Thursday, April 30, 2009

Love and marriage was supposed to be forever.

When we are single we are so jealous of the couples we see on the streets but as soon as we manage to get a partner, the single life starts to call for us again.


The first reason to break up is jealously. We always fear our partner is going to leave us or is already sleeping with someone else. This is out biggest thought and the nightmare that keeps chasing us day and night. How do we get rid of it? If you cannot trust your partner with your life or you cannot trust her 100% percent just drop her like a stone. She is not worth a single second of your life. You are wasting time with her that could be much better spent with another great girl.

The second reason is money. When you are living with your couple, 70% of arguments will be about money according to Dale Carnegie Book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. If you both cannot manage your money together, you are in serious trouble. One possible solution might be frequenting a seminar about that.

Third reason is the bad sex. If you cannot satisfy your partner sexually or if she cannot satisfy you, you will end that relationship soon or later. Reading a good book or teasing your partner might help it

Forth and last reason is the past. What you partner had done in her past will be something she will carry with her forever and you too and there is no way around.

If your partner was engaged in drugs, prostitution or assaults, you know you will always be one step back with her and always fearing she will lower herself again.
Love looks ideal, but only on the other side of the barrier.
When you cross the river, the green land turns dark, and the land you left, turns green.

Diet and a lifestyle change....

Differences among a diet and a lifestyle change.........
As happy as I was to only gain two pounds last week, of course, I'm much happier to have lost six this week. And it's hard to ignore a pattern I've seen over the past 14 months - almost every time I've posted a gain for a week, it's been followed by a loss, and often a significant one.

What's it mean? I can't really take much away except "Stick to it!"

When I gained last week, I focused on the other ways that I had succeeded and forced myself to start my new week with a good attitude and a clean slate. This week was a really good one regarding both food and exercise and I even managed some indulgences -- nachos, a mozzarella stick, a half of an egg roll and ice cream were my splurges of choice.

Again, I think it all comes down to the same thing I keep harping on - this is a lifestyle change. And I find a lifestyle change mindset to be very different from a diet mindset.

Here's what I mean:

On a diet, there's a start, which means there's also an end. How you act after you feel like you've reached the end could undermine all the hard work you've done.

With a lifestyle change, you're committing to permanent change. You have to work to find the changes you can live with for the rest of your life. Results may be more gradual because you're not cutting out everything "bad," but I think they'll also be more lasting.

On a diet, you're either on a program or off it. Every time you slip up, you might feel like you've screwed it up, which could trigger feelings of failure and cause you to give up entirely.

With a lifestyle change, ups and downs are par for the course. We see this in our entire lives, why wouldn't we see it with how we eat and exercise?

On a diet, the main measure of success is often the numbers on the scale. A loss is a reason for celebration; a gain is a reason to wonder what went wrong and judge ourselves.

With a lifestyle change, it's easier to put things in perspective. Yes, reporting my loss or gain is the first thing I do here each week, but I also try to look beyond the numbers on the scale to gauge my success. There are so many reasons that you might gain weight in a given week that have nothing to do with if you did anything "wrong"... our bodies are confusing things! Sodium, exercise, menstruation - they can all complicate what the scale tells you. But when you look at your changes in the context of your whole life, successes are easier to find - going down in clothing sizes, feeling energized, breathing better, etc. And when you focus on the big picture, it's easier to put temporary gains in perspective and get past them - I may have gained two pounds last week, but that's no reason to undo more than 80 pounds of loss! And this week I'm especially happy that I didn't let last week derail me!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Advised in current outbreak

"How should I protect myself?"
As reports of swine flu continue to rise in the United States and around the world,
Health officials' advice is to follow common-sense precautions: Wash your hands, stay home if you're sick and listen to your local health authorities.

U.S. health officials stress the importance of frequent hand washing during outbreaks of illness.

"Very frequent hand-washing is something that we talk about time and time again and that is an effective way to reduce transmission of disease," Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Sunday at a White House briefing.

"If you're sick, it's very important that people stay at home. If your children are sick, have a fever and flu-like illness, they shouldn't go to school. And if you're ill, you shouldn't get on an airplane or another public transport to travel. Those things are part of personal responsibility in trying to reduce the impact. "

"In areas with no disease yet, a lot of what we can do sounds simple and repetitive but helps," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, interim deputy director of the CDC's Science and Public Health Program. In addition to washing hands often, she recommends covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing and avoiding touching your eyes and nose in case the virus is on your hands.

By midday Sunday, there were 20 confirmed cases in the United States. All infected U.S. patients have recovered. No one has died.

Mexico, however, has been hard hit: 86 deaths had been deemed "likely linked" to a deadly new strain of the flu virus by health authorities there. Viral testing has confirmed 20 cases, said Dr. Jose A. Cordova Villalobos, Mexico's health secretary, and Mexican authorities are investigating at least 1,000 cases of illness.

Cases also have been reported in New Zealand and Canada.

The World Health Organization calls the situation a "public health emergency of international concern," and the United States on Sunday declared a "public health emergency," likened by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to preparations for a potential hurricane. No authorities are calling the outbreak a pandemic.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Little Green Peace in the Middle East

Little Green Peace in the Middle East............
From September 20-27, a delegation of European environmental journalists, policy makers (ie World Bank and EU parliament), energy and climate change specialists, and activism leaders are coming to the Middle East to explore Israel’s environmental issues, policies, and clean technology.

The whirlwind tour will take these leaders to Hiria (Tel Aviv’s rehabilitating garbage dump); they will visit the renewable energy company Ormat, see solar technology in action, and will learn about Dead Sea issues at the Dead Sea. They will essentially experience different shades of “green” in Israel and discuss and debate with their Israeli counterparts along the way.

This trip, sponsored by the Washington-based Project Interchange gives leaders from international communities, an opportunity to understand Israel’s complicated reality through a “green” lens.

Israeli-based foreign and local journalists/bloggers are invited to attend the “by-invitation only” seminars and outings with the delegates and their Israeli hosts. The trip is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in obtaining the essential background and contacts for reporting on Israel’s “green” issues, a topic much in demand in newspapers and magazines around the world. The Jewish perspective on the environment will also be explored, as well as a Muslim one.

A Green Prophet is involved in promoting the eye-opening event, and will be posting more as events unfold. Contact us, if you are a journalist who would like an invitation to meet the delegates and “go on tour” with them.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Videogame players show signs of addictive behavior

Researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) and the National Institute on Media and the Family found that some gamers show at least six symptoms of gambling addiction such as lying to family and friends about how much they play games, using the games to escape their problems and becoming restless or irritable when they stop playing.

They may also skip homework to play videogames or spend too much time playing the games and do poorly in school.

"While the medical community currently does not recognize video game addiction as a mental disorder, hopefully this study will be one of many that allow us to have an educated conversation on the positive and negative effects of video games," Dr Douglas Gentile, an assistant professor of psychology at ISU, said in a statement.
Addicted gamers played videogames 24 hours a week, twice as much as casual gamers. Some addicted gamers even steal to support their habit, according to the findings that will be published in the journal Psychological Science.

Some gamers have shown similar symptoms to those suffering from gambling addiction, including:

•Lying to family and friends about how much they play games
•Using the games to escape their problems
•Becoming restless or irritable when they stop playing

On a positive note, if kids 8 to 18 are spending so much time playing games, then there are big opportunities to make games more educational, or to make educational games more interesting.

""While video games can be fun and entertaining, some kids are getting into trouble. I continue to hear from families who are concerned about their child's gaming habits. Not only do we need to focus on identifying the problem, but we need to find ways to help families prevent and treat it," said Walsh.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Be strong-minded

Be strong-minded & reach goals of life..
Set yourself an aim, a GOAL. Thus you're well prepared. Once a Goal is set what remains is to chalk out a plan. Think carefully over the pros and cons. Prune them to your satisfaction and work your way to the Goal. An undetermined process leads you to creaks and crevices. A carefully planned Goal raises your stature.. You shoot high, fly thru the ditches and land at your destination. Isn't that the most disciplined way to fulfill your dreams ! Not the dreams I mentioned above. But, to the realistic ones.
Self-motivation is one thing to be determined by ourselves. Be strong and be wise..

Nothing happens in your life when you will just sit there and do nothing. So, face the reality of life and do something. Start a new one, a small business will do and be a successful one.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Limitless Thrills

Limitless Thrills.....
Fast & Furious’ is the fourth in a line of loosly associated, testosterone-fueled action movies featuring fast cars and eye-candy women.

Full disclosure: I’ve only seen the first iteration, “The Fast and the Furious.” It was high school, and all of the girls in the group talked through the movie while the guys drooled and cringed when a pretty car got smushed.

So, I knew what to expect, but I was a little bit concerned that I might have trouble following the plot.

They didn't have the "Fast & Furious" franchise or muscle cars around when Protagoras said, "Man is the measure of all things." But he could have used both to buttress his pre-Socratic argument.

"Fast & Furious," which re-teams Vin Diesel and Paul Walker for the first time since 2001's "The Fast and the Furious," watches everything through a guy-calibrated telephoto lens. A simple world where everything falls into an easy hierarchy is essential, so that the audience can concentrate on what's important: street racing and cheating death in slow motion.

The latest movie, which brings back Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster as the main-squeeze contingent, is fun and frantic -- like the original on double nitro. The new flick brings us back to the Los Angeles street-racing subculture that started everything. But gone is the young-boy innocence of the first, in which guys (and some driving gals) flirted with the Grim Reaper at high velocity like towheaded surfers.

Now it's about grim, grown-up consequences. Dom (Diesel) is wanted by the feds. Brian (Walker) is a fed. And the story roils with revenge, as both men reunite to take down a Mexican crime lord. There's a high-speed race to the border. There are FBI agents, SWAT teams and helicopters. It's all so serious now.