Sunday, 3 January 2010

Message Of Hope

Each New Year brings it's own hopes and aspirations, with this in mind I have reproduced below an article that appeared on Sky News.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged Britons to show a stronger response to suffering in other countries.
Dr Rowan Williams said we could be "amazed by the difference we can make" if people reacted to the plight of strangers as though they were family members.
In his pre-recorded New Year Message he said: "In a world where risk and suffering are everybody's problem, the needs of our neighbours are the needs of the whole human family.
"Let's respond just as we do when our immediate family is in need or trouble.
"We may be amazed by the difference we can make."
Dr Williams described the last decade as "terrible and gruelling" - but added lessons could be learned.
"Before we shrug our shoulders and lower our expectations, let's not lose sight of one enormous lesson we can learn from the last decade," he said.
"The truth is that there are fewer and fewer problems in our world that are just local.
"Suffering and risk spread across boundaries, even that biggest of all boundaries between the rich and the poor.
"Crises don't stop at national frontiers. It's one thing that
terrorism and environmental challenge and epidemic disease have taught us."
He said the Millennium Development Goals, eight key objectives about tackling poverty and disease, "summed up for a lot of us the hopes we had for a new look at our world".

Awesome Wildlife

It's improved since they brought
Gordon Ramsey in!

Questions You Just can't Answer

You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?
If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
How do you tell when you run out of invisible ink?
Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?

Funny Signs

Sexercise Your Way To Fitness In 2010

What great news for me and my fellow couch potatoes. A new BBC report recommends having more sex as a way to keeping fit during 2010. Forget the gym, road running, jogging, aerobics and all that nonsense, just stay in bed and have plenty of sex. Like the idea? Read on.

The NHS has some new advice for people struggling to schedule a fitness routine into their daily lives - a workout between the sheets.
According to the NHS Direct website, "sexercise" can lower the risk of heart attacks and helps people live longer.
Endorphins released during orgasm stimulate immune system cells, which also helps target illnesses like cancer, as well as wrinkles, it states.
Sexual health experts said such claims could not be scientifically proven.
"It's good to see the NHS are promoting sexual wellbeing," Dr Melissa Sayer told the Guardian newspaper.
"Yes, there is evidence that sex has benefits for mental well being, but to say there is a link with reduced risk of heart disease and cancer is taking the argument too far."
NHS Direct, however, told the paper the content was "backed by science and clinical evidence" and "isn't just a bit of fun".
'Regular romps'
The advice, published under the headline "Get more than zeds in bed", is one of several sexual health-related articles to be found on the NHS Direct website.
Sex with a little energy and imagination provides a workout worthy of an athlete, the article says.
"Forget about jogging round the block or struggling with sit-ups.
"Sex uses every muscle group, gets the heart and lungs working hard, and burns about 300 calories an hour."
The advice suggests "regular romps this winter" could lead to a better body and a younger look.
Increased production of endorphins "will make your hair shine and your skin smooth," it adds.
"If you're worried about wrinkles - orgasms even help prevent frown lines from deepening."
The article goes on to say that orgasms release "painkillers" into the bloodstream, which helping keep mild illnesses like colds and aches and pains at bay.
The production of extra oestrogen and testosterone hormones "will keep your bones and muscles healthy, leaving you feeling fabulous inside and out".