How to have a great time at a frat party

Bryce: How was that party?

How to have a great time at a frat party

A fratboy. There is a very specific doucheness to them. Trust fund wasps who quote unquote rock rainbows, partially popped polos, pleated khakis, don’t let me tell you about them, let them speak for themselves. The following is a manifesto:

I live in a frat house. I go to frat parties. I can recite the Greek alphabet before the fire of a match burns out. I can rattle off all of my founding fathers as well as my fraternity obligations, but I don’t know the words to my school song or my accounting professor’s last name. I don’t go to class. I never study. I devise elaborate schemes to cheat on my exams. I don’t buy books. I pay people to write my papers. I have an endless supply of doctor notes from student health. I give more than $2,000 of my parents’ money in social dues each year to promote my frat’s alcoholism problem. I drink because I am cool. I drink a lot because I am cooler than you. I urinate in public. I do keg stands and have keg parties. I am the master at drinking games. I own you in quarters. I have never not drinken in the game “I never”. If I can’t find my beer bong I know I can find one next door. I don’t binge drink-I continually drink. I have a pre-party for the “pre-party”. I own one baseball hat. I live in my khakis. I don’t own a shirt that is not polo, lacoste, brooks brothers, or vineyard vines. All my ties are vineyard vines. Sometimes I wear sandals in the winter because I can. I drive a bmw my dad paid for, and when charged with speeding, careless and wreckless, and DUI, I bought it off my record. My hair is a mess yet totally in style. Ladies love me, but more importantly, I know ladies love me.

Have you recently graduated college and are now finding yourself yearning for the good ol’ days?

The days when you didn’t have to wake up until your first class at 11 am?

The days when your biggest financial worry was whether or notВ you could afford three (or possibly four) slices of dollar pizza?

Or maybe the days when you’d spend your Thursday-Sunday nights at your favorite frat house, partying the night away in a booze-soaked basement that smelled like a mixture of sweat, Jungle Juice and bad decisions?

Well, fear not, because Flick Candles has you covered.

The candle company is now offering up a newВ scent to help you with your nostalgia overload: Frat House Basement Party.

The candle’s description reads,

This lovely scent mixes old vintage movie posters with a splash of something that will definitely give you a headache tomorrow morning. However, none of that matters because you will not be able to get past the overwhelming smell of sweat and Jungle Juice. Keep the good times going 24/7 with Frat House Basement Party as the intoxicating aroma grinds up on you. Sure this candle costs money — but when you’re involved in Greek life, so do your friends.

If frat houses aren’t your thing, the candle company offers other compelling options, such as Blueberry Bromance, Defriend, Cancelled Vacation and even a few political favorites such as Bernie Sandalwood and Chris Christie Cream Pie.

A closer look at US college life where the culture is dictated by loud heterosexuals and blurry eyed bullies

Party hard: The Gazoni Family fraternity, with some of the ‘brothers’. Photograph: Chris Taylor/BBC

Party hard: The Gazoni Family fraternity, with some of the ‘brothers’. Photograph: Chris Taylor/BBC

Last modified on Fri 29 Dec 2017 22.32 GMT

I grew up in a permanent state of confused awe at the US education system, thanks to portrayals in films and on TV. Students were always played by adults and, since none wore uniforms, it was hard to tell them apart from the teachers. At my bog-standard comp, we were allowed to wear “our own clothes” on the last day of term, a thrill denied the kids at Jefferson High in Happy Days, where every day was a mufti day. The 70s frat-com National Lampoon’s Animal House further muddied my understanding: more grown men dressed in the varsity jackets of Yankademia, who threw toga parties in unisex boarding houses branded with Greek letters, doused each other with Bud and spied on girls.

I’ve grown up since then, but US college life hasn’t, according to fly-on-the-keg documentary Frat Boys: Inside America’s Fraternities (Thursday, 9pm, BBC2). Among the brayingly entitled half-jock, half-future-Congressman hybrids featured, baseball caps are still worn backwards and Miller Lite is drunk from a training shoe for a dare. Everybody is loudly heterosexual and one frat house features a fish tank built into its bar (as if in tribute to the one in Animal House) and a shelf of empty vodka bottles to “showcase what we drink”.

Ben, a third-year University of Central Florida stude-dude describes a fraternity as “a brotherhood of like-minded people who are just kinda together to meet a common goal”, that goal being to get wasted, have a good time and keep bras as trophies. (He adds, helpfully, “a sorority is the same thing but with women,” though we don’t get to see those.)

It’s an easy spectator sport to watch these masturbators of the universe list their career ambitions like Apprentice candidates on a three-year holiday (“Dentist… sports agent… financial adviser”); one cuts to the chase with “drive a fast car, live in a big house”. He already lives in a big house – frats supply $3bn-worth of property across America’s campuses, costing students up to $2,500 a term in rent.

The producers know they’ve struck gold when one alpha male we’ll assume isn’t majoring in women’s studies declares without irony: “I’m not the type of guy who’s going to bring home 10 different girls a month; I’ll do two or three girls, cos that’s the kinda guy I am.” But this leads to the doc’s more serious thrust: ritualistic abuse of “pledges” during induction, and sexual assault on female students, the sort that has yet again come to light during the case of Stanford student Brock Turner, convicted of intent to rape another student. Meanwhile, this doc shows phone footage of male students stripped to their pants, being humiliated and actually branded. Eight years ago, Harrison Kowiak, 19, died of a head injury during an off-campus rite. Because most US colleges are private and donor-reliant, these crimes rarely get fully investigated, an inevitable consequence, says one victim from Syracuse, of what she calls frat life’s “patriarchy of power”.

The US education system is a foreign country – and they largely get away with doing things differently there, as this film hammers home. Mind you, the pitiful sight of a frat-house initiate effectively “fagging” for Florida’s equivalent of Flashman may ring bells to products of our own public-school system. This future President Trump adviser tells us his motto is: “They say money can’t buy happiness but I’ll take my fuckin’ chances”, while his willing slave sprays his sweat tops with “wrinkle-release”. If only this were a national lampoon.

December 18, 2012

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If you’re going to be judged by anything, it might as well be by the type of beer you drink. This prototypical scale goes from light, to crafty, to dark, and then off the deep end. It’s not all encompassing, but you’ll get the idea.

Lonestar: A true Texan’s beer, you take pride in your home state and don’t care that the hip youngsters have taken a liking to it. Or, you’re said hip youngster/poor musician/artist/indie elitist and this is all you can afford to drink (and it’s hip, duh). This also applies to Pabst Blue Ribbon drinkers, except they’re not as likely to listen to Willie Nelson.

Bud Light: You can be found screaming at your TV during football season, you or someone you know seriously says, “Mericuh,” but in a nutshell you’re just a good ol’ guy or gal that likes to have a good time. Frat-boy like tendencies sometimes surface, but Key Stone Light better exemplifies such leanings.

Keystone Light: Typical Keystone Light drinker hangouts include someone’s (your parent’s) garage, the bed of an oversized truck with knobby tires, or a killer house party filled with lots of crushing of cans on heads. By the end of the night, someone usually says, “Like, dude bro, like yah bro let’s grab another case of stones and get like real drunk and then let’s go muddin’ in my truck!” These types of dudes (or dudettes) are likely to get into barroom brawls.

Any craft beer: Your taste buds are discerning and so is your selection of friends, music, and food. You’re often viewed as open-minded, perhaps even intellectual, and you enjoy meeting other craft beer enthusiasts. These beer drinkers have the propensity to come across as being snobbish, but they really just expect everyone else to have good taste.

Porters and Stouts: It can be difficult to distinguish the difference between these two, but lovers of these dark brews are very much alike. You’re earthy, self-indulgent, a coffee and chocolate lover, and own a nice collection of pint glasses. You’re all about quality, not quantity.

Steel Reserve: Often referred to as a “high gravity lager,” this potent, dirt-cheap malt beverage guarantees you spending a lot of time on the ground. If you can chug a 40 or two, expect some type of arrest, hallucination, or schizophrenic behavior. It’s rare that anyone can make it to a fifth or sixth can, but when you do, there’s no turning back. Your dignity? Gone. Ability to remain a functioning member of society? Non-existent. Steel Reserve is the gateway beer that leads to drinking at a public park that will eventually become your home. Generally, it’s safe to say this beer is “I don’t give a fuck” in a can.

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How to start a crossfit box

There are those who love CrossFit – and then there are those true devotees who want to start their own boxes. If the latter describes you, you’ll need to arm yourself with key information for building a successful CrossFit box. You’ll require a solid business plan and CrossFit affiliation (you’ll need to have passed their Level 1 Certificate Course before even applying). You’ll also require adequate financing and a prime brick and mortar location.

However, equally if not more important, you’ll also require the ideal CrossFit box gym equipment. Needless to say, the right CrossFit equipment is foundational and crucial to helping your clients get the most out of every WOD. Check out this comprehensive guide to the essential CrossFit box gym equipment to get your business started strong right out of the gate:

A full weight set

We recommend getting a barbell set with bumper plates so that they’ll cause less damage when dropped by overzealous CrossFitters. Don’t forget a weight tree for storing the plates and a rack for the bars.

To complement the set, you’ll also need:

  • Flat Benches
  • Incline Benches
  • Squat Rack
Dumbbells

Get a full set of dumbbells, too, along with a rack for easy storage and organization.

A full kettlebell set

As you know, kettlebells are as foundational as traditional weights to a CrossFit box. Don’t skimp on this purchase.

Quick release collars

These can enhance the safety of your gym and the CrossFit experience.

Pull up bar

This is a must, and make sure it’s strong enough to support even your largest, most built CrossFit clients.

A ring set

Rings are essential to a number of CrossFit exercises.

Glute hamstring developer (GHD)

This contraption is excellent for strengthening the lower back as well as glutes and hamstrings. If you turn around, your clients can use it to perform ab-ripping sit-ups as well.

Heavy ball

You’ll need a few of these around to help CrossFitters perform wall balls, a key component of many WODs. The 20 lb. size is a good middle of the road option for most CrossFitters.

Paralletts

These can help to enhance push-ups and other movements.

Jump ropes/Speed ropes

You can’t do double unders without ‘em.

Climbing rope

Hang a 20 foot rope somewhere in or around your box to offer a basic but strength-building challenge.

Row machine

This is an excellent way for CrossFitters to get both cardio and an upper body workout.

Ab mat

Make it easy for your CrossFitters to work their core and abs.

Plyo box

Many CrossFit WODs call for box jumps, so you’ll want to outfit your box with a 24” Plyo Box or something similar.

Beyond the workout equipment and location, you’ll also need rubber flooring and some decent lighting in the space. Floor to ceiling mirrors can help your CrossFitters to perfect their form (and see how cut they’re getting) You’ll also want to offer access to fresh water.

A locker room, reception desk and a personal training office can complete your space. One last thing: don’t skimp on gym management software. Wodify offers a cutting-edge, all-in-one solution for running your box successfully and helping your clients to get the most out of the CrossFit experience.

Of course, these are just the basics of CrossFit box gym equipment and general CrossFit equipment. You can enhance this list however you wish.

From there, a website, social media accounts and other marketing materials will help you get the word out about your box. Once you have a solid box in a great location outfitted with the ideal CrossFit equipment, it’s just a matter of promotion. Don’t skimp on signage and advertising that lets the world know your CrossFit box is ready for action.

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How to start a crossfit box

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How to start a crossfit box

To Jason Khalipa, opening a Box is not a hobby. Instead, the founder of NorCal said it is a small business that must be handled with care.

He warned owning a Box, while fun and a dream job for many CrossFitters, comes with all of the issues — hiring staff, paying rent, etc. — of owning a small business. And according to Khalipa, any business must first begin with core values, which is the foundation of any new NorCal location.

After establishing those fundamental beliefs, Khalipa will then consider two factors: can he find real estate that is “too good to be true,” meaning the location or the lease is amazing for the set budget, and does another NorCal CrossFit location have a valuable staff member proven ready to operate a Box?

Juliet Starrett, the CEO of San Francisco CrossFit, stated when offering business advice to Affiliates, she is often surprised at how potential Box owners are unrealistic with their finances. That includes choosing a space within your budget and ensuring it is zoned correctly.

But before even looking for locations, both Khalipa and Starrett suggest gaining coaching experience and, of course, receiving at least your Level 1. While it can cost upwards of $1,000 for that certificate and others like it, such education is necessary. But, Kelly Starrett, the co-Affiliate of San Francisco CrossFit and Founder of MobilityWOD, stated members can tell a difference between good coaching and good administering. So, when a Box’s doors open, Kelly explained it should not be that Affiliate’s first time coaching a class.

How to start a crossfit box

Ben Bergeron, the Affiliate of CrossFit New England, said Coaches and Affiliates should focus on pursuing excellence, both in coaching and in business. “Pursuing excellence is every time they think about their business, their thought should be, ‘How can I make this better for the customer, not for me?’” explained Bergeron. And for him, that includes the little details — like the website, your brand’s logo, sales, having toilet paper in the bathroom, etc.

Bergeron’s details also include the importance of clear zoning and a detailed lease, as well as making sure contracts with your employees are clear. He explained contracts don’t need to be loaded with legal jargon, but they must instead clearly state expectations and roles.

When opening San Francisco CrossFit, the Starrett’s did not quit their full-time jobs. They admitted that part will be tough for budding Affiliates who are excited about quitting their current jobs to pursue their passions. But, keeping that full-time job will financially help your Box in the long run, they said.

In terms of trends, Juliet noticed two when it comes to opening a Box today:

Model One: Partners in business who receive investments to open a “shiny” CrossFit gym. They open their Box filled with brand-new equipment and all of the latest technology.

Model Two: A sole entrepreneur who needs time to acquire top-notch fitness equipment for the Box.

Juliet recommended following Model Two. “Overhead is a killer and it’s going to take a long time with a relatively small CrossFit gym to make up a $100,000 investment,” she said. “So I think starting small and growing slowly is still a good model in the CrossFit gym world.”

Overall, Kelly said the best product you can offer is your coaching staff, which is one thing he is proud of at San Francisco CrossFit. “Any athlete can walk into nearly any sport and we have someone who can coach them at that appropriate level … I mean, it’s crazy, the sophistication that happens at our gym,” he said.

But, the Starrett’s admitted having a good, loyal staff is expensive. And Khalipa agreed. “We have really good retention rates with our employees because we give them opportunities in the company. Otherwise we would force their hand [and they] would have to leave,” he said. As a rule of thumb, there are two full-time and two assistant Coaches at each NorCal location.

At the time San Francisco CrossFit opened, there was no one in the market that the Starretts could talk about the business with, said Juliet. But today, there are dozens of CrossFit Boxes and business resources Juliet would recommend looking at before opening a Box. She suggested taking advantage of the saturated market, but never losing sight of your own mission.

How to start a crossfit box

“There’s so many resources available. You can even, on your own, make a really pretty, cool-looking website without even hiring anyone. But I think making everything look shiny and nice and forgetting that your product is your coaching …. that’s a big mistake,” said Juliet.

Ultimately, Khalipa said it boils down to what Glassman always teaches: care. Khalipa recommended caring for each member that walks into your Box, as well as caring for the space they’re working out in and paying attention to the coaching you are providing.

Finally, Juliet said it’s key to maintain an at-home gym. “We have a joke with all of our gym owner friends, which there are a lot of them,” said Juliet. “And we’re always patting each other on the back saying, ‘Great, you want to stop working out yourself? Open your own gym.’ Because at our gym, when we’re at our gym, we’re at work.”

7 Steps to a Start-Up by Adam Sturm, Co-Owner of CrossFit Outbreak

Step 1: Secure the capital. Do you have enough money to open a gym? Set a budget and a timeline of goals.

Step 2: Do you feel comfortable coaching? Or do you have someone who could coach?

Step 3: Do you feel that there’s a market for a CrossFit gym where you want to open? Is the market saturated? Are there 20 CrossFits in your town of 50,000 people? Maybe it’s not a good idea to open up there.

Step 4: Secure a location. Negotiate a lease.

Step 5: Have a vision for the build out. It’s a competitive market. The garage gym days are still OK, but what’s going to make you different from your competitor? Why should somebody choose you? Are you opening a gym for you and your buddies to hang out at, or is it a place that will be put to use serving the community?

Step 6: Order your equipment and build out your gym. Do you have someone you trust to build it out? What is it going to cost?

Step 7: Market your Box, but refer to your budget to determine your advertising limit.

How to start a crossfit box

There is an infinite amount of information available to make you a better CrossFit coach. But what I have found to be the most challenging part of being a box owner wasn’t the coaching side of things, it was the business side of the equation. There wasn’t much out there in the way of business advice for a box owner. After years of making my own mistakes, I will share a few pieces of advice that I believe to be extremely important when opening a box. These all have to do with profitability and the systems that will help make you successful. We all open boxes to help people change their lives and to teach them how amazing CrossFit is. However, in order to do that long term, being a good coach isn’t enough, you need to be financially successful so the business can thrive and your box can evolve.

1. Find the right location
One of the most important factors that will lead to your success is controlling your fixed costs. One of the biggest fixed costs is your rent. Many people that are opening boxes are excited and anxious to get the doors open. They let their excitement speed up the decision of where to open and may not take the necessary time to maximize their location and/or rent.

Your box will be a destination so there is some truth that location isn’t as important as it would be for other businesses, but it also doesn’t hurt to have some visibility as you’re trying to establish your community.

2. Think long term
Find a location that will allow you to grow. Look for a spot that has adjacent space available for the possibility of expansion. Ask your landlord for “First Right Of Refusal” on the space. This means that the landlord will have to inform you of any potential tenant that is interested in the adjacent space and you will have the first option to rent that space. If you’re ready to expand, great, if not, no worries. All you want is the flexibility to grow if the timing is right.

Make sure you plan long term so that WHEN you are successful, you won’t have to move to a new location because you didn’t put renewals in your original lease. It’s always a good idea to ask for (3 year) or (5 year) renewal terms in your original lease. Most landlords will want you to stay but the last thing you need is to not have that option and then have to move locations.

3. Run Day 1 like you are 4 years in
You can get away with running things differently in the beginning because you have such a small membership. However, don’t fall into this trap. Develop your systems early and run it as if you have 100 members.

Don’t establish bad habits early on because they will be very difficult to change down the road. Establish your new member protocols early. Just because it is easy to use a pen and paper or your homemade excel spreadsheets to track 15 clients, it will make things much more difficult when you have 100 clients and can no longer scribble membership notes on a sticky note. Find a membership software that you’re comfortable with and start using it on day 1. Ensure you use a system that can do everything for you, such as running payments, setting up memberships, WOD tracking, and social integration. At Vitality, we have used both ZenPlanner and WODIFY and have been extremely happy with both services. There are others out there such as MindBody Online and though I have heard good things about that system, I don’t have any experience with it.

4. Be Ready For The Business Side
As a small business owner, be prepared to be a jack-of-all-trades. You will be the janitor, the electrician, the CPA, the marketing team, and a number of other duties that you weren’t planning on tackling. Teaching people to air squat is only a small piece of the puzzle. If this is something you want to do long term, you need to make this a profitable business and in order to do that, you will spend a large amount of your time doing financial reports, sending out emails, and setting up memberships. Along with this, you will be unclogging toilets, changing lights, mopping rubber, cleaning up weights, fixing equipment, answering the phones, paying taxes (lots of taxes) and anything else that you can think of, or not think of…

But don’t worry, in a while you will be able to afford to hire people that will take care of these duties but in the beginning, save the money and do it yourself. Trust me, after a few hours of staring at a computer screen answering emails, even cleaning the bathroom will be a welcomed break.

5. Don’t Undervalue Your Services
If you set your prices too low at the start, it will make it much more difficult for you to raise them down the road. I always liked the idea of having 100 members paying $200/month instead of 200 members paying $100/month. It’s simple math, the lower prices you have, the more clients you will need to get through the doors to cover expenses and be profitable. The more members you have, the more it will cost to maintain your equipment along with maintenance of your space.

Another trap to avoid is giving people “special” deals. It doesn’t matter if its your friend, 3rd cousin, neighbor…avoid this pitfall. The last thing you want to end up doing is putting yourself in a position where one person finds out he/she is paying something different for the same service as someone else. Everyone wants a deal and everyone has a “special” situation that they think deserves a lower rate. Make it easy on yourself, set your prices and stick to them.

How to start a crossfit box

There is an infinite amount of information available to make you a better CrossFit coach. But what I have found to be the most challenging part of being a box owner wasn’t the coaching side of things, it was the business side of the equation. There wasn’t much out there in the way of business advice for a box owner. After years of making my own mistakes, I will share a few pieces of advice that I believe to be extremely important when opening a box. These all have to do with profitability and the systems that will help make you successful. We all open boxes to help people change their lives and to teach them how amazing CrossFit is. However, in order to do that long term, being a good coach isn’t enough, you need to be financially successful so the business can thrive and your box can evolve.

1. Find the right location
One of the most important factors that will lead to your success is controlling your fixed costs. One of the biggest fixed costs is your rent. Many people that are opening boxes are excited and anxious to get the doors open. They let their excitement speed up the decision of where to open and may not take the necessary time to maximize their location and/or rent.

Your box will be a destination so there is some truth that location isn’t as important as it would be for other businesses, but it also doesn’t hurt to have some visibility as you’re trying to establish your community.

2. Think long term
Find a location that will allow you to grow. Look for a spot that has adjacent space available for the possibility of expansion. Ask your landlord for “First Right Of Refusal” on the space. This means that the landlord will have to inform you of any potential tenant that is interested in the adjacent space and you will have the first option to rent that space. If you’re ready to expand, great, if not, no worries. All you want is the flexibility to grow if the timing is right.

Make sure you plan long term so that WHEN you are successful, you won’t have to move to a new location because you didn’t put renewals in your original lease. It’s always a good idea to ask for (3 year) or (5 year) renewal terms in your original lease. Most landlords will want you to stay but the last thing you need is to not have that option and then have to move locations.

3. Run Day 1 like you are 4 years in
You can get away with running things differently in the beginning because you have such a small membership. However, don’t fall into this trap. Develop your systems early and run it as if you have 100 members.

Don’t establish bad habits early on because they will be very difficult to change down the road. Establish your new member protocols early. Just because it is easy to use a pen and paper or your homemade excel spreadsheets to track 15 clients, it will make things much more difficult when you have 100 clients and can no longer scribble membership notes on a sticky note. Find a membership software that you’re comfortable with and start using it on day 1. Ensure you use a system that can do everything for you, such as running payments, setting up memberships, WOD tracking, and social integration. At Vitality, we have used both ZenPlanner and WODIFY and have been extremely happy with both services. There are others out there such as MindBody Online and though I have heard good things about that system, I don’t have any experience with it.

4. Be Ready For The Business Side
As a small business owner, be prepared to be a jack-of-all-trades. You will be the janitor, the electrician, the CPA, the marketing team, and a number of other duties that you weren’t planning on tackling. Teaching people to air squat is only a small piece of the puzzle. If this is something you want to do long term, you need to make this a profitable business and in order to do that, you will spend a large amount of your time doing financial reports, sending out emails, and setting up memberships. Along with this, you will be unclogging toilets, changing lights, mopping rubber, cleaning up weights, fixing equipment, answering the phones, paying taxes (lots of taxes) and anything else that you can think of, or not think of…

But don’t worry, in a while you will be able to afford to hire people that will take care of these duties but in the beginning, save the money and do it yourself. Trust me, after a few hours of staring at a computer screen answering emails, even cleaning the bathroom will be a welcomed break.

5. Don’t Undervalue Your Services
If you set your prices too low at the start, it will make it much more difficult for you to raise them down the road. I always liked the idea of having 100 members paying $200/month instead of 200 members paying $100/month. It’s simple math, the lower prices you have, the more clients you will need to get through the doors to cover expenses and be profitable. The more members you have, the more it will cost to maintain your equipment along with maintenance of your space.

Another trap to avoid is giving people “special” deals. It doesn’t matter if its your friend, 3rd cousin, neighbor…avoid this pitfall. The last thing you want to end up doing is putting yourself in a position where one person finds out he/she is paying something different for the same service as someone else. Everyone wants a deal and everyone has a “special” situation that they think deserves a lower rate. Make it easy on yourself, set your prices and stick to them.

How to start a crossfit box

By now you have seen them on TV, you’ve shopped next to them at the grocery store, and you may even be living with one. These people love WOD’s, eat Paleo, and workout in a box. These individuals range from soccer moms to students to professional athletes. Who are these people? Well, I’m talking about CrossFitter’s.

CrossFit is defined as “constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity.” It is used by police academies, military special operations units, and elite athletes worldwide. It involves running, rowing, weightlifting, gymnastics, and specializes in not specializing. CrossFit wants to prepare you for anything and everything. That may mean lifting your child, picking up groceries, or running from a barking dog. While high-level officials and athletes use this workout to condition themselves, CrossFit is a sport that anyone can do because every workout has universal scalability to ones level and abilities. That means during one class, the new Mom can be working out next to the top-tier athlete. Load (how much weight) and intensity (reps) are changed, but the programs are not.

With the sounds of weights slamming and music blasting through the speakers, it’s easy to be intimidated from the outside, but once you join a CrossFit, you will find some of the nicest, most genuine people you have ever met. It’s easy to mistake these people as zealots or cultish, but CrossFit is not just a sport, it’s a community. Much like the sports we played in childhood, this newfound sport geared mostly towards adults creates the same camaraderie we looked forward to in our after-school days. As adults, most are limited to socializing during work hours or happy hour. Social gatherings are limited to eating and drinking. While I am definitely still a fan of the former, I have become a very big fan of CrossFit. CrossFit gives adults a way to socialize in a positive environment where they learn new things together and bond in the mutual suffering of workouts. and enjoy it!

There are things to know and crucial steps to take when going from the couch to CrossFit. CrossFit gyms are called boxes. Everyday there is a programmed “WOD,” or workout of the day. When you join a box, you will most likely and should be taken through an “on-ramp” program, which is an educational course that lasts around 6 weeks and prepares you for general CrossFit classes. Coaches will teach you how to perform every exercise correctly, how to mobilize yourself, and how to prepare your body for what lies ahead. On-ramp is the foundation for CrossFit. Remember, CrossFit is a very intense program and it is not advised that you go from being sedentary to completing CrossFit workouts at 100 percent intensity.

But before you start drinking the CrossFit Kool-aid, there a few things you need to know.

1. To Box or Not to Box: Figure out whether you would like to CrossFit on your own or in a box. Many people follow the Crossfit.com website, which programs WOD’s for individuals to complete on their own. If you are very self-motivated, have athletic experience, and have access to equipment, this is a good place to start. If you are motivated by people and/or are new to this type of training, I would recommend joining a local CrossFit gym so that you have the eyes and ears of trained professionals.

2. Define your goals: Figure out what your personal goals are. Why do you want to join CrossFit? Did you just move to a new city and want to make friends? Are you looking to lose weight? Are you a former athlete looking to start training again? Figure out your personal goals before embarking on your journey.

3. Get started: Any type of conditioning you can do before starting your CrossFit journey is good. I personally was an Olympic lifter and track athlete so I did those types of workouts because that’s what I was familiar with. My fiancé played soccer and did P90X prior to doing CrossFit. If you like to dance, dance. If you like to walk, walk. Just get moving! All of these movements are assisting in building a foundation for the awesome athletic endeavor you are about to embark on.

4. Do your research! CrossFit is gaining mass popularity and because of that, boxes are popping up everywhere. While this is great for the fitness community and the CrossFit brand, I advise you to do your research when picking a box. Check out a few websites in your area and compare reputations, prices, and credibility.

5. Try before you buy: When shopping for a CrossFit box, I recommend that you try one before you buy. CrossFit can be a hefty investment so try asking for a free class. Another option is to drop-in and watch a class so that you can see how that particular box is managed and how the coaches communicate. CrossFit gyms are individually owned and managed, so they are all different. Traveling around the world to different boxes, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Make sure you are happy with your box and the community you are about to join.

Joining the CrossFit community is not just a journey to a better body, but you will find yourself on the path to a clearer mindset, greater motivation, and hundreds of thousands of new friends around the world that share your same passion.

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The legal foundations needed for starting a CrossFit Box are not significantly different from starting another kind of fitness business – however, there are some distinctive aspects that arise so read on for some things to think about as you establish the legal foundations for your CrossFit ® gym.

  1. Choose an entity type

A CrossFit ® Box can operate on the business model of the licensees’ choice, which means you need to explore what entity type will work best for you, and the business you are seeking to build. For assistance in that decision-making process, check out our DIY LLC course. Some of the options for setting up a CrossFit ® Gym include: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), or Corporation. They each have their own set of positives and negatives to consider and it is essential that you not only make an informed decision about the business entity you choose to form, but that you understand why that option is the best entity choice for your business.

  1. Obtain EIN

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is available from the IRS. This number will be required to open bank accounts and apply for registration with most States. Even if you are a single member LLC or Sole Proprietorship and can use a Social Security Number (SSN) to complete legal and financial actions on behalf of your business, you may want to consider obtaining an EIN to protect your personal information.

  1. Register with Secretary of State & for State Sales Tax

To form (or register) a business in your US state, you will need to file (or have an attorney file for you) with the Secretary of State or equivalent body who deals with the registration and formation of corporations. As part of this registration you will likely find the information you will later need for registration for state sales tax (if applicable) and any state-based licensing or permitting required in your state.

  1. Seek Insurance

While CrossFit ® requires Affiliates to show proof of Insurance as part of their licensing application, you may need more insurance than they require, or a different type in addition depending on the risk profile of your business. You may also wish to explore professional liability insurance that will cover activities and instruction provided in your capacity as a fitness professional, and General Liability insurance that covers damage to the fabric of a building you lease.

  1. Take CrossFit Training

An essential step of opening a CrossFit Box is to undertake CrossFit ® Training. You could have a business partner who is going to be focusing on training undertake the CrossFit ® trainer certification, but you will need to make sure that your business has completed training that meets the CrossFit ® Affiliate eligibility requirements. CrossFit ® requires Affiliate applicants to hold at least Level 1 CrossFit ® certificate before applying to be an affiliate.

  1. Apply to become a CrossFit Affiliate

To use the CrossFit ® name as part of your business, and to be licensed as a CrossFit ® affiliate you need to have undertaken their proprietary training and have entered into their affiliate agreement which explains the rights and responsibilities of licensees. You cannot use the name CrossFit ® or use their logo as part of your business without obtaining the appropriate license – It could be very costly indeed if you infringement the intellectual property rights of CrossFit ® as it is in their best interests to protect their mark from illegitimate use or use that would mean that it starts to become a generic term.

  1. Buy domain name

One of the ways CrossFit ® HQ shares information about its Affiliates is through linking to their websites. So, as part of establishing your legal foundations, you are going to want to choose a domain name that is compliant with your licensing agreement. Along the same vein, as you think about what name to choose for your box you are going to want to consider names or taglines already in existence that are protected by a trademark. As you develop your website, you should consider some of the key disclaimers, waivers, and policies you need to include on your website to limit your risk of liability. For more information: we have written about the key steps to marketing your CrossFit ® box legally.

  1. Protect Intellectual Property

In addition to using intellectual property assets owned by CrossFit ® under the terms of your licensing agreement, you should also consider if your business (the CrossFit gym you are building) has intellectual property assets – this could include a logo, or a name – for which you could file a trademark. If you have questions about what aspects of your business might benefit from intellectual property protection, speak with an attorney who specializes in intellectual property in relation to the fitness industry.

  1. Local Business Licenses and Permits

The Requirements for local (city or county) business licenses and permits vary greatly. You will need to research (either online, in person, or at the local library or small business center) what is required for your specific circumstances. An attorney can also walk you through this process and get you squared away and operating legally!

  1. Contracts & Waivers

What Now?

It takes time to properly establish the legal foundations for a CrossFit ® box. Rushing these steps can lead to more cost and greater risk further along your business journey. Consider prevention to be a key tool in your toolkit and money well spent to ensure that the legal foundations of your CrossFit ® gym are secure and legal.

One of the first steps on the way towards opening a gym is to find a suitable space. What kind of basic requirements does a CrossFit gym have for its space? What are your specific needs, when thinking about your future gym? When you know what kind of services you are going to offer at your gym, and to how many members you are going to serve, defining your needs is easier.

Surface

Think, how much space you need to meet the requirements of your estimated member amount. When defining the number of athletes per class, don’t compromise the quality of coaching and safety by having your classes overcrowded. In most cases, twenty athletes is still manageable, more than that becomes difficult for one coach to handle.

In our last post, we discussed limiting the number of class participants by using a booking system; that’s something to consider. A large space, a higher number of coaches and well-organized classes are must if you have several hundreds of members and don’t want a booking system.

The space needs to be large enough so that people can perform different WODs and weightlifting safely. To reserve about 10 square meters for each athlete is a good guideline to start with.

“Get a big enough space right away. There are several examples from colleagues in Finland and abroad, where the space have gotten too small already after 4-6 months from opening.”Mikko Aaltonen, Reebok CrossFit 33100

Indeed, what comes to a gym space, it’s not necessarily wise to start small. But overestimate your needs either, as you don’t want to pay the operating costs of a huge space when using just a quarter of it – not too long at least. Like Juha Puonti from Rogue Fitness Europe states, the challenge is to find a space where you can grow, but also move out from when necessary.

Building

In addition to the surface, there are many other things you need to take into account, including neighbors.

“The space should be suitable for CrossFit. It has to withstand the dropping of barbells and heavy weights, throwing wall balls and people leaning on the walls practicing handstands. Also, the noise caused by dropping weights, box jumps and large groups of people can cause conflicts with possible neighbors. The perfect space is a building designed for heavy duty industrial use.“Juha Metsämuuronen, CrossFit Lappeenranta

The space’s ceiling has to be high enough for climbing ropes, and there must be room enough for a rig. On top of that, you need functioning bathrooms and locker rooms. If you have to build them yourself, assure that the remaining floor space is large enough. Building walls, bathrooms, and toilets from scratch is costly and time-consuming – how big is your budget and how much renovating are you willing to do?

Your needs can also grow corresponding the nature of your community. For instance, having a bunch of moms with small children as clients can create a new set of requirements.

Location

Before you start looking for the perfect space, you need to think about location. How you approach this phase depends on your starting point. You probably have chosen a city where to set the gym, but how well do you know it?

Do some research, even find out about the demographics of different areas. Do people in your city prefer cars or public transportation? At least in a bigger city, your gym is better to be close to bus stops, subway or train, but also a parking place with enough space is necessary. The location is one of the crucial factors when people choose their home gym. Know the competition in the area, think about other gyms’ locations.

In general, there are two options.

A central location usually has a higher rent but gives you an advantage with more traffic, better visibility and good connections. In turn, a more remote location usually enables you to have a larger property with a lower rent, letting you with a chance to lower the membership prices, which makes customer acquisition easier, or the possibility of renovating the space according to all your wishes. Naturally, industrial buildings are often are located further away from city centers.

As Rogue’s Juha Puonti points out, finding a space is not easy; on the contrary, it’s slowing down the spread of the sport in many European cities. According to him, the outskirts of cities are still best places to search for a space.

Negotiating

When you have found a few good alternatives, begin negotiations. Find out what are the renting options and calculate utility costs. Those include electricity, water, cleaning and heating/cooling costs. Carefully choose the moving date, as you will want to open as soon as possible from it. Before signing the rent agreement, show it to a lawyer.

How to put feathers in your hair

How to put feathers in your hair

Posted By Noc Bay October 4th, 2011 Last Updated on: August 6th, 2018

This project uses the new popular hair clip as the way to fasten feathers in your hair. Small domesticated bird feathers can be used for the feathers. These are from farm grey goose.

  • 2 feathers that face the same direction
  • 8 Pony size 5/0 beads
  • 8 4mm metal beads
  • 2 Spaghetti beads (Ultra thin bone or horn hair pipe can also be used.)
  • 1 Ten inch length of 20 gage stainless steel wire
  • 1 Hair Clip

Thread the wire through the hole in the closed end of the hair clip to the half way point. Twist the wire about three turns, leaving a loose loop in contact with the hair clip. (Figure 1)

How to put feathers in your hair

Thread the beads on the wire ends according to your pattern. (Figure 2) Working on a towel spread on a table helps keep the beads from falling all over. When you have the beads on bend the wire so they don’t fall off when working with each feather.

How to put feathers in your hair

Trim the quill of each feather right at the base of the feather’s blade. (Figure 3) This is the spot that you plan to have the beads meet the feather.

How to put feathers in your hair

Cut the first wire so you have at least 2 inches of wire past the beads. (Figure 4) Using a pliers, test the length of the wire needed by forcing the wire up the quill until it is snug. (Figure 5) Pull out and measure the length of wire that went into the quill. Using that measurement, cut off the wire so that the distance from the beads to the end will fit into the quill tightly.

How to put feathers in your hair

How to put feathers in your hair

Put a strip of tacky glue on the wire length. (Figure 6) Force the wire into the quill and remove excess glue. (Figure 7)

How to put feathers in your hair

How to put feathers in your hair

Complete the same process with the other feather. Let everything dry. You can then snap open the hair clip and put your new decoration in your hair. (Figure 8)

How to put feathers in your hair

How to put feathers in your hair

A few weeks ago as I was digging through baskets of antique sewing supplies at a flea market, I came across a big bag of vintage feathers. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with them at the time so I put them away and nearly forgot about them. As my thoughts turned to planning my autumn wardrobe, I remembered that bag of feathers and pulled them out. It seems that over the summer I became quite addicted to wearing a flower in my hair. Rarely did I leave the house with one and it even came to be that I felt quite unfinished without one. I think that the feathers will become my must have accessory for autumn.

So far I’ve fashioned one headband and two haircombs using the feathers and some of the vintage buttons I collected in Baltimore. I’m saving some in hopes of finding a vintage hat, maybe a nice velvet one, to decorate.

How to put feathers in your hair

36 comments:

very clever and beautiful!

Did you make this beautiful things? It is wonderful. I love it. I am a brazilian jornalist and live in Brazil. Sometimes I see your blog: is very interesting! I have one to called Fábrica de Moda (www.fabricademoda.blogspot.com) and I invite you to see someday. Sorry by my english! Kisses!

Love it, love it, love it.

August 19, 2008 Anonymous said.

you look amazing in these! great idea!

Have you considered selling them?

they are amazing!

Thanks everyone! I’m really excited about wearing them this fall.

gabsterr: Since these are a random vintage find, I don’t think I have enough supplies to make enough to sell. Hopefully I’ll luck out and run across some more and then I can.

So far feathers in the hair haven’t appealed to me much, until I saw this post. I’m not starting to lean towards liking them.

i really love the first headband pictured.

Oh I was hoping these were for the store (lol). They are super cool, I love that look on you.

wow! nice job.. i love them

Those feathers are amazing, what a score and so perfect for fall hair accessorizing!

i love wearing feathers in my hair. yours look beautiful 🙂

You are always so innovative! When I first heard the idea I thought it would be strange, but it looks very beautiful. Can’t wait to see what you wear with it during autumn.

If you find more feathers, please please please sell some on ebay. Or maybe just make a post about HOW you made them? They are so beautiful and better than anything I’ve seen available at the moment.
XOXO

loving them feathers.

i love these, so creative!

These are soooo amazing! I love ’em to death.i

August 20, 2008 Anonymous said.

wow. original idea with the contact sheet.

August 20, 2008 Anonymous said.

These are made brilliantly, i certainly loving the headband and that peachy haircomb. It’s a first seeing buttons added on and they work so well. Have fun with them!

I love all those!

fabulous darling!
i started to make something similar over the weekend. but it was a flop.
if youre ever inspired to do a tutorial ::wink wink::
or yes, please, make some for sale.

i love these! especially the headband. awesome.

Their wonderful, all the three! The headband is my favorite 🙂

What a clever idea! I so want to give it ago 🙂

August 20, 2008 Anonymous said.

Oh yea, PLEASE do a tutorial on how you made those. I love those hair pieces! I hope I will run across some vintage feathers when I get back to the Netherlands(the area in Germany where I am right now is a vintage – desert!)

The skin toned one is absolutely beautiful. I’d also love to see a tutorial on how you made them!

those are absolutely stunning and gorgeous. amazing job!

Wow, you are so clever! The photography is beautiful too. Can’t wait to see you rocking the feathers.

These pieces are so beautifull! How nicely made by you!

August 21, 2008 Anonymous said.

wow.. all of them are so pretty.. nice work!! it’s very inspiring!!

this is the most amazing collection of feather hair pieces I’ve seen. lovely.

These are impressive — it looks as if you’ve been making them your whole life, just perfect!

it is you who is also on etsy selling these beautiful feather hair bands?

i bought one of these headbands from a girl that makes them, and spent a lot. then i was in “michaels” crafts and hobby store and found them in the feather section. identical, all ya gotta do is attatch a clip or bobby pin to the big water droplet shaped patch of cloth with the feathers glued on it it. its like 3 dollars. go diy! ciao

This was so informative. Thank you! I’m glad I found your blog.

See Instructions for these Kinds of Feather Wrapping

. A little about Native American Featherwork

Native Americans have an infinite number of decorative uses for feathers. Featherwork often incorporates other materials such as leather, thread, and even animal hair. Decorated feathers are often tied to a lock of hair, placed upright on top of a cap, fastened to a headband or worn from the ears. In the 1600s, some New England Native men wound their long hair up around feathers “worn broad-wise, like a fan” (Mourt in Heath 1986). Both turkey and eagle feathers were attached to hair of New England Native Americans. Single feathers are embellished and then combined to make beautiful head, neck and clothing ornaments as well as fans and dance bustles. Feathers and bird skins are even used to make clothing. Very prominent and easily seen, feathers communicate particular messages to the onlooker. Certain kinds or ways of cutting feathers, or particular numbers of feathers may indicate a person’s tribe, clan, or status. Many feathers have important ceremonial and religious importance. Decorated feathers from particular birds are sometimes attached to sacred tobacco pipes or used in altar displays during ceremonies. Decorated feathers may be used as ‘smudge’ feathers, used to direct the purifying smoke of burning cedar, sage, tobacco and/or sweetgrass.

Animal hair from the deer, moose and other creatures are also used in Native American featherwork. Animal hairs are intricately tied, braided, and woven into decorations for the head and neck. In the 1600’s, Europeans describe Native American men wearing such ornaments made of red dyed animal hair . . . “made in the fashion of a cock’s comb died red, crossing their heads like a half moon” (Gookin 1970). This hair is described as beautiful, some long, coarse and stiff [porcupine guard hair or moose hair], and some shorter and very fine [deer] (van der Donck 1968). Europeans likened these woven hair bands or roaches to the paintings of halos worn by Catholic saints (van der Donck 1968). Contact period headbands of birchbark or leather also incorporated feathers and animal hair. Tufts of dyed deer or other hair were also wrapped into feathers or inserted into metal tinkling cones for neck or clothing decorations.

Of all birds of prey, Native Americans give eagles the greatest honor. There are many species of eagles recognized by Native Americans, including some types of vultures, considered to be the fourth eagle by some Native Nations. Other birds of prey, including the many types of hawks, also carry important meanings. For example, some Native Americans associate owl feathers with death or prophesy, but to other Natives, if an owl feather is combined with a hawk feather, it represents life.

Early historic records of Northeastern North America mention a little black bird resembling a hawk that was instilled with great courage despite its small size. ‘They are so strangely courageous and hardy, that nothing flyeth in the Air that they will not bind with’ (citing Josselyn in Lindholdt 1988). In the 1600’s New England travelers reported seeing this little black hawk worn upon the heads of Native Americans. The little bird had the same Narragansett name as the word for their political leader, ‘Sachim’, because of the bird’s ‘princelike’ courage over greater birds . This hawk was valued at an amount sufficient to ransom a ‘Sagamour’, a Native American leader (Wood 1865).

Although birds of prey are revered by Native Americans, game and song birds are also appreciated for their own particular qualities. Game birds, like the turkey, goose and duck, are very prevalent in Native American featherwork. In the Northeast, in addition to arrow fletching, upright turkey-tail headdress, single wing- and tail feather decorations, ceremonial fans and other items, turkey feathers are also woven together into capes. Noted in the 1600’s, Native Americans of the Northeast sometimes wore a covering made of turkey feathers during the winter months. Records describe these mantles, capes, or coats “knit together very oddly, with small strings” (de Rasieres 1967). Perhaps plaited together, the turkey feathers overlapped like that the back of the bird. Woven by women for their children, “they make likewise some Coates of the Feathers of Turkies, which they weave together with twine of their owne makinge, very prittily: these garments they weare like mantles knit over their shoulders, and put under their arme” (Morton 1964).

Song bird and other exotic bird feathers are prized by Native American for certain characteristics. The feathers of blue jays, cardinals, and some other brightly colored birds are used for their medicine by spiritual leaders. Medicinal teas are made by steeping or boiling particular feathers in water. In the 1600’s, a humming bird was worn as an ear pendant by a Northeastern Native American leader (Wood 1865). Native Americans in the Northeast also accepted peacock feathers and ostrich plumes in trade, and wore them in traditional Native styles.

Native Americans in New England left no part to waste when an animal was killed. What could not be consumed of an animal, bird or other beast was utilized as a means to embellish items produced by Native Americans in southern New England. The feathers of birds and hair of animals was no exception in the vast array of materials used in their material culture. Birds are well documented as decorative elements in the arts of Native Americans of southern New England. It is no surprise that the feathers of birds and entire small birds were highly esteemed for adornment and symbols of status.

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How to put feathers in your hair

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How to put feathers in your hair

I’m going to teach you how to put feather extensions in your own hair. It’s so easy and so much less expensive than getting it done in a salon. All you need is a piece of string, silicone-lined crimp beads, some feathers and a pair of flat-nosed pliers.

How to put feathers in your hair

It’s also helpful if you have a comb and some hair clips to keep your hair out the way. I took some pictures while I put a few feathers in my own hair to share with you. Here we go!

How to put feathers in your hair

Take your string and fold it in half. Thread your crimp bead onto the string and set aside. You should have a large loop at one end.

How to put feathers in your hair

Decide where you want your feather and pin back your top layer of hair. You don’t want to put the extension right on the surface of your head because then you would see the crimp. Next separate a small section of hair to anchor your feather to.

How to put feathers in your hair

Now thread your hair through the loop in your string. Slide the crimp down the string and pull your hair through the bead. Position the bead near (but not right at the root) your scalp then slip the end of the feather into the crimp. Flatten the bead with your pliers.

How to put feathers in your hair

The bead and feather should be securely attached to your hair. You can wash them, dry them and heat-styling your hair should not damage them at all. (I’ve tested them out and they are color fast. I haven’t had any problems with the colors bleeding or fading.)

How to put feathers in your hair

Feel free to add more than one (I have FOUR!) The feathers can stay in your hair about 4 weeks, until the hair grows out too much. To remove, you simply crimp the bead in the opposite direction. Because the crimp beads are silicon-lined they shouldn’t damage your hair.

How to put feathers in your hair

Then, style your hair normally! I like to hide mine so just a little color peeks out. You can’t see them all the time. It’s so easy to do that you can change them up as often as you like. I think this would be a fun activity for a girls birthday party, just buy a pack of the crimps and some feathers and you have enough for whole group of girls! I even put one in for my daughter. We even have synthetic hair extensions in several different colors if you are feeling really adventurous.

How to put feathers in your hair

1. Full Metal Waist Belts
Great until you have to sit down and the edges start cutting into your hipbones. And then, of course, there is the whole shape issue — one little bend and it is completely ruined. The slinky of fashion, if you will.

How to put feathers in your hair

2. Primary-Colored Jeans
A lot of people bought them, but how many people did you ever actually see wearing them? Like, more than once? Admit it, they sit in your closet and taunt you. You can’t bring yourself to throw them away, but you will never, ever wear them again.

How to put feathers in your hair

3. Sneaker Wedges
So cool, until your mom bought a pair too.

How to put feathers in your hair

4. Google Glasses
It’s a Bluetooth glued to a pair of drugstore reading glasses. Can’t we all just agree to stop trying to make fashion tech happen? It’s not happening.

How to put feathers in your hair

5. Harem Pants
A saggy crotch and hip pleats. How was this ever a thing?

How to put feathers in your hair

6. Liquid Leggings
Tight, shiny, and cheap — a trash trifecta!

How to put feathers in your hair

7. American Apparel T-Shirts
It’s hard to justify spending $35 on a V-neck T-shirt when you are squabbling with your friends over who had more wine than whom at dinner. “I only had a sip. Why should I have to pay $7 for that? Becky had three glasses!” (That drunk mooch! Where is Becky, anyway? How does she always manage to disappear right before the bill comes? Is that her $20 on the table? That barely covers her entree! Aaaaaaaah!)

How to put feathers in your hair

8. Patterned Tights
Then you caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and realized you were just three Hacky Sacks and a B.A. in English lit away from being a Renaissance fair juggler.

How to put feathers in your hair

9. Designer Parody T-Shirts
That thing where you hear a joke once and it’s totally funny, and then you hear it three more times and you just want to stab the person who came up with it in the first place. That x1000. On a T-shirt.

How to put feathers in your hair

10. Ombré Hair
You know, that trend where you paid your colorist extra not to dye your roots.

How to put feathers in your hair

11. Feather Earrings
Dayglow meets boho. How did this trend not go the distance?

How to put feathers in your hair

12. Feather Hair Extensions
Chic until you realized that the feathers in question were being plucked from a dead rooster’s butt.

How to put feathers in your hair

13. Suspenders
The menswear trend that even dudes shunned long ago.

How to put feathers in your hair

14. Mullet Skirts
The name alone should have been enough to deter people from the very beginning.

How to put feathers in your hair

15. High-Heeled Timbs
If you ever find yourself feeling nostalgic for these, just make your way to the size 13 wall at your local DSW.

How to put feathers in your hair

16. Peplum Tops
That thing where everyone started wearing toddler dresses as tops.

How to put feathers in your hair

17. Kale Sweatshirts
Even on Beyoncé, it’s still just salad.

How to put feathers in your hair

18. Belly Button Charms
Because belly button rings weren’t bad enough already.

How to put feathers in your hair

19. Tiny Foot Tattoos
These were huge, until people realized they made even the chicest, most expensive pair of heels look cheaper than a pack of Costco tube socks.

How to put feathers in your hair

20. Gold Buckle Ballet Flats
I guess it doesn’t really matter how much something costs when your parents pay your credit card bill.

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How to put feathers in your hair

Feather Hair Extensions! They are all the rage this season! For the past two weeks my daughter was having a fit for some of these colorful ways to jazz up your hair. So last Saturday we headed out to our local salon…but me being a cosmetologist in the hair replacement business for many years and wearing extensions myself, I watched with an eagle eye to figure this whole thing out.

With a little research, on where to get the supplies and getting a feel for how they work…(wow is it simple) I am going to teach you how it is done. Salons are making a killing on this and there really is nothing to it! Here’s how it is done!

DIY Feather Extensions

Supplies:

  • Silicone Beads for Extensions and Hook Kit
  • For the feathers: I went to Hobby Lobby and they had a huge variety of different types of feathers (I bought Fancy Feathers Brand in Goose Stiff Biots, Chinchilla Saddle Hackle, Furnace Saddle Hackle and some colorful dyed Saddle Hackle).

Instructions:

How to put feathers in your hair

Now for the fun part! Figure out where you are going to place your feather. Do not get too close to the ear though, so you can’t put your hair behind it. Most little girls are wearing them close to the front of the hair and more colorful feathers. Most women are wearing them under the hair on the sides, very subtly in white, brown, black, red & stripes, so when the hair moves they show.

To place the bead, pick a section of hair, clip the other hair away from the area you are working on, at the base of the hair at the scalp grab a section of hair the size of a small pea.

How to put feathers in your hair

Take your bead and slide it on the end of your needle. Take the hair section and wrap it around the end of the needle and catch in small hook on end, hold tight, slide the bead up, again hold hair section tight and pull the hair through the bead. Not all the hair will go through because the of the silicone inside the bead. That is ok, just make sure you do have a good amount of hair in the bead or the weight of the extension will pull the hair out and can cause permanent hair loss.

How to put feathers in your hair

So the feathers need to be anchored in tight with a good amount of hair. This technique may take a little practice. If you think this is too much for you, go and buy the extension hook (tiny latch hook) and try it. It has a broader wider hook to catch the hair and hang onto it.

How to put feathers in your hair

Once you have the hair through the bead just slip the hard end root of the feather under the bead next to or on top of the hair. Position the bead on the hair shaft, close to the scalp…for kids about 1/2 to 1 inch from the scalp, for adults about 1/4in or more from the scalp, getting too close to the scalp can cause pain when sleeping. Also if your hair is fine put the feather in a thicker area, not too close to the hairline. This can also cause breakage.

How to put feathers in your hair

Next take a pair of needle nose pliers and crush the bead flat so it will lay flat against the head, squeeze as tight as you can. And that’s it!!

Now to remove: DO NOT PULL THE BEAD OUT OF YOUR HAIR!! You will lose hair or have really bad breakage! Just take the pliers and clamp the bead and squeeze the two ends that are flat so they open and slide the bead out of the hair. So easy and cute and you can put them in and out by yourself! They can last up to 3 months. You can even curl, straighten and blow dry them! Soo cool and easy!

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How to groom a longhair dachshund

Introduction

Dog’s Perspective

Caution & Considerations

Your Dachshund’s long spine is very delicate. Always support their spine when holding and maneuvering this breed. Keeping a Dachshund’s nails short is crucial since overgrowth can cause them to develop an unusual posture, which can put extra strain on their long, fragile spine.

Typically this breed doesn’t need more than 2 or 3 baths a month since they have very little body odor (thank goodness). Bathing too often can strip the coat of its natural oils and dry the skin underneath. Brush your long-haired Dachshund every day to distribute the oils in their fur, decrease shedding, and prevent mats.

A grooming table makes grooming short-statured dogs like Doxies easier and lessens the strain on the groomers back. Although somewhat pricey, a good grooming table will last a lifetime.

Selecting the correct brushes is crucial when dealing with a fine-haired dog like the long-haired Doxie. You may need a few different types, but the main two are a good slicker brush and a pin bristle brush. Using the wrong brushes can be painful and damage the hair.

Conclusion

Grooming a stressed dog is nerve-wracking for everyone. Creating positive associations with the grooming experience will result in a calmer and more cooperative dog and make your job easier. Tasty treats, lots of pets, and some patience will help your dog learn to enjoy their spa days.

Introduction

Everyone always loves a long-haired dachshund. They are very much lovely and bold. Besides, they can also be obstinate, but once you are well acquainted with it, they will always be beside you, and they will be your best friend. As a responsible dog owner, you must be well aware of all the long-haired dachshund aspects.

For all the breeds of a dog, having a well-groomed outlook is always required. And the grooming techniques are different, and it depends on the category of the dog. For this reason, you need to know all the procedures that will help you keep your dog in proper shape. Specifically, for a long-haired dachshund, you need to know some stipulated grooming techniques.

How to groom a longhair dachshund

During the summer season, the long-haired dachshund requires a haircut because their body’s dense hair creates a burden on them. This can eventually make them sick. So today, we are going to discuss a well-refined grooming technique for a long-haired dachshund. A chronological description of this process will help you keep your dog in healthy shape. The process is discussed below with an appropriate explanation.

Procedure

Step One: The first step of every procedure is to gather all the necessary materials required to complete the task. For grooming your dog, you need some hair clips. This will keep the hair in a stable state while grooming. Then you will need a toothed comb and hairbrush. These are much needed for arranging the hair. Next, you will need some towels and a drop cloth. This drop cloth will gather all the shed hair that falls while brushing the hair. You will also need a pair of scissors, which are specifically manufactured for dog hair. And you will need a pet-friendly shampoo for washing.

Step Two: Now you have to place the dog on the countertop for the grooming table you want to groom. You must remove all the collars from your dog and then lay a piece of towel beneath the legs. This will allow you to clean the table quickly. Next, you have to use the clips that you have already gathered. These clips will help you spate the long hairs, and you can soon get a good look while grooming them. This will also help you brush each section correctly, and you can also get a good view of rashes and mats on the skin of your dog.

Step Three: Now you have to start brushing the hair. There are specific rules which will help you brush the hair properly. It will help if you begin brushing from your dog’s head and gently move towards the tail. And you have to brush on the direction in which the hair grows. It would help if you never brushed in the opposite direction. This is highly threatening for the skin of your dog. Then you have to brush the legs in the same manner, along the path of hair growth. For brushing the dog’s tail, you need to be very careful because hair along the bottom remains highly tangled.

Step Four: Now you have to start trimming the hair. You shave, to begin with, the inner ear because it is the abode for bacteria. You need to use small clips and gently cut the hair. For the inner ear, you must cut them whenever they get bushy. Next, you have to go for the stomach of the dog. Trimming down the belly is also easy. You can use small clippers and brushes while cutting. Having a trimmed body will not accumulate debris, which is highly beneficial for your dog’s health. In this manner, you can trim the abdominal portion and the head region of your canine.

Step Five: Now you have to start cleaning your dog. For this, you have to start with the nose and ear of the dog. You have to use soft cotton pads for this process, and you should be thoroughgoing with these parts. Then you have to clean the body and brush it to let all the hair fall. Then you have to check the teeth of your dog. You can use a brush to prevent it. This will help you assess all the irritated gums and broken teeth. After this, you have to provide a mild bath to your dog, and you have to use warm water mixed with pet-friendly shampoo for this.

Final Thoughts

From the above discussion, we can have a clear idea of grooming long hair dachshund. We hope that the steps we have exhibited here have been beneficial for our readers. You can keep your dog in good health following these steps. Thank you for your time. Have a nice day!

You may read also our other article – Long Haired Dachshund Summer Cut

If you’re new to looking after dogs, understanding how you should be caring for their coat to keep them healthy and looking their best can be a challenge. If you’ve got a pup that is longhaired, such as the long haired dachshund, it can be confusing to know where to even begin. Keeping coats shiny and healthy looking means brushing, bathing, and grooming are all about to become part of your routine. Fortunately, we’ve got the only step-by-step guide you need.

Originating from Germany in the 16th century through crossbreeding, it’s not hard to see why the long haired dachshund has become a popular breed. Gentle, intelligent, and lively means it’s become a family favourite pet around the world. It’s long, slightly wavy hair, which should be soft to the touch, means it’s beauty matches its temperament. With visible fringes forming on its coat, it’s a cute pooch that when groomed properly will look stunning.

Typically, this small dog breed stands at around 12 to 14 inches tall and their medium length coats come in a variety of colours, from cream to black. While long haired dachshunds can shed a lot, brushing can help control it and as grooming goes they’re a relatively low maintenance breed – perfect for dog lovers that are just getting used to the grooming routine.

When and how often should you groom a long haired dachshund?

If you’ve just adopted a long haired dachshund, you should start getting them into the routine of grooming right away. If you start from when they’re still a puppy, they’ll quickly get used to sitting still while you bathe, trim, and brush them. Many dogs don’t like having their paws touched initially and some can be weary of grooming until they’ve come to trust you. By building it into your routine straight away, it’ll be a comfortable experience that they expect.

If you’ve adopted an older long haired dachshund that doesn’t like being groomed, start slowly and take small grooming steps every day until they become at ease with the process.

As a long-haired breed, your dog’s fur is likely to become tangled and matted throughout the day. It’s advisable to give them a quick brush at least once daily, it’ll help to minimise shedding getting on your furniture too. Long haired dachshunds don’t need to be bathed very often, once every three months or so, or more if they get dirty, should be more than enough.

How to care for the coat of long haired dachshunds

Looking after the coat of a long haired dachshund can be split into three tasks – brushing, bathing and trimming. All three jobs are simple processes that you can do DIY at home. Once you’ve gotten used to grooming, you’ll find they’re quick too.

  • Brushing
  • Bathing
  • Trimming

Long haired dachshund costs need frequent brushing; wherever possible you should try to give their fur a quick brush at least once a day to prevent matting.

To get started with brushing, place your pup in a comfortable spot where you can easily reach them or on your grooming table if you have one. As this breed can shed a lot, you might want to put down a sheet too, catching any hair that falls. You’ll also want to remove any accessories they’re wearing, such as their collar.

To ensure that the pup’s top and undercoat or both tangle free, using sectioning clips can help you. Simply clip up sections of the fur, allowing you to effectively brush each area thoroughly to remove mats that may be building up. Start by combing each section first, which will untangle knots and make the process gentler for your dog.

Every section of your long-haired dachshund should be brushed, from their ears right down to their legs, moving in the same direction as the hair grows naturally.

Dachshund coats don’t need to be bathed frequently but it’s still an important part of the grooming routine. Around every three to four months fill up you tub with warm water, taking care to ensure that it isn’t hot, to just under the belly of your dog – placing a non-slip mat in the tub can help here too. Make sure you use shampoo and conditioner that has been formulated for dogs and ideally it should be fragrance free, ensuring unnecessary chemicals that could cause irritation are limited.

Once your pup is wet, you should gently massage the shampoo into their body, avoiding the face before rinsing off and repeating with conditioner if using. Use a soft washcloth to gently wipe their face and ears with a small amount of shampoo. They’re then ready to get out and dry off.

Long haired dachshunds have fur that should be trimmed frequently, particularly where it grows in fringes, such as around their feet and ears. Trimming can help reduce the number of tangles that your dog’s fur is accumulating, reducing the amount of time you need to spend on brushing. All you need for this are some simple grooming scissors and a bit of patience at first. If you’re worried, go slowly and trim small amounts at a time.

Don’t forget that it’s not just the coat of your long haired dachshund that needs looking after during the grooming process. Their nails, paws, eyes, teeth, and ears should be regularly checked and groomed too, keeping them in great health and ensuring you pup is happy.

4 grooming tips for your long haired dachshund

Grooming doesn’t have to be complicated and with these four tips that are perfect for the long-haired dachshund breed helping you on along the way you’ll be an expert in no time.

  • Persevere with grooming and start early – Some dogs simply don’t like to be groomed or brushed but it’s an important step for longhaired dachshunds as their fur can mat. Even if they struggle, it’s important to gently persist to get them used to it. The younger you start the process, the quicker they’ll relax whenever you get the brush out or decide it’s time for a bath.
  • Brush in the direction hair grows – Make brushing as comfortable as possible for your long haired dachshund by watching the direction you’re brushing in. Start at the head and work your way down to the tail, going in one direction, to untangle both the top and under coat.
  • Pick out the right brush – Not all brushes are right for every coat. For your long haired dachshund, it’s often best to use a slicker brush to gently remove tangles and mats and then finish with a bristle brush to get a smooth, shiny finish. If you like the fluffy look, a gentle pin brush can be used to tease the hair against its natural direction.
  • Invest in a dog grooming table – Long haired dachshunds require regular grooming so it might be worth investing in a table designed to help you. There are lots of small portable dog grooming tables on the market that’ll make the whole task easier. They’ll come with a restraint to help keep your pup still while you get to work. Some small grooming tables also rotate, so neither of you need to move to reach the other side.

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How To Groom Long Haired Dachshund? For your long haired dachshund, it’s often best to use a slicker brush to gently remove tangles and mats and then finish with a bristle brush to get a smooth, shiny finish. If you like the fluffy look, a gentle pin brush can be used to tease the hair against its natural direction.

Keeping coats shiny and healthy looking means brushing, bathing, and grooming are all about to become part of your routine. While long haired dachshunds can shed a lot, brushing can help control it and as grooming goes they’re a relatively low maintenance breed – perfect for dog lovers that are just getting used to the grooming routine. If you’ve adopted an older long haired dachshund that doesn’t like being groomed, start slowly and take small grooming steps every day until they become at ease with the process. Dachshund coats don’t need to be bathed frequently but it’s still an important part of the grooming routine. Grooming doesn’t have to be complicated and with these four tips that are perfect for the long-haired dachshund breed helping you on along the way you’ll be an expert in no time. Persevere with grooming and start early – Some dogs simply don’t like to be groomed or brushed but it’s an important step for longhaired dachshunds as their fur can mat. Invest in a dog grooming table – Long haired dachshunds require regular grooming so it might be worth investing in a table designed to help you.

Can you cut a long haired dachshunds hair? Long haired dachshunds have fur that should be trimmed frequently, particularly where it grows in fringes, such as around their feet and ears. Trimming can help reduce the number of tangles that your dog’s fur is accumulating, reducing the amount of time you need to spend on brushing.

Are long haired dachshunds calmer? Longhaired Dachshunds tend to be the quietest and sweetest-natured (probably stemming from their spaniel heritage). Smooth Dachshunds are most apt to attach themselves to one person and are often more aloof with strangers.

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How To Groom Long Haired Dachshund – Related Questions

Are dachshunds high maintenance?

Are dachshunds low maintenance?

The smooth-coat dachshund requires little coat care other than an occasional rubdown or brushing. For the long-coat variety, daily brushing and combing is advised; the wire-coat dachshund requires stripping at least twice a year. The breed is considered an average shedder.

How do you groom a dachshund?

To groom your dachshund, you’ll need to brush his fur, trim his coat and bathe him. Check his ears, eyes and paws regularly to make sure they’re clean, and check for fleas and ticks. Brush his teeth with doggy toothpaste once a week and get his nails clipped regularly.

How do you cut a long haired dachshund?

Trimming. One plus side to owning the long-haired dachshund is that this breed requires minimal trimming. The coat grows in a natural pattern that provides the proper haircut. Simply comb the hair straight down and trim the ends around his sides and on his chest with a pair of scissors.

Are long haired dachshunds calmer than short?

The Long Haired Dachshund breed is a lively, bold, courageous dog. He can have an obstinate, independent streak but the Long Haired is often said to be calmer and more obedient than the other two coat varieties (Smooth and Wire). The Long Haired Dachshund loves people and makes a rewarding, affectionate companion.

Can I cut my dog’s hair with regular clippers?

The truth is that you do need special clippers for your dog’s fur. Dog clippers are specially designed to be lighter and avoid the harshness of human clippers that can leave a dog’s skin with cuts and irritation. It is also important that the clippers have a lighter motor so that the noise is quieter for your dog.

How do you stop a dachshund from barking?

How can I groom my dog without getting bitten?

Use a leash and head halter to direct your dog’s head away from your while working, ideally a grooming table with a neck restraint should be used. Use long handled grooming tools to avoid being bitten. A long handled brush or comb, especially around the face, will keep your hands away from your dog’s mouth.

Are long haired dachshunds high maintenance?

Caring for a Long Haired Dachshund. Having long hair, their grooming routine can be higher maintenance than other Dachshunds. They also do not need too much exercise, but they are prone to gaining weight so don’t think that their daily walks are not important because they definitely are!11 Oct 2019

Do long haired Dachshunds make good pets?

As family dogs, dachshunds are loyal companions and good watchdogs. They are good with children if treated well. They can be slightly difficult to train. For instance, the long-coat dachshund is reportedly calmer than the smooth-coat variety, and the wire-coat dachshund is more outgoing and clown-like.

Do long haired dachshunds bark a lot?

Dachshunds love to bark, bark, and bark some more. Dachshunds were bred to be hunting dogs, and like all hunting dogs, they tend to bark. Their bark can be loud, especially considering their small size. Many Dachshunds are sensitive to changes in their environments, which increases the likelihood of excessive barking.13 June 2020

How do you groom a long haired dog with clippers?

Are long haired dachshunds friendly?

Of the three coat varieties, the long haired Dachshunds tend to be the friendliest due to the breeding in of Irish setter and spaniel into their lines. This breed is intelligent but not particularly easy to train since it has a curious nature and a mind of its own. Dachshunds can live happily in a flat or house.

How do you shave a dog with human Clippers?

Select the length of the clippers that you need, based on the thickness of your dog’s fur and how much you want to take off. Brush your dog’s fur before you start, so there are no tangles to contend with. Slowly, carefully and methodically, push the clippers against your dog’s fur coat.27 Sept 2018

How can I groom my dog myself?

What is the best way to groom a long haired dachshund?

For your long haired dachshund, it’s often best to use a slicker brush to gently remove tangles and mats and then finish with a bristle brush to get a smooth, shiny finish. If you like the fluffy look, a gentle pin brush can be used to tease the hair against its natural direction.

Can you trim long haired dachshunds?

Long haired dachshunds have fur that should be trimmed frequently, particularly where it grows in fringes, such as around their feet and ears. Don’t forget that it’s not just the coat of your long haired dachshund that needs looking after during the grooming process.

Longhair dachshunds are gorgeous animals. Their short bodies and long hair make an exciting combination that is unmatched in the canine world.

However, this same hair and body can be a large pain and a time consuming mess. Know where to focus your attention to make it easier to groom your longhair dachshund.

Things You’ll Need

  • Pin brush
  • Nail clippers
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Grooming Long-Haired Dachshunds

How to groom a longhair dachshund

Brush the dog’s hair with a pin brush. Groom the ears, body and stomach by gently working out any knots in the hair and smoothing every inch of the fur with this gentle brush.

Flip up the dog’s ears and pluck any hair from the ears. Hair in a dachshund’s ears can lead to infections. Have a bright light shining from above so you can see where to apply the tweezers.

Get a toothbrush and special dog toothpaste from your vet or a pet store. Brush your longhair dachshund’s teeth much like you would brush your own. Wash out the dog’s mouth with clean water after you finish. This will promote healthy teeth and gums.

Trim the dog’s nails. Hold each paw in your hand so the nails extend and trim them back to the quick (the white part of the nail). Cutting further back may cause your dog’s foot to start bleeding.

Give your dog a bath. Some people choose to use the family tub, however some people have better luck in the shower. Know how your dog reacts to water and pick the best option.

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How To Groom A Long Haired Mini Dachshund?

While thinning, periodically stop to brush the area you’re working on to ensure the hair is around the same length. Gently hold your dog’s muzzle then use the stone in a brushing motion along the neck and the top of the head. Next, you’ll take your thinning shears and start trimming and blending the hair from the neck to the shoulder and into the chest. Only make one snip per area, then brush in the direction the hair grows to see if you need to take more off. Using your stripping knife, pull your pooch’s skin taut and move the knife in short raking motions, moving with the natural direction of the hair. The purpose of the stripping knife is to thin the undercoat, not to strip the hair entirely. Using your dominant hand, pull the hair up between the toes, then snip the excess with your straight scissors. Clip the hair around the edges of your dog’s foot using care not to accidentally cut their nails.

How short can you trim a long haired dachshund? Cut in short sections no longer than 4 to 5 inches at a time; this will ensure the coat looks natural and blends evenly. Use this same technique on all four legs.

What kind of brush do you use on a dachshund? slicker brush

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How To Groom A Long Haired Mini Dachshund – Related Questions

Can you trim long-haired dachshunds?

Long haired dachshunds have fur that should be trimmed frequently, particularly where it grows in fringes, such as around their feet and ears. Don’t forget that it’s not just the coat of your long haired dachshund that needs looking after during the grooming process.

Can you groom a long haired dachshund?

For your long haired dachshund, it’s often best to use a slicker brush to gently remove tangles and mats and then finish with a bristle brush to get a smooth, shiny finish. Invest in a dog grooming table – Long haired dachshunds require regular grooming so it might be worth investing in a table designed to help you.

Should you brush a dachshund?

– Long-haired dachshund grooming: Long-haired dachshunds require daily brushing to ensure you are on top of tangles and knots. Brushing your long-haired dachshund will remove excess dirt that remains in your dog’s coat and will also keep that lovely wavy style looking tidy.

How often should you bathe your dachshund?

every three months

How do you trim a long haired miniature dachshund?

Do dachshunds need grooming?

The short and sweet answer is yes, dachshunds do need to be groomed! Dachshunds are bred with three different coat variations, smooth, long and wire-haired. These three different coats need slightly different treatment but all require some form of grooming attention.

What is the best brush for a dachshund?

For your long haired dachshund, it’s often best to use a slicker brush to gently remove tangles and mats and then finish with a bristle brush to get a smooth, shiny finish. If you like the fluffy look, a gentle pin brush can be used to tease the hair against its natural direction.

Do dachshunds need haircuts?

The short and sweet answer is yes, dachshunds do need to be groomed! Dachshunds are bred with three different coat variations, smooth, long and wire-haired. These three different coats need slightly different treatment but all require some form of grooming attention.

Do you have to groom short haired dachshund?

Do dachshunds need to be groomed? The short and sweet answer is yes, dachshunds do need to be groomed! Dachshunds are bred with three different coat variations, smooth, long and wire-haired. These three different coats need slightly different treatment but all require some form of grooming attention.

How often should a Dachshund be bathed?

Do short haired dachshunds need haircuts?

Do dachshunds need to be groomed? The short and sweet answer is yes, dachshunds do need to be groomed! Dachshunds are bred with three different coat variations, smooth, long and wire-haired.

How do you groom a long haired miniature dachshund?

How often should I bathe my miniature dachshund?

How do you cut a long haired dachshund?

Trimming. One plus side to owning the long-haired dachshund is that this breed requires minimal trimming. The coat grows in a natural pattern that provides the proper haircut. Simply comb the hair straight down and trim the ends around his sides and on his chest with a pair of scissors.

How often should you get a dachshund groomed?

Do long haired dachshunds need haircuts?

Long haired Dachshunds require regular grooming and trimming to keep them looking and feeling their best. This is something you can do at home with the right tools, or get done at a professional grooming parlor, if you prefer. Dachsies need daily brushing.

The Traditional Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Haircut

The dachshund breed has three main coat types: long-haired, wire-haired and smooth-coat. The long-haired dachshund is the most high-maintenance of the three; he needs daily grooming. Luckily, trimming requirements for each, even the long-haired, are minimal. How much hair you take off is based on personal preference, as with any long-haired breed.

Brushing

The long-haired dachshund has a fine outer coat and a short, fluffy undercoat that require daily brushing. Start brushing him at the nape of his neck with a pin brush with no balls on the ends. Continue down his back and along his sides. Pay close attention to the long, fine hair that grows on the dachshund’s legs and sides. Debris tends to accumulate in this area since it is closest to the ground.

Bathing

Since the long-haired dachshund tends to roll in anything stinky, picking up debris in his long hair, a good bath about once a month helps keep him smelling fresh. Pick a natural shampoo that will not strip his coat, like an aloe or oatmeal shampoo. Wet his entire coat and add a line of shampoo down his back. Massage, don’t rub, the shampoo into the outer coat and undercoat. Rinse your dog with warm water until it runs clear. Add a spray-on conditioner to his coat and blow-dry it with the dryer on the lowest setting. Brush his coat in small sections with your pin brush while drying him until both coats are completely dried.

Trimming

One plus side to owning the long-haired dachshund is that this breed requires minimal trimming. The coat grows in a natural pattern that provides the proper haircut. Simply comb the hair straight down and trim the ends around his sides and on his chest with a pair of scissors. Hold the scissors at a downward angle and remove about a half-inch from the long hair on the legs and around each foot. Turn each foot over and trim the long hair between his paws. Have a professional groomer trim the hair around his genitals and his ears. Also, get the groomer to clip his toenails, and ask for toenail-trim training, if you want: Since the long-haired dachshund’s nails grow quickly, you may have to take him every other week to have them trimmed.

Use hair clips and section off the long hair when brushing to help reach the undercoat. Run a comb over your four-legged friend’s coat after brushing it to check for any remaining mats and stimulate blood flow. Place cotton balls in your dachshund’s ears before bathing him to keep water out, since the long-haired dachshund is prone to ear infections. Only wash your dachshund once or twice a month. Washing too often removes the natural oils on the dachshund’s skin and may cause it to dry out.

Owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibility and taking care of a dog demands a lot of patience, especially if he belongs to one of the larger and long hair breeds. If you are the owner of a long haired dachshund, then this article will give you tips on grooming your pet.

Owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibility and taking care of a dog demands a lot of patience, especially if he belongs to one of the larger and long hair breeds. If you are the owner of a long haired dachshund, then this article will give you tips on grooming your pet…

Dachshund means ‘Badger Dog’ in German, since they were originally bred for hunting badgers. Since they are German, their popularity took a nose dive after the first world war, but soon after they rose again on the popularity charts and have been one of the top 10 popular breeds since then. Although they are no longer bred to hunt badgers, the breed is still very popular with people due to the feisty spirit of these dogs. What they lack in size, they make up for with their personalities. They are very playful, independent to the point of being stubborn, and form extremely close bonds with their masters. They have a distinctive habit of piking up strong odors and then rolling about in their source! This can be a nightmare if you have a long haired breed.

Dachshunds are basically of 6 types and they come in two sizes – miniature dachshunds and standard dachshunds. They can also be classified on the basis of their coats. Dachshund coats can be broadly divided into 3 categories:

  • Long Haired Dachshunds
  • Wired Haired Dachshunds
  • Smooth Haired Dachshunds

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Of these, the last category requires the least grooming. Here, I’m going to give you tips on how to groom the first two categories. That should make it easier for you to care for your dachshund.

Grooming Long Haired Dachshunds

While long haired dachshund grooming can prove to be arduous, it is a necessity and can be done following a few basic steps. These include:

Bathing

Bathing long haired dachshunds can prove to be quite the task. Ideally, bathing your dachshund should be done twice a week in summers and on a weekly basis in winter. Since they have long fur, it doesn’t dry quickly on its own, so it is necessary to blow dry your dachshund after bathing him/her. While blow drying, hold the drier away from the roots of the hair. Blow from a few inches away from their bodies, else the heat will make their hair weak leading to an increase in shedding.

Another important point is that, if you are bathing your dachshund frequently, use a detergent free soap. If it is fragrance free, then better still. Make sure you wash off all the soap/shampoo thoroughly. Frequent bathing should be avoided since it causes dry skin and hair. Soaps, shampoos and conditioners should be used on the recommendation of the vet. There is such a wide range of products to choose from, that it leaves us confused as to which to use. Avoid fragrant products since they contain added chemicals which may cause allergies to your pet.

Brushing

Brushing a long haired breed is almost an art! First up, you have to tackle the variety of brushes available out there. Here is a quick overview of the most common types of brushes available and their uses.

  • Pin Brush: A pin brush is mainly used for de-matting. It doesn’t help in removing dead hair, so it usually has to be used in combination with another brush.
  • Slicker Brush: Slicker brushes are a good option, since they take care of de-matting as well as removal of dead hair from the coat. They can be soft toothed or firm toothed.
  • Bristle Brush: Bristle brushes are used to remove all the dirt, twigs, and other unnecessary stuff which can get stuck in long hair when the dachshund rolls around on the ground. This brush is to be lightly used as these things come off with a light hand.
  • Undercoat Rake: This brush is a great option for dense haired dachshunds, since it has long teeth which help to remove tangles and undercoat from the roots.

You can choose from any of the above brushes depending on the length and thickness of your dachshund’s coat. Start brushing from the head and proceed towards the legs and tail. The right technique is to brush in the direction of hair growth and not in the opposite direction. The best way to go about brushing is to start by brushing the coat and then comb it. While brushing you can use large toothed brushes to remove the matt from the coat. Then comb with a fine toothed brush to remove the dead hair and make the coat sleek and shiny. Avoid brushing wet hair immediately after a bath. Dachshunds require brushing daily or once every two days.

Shedding/ Untangling

Shedding is a major problem but it can be managed with regular combing. Helping your dachshund shed is a solution. Use the undercoat rake early on in the day, and you can make sure that he/she sheds less inside the house throughout the day. Take your dachshund out of the house in the garden/patio or even the balcony, and comb thoroughly but gently with the undercoat rake to remove all the dead and loose hair, which usually falls when they move around in the house or scratch themselves. Untangling is necessary to maintain matt free hair. You can use a mild de-tangling spray which helps loosen the matt, thus making them easier to comb out. Removing or combing out matt can prove to be painful for your pet, so an easier option is to cut off the matt. Make sure your dachshund is still while you cut them off, lest you nip him.

Professional Care

This includes the activities that are difficult to do at home, like trimming of the coat. Trimming should be done at least once a year during the summer months. This helps keep your dachshund cool and light. A visit to a professional parlor once or twice annually is advisable, even though you are taking excellent care of your pet.

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Long haired dachshund grooming requires patience and dedication! But if you follow all the above steps, taking care of a long haired dachshund and a miniature long haired dachshund won’t be that daunting. You will have a soft, silky, adorable pet that you’ll love to cuddle with!

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

If you take pride in how neatly categorised and ordered your iTunes library is, having collated it from physical media, the iTunes Store and other retailers, you may have found inconsistencies among them.

Credits to artists featured on tracks may be displayed differently, and there’s a long-running argument about whether “ft.” or “feat.” is more suitable for music, but there’s one bugbear exclusive to iTunes: the ‘explicit’ and ‘clean’ tags. Those tiny little icons found beside some song titles in your library and on any iOS device you own, apart from the songs you have carefully curated yourself.

Luckily, a solution is at hand, and it’s far from difficult to replicate.

Solution

1. Begin by downloading MP3Tag, whether the most recent version or a portable version.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

2. Open iTunes and find a song that you’d like to mark with an appropriate tag. Click the song once, so that it is highlighted, and then press “Ctrl + I.” The next window will have a button marked “File.” Under it you can see if the track is an AAC or MP3 (iTunes calls MP3 ‘MPEG audio’). Unfortunately, adding these tags to an MP3 file is not possible, so any track you wish to mark must be AAC.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

3. Right-click the track and choose to “Create AAC Version.” In our case, we’ll use a copy of Hard-Fi’s “Suburban Knights.” iTunes will play a tone when the AAC version has been created, and it will appear alongside the original version in your library. Use “Ctrl + I” again to double-check which file is the AAC version if you are unsure.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

4. Open MP3Tag at this point, and right click the song in iTunes to see a list of actions. Choose “Show in Windows Explorer,” then drag the song into MP3Tag.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

5. Right-click the entry within MP3Tag and select the “Extended Tags” option. The tag is not part of MP3Tag by default, so you’ll have to add it via the first of the three buttons.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

6. After clicking the first of the three buttons, another window will appear asking for two properties: the tag name and the tag value.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

7. Call the tag “ITUNESADVISORY” (without the quote marks), and choose the correct value. Entering “0” will mean that no icon appears, just as before. Entering “1” will give the song the “Explicit” tag, and entering “2” will give it the “Clean” tag. Leaving the value blank will give no tag.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

7. After modifying the details for the song, press “Ctrl + S” in MP3Tag to get a window informing you that the changes have been saved.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

8. Remove the songs you’re changing from iTunes. As iTunes cannot register changes to the song, you’ll have to remove and re-add them. Make sure you choose to “Keep Files.”

9. Drag the modified tracks back into iTunes, and you’ll see the corresponding tag. Sync them with an iOS device and the same remains true.

Conclusion

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

Although this solution may seem complex, in practice it is far from difficult. Not everyone may feel it benefits their library, but being able to mark specific versions of songs could be convenient depending on social situations.

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I have to confess it and I’m not ashamed I was used to downloading my music illegally when I was younger. The first reason was I didn’t have money to spend in music and the second was there wasn’t a good legal music downloading service at the time. Sure there was iTunes but let’s be honest paying 99cts for a crappy mp3 with annoying DRM that restricted how to use your music… hum…it didn’t sound right.

But in 2007 a French company named Qobuz started to sell for a fair price music with CD quality and without DRM. I started to use Qobuz back in 2014 and since it’s only pure pleasure! The quality is at least 16bits in lossless and up to 24 bits. And you can choose the file format you want .alac, .flac, .wav, etc…

When I download my music I buy the 16bits version simply because my ears don’t allow me to make the difference between 16bits and 24bits and also because I don’t use high-end headphones.

Also, illegally downloading music is stealing and it didn’t help the artists you like. When doing so the artists don’t earn money for their work and personally, I wouldn’t like to work for free so it’s the same for artists. They worked and they have to be paid for their work.

The second reason why I don’t like downloading crappy mp3 is that those mp3 are poorly compressed and some frequencies are removed also the bitrates is very low, the best mp3 you can find has a bitrate of 320kbps but sometimes it’s 256kbps or even 128kbps and this is bad for your ears and your brain. When listening to this kind of audio signal I deeply think your brain get used to this lack of quality and you lose the ability to hear these same frequencies. It’s just like listening to your music too loud, you’re damaging your ears and brain.

Now you know where I get my music, let’s talk about my and your iTunes Library.

As I said on Instagram a couple days ago I’m very pride of my iTunes Library. All the songs I owned are lossless files and in 16bits (CD Quality) with only a couple of mp3 when there is no lossless version.

Also, all the songs have their artwork and tags right with Track Name, Artist, Album Name, Track Number, Year, BPM, Genre and also lyrics. It literally took me years to achieve this but today here we are.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

The secret to achieving this is first Qobuz who provide music with already a lot of tags included in the music file. And then I spend time gathering other information such as lyrics, bpm, and explicit/clean tag.

For the lyrics I simply google:

And I used the result and copy past it in iTunes

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

For the BPM tag is use an app called beaTunes it’s $34.95. It also adds a lot of useful information you might like if you’re like to mix your music or if you like DJing.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

For the Explicit tag, I use an app called Mp3tag originally developed for Windows a version for MacOS is available here. Choose the Wine.app already installed version It’s free and by following the next step you’ll be able to add the E that stands for Explicit at the end of the track name in iTunes.

1° Tell Mp3tag where is located your iTunes Library, by default, it’s in /Users/YourUserName/Music/iTunes/

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

2° You need to know that iTunes can’t read the Explicit tag in mp3 so you might need to convert it into AAC in order to display the Explicit tag.

3° In Mp3tag right click the file and select Extended Tags option. The explicit tag isn’t by default available in Mp3tag, so you’ll need to add it via the first of the three buttons on the right of the Metadata list.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

4° Now in the windows that just appears, add in Field: ITUNESADVISORY and in value, you can choose between 2 options:
1 will give the song the Explicit tag
2 will give the song the Clean tag

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

5° After adding the tag click OK, then OK and play your song in iTunes you’ll see the E appears at the end of the track name.

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The universal tag editor and more .

Mp3tag is a powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of audio files.

It supports batch tag-editing of ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags for multiple files at once covering a variety of audio formats.

Furthermore, it supports online database lookups from, e.g., Discogs, MusicBrainz or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and download cover art for your music library.

You can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

Main features:

Batch Tag Editing Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MP4, WMA, APEv2 Tags and Vorbis Comments to multiple files at once.

Support for Cover Art Download and add album covers to your files and make your library even more shiny.

Import from Discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz Save typing and import tags from online databases like Discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz, and more.

Replace characters or words Replace strings in tags and filenames (with support for Regular Expressions).

Create Playlists automatically Create and manage playlists automatically while editing.

Rename files from tags Rename files based on the tag information and import tags from filenames.

Export to HTML, RTF, CSV Generate nice reports and lists of your collection based on user-defined templates.

Full Unicode Support User-interface and tagging are fully Unicode compliant.

Besides these main features Mp3tag offers a variety of other functions and features ranging ranging from batch export of embedded album covers, over support for iTunes-specific tags like media type or TV Show settings, to combining multiple actions into groups that can be applied with a single mouse click.

Supported Audio Formats

  • Advanced Audio Coding (aac)
  • Apple Lossless Audio Codec (alac)
  • Audio Interchange File Format (aif / aifc / aiff)
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  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac)
  • Matroska (mka / mkv)
  • Monkey’s Audio (ape)
  • Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3)
  • MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a / m4b / m4v / iTunes)
  • Musepack (mpc)
  • Ogg Vorbis (ogg)
  • IETF Opus (opus)
  • OptimFROG (ofr / ofs)
  • Speex (spx)
  • Tom’s Audio Kompressor (tak)
  • True Audio (tta)
  • Windows Media Audio (wma)
  • WavPack (wv)
  • WAV (wav)
  • WebM (webm)

Introduction.

AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding. It’s an audio codec that features a better audio compression than the well-known MP3 format. AAC audio files can have .aac, .m4a, .mp4, and several other extensions (depending on the container format). This codec is actively supported by Apple.

Like ID3 tags in MP3 files, AAC files offer some space for meta information like title, artist, track number, year, comments, genre, album. These tags are important for searching and sorting, they can be used to organize a music collection. Besides, most players nowadays read tags and expect files to have them.

To edit AAC tags, you can use a tool like mp3Tag Pro.

Step 1: Download and install the program.

Download mp3Tag Pro to a known location. Run the downloaded setup package and follow on-screen instructions to install it.

Step 2: Start the program. Select files to edit AAC tags.

Launch the AAC tag editor. Browse to the folder where your AAC files are stored. You can browse as usual, by double clicking folders to enter them and by double clicking ‘..’ to exit a folder (or use the “Level up” button), or selecting folders on the left. Alternatively, click the folder icon in the address field of mp3Tag Pro to invoke a usual “Browse” dialog.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

Once you are in the correct folder, AAC files should be shown, like on the screen shot above. If mp3Tag Pro shows no files on your computer, but AAC files are there, click View and select the “Show files” submenu:

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

Step 3: Edit AAC tags.

Now you have various possibilities to edit AAC tags. mp3Tag Pro supports downloading tag information from FreeDB and Amazon tagging services, importing tags from a CSV file and other tagging methods. As our filenames already contain information about artist, titles and track numbers, we can do the following.

Select all files in the directory by clicking the “Select all” button, as shown on the first screen shot. Alternatively, you can press “Ctrl” + “A” on your keyboard.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

Click the “Generate tags” button. This will open a new window.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

Our filenames consist of three parts: Artist – Track number – Title. Let’s tell the AAC tagger this in its format field in the left upper corner of the window. We type %A – %# – %T and choose to overwrite the existing tags. See results in the preview area.

Finally, click “Generate tags” at the bottom of the window to save the information extracted from filenames to AAC tags.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

So, we have easily filled out three fields. If you know some additional information about the files, or want to add your comments, select all files again and type any information you want into the corresponding fields.

How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

Click “Save” to save changed fields into all selected files.

Both the above described methods can be used for up to 10000 AAC files at once. To select files in more than one folder, use “Scan subfolders” button near the address field of mp3Tag Pro.

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    When I view my purchased music in iTunes songs that are explicit are shown with a red explicit box next to them in the list of songs. I.e. the explicit tag you see when purchasing the song is passed through to the iTunes library. Also the same is done for songs itunes tagged as clean. I’d really like to be able to identify any songs that are explicit in my ios app but I can’t find any resources on whether the tag is passed through to the ios devices with the other song information (MPMediaItemProperty) and if so how to get it (I’ve searched endlessly!) Some songs include “[Explicit] at the end of their title, but this is only the case with some songs, not all. Does anyone know if the tag is present and readable from Objective-C code?

    How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

    1 Answer 1

    Well, this took me a good few hours to find! Be prepared, it’s not as simple as just using MPMediaQuery .

    Overview

    The data you need isn’t easily accessible via the standard channels (i.e There is no pre-defined key in the MediaPlayer or AVFoundation frameworks to access this metadata). It is available via most ID3 tag editors, under the name ITUNESADVISORY . This tag can take 3 values:

    This is what we’re looking for, but how do we access it. The MediaPlayer framework is fairly high level, which means that we are limited in what data we can access/use. In order to look more deeply at a media file, we need to use AVFoundation framework as well.

    How-to

    I don’t know what exact workflow you’re using, but I hope you can adapt this to your needs. In order to determine whether a media file is explicit/clean or otherwise, I did as follows:

    I needed to get a hold of a MPMediaItem containing the file I want to inspect. I did this using MPMediaPickerController , presenting it, and retrieved the selected media items through its delegate method:

    Once I have my MPMediaItem , I need to get the equivalent AVAsset so I can work with the AVFoundation framework. To do this, I can use the URL path from the media item to create the asset.

    Once we have our asset, we need to get the metadata from it. From experimentation, this is iTunes metadata. As such, lets extract it from our asset.

    This is where the fun, undocumented work begins. We now have to find the correct metadata item for what we want. As the advisory key is not declared as a constant in any of Apple’s documentation, after a lot of trial and error, I’ve found it to be 1920233063 .

    To get the correct metadata item, we need to perform a filter on the metadata array, as so:

    Once we’ve done that, then we need to determine what it is. This is relatively simple, and can be adapted to your own needs. I’ve just written a simple switch statement that says what type the song/media is. (Remember: It’s entirely possible the media file doesn’t include an advisory tag, so we have to check whether the index exists or not)

    Conclusion

    And there you have it, a way to determine whether a song is clean or explicit, or neither. Because this is using a static number to find the advisory data, and is not linked to any constant defined in Apple’s headers, I can not guarantee that this will work for all iOS versions in the past, present and future. I have tested this on iOS 6, and it seemed to be ok. Your milage may vary.

    It’s a shame Apple don’t provide this functionality out of the box (even if they just provided the Advisory Key). This functionality could be placed within a Category, if you so desire.

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    ID3 tags provide the Title, Artist, Year, Genre and other great information when you’re listening to music. Here you will find the current standards documents; pointers to software libraries in just about every language and other information you can use to enhance your MP3 audio library.

    ID3 tags are the audio file data standard for MP3 files in active use by software and hardware developers around the world. ID3 tags are supported in software such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, VLC, and hardware players like the iPod, Creative Zen, Samsung Galaxy, and Sony Walkman.

    An ID3 tag is a data container within an MP3 audio file stored in a prescribed format. This data commonly contains the Artist name, Song title, Year and Genre of the current audio file. This website contains the format standards information for the ID3 tagging data container. If you’ve read this far and are confused, check the ID3v2Easy page for a short, low-tech introduction.

    While there are legacy and future standards for ID3 tags, the most popular version implemented today is ID3 version 2.3. A follow on version, 2.4, is documented on this website but has not achieved popular status due to some disagreements on some of the revisions and the tremendous inertia present in the software and hardware marketplace.

    Consumers should read the Introduction where the basics of the ID3 tagging format and its history are covered. On that page are links to basic technical information about how ID3 tags work. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page contains some additional items of interest.

    Developers who are new to the ID3 tag format may want to jump directly to the ID3v2 made easy page for quick low tech introduction. Those interested in getting right into the thick of the standard should check out the Developer Information page. Software developers will find ID3 tag manipulation libraries under Implementations.

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    BG-Mac

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  • Volante

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  • BG-Mac

    macrumors 6502
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  • How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

    Enigmafan420

    macrumors 6502a
    • Mar 28, 2009
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  • I am being dense and can’t figure this one out.

    I see where the tag for None, Clean, or Explicit is, but when I change them all to none and save them, nothing happens.

    I got one to drop off, but it was an accident and I haven’t been able to repeat.

    What am I doing wrong?

    How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

    Enigmafan420

    macrumors 6502a
    • Mar 28, 2009
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  • I am being dense and can’t figure this one out.

    I see where the tag for None, Clean, or Explicit is, but when I change them all to none and save them, nothing happens.

    I got one to drop off, but it was an accident and I haven’t been able to repeat.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Not only has it not removed the tags-the songs I tried to correct will now not play

    Any advice would me MOST appreciated!

    BG-Mac

    macrumors 6502
    • Mar 28, 2009
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  • Not only has it not removed the tags-the songs I tried to correct will now not play

    Any advice would me MOST appreciated!

    How to add explicit or clean tags in itunes with mp3tag windows

    Enigmafan420

    macrumors 6502a
    • Mar 28, 2009
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  • I removed the songs from my library but didn’t delete the files. When I added the again, the “clean” tag was gone but itunes still won’t play them

    Skullhouseapps

    macrumors newbie
    • Apr 20, 2011
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  • iDevice Problem

    It works excellent, but just in iTunes, because when you sync with an iDevice, the explicit tag won’t show, and when you turn explicit content off from restrictions, the song is still there, any ideas of how to fix this?

    AeroBar

    macrumors 6502a
    • Aug 22, 2011
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  • I’ve tried this and Subler will not open music files for me.

    Is there another way?

    tyler510

    macrumors newbie
    • Feb 20, 2012
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  • Not only has it not removed the tags-the songs I tried to correct will now not play

    Any advice would me MOST appreciated!

    EclecticFrittle

    macrumors newbie
    • Feb 20, 2012
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  • Not only has it not removed the tags-the songs I tried to correct will now not play

    Any advice would me MOST appreciated!

    I’ve posted a method (Unfortunately for Mac users, it is Windows only) that works without changing any other details about the tracks.

    2. Extract to a folder anywhere on your PC (you should be able to right click and extract if you’re using Windows)

    3. Navigate to the folder where you extracted the files and open it. Then OPEN the ‘READ THIS.pdf’ file and READ IT! It has all the remaining instructions (they are the same as those posted by user “benh911f” from MacRumors and user “ZL” from NeoSeeker).

    4. Follow the instructions on the included .pdf file, and hey-presto! Tagging Complete

    5. [OPTIONAL] If your tags do not show up in iTunes after you’ve tagged your songs as explicit/clean, RESTART YOUR PC. This will allow iTunes to “refresh/re-check/re-awesome-ize” its entire library’s contents and show the tags.

    6. You will need to convert your MP3’s to AAC’s before you can edit their tags. iTunes has this feature built in (Right click on song(s))

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    A live flower and sharp pins can be intimidating, not to mention standing kissably close to your date! But don’t worry, it’s simple to pin a boutonniere. There are a few different methods, but this one is the easiest: it only requires one pin and doesn’t damage the head of the flower. To start, position the boutonniere on the left lapel of your date’s jacket, so the flower is facing up and the stem is facing down. Hold it in place.

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    How to pin on a boutonniere

    #3: Stick It!

    Once the boutonniere is firmly placed and you have a good hold on it, you will gently fold the lapel back exposing the underside of the lapel. From the outer edge of the lapel, you will push the pin through the fabric into the top of the ribbon covered stem. You will continue to push the pin through the stem towards the inner edge of the lapel until it reappears through the fabric under the lapel. To make sure you don’t poke the gentleman you’re pinning, it’s best to keep the lapel folded back to ensure the pin is only going through the fabric on the underside of the lapel and not through additional layers of his suit, shirt and skin.

    When done, the needle will look like a single stitch on the underside of the lapel that goes through the boutonniere. With the right pin placement through the top of the stem where it is thickest, one pin should be sufficient. If you have a really large or heavy boutonniere, you may want to consider using two pins. The second would go a ½” below the first one.

    How to pin on a boutonniere

    Common Questions

    • What if you don’t have a button hole? Because tuxedos have a satin lapel, they don’t have this helpful landmark. For notch lapel tuxedos, you can use the bottom edge of the notch where the satin fabric begins as a guide and center the base of the flower/start of the ribbon covered stem about 1.5” from the top of this satin edge of the lapel. Shawl lapels are a bit more difficult because they are one continuous piece of satin. For this reason, we look to the buttons on the shirt to guide placement, specifically the second button from the top of the shirt. This will be the highest fully exposed button. On a shawl lapel, the boutonniere should be placed with the base of the flower even to this button with the stem aligned with the lapel edges.
    • Does it matter if you don’t pin it toward the top of the stem? Yes, it does matter. Pinning it in the middle of the stem is not a secure placement and will cause the flower to flop around. Putting the pin through the top of the stem where the ribbon begins and stems are thickest is the most secure position.
    • What is the right size? The flowers used in the boutonnieres should complement the bridal bouquets and also compliment the size of the gentleman wearing it. For example, a small rose on its own may not look fitting on a larger groomsman, but may be perfect for the ring bearer.
    • How do we incorporate the colors of wedding? There are so many ways to incorporate wedding colors into your florals. Flowers vary by season and you have probably chosen your wedding colors based on the time of year and formality of your event. For example, burgundy bridesmaids’ dresses are stunning next to a groomsman in a black suit with a burgundy calla lily boutonniere. Color can also be added in the ribbon choice.
    • How do I care for my boutonniere before the wedding? Ideally, your florist will deliver your boutonnieres and other flowers day of, right before they are ready to be attached to your jacket. If they are in your possession the night before, store them gently in the refrigerator close to the door. If you need to freshen them up day of, use a spray bottle to spray cool water on the stem and gently dry on a tissue before placing on your suit or tuxedo.
    • Can a boutonniere be worn along with a pocket square? Yes. Although many couples choose one or the other, there is no reason a boutonniere and a pocket square can’t complement one another.

    Photography by JJ Ignotz Photography. Boutonnieres by Flowers For Dreams, Chicago

    How do you put a pin on a boutonniere?

    Push the pin through the back of the lapel and through the stem of the boutonniere. Position the pin so that it is facing down. The point of the pin should go through the stem where it is thick, just below where it attaches to the petals. Guide the pin back through the stem and lapel, as though sewing a stitch.

    Who pins the boutonniere on the groom?

    Fathers and Stepfathers of the Couple Fathers of the bride and groom, as well as stepfathers, should all be given boutonnieres to wear. Make sure that your wedding photographer and videographer are present when you present your father with his boutonniere, and help him fasten it to his lapel.

    How do you pin a suspender boutonniere?

    How To Properly Pin A Boutonniere

    1. Line up the boutonniere with the button whole on the lapel, flip the lapel, and push the pin down through the head of the flower.
    2. Push the pin back out through the lapel.
    3. If you have an especially heavy boutonniere, you may want to repeat the process slightly lower to give it some extra sturdiness.

    Where do you pin a corsage?

    How to Pin a Corsage or Boutonniere

    1. Step 1: Hold the flower arrangement by its stem.
    2. Step 2: Place the corsage or boutonniere at a slight angle on your date’s lapel, approximately 4 inches in from the tip of the left shoulder.
    3. Step 3: Make sure that the flower is evenly placed on the lapel before attempting to pin it.

    What is a boutonniere pin used for?

    A boutonniere is a group of flowers and/or greenery worn in a lapel buttonhole or pinned to a lapel. It is typically worn on special events like formal dances or weddings.

    What side does a man wear a boutonniere?

    #1: It’s All About the Placement. The key to wearing a boutonniere is proper placement. Boutonnieres are always placed on the left lapel of your jacket.

    What is the flower on a guy’s tux called?

    A boutonnière (French: [butɔnjɛʁ]) or Buttonhole is a floral decoration, typically a single flower or bud, worn on the lapel of a tuxedo or suit jacket.

    What color should the groom’s boutonniere be?

    A boutonniere is a floral accessory worn on the lapel of a tux or suit jacket for special occasions such as weddings. Start with the color: White, green, and yellow are all popular shades.

    Does the groom have to wear a boutonniere?

    Who wears a boutonniere? All the important male figures in a wedding should wear a boutonniere to distinguish them from the rest of the guests. The groom and groomsmen should carry one as well as fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, readers, ushers and the ring bearer.

    Do you wear a pocket square with a boutonniere?

    And speaking of pocket squares, you are permitted to wear a boutonniere with a pocket square, although a boutonniere by itself can stand in for a pocket square. The rule here is balance; avoid too much of a good thing by muting down the color of your square or wearing a white pocket handkerchief.

    How do you pin a flower to a suit?

    Insert the lapel flower pin through your lapel buttonhole, through the back side of the lapel by puncturing your suit fabric. I think this is the best option as it keeps the lapel flower firmly in place, while slightly tampering with the back of the suit lapel, which is out of sight.

    Which hand does a wrist corsage go on?

    What wrist does a corsage go on? If you’d rather wear your corsage on your wrist, then it is traditionally tied to the left wrist. However, in recent years wrist corsages tend to be worn on the lady’s non-dominant wrist.

    What side do you pin a corsage on a woman?

    It is customary to place the corsage on the left side of your date’s dress or on her left wrist. However, the placement of corsages and boutonnieres have changed along with fashion. Originally, corsages were pinned to the bodice of a dress, but later moved from a centered position to a shoulder strap.

    How to pin on a boutonniere

    From the groom and his groomsmen to the father of the bride, these petite floral arrangements are a special way to honor the significant men of your wedding day. One common issue that arises involves these important men needing assistance with pinning their boutonnieres. Although it may seem complicated, pinning a boutonniere is quite easy. With these 3 easy steps, you’ll have the knowledge to successfully pin a boutonniere in less than 60 seconds.

    Step 1: Place The Boutonniere On The Left Lapel

    The boutonniere should be placed on top of the lapel and on the left side. If you’re pinning the boutonniere on some else then it should be placed to the right of the tie. The boutonniere is typically placed lower than the tie, but above the pocket square.

    Step 2: Fold The Lapel Over the Boutonniere

    After you’ve correctly positioned the boutonniere, form a taco shape by folding the material over the flower and that should allow you to see the back of the lapel.

    Step 3: Slide The Needle Downward Into The Back Of the Lapel

    Insert the needle at a downward angle making sure it runs through both sides of the lapel. Be sure to stick the needle through the thickest part of the boutonniere, the flower stem. It’s important to insert the needle at a downward angle to ensure that the boutonniere stays in place throughout the event.

    After you’ve pinned the boutonniere, check and see that the needle is not visible from the front and the boutonniere is secure. You could also work with two pins for more stability.

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    Top 3 Tips For Pinning Boutonnieres

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    Welcome to the first in my new series of wedding tips blog posts! Once a month will be all about weddings and any advice I can share. These tips and advice will be everything from planning a wedding, to area vendors, to getting ready, to the day-of. This week, we are talking about wedding boutonnieres.

    A boutonniere is the small flower or floral arrangement that is typically pinned to the guys’ jackets on a wedding day. This flower may seem like such a simple thing when you are planning your wedding. However, when overlooked, these little flowers can derail the schedule and cause problems for everyone. More often than not, I see people struggling with wedding boutonnieres on the wedding day and resorting to asking Google (or the photographer) for help.

    Boutonnieres are such a small detail in the whole wedding day picture. But we can’t forget that these tiny flowers will be in every picture that contains your groom or a groomsmen. Here are some tips to help stop these flowers from taking over your schedule!

    How to pin on a boutonniere

    1. Assign Someone to Pin the Flowers

    This tip may seem like an easy one, however, many people overlook it when planning a wedding. Someone needs to be assigned the job of pinning the boutonnieres on your wedding day. If you just have the flowers delivered to where the guys are getting ready, the flowers will be forgotten. Without a designated flower pinner, no one is there to make sure the groomsmen all have their flowers pinned. Having an assigned flower pinner not only reminds the groomsmen that they need their flowers, but also makes sure they are photo ready. Assigning a flower pinner keeps things running smoothly at the start of the day, giving you one less thing to worry about.

    2. Add Flower Pinning to the Wedding Day Schedule

    Once you have a person (or two) assigned to flower pinning, make sure they have a set time to have the flowers pinned. This is where the boutonnieres can take over the schedule. For example, let’s say the bridal party photos start at 2pm. If the flower pinner arrives at 1:50pm, there will not be enough time to pin the flowers before leaving for photos. Depending on the size of the bridal party, and how many people are pinning, it can take 15-20 minutes to get all the flowers on the jackets.

    To be safe, once the guys are dressed, the flowers should be pinned on. If the flowers are pinned too early, the guys can always hang their jackets over chairs to protect the pinned flowers. That way, when it is time for photos, the guys just have to put their jackets back on and the flowers are ready to go!

    3. How to Pin Wedding Boutonnieres

    Alright, so now you have a person assigned to pin flowers and you have flower pinning in the schedule, but does anyone know how to pin a boutonniere? This is the biggest issue I see on wedding days. No one in the room knows how to pin a flower and everyone is searching online for answers. Make sure the flower pinner takes a few minutes before the wedding to learn how to pin a boutonniere. Actually practicing beforehand is a plus!

    Here are the answers to the most asked questions I encounter on a wedding day:

    Which side does the flower go on? Wedding boutonnieres should be on the man’s left lapel. (Your right, when facing him)

    How far down does the flower go? The flower should be just below the man’s shoulder. However, you can adjust based on how it looks on the jacket.

    How do I get the flower to stay? I start behind the lapel, at the top of the flower. Push the pin down, through the lapel and into the flower stem. The pin should go through the flower stem, and back through the lapel. You should see the top and bottom of the pin. Add a second pin if it is not fully secured.

    And that’s it! Repeat with each guy until everyone has their wedding boutonnieres pinned. If you follow these three tips, the guys will all be picture ready in no time at all!

    Still confused? Here is a great link with a video and how-to photos as well!

    How to pin on a boutonniere

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    Because the last thing you need is anyone getting pricked.

    We all encounter boutonnieres at least a few times in our lives, whether at prom, weddings, or other events, so it’s probably best to feel equipped if someone passes you one and says, “Can you pin this for me?”

    The history of the boutonniere is an unclear one. Some say the trend started during early English civil wars, since men on both sides dressed and spoke similarly, and they wore different flowers to distinguish which side they were on. Others believe that on her wedding day in 1840, Queen Victoria presented Prince Albert with a small bouquet of flowers. Apparently, Albert cut a hole in his own jacket and inserted the stems through. However, he wasn’t donning any flowers in their famous wedding portrait, so that may just be a fable. Still others believe that the first instance of a man wearing flowers on a coat was in a painting of Captain William Wade of Bath, England, from 1771.

    Regardless where, when, or why the boutonniere originated, we’re happy it did. Boutonnieres help take the Southern guys’ ensembles to the next level, and are a way to express individual style. The only challenge with them is the actual process of putting them on. Here are some tips for avoiding any bloodshed from a boutonniere-pinning experience.

    Know where it goes.

    The boutonniere should always be placed on the left lapel, parallel to the edge outer seam, and right in the middle of the two seams.

    Formerly, jackets had a buttonhole on the left lapel solely to drop flower stems in. (Butonniere is actually French for “buttonhole.”) Some jackets don’t have those left-lapel buttonholes anymore, but be sure to align the boutonniere in the center of the lapel under the notch in the lapel.

    Stick it to him.

    Put the pin through the back of the lapel, going away from the man’s chest. Some people pin straight down the stem, others diagonally through it.

    Regardless which direction the pin faces, be sure you put it through the thickest part of the stem. This will ensure stability so that your flower doesn’t fall over or wobble on the pin. If you pin too low on the stem, the weight of the flower will cause it to fall to the side, which will look way too sloppy in photographs.

    Additional pins can be added for extra security and stability, especially if your boutonniere is large or top-heavy. Whether you pinned diagonally or vertically, put the second pin below the first, going in the same direction — always away from the man’s chest.

    After the pin is successfully through the boutonniere stem, be sure to bring it back through the lapel fabric so that the tip of the pin is behind the lapel — and all the way behind. Be sure the pin doesn’t peek out from the side of the lapel, where it could poke someone receiving a hug or even a dance partner. All that to say: Both ends of the pin should be behind the fabric of the lapel so that only the boutonniere is seen on the front.

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    With these tips and careful execution, you should feel confident answering “Yes!” the next time someone asks if you can pin on their boutonniere. You might even have groomsmen and prom-goers lined up for your precise skills.

    Introduction: How to Make a Boutonniere

    As common in American culture, men wear boutonnieres at formal occasions, such as proms, weddings, and banquets. Purchasing boutonnieres from a florist can be rather expensive especially compared with the difficulty of creating one. Not only does creating your own boutonniere save money, but you can also vary the materials and material arrangements of your boutonniere(s) to best match your desired style.

    Equipment & Materials:
    A. Wire cutters
    B. Scissors
    C. Green floral tape
    D. 24 gauge green floral wire
    E. Pearl pin
    F. Greenery (leatherleaf, salal, or fern, etc)
    G. Focal flower (mum, rose, or daisy, etc)
    H. Filler flower (wax flower, baby’s breath, or berries, etc)
    I. Ruler (optional)

    [NOTE: refer to diagram above, if needed, to see corresponding letters and materials throughout process]

    Safety:
    Use caution when handling the wire cutters and scissors to avoid injury. Also, be careful to not poke your finger with the pearl pin when attaching the boutonniere to clothing.

    Step 1:

    Cut focal flower (G.) so that you have about an inch of stem.

    Step 2:

    Cut the filler flower (H.) so you have about an inch of stem.

    Step 3:

    Cut just one leaf section off the main stem of greenery (F.). Then cut the greenery so you have about an inch of stem. This piece will be used as the backing, or framework of the boutonniere.

    Step 4:

    Wire the focal flower (G.)
    a. if using daisy/mum- cut a 6” piece of wire (cut at slant to create sharp point), pierce wire through the base of the daisy, pushing up through the stem carefully. The wire should come up through the center of the flower. Gently create a small hook at the top of wire and then carefully and slowly pull down until hook somewhat disappears in the center of the daisy.

    b. if using carnation/rose- cut a 5-6” piece of wire (cut at slant to create sharp point), pierce wire through the base, or calyx, of the flower gently as to not break the head of the flower. Bend wire down on both sides.

    Step 5:

    Unroll about 6-7” of tape. Stretch floral tape (C.) slightly to activate tacky quality.

    Step 6:

    Adhere floral tape to the base of focal flower (G.) stem to cover wire. Twist the tape downward towards your body until the wire is completely wrapped, rolling it between your thumb and index/middle fingers. Pinch off excess tape at the end.

    Step 7:

    Cut a 5-6” piece of wire (D.); bend wire in half (should look like a hairpin); hook the wire to the lowest “branch” on the greenery. Tape greenery using the same technique as with the focal flower (remember to stretch slightly until sticky).

    Step 8:

    Place focal flower (G.) in front of greenery (F.). Greenery should “frame” flower.

    Step 9:

    Place filler flower (H.) to the side of flower.

    Step 10:

    Cut and stretch tape (as done previously). Start at the base of the bundle of stems (wrap a couple of times at base) and then continue down, tightly wrapping stems with floral tape until stems and wire are completely wrapped.

    Step 11:

    Cut any remaining wire or tape at the end. You will want the finished product to have about a 2” stem.

    Step 12:

    Use pearl pin to attach to lapel. A simple way to pin the boutonniere is to poke the pin through the back of the lapel, pierce through the flower stem, and then tuck the pin back into the fabric. This will make it so that the ball end and pointy end of the pin and tucked behind lapel, but not touching the body of the person. Make sure the flower fixture is securely set in place. Readjust if needed.

    Now that you have learned the basics of the boutonniere, feel free to experiment. Use your creativity to try different variations that fit your style and needs. The possibilities are endless.

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    Wedding Planning 101 – How To Pin on a Boutonniere

    OK, I’ll admit it. We’ve got boys on the brain this week at Junebug! We are so excited about our newest Fashion Report, The Groom – six sharp looks for the modern man, and just love sharing ideas about getting the guys all dressed up! Today I thought I’d address a common question that comes up during wedding season: how do you properly pin on those sweet little boutonnieres that your florist just delivered?

    How to pin on a boutonniere
    wedding boutonnieres – photos by (left) Adam Nyholt and (right) Holland Photo Arts

    First, a little bit of history. The tradition began when men would place a single bloom through the buttonhole of their suit lapel to add a touch of color and style. There was a small loop at the back of the lapel to hold the stem in place. Across the pond, they still call a flower worn on a lapel a “buttonhole”, while we’ve adopted the French term “boutonniere”. Whatever you call them, lapel flowers are now usually a tiny cluster of stems that is pinned on. Usually only worn for formal occasions such as weddings, funerals, or proms today, they were often a daily part of getting dressed for men in earlier times!

    How to pin on a boutonniere
    wedding boutonnieres – photos by (top) Tracey Buyce, (bottom) Yvette Roman, and (left) Harwell Photography

    Today, a man’s boutonniere should still be placed on his left lapel, the same side that the handkerchief pocket is on. (And yes! Men can wear a pocket square AND a boutonniere!) Boutonnieres are usually pinned on, with the flower pointing up and the stem running parallel to the direction of the lapel.

    To pin a boutonniere on, insert one pin from the BACK of the lapel, pushing through the fabric to catch the stem portion of the boutonniere and then pushing back out toward the lapel back. Repeat with a second pin, also from the back of the lapel, making an X-shape with the two pins. This second pin is important because it prevents the boutonniere from flopping over as the day wears on. Ta-da! He’s all set to wow with a fun accessory!

    wedding boutonnieres – photos by (top) Allyson Magda and (bottom) La Vie Photography

    Today’s boutonnieres offer your guy the chance to make a personal statement. From formal white calla lilies or orchids, modern ranunculus and grasses in wild colors, to unusual materials such as buttons, ribbons, antique trinkets or mementos, they offer men a chance to show their love for a certain look, interest, or memory. I’ve even seen them out of wine corks, scrabble pieces, computer parts, and remnants of vintage baseballs!

    orange boutonnieres – photos by (top) Jillian Mitchell and (bottom) Kenny Nakai

    How to pin on a boutonniere
    wedding boutonnieres – photos by (top) Stephanie Cristalli and (bottom) Chris + Lynn

    Be sure to check out all of the gorgeous boutonnieres, and head-to-toe fashion ideas for men, in our new Fashion Report, The Groom – six sharp looks for the modern man!

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    Puffy, baggy eyes can be caused by tiredness, allergies, dehydration or crying. Some people’s baggy eyes are even hereditary. The skin around your eyes is very thin and the blood vessels underneath the surface are very sensitive. Baggy eyes can make you look tired and much older than you actually are. While there are cosmetics that can cover up baggy eyes, there are things you can do to actually make the bags under your eyes go away.

    Ice your eyes. The CNN Health website recommends a cold compress to help reduce puffy eyes. Put a cold ice pack over your eyes for about 15 to 20 minutes when you wake up. The cold reduces the swelling under your eyes; however, this is only a quick fix. Ice can only reduce the bags under your eyes for a few hours. Consistently using an ice pack can slow down the larger bags under your eyes from developing. The cold temperature will also help reduce stress and the stretching of the skin.

    Make a tea compress. Green tea helps get rid of the puffiness and swelling beneath your eyes. Brew a cup of tea with two green tea bags. Take the tea bags out of the cup, let the water drip out, then chill. Apply the tea bags to your eyes while laying down for at least 20 minutes during a nap or at the end of the day. Green tea works because it contains the anti-inflammatory EGCG.

    Sleep. If you don’t sleep enough, you rob your body of the chance to repair. As you sleep, your body recovers from the abuse you put it through every day. Therefore, if you are sleep deprived, it shows in the bags underneath your eyes. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get at least eight hours of sleep per night. If you can’t get that much sleep, try to take a 15-minute nap. CNN Health recommends resting with your head elevated with a few pillows. Elevating your head prevents fluid from accumulating underneath your eyes.

    Stop smoking. Smoking reduces the vitamin C in your body, making your eyes watery, baggy and bloodshot.

    Give yourself facial. A facial massage can help reduce the bags under your eyes by providing blood flow to the skin and making your skin more elastic. Clean your face, then put a think layer of light oil or cream over your skin. Place your index finders on the sides of your nostrils and apply pressure. Move your fingers in tiny circular motions for 10 seconds. Take a break and repeat five times. The sides of your nostrils are acupressure points that release toxins and help reduce bagginess under your eyes.

    Eat healthy. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamin C that can help reduce the bags under your eyes. Grapefruit, oranges and carrots are all good examples. Vitamin C starts the process of cell regeneration, which gets rid of inflammation and can reduce those dark bags underneath your eyes. Avoid foods that make you retain water. These are foods that contain a high amount of salt. According to health experts at the University of Illinois, you should eat 1,100 to 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day; they also recommend avoiding soy sauce, seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce.

    Are you wondering why you have puffy eyes or how you can make under-eye bags disappear? Good news: Although they can be bothersome, bags under your eyes don’t usually impact vision or health. But if you want to reduce the puffiness around your eyes, there are temporary and long-lasting solutions.

    What causes bags under the eyes?

    There are several reasons people get puffy eyes, including:

    • High-salt diet: Eating a lot of salty foods causes you to retain water and leads to swelling.
    • Allergies: Congestion and inflammation from allergies can sometimes exacerbate under-eye puffiness.
    • Medical conditions: Some health conditions such as thyroid problems can cause the eyes to become swollen.
    • Genetics: Having under-eye bags can be a physical characteristic that runs in your family.
    • Natural aging process: Loss of firmness in the skin and muscles happens as you age.

    Why under-eye bags form when you get older

    “The most common cause of under-eye bags or puffiness is natural aging,” says Shaun Desai, M.D., a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Johns Hopkins Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “Older skin becomes too lax and tends to fall or wrinkle. The muscles and tissues around the eye can also weaken and contribute to the baggy look. This weakening allows the fat surrounding the eye to bulge out, creating that bubble-like appearance.”

    Ways to Get Rid of Eye Bags

    There are different approaches to reducing under-eye puffiness, depending on the cause. At-home treatments can temporarily shrink lower lids that are sometimes swollen from fluid pooling in the undereye area.
    But, says Desai, home remedies and over-the-counter products can only do so much, “To effectively get rid of under-eye bags that are prominent and permanent, medical treatment is oftentimes necessary.”

    At-home treatments for puffy eyes

    If you occasionally wake up with puffy lids, these quick fixes may help. They work to reduce swelling until it naturally subsides over the course of the day.

    • Cold compresses: Cooling the area lessens inflammation and swelling by reducing blood flow. You can place anything cold, such as an ice pack, frozen bag of vegetables, chilled cucumber slices or refrigerated spoons, over closed eyes for a few minutes.
    • Hemorrhoid creams: Some people pat over-the-counter creams designed for hemorrhoid treatment under their eyes. Product ingredients such as phenylephrine narrow blood vessels to reduce swelling. But use these products with caution: They may cause irritation in this sensitive area. Also, it’s important to keep this medication from getting in your eyes.
    • Caffeine: Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it constricts blood vessels. Many cosmetics companies sell eye creams with caffeine to reduce under-eye puffiness. You can also try resting chilled tea bags (caffeinated black tea) on closed eyes.

    Medical options for under-eye bags

    If you’re fed up with under-eye bags, these medical treatments can improve and even eliminate them:

    Nonsurgical options
    These noninvasive treatments smooth the under-eye area:

    • Filler: This treatment places a filler material (usually hyaluronic acid, which is a jelly-like substance) where the under-eye area and cheek meet to create a smooth transition. The injection is performed in a doctor’s office under local anesthetic. Results last six to 12 months.
    • Laser resurfacing: This treatment uses a laser to remove surface layers of wrinkly skin in the under-eye area and stimulate new collagen growth, resulting in firmer skin. Results can last years, depending on your skin type and sun exposure.
    • Chemical peel: A chemical peel also treats wrinkly under-eye skin by removing superficial top layers. An in-office application of a chemical solution dissolves old skin cells to reveal tighter, brighter skin. Depending on your skin type and sun exposure, results can last a few years.

    Surgical option
    A lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is an outpatient procedure where the surgeon readjusts the fat in the lower eye area and tightens the muscle and skin to create a smooth appearance. In most cases, a lower eyelid lift gets rid of under-eye bags for life — it’s rare for people to need future touch-ups.

    However, says Desai, sometimes patients require multiple therapies to treat under-eye bags, such as combining laser resurfacing with filler or an eyelid lift.

    How to Choose a Doctor

    The eye area is a very delicate part of the face. Serious complications can arise if procedures are done improperly. It’s crucial to find a highly experienced, board-certified surgeon who specializes in treatment of the eyelid area.

    Johns Hopkins Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    For more information and videos answering commonly asked questions about cosmetic procedures, visit the Johns Hopkins Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    Those puffy bags under your eyes are a constant companion, no matter how much sleep you get. What’s worse, they’re getting more and more noticeable with each passing year.

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    Dermatologist Amy Kassouf, MD shares what you can do — at home and with help from your healthcare provider — to check your under-eye baggage.

    What causes eye bags?

    Many factors may cause you to get puffy under the eyes:

    • Lack of sleep can trigger both puffiness and dark under-eye circles.
    • Dehydration can cause the skin around your eyes to look saggy and sunken.
    • Fluid retention — such as from allergies or a salty meal — can produce puffiness.
    • Irritation from cosmetics can cause the tissue around your eyes to swell (especially if you don’t wash your face before bed).
    • Aging causes the fat pads in the face to shrink and sink, causing bags to form.
    • Heredity makes some people just more prone to under-eye bags. Sigh.

    What can I do to shrink eye bags at home?

    Under-eye bags are rarely a cause for concern, but they can be annoying from a cosmetic point of view. If your bags are bugging you, Dr. Kassouf suggests these at-home strategies to look your best.

    Prop up your pillow

    Sleeping with your head slightly elevated can help prevent fluid from building up around your eyes while you sleep.

    Try a cool compress

    Cucumbers on your eyes may be a spa-day cliché, but they work, Dr. Kassouf says. A cool compress such as cucumbers or cold tea bags can help reduce puffiness. “Green tea bags are particularly nice because green tea contains antioxidants that can help firm the skin around the eyes,” she says.

    Add more moisture

    Use a good daily moisturizer to keep skin healthy (just choose a gentle formula for use around your eyes). “Well-moisturized skin has a better moisture barrier, which prevents irritants and allergens from getting into the skin,” Dr. Kassouf says.

    Hydrate and avoid alcohol

    Dehydration can make the skin around your peepers saggy and sad. Make sure to drink plenty of water. And avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can be dehydrating.

    Skip yo-yo dieting

    When your weight goes up and down, the fat in your face can grow and shrink — and shift. “Frequent yo-yo dieting can cause the fat pads on your face to become redistributed,” Dr. Kassouf says. To help keep them in place, skip the fad diets and try to maintain a stable weight.

    Eye cream for under-eye bags

    Alas, there’s no magic potion to shrink bags around the eyes, says Dr. Kassouf. But eye creams might provide some benefit.

    Some “instant fix” gels and creams are available but with those, the gel itself shrinks as it dries. Those, though, are only temporary fixes and, Dr. Kassouf says, “They’re helpful but only as long as it doesn’t peel or wear off at the wrong time.”

    To pamper the skin around the eyes, consider these skin-soothing ingredients:

    • Retinol.
    • Caffeine.
    • Vitamin C.
    • Antioxidants such as CoQ10.

    But a word of caution: “Ingredients such as retinol or antioxidants can be helpful — but if the concentration is too strong, it can break down the moisture barrier and irritate the skin,” Dr. Kassouf says.

    To avoid coming on too strong, look for gentle formulas and ease in: When trying something new, wait a day or two to see how your skin responds. Slowly work up to using it daily.

    Medical treatments for eye bags

    If at-home tools aren’t doing the trick, these in-office procedures can help treat under-eye bags, Dr. Kassouf says.

    • Laser resurfacingcan tighten skin and improve its texture.
    • Botulinum toxin (Botox®)injections can relax some muscles around the eyes, Dr. Kassouf says ­— “so they don’t pull quite so hard and make those drapey lines and bulges.” Botox can also lift the brow, which can help people who have a bulgy or droopy upper eyelid.
    • Fillerscan plump up hollows beneath the eyes. “Fillers can help lift the cheek and make a smooth, continuous curve from the lower eyelid to the upper cheek, instead of a hollow spot,” she says.

    Is eye bag surgery a thing?

    For a longer-lasting fix, plastic surgery is also an option. In a blepharoplasty procedure, plastic surgeons redistribute fat around the eyes and remove extra skin to banish bags for good.

    The right solution for eye bags depends on your budget, your anatomy and how much the bags are bugging you. A dermatologist can help you zero in on the best approach. “We can assess what your goals are and how much you want to invest in the process,” Dr. Kassouf says.

    Whatever you choose, it’s nice to know there are ways to shed your excess baggage.

    In a world where we often find ourselves exhausted from burning the midnight oil, having bags under our eyes seems to be a common factor among adults. Although eye bags are commonly thought to be a result of getting too little sleep, there are other reasons for the eye bags to form: genetics, lighting, allergies, and aging. As you get older, the muscles and tissues around your eyes weaken, causing the fat used to support your eyes to sink into the lower eyelid. This eventual eye bag formation will have its recipients looking for any way to get rid of them! One common solution is trying home remedies, yet they are rarely successful as a “cure-all.” Another common solution is getting an eye bag filler. This can be a good option depending on one’s age, situation, and expectations, but it’s only a temporary fix as well. Surgery may be considered, but it’s hard to know if it will actually work.

    Luckily, the Eyelid Center of Utah is here to answer those questions! If you are only noticing wrinkles under your eyes when you smile, this will be best improved during the nonsurgical route of Botox. However, surgery is highly recommended when there is a component of fat protrusion or prolapse and can be done at any time depending on your anatomy and goals. Here are the basics on what you need to know:

    • The average cost of getting eyelid surgery is approximately $3,000.
    • The procedure of lower eyelid surgery is to remove the excess skin and fat located under the eye and sew the skin back together. This will allow the skin under the eye to appear tighter.
    • After the procedure, you will be given instructions on how to care for your skin. You may need to use ointments and eyedrops to help prevent infections. You may also notice some swelling, soreness, and bruising, which will go away within a week of the surgery.

    Overall, surgery can help to keep your eyes looking bright and young, and is definitely worth the cost as it truly is the most successful way to keep those eye bags away! If you’d like to learn more about eyelid surgery to remove unwanted bags under your eyes, contact the Eyelid Center of Utah today for an appointment!

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    The market is awash with many products that claim to assist in removing puffiness and lightening the region below the eyes. Unfortunately, a good majority provide minimal results, sometimes none.

    In this post, you will learn how to remove the under-eye bags forever -using at-home treatments.

    Let’s dive right in;

    1. Use tea bags

    Tea isn’t just for drinking alone. You can use caffeinated tea bags for eye bags and dark circles as well.

    The caffeine content has strong antioxidants believed to increase the rate of blood circulation on your skin. Even better, caffeinated teabags protect the eye regions from sun rays, thus slowing the aging process.

    You can also use green tea for ant-inflammatory effects by following the steps below:

    • Steep two tea bags for a minimum of 3 minutes.
    • Leave the tea bags in the refrigerator for 20 minutes
    • Squeeze the wet tea bags and apply the liquid beneath the eye.
    • Leave the tea bags on for at least half an hour.

    2. Use a cold compress

    Forget about the expensive creams. You can use a simple technique like a cold compressor to get rid of the dark circles under your eyes.

    Your blood vessels constrict as you apply the cold compress to the eye areas. As a result, you enjoy some temporary pain relief while ridding off eye bags.

    While you can buy a cold compressor at any retail shop, using materials at your disposal can still work.

    Here are a few DIY methods worth trying;

    • A cold teaspoon
    • Cool cucumber
    • Wet cloth
    • Frozen veggies.

    Before you apply the cold compress, wrap it with a soft cloth to protect your skin. Otherwise, applying the cold compress directly can freeze your skin .

    The method provides immediate relief since you need to apply the compress for a few minutes only.

    3. Clearing your sinuses using a neti pot

    A neti pot can assist you in removing the under-eye bags and dark circles, as many victims testify.

    To create your neti pot, follow the steps below;

    • Step 1 : Pour 1/2 teaspoon of salt and one glass of water in a neti pot. Heat the saline solution to dissolve and let the temperature cool before you use it.
    • Step 2 : Position your head sideways over the sink.
    • Step 3: Place the spout of the pot in the upper nostril.
    • Step 4: Slowly pour the solution into the nostril until it drains.
    • Step 5: Tilt your head in the opposite direction and repeat the same process.

    Make sure you use distilled water to create the saline solution if you decide to try this method at home. Alternatively, you can boil tap water and use it when cool.

    Neti pots are also available online in case you don’t want to create your own.

    4. Stay hydrated

    Do you know more than half of your body weight consist of water? Therefore, lack of enough water in your body may be the reason for under-eye bags. Drinking enough water helps you to rectify such.

    The recommended capacity to consume is 13 cups for men and 9 cups for ladies, every day.

    Don’t like watery fluids? It is exciting to let you know all fluids add up to your total daily consumption. Try flavored waters or even water mixed with fruits.

    5. Apply retinol cream

    You can opt to use cream but be keen on specific ingredients. Retinol creams contain specific compositions making them fit for certain skin problems, including

    • Aging
    • Some cancers
    • Acne
    • Psoriasis.

    How about Retinol creams on eye bags? The creams contain ingredients that improve collagen deficiency when you apply. Depending on the doctor`s prescription, you can apply it once a day, 30 minutes after washing your face.

    If you are pregnant, avoid retinol creams.

    6. Use lightening products

    Do you ever wonder what is unique about lightening products? Hydroquinone (the main ingredient in a skin-lightening cream) alters melanin production, responsible for dark coloring.

    The products reduce the appearance of dark bags around the eyes.

    Hydroquinone is present in several creams, gels, and lotions purchased over the counter. In case you need high concentration, consult a dermatologist. Otherwise, you`ll need to use the cream consistently for the desired results.

    Take note! Hydroquinone can have side effects when misused. Keep your skin away from light while using the cream. Therefore, it is safe to apply the cream at night only.

    When To Consult a Doctor

    There are many ways to prevent discoloration under the eyes, but these are just the most effective yet simple treatments.

    Now that you have a few tricks you try at home; it’s time to pick your preferred method. Remember to do it repeatedly to get the best results.

    That said, if your symptoms persist or even get worse as time goes on, see your doctor to get a long-term solution.

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    Under-eye bags can be a huge annoyance—who wants to look more tired than they are?!—and are a common focus in skincare commercials touting eye creams that promise to reduce dark circles and reduce puffiness. The good news is that you don’t have to go out and purchase lotion and potions to get rid of bags under your eyes. In some cases, you can grab things you already have at home. We talked to the experts to find out what causes bags under your eyes and what you can do about it right now.

    What causes bags under your eyes?

    “Bags are caused by either fat herniating through the very thin lower eyelid muscle,” notes Dr. Ted Lain, board-certified dermatologist and Chief Medical Officer at Sanova Dermatology, “or from lymphatic swelling, or both.” The good news is that bags under your eyes are often just cosmetic and aren’t a sign of a serious underlying condition. According to Dr. Lucy Chen, board-certified Miami dermatologist of Riverchase Dermatology, they aren’t a cause for concern.

    Dr. Chen notes common causes of bags under the eyes include:

    • Dehydration,
    • Consumption of too much salt,
    • Stress,
    • Lack of sleep
    • Smoking
    • Allergies
    • Aging

    Sometimes, under-eye bags can even just be caused by genetics, according to Dr. Shuting Hu, cosmetic scientist and founder of Acaderma. In fact, studies have been conducted that confirm and help pinpoint exact genes that contribute to sagging eyelids. The good news is that no matter the cause, there are both at-home and medicinal treatment options for under-eye bags.

    Should you see a specialist for bags under your eyes?

    You can see a specialist to help pinpoint the cause of bags under your eyes; however, because they often are not concerning, there isn’t usually a need to see a specialist. As with anything, there are always exceptions, however, so if you’re concerned, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

    “For the most part, under-eye bags are a cosmetic concern and not a medical concern,” confirms Washington D.C.-based celebrity dermatologist Dr. Tina
    Alster, MD, FAAD, creator and co-founder of The A Method® Skincare. “In some instances, vision can be affected due to excessive eyelid drooping and should be evaluated by a specialist. Persistent pain, burning, and itching of the eyes or eyelid skin should also be investigated and treated.”

    What ingredients should you look for in eye creams for under-eye bags?

    If you choose to use an eye cream that can address under-eye bags specifically, there are a number of ingredients to look for, according to Dr. Hu:

    • Vitamin C, to brighten skin, boost collagen and de-puff under-eye bags
    • Retinoids, an anti-aging ingredient to regenerate cell growth
    • Peptides, which support collagen production
    • Ceramides, to hydrate the skin and improve elasticity

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    Wear sunscreen every day

    “Your skin is extremely delicate and prone to sun damage,” notes Dr. Hu. “I recommend wearing sunscreen or a UV-barrier for an added layer of protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays.”

    Stay hydrated

    “Hydration is key to minimizing swelling around the eyes,” reveals Dr. Chen. “When you are not consuming enough water, your body reacts by retaining water. Fluid retention causes inflammation under the eyes. Try and drink 8 eight oz glasses of water throughout the day, and listen to your body; it will tell you when it is thirsty.”

    Get adequate rest

    According to Dr. Hu, lack of sleep can be a cause for bags under the eyes; rest can sometimes help reduce the appearance of these bags.

    Use a cold compress

    “Either in the mornings or right before bed, applying something cold will help the blood vessels to constrict quickly for some temporary relief and this will also help with bringing down any swelling,” explains Dr. Hu.

    Place green tea bags under the eyes

    “The tea is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and the caffeine constricts the blood flow that is causing the puffiness,” notes Dr. Chen. “You can soak the tea bags and then refrigerate for 10-20 minutes. Then place the tea bags on your eyes for about 10-25 minutes.”

    Drinking turmeric tea

    “Or [you can try] applying turmeric under the eyes can minimize bags and dark circles,” reveals Dr. Chen. “Turmeric is a natural antioxidant that contains antimicrobial properties that brighten dark circles and fight inflammation.”

    Stop smoking

    Dr. Chen notes that smoking can be a cause of under-eye bags. The American Academy of Ophthalmology explains smoking contributes to collagen loss, leading to thinner skin under the eyes that can make bags more visible.

    Seek treatment for allergies

    Dr. Hu notes that allergies are a cause of under-eye bags, and seeking treatment for allergies and/or taking over-the-counter allergy medications may help reduce puffiness.

    Sleep with your head elevated

    “Elevating your head at night will prevent fluids from pooling under your eyes when you sleep,” shares Dr. Alster.

    Limit your fluid intake as it gets closer to bedtime

    Dr. Alster notes this will also help prevent fluid-build up when you are lying down for bed.

    Eat collagen-rich foods

    “Vitamin C is a powerful vitamin for your skin’s health,” explains Dr. Hu. “Having a diet that includes foods high in Vitamin C and amino acids will boost your collagen production which will result in healthier, plumper skin.”

    Reduce your salt intake

    According to Dr. Alster, this can help prevent swelling, even under your eyes.

    Use a jade roller

    “Jade rollers are another excellent tool you can use at home for under-eye bags,” shares Dr. Chen. “The rollers can calm and tighten the skin; tightening the skin creates a smooth appearance. They also massage the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin), which helps reduce puffiness from lymphatic fluid-build up.”

    Use a topical treatment

    “If [under-eye bags] are due to swelling, topicals that reduce inflammation and constrict vessels can help,” explains Dr. Lain. “Look for ingredients such as caffeine, aloe, green tea extract, manuka honey and Vitamin C.”

    Use an under-eye concealer

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the use of cosmetic concealers to help hide under-eye bags and dark circles.

    Contact a specialist

    “If you ever find that your under-eye bag swelling is persistent, uncomfortable, or causing pain, you should see a specialist to check and see if there are any more serious, underlying causes,” adds Dr. Hu.

    Surgery

    Dr. Lain notes that if you see a specialist and your under-eye bags are caused by fat herniating through muscle, surgery may be a viable treatment option.

    How to get all the eevee evolutions in diamondpearlplatinum

    Evolve Eevee into each of its unique Evolutions

    How to get all the eevee evolutions in diamondpearlplatinum

    Evolving new Pokémon is a huge part of the allure of the entire franchise, but especially so for Pokémon GO. Taking a seemingly useless character and upgrading them, making them tougher and more challenging, is always fun. But for Pokémon they also take on unique forms and attributes, such as new types and attacks. And none are more effective at evolving than Eevee who can evolve into tons of different forms. But there are tricks to them all. Here’s all Eevee evolutions and how to them them all in Pokémon GO.

    Eevee Evolution Names

    Currently Eevee can evolve into seven different forms in Pokémon GO, with more potentially being added down the line as new generations are brought to the mobile game. Sylveon, for example is the currently last that’s been brought to the main series. Pokémon GO doesn’t have Sylveon yet though, so for now there’s just seven Eevee evolutions you’ll want to focus on. And with level 42 requiring that you evolve all unique forms of Eevee, with all of them having to be brand new, players will want to dust off the old methods once again.

    By far the quickest and easiest way to get all Eevee evolutions in Pokémon GO is to use the naming trick. Each evolution has a name you can give to any Eevee you want. Then just pay the 25 Candy cost to evolve them and they’ll transform into that type. But be warned, this only works once per name, so use them wisely. Here they are…

    Vaporeon – Rainer
    Jolteon – Sparky
    Flareon – Pyro
    Espeon – Sakura
    Umbreon – Tamao
    Leafeon – Linnea
    Glaceon – Rea

    But what if you’ve used these before? How to you get each version the hard way?

    How to Evolve Eevee into Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon

    These were the first of the Eevee evolutions added to Pokémon GO. In fact, they’ve been there from the very start. Unfortunately they’re also one of the toughest to make sure you get when evolving Eevee. As the base evolutions, simply hitting the evolve button and paying the 25 Candy will yield one of them at random. Luckily you should have saved up plenty of Eevee Candy to try this little slot machine enough to get them all.

    How to get all the eevee evolutions in diamondpearlplatinum

    How to Evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon

    The next set of Eevee evolutions added to Pokémon GO were Espeon and Umbreon from Gen 2. These Psychic and Dark type characters, respectively, were huge changes for the mobile game and added complexity to evolving Eevee. This time, if you can’t use the naming trick, you need to walk an Eevee 10km as your buddy before evolving, and focus on the time to make sure you get the one you want.

    Pick an Eevee that you want to evolve into either Espeon or Umbreon then make them your buddy. To do this just tap the buddy icon in the bottom right, scroll to the bottom and select Swap Buddy. Keep them as your buddy until you’ve walked 10km and finished evolving them. Then if you want Espeon just do it during the day (before 7pm) and for Umbreon do it at night (after 7pm and before 6am).

    How to Evolve Eevee Leafeon and Glaceon

    Finally Eevee evolutions got even more confusing in Pokémon GO with the addition of Gen 4’s Leafeon and Glaceon. This time you’ll need an item, or someone around you will need to use one that you can access. To evolve Eevee into Leafeon you need to be within range of a Poké Stop that has an active Mossy Lure on it. You can see this on the map with flying leaves surrounding it. Glaceon requires the Stop to instead have a Glacial Lure on it, which will display with swirling ice. Most players have gotten these for free from various events, but they can also be purchased from the shop for 200 Poké Coins a piece. Once you have one just use it on a Stop and evolve an Eevee while standing nearby.

    And that’s all Eevee evolutions and how to them them all in Pokémon GO. Sylveon may be added later, so check back for more when Gen 6 hits and after.

    By Ford James 25 May 2021

    There are plenty of Pokemon Go Eevee evolution nicknames to use for the numerous evolutions, and we’ve got them all here

    How to get all the eevee evolutions in diamondpearlplatinum

    Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions can be confusing if you’re new to the game, or the world of Pokemon in general, we’re here to help. All eight Eevee evolutions are in Pokemon Go now – yes, including Sylveon, finally – and we’ve got the details on how to get all of them via the usual method, and the one-time use nickname trick for each one. Keep reading for all the details on the Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions (or Eevee-lutions).

    Pokemon Go Eevee evolution nicknames

    First up is each of the Eevee nicknames you can use in Pokemon Go. All Eevee evolutions are in the game now and in order to guarantee that you’ll get one of them, you can use a nickname. Simply rename your Eevee to the following names in order to secure the evolution when you use 25 candy:

    • Vaporeon: Rainer
    • Jolteon: Sparky
    • Flareon: Pyro
    • Espeon: Sakura
    • Umbreon: Tamao
    • Leafeon: Linnea
    • Glaceon: Rea
    • Sylveon: Kira

    When you’ve used each nickname once however, you can’t use it again. So how do you guarantee which Eevee evolution you’ll get after this?

    How to get Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon in Pokemon Go

    For the original three Eeveelutions – Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon – it’s bad news I’m afraid. There’s no way of guaranteeing any of these three, which means you have to keep catching Eevees and evolving them with 25 candy until you get the one you want. Thankfully, Eevee isn’t a particularly rare Pokemon so you should be able to do this without too many problems if you’re a frequent player.

    How to get Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go

    For the two Gen 2 Eeveelutions – Espeon and Umbreon – there is a second method you can use after the nickname trick. You simply have to add Eevee as your buddy, so it walks alongside you, and walk for 10km. At this point, when you evolve that specific Eevee, it will turn into Espeon if you do it during the day, or Umbreon during the night. You can tell what the game thinks it is by the colour of the sky in-game, rather than in real life.

    How to get Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokemon Go

    Leafeon and Glaceon are the latest additions to the game with Gen 4, and they’re obtained with two brand new items. If you’ve exhausted the two nicknames, you can get more by heading to a Pokestop and applying a Mossy Lure for Leafeon, or a Glacial Lure for Glaceon. These can be purchased from the in-game store for 200 coins each, and they work like normal lures, except they attract Pokemon of specific types and allow you to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon. You can make sure it’s working correctly by checking the silhouette of the evolution on the button has changed to the one you’re after.

    How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go

    Sylveon is finally here! We can all rejoice. We have a dedicated Pokemon Go Sylveon guide that goes into detail about how to unlock the Fairy-type Eevee-lution, so make sure you check that out for more info, but the gist of it is this:

    Sylveon is all about friendship, so you need to make Eevee your buddy and earn 75 hearts with it. This can take a while, but as long as you’re maximising the amount of hearts you earn each day, you can get through it in about a week. As always, to make sure you’ve earned enough buddy hearts, double check the silhouette below Eevee before you evolve.

    One of the resident guide writers around these parts, give me a game and I will write every “how to” I possibly can or die trying. When I’m not knee-deep in a game to write guides on, you’ll find me hurtling round the track in F1, flinging balls on my phone in Pokemon Go, pretending to know what I’m doing in Football Manager, or clicking on heads in Valorant.

    Leafeon along with Glaceon was introduced in the Generation IV games of Pokemon. These games are namely Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and later Platinum. Leafeon is a Grass-type Pokemon which would go on to appear in the later games as one of Eevee’s evolved forms. The question now is how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon? Does it evolve with an evolution stone, or do you have to do some tedious steps?

    Keep in mind that you had to do a lot of work to improve the Friendship rating of Eevee to get an Espeon and Umbreon.

    Don’t worry as we’ll teach you the steps with evolving Eevee into Leafeon. The other thing you have to wonder is if it is even good enough to evolve since you usually just get one Eevee per game.

    How to get all the eevee evolutions in diamondpearlplatinum

    Guide Information in Evolving Eevee Into Leafeon

    Let us start first answer the question of how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon before we get to other stuff. First of all, Leafeon can only be evolved from the Generation IV games going up. You cannot get a Leafeon if you played prior Pokemon games before Generation IV. The first thing you need is an Eevee which you usually get one per game. That’s where the challenge is when you have to decide which evolution your Eevee should be. This is why we’re going to add some details later why you may or may not want to evolve Eevee into Leafeon.

    Anyway, the steps to evolving Leafeon is very easy. All you need to do is find a Moss Rock and level up your Eevee near it. When the Eevee levels up near the Moss Rock, it will evolve into Leafeon.

    It is even easier in Generation VIII, which is Sword and Shield where you just give it a Leaf Stone. Only in the Generation IV games HeartGold and SoulSilver where you can’t evolve an Eevee into a Leafeon but rather obtain it through trade.

    Moss Rock Locations

    • Diamond/Pearl/Platinum – Located in the southwest area of Eterna Forest.
    • Black/White/Black2/White 2 – Located in the southwest area of Pinwheel Forest.
    • X/Y – Located on Route 20
    • Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – Located in the northeast area of Petalburg Woods but you need Cut.
    • Sun/Moon/Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – Located in the northeast area of the Lush Jungle.

    Is Leafeon Worth Getting?

    The answer to that is a bit situational, even if you know how to evolve Eevee into Espeon. If you have a means of getting a ton of Eevees regardless of the method, then it’s good to add it to your lineup. If you are limited when it comes to getting an Eevee, then evolving it into Leafeon should be low on your priorities. There could be better Grass-types in the game that you are playing and as we stated, Leafeon is a situational one that can be a hit or a miss.

    What Makes Leafeon Good or Bad?

    The thing that makes Leafeon good or bad is its stats. It has high physical stats such as Attack and Defense. It has low HP and special stats like Sp. Attack and Sp. Defense. The Speed stat is good but can be outmatched by other Pokemon.

    The reason why this can be good or bad is that you have to build up your Leafeon. A lot of Grass moves utilize the Special stats and they deal with Special damage. Considering that Leafeon has poor Special stats, you need to teach it moves that will complement its physical characteristic.

    Tricky Move List

    It can definitely hit and tank a hit, but its move list can be a bit of a puzzle that you have to solve. There are only a few Grass moves that rely on physical attributes. The only notable physical Grass moves are Bullet Seed and Razor Leaf and their damage get bad later on when you’re facing stronger Pokemon. Your main ticket is to find and teach it moves that are physical so that you can utilize its stats. They don’t have to be Grass moves but it beats the purpose of its typing.

    What You Can Teach To Leafeon

    You can teach it moves like Dig, Iron Tail, and even Aerial Ace. The other thing is that being a Grass-type, it has five weaknesses. It is weak to Fire, Bug, Ice, Flying, and Poison-types. The final verdict is that you can keep your Leafeon and build it up to be competent in the game that you’re playing. However, it isn’t advised that you use this in competitive. Even if you know how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon, you may still need to think twice.

    Conclusion

    Leafeon is indeed an interesting specimen and makes you think whether you want to add it to your party or not. Evolving it alone can be a question since it is a hit or miss Pokemon in terms of how it can add an impact to your team. You can find better Grass-types to change it due to its physical capabilities. That’s the other thing where you can have far better competent physical attackers.

    The good thing is that when you learn how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon, it isn’t entirely that hard to evolve it. You just have to wait to get to the Moss Rock or get an Eevee for that matter. It may not be a bad idea to have it though if you just want to get one and won’t even bother using it. It all boils down to the fact that if you just want to collect it or you have sources for other Eevees.

    How to beat drug addiction

    Table of Contents

    There are a lot of misconceptions out there about addiction–especially from the addict’s perspective. Early in the quitting process, most addicts believe that they have the power to quit; they have the power over themselves–body and mind–to deal with withdrawal and stay sober, all on their own. The problem is that people don’t always realize how difficult or serious overcoming a drug addiction can be. Beating addiction alone is not always attainable or safe. In some cases, professional help is necessary to prevent dangers of withdrawal symptoms, while in other cases, treatment is simply recommended because it may improve the odds of success with drug rehab treatment or at least make the process easier and more comfortable. The following are reasons why it’s best not to try to beat addiction alone but instead to rely on the support of a professional drug rehab treatment center and/or medical detox program.

    Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Dangers

    The withdrawal process is the main reason people should generally not aim to overcome addiction without the help of professionals. The withdrawal process can be uncomfortable and result in many people going back to the substance to make the symptoms stop. In other words, the process can get in the way of successful recovery. Further, in some cases, withdrawal can actually be dangerous and even fatal. That’s why it’s smart, and sometimes essential, to gain professional support in going through the withdrawal process.

    Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

    There is an acute withdrawal period directly after the person stops using the substance, and then there is also an ongoing withdrawal called post-acute withdrawal syndrome that can make ongoing recovery difficult. Acute withdrawal happens because the body becomes accustomed to functioning with the drug or alcohol in its system. It has adapted to it, and the substance has been affecting the brain’s normal operation. When the substance is removed from the body, it now has to adapt to functioning without the substance there. When the removal is sudden, the body can have a harder time adapting. Withdrawal symptoms are more likely, and can be more severe, with long-term use and/or higher amounts of a substance. The type of substance and the individual can also affect drug withdrawal symptoms. In other words, different people can have differing withdrawal experiences, even with the same drug.

    Drug Withdrawal Can Be Uncomfortable

    Withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can cause many symptoms that are very difficult to handle. The person quitting the substance could experience sweating, shaking and irritability. They could have headaches, nausea and other difficult physical symptoms along with tough mental symptoms such as depression or anxiety, hallucinations, and even seizures. The type of uncomfortable symptom will vary by the type of substance used.

    Drug Withdrawal Can Be Fatal

    Sometimes the symptoms that occur because of substance withdrawal are very serious. They can even lead to death. Some of the more serious symptoms that can be experienced include seizures, tremors, convulsions, respiratory failure, strokes and heart attacks. It’s also possible for the withdrawal process tobe fatal. Can heroin withdrawal kill you? While many people think heroin would have some of the worst withdrawal symptoms, quitting this substance is not likely to be fatal. Quitting opioids like heroin can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as muscle aches and other pain, cravings, fever, tremors and digestive troubles. Is alcohol withdrawal fatal? It may surprise people to know that even though alcohol is legal and not always seen as a big deal, withdrawal from it can indeed be fatal. Stopping alcohol, especially too suddenly, can lead to serious symptoms that include stroke, seizures and heart attack. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines, a class of prescription medications, can be equally fatal, if not approached while under medical supervision. While withdrawal from other substances can be extremely uncomfortable and at times, debilitating, they don’t tend to put recovering addicts at a high risk for death.

    Medically-Supervised Detox

    A medical drug detox program, sometimes called withdrawal therapy, is the professional solution to withdrawal from drugs. A medical detox is designed to help a person quit using the substance in a safe and more comfortable way. There are a number of reasons that using a medically-supervised detox is preferable to trying to detox and recover on your own. Medical detox programs are:

    • Highly-Supportive: Through professional support, medical drug detox can make quitting more attainable, easier and less likely to result in difficult and even life-threatening symptoms. The aim is also to help the person quit the addictive substance faster and then move forward with sobriety and recovery.
    • Intensive and Focused: The detox period is different from rehab treatment. It does not generally include therapy, which is part of the later drug rehab process, but instead puts the focus on helping the person stop using the substance and get past the withdrawal symptoms that may present themselves. It is a short-term solution to prevent and manage acute withdrawal symptoms.
    • Medically-Managed: Detoxification often includes medication management that helps manage some of the symptoms and may prevent others, such as seizures. The program will help the person slowly taper off from the drug or quickly stop, depending on the situation. Sometimes a medication will be used to substitute the substance the person is addicted to. Just as the withdrawal symptoms can vary, the detox program will be different to address each person’s needs and the type of substance used.
    • Professional Monitored: Detox can also include monitoring to ensure that the person remains safe during withdrawal and then address any problems that may arise. Further, going through detox in an inpatient setting can help because it takes the person away from the substance and triggers while quitting to prevent her from using the substance or another substance to make the withdrawal symptoms stop.

    Granite Recovery Centers provides medical detoxification for people who do not need immediate medical intervention, are not a danger to themselves, and are capable of self-evacuation in the event of an emergency.

    Lasting Sobriety Requires Professional, Ongoing Support

    Detox is often best approached with professional supervision, but should also be heavily supported by a comprehensive inpatient drug treatment program. Whereas medical detox fixes the body’s cravings for drugs and/or alcohol, inpatient rehab followed by a step-down program helps eliminate the mind’s cravings. Addiction is an addiction of the body, mind, and spirit; and until all aspects are healed, lasting sobriety can be near impossible. With the right inpatient program and step-down supports in place, an addict can learn to beat drug addiction for good, and live a happy, purposeful life. Granite Recovery Centers offers a full continuum of care of alcohol and drug addiction treatment in 11 centers throughout New Hampshire offering the support you need in every step of your recovery from addiction. Contact Granite Recovery Centers to find out how we can help make overcoming an addiction easier and safer, call (603) 339-4160 today.

    How to beat drug addiction

    In a world full of glory, I just do not understand where the concept of drugs came from! I might sound a bit strange here, but I really cannot, in any way, find out the clear connection between drugs and satisfaction! Though I know that drugs and their addiction belong to the psychological domain, I am well aware that about 3/4th of the addicts out there consume it to look cool or for the sake of their friendship theories. Today in this article, I am going to share natural remedies to help beat drug addiction. So without any further ado, let us quickly get to the main context.

    What is Drug Addiction?

    How to beat drug addiction

    Well, before looking up to beat drug addiction, you should know what really is drug addiction. If you are someone who consumes alcohol every year at the new year party, you are not someone who should be looking for ways to beat drug addiction.

    However, if a person is consuming alcohol, meth, cocaine, heroin, or any other deadliest drug daily or maybe more than once in 24 hours, you should DEFINITELY search for a solution to get rid of it as possible. If you do not pay any heed to it at all, you might be currently in the stages of losing all the essential nutrients in your body that are responsible for its well-functioning.

    My little tip for you: Even if you are not a binge consumer of drugs, I suggest you look out for ways to get rid of any drug containing drinks; to ensure a better, healthier, and safer life!

    Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

    How to beat drug addiction

    I would not classify drug addiction as a disease because its impacts deserve a word far more critical than ‘Disease.’ In some instances, such as in the excessive consumption of heroin when the respiratory system becomes blocked, you might even incur a sudden death! What can be worse than this?

    Central Nervous System damage, as well as blood cancer, are also associated with binge drug consumption. However, sometimes drug addiction might not cause such significant harm to your body at all. That is when you are still frequently consuming the drinks but in a highly mild form, and hence they do not cause a VERY harmful impact on you. From here, you might get into the complexity of the debate about whether drug addiction should be called a disease or not? Decide for yourself, and I leave it to you!

    Sings of Drug Addiction:

    It is effortless to identify if a person is a drug addict or not. The following mentioned factors are associated with people who are caught in high addictiveness of drugs. Check these out.

    If you are a drug addict:

    • You will always have a lousy breathing odor.
    • When your drug is not available to you at your scheduled time, you will start reacting strangely and aggressively.
    • You will consider drug consumption very reasonable!
    • Loss of sleep and disturbed sleep are prevalent symptoms experienced by drug addicts.
    • Appetite loss is yet another sign of drug addiction. You will feel hungry very less often.

    Apart from these significant signs of drug addiction, there may be others, such as coughing, nausea, irritation, slurred speed, etc. It depends upon the drug you are consuming and the narcotics you are addicted to. Because every drug has its ingredients, which direct the way a person reacts once they stick its consumption.

    Effects of Drug Addiction:

    I can not say that addiction to all drugs causes the same effect. However, most of the results involve damaging the liver and the brain as well. The impact a drug is causing also depends on the time for which it stays in your body. For example, how long does alcohol stay in your body will determine how long it will keep damaging your kidneys and intestines.

    Some of the widespread effects of drug addiction are as follows:

    • Aggressiveness in nature
    • Carelessness and irresponsibility in character
    • Flu and cough for most of the days
    • Slow reflex action extreme mood swings
    • Vomiting often after eating something
    • Weird reaction to dangerous situations
    • Unprofessionalism in behavior
    • Avoiding people and socialism

    Best Natural Ways to Beat Drug Addiction

    How to beat drug addiction

    Do not worry if you think you have come too far on the road to drug addiction. Remember that there is always a way back. All that is needed is CONSISTENCY and an OATH to oneself to commit to whatever you plan. Below I am going to list some of the best natural ways to beat drug addiction. If you care about your health and yourself, you definitely would consider paying attention to these remedies.

    I know you would find it very difficult at the start, but you must understand that every good change happens gradually!

    Change your company: If you think it is mostly because of your friends that you consume drugs frequently, the best thing to do is change your company. I know you would not like doing it all of a sudden, but you can start up avoiding events your friends attend where drug consumption is a must. Try it out!

    Try taking energy boosters: If you are a person who is addicted to drugs just because it gives you energy, happiness, and satisfaction, try out some other energy-boosting drinks. They would not harm your system, and the purpose of attaining power and experiencing euphoria will also be fulfilled. Trust me, and this works best!

    Please consult a doctor: About half of the people who are drug addicts consume them to treat depression. Let me tell you that, though you are consuming drugs to stay away from depression and mental problems, you make yourself more prone to other body-related dysfunction such as blood clotting, brain damage, and kidney failure. It is better to consult a doctor and go through proper counseling rather than just consuming a drug and relying upon it to make you feel better. I will instead call this stupid!

    Conclusion:

    Drug addiction is no less than a curse. I do not think anyone out of you all who is consuming drugs will be happy with doing, such after reading out the harsh effects they cause to your body system. I know it a hard journey, but I wish you the best of luck in successfully crossing the bridge to the other side of life where no drugs exist! A happy, healthy life is your next goal: go for it!

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    Minnesota law prohibits the possession, manufacture, and sale of certain controlled substances. If you are charged with a drug crime, there may be several drug defenses available. One should always consult with an attorney if charged with a criminal offense, but the following are the top ten defenses one might use to combat a drug charge.

    How to beat drug addictionUnlawful Search or Seizure

    Search and seizure issues are quite common in drug cases. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. In other words, police generally may not search or seize a person’s property without first having probable cause to believe that she committed a crime. If an officer illegally searches or seizes an individual’s property, any evidence obtained during that search may not be used at trial. If the evidence is suppressed, the State cannot proceed and the charge will usually be dismissed.

    Lack of Possession

    Another common defense to a drug charge is to simply that the drugs don’t belong to the person charged. This defense has a greater likelihood of success if more than one person is present at the time the drugs are discovered. For example, if the drugs are found in an apartment with multiple tenants, a defendant can argue that the drugs do not belong to her, or that she had no idea drugs were present. This defense places the burden of proof on the State to show that the drugs actually belonged to the defendant.

    How to beat drug addictionMiranda Rights Violation

    If a person is placed under arrest and he makes statements before the police inform him of his right to remain silent, those statements may not be used against him in court. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that whenever a person is taken into police custody, the individual must be told of his right to not make any self-incriminating statements before being questioned by the police.

    How to beat drug addictionEntrapment

    Entrapment occurs when a law enforcement officer pressures a person into committing a crime that the person would have otherwise been unlikely or unwilling to commit. Entrapment is an abuse of police power. Further, if individual working for police (e.g. an informant) pressures a person into passing drugs to a third party, the entrapment defense may apply.

    How to beat drug addictionProof of Substance/Crime Lab Analysis

    Just because the State says that the evidence obtained by police looks like cocaine or meth doesn’t mean that it actually is. The State is required to scientifically prove that a substance is a controlled substance by sending the evidence to a crime lab for analysis. The crime lab analyst must then testify at trial and affirm the veracity of the drugs. If the State fails to provide such evidence, the case will likely be dismissed.

    How to beat drug addictionProof of Knowledge or Intent

    The State must prove that a defendant had a particular state of mind at the time the drugs were possessed. For example, the State needs to prove that an individual had actual knowledge that he or she possessed drugs. If a person is charged with a sales crime, the State must prove that the person intentionally sold a particular drug. If the State fails to prove that the individual actually knew that he or she was in possession of drugs or intentionally sold drugs, the charges may be dropped.

    How to beat drug addictionPresence of the Actual Drugs

    The State must be able to produce the actual drugs for which a person is being charged. If you are charged with a drug crime and the State no longer retains the actual drugs seized during the officer’s search, the charge will likely be dropped.

    How to beat drug addictionDeferred Prosecution Programs

    In Minnesota, some jurisdictions offer diversion programs for individuals charged with drug crimes. In other words, an individual may avail himself to a plea negotiation that will divert his sentencing in the event that he successfully completes certain requirements. These programs are called diversion programs, and are designed to help keep low-level, misdemeanor offenders out of jail. In certain circumstances charges may be dropped, and in some cases, may help a person avoid court appearances or fines.

    How to beat drug addictionAddiction

    If an individual is addicted to drugs or alcohol, there may be help within the criminal justice system. If a person is willing to enter a Treatment Court, adjudication of a sentence may be stayed if one successfully completes the program. Treatment Court programs are rigorous, and include intensive supervision, but if one successfully completes the program, all charges may be dismissed.

    How to beat drug addictionMedical Marijuana Exception

    The use of medical marijuana was recently legalized in Minnesota. However, a person must be a legal resident of Minnesota, diagnosed with a qualifying condition, and have a medical prescription allowing her to participate in the registry program. If a person legally participates in this program, she likely has a defense to drug charges involving marijuana.

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    Many people who have come to the realization that they have a problem usually do not know where to start when looking for information on how to beat drug addiction. This day and age, the typical solution is the internet. And for good reason. The internet provides a wealth of information at anyone’s fingertips, 24/7, around the world. But it is also filled with would-be how-to guides simply so companies can either sell a product or service. So how can you differentiate between information that sounds good and what can actually help you overcome drug addiction?

    Be Aware of Misinformation

    Real recovery, meaning not only abstinence from drugs and alcohol but also freedom from the misery of an addicts mind, takes work. Many websites, especially those promoting quick fix “how-to” guides or trying to add another client to their revolving-door recovery center, do not go into the kind of effort and dedication that it will take for a real addict or alcoholic to attain sobriety. And for good reason. If they told them, far less people would even give it a chance.

    I am not saying that all of this information is wrong, in fact most of it is at least somewhat correct, but hearing the truth about a real drug or alcohol problem is usually very upsetting. Addiction is not something that can be fixed by the wave of a wand, or following the advice of a few paragraphs in a blog article. Real recovery takes work, and above all, it is near impossible to do it alone.

    Making a Decision Isn’t Enough

    Learning how to beat drug addiction is not simply something a person can just make a decision to do. Yes, making a choice to do something different is definitely a start, but for real drug addicts and alcoholics this simply is not enough. The unfortunate reality is, even people who know they have a problem and even decide to do something about it can still ultimately lead a miserable life until an untimely death.

    For those of us who have experience around 12 step programs, you hear a lot about the “gift of desperation”. How being at a bottom leaves you in a state of mind where you are ready to try nearly anything to stop living the life of an addict; ultimately doing things you would normally have balked at.

    For me, getting to the point where I was willing to do what it took to no longer abuse drugs or alcohol took time—a lot of it. Being honest with yourself that you not only have a problem but that you are willing to do whatever it takes to change takes an immense amount of commitment and dedication. It is no coincidence the first step of Alcoholics Anonymous revolves around the central theme of surrender.

    Educate Yourself

    I am not saying that the internet is completely full of misinformation. If that were true, writing this article would be an exercise in futility. I simply want to stress the point that just because someone stumbles upon some kind of solution that sounds good to them, it may not necessarily be the right one.

    I know for myself, once I found out what sobriety entailed, not only was I surprised but also I had a distinct lack of effort when it came to putting in the required work. It took a long time for me to even just get to the point where I was willing to do enough to stay sober.

    For more information about how to beat drug addiction, please visit the rest of our blog for interviews with professionals, real experiences from those who have attained sobriety, and resources on where to get help.

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    Understanding how people become addicted to drugs is an essential first step in confronting what has become a national crisis. For the individual, it is a compelling need, regardless of its destructive potential. For families and society as a whole, it is among the most serious of challenges. Overdose, poor health, broken homes, violence, and child abuse are just some of its negative impact. In addition, the economic burden from alcohol, illicit drugs, and nicotine cost the nation over $600 billion every year, says the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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    Addiction and the Brain

    How do people get hooked on drugs? At its most basic level, it is a disease affecting how the brain communicates with itself. Drugs do this in two ways. Some — like narcotics and cannabis — mimic the brain’s neurotransmitters. Methamphetamine, cocaine, and other stimulates overstimulate the brain’s reward system, causing it to produce excessive dopamine — its pleasure neurotransmitter. Either way, the brain reinforces behavior — drug use — with dopamine-induced pleasure. Once a person is addicted, the brain believes it “needs” this pleasure.

    Over time, it takes more drugs to achieve the desired effect. Believing it is supplying too much dopamine, the brain cuts back on its own production. Yet the reward system expects the same amount of this neurotransmitter, and the result is tolerance — where more of the drug is needed to maintain pleasurable dopamine levels.

    Drug addiction affects the brain in other ways. For example, another neurotransmitter called glutamate is also important in the brain’s pleasure/reward system. Glutamate is important to the brain’s learning abilities, and drug-induced glutamate imbalances partly explain why addicts suffer cognitive damage over time.

    The brain’s reward system isn’t the only area harmed by drugs. The NIDA says that images of the brain reveal areas responsible for judgment, decision-making, and behavior control are all damaged among drug addicts.

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    Beyond the Brain

    Addiction is more than a chemical process in the brain. A number of combined risk factors increase the likelihood of abusing drugs in the first place while reinforcing their ongoing use.

    Such biological factors as genetic predisposition, gender, ethnicity, or having a mental disorder affect an individual’s vulnerability to drug abuse. Stress, a person’s peer groups, a history of physical and sexual abuse, or socioeconomic status are among many environmental effects. Early drug addiction adversely influences adolescent brain development, and the younger a person begins the worse the drug problem becomes.

    Like many other chronic diseases, drug addiction is preventable. Prevention is in fact the single most effective approach. Ongoing outreach and education among vulnerable populations is essential. In spite of all of these compelling factors, drug addiction is a treatable disease. Whether it is nicotine, alcohol, heroin, or any other drug, help is available to those who want to quit.

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    Drug addiction can be a challenging experience not only for you but for your family as well. It can trick you into thinking that there is no solution or hope for getting better but things are not how they actually look like. Every medical expert states that a first step in overcoming addiction is to acknowledge that you have a problem. There is absolutely no shame in asking for help and if you have already planned to fight it, you’re on the right path. In times like this, drugs can have lots of
    immediate consequences on your body, like depression, insomnia, changes in appetite and appearance. Besides the short-term effects of drugs, the long-time addiction will certainly lead to severe health conditions and increases the chance to endanger oneself or someone else by creating all sorts of damaging behaviours. You can
    overcome these problems with courage, patience and the right people around you. Start with the right mindset and observe that you’re not the only one who struggles with this addiction. Here are some of the most helpful habits you should build to beat your addiction:

    1. Seek professional help

    This process might be harder than you think it could be. Trying to beat this all by yourself is not a solution and that is why you should seek professional help. Every professional therapist can guide you through your mind to help you understand your feelings and the cause of your addiction. You doctor will more likely recommend you a group of therapy where you’ll be able to share your experiences and feelings with people who struggle with the same problem. Undoubtedly, you’ll create some connections with some of them which will encourage you to keep fighting your habits. There is a solution for almost every problem, and seeking help is an essential requirement if you want to evolve and recover.

    1. Start with a healthy diet

    Be aware of your body’s needs during recovery. To regain your mind and body strength you’ll need to form a whole new diet. You already know how these toxic substances and changes in your diet can accelerate the ageing process and leave your body extremely weak. It is a common problem among many people that struggle with this problem because absolutely every substance abuse can lead to loss of appetite and malnutrition. Hence, you should take into consideration your nutritional intake during recovery if you want your body to fight the addiction. By
    eating healthy, your body will receive the necessary intake of minerals and vitamins that it requires. This process will help you to speed up your recovery, elevate your mood, maintain the health of your vital organs and restore energy. A rich diet is essential if you want your body to resist through recovery and avoid irritability, increased sensitivity and mood swings.

    1. Find new hobbies

    Everyone struggles with all sorts of cravings. It won’t be long until your body will ask you to go back there. Thus, keeping your mind and body busyn all the time is

    the best thing you could do. You should seek options and healthy pleasures to get easily through the day and develop satisfaction with yourself. By experimenting with different hobbies, you may discover the right one for you. Experiment with a new music genre, start painting, karate, singing or play video games. You could travel and discover new cultures and customs or maybe fall in love with a new country. There are plenty of activities meant to distract you from bad habits in a creative and fulfilling way. You should give yourself time to see what you enjoy doing the most.

    1. Learn how to meditate

    Beating addiction means a lot more than just ceasing drugs intake. You should learn how to fight your sadness, anger, anxiety and stress. These are all the main negative emotions that lead to addiction. Is it known that everything starts inside your mind, and you should learn how to stop it from time to time. Meditation has helped many individuals to organize their thoughts and confront their fears. Sitting alone in a room with a calming ambience and music will allow you to reflect patiently on your emotions and feelings. Start looking for a teacher if you don’t know how to do it properly or make short research, there are plenty of resources and
    guides for meditation.

    1. Adopt a pet

    We all underestimate the healing power that animals have upon us. Having a dog or a cat as a companion during your recovery process is the best decision you’ve made. Research has shown that creating a human-animal bonding can help you reduce anxiety and improve well-being. Nothing compares with a calming purr or an enthusiastic welcome from your beloved pet. This is a natural manner to reduce negative emotions such as shame, anxiety and loneliness that many addicts encounter. Whenever you feel overwhelmed petting your cat or having a short walk with your dog can be extremely helpful.

    In general, people who are confronted with this type of problem are not very active. Your body suffers from substance abuse which makes you feel sluggish, tired and groggy. An unproductive day and desire to lounge all the time will inevitably lead to addiction. You could fight this habit by doing a regular
    set of exercises. Start jogging if you like, swimming or any sport that passes through your mind right now, any type of physical movement will do. You will feel much better about yourself, build your focus and even sleep better.

    1. Rebuild your social life

    It might sound silly but it is very important to surround yourself with honest people that understand and support you. For someone who struggles with addiction is necessary to be constantly encouraged by someone dear. Besides therapy groups where you’ll discover that you’re not alone in this, having perceptive friends around is more than enough. A good group of friends that are motivated to better themselves should be encouraging enough.

    To defeat your addiction you must be patient, have courage and maintain a positive attitude. If you are already going through recovery, following these simple tips should ease your process. You should maintain healthy habits and be honest not only with your family and friends but with yourself too.

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    We know that according to recent data, over 25 million Americans (although the real number is most likely double) suffer from a substance abuse issue. While there are many paths to overcoming addiction, here at 10 Acre Ranch we offer a Christian drug & alcohol addiction treatment program that is centered around Christ’s teachings, modern therapies and achieving recovery through the 12 Steps of Celebrate Recovery. Our program works with most major PPO insurance carriers and we are in-network with a number of plans. Our non-profit, true-to-form Christian treatment program is unlike many of the others you will find on the internet today. We have a truly separate Christian-track that is dedicated to providing our Christian clients with access to recovery that fits their spiritual needs while also addressing the core issues that lead to substance abuse. We ask you to remember 2 Corinthians 5:7, “Walk by faith, not by sight,” and take a leap of faith on recovery at 10 Acre Ranch.

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    As you or someone you know may have struggled with long term addiction, alcoholism, or substance abuse, the bible can offer a source of light in an otherwise dark and lonely world. Many have struggled to find sobriety and many have received a helping hand through their own spirituality with a personal connection to Jesus Christ. Here at 10 Acre Ranch, we offer a specialized Christian treatment program that allows you to recover with the power of Christ. Contact us now to learn more about how we can help.

    God is love and the bible promises that God is always with us. Through our faith in God we will receive help when we are weak, god will forgive our sins and heal our hearts. In the darkness of addiction we shut ourselves out from the rest of the world. When we lead a lifestyle controlled by alcohol or drugs, we avoid our family, our friends and we ultimately disconnect ourselves from God’s unconditional love.

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    Many people in recovery have been greatly helped by a “higher power,” a personal relationship to God with the benefits of forgiveness, healing and hope. This personal relationship can give a person the motivation to stay on track towards recovery and sober living. Many people claim that once they surrendered themselves to God, they found their commitment to real recovery. These experiences are exemplary of various biblical scriptures that anyone in a substance abuse treatment program can relate to.

    Corinthians 10:13

    No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

    This verse has long been cited in the field of addiction recovery and sobriety. In this verse, Paul warned us about being overconfident. Thinking we are stronger than we actually are can cause us to be vulnerable. The real promise of hope in this verse is the fact that God will always provide us with the strength to say no. God’s strength is our strength to bear.

    Corinthians 6:12

    All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.

    This verse is generally associated with sexual temptations and immorality, but you can apply the greater psychological concept towards any form of negative temptation. You may have the lawful right for instance, to consume any substance you could imagine but not all things are going to be helpful to you. Other things like alcohol or illicit drugs have the ability to dominate you and turn you into someone who you truly are not. Paul seems to preach moderation here but the point is that while all things could be legal, not all are beneficial to you. Ultimately, you should not allow yourself to become a slave to your own personal liberties

    Corinthians 15:33

    Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.

    The moments in life where we find ourselves swayed by bad influences are always much easier to identify in hindsight. We are always vulnerable in life and our experience reacting to these vulnerabilities can potentially make us stronger or weaker. Here, Paul warned about false teachers leading people astray from the teachings of Jesus Christ. But this is pertinent to patients in recovery, as addicts may have been led astray by their dark lifestyle that surrounded them during their period of substance abuse.

    James 5:15-16

    And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

    For anyone in recovery, hope is a cornerstone in the path towards sobriety. This verse is a lovely reminder that God can heal you, forgive you and give you the strength to carry on. When you are going through drug or alcohol rehab, temptation can seemingly lurk around every corner. While attending a Christian rehab center, God’s word reminds us to be honest and good in personal character. Through God’s watchful eye, we can maintain a constant vigilance to keep us in the light and away from the darkness.

    Romans 5:3-5

    More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

    Everyone in this world will experience trials and tribulations. God knows that we can become stronger through conflict. God’s ultimate love is our redemption from the suffering we experience as we navigate through the difficult times in our lives. Our moment of rejoice comes when we realize that no matter how bad our lives became, no matter how long we were addicted, there is always hope and a chance for a new life. God’s love is always there and we can find hope, courage and strength throughout our recovery if we remember this one simple fact.

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    How to beat drug addiction

    You’d be surprised to find out how many ways there are to beat a drug test. For the sake of this article, we’ve decided to tell about the 6 ways that work the best.

    Beating a drug test is all about “cheating” the system that ultimately determines whether or not you have done drugs in the past 24 hours and even a few days.

    While you might recognize some of these, we’re betting you haven’t heard about the rest. Without wasting too much of your precious time, let’s start.

    One thing we should mention before we start, there are very few ways to properly beat a drug test, and many of these can be easily detectible by a high-end testing facility.

    1. Diluting the Urine Samples

    You’ll mostly get tested for drugs through a urine sample taken in the morning. You might think that the ultimate trick here is to drink as much water as you can before urinating.

    Well, you’d be very wrong and you will fail the test every single time if you do this trick. Modern-day testing laboratories have state of the art equipment that detects a diluted urine sample.

    What you shout do instead is directly pour water into the urine sample. But you have to be fortunate enough that the testing facility doesn’t shut off the faucets to prevent malicious tampering with the test.

    If you can, take the urine sample at home, pour water, and take it to the testing facility.

    2. Detox the Natural Way

    If the testing isn’t to be done in the following 24 hours, and even in the following 15 days, then you’re in luck as there is a very real chance you might detox naturally.

    This method is to be done solely in the case of marijuana, as marijuana is a substance that can easily leave your body through exercise, lots of liquids, and eating specific foods.

    Detoxing means cleansing your urine out of harmful substances or drugs in our case. THC, the substance most commonly found in marijuana, is fat-soluble. This means that it is stored in your fat cells and it can easily be removed through exercise, loss of liquids, and of course, eating foods that promote the two.

    This solution is a long-term one and won’t work if you have a drug test scheduled the following day. Plan and there is a very real chance you’ll detox in time.

    3. Drink Detoxification Drinks

    Yet another method that works on the “detox” model is to drink plenty of liquids that are considered “detox drinks”. These drinks are specifically made so you can flush all the unwanted substances from your body in a relatively short notice.

    It usually takes around six hours for these to work and it’s very easy to make one.
    Some of the detox drinks that you can make yourself include the following:

    • Orange Carrot Ginger Drink

    As the same says, this drink is full of Vitamin C and includes oranges, carrots, and ginger as the three main ingredients.

    Is there any harm to drinking a glass of ice-cold lemonade? No there isn’t. But not only that, lemonade is a great detox drink that can beat a drug test. One cup won’t do it, however.

    • Cucumber Mint

    Cucumber mint is probably our favorite detox drink out of all.

    Cucumber and mint are excellent antioxidants and very effective when it comes to cleansing your stomach out of harmful substances. Since marijuana is stored in the fat cells of your stomach, cucumber mint might have a hidden property we’ve never known before.

    • Pomegranate Juice

    Pomegranate, aloe vera and beetroot are the three ingredients of this detox drink. Not only will this drink help solve your problem, but it is also very delicious and sweet.

    These are some of the drinks you can make straight from your home that might help with your unpleasant issue. But there is far more to discuss here and we’ve found a great article that can help along. Make sure to read more about the proper way of beating a drug test.

    4. Sign Up For A Detox Program

    While you won’t have to go anywhere and do stuff, a detox program will guide you on how to detox properly straight from your home using various methods and remedies.

    There are plenty of detox programs out there and they usually get the job done within seven days of starting. So if you happened to have seven days, make sure to sign up for one.

    5. Urine Switch

    If all of these fail, then there is always the reliable urine switch method that will do the trick.
    This is probably the one you all know and is probably the one that makes the most sense. For a urine switch to be successful, you have to find a person willing to do it for you.

    All they have to do is simply pee instead of you before going to the testing clinic or center. Even if you have no one to turn to, there are plenty of weirdoes on Craigslist that will do it for a 50.

    6. Detox Pills

    There are pills more commonly known as “cannabis flush pills” that seem to work pretty effectively based on what people say. These pills are made with an enhanced formula that makes you urinate more frequently.

    And since these are made from natural ingredients and combinations of remedies, it does it the natural way without doing any harm. You can usually find these at any cannabis dispensary just make sure to read the instructions before taking them.

    You can also, if possible, consult with your doctor before taking them.

    These were our six methods of beating a drug test. As we said, you might recognize some of these while others come as a complete surprise.

    Only a urine switch is a 100% full proof way of beating a drug test, but you’ll never know how fast your body can detox using the rest of the methods.