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2013. What to Expect in Technology

Technology is trending fast and advancing beyond what most of us thought ever imaginable. But luckily, there are innovative minds all over the world working to bring the latest technologies to our very own hands. So this year brought the rise of tablet computing and smartphones. What will 2013 have to offer?

Faster Networking

3G networking has only just been implemented mainstream, but this is not fast enough according to consumers. We want faster networks, and 4G speeds are set to go in 2013. We can expect to see improvements not only in speed but also in range, roaming and bandwidth management. What does this mean though? Really, this just improves what we already have. HD streaming will be available with less lag and delay, and loading times will be vastly improved for network content. It seams that streaming media and cloud networking set for the near future, so 4G speeds are a must. The iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy 3 are the two top competing smartphones of 2012, both implementing 4G networking. However, issues have arisen with battery life and connectivity/signal strength. To combat this, updated models are expected to be released, including the iPhone 5S, only months after the release of the original iPhone 5. This new update will hopefully address battery and signal issues.

Tablets Go Mainstream


Windows 8 tablets will see more powerful tablet computers that bring in external keyboards for maximum productivity. Expect bigger, brighter, sharper screens and more memory, as well as Quad core processors and 2GB of ram or more. Tablet computing is becoming mainstream, and now demands more powerful hardware.All the buzz this year has been on smartphones and their friendly counterparts, tablet computers. From the Apple iPad to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a whole heap of tablets were released this year. But what about 2013? Well, we can expect Apple to roll out some pretty impressive updates. The new iPad already has 4G speeds, so what will apple bring to the table next? The Apple iPad Mini has been released. But Apple isn’t the only one in this market. Microsoft is set to release a whole new range of Windows 8 tablets featuring the amazing Metro Touch interface. And Android tablets are set to boast some great new features with the release of Android 4.1 Jellybean.

Cloud Computing and Gaming

Apple has already released Airplay, which allows you to stream games wirelessly to your HDTV. But manufacturers and programmers are looking to take it one step further and allow you to move away from game consoles and onto cloud computing and gaming. Could we see a new game network in 2013? And what about the PS3 and XBOX. Both are set to be updated, and will feature the same graphics card. This means more streamlined games available on both platforms. Furthermore, Nintendo has released the Wii U, and the Google and Apple application stores are booming with new games including huge releases like Grand Theft Auto Vice City. The full game can now be downloaded on both app stores. Could we expect gaming to move into the tablet market? This might be inevitable with the increasing performance of tablet computers.

Improvements in 3D

With theupcoming new Playstation and Xbox, 3D TV and Gaming is set to get a nice boost with improvements in 3D technology rapidly developing. We can expect more 3D televisions with better quality projections and innovative new designs. Electronics giant Phillis has announced its aim to launch glasses free 3DTVs by 2013. Not to mention, as time goes by, 3D technology will decrease in price so expect to see a drop in the price of 3D HDTVs from this year.

Internet TV

3DTV isn’t the only buzz surrounding television at the moment. A lot of companies are coming out with internet television platforms that allow you to interact with your television by browsing the internet, playing games, through social media and so on. But can they compete with what Apple is bringing to the table with the Apple TV? And what of the Apple TV itself? Apple is expected to roll out more much needed updates to the Apple TV, possibly implementing iOS app compatibility!


How to Make Your Man Want YOU More… 

Hello My Beautiful HIS&HERS Readers:


I received this email the other day.  Usually I’ll file unimportant emails and try to look at them another time but for some reason I opened it and began reading.  Thank goodness I did because I definitely NEEDED to see it’s content.  After you read it, you will see my thoughts and reaction.  Enjoy…




Do you ever find yourself worrying about what you wear, how your hair and make-up look for a man? Or worry about being perfectly “put together” and think about acting “sexy,” and just DOING nice things for a man like cook him a fabulous dinner or rub his shoulders after a hard day at work – or whatever it else you try to DO for a man – and all in hopes that he will be happier with you? That he’ll LOVE you more?

So many women – almost ALL women, in fact, do this – and the hoped for result is simply NOT TRUE!

Oh yes, a man will take everything you want to give him – and gladly. Why wouldn’t he? And he’ll CONTINUE to take all this. But none of what you DO will bring him closer to you. None of it will get him to feel more for you. In fact it’s likely to sooner or later push him away – and more likely sooner.

Learning what attracts a man and what pushes him away is crucial to feeling confident and secure in a relationship – because it’s not about games at all. It’s about respecting a man, even if you don’t feel he’s doing his job as a man “right”- and about allowing yourself to be vulnerable so he can CARE about your feelings.

So what do you do to make your man want you more? The simplest, easiest, fastest way to make this happen sounds like common sense – but, actually – it’s the exact OPPOSITE of everything a woman thinks she “should” do!

And that secret is to – take care of YOU.

Yes, this sounds too simple. And “love yourself” is something you’ve probably heard over and over again from “self-help gurus” but it’s true! Loving yourself makes a man respect you, it makes him find you fascinating, it makes him find you desirable – and it fires up his system so he feels like falling in love with you!

The big question has to do with the “how-to” of loving yourself in a way that makes a man love YOU more. Here are some steps to help you:

1. You must FILL your life with all the things that make YOU feel good, such as work you enjoy, activities which fulfill you. Could be dance classes, pottery lessons, reading in the park, writing, reading, anything that turns YOU on – massages, manicures, a decadent piece of the best, most expensive chocolate. Now…

2. Let that full-life feeling and real interest in yourself show on your OUTSIDE! Change your hair color, go curly or straight, change what you’re wearing – clothes, makeup, nailpolish, everything. Wear red on your lips and body – and just shake it all up so that YOU feel different. Fresh. New. This way – when he shows up in a bigger way for you (and he will)- you’ll feel like an “unfamiliar woman” to him. You can literally “start new” with him. Then…

3. As you go about your life being filled up, you must keep your heart open to him so he feels welcome to come to you. (It’s really important to remember – no matter how hard it is – that HE must come to YOU, not the other way around (and he will). When he sees you having a wonderful, full life without him, he will become curious. When your energy is no longer chasing him and pressuring him, he will finally be able to breathe. He will no longer feel smothered by all your attentions as the “good girlfriend”. He will have space to come to you, pursue you – just as it needs to be. This is his job as a man. It’s his job to call, make plans, let you know he’s interested, that he wants to be with you. Your job as a woman is to receive HIS attentions – wholeheartedly, without reservations. You job is to keep your heart open, and receive his love. This is not such an easy thing for women – to be vulnerable and open. But it pays off big time. And last…(women so often make this mistake…)

4. Remember this important key: A man is HAPPIEST when he’s actively making YOU happy. To get extra help on how to be so warm, welcoming and attractive that you’ll draw in a man who wants to make you happy – and KEEP him wanting to make you happy… Learning to “receive” from a man instead of “give” to him all the time will make a huge difference in your love life. Let us know how it changes things for you.

Sincerely, The Editors at Love Romance Relationship


Talk about EYE OPENING!  Every relationship I’m in from my family to my man I’m always trying to make everyone happy.  Trying to plan everything… Trying to fix everything… And always GIVING GIVING GIVING… Never allowing myself to RECEIVE.  How many of us primp ourselves for our man?  Planning the perfect date… The perfect vacation… The perfect moment… THEN get UPSET when he doesn’t give us the reaction or the “perfection” back? *raises hand* I’m thinking about how many arguments I could have avoided if I were focused on making myself happy first?   When he doesn’t respond the way I expect I find myself saying, “but I was just trying to make you happy”.  Now I realize that is NOT my responsibility.   Talk about a load off my back.  I’ll have to admit this is a foreign concept to me because I am the ultimate doer.  I truly enjoy making the people around me happy but I now see I need to put myself first.  Especially were me and my man are concerned.  Allowing myself to relax and letting him step up to the plate.  It seems easy enough but all my “motherly” type females will agree, letting go of the reigns can be challenging, but I’m going to let go and let others.  Hope you all were able to get something valuable from this email.  Leave a comment with your reactions, thoughts, experiences regarding this message.  Till next time…

~My Days & Nights Are Forever Sunny~


Pisces Best and Worst Relationship Matches


You are the artist, the dreamer, the enigmatic lover of all things ethereal. It is why of all the signs you may be the hardest to pin down, but once love sinks its teeth into you, your heart turns to mush and the Piscean mind which floats around so airily, lights of fire with passion and romance.

The Pisces can’t help but be an empathetic creature. They are always reaching out and if they touch you, their caring and sympathy can be infectious. It is why developing crushes on Pisces can be both rewarding and dangerous, and why being in relationships with them can be exactly the same. Their two sides can drive even the most accommodating lover insane but they can also find the right words to say when none seem to be appropriate.

Despite the Piscean ability to appear almost psychic they happen to be the only water sign that doesn’t have a shell (the others are Cancer and Scorpio). The fact that they live so much in their minds means that even the littlest comment, or offhand remark that seems to be directed at them, can completely unhinge them. This can make boy/girlfriend tiffs even more difficult since the ramifications of the standard relationship insults can have much more disastrous effects than anticipated. It is also good to remember that when starting to date, or even flirt with a Pisces, to make sure that only your best intention find their way to the surface and that any nefarious plans stay buried so deep that you don’t even know them.

If your Pisces feels threatened they will disappear. They can blend into walls, or bars, and like a chameleon they will make themselves scarce. In addition to this great invisibility to trick they can also give off such a mask of inapproachability that no one even wants to talk to them. This can also ward off unwanted romantic attention, but it can also prevent Pisces from the romance they desperately need in their lives.

***Hint to those interested in a Pisces: Don’t be off put by their standoffish nature, and pursue them gently but persistently, chances are you have nothing to with their flaky mood.

Because of the volatility of the Piscean personality and the sensitivity of their more spiritual and emotional personality they need a strong balancing force. This means that they tend to have a deeply important friend or relative or even a therapist, in their life, and that means that being in a relationship with a Pisces means accepting the other close connections that they have in their lives. If you learn to utilize and understand these connections they can work to help your dating and loving a Pisces, if you don’t and are threatened or suspicious of these people in his/her life, it will wreck your chances.

When starting to woo a Pisces it is important to remember that even though you may find them at first to be difficult to make decisions with, and usually have no idea what they feel like eating, or which movie they want to see, they are incredibly adaptive. Instead of constantly looking for their input it is important to use suggestion to tease out their wants and desires. They usually will love what you want and can be convinced to try any new food and watch anything, as long as it is short on violence and long on fun, thoughtful entertainment.

Best Relationship Matches

Virgo That ideal mate is your zodiacal opposite, but it is important to find a Virgo who is attenuated to your more soulful presence, and then you have someone who will pay the bills, and clean the house etc.

Cancer You water sign relatives will understand your deep emotional nature, and support you with his or her strength.

Scorpio Same as above, except they may wander off sooner rather than later.


Happy Father's Day Quotes for Father's Day

By , Guide

Good fathers are difficult to find. If you have a gem of a father and you wish to make him feel special, here is your chance. Wish him a very happy father's day with some brilliant father's day quotes. If you have shied away from expressing your warm feelings to your father, don't lose this opportunity. These charming father's day quotes can awaken and rebuild long lost relationships.
  • Erika Cosby
    You know... fathers just have a way of putting everything together.

  • Clarence Budington Kelland
    He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.

  • Lord Chesterfield
    As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.

  • National Urban League Slogan
    Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.

  • Aldous Huxley
    Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

  • Helen Rowland
    A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

  • Austin O'Malley
    The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.

  • Confucius
    The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.

  • William Penn
    He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.

  • Charles Wadworth
    By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

  • Anonymous
    Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.

  • Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities
    Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called 'Being a Father' so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.


8 foods that really are evil: some foods are so bad for you, they don't deserve a place in your diet. Here, what to avoid and some delicious substitutions - Nutrition

Dietitians are fond of reciting the mantra 'all foods can fit into a healthy diet' and telling people that there are no "good' or "bad" foods. But considering that 64 percent of adults (plus an alarming 15 percent of children) are categorized by the government as overweight, some experts say this message is baloney (which happens to be a really bad food!).

"The idea that there are no bad foods is a marketing gimmick thought up by the food industry to defend their products," says Bonnie Liebman, M.S., director of nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. "The whole notion is full of holes and makes no sense."

Evil is the only appropriate word to describe foods that promise pleasure but deliver misery in the form of heart disease and obesity. Although a Whoopie Pie isn't going to sprout fangs and go for your jugular, it's wise to watch your back when traveling the dark alley of empty calories. A sweet, creamy taste and jazzy packaging can be hiding a food that will only do you wrong. That's the thing about evil: Sometimes it looks so good.

The Dark Side of the supermarket

What makes a food really, really scary? In the edibles department, a food gets the seal of disapproval if it does more harm than good -- that is, if it supplies calories but little else, and also contains heart-disease-promoting substances like saturated and trans fats. Trans fats are the nasty man-made fats used to give foods a longer shelf life. Manufacturers hydrogenate oil to make it solid and literally twist the molecule into a form that wreaks havoc in the body.

Every food pyramid -- including the Shape Pyramid -- advocates a plant-based diet in which these destructive fats (as well as sweets) are "used sparingly." Unfortunately, supermarkets are brimming with such high-calorie, low-nutrient choices. Perhaps the biggest problem with foods that we are supposed to eat sparingly is that they simply are everywhere.

"The pendulum swings from abstinence to binge," says Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., author of Nutrition for Women, Second Edition (Owl Books, 2003). "In our culture if you tell someone no, they only want to do it more,' she says. So instead of banning a bad food, choose a healthier substitute most of the time. And once in a while, when you really need to have a hot-fudge sundae or batch of nachos, opt for a small portion, sit down and savor every bite.

Following are eight foods to avoid or save for very special occasions because of the damage they inflict in calories, unhealthy fats and sodium -- plus some healthy and tasty substitutes that offer savings in calories and fat.

RELATED ARTICLE: 8 BAD ROODS TO AVOID (and their good alternatives)

1. Cola drinks

The damage (12 ounces) 150 calories, 0 g fat (10 teaspoons of sugar!) We take a hard line with soft drinks -- and cola is the worst offender. Full of sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners and not much else, soft drinks pack 150 empty calories and have been pegged by research studies as being associated with both adult and childhood obesity, Cola drinks have the added detriment of a caffeine jolt that many of us just don't need. And it's easy to supersize yourself if you regularly consume the 42-ounce, 410-calorie versions served at fast-food restaurants and convenience stores.

"I recommend that patients stay away from sugar-sweetened beverages because these drinks may be replacing more healthful foods in the diet," says Cara Ebbeling, Ph.D., research associate at Children's Hospital in Boston. "In addition, there is evidence that when we take in calories in liquid form, the body doesn't fully compensate by reducing calories from other foods." In other words, your body doesn't register that you've just consumed a bunch of calories, because you don't feel full. This may lead to overeating.

Finally, sipping cola and other soft drinks bathes your teeth in cavity-promoting sugars -- whose effects continue up to 40 minutes after your last sip.

Healthy alternative Fruit spritzers (12 ounces): 0-15 calories, 0 g fat Sugar-sweetened beverages are easy to replace. Add a spritz of your favorite juice to flavored seltzer water or diet tonic water. Another idea: Add a few drops of vanilla extract to plain seltzer (steer clear of club soda, which contains sodium). Or enjoy a can of your favorite flavor of diet soda or sugar-free iced tea or coffee. You save 135-150 calories, 0 grams fat

2. Sour cream and onion potato chips

The damage (12 chips) 150 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated), 210 mg sodium Can't believe you ate the whole bag? Join the club! Empty calories, fat and sodium deliver a triple whammy that is the downfall of many. To make things worse, manufacturers take potato abuse to a new low by adding sour cream and onion flavoring to chips -- complete with extra saturated and trans fats and a dash of MSG.

Healthy alternative Raw veggies with homemade yogurt dip (1/2 cup veggies with 1/4 cup dip): 72 calories, 0 g fat, 106 g sodium (Mix 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt with 1 teaspoon fresh or dried herbs like parsley or dill. Add minced garlic or onion for extra zip.) It's surprising how satisfying it can be to munch on carrot sticks dipped in a tangy yogurt sauce -- honest! You save 78 calories, log fat, 104 g sodium.

3. Store-bought chocolate chip cookies

The damage (1 small cookie) 80 calories, 4.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated) Commercial baked goods like snack cakes, cookies and crackers are the source of most of our trans fat intake. And ounce for ounce, chocolate chip cookies take the cake when it comes to excess fat and calories. Some products are worse than others: If the label lists sugar, hydrogenated oil, white flour or a bunch of chemicals that read like a Material Safety Data Sheet, you know this product has gone over to the Dark Side of the supermarket.

Healthy alternative Fig bars (1 small fig bar): 60 calories, 1 g fat Figs, like all dried fruit, can really hit the sweet spot. Fortunately, there are several brands that don't use hydrogenated oils. One to try: Newman's Own Organics Fig Newmans. Or make your own healthful cookies or muffins using whole-grain flour and canola oil. You save 20 calories, 3.5 g fat.

4. Full-fat cheeses

The damage (1 ounce) 120 calories, 9-10 g fat (6 g saturated) Cheese, butter and ice cream all contain saturated fat, which can lead to heart disease and other health problems. Full-fat cheeses can have as many as 10 grams of fat per ounce, with more than half of those grams saturated, but for some reason we tend to consider cheese a healthy choice. "Most people think of lasagna as a good food,' Liebman says. "But with all that cheese, it's loaded with saturated fat!"

Healthy alternative Low fat ricotta (1/4 cup): 60 calories, 3 q fat No need to eat full-fat cheese when there are so many other acceptable dairy products: lowfat and fatfree ricotta and cottage cheese, skim milk or even plain yogurt (add your own fruit). You save 60 calories, 6-7 g fat.

5. Chocolate doughnuts

The damage (1 doughnut) 300 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated) All doughnuts are high in trans fat, sugar and calories. And although "bad doughnuts' may seem redundant, the chocolate-covered varieties cross the line into evil. Supermarket versions are the worst, at 19 grams of fat per doughnut, with doughnut-shop varieties a close second at about 16 grams.

Healthy alternative Raisin toast with peanut butter (1 slice raisin toast and 1 tablespoon reduced-fat peanut butter): 166 calories, 7 g fat (1.5 g saturated) You save 134 calories, 13 g fat (4.5 g saturated).

6. Regular bacon

The damage (2 slices, cooked and drained) 120 calories, 10 q fat (3 g saturated) Pigging out on bacon -- basically fried fat and salt -- can lead to more than expanding thighs. Cured meats like bacon, corned beef, ham and pastrami contain preservatives called nitrates that have been linked to stomach and colon cancers.

Healthy alternative Vegetarian sausage (2 links, cooked and drained): 80 calories, 3 g fat (0.5 g saturated) Instead of bringing home the bacon, why not fry up some veggie links? Morningstar Farms makes delicious vegetarian alternatives to pork and beef sausage. Turkey bacon is also a much healthier choice than pork. You save 40 calories, 7g fat (2.5 g saturated).