Sleep With 'Em First!Written by Ed Williams
Well, as I sit here writing this, it’s very quiet. The air is cool and house is dark, only light emanating from within being light from my computer. It’s so quiet here, in fact, that I can hear rhythm from my fingertips as they dance across this keyboard. Sounds like perfect writer’s scenario, doesn’t it? The problem is that it isn’t, in fact, this whole situation blows. It happens to be 6 am on a Saturday morning and I’m sitting here wide awake!
How does this happen? How can I be so tired each Monday through Friday morning when I must get up, yet voluntarily wake up early on Saturday? Each workday, as I struggle to get out of bed, my mind consoles me by telling me following,
“It’s okay, just push yourself until Saturday and then you can sleep in and make up for all time you lost during week.”
What a lie! It never works out that way, instead, I spend a bleary-eyed Saturday most weeks on account of my own brain. What a sad state of affairs, your own brain working against your own personal comfort. The worst thing is, I really like to sleep. Sleep makes you feel better, it’s best cure for colds imaginable, and I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about people based on sleep.
Don’t think so? Well, let’s consider a few things. You can tell just how much make-up and facial enhancement someone goes through life with when you wake up before they do one morning. Let’s face it, more than one marriage has gotten off to a rocky start when male of equation discovers that his blushing bride has had a whole lot of cosmetic help re her “look.” And let’s not stop there, sleeping can let you know how heavy someone is. Ladies, isn’t it true that heavier a guy is more he snores? I thought so. You can actually assign some scientific logic to this, because heavier someone is, thicker their throat will be, so when they suck down air during sleep it moves along their throat. The resultant effect is somewhat like that of an electric bass - their vocal chords vibrate, snoring results, and after a sleepless night or two woman decides to put said heavy guy on a diet. And all because of sleep.
How to Upload Photos that will Create InterestWritten by Frank Duru
So, you’ve got a great profile but, so far, no one seems interested. You’ve tried everything: enticing headlines, fun information about yourself, everything...except a photo. Did you know that members with profile pictures are 7 times more likely to receive a message? A picture really is worth a thousand words.
Let’s begin: there are two ways to upload picture.
If you know name of your photo, you can simply type it in box. If you don’t know name, however, don’t despair. Click “Browse” and search through your files until you find what you want. Click “Open” and that should send photo to your management site. Now, click “Upload”. Your picture should, successfully, be on your profile.
There is much more to this, however, than simply loading picture. Here are some universally helpful hints that'll help you decide which photo you should use:
If it's a profile picture, make sure it clearly shows your face. A blurry photo or one that only shows you in background is not effective—showcase yourself! If you want to send a specific message about yourself, then chose a picture that matches that message. For example, if you say you are a funny individual but then select a photo of you frowning, it sends mixed messages--this can turn potential suitors away. Don’t get lost in crowd; never use photos with a large number of people in them. This can confuse anyone looking at your profile. Try to find pictures that only display you or, at most, a very small group of people that you can easily be seen in. Rotate your photos every few weeks; this will not only keep your profile interesting but you can also garner attention from people who had overlooked you before. Use recent photos. A picture of you from college is fine....but only if you’re still that age. Most importantly, smile!