Motivational quote before a big performance?

Question by crazytibby: Motivational quote before a big performance?
I am part of a performance horseback riding team, and we have a huge show this weekend. I want to put a motivational quote on everyones stall before the show so they remember to do their best and stay focused etc. Suggestions?

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Answer by Charlie
‘If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you’. – Fred Devito

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Bunny Reenacts Hollywood Blockbusters for Hare-Raising Photos

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Throwing out last year’s calendar can bring out a mess of emotions. All those days you checked off — the good, the bad, the birthdays and anniversaries you forgot.

To ease the yearly trashing process, go with maximum levels of cute this year. Lucky for you, adorable Instagram star and carrot chomper Benjamin the Bunny has returned with a new calendar for 2014

Benjamin’s owner, Lauren Gates, dressed up the fluffball as famous movie characters and trotted him out to Prospect Park in Brooklyn to snap the snazzy pics.

Gates made all of Benjamin’s tiny costumes and elaborate backgrounds herself, which she told Mashable took “way too many months” to complete. She also says that while Benjamin doesn’t “particularly love” playing dress up, he is a good sport and rewarded with treats in return for his model patience. Read more…

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What are some great summer reads for a teen?

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Question by Lalana Kiles: What are some great summer reads for a teen?
So all my friends are in summer school and I’ve been really bored this summer. I really like romance novels, but I’m open to anything good. Any suggestions?

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Answer by NiKKi Z.
Just Listen- Sarah Dessen
The Rescue- Nicholas Sparks
Dear John- Nicholas Sparks

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Forks, Washington

A few nice new romance novel images I found:

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Home of Edward, Bella and Jacob of the Twilight Saga.
FROM WIKIPEDIA
This article is about the Stephenie Meyer novels. For the film series, see The Twilight Saga (film series). For other uses, see Twilight (disambiguation).

Twilight

Complete set of the Twilight series with the spin-off novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.
Twilight
New Moon
Eclipse
Breaking Dawn
AuthorStephenie Meyer
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, fantasy, young-adult fiction
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
Published2005–2008
Media typePrint
Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. It charts a period in the life of Isabella "Bella" Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella’s point of view, with the epilogue of Eclipse and Part II of Breaking Dawn being told from the viewpoint of character Jacob Black, a werewolf. The unpublished Midnight Sun is a retelling of the first book, Twilight, from Edward Cullen’s point of view. The novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, which tells the story of a newborn vampire who appeared in Eclipse, was published on June 5, 2010 as a hardcover book and on June 7 as a free online ebook.[1] The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, a definitive encyclopedic reference with nearly 100 full colour illustrations, was released in bookstores on April 12, 2011.[2]
Since the release of the first novel, Twilight, in 2005, the books have gained immense popularity and commercial success around the world. The series is most popular among young adults; the four books have won multiple awards, most notably the 2008 British Book Award for "Children’s Book of the Year" for Breaking Dawn,[3] while the series as a whole won the 2009 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book.[4]
As of October 2010, the series has sold over 116 million copies worldwide[5] with translations into at least 38 different languages around the globe.[6][7] The four Twilight books have consecutively set records as the biggest selling novels of 2008 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list[8] and have spent over 235 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list for Children’s Series Books.[9]
The books have been made into The Twilight Saga series of motion pictures by Summit Entertainment. The film adaptations of the first three books were released in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The fourth book is being adapted as two full-length films – the first film was released in November 2011, and the second film is scheduled to be released in November 2012.[10]

Duck’s Tongue & Matrimony Vine Embraced in a Crystal Consommé Pudding
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The best thing about eating with a bunch of people who don’t mind offal and new food experiences is to introduce them to something like this! I recall having the duck’s tongue in the consommé jelly and enjoying the cool firm set, semi-saline aspic-like jelly. The deboned tongue was a revelation to a few dining companions, while even more embraced the slightly spiced springy texture of the well washed jelly fish. The latter was quite enjoyable because unlike many of its elastic bandy, tougher dried out cousins, this one was water-saturated to an almost clean-crisp agar-agar finish (I don’t like agar-agar much myself, but for an item that is typically served as one long coil that can easily be choked on, this texture was perfect). A further surprise was when BZ exclaimed how she loves jelly fish (I remember introducing my childhood best friend to it before and she labeled it as "different" – the first time I realized that it was a polite way of saying gross) and slurped up hearty portions of the 3 plates we ordered. Did I mention how I love eating with open minded eaters? Very cool indeed.

The only thing I found off putting for this course was the name. Why is it that some restaurants feel compelled to list all their ingredients as the name of a course (which I don’t have a problem with) – especially one trying to make the item sound all the more over the top grand than it is? Matrimony vine? Embraced?? Crystal consommé pudding? Are we eating fancy looking offal or reading a Harlequin romance novel (JY correct me if I’m wrong as I’ve never read one)? Is some ripply man going to ride out on his white horse and feed these to us? It makes me laugh. Seriously it’s just duck tongue with one goji berry set in gelatinized stock (although I guess imaginations could go wild about the tongue part).

Out for dim sum with DW, BZ, and crew. Here were some of the assortment ordered that I hadn’t captured as a digital photo on previous visits.

Seen in: www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/food-porn/2009/05/01…

NamSan Love
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NamSan Tower, Seoul, Korea 2008.

I first observed the phenomenon of "love padlocks" in Seoul a few years back then thought little of them until recently when I found that they were now appearing on the Brooklyn Bridge.  Curious, I decided to delve more deeply into the topic and discovered that the recent explosion of the "love padlock" trend began in Rome after the release of Federico Moccia’s 2006 teen romance novel and then film Ho voglia di te (I want you). In the book and movie, the main protagonists visit the Ponte Milvio bridge where they write their names on a lock, declare their eternal love, and throw away the key. Inspired by this, young Roman couples also began to lock their love onto the Ponte Milvio to the extent that the lampposts of the bridge nearly collapsed under the weight of the locks.

Over the past several years the practice spread across Italy, then onto other parts of the world most notably Paris, Seoul, Budapest, and Tokyo. While many young lovers celebrate the practice, others particularly in Paris are not so sure. In fact, the New York Times reported that the ubiquity of the locks has become increasingly irritating for Parisians (An Affront to Love, French Style), as it went on to say:

"The pain doesn’t come only from the fact that some bridges, like Pont de l’Archevêché and Pont des Arts, now feel as if they could collapse under the weight of tourists’ undying love but also from the idea that a lock could represent love. Such an idea is abhorrent to many French people.
At the heart of love à la française lies the idea of freedom. To love truly is to want the other free, and this includes the freedom to walk away. Love is not about possession or property. Love is no prison where two people are each other’s slaves. Love is not a commodity, either. Love is not capitalist, it is revolutionary. If anything, true love shows you the way to selflessness.

In his recent book, “In Praise of Love,” the French philosopher Alain Badiou reminds us that love implies constant risk. There is no safe, everlasting love. The idea that you can lock two people’s love once and for all, and toss the key, is a puerile fantasy. For Mr. Badiou, love is inherently hazardous, always on the brink of failure and above all vulnerable. Embrace its fragility, wish your beloved to be free and you might just, only just, have a chance to retain his or her undying gratitude, and love."

I think my heart lies closer to that of the mythical love à la française.  Though I am sure over time the young Seoulites who have locked their love onto the fence at the Seoul Tower may someday come to live with freer hearts. Until then it seems the management of the Tower has advised young lovers not to throw away their keys.

(It should be noted that the while the English here says ‘Do not throw your key away,’ the Korean says ‘자연보호를 위해 열쇠를 던지지 마세요, which translates to ‘Please do not throw (as in to propel through the air) keys in order to protect nature", so actually there’s a bit of minor mistranslation here as the the notice does not really suggest keeping your keys 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day!

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Working Parents

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On December 31, 2012, I nursed my two-week old son and made a single resolution: Survive the first year of parenthood. And now, just over one year later, I’m proud to say that, perhaps for the first time in my life, I stuck to my new year’s resolution.

This year, I’ve found that my list of resolutions fall into two camps: the usual post-holiday suspects, like vowing to run a faster 5K and eat less junk, and the supermom wish list, like resolving to take my son to the playground despite the cold weather. Liz O’Donnell, Huffington Post contributor and author of Mom, Mogul, and Maid, offers this list of resolutions, which encourages working mothers to focus on tackling a few practical resolutions, because “while we can have it all, we can’t do it all.” Read more…


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Quote of the Day

A few nice quote of the day images I found:

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What is the most inspirational quote you know?

Question by CompuTalk.net: What is the most inspirational quote you know?
Please post the most inspirational quote you know or can find, I don’t need to know who it is by, but it is helpful.

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Answer by curiositas49
Speak truth to power … always!

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What are some of your favortite quotes about horses and life?

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Question by : What are some of your favortite quotes about horses and life?
List them below, I would love to hear my favorite is “Horses make a landscape look beautiful”
My other favorite quote in general is “fortune favore the bold” and hopes to get a tattoo of this quote one day

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Answer by Gypsy
“There’s something about the outside of a horse, that’s good for the inside of a man”
Pretty sure it was Winston Churchill

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PAPERBACK006

Some cool romance novel review images:

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PAPERBACK006 is a typical novel in paperback form. The book is laying down on the surface at a 45° angle, the camera itself is looking down at the book from a 30° angle. The page texture for this Action is generated automatically. This book is representative of a 300 page novel.

This Action has 2 steps:

(1) Renders a template
(2) Renders the result

Play step 1 in the Photoshop Actions palette and paste your design onto the template. Then play step 2, your 2D design will be rendered out as a hires glossy 3D product.

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Creative Commons applies to the Photoshop Action itself and not to the rendered result. The resulting PSD with the 3D glossy product shot with dozens of layers is yours to do with as you wish.

PAPERBACK009
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PAPERBACK009 is a typical novel in paperback form. The book is laying down on the surface at a 45° angle with the spine of the book facing the camera, the camera itself is looking down at the book from a 30° angle. The page texture for this Action is generated automatically. This book is representative of a 300 page novel.

This Action has 2 steps:

(1) Renders a template
(2) Renders the result

Play step 1 in the Photoshop Actions palette and paste your design onto the template. Then play step 2, your 2D design will be rendered out as a hires glossy 3D product.

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Creative Commons applies to the Photoshop Action itself and not to the rendered result. The resulting PSD with the 3D glossy product shot with dozens of layers is yours to do with as you wish.