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How To Have A Real Summer Vacation – Without Spending A Lot Of Money


Summertime is supposed to be a fun time, but it’s not really a whole lot of fun to be sweltering in the heat doing nothing interesting while your friends are out gallivanting around the world.  So what can you do to enjoy summer, without having to run up your credit card bills or spend a fortune? Here are some tips that life coaching experts recommend:

Look for free or cheap summer-specific things to do in your city

Do you have things you always mean to get around to doing in your town in the summer, like checking out Shakespeare in the Park or the symphony’s outdoor performances or a local food festival, but you just have not gotten around to doing these things? Well, there is no time like the present. Look in your community for some of the many fun summer-specific event that there are, and make it a point to do one of those things every week.

Act like a tourist in your town

Along those lines, there are plenty of year-round things to do in your city or town.  For example, I recently walked Manhattan’s High Line, an old elevated railway line that has been converted to a beautiful park.  It is something I have been meaning to do more often – the flowered plants in the park bloom at different times, so it means a different experience every single time you visit it. Anyhow, I saw two tourists taking photos of each other, so I offered to take a photo of the two of them together. As I was doing so, the wife mused about how much there is to do in New York City, and wondered if people visited the great attractions all the time. I thought to myself that I had all these great things to see and do in the city, yet I did not do many of them. Anyhow, it is something to think about – consider what tourist attractions are in your town, and get to them now.

Consider taking three-day weekends

If you cannot afford to take a week-long vacation, think about how you can take a three-day weekend at a location within driving or public transportation distance. And make it a real break away from your life; spend your time enjoying the time away, not checking your email every five minutes.

Do that staycation

If you have leave time coming to you, but not a huge amount of money to spend, you can do that staycation. Incorporate the things suggested above, like finding free or cheap things to do, acting like a tourist in your town, and taking a mini-vacation. But also consider doing even more simple pleasures like just going to the movies or binge-watching a TV series like Arrested Development. You can get some exercise classes in that you have not have time for, or spend time in the local pool.

To learn more about tips on how to enjoy your summer, you might want to talk to a life coach.

Lisa Swan writes on a variety of life and career coaching topics. She lives in New York City.


365 Days of Dangermas: Day 94 – Nurses Rule At DangerousLee.Biz!

DANGERMASLOGODay 94 – April 4, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • Today was a day full of work, so there’s really no highlights worth mentioning except the fact that the article 5 Reasons Marrying A Nurse Is Like Winning The Lottery has received close to 150,000 views today and the love hate conversation on nurses continues. I’m amazed! Who knew an article about nurses would cause such a stir!
  • I got a B- in my Bio Chemistry Neuro Psychology class. Yay me! I’m glad to be done with that!
  • I had several epiphanies last night before bed and I am very excited about my next book project. I can’t wait to share the details with you when it’s ready to rock!
  • Earth Day is April 22 and Senia has created  – Senia’s Earth Day Challenge. Please participate by submitting images of green living or images/drawings of your favorite places on earth.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 79

DANGERMASLOGODay 79 – March 20, 2013:

It’s the first day of Spring and it’ s cold  as hell and snowing! Go figure, Michigan! Tomorrow is Spring school picture day for Senia and I just flat ironed her hair for the first time. She loves it and can’t stop posing! It should make for a pretty cute picture. A lock of  Senia’s hair goes in the Dangermas tree today. Don’t worry I didn’t cut it out; it’s from the brush ;)


Not Senia’s hair, but pretty darn close…

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

Making Breast Implants Look Natural


The decision to get implants requires women to think carefully about the preferred look. The key to getting a natural look depends on the woman and her body type, but certain tricks can provide a smoother and natural look without making it obvious that an implant is creating the full appearance.

Select the Material Carefully:

Some breast implant materials will naturally cause a fake look because it does not move in the right way. Natural breasts have a certain look and movement that is soft and flexible. Implants can end up looking too stiff, tight or rigid when the wrong material is selected.

The best material for implants is usually silicone because it looks and feels more natural than a saline implant. The reason that saline is better to avoid is the rigidity and blown-up balloon look. Saline implants are a salt-water solution in a small balloon-like encasement. As a result, the appearance of the implant is fake and unnatural.

Talk With a Surgeon About Appropriate Sizing:

Although the general rule is to avoid increasing the cup size more than one to one and one-half the original size, the exact sizing calculation is based on body measurements the surgeon takes during a consultation. The best size will vary based on a woman’s body type and measurements, so it is important to ask the surgeon about appropriate sizing before selecting a size.

If the size increases too much, then the breasts will look unnatural and fake. The reason for the unnatural appearance is that lack of normal drop and droopiness. Natural breasts have a certain droop and fall that is not present when implants get too large.

Place the Implants Under the Muscle:

Although surgeons allow women to choose the placement of implants, it will always look more natural to place it below the muscles. The reason is the amount of natural tissue over the implant is increased. Since the tissue amount is increased, the look of implants is improved.

Use Social Media to Find Before and After Pictures:

The best way to get a natural look is by giving pictures to a surgeon showing the preferred results. Social media outlets are a great place to find information and details about different results women have when they get implants.

By looking at social media sights and seeing the advice or suggestions of other women, it is possible to get a better idea of the best solution for a personal body type. The best images to show a surgeon are the ones that look natural and have a similar body type. A great surgeon will have a good idea of the sizing, look and location that a woman prefers based on the images and the results in the after pictures.

Implants do not always look natural due to several possible factors. When the implants are improperly placed or the surgeon does not make suggestions about sizing, women can face disappointing results. Taking measures to ensure the implants look as natural as possible will provide better results and clear instructions to the surgeon.

This post was written by Anne Jenkens, a receiver of breast implants. For her breast augmentation Montreal, she went to augmentationmammaire-montreal.com/en/index.html, and was 100% satisfied.

Senia Sees “African Cats” for Earth Day


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