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Monday, 19 November 2012

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Are You Someone Who Wears a Tin Foil Hat?

Strange question eh? Or is it? You see folks there are many things in this world that we have grown up with or even, as in my case, grown old with that we have taken for granted as being "just how things are," you know, things that we have just accepted and never questioned because we've heard them repeated over and over and over again until they are completely embedded or hammered into both our conscious and sub-conscious minds. Often they can be things we would never even dream of questioning, they being those very things that are indoctrinated into us by our system of so called education. This will invariably include things our parents blindly taught us from the cradle and as little ones possibly chastise us for questioning - but are these things correct? If it turns out we have never questioned them how can we know for sure that they are correct? Could it be that not only our parents were misinformed, but our grandparents and great grandparents likewise were misinformed and also the victims of this same 'education'?
The other phenomena involved here is the unquestioning (zombified) mind set of the majorities of western populations. Those the freethinkers call the "sheople" or those who "live in the box" - many with the lid sealed down with sticky tape!! The mainstream media spews out information 24/7 and the deluded masses just suck it up like pigs at their troughs and without so much as once asking themselves: "I wonder if what I've just heard is true - I wonder if those news images I have just seen are for real - I wonder if another agenda is being served here?" Whatever way we cut this the trusting mind of conformists leaves much to be desired.
So what does it mean if you are mocked and derided as someone who wears a Tin Foil Hat? First of all take it as compliment, for it means you are mocked and derided because you think for yourself, you have a mind of your own and you question things and most likely you have made a stand. The majority of people have lost the ability and the courage to do this. It also means that you have realised, (as in my case) that for forty plus years you have gone down to the polling booth like a lemming and voted for people who have never done what they promised to do and even worse did the opposite of what they promised to do. Furthermore, they never did what I voted them into office to do. This means you come to the logical conclusion that democracy is a hoax or a con trick and you have been suckered and shafted all your life. If you dig a little deeper you learn that your government is not a government at all but, rather, a Board of Directors. The Prime Minister or President is therefore a CEO not a Prime Minister/President and what appears to be a nation is in fact a Corporation i.e. The US Inc (HQ or Registered Office in Puerto Rico, not Washington DC) and The UK Plc (HQ or Registered Office in The City of London, not Westminster or Whitehall).
So what do we learn from this? Easy, that we are voters, not electors, and we are just common stock holders within the corporation. So when we vote all we are doing is giving the board our vote of confidence to continue ripping us off with ever increasing taxes, fines and levies and the continuing diminishing of our freedom via legislation based upon the phoney war on terrorism.
We must understand that democracy is really tyranny or mob rule posing as a system of freedom. It's a tool of Marxism; hence we have these sinister warnings from the past:
"Democracy is indispensable to Socialism." - V. I. Lenin
"Socialism leads to Communism." - Karl Marx
"Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything" - Josef Stalin.
If we take the USA as an example they are supposed to be a Republic, not a Democracy and governed solely by a representative of that Republic from each state who gets elected into office. The Republic (the people) should and would finance them so that they are not dependent upon vested interest money or corporate lobbyist's money which would immediately corrupt them. The number of attorneys should be kept to a bare minimum, if any at all, so that a healthy cross section of all professions are represented in the House. Weapons manufacturers should be barred completely. I won't go on with this line of correction as I am sure you get the picture, but once we are rid of criminal political parties and all that goes with them the better off we'll all be. Political parties serve one purpose and one purpose only and that is to divide the people and make it easier for the powers that be to rule us.
So back to these Tin Foil Hats, where did they come from? Here are a few explanations or definitions from the Urban Dictionary:
1. "Propaganda designed to cover up a massive government conspiracy. Beginning in the late 1970's, the United States government tried to cover up its radio-wave thought-control program by circulating a false rumour that people could shield their minds from government intrusion by wearing a tinfoil hat. In truth, a tinfoil hat only improves reception and makes it easier for the government to read your mind. Speak truth to power!"
2. "Number one fashion accessory for unemployed conspiracy theorists around the world!"
3. "Derisive attempt on behalf of blind conformists to discredit and stigmatise those who dare to question authority."
4. "A hat made from kitchen aluminium foil or other pliable metallic substance, with the supposed purpose of shielding the wearer's brain from mind control/surveillance by various supernatural or conspirital organizations."
Now no doubt some of you will be mocking and scoffing at what I have written here, but that proves nothing other than you're probably too fearful to check out what I've said and do your own research. This, too, is an interesting phenomenon because it tends to be standard behaviour for all dumbed down conformists. They have this blanket zombified mind set of refusing to question anything and they refuse to study and research, reverting to mocking, name calling and Tin Foil Hat calling, which is both a display of infantilism and ignorance. In the old days when we had to go to a reference library and spend hours thumbing through dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books in order to gather information, today we have the internet and are truly without any excuses for not learning.
Having said that Yashua Anointed (the Lord Jesus Christ) did reveal a similar attitude in the people of his day:
Matt 13:10-16 (KJV) And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven (God), but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 16 But blessed areyour eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
Here's a question: Is conspiracy evidence like parables to the dumbed down conformist masses? They saw the Twin Towers in New York come down on 9/11 with hardly any debris left at the base and the basement areas beneath remaining intact and the buildings themselves turned to dust blowing away on the wind. Building 7 collapses in a controlled demolition and yet none of this can they see. They're seeing, but see not.
A man by the name of Muad'Dib (Anthony John Hill) produces two dvds "Ripple Effect parts 1 & 2" with convincing proof and evidence that 7/7 was a British Government conspiracy, but few are able to hear. The majority are hearing, but they hear not, nor do they understand. They are a generation whose hearts have waxed gross as the KJV states. What does "waxed gross" mean?
Here is Strong's definition:
G3975 pachuno pakh-oo-no
From a derivative of G4078 (meaning thick); to thicken, that is, (by implication) to fatten (figuratively stupefy or render callous): - wax gross.
Here we can see we're dealing with a huge number of people whose hearts have become 'thick' - stiff and inflexible like a stodgy pudding. The use of the word 'heart' here refers to our inner being where our deepest thoughts, emotions and essence reside - our inner make-up of core beliefs - the substance of our character and being - what really makes us tick and for the majority this means their hearts are virtually set and unreachable. They cannot be persuaded, for they do not possess the aptitude or abilities to be persuaded. The Lord says: "Their ears are dull of hearing and their eyes are closed," and this is how they will remain. They are not teachable so they cannot be converted or even enlightened.
This leaves us with the final question. Are the dumbed down conformist masses just people with sticky pudding (waxed gross) hearts? I reckon. Better get 'em some treacle while they can still enjoy it, for they will be a long time in their graves awaiting the second resurrection when The Lord will make their hearts much more flexible and receptive to us Tin Foil Hat experts. 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Invisalign Dentists in Boston

Throughout the ages people have wanted straight teeth. Archaeologists have discovered mummified ancients with crude metal bands wrapped around individual teeth to close gaps. Both Hippocrates and Aristotle both conceptualized ways to straighten teeth and fix the various dental conditions. George Washington and his famous "wooden teeth" (actually made from hippopotamus ivory) also illustrate the need for dental health solutions, but thank goodness they no longer are in the form of wooden teeth.
In the early 1900's dentists were still using gold, platinum, silver, steel, gum rubber and vulcanite to form the braces. It's interesting that gold was used, but due to the malleability it was a good job, other than the price and need for frequent adjustments. Now, if these early practitioners of orthodontics could see the advances that have been made, surely their mouth would be left hanging open.

  • Invisalign - Modern day Invisalign is utilized to help obtain the smile one dreams of. The invention of Invisalign braces is attributed to Zia Chishti. The company of Align Technology was founded in 1997 by Zia and his business partner Kelsey Wirth with the aims to develop and manufacture the braces. Instead of having one pair of braces that are constantly adjusted, a series of braces are worn in succession until teeth are gradually straightened as desired. The most impressive aspect of Invisalign braces is the ability wearers have to remove the braces for regular teeth cleaning, as well as the affordability due to being created by computers It's said that both Zia and Wirth had their experiences with braces, which gave them the passion to create an easier solution. It was when Wirth and Zia applied 3-D computer imaging graphics to orthodontics that their idea truly took shape. Many dentists were extremely skeptical to suggest Invisalign to their patients at first, due to the lack of professional dental training by both who created the product.
It's another attestation to the ingenuity of those who seek an answer. With applied knowledge and hard work, our lives include marvelous technology that make our daily lives easier. To find out additional information about Invisalign or any other dental treatments, contact your local trusted dentist for more information.
Photo credited to: The Lava Jewel

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Mesothelioma And Asbestos - The Killer Connection

Mesothelioma and asbestos are so abundant affiliated that abounding humans alarm it by the name of mesothelioma asbestos. While mesothelioma is a austere cancer, asbestos is its capital cause. While one may accept of things that abide of use for a continued time, their aftereffect on the ambience decides the ability of that artefact in the end. The aforementioned holds accurate with asbestos. The 1940s and 1950s saw a billow of вЂ�asbestos’ as the next best affair to appear afterwards adhesive in the architecture industry. Due to it’s top amount of adherence and attrition to actual top temperatures, asbestos was activated abundantly in insulators and beam tiles in homes, schools and factories. However, this artefact is a adverse contaminant. Asbestos has the addiction to breach into baby particles and abide abeyant in the air for best durations. Any alone that comes in acquaintance or inhales it becomes accessible to austere diseases such as asbestosis, lung blight or the mesothelioma lung cancers.  

Types of Mesothelioma: 

 Mesothelioma, asbestos accompanying cancer, acquires it’s name from the mesothelium beef that are amenable for attention and enabling simple movement of our basic organs such as lungs, affection and the belly in the body. Mesothelioma is about of three types, pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma. If a being is adversity from hoarseness, adversity in breathing, accident in weight, coughing, claret in sputum, chest pain, anemic muscles, bargain concrete sensitivity, he may be adversity from Pleural mesothelioma or the blight of lining of the lungs. This is the a lot of accepted blazon of mesothelioma and about two-thirds of the mesothelioma patients ache from pleural mesothelioma. The Peritoneal mesothelioma or blight of the lining of the belly causes broken bowel motion, bloating, abscess in feet, and nausea. This is beneath accepted a part of mesothelioma patients and it affects one-third of the mesothelioma patients. Pericardial mesothelioma is of the blight of lining of the heart. It is aswell acquired because of asbestos exposure. However, its prevalence is rare. Pericardial mesothelioma manifests in the anatomy of chest pain, palpitations, ahem and dyspnea.  

Lawsuits Accompanying to Mesothelioma and Asbestos: 

The chancy after-effects of continued appellation acquaintance with asbestos and its bond to mesothelioma cancers has led to several lawsuits adjoin its manufacturers. The mesothelioma or asbestos attorneys affirmation that the asbestos manufacturers were acquainted of the adverse affects of asbestos acknowledgment and yet persisted with its use for accumulation motives. This is the acumen why juries accept ordered acrimonious awards in abounding mesothelioma and asbestos accompanying lawsuits.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Herbal Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment

Mesothelioma blight is one of the cancers which action to the chest and lung cavity. It is the attenuate blight which is found. Are you or anyone adversity from it? Want to get rid from it again actuality is the authentic cure for it with no ancillary effects. Mesothelioma blight is one the attenuate anatomy of blight in which the beef are begin in the chest or the lung cavity. In this ache the beef become aberrant and bisect afterwards ascendancy or order. This blight beef advance to the adjacent tissues and organs of the adjacent locations of the body. This is the ache acquired as a aftereffect of annihilative cancerous beef lining the patient’s physique cavities such as chest, belly arena or the breadth surrounding the heart. It is actual difficult to appraise consistently due to the abundant airheadedness in time afore analysis and the amount of progression of annihilative mesothelioma.  

The humans who are apparent to asbestos that is their alive breadth or the ambiance in which they are active are at college accident of accepting this cancer. This ache in abounding cases does not action for decades afterwards the acknowledgment to the blight causing substances. It is aswell said that all of us are apparent to this ache that is in the air we breath, baptize we drink, from the accustomed deposits in the apple and the asbestos articles about us The manufacturers of this asbestos artefact owners were advance as they got abundant assets to them. But the workers who formed for it had to ultimately ache for it. Though the government took accomplishments adjoin this asbestos assembly and banned the acceptance of these articles but yet it is still used, alien and authoritative the humans to get college accident at their lives. So, to stop the humans to accepting absorbed from this ache it is an appetite charge that the acquaintance should be accustomed to the humans about this asbestos and the furnishings of it as it turns them to the advance of mesothelioma cancer.  

Smoking is aswell one of the risks for application mesothelioma blight in the people. This aswell is one of the causes for the development of blight in the body. We cannot acquisition any of the ancient affection are beneath austere affliction and they are neglected. In some cases this blight does not appearance the signs of the affection in the aboriginal stages of the development of the disease. The a lot of accepted affection are dispend, pleurisy pain, abiding cough, fatigue, conciseness or difficult in breath, chest pain, abiding or assiduous coughs and weight loss. This ache is added begin in men than women. This occurs in the humans who are aloft the age of 30 years that is afterwards the antecedent acknowledgment to asbestos. But it should be advised in its antecedent date as aboriginal as accessible so that it may not go deeper. The above could cause of this ache is the humans alive with asbestos. During the assembly of the asbestos articles if the tiny particles of it are inhaled or swallowed again this causes austere bloom problems which in about-face advance to mesothelioma cancer. But there are few cases that are arise afterwards any accepted acknowledgment to asbestos. If we are added apparent to asbestos again this can advance us to lung cancer, abiding lung ailment, added cancers like larynx and kidney. The faster you argue the doctor or the specialist it would be bigger to get specialized affliction for accepting bigger and advancing out of it to advance a accustomed life. So, it is the primary or the basal charge to get added advice and cure the disease. Abounding blight analysis options are not actual able in alleviative mesothelioma. But at our centermost we accommodate you the analysis to abate the cancerand chargeless you from the adversity from our specialist with the medication which are accustomed and no ancillary effects.  

Although arise accident ante accept added in the accomplished 20 years, mesothelioma is still a almost attenuate cancer. Mesothelioma occurs added generally in men than in women and accident increases with age, but this ache can arise in either men or women at any age. Smoking does not arise to access the accident of mesothelioma. However, the aggregate of smoker and asbestos acknowledgment decidedly increases a person's accident of developing blight of the air passageways in the lung. Humans who plan with asbestos abrasion claimed careful accessories to lower their accident of exposure. Treatment for mesothelioma depends on the area of the cancer, the date of the disease, and the patient's age and accepted health. Sometimes, these treatments are combined.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Mesothelioma - Cancer That Strikes 40 Years Later

Mesothelioma is a attenuate anatomy of blight in which annihilative (cancerous) beef are begin in the mesothelium, a careful sac that covers a lot of of the body's centralized organs. A lot of humans who advance mesothelioma accept formed on jobs area they inhaled asbestos particles. In his commodity alleged "Knee Deep in Asbestos", freelance biographer Phil Jones relates how if he was a jailbait he formed for a abrupt time in an asbestos abundance in the Yukon. One of the appearance of circadian activity was the connected attendance of asbestos dust in the air. As Jones writes, "There were advisers that formed in the comminute whose sole job was to ambit up the dust that fell on the floor. There was so abundant of it that this was a connected advancing job. The asbestos dust in the comminute in actuality fell about like snow and covered the attic completely. Without sweepers there would apparently accept been several inches of asbestos dust on the attic aural an hour or so. In fact, I bethink seeing sweepers go by blame their advanced brooms and the new dust clearing assimilate the attic abaft them as they walked." This adventure illustrates a amount of the added adverse aspects of the accomplished mesothelioma story. First, over the advance of abounding decades, endless workers were placed in plan environments area they were credible to top levels of asbestos fibre with little protection. Their acknowledgment to asbestos fibres was connected and generally took abode over a actual continued aeon of time - in a lot of cases, over abounding years. Second, the owners and managers of these plan places were generally either blind of the accident of mesothelioma, or they actively attempted to adumbrate or awning up those risks. Third, back the furnishings of acknowledgment to asbestos fibre generally do not become credible for 30 or 40 years afterwards abiding exposure, there generally appeared to be no actual bloom accident in these plan environments. This fabricated it actual difficult for workers or their assembly to accomplish a acceptable case that artisan bloom was getting sacrificed on the chantry of accumulated greed. For added advice about mesothelioma, the causes of mesothelioma, the furnishings of mesothelioma, and the acknowledged courses of activity accessible to mesothelioma victims, see the hotlink below.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Healthy Eating And Living Habits Increase Longevity

New numbers just in on advantageous active and bistro accompany some acceptable news... Americans are active 12 months best than just 10 years ago. American activity assumption went from 76.8 to 77.8 years according to new numbers. So why are we active longer? Fewer humans are dying from cancers like breast, colon and prostate, affection ache and altitude like HIV. This is abundant account out of the HealthyPeople 2010 report. The program, which started aback in 1980, sets challenging, assessable goals to addition the bloom of everyone. The 2010 apotheosis aimed to access our activity span, how able-bodied we reside as able-bodied as removing the disparities in bloom care. The address is based on 733 bloom indicators, anniversary that had a actual aggressive assessable target. Data was calm during the 1990s and aboriginal 2000s, and again compared to contempo advice - 23% of the targets set aback in November 2000 for HealthyPeople 2010 were met, 48% showed improvement. That's leaves just 24% of the indicators affective in the amiss administration - abroad from the goal. Diabetes and added problems associated with blubber still acutely charge to be addressed. Solving the blubber affair will advice humans accomplish strides in a huge amount of bloom problems. While HealthyPeople 2010 didn't accomplish absorbing assets in blurred ante of obesity, diabetes, abridgement of exercise and disparities in bloom care, experts do acquisition some acceptable account in the latest numbers. Prevention was addition ablaze atom of the findings; the numbers of adults over 50 who'd been buried for colon blight went from just 35% in 1998 to 55% in 2008 - assault the ambition that had been set. Full immunizations for accouchement age-old 19 to 35 months old went from 73% in 1998 to 78% in 2008 - abutting to the ambition of 80%.  

At atomic we're talking about the issue, area ten years ago, it wasn't allotment of the dialog.

Today Michelle Obama, America's aboriginal lady, has taken authority of the affair and has us talking about blubber in both adults and children. This, the experts believe, is the alpha of absolute change. Allotment of the aboriginal lady's plan is accepted as the Let's Move campaign, aimed at bringing down adolescence blubber by accepting kids to exercise and accomplish acceptable aliment choices.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Bad News - Why The Financial News Media Can Cost You Money!

Bad News - Why The Financial News Media Can Cost You Money!
The communication innovations we have around us today like the internet, financial newspapers, and special interest television channels focused on investing like CNBC are a high speed pipeline of nonsensical chatter. All these sources of information mean that there is no shortage of media people trying to answer our questions about the stock market and specific stocks. You have to remember that the news media are constantly competing to survive against other stuff you can watch. If they don’t always sound like they know exactly what is going on then you won’t watch their presentations. If you don’t tune into their show then their ratings go down. If their ratings go down they get fired and their show gets cancelled. This means that financial journalists are in the business of finding great stories and sounding like authorities no matter what. The stock market is a great place for them to dig up news ‘scoops’ to feed to the public. They don’t really check their facts very well and sometimes not at all. This means that if some insider wants to feed you a line of bull manure then all they have to do is maintain good connections with financial journalists, sponsor an investment show, or outright buy an investing TV channel like Jack Welsh the CEO of GE did when he set up CNBC. What a great way for inside executives to control the flow of news information to the public then to actually own one of the only financial news channels…but not so great for you! These journalists also kick up the fire by bringing in so-called ‘experts’ to talk about each side of some topic that real experts would not consider important. This just makes it all the more confusing for the public to understand what is important when buying or selling a stock. Shows on CNBC like ‘Closing Bell’, ‘Kudlow & Company’, and ‘Mad Money’ do nothing but confuse and misdirect the attention of most individual investors in the public. Even worse this means that the financial news media allows overpriced stocks to be recommended through analysts in the inside web that inside executives are dumping on the public because they are trying to get out. This actually happened at the top of the bull market in 1999. For a great historical description of what happened read Maggie Mahar’s book entitled “Bull.” The famous Yale University Economist, Prof. Bob Shiller, Ph.D. is particularly harsh on the media in his book “Irrational Exuberance.” Dr. Shiller is one the economists that Alan Greenspan respects most and where he got the term “Irrational Exuberance.” He portrays the media as sound-bite-driven where superficial opinions are preferred over in-depth analyses. I agree whole heartedly with him and contend that it is also done just because the industry would rather have the retail investor confused and emotionally pliable to get you to buy and sell when they want with total disregard for your best interests! People who had invested their life savings in the stock market were ripped off in the stock market because the financial news media and analysts were hyping up what a great buy stocks were at the very top of the market in 1999 and 2000. At the same time inside corporate executives were selling out everything they had. What is amazing is that our federal government in the form of the Security Exchange Commission never did a thing about it. There was never an blanket case taken or an outcry that almost all of the inside executives had somehow magically sold out of the market six months before the market crashed.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Free Healthy Eating Tips -Valuable Information Inside!

Free Healthy Eating Tips -Valuable Information Inside!An old adage goes, you “You are what you eat.” Some humans accent added things over their bistro habits. Remember that how you eat reflects in your actions, and obviously, on your body. No amount how active you are, it is not appropriate to abstain the amount of bistro properly. Advantageous bistro tips can advice you get a asperous account of your bloom in the future. Following advantageous bistro tips is a way to a bigger cocky and bigger life. Imagine affair your deadlines with abandoned stomach, or appropriation weights while hungry, or maybe answering exams while your abdomen is babble at you. Sure enough, you won’t endure the day after behavioral ancillary effect. Well, actually, yYou can accept added than that if you cover alterity diet, ailing food, weight problems, and medical problems acquired by bad bistro habits. It is absolutely alarming how things get so complicated just because you are not bistro properly. So to abstain this domino aftereffect on your bloom acquired by the apathy on eating, and chase these advantageous bistro tips.

 1. Observe counterbalanced eating. It is not just the aliment you eat but aswell how you eat it. You may be bistro a lot of fruits and vegetables which are affluent in vitamins and minerals and fibers but you may be defective on added comestible requirements. It is important to apperceive the altered groupings of food. The grains, cereals, and aliment are affluent in carbohydrates, which is the capital antecedent of energy.; proteinProtein-rich foods like meat, poultry, nuts, and added legumes are bare for corpuscle production.; fruits Fruits and vegetables are top in vitamins and minerals and aswell are acceptable sources of fiber.; milk Milk and added dairy articles are affluent in calcium, iron, zinc, and added nutrients.; and the fFats and oils are concentrated sources of activity and that provides amore and aegis to the our body.  

2. Never skip a meal. If you don’t eat on a assertive mealtime, that agency you are not alimentative your body. It is the affliction affair that you can do to yourself. Aliment provides theour physique with activity and nutrients we bare for development. Lack of aliment assimilation affects theour brain, body, and behavior.  

3. Keep a abutting watch of your weight. Being over or beneath weight is bad. That agency you are accomplishing something break or you are not accomplishing something, period. Weight is about to age, sex, height, and heredity. If you are weighting beneath than you should, that agency you are defective in some nutrients which can could could cause an arrangement of diseases due to deficiencies like osteoporosis (calcium), anemia (iron), or attenuate physique (protein). It can aswell be the could could cause of added austere diseases. Being ample is addition issue. Obesity is one of the arch bloom altitude in United States amidst adults and one that can be calmly prevented. Discipline in bistro habits can about-face these altitude and accomplish you reside better. Take down addendum of your meal for 3-7 canicule and analyze which of the comestible requirements or aliment groups you charge to access or abatement assimilation of.  

4. Baptize is capital in all aspects of life. The earth’s apparent is 75% water, so is the body. Baptize helps the engines air-conditioned down, aforementioned for the body. Baptize can apple-pie our bedraggled stuffs, like it does for the toxins in our body. But Abundant abundant of the analogies, baptize is absolutely an important allotment of our bistro habit. For an accessible reason, it makes bistro easier, better, and tastier. These advantageous bistro tips are a have to for everyone. You can accomplish a big allotment of your activity bigger by afterward a acceptable bistro habit.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Healthy Diet Information Equipping Yourself

Healthy Diet Information  Equipping Yourself
It's not complicated to accomplish a advantageous diet but back it is actual accepted these canicule to eat blubbery foods with beneath fiber, it seems that humans are not able with the appropriate advantageous diet advice – just what they charge to become healthier. As a amount of fact, a advantageous diet is as simple as accretion your assimilation of fruits, vegetables, bread, cereals, potatoes, and pasta. To apperceive added about the important advantageous diet information, apprehend on. One of the a lot of basal advantageous diet advice you should apperceive is the aliment accumulation you should focus on to accomplish a advantageous diet. There are in fact 5 basal aliment groups and in adjustment to accomplish a advantageous diet, you should eat a array of foods from all these 5 aliment groups; however, these should be eaten in the actual proportions. Below are the 5 basal aliment groups: 

1. Bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, noodles, and cereals Starchy foods are a abundant antecedent of carbohydrates and fiber. Included in this aliment accumulation are cereals, noodles, rice, pasta, potatoes, and bread. Back this aliment accumulation is an accomplished antecedent of carbs and fiber, it is actual important to cover them in our circadian meal. Aside from cilia and carbs, this aliment accumulation is aswell accepted as an accomplished antecedent vitamin B complex.  

2. Vegetables and fruits Mother Nature has able us with a ample array of fruits and vegetables, and this in one affair to be beholden for because foods beneath this aliment accumulation are affluent in vitamins, fibers, minerals, and enzymes, able-bodied accepted for a big amount of bloom benefits. Vegetables, abnormally those blooming abounding ones are affluent in adamant while fruits, abnormally those beneath the citrus array are affluent in calcium and vitamin C. RDA for foods from this accumulation is about 5 or added servings a day.  

3. Milk and dairy products This aliment accumulation includes yogurt, butter, cream, cheese, milk, and yoghurt. Foods from this accumulation are abundant antecedent of proteins and calcium. Dairy articles are aswell an accomplished antecedent of vitamins A, B, and D. Calcium is amenable for advantageous basic while vitamin D is all-important for cartilage architecture and maintenance. Milk articles on the added duke are affluent in fats which are accepted for architecture up the physique and accouterment energy.  

4. Pulses, fish, meat, and poultry Healthy diet advice you should apperceive is that bistro adipose angle like mackerel, salmon, and sardines already or alert a anniversary is acceptable for health. All meats in this aliment accumulation are a acceptable antecedent of vitamin B12 and iron; however, you should accept meat with bacteria cuts and try accent off all arresting fats afore cooking. Nuts, lentils, beans, and peas are aswell included in this aliment group. It is aswell important to use these foods with lower fat versions whenever possible. 2 servings of foods from this class anniversary day is a advantageous practice. 

 5. Sugars and fats A lot of people, abnormally those who are on diet, generally carelessness this aliment accumulation but actually, foods from this aliment accumulation are accomplished sources of activity bare by the body. This aliment accumulation includes foods such as margarine, butter, ice cream, cream, affable oils, low-fat spreads, bloom dressings, mayonnaise, chocolate, biscuits, cakes, pastry foods, sweets, and crisps. However, all these foods have to be eaten is abstinent amounts only. Equipping yourself with the appropriate advantageous diet advice will advice you break on the appropriate clue abnormally if you are aggravating to lose weight in a advantageous way. We may apprehend a lot of advice both online and offline, but afore you absolutely assurance and chase them, accomplish abiding they are absolutely advised to advice you break advantageous and fit.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Epitope mapping of gp350/220 conserved domain of epstein barr virus to develop nasopharyngeal carcinoma (npc) vaccine.

Epitope mapping of gp350/220 conserved domain of epstein barr virus to develop nasopharyngeal carcinoma (npc) vaccine.Abstract

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignant tumor in the nasopharyngeal epithelial cells that caused by many factors, one of which is the viral infection of EBV (Epstein Barr Virus). The standard treatments to cure NPC still have not been encouraging. The prevention through vaccination is an effective way to stop the disease. However, EBV vaccine being able to cover all variants of virus is still not available yet. Therefore, we identified the conserved region of glycoprotein 350/220 of EBV which has immunogenic and antigenic properties. The glycoprotein 350/220 is viral surface protein responsible to bind CR2 receptor, mediated EBV to enter the host cell. The conserved domain is crucial for EBV in infecting host cells. Further, by blocking CR2 binding domain of gp350/220 using antibody will inhibit EBV's spreading, and provoke an immune system to eliminate the virus in a patient. Glycoprotein 350/220 from all variants of Epstein-Barr virus was retrieved from NCBI. The conserved domain of gp350/220 was identified by aligning the protein sequences and structures. The polymorphic structure was used as a template for docking analysis to identify the resemblance of amino acid from polymorphic variants of gp350/220 that binds CR2. The epitope mapping of gp350/220 was done by Discotope BepiPred method. The result revealed that the conserved region of gp350/220 was predicted to have an epitope, QNPVYLIPETVPYIKWDNC residue, and it does not have any similarities to the human's cell surface protein. Therefore, it can be used as a reference to develop vaccine to prevent NPC.


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Identifications small molecules inhibitor of p53-mortalin complex for cancer drug using virtual screening.

Identifications small molecules inhibitor of p53-mortalin complex for cancer drug using virtual screening.

Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia.


Mortalin was over expressed in tumor cells and bind to p53 protein. This interaction was suggested to promote sequestration of p53 in the cytoplasm, thereby inhibiting its nuclear activity. The p53 is a tumor suppressor that is essential for the prevention of cancer development and loss of p53 function is one of the early events in immortalization of human cells. Therefore, abrogation p53-mortalin interaction using small molecule is guaranteed stop cancer cell grow. However study interaction of p53-mortalin, and its inhibition using small molecule is still challenging because specific site of mortalin that bind to p53, vice versa, is still debatable. This study has aims to analyze the p53-binding site of mortalin using molecular docking and to screen drug-like compounds that have potential as inhibitors of p53-mortalin interaction using virtual screening. The result showed that the lowest energy binding of p53-mortalin complex is -31.89 kcal/mol, and p53 protein bind to substrate binding domain of mortalin (THR433; VAL435; LEU436; LEU437; PRO442; ILE558; LYS555). Furthermore, the p53-binding domain of mortalin was used as receptor to screen 9000 drug-like compounds from ZINC database using molecular docking program Auto Dock Vina in PyRx 0.8 (Virtual Screening Tools). Here, we have identified three drug-like compounds that are ZINC01019934, ZINC00624418 and ZINC00664532 adequate to interrupt stability of p53-mortalin complex that warrant for anticancer agent.

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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Real and Permanent Cure For Social Phobia

Real and Permanent Cure For Social PhobiaI'm sure you've heard the news already: it's all over the blogosphere since BCC Health first broke the news. Yeah, this is about that nasal spray you sniff - and your social phobia is gone!

If you haven't heard about this "latest and greatest" social anxiety cure yet, let me regurgitate the news in brief. It all started when scientists from Zurich University found that people who inhaled the hormone called oxytocin continued to trust strangers even after they were cheated on. That discovery, they say, could lead to future treatments for social phobia. It didn't take long for a long-sales-letter type websites to appear selling the new wonder drug:


It has been called "the love hormone", "the cuddle chemical", "the mind reading hormone" and "the trust drug".

And for a reason.

It's the chemical that makes you feel what you're feeling during an orgasm. It is also produced during labor and it's responsible for the unique and unbreakable mother-child bond. When your brain is releasing oxytocin, you feel loved, relaxed and more open to trust - not only friends and lovers, but also strangers.

The Zurich University's study has found that oxytocin has a very specific effect in social situations: it seems to diminish fears. Lead researcher Dr Thomas Baumgartner thinks that a lack of oxytocin is at least one of the causes for the fear experienced by social phobics.

Brain scans show that oxytocin can lower activity in the amygdala - a region of brain that is responsible for feelings of fear and apprehension - and which is overactive in social phobics. So, yes - it's true: a sniff of oxytocin could improve readiness to engage in social interactions for people who suffer from social anxiety disorder by simply making them less fearful.

Then again, there are other things you can sniff to increase your confidence in social situations... Lots and lots of people who don't have social phobia consume alcohol for the same reason.

Friday, 10 August 2012

5 Best Tips for Relieving Your Menopause Symptoms

5 Best Tips for Relieving Your Menopause SymptomsSo you've hit menopause and now you're wondering what to do next. Or maybe you just SUSPECT that your sliding into menopause (peri-menopause) because you're starting to experience any of the myriad of symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, decreased sex drive, mood swings, and relentless weight gain.

The good news is that we now live in a time when menopause is no longer a taboo subject. We feel more comfortable discussing it with our friends, significant others, spouses and doctors. There are more avenues than ever to help support us in our transition. The bad news is that there are a lot of traditional "old" Western medical approaches to menopause relief that are certainly dangerous and sure to be avoided whenever possible.

The beauty of menopause, however, is that it is the time when most women are flowering into the fullness of their personal identity - in what they want out of life, in what dreams and talents they want to give birth to, and what desires they want to fulfill. They spent their earlier years defining themselves as wife, mother, best friend, and trusty employee, but menopause ushers them into a new age - the Age of Wisdom - and here are our 5 little bits of wisdom for you to get you through this transition of menopause in style:

Tip 1: Exercise!

Even a gentle walk every day for 20 minutes (outdoors preferably) will go a long way towards preserving your muscle tone and bone density. Walking can help you lower your bad cholesterol and raise the good, lower your blood pressure, help manage your weight and even improve your mood. What's more is that if you do it outdoors, you also get the benefit of natural Vitamin D which is essential to your immune system and also helps to prevent cancer. (info from "The Mayo Clinic" and "Medical News Today"). Walking also may lead you to be more enthusiastic about starting a more rigorous exercise routine... after all "a body in motion STAYS in motion."

Tip 2: Eat a Healthy Diet

There is a LOT of misinformation out there about what's healthy. If your main source of nutritional knowledge comes from the News at 10 or the government's latest food pyramid, it's important to start doing a little research on your own. Some trusty sources are Dr. Mercola's site or our own "Sugar Control Diet" which is not only excellent for weight loss, but also for balancing hormones (which is so important for menopause symptom relief!) Our Sugar Control Diet guidelines also help in reducing inflammation and even identifying foods that may be causing digestive distress (scroll down to our resource box at the end of this article and you can contact us to request our Sugar Control Diet... it's free).

So many people think that baked potatoes, pastas, rice and breads are good for them - but those all metabolize as sugars in the body, and in doing so, they trigger an insulin release... too much of which not only causes your body to gain more fat but throws all your other hormones out of whack as well (a DISASTER for women seeking menopausal symptom relief!) So educate yourself and start making truly healthy changes in your diet asap - this will help with ALL your menopause symptoms.

Tip 3: Indulge in Some "Me" Time

Menopause often gets a bad rap because we're so inundated with information about the bad parts. But let's try to find its "good" aspects. For example, as we mentioned before, this is a time when women are coming into their own. They know themselves better. They usually have more free time because their children need less supervision - and so they can write that book they never wrote, or attend that class they never had time for in the past. They can build that new meaningful career or find their real purpose and passion that fuels their soul.

Part of birthing this new "you" is learning how to take care of yourself and your needs better. So start laying down the law with some "100% ME" time. Put in some earplugs, declare it a no-kid-zone, and go take a luxurious bubble bath by candlelight. Go to your local gym and indulge in some sauna time. Get a Thai massage - or better yet, some reflexology! As Tony Robbins puts it, schedule your own "Hour of Power" or "Thirty Minutes to Thrive"....if you can't do that, at least schedule "Fifteen Minutes for Fulfillment"! Everyone can find 15 minutes in their schedule somewhere. But put it on the calendar in ink and make it a "must" for yourself. It will calm your nerves, rejuvenate your body, and revitalize your soul.

Tip 4: Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol & Nicotine

If you have excessive consumption of caffeine or alcohol or any intake at all of cigarette smoke (first or second hand), you should know that these substances worsen menopause symptoms. Caffeine & Alcohol serve to exacerbate hot flashes, anxiety, insomnia and bone loss during the critical menopause & perimenopausal years. Caffeine especially disrupts mineral absorption and increases stress. Alcohol ruthlessly dehydrates you (never a good thing!) and is a "magnifier" - so if you're already feeling depressed, alcohol will "magnify" that depression and make it worse. It will take your menopausal anxiety and magnify that too. And you may think it helps you sleep, but when the sugar spike in your blood system finally crashes (remember alcohol = sugar), you will awaken in the middle of the night and find it difficult to go back to sleep.

And did you know that smoking is the main factor in causing early menopause (before age 45) in women?!? Plus it increases the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, among other things we don't even need to mention. But in regards to menopause itself, according to the British Journal "The Lancet" researchers suggest that nicotine's effect on the nervous system possibly results in changes of the secretion of the hormones involved in menopause, and the smoke itself may affect certain enzymes that influence how the body handles sex hormones. So get help now if you're addicted... hypnotherapy is often a good route for quitting cigarettes and other addictions.

Tip 5: Get Yourself Some 100% SAFE, All-Natural Support for Menopause Symptom Relief

Now this is the MAIN TIP for you: The Big Enchilada. The topic every menopausal woman must educate herself about. It used to be that we all just went to our doctor and he or she prescribed the typical HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for us... you know: Premarin, Prempro, Provera and others. Those synthetic hormone pharmaceuticals that most often are made from the urine of pregnant horses. Yes... GROSS, we know. But it's the truth.

However that all changed when a recent study done as a part of the Women's Health Initiative discovered that long-term use of these synthetic hormone replacement drugs may increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and breast cancer. Even as far back as 1975, they knew these types of drugs substantially increased the risk of endometrial cancer as well. Despite all the findings in this study, doctors continue to prescribe it.

There is no doubt that we do need some source of significant relief for the symptoms of menopause - so we can feel like ourselves, not suffer the mood swings, the insomnia and HOT FLASHES all the time (not to mention the lowered libido), but it's important not to potentially harm yourself by taking traditional HRT.

There are a great many viable and effective, natural herbal remedies for menopause symptoms on the market today... they do work, but some work better than others. We highly recommend getting a full-spectrum product made with trustworthy, quality herbs... not pesticide-laden, and not in capsules that are difficult for your body to digest and assimilate.

For example, most supplements DO contain Black Cohosh for hot flash relief, but make sure your supplement also addresses your other symptoms. Like Sage for excessive sweating, and Damiana with Soy Isoflavones for low-libido and depression. Adrenal support is good as well (the Licorice herb helps with that) - because you need adrenal support during this time... and don't forget Valerian to relax. Full spectrum SAFE support!

Educate yourself also about bio-identical hormones, which are much safer alternatives to traditional HRT. A great source of information for those is found in the book "Ageless" by Suzanne Somers. She even has a directory of physicians in the back so you can find one near you to get help.
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In conclusion, we hope these 5 Tips can help you to have a happier, healthier menopause and guide you toward a smooth transition into the New You. If you'd like to learn more, read our other articles and visit our website where we have a free report on menopause relief - we truly seek to help you live your best life NOW.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Baby Boomer Exodus

Baby Boomer ExodusWhat Happened to the Baby Boomers Anyway?

The 'free love generation' broke taboos, explored, experimented, came of age and changed the world, all while inhaling.

For all our good intentions we haven't done as well as we had hoped. Wiping out diseases, hunger, and war were all high on the agenda, as were most of us.

Now? Well, we are older and some are looking for other adventures. But many of us still have those intentions and hope to be useful towards forwarding those original goals. Let's face it though, we'd still like to have some of our favorite comforts with us, right?

So what DO we do about that pesky retirement question? Finances in most of the world are a major worry. If you have a job your are likely to hang onto it and worry some more. If you've lost yours and you are at an age where it is unlikely that anyone will want you anymore the story is completely different. People with Phd's and a pension are being let go, and when the rehiring takes place it is cheaper to take on someone younger with less education than you, and who can also be paid less. Individuals already retired are seeing their current circumstances becoming more difficult by the day.

On the flip side many born in the 50's are also tired of doing the same old thing, and watching their country slide into what they feel is a decline.

These are just a few of the issues pushing many people to overseas destinations. Confronting distasteful realities certainly did that for us. And quite frankly I would recommend it to a great number of you. New adventures and challenges keep your mind sharp the neurologists insist.

If you haven't read it elsewhere here are some ideas to consider as you investigate what some friends and family will insist is a death defying leap into the thinnest of air. What about family connections? Health care? Safety issues? You can't speak Greek/Croatian/Spanish,whatever! These and other 'reasonable' dissuasions will shower down on your ears from well meaning sources.

But while you take in all the well meaning, but usually uninformed advice, do some research. According to latest statistics almost 6 million Americans are now ex-patriots living out of the country, and this doe not include any military personnel.

Careful searching on good, well rounded websites will show you that contrary to the horror stories shown you on the news every night there are fabulous places to live that don't have the same problems as the ones you are dealing with. That doesn't mean that there are NO problems, Of course, there are. This is planet earth and there is nowhere that is an untouched spot of perfection.

But are the problems in areas where you have skill or passion that could help make them better? Do you paint? Plan highways? Garden well? Love golf or bridge? Take your pension, find a place you like, and go do the things you enjoy there for yourself and the benefit of the people or children of your new home.

In America particularly people have a feeling that they are living in a world that is a very threatening place. Let me assure you that from our years of recent travel and our current home in Chile South America that this perception is blown completely out of proportion.

Here is just one example; Did you know there is a larger middle class in Chile than exists in the US at the moment? And I mean fast internet, cell phones, washer/dryers, lovely tree shaded, safe streets, and lower prices on everything. On the flip side there is some industrial pollution, and yes, people get robbed, threatened and stabbed here occasionally. But the key is, not very often. It is still news here when these things happen instead of the norm. So after weighing our options we are prepared to plow in and do our best to deal with life here.

So start exploring your possibilities online. There are many websites and vibrant expat communities are found in some surprising plabes. Get some ideas, gather data and then put on your boots and go do some overseas explorations from the point of view of 'what is life like here?' It is vastly different than being a tourist off the cruise ship but we've found it tremendously rewarding. And we hope you do to.

There is still so much positive action that we 'boomers' have to offer the world. Let's get on with it.

At last! a complete system that will help you figure out what YOU want. Lists, tables, questions and thoughtful articles and chapters to help you figure out which way to head in life. Is moving overseas a good idea for you? How about the other side of town? Make your next chapter the best.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Best Women's Interest Sites to Peruse With Wireless Internet

Best Women's Interest Sites to Peruse With Wireless InternetWhen you make the decision to invest in wireless Internet, you are probably doing so because you look forward to the amount of your free time that you will be able to spend surfing the net for fun. One of the most enjoyable 'corners' of the Internet is the bevy of websites and blogs that are dedicated to so-called "women's interest." Unlike the standard lady magazines that you will find lining the shelves of the checkout aisle at your local grocery store or super market, these wireless Internet sites offer a fresh new perspective on everything from relationship advice to contemporary politics to body image to film and literature. You can read these blogs to catch sharp commentary on the news of the day, or to simply get a good laugh from a link to a newly viral YouTube video. So without further ado, here are some of the best women's interest sites on wireless Internet. Read them during your downtime at work today!

1. Salon's Broadsheet

Salon is one of the earliest, most innovative websites to emerge in the age of wireless Internet. It is a magazine that has the distinction of only ever having been online: there was never a print version sold at your local bookstore. Broadsheet is one of the official blogs that Salon hosts, and is written by a handful of commentators who discuss politics and popular culture through the lens of women's point of view. If you want to hear a takedown of Hillary Clinton's latest speech about the Middle East next to an analysis of Lady Gaga's place in popular culture, this is the place for you to go.

2. Jezebel

Jezebel is part of the network of websites that are controlled by the Gawker Media empire, headed by the wireless Internet entrepreneur Nick Denton. One of the company's strongest performers, Jezebel is dedicated to women's issues, everything from body image to sexual health to reality TV to that is being discussed in the mainstream media, including women's magazines. The websites has a sillier side, too: one of its longest-running and most popular features is called "Pot Psychology", in which one of the founding editors, Tracie Egan Morrissey, and her friend Rick answer reader's advice questions while under the influence of a certain herbal remedy. Recently taken over by a new editor, Jessica Coen, the website has now rolled out a lot of new content in recent times, including a feature called "Dress Code" in which readers are advised on how to dress appropriately for different situations, such as the job interview, the first date+ and the office holiday party.

3. Feministing

Founded by Long Island native Jessica Valenti less than a decade ago, Feministing has grown into one of the most serious and widely respected feminist websites in the blogosphere. It features a diverse cast of writers all hailing from different backgrounds who analyze the news of the day. Courtney E. Martin, one of the site's longest-running writers, regularly reviews literature and feminist monographs, as well.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Two Reasons to Stay Invested (And One Reason You Should Be - If You're Not)

Two Reasons to Stay Invested (And One Reason You Should Be - If You're Not)Anyone who knows me or works with me knows that I do not believe it is possible to time the market - that is, to decide the right time to get in or get out of the market with any degree of success. We have access to a great deal of information these days, much of it coming from the consumer targeted financial media that each and every day endeavors to point out all the bad news that's out there and suggestions for what we should do about it. It is crisis based and almost never gives us real information upon which to build a long term investment strategy.

With so much negative news about the world's economy, it's easy to forget the basic investing truths that have withstood the test of time. One of those is that staying invested in a diversified portfolio of predominately quality equities (stocks) over time has proven to be a very reasonable strategy to achieve real growth.

Reason to Stay Invested #1 - the High Cost of Market Timing:

To state it more accurately, perhaps I should say the high cost of not timing the market correctly. You cannot invest directly in the S & P 500 Index as it is merely an index comprised of an unmanaged group of securities, but it is considered generally to be representative of U.S. Stocks, specifically, Large Cap U.S. Stocks. The total return of the S & P 500 for the 20 year period ending 12/31/2011 was 7.8% per year. Remove the 10 best days of the year and that average return drops to 4.1% per year. Remove the 30 best days of the year and the average return drops to -.4% per year, in other words no return at all.1

Now I suppose one could argue that had they missed the 10 worst days, the return would have been better than the average. But this misses the point, which is, how can anyone know in advance which will be the good days or which will be the bad? Each correct guess to get out requires another correct guess to get back in. And the process must be repeated correctly each time. Since no one can do this, the next best strategy is to stay invested... which allows you the best opportunity to experience equities' historically superior long term returns.

Reason to Stay Invested #2 - The High Cost of Market Timing II: (in case you weren't convinced)

Let's stick with our theme using the S & P 500 Index as a proxy for U.S. Stocks. We already know this produced a 7.8% per year average annual return for the 20 year time period ending 12/31/2011. What we also know is that the average equity investor's return for the same time period was a mere 3.5%, or less than half of the return achieved by an unmanaged index.2 DALBAR (the group that develops this study each year) attributes this difference to investor behavior, or stated more accurately, bad investor behavior. In other words, the average investor won't stay invested. They will instead panic and sell at the bottom, and then re-commit when the market has already recovered much of any decline. They are forever trying to time market exits and entries - and doing it badly. The better plan is to hang in there, rebalance if warranted and be there for 100% of the recovery when it occurs.

One reason you should be invested now... assuming you're not...

According to the Investment Company Institute, we are in the middle of the sixth straight year of net liquidation from equity based investments. In other words, if the trend continues, by the end of this year, more money will have left equity or stock based investments than has come in - for the sixth straight year - in spite of the fact that U.S. Corporations are actually in pretty good financial health as group. This typifies the frustration of the average investor, I think, and may be a bottoming out of confidence. Another view on this might be that it's an opportunity. Things will get better eventually as history has demonstrated and often when we are able to look back on these time periods, things started to look better just when it seemed they couldn't look worse. We just didn't know it at the time. In terms of this being an investment opportunity, you can be a little early and be patient, or you can be too late. I know which one I want to be. Now, I don't want this to sound like a timing recommendation (and I don't think it really is) but, if you are not currently invested, I think this could prove to be a great long term buying signal.

One more thing to consider...

A number of years ago, 1979 to be exact, there was a cover story in Business Week called "The Death of Equities"3. It went into great detail about how stocks were a bad investment in "these times" and outlined a number of reasons why they probably wouldn't be a good investment anymore. Things had changed - "this time was different."

I thought of that article while reading another one last May in USA Today, the title of which was "Invest in Stocks? Forget About It."4 This is just one of a number of similarly themed articles that seem to be surfacing more recently, additional evidence in my opinion of a bottoming out of confidence and the popular media's desire to take advantage of it. Fear sells more papers than optimism.

That article in 1979 couldn't have been more wrong - as we know now - and I am confident that this latest example will eventually suffer the same fate. To me, it just makes the opportunities look better.
2011 Andex Chart, Columbia Management Investment Advisors, LLC, U.S. Large Stock Annualized Total Returns, 1992-2011.
DALBAR uses data from the Investment Company Institute, Standard and Poors and Barclays Capital index products to compare mutual fund investor bdhavior with an appropriated set of benchmarks. These behaviors are then used to simulate the "average investor."
Business Week, August 13, 1979
USA Today, 5/8/2012

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Social Media Is More Problematic Than Cigarettes or Alcohol

Social Media Is More Problematic Than Cigarettes or AlcoholCan you resist the urge to check your emails, to look at your Facebook Wall or to have a peek at Twitter? It's tough isn't it? Once you start using such online media it seems the urge to resist it is difficult. There has been plenty written about the addiction to social media, but little has been said about the simple desires to keep in touch with friends, or to check the latest news online, for instance. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago shows that the urge to engage with media of all kinds is more significant than the desire created by cigarettes or alcohol.

The study used Blackberry mobile phones which were only capable of receiving "Blackberry Messages" (BBM) - importantly the devices were stripped of any other functionality. Then, every couple of hours the participants in the research received a BBM message asking them about their current desires. Interestingly, the study was conducted across a wide age range - 18 to 85 - and it involved a large number of people - 200. So the results make fascinating reading.

What the researchers found was a consistent "giving in" to the desire to Tweet or to post on Facebook, but that the desire to smoke or drink was resisted more easily. In other words, we find we are much more tempted to use social media than other potentially addictive behaviours such as using cigarettes or drinking alcohol. With much research now suggesting that social media addiction is a real threat, why is it we are so easily taken in by it?

The researchers from Chicago suggest that it is the apparent "low cost" element of social media. Cigarettes and alcohol cost us real money, whereas social media does not. Similarly, smoking and drinking has a health cost, which social media does not appear to have. In addition there is the widespread availability of social media. If you want to use Twitter or Facebook you can pretty much do it anywhere, any time. But if you have a desire for a drink or a cigarette it might not be so easy; you may not have those items to hand when the desire strikes, so you put the urge to the back of your mind. Because Facebook and Twitter are largely omnipresent we do not reject the desires it seems, but give in to them quickly.

For employers this is a real issue that needs grappling with. Companies go to great efforts to restrict the availability of alcohol and cigarettes in the workplace, thereby helping to reduce temptation. But the widespread availability of social media in the office means employees can easily be distracted by the temptation. The problem is that for most businesses those distractions have a real benefit in terms of promoting the company, enabling greater customer service and so on. Getting the balance right is going to be the real challenge for companies in the coming year or two.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wellness Blogging to Inspire Healthy Behavior

Wellness Blogging to Inspire Healthy BehaviorThe competition for your participants' time and attention has never been greater. You've done the table tents, the lunch 'n learns, and maybe even an online wellness campaign. Are you ready to take your message to the masses in a way that can capture even more eyeballs?

Start a blog -- and join the millions of people and businesses who have entered the blogosphere. What began as a way to maintain an online personal journal has become a wildly popular way for the like-minded to gather, families to connect, and businesses to reach a wider audience. According to the Pew Internet Study, data from July 2008 showed that 33% of US adults read blogs regularly, while 11% read blogs daily.

What could a health promotion blog do for your population? As long as your content is crisp, fresh, and engaging -- and updated regularly -- readers will come back for more. Your wellness campaigns will stay in front of them, and you can drive home behavior change messages disguised as entertaining blog posts. Here's how:
Know your audience. Design your blog with the user in mind. What topics would be most interesting and compelling for your target population based on your workplace culture and demographics? What are your top healthcare cost drivers, and how can you approach blog posts that address related behaviors?

Plan your blog presence. Some blogs are more formal and news oriented; others are more personal and chatty, while still others include a variety of posting styles. Because they're self-published, blogs have a more direct tone to them than most print articles. Position yourself as an authoritative voice on the topics you write about, but bring the message close to home -- something your readers can relate to. Make your blog the go-to place for:

Details about upcoming events
Commentary on breaking news and research findings
Success stories
Perspectives and insights on healthy living
Latest wellness team standings.

Identify key bloggers. Decide whether one person will do all the writing, or if team members will take turns. Invite others to serve as guest bloggers.

Read other blogs. Head to Technorati, Bloglines, or other blog indexes to search health-oriented blogs, and take notes. What engages you? What annoys you? What distracts you? What do you like best? The insights you gain as a blog reader will be extremely valuable as you develop your own.

Keep it brief. A blog isn't a place to post a 3-page article. Readers want snippets of useful, entertaining, or thought-provoking content -- they don't have the time or patience for much more. Link to a news item and add your own commentary to help your readers make sense of headlines related to their health and well-being.

Focus on specifics. The Huffington Post is the most-read blog today, with millions of hits every day. In their how-to book on blogging, Huffington Post editors recommend focusing on 1 nugget from a research finding, a quote, or news item. Because the nature of blogging is so immediate, you don't need to bore your readers with the whole context or background of an issue each time you post, the way traditional media do.

Relax. The thought of putting your opinions and musings out there for the world -- or at least your coworkers -- may feel intimidating. But many health promoters have a wealth of wisdom to share, from personal and professional experience. Modern participants don't want to only hear about what they should do, they need support in actually doing it. Your point of view on making sensible choices in a Thai restaurant or cultivating a more active family life may be just what they need to take the next step. Write conversationally, clearly, and concisely -- as if talking with friends or family; you'll get better with every post.

Cultivate community. Some bloggers allow readers to comment on posts and engage in conversation on a given topic -- but depending on the volume of feedback, you may not have time to address each question personally. Instead, post on a hot topic you see frequently in reader questions and comments. Invite reader input (on how they've overcome barriers to staying active, for example) and share it in a post to inspire others to do the same.

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