Bean Bag Furniture Improves Corporate Culture

With an increasing concern about the injury that sitting for eight or extra hrs in front of a home computer can inflict on workplace employees, the need to have for safe, secure ergonomic office furniture has certainly not been greater. Scientific studies have shown that offering non-old fashioned furnishings selections for workers also aids better business morale and boosts creativeness. That’s why so many organizations have turned to bean bag chairs as seating options for their offices and operate spaces.

Today’s beanbag chairs aren’t stuffed with small polystyrene beads like the bean bags of the past. In the past, bags or zippers could break and permit the plastic beads to leak out. Individuals previous plastic beads posed an inhalation and choking hazard for youthful kids, and could comfortably make their way into the sewers and oceans, where by they pose a risk to wildlife, as nicely. The old beanbag chairs had been not environmentally pleasant, but stuff have modified.

Outstanding beanbag chairs at present are manufactured of secure shredded polyurethane foam – the exact same sort of materials that lines the cushions of a great number of autos. The shredded texture of the foam allows for the chair to accommodate any shift in placement with minimal strain and effort not having acquiring to get up and reposition the chair. Beanbag chairs today also arrive in a huge selection of materials, products and covers. Their versatility and comfort make them perfect furnishings decisions for an workplace atmosphere. They’re also exceptionally lengthy-lasting and sturdy, and thus much much less very likely to stop up in landfills.

A large number of businesses are previously turning to beanbag chairs for their staff with laptops and tablet PCs. Apple is a single business that has incorporated beanbag chairs during its corporate offices. In point, there is a rumor going about that the well-known iPad was invented by an Apple employee whereas sitting on a bean bag chair. Apple isn’t the only supplier creating the alter, although various suppliers, each on a significant and smallish scale, are getting beanbag chairs and loungers for their office furnishings. Standard cubicles and workplace chairs have their advantages, but absolutely nothing beats the cushioning softness of shredded polyurethane foam that cradles your every shift in movement.

Comfort and security in the workplace are essential to worker productivity, and countless vendors are turning to beanbag furnishings as a forward-thinking seating option to better accommodate their employees’ desires and well-being.


Biker Culture

Biker culture is one of the first things thought of when someone says Harley Davidson. The biker lifestyle is one that many biker enthusiasts would love to have. There are a few things that you will want to become familiar with when looking into the biker culture. You will need to know these things If you have any hope of being able to fit into the biker lifestyle.

Owning a Harley Davidson motorcycle is just one step in becoming a part of the tight knit family of motorcyclists. Purchasing a Harley Davidson is not the only thing that you need to know of do when looking to become part of the family of Harley Davidson bikers. You are not automatically entered into the elite members of Harley Davidson riders who are well known for their free spirits and bad attitudes. The biker culture is a proud part of culture that many members are proud to be members of. They are like many other organizations who have traditions as well as expectations of its members in order to be classified as a biker or a biker enthusiasts.

Right away, you will need to know that your Harley is not really a Harley until you have one that is custom made to order. In other words, you will need to have a bike that is custom made to your specifications and you will have to know what parts needs to be custom ordered before looking to custom order a bike. If you have a bike that contains parts that are not of the American products or parts then your bike is not going to be looked at as a piece of American art.

You want to make sure that all your parts of the bike are that of American companies first and foremost. You will want to purchase a Harley Davidson bike for its sophistication and the pride that the Harley Davidson company is known for. By purchasing items or parts that are not American made, you are going against everything that the biker culture stands for. You will want all your bike parts to be that of American companies before you start placing parts on your bike.

When it comes down to the biker attire, when looking at purchasing a helmet, you will want to check the face mask at the counter as any known biker that is true biker to the bone will tell you that these face masks are for the wimps and should not be worn by any true biker enthusiasts. The rest of your biker attire should consist of t-shirts as well as fine leather such as leather vests and chaps or pants along with biker boots. If you were to walk into a biker bar with anything less than that of a bikers attire, you would want to walk right out until you can come back with the right look to fit into the lifestyle of the biker culture.


Changing Culture And Restaurants In Pune

Culture is nothing but a way of life. Every country, state, city and village has something unique about its way of life, its culture. The culture represents the very character of the people there.
From the times of evolution during the Maratha Regime till date Pune is considered the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Because of its strong historical background the Pune culture has a sturdy foundation.
Today, it has emerged as the eights biggest city of India and has a big industrial development in the fields of manufacturing and Information Technology. Pune city has also earned an identity as Oxford of the East for its rich educational avenues. From the Marathas to the spiritual poets to the revolutionaries; today the city is a modernized, cosmopolitan metropolis, still holding on to its cultural heritage.
But talks of the cultural capital Pune, is incomplete if we dont discuss about the delicious food that the city offers. You can found all types of cuisine in the city due to its diversified population. Even though there is a stronghold of Hindus in the city, people of all religions reside here as it is a rapidly growing city.
Restaurants in Pune cater to all the variety of foods to satisfy its diverse population. From breakfast to dinner Pune offers you traditional Maharashtrian food, North Indian and South Indian delicacies to International flavors like Chinese, Thai and Continentals. You name it and they have it.
Maharashtrian food is offered at the roadside stalls as well as other famous restaurants all over the city. They include Vada Pav (also known as Indian burger), Poha, Misal and Maharashtrian Thali. The city is also famous for its costal Konkani food and Kolhapuri dishes.
North Indian food like parathas, paneer dishes and tandooris are easily available in the city restaurants. South Indian food like idlis, dosas and uttapam are also offered in various places in the city. The city is home to a good number of Muslims, so Mughali dishes like biryanis and kebabs that one gets in the city are equally mouth-watering.
Chinese food caught up as a rage in the late 90s and slowly other continental food also caught up. Now you can find various Chinese and Thai food joints in many places in Pune city. Those who like drinks and music along with food have also have many options to check out in the 5 star hotels.
Localizes fondly say, Pune tithe kay une which means Pune lacks in nothing. This is very true about the culture of Pune and food that the city offers. If you happen to visit Pune, India; make sure you taste the Punes favorite Vada Pav, I am sure you will like it.


Capoeira Culture Meets Progressive Trance

Capoeira is a game of Brazilian origin and a form of dance and martial art that is today played throughout the world. Capoeira is a group phenomenon, performed in circle called a roda and traditional instruments are played alongside folk songs as the players engage in an acrobatic fight.

The phenomenon originates from the late 1500s in Brazil with earlier roots in various West African cultures and is believed to have been created as a way of fighting without fighting, similar to how breakdancing developed in Manhattan and the South Bronx in the early 1970s.

Traditional instruments include the berimbau – a musical bow, a pandiero – the Brazilian equivalent of a tambourine, the agogo, a traditional Guiro called a reco-reco and a conga drum.

The sound of the instruments is tribal and trance inducing, which gives rhythmic cues to the Capoeira players.

Inspired by Capoeira sounds as well as house and trance music, Early Reflection Recordings artist, Perfecctionista is currently producing a single, aptly called: Capoeira – Perfecctionista which will be released next month on Early Reflection Recordings.

The new single blends progressive trance structures with traditional Capoeira instruments to create an unforgettable and energetic ride through Brazilian Capoeira culture on a trance orientated dancefloor.

Keep in touch with Early Reflection Recordings for more updates.

Capoeira is a game of Brazilian origin and a form of dance and martial art that is today played throughout the world. Capoeira is a group phenomenon, performed in circle called a roda and traditional instruments are played alongside folk songs as the players engage in an acrobatic fight.

The phenomenon originates from the late 1500s in Brazil with earlier roots in various West African cultures and is believed to have been created as a way of fighting without fighting, similar to how breakdancing developed in Manhattan and the South Bronx in the early 1970s.

Traditional instruments include the berimbau – a musical bow, a pandiero – the Brazilian equivalent of a tambourine, the agogo, a traditional Guiro called a reco-reco and a conga drum.

The sound of the instruments is tribal and trance inducing, which gives rhythmic cues to the Capoeira players.

Inspired by Capoeira sounds as well as house and trance music, Early Reflection Recordings artist, Perfecctionista is currently producing a single, aptly called: Capoeira – Perfecctionista which will be released next month on Early Reflection Recordings.

The new single blends progressive trance structures with traditional Capoeira instruments to create an unforgettable and energetic ride through Brazilian Capoeira culture on a trance orientated dancefloor.

Keep in touch with Early Reflection Recordings for more updates.


Break Stereotypes About Russian Culture

When talking about foreign culture and customs, most of us follow the so-called common truth. But stereotypes are man-created and sometimes can be outdated or incorrect and very misleading.

Take, for example, the French whom we all assume to be gallant, brave and vain or the Finnish whom we consider to be quiet and obstinate. Such stereotypes are also attributed to the Russian culture. For example, the laziness, drunkenness and bear-like zeal of Russian men, or the long-suffering, domesticated, stunning Russian women. These attributes, along with bad roads, dense forests, balalaikas and Russian wooden dolls (martrioshkas), are how people generally view the Russian culture.

Those who are intent on studying Russian women will normally obtain their sources from classical literature; forever alluding to the ladies as long suffering souls.

The chances are that these perceptions are accurate, or rather were accurate, in the last century. Now that we are already well into the 21st century, these ‘customs’ have changed significantly, especially in the larger towns. Cynicism, obstinacy and careerism have even blighted the characters of Russian women. It must be said, however, that this slight on the Russian woman’s character has not penetrated as deeply as in America where it has become a way of life. In Russia, thank goodness, to be ‘childfree’ is still looked on with an air of disbelief for the simple fact that it is thought to be unnatural. After all, the most important quality for a Russian woman is to be natural and their ethereal beauty emanates from here. If a Russian woman wants to cry, well then she cries.

The best thing you can do in this situation is to try to stop these torrents of tears or, even better, prevent them from happening in the first place with gentle caresses and kind words. Russian women respond to soothing caresses like no other. They have immensely soft and kind and hearts, responsive hospitality and lively spirits.

This is not because the Russian spirit is as vast as the Pacific Ocean, but because in Russia it is the accepted behaviour. It is a tradition. Other traditions include happiness in motherhood and domestic affairs.

Be assured that from a very young age, young Russian girls are taught how to cook, even though it may only be fried eggs or Russian soup (borsch) with dumplings. It is well accepted norm that the lady of the house will maintain cleanliness and coziness, rearing the children and taking care of her husband. Depending on her situation she may sing, dance, relate anecdotes, keep a dog, weed the garden (although she may need help with cutting the grass), discarding the burnt-out lawn-mower and have no problem laying tiles in the bathroom. And, all this is done with a deep, traditional and unconditional optimism. How else can one survive in a country that has such a freezingly cold winter?

Somehow or another, many women in Russia have been predisposed to a humble temperament. This humbleness in Russian women is reminiscent of a tigress. And they have so much patience it is true. But, at the end of the day, the tigress is deeply self assured too. There is little point in testing a Russian woman’s patience, because there is a limit before her natural and instinctive defense mechanism, zeal and might is displayed.

I will be straight with you. You will never get bored with a Russian woman. You will never have to eat food from a microwave. She will take care of the children as well as the bank account, bear annoyances yet impulsion too, be coy and also emancipated. Other good qualities abound. There is only one condition: you must love her, be gentle with her and talk to her about books, travel and sunsets. With warmth and affection Russian women truly blossom in their beauty and vitality. The whole world is likely to be drawn to this ray of sunshine.

So, you are looking for a wife, not a housemaid right? Well, Russian women are helpers, confidantes and would make excellent mothers for your children. They are beautiful, strong women with complex characters and healthy senses of humor, both in times of suffering and in times of joy.

A Russian woman is a woman with whom you can live peacefully. Russian women are Women: in the true sense of the word.


Bulgaria’s Culture And Traditional Festivals

Ancient Bulgarian culture has paved the way for traditional festivals and customs which remain very much alive today.

Bulgaria was the Slav land of Orpheus and Spartacus. It holds countless treasures, burial tombs and magnificent art and frescos reminiscent of centuries past, offering visitors the opportunity to tour numerous museums and monuments to understand Bulgaria’s rich cultural heritage..

Today, culturally the Bulgarians remember the days when men tried to appease the natural elements and trembled before their power! Rich with beauty, gaiety, mystical voices, fiery dances and brightly colored costumes, Bulgarian folklore has to be seen, felt and experienced…

Festivals

Fire dancing is the most ancient and mysterious ritual, where barefoot dancers perform on burning embers. This religious and mystical ritual for expelling illness, for health and fruitfulness is one that must be seen to be believed.

The Festival of Roses is celebrated at the foot of the Balkan mountain range, in the Rose Valley near the town of Kazanluk. Celebrated on the first weekend of every June, the festival is a pageant of beauty in the unique Rose Valley. In the run-up of the event, a Queen Rose beauty contest is held in several rounds. Artists, actors, circus performers, writers and singers flock to Kazanluk at the start of June.

The Bulgarian Oleaginous rose yields 70 % of the world’s roses, used as an essential component by perfume companies worldwide.

The story goes that in 1270, during the Crusades, Count de Gruye brought the Damascus rose from Syria to the valley of Kazanlak where conditions proved excellent for its growth. The Bulgarian roses and rose oil owe their unique properties to the local climate and soil. February temperatures, when roses bud, are ideal in the valley. The blossom is picked in May and June, when high humidity is very important.

Kukeri Carnival is held in the region of Dupnitsa and Pernik to mark the beginning of Spring and is a splendid festival of brightly coloured masks and costumes. Every participant makes his own multi-coloured personalised mask, covered with beads, ribbons and wool tassels. The heavy swaying of the main dance represents wheat, heavy with grain. Bells, tied around the waist, are intended to drive away the evil spirits and the sickness.

Bulgarian voices remain a complete mystery! Experts are still trying to explain the incredible range of the Bulgarian voice and the variety of its songs. The unique sound was universally acknowledged by the fact that the popular Rhodope song “Izlel e Delyu hiadutin”, sung by the talented singer Valya Balkanska, was recorded on a gold record and was sent as a message to outer space on the American spaceship Voyager in 1977.

The world is rediscovering it at major folklore and song contests in Italy, France, England and Ireland from which the Bulgarian music and dance ensembles invariably win the first prizes.

The folk festivals “Pirin Sings” and “Rozhen Sings” are the most famous Bulgarian folklore festivals. Last year some 150,000 visitors from Bulgaria and abroad witnessed the show with 4,000 performers in each festival. Spectators came not only for these inspiring events, but also to learn about the curious world of Bulgarian folklore.

Easter in Bulgaria is an Orthodox tradition, symbolized by a red egg (or Pascha). Nowadays other colors are used as well and the eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.

The eggs are cracked after the midnight church service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church, being the first egg eaten after the long fast. The ritual of cracking the rest of the eggs takes place before Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.

On 14th February each year Bulgarians celebrate Trifon Zarezan, an ancient holiday rite inherited from the Thracians. Dressed in their Sunday-best, vine growers prune the vines and sprinkle them with wine for a good harvest. Everyone then gathers for a delicious meal.

On 1st March each year Bulgarians present to relatives and friends martenitsa, a double red and white tassel – to bring health and happiness. This is a pagan tradition and symbolizes the end of the cold winter and the coming of the spring.

Martenitsa-s are supposed to be worn until the person sees the first stork (although there are not many in the cities)! Then they are thrown onto a tree. The red and white colours signify snow and blood from a traditional story in which a stork brings the blessing for health to a small child from its parents, who are far away. The arrival of the stork indicates Spring has arrived.

Applied crafts have gradually emerged home cottage industries to become a national art. Bulgarian embroidery, with its intricate geometrical figures, rugs, with their vibrant colours, exquisitely painted Bulgarian ceramics and superbly fashioned Bulgarian jewellery are but some of the typical crafts.

Handicraft Museums can be found at

-The Samovodene Market in Veliko Turnovo,
-The Permanent National Exhibition of Folk Art in Oreshak near Troyan
-The Etura architectural and ethnographic complex near Gabrovo

You are sure to find a souvenir from Bulgaria here, eg. a carved wooden wine decanter, a Troyan pottery set, a fleecy Rhodope rug, an original piece of silver jewellery, or a finely embroidered silk blouse…

The National Palace of Culture is the largest multifunctional complex in Southeastern Europe. It is located in the heart of the capital, Sofia, amidst a beautiful park with magnificent views of Vitosha Mountain in the distance. It is rich with museums, historical and cultural sites of interest, financial institutions and some of the best hotels and restaurants in the country.

The palace boasts 16 halls, with seating capacity ranging from 50 to 4 000, which are equipped with modern technology, providing simultaneous interpretation in 14 languages, a press center, phones, fax, telex, e-mail. In addition there are cafes, bars, restaurants, night clubs, bowling and shops.


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