Aug 8, 2013

Obama's Treason in Benghazi

10 Scientifically Proven Activities to Increase Happiness



We’ve explored exercise in depth before, and looked at what it does to our brains, such as releasing proteins and endorphins that make us feel happier, as you can see in the image below.
Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Of course, how well (and how long) you sleep will probably affect how you feel when you wake up, which can make a difference to your whole day. Especially this graph showing how your brain activity decreases is a great insight about how important enough sleep is for productivity and happiness:
Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

3.  Move Closer to Work

Our commute to the office can have a surprisingly powerful impact on our happiness. The fact that we tend to do this twice a day, five days a week, makes it unsurprising that its effect would build up over time and make us less and less happy. According to The Art of Manliness, having a long commute is something we often fail to realize will affect us so dramatically:
… while many voluntary conditions don’t affect our happiness in the long term because we acclimate to them, people never get accustomed to their daily slog to work because sometimes the traffic is awful and sometimes it’s not. Or as Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert put it, “Driving in traffic is a different kind of hell every day.”

4.  Spend Time with Friends and Family
Staying in touch with friends and family is one of the top five regrets of the dying. If you want more evidence that it’s beneficial for you, I’ve found some research that proves it can make you happier right now. Social time is highly valuable when it comes to improving our happiness, even for introverts. Several studies have found that time spent with friends and family makes a big difference to how happy we feel, generally. 
5.  Go Outside
In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor recommends spending time in the fresh air to improve your happiness:
Making time to go outside on a nice day also delivers a huge advantage; one study found that spending 20 minutes outside in good weather not only boosted positive mood, but broadened thinking and improved working memory…

6.  Help Others
One of the most counterintuitive pieces of advice I found is that to make yourself feel happier, you should help others. In fact, 100 hours per year (or two hours per week) is the optimal time we should dedicate to helping others in order to enrich our lives. 
7.  Practice Smiling
Smiling itself can make us feel better, but it’s more effective when we back it up with positive thoughts, according to this study:
A new study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts–such as a tropical vacation or a child’s recital–improve their mood and withdraw less.
Of course it’s important to practice “real smiles” where you use your eye sockets. It’s very easy to spot the difference:
Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science
According to PsyBlog, smiling can improve our attention and help us perform better on cognitive tasks:
8.  Plan a Trip
As opposed to actually taking a holiday, it seems that planning a vacation or just a break from work can improve our happiness. A study published in the journal, Applied Research in Quality of Life showed that the highest spike in happiness came during the planning stage of a vacation as employees enjoyed the sense of anticipation:
In the study, the effect of vacation anticipation boosted happiness for eight weeks. After the vacation, happiness quickly dropped back to baseline levels for most people.

9.  Meditate
Meditation is often touted as an important habit for improving focus, clarity and attention span, as well as helping to keep you calm. It turns out it’s also useful for improving your happiness:
In one study, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at the brain scans of 16 people before and after they participated in an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants’ brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.
Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it’s been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier live. I believe that this graphic explains it the best:
Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science
According to Shawn Achor, meditation can actually make you happier long-term:
Studies show that in the minutes right after meditating, we experience feelings of calm and contentment, as well as heightened awareness and empathy. And, research even shows that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness.
The fact that we can actually alter our brain structure through mediation is most surprising to me and somewhat reassuring that however we feel and think today isn’t permanent. 
10.  Practice Gratitude
This is a seemingly simple strategy, but I’ve personally found it to make a huge difference to my outlook. There are lots of ways to practice gratitude, from keeping a journal of things you’re grateful for, sharing three good things that happen each day with a friend or your partner, and going out of your way to show gratitude when others help you.
In an experiment where some participants took note of things they were grateful for each day, their moods were improved just from this simple practice:
The gratitude-outlook groups exhibited heightened well-being across several, though not all, of the outcome measures across the 3 studies, relative to the comparison groups. The effect on positive affect appeared to be the most robust finding. Results suggest that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits.

"Religious" prostitution or marriage - for a day or a few hours. In Islam of course. The term is "muta" close to "puta"

Sources from Google
Nikah mut'ah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hanafi school of Sunni jurisprudence claims that Muta'h marriage contract itself is valid but the condition making it temporary is void, so they consider any

Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law - Al-Islam

Obama: disowned by the African American community as more white than black.

Obama is so unpopular that even African Americans are disowning him saying that he is 50% scary butt biscuit - or something.

When Obama made a drama about Trayvon being like his son, he caused over a 100 black on white crimes - violent ones.  The perps thought they'd be immune from the law - not knowing that States still have a little sovereignity and decency to uphold justice.

There has to be a reason why Obama's transcripts are under lock and key.  The recent gig with Leno shows why.

When all the US embassies are threatened in 2 continents, most presidents will not appear on a late night comedy show.  Well, none have done it so far - until now.  Must be funny to him - unfortunately.

Unfortunately and fortunately is not like irregardless and regardless that one can use interchangably.  Someone should advise the smartest president ever.

Obama's credibility has sank that the only venue where his words are appropriate is in a comedy talk show.  The only thing needed was for Leno to have Daffy Duck end with "That's all folks."

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Stage Fake 'Bloody' Demonstration for Media Consumption (VIDEO)

A video posted on YouTube Tuesday appears to show supporters of the recently ousted Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt staging a demonstration for cameramen and photographers, replete with fake blood and doctors pretending to aid the wounded.


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