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What Good Friday Means to Devout Christians

Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Passion story of Jesus Christ moves devout Christians to tears. It is common to see people wailing at the altar of Jesus Christ, atoning for their sins. People reenact the scenes from the Gospels on the day of Good Friday. In Philippines, many devotees voluntarily get crucified on the cross, reliving every last detail of Jesus Christ's grisly end. In 2013, a carpenter named Ruben Enaje volunteered to get nailed to the cross for the 27th year in a row. He promises to continue doing so. Several devotees also voluntarily flog themselves with iron nails, and wear a crown of nails, to show their deep love for Christ.

Though such brutal acts of devotion are discouraged by the Vatican, you can't help admiring the power of faith and its effect on people. Good Friday holds a special place in many a Christian heart, and if channeled well, this can bring about a spiritual awakening in the collective conscious of our society.

Let us make Good Friday a day to cleanse our souls. If you are a practicing Christian, you will find spiritual satisfaction in these Good Friday Bible quotes. Share these quotes with your friends and family on Good Friday and make your holiday a memorable day.

Are Passover Traditions Still Followed?

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Passover traditions have seen many changes over time. Religious texts lay down a strict code to be followed by Jews observing Passover. But passage of time and the influence of other cultures have changed some of the original rituals of Passover.

Is this a bad sign? Is Passover no longer being celebrated as an important Jewish holiday? Studies have shown that with the changing traditions, more Jewish families participate in Passover celebration. Old traditions such as the breaking of the middle matzoh, the rituals of the seder, and the retelling of the Haggadah, continue even today.

Some families include the Passover scavenger hunt to add an element of fun for kids. Children enjoy participating in the rituals, and enacting the scenes from the Exodus. This Passover, make your celebrations come alive by marrying old customs with new ideas. These Passover quotes can add a delightful touch to your celebrations. Share them with friends and family, and make your day a kosher Happy Pesach!

Carrie Bradshaw: the Evergreen Fashion Icon on TV

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Carrie Bradshaw is my favorite fashion icon. Bradshaw, the character played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the hit TV series Sex and the City, has a lot of oomph and verve. Whether she wears a Versace dress or a Manolo Blahnik pair of shoes, Carrie makes her attire look drool-worthy. No wonder that she is a favorite among fashion brands.

What makes Carrie such a popular fashion icon? Does her constant relationship battles add to her beauty? Or does she appeal to the wannabe within us? Her style is not over-the-top, nor is it a careless mishmash of textures and color.

If Carrie's fashion sense appeals to you, read these Carrie Bradshaw quotes on fashion. Her rants, witty comments, and sarcasm add to her appearance. Select your favorite quotes and share them with your friends.

Planning to Propose to Your Girlfriend? Don't Start Off on the Wrong Foot

Wednesday April 2, 2014

The worst thing a man could do was to make a complete fool of himself when he decides to pop the question. Let's be honest, girls! How many of us would have said, "Yes," if our boyfriend had bungled up on the most important question of our life? Unless you are crazily in love, or you have ensnared the most eligible bachelor in town, you would undoubtedly cringe at the thought of accepting a marriage proposal from a baboon.

So guys, here is a reality check: your girl may love you, but you have to put your best foot (in this case, knee) forward when you propose to your girlfriend. She may love you, but rest assured that even if she accepts your proposal, she will not let you ever forget your buffoonery.

Here are some eloquent "I love you" quotes to help you say, "Will you marry me?" Pick one that suits your style, choose a good location to pop the question, and turn on the charm. Your sweetheart is waiting to hear the magical words.

Pranks That Always Work on April Fool's Day

Friday March 28, 2014

Beware!

April Fool's Day pranksters are out there, waiting to unleash their latest prank on you. YouTube and Google are well known for their innovative pranks. Last year, Google came up with the innovative 'scent-sational' prank, the Google Nose. YouTube also upped its ante by announcing that they were shutting down the website, and they were going to select the best video in the world. This prank took the Internet world by storm!

If you own an Android mobile device, you can download apps that specially cater to the prankster within you. You can download over a hundred jokes and pranks to play on your unsuspecting friends. Not to be left behind, iPhone users can also download a host of prank apps, which guarantee you giggles and guffaws.

Even social media is going to be an integral part of the April Fool's Day bandwagon. Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are abuzz with April Fool's Day pranks. Look for ingenious ideas to play pranks on your friends. Also remember, that you could be at the receiving end of your friends' pranks. Beware!

April Fool's Day is all about enjoying a good laugh, and not taking yourself too seriously. To keep up with the theme of fun and laughter, read these funny quotes. Sign off your pranks with some of the best April Fool's Day quotes. Enjoy the history, origin, and relevance of the holiday with this article on April Fool's Day.

Ideas to Make Your Husband Falls in Love With You All Over Again

Friday March 28, 2014

The other day, I was watching a TV commercial that showed a jealous wife wondering how to ensure that her husband only has eyes for her. The ad went on to urge viewers to buy a moisturizer that would give the user a "glowing skin," the kind your husband would love to touch. As if to provide clinching evidence, the jealous wife used the moisturizer with stunning results. Not only does she look a decade younger, she also reclaims her right on her husband's heart.

It made me wonder about the advertiser's sales pitch. Many beauty products target married women who believe that their fading youth is the cause of their husband's lack of interest. After years of marriage, the intense love and romance give way to an unenthusiastic, nonchalant relationship. It may seem that the love has waned. And in the chaos of daily life, couples often forget to appreciate each other.

If you face a similar situation in your married life and want to win your husband over again, you don't have to spend money buying beauty products. Sure, you should look good, but don't buy them with the desperate hope that you would be able to rekindle the lost spark in your marriage.

Get a fresh perspective on your marriage with these marriage quotes. You can learn a lot about relationships with these husband and wife quotes. These husband quotes reveal the nature of married men, while wife quotes bring out the special characteristics of married women. If you want to say, "I love you" to your husband, use these "I love you husband" quotes.

Bring Out the Irish Within You on St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day CelebrationsIt is said that on St. Patrick's Day, everyone goes Irish. Join the biggest Irish celebration of the year -- the St. Patrick's Day on March 17. Enjoy the festivities, join the parade, or simply hit the bar. St. Patrick's Day celebrates the death anniversary of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Christians who observe Lent fasting that restricts the consumption of meat and alcohol, find St. Patrick's Day a welcome break. On this day, Irish pubs are overflowing with revelers enjoying Irish drinks.

Send these St. Patrick's Day quotes to your friends. Encourage your friends to join you in the revelry with these Irish drinking quotes. Post these St. Patrick's Day sayings on your favorite social networking sites to show off your Irish side.

Why the Irish Have a Great Sense of Humor

Tuesday March 11, 2014

That the Irish have a wacky sense of humor is an established fact. They can laugh at themselves and crack jokes about Irish idiosyncrasies. Traditionally, the Irish are known for funny Irish blessings that may seem strange to people of other cultures.

If you go back in history, you'd see that the Irish laughed even in the face of hardship. Drinking, merrymaking, and jesting around are integral to Irish traditions. The Irish admit that after downing a couple of drinks, they unleash the power of wit in all its splendor.

If you haven't experienced a full-blown attack of Irish humor, read these funny Irish quotes. Get a glimpse of the Irish sense of humor with funny St. Patrick's Day sayings. Every funny Irish quote is sparkling with wit and laced with sarcasm. Enjoy a wonderful collection of funny St. Patrick's Day quotes to add to the celebration.

How to Make Women's Day a Memorable Occasion

Thursday March 6, 2014

Women have come a long way since the suffragist movement. They have climbed peaks, explored deep oceans, fought shoulder to shoulder -- on battlefields and in boardrooms, shaken establishments, and achieved outstanding success in various roles.

Yet, women continue to be treated as second-class citizens. Many women face sexual harassment in the workplace, and at home. At the workplace, women receive lower remuneration than their male counterparts. In many cases, women miss out on job opportunities due to gender discrimination.

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan said, "When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life." The path to progress is two-sided. You can't move forward when half of the population is treated unjustly.

This Women's Day make it a mission to fight for the cause of women. A small effort can go a long way. Start by posting International Women's Day quotes on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Celebrate the women in your life, and recognize their effort. Get a deeper understanding of women's issues, and extend your support to them.

Enjoy these Women's Day quotes:

United Nations Honors Women on International Women's Day

Thursday March 6, 2014

Last year, United Nations released its first song on the theme of Women's Day titled One Woman. Music artists, across the globe, participated in this maiden attempt to inspire and unite women. Music speaks the language of the soul, and indeed the song touched a chord deep within.

As members of a civilized society, we need to extend a helping hand to women who are deprived of basic rights and privileges. For 2014, the UN has set the theme for Women's Day as: "Equality for women is progress for all." Let us endeavor to build a society where equality is not just in letter, but also in spirit.

Here are Women's Day quotes to make your celebration special. Enjoy!

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