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Creating Customer Loyalty

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Massage Therapy

 Massage Therapy

 Being a Male Therapist


 730 Hour Certification


Many occupational hazards of adult life will be greatly alleviated by massage:

  • aching back and shoulder after a long office stint
  • exhaustion or overstrained muscles from physical labor or excessive exercise
  • circulatory problems from too little exercise by sedentary workers.
Massage can benefit you right down to the cellular level!


 2.4ghz v 900mhz

 Cable v DSL

 Cordless Security

 Firewalls for Dummies

 Telecom 101


How to fake a "Before and After" photograph.

These photos were taken just two hours apart, and have not been digitally retouched in any way. They're for a story I I read that exposes how Before & After photos can be faked. You can read the whole Las Vegas Weekly Story if you are interested.

...but here is my summary of the quick tips:

Trick No. 1: Suck in your stomach

If you exhale and suck in your stomach, you’re going to look thinner. This is particularly true for men, who store a lot of their body fat around their bellies. Remember to inhale and push out your stomach when you take your “before” photo.

Trick No. 2: Flex your muscles

Take a page from the professional bodybuilders’ competition-pose playbook; you’ll look stronger and more muscular if you flex your muscles. Be careful not to flex your muscles in your “before” shot, though.

Trick No. 3: Pump it up

Lift some weights immediately before you snap your “after” photo. Like flexing, anaerobic exercise will temporarily increase the size of your muscles.

Trick No. 4: Fix your posture

If you stand up straight and roll back your shoulders, your chest will stick out more, and your waist will look smaller by comparison. So find a mirror, and align your ears, shoulders and hips.

Trick No. 5: Fix your face

A smile is your best bet. A smile won’t make you look thinner or more muscular, but it will imply that you’re enjoying your new healthy lifestyle (your Sunday afternoons playing flag football at the park, your six-pack-bearing weekends on exotic ports of call …). And don’t grimace in your “before” photo—that’d be too obvious. Instead, go for a blank expression or one indicating slight depression.

Trick No. 6: Shave and bronze

Removing your body hair and tanning will better showcase your muscle definition.

Trick No. 7: Get a mini-makeover

Put on some better-fitting clothes, fix your hair and slap on some foundation. Take a look at the how putting on Make up can make a big difference.

If you don’t believe that simple tricks like these can be used to simulate weight loss, take another look at the “before and after” photos on this page. They were taken just two hours apart, and they have not been digitally altered in any way.  If you want to see how fully Photoshop can change a picture I found some interesting examples.

I hate to be the one to break this to you: But you know those diet pill infomercials they show at 3am with all the amazing “before and after” photos? Yeah, those are all Photoshoped.  I know, I know. You are not shocked. If you are interested this links to a step by step guide on how to retouching a Portrait.

Now it seems there is a also company who will Shop your very own “before and after” "diet photos" for you! The company is called See Yourself Slimmer, and they claim they are in the business to give folks “slimming aids” – photos folks can use as inspiration to loose their weight. Supposedly, you get the photo done and tape it to your fridge for inspiration to not eat. I think for me it would have the reverse effect: “Hey look how awesome I look! One more cookie won’t hurt! Besides, I can just post this pic of myself online and this is what people will think I really look like.”

See Yourself Slimmer will also do a host of other photo fixes like Shopping out any wrinkles, age spots and bags under your eyes. I suppose that would be used as inspiration to save for your facelift?

My Brother works for Hewlett Packard who has added a feature to its cameras that allows you to make a centered subject appear thinner.

Photos Altered with HP's Slimming Effect

Clearly this isn’t new its a feature that video cameras have had for years. This effect is just a simple to do on a computer using I used Don’t waste your money on cameras that say they will make you look thinner. It’s something that Photoshop experts have been doing for a long time. I thought I would try it out myself and see if I could create a slimmer version of my Before Pictures.

Using Photoshop or Paint, its its easy to create the “after” photo by changing the image size without constraining the proportions. You can tell because the fish above the woman's head is much “thinner” than it was before. The photo trick makes the "before" photo look a little thinner, but it does nothing for her lumpy parts. I think probably that’s why HP used models that didn’t really need slimming in their example pages. Sure, it can make you look a little less wide, but it can’t shave off the soft and bumpy bits. Try Windows Live Photo Gallery for simple photo editing. The free, downloadable software allows you to perform basic photo edits such as adjusting your picture's exposure and color, straightening and cropping your image, removing red-eye, and more. Adobe Photoshop software offers additional tools for more advanced restoration, like repairing photos with torn or missing pieces, or editing specific sections of your image. In the end, there is no software that can make you look better. You have to do the work to look better. I have never had a better photo taken of me than the quick clicks of friends when I am healthy and strong. Getting thin is free, all you have to do is put in the effort.

All these people slimmed down and got incredible results. They transformed their bodies the way they wanted. It is good to see that there are lots of motivated people with a strong will who want to do something about their appearance when they aren’t happy about it. Here’s a big compilation with different people who transformed their bodies almost to the unrecognizable point.

Usually, when we have a set of before and after images there are people who have done something good with their bodies, like losing weight, building up some muscles, photos with and without make up, etc. But this time we bring you photos of girls who actually looked better before. Have a look at these photos below and you’ll see what the problem is. I guess that Big Mac is to be blamed!







Celebrities try and stay fit but in their off time they sometimes let things go too.


Now what if you really don't feel right in your body the way it is? You might even consider taking drugs to change yourself. It's amazing how 13th month hormone therapy can change you. This guy has decide to change his sex. This is the time that is needed for body to change enough how it could take the sex change operation. Here you will see how body is changing during this time. For me this kind of changes are not to cool, but this set is really interesting.


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