Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Diet at the office, why not?

controllong our body weight is the same with mathematics. To reduce our weight, we have to burn much more calorie in our body.
so, when your activity just sitting in front of computer, rare to move your body plus "hobby" eat snack, it will be very difficult for you to loss your calorie from the body. It can be imagined what would happen in next 2-3 years, it isn't? so, if you dont wanna nightmare come true, here are steps that you should do at working time.

1. Snack
many people love to snack and sitting in front of the computer. If you are one of them, just becareful. it will better you take fruits and fresh vegetables plus tomatoes ketchup from your home. it is advised not to place snack above the table, but you can keep it in unseenable place so you wont get temptated. if that strategy doesnt work, you can take enough portion.

2. enough drink
with healthy food, dont forget to drink mineral water, at least 8 glasses during working time. place glasses and bottle of mineral water above the table.

3. manage your lunch time
manage you luch time, you can eat part of your lunch meal at 11.30, an for about 3.00 pm if you feel so hungry, you can finish your lunch meal. arrange your lunch time to avoid excessive eat. it will better if you take your lunch meal grom home because you can control your portion exactly how many calorie that you have consumed.

4. limit the portion
by preparing lunch meal portion, you can control meal portion. you have to know portion for preparing meal. such as, one ons of meat for about thumbs finger.etc

5. Move
move your body although just couple moments. stand up from your chair and move around anytime you can do it.

here are several suggestion

1. go to lunch in restaurant or cafe that the distance is not to near from office by walking, dont drive a car
2. if it necessary, you can talk to your friend at office than sending an email or just calling.
3. park your car not to near by enter door
4. arrange your sport time. and it means that you have to always do that.
5. place the trash far away from your desk so that you need to walk to throw away the trash.

6.take the sport
move your body before and after working to balance your body that need some move because you always sitting in front of computer. if your office not to far from your home, it will better if you go home and go to the office by walking. do fitness after working.

7. invite your partner
invite your partner to do diet together. so you can give support during working time, eating halthy food together and doing fitness together.

8. you can try to form a group of fitness and gym or diet group at your office.

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Translatin from job vacancy, you must know

if you read job vacancy in newspaper, pamflet, magazine etc, try to understand it carefully, every word that have been written as a condition of jobseeker. here are free translation from several sentence.

1. required young staff, experient is not absolute
means : it is required young staff that prepare to given salary below the standar.
2. love challenges
means : you will face difficult job or exercise where no one in that company could hel finish and find the solution.
3. You have your own vehicle
means : company dont have enough money to prepare vehicle and operational transportation fee
4. Have driving licence
means: prepare to double role as a driver hihiihi...or doing some marketing job.
5. live not to far from company
means : prepare to go around to the office, dont care it is midnight, vacation day etc
6. have wide knowledge
means : field of job offered is not too specific.
7. required men or women
means: if they have equal capability, then the company will choose women
8. spend training time for about 3 months
means : it is the time for company to test you and if you pass this training, then the company will hire you.
9. want to work with deadline
means : the company already have a project that have to finish and ready to work daya and night.
10. want to work with contratc
means : the company just need you meanwhile.
11. honestly
means : the company need honestly in working.
12. can work in team
means : ready to teach matery to others employee that havent known that matery
13. ready to place out town
means : get a new lige in a new neighbourhood

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Monday, January 26, 2009

To many coffee can make us hallucination

Please check, if you have friend or brother that admit they were seeing a ghost or hear something mystical, you can ask them, are they a coffe cholik or not. Based on experiment at England, people who drink in great quantities of coffee tendent easier to get hallucination effect.

Scientist from Dunham University conclude that, people who drink more than seven cup of instant coffee in a day tendent to three fold easier get hallucination than people that only drink one cup of coffee in a day. The conclusion made after they took surveys 200 university students regarding daily consumtion of coffee and their experient in seeing mystical.

"This is a starting step to learn factors that connected with hallucination widely" Said Simon Jones, leader of that experiment. He said that the previously experiments, knowm that pressure, like a childhood trauma, is connecting with hallucination.
James said that, connection between coffee and hallucination may be connet with hormon cortisol. hallucination apprear when body to many produce hormon cortisol. The hormon is made by somebody when they get stress. Cafein consumption also cause producing that hormon.
However,James said that, the connection is not irreversible. whether caffein cause hallucination, the effect maybe not big as a psycology factor. beside that, nt only coffee that caused hallucination, the others is tea, coffee and beverage that contain high cafein. Direct experiment is needed to count connection between caffein adn efect hallucination.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Eyes of Cat

Wanna know more about your cat's eyes?
let's check together

Part of cat's eye
1. sheath of top eyes
2. Membrane Nictitan. sheath of third eyes : in normal condition is invisible. it it clearly visible like cover all off eyes, it means one of the sign of dehidration.

3. Sheath of bottom eyes
4. Sclera : the part of eyeball, the color is white
5. pupil : it function for managing light come into the eyes.
6. Iris : the part of cat's eyes containing color pigent.

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Black Bean Soup Recipe

A great bean soup recipe for a lazy fall or winter weekend.

* Meal Type: Soup
* Ethnicity: American
* Holiday Category: N/A
* Preparation Time: More than 1 day


* 3/4 lb. black beans
* 1 1/2 qt. cold water
* 2 oz. salt pork (optional)
* 3/4 lb. hamhock or bone of smoke ham
* 1 lg. onion, chopped
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 2 green peppers, chopped
* 1/2 c. bacon drippings or olive oil
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 tbsp. salt
* 1/8 tsp. oregano
* 1/4 c. vinegar


1. Wash beans. Soak overnight.
2. Add salt pork, ham hock and simmer over low heat.
3. Saute onions, garlic, green pepper in bacon drippings until tender. Add to beans. Season with bay leaves, salt and oregano. Simmer until beans are tender and thick, approximately 3 hours. Add vinegar just before serving.
4. Serve over rice with finely chopped onion on top.

source : www.foodclassics.com

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Almond Muffins Recipe

Amaretto helps bring out the nutty flavor in these Almond Muffins.

* Meal Type: Muffins
* Ethnicity: American
* Holiday Category: N/A
* Preparation Time: 15-30 minute


* 1 cup self-rising flour
* 1/4 cup granulated sugar
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 tablespoon amaretto
* 1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
* Sifted confectioners� sugar


1. Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
2. Combine remaining ingredients except for confectioners' sugar; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spoon into greased and floured 1 1/2-inch muffin pans, filling about two-thirds full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
3. Remove from pans; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
4. Yields 2 1/2 dozen.

source : www.foodclassics.com

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Dog, cat, and healthy

for a pets lover, always accompanied by dog or cat absoloutely a lovely thing. however, do you know that having pets have benerfit more than as a friend ?
since 1880, many studies connecting contribution dog and cat to health improvement. This study showing that people who have dog and cats as pet have live expectation higher after attacked some disease, rare go to doctor, more healthy both of phisically and pcycology in their old age.

a study representated at annual assosiation stroke american meeting in 2008, showing that cats lover have little possibility dead because of heart attack or stroke.

dog is good for :
1. repairing your mood. More than 80 percent dog owner report that they feel happier.
2. become a new friend and invite a lot of friend : scientists from england found that dog owner meet and make a relationship with new people when they were walking around with their dog.
3. reduce their weight . a study from Missouri university showing that, walking with dog regurarly can reduce weight until 7 kgs per year.

Cats good for:
1. Make you relaks . many cats owner say that cat make them relaks.
2. Keeping your heart. a study recently showing that death rate cats owner caused by heart attack is 40 percent lower than them who dont have cat. scientist from columbia university showing that children who have cat as their pets have higher immunity.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fun Facts About Wedding and Honeymoon

Greek and Roman Community used mixed of white onion, medical plants,and grain to make bouquet for wedding ceremonial. White onion is trusted to defend evil spirit, medical plant or grain is make sure that this wedding is usefull for both of groom and bride. Moreover,Polandian spread a bit of sugar at flower bouquet to keep groom and bride's temperament.

wedding cake always have an important role in every wedding ceremony. Ancient roman drop wedding cake at head of groom as a symbol of fertility and prospeous. Meanwhile,
many culture believe that dropping wheat and flour at head of groom and then eat cake remnants together will be bring luck.
In the middle century, guests bring a little cake and stacked on a table. groom and bride should kiss that cake for luck.

early, groom didnt wear white gown. In the 18 century, most of them wear their best gown for the wedding. Red is a favoutite colour in the middle century at Europe. The other colors used to have a certain symbol, such as blue means tenacious and green means a young spirit. and after that, white is used as a symbol of purity. and until now, white is always used, evenmore for second wedding.

first kiss in the end of wedding ceremony between groom and bride have an important meaning since many years ago. Many culture believe that, kissing is exchange both of spirit and soul between groom and bride by their breath

After marriage, bride will bring his groom to a place where family and bestfriend can not find them. They will live for one periode (moon) in that place and drink mead, wine made by honey to add their romance. from that even, honeymoon is come from.

ring actually wore at middle finger in the left hand because this pulse is believed straight to the heart.

Throwing Rice
one of tradition in wedding is spread rice come from hindu and ancient china's culture. from this culture, rice is symbol of prospeus.

mystery and romance always come with uses of face veil at groom. early, veil is used to hide groom from kidnaper. romance interpretation appear when veil hidding face the groom more valuable. veil is a symbol of young and virginity.

Night Fun
average, 78 percents of women having sexs at their first night. however, if you become the rest 22 percents, dont worried, you can take a rest at that night and give suprises for your husband in the next morning.

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Are You Really Fit for Your Desired Job?

How often do you think about how fit you are for the job you’re applying for? Job searchers usually tend to act desperately and drop their CVs even for the positions they’re either less qualified or a complete mismatch. Almost all of us act in the same way and go out of our way in our efforts to acquire a well-paying job. But often our desperation turns into disappointment. Why is it so?

What actually happens is that we often apply for a job we’re neither qualified nor trained for. In other cases, our qualifications do not fully match with those required by the job. What we need is the realization that if we do not have what the job we’re applying for requires, we could just end up wasting time filling out application forms. The results are worse and being constantly turned down demoralizes us and we lose hope after a few attempts.

The first thing is to keep your qualification and interest in front of you and make sure that both complement each other. For instance, if you have a medical degree and are for a well-paying construction job, there’s no chance that you’ll get the job. And even if you accidently do get it, the chances of your survival in the job are very slim and you’ll soon see yourself failing to perform. On the other hand, if you have an engineering qualification, a construction job can be a perfect match for you. Needless to say, some jobs require more qualifications than others. For example, a sales job may need a certain level of experience, whereas becoming a doctor will obviously require several years of training to become successful. So, you need to think carefully about what area of work you want to go into before you start applying for any type of job at all.

Another common scenario is the job searcher has a very specific idea of what he likes to do, but is not sure which job would suit him best. For instance, you’re interested in making your career in writing, and you’re also very good at it, but you have no idea of how to live off writing. In this case, a career adviser can be of great help for you and can counsel you on how to transform your interest into your career.

In today’s time when the world has shrunk into a global village, finding a job abroad has become a matter of clicks. Professionals are switching to better career opportunities in different parts of the world. One of the best global locations for job search is Dubai for professionals from all fields. Jobs in Dubai are plentiful and some of the hottest jobs include management jobs, hotel jobs, construction and engineering jobs, teaching jobs and real estate jobs in Dubai. Jobs in real estate sector in Dubai are especially abundant owing to the sector’s rapid growth.

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How to Find Jobs & Get Hired Faster in a Recession

In any economy, you can find a job faster by doing three simple things:

1) Know the position you want, with absolute clarity, right down to the job title.
2) Know where you want to work, right down to the names of 10-20 ideal employers.
3) Use unconventional "guerrilla" tactics to get noticed -- and get hired.

Here are the stories of two people who did all the above -- and found great jobs -- right in the middle of the current recession.

1) Anyone for Coffee?

Janet FritzHuspen from St. Paul, Minnesota, landed a job after mailing coffee cups to area employers.

That's right -- coffee cups.

Here's what she did ...

FritzHuspen found jobs advertised online, then sent a box with a travel coffee mug, her resume and a cover letter inside. Her letter said, "I would like to meet you over coffee to discuss how I can benefit the ABC Corporation as your director."

"I sent the box via FedEx Ground, so I could track and know when they signed for it. I waited about 20 minutes after it arrived. Then, I called and said, ‘Hi. You just got my package!' and I went from there," she says.

FritzHuspen sent three coffee cups in two weeks. "I called and spoke with somebody at all three employers, and had a conversation with one hiring manager that resulted in an interview."

About two weeks later, FritzHuspen got the job!

Here are three ways to make this tactic work for you:

1. Find names and phone numbers of hiring managers on Google or Linkedin.com. Can't get a name? Call and ask the receptionist -- that's what Janet did. Then, she dropped the receptionist's name into the first sentence of her cover letter, by saying, "I spoke with Sally Smith today about …" This instantly established a rapport with the reader. Smart!

2. Save money on shipping by using FedEx Ground or UPS. Speed is less important than real-time delivery confirmation -- you want to call recipients right after they open your box. This makes an incredible first impression!

3. You can buy travel coffee mugs for under $5 at any department store. So, for about $15, including shipping, you can get on the radar of almost any hiring manager you want to meet. What would that worth be to you?

2) Smart Calling

Gilbert Fonseca from Pharr, Texas, got hired for an insurance sales position very quickly after doing something simple and direct: He called an employer that was expanding, introduced himself, and asked for an interview.

That sounds like cold calling, right? Wrong.

Fonseca did several smart things first, before calling his future boss.

Through research, Fonseca learned his target employer was expanding. And, thanks to his prior job, he knew all about one of their key competitors. A call to company headquarters produced the name and number of the local hiring manager.

"I called the hiring manager and introduced myself. He wasn't too eager to talk, but I did what any job seeker should do -- I sold myself," says Fonseca.

Here's what he said: "Good afternoon Mr. X, my name is Gilbert Fonseca, I live in Pharr, and I heard that you're coming to our area. I wanted to introduce myself and explain how I know about you -- I worked for one of your competitors in the past."

At this point, the hiring manager pushed back and tried to get rid of him. But Fonseca pressed on.

"I know how your products work and I have a big book of business I could bring with me," said Fonseca. This got the manager's attention -- who wouldn't want to hire someone who brings his own customers?

"That's pretty much where the conversation ended," said Fonseca, who got the names of other hiring managers and was told to call them.

No interviews resulted, so Fonseca pursued other leads. But two weeks later he got a call. "The hiring manager said that things had changed and I was asked to come in. I interviewed on Tuesday and had the job on Wednesday," he says.

Here are three things to keep in mind as you "smart call" for interviews:

1. Tell employers -- specifically -- what you've done before and can do again. Example: "I've saved more than $90,000 a year the last three years and can do the same for you." Do your homework and assign a dollar value to any time you've saved or money you've earned.

Alternately, drop the name of a competitor they hate, a client they'd love to have, or something valuable you can bring -- that's what Fonseca did. How can you help? Be specific!

2. Follow a script. It can ease your nerves to read from a piece of paper. Just be sure to practice until the words flow smoothly.

3. The worst that can happen when you call employers is … they say no. Nobody dies or goes to jail. But you may land a job interview. All you have to do is ask.

Chances are, you've never thought of sending coffee cups or "smart calling" employers. But these Guerrilla Job Search tactics work, as the stories above demonstrate.

Why not give them a try today?

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Premonition (2007)

Linda Hanson (Sandra Bullock) is a suburban housewife with two daughters. After driving her daughters to school one morning (Thursday), she arrives home to find a message on her answering machine from her husband Jim (Julian McMahon), referencing a conversation that they had a few days ago. However, his message is cut off by an incoming call. The doorbell rings and a police officer arrives saying that her husband died the previous day in a horrible car accident, on a certain road right around mile marker 220. Distraught and confused, her mom comes over to help out. She leaves her friend a message to call her back. Her mom says that she is tired and goes to sleep in the den.

The next morning (Monday), Linda wakes up and looks for her mom in the den, and her mom is not there. However, she sees her husband still alive. She believes that it the previous day's events were all a dream.

The following morning (Saturday), Linda wakes up at home and goes downstairs to see a wake for her husband. Linda notices that she has a bottle of Lithium pills prescribed by Dr. Roth. Again, she is very confused. She goes to the backyard and sees that her older daughter has cuts on her face, and no one at the funeral knows why the daughter has these cuts. They all go to the funeral, and Linda thinks that it might all be a hoax, so she demands that they open the casket, despite everyone's protests. She struggles with the coffin, and Jim's head rolls out. At the funeral, she sees a woman staring over at the procession. She goes to confront the woman, and the woman said that Linda and she talked the previous day. Linda says that she has never seen the woman before, and the woman drives off. Later in the evening, her family and friends have had a psychologist, Dr. Roth, come to commit Linda to an insane asylum. At the insane asylum, Linda overhears Dr. Roth mentioning to the on-staff doctor that Linda had called him on Tuesday saying that her husband would die the following day.

The next morning (Tuesday), she goes to see Dr. Roth, who she tells that her husband is going to die. She also tells him that Dr. Roth will prescribe a bottle of Lithium pills for her. Dr. Roth says that is precisely what he would diagnose for her. Linda then goes to visit her husband at work, and she asks her husband to take her and the kids away on a trip. Her husband says that he is very busy and says that they will talk about it later. Jim also introduces her to the mystery woman Claire from the funeral. She is the new assistant manager that Jim is working with. Linda suspects that Jim is having an affair. After her kids come home from school, Linda is upstairs, and her kids are downstairs. It starts to rain, and she shouts to the kids to grab the laundry drying on the laundry rack. Linda then realizes that this action might cause her daughter to end up with cuts, so she tries to stop her. However, her daughter does not listen and runs right through the glass patio door, ending up with cuts all over her face. Linda takes her to the hospital. Later that night, Jim blames Linda for the accident and calls Linda's mom to come over and help out with the kids. She draws up a calendar of the week's events, and realizes that she still needs to live through Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. Without showing him the calendar, she makes her husband promise her that if the next day is Wednesday, then make sure to wake her up.

On Friday, she confronts Claire about the affair with the husband. Claire says that they were going to have an affair but had not yet. Linda goes to the funeral home and makes the arrangements for a funeral for Saturday. She also finds out that her husband had just tripled the amount of insurance on Wednesday morning, right before his fatal car accident. Linda asks her friend Annie if the accident was not ultimately for the best, since his husband was about to break up their family anyway.

The next morning is Sunday, and she tells Jim to go out on a drive with the kids. He readily agrees. Linda visits her priest, who recounts several such premonitions starting from the 17th century. That night, she asks her husband why things cannot be between them as they used to be. It starts raining and lightning, and they run inside. Linda and Jim make love.

She finally wakes up on Wednesday morning, the day of the accident. Jim did not wake her up. Jim has dropped off his daughters at school, and then he went to his insurance agent to raise the payout on his life insurance. Linda runs to the car while trying to reach him on his cell phone but cannot reach him. Jim calls Claire to break off the affair. Jim then leaves the message for Linda on the home answering machine that was heard on Thursday at the beginning of the film. Meanwhile, Linda calls again and Jim interrupts his voice message. Jim tells her that he loves her. At this point, Linda can see Jim's car in the distance. Jim stops the car to wait for her to catch up. Soon, Linda realizes that Jim has stopped the car near mile marker 220, right where the accident was supposed to occur. She tells him to turn the car around. He does but is almost cut off by an oncoming car. He turns the car off again. Linda tells him to get out of there, but he is unable to either start the car or open the car door. An oncoming tanker truck fishtails and runs over the car, decapitating Jim. Then, the tanker explodes.

In the final scene, Linda wakes up again in her house. Linda and her daughters are moving that morning. Linda is visibly pregnant.

source : www.imdb.com

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Cat Door Installation Tips

Looking for ways to allow your cat to go in and out of your house safely? Tired of going back to your main door always to close it as your stubborn kitten keeps on opening it? The installation of cat doors is a good solution for you! A cat door is easy to install and the process of building one can be accomplished in less than a hour. All you need to have is a lot of patience. Read the cat door installation tips below.

Here is the step-by-step installation procedures of properly installing a cat door:

1. First, remove the door from hinges using a hammer and screwdriver.

2. Measure the belly height of your feline friend, then layout the measurement on the outside of your door.

3. Cut the desired cat door opening. You can draw a square or rectangle. The opening should be atleast 2-3 inches above the bottom of the door, and it needs to be about 2 inches larger than your largest cat.

4. Proceed to making a cat door frame. Measure the inside part of the opening. Construct an "L" shaped frame to fit the inside dimensions.

5. Use fasteners to secure frames to the cat door.

6. For an added flair to the cat door, put some colorful paint or finish to it.

7. The cat door installation end with putting a simple mini-curtain as cat barrier. You can use any fabrics for that, even old towels and curtains. Make sure that that the mini-curtain is 2 inches bigger than the opening of he cat door.

source : www.pet-articles.blogspot.com

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Brushing Your Pets' Teeth At Home

importance of Oral Care

According to the American Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. This can lead to even more serious health problems including heart, lung and kidney disease. Ensuring your pet receives proper dental care from an early age is critical.

In addition to oral examinations and dental cleanings performed by your veterinarian, there are several things you can do to ensure the mouth of your dog or cat stays healthy.

Brushing at Home

Brushing your pet's teeth daily helps prevent a multitude of oral and other health problems. It is best to introduce dental home care early with your new puppy or kitten. During your first veterinary visit, request a demonstration of how to properly and effectively brush your pet's teeth.

Below are step-by-step instructions on how to brush your pet's teeth at home.

1. Start with a healthy, comfortable mouth by having your veterinarian perform a dental cleaning. Existing problems may cause pain leading to an uncooperative dog or cat.
2. Start slowly by letting your pet become comfortable with you working inside their mouth with your finger. Gently rub along the gumline. Start at the front and move toward the back upper and then lower teeth and gums.
3. Pull his lip up to rub the outside of the teeth and gums.
4. Pull his head back gently to encourage him to open his mouth so you can clean the inside of his teeth.
5. Repeat on the opposite side of the mouth.
6. After your dog or cat becomes comfortable with your finger, place gauze over your finger and rub their teeth in a circular motion.
7. When your pet can handle the gauze, introduce a toothbrush during the next brushing session. It is important to make this switch because a bristled toothbrush cleans below the gumline where gauze or pads cannot reach.
8. Apply the bristles at a 45 degree angle to the surface of the tooth. Using small, circular motions, brush around the outside of the teeth ensuring the bristles get under the gumline. Brushing the sides of the teeth is not as important, as dogs and cats typically do not have tartar build-up between teeth like humans do.
9. Gradually add toothpaste designed for dogs or cats. Do not use people toothpaste or baking soda as both can upset your pet's stomach.
10. Place your hand over your pet's muzzle gently squeezing from the top.
11. Help keep your pet calm by praising your pet, speaking reassuringly and keeping the brushing sessions short. Remember, you will not always have a perfect teeth brushing session, but it's important to be consistent and keep trying.

Other Considerations for a Healthy Mouth

Hard food and teeth cleaning biscuits can help keep your pet's mouth clean in between brushings.

You should also be sure to regularly examine your pet's mouth for signs of periodontal disease. Brownish teeth, consistently bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums and pus between the teeth and gums are all warning signs. If your dog or cat has these symptoms, consult your veterinarian.

source : www.pet-articles.blogspot.com
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Enchanted (2007)

Giselle (Amy Adams) lives in the blissful, traditional animated world of Andalasia, where animals are talkative companions and musical interludes punctuate every interaction. She dreams of her true love and as she sings about true love's kiss to her chipmunk friend Pip (voiced by Jeff Bennett) and other forest animals, Prince Edward (James Marsden) hears her voice in the forest and rescues her from a troll. Giselle and Edward become engaged to be married the next day. Edward's stepmother, Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), disguises herself as an old hag and pushes Giselle into a magic portal to the modern world in order to keep her stepson single and thus remain queen.

Giselle emerges in the live-action world of New York City and meets Robert Philip (Patrick Dempsey), a divorce lawyer who reluctantly decides to help her find her way home. He allows her to stay at his apartment despite believing that she is crazy and worrying about the safety of his young daughter Morgan (Rachel Covey). To Robert's surprise, Giselle invites animals in the city - rats and other vermin - to help her clean his apartment, and constructs a dress using material cut from his curtains. Robert reaches the end of his patience when Giselle causes a fight between him and his soon-to-be-fiancée, Nancy (Idina Menzel), and a scene at his office because of her naivety.

He decides to part with Giselle at Central Park, but rejoins her after seeing her give the money he gave her to an old woman. During their walk through Central Park, Giselle questions Robert on how he displays his affection for Nancy and spontaneously starts the musical production number "That's How You Know" with everyone in the park performing with her. Giselle helps Robert reconcile with Nancy by sending an apology on Robert's behalf, along with tickets to the King's and Queen's Ball.

Meanwhile, Queen Narissa's henchman Nathaniel (Timothy Spall) follows Edward and Pip, who have journeyed to New York to save Giselle. They stop at a motel, where Nathaniel questions himself and his relationship with Narissa after watching a soap opera. He sneaks out to give Giselle a poisoned apple. Pip (voiced by Kevin Lima in the modern world) is unable to speak in this world and has a frustrating time alerting the Prince of the minion's intentions. When Nathaniel fails twice to poison Giselle, only to be stopped by Pip, Narissa becomes infuriated.
As Giselle and Robert spend more time together, Giselle discovers that the world is more complicated than she realized, while Robert is affected by her optimism and idealism. Edward continues to look for Giselle and eventually finds her at Robert's apartment. While Edward is eager to take Giselle home, they go on a date around New York at her insistence. To Nancy's chagrin, Giselle and Edward attend the King's and Queen's Ball. After Nancy and Edward pair off to dance, Giselle dances with Robert. During their dance, Giselle realizes that Robert is her true love. Unbeknownst to them, Narissa has traveled to New York from Andalasia. She disguises as the old hag again and successfully poisons Giselle, but is stopped by Edward before she could escape with Giselle.

A remorseful Nathaniel confesses his deeds and reveals that the spell has to be broken before midnight for Giselle to live. Robert revives Giselle with a true love's kiss, but Narissa uses the distracting moment to break free. She transforms into a dragon, declaring that she is going to kill them all. Narissa snatches Robert and lures Giselle to the top of the Woolworth Building. With help from Pip, the Narissa dragon falls from the roof to her death, exploding in a fury of dark energies. Giselle catches Robert, and they manage to keep themselves from falling off the roof.

Nancy leaves with Edward to Andalasia and marries him. Robert and Giselle open up a boutique, where they are assisted by both humans and animals. Both Nathaniel and Pip become successful authors in the modern world and Andalasia respectively. The last scene shows Giselle, Robert, and Morgan playing together and living happily ever after as a family.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Healthy Bean Salad Recipes and They are Perfect for Diabetics (includes Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipe)

Beans are nutrious, healthy, versatile, and make great salads. Legumes and beans are an important part of a diabetic diet, especially garbanzo beans or chickpeas as they are sometimes called. Below is a great recipe for a Garbanzo Bean Salad with a great yogurt dressing. This salad is not your usual salad and is a perfect salad to serve your family and friends. You will no doubt have many requests for your recipe.

This is a great salad choice for diabetics as well as anyone. The other recipe is for a Bean and Bacon Salad. This recipe is a salad featuring green beans and bacon. It is also diabetic friendly with its use of boiled eggs, bacon, and healthy olive oil. Both of these salads are sure to spark your interest and your taste buds.


2 cups finely shredded carrot

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced bell pepper

1 1/2 cups chopped plum tomatoes

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

2 cans (15 1/2-oz each) cans garbanzo beans, drained

12 cups salad greens

In a large bowl, combine carrots, bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, and beans. Pour 1/2 cup of Yogurt Dressing (recipe follows) over carrot mixture and toss gently to coat. To serve place 2 cups of salad greens on a plate. Drizzle greens with 1 tbsp of the yogurt dressing. Top with 1 1/3 cups of the vegetable mixture.

Makes 6 servings


1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp curry powder

1/4 tsp salt, optional

1/2 tsp bottled minced garlic

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

8-oz plain fat-free yogurt

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients using a whisk.


2 cans (16 oz each) whole green beans, drained

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup vinegar

1/4 tsp salt, optional

1/4 tsp black pepper

4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1/4 cup light mayonnaise

1 tsp prepared mustard

2 tsp vinegar

dash of salt, optional

4 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled

paprika for garnish

Combine beans, onions, olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/4 tsp salt, and pepper. Toss mixture lightly; cover and refrigerate.

Mix eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, 2 tsp vinegar, and dash of salt. Just before serving, drain chilled bean mixture, add the bacon and toss well. Place each serving on a lettuce leaf. top with a spoonful of the egg mixture and sprinkle with paprika for garnish.

Yield: 6 servings


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The favorite meal of all dieters alike is a Sandwich. Satisfying and filling, it seems to be the perfect alternative to a fatty burger or a steak. But is it really helping you cut down calories or are you simply substituting one type of unhealthy meal for another?

Here are some reasons why your sandwich may not be as healthy as you think it is:

1. White bread isn't a healthy option, especially for diabetics. In fact, you will be more likely to continue having belly fat because body is not receiving proper nutrition.

2. The choice of meats added to your sandwich can easily match up with a chicken-fry of hamburger and fries.

3. Beneath the bread, it's a whole lot of cheeses which can total to half the amount of your day's worth of calories.

4. Sandwiches are usually overstuffed and serve as a complete meal stuffed between slices of bread. Most of the time, the stuffing is twice the serving size recommended by food experts and at times, it is more than the recommended servings for an entire day.

5. Coming to the spreads, did you know that one single tablespoon of mayonnaise has 12 grams. And we are supposed to limit our fat to 65 grams a day.

6. You must have seen dieters going in for Tuna salad sandwiches but you can never be more wrong with a choice than this one. A Tuna salad sandwich, with nearly a quarter cup of mayonnaise, is almost 20 times fattier than a Chicken breast sandwich.

So what do you do to make your 'Sandwich Diet' work?

1. Start with eliminating mayonnaise altogether. Mustard makes for a better option anytime.

2. Choose lean meats. The leanest lunch meats are turkey, chicken breast and roast beef.

3. Trade in your favorite tuna salad sandwich for a chicken breast on multigrain bread for a healthier option.

4. Even when choosing turkey, go for the breast and reduce two thirds of the fat.

5. Eliminate multiple layers of fat on your sandwich. If you have to have ham, skip the cheese. If you can't do without cheese, order a plain cheese sandwich instead.

6. Substitute white bread with whole grain breads.

7. Try making your own sandwiches using lean meats, whole grain bread, mustard, veggies and lesser amounts of fats. It takes 10 minutes to put it together, keeps your diet successful and saves you a whole lot of money.

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So You Want a Cat or Kitten?

A cat or kitten makes a very worthwhile pet, providing that it is properly cared for. If you have taken, or are about to take a stray or rescued feline into your home, then you are actively helping such organisations as The Cats Protection League in their work. There are many more such cats than there are homes available. Before you take on the responsibility of owning a cat or kitten please think carefully about what it will involve.

* Cost of feeding and veterinary treatment (including the cost of vaccinations and neutering).

* Making time for play, grooming and companionship.

* Being prepared to accept that it may catch birds and other prey.

* Ensuring adequate arrangements for when you are away from home.

* Making sure your cat or kitten will not become a nuisance to neighbours.


Kittens are old enough to leave their mother at eight weeks.

A pretty, lively kitten can be an attractive proposition. Remember, however, that he or she will become a cat after six months perhaps for the next 14 years. A kitten should be yours for life!


One female cat can, in five years, be responsible for some 20,000 descendants and many of these must inevitably become homeless, with a life that offers only misery, hunger and disease. I strongly recommend neutering of all cats not required for breeding in order to keep down the number of strays.

Both male and female cats can be neutered at six months or older (please be guided by your vet). In the case of the male, a simple routine operation only is involved. The female requires a longer operation which, although routine, usually necessitates a return to the veterinary surgery after seven to ten days for the removal of stitches.

Neutering produces a much more satisfactory and enjoyable pet. A neutered male should refrain from spraying about the house and leaving an unpleasant smell; he should also be disinclined to wander or to fight. It is not correct that a female cat should be allowed, on humane grounds, to have one litter before neutering.


No matter how well we provide for our felines in terms of warmth, safety, companionship and health care, the one thing that finally attracts and binds a cat is the food we provide. Throughout his life a cat will have a variety of of dietary needs according to its age and state of health. A cat who does not receive a balanced and varied diet may well move elsewhere!



Cats are great preservers of energy and spend about two thirds of their life asleep. Provide a basket or cardboard box, raised from the floor to exclude draughts and line it with a small blanket.

Give a kitten a chance to sleep for a good deal of the day. Remember, he is a young animal, not a toy and children should be taught to respect him as such and allow him to sleep.


Cats are naturally clean animals but a new kitten needs to be shown what is required. Provide a litter tray, filled with commercial cat litter (the wood-based litter is flushable). Keep it in the same place, easily accessible to the kitten, and make sure it is cleaned regularly. Take the kitten to the tray after meals and on waking up from sleep. If there is access to a garden, introduce him to it gradually and he will soon learn to make his own toilet arrangements.


Contrary to popular belief, it is quite wrong to pick up a cat or kitten by the scruff of his neck; this can damage the muscles. Hold the cat or kitten with one hand under the chest and with the rest of his weight supported by your other hand. Kittens particularly must be handled gently as their bones are fragile.


Regular grooming of your cat is advised, especially for long-haired cats. Brushing and combing will remove loose hair, dirt and dust and the occasional flea that he may pick up. Grooming also helps to prevent fur-balls which can be harmful and form in the cat's stomach when he constantly licks loose fur. Daily grooming also ensures time devoted exclusively to your cat, which is important with today's frantic pace of life. Your cat can be forgotten amidst the many other demands on your time.


All cats need exercise and, to keep your cat fit and to protect your furniture, a scratching post is a good investment; alternatively, you might bring in a log or make a scratching board to help your cat to keep his claws sharpened. This will assist him to flex his muscles and to shed old claw sheaths. Scratching posts also enable the cat to mark his territory as a scent is deposited (undetectable by humans) through his claws - this makes him feel at home and usually stops the need for him to do this on the furniture.

Toys, such as table tennis balls, cat-mint mice or a cotton reel, are usually acceptable and keep him active.

Fresh air and sunshine are necessary to us all and, if your cat or kitten is confined to a flat without an enclosed balcony, fit a wire frame into one window to admit air and sunshine without the risk of his falling from a height.

White cats however are very susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun and should be kept out of it as much as possible especially during the hours when it is most damaging.

It is unsafe to allow cats out on narrow ledges or open roofs several floors above the street. Many animals are injured and killed every year through lunging at a bird or butterfly and missing their footing. It is not true that a cat will 'always land on its feet'.


Cats should never be shut out at night. Apart from the callousness of picking him up from a warm, comfortable snooze on the hearth rug and putting him out in the cold, there are the risks of road accidents and stealing. Most road accidents to cats take place during the hours of darkness. Cat stealing, unfortunately, does go on and mostly at night. Keep your cat safely in at night and provide him with a litter tray.

You never own a cat!

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

The secret of Women who has big salary.

Five women who has big salary share their secret with you.
1. Be your self
Indra Nooyi, a woman from India who become director in Pepsi Coorporation and one of woman director who has highest salary, never scared for being herself. when she took her first job interview, she was wearing an indian traditional dress, called Sari. Until now, she still wearing Sari in company events.

2. Name is a brand, so keep it.
" I am so carefull of a brand, more over, if there is my name in that brand. Said Rachel ray, chef with highest salary. Good brand ofcourse have good reputation. How to approach it? being profesional, so that it will take to a good reputation.
3. Abandon people who jealous to us.
Dont to care of a bad voice that can block your step to the next success. " I dont think that everyone will like to everything that i habe been done " said Beyonce knowless, a top musician in USA.
4. Support from our spouse
aphorism said that " behind a great man, there is a great woman". so the opposite. Support from our family, especially spouse is needed. Said Sallie Krawcheck, executive who has a highest salary in wall street.
5. Keep your position.
" When i was tried so hard to be the best in tennis, i dont said i wanna be a second.I told myself, i wanna be the first" Said maria Sharapova, Tennis atlet.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The nanny Diaries (2007)

“The Nanny Diaries” tells the story of the emotional and often humorous journey of Annie Braddock (Johansson), a young woman from a working-class neighborhood in New Jersey, struggling to understand her place in the world. Fresh out of college, she gets tremendous pressure from her nurse mother to find a respectable position in the business world although Annie would prefer to trade in her blackberry for an anthropologist's field diary.

Through a serendipitous meeting, Annie ends up in the elite and ritualistic culture of Manhattan's Upper East Side -- as remote from Annie's suburban New Jersey upbringing as life in an Amazon tribal village. Choosing to duck out of real life, Annie accepts the position as a nanny for a wealthy family, referred to as simply "the X's." She quickly learns that life is not very rosy on the other side of the tax bracket, as she must cater to the every whim of Mrs. X (Linney) and her precocious son Grayer, while attempting to avoid the formidable Mr. X (Giamatti). Life becomes even more complicated when Annie falls for a gorgeous neighbor of the X’s (Evans) who she nicknames Harvard Hottie, and is forced to explore what she wants to do with her life.

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Best Food Diet to Lower Cholesterol

People have to eat in order to have energy to do certain things. Some are able to make three or four trips to the buffet table while others are satisfied after one round. In any case, the type of food brought to the plate could be healthy or harmful and the choice is really up to the person.

Those who love to eat red meat and other dishes that are fatty or oil are at risk of getting sick. This isn’t diarrhea but something worse which could be life threatening because of the amount of bad cholesterol that is being taken into the body.

The high levels of cholesterol in the body are happening more often now than ever before. This is because of the variety of food offered now in the grocery and in restaurants. The person can still recover from this by eating foods that are not high in saturated fats.

Is there one food product that can be called the best to lower cholesterol? The answer is no because a well balanced diet must come from all the food groups.

Instead of drinking full cream milk or mixing this with cornflakes or whole grain, it is best to use non fat milk instead. The taste is almost the same is much healthier than the regular brand bought in the supermarket.

Instead of having steak when having a cookout or picnic, this should be changed with lean meats instead. These things don’t have that much fat in the center or in the edges and taste just as good as the big slab served with mash potatoes.

The healthiest thing to have either for lunch and dinner is food that comes from the ocean. This can be fish or shellfish that is known to carry Omega 3, which is very effective in lowering the levels of cholesterol in people.

Eating a candy bar or a slice of cake doesn’t see so bad but these things are rich in fat. Those who need to fill the stomach with something should try nuts or fruits instead. These products are rich in fiber as well as have vitamins and minerals that are healthier to consume.

In each meal, the person must not forget to add some fruits in the plate. A salad works best or having a few carrots or potatoes as a side dish. There must always be a balance whenever the individual decides to have meat or fish.

Chicken is not good if this is fried. Those who want to eat it for a change can still do as long as the skin has been removed. This can also be steamed which is a healthier way of cooking it before this is served in a plate.

There are many ways to cook the food mentioned. The individual can get a cookbook or download some recipes from the Internet to be able to come up with something delicious and at the same time lower one’s cholesterol levels.

If following the instructions are hard, there are always shows on television that teach homemakers and other people the basics into cooking something fat free which is good for the diet.

It is never too late to make some lifestyle and changes in order to live a longer and healthier life.

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Romantic Wedding Touches

As a wedding planner, Bernadette Chapman has experienced a vast array of strange and wonderful wedding themes, but one of the factors common to all the most appealing weddings is a healthy dose of good old-fashioned romance. Hearts, cherubs and red roses are the obvious choices for those who want an all-out romantic theme, but if you’re looking for additional inspiration, here are some of Bernadette’s ideas for tugging at your guests’ heartstrings:

1. Personalise your ceremony by writing your own vows or asking a friend to read a meaningful poem or passage at the service. This can often make for some of the most touching moments of your wedding day.
Ask guests to write a message of love, advice or inspiration and post it through a sealed decorated box

2. If you are marrying in church, ask whether you can perform the unity-candle rite. This American tradition is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Prior to the ceremony, a single large ‘unity’ candle and two slimmer tapers are placed in holders and arranged near the wedding altar. After the exchange of vows and rings, two trusted guests – one representing each side of the family (usually the bride’s mother and the groom’s mother) – come forward and light the two individual tapers. The bride and groom take each take one of these lit tapers and use them to light the single large unity candle to symbolise their new life together.

3. Ask your married guests to bring a photo of themselves from their own wedding day, and pin all the photos on a special board at the reception. This will cause people to recall their own romantic times and make them feel involved in the celebration.

4. If space is tight on your tables, use your favours as a romantic-looking centrepiece. Small pots of roses each tied with a ribbon and a personalised tag look gorgeous when clustered on a mirror centrepiece or surrounding a candelabra.

5. Ask guests to write a message of love, advice or inspiration and post it through a sealed decorated box. The box can be kept safe by a trusted friend to be handed back to you on your first anniversary, when you can read all the special messages while enjoying a glass of champagne.

6. Book a calligrapher to write out some well-known romantic poems, then frame these and put them in the middle of your tables, surrounded by tea lights, ivy and roses.

7. If your wedding venue will allow it, scatter pink rose petals on the bridal path. In primitive times, this was done to protect newlyweds from evil spirits. If your reception is in a marquee, scatter rosebuds or lavender seeds to produce a sweet scent noticeable to guests the minute they walk in.

8. Venue permitting, ask for a small room to be set aside for you and your partner – perhaps with champagne and chocolates on standby – and arrange a time to meet your other half there alone. This gives you some precious moments to savour your wedding day together without being interrupted by Aunty Mavis. hhihihihihi :)

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

10 The most misterious and exotic places in the whole world

Our world full of mysterious places that hide their secret. Ancient castle, statue or sacred temple, the hidden land, and many more places that deserve to get attention from us who love to travel. Lets start our adventure from one object to another.

1. Paskah island,
this island locate between Tahiti and Chili, and get international popularity because of its colossal statue that very amazing form a human faces. Every statue have 14 feet high, weight for about 14 kg and made from vulcanic stone,and it is made by Rapa Nui community. Until now, haven't known yet how can this statue made by technology owned by that community. there are many teories explain where is that statue come from and the meaning, include one of them is a fantastic theory which tell that that statue is made by UFO. But until now,the truth from all of theories existed haven't revealed yet. can you reveal it?
2. Egypt
is one of the most misterious and miraulous places in the earth. Located in north africa, this country have more than 80 pyramid which separated across of Nil river. Each of pyramid is approach 100 meter high and made by gyant stone weight approach to 100 tonnes. Until now, the legend of Pyramid still invite many new gossips, new myth and belief is appear. The highes pyramid is Cheops Pyramid. All of pyramid constructed by placing one stone to another stone. Didn't found glue, nail etc at pyramid.
3. Bermuda Triangle
in this triangle contains of seven huge islands and 150 little islands. this triangle also called evil triangle. Every high technology tools and every navigation tools can not working well in this place. No one knows why and how can avoid it could happen.
4. Antartic
is unfriendly plate to lived. So many changes and phenomens that until now is still being a big secret for anyone of us. Antartic also habe many misteries, from 14 millions km continent covered by snow and ice with thickness between 2000 until 4800 m, there is an island that very dry and its called " dry valley without snow"
5. Xinjian
in this city, there is an abandoned territory called " Moguicheng" or devil city. Couple castle in Moguicheng make an unclearly weird voices where is it come from.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

What Happen in Vegas (2008)

in New York City, high-strung stockbroker Joy (Cameron Diaz) is dumped by her fiancee at his surprise birthday she threw for him in front of all their friends, and easy-going carpenter Jack (Ashton Kutcher) is fired from his job by his father. Both become emotionally distraught and travel to Las Vegas with their best friends. They meet by chance when they are given the same hotel room because of a computer error.

After clearing up the misunderstanding and receiving and upgraded rooms and coupons to various clubs, they party and drink together and Joy and Jack end up getting married. The next morning, they realize it was a mistake and decide to divorce. Before they do so, Jack uses a quarter Joy gave him in a slot machine. He hits a $3,000,000 USD jackpot and Joy reminds Jack they are married and is entitled to some of the money. The couple returns to New York, where they attempt to divorce. Their judge (Dennis Miller) declares that the couple cannot divorce until they attempt to co-exist for six months, while attending weekly sessions with a marriage counselor (Queen Latifah). If they work at the marriage but still want to divorce after six months, each will be permitted to keep half the winnings from Las Vegas. If either party does not cooperate, their fortune will be tied up in litigation by the judge. The newlyweds devise more and more cunning schemes to undermine one another such as, Jack telling Joy that their counseling session is canceled to prove she's not committed, and Joy inviting hot girls to their apartment to try to get Jack to cheat on her. They do this to keep the others share. At Joy's job retreat, Jack and Joy ironically find themselves developing an unexpected sexual attraction to one another and they soon realize that being with each other has brought out the best in both of them.[1]. After they get back from Vegas, it's time for the judge to decide what happens to the money. On her way to the hearing, Joy sees her ex-fiance Mason (Jason Sudeikis), and he tells her that he wants her back. He gives her back the engagement ring and tells her that she is good enough for him. This is what Joy told Jack earlier in the movie. Joy realizes that Jack set her up to get back with him, therefore cheating on him and letting Jack keep the money. Joy walks away from Mason and goes to the hearing. At the hearing, their marriage counselor testifies that the couple truly tried to work on their marriage. The judge decides that they each get 1.5 million dollars, taking away taxes and the bills Joy had run up and Jack had spent on his new woodworking business. Joy tells the judge she doesn't want any money, and gives the engagement ring to Jack, telling him she officially doesn't want anything from him. Jack realizes she knows that he talked to Mason. Joy ends up getting the promotion, but tells her boss that she would rather be happy doing nothing than doing something she hated and being miserable. This is exactly what Jack told Joy earlier in the movie. The next scene is of Jack talking to his parents, and them telling him that it looked like he and Joy were actually in love. Realizing his mistake, he goes to find her friend Tipper to find out where she is. Tipper tells Jack that she quit her job - a fact she seems quite disgruntled by - and that nobody knows where she is. He has a suspicion that she has gone to a beach (Fire Island, New York) that she told him about, the only place that makes her feel truly happy. Jack asks her to be his wife (again) and she says yes. The movie ends with Jack telling her he hit the jackpot.

During the credits, but after the movie officially ends, there's a scene showing what really happened when Jack and Joy got married while intoxicated in Vegas. About 20 seconds further into the credits, there's yet another scene where Tipper exacts her revenge plan on Mason by waiting at his door and punching him in the crotch.

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Good Luck Chuck (2007)

The movie begins in 1985 in a flashback scene where Chuck (Connor Price) entered a closet with a goth girl named Anisha (Sasha Pieterse) but refused to have any sexual contact with her while playing seven minutes in heaven at a friend's boy/girl party. In retaliation for having no interest in her, Anisha placed a curse (hex) on him: every single woman he sleeps with will break up with him and meet her soul mate.

Twenty-two years later, Chuck (Dane Cook), now in his thirties, is running a dentist practice in the same building as his best friend Stu (Dan Fogler), a plastic surgeon. Chuck finds himself unable to tell women he loves them. This leads to an eventual breakup, but soon leads to his ex-girlfriend getting married. At one such wedding, Chuck becomes enamored with Cam Wexler (Jessica Alba), a sometimes clumsy girl who nevertheless appears quite friendly. Chuck tries to ask Cam out on a date, but she gently refuses him.

While working at her habitat for Gentoo penguins, Cam accidentally slips and breaks her tooth. Having Chuck's card in hand, she calls him and he agrees to work on her tooth. After the dental treatment, he asks her to go out with him instead of paying him, but she declines. During the time that Chuck still has eyes for Cam, Stu starts to become convinced that there's something peculiar about Chuck's pattern of girls getting married as soon as he has sex with them. This is only compounded when an article on a dating site tells of Chuck's prowess. Stu eventually convinces Chuck to embrace the (now many) women who visit his practice, arguing that there's nothing better than having a bunch of guilt-free sex. However, after having sex with a bunch of women, Chuck wants to stop and have a serious relationship with Cam. He goes to Cam's workplace to try and ask her out again. She's reluctant to go out with him, but she eventually agrees. They soon develop a strong relationship with each other, that is until Cam tries to have sex with him. Immediately before having sex with Cam, Chuck is informed by Stu that each of the women Chuck slept with has gotten married. Worried that the same thing will happen to Cam, he leaves her.

Worried that the curse is real, Chuck maintains a relationship with Cam via frequent phone conversations. Stu reluctantly convinces Chuck to date and sleep with an extremely overweight and ugly woman called Eleanor Skepple to see if she'll get married afterwards. Chuck tries to get Stu to ask out Eleanor after the deed to see if they get married, hoping that the curse will prove to be false. However, Stu chickens out and only pretends to ask Eleanor out. He tells Chuck that he went out with her and was not going to propose to her. Chuck then runs to Cam's house and has sex with her. Stu ends up telling Chuck that he only pretended to ask out Eleanor. Chuck is now convinced that Cam wants to go out with the author of a book about penguins, whom Cam has raved about. Chuck attempts to track down the girl who placed the curse on him when they were kids. Now a happily married woman with a child, the former goth girl tells Chuck that the curse wasn't meant to be real. Still convinced that Cam will date and eventually marry the book author, Chuck tries desperately to get Cam's attention and ask her to marry him. His attempts, though, cause Cam to become convinced he's stalking her and she breaks up with him.

Now deciding to let fate take its course, Chuck puts Cam in touch with the book author, and the two seem to connect instantly (notably, the book author at times appears to be as clumsy as Cam). Stu visits Chuck and convinces him to chase after Cam, who is now headed to Antarctica with the book author. Stu himself winds up engaged with the beautiful Lara who Chuck previously had sex with and is "perfect" for Stu due to her three breasts. After buying $17,412 worth of tickets (since he wasn't sure which flight Cam might have been on), Chuck confronts Cam. Cam reveals that the book author is already married to someone else, and that she's only going for a week - not the 6 months Chuck thought. Chuck hands Cam a ring box, and Cam opens it to reveal a pebble, a reference to the penguin mating ritual in which a male penguin finds a stone and brings it to the female penguin he wants to be with. Meaning, he is asking her to marry him. Cam calls out for Chuck, who left the plane, and Chuck runs back to Cam, the curse having finally been broken (the adult woman who placed the curse on Chuck in the first place (Anisha) is shown to pull out a voodoo doll she placed a pin through the heart of, and pulls the pin out). A year later, they have gotten married (a photo on their nightstand reveals it) they are both in Antarctica together surrounded by penguins, Chuck and Cam kiss, but their tongues get frozen together while they laugh at each other.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

15 characteristics of good Husband

Every women sure have criteria for a best man. Is your spouse have couple points of these 15 characteristic below? If yes, it means that he is a good husband.

1. Full of spirit
Men that full of happiness early morning means that he is ready to prepare hard live. With his gratitude and high spirit, many problems that appear at the marriage would be solved.
2. Don't stingy to say more love
Is he always say and show some love to you every day although just by a little moment? Based on experiments, showing love regularly is the important thing that resulting satisfaction in a marriage. if you have a lover like that, you alredy had a good spouse.
3. Have a humour sense
he like to laugh with you ( but not laughing you). He knows that laughing another person is not funny. He also know how to face a bright side of something. This cheerful person is good for you.
4. Take care himself
Not only care of elegance and aptitude of dressing, he also care of healthy by keeping food, take exercise and enough rest. Although he drink alcohol and smoke, he know limitation. Believe or not, he will be at your side for a long time.
5. Be able to say sorry
he always say sorry everytime he did fault or hurt your feeling, try not to repeat his fault and learn from that so his relationship will be more healthy. He also knows by saying sorry will not reduce his masculine. He's a gentleman.
6. Full of responsibility.
he enjoys his job and try to do it well. He ready to do a new project with its challenge. This kind of men not only find out money but also love to work and full f responsibility.
7. Like to do team work.
8. One vision
you wanna have an apartment in the center of the city, city car and just 1 child, and he agree. It's means that he also want to spend a lifestyle like yours.
this kind of men is difficult to find. At least if he remember your birthday, love to invite you to walk under moonlight, choose your appropiate birthday present, sending a SMS contain of lovely poem and make you happy as a woman, then he is your price charming.
10. Have ethics
in attitude, he always consider other persons feeling. He try to obey a the law.
11. Reliable
he try to fullfill his promise, attend the meeting ontime, fullfill his responsibility. prepare yourself to spend your live wiht this guy.
12. Like to play
live would be happier if it can be spend together by a man that know how to spend leasure time. He is not only find out an activity beside watching television, but also can live without ponsel and laptop when he is on vacation with you.
13. a good candidate of father
is he have a big attention at kids? want to help to raise children? he think that children is cute and fantastic?for above answer, you may marry this guy.
14.know privasion
15. attention boyfriend
if you dont have found it yet, dont give up. He will be there in someplace out there. :)

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How to Make Personalized Wedding Invitations

Wedding days can be a bit stressful and making your own invitation could really add to your burden. Here are simple and hassle free suggestions that could help you personalize them affordably and hassle free.

Have you experienced spending too much for a wedding invitation but no matter how much you explain and draw your concepts it never comes out in print! You wasted all that money for an invitation that just doesn’t speak your style and doesn’t even come close to your own expectations. So why not make it yourself? It’s fast, easy and you are sure that it will come out the way you like it.

Making your own wedding invitation can be affordable and exciting! The availability of computers and inkjet printers makes doing graphics and other details for your wedding invitations attainable and easy, there are even online websites that can provide essential tips and even sample layout that could help in making invitations. All it takes to make a great personalized wedding invitation is your creativity and commitment in making it.

The first thing you have to do is decide on what will be the concept of your wedding. It’s important to find a similar color of stationeries to match your ideal wedding day decorations. If your planning for a more conventional wedding, its best to get plain white stationeries or ecru. For a more vibrant and modern wedding style its best to have stationeries with colors similar to your motif.

After having the ideas in mind, its about time to compute and to arrange who will be in your bridal trail, the best man, brides maid, maid of honor, sponsors, ring bearer and etc, you can get ideas on this kinds of things in magazines and even online wedding sites. In addition buying the materials needed and knowing how many will you make is also a must in this activity, remember you are in a limited time frame.

Secondly, after gathering materials and knowing information regarding the bridal march, motif and etc. Its best if you try plotting the invitation, don’t forget the essential information in the front page like; the title (i.e., Smith and Knickerham Nuptial), Date, Time and at the lower most area of the invitation the name of the person invited. The contents of the insides of the invitations are; 1) The Contents of the Bridal Entourage, 2) the bride and groom’s parents 3) The lists of Sponsors/ Godparents, 4) the flower girls and ring bearer. Of course you should follow these suggestions/ lists faithfully this list may differ if you’re in a different religious belief.

Thirdly, it’s important that your invitation embodies the character and traits of the couple, like if you and your fiancé are in to biking then your invitation could be the two of you biking together, or the invitation is shaped like a bicycle or a helmet or there are splatters of paint or a painting for artists. You just have to know your similarities and hobbies and blend it in a concept for your invitation.

Lastly, it would be best to get some help, like your best friend, sister or even your fiancé in making the invitations. This will help it be more of a relaxing activity than a hazardous task to do before your big day.

Self made invitations, no matter what kind of occasion it may be, offer you the opportunity to be creative and to express your ideas. Weddings are such a personal event and it would be best if the invitation speaks of true feelings and reflects the personality of the couple.

Making your wedding invitation unique will be enough for your guests to keep it as a keepsake/ remembrance of your big day! And it would even leave a lasting impression for the guests. All it takes is a little love, a hint of imagination and a cup full of devotion and patience.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Basics and Benefits of Yoga

Can the power of yoga really cure us? Is it true that if you have a medical ailment, yoga could be the answer to your prayers?

Have you heard about the story of Sue Cohen? She is an accountant, 54 years old who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She claims that after her surgery, she could not lift her arm at all. That was around 5 years ago. Today, Sue Cohen is cancer-free and can move freely. In fact she can even stand on her head! Sue Cohen believes that what cured her was yoga. She was encouraged through yoga to do things she never thought she could, and she did!
Many more have come forward claiming that the power of yoga brought them back to form. They feel lighter in spirit, less to no stress, and many, many more positive changes in their perspective and physical aspect. Some have even reported having been able to lose weight, quit smoking, conquer fears, and improve overall performance.
So, what’s the actual power of yoga that can effect these changes? Or are they just mere assumptions that have no basis or scientific logic behind it?
Technically, the power of yoga is in the mind because there have been no substantive study that will back up any of these claims. While they may be true, they are not confirmed by science, Western science.
There is a huge difference between the Western and Eastern ways. In India, yoga is encouraged because they believe that it is a holistic way of approaching life. Yoga tries to blend all aspects of your life. It is a way of seeing the world. Through meditation, discipline, and a philosophical way of looking at you in conjunction with the world around you, yoga tries to take you to higher levels of “maturity.”
The power of yoga lies in you. You have to practice and learn how to look beyond what is materialistic and earthly, to see a world that can be peaceful and stress-free.
Many celebrities endorse yoga as a means of getting in touch with their inner self. It is also considered by them as a form of mental and physical exercise. These celebrities have made yoga a byword in our society. By practicing it and talking about it, people have come to know, try and appreciate yoga as a form of release.
The power of yoga is not in the postures and poses, but in the meditative breathing techniques that will teach you to develop mental clarity, get you to be happier with life and more relaxed.
The reason many famous people have been doing yoga is probably because they are in very stressful surroundings. They needed a release, and they have found it in yoga. That is the power of yoga.
It brings inner peace which is seen in the faces and attitudes of the yoga advocates. So many have come to be a part of the yoga trend, the figures doubling in the last 5 years alone. If you step into a health club, the probability that you will find a yoga class is pretty high.
You should try it because it can change your life. The power of yoga have worked on millions of people worldwide, why won’t it work on you?
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A Practiced and Spiritual Art: Muay Thai

‘Muay Thai’ is one of the most popular spectator sports in Thailand that is also growing in popularity in other countries as well. The furious punches and level of intensive competition becomes ever more intense when watching the fighting up close and personal.

Thai boxing matches are not only frenetic when it comes to the actual fighting but also in the spectators as the furious making of bets takes places with every fight. Other highlights of the matches are the musical accompaniments that feature at the start that utilize a diverse range of instruments.

Boxing in Thailand is more important and symbolical than normal boxing as when fighters enter the ring they perform a special dance and don a headband that is given by their trainers; a sign of their dedication to the sport.

Before the actual commencement of the fight each boxer performs a standard dance that is known as ‘wai khru’ and involves each fighter bending their knees and bowing three times as a sign of respect for their trainers.

Bouts consist of 5 rounds that are each 3 minutes long and are accompanied with a varying level of music that matches the action that is taking place which provides a level of entertainment that is not commonly seen around the world.

These bouts are an important part of Thai culture and heritage representing the rich heritage of the country and its way of life. Visitors to Thailand can catch these bouts at several venues around the country. Matches are held on Fridays at the Boxing Stadium in Phuket while various demonstrations of the boxing style are demonstrated at various tourist destinations around the country, but these are purely for show and are not actually fights.

The Millennium Resort Patong Phuket provides hotel accommodation in Phuket that provides convenient access to the Boxing Stadium offering its guests ample opportunity to visit a spectacular bout.

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Importance of the Probiotics

Digestive fitness is comparatively significant concerns when it approaches keep optimal fitness. There are several special foodstuffs accessible in fitness stores and medicine stores around the world that pay attention on digestive fitness. We are recognizable with several of these foodstuffs, like fiber enhancement powders with over-the-counter colon purification things.

There comparatively new manufactured goods in the market currently that is known as "probiotics". Not a many people are well-known with probiotics. Though, recent studies in the locale of digestive fitness show so as to probiotics be a vital part when it approach to useful fitness in the stomach. Now, you will get an overture to whole probiotics pro digestive fitness.

You have possibly heeded of antibiotics. This kind of medicine is used after a person experiences a virus in order to reduce the disease. Probiotics alternatively, work to really endorse and support the development and multiply of bacterium is believed to be useful for digestive wellbeing. These microbes move all over the body in order to arouse germs in this part of the body therefore that digestive wellbeing may do at its extremely best. Whereas several foodstuffs may include probiotics, it is generally in little doses. This is as of the agricultural methods that were used when producing foodstuffs. These methods actually devastate vital nutrients that are necessary for wellbeing. This is one ground why raw, natural foodstuff has added so much recognition in recent times.

As various medical experts and scientists go on to pay attention on digestive wellbeing, it has been revealed that it is extremely essential to sustain this system in the corpse. If the digestive fitness experiences, it can include a great impact on other parts also. By applying the use of whole probiotics, people can make sure that presently is not merely stability in the stomach, but in almost alternate part of the body.
People who have deprived intestinal wellbeing repeatedly lack liveliness, have fragile immune systems, experience from different kinds of health situations, and yet expand severe health illness, like cancer. If you desire to be sure that you are fit, you must begin by make sure that your digestive physical condition is correctly balanced.

Nowadays, how do you obtain probiotics effortlessly? If you are concerned in obtaining probiotics for your wellbeing, the simplest process is by hunting for a whole probiotics method. These method works to supply you by the secure level of probiotics in the fastest sum of time achievable. This means you can rapidly obtain what you require, when you want it.

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Wanna have a slim body?

Wanna have a beautiful and wonderland body at this year? check out these nine ways to get slim and dont forget to discipline.:)

1. Reduce food contain of carbohydrate
You dont need to lose your food contains of carbohydrate in your daily lsit. But choose food contains lower carbohidrate such as potatoes than rice. Or you can choose pasta which is made by pean and not from wheat.
2. Take soup as your snack
consume soup, especially contains of many vegetables as snack replacement. a research in Pennsylvania State University prove that soup is more stronger to reduce weight than low fat snack.
3. Try to make a good relationship with fat.
Regarding a nutrition specialist, Fiona Kirk, consume non saturated fat 20 minute before eat, it will make brain think that you have already full so that you won't eat many food at meal time.
4. Spray oil
when you cook, dont pour vegetable oil. It will better if you spray an oil in to wok by using oil spray. This method can reduce fat content in a food. It will better if you consume olive oil than vegetable oil.
5. 24 hours detox
wanna have natural detox fastly? best way suggested by Theresa Cheung in her book is by The Lemon Juice diet. Consume 4 glass lemonade everyday, which is a drink that made by 2 tea spoon of orange juice, chayenne, pepper, 300 ml of water and 2 tea spoon of apple syrup. Consume 30 minutes before take a breakfast, 10 minutes before morning snack, 10 minutes before evening snack and 10 minutes before take a dinner. If necessary, bring it at the office.
6. Green food
consume more green food such as vegetables and fruits. Indeed, consume juice made by vegetables. These food only contains of 54 calories per portion.
7. Consume probiotik
bacteri is needed by our body to increase body immune. However, better if you consume more probiotik drink which sold free.
8. Avoid sintetic sweetener.
many people avoid sweetener for diet. To solve the needed of sweet, sugar is replaced by sintetic sweetener. Whereas, regarding the experts, diet drink and sintetic sweetener will make body want a real sugar. So, it will better if we use a real sugar but we reduce the amount.
9. Consume papaya
digistive enzymes content in this fruits is more high that the other fruits. This enzyme will help to reduce stomach filled with air and release fat from body. So start to consume more papayas.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bride and Prejudice (2004)

Lalita Bakshi (aishwarya rai)is a daughter of a farmer in Amritsar. She has three sisters, Jaya, Maya, and Lahki. Lalita is introduced to William Darcy( Martin Henderson), an American businessman, but initially deems him to be self-absorbed and resists his advances. Meanwhile, Darcy's friend Balraj and Jaya fall in love, much to the delight of Jaya's mother (who wants her daughters to marry rich men). Meanwhile, a distant relative of the family named Kholi decides that he wishes to marry a beautiful Indian girl (though Kholi is Indian as well, he has lost most of his roots in America). As he is very rich, Lalita's mother offers Lalitia to him. Kholi is unromantic, vain, and disgusting however, and Lalita quickly rejects his offer. Kholi leaves the house and settles for marrying Lalita's best friend, Chandra Lamba.

Lahki falls in love with Johnny Wickham, whose mother was Darcy's childhood nanny. Darcy tries to warn Lalita about Johnny, without revealing he impregnated Georgie, Darcy's younger sister, when she was sixteen-years-old, but she assumes Darcy is simply jealous of his romantic rival.

Lalita, her mother, and sisters go to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of Chandra to Kholi. Lalita and Darcy begin to spend time together, and she overcomes her misgivings and falls in love with him.

Darcy proposes to her, but Lalita declines because Darcy discouraged his friend Balraj from having a relationship with her sister, and she returns to India. Lakhi runs off with Johnny, and everyone is worried. Darcy flies back to London and, with Lalita's help, rescues the younger sister. They fly back to India where Lalita and Darcy and Jaya and Balraj get married in a double wedding.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are transposed from a country railway station to an island in Narnia when young Prince Caspian X - who is heir to the throne at Cair Paravel, and is in danger in a battle against the Telmarine seige of Narnia - has blown Queen Susan's magic horn. King Miraz (Caspian's Uncle), a tyrant who murdered Caspian's father (Caspian IX), has claimed the throne. After Miraz's wife Queen Prunaprismia gave birth to a son, Miraz planned to kill off Caspian X. However, young Prince Caspian managed to escape into Old Narnia and unite with "the creatures that lived in hiding." With the help of Glenstorm the Centaur, Trufflehunter (a loyal badger), Trumpkin (a skeptical but dedicated dwarf), Reepicheep (a valiant mouse) and scores of other species of friendly Narnian animals, Caspian forms an army to meet Miraz's countless, mighty human warriors.

In an early battle, the Narnians make strategic mistakes, many animals die, and they are forced to retreat. Trumpkin intercepts the Pevensies shortly after their arrival at the ruins of Cair Paravel (once a peninsula - now the island they were summoned to when Caspian sounded Queen Susan's horn). As they travel toward Aslan's How (the location of the destroyed Stone Table - now an underground fortress, and the loyal Narnians' defense), the war between good and evil escalates. A rebel Narnian dwarf harbors enemies, Aslan appears to Lucy, and the Pevensies finally unite with Caspian.

High King Peter drafts a challenge, which King Edmund presents to the Lords Glozelle and Sopespian. Angered by his counsel's subtle (but intentional) doubt of his bravery, King Miraz insists on accepting the challenge. With both armies surrounding them on the Beruna landscape, Miraz and Peter draw swords and duel fiercely.

In a moment of the fight, Miraz is knocked to the ground. Astoundingly, his own lords stab him in the back and then shout out that Peter has killed him egregiously. All at once an immense battle amasses - the Second Battle of Beruna - as the Telmarines and the Narnians fight for autonomy of the land...

In the culmination of the battle, Aslan renews the land. He calls forth the dryads (tree spirits) to dance again; he awakens the river god, who then destroys a massive man-made wooden bridge over the Fjords of Beruna; and he beckons Bacchus and Silenus, and their merry maidens, who run throughout the landscape as far as the town of Beaversdam celebrating.

In Prince Caspian, humans had come to constitute a large portion of the population in Narnia. But in the Golden Age of Narnia, when the Pevensies fulfilled a prophecy by taking throne, they were the only humans in Narnia. Aslan tells Caspian how his ancestors came into Narnia. He reveals that they actually originated from the same Earth as the Pevensies. Years ago, pirates in the "South Sea" (of our world) came upon an island, and, after entering a cave, fell (through a chasm) into Telmar. Telmar is the country to the West of Narnia. After many years in Narnian time, the Telmarines, who suffered famine and internal conflict, invaded and seiged Narnia. During this time, the animals of Narnia fled into hiding, as the human Telmarines came to dominate the land. Prince Caspian was the tenth in a line of kings by that name.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Effective Natural Health & Beauty Products

All we know well that herbal nutrients are required to support healthy metabolism and maintain functions of our body. Available data indicate that many more vitamins and vitamin-like nutrients are yet to be discovered in herbs today. That is why herbal medicines were used for thousand years to fight diseases and improve body functions.

Herbal nutrients have been shown to help heal many maladies, improve general health and specific pathological conditions. Herbs can help fight disease and premature aging, maintain sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle.
Alternative health professionals is a NZ based online shop, offering you the largest range of natural health products, including vitamin supplements. We also offer natural beauty products, herbal medicines and remedies.
At Alternative health professionals you will find information on alternative treatments for mind body and soul within our articles section, and in our online store, you will find naturally good products from aromatherapy supplies to herbal balms and lanolin skincare.
Our all natural herbal supplements are obtained from the herbs proven to be the richest natural sources of specific essential nutrients and are provided in the formulation optimal for assimilation by the body. Herbal antioxidants and essential unsaturated oils are not produced by the body but are required for multiple body functions and promote immunity to keep away diseases.
The essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted from many parts of the aromatic plant: leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, roots, barks, fruits and resins. The oils are a concentrated form of plant energy possessing the qualities of the particular plant, and are usually many times more potent than the comparable dried herbs.
Now a days mostly people face skin problem. All we have different kind of skin so the treatment must be different. We help you to get the best herbal treatment for your skin. When you start shedding the winter layers of clothing upon spring's arrival, you will possibly find your skin and scalp are dry and flaky, itchy and uncomfortable. Winter weather dries your skin out. You can bring skin back to a youthful glow by cleansing your body internally and exfoliating and moisturizing your skin.

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Effective Natural Health & Beauty Products

All we know well that herbal nutrients are required to support healthy metabolism and maintain functions of our body. Available data indicate that many more vitamins and vitamin-like nutrients are yet to be discovered in herbs today. That is why herbal medicines were used for thousand years to fight diseases and improve body functions.

Herbal nutrients have been shown to help heal many maladies, improve general health and specific pathological conditions. Herbs can help fight disease and premature aging, maintain sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle.
Alternative health professionals is a NZ based online shop, offering you the largest range of natural health products, including vitamin supplements. We also offer natural beauty products, herbal medicines and remedies.
At Alternative health professionals you will find information on alternative treatments for mind body and soul within our articles section, and in our online store, you will find naturally good products from aromatherapy supplies to herbal balms and lanolin skincare.
Our all natural herbal supplements are obtained from the herbs proven to be the richest natural sources of specific essential nutrients and are provided in the formulation optimal for assimilation by the body. Herbal antioxidants and essential unsaturated oils are not produced by the body but are required for multiple body functions and promote immunity to keep away diseases.
The essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted from many parts of the aromatic plant: leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, roots, barks, fruits and resins. The oils are a concentrated form of plant energy possessing the qualities of the particular plant, and are usually many times more potent than the comparable dried herbs.
Now a days mostly people face skin problem. All we have different kind of skin so the treatment must be different. We help you to get the best herbal treatment for your skin. When you start shedding the winter layers of clothing upon spring's arrival, you will possibly find your skin and scalp are dry and flaky, itchy and uncomfortable. Winter weather dries your skin out. You can bring skin back to a youthful glow by cleansing your body internally and exfoliating and moisturizing your skin.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Tips on Choosing a Diamond Wedding Ring

Do You Hear Wedding Bells?

So you've been in that perfect relationship for some time now. You've been dropping hints about the future and he is receiving you loud and clear. It's time to do a little "window shopping." After all, you don't want to leave one of the most important decisions in your life entirely up to him, do you? He WILL lose sleep over finding that perfect engagement ring, even though he will not admit it. So why not help him out a little, give him some guidance and direction.

There are so many choices when it comes to shopping for engagement rings and you and he will hear a lot of advice from a lot of "helpful" people. His "Uncle Charlie" will know a guy who knows a guy. Your sister will tell you that you have to get your ring where she got hers. Your co-worker will tell you about this really cool website. And on and on, there will be advice around every corner.

Let's go through some of the available options and identify the pros and cons of each. This should help you both figure out what the best option is for you.

Your Local Jewelry Store:
Definitely a great place to start. A jewelry store will have a small selection of pre-set engagement rings for you to see in person, and try on. If you run into a helpful sales associate that is willing to spend some time with you and explain all of the nuances of buying diamonds, it will be well worth your time.

Seeing the diamond in person. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing diamonds sparkle on your finger!

Talking to a knowledgeable human being and getting answers to questions face to face.

Limited selection. Most local jewelry stores do not have the financial resources to carry a large inventory of diamonds. However, many stores do work with suppliers who are able to send them goods on memorandum (like consignment) if they have a customer who is looking for a particular diamond.

Price. You will pay more at a jeweler, period. Sure you can try and negotiate and feel like you got a better price, but a jeweler will not sell you that diamond for less than a substantial profit. Most jewelers need to make a "keystone" markup on every item, which is double what they paid for that diamond. This markup covers the high overhead costs of running a store including insurance, rent and sales commissions.

Antique Shops:
If you are looking for a ring that is truly unique, this is the place for you. You'll need to do some leg work and visit many different stores to see what's available, but it could be worth it in the long run.

Most likely to find a one of a kind ring. If you have the need to be an original, stick to your search and you will find that proverbial "diamond in the rough."

Unless you get lucky, expect a long search. You may only find a handful, if any rings in the shops you visit.

Most rings will not have any type of certification or appraisal. Unless you know a great deal about diamond grading, it is possible to get taken advantage of very easily.
The Internet
The Holy Grail and the Bottomless Pit of information, all wrapped in one. By far, you will find the largest selection of diamonds and engagement rings here, but that can be quite overwhelming. Start with the basics and work your way through this checklist.

1. Shape - Diamonds are cut into 10 most common shapes, but there are countless other "designer" shapes popping up in the industry on a regular basis. Most of the shapes are self explanatory (round, oval, pear, heart), but do you know what a Marquise or a Radiant looks like? Take a look at the most commonly available diamond shapes and decide what you like best.

2. Size - Bigger is better, right? Not necessarily. Unless your fiancé has very deep pockets, you will not be getting a 5 carat boulder to weigh you down. Too many men are convinced that it has to be big. Would you like to have a big ugly rock that is dull and lifeless on your hand, just so you could tell everyone it's 3 carats, or would you rather have a beautiful, sparkling beacon of light catching all of your friends attention. You won't have to wave your hand in front of them to notice, they will come to you!

3. The 4 C's - The most common phrase in the diamond business and the most important when shopping for a diamond online. The 4 C's represent a diamond's cut, color, clarity and carat weight. CUT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF A DIAMOND'S FIRE AND BRILLIANCE. So many people buying diamonds focus on color and clarity, that cut is often overlooked. You can spend a fortune buying a flawless clarity and perfect color (white) diamond, yet if it is poorly cut, it will be dull and lifeless.

4. The Mounting Metal - This is basically a matter of personal preference and what looks best on you. Yellow gold is classic and works best for a solitaire engagement ring. Yellow gold is also better for mounting diamonds with a lower color grade (yellowish tint), because the yellow from the diamond blends into the setting. White gold and Platinum give a modern look and work best with three stone rings. Be sure to choose a diamond with a high color grade, otherwise the white mounting will negatively emphasize a yellowish diamond.

5. The Online Engagement Ring Builder - The most fun part of buying a diamond online is being able to build your own ring. Choose a diamond and a setting, then email it to your fiancé. Even if he doesn't buy it online, he will know exactly what style to look for when he goes shopping. No surprises, and everyone is happy!

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