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Multiplayer Poker Online

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You have lots of options if you want to play poker online. But those options start to dwindle when you start taking into account what kind of poker you want to play. For example, if you want to play poker for real money, and you live in the USA, you’re going to have trouble finding a site that will cater to you. Or suppose you want to play five card stud. Relatively few sites offer 5 card stud, because not very many people play it any more.

Legal issues prevent me from recommending someplace to play Texas holdem for real money, but I can recommend a great place to find free multiplayer poker–Zodiac Holdem. Lots of sites offer free poker games, but many of them aren’t offering multiplayer functionality. And to me, if you’re not playing with other people, well…you’re not really playing poker at all, are you?

The rules for playing multiplayer poker at Zodiac Holdem are the same as you’ll find elsewhere online. It’s a Texas holdem game, so each player gets two hole cards. The computer deals 3 cards face-up, the flop. Then there’s another card, the turn, and then another card, the river. Rounds of betting happen between each stage of the deal. But of course, since this is a free “for-fun” poker game, you don’t wager real chips, just play money chips. It’s a lot like playing Monopoly, only more fun.

Written by randy

May 31st, 2011 at 10:35 am

Posted in Gaming

Aquarius Personality and Characteristics

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Aquarius Personality and Characteristics

The Zodiac consists of 12 signs. These signs are often thought to map onto a person’s journey through life from childhood through adulthood and ultimately into the wisdom that comes with having lived a full life. As the 11th sign, Aquarius arrives near the end of the cycle, and the typical Aquarius personality and characteristics will reflect the evolution of spirit that has taken place.

Forces That Shape an Aquarius

Aquarius is an air sign, which intensifies the desire for knowledge and the ability to achieve wisdom that is already present with maturity. Aquarians are often interested in social issues and try to see the big picture and look ahead. They are frequently the kinds of people who think out of the box and who are able to brainstorm and come up with new ideas without the inhibitions or blocks that many others have.

Though the element associated with Aquarius is air, water often plays a huge part in their lives, as the symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer. Aquarians often like to be in the water (whether swimming, taking a bath, or staying out in the rain) and frequently favor colors such as blue, sea green, silver, or white that are associated with water. The essence of water also manifests in their generosity and the way their thoughts and emotions flow.

Positive Traits Associated with Aquarius

  • Original
  • Progressive
  • Generous and altruistic
  • Independent and self-sufficient
  • Creative
  • Intelligent

Negative Traits Associated with Aquarius

  • Impatient
  • Inflexible or stubborn
  • Insomniac (because the brain won’t quiet down to sleep)

Loving an Aquarius

Aquarius personality and characteristics are often assets in a romantic relationship. If a partner wants to keep the relationship fun, flirty and carefree, the Aquarius is able to comply. If a partner is serious and wants to make sure communication is solid and that the emotional and mental connections are nurtured, the Aquarius will do so thoughtfully. Aquarians are usually not jealous partners and are happy to be supportive of your dreams.

On the negative side, it may be difficult to love an Aquarius because he or she is likely to be inspired to re-invent, and the change may seem surprising and temporarily de-stabilize your relationship. As the partner, you may occasionally feel that if you don’t follow, you will be left behind. But your Aquarian will have good intentions and the ability to communicate, so you can probably work it out.

Aquarius is often most compatible with other air signs or fire signs. Its opposite is Leo, a fire sign that often leads to the most intense and passionate relationships an Aquarius is likely to have.

Written by randy

May 16th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Posted in Astrology,New Age

The Best Colors for Business Cards

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If you don’t think that color affects the way people think, try sitting in a room painted black for a few hours and tell me how you feel. The colors you put on your business card, whether it is the color of the card itself, the font color, or the colors in your business logo, make a big difference in terms of the impact the card has on your clients.

Much thought has been put into the best colors for business cards. Try one of these colors to elicit a certain response from your future customers.

Blue

Blue is considered the best “universal” color for business cards because it elicits a calming response. Blue has been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate. When people see the color blue, they think of reliability and trust.

Black

The color of authority, black makes things look official. Black can be overused (the new trend in business cards with black as the card color as opposed to white is more than a little annoying to the eye) but in the right ratio, the presence of black on a business card makes the card look more authentic.

Green

Since green is the most common “favorite color,” using green on your business card will attract the largest number of people to the visual aspect of your card. Since “green” is the new buzzword in business, using green on your card or as your card’s main color can imply that your company is concerned about the environment.

Orange

You should use orange on your business card to display a silly mood or whimsical feeling. If your business deals in the lighthearted, using orange on your business card can make you stand out and reflect your company’s lighthearted attitude toward work.

Purple

Be careful using too much purple on your business card, as it is associated closely with childhood and immaturity. You can use this to your advantage if your business caters to children in any way—day care centers, toy companies, even companies that do web design for other businesses in industries aimed at children can benefit from using shades of purple on their business cards.

The impact of the colors you use on your business card can’t really be overemphasized. Using colors that run counter to the nature of your business (black cards for flower shops, red cards for investment bankers, etc) confuse and alienate your clients, while cards designed with subtle use of color can really emphasize the nature of your business and make the card stick out among your future client’s collection of cards.

Learn more here: The Psychology of Color in Business Cards

Written by randy

May 15th, 2011 at 10:21 am