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Enrolling in a gym or health and fitness center can be a big decision, one that needs discipline, motivation as well as commitment. Most people waste their income by signing up for gym memberships and then using them very infrequently. Prior to becoming a member, ensure that you have researched the different gyms in your area and chosen the service, location as well as cost that’s perfect for you. Some gyms give special discounts through your insurance provider or employer. Once you find a gym, you’ll discover the ways a gym membership can strengthen your life.

First and foremost, doing exercise at a gym can boost your wellbeing. Besides helping you to burn fat and calories, cardiovascular exercise also aids to improve your heart and protect against risky medical ailments such as heart problems, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and obesity. Cardiovascular exercise can also aid you sleep through the night more soundly, reduce stress, have a better attitude and improve energy levels. Gyms offer a wide variety of cardio choices through both equipment, like the treadmill, elliptical trainer and stationary bike, as well as group exercise classes, such as cardio kickboxing, aerobic dance as well as group indoor cycling. At a gym, you can also get the aid of a personal coach, who can help you on the best techniques and methods in order to reach your fitness objectives.

Cardio exercise equipment at the gym will help you to burn calories and fats. Weight training will help you develop lean muscle mass, since it tones and sculpts your body, that will help boost your metabolism. The weight-training equipment at the gym can simplify your workout while also letting you target whatever area of the body you would like. For instance, the leg press will improve and tone your quads and glutes, the lat pull down apparatus will improve your back, the chest press will work your chest and the front of your shoulders and the overhead press equipment will work the top, front, and side of your shoulders.

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Gyms and fitness centers provide options for interacting with new people and increasing your community of friends. Many of these amenities have sociable atmospheres as most people are there for the same reason, giving everyone something in common. You’ll find the group physical fitness classes especially friendly, as they commonly focus on a certain activity, such as kickboxing, dance and also core work, and attract like-minded individuals.

Together with doing exercises, your membership advantages can usually be rounded out by extra services. We all know that gym amenities and equipment are very expensive. So it is a good idea to have gym membership and savor these costly services. Today, many gyms have designated Pilates and yoga studios, lap pools, saunas as well as steam rooms. Your establishment may also provide an onsite spa that provides massage therapy, facials, manicures and also pedicures. Some areas provide tanning and child care services, and most gyms possess some sort of juice pub and sports wear shop on the building.

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BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Torture proliferates American headlines today: whether its use is defensible in certain contexts and the morality of the practice. Wikinews reporter David Shankbone was curious about torture in American popular culture. This is the first of a two part series examining the BDSM business. This interview focuses on the owners of a dungeon, what they charge, what the clients are like and how they handle their needs.

When Shankbone rings the bell of “HC & Co.” he has no idea what to expect. A BDSM (Bondage Discipline Sadism Masochism) dungeon is a legal enterprise in New York City, and there are more than a few businesses that cater to a clientèle that wants an enema, a spanking, to be dressed like a baby or to wear women’s clothing. Shankbone went to find out what these businesses are like, who runs them, who works at them, and who frequents them. He spent three hours one night in what is considered one of the more upscale establishments in Manhattan, Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber, where according to The Village Voice, “you can take your girlfriend or wife, and have them treated with respect—unless they hope to be treated with something other than respect!”

When Shankbone arrived on the sixth floor of a midtown office building, the elevator opened up to a hallway where a smiling Rebecca greeted him. She is a beautiful forty-ish Long Island mother of three who is dressed in smart black pants and a black turtleneck that reaches up to her blond-streaked hair pulled back in a bushy ponytail. “Are you David Shankbone? We’re so excited to meet you!” she says, and leads him down the hall to a living room area with a sofa, a television playing an action-thriller, an open supply cabinet stocked with enema kits, and her husband Bill sitting at the computer trying to find where the re-release of Blade Runner is playing at the local theater. “I don’t like that movie,” says Rebecca.

Perhaps the most poignant moment came at the end of the night when Shankbone was waiting to be escorted out (to avoid running into a client). Rebecca came into the room and sat on the sofa. “You know, a lot of people out there would like to see me burn for what I do,” she says. Rebecca is a woman who has faced challenges in her life, and dealt with them the best she could given her circumstances. She sees herself as providing a service to people who have needs, no matter how debauched the outside world deems them. They sat talking mutual challenges they have faced and politics (she’s supporting Hillary); Rebecca reflected upon the irony that many of the people who supported the torture at Abu Ghraib would want her closed down. It was in this conversation that Shankbone saw that humanity can be found anywhere, including in places that appear on the surface to cater to the inhumanity some people in our society feel towards themselves, or others.

“The best way to describe it,” says Bill, “is if you had a kink, and you had a wife and you had two kids, and every time you had sex with your wife it just didn’t hit the nail on the head. What would you do about it? How would you handle it? You might go through life feeling unfulfilled. Or you might say, ‘No, my kink is I really need to dress in women’s clothing.’ We’re that outlet. We’re not the evil devil out here, plucking people off the street, keeping them chained up for days on end.”

Below is David Shankbone’s interview with Bill & Rebecca, owners of Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber, a BDSM dungeon.


  • 1 Meet Bill & Rebecca, owners of a BDSM dungeon
    • 1.1 Their home life
  • 2 Operating the business
    • 2.1 The costs
    • 2.2 Hiring employees
    • 2.3 The prices
  • 3 The clients
    • 3.1 What happens when a client walks through the door
    • 3.2 Motivations of the clients
    • 3.3 Typical requests
    • 3.4 What is not typical
  • 4 The environment
    • 4.1 Is an S&M dungeon dangerous?
    • 4.2 On S&M burnout
  • 5 Criticism of BDSM
  • 6 Related news
  • 7 External links
  • 8 Sources

Pennsylvania couple murdered; daughter abducted

Monday, November 14, 2005

Michael and Cathryn Borden, a couple, both 50 years old, were found shot to death in Lititz, Pennsylvania shortly after 8 AM EST (1300 UTC). Their 9 year old son, David, had fled to a neighbor’s house and called emergency assistance (911). The couple’s younger daughter, Kara Beth Borden, age 14, was reported missing. Her older sister was found in the home unharmed.

Police believe that the abductor was 18-year-old David G. Ludwig. Neighbor Stephanie Mannon said Ludwig had been secretly dating Kara, without the approval of Kara’s parents. “It wasn’t because he was a shady character,” stated Mannon, “because he wasn’t.”

An Amber alert was issued for Borden, with her description stated as: white female, age 14, 5’1″, 100 pounds, brown hair with blonde highlights. She was last seen wearing a black sweat shirt with “Pillar” across the front, blue jeans and black sneakers.


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Designer Replica Handbags: Mirroring The Real Thing

By David Faulkner

Because genuine designer handbags are priced will beyond the means of millions of women who would nonetheless be thrilled to own one, many handbag manufacturers are now offering designer replica handbags, which are remarkably good reproductions at affordable prices. The quality and affordability of these designer replica handbags are a nearly irresistible combination, as their soaring popularity has proven.

Impress Others And Look Classy And Elegant

Women have found that sporting designer replica handbags is a great way to make lasting impressions on others, and can mean the difference between a merely attractive and absolutely stunning appearance at even the most formal occasions. There are a number of very solid reasons why women should forget about struggling to come up with the money for astronomically priced original designer bags in favor of what are only slightly less appealing, designer replica handbags.

Price Is Paramount

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The most compelling reason to opt for designer replica handbags over authentic ones is, of course, their much more reasonable prices. They offer all the style, craftsmanship, and cachet of the originals at a small fraction of the cost, and not only that, they are available for instant purchase from hundreds of brick-and-mortar fashion retailers, and hundreds of online retailers as well. Genuine designer handbags, on the other hand, are in so much demand for their limited supply that those wanting them often have be put on the designers waiting lists.

Only The Designers Know The Difference

The materials used in the construction of designer replica bags are of excellent quality, and they are ed on the same patterns as the originals, so the finished products are nearly indistinguishable. Designer replica handbags will incorporate all the designer stamps, emblems, and other details down to their stitching and when completed will appear identical to the true designer bags to all but the most discriminating eye.

Their authentic appearances make designer replica handbags perfect gift for women on any of the important occasions of their lives. For birthdays and anniversaries to Mothers Day to simple gifts of appreciation, designer replica handbags are tasteful and functional gifts certain to be delighted in and used often.

Designer replica handbags are available as reproductions of all the best designer handbag lines, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, Prada, Gucci, and Epi Leather. If you know a woman who has a favorite handbag designer, you will almost certainly be able to find designer replica handbags made to mirror their expensive creations.

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French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent dead at 71

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Yves Saint-Laurent, one of the major fashion designers of the 20th century, died Sunday evening of cancer at the age of 71, after four decades at the top of his profession. Friends say he died while at his home in Paris, France.

Saint-Laurent was born Yves Henri Donat Dave Mathieu-Saint-Laurent on August 1, 1936 in Oran, Algeria. Saint-Laurent was famous for designing women’s clothing and at age 21 he became the head designer for the company House of Dior. He was hired to take the place of the late Christian Dior, who died in 1957.

He retired from his job there and ultimately left the fashion industry in 2002, but not before starting his own clothing line and shop with Pierre Berge in 1962. It was once rumored that woman who wore his newly designed pantsuits were not allowed to eat at restaurants or stay in hotels in New York City and London, England.

“Fashion was not only supposed to make women beautiful, but to reassure them, to give them confidence, to allow them to come to terms with themselves,” Saint-Laurent once said.

Saint-Laurent not only fought the effects of cancer, but through the years dealt with drug use and depression.

“I’ve known fear and terrible solitude. Tranquilizers and drugs, those phony friends. The prison of depression and hospitals. I’ve emerged from all this, dazzled but sober,” stated Saint-Laurent.

French police arrest two women wearing veils after burqa ban goes into effect

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

One day after France began enforcing a ban on the public wearing Islamic veils that cover the face, either a niq?b or a burqa, French police briefly detained two veiled women. The police later claimed that the women were arrested for taking part in an unauthorized protest, not because they were wearing veils.

The new law is hotly debated. The women were arrested while outside the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and may now face fines of up to $217 (150 euros), community service and/or a citizenship course under the law.

While the ban covers the burqa and the niq?b, it does not include the hijab or the chador. The hijab is a veil that leaves the face visible while covering the hair and neck, and the chador covers only the body.

The French Republic lives in a bare-headed fashion…

The law has stirred much debate, both in France and around the globe. Those who oppose the new law say it limits freedom of speech and freedom of religion, while supporters claim that women are degraded by wearing veils and the law is intended to empower those women, as well as increase public security.

The French government, in defense of the ban, said that it was necessary because wearing veils falls short of the living standards in France and and makes women be of an lower status in a country where everybody is considered equal.

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has said that the ban is consistent with the national values of France. “The French Republic lives in a bare-headed fashion,” he said in a statement published by a government newspaper.

The French government previously made efforts to accommodate Muslims in the country, including establishing a council dealing with the presence of Islam; however, according to Amer Sahar, a professor who studies the topic, some Muslims in the country say that they feel as though they are under assault by the government. She said that some are “resentful of the fact that they are not allowed to be both Muslim and French.”

The French government is also concerned with women and children who are forced to veil themselves. It has said that such an action is “a new form of enslavement that the republic cannot accept on its soil.” There is a fine of 30,000 euros (about $43,300) and a year in prison for forcing an adult to wear the niq?b or burqa. The fine is doubled for forcing a minor to wear the veils.

Activist Rachid Nekkaz auctioned one of his homes to provide money to pay the fine for any woman arrested under the law. “I would like to send a clear message to President Nicolas Sarkozy that we can do what we want. We have rules. We have a constitution and everyone has to respect it,” he said.

According to the French Constitutional Council, the law “conforms to the Constitution” because it does not limit the freedom of religion or excessively punish people for exercising that right in a place of worship.

Two-time Eurovision entrant Edsilia Rombley discusses music, love, and her contrasting Contest experiences

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

When she was barely 20 years old, Dutch singer Edsilia Rombley got her first large taste of international acclaim. Already a winner of the smaller imitation contest Soundmix Show, she decided to shoot higher. With a great deal of determination, she performed in front of hundreds of millions of television viewers at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Her song, the R&B flavored “Hemel en aarde” (Heaven and earth), placed fourth and gave her country their highest placing at Eurovision since their last win in 1975. No Dutch contestant after her has been able to place similarly.

After the accolades died down, Rombley set her sights on promoting her vision and passion through her music. Partnering with producer Tjeerd Oosterhuis became a double blessing; eventually they became husband and wife. Even a return to Eurovision at the 2007 Contest, with less than favorable results, didn’t keep her discouraged for long. Today she has finished recording a live CD of her favorite English songs, and a live DVD of selections in Dutch, and is currently touring in singing engagements this spring in theaters across the Netherlands.

Edsilia Rombley granted Wikinews’ Mike Halterman an interview; she reflected on her career, her inspirations, what a day is like in her life, and what she would love to do in the future. This is the third in a series of interviews with past Eurovision contestants, which will be published sporadically in the lead-up to mid-May’s next contest in Moscow.

Make An Informed Decision While Shopping For Diamond Earrings

Make an informed decision while shopping for diamond earrings



Diamond earrings are jewel pieces that are known to have caught the fascination of both men and women alike. The designs and colors in which they are available are hard to count. It is like attempting to count the stars on the dark sky. Yet each one is unique and special in its own way. You will agree to this fact once you start searching for earrings online. They are not only bought to be owned but also to be gifted. This means, not a single man or woman would have missed the chance of buying diamond earrings.

Diamond earring designs differ from each other in terms of style, size, weight, base metal, brilliance and of course price. Hence, it is important to evaluate each aspect separately to determine the right price. To know more about the attributes of diamonds and the way they are valued, you have to search the net. Visiting online jewellery marts is the easy way to learn and to make judgments. But the jewellery mart you visit should have been in the business for quite sometime and also need to have good reputation among its customers. Only then you can be sure that the information you got about diamond earrings is authentic in nature.

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Apart from your affordability, there are various things that should be considered. Your preference (wearer s preference), personality, the lifestyle you are leading and your face shape are few examples. Preference could vary from one person to another. You could look for casual type of diamond earring designs while others might prefer earrings with intricate designs. The same thing applies to personality and lifestyle too. As far as face shapes are concerned stud diamond earrings suits any face shape and goes very well with a square shaped face. Drop earrings are known to suit round shaped faces, short drops suits oval face shapes while hoops suits elongated face shapes. Even hairstyles too can act as a major deciding factor when buying diamond earrings. Women with short hair styles can sport simpler and smaller types as they will be seen by all but long haired women need to choose and sport bigger sized earrings or long ones, otherwise they might not be seen by others. In case, if you did not come across any earring of your choice after looking at the various options, no need to worry as many of the reputed online jewellers now offer the option to customizing your own earring.


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Real Estate Investing Gives Work At Home Mom (Wahm) Home Business Opportunity

By Haley Perlus

“Son gives Real estate investing work at home mom (wahm) $25,000 GIFT from home business opportunity”

Real estate investing can offer anyone women the home business opportunity to work at home and become a wahm themselves.

Just ask Mary Wozny, who says “It was a wonderful surprise! I’m sure not many mothers or other wahm’s can top getting a cash gift like this from a home business opportunity”.

Real estate investing allows you to work at home.

Mary who now has several wahm’s as students, states, ‘real estate investing is a home business opportunity for anyone that is fed up with a job and having to answer to

a boss, or even wants some more cash in their bank.’

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An interesting home business opportunity indeed.

Using one creative real estate investing method alone allowed her son, Brad, to contract a property below market pricing with a no risk clause in Detroit.

Even better, he didn’t require a credit check, and sold the contract to another buyer for $25,000 cash.

Best of all, Brad, from Canada – did this from his home office! ‘That’s how people can work at home, or become a wahm, with this home business opportunity, and generate vast sums of money through real estate investing,’ says Brad.

As if that’s not enough, the buyer immediatley wired half the funds into their corporate bank account.

All told, Brad estimates he put just four hours into the deal. ‘People need to understand, this is truly their ideal home business opportunity. We live in a virtual world now.

Women definitely can become a real estate investing work at home mom (wahm). In under an hour a day, they can have this fantastic home business, and be real estate investing anywhere.”

What’s more, Brad points out you can do this regardless of your credit or cash situation.

The basic strategy Brad employed is called an Assignment of Contract. It is generally used when people want to generate thousands or tens of thousands in cash from property quickly.

The benefit of this real estate investing technique is you don’t need a credit check. You don’t need to go through the normal paperwork required to close a property.

And you get your money up front. Brad & Mary are endorsed by Mark Victor Hanse, co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Series. Why not learn more about this home business opportunity for yourself. Perhaps someday soon you’ll be working at home, or even become a “wahm” yourself.

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