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Art Journal to Explore Beauty: What is Beautiful to You? Create Art Project to Celebrate It.

Art Journal to Explore Beauty: What is Beautiful to You? Create Art Project to Celebrate It.The definition of beauty is different from one person to another. This does not mean there are a lot of people who are either right or they are wrong. It is a matter of opinion. For this art journal prompt, explore your personal definition of what beauty is.

For this art journal prompt, you will nee the following materials:

  • Art journal
  • Heavy-duty glue stick
  • Decoupage medium
  • Decorative papers (patterned, preferably)
  • Collage items
  • Rubber stamps
  • Inkpads
  • Scissors
  • Glitter gel pens or markers
  • Stickers

Before beginning this art journal prompt, set up your work area. Spread your items out as much as possible so you can see all of your selections. Now, ask yourself the following question:

What drew you to choosing these items?

This is the first step in formulating your definition of beauty. Did you choose these items because you were drawn to their beauty? Did you choose these items because of the potential they hold for making your art journal pages beautiful?

Follow these steps for completing this art journal prompt:

  1. Open your art journal to the first blank page spread. Using the decorated paper, cover both sides of the spread. This can be done with the paper torn, or you can layer clean cut squares throughout the spread. Whichever look you like the best is the way to go with this step.
  2. Layer collage items over the decorative paper. If some of these items are weighty or thick, use decoupage medium to ensure a secure hold. Create a structured look, a random look, or some sort of pattern. Again, whatever you like the best.
  3. Add rubber stamped images over the entire page spread. Again, this can be a structured or random look.
  4. The last layer you will be adding is stickers. If these stickers did not have a glass finish, you could actually switch this step with the rubber stamp step and achieve a very nice look. If you choose stickers with a gloss finish, though, it is a good idea to do this step last so it does not smear.
  5. Finish off the page spread using the glitter gel pens or markers. You can add text, swirls, doodles, or whatever else you would like. Let your hand and your imagination guide you through this step. There are not right or wrong choices here.

Now, sit back and admire your work. Does it look beautiful to you? Did you choose several different colors for your inkpads and writing instruments? Did you create a patterned piece, or was it completely random?

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Turmeric as a Beauty and Other Health Benefits

Turmeric as a Beauty and Other Health Benefits

Turmeric powder is a wonderful spice which is used all over the world. It’s a main ingredient in some of the cooking dishes. It is used for medicinal purpose also. It gives a nice color to dishes like Kande Pohe, Chicken Biryani, Dahi Kadi etc.

In history the Erode is well known as “Yellow City” or “Turmeric City”. In the state of Maharashtra (India) Sangli, a town is the second largest trading center for turmeric in Asia.

Turmeric is used as a spice all over the world especially for cooking but beside cooking it has several other uses and health benefits too.

  1. i) It is used as sunscreens.
  2. ii) It helps to protect food products from sunlight.

iii) It is used during wedding ceremony.

  1. iv) In Pujas turmeric is used.
  2. v) If there is a stomach problem turmeric is used.
  3. vi) If you have cough, boil the milk and add 1 tsp turmeric in the warm milk mixed and drink. It helps to reduce cough.

vii) Turmeric is also benefits in cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis and other clinical disorders.

viii) Turmeric can be used for your skin as a face-mask. It you have a acne, turmeric can be used with gram flour and add 1 tbs lemon juice and milk to make a fine paste. Wash the face and wipe it. And then apply with your finger on the whole face this turmeric paste. Avoid your eyes. After 15-20 minutes wash with the water. It gives your face a new look and your skin looks gloomy and smooth.

  1. ix) In India, before marriage turmeric is applied to groom and bride.
  2. x) If there is a cut, wound turmeric powder is used.

Now, we come to know other then cooking there are several uses of turmeric powder which helps to glow our skin more beautiful. It helps to prevent some of the diseases. And also other uses of turmeric powder in cooking, ceremonial, cosmetics, dye, gardening, medicine etc.

Turmeric powder is used in cooking to make curries of vegetarian and non- vegetarian dishes. Below are some of the Indian Cuisine recipes made with using turmeric powder.

  1. i) Kande Pohe
  2. ii) Vada Pav

iii) Cabbage

  1. iv) Chicken
  2. v) Chicken Biryani
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Increase Organic Search Results Through Search Engine Optimization

The Step-by-Step Guide to Improving Google Rankings Without Getting Penalized

There are hundreds of ways that a company or an individual can increase a Web site’s page rank in the organic search results of the search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN. Many Search engine optimization professionals who provide SEO solutions know of probably thousands of different techniques and trick that will get a page ranked at or near the top of a search result listing, but for the average person some of these tricks of the trade can be both extremely time consuming and confusing.

First and foremost it is important that no matter what type of site you are maintaining, you want people that will be interested in your topic to find your page. All the traffic in the world is not worth a thing if none of your visitors stay long enough to read further or in the business world to make a purchase! Although it is difficult to understand the complex algorithms that the big search engines use to index sites and rank pages, there are some things that even the beginning search engine optimizer can easily implement to assist in making their page rank in the top numbers.

Keywords: Keywords are talked about over and over again when it comes to SEO techniques. But what is most important about these little words and phrases is that you familiarize yourself with them. Do not just plug in words randomly to optimize the search engines as this will not work. You should come up with at least 5 words that searchers will use to find your site…there are many websites out there that give valuable information about keywords that are search most often and such.

Keyword Use: It is important that you use your keywords appropriately to optimize your search strategy. Just as it is important to search properly to find the information that you are looking for, it is important to use the information that you are providing to the best of your abilities. Make sure that your keywords show up in the headlines and subline of your text as well as in the first paragraph of your writing. Search engines tend to prioritize text that is larger so the titles and headlines that you use are of utmost importance.

Page Naming: Naming your page appropriately will help get the page indexed faster and increase your page rank with the search engines. The best page names are simple and descriptive of the page itself without using a lot of added context that can confuse the search engines. Keep page URLs clean of parameters such as ?, !, %, etc, to reduce the likelihood that the search engine will get confused by the URL and miss the context of the site itself when ranking the page.

Links, Links, Links: The internet is all about building links. Page rank depends largely on the links that resort to the page. Anytime you can get a link out there to your site go ahead and do it. Creating a blog to link back to your page, adding social bookmarking options to the blog and the page, and also just getting the link posted will help build your page rank with the search engines. While there is tons of information available about link building, likely the easiest to do is to build a blog that links back to your page. Send the blog link to all your friends and ask them to send it to their friends…now you’ve created an instant network that you can share your site with.

Never Try To Trick The Search Engines: There are numerous ways that you can get your page ranked quickly and effectively to the top of the search engines…that is until you get caught! If you search for ways to get higher ranking pages and you are offered options to add multiple keywords beyond those that are truly important to your page, creating numerous pages that do not offer new or original content, or hiding keywords within text, DO NOT do this! Search engines can recognize when you have attempted to trick them and if they figure you out your page could be banned from the ranking all together. Follow ethical SEO techniques to get your page ranked in the top.

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5 Painting Shortcuts for DIY Home Improvement Projects

The 5 Best Types of Paint for Kitchen Cabinets - Painted Furniture Ideas | Best paint for kitchen, Home diy, Home decorPainting the walls of a room or cabinet doors is one of the least expensive ways to give your home an updated look. Painting is also easy enough to be a DIY home improvement project that most anyone can successfully accomplish and these painting shortcuts will make the task even easier for novice and pro alike.

Two Day Job
When my painting project can’t be completed in one day, I don’t go through the cleaning process and wash brushes and rollers. I save time and a little bit of paint by wrapping brushes and rollers in plastic grocery bags and placing them in the freezer overnight. This prevents the paint from drying so I can pick up my DIY project right where I left off the following day.

If you don’t want to invest time and money in taping off window sills, door frames and/or baseboards, a flexible, plastic cutting board for the custom paintings works will help you get a sharp paint line right where you want it while keeping paint off the areas where you don’t want it. Hold the cutting board against the baseboard, etc. with one hand and apply an outline of paint on the wall with a brush in the other hand, then paint between the lines with a roller.

Quick-Fix Mistakes
Keep a wet rag handy to quick-fix mistakes like a drip or a run in the wrong place. Keep an old butter knife handy too so the wet rag can be placed over the dull knife tip and used to clean up any smudges and leave behind a crisp, straight line.

Paint Mixing
To ensure the paint is evenly and thoroughly mixed, invest in an attachment for your power drill that will make quick work of paint mixing.

No-Drip Holes
Use a small bit on your drill or a hammer and nail to make several small holes in the grooved rim at the top of the paint can before pouring the product into the roller pan. The holes in the rim will allow the paint to go back into the can after being poured out instead of running down the side of the can. Taking a few moments to make the no-drip holes will save paint and keep the outside of the can clean.