Friday, December 26, 2008


Friday, December 19, 2008

Trafficking at Nepal-India Border

Nepali woman lies in the street off of the Falkland Road, in Mumbai dying of AIDS and TB. The night after this photograph was taken, the woman died.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Boy friend problem........???

ALERT: Why Some Guys Never Grow Up
Hey ladies! Is your guy a boy masquerading in a man's body? Does he throw temper tantrums like he lost his favorite blankey? Here are 3 reasons why!1. He had an overbearing mom. "When guys are too coddled by their mothers as boys, they become whiny brats as they grow older," said The Average Guy. "And no woman wants to be with them because they still want mommy to take care of everything for them. Those are the guys they say have mommy issues."2. He doesn't want to forget his college days. For your guy, college was a blast � beer with the boys, throwing his stuff all over the floor and never really having to clean up after himself. Unfortunately, now he wants to keep the frat party going in his relationship with you. 3. He's in no rush. In his mind, he's got a while to go before he actually HAS to grow up, so why start now? Also, men today can have "friends with benefits" relationships well into their 40s and 50s because the definition of what constitutes a relationship has changed. � Tasha CunninghamArticle from:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

9 Ways to Have a Happier Love Life Today

1. Stop complaining. I know it's hard, but you don't really have to complain about every little thing to you? Complaining keeps you miserable because you've got to relive whatever is bothering you every single time you talk about it.

2. Buy flowers. Roses, tulips and sunflowers are all beautiful. Adding flowers to your surroundings, whether it's your apartment or your cubicle, will pick your mood up almost immediately.

3. Eat chocolate. If you're on a diet, take a break from not eating to enjoy a little chocolate. Research shows that the ingredients in chocolate are known mood-boosters.

4. Smile at a stranger. Instead of greeting people you pass on the street with your usual scowl, try a smile. And if you smile at a hot guy, you never know what's going to happen.

5. Donate to a charity of your choice. Even if it's just $5, donating money to a worthwhile cause is guaranteed to boost your happiness quotient.

6. Help a colleague that you can't stand. You know the girl at work who gets on your nerves. Instead of giving her stink eye, help her out. Ask her if there's anything you can do to help her, listen to her horrible jokes and laughs or wait around while you tells you the horrible story of her most recent break up.

7. Stop trashing your ex. So you dated a ***. You're not the only one who has. After you've warned other women about your ex on DDHG, stop talking about him. You'll instantly feel better after a few days of keeping your ex out of your mouth.

8. Volunteer. If you can't donate money to charity, you can certainly donate your time. Volunteering is also a great way to meet guys!

9. Befriend someone you know but have never spoken to before. You know your co-worker that no one else seems to like? The one who's a bit dorky? Be his or her friend. Ask them to share a lunch with you. You'll feel better about yourself by making an outcast feel like he or she belongs. -- Denise Pendleton

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Eggs: Are they good or bad cholesterol?

Eggs are high in cholesterol, and a diet high in cholesterol can contribute to elevated blood cholesterol levels. However, the extent to which dietary cholesterol raises blood cholesterol levels isn't clear. Many scientists believe that saturated fats and trans fats have a greater impact than does dietary cholesterol in raising blood cholesterol.
Adding to the confusion, the American Heart Association recently acknowledged that as long as you limit dietary cholesterol from other sources, it may be possible to include a daily egg in a healthy diet—a statement that was heavily reported in the media.
Here are the facts: One large egg has about 213 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol—all of which is found in the yolk. If you are healthy, it's recommended that you limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg a day. If you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or high LDL (or "bad") cholesterol, you should limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 200 mg a day. Therefore, if you eat an egg on a given day, it's important to limit or avoid other sources of cholesterol for the rest of that day.
If you like eggs but don't want the extra cholesterol, use egg whites. Egg whites contain no cholesterol. You may also use cholesterol-free egg substitutes, which are made with egg whites. If you want to reduce cholesterol in a recipe that calls for eggs, use two egg whites or 1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute in place of one whole egg.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Anti wrinkles -------- Tomatoes

Tomatoes in your food can help protect against wrinkles, cancer...............

London, Apr 29 (ANI): When it comes to fighting sunburn, those pesky wrinkles and skin cancer, nothing does the trick as well as adding a little more tomato to your diet.
The finding is based on a research by boffins at the universities of Manchester and Newcastle, who found that adding just five tablespoons of tomato paste to the daily diet can improve the skin's ability to protect against harmful UV rays.
Damage from UV rays can not only lead to premature ageing, but also skin cancer.
The researchers suggested that the protective effect was due to the antioxidant lycopene that is found at its highest concentration when the fruit has been cooked.
Lycopene has already been linked to a reduction in the risk of prostate cancer.
As a part of the study, 10 volunteers were given around 55g of standard tomato paste and 10g of olive oil daily for a period of three months.
A control group of 10 participants received just the olive oil.
The researchers found that volunteers who were given tomato had 33 percent more protection against sunburn, and higher levels of a molecule called procollagen that gives the skin its structure and keeps its firm.
"The tomato diet boosted the level of procollagen in the skin significantly. These increasing levels suggest potential reversal of the skin ageing process," The BBC quoted Professor Lesley Rhodes, a dermatologist at the University of Manchester, as saying.
"These weren't huge amounts of tomato we were feeding the group. It was the sort of quantity you would easily manage if you were eating a lot of tomato-based meals." (ANI)
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Practicing Yoga - to feel fitter, be more energetic, and be happier and peaceful.

Yoga is a science that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is consists of Ancient Theories, observations and principles about the mind and body connection which is now being proven by modern medicine. Substantial research has been conducted to look at the Health Benefits of Yoga - from the Yoga Postures (Asanas), Yoga Breathing (Pranayama), and Meditation. The information is grouped into three categories-physiological, psychological, biochemical effects. Furthermore, scientists have laid these results against the benefits of regular exercise.

Physiological Benefits of Yoga

(1) Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium.
(2) Pulse rate decreases.
(3) Respiratory rate decreases.
(4) Blood Pressure decreases (of special significance for hyporeactors).
(5) Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) increases.
(6) EEG - alpha waves increase (theta, delta, and beta waves also increase during various stages of meditation).
(7) EMG activity decreases.
(8) Cardiovascular efficiency increases.
(9) Respiratory efficiency increases.
(10) Gastrointestinal function normalizes.
(11) Endocrine function normalizes.
(12) Excretory functions improve.
(13) Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase.
(14) Breath-holding time increases.
(15) Joint range of motion increase.
(16) Grip strength increases.
(17) Eye-hand coordination improves.
(18) Dexterity skills improve.
(19) Reaction time improves.
(20) Posture improves.
(21) Strength and resiliency increase.
(22) Endurance increases.
(23) Energy level increases.
(24) Weight normalizes.
(25) Sleep improves.
(26) Immunity increases.
(27) Pain decreases.
(28) Steadiness improves.
(29) Depth perception improves.
(30) Balance improves.
(31) Integrated functioning of body parts improves.

Psychological Benefits of Yoga
(1) Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase
(2) Mood improves and subjective well-being increases
(3) Self-acceptance and self-actualization increase
(4) Social adjustment increases
(5) Anxiety and Depression decrease
(6) Hostility decreases
(7) Concentration improves
(8) Memory improves
(9) Attention improves
(10) Learning efficiency improves
(11) Mood improves
(12) Self-actualization increase
(13) Social skills increases
(14) Well-being increases
(15) Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase
(16) Self-acceptance increase
(17) Attention improves
(18) Concentration improves
(19) Memory improves
(20) Learning efficiency improves
(21) Symbol coding improves
(22) Depth perception improves
(23)Flicker fusion frequency improves

Biochemical Benefits of Yoga
(1) Glucose decreases
(2) Sodium decreases
(3) Total cholesterol decreases
(4) Triglycerides decrease
(5) HDL cholesterol increases
(6) LDL cholesterol decreases
(7) VLDL cholesterol decreases
(8) Cholinesterase increases
(9) Catecholamines decrease
(10) ATPase increases
(11) Hematocrit increases
(12) Hemoglobin increases
(13) Lymphocyte count increases
(14) Total white blood cell count decreases
(15) Thyroxin increases
(16) Vitamin C increases
(17) Total serum protein increases

Yoga Benefits versus Exercise Benefits
(1) Yoga Benefits
(2) Parasympathetic Nervous System dominates
(3) Subcortical regions of brain dominate
(4) Slow dynamic and static movements
(5) Normalization of muscle tone
(6) Low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments
(7) Low caloric consumption
(8) Effort is minimized, relaxed
(9) Energizing (breathing is natural or controlled)
(10) Balanced activity of opposing muscle groups
(11) Noncompetitive, process-oriented
(12) Awareness is internal (focus is on breath and the infinite)
(13) Limitless possibilities for growth in self-awareness

Exercise Benefits
(1) Sympathetic Nervous System dominates
(2) Cortical regions of brain dominate
(3) Rapid forceful movements
(4) Increased muscle tension
(5) Higher risk of injury
(6) Moderate to high caloric consumption
(7) Effort is maximized
(8) Fatiguing (breathing is taxed)
(9) Imbalance activity of opposing groups
(10) Competitive, goal-oriented
(11) Awareness is external (focus is on reaching the toes, reaching the finish line, etc.)
(12) Boredom factor

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Makeup Mistakes You May Be Making

In an ideal world, you would have all the various makeup products you want, have the time and money to update them each season and have the skilled hand necessary to apply them flawlessly. But even if that’s not the case, there are simple fixes you can try to help correct the most common beauty wrongs. “Makeup is a wonderful tool to enhance your look, but used correctly, it should never look fake or like you’re wearing a mask,” says New York City makeup artist Jessica Liebeskind. Here, the makeup mistakes many women routinely make, plus how to do it right.

1. Wearing too much (or too little) makeup.

“Your makeup should be time and place appropriate—so what looks perfect for a big evening event shouldn’t be the same as what you put on to go to the grocery store or the gym,” explains Liebeskind. When you consistently overdo your makeup, you run the risk of looking like you’re trying too hard. Toning it down a notch—for a more natural look—will be a better option for every day. On the flip side, Liebeskind cautions against being so afraid of looking fake or overdone that you skip makeup altogether. Her prescription for the perfect minimal makeup: A good moisturizer, under-eye concealer, blush, curl your lashes and add a sweep of lipstick or gloss.

2. Never updating your colors, products or techniques.

Still using the same eye shadow, blush and lipstick shades you fell in love with when you first started wearing makeup? Well, unless that was just last year, chances are you’re long overdue for a trip to the makeup counter. “Just like you pay attention to which jeans are currently in style—and feel outdated if you’re still wearing bootcut when the look is straight-leg—you need to pay attention to makeup trends,” says Liebeskind. That’s not to say that you have to toss and replace all your makeup every season, or that you have to wear bright red lipstick just because that’s what the models were sporting on the fashion runways. You can find ways to make the trends your own (perhaps swapping your circa 1990s brown-toned lipstick for a wine-colored stain if reds are in fashion) so that your face looks as stylish as your wardrobe.

3. Using the wrong color foundation.

You could have beautiful skin and perfect application technique, but if you’re wearing a foundation that doesn’t exactly match your natural skin tone, the results are going to look awful. By picking a shade that’s an exact match, you’ll make it very easy to get a flawless looking face. To find the right one, Liebeskind suggests trying on three—pick the one you think is the closest color match, and also try one shade darker and one shade lighter. Go to the makeup counter with no makeup on, and swipe the three shades in stripes that run from your cheek down to your neck. As you blend each one into your skin, look for the one that blends so effortlessly it literally just disappears. That will be your perfect match.

4. Over-tweezing (or ignoring) your eyebrows.

“The brows are such a central and important feature on your face,” says Liebeskind. “And when they’re well groomed they can enhance your eyes and your entire look.” If yours are out of control, it’s worth the time and money to let a professional take tweezers to them. Get a referral from a friend in order to find someone you know will do a good job. The worst thing you—or a pro—can do is to take off too many brow hairs. “As we get older, the brows naturally become more sparse, so if you tweeze your brows too thin, they might never fully grow back,” warns Liebeskind. If you follow your brows’ natural arch—but clean up the areas over, under and between brows—you’ll find the best shape. Visit a pro for a tune-up every few months and you should be able to keep them groomed on your own in between.

5. Wearing a rainbow of eye shadow shades at once.

Just because your compact came with four or more colors packaged together doesn’t mean you have to paint them all onto your eyelids at once. In fact, Liebeskind recommends using no more than three shades at a time—a medium shade on the lids, a lighter one to highlight the brow bone, and the darkest as a liner for the top and bottom lids. For a simpler, everyday application, you could skip the liner and just use a single light shade all over the lids up to the brows.

6. Not caring for your skin.

All the makeup in the world can’t compensate for skin that isn’t well primed. In order for makeup to go on smoothly and look its best, you need to think about your skin before you start to reach for your foundation or concealer. “If the skin isn’t properly hydrated, your concealer will look cakey, your blush splotchy and your foundation won’t spread evenly,” explains Liebeskind. For dry skin, slather on a rich moisturizer or a face oil before applying makeup. Oily skin will look best if you start by washing your face with a cleanser that absorbs oil and then use a lightweight, oil-free lotion that will hydrate the skin enough for makeup to go on smoothly, but won’t make the skin greasy or shiny.

7. Choosing the wrong makeup for your skin type.

Just as using the right skincare will help your makeup look better, it’s important to be sure you’re using the right makeup formulas to enhance your skin. If your skin is on the dry side, avoid powder foundations and blushes. Creamy formulas will blend better, and if you have any fine lines or wrinkles, a cream will help smooth them over (as opposed to powders which can settle into lines and make them appear more obvious). Normal to oily skin should stick to oil-free liquids and powders. And it pays to reassess your choices every so often to make sure you’re using the right formula for the skin you have now: You may have had oily skin since your teenage years, but if you are now over 40, chances are your skin is starting to shift toward the dryer side.

8. Going to bed with your makeup on.

“If you’re going to take the time to put it on, you’ve got to also take the time to take it off,” says Liebeskind. Leaving your makeup on overnight can clog your pores (not to mention getting your pillowcase dirty), plus, if you’re not removing your makeup, you’re not caring for your skin by cleansing and applying an appropriate night cream. To make a clean sweep: Use a makeup remover pad first to get rid of eye makeup and anything else that might not come off with your face cleanser (like a long-wearing lipstick).Follow with your usual facial cleanser to finish the job.

9. Paying too much attention to one feature on your face.

There’s a fine line between enhancing your favorite feature and overdoing it. “You don’t want to overcompensate so much that instead of seeing your bright, pretty eyes, all people notice is your elaborate eye makeup,” says Liebeskind. The trick is to play up your eyes more subtly and then add a little makeup to the rest of your face. For instance, just because you don’t want to call attention to your mouth doesn’t mean you have to leave it naked. Use a pretty, natural pink lipstick or gloss so that it still looks well-groomed, if not eye-catching.

10. Trying to draw on larger-than-life lips.

You’ve probably read advice from a makeup artist who suggested lining your lips outside your natural line in order to make your pout look fuller. “It’s not that it’s bad advice, but most women don’t have the technique to pull it off without looking silly,” says Liebeskind. A more foolproof approach: Apply your lipstick or gloss first and then take a pencil (in the exact same shade as your lipstick or gloss) and draw a light, thin line just at the outermost edge of your mouth. “The goal isn’t to make your lips look like you got silicone injections, but just to create the best version of what your lips can be,” she says.

11. Attempting to create contours that don’t exist.

Using darker shades of blush to try to brush on an optical illusion of more prominent cheekbones or a less prominent nose is a trick best left to professionals making someone up for photography or film. This is one technique that rarely works in the real world. No matter how skilled you are with the makeup brush, it’s nearly impossible to use dark colors that aren’t glaringly obvious when viewed in person, especially in broad daylight. Focus instead on pretty, soft makeup that plays up your best features.

12. Confusing concealer with cover up.

They may sound like they are intended to serve the same purpose, but according to Liebeskind, there is a big difference between the two. Concealer is what you use under your eyes to disguise dark circles and brighten the skin. It should be creamy in consistency and should be one or two shades lighter than your perfectly-matched foundation. Cover up—which should be used to camouflage blemishes or other flaws—needs to be exactly the same shade as your foundation. In fact, unless you want a treated cover up (designed to help dry up pimples), your foundation can double as your cover up. Use a small foundation brush to dab the product onto the blemish and set with translucent pressed powder.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Fish dishes by Sanjeev Kapoor
Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, India's best known chef, is also the celebrity host of TV show Khana Khazana, author of best selling cookbooks, has restaurant franchisees in India and abroad and is the winner of several culinary awards. His mission is evident: to make Indian cuisine the number one cuisine in the world.


Fish fillets (preferably surmai)
1½ inch long fingers: 600 grams
Red chilli powder: 1 tablespoon
Salt: To taste
Carom seeds (ajwain): 1 teaspoon
Ginger paste: 2 tablespoons
Garlic paste: 2 tablespoons
Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
Gram flour (besan): 1 cup
Oil: To deep fry
Egg: 1
Chaat masala: 1 teaspoon
Lemons, cut into wedges: 2


1. Take the fish fingers in a bowl. Add red chilli powder, salt, carom seeds, ginger paste, garlic paste, lemon juice, gram flour and mix well. Set aside.
2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
3. Break an egg into the fish mixture and mix.
4. Put the fingers, a few at a time, into the hot oil and deep fry till almost done. Drain and place on an absorbent paper.
5. Deep fry again just before serving till golden and crisp.
6. Drain and place on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with lemon wedges.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

I m loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ranbir Kapoor

Rajeev Khandelwal


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stress in pregnancy puts babies at risk

Babies born to mothers who undergo severe stress during pregnancy are likely to face a higher risk of developing brain disorders like schizophrenia, says a new study
London: Researchers at the University of Manchester studied data from 1.38 million Danish births occurring between 1973 and 1995.

They found that the risk of schizophrenia - a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder - and related illnesses was around 67 percent greater among the offspring of women who lost a relative during their first trimester, reported the online edition of BBC News.

However, the researchers found no evidence that a loss of a relative at any other time during the pregnancy or in the six months leading up to a pregnancy had any effect on the unborn baby.

In addition, the association between bereavement and schizophrenia risk only appeared significant for people without a family history of mental illness, the study found.

Past studies have shown that stress in pregnancy increases risk of low birth weight and pre-maturity.

Some studies have also suggested that abnormalities in brain structure and function that are associated with schizophrenia may begin to form in the earliest stages of foetal development.

Source: IANS
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Sexual activity between women is as diverse as sex between
heterosexuals or gay men. Some women in same-sex relationships do not identify as lesbian, but as bisexual, queer, or another label. As with any interpersonal activity, sexual expression depends on the context of the relationship.
Recent cultural changes in
Western and a few other societies have enabled lesbians to express their sexuality more freely, which has resulted in new studies on the nature of female sexuality. Research undertaken by the U.S. Government's National Center for Health Research in 2002 was released in a 2005 report called Sexual Behavior and Selected Health Measures: Men and Women 15-44 Years of Age, United States, 2002. The results indicated that among women aged 15-44, 4.4 percent reported having had a sexual experience with another woman during the previous 12 months. When women aged 15–44 were asked, "Have you ever had any sexual experience of any kind with another female?", 11 percent answered "yes".
There is a growing body of
research and writing on lesbian sexuality, which has brought some debate about the control women have over their sexual lives, the fluidity of woman-to-woman sexuality, the redefinition of female sexual pleasure and the debunking of negative sexual stereotypes. One example of the latter is lesbian bed death, a term invented by sex researcher Pepper Schwartz to describe the supposedly inevitable diminution of sexual passion in long term lesbian relationships; this notion is rejected by many lesbians, who point out that passion tends to diminish in almost any relationship and many lesbian couples report happy and satisfying sex lives.

Lesbian feminism
Many lesbians have been involved in
women's rights. Late in the 19th century, the term Boston marriage was used to describe romantic unions between women living together, often while contributing to the suffrage movement. Lesbian feminism gained renewed popularity in North America and Western Europe during the "second wave" of the 1970s and early 1980s. By the end of the 1970s lesbian feminism was accepted as a field of study within academic institutions, although mostly as a branch of feminist disciplines. More recently, lesbian feminism has emerged as an expression of dissatisfaction with the 1970s era second wave feminist and gay liberation movements.
Lesbian feminist texts have examined the influence of institutions such as
patriarchy, capitalism and colonialism on gender and sexuality with mixed success, sometimes describing lesbianism as a rational result of alienation and dissatisfaction with these institutions. In her 1980 essay Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence, Adrienne Rich characterized heterosexuality as a violent political institution making way for the "male right of physical, economical, and emotional access" to women. Other key thinkers and activists have included Rita Mae Brown, Audre Lorde, Marilyn Frye, Mary Daly and Sheila Jeffreys.
Lesbian Separatism is one specific type of Lesbian feminism.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Well after you read it don’t think any wrong about me. I am normal and also its very interesting topic. like I am say every bodies have there freedom and there own choice so I want to clear here its not a sin if some ones like each other out of mother nature rules.

A lesbian is a woman who is romantically and sexually attracted only to other women. Women who are attracted to both women and men are more often referred to as bisexual. An individual's self-identification might not correspond with her behavior, and may be expressed with either, both, or neither of these words.

The word lesbian dates back at least to 1732 and lesbianism appears in the 1870
Oxford English Dictionary meaning sexual orientation rather than a reference to Sappho and inhabitants of Lesbos. Lesbian as an adjective is in the 1890 Oxford English Dictionary and as a noun by 1925. Until the early twentieth century lesbian was interchangeable with Sapphist.

Broadened meaning
Calling a historical figure a lesbian can be misleading. Women who have written about their affection for each other, along with
spinsters who lived together for years, have often been viewed without much hint they had intimate relationships. With the coming of second wave feminism in the later 20th century a tendency to view all women in more or less heterosexual terms stirred a rebellion in which the definition of lesbian was challenged. Some groups widened the definition to mean any woman who didn't live a traditional heterosexual life. In 1970 the lesbian feminist organization Radica lesbians stated, "A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the point of explosion." In 1980 feminist writer and poet Adrienne Rich proposed a continuum of lesbian relationships ranging from sexual to platonic. Rich wrote that instead of genital or sexual relationships between women, lesbian can mean any woman who skirts a conventional married life and resists male tyranny. Rich suggested lesbian relationships can happen between women who live or work together, even within the same family.
An updated take on this wider definition has to do with the girl crush as written about by Stephanie Rosenbloom in
The New York Times. Rosenbloom defines a girl crush as "that fervent infatuation that one heterosexual woman develops for another woman who may seem impossibly sophisticated, gifted, beautiful or accomplished." Such girl crushes may trigger the same kind of feelings involved in a romance and although not sexual in nature, these feelings may sway relationship dynamics if the object of the crush learns about them. This broadening of the meaning for lesbian as any woman who bonds with another woman became known as woman identified woman. However, this usage has been criticized as desexualizing lesbians. Cheshire Calhoun wrote in 1995 "When feminist woman loving replaces lesbian genital sexuality, lesbian sexual identity disappears into feminist identity.

The earliest known written references to same-sex love between women are attributed to
Sappho (the eponym of sapphism), who lived on the island of Lesbos in ancient Greece from about 625 to 570 BCE and wrote poems which apparently expressed her sexual attraction to other females. Modern scholarship has suggested a parallel between ancient Greek pederasty and the friendships Sappho formed with her students. Lesbian relationships were also common among the Lacedaemonians of ancient Sparta. Plutarch wrote "love was so esteemed among them that girls also became the erotic objects of noble women."
Accounts of lesbian relationships are found in poetry and stories from ancient
China. Research by anthropologist Liza Dalby, based mostly on erotic poems exchanged between women, has suggested lesbian relationships were commonplace and socially accepted in Japan during the Heian Period. In medieval Arabia there were reports of relations between harem residents, although these were sometimes suppressed. For example Caliph Musa al-Hadi ordered the beheading of two girls who were surprised during lovemaking. During the twelfth-century Etienne de Fougères derided lesbians in his Livre des manières (about CE 1170), likening them to hens behaving as roosters and reflecting a general tendency among religious and secular authorities in Europe to reject any notion women could be properly sexual without men.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

What is influenza (flu)?

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection. People often use the term "flu" to describe any kind of mild illness, such as a cold or a stomach virus, that has symptoms like the flu. But the real flu is different. Flu symptoms are usually worse than a cold and last longer. The flu usually does not cause vomiting or diarrhea.

Most flu outbreaks happen in late fall and winter.

What causes the flu?

The flu is caused by influenza viruses A and B. There are different strains, or types, of the flu virus every year.

What are the symptoms?

The flu causes a fever, body aches, a headache, a dry cough, and a sore or dry throat. You will probably feel tired and less hungry than usual. The symptoms usually are the worst for the first 3 or 4 days. But it can take 1 to 2 weeks to get completely better.
It usually takes 1 to 4 days to get symptoms of the flu after you have been around someone who has the virus.

Most people get better without problems. But sometimes the flu can lead to a bacterial infection, such as an ear infection, a sinus infection, or bronchitis. In rare cases, the flu may cause a more serious problem, such as pneumonia.

Certain people are at higher risk of problems from the flu. They include young children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with long-term illnesses or with impaired immune systems that make it hard to fight infection.

How is the flu diagnosed?

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and examine you. This usually gives the doctor enough information to find out if you have the flu, especially if many cases of a similar illness have occurred in the area and the local health department reports a flu outbreak.
In some cases, the doctor may do a blood test or take a sample of fluid from your nose or throat to find out what type of flu virus you have.
How is it treated?

Most people can treat flu symptoms at home. Home treatment includes resting, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking medicine to lower your fever.
If you think you have the flu, your doctor may be able to give you medicine that can make the symptoms milder. But you need to start taking it within 2 days of your first symptoms.

Can the flu be prevented?

You can help prevent the flu by getting the flu vaccine every year. The best time to get the vaccine is in October or November, just before the start of flu season. You can get the vaccine as a shot or in a spray that you breathe in through your nose.

Almost anyone over 6 months old can have the flu vaccine. The vaccine is especially important for people who are at higher risk of problems from the flu, including:1
Children between 6 months and 5 years of age.

Adults age 50 and older.

Adults and children who have long-term health problems or an impaired immune system.
Women who will be pregnant during the flu season.

The flu vaccine is also recommended for health care workers and anyone who lives or works with a person who is at higher risk of problems from the flu. Your doctor can help you decide if the flu vaccine is a good choice for you.

The vaccine prevents most cases of the flu. But even if you do get the flu after you've had the vaccine, your symptoms will be milder and you'll have less chance of problems from the flu. You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Biggest bedroom liars

Here’s a warning for girls: Don’t blindly believe Brit men who boast about how well endowed they are, for the chances that they are lying are extremely high.

And, the news comes straight from a survey that revealed that more and more guys are resorting to lying to tempt babes into bed.

The survey by dating website revealed that a whopping 1.7 million guys in Britain stretch the truth to get the girls.
While almost a four million lie about how many people they have slept with, a big 2.5 million love rats usually hide the facts to cover up their cheating.

The survey even found that men were also three times more likely to lie about their vital statistics, what with sly seven percent exaggerating the size of their lunchbox.

On the other, women were found not to be so much in love with lying to impress men, with only two percent shamming about their breast size.

The survey also revealed that 25 percent more men than women wanted to keep the truth of their fidelity under wraps, while three percent more bragged about their sexual history.

But, the lies were not limited to the bedroom, for over one fourth of men reported lying about their drinking, smoking and debts, while 16 percent about their age.
“Men are more likely to brag about their previous sexual experiences to add to their ‘bad-boy’ image and increase their appeal to women,” The Daily Star quoted Max Polyakov, from the website, as saying.

He added: “However, the qualities that women look for in men are constantly changing, so it’s a good idea to be honest.”

Friday, August 1, 2008

Why do Pak women refuse to have sex?

Experts have opined that most Pakistani women refuse to have sex with their male partners because of the latter’s abusive advances and attitudes.

In an article titled ‘Women’s Perceptions and Experiences of Sexual Violence in Marital Relationships and Its Effect on Reproductive Health’ that appeared in Health Care for Women International, experts, Rafat Hussain and Adeel Khan of the School of Health, University of New England, came up with approximately 40 hours of taped interviews, which included eight key informant interviews, three focus groups with 24 participants, and 10 in-depth interviews. They opined that a woman’s refusal to have sex could lead to varied responses—resentment, suspicion, anger, physical violence, and forced sex.

For some women, the ongoing psychological trauma due to repeated physical violence made them want to avoid sexual contact.
As one young participant put it, “My husband is often physically violent, never apologizes but expects me to have sex even though he may have beaten me up a few hours earlier. How can he expect me to be intimate and loving?”

Many of the participants spoke about the “hidden” nature of sexual violence especially in relationships where there was no outward sign of physical or psychological violence.

Young women talked about excessive fatigue related to long hours of work involving childrearing and doing household chores, which created a situation where sex on demand was seen as another task rather than as an intimate and pleasurable experience.
They said that women also feel embarrassed, especially as their daughters are growing old, by their husband’s daily demand for sex.

As another woman, who has been a victim of domestic violence, said: “My husband still wants to have more children and wants to keep on having unprotected sex. I told him, “When you are not providing for these children, then you should not want more children,” but the argument has little effect. I have no recourse but to stop having sex with him. This makes him very angry, and he resorts to insults and physical violence.”

A 34-year-old said that her husband has had a vasectomy, and has become more aggressive in his demands for sex, almost on a daily basis and sometimes more than once.

And, when she refuses to have sex, he hits badly. Source: an article titled ‘Women’s Perceptions and Experiences of Sexual Violence in Marital Relationships and Its Effect on Reproductive Health’ that appeared in Health Care for Women International, experts, Rafat Hussain and Adeel Khan of the School of Health, University of New England, came up with approximately 40 hours of taped interviews, which included eight key informant interviews, three focus groups with 24 participants, and 10 in-depth interviews. They opined that a woman’s refusal to have sex could lead to varied responses—resentment, suspicion, anger, physical violence, and forced sex.

For some women, the ongoing psychological trauma due to repeated physical violence made them want to avoid sexual contact.
As one young participant put it, “My husband is often physically violent, never apologizes but expects me to have sex even though he may have beaten me up a few hours earlier. How can he expect me to be intimate and loving?”

Many of the participants spoke about the “hidden” nature of sexual violence especially in relationships where there was no outward sign of physical or psychological violence.

Young women talked about excessive fatigue related to long hours of work involving childrearing and doing household chores, which created a situation where sex on demand was seen as another task rather than as an intimate and pleasurable experience.
They said that women also feel embarrassed, especially as their daughters are growing old, by their husband’s daily demand for sex.

As another woman, who has been a victim of domestic violence, said: “My husband still wants to have more children and wants to keep on having unprotected sex. I told him, “When you are not providing for these children, then you should not want more children,” but the argument has little effect. I have no recourse but to stop having sex with him. This makes him very angry, and he resorts to insults and physical violence.”

A 34-year-old said that her husband has had a vasectomy, and has become more aggressive in his demands for sex, almost on a daily basis and sometimes more than once.

And, when she refuses to have sex, he hits badly. Source:

Monday, July 28, 2008

Black and white twins: Brothers from the same mother

Some things aren’t always black and white. Then again, sometimes they are – like the twin sons born July 11 to a German couple.

The first baby that was born, Ryan, has light skin and blue eyes. His brother, Leo, is dark-skinned with brown eyes.

"None of us could believe it," the maternity ward's head doctor, Birgit Weber, told one news source. "Both kids have definitely the same father."

Stephan Gerth is German and white. His wife, Florence Addo-Gerth, is from Ghana and has dark skin.

It was “a real surprise,” Gerth told the German newspaper Die Welt, adding that the most important thing to him isn’t color, but that everyone is healthy.

The odds are one in a million, say doctors, but it can happen with fraternal twins due the genetic soup in our backgrounds. Peter Propping, former director of the Institute for Human Genetics at Bonn University, told Die Welt that the black mother may have had some white ancestors, or that the white father may have had black ones. Very occasionally, the roll of the DNA die may cause the baby of biracial parents to inherit only the genetic coding for one color.

Rare though they are, the German twins do have some company. In the past few years, at least three mixed race couples have welcomed twins who were also black and white.

The hospital called it a “deeply regrettable mistake.” It soon became apparent that a device similar to a large eyedropper had been used twice, causing another man’s sperm to be mixed with Willem’s. The couple remembers two other couples in the waiting room the day of the procedure. One of them was black.

Being of different races and coming from different fathers hasn’t stopped the Stuart boys from closely bonding. While the dark-skinned boy did eventually meet the man who was his biological father, the brothers consider themselves full twins. In 2005, they attended a twins festival and proudly won the “Least alike twins” award.”

“For the two boys, being celebrated for their differences finally answered all the questioning looks, nasty teasing, and outright expressions of disbelief they've endured all these years,” Wilma Stuart told Dateline, which has been following the family since 1993.
Stephan Gerth and Florence Addo-Gerth, the parents of the newest set of “black and white” twins, know they’ll face some incredulous stares.

"I imagine sitting in a playground where the other mothers will call me crazy when I tell them the boys are twins,".

Like all siblings, their differences are more than skin deep. The twins also have distinctly different personalities, say their parents. Leo, the dark-skinned baby, is quieter; Ryan, his light-skinned brother, is temperamental. "When he's hungry, he's hard to stop,” said the mother.
She says her children were born looking exactly as they should. "God has decided that my children should have different skin colors," she says.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Learn to snare a billionaire!

Want to snare billionaire? A Russian school is offering tips on how to seduce and bag the wealthy man of your dreams.

A popular school of seduction in the Moscow is teaching professional women how to attract men - preferably a richer one.

Evgeniya Steshova, who runs the crash course, said that girls want to meet good men with a high social standing and of course it doesn''t hurt if he's a rich one.

The lesson starts with grading each other on the scale of five on perfume, manicures, hair, underwear and sex appeal.

Steshova advises to be at your best while trying to attract a man. Men react to women's appearance.
"Wear heels and bright colours all the time. Act a bit shy and if you realise you're getting into a ''situation'' and haven't got nice underwear on, just take them off and tell him that you forgot to put any on," The Sun quoted her as saying.

Some tips on the first day include:Drop a pen on the floor and bend over so the man gets to look at your curves.

Surprise a man and seduce him in unexpected ways to keep him interested in you.
The second day focuses on how to seduce a man in different situations.

"The key is to play different roles. Be a young woman to seduce a man, a woman in bed but then a girl the next morning," she said. The women are then paired up with one playing the man who the other must seduce.

The dubious course is a hit among professional women.
"Everything we learn here is focused around men but I don't think that is demeaning," said Anya Petrovich, 32, a businesswoman who has been on the course three times.

"It is only so that we can manipulate men and reach our own goals that we learn this kind of thing” "Women have to use the tools they have to get what they want," she added.

Katya Tsai, head of IT at a university, travels more than 150 miles from the small town of Yaroslav, paying 100 pounds for the two-day course.

"This is my third course and my life has changed hugely because of these lessons," she said. But despite frequent visits, she is still waiting to meet a "strong man".

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tiger Temple

Here another part of Tiger Temple.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008


This is the treat for ATIF n SHAID fan’s like me.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


The Tiger Temple or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Thailand and has been a sanctuary for many endangered animals including several tigers that walk around freely once a day and can be petted by tourists. The temple received several tiger cubs where the mothers had been killed by poachers. As of 2007, over 21 cubs have been born at the temple and the total number of tigers is about 12 adult tigers and 4 cubs.
The tigers are tamed by being fed with cooked meat to avoid giving them a taste for blood. The staff keep the tigers under control and the abbot will intervene if the tiger gets agitated. They are treated as family members in the temple and visitors are asked to give a donation if they want to take photos with the tigers.









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