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Beauty Tips Nice

How 6 Canadian Celebrities Stay Looking Fabulous We asked six Canadian celebrities for the beauty essentials that keep them looking fabulous Thea Andrews I’m addicted to Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream. It’s the only beauty product I can’t do without...which is somewhat unfortunate, because it’s so expensive! Also, I love my Clarisonic; when you wear as much makeup as I do for work, you need to get serious about exfoliating.  I alternate between Moroccan­oil and Fekkai as my go-to shampoo and conditioner brands. They leave my hair feeling soft. And I just found a cool product called DevaCurl No-Poo, which cleans your hair without lathering up and stripping out the moisture. It’s a lifesaver because I have to wash my hair every day–not good for the locks.  When I’m not working, my makeup routine is simple–a bit of Giorgio Armani foundation mixed with my Crème de la Mer moisturizer so it’s sheer; concealer if I need it; and a lot of blush. I’ll curl my lashes but I don’t use mascara unless I’m going out at night. Diorshow and L’Oréal Paris Voluminous mascaras are my faves. Measha Brueggergosman I love Cara’s All-Natural Products–and I love that this company is Can­adian. I use their Luxury Dry Face Wash once a day; sometimes I leave it on as a mask. After showering, I use the Luxury Cream on my face. I also use Measha’s Body Butter, which was created specifically for me, using some of my favourite essential oils (it’s available for everyone from Cara). The scent is called Exotica and comes from a special blend of sandalwood, cedar wood and patchouli essential oils.  I wear TokyoMilk Arsenic and Tainted Love perfumes; in warm weather, I like Le Petit (also by TokyoMilk) and Hermès Un Jardin en Méditerranée. I wear my hair natural. Because I colour it, I have to deep-condition it on a regular basis, so I use Earthtones Naturals Curl Condition Hydrating Conditioner every other day, and Earthtones Naturals Curl Replenish Restorative Hair Mask every one to two weeks.  I practise–and teach–Bikram yoga (hot yoga) three

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New Amazing Pictures

CUSTOM SHOES FOR AUCTION ART SHOW Part of the BOMBED show will be a silent auction for these customized shoes that each of us hooked up.  The auction will be benefiting the Helping Hands Missions Shoes 4 Souls campaign. We were initially expecting the shoes to be some sort of white sneaker but when I went to pick them up I was surprised to see sparkling white bridesmaid dress shoes. After a few minutes I decided that this was a better idea anyways. A lot of people have been customizing sneakers but I really haven;t seen too much of this at all. I settled on a black and white palette with an Alice in Wonderland theme. The black ink with diamond pattens retaining the sheen of the shoe made for a good look. I’m pretty happy with these.

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Nice Fashion

FASHION EDITOR STREET STYLE: LONDON FASHION WEEK FALL 2013 Joanna Hillman Joanna worked winter white jeans with a plaid shirt and oxblood coat embellished by fur.   Christine Centenera A mini-skirt might have been the more predictable choice, but Christine went with an edgier zippered midi length.

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Amazing Pictures

The World's Most Popular Beautiful Pictures

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I Love Pakistan ..

  Why I Love Pakistan  Why I Love Pakistan

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The names of ALLAH.

The names of Allah with Meaning and Benefits The 99 Names of Allah, are the Names of God which are described in the Qur'an, and Sunnah, amongst other places. Here are the list of 99 names of Allah with definition and benefits. S.No. ALLAH'S NAME in Urdu ALLAH'S NAME MEANING BENEFIT   Allah The Greatest Name Who repeats this name at least 1000 times his heart will be free from doubts and suspicions. If any body suffering from some incurable disease repeats this Name many times, then prays to Allah for recovery, he will recover from the disease, by the Grace of Allah. 1 Ar-Rahman The All-Merciful Who repeart this name 100 times after each fard (Obligatory) prayer will have good memory, a keen awareness, and be free of a heavy heart. 2 Ar-Rahim The All-Beneficient He who repeat this name 100 times after each Fajr (Early Morning) prayer will find everyone to be friendly towards him and he will be safe from all worldly calamities. 3 Al-Malik The Absolute Ruler He who repeats this name many times every day after the morning prayer. Will become rich by the grace of Allah. 4 Al-Quddus The Pure One The heart of those who repeat this name 100 times each day will be free from anxiety. 5 As-Salam The Source of Peace He who repeats this name 160 time to a sick person, will help him to regain health. He who repeats this name frequently will be safe from all calamities. 6 Al-Mumin The Inspirer of Faith He who repeats this name 631 times will be safe from harm. 7 Al-Muhaymin The Guardian He who takes bath and offers two rak'ats of prayer and repeats this Name 100 times with sincere concentration, Allah will purify his external as well as internal condition. 8 Al-Aziz The Victorious He who repeats this Name 41 times after each Fazar prayer will be independent of need from others and gain honour after disgrace. 9 Al-Jabbar The Compeller He who repeats this Name will not be compelled to do anything against his wishes, and will not be exposed to voilence, severity or hardness. 10 Al-Mutakabbir The Greatest He who repeats this Name frequently will be granted status and respect. If He repeats this Name frequently at the commencement of every act, He will achieve success by the grace of Allah. 11 Al-Khaliq The Creator He who repeats this Name 100 times for seven days without break, Allah will create an angel whose duty will be to act righteously for this person until the Day of Judgement. The reward for angel's actions will be given to that person. See also under Al-Musawwir. 12 Al-Bari The Maker of Order He who creates all things in proportion. See also the suggestions under Al-Musawwir. 13 Al-Musawwir The Shaper of Beauty If a woman who desires to give a birth, but cannot, fasts seven days, and each day at the breaking of the fast (iftaar) she repeats these three Names twenty-one times, breathes into a glass of water, and then breaks the fast with this water, Allah will bless her with a child. 14 Al-Ghaffar The Forgiving He who repeats this Name will be forgiven his sins. 15 Al-Qahhar The Subduer The soul of him who repeats this Name Will conquer the desires of the flesh, and his heart will be made free from the attractions of the world and gain inner peace. this Name also frees one from being wronged. 16 Al-Wahhab The Giver of All If a man suffering from poverty and starvation repeats this Name frequently or keeps it with him written on a piece of paper or repeats this Name 40 times in the last Sajda if the Chasht prayer, Allah will relieve him of his poverty, want and starvation in a wonderful way. 17 Ar-Razzaq The Sustainer He who repeats this Name will be provided with sustenance by Allah. 18 Al-Fattah The Opener The heart of him who repeats this Name will be open, and he will be given victory. 19 Al-Alim The Knower of All He who repeats this Name, his heart will become luminous, revealing divine light(Nur). 20 Al-Qabid The Constrictor He who writhes this name on 4 pieces of food (fruit, bread,etc.) and eats them for 40 days will be free from hunger. 21 Al-Basit The Reliever He who repeats this Name 10 times after Chasht prayer with open hands (palms up), then rubs his face with his hands, will be free of need from others. 22 Al-Khafid The Abaser Those who fast three days, and on the fourth day repeat this Name 70 times in a gathering, Allah will free them from harm by their enemy. Allah will fulfill the need of one who repeats this Name 500 times daily. 23 Ar-Rafi The Exalter He who repeats this Name 101 times day and night, Allah will make him higher, as far as honour, richness and merit are concerned. 24 Al-Muizz The Bestower of Honors He who repeats this name 140 times after Maghrib prayer on Monday or Friday nights, Allah will make him dignified in the eyes of others. That person will fear no one but Allah. 25 Al-Mudhill The Humiliator He who repeats this Name 75 times will be free from harm by those who are jealous of him and wish to harm him. Allah will protect him. 26 As-Sami The Hearer of All He who repeats this Name 500, 100 or 50 times without

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فین بکس اردو

 روزانہ 4 کپ چائے یا کافی پینے سے بلڈ پریشرکم ہو جاتا ہ

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Computer Internet

Protect Your Data With Secure Cloud Services The latest technology in the field of internet is the concept of cloud computing. It is a process of using a group of remote servers hosted on the internet. The process involves managing and processing the data on these remote servers rather than local servers. Several secure cloud services are being offered by different companies as there are a number of security issues or concerns affiliated with cloud computing. The security issues such as those faced by customers and that of cloud providers related to software, hardware, and other programming issues.

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Small Tips Health

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PEACHES Many people love the flavor and smell of peaches, and enjoy the versatility of using peaches in desserts, salsas, and beverages. The nutrition in peaches is excellent and they also have great health benefits. Peaches are stone fruits, meaning they have a large seed (or pit) in the center. Stone fruits aretypically filled with nutrition and the peach definitely falls into that category. Peach Vitamins and Nutrition Peaches are rich in Vitamin C, which is well known to boost the immune system and protects against

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Tips For Healthy Skin Care..

Sun and Skin The Dark Side of Sun Exposure People enjoy the sun. Some have even worshiped it. Sunlight is essential to many living things. But sunlight also has a dangerous side. It can harm your skin and even your eyes. The good news is you can take some simple steps to protect your body from sun damage and still enjoy the sun’s healthful effects. Our bodies were built to make good use of the sun. Sunlight helps keep our sleeping patterns on track so we can stay awake by day and sleep soundly at night. Getting too little sun, especially in winter months, can leave some people prone to a form of depression known as seasonal affective disorder. Sunlight also helps our skin make vitamin D, which is needed for normal bone function and health. Yet sunlight can also cause damage. Sunlight travels to Earth as a mixture of both visible and invisible rays, or waves. Long waves, like radio waves, are harmless to people. But shorter waves, like ultraviolet (UV) light, can cause problems. The longest of these UV rays that reach the Earth’s surface are called UVA rays. The shorter ones are called UVB rays. Too much exposure to UVB rays can lead to sunburn. UVA rays can travel more deeply into the skin than UVB rays, but both can affect your skin’s health. When UV rays enter skin cells, they upset delicate processes that affect the skin’s growth and appearance. Over time, exposure to these rays can make the skin less elastic. Skin may even become thickened and leathery, wrinkled, or thinned like tissue paper. “The more sun exposure you have, the earlier your skin ages,” says Dr. Barnett S. Kramer, a cancer prevention expert at NIH. Your skin does have ways to prevent or repair such damage. The outermost layer of skin constantly sheds dead skin cells and replaces them. You might have noticed this type of skin repair if you’ve ever had a bad sunburn. Your skin may peel, but it usually looks normal in a week or 2. “When you’re exposed to ultraviolet

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Health Care .

Amazing Health Benefits of eating Dry Fruits and nuts A healthy choice to make, a perfect indulgence and moreover a stomach filler, you can never go wrong opting for dry fruits. These are energy rich and provide you with all the essentials your body is craving for. Easily eatable and acts as a back up at times when your refrigerator is empty, requires no hard work to break the crunch. It is said to be a little expensive supplement for healthy body, but do not refrain yourself as the Health benefits it shower over you is huge. Some people consume it in their daily diet, but how many of you are aware about  the tremendous advantages your body seek from this powerful health source. Realising its importance is very essential as you tend to make a significant change by involving the same in your diet of good food. So let’s unfold some benefits of these miraculous fruits 1. Prevention from cancer Almonds are great in preventing cancer. Dry fruits possesses all the necessary nutritional value your body require, but particularly for avoiding cancer almonds is a better choice. Breast cancer growth is also diminished by the flavours found in almonds and cashews. Almonds

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Fashion & Lifestyle

5 Things to Know About Taking Care of Yourself I was lying on a table and she was hanging from two bars on the ceiling, skating over my back with her feet–a little like she was snowboarding or skating, only it was warm and there was a silky lotion and I could feel that her feet were not calloused like mine when I said, “It’s amazing what you can learn here in just three days that you keep with you for a lifetime.” She replied that it’s also amazing how many people come back again and again and don’t seem to learn anything. She’s been working at Canyon Ranch for 23 years. I’ve been coming every few years for two decades. This time, I brought my 16-year-old for her first spa visit and my 31-year-old for her second. It’s like an intensive health and healing camp, and this time I was signed up for the ashiatsu massage, which is when someone massages you with their bare feet. It was good–much more pressure than someone can get with their hands–but only able to focus on the biggest muscle groups. You see, I come to Canyon Ranch both to learn what’s new and to explore the edges of health and healing. I also come to take care of myself, which over the years I’ve gotten better and better at, thanks to Canyon Ranch. In fact, I told my daughters that this was the first time I’d come when I didn’t feel I needed to be brought in on a stretcher. So why is it so hard for us to take care of ourselves? What does it mean to take care of ourselves? After all, it’s not like it’s taught in school. It’s up to parents to teach children. But if we parents don’t know how, we may be teaching the wrong things, and then it’s up to each person individually. Which it truly is anyway. My oldest, for example, won’t listen to a thing I say about health, but THAT’S OK because what makes her healthy and happy is different from what makes me healthy and happy. (Although, for her sake, I wish I’d known what gluten intolerance was 30 years ago….) I know everybody can’t afford a few days at a spa every couple of years. So I’m going to share with you a few of the things I’ve learned from the experience that you can take with you and do anywhere.

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Gardening Tips.

  How to Start a Medicinal Herb Garden   [H]erbal medicine has always been with us; in fact, humanity has survived for thousands and thousands of years — even prior to the advent of modern technologies and conventional medicine — because of it. Today, the art and science of learning to heal with the use of plants is definitely gaining in popularity in large part due to it’s ease of use and affordability. It’s no wonder that we all are eager to learn about these healing plants! Many of you have asked if: herbal remedies are safe? what plants heal what? are they really effective? how should the plant material be used?  And then you wonder if they can be grown at home. There are so many things we could talk about today (and many of these questions will be addressed in the coming weeks), but let’s begin with how to grow medicinal plants. Remaining Connected In days gone by gardens full of vegetables, herbs, and flowers were common place and existed as part of the landscape of the home. Many of these gardens

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Outdoor Decor

Outdoor Water Fountains For A Great Effect Water fountains add a great beauty to your outdoor area with their artistic magnificence. Not only children but adults also love and admire fountains and find the sound of rushing water very soothing and appealing, not matter if it’s a big fountain or a small one.  There is a wide variety of fountains available in the market to choose from. Big and small sizes along with numerous designs can be found easily to suit your need and fit in within your

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Creative Ideas For Interior Decor

  6 Clever & Safe DIY Bathroom Deodorizers What is worse than bathroom smells? The choke-inducing chemical smell of spray air freshener layered on top of it. Holy smokes, it can leave you gasping for air. For bathroom deodorizing, natural, non-toxic deodorizers are actually better at masking bad smells. They’re also a lot friendlier to people who are allergic or sensitive to synthetic perfumes. If you have persistent bad smells in your bathroom that are not related to going to the bathroom, you might need to call in a plumber. For example, Jimmy Cash, a plumber in Dallas, says that bathroom smells can be attributed to pipe leaks or drain seals. These bathroom deodorizers are not a substitute for keeping plumbing in working order. Also,

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House Remodeling Tips And Ideas

Creating A Beautiful Kitchen With Floor Tiles Kitchen is the center of a house and no how matter how big or spacious a house might be, everybody loves to congregate in the kitchen for cozy time and family meals.  It is important to focus on the kitchen decor and pay special attention to how this room looks and how comfortable it is as better part of a homemaker’s time is spent in the kitchen. You have to select the right materials to make kitchen beautiful

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Diet & Eating

Choosing a Weight Loss Program When you're looking for a weight loss program, it's wise to look for one that will meet your needs and set you up for long-term success. In general, look for programs that focus on steady weight loss -- about 1-2 pounds a week. While you're choosing a program, ask these questions: Does the staff include qualified counselors and health professionals such as registered

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Fitness

The Benefits of Exercising Outside Thank you, nature, for a truly spectacular day and for reminding me of my good fortune. Despite a looming deadline, I recently decided to take a time-out. Off to the nearby walking trail I went, in hopes of shaking off a late-afternoon slump. Three laps was my goal. That should wake me up without sucking too much time out of my day. The sky was a peaceful shade of blue, adorned with puffy white clouds. The grass and trees greener than green, thanks to an abundance of rain this year. Birds chirping, dogs yapping, and a sprinkling fountain sang the sweet song of summer. My energy level rose and three laps turned into four and “hello,” fellow walker. I surprised myself and broke out in a run. OK, not a

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Food & Nutritions

How to Plan Your Healthy Diet During The Week People are very cautious about their health as they are coming across different types of diseases due to changes in their lifestyle. Consuming junk food and calorie rich food must be avoided to remain fit and healthy for a long time. Even, in the society no one prefers an individual with heavy weight. If you want to get notice among your friends and relatives creating a diet plan will be very important. You can go to the dietician and get some idea about the food items which you have to consume for a week. Some people might start following a diet chart but would forget it and consume fat rich food after two or three days. This will make you return back to your previous state of body shape. Tips of diet plan  Your diet should be filled with all types of nutrients which body needs to take in. Food must have right amount of carbohydrates, Vitamins, minerals and sugar to be effective. It will be food to consume juicy fruits whenever you are thirsty. Fresh veggies of all colors are quite healthy for individual’s health. Salmon in diet plan According to many dieticians, Salmon is having nutritional value. It is filled with Omega 3 fatty acid. This is very effective in lowering the effect of bad cholesterol. Even your mood will become fine after consumption of Salmon. If you are growing old, wrinkle might be one of the greatest problems. But, Salmons are known as wrinkle

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13 Amazing Facts About Sharks

13 Amazing Facts About Sharks 01. A shark does not have one bone in its body.  Its skeleton is made up of cartilage.  Cartilage is a tough material, like the material that shapes your ear.  12 More facts after the break... 02. The Swell Shark, found in New Zealand, barks like a dog. 

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World's Oldest Animals

World's Oldest Animals Jonathan the tortoise and Mischief the cat may have hit the headlines for their longevity, but there are plenty of other creatures giving them a run for their money in the age stakes. Mischief, the world's oldest cat, is 100 Photo: SWNS.COM Jonathan the tortoise was already well into his 60s at the end of the 19th ceremony Photo: EPA Read more after the break...

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How to Love.

Quotes About Love Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about

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Animal Pictures.

  CUTIE BABY ANIMALS

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Blogging Tips and Tricks.

  5 Useful Tips for Graphic Designers to Design a Blog Blog design plays a vital role in structural strength of a blog. Technically, a striking blog design ensures the success of a blog in long run and provides a technical basis for a potent structure of the blog. This could be achieved by the combination of visual appearance with purposeful and practical motive of the design. This must be of primary importance to any blog designer. So, here we are to provide you some good tips to create an eye-catching and heart-winning blog so easily that you could imagine. 1. Appearance Should Reflect your Theme Appearnce of a blog is the first thing that influences the aesthetic sense of a visitor. If it is striking and attractive it would always lure the visitors. For instance, a blog about IT would look marvelous if it is enriched

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Tips for Success in Life

  Top 5 Ways to Build a Wonderful Life 1. Live Below Your Means There will always be temptation to forsake the future for immediate gratification. We all want to buy that new piece of technology, treat ourselves to an expensive night on the town, or take out a loan for the flashy car we can’t afford. It might feel great at the time but rash spending hurts a lot later on. Enjoy life’s simple pleasures and save as much as you can. Expensive things don’t create lasting happiness and security. Careful spending will bring you greater leisure and enjoyment in the long run.  2. Put Your Money to Work Saving is great, but to make the most

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Education.

  Dream (Not Special For My Life) My dream not special one . Mine is a very busy life. I sleep very soundly at night. My sleep is generally undisturbed by dreams but one night, I had a pleasant dream. I dreamt that I had won Rs. 1 crore in a derby lottery. My joy knew no bounds. My parents, too, felt overjoyed. I received numerous telegrams of congratulation from my friends and

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SOCCER TIPS

The Complete Soccer Guide   SOCCER DRIBBLING GUIDE soccer dribbling guide Dribbling allows you to posses the ball and move it up and down the field. It allows players to sprint into open space (taking the ball with them) and get past defenders. It’s a vital skill to learn. Here’s the basic technique Dribbling Technique Proper dribbling technique is very easy to learn, and will allow you to dribble and control the ball better. 1.  Use Your Arms Using your arms is a very important part of dribbling.  You can use them to help beat other players, shield, and to keep your balance (a huge part of dribbling). Read Using Arms in Soccer 2.  Athletic Position An athletic position will allow for maximum speed while dribbling and allows you to cut better.  Your dribbling position should be relaxed and comfortable.  Do not lean back or forward. 3.  Balls of Your Feet While dribbling it is VERY

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Love Messages...

A Beautiful Heart Touching Love Story which will Touch your Heart There was once a guy who suffered from cancer... a cancer that can't be treated. He was 18 years old and he could die anytime. All his life, he was stuck in his house being taken cared by his mother. He never went outside but he was sick of staying home and wanted to go out for once. So he asked his mother and she gave him permission. He walked down his block and found a lot of stores. He passed a CD store and looked through the front door for a second as he walked. He stopped and went back to look into the store. He saw a young girl about his age and he knew it was love at first sight. He opened the door and walked in, not looking at anything else but her. He walked closer and closer until he was finally at the front desk where she sat. She looked up and asked "Can I help you?" She smiled and he thought it was the most beautiful smile he has ever seen before and wanted to kiss her right there. He said "Uh... Yeah... Umm... I would like to buy a CD." He picked one out and gave

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Top 20 Most famous people in world history?

Top 20 Most famous people in world history? Ok, so I was just curious who are actually the most famous people in world history. I have a list but they are not exactly in any specific order. These are just the people that I thought that should be on my list. So check mine out and show me yours. :] Muhammad Jesus Christ William Shakespeare Julius Caesar Caesar Augustus

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Love by Abdul Ali

Prayer For A Loved One   Dear Heavenly Father, You have abundantly blessed me With special loved ones... Who have loved and comforted me Throughout this life of mine. Thank you for being so gracious to me; You take care of my every need.

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Mental Stress Hurts Women's Hearts More Than Men's

Mental Stress Hurts Women's Hearts More Than Men's When women experience mental stress they are more likely than men to suffer heart problems, according to a small new study from the U.S. scientists who revealed that during emotional upsets, heart blood flow increases in men, but never changes in women. In the United States, coronary artery disease continues to be number one cause of death of both men and women, taking nearly 600,000 lives every year. However, the numbers are not evenly divided between the two genders: significantly more men than women are diagnosed with heart disease every year, and it is not quite clear yet what are the reasons behind this difference. But now, in spite of the fact that some research in this field has previously shown that men's hearts become more constricted than women's during physical activity, letting less blood flow

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Cancer: Coming to Terms with the Possibility of De

Cancer: Coming to Terms with the Possibility of Death Cancer is certainly not always a death sentence, and most people find it helpful to hold onto hope. But I have found that many cancer patients, especially those with a poor prognosis, think about their eventual death and whether they will be at peace with it when the time comes. They want to come to terms with it, as best they can, before they find themselves with only days or weeks to live. In this essay, I will discuss how patients I know have come to feel some sense of acceptance about their death, even though it may be several months away. Although it was a gut-wrenching process, it was not an impossible one. If you are struggling with this issue-wanting somehow to feel reconciled to dying, when the time comes, but not knowing how to get there-it may help to learn how other people with cancer have done it. If you have determined there is just no way, because dying feels so inherently unacceptable, it still may help to see how others have traversed this difficult path. The phrase "coming to terms with death" means different things to different people, and often other phrases are used that convey the same general idea. These include "a sense of acceptance," "feeling reconciled" "being at peace with" "a feeling of equanimity about/' "feeling okay about," "being resigned to," "giving in to," and "letting go." As you can see, there are different nuances of meaning in each concept, and I cannot think of a single conceptualization that captures all of them. Perhaps it's best to say that patients who have come to terms with their death do not feel they must continue to fight or protest it. It can be a long, heart-wrenching struggle to reach that point. Another aspect of coming to terms with death is becoming less frightened or horrified by it. It would be difficult to approach death with a sense of peace or acceptance if you dreaded the process of dying. It may help to know that in the large majority of cases, the pain and suffering involved in dying of cancer can be effectively managed and controlled by the judicious use of opioids and other strategies. When the time comes, whether from cancer or some other cause, a hospice team or other palliative care specialists can play an invaluable role in helping with a peaceful death. Don't be hesitant to turn to them. This essay is based not only on what patients in therapy have voiced to me, but also on interviews I conducted as part of a study with patients who were under fifty years old and had a poor prognosis. They sought to come to terms with

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New Study Touts Big Health Benefits of Resveratrol

New Study Touts Big Health Benefits of Resveratrol   Big Pharma is drooling over the prospect of getting it all to themselves.   Resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of red grapes as well as in pomegranates and Japanese knotweed, has been a popular dietary supplement for many years. It has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, possibly the potential to extend life, prevent several different cancers, protect the heart, ameliorate common diabetes symptoms, and control plaque in the brain and otherwise help with Alzheimer’s disease. And that isn’t even a complete list. It’s clear why drug companies are excited.   Resveratrol is widely available as a dietary supplement—but may not be for long if we are not vigilant. A new study has thrown the excitement over resveratrol into high gear. Results from ten years of research have just been published by David Sinclair, a Harvard Medical School genetics professor and the study’s senior author. The research validated earlier findings that resveratrol may protect against age-related diseases because it turns on the SIRT1 gene that recharges mitochondria.

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5 Strategies for Potty Training Stubborn Toddlers

5 Strategies for Potty Training Stubborn Toddlers Tackling the major developmental milestone that is potty training requires plenty of patience and understanding, even under the best of circumstances. When your child is stubbornly refusing to make the shift from diapers to a potty, however, the strain on a parent’s composure can be almost unbearable. Before you throw in the towel altogether and resign yourself to a life of changing jumbo-sized diapers for your college student, consider these five potty training strategies. Don’t Resort to Punishments When your child is outright refusing to use the potty and you know that she has a clear understanding of the concept, it’s easy to feel like the only possible solution is some sort of punishment when she has an accident. In fact, setting up a system of punishing your child for her failure to graduate to a potty chair can have deleterious effects. If she’s truly stubborn and simply isn’t ready to potty train, you’re effectively establishing a power struggle that can make her even less inclined to comply with

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5 Health Benefits of Friendship

5 Health Benefits of Friendship You’ve heard of friends with benefits…but friends with health benefits? Yep, turns out that having platonic friends is actually good for you! Read on for 5 ways that catching up with pals makes you healthier—and how to maximize the benefits: THE BENEFIT: Protects You From Dementia A Swedish survey of people 75 years old and older found women and men who kept in contact with a variety of friends and relatives had a lower risk of developing dementia. The researchers said it was possible that juggling many relationships was a mental exercise that kept brains “in tone.”   MAXIMIZE IT: Instead of catching up with friends over dinner, schedule some brain workouts. Join them for trivia nights at a neighborhood bar, or sign up for an interesting class together at the local community college. Not only will you work your brain, but scheduled activities will ensure that you don’t let too much time pass before seeing your pal.

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8 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Bed by Abdul Ali

8 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Bed Oh, the power of a good night’s sleep. A whole gamut of positive benefits can be seen from getting enough rest, but for many of us, hitting the sack can be challenging. There’s plenty of advice out there about what to do to get to sleep but what about what not to do? Click through for some of the pre-bedtime activities that could be hurting your chance at getting a good night’s sleep.   1. Exercise No, you don’t get to ditch your yoga mat or running shoes all together. Exercise is a vital activity for your health, and can actually contribute to getting better-quality sleep. The problem, though, is that exercising within three hours of bedtime can raise your body temperature, and make dozing off more difficult. Breaking a sweat, then, is best left for earlier in the day!

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6 Tragic Tales of Animals Who Died After Swallowin

6 Tragic Tales of Animals Who Died After Swallowing Plastic “This bag is not a toy” reads the writing on most plastic bags. But animals who find a plastic bag on the beach or in the ocean or in the desert cannot, of course, read. Too often they eat the bag or other plastic item, with fatal results. It’s no wonder that two Supreme Court justices have said that plastic bags are a bigger threat to India’s future — to any of ours — than nuclear weapons. 1) A sperm whale Scientists have determined that a sperm whale that washed up on the southern coast of Spain had ingested 17 kilograms of plastic waste, most transparent sheeting used to build greenhouses. The 10 meter, 4.5 ton whale had swallowed 59 different types of plastic, including 24 pieces of the transparent sheeting, nine meters of rope, two pieces of hose, two small flower pots and a plastic spray canister, as well as plastic bags. All of this debris is “typical” of the supplies used in 40,000 hectares of greenhouses in southern Almeria and Granada, regions that have become “Europe’s winter market garden.” Environmentalists say that local riverbeds are often full of plastic debris from the greenhouses. As these are often built right up to the edge of the water, some of the debris also ends up in the ocean.

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10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds by Abdul Ali

10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds If you throw away the seeds when you carve your next pumpkin you might want to reconsider, particularly after trying freshly roasted seeds. But they don’t just taste great, these seeds support superb health too. Here’s how: 1.  They’re high in the sleep-enhancing amino acid tryptophan that converts to serotonin in your body and helps ensure a good

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Release Stress and Pain

Release Stress and Pain We rely on our bodies to tell us when we are in pain, and the body, like the mind, follows familiar patterns. Hypochondriacs, for example, grasp the first sign of discomfort as a clear message that they are seriously ill. In your own case, you are also taking familiar sensations and using them to confirm

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Physically Stressed?

Physically Stressed? Letting go physically is a matter of stress release. Under stress your body tenses and contracts; breathing gets ragged and shallow; hormonal balances switch from their normal levels to the hypervigilant state of fight of flight. You cannot cope with all of this at once.

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6 Simple Ways to Protect Your Eyes

6 Simple Ways to Protect Your Eyes The number of aging Americans with significant age-related vision loss is expected to double by 2030, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. Indeed, multiple studies indicate that the vast majority of people who are legally blind (having a visual acuity of 20/200 or less, or a visual filed that is limited to 20 degrees or less) are elderly individuals suffering from the most-common age-related eye diseases including: glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Even the eyes of younger baby boomers aren’t immune from the ravages of aging. People between the ages of 45 and 64 years old were twice as likely to experience vision loss, when compared to younger populations, according to the 2011 National Health Interview Survey. The good news is that there are ways to safeguard your eyes

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glass walkway at china's tianmen mountain park

glass walkway at china's tianmen mountain park a new trail path in china's tianmen mountain national park offers visitors an unusual experience:  the floor and rails of the pathway are composed of glass, offering walkers a vertigo-inducing look  at the sheer drops and wilderness below. the walkway spans three feet wide, composed of glass 2.5-inches thick. measuring approximately 200 feet (61 meters) long, the walkway is raised almost a mile into the air at about 4700 feet 

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Two Somaliland girls win Medeshi beauty contest of

Two Somaliland girls win Medeshi beauty contest of the year

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Friend Like Rhoda

5 Reasons Why You Need a Friend Like Rhoda Valerie Harper, 73, recently announced that she has been diagnosed with a rare form of terminal brain cancer. Harper is best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern, the quick-witted roommate and brazen buddy of Mary Richards on the 1970s sitcom, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and star of the show’s eventual sequel, “Rhoda.” Truth is, no matter who you are, or what life stage you’re currently in, every woman needs at least one “Rhoda” in their lives; someone who embodies that special mix of sarcasm, candor, wit and loyalty that come together to make an irreplaceable companion. Here are 5 reasons every woman needs a Rhoda in her life: 1. She helps you believe in a better tomorrow. Rhoda: “Mary, you’re having a lousy streak. I happen to be having a terrific streak. Soon the world will be back to normal. Tomorrow you will meet a crown head of Europe and marry. I will have a fat attack, eat 3,000 peanut butter cups and die.” No one can (or should) be a Positive Polly 100 percent of the time. It’s an indisputable fact of life that you will get knocked into the dirt a few times. When this happens, you need to have someone around who can pick you up, dust you off, and get you ready to face another day. The best kinds of friends are those that can set you on the path towards finding your inner source of optimism. Extra points are awarded for buddies like Rhoda, who can flavor their support with a dash of good humor.

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11 Detox Tips for a Super Spring Cleans

11 Detox Tips for a Super Spring Cleans Spring is almost here. It is the perfect time to do a detox, particularly after we’ve been breathing in poor indoor air quality, had less sunlight, and perhaps gotten less activity than usual.  Detoxifying is the antidote and can spell increased energy, fewer allergy symptoms, reduced hormonal imbalances, improved digestion, clearer sinuses, normalized blood pressure, fewer moods swings, sharper mental ability, improved sleep, healthier skin and much more.  Here are 11 tips to get you started on a healing spring cleanse: 1.  Cut back or eliminate meat and dairy products at least for a while to give your body a break. Meat is highly acid-forming in your body, can be a strain on the kidneys and intestines (low water, no fiber and requiring plenty of energy to digest) and dairy is mucus-forming and many people lack sufficient enzymes to properly digest it. Discoverhow to make dairy-free yogurt here. 2.  Don’t eat it if you can’t read it. Read labels on the healthy food selections you choose.  Most

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5 Tasty Crops You Can Grow in a Containe

5 Tasty Crops You Can Grow in a Containe The season is finally changing and for those with green thumbs, they’re already prepping and planning for their summer vegetable gardens. A garden is a great way to save money, control the quality of your produce, and get the whole family involved. Many believe that a child will be more interested in eating their vegetables if they grow them themselves. Is there a better reason to get planting with your kids this spring? There are several plants that grow great in a container. This is a simple way to garden without needing an entire bed. Here are five great plants your child could grow this summer. HERBS One of the easiest edible plant

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10 Nasty Cases of Food Fraud

10 Nasty Cases of Food Fraud Thanks to the rapidly-expanding scope of the horse meat scandal in Europe, many of us have food fraud on the brain and are starting to pick suspiciously at the contents of our plates; what did you really have for dinner last night? Sadly, food fraud is nothing new, and it’s dangerous for people with allergies as well as offensive on principle for consumers who want to know what they’re eating. Get ready for these ten common examples of food fraud, pulled from the extensive database at the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, illustrating a need for tightened regulations and better enforcement when it comes to food processing, packaging and labeling. 1. White Tuna What the heck is white tuna? Well, you might not have to worry, because that’s probably not what’s in your sushi anyway. Many markets are using escolar, a cheaper fish that, by the way, can cause food poisoning thanks to the waxy esters it contains (it’s also known as ex-lax fish if you want an idea of the symptoms you’ll experience). Escolar is such a concern that some nations have banned it from the market. 2. Pomegranate, Apple, Orange Juices and More Fruit juice is a big hit these days thanks to the antioxidant punch it packs, and it’s also pretty expensive. So if you see some pomegranate juice with a price tag that seems too good to be true, it probably is; apple juice and other less costly fillers may have been used to bring production costs down. Other juices like apple and orange may include pesticides, sugars and other added ingredients that most definitely don’t appear on the label. Juices may also contain ‘clouding agents’

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16 Surprising Uses for Toothbrushes

16 Surprising Uses for Toothbrushes Toothbrushes do a fantastic job at keeping your pearly whites in tip-top shape, so it only makes sense that they’d be a great tool for cleaning other things — including some of the most frustrating spots and items in your home! Click through for fantastic ways to reuse toothbrushes, and let us know your own favorite in the comments. You certainly don’t want someone to mistake a re-purposed toothbrush for, well, a teeth-cleaning toothbrush. You can get around that by writing its use in permanent marker on the handle. Cleaning. 1. Clean Tile. The tile in my bathroom is of that wonderful “never looks clean no matter what what you do” variety. That is, until I used a toothbrush on it. It works wonders in the way a mop or a sponge never have. 2. Clean Those Hard-to-Reach Nooks and Crannies. There’s about a quarter inch gap between

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Why I Love Being 40

  Why I Love Being 40 Next to marrying my husband, turning 40 was the best thing I ever did.  Unlike many women I know, I am not shy to share that eight months ago I arrived at what I consider a huge milestone in my life. Maybe I cherish this age because I wasn’t always sure I would get this far in life.  You see by the time I was 16 I was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease and informed I could not live without medication, which I proceeded to eliminate from my life by the time I was 22, just after narrowly escaping death in a serious car accident.  I didn’t escape injury (I suffered a head injury, spinal cord injury, partial paralysis that was less than a millimeter of nerve damage away from being paraplegia and more).  But I lived.  That seemed to be a shock to everyone who witnessed the accident and the paramedics that attended to me as well.  It was a shock to me too.  But this is not the story of illness and injury. Mine is a story of triumph.  While I’d love to say it is a story of grace under pressure, it was more like triumph with a whole lot of kicking and screaming madness

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Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich Earlier on in the week, when I made the spinach, or spanakopita pesto pasta I made sure to keep some of the pesto left over for something new. I had come across the idea of using a pesto in a grilled cheese sandwich and it was the perfect time to try one. I have been experimenting with grilled cheese sandwiches for a while now. It all started when I first tried adding some jam to one then I moved on to chutneys and now it was time to try a pesto grilled cheese sandwich. Since the spinach pesto had some Greek flavours going on I decided to use a Greek cheese, graviera, in the sandwich. The spinach pesto sandwich with graviera was amazing! The flavourful pesto worked really well in a grilled cheese sandwich! Although the graviera did not melt quite as well as I had hoped for it was still really tasty and it rounded out the sandwich nicely. I can't wait to experiment with more pesto grilled cheese sandwiches.!

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12 Great Ways to Use Castile Soap by Abdul Ali

12 Great Ways to Use Castile Soap I buy my castile soap in bulk. I’m just a super twigs-and-granola kinda gal, which means I use castile soap by the bucketful. But don’t worry, for those less committed to “crunchy” life, they also sell it in small, tester portions. I never knew what “castile” was until I started using the stuff, but the moniker just describes a style of soap, not a brand. Think tissue, not Kleenex. Castile means that it’s made from 100 percent plant oils (no animal products like tallow, which show up in most commercial soaps). It’s also a true soap, not a chemical detergent, making castile soap completely biodegradable and very earth-friendly. What follows is a list of ways to incorporate this cheap, environmentally awesome ingredient into your daily life. Some of the ideas are for beginners, or “hippie-lite.” Others are out and out barefoot-moon-dancing-earth-mother. (Okay, maybe castile soap is not so hippie. Denver plumbing company Quality First Plumbing recommends hot water and castile soap as an all-purpose household cleaner, and they are plumbers, not hippies.) Just pick and choose as you please! And don’t forget, you can add various essential oil herbal infusions to each of these recipes, to customize and diversify your castile soaping experience. Maybe you like orange blossom to clean your tile

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The Benefits Of Baby Massages

The Benefits Of Baby Massages Why do baby massages really matter? I’m a Child and Family Health Nurse from Australia and I’ve been teaching parents baby massage for over 14 years. As a midwife I knew it was important but didn’t really understand why. Now that I know why, I think every parent should be taught this marvelous skill. I think its integral

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Meditation Affects Blood Flow to the Brain

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Meditation Affects Blood Flow to t... by Abdul Ali

Meditation Affects Blood Flow to the Brain

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Herbal Remedies For Puffy Eyes

  Quick Fix for Tired Eyes Oh the tired eyes. I have known some people rather addicted to commercial eye drops in an effort to combat strained eyes–and

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How Your Body Stays Young

  How Your Body Stays Young Do you know that your body is 15 ½ years old? You probably have had more birthdays than that – I certainly have. “According to recent research, that’s the average age of your body – your muscles and guts, anyway. You might think that you have been around since the day you were born, but most of your body is a lot younger,” says Gaia Vince at New Scientist magazine. The reason the average age is 15 ½ years is because every day 432 billion cells die and are replaced with new cells. That is a lot of cells. Last week for instance, I cut myself while chopping vegetables; that cut healed completely which means millions of cells were replaced.  It doesn’t stop there though:  all over my body, old cells are dying and are being replaced. It’s happening in your body too. Your gums, your red blood, cell your skin – almost everything.  This regeneration is happening right now, as you are reading this. Fascinating Facts About the Regenerating Body: •    Cells in our digestive system, from the stomach to the large bowel, are replaced every 5 minutes. •    Gums are replaced every two weeks. •    A new liver every five months. •    New covering of skin every four weeks. •    Our red blood cells live 120 days. •    Our heart is replaced every six to nine months. •    Your liver is capable of renewing and repairing from as little as 25 percent of its tissue. •    New studies are indicating that even brain cells may regenerate.

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The Crucifixion of Tomas Young

      The Crucifixion of Tomas Young   KANSAS CITY, Mo.—I flew to Kansas City last week to see Tomas Young. Young was paralyzed in Iraq in 2004. He is now receiving hospice care at his home. I knew him by reputation and the movie documentary “Body of War.” He was one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war in Iraq. He fought as long and as hard as he could against the war that crippled him, until his physical deterioration caught up with him. “I had been toying with the idea of suicide for a long time because I had become helpless,” he told me in his small house on the Kansas City outskirts where he intends to die. “I couldn’t dress myself. People have to help me with the most rudimentary of things. I decided I did not want to go through life like that anymore. The pain, the frustration. …” He stopped abruptly and called his wife. “Claudia, can I get some water?” She opened a bottle of water, took a swig so it would not spill when he sipped and handed it to him. “I felt at the end of my rope,” the 33-year-old Army veteran went on. “I made the decision to go on hospice care, to stop feeding and fade away. This way, instead of committing the conventional suicide and I am out of the picture, people have a way to stop by or call and say their goodbyes. I felt this was a fairer way to treat people than to just go out with a note. After the anoxic brain injury in 2008 [a complication that Young suffered] I lost a lot of dexterity and strength in my upper body. So I wouldn’t be able to shoot myself or even open the pill bottle to give myself an overdose. The only way I could think of doing it was to have Claudia open the pill bottle for me, but I didn’t want her implicated.” “After you made that decision how did you feel?” I asked. "I felt relieved,” he answered. “I finally saw an end to this four-and-a-half-year fight. If I were in the same condition I was in during the filming of ‘Body of War,’ in a manual chair, able to feed and dress myself and transfer from my bed to the wheelchair, you and I would not be having this discussion. I can’t even watch the movie anymore because it makes me sad to see how I was, compared to how I am. … Viewing the deterioration, I decided it was best to go out now rather than regress more.” Young will die for our sins. He will die for a war that should never have been fought. He will die for the lies of politicians. He will die for war profiteers. He will die for the careers of generals. He will die for a cheerleader press. He will die for a complacent public that made war possible. He bore all this upon his body. He was crucified. And there are hundreds of thousands of other crucified bodies like his in Baghdad and Kandahar and Peshawar and Walter Reed medical center. Mangled bodies and corpses, broken dreams, unending grief, betrayal, corporate profit, these are the true products of war. Tomas Young is the face of war they do not want you to see. On April 4, 2004, Young was crammed into the back of a two-and-a-half-ton Army truck with 20 other soldiers in Sadr City, Iraq. Insurgents opened fire on the truck from above. “It was like shooting ducks in a barrel,” he said. A bullet from an AK-47 severed his spinal column. A second bullet shattered his knee. At first he did not know he had been shot. He felt woozy. He tried to pick up his M16. He couldn’t lift his rifle from the truck bed. That was when he knew something was terribly wrong. “I tried to say ‘I’m going to be paralyzed, someone shoot me right now,’ but there was only a hoarse whisper that came out because my lungs had collapsed,” he said. “I knew the

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4 Revitalizing Fruit Teas for a Tiring Day

    4 Revitalizing Fruit Teas For a Tiring Day Most coffee shops in Delhi, where I live, have ‘iced tea’ on the menu. They all sound inviting—Berry Blast, Peach Bliss etc. But each time they arrive, I feel a tinge of disappointment—they are cooling and refreshing, no doubt, but lack the nutritional and real-fruit punch one craves. Fruity iced teas are a breeze t

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7 Easy Ways To Heal with Ginger

  7 Easy Ways To Heal with Ginger Ginger is a wonder root. Its healing power is inversely proportional to how knobbly and unattractive it looks. Its role in easing digestive problems and healing painful joints is undisputed. It brings relief from coughs and colds and strengthens your immune system. And those are only a few of ginger’s amazing health benefits. I cannot imagine

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5 Incredible Things Dogs Sense About You

  5 Incredible Things Dogs Sense About You For centuries, people have been turning to their beloved pooches for affection and companionship. And for good reason — dogs are incredibly perceptive and intelligent creatures. They may not understand the nuances of everyday life, of course, but dogs have an incredible ability to understand how their pet parents are feeling emotionally, and even physically. Indeed, they don’t call ‘em man’s best friend for nothing! Heard something go bump in the night? Dogs can pick up on your fear, and will usually mimic your behavior. If you’d like to alleviate your dog’s fear, you need to alleviate your own first! One exception, though, would be the several breeds that have been, well, bred, to be guard dogs 2. They Notice Inequality.

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Sriracha and Brown Sugar Almonds

Sriracha and Brown Sugar Almonds I feel like I may – just maybe – use the word “addiction” a little too much.  To the point that should I do or eat or say or watch anything two times in a row, well HOLDTHEPHONE, it’s got to be an addiction. SIDE NOTE: I just looked up the true definition for the word “addiction” and basically found out it only has to do with negative things like drugs and life-destroying things.  To which I have to admit that my whole entire post is now going to just sound silly.  I digress. Anyway.

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My Heart Knows Yours

My Heart Knows Yours The other day I was watching Wes play in his diaper (his favorite outfit to play in!) when I caught site of his bellybutton. Now I know to some that may sound random, and just to clarify I’ve seen his bellybutton countless times per day for the past {almost} eleven months.  It’s not a new site in this household.  But that day it just struck me – that little bellybutton is a visible (not to mention adorable) sign of the

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Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts: study

Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts: study   NEW YORK: Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests. The risk comes from any amount of radiation, starts five years after treatment and lasts for decades, doctors found. Patients shouldn't panic — radiation has improved cancer survival, and that is the top priority, doctors say. The chance of suffering a radiation-induced heart problem is fairly small. For example, 4 to 5 of every 100 women who are 50 years old and free of heart risks will develop a major cardiac problem by age 80, and radiation treatment would add one more case, the research suggests. Women also can do a lot to cut their risk by keeping weight, cholesterol and blood pressure under control. Still, the study reveals that the potential harm from radiation runs deeper than many medical experts may have realized, especially for women who already have cardiac risk factors such as diabetes. And it comes amid greater awareness of overtreatment — that many women are being treated for cancers that would never prove fatal, leading to trouble down the road such as heart disease.

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5 Things I’ve Learned…From Becoming a Mother

5 Things I’ve Learned…From Becoming a Mother Over the past few weeks I’ve really bee reflecting on different segments of my life and how much I’ve learned from each part.  It’s amazing how little I really knew when I was a high school kid, college student, recent college graduate and in my early 20′s!  Writing this all out seems to be the thing that solidifies the growth in my journey through life thus far, so over the next however many weeks I am going to share 5 things I’ve learned from different parts of my life with you guys.  At least til I run out anyway And I would LOVE if y’all would share your growth with me too!

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The Most Delicious Red Chicken Chili

Sweet Orange Marinated Grilled Chicken Now that summer is starting to wind down a little bit I’m starting to get back into the swing of grilling again.  It was just SO HOT before that standing in front of a grill, and I just couldn’t handle the heat…so I got back in the kitchen.  But now?  Yeah, now I’m rockin’ the grill again. One of my favorite things these days is building HUGE salads for dinner, and offering

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15 Surprising Uses for Safety Pins

    15 Surprising Uses for Safety Pins   Sick of losing socks? Afraid you’re going to mess up that birthday cake?  Want to keep pickpockets at bay? The humble safety pin is the answer to your troubles! Click through for some fantastic ways to use safety pins that go beyond the basics. Have a great use of your own? Share it in the comments.     Great Ways to Use Safety Pins. 1. Keep Your Bag Safe From Thieves. Safety pin your zippers onto the fabric on bags and backpacks — it’s just one more hassle for pickpockets to go through to get to your belongings. Trust me, every extra second is important!

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Blog Love: Chicken Taco Pasta

Blog Love: Chicken Taco Pasta Y’ALL.  You want to know what’s for dinner tonight?  Because it SHOULD be this.  HOLY TACO PASTA.

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Frozen Yogurt Granita with Fresh Mango Sauce

Frozen Yogurt Granita with Fresh Mango Sauce I’m SOOOOOO that girl who stares longingly at incredible ice cream dishes on blogs, vowing constantly to head to the store and buy an ice cream maker. And then I never do. I like to think that ice cream is kind of a legacy in my family – my Grandma and Papa love it, my dad loves it, and my Grandpa could eat bowl after bowl after bowl.  And yet I can’t ever seem to get it together, buy an ice cream maker and make gobs of the stuff on my own. Nate always says that an ice cream maker is the last thing we need; but I have to disagree.  I just think it gets a bad rap for being “bad for you,” but I say it’s actually health food.  Anything that makes you THAT happy to eat just can’t be bad for

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Family Friday

A Happy Family An area not often addressed in modern society is the importance of a healthy family unit. Here are four helpful parenting tips derived from Ellen White's work Ministry of Healing: Tip 1: Make the Home a Place of Refuge for Your Kids Photo Credit: Steve Evans. The home should be to the children the most attractive place in the world, and the mother’s presence should be its greatest attraction. Children have sensitive, loving natures. They are easily pleased and easily made unhappy. By gentle discipline, in loving words and acts, mothers may bind their children to their hearts. Home should be a place where cheerfulness, courtesy, and love abide; and where these graces dwell, there will abide happiness and peace. Troubles may invade, but these are the lot of humanity. Let patience, gratitude, and love keep sunshine in the heart, though the day may be ever so cloudy. In such homes angels of God abide. The mother should cultivate a cheerful, contented, happy disposition. Every effort in this direction will be abundantly repaid in both the physical well-being and the moral character of her children. The more quiet and simple the life of the child, the more favorable it will

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Banana Walnut Buttermilk Muffins

  Banana Walnut Buttermilk Muffins Banana muffins.  They’ve been done a bajillion times, and for good reason:  they are pretty much always fabulous and they use up black bananas. Y’all know I speak the truth here:  black bananas are pretty much the most annoying thing a kitchen can have.  They attract fruit flies (blech!) and they’re kind of squishy and just a little sketch. But banana muffins are the savior of the black banana.  You can never make banana muffins with regular ol’ sorta ripe bananas –

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Strawberry Shortcake for Two

Strawberry Shortcake for Two Mmmmmmmmmk raise your hand if you love strawberry shortcake? I’m assuming that if you’ve made your way to this blog then it’s likely that you’re raising your hand – and that’s what I want to see!  Fist bumps all around. Strawberry shortcake is totally one of those things that sounds a little too fancy for me to make.  Why?  No idea.  Maybe because a lot of times in life people have purchased a store-bought pound cake and topped

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Summer Peachberry Salad with Creamy Yogurt Poppyse

Summer Peachberry Salad with Creamy Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing I think it’s probably a marketing rule that if you add the word “berry” to the end of anything it’s an automatic hit. Which, you know, is why I decided to call this a peachberry salad.  I figure we all need more salad in our lives, and I’m not above employing marketing tricks to get that to happen.  Plus the dressing makes it feel totally naughty when it’s really just a nice, healthy colorful salad.  Tricks, y’all.  I’m not above them! You guys, I know I’ve harped on this for pretty much this entire summer, but homemade salad dressing will ROCK YOUR WORLD.  You think you like that bottled stuff?  You think it’s good?

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She Reads Truth: The Surrendered Life

She Reads Truth: The Surrendered Life   I have to put this out there:  my life is being changed as we speak and I want that to happen to you too!  Have you seen or heard of the She Reads Truth site, hashtags or Instagrams?  It’s a group of incredible women all digging into the Bible together to learn more

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Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Tater Tots

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Tater Tots HOLY GOODNESS.  Y’all.  Really.  Need.  To.  Make.  These.  Now. I’m going to be honest here:  making my own tater tots kind of freaked me out big time.  See, I don’t know why but in the same way that I’m unreasonably terrified of baking with yeast, I’m almost equally as scared to do something unfamiliar with potatoes.  Why?  I have no idea, although part of me thinks that since moving to Colorado the altitude has messed with me.  Things that used to be easy like baking chocolate chip cookies, making rice, boiling dried beans and working with potatoes have all turned into gigantic projects that I just can’t seem to get a handle on.  But as I’ve said before, when a craving for tater tots strikes then I pity the fool who stands in the way. Cravings are no joke people.  No joke.

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Vegan Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Vegan Oatmeal Pecan Cookies When it comes to cooking and baking you guys know by now that I’m not shy about my love for butter, cheese, bacon and otherwise all things delicious.  It’s true:  I’m not vegan, nor do I ever plan on becoming that way.  That being said, besides the utter lack of eggs and butter in our house (someone forgot to go to the store…oops) I do believe that cooking is fun and trying different things is just one of the many ways to enjoy it.  Take vegan baking for example – I can’t even pretend to really know what is and isn’t required and how to always make a really great batch of vegan cookies.  But this time?  This is a great batch of vegan cookies and I just had to share! One of the things I love about these bad boys are the overwhelming number of pecans in them.  I remember there was once a time where I didn’t like pecans (whaaaaa…?) but the flavor and texture they give is outstanding.  Plus it kind of makes you forget about the lack of real butter (or bacon) you’re eating…or

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Flourless Emergency Chocolate Mug Cake

Flourless Emergency Chocolate Mug Cake The emergency chocolate cake.  Kind of dry.  Kind of only good if you add chocolate chips.  Kind of overdone. Until now. I just feel the need to get this out in the open:  I love chocolate, but I’m not a chocoholic – it’s true.  But what that should really tell you (besides the fact that I’ve totally failed

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Pakistani Love Song by Abdul Ali

Pakistani Love Song  Beautiful Vice

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GET PAYPAL VERIFIED ACCOUNT IN PAKISTAN FREE

GET PAYPAL VERIFIED ACCOUNT IN PAKISTAN FREE We know that Paypal not being in Pakistan, are a adult hurdle as a lot to do online businesses in Pakistan. While we know that Pakistanis have long struggled to get Paypal working in Pakistan. but it has not happened so far. Normally To get a Verified paypal account and to withdraw funds you need:     One paypal account with USA address or in any paypal support country     Credit Card issue by by Bank base in USA or from any paypal supported country to verify the paypal account.     You must be USA resident or have USA bank account or must be occupant of paypal support country to withdraw Paypal money But today i am going to tell you a clear-cut way (though it’s a desi jugaar) of getting Verified Paypal account (in Pakistan) without being in any paypal support country. Things you Need for Verified Paypal Account in Pakistan :      First of all sign up for paypal account with USA address (you can get a legit USA address easily)     Secondly apply for Payoneer prepaid MasterCard which is issued by USA based Choice bank. Most of you're likely to be familiar with Payoneer and may have Payoneer account – if so, and so you are minutes away from getting your paypal account verified. If not, then you may need to get a Payoneer Master card, which may take couple of weeks. Whole process are explained below. We're assuming that you have a paypal account with U.S.A. address and an activated payoneer master card. In addition you have VBA account from payoneer. You are able to apply for VBA account if you have more than three transactions on your Payoneer card.  Verify your Paypal account in Pakistan : You can do so by easy following steps

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A Mother's Love Is A Blessing by Abdul Ali

A Mother's Love Is A Blessing An Irish boy was leaving Leaving his native home Crossing the broad Atlantic Once more he wished to roam And as he was leaving his mother Who was standing on the quay She threw her arms around his waist And this to him did say  A mother's love's a blessing

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Dog vs. Cat

3 Reasons Dogs Are Like Kids Some of us say we got a dog because we’re too busy with our careers to have children. But if you really think about it, our dogs are just like children. Small, furry, adorable children who never grow up, so to speak. So it’s really a bit of a win-win situation, isn’t it? To support our argument, we’ve put together the top three reasons why dogs are remarkably similar to children. 3. Puppy Pads and Pooper Scoopers

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Dramatic Video of Helicopter Rescue Gone Awry

Dramatic Video of Helicopter Rescue Gone Awry A swimmer stranded in open water at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro got more than he bargained for when he was being rescued via helicopter. Of course the last thing the first responders and the person being rescued wanted was for something to go wrong---particularly with the chopper itself. But that's exactly what happened.

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20 Years of Pain

20 Years of Pain This is not my story, I've just read this on my book and want to share it here. The couple had been married for 20 years. Then one day, Abi killed her husband. Have few minutes to read this: Abi is a small woman with a gentle smile. She speaks quitely and politely. She seems like the nice woman who lives next door, not the kind of person who is in prison for murdering her husband. Abi tells her story carefully, how the problem began, how after 20 years of pain she finally killed her husband. Abi explains: " Before we were married, Moon was the nicest, most gentle man I had ever met. maybe that is why I married him. He was so kind. The first

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YOUR FAVORITE COLOR: WHAT IT SAYS ... by Abdul Ali

YOUR FAVORITE COLOR: WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT YOU Whether we’re a vibrant Orange, or a peaceful Blue, our color preferences are a key to understanding our personalities. Find out what this color expert has to say about your favorite color. What does it reveal about who you really are? White: Symbolic of purity, innocence and naivete, white has strong connotations of youth and purity. If you are an older person, your preference for white could indicate a desire for perfection and impossible ideals, maybe an attempt to recapture lost youth and freshness. It may also symbolize a desire for simplicity or the simple life. Red: The color of strength, health, and vitality, Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive—or someone who would like to be! It goes with an ambitious nature but those who choose it can be abrupt at times, determined to get all they can out of life, quick to judge people and take sides. Red people are usually optimistic and can’t stand monotony; they are rather restless and not at all introspective, so they may be unaware of their own shortcomings. They find it hard to be objective and may blame others for any mishaps. Quiet people with a preference for red may feel the need for the warmth, strength and life-giving qualities of the color, or they blanket their true feelings under a sober exterior. Red is usually chosen by people with open and uncomplicated natures, with a zest for life.

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Filipino Macaroni Chicken Salad

Filipino Macaroni Chicken Salad Who loves pasta and sweets? I love cakes and any sweets and yesterday i prepared the ingredients and things needed to make macaroni chicken salad . These are the ingredients, 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast , 2/3 cup elbow macaroni , 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained , 1 apple (cored and diced), 2 stalks celery (sliced), 1 carrot (diced),3 ozs raisins, 1 cup

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7 Superfoods to Help You Feel Like Spring is Here

7 Superfoods to Help You Feel Like Spring is Here Snow and cold winds have still been blowing on the east coast. Wintry weather regardless, it feels like it is time to start working in the garden and to think ahead to a crisp salad. March was the first month among the ancient Romans and appropriately so, as it is the time of year when the world seems to be “waking up” after winter. In honor of a time of new growth and new beginnings, here are seven spring superfoods that can help you celebrate with a good blast of nutrients on your plate. 1) Artichokes I’ve always thought of artichokes as signs of spring. Growing up in northern California, we’d eat them as the season started. My favorite part was the artichoke heart, which you only discovered after working your way through the leaves and past the prickles. There are real benefits to eating them as artichokes contain some unusual compounds including cynarin, which stimulates the taste bud receptors; inulin, a prebiotic that promotes the growth of good-for-the-gut bacteria and antioxidants (more than any other fresh food, says the USDA), plus fiber, vitamin C and more.

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Interracial Couples Not Welcome in Kentucky Church

Interracial Couples Not Welcome in Kentucky Church Sometimes you have to wonder what century we are living in. Stella Harville, known as Suzie, grew up in Pike County, Kentucky, and attended the Gulnare Freewill Baptist church; her parents are long-time members and her father, Dean Harville, has served as church secretary and clerk. In June, Harville brought her fiancé, Ticha Chikuni — who was born in Zimbabwe and has lived in the US for 11 years — to the church and played the piano as he sang. Afterwards, the pastor, Melvin Thompson, told Dean Harville that his daughter and Chikuni could not sing at the church again. Then, this past Sunday, church members voted 9-6 not to condone interracial marriage. It was back in 1967 that the US Supreme Court declared anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional. 7

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Salt

7 Things You Might Not Know About Salt We’ve been reading a whole lot recently about the magic combination of salt, sugar and fat, and how the junk food industry has been sneakily using this combo to hook us on their products. But what do you know about just plain salt, on its own? 1. It’s Bad Luck To Spill Salt According to superstition, spilling salt can cause bad luck, an idea that seems to have  have originated with Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper.”  If you look closely, you can see that Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus, has knocked the salt cellar over with his elbow. Thanks to Judas, spilled salt is associated with treachery and lies. Oh, and by the way, if  you do spill salt, a pinch thrown over your left shoulder is supposed to blind the devil waiting there. 2.  Too Much Salt

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How to Find Ethical Easter Candy

How to Find Ethical Easter Candy I’ve written before about the problems with some mass-produced chocolate. Like any cash crop, it can be raised in an environmentally-sustainable way, or not. The farmers and countries that produce it can be fairly-compensated, or not. The raising of the crop might involve child labor or not. The chocolate can even be grown organically, or not, though I’ve always found that last designation to be problematic. Now it’s the sacred season of Peter Cottontail, the bipedal rabbit who died for commercialism and led the Hebrews out of the desert. And we celebrate this with sugar. It’s a long-standing human tradition. When we celebrate anything, and I mean anything, it means either sugar, sugar fermented into alcohol, or, more often, both. But how do we ensure our holiday candy isn’t making us happy at home, while making things worse somewhere else? I figure there are three obvious ways to do this: 1) Research and ethically source your candy: I mention a few in that earlier article, but the greatest Canadian, David Suzuki recommends Fair Trade (or Transfair) as well as Bird Friendly designations. VISION, the aid and global development NGO, also endorses Fair Trade, and that link provides a sizable list, so I suggest clicking on it. Although

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Nasi Goreng by Abdul Ali

Nasi Goreng Nasi goreng, literally meaning "fried rice" in Indonesian,

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Body

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Body Now that we’re into the Spring season, why not clean your body as well as your home? This is the perfect time of year to give your health a boost, and prepare for Summer. Here are 5 tips to help spring you into a higher level of health for Spring. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so try these tips for three weeks, and go longer if you can! 1.Add a Hot Water with Lemon Habit Start your day with hot water and lemon to help alkalize your body and cleanse toxins. This ancient beauty secret is a simple way to cleanse your body and add hydration. 2.Drop Toxic Body Products

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Is It Okay for Dogs to Die on Duty?

Is It Okay for Dogs to Die on Duty? We give good dog news along with the bad and the ugly, but it can be really upsetting to read a story like this one that ran last week in the New York Times. The story described the death of Ape, a dog trained to work for the FBI. The dog’s working career lasted a mere three weeks. The two-year-old Czech German Shepherd was shot in the chest by a gunman who was promptly killed by return fire from Ape’s team. Despite being rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital in an armored vehicle, Ape died shortly after arrival. Ape had been on active duty for the FBI for a little over two weeks. “Ape was doing what he was trained to do and made the ultimate sacrifice for his team,” the agency said in a statement. “His actions were heroic and prevented his teammates from being seriously wounded or killed.” Ape was buried on Monday the agency’s headquarters in Quantico, Va.; his name will be added to a memorial wall dedicated to dogs killed in the line of duty. More from Dogster Magazine: Penn Vet Working Dog Center: Where Detection Dogs Train

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The Fruit Of Life

The Fruit Of Life When I was a child, we smashed ripen avocado into mush, add crushed ice, and condensed milk to make a sweet treat that no one can refused a taste. We never think about it health benefits or anything else but just how good the concoction was. Avocado is mostly used in making smoothie in my part of the world; thus limited the uses of avocado, which packs a bunch of other goodness, such as:

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4 Meditation Myths, Busted

4 Meditation Myths, Busted Have you been wanting to get into meditation but found the whole thing a little bit intimidating? You’re not alone! Here are a few things I’ve learned as I faced my fears and dipped my toes into the meditation pool. Remember that free meditation tool I shared here a while back? After making my way through the free portions of Andy Puddicombe’s program, I decided to invest in the paid service, too. You know, for research purposes. The free meditations are a set of ten guided ten-minute meditations, and the paid service includes longer sessions that I’m excited to explore! I’m working on the series of 15 minute meditations now and loving it. Meditation is more than just relaxing. It’s actually physically beneficial. From your central nervous system to improving heart health and promoting better sleep, there are a ton of benefits to working meditation into your day. What’s so scary about meditation? Before I decided to jump in and try meditation, I had a few

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Joke of the Day by Abdul Ali

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The Healing Power of Water

Line in the Sand becomes a Cage When I first thought about starting the future looked like a beach, exciting yet soothing, places to go, people to see, things to accomplish. There was a lot of happiness, thoughts and dreams of where to go and what to do. It was new, clean and wonderful.  Then

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The Healing Power of Water by Abdul Ali

    The Healing Power of Water   Would you believe that drinking water is one of the most healing things you can do for your body?  It’s true—as long as it is pure, filtered, alkaline water. Yet most water is acidic. Water that measures less than 7 on the pH scale is acidic; water that’s higher than 7 is alkaline.  To support life, water needs to be on the alkaline side of the spectrum, much like our bodies. Drinking pure, alkaline water is critical to great health.  I believe that most of the diseases plaguing people in the Western world could not occur in a pH-balanced body.  Based on research for my book, The Ultimate pH Solution here are some of the disorders that may be linked to excess acidity*: Allergies Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)

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7 Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life

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7 Ways Meditation Can Transform Yo... by Abdul Ali

7 Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life We were teaching a workshop in Southwest England when Ed asked the group: “If you like to suffer then raise your hand.” No one raised a hand. So why do we create suffering for both ourselves and others? Seems like we love to suffer as all the ways out of suffering are staring us in the face. If not, then why do more people drink alcohol than meditate, or why do more people eat fast food than get exercise? Smoking cigarettes is a major cause of death in the U.S., as is sugar consumption leading to obesity, so why do we love everything that is bad for us and keep away from things that do us good? Presumably it’s because we really don’t like ourselves too much and live in such a way that our own needs take second place. Or we believe we’re invulnerable and will go on forever: “Things like that don’t happen to me!” But once a cycle of self-denigration gets started it takes a huge amount of determination and motive to make real changes. For the mind is a perfect servant as it will do whatever it’s told, but it’s a terrible master as it fails to help us help ourselves. Which can be even harder when our mind is like a deranged monkey, leaping from one thought or drama to the next, never allowing us time to be quiet, peaceful and still. Meditation can make a huge difference to this, which may sound farfetched but it’s a direct way to cut through the chaotic monkey mind that’s constantly making excuses and supporting our resistance. Yet so many people pay it so little attention. Drinking alcohol can kill and meditation can save, yet there are far more people who drink. It is fascinating to note how the Buddha recognized suffering and it’s role in our lives all of 2,600 years ago. His basic teachings are the Four Nobel Truths: 1) life is suffering; 2) the reason for that suffering is because of our desire for things to be different to how they are; 3) the way to become free of suffering, which includes meditation; 4) the ultimate state of freedom from suffering. You can experience the power of meditation for yourself at our Be The Change Meditate e-Conference. Join 30 brilliant and inspiring meditation experts on a magical mystery journey that will

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20 Surprising Uses for Wax Paper

20 Surprising Uses for Wax Paper Wax paper is a kitchen standby for its ingenious ability to keep foods from sticking. This application can be used on so much more than your freshly baked batch of cookies, though. From speeding up snow shoveling time to getting a zipper unstuck, click through to check out some creative ways to use wax paper. Have a tip of your own? Tell us about it in the comments 1. Clean a Can Opener. Run some wax paper through the gears of the can opener — it’ll loosen up any debris and help the gears run more smoothly. 2. Keep Wooden Salad Bowls in Great Shape. After washing and drying wooden salad bowls, real them up by rubbing the wood with wax paper. 3. Easily Clean up the Tops of Cabinets and the Fridge. Line these out-of-sight and hard to reach areas with wax paper. Instead of dusting and scrubbing up there, just replace the wax paper once a month. 4. Keep a Wooden Cutting Board Clean. If you are a meat eater, line a wooden cutting board with wax paper before placing raw meat on it. The wax paper will prevent juices from seeping into the board. 5. Protect the Fridge. Line the drawers with wax paper to catch any

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Cat and Soldier Rescue Each Other in Afghanistan

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Cat and Soldier Rescue Each Other ... by Abdul Ali

Cat and Soldier Rescue Each Other in Afghanistan In war-torn Afghanistan, an injured bengal-stripped cat found a friend just in time. Sgt. Jesse Knott saw the kitty limping around the

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9 Reasons to Love Mutts

9 Reasons to Love Mutts The largest percentage of dogs euthanized in shelters is medium to large mixed-breed dogs – a ridiculous statistic, since we all know that mutts are awesome! Here are the top nine reasons why mixed-breed dogs rule. They’re unique The standard for breeding purebreds calls for breeding puppies whose appearance and temperament are of exactly the same quality every time. A mixed-breed dog is awesome because without these standards, the dog is more unique. Plus, when visiting a shelter to adopt a mutt, the selection of choices is more varied and unique than you’d find at a breeder. They’re more flexible Mixed breeds tend to be more flexible and more middle-of-the-road because they are not as strongly programmed as purebreds. Mixed-breeds are thought to adjust more easily to a variety of households and living conditions, whereas purebreds tend to be bred with a specific skill set in mind, such as herding or hunting.

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8 Health Benefits and Drawbacks of Coffee

8 Health Benefits and Drawbacks of Coffee Coffee is the cattle prod of beverages. The very aroma is enough to coax most people out of bed in the morning, and millions of Americans rely on java’s jolt to ramp up their energy and propel them through the workday. Collectively, we drink an astounding 350 million cups of coffee a day in this country. Coffee presents a conundrum for the body, however. On one hand, the brew brims with free-radical-fighting antioxidants, which helps explain its protective, anti-inflammatory effect against everything from type 2 diabetes to heart disease. Caffeine itself, which is a nervous-system stimulant, leads to sharper focus and enhanced concentration, and it can brighten a bad mood. “For some individuals, caffeine is something of a miracle drug,” says Daniel Evatt, PhD, a researcher in the department of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. “These individuals report several benefits with minimal negative effects. However, other caffeine users can develop a bad relationship with it, consisting of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and other problems, such as sleep difficulties and anxiety.” That’s the catch. Coffee came by the nickname “jitter juice” honestly. Ingest too much caffeine and a pleasant buzz can nosedive into restlessness, nervousness, insomnia and even muscle twitching. The effect is so reliable, says Laura Juliano, PhD, a caffeine researcher at American University in Washington, D.C., that researchers who study anxiety use caffeinated coffee to incite feelings of anxiousness in study participants. But not everyone responds the same. A small cup of coffee leaves some people feeling twitchy while others can down a pot without batting an eye. Body weight, age, gender and even genetics may factor in to how the body metabolizes caffeine, says Evatt. Which is why coffee’s vice-and-virtue story is comparable with red wine and chocolate — satisfying substances that are healthy and that attract enthusiasts, but require sensible consumption. Antioxidant Elixir Coffee is the single greatest source of antioxidants in the American diet. Ounce-for-ounce, other foods, such as blueberries, pecans and even cinnamon, pack more antioxidants than coffee, but they aren’t nearly as popular. On average, coffee drinkers down 3.4 cups a day, gleaning 40 percent of their daily antioxidants from the brew. (In comparison, fruits and vegetables account for just 23 percent.) The number is high partly because people drink so much coffee, but it’s also because the beverage is brimming with polyphenols, a type of antioxidant found in many vegetables and berries. Polyphenols confer some serious health benefits. In particular, they destroy free radicals, which are rogue molecules that create inflammation. Unchecked inflammation underlies many chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The more antioxidants in the diet, the less inflammation in the body, says John Hibbs, ND, a senior clinician at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash. “A cell that can control intracellular inflammatory processes is going to survive better under the duress of daily living.” (For people who prefer “unleaded” java, the good news is that decaf coffee has just as many antioxidants as the “leaded” version.) Deter Diabetes New data reveals that one of coffee’s unexpected benefits may be helping to prevent type 2 diabetes, a disease predicted to affect one in three Americans by 2050, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rob van Dam, PhD, a nutritionist at the Harvard School of Public Health, led one of the largest research projects to date — a meta-analysis of nine cohort studies with nearly 200,000 participants — and found that subjects who drank six or more cups of coffee a day lowered their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 35 percent. Granted, that’s a lot of coffee, potentially enough to trigger negative side effects in some. But those who drank between four and six cups daily still had a 28 percent risk reduction, and other studies have shown a significant benefit with just one cup a day. “The important point is that when all the evidence is weighed, the benefit isn’t restricted to those who drink the most,” van Dam says. It’s worth noting that caffeine is not the magic ingredient here, since decaf drinkers enjoy the same diabetes-thwarting benefit. At this point, the mechanism of that benefit isn’t clear. Some think a substance in coffee called chlorogenic acid slows the release of glucose into the bloodstream. Others hypothesize

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TIPS TO DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AS A SUCCESSFUL BLOG W

Create Magnetic Power Blogging Posts Everybody try to make his or her successful blog. For a successful blog you need good traffic that interacts with you and with others. You need to keep in touch every time with your readers.   If you got an excellent amount of traffic

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Most Amazing Humans in the World by Abdul Ali

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Fun DIY Bird Feeder Ideas

Fun DIY Bird Feeder Ideas With spring officially here, it’s time to start crafting fun bird feeders to attract helpful birds to your yard. Some birds help to pollinate flowering and fruit-bearing plants, and some birds eat annoying pests. Birds are so important to a backyard ecosystem! Fortunately, building a bird feeder doesn’t take a lot of money or much skill. Of course, you could go big by buying a fancy bird house from a custom carpenter. However, if you simply want to attract birds to your backyard, a DIY bird feeder made from recycled materials will work just fine. Plate

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Beavers Suffer Severe Burns After Helping to Stop

Beavers Suffer Severe Burns After Helping to Stop Oil Spill Six beavers at Utah’s Willard Bay State Park are being called superheroes after helping to contain an oil leak from pouring into the bay and marsh land. Sadly, three of the beavers were severely burned while the family built a dam that blocked a large portion of the spill. The 27,000 gallons of crude diesel oil leaked from a split in a Chevron pipeline last week. It’s the third leak for the pipeline, that runs from Salt Lake City to Spokane, WA, has experienced in the past three years.

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DEVELOPING THE INTERNET: A GENERATION OF OPENNESS

  DEVELOPING THE INTERNET: A GENERATION OF OPENNESS     Why has the Internet been so successful? The key, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf explained to an audience of more than 200 at his recentVerisign Labs Distinguished Speaker Series lecture, is its openness. "The openness of the net has allowed so many other people to contribute that it's sort of like creating a giant tidal wave," Cerf stated.  "We've been surfing (no pun intended) on that tidal wave for 30 to 40 years." The tidal wave started when Vint and Bob Kahn invented

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Lok ‘n Store That Shoe

Lok ‘n Store That Shoe It is the end of the season and I have yet to transport my latest shoe design collection for London Fashion week. This prestigious event allows only a chosen

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Love and Romance..

Privacy: Why its Important in Relationships Privacy is a word that we all hear a lot, but nobody really pays much mind to. By definition, privacy is the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one’s private life or affairs. That is the general definition, but privacy really means something else entirely when you are talking about your personal privacy in a relationship. You and your partner should talk about what things you both feel are private to you, and you should set boundaries. Some people get very bothered by anybody looking at their text messages, or when somebody, even their partner, reads over their shoulder. This doesn’t mean that your lover is hiding anything from you, it’s really just them showing you that they are an individual with thoughts, feelings, and along with that goes their right to personal privacy. Two things that often go hand in hand with privacy are trust and honesty. You and your significant other should be completely

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Amazing....

The World's Biggest Snakes Everyone loves a good snake story. If it's not a kangaroo being pulled up a cliff by a python or a two headed albino snake being discovered, it's a crocodile vs python battle in the Everglades that's being told. So it's with no surprise that the biggest snakes are the most popular of all the snakes. It's probably because they seem the most dangerous - and let's face it, these giant snakes are dangerous because they could eat you all in one go!

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Urdu Blog.

مضر اثرات سے محفوظ کینسر کا نیاطریقہ ِعلاج دریافت کر لیا گیا

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Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

5 Ways to Make Delicious Potato Salad The first way Ingredients: 3 boiled potatoes 5 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon salt Lemon juice 1/2 tsp white pepper to taste Method: Peel potatoes Placed in a blender with chopped garlic, lemon, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix well It then provides The second method Ingredients: Half a kilo of potatoes. A quarter cup of lemon juice. Pinch of salt. Half a bunch of coriander fresh Zvh. 4 cloves garlic,

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How Does Traffic Affect Our Health?

    How Does Traffic Affect Our Health?   Like many of you, I dislike driving in heavy traffic. But unlike many of you, I usually don’t have to. I live and work in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and my job is just steps from my home. Driving in the mountains can be challenging, but that’s mostly because of twists and turns in the roads, not traffic.  For occasional business meetings and appointments, I venture down into Silicon Valley and even into San Francisco. As I crawl through town after congested town, or sit bumper-to-bumper on traffic-jammed highways, I’m always struck with how lucky I am that I don’t have to deal with this daily grind. I’m also filled with compassion for all of you who do. Fortunately, there are tools that can help make your morning and evening commutes considerably easier – on your mental, emotional and physical health. The Tolls of Traffic On a recent weekday morning, a list of travel advisories for metropolitan areas around the country popped up on my kitchen television. Washington, D.C.: Expect delays. Allow 3 hours. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana: Expect delays. Allow 2.5 hours. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington: Expect delays. Allow 2 hours. With light traffic, the typical commute in most urban areas would take about a half-hour. But, as you well know, light traffic happens mostly in the dead of night, not during the morning rush hour. In 2011, we Americans whiled away 5.5 billion hours of our time, burned through 2.9 billion gallons of fuel, and shelled out $121 billion of our hard-earned money driving in stop-and-go traffic on our nation’s highways. These stunning figures appear in the 2012 Urban Mobility Report of the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. Today the high dollar cost of traffic congestion can be quantified, thanks to GPS-enabled vehicles that collect data nationwide. But what about the mental, emotional and physical tolls on all of us who collectively spend those 5.5 billion extra hours a year behind the wheel?  Although quantitative data on the costs to our health and

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What is Love? by Abdul Ali

You Can’t Love Anybody Until You Love Yourself One of the most difficult lessons to learn about love and relationships is that you can not love anybody until you know how to love yourself. Many people look for self validation when they are in relationships. Many people are very insecure and that causes them to unconsciously  look to the person that they are in a relationship with for reassurance that they are good enough, pretty enough, or worth enough. Whenever this is present in relationships, it generally always leads to disaster. Relationships such as these do not normally last very long because one person is trying to be completely reliant on the other, and that is just not what relationships are. People who have low self worth tend to be very clingy to their partner. A lot of the time, the person with low self esteem is so self loathing

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COMPLETE SOCCER COACHING PASSING PRACTICE

COMPLETE SOCCER COACHING PASSING PRACTICE Warm Up 5 - 10 minutes. Activity level - Mild. Space: General. 1 - 2 Players per group.  Numbers Passing The Game Players pass the ball to the player with the number one higher than their own. (eg. 5 passes to 6, 11 to 1). Ball travels through the entire team. First, allow unlimited touches, then two touches, not allowing the ball to stop, then one touch. Try playing with left foot only, outside of foot only, without talking. Coaching Points Eye contact. Good passing technique. Angles of support. Proper weight of passes. Keep body open to the field of play  Pass and Defend The Game Groups of three, one ball per group. Player A rolls the ball (receiving ground balls) or tosses the ball (receiving air balls) to either player B or player C. In this example, player C must control the ball and get a completed pass to player B. While this is occurring, player A immediately challenges player C and tries to win the ball back. After successful pass, player C would then pick up the ball and repeat the activity as the defender. The defender is awarded a point for winning the ball back and gets to throw again. Coaching Points Encourage defender to pressure quickly after the toss. Defender needs to work hard at closing down the space while the ball is in flight. Receiving player's first touch should be away from the pressuring defender. Player receiving the pass should move to create a clear passing lane. Do not allow the receiving player to one touch the incoming toss. This is a receiving drill, as well as a drill that serves as a good warm-up for practices dealing with defenders. Small Game 20 - 25 Minutes. Activity level: Medium progression to high. Space: Defined space "smaller". 3 - 5 players per group.  Numbers Up Keep Away The Game

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Love for all by Abdul Ali

Completely Neutral Scent Created If only there were "white smell" machines that could drown out offensive smells in similar fashion. That may not be too far of a stretch imagination, thanks to a team of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. By combining aroma molecules from across the scent spectrum, researches created a smell called "olfactory white," an odor neither pleasant or foul smelling that could be used to cover up more prominent smells.

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A Child Remembers His Past Life

A Child Remembers His Past Life At first I don't believe in past lives or reincarnation but after watching a video about a little boy who remembered his past life, I began to think twice. A little boy about 5 years old still seems to remember his past life in an island called Bara. He can even picture out what her past mother looked liked, what the island looked like, what he usually see web he looked at the window, he remembered he had a dog and they live in a White House full of children. His stories were always constant and he always says this to his mother and relatives.

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Kim Dotcom Ventures Into Musical Career

Kim Dotcom Ventures Into Musical Career The eccentric nerd and internet millionaire Kim Dotcom has new

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Women Less Charitable Than Men?

How to Guess Birth Date I remember when I was in college and I had a crush with this very cute girl. She is quite snob maybe because she's pretty. I approach her in friendly manner and ask her name; however, she's always on a rush. Certainly due to persistence, I have given the chance to talk to her. She said, we'll gonna be friends if I could have something which will amazed her. Thinking of something excitedly makes my heart beating fast. There's an equation comes to my mind that will eventually make her amazed. I said "Ok then". I don't know so much about you but do you know that I could guess your birthday? She said "I think you already research my birthday that's why you know. I said "come on give me a try,

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First day of Bed Rest

First day of Bed Rest Things yesterday was quick enough for me to believe it actually happened.. I was doing well, went out and went home with a smile. Not until to find out I have blood spotting.Without feeling anything aside from spotting, I rushed to the hospital to see my OB-Gyn's reliever. Thank God baby is alright and showing off when the OB checked the heartbeat, kept moving... I know i'll be put in a bed rest and that is something I don't do I mean I can be lazy

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Microsoft Returned 'Start' Button,But its Not Like

Microsoft Returned 'Start' Button,But its Not Like it Was Microsoft confirmed that the Windows 8 Start button back, which was one of the biggest complaints of users on the new operating system. Start is usually accompanied Windows from Windows 95, but even now returns will have different functions than before.

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Letting Nature Heal

Letting Nature Heal There are few things in life that have as much benefit on your mental and physical well being like being outside. Fresh air, sunlight, trees and birds singing not only feed and nurture the soul but feel and nurture

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Successful People vs Unsuccessful People

100 Tips to Improve Your Life Collaborations between organizations with different backgrounds often result in great realizations. To kick off LifeRemix, our group of bloggers collected a list of our 100 best “tips to improve your life.” Leo Babauta, author of Zen Habits and member of LifeRemix, compiled the list.While not specific to creative professionals, the list includes tips that are likely to boost overall effectiveness and the impact we are able to make with our ideas. For this reason, we re-post the list and encourage you to browse… Find Inner Serenity by Making it Easier to Find Your Keys. For most people, getting control of clutter brings a greater sense of calm and decreased frustration. Surround Yourself With Progress. When you complete a list of action steps, your instinct might be to throw the list away. After all, the work is completed! However, some creative professional teams take a different approach; they relish their progress. Some go so far as surrounding themselves with it. Empty Your Inbox in 30 Seconds. Is your inbox filled with thousands and thousands of unread messages? Before you give up hope, there’s an instant way to clear your inbox of old emails in less than 30 seconds. Instantly Build Self Confidence. These tips will get you riding high in no time. Reduce Your Trash To Almost Zero. Follow the No Impact Man experiment to reduce our trash as close as we can to zero. Feel like a million bucks for cheap. Feel healthier and more energized right away without spending a fortune. End Laundry Chaos. More than 20 tips to help you keep your laundry chaos to a minimum. Learn the Secrets of the Super-Organized. A few simple habits keep clutter and chaos at bay. Check Email Once a Day … or Once a Week. Simple tips that will reduce interruption and increase your productivity. Become an Early Riser. 10 benefits of rising early, and some practical tips on how to do it. Learn Lessons from Google About Self-Image. How you think of yourself greatly affects how successful you can be. Google has got self-image down to a science. Make a Good First Impression. Research shows that people decide what kind of relationship they want with you in the first ten minutes of a meeting, so making a good first impression really matters. Know the Hype Behind Bottled Water. Have you ever stopped to think about just how incredibly odd it is to buy bottled water? Leave Work at Work. Want more time for your family or personal life? Here’s how not to think about your job 24/7. Create a Landing Strip to Become Organized. We come from work exhausted, often carrying our work bags, groceries, and the mail. A landing strip will help you avoid disorganization from the time you get home. Understand Time to Increase Return on Investment. Time is your most valuable resource. Understanding these ideas will help you make optimal decisions. Give Your RÈsumÈ a Face Lift. Even if you can’t hire a fancy designer and are stuck with Microsoft Word, a few tweaks can turn your blasÈ rÈsumÈ into an elegant and functional showpiece. Boost Your Energy Level. Feeling energetic is a key to happiness and to self-esteem, so take steps to keep your energy high. Actually Execute Your To-Do List. Many productivity systems will tell you how to organize your tasks, but what happens if you don’t feel like doing them? Keep Your Desk Clean and Tidy. Do you spend waste more and more time looking for lost items instead of being the brilliant creative person that you are? Here’s how to get your desk clean, clutter-free, and keep it that way for good. Learn the Truth About Baby Carrots. Baby carrots not really young carrots! They are also less nutritious and less flavorful than regular carrots. Try Quick and (Almost) Painless Ways to Kill Distractions. Are you spending more time dealing with emails, IMs, phone calls, and random stray files than actually working? Here are ten actions you can do right now to kill distractions and get back to work. Reduce Your Carbon Emissions. The most important lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your carbon emissions are listed here. Put the Action Method Into Practice. After a couple years of studying how creative people stay organized, we developed a simple and easily customized method for managing projects. A good portion of 2006 was spent putting the Action Method into practice. Gently End Procrastination. Need an easy way to remind you when you should be working and when you should be playing? Try using teaming up Flextime with Growl. Here’s how. Get the Most Out of Your RSS Reader. Seven simple tips for getting your feeds under control. Use Catchphrases to Change the Way You Think. By keeping certain ideas active and accessible through review and repetition ñ whether itís ìSay yes,î ìFake it ëtill you feel it,î or ìPeople succeed in groupsî ñ you can shape the way you think. Photograph Your Mementos to Free Up Clutter. Taking digital photos of your mementos can get rid of clutter, free-up storage space, and provide you with a simple way to walk down memory lane.

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Chicken Tamale Pie Recipe

Chicken Tamale Pie Recipe Tamale Pie is an easy to make casserole that’s perfect for feeding a hungry family. Normally its made with ground beef but in this recipe I am using chicken for a very flavorful Chicken Tamale Pie Just serve it with a salad and it’s the perfect meal. Below is my recipe for a delicious and somewhat spicy chicken tamale pie. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts 4 boneless and skinless chicken thighs Salt and pepper 1 cup of diced onion 1 large green bell pepper, diced 2 garlic clove, minced 1 large can (15 oz.) of tomato sauce 1 (28 oz.) can of diced tomatoes 1 (16 oz) can of whole

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Shortest People on Earth

Shortest People on Earth 27-inch tall college student Bridgette Jordan, 22, and her younger brother Brad, 38 inches tall were named the shortest living siblings in the world by the record-keeping Guinness World Records. Bridgette loves dancing and cheerleading, and was the world's shortest woman for a time.

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His Heart’s desire

His Heart’s desire Helen simply couldn’t move, as the greedy flames hungrily licked at her large body. Her throat was too dry and constricted to utter a sound, and her terror clamped itself around her throat like a vice. This couldn’t be, she silently screamed, arms suddenly beginning to thrash. It was her hand smashing the light bulb, and the searing stab of broken glass slicing into her flesh that snapped her out of it. She’d fallen asleep, again, at the word processor, and her head was slumped heavily over the desk, full of the unspoken dread that plagued her life. Ever since fire had claimed her grandma, right before her six-year-old eyes, the dream had recurred, despite all counseling. Only little Ben, her friend, had understood. He’d always been around, afterwards, and she’d married him, in the end. That was before she knew about his demons. Demons that had turned her love for him to loathing. With a pained start, she came to, trembling in her soundproof study. It was here, where her writing helped her to escape, that she suffered privately. Pushing back the chair, forcefully, some minutes later, she headed for the door. She’d consigned her fears to the back of her mind again. As she washed her finger at the kitchen sink, a timid voice behind her asked “Are you alright, dear? There’s blood on the floor.” Helen’s lip curled as she replied. Smashed the lamp bulb by accident, and cut my finger. Are you ready yet?” His eyes were downcast, as she turned to face him. He knew she’d be angry, but he blurted out. You really don’t need me there, Helen, and you know how I feel.” Her raised voice cut through him like a knife.

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Universe,

Incredibly Ancient Planets discovered When astronomers announced the finding of two staggeringly old planets that orbit a star thought to be 12.5billion years old, lovers of science fiction began to speculate that this discovery, defying long perceived wisdom that earliest stars in the Universe should not have satellite planets. At that stage in the formation of the primeval universe, the creation of heavier elements - those beyond hydrogen and helium - within the first stars fusion furnace cores was only just beginning. That at least was how it was believed to have been, meaning that very little, if indeed any material would have existed for the formation of planetary bodies. It was this view of early universe development had effectively ruled out supposedly ancient globular star clusters as potential homes for extra-terrestrial civilizations even older than the earth itself. Not that the star in question is actually part of an existing globular cluster, being within our own Milky Way galaxy, but it most assuredly is of ancient vintage..

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Easy Tips to Learn Math

Beat the Exam Fever - Try These Easy Tips With exams being round the corner, it seems everyone, right from kids and mothers to teachers and schools are undergoing a constant pressure and stress. Competition and peer pressure can take out the best, or the worst in your child, depending on how well your kid handles it. Beat the Exam Fever - Try These Easy Tips An increasing number of suicides in our country, during the pre and post exam period have created a good public awareness which is a good first step towards making a better generation. To help your kids manage the exam stress better, here are a few tips, which should be followed religiously.  Prepare a time-table: A well-planned day makes for better performance, be it school-going kids, or adults at their workplaces. Dividing the hours of your day and allotting them to specific

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This Day in History, July 17th

This Day in History, July 17th Today is July 17, 2013. Make your day a good one! Here are some of the events that happened on this day in history:  1917: The British royal family changed the name of the royal house to “The

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Health Information..

5 Ways to Be Happier Today These cold, grey winter days can send even the most positive people into a downward funk. Now that winter is truly upon us, what can you do to keep your spirits up? Here are five ways to be happier TODAY: 1. Start a gratitude list or journal. Concentrating on what you are thankful for in your life is a sure-fire way to feel better about yourself and improve your attitude. A few lines written in a journal is sufficient -- I like to simply jot down something I am grateful for each day on my calendar. Don't have pen and paper handy? That's okay, you can also think about what you are grateful for -- or even state it out loud. Once you get on a roll with this, it's amazing how quickly you can turn complaints into gratefulness. 2. Do something you love. Take a few

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Tips to Keep the Burglars Away

Tips to Keep the Burglars Away We’ve been talking about installing a security system but haven’t made a decision. Security is important since we live in the woods but an alarm system might not be necessary. We've proactively taken security measures, some of which you might also have in place. Some are pretty obvious and some you might not know about. Best burglar deterrent: There’s a gadget called “Fake TV” that flickers the same way the TV does and has a built in timer. Close your shades and blinds and nobody can tell if you’re really watching TV or not.  If you are home alone or concerned about intruders, take your car remote control

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FanBox Photography

Photography Tips & Tricks Tips & Tricks for Outdoor Photography Outdoor photography can be tricky, especially when trying to capture a great shot of a person and the environment they are in. The majority of my professional photo work is portraits of people that are taken outdoors. The two main elements that I need to get right before anything else are exposing my photos correctly and composing them in a way that the viewer sees my subject and their surrounding in the best light possible. So here are a few tips and tricks to make sure your outdoor shots the best that they can be. Find a neutral tone to focus on. Just like a DSLR camera, your phone’s camera is going to decide how to best expose a photo based on the light metering it reads just before you press the shutter button. In this sweep panorama photo I took with my HTC One in Austin, Texas, I tapped the screen to focus on the gray road on the bridge and the camera balanced the exposure between the highlights in the sky and the shadows in the trees and the river. Had I focused on the sky, the clouds would

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Space Pictures..

Tracks of passing planes cut across the sky above Rattlesnake Lake near Seattle, Washington, while a stellar pinwheel whirls around the North Star. Taken on August 7, this four and a half hour-long time exposure portrait captures the rotation of the Earth around its axis, creating a spectacular star trails effect.

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Interesting Articles.

Dried fruit is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally, through sun drying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators. Dried fruit has a long tradition of use dating

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Dental Care.

Teeth Implants Benefits and Care A missing tooth has to be replaced to continue doing your routine activities and leading a healthy life once again. Your dentist might suggest having teeth implants as a replacement option for your missing teeth. Obtaining a good amount of knowledge about the benefits related to implants will surely help you feel more comfortable moving forward with the procedure. Benefits of Teeth Implants in Arizona Natural Appearance: The implant procedure gives you implants that appear like your own natural teeth. Moreover, as the implants are inserted into the bone structure, this further prevents gum recession and bone loss which is generally linked with dentures and bridge devices. Thus, having undergone this procedure, you can have such natural looking teeth that no one will even think that you have replacement or “fake teeth.”

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Most Popular.

Greatest Artists Bo Diddley's music is enormous. It's deeply moving. It has the sultry, sexual power of Africa. There's all sorts of mystery in that sound. People listen to Bo Diddley recordings and think, "Oh, you can just go bonk-de-bonk-bonk, de-bonk-bonk, and you got a Bo Diddley beat." But it isn't that easy. He played really simple things but with incredible authority. I first heard him on a Rolling Stones album, on their cover of "Mona." It was such a great song; I looked at the credits and it said "Ellas McDaniel," and I thought, "Who the hell is that?" But when I wanted to get into songwriting, he was the key for me. I didn't have a lot of vocal range, and I didn't know a lot of chords on the guitar. So I was looking for a way to write, and there he was, writing very complete, very memorable songs without a lot of fuss. They weren't florid. He never bothered to change the chord, for one thing

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very lovely videos.

very lovely videos clips i hope you like it 

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Fanbox Tips & Tutorials

Fanbox Tips & Tutorials On this video I will orientate you through the

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My Health Tips.

Benefits of Eating Avocado Everyday Despite the fact that the fat content of avocados is high, they contain good fats, for example, monounsaturated fat. This sort of fat canreducethe threat of stroke or myocardial infarction with the degrees of low-density lipoprotein in blood. Surprisingly, eating avocados might actually help youloseweight. Astudy, published in theNutrition Journal, found that ingestion only half an avocado helped fat people feel full for longer after eating. Participants reported a 40% less want to eat more than a three hour

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Health News & Articles

What Exactly is in that Buttered Popcorn? Movies and buttered popcorn go together like hands and gloves. But, maybe they shouldn’t, particularly when that “buttered” portion of the popcorn is actually something that is more fittingly described as chemical soup. If you have ever wondered, “what exactly is in that butter-flavored popcorn topping?” keep reading, you’re in for a surprise. Buttered microwave popcorn (and the stuff sold in theatres as well) contains numerous food additives, including two seriously health-harming ones known as diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedion (PD). But, I’m guessing that Diacetyl and 2,3-Penanedion Coated Microwave Popcorn just wouldn’t fly off the grocery store shelves. Both of these synthetic chemicals have been found in studies to harm brain health and are even linked to Alzheimer’s disease and respiratory problems. In a study published

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Top 10 Blogging Tips

Top 10 Blogging Tips for Beginners I'm excited to finally get this post written! I frequently get emails asking for advice on starting a blog, and I always wish I had the time to respond with a really helpful answer, more than just a paragraph. Now I can direct readers to this post. There's obviously a lot more I can learn about blogging, but I definitely have a few thoughts I can share. One of these days I'll do a post about blogging beyond the basics. Until then... What is your blog about? Cooking? Parenting? Crafting? Government? Boogers? Whatever it is, make sure it's "you." Maintaining a blog is a lot of work, and if you don't love boogers enough to write about them several days a week -- until the end of time (or you quit) -- don't start. If you don't have the passion for your topic, you don't have much to offer your readers... and, they will soon be gone. I personally LOVE coming up with ideas and giving advice. I always have. It may sound weird to some, but that is "me." When I get a phone call from a friend in need of ideas or advice, I get a rush. Really. That's how much I like it. People ask me all the time if I ever worry that I'll run out of things to write about, or ideas to share on the blog, and I can easily say "no." I feel confident that I can spew out ideas for the rest of forever, assuming I'm never bound by duck tape and gagged with a smelly sock. That may be a big assumption. Clearly, a blog about ideas would suit me well. And it has. So, think about where your passion lies, and blog about it. One word of caution I have is to not get caught up in the linky party or giveaway trap in an effort to gain readers. I've seen

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WHAT IS ROMANCE FOR YOU?

WHAT IS ROMANCE FOR YOU? All people perceive the word “romance” in different ways. But of course this is a metaphorical notion. And probably this is just a special condition of your soul. However, scientists say that romance is a light trance, when all outer feelings damp down and inner euphoria overwhelms you. So how to describe this complicated phenomenon?

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The Meanings of Red Roses by Abdul Ali

  The Meanings of Red Roses. Words or pictures have never fully encompassed the sheer beauty and grandeur of the red rose. The red rose is undeniably the most beautiful among all the roses, full blooded and rich. The incredibly beautiful Cleopatra used the red rose to carpet her bedroom when she received Antony. All roses convey warmth, affection and love in varying degrees. But the red rose, being the queen of roses, is the most popular and beloved of all.  The most obvio

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Online Adventure Games For Mental Stimulation and

Online Adventure Games For Mental Stimulation and Learning for Kids Are you concerned that your child is spending far too much time playing video games for his or her own good? There are so many free online adventure games available that it is hardly surprising that kids cannot resist their attraction. It is certainly not practical to forbid your child from playing them. However, you shouldn't worry about your kids playing too many of these games. As a matter of fact, most adventure games offer a great deal of mental stimulation to people who play them. Also, you'll be glad to know that you can limit their drawbacks and increase the benefits of playing these games. Adventure games generally require the player to assume the role

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Girls Girls Girls by Abdul Ali

Girls Girls Girls Good evening everyone, today we want to start the weekend by sharing our new Famous Girls Girls Girls collection! I don’t have to explain the collection anymore, we hope you like it and don’t forget to show the artists some love! Have a great weekend!      

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5 Tips to Help Protect Your Network from a DDoS At

5 Tips to Help Protect Your Network from a DDoS Attack While distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are nothing new, in the last year, we have seen larger, stealthier, more targeted and more sophisticated attacks than ever before, elevating thegrowing need for DDoS protection for companies of all sizes that conduct business online or are highly dependent on their online brand and reputation. A denial-of-service (DoS) attack occurs when traffic is sent from one host to another computer with the intent of disrupting an online application or service. A DDoS attack occurs when multiple hosts (such as compromised PCs) are leveraged to carry out and amplify an attack. Attackers usually create the denial-of-service condition by either consuming server bandwidth or by impairing the server itself. Typical targets include Web servers,

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6 Recipes with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Homemade Baby Food It is simple, healthy and cost-efficient to make your baby’s food at home. Homemade baby food allows you to control the ingredients. Whether fruit or vegetables, homemade baby food is easy to make, store and reheat. You can even make tasty combinations of fruits or vegetables that will increase the vitamin and nutrition content of your baby’s food once the baby has tried the fruit or vegetable by itself. It is important that the first time a baby eats a food, it is not combined with another new food in order to watch for any allergies. If a baby ate two new foods mixed together and developed hives, the parent would not know which food was the cause. All one needs to prepare

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Want to Work Harder? Take a Break

  Want to Work Harder? Take a Break At Google, goofing off is the way to go. In fact, it’s encouraged. Engineers at the tech powerhouse’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters are told to spend 20 percent of their work hours — whether a couple of hours a day, or a full day a week — doing exactly what they please. They can sit and stare into space, take a nap, or wander the corporate campus and let their minds roam free. At first glance, this looks like a clever (though potentially costly) ploy to retain finicky employees. But Google’s 80/20 concept taps some of the most reliable research on employee productivity. Wide-ranging studies show that taking time out at work or at home to rest, daydream, be silly and pursue amusements of various kinds has physiological and psychological benefits that can bolster well-being, improve concentration, boost problem-solving capability and enhance creativity. Google’s approach has given rise to some amazing innovations. Gmail, Google News and Mars — an add-on map of the Red Planet’s terrain in Google Earth — are just three of the successful products employees have created during their “free” time. Software engineer Michael Weiss-Malik, who created Mars, says the time his employer allows him to just have fun with ideas is crucial to the creative process. “I got to stretch my wings and do something out of the ordinary that also happens to benefit the public’s understanding of science,” says Weiss-Malik. “And because these are ‘side projects’ that don’t always benefit initially from full-support resources, you’re forced to get creative and scrappy, which means you sometimes come up with solutions you wouldn’t have thought of before, but that in hindsight wind up being superior to what you probably would have done had it been a ‘real’ project.” Of course, most of us don’t work for companies quite as forward thinking (or as richly resourced) as Google. But it’s not just corporate policy that prevents us from taking breaks and goofing off. It’s our own mistaken notions about the best ways to wring the most from our busy days and our addled brains. For the most part, we think of off-task idleness and play as indulgences or distractions from what we “should” be doing. These apparently low-productivity pursuits can yield surprisingly pragmatic benefits, though, helping us become more effective thinkers, more productive workers, and healthier, happier, more resilient individuals. All of which means that pursuing random moments of “unproductive” time might be a lot more productive than you think. Making Space for Monkey Business Even for those of us who really enjoy what we do for a living, our jobs are first and foremost about getting work done — and done well. That’s why we often relegate what we see as less productive pursuits (say, staring out the window, sharing laughs with a coworker or showing around pictures of our kids in their Halloween costumes) to the back burner. Even at home, it seems we’re forever on a mission — to stay on top of the laundry, the kids’ extracurricular activities, the bills. It can keep a person running 24/7, making it feel nearly impossible to find time for purely enjoyable or relaxing engagements. “Lots of individuals have that sense of eternal responsibility. They feel bound to the demands of work and the pressure to pay for their mortgage, their car, their kids in college,” says Stuart Brown, MD, a psychiatrist in Carmel Valley, Calif., and coauthor of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Avery Trade, 2010). “The American way — starting with the dualism of good and bad in Judeo-Christian tradition, the survival demands of a frontier society, the grinding workload fostered by the industrial revolution — has not always prioritized the experience of playfulness. And that’s a huge loss.” It’s a loss, in part, because of the key ways in which downtime and self-renewing activities can help us upgrade our overall levels of happiness, creativity and mental clarity. It’s a loss, too, because when emphasis on productivity is unrelenting, we experience diminishing returns that truly diminish us: Accumulated stress spills over

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Build Your Own Potting Bench this Spring

  Build Your Own Potting Bench this Spring We are all itching for spring here at Networx HQ. We are gearing up for gardening and outdoor living projects, and we can’t wait to see yours. If you have an amazing gardening or home improvement project that you’d like to write about and see published, please send it to: editor at networx dot com. You might just get to see your name “in print”! Potting benches are an amazing convenience for gardeners. No more squatting or kneeling on the ground while potting plants; they provide a place to keep garden tools organized but handy. Potting benches can be built, of course, from new lumber. However, they are an excellent project of you have wood to upcycle. A funky, rambling, country look only adds to the charm of a potting bench.

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5 Ways to Alleviate Depression

  5 Ways to Alleviate Depression   It’s become that time of year when the days start to get shorter, and darkness sets in earlier. The beaches, once inhabited by people out swimming, surfing, and getting a tan; are now less populated. People are now wearing jackets or heavy coats, cozying up by fireplaces, drinking hot chocolate and egg nog, and in the mornings, trying to delay the inevitable act of leaving their warm beds. Not everyone adapts well to the change of seasons; especially the colder, darker seasons. In fact, it’s this time of year that we’re prone to experiencing bouts of depression. But not to worry, for minor cases of depression, there are some easy and helpful things you can do to kick the winter blues. (For more serious cases of depression, I do advise that you consult a natural health practitioner, or a health professional you trust.)

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How Do You Choose Your Wedding Dress?

Plant and Candle Holder Hello i just found an amazing new way to recycle your old stuff and make something cool and useful, some people will like it, some wont, but as i said before teach the kids how to recycle and who we

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Lingerie Company Launches Bras And Thongs For Men

  Lingerie Company Launches Bras And Thongs For Men For men who may often find it difficult to find just the right bra for them,

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The World’s Most Beautiful Greenhouse

The World’s Most Beautiful Greenhouse Babylonstoren hotel in South Africa comes close to paradise. It is one of those faraway places that gives you instant wanderlust. Its latest addition is an impressive greenhouse, where greens and plants live happily ever after. Babylonstoren, located in the Cape Winelands outside Franschhoek, recently added a 26-meter-long green steel conservatory

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What Is Life? by Abdul Ali

What Is Life? What is the Meaning of Life? "What is the Meaning of Life?" is a vital question that every human being should be pondering. One of the greatest advancements in civilized progress will be the recognition by the human race that life exists because of an intelligent cause and functions according to an immutable principle. There is a basic principle behind life. A great number of people fail to see any relationship to the cause and effect principle of life. They accept whatever happens as being divine will, fate, or merely circumstance. For example, should someone get sick, many people sincerely think it unfortunate, perhaps the expression of some disease, but they fail to think more deeply into the subject. What has caused that person to become sick? Could there be a further explanation than some errant germs? Why should sickness exist in life? Is it necessary? Is life not supposed to be the reflection of God the Principle, which is the essence of good and perfection? Then why are we here on earth suffering so much misfortune, unhappiness, sickness, warfare, starvation, etc.? What have we done or not done to permit such a discordant state to develop and to exist? Mankind must come to realize that life is the expression of laws or principles. If such laws are broken or ignored, then a penalty results. The penalty is suffering and, as a result, missing the joy of living a happy, harmonious

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6 Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality

6 Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality Just outside my window the ground is covered with a light dusting of fresh snow. Last check, the outdoor thermometer read a chilly two degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping the doors and windows tightly closed is a necessity as the winter months settle in. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) people spend 90 percent or more of their time indoors. Newer homes are designed to be well insulated and energy efficient, allowing for very few air exchanges between indoor and outdoor air. With the doors and windows of our homes tightly shut, another problem beings to brew inside: air pollution. We generally think of air pollution as an outdoor problem stemming from car exhaust, emissions and other toxins, however indoor air can be polluted too. Indoor air pollution

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15 Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Body Today

15 Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Body Today Every now and then I read or hear someone say that the body doesn’t need to detoxify.  This is an appalling statement since the body cannot live without effective and efficient detoxification, which needs to occur in the lungs, liver, skin, intestines, kidneys, lymphatic system, and other areas of the body every minute of every day. Our bodies are surprisingly good at detoxification but these processes can easily become overwhelmed due to the volume of toxins to which we’re exposed from our air, water, food, pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs, and many other sources. These detoxification processes also rely on many critical nutrients (you’ll discover which ones below) to function properly.  Fortunately, there are many easy things you can do to help your body eliminate harmful toxins.  Here are 15 easy ways to detoxify today based on my book,  1. Eat pectin-rich organic apples.  Pectin binds to toxins in the intestines to escort them out of the body.