Dress to Impress

Written by Marisa Pellegrino

Have you ever wondered why that girl fromrepparttar bar never called you back? The conversation came easy,repparttar 138873 drinks were flowing, you could feelrepparttar 138874 chemistry, and you were dressed to kill…or were you?

Your mother always told you that you only get one chance to make a first impression and first impressions can make or break you. Women look at every last detail, from your tasseled shoes torepparttar 138875 amount of goop you have in your hair. Be honest guys, women aren’trepparttar 138876 only ones who try on five different outfits before deciding what to wear for a night out onrepparttar 138877 town. And it is perfectly normal. But how do you know which outfit isrepparttar 138878 right one to impressrepparttar 138879 girl on your first date?

Let me take you through it step by step. Clothes aren’trepparttar 138880 only thing a woman looks at when you’re dressing to impress; it’srepparttar 138881 whole package. Fortunately or not,repparttar 138882 outside is what she sees first. What you see is sometimes what you get. So what do you wear?

Out withrepparttar 138883 Old…

Rule number one is: don’t under dress. Guys have a tendency to pull on a pair of pants andrepparttar 138884 first shirt they find and head outrepparttar 138885 door. You have to look put-together, like some sort of effort was made for her. So take those ratty, old tennis shoes and toss ‘em! Take your t-shirts with big, loud prints and forget about them! And yes, women think carpenters are sexy but that doesn’t give yourepparttar 138886 green light to wear your paint-stained jeans. The solution is simple. Ask a friend (male or female) overrepparttar 138887 day of your big date. Not only will they help calm your nerves but they’ll also give you their honest opinion on your chosen outfit. Second, an iron can also be a man’s best friend. You’d be surprised what a little pressing can do to change your look. Finally, don’t rush! There’s nothing wrong with taking an extra half hour to prepare. If you takerepparttar 138888 time to get ready, your date will takerepparttar 138889 time to notice.

…In withrepparttar 138890 New

So whilerepparttar 138891 first rule might seem simple enough, some guys might take it too far, which brings us to rule number two: don’t overdress. We don’t expect you to know allrepparttar 138892 latest fashion trends ofrepparttar 138893 day and we don’t expect you to follow them either. This second rule doesn’t only deal with being a label whore but also with men going overboard; that is to say those men don’t know when enough is enough. While some guys take a shirt, smell it and decide whether or not it is clean, others think their shirt has to say Hugo Boss, Armani, or Ralph Lauren to look good. So let’s make your sweater selection. Stay away from Grandma’s knitted birthday gift and nipple shirts. The former screams little kid whilerepparttar 138894 latter leaves nothing torepparttar 138895 imagination. The tight shirt may not be an option if you’re not comfortable enough with your body, but if you are physically fit, why not letrepparttar 138896 woman imagine what’s under there to maintain an element of mystery. You can’t go wrong with a button shirt, leavingrepparttar 138897 first couple of buttons atrepparttar 138898 top undone. It’s casual, comfortable, and classic.

How You Can Use Film/Television To Unleash The Courage Within

Written by Gabriel Daniels

Have you noticed that when you watch a courageous or heroic character on film or television, you tend to put yourself in his/her shoes?

Of course you have. (I’m assuming that very few people, if any, put themselves inrepparttar villain’s or bad guy’s shoes.)

In fact, after watching a show with characters that exemplify courage, you most likely feel renewed strength. You feel more courageous...like nothing can get in your way...like you could conquer any mountain that gets in your path.

You probably even catch yourself sometimes moving (and thinking)repparttar 138752 wayrepparttar 138753 courageous character does. For example, after watching a movie like Gladiator, you would walk out ofrepparttar 138754 movie theatre with a feeling of intense courage you did not feel when you first walked in (assuming, of course, that you didn't watch it at home). You feel like you’ve somehow merged withrepparttar 138755 heroic character—as if his courageous spirit was transferred to you.

Why do you suppose this is?

I would say, it’s because we can somehow relate torepparttar 138756 courageous character. Deep down inside us, we know we also have that kind of courage...and that we’ve felt that kind of courage many times in our lives (as children, most especially—and as adults, for some of us)—and in different situations (of course, not necessarily inrepparttar 138757 battlefield).

At a subconscious level, we know we already possess absolute courage (due torepparttar 138758 fact that “we are spirits living inside physical bodies”—something I briefly wrote about in my article, 12 Ways To Unleash The Courage Within), yet sometimes, we feel that we haven’t quite unleashed it (at least, not consistently) torepparttar 138759 degree that we see in others. And that’s mainlyrepparttar 138760 reason why we look up to these heroes, courageous characters, or role models of courage. (Would you agree thatrepparttar 138761 trait you usually admire in others isrepparttar 138762 trait you want to see/have more in yourself? I’m sure you would.)

(This is most likelyrepparttar 138763 reason why more and more film producers are coming out with movies such as Gladiator, Troy, The Last Samurai, Braveheart, andrepparttar 138764 like. They know that people become more in touch withrepparttar 138765 courageous part of themselves—thus are moved deeply—when they watch these types of movies.)

Onrepparttar 138766 other hand, have you also noticed that it usually makes you somewhat annoyed, or even angry, when you watch a cowardly character who does not take a stand for what he/she believes is right? (Or someone who abandons his/her post atrepparttar 138767 first sign of danger? Or whenrepparttar 138768 going gets tough?) The truth is, we don’t like to see that quality in others because that isrepparttar 138769 very quality we don’t want to see (or have) in ourselves.

Simply put, cowardice is not an admirable trait. It never has been, and it never will be.

One thing, though...let us not confuse feeling afraid/fear with cowardice...for a person can be afraid and still musterrepparttar 138770 courage to take action on what he/she thinks is right.

Here are some good quotes regarding cowardice:

Fear has its use but cowardice has none

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

To know what is right and not to do it isrepparttar 138771 worst cowardice.

~ Confucius ~

When his duty is to face danger and he flees, it is cowardice.

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, in order to be able to save one's head.

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

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