Batman bra

Hey Gossers!

So in an earlier post I showed my Batman / Batgirl outfit and now I found the perfect match I am going to buy: BATMAN BRA

I would love to post it if I have it, but I think that just to personal ūüėČ So her the bra and the link of the shop:

 

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Hope you loved it !

I did ūüėČ

 

Let me know if you are gonna buy it too or what you think about it and about my outfit

 

XOXO 

 

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Hey guys, 

 

So everyone has dreams, and these are mine, I already have dream 5, my pink apple laptop.

 

1. Marry?

It sounds very cliché, but it seems really fun to get married! Its preparation, a beautiful dress and enjoying the day. But also be asked in marriage seems to me very, very special! I wonder if this has happened in 10 years! Maybe

2. A dog

My parents have a very sweet dog named Bo. Since I’m out of the house and living with my boyfriend I miss him now and then. It is such a sweetheart and he’s always happy. I can not wait to open the door to my parents to do and see that he runs back to me! Having a dog I feel so cozy. We also have a cat and it would be nice if he could get, right? With a boyfriend

3. With our kids to the beach

From childhood I have been to New Zealand on holiday. I thought it was super fun! Therefore, it seems very nice to have children in the future and also to carry. Them to the beach How cute is it for children with a bucket and a shovel to see!

4. A blog / beauty room

We are engaged in the search for a house. It would be really great if there remains a small room that I can appoint blog / beauty room! A private room for a nice blog, with makeup to be busy and a fine place for example to make my blog videos. (I know I should do this more often ..)

5. Still blogging

I hope that I can be. Working on my blog about 10 years still I love to be on it and there’s so much energy in stabbing!

6. Genuine pizza in Italy

I like pizza so yummy! Although I must say that I really do not like frozen pizza. Therefore it seems to me very much like to go sometime to Italy and eat pizza! It should be a world of difference being compared with the pizzas that we have in the Netherlands.

7. A Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 has been on my list of favorite cars! They are cute, compact and ideal for touring cars to get you around!

8. To Paris

Paris is my feeling really such a city where you should be! Been just once Therefore it seems to me incredibly fun sometime the Eiffel Tower in the really admire, to walk the streets and feel cute! Parisienne a

 

 

 

 

So what’s your dream? let me know

 

XOXO

 

Gossip Girl

 

A.k.a. Eline Colijn

Why Does My Nose Get Stuffy After a Workout?

Q: Why Does My Nose Get Stuffy After a Workout?

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The question: A lot of times when I push myself hard during a workout, I feel like I have a mini cold for like three hours, and then it goes away. Why does this happen?

The experts: Aaron Pearlman, M.D., an assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medical College; Sabrina Strickland, M.D., an orthopedic sports surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery

A: The answer:¬†First the bad news: Since this annoying problem isn’t actually all that common, not much research has been done to explain why it happens. But there are a few theories, says Pearlman.

First, when you exercise, the blood flow to the tiny blood vessels in your nose starts to slow down. This shrinks the tissues responsible for creating mucus, while widening your air passages. When this happens, you take in more air‚ÄĒalong with more of those pesky¬†allergens¬†floating inside the gym or outdoors, potentially triggering an allergic response, he says.

Another reason why your wider air passages might cause your nose to feel stuffy later: After you stop working out, blood rushes back to those little blood vessels in your nasal tissue. This might fill up the blood vessels toomuch, causing them to dilate, partially blocking your airways and making you feel stuffed up.  

The last theory about why you feel like you’re allergic to working out is that, well, you might be having an allergic reaction to working out. You see, when you hit the gym, your body loses heat and water, and that can make cells release histamines into your blood stream causing an allergic reaction, a.k.a. your clogged nose, says Pearlman.

Not sure which of these is the culprit for your post-workout congestion? Try observing which areas of the gym trigger this reaction. For example, if you’re totally fine after a¬†bootcamp¬†class but always start sniffing after hitting thetreadmill, you might be allergic to the chemicals used to clean the equipment, says Strickland (who has patients who can’t work out at a gym for that exact reason). If you can nail down what aggravates your nose, you can avoid that area completely or see an allergist to get tested and get a prescription antihistamine.

If the location of your workout doesn’t seem to have any impact on your symptoms, dilation of the capillaries in your nose or your body’s allergic response to exercise might be to blame, says Pearlman. When you start feeling congested, you can try using a saline mist to rinse out the mucus. Unfortunately, there’s not much else you can do. The truth is that even though your body might be producing histamines as you work out, data shows that antihistamine medications don’t help this problem, says Pearlman.

The good news is that relief from your clogged nose should be just a few hours away. After you’re done working out, your body realizes it doesn’t have to be stressed out any more and recovers, says Pearlman. If your cold-like symptoms last longer than a few hours or you think you might be allergic to something at the gym, talk to your doctor.

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Hey Gossers!

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we’ve ever printed

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Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This¬†workout, created exclusively forWomen’s Health¬†by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning¬†cardio¬†with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn’t it be great if therewas¬†a magical¬†lower abs workout?), so you’ll burn more fat while toning up.

Directions
Do these workout moves three nonconsecutive days a week. Start with the Basic Workout (moves 1-4 at right) to prime your muscles. After three weeks, you’ll be ready to graduate to the Advanced Workout (moves 5-8). For maximum fat burning, perform the exercises as a circuit: Do one set of each move in the order shown, resting for 30 seconds between exercises. Then rest for a minute and repeat the circuit from the beginning.

Melt Your Middle
Follow this interval-training program three times a week after your¬†core workout. It’ll fire up your metabolism and burn off the fat that’s hiding¬†your abs. Intervals are short bursts of maximum-intensity effort‚ÄĒyou’re doing it right if you can’t carry on a conversation‚ÄĒseparated by periods of easy-pace recovery. In an Australian study, women who cranked out high-intensity interval training three days a week for 15 weeks dropped significantly more weight than those who exercised for the same period of time at a lower intensity.

For this interval workout, remember to include an easy 3- to 5-minute warmup and cooldown. You can run, bike, or use the cardio machine of your choice.

 

Max Effort Easy Pace Reps
Week 1 1 minute 2 minutes 5
Week 2 1 minute 90 seconds 6
Week 3 1 minute 1 minute 8
Week 4 1 minute 1 minute 10
Week 5 75 seconds 1 minute 10
Week 6 90 seconds 1 minute 10

 

MOVE 1Basic Workout: Plank
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Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for 60 seconds. If you can’t make it to 60 seconds, hold for 5 to 10 seconds and rest for 5 seconds, continuing for 1 minute. Focus on form: Don’t drop your hips or raise your butt.
MOVE 2Basic Workout: Side Plank
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Lie on your right side with your legs straight. Prop yourself up with your right forearm so your body forms a diagonal line. Rest your left hand on your hip. Brace your abs and hold for 60 seconds. If you can’t make it to 60 seconds, hold for 5 to 10 seconds and rest for 5; continue for 1 minute. Be sure your hips and knees stay off the floor.
MOVE 3Basic Workout: Glute Bridge March
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Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Rest your arms on the floor, palms up, at shoulder level. Raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees¬†(A). Brace your abs and lift your right knee toward your chest¬†(B). Hold for 2 counts, then lower your right foot. Repeat with the other leg. That’s 1 rep. Do 2 or 3 sets of 5 to 10 reps.

MOVE 4Basic Workout: Lunge with Rotation
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Grab a 5- to 15-pound dumbbell with both hands. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms straight out¬†(A). Take a big step forward with your left foot and, bracing your abs, twist your torso to the left as you bend your knees and lower your body until both of your legs form 90-degree angles¬†(B). Twist back to center, push off your left foot, and stand back up. Repeat on the other leg. That’s 1 rep. Do 2 or 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps. Keep your elbows straight but not locked.

MOVE 5Advanced Workout: Plank with Arm Lift
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Get into the plank position (toes and forearms on the floor, body lifted). Your body should form a straight line¬†(A). Brace your abs and carefully shift your weight to your right forearm. Extend your left arm in front of you¬†(B)and hold for 3 to 10 seconds. Slowly bring your arm back in. Repeat with the right arm. That’s 1 rep. Do 2 or 3 sets of 5 to 10 reps, resting for 1 minute between sets.

MOVE 6Advanced Workout: Side Plank with Rotation
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In a right-side plank position¬†(A), brace your abs and reach your left hand toward the ceiling¬†(B). Slowly tuck your left arm under your body and twist forward until your torso is almost parallel to the floor¬†(C). Return to the side plank. That’s 1 rep. Do 2 or 3 sets of 5 to 10 reps on each side, resting for 1 minute between sets.

MOVE 7Advanced Workout: Hip-Thigh Raise
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Lie on your back with your right knee bent and your left leg extended. Rest your arms on the floor, palms up, at shoulder level with your hips about 2 inches off the floor¬†(A). Raise your hips to form a straight line from your shoulders to your left foot¬†(B). Hold for 2 counts, then return to start. That’s 1 rep. Do 10 to 15 reps on each side. To make it harder, cross your arms over your chest.

MOVE 8Advanced Workout: Reverse Lunge with Single-Arm Press
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Grab a 5- to 15-pound dumbbell in your left hand and hold it up next to your left shoulder, palm facing in¬†(A). Step backward with your left foot and lower your body until your knees are bent 90 degrees (your left knee should nearly touch the floor) while pressing the dumbbell directly over your shoulder without bending or leaning at the waist¬†(B). Lower the weight back to the starting position as you push quickly back to standing. That’s 1 rep. Do 10 to 15, then switch sides.

Check out how to hit other trouble spots with the Spartacus Workout for a Total-Body Shred!

 

 

So let’s work out!

 

XOXO

 

Gossip Girl

God’s Care for Your Struggling Child

Hope For Hurting Parents

Is your child struggling to survive? Has their well-being been compromised by an addiction to drugs or alcohol, time spent in jail or prison, a mental health issue, same-sex attraction, self-injury or an eating disorder? Are they in need of special care by a team of specialists?

My second grandchild was born ten weeks early. She spent the first weeks of her life in an incubator to help sustain her life until she could survive on her own. The machine helped control body temperature, oxygen levels and provided  the right amount of humidity. While we were going through this trying time I realized something: God has our wayward sons and daughters in His incubator.

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The Story of a Couple Who Played Video Games While Their Child Died

The Story of a Couple Who Played Video Games While Their Child Died

 

One day in March 2010,¬†news began to surface¬†that police in South Korea had arrested a couple for the death of their daughter Sarang, the Korean word for “love.” She was only three months old. By the time her parents called local authorities to report her death, she was severely underweight‚ÄĒdropping from her birth weight of 6.4 to 5.5 pounds. An autopsy revealed that she died of malnutrition.

Her death attracted international attention once police revealed its disturbing cause: Sarang had slowly starved due to negligence. Her parents, both unemployed and living in relative poverty, would leave her alone for six to twelve hours at a time while they visited local PC cafes to play Prius, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game that was popular in the country at the time.

The tragic irony of Sarang’s death is that her parents neglected proper attention and care because they were playing a game that allowed its players to foster virtual children known as “Anima.”¬†Massively, an MMO-focused gaming site, described the Anima as “the raison d’etre for¬†Prius”¬†in a¬†2011 story¬†about a presentation discussing the game at that year’s Game Developers Conference.

“A large part of¬†Prius‘ gameplay revolves around getting to know your Anima’s personality as well as gauging her moods and persuading her to help you with your game goals and various quests,”¬†Massively¬†wrote. The virtual child was a central feature of many different aspects of the game’s combat and levelling system. Getting to know the Anima’s particular personality and backstory was considered an integral part of the game’s story. gPotato, the company that supported the game’s online services, hailed the Anima as “a quantum leap when it comes to MMORPG pet design, as she not only requires character progression of her own apart from your main avatar but also serves as a gateway to the game’s crafting implementation.”

The Story Of A Couple Who Played Video Games While Their Child Died

Sarang’s parents weren’t able to support their real child. But their devotion to¬†Priussuggested that the concept of genuinely successful parenting wasn’t foreign to them, either. So why did the couple fail in their real-world responsibilities when they were enthralled by like-minded virtual ones?

The criminal investigation and ensuing trial ultimately concluded that it was because both of them were suffering from a crippling addiction to the video game. The court judging Sarang’s parents ultimately gave them a lenient sentence that involved no prison time. The father, awash with guilt, ended up volunteering himself for incarceration as an act of profound contrition.

The story of Sarang and her parents is at the centre of¬†Love Child, a new documentary directed by Valerie Veatch. If you can find somewhere to watch it, I would recommend the movie for anyone unfamiliar with the story or the many nuances of South Korea’s game industry and culture more generally. It’s a comprehensive and refreshingly diplomatic approach to an issue that’s often so fraught with cultural panic that just trying to talk about it in a reasonable way can be exceedingly difficult, if not impossible.

Whether or not you think that Sarang’s parents deserve any of the sympathy that the authorities showed them,¬†Love Child¬†makes a strong case for the cultural and political significance of their story. The fact that they weren’t viewed as criminals through and through has some intriguing implications in particular.¬†Andrew Salmon, one of the first journalists who covered the story for an international audience and a central character in¬†Love Child, explains early on in the film that the criminal sentencing established “a far-reaching legal precedent” to treat video game addiction “as a mitigating factor in crimes” similar to “psychological problems, drug addiction, and drunkenness.”

Love Child¬†shows how this “legal precedent” has already started to work its way into many aspects of South Korean gaming culture in the four years since Sarang’s tragic story first came to light. Many popular video games now contain time-lock features that block players (particularly young ones) from playing for too long or during certain times of the day. Legislation has been drawn up to address compulsive game-related behaviour in similar ways to other kinds of addiction or mental illness. Rehabilitation centres and treatment programmes have popped up across the country to help struggling gamers address damaging or compulsive behaviour.

One rehab centre that is detailed in the movie shows a young man rigged up to an intricate series of screens and monitors and administered a sort of aversion therapy that looked sort of like a less scary, dystopian version of a notorious scene fromClockwork Orange. The patient is shown a series of nature-themed videos set to soothing music. Afterwards, they’re shown footage of a video game while harsh, discordant music is played alongside the video.

The Story Of A Couple Who Played Video Games While Their Child Died

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Love Child¬†is at its best when it sticks to these specific examples detailing the intricacies of the Korean video game industry and the elements that have sprung up to respond to its excesses. But this is not a perfect movie. Veatch spends remarkably little time with the family at the heart of her documentary, and we never hear from the parents directly. For a story that’s moving because of its tragic, human details, the absence of the actual people who were most closely involved is unfortunate.

When I asked Veatch about this, she told me that she didn’t include the parents partly out of respect for their privacy. But she also said she just didn’t think they were “very good characters.”

Why make a movie about them, then? Obviously the drama of Sarang’s tragic death is a major pull for an investigation into an overarching issue that affects both gamers and the people close to them. When it came to actually speaking to her parents, however, Veatch said that she ran into hurdles communicating to them effectively. She told me that throughout the eight weeks she gave to reporting and filming in Korea, she spent one afternoon actually talking to the couple face-to-face. She was more interested in focusing on the broader cultural questions at play here, she reasoned.

This is troubling for no other reason than that it seems to blur the line, intentionally or not, between a personal story and a societal one. Veatch consults with experienced lawyers, doctors, and psychologists in her movie. But addiction is something that is only ever truly experienced on a personal level. Understanding it in a way that would allow us to truly empathise with the people who are genuinely suffering would require getting at least some access to their inner life.

The Story Of A Couple Who Played Video Games While Their Child Died

This gets to a tension at the heart of¬†Love Child. The movie presents two different views of video game addiction: a genuine malady, and an unwieldy concept that causes unnecessary controversy and ultimately distracts us from the real issue‚ÄĒwhatever that may be. After raising both as compelling possibilities, it never settles on one over the other.

Veatch, meanwhile, makes some disturbing implications about the financial impetus game developers feel to keep their players hooked into a game, as well as the overall importance of the game industry to the tech boom that has propelled South Korea’s economy to new heights in recent years, as factors that might have led the country to address Sarang’s death less decisively than it should have. But she stops short of making any strong statements in this regard.

Speaking to Veatch, it sounded like she was more interested in raising big questions than trying to answer all of them. She told me that she’s not even sure that “addiction” is the proper term to use when discussing video games, for instance. It’s a “flawed paradigm” that invites misinterpretation and unnecessary panic, she argued.

Leaving fruitful questions open for further discussion isn’t a bad thing, necessarily. But it’s become too easy to leave any inquiry into the addictive power of video games tothe “expert” class of lawyers and doctors like the ones Veatch consults in her film. It’s time that we start proposing clear answers‚ÄĒartistic and ethical ones. Because if we don’t, I’m scared what the future of video games might look like.

As for the story of Sarang’s parents?¬†Prius¬†was shut down in 2013 after years of waning popularity.¬†The two of them have another child now. The father has a real job, outside of any MMO, and the mother stays at home tending to her child. A lawyer for the family says that the couple has sworn off video games for good.

 

New lay-out!

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Hey Gossers,

Two hours hard working has done it’s work: I got a new lay-out, my blog finally has categories. Seriously, I googled whole the world to find out how to do it and I couldn’t find it, so‚Ķ.

THANK YOU BRAINS ‚̧ I tried a hundred times hundred different things and after two hours I found out how to make subcategories to my blog.

So do you have a blog and you want the same? Just comment and I will help you out, because that’s where are friends/bloggers for: Help each other out and help each other promoting and reading awesome stories of others !

 

You know who I am, and I know you love me,

 

XOXO

 

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