I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives..
Some doctor on TV this morning said the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started. So I looked around my house to see things I’d started and hadn’t finished – I have managed to finish off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, a pockage of Prungles, tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valiuminun scriptins, the res of the chesescke an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how bludy fablus I feel rite now. Plaese sned dhis orn to dem yu fee ar in ned ov iennr pisss..
An telum,u blody luvum.!! Xxx
When Eddie Carrillo, a Los Angeles contractor, was found to have prostate cancer at the age of 52, his primary care doctor and his urologist both urged him to have his prostate removed. But after hearing about a “watchful waiting” program on talk radio, Mr. Carrillo decided to simply monitor his disease rather than treat it.
That was 15 years ago, and Mr. Carrillo, still hale at 67, is glad he did not succumb to pressure to undergo surgery.
“What scared me, I wasn’t ready to do the operation right away,” Mr. Carrillo said. “I have two uncles with prostate cancer, and I have quite a few friends who have had their prostates taken out. The discomfort level and what they went through afterward — I didn’t think that was the way I wanted to go.
This year, about 240,000 men will be given a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Although 81 percent of them will discover the disease at a very early stage, and although prostate cancer usually grows very slowly, most of these men will choose aggressive treatment, opting for removal of the prostate, or radiation treatments that often render them impotent or incontinent — or both.
But about 10 percent of men choose a different strategy: no treatment at all. The decision to forgo surgery or radiation is controversial, and is often met with resistance from a man’s own doctors and family members.
LUST is good for you, not just because it gets you laid, but because it boosts your brain, according to University of Melbourne experimental psychologist Simon Laham.
”Because lust is there to essentially lead us to pursue people into bed, which is a very current goal, it tends to focus our minds on the present and on detail,” he says. ”People in a lustful state are more detailed [in their thinking], focused on the trees rather than the forest”, which leads to ”decomposition of a problem into smaller pieces”, he says.
Even a relatively tepid form of lust, induced by nude pictures or certain words, causes people in experiments to perform better on analytic reasoning problems that involve working through details step by step, he says.
His book, The Joy of Sin, musters evidence from psychology experiments by researchers worldwide to argue that the seven deadly sins (lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride) are not necessarily bad.
”Under certain circumstances these things can bring about a range of benefits, including making one happier, smarter, more creative and increasing pro-social behaviour,” he says.
People feeling proud of themselves will stick at a task longer and achieve greater success. People with time to spare are more sensitive to the needs of others and more likely to help.
Dr Laham said he did not feel the need to amplify the point that the seven deadly sins can be bad for you, too. Most people already have a sense of that, he believes.
Research also shows, for example, that high lust levels can trigger risk-taking sexual behaviour and sexual aggression.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/brain-power-its-the-lust-thing-on-our-minds-20120921-26cfa.html#ixzz27n4EPp2c
THE Fiji National Provident Fund Decree 2011 requires the Fund to set up two accounts for all members — Preserved and General —which basically means your total savings will be divided into these two accounts with particular restrictions on its use.
The Fund revealed earlier the implementation date for this process was January 2013 but chief executive officer Aisake Taito yesterday revealed necessary systems and business processes need to be in place before its actual implementation.
“The (FNPF) decree was promulgated on November 25, 2011. The fund is currently implementing provisions of the decree but members will continue to access their funds (as is the current practice) according to the provisions of the decree,” Mr Taito said.
“FNPF is a retirement fund and our core role is to ensure members accumulate savings for a meaningful retirement.”
Those particularly concerned about how these two accounts would affect their pension after retirement, Mr Taito assured the total funds in the Preserved and General accounts will be made available should a member decide to retire either at 55 years or later.
“The member has the choice on how he or she wishes to allocate this sum into the various retirement products FNPF provides which includes a full lump sum withdrawal,” he clarified.
According to a Fact Sheet from the fund, members will be advised well in advance of the implementation date of these two accounts.
“The Preserved account, which will constitute 70 per cent of your total savings with FNPF, will be set aside for your pension.
“As a pension fund, the FNPF must ensure that members have enough funds set aside for this purpose,” the fund said.
The General account, which will make up the remaining 30 per cent of a member’s balance, can be assessed for partial withdrawal under approved grounds like education, medical, housing, funeral and unemployment assistance.
Ideally, the Fact Sheet also includes tips for first time property buyers who will be allowed to access up to 30 per cent of their Preserved account if they are applying for assistance to buy their first property — be it a new home or a piece of land.
“This will be in addition to the 30 per cent from your General account thus you can access 51 per cent of your total FNPF savings (30 per cent plus 30 per cent of the 70 per cent) for this purpose,” the fund said.
Panoramic images of several coral reefs have been added to Google’s Street View service in its maps, allowing users to navigate their way around the sites.
The material was gathered by the Catlin Seaview Survey – a project studying the health of the reefs, including the impact of global warming.
The programme’s director said the effort would help scientists analyse ecosystems and raise general awareness.
It is also a publicity coup for Google at a time of growing competition.
Google has previously offered computer-generated views of the sea floor terrain, but this is the first time it has incorporated underwater photographs into its mapping product.
“We want to be a comprehensive source for imagery that lets anyone explore anywhere,” Jenifer Foulkes, Google’s ocean programme manager, told the BBC.
“This is just the next step to take users underwater and give them the experience of an area that most people have been been to – seeing sea turtles, seeing manta rays, crazy pencil urchins and beautiful fish.”
Locations added to the service include Australia’s Great Barrier Reef near Heron Island, Lady Elliot Island and Wilson Island, as well as Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay and Molokini Crater and the Philippines Apo Island.
A good old belly laugh can help heal leg ulcers, experts say.
The Leeds University team said good nursing and the occasional laugh was a better way to get the body healing than using the latest technology.
Hospitals and health clinics are increasingly using low-dose ultrasound for leg ulcers.
But the five-year study of 337 patients found it did nothing to speed up recovery, the British Medical Journal reported.
Instead, lead researcher Professor Andrea Nelson said: “They key to care with this group of patients is to stimulate blood flow back up the legs to the heart. The best way to do that is with compression bandages and support stocking coupled with advice on diet and exercise.
“Believe it or not, having a really hearty chuckle can help too. This is because laughing gets the diaphragm moving and this plays a vital part in moving blood around the body.”
During the study, the team concentrated on patients with hard-to-heal ulcers that had not cleared up after six months or longer.
They found that adding ultrasound to the standard approach to care – dressings and compression therapy – made no difference to the speed of healing or the chance of ulcers coming back.
Stop the fluoridation of water
I WAS sorry to read in The Fiji Times Online (21/9) that Fiji is continuing with its water fluoridation program, despite it being completely discredited in most of the world as unethical, unscientific, costly ($1 million will be a drop in the ocean) and worst of all, injurious to the health.
Harvard Medical School researchers recently published a paper (Environmental Health Perspectives 20 July 2012) demonstrating a loss of an average 7 IQ points by children up to age 14 in fluoridated communities.
The loss is greater among poorer communities with lower nutritional standards.
I don’t believe anyone could deny the credibility of this university.
Other proven consequences include kidney disease, iodine deficiency leading to hyperthyroidism and brittle bones.
On top of all this, any benefit to the teeth in reducing cavities is statistically insignificant and more that offset by fluorosis staining and mottling the teeth. Please stop this program now and get your $1 million back.
PETER MACKINLAY Geelong
Read more facts on Fluoride~http://www.fluoridealert.org/articles/iq-facts/
Read even more ~ http://www.angelfire.com/az/sthurston/fluoride.html