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  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sorting Hat Quiz

    Sort these B99 characters into the correct Hogwarts House!

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    How Do You Look After Your Mental Health When Everything Goes To Shit?

    Let's be real, we all need a bit of a break right now.

  • Fight Like The Atomic Blonde By Activekm.co.uk

    Anna Surowiec, an expert on women self-defence noted that women can learn essential lessons about self-protection from actress CharlizeTheron in her new movie, ‘Atomic Blond.’ Building on what the actress portrayed in her role, Anna has released her Top Tips for women’s self-defence. The phrase ‘like a girl’ has a negative connotation. ‘Run like a girl’ brings to mind a girl tripping and flailing her arms about and to ‘fight like a girl’ is an insult especially used among men and boys. No one who has seen Theron in her ‘Atomic Blonde’ role would deny that she fights like a girl and yet she’s well-able to protect herself. Theron’s character Lorraine doesn’t pretend that a woman of her size would be able to defeat large, similarly trained men with brute force alone. Theron’s example is helping girls and women to become more empowered and embrace their strengths. Anna is a self-defence expert and owner of the largest KravMagaschool in Gloucestershire. To help girls and women of all ages, she’s elaborating on the valuable self-defence tips that can be taken away from ‘Atomic Blonde’. 1. Don’t play by his rules An average man has much more upper body strength than a woman. You will definitely lose if you try to fight on the attacker’s terms. Utilize techniques that he’s not expecting. A swift kick to the groin can incapacitate long enough for you to run away. If you can’t run, follow the kick with a blow by a strong knee and an elbow. That will improve your chances of winning. Any situation that requires a woman to defend herself against a man isn’t a fair fight. It’s more like a lion attacking the weakest calf in a herd. To outsmart the lion, unconventional tactics are required for an unexpected attack. 2. Use the strongest, natural weapons If you try to use your fists you will only succeed in injuring yourself and run the risk of breaking the knuckles or wrists. Use the heels of the hands and elbows to strike, the legs to kick, and knees to deliver strong attacks. 3. Be aggressive Women are taught that to be a lady they must be non-aggressive, but science has proven that from anger comes power – or even superpower. Thoughts directly influence production of hormones in the body, one of which is adrenaline that prepares the body for an emergency. It increases strength; protects the body from pain by temporary blocking the receptors; increases the heart rate; raises energy levels by releasing sugar into the bloodstream; and sharpens the senses. ‘During our ‘Fight like the Atomic Blonde’ self-defence workshop, we teach ladies how to tap into the power of adrenaline,’ said Anna. ‘Learning to control your emotional state and using the adrenaline rush to your advantage is incredibly empowering.’ 4. Hit where it hurts When you experience the shock of an assault, there’s no time to think about pressure points. Under stress, people can even forget their own name, not to mention some detailed points, which are very hard to find even when they’re calm. Think – ‘face and groin’ and attack these two with the strongest weapons. 5. Learn to generate power Learning to punch perfectly requires two things: interest and lots of time. Most women have none of these, but they have the tools to generate that power. Think about a punch in terms of a fast push. Just use the heel of the hand to quickly push the opponent - ideally in the nose – and use the entire weight of the body to deliver the blow. 6. Be ready to hit the ground Women don’t realise that the ground is where they’re most likely to end up when facing an attacker. Many women will lose their balance and fall to the ground when trying to defend themselves or they’ll be pulled, tackled or thrown by the bad guy. Expect this to happen and if it does, be ready to kick again and again as fast and as strongly as possible. 7. Trust the sixth sense – intuition Women constantly receive visual and audio information from their sixth sense that warns them that something isn’t right. Sometimes it’s just a weird feeling in the gut that makes them feel uncomfortable. Just as every animal is born with survival instincts, humans also have the ability to add judgment and everyday experience to their base intuition. The problem is that if the feeling can’t be explained or rationalized in a logical way, we tend to chalk it up to paranoia. By trusting our intuition, we will be able to learn the difference between real fear and worry. Don’t try to second guess. It’s better to be safe than ignore natural instincts and become the victim of a violent crime. 8. Use the environment The way a person sees an object determines how they can use it. A handbag makes an excellent shield that can stop or deflect a strong blow and keys can be used to stab and jab. Unfortunately, under stress people aren’t able to think in a creative way so consider options before something happens. Women need to ask themselves how they can use the environment to their advantage. Lessons from the ‘Atomic Blond’ At one point in a long fight scene, the Atomic Blonde struggles to push herself off the ground, and then reaches for the closest household object in her vicinity to bash a bad guy’s head in. If using common objects is good for a trained MI6 agent, it’s an excellent solution for every other woman. In a perfect world, women wouldn’t have to protect themselves from robberies or sexual assaults, but until that world materializes each woman must do what they must to prevent themselves from becoming a victim or another statistic. Learning self-defence is a wise move for women and girls of all ages. The examples demonstrated by the ‘Atomic Blonde’ are practical lessons for all women and those self-defence techniques are taught at Active KravMaga. Media Contact Anna Surowiec Managing Director – Active KravMaga Phone: 07523034572 Email: Anna@activekravmaga.co.uk Website: www.activekravmaga.co.uk

  • World Orang-Utan Day (19 August)

    It's World Orang-utan Day on 19th August! Take this quiz and we'll tell you if you are a King or not based on how much you know about orang-utan! And you can 'visit' orang-utans in Singapore by going to the Into The Wild exhibit (it's free!) at ArtScience Museum. Book your devices at intothewild.sg!

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  • Top 7 Destination Weddings

    Nowadays, destination weddings are more and more popular. Many couples tend to choose another country or anther area for their dreamy wedding. Wear suitable beach wedding dress and enjoy your wedding. It is definitely very romantic and unforgettable. Today I will introduce 7 beautiful and wonderful destination weddings. Take note of where you would like to go. I believe that you will have a perfect wedding.

  • Health Benefits Of Matcha Tea

    Matcha tea is prepared by obtaining the leaves of Camellia sinensis plant similar to green tea but the basic difference between two tea types is the process of growing the plant. Matcha green tea bushes are covered from direct sunlight and are kept in shadow for 20-30 days before harvesting. This method is then responsible for an increased amount of chlorophyll which makes it very beneficial for health. The numerous health benefits of Matcha tea are mentioned below:

  • World Orang-Utan Day (19 August)

    It's World Orang-utan Day on 19th August! Take this quiz and we'll tell you if you are a King or not based on how much you know about orang-utan! And you can 'visit' orang-utans in Singapore by going to the Into The Wild exhibit (it's free!) at ArtScience Museum. Book your devices at intothewild.sg!

    Ira
  • 6 Crucial Reasons Mental Health Is Important For A Healthy Life

    Your mental health is all about what you think and do with your life. It also includes your approach to physiological, genetic, environmental and psychological factors because they have a profound impact on your overall mental development on the whole.

  • The People Walker In The Press

    Lots of people have been talking about The People Walker in the last year.

  • 10 Reasons You Don’t Need A Summer Holiday When You Live In Bournemouth

    If you’re too skint to head somewhere exotic this summer, don’t worry. Everything you need for a great British holiday (and, yes, that includes rainproof activities) is right on your doorstep in beautiful Bournemouth…

  • Re-Cast 'Friends' And We Will Tell You Which Secondary Character You Are

    If you think Steve Buscemi would make a better Ross, does that make you a Gunther?

  • FIXED BLADES, STRAIGHT KNIVES: SQUARE DEALS

    Fixed blade knives, as we all know, are the full-bodied cousins of the obedient multi-tasking folders, and are capable of handling anything from everyday chores to demands of the wilderness. Also known as straight knives, with no moving parts, these incredibly fitted and fixed blades possess robustness and lend you a command that make them must-haves for all purposes- hunting and fishing trips, throwing adventures, camping activities, military practices, self-defense equipment, and most importantly, survival.

  • BOLLYWOOD CELEBS THAT RAISED THEIR VOICE FOR SOCIAL ISSUES

    Bollywood celebs are full of controversies. Generally, their statements are controversial. But do you know besides these, many celebs are following their responsibilities towards society? They know their role towards society. Thinking how? They are raising their voices against social issues. Let’s see which celebs have raised voice against which social issues?

  • 5 Crazy Delicious Gluten Free Energy Bites

    When that afternoon energy slump hits, let's be honest, you want a little something sweet right? But we all know that too much sugar depletes your energy. Having a snack that is healthy and gives you a boost is crucial. These 10 incredible energy bite recipes are easy to take to work, school or on a picnic!

  • Make Lots Of Money When Considering Binary Options Trading

    In finance, a binary option refers to an option where the payoff is either a specific amount of a certain asset or nothing at all. It's called a binary option seeing as there are just two outcomes possible. This contract can be called an all-or-nothing, fixed return, or digital option. You'll find two types available - the cash-or-nothing option and the asset-or-nothing option. With the former, you get paid a fixed amount if it expires in the money. In contrast, the latter pays the value of the underlying assets. How does binary options trading work? Binary options trading works this way. Rather than buying or selling assets, you're going to be asked to put a "wager" on how a selected stock or market will move. For instance, if you think a certain commodity will be higher at a particular period, you place a trade under a "call option." For those who believe otherwise, you trade under a "put option." What goes on after I invest in options trading? It would depend on the platform you choose. With a regular option, you will find there's specific waiting period before the trade contract can start. You will also have to wait for the payout date as this might be set for several days later. Binary options trading are very different. A person might start a trade contract far more quickly and set this against an hour's time. For instance, a contract could start at 12 noon and run out an hour later. The profit to be attained would depend on what platform you're looking at. Regular option trade profit will hinge on the quantity of the asset traded. Binary option investors are not impacted by such price movements. This is because contracts would depend entirely on if the asset went up passed or fell below the original contract price. Which is the practical investment choice? It merely is dependent upon what kind of investor you are. You will find most people trading regular options as it allows them to exercise their analytical skills. If you love following the latest market updates, this might be for you. Binary option works best profit calculator for binary options individuals who are not as concerned with price movements or market behaviour. Traders who do this will not need to worry about the amounts they get. The trading approach here is simpler and a lot more direct. Investors are aware of the amount they're getting whenever they enter a trade. Still unsure about which investment to choose? Talk with seasoned investors or financial experts. These are the people who could help you along the way. Studying each option will also enable you to determine the best investment for your money. Read all you could on binary options trading. There are many of success stories about those who made money using this investment. With the world becoming a volatile place, it is easy to understand why people turn to binary options trading. They want to have as many eggs in their basket. Harvesting the rewards from this kind of trading lets you have a fallback. This is ideal in the event you get sick or fall into bankruptcy.

  • This Is Why You Should Intern Abroad At Least Once In Your Life

    Internship Abroad is an opportunity which helps us to stand out in front of line. After finishing high school or graduating university we tend to find a path which will helps us to land our dream job. If you are in confusion what to do and how to achieve a successful career then I recommend you to get internship abroad experience and proudly add on your resume. Working as an intern in new country with new challenges like language and culture, helps us to break out from our comfort zone. When we push the boundaries and explore what we are cable of, we find the ourselves in next level. To share better idea about Internship Abroad, I interview “Dallas Boyd” Global Internship Manager at Internship Abroad HQ.

  • Which Member Of Exec Are You?

    have you ever wondered which member of Chi O exec you are? You probably haven't but take this quiz anyway!!!

  • A Planned City

    The city whose name originated from a song, soon became one of the most prosperous cities of Paraná.

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  • Some Random Things I’ve Learned In The Past 12 Months

    It was my first year in San Francisco, my first full year out of school, my first year renting, and my first year working. So here’s some stuff I have learned in that time.

  • Build A Library And We'll Tell You What Rom Com To Watch

    Because you can never have enough ways to procrastinate

  • Why People Are Going Crazy Over Underground NZ Music

    The rising trend of people searching for unknown musicians and artists has lead to a clear favorite when it comes to global tastes.