in the right direction

I wish I could say that the last three months have been a breeze. I wish I could say that. The truth is that they’ve sucked. It hasn’t been all bad, of course, but I don’t think you could pay me to relive them. I don’t mean that to sound like a complete Debbie-downer moment…the flip side of that coin is that I’m really, truly excited about what the next chapter holds! Aside from the Algebra class, all of my classes for the fall term are things directly relating to what I want to do! Biology, nutrition and a double dose of psychology!

And even the Algebra class is a little exciting; I’m starting to feel like I’m grasping the concepts in the current math class, which leaves me optimistic for the next. Also? I love autumn. I have a night in a North Florida hotel room already booked for September and I’m hoping to get to see the leaves in all their colorful glory. I love those rare days where it isn’t humid here and we get a wonderful breeze whipping through our hair. I love seeing all the kids get dressed up for Halloween. I love Thanksgiving. I love pumpkins and mums. (Mums! Sean! Mums! LOL Wedding flowers!!

That would be AWESOME!) I wait until well into December to put Christmas decorations up because I want to milk every minute possible out of the autumn ones. I love the way the sun hits the earth at that time of year; the golden sunlight that only happens then. I love that it’s dark before 8pm. I love all of it!

And I can’t think of a better way to end 21 days of grateful blogging. Truth: the last three weeks haven’t been perfect, but I think it’s helped. I definitely seem to be more resilient when something does come up that upsets me or otherwise throws me for a loop. We can’t expect to be happy 24/7, but being able to pick up the pieces within a few hours rather than days is definitely a step in the right direction.

medical school

I begin medical school at Mount Sinai in the fall, which is why this little narrative—all about Wall Street and why it is not evil—must be as brief as it is. I feel qualified to write it because I spent the past year working as an analyst at a very interesting wealth management firm in New York City called Gilder Gagnon Howe.

I also feel—very strongly, despite the other tasks looming before me—that this is a project worth undertaking, completing, and sending out into the world, because the way we vilify Wall Street in this country is totally unnecessary, and hurts us as a society in all sorts of ways. At the very least, we should learn to refrain from asking people who work on Wall Street whether they sleep well at night, despite the immorality of their profession.

For my argument itself, my strategy will be divided in two; I’ll be taking something of a pincer approach. On the one hand, I’ll describe the responsibilities, and daily lives, of my co-workers in such detail that it will be blazingly clear that there’s really no room left over for evil. I’ll attempt to show that—in its purest form, at least—working on Wall Street is so demanding that there is barely time to take your spouse out to dinner in Williamsburg, much less mastermind a scheme to drain the unsuspecting public of their hard-earned dollars.

On the other hand, I’ll make my own awkward and amateurish attempt at justifying the actual usefulness, to this great country and all of its people, of the work that Wall Street does. I’m no economist, no academic, no expert of any kind—but if I do have one talent, it’s explaining complicated things in an accessible, if sometimes slightly reductive, way. I believe that I’ve identified at least a few reasons why Wall Street is actually very useful to us Americans, and I think I can explain what those are. Whether I’m overlooking other essential functions, or misrepresenting the relative importance of the functions I do discuss, is a question for the academics to dispute.

the President of Zuffa

The Gracie's invented this style of Martial Arts in Brazil, and eventually brought it over to the States to gain popularity here, and it did indeed! The only rules in these fights were no eye-gouging and no biting, but other than that anything goes! This idea included head butts and groin kicks or punches.

The event became very popular as people were drawn to the violence. This sport was becoming more and more popular, with young and old, even women were getting into this sport. There was someone who was not so much a fan though, Senator John McCain. McCain along with many other Politicians denounced the sport for its brutal nature. Senator John McCain was so adamant about banning the UFC he was successful in making it illegal in all but 3 states.

McCain, who is known for having large connections in boxing, also had it removed from about 90% of pay-per-views and cable channels, even the underground Indie channels. UFC was heading down a long and spiral road towards the toilet.

In Japan though, people were busy building up Pride Fighting Championship. Pride fights were generally fought in a traditional ring with a few different rules than UFC. Around 2001, the UFC was happily bought by the "Zuffa Organization" owned by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who had plenty of money and connections to back this sport financially.

Dana White is the President of Zuffa. White somehow managed to bring UFC back to it's rightful viewers with minimal punches. He had the sport sanctioned in most states, even the one's McCain had it banned from.

support Earth Hour

To support Earth Hour the property will be turning off all air conditioning for an hour. All the external lighting is run off batteries supplied by solar cell power and all hot water on that day will be supplied by solar hot water and the Bistro will be lit by just candles nu skin.

Hundreds of other businesses and landmarks have already signed up for WWF's Earth Hour 2012 and getting involved as a company is easy - simply sign up online and switch off your building's non-essential lights on the night chenille patch.

Colin Butfield, Head of Campaigns WWF-UK says; 'WWF's Earth Hour it not about saving an hour's electricity. It's something much bigger. It's about people coming together to put the focus on this brilliant world we all share - and how we need to protect it. Not just for an hour a year, but every day property in brazil.

make you happy

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for realnuskin hong kong!

When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do nuskin product.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

human brain


The digital three-dimensional model called "BigBrain" was produced from the thousands of sections made from the brain of a 65-year-old woman. Its resolution is finer than a human hair, so it can reveal clusters of brain storage solution.

A 65-year-old woman’s brain was cut into 7,400 slices to create the most detailed three-dimensional atlas of the human brain ever made, bringing researchers one step closer to reverse-engineering the brain’s convoluted circuitry.

Brain atlases are essential reference tools for researchers and physicians, to determine which areas are “lighting up” during a task or thought process, or during image-guided surgery. The better the atlas resolution, the better doctors can target ever-smaller parts of the brain and their individual function.

The atlas creators, who are from Canada and Germany, have made the ultrahigh-resolution model — 50 times more detailed than a typical scan — publicly available in a free online format. The authors also published their work in the journal Science on Thursday Hong Kong Company Secretary.

The atlas, called BigBrain, offers a common basis for open, worldwide scientific discussion on the brain, said author Karl Zilles of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf 亞洲知識管理學院.

Zilles pointed to a novel treatment for Parkinson’s disease called deep brain stimulation, where electrical impulses are sent through electrodes implanted into specific points in the brain. He said BigBrain may open the doors for more accurate localization of electrode placement and thus render treatment more effective Cable manufacturer.

their misfortune

Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, but they had finally saved enough money and had gotten passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States.

The entire family was filled with anticipation and excitement about life in America. However, seven days before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy but hung a yellow sheet on the Clarks' front door. Because of the possibility of rabies, they were being quarantined for fourteen days.

The family's dreams were dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to America as they had planned. The father, filled with disappointment and anger, stomped to the dock to watch the ship leave—without the Clark family. The father shed tears of disappointment and cursed both his son and God for their misfortune.

Five days later, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland—the mighty Titanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds of lives with it. The Clark family was to have been on that ship, but because the son had been bitten by a dog, they were left behind in Scotland.