Everybody loves pink. This is true not only among the girls but you can also see a few guys who also love the color which can be seen on their preferences for clothing. Pink applies also to many other items, not only among the accessories but also to the clothing from reality to fantasy. If you love fantasy and the pink color, you might also love the pink Barbie dress up.

De-stress from the terror teacher that you have in school and spend your spare time with pink Barbie dress up. Instead of agonizing how your teacher scolded you in school this morning, why not enjoy the fun and glamour that you can have with Barbie!

Like the color of pink, everybody loves Barbie. This slender, teenage doll have become part of a woman’s life somewhere in her childhood and for this reason, Barbie have survived decades of her controversial existence.

Now let’s talk of the pink and the Barbie with pink Barbie dress up! Have fun with Barbie and don on the fabulous clothing that she have in her wardrobe. Barbie has thousands of clothing that can be said rarely gorgeous but since we are in the pink fashion today, find all kinds of pink, from the subtle color or carnation pink to the bold personality of the fusha pink. Get all the sorts you can find and lets start the pink Barbie dress up!

Have the cool and fashionable look with a long-sleeve knitted tops, plain in color match with the checkered mini skirt. A pair of pink boots do not overload the style but gives an added accent. Make the look balanced with matching accessories in pink! A word of caution hover, do not overload!

Who says that polka-dots are only for the retro years? They are still the stylish texture that one ought to have in her wardrobe. Find the polka-dot leg pants and match it with a red overcoat! A four-buttoned fashion jacket with slanting collar is perfect for a chic and smart look. Leave your hair flowy and give it the brown highlights if you are blonde! The flowy hair make sure that you get the instant eye catching look as you pass by!

The classic white turtle neck top is best matched with a skirt jeans in pink Barbie dress up. Match it with a pair of sexy black boots . Dye the hair with brunette color and set the curls with curling bars! Find the perfect necklace to match the outfit!

Pink is the color of fashion. Find the best matches with the color of pink and bring out the feminine side of you! Be fashionable with pink Battledress!

Typical humans see their world in 16 “f-stops”, or measurements of light reflecting off their environment. Cameras see no more than 5 stops at once. So the more contrast there is in the scene, the more stops of light there are to BE seen. This concept means that correct exposure on your camera is critical to avoiding under- or over-exposure. To understand how a camera measures this light, lets start with the proper definitions of Exposure and Metering.

Exposure
Exposure is the quantity of light allowed to act on a photographic material. It is a product of the intensity, which is controlled by the lens opening (aperture), and the duration (shutter speed) of light striking the film or paper. Your ISO setting, your aperture size, and your shutter speed directly impact the exposure of an image.

Metering
Metering is the process of calculating the best exposure from the existing light conditions.

When your digital camera meters a scene, it measures the amount of light in the scene and calculates the best-fit exposure value based on the metering mode (see below for details). All meters are designed to produce midtone results – neither black nor white, neither light nor dark, but somewhere in between. Metering systems are typically calibrated to a value of 18% gray because a typical scene reflects the same amount of light as this gray value. As a result, scenes with high contrast can give the automatic exposure a difficult time.

The metering mode on your camera defines which information in the scene is used to calculate the exposure value. Metering modes depend on the camera and the brand, but are mostly variations of the following three types:

1) Spot (Partial) Metering
Spot metering is a method of metering that only uses a small spot in the centre of the composed scene. The size of the spot varies with the brand of camera, but typically ranges from 1% to 3.5% of the image area. Partial metering covers about 9.5%. Spot metering allows you to meter the subject in the center of the frame (or on some cameras at the selected AF point). This type of metering is useful for brightly backlit, macro, and moon shots. Use this metering method when your scene has significant differences in brightness (e.g. between foreground and background) or for subjects that require precise measurement, such as close-up photography.

2) Center-weighted Average Metering
Center-weighted metering is averaged over the entire scene with emphasis placed on the center area (typically 75% based on lighting conditions at the center and 25% outside). It assumes that you will be composing with the subject in the middle of the frame and most of us know this is not always the case. Center-weighted metering is probably the most common metering method implemented in nearly every digital camera and the default for those digital cameras which don’t offer metering mode selection. Most centre weighted systems have greater sensitivity in the bottom half of the frame, which, when used in landscape format, cut down the influence of the bright sky on the exposure. Be careful when using this mode for portrait photography when the camera is turned on its side.

3) Matrix or Evaluative Metering
Matrix was introduced to the world in 1988 with the Nikon F4. This is probably the most complex metering mode, offering the best exposure in most circumstances. Essentially, the scene is split up into a matrix of 3 to 16 or more, typically 6 metering zones which are evaluated individually, taking into account such factors as the focusing point in use, subject size, position, distance, overall lighting level, front and back lighting and color. The overall exposure is based on an algorithm specific to that camera, the details of which are closely guarded by the manufacturer. Often they are based on comparing the measurements to an on-board database of images. Matrix metering uses a microchip that has been exposed to literally thousands of picture-taking situations. As you point the camera towards your subject, matrix metering recognizes its light/dark pattern and reads the light accordingly.

If you test your spot meter on various parts of a scene youve composed, youll no doubt prove to yourself that there is a vast range of light and shadow, but since the film or digital card cannot record more than a five stop range, what difference does it make? You will still end up keeping the same two or three exposures that were created using center-weighted or matrix metering.

Both center-weighted and matrix metering prove accurate in 90% of one’s picture taking efforts. That should boost your confidence in choosing them when you realize that nine out of ten pictures will be a correct exposure! In either center-weighted or matrix metering modes, you can aim, meter, compose, and shoot when your subject is frontlit, sidelit or under an overcast sky.

Charlotte-area yearly home price gains slowed in May for the first time in 11 months – a sign that the local housing market might be cooling off.

The closely watched Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller indexes, released Tuesday, showed prices of existing Charlotte homes increased 7.1 percent from a year ago, down from April’s year-over-year increase of 7.3 percent.

On a national level, average home prices have returned to spring 2004 levels, according to Case-Shiller. Across 20 U.S. cities, May home prices rose 12.2 percent, their largest yearly increase since March 2006, but remain about 25 percent below June-July 2006 peaks.

While the data show the local and national housing sector is healthier than during the depths of the downturn, David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said U.S. home price growth isn’t expected to stay at current levels.

“I don’t think we’re going to sustain double-digit annual rates of increase over the long haul,” he said in a phone interview. “Over the next year to year and a half, the rate of increase is going to slow down for almost all the cities.”

In Charlotte, home prices have been rising as inventory shrinks and brokers report some listings resulting in competing bids. A year ago, Charlotte brokers say, competing bids would have been virtually unheard of.

Existing Charlotte-area homes are also selling faster than they were a year ago, according to the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. In June, it took 93 days on average for a home to sell, a decline of 16 percent from June 2012.

Despite signs of a strengthening market, some Charlotte sellers have had to lower prices this summer after failing to attract buyers.

Such reductions are helping to keep price increases in check.

Mark DuPont, 68, listed his home in the Downs Grant neighborhood for $247,500 July 6, but has since slashed that to $237,500.

“It was way overpriced for the area,” DuPont said Tuesday. “I really thought I would get more interest than I did.”

After lowering the price and putting the home on the local multiple listing service, he’s getting more inquiries, he said. Since last week, there have been five showings but no offers, he said.

“I think it will sell,” he said.

Holly Corbit also had to lower the price of the Cameron Wood home she owns with her husband. The couple listed it June 2 at $230,000 after putting in new appliances and making other upgrades to the home, which was built in 1988.

“We thought we were competitively priced within our neighborhood,” she said.

They received no offers and, worried that there would be less interest in buying homes after the summer ends, put it on the multiple listing service and dropped the price to $215,000.

“We were concerned about bringing it down significantly,” she said. “But we said, ‘Well, we’ve got to get offers.’ ”

About four days later, a flurry came in, she said. The house is now under contract.

As to why the home didn’t sell at $230,000, she speculated that buyers are still trying to find a bargain.

“They’re just trying to chisel down as low as they can go,” she said.

Rising mortgage rates

Rising mortgage rates are also creating uncertainty about the housing market. According to Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage-finance company, the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage in July is 4.37, up from 3.55 the same month last year.

On Monday, the National Association of Realtors’ chief economist said its index of pending sales dropped 0.4 percent in June from May. Lawrence Yun, the association’s economist, blamed higher mortgage rates and lower inventory of homes for sale.

In Charlotte, monthly price gains tapped on the brakes in May, according to Case-Shiller, which does not track sales of newly built homes in its indexes.

Prices rose only 0.1 percent from the month before, after a 1 percent increase from March to April.

The same trend took place in the U.S. Across the 20 cities, May prices rose 2.4 percent from April, down from a 2.6 percent rise from March to April.

Blitzer, of Case-Shiller, said the decline was not significant.

As mortgage rates go up, he said, “that will dampen housing.”

But the housing industry won’t “fall off a cliff” as a result, he said.

“It’s likely to be much more gradual. If past patterns are any indication, a lot of people will shift from fixed-rate loans to adjustable-rate loans. I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t see it again.”

Are you looking for a flash software program to create your own website? You might be thinking that you need to be well-versed with flash technology to use this software. Well, there are a large variety of software tools that require you to have adept skills of Flash. Those are complicated and expensive and using those tools is pretty complex task. But, this is not the case with all tools. There are several simpler tools, which not only give satisfactory results but are quite affordable also. They create flash slide shows with investment of only a few dollars. They have user-supportive interface and any one can use them without any requirement of Flash knowledge. If you are running a small business, it would not be easy for you to hire a professional web development team to get your official web site designed. Then, what can be done to find the solution? There are many ways and means to create your website with flash slideshow software. You can seek different options and pick up the one to suit your needs. Do It Yourself (i.e. DIY) solutions – In this type of solution, you can use stand-alone software tool to construct slide shows even when you do not have any familiarity with Macromedia Flash. How DIY programs work?

Most of the DIY tools are easy to use. By following only a few steps, you can design your flash website and that too without any help from specialized flash designer or technical person. You can also append zoom effect, transitions, visual effects & interactive controls. The audience will be startled to look at your website and will like to see your slide show created with flash creator tool.

Add images, text and sound to your web design where required. You can also choose templates to create flash slide show among the multiple templates provided within the software. Next, add some transition and special effects in the slides. The designer can even change the position, masks, dimensions and animations in the creation as per his or her needs.

There are many flash software and slide show programs present in the market. Some of them cost a lot, while some of them are available at much affordable costs. A detailed research is required before purchasing the software, since some fraud providers are also there in the market. They promise something else and their tools perform something else. It is recommended that you purchase the software from trusted sources.

Anee Steven is a successful author and an online market strategist. Written many articles on various topics and this time around with article on creating websites, banner and slideshows using tools like flash creator and slideshow software etc.

Eugene Kramer, son of Arthur Kramer and Beverly Kramer, studied at the Florida Atlantic University from 1988 until 1989. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Science with majors in Animal Science from Rutgers University at Cook College. He graduated with a 3.2 average. During his college, Eugene Kramer worked at Somerset Veterinary Group where he helped the Veterinarians during surgery, took x-rays and administered care to animals in the form of medication application. After college, he applied to New York Chiropractic College where in 1997 he graduated with a doctorate of Chiropractic. He did his internship on Long Island at the Levittown Health Center.

Born in Darby, his father was the former president and owner of Kramer Lighting Inc. located in Middletown, R.I. This company manufactured commercial light fixtures for companies such as Nike, Warner Bros. and was later bought by Advanced Lighting Technologies.Eugene Kramer has been a treating physician since 1997. He has been in private practice since 1999. He worked as an associate for Dr. Frederick Chassman for about 1 year. As a sole proprietor, he opened his first clinic in Fall River, MA under the name of New England Spine and Disc Center, LLC. He has also owned practices in Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Providence, R.I and Middletown. n.

Eugene Kramer aims at providing his patients with better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. He focuses on Cox Flexion Distraction for spinal disc injuries and is an expert in treating injuries due to auto accidents, low back pain, Fibromyalgia, headaches, spinal pain, arthritis, work and sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and most musculoskeletal injuries. His primary clinical interests lie in headache and disc injury management and helping people lead less painful lives. His hobbies include tennis, golf, and taking care of his dog Driver. He also involves himself in activities like jet skiing, travelling and also loves to spend quality time with his family and friends.

The faucet nowdays is chosen not just to get water into the sink but to put in a lot of style, sophistication and flair to a home’s kitchen design. With all the kinds of styles and brands available in the market nowadys, it is best to know your options to help you decide which one best suit you. The top five brands of this kitchen fixture are American Standard, Delta, Kohler, Price Pfister and Grohe.

Delta kitchen faucet is a sought after brand among consumers because of their great quality and award winning products and reputation that they have built through the years. They are at the cutting edge of product innovation as they are recognized for using intelligent technological solutions to make the customers lives easier. Their products are guaranteed to be leak free and worry free operation made possible with trademarked features such s Diamond Seal Technology, Electronic touch and Magna Tite Docking. If you have the budget to seriously make your kitchen sink look high tech and sophisticated, then this brand is the way to go. Kohler, on the other hand, have faucets that are made from solid brass and zinc die-cast only made for outstanding operation, durabililty and strength for years to come. They want their consumers lives easier that is why they utilize an innovative technology for simple installation.

Grohe kitchen faucet has European style of design and functionality with their upscale and innotive products. They want the consumers to feel the perfect flow all the time with their products, this is their motto. With the high price tag of their products, you are to have an optimum fulfillment with the splendid design and modern features that are guranteed to deliver the best peformance and quality possible.

American Standard and Price Pfister are perhaps what can be considered the the household brands when it comes to kitchen sink faucets. They have built their own trusted name and reputation being around in the industry for more than a century. They have a vast array of products from cheap to expensive to serve consumers of all ages and classes. Count on durability, high quality and reliability with the superior designs and breakthrough innovations that they have contributed to the industry throughout the years.

When deciding which brand of fixture to go for, think of three things, your budget, style and needs. If you invest in a good quality kitchen faucet, then you will be saving money in the long run. On the other hand, if you are short of money at the moment, think of basic functionality first rather than sophistication.

The Outdoor Lighting Birmingham is some of the services provided by the Gardner landscaping. This company is mainly focussed on providing the quality services to the home owners or the businessmen. They serve the people at their best. They understand the problem of the people and know that when they want done and how they want it done. The priority is always given to the task to be completed. There are a number of other services provided by the landscaping company such as the Garden Centers Birmingham and the garden centers Birmingham al. regarding the services the customers can count on us anytime. The company always provides the work to be done accordingly as per their specifications. You will never regret about joining the landscaping company like these, they always keep the guests prior to everything else in the company. The ultimate goal as expected by the Gardner landscaping is the customers satisfaction. Our jobs are so uniquely designed in order to suit the requirements of each and every individual. The company has employed a number of experienced and professional employees in order to meet the customers demands and needs. These also motivate the co workers in order to get the desired output. There are some fields of work on which the company boasts of doing its best. The company feels proud of having the best ability of making any of the landscape look better than what it used to look. This is because of the fact that the company is very creative in the landscape design. All the services offered are completed by the trained professionals in order to provide you the best you can ever imagine. The Gardner landscaping is a fully fledged working company with a licence from the government and is also insured.

Services offered
The customers are always welcome and are free to browse the website anytime and anywhere. A number of services are offered by the outdoor lighting Birmingham as well as the Garden Centers Birmingham. Some services are like the basement water proofing, flowers management, drainage, excavating the ground, grading and clearing of the lot, installing the hard scope design, installation and design of irrigation and repair work, junk and trash material disposal, the maintenance of landscape and the outdoor structures.

The outdoor structures maintenance
Quite a number of outdoor services about maintenance are provided by the landscaping company. The services such as maintenance of decks, fences of both wood as well as metal, the Arbores, the gazebos, a number of screened porches and patio covers are also provided. Various landscape design and maintenance services such as mowing off the turf, blowing off the areas, edging of the landscape, trimming of grass as well as the weeds, trenching of the bed lines, aeration of soil, de-thatching, trimming and pruning the shrubs, the colour according to the seasons, removal of the leaves, cleaning the landscape and the natural areas are provided. Therefore, Outdoor Lighting Birmingham is the best choice.

Justin Bieber is one of the hottest properties in the music industry now. Every teen girls and even young boys are going crazy over this “Baby” hit maker. Truly, the pop star’s influence is evident among the young generation not only with the songs that they store in their phones and players but also with the things that surround them. From head to toe, these admirers are clothed with the name of JB. If you are an avid follower and you can’t get enough of the so called Bieber fever, this article will help you a little in satisfying your luxury.

How would that be doable? T-shirt is one of the items that would seal your status as a true blooded Bieber admirer. So permit us to show you how to make a simple JB paraphernalia exhausting cheap promotional t-shirts. In creating an “I Love JB” shirt, I advice you to just make an applique shirt. Sounds hard? It is not as hard as it seems. Let me supply you a simple guide on how to create an applique shirt that states your love and ardor for the one and only Justin Bieber.

You need: Cotton Shirt, Cotton Fabric, Tracing Paper, Scissors, Pins, Fusible Web, Sewing Machine

Procedure:

Step One. Draw your artwork that says “I Love JB” on a tracing paper. You can make it as one phrase of per letter. Pin the cut design on the fabric and cut it. If you don’t prefer to use pins, just use a water soluble marker. Select the color of the fabric that would be very evident in your cheap promotional t-shirt.

Step Two. Stick the applique “I Love JB” letters on to the shirt using the fusible web. Just follow the directions indicated in the package.

Step Three. Stitch the applique. You can either use a sewing machine or do it yourself. Stitching the edges of your applique will lock it on its place.

Making your customized shirt with “I Love JB” applique is as effortless as counting 1-2-3. Aside from such phrase, you can also get his song titles or use silkscreen to print his face on your shirt. There are companies that can present you budget-friendly printing services. Furthermore, you can choose which design you would like to emboss. Just search the internet and you’ll definitely get the best deals in town.

Staying in hotels has become a regular part of our lives, therefore it is important to make sure that we know and follow the rules of hotel safety.
Maximize fire safety and security by selecting a room located between the 4 and 6th floor Avoid rooms above the sixth floor–the maximum height that fire-department ladders can reach

When possible do not except a hotel on the ground floor that has doors and windows that open to the outside.

For security in motels, avoid ground floor rooms off the parking lot. If you can’t get a room on a higher level, take one facing the inside courtyard.

Look for information in room about fire safety and read to become familiar with nearest fire exit / stairway and locate nearest fire exit.

When you enter your hotel room, make sure the door closes securely and that the deadbolt works. Keep the deadbolt and safety bar on at all time.

Select a hotel with modern electronic guest room locks, as these locks automatically change the lock combination with every new guest so there is little chance of a duplicate key to your room.

There should be fire sprinklers in hotel rooms, hallways, and meeting rooms likewise for smoke detectors.

Each room telephone should allow outside dialing.

Guest phones located in hallways and lobbies should not allow direct room dialing, so anyone using the phone should have to call the operator and request a room by guest name, not room number.

There should be secure locks on windows and adjoining doors.

The hotel should have well-lit interior hallways, parking structures and grounds.

The parking garage should not have elevators taking passengers to guest floors. It should only go to the lobby.

Don’t answer the door in a hotel or motel room without verifying who it is. If a person claims to be an employee, call the front desk and ask if someone from their staff is supposed to have access to your room and for what purpose.

Keep your room key with you at all times and don’t needlessly display it in public. Should you misplace it, please notify the front desk immediately
Close the door securely whenever you are in your room and use all of the locking devices provided.
Check to see that any sliding glass doors or windows and any connecting room doors are locked
Dont invite strangers to your room – ever.
Do not draw attention to yourself by displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry.
Place all valuables in the hotel or motel’s safe deposit box, always.
When returning to your hotel or motel late in the evening, be aware of your surroundings, never be alone, stay in well-lighted areas, and use the main entrance.
Take a few moments and locate the nearest exit that may be used in the event of an emergency.
If you see any suspicious activity, notify the hotel operator or a staff member. Remember it is always “better to safe than sorry”

Reiki is a very ancient form of healing which originated in Tibet and was re-discovered and further developed by a Japanese monk named Dr. Mikao Usui. It is a natural hands-on method of energy balancing for the purpose of stress reduction and relaxation.

Reiki therapy can be used for many conditions and situations. It is especially useful in helping infertility because it is safe and gentle. It helps you reach a deep state of relaxation where you become receptive to receiving healing, thus allowing physiological and emotional changes to take place within your body.

There is a variety of health benefits associated with
Reiki treatments. Some of these benefits include:

reduced levels of stress
increased
energy levels
improved immune system health
reduced muscle pain
reduced levels of anxiety and depression
improved methods of detoxification
Because
Reiki healing works to improve your overall physical and mental health, it can in turn improve your chances of
getting pregnant by promoting overall reproductive health by minimizing conditions and illnesses that can contribute to infertility. Reiki therapy
can help to maintain good reproductive health that is beneficial for both men and women. Also, because stress is often linked to fertility problems, Reiki therapy can be beneficial in cases in which stress is contributing to problems
getting pregnant.

In addition to promoting good preconception health,
Reiki treatments can also help promote good prenatal health. A recent study found that
Reiki healing sessions reduced stress during pregnancy by 94% while nausea and morning sickness were reduced by 80% after
Reiki treatment sessions. In addition, the study found that quality of sleep is improved by 86% when
Reiki treatment is conducted during pregnancy.

Reiki healing can also help to minimize labor pains as well as to provide relief to muscles and reduce other discomforts linked to the birthing process.

To learn more about the benefits of Reiki please visit

To book a Reiki session with Dr. Jessica Caruso please call 603-434-3456 or email .

Discount packages for Reiki treatments are available upon request.

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