Your Dry Cleaner’s Double Standard

Written by Nicole Soltau

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• Negotiate with your dry cleaner for better prices. Politely mention your concerns around gender price differentials and ask that your cleaner offer comparable prices for comparable fabrics.

• Invest in a steamer. They are now widely available and priced affordably.

• Take advantage of savings and discount programs. Some dry cleaners offer discounts with pre-payment or a particular number of items.

• Pay cash. Unless you pay your credit card balance in full each month you incur additional costs in interest on top of your already exorbitant dry cleaning costs.

• Wear clothing items twice, instead of once before making a trip torepparttar cleaner.

Dry cleaning costs can run as high as several hundreds of dollars each year. These costs are inflated by gender bias. Fight back and keep more of your cash with a few ofrepparttar 146674 suggestions listed above.

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Paths of Yoga I

Written by Alma De La Cruz

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•Karma Yoga focuses onrepparttar adherence to duty (dharma) while remaining detached fromrepparttar 146581 reward. Karma means to do, action, including those acts done byrepparttar 146582 individual from birth to death. "Karma Yoga isrepparttar 146583 selfless devotion of all inner as well asrepparttar 146584 outer activities as a Sacrifice torepparttar 146585 Lord of all works, offered torepparttar 146586 eternal as Master of allrepparttar 146587 soul’s energies and austerities,"repparttar 146588 Bhagavad Gita says. Followingrepparttar 146589 practice of Karma yoga, an individual becomes true spiritual seeker and realizes his true nature as Atman and he lives in this world, works for this world and still stays untouched fromrepparttar 146590 grossness ofrepparttar 146591 mundane pleasures, thus doing immense good torepparttar 146592 society while on his path to salvation and spiritual freedom.

The Swami Sivananda Yoga Venanda Center sums up karma yoga into five actions:

Right Attitude It’s not what you do that counts, it’srepparttar 146593 attitude while doing it that determines if a job is a karma yoga job, i.e. a liberating job, or a binding job.

Right Motive Same as attitude. It is not what you do that counts but your real motive behind it.

Do your duty. Give your best. Give results.

•Jnana Yoga. This isrepparttar 146594 most difficult path, requiring tremendous strength of will and intellect. Takingrepparttar 146595 philosophy of Vedantarepparttar 146596 Jnana Yogi uses his mind to inquire into its own nature. We perceiverepparttar 146597 space inside and outside a glass as different, just as we see ourselves as separate from God. Jnana Yoga leadsrepparttar 146598 devotee to experience his unity with God directly by breakingrepparttar 146599 glass, dissolvingrepparttar 146600 veils of ignorance. Before practicing Jnana Yoga,repparttar 146601 aspirant needs to have integratedrepparttar 146602 lessons ofrepparttar 146603 other yogic paths - for without selflessness and love of God, strength of body and mind,repparttar 146604 search for self-realization can become mere idle speculation.

Jnana yoga teaches that there are four means to salvation:

Viveka - Discrimination: The ability to differentiate between what is real/eternal (Brahman) and what is unreal/temporary (everything else inrepparttar 146605 universe.)

Vairagya - Dispassion: After practice one should be able to "detach" themself from everything that is "temporary."

Shad-sampat - The 6 Virtues: Tranquility (control ofrepparttar 146606 mind), Dama (control ofrepparttar 146607 senses), Uparati (renunciation of activities that are not duties), Titiksha (endurance), Shraddha (faith), Samadhana (perfect concentration).

Mumukshutva - Intense longing for liberation from temporal limitations.

Alma De la Cruz, a staff mystic employed by, has a profound personal history where she has unabashedly delved deep into the heart of occult mysteries for an extensive period of her life. Check out her bi weekly metaphysical column: where she takes a new twist, incorporating Latin shamanistic philosophies with leading edge occult beliefs.

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