Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
1. Diet Pop is healthier than Regular Pop
One can of regular pop contains ~135 kcal whereas a can of diet pop contains less than 10 kcal; some even contains zero kcal. Therefore it is true that diet pop contains a lot less calories. However, it is rather difficult to agree that diet pop is "healthier" as there is really nothing healthy about artificially colored and flavored water.
2. It is less fattening to drink juice than milk
Many people are surprised to learn that a glass of juice contains more calories than a glass of 1% milk. Even 2% milk has only 10 kcal more than a glass of fruit juice which has 120 kcal! While juice contains mostly sugar and some vitamins, milk has more nutrients such as protein, calcium, potassium and Vitamin D.
3. All bottled waters such as sparkling water, tonic water, flavored water, and mineral water are WATER
Yes, plain bottled water is water and is calorie-free. Some flavored waters are made with water and real juice. However, many flavored waters are flavored with artificial sweeteners but contain little juice. Tonic water, for instance, has 125 kcal per serving. Hence, always read the label and check the ingredient list. If you drink bottled water instead of tap water regularly, make sure it contains fluoride.
4. Drinking wine instead of beer won't make a beer-belly
It is a common misconception that wine contains fewer calories than beer. It is simply not true. One glass of wine (5 oz) contains ~130 kcal whereas one bottle of beer (12 oz) has ~150 kcal. Therefore, wine contains more calories on a per-oz basis. As a general rule, the sweeter the wine, the more sugar and calories it contains. By the same token for hard liquor; the higher the proof, the higher the calories.
Remember this next time when you are contemplating for a second helping of alcohol: calories from alcohol tend to be stored as fat in the abdomen. So if you drink alcohol on a regular basis (regardless of the kinds of alcohol), watch out for the beer-belly!
5. Coffee is the main source of caffeine
Friends have often told me that they quit drinking coffee for the sake of their hearts. Little did they know that the can of pop in their hands has caffeine too! Caffeine is widely found in tea and canned drinks. Some drinks, such as Jolt and Red Bull, contain as much caffeine as coffee! In general, there is no harm to your health if you drink coffee in small to moderate amounts. However, it is advised that people with high blood pressure and pregnant women limit their caffeine consumption.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
All Over Kiss - Grab your partner gently, then begin kissing the forehead, moving down to the nose. Tenderly, with an aggressive feeling, give your partner your best kiss right on the lips. Next, move your way down and continue with your own imagination.
Angel Kiss - This is a sweet, comforting kiss. Gently and ever so lightly kiss your partner either on the eye lid or right next to the eyes.
Angel's Wings Kiss - Take a piece of ice and place it in the small of her back. Slowly move the ice up her back to her shoulder blades. End the kiss by gently sucking until the ice melts.
Belly Button Kiss - Lightly kiss and blow on her belly button. It should give her the shivers and make her giggle.
Belly Button Lick - Get a yummy cream or drink (whipped cream, etc) and fill your girlfriend/boyfriends belly button with it and lick it out.
Belly Kiss - Get down on one knee. Softly lift your partner’s shirt to reveal a little bit of their belly, then kiss what is revealed. This kiss can lead to more.
Blow Kiss - While kissing with a little bit of tongue you blow into your partners' mouth causing there cheeks to poof up! Its so much fun and it'll make your partner giggle! Don't blow too hard!
Butterfly Kiss - With your faces less than a breath away, open and close your eyelids against your partners. If done correctly, the fluttering sensation will match the one in your heart.
Dizzy Kiss - Before kissing, both you and your partner spin around in circles separately. Do this one minute to three minutes, then try to kiss each other.
Full collection here.
Monday, September 25, 2006
When asked what he wanted to be remembered for when his life was over Leo Buscaglia replied: "I want to be remembered as somebody who lived life fully and with passion. I’ve been asked to write my epitaph and I have always thought that the perfect one for my tombstone would be, ‘Here lies Leo who died living.’"
1. I would reflect more. Do you ever feel that too much time is spent in "doing," and not enough spent thinking about what you are doing and why you are doing it?
2. I would risk more. Do you think that important opportunities either have been or might be forfeited because of your fear to take a necessary risk?
3. I would do more things that would live on after I died. Do you feel that you are immersed in something bigger and more enduring than your own existence?
Reflect more > Risk more > Leave a legacy.