Did you know these facts about rape in the U.S.?
1. Low estimate of the number of women, according to the Department of Justice, raped every year: 300,000.
2. High estimate of the number of women raped: 1.3 million.
3. Percentage of rapes not reported: 54 percent.
A popular method used to subdue victims is a date rape drug. These drugs are powerful and dangerous. They can be slipped into your drink when you’re not looking. The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste. They make you weak and confused or even pass out. Three of the most common date rape drugs are Rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine. These drugs are also known as “club drugs” because they tend to be used at dance clubs, concerts, and raves. The effect of these drugs can be felt as soon as 15 minutes, and last for several hours.
How to protect yourself from becoming a victim: not accepting drinks from other people, keeping your drink with you at all times, open containers yourself, go with the person that offers to get you a drink, and don’t drink anything that tastes or smells strange. We all would like to trust people when dealing with strangers and socializing, but this could lead to a traumatic situation.
If you’ve ever faced this situation and need someone to talk to about it call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE. When going out, bring someone you can trust with you. Protect yourself while having a good time.
Valentine’s day is one of the busiest nights to dine out. It’s ok if you don’t have a date this year to celebrate. I have some nifty ideas to occupy your mind. Instead of sitting at home moping on why you’re single or how much you hate your ex. Why not spend the time treating yourself? You can take yourself to the movies, quiet time at a spa, or shopping. This day is not just for couples. It’s all about love and we should all know by now, you can’t truly love someone else if you don’t love yourself first.
Switch things up this year by spending time with your single friends. Compliment each other, tell one another how awesome they are and why they’re important to you. There’s nothing wrong with buying yourself flowers. If you want them, go get them and smell those roses. Just keep in mind you hold the key to your happiness and sometimes we have to make ourselves happy by treating ourselves with gifts or a little R&R. We should be spreading love everyday! (I digress)
If you want to change a disheartened past into a celebration, here are a few tips:
1. Spa date
2. Go to the movies
3. Treat yourself to something special
4. Hit up a bar and socialize
6. Party at your place with your single friends
8. Accomplish one of your goals
9. Organize something you’ve been putting off
10. Bubble bath with a glass of wine and candles
If you’re single let us know what’s your plans for Valentine’s day.
I can’t wait to scream loudly with excitement during this years Super Bowl XLVIII. No, my team is not playing in the Super Bowl because I don’t have a favorite football team. So, I won’t be cheering for any team in particular. I’m more of a basketball fan than football fan. The competitiveness of football gets me excited while watching muscular men in tight fitting uniforms tackle each other with domination. Spending the day with my friends and family gives me joy watching each other yell at the T.V, acting as if they’re the ones playing in the game. Seeing bets on who’s going to win the game being made and devouring decadent food that was prepared for the occasion. Like, bite size sandwiches in the shape of a footballs, vegetable platters, and spiked punch.
If you’re looking for healthy recipes to prepare for your Super Bowl party here are 10 Healthy Super Bowl Foods. I also found a tasty drink option like Margarita shots. You can even enjoy these 12 simple and tasty last minute Super Bowl Recipes. If you have a recipe you’d like to share with us please do. Tag us in your Instagram photos @Breakawaybabes.
If your team is playing in the Super Bowl this year, good luck to you and your team. If you’re upset still because you feel the referees caused your team to lose and didn’t get a chance at this years Super Bowl, let it go and prepare for a new season. Have fun during this years Super Bowl parties and drink responsibly.
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“Knowledge is power”. The more you know, the better you’ll be for planning ahead. Even though I’ve been super busy adjusting to a new work schedule learning new guidelines on a week long road trip. I can’t help but think about reading a new book. I have one book on iBook that I started but haven’t read in a few weeks. I’m searching for something that’s going to pull me in. Making me feel as if I’m in the story and have connections with the characters. Or maybe an influential book that’ll broaden my horizons. Anything you’re reading that you can’t put down or would love to share with us? I also would love to join a book club this year. If you’re in a book club express your like vs dislikes.
What are you reading?
Ever feel too tired to take part in work related social gatherings? Well that was me today. Invited to hang out with my co-workers after work for some fun and networking. Not just a drink at a local bar, but a line dancing country theme shindig. Thinking about those thousand other things I need to do when I get home. I tried to weasel my way out of going. My supervisor suggested we play rock, paper, scissor. If he wins I go and if I win I get to go home. I lost!
Having to overcome not being able to go home, I made the best out of my evening. We meet up at a really cool grilled cheese sandwich joint. Dope decor with portraits of celebrities mounted on the wall resembling them eating cheese. Some of my co-workers came ready for line dancing and dressed the part. While we munched on cheesy sandwiches we were able to catch up on each others day. I even learned a helpful tip from someone I’ve never talked to before because we’re in two different parts of the office.
Do you know how to line dance, because I don’t. Opting out of the lesson, because I was just trying to get one drink and go, I was able to see many people sitting and looking only at their cell phones. Not socializing with anyone, a straight face, and a drink in hand. I find it weird now that humans have such a hard time putting their cell phones away and enjoying what’s going on around them. As if its not attached to our hands what would we possibly do? Some of us wanted to watch and the others were super excited to get wasted and dance. The venue had a live band playing, inviting you to join in on the dance floor to get your boogie on. This is why I think instead of having a coat check, owners should have a no cell phone policy. Maybe this will force people to start having fun again and forget about what others are doing somewhere else. Before Facebook or Twitter, what were you doing when you went out?
“All the single ladies, all the single ladies. Put your hands up!” Beyonce song “Single ladies” gave us girls a new perspective on dating. Telling us if we’re in a relationship and he likes us, it’s time to put a ring on our fingers. Even for the single ladies out there looking for a new relationships; with hopes of becoming someones future wife. Dating now is so difficult. Some of us are so tired of the lying, cheating man, we’d rather be alone. Some women have a hard time being alone and need to jump right back into a relationship faster than they closed the last one. The quality of dating is not how it was when my parents used to date each other. People had more respect for the other person. Now, all I’m hearing is “When can we have sex, or I’m not looking for a committed relationship.” How can we change this way of thinking when it comes to dating? I think it starts with us ladies, by showing men we’re marriage material and not just someone to do.
When we go out at night dressed to impress. We should not only show men we’re good-looking. We need to show them we have standards too. I see too many girls competing for attention from men giving off the wrong signals. Boyfriend hunting sometimes can come off as desperation. Which is a huge turn off for both species. No one likes a pushy person whom can’t handle separation. Accept the attention without trying so hard to hold on to it. Set the tone you deserve respect. Ladies, it’s time to take the reigns when it comes to dating. Let’s show these guys we’re ready for a committed relationship with a deserving gentlemen. Confidence is key for having a better social life and relationship.
For all the single ladies, tell us your experiences with dating. Do you agree with my opinions?
Tomorrow’s my birthday, and i need a new drink for celebrating it. Who has a good drink they’ll like to recommend to me? Not to sweet and just enough liquor to get the job done right!
- New Favorite Drink (lifesjourney947.wordpress.com)
- Whiskey Chilling Rocks Keep Your Drinks Cool (lockergnome.com)
How confident are you about yourself? Would you bet a million dollars that you are 100% confident about yourself? Self-confidence is very important in almost every aspect of our lives, and many of us struggle to find it. We build trust and faith in individuals because were confident about them. When it comes to doing what you believe is right-even if you’re criticized about it. Do you go with your qualifications or does low self-confidence kick in and doubt? We all face difficult decisions; although if you’re confident about yourself it makes it much easier to address.
What we want to show you are ways to build that self-esteem up and empower yourself to be better each day. We have came up with 10 steps to prepare you for this journey. In order to be the best you, you must work hard at it and not expect short cuts. No one said it’ll be easy but with the right motivation you’ll feel confident to accomplish any challenges in your future.
- Assess your appearance ( Are you happy with your hair, weight, or wardrobe? If not, time for a makeover)
- Think about what’s important to you and where you want to go
- Find balance in your life and routine
- Write down your fears (This allows you to see what could potentially be holding you back)
- Positive thinking (No negative thinking allowed; It really works)
- Keep yourself grounded (You can be over-confident and lose your humility)
- Do something for the first time ( thank me later 🙂 )
- Connect with positive influencers in your life
- Look at what you already achieved
- Commit to yourself
Working from within helps you to have a better social surrounding and a better outlook about life. Confidence is key; if you already possess these qualities due share with us using hashtag #socialcircle. We are here to complement and build each other up together!
- The Importance of Confidence (thebeautifulflowerblog.wordpress.com)
- How To Handle The Fear Of Rejection (healthstream.typepad.com)
Who’s single and ready to mingle? Looking to switch up how you socialize? We have a mingle challenge that’s all about having fun and stepping outside your comfort area.
“You must be tired, because you have been running through my mind all day,” Is one of the worst pick up one liners ever! Who’s heard this line before? For some reason, guy’s think it’s clever to say cheesy lines to get a girls number. Woman love a man who can make her laugh, not laugh at them.
When you get to your destination; get a good table or area in the venue where you can see people entering through the door. You’ll be able to see who you want to mingle with first. If you’re with your friends have someone be the decoy and head with you towards him. Let’s say he’s at the bar, approach the bar and lean in with your chest high and money/card in hand. Look his way but act like you’re just looking around him first, then say loud enough for him to hear; “What would you like to drink?” when you’re really asking your girlfriend. If he hears you he might think you’re talking to him. Politely smile and say sorry I was talking to her, if you’ll like a drink I can get you one. This ice breaker will definitely catch him off guard and might even get you the free drink. Either way you took the initiative, and went after what you wanted. Keep the conversation going by asking his name, seeing if he came alone, what brought him to this place, finding out where he’s from, and don’t forget to listen; It’s very important. You want to keep the conversation light and compliment him; then allow him to say thank you, before changing the topic.The biggest secret to being a good conversationalist is allowing other people to talk. You become boring when you can’t shut it. Did you know that we only comprehend and keep only one-fourth of what we hear? That means our mind tunes out to other ideas, and we tune out what someone is saying to us. Now get out there woman and challenge yourself!