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Sunday, June 22, 2008
1. The average person has at least 5 dreams each night.Dreams 1oh1 - The First Place To Look
2. Most dreams are 5 to 20 minutes in duration.
3. Over a lifetime, you'll spend approximately 6 years dreaming.
5. Dreams are an expression of your real life thoughts, feelings, concerns and experiences.
6. Everybody dreams; even those people who can’t remember having any.
7. The images and storylines that make up your dreams should generally not be taken literally; they typically contain hidden meanings.
8. Men are more likely to dream about other men than they are to dream about women; whereas women dream of women and men equally.
9. A particular dream that recurs and persists over a period of time is a strong indication that an important issue in your life needs to be resolved.
10. To end a recurring dream you must interpret its true meaning and resolve the issue in your life that it refers to.
11. Whilst dreaming, some people realise that they’re dreaming and are able to control what happens in it; this is called ‘lucid dreaming’.
12. A process called ‘dream incubation’ allows you to increase your chances of dreaming about a particular topic, person or place.
13. Before trying to sleep, spend a few minutes thinking about the good and bad points of your day; doing so clears your mind and improves the quality of your dreams.
14. Alcohol and medications reduce your ability to remember your dreams; eating near to your bedtime has a similar effect.
15. Watching television or reading a book immediately before going to bed increases the likelihood of you dreaming about what you watched / read; such dreams tend not to have hidden meanings.
16. 5 minutes after waking up, people forget 50% of the content of their dreams; 10 minutes after waking up, 90% has been forgotten.
17. To increase your chances of remembering your dreams you should have a regular sleep pattern; going to bed and waking up at the same times each day.
18. If you want to remember more of your dreams, tell yourself before going to sleep that you want to do so; repeating it over and over in your mind as you lay in bed.
19. On waking up, lay still and visually try to piece together any people, places, events, images, items and symbols that come into your mind.
20. Questions you should try to answer about your dreams: who was in it?; where did it occur?; was it day or night?; what did you do?; did any images, items or symbols stand out from the others?; how did you feel?
21. Keep a notebook and pen, or a small tape recorder, next to your bed so that you can make a record of your dreams when you first awake and your dreams are fresh in your mind.
22. Write, draw or record everything that you remember from your dreams; even if they don’t have a connection or seem relevant.
23. Dreams about your teeth are the most common type of dream.
24. Types of teeth dreams include: teeth falling out; rotting teeth; swallowing teeth; spitting teeth.
25. Dreams that involve something bad happening to your teeth typically represent a recent verbal error you’ve made.
26. Teeth dreams may arise as a result of: saying something you regret; hurting someone with your words; gossiping about others.
27. The morning after a dream in which something bad has happened to your teeth, look back at things you have said to people lately and think whether your words were inappropriate or malicious.
28. A more direct interpretation of teeth dreams is that you’re concerned about some aspect of your physical appearance (not necessarily your teeth).
29. If you’re looking in the mirror at the time something happens to your teeth then it’s more likely a self-esteem issue than something you’ve said.
30. Dreams involving teeth are often recurring; the way to stop them being to make amends for the verbal mistakes you’ve made or to be more accepting of your physical appearance.
31. Dreams in which people find themselves naked in public (normally work, school or a social event) are familiar to many people.
32. The general interpretation of dreams that involve being naked in public is that you’ve been hiding something in your life from other people.
33. Wearing no clothes in a dream can also represent you not being prepared (or being prepared but not feeling so) for an upcoming situation such as an exam, presentation, date etc.
34. If you dream that you’re naked, but no-one in the dream realises that you are, it means that whatever you’re hiding or are worried about is not an issue for other people.
35. If you dream that you’re naked, but you don’t care who sees you, it means that you’re feeling comfortable and relaxed about whatever happens to you in your life.
36. A dream in which you’re wearing just underwear gives a similar interpretation to a dream in which you’re naked; the underwear representing that you’re quite anxious about something but not wholly so.
37. Seeing someone you know naked or wearing their underwear in a dream (in a non sexual way), indicates that in real life you’re conscious that that person is hiding, or is unprepared for, something.
38. An dream experienced by lots of people is that of flying.
39. Dreaming that you’re flying usually means that you feel in control of your life; that you’re ‘on top’ of things.
40. The stronger willed and confident you are, the more likely you are to experience flying as part of your dreams.
41. Flying dreams can also occur if you’ve just gained a new perspective on someone or something.
42. If you’re flying in a dream but feel scared whilst doing so, you may have confidence issues and not feel that you’re up to the challenges that you’re facing in your life.
43. If you have difficulty maintaining flight in your dream, someone or something in real life may be preventing you from having the level of control that you want to have.
44. By identifying what it is in your dream that stops your flight progressing, you can identify what it is in your life that stops you progressing.
45. Many people have reported having dreams in which they’re falling and can’t stop themselves from doing so.
46. Falling dreams are an indication of anxieties and insecurities in your daily life.
47. Some say that dreams involving falling come at times of loneliness; having no-one to hold on to being represented by having nothing to hold on to.
48. Feeling inferior to other people in your life can also result in falling dreams.
49. Sometimes when people have falling dreams, their bodies twitch and shake to the extent that they wake themselves up.
50. It’s been said that you can die in your sleep if you don’t wake up from a falling dream before you hit the ground; however, there’s never been any evidence to support this.
51. Dreams involving drowning are very similar to dreams involving falling and are interpreted the same way.
52. It’s common to have a feeling of being chased in your dreams.
53. The typical chase dream scenario involves being pursued by someone or something that wants to hurt you, whilst you run away or hide.
54. Chase dreams represent the way you’ve been dealing with an issue in your life; running away from and avoiding something rather than confronting it.
55. After waking from a dream in which you’ve been chased, ask yourself who or what was chasing you; establishing that will let you know what issue in your life you’ve been running away from.
56. If you don’t recognise the person pursuing you in a dream, it may be part of yourself (your own feelings of anger, fear, jealousy, stress) that you're running away from.
57. A more direct interpretation of chase dreams is a literal fear of being physically attacked; this may be based on something that's actually happened to you in the past.
58. Chase dreams will often recur over a period of time; to stop them you should mentally tell yourself as you try to sleep that you'll turn around and face your pursuer.
59. A dream experienced by many people is that of taking an exam or being late for an exam.
60. As part of dreams involving exams, people encounter problems such as: not knowing any answers; questions being in a foreign language; pens not working; not being able to find the place of the exam.
61. Exam related dreams can result from a feeling in your life that you’re being scrutinised / tested by someone.
62. Some say that if you dream of taking or missing an exam then you’re anxious about an upcoming challenge in your life that you don’t think you're up to.
63. An alternative interpretation of dreams involving exams is that you’ve forgotten to do something important.
64. Pressure and anxiety is thought to bring on dreams of exams because those feelings subconsciously remind us of the stress endured as a child at school when taking exams.
65. Some people dream of either the death of themselves or the death of someone they know.
66. Dreams involving death may occur when you feel emotionally hurt or have a fear that someone or something is about to hurt you emotionally.
67. Death can arise in a dream to signify the end of a phase in your life and the beginning of new one.
68. If it’s you dieing in your dream, there’s likely something within you (typically a strong feeling you have) that you need to let go of so that you can move on with your life.
69. The death of yourself in a dream could also indicate a deep regret of something you’ve done.
70. If it’s someone else dieing in your dream, it may mean that your relationship with that person is suffering and needs attention.
71. The death of someone else in a dream could also signify either a fear of losing them or a desire for them to leave your life.
72. Being confronted with natural or man-made disasters in a dream isn’t uncommon.
73. Disaster dreams come in many variations: droughts; earthquakes; floods; nuclear bombs; tidal waves; tornadoes; volcanic eruptions; war.
74. A disaster scenario in a dream tends to occur when a crisis is taking place in your life or you feel that one is approaching.
75. Dreams involving disasters can represent a loss of hope or a time of change in your life.
76. If you experience a disaster in your dreams and find that you’re dealing with it alone, it can indicate that you’re feeling lonely in your real life.
77. Coping well with a disaster in a dream is a sign that you’re strong and have the mentality to handle whatever problems arise in your life.
One Dad's Life: 10 Ways Dads are like Rock Stars
OK, this topic came to me out of the blue while listening to Michael Sadler's album, "Clear", at 1:30 in the morning. I was having a hard time coming up with a topic for today...largely because I'm still so geeked about our new camera. We also went to see Erin Bode at the Missouri Botanical Gardens on Wednesday night, and I took nearly 200 pictures...many of them very good. It was hard not to do another photo post!
So, anyway, the "10 Ways Dads are like Rock Stars" idea came to me, but none of the 10 items! So, this will be a challenge. Let's see how I do.
- At some point we start wearing funny clothes.
- We are surrounded by screaming, swooning, dramatic girls (if you have girls like I have)
- We start referring to ourselves in the third person, e.g. "If you don't get in bed and stay in bed, Daddy's going to get really unhappy!"
- We stay up way too late. Unfortunately, it's not out having a night on the town, it's because it's the only time we can get things done we need to get done.
- Our kids (fans) think we have unlimited money!
- We go by a single name: Daddy <=> Fergie. See? Almost the same.
- We play to our audience. By golly, if the kids (fans) want burps at the dinner table, we'll deliver them!
- We are idolized for a few years by our kids (fans), then they are embarrassed they ever liked us for a few years, and then they like us again...largely from nostalgia of their childhood.
- Around our kids (fans) we act much younger than we really are!
- We play a mean guitar! (Well, maybe a mean Guitar Hero, at least)
- (A bonus reason!) We have beautiful women (the moms) at our side.
Marijuana Is In, Tobacco Is Out Under Netherlands’ Smoking Ban
June 20 (Bloomberg) — Starting July 1, marijuana will be the only leaf that can be smoked in public places in the Netherlands. Cannabis devotees aren’t celebrating.
Local pot smokers, who usually cut joints with tobacco, and owners of the “coffee shops” where they are allowed to light up will have to change their habits when the nation implements the indoor tobacco ban. Puffing a pure marijuana cigarette in public will still be permitted; smoking one with tobacco will merit coffee shop owners a 300-euro ($466) fine for the first offense and 2,400 euros for a fourth.
“Every customer will have to learn how to smoke pure,” said Robert Kempen, co-owner of The NooN and Mellow Yellow in Amsterdam, which sell marijuana and hashish. The rule makes him “sick to death,” he said, rolling himself a joint.
Coffee-shop proprietors say the ban will put some of them out of business as smokers stay away. The nation’s 720 outlets that serve marijuana smokers generate a large portion of their revenue from selling drinks, food and rolling papers to their patrons. Dutch sales of cannabis alone totaled 1.2 billion euros ($1.86 billion) in 2001, according to the most recent figures available from the nation’s statistics bureau.
To permit tobacco smoking, shops will have to build separate, unstaffed rooms, and many say they don’t have the space or money to do so. Others are investing in water pipes and $400 vaporizers, initially intended to aid people with lung problems inhale medicine, to help smokers light up without tobacco.
The Dutch ban, which prohibits tobacco smoking in all public places of employment to protect workers’ health, is only for tobacco and makes no change to marijuana policy, said Saskia Hommes, a spokeswoman for Dutch Health MinisterAb Klink. The government will have to see if the law is enforceable, she said.
To enforce the new policy, the government has more than doubled its number of food and consumer product inspectors to 200, said Bob Kiel, a spokesman for the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. The agents will make unannounced visits to bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as coffee shops. There are no guidelines to help inspectors distinguish between a mixed joint and a pure one, he said.
Coffee shops sell everything from pre-rolled joints for 3.50 euros each to hashish for as much as 18 euros a gram, said Mark Jacobsen, chairman of the Amsterdam Association of Cannabis Retailers. The ban will make it even harder for the shops to stay in business as visitors and revenue will drop, said Jacobsen, who is building a wall to divide The Rookies, a shop he co-owns.
- Source: Excerpted from a Bloomberg report by Martin van der Starre
TFinger prosthesis for amputee
The finger prosthesis are custom made. They are hand made by a skilled artist, using his own techniques in sculpting and experience to imitate a living finger.
For this to be possible we need a close contact with our client. It is necessary his or her physical presence for 3 hours in the first visit to take impressions, photos, measurements, and using his own skin as canvas to match the different tones of the skin and nails.
The prosthesis will have his/her own finger prints, veins, freckles. It takes 30 days approximately to manufacture a finger prosthesis. If the client is from a foreign country, the prosthesis can be sent by Federal Express or DHL, so that only one visit is required.
This index and middle finger prosthesis are held in place with the help of two ceramic magnets, one inside the articulating mechanism and the other one in the ring finger. The index finger is held in place with the vacuume formed between the stump and the prosthesis
With the prosthesis in place.
Please click on image to see animation.
This image shows how the prostheses helps in every day
task like writing.
The end of the prostheses can be made very thin so that it could be very difficult to see the joint.
We deliver with each finger prostheses a very small and strong ceramic magnet that helps the person using it to pick up ferro-metallic items.
In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow females should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys.best of craigslist : Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It...
1.) While geeks and nerds may be awkward, they’re well-meaning 9 out of 10 times. That smooth dude with the sly grin and the spider hands? Wonder what HIS intentions are... plus, I’ve never had a geek guy not call me when he said he would. Score major points THERE.
2.) They’re useful. In this tech-savvy world, it’s great to have a b/f who can make your laptop, desktop, and just about anything else that plugs into a wall behave itself.
3.) They’re more romantic than they’re given credit for. Ok true, their idea of romance might be to make up a spiffy web-page with all the reasons why they love you, with links to pics of you and sonnets and such... but hey. It lasts longer than flowers, plus you can show your friends.
4.) Due to their neglected status, there are plenty to choose from. You like ‘em tall and slender? There are plenty of geeks/nerds who are. You like ‘em smaller with more meat on their bones? Got that too.
5.) They’ve got brains. Come on now, how can intelligence be a bad thing?
6.) Most are quite good at remembering dates. Like birthdates and such, especially if they know it’ll make you happy. Due again to their neglected status, they’re more attentive than guys who “have more options”. Plus, with all that down time without a steady girlfriend, they’ll likely have mental lists of all the things they’d love to do once they GOT a girlfriend.
7.) Sex. Yep. Sex. I’m not really familiar with this myself, but I’ve friends who’ve been intimate with geek guys and it’s raves all around. They say a virgin wrote the Kama Sutra... all that time thinking about sex, imagining sex, dreaming about sex, (they are male after all) coupled with a desire to make you happy? Use your imagination.
8.) They’re relatively low-maintenance. Most can be fueled on pizza, Twinkies and Mt Dew. No complicated dinners needed here, so if you’re not the best cook, eh. Can you order a pizza?
9.) Most frequent bars as often as slugs frequent salt mines. You won’t have to worry much about your geek guy getting his “groove” on with club hotties because, frankly, he’ll be too busy rooting around under his computer wondering where that spare cable went. You won’t have to worry about him flirting with other women because, 9 out of 10 times, he’ll zip right by them in a perfect b-line towards the nearest electronics store. I’ve seen this happen.
Me: “Eww. Victoria Secret’s Models... They’re so skinny. How is that feminine? You can see her ribs!”
Geek Guy: “ooooooo...”
Me: “Hey!” *notices he is staring lustfully towards the computer store*
Geek Guy: “What?”
Me: “Never mind...”
10.) Although he may not want to go to every outing with you, you can arrange swaps, as in, you’ll go to his Gamer Con dressed as an elf princess if he’ll take you to the ballet. Plus, if he doesn’t want to go someplace with you, you won’t have to worry much about what he’s up to. You’ll probably come home to find him asleep on his keyboard in a sea of Mt. Dew cans with code blinking from the screen. It’s ok. He’s used to this. Just toss a blanket over him and turn out the light.
11.) His friends aren’t jerks. I can’t stress this enough. You’ll more likely get “Omg! A GIRL!! Can I see?!” than “Hey hot stuff back that ass up here and let me get some grub on...” They’re awkward geeks too and will, 9 times out of 10, treat you with the utmost respect and, more than likely, a note of awe. A cute girl picked one of their clan to date? It could happen to them! Hope! Drag some of your single girlfriends over, open up a pack of Mt. Dew, crack open the DnD set and get working. Nothing impresses geek guys more than a girl who can hack-n-slash (well ok maybe if she can code... a geek can dream).
12.) They’re rarely if ever possessive. They trust you, so you can be yourself around them. You like to walk around the house in a ratty t-shirt for comfort? He won’t care. He does too! They won’t get pissy if you don’t wear make-up or don’t want to bother primping your hair. If you gain a few pounds, they won’t try their best to make you feel like crap.
13.) They’re usually very well educated. Physics majors and the like. See #5. You won’t have to listen to him blathering on about his car (ok maybe a little), he’ll have loads of other interesting things to talk about. Politics, world events, how much the chicken burgers down at the local place rock, so long as you douse them in hot sauce...
14.) You’ll almost never have to hear, “Yaw dawg whazzap!!” plop out of their mouths. Unless it’s in jest. They spell properly, use correct punctuation, and are able to tell the difference between the toilet and the floor. They almost never get “wasted”, so you won’t have to worry about coming home to find him and his friends passed out on the floor amidst a pile of beer bottles. Mt. Dew cans, perhaps...
15.) And the final reason why geeks and nerds make great boyfriends: They actually give a damn about you. Not how you look (though that’s a plus), not how skinny you are, not how much make-up you primp yourself up with, but they like you for you. That kind of thing lasts longer than “DaMN baby you got a fine ass!!!” Believe me.