Looking Up at Jupiter and Venus

Looking up at Jupiter and Venus is never easier at this time of year.  They’re in fact side by side in the western sky.  Many people find Astronomy a fascinating subject and many more find looking up just awe inspiring.

If you’ve ever wondered how to do the math on an object in space according to it’s brightness, you’ll want to check out the article below.  Here is an excerpt from that article.

“If you’ve been outside just after sunset and faced west, you’ve almost certainly seen two bright “stars” glaring back at you. Those aren’t stars: they’re Venus and Jupiter, the 3rd and 4th brightest natural objects in the sky (after the Sun and Moon, of course, and I say “natural” because the space station can in fact look brighter than both). As they circle the Sun, every year or so the orbital geometry of the two (and the Earth) sets things up such that they appear very close together in the sky. This is called a conjunction, and when it involves planets this bright, it’s really something to see!”

Click on the image below to read the rest of the article….

Jupiter and Venus

Think Americans Pay Less Taxes Than Europe? Think Again

Think you pay fewer taxes than Europeans?  Think again, with all the hidden taxes, and cost that Europeans get from paying their taxes, most Americans might actually pay more than Europeans.  At least most Americans get less for the same amount of money that they spend.  If Americans wanted to provide the same quality of life that Europeans did, we could theoretically do it for less, if certain people weren’t so greedy.

The only ones that get the true European Life Style are the Politicians in America.  They get better Healthcare for less money, better retirement plans, and pay less taxes than we do.  How is that possible?  Most Americans think Europeans are unhappy with their high taxes, but why is it that Americans are unhappy with the quality of life they are receiving?  Most Europeans are actually quite happy with their lifestyle.

If you think you’ve got it tough, then perhaps you’ll want to consider moving to France or England.  Much better lifestyles over there, fewer work hours during the week and less stress.  Staying healthier has never been easier in Europe where they have huge Organic Food movements.  They are much smarter than us too, Americans healthcare and education systems are in turmoil.  Maybe it’s time for change?

Read this article to find out more.  America vs Europe

Perhaps it’s time we started looking at not “If we should raise taxes,” but how the government is spending our taxes?

For example, if we took all that money that the government was giving to corporations just to encourage corporations to have Healthcare Insurance, and instead paid for everyone’s Doctor visit to the Doctors Office, then more people would go see their Doctor.

So, it’s not if the taxes should be raised, it’s more or less how you look at it.  If you look at it from different perspectives, you’ll find out just how much BS really goes on in the Government.  You’ll find out just how much you’re being lied to.

USB Computer for Under $200?

Have you ever wanted a Portable Computer so small, that you could put it into your pocket?  No, I’m not talking about a Smartphone.  I’m talking about a Computer the size of a USB Flash Driver.  That’s right, a computer you can actually put in your shirt pocket.

With two Processors, a Dual and a Quad core, you can’t go wrong.  There will be plenty of computer power packed into this tiny space.  It houses 1 gig of RAM and will have up to 64 gig of HardDrive space.  How’s that for power?  That’s, almost more powerful than my current PC that I use.  The only thing they could do better that would make it more powerful, would be add more RAM to it.

What’s the best part?  It won’t break the bank.  The estimated price of this cool gadget is estimated to be at “Just under $200.”  So, if you’re looking for a cool gadget that you can show off to your friends and it won’t break the bank, then you won’t be disappointed.  Did I mention that you could run Ubuntu and Ice Cream Sandwich on there?  Even better reason to pick one up.

Is This Question Even Fair?

Is this even a fair question?

Is abortion an acceptable option for rape victims and women whose lives are in danger?

I had to skip that question. This is a tricky question. For example, Normally, I’d say no, that it’s not an acceptable option. The mother could be destroying the next great inventor, the next great cure, the next great leader.

However, we have to step back sometimes and look at the alternatives. If the Mother is really in trouble and her life is in danger, then sure, abort and have a C-Section, especially if the child is going to be born prematurely.

In that situation, you’re better off having an abortion, otherwise, the child might have to live with all kinds of conditions, or even be retarded. That’s something the Mother will have to decide. Would she be ok with the child living like that?

But, destroying one life for another, just so that person doesn’t have to live with the feeling or remember the rape or the victimization, that’s just as cruel and barbaric as a tyrant leader.

At least they woman can live a good live, knowing that they gave the child the best chance they could have. If you don’t want the child, don’t destroy it, adopt it out. Who knows, after carrying it for so long, she might even change her mind.

The Complete Guide To Walking

Over the next several months, I’ll be reading “The Complete Guide To Walking For Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness.”  During that time, I’ll be writing about incites that I’ve learned while reading the book as well as reviewing the chapter.

The book is simply, about walking, by the foremost expert on Walking, Mark Fenton.  I’ll let the back cover do the talking.

Take one year to change your life – forever!
WORKING OUT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER
All that’s needed to get fit is a pair of walking shoes and a copy of Mark Fenton’s invaluable handbook. In this new and completely revised edition, Fenton speaks to modern concerns, such as preventing and controlling serious health conditions, motivating families to walk together, finding the best walking spots nationwide, and using new technology to get fit faster and more safely.
Much more than a “how-to” exercise book, The Complete Guide to Walking is an interactive and inspirational resource that can make the difference for millions of Americans who struggle with weight loss, health and dietary concerns, stress, and chronic fatigue. The author offers dozens of realistic solutions to help you overcome your individual barriers to regular daily activity. As a coach of beginners and world-class athletes alike, Fenton promises that he can transform virtually anyone from couch potato to athlete in less than one year with this straightforward, motivational, and enjoyable prescription to a healthier life.

The Complete Guide To Walking

You can pick up your own copy by clicking the image above, or by going to any used book store.  If you’d rather new, there is always Barns N Noble, Borders Books, Books A Million, etc.

What do you do with your computers spare time?

Many people do what they need to do on their computers and just go about their day.  What if you could put that computer to use actually providing valuable data to the Scientific community?

There are actually several screen savers that will allow you to take part in Scientific data.  There are also programs that you can download and install such as Community World Grid.

This program will allow you to take part in a minute way by allowing your computer to process information for Scientific Research.  These research programs include data on Cancer, Aids, and numerous other diseases as well as some technology advancements.

One Geek actually built his computer with that in mind.  He thought about what he could do for the world.  Sense his computer just sits there when he’s not doing anything, why not put it to use?

This Geek also took and built his computer out of Lego parts.  This is intriguing for a lot of Geeks out there who love Lego.  In fact, one could go as far to say it’s intriguing to a lot more than just the Geek community.

Click on the image below to read the article.

Lego PC

Green Smoothies – For Those Wanting A New Lifestyle

I don’t know about you, but I’m willing to try out just about anything.  Even Vegetarian and Vegan dishes.  I’m not afraid to take the plunge.  How about you?

Here is a sweet delicious smoothie that you can try at home.  There are many reasons to try a smoothie, most of the reasons are for the health benefits.  The right smoothies can be quite beneficial for you.  Instead of having to take a Supplement, where only 10% of the nutrients actually goes into your system, you can always try this.

If you just can find the right balance of nutrients, fiber, and what ever else your body needs.  Try a Green Smoothie.  You’ll be glad you did.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want to end up in the Hospital because I didn’t take care of myself.  This could be a step in the right direction for many people.  What about you?

Do you want to be around for your children?  What about for your grandchildren?  If you do nothing this holiday season, or over the new year, make that resolution to take a plunge.  Take a dive into the world of health.

Some Mistakes of Vegans and Vegetarians

One might actually think that it’s easy to just get out there and change your lifestyle, but it’s not.  It can actually be quite hard for some people.

If you want to diet, exercise, and lose weight, there are some things you need to avoid as pointed out in the video below.

Those things are as follows:

Eating too much Fat.
Eating too much Sugar & Stimulants.
Not fixing enough of your own meals.
Not getting enough exercise.
Not being in a community.

For some, working out alone, might be alright.  For many, it’s the exact opposite.  Try to either create your own community, or join an existing one.  That will boost your confidence and willingness to get out there.

 

Restricting Calories – Why Your Image Is Important

When people go on a diet, they tend to restrict calories, or carbohydrates, or fats.  You can’t restrict your diet of any of those.  Each of these are primary substances that our body needs to run.

Every noticed how Self Image is important into today’s age?  Well, it’s important for many reasons.  Mental and Physical healthy being the primary reasons.

The image of who we are is important because not being in good health can cause stress, depression, and numerous other illnesses.  That’s not the lifestyle we need to live.  When you restrict calories in a diet, you’re jeopardizing that lifestyle.

The Raw food movement is gaining ground and more people are starting to take part.  If you want that sexy body you’ve been dying to get, then you might want to take some advice from this girl.

As you can see, Image is everything.  It’s the sole purpose of how we should be, how we should thrive.  If you’ve ever wondered how people can, or should look nowadays, just take a look at a Healthy, Active child.

Those children that run around outside as apposed to sitting inside all day, those are the healthy ones.  They have slim figures, and hardly any fat.  If you look at fitness models, that’s how we should look.  Slim, Trim, and hardly any Fat.  The only time you need Fat, is in Survival Situations.  Clearly, there is an abundance of food here.

Why risk the side effects of being over weight, when you can have a healthy, slim, fit body?

What are you going to start doing to get that body you’ve always desired?

Pets – The Ups and Downs

When we decide to get pets, we have to consider the ups and downs of owning them.  Rather, taking care of them.  It’s not all fun and games when it comes to taking care of them.

What are some of the things we have to consider?  Cost, Life Expectancy, Vet Visits, Intelligence, Size of Animal, Sex of Animal, and even possible problems such as Fleas.  Is it worth it to you to have a dog or cat?

Dogs and Cats are notorious for being Flea ridden, especially if the care takers don’t take care of them properly.  Regular baths and flea medicine can help with that.  Do you have to time to take care of them?

Some animals are cheaper to take care of than others.  For example, other than the initial investment of the tank, decorations, pump, filters, etc Fish are relatively cheap to afford.  If you don’t go overboard, that doesn’t even have to be expensive.

Let’s go back to the Flea issue.  I mean, do you really want Fleas in your house?  What about if you have small children?  What about babies?  Do you really want them to have to deal with that?  Let alone you?

Some pets actually stink.  Ok, let me rephrase that, some pets actually stink if you don’t take care of them.  What does this mean?

Not every pet is easy to take care of.  None of them are really.  Just some easier than others.  Some pets even require you to clean out their cages, if you don’t, guess what?  Here comes the smell.

I’m sure you’re probably tired of hearing the bad sides of having a pet.  What about the good sides?  Yes, there are positive reasons for taking care of pets.

Children for some reason are attracted to pets.  Their like magnets.  Polar opposites.  Don’t believe me?  Go into a big Pet Store one of these days, you’ll see.

Why are pets good for Children?  They can offer companionship to them in times of need.  Perhaps a child is feeling down, but their dog might be able to help cheer them up.  Medical institutes let Pets into children’s hospitals to help easy the burden for the children.

Elderly can find companionship in pets as well.  When there is no one around for Mom or Dad, a pet might actually do them good.  Doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go see them.

I for one will probably never have pets, unless it’s some Fish, or maybe an Eel.  Those Snowflake Eels are pretty cool.  I for one don’t see the benefits outweighing the down sides of caring for a pet.  At least in my situation.  For others, that may be a different story.

Snowflake Eel