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Celebration .a Way to Express Happiness.so Wanna be Happy?

We all are very busy with our daily schedule, lots of work & responsibilities. But we are human being so we need a break to come out from our daily monotonous life. Celebration is such an occasion where we can freely spend some happy moment with lots of happiness. It is not like that the celebration should be happened only for some festival it may be occurred for marriage purpose, success purpose etc.

Celebration reduces distance between two unknown hearts; celebration gives the new color to the old relationship, celebration heals the deep sour.

There are many forms of celebration but it changes religion to religion ,country to country ,but the basic color of celebration, and the basic taste is remain same.

May be Bengalis celebrate Durgapuja with sari dhoti and kurta and lots of RASGULLA, may be Christians celebrate Jesus birthday on 25th December with lots of flavored cake and Punjabis celebrate Lori on December dancing typical Punjabi style that is Bhnagra But the all flavor of celebration is same.

Every celebration may not be shared with chocolate celebration for those children basically living on the road side but their typical form of celebration make their celebration really very special so never compare any celebration with money because it comes from heart , that is priceless the article is an original piece





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Should a Christian Celebrate And Attribute Religious Significance to The Christmas Holiday?

ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS- (compiled from the booklet "Holidays or Holy Days: Does it Matter which Days we observe?" by United Church of God, 2008)

Christmas initially started as the festival of Bacchanalia by the Greeks in the 2nd century B.C. and spread to Rome. The Roman Senate suppressed its observance in 186 B.C. The Romans, however, along with Bacchanalia, celebrated "Saturnalia" in honor of Saturn [the god of Time], which began on December 17th and continued for seven days. Saturn was another agricultural god-king parallel to the Carthaginian god Baal (A Book of Christmas, William Sansom, 1968, p. 44). Interestingly, people exchanged gifts called 'strenae' from the vegetation goddess Strenia, whom it was important to honor at midwinter. These holidays were observed at the Winter Solstice, the day of the year with the shortest period of daylight. When the Julian calendar was proclaimed in 46 C.E. [A.D.] it established as law that the Winter Solstice commenced on December 25 (The Trouble with Christmas, Tom Flynn, 1993, p. 42). The Sun, as the 'giver' of life on this planet Earth was at its lowest ebb, and so in th e mythology of ancient people, it was a time when the forces of darkness and chaos stood against and was triumphing over the forces [or gods] of light and life.

According to Gerard and Patricia Del Re, Saturnalia and Kalends [New Moon in January] were celebrations most familiar to the early Christians [Jewish or Gentile??] during December 17-24 and January 1-3. The tradition of December 25 as the birthday of the Son of God [Yeshua/Jesus] comes from Persia [Iran] and the god 'Mithras' who was born on this day, and was thought of as the "embodiment" of the sun. And since the Sun was thought of as a god, then Mithras would be considered as the son of the Sun [son of God]. The emperor Constantine who made Christianity the religion of the Empire was involved in Mithraism until his conversion into the new "faith" and he most likely facilitated the incorporation of the festival into the Christian celebratory elements (The Christmas Almanac, 1979, p. 17). There are no records of Christmas, at least in its primitive state, to have been observed in Rome until about three centuries after Christ's death and resurrection.

Another pagan celebration which greatly influenced Christianity as it is practiced today was the Teutonic feast of "Yule." It was known as "The Twelve Nights" and was celebrated from December 25 to January 6. This represented the mythological warfare between the 'forces of nature' in the form of winter [ice giant representing Death] vs. the sun god [representing Life] wherein the Winter Solstice signifies the turning point. The ice giant was at the zenith of his power but the sun god will slowly began to gain strength and prevail with the approaching spring time to come afterwards. As Christianity spread to Eastern Europe it met with another pagan festival held in December, the Yule-feast of the Norsemen which also lasted for twelve days. The familiar log-fires were lit to assist in the revival of the sun and shrines and other sacred places were decorated with greenery such as holly, ivy, and bay. The Druids among the priestly caste of the Celts of Ancient France, Britain, a nd Ireland used to decorate their temples with mistletoe, the sacred fruit of the oak tree. Among the Germans, the oak tree was sacred to Odin, their god of war, and of which they continued to offer sacrifice until the reign of Boniface in the eighth century who persuaded them to exchange the oak tree for a young fir tree [The Christmas tree] adorned in honor of the Christ child. It was these German immigrants who brought this custom to America (The Christian Calendar, L.W. Cowie and John Selwyn Gummer, 1974, p. 22).

Many of the modern trappings of Christmas are carryovers from ancient celebrations. "Santa Claus" is a corruption of the Dutch form of 'San Nicholaas' (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition, Vol. 19. p.649). St. Nicholas was a real person and Bishop of Myra in southern Asia Minor [Turkey], who was honored by both Greeks and the Latin people on December 6. Santa Claus with fur-trimmed clothing, sleigh and reindeer reveal an origin from the cold far regions of the Northern Hemisphere and their [Scandinavian] gods Wotan [Odin] and Thor. Some people literally believe that Santa and the North Pole are located in Finland or Greenland; depending on who you ask about it. On the Roman New Year (January 1), houses were decorated with greenery and lights, and gifts were given to children and the poor. To these observances were added the German and Celtic Yule rites of food, drinking, good fellowship, Yule logs (fires), Yule cakes, greenery and fir trees [decorated?], gifts, and greetin gs. In the snows of winter, the "evergreen" was a symbol of the life that would return in the spring and in midwinter, the idea of rebirth and fertility was very important and fires and lights, symbols of warmth and lasting life have always been associated with the winter festivals, among pagans and Christians alike (Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edition, Micropaedia, Vol. 2. p. 903, "Christmas").

Tertullian, a Catholic writer in the late second or third century, lamented: "By us [Christians] . . . the Saturnalia, the feasts of January, the Brumalia, and Matronalia are now frequented; the gifts are carried to and fro, new year's day presents are made with din (??), and the banquets are celebrated with uproar; oh, how much more faithful are the heathen to their religion, who take special care to adopt no solemnity from the Christians." (Tertullian in De Idolatria, quoted by Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, 1959. p. 91). As early as A.D. 245 the Church father Origen was proclaiming that it was 'heathenish' to celebrate Christ's birthday as if He were merely a temporal ruler when His spiritual nature should be the main concern. The Encyclopedia Britannica adds: "The [Church] Fathers of the second and third centuries, such as Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Epiphanius, contended that 'Christmas' was a copy of a pagan celebration." (Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edit ion, Micropaedia, Vol. 4. p. 499, "Christianity") The Christians of Armenia and Syria accused the Christians in Rome of sun worship for celebrating Christmas on December 25. . .Pope Leo the Great in the fifth century tried to remove certain practices at Christmas which he considered in no way different from sun worship (Robert Myers, Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays, 1972, p. 310).

According to 'Wikipedia': In Colonial America, the Puritans of New England shared radical disapproval of Christmas and its celebration was outlawed in Boston from 1659 to 1681. Although the ban was lifted by the English Governor Sir Edmund Andros in 1681, it was not until the mid-nineteenth century that celebrating Christmas became fashionable in Boston. At the same time, Christian residents of VA and NY observed the holiday freely. PA German settlers, preeminently the Moravian settlers of Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Lititz in PA and the Wachovia Moravian settlements in NC, enthusiastically celebrated Christmas. The Moravians from Bethlehem had the first Christmas trees in America as well as the first Nativity scenes. The Pilgrims of MA made it a point of working on Christmas as on any other day. On June 3, 1647, Parliament established punishments [making it illegal] to observe Christmas and certain other holidays [Easter, too??]. The policy was reaffirmed in 1652 (Del Re, p. 2 0). Even Colonial America considered Christmas more of a raucous revelry than a religious occasion. "So tarnished, in fact, was its reputation in Colonial America that celebrating Christmas was banned in Puritan NE, where noted minister Cotton Mather described yuletide merrymaking as 'an affront to the grace of God' " (Jeffrey Sheler, "In Search of Christmas," U.S. News and World Report, Dec. 23, 1996, p. 56)

Christmas fell out of Favor in the United States after the American Revolution and by the 1820's sectarian tension had eased in Britain and writers, including William Winstanly began to worry that Christmas was dying out. These writers imagined Tudor Christmas as a time of heartfelt celebration, and efforts were made to revive the holiday; most notably by Charles Dickens classic novel, "A Christmas Carol" in 1843. Dickens sought to reconstruct Christmas as a family-centered festival goodwill and generosity, in contrast to the community-based and church-centered observations, which had dwindled during the late 18th and early 19th century. Dickens influenced many aspects of the holiday by superimposing his secular vision as celebrated in the Western/Eastern European culture and American society, especially, to embrace family gatherings, seasonal or holiday food and drink, dancing, games, and a festive and giving generosity of spirit.

Out of the Dickens tale, the greeting, "Merry Christmas" has become commonplace. The revival of the Christmas carol began with William B. Sandys "Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern" in 1833, with the first appearance in print of: The First Noel; I saw Three Ships; Hark the Herald Angels Sing; and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; also popularized in Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." In Britain the Christmas was introduced in the early 19th century and in 1832 a young Queen Victoria wrote about her delight at having a Christmas tree, hung with lights, ornaments, and presents placed around it. By 1841 the custom became more widespread throughout Britain and an image of the royal family with their Christmas tree at Windsor Castle created a worldwide sensation when it was published in the Illustrated London News in 1848. A modified version of this image was published in the United States in 1850 and by the 1870's putting up a Christmas tree had become common in America.

In America, Christmas had been revived in the 1820's by several short stories by Washington Irving and he used the tract Vindication of Christmas (1652) of Old English Christmas traditions that he used in his stories. In 1822, Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (popularly known by its first line, "T'was the Night Before Christmas") which helped popularize the tradition of exchanging gifts, and seasonal Christmas shopping began to assume economic importance. "The First Christmas in New England" by Harriet Beecher Stowe includes a character who complains that the true meaning of Christmas was lost in a shopping spree. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow detected a "transition state about Christmas here in New England" in 1856. By 1860, fourteen states including several from New England had adopted Christmas as a legal holiday. In 1870, Christmas was formally declared a United States Federal holiday, signed into Law by President Ulysses S. Grant.

It must be noted that Christmas as a secular observance as opposed to a religious one that contributes to its popularity in America, especially in an economic sense when retailers account for up to fifty percent of their 'yuletide' sales and annual profits. The shopping and spending spree during the holiday season pumps an estimated $37B into the national economy-larger than the GDP of Ireland (Jeffery Sheler, "In Search of Christmas," U.S. News and World Report, Dec. 23, 1996, p. 64). The commercialization of Christmas and other holidays is what contributes to their continued survival, and to rescue Christmas from its secular trappings into a more religious observance would in all probability not have the cultural support to maintain its observance the way it currently is being done. Originally, perhaps Christmas was envisioned as a way to ease the transition of the heathen into the new "faith" through some festival practices with which they were somewhat familiar.

In modern times Christmas has been driven more by economic forces. The Encyclopedia Britannica observes that the traditional Christmas holidays have "undergone a process of striking desacralization and especially Christmas- the commercialization of it." The Christological foundation of Christianity [Jesus of Nazareth] has been replaced [or incorporated side-by-side] by the myth of "Santa Claus" (Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edition, Micropaedia, Vol. 4. p. 499, "Christianity").

Now, one needs to search the Scripture to know what the word of God instructs in a matter such as this either explicitly or implicitly, as in below:

John 17: 14, 16 I have given them [the disciples] Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of this world, just as I am not of this world. "They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world."

Luke 22: 17, 19-20 The He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide this among yourselves. "And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant [Brit Hadashah] in My blood, which is shed for you."

1 Corinthians 11: 23-26 For I received from the LORD that which I also delivered unto you: that the LORD Jesus [Yeshua] on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks [the blessing], He brake it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same manner He took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant [Brit Hadashah] in My blood. This do, as often as [when] you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as [when] you eat this bread and drink this cup you do proclaim [celebrate/observe] the LORD'S death until He comes.

Jesus told His disciples before He ascended back to heaven to observe all things that he commanded them (Cp. Matthew 28: 20a) and it is curious that Christian Churches today have special Christmas programs and Nativity plays depicting the Holy Babe, Mary and Joseph when there is no Biblical sanction for such an event; no matter how sincere, passionate, and presumably spiritually enriching the experience might seem to be. Now, it is prudent not to be a demagogue or dogmatic about such things and certain no one wants to condemn anyone for wanting to do good works but to imbue this winter season with a sacredness or holiness in honor of Jesus Christ the Son of God is not sanctioned in the Bible. If one wants to perpetuate the celebration as secular and commercial, of jolly Old Saint Nick, reindeer, elves, the sled filled with gifts for good boys and girls leaving the North Pole and tracked by NORAD, and all the trappings of such a festival with the traditions that comes with it , then that's one thing; but, to promote two entirely 'different' personages at the same time [one the Son of God and the other a false and imaginary character], such is untenable and not worthy of one who has been washed from the pollutions that are in [of] the world.

Romans 12: 2 And be not conformed [again] to the world, but be transformed by the [continued] renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the (1) good and (2) acceptable, and (3) perfect will of God.

Robert Randle 776 Commerce St. #B-11 Tacoma, WA 98402 December 20,





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How to Decorate a College Dorm Room for New Year's Celebrations

Decorating a college dorm room for a New Years celebration can be fun and affordable, and these tips will help you create a perfectly decorate college dorm room for your New Years celebrations. College kids deserve some time to relax and have fun with friends, and New Years is a great excuse for a celebration. Using things you might throw away and things you can find at local dollar stores is one of the main keys to throwing an affordable New Years celebration in your college dorm room, and this article will give you several tips on how to decorate a college dorm room for a New Years celebration.

Decorating a college dorm room for a New Years celebration can be fun, cheap, easy, and hassle free. These tips will help you throw a New Years celebration in your college dorm room without spending a fortune or losing anything that is important to you. So try these tips this year, and you will have a New Years celebration you will never forget





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Exploring Android

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What It Does?

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Travel All Over The Globe On Celebrity Cruises? Transatlantic Tours

Celebrity Cruises will provide you with different cruise experiences by reaching other places far and wide. Aside from typical Caribbean tours. Celebrity Cruises will bring you to Alaska, Canada, Bahamas, Bermuda, Panama and the Pacific Coasts. If you prefer to ride on board Celebrity Cruises that will cross the Atlantic to reach places as far as Spain, Portugal, The Azores, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Holland, Rome and other key locations in Europe, then choose from the Celebrity Cruises that offer Transatlantic Tours.

Celebrity Cruises Transatlantic Tours

Celebrity Cruises for transatlantic travels means you will be spending 14 or more nights of traveling to visit different European destinations. There are several Celebrity Cruises scheduled to ply the Atlantic Ocean, departing at different ports both coming from Europe on the way to Miami or those leaving Miami, en route to Europe.

So if youre about to book any of the Celebrity Cruises for Transatlantic Tours, checkout the dates, the cruise ship and the different ports to make sure youre booking the right cruise ship that will depart nearest your point of origin. Besides, every cruise ship has their own destination points so you have to double check if you are making reservations for the right Transatlantic tour.

Take note that Transatlantic Tours are for one-way trips only. You will have to arrange for air fares as part of your travel package in case you intend to make your way back earlier than the scheduled return trip of the Celebrity Cruise ship. Check out the Celebrity Cruises website for best deals or you can buy your air fare ticket direct from the airlines if this will prove to be much cheaper.

Different Celebrity Cruises Bound for Transatlantic Destinations

Celebrity Century- This cruise ship is scheduled to leave Miami, Florida for Celebrity Cruises bound for Ponta Delgada, Azores, Lisbon, Portugal, Seville, Spain, Malaga, Spain with final port of call at Barcelona, Spain. Its a 14-night travel with one-way ocean fare prices starting at $799.

Celebrity Constellation is a 13-night sea travel scheduled for an Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise that will leave Miami, Florida bound for Paris, France, Dover, England, Amsterdam, Holland, and Hamburg, Germany with one-way ocean fare prices starting at $899.

Celebrity Equinox will leave Fort Lauderdale, Miami en route to Ponta Delgada, Azores, Lisbon, Portugal, Seville , Spain, Barcelona, Spain, Nice , France, and Rome, Italy for a 14-night Transatlantic cruise which starts with a one-way ocean fare of $999.

You will enjoy your travel days at sea while on board the Celebrity Cruises in its newly revitalized form. About 314 staterooms have been refurbished with newly installed private verandas for your viewing pleasure while riding the waves of the deep blue ocean. Relax and unwind at piano bars or cocktail lounges or have a lively evening at the upper deck disco.

Have different dining pleasures in the Grand dining room area or in other specialty restaurants to suit everybodys tastes. Other activities include different mind enriching experience from culinary arts, to wine tasting to highly entertaining lessons about astronomy and star gazing. Chapel services are also provided for your spiritual enhancements.

All cruise ships of Celebrity Cruises will provide you access to Internet stations where you can be in constant touch with families and friends via email or chat. Find your ultimate relaxation in the cruise ships Aqua Spa where you will experience therapeutic massages applied in rituals inspired by different exotic cultures.

Different destinations will provide you with different enriching experiences. One such example is Civitavecchia in Rome, Italy where you will uncover a lot of historical data through guided Celebrity Cruises guided tours. You may be interested in visiting the magical charms of the stalagmites and stalactites of Malaga found in the Caves of Nerja. Celebrity Cruises are well known for imparting different knowledge; hence there is a lot to be learned from every port of call you will visit.. What the Prices Include and Exclude in Celebrity Cruises Fare Offers:

The quoted prices will include shipboard accommodations based on your choice of stateroom, one-way ocean fare, main meals, selected beverages and access to almost all entertainment facilities on board the cruise ship. However it does not include air fares for your return trip, transfer to returning cruise liners, shore excursion guided tours, specialty restaurant meals including specialty beverages, photographs, medical services, spa services and gratuities or minor fees.

You can check out their prices by logging in to their website and by indicating the specific travel destination. Better yet, order to download a brochure for any of the Celebrity Cruises you have chosen so you will have an idea as to how much to set aside in planning your Transatlantic Tours via the Celebrity Cruises.

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Celebrity Branding

Celebrity branding is a method of advertising which uses the services of a celebrity to promote a product or service with the help of their fame and status in the society. This method has several approaches; it can involve a celebrity simply appearing in a commercial and the celebrity can be signed for attending events for promotion. Another method is to start a product line using their name as a brand. Perfume and garments are the largest product lines involving such a promotion. All the top actors, singers and models are known to give their name to a certain brand or licensed products. Jennifer Lopez started her own line of clothing a while ago which features designer clothes personally designed by her.

A customers buying behavior is hugely influenced by famous people. Marketing experts, using associative learning principles, analyzes the lifestyle of the celebrities to properly assign them to the brand which depicts them perfectly. Their fashion sense, appeal, awareness, fame and public image are reviewed thoroughly to assign them the right charity work or product. Repetition, blocking, CS pre-exposure, extinction, overshadowing, belongingness, and association set size are the principles on the basis of which analysis is done like the famous Miss World Aishwarya Rai of India who has very beautiful eyes was chosen to campaign for eye donation project. Some of the celebrities are known for their distinct voice. This concept led to the voice-over method in advertising. Their voices merely attract customers when used in a commercial.

Today, nearly twenty percent of the advertising industry utilizes celebrity endorsement. A celebrity is bound to endorse many products and brands over a course of time. Each time a different image of the celebrity is being projected to the public. The company should keep in mind the previous identity and play accordingly. Projecting a different person every time will sustain the interest of the customers, but at the same time the two identities shouldnt conflict with each other. The captain of England soccer team David Beckham has endorsed many products. While advertising for Gillette, his taste for hairstyles was considered and he was given a bald look. When campaigning for Police his passion for fashion was portrayed all over and heavily jeweled David Beckham was depicted.

If a celebrity isnt comfortable with being pictured differently each time he or she can create a graphic image or logo of their own which can be used each time they advertise for a particular product. The logo can reflect the personality of the respective celebrity, like the font can be stylish if the celebrity is fashion conscious like Jennifer Lopez who created a logo of JLO, which is used to advertise perfume and even clothing line of her own. Another advantage in this approach is that the brand can still be appealing to the crowds even after the celebrity has lost his or her looks as they wont require visual recognition and aids in the long-term negotiations. The celebrity logo itself carries the style and attitude.

Millions of dollars are being invested by marketers to get the promotional support of super stars every year. Davie Brown Entertainment has an agency completely devoted to the purpose of choosing a celebrity for a product. They not only judge a celebritys caliber to affect brand affinity and consumers taste but also design the advertisements for the celebrities to feature in it.





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Winner of Celebrity Apprentice

Who Won Celebrity Apprentice?

For those wanting to know "who won Celebrity Apprentice" in last night's Finale, Donald Trump finally erased any doubt when he told Bret Michaels he was "hired" in Sunday's finale of the reality show. For those not only wanting to know "who won Celebrity Apprentice", you may additionally be curious as to what the prize may have been. The "who won Celebrity Apprentice" episode (my title) winner received $250,000 for his charity of choice, the American Diabetes Association. The runner-up, Holly Peete, ended up receiving the same amount and she revealed that her charity was for autism.

Bret Michaels Sentimental Favorite

The final result of the "who won Celebrity Apprentice" episode was really no suprise since everyone knew Bret Michaels was going to be the sentimental favorite since he suffered a brain hemorrhage in April and was hospitalized again after suffering what doctors called a warning stroke. The media had a "field month" with all the updates that millions of fans of Bret Michaels and of the show wanted to know continually how he was doing. The frontman for the band Poison now faces surgery for a hole in his heart. Now that it is no secret as to who won Celebrity Apprentice 2010, the question "who won Celebrity Apprentice" for 2011 still remains.

TV Ratings

This is the 3rd year of Celebrity Apprentice and probably the third time people have inquired hours and days later, "who won Celebrity Apprentice", since ths show has captured a viewing audience of 12 million on it season finale. The 12.1 million viewers overall scored NBC's highest 18-49 rating in this slot in six months. This was the top-scoring finale in any of "The Apprentice" shows. Both adults 18-49 and total viewers since the conclusion of "The Apprentice 4" on December. Last night's "who won Celebrity Apprentice" finale was up 41 percent in 18-49 rating and 51 percent in total viewers.

Product Bret Michaels Concocted

According to inentertainment.co, in last night's finale:

"Bret and Holly both lead their teams to create marketing and advertising campaigns for their new flavors of Snapple drink. Bret had Summer Sanders and Daryl Strawberry on his team, while Holly worked with Maria Kanellis and Curtis Stone.

While Bret was preparing to give his Snapple presentation, his daughter Rayne came in and surprised him. Michaels then appeared to stumble a little while doing his speech, but when he spotted his daughter in the audience, he remembered why he was there in the first place" on this wonderful episode I personally entitled "who won Celebrity Apprentice?"

Right before Donald Trump announced who won Celebrity Apprentice, Cyndi Lauper performed her new song, "I'm Just a Fool for You."

Past Winners of Celebrity Apprentice

Are you wondering who won Celebrity Apprentice in previous years? Here is a listing:

2009: Who Won Celebrity Apprentice? Joan Rivers

2008: Who Won Celebrity Apprentice? Piers Morgan

2007: Who Won Celebrity Apprentice? Stefai Schaeffer (click here) to see the rest.

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How to Get Over Celebrity Worship

Are you obsessed with every move that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie make? Do you follow the antics of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears as if they're a religion? If so you may be a victim of celebrity obsession or celebrity worship. Celebrity worship is at epidemic levels in this country as sales of celebrity focused magazines such as People, In Touch, and Us skyrocket. Is this really a good use for your precious time? If you're tired of wasting your days reading about the privileged lives of celebrities who don't even know you exist, why not channel your energy into something more useful? Here's how to get over celebrity worship and get on with your life:

Stop reading the tabloids

Do you rush to the newsstand each week to see who made the cover of People magazine? Do you spend your hard earned money on a stack of celebrity news magazines and tabloids such as the National Enquirer? Now would be a good time to start weaning yourself from this habit. If you indulge your celebrity worship habit by buying several celebrity magazines each week, buy one less magazine on a weekly basis until you no longer buy them at all. Pat yourself on the back for the time and money you've saved by not bringing them home with you. Ask yourself if you really miss them all that much. Chances are you don't.

Realize that celebrities have their flaws.

Some people focus on celebrity worship because they believe they have flawless faces and figures as well as perfect lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. Celebrities are real people with real problems like you and me. Surely their high divorce rate will convince you of that. Even their looks are not as pristine as photos would have you believe. Celebrities are almost always airbrushed before their photos are viewed by the public. Check out some of the internet sites that show celebrities without makeup if you need convincing that the stars aren't perfect.

Find out what's happening in the real world.

If you've been myopic enough to only follow the lives of the rich and famous, broaden your horizons a bit and educate yourself about what's happening to the rest of our country and the world. Instead of buying another celebrity worship magazine, get a copy of Time, Newsweek, or the New York Times and keep abreast of what's happening beyond the golden boundaries of Hollywood.

Develop a new interest or hobby.

Use the time you previously devoted to celebrity worship to start a new hobby, join a club or learn a new skill. It will make you a more interesting conversationalist and give you a newfound sense of confidence. When you have stimulating projects and activities of your own, you'll have less time to spend focusing on what the celebrities are doing.

Exercise

Instead of envying the svelte bodies of your favorite celebrities, go out and build one of your own. Daily exercise will not only improve your health and physical appearance, it'll give you a new sense of confidence. You may start to feel like a celebrity yourself!

Yes, you can break the celebrity worship habit and become a more fulfilled person in the process. Give some of these tips a try and watch your celebrity obsession melt away.





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