9 Fun Speech Class Activities

Speech classes are a lot more fun when everyone gets involved with special activities! Try some of these ideas to warm up your next class:

  1. Impromptu speaking. Give students various topics for them to speak on without any preparation. The topics should be relatively easy at first, such as “What is your favorite movie and why?” or “If you could only eat one food for a month, what would that be?”
  2. Lost on a deserted Island game. Present the scenario: Following a ship wreck, the entire class has been stranded on a deserted island. Each person is allowed to bring one object to the island. Have each student describe what that object would be and why. (You can extend this into a team-building activity by breaking into teams and have each team figure out how to creatively combine their items to increase survival).
  3. Tongue Twisters competition. Have two people come up at a time and take turns repeating a tongue twister. “unique New York” “Red Leather, yellow leather.” Faster, and faster. When someone messes up, they sit down and a challenger comes up. Someone can keep score with the class roster.
  4. Dramatic alphabet or numbers. Students can “lecture” the class by reciting the alphabet or counting to 30, but with gestures, drama and eye contact. A, BCD! E, F, G… , H? I, JKL-M… , etc.. You could emphasize the eye contact by adding this activity: the speaker is to make and hold eye contact for at least 3 seconds per person. All the students raise their hands. When the speaker initiates eye contact with someone, that person mentally counts to 3 and then lowers his or her hand, letting the speaker know that the 3 seconds is up. The speaker can then move onto someone else. You could even make it a competition.
  5. Dramatic reading. You, of course, could pick an intriguing passage, or you could do something like having them read definitions outloud, just to make it silly by being dramatic.
  6. Transitions exercise. Pass out 3 slips of paper to each of the students-and have some categories written on the board. (Places, People around the school, Foods, TV shows). Ask that each student pick 3 of the categories and write a word that falls into that category. Then collect the slips in a container. Each student goes up to the front of the room in turn and picks a slip and starts talking about whatever is on that slip. Then, after a little bit of time, you pick another slip for the student and say, “OK, Amanda, your next topic is… ” and then the student’s job is to transition from the one topic to the next. It’s OK for the audience to help. It’s OK to offer another topic if the student is stuck. Using “apples” and “New York City” as examples, transitions can be phrases such as: Now that I’ve told you about the health benefits of apples, let me tell you about the health benefits of living in New York City. Finally, let me tell you how New York came to be called the Big Apple.
  7. On the other hand. Have 2 students come up. Ask one student to speak “for” a topic and then the other person to speak “against” the same topic.
  8. One word story. Line up 7-10 students in front (actually it’s better if they stand in a circle) and have them tell a non-rehearsed, non-thought out story one word at a time, cycling to the beginning until the story comes to a somewhat logical conclusion. The key is that each person can only say one word at time and this includes the boring words like “and” and “the.” You could start the story by saying something like, “One.” (The logical thing to come next would be “day,” but it certainly could be something else).
  9. Sell a product. Have odd objects for students to “sell” to their classmates. You can introduce the FAB format and ask them to use it. F=Features, A=Advantages, B=Benefits. The focus should be on the benefits. Toilet paper, anyone?

Add a few fun activities and see the interest level soar in your class!

Coffee Break Arcade Game – What Are The Top 5 Arcade Games For Coffee Breaks?

After taking a close look at five of the top ranked arcades according to some company called Google, I decided to write about it. After all, there’s a list for everything nowadays. So here’s the list for top five coffee break arcade games. If you happen to be unemployed now and your whole day is a tea break (Hmmm, sounds like me), well…it’s ok. You can still take a peak.

After taking a look at five of the top results from a Google search of ‘coffee break arcade’ I found these games were the most popular.

Starting at number one is:

1. Star Defender. This was actually the easiest choice as three different sites had this game listed as number one. Star defender is a good choice for number one as I had a great time playing it. Top quality.

2. Billiard Training. This is the number one game according to one of the top sites. The idea behind this game is to learn how to to improve at billiards while playing online. The strategy is emphasized.

3. Happy Tree Friends: Flippy Attack. This one is a bit disturbing. Who would want to attack flippy? Ok, it’s just a game. Flippy doesn’t really die.:-)

4. Air Strike 3D. This one has been gaining ground ( OK, that’s air not ground.) and looks like a winner.

5. Fruit Smash. Great game and definitely a game for the farmers and the David Letterman group.

I hope this helps. Just remember: your coffee break lasts only 15 minutes. Unless your self-employed. Then you either have no coffee breaks, or all day long is a coffee break.

NCAA Basketball – Top 10 NCAA Championship Games of All Time

Who can really say what those 10 are? How do you determine the best? Are they the most dramatic? The most historically significant? Those packed with the biggest stars? It all depends on your criteria. Top 10 lists are as subjective as figure-skating scores. Anyway, taking into account all the above categories, here’s one man’s point of view:

1. 1957, NORTH CAROLINA 54, KANSAS 53 (3 OTs)

Three overtimes and Wilt Chamberlain. That alone should be enough to put this game at the top of any list, but there’s more. North Carolina had played another triple-overtime game the night before, beating Michigan State in the national semifinals. Next came Kansas and the unstoppable Chamberlain.

UNC was made up of New York kids, brought to Chapel Hill by coach Frank McGuire when New York City schools de-emphasized the sport in the wake of point-shaving scandals.

With no player over 6?5?, McGuire had 5?11? Tommy Kearns jump center for the opening tap. Unbeaten NC wrapped three players and a zone around Chamberlain, who got just 13 shots, and led most of the way. But Lennie Rosenbluth, the Tar Heels’ best and biggest player, fouled out with 1:45 left in regulation and Chamberlain sparked a Kansas comeback.

Each team scored just two points in the first overtime and none in the second. (How does a team with Chamberlain score just two points in 10 crucial minutes?) Finally, with three seconds left in the third overtime, N.C.’s Joe Quigg hit two free throws that decided the outcome.

2. 1966, TEXAS WESTERN 72, KENTUCKY 65

A relatively dull and uneventful game on the surface, no title matchup has ever been as important.

Until that season, no college team had consistently started five black players. The in-vogue racist thinking was that teams needed at least one white player to provide calm and intellect.

But Texas Western’s Don Haskins, a pool-hustling pragmatist, thought that was bunk and, despite the objections of his own college president, started five African-Americans. Kentucky, meanwhile, coached by scowling Adolph Rupp, had never had a black player and wouldn’t for another few years, even after the Deep South schools in the Southeastern Conference integrated.

This perfect little morality tale, with both a compelling villain and hero, changed collegiate sports. A year later, there were no more segregated leagues and very few all-white teams. By midway through the next decade, the changes the game had sparked, would change the face of college basketball.

3. 1985, VILLANOVA 66, GEORGETOWN 64

Probably the title-game’s biggest upset. Villanova had 10 regular-season losses, was an eighth seed, and opened up the tourney on its opponent’s home court. Georgetown, meanwhile, was the overall No. 1 seed, the defending champion and making its third title-game appearance in Patrick Ewing’s four seasons.

The Hoyas’ intimidating in-your-face defense had held opponents to 39 percent shooting. But in the last title game without a shot clock or a three-point line, Villanova played miraculously.

Rollie Massimino’s Wildcats shot 79 percent, made nine of 10 in the second half and defeated John Thompson’s Hoyas, still the lowest seed ever to win the tournament.

4. 2008, KANSAS 75, MEMPHIS 68 (OT)

Any time John Calipari loses a game he should have won-no, make that any time John Calipari loses-is a great day for college basketball. And the way Memphis lost made this matchup of No. 1 seeds memorable.

Calipari’s Tigers led Kansas by nine with just 2:12 to play, but Memphis’ Achilles heel was its free-throw shooting and four late misses from the line allowed Kansas to fight back. The Jayhawks’ Mario Chalmers buried a three with two seconds remaining to force OT. Memphis was done at that point. Kansas went on to a 75-68 victory.

5. 1979, MICHIGAN STATE 75, INDIANA STATE 64

Another example where the historical significance and the identities of its key players superseded the game itself. State’s Larry Bird and Michigan State’s Magic Johnson were the two best players in college basketball, as they soon would be in the NBA. Their matchup intrigued America, even those who had never seen an NCAA Tournament game before. The stars starred, the ratings soared and March Madness was born.

6. 1983, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 54, HOUSTON 52

The last-second victory by sixth-seeded North Carolina State has grown even more dramatic in the years since their charismatic coach Jim Valvano died of cancer at age 47 ten years later.

Phi Slamma Jamma Houston, with Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon, was a big favorite. But the lack of a shot clock allowed the Wolpack to hang with the Cougars. It was tied at 52-52 with seconds left when N.C. State’s Derek Whittenburg threw up a 30-footer.

The shot was woefully short but teammate Lorenzo Charles caught it and put the ball in as the buzzer sounded. Valvano’s reaction-running back and forth as he searched for someone to embrace-contributed to its legend.

7. 1982, NORTH CAROLINA 63, GEORGETOWN 62

A year before, Georgetown, with freshman center Patrick Ewing, seemed headed for the title everyone had virtually conceded it. Carolina, whose widely admired coach, Dean Smith, had a team filled with future NBA stars-James Worthy, Sam Perkins, and a freshman named Michael Jordan-was a huge sentimental favorite.

Jordan hit what proved to be the game-winner, a jumper from the corner that put NC up, 63-62, with 15 seconds left. Georgetown didn’t call a timeout, but with seven seconds remaining Hoyas guard Freddie Brown inexplicably passed the ball to Worthy, the bizarre turnover clinching Smith’s first title and igniting Jordan’s legend.

8. 1963 LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 60, CINCINNATI 58 (OT)

Cincinnati, which had failed to win a title during the spectacular career of Oscar Robertson, was going for a third straight NCAA title since his graduation. Little Loyola trailed by as many 15 points in the second half, but guard Jerry Harkness hit a jumper with four seconds left to force overtime.

With the score knotted at 58-58, and seconds remaining in the extra session, Harkness’ shot was tipped. But, with everyone else standing flat-footed, Loyola’s Jerry Rouse re-directed it into the basket as time expired. Loyola shot 27 percent for the game, but counterbalanced that by turning the ball over only three times.

9. 1944, UTAH 44, DARTMOUTH 42 (OT)

Utah had been invited to both the NCAA and NIT. Difficult as it is to fathom today, the latter was the bigger event then and the Utes opted to play in it. They were beaten in the first round by Rupp’s Kentucky, but before they could return home from New York, fate intervened.

An automobile accident had injured several Arkansas starters and the Razorbacks were forced to withdraw from the NCAA. The Utes were re-invited and this time accepted. They made it to the title game against Dartmouth, where the two teams traded the lead six times in the final two minutes. It went to overtime where, with three seconds remaining, a long one-hander by Herb Wilkinson gave Utah a 44-42 win and the championship.

10. 1987, INDIANA 74, SYRACUSE 73

Indiana’s Keith Smart, a junior-college transfer, scored 12 of the Hoosiers’ final 15 points including the game-winner with five seconds remaining to give Bobby Knight his third and final National Championship.

Pregnant Dating Site Advice – How To Find Pregnant Dates

If you have a pregnant fetish then you will, no doubt, have searched the internet for a pregnant dating site. They do exist! You should be aware, though, that most (perhaps all) of these sites have a terribly bad reputation in the dating industry. What I very much want to do is inform you about this reputation. I will then go on to give you what is, in my opinion, a much better solution for any man wanting to date pregnant women.

I saw the first pregnant dating site arrive in late 2006. In the years that followed, at least another dozen such sites arrived on the scene, and with them a growing reputation for shady internet practices. You see, these sites are well-known for using fake information. The website owners will scour the internet for pictures of pregnant women and, thus, populate their dating sites with false information and stolen photographs. What makes this practice worse (if it is possible to get any worse) is the price of membership. The average price is, on average, twice that of a typical dating site membership. The cheapest monthly membership I can find on one of these pregnancy dating services is $49.99.

Now, if you have a pregnant fetish, you SHOULD be given the chance to date pregnant women. There is nothing wrong with that. But you should not have to be conned out of your time and money. This is where my method comes in; my method to help you find dates with women who are pregnant.

Most modern dating sites use intelligent matching technology. This software works by scanning the text on your profile and matching you with relevant people. The software looks at your profile, takes a guess, and sends your profile to members on the site who it thinks will be interested in knowing you.

So, then, my alternative to the typical pregnant dating site is using a conventional dating community. All you need to do is write on your profile that you have a pregnant fetish and want to date pregnant women. Any woman who has written that she is pregnant on her profile will instantly be given your profile information.

Now, this is a passive approach, and although it works very well for everyone, there is another approach that you can take, a more proactive approach. These big dating communities have groups. Members can make groups, join them, interact, take part in their growth. And they are an excellent way to meet members who share similar interests. All YOU have to do is join a group for people who are interested in women who are pregnant. You can bet that many pregnant ladies will already be members of these groups.

These two approaches are a much better way for you to get dates with pregnant ladies.

How To Play Time Management Games Online For Free

1. First a warning, playing games can be addicting so remember to manage your playing time. Also be sure to download time management games from sites that you trust and always keep your anti-virus program up to date.

2. Check your browser some time management games require the Internet Explorer browser and will not work with Firefox and some other browsers.

3. Decide if you want to play time management games online or download them and then play. Please check our “Times Management Games” section for resources that is updated regularly.

4. Let us look at some of the games that you can play for free online. As you will see there are many time management games to choose from so take the time and try several of them, you will soon find out which one you like the most.

Belle’s Beauty Boutique:

‘Belle’s Beauty Boutique’ you must help run a beauty parlor single-handedly. The owner, Belle, needs your help to give all of her customers the treatments they want. Help her wash, cut, shampoo and color a crazy cast of characters. Watch them gossip, flirt, and help Belle realize her dream of creating the ultimate beauty salon.

Big Island Blends:

After arriving on Big Island you discover that the “fortune” you’ve just inherited is an orchard? Well, what better way to turn your fields into a real fortune than opening a smoothie stand Serve your delicious fruit concoctions to the thirsty inhabitants of Big Island in level after level of fast-paced fun. Then, use your hard-earned money to purchase a wide variety of sparkling upgrades to make your smoothie stand the best on Big Island! Colorful, fast, and fun, try Big Island Blends for a unique taste of the tropics.

Burger Island:

Help our heroine Patty turn around a run-down burger stand located on deserted Mount Tikikola Beach in ‘Burger Island’. Juggle orders from demanding customers, purchase over 30 exotic mouth-watering recipes, unlock more than 40 delicious ingredients, combining up to 9 per order, all while keeping an ever-watchful eye on the clock. With 60 increasingly challenging levels, see if you have what it takes to help Patty build the best burger stand on the island!

Burger Shop:

After receiving a set of strange blueprints in the mail, you build an extraordinary food-making contraption and open a restaurant. Your goal? Make food and satisfy customers until you discover the truth behind the mysterious blueprints. Burger Shop is a fun and addicting time-management game with several play modes including: Story Mode, Challenge Mode, Relax Mode and Expert Story Mode, each with different trophies you can collect. Utilize unique food making devices to make over fifty different food items during your quest. With four play modes, over sixty upgrade items and ninety-six trophies, you can play Burger Shop forever!

Cake Mania:

Baking runs in Jill’s family. Help Jill upgrade her kitchen with state-of-the-art baking tools, while serving her ever-increasingly difficult customers. Help Jill earn enough to reopen her grandparents’ bakery in this fast-paced culinary crisis.

Cake Mania 2:

After re-opening the Evans Bakery, and sending her grandparents on an exotic Hawaiian cruise, Jill is back in an all-new, out-of-this-world adventure! Explore six far-flung bakery locations; serve up deliciously original creations to 18 quirky customers, ranging from Federal Agents to mysterious Aliens, and choose the path Jill will take in ‘Cake Mania 22!

Delicious 2:

Uncle Antonio needs Emily’s help to get out of a financial fix. Help Emily rescue her family’s finances in five all-new restaurants, each with a unique menu and theme. Use your earnings to purchase decorations sure to make your customers smile. Emily’s friends and family are on hand to help, but it’s going to take your serving savvy to get Uncle Antonio back on track. Featuring two game modes, all-new customers, and hours of fast family fun, ‘Delicious 2 Deluxe’ is just the thing to satisfy your craving for fun.

Features:

* Two Game Modes

* Five All-New Restaurants

* 60 Challenging Levels Featuring New Customers

* Decorate Your Restaurant Your Way

Delicious Deluxe:

Join Emily on her quest to make her dreams come true in two game modes and seven different restaurants. Success means more tables, bigger restaurants, and a menu full of uniquely delectable items. Tasty treats may keep your customers happy, but it’s going to take quick clicks and careful timing to get Emily’s ambitions off the ground. Take a bite out of Delicious today!

Features:

* Two Game Modes

* Seven Different Restaurants

* Bonuses Like Bigger Trays, Chocolate, and Stars

* Five Types of Customer

Diner Dash:

Diner Dash is the action-puzzle that brings out the entrepreneur in all of us. Poor Flo! Sick and tired of pushing paper in the world of finance, she ditched her desk job and is setting out to build her very own restaurant empire. Flo’s on her own now and heading for the top! It won’t be easy, though. To get there she’ll have to start on the ground floor and she needs your help to survive and thrive. Diner Dash combines fast-paced puzzle action with a build-your-restaurant-empire theme. You’ll start with a run-of-the-mill greasy spoon and end up in a dream restaurant that will take your breath away!

Features:

* 40 challenging levels of addictive, skill-based game play that allows you to grow your restaurant through 4 complete re-models

* Five different types of customers, each with different behaviors

* Two modes of play: Career and Endless Shift

* Fun sounds, cool visual style, flashy effects, and humorous animations

* High score tracking and automatic game save

Diner Dash®: Flo on the Go:

Flo trades in her apron for a passport to paradise! But will our hard-working waitress get a chance to relax? Seat customers, take orders, collect tips and dress up Flo in hundreds of vacation outfits in the all-new Flo’s Closet”.

Wedding Dash”:

Help Quinn, a hopeful wedding planner, make wedding bells ring! Featuring the hilarious ups and downs of wedding day drama, ‘Wedding Dash”‘ incorporates the plate-spinning fun from the ‘Diner Dash®’ series with the added challenge of pulling off the perfect wedding reception. Can you keep the bride and groom happy and Quinn’s business afloat? Help couples select all the details – from tasty cakes to gorgeous flowers – but once they’ve tied the knot, lookout for obstacles preventing the perfect party, such as tipsy guests, falling cakes, and catty bridesmaids. When the going gets tough, keep an eye out for extra help from everyone’s favorite server, Flo! It’s a fast-paced challenge to execute a flawless event, but for the determined Quinn, it’s all in a day’s work!

5. There are several types of games available, some give you resources that you have use or spend to advance to the next level. Some time management games you must complete a number of tasks within a fixed period of time while in other games you have a certain number of lives, when you have lost them the games are over. Also there are games where you can continue to play until you figure out how to advance to the next level.

6. By now you have decided what time management game you want to play. Before you start the game check the game options, select the easiest level or story mode (where available) first time so you time to become familiar with the game.

7. As you become more experienced move through the different levels or game modes. Remember one of the advantages of playing time management games online is that you can communicate with other people playing the same game, so you can always ask for help.

8. Have fun but remember playing time management games can be addictive so take a break away from your PC every now and then.

Shortly we will look at time management games that you can download and play for free, so please re-visit or subscribe to our blog.

Warm regards,

Henrik

PS. Where can you find the games mentioned above? Please go to: http://games.aol.com/browse-games/arcade/time-management/

Movie Action Figures

Movie action figures are easier to find than any other types of adult toy that most people consider for their collection. Collecting these items is actually not just a kid thing anymore. In fact, most adults are into collecting characters from their favorite movies that have been made into small replicas. Movie character figurines are an extended marketing strategy of movie outfits and/or movie producers.

Some of the best-selling movie action figures these days are those from movies such as Avatars, Twilight, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the most commonly known collections, along with superheroes namely Superman, Batman and Robin, and Spiderman. Today, you can find an array of action figures replicating the characters from the latest adventure, action, sci-fi, and even thriller movies.

The popularity of the movie determines the price range of the items featuring its characters. For example, a 6-inch Star Wars figure may be bought for less than $10. You can get cheaper movie action figures though, but these are often made from cheaper materials and are not in close similarity to the the original characters in terms of physical attributes.

Why do people collect movie character figures? Typically, a person collects something that they are keenly interested in. If you’re a die-hard fan of a specific movie or an ardent follower of a movie trilogy or saga, then you would most probably take time to notice and eventually collect its mini versions that may have been lately released. Those who cannot disassociate themselves from the fantasy world of the movie they love find that they are more likely inclined to collect just about anything that features their favorite movie character. Though it may be pretty expensive to collect such things, it is not considered unhealthy by most psychologists.

Other well-loved movie characters include zombies from horror movies, Incredible Hulk, Shrek, Toy Story character figures, character items from the movie Pirate of the Caribbean, and some Anime movies. These are only a few of thousand other characters from different movies that you can either collect for personal satisfaction, for trade, or for business.

There are some serious collectors that buy movie action figures at just the right time; particularly when a movie has been adapted from a book. This is simply because the characters are already known from the book, giving these collectors a profitable edge as they can foresee the movie’s popularity. These collectors buy the figures right after the movie has shown or just before the craze starts.

Breeding Discus Fish (Part 1-3)

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The first thing you need to understand is that you are not in total control. If Discus do not want to pair off, there is nothing you can do about it. The only thing you can do is provide the right conditions so that it is more likely that they will pair off.

If you have a sexed pair and they are the only discus in the tank, it is likely, about a 70% chance, that they will eventually pair off if left together for a long period of time.

To hurry our potential young lovers along, we provide conditions that are conducive for fishy love. We put seven mature Discus in a 125 gallon tank and let them acclimate to it for two weeks. We then start doing some sudden changes in the tank conditions to stimulate courtship. Some of the changes we make are:

• Change the water temperature to 78 degrees for a few days and then bring it up to 88 degrees over about 12 hours and then leave it at 88 degrees for the remainder of a week.

• Let the tank get somewhat dirty, not doing the daily water changes for a few days and then doing a 80% water change.

• Feed them heavily for a few days and then stop feeding them for two days, followed by feeding them live food for three days.

• Do two 60% water changes four hours apart where the Ph goes from 6.5 to 7.0 at the first change and then from 7.0 to 7.5 at the second change.

• Leave the tank dark for two full days and then turn the lights on for two full days.

If we have tried all of the above and after two months they still have not paired off, we switch out four of those discus and start the process over again with four new discus along with three remaining.

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The spawning process is the pinnacle of Discus keeping. This has always been my favorite part of Discus keeping and I still, 30 years after my first spawn, find it fascinating.

The first sign that your discus are getting ready to spawn will be their obsession with cleaning a rock, or filter tube or side of the aquarium. Once you see both of them doing this, spawning will usually follow within a day or two. You will also see them start doing the mating dance. They will swim towards each other at a slightly upward angle. Once they get next to each other, they will shimmer and then swim away from each other at a slightly lowered angle. The most spectacular aspect of the spawning will be the colors of your Discus. Whatever their color, it will become MUCH more intense and vibrant during spawning. This will be the prettiest you will ever see your Discus. They will also become aggressive toward other fish, including Discus, at this time. They will aggressively defend the breeding site from all intruders, including you.

At some point after your Discus start doing all of the above, they will actually lay the eggs. It will start with the female rubbing her belly, and her breeding tube, against the surface that they have cleaned. She will always lay in an upwards motion. The total length of the spawning run will be between ½ and three inches. She will lay between 1 and 12 eggs per spawning run. The male Discus will usually then follow directly behind her in the same basic motion spraying the eggs. You usually cannot see the actual cloud. The entire process can take between one and five hours.

This is when the fun is over and the frustration can start. The first two issues that you will be confronted with are eating of the eggs, especially by the male, and infertility.

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We will now go over what to expect after the eggs have been laid. This is where the frustration starts. The first two issues that you will be confronted with are eating of the eggs, especially by the male, and infertility. We will go over the eating of the eggs first. We will go over fertility in the next part of the series.

The number one problem, and the one you must get past, with breeding discus is the eating of the eggs by the parents. While both parents will eat the eggs, the male does it more often. This is often done as they spawn and there is very little you can do if this occurs while spawning. The female will make her egg-laying run and then the male, instead of following her with a fertilizing run, will follow her and eat the row of eggs. This behavior is most common in new pairs. A majority of new discus pairs will eat their eggs. Fortunately, they will often stop this behavior as they become a more mature spawning pair. If you get lucky and they do not eat their eggs when spawning, there is a good chance that they will eat them before they hatch. Fortunately, if you get this far, there is something you can do. You can, at this point, take the eggs out and artificially raise them or you can take a mesh screen (house soffit screen works very well) and fit it directly over the eggs. This will allow the discus to still blow on the eggs and bond with them, but will keep them from eating the eggs. Obviously, you will need to have planned for the spawning and will need to have created the screen prior to the actual spawn. If the eggs do not get eaten and are fertile, they should hatch out in three days and become free swimming in about six days.

Does It Cost Money to Play Online Games?

There are a lot of cool games for consoles like the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. While you can have a lot of fun playing these games, there’s just one problem. Whenever you want to play a new game, you have to pay around $50 for it. Since there are so many different games available, it can get extremely expensive if you’re the type of person who enjoys a variety of games. Since these games cost so much money, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way you could legally play other cool games without needing to pay for them? Thanks to the Internet, you can easily enjoy a huge selection of games that are completely free to play.

When people think of free content on the Internet, they often think of copyrighted material that’s been stolen. It’s important to note that the free games you can play online don’t fall into this category. Instead, these games have been created by developers who want as many people as possible to play their games. As a result, they’ve put them online and made them free to play in hopes that people who enjoy them will spread the word about the games they like to their friends and family.

Because there are so many games that you can play online for free, you may be wondering how you should decide which ones to start with first. Since you want to have as much fun as possible while you’re playing online, the best way to make this choice is to start with the coolest games that are available. This will ensure that you don’t want waste any time on games that aren’t up to your standard of entertainment.

Truck games are an extremely cool type of online game. Not only are they free to play, but they let you enjoy the thrill of getting behind the wheel of a massive truck. Depending on the specific game, there are several different types of challenges that you may be asked to complete. Some online truck games require you to load your truck with cargo and transport it to a location. What makes this type of free truck game especially challenging is not only do you have to make your delivery before time runs out, but you also have to keep your truck under control so you don’t spill the important cargo you’re transporting.

Another really cool type of truck game are ones that put your parking skills to the test. At first, the idea of playing a parking game may not sound that exciting. However, you have to keep in mind that parking a big truck is way different then parking a standard vehicle. As a result, you’ll quickly find yourself hooked on the challenge of successfully parking these trucks without damaging them.

Since cool online truck games don’t cost anything to play, you can try out as many as you want without worrying about racking up a big bill!

An Overview of Basketball Camps

When someone mentions the word camp, we usually associate this with putting up a tent, then sleeping underneath the sky filled with stars. To some people, this is the kind of adventure you experience in the woods or wherever you can imagine. To teachers and organizers, however, this is forming a team to discover more about a particular subject matter, an example of which is basketball camps. This type of camp is different from the term that most of us know.

It is just like a season or course led by a teacher, which in this case is a coach. This is held for training basketball enthusiasts and fanatics that aspire to join popular teams in various associations. While some courses are meant to have fun, others are to formally train those that have the potential to become players in the future.

Most basketball camps come with a fee, but there are some that are free. Usually, paid trainings are organized by coaches, well-known basketball players and clubs. On the other hand, free trainings are planned by schools, organizations for a cause, and government institutions. Generally, these camps are attended by a wide range of people. There are some camps, though, that are meant for a particular group like men basketball, women basketball and kids basketball camps.

The three most important people in basketball camps throughout the duration of the camp are as follows:

The participants

These are the individuals who enroll in the program. Usually, they are grouped by sex and age, depending on the organizers. If this is paid training, they have to meet certain requirements, such as certifications and fees before they can be allowed to enroll. Also, they need to supply their own clothing and food.

If the program is free, like one offered by a school, organizers can choose. In order to qualify, participants need to undergo important sifting processes. The decision of the organizers whether to provide food and clothing will be based on the budget given by the sponsor.

The Teachers or Lecturers, Instructors or Coaches

These are the individuals who are equipped with the skill, information and experience in playing basketball. They know the entire course by heart. They will be in charge of teaching the right attitude to the participants, as well as motivating them. They face the pressure of making sure that these participants learn and develop into becoming professionals after the program. They are considered as authorities in the whole camp and the discipline of all participants rely on them.

Organizers

These groups or entities spearhead the mission and vision of a particular camp, which is a basketball camp, in this situation. They may either be private or government institutions that aim to develop potential talents with the help of basketball camps or a sequence of trainings. They may also be a group of people that would like to earn an income and train by means of promoting skills and information about the game.

These three groups of people are the fundamentals behind any basketball camps and other kinds of camps, whether sport or non-sport. There are also personnel and staff that belong to the backroom. These include doctors, nurses, caretakers, caterers and other individuals in the camp that are included in the budget of its organizers.

Sex Toy Handbook – What’s What in the Bedroom

For men looking to spice things up in their love life, visiting an adult toy store or website may be the way to go. But for the newbie, the overwhelming selection makes it hard to know what goes where and who uses what and how. Enter the sex toy handbook… check out this handy guide to some of the most popular gadgets for tantalizing both men and women, as well as how to maintain penis health for what is sure to be a wild ride experimenting with all the new toys!

Toys for Her

While it’s not to say men can’t derive pleasure from some of these toys – or don’t enjoy being in on the action with their partner – the following toys are designed with a woman’s body in mind.

1. Vibrators: Made famous by the TV show “Sex and the City,” vibrators are probably the most common toy sought out by women. They come in every color, shape and size imaginable – from a tiny one that slips over a finger to very large and in charge – there is sure to be something that intrigues her lady bits. Beginners may prefer an egg or bullet vibrator, which is simply a round shape with no bells and whistles, while an adventurous lover may prefer a rabbit vibrator that boasts simultaneous clitoral and g-spot stimulation.

2. Dildos: Dildo’s are – in the simplest terms – non-vibrating penis-shaped sex toys. They also come in many styles and colors – and unrealistic sizes – but they tend to look very similar to the real thing. Some stores even sell kits where a man can make a mold of his own business to create a dildo in his own image – talk about a personal gift for the wife or girlfriend!

Toys for Him

Some of the more popular purchases made by men are listed below, though this is certainly not a comprehensive list of all the penis gadgets to be had!

1. Cock rings: A cock ring is a stretchy ring that fits snuggly around the base of the penis. It is designed to minimize blood flow out of the penis, therefore allowing for maximum engorgement of the manhood. For most men, it also delays climax, allowing them to last longer. Some cock rings are even outfitted with nubs or vibrators to enhance stimulation for her.

2. Masturbators: Male masturbators come in a variety of designs but are essentially soft, gel filled sleeves that go over the penis. The man – or his partner – then masturbate with the sleeve, which creates more intense sensations than the hand alone – and in some cases are meant to simulate oral sex.

Toys for Couples

Some toys are designed for couples to use together – at their own risk of course!

1. Sex Swing: Perhaps one of the more dangerous toys out there, this definitely takes skill to master, but is certain to spice up any sex life. Sex swings hang from the door jamb and essentially suspend the woman up off the ground in various positions, allowing for exciting and acrobatic sex to enter the repertoire.

2. Anal toys: Anal beads, vibrators, and probes can be enjoyed by both men and women – though couples sharing toys should cover each toy with a condom during use and sanitize it thoroughly before swapping with each other.

3. Bondage: Another sexual craze made famous by the “50 Shades” books, bondage toys encompass everything from fuzzy handcuffs, to whips and blindfolds, to ball gags and restraint systems. Be sure to have a safe word in place before experimenting with these toys – a word that gives a signal to stop the action if anyone gets uncomfortable – to avoid any negative emotional reactions!

Preparing the Penis for Play

Before introducing sex toys into the bedroom, both partners need to be on board and interested in taking it to the next level. It is also wise to stock up on some good lubrication, as extended sessions in the sack can lead to chafing, irritation, and even pain, bringing the fun evening to a close. Prep the penis by using a penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil), which contains moisturizing Shea butter and vitamin E. Not only will this keep the skin supple, but it will help repair skin if things get a little too rough in the bedroom!