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Boston Marathon Bombing Could Have Been Averted!

Did You Know the Boston Marathon Bombing Could Have Been Avoided?

Boston MarathonThousands of lives could have been saved and the horrific incident could easily have been averted by the authorities. Read on to know what happened, why it happened and how we could have prevented this tragic incident.

The Boston Marathon – All About It

The Boston marathon is the oldest and most prestigious of marathons run in the US, greater Boston, Massachusetts, held on Patriots’ Day, 3rd Monday of April, world’s oldest annual marathon, it is one of 6 world marathon majors and was inspired by the Greek Marathon. It attracts spectators in millions. And it is always on such occasions, that cities need to be specially forearmed and forewarned as such scenes of congestion of large sections of the populace would be tempting for would be terrorists/disruptors or Continue Reading →

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Strange Ways By Which Movies Influence Society

Do Movies Influence the Society or Are Movies Inspired by Society?

This is indeed a question akin to which comes first, the chicken or the egg? What is the connection between movies and society? Do movies inspire society or vice versa?

MoviesMy view is that it is a two way process. Movies are an artist’s view, depiction and understanding of events/incidents/happenings in society and in human lives, which may be depicted in various forms. Movies are an expression of the past, present and even the future, and hence they are a tremendous influence on us.

They serve to open our eyes and minds, to perspectives which we would not otherwise be able to visualise in our single dimensional lives. Movies, express their central objectives through the use of drama, through music, and gestures and role play, which may sometimes be more impactful than even books, because they are ensuring that our various senses are focussed. Movies can disturb us, profoundly change our way of thinking. Continue Reading →

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Don’t Waste Money on These Tourist Destinations

World’s Most Overrated Tourist Destinations – Never Plan a Trip to These Cities

Who in the world would not love to visit a beautiful, out of the world, exotic, exquisite, unusually splendid tourist destination promising you all the delights of a life time, with lots of activities? Who would not? The question is do such places really exist. Many times, they do but many times, they are just huge huge exaggerations of what they are in reality. In short, a sweet promise, fattened by money purses, which fails to deceive, too late after you have splurged your earnings on that hyped up little promotion, dangled in front of your eyes by manipulative sales people.

Prevention is always better than cure. So sit down and browse through, some of these most overestimated and hyped places on earth. And you can avoid selecting them for that dream journey of yours.

1. Tourist DestinationLochness Lake in Scotland- It had achieved a global Reputation on the basis of stories of the existence of a monster in the dark depths. But before you take out that wallet of yours, check this.. THERE IS NO SUCH MONSTER. It is a fake. So if you are spending those bucks on the lookout for a monster, well you are wasting your time.

2. tourist destinationNiagara Falls- You take all the trip to this world famous tourist destination, spend a lot of money to stay at a motel and view a waterfall? All waterfalls are primarily the same. Water falling from a height. If you have one, you have seen all. There is nothing extraordinary about them. That is really really an unnecessary wastage of time and money. Spend your money on something better and visiting a place that you haven’t been to before.

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Love Tanning? You Are Inviting Cancer

Stay Away From Tanning If You Want to Stay Away From Cancer!

TanningWe all love tanning and know that exposure to the sun has important benefits as it is essential for the synthesis of Vitamin D but overexposure to sun, as it is a fashion to do, have dangers associated with it including exposure to the harmful UV radiation of the sun.

During the tanning process, the exposure to UV A and UV B radiation may cause oxidation of melanin, redistribution of melanin pigments in the skin and increase production of melanin in the skin, leading to the consequent darkening of the skin. UV A exposure causes mild darkening while UV B exposure is required for intensive darkening.

UV A is harmful as it causes skin cancer while one of the effects of UV B exposure is skin aging. Some of the dangerous Continue Reading →

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Lose Weight With a Sip of This – Probiotics

Lose weight the easy way now. All of us want to get into the perfect shape. Gyms won’t like this, but you can now lose weight with a sip of a drink!

Probiotics Can Help You Manage Your Weight

Probiotics are organisms, whose intake ofProbioticsfers some kind of benefit to the host. They include bacteria and yeast. One may wonder when our bodies already have an existing variety of microorganisms, (billions and billions of greater than 500 different kinds) what is the use of taking additional quantities of them? And as most of the time we are under attack by microorganisms, what is the advantage?

History of probiotics

Probiotics were discovered in the 1900s by Russian scientist, Elie Metchnikoff in Paris as a result of his enquiry into why certain inhabitants of Bulgarian community lived longer than others. He discovered that the secret was the daily drinking of a fermented yogurt drink Continue Reading →

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Control Your Mood With Food

Did You Know There Is a Strong Relation Between the Food You Eat and Your Mood?

FoodAll our survival depends on the availability of food but the right kind of food is essential for our health and well being. We all know the importance of correct nutrients for our physical well being but what we know little of, is how much the right kind of food contributes to the right kind of mood. Hippocrates was the earliest thinker who mentioned about the healing power of food.

People resort to variety of mechanisms for emulating their moods especially negative moods. One is by intaking or imbibing certain substances or fluids. This could include, food, drinks, chocolates etc. Research has shown that people try to compensate or improve their moods by consuming certain foods and therefore, it has been known that certain foods are found to be taken more during certain moods. The results of the research came out with startling facts. Continue Reading →

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The Shocking Truth of the Church

Church-Goers go to the Church Without Questioning their Ways. But Is That All There is to What a Church Preaches? Or Is There a Hidden Motive?

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Today is the time of Science, Reason and Rationalism. Technology is  crossing barriers, which were not thought possible. So where is the relevance of God and Church today? What does it mean to you? The war between the exponents of the God principle and the necessity of Christian beliefs and the church in man’s life and between rationalists and atheists, who believe in the power of science and reason over superstitious beliefs has been ongoing over centuries, with those questioning the church’s right to interfere in the life of humans being at the receiving end of the atrocities propagated by the church. History is replete with cases wherein those who have protested the church’s interference in state as well as individual life have suffered the consequences. Continue Reading →

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Male and Female Brains are Very Different, Now Proven

Men and women can never be alike. Their brains are wired differently! We have to live with it!

BrainsWell, the gender wars and stereotyping have been very popular through the ages. And that famous book of John Gray ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ has become a very popular saying poking fun at the ages long celebration or derision (as you may like to think) about the differences between the genders.

In case you thought these were all jokes and those men and women are equal in all ways, then do reconsider your views, in light of the latest scientist reports. Neuroscience researchers in the University of Pennsylvania have found some amazing results which could provide some foundation for the age long stereotyping of male and female attributes. Continue Reading →

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Are Expensive Skin Care Products Actually Better

You pay a fortune to look gorgeous; but in reality are expensive skin care products better?

Expensive skin care productsYou go to any shop these days and you will be bombarded by images of before and after, beautiful women with previously dark skin who are now fair, soft skin, smooth and wrinkle free skin? It is very tempting. The advertisements makes you think it is possible to achieve all that nature could not do by use of artificial products.

A beautiful skin and complexion is indeed priceless. But if you don’t take care of it, it will not remain so any longer. This worry has become the foundation of the billions dollar cosmetics and skin care industry. We see advertisements of extremely good looking women or men, persuading us to try one or the other exorbitantly  priced products like Loreal, Clarions, Garnier and so on. And many get swept away by the dreams of easily achieved beautiful skin. But is it worth the money we pay for? And do we get the results we seek? Continue Reading →

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Never Buy Celebrity Endorsements

You might love to see your favorite celeb on screen but celebrity endorsements are unethical and should be banned!

Celebrity EndorsementsCelebrity endorsements refer to the practice of businesses using celebrities to promote their services or products. It is a mutual I scratch your back-you scratch mine policy. The celebrity earns millions of dollars and other perks as part of the trade off and the company is able to make use of the star power of the celebrity, to drive the sales of its product. Examples are many: celebrities endorsing soft drinks, cereals, health drinks, cars, beauty products.

Celebrity endorsements have become a powerful tool used by companies to establish and promote their brand image as well as marketing purposes by using the influence projected by the celebrity in the public arena. Reports have shown that endorsements by celebrities can Continue Reading →

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