Thursday, January 19

Winter Fine arts

Shannon's Winter Online Fine Art Sale, which starts at 2:00 PM EST on the 19th, is one of the biggest online-only art auctions! The auction will feature mostly American and European 19th and early 20th century paintings. With the help of Invaluable, anyone can access and bid on these beautiful works from the comfort of their home!

Here are a few lots to check out:

Lot 109: Still Life with Oysters, Whiskey and Biscuits
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Condition Report: Canvas: Not Applicable
Condition: Good
Restoration: Very Minor
Frame: Reproduction
slight bow to board, overall craquelure. 

Lot 108: Portrait of a Gentleman
Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Condition Report: Canvas: Lined
Condition: Good
Restoration: Considerable
Frame: Old
Scattered crazing throughout. 

Lot 76: Sam's Block

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Condition Report: Canvas: Unlined
Condition: Very Good
Restoration: Very Minor
Frame: Quality Reproduction 

Feel free to check out other exclusive fine art and decorative art up for auction on Invaluable.

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Friday, January 6

15 Things To Do When You Can`t Fall Asleep

Very often it may happen that it becomes difficult for us to fall asleep. Do not start to panic and simply follow the simple tips that we have collected and they will help you to fall asleep without problems.
  • Choose a comfortable pillow. It should not be too large or too small. Of course, some people can sleep without a pillow. It would be good use orthopedic pillows, as they are the most comfortable.
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  • Choose a comfortable pose. Comfortable pose is very important for sleep. So, you have to lie down comfortably, so that nothing interfered with your sleep
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  • Try not to twist and lie in one position. This happens because of over stimulation. It seems that you want to sleep, but you can not find a comfortable position. In such cases, lie down (for example, on the back) and do not move. At the same time, try to relax your body.
  • Figure out whether you are relaxed or not. In order to sleep - we need to be relaxed. You will be unable to fall asleep quickly, if our muscles are tense. It is necessary to relax the muscles, especially the neck and neck area and head. Sometimes we do not even know that we are tensed.
  • If thoughts do not allow you to sleep – make an agreement with them. Sometimes it happens that we can’t get rid of some thoughts or worries. However, it is very important to clean your mind from any thoughts in order for a good night sleep to come.
  • Meditate. Try to remove all the thoughts from your mind and listen to your body. Listen to the peace and silence. 
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  • Mind your breathing. It's very simple - it is necessary to monitor your breathing. Breathe calmly, deeply, and monitor: inhalation, retention, exhalation delay. Concentrate on your breathing and get rid of the thoughts!
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  • To sleep calmly - do not drink stimulating beverages before bedtime. Do not drink before going to bed such drinks as: coffee, tea, yerba mate, Puer, energy drinks, etc. It is best to drink a glass of warm water or warm milk (you can add honey).
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  • Ventilate the room before going to bed. During the whole day the room can accumulate too much energy and, therefore, it is desirable to disperse it. Who wants to sleep in the swamp? Namely, the swamp can be compared to stagnant energy in the room (bedroom). Open the window for 5-10 minutes, in order for the fresh air, oxygen, and stagnant energy to enter the room.
  •  As a minimum, wash face before going to bed. To wash off the accumulated energy for the whole day (not always pleasant) - it is desirable to take a shower or bath. You can simply wash your face with warm water before going to bed. It is necessary to wash the eyes, ears - those organs through which we perceive the most of our world, and in which remain prints for the whole day. Therefore, wash the accumulated negativity and go to bed.
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  •  Calm down before going to bed. In order for the sleep to be calm and strong, and the process of falling asleep was not long - do not watch militants, horror and other exciting video before going to sleep. Also, do not listen to a rough, heavy metal music - listen to calm, pleasant motives (the most useful are the sounds of nature).
  •  Go to bed on time. You should take going to bed at the same time every night as a rule. Your body will get used to a certain regime and it will be easier for you to fall asleep.
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  •  Turn off all the distracting devices, such as the lamp, TV, or any other devices that can interfere with your sleep. 
  •  Try to add the fragrance of lavender, bergamot, marjoram, sandalwood or geranium in your room. It will not simply make the air pleasant, but will also help to relax the body and calm down your nervous system. 

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  •  Put on a comfortable pajamas. It is very important, thus you could feel yourself convenient.
These tips may seem simple, but they are truly helpful. Following them, it will be much easier for you to fall asleep.

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