Online poker chips away at sexual stereotypes

Written by Simon Prodger

Women are being increasingly attracted torepparttar excitement of online poker. Many professional women now shop extensively online and it’s natural that they should explore other ways of having fun and spending their money online.

According torepparttar 130673 UK’s fastest growing poker website, Victor Chandler Poker (, it’s no longer just a man’s game. One in six new players joining Victor Chandler Poker is female – up from virtually zero just 2 years ago. The typical female player tends to be between 24 and 25, internet savvy, shops online and has a professional business career.

Why women are taking up online poker

There are 5 main reasons why women are taking up online poker:

•Poker is gaining a lot of media attention. TV games shows, high-profile tournaments andrepparttar 130674 traditional portrayal of poker in film and TV givesrepparttar 130675 game a glamorous, exciting image.

•More and more women are playingrepparttar 130676 game professionally. The success of women players listed onrepparttar 130677 Women’s Poker Hall of Fame has created some powerful role models.

•The web creates a safe environment. Logging on to a poker website is nowhere near as intimidating as walking into a male-dominated casino. Good online poker rooms are moderated, mostly by women.

•Online poker caters forrepparttar 130678 novice player in a way that was not possible beforerepparttar 130679 web. First,repparttar 130680 anonymity means no-one has to worry about looking stupid. Second, there are extensive tips, articles and tutorials online that rapidly educaterepparttar 130681 novice player.

•Games can be played just for fun or for small stakes. One fear is getting into a game whererepparttar 130682 stakes are continually rising. But fixed cost games mean that if women want to bet, they know exactly how much they stand to win or lose.

Anecdotal evidence fromrepparttar 130683 gambling industry suggests that traditional female traits such as assessing difficult situations, taking in information from multiple sources, make women ideal poker players.

But do women really make good poker players?

Research from Cambridge Professor, Simon Baron-Cohen in his book “The Essential Difference” suggests that men and women do show different personality traits. These traits undoubtedly influence how both men and women play poker.

How Would You Like to Capture Some Time?

Written by Suzanne Berg


Women's health issues often are focused on goals to reach: getting thin, moving up inrepparttar corporate world, having a child, taking a vacation, meeting Mr. Right, fitting in exercise or making sure you are eating your vegetables!

Well, I hope to help you start atrepparttar 130671 beginning to capture moments of time that will help you build a foundation to support that very busy, goal directed life. How can you focus onrepparttar 130672 process of living, be able to stay in and gain those moments of time as you are trying to reach your extraordinary goals?

What is a moment in time for you? How do you capture that moment? Are you even able to find a moment in time for you? The Buddhists talk about staying inrepparttar 130673 moment, Kodak would like to sell you that moment and Hollywood movies reflect that moment.... How might you capture that moment when you are struggling with doing laundry, takingrepparttar 130674 kids to a soccer game, planning dinner, trying to finishrepparttar 130675 task you started at work and you have been wanting to try that new thigh exercise you saw inrepparttar 130676 magazine yesterday. Multi tasking certainly isrepparttar 130677 norm for most women today and notrepparttar 130678 exception.

Your optimum health is dependent on seeking moments in time on a daily basis. Moments in time will lead to freedom, increase your ability to enjoyrepparttar 130679 process of life, lower your stress level and they will help you grow. Living today, forrepparttar 130680 vast majority of women, is complex and fast paced. Capturing a moment in time will help you to slow that pace so that you can enjoy all of your life not justrepparttar 130681 spare moment at 11:00PM that you have waited for all day!

As an example we often are so busy that we are not able to take repparttar 130682 time or moment to truly connect with others. What is that about? When we are in a hurry we dorepparttar 130683 standard -"Hi, how are you?" Then move on torepparttar 130684 next event or task often without really hearing or connecting withrepparttar 130685 other person's answer. What might happen if you stopped for a moment and asked that question of someone withrepparttar 130686 intent of standing there and really listening torepparttar 130687 answer? Would it detract from your day? It might add value and a connection with someone that would benefit both of you. So to take that moment in time - here are a couple of ideas: * Call a friend you have not seen for a month. * Talk to a stranger - ask them a simple question such as "Where are you going today?" and really listen torepparttar 130688 answer. * Sit still for a moment and just breath, breath, breath.

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