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Chicken Crap :: Michael Jackson Nesting Dolls

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ONLY WATCH WHEN DONE - 'disorganized fun' on a REALLY REALLY fun beat!!

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The naked truth about marriage from the mouth of kids

The naked truth about marriage from the mouth of kids


"You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming."
Alan, age 10

"No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with."
Kirsten, age 10


"Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then."
Camille, age 10

"No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married."
Freddie, age 6


"Married people usually look happy to talk to other people."
Eddie, age 6

"You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids."
Derrick, age 8

"Both don't want no more kids."
Lori, age 8


"Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough."
Lynnette, age 8

"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date."
Martine, age 10


"I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
Craig, age 9


"When they're rich."
Pam, age 7

"The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that."
Curt, age 7

"The rule goes like this: if you kiss someone, you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do."
Howard, age 8


"I don't know which is better, but I'll tell you one thing. I'm never going to have sex with my wife. I don't want to be all grossed out."
Theodore, age 8

"It's better for girls to be single, but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them."
Anita, age 9

"Single is better, for the simple reason that I wouldn't want to change no diapers. Of course, if I did get married, I'd just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing."
Kirsten, age 10


"There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?"
Kevin, age 8

"You can be sure of one thing - the boys would come chasing after us just the same as they do now."
Roberta, age 7


"If you want to last with your man, you should wear a lot of sexy clothes, especially underwear that is red and maybe has a few diamonds on it."
Lori, age 8

"Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck."
Ricky, age 10

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7 Tips To Surviving Tough Times | Attraction Mind Map

7 Tips To Surviving Tough Times

It takes a lot of faith to believe what seems impossible, when things are going rough. From your perspective, you may believe that things are already so bad that they cannot get worse. What unbelievable bad luck, you say. You feel like banging your head against the wall, in frustration and despair. Perhaps, it may be due to a sequence of bad experiences that you have or if you are born with some physical challenges. Somehow, your life just seems a lot more difficult than others.

Well, I’d like to dedicate this post to those of you, who are going through a challenging period right now and who need a little support. I’ve often been through these episodes myself and what better way, from having pulled myself through countless times, than to share what I’ve learnt on my blog?

1. Stop The Victim Mentality

It’s really a waste of time, thinking “why me”. I’ve wasted enough brain bytes, going over this question like a mantra and yet, this questioning has not helped me one bit. So my first suggestion is to stop the victim mentality.


When you ask yourself “why me”, you are intending to say that you do not deserve what life has handed out to you. However, from what we know from the Law of Attraction or metaphysics, you cannot be a true victim because you have attracted a negative outcome into your physical reality somehow.

Fortunately, thoughts can be changed, to effect new changes. As you become more positive in your thoughts, you are sending out energy vibrations that match more desirable outcomes. The Universe responds by delivering what you have intended to you.

“Humans think they are asking with their words, or even with their action, and sometimes you are, but the Universe is not responding to your words or your action. The Universe is responding to your vibrational calling.”— Teachings from Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks

2. Trash The Worry

Worrying does not get you anywhere. I know it is easier said than done. It is human nature to worry. But the more you train your mind to be in a state of peace and calm, the less likely it will bring itself on a downward spiral.

Here is an exercise that you can do. Imagine in your mind the worries that you are having, each written on a seperate piece of paper. Then, visualize rolling the piece of paper and trashing them one-by-one.

Contemplate on this practical advice……

“A difficult situation can be handled in two ways: We can either do something to change it or face it. If we can do something, then why worry and get upset over it - just change it. If there is nothing we can do, again, why worry and get upset over it? Things will not get better with anger and worry.” —- Shantideva

3. Conquer The Fear

Undoubtedly you will need to have courage when you are faced with fear. Fear grips you when you are thrust into the unknown. You lose all sense of security when things are in the rough and you are not sure in which way, the future will unfold. In your moment of desperation, you are willing to grasp at the weakest straw even though it feels as if you are already drowning.

Yet, if you stop struggling and calm down, the answer on how to stay afloat may just appear before you. It is harder for such an answer to come, if your mind is on “how not to drown” rather than “how do I survive”.

You conquer the fear by framing your mind in the positive. Let go of the fear and tell yourself “I can and I shall”.

4. Perceive Problems Appropriately

It is possible that you magnify your problems from what they truly are. When you lose someone, you feel that you can never be happy again. When you feel that your work goes unrecognised, life sucks. When you face bankruptcy, you think that you can never pick yourself up again. And you choose to carry all that hurt, pain or emotional baggage around.
It will help to remind yourself that nothing is permanent. All things will one day come to an end. Including bad episodes. However, the longer you stay stuck in your level of pain, the worse it can be for you. Just remember about what the Law of Attraction says.

It’s all in the mind. How you face up to your problems makes a world of difference. It may also be that you are always pointing your finger outwards rather than at yourself.

“It’s always someone else’s fault!” you say.


It is important to know that you have as much to play in how things are turning out. Your consciousness is likely to have attracted a negative outcome because you’ve been exuding negative energy all along.

5. Ask Yourself If A Major Life Lesson Awaits

We all know that life is a continuous journey of ups and downs. Unfortunately, things can get a lot worse before they get better.

It is possible that from all the pain that you are going through now, a lesson about life awaits. Allow me to let you in on my secret from going through so many dramatic episodes previously: if I failed to learn my lesson the last time around; by life’s design, I find that I’m made to go through over and over again. Until I saw the light.

If you examine your history, you cannot help but repeat it! Law of Attraction says it is so: “Whatever I am looking at, I am including in my vibration.” — Teachings from Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks

So instead of “why me”, perhaps you should be asking yourself if there is some key lesson that you have missed out on and are expected to learn.

6. Practice Faith

It may be hard to have faith that you can overcome your problems, whilst you are in the thick of it. Yet, do be reminded that we all go through valleys and peaks in our lives. Think back about the last time when you went through a rough period. Did you not waste much time and mental energy brooding over your problems? With the elapse of time, you may even forget why you got so wound up in the first place.

Ask the Universe on a better state of affairs to what you are experiencing now. If you are on a journey because you are being fuelled by a vision, have faith that what you aspire to bring about will come true. Some visualization will help. Constantly, keep the big picture in your mind.

As each difficulty comes along, deal with it. Trust that with each surely step you take, a dim of light - in the darkest and deepest shadows of the forest - will shine through, casting itself on your path. That dim of light soon grows in strength, giving way to a strong burst of warm loving sunshine.

“Faith is like electricity. You can’t see it, but you can see the light.” — Unknown

7. Brave On With A Smile

Perhaps this is the most difficult of all. Yet, we often read of accounts of how successful people have triumphed over their failures, not just through sheer grit but also demonstrated a surprising amount of goodwill and light, even during the worst of times.

When you are going through difficulties, it is easy to put on a sulky face and to show it to the world. Perhaps what would help is to remind yourself that you are not the only one with problems. Remember this saying “I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”

When you can set aside your ego and remove yourself from making much ado about your problems, then it is possible to even rejoice in the little comfort that you still have in your life.

“It’s easy enough to be pleasant;
When life flows like a song.
But the man worthwhile,
Is the one who can smile,
When things go dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth
The praises of earth,
Is the smile that shines through the tears.
—- Ella Wilcox

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Mobb Deep - Survival Of The Fittest

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Official Video - Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy

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Three Modern Wonders | thecontaminated.com

1. Volkswagen Polo Parking In Germany
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Eugene handling it in Shanghai with MAO

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How to Properly Walk A Goat

Many people from well developed countries wake up in the morning to walk their dog around the block. The same thing has to be done by the man in the pictures below, however instead of a dog his best friend is a goat.

How To Properly Walk A Goat

How To Properly Walk A Goat

How To Properly Walk A Goat

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Slurping Your Way to Weight Gain : DivineCaroline

Liquid calories slip by so easily, it’s almost hard to take them seriously. But alas, all those super-sized beverages and high fructose corn syrup concoctions have contributed, quite stealthily, to our obesity epidemic. Our adults have the beer bellies and our children the Big Gulp guts to prove it. Although some cities have started to ban sales of soda in schools, we adults are free to roam in the world of heavily sauced drinks, sometimes adding a meal-sized amount of calories from a tiny little straw. Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious ways to bulk up without ever having to chew.

Burger King Chocolate Ice Cream Shake: 950 calories, 29 grams fat (19 saturated), 640 milligrams sodium, 146 grams sugar

Hmmm … a milkshake, or an entire meal? You could have a burger (290 calories), small fries (230 calories), and a small soda (140 calories) for fewer calories (660) than this drink. I’d rather chew.
A better bet:
small chocolate milk.

Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino:
410 calories, 16 grams fat (10 saturated), 270 milligrams sodium, 54 grams sugar

Is it a coffee, or is it a milkshake? Although the CEO of Starbucks recently made the decision to stop selling sandwiches in their stores, I’m guessing they’ll keep selling these espresso-flavored milkshakes as long as we keep buying them. Darn, they’re good.
A better bet
: iced skim milk latte.

Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo’d Shake Original Size: 840 calories, 21 grams fat ( 4.5 saturated), 122 grams  sugar, 15 milligrams cholesterol

Jamba Juice’s logo contains a lot of colorful fruit, but there’s little of it in this shake. Instead, it has frozen yogurt, chocolate moo’d base (what is that?), soy milk, bananas, and peanut butter. With 122 grams of sugar (very few of them from the banana), it’s the equivalent of drinking five Cokes (a can has about 40 grams of sugar). Even their less obviously bad Strawberries Wild has 83 grams of sugar.
A better bet
: 16-ounce Bright Eyed and Blueberry shake; it has 220 calories, and 38 grams sugar

Orange Julius’ Strawberry Banana Shake (32-ounce):
600 calories, 14 grams fat (11 saturated), 87 grams sugar, 130 milligrams sodium

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Albert Einstein Quotes- TOO GENIUS

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity! (thanks to Martha Shields)

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius (and a lot of courage) to move in the opposite direction.

I'm no Einstein.

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin - what else does a man need to be happy?

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

One does not make wars less likely by formulating rules of warfare.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details.

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play; and Z is keeping your mouth shut.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain. As far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking.

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

You see - wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: You send signals here, and they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

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20 Ideas For Being Kind

20 Ideas For Being Kind

1. Be resolved to become a kind person. How do you do this? Think, speak, and act with kindness.

2. Love kindness. When you do what you love, you are happy. A master of kindness is a master of joy.

When encountering someone, let your first thoughts be, What kind words can I say to this person and what kind things can I do?

Keep asking people, What can I do for you?

5. Everyone needs encouragement. Ask yourself, What can I say that will be encouraging?

Wherever you are, you are there for a reason. Ask yourself, Since I am here now, what kindness can I do?

7. Every kind person is unique. You have unique talents, skills, knowledge, and resources. Utilize them to help others in your own unique way. Ask yourself, In what unique ways can I be kind?

8. Do a daily act of kindness without letting anyone know who did it.

9. Learn from every kind act you see or read about. Ask yourself, What can I learn from this to be kinder?

10. A valuable rule is, Even if you do not feel like a kind person, you can still act like one. Think of a kind act you can do that you do not feel like doing.

11. Think of a kindness telephone call that you can make today.

12. Think of a kindness note, letter, or email that you can write today.

13. View your own pain, distress, and suffering as tools for empathy and understanding. Ask yourself, How can this experience help me be a kinder person?

14. Keep asking yourself, If I were this person, what would I want others to do for me?

15. As soon as your recognize a need, volunteer to do something about it. Do not wait until you are asked.

16. Listen to those who need a listening ear. Listening to someone is a great act of kindness.

17. If you know that someone is looking for a job or needs to earn more money, ask yourself, What can I do to make it happen?

18. Be empathetic and compassionate. Be resolved not to cause distress, pain, or loss with your words and action.

19. Learn from everyone. Keep asking people, What kindnesses from others have you appreciated?

20. Pray for the welfare of others.
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Earth’s Darkest Hour « On The Scene « FOXNews.com

Saturday night at 8:00, the Atlanta skyline goes partially dark. The lights stay off for one hour in the city’s tallest buildings and most popular tourist attractions.  At 9:00, things return to normal in Atlanta. But now lights are off in Chicago, where it’s 8:00 Central Time.

An hour later, it’s 8:00 Mountain Time and the city of Phoenix goes partially dark. In another 60 minutes, the lights go out at Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and other San Francisco area landmarks.

The scenario is not some rolling blackout or belated effect of the Y2K bug, but a publicity campaign to draw attention to energy conservation, carbon emissions and climate change.

“Earth Hour,” which is being organized by the World Wildlife Fund, is expected to be observed in some form or fashion by local governments, businesses and individuals in more than 200 cities around the world tomorrow (Saturday March 29) as 8pm rolls around to each time zone..

The event was first observed last year in Sydney, Australia, where more than two million people turned out their lights. During that hour, the city reduced its energy consumption by an estimated 10 percent.

But Earth Hour organizers concede the event is not a 60 minute solution. They tell me their primary goal is to generate long-term awareness.

“To be honest, we could turn off every light in the world for an hour and it wouldn’t have a demonstrable change in terms of climate change,” said WWF spokeswoman Leslie Aun. “What’s important here is really the symbolism of people saying that they care about this issue.”

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If Bad Breath Remains After Good Oral Hygiene | WorlDental.org

If Bad Breath Remains After Good Oral Hygiene

But bad breath isn’t always the result of choosing the wrong mouthwash or toothpaste, a University of Iowa dentist says. The cause of bad breath might be the food you ate for lunch, out-of-control diabetes, or perhaps postnasal drip.

If you have a good oral hygiene and have a bad breath it can be halitosis. Halitosis is the medical name given to those who suffer from chronic bad breath.

Chronic bad breath is characterized by a persistent fetid odor that emanates from your mouth and/or nose. Most who suffer with chronic bad breath have excellent oral hygiene and don’t know what to do about their condition.

Many medical problems cause breath problems; some of the major ones are: diabetes, gastric problems, sinus problems, tonsillitis, liver disease, common colds, lung diseases, and esophageal diseases. Chronic bad breath can also be caused by gum disease and by dry mouth:

If you breathe mainly through your mouth, you may have bad breath because of dryness. Saliva helps wash your mouth and dissolve food particles. Lack of saliva can allow these particles to sit in your mouth longer, so they decompose and cause odor.

Dry mouth (also called xerostomia) is simply a lack of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is needed to neutralize the acid produced by plaque and also to wash away bacteria that accumulates on your tongue and gums. Dry mouth may possibly be caused by a medication you are taking or by a medical condition that has caused you salivary glands to slow down the production of saliva.

The causes of xerostomia are numerous but the most common cause of this salivary dysfunction is related to medications of different kinds. There are over 400 prescription and non-prescription drugs that can induce xerostomia, but the common ones are allergy medications, anti-depressives, blood pressure medications, and diuretics just to name a few. Coffee is considered a diuretic. Other causes are aging, dehydration, and using alcohol based mouth rinses. Some less common causes are radiation treatment to the head and neck areas, certain chemotherapy agents, patients suffering from Sjögrens Syndrome, diabetes, and other auto-immune diseases.

The good news is that bacteria that causes halitosis can be neutralized. Dentists and other health professionals use gas measurement devices called halimeters to determine the quantities of these gases, and to determine where they are coming from. With a combination of professional dental help and special hygiene routines, most cases of halitosis can be successfully treated.

So, if you have bad breath, do check it out with your dentist or doctor.

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CareFair.com - Are There Cosmetic Benefits to Having Sex?

Are There Cosmetic Benefits to Having Sex?We all know that sex makes us feel good, but can it also make us look good? Several recent studies seem to lead to that conclusion.


For instance, those steamy nights can double as gym time. At the very core of it, sex is a very pleasurable form of aerobic exercise. Now it won’t replace regular trips to the gym, it might just do more good for your body than you may have thought. Thirty minutes of sex can burn approximately 150 calories – less than the same amount of time on the stair climber, but more than an average yoga class (115 calories). In fact, sex three times a week for a year burns more calories than running 75 miles and, according to the Kinsey Institute, we lose about five pounds a year due to sex alone.


And all that exercise can pay off in your appearance. According to a 1999 study by Scotland`s Royal Edinburgh Hospital, an active sex life can make you look up to seven years younger. Sexual activity increases the flow of blood to your organs and floods your system with fresh oxygen and hormones and the endorphins released by your brain during sex can help relieve stress, alleviate minor pain and even boost your immune system.


During orgasm, there is a surge of oxytocin, a hormone that may account for both the stronger emotional connection between you and your partner and the tension relief you feel afterward. Oxytocin plays a role in regulating your blood pressure and body temperature and is also thought to have a role in relieving pain and promoting healing. According to Dr. Carol Rinkleib Ellison, psychologist and author of Women`s Sexualities , a satisfying sexual experience can re-boot your body in much the same way you would re-boot your computer.


And when you feel better, you look better. Other positive cosmetic benefits reportedly linked to sex are healthier hair (thanks to increased estrogen production) and clearer more glowing skin. Not to mention the fact that sex strengthens your bones and, when done right, can become a great cardio workout that can markedly tone your muscles.


And, while not a cosmetic benefit, an additional health bonus of sexual activity is that it may help to prevent e ndometriosis, a fairly common gynecological condition that occurs when the tissue lining the inside of the uterus grows in other areas, such as on the ovaries or fallopian tubes. This condition can cause pelvic pain and sometimes infertility. A recent study published in Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation indicates that women who are sexually active during their periods are less likely to develop endometriosis than women who avoided sex during their periods. The researchers also found that orgasms during menstruation can further lower endometriosis risk by pushing menstrual debris out of the uterus.


So sex can help you burn calories, feel better, look better and even help prevent future health problems. According to a study performed by Dr. David Weeks, a clinical neuropsychologist at Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Hospital, sex can actually slow the aging process. So what’s not to love?

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Man wakes up inside a garbage truck - Yahoo! News

MUNCIE, Ind. - A man nearly crushed inside a garbage truck told police he can't recall how he ended up inside a trash bin — and then the truck — after a night of drinking with friends.

William M. Bowen, 27, awoke about 6:30 a.m. Thursday to find that he was inside a commercial trash-collection truck filled with waste.

A Rumpke garbage truck driver had emptied a bin behind the Muncie Eye Center into his truck and was about to activate its trash compressor when he heard someone screaming.

"He looked up and this gentleman was standing out the top of our truck," said Larry Green, market safety supervisor for Rumpke.

Green said the only thing Bowen said to the driver who found him was that he was cold.

"This gentleman was extremely intoxicated," he said.

Bowen told police the last thing he remembers before waking up in the truck was drinking with buddies about 3 a.m. Thursday at a Muncie bar.

Bowen, who wouldn't tell police who his drinking pals were, was treated and released with minor injuries from Ball Memorial Hospital.

Green said Bowen was lucky that wasn't seriously injured or killed in the trash compressor.

"I'm just glad it turned out the way it did," Green said. "We didn't have a body that was dead. We had a body that was talking."

There was no telephone listing for Bowen in the Muncie area.

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Florida apologies for slavery... should the United States? | redblueamerica.com


Florida's legislature formally apologized Wednesday for the state’s “shameful” history of slavery, joining five other states that have expressed public regret for what Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama recently called America’s “original sin.”

The two-page resolution passed overwhelmingly in the Senate and then the House, bringing at least one lawmaker to tears. Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican, called it a “significant step” toward reconciliation.

More than 140 years after the abolition of slavery, and four decades since the Civil Rights Movement culminated with sweeping civil rights legislation, are apologies useful? Do Americans whose ancestors never owned slaves bear any responsibility? Would a national apology for slavery heal lingering wounds? Should Americans consider reparations for slavery?

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10 Coolest Cars In Hollywood

  1. DeLorean DMC-12
    As Seen In: Back to the Future Part I, Part II and Part III
    Modified by: Dr. Emmett L. Brown
    Key Technical Specs: Goes from 1985 to 1955 in under three seconds.

    Before Doc Brown's breakthrough mod -- the flux capacitor -- the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 was the "it" car for movie producers, record execs and other dirtbags. But this car is capable of so much more. Not only can you impress the ladies along the Sunset Strip, but you can also outrun terrorists, thwart high school bullies, and resolve oedipal issues.

    Available Options: Deluxe edition runs on trash and doesn't need roads.

    Back to the Future  |  Back to the Future Part II  |  Back to the Future Part III
  2. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
    As Seen In: Grindhouse: Death Proof and Vanishing Point
    Key Technical Specs: 375 horsepower Magnum V-8; seats six: two in front, three in back and one on the hood.

    If you absolutely, positively have to get away from Kurt Russell, this is the car for you. This 440 cubic-inch beauty is the car of choice for reckless adrenaline junkies everywhere. Perfect for a nihilist race across the American west or pursuing a serial killer through Tennessee's rolling hills.

    Available Options: Comes with matching stuntperson E-Z grip gloves.

    Grindhouse: Death Proof  |  Vanishing Point  |  2008 Dodge Challenger
  3. Wayne Industries Tumbler
    a/k/a The Batmobile
    As Seen In: Batman Begins
    Key Technical Specs: Chevy 5.7-liter V-8 engine; genuinely frightening to see in your rear-view mirror.

    It's the latest vehicle from Wayne Industries' lead engineer, Lucius Fox. Sure, the Tumbler lacks the stylistic flourishes of previous models -- no tail fins, bubble windshields or neon lighting here. Instead it delivers pure, jet-boosted power. This ride will shock and awe any evil-doer into submission.

    Available Options: Stealth-mode. Rocket launchers. iPod input.

    Batman Begins   |  The Dark Knight
  4. 1968 390 GT V8 Ford Mustang
    As Seen In: Bullitt
    Key Technical Specs: 325 horsepower; turns the hilly streets of San Francisco into the American Le Mans.

    This pine green hunk of steel and attitude gets more air time than Michael Jordan in a shoe ad. It is the ride for running a Dodge Charger filled with mafia hit men off the road. This car has proven to be so iconic that 40 years later Ford has revived its look and feel for the 2008 Bullitt Mustang.

    Available Options: Allows you to look cool in a turtleneck/blazer combo.

    Bullitt   |  2008 Ford Mustangs
  5. 2009 Chevrolet Camaro
    Modified by (or into): Bumblebee
    As Seen In: Transformers
    Key Technical Specs: 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine; becomes a 17-foot-tall robot.

    If you're a socially awkward adolescent aiming for a girl who's way out of your league, this car is for you. Not only can this coupe dispense well-timed dating advice and mood music, but it can also turn the driver into a hero of an epic intergalactic fight between good and evil. The ladies dig that.

    Available Options: Deluxe edition fires laser cannon while being towed.

    Transformers   |  2009 Chevrolet Camaro
  6. 1963 Aston Martin DB5
    Modified/Weaponized by: Q
    As Seen In: Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye and Casino Royale
    Key Technical Specs: 282 hp 4.0L straight-6; passenger ejector seat.

    Aston Martin has been the make of choice for MI-6 agents for years, but this remains the gold standard. The DB5 is ideal for fleeing sinister henchmen on Alpine by-ways or mowing them down with the .30 caliber machine guns hidden behind the tail lights. Remember: do not drink martinis and drive.

    Available Options: New double-0 agents can upgrade to the DBS V12.

    Goldfinger  |  Casino Royale  |  New Aston Martin Models
  7. 2002 MINI Cooper S
    As Seen In: The Italian Job
    Update of: Austin Mini Cooper S MkI seen in 1969's The Italian Job
    Key Technical Specs: 1.6L 4-cylinder; ample trunk space for stolen gold.

    The Mini Cooper has long been the preferred car for bands of thieves both on the Continent and here in the States. Whether you're winding your way through the streets of Turin or the subway tunnels of Los Angeles (not recommended), you won't find a groovier ride that the MINI.

    Available Options: Buy in bulk for your (funky) bunch of crooks.

    The Italian Job  |  The Italian Job (1969)  |  2008 MINI Car Models
  8. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
    Modified/Destroyed by: Cameron Frye
    As Seen In: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Key Technical Specs: 240 horsepower V12 Engine; plays the Star Wars theme.

    Looking to get the attention of an emotionally distant parent? Slamming one of these through the glass wall of an elevated garage might just do the trick. Since only 45 of these babies were ever made, the going price is in the neighborhood of $2.5 million. So unless you're looking to get throttled or disowned, find another set of wheels for your "sick day" joyride.

    Available Options: Deluxe edition had odometer that does run backwards.

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off   |  New Ferrari Models
  9. 2002 Nissan 350Z Fairlady
    As Seen In: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
    Key Technical Specs: 287 horsepower 3.5L V6; runs on gas, not (Vin) diesel.

    A lot of cars are fast. Some are furious. But few cars combine speed with anger management issues like 350Z Fairlady. With its custom paint job and fine tuned suspension system you'll be drifting like a Tokyo crime lord.

    Available Options: Discontinued Paul Walker add-on is available again.

    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift  |  2008 Nissan 350Z Coupe
  10. 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 "Beetle" Deluxe
    As Seen In: Herbie: Fully Loaded
    Key Technical Specs: 34 horsepower, 1.1L 4 cylinder engine; sentience.

    Ever longed for a set of wheels that handled like a dream, was fuel efficient, and would follow you around like a love-hungry golden retriever? Well, this is the car for you. It's sporty enough to compete in NASCAR, yet so dependable even Lindsay Lohan can drive it without endangering others.

    Available Options: May develop a romantic interest in a New Beetle.

    Herbie: Fully Loaded  |  2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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10 Ways to Re-Energize Your Exercise Routine

If we don’t change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are going” - Chinese Proverb

My exercise routine has really been off track lately. The sputtering started back in late February when I left work early one day with flu-like symptoms. I spent the next few days in bed with little energy to do much of anything – especially exercise.

Over the next few weeks, I was unable to gain my full strength and really didn’t feel like myself. My exercise routine went from four workouts a week to maybe two; and these two were very difficult to get through.

To make matters, I attended a conference last week and was gone for six days. This past Sunday, however, I was able to carve out a little time to get back to the gym in an attempt to re-energize my exercise routine, and myself in the process. During my workout, it was clear to me the importance and value exercise has in my life.

If you find yourself sometimes struggling to get back into the exercise habit, consider these 10 ways to re-energize your routine.

1. Realize why you miss it. We all exercise for different reasons. Some exercise to loose weight, some to build muscle and others to gain self confidence. I exercise for the latter. Not because I have aspirations of becoming a world-class athlete, but because I have aspirations of becoming a world-class person. Exercise helps me discover my limits and allows me to take pride in my personal accomplishments. These feelings of pride and personal value extend themselves beyond the walls of the gym and into the other areas of my life, too. Tap into the feelings you experience when your exercise program gets off track. Ask yourself what you miss most about exercising. Use this information as motivation to get going, again!

2. Make exercise a priority. Too often exercise is the last thing we do when we have completed our daily tasks and fulfilled our responsibilities. When the “problem of the day” presents itself, and we have not made exercise a priority, the time it takes to address the problem can leave little or no time for exercise. Consider making your trip to the gym a high-priority item in your day. Block-out the time, put it on your calendar, or wake-up 30 minutes earlier. If you take an honest inventory of how you spend your time each day, you may find the time you watch television, read email, or surf the Internet could be repurposed and redirected to help you re-energize your exercise routine.

3. Get plenty of sleep. Fatigue, both physical and emotional, can be a deterrent to maintaining a healthy and consistent exercise program. Make sure you are fully rested each day. Most experts agree that seven to nine hours of sleep is ideal. If you feel you are too tired to stick to your workout regime, consider getting more sleep in order to have more energy to devote to it.

4. Vary your routine. Boredom and monotony can settled in quickly if you do the same thing every time you workout. Do a different cardiovascular exercise each time. For example, hit the treadmill one day and ride the stationary bicycle the next. Also, vary your weight-lifting schedule. Isolate a different part of your body for each workout and work those muscles hard. Hit your arms and shoulders one day, your back the next, etc.

5. Put fun back in your routine. If you aren’t having fun, you will probably not be doing it for very long. Have fun with your exercise. Jump into a pick-up game of basketball or take a swim. When you have fun, your exercise commitment becomes less of a chore and something that can truly lift your spirits and cause you to smile – something you can look forward to each day!

6. Exercise with a friend. Working out with a friend is not only a good way to spend time with someone who is important to you, it also provides for an instant accountability partner. Ask your friend to help hold you accountable to your exercise program. Ask him or her to not let you off the hook if you say you are too busy or too tired. When commitments and goals are shared, they are more easily reached.

7. Listen to music or watch television. Running or using the elliptical machine takes time and it takes patience. To help pass the time, bring along a MP3 player or check-out some television. If you combine something you really like to do (listen to music) or do some multi-tasking (catch-up on the news while getting some cardio done) you are more likely to stay committed to your exercise program.

8. Keep an exercise log to monitor your progress. Written goals are more powerful than unarticulated ones. At the beginning of each month write down your stats. For example: (1) completed a two-mile run in 18 minutes, or (2) bench-pressed 150 lbs x 10. Each day, record what you accomplished. Soon you will see your two-mile run is being accomplished in 17 minutes, etc. This written record is a testament to your persistence and commitment. It is also a great encourager to keep you motivated and to keep you moving forward.

9. Give yourself a break now and then. Exercise should be a part of your life; it should not control your life. When you get the invitation to meet your friends after work for drinks or meet your partner for an unplanned dinner, go for it! Your gym, and your routine, will be patiently waiting for you tomorrow.

10. Focus on the positive benefits of exercise. There are some days, toward the end of my workout, when I’m tired and sore and I ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” Afterwards, when I head down to the locker room to change, the feelings of accomplishment are almost intoxicating. I also feel good about the way I look and I love being able to eat almost anything I want to without guilt or dread of putting on a few pounds. When I focus on these positive things, it is easier to stay motivated.

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7 Concrete Ways To Combat Negativity

7 Strong Ways To Combat Negativity

Everyone has a few people in their life that just refuse to appreciate the success of others. Despite any achievement you may complete, goal you may reach, or any pride you may feel, these cynics act the wet-blanket and find a way to rain on your parade.

These people come in many denominations. They can be younger or older, richer or poorer, close friends and relatives or mere acquaintances, but they are always there.

In general, odds are they are pessimistic towards your success because they are jealous or even fearful of it. However, knowing this is often not enough to deal with their negativity.

Here are 7 ways to manage such negativity, keep your aspirations high, and stay on track to a happy, successful life.

  1. Keep Aspirations Personal and Private - Most naysayers will not appreciate or commend something in its baby stages. Try keeping silent about your goals until you have achieved something significant. Once you have something concrete to show, they’ll be hard pressed to find something entirely negative to say about it.
  2. Positive Passivity - An ideal way to silence a potential naysayer is to merely shrug it off. Be positively passive. If someone is trying to shoot you down, you have no obligation to listen to them. Be aware of the potential for an explosive conversation and how to handle one.
  3. The Old Switch-A-Roo - Try to adopt the approach of using someone’s negativity as motivation. If someone tells you “you can’t do that,” make it your goal to prove to them that you can.
  4. Keep A Progress Log - Write down your significant achievements and whenever you reach your goals. If ever a cynic tries to get you down, just take a look at your Progress Log and be instantly reminded of your potential and ambition.
  5. Distance Yourself - Although not possible in some cases, try to get away from pessimists. Try to surround yourself with people that always see the glass as half-full. Intelligent people realize that supporting others in their endeavors earns reciprocated support and leads to a less stressful life. Surround yourself with smart people.
  6. Recognize Constructive Criticism - It is not always the case that someone is intentionally downplaying your success. Try to be aware of constructive criticism and realize when an individual is sincerely trying to help you up instead of putting you down.
  7. Remember Why - Remember why some people insist on spoiling your mood. They are often jealous and fearful of your success. Whenever you think somebody is trying to put you down, keep this thought in the back of your head and smile. They just wish they were more like you.

All in all, you are your own best judge. If you think your accomplishments are worthy of acclaim, then they most definitely are! If, however, you find yourself succumbing to the wet-blankets of the world, try out these tips and methods and let me know how they work out. Do you have any other methods to curb the daily pessimist? Please, let us know in the comments.

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PC gaming is thriving, says Valve | News | Custom PC

Steam now has over 15 million accounts, with 158 per cent year-on-year sales growth

While there are plenty of console fanboys with their heads screwed on, you'll always get some who tell you that PC gaming is dead, but that's a complete load of Atari Jaguars if Valve's latest announcement is anything to go by.

Valve has just announced that its game download store Steam now has over 15 million accounts, and that its year-on-year sales have now grown by 158 per cent. 'PC gaming is thriving,' said Valve's president Gabe Newell, while noting that the industry was shifting away from traditional hard copies of games to an 'era of constant connectivity.'

While PC game sales look pretty grim in comparison to those of console games in the official charts, these statistics often don't account for huge download services such as Steam, or subscription-based games such as MMOs.

However, Newell reckons that there's a lot more to Steam's success than game downloads. Newell said that Steam 'gives us the ability to have a much better relationship with customers, not just for delivering our games, but across all aspects of our business - including the design, development, and support of our games. Features like Guest Passes, Free Weekends, Gifting, and the Steam Community have been very well received both by customers and the developers who are using Steam.'

Valve also put the Steam's recent success down to this year's launch of the Steam Community, as well as being able to offer big-name launch titles such as Call of Duty 4 and Bioshock, not to mention Valve's own successful game package, The Orange Box.

Valve recently announced that its SteamWorks set of development tools for would be made freely available to game developers, and Newell has also recently claimed that he wants Steam to have a complete archive of PC games, including LucasArts classics.
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The Frugal Weight Loss Program : My Weight Loss

Weight loss is one of the biggest challenges that faces us all; in particular it seems that Americans are obsessed with weight loss, or maybe we’re just obsessed with eating? Anyhow, these are some non-traditional, but very helpful weight loss tips.

1. Get An Accountability Partner. I started with this because many people would think this is the same old stuff just re-hashed. Find someone you trust, and ideally someone who has about the same amount of weight to lose as you do.

2. Get A Physical. Did you know that having an under active Thyroid can contribute to weight gain or the inability to lose weight? Ask your doctor to check this when he does your blood work. Also, get baselines on your cholesterol and triglycerides so you can watch them improve if they are out of line. Don’t have insurance? Here is a discount medical plan that will help you affordably make your doctor appointment and get your blood work done.

3. Drink Water. And nothing else. This may be a stretch for some, but it is easy to consume lots of sugars in soft drinks, and even juices. Diet sodas just don’t cut it in my book because they use toxins as sweeteners and toxins keep you fat.

4. Detox. I have a friend who literally lost 80 pounds by detoxing. When you see your doctor ask her about detoxing. Keep in mind that many traditional doctors are not educated in the realm of detoxification, so you might want to seek out a naturopathic MD to discus this with.  A great detox program (the one my friend used) is available through Isagenix.

5.  Walk.  With regard to exercise, my father always says “walking is free”.  I understand if you live in an area where the weather gets bad and you can’t walk.  I think that is why many people put on extra weight in the winter.  Maybe you’ll just have to do what I did and move to the great southwest :-)

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How to Get a Life

by Brad Bollenbach, March-9-2008

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You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

– Dale Carnegie

Positive relationships are the foundation of an interesting life.

Regular readers of my blog know that I advocate talking to strangers as a fantastic way of shaking up reality. But that’s not the whole story. If your interactional energy is misspent, you can end up in a repetitive cycle of drive-by friendships, random sexual adventures that are as fun as they are meaningless, and a general sense of wondering why you seem to always end up back where you started.

Making your own introductions is a life-changing force. But how do you channel this bravado into building relationships that last? How do you find friends that will raise the ceiling of your potential rather than criticize you for your passions? How do you meet girls that belong in your world and not just in your bedroom?

How do you get a life?

Love Being Alone

The prerequisite to building a healthy social life is, ironically, being comfortable by yourself. If you’re starting from zero, the reasons for this are obvious: you don’t have much choice. If you have a few friends but find that they drag you down, withdrawing from that crowd and starting anew will probably require staying in more frequently. Also, being too desperate for the company of others will hinder authentic interaction. You’ll be more worried about external validation instead of just letting it flow and being open to discovering connections.

Appreciating aloneness starts by consciously acknowledging the freedom it brings. When you enjoy your own company you can be flexible about who you choose to hang with, instead of letting the ego’s fear of being alone suck you into social scenes you don’t really like.

It also helps to have interests that can be pursued on your own. I’m fortunate to have many: reading, writing, cooking, software development, and online poker, among others. I’m just as happy staying in as going out, as long as I keep a good balance between the two. You can even use your alone time to apply the ideas in this article to help build your social life.

Start With Who You Already Know

Getting a life means becoming a person who initiates interactions, instead of always waiting for others to make the first move. A great place to start is with the people you already know. Most of us can probably think of one or more people that we’re horrible at keeping in touch with. These might be former acquaintances, people you met while travelling, someone you enjoyed working with in the past, old friends, or even current friends. When making this list, reach as far back into your past as you can, as long as you keep finding examples of people you wish you’d stayed in touch with.

Then contact them. I prefer email, especially when it’s someone I haven’t talked to in a while. If you don’t have the person’s email address, try Google. Alternatively, you might have a mutual friend who can put you in touch.

I did this several weeks ago. It was easy for me to think of many people with whom I’m horrible at keeping in touch. I ended up sending over a dozen emails to former coworkers I enjoyed working with, friends in other cities, and even local buddies who I don’t talk to nearly enough, often because I rely on them to always ping me.

I got responses from all but two people. I ended up going for lunch with one girl I’d never socialized with outside of a party setting. I reconnected with a former boss of mine from Quebec City who travels to Montreal frequently, and plan to have lunch with him next time he’s in town. And I reestablished contact with some friends I was starting to lose touch with.

The ROI on this simple gesture made me wonder: Why the fuck haven’t I been doing this all along?

Generosity Is Golden

It’s one thing to take the social initiative with people you already know, but what about with someone you’ve never met?

Sometimes I’ll get an email from a fellow blogger who wants to “network” with me. This is the greasiest way to introduce yourself to anyone. When making a new connection, start with generosity. Focus on how you can help the other person get where they’re going. This is an idea I got from Keith Ferrazzi’s excellent book, Never Eat Alone.

Do you have information that may interest them? Do you know someone whom they could benefit from knowing too? Can you volunteer to help their cause?

For example, I recently moved into a coworking space in Montreal called Station C. It’s a group of independent consultants and entrepreneurs who don’t like working from home. I think Patrick and Dan have done a fantastic job setting it up. It’s an amazing workspace with a great mix of people.

One of the first things I did when I moved in was volunteer to help build the office’s scheduling application. I have a lot of respect for the project and, now that I’m involved as a member, it can only be a good use of my time to make it even better. I also introduced myself to most people in the office early on and asked them to show me what they were working on. I wanted to get a sense of what skills they had and consider ways in which I could give them more work. In showing my own interest, I found others naturally reciprocating. I’ve already been getting work offered in my direction.

One of the best investments you can make in yourself is to take a genuine interest in other people.

User Groups

The best places to plant the seeds that will improve your social life are user groups. A “user group” might be a professional association, a political party, an orchestra, a yoga class, or any other gathering of people who have a common passion.

To start down this road, make a list of keywords for everything you enjoy and every issue that matters to you. For example, mine looks like:

  • personal growth
  • spirituality
  • private health care in canada
  • cooking
  • longboarding
  • grassroots geek conferences
  • design
  • usability
  • eco-friendly housing
  • etc.

Do a complete brain dump. If you haven’t got at least 50 lines of output, you aren’t trying hard enough. When finished, head to Meetup.com and see what you can find. Alternatively, add the name of your city to each line and you’ve got a Google search query. This will help you find local user groups, bloggers, discussion forums, businesses, and other organizations related to these topics.

What if you can’t find a group that fits your needs? Organize it. This is exactly how I started a personal growth group in Montreal. The downside of being an organizer is that it takes a little more time and energy. The upside is everything else.

Finding a great group of people that like what you like may require some detective work, but it’s worth it. A shared interest is the active ingredient in building positive relationships.

Don’t Limit Yourself

When I was doing my 30-day trial on learning to cook, I took inspiration from Laura Calder’s show French Food at Home. I think she has a unique charm and her enthusiasm for cooking is contagious.

Then I thought: Why not email her?

So I did. And she replied.

Next thing you know, we’re exchanging email about The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, spirituality, and general thoughts on the art of happiness.

Don’t limit yourself. Take a look at your bookshelf, for example, and ask yourself: Which of these authors might I like to get to know? Email them. Authors in particular seem to have more easily accessible email addresses than other public figures. It’s unlikely that you’ll meet or even get a personal response from most of the people you contact this way, but it’s still fun to make a connection with someone that inspires you.

I’ve turned this last one into a 30-day trial. Every day I email one person I want to know more about, whom I might normally consider out of reach. I find some of the most fun 30-day trials are the ones related to meeting new people. If you feel like you could use some help in the social arena, why not make now the time you choose to break out of your bubble?

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You know those movies where a deserter from the French Foreign Legion is crawling through the desert on his knees, panting for breath, then spies an oasis? He's beside himself with joy as he runs towards it, then it evaporates into thin air. Never having deserted the French Foreign Legion, I had always assumed oases were probably all of the disappearing-into-thin-air variety. But apparently they really exist, where the land is low enough for water to gush out of underground pools. Travel way out into the Peruvian desert and, if you're lucky, you'll stumble across Huacachina, a tiny, green oasis.

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At about 4km from the town of Ica in the Ocucaje desert, Huacachina is not actually all that remote. But it's a tiny village (population c.100), surrounded in palm trees and phenomenally high dunes, so it looks incredible. If you love sandboarding, this may be about the best place in the world to do it, and apparently the place to stay is the Hotel Mossone, a beautiful old colonial-style inn.

Legend has it that the water appeared when a princess was chased from her bath by a young hunter. As she fled, she left a pool of water behind her and her mantle created the dunes. Apparently, the princess still lives in the water as a mermaid. A lesser-known fact is that the desert is full of fossilized whale bones and shark teeth. Or more specifically teeth from the Carcharodon Megalodon who frequented the ocean that used to be here, back when water was abundant, 25 million years or so ago.
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