Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh--at yourself." Ethel Barrymore

Friday, March 22, 2013

Word Of Wisdom

What The Government Now Was What You Voted Yesterday.

What You Vote Now(In GE13) Will Be The Government Of The Future.

So Vote Wisely and DO Not Regret Later.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blueberries and strawberries could cut heart attack risk in women: research

Blueberries and strawberries could cut heart attack risk in women: research

Eating strawberries and blueberries three or more times a week may help women cut their risk of a heart attack by a third, according to new research.

Eating strawberries and blueberries three or more times a week may help women cut their risk of a heart attack by a third, according to new research.
Women who eat the most blueberries and strawberries appeat to have a 32 per cent reduction in their risk of heart attack Photo: GETTY

The berries contain relatively high levels of plant compounds called dietary flavonoids, which are found in a variety of foods including dark chocolate, grapes, red wine, blackberries and eggplant.
According to the study, dietary flavonoids may prevent heart disease by helping to dilate blood vessels and by countering the build-up of plaque which can cause blockages in the coronary arteries and, ultimately, heart attacks.
The researchers found that women who ate the most blueberries and strawberries had a 32 per cent reduction in their risk of heart attack compared to those whose intake was limited to once a month or less – regardless of whether they had an otherwise nutritious diet.
Professor Eric Rimm, whose findings appear in the journal Circulation, said: "Blueberries and strawberries can easily be incorporated into what women eat every week. This simple dietary change could have a significant impact on prevention efforts."
Since these dietary flavonoids are very common in fruit and vegetables, it is likely that other foods will yield similar health benefits, he said.
The study included 93,600 women aged between 25 and 42.
"We have shown that even at an early age, eating more of these fruits may reduce risk of a heart attack later in life," said Professor Aedín Cassidy, co-author of the study.
The findings were independent of risk factors such as age, high blood pressure, family history of heart attack, weight, exercise, smoking, caffeine or alcohol intake.

The top 10 stupidest animals

The top 10 stupidest animals

10: Sharks
Sharks only swim around and eat stuff. They're pretty good at it though.

9: Ants
Ants work almost all the time and are way too stupid to ask for a raise. How stupid isn't that?

8: Polar bear
You know, there are seals in much warmer and nicer places! Well, you don't know because you're a stupid bear!

7: Dogs
Dogs either obey humans or do something stupid. Nothing smart in those barking beasts.

6: Lemmings (Lemmus lemmus)
If everyone else jumps out of the cliff, it's probably a good idea, the lemmings think.

5: Foxes
Running around in the forest and looking smart is not smart! It just makes noblemen want to hunt you. Act cute and stupid and you would have been on place 7 on this list instead.

4: Cows
Cows are extremely smart and have solved all the world's problems. They have even made themselves tasty so that humans make more of them. Unfortunately their last invention was making themselves extremely empty-headed (probably in the part of the "getting tasty" process as brain isn't that tasty and there is a shortage om zombies these days).

3: Dragons
Have you ever seen a dragon? I guess not, because they got extinct and that is the most stupid thing you can do.

2: Dolphins
Just like teenagers they only swim around and have fun instead of building stuff that can kill. It works well as long as humans think they are cute and want to have sex with them, but it's not smart.

And the stupidest animal on Earth is:

Humans(Those who know that the BN led- government which is racist, corrupted, bias, arrogant and fanatics and still vote and support them in the election but bitch about it later)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Why sex is a 'better headache cure rather than painkillers'

Sex appears to be a cure for headaches, researchers have suggested.

Why sex is a 'better headache cure rather than painkillers'
Sex triggered the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, via the central nervous system, which reduced, or even eliminated, a headache. Photo: ALAMY

The study, from the University of Munster, Germany, suggests that instead of using a sore head as an excuse to refuse sex, making love can be more effective than taking painkillers.
Their research, reported in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, found that more than half of migraine sufferers who had sex during an episode experienced an improvement in symptoms.
One in five patients left without any pain at all, while others, in particular male sufferers “even used sexual activity as a therapeutic tool”, they added.
They suggested that sex triggered the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, through the central nervous system, which can in turn reduce, or even eliminate, a headache.
“Our data suggest, however, that sexual activity can lead to partial or complete relief of headache in some migraine and a few cluster headache patients.
“Our results show that sexual activity during a migraine attack might relieve or even stop an attack in some cases, and that sexual activity in the presence of headache is not an unusual behaviour.”
They added: “Sex can abort migraine and cluster headache attacks, and sexual activity is used by some patients as acute headache treatment.”
In their research, titled “The impact of sexual activity on idiopathic headaches: An observational study”, the team of neurologists investigated whether sex can trigger headaches.
They also wanted to establish whether there was any substance to anecdotal suggestions that it could actually ease symptoms of migraine and cluster, also known as one-sided, headaches.
An anonymous questionnaire was sent to 800 random migraine patients and 200 similar cluster headache sufferers.
They asked for experience with sexual activity during a headache attack and its impact on headache intensity.
More than a third of migraine patients had experience with sexual activity during an attack and out of these patients, almost two in three reported an “improvement of their migraine attack”.
Almost three in four reported moderate to complete relief and a third reported it worsening.
Those suffering a cluster headache, almost a third had experience with sexual activity, with 37 per cent reporting an improvement to their condition. More than 90 per cent reported moderate to complete relief while 50 reported worsening.
The researchers added: “Some patients, in particular male migraine patients, even used sexual activity as a therapeutic tool.”

Color Crazy - Solo Exhibition by Cheng Thak Lui


A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the Loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks andNeeds to borrow $5,000.

The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Mercedes Benz SL 500.

The car is parked on the street in front of the bank, she has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car collateral for the loan.

The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blond for using a $110,000 Benz as collateral against a $5,000 loan.

An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Benz into the bank's underground garage and parks it there. Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

The loan officer says, "Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire.

What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"

The blonde replies, "Where else in New York City can I park my Car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"

Finally... a smart blonde joke.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Solo Exhibition - Color Crazy by Cheng Thak Lui (9 March to 23 march 2013)

Solo Exhibition - Color Crazy by Cheng Thak Lui (9 March to 23 march 2013)

JOKES: Who is dumb?

Bubba and Junior were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up.

A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. "We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole," said Bubba, "but we don't have a ladder." The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement and announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches," and walked away.

Junior shook his head and laughed. "Ain't that just like a dumb blonde! We ask for the height, and she gives us the length!"

Friday, March 08, 2013

Baby boomers admit their biggest financial regret

Baby boomers admit their biggest financial regret

The generation approaching retirement have disclosed what they regard as their biggest money mistakes.

Record numbers reach retirement age as baby boomers turn 65
Regrets: Baby boomers have had a few but the top one is not saving sooner for retirement

Britain's baby boomer generation say their biggest financial regret was not starting saving for retirement earlier, according to a new study.
Nearly one in seven (15pc) of adults admitted wishing they had started a pension sooner, with the figure rising to one in five for those approaching retirement, research by Standard Life showed.
Regrets about pension saving narrowly beat remorse about running up credit card debts (see the top five below).
Independent financial advisers have long warned about the adverse affect of starting a pension later.
Those who start saving £100 a month at age 25 could receive an income of £3,570 a year by the time they are 65, according to Standard Life. Using the same assumptions – investment growth of 5pc and increasing saving each year by 3pc – someone saving the same amount from age 40 would have a pension income of only £2,000 a year by the same age.
"If 20pc of baby boomers who are retiring or are already retired say they wish they’d started saving for their retirement earlier, then we would be foolish not to listen to their advice," said Julie Russell of Standard Life. "The earlier we start saving, the bigger the impact on our future finances.
“For those who feel they’ve already left it too late, the important thing is not to panic and save what they can now.
"And those who are not already saving through a workplace scheme or about to be automatically enrolled into one should find out more about personal pensions if they don’t want to end up with the same regret as many other personal pension savers."
However, official figures have shown how pension membership has rapidly declined. Less than half of all employees, 46pc, were part of a workplace pension scheme last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said last month. That was the lowest figure since it started collecting similar data in 1997.
Only 32pc of private sector employees were saving into a workplace pension in 2012, in sharp contrast to the public sector, where more than 80pc of employees were enrolled in a workplace pension scheme.
A study by HSBC last month suggested Britain had the worst retirement savings deficit in its global study of select countries. It said Britons were likely to live for 19 years but had only enough savings, on average, to cover seven years of it.
A series of pension mis-selling scandals in the Nineties eroded confidence in pension saving and constant tinkering with the system since then has made savers wary of schemes, critics say.
Households have also seen real incomes decline during the financial turmoil of recent years, making it harder to prioritise pension saving.
The Government last year launched a national auto-enrolment scheme, which will see all employees placed into a pension, but they will retain the right to opt out. If the opt out rate is too high, the Government will consider in 2017 whether to introduce compulsory pension saving.
The top five biggest financial regrets
1. I wish I had saved for retirement earlier (15pc)
2. I wish I had avoided running up debt on credit cards or store cards (14pc)
3. I wish I had set and stuck to a budget (10pc)
4. I wish I had spent less on nights out and saved more in general (9pc)
5. I wish I had sold things I no longer needed (5pc)
Pensions offer a tax-efficient way to save because income tax is waived on contributions that are made. Mostly this happens by paying into a pension from work before your wages are taxed. Those paying into a pension other than through work get a boost to their contribution to take into account the basic-rate income tax they have paid. Higher-rate taxpayers can claim back the difference.
Advisers recommend those without a pension first consider any scheme offered by their employer. Most companies will contribute and many will match the amount you put in.
Outside of work schemes, stakeholder personal pensions are savings schemes where the fees are capped and are worth considering. For those who want to take a more active role in selecting investments, a Sipp (self-invested personal pension) is worth considering.
Among the cheaper Sipp options to consider are those offered by Hargreaves Lansdown, Sippdeal or Alliance Trust Savings.
The 'baby boomers' identified by Standard Life were interviewees aged over 55. The wider definition is those born during an explosion of births between 1946 and 1962, who would today be aged 51 to 67.