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Ten No Cost Options

Ten No Cost OptionsBy Linda Hancock At the beginning of each new year it is easy to set goals that have a big price-tag. But that doesn't have to be the case. In fact, planning expensive activities or shopping for material items can be the complete opposite of what is needed right now.Here are some ideas that will help you to focus on things that will help bring more health and wealth into your life:
1. Vacation - A five star all-inclusive might not be your best choice. Perhaps taking a week off to stay at home and rest would be wiser! Many people book the big trip and come home exhausted and broke. If your home is comfortable, why not enjoy it? Or spend a couple of days making it more comfortable and then take the rest of the week to relax?
2. Exercise - History shows that gym memberships encourage commitment for January but by February participation drops significantly. Research also states that one of the very best forms of exercise you can do is to go for a walk three times a …

Where Do You Spend Your Time? Past, Present or Future?

Where Do You Spend Your Time? Past, Present or Future?By Linda Hancock There are three places where you can live your life:1. In the past - People who have regrets and are "stuck" thinking about things that cannot be corrected often experience depression. Some therapists believe that anger turned inward becomes depression. So, when you combine past hurts with anger but pretend that everything is okay you are setting yourself up for trouble! It is like trying to hold a beach under water. You put all your energy into trying to hold it down but that won't last for very long. You can try to hold your emotions down but when they pop up everyone, including you will likely be surprised by their intensity. 2. In the future - Fear, control, perfectionism, worry and anxiety are all cousins. Sometimes people focus all their energy on what hasn't even happened yet. Their fear causes them to want to control things and often leads to perfectionism, worry and anxiety. "What if…

Grey Hair Is Elegant

Grey Hair Is ElegantBy Tajamul Hussain People betray themselves into dyeing their grays. They however, don't realize that it makes them look much older than they really are. God in His kindness and wisdom causes the hair to keep pace with the declining freshness of the face. The physiognomy always looks fresher and younger when the dark hair of youth begins to be sprinkled with white. An aged face wrinkled and pallid or one that has lost the delicate red and white of youth and become fat and coarse are both softened and refined by gray on white hair. The cosmetic advantage of this color of hair is apparent to anyone who makes the experiment of putting a dark or black wig upon the head of a person from whose complexion the colors and freshness of youth have departed. The greatest secret of the toiletries is to make the face seem more youthful than the surroundings. This cannot be done by any head gears and caps, too juvenile, or by the use of youthful-colored hair. On the contrary …

My Political PRAYER For 2018

My Political PRAYER For 2018By Richard Brody Many individuals make year - end, New Year's resolutions, which, while generally being sincere, and well - intentioned, when made, end up, being, abandoned, shortly thereafter! When it comes to our society, and world affairs, there are often, many challenges and obstacles, as well as some great qualities, and occurrences. However, we recently witnessed, a year (2017), which appeared, to be, like few others, in recent memory, and while some, seemed enthusiastic, and encouraged, many of us, believe, it challenged the so - called, norms, as well as attacked, certain freedoms, and protections, that many Americans, have held dear. With, both, what happened, in the past, as well as last year, as well as my hopes and aspirations, towards the future, this article will attempt to briefly examine, and review, using the mnemonic approach, my political PRAYER, for 2018.1. People over politics; policy; peace; priorities: I am sick - and - tired, of …

Jungle Laws of Indian Bureaucrats

Jungle Laws of Indian BureaucratsBy Tajamul Hussain In any other country, can you imagine hordes of youngsters passing out of I.I.T and I.I.M and then forsaking million rupees salary packages to become a bureaucrat with a starting salary of just about Rs 35,000-40000 a month? If someone says he or she's doing all this to 'serve' society/country, remember, the statement is as hollow as the one made by a crooked politician who claims to serve his people. Bureaucrats are the real 'power' behind the throne. And unlike politicians who do have to face the electorate every now and then, bureaucrats are completely and totally unaccountable. They know it. That they'd stand upright and do a decent job, the young idealists soon come to the realization how difficult is it to survive in the civil service. Within a few months, they turn into skeptics. In about two years they learn to become obedient government servants cloned by the hundreds of various service academics even…