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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Eating disorders


Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are more commonly known as anorexia and bulimia. The two disorders can be difficult to distinguish from each other because they have similar characteristics: With both anorexia and bulimia, the person will have a distorted image of his or her body. That person will seem to be obsessed with what he or she eats.

Both bulimia.htm">anorexia and bulimia tend to affect girls more than guys, but 10% of the people with Eating disorders are guys. And, because we typically think of eating disorders as only affecting girls, they often go unrecognized in guys. Guys with eating disorders also tend to focus more on athletic appearance or success than on just looking thin.

People with anorexia have an intense fear of being fat. When a person has anorexia, he or she hardly eats at all — and the small amount of food that is eaten becomes an obsession. A person with anorexia may weigh food before Eating it or compulsively count the calories of everything. It is not unusual for a person with anorexia to also exercise excessively in an attempt to lose weight.

A unique feature of anorexia is not only the strong desire to be very thin, but also the altered body perception that goes with it. Even though they might be shedding pounds at a dangerous rate, people with anorexia don't see themselves as thin. A person with the condition can look in the mirror and actually see a fat person.

bulimiais a bit different from anorexia because the person with bulimia doesn't avoid eating. Instead, he or she eats a large amount of food then gets rid of it quickly by vomiting or taking laxatives. This is commonly known as "binge and purge" behavior. Like anorexia, bulimia tends to affect girls and young women more than guys. Unlike anorexia, you can't always tell by looking whether a person has bulimia. In fact, someone with bulimia may appear average or even above average in weight.




Warning Signs
So how can you tell if a person has anorexia or bulimia? You can't only tell by looking, of course — someone who loses a lot of weight may have another health condition. But if you know of someone who fits the patterns described below, you may want to try to help your friend.

anorexia:

drops weight to about 20% below normal
denies feeling hungry
exercises excessively
feels fat
withdraws from social activities
Bulimia:

makes excuses to go to the bathroom immediately after meals
eats huge amounts of food, but doesn't gain weight
uses laxatives or diuretics
withdraws from social activities
What Causes Anorexia and Bulimia?
No one is really sure what causes Eating disorders, although there are many theories as to why people develop them. Most people who develop an eating disorder are between the ages of 14 and 18 (although they can develop even earlier in some people). At this time in their lives, many teens don't feel as though they have much control over anything. The physical and emotional changes that go along with puberty can make it easy for even the most confident person to feel a bit out of control. By controlling their own bodies, people with Eating disorders feel as though they can regain some control — even if it is done in an unhealthy way.

For girls, even though it's completely normal (and necessary) to gain some additional body fat during puberty, some respond to this change by becoming very fearful of their new weight and feel compelled to get rid of it any way they can. It's easy to see why people may develop a fear of any weight gain, even if it's healthy and temporary: We're overloaded by images of thin celebrities — people who often weigh far less than their healthy weight. When you combine the pressure to be like these role models with a changing body, it's not hard to see why some teens develop a distorted body image.


Some individuals who develop eating disorders can also be Depressed or anxious. Experts also think that some people with eating disorders may have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Their anorexia or bulimia gives them a way to handle the stresses and anxieties of being a teen and allows them to have control and impose order in their lives.

There is also evidence that Eating disorders may run in families. Our parents influence our values and priorities, of course, including those toward food — which may be one reason eating disorders seem to run in families. But there also is a suggestion that there may be a genetic component to certain behaviors, and Eating disorders could be one such behavior.

Sports and Eating Disorders
Some girls might be more apt to develop an eating disorder depending on the sport they choose. Gymnasts, ice-skaters, and ballerinas often operate in a culture where weight loss is important, and even runners might be encouraged to go on a diet. But in an effort to make their bodies perfect and please those around them, these athletes can end up with eating disorders.

Though it's unusual for guys to have anorexia or bulimia, it can occur, especially with the demands of certain sports. A sport like wrestling, for example, has specific weight categories that can lead some guys to develop an Eating disorder. In some cases, eating disorders in male athletes are even unintentionally encouraged; they are taught that winning is the most important thing.

But the truth is that an Eating disorder does much more harm than good. Athletes with eating disorders, whether girls or boys, may find that because of a lack of energy and nutrients, their athletic performance deteriorates and they become injured more often.

Effects of Eating Disorders
Whatever the cause of an eating disorder, the effects can be damaging — if not downright devastating and life threatening. People who weigh at least 15% less than the normal weight for their height may not have enough body fat to keep their organs and other body parts healthy.

A person with anorexia can do damage to the heart, liver, and kidneys by not eating enough. The body slows everything down as if it were starving, causing a drop in blood pressure, pulse, and breathing rate. (For girls, this starvation mode may mean they stop getting their periods.) Lack of energy can lead people with anorexia to feel light-headed and unable to concentrate. Anemia (lack of red blood cells) and swollen joints are common in people with anorexia, as are brittle bones. Anorexia can cause a person's hair to fall out, fingernails to break off, and a soft hair called lanugo to grow all over the skin. In severe cases, eating disorders can lead to severe malnutrition and even death.

People with bulimia often have constant stomach pain. In fact, bulimia can actually damage a person's stomach and kidneys as a result of constant vomiting. bulimia can also cause a person's teeth to decay because of the acids that come up into the mouth while vomiting. The person may also develop "chipmunk cheeks," which occur when the salivary glands permanently expand from throwing up so often. Like girls with anorexia, girls with bulimia may stop getting their periods. And, most dangerous of all, the constant purging can lead to a loss of the mineral potassium, which can contribute to heart problems and even death.

The emotional pain of an eating disorder can take its toll, too. When a person becomes obessed with weight, it's hard to concentrate on much else. Many times people with eating disorders become withdrawn and less social. Teens with anorexia can't join in on snacks and meals with their friends or families, and they often don't want to break from their intense exercise routine to have fun. Individuals with bulimia often spend a lot of mental energy on planning their next binge, spend a lot of their money on food, and hide in the bathroom for a long time after meals.

Eating disorders are not fun. Both anorexia and bulimia can lead to feelings of guilt and depression. Some individuals with eating disorders begin using drugs or other substances to help mask their feelings, which only makes the situation worse.

Treatment for Eating Disorders
Fortunately, people with Eating disorders can get well and gradually learn to eat normally again. Because anorexia and bulimia involve both the mind and body, medical doctors, mental health professionals, and dietitians will often be involved in a person's treatment and recovery.

Therapy or counseling is a critical part of treating Eating disorders — in many cases, family therapy is one of the keys to eating healthily again. Parents and other family members are important in helping a person see that his or her normal body shape is perfectly fine and that being thin doesn't make anyone happy.

The most critical thing about treating eating disorders is to recognize and address the problem as soon as possible — like all bad habits, unhealthy Eating patterns become harder to break the longer a person takes part in them. If you have an eating disorder, don't wait to get help — anorexia and bulimia can do a lot of damage to the body and mind if left untreated. At worst, eating disorders can kill, and at best, they leave a person feeling and looking terrible.

If you want to talk to someone about eating disorders and you don't feel as though you can approach a parent, try talking to a teacher, a neighbor, your doctor, or another trusted adult. Remember that Eating disorders are common among teens, and more importantly, that treatment is out there.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

About OCD

About Obessions

Obsessions are thoughts, images, or impulses that occur over and over again and feel out of your control. The person does not want to have these ideas. He finds them disturbing and intrusive, and usually recognizes that they don't really make sense. People with OCD worry excessively about dirt and germs and become obsessed with the idea that they are contaminated or contaminate others. They may have Obessive fears of having inadvertently harmed someone else even though they usually know this is not realistic. Obessions are accompanied by uncomfortable feelings, such as fear, disgust, doubt, or a sensation that things have to be done in a way that is "just so."

About Compulsion

People with OCD try to make their Obessions go away by performing compulsions. Compulsions are acts the person performs over and over again, often according to certain "rules." People with an obsession may wash constantly to the point their hands become raw and inflamed. A person may repeatedly check that she has turned off the stove or iron because of an Obessive fear of burning the house down. OCD compulsions do not give the person pleasure. Rather, the rituals are performed to obtain relief from the discomfort caused by the Obessions.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Panic Attacks, happens anytime, any where...



It can happen anytime, anywhere — when you're alone, with others, at home, in public, even awakening you from a sound sleep. Suddenly, your heart begins to race, your face flushes and you experience shortness of breath. You feel dizzy, nauseated and out of control. Some people even feel like they're dying.

You may have experienced a panic attack — a sudden episode of intense fear that prompts severe physical reactions in your body. Many people, thinking they're having a heart attack, go to the emergency room. Others try to ignore the signs and symptoms, not realizing that they're experiencing a panic attacks.

More women than men are affected by panic attacks. Some people are affected by frequent panic attacks, a condition known as panic disorder.

Although panic attacks were once dismissed as nerves or stress, they're now recognized as a potentially disabling, but treatable condition. A variety of approaches, including medications, therapy and relaxation techniques, can help you control or prevent panic attacks.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

*Traumatic Event*

Diagnostic Criteria
The person has been exposed to a traumatic event in which both of the following were present:
the person experienced, witnessed, or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others
the person's response involved intense fear, helplessness, or horror
Either while experiencing or after experiencing the distressing event, the individual has three (or more) of the following dissociative symptoms:
a subjective sense of numbing, detachment, or absence of emotional responsiveness
a reduction in awareness of his or her surroundings (e.g., "being in a daze")
derealization
depersonalization
dissociative amnesia (i.e., inability to recall an important aspect of the trauma)
The traumatic event is persistently reexperienced in at least one of the following ways: recurrent images, thoughts, dreams, illusions, flashback episodes, or a sense of reliving the experience; or distress on exposure to reminders of the traumatic event.
marked avoidance of stimuli that arouse recollections of the trauma (e.g., thoughts, feelings, conversations, activities, places, people).
marked symptoms of anxiety or increased arousal (e.g., difficulty sleeping, irritability, poor concentration, hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, motor restlessness).
The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning or impairs the individual's ability to pursue some necessary task, such as obtaining necessary assistance or mobilizing personal resources by telling family members about the traumatic experience.
The disturbance lasts for a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 4 weeks and occurs within 4 weeks of the traumatic event.
The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition, is not better accounted for by Brief Psychotic Disorder, and is not merely an exacerbation of a preexisting Axis I or Axis II disorder.

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Differential Diagnosis
Mental Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition; Substance-Induced Disorder; Brief Psychotic Disorder; Major Depressive Episode; exacerbation of a preexisting mental disorder; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Adjustment Disorder; Malingering.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"OLD" is when...

OLD" IS WHEN ... Your sweetie says, "Let's go upstairs and make love," and you answer, "Pick one; I can't do both!"

"OLD" IS WHEN ... Your friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you're barefoot.

"OLD" IS WHEN ... A sexy babe catches your fancy and your pacemaker opens the garage door.

"OLD" IS WHEN ... Going braless pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.

"OLD" IS WHEN ... You don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along.

"OLD" IS WHEN ... You are cautioned to slow down by the doctor instead of by the police.

"OLD" IS WHEN ... "Getting a little action" means you don't need to take any fiber today

"OLD" IS WHEN ... "Getting lucky" means you find your car in the parking lot.

"OLD" IS WHEN ... An "all nighter" means not getting up to use the bathroom.

"OLD" IS WHEN ... You are not sure these are jokes .

I can hear the Angels

I can't hear the Angels , calling for me
A distant cry
did someone hear me, crying upon my pillow
my Angels hear with their ears , always open
they guide me in directions
they take my heart . my hand
and they lead me to peacefulness
teaching me ways of understanding this life of mine
if you cry hard enough and pray
I believe you'd be rescued
the answer should fall like raindrops
but for now ages comfort me
I await for answers
each morning , each evening
my world seems in black
as if I'm stuck in the whole
I'm waiting for a hand
to lift me free
a helping hand
guidance
directions
where is my world ending up to be
so I continue to pray
and only God's knows
the past that I should be

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Workers' Compensation (where are the rights to the injured worker?)

Worker's Compensation issues

There is a reason for this,
Legal limitations and restrictions as to how much an injuried worker may recover
result in many Workers' recieving inadequate benefits.
Unfortunately, the workers Compensation system
was not designed primarily to benefit the injuried worker.
Instead, it was created to protect employers and Workers' Compensation insurance companies
by limiting their liability and obligations. Despite these negatives,
workers compensation has evolved over the years to include some fairly decent workers protections
Although many of these are buried in hard-to-understand rules and procedures,
informed workers are willing to assert their rights have a good chance of being treated fairly.
Sadly, most Workers' have little, if any, knowledge about their workers compensation rights.
Wouldnt you like to know your rights with Workers' Compensation?
It would be nice if we could handle your own Worker's Compensation case
or filing a claim on someone else's behalf,
such as a minor. ( In legal terms, this is referring to as acting in the capacity of a guardian ad Litem,
where you file a Workers' Compensation procedures and understand the important decisions you'll need to make.

In few places on earth will find a system that uses more confusing, contradictory, and just plain batty terminology.
Unfortunately,
you will simply have to master a number of confusing terms and acronyms used in the Worker's Compensation system,
or you won't understand how to handle your claim.
Whenever you hit a mind-bloggling term, take a moment to learn what it means.
In no time at all, you'll be talking with ease about your TTD, VRMA, QME, P&S, and QRR.

The Workers' Compensation system is sometimes described as a "no-fault" system of give and take.
The injuried employee gives up the right to sue an employer in court.
In return, the employee recieves Compensation without having to prove that the employer caused the injury.
In exchange for the employer's liablity is limited to benefits specified in the California Labor Code.
Not surprisingly less than what might be available if employees could sue in court.
For the vast majority of cases,
the rule that all work-related injuries must go through the Worker's Compensation system is a fact of life.
(There are a few situtations where an injuried employee is not covered by Workers' Compensation and may sue an employer in the glance, a no fault system sounds like fair deal- workers who are hurt are taken care of without having to go through a costly peocess of assigning blame.
Unfortunately, the existing system is complicated and hard to understand.
It has evolved into what too often becomes a bureaucatic nightmare that commonly intimidates and hinders people with valid claims.
But perhaps the worst aspect of the California Workers' Compensation system is that it doesn't deliver on its fundamental promise to cover all injuried workers on "no-fault basis.
The employer and its Workers' Compensation insurance company will often fight an employee's perfectly legitimate claim every step of the way.

Enough about the problems with Workers' Compensation laws. If you've been injuried on the job, you probably want to know how you'll be compensated.
California Workers' Compensation laws provide a limited number of benefits (mostly money payments.) Workers' Compensation benefits are tax exempt; in other words, they are not considered income for income tax purposes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Just close your eyes and drift with me
across the deepest blue skies
atop the highest mountain tops
where no one can possibly make us stop
dance with me within my heart and my soul
allow me to enter your mind
my love for you is what you’ll find
capture each color of the rainbow
fly with me with a natural high
holding hands as we continue to dance in the sky
together we will forever fly

John Carleton

John Carleton;

Well who the hell is John Carleton,
after 25 years as a notorious successful and outrageously high paid, freelance copywriter , and marketing consultant, John is firmly at the red-hot center of marketing world , both online and off-line. This career arc is legendary: partnering with Gary Halbert for a decade... being a " go-to" writer for the largest mailers in the world (including Rodale, where he currently has several controls)... pioneering online advertising tactics (most top Web marketers follow his early revolutionary blueprints)... and starring as the feature speaker at major marketing seminars, including: the infamous " under achievers" event in Australia (with Frank Kern , and Ed Dale)...Armanda Morin's " Big seminar" in Los Angeles... Dan Kennedy's " copywriting boot camp" in Cleveland... Carl Galletti's "information marketing seminar" in Las Vegas...Kilstein and David Garfinkel... and over 30 other main lines events.

John's home workshop seminars on copy writing and marketing sellout at $5,000 per attendee.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

100 Top Classic Websites

According to the news in Analysis by PC Magazine, the top 100 classic web sites are as follows.

Number one top 100 classic web sites is called http://www.about.com/. This web site falls in the category of reference & information. Number one of the top classic web site category. This web site covers many channels, everything from autos, education, entertainment, computing & technology, to even videogames, religion, parenting and family and shopping. Opening of the page is mellow and not to godey. Arthur Levin greets you and will guide you through theme parks . one of the hundreds of topics covered in this website called "about.com."

Number 2 top 100 classic web sites , top off in the Lifestyles category. This web site called "belief-net" is the number one classic web site in the lifestyles category. belief-net site is the largest multi-faith community on the Web, with sections for every faith: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, even Scientology in China's Falun Gong. (Sorry, Jedis. Try Star Wars.com) but more importantly, what makes us all the same-like our love of our kids, Harry Potter, and "The Simpsons". If you're not sure what you are spiritually, ask the belief-o-Matic to tell you.
This web site covers faiths and practices, inspiration, health, entertainment, comfort and support, family and home, relationships, and is a web site for every one to come together as one and share their thoughts of religion, but not only is it about religion , but what's happening with the world around us.
Special topics include recipes , which beats most of the religions, top favorite angel songs, topics about how to get more from God. You can develop a web site within this web site beliefnet.com. You can blogs and exchange thoughts, ideas, and even your talents.

It does amaze me that I would never guess that religion would be one of the top web sites in the search engine.

The number one leading web site is information and reference. Money comes next , in the top third hundred classic web sites. Then music, news, politics and government, reading and listening, science and nature, search, shopping and travel, social networking, sports, and technology. I would have thought or guessed that relationships would be the number one leading web site. I will be posting in the next few days on links with to these top web sites.

Running in the third position of the top 100 classic web sites, category is money. Number one leading web site in the money category is bloomberg.com. bloomberg is a web site that records news, marketing data, investment tools , and then last TV and radio. opening page is the Breaking News, " Waite surpasses nine dollars a bushel for the first time on Australian harvest outlook". This web site gives you quotes on stocks and other investment , and symbols.

Most of these web site advertisement with ads, and web pages, blogs and other interesting facts and news.

Monday, September 10, 2007

My space ... WTF is it?

If you don't already know, My Space is one of the many social networking sites that are currently out there, however is probably the most popular of them with seemingly everyone having an account on there these days. The site was set up in July 2003 by Tom Anderson who is the the current president and CEO, and Chris DeWolfe as well as an additional small team of programmers, with the site gradually getting more popular, starting off as a site in which you could keep in contact with your friends or make friends with new people that shared similar interests, MySpace expanded into other areas such as music and videos as to broaden it's target audience and get people to use the site due to its other features rather than rival sites such as video site youTube and music site PureVolume. Since the creation of My Space Music, it has been a great launch pad for a number of bands, most notably the UK's platinum selling 'Arctic Monkeys' who came to fame as a result of their MySpace popularity, so for all those not in the know they seemingly appeared from nowhere. As well as the 'Arctic Monkeys', other bands can definitely be seen to have benefited from the popularity of the site such as Las Vegas four piece 'Panic! At The Disco' who managed to sell out a UK tour with Chicago's very own 'The Academy Is...' with neither of them having released an album in the UK at the time. The success and growing popularity of MySpace was clear from an early stage, and in July 2005 was bought for $580 million by Australian born Rupert Murdoch and his world renowned News Corporation company.

At the time of writing this, 'Tom has 111360896 friends.' so that will give you a rough idea of just how many people use the site, however having said that a lot of people delete Tom from their friends list so the actual number of accounts out there is going to be far greater than that, Tom being Tom Anderson, the current president and CEO who is automatically added to your 'friends' list when you sign up. Tom's existence within the My Space community has been subject to great debate since Rupert Murdoch took over, with many feeling that 'Tom' no longer exists but is merely a friendly face that the News Corporation hide behind. Other conspiracy theories include things such as profile details being sold on to companies in order for them to advertise their goods through peoples profiles. The stories that people will come up with trying to get people to boycott the services of multinational company successes eh?

--Signing up for a Profile--

This is easy to do, when you go on to MySpace.com in the top right hand corner, you will see a 'Sign Up' button which you can click and then fill in a bit of basic information about yourself such as your name, gender, e-mail, date of birth, and where you live - a similar sort of set up as when you're joining any sort of internet forum really, a quick and simple registration procedure. It is only after you have signed up for your free account that you will be given the option to start building up your profile and adding pictures of yourself to your page so that people can see who you are, it's always slightly disconcerting when someone tries adding you that doesn't have a picture of themselves uploaded as you just have no idea who they are and for all you know, they could be stalking you for the next few weeks. The sorts of things you can share once you have signed up for a profile and uploaded a picture of yourself are a bit of information about yourself, a list of your interests, favourite films, favourites bands, books, TV programmes, blog entries etc. If you don't like the look of the default MySpace profile then you can spruce it up with a bit of HTML, and if you don't know any then there are plenty of sites that do the code for you and then it's just a case of copying and pasting the code into your profile. Easy as pie!

--Friends--

By going on to someone's profile you will see a number of options on their page such as 'Send Message', 'Block User,' and of course - 'Add To Friends'. By adding a person to your friends list you can then leave comment for them on their page, on their pictures and if you choose to, have their face in your 'Top 8'. It's a good way of keeping in touch with people that you no longer see as much as you would like for whatever reason, making new friends, and also adding your favourite bands. Most days will see 'Friend Requests' (what it is called on your profile when someone has clicked the 'Add To Friends' button on your profile) from a number of random bands that you have probably never heard of. While sometimes by this you will come across some great bands, most of the time the bands tend to be a bit sub-standard, hence the reason for having to add their 'friends' rather than actual fans of the band adding them I guess. As well as bands and your friends adding you, other people that you may not necessarily know could add you as well, in which case you need to decide whether you want to add them to your 'friends' list or not. Reading through their profile may help you to decide this - they could have a decidedly similar taste in music or such like, in which case you may decide to add them to your list and keep in contact with them. Obviously you do not have to accept people's friend requests, so if you don't like the look of them then you can easily be rid of them with with the 'Deny' button, hopefully never to hear from them again.

Under 16s are set to 'private' and in order to add them to your friends list you first need to know either their surname or e-mail address, this is a step that MySpace has taken as to try and limit the number of young people that will be taken advantage of. Obviously the vast majority of people on the site are not out to trick people and lie about their age, however there are inevitably still some sick people out there that will lie about themselves so I feel that this is a great policy that MySpace has adopted, and more fool those that lie about their age and proclaim to be older than 16 when they truly are not.

--Pictures--

Once you have signed up for a MySpace account, you can then upload 16 pictures of your choice and title them up so that people looking at them know what they are looking at. There is an option to 'Report This Image' if you feel that a certain picture is a violation of MySpace rules which are taken from the site as follows: 'Photos may not contain nudity, sexually explicit content, violent or offensive material, or copyrighted images. Do not load images of other people without their permission.' As a persons 'friend' you can comment their pictures, writing whatever you wish about the picture in question, just bare in mind however that the person has the power to delete what you've written, so try not to be too mean about their latest dodgy hairstyle or poor choice in clothing!

--Messages--

These are basically e-mails that you can send to other MySpace users, by looking at your 'sent' items you will be informed as to whether the person has 'read' the message you sent them or not and so you can get an idea of whether they're choosing to ignore you or just simply haven't read the message you sent yet. You don't have to be a persons friend to send them a message - messages can be sent to anyone, so you'll often find that it's best to message a person before adding them as otherwise they may have no idea why you're sending them a 'friend request' and so reject you as a friend. It's a good way of getting speaking to someone as obviously you can talk to them about anything without the worry of someone else seeing what you've said to them, unless of course they send your message onto someone else but that of course is a whole different story.

--Comments--

These are messages that can be left on a person's profile, with the profile displaying the most recent 50 comments that have been left. It is possible to see all of the person's comments if you so wish by clicking on 'View All' and then you can be nosey and have a look through all the previous comments which have been left. To leave a comment on someone's profile, you must first be their 'friend', however you do not have to be the person's friend in order to read their comments unless their profile is set to 'private'. Comments are quite a pointless feature on MySpace and although I am guilty of using them on a regular basis, what is said in a comment could just as easily be written in a message, and being written in a message only the person you are writing to would be able to see it, not countless other people that happen to be browsing pages reading about what other people are doing with their lives. MySpace comments are really a way of showing just how MySpace you are, the more comments you have, the more respect you will receive as a hardcore MySpace user. Obviously most people aren't really going to care how many comments you've received, however there are some that seem to look at it as a personal challenge to see how many comments they can receive in a day, week, month or even year.

--Browsing Users--

This is a good feature if you're wishing to look for other people in your area that have got an account. It's a good way of looking for people that use to go to your school/university/college or whatever as you can type in your post code and then look for people that live within as near as 5 miles from or as far as 250 miles from where you live, narrowing the search further by only looking for people of a certain age, gender, relationship status etc. if you so wish. I think they could probably further improve on this feature by letting you search for people by sexuality also, if this feature was added then I'm sure that a lot of people that use the site for dating would much appreciate it. Another good feature along these lines is that you can look to see if any of your Google, Yahoo, AOL or MSN contacts have an account on MySpace, so as soon as you get on this site you can look to see just how many of your friends are already in on the act of MySpacing.

--Groups--

There are groups for pretty much everything on MySpace, these being small communities in which you can share interests with like minded users by means of a web forum. Anyone can set up a 'group' and these groups can range from ones in which you can talk about your favourite TV programmes, to ones where you can talk to people at the University you are going to/are at, one's about your favourite bands etc. Pretty much whatever you can think of there will be a MySpace group that suits your need, and if there isn't then you can sort out that niche in the market with the creation of your own and invite other members to join that you think may well be interested.

--Videos--

Anyone with a MySpace account can now upload videos and there is now a dedicated 'video' area of the site where you can search for videos that you may be interested in and see if anyone has uploaded them. Whether you have a band or a normal MySpace account, videos can be uploaded, so it's a good feature if you're in a band and make a video but cant get it shown on any of the music channels for whatever reason but don't want it to go to waste, or you could also utilise the feature as a regular user as a way of leaving a video message for others to watch if you feel so inclined. This feature was added to the site not so long ago, clearly integrated into the site as a way of trying to compete with Google video and other video sites such as the ever popular youTube, which if reports are to believed has actually surpassed MySpace in popularity now as of a couple of months ago. That's some achievement given how many people have a MySpace account, I can tell you that for nothing!

--Music--

MySpace has a tremendous music section which is one of the main reasons that I still continue to use the site. There are so many bands registered on here it's unbelievable, before a band even plays their first gig they seem to have an account on MySpace with some rough demo's of their tracks on there to try and test out the water it seems. With people giving the band feedback before they have even properly got going, they can get an idea of what they need to do and build up somewhat of a cult following so that when they do get to gigging then they can guarantee a decent turn out. Obviously the music section of the site is not only used by unknown bands, with major names utilising the sites facilities also as a way of furthering their fan base and getting more people to check out their music. You'll find bands of all levels and calibre on here, obviously there will be some great new bands to check out as well as the inevitable ear paining bands.

On the music page you can look up your favourite genre/s of music and see which bands are the most popular major label bands of that type, with the same going for bands on independent labels and even those that are unsigned. It's obvious to see why so many bands take advantage of the MySpace music facilities - 4 songs can be uploaded by any band and this will cost them absolutely nothing to do. It's a great way of marketing your band as without even leaving your country or even your home town, you can build up a great following elsewhere and if you're lucky, before you know it you could well have a world renowned band. It really is a simple yet effective tool, and with so many people having a MySpace account, the Music service really is a strong promotional device.

--MySpace IM--

This feature appeared a couple of months back, visually looking like MSN messenger but with AOL messenger style conversation windows - these are the two most popular messenger serviced so it is only natural that they should use these two services as a basis for their own. With MySpace IM you can talk to all your contacts through here just like any other messenger service, however what is particularly appealing about this service is that it will tell you whenever you get an 'alert' i.e. you receive a message, comment, picture comment, or friend request from someone and so you can quickly respond to people. I myself have discovered a moderate MySpace addiction in the past whereby I would refresh the page every 5 minutes to see if I had any new mail, always keeping the MySpace site open to make sure that I didn't miss anything/anyone when they come on line, however with MySpace IM alerts this has become a thing of the past for me and probably for many others. It should give many peoples 'f5' key a welcome rest across the globe I'd imagine.

--Conclusion--

MySpace is a great site which is excellent for keeping in touch with your mates and especially good for checking out new bands, using the search feature to look up bands in your favourite genre/s and see what bands really appeal to you. I've been a member for about 2 years now and must say that it is a great site and although you will inevitably come across a fair share of weirdos, you're also likely to meet and make friends with some really nice people on there that share similar interests with you. I really cant recommend the music section of the site enough though as there are so many bands on there, each with a fair selection of songs for you to check out and even put one of the songs on your profile so that it will play whenever anyone goes on your page if you so wish. The site is great whatever age you happen to be as there are people of all ages that use the site whether it be to network, make friends, or even to find people for dating - so whatever you're after, MySpacemight just be able to provide you with it.

I would say that MySpace is definitely the best social networking site out there, and with all its different aspects and uses it is hard to fault the vast array of features that Rupert Murdoch has to offer with MySpace. Although the site can become a bit slow at times with so many people logging in, what with its massive number of users - it is still a great tool and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone out there that doesn't already have an account. With it's simple yet easy to use structure, I can see MySpace continuing to be a success for the considerable future.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

My space, Face book etc.

Tracffic areas are in myspace.com , facebook.com and yahoo360 etc people, including, famil, friends or online friends go to these sites to take away of boredom or they become addicted
I seem to enjoy face book because it is easier to load pages and you can ad your own disscussion groups have many friends on all of these sites.

I've been trying very hard most of My life to make life simple, without working to hard and making a lot of money, then I came across advertisting in your blogs and sense blogging is one of My favorite things to do, I decided that This would be the perfect job for me I can write poetry or stories into My blogs and make money at the same time just getting started on This so check back with me on My info, I posted a couple of videos into My other blogs, so go ahead and read them, comment on them and I'll know if I'm doing anything wrong or out of line.

फ्प">http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/homepage.फ्प face book is a site where you can create groups or search for groups, most the people I have chatted to on face book though face book groups have been very kind. I've only had an account for a couple months.

http://www।myspace।com/ I've had a My space account for a couple yrs and I've met some wonderful people there, also you can blog peotry like I do into there blog section, if your into writting, This is a great place to get noticed.

उस" href="http://login.yahoo.com/config/login?logout=1&.done=http://360.yahoo.com%2fmy_profile-6_dU5EklfrQh_iI.JOuvMZwp&.src=360&.intl=Yahoo 360 is a lot of fun, there is so many sweet and kind people there and most of them are funny, I've always enjoyed the site. you can build your website, changing colors and exchanging pictures.

http://www।friendster।com/ I don't know to much about Friendster, its probably the same site face book is and My space.

http://answers।yahoo।com/ Yahoo answers is a place to answer questions, meet new friends, and ask silly or important questions, it rates your questions and answers and its just plain fun to try a be the top of the list for answering and asking questions, check it out.

I will be posting more about friendship website and blogs next time, come back to visit me.









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Saturday, September 08, 2007

How do I edit my link list?
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Many of Blogger's default templates have a link section in them already. To see it, log in to your blog and then click on the Template tab. Scroll down through the code until you see something like this in the sidebar section:

The Opel Flextreme



The Opel Flextreme concept is GM's European answer to the Chevy Volt, and it's destined to be one of the stars of this year's very green-tinged Frankfurt Motor Show. The vehicle's name was leaked in a Financial Times article published on August 31, and this evening, several photos and more information about the concept were published online. We happily share what's available so far.

The Flextreme sports a Euro-friendly hatchback/crossover-style body as opposed to Volt's US-targeted sedan duds, which allows for an area in which a pair Segways can be stored and charged by the car's onboard electrical system. It's also got a glass panoramic roof, rear suicide doors, and rearview cameras in lieu of traditional mirrors.

Under the skin, the Flextreme and Volt are largely the same save for the engine supplying power to the car's onboard generator. The Flextreme utilizes a 1.3-liter Ecotec turbodiesel instead of the 1-liter 3-cylinder turbo E85/flex-fuel unit featured in the Volt. A lithium-ion battery pack provides the juice for the car's front-mounted electric motor. Battery-only range on a full charge is 40 miles, and when battery power has been exhausted, the diesel will kick in to start replenishing it. It's a PHEV, so it can also be charged by being plugged into an electrical outlet.

The gang headed to Germany will bring us all plenty of live shots and first-person coverage next week.

Friday, September 07, 2007

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Worker's comp. (how it is ruining my life)

Welcome to my blog
I have an interesting topic to discuss; some of you might think it's boring, but the others that are in the same category with this topic may interest you amazingly.
I have drawn a chart or if you want to call it a diagram, how a work injury can lead to be a disaster. Working with doctors , adjusters, attorneys , secretaries, disability , and more doctors , has become more of a pain than my injury. It causes stress anxiety and depression , loss of appetite nausea and all of it leads to more extreme pain. My diagram shows a cycle of how all this ends up.
The original injury began to pain so your prescribed pain medications, and then working and tell the pain gets to be extreme, and ends up with your loss of your job. The loss of your job causes depression, stress , because of your income lowered, loss of sleep , because of the worry of paying bills and pain. Stress and depression causes tension , which causes more pain , which competes the purpose of helping me. You lose your appetite . so therefore , you lose weight and can't think of food while dealing with stress , depression the loss of your job, and to have to deal with your attorney, doctors, adjusters, secretaries, disability , and more doctors. Marijuana should be considered, it helps with stress, appetite, tension, nausea, vomiting and anxiety.
The next part is about me;
Workers comp has tried to deny a lot of my medications , and they Wanna know 20 years of my history before my injury , and how often I was on disability. I don't quite know why they would Wanna know 20 years of my history of injuries, but I don't have too many, I had my tonsils out when I was 32, I had my tubes tied when I was 30, and I had back surgery in 1999 of October (I thought that I recovered quite quickly, I was up and working within four months). I was on disability with all my children .( I have three by the way) , but I was only on disability for three months. I have worked extremely hard for 21 years as a nurse I very rarely called in sick . I was dedicated to my patience (and typing this makes me depressed & makes me miss my job).
My income has dropped drastically when I'm used to have a money at least $10 in my wallet , and now , I couldn't even find a nickel if I wanted to. Thanks to all my friends , that have helped me extremely, and appreciate all of them keeping in touch with me. I know I'm not one for returning messages , because I am so extremely busy on my new project. I will be letting you know what I am up to, piece by piece. The great thing about it, is that I'll be working with my oldest daughter Jill and to me . that's more exciting than making any money. I love all of you that returned to my site to my site to read my BLOG.
Have a great weekend

Thursday, September 06, 2007

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

FEAR

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
--- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Until soon I will disappear

Restlessness overtaking me,shifting, uneasy glance.Nervous hands, clenching tightly,personality distanced,eyes averted,looking right through the world.Blurry visions of hope,glimpsed through a fog of madness,overtaking the simple life,shifting priorities,changing me...zombified reality,black and white world,changing...fading....foggy mist in a distance I until soon I'll disappearand then everything including fear will disappear...

Vanishing fear


Your thoughts are what frighten you. Choose to change them, and the fear is gone.