Monday, November 21, 2022

News for Travelers


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Monday, November 14, 2022

Significant Questions to Ask on A First Date by Miss Know It All

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Who said dating is fun? It can be if you know how to conduct yourself on a first date. Meeting someone on a dating app can be challenging. However, what happens when the person you are smitten with meets in person, face to face? It can be hard-hitting. After all, you really know little about this person because your interactions have been through texting. While it is easy to get comfortable sending texts to each other and sharing stories about yourselves, the test comes when you and your crush plan your first date. What will the conversation be? Will it be a success or a total flop? Fortunately, there are never-ending first date questions that will help you learn a lot about each other and maybe land a second date.

Asking questions during a first date are signs you are interested and engaged in the conversation, but asking too many questions may make the date seem like an interview, which can feel daunting. Drop inquiries here and there to fill gaps in the conversation and to avoid uncomfortable quietness. With little effort, you will create a very natural connection. Following are some great first date questions to ask during the date:

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Questions for the First Couple of Minutes

If you do not know each other, this is the part of the date where you are both nervous and maybe feeling a little awkward. While it might be tough to come up with some questions, sometimes just sticking to the basics is enough.

How was your day?

Tell me more about yourself.

Where do you work?

Do you have any plans for the future?

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After Breaking the Ice

Once you are more at ease and you want to spend more time with this person, you are ready to get to know him/her better. Some fun and simple questions can help liven up the conversation.

What do you do for fun?

What is your favorite TV show/movie?

What TV show did you last binge-watch?

What was the best concert you have ever been to?

Who is your favorite singer/musician/band?

Do you have a favorite book or a favorite author?

Do you have any pets?

What is your favorite place to go to around town?

What is your go-to place for takeout?

What is your favorite sport? Who is your favorite professional sports team?

Do you prefer the indoors or the outdoors?

If you won the lottery, what would you buy?

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When You Want More Information

After getting to know more about the person’s personality, it is time to bring up deeper questions. This is the time to ask more ‘make it or break it’ questions that can help you figure out if you may want a relationship with this individual, or maybe another date.

What is your dream job? 

Are you close to your family?

Are you a morning person or a night person?

What is on your bucket list?

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

If you could move to another country, where would it be?

Are there any hobbies or subjects that you would like to learn?

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

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When the Night Is Almost Over

It’s time to decide whether you want to lengthen your first date, possibly go on a second date, or just call it a night and move on. Ask some more intimate questions now that you are both more comfortable, and see if things might work out between you two.

What are your goals?

What is most important to you?

What do you see your future like?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

What are you most passionate about?

What are some of your biggest pet peeves?

What do you fear?

Do you have any regrets?

What is your proudest accomplishment in life?

Who inspires you?

How would you describe yourself in three words?

How would you describe me in three words?

What was your first impression of me?

What made you want to go on this date?

What do you consider some warning signs in a relationship?

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When it is Time to Go

If you feel the dating is a bust, end your relationship with your date instantly. If you are hoping to secure a second date, then these questions can help him or she get the hint.

Did you have a good time tonight?

Are you busy later this week?

Do you want to hang out again?

Can I send you a text later?

Do you want to split the check or want me to pick up the next one?

Would you want to check out a restaurant or movie sometime?

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Monday, November 07, 2022

Monday, October 31, 2022

How Halloween Is Celebrated Around the World

 Today is Halloween. We hope you enjoy the video showing how Halloween is celebrated around the world.

Have a joyous and safe Halloween

Monday, October 24, 2022

2 Unexpected Ways to Heal After a Bad Breakup by Claire Wentz

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Everyone suffers from a broken heart at some point in their life. When you lose a relationship that has lasted for half your life or more, this heartache can trigger a midlife crisis. Fortunately, there are ways that you can reclaim yourself. Today’s One World Singles Blog post has tips.


Change Jobs


Now may be a great time to shake things up and pursue a passion in a professional way. Consider starting your own business and forming an LLC. As a limited liability company, you’ll enjoy benefits, such as lowered liability and a few tax perks. The LLC formation process is fairly straightforward, and you will not have to go to the expense of an attorney if you do it yourself using a formation service.


Something else to keep in mind if you start your own business is to have your invoicing procedures down from the beginning. Start with an invoice template, which allows you to lay out your payment terms clearly so that you get paid for the right amount and on time. It’s also helpful to utilize software that not only looks professional with your branding materials but also allows you to accept payments in many different forms. A quick tip: Add your logo and branding elements to everything to reinforce your market presence.


Move to a New Location


If you shared a home with your ex, it’s time to put it on the market. After all, the last thing you need at this point is reminders of the misery you lived in leading up to your breakup. Look for a rental home in neighborhoods that are close to everything that you want and need. You can find properties online and even sort according to price, living space, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc.


Changing jobs and moving to a new location are two quick ways that you can get yourself out of a rut. But, these are not the only ways to sidestep a midlife crisis, and everything you do to make your life better post-breakout will benefit you in the long run.


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Monday, October 17, 2022

Modern Dating Terms You Should Know To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Catfishing

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If you are using dating apps, beware of people using enticements to pull you into their web of deception, namely Catfishing, defined as a deceptive act where a person creates an imaginary facade or fake identity on a social networking service, usually targeting a specific victim for financial gain, or to upset someone.


When searching for love, romance, dating, or marriage, finding your way around social media can be extremely confusing and overwhelming. In order to make it easier for you, you should know the following dating terms:


1. Catfishing - As already mentioned, someone who creates a new identity to deceive others into starting a relationship. It can be as harmless as unrealistic or highly filtered pictures or something as scary as dating someone who is actually a con artist.


2. Ghosting - This is someone you have been out with on multiple dates but does not reply to your messages for months and will suddenly end all forms of communication with no explanation or warning.


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3. Benching - Keeping someone on the sidelines, but not completely ignoring them. It can be a potential love interest. The person likes your pictures, sends you memes, but never actually makes plans to meet you.


4. Orbiting - This is a potential love interest that monitors you on social media but starts no dialogue. Some will interact with your posts, others will not. They will know everything that is going on in your life.


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5. Gaslighting - An individual will convince the other person what they are saying and remembering is far from the truth. The gaslighter convinces the other person that what they feel is false because that event never happened. Psychologists have termed gas lighting as a form of emotional abuse.


6. Breadcrumbing - You receive bits of attention and affection, thinking the person is interested in you but keeps stringing you along because the individual likes the chase but has no intent to commit.


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7. Soft Launch - This means you are posting your significant other on social media by dropping hints, posting a food picture from a cute brunch date but you can see their elbow on the table, or just posting a picture from a date with just two wine glasses in sight. It has to show people you are off the dating grid and seeing someone while maintaining confidentiality.


8. Situationship - When two people are doing everything that people do in a relationship but they refuse to put an official label on it. That is more than a friendship, not a committed relationship phase. It differs from friends with benefits because in this situation there is a clear non-involvement of emotions. In a Situationship, you are stuck in the muddy waters of an emotional and a physical connection.


9. Talking Stage - The talking stage is an introduction to exclusive dating. You go out on dates, try to get to know each other, and see if you would want to date him or her. However, unlike dating, in a talking stage, you can go out and "search" for other options.

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10. Love Bombing - You have just started going out with someone who showers you with tons of gifts, attention, and an over-the-top public display of affection. The person bombs you with their display of love, sweeping you off your feet, but often this leads to Gaslighting and abuse.


11. Zombies - They ghosted you, and you finally come to terms with that. However, just when you thought the chapter had ended, the person rises from the depths and sends you a "heyy" meaning he or she is into you. Just like a zombie, rising from the dead.


12. Roaching - You have been seeing someone for months and think it is exclusive, but then you discover the person is going out with other people too and hid it from you. The best way to avoid Roaching is to have a coherent conversation rather than an implied understanding.


13. Fishing - Someone sends out the same messages to a bunch of people and waits to see who would respond first and then go with the first responder.


14. DTR - Means Define The Relationship. Two people will have that 'talk' and clearly define where the relationship is heading.


15. Love Language - Different ways in which people express and like to receive love. There are five love languages: physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, and acts of service.

Monday, October 10, 2022

News for Travelers


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News from Travel Awaits 

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Monday, October 03, 2022

Great Authors Who Bring You the Best in Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense Stories

Click on the title, order, and add your selection(s) to your reading list. Enjoy.



The Patient (A DS Cross Thriller) by Tim Sullivan - A detective approaches a dogged woman who claims her daughter was murdered and not the victim of a suicide or an accidental drug overdose.


Decisive by David Hickson - Sudden events sidetrack a military specialist, pretending to be a businessperson, sent to West Africa to assassinate a terrorist.


The Company You Keep (A Kendra Clayton Mystery) by Angela Henry - A woman about to breakup with her boyfriend discovers he has been bludgeoned to death.


Girl of Flesh and Metal by Alicia Ellis - A teen’s arm, destroyed in a car accident, is replaced with a robotic limb created by her parent’s company, which she sees as a disturbing conglomerate.


Spiraling by K. M. Simmons - Two New York City detectives probe the vanishing of Black women and girls, linked only by race and a cryptic note.


May It Please The Court (Daniel Mendoza Thrillers’ Book One) by Daniel Maldonado - A severely injured mother sues a chic hotel after alleging she fell down their poorly lit stairs, leading to suspicion.


Kings of the Castle by Naleghna Kai, S. L. Jennings, ET AL - A humanitarian society known as The Castle helps women in dangerous situations.


The Exes by Brandon Massey - A soon-to-be-released ex-wife is planning the ultimate reprisal against her ex-husband.

Monday, September 26, 2022

News for Travelers


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New From Travel Awaits

5 Reasons To Skip Napa And Go To This Lesser-Known California Wine Region Instead - Read More

The Unique Way Travelers Are Saving Time And Big Bucks Flying To Mexico - Read More

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5 Incredible Experiences On One Of The Least-Visited Caribbean Islands - Read More

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News from Travel Noire

Mom Suggests Leaving Babies Unattended On Vacation, Why It's A Bad Idea  - Learn More→


This Tik Tok Account Shares The Best Free Public Bathrooms Across New York City - Learn More→


8 Ways To Not Be An Annoying Passenger On Flights - Learn More→


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Monday, September 19, 2022

Three Reasons Why You Should Be Careful When It Comes to Falling In Love

People often think that falling in love is a matter of the heart and rarely realize what a major decision it truly is. They rush into love without taking the time to get to know each other. More often than not, this approach does not work out.

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It is not completely your fault. People feed us a narrative daily. Couples quickly go to bed in movies and other media, fall in love, and live happily ever after. Why does it not go as smoothly for you? The answer is, that it takes time to get to know someone and when you rush the process, it often spells heartache.

Here are the three top reasons you need to be super careful about whom you fall in love with:

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Heartbreak Is Bad for Your Body - When researchers looked at the brains of people who are heartbroken with an MRI scanner, they found their brains looked like those of people who experienced severe pain like a burn or electric shock. Our bodies are built for attachment, and breakups cause stress responses and trouble sleeping. Divorcees are significantly more likely to die earlier than their married counterparts are.

“Broken heart syndrome” is a real thing, and 90% of the cases are in women aged 58-75. There are many causes, but one of them is an unexpected loss such as being dumped or finding out someone has been cheating. For men, research shows an increased level of inflammatory markers in men with many breakups or years living alone.

Not that staying in a relationship, no matter what is the answer. Marriage is not as good for your health if filled with conflict. Unhappy marriages are also associated with health problems.

Therefore, marriage is better for your health, but only if it is with the right partner.

It Can Be an Emotional Roller Coaster - When you fall for someone who is not your ideal partner, there can be many difficulties. Even if you do not break up, the stress of chronic conflict can take its toll. How can you relax and get your work done when you are always arguing or tension is in the air?

There are also many painful emotions in a troubled relationship. You can feel hurt, angry, rejected, regretful, embarrassed, sad, and grief. Processing loss can be difficult and takes time.

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You Do Not Need Chaos in Your Life - Bad breakups and divorces can cause financial havoc. The average divorce is expensive with a report from Business Insider saying it has a $15,000 price tag and maybe even higher. Divorce can also mean that you may have to move or lose your home.

You may no longer be close to some of your family or friends. If you have children together, you are tied to each other no matter how much he or she has hurt you; peaceful co-parenting is idyllic for the wonderful development of the children. However, that is in lucky cases, a divorce can often mean custody battles, alimony, and tense child-rearing.

Discover what works for you in relationships. Take your time and learn to make honest decisions about love. Whether you are in a troubled relationship or you are unhappy about a breakup, get the help you need to improve your circumstances.