The Hottest Cannabis Stocks

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Since Cannabis has taken a turn over the past years and has become legal in more and more states, the industry has been showing a large growth like no other. Along with growth follows a potential for a booming market, which means that investing in cannabis stock is hot and it’s a great opportunity to invest right now.
Investing in cannabis can start out small, by putting up a few hundred dollars and investing in a minimal number of companies. With just a little bit of research into some of these cannabis companies, and identifying some of their stocks that you think will move, you’ll find a long-term potential for success within the marijuana market.
Of course, trading and investing is not without risk, so be sure to keep that in mind when choosing what stocks to invest in. Here are a few companies that are hot on the market right now:
Marapharm Ventures Inc. (OTCQ: MRPHF, CSE: MDM and Frankfurt: 2M0 zero), based in British Columbia, Canada
Cultivating, producing and distributing marijuana for Canada and the U.S., this company which will soon be reaching British Columbia, Washington State, Nevada, and California. Investors can acquire portions from at a low $2 per share. Momentum is expected to rise due to an early establishment in these regions. Early investment at a low cost will prove major benefits.
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The company has experienced management along with sophisticated strategies which will lead to diversified products and profits. Multiple investments are expected here, not only for recreational and medicinal purposes but in dispensaries, hemp products, and automated vending machines. Their all-natural hemp oil called Maragold, is expected to be on the market this year.
Medical production in Canada, where use is already adopted, will make the investment process move quickly up the ladder. Once approved, Marapharm will begin production in the Province of BC through it’s planned facilities.
You can read more of this article in our January/February 2017 Adult issue of ModelsMania

The Deplorable Cult of ME

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“The Prohibitive Rise of Self-Absorption”
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In the ancient and mythical writings of humanity, a powerful visual image was created in the form of the Worm Ouroboros, the giant snake that would eat its tail. In many a folk tale, epic poem or song was found this profound symbol of The Great Worm. The underlying allegory of a snake eating its own tail once had a positive connotation, a depiction of wholeness, totality and oneness. Over the centuries since its first appearances, this legendary creature has seen many different treatments in all forms of literature, but the oldest and purest forms of the myth were profound examples of the symbol of infinity and completion. Over time and as society and its icons evolved, the myth of the Great Worm has changed too. In the modern age, that encouraging tale of Ouroboros has been revised and reworked, taking on a darker tone, one that leaves a sour taste on the tongue. The Worm Ouroboros and its literary cousins is now the story of the creature that devours itself completely in an effort to stave off all-consuming hunger, no longer able to find sustenance from its surroundings but must turn on itself to assuage its emptiness. It is a tale of destruction and desolation more dreadful than most people can even fathom.
There are few anecdotes darker than this modern reworking of Ouroboros. It is the story of an entity that can never have enough nourishment, nothing satisfies its hunger nor fills its barrenness. No matter how much is swallowed, there will never be enough. It is the tale of being destroyed by a ravenous appetite that is beyond all control, immeasurable anguish of a soul without any chance of finding light and beauty that can soothe the spirit. The modern tale of the snake devouring itself is quite chilling in the extreme for it can be applied to any situation or any person possible. The country that consumes all of its resources, even the lives of its citizens, to feed its incessant desire for power and gain is just as gloomy a story as the talented musician who cannot get enough attention to fill the emptiness inside and so self-destructs through dissolute behavior when the spotlight isn’t on them each and every minute of the day. All it takes is looking into the grimy crystal ball of most media outlets to see stories like this at home or abroad on a global or even a local scale.
But these are grandiose examples, the kinds of fodder we see on the network news broadcasts and supermarket tabloids. The disease that is self-absorption has permeated down from our fascination with celebrities and stars to our complete preoccupation with social media and has now infected how the average person goes about living their lives. Children rarely play together in small or large groups in the neighborhoods where they live.
You can see more of this article in our January/February 2017 issue of ModelsMania
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Love to Live Longer

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Do you live to love or love to live? As weird as this question may seem, this is one of the most interesting questions that caught the attention of scientists since the beginning of modern times. The reason for that is in fact the theory according to which love is considered by many as a vital type of nurture, just like food or water for the body. Although it may come in many forms and natures, love is the engine of a huge amount of energy that fuels our lives every day. It’s like a sort of invisible fuel standing at the basis of acts, intentions and general state of mind. Now let’s see a bit of how love can improve parts of life and even existence in general.
It has been proven scientifically that love generates happiness. And in a simple analysis, happy is healthy, since the body generates happiness hormones that are able to offer a state of good through endorphins. Now, since happiness is the aim of human kind by excellence, there have been numerous studies conducted in order to search for the factors that are able to produce happiness in our existence.
If we think about it, we many times wonder for the reason why we are here, and more often for the reason that we are meant to interact with one another. Interaction is considered by many experts as one of the engines that are able to produce happiness, and it’s quite obvious why this is a fact. Irrespective of the fact that you may be an introvert or an extrovert, in general lonely individuals tend to live unhappier than the ones who surround themselves with loved ones, like friends and family. In fact, introversion is quite wrong understood in this scenery, in that it started to be somewhat promoted amongst the new generation of millennials, through the heavy inclusion of technology in our daily life and through attracting attention towards a lonely way of living. Actually, this situation is strongly related to the possibility or impossibility of loving, and hence of being happy.
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There are more and more psychologists who started to worry about this situation and who started thinking of new ways to use the modern tools, like social media, to change the tendency of “lonelyfication” a bit. And their solutions have reached a certain degree of efficiency in that the young generation is more and more attracted to these cute gimmicks. These are represented by meetup events, concerts, discussion groups that encourage the personal encounter rather than just electronic interaction and so on. And the same experts who participated in the organization of these events have found that people are really getting happier out of meeting one another in person, out of discussing to each other in reality and out of hearing a human voice respond to their questions, comfort them for their hardships or just narrating random facts to them. The human mind is an extraordinary tool helping us interact, however the heart comes into play on this occasion and pours the sugar on interaction by preferring this to be in person, rather than from a distance.
You can see more of this article in our January/February 2017 issue of ModelsMania

Star Person: A George Michael Tribute

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Each of us within ourselves create our own worlds and when a man dies, that world dies with them: a person is not just a person but a legacy that he leaves behind. George Michael lives among us even today. He lives on as the musician, as a lover and more importantly as the rock star that he really, truly was. While Michael wasn’t any less controversial a figure but to him it didn’t matter as long as he felt free. Freedom of expression was important to him and his life choices were a testament to the fact.
George has had the chance to touch so many of our lives through his music and his oh-so-casual attitude towards life. He was a man of integrity and strongly held principles who knew no boundaries and who knew how to be comfortable in his own skin- Michael couldn’t care less for people’s judgment of his music or career. He believed he was living the life most people wanted but didn’t have the courage to build and for his freedom, to be able to do as he pleased, he made no apologies. Let us take a walk along memory lane to see just the man George Michael was.
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‘Wham’ into Fame
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, and believe me that’s his name, entered into the music industry with his high school friend, Andrew Ridgeley who shared his love for pop music. What started out as a high-school musing, landed the duo to sign with a record company in 1982 under the band-name Wham! The duo created magic with their music and were soon a great hit among the young girls. Michael stayed with the band until he sang ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ with Elton John and decided to ‘go solo’, in 1986.
It worked well for him when he decided to split from the band because he was a brilliant and prominent song-writer and singer. After he recreated his image from a young punk boy to a manlier and edgier look, he went on the record several successful albums and made himself into the George Michael we know today. His first solo album set the pattern for his career in years to come: Faith was full of novel yet controversial music which people loved to hate and hated to love. The single ‘I Want Your Sex’ was way ahead of its time in the late 1980’s but Michael wasn’t afraid to put his thoughts into words and his words into music that wouldn’t escape their lips for eternity to come.
You can see more of this article in our January/February 2017 issue of ModelsMania

How to Win in Motocross

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Want to get some tips on how to win in motocross like Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Jeremy McGrath or Ryan Dungey? Well, just read on.
Preparation. First and foremost, you need to be mentally and physically prepared to ride on an MX track. What you accomplish is going to be completely in your hands and how much you’re willing to push yourself. The best way to do that is through practicing as much as you can. Keep in mind that it’s going to take patients to get your techniques in check and those will come automatically without thinking about them over time. Your moves will become automatic after you have perfected them over and over again.
Make Yourself One With Your Bike. By making yourself one with your bike, you’re giving yourself the advantage to take on any kind of given situation that may arise. In this way, you’ll get a feel for how your bike is going to respond. Look ahead and anticipate what’s ahead of you.
Focus. Focus on the race and envision yourself reaching that finish line. You need to go into motocross racing by putting complete focus and heart into it. Always try to push through your barriers and do your best. You’ve got to be fully engaged, 100% right at the moment you’re racing. You can’t think about anything else. Put your drive and focus in everywhere on the track. Focus, focus, focus!
Starting Techniques. Make sure your runway has no traction and that you pick a start that’s smooth on the other side of the gate.
Position your body first. Have your hand on the throttle with your middle or index finger on the front brake. Use one or two fingers over the clutch. Lean your body forward towards the bar pad, while keeping both feet down in front of the pegs on the ground so you can balance out your bike. Keep your eye on the gate, elbows up, and as soon as the pin drops, release your clutch, gas it forward while leaning forward; all simultaneously. By leaning forward, your front end will stay down.
Try to get an overgrip on your handles while keeping your elbows up so that you can keep better control of your bike. Pull in your clutch a little if you start to wheelie and don’t let off the throttle. It’s important to keep the throttle steady and keep mid-throttle. Pay attention and keep your bike straight. Be aggressive. The biggest key to starting is confidence!
You can see more of this article in our January/February 2017 issue of ModelsMania
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BEST TRAVEL LOCATIONS FOR 2017

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If you’re not sure where you want to travel for the new year, buckle up and have a look below at some of the best travel locations for 2017:
Canary Islands, Spain. For a fantastic place to visit after a long, cold winter, these islands offer the perfect destination because of their warm climate year round. The Canary Islands are an archipelago of seven main islands in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the northwest coast of Morocco in North Africa. The islands were formed from volcanic eruptions and shaped by desert winds and their landscapes are adorned in 160 miles of exceptionally beautiful coastline and beaches.
Tenerife. Tenerife is the largest of the Canaries, which prides itself on its mountains, forests, and beach landscapes. You can enjoy a day of hiking at the Mount Teide National Park, where a cable car takes you up to the summit. Expect to find some fertile wine vineyards up north in Taraconte.
Fuerteventura. This is the oldest of the Canary Islands. It’s known for its dry climate and white sandy beaches. Here you can visit the Dunes National Park, go snorkeling, scuba diving or take a short ferry ride to the Island of Lobos.
El Hiero. The smallest of the Canary Islands, it’s been traveled the least amount which makes it a complete getaway. This island offers views of volcanic craters, forests and the entire island from it’s highest peak. Natural swimming pools of water can be found on El Hierro in the north, along with food and wine which is cultivated on the island.
In addition to miles of coastline, the Canary Islands are home to some exquisite ancient architecture and delightful villages and towns. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots to visit on the islands. All you need are a good pair of walking shoes and a camera to take in the gorgeous scenery.
The Great Lakes, U.S.A. If you’ve never been to any of America’s five Great Lakes, this is a trip you’ll never forget. They’re located on the U.S./Canadian border, surrounded by the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The beauty of these five lakes, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario is the largest fresh surface water system on earth.
Lake Superior. You can get on a six-day river cruise from Ontario to Montreal. You’ll see forest filled parks which include fishing, boating, and kayaking. Lodging can be found lakeside and you can be sure to see a lot of wildlife on this outing.
Lake Michigan. You’ll find some lovely beach towns here, along with Milwaukee’s lakeside art gallery and Harley Davidson Museum.
Lake Huron. Expect to find farms and forests along these shorelines, along with campsites and bed & breakfasts. Manitoulin Island is located here, the largest freshwater island in the world.
You can see more of this article in our January/February 2017 issue of ModelsMania
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Top 5 Ski Resorts in the USA

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For Ski lovers, the New Year’s holiday is actually the time to start packing for Skiing. If you love to Ski, then you might also want to make the right choice in Ski Resort this season. It is worth noting that ski resorts are quite different from other vacation destination; a lot hinges on the weather and the condition of the mountain than lodging or dining. This requires months and months of pre-planning and climate observation. Therefore, when people book ski trips, they are actually expecting that they would enjoy best skiing experience. But, it is a fact that not all ski resorts can provide the same level of fulfillment to ski lovers. This is why we have compiled a list of the top 5 Ski Resorts in the USA.
American Ski resorts are popular worldwide for being well-facilitated, high-end and worth-visiting. So let’s visit one of these excellent ski resorts to ensure an enriching and adventurous skiing trip.
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1. Jackson Hole:
No prizes for guessing, the top slot is occupied by the already very famous Jackson Hole. For Ski Lovers, Jackson Hole is what Patriots are for NFL. Even if there is not enough snowfall, the resort offers the best fall lines and terrain in the country. If you are not into the tram then you still have a gondola, which covers about 2,500 feet of vertical. This season, the place acquired another gondola, so there is another reason to visit this amazing resort.
A few years back there were complaints about the absence of terrain for the average destination skier; this issue has been resolved now as the resort has created large leaps to deliver skiers to extensive coursing groomers. Last season, the Teton Lift also debuted; this lift accesses a number of terrains that were previously in-bound but were skied less frequently than the side country and backcountry terrains. Teton lift’s left flank offers breathtaking views of the Tetons and gladed shots down the resort’s northern end while its right end offers a big apron groomer and some secret power fields shaded by the trees. Then there is the Sweetwater Gondola, which takes skiers from the base of the mountain to the Casper restaurant in one flight at the newly developed mid-station.
Where to stay? The best mountain perch is offered by Hotel Terra, which is only a 30 second walk to the tram slightly away from The Mangy Moose, which is USA’s best après bar.
You can see more of this article in our December 2016 issue of ModelsMania

Five Delectable Rum Cocktail Recipes

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We all love cocktails and those delectable concoctions created using Rum are definitely to die for. Rum cocktails must be on your essential list of beverages whenever you want to impress anyone.
Rum cocktails are fun to make and taste delicious. But the problem is that there are so many recipes out there that you simply don’t know which ones to make and which ones to omit. This article sheds light on the different varieties of rum that you can use in cocktails and also some of the best rum cocktail recipes.
So, let’s first understand different types of rum used in cocktails:
Light Rum is created from molasses, which is aged for at least a year or two and then charcoal filtered. This process gives it that distinct smooth, crisp yet mild flavor.
White rum is made from white oak barrels that are distilled and then filtered to make it clearer. Usually, white rum doesn’t need to be aged, which is why it has an uncomplex profile with hints of vanilla and almond.
Golden is aged in ombre oak barrels. It has coffee and caramel base with hints of banana, almond and oak.
Dark rum or black rum is the heaviest of all in terms of flavor. It is aged in charred oak barrels for much longer than other varieties of rum. It has overtones of caramel and vanilla and gives a smoky, intense finish.
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Let’s now discuss some interesting rum cocktail recipes:
1)Daiquiri
Ingredients:
2 ounces light rum or golden rum
½ lime or 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
Directions:
In a cocktail mixer, pour sugar and lime juice and mix till sugar dissolves completely. Now add the rum and fill the rest of the mixer with ice and shake for 10 seconds.
You can see more of this recipe in our December 2016 issue of ModelsMania
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The Best Winter Getaways

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It’s winter season again and it’s time to think about where to spend your time away from your hectic daily routine. Whether you want to take to the slopes or relax and take it easy, we’ve put together a few of the best winter getaways to choose from:
Pitztal Valley, Austria. Austria has some of the world’s most fantastic mountains tucked away in the Alps, Europe’s main range of mountains, which span over France, Italy, Austria and Slovenia. One of the most impressive ski resorts has got to be Pitztal Glacier, Austria’s best and highest glacier ski resort. The Pitztal Valley lies at around 3,400 meters above sea level and you’ll find excellent conditions on the slopes during the winter months. You’ll ski in powder fields here on a 1,500-meter run which takes you from Mittagskogel mountain down into the valley.
You must visit Wildspitze, the highest peak, where the Wildspitzbahn state-of-the-art cable car will take you up to find an impressive, architecturally sleek ski lodge, which shape was inspired by the surrounding snow-capped mountains and its curves harmonize with the snowscape. Sit and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Alps while enjoying lunch or sipping on a hot cup of coffee at the Café. The curvilinear structure is made from steel and aluminum, bringing in natural light through it’s double height floor-to-ceiling windows. A wrap-around observation deck lines with a glass curtain guard allows you to take in the crisp air while enjoying the great views.
Accommodation in Pitztal is available for all occasions from hotels, flats, farm holidays and more!
Sedona, Arizona. Seclusion in a rustic cabin can make a very romantic winter getaway with your partner in beautiful, picturesque Sedona. Expect to be surrounded by lush forest while you snuggle up with your loved one by the fire, sipping on wine or a nice hot mug of hot chocolate. The winter months here are sometimes blanketed in a light layer of white snow over the layers of red rocks surrounding this magical place.
Take a stroll in Central Sedona and do some shopping while you enjoy the unique Holiday displays. At night, you’ll see the breathtaking light displays at Tinsel Town, Posse Grounds Park. If you want to spend Christmas away from blizzards, Sedona is the place to be as it rarely snows before January. Many outdoor activities can be enjoyed, including jeep tours of the backcountry and cliff dwellings. Southwestern galleries and artists display their artwork at the Festival of Trees at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
You can read more of this article in our Adult December 2016 issue of ModelsMania
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Society condones violence but condemns sex

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We live in bizarre times. We live in times where the society seems to be living in some sort of state of oblivion and uncertainty. And no, I’m not going to be ranting about how Donald Trump’s presidency brings uncertainty to the whole world.
Even Trump’s controversial words about Muslims and immigrants are nowhere nearly as controversial and contradictory as what the society says. If you truly listen to the society, you begin wondering: what the heck is actually wrong with us?
We live in times where the society seems to be okay with violence, but it condemns sex at the same time. Just think about it: the thing all people – okay, not all, but safely 90% of all people – do regularly is dismissed as something inappropriate and unhealthy.
And the thing that most of us actually find disturbing – violence – is being rolled out like a huge poster on full display. We seem to be tolerant to being so easily exposed to violence – on TV, YouTube, videogames – but every time a woman appears in a film without a bra – the society goes, “No way! That’s totally inappropriate! You can’t do that!”
Violence – something we fear could happen to us and our loved ones in real life –is being tolerated well, while a couple having sex – something a majority of us think and fantasize about at least a few times every day – on prime time TV is like the end of the world.
The level of hypocrisy is just laughable. And then we’re asking ourselves why there are so many hypocrites running this world?
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We’re two-faced hypocrites
But that’s not the only question we ask ourselves when trying to figure out why so many disgusting things are happening on daily basis in this world. Exposing large audiences to violence on TV is like screaming at the top of your lungs, “Look how cool it is to slice someone up with a knife!”
While censoring a sex scene is like, “No, no – you can’t do that! In fact, you can’t even watch it! What if you attempt to do it in real life?!”
It’s been said for decades that the movie and television industries should be careful about showing so much violence. Domestic violence, sexual and child abuse…
There’s an incredibly high number of people who easily get driven by things they see on the big and small screens. “Hey, why don’t I hit my wife a couple of times? I saw this cool guy do it in a film yesterday.”
You can read more of this article in our Adult November 2016 issue of ModelsMania
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