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The Peacefulness of War

You’re driving home and suddenly other drivers are speeding by, passing on the shoulder, going through red lights. And you know something bad has happened.

You hurry in and turn on the TV. Now you are sure that something’s wrong. Without hearing a word, one glance at the newscasters face tells it all – she is scared to death.

And unexpectedly, you feel an inexplicable exuberance. Suddenly, all of your petty problems that you have been agonizing over all day, all month, all year, are gone. There is just this moment in time, an eerie silence, so pregnant with anticipation. So vital, so crucial, so alive. You are finally living for the first time in years, and in a strange way you become free. A sexual-like climax that sets your soul at rest.

Your mind catches the faint sound of the commentator’s voice, as if she’s far away . . .

” . . . sporadic reports and videos coming in from cell phones across Iran confirm mass casualties and damage with descriptions of nuclear type blasts with customary mushroom clouds. Israel has made no formal statement, but indications are that Israel has not only crippled Iran’s nuclear capabilities, but has effectively destroyed the country. The President is scheduled to . . .”

With your eyes glued to the screen, you back into your chair. Your mind is blank. No thoughts. Only complete attention to the commentator. But her words somehow drift away. Everything is heightened, it’s all so vivid; no spin, no hype. The mind somehow knows intuitively that this is it. And it’s so exciting. You seem to be floating in a surreal ambiance that is almost imaginary.

It’s three o’clock in the morning and you haven’t eaten, still mesmerized, caught in the web of images on the screen.

“We have breaking news. Nuclear blasts have been reported in Israel. This has not been confirmed, however . . .”

You can feel the adrenalin coursing through your veins, the tickle in the pit of your stomach, as your mind becomes overwhelmed by the possibilities, and tries to cope with what is happening.

4:00 am.

“This just in – the first family and members of congress have reportedly left Washington and are on their way to an undisclosed location. We cannot confirm this but indications . . .”

Now the chills begin up and down your spine, the excitement that was so pleasurable just a few hours ago now begins turning to stark terror.

4:45 am.

“We have unconfirmed reports of ballistic missile launches in Kansas. Residents of Ellsworth say that a tremendous noise awakened them and they saw what was believed to be ICBMs lifting from the prairie. . . .May God help us all. . . . I’m sorry.”

The commentator begins sobbing as a cameraman helps her off the set.

You try to call your mom, but all the lines are tied up. Your cat jumps in your lap. You stroke her head. You wait. The TV screen goes blank.

You look around at your things. The bookcase full of memories. The silly glass boot you bought in Arizona. The precious photos, framing a life that passed so swiftly.

You glance out the window. It’s so quiet outside. Nothing moving.

A flash of light. Far away but as bright as the sun. So beautiful. The cat is now sleeping on your lap, purring. . . . It’s so peaceful now.

E. Raymond Rock (anagarika addie) is a meditation teacher at:

http://www.dhammarocksprings.org/ and author of “A Year to Enlightenment: http://www.amazon.com/Year-Enlightenment-Steps-Enriching-Living/dp/1564148912

His 30 years of meditation experience has taken him across four continents including two stopovers in Thailand where he practiced in the remote northeast forests as an ordained Theravada Buddhist monk.

He lived at Wat Pah Nanachat under Ajahn Chah, at Wat Pah Baan Taad under Ajahn Maha Boowa, and at Wat Pah Daan Wi Weg under Ajahn Tui. He had been a postulant at Shasta Abbey, a Zen Buddhist monastery in northern California under Roshi Kennett; and a Theravada Buddhist anagarika at both Amaravati Monastery in the UK and Bodhinyanarama Monastery in New Zealand, both under Ajahn Sumedho. The author has meditated with the Korean Master Sueng Sahn Sunim; with Bhante Gunaratana at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia; and with the Tibetan Master Trungpa Rinpoche in Boulder, Colorado. He has also practiced at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Zen Center in San Francisco.

Coping With Cheating In A Relationship

Everyone has their own distinctive way of dealing with the complications life hands us. With regards to the topic of infidelity, most individuals fall into 3 basic categories.

In one group, you’ll discover that people who’ve suffered through infidelity and will use the encounter as a method to fortify themselves and move ahead in life. These people have a strong inner strength and push ahead leaving the past behind. They never question their decisions and instincts and by no means feel guilty about the path they’ve decided on. They remain secure in the fact they’ve got a whole lot to give to another person and refuse to settle for anything less than an ideal relationship. They know when it’s time to cut off a relationship, and recognize the mind games a cheating spouse can use.

Another group on the opposite end contains people who’re devastated by the fact their loved one was cheating on them. These poor people would rather stick it out in a bad relationship ignoring the obvious fact their spouse or partner is cheating on them. These people frequently remain in a poor relationship for many years, unable to walk away unless forced to. These individuals would rather suffer through the circumstances handed to them and ignore the reality of their unhealthy relationship.

The last group of people fall someplace in the middle. You’ll realize that a majority of couples fall into this category. These individuals place plenty of trust in their partner, yet maintain their common sense. Even though they aren’t actively searching for signs of cheating, they won’t ignore activities out of the regular scope of daily life. These individuals refuse to be the last individual to find out their spouse was cheating on them, and have no second thoughts about leaving an unfaithful partner. These people aren’t afraid to express their contempt for those spouses who try to repair a relationship devastated by infidelity. Even though these individuals may not be as self confident as the initial group, they aren’t afraid to seek out the truth even if it means dealing with some emotional pain.

You will discover lots of resources created to help partners find out if their spouse or partner is cheating on them. Should you fall into the first and third groups, you’re fortunate because there are many useful resources to help you catch a cheating spouse and move on with your life. On the other hand, in case you belong to the middle group who chooses to suffer through a relationship infected with infidelity, it’s critical for you to seek expert counseling or guidance from caring loved ones and close friends.

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War of the Smartphones

Once upon a time, phones were used only for voice communication, while PDAs were used to store contact information, to-do lists, and access e-mail.

Perhaps, one day, somebody looked at the cell phone and the PDA and thought, “They look pretty much alike – why don’t we put them together?” And the smartphone was born.

But it took a while for smartphones to gain market demand. At first, these handheld communication and computing devices catered only to a specific niche.

And then Apple released the iPhone – and suddenly, smartphones started becoming immensely popular.

Fighting for number one

With this new popularity came the war of the smartphones. Now, the big players that once sold to a limited demography are competing for worldwide sales supremacy. The aim is to gain control of the fast-growing smartphone market.

And the battle in sales extends to research and development. While phone manufacturers Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, and Nokia are fighting their war in hardware, smartphone operating system (OS) providers are also battling it out in the software department.

Google owns the Android OS, while Microsoft owns the mobile Windows OS. Apple, Blackberry, and Nokia all use their own OS.

But not everyone is jumping onto the “own your own OS” bandwagon. Samsung seems to be benefitting from using the open source Android OS; the company has recently reported a rapid increase in sales. And in late 2011, Nokia has launched some new smartphones, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, which run on the Windows OS instead of Nokia’s own Symbian.

On another frontier, Apple, Microsoft, and Blackberry are also at the forefront of a patent war against Samsung, as Apple defends its iPhone designs while Microsoft and Blackberry are more concerned with their OS functionalities.

The true winner

Amidst all this competition, the avid followers and patrons of the smartphone technology are coming out as the true winners, as newer and more advanced smartphone models are being churned out for their consumption.

There are different predictions on who is ultimately going to win this technology and business war. Some say Microsoft will outlast the others because it has the greatest ability to offer a seamless computing experience for more users worldwide, given that PC users still make up the majority of computer users. Apple is still a serious contender, though, and one can never shrug it off, considering its history of changing the game to its own advantage. The thing that keeps Blackberry and Nokia in the fight is their undeniably solid and loyal consumer base.

A hidden cost

Inevitably, where there are winners, there are losers as well. One casualty of this smartphone war – this race for churning out the best, most technologically advanced phone – is the environment.

With the rapid turnover of smartphone units, as consumers scramble to take hold of newer models and dispose of their old handsets, there comes a corresponding rapid growth of waste, which is becoming a major cause for concern.

Heavy metals from used smartphone components in landfills are said to be leaching into the soil, leading to water and soil contamination. The non-biodegradability of most phone cases also complicates matters.

It is a good thing that mobile phone recyclers are now in business to address this environmental concern.

As we join the mad rush for the smartest smartphones, let us look beyond our touch screens and remember that there is a world out there that we need to take care of, if it is to continue taking care of us. Let’s buy all the smartphones we want and can afford, if we wish to, but let us be responsible enough to dispose of our old phones responsibly, by sending them to mobile phone recyclers instead of just chucking them into the trash.

 

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The war room within?

The war room within…

Day in and day out; you, me or else living upon this planet experience a war room within. A war room that experiences four major generals conflicting amidst each other… it recalls me of a Hollywood movie where at deep seas there arises a grave conflict amidst the head of the nuclear submarine and his second in command. The conflict arise out of interpretation of an inconclusive wire communiqué received from the highest authority about releasing a nuclear missile… the head of the boat interprets it as a direct order to attack whereas the junior interprets it as a last step; just short of the final attack. As it is exhibited in that movie the conflict arisen out of interpretation not only subjects most the world towards an unforeseen danger  but also towards an almost ‘mutiny’ within the deep sea.

And as the movie proceeds… The temperature within the boat sailing in the deep seas heightens to extents where guns are out to exercise might of warring parties. The rest of the world is unaware about the destiny it might become projected with, through a trigger initiating from the boat in deep seas… and as we all saw in that movie that ultimately wisdom prevails and no attack is made from that boat.

That movie is a show… yes indeed it is a show; approximating the possible realism… but to me, more than anything else those occurrences within the boat at deep seas resemble with the agitation most of us experience within our brain each day. Entirely unknown to the world outside within the same single skull there is a war of interpretation where it is more than two that act warring to each other. These four at times connive to become factions, at certain occasions they become one and conspirate and in some situations they create a heightened confusion within their basic subject i.e. you, me or else… so much so that venom of dichotomy and indecisiveness rids the seat of understanding.

Who are these four generals at command with the same boat (our brain)… whose actual work play is concealed from the world outside and yet they direct impact ones imagery through its conclusion towards the outside world. The great ancient Indian seers had traced these four during their prolonged research conducted within their own self. Through their ancient wisdom they professed these four are embroiled within our awareness to such limits that it is not easy at all for any commoner to distinguish and discriminate between each one of them and exercise its command and control over them in order to regulate their rioting acts and install harmony.

According to them these four are namely; The mind, the intellect, the chitta (the one responsible for storage of all information’s) and the Ego. Each one of them is a mighty power and responsible to serve the basic pursuit of the soul through their dispensation of prescribed nomenclature. Instead they become coloured and keep trying to further their narrow traits that turn this life actually intended for harmonious affluence towards a conflict and confusion.

The mind was placed in service to soul to raise drives that could serve the pursuit towards harmony… any pursuit needs an element of drive that enables it scale great heights. The intellect was installed with a responsibility to act for and on behalf of this soul to act through its ability of discernment and distinguish between different facts/options. The chitta was appointed in service of its master (the soul) to render all kind of logistics for the furtherance of its master’s core pursuit. The Ego; the tallest and strongest one was almost enjoined with its master to ensure the presence of master at all times to all including other generals within and the world outside.

But in actual the act of these four illustrious and mightiest ones inclined themselves towards subjects borne with gravity of the delusion where animalistic instincts suppress and supersede the ‘far sighted wisdom’… life after another the soul travels seeking desperately to cherish its objective of progress through harmonious means but has to face repetition of the same curriculum from the system of the ‘Nature’.

The soul like the President of any nation has to act through its various executives and unlike the President or government the soul cannot replace its malefic executives. It has to live through their conduct; it can scream, shout, guide but still the final execution has to happen through its generals referred above. We all experience it the same way; the forces of nature act the same for all… yes those who become enlightened ones are those that have accomplished towards perfection and the others are struggling to make their way ahead.

Close your eyes, this evening and go down with your self and as explained above about the nature of each respective component (termed as generals above) existing within our embroiled awareness… try and experience their separate identity through their respective traits. Its like milk my dear friend; apparently it is one white fluid but when one shall churn it separate elements within should surface… not only that… when the same milk is observed through the eye of a chemical laboratory then the story of its ingredients further informs a number of compatriots within the same single white coloured fluid. Go on and have that same observation within and there i.e. within one’s own self the chemical laboratory is ones probing intention that shall discern to distinguish amidst various four elements mentioned above. The more one probes the self the more one understands about the self… who am I, what am I, and apart one also gathers the ability to produce necessary changes within in order to cherish the basic objective for any life; ‘progress of soul through harmonious means’. Desire2will.com. dinesh kumar. (learning under discipline)

 

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The War on Headaches

 

Tick tock, tick tock, it feels as though a time bomb has been placed in your head and is about to explode. Desperately, you grab your head with your hands in a hopeful effort to relieve the pain, but to no avail. If you’re like most people, you hurry to the medicine cabinet and reach for a pill to combat that awful pain. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone. It is estimated that over 45 million Americans are plagued by what is commonly known as a headache, a royal pain in the head. Accustomed to popping a pill for instant relief, four billion dollars is spent annually on over-the-counter drugs. Aspirin may or may not do the trick, but the important question is why do we get headaches and how can we prevent them?

 

Most headache pain is generated by either tense muscle contraction (as in tension headaches) or abnormal dilation of blood vessels (as in migraine and cluster headaches).

 

Tension headaches are the most common form and occur mostly in women. They are caused by emotional stress, anxiety or worry. Initially recognized by the tightening of muscles of the shoulder, neck and scalp, the onset is gradual. The pain is generalized all over the head or localized at the back of the head, upper neck or the front temporal region. The pain associated with this type of headache is dull, mild, aching or a non-painful tightness and pressure.

 

There are two types of tension headaches:

 

Acute Tension Headache—Usually triggered by a stressful situation, involving the fight or flight response, leading to abnormal contraction of neck, shoulder and scalp muscles.

This lasts during the period the person is stressed.

 

Chronic Tension Headache—These last day in and day out with no relief, Many people who get this type of headache also suffer from depression.

 

Surely everyone has encountered a migraine headache or knows somebody who has a relationship with one. Women are three times more likely than men to suffer form this form of debilitation. There appears to be a hereditary factor involved with migraines. It is estimated that approximately 75 percent of sufferers have a family history of migraines. Attacks vary in length, from a few hours to a few days, or even longer.

 

 

There are two classes of migraines:

 

Classic Migraine—Ten to 30 minutes prior to the attack the person can experience light-headedness, see flashing lights or zigzag lines, or have blind spots, all of which are known as the “aura”. The aura is the reduction of blood flow to the brain and scalp due to the constriction of the blood vessels. Besides visual disturbances lack of balance, difficulty in speaking, numbness in the leg or arm, mood changes such as restlessness, irritability or depression may occur.

 

Common Migraine—Also known as the “sick headache”. It is characterized by a feeling of nausea, vomiting, irritability, or cold hands and feet.

 

A cluster headache is the actual explosion of the time bomb in your head. Like its cousin the migraine, it is caused by the changes in the vascular supply to the brain. The pain the sufferer experience is severe, stabbing, burning and unbearable. Cluster headaches are by far the most intense of all headaches. Most victims pace about anxiously and hit their heads in an effort to relieve the pain. The pain is on one side of the head, concentrated behind and over the eye region, and high in the nose area. Symptoms also include tearing of the eyes, runny or stuffy nose and excessive sweating. Cluster headaches are short lived and happen in groups. The duration time is a few minutes to 45 minutes. During a cluster attacking period, the headache will disappear and reappear later that day. One may experience up to several in a day.

 

Cluster headaches are five times more common in men than women. Some evidence suggests that smoking and alcohol can trigger an attack.

 

By process of elimination you may find that you have an allergic reaction to certain foods that can trigger these headaches.

 

Pain is your body’s way of crying out for help. Pay attention to the messages your body conveys to you. Respect and honor it. Seek the root of the problem, eliminate it from your life and heal thyself.

 

Suggested Foods To Avoid:

 

MSG (monosodium glutamate) found in some Chinese food, soy sauce, and processed foods, such as luncheon meats and soup.
Salt
Red wine (contains tyramine)
Chocolate (contains tyramine and phenylethylamine)
Citrus fruits (contain octapamine)
Hot dogs, luncheon and other cured meats that contain nitrates.
Ice cream
Anything fermented, pickled or marinated
Pizza
Aged or yellow cheeses (contain tyramine)

11. Onions

12. Nuts, peanut butter

13. Alcoholic beverages- limit yourself (contain phenylethylamine)

14. Wheat and corn products –gluten containing grains

15. Coffee and tea –limit yourself (creates a toxic effect on the nervous system)

16. Aspartame containing foods or beverages

17. Lima beans, fava beans, navy beans snow peas and broad beans

18. Avocado

19. Bananas

20. Sour cream

 

 

10 Natural Headache Remedies:

 

Soak in a warm bath.  Warmth gets the blood flowing and loosens muscle contraction. Apply a steaming hot towel to the neck and shoulder area during the bath. Good for tension headaches.

   

Acupressure.   Key points for pain reduction (see diagram): press the web between the thumb and forefinger. Press hard and hold for a couple of minutes, continuing for half an hour. Press between the big toe and second toe. Press the area of the neck under the bony ridges at the crown of the head

 

3.   Acupuncture

Try it! Vascular headaches are treatable by acupuncture and often the results

are dramatic.

 

 

4.  Relaxation and deep breathing   .  Most people breathe from their chest. Learn to breathe properly, from the

  diaphragm. Try yoga or Qi Gong

 

 

5.  Bio Feedback Therapy

  Has been found to be effective in migraine headaches.

 

6.  Exercise

  Stretch the neck, perform neck rolls.

 

7.  Diet (see foods to avoid list) 

 

8.  Herbal tea.

  Steep a teaspoon of feverfew tea in a cup of boiling water and drink it three  

  times a day.Good for migraines.

 

9.  Visualize warmth

In your hand during an aura period of a migraine.

 

10.  Consult a homeopath

Try Gelsemium, Belladonna or Pulsatilla

 

Christina Marino is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She is a California Board License Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She holds a doctor’s degree from the Oregon College of Oriental medicine, and received her master’s from Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese medicine in Santa Monica. There she earned top honors and received numerous accolades. She is also nationally certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomat of Acupuncture. In addition to her specialty in Chinese medicine she is also a skilled classical homeopath & nutritionist.

 

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Black Round Kitchen Table

There are so many different choices of kitchen tables that anyone who wants to get a kitchen table can get confused. To avoid the confusion, you should know about the type of table you want for your kitchen exactly and that will include things like the shape, size and color of the table. A round kitchen table is a classic shape and never goes out of style. The best part about round shaped table is that you can fit them in space of any size and they will look elegant.

Round kitchen tables also match well with all kinds of different kitchen decors. Whether you have a kitchen with modern design or a traditional one, they will look good. You can also choose between different materials like wood, granite or steel. When deciding on the color of the table, black round kitchen table is the most popular choice. Black color itself has some benefits over other colors.

First of all black color is very easy to maintain so they look fresh and clean even after years of usage. A black color also goes very well with all other colors so you dont really have to worry about matching the color of the table with other furniture or countertops in the kitchen.

When buying a kitchen table, never compromise on the quality of the material. Like any other piece of furniture, kitchen tables are supposed to last for a few years and kitchen is also the most used area of the home. So getting a good quality table is a must. All the major furniture brands have these tables on offer so you can easily choose the one for yourself. A lot of these are also available online through online retails stores for the convenience of the buyers. Just know what you want and you can have it right from the comfort of your home.

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Find Out If Your Lover Is Cheating On You

Some love stories are meant to be forever. You, like anyone else, too would have hoped when you first fell in love with your boyfriend that he would be the one for you. But after a while, the guy who seemed like Mr. Right once seems to be behaving like Mr. Impossible. There is just no way in which you can deal with him anymore, because he is illogical, and makes no sense when he fights with you.

The guy who was so enamoured by you now finds faults with everything that you do. There could be other changes in his behaviour as well. Thus, you start suspecting if the relationship bubble has finally burst, and if he is cheating on you. The very thought makes you cringe – after all, it is not correct to be suspecting someone to whom you are so close. Yet, doubts persist in your mind. You can put your mind to rest with the help of reverse phone search services.

How can reverse phone technology help you know the truth?

Reverse phone search technology has several options which enable you to find out facts about people. You cannot find out things like how they would react in a given situation, and so on. But you can certainly find out things like their past crime records, housing history, marital records, and so on.

The reverse cell phone lookup function on these sites enables you to quickly find the name and the address of a person who owns a particular number. Thus, if your boyfriend’s phone bills show some strange or unusual number, you can run it through the reverse cell phone lookup function. At once, you will be able to get the name and address of the person who owns that number.

Through such reverse cell phone lookups, if you find something suspicious, you can also dig further. The reputed and established reverse phone search website scan be relied on to give you accurate and updated information about a phone number owner’s crime records, insurance information, marital status, employment records, and so on.

You can use this information to decipher if your boyfriend has been lying to you. If he has, then you can know for sure that you have to show him the door. However, you must remember that reverse phone search websites only work when you use the paid sites. The free sites can never e relied on to give you the right information, and you would only end up wasting your time.

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Fighting the Summer War

Fighting the Summer War
 
Are you worrying about your skin in summer? Are you boring for how to protect your skin in summer? What do you prepare for fighting this summer war?
 
Let me tell you something to fight this war:
 
1. Choosing the Right Sun Cream.
It depends on personal skin condition and the surrounding that you in. Normally, it is suitable for people to choose the SPF between 8-12 and two “+”. But people who are sensitive to the sunlight, the SPF should be between 12-20 and three “+”. People who have outdoor activities have to choose SPF30 and three “+”. Otherwise, it various from person to person when choosing the sun cream. Because everyone’s resistibility to the sunlight is different. The whiter skin you have, the more sensitive to the sun you are. Conversely, the darker skin you are, the stronger resistibility to the sunlight you have. So white skin should choose cream that the SPF between 15-30 and the dark skin should choose the SPF about 15.
 
2. How to Use Sun Cream
Usually, sun cream can resist the UVB after using it for about half hour. So, it’s best to use it ahead of half hour before going out.
 
The protection of sun cream is not only depending on the ingredient and the SPF of the cream, but also the dosage you use. To people who work indoor, using it every 4-5 hours, people who work outdoor, using it every 2-3 hours. It especially pay attention to those who work near or in the water, it should be use every 1-2 hours, because it is not only suffer the UVB in the air but also the reflex from the water.
 
Sweating or wiping with towel or tissue can reduce the efficacy of the cream. To use it cream repeatedly is to constant the efficacy of it. Any cosmetic even the water, once covering the cream, it must be affect the efficacy. Thus, after swimming or sweating, you have to re-use the cream.
 
3. Using Sun Cream after Make-Up
Most cosmetic is soluble. If it covers the cream, it will dissolve the ingredient of the cream. Conversely, using it after make up, the cream can be absorbed by the skin.
 
4. Avoiding Going Out in Midnoon.
The UVB index in midnoon is the highest in a day. So, it better to go out avoiding the midnoon.
 
5. Necessities
Sunscreen, facial spray, sun glasses, hat, umbrella, water is the most important necessities in summer.
 
With all above, are you readyin this summer?

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What is black zirconium?

Zirconium is an element and a metal very similar to titanium. As a matter of fact, you can’t tell a difference by looking at them. It is slightly heaver than titanium, but not as heavy as stainless steel. It has a unique property of being able to be turned black. It is machined from solid bar the same way titanium rings are made from solid titanium.

Some rings are made from something called Black Titanium. It’s a proprietary alloy of one large company, and it’s actually an alloy of mostly zirconium with a little titanium thrown in for good measure. It has more to do with marketing because people recognize the term titanium, and not so many recognize zirconium. It’s the zirconium that turns black; titanium doesn’t do that. The method and process are exactly the same. My rings are crafted from pure zirconium and then blackened.

The blackening process is interesting. The raw ring is the color of titanium or stainless steel, and it gets heated to high heat in a specific atmosphere. When this happens, zircon, a clear ceramic coating floats to the surface. The color changes to bronze, then to blue, then to yellow and other colors as the heat increases. The color is caused by interference of light waves, the same way that oil on a wet parking lot gets its colors. Constructive interference of the lightwaves creates a very pure blue and other colors. As the heat increases, a second order of colors is formed over the first. Then a third and fourth and more is added. As the oxide layer gets thicker, the wavelengths of light reflecting off the surface start destructively interfering, until nothing is left but a shiny black surface. It has the look and slippery feel of Hematite. It is an extremely inert surface, and zirconium is used in artificial knee joints for that reason. The surface is also pretty hard, at a Mohs hardness of 8.4, where diamond is 10 and titanium is 6.5 and gold is around 3.

Because zirconium is a strong metal, special designs like any of our tension sets can be made in it. There is also the possibility of lasering through the oxide to create engraved or colored effects. The imagination is the limiting factor on what’s possible. We also do our exclusive continuous inlay rings featuring inlays of hardwoods, meteorite, stone, and acrylics.

 

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Sony Ps3 Slim 120gb Arrived With Great Offers

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With this,the customers will be able to use this extra space to store more games, music, images and videos. The power consumption has greatly reduced if we compare it with the previous version of Play Stations.Surely living up to its excitement and hype, Free Sony PS3 Slim 250gb is indeed the latest Buzz in town when it comes to playing Games. Indoor games are far better than outdoor and when it is play station this generation is crazy about it.All the leading mobile companies like Acer, HTC, Apple, Nokia, Samsung and others are offering Lucrative deals to there potential customers .The deal includes a Mobile phone, operator connection and a Sony Slim PS3 .

Indeed an awesome combination!There are numerous choices available to the customers where in the customers can buy a mobile phone with a preferred network and can pay monthly or quarterly as per the contract. As per there needs and preferences, the customers can choose a plan which can include free minutes to free texts as well as limited or unlimited internet connection at very high speeds.The contract is usually for 12 to 18 months and can extend up to 24 months. The customers usually have to pay monthly rental fee of the mobile phone and the mobile network. This gadget is offered with amazing deals in which you can get great offers.

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