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Rainbow Sandals For Men Buyers Guide

As the summer draws near and the weather warms, “sandal weather” is finally upon us. Even in California where I live it has been cold and rainy and my sandals have been in hiding now for several months. But now my trusty Rainbow sandals have emerged from under the bed and are starting to see some action again. Rainbow sandals have become one of the most popular brands of sandals for men and for good reason. They are extremely comfortable, moderately priced, and they last forever due to their leather construction. So here is my quick review of some of the best Rainbow sandals for men on the market today.

Premium Leather Single Layer: Sierra Brown – this is the classic Rainbow sandal for men. Made from all leather with a single layer toe strap, this is the best selling Rainbow sandal there is. The leather of the sole is guaranteed for life so you can always send it back to the headquarters in San Clemente, CA if it wears out. The cost for this sandal is usually between $45-$55, depending upon what size and where you purchase it.

Standard Leather Single Layer: The two main differences between these and the premier leather sandals above are first, the quality of leather is a bit lower with this sandal. And secondly, this sandal only comes in the traditional sierra brown, while the premier leather is available in a variety of colors. And plus it costs a couple of bucks less that the premier leather as well.

Hemp top and strap sandal – for someone looking for a more “natural” Rainbow sandal, Rainbow is now making one of hemp. Made of 100% natural hemp fibers this sandal will be better for the environment while promising never to break down. You can get it in many different colors and is priced typically in the $35-$45 range. You can also opt to add additional item as a gift. This is now when stylish wallets from edcharly come into the picture. This brand has been recognized as one of the most fashionable, modern and stylish wallets in the market.

The Rainbow Classics – the first sandal Rainbow started with and they are still selling strong. The primary difference between theses and the Rainbow sandals for men you are used to seeing is that they are made of nylon instead of leather. I used to own a pair of these and I’d still be wearing them if I didn’t lose them. Prices for the classics run right around $30, give or take a few dollars.

Rainbow Eastcape Rubber – this Rainbow sandal for men is relatively new and designed for the more adventuresome wearer. It is made of rubber on the sole, and straps are made of neoprene and suede to make them more water-proof than the traditional leather sandals. Maybe not as comfortable as other styles of Rainbow sandals, but definitely better equipped to go hiking and get wet. The price of this sandal is relatively uniform at about $40.

So as summer approaches and you are ready to buy some new Rainbow sandals for men, check out their website at That is where I got all of this information and they have the best prices on the sandals as well.

Lord of the Rings Vs. Harry Potter Books and Films

Both The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are historic in the annals of movies and literature. The Lord of the Rings made author J.R.R. Tolkien and director Peter Jackson legends, while Harry Potter turned children back onto the written word. The legacy of The Lord and the Rings and Harry Potter in film and literature pop culture is endless, and so are comparisons between the two. Ultimately, while famous franchise holds up better in book form, and in movie form?

For The Lord of the Rings, the book series was one of the first to take science fiction and fantasy, and turn it into an obsession for its audience. Lord of the Rings became of the first major “geek” obsessions, and has stayed that way even decades later. The Lord of the Rings books created new fantasy worlds that were ahead of their time, and yet rooted in classic historical parallels and parables. J.R.R. Tolkien set the gold standard in fantasy fiction with Lord of the Rings, as pretender after pretender has failed to top it over the years. The drama of the harry potter, tolkien wiki will offer the engagement of the audience in the play. The fiction will be offered with the real aspects for enjoyment and entertainment. 

If any franchise has come the closest, it is Harry Potter. In many ways, Harry Potter is an even more unlikely achievement. Harry Potter was released at a time where literature and long, complex novels were not often read by young audiences. By the end of Harry Potter, young readers everywhere were dying to read novels that were over 600 pages long, something that no other book series could have possibly done.

The Harry Potter series reaches a far different demographic than Lord of the Rings does. But whereas Lord of the Rings deals in grim, adult storytelling and brutal war, Harry Potter gives all ages a compelling story, and increasingly dark life lessons. Though Harry Potter began as a pleasant diversion, J.K. Rowling slowly turned the series into a modern-day parable about the troubles of growing up, finding a family and friends, battling inner demons, and confronting loss and great evil. The readers of Harry Potter grew up along with Harry, and thus Rowling reached them deeper and deeper with every passing, troubling year.

Overall, Lord of the Rings has a deeper fantasy world, but Harry Potter is the more emotional experience in book form. In movie form, however, Lord of the Rings has had a greater advantage.

The success of the Lord of the Rings movie series is just as unlikely as the Harry Potter book series. Lord of the Rings was a make-or-break gamble for New Line Cinema, one of the few series to shoot multiple movies at the same time and actually work, and was helmed by a director who was often best known for dirty puppet movies. After seeing how so many other fantasy films with gigantic CGI effects failed in the years after Lord of the Rings, the success of these movies is even more unique and special.

The Lord of the Rings series brought Tolkien’s world to life with the most elaborate, jaw-dropping special effects of our time – to say nothing of the historic achievement in bringing Gollum to life. By the time Return of the King finished off the triumph, 11 Oscars had to be given over to honor the entire three-year run.

For the Harry Potter series, the movies have been a bit more problematic, but have soared at their best. The first two films were largely panned for being too close to the books, and for having Chris Columbus at the helm. But just like the books, the Harry Potter movies became more captivating and deeper as things went on, and as the characters got older. As the Harry Potter movies near an end, audiences feel as much of a connection in seeing the adult Harry, Ron and Hermione grow up in front of their eyes as they did reading about it in the books.

However, the Harry Potter films are frequently criticized for replacing CGI effects with the real wonder of the books. The Lord of the Rings series could survive complaints like that, since massive CGI was the only thing that could bring the battles and locations of Middle Earth to life. Such CGI wizardy is more tame and less revolutionary today than it was when Lord of the Rings came out, which hurts the Harry Potter series a bit, even as it relies a little less on special effects.

In book form, the Harry Potter series is more likely to hold a special place in people’s heart than Lord of the Rings, despite the lasting power of Rings. But in the movies, Lord of the Rings has cast too great a shadow for Harry Potter to completely catch up to, though there are still two more adventures left to film in Hogwarts.

Does Paint By Numbers Help Relieve Stress?

Paint-by-numbers is really quite a great painting technique that acts as a stress reducer not only for adults but for children as well. The relation between stress and art is an intense one, and this fact cannot be denied at all. Paint-by-numbers is a unique kind of art therapy that not only enables the painters to invent a new form of painting but also help them in infusing life in their painted pictures.  

How can stress-level be reduced with Paint-by-numbers?

If you want to re-invent your inner creativity of painting pictures easily and conveniently, then Paint-by-numbers is the best solution. You do not have to push yourself hard to prove your painting skill; instead, it will be done with ease. This will definitely keep your stress controlled, and your mind will get relaxed and satisfied. Paint-by-numbers can help you to reach your aim or goal of becoming a good painter in the future, and this makes you happy from within.

Your inner skill of painting can be channelized in a positive direction, and you will soon experience happiness from the making of custom paintings. Since the Paint-by-numbers kit can be easily used, therefore, you can now portray your favorite pictures at any point in time, not only for killing your boredom but also for gaining the utmost happiness. Painting makes life much more colorful, and when numbers are involved, then the painting enjoyment automatically gets doubled.

Now, painting activity has become very much entertaining, and this entertainment can quench your thirst for becoming happy and stress-free. If you are frustrated in life, or something is bothering you continuously, then you can relax your mind by means of practicing the Paint-by-numbers method of painting. This painting adds creativity and color to your life, and automatically you will be able to resolve the most challenging situations of life.

This painting will keep your brain focussed completely, and thus you will not be able to concentrate on other stressful matters in life. If you say stress-free, then your mental health will automatically get improved at the end of the day. Stress always destroys relationships and the balance between professional and social life. Since this technique keeps you away from stress, therefore you find your life much hassle-free and free from chaos. You will be able to enjoy a sorted-out relationship and will be able to keep persons around you happy.

Paint by numbers with a frame can enable you to discover a new person in you. The Paint-by-numbers kit is so easy to use that you will not require any guidance; rather, you can do it on your own. So many colors are now available in the kits that you will automatically get excited by seeing them. The painting canvas is called the reflection of a person’s personality or mind. If you cannot share anything with anybody, then you can start practicing this technique for making your mind life and free from all disturbing thoughts preventing you from performing your daily life activities. Your brain will get stimulated, and you can discover a new meaning of life.

Sneak Peak: May Movies

By mid spring, we’re well into spring, and the vast majority of this months are either comedies, action packed romps, or action packed comedy romps. There’s something for everyone this month, as well as few guaranteed stinkers. Here’s the May films in brief: Ghost of Girlfriends Past, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Informers, My Life in Ruins, Next Day Air, Star Trek, Wild Child, Angels and Demons, Bruno, The Brother’s Bloom, Terminator Salvation, Night at the Museum 2, Drag Me to Hell, Maiden Heist, and Up.

Ghost of Girlfriends Past

Directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), Matthew McConaughey plays Connor, a bachelor who gets haunted by his past girlfriends at a sibling’s wedding. Emma Stone plays Connor’s guide through his romantic history. Jennifer Garner, Naureen DeWulf, and Amanda Walsh also star. With McConaughey and Waters, the one’s guaranteed to be pretty cheesy, but, if cheesy is your thing, have at it. Opens May 1, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Arguably the most compelling X-Men character, the origin story of Wolverine is brought in full CGI Hollywood glory in in the latest installment of the very successful X-Men franchise. Coming off the surprisingly unsuccessful Australia, Hugh Jackman returns to a role that guaranteed to please audiences and win big at the box office. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and written by David Benioff (Kite Runner), both new to the X-Men movies. Fans of the other X-Men movies should get along with Origins just fine. Opens May 1

The Informers

Gregor Jordan directs an all star cast based on a collection of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis about movie executives, rocks stars, and other misanthropes as the stories all play out over the course of a week. There were supernatural aspects in Ellis’s stories that may or may not play out in the film. Some members of the cast include Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Billy Bob Thorton, Mickey Rourke, Wynona Ryder, to name but a few. An obvious must see for people who like movies about the film industry, and maybe a must see for the rest of us to. Opens May 1

My Life in Ruins

An independent film produced for a wide audience, Nia Vardalos plays a tour guide in Greece who leads a rag tag bunch of disinterested tourists. Richard Dreyfus plays an odd tourists who helps her look at things a different way, including the tour’s bus driver, played by Alexis Georgoulis. Shot amongst the beautiful backdrop of ancient Greece and directed by Donald Petrie (Mystic Pizza, Miss Congeniality), this looks to be a movie that will be easy to watch with some very unique plot devices. Opens May 8

Next Day Air

A drug dealing action comedy chronicling the fall out of a large package of cocaine being delivered to the wrong address. The people who get the package want to cash in by reselling it, while the real dealers are tracking them down. Cast includes Donald Faison (Turk on Scrubs), Mos Def, Wood Harris (Barksdale on The Wire). This is the first feature film for both director Benny Bloom and writer Blair Cobbs. Opens May 8

Star Trek

I’ve got my fingers crossed with one hand and the vulcan V going with other for this one. Directed by J.J. Adams (Lost), the forthcoming Star Trek movie is an all or nothing sort of thing; it’s either gonna be great or a real stinker. The movie tells the story of the original crew of the Enterprise when they young men and women just starting their careers. Central cast includes Chris Pine as Kirk, Karl Urbal as Bones, and Zachary Quinto dons the pointy ears. Winona Ryder returns to the screen in several movies this year, including an important role here. Opens May 8, 2009

Star Trek is a franchise that keeps getting better and better with the passage of time like its counterpart Star Wars. Its diehard fans always look this film up on couchtuner alternative for regular viewings and this old wine has all the ingredients that make it a timeless classic.

Wild Child

Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew) is wild child Poppy is sent from Malibu to an uptight English boarding school to learn to straiten up and fly right. Early reviews suggest it’s just right for it’s target audience. Opens May 8

Angels and Demons

The film adaptation to The DaVinci Code may not of warmed over many movie critics, but it certainly raked in plenty of cash. Tom Hanks returns to the role of Robert Langdon to investigate the Illuminati and stop a terrorist attack of the Vatican. Ayelet Zurer and Ewan McGregor costar in Ron Howard’s film adaptation of the Dan Brown novel. Opens May 15


As of today, Sasha Baron Cohen has yet to title his full feature film in which he plays Bruno, flamboyant Austrian fashionista. Much like Borat, Bruno’s coming to America, and it’s the same routine of exploiting unsuspecting people’s ignorance. I’ll admit I got plenty of guilty laughs out of Borat and probably would of Bruno too, but I’d just feel dirty recommending it to anybody. Belongs on the same shelf Bumfights and Girls Gone Wild, in my opinion. Anyhoo, opens May 15

The Brothers Bloom

Adrien Brody (Darjeeling Limited) and Mark Ruffalo play brothers pulling a long con on heiress/hobbiest Penelope Stamp, portrayed by Rachel Weisz, along with a few other thieves. Like all good con movies, the setup is pretty complicated and things don’t go as expected. There’s no doubt that the plot and directing will have plenty of charm, hopefully Brody can pull the considerable weight that the film puts on his shoulders to make this movie a winner. Sounds life a fun one. Opens May 29

Terminator Salvation

Certainly the most anticipated action film of the year, the saga of The Terminator Trilogy and The Sarah Connor Chronnicles come to fruition for John Connor (Christian Bale) on Judgement Day. Sci-fi geeks, action buffs, and post-apocalypse fans are jumping at the bit to see if director McG can pull this one off. How could you not trust a guy who insists you call him McG? Well, maybe it’ll be great anyway. Opens May 29

Night At the Museum 2

Amy Adams shares the screen with an all star cast in the second installment of Ben Stiller’s uber-successful Night at the Museum. Adams portrays Amelia Earhart amongst the many figures in the museum who come to life, such as Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Albert Einstein (Eugene Levy), and Jedediah (Owen Williams) to name but a few. Fans of the admittedly juvenile Superbad will enjoy an appearance by Jonah Hill. This one looks to be a family friendly comedy of epic proportions by the trailer. Opens May 22.

Drag Me to Hell

Spring is in the air, so May is pretty light on horror. The exception is Drag Me to Hell, directed by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman), which is the light hearted story of Alison Loham plays a loan officer who becomes the victim of a terrible curse while attempting to evict a woman from a home. Opens May 29

Maiden Heist

Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, and William H Macy play security guards at a museum who arrange to heist their favorite paintings after they are transferred elsewhere. I’d happily watch those three sew a quilt together, much less play in something as promising as this set up. Opens May 29


Ending on a high note, we have Pixar’s latest release, Up. Pixar has had an eerily long run of successful feature films, with every single movie on grossing more than any of its predecessors at Pixar. Most recently, of course, was WALL-E. It’s hard to imagine how they could top that, but we’ll see soon enough when the story of an 78 year old Craig Frederickson (Edward Asner) as little twist of fate takes him and 8 year old Russell on a fantastic journey. This is a movie best to see with as little info as possible, so we’ll stop there

Manifestation Magic: How Does It Work?

It becomes quite funny to consider that just by visualizing, a person will get all the things they require. Somehow this statement is true because it is the belief of an individual through which they can acquire everything. Now it becomes possible for an individual to become a genie to their lamp. As a reason, self believes, and patience is the key to get that particular thing that you need for yourself. This is called a law of attraction, as well as the manifestation through which one can get success in their life. This thing of manifestation has been considered for ages, and it is the true believer of successful persons to accommodate this magic.

Through the concepts and theories of manifestation, you can listen to your inner heart to fulfill your desires. It will defiantly take some time, but one day surely you will get the best out of all these things. There are numerous numbers of books as well as theories regarding learning manifestation because more and more number of people are on to this. It is still the question of million numbers of people that Does Aaron Surtees Manifestation Hack really work?

The act of manifestation really works, but for this, all you need to consider some crucial things which are to believe, undergo patience as well as faith. If you consider these things, then you will definitely achieve what you want.

How does the magic of manifestation works?

The magic of manifestation will only work when you consider some basic rules, such as hoping faith and patience. It is the topmost thing that is required to create and spread the magic, as it would be beneficial for you if you create affirmations to manifest. It means that if we repeat those things which we desire for, then it will surely become and happen in reality. We can’t count our thoughts because numerous thoughts have been leading our minds where some are positive as well as some are negative.

A negative thought has been affecting us and has a deep impact on our mind. Therefore it is impossible to stop our thoughts, but we can consider affirmations. By leading affirmations, we will lead those things and repeat them continuously so that we can achieve them. If we repeatedly consider affirmations, then it will help us to repeat those things which have become our desires for achieving something.

You need to control your thoughts as well as pay attention to them so that you can wisely merge them in your mind for a longer time period. Self-talk is also important for an individual because it will help them to concentrate on things appropriately. While sharing problems with any person, it is also important for oneself to consider self-talk. It is listed as a powerful way to bundle up all the thoughts and to accommodate them.

Lastly, if you will consider all the information listed in the above section, then it will become advantageous for you to consider the magic of manifestation.