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Tattoos & Pschology

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In today’s society a lot of people tend to misjudge tattoos. A lot of people who see someone with a lot of tattoos will automatically think negative thoughts. Those who have tattoos are just like anyone else – except for the fact that they wish to stand out and broadcast who they are, simply because they have a strong sense of who they are. Those with tattoos aren’t afraid to show them, as they put them on their body to let others know who they are and what they are about.

Most who decide to look into the psychology of those with tattoos seem to associate them as criminals and study them like they are common rats in the cage. Contrary to this opinion that many experts have, those who have tattoos aren’t in any type of cage. Instead, they are out there expressing their freedom. Whether they are going by what they believe, showing that they belong to a certain group or clan, or paying homage to the dearly departed – there are always meanings behind tattoos.

The psychologist who studies those with tattoos will normally try to get into their frame of mind, which is hard to do. For hundreds of years tattoos have always been a question from a psychological standpoint, with most people associating tattoos in the past with criminals. Even though criminals may have tattoos, there are just as many if not more people out there who are some of the friendliest people in the world who have them as well. 

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To look at tattoos from a psychological standpoint can sometimes be hypocritical. Although those who don’t have tattoos will try and figure out why someone would want them, it can still be considered a psychological point of view. Those who have tattoos had a reason for getting them, or they wouldn’t have got them in the first place.

No matter where you look these days it’s a common thing to see someone with at least one tattoo. This doesn’t mean that society is dwindling in any way, nor does it mean that mankind is becoming a bunch of clones following after one leader. Tattoos have built there own reputation over the years, gaining in popularity. Over the years more and more people have decided to get them – which only goes to show the phenomenon that is tattoos.

When you decide to look at the psychology of tattoos, you must first understand some of the meanings. A tattoo can tell you a lot about the individual and his past. Although some tattoos may be a bit frightening, that individual may have got the tattoos in his past and turn out to be nothing like that now. Like others out there – the tattoos that were obtained in the past may be left as a reminder for the future.

No matter where you look these days it’s a common thing to see someone with at least one tattoo. This doesn’t mean that society is dwindling in any way, nor does it mean that mankind is becoming a bunch of clones following after one leader. Tattoos have built there own reputation over the years, gaining in popularity. Over the years more and more people have decided to get them – which only goes to show the phenomenon that is tattoos.

When you decide to look at the psychology of tattoos, you must first understand some of the meanings. A tattoo can tell you a lot about the individual and his past. Although some tattoos may be a bit frightening, that individual may have got the tattoos in his past and turn out to be nothing like that now. Like others out there – the tattoos that were obtained in the past may be left as a reminder for the future.

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February 28th, 2014 at 11:52 pm

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Maintaining Quality Dental & Orthodontic Conditions for Your Children

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If you take your kids to the dentist, and there are no cavities in their teeth, you are probably going to be happy. Although some children are more apt to get cavities than others, it usually comes down to proper oral hygiene. Healthy teeth can be a reality for your child. Read the following information to find out how to avoid cavities once and for all.

Many parents wonder when they should start brushing their children’s teeth. Brushing should begin when you can see them. Dental hygiene is crucial for healthy teeth. As your children age, it would be a good idea for them to brush their teeth twice every day. All kids are not the same, so the age when they modify their tooth hygiene may differ; generally about the time they begin school. Your children will not put up as much fuss if you can get them to think of it as fun and games.

Let them pick out a toothbrush that has one of their favorite cartoon characters on it. Another enticement you could try is an electric toothbrush; kids seem to get a kick out of them.

Protecting your children’s teeth over time is absolutely necessary, a need that changes as they grow older. Flossing and brushing is not on the top of any teenagers “to do” list which is why things get out of hand. There are many dangers to smoking, yet most teenagers will ignore these dangers and smoke causing more hygiene problems. Teenagers are typically unbelieving when it comes to things that might cause health risks like cancer, though they will stop smoking if they know it will stay in their teeth! Any teenager that plays a contact sport will need to have a mouth guard so that their incomes are not adversely affected. And as usual, any extra reminders are always necessary with a teenage boy or girl.

Setting a good example for your children is one of the best ways that you can inspire them to practice good oral hygiene. Your family, and you, will benefit from proper oral hygiene and regular dentist visits. Your teeth will be much better if you are able to do regular checkups and fix whatever mental health issues you may currently have. By setting a good example, such as going to the dentist and visiting your San Jose orthodontist regularly, your kids can learn from this and strive to do the same. If you need to, do what you can to make an effort to change your existing oral hygiene habits. Lead by example and show your kids what needs to be done to protect their own teeth regularly.

Oral health is more or less a routine that is formed over time; you need to instill this in your children as early in their lives as is feasible. Kids, who properly take care of their teeth and eat nutritious foods, will have a greater chance of having healthy teeth and gums when they are older. When you heed some of the advice we have given you, your children will be that much closer to healthy teeth and gums when they reach adulthood.

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August 7th, 2013 at 5:39 am

How To Find The Gemstones You Prefer to Wear

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Rare Diamonds from Genesis While gold or silver jewelry can be beautiful even without gemstones, the right stone can certainly make the piece striking and unique. Most people think of the common stones when they think about gemstones, but the truth is there really are very many to choose from. You can learn how to buy gemstones safely as well as choose the type of stone that will suit you very well.

There’s no need to talk about the beauty or value of diamonds, as these are the world’s best known and best loved gemstones of all. When it comes to natural hardness of material, diamonds are in a class by themselves. While large, high quality diamonds are extremely expensive, the majority are only of average or inferior grade and not very valuable. Colored diamonds have their special appeal as well, and they are not the type most think about in a diamond. Some of the most difficult to buy diamonds will have natural colors such as pink, yellow, blue or green. If you’re planning to buy a piece of diamond jewelry, you should make sure it’s from a trusted source, as the value of these precious stones can vary quite a bit based on size, quality and color.

It is well-known that rubies, diamonds and emeralds are those precious gems worth the most. Emeralds are stunning gems and have that unique green color. For centuries, the emerald jewel has figured into the coffers of royalty all over the world. When buying emeralds, or other precious stones, you should be familiar with the 4C system of value, which includes the carat, color, clarity and cut. It is difficult for the untrained eye to assess value properly, but you should get some idea according to the size of the emerald, and also the brilliance of color and presence of flaws. For addtional information check out Genesis Rare Diamonds now.

Buying gemstones in a piece of jewelry is certainly not hard at all, but if you want to make the best decision then that is different. Yet you should also keep in mind how you dress and where you plan to wear your jewelry. Shopping online can be tricky unless they give you the overall weight of the jewelry piece you like. Something that is heavy can become an issue if you plan on wearing it for an extended period. Also, the nice thing about gems they can be very tough and take a beating. Also, you may want pieces with a different look for going to work, daily shopping and special occasions. The history of the world is full of references to gems and gemstone jewelry. There is a rich history surrounding gems that is fascinating and colorful. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to gemstones, and there are lots to choose from. If you like gems, but cannot afford diamonds or rubies, then do check out the semi-precious gems because they are beautiful as well.

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July 23rd, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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Navy Medical Relief in Haiti

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On January 12th, 2010 at 4:53pm, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit just west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. Navy, led by USS Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 and crew members immediately began the job of delivering needed assistance.

Capt. Lindsey: We are proceeding at best speed, over 30 knots to Haiti, because the speed is essential to get there. And also that we bring – ah – organic lift capability, essential lift capability for humanitarian relief supplies and people. So that’s what they know, and that’s what our mission is right now.

Helicopters from Vinson transported the injured to the ship, where teams of highly trained Navy medical personnel worked around the clock to help those in need.

CDR Shwayhat: So we’re gonna have a medical team that you might – that might be almost similar to a fleet surgical team that’s gonna stay on board. That’s where the operating room is, and this is where we can do surgeries in case we need to. We have 2 medical response teams that are going to be going out and rotating. They are composed of a physician, dentists and an orthodontist, and all the support personnel that they need.

CDR Lewis: I’m working in the ICU’s, so, the Intensive Care Unit – ah – so we take care of – ah – the sickest patients both coming through the casualty receiving area, as well as people coming out of the operating room.

CAPT Hartzell: Down in the dental clinic we have 5 – uh – chairs, dental chairs, and we could do field dentistry out at the shore and maybe ah touch more Haitian patients and make an impact – uh – dental wise.

As the surgeons and others worked aboard Vinson, another Navy ship was headed to Haiti as well to offer assistance. The USNS Comfort, a floating hospital ship with over 1,000 beds, arrived on the scene within days.

LT Touchette: Each nurse has about – probably 4 ICU patients – um – a lot of them are intubated, sedated, um a lot going on. In the whole ICU, we have 4 ICU’s with a total of 80 ICU beds, um, so we have the capability of taking care of 80 ICU patients – um – we have less then that right now but we continue to get more and more patients each day.

CDR Etienne: Well, one of the unique things about me is I’m the only physician on board the USNS Comfort who is a native of Haiti. Um, so I do speak the language, so I can speak to the patients directly without the use of an interpreter. Um, the patients tend to be – get very excited, very happy when they notice that they have a Haitian speaking physician. So I think that in itself, ah does make a big difference on the mission.

No one knows when a disaster will strike, but the highly trained medical personnel of the U.S. Navy stand ready for whatever may come. Around the globe the U.S. Navy is more than ships and planes, it’s people who are trained and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need. For Navy medical Officers, it’s the job of a lifetime.

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July 13th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Update

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President Obama: Good morning, everybody. I’ve directed my administration to launch a swift, coordinated and aggressive effort to save lives and support
the recovery in Haiti. The losses that have been suffered in Haiti are nothing less than devastating, and responding to a disaster of this magnitude will require every element of our national capacity — our diplomacy and development assistance; the power of our military; and, most importantly, the compassion of our country. And this morning, I’m joined by several members of my national security team who are leading this coordinated response.

I’ve made it clear to each of these leaders that Haiti must be a top priority for their departments and agencies right now. This is one of those moments that calls out for American leadership. For the sake of our citizens who are in Haiti, for the sake of the Haitian people who have suffered so much, and for the sake of our common humanity, we stand in solidarity with our neighbors to the south, knowing that but for the grace of God, there we go. This morning, I can report that the first waves of our rescue and relief workers are on the ground and at work. A survey team worked overnight to identify priority areas
for assistance, and shared the results of that review throughout the United States government, and with international partners who are also sending support. Search and rescue teams are actively working to save lives. Our military has secured the airport and prepared it to receive the heavy equipment and resources that are on the way, and to receive them around the clock, 24 hours a day. An airlift has been set up to deliver high-priority items like water and medicine. And we’re coordinating closely with the Haitian government, the United Nations, and other countries who are also on the ground. We have no higher priority than the safety of American citizens, and we’ve airlifted injured Americans out of Haiti.

We’re running additional evacuations, and will continue to do so in the days ahead. I know that many Americans, especially HaitianAmericans, are desperate for information about their family and friends. And the State Department has set up a phone number and e-mail address that you can find at www.state.gov — www.state.gov — to inquire about your loved ones. And you should know that we will not rest until we account for our fellow Americans in harm’s way. Even as we move as quickly as possible,it will take hours — and in many cases days – to get all of our people and resources on the ground.

Right now in Haiti roads are impassable, the main port is badly damaged, communications are just beginning to come online, and aftershocks continue. None of this will seem quick enough if you have a loved one who’s trapped, if you’re sleeping on the streets, if you can’t feed your children.

But it’s important that everybody in Haiti understand, at this very moment one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history is moving towards Haiti. More American search and rescue teams are coming. More food. More water. Doctors, plastic surgeons, nurses, paramedics and Invisalign orthodontists. More of the people, equipment and capabilities that can make the difference between life and death.

The United States armed forces are also ont heir way to support this effort. Several Coast Guard cutters are already there providing everything from basic services like water, to vital technical support for this massive logistical operation. Elements of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division will arrive today.We’re also deploying a Marine Expeditionary Unit, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson,and the Navy’s hospital ship, the Comfort.

And today, I’m also announcing an immediate investment of $100 million to support our relief efforts. This will mean more of the life-saving equipment, food, water and medicine that will be needed. This investment will grow over the coming year as we embark on the long-term recovery from this unimaginable tragedy. The United States of America will also forge the partnerships that this undertaking demands. We will partner with the Haitian
people. And that includes the government of Haiti, which needs our support as they recover from the devastation of this earthquake. It also includes the many Haitian Americans who are determined to help their friends and family. And I’ve asked Vice President Biden to meet in South Florida this weekend with members of the Haitian American community, and with responders who are mobilizing to help the Haitian people. We will partner with the United
Nations and its dedicated personnel and peacekeepers, especially those from Brazil, who are already on the ground due to their outstanding peacekeeping efforts there. And I want to say that our hearts go out to the United Nations, which has experienced one of the greatest losses in its history. We have no doubt that we can carry on the work that was done by so many of the U.N. effort that have been lost, and we see that their legacy is Haiti’s hope for the future. We will partner with other nation sand organizations. And that’s why I’ve been reaching out to leaders from across the Americas and beyond who are sending resources to support this effort. And we will join with the strong network of non-governmental organizations across the country who understand the daily struggles of the Haitian people. Yet even as we bring our resources to bear on this emergency, we need to summon the tremendous
generosity and compassion of the American people. I want to thank the many Americans who have already contributed to this effort.I want to encourage all Americans who want to help to go to whitehouse.gov to learn more. And in the days ahead, we will continue to work with those individuals and  organizations who want to assist this effort so that you can do so. Finally, I want to speak directly to the people of Haiti. Few in the world have endured the hardships that you have known. Long before this tragedy, daily life itself was often a bitter struggle. And after suffering so much for so long, to face this new horror must cause some to look up and ask, have we somehow been forsaken? To the people of Haiti, we say clearly, and with conviction, you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten. In this, your hour of greatest need, America stands with you. The world stands with you.

We know that you are a strong and resilient people. You have endured a history of slavery and struggle, of natural disaster and recovery. And through it all, your spirit has been unbroken and your faith has been unwavering. So today,you must know that help is arriving — much, much more help is on the way.

Thank you very much, everybody.

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July 13th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

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