How to do Florence in 48 hours

Word Count: 1696 Summary: You have just arrived in the Renaissance capital of the art world with a couple of days to spare, so where do you go and what highlights can you see in such a short time? This is the guide for you to get the maximum out of a short stay in Florence. Keywords: Italy, Florence, travel, tourism, guide, city guide, backpacking, duomo, ponte vecchio Article Body: You have just arrived in the Renaissance capital of the art world with a couple of days to spare, so where do you go and what highlights can you see in such a short time? This is the guide for you to get the maximum out of a short stay …

How A Simple Golf Stretch Can Add 20 Yards To Your Drives

To quickly improve your golf, stretch your golf muscles regularly! What’s the difference between a “golf stretch” and an everyday stretch? The answer to this question may be your missling link to a great game and years of enjoyment instead of frustration and weak attempts at quitting the game. I know…you’ve considered it! I’ve been there many times. But the bottom line…we keep coming back! So to end the years of frustration and quickly transform your game, you need to do golf stretches daily. Yes, that’s right…daily! It will only take you a few minutes to get them done, but the improvement in your game will be quick and dramatic. The return on this investment (of time) is well worth …

Kangaroo Island – An Australian Island Paradise

Kangaroo Island has been described as one of earth’s last unspoilt island refuges, and with very good reason. This idyllic island located off the coast of South Australian is an idyllic tour destination for those seeking sun, surf, and everything that goes with them, including swimming, fishing, sailing and scuba-diving. Islands are almost always special places … isolation, solitude, the ocean … just think of places like the West Indies, Hawaii, the Maldives, all of which have unique characteristics and special natural environments that have evolved through thousands of years of isolation. Australia ‘s Kangaroo Island is no exception. Kangaroo Island is about seven times the size of Singapore and around 155 kilometres in length, with the town of Kingscote …

Laying Rubber on the Georgia Asphalt, by Kelley Thompson

The state of Georgia cannot be defined by one of its cities or by a unifying history or even by a globalized present. Its regions are uniquely particular, separated by more than just miles. Atlanta Metro and North Atlanta is Georgia hub, and one of the few capitals which can boast that distinction. The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is a beautiful educational facility dedicated to educating the youth of today about the reality of MLKs time as a civil rights activist. With movies, exhibits and Kings Nobel Peace Prize on display, the center is more a sanctuary dedicated to the energy and friction of the time than merely the resting site of a great man. Next door …

7 Killer Ways To Beat Jet Lag

When you’re headed out on a vacation or business trip the last thing you need is to feel tired or run down. But with these seven tips to beat jet lag, you’re sure to stay alert and ready for your entire trip. Keep it the same When you’re not traveling for long, you can usually avoid jet lag by sticking to your normal routine. Keep your watch set to your ‘home’ time and just do what you’d normally do at home—eating, sleeping, exercise, etc. Your body won’t even notice the time chance when you do this, and it will readjust without any problems on the way back. Sleep like a baby When you’re traveling out of your normal time zone, …

5-hour Energy Drinks For That Needed Boost Of Energy

5-hour energy drinks are not like all the other energy drinks that are out in the market. For once, you cannot drink them whenever you feel you want to. This is one of the biggest factor that differentiates 5-hour energy drinks from the rest. The makers of 5-hour energy drinks only have one purpose in mind when they created this kind of beverage. That is to give an instant supply of energy that you will need to get through the day. It might be because you have tons of work that needs all your physical strength or those athletes that are preparing for a game or competition. These are mostly the people who take advantage of 5-hour energy drinks. There …

5 Tips On Shaolin Kung Fu Exercises

It was Michael Tyson’s second day at our Kung-Fu school and I took a hard look at him. He was built like King Kong, was as hairy as King Kong, sported Mr. T’s hairstyle, but he had Oprah Winfrey’s puckered lips and Michael Jackson’s kohl-lined eyes. This made me a wee bit suspicious of his intentions, but I was in full concentration mode as I began teaching him some basic Shaolin Kung Fu tips. “Tyson, in Shaolin Kung Fu, the Chi (breath) must unite with the Li (force). Do not lose focus, because the brain must coordinate with the heart, the heart must coordinate with the mind and the mind must dictate the way you breathe. Persevere and you will …

5 Holiday Survival Tips For Retirees

The holiday season can be exciting and fun, but it can also be exhausting or lonely for some. Retirees need to keep in mind some simple but helpful tips for making the season more enjoyable and less stressful. 1.Keep your focus on the reason for the season. The holiday season – no matter what your religious faith – is a time of celebration and spiritual refreshment. The beginning of a new year can be a time of new commitments, new beginnings and new opportunities. The season offers a reminder and a chance to reorder our priorities and make the most of each day. Adjusting our perspective in light of spiritual teachings can bring brightness and hope into our daily lives …

A Closer Look At Tiger Woods Golf Swing

Golfers didn’t used to focus so much on fitness as part of their golf training. It seemed unnecessary to spend your time doing stretches and exercises that worked out parts of the body that weren’t “golf-specific.” Then, along came a 20-year-old kid who blew all these old golfers out of the water, hitting 180 mph balls off the tee. The era of Tiger Woods had come. Suddenly everyone wanted to unlock the secrets of the Tiger Woods golf swing. It was obvious he had a different way of going about things, and eventually this young golfer would change the way we train and play. There’s more than just the mechanics of the swing. Let’s take a look at what makes …

Is the Chipko Movement Towards Forest Appraisal

“Let us protect and plant the trees Go awaken the villages And drive away the axemen.” – Ghanshyam Sailani The forests of India are the unique resources for the survival of the rural people of India which were exploited greatly for commerce and industry. The Chipko Movement of India taken birth in Himalayan foothills gained great significance throughout the world’s environmentalist circles for its successful efforts against deforestation. Chipko, which means literally “to embrace” has spread to many other parts of India and has drawn worldwide attention for its resourceful efforts to fight against deforestation and thereby protecting ecology and society. Women played a unique role in making success of the Chipko Movement because they being the dependents on the …

How To Write An Authentic Martial Arts Fight Scene

Most fight scenes rely heavily upon the vague, and somewhat inaccurate, public perceptions of how martial artists would utilize their skills in a real fight. That is an unfortunate limitation, because the most interesting aspect of the martial arts is what goes on inside the mind of the fighter. That is where the most compelling part of the story truly lies. It’s what needs to be told. Authenticity is the Polestar Authenticity is the polestar. An author must always know the subject, and if the subject is the martial arts, that means keeping a few basics in mind. First, there is no such thing as one martial art. Instead, there is an amalgam of thousands of both popular and obscure …

Blast Your Bench Press Through The Roof: How To Do It!

“7 Tips To Help You Power Up On The Bench Press” Let’s face it, we all want a big bench press. There is something magical about the bench press. It’s the feeling you get when you pump the chest, deltoid, and triceps up, working the weight up and down. There’s no other feeling like preparing for a large bench press, getting your mind and body ready, lying down on the bench and wrapping your fingers slowly around the cold Olympic bar. As you look at the shiny chrome bar, you concentrate only on the weight, you hear nothing else but the sound of your own breathing. You feel strong. You have to love that feeling!! With that being said, I …

Aito’s 10 Top Ski Resorts

Working for AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators for those who don’t know) has some unusual benefits, the most exciting of these is the in depth specialist knowledge that our members can offer. In the field of ski holidays, for example, we represent over 30 independent tour operators who deal predominantly in ski packages and winter sports – that’s a lot of knowledge that I have ready access to. And from dipping into this resource, I’ve been able to compile a concise list of ten ski resorts that 10 of our members endorse on their websites. The immense combined expertise these ski operators boast means that I, despite not being a huge winter sports buff, feel confident to take …

Shark Fishing: A New Found Addiction

Shark Fishing From the Beach It is a well known fact that during summertime Sharks move from the deeper waters offshore into inland waterways and beaches. Why do they do this? Well the Sharks seek warmer shallow waters to carry out mating rituals and to either lay eggs or give live birth. So why is this important? It is very important if you are interested in swimming or in landing huge fish from the bank. There is no other type of fishing (that I know of) where the angler has an exceptional chance of hooking on to a 500lb plus fish while fishing from the bank. Living near the Gulf of Mexico during my youth my family would take at …

3 Health Benefits of Bowling: Tone Those Muscles and Make a Strike!

Word Count: 417 Summary: Among the many sports that man has ever played, perhaps, bowling is the most popular among all. With over 50 million players in the United States alone, bowling is definitely one sport that is a cut above the rest. Keywords: bowling tips, bowling techniques, bowling technique, bowling rules, bowling score, history of bowling, bowling terms, bowling hook, spare bowling, bowling equipment, mental game of bowling, bowling glossary, choosing a bowling ball, bowling 4 step approach, bowling lane conditions, how to hook bowling ball, making spares, bowling spare systems, 369 spare system, 246 spare system, bowling adjustments Article Body: Among the many sports that man has ever played, perhaps, bowling is the most popular among all. With …

1 Hit Knockouts Part 1 Of 2

Word Count: 1559 Summary: Warning: Do Not Practice on Living People Do not practice these techniques on other people. These techniques can cause serious injury and have a high potential to be lethal. Do not use these techniques unless it is to defend yourself in a serious life or death situation. Also, do not practice these techniques at full speed or power or with real intention on another human being or on any other living thing. For example, a serious knock out hit to the jaw can shatter the ja… Keywords: self defense, kungfu, silat Article Body: Warning: Do Not Practice on Living People Do not practice these techniques on other people. These techniques can cause serious injury and have …