The history of socks does go back a long way, but it is hard to trace as item of clothing often do not survive. Leather shoes have been dated back to 5000 years ago. The grass in the shoe may have part of the earliest socks, though the distinction between shoes and socks may not have existed at this point. In the earliest times people simply worn footwear.
More modern socks are made of wool, cotton, silk, or nylon; sometime combining two or more of these. The different materials have different advantages, but woollen socks have remained popular for many centuries.
Most sock etiquette is intuitive. But the guidelines are worth knowing.
- Socks must go with the overall look of your clothes and occasion; wear formal socks with formal events and sports socks with sports events.
- Socks must match the pants. But there is a lot of flexibility and interpretation here. Socks can be the same colour as the trousers, or they can be a contrasting colour. Strangely, socks with a pattern can go with plain pants. We rarely see the reverse situation.
- Thinks of the socks as the merging point between the shoe and trousers. The shoes and trousers should already go together; the socks go in between.
- Most people won’t notice the sock when you stand. Given this fact, you can probably be flexible.
- Avoid holes in socks. Very few people will notice them, but your feet will suffer.
- Socks sizes are approximate and vary with manufacturer. Find what works for you.
- If you value convenience over variation you can buy several pairs of identical socks. Find a type of sock that you like and buy enough pairs to last a working week. You will never have an odd sock again! And you can always wear different socks on social occasions of the weekend.
- Above all, emphasize comfort. This is both the initial feel of the sock and the way they last during the day. If you hardly notice the socks, that’s a good sign. If your feet are soaked with perspiration at the end of the day you may need to consider socks made from another material. Try wool or cotton.
If you prefer the look you can get no show socks. Literally going without socks will tend to cause problems with feet suffering in hard shoes. No show socks are so short that they just cover the part of the foot inside the shoe. These are comfortable, but it looks like you are wearing no socks.
One of the support characters in film Little Shop of Horrors actually enjoyed going to the dentist. Other than the remake of the same film I can think of no other example of this attitude. But the extent of the fear seems unfounded. There are far more uncomfortable and painful experiences in life. We seem to have an instinctive reaction to the situation, poorly justified by some partial truths.
Psychological explanations for our dental anxiety vary. Some believe we have an instinct to keep out mouth and nose unblocked in order to facilitate breathing. We hate having to hold this natural desire in check by having our mouth examined, even as there is no legitimate threat. Traditional psychoanalysis saw the loss of teeth as symbolic of an emotional loss; though dentistry is really about having healthier teeth. Others believe we simply hate feeling vulnerable in the dentist’s chair.
We might expect there would be a positive way to exploit this type of fear. We might think that we would take good care of our teeth in order to avoid uncomfortable dental treatments later on. But this is not how human nature works. People who have an irrational fear often avoid thinking about the problem, and avoid any preventative measures. Exceptions occur, but we avoid brushing our teeth because dental issues are something we don’t want to think about. Of course this makes the problem worse.
Understanding the particular dental treatment and what it entails alleviates some people’s fears. Other people find meditation helpful. More than a few individuals respond to the smell of dental clinics, which is not really strange as smell is strongly connected to memory. In the end most people realize the dental visit doesn’t last long, and simply get it over and done with. Talking to the dentist is recommended for any particular issues.
Talk to you Auburn dentist about any concerns. It is in everybody’s best interest for you to have health teeth and gums, and approach the situation without fear.
Some things aren’t so much difficult as they are long. Getting through a large amount of paperwork or cleaning a whole house. The age old trick here is to divide it into smaller parts and tick these off the list as you go. There is some measure is satisfaction in this, but not a lot. It helps if the large and time consuming task isn’t the only one you have to do. Have a few other tasks that are personally satisfying, and tick these off the list as you go.
Doing the tax is the classic one. Even when I know I’m in for a refund I still never find myself procrastinating. The tax isn’t too hard to figure out, but I resist it. Thinking of the tax as the end of a process sometimes helps; I’ve done the tax, now the whole year is complete! Else, just find a way to reward yourself when it is complete.
Thinking about the results helps. Anything you concentrate on before sleeping tends to get into your mind. Think about the end result and how you will feel about it. And when doing a task, try to be a little Zen and enjoy the process.
It is a quirk a human nature that we can avoid something we consider enjoyable. Really, we just want the short term satisfaction. I find it helps if I am waiting on the components of a hobby; the anticipation of waiting for the postman to deliver the next part actually helps. Else, try to get a something small done, and remind yourself that you are supposed to enjoy this.
One technique for this motivation is the 2 minute rule. Find something that can be done in two minutes and do it right now. Not all tasks can be divided into such small chunks, but some can. You may find that you end up doing a lot more than two minutes work.
Motivation is getting things done. It should not be confused with knowing what to do; though sometime both of these problems occur simultaneously. Deciding what to do is important; you need to know what to do before you start putting in the effort. Sometimes making decisions is more important than just pushing ahead.
There are a few factors used to classify diamonds, all of which relate to their value.
Colour- White, yellow, orange, pink, blue and other colours are known. Pure white is sometime considered the most desirable, but near white and yellow look near identical when set in gold. Some prefer rare coloured diamonds, pink being considered very sweet.
Clarity – Almost all diamonds have imperfections. Almost all imperfections in jewellery diamonds are unnoticeable, except with a microscope. Always check for imperfections, as they affect the value of the stone. But if it’s not really visible except with a microscope you may fins it’s a great looking stone at a reduced price. Occasionally the setting can cover the imperfection.
Carat – this is the weight of the stone, which also means its size. This is one factor in the value of the stone, and probably the first thing we notice about the diamond is its size. Yet it is not the only factor. A flawless small diamond is worth more than an imperfect large stone.
Cut – This is the physical shape of the stone, as fashioned by the diamond cutter. The ‘ideal’ cut (a technical term) reflects light of the diamond parallel to the path from which it entered. This makes the diamond look more brilliant. Other than that the cut is a matter of personal preference.
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Diamonds are best bought wholesale. This does not mean any shady online dealers or anything from the back of a truck. This means a reputable supplier of diamonds, the same pace the retailers buy their gemstones.
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When considering a wedding ring it is advisable to but wholesale and have a ring custom made. This not only allows the individual the opportunity to specify the ring they want, it is more economical and allows the buyer to purchase a more expensive stone.
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Engagement rings can also be custom made at reasonable prices. Matching or complimentary rings are worth considering, and are readily achievable with wholesale and custom made jewellery.
The first medical imaging system was the X-ray machine. Being discovered in 1895 the x-ray predated much of the present knowledge of physics. It was not till 1909, 14 years later, that the modern model of the atoms started to take shape; and even then it was still incomplete compared to today’s (still developing) version. X-rays are actually gamma rays, though the naming conventions do vary. Basically, this is stream of protons, a component of the centre of an atom, being emitted from a source such as a decaying atom.
X-rays are useful because their travel is affected by the material they encounter. This principle is simple. Hard/dense materials like bone are difficult for an X-ray to penetrate; soft materials are easy to penetrate. A plate that is sensitive to X-rays works like a photography, showing a silhouette of any bones (or hard foreign object) in the body. This is rather like shining light through paper.
Of course the limitations of this method are obvious- only dense/hard objects can be seen on an X-ray. The soft tissues of the body are hard to distinguish on an X-ray, unless something else is introduces into the procedure.
With angiography a contrasting agent is used in to give an accurate visualization of organs and blood vessels. This contrasting agent is introduced into the body either orally or by injection, with the angiographic imaging techniques showing the path it takes through the body, and hence the body’s systems. Unlike x-rays it is very useful for shoeing the distinction between soft tissues. .
Different forms of medical imaging in radiology may use different techniques, but the underlying principles tend to fall into two types: either there are projected particles that distinguish dense materials from softer substances; or there are vibrations that bounce off objects to give an image, as in the case of Ultrasound. These two principles give us a lot of insight into an individual’s internal functioning.