Viral Videos are a normal part of our culture and everyone is constantly looking for the next big thing. Back in 2017 the funny women from #IMomSoHard released a video that poked fun at swimsuits and their middle-aged bodies. The women are named Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley. These two have been making videos for a few years. Their I Swimsuit Season So Hard video was a huge success on the internet. According to the Huffington Post, the video amassed 19 million views.
The two women first debuted their web video about motherhood back in 2016. Since that time, it has exploded as a great web series that people love to watch. The two ladies make lots of videos about being moms and wives. Their humor is upbeat, funny and very real. They discuss subjects that are common to most housewives and mothers. The duo knows how to make people laugh at the normal and mundane stuff in life.
The #IMomSoHard series has been such a huge hit online that CBS has now decided to turn it into a comedy show. They will place Hensley and Sedley in their normal roles and it will also star Freddie Prince Jr. The I Swimsuit Season So Hard was 2017’s best video and people really loved the honesty that the women portrayed to viewers. Be on the lookout for the #IMomSoHard series on CBS.
With summertime just around the corner, people all over the world are preparing their bodies, schedules, and money to have as much fun as they can once they get the chance. As we all know, there are many things to do once summer arrives but, one recreational activity that everyone has fun doing is swimming. No matter where in the world anyone is, swimming is a must do activity in the summer. Having said that, more and more luxury vacation spots are taking advantage of this fact to their overall success. It is amazing to see how much creativity these spots have gotten with implementing luxury swimming as a way to pass the time. Here is more on this new luxury swimming recreational activity.
Luxury Swimming in Airport Lounge
As we have stated before, the level of creativity in luxury swimming is amazing, to say the least. In an article on this new craze and its wild creativity, we get to see how wild luxury swimming really has become. Out of the many ideas, this articles explains how luxury swimming has even gone as far as to be included in an airport lounge. As amazing as that sounds, the article also discusses how these type of swimming resorts and lounges continues to increase. In fact, statistics will show that there are no plans of this craze slowing down anytime soon. needless to say, we really love swimming and will do whatever we can to enjoy it as much as we can.
The Corpus Christi Evening Rotary Club will be helping children learn how to swim. They raised $2,000 to fund swimming classes for children. John Carroll is a part of the rotary club. He stated that the rotary club members were motivated to start this service project when they discovered how many children grew up without knowing how to swim.
It is estimated that 76 percent of the people who drown are children who are under the age of 5. Twenty percent of the people who die from drowning are under the age of 14. William Goodrich is another member of the rotary club. He stated that all children need to learn how to swim so that they do not have to fear water.
William stated that a child’s mindset towards swimming can be changed if they are taught at young age. Twenty students at Evans Elementary School have enrolled in swimming classes thanks to the rotary club. None of the children were able to participate in physical education classes at their school.
Raul Monoz is a physical education teacher at Evans Elementary School. He stated that he has noticed the change in the children’s confidence after they took swimming classes. Bianca Rodriquez is a first grade student at Evans Elementary School. She stated that she was afraid of the water at first, but her confidence has increased. She loves swimming now.
Many people know Michael Phelps as the world’s most decorated Olympian. This world class athlete has won a total of 28 medals, making him a champion. While Phelps is one of the greatest Olympians in all of history; this amazing swimming champion has just accomplished another amazing feat. He had a second child with his wife Nicole. He is now the proud father of two.
Huffington Post featured the story about Phelps and Nicole’s birth in February of this year. Their newborn child came during the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Remember that Phelps married Nicole Johnson a former Miss California. The couple had their first child in May of 2016. The elder sibling was named Boomer Robert Phelps. Beckett Richard Phelps is the name of their youngest son. He was born on February 12.
Phelps is really grateful for his family. Beckett’s addition to his newly emerging family is something that leaves him totally awed. In a tweet to the world about the birth of his second child, Phelps could only tell the world how happy he was to have a growing family. He even said that his household now has 6 members. Michael, Nicole, Boomer, Beckett and their two dogs make up the Phelps household.
Michael Phelps is currently doing his own thing. He still endorses products, works as an assistant swimming coach for the Arizona Sun Devils and he is also trying to establish his own swimming gear line. Phelps is a man who has truly been blessed with a good wife, a wonderful family, and a second child to enjoy his amazing life.
Likely anybody that watched even only five minutes of the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was well aware of Russia’s widespread doping scandal, in which Russia effectively wasn’t allowed to compete at the Olympic event, though the so-called “Russian Federation of Athletes” was, the name used for team sports involving Russian athletes.
Whenever athletes hailing from Russia entered individual categories of sport in the 2018 Winter Olympics, they were considered “Olympic athletes from Russia.” So, more or less, Russia and its athletes were still very much able to compete, just not able to take any medals home to Russia and claim that they won for Russia – the International Olympic Committee (IOC) viewed them as individual athletes who just happened to live in Russia.
Fans of the Olympics or controversy in any sports, either or, likely remember a similar Russian doping scandal from 2014, in which 39 athletes were not allowed to compete for the country.
The CAS, which stands for the Court of Arbitration for Sport, has currently put out two of 39 case decisions regarding Olympic athletes from Russia that didn’t accept rules laid down by the International Olympic Committee’s Disciplinary Commission, the overarching body of discipline and punishment for all Olympic events, both Summer and Winter.
Considering that all 39 of those athletes appealed the IOC DC’s exclusionary rulings, it’s taken some stretch of time to get results back. 27 appeals were upheld in their entirety, whereas just 12 were upheld to a partial degree.
Valley, Alabama is located in the mid-eastern portion of the Deep South state, with its city limits bordering that of neighboring southern state Georgia. The population there is just short of 10,000, making the town somewhat large for a rural area, though it is large enough to host a popular swimming venue and training sessions provider – Valley Area Swim Academy.
Derrick Fraenkel, informally going by the name Tom, was recently handed down a suspension from USA Swimming. The suspension went into effect on April 16, 2018, and will last until 11:59 p.m. on the same date in 2019.
In a press release, USA Swimming stated that Fraenkel was accused of violating two sections of its Code of Conduct: 304.3.4, which covers Athlete Protection Policies; and 305.1, which strictly bans adults that aren’t athletes, including coaches, from excessively touching, kissing, hugging, sit on one’s lap, and other generally inappropriate behavior between a USA Swimming team member and a non-swimmer.
While no criminal charges could be pressed against the popular swim coach, USA Swimming still didn’t trust the sound of the situation that much, deciding to play it safe and ban him for a year.
According to Fraenkel himself, not from officials working for or representing USA Swimming – they haven’t released information regarding the suspension, and are highly likely never to release such information – a younger woman that coached swimmer at the facility, for whatever reason, felt jealous of the “warmth she saw emanating from my team,” per a comment Fraenkel left in reply to an article covering the story online.
A passion for knowledge and naturally curious, Jorge Moll the neuroscientist and researcher has always had a passion for world class research. A native of Brazil, Jorge understands the importance and power of collaboration to bring fourth scientific breakthroughs. Graduating with a MD in Neuroscience from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Jorge is also President and Board Member of D’ Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR). Mr. Moll is also Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBNU). A family man, husband and father Jorge enjoys spending time with his children taking them to the movies, and playing with Legos during his down times.
The Power of Giving
Jorge Moll and fellow scientist Jordan Grafman collaborated during the early 2000s, in an effort to gain a better understanding of, economist James Anfreoni’s “warm glow giving”. The term “warm glow giving” refers to the, during that time unknown, reason why humans experience pleasure when giving monetarily to others. Utilizing the newly invented functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) machine (http://www.jorgemoll.com.br/). The fMRI machine shows images of blood flow and otherwise invisible information available using the conventional MRI machine.
The experiment consisted of 19 subjects, each of which was given $128. The subjects then had the option to give the money away or keep it for themselves. During this activity, the subject’s brains where being scanned by the fMRI machines. Jorge Moll and Jordan Grafman discovered during acts of kindness, or charitable activities our brains show increased activity in the same places associated with sex and food. Both sex and food are considered primitive parts of the brain, or the portions that developed 1st. What this means is our brains have evolved to reward us for being charitable. Jorge Moll and Jordan Grafman was able to show biological evidence to support the pleasurable feeling described by the “warm glow giving”.
FINA, an acronym translating into English as the International Swimming Federation, is the governing body of arguably everything to do with swimming around planet Earth, as it’s viewed as the go-to in the regulation and treatment of various pool-based sports. The International Swimming Federation oversees international gaming in six individual sports, including diving, water polo, and artistic swimming.
This past weekend, running from April 20 to April 22, 2018, the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018 was held in Beijing, China, marking the second time in the competition’s history that competition was held in the Chinese capital.
Chinese artistic swimmers stole the show, stealing a whopping seven gold medals out of ten possible such awards given out over the three-day swimming competition. Slovakia came in third place with one medal, whereas Uzbekistan finished right in the middle of the two Asian countries, placing in first place twice.
Of the ten categories held at the Beijing competition, eight were solely for female competitors, whereas two were mixed, for both men and women.
The People’s Republic of China was proud to present the mixed duet of Zhang Yiyao and Shi Haoyu, scoring a 76.92 in the technical portion of the event, while bagging roughly 77.86 in its freestyle event.
China was also proud to bring home the winners in Team Free at 92.23, Technical at 89.09, and Combination at one of the highest scores at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018 international meetup, performing well enough for a 93.26.
OSI Industries is a food processing wholesaler that is based in Aurora, Illinois and has a huge presence in the global food market. The firm supplies processed meat products and other food items such as vegetables to some of the most well know and largest food chains in the world. Clients such as McDonald’s, Papa Johns, Subway and KFC are members of the OSI customer base. Since the 1970s OSI has expanded from being a large U.S. food wholesaler to a global one. Today the company’s operations are present in seventeen different countries across the globe. Recent years have seen a particularly forward moving expansion and growth plan out of the food processing giant. The food markets in Europe, China and Australia have been penetrated to a much deeper degree by OSI Industries over the last decade. Several big acquisitions have been made by the firm in this regard. The Dutch food processing firm Baho Food and its operations in the Netherlands and Germany were acquired by OSI as well as British food operation Flagship Europe. OSI has also recently announced that it has secured control of the Australian food company Turi Foods. OSI’s tenth Chinese plant also opened its doors in the last few years.
OSI Industries is a truly global enterprise now and one of the top one hundred U.S. food companies. OSI ranks as one of the largest companies of its type in the world. It didn’t start out like this though as OSI can trace its roots back to a very humble and simple beginning. American’s are often informed about the fact that the country was built up as a nation of immigrants who came over to make new lives for themselves and their families. This is also the story of how OSI Industries was begun. Otto Kolschowsky was an immigrant who hailed from Germany and ended up in the Chicago region around the turn of the Twentieth Century. Looking to make his mark, he started a family run butchers operation that quickly grew due to his devotion to providing a high quality service. In the years that came after World War I, Otto decided that the way to expand his business was to go into the wholesale industry. Soon the name Otto and Sons became the company’s moniker. By the mid 50s, the company struck a deal with Ray Kroc and McDonald’s restaurants as the chain began a rapid expansion across the Midwest. The two company’s built up a great working relationship and seemed to grow right along with each other. OSI Industries received another big boost when financial expert Sheldon Lavin became a permanent member of the firms group of partners in 1975. The name change to OSI Industries soon followed as well as the beginnings of the global expansion that continues to date.
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If you’re looking for a new and effective way to get in shape, it may be a good idea to add swimming to your workout routine. There are a number of reasons why swimming could prove beneficial, and after a few dips in the pool, you may find that swimming has mental benefits as well.
One of the first reasons that swimming is one of the best workouts is that the water has a calming effect on the body. Water is a symbol of clarity and renewal, and when you go swimming, you calm your brain and relax your body. When you spend time in or near the water, this is similar to meditation, which is why floating therapy can be just as beneficial of swimming.
Swimming also has low impact on the joints, which is ideal if you need to exercise and make sure that you don’t put too much strain on your joints and muscles. This is the reason why people with arthritis should swim or do water aerobics often for weight loss and to get effective exercise without putting too much pressure on the joints and muscles.
Natural bodies of water can also have a positive effect on your mind and body. When you spend time in nature, you will feel a renewed sense of well-being and you’ll find that conditions like anxiety and depression can be reduced. Even if you don’t swim each time you’re near a lake or river, just sticking your feet in the water can help you feel better.
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