Chrome TV: Google Chrome Extension

I do not often watch live television over the Internet, I have a Dish Network system at home and TV's in three rooms but my computer room is not one of them. When CNN covered the Chilean miner rescue was one of the main times I wanted to keep tabs of live TV while I was working on my computers. This is where the Chrome TV extension for Google Chrome comes in. This extension allows you to search for and tune in to live television feeds from across the Internet, I was happy to see it found and fed my CNN live over the Internet where I was able to listen in and keep tabs on it while I continued my work.

News, Weather, HBO, Cartoons the Chrome TV toolbar extension for Chrome lists dozens of channels you can tune into live and watch over your Chrome browser. This is a great way to have some background noise or feed playing while you multitask and get some work done, or if you need to keep track of sports you will find ESPN streaming live as well.

When you first install the Chrome TV extension you will see a little TV icon show up on the right hand side of your browser URL bar, click on this icon and you will see a list of channels present themselves and you also get a search bar to find a specific television or cable station you are looking for:

You can find local TV stations from around the world and a quick test showed dozens of television stations from Africa, Asia or Europe.

As mentioned, I may only use this plugin for News as news is among the only things I consistently like like having on in the background. I like knowing what is happening in the world and CNN tends to be on at least 12 hours a day in my house downstairs in the background anyway.

If you want to watch live television over the Internet then try the Google Chrome TV Extension it may be just what you are looking for.

How To Turn Bad Bookselling News Into Good News By Publishng An Ezine Article — Amazon "FSBO" Novel

Dear Blair,

In light of your communication with me to the effect:

“Dear Russ,

Thank you for contacting iUniverse. Jeff Cook forwarded your e-mail to us regarding your question about your royalties. I checked on your account and I show at the end of 3rd Quarter for 2006 you have a total of $18.10. We do not issue out a check unless the amount is over $25.00. I checked on your previous statements and I do not show that a check has been issued for royalties in this year. Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with.

Regards,

Blair Wyant

Post Publishing Team Lead”

Thank you for the follow up 🙂 LOL

I quit putting my energy into promotion of my mediocre “FSBO” novel ~ which newspaper’s will not publicize or post book reviews about because I depict newspapers as villain’s, blame newspapers for being responsible for aiding rapists, robbers, and murderers in the interest of selling “Classified Advertising” to naive, “Uninformed”, “I can do it myself and save money”, FOR SALE BY OWNERS).

Newspapers do not want it known that — IN THE INTEREST OF “PROFITS” — RATHER THAN PUBLISHING THE “REAL FACTS” IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THEIR READERS — HOME SELLERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BUY MORE AND BIGGER FOR SALE BY OWNERS ADS.

I didn’t think that I could sell any less FOR SALE BY OWNERS:FSBO novels than I did in the previous two years. OK, I was wrong. “Shucks!”

The good news is I HAVE HAD OVER 33,000 READERS OF MY EZINE ARTICLES!

I Am writing this reply to you in a form that I can submit for publication as an ezine article. By so doing, I suspect that I will rapidly sell some more of my novels yet this year. You are able to process and ship orders via your toll free order number and Amazon and Barnes and Noble can still get them out to buyers before Christmas. So also can most other booksellers.

Ezine publishers may download this article and God Only knows who all will order FORSALE BY OWNERS:FSBO written and published by iUniverse under my former name Russ Miles.

God revealed my real name to be “Rascal” the same month that He “Cured” me of “Incurable” MS (Multiple Sclerosis). That was in May of 2006. Articles about these miraculous events and others can be assessed via my websites including Http://MilesBooks.com and http://Jesus4You.ws. The Lord Also The Lord “Chose” me, “Rascal” , to be His “Playfully Mischievous Apostle”.

Readers may place orders by calling my honest publisher direct. 1-800-AUTHORS or contacting your favorite bookseller now. Please do! I would like to finish out this year by earning a little something.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year 2007

Rascal :))

P.S. I do intend to make a “Thriller~Mystery” movie of my “FSBO” novel – as my brother has done. See Robert’s “Best Selling” Movie Trailer at http://Fastwalkers.com

Future Soldiers – What Can You Bring To Basic Training?

The most commonly asked questions recruits ask today is “What Can You Bring to Basic Training?” There are several things you can pack up for boot camp but you don’t want to forget these items such as running shoes, a cell phone, stationery supplies, a debit card, cash and also civilian clothes. After all, you want to have the best experience as possible with the least amount of problems in basic training. Here are some of the few things your allowed to take with you to boot camp.

Running shoes. You can bring your own running shoes to basic. You can bring your running shoes (tennis shoes) but it’ll be up to your drill sergeants on whether they’ll let you wear them or not. Some drill sergeants will make you buy the shoes that they sell at reception. It depends on where you go to training and some drill sergeants let Soldiers wear their own shoes and they didn’t have to buy them.

Cell Phones. You can bring your own cell phone but it’ll be up to the drill sergeant’s decision if you’ll receive any phone privileges (cell phone or phone booth). You can keep your cell phone during reception but once you’re at basic then you’ll have to hand them over to the drill sergeants. You will not get them back until you start white phase or every other Sundays.

Stationary Supplies. You can take your own stationery supplies such as paper, envelopes and stamps or you can buy them while you are at basic training. You have the freedom to write letters every night and have it sent out to a family or friend every day. You will have to do 10 push ups for every letter that you receive during mail call which is worth it.

Debit Card. It is highly recommended that you bring your own debit card tied to your account. You will have to resupply later for personal hygiene’s and to withdraw money from the ATM to pay for haircuts at the PX. Some things are not free in training and you’ll have to reach into your pocket sometimes to pay for the basics such as a haircut or if you want to buy a class yearbook.

Address book. Bring an address book listing your family members and next to kin. It’s very important to have a mailing address of someone so that you can send letters and add them to your life insurance, emergency contact and beneficiary when you in-process during the reception battalion.

Cash. Bring a few extra dollars but not more than $50 dollars. You may never know what might happen during your journey to boot camp. You might need to get a cab or buy something to eat.

Civilian Clothes. Bring the clothes on your back because on the first day you arrive to the reception battalion, the Army will issue you a lot of uniforms and gear. You will wear your PT’s or ACU uniform. You are not allowed to wear your civilian clothes anymore and you must dress according to the uniform of that day.

Advantages, Disadvantages and Use of Stun Guns

Stun guns have evolved over the past decade to become more effective, safer to use, and more discreet. It is now the case that a stun gun is capable of generating 200,000 volts and up, which is enough to floor a man and leave him disabled for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The gun works through being pressed against the attackers body, before releasing an electronic charge that is high in voltage, and low in amps, meaning that it is effective at disabling the attacker while reducing the chance of causing damage. When an assailant comes in contact with the charge, they will go through a few seconds of excruciating pain, their muscles will spasm, their blood sugar level will become depleted, and the victim should have sufficient time to escape and contact emergency services.

In order to understand the advantages and disadvantages of stun guns, it is firstly necessary to gain an appreciation of how the device works – and the misconceptions that surround it. Stun guns will not cause long term damage to the attacker, even if they have a heart condition, because the high voltage is multiplied by a low current rendering the charge less deadly. Unlike an electrical chair, which has the purpose of killing a person, a stun gun is a product that is developed as a means of disabling, rather than causing damage to, the attacker. When compared to other personal safety equipment and apparatus, it is often considered to be one of the most attacker-friendly options, despite the abrupt and certain nature by which it will disable a person. Another common misconception surrounds whether or not the victim can get a shock through touching the attacker. The answer to this is no, with the reason being that the attackers body will absorb the charge.

An advantage of stun guns is that they now come in many shapes in forms, making them easier to use quickly and effectively. Many new shapes are more discreet and also more practical to carry. Various types of stun guns include the cell phone stun gun, the stun gun flashlight, the stun baton, the stun pen, the raptor stun gun, the small fry mini stun gun, the stun stick, the expandable baton and other variations such as the rechargeable stun gun. A stun gun can be particularly effective when a victim has already been grasped by the attacker and the stun gun is available for use. Stun guns also require less accuracy than other devices and are often enough of a threat to deter an attacker from actually attacking in many cases.

Although there are many advantages of using a stun gun as your personal security instrument of choice, there are also a few disadvantages that have to be considered. First, the victim will have to get close enough to the attacker in order to touch them with their weapon. In the instance where the attacker has a larger weapon, or gun, the stun gun could be rendered useless. The same applies when the attacker is discreet enough to approach from the back or side, although it should be noted that the victim could still be able to arm themselves provided their stun gun is easily accessible.

Why It’s Important to Keep Up With the News

Many people neglect the news and are unaware of what is going on in the world around them. This is a large mistake however and a good understanding of current affairs is actually crucial for many reasons. Here we’ll look at just why it’s so important to follow the news and why you should look for a news blog, website or news channel to provide you with regular updates.

Firstly the news can sometimes affect you. You might not think that news is constantly about crises in other countries, or things that have happened to other people, but more likely the news reflects a policy or government decision that will be utilising your tax money and that will affect your economy. The government is designed to work for us and this is the true idea of a democracy, however it’s the press and the blogs and news channels that allow us to actually see what the government are doing and that allow for democracy to work. People fought and died for freedom of speech and the freedom of the press that comes with it, and so to turn your back on it is a serious mistake. When it comes to an election, the news through the last few years should be the main thing influencing your decision.

At the same time the news can often affect you directly. For example the recent news of the ash cloud covering the sky meant that many flights had to be cancelled or couldn’t go ahead. However only those who read a news blog or watched a news channel would have known not to go ahead and book any last minute flights. Even on a more basic level, the news often includes the weather, and this will affect whether we get wet when we head outside or remember to bring an umbrella.

The news is also very important for conversation. If something big has happened in the news then this is a sure fire way to spark up a conversation with someone where there might otherwise have been an awkward silence. At the same time in a group of people talking about the news you won’t want to be the only one who isn’t aware of what’s going on as this can make you feel very isolated and out of touch. At the same time you might lose respect from the other people who value the news and current affairs more.

Of course the news is also just interesting and while there will be a lot you’re not interested in, there will always be something that catches your attention and that is related to one of the fields you find interesting. If you like celebrities and gossip then this always finds its way on to the news, while meanwhile you’ll also likely find information about sports and cutting edge science.

If you want to stay up to date with the news but struggle to find the time, new media technologies are now allowing many new methods to get quick and specific news updates meaning there’s really no excuse left for not knowing what’s going on in the world.

How Mobile App Technology Is Transforming The Healthcare Industry

Mobile technology has its impact in the Healthcare, Medical, and Pharmaceutical industry. Mobile apps are helpful to the doctors, fitness experts, patients & hospital management staff. Doctors prescribe the patients through apps. Patients can get on-time reminders for medicine & regular health checkups. Mobile health technology has formulated the new ways that doctors can assist patients, health conscious people can remain healthy by using fitness apps. Hospital management staff can easily maintain the stock of medicines, injections & other activity by using Mobile Apps.

Medical professionals other than doctors such as medical practitioners, Hospital Management staff & students also make use of apps for the ease of all sorts of operations & routine tasks.

A survey conducted in the US reveals 62% US smartphone owners have used their phone to get information about a health condition in the year of 2015. Therefore, it is proved that mobile apps belong to Healthcare industry get a good user response.

Let’s Understand How Mobile Apps are Transforming the Healthcare Industry-

Mobile Apps for Doctors-

The medicinal services experts, specialists, Physicians and Medical understudies additionally need to experience some clinical data. For the most part, an application of a therapeutic word reference is helpful for the rehearsing specialists and understudies. For any sort of inquiry in medicinal terms, they can rapidly get the best arrangement.

Medical Apps for Doctors have normal components, for example, Medical news, Drug data and devices, Disease and Condition Information, Medical Calculators, Drug Formulary Information, Continuing Medical Education Courses, Offline Assess, and so forth.

By introducing an application, Doctors can know about the Medical gatherings plans, critical diary articles, meeting news, and so forth. Specialists can refresh themselves about the medications and dose, recipes, scales, etc.

Healthcare Mobile Apps for Patients

Owing to unhealthy food, polluted weather, tight professional schedule & disturbed routine life cycle each individual is suffering from small or big health issues.

Due to unhealthy food consumption, polluted weather, tight professional schedule & disturbed routine life cycle each individual is suffering from small or big health issues. It is better that they know about various wellbeing conditions, maladies, medals and some home cures. Best healthcare mobile applications have a decent accumulation of information including different restorative circumstances, suggestions to take prescriptions, and so on.

In some cases, the patients with an urgent need to call for the Ambulance. The applications can help you immediately when you are in critical condition. When you press the help button in an urgency numbers, get a notice about the urgency made alongside the location.

Indeed, even a Doctor can oversee wellbeing records, arrangements, Patient’s well-being history, the past and current wellbeing condition and so on. The different applications are accessible for the comfort of Doctors. With the assistance of versatile applications for patients, it’s simple for the Doctors to track a record of all patients seek the treatment. Admin department can likewise leave restorative arrangement suggestions to the patients through email, SMS, and direct application notifications.

Some huge clinics likewise oversee itemized information of all patients. A patient’s therapeutic record journal can likewise be overseen through Mobile applications.

Mobile Apps for Pharmaceutical Companies

The pharmaceutical organizations fabricate different medications and a considerable lot of them can offer their meds through the mCommerce application. As an eCommerce business has far to go, Pharmaceutical organizations, likewise have jumped into it.

They encourage you to gather the endorsed drugs from your doorstep with discounted rates. The clients can transfer a photo of the Doctor’s depiction or select diagnosis tests.

At the point when a request for the medicine is dropped, an accomplice retailer contacts the client and convey the correct medications with sensible rates. Best Pharmaceutical applications encourage the clients for well-being and therapeutic charging too.

Hospital Management with the Mobile Apps

Huge and popular international healing centers have numerous wards and treat various patients all the while. They keep an additional a staff of many individuals, including specialists, medical caretakers, ward cleaners, supporting staff, Admin, Security, and so forth. Indeed, even the master specialists from alternate healing centers likewise visit the patients conceded. Consequently, healing centers have a major information to deal with consistently. The superlative application advancement organizations can easily create the full, highlighted applications for the doctor’s facility administration.

Doctor’s facilities put a supply of different medications and solutions, infusions, operational instruments, stretchers and other gear, machines, and so forth. Stock upkeep of numerous drugs is an intense errand. The staff can utilize a particular versatile application for the same. Versatile applications show a rundown of drugs with accessible stock. Administration staff gets the warning for the pharmaceuticals with low stock and out of the stock.

Medicinal mobile applications for Doctors and patients are truly useful from various perspectives. Any medicinal expert just requires the sharp personalities for versatile application development who can comprehend their necessities and fabricate a perfect application.

Mobile Applications for Fitness freaks

In the fast paced life, individuals have turned out to be more cognizant about their wellness and wellbeing. The everyday routine includes exercise in morning and evening and managing calorie intake the applications can help with the nutrition and calorie intake.

Yoga is the best practice for physical and mental prosperity. Introduce yoga application and experience the recordings as you practice the discipline. Wellness versatile applications additionally specify how “Aasans” and “Pranayam” are valuable for wellbeing. The full-included body wellness applications can direct you precisely as the specialists.

How to Seduce a Woman Without Touching Her? (Top 6 New Excellent Tips)

If you want to seduce a woman without touching her then you have to introduce her into the adult world. You have to ignite the flames of her sexuality and arouse her emotions.

“SEDUCTION IS ALL ABOUT INTRODUCING A WOMAN INTO THE ADULT WORLD.”

The vast majority of women are not very easy. Indeed, they are very complicated creatures. For example, when a man enters into a room, he only looks for the chair in order to sit. On the other hand, when a woman enters into a room, she notices multiple things in a single glance. She notices the background, placement and surrounding before deciding her chair. Some women even notice that whether their dress is suiting with the background or not.

This demonstrates that a woman is utterly different from a man. She notices things in extreme details. That’s why, in order to seduce a woman without touching her, you also need to notice things in details.

Here I am giving you few splendid tips which will definitely help you to seduce a woman without touching her.

1. SPEAK LIKE A DETECTIVE.

One of the first things you need to realize is that you embody your status to the world through your voice. It is extremely important for you to enhance the power of your voice in order to seduce a woman without touching her.

“Never raise your voice at the end of your sentence while talking.” Make your voice low at the end of sentences. When you end sentences smoothly, you automatically project your authority and lead her mental state with your dominance. This is the secret of detectives which makes girls shiver. In addition, vampires also speak like detectives and end their sentences on low voice. That’s why; vampires are extremely seductive for women.

2. ANKLETS ARE HIGHLY EROTIC FOR A WOMAN.

There is no doubt that anklets keep a woman erotic throughout the day. Gift her anklets in order to arouse her sexual emotions for you. Anklets won’t only keep her erotic but also make her think about you all day. Anklets are one of the best ways to seduce a woman without touching her.

3. MAKE HER WEAR RED COLOR.

Red color biologically appeals almost everyone. A woman feels immensely energetic after wearing red color dress because it is a color of love.

For arousing her sexual feelings, order your woman to wear a red color dress. You can gift her some red color lingerie or bikini. Even the most prudish woman can be seduced rather easily with some red color dress/gift because red color stimulates the sexual feelings of a woman and transforms her into a seductive lady.

4. BE A HANDYMAN.

It becomes easier to seduce a woman when you act like a handyman. Most of men rely on others instead of taking actions with their own hands. They become unable to do their own integral things. Therefore, women often avoid being with them.

On the other hand, a handyman creates sexual energy because of his action taking habit. He fixes something at his home, washes his car, cooks special dishes, mows the lawn and makes coffee etc. He loves taking action, he projects his masculinity. A woman feels positive sexual energy in the presence of a handyman.

5. DOMINATE HER MIND.

One way to seduce a woman without touching her is to dominate her mind. Women have been attracted to men that dominate their mind, make them laugh and share interesting stories. If you desire to dominate a woman’s mind utterly then you should learn the art of storytelling.

“THE COMBINATION OF CURIOSITY AND FUN IN YOUR CONVERSATION AROUSES SEXUAL FEELINGS OF A WOMAN.”

In order to arouse sexual feelings of a woman, make her laugh with your stories, stimulate her mind with curiosity and stay original. When you make a girl laugh while keeping the curiosity alive through your stories, you easily arouse her sexual feelings for you.

Remember, you would put yourself into her friend category without generating curiosity. Curiosity is essential for keeping the women on their toes all the time.

Boys make women laugh. On the other hand, adults arouse the sexual feelings of women with curiosity and fun. Adults are the actual sexual men for women.

6. SEDUCTIVE BODY LANGUAGE.

A woman can immediately recognize your body language. Most of the advices preach about basic body language but a woman notices you in great detail. It is very tough for an average man to hide his actual persona and project seductive body language.

If you want to seduce a woman with your seductive body language then here I am giving you few tips which will help you a lot entire life.

• Never nod your head rapidly. It is a sign of eagerness and impatience. You project yourself like an impatient boy instead of an actual masculine man.

• Keep your eyebrows relax. When you show confident body language, you often forget to relax your eyebrows. When a woman looks at your raising eyebrows, she immediately understands that you are not comfortable and trying to hide your inner excitement.

• Your facial expressions highly attract women. Have you ever thought why Johnny Depp is extremely attractive for women? It is because he has got artistic face and he makes women melt with his facial expressions. Your eyebrows are integral for making your expressions attractive. So, set your eyebrows and correct your expressions in order to seduce a woman.

Songwriting Tip – Structure of a Pop Song

When it comes to writing pop songs, there is a general formula that is used for the song structure. But before we even approach the specific structure of a pop song, it is important to know the purpose of a pop song because it helps in making the most of the structure.

Purpose of a pop song

The purpose of the pop song is to get the song hooked to listeners as soon as possible and to keep the listener stay interested as long as possible in a span of about 3 to four minutes. This is the age of consumerism where people buy, then get bored, then buy again, then get bored again, and so on and so forth. it’s a cycle. The same goes for pop music today. People listen from finding highly ear grabbing music, then get bored, so they listen to new songs, then they get bored again. So the pop song basically needs three things: familiarity, variety, and a hook.

Structure

So with knowing that we want the song we write to hook onto listeners, how does that translate in the structure of a pop song? We have to figure out what doesn’t work first, then lead up to what works and what works well.

Here’s a question. Would a song that was all verses work as a pop song? I don’t think so. Why wouldn’t it work? It wouldn’t work because you would get bored of the song quickly. The verses could be catchy, but if there isn’t anything to change it up, it will get old quick. So what do we do? Add another section.

So the lesson here is to bring variety to the song and stray away from having the song too mundane. But on the flip side, having too much variety wouldn’t work either. For example, if you introduced a new section every time without repeating a section, it would be hard to take in the song. Let’s say I had a song that had the structure A – B – C – D (each letter represents an individual section. In order for the listener to gain some sense of familiarity, he or she will have to hear the song again probably for a couple times even if each section was catchy. But if you had a song that reintroduced sections like A – B – A – B, the listener can gain familiarity within one or two listens. But remember that the song has to keep the listener interested with the hook.

The general structure of a pop song is A – B – A – B – C – B aka verse – chorus – verse – chorus – bridge – chorus. This works so well because not only does it add a sense of familiarity by repeating sections A and B, there is a sense of variety with the addition of section C. Then familiarity is reinforced with keeping a sense of freshness by ending the section with B. This structure of a pop song is effective when the hook is carried in the chorus section where lyrics stay the same each time the section is sung.

You can use A – B – A – B – C – B as the base for your song and add sections to it to add the effects of familiarity and variety. Here are some examples.

A – A – B – A – B – C – B

A – B – C – A – B – C – D – C (This is known as verse – prechorus – chorus – verse – prechorus – chorus – bridge – chorus)

A – B – A – B – C – A – B

There are many options when it comes to the structure of a pop song. Remember that having just the structure of a pop song isn’t what makes a song popular. It needs a hook which is usually in the chorus section of the song. Have fun coming up with your structure!

Meteorology As a Hobby – Become an Amateur Meteorologist

Do you get excited when storms roll in so you can watch the cloud formations and lightning? Do you enjoy tracking storms and forecasting temperatures? Are you worried about climate change and the effects of future weather patterns? If you said yes to any of these, then meteorology might be a great hobby for you to investigate.

Having knowledge of how weather works will give you great appreciation for the impact it has on our environment and for the reasons weather and our climate changes over time. There are millions of amateur meteorologists that track storm patterns, temperature, rainfall, and more all from the comfort of their homes and for very little investment.

Getting up to date meteorological information has never been easier. From cable television channels to the online websites of your local weather station, you can easily find information up to date climate information and conditions. National websites like the National Weather Center provide a variety of tools and maps including radar, satellite, air quality, climate, water, and more.

To get started learning about meteorology, you should first try to familiarize yourself with the above maps and terms. If you are not sure what a certain map represents or how it relates to forecasting and meteorology, you can do some additional research by searching the internet or visiting your local library. There are also a number of weather related forums that are frequented by professional and amateur meteorologists that can be great resources. Also, the television weather channels can also good resources for acquiring knowledge on weather and meteorology.

Many enthusiasts also like to track the weather from their home in order to have current, up to date information on the exact conditions for their location. The local television station may be nowhere near you, so if you want a way track the actual atmospheric and meteorological conditions at your exact yard or location, you may want to consider a home weather station.

Home weather stations are useful for anyone looking for up to the second information on weather and storm conditions. Your basic digital weather station will give you information on indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity. You can also get stations that will give you statistics on wind direction, wind speed, amount of rainfall, wind chill and more. Many also allow for climate forecasting and prediction and give severe weather alerts when severe weather is forthcoming.

If you have an interest in nature and how the weather works and shapes the world, meteorology might be a great hobby or career for you. With so much information available, there has never been a better time to become a weather enthusiast and amateur meteorologist.

Psychology of Crossdressing – Why Men Wear Dresses

Thousands of men worldwide are, at this very moment, putting on their pantyhose, dresses, makeup, and high heels, trying to look as pretty and as feminine as they can. The sight of a grown man wearing a dress, in many societies is considered odd, or unusual, and may even be a cause for ridicule. This phenomenon is often misunderstood, and often yields the question, “Why would men want to wear clothing of the opposite sex?” “Are these men perverted, or crazy?” “Are they gay?”

First, let me assure you that this phenomenon occurs in all the countries of the world, and is often referred to as transvestism, or crossdressing. Transvestism is defined as “the practice of dressing and behaving like the opposite sex.” Men who choose to dress as females, come from all ethnic groups, and from all walks of life.

Furthermore, they are neither perverted, nor crazy. These individuals could be your next door neighbor, your boss, or even your brother. The man sitting next to you at church could be wearing panties and a garter belt under his clothes for all you know. Crossdressing is actually quite common, but it is most often done in private or as a secret that is hidden from others. Although, more and more men are “coming out” and dressing “en femme.” In fact, there are conventions where males of different ages and backgrounds, get together to enjoy the freedom of dressing and socializing as females. These conventions may draw hundreds of crossdressers.

Why would men do this, you might ask? Well, the fact of the matter is that they choose to crossdress for many reasons. The reasons vary according to the individual.

One common reason that men choose to crossdress, is for sexual gratification. They may get sexually exited with the feel of the feminine fabrics and clothing on their body. They may enjoy the sexual excitement that they experience from wearing feminine clothing, and in seeing their feminine image.

Another reason for crossdressing, is that men want to feel free to express the feminine side of their personality. Boys are commonly socialized to believe that they cannot portray feminine traits. They can’t cry, appear weak, or be soft. Males who dress in female clothing often feel liberated to express their emotions that perhaps, they are not able to freely express as themselves. For at least a few moments, they can shed the burdens and responsibilities of being a “man.” Often, this results in feelings of comfort, and reduced stress. Men wear dresses because it feels good.

Perhaps a reason for crossdressing is one that is not often expressed, but is one that I believe is common. The reason that men wear dresses, is to feel and experience the “power of a woman.” What power is this? It is the power of a beautiful woman to be able to turn the heads of all the men as she enters the room. It is the power that lingerie models have when they appear on television, and spontaneously create a sensation in the groins of thousands of the men who are watching. It is the power to choose who will get their attention, and perhaps who will mate with them. It is a power that is biologically linked and has allowed the human race to propagate.

One reason that men crossdress is to feel this power, and to experience what it is to have the attributes that create this power. This may be similar to the man who puts on the power suit and expensive shoes, sits behind a big desk in the office on the twentieth floor overlooking the city, pretending he is the chief executive officer of a multi-million dollar corporation. He pretends for a day to be the top man, the millionaire corporate mogul who makes the choices. People open doors for him, bring him coffee, and open their wallets for him. This is “power” and it is very stimulating and intoxicating.

Women are also very powerful. Women are very powerful, sexually. They know this, and men know this. It is equally stimulating and intoxicating to experience this type of power for a day. Even if it is only for a moment, and within the man’s head, it is a beautiful feeling to feel “sexy” and “feminine.” Power as we all know, is an aphrodisiac. This is why men wear dresses, and why this practice has occurred for centuries.

Unfortunately, in many societies crossdressing, especially male to female, is often still a taboo. A man wearing a dress, or other feminine attire in public is often the subject of ridicule. It is the purpose of this article to create acceptance, and to portray crossdressing as a normal practice that occurs throughout the world and in many cultures.