Monthly Archives: May 2012

5 Things to Give Up to Be Happy

  1. Give up the habit of blaming.
  2. Give up your need to impress.
  3. Give up being a victim. 
  4. Give up feeling entitled. 
  5. Give up pretending. 

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Eating Habits are Contagious : Infographic


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Strong negative emotions can damage the immune system.

via omg-facts It wasn’t long ago that it was thought that emotions had no effect on the immune system. Perhaps you’ve seen the commercials that say that depression can cause physical pain. Well it’s true; your emotions have a profound effect on your well-being.

 It turns out that something as simple as good feelings have healing effects on the body with everything from HIV to the flu. It’s been proven that those with a negative outlook will take longer to heal from illness, as well as physical injury. According to Martin Seligman, an expert in the field of positive psychology, there are four things that affect our health that we have control over: smoking, exercise, diet, and optimism.

According to Seligman, optimism is at least as important as the others. Though scientists don’t fully understand the biological mechanisms at work, they know that negative emotions can cause a spike in the hormone known as cortisol, which suppresses the immune system, making it harder to get better.

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Catalytic Converter Capers Continue

This is happening all over the place! Catalytic Converter Capers!!!

The precious metals inside the catalytic converter of a vehicle continue to entice thieves and aggravate vehicle owners.

Thieves Profit $50 Per Stolen Part, Experts Say

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Boy Gives Away Disney World Trip to Family of Fallen Soldier

MAY 31, 2012  Jeff Black, MSNBC

Brendan Haas earned a prize any young kid would appreciate — an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World. Instead of going, though, the Massachusetts boy gave the vacation to the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

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PIMCO’s Gross warns of economic “breaking point”

Instead of demanding higher wages as profits increased, Americans took easy loans. Without the wages to pay off these loans, they went into default and were packaged into the CDS market. (Credit default swaps are insurance-like contracts that promise to cover losses on certain securities in the event of a default.) They typically apply to municipal bonds, corporate debt and mortgage securities and are sold by banks, hedge funds and others. If bond insurance disappears or becomes too costly, lenders will become even more cautious about making loans, and this could impact everyone from mortgage-seekers to municipalities that need money to fix roads and build schools. THIS IS BAD! Real bad….

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The debt crisis and central bank policy responses have degraded the quality and value of debt markets and signal a “potential breaking point” in the global economy that will “disrupt the “current dollar-based credit system””, PIMCO’s Bill Gross, manager of the world’s largest bond fund, said in his monthly letter to investors….. .

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Humankind faces huge solar storms

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via RT http://www.rt.com/news/solar-activity-earth-health-709/

Get ready for some solar action as Earth heads into a period of increased solar activity with a peak in flares predicted for 2013. Scientists say the number of solar storms will be the highest for a decade.

The Sun is on the ascendant phase of its 11-year cycle, with the peak due in February 2013.

“Now the sun has entered a new phase of its active state. The peak of this phase will occur in 2012 and in the following years. And today explosions and solar flares are occuring more often,” Yury Zaitsev, analyst at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Space Research, told Interfax news agency.

This solar maximum, will be less powerful than the previous one in 2000 and one of the weakest since 1928, the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center predicted.

“In 2000 there were far more geomagnetic storms than expected in this and coming years.  And not only in quantity but also in power,” said Sergey Gaydash, the head of Russia’s Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation.

Though weak, it can still pose threats to communication lines, with predictions that a strong solar storm could cause between $1 and 2 trillion in damages.

The increased solar activity and following higher Geomagnetic Activity (GMA) could possibly have a significant influence on those suffering from heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases.

The idea that the magnetic storms have an influence on health has been confirmed by the statistical and clinical studies, said Zaitsev.

It will also way cause major fluctuations in the Sun’s magnetic field, and an increase in the number of sunspots, coronal mass ejections, and solar flares, which often happen shortly after the peak.

Experts suggest taking simple preventive measures during big flares – satellites should be put offline, power grids and communication networks be shielded against electromagnetic radiation.

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