Jun 30, 2012

What To Do On Weekends?


Weekends should be a time to relax, to unwind and get over the stresses of the past-week while recharging the batteries for the week ahead. But, instead too many of us now actively dread the thought of the two-day break as it has become busier than the working week!

The truth is that for far too many, planning for the weekend has become akin to a working out the logistics for a co-ordinate military exercise. Making sure that we the squeeze the maximum amount of activity into a mere 48 hour period has become, like everything else in our lives, a competition. We compete against each other and the dreaded clock as we strive to produce the ‘best’ possible weekend.

But we don’t help ourselves, because we live in an age when too many of us are consumed with guilt when idle. So, instead of relishing any peace, there is a nagging doubt that we should be doing something productive; so it’s no wonder that we have trouble sleeping. Sleep deprivation is on the rise according to the government, as we simply find it far too difficult to switch off from life. Even though the body needs rest the mind simply can’t stop ticking over.
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Jun 29, 2012

Chicken: I Am Delicious

Jun 29, 2012

As Bill Gates See’s It ….

Jun 29, 2012

Dogs And People

There are so many reasons why people choose to run with their dogs beyond just knowing that their dogs need the exercise. Unlike most human running partners, dogs don’t ever have meetings that go late. They wouldn’t rather sleep in. They are always ready to go, and are generally willing to cruise at any pace with equal ease. They don’t complain that the weather is bad so they’d rather skip today’s workout. The chance to go for a run is greeted with enthusiasm by our canine companions. The truth is that dogs typically like running, which is yet another commonality between dogs and humans.

Okay, perhaps not ALL humans. (Trisha, for example, who is one of my very favorite humans, has described running as abusive though she is very active both on her farm and with long walks and hikes, which are great joys to her. She thinks it’s great that I like to run and that it makes me happy. Still, every time we room together at a conference and she sees me head out for my morning run, I can’t help wondering if she’s thinking, “Hey, better you than me!”)

 

Jun 29, 2012

The International Caps Lock Day Is Today

Caps lock is a key on many computer keyboards. Pressing it sets an input mode in which typed letters are uppercase by default (i.e. in All caps). The keyboard remains in caps lock mode until the key is pressed again. On some computers, holding down the shift key while caps lock is on temporarily switches to lowercase.
Keyboards often include a small LED to indicate that caps lock is active—either on the key itself, or in a row with scroll lock and num lock indicators. However, some new laptop and wireless desktop keyboards lack the LED, instead providing software that gives an on-screen indicator.

People typing case-sensitive passwords that are not displayed verbatim on the screen may not realize that caps lock is on, causing errors. Help guides, tech support materials, and sometimes the interface itself may include advice on checking caps lock before typing a password. In Windows login screens, a warning that caps lock is on is shown in a balloon near the field. In Mac OS X, when caps lock is on, a caps lock symbol (⇪) is displayed inside a password field. Operating systems may also provide audible notifications when caps-lock, num-lock, or scroll-lock buttons are toggled.
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May 25, 2012

21 Million Viewers For Wednesday’s ‘American Idol’, Finale A New Low

American Idol finale was the least-watched finale in the show’s history.

The show averaged 21.5 million viewers and was down 27% and 30%, respectively, compared to last-season’s finale in viewers and advertiser-coveted young adults, according to preliminary ratings.

On the positive side for the Fox reality singing competition, the broadcast was the highest-rated entertainment show since the Academy Awards.

The show also easily beat the finale for The Voice, a competitor in the genre. It topped The Voice by 81% in total viewers and 45% in the young-adult demographic.

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May 24, 2012

What Are All The Women Without Curves?

I love how you’re trying to embrace the body you have instead of changing it into something that’s not part of you. Beautiful.

If you’re on the thin side of the ruler — god knows how many models would kill for a body like yours! Get clothes that “belt up” under the bust, clothes that are human shaped (no bag-like clothing or you might look like you’re going to get lost!) Don’t try the revealing tops because that will just emphasize your small chest. Boat-neck tops are always pretty on thin people with angular bones.

If you’re just a ruler because of it — perhaps straight jeans? Or those wide-legged (dress)pants that go straight down, and it doesn’t matter if you don’t have large curves, those pants were made to go straight down. Wear simple clothes, items that have clean cuts and solid shapes to make up for your straight body.

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May 23, 2012

Freedom From Smoking, How To Quit Smoking?

Smoking cessation (colloquially quitting smoking) is the process of discontinuing the practice of inhaling a smoked substance. This article focuses exclusively on cessation of tobacco smoking; however, the methods described may apply to cessation of smoking other substances that can be difficult to stop using due to the development of strong physical substance dependence or psychological dependence (in more common parlance, addiction).

Smoking cessation can be achieved with or without assistance from healthcare professionals or the use of medications. Methods that have been found to be effective include interventions directed at or via health care providers and health care systems; medications including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and varenicline; individual and group counselling; and Web-based or stand-alone and computer programs. Although stopping smoking can cause short-term side effects such as reversible weight gain, smoking cessation services and activities are cost-effective because of the positive health benefits.

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May 23, 2012

I Am Calling From My F****** Cell Phone

May 23, 2012

This Happens In Every Day Of My Life

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