Monthly Archives: March 2018

Bachelor spoilers 2014: Chris Harrison all but confirms who Juan Pablo picks

The Bachelor spoilers 2014 just keep coming! As we near Hometown dates, the Fantasy Suite episode and the finale itself, we can now say almost without a doubt that Reality Steve has been on-point with his information all season and is going to maintain this streak through the finale. (Yeah, yeah, he was wrong last time. We know.)

We believe he has the goods this year partially because franchise host Chris Harrison practically confirmed the Bachelor Season 18 spoilers surrounding Juan Pablo Galavis during a Feb. 19 media call!

Speaking specifically about Nikki Ferrell and Clare Crawley, Harrison told reporters, “And so it’s interesting. If they got to see that side of each other, which they will when they watch the show back. They’ll probably come to the ‘After the Final Rose’ show and say, ‘You know what? We were probably more similar than we thought.'”

Bachelor Spoilers 2014: Chris Harrison Confirms Nikki and Clare Are Juan Pablo’s Final Two…Oops!

Well, if Clare and Nikki are both present for the “After The Final Rose” filming, that means they pretty much had to have been the final two women in the competition. That’s how this thing works. All the other ladies, rejected previously during Season 18, will have their moment to cry, gripe, gossip or tell America ‘I have moved on and I’ve never been happier’ during the “Women Tell All” special that will air March 3 between Hometown/Fantasy Suite week (Feb. 24 and 25) and The Bachelor 2014 finale on March 10.

The hour-long “ATFR” special, which airs just after the finale wraps up, is only for Juan Pablo, the most recently-jilted bachelorette and the lady who actually won Juan Pablo’s heart. Or did she? Reality Steve has been saying for months Nikki is definitely the one who Juan Pablo picked on the Season 18 finale, but that there is major trouble in paradise. In a nutshell, Steve-O says home-girl is getting played.

Using Your Website to Build a Brand

Defining your brand as a company and creating a consistent branding message is a key part of marketing for any company, big or small. A brand is a symbol of your company, and as such should be represented throughout all marketing and promotional materials that you use to build your brand. Your company website is a building block of that branding process.

What’s in a Brand?

A good brand should be able to stand alone without an explanation. Big corporations spend millions of dollars on their branding campaigns so you know who they are simply by seeing their brand. What do you think of when you see a white and red target symbol? How about the golden arches? Those two branding symbols are a part of everyday life in America, and known to millions as the brand for Target stores and for MacDonald’s burger chain around the world. Even if you don’t have millions to spend on an advertising and branding campaign, you can still work to ensure that your branding message is clear throughout everything you do.

Building Your Brand Online

Whether it’s only through traditional media sources, or primarily online and through social media, the look and feel of your company should carry throughout your message. Hiring a professional web design company to help with this is a good idea. Keeping a consistent message through your website take a lot of time and effort, and having professional help allows you to focus on your business.

Be Consistent

Consistency cannot be overrated when building a brand. In fact, it’s essential. Websites should have consistent colors throughout that match the colors of the brand. Those colors reinforce the look and feel of the branding symbol. Target’s store website is primarily red and white colors. These are subtle things that the customer may not even realize is being influenced by. Any good professional web design company knows who to use appealing colors for your customers.

Use Your Logo

Use your logo as much as possible in your online ventures. Make sure your social media ventures also mimic your brand and logo design of your website. Decide on what size of logo is appropriate for your website, and keep that consistent throughout. Even if you don’t keep a professional web design company on permanent staff, these are tricks of the trade you should know in case you need to be the one to maintain your own website.

The 2014 Oscars red carpet fashion (Photos)

This year’s winners included newcomer Lupita Nyong’o who won for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in the movie “12 Years a Slave” and actor Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a transgender man in “The Dallas Buyers Club”.

One of the highlights of the night was when Twitter’s website went down because of too much traffic on the site due to Oscar’s host Ellen DeGeneres’s “selfie” . Ellen twitted a live “selfie” with some of the Hollywood stars at the show and the picture was retweeted more than 1 million times breaking Twitter’s record which was set by President Barack Obama after his re-election.

Another highlight of the night was when Ellen order pizza and gave it to the audience who happily accepted including Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt.

But let’s face it, we watch the Oscars because of the red carpet fashion. Hollywood stars look their best as they hope to win the coveted award.

Take a look at pictures of some of our favorite picks of the night in the slideshow and tell us which one is your favorite.

Boosting Sensuality in Women – Help Her Get Back in Gear

A partner with a healthy sensuality makes for a man with a happy male organ. But there may be extended periods of time when a woman’s drive may be in a lower gear than a man desires. Jumpstarting that drive is important for a couple’s emotional and intimate lives, and since good male organ health includes a proper amount of sensual activity, it’s also important for a guy’s overall health status.

What accounts for her decreased interest in intimacy?

There can be many reasons why a woman might not be “in the mood,” either short term or long term. For example:

  • Timing. Nature created woman to be more inclined toward sensual activity around the time that she is ovulating.
  • Estrogen levels. In addition to monthly fluctuations in hormones, sometimes general estrogen levels are too low. Not only does this affect desire, it can also affect the body’s ability to prepare itself for sensual activity; female tissue may become dryer with subnormal amounts of estrogen, making intimacy painful.
  • Medical reasons. Lack of iron or a poorly functioning thyroid can also have a major effect on a woman’s desire.
  • Emotions. Many believe that this is the biggest reason for a decrease of interest in sensuality for women, especially pre-menopausal women. Depression, stress, sorrow, grief, low self-esteem and a host of other emotions are not conducive to a positive sensuality.

What a guy can do

There are several things a man can do to help a woman recover her interest in intimacy:

  1. Talk about it. A man should gently raise the subject, perhaps by saying that he has noticed that she doesn’t seem as interested in intimacy lately as he does. Find out if she feels the same way and why she thinks this might be. If there might be a medical component, encourage her to consult with a doctor. If she feels there is a problem in the relationship, let her talk about it. Suggest couples therapy if that seems to be appropriate. If there are emotional issues, discuss ways to handle these emotions; this not only will help to restore her interest in intimacy but will make her a happier and emotionally healthier person all around.
  2. Assess himself. After this conversation, a man should take a good long look at himself to see how he might be impacting his partner. Is he neglecting to pay proper attention to her feelings? Does he only show increased interest in her when he wants some action? Is he “selfish” in bed, skipping appropriate foreplay or only reluctantly bringing her to pleasure if he finishes early?
  3. Take action. Guys need to act on the information they get from their partners. Depending on what he has been told, he might surprise her with a special romantic dinner; read that novel that she’s been reading so they can discuss it together; praise her for some of the everyday tasks that she thinks he doesn’t notice; do the grocery shopping or go with her to the store when she goes; send flowers; call her at work just to chat; take a shower with her before intimacy; extend the amount of time he spends kissing and cuddling before embarking on relations; tell her (and not just during intimacy) how attractive she is; talk dirty to her (but in terms that she finds appealing); or just hold hands when out together.

Each woman has different needs and desires, but the key to reigniting the fire is to pay attention to and appreciate her, and to let her know in a real and sincere way, through both words and actions, that she is desired, special and loved.

Increasing a mate’s sensuality can make for a happy male organ, but it can also lead to a sore one. Regular use of a first class male organ vitamin cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can take care of that problem. The best creams contain an ingredient like shea butter, a spectacular emollient that when combined with the hydrating power of vitamin E can provide tremendous soothing relief. Look for a cream that also contains vitamin C, which is valuable for its role in collagen production and male tissue firmness. A healthy, well-hydrated male organ that looks and feels appealing can also help to boost her interest in some bedroom playtime.

‘The Bachelor’ spoilers: Juan Pablo gets dumped in shocking end? Host confirms

Juan Pablo has had a rough season on “The Bachelor.” The sexy man started out being one of the most eligible bachelors in the world and is looking at his choices dumping him, before he could dump them. Spoilers for The Bachelor on February 24 are out and if viewers don’t want to know who dumps Pablo, now is the time to turn away. According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry on Sunday it’s quite a shock that Juan Pablo is dumped by Andi Dorfman. Juan Pablo didn’t look too sad about it though as the star of the reality show was seen at the Daytona 500 on Sunday smiling.

According to IB Times, on Monday night the fans will see the hometown reunions and one of the ladies will not be given a rose. That unfortunate female is Renee Oteri. After meeting the family and sharing a moment with the contestant, there seems to be little connection.

The three remaining contestants move on to St Lucia for the overnight and fantasy dates and that’s where Juan Pablo gets dumped by Andi Dorfman. Sadly, she doesn’t feel this relationship is right for her and after the hometown dates decide to call it off.

The Bachelor spoiler was also accidentally discussed by Chris Harrison in a news conference, being sly with his words, the host of the show actually tripped up and shared details that led everyone to believe it was Andi who dumped Juan Pablo.

Alcohol Addiction Facts ? Rehab

If you are suffering from an alcohol addiction, you are not alone. Alcoholism is a word that sometimes has negative social connotations, and just because a person drinks alcohol does not mean that they are an alcoholic. The amount of alcohol consumed varies greatly from person to person that develops alcoholism, and is also affected by genetic predisposition, and social and emotional health. Alcohol by definition is a disease that results from a persistent use of alcohol despite negative personal, emotional, financial, and professional consequences. Heavy alcohol use accompanied by dependence and symptoms of withdrawal, and the inability to recognize that every bad thing has been related to an alcohol addiction.

The sometimes uncontrollable urge to drink leads to constant preoccupation with the drug. Also leads to arrests for drunk driving and extra expenses for a good dui lawyer

According to numerous online sources, the most common substance of abuse resulting in dependence in patients presenting for treatment is alcohol. Overcoming an addiction to anything can be difficult, but there is help and hope available to people who want to stop drinking and get their lives back on track. The mind is more powerful than any drug, and to discover this is to truly be on the road to recovery. Addicts have to make a conscious choice to get and stay sober, one day at a time, and learn how to control the cravings. It’s not something that can be done alone, which is why there are treatment facilities all over the country, most of which are privately owned substance abuse recovery centers. The philosophy of AA or Alcoholics Anonymous has proven to be helpful to many alcoholics in their fight against alcohol addiction, and the program is often used as an adjunct treatment with other therapies, such as in an inpatient setting. AA also encourages communication with a sponsor to help guide the addict through the recovery process, and provide support while working through the program.

Learn more about effects of alcohol as well as alcohol facts and the truth about alcohol addiction and drunk driving. Some online literature discusses at length what drives alcohol addiction, detailing the effects of alcohol and describes some of the research being done to correct drinking problems. Alcohol continues to be the most greatly abused substance despite the wide-spread negative consequences. Even after public outbursts, divorce, loss of employment, revocation of driving privileges, and loss of life and limb, alcoholics continue to drink because it is so highly addicted in people who are predisposed to this disease. If you or someone you know is giving part of their life to alcohol, encourage them to get help. It may take a series of bad events to get the point across, and for many alcoholics, this is what it takes to see their illness in a different light.

‘Bachelor’ star Selma Alameri speaks out on dating Chris Harrison

“Bachelor” star Selma Alameri may not have found love with Sean Lowe on the show, but it sounds like some sources believe that she may have found support and love with the host of the show. Even though Chris Harrison has been linked to a few women, including Justin Bieber’s mother, it sounds like Alameri has no problem setting the record straight. According to a new Wetpaint Entertainment report published on Sept. 20, “Bachelor” star Selma Alameri is now speaking out on rumors that she had been dating the host of the show, Chris Harrison.

Apparently, Alameri and Harrison were spotted out together, which started the rumors. “Chris was introducing Selma as his girlfriend. They were very cute together and not taking their hands off each other,” a source told a magazine. However, she has no problem speaking out. “We happened to be at the same place but we were not together,” Alameri has revealed after hearing the stories about them dating. “He’s a good friend and a sexy guy, sure, but we are not dating.”

Of course, one can imagine that Harrison stays in contact with many of the women, so it isn’t surprising that he would be linked to the women on the show. Do you think Harrison and Alameri make a cute couple?

Teeth With Braces: Foods to Avoid

When wearing braces, it’s very important to know what kinds of foods to avoid. Foods containing sugar should be minimized, and other kinds of food particles and bacteria can get stuck behind the braces and lead to tooth decay.

Sticky Food

Any foods that will pull or get stuck in your braces are best to be avoided; that includes all types of chewing gum, gummy candies, caramels, fruit roll-ups and licorice.

Hard and Crunchy Food

Popcorn is especially troublesome because the bits, pieces and hulls slip into tiny crevices. Avoid hard candy, nuts, chewing on ice, corn on the cob, pretzels, hard cookies (unless you soften them with milk first) and hard or chewy crusts of any kind. If a food is overly crunchy when you bite into it, be cautious.

Hard Food Exceptions

You can still enjoy apples or pears, but you need to cut them into small pieces or wedges first–taking a bite without doing this can cause too much stress on your braces. You can eat raw carrots, too, but shred or grate them first.

Considerations

Brush and floss your teeth often. If you have a sugary snack, brush as soon as possible.

Warning

If you do not avoid foods that are inappropriate, you will spend a lot of extra time at the orthodontist. Damaged braces can lead to a longer treatment process.

Pickup Truck of the Year – 2014 Ram 1550

The 2014 Ram 1500 has been named pickup truck of the year by AutoBytel.com. Autobytel is dedicated to aiding consumers with research to find the information they need to make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing a new or used automobile. With more than 80 years of experience under their engine and hundreds of vehicles driven, AutoBytel makes informed choices based on innovation, design, and over all features.

For the third year in row, the editorial team at Autobytel chooses the Car of the Year, Truck of the Year, as well as winners in each individual segment. The team, led by Michelle Narajo, Editor-in-Chief of the automotive media company, said that the results are a combination of the best choices for shoppers in the 2014 model year.

As the most recognized pickup truck on the road, the Ram 1500 boasts fuel saving systems due to its fuel efficient 3.6 liter V-6 engine that delivers best in class fuel economy of 25 and 18 mpg in the city. The Ram 1500 boasts a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Other features of the pickup truck include thermal management and a stop-start system as well as pulse-width modulation. The aerodynamics of the truck include air and grille shutters. The 2014 model features a new EcoDiesel 3.0 liter engine that delivers unsurpassed torque and up to 9,200 pounds of towing capability.

Mike Febbo of Motor Trend says, “Our judges rated the EcoDiesel the highest in ease of towing as well,” and “as we established last year, the rest of Ram 1500 is class leading in just about every other respect,” according to this news article on AutoBytel.com.

Further, they ran a test-track evaluation designed to mimic the best and worst days a truck may face, including hauling and climbing hills and the 2014 Ram 1500 managed 15 MPG, the article explains.

Buyers can choose from three cab styles, three bed lengths, and 10 trim levels. In addition, each 2014 Ram 1500 can be optioned to include highlights such as heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry with push button starting, remote engine starting, a universal garage door opener, upgrades for the audio system, Uconnect 8,4 technology, navigation system, air suspension, reversing camera, and nicer wheels. Additionally, most Ram 1500s can be upgraded with a RamBox cargo-management system with storage bins integrated right into the truck’s bed.

For the second year in a row, the Ram 1500 has been voted pickup truck of the year by both Motor Trend and Autobytel. So what are you driving?

A Perfect Coat for Every Body

In cold weather, women rely more on outerwear to make a fashion statement. And although few women look like actress Marie Cotillard in a coat (pictured here) whatever your shape, there’s a style that will flatter you most. Also keep in mind that you may need more than one coat for the season. For example, if you’re wearing a dress and have exposed legs, a longer coat will keep you warmer. The same long coat, however, can look bulky with a heavy sweater and jeans.

Peacoat

Actress Gina Gershon sports a winter favorite here: the peacoat. “A peacoat flatters most full-figured and pear-shaped ladies,” said Jess Zaino, style producer for ABC’s “The Chew” and founder of Cheap Chic Shopping Tours. “They give structure to the shoulders and balance a thick waist and big hips.”

Trench

The classic trench, worn here by actress Dianna Agron, flatters all body shapes. “The sexy, fitted belt at the waist accentuates a super feminine, hourglass figure,” said Zaino. “If you’re petite, look for a hemline that hits above the knee to avoid looking smaller.”

Parka

Actress Ariel Winter looks trendy in this puffy blue parka. While it works on many shapes, note that the volume does add width to your frame. “Avoid a loose fit, which will leave you looking shapeless,” Zaino said. She also said that long parkas look best on taller women, so keep it cropped if you’re petite.

Cropped Fur Coat

“A cropped fur is so very Hollywood,” said Zaino, but she noted that it can be tricky to pull off for some sizes. Model Jessica White, who is tall and slim, wears it well. “Make sure the sleeves fit [so] as not to look childish and that the hemline hits at or above the waist to show off curves instead of hiding them.”

Cape Coat

Italian TV personality Miriam Leone is seen here wearing a vintage-inspired white cape. “Capes work on slight and curvy frames, petite and tall women, and will work even if you are between sizes,” said Zaino. She added that it’s an especially appropriate coat during transitional weather and works well as a layering piece.

Bracelet Sleeve

Notice how the sleeves on this coat stop at the elbow and show off what TV personality Kris Jenner is wearing underneath, hence the name “bracelet sleeve.” This coat is ideal for layering and perfect for climates that aren’t especially cold. Because of the extra volume, it looks best on tall and narrow frames.

Cropped Coat

“A short tweed style is the ultimate statement in luxury style,” noted Zaino. This type of light coat looks best on an athletic frame, like actress Maria Bello’s. Zaino suggested pairing it with chic heels and pearls for a sophisticated cold-weather ensemble.

Wrap Coat

“Like Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress, the wrap coat is universally flattering on all body types and sizes,” said Zaino. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looks polished, and her waist is accentuated. “The diagonal line formed by the classic coat’s closure slims and trims, while the belt at the waist gives a woman an ultra-feminine silhouette.”