What Music Biz Has to Offer to Independent Artist and Other Music Enthusiasts

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Independent artists and other players in the music industry must have somewhere to go to, not just to gain information about the world that they belong but also to be heard. Belonging to an organization that would cater to their interests will help them keep track on the field where they belong.

Fortunately, there is Music Biz, a community site that concerns itself with the music industry in general. It is distinct from other music sites because it is not necessarily all news, gossips, reviews and promotions although it also has that composition. Rather it is mainly a community site where independent artists can learn from0 insiders opinions and analysis about certain issues and situation going on in the music business. Independent artists learn from them through their written articles presented in the editorials which are the main component of Music Biz. In the same way, independent artists can also contribute articles with the same theme. Article contribution should follow certain standards set by Music Biz so that all articles are reliable and impose certain credibility.

Aside from editorials, Music Biz does have news and feature articles. The news is basically taken as a link to the original site where the news came from. Independent artists can get the news by clicking the title and new window will open from where the news originated. The news in Music Biz is up to date and comes from different sources. Feature articles, on the other hand, are articles contributed to the members of the Music Biz. Feature articles are another interesting piece that independent artists can get from Music Biz.

Articles in Music Biz readily are seen and can be read immediately. But whats more interesting is that independent artists and other music enthusiasts can interact within the site. The interaction can be in a form of forum or reviews. Once a member, they can participate in a forum that are categorized into five topics namely Welcome Mat or forums for beginners; The Block, forums for general discussions; Producer Central, area where producers do their interaction and exchange of ideas; Musicians Corner, where all independent artists and other musicians had their forums; and Legal Briefs, where topics on contracts, business and law are discussed in particular. Visitors can manage which forums will capture their interest best because of the categories for the subjects. Aside from forums, independent artists, or visitors for that matter, can read reviews on certain subjects like albums, artists, movies and other related topics.

Music Biz is also an affiliate of Amazon.com by selling CDs and DVDs. Music Biz offers these items with the specified price so that visitors can readily shop on these items while in Music Biz.

Independent artists, music enthusiast and mere internet surfers can get information about the music industry in Music Biz. Music Biz is not a mere social community site but is rather informative, creative, and innovative for the independent artists and musicians who want to make it right and well in the music industry.

Kordor Electronics Releases Digital Cinema Movie Distribution Technology

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Kodor Electronics gives a boost to the digital cinema initiative today with the release of the KodeKey Professional Zip Platform for Windows and Mac OS X computer systems.

Movie studios are expected to make wide investments in digital cinema upgrades in 2009 following a ten-year research and development period starting with the 1999 digital release of Walt Disney Pictures Bicentennial Man. Digital films are packaged and distributed using an industry standard specification called the Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Part of the DCP specification is the digital film MXF container that can range in single file sizes of 60GB to 500GB. Today, digital films are delivered by hard drive or satellite data transmission using fulfillment services from companies like Technicolor, Kodak, and Deluxe. Legacy celluloid reel manufacturing and distribution costs movie studios up to $1500 a print per theater. Digital distribution provides a dramatic drop in initial distribution investment for movie studios but has proven to be a bit costly due to hard drive delivery and expensive satellite rental time. The cost savings reserved from digital versus celluloid distribution is planned for investments into digital projector upgrades for theater vendors by the movie studios.

Delivering a system with an average per film distribution cost of $70, the KodeKey Zip technology is an online powered zip format that replaces the internal data storage of a traditional zip file with the cloud storage infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services S3 platform. By using an upload and download manager, the format can manage hundreds of gigabytes of data in a zip file less than 1 kilobyte in size per movie.

Optionally, the format can create 1,344,000-bit password certificates to add additional access protection as an accessory to KDM encryption keys sent to theater vendors to unlock playback rights for MXF containers.

Broadband delivery of digital films has been a challenge in the past due to poor TCP connections and poor designs of online storage servers required to handle single file sizes above 5GB. KodeKey Zip has been tested and approved for up to 1TB of single file archiving validated by rigorous 12-mode hash string calculation certification.

“KodeKey Zip has been designed to easily deliver 300GB digital films as an e-mail attachment to thousands of theaters simultaneously”, says inventor and Chairman William G. Blanchard, “We are honored to work with the digital film initiative and look forward to provide support to the digital movie industry worldwide.”

Discover The Secrets To Having Radiant And Clear Skin Using The Revigenix Formulas

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Do you sometimes wish that, with just a wiggle of your nose, you could get back your youthful soft and supple skin? Well, there wont be anyone coming to you and offering a fountain of youth, but that doesnt mean you are forced to live with dull aging skin. Every one of the deep, dreadful aging signs are effectively eliminated with the Revivagenix Serum, a perfect skin revival cream that revitalizes and rejuvenates your skin layer.

You will have to ask yourself a few questions before you can search for the best system for your skin. First of all, you’ll want to figure out what type of skin you possess like oily, dry or a combination of both. In addition, are there areas of your skin which are flaky or itchy or do they require special attention? The reason lots of people fail with their skin regime is because they don’t have the correct products for their skin. You must look for a program that will work for you though it probably is not going to work for other individuals. The program that you set up for yourself will work best for your physiology and skin type and you have to expect that it may have very little or negative effect on other individuals with a different skin type than you.

This guide is stuffed with skin care tips that have helped hundreds of folks get the skin they always wanted. A lot of people have become a lot more self-assured and more positive about themselves after getting clear and radiant skin. Many people think that benzoyl peroxide is best for your skin since it eliminates acne but the truth is it can make the skin worse for many people. This guide can show you everything you have to know about acne and how you can completely do away with it.

You’ve got the option of producing your own do-it-yourself skin care products using things that you may already have. If you follow the guide’s suggestions to making your own skin care regimen, you will see results in a week. You’ll find a way to make the acne-causing scars and bruises to vanish from your face and learn what foods you ought to eat. If you rely on professionals to get the gorgeous skin you want, you might wake up penniless. You could spend lots of money for cosmetic surgery, without even thinking about side-effects. It may cost hundreds for facials each week, not to mention the maintenance products you need to purchase. It would appear that only the rich can have gorgeous skin but that isn’t true at all.

With a tiny investment you are going to discover all that you need to know in Revigenix. Isn’t it time that you had the complexion you’ve always desired?

Easy Skin Toner Recipes

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Toners are used to remove any left over residue after cleansing the face. Additionally, they freshen the skin, close pores, tighten the skin, and restore ph balance. After cleansing your skin is stripped of it natural oils thus leaving the skin dull and dry. Usually it can take up to a half of an hour or so for your skin to restore its ph balance. When using the right toner for your skin type, the ph balance of your skin is restored instantly.

Tonics are applied with a cotton ball or gauze and should be applied to face and neck, avoiding the eye area. If you skin is dull and sluggish, try briskly slapping the toner on thus increasing circulation in your skin.

Toners are classified into three types:

Fresheners and Bracers These types of toners are alcohol free and contain water and humectants, such as glycerin. Humectants help to keep the moisture in the upper layers of the epidermis by preventing it from evaporating. A popular example of this is rosewater toner. These types of toner are the most gentlest of the skin. Additionally they are suitable for dry, sensitive and normal skin types. Herbs for dry and normal skin types are: Dry skin-Elderflower, linden flowers and marigold. Normal skin: chamomile – especially good for antiseptic values, fennel, lemon balm, parsley and rosemary.

Skin tonics Tonics are slightly stronger and contain a small quantity of alcohol (up to 20%), water and a humectants ingredient. Because of the alcohol content of Skin tonics, they are suitable for use on normal, combination, and oily skin. The alcohol acts as a drying agent in the tonic. Common herbs for oily skin are Chamomile-especially good for antiseptic values, fennel, lemon balm, parsley, rosemary, and peppermint and sage-especially good for antiseptic values.

Astringents These are the strongest form of toner and contain a high proportion of alcohol (20-60%), antiseptic ingredients, water, and a humectant ingredient. Witch hazel is a common astringent. However, due to the large amount of alcohol in astringents they are usually applied to specific areas of the skin. Additionally overuse of astringents to remove oil from the skin actually increases oil production. Common herbs used of oily skin are Chamomile-especially good for antiseptic values, fennel, lemon balm, parsley, rosemary, and peppermint and sage-especially good for antiseptic values.

Toner Recipe

Herbs used to make common toners are as follows:

Dry skin: Elderflower, linden flowers and marigold.

Normal skin: chamomile – especially good for antiseptic values, fennel, lemon balm, parsley and rosemary.

Oily Skin: Chamomile-especially good for antiseptic values, fennel, lemon balm, parsley, rosemary, and peppermint and sage-especially good for antiseptic values.

Any of these herbs can be mixed with milk for soothing and nourishing dry skin as well as for sunburned or sensitive skin. Whole milk should be used for normal to dry skin, and skim milk for oily skin.

Manual Therapy For The Treatment Of Temporomandibular Disorder New Research

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You notice some pain in your jaw when chewing, which progressively worsens over several weeks. Occasionally you feel a clicking or catching in your jaw when opening and closing your mouth. Eventually you are unable to fully open your mouth and experience pain even when you speak. If you have never experienced this, count yourself very lucky. If you have, you are already familiar with the relatively common condition known as TMD.

TMD, short for temperomandibular disorder, is estimated to affect as much as 40% of the population at some point in their lifetimes, and is especially prevalent in the young. Initial diagnosis is typically made through a visit to the dentist, and the eventual treatment multidisciplinary with various management techniques. One of the lesser known treatment techniques, but something that is gaining in popularity, is soft-tissue therapy of the masticatory muscles the muscles used to move the jaw.

As a sports chiropractor using manual soft-tissue therapy on a daily basis, I have treated TMD on many occasions with success, however good research on the subject has been lacking. Recently however, this type of myofascial therapy for TMD was tested for efficacy in a randomized, controlled clinical trial. Researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia examined the clinical effectiveness of manual therapy in the treatment TMD. Specifically, they compared myofascial therapy to myofascial therapy plus self-care and education and no care (the control group in the study).

This was a private clinic-based study, with eligible participants ranging from age 18-50 presenting with jaw pain with or without joint sounds of at least 3 months and a willingness to participate in the study. Patients with physical or psychological contraindications were excluded. The outcome measures were jaw pain at rest, jaw pain upon maximal active opening, and jaw pain upon clenching.

The primary therapy consisted of myofascial release of the masticatory muscles, including the temporalis, medial and lateral pterygoid, and masseter. The subjects were treated twice per week over a period of 6 weeks for a total of 12 therapy sessions. Additionally, one group was given additional education and self-care consisting of self-mobilization, exercises and stretching, as well as general education on TML anatomy, biomechanics, disc displacement and dysfunction, and the role of psychoemotional factors contributing to TMD.

The results showed a statistically significant positive efficacy for both the myofascial therapy only, and the myofascial therapy plus education and self-care groups. Not surprisingly, the therapy plus self-care group showed a better 1 year outcome than the therapy alone group a trend that has been supported for the care of most musculoskeletal conditions.

Although the results of this study are no surprise to those practicing manual therapy, it serves to reinforce what we already know anecdotally. For patients suffering from TMD there is now evidence for another great intervention, and for manual therapists not currently treating TMD, there is a great opportunity to expand your skillset and serve those in need.

What Are Environmental Effects On The Skin

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How can the environment in which you live affect your skin? The skin protects the body from the atmosphere, and it is exposed to several things that may harm it. Premature aging, for example, is dictated by the environmental factors which surround you. Read on to find out more about how the environment affects your skin.
Winter
Indoor environments are very dry in they winter because of the heat from the furnace, and this causes the skin to dry out. Skin becomes the driest during the winter months.
The cold outdoors combined with the heat indoors makes the skin extremely dehydrated. However, the cold causes pores to close up, making the skin less oily. With the right skin care products, such as a biological skin care balm, you can keep your skin moisturized.
Summer
Air conditioners and fans in the summer also affect the skin. They have a dehydrating effect on the skin, because they speed up the evaporation process from the surface of the body. Unless one drinks plenty of water to make up for the dehydration, inelasticity of the skin will be the result.
Once outside, there is the heat to consider, which opens up the pores on the skin. This in turn allows for increased oil secretion and thus oily skin. As a consequence, the stale oil on the skin combined with environmental dust and other pollutants can lead to blocked pores and result in black heads and pimples.
Sun
We have all heard about the suns harmful effect on the skin. Regardless of the season, it still reaches the skin and cause problems, such as sunburns and sunspots. This is one of the biggest environmental issues the skin has to deal with. UV rays can cause skin cancer to develop, as moles and freckles appear more often and darker. It is wise to use a facial moisturizer that has SPF protection in it already, so that you won’t have to remember sunscreen everyday. The sun also dehydrates your skin, and prolonged sun bathing can lead to leathery textured skin. Therefore a hat when you are outside can really be useful.
Air Pollution
The biggest air pollutant that most city folks face today is vehicle emissions. Cars emit a wide variety of pollutants, mainly carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Factories are also culprits causing bad air that can upset the skin. Sulphur dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels produces smog, and factories are major contributors.
The contaminants in the air around us interfere with the skin’s normal pH. It can cause it to become acid or alkaline, depending on the type of pollutant the skin is exposed to. This is followed by an abnormal release in oils from the skin, which is actually our skin’s natural defense. The body’s natural detoxification system is impaired, leading to acne. Pollutants in the air also encourage free radicals, which speed up aging.
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How Long Can You Really Keep Your Make Up

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I have a friend who rarely wears make up, but wanted to doll herself up to attend a wedding. Within minutes of starting to apply her foundation, she was dismayed to discover it smelled terrible and was forced to scrub it off. Her make up, had obviously gone bad.

How long can you really keep your make up before it turns bad and becomes a health hazard? Most make up does not require expiry dates or manufactured dates which makes it difficult to determine how old it is, even when you have just purchased it. However, most make up will not lose its freshness until after that package has been opened.

Water based liquid foundation will last about a year, whereas oil based foundations can remain for about a year and a half. However, if the bottle is opened necked, rather than a pump or squeeze tube, the time is cut in half. Tilting the bottle against your fingers introduces oil, contaminants and bacteria to your foundation, reducing the lifespan.

Pencil eyeliners are good for about two years, as long as you sharpen them regularly. Liquid eyeliners, on the other hand are much more susceptible to bacteria, and should be tossed out about three months after opening. Mascara is another easy target for contamination much like the liquid eyeliner, and should only be kept for three months.

Molded lipsticks have a good long life of up to two years in fact. Glosses and liquid lip colours, however, should not be kept more than three months.

Powdered make up, such as blush, eyeshadow and powder foundation has the longest shelf life of all cosmetics. You can keep these products for up to three years, as long as they are properly stored in a closed case. If the case is left open, however or the lid breaks, your make up is subject to dust, dirt and contaminants and could pose a health risk.

While these guidelines are helpful, a little common sense should prevail. Brushes and sponges should be washed at least once a week in mild, soapy water. Make up wedges should be disposed of after a week or two at most. If any of your make up has a funny odour or looks odd, throw it out. Also, if you have been wearing make up during a contagious illness, such as influenza, you’ve probably contaminated it and you should just start fresh.

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Therapist Jobs What Type of Therapy Job Should I Try to Get Into

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If you are the type of person who wants to not only make good money, have a career that has a great outlook for the future and wants to help make a positive change in someones life, then therapist jobs are where you should be looking. There are many different disciplines in the therapy profession and each one of them does different things to help improve a patients everyday life. Each of the different therapist jobs pays very well, as the average salary is somewhere between $40,000 and $87,000, depending which specific path you want to follow. Here is a look at this different types of therapy jobs and what each one deals with.

Perhaps the most recognizable of all therapy jobs that everyone knows what they do is massage therapy. If anyone hears the words “massage therapist” they likely know immediately what it is that this type of therapist job involves. Massage therapy deals mostly with the different muscles in the body. It is their job to use a number of different techniques to help reduce stress that the patient may be dealing with. This usually comes in the form of a back massage. They also deal with trying to eliminate or reduce the amount of pain a patient is feeling.

Another profession on the long list of therapy jobs that everyone has probably heard of is that of a physical therapist. Physical therapy jobs focus primarily on the rehabilitation of a patient, allowing them to live their life better. Most often, a physical therapist will deal with patients who have to deal with some kind of physical limitation, which is usually the result of an accident or illness. Sometimes they may also help patients that are physically disabled due to some kind of disease. They usually work very closely with other people in the medical field, like doctors, to make sure that everyone is in sync in terms of using the best approach to improve the patients daily life.

Other therapy jobs include things like occupational therapy. Occupational therapy jobs usually focus on patients who are having trouble performing necessary, common tasks that are needed for everyday living. This type of therapist might help someone learn to walk again after a debilitating injury. They also work with people that who physical limitations, the same way a physical therapist would, but they also work with patients who are limited because of a mental disability.

All Women Are Beautiful

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All women are beautiful and unique in looks, shape and character. If you are a woman you need to remember how beautiful you are and appreciate what you already have. Sometimes we all have times when we wish something different but we need to learn to love what we have.

Being a big woman or tall woman or skinny woman is great. Men love different women. Men love healthy women. Try to stay fit and healthy. Women don’t have to look certain way, but women need to be healthy. Eat well, exercise and have a happy attitude.

Acceptance

Accept yourself. Women sometimes struggle with a body image of themselves, so learn to accept yourself. How to accept yourself? Start with positive thinking. Positive thinking is a first step in a right direction. The more you tell yourself you look good and you are beautiful the more you will become like that.
Tell yourself men love women of your type and find something good about you each day. Maybe you have beautiful eyes or lips or body shape.

Focus on what you see good is in you, you will gain confidence and people will notice it. The more you love yourself, the more people will believe you.
You won’t necessarily get more love or affection but you could convince people to believe what you believe.
Don’t blame yourself if someone doesn’t love you for who you are. We all wanted to be accepted and loved by people who are important to us. We can’t make anyone to love us. We can help people to like us but we can’t make them do what they don’t want to do. It’s not your fault people are this way.

Freedom
Be free. Start your day in feeling free. Let yourself be who you are. Accept yourself the way you are and love yourself today. Learn more about yourself, enjoy activities and live in the present moment. What is the present moment?
What does it mean to live in a present moment. I think by living in a present moment you can regain your freedom. Enjoy every moment of your life now. Most people are trying to live in the future or some day, other still live in their past and their past memories. But you try to learn to live in a present moment, enjoy your life experience right now. Some people will say, but how can I enjoy my life now when I don’t have this.. and that?
Learn to appreciate and love every moment of your life. You will become happier, more satisfied in life and everyone around you will become happy too.

You will experience a greater peace in your life and your life will become richer.

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Design Your Own Beautiful Sapphire Engagement Ring

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Probably a thought as designing your own ring may never have occurred to you. More so, for your very special day in life as the engagement which is memorable and care is taken that every aspect is at its best on this day. With a little help, it is indeed possible to create a ring on your own. Sapphire engagement rings are the latest trend and any person including those who do not have the required expertise or resources may craft these beautiful rings from home in a few easy steps.

The process is much simpler than usually believed. The foremost step is to identify a good reputed jeweler who offers to help you make sapphire rings. And this may be done through the internet. Once you have checked and finalized the internet jeweler, approach them with your request. Few creative decisions need to be taken at this stage. The ring setting and the shape, cut and color of the sapphire stone must be finalized.

There are four popular ring settings to choose from for your dream sapphire engagement ring; solitaire setting, three stone setting, setting with side stones, setting with matching bands and designer setting. Each type of ring setting holds its own individualistic beauty and style. The evergreen timeless classic solitaire ring setting is elegant while the settings encrusted with small diamond stones along with a beautiful sapphire is stunningly beautiful. Also, designer sapphire rings with intricate designs are spectacular choices for engagements. Choose the ring setting which you are comfortable with and also which blends with your personality.

The next significant step in designing your own sapphire engagement ring is the selection of the central sapphire and other precious stones needed for the ring. Unlike other gemstones sapphires are available in a myriad of beautiful colors, ranging from blue, pink-orange, yellow, green, colorless to shades of gray and black. It is advisable to choose the engagement dress first and then accordingly decide on the color of the sapphire for the engagement ring complementing the color of that special dress. A resplendent engagement dress perfectly accessorized with beautiful engagement ring is every womans dream. Make this possible by spending time and carefully choosing the loose sapphire with perfect cut, color and shape. Almost all the internet jewelry companies offer to preview the exact image of the final ring created with your selection of ring setting and sapphires. If not completely satisfied with the picture, it is suggested that as many combinations may be tried till you see what you like. The third step involves choosing the metal; whether yellow gold or white gold or platinum. Select the one which looks good on your finger

Finally, view the complete image of the ring and if satisfied, place the order. Thus, with these few steps, you have designed your own sapphire engagement ring from home.