In case you need more of a reason to keep the sugar jar full, it turns out the sweet stuff comes in pretty handy around the house. Here are some of the most surprising and unusual ways to put it to good use.
Post break-up, you're bound to get it: The dreaded invite to the party/picnic/wedding where you know your ex will be. But instead of viewing it like the sequel to Doomsday, start prepping for it like a big red carpet event —one where he's not the focus of your entire evening, just the inspiration for you not wearing a pair of unwashed jeans out of the house (again).
Let's face it. Guys don’t like “the talk”. In fact, most guys don’t like discussing their relationships or their feelings. Now please don’t shoot the messenger. I’m on your side, but we need to have our own little “talk”.
There are a few things that should be strictly personal. You and your bum chum may believe that friendship is all about loving, caring and sharing. While that may be true, but there are a few things that should be absolutely personal and private. Here are a few things that should be in that list.
Your toiletries: We are not saying that you should act miserly and not share your toothpaste, but sharing your brush is a definite no-no. Also things like your comb should be yours alone. It doesn’t really matter how close you are with your friend, or if it is an unexpected overnight stay, somethings just can’t be shared.
Your undergarménts: If sharing your toiletries is not done, then sharing your undergarment is a sin. It’s just too unhygienic, no matter how many times you decide to wash it. Girl, sharing your clothes is fine, but what’s undernéath it, stays right there. The best thing to do would have a spare pair of fresh undergarments at your home.
Cosmetics: Each skin type is different from the other, while you may not have sensitive skin but the same may not hold true for your friend. Make sure you don’t get into some major trouble with your skin by using your friend’s products.
Credit card/debit card pin number: No matter how close your friend is, you just cannot share banking details with him/her. Similarly, don’t be offended if he/she refuses to tell you about his/her savings or salary. There are somethings that are best kept private.
Your ex and her ex: No matter how many times anyone says they are ‘okay’ with their best friend dating their ex, it just doesn’t hold true. That applies both ways. Don’t be surprised if your best friend stops responding to your calls because you’ve gotten to paly with her ex.
A Woman Who Smiles (more powerful than you might realize)
A woman who smiles makes it easier for a man to approach her by conveying an attitude of confidence, warmth and playfulness. Since many women are fearful of giving men the wrong impression, they frequently guard their smiles. If the only knew that smiling is one of the things men can’t resist.
While this approach is safer, it inadvertently sends the wrong message that she is someone who is overly cautious because she has been hurt. In addition, smiling is a sign of acceptance.
Men often need some signal that it is safe to approach a woman before they’re willing to risk introducing themselves (unless they are intoxicated).
A Woman Who Listens (instead of dominating the conversation)
Women are generally perceived as rarely really listening to men, at least not beyond a few minutes. Most of the time, a few minutes is all men really need. But since most men hate to be rejected, it is easier for them to keep conversations superficial.
Men expect most women to want to talk, rather than be willing to listen. If they happen to meet a woman who listens with her eyes (looks at him while he’s talking) as well as her ears, they are intrigued.
If she continues to listen and not take over the conversation, she’s the kind of woman that men can’t resist and want to spend more time getting to know her better. If fact, this is one of the best things you can do on a first date.
A Woman Who Dresses Feminine (men are really visual)
Everyone knows that men are visual. However, women often forget just how helpless men are to what they see. The right visual stimulation can hypnotize any man. Unfortunately, women hear this and often become fearful. They mistakenly believe that men only notice perfect women.
Forget perfect! In spite of what you read about in magazines, men don’t expect a woman to be perfect. If you really want to be noticed by men, think colors, dresses which highlight your curves.
Men basically like any woman who has that adorable quality that men can’t resist. It isn’t that men don’t find women attractive in pants or when they are dressed comfortably – they just don’t notice them as easily. It doesn’t catch their eye like sparkly earrings, pretty colors or flowing dresses and long hair does.
Conversely, a powerfully dressed woman (think lots of red) makes most men think of s*x, or not notice her at all. She may have a soft side, but if men can’t see it, they often don’t know it exists. The more feminine (softer) a woman dresses, the more men she will attract.
This distinctive tuber comes in variety of colours, such that they can have red, orange, yellow or even purple skin. They can also have orange, white or purple flesh, adding to the visual appeal that a food could give.
Suppose you were asked to deliver the eulogy at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, with one instruction: Be completely honest, and don't worry about offending anyone. Would you say that he had a good life? I expect most of us would. In fact I'd wager a few bucks that if you did a poll today asking people to give examples of good lives, Mandela would rank high on the list.
The love of attraction works by focusing on you, it isn’t about the other person but about yourself. Sometimes we think the law of attraction is getting the other person notice us andlove the one we are attracted to and make them love us but the law of attraction is very hard to deal with because the law of attraction deal specifically with you the individual.
Often the hardest aspect is trying to understand what the man in our life is thinking. Michael French, author of Why Men Fall Out of Love: What Every Woman Needs to Understand, explains why men fall out of love, and offers tips on how to bring some excitement back into any marriage or relationship. In his book, French presents a fascinating look at men’s deepest feelings, identifying the key issues that can unravel even the tightest bonds, and has even identified the four top relationship busters:
Loss of intimacy
When a man feels rejected by his partner
The quest for validation
Which stems from low self-esteem, and a man’s continual search for approval and acceptance
The perfection impulse
The tendency of men to mask low self-esteem with achievement
The fading of attraction
When men tell their partners they’re no longer attracted to them, they’re masking the real reason for their loss of interest — that they’re not getting enough love
“Libido is like a muscle — use it or lose it! That means you have to make a habit of lovemaking. The more you do it — the more you’ll feel like doing it,” says Jennifer Oikle, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in relationship coaching. So, ladies, you heard the doctor, go out and get some “exercise.”
What motivates men?
According to Dr. Cheryl McClary PhD, JD, a women’s health professor and the author of The Commitment Chronicles — The Power of Staying Together, men are not motivated by simply wanting to have a better relationship. Instead, men are motivated by:
Fear: of losing, and of change
Greed: for food and for money
Lust: for you and for his toys
“In a way, men sometimes are like cute pet puppies. A man would much rather roll around in the mud or dig holes in the yard than spend time making his relationship better,” Dr. McClary says.
“Now I am not saying men are like dogs or that they should come panting when you whistle. I am saying that many lessons about living with men can be learned from observing ever-faithful canine companions.”
All obedience schools are based on the reward system, she says, so it’s probably worth applying some of their basic principles.
How to improve your relationship:
Remember that what you want is a responsive, attentive companion.
Be persistent and consistent in teaching him what you expect.
Communicate your needs clearly.
Model gentle, loving behavior.
Lavish him with rewards (which will reward you too!).
In other words, the reason that black, Latino, Jewish and LGBT people have a rich history in comedy. Oppression's not funny, but we've learned to find humor in the worst situations - and it's a more sophisticated kind, the sort of jokes that sting a little. (See Sarah Silverman's joke: "I was raped by a doctor... which is so bittersweet for a Jewish girl.")
2. Our grossness is funnier.
Sure, men are the stereotypically "gross" ones with their pizza box-strewn bachelor pads and dirty bathrooms. But female grossness is an often-overlooked gold mine of comedy. Three A.M. drunk burrito eating while you're still in your body-con going out dress? Hilarious. Running out of tampons and toilet paper and using the toilet paper roll wrapper as a makeshift pad? Slaying me. Oh, you've never done that? Yeah, I've totally also never done that and gotten a rash.
3. We're underestimated when it comes to LOLs.
The common mentality goes, women are attracted to funny men, and men are attracted to women who laugh at their jokes. Your average single woman, when preparing for a date, is taught to go to the Girlfriend-Making Factory blow-dry bar, wear something sexy-but-not-slutty, and laugh at everything the guy says.Hell, guys actually give us the upper hand by assuming we're not going to have a sense of humor.
4. And the idea of "female comedy" is underestimated, in general.
These days, the generic idea of what makes a woman funny is twofold: The old-timey "ya know what I'm talking about, ladies?!"-style punchlines, and the on-purpose filthy-mouthed cute girl. Not only are there interesting variations on those two categories (Tina Fey redoing Cathy schtick with an edge, the pointed satire of Sarah Silverman) but there are approximately a zillion other ways that women can be - and are, quite often - funny.
5. We have to work twice as hard to be considered funny.
Everybody who's trying to make a career out of being funny has something to prove as soon as they step onstage or begin that funny listicle or whatever. But women are snap-judged as "girls trying to be funny" from the get-go. (As Adam Carolla infamously told the New York Post, "They make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they're always the least funny on the writing staff.")
6. Women are more socially perceptive.
Someone like Kristen Wiig has obviously benefited from her sharp social observations of certain women (see: Penelope, the compulsive one-upper), and comedy based in truth = the best kind.
7. We don't feel entitled to laughs.
If you take in a lot of standup, the chances are good that you've seen a lot of straight white dudes go up to the stage, do some impromptu, lazy Family Guy-esque riffs, and bomb. That is because straight white dudes have had gorgeous women fake-laughing at their unfiltered, unrehearsed "jokes" for their entire lives. Women, on the other hand, are basically socialized to be insecure perfectionists. Does it suck? Yeah. But does it mean funny women have an arsenal of well-sharpened, on-point jokes to pull out whenever they're needed? Sure does.
The sparkly pink Comic Sans How To Be A Girl For Dummies And Also This Is What Sex Is books our moms left on our beds when we were twelve. The fact that we drop eggs once a month like weird aliens. Occasionally freaking the heck out until we pee on a stick. All of the above = ROFL fodder.
9. Gilda Radner
And other women it would be reductive to name, except to say that they're frequently brought up as "exceptions" to the rule, which is moronic, considering there are hundreds of them. K thanks.
Obvious disclaimer: You can be funny if you're a man or a woman or a tree stump or a copy of the Olsen twins' How The West Was Fun. This is just for the sake of argument.
The term "Airborne disease" refers to any disease that is caused by pathogens and transmitted through the air.
The virus could be spread through coughing, sneezing, raising of dust, spraying of liquids, an so forth.
Airborne pathogens or allergens often cause inflammation in the nose, throat, sinuses and the lungs. affecting the respiratory system. such disease are linked to asthma and other related diseases.
Studies have revealed that pollutants influence the lung functionality and increase the air way inflammation, its also stated that tobacco smoking increases the risk of attracting the disease.
Experts says the disease can be contracted through exposure to an infected person or animals. some people also gets the disease through a portal of entry; mouth, nose, cuts or needle puncture.
The experts also suggests that, the prevention of Airborne diseases is best done through hand washing, using appropriate hand disinfection, getting regular immunization for prevention and staying away from infected people.
Patients should not go in for antibiotics as means of controlling the viral infection.
Immunizations and vaccination is the best measure, a study conducted showed that vaccination, when kept on a precise schedule for children with immunization, prevents approximately 20 million disease cases and 42,000 deaths
The brain is like a muscle – if you don’t give it a regular workout, it loses tone. Here are some tips to help you improve your mental fitness.
1. Exercise for 30 minutes every day. Physical exercise delivers oxygen to the brain. This can help to improve your memory, reasoning abilities and reaction times. 2. Read often and read widely. Keeping an active interest in the world around you will help to exercise your brain and improve your mental fitness. 3. Boost your levels of vitamin B. Eat plenty of wholegrain cereals, leafy greens and dairy foods. Vitamin B is essential to brain health.
4. Challenge your intellect and memory. Stretch yourself mentally by learning a new language, doing the cryptic crossword or playing chess. This is important for brain health and good for your social life.
5. Take time to relax. Excess stress hormones like cortisol can be harmful to the brain. Schedule regular periods of relaxation into your week.
6. Take up a new hobby. Learning something new gives the ‘grey matter’ a workout and builds neural pathways in the brain.
7. Actively manage your health. Conditions such as diabetes or heart disease can affect mental performance if not diagnosed and treated. Have regular check-ups with your doctor to prevent future problems.
8. Engage in stimulating conversations. Talk to friends and family about a wide range of topics. This gives your brain an opportunity to explore, examine and enquire.
9. Take up a manual activity or craft. Hobbies such as woodwork and sewing or activities like skipping require you to move both sides of the body at the same time, in precise movements. This can help to improve your spatial awareness and increase your reaction time.
10. Exercise your brain with others. Watch, question and answer game shows and enjoy the competitive spirit. Involve the family in regular games to test their general knowledge