Movie Guide: Movies Scheduled to Be Released Theatrically on March 2015

Sophia Roughley

This coming March 2015, eleven films are set to be released on the big screen all month long. Here are three movies that you shouldn’t dare miss when March comes.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business (Release Date: March 6, 2015)

Unfinished Business is an upcoming comedy movie starring Dave Franco, Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Miller, and June Diane Raphael. The movie is directed by Ken Scott and will be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Unfinished Business tells the story of a diligent startup business proprietor and his two partners who all go to Europe to close a deal that will forever change their lives. But their business trip derails, making them experience the most unimaginable things that could happen in Europe.

Cinderella

Cinderella (Release Date: March 13, 2015)

Sixty years later after the animated version of Cinderella was release, Disney has been re-creating it into a live-action version with Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter. Although the movie is an adaptation of the animated version the story has several twists. In this remake of Grimm’s well-loved tale, Cinderella and Prince meets prior to the Grand Ball and became friends but the Prince does not reveal his true identity but tells Cinderella instead that he is Kit, a humble palace employee.

Insurgent

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (March 20, 2015)

The second installment of the Divergent series, Insurgent will follow the story of Beatrice Prior after the ruckus that the Erudites created in their society. Tris and Four are searching for reliable allies to help bring back the system of their society but they are also hunted by Jeanine Matthews, the leader of the Erudite faction, and this makes them run and hide. After Insurgent, we still have two more movies to look forward to: Allegiant Part 1 and Allegiant Part 2. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet will reprise their roles in the movie.

 

What Every Smoker Should Know about Vaporizers and Why They Should Make the Switch for Good

Sophia Roughley

Pax Vaporizer

Just in case you have no idea what a handheld vaporizer is, it’s a small portable device that’s probably going to put a lot of traditional tobacco companies out of business in the distant future. Basically, a vaporizer is used to heat up various aromatic oils, waxes, and dry herbal blends to create vapor. While it can be used to vaporize a variety of substances, it is more commonly used for tobacco, cannabis, and other herbal blends.

Vaporizers are manufactured in various forms, allowing different types of users to choose according to their own unique preferences. They can be made of glass, metal, or other types of materials. Vaporizers are also built with different kinds of extraction chambers such as venturi, sequential venturi, or bore. Depending on the type of vaporizer, the vapor extracted may be inhaled directly through a pipe or collected using an inflatable bag.

Aside from personal enjoyment, a growing number of people are now using vaporizers due to their ease of use and convenience. Apart from that, the gadgets also allow them to enjoy their daily nicotine fix without exposing their body to a number of health risks. The use of vaporizers also allows vapers to enjoy efficiency as well as enhanced flavor. These benefits are mainly due to the absence of combustion in the process of vaporizing. The entire process is more efficient as it extracts the potent ingredients of the herbs without burning the substance; thus, producing a richer flavor and minimizing the harmful effects as opposed to traditional smoking.

Applications in the Medical Field

These nifty recreational devices may also be used for medical purposes. Since a number of studies have shown how vaporizing lowers the person’s exposure to the harmful effects of smoking cannabis, the process of vaporizing is slowly being accepted as a therapeutic method to treat ailments such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain. An estimated 10 to 20 percent of people who suffer from such medical conditions have tried alleviating its pesky symptoms by vaporizing cannabis. The number of users is expected to grow due to its alleged efficiency. A recent study shows that activating a few components in cannabis sativa can minimize daily pain significantly by around 34%.

In 2008, the Journal of Psychopharmacology published a study claiming that the use of vaporizers was considered as a more suitable method for administrating THC into the body. THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main ingredient that’s responsible for most of the high people get from marijuana. Apart from its psychological effects, THC can also provide various medical benefits including pain relief.

During the previous year, a similar study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology. A team coming from the University of California found that people who used vaporizing devices were exposed to minimal harmful combustion by-products. A group of researchers from the Leiden University also conducted a study in 2006 which made them come up with the conclusion that vaporizers were indeed a safer and more effective alternative as cannabinoid delivery systems. While exposing the patient to minimal harmful effects, the process of vaporizing is found to deliver the same amount of THC as compared to smoking.

The Firefly Vaporizer

Factors Contributing to Its Efficiency

The vaporizing technique negates a number of toxins that may irritate a person’s respiratory system whereas smoking activates much of those toxins present in a grown marijuana flower. There are several factors that affect the output of using vaporizers to release the psychoactive ingredients of the plant. To efficiently produce these psychoactive ingredients, which are known to soothe the body and calm the mind, a combination of several factors is involved. To get optimal results and to enjoy a more satisfying experience, vapers need to consider the temperature, the density of the specimen they are about to vaporize, the water content present in the device, the consistency of the material in the vaporizer’s filling chamber, their preferred method of inhalation, as well as the storage time of the vapor.

In terms of temperature, researchers found the highest efficiency when the substance is vaporized at around 226°C. However, depending on the material, the efficiency can decrease to about 50% at 150°C to 180°C. The most efficient outputs are produced with the purest preparations.

As for storage time, more THC is lost the longer the vapor is stored. After a while, the THC condenses on the vaporizer’s surface when it’s left for a prolonged period. The amount of THC lost may be too insignificant to count when it has stayed in the device for just a few minutes or so. However, the loss may exceed 50% when remained untouched for over 90 minutes.

Applications in the Culinary Field

Aside from alleviating medical ailments, portable vaporizers can also be a useful tool in culinary arts. Various chefs also use them as an alternative device for applying controlled heat to different kinds of herbs and spices. This method is often used to release flavors that may be challenging to titrate or are rather sensitive to high temperature. Chicago-based chef, Grant Achatz, for instance, is known for his use of aroma-filled bags as place mats.

The Health Benefits of Using Portable Vaporizers

Vaporizers have grown more popular over the last decade. With their countless benefits, it’s easy to understand why. Using a vaporizer helps a smoker obtain that much-needed fix without damaging his respiratory health. According to several users, switching to vaping has allowed them to regain a substantial percentage of their cardiovascular health, allowing them to perform better in cardio workouts by around 40%. Apart From cardiovascular endurance, most vapers have also observed the gradual disappearance of pesky occasional coughing that most smokers experience.

Quite interestingly, there are also a number of vapers who noticed a change in their taste buds. They were able to enjoy a richer flavor from the food they ate. With that, they were able to indulge in more types of food that they might’ve found bland way before they considered vaping. However, this particular change may only be observed among people who gave up smoking entirely.

Aside from enjoying enhanced flavor from food, these devices are also capable of producing more flavorful vapors since they don’t burn the product in the process. With that, more people get the satisfaction they need with half of the amount of products they used to smoke. Finally, vaporizing also benefits the people who are constantly around those who smoke. Anyone who switches to vaporizing puts every person around them in lesser risk for the harmful effects of inhaling second hand smoke. And since vaporizing doesn’t produce any awful smell that sticks to walls and fabric, vapers are freer to enjoy their daily fix indoors. This is especially convenient for vapers who live in colder regions as they no longer have to go out in the freezing cold just to smoke.

How to Switch from Traditional Smoking to Vaping

Due to the benefits of vaping, a lot of people are thinking of making the switch. However, before they do so, they have to set their minds to it. Quitting smoking is challenging. Switching to vaporizers is a more achievable plan compared to going cold turkey right away. To avoid relapses as well as to minimize any withdrawal symptoms, it’s better to make a gradual change in order to make the body adjust to the changes. As with most types of lifestyle changes, the first few days or weeks will always be the toughest. However, anyone who can get pass through the initial phase will be grateful for having made the decision in the long run.

The Benefits of Using a Vaporizer over Traditional Smoking

As mentioned earlier, vaporizing doesn’t produce any harmful by-products, it doesn’t produce tar and ash, and it doesn’t leave any unpleasant taste or smell. For those reasons, vaporizing is considered as the healthiest method to enjoying tobacco as well as any other type of herbs around.

Since smoking involves the process of combustion, it produces an alarming number of carcinogens and other harmful by-products such as carbon monoxide and tar even with just little amounts. It damages the person’s internal organs which puts him at risk for numerous diseases. And if that’s not enough, the second hand smoke he emits also puts the people around him in danger.

Vaporizing does away with all these negative effects while still allowing the person to enjoy the benefits of smoking tobacco and other herbs.

Vaporizers are also convenient since they’re small enough to fit inside the pocket or a small bag. They can be taken anywhere and used almost everywhere. Unlike smoking traditional cigarettes, vaporizing is also good for the environment since the more people start using it, the lesser amount of cigarette butts we get to see being thrown all over the place every day.

While people may need to spend a lot when buying their first vaporizing device, it will eventually be worth the investment in the end. After all, it’s more costly to spend money trying to reverse the harmful effects of smoking.

Hollywood Facts: Most Intelligent Hollywood Celebrities

Sophia Roughley

Hollywood celebrities aren’t just good in acting; most of them are actually very smart having finished college with flying colors or knowing how to speak many languages fluently. Here are some names of celebrities who aren’t just good on the big screen but are also very intelligent:

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman (Neta-Lee Hershlag in real life) is not just a pretty face; the Black Swan (2010) lead actress is among the most intelligent actors of all time. Portman has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University; enrolling as Natalie Hershlag, her professors noted her as an outstanding student. She is also the first alumni of Harvard to win an Academy Award. After Harvard, she pursued graduate courses at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In an interview in The New York Post, Portman said that she would rather be smart than a star. Portman can also speak six languages: English, Hebrew, Japanese, Spanish, German, and French.

James Woods

James Woods

James Woods is not just the voice behind The Simpsons, he is actually a very intelligent person with an IQ of 184. The Salvador (1986) lead actor was an exceptional student who attained a perfect 800 on the verbal portion of the pre-1995 SAT and 779 on the Math portion. While still a high school student, Woods enrolled at UCLA and took a linear algebra course. Woods also pursued political science at MIT through a scholarship. It was on the TV show Inside the Actors Studio that he revealed that his IQ is 184.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

Alicia Christian Foster or Jodie Foster is not just an award-winning actress, she is an alumna of Yale who pursued upper-level French. Before she was even three years old, she already taught herself to read. During her childhood, she juggled her academics in between her acting career taking up heavy course load at the Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. Foster was also awarded a Cecil B. Demille honorary Golden Globe in January for her “outstanding contributions in the world of entertainment.”

Movie Facts: Actresses Who Played Princesses in Films

Sophia Roughley

It seems like every girl have dreamt of becoming a princess and finding their handsome prince charming. And while it is almost impossible that all of us become a princess, here’s a list of fortunate actresses who got a chance to play princess in movies:

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway had her breakthrough in the movie industry with her movie Princess Diaries where she played the role of Mia Thermopolis, a nerdy girl who underwent a huge transformation after finding out that she is a real princess and heir to the throne of Genovia. Mia had to take princess lessons with her paternal grandmother Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) and prepare herself for her royal duties. In 2004, Hathaway again reprised her role as Mia Thermopolis in the movie sequel Princess Diaries: The Royal Engagement.

Julia Stiles

Julia Stiles                                                                         

In the romantic comedy movie The Prince and Me (2004), Julia Stiles plays the role of a pre-med student Paige Morgan who falls in love with Eddie, a guy she presumes ordinary but is actually Prince Edvard, the heir to the throne of Denmark. Their relationship is at first not accepted by Prince Edward’s mother but in the end, Paige gets engaged to her Prince. In the three installments of the movie The Prince and Me: The Royal Wedding (2006), The Prince and Me: A Royal Honeymoon (2008), and The Prince and Me: The Elephant Adventure (2010), we can witness Paige as a Princess of Denmark.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato                                                  

Demi Lovato isn’t just a pop star; she is also a Disney princess. Playing the role of Princess Rosalinda Maria Montoya Fiore in the movie Princess Protection Program (2009), Demi has definitely showed us that princesses aren’t just delicate maidens; they are also tough especially when it comes to decision-making. Escaping her country Costa Luna after a dictator invades it, Princess Rosalinda has to disguise herself as Rosie Gonzales and flees to America where she meets befriends Carter Mason (Selena Gomez).

Making a Manga Review

Sophia Roughley

You may have read a lot of writers making anime and video game reviews. There are also individuals who also devote their time to read through a lot of chapters to share their views about manga series. Like any other review or opinion about these related mediums, there are assets to the subculture because they help fans decide whether to try reading this certain manga or not.

Donquixote Doflamingo

Everyone can make a manga review—it doesn’t matter if you’re not a professional otaku journalist or if you do not have previous experience writing reviews. You just need to remember to keep your opinions balanced. The reason why some people criticize other critics is because they are always one-sided when they review certain mangas. Just because you’re devoted to a certain genre, doesn’t mean that you have to eventually close your doors on the other ones.

This is a challenge to any person who decides to venture into making manga reviews. Be open-minded and do not spill in your first impressions if you haven’t really finished everything (even if the manga doesn’t seem to have any development, bears a cliché storyline, etc.). Who knows, your first impressions about it could be wrong and you would just take back what you say about it.

Attack on Titan

If you having a hard time writing about a manga, you can seek inspiration from other critics and writers. They can be otakus like you or professionals who have honed their writing skills in this certain category of interest (you’d be surprised!). It’s not like you are imitating their style of reviewing a certain manga; it’s just to give you an idea on what you must do to make your review unbiased and professional-sounding.

Remember this: though you have the freedom to say what you think about a manga, remember that a lot of readers might turn to your review as a guide to help them in choosing the manga that they should read next. Keep it clean, keep it balanced, and be fair. Good luck!

Liesel Meminger – The Book Thief

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One of the most heartwarming films that were released in 2013 is The Book Thief which was adapted from Markus Zusak’s book which bears the same title. The Book Thief is an American-German war drama film that tells about the story of a young girl living with her German foster parents during the Nazi era. The movie has an unusual touch because the narrator of the story is Death sharing his thoughts about life. The Book Thief, which was released on November 27, 2013, was a box office success; the movie and the actors of the film also gained recognitions including nominations at the Academy Award, BAFTA, and the Golden Globe for its score. Sophie Nelisse, who portrayed the protagonist role in the film, also received several awards.

The Book Thief Movie Poster

The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger who was left by her communist mother to German foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubberman.  During her first day to school, it is discovered that Liesel cannot read nor write. She is bullied by one of her schoolmates but instead of just keeping quiet, she beats him up. This incident leads her to befriend Rudy Steiner, who becomes her companion and confidante all throughout the story.

When Hans—Liesel’s foster father—discovers that she cannot read nor write, he becomes her teacher. Soon enough, Liesel becomes obsessed with reading anything that she can find. During a Nazi book burning ceremony, Liesel becomes upset that she has to burn books. After the ceremony, she picks a book that has not been burned but she is seen by Ilsa Hermann, the mayor’s wife. Later in the story, Liesel befriends Ilsa and allows her to read all the books in the Hermanns’ library. The reading however is stopped when they were caught by Ilsa’s husband.

The Book Thief Movie

After a series of events, Liesel goes back to the Hermann’s house to steal books for her friend Max Vanderburg. Max Vanderburg is a Jewish refugee hiding in the basement of the Hubbermans. After becoming very ill, Liesel makes it a habit to read to him everyday in hopes that it will help him recover quickly. Max does recover miraculously but has to go away immediately to save the Hubbermans from being caught hiding a Jew.

After surviving a bomb raid, Liesel and Max are later reunited. Death ends narrating the story of Liesel after the War and concludes that the only truth he sincerely knows is the he is haunted by humans.

A Guide to Becoming a Bookworm: Why Should I Read Books Every Day?

Sophia Roughley

Read Books

Books can definitely bring you so much delight! They have the power to brighten your day and influence your perspective in life. Books can even change you for the better! While bookworms do not have a hard time reading books on a daily basis, some people actually do not like reading books. As a matter of fact, a recent study has been revealed that 42% of college graduates never read books after leaving college, and this is very alarming! If you are one of those people who don’t like books, then here are few reasons why you should start reading one.

Mentally Fit

It keeps you mentally fit.

Well, yes! Reading books can make you healthy and that’s a fact. Several research projects have shown that continually stimulating one’s mind can actually slow the development of illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Since reading books is a form of brain activity, it will definitely help keep you mentally fit. Make it a habit to read books on a daily basis to keep your brain active and to keep it healthy.

Stress Free

It reduces your stress.

No matter how tough or stressful your day at work or school, a great book will certainly whisk all the bad vibes away. Reading books is also provides you an escape from reality; it makes you forget your problems and pains. Your gloomy thoughts can easily be consoled when you read a good book. Let go of all the stress and dramas in your life by reading books once in a while.

It makes you a little bit wiser every day.

Vocabulary expansion—this is one of the most common benefits that you can get when you are engaged into books. The more books you read, the more unusual words you will encounter. And these words will eventually become part of your everyday vocabulary sooner or later. Aside from expanding your vocabulary, books also make you a little bit wiser every day. An informative book will help you gain more knowledge. History, Science, Mathematics, Physics—read them and you will definitely become more knowledgeable. If you want to gain wisdom, then read books that can enlighten; the Bible is the best example for that.

If you aren’t convinced yet that books are definitely awesome, then you better be. There are many reasons why we should read books every day and enumerating them would take forever. It’s never too late to start loving books and it is not that hard to learn loving them. Never ever think that books are a waste of time or money because you will certainly suffer from avoiding books. Books are essential elements in our lives, without them, our life is dull and our minds stagnant. Make your life more meaningful by reading books enthusiastically on a daily basis.

Basic Lingerie Guidelines Everyone Should Know

Sophia Roughley

Lingerie is part of a woman’s daily essentials. It makes every woman feel powerful, sexy, and confident about her body. Women may be considered as the experts when it comes to lingerie, but that does not necessarily mean they know everything about it. Here are some facts about lingerie you may not be aware of:

1. Lingerie isn’t necessarily worn for seduction purposes.

Black Lingerie

Yes, sexy lingerie can be a major turn on for any man, but lingerie designers did not make them just to boost your sex life. Lingerie is the first layer of clothing you wear right next to your skin and its basic function is to cover and protect your intimate body parts. Its job is to make you feel comfortable and confident all day. The fact that it can make you feel sexy and helps you pull off the art of seduction is just a supporting function.

2. Lingerie must be comfortable to wear.

Cream Lingerie

When you purchase lingerie, you should always consider comfort over fashion. Remember that your lingerie rubs against your skin all day, which is why it has to be comfortable. Why should you make yourself suffer by wearing something that can irritate your skin or make you feel uncomfortable? Unless you’re in the habit of showing your undergarments to other people, no one will really know you’re wearing designer lingerie, so what’s the point of sacrificing your own comfort just so you can wear the latest trends?

3. Lingerie must fit properly.

Gray Lingerie

Ill-fitting lingerie isn’t all that pretty to look at; it isn’t all that comfortable, either. When you buy a lingerie set, make sure it fits you perfectly. Women sometimes have a hard time admitting that they’ve grown a size bigger, and continue buying lingerie in their old size. Wearing lingerie that doesn’t fit well can actually make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Wearing lingerie that’s too small can also leave unsightly marks in your bikini area.

4. A lingerie sale does not always lead to a good deal.

Pink Lingerie

Aside from lingerie, women also love a sale and when you combine these two, it’s not unusual to see us drool. When we hear the word “sale,” we usually get excited thinking every single item being sold there is cheap. Note, however, that a sale does not always mean that you’ve got yourself a good deal. Oftentimes, lingerie is only put on “sale” to encourage consumers to hoard it. A smart buyer always reminds herself that just because it is on sale does not mean you have to buy it. Before buying anything, ask yourself first if you really need it.

5. Lingerie should be purchased with your style in mind.

Lace Lingerie

Who cares if it is the latest trend in lingerie style? If you don’t feel like wearing it, don’t buy it! Aside from comfort, your preference in terms of style should also be considered when buying lingerie. Remember you are buying lingerie primarily for your own pleasure, not someone else’s. Don’t buy lingerie just because someone tells you to do so, as it is the latest trend. Buy lingerie in a style that reflects your personality and makes you feel good.

Asian Lingerie: Unique, Chic, and Stylish—the Perfect Lingerie for Every Woman

Sophia Roughley

Japan has once again captured the hearts of women, and this time it’s not about kawaii manga characters or dresses—it’s lingerie that has made women love this awesome country even more. Japanese-style lingerie is undeniably the latest trend in lingerie today. With its unique features and simple yet attention-grabbing designs and patterns, Japanese-style lingerie has definitely taken the world by storm.

Black Japanese Style Lingerie

Japan is known to create kawaii stuff and lingerie is one of them. There is nowhere in the world where you can find cute lingerie sets with Pokémon prints or underwear with a simple yet elegant touch except in Japan. Indeed, the Japanese are a very innovative people; they are capable of making even the simplest lingerie stand out and a woman even more beautiful just by wearing their products.

Lingerie is a woman’s way of expressing her nature in the most intimate manner. It is a powerful piece of clothing that can excite, inspire, and transform. Lingerie is an inner glamour that makes a woman more attractive and sexy. Japanese-style lingerie is unique, chic, and highly-stylized; it is the perfect lingerie for every woman. Styled in a way that is very different from its Western counterpart, Japanese lingerie will take your attention because of its very unique color schemes and details.

Pink Japanese Style Lingerie

Japanese-style lingerie commonly uses desaturated colors that are cool to the eyes such as bubblegum blue, cotton candy pink, and even lime yellow, sometimes it also combines two or three colors in one lingerie set. Their merchandise also has a lot of details embroidered on the fabric of the lingerie like ruffles, bows, and even jewels making the wearer appear every bit of a woman with a girly touch. Japanese-style lingerie also makes use of very distinctive prints like animal prints, hearts, stars, and even flowers. Japanese lingerie is definitely every women’s perfect lingerie!

Japanese-style lingerie usually features heavily-padded bras. It is actually nine times heavily padded compared to regular bras. Since Asian women generally have smaller busts, most of them want to enhance their busts by making it appear fuller and bigger. Japanese lingerie is actually considered as bust booster because it usually have pads that pull the breasts around and elevates it. Bras with pad are normal in Japanese lingerie; as a matter of fact, even soft bras have padding. Paddings do not just make your breasts appear bigger underneath the clothes you are wearing, they also conceal the side boob. If you are lacking in the bust department and would want to make it look fuller and perkier, Asian lingerie is certainly perfect for you.

Red Japanese Style Lingerie

Japanese-style lingerie is quite hard to find in some parts of the world but if you really want to experience for yourself wearing this comfortable and fashionable, you can always go online shopping. Since the Internet has already become a busy virtual shopping place, you won’t have a hard time finding many Japanese lingerie online retailers who would be happy to ship your orders and deliver them right at your doorsteps. Japanese-style lingerie is definitely a treasure that you should add in your lingerie collection.

A Simple Guide to Contact Lenses: The Many Types of Colored Contact Lenses

Sophia Roughley

Colored contact lens is undeniably one of the most popular types of decorative contact lenses available in the market today. With teenagers, fashion buffs and celebrities flocking the market for the latest colored contact lenses, you can definitely say that this type of lenses are very in demand. With its ability to transform your look drastically and make you stand out in any crowd, there is no reason for you not to get hooked using colored contact lenses. If you are new to the world of colored contact lenses but would really want to give the devices a try, there are actually many types of colored lenses that you can choose from. Depending on what type of eyes you wanted to achieve, you have a lot of choices to select from. By familiarizing yourself with the different types of colored lenses, it would be easier for you to decide on what contacts would suit you best. Here are the types of colored contact lenses that you can choose from:

Enhancment Tint Contacts

Enhancement tint

This type of colored lenses helps accentuate your eyes by enhancing its natural color without drastically changing your appearance. Enhancement tints make your eyes look intense and naturally attractive. They are especially designed to enrich the natural hue of your eyes and are ideal for people who have lighter hues. With enhancement tints, you make your eyes’ original color more intense-looking; they enhance your appearance with a subtle change.

Opaque Contacts

Opaque tint

In contrast to enhancement tint which only enhances your eyes’ natural hue giving you a subtle change in your look, opaque tint drastically changes your eye color. From having natural hazel eyes, you can change them to blue or green using opaque tint. This type of colored lens is perfect if you want to transform your appearance totally and effortlessly. Opaque tints are awesome to wear during parties or special occasion because it makes you stand out in the crowd; they are also perfect to wear even during ordinary days.

Theatrical Contacs

Theatrical tint

If you want to transform your look into something peculiar or eerie, lenses with theatrical tints are the perfect type of colored contact lenses for you. Theatrical tints are commonly used in movies for special effects such as Avatar, Twilight and The Man Who Fell to Earth to make it more realistic to the audience. Although they have been long used in movies and other TV shows, theatrical tints are also very popular during Halloween season. They give your costume an extra scary feel and make your Halloween character more convincing and eerie.

Visibility tint

This type of colored contacts usually has a light blue or green tint to make it easier for you to see it during insertion. Visibility tint are relatively faint and does not affect the color of your eyes. They can almost be considered as alternative to eyeglasses and are known to be very comfortable when worn. Visibility tints are very inconspicuous—they essentially become invisible once they are worn.

All these types of colored contact lenses have their own way of making your eyes look more attractive. Try wearing it now and experience for yourself their power to transform your look!

A Simple Guide to Contact Lenses: What to Do and What Not to Do?

Sophia Roughley

Enhanced EyesWe have different reasons when it comes to wearing contact lenses; either we are using it to correct visual impairment or we are only using it to enhance our looks. Whatever the reason we have for using the devices, there are certain things that each and every one of us should be aware of. Since our eyes are very sensitive and prone to many infections and irritation, it is very important that we take care of them. Remember: we only have two eyes. That is why, as early as now, taking care of your eyes should be a priority. It is a known fact that wearing contact lenses has a lot of risks involved but if you know the safety measures when using it, you can avoid eye complications. Just make sure that you know what are the do’s and don’ts when using either regular contact lenses or decorative contact lenses such as colored contacts or circle lens. Make sure that when you are wearing lenses, your eyes’ safety is ensured.

Avoid Using Water In Cleaning Contacts

Proper hygiene is very essential when using your lenses. In order to avoid germs that might cause eye irritations and infections, you must always remember to wash your hands prior to handling your contacts and even when you are removing it. Do not also use tap water in cleaning your contacts. Use the right multipurpose solution when washing your contact lenses and make sure to change the solution in storage every day. Germs and bacteria are considered as the culprit that gives your eyes infection and irritation. And when using contact lenses, it is our priority to avoid any contamination that might lead to serious eye complications.

Another thing to remember when using contact lenses is to never to share it with others, not even your friends or family; contact lenses should only be used by one person. And to really make sure that your eyes will be perfectly safe when using contacts, you have to change your contact lenses every three months. To be able to avoid serious eye complications that might lead to surgery such as corneal ulcer, you also should never sleep without taking off your contacts. Swimming or going to the sauna when wearing contact lenses is also a big no. As much as possible, when it comes to using contact lenses always ensure that your eyes are safe against any infection and irritation.

Removing Contact Lens

When using contact lenses, comfort is also very important. If you are feeling uncomfortable with your contact lenses, do not hesitate to remove them immediately. If it seems like your eyes are getting dry while wearing contacts, use eye drops to moisturize them but only in a proper portion. Never wear your lenses for more than eight hours and always see to it that when you remove it, you have stored your contacts properly. Wearing contact lenses either for medical reason or purely aesthetic reason is awesome but you must always put importance on your eyes’ safety. Have fun wearing contact lenses while making sure that your eyes aren’t prone to any eye infection.

Freaky Contact Lenses for an Extra Scary Halloween Feel

Sophia Roughley

Halloween is undeniably the best time to flaunt outlandish, scary, and peculiar attires especially during costume parties. With lots of festivities during the spooky season such as trick-or-treat and costume parties, Halloween is definitely one of the most anticipated holidays celebrated in all parts of the world. And since the spooky season is just a few weeks from now, it would be an awesome idea to start preparing what to wear during Halloween. There is actually no need for you to spend a lot of money on your getup; just stir your creativity and come up with something bizarre and horrific to wear during Halloween. And to give a final scary touch in your outfit, don’t forget to use Halloween contact lenses, which are especially designed to give your getup an extra spooky feel.

Contact lenses, aside from correcting vision impairment, are best known to make your eyes look more attractive and striking. During the spooky season, contact lenses are also very in demand because they have the power to transform you into something ethereal and scary. Here are some types of contact lenses that are especially used during Halloween season:

Devil Eye Contact Lens

Devil Eye Contact Lenses

During the spooky season, devil or monster getups never go out of fad because these creatures are undeniably horrific. Many people would opt to dress up as something devilish and impish because you will never run out of ideas on your costume and they are really very scary to behold even when you’ve exerted only a modicum of effort in making your attire. The perfect contact lenses in portraying devilish characters are glowing contact lenses and bloody contact lenses.

Vampire Contact Lens

Vampire Contact Lenses

With movies and TV shows regularly featuring vampire stories, it would not be unusual to see many people flaunt vampire costumes during Halloween costume parties. Vampires are definitely scary because of their sharp fangs and pair of daunting eyes, but what scares people more is the fact that they suck your blood and your life. If you are planning to parade a vampire character this coming Halloween, you can select to wear black out contact lenses, white contact lenses or contact lenses. All of these lenses can give you the perfect scary vampire look.

Zombie Contact Lens

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Popularly described as the living dead, zombies are very famous not just during Halloween. With movies and TV shows regularly featuring them, zombies have been scaring the life out of us for how many years now. And as a matter of fact, many of us are actually convinced that a Zombie Apocalypse is very much likely to happen sooner or later. But before thinking of strategies on how to outsmart zombies and survive the apocalypse, you can actually go to costume parties dressed-up like zombies. With prosthetics make-up and zombie contact lenses, you can definitely transform yourself successfully as zombie. Usually, a zombie’s eye color varies from white, bloody or discolored. Zombie contact lenses can give you lifeless appearance when worn so it would be perfect in completing your zombie look.

Make your Halloween even spookier by wearing lenses that would make your Halloween outfit more awesome.

Eerie Eye Effects Used in Hollywood Movies

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Underworld Contact Lens

If you have seen the movies Evil Dead, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and the popular Star Trek, you might have noticed that the eyes of some of the casts are very creepy to look at. To achieve such eerie eye effects, film productions make use of scleral contact lenses that can either make your eyes totally white or totally black. Scleral contact lens is a large type of contact lens especially designed to cover the entire corneal surface and rest on the white part of the eye which is called sclera. Basically, scleral contact lenses are used in correcting different types of visual impairment such as severe dry eye syndrome, microphthalmia, keratoconus, and Sjögren’s syndrome; scleral lenses are also advisable to be worn by people who have undergone cornea transplant. Over the time, scleral lenses have been used by many movies and TV shows for special effects. From the typical whited-out eyes and blacked-out eyes, there are now many types of scleral lenses available in the market today that are guaranteed to make users look eerie and very scary.

Sclera Contact Lens

With a diameter of 14.5 mm up to 24 mm, scleral contact lenses are very uncomfortable to use and is recommended to be worn only for 5-6 hours at any given time and only occasionally. However, despite being very uncomfortable to wear, scleral contact lenses undeniably create an astonishing visual effect that makes movies more realistic. Scleral lenses are also called special effect lenses that falls under the category of theatrical tints. Included in this type of lenses are Halloween contact lenses, vampire contact lenses, werewolf contact lenses, devil contact lenses and zombie contact lenses. Special effect contact lenses are especially made to make one’s appearance look bizarre and freaky depending on the role that he or she is portraying. They are very popular to use during Halloween costume parties but they are also common in movie and TV production sets because they make the roles of actors and actresses more convincing especially in the film is about something horror stories and sci-fi.

Scary Sclera Contacts

As has been mentioned, scleral lenses are uncomfortable to use because compared to other types of lenses as they cover most of your eye. However, for the sake of art, actors and actresses would oblige themselves to wear these lenses to make a striking effect on the film they are doing. Special effect contact lenses have long been used in film productions but with the advent of technology, more and more types of lenses have been introduced that can effectively make movies and TV shows more realistic and appealing to the audience. With scleral lenses, horror movies have become even scarier in that villains have become even more aggressive-looking and the whole movie or film production becomes even more convincing to watchers. Scleral contact lenses are not only used in Hollywood to produce timeless films; even local filmmakers also make use of these special effect lenses to be able to make accurate movies that would surely make people scream and enjoy every bit of the show.

The Perks of Buying Contact Lenses Online

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Whether you are planning to buy contact lenses for cosmetic purposes or for correcting your vision, purchasing it online is a must-try. In just one click, you can have your contact lenses delivered at your doorsteps without you having to go to an optical store only to be confronted by traffic congestion. Staying at home and ordering your contact lenses definitely has a great advantage. Now that November is fast approaching it would be great if you could purchase online cosplay contacts from reliable dealers.

The main reason why purchasing online is becoming a trend is because of its convenience. Buying things virtually is just the same as buying from real, brick-and-mortar stores but of course, when you do things online, you get spared from crowded and busy stores as well as traffic jams. Not only can you purchase contact lenses online, you can actually buy almost everything from clothes to gadgets and many more. Although, when buying online, you don’t get what you’ve ordered the very same day, that is just a minor inconvenience that could be easily solved.

Closeup Of A Contact Lens

When ordering contact lenses online, you’ll also be able choose a lot of lenses depending on your needs. Most of online dealers are also up-to-date with the latest styles of contact lenses. If you always wanted to be on the trend with the latest contact lenses, purchasing them online is definitely for you. Optical stores are not always updated with the newest lenses, so it would be best if you order online if you wanted to keep updated.

Ordering contact lenses does not necessarily mean that its price is relatively low than that of an optical store, however, when buying online you get to compare contact lenses prices easily and you have a lot of choices. Instead of going from one store to another to compare prices of contact lenses, with just one click you’ll be able see different range of prices. So you see? Buying contact lenses online is not just convenient but it also gives you a lot of choices to choose from and comparing prices is made easier.

Online shopping is fun but many of us are still scared to try this due to bogus offers coming from opportunist people. If you wanted to enjoy online shopping without having to worry about being victimized by scammers, make sure that you are making a deal only to trustworthy online sellers. Since contact lenses users need to purchase regular supply, it would be best if you find a reputable dealer to provide you your contact lenses needs.

Ordering contact lenses online surely has a lot of perks. Since it is much more convenient than going to an optical store, it could really make a big difference in your busy day. But don’t forget to buy only from reliable dealers who would be very happy and eager to help you find the perfect contacts for you.

Indoor Air Quality – Getting Rid of Pollutants

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Are you aware that indoor air quality in Las Vegas is often a lot worse than outdoor air? And do you know that poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of health problems? Do you want to improve the quality of air inside your home? Well, then, you’ll have to start eliminating or at least minimizing the sources of indoor air pollution. Fortunately, the most basic step towards this purpose costs nothing – just open some windows so you can let air pollutants out.

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Understandably, opening windows can only do so much in terms of keeping indoor air clean, but it improves ventilation, and that is definitely a good start. It’s also quite unrealistic to expect that you can eliminate all indoor air pollutants, but you can certainly give it your best shot, and an excellent tool for doing so is a high-quality air purifier. Other than that, you should also apply several cleaning processes on a regular basis to make sure you can remove as many pollutants as you possibly can.

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There are basically three categories of indoor air pollutants: gases, biological particles, and non-biological particles. Gases include carbon monoxide, radon, and fumes from such things as paint, pesticides, cleaning products, adhesives, and petroleum products. Biological particles include mold, bacteria, viruses, parasites, pollen, animal dander, and spores. Non-biological particles include smoke, dust, and heavy metals. There are four different technologies used by air purification devices to remove these pollutants. It’s best to find an air purifier with technology that removes all types of pollutants.

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Filtration, used in HEPA devices, eliminates both biological and non-biological particles. Photo catalytic oxidation (PCO), which uses a UV lamp and a catalyst, removes pollutants belonging to all three categories. Negative ionization, which uses charged particles to remove pollutants, eliminates biological and non-biological particles. Lastly, ozone, which uses activated oxygen, removes biological particles from the air. In most cases, you’d have to invest in more than one type of air purifier to keep indoor air clean.

So, you opened some windows to improve ventilation and invested in a couple of air purifiers. What else can you do maintain excellent indoor air quality? Well, you could get some houseplants and declare your home a no-smoking area. You could also place mats at every doorway leading into your house to minimize the amount of dirt people bring in from the outside. Regular vacuuming and mopping of all surfaces around the home is also a good idea. These may be simple steps, but they can go a long way towards keeping indoor air clean.

 

Things to Consider When Opening an Online Business in Australia

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The past decade has proven how profitable online businesses can be. With faster Internet connection, a lucrative niche, and the right approach, one can find commercial success online. And if you consider the remoteness of Australia’s landscape and the distances between population centres in this vast continent, opting for an online business instead of a traditional brick and mortar establishment makes a lot of sense if you wish to get your business across to a wider audience.

Starting an online business in Australia is a little different compared to other countries around the world. There are specific steps and procedures that you need to take into account before you are allowed to do business in this country. There are rules and regulations would-be entrepreneurs need to abide by if they want to run their businesses without a hitch.

To obtain a certificate of incorporation and an Australian Company Number (ACN), you will need to fill out a form known as ASIC Form 201. ASIC stands for Australian Securities and Investment Commission, this is the entity responsible for disseminating and processing ASIC Form 201s. The fee for this transaction is around AUS$400.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is responsible for releasing the Australian Business Number or ABN. You will need this if your annual turnover is expected to exceed AUS$75,000. You can obtain an ABN online for free, just check out the Australian Taxation Office website. Although obtaining an Australian Business Number is optional for businesses with an expected annual profit of less than 75,000, it is advisable to obtain one just in case your profit exceeds the initial projections.

With the power of the Internet, any small business can become global almost overnight. With the right attitude, the know how, and an effective marketing strategy, home-based businesses can be quite profitable.

Top 3 Tips for Moving with Pets

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Dog In A Box

Moving may indeed be among the most stressful activities you’ll ever experience in your life. Can you imagine how much more stressful it can be to pets who don’t really understand what’s going on? Here are some tips on how you can make relocation as safe and stress-free as possible for your pets:

 1. Pack Early

It’s always a good idea to start packing early, especially if you have cats. Cats are always wary of change, which is why it helps to make the sight of moving boxes familiar to them as moving day nears.

2. Plan Your Trip

Make sure the new place you’re moving into is pet-friendly. Inform your vet of the move and ask if he can recommend a vet in your new town. Ask for a copy of your pet’s records and get them groomed a week before the move. You may also want to ask the vet about sedation in case you’re travelling a long distance.

3. Moving Day Tips

Arrange for someone to care for your pets while you supervise the move. It may be best to have themThree Cute Dogs In A Box brought to the park or kept in a quiet room until it’s time for you to place them in their cage for the actual trip. This keeps them from feeling too stressed and also ensures they don’t get in the way of the movers as they load your belongings into their truck. It’s also a good idea to keep your pets caged as the movers unload your things in the new place.

You’d also do well to place your pets’ favourite toys in the cage with them. Cats, in particular, feel a lot better when they’re surrounded by familiar sights and smells. When you keep their surroundings as familiar as possible, they may not even realize that you’re moving.

Last Tip:

If you hired a removals company in Melbourne to assist in your relocation, ask them if they have had previous experience with family pets. If they have been in the business for a number of years, removalists Melbourne might have an SOP for transporting pets. This should be helpful for households with multiple dogs, or cats, etc…

How to Ensure That You Are Dealing with the Right Storage Space Provider

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Have you just decided to move into a new apartment or building, and belatedly realized that the space of your new residence is not sufficient for all of your things?  Then this is the time you must avail of the services of a storage space provider. A caveat: never entrust your valuable things to storage space providers that have inadequate equipment and facilities. Be sure and be assured.
What Steps to Undergo in Renting the Right Storage Space

  1. Storage UnitAsk yourself first how much space you need so as to avoid shelling out more than what is necessary. Try to assess and estimate the dimensions you need.
  2. Surf the Internet for storage professionals and read consumers’ reviews about them; the latter is a good way to evaluate a company’s reliability and trustworthiness. If you get to choose one already, it is ideal to go to the company in person and inspect the storage units if it has the facilities you need for your things. If going there is not doable, then you can conduct an in-depth interview over the phone.
  3. Ask the company questions about their security system, smoke alarms, limitations, storage units, insurances, and vacancy rate. Be as inquisitive as possible to guarantee that your things are in safe hands and well-secured.
  4. Choose a type of storage you need, either a self-storage or a container unit. If you only need the space for a short timespan, then choose a self-storage unit. And if you need a long-term storage, the containers are the best option.
  5. If possible, ask a friend to check on your things while you are away and give him/her access to the storage unit.
  6. Removalists Brisbane that also run storage facilities are the better option. Aside from getting to store your stuff, you might also be able to have them transport your things.

How to Protect Fragile Items When Packing and Transporting

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One of the usual problems encountered when moving is packing fragile items. You have to ensure they are packed properly so they don’t get damaged during transit. Even if you hired removalists Brisbane to do most of the packing, surely there are some items that you’ll want to handle yourself. If some of them are fragile, you’d best get familiar with the recommended methods for packing breakable objects.

Materials Needed for Packing

Frayed Fragile BoxReady to move? Then start packing first the fragile items since the process consumes a lot of time and energy. Take your time to pack properly; do not rush the procedure. In packaging, always choose the right tools. Here are the materials you need for efficient cushioning:

Packaging Peanuts/Loose Fill. These flow around the object and cushion it against multiple shocks.

Kraft Paper/Heavy Grades of Paper. Either of the aforementioned provides better cushioning rather than old newspaper.

Corrugated Fiberboard Pads

Inflated Products. These are air-filled bubble type wrapping products.

Foam Structures. Polystyrene is a good packaging material. It is sturdy yet soft enough to cushion your possessions during travel.

Varying Steps in Packing the Most Common Fragile Items

Packing ServiceThe most common fragile items include plates, glasses, lamps, and mirrors, and ornamental pieces like painting and statuettes. The approach in packing these and the quantity of packing materials needed for packing the aforementioned vary according to the different shapes, weights, and volumes of the possessions to be moved.

The process of packing remains largely the same although some fragile items require different packaging. The process involves wrapping, securing, sealing and filling. Also ensure that you’ve put in enough packaging materials. You can check this by gently shaking the box (for some items a simple gentle shove will do); if the object within moves, put in padding material like crumpled paper and styrofoam beads. Each item must be individually wrapped with paper, too, to be safe.

Ensuring that the Packaged Fragile Items are Safe during Transit

It is best to label each box according to its kind. Make sure you communicate to the movers about which boxes need extra care. You can also indicate how those should be positioned.

Reliable Brisbane removalists are experts at packing and furniture removals. That doesn’t mean though that you can’t offer even the smallest assistance. Doing something as simple as labeling boxes or choosing sturdy boxes can already help them greatly.