Don’t Miss These 5 Dating Red Flags!.

first_imgLifestyleRelationships Don’t Miss These 5 Dating Red Flags!. by: – July 19, 2011 Share Share Share When you go on a first date, you couldn’t be more enthusiastic about having a new prospect for a relationship, and maybe even love. It is a complicated dance we all perform on our first outing together in an effort to impress the opposite sex. While your date may talk too much or bring up their ex impulsively, you will most likely overlook these common missteps often associated with nerves – since a sign of nerves can be so cute and show you that the person really cares.However, there exists a remarkable difference between the first date jitters and the actions/behaviors of someone waving a giant red flag in front of them which reads “ I’m UNAVAILABLE,” at the very least and “ I will take advantage of YOU” at the very worst. The following are 5 common dating red flags that men and women proudly display when they are probably not the one you’re looking for. Take heed:1. Your date has barely cracked a smile all evening. Our thoughts and feelings will consistently reveal themselves to others. When human beings are in the company of someone they are attracted to and especially if it’s the first date, we can’t fight back a giant smile. Even if your date is engaged in a deep and meaningful conversation with you, if they are not showing the pearly whites, they might as well be wearing a giant red flag!2. There has been no physical contact AT ALL. Plain and simple – when we see something we like, we want to make contact with it physically. Touch is the one of the primary indicators that your date is attracted to you. While physical attraction may not always lead to a serious relationship, it is one of the first and most common mannerisms expressed when we are instantly interested in another person. If they’re not touching you, they’re probably not interested, so take note and don’t waste any more time than you need to.3. Your date is acting like a soldier on shore leave. Being too touchy on the first date is also a red flag. It is important to gauge what is appropriate and what says “I just want to get busy” which can prove to be difficult when you are consumed by the novelty of a new relationship. However, if your date has their hands all over you and you’ve barely said “check, please,” it is likely that they are looking for a strictly physical encounter with you. Your date may not realize his/her behavior is aggressive, but it’s important to remember that when they’re interested in someone as a potential long-term partner, they’ll practice restraint, regardless of intentions or desires.4. You do all the talking. Because we’re so nervous in early stages of dating, we will sometimes completely overlook the fact that our date hasn’t asked us a thing. Often, women may excuse this behavior in men and explain that they are “just shy.” If someone is interested in you, they are going to be curious about you and they will ask you questions. There should be a give and take in the conversation, and if there isn’t, you should move on to find someone who can give you that balance.5. You hear, “I’ll see you soon.” One of the most common red flags is camouflaged by a seemingly well-intentioned remark. Your date may believe that they want to pursue something more with you; however, their actions will say otherwise. When someone fails to follow through, i.e., make a date for next week, tell you when they’re going to call, or at the very least say that they want to see you again, they are likely not your future spouse. While women are usually more expressive, men who are interested in seeing a woman again will tell her so, regardless of how well they know each other. “I’ll see you soon” may sound like validation, but it is actually a giant red flag reading: “I might call you but I’ll never be in love with you.” In response to “see you soon” it’s probably in your best interest to respond with “see ya later!” and start moving on to someone with more potential.While there are many more obvious (and more subtle) dating red flags in addition to the ones outlined here, abiding by these guidelines may help you steer clear of pending heartbreak from an unfulfilling relationship. If you are new to dating again, don’t panic: although red flags are highly prevalent, the only way to find your future partner is to sift through a few of them. Perhaps you’ve witnessed some red flags yourself. If so, go forth and share them with your fellow daters and wave YOUR flag of awareness!By Megan SullivanYahoo Shinecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 41 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Corn and Basil Tart.

first_img Sharing is caring! 28 Views   no discussions Tweet Corn and Basil Tart.Fresh corn kernels and flavorful basil are the stars of this summer tart recipe that can be served as either a snack or a side dish.Made with cornmeal, corn, cream, and seasoning, it is a filling tart that is great to make when you have fresh corn on the cob available.This would be a perfect recipe to use on a night when you are grilling with friends.Ingredients:1/3 cup butter, softened2 Tbsp. sugar1/2 tsp. salt3 eggs2/3 cup yellow cornmeal2/3 cup all-purpose flour1 cup half-and-half or light cream1-1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)1/2 cup coarsely snipped fresh basil1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. ground black pepperChopped tomato and basil (optional) Directions:For cornmeal crust, in medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat until combined. Beat in 1 egg until combined. Add in cornmeal and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer; stir in any remaining flour. Form dough into a disc and wrap in plastic. Chill 30 to 60 minutes or until easy to handle.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pat dough onto bottom and sides of 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press evenly onto bottom and sides with a small glass (see note). Line pastry with double thickness of foil and bake 10 minutes; remove foil. Bake 4 to 6 minutes more.Meanwhile, in medium bowl whisk together 2 eggs and half-and-half. Stir in corn, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Pour into pastry shell. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan to serve. Sprinkle with tomato and additional basil. Makes 8 servings.Note: Note: To assure even baking, lightly press dough on bottom and up sides of the tart pan. Using the side of a small glass, roll the crust smooth on the bottom. Holding the glass upright gently press dough to the sides of the pan for a uniform edge.Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Food & DiningLifestyle Corn and Basil Tart. by: – July 22, 2011 Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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Reds Training Camp

first_imgI would not want to be Bryan Price this spring in trying to get the Reds opening day lineup down to the legal number.  After all, he has 35 pitchers alone in camp.  Only a couple of these are scheduled to start since Homer Bailey is again on the DL.At second base, the Reds finally parted ways with Brandon Phillips so they could move Jose Peraza into the starting lineup.  I understand that the Reds would also like to replace Cozart at short stop, but that that not happened at the time I wrote this article.Everyone hopes the Reds will be competitive with their players, but you have to remember they are in the division Cubs.  Good Luck Reds fans!last_img read more

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Messi sleeps on £900 ‘anti-coronavirus mattress’ that ‘kills Covid-19 in four hours’

first_imgLionel Messi has reportedly taken steps to protect his wife and children from coronavirus with his latest purchase. The Barcelona star is said to be among the footballers who have acquired a mattress that claims to remove all traces of Covid-19 in just four hours. Multiple Spanish reports claim the 33-year-old now rests his head on Tec Moon’s latest anti-coronavirus mattress. The company, which boasts Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez as an ambassador, also allegedly services Messi’s Argentine team-mate Sergio Aguero’s nighttime needs. Supposedly, the £900 mattress’ appeal is that that if an infected person sleeps on it, all traces of coronavirus are removed from the bed. The system, called “Viruclean”, apparently uses nanoparticles embedded in the tissues to wipe away over 99 percent of viruses and bacteria.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 9 Rarest And Most Valuable Items In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap OperasBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Depending on the model, these mattresses also have other functions such as foot massage which would help protect Messi’s nifty feet. read also:How Messi’s halftime pep talk inspired Barcelona players against Napoli The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been very proactive in his efforts to help combat coronavirus in recent months. Back in May, Messi donated £440,000 to help the battle against the deadly bug in Argentina. The Barcelona skipper also agreed a pay cut on his wage alongside his team-mates at the Nou Camp. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Aston Villa defender Micah Richards hit with one-match ban by the FA

first_img Press Association The defeat to Swansea ended Tim Sherwood’s eight-month reign at Villa Park and the club appointed former Lyon boss Remi Garde as his successor on Monday. Richards will be available again for the visit of his former club Manchester City on Sunday where Garde will take charge of the team for the first time. The defender – who has also been fined £10,000 – will miss Monday’s Barclays Premier League match at Tottenham after admitting a misconduct charge following Villa’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea last month. The charge related to an incident in the tunnel after the final whistle with Richards still angry following a clash with the Swans’ Federico Fernandez which happened during the game. center_img Aston Villa skipper Micah Richards has been banned for one match with immediate effect by the Football Association. last_img read more

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Quick Thinking Saves Treasure Coast Man, Dog During Gator Attack

first_imgA Treasure Coast man is lucky to be alive, thanks to his quick thinking.According to our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, 61-year-old Port St. Lucie resident Mark Johnson was nearly killed by an 8-foot-alligator last weekend while out walking his dog.The incident, which happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday when Johnson lost his step and slid into the mud near a canal, left Johnson with a leg bite.He explains that he was able to get out of the gator’s grip by poking him in the eye.Concerned about an #alligator? Call our Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286) #Florida— MyFWC (@MyFWC) September 11, 2020 Johnson goes on to say, “I had to do something. That’s what I say, you have seconds to react. This gator was coming in fast. He was aggressive.”The wound required 62 stitches, and Johnson’s dog, Rex, was uninjured.Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission later captured the reptile and moved him to an alligator farm.last_img read more

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Fruta’s U-19 semis postponed until next year

first_imgThe much-awaited conclusion of the Fruta Conquerors FC Academy U-19 League has been postponed until next January, according to a Press release issued by the club yesterday.The semi-finals which were scheduled for today had to be called off after the ground in Tucville was left water-logged in certain parts due to the inclement weather. The release added that dates for the games will be disclosed shortly.In the first semi-final, GFC will oppose Uitvlugt Warriors and in the second, the hosts will entertain Santos FC.last_img read more

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Badgers go for season sweep of Hoosiers

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoThe last time Wisconsin went into Assembly Hall, the game ended with Indiana?s students storming the court after an upset win. With IU boasting the higher ranking this time around, regardless of the outcome, it?s a safe bet the Hoosier faithful will stay in their seats.After a loss to Purdue last weekend, Wisconsin (19-4, 9-2) dropped to No. 15 in the polls this week, while Indiana (20-3, 9-1) currently sits at No. 13 heading into the teams? second meeting of the season Wednesday.Though the Badgers handed the Hoosiers their lone conference loss of the season in a 62-49 decision at the Kohl Center two weeks ago, UW knows it won?t be easy to pick up a second win over IU.?It is a complete different forty minutes,? senior Brian Butch said. ?They?re going to change some things they did last time; we?re going to change some things we do, and it?s going to be another one of those battles.?Wisconsin built a double-digit lead in the second half in the first meeting, and Indiana?s late charge wasn?t enough to overcome the deficit.Forward D.J. White led the Hoosiers with 22 points and 17 rebounds, and keeping the senior off the boards will be a priority for the Badgers.?I think it?s going to be a great post-battle again,? Butch added.Freshman Eric Gordon, along with White combined for 38 points in the first go-round, and they enter Wednesday?s game as the conference?s two leading scorers at 21.3 and 17.5 points per game, respectively. White is also the Big Ten?s leading rebounder.?We got to prepare for the things that they?re going to present,? UW coach Bo Ryan said in his Monday press conference. ?The scout team needs to give us the best look they can of what Indiana brings. We don?t have Eric Gordon and D.J. White out there, but we?ve got some guys that are trying to be like them.?Though Gordon and White got their points in the last game, no other Hoosier scored more than four points against the Badgers, and the ability to limit IU?s role players was critical in the win.?They?re a good team,? Butch said. ?They [wouldn?t] have the record that they have if they’re not. ? One player just doesn?t make a team.?Wisconsin had been above Indiana in the Big Ten standings, but an upset loss to Purdue last weekend sunk the Badgers down to third place, with the Hoosiers and Boilermakers above them.?The loss hurts; no one likes to lose, but you can?t sorrow and soap about it,? Butch said.?You?ve got to make sure you?re ready for the next one. You?ve got to stop a losing streak before it starts.?Against Purdue, it was an 18-turnover game that hurt Wisconsin, and the Badgers must take better care of the ball if it hopes to leave Bloomington with a win.?You?re always going to have some turnovers,? Butch said, ?but overall, it?s one of those things we have to look at and try and cut down a little bit.?Now sitting two games back of conference leader Purdue, and one behind Indiana, the importance of the matchup isn?t getting past Wisconsin.?We definitely need this one,? Butch said. ?Especially after dropping one at home.?Boding well for Wisconsin is the fact that the team hasn?t lost consecutive games all season, though Ryan is hesitant to use a potential losing streak as a motivational tool.?I?ve never used the, ?Guys, we can?t lose two in a row,??Ryan said.But Indiana needs a win just as much as Wisconsin. The Hoosiers, with a win Wednesday, can turn the Big Ten into a two-team race with the Boilermakers.Though getting payback for the earlier loss to UW might be in IU?s minds as well, Ryan doesn?t place too much importance on it.?I think that people feel that way sometimes, but you still have to play the game,? Ryan said. ?If we competed out of revenge, I can?t say it would be the game that I know and love.?last_img read more

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Inconsistent Trojans to face No. 20 Texas at home

first_img“Who are you?”The question was made famous in the chorus of The Who’s 1978 hit.For the USC men’s basketball team (4-4, 0-0), Sunday night’s daunting test at the Galen Center against Rick Barnes and the No. 20 Texas Longhorns (6-1, 0-0) will go a long way toward answering that age-old question as the team finishes out the latter part of its nonconference schedule.Trapped · Junior forward Nikola Vucevic and the Trojans have encountered problems recently. Vucevic missed two free throws in the final seconds in the 64-63 loss to Bradley two weeks ago and USC has lost two in a row. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanThrough eight games, the Trojans’ only constant has been, in fact their inconsistent play.From late-game fouls, to second-half collapses, to the home court drubbing it received at the hands of Rider, USC coach Kevin O’Neill’s squad enters its stiffest challenge to date.“The only long-term goal I have for this team is that we continue to get better every day,” O’Neill said. “The wins and losses will take care of themselves as we move forward.”But if the team is to notch one in the win column against its upcoming Big 12 foe, it will take  much more than a little optimism to get the job done.The Longhorns come to town sporting an array of talented weapons, which more or less starts with the man holding the clipboard, Barnes.Since coming to Texas in 1997, Barnes has led the Longhorns to 12 straight NCAA tournament appearances, 11 straight 20-win seasons and holds the all-time program record for victories by a head coach with 300.Although the team no longer has the likes of All-American Kevin Durant or All-Big 12 First Team Damion James, Barnes’ club is led by an equally gifted athlete, guard/forward Jordan Hamilton — who initially made a name for himself playing at nearby Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif.In six games, Hamilton is averaging 22.7 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game and connecting on almost 50 percent of his 3-point field goal attempts.The big surprise, however, for the burnt orange in the early going, has been the outstanding all-around play of forward Tristan Thompson. The Ontario, Canada, native has not been shy during his first handful of games for the Longhorns, with  12.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.Throw in the experience of guard Dogus Balbay and forward Gary Johnson, and USC’s final game in the 2010 Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series will be far from a cake walk.Although the Trojans’ pulse is unclear at this point ­— the team has failed to muster more than a two-game win streak — it will continue to ride the double-double capability of its big man, junior forward Nikola Vucevic, who comes into play on Sunday boasting an average of 16 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game.Although USC is just 1-4 over the last four years in this annual conference showdown, O’Neill and company played against the Longhorns last season — a 69-50 Texas victory in Austin, Texas — not only giving the team  added motivation but a leg up in terms of preparation as the week progresses toward Sunday’s 7:30 p.m. tip-off.Despite the mess the team has made in recent weeks, O’Neill — who has made the tournament in his second seasons with Marquette, Northwestern and Tennessee — said he realizes that a college basketball season is not a sprint but a marathon, regardless of who is on the schedule.“In basketball there is no crying. You have to continue play,” O’Neill said. “In our situation, the only thing we can try to do is getting better from now until the end of December.”last_img read more

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Syracuse explores new ticket model as student attendance dwindles nationally

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 2, 2016 at 1:21 am Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse Athletics officials last year zeroed in on creating a point system for student attendance at sporting events. Then-athletic director Mark Coyle and his chief deputy headed collaborative meetings with key student leaders to discuss the possibility.But with the university’s third athletic director in as many years, the process has grown internal with the athletic department pursuing the idea — on its own accord.“With Coyle, we knew we were going to make the move to some sort of point system,” Otto’s Army President Johnny Oliver said. “The change of leadership has derailed the whole process.”The idea of a point system is very much alive. By the start of next football season, SU Athletics hopes to adopt such a program, which incentivizes students to attend athletic events through prizes. SU Athletics is exploring a point system because of its success at other Power 5 schools, said Anthony Di Fino, SU’s associate athletics director for business development.“It’s a priority for us that we get the point system up and running for our students, especially if we go to a student activity fee,” Di Fino said. “It’s just a matter of implementation.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA point system at SU was first considered under Coyle’s management. His departure meant plans in the works between Otto’s Army, the student section, and Syracuse Athletics were halted. Representatives from Otto’s Army met with Coyle several times in the months leading up to his leave. The last meeting occurred one week before Coyle left for Minnesota in May. Coyle, whose tenure lasted 11 months, supported a points system idea that would attempt to increase student attendance at SU sporting events. The program would serve as incentive for students to attend all athletic events, not just football and men’s basketball games. Coyle, the Student Association and Otto’s Army were close to a concrete plan.As part of last year’s discussion around the point system, officials talked about including a $100 athletic fee into the general student fee that would replace the way students purchased season tickets. They would be automatically enrolled in the fee and have to opt out, which was met with some questioning over whether the student athletic fee would benefit the broader student body.“The fee’s been flown under the radar with the change of leadership,” Oliver said.Since last spring, Otto’s Army has met with Di Fino about four times. Di Fino said a program is coming to SU in the next few weeks but declined to specify exactly what it would entail or when it would launch. The talks have included the possibilities of the point system — how it would work at SU, how students would redeem points and what rewards would entail. Students who attend games could earn free T-shirts, better seats and entry to select closed practices. John Wildhack, Syracuse’s director of athletics, has not expressed to Otto’s Army whether he supports a point system, Oliver said. The first-year director of athletics made a “brief appearance” at a recent meeting. Around the ACC, point systems are not uncommon. Several conference schools run point systems, while SU charges students $219 for a men’s basketball and football package. Syracuse has offered the plan in its current format for at least 10 years, said Jeremiah Maher, SU’s associate athletics director for ticket sales and operations.A greater percentage of freshmen and sophomores buy ticket packages than do juniors and seniors. Herein lies one of the athletic departments’ greatest challenges: implement a system that draws students through Carrier Dome turnstiles. “We need to look at ourselves from a marketing standpoint and say what more can we do to get the students there?” Di Fino said. “What’s going to make them walk into that game?“I can’t see what it is, it hasn’t been announced yet,” Di Fino said, adding, “we are looking into programs that will help us do that and really bring that drive back to the student section that was once there.”That drive has lessened across the country. Student tickets have trended down nationally, according to analysis by The Wall Street Journal. From 2009 to 2014, student attendance of public colleges with top programs decreased 7.1 percent. Even at perennial contender Michigan, student ticket sales plummeted 40 percent in 2014. At Georgia Tech, students pay an annual activity fee of $127 that grants them entry to all home football and basketball games. The school has considered a point system but has not implemented one because the university’s student government organization has one of its own, said Rick Thorpe, Georgia Tech’s athletic director for sales and fan experience.Boston College runs a point system titled, “Gold Pass.” For $199, students can attend all BC home events. For high-demand games, students with the most points are given prioritized seating location.Miami charges students a $138 annual athletic fee, granting students admission to all Miami home events. This plan, and Georgia Tech’s, are considerably cheaper than that of Syracuse and other ACC schools.Florida State runs a “Spirit Rewards Program,” in which students tally points when they complete activities. Attending games — which are free — is just one activity. Connecting a student’s Facebook account, posting photos on Instagram using an official hashtag and tweeting at games all garner points. Students with higher point totals get better seating at games, said Rob Wilson, FSU’s associate athletic director.Daily Orange File PhotoThe traditional point system has had its pitfalls. Four years ago, Louisville tested out one of its own: “Cardinal Chase.” It lasted only one year because students swiped their IDs at events then left just to rack up the points, said Erika Fitzgerald, the school’s assistant ticket manager. UofL, which is “always” looking at other Division I schools’ student ticket programs, got its current model — one similar to that of SU — from a little due diligence.Prior to the 2014 season, Louisville athletics staff members phoned their counterparts at Michigan, among other schools. Intrigued by the Michigan system, Louisville gave it a shot. In its third year, the program mirrors systems at Indiana and Kentucky. UofL attendance jumped more than 30 percent in the first year. “Literally you name, we’ve tried it,” Fitzgerald said of the school’s trial runs. Di Fino, SU’s associate athletics director for business development, has looked to other ACC schools and peer institutions outside of the ACC, including Georgetown and George Washington, in efforts to improve the SU student package.  “Are we fair?” Di Fino said. “We’re looking at that now. We’re on the right track, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.” Commentslast_img read more

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