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I as just reading one of my old magazines, Wired Mag August 2008 edition, i found that i skipped a page before. I haven't encountered anyone posting them, but i guess this list is pretty hilarious. I have Posted in my facebook once, that i am watching a certain movie again, except that it's not "The Notebook"...
Things Not To Say in a Facebook Status Update

1. ROCKIN'S FREEBIRD!
2. Rubbing cream on that thing that I noticed last weekend. Doesn't seem to be working.
3. Buying DC Universe Classics Wave 5 the Atom at Wal-Mart! Build-a-figure Metallo is complete!
4. Feeling trapped in this male body.
5. Jesus, I'm lonely.
6. D'oh! Accidentally trimmed my pickin' nail.
7. Watching The Notebook again.
8. Quick! does anyone know the age of consent in Kentucky?
9. Just came up with a new emoticon for sanguine [:<
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10. Thinking about maybe talking to someone
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The 10 Biggest and Deadliest Heart Myths
  • Myth #1—Heart disease and heart attacks are an inevitable part of aging. Truth #1—Your risk of a heart attack does NOT have to increase as you age. (In fact, keep reading and you'll learn how to completely eliminate it!)
  • Myth #2—Cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease and heart attacks. Truth #2—Most people who die of heart disease have low or normal cholesterol levels. Focus on cholesterol and you can easily overlook much more important risk factors.
  • Myth #3—Blood pressure drugs help you avoid heart problems and live longer. Truth #3—Blood pressure drugs usually don't help you live longer or lower your heart attack risk (unless you follow the advice in this Special Report).
  • Myth #4—Aggressive, "type A" behavior increases your risk of a heart attack. Truth #4—Being an aggressive, "type A" personality is perfectly harmless to your heart. But certain overlooked emotions do skyrocket your risk.
  • Myth #5—Low-fat, low cholesterol diets are good for you and your heart. Truth #5—Low-fat, lowcholesterol diets are even worse than useless (and so depressing). They can actually harm you. (We'll tell you how.)
  • Myth #6—Any exercise is always good for your heart. Truth #6—Strenuous exercise can actually increase your risk of heart disease by 10,000 percent.
  • Myth #7—There are two kinds of cholesterol: Good and bad. Truth #7—There's good, good cholesterol and bad, good cholesterol. Likewise, there's bad cholesterol and REALLY bad cholesterol. (Many die because they don't know this information.)
  • Myth #8—You should eat less salt. Truth #8—Only some people benefit from eating less salt. Eating too little salt can actually be harmful.
  • Myth #9—You should lose weight if you're "overweight." Truth #9—Likewise, only some people considered "overweight" really need to lose weight for their heart health. It depends on one factor.
  • Myth #10—There's no way to absolutely, positively avoid a heart attack. Truth #10—You can absolutely, positively eliminate any risk of a heart attack for yourself and those you love—thanks to the groundbreaking work of Dr. Mogadam that's revealed in the pages that follow.
  • In fact, what Dr. Mogadam has discovered is so revolutionary that this usually modest doctor now unequivocally claims: "Every heart attack is now preventable."




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Positive Ways to Deal with Negative People

Every time, i encounter pessimist, complainers and other negative people, it just draws my energy out of me. Sometimes, it just makes my day worse, or make me irritable too. It's better to stay with people who encourages u and uplifts our spirits in some way., but it is not easy to avoid negative people. Sometimes you just need to deal with them because of work, many others. These people could be your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and etc...

According to Jack Canfield, there are eight strategies to deal with negative people.
  • Concede the negative's person's point quickly and completely. Whatever he/she complains about, tell him that you agree, then take his argument even further. This leaves the complainer with nowhere to go on the subject, and it might shut him up or elicit an admission that the situation is not really that bad
  • Set conversational boundaries. Some people become negative only when certain topics are broached. Tell them that you do not wish to discuss these topics with them in the future, and ask them to agree that this is okay. (You may have to provide occasional reminders of this agreement in the future.) Do not tell them that their poor attitudes are the reason you want this restriction -- that might lead to arguments. Just say that you feel uncomfortable talking about these topics.
  • Share inspirational stories. Some negative people truly believe that success is impossible. Sharing stories about the victories of others might open them up to the possibility of success in their own lives. Use stories from your own experience, or find material in biographies, memoirs and articles about successful people
  • Turn complaining sessions into strategy sessions. Sometimes negativity can be transformed into a mandate for action. Tell the negative person that his complaints have merit -- so let's find a way to improve the situation. *Note: If the person complaining says that there is no point in making actions, since they will not be heard or nothing will change. Explain that things are not guaranteed to change, if they will just sit, and complain... If they take action, at least they have a chance. An example of this is on elections, if people would just vote for the right leaders, they will not complain if they made the right action... Example: A student complains endlessly about the school administration of not taking action of the problems in school. Encourage him to voice out his opinions or concerns by writing an editorial in the school paper, forming an organization that would check the admin, or etc..
  • Use humor. A joke can help lift the dark cloud that a negative person can bring down upon a room. Just make sure that your jokes are about yourself or the situation and never about the negative person. Making jokes at a negative person's expense will worsen his mood.
  • Separate the past from the future. Negative people often are negative because they have suffered past defeats. These people tend to shoot down ideas with statements such as "We tried that five years ago. It didn't work." Respond that while past experience is worth considering, it is not always a guarantee of what will happen in the future. The world has changed... the economy has changed... technology has changed... and the people involved have new skills. An idea that failed five years ago might succeed today. Try to explain to them that mistakes that they have made in the past, will not be made because they already know what to do. In this case, history does not repeat itself, if everyone would just be positive...
  • Press for solutions. Negative people are good at telling us why our ideas will not work, but they are very bad at telling us how to overcome these problems. Whenever a negative person mentions a perceived problem, immediately ask him (and anyone else present) to come up with three potential solutions. This encourages people to focus on a solution rather than the problem. Over time, this can become a new way of thinking for them.
  • Cross out the problems. When you are making plans, meetings, etc, ask each of them on what plan do they think will not work, so that you could help them focus on more meaningful, and positive ways to make a presentation or etc.. Tell them to focus on what they can accomplish..


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Down For Everyone or Just Me?

I just loved this website, since it is every useful in checking if the website is still existing or not, it will tell if i am the only one having problems with the site or not.. It's very useful since, i am following some forums and blogs that i liked very much, and when i can't access some of them... And it's very easy to use, just put the url of the site you want to access...

If a site is down, you will get this message: "It's not just you! (Site) looks down from here!.

If its up, you will get this... "It is just you. Site is up..

Here is the link to the site: http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com


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Before, I have trouble mediating, i am distracted by a lot of things like computer, television, loud voices, etc.. Sometimes, i cannot just keep still when something is troubling me, but when i read this article, my friend emailed to me, i followed the steps, and it help me mediate easily... The Article is entitled "Meditation for People Who Hate to Sit Still" by Judith Boice, NC..

Meditation for People Who Hate to Sit Still
Judith Boice, ND

Meditation is good us, it can relieve tension by shifting brain activity away from the stress-prone right frontal cortex and into the calmer left frontal cortex. But some people have trouble finding time to meditate -- or just can't seem to sit still.

Solution
: Combine exercise and meditation through rhythmic, repetitive motions, such as walking, swimming or rowing, so you simultaneously strengthen the body and soothe the mind.

Bonus
: "Meditation in motion" makes exercise easier, because while you do it, you won't be thinking about tired muscles or tasks that await after your workout. Begin with walking meditation..

Steps
  • Pick a spot. Find a secluded outdoor area where you won't feel self-conscious... or an empty hallway where you won't bump into furniture.
  • Begin walking. Start slowly, focusing on the rhythm of your heels striking the ground and your toes pushing off. Keep your eyes open for safety, but don't get distracted by the sights around you.
  • Recite a mantra. Choose or invent a rhythmic chant, such as "I am one with the world, I am filled with peace." Repeat it over and over, out loud or in your mind, melding its rhythm with the movement of your feet. I recommend not listening to music -- it may distract you from your mantra.
  • Try to stay focused. At first you may succeed for only a few minutes before thoughts of daily life intrude. Work your way up to a 30-minute session daily.
  • Meditate at the gym. Once you've mastered walking meditation, try the technique while using a treadmill or elliptical machine or while swimming laps.

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H1N1 Swine Flu Tracker using Google Maps


Besides from the updates from the news, and WHO, You can now track if there is H1N1 Virus in you area or any country you wish to know. You can track it by going here. The data on the map is compiled using from official sources such us WHo, news, user-contributions, is updated multiple times per day...
Originally, the swine flu tracker could be found here, but it was moved to Rhiza Labs, which contain the updates on what countries have known to have the disease, and the number of people who contracted the virus..
You could also check other statistics from here: http://theairdb.com/swine-flu/heatmap.html

Latest updates:
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Plagiarism Checker

I have been using Plagiarism Checker for a while now to make sure the projects and assignment i turn in school is genuine and , its very handy for me as student.. It's very easy to use too, since all you need to is copy and paste your project or easy into the text box and click on the check the paper button.. It will then checked whether its plagiarized or not.. This tool is also beneficial for teachers who want to check the papers of the students if its plagiarized or not. This tool will check if your document is similar to those that are found in the Internet. This tool is intended only to correct some in your documents that are plagiarized, it will not check all the sentences or paragraphs that you submit.. I still use it thought, because it helps me know what parts of my assignment is the same with those already presented in the net, so that i can rephrase it or use my own words..


Here is the link to the site:
http://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/
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Do you miss your old Polaroid cameras? or Do you miss seeing photos like this one? There aren't much Polaroid cameras on the market today, because digital cameras have taken over.. Some may still sell them, but the film used in polaroid cameras are a bit expensive sometime, or not widely sold at all..

But do'nt worry, because there is
Poladroid... Polardroid is a software that turns any regular picture on your computer into an old fashioned Polaroid picture. You just need to download the software, and install it your computer, and voila! Your set..And one thing is for sure, its free..

You can visit the homepage of the site here:
http://www.poladroid.net
Here is the download link
http://www.poladroid.net/download.html

I am so glad i found this software, its one of my favorite software right now.. I can now my put the polaroid images into my facebook and friendster account...

If you still want to have a Polaroid of your own, i saw a digital Polaroid camera being sold in some computer stores in our area, i am not sure how much it cost.. But the software is cool enough...


Enjoy!



~Diamond Kelsch~

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wePapers - Largest study group

I found a really cool site, while i was surfing yesterday. It's called wePapers, where you able to find papers / documents (thesis, books, articles, etc) on any subjects that you want to learn under some of this categories, such as science and engineering, social sciences, arts & humanities, computer sciences, education, and many more...Like the site has said wePapers is the easiest place for students to find academic papers, collaborate and create study groups and discuss with others also.. In wePapers you can also read what other people whave written such as their thesis, comments, and other materials....the materials in wePaper can expand our knowledge, and enlight others as well..

Here is the link of the website: http://www.wepapers.com


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I received this one from my Dad, he just like sharing alot of inspirational stories, wisdom and etc.... I was amazed by this one, its great and very truthful...


The Seed


A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, 'It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. 'The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued.. 'I am going to give each one
of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.'

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted
the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.

Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing..

By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot.. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.

Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back. 'My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,' said the CEO. 'Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!'

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, 'The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!'

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, 'Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!

His name is Jim!' Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.

'How could he be the new CEO?' the others said.

Then the CEO said, 'One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!'


Lessons Learned:

  • If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
  • If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
  • If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
  • If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
  • If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
  • If you plant hard work, you will reap success
  • If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
  • If you plant faith in GOD, you will reap a harvest


So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

'Whatever You Give To Life, Life Gives You Back'

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Coffee: The New 'Miracle' Health Drink

According to the latest research of Peter Martin, MD from Vanderbilt Universitym coffee is an extremely healthful drink. Recent studies have found that coffee...
  • Reduces risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • Helps the liver -- reducing risk for liver cancer (by up to 50%, in one study) and protecting against chronic liver disease, such as alcohol-related cirrhosis.
  • Reduces risk for Parkinson's disease by as much as half.
  • Is the number-one source of antioxidants in the American diet -- ahead of fruits, vegetables, tea, wine and chocolate.
  • Contains a high level of soluble dietary fiber, reducing risk for gallstones (by up to 25% in one study).
  • Contains elements that are known to help prevent colon cancer.
  • Reduces soreness in muscles after exercising.
  • Improves mental ability among seniors. In one study, people over age 65 who drank coffee 30 minutes before a memory test scored higher than those who did not.
How much to drink: Experts suggest two to four cups a day, but many say there is no need to worry about an upper limit. In general, if you can sleep at night, you are not drinking too much. If you enjoy coffee, drink it.
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I received this message from my friend years ago, i just want to share to you all since its very meaningful, and it would also be a nice message to send to your friends, family, loved ones. etc.


THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIFE:


Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on. are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live.
Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.
Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?
Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.
If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?
You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.
We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all exist very nicely in the same box.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Have an awesome day, and know that someone who thinks you're greathearted thought about you today!.. "And that person was me.".....
Please don't keep this message to yourself.....send it to those who mean so much to you.... "NOW"..
Working for God on earth does not pay much, but His Retirement plan is out of this world.
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The Switch
Scene 1
What somebody would do with expired credit cards.....

Friend goes to the local gym and places his belongings in the locker. After the workout and a shower, comes out, sees the locker open and thinks to himself "Funny..I thought I locked the locker...hmmm" dresses and just flips the wallet to make sure all is in check. Everything looks ok, all cards in place.

A few weeks later...his credit card bill comes...! A whopping bill of $14k! Calls up the credit card company and starts yelling at them saying that he did not make the transactions...customer care personnel verified that there is no mistake in the system and asks if his card had been stolen.

"No" he says...takes out wallet and pulls out card....and.....yup! you guessed it......a switch was made!! Another similar (same type Master/Visa from the same bank) expired card was placed in the wallet. The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.

Verdict? Credit card issuer says since he did not report the card missing earlier, he would have to still pay the amount owed to them.

How much does he have to pay for items he did not buy? $9k!

Why were there no calls to verify the amount swiped? Small amounts rarely trigger a 'warning bell' in some credit card companies. It just so happens that the small amounts amounted to big ones!

Scene 2
My dad at a local restaurant paid for his meal with his credit card. The bill came, he signed it and the waitress folds the receipt and passes the credit card along. Usually, he would just take it and place it in his wallet or pocket. Funny enough, he actually just took a look at the card and lo and behold...wrong expired card of another person. He called the waitress and she looked perplexed. She took it back, apologized and hurried back to the counter under the watchful eye of my dad.

All the waitress did whilst walking to the counter was, she waved the wrong expired card to the counter cashier and the counter cashier immediately looked down and took out the real card. No exchange of words...nothing.... She took it and came back to my dad with apologies.

Verdict: make sure the credit cards in your wallet are yours! Check the name on the card every time you sign for something and it is taken away for even a short period of time. I believe many of us would just take back our credit card without even looking at it, thinking that it has to be ours.

For your own sake, DEVELOP THE HABIT TO CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD, EACH TIME YOU TAKE IT BACK "BETTER SAFE THEN SORRY."
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Water V.S Coke


This is really an eye opener! We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before.

WATER


1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world population.)

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50%less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous China.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynold's Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would YOU like a glass of water or coke?
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I just watch Blood Car - Save Gas, Drive Bloodcar!..

It was shown last 2007, but i just got the chance to see it this year..The movie shows thecar is is fueled with human blood, because the rich people are only ones that could afford it(future). But looking back at our time now, oil / gas prices keep increasing, and more people will have a hard time to afford it (commodity as they say).. It affects everything, if its increases the cost of goods and services will increase too. Making people work harder more so that they can have the basic needs for their.. Who'
s to blame? the goverment? the people? the demand? Everything! Everything in the world is treated as a commodity.. Even the simple values / emotions that people have, like love, intelligence,....etc....Oil is an commodity, and or at least one of the basic needs of the people now.. its an addition to the basic needs such as clothes, food, air, water, house...etc..

For those who have not seen the movie yet, here is just a snippet on what you can find about it...

About the movie:
In the near future gas prices have reached astronomical highs nearing $40 a gallon. One man, Archie Andrews, an environmentalist elementary school teacher, is trying to discover an alternate fuel source. While experimenting with wheat grass, Archie accidentally stumbles upon a solution. That solution turns out to be blood. HUMAN BLOOD!
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