Saturday, September 29, 2007





Want to improve your life in many different ways? Well, get some sleep! Actually, why we (and practically all other creatures) sleep remains a mystery that science still hasn't been able to solve. But what isn't mysterious is that we need sleep to function well both mentally and physically.

I'm sure you know that feeling when you have to face the day having slept poorly or for too few hours. You feel groggy, can't think straight, and your reflexes are slow. You feel cranky and out of sorts. But if you get into the habit of not getting enough sleep, it has a bad effect on your immune system and your mental health as well. Going for long periods without enough sleep can lead to bad moods, anger, and depression.

That's because when you sleep, your body is renewing itself, your muscle tissue is rebuilt and restored, growth hormone is secreted, and your mental energy is restored. Studies have recently found that sleeping plays a key role in solidifying learning and memory.

I know that sometimes it can be difficult to get to sleep, so here are a few tips I've collected. What really helps is to have a relaxing bedtime routine. Try to establish a set time for going to bed and for waking up, and stick to it as much as possible, even on the weekends. This will help set your body's clock for sleep. A little light exercise, but not too close to bedtime, can help you unwind.

Be sure to keep your bedroom cool, quiet, and dark. And use the bedroom only for sleeping – don't put a desk in there, for example. A warm cup of milk or relaxing herbal tea like chamomile can help. (Be sure to avoid caffeine and alcohol.) Playing soothing music can also help you stifle a "chattering mind" and signal relaxation.
– Rochelle Gordon


I am strong and healthy.

I can accomplish anything I desire.

I am young and vital, and my body now responds with new energy and vitality to do all my tasks today.

I am happy, happy, happy.

I find joy in my work and my life sparkles with interest and happiness.

I have faith in myself, my work and my destiny.

I now extend this faith to the entire world.

I am successful, well-liked, and attract friends to myself.

I now radiate confidence, poise and inner power.

I love everyone I meet, and they will in turn love me.

I am rich as any millionaire; with gifts of mental and physical health, free estates of parks, and the golden gifts of friendship, love, peace, happiness and beauty.

Whenever you feel tired or discouraged, or your energy is low, just stop whatever you are doing, breathe deeply for ten or fifteen times, say all of the above energy-boosters, and really mean them, then you will see how quickly your mind recovers its sharpness, and your body becomes filled with new energy and vitality. - Anthony Norvel


1. Each season I discard or donate the clothing that I did not wear, whether or not it still fits and regardless of whether or not I made it myself.

2. I buy quality books in hardcover and donate them to the library when I finish them, except only books that I use in the day-to-day operation of my business.

3. I give away, recycle, or toss anything I have not used for a year.

4. I repair anything within a week of when it breaks or stops working.

5. At the end of each year, I discard files that are more than
seven years old.

6. I discard, donate, or recycle any souvenir or memento that is not framed and displayed within thirty days of acquisition.


Every Indian was happy on 24 Sept. 07 night to see the final ICC World Twenty20 cricket match in Johannesburg, South Africa.

India defeated Pakistan and became the world champion in the inaugural twenty 20 match.
Congratulations Indian Team!


54 consecutive matches on grass courts have been won by Roger Federer.

312 Indians commit suicide every day, A National Crime Records Bureau report says.

0.60 is India’s ratio of doctors per thousand of the population which is way behind the world average of 1.15.

2 billion journeys by air have been made by people worldwide in 2006, up 4 per cent over 2005, worrying environmentalists who feel the trend could speed up global warming, says International Civil Aviation Organisation.


One afternoon a lawyer was driving home when he saw a man eating grass by the side of the road.
“Why are you doing that?” the lawyer asked.
“I don’t have any money for food,” the man replied.
“Oh, then you must come home with me.”
“But Sir, I have a wife and five children.”
“They are all welcome.”
So the family got in the lawyer’s car and he sped off towards his mansion.
“You’re so kind to help so many people,” the wife gushed during the journey.
“It’s fine,” said the lawyer.
“I haven’t cut my grass in weeks.”
-Reader’s Digest

The judge was in a merry mood on Christmas Eve as he asked the prisoner, “What are you charged with?”
“Doing my Christmas shopping early,” replied the defendant.
“That’s not an offence,” said the judge.
“How early were you doing this shopping?”
“Before the store opened.”
-Reader’s Digest


Organisms able to survive and thrive in extreme environmental conditions,

possess highly stable enzymes called extremozymes which are grouped into

various categories such as enzymes that function at high temperatures

(thermozymes), high salt levels (halozymes) and under alkaline conditions

(alkalozymes). Thermophilic enzymes are barely active in the temperature range

of 20 – 30 oC, but fully active at temperatures higher than the optimal growth

temperatures of other organisms. These enzymes develop unique structural and

functional properties of high thermo stability and optical activity at

temperatures above 70oC; some of the enzymes discovered are found to be active

at temperatures of 110 oC and above.


Eat light and eat well. Drink as much of water as you can possibly ingest. Don’t give in to your caffeine addiction, drink warm milk and honey instead. Stay off all soft drinks, drink lots of home-made lime juice instead. Steer clear of all sweets; eat lot s of fresh fruit.

Diet, sleep and relaxation are the things you need. Return to Nature. Breathe deep and breathe only through your nose, not your mouth. Walk with measured tread and with grace. Stand and sit straight, don’t slouch. Be supple of limb, not stiff. Relax your face and body muscles. Wear only fabrics that breathe like silk, cotton and such blends. Re-acquire that zest for life that you lost when you left your teens. Living naturally is the only way to live!


Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. – Confucius, 551-479 B.C

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. – William James

For every ailment under the sun
There is a remedy, or there is none;
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it.”
Dean Hawkes


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