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The Advantages of Online Counseling

There are times when there seems to be no adequate substitute for physical or in-person counseling, but online counseling works just as well. Additionally, since there is no need for the therapist and the client to meet in the same place, counselors can now access customers that previously had difficulties counseling services. These could be customers in rural or remote locations or those with disabilities that make leaving their home problematic.

Online counseling is not applicable in every situation and for every person, but it does serve a reasonable therapeutic need and can expand access to this service to those that otherwise might not seek assistance.

Additional Benefits of Online Counseling
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Easy to Sign In
Joining an online counseling session is relatively cheap and requires less commitment than does the in-person counseling. Joining is easy and in the instance that you decide that you no longer like it, you can drop out easily.
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Hidden Identity
People seek counselors’ aid for a variety of reasons, mostly to live a happy and more fulfilling life. Mostly, people will have cold feet visiting the local therapist as they fear what other people will think. Fortunately, online counseling gives such people counseling services with complete anonymity, and it also reduces the barriers to effective health services.

Highly Convenient
In case you want to seek therapeutic assistance but have a responsibility schedule that makes committing to appointments difficult, then online counseling can help. Some models of online counseling like email-based counseling do not require a commitment to specific appointments and can be squeezed into available time blocks.

Relatively Cheap
The charges for online therapy vary greatly, but in general, the per minute cost of the online counseling is cheaper than the in-person counseling. The reduced costs of online counseling come from the fact that the therapist does not require a physical office and staff to administer these services.

Allows Counseling Sessions with Remotely Located Loved Ones
Suspending of couple counseling can be avoided even with one of the partners living abroad. Online counseling allows multiple participants to join from various places.

Offers Comfort to People who Feel Anxious in Social Situations
The the distance between the therapist and the client can assist people who are apprehensive of the real-world social situations to open up and share fully. This can help improve the therapeutic process.

Online counseling allows room for targeted group counseling for people with less common conditions. It is not possible to find a group of people needing help with a particular condition in one place, but when the geographical limitations are removed, finding others who require similar assistance become easier.

You are provided with a written transcript of your counseling session so that you can review and rethink the therapy as necessary.

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Understanding Entertainment

Where to Find MP4 Movie Downloads

For most avid movie fans, it would be great to find their favorite movies wherever they go. Today, most multimedia devices that are portable can play full-length movies due to the newest technological advancements in data storage. Mobile media devices finally have tens of thousands of gigabytes of memory space where you can save a couple of full-length movies on your MP4 player. With portable media devices such as PSP, iPod and the Zune player, you can now view your favorite movies while on the go.

But, before you start transferring the movies you have on your PC to your portable multimedia device, you should know that most of these devices do not support any video format. Generally, videos can be only read by these portable multimedia devices in the MP4 format . What this means is that when the videos saved on your computer are in MPEG 1 and 2 and AVI formats, your portable multimedia device cannot play with them.

Another thing to do would be to download the MP4 movies from the internet. Today, we now have high-speed internet connection at which you could download one movie in a matter of minutes. Nonetheless, you need to learn where to locate the MP4 movies to download. There are numerous sites on the internet which claim to be the best sources for MP4 movies. However, it is imperative to download the MP4 movies from valid sites and steer away from the prohibited download websites.

You’ll find that most of these websites are not dependable, even if you may download movies from the prohibited websites. You must remember that most of these websites have a lot of viruses and spyware. It may seem like it is a shortcut to get free movies but end up with more problems than you can handle. It is crucial not to forget that sites like this are classified as P2 websites where people share files. You’ll find that the majority of the files accessible are not trustworthy, although these websites promise to have MP4 downloads. The file may be named to be a specific movie that you might want to download, but once it opens, you find that it is something else. Not only this, but when you are caught downloading movies from illegal MP4 download sites, you may face large fines, and in the worst cases, you may even be arrested.

Therefore, if you do not want to put your PC or yourself at risk, you should always download MP4 movies from sites that are legal. Although you may have to pay a fee at these websites, it ends up being more affordable when compared with the cost you may have to pay if you’re detained or your computer malfunctions due to viruses.

Broadway to Hollywood – Showtime in America

Thank Heavens For Revivals

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing? Where have all the writers gone, long time ago? When old becomes new and new is a rehash of old, is it any wonder the list of Broadway revivals and Hollywood makeovers is the NeverEnding Story?

Actor Ewan McGregor makes me weak in the knees, but is there a reason why Tom Stoppard’s 1982 marital drama The Real Thing (with McGregor) is returning to Broadway in October 2014 for the third time? After 20 years, Glenn Close is back on Broadway in A Delicate Balance which debuted in 1967. Bradley Cooper is reviving the 1977 drama, The Elephant Man. The hilarious You Can’t Take it With You debuted in December 1936! Re-Opening this month at the Longacre Theatre, it’s huge cast equals more jobs. Broadway’s longest running show, The Phantom of The Opera opened in 1988; you can still see it at the Majestic Theatre. Both Fiddler On The Roof and The King and I are slated for 2015. Can The Music Man be far behind? Thank heavens for the writing talent of the 20th century. Recalling the song I HOPE I GET IT from A Chorus Line, “I need this job. I really need this job.”

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

In the present economy, if a rising tide lifts all boats, what does the opposite do? Does Hollywood have the right stuff for another installment of Star Wars (Episode 7), Indiana Jones(5)?Is a potential Oscar winner sitting in a dreary room eating take-out while writing his or her groundbreaking screenplay for Avatar(2)? As Netflix rakes it in with oldies, Hollywood’s best are tailored to teenage boys, and comic book special effects devoid of anything fresh in human drama or comedy. So, what’s an actor to do? Jobs are scarce in the entertainment business. When eating out in New York City chances are your waiter or waitress is a Julie Andrews wannabe, or Hugh Jackman hopeful-hopeful they won’t have to return to Boise, heartbroken. Ergo, when veterans like James Earl Jones and Elizabeth Ashley can’t find work, what’s an actor to do? They can take it with them-all the way to the Longacre on BROADWAY!

Some Boomer Demographics

By 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population (American Association of Retired Persons). By 2030, the 65-plus population will double to about 71.5 million, and by 2050 will grow to 86.7 million people (U.S. Census). Adults 50 and older now own 65% of the aggregate net worth of all U.S. households (U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey). Entertainment cannot be exclusively geared to one genre-The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, or the highly successful PBS television series Downton Abbey. But there’s a vast audience to be counted among the living; and large number of unemployed talent. Do we need another Irving Berlin to tell us “there’s no business like show business?”

According to a Government Accountability Office study released last year, workers 55 and older experience consistently longer periods of unemployment than younger workers. Without cosmetic reconstruction, it’s especially difficult for older female performers, or network news anchors. If Barbara Walters looked like Sixty Minutes warhorse Morley Safer, would the octogenarian just retired broadcast journalist have withstood the rigors of her male-dominated profession? Former ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer was ‘the last woman standing.’

The Man From Malpaso

Riding into the sunset of history, 84-year-old Clint Eastwood is the atypical Hollywood mogul. With few duds in his resume, can he be “Forgiven” for, according to critics, his latest Jersey Boys? Spaghetti westerns and Dirty Harry made it possible for the multi-talented actor-director to make some of the most original films for adults in the history of cinema: the mystical Pale Rider, the inventive Letters From Iwo Jima, which isn’t even in English.

White Hunter Black Heart, the story of the making of The African Queen, is an underrated masterpiece, with the real life s.o.b. director Eastwood playing the role of the former larger than life s.o.b. director John Huston. From the romantic Bridges of Madison County to the racist curmudgeon in Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood is the epitome off “fresh.” The late Roger Ebert said it best. “The idiosyncratic director, the jazz-loving filmmaker and composer, the master of cinema and winner of two best picture Oscars. What is the thread that draws him through his life? I think there are two threads: Intelligence, and an instinct for the cinema that has compelled him toward ever more ambitious projects. He just gets better.”

Where Fresh is Absent, It Just Gets Worse – A Wasteland Called Television

Notwithstanding Public Broadcasting, for a substantial monthly bill bundled with internet access, I’m rewarded with programming I never watch, including network news which, after the headlines, delivers fifty shades of gossip peppered with commercials. HBO and other paid programming attempt to be different from and better than conventional television. At the very least they provide more jobs. But think what a positive impact conventional television could have on the education of America’s children (and adults). The possibilities are limitless and our lowly paid teachers would benefit. Factoring in varied localities in the United States, the average salary of a high school teacher is $57,770. Average entry-level for a hedge fund manager: $335,000.

A colossal waste of a medium that came of age after radio, television never mined the infinite depths of the imagination like its older relative. By mid-twentieth century, television had moved away from reporting and analysis of the news (Murrow, Sevareid, Cronkite) to reading from a teleprompter, show-biz, sponsors and riches. Away from writers like Paddy Chayefsky and Larry David, David Chase, James L. Brooks, Vince Gilligan. Where are the offspring of those imaginative, wacky Saturday Night Live writers who didn’t need to be sardonic to make us laugh? Are we the reflection of our times, or are the times the mirror of our consciousness?

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” —Thornton Wilder

The Greatest Physiques in Sports Entertainment History

Professional wrestlers have always been well-known for their athletic abilities and entertaining performance. However, not many wrestlers have been considered to have aesthetically attractive bodies, since that was never a requirement. The rare ones who did work on their body image, however, were the very best at it. Here is a list of five of the greatest physiques in sports entertainment history.

Rocky Johnson – The father of The Rock, Rocky Johnson was probably one of the first professional wrestlers to actually take care of his body. Back then, most wrestlers looked like Dusty Rhodes, with their beer guts hanging out of their trunks. But not Rocky Johnson! Even at a time when he was constantly surrounded by overweight and out of shape colleagues, he was at the top of his game, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing in at 260 pounds. With a set of ripped abs and a muscular physique, Rocky Johnson was a sight to look behold.

Ravishing Rick Rude – At the height of his career, Rick Rude claimed that men wanted to be like him and women wanted to be with him. He might have been right since he did indeed have quite a ravishing body that looked more like a fitness model than that of a bodybuilder. Because of this, he was actually more of a polarizing superstar than even John Cena was. His appearance on stage would result in a mix of boos from men and cheers from all the women.

Triple H – Triple H had been into bodybuilding long before his wrestling days. Fortunately, he did not quit once he started wrestling. Although he did not maintain his body throughout his wrestling career, he did however, stay big. Triple H was at his peak physique in WrestleMania 18 when he competed against Chris Jericho for undisputed championship.

Batista – From the very beginning of his professional wrestling career, Batista has had an impressive body. Billed at 6 feet 5 inches and 318 pounds, he was huge, but unlike other 300 pounders, he was in perfect shape. The best part of his body is without a doubt his shoulders and traps, that are so muscular that he looks like a grizzly bear! His weakest part is probably his chest. Despite being slightly over-billed, he is a legitimately well-built man with great athleticism.

The Rock – Due to either his superior genetics, his solid work ethics, or both, the Rock has achieved one of the greatest physiques ever in the history of sports entertainment. While he may not be sporting ripped abs like others, he is very well proportioned as his arms, legs, chest and shoulders are just the perfect size. During his latest run with the wrestling industry, he gained more muscle, but his peak was probably during 1999 to 2000.

The Art Landscape of France

French art, renowned for its diverse painting styles was initially influenced by Flemish and Italian art during the Renaissance period of enlightenment. It went through many corridors of development through the creative talents of different artists, finally settling on the Impressionism style as the ultimate achievement of French art.

The development of French art

French art came into existence during prehistoric times and continued to flourish at the time of Charlemagne. During the 17th century, Classism was the most popular style of painting. In the 18th century the style was overtaken by the Rococo painting style which was a replication of Baroque painting. Soon after, Romanticism followed, itself succumbing to the onslaught of the Realism style. The last of the major styles to appear was Impressionism, which was and is hailed as the ultimate art style attained by French artists during modern times.

Repositories of art

The museums in France are either entirely or partly used for storing sculptures and painting works. Inside these museums can be found large collections of old masterpieces created before or during the 18th century. In the state state-owned Musée du Louvre is stored the famous painting Mona Lisa or La Joconde. The Musée d’Orsay, located in the old railway station was converted into a museum and has been a repository for 19th century paintings of Impressionism and Fauvism.

Music

France is also well known for the variety of its folk and classical music but due to the influx of different peoples and tongues, the music variety enjoyed in the country has increased in leaps and bounds. Music from Africa has intermingled with those of local French tunes. The calypso style music of Latin America blends in and creates a lively primitive flavor to the more refined indigenous type of music. The infiltration of still more variety comes from the Asian community with its high shrill notes usually accompanied by lively concert shows that depict past conquests, romance and legends. Hip pop music has also infiltrated into the French community without resulting in any real cause for concern.

Theatrics

France has been regarded as the being in the vanguard of cinema development, boasting a prominent position in its contributions to the art. Important movements in the world of theatrical performance like the Nouvelle Vague had its origin in the country. Film production, another of its contributions to theatrics, portrays a liberal interpretation and display of sex, society, politics and history. There are numerous small cinemas in the downtown parts of any city, which directly compete with the big operators, but Paris has the highest number of movie theaters in the world.

Opera

French opera started during the reign of Louis XIV with performances such as Cadmus et Hermione of 1673 by Jean-Baptiste Lully. Experiments with operatic performances had taken place earlier. An opera form featuring dance music and song emerged in ‘tragédie en musique’, another of Lully’s creations. Later came Rameau who promoted the creations of Lully and later, the German Gluck who produced operas for the Parisian state in the 17170s. Subsequent opera productions of the Gluckian tradition, was Les Troyens, which were not fully performed for almost 100 years after they were written.

The Adoration Interaction: What Happens Between a Fan and an Idol?

Fantasy suddenly collides with reality. The hysterical fans go through every emotion known to human kind in one single moment being face to face with their one great idol. Sometimes, they are not such big fans but still react to the celebrity in an unexpected manner when in their presence.

What happens? Where do all these emotions come from? Every bottled up variation of love and desire and unmet needs come to contact with That Person… How did this happen?

To a lot of people, superstars are not exactly real people. They know, logically that they are living and breathing human beings that live on planet Earth, but they are not real in the same sense as everyone else is. They know there’s styling, they know there is all image and fluff and fantasy surrounding them, and they fall in love with the fantasy. The fans are partly aware of the fantasy, partly shielding themselves from realizing that they are in love with a fantasy figure to an extent. Very few dare to guess how much of the person is real and how much of them is fiction. They remind themselves all the time that the photos are manipulated, the starlets are covered with makeup and that nothing, really, is real, but they adore the image nonetheless.

But in the real life, when that fantasy figure stands in front of a fan, just as incredible as they imagined, even more so… Their heart nearly stops. It wasn’t even supposed to be possible. This is not what they expected. The reality… Was More Incredible than the fantasy! It was only supposed to be clothing and accessories, but what they met was charisma. Heart. Someone loving and caring, humorous and fun. Someone who made the fan feel right at ease with their idol. That was not a part of the plan. The realization that you weren’t misled after all, that the fantasy was real, and that this person is every bit as amazing as they were said to be and… they were nice to you, it is all a little bit too much to bear. You cannot tell whether you are still under an illusion of some kind, or, are they, really, that amazing? Then, the fact that you cannot have someone like that in your life, never in a million years, creates a state of desperation; the realization that there is nobody in this world that will ever measure up to this person – who, incredibly, was a real, authentic person. The two worlds collide; your every day life with no fantasy in it, with the real world of the idol, their sparkling charisma and star quality, the stuff that people took for granted would not be there in real life. The shock of having to re-organize your idea of your reality on the spot can shake you up to the core; the person you dared to even criticize because you were afraid they wouldn’t last a close inspection, stood right there, with no difficulty showing you who they really are.

The fan was prepared for a disappointment. They were prepared to be laughed at by their own idol, pointed finger at and told to disappear because the star would now need to be left alone or whatever, but what they weren’t prepared for was an authentic, caring hug and “thanks for coming. It means a lot.” That stuff. That is unbearable. The sudden realization that there are nice people in the world; sometimes that one moment gives you more love than what you have known from your parents and your friends combined. The stark contrast can floor you. In a sense, being shown how little you’ve had in comparison to what people are capable of giving. Heart breaking, but so necessary. Someone needs to show people love. As fleeting as the moment is, the connection is real, the love is real… Even though it is universal, meant for everybody alike. When love rushes into emotion-deprived soul, like especially teens often are, the devastation is visible.

The desperation of knowing that the moment will pass soon, will spur up more emotion, the fleeting moment that you are allowed to stay in the company of a perfect human being – because even in their imperfections, to a fan, a star is perfection reincarnated and there is no shame in understanding that. The best possible use for a star is for the fan to evaluate exactly why they are in love with the star, what qualities are those that they value – because, unbelievably, those qualities are human qualities and non-famous people, that quite available to the fan, possess those same qualities…

From the star’s perspective, they possess much more qualities than most fans are aware of. That is what made them stars in the first place. What is interesting too, is that a lot of people, who see nothing in common to each other, consider themselves “just like” their mutual idol. This is because stars so often possess so many qualities that their fans can easily identify with a small portion of who that person is – and be forever arguing about what kind of a person the star really is. People can also always look at the star and reject all qualities that they don’t like and decide “that is the image” or “that part is the part that got ruined due to fame”. They can edit the star in their mind to fit their idea of who they want them to be, too. Further, even though the fan sees perfection, the star themselves maybe even more perfect than what the fan is capable seeing, or possess far more complicated qualities than what the fan wants to acknowledge.

To a lot of fans, kindness is the one quality that they adore over any other trait the star may possess, even talent included. After they meet a fan, they rave about “how nice they were” as if that was a skill worth more than all the talent they possess and some kind of a surprise to them. The talent, to many fans, is a bonus and to a lot of fans really doesn’t mean as much as their kindness. You can only appreciate talent as far as your own abilities allow, but everyone is capable of understanding kindness. And some people are in desperate need of it. Although to many stars, kindness, friendliness and politeness is somewhat of a non-issue. Evolved people are like that, they don’t know any other way to be than to be nice to people, it goes without saying.

Friendliness is not an act, it is just a sensible way to deal with people, because you will find it a lot easier to get along with people and get ahead in life if you are nice to other people rather than always picking a fight and acting aggressively or dismissively towards others. Such people would have to be incredibly talented, inhumanely talented even, to get anywhere near the top with a negative attitude like that. (Fictional example; Dr. House had a bedside manner of a brute, but because he was so good at what he did, people had to simply put up with him. Anyone with less skill would have been sacked at the first incident.) When a fan mistakes friendliness for friendship or for flirt and genuine interest, and should it somehow get out of hand through stalking behaviour, the fan would be surprised to be turned down – and quite eager to fill the tabloids with stories about how deceitful the star was towards them.

When the star loses that kindness as their career progresses and becomes angry, another set of emotions is released in the fan, who is likely to misinterpret the star’s frustration based on their own world view. The fan will feel a need to rescue the suffering star by showing them love even when the star fights and rejects expressions of adoration or acts hostile towards his fans like Jim Morrison did. To someone who values kindness and love above everything else, the instant conclusion is that their idol has been treated unkindly and been exploited. What is heart wrenching to know is that an angry star isn’t in need of love but true appreciation and understanding… Of his talent… His intelligence. The one thing that most fans cannot even conceive him lacking. He is lacking a peer, someone who challenges him, someone who is equally incredible as him, someone who doesn’t pretend to understand, someone who doesn’t simply praise his work out of habit or because they feel obligated to, but someone who truly understands what he is saying with his art, that is never just a way to make money, it is a way to self-express, but when that self-expression is taken as simple artistry, the message goes unheard and you wind up talking to walls.

Adored by millions… An artist self-destructs or commits suicide and people wreck their brain wondering why someone so loved and admired would feel so unhappy and not feel fulfilled… What else could he have possibly wanted… And the one thing they lack is a challenge. An opportunity to impress someone who is difficult to impress. They feel a LACK of appreciation of their peers. When everyone is simply praising everything you do – even the projects that were obviously lacking – you realize there is no point making an effort anymore. You can no longer make a mistake, and you realize all “criticism” you receive comes from viciousness and a need to make the critic feel better about themselves and to make the critic sound “knowledgeable” by insulting your over-blown ego that they see is a threat to their own ego.

Even the people the artist works with may lack understanding of what they are about, and when all praise comes based on their past achievements, what is there to live for or work for? You can produce mediocre work and be praised as if it was your masterpiece… Everyone being careful not to step on your ego thinking that if anyone points out the slightest of flaws in your work, you will flip for it. And some will. The ones who never had much talent to begin with, who simply want to bask in the attention regardless of what got them that attention. And it is these artists that the fans fear and expect to meet. The ones who throw dummy spits and boss people around demanding special treatment only to cover up the fact they know they are nothing and are getting everything regardless.

The stars who need their ego stroked are people who are protecting themselves from being found out as “fakes”. They are either afraid that they are NOT as talented as people give them credit for even though they are (Steven Tyler) or they know that they haven’t got the talent they insist people give them credit for regardless of the fact. (Check out Big Eyes, the movie.) The talented-but-afraid-of-not-being-that group are in not too bad of a situation if someone can convince them that they are worth every bit of praise they’re getting, but it will have to come from someone who they trust to be able to tell the difference… But most people will not attempt to convince an artist for their talent because people, even professional councilors, are always afraid of “inflating a star’s ego”.

But there is no helping a person who knows they are faking it, because their soul is in a growing phase; they have just figured out that people have different levels of talent. Before, they didn’t realize it, because their soul was too young and inexperienced to tell the difference between true talent and some talent, but now, all of the sudden, they are painfully aware of it. Lacking the talent, they want to deceive others who are still unable to tell the difference, possibly thinking they themselves are the only person alive who can tell a difference between a person with a talent and the other kind. They think everyone around them is too stupid to see they are not that talented, and they can make quite bold steps in order to further deceive people, who are, in reality simply politely not noticing the pretense and self-elevation although it was plain for them to see. The next step for someone with an inflated ego is to simply start learning; to start filling up the empty spots in the ego with actual skill and talent… In the next life they will be a little bit better… And in the following, another bit better and so forth, until they become what they wish to become.

Another interesting point in dealing with one’s own talent becomes when you realize that you are at the top of your own game. This is a difficult position to be in, because the people who are capable of accurately assessing exactly how good you are become fewer and fewer in between. So you start doubting yourself and your own sense of reality, you wonder whether or not you are giving yourself too much credit because others may not be equally impressed by you at all, or the people who are, don’t really show you that much appreciation. This comes from the fact that these people think you MUST know how great you are, and therefore they don’t want to bore you by telling you that again, or again, they don’t want to further inflate your ego.

The other part of it is that most people simply don’t know exactly how good you are, so even if they praise you, you simply discard their praise because you can tell they wouldn’t know the difference between a talented person and a genius even if they wanted to. You know that they are simply following a band wagon, they adore you because someone else told them you were the one to pay attention to. Your peers feel threatened by you so they say nothing, they simply lap up your praise for them, because, chances are that someone who is quite certain of their own talent doesn’t shy away from showing appreciation to those who deserve it, even if it meant that they themselves go without. So… You wish your talent will speak for itself, but it simply won’t happen because the people who could make that judgement call with enough credibility to move masses are about one… in… a few million… So you wind up being one of those underrated people who simply fly under the radar as you struggle to decide whether or not you’re actually good enough to make a fuss about yourself… Or simply imagining that you are.

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On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Rogers Arena at 800 Griffiths Way in the downtown area of Vancouver limo, our very own Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and superstar, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd. The upcoming sixth concert tour by the Canadian singer and songwriter, The Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour Phase I was popularly known because of the video  uploaded on YouTube account of The Weeknd  entitled “M A N I A.” The video was 12 minutes long and featured several new music videos for six songs that appeared on his album, Starboy. It was the premier album in over 80 countries within 24 hours of releasing Starboy.

 

Anyway, who is this Canadian superstar and philanthropist whose main inspirations are Michael Jackson, Prince, and R. Kelly? The only child of Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye, Ethiopian migrants to Canada in the 1980s born in Scarborough, Ontario, on 16 February 1990 now a district of Toronto. He was raised in a diversely multicultural neighborhood within the city of Scarborough. Like Surrey limo. His mother would work several jobs to augment the family, often as a nurse and caterer during his youth. His father later, his maternal grandmother prompting to care for him while he was young after his father abandoned the family. At age 11 he started smoking marijuana and then moved on to hard drugs. Describing his teenage years as “KIDS without the AIDS,” he would also shoplift from the local supermarket with his high school friend,. He attended West Hill Collegiate Institute and Birch Mount Park Collegiate Institute yet did not advance from either of these secondary schools. His stage name was, adopting the name “The Weeknd” as his stage name which is inspired by his high school dropout status after he and a friend left [school] one weekend and never came home. With a widening of R&B’s musical palette incorporates indie and electronic styles with his work and has been categorized with the alternative R&B tag (sometimes humorously referred to as PBR&B). While releasing his mixtapes online,  The Weeknd withheld his identity and maintained an enigmatic, shadowy persona. He has received praise from many musical artists such as veteran singer Babyface who spoke positively about him. No wonder  The Weeknd garnered eight Billboard Music Awards, nine Juno Awards, two American Music Awards, two Grammy  Awards and had been nominated for one Academy Award.

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Yoshiko Kanai: Bridging East and West with Colorful Thread

The mixed media art of Japanese artist Yoshiko Kanai is both a poignant tribute to traditional Japanese art and a beautiful expression of the many ways in which our global cultures intersect to create new and lovely themes and contextual meanings. Kanai’s art is unique, in that she uses acrylic paints on small wood pieces and then wraps them with threads to form a variety of visual effects. Each pattern contains its own visual connotation, inspired by nature and the modern world in both physical and metaphysical ways.

 

Although she studied and worked in the United States for decades, today Yoshiko Kanai lives and works in Yugawara, Japan. Her art, in a way, reflects this journey… inspired at once by an early 20th century NYC thread factory and Japanese artistic traditions. As the artist explains quite eloquently, “My work is a reflection of my life. It contains everything about myself in the present and the past strung through by a long piece of thread. Now, these beautiful threads will lead me to new creative possibilities.”

How to Discover the Greatest Books Ever Written

The majority people who are reading this article enjoy reading. Most people love to read and many have a strong passion to read. Abraham Lincoln loved to read and did everything he could to find whatever books he could read. Lincoln, as most people, put the Bible at the top of his reading list. The bibliophile is always on a quest to find the latest greatest book, or that hidden gem that is not readily available. Here are some ways to find the greatest books ever written; some may be closer than you think.

At the top of the list has to be the Bible. How many people do you know that actually read their Bible consistently? It is filled with the history of the world, and actually has information about our past, present and future. You can read it over and over again and each time, learn something new and inspiring.

Used book stores. There are multiple reasons to peruse through used book stores. Many times you will find books that are out of date, and cannot be found anywhere else. It may not be the latest or greatest, but it could become a valued book that you will treasure for a long time.

Sometimes libraries or other organizations will hold book sales. You may find yourself walking out carrying many books and paying pennies on the dollar. At these type of sales there is always an excitement in the air. There are usually many books to choose from and they are ridiculously inexpensive.

Traditional bookstores are still around, although unfortunately the number is dwindling. You will pay top dollar, unless you are buying something on sale, but you will find the latest books available. There are many to choose from, and bookstores are still an exciting place to visit. Some even have seats where you can sit down and read.

You never know what you will find at a garage sale or a flea market. People don’t normally shop these venues specifically for books, but you may find something special. That goes for music also. The book lover is always on the lookout, and a garage sale or flea market may hold that next great read.

And the last, but certainly not the least good place to find great books, is the internet. When we think about buying books on the internet, the first place we think of is Amazon. That is certainly the best place to buy new, as well as used books on the internet, but there are other places as well. There are many online bookstores and each one has its own appeal. There is even an online bookstore that only sells books that are self-published. That means that you would have a hard them finding them in a traditional bookstore, or even on Amazon. There are many great books, well written, very interesting, but are hard to find. With this latest information, your next greatest read may be just a click away.

How to get More Legitimate Reviews on Amazon

Self-published authors are always looking for inexpensive ways to improve their book marketing efforts. If you are on a limited budget, then your number one priority should be to focus on obtaining reviews on Amazon. In addition to book sales, positive reviews can help boost your standing in the Amazon sales ranking system, especially in the advanced search function that includes an “average customer review” option.

Additionally, once you receive 20 reviews and an average rating of four stars or better, you can potentially qualify for the marketing promotions available on BookBub and other author-friendly websites.

Reviews on Amazon are hard to acquire for new authors, so it’s important to grease the wheels and give yourself every advantage. It’s important to remember that friends and family may be reluctant to review your book publicly for fear of exposing their lack of writing skills. Instead, you may find more success tapping into social media and running book promotions to try and encourage review activity.

Many self-published writers groups on Facebook can serve as a forum to advertise your book and also solicit reviews. There is nothing morally or ethically wrong for two authors to agree to exchange honest reviews of their respective books. Using this method can help increase your review count and also establish mutually beneficial relationships with other self-published authors. It’s relatively easy to contact another author in a Facebook group.

Promotions are another way to receive reviews. If you run a free giveaway on Goodreads for example, you might try including a personal note asking the winner to give you a positive review if they enjoyed your book.

The Hidden Author was designed to harness the collective purchasing power of the self-published author community. As part of their membership agreement, author/members are required to provide four reviews of books listed on the website. Since these reviews are crafted by other authors, they tend to be well-written and professional. Since only author/members can submit reviews, readers can be assured of the authenticity of the review process.