Green Lantern Costumes – Join The Exclusive Green Lantern Corps

DC Comics’ Green Lantern has remained a staple member of the comic book company’s superhero franchise for decades. Intergalactic plots, aliens and monsters of all kinds, and an all-powerful hero go together to make this superhero one of the most popular superheroes today, in his signature Green Lantern Costume.

Bearing an emerald power ring that can create anything from the bearer’s imagination, as well as an extraordinary amount of willpower, each member of the Green Lantern Corps can become a one-man army, protecting denizens of the universe from threats and crimes of the most unusual nature.

The Corps selects its members based on two different categories: the ability to feel no fear, and the ability to confront fear head-on. Each member is given a Green Lantern Costume, a Power Ring, and a Power Battery.

The Power Battery is connected to a larger, more powerful Power Battery in Oa, the Planet where the Lantern’s creators, the Guardians of the Universe, reside. The rings can last for 24 hours, at which point they are recharged through the portable Power Battery each Lantern carries.

Although the ability of the rings to conjure any object is unparalleled by any technology in the DC Comics Universe, it is still limited by the amount of willpower and imagination of the bearer. No one knows this more than those designated to protect Earth. That’s why they must maintain iron will power.

In current continuity, Earth – classified as Sector 2814 – is watched over and has produced not just one, but four Green Lanterns. Hal Jordan was the first and most prominent member. Jordan’s duties were often supported by his backup, hot-headed Guy Gardner and architect John Stewart.

When Hal Jordan became possessed by Parallax, an entity made of fear, his power ring was then given to the fourth member of Earth, Kyle Rayner. Jordan, Gardner, Stewart and Rayner have each had their share of fame in the DC Universe, having been part of organizations such as the Corps and Earth’s premier superhero organization, the Justice League.

The latest installment of the Green Lantern adventures was released in June 2011. Now, costume wearers, avid fans, and superhero costume collectors can add a new piece to their set of ensembles by owning a Green Lantern Costume. And the best part…they can choose to be your favorite character. From the protectors of the universe to their arch enemies, there’s an outfit for them all.

Joining the Peace Corps As a Couple

Difficulties Applying as a Couple

An issue I have encountered while applying to the Peace Corps is a lack of information regarding couples serving together in the Peace Corps. Serving as a couple in the Peace Corps has both its benefits and pitfalls as does anything you decide to do in life. The benefits can include having someone familiar to talk to, a support system, help fight loneliness, or someone to keep you going. The downside however may be that you will fight more, one might be more successful than the other, you may not spend any time together or may not spend any time a part, or that since you are both in new conditions you might not be able to communicate the same way you did before service. But if you decide that the benefits outweigh the issues you may face, here are some things to consider.

What it is like as a Couple

For the most part, serving as a couple is not much different than serving alone. The only real difference is that during your time there, you have someone else sharing a bedroom with you and someone that you know from back home to talk to. But you are not together the whole duration of service. During the first three months of training, you live with host families so they can “show you the ropes” and help you to learn the language faster. Also during this training, you and your significant other are separated from each other into different host families so that you better integrate into the group as well as the culture.

How You Can Do It

Applying as a couple is overall fairly easy. On the application they ask if you are applying as a couple and if you say yes, they ask for their name and that is pretty much it on the actually application. Later on when you get to pick your country preferences you must be careful because there are quite a few countries that cannot support couples serving together.

The process is also different depending on if you are married or dating. My girlfriend and I each had our individual Peace Corps interviews and then later in the week had a couples interview where he asked us about how we deal with conflicts together and how we think we will handle the stress of service and dating. A married couple in my girlfriend’s graduate school program did not have to have a couples interview, all they had to do was submit their marriage certificate as proof of their marriage.

A Beginner’s Guide To Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

STEP ONE. Ensure that you have learnt the basic terms found in travel insurance policies. Learning the difference between ‘single trip cover’ and ‘annual cover’, or ‘golf cover’ and ‘winter sports insurance’ will help you to base your decision on your own specific needs.

STEP TWO. Now that you understand the basic terminology, you can start to assess your own needs. Think about what kind of traveller you are, where you’ll be going, and what kind of risks you might come across. It’s vital that you don’t miss this step, as you need to know that you’re covered for all eventualities.

STEP THREE. It’s also important that you understand the more complex terms used in travel insurance. This way, when you’re faced with the full policy wording you won’t be caught out by any industry mumbo jumbo. Try having a look at some sample policies online, which most insurance companies now provide.

STEP FOUR. Do some investigation amongst your nearest and dearest, finding out why they chose their policies. Do remember, of course, that every traveller has specific needs and requirements for their holiday, so you can’t rely entirely on the advice of others. However, this can be an easy way to begin your search.

STEP FIVE. These days, it seems like everywhere you go you’ll always come across adverts for price comparison sites. Though the adverts are generally quite annoying, comparison sites can actually be very helpful in letting you view the pros and cons of different policies side by side. Don’t be tempted to rely on them completely, but do have a look at them to see if they can answer any questions your research has opened up.

STEP SIX. Never underestimate the importance of research. Whilst advice from friends, family and comparison sites can seem very helpful, it is ultimately down to you to get the top deal out there for your trip. Research may feel a bit arduous at the beginning, but you’ll be thankful of it should you need to make a claim on your policy after your holiday.

In the end, it’s really quite simple to sort out your travel insurance policy. To get the best deal possible you will have to put in a bit of time and effort, but at least then you relax, certain that your holiday is in safe hands.