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Tired of all the fuss in your life and want to chill out real time? What you need is a bit of entertainment to clear your head and bring you back to real awesome life.

Disconnect your body from your brain and make it a slave to the urban entertainment scene we offer at your schedule. Is this still not sweaty enough for you? Well, we are a virtual entertainment hub so the schedule is yours to convert House on Main into your entertainment floor to see what’s new, hip and happening. Now you know what you are doing this week! Go fetch likeminded people around you and burn the flare within you at House on Main till you set everything around you on fire!

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Are streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime worth the money?

Many people nowadays are members of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. If you are not, and are wondering if you will get your money’s worth from a monthly subscription to a streaming service, read on.

The cost of one movie ticket — The cost of a typical streaming service is less than the cost of a movie ticket.

For that money, you get unlimited access to as many TV shows and movies as you want, and all for the same price. When you also consider every member of your family can watch these shows, then the price is ridiculously cheap.

Thousands of shows and movies — A typical streaming service (see 123movies for a free alternative) has tens of thousands of shows and movies to watch, with many more added every month. This means you will never run out of things to see, as you will always have hundreds of things in your library waiting to be watched. As well as thousands more being added.

Binge watching — People love streaming services like Netflix and Hulu because they love to binge watch their favorite shows.

This means you can begin watching a TV show right from the first episode, and watch it all the way through until the end of the series.

With traditional TV, however, you have to wait for the TV company to air it before you can watch the next episode.

Access to foreign content — Many people love to watch international movies and TV shows. With traditional TV, however, you will usually find these are not often aired.

With streaming services, however, you will have access to movies and TV shows from all over the world. All are subtitled, so easy to understand, and you can watch as many of them as you like.

That means if German TV or Dutch movies are your favorite things, you will find many of them on streaming services.

You can download to watch later — Many streaming services also allow you to download their content, so you can watch it later in a place where you do not have access to the Internet.

Many subscribers love this as this allows them to watch their shows on trains, planes and buses, or while stuck waiting in an airport for their flight.

Downloading to watch later allows you to see thousands of TV shows and movies you may never have had time to watch otherwise.

Several devices at once — These streaming services like Hulu and Netflix are especially worth the money as many people can watch them at once.

This is even better when you consider you can hook up three devices to a service at the same time for the same low monthly fee.

This allows you, your spouse and your children to all be watching different TV shows or movies at the same time, and all on different devices.

The streaming services do not charge you an additional fee, so the price per person per month is just a couple of dollars.

What is the full process for applying for ESTA approval?

If you are a citizen of a country that does not need to apply for a visa for entry into the United States, you still have to apply for approval into their ESTA program before you are allowed to enter the country.

ESTA application is easy and fast, but you will still need to know what the full process entails before you start to do it and hit the Route 66.

Gather your supplies — The ESTA application can be done online, and only takes a few minutes to complete and submit. You will need to have your passport with you, as well as all the contact information for anywhere you may be staying, which includes hotels, camp sites, hostels and even the homes of friends and family you may have in the United States. You will also need your employer’s work address and phone number, as well as an accurate amount of how much you make every year.

How do you pay for an ESTA application? — Paying for an ESTA application is easy as the United States government allows it to be paid via credit card directly with your ESTA application form.

When should you apply? — It depends on what you think your chances of being accepted for the program are. In other words, if you think there is no reason why you should be rejected for ESTA, then you can apply up to 72 hours before you leave as approval will be sent to you within 24 hours.

If, however, you feel like you may be rejected and will need to apply for a proper American visa instead, you will want to apply several weeks before your flight to the U.S. leaves. That way, if you do get turned down, you still have time to apply for a proper visa to the U.S. so that you will not miss going on the trip you have already paid for.

How much does the application cost? — You may have heard that it is free to apply for the ESTA approval. In reality, that is no longer the case, as the American government now charges $14 for every ESTA application that you make. As this is still much cheaper than having to pay for an actual visa, it should not be too much hardship for you.

How long will your ESTA be valid for? — Once you have an ESTA, does that mean you can go to the U.S. as many times as you like without having to apply for another one?

No, it actually means the ESTA approval you now have will be valid for up to two years. During that time, you can come and go as often as you like, as long as you do not stay for longer than 90 days every time. If you do, your ESTA approval immediately becomes invalid upon departure from the United States. You will then have to apply for another one if you want to be able to go back again, and want to do so legally.

What’s There to Love About Dancing?

Around the world, people from nearly all walks of life are increasingly finding joy in dancing.  Dancing is a form of exercise as well as a venue for gaining new friends and acquaintances who might share the same ideals and interests.

In some regions like the European Union, parents are encouraged to engage their kids in one-hour-a-day exercises.  For adults, its half hour per day.  Initially, this may be too tiring for kids especially but it all depends on which exercise they’re going to do.  Dancing, for instance, is a fun way to build strong bones, improve muscle tone, and shed baby fat.

It is also a very good alternative to playing sports for people who aren’t fond of it.  Moreover, dancing is also an art therefore, it can open doors for discovering and utilizing one’s creative juices.
Dancing can also be a career in itself.  Many artists from the entertainment sector is a product of prestigious dance schools.  In the UK alone, there are about 30,000 artists who perform as dancers or practice their professions as dance instructors or choreographers.

Aside from these three, professions that are somehow related to dancing include producers, directors, promoters, designers, technicians, therapists, publicists, and writers.

Dancing is a venue for learning skills that may also apply to other professions other than dancing.  Thus it can also lead to other careers. Confidence and self-esteem is developed as well as social and communication skills especially when in a large group. In almost all professions, these skills and attitude help individuals shine and stand out from the rest.

The problem of getting started in dancing and staying in love with the art oftentimes bar you from making a decision.  Below are five reasons why you’ll forever love it:

Energizes mind and body

Dancing is physically and mentally energizing.  Being so, it is a helpful activity for both young and young once.  In short, it is revitalizing no matter what age you’re in.

pexels-photo-132929Strengthens bones and muscles

It improves bone and muscle strength.  Joints are also kept healthy.  Do you know of any dancer who lacks strength and stamina? Very few, if none at all.

Encourages socialization

Joining dance sessions increases your circle of friends.  It becomes a venue for meeting new acquaintances. Meeting fresh faces, talking to someone new can lift spirits.

Improves posture

You’ll know a seasoned dancer by their gait and posture.  Dancers have this natural tendency to walk with such confidence and perfect posture.  Years of being training helped them develop awareness of how they walk, sit, or stand.

Cuts stress

Do you notice how high your spirits are after a dance? Dancing is a form of destressing after a mentally draining activity at work or school.

Develops self-esteem

Dancing boosts confidence levels as the art is learned, mastered, and perfected.

Joining a dance class is a worthwhile goal.  Soon, your mind and body will be loving it.  Go and bring out those dancing shoes!