Star of Bombay Gin in hochwertiger Metallbox (1 x 0.7 l)

Star of Bombay Gin in hochwertiger Metallbox (1 x 0.7 l)

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Der Alkoholgehalt von 47,5 % bringt die aromatischen Obertöne zur Geltung; der belebende Duft von reifem Wacholder vereint sich harmonisch mit reichhaltigen Zitrusaromen und dunklen floralen Akzenten.
STAR OF BOMBAY ist ein Gin von außergewöhnlicher Komplexität, der im Single-Batch-Verfahren zeitaufwändig destilliert wird.
Das Resultat ist ein ebenso mildes wie reichhaltiges Geschmackserlebnis, welches in einem Star & Tonic oder French 75 perfekt zur Geltung kommt.

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Do Orgasms Relieve Anxiety?

Great sex on a regular basis can, in fact, relieve or eliminate stress and anxiety. Sexually active adults are generally less stressed, calmer, and happier. Why? Sex causes a release of oxytocin and endorphins, similar to those released during exercise. The release of these chemicals helps bring about a sense of calmness and clarity. But here’s the ironic truth, or shall we say the „catch-69“: although a hot sex life can help relieve stress and anxiety – stress and anxiety can kill a hot sex life.

For many adults, going without sex can lead to the buildup of even more mental tension, which, if left unchecked, can ultimately bring about a lessened sense of self-worth. Once that occurs, the sex machine inside you can shut down completely, blocking you from the benefits of this very natural and beautiful act. Furthermore, according to a study sponsored by the University of Gottingen in Germany, sex-less people often take on more work to compensate for their frustration. And taking on the increased labor results in – you got it – even less sex.

For you sexless adults, this isn’t to suggest that you rush out the door and find any willing libido to help kick-start a sex life for you. Selectiveness is key. It also doesn’t mean that staying home and using self-satisfaction techniques (masturbation) is an equal substitute to getting it on with someone special. Actually, if you can achieve orgasm alone, but cannot through sexual intercourse, you could have performance anxiety. Most doctors agree that the positive effects of sex on anxiety are magnified when you do it with someone who plays an integral role in your life. Often, just seeing someone you love and trust with your feelings is enough to provide relief from anxiety.


As beautiful and satisfying as the act of sex can be, it is but a crescendo or journey to that final, often euphoric resting place called orgasm. It is the conclusion of the plateau phase of intercourse. For women, there is some debate surrounding the pleasure and effectiveness of clitoral versus vaginal orgasms. Fact is they both feel great and provide anxiety-reversing results. Here are some of the physical and mental reactions that occur during orgasm:

  • Breathing, pulse rate and blood pressure continue to rise during sex.
  • Muscle tension and blood-vessel engorgement reach a peak.
  • Sometimes orgasm comes with a grasping-type muscular reflex of the hands and feet.
  • An abundant release of oxytocin and endorphins occurs.
  • Following orgasm, a reduction in baseline blood pressure happens.
  • Ultimately, tension is released producing an unrivaled relaxed state of mind

When the sexual crescendo concludes, the recirculation of blood back through the brain and the balance of the body brings on a momentary sense of welcomed weakness followed by a restoration of clarity, calm, and newfound confidence (especially if your partner achieves orgasm too). It feels like all your fears are literally lifted and taken away.


Relationship experts recommend couples have sex at least 2 to 3 times per week. Of course, singles might see numbers double or even triple those for couples. Some people have short sexual breakaways during the day, affectionately referred to as „quickie sex“, and report seeing dramatic improvement in confidence, pep, and life accomplishments. Regardless of how often you do it, structure your goal around eliminating the anxiety first and then see if the great sex comes around. Anxiety can be dangerous, sometimes resulting in death. Aside from medicinal approaches, there are many alternative ways of effectively treating anxiety. Read articles and reports on Natural Anxiety Relief Options.

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Source by Katelyn Tinker

Photographer Diane Arbus

born: March 14, 1923, New York City

died: July 26, 1971, New York City (suicide)

Diane Arbus (pronounced as „Dee-an“) was an American photographer known for her disturbing portraits of people on the fringes of society: sideshow freaks, nudists, transvestites. She also had a career as fashion photographer, along with her husband Allan Arbus, billing themselves as „Allan and Diane Arbus.“ After that she had a career on her own doing magazine work, which sometimes included her offbeat subjects, but more often focused on celebrities or fashion. No matter what the subject was, she photographed them all in her own anti-glamorous style. Her subjects often objected to the results. Norman Mailer once said that „giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child.“ Remarkably, her productive career spanned only about the last 10 years of her life, cut short by her suicide in1971, at the age of 48.

Diane Arbus was born Diane Nemerov on March 14, 1923, to wealthy parents, Gertrude Russek and David Nemerov, a partner with Russek’s department store. She had an older brother, Howard Nemerov, who would later become a well-known poet, literary critic, and Poet Laureate of the US. Her younger sister, Renee (married names: Sparkia, then Brown), became an artist. They grew up in expensive New York apartments on Central Park West and later on Park Avenue.

At age 13 she fell in love with Allan Arbus, who worked at her family’s store. The family was against the match, but Diane married him as soon as she turned 18. Allan learned photography while in the Army, and he taught Diane as he learned. After the war, they began doing fashion photography work as a team, beginning with work for Russek’s. Soon they were working for such clients as Esquire, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue. They continued this work through most of the 1950s. Diane and Allan both came to hate fashion photography for its superficiality. Meanwhile, the Arbuses had two daughters, Doon, born in 1945, and Amy, born in 1954.

From about 1955 to 1957, Diane studied photography with Lisette Model at The New School in New York. Model encouraged Diane Arbus to pursue her own offbeat photographic instincts, and in 1956 Diane left the fashion business to Allan. In 1960, she had her first photo-essay published in Esquire magazine, called „The Vertical Journey.“ In a series of 6 photos, she juxtaposed wealth and squalor in New York City. From that time on, she was able to make a living from magazine assignments and occasional teaching jobs.

The style Arbus developed included such elements as photographing in a square format, using an on-camera flash, and taking the photo in the subject’s own surroundings. She was also adept at catching her subjects in their unguarded moments. Critics often saw her work as exploitative, especially when the subject was freaks or the retarded. But Diane was drawn to these people for reasons of her own, related to her sheltered upbringing as a child of privilege. She later said „I grew up feeling immune and exempt from circumstance. One of the things I suffered from was that I never felt adversity. I was confirmed in a sense of unreality.“ She was drawn to people who had to struggle through life in ways she could only imagine.

In 1959, Diane and Allan Arbus separated. They continued to see each other often, and Diane continued to use Allan’s darkroom and to seek his advice on photography. By 1969 they were divorced. Allan remarried and moved to California to pursue his life-long interest in acting. His best known role to date has been as Sidney Freedman, the psychiatrist, on the TV show M*A*S*H.

Diane received 2 Guggenheim grants, to photograph American rites and customs, in 1963 and 1967. In 1967, the Museum of Modern Art included her work in its groundbreaking New Documents exhibit, which also featured newcomers Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander. This was the show that brought Diane Arbus to widespread public attention for the first time. By the end of her life, only four years later, she had established her reputation as a pioneer of the New Documentary style.

Having struggled with depression her entire life, in July 1971, Arbus committed suicide in her Greenwich Village apartment, by both taking barbiturates and slashing her wrists. (It was officially determined that the barbiturate overdose actually killed her.) Marvin Israel, her friend and mentor in her later years, found the body. Her suicide created an increased interest in, and mystique about, Diane Arbus.

The year after her death, MOMA held a retrospective of her work, which was the most-attended solo photography exhibit in that museum’s history. The accompanying book, titled Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, and edited by Doon and Marvin Israel, became a best-seller, and was considered for many years the definitive collection on Diane Arbus. In 2003, there was a Diane Arbus exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which travelled throughout the US and Europe. The accompanying book, Diane Arbus Revelations, contains 200 photos, biographical material, and personal notes and images.

In December 2007, the estate of Diane Arbus donated her complete archives and photographic equipment to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Interesting side notes

  • One of Arbus‘ well-known photos is a very close cropped shot of a baby’s face, which, unlike much of her work, is actually quite beautiful. That baby is Anderson Cooper, now the host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN. Google „Diane Arbus Anderson Cooper“ to see it.
  • In 1963, Diane’s sister Renee, along with her then-husband Roy Sparkia, created a series of eight illuminated panels that still decorate the north corridor of the Empire State Building lobby.

For more info on Diane Arbus, including a short documentary film and Diane Arbus book reviews, go to the Brooks Photopedia Diane Arbus page.

The definitive book on Diane Arbus‘ work is Diane Arbus Revelations. It contains large reproductions of all of her iconic work, and plenty of lesser-known works, interspersed with commentary and biographical information.

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Source by Brooks Gatlin

Coming to Terms

I first started in the Internet business about nine years ago or so. At the time, I was even then concerned about having already missed the boat. ECommerce has only grown since then. I started by designing a basic website called "Independent's Day", or "IndieDay" for short. I did not even have a .com at the time! It was all about selling independent musicians' CD's. It failed miserably.

The next thing I tried was a crafting site with my wife. She was into rubber stamping at the time, and so we started making stamps and selling them online. I designed most of the stamps myself, and we had a great time doing it together. She minded the craft side of the business, and I minded the online sales. We did pretty well. But my wife has very troublesome pregnancies, and so before our first was born, we decided to shut down.

But in the meantime I had learned a lot.

Then came Mark Hansen Music, where my personal professional passion is. Since then, I've added a number of sites, both commercial and non, to my list of active sites.

I tell you all that background to tell you this: I've seen a LOT of change. And a major part of that change has been centered in the search engines. And I'm not just talking about Who's the current King of the Hill, or which one is doing promotions with which one, or who is buying out who. I'm talking about the changes in the way they rank the sites that list with them.

Back in the old days, the META tags entrusted supreme. Especially the Keyword Tag. You had to have a huge keyword list of all the things people might search for in your list. And that list was hidden in the deep coding of your site. Invisible to the public, seen only by nosy geeks and search engine spiders. People used to do all kinds of tricks, like putting multiple repeats of their keywords in the list, and coming up with hundreds of irrelevant keywords. They'd put 10 or 20 repeats of a dirty word in their META keywords because that's what people were supposedly searching for.

But then, someone else would come along and repeat that word 50 or 100 times, and the whole thing kinda snowballed out of control. Even the dirty sites got into the game, including including mainstream keywords in their list. There was a time in the late 90's where it appeared like you could not even search for "mom's apple pie recipes" without getting at least two or three dirty sites in the list.

Fortunately, that all stopped working. The search engines decided that was absurd and did two things. First of all, they started penalizing people who had too much repetition in the keyword list. Second, they started paying more attention to the keyword matches in the actual website.

Then the webmasters started including huge lists of keywords at the bottom of their pages, sometimes hidden by making the text color the same as the background color. Then the search engines started checking and penalizing for that, and the cat-and-mouse game continued.

Finally we arrive at where we are today. It's still a constantly changing flux, with the search engines constantly adapting their ranking criteria, and the webmasters trying to game their systems. And each search engine still does things a bit differently. But even still, it's all starting to settle into some basic constants.

One of those constants is that the META tag keyword list is basically ignored now. What's most important by far, now, is keyword matches in the actual content of the site, especially in the visible text of the site.

That shift is now so complete, that I actually prefer not to refer to them by the phrase, "key words" any more. That harkens back to the old META tag system so strongly that I think it's confusing. Instead I use "Search Terms". I think that "Search Terms" better describes their function. It's what people are searching for. A search term is what you want to optimize your page for. It's the term that you work into your site in all the right places, so that when someone searches for it, you rank high.

And picking the right search terms for your optimization efforts is the new key. But it can be tricky.

You want to find search terms that are first of all, relevant to your site. That's what the filth purveyors found. When they were appearing on clean searches, rather than drawing people in, they were making people mad. Using irrelevant search terms just makes it harder for people to find what they're looking for, whether or not it's you.

Then you need to find words that are high in demand, and low in supply. Let me clarify. In economics an item is valuable when it is both rare and wanted. Like a diamond. If diamonds looked like raisins, it would not matter how rare they were, because nobody would want them.

Search terms are the same way. The most valuable term for your website is one that lots of people are looking for, but not so many people are using in their sites. If I go into's Keyword Selector Tool ( ), and search for "Music", I would find that in March of 2005, 9,963,606 searches were done for the term. Wow! 9 million +! That's a whopping lot! That means that "Music" is in high demand! What a great search term, right?

Well, hold on. Let's jump to for a minute, and search for the same term. Hmmm … Let's see … Not much … Only about 508 MILLION websites are competitive for ranking using that term. Let me say that again: 500+ MILLIO N. OK, that's a lot of competition. Supply is way high, here.

So, maybe I need to narrow things down a bit. Let's try "Rock Music". OK, that's a bit better, only 96 million sites. How about "Christian rock music"? That's more my style anyway … 13 million.

Now that's still very high, but you can see how focusing my search terms has made the numbers more and more manageable. I could keep narrowing and trying different search terms, bouncing between Google and Overture, testing supply and demand until I found some search terms that had the best balance between the two. Not so much competition, but still in demand.

Then, I'd return to my website, and I'll make sure that those search terms were written sensibly into my text and titles there on my main page and my sub pages. And that's one way I've improved my ranking.

I'd work on my terms!

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Source by Mark Hansen

Funk Guitar Mastery: The Complete Guide to Playing Funk Rhythm Guitar

Funk Guitar Mastery: The Complete Guide to Playing Funk Rhythm Guitar

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Understand, feel and master funk rhythm Guitar. Funk Guitar Mastery begins by teaching the rudiments of playing 1/16th note rhythms. These rhythms are internalised technically and aurally before being combined into tight, legitimate funk Guitar grooves. Essential techniques, such as muting, scratching, chord-sliding, choral hammer-ons, and picking are then introduced. Once your rhythm, technique and feel are secure, Funk Guitar Mastery moves on to teaching chord progressions, substitutions and pentatonic-based riffs. By developing a firm rhythmic and groove-based foundation, you will feel at home in any musical setting and be able to make any riff as funky as you like. Notjust for funk! – the rhythmic methods and technical skills taught in Funk Guitar Mastery will enhance any style of music. Funk Guitar Mastery covers: rhythmic accuracy, 1/16th note patterns, riffs, chord progressions, triads, pentatonics, different feels and much more.

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A Review of the Sportcraft TX5.0 RC Treadmill

I love walking, especially out doors, but there are times in winter when it’s just too darn cold. So, recently I bought the Sportcraft TX 5.0 RC Treadmill. Here’s my review and why I’m glad I bought it.

It’s great that I can now enjoy a good walk workout in the comfort of my own home and the features of the Sportcraft TX5 treadmill are really good. I talk about the best ones below.

Out of all the features of the Sportcraft treadmill, the best one is that it can easily go from its horizontal walking position to a vertical position so I can easily store it: I live in a small town house so space is an issue for me. Mind you, the Sportcraft machine does look quite stylish so leaving it set up and on display won’t embarrass a style-conscious person.

The display panel that comes with the Sportcraft TX5 is fantastic as it gives me lots of information. Not only does it show the miles and steps I’ve walked; it also shows the calories, heart rate, time and speed. There’s a quick mode button that lets me change the speed as well; It’s real easy, you just use the „+“ or „-“ signs to slowly increase or decrease speed in increments of one tenth of a mile.

Although it is a cheap machine, I’ve found I can also use it for running, though I have to admit I don’t run on it all that much. When I do run, I find the remote control to be very useful as it allows me to easily change speed without touching the display panel.

I’m a bit of a safety nut and one reason I’d put off buying a treadmill was because I was afraid I’d fall off – I had visions of my legs and arms being mangled. But, the Sportcraft TX5.0 RC has banished those fears. It comes with a safety cord that attaches to you and a sensor on the panel so if you should fall or slip, and the cord is not connected to the sensor, it stops automatically.

What I liked, and my husband loved, was the low price of the machine at just under $250. My husband found setting up the Sportcraft treadmill a breeze. The manual that came with it was easy to follow.

If you are looking for a treadmill, I would highly recommend the Sportcraft TX5.0 RC Treadmill. My husband doesn’t use it though as he’s an ardent runner; it isn’t really suitable if you take running seriously. But, for walkers like my self I think it works just great.

My review of the Sportcraft treadmill is a little short; I’ve just mentioned the things I liked most about it. The display console of the machine is just about right, the remote control makes operating the treadmill easy and I really like the safety cord. To date, I’ve had hassle free walking on this machine and am getting the workout I need.

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Source by Robin Cassidy

Die gefährlichsten Schulwege der Welt

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Sie fahren in Kanus über den größten See der Welt, riskieren ihr Leben in maroden Seilbahnen oder kämpfen sich bei 50 Grad unter dem Gefrierpunkt durch die Eiswüste. Diese Filmreihe begleitet Schüler durch spektakuläre Landschaften auf ihrem abenteuerlichen Weg zur Schule. Gezeigt werden alltägliche Abenteuer und Träume von Schülern, die jeden Tag dem Tod ins Auge sehen. Mit beeindruckenden Panoramabildern von gegensätzlichen Welten werden die Geschichten aus der Perspektive der Kinder erzählt. 1. Himalaya 2. Peru – Titicacasee 3. Kenia 4. Oimjakon – Sibirien 5. NepalDie gefährlichsten Schulwege der Welt
Auf dem Weg zur Schule
maroden Seilbahnen
1. Himalaya 2. Peru – Titicacasee 3. Kenia 4. Oimjakon – Sibirien 5. Nepal
Gezeigt werden alltägliche Abenteuer und Träume von Schülern, die jeden Tag dem Tod ins Auge sehen.

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