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1) Co-signing a loan:
Before you put your name next to your loved one’s on that loan document, be sure you know precisely why they require a co-signer and that they’ll be responsible enough to pay it back on their own. If they default, you could be on the hook, even if you’re no longer together.
2) Paying their bills:
It’s one thing to split shared bills — rent, utilities — when you’re living with someone, but it’s another thing to accept the burden of paying off someone else’s credit card. Additionally, some experts advise against getting joint credit cards because it can be very hard to separate that account if the relationship goes south.
3) Dragging in family members:
It may be tempting to ask in-laws to lend money or co-sign on a loan, but if it’s not exactly a good idea to co-sign on a your loved one’s loan, why would you want to add even more people (and therefore more potential for problems) into the equation?
4) Moving too fast:
Just because you’re head-over-heels in love right now doesn’t mean you will still feel that way a few years down the road. Too many people rush into buying property with their significant other, only to find out that the relationship wasn’t built on the most solid of foundations.
5) Not having an exit strategy:
Discussing finances with a loved one is anti-romantic, so discussing what could happen to those finances if the relationship were to go kaput can get downright ugly. Even so, it’s important for anyone who decides to join accounts, buy property and share assets with a loved one to also think about how those things would be divvied up if the relationship ends.
This is a great way to rid yourself of negative thoughts (hopefully by now you agree that this is very important!). Place a rubber band around your wrist and snap it against your skin anytime a negative thought finds its way into your head.
This operant conditioning technique associates a slight pain with negative thoughts like Pavlov associated food/salivation with the sound of a bell. Sounds a bit cruel at first but it only stings for a second, I promise. Plus the outcome, having only positive thoughts, far outweighs a little slap on the wrist here and there.
1. A Naked Tiger Still Has Stripes
If a tiger loses all his hair, he’ll still be striped. Tiger stripes are like fingerprints, each individual cat’s markings are unique. And they’re not just hair, the stripes are in their skin. Seems to be a thing with cats, since your house cat’s fur markings are also skin deep!
2. Alligators Never Need Dentures
While both humans and alligators depend on their teeth in order to chew food, humans only get two sets of natural teeth to last them a lifetime. Alligators get from 2,000 to 3,000 teeth during the course of their lifetime! Which is no doubt why we never hear about grumpy ‘gators gumming anybody to death.
3.. “Salt of the Earth” Is More Than A Title
There is enough salt in the world’s oceans to cover all the land on all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet! I’m cutting down on salt anyway, hope you are too.
There are an estimated 1,476,233,470 Muslims on the face of the planet: one billion in Asia, 400 million in Africa, 44 million in Europe and six million in the Americas . Every fifth human being is a Muslim; for every single Hindu there are two Muslims, for every Buddhist there are two Muslims and for every Jew there are one hundred Muslims.
Ever wondered why Muslims are so powerless?
Here is why: There are 57 member-countries of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), and all of them put together have around
500 universities; one university for every three million Muslims. The United States has 5,758 universities and India has 8,407.
Some 98 per cent of the ‘literates’ in the Christian world had completed primary school, while less than 50 per cent of the ‘literates’ in the Muslim world did the same.
Around 40 per cent of the ‘literates’ in the Christian world attended university while no more than two per cent of the ‘literates’ in the Muslim world did the same.
Muslim-majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims. The US has 4,000 scientists per million and Japan has 5,000 per million.
In the entire Arab world, the total number of full-time researchers is 35,000 and there are only 50 technicians per one million Arabs. (in the Christian world there are up to 1,000 technicians per one million).
Furthermore, the Muslim world spends 0.2 per cent of its GDP on research and development, while the Christian world spends around five per cent of its GDP.
Conclusion: The Muslim world lacks the capacity to produce knowledge!
If you are hurried and pressed for time, do not watch this. If you are prepared to let your mind and body relax, this will exceed your expectations. Note, the scenes change gradually as does each musical masterpiece…Best to watch in full screen.
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My comment: Maybe these foods can kill you, but I guarantee you will die happy.
I had to look up “paraprosdokian.” Here is the definition: “Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation.” “Where there’s a will, I want to be in it,” is a type of paraprosdokian. Okay, so now enjoy!
A diplomat is someone who tells you to go to hell… in such a way that you look forward to the trip.
Behind every successful man is his woman…. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian…. any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home… even when you wish they were.
Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good Evening,’… and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says, ‘In case of emergency, notify:… I put ‘DOCTOR.’
A clear conscience is… the sign of a fuzzy memory.
War does not determine who is right… – only who is left.
We never really grow up… we only learn how to act in public.
I used to be indecisive…Now I’m not so sure.
Though the Soviets did it first with the shoot down of the plane that crashed in 1983, Korean Air Lines Boeing 747SP, the U.S. also once accidentally downed a civilian airliner carrying about 300 people on it. On July 3, 1988, as the Iran-Iraq war was winding down, US and Iranian ships were involved in some skirmishes in the Persian Gulf. An Airbus A300 took off from a nearby airport, one which was used for both military and civilian purposes. An American cruiser, the USS Vincennes, mistook the plane for an F-14, an American fighter plane that we had sold to Iran before the 1979 revolution, and launched two missiles, downing the plane and killing everyone on board.
President Reagan called the event a “terrible human tragedy,” and stated “we deeply regret any loss of life.” Iran’s UN ambassador condemned the action as ”criminal act,” an ”atrocity” and a ”massacre,” while the US insisted it was a misunderstanding. Then-Vice President George H.W. Bush called the idea the US would have shot down the plane deliberately “offensive and absurd,” and argued that allowing passenger flights out of an airport as a naval battle was underway was irresponsible of the Iranians. “They allowed a civilian aircraft loaded with passengers to proceed on a path over a warship engaged in battle,” Bush said. ”That was irresponsible and a tragic error.”
Iran sued the United States in the International Court of Justice, and the American government eventually agreed in 1996 to pay $61.8 million ($93.7 million today) to the families of victims; notably, that amount was 1/30th of the compensation the US secured from Libya for victims of the Lockerbie plane bombing that same year. The US government has never apologized for shooting down the plane, beyond Reagan’s initial statement, and Max Fisher has noted the event contributes to Iranian mistrust of American intentions to this day.
The Captain bellowed in anger that it might clear the stink in the air if the sailors would change underwear occasionally. The first mate responded, “Aye, aye sir, I’ll see to it immediately!”
The first mate went straight to the sailor’s Berth Deck and announced, “The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear.”
He shouted, “Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, And Brown, you change with Schultz.”
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By Linda Sauget
There once was a wise man who had the right answer to any question, and a young boy who was determined to stump him.
The boy’s idea was to catch a small sparrow and hold it cupped in his hands. He would ask the wise man if the bird was dead or alive. lf the wise man said the bird was dead, he would open his hands and let the bird fly away. If the wise man said the bird was alive, the young boy would crush it. No matter what the wise man answered, the young boy would make sure the answer was wrong.
As the tale goes, the boy went to see the wise man- “Tell me, sir, is the bird I hold in my hands dead or alive?” The wise man thought for a momentand said, “Young man, the answer is in your hands. lt is up to you to kill that bird or let him live. Remember this, you always have the answer. The answer is always in your hands. lt is always up to you.”
We look for answers from teachers, gurus, therapists, friends, family members, the daily horoscope, psychics, seminars and books. We consult advice columns, astrological charts, the lnternet, and blogs. But we have the answers within ourselves.
Think of a question you want answered and follow this simple exercise. Ask yourself the question and notice the first thing that comes to your mind.That answer is your inner intelligence, your intuitive knowledge, your inner guidance. Galileo said, “We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”Whatever the question, you have the answer. Trust yourself and look within.
God, grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change,
COURAGE to change the things I can,
The WISDOM to know the difference,
And the WILLINGNESS to take action.
Written by Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (June 21, 1892 -June 1, 1971)
You’d think that America would be washed up by now.
So how come we are so much stronger than we were 50 years ago? Somehow, in the 235 years since we got started, Americans have weathered Soviet science prodigies, violent lyrics and sex out of wedlock.
We’ve survived a Civil War, two world wars and a Great Depression, not to mention immigrant hordes, alcohol, Freemasons and the “vast wasteland” of network television. We’ve dodged the population bomb, the coming of age, acid rain and the domino effect.
Poor U.S. of A., forever in decline, hand-wringing was the national pastime. We’ve never been virtuous enough, civilized enough, smart enough or resolute enough. Yet, America is to nations what Roberto Clemente was to right fielders. The Pirates legend fretted endlessly about how poorly he felt and how sick he was — while vigorously spraying hits and vacuuming fly balls.
So don’t reach for the defibrillator paddles or the rosary beads quite yet.
If you have known a person that these word describe, you are indeed fortunate.
By Elisabeth-Anne “Bessie” Anderson Stanley (born circa 1900 – d. 1952) Written in verse form, it reads:
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.
Pick the correct Penny —
I cannot believe how many people did not choose the correct one! Take a look, and see if you can choose the right penny. No cheating; do not look at a real penny first.
“Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon….the pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game.”
~ Vladimir Putin ~
The big, fat (pun intended) irony about trying to drop pounds is that cutting calories has a pesky habit of making you eat more, and more of the wrong types of foods. Think about the last time you nibbled a plain green salad for lunch. How did you feel by 6 pm? Ready to eat an entire anything and then have seconds? Hunger is a real, physical need you can’t overcome with willpower alone. So eat already—and stock up on these foods, which will keep you satiated for hours: Fill up with fiber!
1. Eggs: They’re a great source of hunger-quelling protein (about 6 g per egg), plus a recent study found that women following a low-fat diet who ate 2 eggs for breakfast at least 5 days a week lost 65% more weight and averaged an 83% greater reduction in waist circumference. Not a fan? Low-fat yogurt is a great source of (breakfast-happy) protein.
2. Almonds: These tasty nuts contain the healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, good-for-you fats that keep your appetite sated for hours. Studies back this up—one found that after 6 months, dieters whose eating plan included almonds lost 63% more weight, lost 50% more body fat, and shrunk their waistlines 55% more than those on a high-carb diet. They’re not exactly calorie free, so watch portions (1 ounce—or 28 nuts—is about 170 calories).
3. Avocados: How do I love these? In many many ways, but a few slices with a little lime juice is rich, satisfying, and loaded with so many important nutrients, including those healthy monounsaturated fats, plus vitamins and minerals like potassium and folate. No, they’re not calorie free, but a few slices have between 50 and 75 calories and will make any salad or sandwich SO much more satisfying (you can even throw avocado in a smoothie, which is common in Thai food).
4. Apples: I’m going to resist the urge to write anything about absentee doctors and regular apple consumption, but needless to say, eating one or two of these crunchy, portable fruits really can benefit your waistline: One study found that subjects who ate one apple before every meal lost 40% more weight than those who didn’t. Plus, they’re low in calories—about 65 for one that’s medium-size.
5. Oatmeal: This is the food weight loss dreams are made of. It contains high amounts of soluble fiber, which slows digestion and keeps you full for hours, and one study found that subjects who ate oatmeal for breakfast every day and also walked an average of 15 to 30 minutes daily lost about 10 pounds in 12 weeks.
6. Peanut butter: Despite the name, peanuts are actually a legume, not a nut, but they’re still high in those craving-quashing monounsaturated fats, and research has found that dieters who snack on peanuts or peanut butter lose more weight than those who don’t. My advice is to stick with the natural kind because it’s lower in added sugars—and spread some on those apple slices next time you get the 4 pm munchies.
Ridiculously healthy foods that help your heart, too!
By Kate Kelland
LONDON (Reuters) – Men with long index fingers have a lower risk of prostate cancer, British scientists said on Wednesday, a finding that could be used to help select those who need regular screening for the disease.
Researchers at Britain’s Warwick University and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) found that men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger were one-third less likely to develop the disease than men with the opposite pattern of finger lengths.
“Relative finger length could be used as a simple test for prostate cancer risk, particularly in men aged under 60,” said Ros Eeles from the ICR, who helped lead the study.
She said the finding, which the scientists believe may be related to levels of the male hormone testosterone, could be used in combination with other factors such as family history or genetic testing to select at-risk men for screening.