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Who'da thunk it? According to a recent article from Men's Health:
Baskin Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake 2,600 calories 135 g fat (59 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats) 263 g sugars 1,700 mg sodium
It has more than a day's worth of calories and three days worth of saturated fat, and, worst of all, usually takes less than 10 minutes to sip through a straw. But, don't get me wrong - I love this shake! :)
Eat This Instead! (and ask for two spoons) 2-Scoop Hot fudge Sundae Chocolate and Vanilla 530 calories 29 g fat (19 g saturated fat) 52 g sugars
How do you sell your stuff to someone who is also concerned about losing their job? If you're Hyundai, you offer a year-long return policy where customers can return their vehicles should they lose their job or suffer some other "life-altering circumstance" such as a transfer. Take a look at your return policies, payment plans and guarantees. Do they relieve the stress of spending money on your stuff?
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Here's how to get rid of the things you no longer need but can't bear to throw out:
Put them in a box with a label indicating a date two or three years from now - but don't list the contents on the label.
Store the box in the attic or the basement, or wherever is convenient.
Once a year, examine the labels. When you come across a box whose date has passed, throw it out without opening it. Since you don't know what's inside, you'll never miss it.
Of course, you can stop things from accumulating by getting in the habit of throwing them out now, rather than later. Every time you start to store something in the back of your closet or attic, ask yourself, "Do I really want to save this?" Discipline yourself now.
This is a great success story on how technology (and caring people) have helped raise money for this family. Please read the story. This is a great testament that the world is a good place and people do really care. This is also a great example of what you can do to help others in need, and how technology can help. Yes, there are organizations worldwide that help the poor and underprivileged, but this is something that you can do to help those in your neighborhood, city, or state.
Using a computer for long periods is one of the most common causes of eyestrain. This type of eyestrain is called computer vision syndrome. Here are some tips for reducing computer eye strain:
Compared with when you are reading printed material, when you are using a computer, your eyes blink about five times less often. Blinking is good! Blinking produces tears that can help moisten and lubricate your eyes.
Keep the top of your screen at eye level or below so that you look down slightly at your work.
If you work in a very bright office environment, you could reduce overhead lighting to make your surroundings the same brightness (or slightly dimmer) than the background on your screen. Computer monitor is a source of light itself, so it doesn’t require additional illumination. Use a floor or desk lamp to throw a spotlight on papers. Too much contrast between the screen and the surrounding environment can cause eyestrain.
Take eye breaks. Throughout the day, give your eyes a break by forcing them to focus on something other than on your computer screen. Try to give yourself a five-minute rest every hour.
Act as if failure is impossible, and your success will be assured. Wipe out every thought of not achieving your objectives, whether they are material or spiritual. Be brave, and set no limits on the workings of your imagination. Never be a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. You will never be the same.