Thursday, March 31, 2011

Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure, Study Says-By Admin-(BusinessWeek)

— Laughter and music not only lift the mood, they might also drop blood pressure among middle-aged adults, a new study suggests.

Japanese researchers divided 79 adults, aged 40 to 74, into three groups, studying the effects of one-hour music sessions every two weeks on one group, laughter sessions on another group, and no intervention for the remaining participants (the control group).

Blood pressure readings taken immediately after the sessions were 6 mm Hg lower in the music group and 7 mm Hg lower among the laughter participants compared to measurements taken just prior to the sessions, the study authors said.

Improvements in blood pressure were still seen three months later, according to the results.

No change in blood pressure was recorded among participants who received neither intervention.

“The [participants'] cortisol level, a stress marker, decreased just after the intervention sessions,” said lead author Eri Eguchi, a public health researcher at Osaka University’s Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. “We think this is one of the explanations for the physiological processes.”


Sweet Child…..
As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday – but I noticed you were too busy trying to find the right outfit to put on and wear to work.
I waited again. When you ran around the house getting ready, there were a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were busy. At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip.
I watched as you went to work and waited patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me. I noticed that before lunch you looked around, may be you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn’t bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate but you didn’t. That is okay.
There is still more time left and I had hoped that you would talk to me, yet you went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done you turned on the TV, I don’t know if you like TV or not, just about anything goes there and you spend a lot of time each day in front of it – thinking about anything – just enjoying the show. I waited patiently again as you watched the TV and ate your meal but again you didn’t talk to me.
Bedtime – I guess you felt too tired – After you said goodnight to your family you fell into bed and went to sleep in no time. That’s okay; you may not realize that I am always there for you. I’ve got patience, more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well.
I love you so much that I wait every day for a nod, prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one – sided conversation. Well, you are getting up again and once again I will wait with nothing but love for you hoping that today you will give me some time.
Have a nice day!
Your Eternal Father & Friend……. GOD.
(Courtesy --- Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Iswariya Vishwa Vidyalaya)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

13 Amazing Facts About Sharks

01. A shark does not have one bone in its body. Its skeleton is made up of cartilage. Cartilage is a tough material, like the material that shapes your ear. 12 More facts after the break...

02. The Swell Shark, found in New Zealand, barks like a dog.

03. Weird things have been found inside a shark, such as a nail, a bottle of wine, a treasure chest, coats, a suit of armor, a drum and a torpedo.

04. A shark’s skin is covered with denticles, which are small, razor-sharp teeth. Denticles can be removed from a shark’s body. After the small teeth are removed, the remaining skin can be made into very strong leather. A pair of shoes made from shark leather can last up to four times longer than shoes made with cowhide.

05. Sharks have very good senses. Sometimes a shark is called “a swimming nose”, for its great sense of smell. Sharks can easily detect prey that is in the sand, as well as at night. A shark also has a remarkable sensitivity to vibrations in the water. It can feel the movements made by other animals that are hundreds of feet away. They can hear sounds from thousands of feet away. Sharks can tell the direction from where the sound is coming from, too.

06. Sharks cannot eat Puffer Fish, because the Puffer Fish inflates like a balloon and pokes the shark’s mouth with its sharp needles.

07. Most sharks give birth to their babies. Only a few sharks lay eggs. Most sharks have six to twelve babies at a time, but the Hammerhead and Tiger Shark can have as many as 40 babies at a time.

08. Most species of sharks can swim up to 20-40 miles per hour. A Mako Shark has been recorded at more than 60 miles per hour.

09. A shark has three types of fins. They have two dorsal fins on their back, one fin beneath their body, called the pectoral fin (not all species have it), and the caudal fin is the tail.

10. The Whale Shark is the biggest fish in the world.

11. A Whale Shark has more than 4,000 teeth, but each is less than 1/8 inch long. A shark may go through 1,000 sets of teeth during its lifetime. When a shark loses a tooth, one replaces it.

12. A Whale Shark weighs about 90,000 pounds. The second largest shark is the Basking Shark. It can be as much as 40 feet long.

13. Question: What is more dangerous to people - a shark or a wasp/bee? Answer: wasp/bee Every year, 100 people die from wasp or bee stings, yet hundreds of millions of people go swimming, and sharks kill only about six people. Only about 25 sharks have been known to actually attack people. Every year, people kill thousands of sharks. They are killed for food, oil, skins and sport.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


1. Stay Slimmer with Water
Trying to lose weight? Water revs up metabolism and helps you feel full.
Replace calorie-laden beverages with water, and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller.
Drinking more water also helps amp up metabolism - especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the water up, burning a few extra calories in the process.

2. Water Boosts Your Energy
If you’re feeling drained and depleted, get a pick-me-up with water. Dehydration makes you feel fatigued.
Water helps the blood transport oxygen and other essential nutrients to your cells.
If you’re getting enough water, your heart also doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout your body.

3. Lower Stress With Water
85% of your brain tissue is water. If you’re dehydrated, both your body and your mind will be stressed.
If you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already a little dehydrated.
To keep stress levels down, keep a glass of water at your desk or tote a sports bottle and sip regularly.

4. Build Muscle Tone With Water
Drinking water helps prevent muscle cramping and lubricates joints in the body.
When you’re well hydrated, you can exercise longer and stronger without "hitting the wall."

5. Nourish Your Skin
Fine lines and wrinkles are deeper when you’re dehydrated. Water is nature’s own beauty cream.
Drinking water hydrates skin cells and plumps them up, making your face look younger.
It also flushes out impurities and improves circulation and blood flow, leaving your face clean, clear, and glowing.

6. Stay Regular With Water
Along with fiber, water is essential to good digestion.
Water helps dissolve waste particles and passes them smoothly through your digestive tract.
If you’re dehydrated, your body absorbs all the water, leaving your colon dry and making it more difficult to pass waste.

7. Water Reduces Kidney Stones
The rate of painful kidney stones is rising because people - including children - aren't drinking enough water.
Water dilutes the salts and minerals in your urine that form the solid crystals known as kidney stones.
Kidney stones can't form in diluted urine, so reduce your risk with plenty of water!

Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Generally, nutritionists recommend we follow the "8x8 rule."
Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
You may need more water if you exercise or sweat heavily.
You may need less water if you drink other beverages often.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Whatever happened, it happened for good.
Whatever is happening, is happening for good.
Whatever that will happen, it will be for good.
What have you lost, for which you cry?
What did you bring with you, which you have lost?
What did you produce, which has destroyed?
You did not bring anything , when you were born.
Whatever you have, you have received from HIM.
Whatever you will give, you will give it to HIM.
You came empty handed and
You will go the same way.
Whatever is yours today, was somebody else’s
yesterday and will be somebody else’s tomorrow.
Change is the law of Universe.

Saturday, March 19, 2011























The greatest joy …….. Giving love and peace

The greatest loss …….. Loss of self-respect

The greatest natural resource …….. Inner silence

The greatest problem to overcome …….. Fear

The most crippling failure disease ……Excuses

The most dangerous person …….. A gossiper

The most destructive habit …….. Seeing defects of others

The most satisfying work …….. Inspiring others

The most beautiful attire …….. Smile

The most prized possession …….. Faith

The most powerful words …….. Omshanthi

The most powerful communication …….. Rajayoga Meditation


Life is a GIFT -------- ACCEPT it

Life is an OPPORTUNITY --------TAKE it

Life is an ADVENTURE -------- BRAVE it

Life is a GOAL -------- ACHIEVE it

Life is a PROMISE -------- FULFILL it

Life is a CHALLENGE -------- MEET it

Life is a SONG -------- SING it

Life is a STRUGGLE -------- FIGHT it

Life is a GAME -------- PLAY it

Life is a MISTERY -------- UNFOLD it

Life is a LOVE STORY -------- TELL it

Life is a DUTY -------- PERFORM it

Life is a PUZZLE -------- SOLVE it

Life is a JOURNEY -------- ENJOY it


To realize the value of one year
Ask a student who has failed an exam

To realize the value of one month
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby

To realize the value of one week
Ask the editor of a weekly magazine

To realize the value of one day
Ask a daily wage labourer who has ten kids to feed

To realize the value of one hour
Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet

To realize the value of one minute
Ask the person who has survived an accident

To realize the value of one milli-second
Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics

Value every moment of the time you have.