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Does any one else think that sugar is just as bad as weed??

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 at 4:35 am

Does any one else think that sugar is just as bad as weed??
I mean if you have never heard of neither Cannabis or Sugar before in your life, and I showed you a highly accurate and detailed report of both substances how many people do you think would say Sugar …

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Why are boobs so enticing? [Seriously]?

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 at 4:03 am

Why are boobs so enticing? [Seriously]?

Why are boobs so enticing. Is it a masculine thing? Was I deprived as an infant? I hate to feel like a pervert but a nice pair of boobs captures my attention and I find it hard to look away.

Call me a perve. But a lot of women purposefully show them off and they know there are 1000s of guys like me ready to worship…

Does using computer alot give u bad eyes?

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 at 4:01 am

Does using computer alot give u bad eyes?

What if you found out you studied the WRONG thing in univesity or college? what will you do?

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 7:00 am

What if you found out you studied the WRONG thing in univesity or college? what will you do?

DROP OUT or change the course

or …
The root of the problem
Student life can be stressful at times, so there could be a number of things making you miserable. If something traumatic is going on in your personal life, this could be affecting the way you feel about the course. Confiding in a friend or tutor will help. The university may also offer a counselling service.

If lack of cash is an issue, it’s worth finding out what funding options, support or benefits are available. Being broke makes it harder to maintain perspective and skipping lessons to earn much-needed cash can leave you falling behind. A little extra financial help may be all that’s needed to take the pressure off.

But, if it’s the actual content of the course that’s sending you to sleep, it’s time to talk to your tutor, careers, welfare or Connexions advisor can help you figure out what your next move should be.

Moving on
It takes a lot of courage to admit you’ve made a mistake, but being honest about it could be the best thing you ever do – something Daniel Spencer, 18, realised after ditching his BTEC course.

“After a couple of months I got bored of being stuck in a classroom. I wanted to study something more practical. The whole thing made me feel really unenthusiastic – like I was wasting the year,” he says.

After talking to his tutors, Daniel made the difficult decision to drop out. “I was worried I wouldn’t find anything else I wanted to study, but then I saw an Advanced ICT Apprenticeship advertised in the paper. I checked it out online and it looked perfect for me. I asked a friend who works in the industry to look over it and got good advice from Connexions, so I was confident I’d be learning the hands-on stuff I wanted,” he says. “I’m so relieved I found something I really wanted to do.”

Before you quit your course, check what requirements the new course tutors require – remember you will also have transferable skills from your current studies. But do your research. “Open days are essential – speaking to tutors and students who are already studying the course can help you find out if it’s right for you,” says Connexions Area Manager Yinka Okikiolu.

Failing your course year
If your decision to leave your course is based on bad first-year exam results, talk to your tutor – the more open you are about your poor performance, the better your chance of getting the help and support you need. You may be able to retake exams or get more support with your learning if you are finding the course challenging.

Whether it was bad time management, feeling overwhelmed, a failed exam day or just too much time with your nose in a pint instead of a book, figuring out what went wrong can help you avoid making the same mistakes in future – be it on this course or another one.

Sticking it out
So you may not be skipping to uni every day but there are circumstances when hanging in there is the best option. Despite not enjoying her course, Nicola, 21, feels finishing her joint degree in Mathematics with Accounting and Financial Management was the right decision for her.

“I studied Accounting because people told me it was a good choice, but I found it a real struggle, with a lot of reading for essays instead of just working with numbers,” she says. “I felt too shy to talk to my tutors about how I was feeling and it seemed too difficult to change course, especially as I’d already passed the year and didn’t want to waste it. So I decided to stick with it.

“Looking back, I should have done more research before choosing it and it was hard to motivate myself, but I’m happy I’ve got my degree.”

Written by Marcella Carnevale

Updated:15/07/2010
Source: http://www.lifetracks.com/learning/qualifications/your-study-options/drop-out-change-university-course

At what stage of life are men’s and women’s brains more alike than they are different?

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 6:48 am

At what stage of life are men’s and women’s brains more alike than they are different? LB: Around age 60, our hormones are more equivalent. The woman has a little more testosterone and a lot lesses trogen, whereas the male has less testosterone and a little
more estrogen. Testosterone levels in men begin to decline between ages 40 and 60 as they go through andropause, [also called male menopause]. Men usually still have a greater sex drive than women do — but around 60, we’re as close as we’ll ever be in terms of the hormones that are running our brain circuits. So here’s one hypothesis: The reason some men become more patient or more willing to get closer as they age is because they have higher levels of estrogen, which stimulates the brain to make oxytocin, the cuddle hormone.

In addition to noticing these hormonal changes, we also have to recognize this:
Experience shapes the brain. The nature-nurture debate is dead because every experience we have — and especially those experiences we repeat — actually changes the brain’s circuitry. By the time we are 60, we’ve had a lot of life experiences — and those experiences have changed the architecture of the brain.

When you reject your partner’s sexual advances, you hit the guy more deeply than he will ever admit to you. If you’re going to turn him down, find a way to do it gently. It’s one of the most loving things you can do.

Go Green

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 6:02 am

go green, people go
lets save our world

What happen to Swine Flu?

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 5:54 am

What happen to Swine Flu?

Why people are so fascinated by Susan Boyle

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2010 at 6:06 am

Why people are so fascinated by Susan Boyle
Why does the world have their eye on Susan Boyle? Because she appears to be what society would deem as a lonely spinster woman. At first sight she appears to have nothing special to offer over the other contestants.

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2010 at 6:05 am

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Focus on outcomes

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2010 at 6:03 am

Focus on outcomes

SUCCESSFUL business ow-ners and managers need to be very clear about what outcomes they want.
Whether you call them goals, objectives or targets, these are the factors that you are ultimately judged on.
Outcomes determine whether your business is a success or a failure.

If you are an employed manager, you will find them in your job description or contract. And I am sure your boss will concentrate on them at your next performance review.
Outcomes are what you are paid to achieve.

Don’t be distracted
Many businessowners and managers allow themselves to be distracted and diverted from their outcomes. They get involved in all sorts of situations that take their “eye off the ball”.
I regularly run a workshop for managers called “Managing Your Priorities”.
At the start of the workshop, I ask the managers to draw a map on a large sheet of flipchart paper of all the things they do in their job.
They almost inevitably fill that page with all sorts of tasks and activities.
I then ask them to identify and mark with a large cross their real priorities and the outcomes that they are ultimately judged on.
Out of all the tasks and activities on the page, they usually mark only five or six priorities and sometimes less.
What we do find, however, is that the priorities that they mark are not allocated the time they deserve on a day-to-day basis.
The managers will often blame their senior manager for many of the tasks that divert them from their priorities, which is perfectly fair.
However, there are many tasks that the managers take on because:

They don’t like to say “no”,
They don’t trust anyone else to
do it, or
They just “like” to do it
themselves.
I then spend time in the workshop showing the managers how to communicate with their senior manager and their other colleagues to minimise the number of tasks that do not contribute to their outcomes.
Many managers fall into the trap of believing that their boss will understand why they have not hit their target or quota.
They seem to think that because the senior manager has handed out all sorts of other tasks, then he will accept their failure to achieve their targets.
Well, let me tell you now — he won’t! The successful boss is very focused on outcomes and does not allow anyone or anything to divert him without good reason.

Help your team to focus
It is also important to focus on outcomes as far as your team members are concerned.
Sometimes, the people in your team will be only too happy to do other little jobs and tasks that you ask them to do.
I have had sales staff who say: “Oh, I’ll deliver that to the customer, it’s on my way.”
Customer service people will say: “I’ll go and talk to distribution or finance department about that.”
As their supervisor, you have to keep asking yourself the question: “Is what they’re doing helping me to achieve my outcomes?”
If the answer is “no”, then do not let them do it.
Make it clear to your team what the outcomes are and do not concern yourself too much about how they get there. Now, that does not mean that you encourage a salesman to get a sale at any cost.
Your people may not do a job the way you would do it, but that does not necessarily mean it is wrong.
I checked into a hotel recently, and as I signed the paperwork, the bubbly receptionist complimented me on my cologne. She asked what kind it was so that she might buy some for her boyfriend.
Now, I know this hotel chain, and this is not part of the welcome speech. I also know that some managers would discourage this level of familiarity between staff and customers.
But as a customer, I loved it — she certainly brightened my day. Her response was far better than some of the robotic greetings you get from most receptionists at major hotel chains.
This receptionist had made me a happy customer, and if I owned this hotel, that is an outcome I would want.
The successful manager defines the outcomes to the team and then lets each person find his way of getting there.
That does not mean you walk away or have no idea what is going on.
You need to be constantly out there with the team — watching, listening and supporting what they are doing.
However, do not control your team’s activities and get the members to do things the way you want them done because that is extremely stressful.
You might end up de-motivating the team, and then it will be much harder to achieve your outcomes.
I believe that two characteristics of successful business owners and managers are:

They get the job done, and
They do it in the easiest and least
stressful way.

Article by Alan Fairweather, an associate consultant with d’Oz International.