"A Happy Heart Makes its own Song"

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Make one person happy each day and in forty years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

Don't waste a minute being unhappy. If one window closes - run to the next window - or break down a door.

Happy people roll with the punches. They know from experience that everything changes. Today's good fortune may vanish tomorrow, today's crises may turn out to be tomorrow's good fortune.

I'm going to be happy today, Though the skies may be cloudy and grayNo matter what may come my way I'm going to be happy today.

Friendship sOng(",)

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In My Life...

There are places I rememberAll my life, though some have changed

Some for ever, not for better

And some have gone, and some remained

All these places had there moments

With lovers and friends that I still can recall

Some are dead and some are livingIn my life, I loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers

Still no one, compares with you

And these memories loose their meaning,

When I think of love as something new

No I will never, ever loose affection

For people and things that went before

I'll often stop and think about them

In my life, I loved you moreI know I'll never ever loose affection

For people and things that went before

I'll often stop to think about them

In my life, I loved you more

In my life, I loved you more

Interesting Turtle Facts~

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There's a lot to admire about turtles and tortoises. They seem to have a steadfast character, and a plodding yet undeniable gait that sooner or later gets them to where they are going. Here are some other facts about these creatures that may make you scratch your shell in wonder.
Testudo, the Latin word for tortoise, shell, arch or vault, was also the name given to a technique used by Roman soldiers in warfare. Standing close together, in the shape of a rectangle, they held their shields flat over their heads, to form a protective dome, allowing them to approach the enemy en masse, unharmed by spears, stones and arrows.
The black soft-shelled turtle figures importantly in Hindu mythology. The animals are believed to represent the souls of long ago sinners, transformed into reptiles by a 13th century saint, are in a tank attached to a temple in Bangladesh. Each animal is considered sacred, and so none can be removed.

25 facts abOut Coffee~

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25 things you didn't know about coffee.
65 countries in the world grow coffee. They are all along the equator, within the tropics.
Coffee is not grown anywhere in the United States except Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
In 1675 Charles II, King of England issued a proclamation banning Coffee Houses. He said that they were places where people met to plot against him.
30% of coffee drinkers in US added a sweetener of some kind to their coffee, compared with 57% in UK.
October 1st is official "Coffee Day" in Japan.
Scientists have discovered more than 800 different aromatic compounds in coffee.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world (oil is the first.)
Brazil produces around 40% of the world's coffee supply.
A Belgian named George Washington invented instant coffee in 1906.
Coffee has been used as a beverage for over 700 years.
Black coffee with no sugar contains no calories.
More than 20 million people worldwide, work in the coffee industry.
There are two species of coffee plant: Arabica and Robusta.
75% of the world's coffee comes from the Coffea Arabica plant.
Drinking a single cup of coffee that has been brewing for 20 minutes provides the body with 300 phytochemicals which act as antioxidants and stay in the body for up to a month.
In days gone by, Turkish bridegroom had to promise that they would always provide their new wives with coffee.
Espresso Coffee has just one third of the caffeine content of ordinary coffee.
Coffee beans are really berries. Each berry contains two beans (pips).
An expert in preparing Turkish coffee is known as a "kahveci".
The Nicaraguan Margogpipe is the largest of all coffee beans.
It takes 40 coffee beans to make an espresso.
One coffee tree yields less than half a kilo of coffee per year.
A coffee tree lives for between 60 and 70 years.
Worldwide, more 1400 millions cups of coffee are drunk every day.
Caffeine, which is found in coffee, increases the effect of some painkillers, especially aspirin and paracetamol.

Ten Tips for Exam Success!!!

Posted by are_you(",) | 2:12 PM | 0 comments »

Select a productive study location
Choose an area free from distractions (roommates, television, computer).
Suggestions: library, study lounge, student center, coffee shop

Prepare in advance
Use a day planner and designate specific times to accomplish specific tasks.
Avoid “cramming”

Analyze your old exam results
Consider what types of questions you missed (multiple choice, short answer, matching, etc.).
Where did the exam questions come from (textbook, lecture, study aid)?

Decide on and adopt the study strategies that work best for you
Keep in mind that different types of exams/classes will require you to use different study strategies.

Practice what will be required of you on the exam
If your exam is problem based, work on problems (it does little good to just read your math book).
If your exam is all essay, spend some time considering what topics will likely be covered andmake a brief outline.

Be assertive in seeking assistance
Utilize office hours

Stay relaxed and confident

Remind yourself that you are well-prepared and are going to do well.
Choose a good spot to take the exam (enough room to work, away from any distractions).
Don’t talk to other students before the exam; anxiety is contagious.

When writing an essay exam, get right to the point:

State your main point in the first sentence.

Use the first paragraph to provide an overview of your essay.
Use the rest of your essay to discuss supporting points in detail.

Back your points up with specific information and examples from readings and lecture.

Leave time to review your exam

Make sure you have answered all of the questions.
Proofread your writing for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Check your math answers for careless mistakes.

Reward yourself after the exam
Take some time to do something you like to do (read a magazine, exercise, see a movie).

Once the exam is over, do not dwell on past mistakes or immediately start studying for your next exam.

~eye care Tips~

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Eye Care Tips
Take A vitamin diet to make eyes brighter. (papaya, eggs, fish, milk, cilantro etc.,) Wash eyes with cold water to get sparkling eyes.
Put sliced cucumber over your eyes to treat dark circles.
Put potato slices on your eye to get rid off those dark circles.
Soak amla overnight in water and use this water the next morning to wash the eyes.
Soak cotton in Luke warm milk and cover eyes with it for 15 min.
To soothe tired eyes, dip cotton pads in chilled milk and place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Now relax completely.
To completely relax the eyes and the surrounding muscles, close your eyes and think of something that is pleasant or soothing and at a distance. Now gently open your eyes and look into the distance. Next focus on an object at arm's length. Do this extremely relaxing exercise four or five times a day.
If your eye twitches, or your eyes are red and feeling itchy, massage your scalp with curd.
Soak 1 tsp. dry amla in one cup of water overnight. Next morning strain it through a muslin cloth and then add one extra cup of water. Splash your eyes with this solution each morning. This makes your eyes sparkle.
For Puffy Eyes: Grate a potato with its peel and apply on your closed eyelids for about 20 minutes and relax completely. You may even take a nap.
Wash your face before sleeping, and ensure that there is no make-up on your face before you sleep, because, make-up creams may spoil your face as it will be there for the whole night. It is better if no cream is applied. What I feel is, wash your face before sleeping and if at all you want to apply any cream, just apply night cream and none other than that.