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23 May 19

Kari's Book Reviews and Revelations

  INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely Release Date: September 3rd Cover Designer: Helen Williams   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45441933-instant-gratification       PRE-ORDER TODAY! ✦Kindle ➜ https://blkly.pub/InstantKindle ✦Apple Books ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleInstant ✦Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboInstant ✦Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookInstant ✦Google Play ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleInstant ✦Paperback ➜ https://amzn.to/2VZ98Ks Audiobook preorder coming in late July Sign up here to receive […]

23 May 19
ginreads

  INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely Release Date: September 3rd Cover Designer: Helen Williams   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45441933-instant-gratification       PRE-ORDER TODAY! ✦Kindle ➜ https://blkly.pub/InstantKindle ✦Apple Books ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleInstant ✦Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboInstant ✦Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookInstant ✦Google Play ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleInstant ✦Paperback ➜ https://amzn.to/2VZ98Ks Audiobook preorder coming in late July Sign up here to receive […]

23 May 19
NATION AND STATE

Submitted by Michael Every of RaboBank It’s hard to keep up with all the escalation. Yesterday morning Asian time the worry was that the US was about to turn its fire on Chinese surveillance-camera maker Hikvision, which would obviously have proved damaging to that PLA-linked firm. Yesterday evening the US instead shifted its attention to […]

23 May 19
Go! Learn Things

Thanks to the craft beer craze, you can easily add a fun little brewery to almost any travel plans. However, there are some very special destinations that call for an all out Beercation. The State of Colorado is foaming with great beer. As a matter of fact the Great American Beer Festival takes place in […]

23 May 19
Scumbagwatch.com

Submitted by Michael Every of RaboBank

It’s hard to keep up with all the escalation.

Yesterday morning Asian time the worry was that the US was about to turn its fire on Chinese surveillance-camera maker Hikvision, which would obviously have proved d…

23 May 19
Archie Butterfly

Racing finds itself in a most unusual predicament as we spin off the home turn and enter the straight for the final couple of months of the season, for Darren Weir and Ben Currie are a mile in front of the pack in the Victorian and Queensland Trainers Premiership and both are at odds of […]

23 May 19
Romancing the Dispatcher

  INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely Release Date: September 3rd Cover Designer: Helen Williams   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45441933-instant-gratification       PRE-ORDER TODAY! ✦Kindle ➜ https://blkly.pub/InstantKindle ✦Apple Books ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleInstant ✦Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboInstant ✦Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookInstant ✦Google Play ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleInstant ✦Paperback ➜ https://amzn.to/2VZ98Ks Audiobook preorder coming in late July Sign up here to receive […]

23 May 19
melenasreviews

  INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely Release Date: September 3rd Cover Designer: Helen Williams   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45441933-instant-gratification       PRE-ORDER TODAY! ✦Kindle ➜ https://blkly.pub/InstantKindle ✦Apple Books ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleInstant ✦Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboInstant ✦Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookInstant ✦Google Play ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleInstant ✦Paperback ➜ https://amzn.to/2VZ98Ks Audiobook preorder coming in late July Sign up here to receive […]

23 May 19
I Smell Cakes and Candy by Custom Made Love

With this year full under way – it has come to my attention that there are artists around the world that are incredibly talented – but also might not have the exposure they deserve. As a whole – there are few that listen to underground music – but the thing is – that is exactly […]

23 May 19
Beneath The Covers Blog

INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely Release Date: September 3rd Cover Designer: Helen Williams Synopsis Snagging a date? Not a problem. But one that meets my special requirements? As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” she needs to […]

23 May 19
Trendy Technical Reviews

Air Shields in Vehicles are used to protect the vehicle and its occupants from the wind and other harmful particles such as insects, dust and rocks. These shields are fitted to the front of the window and provide an aero dynamical support to the vehicle and its parts. The Air Shields in Vehicles are also […]

23 May 19
Peas And Crayons

These Instant Pot Lentil Tacos are quick and easy to make! Whether you serve them mild or spicy (yes please!) they’re sure to rock your weeknight dinner routine and even taste great the next day! Freeze leftover filling or pop it in the fridge to use in tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and more! These Instant Pot […]

23 May 19
don't worry you can change this later

There’s a hole in sun, and all that was given will fall back someday…

23 May 19
Thrive Global
The expression, “Act your age!” has been around for many generations, and we can probably remember someone saying it to us at some point in our life. What it means is to act and behave more maturely. But when does that apply to a mature woman who feels younger than her age, and thinks she has to act the number of her years rather than her authentic self? Many women say they don’t feel their biological age, and when asked what age they feel inside, they respond with a much younger age than they actually are. Does that then mean they should act the age they feel rather than how old they really are, and if they do, will they be judged for it? I remember when my children were younger, I was sitting at a sushi bar and reached around to scratch my lower back. I was horrified to realize that my underwear was showing above the waist of my low-cut jeans, and knew right then and there that I could never wear those jeans again. It didn’t seem appropriate at my age to wear a piece of clothing that showed my lingerie, which so many young women today do. As a matter of fact, lingerie has become the new outer wear, and someone like Madonna, who is 60, and who made cone shaped bras and girdles fashionable, still seems comfortable wearing age-defying clothes. Is it more acceptable because she’s famous and the “Queen of Pop,” so therefore we don’t judge her as harshly? We are less likely to judge Madonna for dressing younger than her age, not only because she’s a pop star, but because she’s been dressing that way since she came onto the music scene in her 20s and never stopped being anyone other than her authentic self. Each of us needs to determine what feels appropriate for our age in how we dress or behave, and for me, wearing low cut jeans no longer felt right for me. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t feel younger than my biological age. I do, and I let myself express it in ways that feel authentic for me. One of the ways I express my younger self is going to rock concerts, which I still enjoy doing with my husband. I also love to dance to the same music that excited me in my 20s, like Donna Summer, Al Green and Barry White. When I’m “rocking out,” I don’t think of my age. I just feel the music and let it move through me as I always have, no matter what my age. Age really is a state of mind, and we mustn’t let a number dictate how we should feel inside. Yes, our biological age will let us know when something doesn’t feel right, just as mine helped me retire a pair of jeans that felt more suitable for a woman younger than me who is perfectly comfortable letting others see the top of her thong. But, if we let our age stop us from being our most authentic selves, then we’re the ones judging ourselves and not expressing who we really are. We must ask ourselves if acting our age means that we should stop being who we truly are, and if that’s the case, who do we think we have to be once we reach a mature age? The authentic self is the true essence of who we are, and that is our spirit, which is ageless. Why be defined by a number, or thwart our spirit by thinking we have to act or allow ourselves to only be seen in certain ways? Our age is not what we wear or what our interests are, but we need to make sure that our choices reflect how we truly feel, no matter how old we are. If we let our authentic self help guide us in our decisions, we will find ourselves dressing, acting and behaving in ways that feel absolutely appropriate to who we are, which is a combination of our biological age and the age we feel inside. And, if someone asks what that number is, you might find yourself responding in a whole new way because, as we know, it’s all a state of mind. Originally published at The Upside of 50
23 May 19
Bibliophile Chloe

  INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely Release Date: September 3rd Cover Designer: Helen Williams   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45441933-instant-gratification       PRE-ORDER TODAY! ✦Kindle ➜ https://blkly.pub/InstantKindle ✦Apple Books ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleInstant ✦Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboInstant ✦Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookInstant ✦Google Play ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleInstant ✦Paperback ➜ https://amzn.to/2VZ98Ks Audiobook preorder coming in late July Sign up here to receive […]