Thursday, January 29, 2009

How Do You Lose Weight????



The more people I meet who are overweight, the more I realize just how frustrated they are with their current situation. Most people have tried repeatedly to lose weight and are still stuck or even heavier. There are certain things when losing weight that need to be done on a consistent basis if you want to have any chance at weight loss and shedding those extra pounds.


The need for losing weight
The fact is that overweight people are more prone to high blood pressure, diabetes and heart problems. There is also the risk of having joint problems, personality disorder, inferiority complex, depression, etc. There is a real need to work consistently towards weight loss, as the risks are way too big.
The following are things that you should incorporate into your daily schedule. This, over time, will help you lose weight.

Get the help of a doctor to set goals
No job can be accomplished in one go. Any work approached step by step will become easy, be it weight loss or weight gain. It is imperative to set goals while working on weight reduction. The goals set must be sensible and achievable. Setting a goal to reduce 3-5 kg per month may be possible and becomes a sensible goal. Trying to lose 20 kg per month is unrealistic.
It is always better to get the help of the health professionals to set and achieve goals. Regardless of sex, if you are active you will need just about 2500 calories per day in energy. Inactive men and women will need about 2000 calories. If you eat 200 to 300 calories less every day, losing 1 pound per week is possible.


Exercise
Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day is a must for weight loss. The exercise can be anything like walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, aerobic dancing etc., but the exercise must be done regularly and continuously for a minimum of thirty minutes. The idea is nothing but using more energy than one eats. This way one will use the energy stored in the form of fat. If you can ensure that the exercise makes you sweat, then you are on the right track.

Eating less sugar and less fat
Eating sugar and fat in excess really does nothing more then add more fat to the fat cells. If the body has no need to use the sugar and fat as energy, it will store it for later use, which never comes. Every day, pay attention to what you are eating and the contents, i.e. the sugar and fat. If you can consciously limit sugar and fat every day, you will be on your way to losing weight.

Eating wide variety of food
Think about consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables every week. I know you don't like them. Well, that is an issue you need to get over. High quantities of fruits and vegetables will go a long way at not only providing the nutrients your body needs, but they are very good for your metabolism and help raise it so you can keep your weight loss moving forward and eventually balanced.

Fad diets
Fad diets are not the answer. Put all your diet books on the shelf and simply start eating better and doing more exercise. Do this consistently and your weight loss will be successful.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The woman in your life!!!!!


Tomorrow you may get a working woman,
but you should marry her with these facts as well.

Here is a girl, who is as much educated as you are;
Who is earning almost as much as you do;

One, who has dreams and aspirations just as you have
because she is as human as you are;

One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life just like
you or your Sister haven't, as she was busy in studies and
competing in a system that gives no special concession
to girls for their culinary achievements;

One, who has lived and loved her parents & brothers & sisters,
almost as much as you do for 20-25 years of her life;

One, who has bravely agreed to leave behind all that, her home,

people who love her, to adopt your home, your family, your ways

and even your family ,name;

One, who is somehow expected to be a master-chef from day #1,
while you sleep oblivious to her predicament in her new
circumstances,environment and that kitchen;


One, who is expected to make the tea, first thing in the morning
and cook food at the end of the day, even if she is as tired as you
are, maybe more, and yet never ever expected to complain;

to be a servant, a cook, a mother, a wife, even if she doesn't want to;
and is learning just like you are as to what you want from her;
and is clumsy and sloppy at times and knows that you won't like it if
she is too demanding, or if she learns faster than you;

One, who has her own set of friends, and that includes boys and
even men at her workplace too, those, who she knows from school
days and yet is willing to put all that on the back-burners to avoid
your irrational jealousy, unnecessary competition and your inherent
insecurities;

Yes, she can drink and dance just as well as you can,
but won't, simply

Because you won't like it, even though you say otherwise

One, who can be late from work once in a while when deadlines,
just like yours, are to be met;


One, who is doing her level best and wants to make this most important,
relationship in her entire life a grand success, if you just help her some
and trust her;

One, who just wants one thing from you, as you are the only one
she knows in your entire house - your unstinted support, your
sensitivities and most importantly - your understanding, or love,
if you may call it.

But not many guys understand this......

Please appreciate "HER"

Meaning of the Color Black


Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions too much can be overwhelming. A classic color for clothing possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.

How the color black effects us physically and mentally

* feeling inconspicuous


* a restful emptiness


* mysterious evoking a sense of potential and possibility.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Mystery of Bermuda Triangle


The Bermuda Triangle is also known as the Devil's Triangle. It is located in the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States of America. It is assumed to be of triangle in shape. The mystery about the Bermuda triangle is that many Vessels,Aircrafts have disappeared from this region. The scientists who went to discover about the disappearance of the things were also been disappeared from this place. Till today,the scientists could not provide the exact explanation for the disappearance of the things. It is assumed that the area of the Bermuda triangle will be approximately 500,000 square miles in the Atlantic ocean.


It is assumed that the Bermuda triangle is present in two places on the earth.One is located in the south east Atlantic ocean of the united states and the other is located at the coast of japan in pacific ocean. The Bermuda triangle present in the pacific ocean is about 110 miles south of Tokyo. Most of the disappearance are from the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States of America.The only way to know the danger in the Bermuda triangle is with the help of Magnetic compass.The Magnetic compass points towards north, when the vessel is near to the Bermuda triangle.

In general,the Magnetic compass will points towards magnetic north. The difference between north and magnetic north is known as the compass variation. The variation is about 60 degrees.The most popular disappearance in the Bermuda triangle are the USS Cyclops in march 1918 and in December 1945 the aircraft of Flight19 have disappeared in the Bermuda triangle.Later,in February 1963 civilian tanker SS Marine Sulphur Queen which was carrying molten sulphur has disappeared.Since nineteenth century,there was not reported any disappearance of the vessel or aircraft.They started recognising the danger with the help of Magnetic compass.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

OPRAH : Millioniare


HOW IT ALL BEGAN ....

Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah Winfrey was reared by her grandmother on a farm where she "began her broadcasting career" by learning to read aloud and perform recitations at the age of three. From age six to 13, she lived in Milwaukee with her mother. After suffering abuse and molestation, she ran away and was sent to a juvenile detention home at the age of 13, only to be denied admission because all the beds were filled. As a last resort, she was sent to Nashville to live under her father's strict discipline. Vernon Winfrey saw to it that his daughter met a midnight curfew, and he required her to read a book and write a book report each week. "As strict as he was," says Oprah, "he had some concerns about me making the best of my life, and would not accept anything less than what he thought was my best."


HER CAREER ....

Oprah Winfrey's broadcasting career began at age 17, when she was hired by WVOL radio in Nashville, and two years later signed on with WTVF-TV in Nashville as a reporter/anchor. She attended Tennessee State University, where she majored in Speech Communications and Performing Arts.

In 1976, she moved to Baltimore to join WJZ-TV news as a co-anchor, and in 1978 discovered her talent for hosting talk shows when she became co-host of WJZ-TV's "People Are Talking," while continuing to serve as anchor and news reporter.

In January 1984, she came to Chicago to host WLS-TV's "AM Chicago," a faltering local talk show. In less than a year, she turned "AM Chicago" into the hottest show in town. The format was soon expanded to one hour, and in September 1985 it was renamed "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Seen nationally since September 8, 1986, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" became the number one talk show in national syndication in less than a year. In June 1987, in its first year of eligibility, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" received three Daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Host, Outstanding Talk/Service Program and Outstanding Direction. In June 1988, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" received its second consecutive Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Talk/Service Program, and she herself received the International Radio and Television Society's "Broadcaster of the Year" Award. She was the youngest person and only the fifth woman ever to receive the honor in IRTS's 25-year history.

CONQUERING AMERICA...


Before America fell in love with Oprah Winfrey the talk show host, she captured the nation's attention with her poignant portrayal of Sofia in Steven Spielberg's 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker's novel, The Color Purple. Winfrey's performance earned her nominations for an Oscar and Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress. Critics again lauded her performance in Native Son, a movie adaptation of Richard Wright's classic 1940 novel.

LOVE OF ACTING ...

Her love of acting and her desire to bring quality entertainment projects into production prompted her to form her own production company, HARPO Productions, Inc., in 1986. Today, HARPO is a formidable force in film and television production. Based in Chicago, HARPO Entertainment Group includes HARPO Productions, Inc., HARPO Films and HARPO Video, Inc. In October, 1988, HARPO Productions, Inc. acquired ownership and all production responsibilities for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from Capitol Cities/ABC, making Oprah Winfrey the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. The following year, HARPO produced it first television miniseries, the The Women of Brewster Place, with Oprah Winfrey as star and Executive Producer. It has been followed by the TV movies There Are No Children Here (1993), and Before Women Had Wings(1997), which she both produced and appeared in. In 1998, she starred in the feature film Beloved, from the book by the Nobel Prize-winning American author Toni Morrison.

THE OPRAH BILL...

In 1991, motivated in part by her own memories of childhood abuse, she initiated a campaign to establish a national database of convicted child abusers, and testified before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of a National Child Protection Act. President Clinton signed the "Oprah Bill" into law in 1993, establishing the national database she had sought, which is now available to law enforcement agencies and concerned parties across the country.

ACHIEVEMENT...


Oprah Winfrey was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century by Time Magazine, and in 1998 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her influence extended to the publishing industry when she began an on-air book club. Oprah Book Club selections became instant bestsellers, and in 1999 she was presented with the National Book Foundation's 50th anniversary gold medal for her service to books and authors.

She is one of the partners in Oxygen Media, Inc., a cable channel and interactive network presenting programming designed primarily for women. In 2000, Oprah's Angel Network began presenting a $100,000 "Use Your Life Award" to people who are using their lives to improve the lives of others. When Forbes magazine published its list of America's billionaires for the year 2003, it disclosed that Oprah Winfrey was the first African-American woman to become a billionaire.

21 awards, 11 nominations:


- Won NAACP Hall of Fame

- Won International Emmy Founders Award

- Won National Association for the Advancement of

Colored People Hall of Fame

- Won Freedom Award
category Her worked to advance civil rights

2004

- Won People's Choice Award
category Favorite Talk Show Host

- Won Global Humanitarian Action Award

- Won Distinguished Service Award

2003

- Won AAP Honors Award

2002

- Won Bob Hope Humanitarian Award

2000

- Won Emmy
category Outstanding Made for Television Movie for

Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) (TV)
shared with Kate Forte (executive producer);

Jennifer Ogden (supervising producer)

- Won Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform
for Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) (TV)
shared with Kate Forte (executive)

1998

- Won Daytime Emmy
category Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host for

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
shared with Rosie O'Donnell for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996).

- Won People's Choice Award
category Favorite Female Television Performer

- Won National Academy of Television

Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award

1997

- Won People's Choice Award
category Favorite Female Television Performer

1996

- Won Peabody Personal Award

- Won Gold Medal Award

1995

- Won George Foster Peabody Individual Achievement Award

1994

- Won TV Prize
category Best Foreign TV Personality - Female

(Bästa utländska kvinna)

1991

- Won NAACP Image Special Award
category Entertainer of the Year

1987

- Won Golden Apple
category Female Star of the Year


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

In 1901, Emil von Behring was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on serum therapy, particularly for its use in the treatment of diphtheria. The Nobel Prize in Medicine has subsequently highlighted a number of important discoveries including penicillin, genetic engineering and blood-typing

Great Man : NELSON MANDELLA

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 1961.

After the banning of the ANC in 1960, Nelson Mandela argued for the setting up of a military wing within the ANC. In June 1961, the ANC executive considered his proposal on the use of violent tactics and agreed that those members who wished to involve themselves in Mandela's campaign would not be stopped from doing so by the ANC. This led to the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labour. In 1963, when many fellow leaders of the ANC and the Umkhonto we Sizwe were arrested, Mandela was brought to stand trial with them for plotting to overthrow the government by violence. His statement from the dock received considerable international publicity. On June 12, 1964, eight of the accused, including Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison, off Cape Town; thereafter, he was at Pollsmoor Prison, nearby on the mainland.

During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela's reputation grew steadily. He was widely accepted as the most significant black leader in South Africa and became a potent symbol of resistance as the anti-apartheid movement gathered strength. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom.

Nelson Mandela was released on February 11, 1990. After his release, he plunged himself wholeheartedly into his life's work, striving to attain the goals he and others had set out almost four decades earlier. In 1991, at the first national conference of the ANC held inside South Africa after the organization had been banned in 1960, Mandela was elected President of the ANC while his lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, became the organisation's National Chairperson.

BackStreet Boys : Passionate

They are recognised as the biggest pop group in the world of music today having dominated the charts throughout the world since 1996. In just four years BACKSTREET BOYS (Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson) have accomplished this global domination by achieving Gold and Platinum awards in 45 countries, including 11-times platinum in the USA for their debut album "Backstreet Back" and have sold over 51 million albums world-wide. The group have recently been hailed as one of the fastest selling acts in South East Asia where the album "Millennium" sold in excess of three million copies.

BACKSTREET BOYS have been honoured with numerous awards and in the last twelve months alone this has included four Billboard Music Awards, five Grammy nominations, three World Music Awards, an MTV Europe Award as well as two American MTV Award nominations.

BACKSTREET BOYS' success is set to continue with the release of their fourth album "Black & Blue" in November of this year. The group members have taken a lead role in the writing and producing of the 14-track album which covers a broad spectrum of m
usical styles. Brian Littrell explains: "It's probably the most diverse album we have ever made and we hope everyone really likes it. This album is a little more real, it talks about life and loss, love and cheating, all aspects of life. It's a very diverse album".

So how did five boys from America rise to the top so fast? BACKSTREET BOYS' story began in Orlando, Florida. It was there that high school students A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough and junior high student Nick Carter began to run into each other at local acting auditions. The three became friends and formed a singing group. The trio then decided to expand. Kevin Richardson was the next to join the group, and soon Kevin箂 cousin Brian Littrell completed the fivesome. They quickly became one of Florida箂 hottest live acts and were signed immediately.

In 1995, BACKSTREET BOYS released their first single, "We箆e Got It Goin' On", an urban pop song by writer/producer Denniz PoP. The song took off in
Europe, UK and across the world - BSB's brand of R&B/pop was gaining a foothold. In Europe, BACKSTREET BOYS entered a market which was familiar with 'boy bands', but unlike a lot of those other groups, BACKSTREET BOYSwere more than just a bunch of pretty guys - they could sing. Their live shows proved it with sweet acapella harmonies driving audiences wild. Meanwhile, their second single, "I'll Never Break Your Heart" climbed the charts.

BACKSTREET BOYS kicked off 1996 by being voted No.1 International Group by TV viewers in Germany - "I'll Never Break Your Heart" went gold there and
hit No.1 in Austria. By February, they had hit similar heights in Canada and BSB sold out show after show - some within 20 minutes of tickets going on sale. Hordes of screaming fans soon became the stuff of legend across Europe and Canada. If BSB could accomplish that with only two singles, imagine the reaction when the debut album saw the light of day!

That summer, BSB embarked on a sold-out 57 date headlining European Tour. By autumn, BSB fever had swept Asia and Australia. Still on the road, the band wrapped up a second European Tour before the end of the year - including 13 dates in Britain.

If 1996 was the year of International success, then 1997 was homecoming year as BSB turned their attention to the one place which had eluded them - America. They released "Quit Playin' Games" in America in the summer and it rocketed to the Top 2 of the Billboard Hot 100. Their first album release in America was "Backstreet's Back" in August and BSB have now shown America what the rest of the world already knows - BACKSTREET BOYS is a success story in motion. Summer 1998 saw t
he group undertake their first major U.S. Tour - sold out venues across the country from July through September.

BSB filmed three big-budget videos for their new album, all of which show the band at the height of its powers and having fun. The video for "Everybody (Backstreet箂 Back)", a UK No.3 hit single, was an epic drama, a special-effects laden classic horror spoof featuring BSB made up as monsters from the silver screen's vintage best. The video for second single "As Long As You Love Me" was a fun, personality piece with the Boys as you've never seen them before. "All I Have To Give" was the third single from the album. All the video's where huge hits on MTV and music video channels throughout the world.

In August 1997, BSB performed a new stadium tour of Germany and Austria. The sold-out shows, which took the BSB live experience to around 350,000 people in two weeks, featured pyrotechnics, new routines and a few surprises.

BACKSTREET BOYS mania meanwhile took off in the U.S. - their first album "Backstreet's Back" went gold soon after release and the group spent some time in September consolidating their home fanbase with a series of concerts across the USA, culminating in a memorable New York show on 30 September. In the meantime, the new album "Backstreet's Back" sold well over 1 million copies worldwide in the first week of release!

BSB spent the summer of 1998 on their first mammoth tour of their native USA which kicke
d off on 8th July in Charlotte, North Carolina and took the group back and forth across America for two months. After the end of the tour in September, they went into the studio to complete their third album, "Millennium". On 10 September, BSB won Best-Group Video Award at the annual MTV Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

"Millennium" was released in May 1999 and included the hit single "I Want It That Way". This album confirmed the group箂 status as one of the worlds biggest pop acts ever. This album alone has sold over 20 million copies in 43 countries across the world and achieved multi-platinum status in 28 different countries.

To coincide with the eagerly awaited release of their fourth album, "Black & Blue", BSB will undertake a gruelling four day tour, taking in six continents from Stockholm to Tokyo, Sydney, Rio, Cape Town and New York where they will experience six simultaneous release days. On each continent they will perform an acappella of the first single from the album "Shape of My Heart" for their fans.

The new single "Shape Of My Heart" has charted so far top 5 in the following countries: #1 Sweden and Norway, #1 Thailand, #1 Hong Kong, #1 Indonesia, #2 Germany, Denmark, Italy and Spain, #3 Canada, #4 Switzerland, #5 Holland, Australia and Austria

BACKSTREET BOYS' fourth album "Black & Blue" will be released on Zomba Records in November 2000.

Life Story : Rihanna

"I think people are always looking for something that's new, something fresh, something different, My music doesn't have a specific genre, it's a fusion of reggae, hip-hop, and R&B. People haven't heard a lot of that, and they seem to like it."

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born on February 18, 1988), Rihanna was born on the Caribbean island of Barbados in the parish of St. Michael. She was discovered by Music producer Evan Rogers while he was vacationing in Barbados with his wife Jackie, who is also a Bajan. Rogers, along with his partner Carl Sturken, helped Rihanna record demo material that was sent to various recording companies including Def Jam, where Rihanna auditioned for CEO Jay - Z and was signed on-the-spot.

bean to re-energize a dry, stale season of the same old song and dance. And with summer fast approaching there couldn't be a better time for Barbados-born singer Rihanna to break into an industry that is eager to celebrate the next big thing.

Thanks to multi-platinum island-born superstars like Sean Paul, Shaggy and Elephant Man, the mainstream has been primed for a rhythmic female star to step into the forefront of popular music. Besides ripping traditional reggae tracks like a seasoned dancehall queen, the stunning 17-year-old Rihanna possesses a powerful singing voice that conjures up feelings and experiences way beyond her years.

There's nothing like the warm spirit of the CaribRihanna is a North American R&B/Soul singer. Most of the worldly population would also classify her as a tradtional dancehall singer; who has splurged onto the entertainment scene unexpectedly.

It's no wonder that all it took was a quick audition with Shawn Carter, President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, for the green-eyed beauty to solidify a recording contract with the multi-million dollar record company. While that performance ended up changing her life forever, the sweet natured island girl laughs at her own naivetי at the time. "I was in the lobby shaking!," remembers Rihanna with a healthy dose of her Bajan accent hanging onto every one of her words. "I saw just a little bit of Jay's face down the hall and I was just like, 'Oh my God!' I had never met a celebrity, and to meet a celebrity who's also the president of the label, that was crazy!!"

Luckily Rihanna was able to shake the jitters as soon as she started her impromptu showcase, a performance that forced her future label bosses to sign the deal before she walked out of their offices. "We were there until 4:30 in the morning closing the deal. Every time I signed my name I was just smiling." Growing up in the parish of St. Michael, Barbados, it never occurred to Rihanna that one day she would be sitting in the company of mega music moguls.

Before moving to the US in 2005, Rihanna lived somewhat of a simple life on her home island where she attended high school and like most teenage girls sang songs for fun with her friends. Aside from winning her school's beauty and talent pageant, Rihanna never realized how talented she really was until she attracted the attention of a New York City music producer named Evan Rogers.

Evan and his partner, Carl Sturken, have produced hits for such artists as Christina Aguilera, Ruben Studdard and Kelly Clarkson. Evan and his Barbadian wife Jackie were vacationing over Christmas near Rihanna’s hometown and through a mutual friend were introduced to the young diva. After hearing her belt out a couple of tunes Evan realized Rihanna’s future star power and invited her to New York to record some tracks.

Rihanna, Evan and Carl ended up creating close to a dozen songs. Together they pulled inspiration from the dancehall and reggae that are embedded in Rihanna’s rich musical culture and fused it with a fresh R&B soul sound - a mixture Rihanna likes to compare to one of her favorite Caribbean dishes, callaloo. "It's like a gumbo or a stew," explains Rihanna. "My music is mostly Caribbean beats mixed with R&B. I don't want to be pigeon holed into being just a dance artist because I can sing too. I have ballads on the album as well as upbeat tracks."

Rihanna’s debut album promises to have all the ingredients that make musical magic. And like her influences Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Mariah Carey, Rihanna is a talented songwriter who has co-written much of her album. "Music is in my D.N.A.!" exclaims the bright eyed singer.

Her first single "Pon De Replay" is sure to mash up dancehalls worldwide with Rihanna’s soul stirring vocals demanding the DJ to play her song again and again 'til it touches every single person within earshot. With tracks featuring both Elephant Man and Vybz Kartel, Rihanna is guaranteed to supply some serious heat for both radio and clubs nationwide.

Rihanna is indeed living a real life Cinderella story. "If I hadn't met Evan and Carl I might have just been dreaming forever," she muses. "I am so thankful for everything they’ve done for me." Soon the whole world will be giving both Rihanna and her producers thanks.



Life Story : Chris Brown


Birth name: Christopher Maurice Brown

Date of birth: 5 May 1989

Place of birth: Tappahannock, Virginia, USA

Nickname: ChrisBrezzy, CB

Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia) American R&B singer, dancer, and an occasional actor who rose to fame in 2005 with his top-charting Scott Storch-produced debut single "Run It!". At the tender age of 16, the 6'1 Brown became the youngest male to have a #1 hit on the Top 100 Billboard Chart. As of September 16, 2006, the album has sold 1,533,121in the U.S. and three million worldwide.

Early life:

Chris Brown was born to Clinton Brown and Joyce Hawkins in the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia. He gained his love of music at an early age and was influenced by the sounds his parents played on the home radio such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, and Anita Baker. Before singing, Brown was more drawn to becoming a rapper.

By the age of 11, he (and eventually a number of females) finally discovered his unknown vocal talents just by singing along to Usher records. Brown, at 13, was then discovered by local producers who visited his father's gas station looking for some talent. From there, he soon began his recording career.

Music Career:

Brown got his big break when his local production team had connections with major record labels. He then flew to New York and auditioned for Def Jam Vice President Tina Davis, who currently works as his manager . The mere 15 yr. old Brown was sent to L.A. Reid to perform for him in 2004. Davis took Brown to many record labels such as Warner Bros., and Jive.

Brown ended up choosing Jive Records because he felt it was in his best interest. About two or three months later, Brown began recording his debut self-titled album in early 2005. Brown worked with the likes of Scott Storch, The Underdogs, Dre and Vidal, Bryan Cox, Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri in production for his album. He originally recorded 50 cuts, and chose 13 cuts for the album.

By mid 2005, Brown came out with his debut single, "Run It!" which was #1 in the United States and abroad. The song became an instant hit in the summer of that year. His highly anticipated self-titled debut album was released on November 29, 2005 and is now certified platinum. It debuted at #2 on the charts selling over 155,000 copies in the first week of sales. Following "Run It!", "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" became Brown's second top 10 hit in the US, peaking at #7 and #13 in the UK. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

His third single "Gimme That" was released in March 2006 which featured Lil' Wayne for a remix that is not featured on his album. The song was written by Sean Garrett and produced by Scott Storch. The single debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at #80 and climbed the charts quickly.

Chris also co-directed his music videos for "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" and "Gimme That". The fourth, and current single off his album is the heart-breaking ballad "Say Goodbye" which is also featured in the [[Step Up]] Soundtrack.

Brown will start production for his sophomore album by the end of 2006 and is set to release by May of 2007.

On June 13, 2006, a DVD was released entitled Chris Brown's Journey. It features Brown touring in the UK and Japan, rehearsals, getting ready for his first visit to the 2006 Grammy Awards, behind the scenes of his music videos, bloopers and much more. The DVD is certified gold with more than 500,000 copies sold.

On August 17, 2006, Brown started his Up Close and Personal Tour featuring Ne-Yo, Lil Wayne, Cherish, Juelz Santana, and Dem Franchise Boyz in Cincinnati, Ohio. The tour is still going on in several states and cities throughout the United States.

Acting Career:

Other than his music career, Brown has begun some acting. He made a short appearance on UPN's One on One in March 2006. He also has made his way to movies.

Brown is slated to make his silver screen debut in Stomp The Yard (originally titled: Steppin') along with Ne-Yo and Meagan Good, which is set to hit theatres by January 12, 2007. Production for the movie began in June 2006. In the movie, Brown will portray an ambitious dancer and the younger brother of the lead character.

Brown is also scheduled to have a reoccuring role in the fourth season of FOX's The O.C.. He will appear in seven episodes, which will start airing in November.

Personal Life:

It was falsely announced on September 26, 2006 that Chris was dating R&B singer Young B. It was announced on 97.7 radio.




EXPLODING STAR DESCRIBED IN QURAN FROM NASA

The Cat's Eye Nebula
Credit: J.P. Harrington and K.J. Borkowski (U. Maryland), HST, NASA

Explanation: Three thousand light-years away, a dying star throws off shells of glowing gas. This image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals The Cat's Eye Nebula to be one of the most complex planetary nebulae known. In fact, the features seen in the Cat's Eye are so complex that astronomers suspect the bright central object may actually be a binary star system. The term planetary nebula, used to describe this general class of objects, is misleading. Although these objects may appear round and planet-like in small telescopes, high resolution images reveal them to be stars surrounded by cocoons of gas blown off in the late stages of stellar evolution. On planet Earth, of course, cats and other creatures may be on the prowl tonight. Keep your eyes peeled and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Accessories for the Groom








In traditional Indian wedding accessories play a vital role in defining the wedding outfit of the groom. Right selection of accessories makes the groom elegant and smart. Today, grooms are defining their outfit with ethnic and contemporary accessories that complement the wedding attire. They are very particular about the kind of look they portray. To match the sherwani a diamond cufflink will be a perfect accessory. Another important accessory is the pagri or the turban, which could be made interesting by using different fabrics like leheriyas, tie dyes, or self woven brocades. It is worn with Sherwanis, Jodhpuris or heavy Churidar Kurtas. A pagri enhances the total look of the groom. It is usually made of chunri, zari and gharchola material and thus creates a colorful male adornment.

Among the other important groom accessory are Kantha, which are long necklaces made of beads and white pearls and are usually worn as an ornament. A traditional moti mala worn along with an antique pendant or a broach enhances the look. You could match your mojris in raw silk and have the edges embroidered with similar embroidery to complete the look.Among the other traditional accessories are knives and swords it symbolizes prestige and royalty. These ornamented wedding knives and swords are usually handcrafted. Kamar Patta or waistbands are elaborate handwork so as to provide a majestic appeal to the groom's attire. It is tied around the waist of the groom when carrying the coconut during the wedding ceremony. sehra is another most accessory worn at the time of marriage it enhances the overall personality of the groom. Mojris are usually traditional Indian footwear it is worn with traditional Indian dressing like sherwanis and Jodhpuri suit. They come in different colors and designs, and are normally hand crafted. If the groom goes for western suit than to match the look he wears diamond or other semi-precious stone cufflinks, to add a touch of style and elegance. Choose the color of the cufflinks that suits the color of the suit. So these are some of the accessories that an Indian groom normally wears.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

10 Anger Management Tips

  • One step back - Always take a step back from situations when you feel the area is hostile. When you are angry at someone you are talking to, take a step back to remind yourself to relax and be calm. Why stepping back help? By stepping back you leave the "hostile area" mentally and allow yourself space to cool down. When you are near somebody you are arguing with, you tend to have bigger reactions that may lead to fights. Will you stand in an area where bullets are flying?
  • Deep breathing - Take 3 deep breath and focus on the breath that you exhale through your mouth. Taking deep breaths help you to stay calm and sane.

  • TIE - TIE stands for take it easy. Keep repeating to yourself to take it easy and picture the words. It would be better to incorporate with deep breathing for better results.


  • Time Out! - Arguing with someone? Is the situation getting out of hand? Most probably both of you are not too calm and in the right mind to talk about anything. Ask for a time out, take whatever time off you feel that is appropriate and bring yourself to a level where you are calm and relax before you talk about anything.
  • Exercise - Go exert yourself. Jog, swim, hit the gym or whatever exercise that you prefer. Exercising allows you to release the stress and frustration that is locked in the body. Let the steam out to ease the pressure.

  • Anger log - Keep a book on recording your anger. Find out the patterns and triggers that lead you to feel angry. Once you identify the problem, you can then find a solution. Pause button - Decide an action that will be your pause button. An example would be to imagine a button on your forehead. When you are angry, press the pause button and Stop! This action will allow you time to think and make a conscious decision.
  • Avoid extreme words - Avoid words such as "always" or "never" . "They are always finding fault with me" or "They never even help me once before". These words are mostly not true and using this words can help to self convince you and cause the situation to worsen.
  • 10 funny counts - Forget about the old fashioned "count to 10 you are fine" talk. Use the 10 funny counts instead. When you are angry, just count( repeat after me ) "1 funny clown, 2 funny pig, 3 funny bananas, 4 funny red nose boss, 5 funny short giraffe... etc. Our brain works better with pictures, when you say something funny, you will tend to imagine it in the mind. Don't believe me? Lets try. Don't think of a pink elephant with black polka dots. What is in your mind?
  • Visualization - The theory behind this tip is the same as tip number 9. Visualize something funny you are angry at. Are you angry with your boss because he yelled at you for something that you didn't do. Now look at him hard and come out with a big mental picture. Picture him fatter, balloon him up, put a pair of dorky spectacles on him, a big red nose and he kept falling over when he is yelling. Are you able to get angry at the new mental picture of your boss now? Hard to do, I believe.

  • Pause button - Decide an action that will be your pause button. An example would be to imagine a button on your forehead. When you are angry, press the pause button and Stop! This action will allow you time to think and make a conscious decision.

2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport


Mercedes has always done their best to define luxury in each of the market segments they have decided to enter. They were among the first to attempt to sell a luxury mini-van style vehicle (the R-Class), and also the first to truly take the luxury SUV market to its upper limit (the M-Class). In many respects, they have been successful, and their top of the line S-Class sedan is still the standard by which most other forays into the world of high luxury are judged against.

Critically Useful Tips on Dog Training


Dogs are particularly sensitive creatures that need to be handled with the utmost care if you are going to get the best out of them. Dog training is a guaranteed way of ensuring that you and your dog co exist in harmony. Without the proper training, your dog can be a constant source of frustration to you.Dogs that chew on household stuff tend to cause a lot of anger for their owners.


You can solve your dog’s chomping activity by purchasing a few chew toys for it. Chew toys come in different shapes colors and feels and can be bought at any animal shop.Dogs are non-verbal creatures while human beings are verbal creatures. Dogs basically communicate what they feel by wagging their tails, moaning, whining, barking or biting. Humans need to learn how to tell their dogs what they want through both verbal and non verbal language.


There are a variety of dog training tools in the market that can make your dog training sessions easier. An example of a dog training tool is the clicker. The clicker is a plastic box with a metal tongue that clicks when it is depressed and is used to effectively train dogs. Some dogs respond to a clicker command more than others because of their nature.


Let your dog know that you are the boss if you want it to be loyal to you. Don’t allow any stranger or even friends to handle your dog anyhow as it may start liking them and stop listening to you. Make sure that you are the one that your dog looks up to by always being firms and consistent with your presence and commands.A leash is a training tool for dogs that should be used with care on your dog. An improper handling of a leash can cause you to strangle your dog. Before you purchase a leash for your dog, know how to use it first.Dogs can be a handful and without proper training, they can be positively uncontrollable. Having a dog entails more than just feeding and bathing it. Dog training is one responsibility you owe to your dog.


If your dog training commands don’t seem to be having any effect on the behavior of your dog, don’t be quick to blame yourself. A dog may fail to respond to a string of commands because of physical or psychological disorders. Take your dog to see a dog behavioral analyst if your dog is acting out of order.

2008 BMW X6


BMW has always been a company that has drawn on their history of motor sports competition. For decades their sedans and coupes promised buyers a balance of sport and comfort that struck a chord with drivers the world over. However, as the 90’s began to draw to a close, BMW seemed to shift their focus towards offering greater levels of luxury at the expense of some of the fun that had been embodied in even their entry-level offerings. This coincided with BMW’s decision to sell more vehicles in the U.S. than they had previously done. While the M division continued to pump out steroidal sports versions of their sedans, for the first time BMW decided to offering a sport utility vehicle, the X5. Their understanding the American market was that customers wanted to purchase a truck-like BMW that could offer them performance and off-road ability at the same time. The success of the X5 has lead BMW to further explore the market with the 2008 BMW X6.

2008 Lamborghini Reventon


The recently launched Lamborghini Reventon is a classic example of a car that is designed for greatness and exclusivity. One of these cars that not only if you have to ask the price you can’t afford it, if you had the money to buy one, Lamborghini might not even agree to sell you one. Only twenty of these cars will be constructed and it appears that they have already all been sold, by invitation only.

Apartment Hunters!!!!



Finding an apartment is never an easy task.That too when people are single many land lords hesitate to give an house to us for obvious reasons.You never try to give your house to some one completly alien to you.That is something really very important.But then not many can afford a home really.So where is the solution???I found this excellent website that details about apartments for rent.It is indeed great fun scouting for apartments... If you need a place at any specific location, ie when you need an apartment thats near your school, or work place, they give you a chance to refine your search.This website is really fun to use and is highly interactive. So what are you waiting for???Get to know the best bargain and find that @ apartmentfinder.com.Hope this piece of news is really useful to you ..

Monday, January 19, 2009

Chanel Perfume: Sophistication and Grace


As far as the perfume industry is concerned, Chanel is a name so distinguished that virtually everybody of value will be familiar with it and its individual emblem. Chanel, without a doubt is precisely the last name in worth, further more elegance, causing it to be apart of the well respected of all perfumes. Regrettably, there are many impersonation floating around, as all superior entities must be duplicated, particularly in the third world countries, where trade names aren’t as firmly confined as in the West.
What's the big deal????
You may be wondering what’s so special about Chanel perfume that separates it from the remainders and why women find it hard to live without. The answer is obvious, when individuals take into account the dream of its creator, Coco Chanel, who had a desire for women to sport perfume that gave them the sensation of independence and being part of a significant league. Although at the time she would’ve never guessed her how her dream would come true, Chanel is presently the essence of perfumes without a doubt.
Hence, nowadays every celebrity on this planet, not excluding Hollywood hot shots needless to say, are all wearing Chanel perfume, which all plays apart in the admiration and success linked with a brand such as Chanel Number 5, is a decent illustration. One of the reasons why tons of women want a bottle of Chanel all their own, is because of the priceless marketing, and the result of superstars support, furthermore adding to the accomplishments of this label a lot more.It’s easy to see why women everywhere would love to have a bottle of Chanel perfume to add to their collection, having one hundred years of retail practice behind them; and there will certainly be shelves crammed with Chanel perfume bottles of various masses, smells, and forms, so all a lady would have to do is step into a department store.
The pet project of Ernest Beaux, the very well known Chanel No. 5 includes neroli, as well as ylang-ylang and combinations of jasmine and rose, makes an exceptionally attractive enthralling fragrance. While it isn’t certain what the precise mixture contains, Chanel No. 5 is undeniably popular and allegedly sells one bottle every 30 seconds. You could guess this fragrance is surely bringing in the bucks, while being very fashionably triumphant with the public at the same time.



The Miracle of Green Tea


Is any other food or drink reported to have as many health benefits as green tea? The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. In her book Green Tea: The Natural Secret for a Healthier Life, Nadine Taylor states that green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years.

Today, scientific research in both Asia and the west is providing hard evidence for the health benefits long associated with drinking green tea. For example, in 1994 the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published the results of an epidemiological study indicating that drinking green tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly sixty percent. University of Purdue researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. There is also research indicating that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.

To sum up, here are just a few medical conditions in which drinking green tea is reputed to be helpful:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • cariovascular disease
  • infection
  • impaired immune function
  • high cholesterol levels
  • cancer

Miley Ray Cyrus -Hannah Montana


Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American actress, pop singer, and songwriter. Cyrus is known for starring as Miley Stewart/"Hannah Montana" in the television series Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel.

Cyrus became a sensation after Hannah Montana debuted in March 2006. Following the success of the show, in October 2006, a soundtrack CD was released in which she sang eight songs from the show. In December 2007, she was ranked #17 in the list of Forbes Top twenty earners under the age of 25 with an annual earning of US$3.5 million. As of December 2007, she is working on a movie spin-off of Hannah Montana, titled Hannah Montana: The Movie which is due to be released on May 1, 2009.

Walt Disney Records released the first Hannah Montana soundtrack, on October 24, 2006. The soundtrack included eight of the songs that Cyrus performed as Hannah Montana. Cyrus also signed a four-album major record deal with Hollywood Records for her own albums. The album was later re-released twice - a Holiday Edition featuring Cyrus's cover of "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree" and a Special Edition featuring "Nobody's Perfect".

On June 26, 2007, exactly eight months after the release of the first soundtrack, Cyrus released a double album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The first disc served as the second Hannah Montana soundtrack, while the second disc was Cyrus's debut solo album as herself. She wrote eight of the ten songs, credited by her birth name Destiny Hope Cyrus. The single "See You Again" became Cyrus's first song to enter the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

Just over a year later, Cyrus released her second studio album under her own name. Breakout is the first Miley Cyrus album that has no connection with the Hannah Montana franchise. The album's first single, "7 Things", became her highest charting single.

In April 2008, Cyrus announced plans to write a book about her life and career. The Disney Book Group bought the rights to the book for a reported 7 figures to be published by their imprint Disney-Hyperion Books for a scheduled release spring 2009. An initial printing run of one million copies is planned.

Excellent Shot!!!




This is a picture taken directly above these camels in the desert at sunset. It is considered one of the best pictures of the year. Look closely, the camels are the little white lines in the picture. The black you see are just the shadows!!

Sibling's Love


Love between siblings is something special that brings light in one’s life. It is special for it is teaches a lot of things such as:

  • It gives you a partner in who you can confide.

  • It gives a special person who is more than a friend .

  • Staying together during tough times .

  • It also teaches sacrifice and conceding as it happens with the elder brother or sister among the siblings.

Most Beautiful!!!!!


The most beautiful waterfall in the world
Niagra Falls in U.S. & Canada

The most beautiful plant in the world
It is shaped like a water bubble..


The most beautiful bridge in the world

The most beautiful eyes in the world,
from Afghanistan.

The most beautiful city in the world
Vancouver, Canada.

The most beautiful house in the world
Situated in Barcelona, Spain Owned by the famous footballer, Ronaldhino.

Echo Award reveals 2009 noms



BERLIN -- Coldplay, Duffy and Jack Johnson are among the first nominees for the Echo 2009, an award given each year in recognition of German record sales achievements.The news arrived with the announcement of eight out of the 24 categories, made today by the German Phono Academy, the local association for recording companies.Universal led the tally with a convincing 19 nominees, followed by Sony with seven, EMI with five, Warner with four and German-based Edel with two. The remaining nominations will be revealed in the next two weeks.The Echo 2009 will be awarded on Feb. 21 at the O2 World Arena in Berlin. German TV station ARD will broadcast the show two hours later on that day.It will be presented by German entertainer Barbara Schoneberger and German comedian Oliver Pocher, and feature performances by German music veteran Udo Lindenberg, US pop star Katy Perry and Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald.Previous Echo award winners include Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Christina Aguilera and Madonna.

The Best Audio System for Your Car





When looking for a car stereo to fit into the car, a number of items or aspects are considered. The first of these is the purpose of the stereo or auditory system, what the system will at most of the time be used to do. The next one is the age of the person who will be using the stereo and the final one is the type of vehicle that is being installed with the system. However, of most importance and the main thing to be considered are the budget and the specifications of the individual that is looking to have the audio system installed in the vehicle. There are a couple of ways in which one can prefer to install sound in his or her vehicle to suit his or her specifications. The first way is the option of installing a basic system that has tweeters and two mid range speakers. It is common knowledge that a simplified well installed small sound system can be clearer and heard with ease and clarity. This system is suitable for those that prefer their car stereo to be used for the purpose of such outputs as news and talk shows.
The next type of stereo system or audio system is the competition level of system application whereby one can buy a good CD player and also include an equalizer and a booster. There could be the inclusion of tweeters and mid range speakers the same as the basic type only that this time there is the inclusion of added speakers on the rear to boost the sound of the mid range speakers at the front of the vehicle. Equalizers and the booster are essential especially when one wants to fine tune the system’s response. Extra batteries may be needed when a person intends to play the music or system for a long time because the equalizer needs power to run the music system.

The last and final system is the SPL system. With this system, the main idea is to be loud especially when in low frequencies. In order for this type of system to be efficient, it needs many speakers, much power to run the system and a compressed space so that the sound can be focused and therefore becoming loud. Obviously this comes out as the most expensive of the three music systems. Of importance here first is the upgrade of the car’s electrical system. This therefore means the upgrade of batteries, transistors and capacitors. The most essential of the equipments is the subwoofers .The other systems can also be fitted with surround systems but the one that stands out is this SPL system. In order to move much air, the subwoofers need to comprise of a high excursion (Xmax) and also have a large cone area. With subwoofers, one gives the meaning of bass a whole new meaning. So whatever the specifications one needs, the type of system to use is left up to the car owner.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

SILENT KILLER


Watch your waist is a good watch word on the occasion of the World Diabetes Day. Those who are obese are prone to type-II Diabetes, a condition that could lead to a considerably difficult lifestyle.
Speaking to Ergo ahead of the World Diabetes Day, which falls on November 14, the doctor, said sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food habits are the two major risk factors of type II diabetes and “the shocking fact is that over 30-40 percent of professionals in the age group of 25- 40 are diabetics.”
According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), there were an estimated 40 million people with diabetes in India in 2007 and this number is predicted to rise to almost 70 million people by 2025.
“We, the Asian Indians are genetically prone to diabetes than the other ethnic groups in the world. When an obese person with the family history of diabetes, follows an unhealthy food habit with minimum physical activity, he falls under the risk of developing diabetes,” the doctor said.
If the waist circumference of a man and woman reaches 90 cm and 85 cm respectively, they are termed as obese. When obesity is accompanied by mild increase in blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, the condition is termed as metabolic syndrome.
This leads to insulin resistance or glucose intolerance, where the body cannot use insulin or blood sugar properly, the reason for type-II Diabetes.
The reason for obesity in IT professionals is their sleeping pattern, lack of physical activity, no exercise/ walking and improper eating habits. When a person works just opposite to the biological clock, like working at night and sleeping during day, his sleeping pattern and food timings are changed. Adding to this, junk foods and stress spoil health and make one obese.
Symptoms
The common symptoms of type II diabetes are frequent urination, thirst, fatigue, excessive hunger and sudden loss of weight.
Who should go for screening?
People with family history of diabetes and obese should go for a diabetes screening. Also women who gave birth to big babies and who had gestational diabetes should screen for type-II Diabetes.
Prevention
Prevention of diabetes is very simple. Shed your weight by proper exercise or walking. While in office avoid lift and opt for healthy food in canteen. Drink as much water as possible. Sleep well and eat at right time.

STRESS


The word Stress is used to describe both external events that make demand on us and the internal responses they trigger. In fact, stress is the body's general response to any demand made on it, regardless of whether that demand is pleasant or unpleasant, or whether it is emotional or physical.
All of us need some amount of challenge in our daily life to keep ourselves stimulated and lead our lives to the fullest. Damaging stress occurs when challenges becoming impossible to cope with the effect of excessive stress can manifest itself in a variety of ways; it can cause potentially harmful changes in the behavior and undermine both physical and mental health.
The way in which damaging stress manifests itself in the body varies from one individual to another. Besides one of the importance aspect of dealing with stress is knowing the way in which your body responds to the challenges that are too severe. These reactions are automatic and subconscious and might range from being irritable to overeating, breaking out in lives, developing a migraine headache or having heartburn. However once you understand stresses operating in your life, you can begin to cope with them. Slowly you will realize with practice that it is possible to control stress-related symptoms in a varied number of weeks.