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Why We Say “Trick or Treat”

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Why Do We Say “Trick or Treat”
“It’s one of a kid’s favorite parts of Halloween. There’s no feeling quite like waiting for a stranger to open his or her door so you can scream the words “Trick or treat!” But why do we say it? What does it actually mean? The practice of donning a costume and asking for treats from your neighbors dates back to the Middle Ages, but back then it wasn’t a game.

During the medieval practice of souling, poor people would make the rounds begging for food. In return, they offered prayers for the dead on All Souls Day. (What does the “een” in “Halloween” mean exactly? The answer lies here.)”

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“Modern trick or treating is a custom borrowed from guising, which children still do in some parts of Scotland. Guising involves dressing in costume and singing a rhyme, doing a card trick, or telling…

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ADHD and Hyperfocus

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ADHD and Hyperfocus

I found this article last night and it really struck me. I was unaware of hyper-focus, but once I started reading, I soon knew exactly what they were talking about. You know that ADHD prevents me from fully being able to focus, yet at the same time, if there is something that stimulates my brain, I can almost super-focus on that thing, and still be out of focus all around me too. It’s a weird phenomenon.
“Hyperfocus is something in between a rumor and a symptom.”



“Among people with ADHD, it’s a commonly recognized phenomenon. Anecdotally, many people with ADHD can’t concentrate on some things but concentrate “too much” on others.”



“Still, it’s a stretch to say hyperfocus is a straight-up symptom of ADHD because there’s no mention of it in diagnostic guides and surprisingly little research has been done on it.”

“Part of the reason might…

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The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English

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9 Men Explain The Difference Between Actually Dating And Just ‘Talking’ — Thought Catalog

@_eatandlove_ 1. “It’s all about the level of commitment a guy is willing to give. If you’re dating someone, you’re putting some sort of label. But talking is so vague. You can be talking to multiple girls. It’s really nothing special.” — Drew 2. “Guess it depends. Sometimes we say talking because we don’t know…

via 9 Men Explain The Difference Between Actually Dating And Just ‘Talking’ — Thought Catalog

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AUTUMN NAILS + DIY NAIL ART TOOL — DARLY – LIFESTYLE BLOG

Hello my lovely readers🙂 How’s everything going? As you may already know I really really love Autumn, so I’ve think, that I should also show my excitement for Autumn on my nails. That’s why, today I’m going to show you some easy Autumn inspired nail art. I’m also going to show you, how to make […]

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Waltz With Me…

Waltz With Me…


The Waltz is one of the smoothest ballroom dances. It is a progressive dance marked by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and “rise and fall”. The dance is so graceful and elegant. Waltz dancers appear to glide around the floor with almost no effort. 


Here’s a little history about the Waltz:

“When first introduced into the English ballrooms in the early 1800’s, the Waltz was denounced by both church and state for its vulgarity and immorality… this was, after all, the first time society had seen this outrageous dance position, with the man holding the lady so close to his body. But the very thing that brought it such criticism also made it appealing, and the Waltz was here to stay.”

“Throughout its history, the Waltz has undergone many changes. Even before its introduction into society as a ballroom dance, it was a country folk dance born in the seventeenth century in the suburbs of Austria and Bavaria. By the middle of the eighteenth century, the dance had grown in popularity and spread throughout Europe.”

“The Waltz was introduced into the United States in the mid-1800’s. The standard Waltz tempo at this time was still very fast and quite demanding to the average dancer, and before long, composers were writing music which was much slower. From this music evolved a style of Waltz called the Boston, with slower turns, and more longer, gliding movements. While the Boston eventually faded away, it did stimulate the development of what we now know as Slow Waltz.”

“The twentieth century saw two distinct styles of the Slow Waltz evolve. The English refined the movements and codified the technique into the competitive International style, while the Americans developed a Waltz with a more theatrical flavor.”

Source: ballroomdancers.com


Now learn how to do the basic: Waltz Left Box Turn



Visualize the box. The basic waltz steps create the image of a box on the floor. This is why the basic step is called the Left Box. Your feet will stop at the corner points on the box and move along the edges and diagonally across the center. Envisioning this shape will help you as you learn the dance.


Next, count in threes. The waltz is known for its three beat count. As you step, you should be able to count 1-2-3, 1-2-3, etc. Two 3-counts should complete your box.


“Dance basic steps or add turns. You can dance the basic square movement, especially in the beginning when you are learning the dance. However, it is more common for the waltz to include turns. These are easily added once you are more accustomed to the dance.”

Tips:

  1. Lead clasps follow’s right hand in their left. Hold at shoulder’s height.
  2. Lead places their right hand to cup follow’s shoulder blade.
  3. Follow places their left hand with fingertips at lead’s shoulder seam.
  4. Place elbows at shoulder’s height.
  5. Stand with backs straight, upright, and knees loose.

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OCD Awareness Week

OCD Awareness Week- October 9-15, 2016


Ok, so I found out about OCD Awareness Week, a little late. But I still feel like I needed to share it with everyone. I am OCD myself, so I am an advocate for all those who suffer from this disorder. Mine is not bad, I just clean a lot, and keep an immaculately clean house. But I am totally under control with my OCD, thank goodness. 


“Did you know that 1 in 100 adults likely have OCD? And up to 1 in 200 children? That’s a half a million children in the US alone. OCD can be a debilitating disorder, but there is treatment that can help. Unfortunately, it can take up to 14–17 years from the first onset of symptoms for people to get access to effective treatment, due to obstacles such as stigma and a lack of awareness about mental health, and OCD in particular. Learn more about OCD here.”


“OCD Awareness Week is an international effort to raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, with the goal of helping more people to get timely access to appropriate and effective treatment. Launched in 2009 by the IOCDF, OCD Awareness Week is now celebrated by a number of organizations across the US and around the world, with events such as OCD screening days, lectures, conferences, fundraisers, online Q&As, and more.”


Source: ocdweek

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