Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stay Healthy To Enjoy The Gift Of Life

Life is only traveled once.
One should be in good health to enjoy the gift of life.
Here are some tips to achieve good health.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
  • Play more games and do exercise regularly
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  • Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  • Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer.
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  • Read more books.
  • Take a 30 minutes walk every day.
  • Sleep for 7 to 8 hours.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bad Side Of Gym Workout

These days many go to gym for strength training to get toned muscles and to keep weight in control.
This is also the very place where some people get infection from germs.
Any busy gym has lot of people working out hot and sweaty, making it a perfect place for bacteria to grow and spread.
MRSA or Staphylococcus infection is a bacterial infection which has become quite common among the people who go to gym.
This normally lives on our skin. It often looks like red, painful boils on the skin.
This infection spreads from gym equipment, swimming pool, locker room and yoga mats.
Be aware of this and make it a good practice to shower immediately with antibacterial wash after working out at the gym.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

When The Going Gets Difficult

Today is the day I will put my foot down,
and encourage myself when the going gets difficult.

Today is the day I will change my mind,
and leave all the negative things behind.

Today is the day I want to be free,
Today is the day I will do my best,
and make sure I focus to past each day's test.

Today is the day, no longer will I doubt
in spite of the grumblers who stand about.

You look at me and ask "How will you start?",
"Well, first there must be a change in my heart".

I will demand excellence you see,
for I must insist to become a better me.

I will reach for the stars no matter how hard it seems,
and fly like a bird with the knowledge this journey brings.

So you see it's not impossible, I must take life day by day
and do the right things as I travel along the way!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Have A Smile On Your Face

Smile improves your day.
Smile makes new friends.
Smile shows friendship.
Smile makes other people's day brighter.
Smile looks better than a frown.
Smile puts others at ease.
Smile always enjoyable to give and receive.
Smile makes you look happy, confident and self-assured.
Smile could be the start of a lifetime relationship.

So friends, never leave the smile from your face!! Keep Smiling..

Friday, April 17, 2009


You CAN DO everything, but not all at once.
Do it if it is important enough for you to do even though you may not be the best at everything.
Definitely there will be limitation but with a CAN DO attitude you'll find all the help you need.

Few Inspiring Quotes On Attitude:
  • If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you.
  • The man with confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
  • You will only go as far as you think you can go.
  • A positive attitude is not a destination. It is a way of life.
  • If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fresh Vegetables VS Frozen Vegetables

Fresh vegetables or fruits are limited and expensive during winter in many countries.
This forces many of us to canned or frozen foods, which are better than fresh foods during off-seasonal months.
Even though frozen or canned foods tend to lose a lot of nutrients during the preservation process, these may be even more healthful than some of the fresh produce sold.
This is because they are chosen for freezing process at their peak ripeness, a time when they are most nutrient-packed.
On the other hand, fresh-produce shipped around the country are picked before they are ripe, which gives them less time to develop a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
End Result:
During season, buy fresh vegetables or fruits when they are ripe.
During off-season, buy frozen produce marked with standards recommended by the food and drug administration of your country.
In general vegetables in any form is better than no vegetables at all.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Netflix Processing Center

I'm a Netflix user and all my movies were delivered on time without any mess up from my queue list.
I personally thought there would be some kind of automation in delivering the DVDs because of their quality delivery.
To my surprise a reporter doing photojournalism, has gone and documented a process which shows that it is happening manually.
It is very tough to achieve sorting rate of 500 to 700 DVDs hourly.
I can tell that all look very dedicated to their work not only from the picture but also from their service personally.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Have Chocolates To Boost Your Brain Power

Eat chocolates to boost your brain power as well as to boost your energy level says new study.
Northumbria University researchers found flavanols, compounds found in chocolate helps in increasing the flow of blood into the brain.
Flavanols is the key compound in most of benefits obtained from chocolates.
It can also boost the levels of nitric oxide in the blood of smokers and reverse some of their smoking-related impairment in blood vessel function.
They naturally occur in a variety of plant-based foods and beverages, including cocoas, chocolates, teas and red wines.
People with high blood levels of flavonoids have lower risk of heart disease, lung cancer, prostate cancer, asthma, and type 2 diabetes.
Dark chocolates have high level of Flavanols. 1 oz of very special dark chocolates packs more than twice the healthy antioxidants punch.
So next time when revising for your examination, especially math don’t forget to get the benefits from our Dark Chocolate friend.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Conficker C Started Working

Conficker C finally kicked in to life yesterday - April 8, 2009.
Conficker C was programmed to start its search for an update beginning April 1, 2009.
It had been searching for this update for the past 7 days and finally found the instructions yesterday. No one knows the details of these instructions because of its heavy encryption.

Experts only know at this point of time that, after installation, the instructions tell the computer to check one of five random websites -- MySpace, eBay, AOL, CNN, and MSN -- in order to verify the computer has internet access and then confirms the date and time.
Also it includes instructions for Conficker C to delete itself and stop running on May 3, 2009.
The downloaded instruction then deletes itself, leaving no traces.

Experts also believe that the downloaded instruction installs an undetectable root kit for further downloads, finally leaving the system vulnerable to attack. Know more about Conficker C from my earlier post.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Why Don't We Feel Earth Motion

The human body can sense changes due to motion but not the motion itself.

When a flight is traveling at a high speed and altitude (say 800 mph and 30000 feet) you do not really feel like you are moving.
You don't see any changes also because there are no clouds at this altitude.

When you are in a car traveling at 50mph, you can see things on the road rush by you.
When you open the window you feel the wind in your face as the car moves.
These are the changes that you can feel due to motion but still you cannot feel the motion.
If you close all the windows and close your eyes, you'll feel like just sitting in your seat without going anywhere.

You would feel the changes when you change the speed (from 40mph to 80 mph) or change the direction (take a U turn).
The Earth always spins at the same speed (about 1000 mph or 2200 kph) so we don’t see any changes due to change in speed.
The Earth rotates in same direction (360 degrees) in a day.
But this occurs very slowly that it is beyond our ability to observe this rotation.
It’s like making a big 360 degree turn in 1 hour in your car instead of a quick U turn.

As the Earth spins, all objects (trees, buildings, people and air) are spinning at the same time and at the same speed.
This happens because the Earth pulls everything to itself. This pull is called gravity.
Gravity is not just the attraction between objects and the Earth.
It is an attraction that exists between all objects, everywhere in the universe.
For this exact reason you cannot get into a helicopter in Asia, just stay in the same place as the Earth spins, and land in Europe eight hours later.

Since all objects are spinning at the same time and at the same speed we don’t see any changes.
For example, a girl on the sidewalk sees a person in a train moving by at 90 MPH.
The girl in the train sees that girl on the sidewalk moving by at 90 MPH.
But the girl across her seat is not moving at all because they are both moving at 90 MPH.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day And Night

When Sun shines in the sky, it is day, and when not it is night.
We all know about this today. But long ago, people believed many weird things about the Sun and how it traveled across the sky.
The ancient Greeks believed that the Sun rode across the sky in a chariot drawn by four white horses driven by the god Heleius!
Now we know that the Sun appears to move across the sky because the Earth rotates on its axis.
The Earth always spins at the same speed (about 1000 miles per hour or 2200 kilometers per hour).
Half of the Earth is always in the light and half of the Earth is always in the dark.
With advanced technologies, we are very lucky than our ancestors to see both day and night at the same time.
Have you ever wondered why don't we feel Earth's motion?

Friday, April 3, 2009

World Filled With Love

Once there was loving couple traveling in a bus in a mountainous area.
They decided to get down at some place.
After the couple got down at some place the bus moved on.
As the bus moved on, a huge rock fell on the bus from the mountain and crushed the bus to crumbs.
Everybody on board was killed.

The couple upon seeing that, said, "We wish we were on that bus" Why do u think they said that?
If they had remained on the bus instead of deciding to get down, the resulting time delay could have been avoided and the rock would have fallen after the bus had passed ...!!!

Always look for opportunities to help others and spread the love.
One day this world would be filled with only love instead of hatred and violence.