For the longest time during my struggle with acne, I only focused on fighting the problem on the surface. I was constantly looking for the newer topical cleanser or cream, thinking that the next one would be the one. What I did not realize was that to completely rid myself of my acne, not just temporarily, but for good, I needed to fight it from the inside out, as well as on the surface.
The topical acne products I used were usually at least somewhat helpful; A spot would clear up here and there, and I'd see less redness and irritation. But that was only half the battle. No matter how many cleansers I used, I'd always get new, embarrassing flare-ups. It looked like there was nothing I could do to stop them. What I never knew was that acne is primarily caused by out-of-whack hormonal levels. Not poor hygiene or diet, or any of the other myths out there, but hormones.
That's why my acne always came back to haunt me. The skin cleansers took care of it after it eruted, but I was not doing anything to prevent it from breaking out in the first place.
What finally got rid of my acne for good was an acne fighting system that combined a topical cream and rinse with a pill supplement. The two products were specifically designed to work together to both heal and prevent acne. The topical healed the breakouts I already had and the pills got my hormones under control to prevent future ones.
I know that a lot of people are wary of taking pills, especially for a skin ailment as misunderstood and misrepresented as acne. Some – like myself before seeing the results firsthand – do not understand how taking a pill can help in preventing acne. Others do not see acne as anything more than a minor embarrassment, a teenage problem that does not justify a need for oral medication. Acne, however, is much more than just a minor embarrassment.
Anyone who's treated from severe acne like I will tell you the same. It can wreak havoc on a person's self-esteem and self-confidence, and if left untreated, can leave them both emotionally and physically scarred. Acne is a serious condition, and needs to be treated as such. Do not just be content to fight acne on the surface. Take it out at the source. Cure your acne from the inside out and prevent future breakouts while getting rid of the current ones.
Source by Natalie Sinan
In the early 1950’s, four Detroit high school students played at a local birthday party. After that, these four students stayed together as one of R&B’s biggest groups for over four decades.
Levi Stubbs (brother of The Falcon’s Joe Stubbs and cousin of Jackie Wilson), Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton called themselves The Four Aims.
The Four Aims signed with Chess Records in 1956 and changed their name to The Four Tops, so they wouldn’t be confused with the pop family group, The Ames Brothers.
Recording with four different record labels and no hits, The Four Tops came to the attention of Motown Records executive, Berry Gordy Jr. In 1963, they signed with Motown and initially did backup work for other Motown artists. They can be heard on The Supremes’ “Run, Run, Run.”
In 1964, songwriting team, Holland-Dozier-Holland came up with a tune perfectly fitted for the quartet. “Baby I Need Your Loving” became their first of many Billboard top 20 hits.
On the charts, The Four Tops had twenty-five Top 40 hits, two went to number one. Here’s a look at The Four Tops twenty biggest hits, according to Billboard’s Top 40 charts:
1. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – 1965 – Their biggest single went to number one for two weeks and has been covered by The Supremes, Donnie Elbert (who took it to #22) and Dolly Parton. It was also used in Kellogg’s Honey Smacks and Duncan Hines brownie mix commercials.
2. Reach Out, I’ll Be There – 1966 – Their only other number one song was also the #3 song for the year of 1966.
3. Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got) – 1973 – In 1972, The Four Tops left Motown, when the label moved to L.A., and signed with the ABC/Dunhill label. This song, originally recorded by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds, would be the Four Tops biggest single after leaving Motown. It was included in their “Keeper of the Castle” album.
4. Bernadette – 1967 – From the album “Reach Out” this song was included in the soundtrack of “Zodiac.” On the CBS-TV sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory,” character Howard Wolowitz uses the song as his ringtone for his girlfriend.
5. It’s The Same Old Song – 1965 – The follow up to “I Can’t Help Myself” features the same chords. It has been covered by Jonathan King, KC and the Sunshine Band and the Tops appeared in a Velveeta commercial singing “It’s The Same Old Side.”
6. Standing In The Shadows Of Love – 1967 – Also from the “Reach Out” album. In 1990, Aerosmith used a riff in their single “The Other Side” that sounded similar to this song. Aerosmith’s lawyers, in an attempt to avoid a lawsuit, gave Holland-Dozier-Holland credit for the Aerosmith single.
7. Keeper of the Castle – 1972 – Their first single after leaving Motown went to #10 on the weekly charts. It’s from the album of the same name.
8. When She Was My Girl – 1981 – It had been eight years since the group had a top 40 hit and after signing with Casablanca Records they did just that. It would also be their last top 40 hit for seven more years.
9. Baby I Need Your Loving – 1964 – Their very first hit went to #11 on the weekly charts. Cover versions have been many, including those by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Gene Pitney and Johnny Rivers, who took his version to #3 on the weekly charts.
10. Still Water (Love) – 1970 – Written by Smokey Robinson and Frank Wilson, this silky tune is a departure from the hard rocking songs the Tops had been doing. From the “Still Waters Run Deep” album, this single featured Marv Tarplin, of the Miracles, on guitar.
11. River Deep – Mountain High – 1971 – Written by Phil Spector for Ike & Tina Turner in 1966, it was later covered by Eric Burdon and the Animals in 1968. The most successful cover version was by The Four Tops, when they teamed up with The Supremes, sans Diana Ross, and took it Top 20.
12. 7 Rooms Of Gloom – 1967 – Also covered by Blondie and Pat Benetar, the Four Tops did not like this song and never performed it in concert. The B-side, “I’ll Turn to Stone” was also released, but only made it to #76 on the charts.
13. Walk Away Renee – 1968 – Originally recorded by The Left Banke in 1966 going to #5, The Four Tops have the most successful cover version of this song. Renee was an infatuation of Left Banke keyboardist, Michael Brown, who wrote the song about bassist Tom Finn’s girlfriend.
14. Are You Man Enough? – 1973 – This song was featured on the album soundtrack and in the film, “Shaft In Africa” starring Richard Roundtree.
15. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over) – 1966 – Poor Levi Stubbs can’t believe his woman is leaving him for another man. But she does, in this top 20 hit that has also been covered by Barbra Streisand, The Supremes and Shaun Cassidy.
16. Something About You – 1965 – Their follow up to “It’s The Same Old Song” this song barely cracked the top 20. It is not to be confused with the Level 42 song of the same name.
17. You Keep Running Away – 1967 – From their “Greatest Hits” album, this song, like most of their singles, had backup vocals by The Adantes, who did backup work for many Motown artists.
18. If I Were A Carpenter – 1968 – Written by Tim Hardin and originally recorded by Bobby Darin in 1966, The Four Tops covered it in 1968 and went top 20 with it.
19. It’s All In The Game – 1970 – Another cover version of a great standard, originally recorded by Tommy Edwards in 1958, the Four Tops soulful sound stands out in this top 30 hit for them.
20. Ask The Lonely – 1965 – Their third single for Motown was written by longtime staffer, Mickey Stevenson and Ivy Joe Hunter.
The Four Tops last Top 40 hit was “Indestructible” in 1988.
The quartet also did some movie work singing a song in the 1982 film, “Grease 2.” Levi Stubbs provided the voice of the voracious vegetation, Audrey II, in the 1986 film musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Running late from a recording session in December 1988, the group missed their flight home from their European tour. It turned out to be Pan Am flight 103, which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland, when a terrorist bomb was detonated onboard.
In 1997, after 44 years without ever changing personnel, Lawrence Payton died of lung cancer. “Obie” Benson also died of lung cancer eight years later. Lead singer, Levi Stubbs, died in his home in Detroit in 2008. “Duke” Fakir is the only surviving original member, who still performs with three other members as The Four Tops.
The Four Tops were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
In 2009, they received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Their song, “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.
Source by Carl Megill
Test making time lapsed video, no audio
The video was recorded with no tripod
Edited with Adobe After Effect, from 3 minutes and 6 seconds stretch to 1 minute and 14 seconds (reduced to 40%)
TimeLapse of the Baku the capital of Azerbaijan which situated on the coast of the Caspian Sea.
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Imagine your office has converted into a vibrant display of colors. Yet you have a highly professional set up and work-orientated ambience. The modern day office furniture is designed in such a way that it promotes work culture and, at the same time, a good environment of bonhomie.
The modern day designs of office furniture are classic example of good looks married to ergonomics. There is liberal use of colors – another unconventional approach towards office furniture. Particularly in the case of office chairs, you can see never-before-used colors that make them look pretty, modern and neat.
But this wide usage of different colors does not make office furniture look unprofessional – not in the least. On the other hand, using different colors for office chairs redefines professionalism in office furniture. It lends a touch of creativity to our work as well. It gives a refreshing look and feel to the whole set up.
It is not just about colors. Also, the designs of office furniture have come of age. Modern designs are fast replacing the old fashioned ones. Once you set your eyes on the new fangled designs of office chairs, you are bound to find the old old designs boring and passé.
The sharp ends have become curvaceous – that comforts comfort and looks elegant too. The back of the chairs have been elongated – that gives a touch of class and provides complete rest to the back. Again, the designs differ with the kind of profession one is in and the kind of design one holds.
The new age office furniture is easily available in the online furniture sites dedicated to office furniture. The office chairs and desks available in these office furniture web stores are cost-effective and durable. Browse, Select, Shop and see your office turn into an interesting place.
Source by Brooke Theresa
My family and I lived in Panama for 18 months from January 2014 to March 2015. Then we traveled through Central America until June. A 3-month adventure journey with our kids (4 and 7 years old).
We visited Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala.
Music: “A Road Less Travelled”
You don’t want to drive an automobile on any public roadway in Alabama without first purchasing automobile insurance. If you get caught driving without insurance in Alabama the penalties are severe and the fines can reach into the hundreds of dollars before you’re back on the road.
Rather than risk being caught without automobile insurance why not look for ways to reduce how much you have to spend to insure the vehicle you have?
If you’re thinking about getting a new vehicle, check with your agent first. Not all new vehicles are created equal in the eyes of an insurance company. Get a list of the lest-costly-to-insure vehicles before you make your next purchase.
If you can keep your car in a garage at night let your agent know as this will affect how much you pay for your insurance.
Drive legally at all times. If you get even one speeding ticket or other moving violation you can forget about getting the best price on discount insurance for at least 3 years. If you are convicted of a DWI or a DUI then forget about finding even a reasonable price for your insurance for several years.
If you retire and are no longer driving your car to work every day let your agent know. You’ll get a good discount.
If you can use public transportation for the bulk of your “driving” needs and you can keep your actual mileage down to around 500 or fewer miles per month then you will be in for a rather hefty Low-Mileage savings on your automobile insurance.
If you’re under 25 you’re automatically placed in a high-risk insurance category and you pay more for your car insurance. You can cut your rates somewhat if you are able to remain on your parents’ policy and you can save even more on top of that if you stay in school and can keep up at least a “B” grade average so you qualify for a Good Student Discount.
Older drivers may qualify to take a special driver’s refresher course. If your company offers such a discount and you pass the course you can save 10% a month on your insurance.
If you drive an older car that isn’t worth much you could save quite a bit of money each month if you dropped your comprehensive and collision coverage and used the savings to buy a new car.
Don’t make small claims. Only use your insurance for a major accident and pay the small stuff from your own pocket. The longer you go without making a claim the less your insurance is going to cost you.
Increase your deductible if you can afford it. You need to be careful doing this because the amount you choose for your deductible is the amount you will have to come up with out of your own pocket any time you file a claim, but the larger you can make your deductible the less you will pay for your automobile insurance.
Now go online and find at least 3 websites that let you compare the price of an automobile insurance policy between several different insurance companies. Using what you have learned from this article enter the same information into the form on at least 3 different comparison websites.
This way your comparisons will give you results that you can use, and all you need to do is to choose the company with the lowest price and you’ve done it! You’ve saved money and gotten discount automobile insurance in Alabama and you’ll be saving money month after month for a long time to come.
Source by Alexis Jensen