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3 Tips to Crush Your First Date with a Woman

Let’s be frank: not every man is going to be able to crush his first date with a woman. There are just some guys out there who don’t have anything going on that gets a woman interested. Fortunately, there are a lot fewer of those guys than you might suspect, and a lot of guys really could crush it if they just understood what makes a woman tingle.

Don’t Be Superficial, But Pay Attention to Your Demeanor

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According to Dr Gordon Patzer, author of Looks: Why They Matter More Than You Ever Imagined, women assess some basic physical things about you instantly upon meeting you, and they re-assess these things at the beginning of each date.

• Your stature (height, weight, and proportion of the two)

• Your hygiene (you don’t have to be Queer Eye, but you absolutely must be clean)

• Your smile (smile early and smile often)

• Your self-comfort (the more relaxed and humble you can be without being self-deprecating, the better you come off)

Anything you can do to improve these four elements will immediately put you further into the driver’s seat.

Make an Earnest Attempt to Engage at a Deeper Level

Women are, without a doubt, much more involved on a deeper level than your average man is — and if you want to hit a first date out of the park, you’re going to have to show her that you’re just as involved and in-depth as she is. That means:

Be confident. This is often misinterpreted as “alpha male”-ness or “dominance”, but the truth is much simpler: a man that isn’t confident isn’t going to impress a girl, end of story. You don’t have to be macho or tough — a quiet competence is more attractive than a ‘bad boy’ attitude. Just stick to what you know without intimidating her.

Be just a little classy. Too much class comes off as snooty and arrogant, but just a touch of class — being deliberately chivalrous (opening doors, pulling out chairs) goes a long way toward separating yourself from the unwashed masses. You can also show off a bit of class with physical goods. Showing up in a unique car, for example, can be a huge statement (even if you have to pick one up at a used car dealership; she doesn’t have to know it was only $450 after your trade-in!)

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

This is easily the number one date-killer. Show her that you can be funny by making light fun of yourself. If you do something awkward or clumsy, laugh it off. If she proves you wrong on something, be gracious and make it into a joke. Being able to accept that something went imperfectly with a sense of humor and a wave of the hand is absolutely key to crushing that first date — because something will go wrong. How you handle it is key.

Most men don’t realize how many of these “tinglers” are completely within their control. Figure out how to incorporate them into your personality, and you can crush almost any first date you go on.

5 of the most frustratingly difficult puzzles in Nintendo games

To succeed in games which have a puzzle or brain teaser element, you need to be able to think logically and have a huge amount of patience.

However, there are some puzzles and brain teasers which can send even the most patient and practiced puzzler off the deep end, and many of these are found in Nintendo 3DS games. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most maddeningly difficult puzzles Nintendo has served up so far. And who knows what further challenges await us in the new Wii U games that have just made it to the market?

1. The ‘goat puzzle’ in Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (Director’s Cut)

Ask anyone who has ever played this Broken Sword title about the ‘goat puzzle’ and they will shudder or at least flinch in recollection of its fiendish level of difficulty. It sounds easy enough – you have to trap a goat that’s trying to butt you. However, to get past the animal, you must play the game in a different way than in previous puzzles, and nothing in your inventory can help you.

2. The Beach Bowl Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy

Once you’ve reached the waterfall planet in this Nintendo Wii game, you’ll soon encounter a world of watery problems. The waterfalls are far too high for Mario to reach, but it may be possible using an Ice Mario powerup located nearby. Sound easy? You’ll actually spend hours figuring Mario games like these out.

3. The Chocolate Code Puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village

In this puzzle, you have a sheet of 30 chocolate squares, and you need to figure out the fewest number of times you’ll need to break the chocolate until all 30 squares are separated. This one is so difficult it will make your head hurt, but what else would you expect from the king of all puzzle games?

4. The Elusive World 4 in New Super Mario Bros

Somewhere within this adventure there is a way to unlock World 4, but it is possible to play the game time and time again without finding it. It’s maddening!

5. The Minecart Ride in Super Paper Mario

In this game, it’s all going swimmingly until Mario hops into a cart and begins to trundle along the track looking for the key. However, the key doesn’t seem to exist, and you’ll need to look at the problem in a whole new way in order to solve it.

The Strategy Behind Online Roulette

Many people enjoy the thrill of casinos. These days, there are more ways than ever for people to gamble and play games of chance. Online casinos, both in the United States and abroad have grown in popularity throughout the years. Roulette is a popular casino game that many people enjoy. Roulette involves a ball randomly bouncing around a spinning wheel before stopping on a number that corresponds with a color.

The person playing sets a certain amount of chips on a number, color, number category such as even or odd, range, etc. If the ball lands on a winning choice, the player receives a payout based on the odds of their choice occurring. If their choice doesn’t come up, the player loses the money they wagered. Online roulette allows payouts based on people who load accounts with a credit or debit card. Like roulette played in any no deposit required casino, strategy is involved when playing in an online casino.


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It’s an Odds Game

Roulette is an easy game to learn, because you simply put chips on a choice and let it ride. However, greater payouts are available for risking greater odds. In order to understand strategies, you must first understand the odds. Odds charts for Roulette are widely available and can be learned by reading through it. The strategy used online is the same strategy that is used in a no deposit required casino.

For instance, playing the outside of the table has a 47.37 percent chance, with the payout doubling whatever money you play.

Playing the Outside of the Table

For beginners, playing the outside of the table, red, black, even, odd, etc. is the safest option. Not only do you have a greater chance of receiving a payout, it involves less thinking and stress. The downside is that the payout isn’t as great as other strategies.

Spreading it Out

Another popular strategy both online and in a no deposit required casino is to diversify your choices. This involves placing smaller amounts of money on options with higher payouts, such as landing a particular number or set of numbers, while spreading it out on easier options to win so that if you lose a few, you have a chance of regaining or protecting some money. This is called insurance.

Strategy is key when playing online roulette. Be sure to read up on various strategies so you can play intelligently and increase your money.

Final table all set for World Series of Poker

The biggest poker tournament in the world has its final table set for the ultimate showdown. The World Series of Poker still gets the most attention, and we’ll see the final showdown later this year. Jesse Sylvia of Massachusetts holds the chip lead with more than 44 million chips. Andras Koroknai of Hungary is in second place with around 30 million chips and Greg Merson is in third with nearly 29 million. When you look at the field and the leaders you start to understand how this is a worldwide phenomenon.

Also, we now have so many poker stars who got their start with online poker, and the innovation just keeps coming. You have tons of players building up their skills with iPad poker, and off course there are many online events for the world series of poker. Combine that with all of the states that are adding gambling and poker, and we’re seeing the popularity of the game continuing to grow.

This bodes well for all sorts of companies. The feds have basically said this is a game of skill, deferring now to the states to regulate this going forward. In some ways this is creating a free for all. How it evolves precisely nobody knows, except that there are more places to play and more players with easy access. So we’ll likely see this event drawing a ton of attention around the world for years to come.

Top Ebooks for your mobile device


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As smartphones gradually replace many other necessities in our daily lives – such as the GPS, pocket organizer, address book and more, phones are also replacing entertainment. From watching movies, to enjoying music to reading books – it can all be done via phone, and many of the books are absolutely free. No one that owns a smartphone will ever again be stuck waiting at the airport or auto repair shop without something good to read.

To take advantage of these new eBook offerings, simply choose an eBook reader from your smartphone, such as the T-Mobile 4G phones, and download it. This allows you to download and read eBooks. Some are paid and some are completely free, and here are the top downloads out of the offerings that are entirely no-charge.

Light Through the Cracks

The fictional tale by Rebecca Raymer chronicles the story of a young woman named Lucy who runs away from an abusive home and winds up living in her car, pregnant with her drug dealer’s child. Full of surprises, this story brings heartbreak and sorrow, joy and laughter and many other emotions.

Broken

This Sci-Fi fantasy by Racheal Daigle is the fourth book in the Fated Saga. Full of suspense, this novel is about bonds that ought never to be broken.

101 Ways to Make Love to Yourself

A self-improvement book by Shevy Cardoza, it tells how to begin loving yourself and treating yourself right after coming through serious issues of self-doubt, depression and deep feelings of worthlessness. For anyone recovering from low self-esteem, eating disorders and other emotional problems, this books helps lead the way to true, fulfilling joy.

Colonel’s Book of Jokes and Trivia

This humorous book by Alok Kumor is a great way to pass the time, the perfect solution for a quick pick-me-up, and the jokes and interesting trivial facts are certain to make it into everyday conversations and speaking engagements you might have.

Dimension Shifter

This fiction novel by T.M. Neilson takes place in a world where the dimensions are in total uproar and magic has been outlawed. As an illegal magic user, Kyrin is forced to travel from dimension to dimension to avoid the law – which is determined to kill her for her illegal activities. Water is scarce in this world, making things even tougher.

Shifting

A fictional story by Rachel Daigle, this book is about the shifting of the world of magic. Everything is changing, and not for the better, yet it is three years before the doorway back home opens up.

Other Titles

No matter what genre of books you’re into, there are definitely titles out there waiting for you to enjoy. EReader apps make it satisfying to “flip” pages in a natural motion, and many allow you to expand the text on the screen for larger print, or reduce the size to get more text on the page at the same time. Read the features of the eReader you’re considering for download to see what features it offers and how other users rate the app.
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