Archive for September, 2010

Bright Colored Footwear in Vogue

Posted by admin On September - 30 - 2010

Bright Colored Footwear in Vogue

Fashion gurus now look forward to tantalizing footwear this autumn. Keep black, beige, whites locked up in your closet and shop for the various colors in the market. Teaming colors such as blue, yellow, red and green is what the new fashion mantra this season.

From timesofindia.indiatimes.com:

“Yellow was the biggest prediction since last fall and look at what a trend it’s become,” says shoe designer Malini Agarwalla. Now here’s the best part. You don’t need to match your clothes and accessories with these coloured shoes. Just wear them, whatever the colour of your outfit. Rest assured, your footwear will definitely be a hit. According to Malini, it’s all about making a personal style statement.

You don’t have to really matter with what color outfit you wear, you just have to carry it well. Deeper colors such as maroon and purple will be soon in vogue this winter.

Basics of Exhaust Systems

Posted by admin On September - 24 - 2010

Basics of Exhaust SystemsEvery vehicle owner has some idea about the exhaust system that his vehicle comes with but most owners do not realize that exhaust systems are highly important components of any engine, whether car or truck. However, an informed decision and complete value for money can be experienced only when the owner is aware of the basics of exhaust systems. In this article, we will be reading about the basics so that informed decisions can be easily made without putting a hole in the pocket.

Let us create and maintain a clear, complete understanding about important components of an exhaust system.

Headers: Original exhaust systems are generally made of cast iron, which can inhibit the flow of air besides being heavy resulting in reducing vehicle speed. By opting for a replacement of the existing exhaust system header, gas flow speed optimization gets easy that means power improvements for your vehicle.

Exhaust Pipe: This piping runs through the entire exhaust system to connect all the exhaust system components together. The replacement of this pipe is completely dependent upon the model of car or truck and the new exhaust pipe being bought.

Catalytic converters: These devices are used in a vehicle to minimize the level of emissions. However, catalytic converters tend to create back pressure resulting in high-end power of the vehicle falling to a considerable extent and any replacement of these converters should be completely in accordance with the laws of your state or country.

Mufflers, Resonators, and Silencers: These are vehicle parts that are aimed to minimize the sound coming from the exhaust system and the mufflers are the most effective of the three. However, silencers are less damaging to the health of your vehicle when compared to mufflers that can result to a significant reduction.

Around the world with zero dollars

Posted by admin On September - 23 - 2010

Around the world with zero dollars

If you think that traveling to distant places of the world in a matter of eight days is difficult, measure the difficulty associated with travelling around the world with zero dollars.

Reality show star, Jeff Schroeder, from the US is making an attempt to complete this act and has landed up in India.

From Ndtv.com:

Reality show star, Jeff Schroeder can’t beg, borrow or steal either. He is allowed to go only where someone is willing to host him, feed him and buy him a ticket further. Like radio show host Kenny Jones who invited him to Bangalore.

“When we found out he was trying to get around the world for free, we were following him. There was a fantastic chance….the next thing we know he is at our doors…We aren’t ready to kick him out yet,” said Kenny.

Viewers have been following Jeff everyday on his trail.

“I was in this little village in Laos… so I needed 18 dollars to take a bus… sounds simple enough. But I didn’t speak the language and 18 dollars in Laos where I was a month’s salary,” said Jeff.

It finally took one kind soul to get him out of Laos. Like it took a kind Indian to get him from Bangalore to Goa – for free.

Schroeder is expected to travel to as many countries in the world as he can, in 100 days, but with no money in his pocket.

Presenting Yourself at Workplace

Posted by admin On September - 19 - 2010

Presenting Yourself at WorkplaceOnce you are there at a workplace, you tend to meet lot many young people. But one will always remember the one whose impression is long lasting and attractive. It is said that first impression is the last impression and the youth nowadays does not give any second chance to prove you. You will always notice that because of these things a person can get a chance to stand out of the crowd and avails opportunity at times. One needs to create a social networking site. It is important to present yourself the best you can.

From timesofindia.indiatimes.com:

It’s rightly said, the first impression you make on someone is the one that’s going to stay with them for a lifetime. Yes, how you present yourself the first time you’re meeting someone — be it a potential life partner or a potential new employer, your classmates on the first day of college or even a new group of people — is of utmost importance in building and maintaining relationships. Knowing how to make a good first impression is very essential. Here are a few quick tips on how to make a good first impression.

There are little tips while you interact and promoting youth relationship: You should stand straight, to show an aura of confidence in you. Carrying yourself properly while walking is another way you can allow people to come to you and know you. One should make good eye contact in a conversation. The handshake should be brief, firm and without any sign of nervousness. The way you introduce yourself gives a good impression and will gradually boost your confidence as people take interest to know your personality and traits. Be relaxed and listen to everyone with proper attention.

Good News for Readers

Posted by admin On September - 16 - 2010

Good News for ReadersWink the new technology, by Bangalore based industry, now allows the readers to access e-books in any language. Apart from e- books, it also enables access to magazines, journals and soon to be added an on the go e-newspaper. The best part about Wink is that that it allows users to access it anytime and anywhere with good battery life. It is suppose to be great among the youth and the teenagers with increasing awareness among the people.

From hindustantimes.com

Bangalore-based digital publisher EC Media International on Thursday launched its multi-function e-book reader Wink that not only supports 15 languages but will also offer over 200,000 book titles on debut. Wink will offer consumers a one-stop e-store to access e-reading content of choice that would enable access not just to e-books, but also journals, newspapers, magazines and selected articles, EC Media said.

Many of the titles have been acquired from international aggregators, giving Indians access to a whole lot of books not available in the country.

It uses an e-ink technology for the content to be able to see in the sunlight as well. The best features includes the portability it possess, accessible to large masses, preview, download and secure payment options  and tries to increase the interest of people in reading.

Common myths about sex

Posted by admin On September - 13 - 2010

Common myths about sexSex and desire have always been seen as very important parts of human life but most of us tend to ignore the safety and healthy bedroom rules for a quick, unplanned, and steamy session of sex.

Dr. Barry Buffman, a Board Certified urologist and the director of the Los Angeles Boston Medical Group, has given ten top sex myths that are most common among the male community.

From Timesofindia.indiatimes.com:

The first myth concerns the belief that a woman will not get pregnant if a guy ”pulls out” before ejaculation.

Men do not always know when ejaculatory fluid begins to seep out – and even ahead of a perceptible orgasm, pre-ejaculate (which includes sperm) is released and is enough to get a woman pregnant.

The second myth concerns thinking about someone else during the act, which is a bad thing to do.

A large part of the sexual experience starts with your brain, not your body, and sometimes your brain can wander. If you are committed to your lady, and your relationship is in a good place, it’s okay to think about Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox every now and then.

The third myth is the belief that premature ejaculation only affects young men.

Some men do find that premature ejaculation begins at the onset of sexual maturity, but plenty of men also find it to be an issue later in life. In fact, premature ejaculation affects 30 per cent of men at sometime in their lives.

Often, early ejaculation in men who are in their 30s or older is a co-symptom of erectile dysfunction or fatigue, poor cardiovascular conditioning, depression, anxiety, or neurological symptoms.

The fourth myth is about the belief that oral sex is safer than vaginal sex.

From teenagers to former President Bill Clinton, oral sex seems to have the stigma of a “free pass” as far as sexual relationships go. Yes, it does count as sex, and yes, you can get a sexually transmitted disease from oral sex.

In addition to that, penis size is in no direct relation to the amount of satisfaction that can be experienced with sex. Moreover, a man’s readiness for sex may be influenced by factors such as diet, sleep, health, stress, medical conditions, self confidence, and relationship disharmony.

Google Acquires Social Deck

Posted by admin On September - 9 - 2010

Google Acquires Social DeckAfter Angstro, Google now acquires Social Deck to strengthen their network. The online games social networking site Social Deck has formerly announced its acquisition by Google at an undisclosed amount.

From timesofindia.indiatimes.com

NEW YORK: Internet search giant Google has acquired social games website SocialDeck for an undisclosed amount, in a move to strengthen its social networking service.

The transaction comes within days of Google‘s acquisition of Angstro, which makes applications to discover new photos on Facebook and create a real-time social address book.

Going by reports, the deal is one of several acquisitions in the past month through which Google is hoping to build a social-networking service to counter rival Facebook.

SocialDeck has announced on its website that it has been acquired by Google.

SocialDeck has been acquired and we have joined the Google team. We started this company with the goal of connecting friends through social games on all kinds of exciting new mobile devices,” the company stated on its website.

SocialDeck, a Canadian start-up, has launched several games titles for Facebook, Apple’s iPhone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices.

The firm’s games platform technology enables simultaneous game play across multiple mobile devices and social networks.

Earlier in the month, Google had bought social widgets maker Slide Inc in a deal that would give the search giant a team of developers with vast experience in social networking.

This step by Google was an attempt to compete with Facebook. Social Deck basically connects to the mobile devices and online networks through social games and forms a network of friends.

Losing Virginity at Early Age-A Concern

Posted by admin On September - 6 - 2010

LOSING VIRGINITY AT EARLY AGE- A CONCERNDay by day in this very increasing modern world new studies are revealed and the statistics are being revised. Experts now say that increased sex education and callous attitude of parents has eventually helped in bringing down the average of losing virginity among the youth at early age. There are many reasons for it such as declining puberty age i.e. for girls it is 9-10 years and for boys 10-11 years.

Television, magazines and internet, social networking sites further creates curiosity among the teenagers and make them feel like to experience the concept he/she has gathered about the past years about sex. The parents’ uninterested attitude forces a child to find support and look for alternatives such as sex for stress. Attraction among the opposite sex is natural, but nowadays teenagers take all in the stride of fun. It is also seen that that intake of alcohol and peer pressure group is another major reason in teenagers which lowers down the average of losing virginity to 17 years.

From timesofindia.indiatimes.com:

Studies have revealed that children, these days, are losing their virginity at a very young age. Experts say that with the average age of puberty going down to 9-10 years for girls and 10-11 years for boys, the average age for losing virginity too is going down. And the deadly paring with this is — awareness about sex is more these days and information (not always from the right sources) is freely available. Television, movies and most prominently the Internet is loaded with extremely easily accessible information and graphic details. This, most of the time, helps to entice the youngsters to experiment, who already have hormones raging through them.

To tackle with all the complications, lower maturity level of children and its consequences should be dealt by regular counseling actions along with parents. The teenagers should be taken seriously and must be made aware of the good and the bad consequences. Children need to know that sex is just not a physical attribute but a gift in a relationship which should be taken seriously and mere not a fun.

Also, teenagers need to understand that saying no to losing virginity at young age is not a sin. It must be taken seriously and one should know the limits.

Obesity setting in earlier than adolescence

Posted by admin On September - 1 - 2010

Obesity setting in earlier than adolescenceA recent survey has disclosed that obesity was setting in before adolescence phase and an increasing number of children have a high body mass index ratio than the ideal.

Body mass index (BMI) is a key indicator of overall fitness and is directly related to obesity-related malaise with low BMI ratios having direct correlation to immunity-related malaise.

From Timesofindia.indiatimes.com:

The study was built into the curriculum of 21 schools in 15 cities. It involved a cross sectional study across 4098 children (2200 boys and 1898 girls).

Children were measured on Body Mass Index, aerobic (measured by making children run/walk for 600 meters) and anaerobic capacities (making children cover a 30 meter sprint), Muscle strength (measured by Sit & Reach activity, Sit Ups, Standing Long Jump), endurance and flexibility.

Reshma Nayak, Programme leader, Yenepoya School, Mangalore (a school that participated in the study) said lifestyles of children have become more passive and space constraints in cities have resulted in children not having an opportunity to play enough and becoming prone to health hazards.

However, a nine month, in-curriculum, controlled fitness-led physical education program in their respective schools on 667 children, showed improvement on fitness indicators assessed on like endurance, abdominal strength, increase in percentage of children with right BMI and flexibility.

The survey by Bangalore-based EduSports, a sports-management company, suggested that a whopping 42 percent of surveyed children didn’t possess ideal BMI ratios.

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