker and is trading against me”

We have all been there before. You set up a trade, place your targets and stops, and get ready to rock and roll. Unfortunately, the trade does not go his way. It begins to slowly approach your stop loss. As he flirts dangerously close to your stop, you breathe a sigh of relief when he appears to be backing away.

However, to your horror, it suddenly tops out, takes you out of the trade, makes a deadly reversal, and continues moving in the direction of your profit target. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

This folks, is a reality in the forex brokerage business. Many brokers operate a DEALING DESK, which simply means that they also trade to speculate for profit. Unfortunately, this sometimes means transacting against you, the retailer.

2) “Slippage is a common occurrence. I hardly get the price I want”

Be careful when you are attracted to brokers that offer “1 pip spread or zero spread”. One of 2 things can happen:

– You have to pay a high commission on each trade.

– There will be many requotes

Do your own due diligence and read the fine print of the broker’s terms and conditions.

3) “I am concerned about the safety of my funds”

This is definitely high on the agenda for most, if not all, retailers. Unlike multibillion-dollar institutions that have endless cash at their disposal, many of us are operating on hard-earned money. It would be refreshing to come across a solid broker that offers segregated client accounts.

Does anyone remember the Refco debacle? They were at one point the largest broker in the world before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2005. Many people who opened accounts with them over the years are still struggling to get their money back.

4) “It is too difficult to fund my account”

While I agree that many structures must be put in place to verify the client and their background, there must be a limit. As a Forex trader and trainer, I have had my fair share of complaints from fellow students who complain that funding their account is too difficult.

To keep things clean and simple, your broker of choice should follow these 3 steps:

– Have strict Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) protocols

– Verify the client’s background with a copy of the passport and proof of residence

– Provide a variety of financing methods for the merchant, for example, bank transfer, local deposits or credit card

Speed ​​is also essential. Some brokers take more than a week or two to approve accounts; which makes one confused as to whether it is a case of strict regulation or pure inefficiency.

5) “Customer service has a poor level of service”

This point really irritates most traders. At a minimum, your broker of choice MUST provide 24-hour customer support via a live chat feature. If for some reason the live chat feature does not work, then backup support such as phone and email should be available.

The second step would be to provide prompt and professional help to traders.

Look, it’s YOUR company (I’m talking to the telesupport people in the brokers now). If you don’t know the answers to our questions, who would? Quick and competent responses coupled with prompt follow-up to client needs seem to be missing from some of the brokers I know today.

6) “I can only trade Forex and Commodities”

It has been a joy for me to see some of the students flourish and mature into astute investors. Some of them lament the fact that most of the brokers only offer forex and commodities like gold and silver to trade on their platform. Come to think of it, it sure would be nice if brokers offered a one stop shop for traders and investors to trade Forex, Bullion, CFDs, Stocks etc. Some do by the way; But they are few and far between.

Even if it’s not for trading, it would be nice to see the price of oil, gold, the dollar index, etc. in ONE platform to obtain a global perspective of world finances.

A student came up to me and said, “Man! If only my broker could let me trade Citigroup when I was below $1 last year! I could have made a killing!”

My response was, “Are you going to sit there and complain or are you going to find a broker that will let you do it?”

He got the picture! Not that it makes a difference in this article, but Citigroup stock price is just under $5 now 🙂

Bro, if you’re reading this article, I’m ready for dinner at El Bulli or The Fat Duck!

7) “I can only get low leverage”

This is going to be more of an issue if you select US based brokers. Many brokers are now “restricted” by regulatory bodies like the NFA and CFTC from offering LOWER leverage to retail traders. this is huge. If it happens, my bet is that there would be a MASS EXODUS of traders leaving the brokers that are based in the US.

Is high leverage good? My answer is Yes. But you HAVE to understand how to use it wisely. If you go for a broker that offers 10:1 leverage instead of 100:1 or 200:1, then be prepared to leave more margin on every trade.

Do yourself a favor today. Read about leverage and how to use it wisely to your advantage.

My favorite explanation for the term leverage is “do more with less.”

Is leverage a double-edged sword? Yes. So how would you reduce it to a single edged one?

Lean in a little closer. Press your ear against the computer screen.

(Yelling) “ALWAYS PUT A STOP LOSS!!!!!!!”

8) “My broker does not allow hedges”

Not that I advocate hedging, but it would be nice if your broker gave you the flexibility to do so. Again, brokers in the US won’t let you do this (don’t look at me. Check with the NFA). Some also have the FIFO rule, which means that you can only exit trades in the same sequence that you entered. What??!!

Now, with all those restrictions, it’s time to pack your bags!

9) “I must have different accounts if I want to operate with Micro, Mini and Standard accounts”

Oh puh-leeeeeease. Dear runners, why bother? The main job of a trader is to control risk. Why can’t we just have ONE account that allows us the flexibility to run 1 lot, 0.1 lot or 0.001 lot? Isn’t it exactly the same as having a standard account, a mini account and a micro account?

Wake up people!

So there you have it. The 9 challenges facing most, if not all, retailers. The big question is how would we overcome them? Easy. Choose a broker that counteracts ALL of the problems listed above.

Since I operate the largest Forex Academy in Asia, I have a fair number of brokers knocking on my door asking me to refer students to them.

I am careful about such practices; as it is my job to seek out the best brokers that HELP traders succeed instead of making their trading journey seemingly painful.

The only broker I found who is really on our side

For the past few months, I have had the pleasure of meeting a Forex broker called FXPrimus. Initially, I was under the impression that they were just “one of them”. However, on closer inspection of his business model, I am pleasantly surprised to find that they SOLVE ALL 9 challenges I just listed above. Very cool!

Some of its BEST features include:

1) Straight Through Processing (STP): They do NOT trade against their clients

2) Segregated client accounts in Tier 1 banks; which are independently managed by Turnstone Corporate (Mauritius) Limited – an industry first

3) Annual audits conducted by the world renowned firm, Ernst & Young

4) MT4 platform, the world’s preferred trading platform

5) Trade over 70 currency pairs AND instruments like bullion, oil and gas

6) Syariah Compliant Accounts

7) No requotes during normal market volatility

8) High leverage (up to 500:1)

9) Minimum financing as low as USD250

Try them. I am particularly pleased with the speed of execution. You can open a demo or real account from the link below.

Male Sexuality: Feeling Trapped

It’s not uncommon for men to feel trapped in their own lives, especially when it comes to identifying or discovering new aspects of their sexuality. And getting out of the trap may not always be easy, especially if your spouse isn’t open to it. Simply because getting out of the trap, which is not (although it is often identified as) the same thing as a mid-life crisis, can bring about some drastic changes in your life. For both of us, actually.

The most egregious example is the situation where a married man “suddenly” discovers that he is gay or bisexual. This is not sudden, not a discovery, but the men in question are making room in his head for other, new ideas that he may have repressed (consciously or not) for a long time. And this does not happen exactly in the area of ​​sexual inclination, but also in other areas related to sexuality, such as discovering or identifying BDSM emotions, cross-dressing or simply discovering that there are also other women and that there may be room in your life (and heart). ) for more than one.

This “trap of life” – which is a very typical thing for MEN – is something that has not yet attracted much attention. However, it is fair to say that it can be compared to the situation of the woman who, having brought up children, wants to return to an active economic or social life and is far behind in many developments and may not be able to do so. what she really wants as a result of previous life choices (this has as little to do with menopause as the male trap has to do with a mid-life crisis, although all of these events can occur more or less at the same time) ). period of her life). Both men and women will not be able to escape the trap without making dramatic decisions in their lives.

It doesn’t always have to be dramatic, depending largely on your personal situation. Quite a few people “escape” the trap as a result of other changes in their lives, such as finding a new role and destiny in life as grandparents, or going back to school they always wanted to do, or career changes, which – especially for men, it is likely to happen between the ages of 40 and 50. If he is eligible for a senior management or board position, it will be around that age. However, for others it will be a problem, especially if the cheating is directly related to your sexuality or has a great impact on it.

The strong defense wall

From a male point of view, which is what we’re talking about here, the first thing you’re likely to run into is the HUGE wall of defense your partner will build, especially when the “cheat” has sexual implications. Most men, even trying to discuss such issues, will at some point have heard the “I’m not good enough” argument at some point, and often more than once. In many cases, that and the sound of a door slamming will also be the last thing they hear, because that’s where the relationship ends.

While the man feels that he (tries to be) honest with himself, his partner will feel betrayed and often “abandoned” and communication will be difficult, if not entirely impossible, for a long time and possibly forever. And since the “trap” is not something that has been identified very well so far, finding help or solutions is next to impossible. The two of them will have to figure it out on their own, one way or another.

This is the time when “stuff” starts to happen or when “the internet” appears: secret virtual meetings in chat rooms, Internet clubs and many other forums. No, we emphasize it again, THIS IS NOT A MIDDLE-LIFE CRISIS! It’s feeling trapped in your own choices that may not have always been yours and it has nothing to do with hormonal changes or the fact that you’re losing hair or manhood, although all of those can happen at the same time. Most men’s lives are simply one long chain of compromises and choices that were right at the time but may backfire later. Career options, partner options, financial options and many others. His main responsibility, self-imposed as a result of social programming, has always been to make money, build and, most importantly, support his family and now that he has done all of that, he feels that he has lost old friends and opportunities and discovers that there is more to life than a career, financial security and a family to support. His first girlfriend comes back to haunt his dreams, along with old ideas, fishing or hiking trips, the good old sports days, and often (if he has such a background), “happy days with her friends in the military.” “. All of that, of course, in a cheerful and rosy perspective.

looking for footholds

What he does is look for points of support. A combination of three – very important – things:

1. (re)assurance of your elections

2. openings for new possibilities

3. (re)invent yourself

And while you feel alone (since no one will probably (re)assure you when it comes to your life choices), you feel trapped by the situation you find yourself in, unable to leave your relationship (because BOTH of you can do it without dire consequences) and he probably doesn’t want to), unable to leave his career (again due to severe personal and financial consequences and probably not just for him), physically unable to choose the things he used to do (because he’s out of shape), and unable to make room for himself (due to the many social, economic and family obligations AND the defense wall).

So what needs to be done? It will look for support points. Eventually, you will probably MAKE room for yourself and him, which feels neither like a betrayal nor a weakness. In fact, he most likely feels like a major accomplishment (in other words, the “room” may be cheating on his wife, but it doesn’t feel like cheating, it feels like well-deserved personal space).

It doesn’t make any sense, if the “cheat” is related to sex, no matter what way, to find solutions like: have a hobby, find an education or go for a beer with your friends. And he’s not exactly Al Bundy, either. He feels trapped and wants himself and the trap(s) to be taken seriously, very often regardless of the consequences (in other words: divorce).

The long and painful road

But it gets worse. The trap will become a trap itself. Hardly any man WANTS a divorce, because it goes against everything he has been taught, everything that has been implanted, and as a result, everything he (believes) stands for. For the vast majority of men, divorce equates to (self) betrayal. So now that he’s identified the fact that he feels trapped and tries to find a way out or at least discuss it and find understanding, the trap itself becomes an additional new trap.

The only way out – except for drastic methods, such as divorce – is through a long and painful process of communication. A process that is painful and difficult for both partners, but also inevitable. If you feel trapped, there will be pain (be it the pain of divorce, the pain of a drastic career change, or the pain of communication itself). There’s no way to avoid it. If the trap is there: accept it!

Is there any general advice? No, not much, except maybe the assumption that the always lasting one-on-one happy couple situation probably isn’t for everyone. In fact, modern divorce statistics show that the “happily ever after” are in the minority and may soon be reduced to the “happy few.” On top of that, many aspects of modern society (technological changes, the economic rat race, dual income families, information overflow and whatnot) only add to that and the 1960’s slogan “Stop the world, I want to get off” is probably more accurate than ever.

At the same time: the “traditional relationship” (which is actually not that “traditional” at all, but just an invention that is only 100 years old) is quickly replaced by a multitude of relationships: gay, lesbian, non-married couples, polyarmy, cohabitation groups, deliberate singles, you name it. Which means that when it comes to the vision of what “a relationship” should be, it’s probably (rather quickly) changing. Some sociologists even argue that baby boomers and ex-hippies are only now beginning to build the kind of relationships they stood for in the 1960s and 1970s. Only history will tell if they are right or wrong. The fact is that there are changes and if you feel stuck, you will probably have to do something about it.

Omega watches set it off

A watch buyer always chooses a watch that tells the exact time. Omega watches are among those that satisfy your need for time and also inspire you to give your best performance. By reading this content, you will be able to experience some lovely Omega watches.

Follow the Omega watches below and surprise yourself.

1. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 311. – A fast watch to improve your performance:

Carrying on the legacy of the brand’s association with NASA’s six lunar missions, this Omega Speedmaster is called the “Moonwatch”. This exemplary watch reflects the adventurous spirit of the brand. Sporting a black dial protected by a hesalite crystal, this watch remains protected from scratches.

A small seconds subdial at the 9 o’clock position is accompanied by two chronograph counters. Its black bezel is surrounded by a tachymeter scale that helps professional explorers check elapsed time. Powered by the legendary caliber 1861, this watch reminds you of the manual winding movement that was used on the Moon.

His steel bracelet is wonderfully composed and sizzles when he wears it. This model is offered the 50-meter water resistance function that gives protection to the piece under water.

two. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra – An exquisite gift for your fashion:

The symmetrically shaped 28mm steel case of this Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch is ideal for elegant ladies. The minimalist pattern of this attractive watch is lucid with the purple dial. The steel bracelet shines when worn by a lady.

Its domed sapphire crystal not only prevents the watch from scratches but also provides you with a clear view of the front movement of this watch. The 150 meter water resistance quality of this model is there to protect the model when it is underwater.

This beautiful timepiece is engraved with the Omega Seahorse on a wavy background on the case back.

3. Omega Constellation – Resplendent time counter:

Brilliantly constructed, this Omega Constellation watch represents the wit and tough attitudes of men. With its coaxial chronometer tag, this watch can easily overcome any sticky situation. The brown dial of this model beautifully embellishes the watch.

A constellation star is visible at the 6 o’clock position, which makes the watch special. Powered by automatic movement, this watch collects energy from the wearer’s wrist. This model has been offered the rounded sapphire crystal so that it can save the piece from scratches and also cover the dial. The 100 meter water resistance feature allows this pocket watch to remain safe from water.

Four. Omega Seamaster Diver – Hardcore Interpreter:

Just like champion divers, this Omega Seamaster watch is made especially for professional men of the sea. The black dial and bezel are similar to those of the rugged men’s temperaments. Silver hands and indexes combine to form a splendid essence. At the 3 o’clock position, you can find a date window that displays the updated date.

A well-constructed push-pull crown is set on the right of the case. Users turn it to change the time when needed. The unidirectional rotating bezel not only dresses the wearer’s wrist, but also protects the model from the effect of heat. Its stainless steel bracelet is an example of the brand’s watchmaking prowess.

This model has been given an incredible 300 meter water resistance feature so you can stay safe underwater. The sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment prevents the model from being scratched.

5. Omega De Ville Prestige 424. – The lovely gift for ladies:

A touch of elegance meets the magnificent pattern of this Omega De Ville Prestige watch for women. It is fit for winter fashion. Its charm is perfectly displayed through the delicacy of this extraordinary model.

The 24.4mm steel case is the backbone of this wonderful watch. Powered by the 1376 quartz movement, this watch is powered by a replaceable battery. Roman numerals are used as time markers which produce a traditional essence and make this watch attractive.

Omega watches are always applauded by collectors and watch experts around the world for their unmatched precision and style. The brand always cares about customer satisfaction and gives

IDAC room escape games offer iPhone users an alternative to PC games

IDAC CO., LTD offers many escape games for iPhone/iPod/iPad. Many of them are free to play, and all offer a challenge that fans of the genre crave.

One minor annoyance that is common to all IDAC games is that they are linear to the extreme. You must do everything in order. And the game must be absolutely sure that you saw all the clues before it will let you solve the corresponding puzzle. This can lead to many frustrated tapping. But as you play more of their games, you get used to this and become more aware of it. Thus, you learn to play the games the way they are intended, and it becomes less frustrating and more enjoyable.

IDAC has an app on the app store that is quite unique. It’s called AppNavi and you can play free room escape games like Escape Game: “A Cold and Deserted House” through it. When you complete one, you submit your score and earn points. As you accumulate more points, you can redeem them for more games. This means that you can play many games for free.

Additionally, IDAC offers some of its games as individual apps for download from the app store. Some cost money, but others are free. They also link with AppNavi, so you can submit your scores to earn points. Here are some notable games that offer a good challenge:

Strange House, Dangerous Luxury Liner, Prank House and Snow White are their only 3D games. They look much more professional than 2D games, but still suffer from the same gameplay glitches. They are still fun to play and full of great challenges.

The drifting closed chamber offers a unique setting on a ship. Your ship was attacked by pirates and now you must return to the coast and escape. The puzzles are logical and do not require many guesses.

The Mystery of the Abandoned Factory is quite a challenging game, but doable nonetheless. You have to combine items, then take them apart again, combine them with other items, and sometimes even destroy the items to use them. This means that most of the items you find have multiple uses, so this game will take a while to complete. However, it is very funny.

Nosy Shogi Player is a challenge for anyone unfamiliar with the rules of the game of shogi. But the movements of each piece are explained, so you won’t get completely lost. It’s one of his more difficult games, but if you stick with it, it can be a pretty satisfying experience.

An Uninspired Man and An Odd Game are two more noteworthy games. An Uninspired Man is a bit frustrating because you really need to explore every corner of the room, even places you didn’t know you could explore. It’s a challenging game, but the puzzles are great and it’s a fun experience. An Odd Game is not that good, but it is worth playing. As his name suggests, he is the outsider of the group. Your clues are hidden in the dolls and the paper cranes fly!

There are many other fantastic escape games from IDAC, and you could spend a lot of time going through all of them. See if you can do it on your own! But if not, you can read some of the tutorials on my site.

Feng Shui for love and gay dating for singles

Do you feel like you’re looking for love in all the wrong places?

Have you ever thought of using Feng shui for love?

Let’s say you go to a gay western bar, chances are the people will be dressed as cowboys and cowgirls. This bar will not attract fashion models or posers. The basic rule of feng shui is that “like” energy attracts “like” energy. I am sure you have seen this for yourself in other areas of your life.

Let’s say the person you would like to connect with, someone with your “like energy” or kua would meet at a Western bar. You go there looking for that delicious perfect jeans, you find delicious jeans, but you seem to be invisible! I’ve been there done that! Oh!

What happen? This place has your “similar energy”, it even has hot cowboys looking for a connection, but nothing happens, so it must be the wrong place, right?

There’s nothing wrong with where you’re looking, but chances are you’re inadvertently masking yourself by wearing colors that mask or diminish your presence and confidence. you resonate at a certain frequency and that is what you want to confidently project.

You can remedy this situation by discovering exactly how to use the powers of feng shui for love to your advantage.

Each of us has our own feng shui energy resonance and each energy resonance has matches, colors, and even supportive and non-supportive partners.

Knowing your own energetic resonance or ‘kua’ is very important for many reasons and one is knowing exactly what colors to wear when you go out, so that you get noticed.

These are “your supportive kua colors” and it is these colors that make you stand out in a gay crowd and make others notice you. Those with the same kua are the people you will be connected with. Now, that doesn’t mean their chemistry will work, but it sure is a good start. Feng shui for love can help you in your gay dating for singles. In fact!

The New Stacy Lattisaw – I’ve Been Through the Fire and I’m Not the Same Girl!

In 1980, when young Stacy Lattisaw sang the hit song “Let Me Be Your Angel,” she had no idea the lyrics would be prophetic.

Fast forward to today, we have Stacy Lattisaw-Jackson, minister and motivational speaker, CEO, wife of 19 years, and mother of two teenagers. Talking with Stacy was rewarding because she knows where she has been, what she has, and where she is going. Her purpose and her passion were clear when she told me “I’m not the same girl”, which is the name of her book. “The closer I get to God the more I know what her plan is for me.” Stacy is the executive director of Believer’s Building Bridges; her company published her book and is also home to her Youth Empowerment Program. Stacy is on a mission to reach children. She holds conferences and youth events, encourages children to finish school, convincing them that they don’t have to follow the crowd. She challenges them to stand up and be leaders. She also teaches about the principle of integrity and not being afraid to support abstinence. “There are not many role models for our children today, so I do my best to be in the gap for many of them.” Her heart goes out to those who are being bullied “I had a hard time at school. Because I was so light, they called me white girl and yellow girl. I was quiet, shy and somewhat shy, so people took it as stagnant . up.” Unfortunately, after she became a child star, she took a turn for the worse. “You know that when you reach a certain level of success, not everyone is happy for you. And a lot of times the opposition comes from our own people.” Not only did she have to worry about the students, she now had teachers joining in: “I was 15 and the grown women were looking me up and down and talking to each other about what I had.

“I handed in my exams and they said they couldn’t find it, anything to harass me.” Eventually, Stacy’s parents had enough and decided to homeschool her. She went on to be a star.

Following her crossover and mainstream status with “Love on a Two Way Street,” “Miracles,” and “Let Me be your Angel,” Stacy was taken under the wings of Narada Michael Walden and produced five successful albums that led to her sign with Motown in 1986.

It was at this moment that Stacy began to see things that disheartened her. “I realized that she was deep in an industry that had a lot of corrupt people.” “My daughter Kayla wants to get into the industry, she sings and writes songs. But I won’t push her, in fact I encourage her to wait until she is a little older. I want her to enjoy her childhood and get ready. for the life of the industry.” Stacy said, “I had a nice experience being a child star, but it’s a lot if you’re not prepared.”

I understand a lot of what Michael Jackson went through when he was a child star. “I was lucky enough to open for the Jackson Family tour, which was a great opportunity for me. I actually got a chance to speak with Michael, a moment I will treasure for as long as I live.” He reflected on the childhood he never had. “I didn’t know how much I missed growing up until one day I took my son Kevin to one of his games. I was sitting in the car watching them party like teenagers and my mind flashed back. I realized I never went to any dances or dance parties. school graduation, and I never attended any school games. I was crushed and cried right there in the car.”

Road travel can be a lot and when you’re 15 it can be scary. There were sad moments when “I was forced to leave my family and fly 20 hours to an event in Africa. I was tired and didn’t want to go. I sat down and cried because I was exhausted but I still had to go.” And then there were fun memories “like the time I was on stage and I forgot the words to the second verse. I had to play it back and make up words.” “Now this was one of my hit songs, so everyone in the audience was singing the right words and I was singing the wrong ones.”

“I guess everyone was saying what is he singing,” as he laughed. At this point, they had Stacy on the road at least 4 nights a week. “We had fun but we got very tired.”

It wasn’t until she recorded “Where Do We Go From Here” with Johnny Gill that she realized she wasn’t ready to be in the music business. Although her mother was traveling with her on the road, they all had very limited knowledge of the industry. “We were being ripped off. This was a hit record on the chart for several weeks at No. 1, and we were told we only sold 30 or 40,000 records. We both knew that couldn’t be true. Johnny was going to audit the company.” her, but she knew it was time to leave the industry. I told them to go ahead and keep my share of the money.”

Stacy eventually left the industry after marrying a consistent sound engineer named Kevin Jackson, who was determined to be in her life forever. “My husband was my sound guy at the time, and our first date was at Pizza Hut,” she laughs. “He left his business and we dated for 11 days straight. Six months later we got engaged, six months after that.” we were married.” She talks about her relationship, “divorcing us is not an option. There is no such thing as a perfect marriage, and we have had our share of arguments, but we are God fearing and respectful of one another. The secret to a successful marriage is two forgiving people.” Seventeen years later they have a thriving business and he is particularly supportive of her ministry. He is currently in the studio working on his Gospel Project and will announce the release of new music in the future. “This time I’m ready.” Stacy encourages everyone to “learn the business you want to be in, harness your gifts and talents, find out what you’re good at, and don’t give up. Some people give up right before the breakup hits. Get to know who God is and You will know your purpose.”

“Stacy, what do you want people to know about you?”

“I want them to know the real me. I didn’t get a chance to show that on some shows, like the article about ‘Unsung Hero.’ And that’s one of the reasons I wrote my book. I want people to know that I’m not the same girl, I have renewed myself!”

How to know if a girl is trying to get rid of you: you must know this before it is too late for you

Do you know that a lot of guys are clueless when it comes to reading women? They don’t even know that a girl might be trying to avoid them and they feel the opposite. She will see that it is extremely important to read her signs, otherwise it could lead to a lot of embarrassment on her part. Read on to find out how you can read these clues and save yourself from a potential tantrum….

Well, I need to go to the bathroom. If a girl says this to you in a bar or in a public place, then it is more than obvious that she will leave and never come back. This is a good way of telling you that she doesn’t like you and she wants to get rid of you as quickly as possible. Therefore, you should not stay and wait for him to look like a complete fool.

I have a boyfriend. This is another tactic many girls use to get rid of guys they just don’t seem to like. You see, if she says that she has a boyfriend when she’s alone in a bar, then it’s more than obvious that she’s trying to get rid of you and she probably doesn’t like you.

She is paying more attention to her friends than to you. This is another strong sign that she is trying to get rid of you and she is doing it by giving you strong body language signals that she doesn’t like you. You will see that more or less she could have her back to you and she will be chatting with her friends. Again, this is pretty much like telling you to go away and you’ll have to do it eventually if she avoids you completely and only talks to her friends.

The Marcel Breuer chair: what you need to know when buying a Breuer chair

During the 1920s, Bauhaus designer and architect Marcel Breuer created numerous furniture designs that today have become classics widely used by interior designers for both home and corporate interiors.

Breuer’s innovation was to use bent tubular steel in the creation of furniture. At the time, using tubular steel for furniture was a revolutionary idea. Breuer had been inspired by the bicycle handlebars he was already familiar with, and the use of bent tubular steel was first feasible because the German steel manufacturer Mannesmann was able to refine the process of making seamless steel tubes.

As he said: if you can bend a tube into a handlebar, why can’t you bend it into a piece of furniture? The result was a light, functional and attractive piece of furniture. Because it was inexpensive to mass produce, it fulfilled the social and aesthetic ideals of the modernist movement.

Although Breuer created many enduring chair designs, the Breuer chair generally refers to the Cesca chair he created in 1928 and was later named after his daughter Francesca. The innovative design of the Cesca Chair was its elegant cantilevered shape using the tubular steel structure and the wood and cane seat and backrest.

But the Cesca chair was not Breuer’s first breakthrough in modern furniture design: that honor belongs to the classic Model B3 chair, later called the Wassily chair after Breuer’s friend, the artist Wassily Kandinsky.

Both the Cesca and Wassily chairs have been in production since the late 1920s. The trademark rights to both the Cesca chair and the Wassily chair are owned by Knoll, a company founded by Hans G. Knoll in 1938 in New York. The Knoll Group still produces various Breuer furniture designs and in particular two of his classic designs, the Cesca chair and the Wassily chair. Reproduction chairs are also produced by other manufacturers around the world, who use different names to market the furniture.

The Wassily chairs available today through Knoll have the following specifications: The dimensions of the chair are 31 inches wide x 27 1.2 inches deep x 29 inches high, with a seat height of 16 ½ inches. The seating surface is upholstered in thick cowhide leather available in black, light brown or white beige.

Breuer’s next innovative design, after the Wassily chair, was the Cesca chair. The B5 chair design was intended to be “a dramatic antidote to the overstuffed seating of the Edwardian era”.

With a true cantilever design, the Cesca chair has no legs at the back and relies on the tensile properties of the steel tubes. Breuer’s brilliant idea was to use unreinforced steel tubing, thus creating a free-swinging chair that came close to his ideal of “sitting on air columns.”

This chair was Breuer’s greatest financial success, and though radical for its time, today it seems logical, both delicate and strong. A large number of companies have produced this extremely popular design, so it can be difficult to select the “official” makers of the Cesca chair, and there are many excellent reproductions, but there have been three companies that worked directly with Breuer on production. of the Cesca Chair.

Thonet was the first, starting in 1927 and continuing through World War II. During the 1950s, Dino Gavina, a furniture manufacturer in Foligno, Italy, began making furniture with Breuer’s involvement. Then, during the 1960s, Knoll purchased Gavina, who today are the only manufacturers of authentic “Cesca” chairs.

When purchasing a Cesca chair, there are a few details to keep in mind that differentiate a high-quality Cesca chair from a poor reproduction: 1) the front edge of the wooden seat should curve slightly downward with the downward sweep of the piping ; 2) the ends of the tubes must be continuous with the tubes (no seam between the tube and the cap); and 3) the bends in the tube should maintain a constant radius and not flatten out a bit as you bend. The Knoll Cesca chair is available in a version without arms and with arms.

After leaving the Bauhaus, Breuer continued his experiments with furniture design, briefly working for the Isokon Company in Britain. His design for the Isokon recliner chair was influenced by Alvar Aalto, who was working with molded wood in Finland at the same time. Interestingly, Alvar Aalto was inspired by Breuer’s tubular steel furniture from the 1920s.

In 1935, when Breuer arrived in London to design furniture for Isokon, he had planned to continue his work using tubular steel. However, Isokon’s owner, Jack Pritchard, insisted that Breuer should work in wood rather than metal, and preferably plywood. Pritchard had previous experience in the plywood business which led him to start a furniture company. When the former director of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius, arrived in London in 1935, he consolidated his plans. He became Isolkon’s design controller and it was he who suggested to Pritchard that he hire Breuer, the former master of the Bauhaus carpentry workshop, as his designer.

The result was the design of a superb five-piece set including an armchair, divan and nest of tables, now considered milestones in 20th century furniture design.

Although the company produced furniture by various designers, it was Breuer’s designs that eventually brought Isokon international fame. Isokon’s designs from the 1930s have endured to the present day and are among the most important and original furniture designs of the 20th century.

All of these chair designs (the Cesca, Wassily, and Isokon chairs) have remained classics since they were created in the early 20th century, and continue to be elegant and durable additions to any home or office.

Overcoming the challenges of long distance relationships

Couples are finding more reasons to seek long distance relationship advice due to the seemingly insurmountable challenges of maintaining this type of relationship. It’s great to have someone to call your love, but having a love life isn’t that easy when the person you’re in a relationship with is thousands of miles away. No one really intends to be in a long distance relationship just because of the innate difficulties of such a setup. However, sometimes love just blossoms between people who don’t live in the same city, or in some cases not even in the same country. It happens a lot these days as the Internet and telecommunications systems allow for more intimate long-distance communications. In other cases, people who spend a lot of time together and eventually fall in love end up leaving to stay elsewhere for extended periods due to work or other circumstances.

Difficult but not impossible to maintain

Being physically apart hurts. This is especially true if you want nothing more than to be around the person you love all the time. Relationships are plagued with doubts and fears, but these concerns are more pronounced in couples who are apart most of the time.

The more relevant question is whether the couple has what it takes to survive the situation. At first, the excitement of the first days of being in love drowns out everything else. Eventually reality catches up with them and sometimes reality bites them. However, this type of relationship only fails if the people involved adopt a defeatist attitude. Although long distance couples are difficult, they manage to forge a stronger bond despite the distance. It’s not an impossible task, but a clear understanding of what it takes to maintain a long-distance relationship is needed for the setup to work.

Thoughts to walk away from

The downfall of a long distance relationship or any relationship is self-doubt. It’s natural to feel hesitant, especially in the long pauses between moments spent together as a couple. It is also quite natural to ask for reinsurance. However, if doubt dominates the relationship, then it is doomed to fail. Also, self-defeating thoughts and frustrations don’t help at all. Giving in to hopelessness only makes it harder to cope with your loved one’s absence. Instead, the couple should focus on finding new ways to express their love and reciprocate their mutual admiration. Being positive and optimistic is the best approach to avoid heartache and pain.

Prioritize who you love

Moving to another city and being away from the one you love means juggling schedules and dealing with the time zone difference, in some situations. Buying time is given a new context, but if the person you’re in a relationship with is a priority, then it shouldn’t be that complicated. If making time for this person is at the top of your list, then there’s no chance the relationship will fail, even though everyone else predicts it won’t last.

The history of the martini

The venerable Martini. Perhaps the most famous cocktail and, without a doubt, the drink mixed with the most myths, stories and traditions. It’s also the cocktail that has a following and its own brand of snobbery. You don’t usually see two people arguing over a Planters Punch.

The basic martini recipe is as simple as you can get. Traditionally, a Martini is made with gin and dry white vermouth, although recently the Vodka Martini has become much more popular. The standard modern martini is five parts gin or vodka to one part vermouth, although few bartenders today would follow that model. The ingredients are shaken or stirred with ice, filtered and served “straight” without ice in a chilled cocktail glass and garnished with an olive.

Martini purists are upset that vodka is now the liquor of choice when people order a martini. They insist that it should be called ‘Vodka Martini’ or, if they are very picky, ‘Bradford’.

The amount of vermouth to add is also a subject of great debate. The less vermouth, the drier the Martini. Today the most common way to mix vermouth is to coat the ice cubes in vermouth and then throw away the leftover vermouth. Some progressive bars now use vermouth sprinklers to cover the ice (thereby saving a lot of vermouth).

Shaken or Stirred?

According to the true Martini drinker, because vermouth mixes easily and evenly with its solvent (gin or vodka), a martini should always be mixed in a shaker glass. For the purists, shaking “bruises” the gin and also cracks the ice when diluting the Martini.

However, thanks to novel and movie spy James Bond, who ordered his Martinis “Shaken, Not Stirred,” the Martini is shaken more often these days.

Shake aficionados say that, as with Scotch, a little water creates a rounder flavor. They also claim that the shaking action adds oxygen to the drink and sharpens the flavor and distributes the vermouth more evenly.


The generally accepted origin of the Martini begins in San Francisco in 1862. A cocktail named after the nearby town of Martinez was served at the Occidental Hotel. People drank at the hotel before taking the afternoon ferry to Martinez across the bay. The original cocktail consisted of two ounces of “Martini and Rosso” Italian sweet vermouth, one ounce of sweet Old Tom gin, two drops of maraschino cherry liquid, a dash of bitters, shaken and served with a lemon wedge. By the end of the 19th century, the Martini had been transformed into a simpler form. Two dashes of orange bitters were mixed with half a jigger of dry French vermouth and half a jigger of dry English gin, stirred and served with an olive.

But it was Prohibition and the relative ease of illegal gin making that led to the rise of the Martini as the predominant cocktail of the mid-20th century.

With the repeal of Prohibition and the easy availability of quality gin, the drink became progressively drier and less vermouth was added.

The first reference to the use of vodka in a Martini was in the 1950s, but it was Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and subsequent films that raised the profile of the vodka martini in the 1960s. In the novel Casino Royale Bond’s recipe for his “vespa martini” was three parts Gordon’s gin, one part Russian vodka, half a Kina Lillet aperitif measure, shaken until ice cold, served with a lemon wedge. In Bond’s second novel, Live and Let Die, Bond drank standard vodka martinis.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the martini was considered old-fashioned and was replaced by more elaborate cocktails and wine coolers. But the mid-1990s saw a revival of the drink and an explosion of new versions. These new specialty martinis can be made with combinations of fresh fruit juices, splashes of cream and brightly colored liqueurs.

Instead of the traditional olives, onion cocktail or lemon twist, new garnishes such as marinated capers, fresh herbs, coffee beans or sun-dried tomatoes are used.

Today, the Martini in all its versions has returned to its position as the quintessential cocktail in the world.


The Martini comes with its own folklore and many former Martini drinkers have their own recipes to create the perfect or driest Martini. The quest for dryness has taken on strange proportions.

Winston Churchill’s recipe called for pouring gin into a glass and then simply bowing in the direction of France. Alfred Hitchcock’s recipe called for five parts gin and a quick glance at a bottle of vermouth. Ernest Hemingway liked to order a “Montgomery,” which was a martini mixed at a gin:vermouth ratio of 15:1, the odds that Field Marshal Montgomery would supposedly want before going into battle.

In the 1958 film Teacher’s Pet, Clark Gable mixes a martini by upending the vermouth bottle, then running the moistened cork around the rim of the glass before filling it with gin.

The classic 1970s TV show MASH satirically attacked this dryness fetish. ‘Hawkeye’, working at his still, tells his fellow military medics, “I am pursuing my lifelong quest for the perfect, absolutely driest martini to be found on this or any other world. And I believe I can have found the perfect formula”. …he pours six glasses of gin and drinks it while looking at a picture of Lorenzo Schwartz, (the inventor of vermouth).”