Watch “The Rose – by Bette Midler + lyrics” on YouTube


Horoscope ♉: 01/11/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Too much reading might have you experiencing eyestrain and possibly headaches, Taurus. It might help to have your eyes checked, but it’s probably just too much stress. You might have some trouble focusing on whatever work you do today, but this is only a temporary condition. You should be back to your normal self tomorrow. Stay home tonight, listen to music, and take it easy.:

Today’s Holiday: Saturnalia Roman Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Saturnalia Roman Festival

Llanwrtyd Wells, which prides itself as the “wacky festival capital of the world,” takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to this observance, which is organized to draw tourists as well as relive Roman culture. The festival’s gladiator chariot race, for example, accompanies a winter beer festival and features mountain bikes towing barrels instead of proper horse-drawn chariots. This event and others attract attendees dressed in the requisite togas and laurel hats. Festival goers remain in costume for the Saturnalia Ramble, a marked walk through the Welsh countryside along old Roman roads. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Hermann Göring (1893)

Today’s Birthday:
Hermann Göring (1893)

Göring was one of Hitler’s most loyal supporters and held numerous Nazi posts, including interior minister of Prussia, where he established the Gestapo, and head of the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force. When the Luftwaffe failed to win the Battle of Britain, Göring semiretired to his country estate, where he displayed the vast art collection he had confiscated from Jews in occupied countries. In 1946, he was condemned to death by hanging at the Nuremberg trials but was never executed. Why? More…:

This Day in History: Maiden Voyage of World’s Largest Ocean Liner, RMS Queen Mary 2 (2004)

This Day in History:
Maiden Voyage of World’s Largest Ocean Liner, RMS Queen Mary 2 (2004)

The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was, in turn, named after Mary of Teck, the Queen Consort of George V. With 15 restaurants and bars, 5 pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theater, and a planetarium, the QM2 is the largest ocean liner in the world, and, at the time of its construction, was the longest, widest, and tallest passenger ship ever built. What ship challenged that distinction in 2006? More…:

Quote of the Day: Kate Chopin

Quote of the Day:
Kate Chopin

Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace. More…:

Article of the Day: Scotland Yard

Article of the Day:
Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard was the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, but the phrase is popularly used to refer to the force itself, particularly its Criminal Investigation Department. Named after a street in London that may have been the site of a palace used by 12th-century Scottish kings, Scotland Yard became London’s police center in 1829. In 1890, the force moved to a new building, and in 1967, it moved once again. Today, the Metropolitan Police headquarters building is known by what name? More…:

Idiom of the Day: to a turn

Idiom of the Day:
to a turn

For exactly the right amount of time necessary or desired (used almost exclusively in reference to how well meat is cooked). Watch the video…:

Word of the Day enchantress

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive.

Synonyms: femme fatale, temptress, Delilah, siren

Usage: Though his wife stood lovingly by his side all evening, he had eyes only for the enchantress in the emerald dress whose every look, movement, and breath seemed to beckon him.:

January 11: I’m always asking God for direction, but I’ll miss it if I constantly ignore His instruction.

January 11

I’m always but I’ll miss it if I constantly ignore His instruction.

Horoscope ♉ 01/10/2019

Horoscope ♉

Unexpected responsibilities could interfere with plans to take a trip of some sort. Someone might need your help, and you may well have to put your own activities on hold for a while. This could be frustrating, Taurus. It only delays whatever you’re doing but doesn’t stop it. Take care of whatever you need to do and then continue with your plans. You will feel better if you do.:

Today’s Holiday: Burning the Clavie

Today’s Holiday:
Burning the Clavie

The Burning of the Clavie takes place in Burghead, a fishing village in the region of Moray, Scotland, on January 11. Local residents make the clavie by sawing a tar barrel in two, breaking the larger half into pieces and stuffing it inside the smaller half with tinder and tar. At dusk, the Clavie King sets the clavie on fire and leads a procession through town to a high headland along the coast, where the flames ignite a huge bonfire. At the end of the festivities, townsfolk gather pieces of the clavie to light a New Year fire, which is believed to keep witches and evil spirits away for a year. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Parmigianino (1503)

Today’s Birthday:
Parmigianino (1503)

Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola was an Italian Mannerist painter and etcher commonly known by his nickname Parmigianino, meaning “the little one from Parma.” His works possess remarkable grace and sensuality, and he is regarded as one of the period’s finest draftsmen. He was one of the first artists to practice etching, and through this medium his style became influential in Italy and beyond. One of his most curious works is a self portrait in which his image has been distorted by what? More…:

This Day in History: Lawrence Textile Strike Begins in Massachusetts (1912)

This Day in History:
Lawrence Textile Strike Begins in Massachusetts (1912)

The Lawrence Textile Strike was a strike of immigrant workers led by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a revolutionary industrial union aimed at uniting all workers in an effort to promote socialism and overthrow capitalism. Of the 150 strikes conducted by the IWW, the Lawrence strike was one of the most notable, growing to more than 20,000 workers in one week and lasting more than two months. Were the strikers’ demands met, or did the companies proceed with planned wage reductions? More…:

Quote of the Day: Thomas Hardy

Quote of the Day:
Thomas Hardy

A man’s silence is wonderful to listen to. More…:

Article of the Day: Frisbee Dog

Article of the Day:
Frisbee Dog

Disc dog, or Frisbee dog, is a sport that showcases speedy, high-flying dogs catching discs thrown by their human teammates. It got its start in the early 1970s, but its popularity was boosted in 1974, when 19-year-old college student Alex Stein ran onto the field during a nationally broadcast baseball game and began throwing discs to his dog, Ashley Whippet. The game was stopped, and the pair proceeded to entertain the crowd for how long before Stein was escorted off the field and arrested? More…:

Idiom of the Day: be tipping (it) down

Idiom of the Day:
be tipping (it) down

To be raining very heavily. Primarily heard in UK. Watch the video…:

Word of the Day: tongue-in-cheek

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Cleverly amusing in tone.

Synonyms: bantering, facetious

Usage: The student made a tongue-in-cheek remark about his dog having eaten his overdue math homework.:

Everliving music: Watch “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 (Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clarinet)” on YouTube

Everliving music: Watch “Edvard Grieg – Holberg Suite, Op. 40” on YouTube

JANUARY 10: We can say without any doubt or fear, “The Lord is my Helper, and I am not afraid of anything. ” Hebrews 13:6 TLB


We can say without any doubt or fear, “The Lord is my Helper, and I am not afraid of anything. ”

Hebrews 13:6 TLB

January 9

January 9

The one who obeys God’s instruction for today, will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrom.

January 8

January 8

If we are to be Best Yes girls, we have to long for unbroken companionship with God.

Watch “Sting – Shape of My Heart (Leon)” on YouTube

  1. 2 of 5
    He deals the cards as a meditation
    And those he plays never suspect
    He doesn’t play for the money he wins
    He don’t play for respect

    He deals the cards to find the answer
    The sacred geometry of chance
    The hidden law of a probable outcome
    The numbers lead a dance

    I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
    I know that the clubs are weapons of war
    I know that diamonds mean money for this art
    But that’s not the shape of my heart

    He may play the jack of diamonds
    He may lay the queen of spades
    He may conceal a king in his hand
    While the memory of it fades

    I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
    I know that the clubs are weapons of war
    I know that diamonds mean money for this art
    But that’s not the shape of my heart
    That’s not the shape
    The shape of my heart

    If I told her that I loved you
    You’d maybe think there’s something wrong
    I’m not a man of too many faces
    The mask I wear is one

    But those who speak know nothing
    And find out to their cost
    Like those who curse their luck in too many places
    And those who fear are lost

    I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
    I know that the clubs are weapons of war
    I know that diamonds mean money for this art
    But that’s not the shape of my heart
    That’s not the shape of my heart
    That’s not the shape
    The shape of my heart

    Songwriters: Dominic Miller / Gordon Sumner

    Shape of My Heart lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Watch “Nouela – The Sound of Silence (Amazing cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s song)” on YouTube

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools, ” said I, “You do not know
Silence, like a cancer, grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells, of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence
Give it nice and loud for Mister Myles Kennedy
Songwriters: Paul Simon
The Sound of Silence lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Watch “Bob Dylan The Times They Are A Changin’ 1964” on YouTube

Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to youIs worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.
Songwriters: Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin’ lyrics © Audiam, Inc

Horoscope ♉: 01/09/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Discussions with those close to you could lead to the discovery of new concepts, perhaps from foreign cultures. You will want to learn more about them, Taurus, as will your friends. You might even decide to plan a trip to a place where you could expand your knowledge of this new interest. Any trip planned today should go smoothly and be quite rewarding. Don’t hesitate.:

Today’s Holiday: Ouray Ice Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Ouray Ice Festival

The Ouray Ice Festival is an ice-climbing competition and exposition held annually in January in Ouray, Colorado. In addition to the main contest, which tests ice-climbers’ skill and speed, competitions are held for such feats as axe throwing and tightrope walking across a gorge. Also on offer are manufacturers’ displays of specialty equipment, film and slide-show presentations, and a climbing wall for children. Anyone can register to compete. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Margaret of Austria (1480)

Today’s Birthday:
Margaret of Austria (1480)

Daughter of Emperor Maximilian I, Margaret was a Hapsburg princess and regent of the Netherlands. When she was three, she was betrothed to French dauphin and future King Charles VIII, who later renounced the agreement and married Anne of Brittany. In 1497, she married John of Spain—son of Ferdinand and Isabella—but he died later that year. In 1501, she married Philibert of Savoy; he died in 1504. In 1507, she was made regent of the Netherlands and guardian of what future Holy Roman Emperor? More…:

This Day in History: First Great Texas Oil Gusher

This Day in History:
First Great Texas Oil Gusher

Discovered at Spindletop (1901)
In 1892, a company was formed in Texas to investigate long-held suspicions that oil might be under an area known as Spindletop Hill. After nine years of exploratory drilling, oil was struck at a depth of 1,139 ft (347 m), resulting in the “Lucas Gusher,” which blew oil more than 150 ft (46 m) in the air. The well produced an estimated 100,000 barrels per day, marking what many consider the birth of the modern petroleum industry. What now well-known companies were involved in the find? More…:

Quote of the Day: E. M. Forster

Quote of the Day:
E. M. Forster

Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration. More…:

Article of the Day: The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Article of the Day:
The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

In 1951, cervical cancer patient Henrietta Lacks became—likely unknowingly—the donor of cancerous tumor cells that were cultured to create an “immortal” cell line for medical research. Named for their donor, HeLa cells can divide an unlimited number of times in a laboratory cell culture plate as long as fundamental conditions are met. The cell line has since been used in thousands of experiments, contributing to a number of scientific breakthroughs, including what? More…:

Idiom of the Day: until all hours (of the day and night)

Idiom of the Day:
until all hours (of the day and night)

Until a very late hour of the night or early hour of the morning. Watch the video…:

Word of the Day: splenic

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Of or relating to the spleen.

Synonyms: lienal

Usage: Julian was overjoyed as his doctor explained that his splenic tumor had gone into remission.:

Horoscope ♉: 01/09/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Discussions with those close to you could lead to the discovery of new concepts, perhaps from foreign cultures. You will want to learn more about them, Taurus, as will your friends. You might even decide to plan a trip to a place where you could expand your knowledge of this new interest. Any trip planned today should go smoothly and be quite rewarding. Don’t hesitate.:

Today’s Holiday: Agonalia

Today’s Holiday:

In Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and of doorways. The worship of Janus is believed to have been started by Romulus, one of the legendary founders of Rome. Usually depicted with two faces, one looking forward to the future and the other looking back to the past, his image appeared on an early Roman coin with a ship’s prow on the reverse side. During the festival in honor of Janus known as the Agonalia, the rex sacrorum, or officiating priest, sacrificed a ram. Offerings of barley, incense, wine, and cakes called Januae were also common. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Richard Halliburton (1900)

Today’s Birthday:
Richard Halliburton (1900)

Halliburton was an American adventurer and pioneer of adventure journalism. He liked to recreate historical and legendary feats in his travels, such as Hannibal’s passage over the Alps on an elephant and Odysseus’s journey around the Mediterranean, and made his living writing and lecturing about his experiences. He is, however, perhaps best known for having swum the length of the Panama Canal. He disappeared while attempting to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, from Hong Kong to where? More…:

This Day in History: Martyrs’ Day: Riots over Sovereignty of Panama Canal Zone (1964)

This Day in History:
Martyrs’ Day: Riots over Sovereignty of Panama Canal Zone (1964)

Martyrs’ Day is a Panamanian holiday commemorating the 1964 riots that began after a Panamanian flag was torn in a conflict between Panamanian and Canal Zone students over the right of the Panamanian flag to be flown alongside the US flag. US Army units became involved in suppressing the violence, and 4 soldiers and more than 20 Panamanians were killed. The incident contributed to the US decision to transfer control of the Canal Zone to Panama. When was full control of the canal given to Panama? More…:

Quote of the Day: Washington Irving

Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

A woman is more considerate in affairs of love than a man; because love is more the study and business of her life. More…:

Article of the Day: Gut Flora

Article of the Day:
Gut Flora

The average human body, which consists of an estimated ten trillion cells, has about ten times that number of microorganisms in its digestive tract. These bacteria, known as intestinal, or gut, flora, normally reside within the lumen of the intestine and fulfill a number of useful functions for the host, including producing vitamins, training the immune system, fermenting unused energy substrates, and producing hormones that prompt the host to store fats. Can a person survive without gut flora? More…:

Idiom of the Day: be tied (up) in knots

Idiom of the Day:
be tied (up) in knots

To be confused, anxious, worried, and/or upset (about something). Watch the video…:

Word of the Day: demean

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally.

Synonyms: degrade, disgrace, put down

Usage: The CEO makes it a point to regularly demean employees in front of their colleagues, as he believes that a little public humiliation goes a long way in keeping people in their places.:

What’s Ambergris? Behind the $60k Whale-Waste Find

What’s Ambergris? Behind the $60k Whale-Waste Find

A beachcombing U.K. boy just stumbled upon a chunk of ambergris possibly worth up to $63,000. So what exactly is it, and why is it worth so much?


Four times heavier than this ambergris (file picture), a U.K. boy’s find may fetch a fortune.


Sperm whales eject an intestinal slurry called ambergris into the ocean, where the substance hardens as it bobs along. Eventually it gets collected along shores—most often as sheer happenstance, as in the case of eight-year-old Charlie Naysmith in the U.K. a few days ago.

Walking along the beach in Dorset with his dad, the boy found what looked to be a very odd rock. He and his dad used Google to help identify it as ambergris. Weighing more than a pound, it is said to be worth up to U.S. $63,000.

The value of ambergris lies in its role in the fragrance industry. High-end perfumes from houses such as Chanel and Lanvin take advantage of the ability of ambergris to fix scent to human skin.

The smell of ambergris itself varies from piece to piece, ranging from earthy to musky to sweet. If a perfume house’s “nose”—the person responsible for choosing scents—likes the aroma, the ambergris can be worth thousands an ounce.

Though it is illegal to use ambergris in perfumes in the U.S. because of the sperm whale’s endangered status, foreign markets, especially French, remain strong. (Learn secrets of whale evolution in National Geographic magazine.)

Scientists still don’t know for sure the exact origins of ambergris. They do know that when sperm whales have a stomach or throat irritant, often a squid beak, they cover it in a greasy substance and cast it out.

(Rare Pictures: Giant Squid Eaten by Sperm Whale.)

It was once thought the ambergris was ejected by mouth. As of now, the argument seems to be weighted toward the back end of the whale.

Johnna Rizzo is a Departments editor for National Geographicmagazine and the author of the nonfiction children’s book Oceans. More of her writing on ambergris will appear in the magazine’s October issue.








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Watch “JUDY COLLINS & LEONARD COHEN – “Hey, Thats No Way To Say Goobye” 1976″ on YouTube

Hey, That’s no Way to Say Goodbye / Lyrics
I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm
Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm
Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new
In city and in forest they smiled like me and you
But now it’s come to distances and both of us must try
Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

I’m not looking for another as I wander in my time
Walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme
You know my love goes with you as your love stays with me
It’s just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea
But let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie
Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm
Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm
Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new
In city and in forest they smiled like me and you
But let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie
Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Hey, That’s no Way to Say Goodbye lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “The Making of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” | Made in Canada” on YouTube

Suzanne / Lyrics
Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever
And you know that she’s half-crazy but that’s why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her
Then he gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer that you’ve always been her lover

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind

And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him
He said all men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them
But he himself was broken, long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human, he sank beneath your wisdom like a stone

And you want to travel with him, and you want to travel blind
And you think you maybe you’ll trust him
For he’s touched your perfect body with her mind

Now, Suzanne takes your hand and she leads you to the river
She’s wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey on our lady of the harbor
And she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed, there are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love and they wil lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds her mirror

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she’s touched your perfect body with her mind

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Suzanne lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Scientists Reveal the Indispensable Exercises That Can Help Us Live Longer.” on YouTube

Scientists Reveal the Indispensable Exercises That Can Help Us Live Longer.

Not everyone knows that health is wealth. There are many who simply ignore what it takes to remain healthy and live longer. The reason for good health isn’t only to ensure

you live longer, but to have a better quality of life as you age. You have just one life and by making it healthy, you live a fulfilling a happy one enjoying each and every cherished moment with your family and loved ones rather than having them visit you in a hospital several times a vear.

1) The key to good health.

Good health doesn’t mean being a fitness freak or a gym enthusiast who develops and obsession of going to the gym every single day. It’s simply eating healthy, avoiding unhealthy food, being physically active with some exercise

at least thrice a week and of course positive thinking. The key to long life is to ensure your body is in good condition and the more flexible you are is proof that your bones are still supple and not rigid or brittle. Take the following tests to see where you measure up and here is the exercise to live longer.

2) How to test your body’s age. Warm up by stationery or brisk walking

up and down a room. If you have a treadmill at home then ten minutes on that will help pump up your metabolism a bit.

Now perform a forward stretch by bending over and trying to touch your toes or the floor with your hands, How far do you go. Don’t bend your legs, and back too should be straight. Now make a mental mark of where your hand reached and stand up.

3) At 20-25 years, you should be able to touch the floor easily.

If you can touch the floor easily with your legs straiaht it means your muscles are still flexible as mentloned earlier, Inactivity and poor metabolism makes your bones rigid and muscles weak. Get back on track as soon as possible.

4) At 25-38 years, if this is how much you did.

If you can touch the floor with your fingertips with slightly bent knees, it means the exercise isn’t to discomforting. However, those who are physically active will touch their toes even at 38 years of age without bending knees. As mentioned earlier, inactivity and poor metabolism makes your bones rigid and muscles weak. Get back on track as soon as possible.

5) 38 to 50 years.

Your fingers touch only the upper feet but with knees considerably bent and muscles tensed. You feel like standing up immediately. This means at your age, your muscles aren’t strong at all with no flexibility in your body. Between 38 and fifty years healthy people should be able to touch toes with a slight bend in the knee. The exercise will not be discomforting even fthe activity 3 performed ten times.

6) If you are more than 50 years.

You just can’t touch your feet and even when trying to bend over makes your knees bend immediately. You experience a lot of discomfort in such a position. This means that rigidity has set into your body because of no exercise and activity. But!! All is not lost. You’ll be surprised when you gradually start exercising how your body may respond positively. Within a month of exercising you may find you can bend over with no discomfort.

If you keep at it, you may regain a considerable part of your flexibility and at least manage to ouch your feet with a slight bend of the knee.

7) How to improve your flexibility and overall health.

There is no need to get worried if you aren’t happy with your own results. If you want to regain your flexibility back and improve your health, start performing this exercise 30 times a day and after a month you will surprise yourself. However, you should not be suffering from any joint or bone ailments in which case consult with your doctor first.

8) Stretching works wonders for your body.

Such activity where your body is stretched increases circulation and oxygenates your muscles. With more oxygen to your muscles and organs, your health improves drastically. You also regain your flexibility to a great extent.

9) What Tibetan monks say about age and heaMh?

Tibetan monks believe that the age of a person’s body depends on the health of his liver. The liver is also connected to flexibility. A sedentary lifestyle with all the wrong food choices damages your liver and cre3ates a neqative impact on vour muscles and oraans

Bending 30 times daily will strengthen all ligaments, tendons, and yourjoints. What you may be surprised to know is that you can improve your flexibility at any age.

10) Release muscle tension with static gymnastics.

Static gymnastics is good for eliminating internal muscle spasms. It is a simple and easy exercise but it helps to relive the entire body of tension and oxygenates every part of the body. Several muscles are worked out and it can also massage your internal organs.

WeBMD: Sciatica Pain Relief: Medications, Exercises, and Alternative Treatments

As many as 4 out of every 10 people will get sciatica, or irritation of the sciatic nerve, at some point in their life. This nerve comes from either side of the lower spine and travels through the pelvis and buttocks. Then the nerve passes along the back of each upper leg before it divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet.

Anything that puts pressure on or irritates this nerve can cause pain that shoots down the back of one buttock or thigh. The sensation of pain can vary widely. Sciatica may feel like a mild ache; a sharp, burning sensation; or extreme discomfort. Sciatica can also cause feelings of numbness, weakness, and tingling.

Pain may be made worse by prolonged sitting, standing up, coughing, sneezing, twisting, lifting, or straining. Treatment for sciatic pain ranges from hot and cold packs and medications to exercises and complementary and alternative remedies.
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Medications for Relief of Pain From Sciatica

Several types of medications may be used for sciatic pain. Oral medications include:

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen [Advil, Motrin], ketoprofen, or naproxen [Aleve])
Prescription muscle relaxants to ease muscle spasms
Antidepressants for chronic low back pain
Prescription pain medications for more severe pain

Do not give aspirin to a child aged 18 years of age or younger because of the increased risk of Reye’s syndrome.

In some cases, a steroid medication is injected into the space around the spinal nerve. Research suggests these injections have a modest effect when irritation is caused by pressure from a herniated, or ruptured, disc.
Physical Therapy for Sciatica

Sciatica pain may make it difficult to be active. But bed rest is not recommended as a mainstay treatment. To manage new sciatica pain, you may find that certain positions and activities are more comfortable than others.

If symptoms are not severe but persist beyond a couple of weeks, your doctor may recommend physical therapy. The proper exercises may actually help reduce sciatic pain. They can also provide conditioning to help prevent the pain from coming back.

The exercises recommended will depend on what’s causing the sciatica. It’s important to work with a specialist who has experience working with people with sciatica. It’s also important to do the exercises exactly as directed.

To get the proper direction, you will most likely work with one of the following specialists:

Physical therapist
Physiatrist — a doctor who specializes in physical medicine

Complementary and Alternative Remedies for Sciatica Pain Relief

Some people find pain relief from complementary and alternative therapies such as biofeedback and acupuncture. Keep in mind, though, that these therapies have not been shown by scientific studies to help sciatica.

Biofeedback is a technique that helps make it possible to control bodily processes such as heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. It works by using a machine that provides information about the process being addressed. Having that information displayed, the person is often able to find ways to achieve conscious control of these processes. Probably the most common use of biofeedback is to treat stress and stress-related conditions.

Acupuncture is a treatment that uses fine needles inserted at specific locations on the skin called acupuncture points. The points are located along meridians, or channels. The channels are thought to conduct qi, which is said to be the energy or vital force of the body. The theory behind using acupuncture is that pain is thought to result from imbalances or blockages of the flow of qi. Acupuncture is supposed to remove those blockages to restore the balance.

One theory is that stimulating these points produces an effect by stimulating the central nervous system. This, in turn, would trigger the release of chemicals that either alter the experience of pain or produce other changes that promote a sense of well-being.
Surgery for Sciatica

Only a very small percentage of people with sciatica will require surgery. If pain from sciatica persists for at least 6 weeks despite treatment, you may be referred to a specialist. At that point, surgery may be an option. The goal for surgery is to remedy the cause of the sciatica. For example, if a herniated disc is putting pressure on the nerve, then surgery to correct the problem may relieve sciatica pain.

If sciatica symptoms are severe or become progressively worse, then immediate referral to a specialist is necessary.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018
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How to Use Wayback Machine to Archive Websites – Make Tech Easier… I knew it was a good reason to create an access point to the internet archive’s wayback machine: you can find it easily on the right side of my website, should you need to archive your website…

You can find a shortcut to Internet Archive, Wayback Back Machine. On the right side of my website on the front page: check it out, and while at it check out the rest of my widgets!

access point to the internet archive’s wayback machine: you can find it easily on the right side of my website, should you need to archive your website…

How to Use Wayback Machine to Archive Websites

Ryan Lynch

1 year ago

We take the Internet and its wealth of knowledge for granted. Virtually everything is readily accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the click of a button. That is — until it’s not. Websites can go belly up without a moment’s notice, their content gone forever.
It is important to archive content that appears on the Internet for various reasons. Saving websites is a way of preserving human culture, much in the same way we protect and curate books or works of art. Curiosity is a big driver — after all, kids today couldn’t imagine an old Geocities web page in their wildest dreams. Aside from general curiosity, saving websites can allow us to refer back to important information.

It is super convenient to reference info found on the Web. But what happens when that link just points to a 404 error message? In 2013 a Harvard study found that 49% of the websitesreferenced in Supreme Court decisions in the US were now dead ends. How can we prevent vital information like this from disappearing into the virtual ether?

Luckily, the folks at The Internet Archive have developed a tool that can index and archive websites. They call it the Wayback Machine, and it has been archiving websites since 2001. To date, the Wayback Machine has saved over 304 billion web pages.
There are a number of reasons one would want to archive a website. Luckily, The Wayback Machine makes it super easy. Here are the ways in which you can use The Wayback Machine for all your webpage archiving needs.

Which Sites Are Cataloged?

Many popular websites are automatically archived by the Wayback Machine. However, you can use the Wayback Machine to manually archive virtually any page. Websites are often abandoned or changed completely, so the Wayback machine acts as a way to preserve the culture of the Internet by keeping a digital “hard copy” of a website. Be aware that text and images are left intact; however, some outbound links and embedded items (e.g. videos) are not.
It is important to note that The Wayback Machine only scans and archives public sites. This means that password protected sites or ones located on private servers cannot be archived. In addition, if a website prohibits search engines from including it in search results, Wayback Machine will not be able to archive it.

How to Use the Wayback Machine

There are two methods you can use to start archiving websites. Fortunately, both of them are super-easy and don’t require any special know-how. Start by placing your cursor in front of the URL in your browser’s address bar. Type and hit Enter. A dialog box should appear on your screen informing you that the Wayback Machine is saving the page.

The second way to archive a webpage is to use the Wayback Machine archive website. First, navigate to a webpage you want to save and copy the URL. With that done, head to the Wayback Machine archive website. On the right side of this page you will see a header that reads “Save Page Now.” Paste the URL of the webpage you want to save into the text box and click the “Save Page” button.
Regardless of which method you use, the result is the same. Be aware that saving the page can take a while, so be patient and let it do its thing.

Wayback Machine Browser Extension

The Wayback Machine also has an official browser extension for Google Chrome. Using it to archive web pages is super easy. Simply navigate to a page you want to archive, click on the Wayback Machine icon in your toolbar and click “Save Page Now.”

In addition to making it even easier to save pages, the browser extension has another nifty trick up ts sleeve. Have you ever clicked on a link only to be confronted by a vague 404 error message? Whether it is a valuable source for your research paper or a really good recipe, it can be incredibly frustrating. With the Wayback Machine extension installed, that frustration could turn into a sigh of relief. When your browser runs into a dead end, the extension will search the archive to see if there is a saved copy on the Wayback Machine. If there is, it will ask you if you would like to visit that page.
If you don’t use Chrome, don’t fret. There is a Wayback Machine extension available for Firefox; however, it is still a work in progress. Additionally, there are plans to develop an extension for Safari users as well.


Do you or your organization have a website that needs to be indexed and archived frequently? If so, manually archiving each individual web page using the methods above can be incredibly tedious and costly. Fortunately, the Internet Archive provides a service called Archive-Itthat can automate the archiving process for you.

This service is not free; however, it can be ideal for those who want to back up their content with a “set it and forget it” mentality. Just stipulate which pages you would like to save and how often. This paid subscription is perfect for those who wish to save their web content on a regular basis.
Do you use the Wayback Machine? If so, do you visit it purely for fun or do you find it a useful tool? Are there other ways to back up content on the Web? Let us know in the comments!

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Today’s Holiday: Gynaecocratia

Today’s Holiday:

The Greek title of this observance is a word that means female rule or government. This stab at feminist revolt is of long tradition in northern Greece, where it is common for women to do all the household work and for most men to take life easy in cafes. Today, in the villages of Komotini, Xanthi, Kilkis, and Serres, that standard is reversed for a day when Gynaecocratia is celebrated. The women gather in village cafes to socialize, while the men stay at home cleaning house, tending the babies, and generally looking after household tasks. At dusk, the men join their wives in celebrations. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Emily Greene Balch (1867)

Today’s Birthday:
Emily Greene Balch (1867)

Balch was an American economist and sociologist who taught at Wellesley College until her dismissal in 1918 for opposing US involvement in World War I. She was a co-founder, along with Jane Addams, of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and served as its international secretary from 1919 to 1922. In 1946, she shared the Nobel Peace Prize with longtime YMCA leader John R. Mott. Balch was among the first graduates of what American college in 1889? More…: