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How to Find a Reputable Chinese Massage Parlor

The growing popularity of massages and related services is creating more interest in Chinese massage parlor facilities. Asian women are beautiful and many men appreciate them, which is why they prefer an Asian massage parlor to your traditional day spa or salon. When you are looking for a place like this in your city, you have a lot of different options to choose from. As long as you take the time to see what’s out there, however, it should be easy for you to get everything that you need.

Here are some tips for choosing a reputable Chinese massage parlor, no matter what you are looking for:

-Check out the reputation and history of the parlor. How long have they been in business? You need to make sure you’re working with professionals and not some fly-by-night company that doesn’t know what they’re doing.

-Look at the masseuses that you have to choose from. Make sure that they are professionally trained and capable of giving you the massage services that you need, no matter what you have in mind.

-Your budget counts on this extra expense, because it’s not a necessity. Unless you’re a millionaire, the cost of an Asian massage parlor is going to affect your decision. Luckily for you, it should be easy for you to find affordable services.

-A local Asian massage parlor is best. After all, no matter how relaxing the experience is you don�t want to be driving across the city to get there. That will just make things more stressful. Choose a local service for a more enjoyable investment.

-Look at the services available. Every Chinese massage parlor is a little different. You have to make sure they can provide the services you want when you are in the market for a massage. A little research online can go a long way in helping with this.

You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a trip to an Asian massage parlor, provided that you take the time to choose one that gives you the experience that you deserve. With the help of the internet, you should be able to explore all of the options that you have locally for a Chinese massage parlor and get the best service, no matter what you have in mind. It’s supposed to be an enjoyable, relaxing experience and that only happens when you choose the right parlor in the first place.

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Do The Maya Believe The End Of The World Is At Hand

The Mayan people who lived in what is now modern day Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico had exceptionally complicated calendars. During the 18th century, scholars began to translate the Mayan calendar, and realized that the current cycle would end round about December 21st 2012.

It just so happens that upon this date, the earth and sun will be roughly aligned with the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is also of course the Winter Solstice, or shortest day of the year. These facts combined with the overheated imaginations of people who love to speculate about the end of the world being at hand, have given rise to endless speculation that somehow the world will come to an end on December 21st 2012, or that we will transition into a new state of being.

Mayans themselves on the whole just shrug their shoulders, and entirely disbelieve in the so called Mayan prophecy. To them it is simply the end of a long time cycle, rather like 31st December. But of course, there is money to be made from Doomsday, so the Tourist Boards of the various Mundo Maya (Mayan World) countries have been milking it as hard as they can.

Many people genuinely believe that the Mayan civilization was founded by extra terrestrial beings, and that they created the complex calendar to indicate to the world that some cataclysmic event would take place. In fact, it’s not even certain that the Mayan calendar does end on December 21st 2012, experts disagree on this point.

People who follow the various Mayan Doomsday Cults believe that there will be some kind of special beam radiated from the center of the Universe to Earth. Of course, one person’s Doomsday Cult is another person’s respectable belief � after all, most Christians believe in the end of the world as we know it and the second coming of Christ.

One of the interesting aspects of the Mayan Prophecy is that people believe that the way in which humans respond to these end of the world events will affect what actually happens. Some believe that if it is greeted with open minds and hearts, we will somehow be transported into a new age, where we will enjoy a higher consciousness.

There are some who believe the the original intergalactic �seed Maya� beings will return on December 21st, bringing with them new knowledge and ushering in a new age of peace, harmony, and wisdom. Interestingly, very few people actually seem to believe that we are looking at the end of the world, rather some kind of rebirth.

Events due to take place at Mayan sites all over the Mundo Maya range from international concerts to a few enthusiasts camping out over night at some of the smaller temples. There doesn’t seem to be a mass subscription to an end of the world scenario, rather, this seems to be for most people something fun and interesting, fueled by the seemingly endless doomsday programming of the History Channel and the like.

Laughably, one such program showed an intrepid explorer traveling to a �secret� Mayan site. The �secret� site is half a mile off of a main road and visited by tourists daily. The Mayan shaman in the film, introduced as a traditional wise man in his Mayan hovel, is actually a well known village elder and tour guide who, carefully out of shot, has a TV, stereo system and the like in his admittedly traditional home.

In hushed tones the intrepid explorer explained that he had to beat his way through almost impenetrable jungle to the site, which he announced he had very special permission to visit. The impenetrable jungle he was showing the viewer was in fact a cultivated banana plantation, there were even a few chickens pecking around! Yes, the Mayan end of the world Doomsday cult has brought charlatans out in their droves.

Fortunately the Mayan Prophecy seems to be a mild and pleasant variant of the regular end times theme which has not gulled people into serious fear and worry.

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The Super Idea

Superman with his heat vision,Batman with his utility belt, Spiderman with his webshots and Ironman with his cool armor; we know it all,we�ve seen it all,we love it all(sort of). The current craze for wearing superhero t shirts, watching superhero blockbusters has turned into a trend more than a fan base. Most of these fans(!) did not even follow the comics series thus do’nt know the root of the superhero they are so fan of. How many of us does actually know the first superhero Mandrake The Magician?

�A superhero is a type of stock character dedicated to protecting the public� as wiki defines, Mandrake the Magician was the first to come up with this concept. Lee Falk created Mandrake at the age of 19, in 1924,who debuted in 1934 just as newspaper comic strips. Mandrake’s super power was his ability to “make people believe anything, simply by gesturing hypnotically”.

However, Superman is considered as the official superhero to start the phenomenon. Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster of DC comics in 1932, Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures,superman soon was widely considered to be an American cultural icon. It is also believed that Superman established the image of superhero in the comic industry.

Soon after the success of superman, the upsurge of new superheroes was at bullet speed. At that time (year 1934-1941) DC comics was at full potential monopoly with Superman, Batman and some other known heroes. Funny fact is, we all read,heard,seen DC comics. But only 1 out of 40 people know the abbreviation is actually Detective Comics.

Marvel comics was established at 1941 and successfully came in rivalry with DC with its debut superhero Captain America .A common concept of Spiderman being the first superhero of Marvel is a complete misconception. In fact, Spiderman was Marvel�s mid stage creation. Marvel gave birth to a new concept of superhero group with its one of the best creation Fantastic 4 following up with X-Men.

A very simple idea of creating a fictional character with extraordinary abilities and devoting his/her life towards saving other people created a revolution that sustains till now. Maybe the idea of these superheroes are fictional, but creating a fictional idea like this requires nothing less than a superhero. The creations might be superheros in frames and pages. But the creators are superheroes in real life.

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Mozart Effect

Music is a very significant part of our life. We literally live on music. From our childhood, we could define what situation Tom & Jerry is in just by hearing that background music. As we grow up our music taste and our sense of music develop with our own perspective. Some chose music that reflects anger, while another choses a soothing touch of emotion in music. We often chose music according to our mood. We chose high beat trance songs when we are all pumped up, or chose soothing songs when we are low. We feel the music syncing down with our mood and let it make us feel what we want to feel. Little do we know, how music can affect our mood,thinking, let alone our Intelligence.

Psychoacoustics is a study of sound perception. it one of the major studies of the effects of music on the human mind. It basically describes how music format, starting from frequency and waveform till genre of music affects our mood, intelligence and even health. For example, any one can notice that violin tunes always feels close to heart. Its because the frequency of violin is close the resonance of our heart beat. Psychoacoustics branches out to many segments such as cognitive neuroscience, Franssen effect, Mozart effect, sound localization etc. However, one of the most interesting part of Psychoacoustics is the Mozart effect.

Mozart effect is a proven theory of music�s influence over intelligence. The term generated from an experiment that proved listening to Mozart Symphonies and melodies has a positive effect on Human Intelligence. If a child had been listening to mozart from early life, the child has more positive growth of intelligence than others. A set of research results that indicate that listening to Mozart’s music may induce a short-term improvement on the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks known as “spatial-temporal reasoning and short term memory capacity. Popularized versions of the hypothesis, which suggest that “listening to Mozart makes you smarter”. Another of set of experiment on lab rats show that, rats exposed to Mozart music improves their maze learning.

The April 2001 edition of Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine assessed the possible health benefits of the music of Mozart. John Jenkins played Sonata K.448 to patients with epilepsy and found a decrease in epileptiform activity. This created an impact on the whole music scene and changed the view of taking music as just a source of entertainment. In fact, on January 13, 1998, when Zell Miller, governor of Georgia, announced that his proposed state budget would include $105,000 a year to provide every child born in Georgia with a tape or CD of classical music. A separate incident of Budapest gypsy in 1875 is known for a violin symphony that caused the violinist to have a heart attack. In my personal way, Mozart music helps me have a sound sleep (Try Sonata in C major)

Music has been evaluated to see if it has other properties. The more we explore and know music, the more we learn about its attachment to our life. Maybe not for intelligence, not for medical use, but surely music brings an inner peace that nothing else can ever fill.