11. 15. 11. 03:13 pm

How to Avoid and Cure a Hangover.

Let’s be real….as college students we are bound to drink. Its apart of the college life. So we all lnow what a hangover feels like and for the ones who have never had one well you are super lucky.

Tips to avoid a hangover:
~Eat before drinking! Food absorbs the alcohol. Boozing on an empty stomach spells disaster!
~Drink water in between each alcoholic drink.
~Drink in moderation. A big mixed drink with several shots of different liquor does not count as just one drink.

Tips to cure a hangover:
~Hydrate to start the day off right. That splitting headache and achy body mean you’re dehydrated.
~Take some ibuprofen
~Eat something.
~Drink more water.
~Sleep it off.

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01. 08. 12. 04:52 pm

10 Ways To Improve Your Mood.

We have all had those days, those really bad days. I hate being in a bad mood so I’ve started to do these steps and they really do help!!

Wash away your problems in a steamy shower.
Set aside fifteen minutes every morning or night for your soothing soak. It’ll help untangle your thoughts and leave you feeling clean and content.

Strap on a pair of sneakers and go for a brisk walk.
Walk to class rather than taking a shuttle, or hop on the treadmill at the gym and walk next time you’re watching Grey’s Anatomy (Briana’s favorite show). Thirty minutes of physical activity can make the tensions and even feelings of depression and turn them into vigor.

Find your favorite music station at Pandora and crank up the volume of your computer.
Listening to music statistically brightens your mood.

Lay down your head on a pillow and get 20 to 30 minutes of shut-eye.
We all love to take that mid-afternoon nap. Napping improves your alertness and mood.

Watch a funny video on YouTube
Part of your brain registers the laughter, and then it prepares muscles in the face to move to the sound—even if only into a smile. I personally like to watch Miss Prada’s videos.

Munch on a handful of walnuts.
While chocolate has long been associated as girl’s best friends when it comes to comfort food, try some nuts or treating yourself to a fancy freshwater fish dinner—these omega-3 foods are what nutritionists consider mood-enhancers, especially recommended to help reduce depression.

Bare your teeth, curl your lips, and your mood can improve.

Drop negative people.
Talking with the Negative Nancies and frenemies in your life can make you more depressed and negative as well—part of what psychologists call the emotional contagion, when mood is contagious through communication.

Unleash your creative side and work on an arts-and-crafts project.
Drawing and various arts projects can boost your spirits when you’re feeling down.

Plan to do some volunteering.

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04. 19. 12. 01:32 pm

A Holocaust Saga: From the Sewers to a Garden

I like to go to cnn.com everyday and I ran across this article which I found interesting. Plus we could all use a daily does of history in our daily lives:

The daughter of a poor Hasidic watchmaker in the Carpathians, Halina was just 22 on July 27, 1944, when she emerged from a sewer manhole in Lvov (present-day Lviv, Ukraine). Hundreds of Jews had tried to escape into the sewers on the night of the liquidation of the Lvov ghetto and almost all died in the raging river that flowed through the sewer system.
My mother found herself in a group of 21 Jews whom the sewer workers had agreed to hide. Originally for money, but later even after the money ran out, the sewer workers brought them food, washed their clothes, moved them when their safety was in danger and visited them every day except Sunday. Some decided to leave as the ordeal wore on and were killed above ground, and one older woman died of natural causes. A baby was born and had to be suffocated lest its cries give away the group. My mother was among 10 who survived the entire 14 months, and this experience guided her life.
She was among the first of Hitler’s survivors to speak publicly. Throughout the months in the filthy underground hideout, she remained focused on a place she had never seen, the New York address 3080 Broadway, where her older brother, Leon, was studying at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The prospect of reuniting with him gave her something to live for, and when she arrived into the waiting arms of Rabbi Leon Wind and his wife and son at La Guardia Airport in 1947, it marked the beginning of a new life dedicated to honoring both her Jewish heritage and her Catholic rescuers.
An American audience first heard a survivor speak of the Lvov sewer episode on October 25, 1949, when Halina Wind, now a 27-year-old senior in the seminary’s teachers institute, addressed the annual conference of the National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America, meeting in New York City. She later went on a speaking tour on behalf of the seminary with at least 36 appearances in seven states.
One woman who heard her in Camden, New Jersey, introduced her to a cousin who had survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald. After a short courtship, Halina married George Preston, the former Grisza Priszkulnik, and they moved to Wilmington. I was born there in 1955, my sister six years later.
During three decades in Delaware, my mother inspired students and audiences of all faiths with the story of the Lvov sewer workers who saved her, establishing herself as the state’s eloquent representative of the victims and survivors of the Nazis. Her message was uplifting, about how goodness transcends religion and ethnicity and national boundaries, continuing from one generation to the next, from one culture to another.
“I had a mission,” my mother said in 1978. “I wasn’t just saving my life. … And when you have a purpose and when you have a cause, then you are able to endure everything. … I was living for my parents. I was living for my brother. I was living for my yet-unborn children. I was living for the past, and I was living for the future.”
My mother maintained contact with the Socha and Wroblewski families. (A third sewer worker, Jerzy Kowalow, disappeared after the war.)
As a boy I watched her meticulously prepare parcels of clothing that she sent them throughout the difficult postwar years in Soviet-occupied Poland. She traveled to Jerusalem in 1977 to provide the sole testimony that led to Socha and Wroblewski and their wives being named “Righteous Among the Nations,” enabling the two families to receive monthly stipends and establishing them among 23,788 heroic figures from 45 countries upon whom Yad Vashem had formally accorded the honor at last count.
As for the Wilmington garden, it’s now a verdant landmark, but three decades of exposure to the elements have taken a toll. This summer it will be rededicated with a new entrance, a new monument and new plaques. In the fall, new saplings will be planted to recognize more Righteous Gentiles who helped other Delawareans.
My mother, who didn’t see a tree for 14 months, kept faith with her rescuers. Now only those of us who remain can keep the garden of memory blooming.

Written by David Lee Preston

I always get emotional when it comes to slavery and Holocaust stories and this one is no different.
-Charlie Rose

P.S. Read the entire story here: A Holocaust saga: Fromm the sewers to the garden

01. 03. 12. 08:49 pm

Wedding Proposal At UCLA = Public Humiliation

What woman doesn’t want to be proposed to at a college basketball game? Midway through the game, UCLA’s “Mistletoe Cam” cut to a couple seated courtside. The man reaches into his pocket, pulls out a ring and says, “I knew that I was going to do this since the first day that I met you, and I figured now was as good a time as any.” His girlfriend’s response when he gets down on one knee and pops the question? Well, let’s just say it involved an awkward pause and running in the other direction. Its makes you want to cry!

Check the video out!!!!

UCLA marrage proposal fail on jumbo vision.

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01. 20. 12. 06:40 pm

President Obama sings Al Green-Let’s stay Together

It looks as though President Obama can add R&B vocalist to the huge list of accomplishments he has! At a New York City fundraiser he sang a line of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and he did a pretty darn good job if I may say so myself!lol He even joked that the ushers hadnt come and escorted him off the stage! Check it out for yourself & let us know what you think!