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Holotropic breathwork is a method that used by those who search new ways of self-exploration and personal transformation. This method is supposed to be very powerful. Holotropic breathwork was created and developed by Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof, Czech scientists based in the USA. The method includes breathing techniques that allow people to reach non-ordinary states. This practice was developed in the 1970s and 1980s. Researches done by Stanislav Grof were forbidden in some countries for a long period of time. Why so? Obviously because Grof spent some time doing researches of LSD and its effects.

There are still many people who are against this type of practice. Well, I’m not for or against it. I just want to understand what the practice means and what can be useful in it?

As the rule holotropic breathwork practiced in pairs. But there are some exceptions and people are allowed to practice it individually. The practice includes several elements. Among them are group meeting, hyperventilation also known as intensified breathing, evocative music, physical work and finally drawing in an expressive way.

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Taxi is the type of transport that could be found everywhere all over the world. So let’s see what peculiarities of the most convenient way of transportation are there in different countries?

In London the taxi cars are called “cabs”. Their history begins with the horse cabriolet which carried the passengers had two wheels and were open-top. The contracted form of the word “cabriolet” was “cab” and remains to be widespread nowadays. In the year 1891 Wilhelm Brune invented the first taximeter, a device to control the price of the ride. But the word “taxi” derived from the name of the device hasn’t become popular in Britain.

The London cabs are manufactured by such companies as Hooper, London Taxi International and Asquinth. To make the cars more noticeable they are painted black and decorated with the logos and aerography.

The taxi in New York is famous for it bright yellow cars. The passengers are usually not allowed to take the seat next to the driver. The driver cabin is detached from the passenger one by the bulletproof glass. The taxi drivers are emigrants wearing keffiyeh or turbans as a rule. It’s interesting that the illegal taxi is called here “gypsy cab”.

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Every family has its own problems and the reasons to argue with each other. However, the parents should not forget that their children observe all that is going on and notice even the slightest tension relations on initiate level. The behavior of parents influence the unstable psychology of kids and it may cause some troubles in future.

There are several unfavorable patterns of parents’ behavior which can produce a negative impact on their kids. For example, let’s take a situation when parents can’t agree on the questions of kids’ education. The mother restricts the amount of sweets her kid is allowed to eat; the farther ignores this restriction and gives the kid everything it wants. It is clear that the conflict between the partners, but they should not transfer their problems to their kids. If they use kids as a so-called “joker” in their quarrels the kid starts feeling anxiety, which can lead to sleep disorders, hysteria and diseases. The most cunning kids develop manipulative skills – they apply to the parent who shows more relaxed attitude towards family rules.

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Artists and performers probably don’t know that they are just a toy of someone above them. The most of them are a tool to fulfill the tasks they do not have any guess about. The producers seem to have a little bit more information but they are likely to receive the orders from their bosses to include some definite symbols and images in their works. Of course, Rihanna probably doesn’t realize what kind of impulses does she transmit for being dressed up, told how to move and which eye to cover with her palm, what to sing and when to smile. We use body language unconsciously and if we see somewhere a certain pose or a face expression there is a great possibility that we will adopt it.You may notice that if you read a book and came across a witty phrase you will remember it and pronounce it in a short period of time as your own. The same thing is with the gestures and posing. The videos are full of movements which are not chosen randomly. Beyonce is not an exception as being on the top if all hit-parades can’t be accidental. The forming of tastes and preferences is too important to let it drift as it it. It’s the instrument of the mass influence.

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You are standing on the stage in front of the huge hall full of people, and all of them are looking at you attentively and without a single blink. You take a deep breath and make an attempt to speak but no sound emerges from your throat. Your face becomes red and sweaty, your hands shake, the silence gets deeper every moment, the audience starts laughing…And then you wake up. If this nightmare haunts you not only in dreams but in real life as well, you are one of those who suffer from stage fear or performance anxiety.

The point is, this fear and the feeling of panic can present a big difficulty for you and sometimes even deprive you of the chance to reach success in personal and business sphere. You should work hard to overcome this fear in order to prevent it from ruining your life. There are some useful and simple techniques which will help you to develop the immunity to the performance anxiety.

One of the reasons of stage fright is that you concentrate entirely on yourself and your emotions. Try to use different approach – constantly remind yourself that you are here only to present a piece of information and the audience is not interested in your personality, just in the message you have to share. Concentrate on the material, make yourself interested in it.

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One of the favorite activities of an average girl is to sit comfortably on the sofa, make her nails, watch the photos of the models in fashion magazines and dream that one day her own photos will be placed on the pages of this beautiful advertisement. The life of these gorgeous women reminds a fairy-tale – plenty of admirers, interesting photo sessions, travels, designer cloths…If you are among those who share this opinion I want to disappoint you – it is not that sweet and easy, modeling is a severe business, and if you are seriously planning to get involved in it you’d better prepare for the hardships on your way.

Modeling is not only about stunning body and attractive face. It is a hard work to perform, as you have to smile on the command, put different expressions on your face, not be shy to reveal your emotions in front of the strangers. This profession requires from you an artistic talent, so if you are not sure you possess it, attend some special courses beforehand.

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Opera has always been the brand which initiated various major improvements of Internet browsing and inspired other developers to do the same. Opera was the first browser which provided an option to control it by means of special mouse movements which was considered an indispensable feature later along with the presence of a quick launch panel, built-in email client and a lot of other incredible features absent in other browsers.

Opera 12 promotion is involved to a special development plan called Opera Next. The usage of Beta version is not at all harmful to the simultaneously running stable so you can easily set it up on your computer and use it without any damage to the existent version of Opera on your PC.

Let us describe the most attractive functions of the new Opera browser:

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