Saturday, November 18, 2006

Just In Case Your Interested In Laser Hair Removal

Wave 1 lasers: 1960 to 1969
The first lasers used for dermatology in the mid to late 1960's emitted a continuous wave, but this was not practical for hair removal, since the beam could not be controlled well enough to avoid collateral skin damage. The development of the Q-switch (similar to a camera shutter) allowed laser energy to be emitted in controlled pulses.
Wave 2 lasers: 1969 to present and more laser information here .

Cheap Trips :)

Cheap trips
Despite the fact that most people long for some sort of wonderful getaway, not everyone has the means of being able to do so. That doesn't necessarily mean that you can't find some cheap trips that are affordable and enjoyable. You just have to be willing to have some flexibility and creativity. No matter where you live, there are cheap trips to be found. Sure, they may not include lying on an exotic beach or swimming in the ocean, but they can include some adventures.
Depending on where you live, there are most likely campgrounds somewhere within a few hours driving distance. Camping can make for some cheap trips and many adventures. If you're lucky enough to find a campground in a wooded area, you can plan for hikes and picnics. Perhaps you'll be able to swim in a stream or lake or spending some time fishing. There is nothing quite like spending time in nature to feel more peaceful and share quality time with family or friends. Sometimes even taking some cheap trips to spend some quality time with yourself is more than worthwhile.
If you're not into nature and camping, there are lots of other things you can do for cheap trips. Perhaps there is an amusement park near your house that you can venture to and stay overnight at a nearby hotel just for the sake of being away. Driving down the road to spend the weekend at a bed and breakfast that you've always admired makes for cheap trips. The same goes for local hotels. Cheap trips can be things that you plan that only last for a day - museums, hikes, theme parks, plays, concerts, anything. Depending on much you spend when shopping, visiting malls that are not local make for cheap trips.
If you want to venture out of town and perhaps a bit of a distance away but are desperately looking for cheap trips, be flexible. Cheap trips can be obtained more easily if you travel mid-week or in the off-season. Ask if there are discounts available or packages. You can find cheap trips if you are able to get discounts. Always ask before you book anything. If you have AAA, you can find some discounts. Cheap trips aren't always easy to come by. Your budget and schedule will dictate what you can and cannot do. However, getaways don't always have to be far away from home. Find some cheap trips locally that you can enjoy with others or alone. There is also something that you can find to do, as long as you're willing to have an adventure and do the research to find where the adventure will be.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Good Luck Charm

Although you don't seem to hear about them much anymore, there was a time when everyone had a good luck charm. The quintessential rabbit's foot was among the most popular good luck charms but has been forgotten in the age of political correctness and animal rights. Many people still think of a four leaf clover as being a great good luck charm but I've had a difficult time getting my hands on one.

For many people a good luck charm is quite personal and difficult to explain to others. I have good friends who consider a particular piece of clothing to be their good luck charm. For others, it is a baseball cap, particular pen or pair of shoes. I don't really have a good luck charm but if I did I think it would be my car. Fresh out of college I bought myself a brand new Honda Civic and I absolutely love it. Obviously I take it everywhere I go and we have seen several corners of this country together. She has always gotten me back home safely so she is some type of good luck charm for me.

When I spoke to my friends about the topic of good luck charms I was touched to hear from one of the girls that she considers her baby boy to be her good luck charm. Like many first-time parents her life was completely changed by the birth of her child. She considers him to be the best good luck charm anyone could ever have. He has helped her reassess her life and the way she views the world in general. She seems to have a sense of peace about her that she never did before and attributes it to that precious child.

I'm sure that some people believe that having faith in something like a good luck charm is superstitious. I think that anything that gives you confidence and makes you feel safe and self-assured has to be a good thing. The only danger in believing in charms is the possibility that you could lose them. If you believe that a certain something protects you, keeps you safe, or helps situations end the way you want them to, if you were to lose that item you may not be able to muster up the confidence on your own. All and all, I suppose it is important to think of yourself as your best to good luck charm and not place your faith in something that could be lost.