Sunday, August 31, 2008

What Parents Need to Know

Kids and Drugs

Prescription drug abuse is also becoming a growing problem among America’s youth. One such drug is oxycontin, a pill that is used as a painkiller. Also known as “hillbilly heroin,” young people tend to smash the capsules, allowing them to snort or swallow a more potent dosage of the drug than the time-released capsule will allow. The resulting “high” is compared to the buzz that people receive when doing heroin, thus the nickname. Many drug centers are reporting large numbers of cases of oxycontin addiction in young people, many of which had no legal prescription for the drug.

The symptoms of this drug include euphoria and may be accompanied by stomach and bowel problems. It can also cause respiratory problems and organ failure when used over a long period of time. When a long time user is taking off the medication, they will experience withdrawal symptoms similar to those of other addictive drugs, such as heroin. If you think that your child is abusing oxycontin, you should confront him immediately. If he experiences withdrawal symptoms, you should seek medical help as he may become very ill and disoriented [Read more]

The Truth About Mood Swings During Menopause

Whether you’ve been feeling depressed or anxious or you’re sad one minute and happy the next, understand that there is a reason for your unpredictable moods and there are ways to get back to your old self.

The causes of mood swings: hormone imbalanceWhile there’s no clear medical explanation for how hormones affect mood, it’s clear that they do have a profound impact on the way we feel from one day to the next and even one moment to the next.

What’s known is that estrogen, testosterone, and androgen stimulate the nervous system, while cortisol and progesterone have a depressant effect. When levels of stimulating hormones fall, you’re left with a relative excess of calming hormones which can have an overall depressive effect on your mood. These hormones also control your level of serotonin, the chemical that directly controls you mood. When hormones alter your brain’s level of this chemical, you’re mood is bound to get out of whack [Read more]

Resolutions And Why They Fail

Did you realize that for the average person starting on a new workout program they are looking at about a 6 week transition period? And further more, during this transition phase all of the things that you hear about feeling better, having more energy, reducing stress in your life, when engaged in a workout program simply isn’t true. The reasoning behind this is that your body simply doesn’t know what to do with all of this new activity. In many cases you have just transitioned from sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle and your body doesn’t like it because it is change. Not to mention that many people make the mistake of starting a diet at the same time they just engaged in a workout program at their local gym. In short you have been setup to fail before you even step into your first workout. As opposed to starting a diet in the typical sense that most people start a diet, try eating a little healthier at the start without necessarily limiting your calories. Once you have adjusted to your new exercise routine then you may want to look at your calories. Please don’t get me wrong, as I am not saying that you should eat like there is no tomorrow. Even too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Simply try cutting out the simple sugars that are found in your sodas, candies, and many processed foods. Stick with your vegetables, whole grains, meet, fish, poultry, and dairy products.

While there are a number of benefits to a consistent exercise program, in order to begin to experience these benefits you have to make it through the transition phase. First you need to understand that consistency in your exercise program is far more important than the intensity. Assuming that your goal is to burn fat, as a general rule you want to start of slowly and whatever the activity try to keep active for 30 minutes or more 4 to 5 days out of the week. The reasoning behind the 30 minutes plus is that it takes approximately 30 minutes for your body to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat. As a result every minute beyond 30 minutes that you are able to exercise you are burning additional fat [Read more]

Wedding Diet - 6 Effective Tips To Lose Weight For Your Wedding Day

On top of the list is of course a healthy diet. Experts call it, well a wedding diet. Alright, please do not be put off. It just means eating your meals regularly. Studies prove that an irregular eating habit burns fewer calories, therefore making a person gain weight, maybe even worse in the long run.

Always read labels! That's a cardinal rule. When you are shopping in the grocery, always make it a point to look at the labels of the products you are going to purchase. Experts say that a person who consumes more fat does not even glance at the labels. It may sound simple, but it is one of those unseen things that spell the difference in the end. A person cramming to lose weight needs a steady dose of fruits and vegetables. They provide you with the feeling of being full, even if you're not. Wonderful, eh? This is because of their high water content. You know the feeling water gives when you have too much intake of it right? A good 5 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday is recommended by expert nutritionists. In relation to it, water should always be within reach. This is because water multiplies the energy outlay. This translates to the burning of calories and it goes up to a high 30% [Read more]

Monday, August 25, 2008

Personal Code of Ethics

Integrity - Living Your Personal Code of Ethics

I had never even heard of integrity as a means of personal development before. It was always something you heard about in church or old black and white movies where some big situation would arise and a dashing character in a sweet hat would act with integrity and just "do the right thing".

If you are following someone else's accepted principles of right and wrong, you could possibly personally feel stuck, internally torn and incomplete. So let’s put it all together then so we can get back to how integrity puts us onto a kick butt lifestyle. Living a life of integrity means that you adhere to your personal sense of right and wrong, and by taking actions based on those beliefs, create a life for yourself that feels wholesome, fluid, complete and pure.

If you want to feel whole and live a life of integrity you must have your code of ethics trump all others that cross your path. There are people that will be emotionally hurt by this but you have to remember that even if you acted OUT of integrity it is NEVER your job to try to change another person's emotions by sacrificing your own. It's a losing battle. People will feel what they feel and when you try to guess you often just end up with two pissed off people. The one you were trying to help and yourself for not taking the action you knew you should have [Read more]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cuba

Much has been written and said about Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, but few can argue that he’s an incredible man. The 81 year old has lived through an estimated 600+ assassination attempts, the Cold War and 9 US presidents.

Despite widespread poverty and being free for all, Cuba’s healthcare is amongst the best in the world. An interesting fact about Cuba is that the average life expectancy is around 76 years, and its medical technology is amongst their most successful exports. Indeed, Cuban scientists were behind vaccines for hepatitis B and meningitis B. If you get sick on your luxury Cuba holiday, you are entitled to the same excellent healthcare as the locals [Read more]

Infrastructure Metal Theft on the Rise

Sewer grates, manhole covers, and even steel bridge castings from a railroad company have become the items of choice for those looking to cash in on the high price of metal. As the domestic and international demand for infrastructure and manufacturing metals has increased, the price for these commodities has created an escalation of metal thefts. These types of crimes do not only create serious safety problems, they also add a significant financial burden to the communities affected.

The recent rise in ferrous metal theft is a serious concern due to the relative ease and availability of iron and steel materials. In addition, thieves will often cause serious damage to public or private infrastructure during the theft. Recovery of these materials is very difficult and replacement costs are often expensive [Read more]

Natural Cures For High Blood Pressure

The first natural cure for high blood pressure is increased physical activity. The activity should be something that you enjoy and should also increase the heart rate and help you to lose weight. This natural cure improves the blood pressure several ways. It increases your overall health and stamina. It reduces stress by releasing the ‘fight or flight’ hormones accumulated in your system from daily stress, and promotes weight reduction.

The second natural cure involves monitoring your diet on a daily basis. Some foods reduce cholesterol, a prime cause of artery blockage and increased blood pressure. Eliminate caffeine and nicotine, from your life. Reduce the intake of salt and increase natural fibers like those in whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables.

The third way to reduce hypertension is the use of herbal remedies and supplements. Increase your intake of calcium, vitamin C, CoQ10 and Flaxseed. Herbs that lower blood pressure include coleus forskohlii, hawthorn and mistletoe. Always speak with your doctor before starting a regimen of herb supplements [Read more]

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ugly Steroid Effects

Ugly Side of Steroid Use

A different theory was reached juice a new assent to published command the Australian Medical Journal that reviewed the evidence concerning the effects of anabolic steroids on the thinker. Half - formed violent acts committed in Australia and allegedly related to steroid maltreat seem to keep precipitated this study.

The first position centered on a 29 - year - old bodybuilder who journey his wife to euthanasia using a weapon described as a claw hammer. Instant he committed this horrific undertake, his four children were prominence besides unit of the condominium. He therefore stab himself in the stub. Before this incident, his home essence had been described as ‘‘happy ’’.

This friend had used steroids off and on for years, and seven weeks before the obliterate, he had used a steroid maintain consisting of Winstrol - V and sustanon, both injectable steroids. A later urine assessment showed that he again used Valium, a muscle relaxant and anti - anxiety drug. [Read more]

Sensing Energy of Place

Most people can remember a time when they have entered a building or an area and sensed an uncomfortable or unwelcome feeling. We may say that the place gives us ‘the creeps’. This is because we have picked up the energy left behind and lingering in the atmosphere, dust, walls and other aspects of that building or place. There may have been much unhappiness, illness or even violence occur in the history of that place or it could be that an argument or violent incident has only recently taken place. Can you remember entering a room after two people have been arguing or after some other negative social situation? The term ‘you could cut the atmosphere with a knife’ refers to an atmosphere heavy with negative and hostile energy. In this situation the energy has been left behind by the people - their words, actions, thoughts and intent.

In other situations, we may enter an area that has a vibrant and happy atmosphere which lifts our spirits. Many people who have been house hunting for a home to buy or rent will relate to sensing a different energy at each house they visited. Besides the physical features of the house, the energy present will often be a big determinant on whether we decide a particular house could become our home or not. Some houses have that special homely feeling. Others may fit our physical requirements but we feel there is something just not right. [Read more]

Toothpaste For Acne - Not Only For Teeth

Toothpaste can be used to clear acne, but there are certain factors that determine how effective it will be. However, toothpaste is a common remedy and here are some factors that should be kept in mind while using it to treat acne. Some toothpastes will suit you better than others and help treat acne better. Gel based toothpastes, for example, are usually less effective than plain toothpastes. It is advisable to avoid using toothpastes that contain teeth whitening chemicals, for they contain a high amount of hydrogen peroxide that may cause burning and irritation of skin. In order to select the right toothpaste, read the various reviews carefully or you may seek advice from friends who might have treated acne with toothpaste. This will make it easier for you to determine which toothpaste will suit you best for treating acne.

Acne is generally caused due to lack of nutrition, bacterial infection, a weak immune system, accumulation of toxins and inflammation of hair follicles. Most toothpaste contains anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agents that can help in clearing acne. But acne caused by hormone fluctuation, pregnancy or malnutrition cannot be treated with toothpaste. It is best to consult with an expert and follow a proper treatment method. [Read more]

The Changing Face of the American Family

Unfortunately, divorce has also become more commonplace in today’s society. Some researchers estimate that 80% of all homes are headed by a single parent, usually the mother. This situation can be extremely difficult for children, especially little boys, who need a male role model in their lives. If you are divorced and do not have custody of your children, you should try to remain as involved in your children’s lives as you can.

You and your ex spouse should also agree not to talk negatively about each other in front of the children. This can lead to the children to feel hostile towards the absent parent.

Another type of American family that is becoming more common is couples who choose to live together without marriage. Many of these couples claim that they are happier than their married counterparts as they stay in the relationship because they want to, not because they feel as though they have to. Some of these partners have been together for years and share a good relationship with their children. When asked, most of these couples state that they are married as far as they are concerned. The children that are growing up in this type of family unit do not seem to be detrimentally affected by these circumstances. [Read more]

Monday, August 18, 2008

Teaching Our Children to be Cheerful Givers

Teaching Our Children to be Cheerful Givers

Giving is not something that comes easily to a child. Hey, it doesn’t even come easily for adults! We tend to want to hang onto our stuff. After all, we’ve worked hard for that stuff. It’s ours! Why work so hard if we’re just going to turn around and give it away?

Kids, on the other hand, have to be taught how to give. And, of course, that is left up to us as their parents. So what can we do to teach our children to be cheerful givers? Set an example. If I complain every time I write out the check to church for our tithe, or express frustration at having offered to cook a meal for a neighborhood family, why should I expect my kids to gladly give their time or money to someone in need? Kids only become what their parents are. Scary thought, but one that really makes me consider the example I’m setting. Toy exchange. When your children receive a toy as a gift, why not make them give away one they already have?

Not only will this keep the clutter to a minimum, but it will make them more aware of the toys they do have and allow them to choose something specific they decide they can do without and give it to another child who doesn’t have as much [Read more]

Surviving the Job Interview

You should keep in mind that, as a job applicant, you have certain rights. There are questions that you don't have to answer by law, and you cannot be discriminated against for your refusal to answer them. Legally, certain questions are not allowed to be asked during an interview. While hostility is not a wise option, it is essential to understand your legal position. Remember to be confident when answering questions, even the tough ones that deal with lapses in work history or mediocre career goals.

The best course to follow during an interview is always one of honesty. If they find out you lied, you will no longer be in the race for the job and you'll be automatically disqualified.

Practicing interviews goes a long way toward giving you self-confidence. With the help of friends or family, you can prepare yourself to answer questions without hesitation and try a few different answers to choose the one that sounds best. Rehearsal is important for making sure you look confident to potential employers. You can also use a mirror to see how your face and eyes display a look of either nerves or confidence, and work on eliminating small details that will give an impression of self-doubt. Once you enter the interview and finally meet your potential employer, use a firm handshake and a smile, keep yourself from looking down at the floor, and definitely try not to shift too much from nerves [Read more]

Seven Success Secrets to be Better at Everything

Read the Signs. We all get busy. Our personal and business lives are full to the brim with things to occupy our time and mental space. So, it’s easy to zip through life and miss things.

Do the Right Things Every Day. The best way to accomplish anything is to put the power of action and time to work for you. Just like interest accruing on an investment, when you invest the right actions on a daily basis, you accomplish your goal much faster.

So, whatever you’re doing, figure out the actions you need to take on a regular basis to accomplish your goals. Then do those every day, every week, every month, whatever it takes to get it done.

Be Good to Yourself. Being successful in business, as in life, takes energy and work. And it’s a lot harder when you’re tired, stressed out or otherwise in poor health. So, set yourself up for a win by taking care of yourself. Keep your body and mind well-tuned and in good shape so you have the physical and mental energy to be all that you can be.

We’re all different so we all have things that help us stay healthy and balance. Find what works for you and do them on a daily basis [Read more]

Why Do Some People Get Spots and Others Don't?

Spots whether you like them or not can happen at time, and it really does not matter if you are a teenager, an adult or even a little baby, spots can and do strike at any time. There are some common factors as to why spots do take place such as genes, age and if your parents had spots then it is quite likely that you will also have spots too. Spots are not just for the face, but can appear anywhere on the body such as the back, shoulders and also the chest.

It is also the possibility that you are actually dehydrated and if your body is not able to flush out toxins then your body will cause the development of spots to appear. It is essential that you are drinking lots of water in order to make sure that you body is getting rid of excess toxins.

As well as drinking water make sure that your eating a well balanced diet that is not consisting of junk foods and excess chocolates. Avoid excess amounts of tea, coffee and also alcohol, and other drinks that are so called stimulants.The biggest issue that you need to be aware is not to squeeze your spots, even if they seem to be ready to squeeze. This can cause further damage to the skin and it can cause a permanent scar to appear on the skin. But this is something that people never not do, and are quite happy to squeeze away at their spots, only to regret the decision later on when then it is too late or too difficult to then heal the skin to its normal state [Read more]

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Melt Her With Your 'Bedroom Eyes'

Dating Tips: Melt Her With Your 'Bedroom Eyes'

Let's talk about a very widely used technique we utilize to convey sexual interest...'Bedroom Eyes'. One obvious benefit about sustained 'bedroom eye' contact is it's certainly not gonna land you in the friend zone. And I'm a firm believer that it should most definitely be practiced in front of a mirror or a supportive buddy.

Even after you get really good at doing this you will almost always get called out on it by her, particularly if you are with her for an extended period of time.

Here is a brilliant counter I developed to deal with her when she does [Read more]

Remember to Have Fun

Remember, people like doing business with people they like. And, there’s no one more likable than someone who is clearly enjoying themselves. Nothing brightens my day more than someone with an easy smile and a ready laugh.

Think of the people you spend time with (regardless whether for business or personal reasons). No doubt there are one or more people who always bring a smile to your face just by being around them. Do you think they affect others the same way? Do you think they have customers who enjoy them as much as you do? I’d bet they do.

So, what do you do when you’re NOT enjoying yourself? If you’re feeling stressed and harried and your blood pressure is rising, what can you do? Here are some things that always work for me. Maybe they’ll work for you too [Read more]

Top 2008 Jewelry Trends

Gemstones are on the trend menu this season, favoring shades of blue such as aquamarine blue topaz, sapphire, and tanzanite. For those who find tanzanite is a bit out of their budget, try the lovely iolite. While blue rules the season, gemstones in all colors are incorporated into necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Favorites include shades of purple and pink - amethyst and pink topaz or their cubic zirconia sisters. Other popular gemstones this season are peridot and opal. Lapis lazuli and moonstones are also being seen on a variety of jewelry designs.

Ethnic influences remain strong in jewelry trends for 2008 and range from Oriental-inspired to Egyptian elements. Jewelry wearers looking to stand out should look for a big brooch or pendant adorned with an exotic animal or ethnic design with colors like turquoise against gold.

For a more classic look, heart motifs are a popular choice for a simple pendant look. Pendants made of a favorite stone or symbol with special meaning are also being worn on cords and chains. Classic pendants work well with spring and summer's more detailed, showy clothing [Read more]

What Are Online Addictions

I ask you to take an honest look at an addiction to online pornography, if it is happening online, chances are greater then not that it is going beyond just online… and it is harming the people around you… and in the case of children you are promoting the continued abuse of children, and you need help.

Online gambling can also be an addiction, if it is consuming your life, if you are building your family and social time around gambling and risking your lifesavings on a daily basis.

Again, as above, if the gambling addiction is going on over the internet, chances are high that a person is also gambling in the real world. There is a difference between doing something for recreation on the occasion, but it is time to face the fact that "an occasion" is not a daily occurrence [Read more]

Friday, August 15, 2008

In-home Drugs For Teens

Most Adults Never Heard of the Stuff Today’s Kids Are Using to Get High

At least 24 million Americans, many of them under age 20, have a substance abuse dependency.

But such drug dangers represent just the tip of the iceberg! You’re probably in the dark about the other stuff today’s kids are using to get high. It’s those insidious chemical concoctions -- available in our own kitchens, bathrooms, closets, laundry areas, garages and even at our computer workstations -- that could destroy the life of a child you love.

As the new school year approaches, and in anticipation of National Recovery Month in September and the National Alcohol Awareness Month in October, every parent and educator will want to be informed about the latest drug crazes, and what it takes to educate and safeguard teens and pre-teens [Read more]

Stress Free Child’s Development

Many parents have strong views on what sort of childhood is best for their little ones. They are determined that they should enjoy those early years and imagine them playing in the garden, building dens and hunting for fairies. Having fun is what they believe childhood is all about, not being force-fed activities.

They want their children to learn at their own pace, and develop their own tastes and interests. They would provide plenty of play-dough, paints, building blocks and dressing up clothes. But sad to say, life does not always follow the intended path. Within precious few years they find that their life is ruled by the clock and a calendar crammed with pre-school or after school activities. Both child and parents become stressed, over-stretched, overtired and over-pushed [Read more]

Daddy Will You Buy Me Some Diabetes?

Over 12 million children in the United States suffer with childhood obesity. This is an alarming statistic and a frightening one for parents. The incidences of childhood obesity increased 100 percent over the last ten years.

The reasons for obesity are a societal as well as physical. There are two major forces that have created this phenomenon of overweight children in our society.The first major impact on the weight of our children is the amount of fast food that is eaten on a daily basis. The fast food industry has changed the American diet into a junk food melee that lacks healthful options. Fast food consumption combined with the sedentary lifestyles of kids who play expensive video games rather than playing outside contributes to the high incident of overweight children [Read more]

Proven Ways Make Your Husband Come Home Earlier

Let the romance live on and consume the both of you, even when the kids have grown up, and they are falling in love, themselves.So you must be wondering why your husband comes home too late, or worse, barely comes home. You start to suspect that he has a lover and that he may have lost his love for you. Eventually, this can be frustrating. But before you even conclude on the situation, start thinking about what kind of relationship you have at the moment, as someone outside of the circle.

Have you been so busy that you have forgotten to romanticize with him at night? Have you been too tired, that you refuse his sensual innuendos often? Or have you simply stopped being the desirable wife that you once were? If you are guilty of any of the following, why don't you start bringing the life back into your romance. Here are some wonderful ways to make your husband come home earlier every day [Read more]

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Healthy Junk Foods

Can You Eat Healthier Junk Foods?

It is not uncommon for people to tell me that they are herculean really hard to lose weight, but I leave still notice boxes of nature jacks and fruity pebbles on their counters, cakes, candies, and long green fame their cupboard, and sodas or syrupy juices in their refrigerator.

So the issue that always stumps me is that if all of these people honestly imperative to lose weight so bad, why character the world do most people pacific retain their houses filled with junk foods instead of healthy food?Interestingly, the answer usually is that they do not want to shell out upping their favorite foods since they image that eating this junk food allows them to " live a infinitesimal "... if you ask me, it sounds more cognate dying a little disguise each subsistence! [Read more]

Forgiveness Begins With Forgiving Yourself

In terms of self-help a better saying to use would be “charity begins at home” or in this case charity begins with self. You cannot freely give to the world that which you do not give to yourself. Just as you cannot truly love someone without first loving yourself, you cannot forgive someone without forgiving yourself. When you learn to forgive yourself then and only then will you be able to forgive others. Paradoxically though, when you learn to forgive yourself you will in turn find that you have nothing to forgive others for.

Self forgiveness is not difficult to master, you only need to simply spend some time thinking over things that you feel badly about, things that you may have said or done to yourself or to others, thank your higher self for allowing you to see that you are in fact imperfect and there will be times when you mess up. Apologize to yourself and let it go. Practice this often, whenever you find yourself beating up on yourself about something you did or did not do, accept that the deed is done and it cannot be undone, forgive yourself and move on to find a solution if necessary, if it something that another action cannot rectify then you must let it go, for it is in fact in the past already and remind yourself that no one can change the past. [Read more]

Cayenne Pepper Diet for the Heart

A lot of researchers and doctors have confirmed that cayenne peppers are well known to be effective in boosting the heart’s mechanism of action, and improve blood circulation in the body. And a cayenne pepper diet is just perfect to give you an improved condition and an enhanced wellness state.

The chemical component found in cayenne pepper that renders it to be effective in blood flow is called the Capsaicin. This chemical is also responsible for giving the cayenne pepper the “heat” in it. Study shows that the more a cayenne pepper contains Capsaicin, the more it oozes with heat.

Likewise, in a cayenne pepper diet, the stronger the heat a chili produces, the more it is effective in giving the body an increase in blood circulation. Experts even say that a single “very hot” chili included in a cayenne pepper diet can already make your blood flow faster in a smooth manner. Having a good circulation of blood all over the body, means that your body cells are receiving the right amount of nutrients. The transport of oxygen to the body cells is also improved, and the exchange of the waste material, which is the Carbon dioxide gas, from the cells to the blood is also speedy. [Read more]

Burn Fat Sleeping

I ' ve noticed that one of the challenges for many people leverage their fitness endeavors is receiving enough quality sleep each night. In case you didn ' t just now know, the quality and quantity of your berth each night is Genuine important to maintaining an optimal hormonal bill within your body and keeping your metabolism as high as possible. Obviously, this all translates leisure activity a leaner you, if you are sleeping well regularly.

On the incommensurable hand, if you never seem to stir up enough berth, or don ' t sleep well enough to consign your body the rest and recuperation it needs, you can count on the fact that this absence of sleep is forging you fatter! That ' s conscientious, the lack of quality berth creates a fat - storing hormonal mess inside your body.

The fact is, the stats show that strikingly people don ' t get enough moor oftentimes, and besides don ' t anchor considering soundly as they should.Aside from sleeping disorders, most people simply don ' t get enough sleep because they hold a insoluble time shutting down their minds at night, which leaves them lying learned significance bed tossing and turning with thoughts about the stresses of their unvaried lives shooting washed-up their heads. Does this happen to you? [Read more]

Monday, August 4, 2008

Interior Design Mistakes

5 Common Interior Design Mistakes

Too much furniture in a room or extra large furniture in a small room can make the room look cluttered or even smaller. Purchase furniture with the room in mind to make sure that it goes with the size of the room, as well as your needs. When placing furniture in your room, be sure that you allow enough room to breathe. This can make a big difference in how a room feels to both your family and your friends.

Most homeowners hang their pictures too high on the walls. You want them to be at eye level, so that they can become part of the design space. The center of the art should be 5 to 5-1/2 feet from the floor, so that they will be at the right height. Showcase your art and special pieces by hanging them at a level where they will become a focal point on your walls [Read more]

Winning Lotto is Not Good For Your Financial Future

Could it be that the mentality that causes people to buy lottery tickets is the same mindset that loses those winnings. One of the proven points is that if people advance beyond where they are, whether it be financially or socially, that they eventually gravitate back to the level where they see themselves. (Eg. The image you have of yourself must also advance if you are to retain your financial status).

So when people gain these winnings, they don’t have the financial intelligence to deal with the large amounts of money and therefore these funds disappear at an extremely fast rate.On the other side of the coin if we look at people that have created their own wealth, their wealth continues to grow. By developing the right mindset in the first place it gives them the understanding of what wealth actually is [Read more]

The Spa: A History in the Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit

There's some disagreement as to the derivation of the word spa. It has been suggested that the word originates from the Latin verb "spagere" - to pour forth, or as in the phrase, "Salus Per Aquam," meaning health through water, but these assertions are only suggestions. More likely, the term is derived from the name of the Belgium town, Spa, well-known since Medieval times as a source for healing illnesses caused by iron deficiency. Patrons there drank chalybeate, or iron bearing, spring water whose mineral essentials healed what ailed them. An Englishman who had been to the town of Spa, discovered a chalybeate spring in Yorkshire, England, where he built what became known as the first English resort for drinking medicinal waters. As time went on, the word "spa" referred less to resorts for water drinking and more generally defined a place offering external remedies.

No matter its word origins, the spa has served as a prominent place in many cultures. During the Classical Age, Homer and other writers reported how Greeks enjoyed a variety of baths, as early as 500 B.C. Emperor Agrippa, in 25 B.C., created the first Roman thermae, or large-scale spa. As emperors tried to outdo the efforts of the last, thermaes were built across the Roman Empire, from Africa to England. These sometimes extravagant complexes included sport activities, restaurants, and a variety of baths [Read more]

10 Steps to Avoid ID Theft

Be on guard for the shoulder surfer. This is the guy who likes to casually look over someone's shoulder as he or she enters a PIN number or credit card number at an ATM, phone booth, or even work computer. Those using a public place to withdraw cash or import personal information should always be aware of others around them and their ability to see what keys are being pressed.

Direct people to photo ID verification. Instead of signing the back of a credit card, write "See photo ID" on the back. Often, store clerks do not check for a signature on a credit card; and thieves can still use these cards to make purchases online or over the phone. However, for times when signature verification is required, the card holder is creating another layer of security by directing a salesperson a photo ID as well [Read more]

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Because I Just Don’t Care

Drop the Ego

There is no reason to befriend everybody. If you are nice to someone and they are an asshole to you or are just plain old rude to you, then you have done nothing to them to warrant their behavior. You’ve been nice, self-aware, non-confrontational, and you haven’t challenged them. You’ve killed them with kindness. Yet they still choose to be an asshole.So what’s the point? You need to understand and accept the fact that you can’t make everybody like you and respond favorably to you.

The way I look at it is if someone is being an asshole, it’s really your ego that doesn’t like it. Your ego may not like that you can’t succeed in getting this person to think the way that you are thinking. Your ego may not like that you can’t get this person to respond favorably to you.

It’s also your ego that doesn’t allow you to just walk away from someone like this. If I have to deal with an asshole, then I will kill them with kindness during the one or two obligatory minutes I must spend talking to them. When I then walk away, I will just mutter “asshole” under my breath and walk away . . . because I just don’t care [Read more]

Master Class: Ways to Heal Your Broken Heart

The tendency that many have after experiencing a loss is to pretend that it didn't happen. We want to deny that what was taken from us will never be ours again. "Certainly we will get back together, right?" "I know he still loves me." "She just needs a break." "My love will realize I am the best catch out there.

"While these statements may make you feel better for the moment, they certainly do not help you move past the pain and move forward in your life. When we lose the love of another, it is best to accept that the loss has taken place and focus on how we can learn, grow, and move forward into a happier place. Futile attempts to hold on to the love will only prolong the agony of your heart break.

It is very easy after a break up to beat yourself up. "If only I had done this… or that… perhaps we would still be together." The one being left in the relationship often takes blame and responsibility for the sorrow filled ending [Read more]

Why Are Fad Diets So Dangerous?

In today’s society, looks mean everything. Looks predetermines how you are viewed as a person. And because of that, people have become more and more obsessed with the next fad diet or pill in hopes to cut those unwanted pounds to improve their appearance. Everybody wants to be thin and they are desperate enough to try anything to get their quickly. And the best way to get there is by obtain free online diets.

Now, I’m not saying these fad diets don’t work. Most of them work fine as long as you follow their instructions strictly. In fact, most of them help people obtain their goals quicker. So why am I even talking about old fashion dieting? Why am I so insistent in you obtaining free diet programs? There are three important benefits that separate regular dieting from those fad diets [Read more]

Tattoos In Ancient Societies

Long before Otzi was tattooed in the Bronze Age, there is evidence recovered during archaeological digs of probable tattoo implements as early as the Upper Paleolithic period (38,000 – 10,000 BC). These implements included red ochre, needles, and bone cups stained with ochre. Some figurines discovered from the same time period had designs on their skin, adding more circumstantial evidence to the belief that these very ancient people tattooed their skin.

Moving forward in history, we also know that the ancient Egyptians tattooed themselves. The first tattooed Egyptians were from the Middle Kingdom period (2160-1994 BC). The most famous tattooed Egyptian mummy from that period was a priestess named Amunet, who was discovered in Thebes. Amunet had tattooed lines and dots arranged in ornamental patterns on her chest, back, pelvis and legs. The tattoos on her back and chest were patterns of necklaces, belts and collars that were clearly ornamental. The tattoos over her pelvis were believed to enhance fertility [Read more]