Lors de multiples discussions, il en est ressorti que ce qui motive une personne a jouer de plus en plus au casino et autres jeux d'argent est son rapport a la vie. Pour ces dernieres, la vie elle meme est un jeu. Respirer est un jeu,sortir hors de chez soi est un jeu, bref, meme le quotidien est un jeu. mais le casino, quant a lui, nous offre des sensations uniques car les paris ne sont, contrairement aux mouvemet quotidiens,bases que sur le fruit du hasard. Le casino procure a l'homme une montee d'adrenaline hors norme. Le risque est donc plus fort.Ainsi, de cette etude. il en est ressorti les resultats suivants: Le temps des vacances: Ces 10 dernieres annees, Las Vegas est devenue l'endroit populaire pour jouer en famille car a la mise en place de systeme de resort et d'attractions familiales.Pour gagner et devenir riche : De toutes personnes interviewes ces personnes sont les plus representatives du phenomene. Elles sont venues au casino avec l'espoir de devenir riches et de pouvoir changer le cours de leur destin.Problmes d'argent :Rejoint l'idee precedente. Beaucoup semble croire qu'ils peuvent regler leurs problmes d'argent en jouant. Or, il y a aussi de forte chance, si madame chance n'est pas la, qu'elles engrangent d'avantages de pertes et de problemes si elles ne peuvent gerer leurs jeux et leurs mises.Salle de Mariage:Pour certains, se rendre au casino est l'endroit ideal pour celebrer son mariage. Un peu comme dans une eglise quoi. Et de preference a Las Vegas ou Salt Lake City. Leurs salles deviennent a la mode pour ce genre d'evenement en raison de leur prix rentable, l'originalite de leur hall d'accueil et l'espace de la salle pouvant accueillir grand nombre d'invites.Leurs revenus.Pour certains, le casino est comme un metier. Certains y passent toute leur journee pour pouvoir remporter une sorte de "salaire" plus ou moins eleve d'ici la fin du mois.Pour trouver l'ame soeur:Vous n'imagineriez pas le nombre de personnes celibataires se rendant en casino lors de parties de celibataires, uniquement dns l'espoir de trouver l'ame soeur et pourtant. Grand nombre de personnes interrogees y ont mentionne ce desir. Pour fuir de chez soi :La majorite des personnes interrogees ayant repondu pour sortir de chez soi sont essentiellement des gens de la gente masculine, tous maries depuis plus de 10 ans et peres de famille. Ces derniers se rendent generalement au casino en moyenne une fois par mois pendant quelques heures avant de rentrer.Pour le plaisir :Ces personnes auraient eu la bonne reponse. Toutefois, j'ai du mal a croire que cette categorie, qui devrait apparaitre en premiere place, ne se trouve au final qu'au bas de la liste. En effet, jouer au casino devrait etre avant tout une partie de plaisir. Integrer une ambiance hors pair d'un casino reel, avoir des boissons gratuites et ameliorer leur techniques de jeux, telles sont leurs principales preoccupations.
It is important to have a variety of health beverages in your diet. Today, there are too many people subsisting on diet sodas, regular sodas, and energy drinks. These consist mostly of artificial sweeteners, artificial flavoring, and caffeine. The body will not perform to peak performance with a steady intake of these types of beverages.My favorite beverage to have in substitute of a soda is orange juice. It tastes good, it is natural, and is readily available. Orange juice provides a good dose of Vitamin C. An 8 ounce glass contains as much potassium as a banana. It has a remarkable variety of phytonutrients. Beyond the great vitamin and nutrient content, a study has shown that orange juice can lower your blood pressure.Another great beverage is apple juice. Fresh apple juice carries a significant amount of Vitamin A and C. The old time saying that an apple a day can keep the doctor away is true. Recent studies have shown that drinking apple juice can help slow down the process that leads to heart disease.Cranberry juice is another powerful drink that should be added to your diet. Medicinal properties of the cranberry have been recognized for centuries. It provides powerful antioxidant qualities. A common treatment for urinary tract infections is to drink cranberry juice. It is thought that the strong acidic content of the juice provides an inhospitable environment for bacteria.Beyond the standard juices, you can get a bit more exotic. Mango, pineapple, carrot, wheatgrass, and tomato are all great juices that provides wonderful health benefits. Many companies are now offering smoothies and other freshly made juices. As people become more health conscience, these will become the future of the beverage industry.I hope you will see that there are many options to sodas. You will feel a great impact to your health once you have given them up and integrated the more healthy juices into your diet. At first it will take will power, but as time goes on, you will find that you will completely loose your taste for those sugary sodas.
What happened to the old days where you would rotate your crops from year to year, eat food you could grow yourself in the country you live in and having fruit and vegetables only when they were in season? Today when you walk down the isle of any supermarket, certainly in England, you can buy ANY fruit and vegetables at ANY time throughout the year. People want to buy only food that is perfectly shaped, and if the food is not available in England, it gets imported. If a tomato is not red enough to their taste, it is thrown away, rotten, used as animal feed or just wasted. This is the sad reality of the society we are living in today. Coming from South Africa myself, the great thing is that you still have all this. If you walk into a supermarket, you buy what they harvested. If it is not apricot season, you cant buy it, you have to wait. This is great, because it teaches our children to look forward to something, get excited about the simple things in life, not always demanding, know their country, their seasons and depend on the outcome of the crops. If you dont have good rains or enough crops, you dont eat. These days they do import if there is a shortage, but in general, the cost of importing is far to great. Luckily South Africa is a net exporter of fruit, vegetables and crops like maelies and sunflowers.Having only seasonal fruit and vegetables to work with, encourages you to use your imagination, be inventive and daring when it comes to cooking! You make sure to spread all activities throughout the year and plan your menu, including your desserts, by season. In my mothers house we basically had a routine of how things were done. December is summer holidays and everyone, including the children and parents, had off. Almost all the companies are closed over December, so it worked out very well with the childrens holiday falling at the same time as their parents. In our house we would bake cookies and cook lots and lots of jam! Apricot season is from December and we have halve of a great big apricot tree from next door, hanging over to our side of the house. My sister and I would pick the apricots from the trees, eat a lot of it in between, and take the remaining to the kitchen so my mother could make some jam! She made a large amount of jam, enough to last us all the way through to next year December! By doing this, you could use up the fruits you could not finish eating, and enjoy it throughout the year. We would do exactly the same with the figs in our garden and enjoy the grapes, apples and peaches as they were in season. It was amazing to just step out of our back door and having all these great fruits on our doorstep. Imagine only having to step outside to find the necessary ingredients to bake a great tasting traditional South African dessert like "malva" pudding.Make the best of what you have, try and eat fruits and vegetables that are in season and live healthy.
I could barely get any work done the hour after I returned from lunch at Talo Mexican Grill in Irvine (in the heart of California's Orange County) -- and that tells all you need to know.People kept interrupting me, seeking wisdom about this good food they were hearing about.In that hour, my lunch companion Brenda couldn't stop telling folks about the fresh ingredients, the beautiful room, the smart service -- and our simple, sumptuous dessert.She just couldn't remember the restaurant name. Thus the traffic to my desk.``What's the name of that place you went for lunch?'' Rebecca asked. ``Can you give me the address?''``Hey, Andrew, where did you take our boss for lunch?'' Neil said. ``I'm heading out for a drink after work and it sounds perfect.''Perfect is a hard label to live up to, but our lunch was certainly grand, and the best of three good meals I've shared at Talo since October.In the course of two dinners and that lunch, friends and I tasted our way through entrees and appetizers that regularly snapped with flavor. They came on plates presented with care and beauty.A cevich appetizer ($10) was peppery, but not overpowering. The chicken in my wife's mol poblano ($14) was moist, and the mol was a rich, aromatic pleasure. The tacos al carbon ($16) were built with filet mignon. The camarones al mojo ($18) lolled in a buttery, roasted garlic sauce that complemented the fresh shrimp's natural flavor.The best entree was my chile relleno ($12). Wrapped in a light, tempura-like batter, the Anaheim chile was like none other I've had in a relleno: It was firm and crisp, not limp or overcooked. The pork-and-mushroom stuffing was earthy and perfectly complemented the pepper's soft sharpness. Best of all, no gooey cheese filling, just a small sprinkling atop.Oh, and the margaritas ($7) were pretty good. (Though my personal favorite, for a variety of reasons, gets mixed at a competitor's beach-front bar. That's another story.)These meals weren't all perfect, mind you. The filet meat in the tacos was generally buttery, but my wife bit into a gristle roadblock. The dinner ribs ($22) we tried were tasty, but not all that differentiated to my taste from other ribs.Still, you can see and taste that something special is happening at Talo.``This is the way we eat in Mexico,'' founder Nic Villarreal said. He wanted a place that was upscale, with a well-appointed dining room, the best ingredients, meals that fused heritage recipes with California cuisine, and service that never stopped.Villarreal opened Talo in July after renovating an abandoned Left at Albuquerque location in the Park Place center, in the shadows of two new 18-story condo towers now taking shape.He brought along a decade of experience working at Houston's, including its Gulfstream in Newport Center (where he met his financial backers for Talo). That background shows in the dining room and bar. The high ceiling is decorated with wooden beams that summon rancho-style vigas. The leather chairs and banquettes are stitched with hacienda-style embroidery. Contemporary Mexican art -- paintings, sculptures, photography -- feed your eyes.It's very clubby, yet open and airy in a very accessible, Houston's sort of way.Villarreal built a management team with similar experience, and a chef, Jose Acevedo, with whom he shared a trove of family recipes.They all gathered in Villarreal's Hermosa Beach kitchen to test the recipes. He kept hearing a certain refrain:`` `If you do a little more of this, it'll be better,' Jose kept saying. And God almighty, there was a huge difference,'' Villarreal recalled.Those touches were on display at lunch. Take the seabass ($15), cooked with a yellow mol -- roasted yellow pepper, yellow squash, yellow tomato, with a dash of vanilla. The fish was fine, but the sauce was outstanding.We kept asking our server about it, and he told us about the ingredients, the six hours it takes to prepare.Then he surprised us with a smart touch.``You should taste this,'' he said, materializing after our meal with a ramekin full of red mol, roasted deep, with a flavor that started light at the front of my tongue and rolled back, warming and glowing all the way down.Then we ordered dessert, tres leches ($7). It's Acevedo's take on the traditional pan de leche, or sweet-milk cake.Wow.White cake infused with condensed milk, cream and topped with hand-whipped cream. Moist, rich, just a hint of sweet riding onto your palate and whisking away the aftertaste of chiles.I asked Neil if he made it out to Talo for drinks that night.``We did, and we had food, too,'' he said. ``It was good. Very good.''
Gift baskets in the middle of no-holiday month are not uncommon these days especially with the business community recognizing the potential gift baskets have to impress clients or prospective suppliers. According to statistics, gift basket sales have increased in recent years even during months that are considered off-season. It is also becoming a very popular gift of choice in the corporate setting. This gave rise to the concept of business "gift baskets" .With the realization that it is necessary for business survival, companies took extra steps to cultivate relationships with business partners, clients, suppliers, and employees. They realized that taking care of these professional relationships is essential to develop loyalty. And nothing says "I'm glad to be your partner" or "It's a pleasure to do business with you" than gift baskets sent right after closing deals. It is also to the givers' advantage if the gift baskets mirror the interests of the recipients. This shows that the giver is really interested and keen to develop professional relationship with the receiver. For example, send your new business partner a chocolate gift basket instead of a fruit basket after he closed a huge deal because he has a sweet tooth. Though the recipient would appreciate the fruit basket, the chocolate basket would reflect your sincere thanks and congratulations. In short, it is necessary to really know your partners, associates, and employees so your efforts would not appear half-baked.However, you cannot just give gift baskets to anybody even if you do know what they like. It is also vital to consider the level or degree of professional relationship. Does the recipient has a higher position than you? Is he/she a prospective client that could bring in a huge deal? Is the recipient the your most reliable supplier that gives you the best deals? Then by all means, be generous. Give him or her a pricey gift basket. This will reflect your taste, and the value of your gift may be read as the value you place on them. This is not to say that you could go giving your employees dime-worthy gift baskets because they are inferior by position. It is alright to give your best employees special gift baskets as a token for closing a big deal or a project ahead of schedule. For general gift giving during the holidays, gift baskets that reflect their job would do the trick. For example, add a journal with a nice pen for your writers or a CD of new graphic styles for your graphic artists.As cliche as it sounds, it is still the thought that you put into giving that counts. But remember that the gifts you are planning to give such as your gift baskets are not ordinary gifts. They show your partners that you value them, but they are also for forging stronger business ties and professional alliances with them. It may sound extreme, but what you give them could make or break your business.