The NY Times Show is a nationally recognized trade show for travel. It has all the best experts in the field in NYC for one weekend every year at the Jacob Javits Center. As if this were not enough, there are hundreds of booths representing all countries, cities and/or localities you may ever wish to visit. Besides having great information it’s an opportunity to score free bags, flashlights, pens and other inexpensive items. But for me the highlight of these booths is a chance to win a free vacation. While learning about an exotic corner of the world, the possibility of going for free is almost too much! This has not yet happened but a girl can dream can’t she? There are also cultural performances, seminars, book signings and even meet and greets. It puts the world at your fingertips and all for $15!! You cannot beat it.
You know that sound a fingernail makes when it scratches against a chalkboard? You know that feeling the sound of that action gives you? I, like most people, hate that sound. I instantly feel like scrunching my shoulders up to my neck and closing my eyes. I feel the exact same way when I am using an emery board to file my nails. This annoying sensation has a name: “grima” which is Spanish for disgust or uneasiness. This term basically describes any feeling of being displeased, annoyed, or dissatisfied someone or something. It is a feeling that psychologists are starting to pay more attention to as it relates to our other emotions. Emery boards are traditionally made with cardboard that has small grains of sand adhered to them. It is the sandpaper that I believe makes me filled with grima. According to studies that are being done around the world, it is not just the feeling that we associate with certain things like nails on a chalkboard or by using emery boards