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Dancing Kid - Interesting and amusing video

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
by Ann

Take out two minuted to watch this kid dancing and I am sure you’ll smile for the rest of the day remembering this :)

Solar eclipse 22 July, 2009 Video

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor that traversed half of Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow begin in India it swept over the Indian cities of Surat, Indore, Bhopal, Varanasi and Pata its central duration headed towards the 4-minute mark and crossed through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China.

After leaving mainland Asia, the path crossed Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and curved southeast through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reached to 6 min 39 sec the Sun’s altitude was 86° and the path width was 258 km.


Solar eclipse 22 July, 2009

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Total eclipses are caused when the moon moves directly between the sun and the earth covering it completely to cast a shadow on earth.

On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor that traversed half of Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow begin in India it swept over the Indian cities of Surat, Indore, Bhopal, Varanasi and Pata its central duration headed towards the 4-minute mark and crossed through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China.

After leaving mainland Asia, the path crossed Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and curved southeast through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reached to 6 min 39 sec the Sun’s altitude was 86° and the path width was 258_km.

The first total eclipse occurred on Jan 27, 1721. The eclipse on July 22, 2009 is the longest since July 11, 1991 when a total eclipse lasting 6 minutes 53 seconds was visible from Hawaii to South America. There will not be a longer eclipse than Wednesday’s until 2132.

The celestial event was met by a mixture of awe, excitement and fear. In Hindu mythology, an eclipse is caused when a dragon-demon swallows the sun, while another myth is that sun rays during an eclipse can harm unborn children.

Cloudy skies and rain damped the show in many areas, but villagers in the town of Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges in India, got one of the best views. Thousands of Hindus took to the waters to cleanse their sins. The eclipse was seen there for 3 minutes and 48 seconds. Others in India were gripped by fear and refused to come outdoors.

Chinese launched fireworks and danced in Shanghai. Jubilant eclipse watchers in China set off fireworks near the banks of the Qiantang River in coastal Zheijiang province as skies darkened overhead for about six minutes.

In Tokyo, Japan millions of Asians turned their eyes skyward while others, fearing a bad omen shuttered themselves indoors. On the tiny Japanese island of Akuseki, where the total eclipse lasted 6 minutes and 25 seconds more than 200 tourists rushed out cheering and applauding as the sky started to darken.

In Beijing, a thick blanket of grayish smog blotted out the sky. Bangladeshis also came out in droves.

At a Buddhist temple in the Thai capital Bangkok, dozens of monks led a mass prayer at a Buddhist temple to ward off evil.

A shallow penumbral eclipse occurs 15 days after the total solar eclipse which will be on August 06, 2009. Since its magnitude will be only 0.402, it will not be visible with naked eye.

The last eclipse of 2009 will occur on New Year’s Eve which will be Partial Lunar Eclipse on December 31, 2009.

This minor partial lunar eclipse will take place in Gemini and will be visible primarily from the Eastern Hemisphere. On a particular note is the 6-minute total eclipse passing through the central U. S. on 2045 Aug 12. The series will continue to produce total eclipses until 2496 May 13.

Grab a coffee

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

coffee break

A coffee break is a daily social gathering for a snack and short downtime practiced by employees in business and industry. For most of us, coffee break in the office is an old ritual which usually lasts from 10 to 20 minutes and frequently occur at the end of the first third of the work shift.

coffee break Coffee break generally gives a chance of gatherings and provides time for gossips or a time to smoke a cigarette. But it can be evolved in many other things too.

coffee break More generally, people can use the phrase “coffee break” to denote any break from work in any arena; popular culture often portrays housewives as taking a coffee break in their kitchens. Celebrity magazines use the term “coffee run” to describe people going for a short coffee break in the morning at a nearby cafe.

Most of us take a coffee between the start of the day and lunch and another between lunch and leaving time. This gives you a break from monotony of work place, it signals an interval between two sessions.

Do you use that break to your advantage?

Me time:-

coffee break for ME time

Use this time to pamper yourself a little. During a coffee break you can fix that lip gloss which has got a little dull or just run a hair brush and get back to work. When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good you work better.

We time:-

coffee break for WE time

May be you are served with a coffee at your desk but you can always refresh yourself by walking over to a colleague with a cup of coffee and speak about issues which are completely unrelated to work. Avoid gossips, thoughtfulness goes around you feel good about being good to others. Walk over to a different colleague each day and be appreciative.

Fitness time:-

coffee break for Fitness coffee break for Fitness coffee break for Fitness

Coffee break will also give you time for some rest and you can do few exercises as well. Sitting in front of computer for long hours can affect your health. Dry eyes, carpal tunnel fingers and back ache are common complaints. Blink your eyes fats for around 20 times as we blink less when we stare at screen. Exercise your fingers by flexing and bunching them several times. Twirl the thumb around clockwise and anti-clockwise. Take a short walk if possible. Stretch your back. Before getting back to work take a deep breath and shut your eyes for a while. Open your refreshed eyes and win the world over in the next session of work.

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Excess abdominal fat - More risky than you think!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Did you know that majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat?

Excess Abdominal Fat

The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible and makes them self conscious. However, what most people don’t realize is that excess abdominal fat in particular is not only ugly but is also a dangerous risk factor to health.

Two Types of Abdominal Fat

There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first type that covers up your abs from being visible is called subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.

The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is called visceral fat and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a role in giving certain men that “beer belly” appearance.

Both of them greatly increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer and other degenerative diseases. Science has shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat.

If you care about the quality of your life and your loved ones then I believe that reducing your abdominal fat should be one of your top priorities. So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat?

The first thing you must understand that there is absolutely no quick fix solutions or pills or supplements of any sort that will help you lose your abdominal fat faster. The only solution to consistently lose your abdominal fat and keep it off for good is to combine a sound strategic nutritious diet full of unprocessed natural foods with a properly designed exercise program that stimulates the necessary hormonal and metabolic response within your body. Dieting only will help you lose significantly less abdominal fat than the diet & exercise combined.

The only reason most people fail in their fitness goals is that they have good intentions at first to adopt a new lifestyle, yet after a few weeks or months they abandon their good intentions and slip right back into their old bad habits that gave them the excess body fat in the first place. I want to help you succeed in finally getting rid of that extra abdominal fat that is not only ugly, but also dangerous.

Here are few exercises that you can do and get a flatter and more toned stomach. When performed correctly and combined with proper nutrition the following exercises can aid in the efforts to have the abdomen that you desire.

• The use of movements that do not restrict the body and do not use weight such as side bends and twists or hanging from a bar are all good for the oblique muscles of the abdomen.

side bands twists hanging

• Standing crunch which brings one shoulder and elbow in and down to the side of the upper torso.

• Lower your body to an angle of seventy degrees and curl the torso forward until you crunch into a full contraction of the abdominal muscles.

• Crunches are also good for exercising the abdomen.

Crunches

• By lying on a bench with your arms extended behind you as if reaching for something. Then bring the knees up and as far in as possible while keeping the pelvis flat against the bench.

bench crunch

• Hang from a bar and keep the knees even with the abdomen, then raise them toward the head as far as you can get them.

hanging crunch

• Sitting on a bench cross legged while holding onto the sides to support you. Pull the knees toward your chest by raising the legs.

sitting bench crunch sitting bench crunch

Don’t waste another day allowing that nasty abdominal fat to kill your confidence as well as contribute to your risk for major diseases. Get the solution to get rid of it work hard, eat right and enjoy your life to full extent.




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