Eurovision 2019 – Tel Aviv

The 64th song festival took place last week in Tel Aviv Israel. Eurovision is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the world’s most foremost alliance of public service media representing 117 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Forty one countries took part in the contest.  The winner was the Netherlands with song Arcade performed and written by Duncan Lawrence. Last year Israel won the contest and was chosen to be host for this year.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Has Come Back from the Dead

The great blues singer, crazy man, original shock-rock performer and the songwriter who penned the classic, “I Put A Spell on You” died in 2000. But, that was then, this is now, and jazz blues man Mike Armando, who was Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s guitarist in the 1970s, has recreated the legendary shows with a new group, appropriately called, The Resurrection of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Tribute Band. This show is an authentic re-creation and people attending will think they’re seeing Screamin’ Jay resurrected. Steve Frumkin of JWP Agency was so excited about the whole concept he took on the project and is now the projects booking agent for up & coming shows.

Madonna Visits the Kabballah City of Safed

Madonna arrived in Israel early this week to perform at the Eurovision Festival in Tel Aviv. After two back to back concerts, she wrapped her tour with a visit Thursday night to Safed tomb of the holy saint the Arizal. Many years ago she became interested in Kabbalah Jewish mysticism.

The Arizal Rabbi Isaac Luria lived in the city of Safed in the 1500s where he became famous as a teacher of Jewish Mysticism.  Safed is located near the village of Meron where is buried Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai the author of the Zohar. The Zohar was discovered in Spain in the 13th Century and dates back to the period in Jewish history shortly after the destruction of the second temple in Jerusalem about 70 CE.

Show Your Confidence with Body Language

Showing that you’re confident and comfortable with yourself is one of the best skills in life, whether you’re looking for a job, date, or success of any kind. Confidence really does start on the inside, so start by being self-aware and unafraid to simply be the man that you are. However, body language can help you demonstrate this confidence to others, and it can also help reinforce and build confidence within you. Here are some great ways to use body language to show you are confident:

Best Places to Wine, Dine and Get Caffeinated in Scotland

A perfect day starts with a good cup of coffee and ends with a smooth glass of wine…or something like that right? Traveling to a country like Scotland, with its endless mountain views and endless tourist destinations, can leave you quite disoriented. Make sure you’re starting the day right with the best cups of coffee, and ending the day on a light note with some of the best drinks around. Need dinner ideas along the way? That’s here too!

If you’re not sure where your travels will take you yet, there is a suggestion for each unique spot in both southern and northern Scotland.

Why is Seattle Buzzing About Plant-Based Foods?

Whether you identify as Paleo, Keto or just pure Carnivore, everyone at one time or another has eaten a vegetable. Chances are you felt better afterwards, but most of us don’t usually consider a plate full of plants a full meal, that is until lately.

The world seems to have fallen in love with vegetables again. In fact, here in Seattle we are gobbling them up, but not just any old veg. Sales of organic produce which saw a slump after an initial boom almost 10 years ago, are now skyrocketing again. Additionally, after a shaky start, online farm-direct delivery has recently found a strong foothold too, gloating often about their consistent and loyal customer-base, and plant-based food cafes and restaurants are no longer relegated to the daytime smoothie trade, and are fast becoming a repeat destination in the evening dinner restaurant culture.

A Summer Skin Masterclass

How are your summer vacation plans shaping up? Are you headed down the shore or the mountains, booking a music festival, or will a picnic in your favorite park on sunny weekends fill the dog days this year?

Whichever way you choose to spend them, summer days are spent outside, and with temperatures set to roar, stocking up on hats and sunscreen is fast becoming only half the story in the fight against aging and overexposure to UV rays. There is new science dawning on invigorating DNA damage, so for this Summer Skin Master Class, we need to dive in deeper… and go cellular.

A Trip to Israel May Change Your Life

The trip to Israel is called by many people Pilgrimage.  Israel and Jerusalem are connected to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  There are many things to do before Pilgrimage spiritual preparations for the journey.  After making these preparation, while making these preparations the time may come to book a ticket with a specific route.

There is a goal in Judaism to rebuild the holy temple in Jerusalem.  What remains from the Holy Temple is just a wall called the Wailing Wall and in the back of this wall is a mosque where is claimed to be the rock of foundation of the temple and the place of ascension of Mohammed.

The Rebirth of New Orleans

As a Louisiana native, I watched in shock and disbelief as New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. That tragedy hit close to home, as I was born 50 miles from there.

I hadn’t been back to the Big Easy since then and was eager to see how far the city has come along in its efforts to rebuild. So I took a trip in mid-May and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.

How to Save 2 Hours a Week on Campus by Doing Laundry

The average Joe might figure out how to be efficient doing their laundry, but you can take it up a notch and actually add 2 or more hours to your week if you do it right. They key is to multitask your homework at the same time. Many experts will tell you that multitasking is bad, but they’re wrong. As long as you do it right. Especially when you’re a college student managing a mundane chore like laundry along with a huge pile of homework to do. So let’s get to it, this is how to make your multitasking work:

Hip-Hop Gave Me Purpose — Now It Helps My Students Find Their Voice

Some time ago, I began wondering what the point of life was. Looking inward was something I struggled with, and I didn’t feel well supported. When I sat in my chair, bumping hip-hop music, feeling depression while my child cried, I believed at the time my life was going to be mediocre.

I became a father as a teenager, and to manage my psychological pain I began to write my feelings down in a small notebook that walked with me everywhere I went. Tupac Shakur became my first mentor and teacher. He gave me access to passion and vision that would help me heal and work through my mental health issues. I would often find myself listening to 2Pac and writing my rage on each sheet of paper that would accept my ink.

Ways to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

Your health is a beautiful but intrinsically complex machine, one cog out of order can have a cascading ill effect. Here are four areas to look at when trying to improve your mental and physical health.

Exercise

Your body is full of muscles that need to be trained to work optimally. According to the Mayo Clinic, a person should get just over two hours of aerobic activity a week. 30 minutes of running or speed walking should suffice.

Avengers Endgame: Why Captain America Made THAT Decision; All the Time Travel References in Endgame

***WARNING: SPOILER ALERT***

Captain America is technically over 100 years old and still looks like he is in his 30s. This is mainly due to the fact that he was frozen for 70 years. When he was revived, he has lost almost all of his family. Peggy Carter is old and in her death bed. Bucky is missing. Captain America eventually finds Bucky alive in events of Captain America Winter Soldier. In Avengers: Endgame, he and the remaining avengers had to go back to the past to collect the Infinity Stones to fight Thanos. When he went back to 1970s to collect the Tesseract and Pym particles, he sees agent Peggy Carter. He realized that there is a possibility for him to have the life he always wanted.

The Differently-abled Ones Are In Our Society

On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated. The reason to indicate this day in the calendar is to raise awareness among the population about the specific needs of people with disabilities and to guarantee among all the active participation in society of these people who represent 15% of the world population. Because fighting for the rights and integration of people with disabilities is everyone’s business.

New Trends for Smart Homes and Buildings

Recent innovations and use of data has done a lot to make construction more efficient. New technologies like modular building, augmented reality, robots, drones, and artificial intelligence have helped to inspire new construction methods, many of which have resulted in energy savings as well! Here are some of the newest smart home solutions trending, that you might be able to incorporate into your next energy efficient building project:

How to Read the Laundry Symbols on Clothing Tags

So, it’s your first day in the dorms and you spill some coffee on your favorite shirt. Your stomach drops (and swear words fly out of your mouth) because you realize you have at least two more weeks before you’re scheduled to go home (where mom’s gonna help you with your laundry).

Which means… <duhn, duhn, duhn> …you now have to do a load of laundry on your own! You make the trek down to the laundry room with your basket of clothes, soap and quarters in hand, and pull out your shirt, and you actually look at that tag on the collar for the first time in your life. You don’t want to screw this up, it’s your favorite one!

TAKE THIS SURVEY: We Can All Do More to Save Our Planet

When asked about ways to be environmentally-friendly, most people immediately respond, “Well, I recycle!” There’s a lot more to living an eco-friendly lifestyle beyond recycling. Moreover, only a very small fraction of what we designate for recycling, actually gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills. The National Geographic estimates that 91% of plastic is not recycled and ends up in landfills and our oceans.

7 Items to Keep Out of the Laundry Room

It might seem that you can wash just about anything, but many items will actually prevent your other clothing items from getting clean, or worse will damage the machine – or your clothing – beyond repair. Here’s some of the things you should keep out of laundry room:

Shoes

Most people think they can throw their shoes – especially their running shoes – in the wash. Don’t do it! Most running shoes will shrink, and they could even damage the interior of the machine. Plus the laces often get caught or wrapped around other clothing that prevents other items from truly getting clean. If you have some white canvas tennis shoes, those are pretty safe, just make sure to take the laces out first.

Four Cheap Ways to Keep the Inside of Your Car Clean

Aside from the practical considerations of how well your car runs, the level of comfort it affords you behind the wheel is also important.

Since we tend to spend large amounts of time in our vehicles commuting to work, running errands and getting around, the overall cleanliness of a car’s interior matters quite a bit.

Here are a few simple, inexpensive steps you can take to keep the inside of your used car as clean as possible.

Why 24-Hr Bathrooms Help Keep the City Healthy

Access to safe public restrooms are vital to a city’s cleanliness and health. The bottom line is that any city is full of people, and people need bathrooms! And if there isn’t access to bathrooms, then people will be forced to find other places to go. Whether that’s the Starbucks on the corner, or literally on the street corner. Here are just more reasons why restrooms that are available 24-hours a day, like The Portland Loo, are so important to a city’s health:

Mission Trips to Help the Victims of Natural Disasters

Natural disasters and tragedies can hit us at any time. After the earthquake hit the country of Nicaragua in 2016, a 13-year-old was seriously injured when the earthquake buried her and her family under her house. Only she was still alive when help finally arrived. Nobody knows what she was thinking in those days of waiting when she lost everything. When she was found by the rescuers, she remained silent. She could only speak one word: “Rebecca.” Her name, her identity – and the only thing that the girl has from her life before the disaster.

Things You Might See on the Sidewalks of Portland

We’re proud that we were able to work with Portland City staff and officials to develop The Portland Loo, which is the name of the freestanding restrooms you can see on some of Portland’s busiest sidewalks. Of course our sustainably-minded city loves the off-grid solar-powered components! These and other features helped the city get their first patent for the design, which was devised to discourage crime with graffiti-proof wall panels and open grating. They look pretty sleek and modern too, even though the first one was installed over 10 years ago! Since then, Portland has become pretty famous for many more things you’ll likely find on its sidewalks:

Top 5 Sacred Spaces of South America

When it comes to South America the question is never “Where do I go?” but rather “How much time do I have?” From ancient ruins to modern day sacred temples, South America’s history and culture is embedded onto its landscape. Unless you’re planning to move to this region for some time then you probably won’t hit all the sites in one trip. Make the best of your travels to South America and make sure to visit these must see sacred spaces while you’re there.

Making Bridesmaids Standout, While Highlighting the Bride

The saying goes “happy wife happy life,” but before the wedding bells ring the real truth is “happy bridal party happy bride” (hopefully the reality of this statement compensates for the lack of rhyme). A bridal party can be quite the hassle at times. They’re trying to help you have your best day without also breaking the bank, so the stress in the group can get a little heated at times. However, making your brides feel special in the wedding is a key ingredient to any good group dynamic. But let’s not remember that at the end of the day, it is about you!

The 2019 Internet Dictionary

Each generation has its own unique, and sometimes bizarre, lingo it uses. Today, youngsters are taking to the internet and generating new and strange words and phrases at a rapid rate. Let’s explore each term and its meaning in alphabetical order.

AF: standing for ‘as fu*k’, used for emphasis, as in “I am happy AF.”

Bruv: slang for ‘brother’, and often said between friends. “What’s up, bruv?”

The Evil Eye: Superstition or Reality?

When things are going good in your life in health, livelihood and family. When there is peace in your life and in your land, remember always to think positive that times will not change and things will even improve. If you’re conversing with a friend and telling him about your success don’t forget to say “without harm from the evil eye” as is the custom amongst Jews. If you are a Christian it may be good for you to cross your fingers. The fear of the evil eye is written in all ancient scriptures.

The Secret to Every Victory is Hidden in BJJ

Nobody is exempt from problems. Falling is part of the path of life, but success lies in knowing how to get up. For that, many times we need someone to reach out to us when we really have reached the bottom. Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, people, who have immersed in social conflicts of various kinds, can find a way to defend themselves from the problems and make their lives better.

Was It Really a Bad Day?

Was it really a bad day? it’s an interesting question, because why would we say it if it wasn’t true? We all want to have good days. It’s just not that cut and dry though. So many times, I’ve discovered that what I thought was a bad day, was a good day with difficult or bad moments. Sometimes it seems like there were more bad moments than good ones, but was it really a bad day?

National Making The First Move Day®

As one who endured years of bullying for being “different” and criminal victimization, Greshun De Bouse knows firsthand how psychologically and physiologically debilitating bullying can be. It had reduced her to a stagnant couch potato-the exact opposite of who she really is.  With her prevailing compassion for others despite her own circumstances, she knew something had to be done!

Conscious, Subsconcious, Parapsychology

Psychologists recognize that there are two levels of consciousness which are conscious level and subconscious. Psychologists work in treating people with speech which is on the conscious level. On the conscious level there is intellect and speech. Through interaction and communication between the psychologist and the patient, he/she is opened on the intellectual level to recognize his/her problems and to solve them. The results are not accomplished in one treatment.

Lions, Tigers, & Bears Oh My! Exotic Pet Ownership is Soaring

Owning exotic animals has become a popular trend over the last decade or so, as people have yearned for something different in a house pet besides the traditional cats or dogs. Small mammals, reptiles, or birds make great pets for smaller living spaces since they require very little space. Certain exotic animals are also the ideal pets for anyone who suffers from pet allergies.

Which Fabrics Are Good for Sewing Kids Cloth?

Are you browsing online shops and don’t know how to pick out a fabric for sewing kids cloth? This article will talk about what to consider when buying sewing fabric for children’s clothes.

Children skin is usually sensitive and tender and easily subceptible to allergy. And they love to play everywhere and don’t care about their clothes. So the kids fabric should be anti-allergen, soft but durable, and easy to clean.

Toxic Friendships: When Enough is Enough, How to Move On and Feel Like Yourself Again

You can have a long-lasting friendship, one that has years of history built up, but when is it time to see that your friendship is crumbling, and has been for a while? It is easy and more comfortable to stick with someone who knows you inside and out, from high school on to adult life, but it gets harder when you examine every part of the friendship, looking at the give and take of it all and who gave more while the other took.

The United States Imposed Laws on Bullies, But is That Enough?

We have all heard news stories on kids bullying other kids in school, on the playground, and at school events, but rarely do we hear school officials, government legislators, or other officials mention the need for laws to ensure children are not bullied. Adults have workplace laws that protect them from bullying, or as we call it harassment and discrimination.

What is the Best/Strongest Numbing Cream? A Guide to Healthier Pain Relief & Numb-ification

Looking for the Best/Strongest Numbing or Pain Relief Cream, Gel or Spray

Most of us don’t have a high pain tolerance, and for those who do, why go there if you don’t have to? You might be getting ready for bikini season with a Brazilian wax, getting a tax refund, a tattoo, or maybe just getting that navel piercing you’ve wanted since you were 14. In any case, selecting a strong numbing product to reduce that pain level is your best bet for a pleasant experience. Today we are going to talk a little bit about lidocaine, and some of the ups and downs of many of the products on the market.

What Happen to the Greatness of Sports Movies?

As a kid growing up in the 90’s I was blessed to witness some of the greatest things pop culture had to offer us. In my opinion, the 90’s generation got to experience some of the best music, style, tv shows, and movies. If you clicked on this article you most likely feel the same way but in the current generation of movies filled with superheroes (which I love), remakes, or spinoffs.

Exzavier Whitley’s Upcoming 2019 Releases

Recently Denver Singer-Songwriter Exzavier Whitley has been building up a huge catalogue with music, recording for two albums and lyric videos as well as managing his self owned label Onethrone Productions LLC. This year he releases a new alternative version track on SoundCloud titled “Keeps Me Awake” and a brand new video that drops this year. Also releasing brand new Onethrone Productions LLC clothing and gaming channel,and a brand new lyric video and track “Another Day Goes By”dropping the second week of February. A lot of content coming from Exzavier in 2019 and you don’t want to miss this!

Tips to Increase Bone Strength Naturally

The health of bone is more important in our all stages of life. They protect our inner organs from injury and store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous to keep our bone strong and release them into the body when we need them for other uses. Now a days most of the people suffering from joint pain like arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. So, it’s never too early to start your lifestyle habits that can help to build and maintain your strong bones.

Here are some tips to strengthen your bone naturally: