One day a man was having a conversation with God when his whole life flashed before his eyes as a series of footsteps on the sands of time. He saw that there were two pairs of footprints, but during the most difficult periods of his life there were only one set of footprints. He asked God "You said you will be with me throughout this journey, but why have you deserted me during the most critical times of my life??" to which God answered "Son, I did not desert you, I was always with you...you see only one set of footprints because during those difficult times in your life, I was carrying you in my hands"
Another day I was having a similar conversation with my Manager when my whole project flashed before my eyes as a series of footsteps on the sands of time. I saw that there were two pairs of footprints, but during the most difficult times in the project there were only one set of footprints. I asked my Manager "You said you will be with me throughout the project, but why have you deserted me during the most critical times of the project??" to which the Manager answered " Dear, I did not desert you, I was always with you...you see only one set of footprints because during those difficult times, I was sitting on your head!!"
All other activities are restrained and the mind is kept steady in Siva. This is succinctly called Yoga. It is of five types : Mantrayoga, Sparsayoga,Bhavayoga, Abhavayoga and Mahayoga which is greater than everything. The concentration of the mind without disturbances, on the expressed meaning of the mantra along with the practice of the mantra is mantrayoga.Coupled with Pranayama the same is called sparsayoga. Without the contact of Mantra, it is Bhavayoga.
Wherein the universe with all its parts is meditated upon it is called Abhavayoga since in that the existent object is not seen. Wherein the nature of Siva is contemplated without any conditioning or restricting factor, the concentration of the mind on Siva is called Mahayoga. In this Yoga only he is authorised whose mind is detached from the perceived and Veda-ordained objects of pleasure.The mind is detached only on perceiving the defects in the objects and in the attributes of the lord, perpetually.
In brief the Yoga is of eight or six ancillaries. The eight ancillaries are Yama, Niyama, Asana Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi as mentioned by the wise.
The six Angas are in brief Asana, Pranasamrodha, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.
The definitions of all these separately have been mentioned in Sivasastra and other Saivite scriptures, especially Kamika etc. They are mentioned in Yogasastras and Puranas also. Yama is the observance of restraints such as non-violence, non-stealing, abstention from sexual intercourse and non- acceptance of monetary gifts.
The five constitute the subdivisions of Yama.
Niyama is the positive curb or restraint with the following fire subdivisions- purity, contentment, penance, japa and attentiveness.
Asana is the Yogic pose and is of eight types such as Svastika, Padma, Ardhendu, Vira, Yoga, Prasadhita, Paryanka and Yathesta.
Prana is the vital breath in the body. Ayama is checking. Hence Pranayama means checking or restraining the breath. It is of three forms-Recaka, Puraka and Kumbhaka. One of the nostrils is pressed with the finger and the air from the belly is let out through the other. This is Recaka (Exhaling). Then through the other nostril the external air is inhaled and the body is filled up like the bellows. It is Puraka (Inhaling). He does not breathe out the internal or breathe in the external air. He remains steady like the filled-up jar. It is called Kumbhaka (Retention). The three, Recaka etc. shall not be done hurriedly or slowly. The practiser of Yoga shall adopt them gradually with restraint. The practice of Recaka shall begin with the purification of the veins and conclude with its voluntary exit as mentioned in the Yoganusasana. Pranayama is one of the four varieties in view of the time-units, Kanyaka etc. Kanyaka is without Udghata (strokes). Its duration is twelve Matras. Madhyama has two strokes, its duration is twentyfour Mantras. Uttama has three strokes and its duration is thirty-six Matras. Uttara is the Pranayama that causes perspiration and trembling of the body. The yogin has experiences-the thrill of bliss, horripilation and shedding of tears. He may prattle. There may be vertigo and senselessness. Matra is the unit of time required for the snapping of the fingers after moving them round the knees neither speedily nor slowly. The duration of Pranayama shall be increased in accordance with the Matras and strokes. The veins shall be necessarily purified. The Pranayama is again twofold : Agarbha and Sagarbha. Restraining the breath without mediation and Japa in called Agarbha Pranayama. If they too are included it is called Sagarbha. The Sagarbha Pranayama is hundred times more efficacious than the Agarbha. Yogins practise Sagarbha Pranayama. The vital breaths of the body can be conquered through the mastery over Prana. The vital breaths are Prana, Apana, Samana, Udana, Vyana, Naga, Kurma, Krkara, Devadatta and Dhananjaya. That which causes the movement is called Prana. Apana is the vital air that takes the food lower down. Vyana is diffused through the limbs and it develops them. Udana is the vital air that affects the vulnerable points in the body among the limbs. The vital air that spreads equally is called Samana. The vital air Naga is for the activity of belching. Kurma is for the activity of closing the eyes; the vital air Krkara is the activity of sneezing and the vital air Devadatta is the activity of yawning. Dhananjaya is the vital air that circulates through the body. It does not leave off even the dead body. Gradually practised, Pranayama is very efficacious. It burns off all defects. It preserves the body of practisers. When the Prana is mastered the symptoms are manifest. Urine, phlegm and faeces are reduced in quantity. Ability to eat much and to breathe slowly, lightness of the body, ability to walk fast, enthusiasm, clearness of voice and tone, destruction of ailments, strength, brilliance, comeliness of features, courage, intelligence, youthfulness, firmness and all round pleasure these are the symptoms. All forms of austerities, expiations, sacrifices, charitable gifts, holy rites do not merit even a sixteenth part of the benefit of Pranayama. The total withdrawal of the sense-organs operating in their respective objects is called Pratyahara. The sense-organs are the mind etc. They are capable of according heaven and hell. When restrained they yield heaven, when let loose they are hellish. Hence the intelligent man who seeks happiness shall have recourse to perfect knowledge and detachment, and lift up his soul through his own soul after carefully restraining the horses of his sense-organs. In brief, what is called Dharana is the fixation of the mind in a spot. The spot is Siva alone and nothing else. The Dharana shall take place when the mind is established in the spot for a stipulated duration and when it does not swerve from the target. The initial stability of the mind is generated through Dharana. Hence one shall endow the mind with fortitude by the practice of Dharana. The root `Dhyai' means to contemplate. Frequent contemplation of Siva with an unconfounded mind is called Dhyna. It is a series of visions in the exclusion of other visions. Eschewing everything else, Siva, the cause of auspiciousness, the great lord of the gods, shall be mediated upon. Thus concludes the Atharvaveda. Similarly the great goddess Siva shall be meditated upon. In the Vedas Siva and Siva are mentioned as pervading all living beings. In the Smrtis and Sastras they are mentioned as present everywhere and awakened always. They are omniscient. They shall always be meditated upon in different forms. There are two benefits accruing from meditation, and first one being freedom from other visions and the second one the acquisition of Siddhis, Anima etc. The knower of Yoga shall practise Yoga with the knowledge of four things-the meditator, the meditation, the object of meditation and the benefit of meditation. The meditator shall be a man who is endowed with knowledge and detachment, who is faithful, patient, who is free from ego and who is always enthusiastic. A person who is tired of Japa shall begin meditation. A person who is tired of meditation shall begin Japa. A person who practises Japa and Dhyana acquires Yoga quickly. Dharana extends upto the twelve-petalled lotus of the heat. Dhyana is the fixation of the Dharana in the twelve-petalled lotus. When Dhyana extends to the twelve-petalled lotus it is called Samadhi. Samadhi is the final state of Yoga. Through Samadhi, the lustre of intellect begins to function. In Samadhi, the vision is steady like the calm ocean, the form vanishes but the vision persists. Fixing the mind in the object of meditation he shall see it steadily. The Yogin thus like the fire extinghuished is absorbed in Samadhi. He nether hears nor smells nor prattles nor sees nor feels the touch. The mind does not think. Nor does he identify with anything external. Nor is it bound like the inanimate log of wood. A person whose Atman has thus merged into Siva is called Samadhistha. Just as the lamp in a windless spot never flickers so also is the Yogin who is Samadhistha, An intelligent man shall not swerve. He shall be steady. All his obstacles and hindrances perish gradually if the Yogin practises the excellent Yoga.
The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.
One student, however, wrote the following: ¡¥First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.
This gives two possibilities: 1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose. 2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. So which is it?
If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you", and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct¡K leaving only Heaven ... thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept screaming "Oh my God!"
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When do cloud bottoms appear like bubbles? Normal cloud bottoms are flat because moist warm air that rises and cools will condense into water droplets at a very specific temperature, which usually corresponds to a very specific height. After water droplets form that air becomes an opaque cloud. Under some conditions, however, cloud pockets can develop that contain large droplets of water or ice that fall into clear air as they evaporate. Such pockets may occur in turbulent air near a thunderstorm, being seen near the top of an anvil cloud, for example. Resulting mammatus clouds can appear especially dramatic if sunlit from the side.
Although they look fake, these clouds are very real! They look this way because they are the upper-level "exhaust" of air that is lost from the back side of a supercell thunderstorm. These clouds are rare (especially with such good definition seen here) because it takes extremely strong updrafts inside a thunderstorm to produce the exhaust at high levels in the atmosphere - which then descend and take the strange appearance. The name "mammatus" is derived from the same Latin word that gives us "mammary". Any time you talk about strong updrafts in a thunderstorm, you usually have hail, and this storm had plenty of it.Hail go up to the size of baseballs, which is an excellent indication of the strength of the updraft, since it is the force of the air alone that is lifting hail that large above the freezing layer in large thunderstorms.
Other Cloud Pictures
These pictures are of a wall cloud. They show definite evidence of rotation, and the second one shows "scud" cloud, which is commonly confused with a tornado.
The way people apologise and their style of saying sorry depends a lot on their personality and zodiac traits. No wonder Leos embarrass you when they say sorry while Arians will actually annoy you with their apology?..
Aries: For starters, Arians think they are so sweet, they could not have possibly said or done things that need an apology. So in the unlikely possibility of them actually going down their knees to apologise, it will be a simple sorry.
Taurus: They are so scared to face others when they make a mistake that by the time they resurface to tender an apology, the damage is done. So Taurans end up making foes out of friends because of their laxity in apologizing.
Gemini: Geminis think they are infallible and therefore will never really apologise for anything. But once they realize, they prefer to act as if nothing happened, and behave normally with people who have a problem rather than remind others of the incident by tendering an apology.
Cancer: Cancerians will make you feel sorry for demanding one when they make a mistake. They are the legendary characters that burn hands and slash their fingers! in order to display the quantum of their repentance. Their repentance is dangerous.
Leo: Leos are a delightful bunch even when they are trying to make up for their follies. They will go down their knees, buy flowers, put up sorry posters.. do everything colorful to flatter you and make up for their mistakes. In fact it's fun to induce them to make a mistake and let them apologize for it.
Virgo: Virgos will first formally set aside a time and date and inform them what they want to tell you. Then they will mentally prepare themselves to talk out the same things. They will finally draft the script and read out whatever they want to. In short, even their heartfelt apologies sound like well-drafted scripts.
Libra: They are very vocal once they realize their folly. They never ever hesitate to come clean and admit their mistakes. In fact, they will go out of their way to convince you about how genuinely sorry they are.
Scorpio: Scorpios are formal and think that tendering an apology is more of a formality. So instead of just saying sorry, they will send a formal mail or send a card, whatever it takes to avoid direct confrontation.
Sagittarius: Sagittarians don't believe in being sorry or apologizing. For them, it is human to err and therefore saying sorry is just redundant.Interestingly, even if others make mistakes, they are pretty cool and don't expect much from them.
Capricorn: They can't take a simple sorry. They need reasons,explanations, written letters and the works to get elicit an 'ok, you may go now' phrase. They are hard to please and even harder to appease.
Pisces: Pisceans don't easily give in because they believe that everything is about perspective. So if somebody thinks they made a mistake! , it's because they have a wonky perspective. Pisceans and apologies? No chance!!!
Top 21 things an Indian does after returning to India from "US" =============================================== 21. Tries to use credit card in road side hotel.
20. Drinks and carries mineral water and always speaks of health conscious.
19. Sprays duo such so that he doesn't need to take bath.
18. Sneezes and says 'Excuse me'.
17. Says "Hey" instead of "Hi". says "Yogurt" instead says "Curds". Says "Cab" instead of "Taxi". Says "Candy" instead of "Chocolate". Says "Cookie" instead of "Biscuit". Says "Free Way" instead of "Highway". Says "got to go" instead of "Have to go". Says "Oh" instead of "Zero", (for 704, says Seven Oh Four Instead of Seven Zero Four)
16. Doesn't forget to crib about air pollution. Keeps cribbing every time he steps out. 15. Says all the distances in Miles (Not in Kilo Meters), and counts in Millions. (Not in Lakhs) 14. Tries to figure all the prices in Dollars as far as possible (but deep down the heart multiplies by 43 times).
13. Tries to see the % of fat on the cover of a milk pocket. 12. When need to say Z (zed), never says Z (Zed), repeats "Zee" several times, if the other person unable to get, then says X, Y Zee(but never says Zed) 11. Writes date as MM/DD/YYYY, on watching traditional DD/MM/YYYY, says "Oh! British Style!!!!" 10. Makes fun of Indian Standard Time and Indian Road Conditions. 9. Even after 2 months, complaints about "Jet Lag". 8. Avoids eating more chili (hot) stuff. 7. Tries to drink "Diet Coke", instead of Normal Coke. 6. Tries to complain about any thing in India as if he is experiencing it for the first time. 5. Pronounces "schedule" as "skejule", and "module" as "mojule". 4. Looks speciously towards Hotel/Dhaba food.
Few more important
3. From the luggage bag, does not remove the stickers of Airways by which he traveled back to India, even after 4 months of arrival. 2. Takes the cabin luggage bag to short visits in India, tries to roll the bag on Indian Roads.
1. Tries to begin conversation with "In US ...." or "When I was in US..."
My wife called, 'How long will you be with that newspaper? Will you come here and make your darling daughter eat her food?
I tossed the paper away and rushed to the scene. My only daughter Sindu looked frightened; tears were welling up in her eyes. In front of her was a bowl filled to its brim with curd rice. Sindu is a nice child, quite intelligent for her age.
I cleared my throat, and picked up the bowl. 'Sindu, darling, why don't you take a few mouthful of this curd rice? Just for Dad's sake, dear.
Sindu softened a bit, and wiped her tears with the back of her hands. "Ok, Dad. I will eat - not just a few mouthfuls, but the whole lot of this. But, you should...' Sindu hesitated. 'Dad, if I eat this entire curd Rice, will you give me whatever I ask for?'
'Promise'. I covered the pink soft hand extended by my daughter with mine, and clinched the deal. Now I became a bit anxious. 'Sindu dear, you shouldn't insist on getting a computer or any such expensive items. Dad does not have that kind of money right now. Ok?'
'No, Dad. I do not want anything expensive'. Slowly and painfully, she finished eating the whole quantity. I was silently angry with my wife and my mother for forcing my child to eat something that she detested.
After the ordeal was through, Sindu came to me with her eyes wide with expectation. All our attention was on her. 'Dad, I want to have my head shaved off, this Sunday!' was her demand. 'Atrocious!' shouted my wife, 'A girl child having her head shaved off? Impossible!' 'Never in our family!' My mother rasped. 'She has been watching too much of television. Our culture is getting totally spoiled with these TV programs!' 'Sindu darling, why don't you ask for something else? We will be sad seeing you with a clean-shaven head.'
'Please, Sindu, why don't you try to understand our feelings?' I tried to plead with her.
'Dad, you saw how difficult it was for me to eat that Curd Rice'. Sindu was in tears. 'And you promised to grant me whatever I ask for. Now, you are going back on your words. Was it not you who told me the story of King Harishchandra, and its moral that we should honor our promises no matter what?'
It was time for me to call the shots. 'Our promise must be kept.'
'Are you out your mind?' chorused my mother and wife.
'No. If we go back on our promises, she will never learn to honor her own. Sindu, your wish will be fulfilled.'
With her head clean-shaven, Sindu had a round-face, and her eyes looked big and beautiful.
On Monday morning, I dropped her at her school. It was a sight to watch my hairless Sindu walking towards her classroom. She turned around and waved. I waved back with a smile. Just then, a boy alighted from a car, and shouted, 'Sinduja, please wait for me!' What struck me was the hairless head of that boy. 'May be, that is the in-stuff', I thought.
'Sir, your daughter Sinduja is great indeed!' Without introducing herself, a lady got out of the car, and continued,' that boy who is walking along with your daughter is my son Harish. He is suffering from... leukemia.' She paused to muffle her sobs. Harish could not attend the school for the whole of the last month. He lost all his hair due to the side effects of the chemotherapy. He refused to come back to school fearing the unintentional but cruel teasing of the schoolmates. 'Sinduja visited him last week, and promised him that she will take care of the teasing issue. But, I never imagined she would sacrifice her lovely hair for the sake of my son! Sir, you and your wife are blessed to have such a noble soul as your daughter.'
I stood transfixed and then, I wept. 'My little Angel, you are teaching me how self-less real love is!'
The happiest people on this planet are not those who live on their own terms but are those who change their terms for the ones whom they love…
Love, Touch and Inspire others. Have a wonderful life Ahead...!!
I have been a regular at Reddit and am witness to the blind rush for submission of stories on Reddit. The best part is that these stories vanish as quickly as they appear. This is my endeavour to help those guys. So here are the Ten Commandments For How "NOT" To Get On The Front Page Of Social Bookmarking Site
#10 Grammar Doesn't Matter If you can understand, readers can also understand.Your article will get the recognition it might deserve. Don't worry if your content is easy or hard for someone to read and understand !
#9 Do Dupe. Make sure your story is a copy and has been posted many times. Nothing worse than posting something everyone has never read!
#8: Impatience Is A Virtue. You can be a top submitter right away.Spam! Keep spamming at it without quality and with quantity. Eventually you will rise to prominence!
#7: Don't Be Helpful. Posting information which is not helpful and has crap content (from personal knowledge or another reputable Internet source) is always a good way to make friends and gain respect.
#6: Timing. Anytime is the best time to submit stories. In general, if you can't get your story out early in the morning, right before everyone gets to a computer, then you got a leg up.
#5: Know Your Community. All Social bookmarking sites are your playground. Don't try to understand the interest/culture of individual sites. Submit any story anywhere without blinking twice!
#4: Personal Blogs. Do become a spammer, only link to stories that you post on your blog and "YOU" really think are interesting.
#3: Concentrate On Your Neighbours Interests. If it is fun for your neighbour, then it becomes easy. Make sure you are submitting something that interests your neighbour, chances are there are other people who enjoy their interests.Never let your personal interest come into submitting links!
#2: The Title. Don't try to catch the audience’s eye. If the title stinks, everyone is happy!
#1: RSS Feeds.. Don't have them. No need, you are only submitting your own blog posting!
Any deviation from these Ten Commandments are only at your risk and there is a risk of getting to the top of your favorite social bookmarking site.
For guys who are lazy to even find a bookmarking site, your only chance is to read further
Jazz: Five men on the same stage all playing different tunes. Jazz began as a West Coast slang term around 1912, the meaning of which varied but which did not refer to music or sex. Jazz came to mean jazz music in Chicago around 1915. Jazz was played in New Orleans prior to that time but was not called jazz.
Blues: Played exclusively by people who woke up this morning. The phrase the blues is a reference to having a fit of the blue devils, meaning 'down' spirits, depression and sadness. An early reference to "the blues" can be found in George Colman's farce Blue devils, a farce in one act (1798). Later during the 19th century, the phrase was used as a euphemism for delirium tremens and the police. Though usage of the phrase in African American music may be older, it has been attested to since 1912, when Hart Wand's "Dallas Blues" became the first copyrighted Blues composition. In lyrics the phrase is often used to describe a depressed mood.
World Music: A dozen different types of percussion all going at once. The term became current in the 1980s as a marketing/classificatory device in the media and the music industry, and it is generally used to classify any kind of "foreign" (i.e. non-Western) music.
Opera: People singing when they should be talking.
Rap: People talking when they should be singing. Although the word rap has sometimes been claimed to be a backronym of the phrase "Rhythmic American Poetry", "Rhythm and Poetry", "Rhythmically Applied Poetry", or "Rhythmically Associated Poetry", use of the word to describe quick and slangy speech or repartee long predates the musical form
Classical: Discover the other 45 minutes they left out of the TV ad. The term classical music did not appear until the early 19th century, in an attempt to "canonize" the period from Bach to Beethoven as an era in music parallel to the golden age of sculpture, architecture and art of classical antiquity (from which very little music has directly survived). The earliest reference to "classical music" recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary is from about 1836. Since that time it has come into common parlance as a generic term denoting the opposite of light or popular music.
Folk: Endless songs about shipwrecks in the 19th century. The word became colloquialized (usually in the plural "folks") in English in the sense "people", and was considered unelegant by the beginning of the 19th century. It re-entered academic English through the invention of the word folklore in 1846 by the antiquarian William J. Thoms (1803-85) as an Anglo-Saxonism. This word revived folk in a modern sense of "of the common people, whose culture is handed down orally", and opened up a flood of compound formations, eg. folk art (1921), folk-hero (1899), folk-medicine (1898), folk-tale (1891), folk-song (1847), folk-dance (1912). Folk-music is from 1889; in reference to the branch of modern popular music (originally associated with Greenwich Village in New York City) it dates from 1958. It is also regional music.
Big Band: 20 men who take it in turns to stand up plus a drummer. A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s. A big band typically consists of approximately 12 to 19 musicians and contains saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section. The terms jazz band, jazz ensemble, stage band, jazz orchestra, and dance band are also used to refer to this type of ensemble.
Heavy Metal: Codpiece and chaps. The origin of the term heavy metal in a musical context is uncertain. The first documented usage of the term to describe a musical style is in a May 1971 Creem review by Mike Saunders of Sir Lord Baltimore's Kingdom Come: "Sir Lord Baltimore seems to have down pat most all the best heavy metal tricks in the book." Creem critic Lester Bangs is credited with popularizing the term via his early 1970s essays on bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. "Heavy metal" may have initially been used as a jibe by a number of music critics, but it was quickly adopted by fans of the style. The terms "heavy metal" and "hard rock" have often been used interchangeably, particularly in discussing bands of the 1970s, a period when the terms were largely synonymous
House Music: OK as long as it's not the house next door. The origins of the term "house music" are disputed. The term may be derived from the name of a club called the The Warehouse, which was one of the nightclubs that became popular among the teenagers living in the Chicago area in the late 1970s and early 1980s. One of these nightclubs, The Warehouse was patronized primarily by gay black & Latino men , who came to dance to DJ Frankie Knuckles' mix of classic disco, European synthpop, new wave, industrial, and punk recordings. Knuckles released his dance tracks and mixes on the Traxx record label, which became known as house music.
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next? number, or even a few ahead.
"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone. But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!" May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG 1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them."
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain be idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10.Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!
Just in the last few years cell phones (usually called mobile phones outside the US) have become de facto standards for most of the population. What once used to be a luxury item for a select few that was carried around in a large leather bag and was the size of the brick, is no longer. Let see what we got here?
Samsung U600 SIM Free Mobile Phone
Measuring an incredible 10.9mm, the Samsung U600 is the slimmest sliding handset available on the market. Samsung have managed to incorporate a 3.2 megapixel camera, MP3 player and stereo Bluetooth support into U600.
Nokia 6300 SIM Free Mobile Phone
With its sleek lines, well proportioned form, and slim build, the Nokia 6300 is following the trend for ultra-thin, light-weight mobile phones.The 6300 boasts an impressive list of features expected of this level of device.
Sony Ericsson W880i Walkman SIM Free Phone
The Ultra Slim designed Sony Ericsson W880i is the slimmest looking music phone yet. At just 9.4 mm thin this stunning device combines the full Sony Walkman music experience with the most up to date mobile phone features into a device that fits easily into a pocket.
Starting a home business involves many different aspects. It is not simply about advertising or selling. A home business requires plenty of back office work to make it run smoothly. The work a business owner does behind the scenes is the framework of the whole business, so starting a home business without thinking about this is a recipe for disaster.
One of the first things a business owner needs to do when starting a home business is to get their record keeping set up. From the first action a person takes as a business owner they will need to keep records. They should have accounting records that track all expenses and revenue. They will need a filing system to keep track of receipts and bills. They will need a system for tracking inventory. They will also need to set up a customer database so they can keep customer information secure and organized.
Depending upon the type of business the business owner will need to set up their shop. In the physical world this includes finding a location and getting it ready for business. This could mean securing a loan or setting up a rental agreement. They may also have to purchase shelving or other products to display their products. They will also need to get insurance to protect their business and customers.
If they are setting up their business online then they will need to create a website, secure a domain name and set up web hosting. This involves creating a website that has quality content, is easy to use and includes automated tools that makes it simple for customers to order products or send inquires to the owner. The domain name should be something that is easy to remember and catchy enough that a person won t forget it. Web hosting should be with a company that can offer the amount of bandwidth needed and be reliable so the downtime is minimal.
Lastly, the business owner has to get a marketing plan. The marketing plan should include every detail about where the business will be advertised and how it will be advertised. This plan should be as detailed as possible, even including the ads written out and ready to place. Marketing is going to be the ultimate key to getting business.
Starting a home business involves a lot of upfront work. This time investment is going to be very crucial to the overall success of the business, though. The business owner should spend as much time as they feel is necessary with the start up process. Starting a home business can be stressful and it can be very time consuming, but in the end, if a business owner was diligent about their start up planning they will have a successful business.
The Internet and web hosting services that we know today are both far different beasts than those that originated almost forty years ago. Where that service was a system purely put in place to link computers of the company that was the precursor to NASA, today's incarnation has a multitude of services. Whether you're simply a single person looking for a website as a hobby, or a multi-million dollar company looking to prove more successful than your competitors, making sure you have the right web host is paramount. But what is web hosting, and what does the future hold for it?
What we know as web hosting today was first designed and used in 1990, by a single user, although it wasn't until 1991 that web hosting (where a company or organization will give you internet space to host your products or service) really came into its own. By paying a company a fee to host your services on the web, it takes a lot of the work out of your hands, such as admin, email accounts, libraries, etc, so that you can concentrate on the business at hand, whether that's writing a journalistic diary, or selling goods online.
Now, fifteen years later, web hosting is such big business that there are over thirty thousand companies offering some kind of web hosting service, whether it's space for a personal site or a business-heavy option. Such is the growth in this area that the traditional heavy-hitting companies like Microsoft and Yahoo are having to constantly re-evaluate what they offer their customers, who will quite rightly go to who offers the best package, not only now but for the future.
Yet surely this kind of growth can only accommodate so many people, or users, before it reaches its peak? Well, yes and no. With industry experts predicting that next year may see the highest yet for the web hosting industry, with over 100 billion dollars being spent on services, it's obvious that those web hosting companies who can adapt will come out the strongest.
It's no longer going to be enough to simply provide a service. Users have let it be known that they now expect a far more in-depth support back up; affiliate programmes are also becoming more popular, and by paying its "customers" to use their web space (via bringing other users on board), the web hosting companies that listen to their users will be the ones that continue to succeed and grow. And in an industry that's becoming more price-competitive than ever, it's this difference that will count the most.
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