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Richard Branson: – One man I do admire for his tenacity, wisdom, and fearless courage, plus being very cheeky with life.
1. When women gossip, their levels of the ‘Love Hormone’ oxytocin go up. This is according to researchers from the University of Pavia in Italy. This makes the gossipers feel closer to each other regardless of their mood or personality type. Another way of getting the Oxytocin shot is by giving your friend a hug. Now that is more positive I am thinking.
2. Garlic repairs glass cracks? yep amazing. If you have a glass with a hairline crack, try cutting a garlic clove in half and gently rubbing it against the cracks. The high concentration of sucrose compounds will act as an adhesive.
3. Most of us thought there was only 7 continents. Apparently not. Geologists are now arguing there is an 8th. ‘Zealandia’ consists of NZ and Caledonia. It could be known as the smallest continent of all. It is not official as yet but will be when enough scientists get on board.
4. A few times each year, thousands of fish meet up to for one giant ‘tuna tornado’ because they do most of their breeding outside their bodies. The tuna gather themselves into a living tornado of reproduction, which acts as a moving wall that encircles a protected space where they can release a large volume of egg and sperm all at once .
5. Some farmers feed their cows Skittles. The reason being candy, chocolate, cereal or molasses is a cheap substitute for corn. The sugar reportedly helps cows with digestion,, increase milk production and fattens up the beef cattle. Mars, inc sells their unused skittles to companies that melt them down and add them to livestock feed which is cheaper to buy than corn as corn at times is to high a price to be economical.
I first heard about this book when the lead singer from ‘ColdPlay’ was being interviewed on ‘Ellen and a few days later Jimmy Fallon also mentioned he had just read this book while he was recouping from his injured finger. They both said it was a book that had a very positive impact.
So I bought it as this is the type of book I like to read.
I have just finished reading it and it is very compelling. Its not a big book it is only 165 pages so won’t take long to read. I believe each person will take away some thing different from this book.
It is one that everybody should have in their library.
This book has been around for some time and is a riveting story about the life in the Nazi death camps and the spiritual lessons for their survival. Lessons that we can use today and how we choose to handle difficult times in our lives. It was first published in 1959 and been read by thousands.
1. 24% Is the percentage by which purchases of empty calorie desserts, such as cakes, pastries, and doughnuts, dropped between 2005 and 2012 according to a US study
2. According to the Journal Positive Psychology ’11’ is the average number of weeks it takes for someone to get over a break-up.
3. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, When you lose weight 84% of the fat lost turns into carbon dioxide and leaves the body through the lungs. The remaining 16% becomes water and leaves the body through sweat, tears and urine
4. Research shows that when a woman is most fertile her voice alters subtly and the change is enough to let a guy know its a great time for you to reproduce.
Its all down to hormonal changes that accompany a woman’s menstrual cycle. Research at James Madison University in the US involved study participants listening to recordings of women’s voices. It revealed an increase of 20% in electrical activity in participants skin and a 5 percent increase in heart rate, when a woman was at peak fertility. The changes took place within five seconds of hearing her voice, long before the listener was aware of it.
5. Danish scientists have discovered that those with blue eyes have just one ancestor. Apparently a genetic mutation took place somewhere between 6000 and 10,000 years ago that led to the existence of every blue eyed person walking on the planet today.
“Originally we all had brown eyes” University of Copenhagen professor Hans Eiberg says. “But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a ‘switch’ which literally turned off the ability to produce brown eyes”. The switch reduced melanin production in the iris, and DNA testing shows this happened at the same point for everyone with blue eyes, while people with brown or green eyes show a lot more variation in that part of their DNA
You know sometimes life throws you a curve that you find difficult to handle. It drags you down and you really want to be over it, move on to something more positive.
Sometimes an article will come before you, be in your face. It happens often when you are asking yourself some poignant questions.
If you are listening and aware you will get an answer that may help.
Maybe you are feeling a little low or curious about what is happening in your life.
Being positive is one way to overcome any feelings that you are not comfortable with.
This article has 10 suggestions and one extra from me.
They are simple suggestions but sometimes we need to be reminded.
1. Open Yourself to the possibility of a new Reality.
2. Re-establish your priorities.
3. Learn to cope with change
4 Surround yourself with positive people
5. Broaden your perspective
6. Do something you love every day.
7. Offer to serve others.
8. Stay Organized
9. Get up and move.
10. Forgive yourself.
11. Build a core support circle to help.
I found this article written by Wendy Champagne for the magazine Nature & Health. I thought it was an excellent article especially for this time of the year.
Christmas can be a lonely time for some and especially if there is financial difficulty, it can be rather depressing. It can only be this way if you let it be.
Here are 10 ways to change your attitude and “Luck”. If you are, in what you think is an unfortuneate situation, read them, study them and make the changes and see the difference it will make.
1. Open Windows.” Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” Ancient roman Seneca. Lucky people are more aware and notice windows of opportunity and seek them out.
2. Relax. Personality tests show that unlucky people are more tense and anxious than their lucky counterparts. Wiseman explains that stress makes it harder for us to notice the unexpected, and we miss opportunities
3. Go with your instincts. Hunches and gut feelings and first impressions – Get to know them and trust them.
4. Be a glass half – full person. Lucky people believe their future is bright. In time that expectation becomes a self – fulfilling prophecy. This also helps to persist in the face of failure. Look for the good and you will find it. Look for the bad and you will find that too. Its up to you.
5 Keep busy. Luck seems to diminish in procrastination and inefficiency. Luck is an active principle attracting it requires the same in us.
6. Turn obstacles into opportunities. Lucky people spontaneously imagine how things could have been much worse, they don’t dwell on negatiaves and they take control of bad situations. They believe there is something much better around the corner for them.
7. Give and you will recieve. Emerson wrote “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself”. It is a positive deal between you and the Universe.
8. Grace and gratitude. Gratitude in life brings blessings. Yogis say that gratitude is divine acceptance of all that is. Practice gratitude and find grace in our lives. Write down at least 1 -5 things to be grateful about each day.
9. Shake things up. Lucky people continually make changes. Break routines, bust out of ruts. Take a different way home from work you may experience something new and exciting.
10 Stay positively Sceptical. Having a rational view of luck in your life may be the key to making it happen adds Wiseman. Shakespeare said “There is nothing good or bad on earth but thinking makes it so”