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Toms Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 4th May 2011


Hope you are having a great week.


Basic Computer User | Advanced Computer User | Health | Humour | Other

Basic Computer User

A Useful Tool To Grade Text Readbility

Paste text into the box on this page and it will give you various scores on the grade level required to read the text. http://www.perrymarshall.com/grade/

Osama’s doom a scammer boon

Be careful what you click for. Security experts say the news will be a boon for spammers and malware writers who are set to capitalise on the extradorinary news as it trends across search engines and social networks. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/256143,osamas-doom-a-scammer-boon.aspx

Sony says 25 million more users at risk

Sony’s Internet security crisis deepened on Monday with the company revealing hackers had stolen data of another 25 million users of its PC games system in a second massive breach for the consumer electronics giant. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/256276,sony-says-25-million-more-users-at-risk.aspx

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Advanced Computer User

Google Versus Yellow Pages

Some interesting results if you spend $ in either place. http://www.site-reference.com/articles/google-yellow-pages-businesses-oomph

Search Rank Position Checker

This is a very useful tool to determine where in the SERPs your site ranks for a given key word or search term. http://www.further.co.uk/tools/search-position-check/

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If you are tying to conceive...

Researchers reviewed 34 trials involving 2,876 couples who were undergoing treatments like in vitro fertilization and sperm injections. Most of the men involved had low sperm counts or motility.

The research team found that, if the male half of the couple took antioxidants, the couple was more likely to get pregnant and have a succesful pregnancy. Other small trials have shown positive effects of antioxidants on sperm motility and concentration.

Antioxidants help reduce damage done by reactive oxygen species, which damage sperm cells and make it harder for couples to conceive.

From Dr. Jonathan Wright’s newsletter quoting from “Antioxidants May Improve Chances Of Conceiving In Male Subfertility,” Medical News Today (medicalnewstoday.com)

Botox injections can cause you to lose touch with emotions of other people

Botox might leave people looking good but, just when you thought it couldn’t get more superficial, it will also leave them feeling less sensitive to others emotions. http://www.naturalnews.com/032238_Botox_injections_emotions.html

GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)

This blog post will blow you away... http://www.components-of-success.com/planet-earth/%E2%80%9Cscience%E2%80%9D-trying-to-outdo-god-welcome-to-genetically-modified-organisms/

Overweight = Under Nourished?

We’re Getting Fat Because We Eat Too Little of Key, Critical Nutrients! http://7daybellyblastdiet.com/blog/warning-these-vitamins-cause-belly-fat/

Spear a Hangover

To reduce the severity of a hangover, order a side of asparagus. When South Korean researchers exposed a group of human liver cells to asparagus extract, the extract suppressed free radicals and more than doubled the effects of two enzymes responsible for metabolizing alcohol. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-life-saving-tips-in-10-seconds-or-less.html?page=2

To Avoid Diabetes Keep Dairy and Egg Intake Low, Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

an excellent article pulling together data from several pieces of research to arrive at recommendations on how to avoid diabetes. http://www.jonbarron.org/diabetes/predict-insulin-deficiency-natural-health-newsletter

I’d like to introduce you to my new push up mentor

4 years old! GIULIANO STROE INCREDIBLE 30 HAND STAND PUSH-UPS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7RpouRAu2M

If You Think I am a Bit Extreme

on the subject of your health and the need to protect it against the covert operations of drug companies, check out this book written by a constitutional lawyer in the US who has successfully won 7 times against the FDA. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0982059531/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1271467682&sr=8-1-spell&condition=new

Conventional medicine finally admits MS caused by vitamin D deficiency

The research concludes that MS is caused by several factors working in combination but clearly correlates to a lack of vitamin D. http://www.naturalnews.com/032244_multiple_sclerosis_vitamin_D_deficiency.html

From one of my favourite artists, Stevie Nicks

Klonopin is in the Valium family, but Valium is fuzzy and Klonopin is insidious because it’s so subtle that you can hardly tell you took it. I got through 1986 and 1987. Thank God I’d already written the words for my record The Other Side of the Mirror. But what started happening was that if I didn’t take it, my hands started to shake. I felt like I had a neurological disease or Parkinson’s. I started not being able to get to Lindsey Buckingham’s house on time, and I would get there and everybody was drinking, so I’d have a glass of wine. Don’t mix tranquilizers and wine. Then I’d sing horrific parts on his songs, and he would take the parts off. I was hardly on Tango of the Night, which I happen to love.

The next six years were terrible. Looking back on it, I think this therapist was basically a groupie. He loved hearing stories of rock and roll and he started upping my dose. He watched me go from a beautiful, 125-pound, newly sober woman who had the world at her feet to a 170-pound woman who had the lights go out in her eyes.

Finally, in 1993, I’d had enough. I said, “Take me to a hospital.” I went in for 47 days, and it made Betty Ford look like a cakewalk. My hair turned gray and my skin molted. I could hardly walk. You can detox off heroin in 12 days. Coke is just a mental detox. But tranquilizers—they are dangerous. I was terrified to leave, and I came away knowing that that would never happen to me again.

I learned so much in that hospital. I wrote the whole time I was there, stuff that I consider to be some of my best writing ever. I learned that I could have fun and laugh and cry with amazing people and not be on drugs. I learned that I could live my life and still be beautiful and fun and still go to parties and not even have to have a glass of wine. I never went to therapy again after that—why would I? http://www.newsweek.com/2011/05/01/my-favorite-mistake-stevie-nicks.html

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The Blue Suit

The body of a man who’d just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit.

The female blonde mortician asks the deceased’s wife how she would like the body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.

The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the Blonde mortician a blank check and says, ’I don’t care what it costs, please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.’

The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly...

She says to the mortician, ’Whatever this cost, I’m very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I’m very grateful. How much did you spend?’

To her astonishment, the blonde mortician presents her with the blank check.

’There’s no charge,’ she says.

’No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!’ she says.

’Honestly, ma’am,’ the blonde says, ’it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband’s size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice.’

’So I just switched the heads.’


Love is All Around

Interpretive dance by David Armand. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hhFkFXFr7NM&vq=medium#t=20

Don’t Stop Me Now!

Interpretive dance by David Armand. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=bkzsoJf-UsA&vq=large

The Wedding

For those who missed the wedding of the decade... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kav0FEhtLug

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Reverse the EU Ban on Herbs

Unless we defeat this overseas it will happen here too http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_herbal_medicine_ban/?copy

Britain’s Got Talent

This guy is worth listening to http://www.wimp.com/gottalent/

WISE peers deep into space (photos)

When the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) launched in December 2009, it had one goal: to more proficiently map the sky than the infrared telescopes that came before it. If the latest photos released from WISE are any indication, it succeeded in that charge. http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/wise-peers-deep-into-space-photos/6222818?seq=6&tag=thumbnail-view-selector;get-photo-roto

Sound of Noise Trailer

A group of musicians make a terrorist attack by making music in city institutions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo6atXeqyMQ

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Until next time, dream big dreams, read widely, think well of your fellow man, eat food that’s good for you and do the important things that make a difference - they are rarely the urgent ones!


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