Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Improve your Memory with a good night's Sleep.....

Sleep is essential for memory consolidation as well as overall health. Research suggests that six to eight hours of sleep a night is ideal for most people. Perhaps even more important than the amount of sleep is the quality of sleep. For better sleep and memory, try the following:
‧ Establish and maintain a consistent sleep schedule and routine. Go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning.
‧ Plan to do your most vigorous exercise early in the day. Exercising in the hours immediately before bedtime causes physiological changes that interfere with sleep.
‧ Avoid coffee and other sources of caffeine (e.g., chocolate, many soft drinks, some brands of aspirin, many types of tea) after midmorning, because caffeine is a stimulant that can keep you awake for hours afterward.
‧ Avoid napping during the daytime. Napping can disrupt your natural sleep cycle and prevent you from feeling tired enough to fall asleep at night.
‧ Don't take sleeping pills unless nothing else works. If you do take a prescription sleep medicine, work with your doctor to use it effectively but only on a short-term basis.
‧ Don't try to sleep if you're not tired; otherwise you'll set yourself up for tossing and turning. If you're still awake after about 20 minutes in bed, get up and read awhile to relax.

10 Strategies to Improve Memory

Normal age-related changes in the brain can slow some cognitive processes, making it a bit harder to learn new things quickly or to ward off distractions. The good news is that, thanks to decades of research, most of us can sharpen our minds with proven, do-it-yourself strategies. Here are some ways to boost your ability to remember as you age.


1. Believe in Yourself.Myths about aging can contribute to a failing memory. Middle-aged and older learners do worse on memory tasks when exposed to negative stereotypes about aging and memory, and better if exposed to messages about memory preservation into old age.
2. Economize your Brain use. Take advantage of calendars and planners, maps, shopping lists, file folders, and address books to keep routine information accessible. Designate a place at home for your glasses, keys, and other items you use frequently.
3. Organize your Thoughts.New information that's broken into smaller chunks, such as the hyphenated sections of a phone number or social security number, is easier to remember than a single long list, such as financial account numbers or the name of everyone in a classroom.
4. Use all your Senses. The more senses you use when you learn something, the more of your brain will be involved in retaining the memory. For example, odors are famous for conjuring memories from the distant past, especially those with strong emotional content, such as the scent of your grandmother's freshly baked cookies.
5. Expand your Brain.Widen the brain regions involved in learning by reading aloud, drawing a picture, or writing down the information you want to learn (even if you never look back at your notes). Just forming a visual image of something makes it easier to remember and understand; it forces you to make the information more precise.
6. Repeat after me. When you want to remember something you have just heard or thought about, repeat it out loud. For example, if you've just been told someone's name, use it when you speak with him or her: "So, John, where did you meet Camille?"
7. Space it out.Instead of repeating something many times in a short period, as if you were cramming for an exam, re-study the essentials after increasingly longer periods of time — once an hour, then every few hours, then every day. Spacing out periods of study is particularly valuable when you are trying to master complicated information.
8. Make a mnemonic. Mnemonic devices are creative ways to remember lists. They can take the form of acronyms — such as the classic "Every good boy does fine," to remember the musical notes E, G, B, D, and F on the lines of the treble clef. For older learners, a particularly helpful system is a story mnemonic — that is, a brief narrative in which each item cues you to remember the next one.
9. Challenge Yourself.Engaging in activities that require you to concentrate and tax your memory will help you maintain skills as you age. Discuss books, do crossword puzzles, try new recipes, travel, and undertake projects or hobbies that require skills you aren't familiar or comfortable with.
10. Take a Course. Memory-improvement courses are becoming more popular. If you decide to try one, choose a program run by health professionals or experts in psychology or cognitive rehabilitation. Stay away from courses that center on computer or concentration games, which generally won't help you with real-life memory problems. Select a course that focuses on practical ways to manage everyday challenges.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Living in 2007


YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2007 when...
1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played Solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't#9 on this list

AND NOW YOU ARE LAUGHING at yourself.

TAX STRUCTURE IN INDIA


1) Qus. : What are you doing?

Ans.: Business.

Tax: PAY PROFESSIONAL TAX!

2) Qus. : What are you doing in Business?

Ans.: Selling the Goods.

Tax: PAY SALES TAX!!

3) Qus. : From where are you getting Goods?

Ans.: From other State/Abroad

Tax: PAY CENTRAL SALES TAX, CUSTOM DUTY & OCTROI!

4) Qus. : What are you getting in Selling Goods?

Ans.: Profit.

Tax: PAY INCOME TAX!

5) Qus. : Where you Manufacturing the Goods?

Ans.: Factory.

Tax: PAY EXCISE DUTY!

6) Qus. : Do you have Office / Warehouse/ Factory?

Ans.: Yes

Tax: PAY MUNICIPAL & FIRE TAX!

7) Qus. : Do you have Staff?

Ans.: Yes

Tax: PAY STAFF PROFESSIONAL TAX!

8) Qus. : Doing business in Millions?

Ans.: Yes

Tax: PAY TURNOVER TAX!

9) Qus. : Are you taking out over 25,000 Cash from Bank?

Ans.: Yes, for Salary.

Tax: PAY CASH HANDLING TAX!

10) Qus. : Where are you taking your client for Lunch & Dinner?

Ans.: Hotel

Tax: PAY FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT TAX!

11) Qus. : Are you going Out of Station for Business?

Ans.: Yes

Tax: PAY FRINGE BENEFIT TAX!

12) Qus. : Have you taken or given any Service/s?

Ans.: Yes

Tax : PAY SERVICE TAX!

13) Qus. : How come you got such a Big Amount?

Ans.: Gift on birthday.

Tax: PAY GIFT TAX!

14) Qus. : Do you have any Wealth?

Ans.: Yes

Tax: PAY WEALTH TAX!

15) Qus. : To reduce Tension, for entertainment, where are you going?

Ans.: Cinema or Resort.

Tax: PAY ENTERTAINMENT TAX!

16) Qus. : Have you purchased House?

Ans.: Yes

Tax : PAY STAMP DUTY & REGISTRATION FEE !

17) Qus. : How you Travel?

Ans.: Bus

Tax: PAY SURCHARGE!

18) Qus. : Any Additional Tax?

Ans.: Yes

Tax: PAY EDUCATIONAL, ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL & SURCHARGE ON ALL THE CENTRAL GOVT.'s TAX !!!

19) Qus. : Delayed any time Paying Any Tax?

Ans.: Yes

Tax: PAY INTEREST & PENALTY

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I BELEIVE

1. I believe that life is there to enjoy.

2. I believe crushes are there to crush hearts.

3. I believe true love is there from the start.

4. I believe you should give people chances.

5. I believe you should treat people the same because you never know what they will do for you in the future.



6. I believe that good things will come to people who work hard.

7. I believe great things come to people who never give up.

8. I believe silence will teach you something if you listen hard.

9. I believe that the heart leads you in the right direction if you follow it.

10. I believe friends are needed no matter who you are.

11. I believe family should stick by your side.

12. I believe God will help you if you believe in him and trust him.

13. I believe drugs destroy.

14. I believe sleep calms the soul.

15. I believe the heart and soul are more important than looks.

16. I believe trust helps the world go round.

17. I believe love brings great things.

18. I believe kids could teach adults a lot if adults would just listen.

19.I believe pets are great because they listen and love you no matter what you look like.

20. I believe you should always chase your dreams.

21. I believe hope is something everyone needs.

22. I believe you need to make time for fun.

23. I believe music soothes the soul.

24. I believe that money cannot buy happiness.

25. I believe books can take you anywhere.

26. I believe jokes have to be there to keep people sane.

27. I believe people are special the way they are.

28. I believe that true friends will last a lifetime.

29. I believe that enjoying what you do will help you enjoy life more.

30. I believe parents are more important than you think.

31. I believe the sky is the limit.

32. I believe you should shoot for the stars.

33. I believe being loved and loving are two totally different things.

34. I believe that you have to love yourself before you can love others.

35. I believe records are made to be broken.

36. I believe promises should be kept.

37. I believe brothers and sisters are made to teach.

38. I believe a simple smile can make anybody's day better.

39. I believe that being popular is not the key to life.

40. I believe in being nice to nerds because you might grow up and have to work for one.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Some humorus sign ads

Advertisement In A Long Island Shop: Guitar, for sale....... cheap...........no strings attached.

Ad.. In Hospital Waiting Room: Smoking Helps You Lose Weight ... One Lung At A Time!

Seen on a bulletin board: Success Is Relative. More The Success, More The Relatives.

When I Read About The Evils Of Drinking...I Gave Up Reading.

My Grandfather Is Eighty And Still Doesn't Need Glasses... He Drinks Straight Out Of The Bottle.

Sign In A Bar: "Those Of You Who Are Drinking To Forget, Please Pay In Advance."

Sign In Driving School: If Your Wife Wants To Learn To Drive, Don't Stand In Her Way.Behind Every Great Man, There Is A Surprised Woman.

The Reason Men Lie Is Because Women Ask So Many Questions.

Getting Caught Is The Mother Of Invention.

Laugh And The World Laughs With You, Snore And You sleep Alone.

The Surest Sign That Intelligent Life Exists Elsewhere In The Universe Is The Fact That It Has Never Tried To Contact Us.

Sign At A Barber's Saloon In Detroit: We Need Your Heads To Run Our Business.

A Traffic Slogan: Don't Let Your Kids Drive If They are Not Old Enough Or Else They Will Never Be.

Sign In A Restaurant: All Drinking Water In This Establishment Has Been Personally Passed By The Manager.

Sign On A Famous Beauty Parlor Window: Don't Whistle At The Girls Going Out From Here. She May Be Your Grandmother !

Confusing Name


An Indian guy named "Anantharaman Subbaraman " arrived at the New York airport and ended up waiting for his visa for about 2 hours for the authorities to call his name.
He got fed up and went to them and asked why they haven't called his name yet.

They said that they have been calling him for the last 2 hours as

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"Anotherman Superman"

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

HOPE,TRUST,CONFIDENCE

CONFIDENCE:

1 Day all villagers decided to pray for rain.On the day of prayer all people gathered & only one boy come with umbrella. THATS CONFIDENCE.

TRUST:

Trust should be like feeling of a 1 year old baby, when you throw him in tha air, he laughs....Because he know you will catch him...

HOPE:

Every night we go to bed, have no assurance to get up alive in the next morning But still we have many plans for coming day...

KEEP CONFIDENCE, TRUST IN GOD AND NEVER LOSE HOPE...

Importance of having Breakfast

Breakfast can help prevent strokes, heart attack and sudden death.Advice on not to skip breakfast!Healthy livingFor those who always skip breakfast, you should stop that habit now!You've heard many times that "Breakfast is the most important meal ofthe day." Now, recent research confirms that one of the worst practicesyou can develop may be avoiding breakfast.
Why?
Because the frequency of heart attack, sudden death, and stroke peaksbetween 6: 00a.m. and noon , with the highest incidence being between 8:00a.m. and 10:00a.m.What mechanism within the body could account for this significant jump in sudden death in the early morning hours? We may have an Answer. Platelet, tiny elements in the blood that keep us from bleeding to Deathif we get a cut, can clump together inside our arteries due to cholesterol or P plaque buildup in the artery lining. It is in the morning hours that platelets become the most activated and tend to formthese internal blood clots at the greatest frequency.
However, eating even a very light breakfast prevents the morning platelet activation that is associated with heart attacks and strokes. Studies performed at Memorial University in St.Johns, Newfoundland found that eating a light, very low-fat breakfast was critical in modifying the morning platelet activation. Subjects in the study consumed either low-fat or fat-free yogurt, orange juice, fruit, and a source of protein coming from yogurt or fat-free milk. So if you skip breakfast, it's important that you change this practice immediately in light of this research. Develop a simple plan to eat cereal, such as oatmeal or Bran.
Flakes, along with six ounces of grape juice or orange juice, and perhaps a piece of fruit. This simple plan will keep your platelets from sticking together, keep blood clots from forming, and perhaps head off a potential Heart Attack or stroke. So never ever skip breakfast

Monday, July 23, 2007

Try to figure it out

See If You Can Figure Out What These Words Have In Common......

Banana

Dresser

Grammar

Potato

Revive

Uneven

Voodoo

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Are You Peeking

Or Have You Already Given Up?

Give It Another Try

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Here You Go... . This Is Cool.

Answer:

In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word. Did you figure it out?

WINNERS VERSUS LOSERS

I got this thru' an email. There is really something in this to think. Hope you all will enjoy.


The Winner is always part of the answer;
The Loser is always part of the problem.

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The Winner always has a program;
The Loser always has an excuse.

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The Winner says, "Let me do it for you";
The Loser says, "That is not my job."

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The Winner sees an answer for every problem;
The Loser sees a problem for every answer.

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The Winner says, " It may be difficult but it is possible";
The Loser says, "It may be possible but i t is too difficult."

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When a Winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong";
When a Loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault."

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A Winner makes commitments;
A Loser makes promises.

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Winners have dreams;
Losers have schemes.

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Winners say, "I must do something";
Losers say, "Something must be done."

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Winners are a part of the team;
Losers are apart from the team.

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Winners see the gain;
Losers see the pain.

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Winners see possibilities;
Losers see problems.

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Winners believe in win-win;
Losers believe for them to win someone has to lose.

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Winners see the potential;
Losers see the past.

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Winners are like a thermostat;
Losers are like thermometers.

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Winners choose what they say;
Losers say what they choose.

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Winners use hard arguments but soft words;
Losers use soft arguments but hard words.

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Winners stand firm on values but compromise on petty things;
Losers stand firm on petty things but compromise on values.

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Winners follow the philosophy of empathy: "Don't do to others what you would not want them to do to you";
Losers follow the philosophy, "Do it to others before they do it to you ."

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Winners make it happen;
Losers let it happen.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Play with words

Someone out there either has too much spare time or is deadly at Scrabble. (Wait till you see the last one)!

DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM
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PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER
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ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER
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DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT
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THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE
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THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS
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SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME
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ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY
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ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES - LET'S RECOUNT
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MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER
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SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S
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A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
IM A DOT IN PLACE
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THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE
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AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:
ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE
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Yep! Someone with waaaaaaaaaaay .. Too much time on their hands!

Reason why never visit a 5 * Hotel

Question : "What would you like to have ..Fruit juice, Soda, Tea, Chocolate, Milo, or Coffee?"
Answer: "tea please"

Question : " Ceylon tea, Herbal tea, Bush tea, Honey bush tea, Ice tea or green tea ?"
Answer : "Ceylon tea "

Question : "How would you like it ? black or white ?"
Answer: "white"

Question: "Milk, Whitener, or Condensed milk ?"
Answer: "With milk "

Question: "Goat milk, Camel milk or cow milk"
Answer: "With cow milk please.

Question: " Milk from Freeze land cow or Afrikaner cow?"
Answer: " Um, I'll take it black. "

Question: " Would you like it with sweetener, sugar or honey?"
Answer: "With sugar"

Question: " Beet sugar or cane sugar ?"
Answer: "Cane sugar "

Question:" White , brown or yellow sugar ?"
Answer: "Forget about tea just give me a glass of water instead."

Question: "Mineral water or still water ? "
Answer: "Mineral water"

Question: "Flavored or non-flavored ?"
Answer: "I'll rather die of thirst

Monday, July 09, 2007

Brain Scans Reveal Why Meditation Works

By Melinda Wenner , Special to LiveScience
posted: 29 June 2007 09:08 am ET

If you name your emotions, you can tame them, according to new research that suggests why meditation works.
Brain scans show that putting negative emotions into words calms the brain's emotion center. That could explain meditation's purported emotional benefits, because people who meditate often label their negative emotions in an effort to "let them go."
Psychologists have long believed that people who talk about their feelings have more control over them, but they don't know why it works.
UCLA psychologist Matthew Lieberman and his colleagues hooked 30 people up to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machines, which scan the brain to reveal which parts are active and inactive at any given moment.
They asked the subjects to look at pictures of male or female faces making emotional expressions. Below some of the photos was a choice of words describing the emotion—such as "angry" or "fearful"—or two possible names for the people in the pictures, one male name and one female name.
When presented with these choices, the subjects were asked to pick the most appropriate emotion or gender-appropriate name to fit the face they saw.
When the participants chose labels for the negative emotions, activity in the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex region—an area associated with thinking in words about emotional experiences—became more active, whereas activity in the amygdala, a brain region involved in emotional processing, was calmed.
By contrast, when the subjects picked appropriate names for the faces, the brain scans revealed none of these changes—indicating that only emotional labeling makes a difference.
"In the same way you hit the brake when you're driving when you see a yellow light, when you put feelings into words, you seem to be hitting the brakes on your emotional responses," Lieberman said of his study, which is detailed in the current issue of Psychological Science.
In a second experiment, 27 of the same subjects completed questionnaires to determine how "mindful" they are.
Meditation and other "mindfulness" techniques are designed to help people pay more attention to their present emotions, thoughts and sensations without reacting strongly to them. Meditators often acknowledge and name their negative emotions in order to "let them go."
When the team compared brain scans from subjects who had more mindful dispositions to those from subjects who were less mindful, they found a stark difference—the mindful subjects experienced greater activation in the right ventrolateral prefrontral cortex and a greater calming effect in the amygdala after labeling their emotions.
"These findings may help explain the beneficial health effects of mindfulness meditation, and suggest, for the first time, an underlying reason why mindfulness meditation programs improve mood and health," said David Creswell, a UCLA psychologist who led the second part of the study, which will be detailed in Psychosomatic Medicine.

Top 7 reasons why I joined IT ...

1) I hated sleep.

2) I had enjoyed my life enough.

3) I couldn't live without tension.

4) I wanted to pay for my sins.

5) I believed in the Bhagwad Geeta principle : karm karo , phal ki ichha na karo.

6) Everything in life has a reason; i wanted to prove it wrong.

7) I wanted to take revenge on myself.

Must Read - Abdul Kalam's Speech


Please read this article by sparing 10 minutes from your busy life. Its about us, after all...
The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 's Speech in Hyderabad ..
Why is the media here so negative?Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, ourachievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?We are the first in milk production.We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.We are the second largest producer of wheat.We are the second largest producer of rice.Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into aself-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievementsbut our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters. I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T. Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize thatself-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving thislecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India ..For her, you and I will have to build this developed India .. You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation. Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice isyours.YOU say that our government is inefficient.YOU say that our laws are too old.YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke,The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?Take a person on his way to Singapore .. Give him a name - YOURS. Give him a face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity... In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai . YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah. YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchangein London at 10 pounds ( Rs.650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.'YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop,'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son.
Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand .Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ? Why don't YOU useexamination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ??? We are stilltalking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India ?Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay , Mr.Tinaikar , had a point to make. 'Rich people's dogs are walked on thestreets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place,' he said. 'And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame theauthorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with a broom every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels?In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan . Will the Indian citizen do that here?' He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility. We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system?What does a system consist of ? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away. Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England .. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.
Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too.... I am echoing J. F. Kennedy 's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians.....'ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIAAND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'Lets do what India needs from us.
Thank you,
Dr. Abdul Kalaam

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Newton


Once all the scientists die and go to heaven. They decide to play hide-n-seekUnfortunately Einstein is the one who has the den......... ..He is supposed to count upto 100...and then start searching... ..Everyone starts hiding except Newton...... ...

Newton just draws a square of 1 meter and stands in it right in front of Einstein. Einstein's counting 1,2,3......97, 98,99.... .100..... ...
He opens his eyes and finds Newton standing in front....... .
Einstein says " newton's out..newton's out....."Newton denies and says "I am not out........I am not Newton......"All the scientists come out to see how he proves that he is not Newton.
Newton says "I am standing in a square of area 1m squared..... That makes me Newton per meter squared..... .
Since one Newton per meter squared is one Pascal, I'm Pascal, Therefore Pascal is OUT.......! ,_

My Visit in Heaven


I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, " This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received."

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section. The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section.Here , the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them."

I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing.

"This is the Acknowledgment Section, " my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed."How is it that there's no work going on here?" I asked. "So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked. "Simple," the angel answered. "Just say, " Thank you, Lord."

"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.



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"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... You are richer than 75% of this world .

"If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. "And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."

Also ......

"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ...... You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. "If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation .. You are ahead of 700 million people in the world.

"If you can attend a place of worship without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death ... You are envied by, and more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

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Attn: Acknowledge Dept.: Thank You Lord! " Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share it with."

Marvellous Answer


A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at his car. The mechanic shouted across the garage,"Hello Doctor!! Please come over here for a minute." The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, "So doctor, look at this. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind 'em, put in new parts, and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get the big money, when you and me is doing basically the same work? "
The doctor leaned over and whispered to the mechanic
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He said: "Try to do it when the engine is running ".

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Unconditional Love


Some time ago, a friend of mine punished his 4 year old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the small child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree. Nevertheless the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said " This is for you Daddy." He was embarrassed by his earlier over reaction... He opened the box and his anger flared again when he found the box was empty.

Then he yelled at her: DON'T YOU KNOW when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside of it??? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, Oh Daddy it's not empty, I blew kisses into the box , all for you Daddy. The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged her for forgiveness. My friend told me that he kept that gold box near his bed for years.


Whenever he was discouraged he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there. In a very real sense each of us has been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

Size Comparison






Friday, February 23, 2007

Amazingly Cute Creations

















Leather bound Bible


A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car.

Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study.



His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat Disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold.

Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, " With all your money you give me a Bible? And stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day.

Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.

His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, "And if ye, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly father which is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?" As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words... PAID IN FULL.

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How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected ? I trust you enjoyed this. Pass it on to others. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for...

IF YOUR GIFT IS NOT PACKED THE WAY YOU WANT IT , IT'S BECAUSE IT IS BETTER PACKED THAT WAY! ALWAYS APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS; THEY USUALLY LEAD YOU TO ATTACHMENTS

Thursday, February 22, 2007

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTION


Jack and Max are walking from religious service. Jack wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying.

Max replies, "Why don't you ask the Priest?"

So Jack goes up to the Priest and asks, " Father, may I smoke while I pray?"



The Priest replies, "No, my son, you may not! That's utter disrespect to our religion."

Jack goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Priest told him.

Max says, "I'm not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try."



And so Max goes up to the Priest and asks, "Father, may I pray while I smoke ?"



To which the Priest eagerly replies, "By all means, my son. By all means. You can always pray whenever you want to."



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Moral of the story is ... The reply you get depends on the question you ask.

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For example, if you want a vacation when still working on a project don't ask for the holiday;

Ask: "Can I keep working on this project while I'm on vacation?"

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Management Lesson

One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus, and drove off along the route.

No problems for the first few stops - a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally well.

At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six feet eight,built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground. He glared at the driver and said, "Big John doesn't pay!" and sat down at the back.

Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek? Well, he was. Naturally, he didn't argue with Big John, but he wasn't happy about it.

The next day the same thing happened - Big John got on again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the next.

This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him. Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff. By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong; what's more, he felt really good about himself.

So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said, "Big John doesn't pay!"

The driver stood up, glared back at the passenger, and screamed, "And why not? "

With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, "Big John has a bus pass ."

FAIRY TALE

Many years ago in a small Indian village.
A farmer had the misfortune Of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender.
The Moneylender , who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer's beautiful Daughter. So he proposed a bargain.He said he would forgo the farmer's debt if he could marry his Daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the Proposal. So the cunning money-lender suggested that they let Providence decide the matter.
He told them that he would put a black Pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would Have to pick one pebble from the bag.
1) If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father's debt would be forgiven.
2) If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father's debt would still be forgiven.
3) But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into Jail.
They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer's field. As They talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he Picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two Black pebbles and put them into the bag. He then asked the girl to pick A pebble from the bag.
Now, imagine that you were standing in the field. What would you have Done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you Have told her? Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:
1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.
2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag And expose the money-lender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order To save her father from his debt and imprisonment.
Take a moment to ponder over the story.
The above story is used with The hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral And logical thinking.The girl's dilemma cannot be solved with Traditional logical thinking. Think of the consequences if she chooses the above logical answers.What would you recommend to the Girl to do?
Well, here is what she did ....
The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without Looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.
"Oh, how clumsy of me," she said. "But never mind, if you look into the Bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I Picked."Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had Picked the white one. And since the money-lender dared not admit his Dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into An extremely advantageous one.
MORAL OF THE STORY:Most complex problems do have a solution. It is only that we don't Attempt to think.

Monday, February 19, 2007

A salty story ...

He met her in a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him.
At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but due to being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, she thought, please, let me go home.. Suddenly he asked the waiter:
"Would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee."
Everybody stared at him, so strange! His face turned red, but, still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.She asked him curiously:
why you have this hobby?
He replied: "when I was a little boy, I was living near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there".
While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched.That's his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart.
A man who can tell out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of home..
Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family. That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their story. They continued to date. She found that actually he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good person but she almost missed him!Thanks to his salty coffee!
Then the story was just like every beautiful love story, the princess married to the prince, then they were living the happy life... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, as she knew that's the way he liked it.fter 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which said:
"My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life lie. This was the only lie I said to you---the salty coffee. Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted some sugar, but I said salt It was hard for me to change so I just went ahead. I never thought that could be the start of our communication! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything.Now I'm dying, I afraid of nothing so I tell you the truth: I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste.. But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life! Since I knew you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again".
Her tears made the letter totally wet.
Someday, someone asked her:
what's the taste of salty coffee? It's sweet. She replied.

Love is not to forget but to forgive

Not to see but to understand

Not to hear but to listen

Not to let go but to HOLD ON!!!!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Types of Girls

Types of Girls ( Computer Humor )


CD-ROM GIRLS

She is always faster and faster.

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EMAIL GIRLS

Every ten things she says, eight are nonsense .

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HARD DISK GIRLS

She remembers everything, FOREVER

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INTERNET GIRLS

Difficult to access

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MULTIMEDIA GIRLS

She make horrible thing look beautiful

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SCREENSAVER GIRLS

She is good for nothing but at least she is fun

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RAM GIRLS

She forget about you, the moment turn her off

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WINDOW GIRLS

Everyone know that she can't do a thing right, but no one can live without her.

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VIRUS GIRLS

Also known as "wife'' when you are not expecting her, she comes, install herself and uses all your resources. If you try to uninstall her you will lose something, if don't try you uninstall her you will lose everything.. .

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SERVER GIRLS

Always busy when you need her.

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I'm the Boss


A Good Ha..Ha..Ha..

The boss was complaining in our staff meeting the other day

that he wasn't getting any respect.

The next day, he brought a small sign that

Read:"I'm the Boss!"

He then taped it to his office door.

Later that day when he returned from lunch,

he found that someone had taped a note to the sign that said:

" Your wife called, she wants her sign back!"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Nineteen !

Nineteen




MagneCote: The World's Most Attractive Paper


Another of those type something in and watch what she does things !
After type in - dont't close this website ...After a while, retype ...FUNNY !

God


In the beginning there was the Computer.And God said
C:>LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Enter user-id.
C:>GOD
Enter Password.
C:>OMNISCIENT
Password incorrect. Try again.
C:>OMNIPOTENT
Password incorrect. Try again.
C:>TECHNOCRAT
And God logged on at 00:00:01, day 1.

God

God doesn't exist - A nice story


A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."" Why do you say that?"asked the customer."Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist.

Tell me, if God exists,would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine loving a God who would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and un-kept.
The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."" How can you say that?"asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber.And I just worked on you!""No!" the customer exclaimed.
"Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."
"Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me.""Exactly !"- affirmed the customer.
"That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

We Feel Fine

Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs.
Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling".
When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed in that sentence.
The result is a database of several million human feelings, increasing by 15,000 - 20,000 new feelings per day.
We Feel Fine - An exploration of human emotion, in six movements by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar.

Sing The Showersong

Turn the sound on, enter the site and
turn the radio on.
Choose a number and enjoy.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Modern Heights

1. What is height of Secrecy?
Offering blank visiting cards.

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2. What is height of Active laziness?
Asking for a lift to house while on a morning walk.

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3. What is height of Craziness?
Getting a blank paper Xeroxed.

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4. What is height of Forgetfulness?
Seeing the mirror and trying to recollect when you saw him / her last.

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5. What is height of Stupidity?
A man looking through a keyhole of a glass door.

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6. What is height of Honesty?
A pregnant woman taking one and a half ticket.

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7. What is height of Suicide?
A dwarf jumping from the footpath on the road.

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8. What is height of De-hydration?
A cow giving milk powder.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

50 Quotes on Mother

# "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."
-- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
# "I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
-- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
# "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
-- Agatha Christie
# "You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
-- Albert Einstein
# "By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
# "Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."
-- Aristotle
# "Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like."
-- Arnold Bennett
# "A mother is she who can take the place of all others butwhose place no one else can take."
-- Cardinal Mermillod
# "A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
# "I really learned it all from mothers."
-- Dr. Benjamin Spock
# "If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers."
-- Edgar Watson Howe
# "My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-- George Washington (1732-1799)
# "The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
-- Henry Ward Beecher
# "What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin."
-- Henry Ward Beecher
# "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
-- Honore' de Balzac
# "Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character."
-- Hosea Ballou
# "Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not."
-- James Joyce
# "The best academy, a mother's knee."
-- James Russell Lowell
# "The phrase "working mother" is redundant."
-- Jane Sellman
# "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."
-- Jewish proverb
# "Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
# "A boy's best friend is his mother."
-- Joseph Stefano
# "Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world."
-- Kate Douglas Wiggin
# "Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."
-- Lin Yutang
# "My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."
-- Mark Twain
# "Motherhood is like Albania-- you can't trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there."
-- Marni Jackson
# "We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth."
-- Mary Antin
# "To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power."
-- Maya Angelou
# "Over the years I have learned that motherhood is much like an austere religious order, the joining of which obligates one to relinquish all claims to personal possessions."
-- Nancy Stahl
# "Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1775-1817)
# "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."
-- Oscar Wilde
# "When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
-- Pablo Picasso
# "A mother's hardest to forgive. Life is the fruit she longs to hand you, Ripe on a plate. And while you live, Relentlessly she understands you."
-- Phyllis McGinley
# "Men are what their mothers made them."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
# "There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
# "A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive."
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
# "People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived.' They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates, and society."
-- Stephen R. Covey
# "Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear at your trial."
-- Sydney Biddle Barrows
# "The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes one a mother-which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician."
-- Sydney J. Harris
# "An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest."
-- Spanish proverb
# "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
-- Theodore Hesburgh
# "A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love."
-- Thomas C. Haliburton
# "Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don't mean a thing."
-- Toni Morrison
# "Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives."
-- Unknown
# "A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
-- Victor Hugo
# "A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us when adversity takes the place of prosperity when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
--Washington Irving
# "The only thing a lawyer won't question is the legitimacy of his mother."
-- W. C. Fields
# "A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it."
-- W. D. Howells
# "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."
--William Makepeace Thackeray
# "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."
-- William Ross Wallace

Friday, February 02, 2007

20 Questions - Check it

1. How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?
Once

2. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the biggest mountain in the world?
Mount Everest

3. What is it that you will break when you call it by name?
Silence

4. Which weighs more, a pound of pennies or a pound of dimes?
A pound is a pound, the world around

5. Two U.S. coins add up to 55 cents, but one coin is not a nickel. What are these coins?
Although one coin is not a nickel, the other coin is!

6. What is it that the people who make it, don't want it; the people who buy it, don't use it; and the people who use, don't know it?
A coffin

7. A man rides into a town on Sunday, three days later, he leaves on Sunday, how can this be?
The horse was named Sunday!

8. Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third childs name?
Johnny.

9. On what side of the cup does the handle belong?
The outside!

10. What kind of dog has four legs but never runs?
A sleeping dog! Dead dogs also

11. Two ducks in front of a duck, two ducks behind a duck and a duck in the middle. how many ducks?
(Not 5) Three, they are swimming in a single row.

12. A man is driving his car without its lights on, the streets lights are not on, and there is no moon. A black cat runs in front of him. He brakes quickly and avoids it. How did he see the cat?
Who said anything about driving at night? It's daytime!

13. It takes 3 mins to boil 1 egg. How long does it take to boil 3 eggs?
(Not 9) Three minutes, you place them all in the same pan.

14. Where are potatoes grown?
In the ground

15. If you hop out of your flop, to drop by the shop for a mop, and to top it off, your pop is a cop, what should you do when you come to a green light?
On a green light you go, an a red light you stop.

16. You have a wooden barrel filled with water. what can you put in it to make it lighter?
A well placed hole

17. What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
your name

18. There are 2 babies born on the same day at the same time in the same month in the same year at the same hospital from the same biological mother. How is it possible they are not twins? They are triplets!

19. What word in the English Language is always spelled incorrectly?
incorrectly

20. What can you keep even after giving it to someone else?
Your word, a cold, or your name.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Scary Spam Automation Tool

I am shocked. You just won't believe what this nasty bot can do!Check this Demo.
It claims to be able to bypass techniques commonly used by many websites to deter automated spam, such as account registration, CAPTCHAs, and e-mail activation before posting.It is used to spam forums, not blogs. Maybe it can do both, but if you look at the URLs in the video, they are all forums.

Nevertheless, it's scary! I don't want to post an infomercial here, so I don't name the software. To be warned about the presence of this tool.

Read more in this article by Conrad Askland.

See also The Washington Post: Scary Blogspam Automation Tools.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Kaleidoscope the Site of your Choice


This thing only works with JPEG images. Sites are automaticly scanned for these images and a kaleidoscope is created from them. Try the same site multiple times to see different kaleidoscopes ...




Check out the other experiments at euh?

Email to the Future


Here's the story: Two fellas started this so that you could write yourself a letter to be delivered at a later date. we've all had to do them in high school and college. it's sorta cool to receive a letter from yourself about where you thought you'd be a year (two years? more?) later. FutureMe.org is based on the principle that memories are less accurate than emails. we strive for accuracy.

111614 letters written to the future and counting...Email to the Future: FutureMe

Newscaster Image Generator


This is an image of the French news chick Melissa Theuriau in which you can change the news announcement to whatever you like.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

Food Fun