Tuesday, February 27

Do you know Binaural beats?

My sincere gratitude to Mr.Bradley Thompson for his fantastic information on binaural beats and how it is effective in activating alpha brain cells.

As per wikipedia Binaural Beats ( for both ears) are auditory processing artifacts, that is apparent sounds, the perception of which arises in the brain independent of physical stimuli. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove.

Binaural beats may influence the brain in more subtle ways through the entrainment of brainwaves and can be used to produce relaxation and other health benefits.

Binaural Beats use specially generated sounds in different frequencies to relax and alter our brain waves bringing about different states of mind such as happiness, creativity, mental calmness.

The scientific community has been aware that certain frequencies are associated wth certain states of mind. For example, the alpha frequency of 8 to 12Hz is present when individuals are in the "zone", in "superlearning", positive-thinking modes. This frequency can be verified through an electroencephalograph (EEG) reading, and can usually only be obtained through meditation.

So, why don't we just LISTEN to that frequency in an attempt to adopt that state of mind?

We could try, however the ears can only typically hear between 20 and 20,000Hz. Frequencies such as 8Hz simply don't register. But if we somehow manage to get the mind to hear those lower frequencies, we'd be able to recreate such states of mind literally on demand.

And that's just what the exact effect of listening to the Binaural Beats with earphone.

I find it very interesting and can be useful for any educational institutions, corporate houses, HRD firms and life coaches.

Please take a look at this informative table and it will certainly explain the science behind Binaural Beats.

EEG and the brain's state

EEG (Electroencephalography) technology is used to measure brain's electrical vibrations from the surface of the scalp. The resulting EEG pattern will contain frequency elements mainly below 30Hz. The frequencies are categorized into four states as follows:
StateFrequency RangeState of Mind
Delta0.5 Hz - 4 HzDeep sleep
Theta4 Hz - 8 HzDrowsiness (also first stage of sleep)
Alpha8 Hz - 14 HzRelaxed but alert
Beta14 Hz - 30 HzHighly alert and focused

I wish I have sufficient funds to buy these life changing CDs and all the products of Mr.Bradley Thompson.

Courtesy with gratitude: Wikipedia and binaural-beats.com


Monday, February 26

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No doubt renters love them and landlords too.


Friday, February 23

Do you know Metafilter?

I know of its existence for sometime but today only found time to review it.

It is a blog contributed by people like you and me. We can register free of cost with Metafilter
and start blogging. But they advise us to hang around a bit at first to get the feel of them.

We are asked to read several blog posts, make a comment or two and then start contributing.
Sure sir, I hung around, browsed a bit by clicking through interesting tags but I am sorry to say that out of a dozen blog posts I read, none interested me to read fully.

May be I should spend more time. I have no intention of hurting anyone of course but speaking out frankly.

But their Ask MetaFilter is a questions and answers area of MetaFilter which I think I will frequent often as I too have a lot to ask about.

Wednesday, February 21

Do you know Lap Band Surgery?

I faintly remember having touched on this interesting topic some time back. However, I don't think I elaborated much and so I take this opportunity to do a bit of research. This information is based on a website lapbandslim that was submitted to my web directory under weight gain and loss category.

In lap band system a surgeon mounted a circular gastric band (lap band) using laproscopic techniques on the stomach, under the abdomen of patient. Lap band is similar to wristwatch, when it is mounted, it tightened the stomach and form a new small pouch or mini stomach having capacity of about 50mls. The mini stomach filled with food very fast and slowed down the passage of food in stomach from top to bottom. This may feels patient fulfill and he will eat less and resulted loses weight.

Features:

*It is interesting to note that there is no question of blood and tissue exposure as there is no cutting incisions or staples.

*Lap band surgery is simple, non-risky and affordable treatment of obesity.

*The time spent in surgery is very less and patient may go for his job instantly after the surgery done.

*In this procedure patient lose weight naturally with constant rate.

*The beneficial fact about lap band system, it is a adjustable surgical weight loss.

*The diameter of band can be changed at any time after surgery.

Saturday, February 10

Pixel advertising.

I thought it has lost its appeal and charm-the web advertising through buying pixel place!

Obviously some have hope on this form of advertising and the system still does exist but definitely on a low profile.

When it was brought on a year ago, people though they could make millions out of selling a pixel luring the advertisers (me included) on the premise that their pixel will remain in the cyber space for ever.

Thats true, but visitors?

Here is one link I happen to visit today. It is Pittsburgh Pixels.
The web site is loaded with distracting advertisements. The pixel price is only 10 cents per pixel.

I noticed a lot of vacant space. Since the price is affordable, it is tempting for me too.

Do you know click Pyramid?

This is not about a pyramid system of earning money but the pyramid principle is applied to create traffic.

ClickPyramid.com is a free web directory for independant bloggers, small businesses, and organizations. What makes them different is their "Pyramid" system for generating web traffic, an optional feature by which your site can be listed on a list.

This is how it works:

  1. You visiting each link below in turn and collect the codes that are presented.
  2. These codes are entered into the form below, along with the website information you would like added to our database.
  3. You are then given a link to a new list, which will have your site first on the list and each one moved down one slot. The bottom site will drop off.
  4. You can then place that link in web advertisements or on your website/blog. Any users who click on it will go through a similar process to add their link, and will spread your link even further.

Theoretically, if you put your link in 5 places, and each one is visited by 5 people who also put their link in 5 places, and so on.

Your website could be viewed by almost 4,000 people for the time it takes to fill out the joining form and then place your link in 5 places! Of course, results will vary wildly based on where the link is placed, and how many people decide to visit it and post their own; still, it doesn't cost anything to try, and who knows what might happen?

If you don't want to spread your link, you don't need to do anything. You will still be listed in the directory and your link will still appear in the "Random Links" throughout this site.

It's free, it's fun, and it only takes a minute, so why not get listed today?

Wednesday, February 7

3000 backlinks in one month.

These are some of the ads we all see daily while browsing:

*3000 back links in one month.

*700 plus one way links for just xx$ per month.

*Free backlinks exchange, join now.


Do you know what will happen when join any such service? Google will drop your website from its index and that is the end of your dreams. Spamdexing is a very serious crime and you can’t deceive Google’s algorithm that keeps changing as new methods of getting link popularity are devised.

Before we engage a professional SEO organization to increase link popularity for our website, we should look into the strategies promised by them to accomplish the task.

Anything done by black hat method will be detected and meet the natural death at the search engines. If we stay on organic course of SEO and persist with the methods suggested by experts like USWeb.com and Blogitive, we are sure getting better search page results.

So what is the best possible way to increase link popularity now?

The best way to increase link popularity is through Blogs because search engines crawl them quite frequently mainly due to the constant update of content.

Please visit Blogitive.com to learn more about this service and how you can finally achieve the top search engine rankings that you never thought was possible.

Just to kill the time, I was browsing through some of the questions that were answered in the 'Travel' category.

Here is the question that is answered by a person called 'Wisequeen'.

Q: Where is the best place in the world to live for standard of living, days of sunshine and beautiful beaches?

Ans: If you want sunshine beautiful beaches and a good standard of living, you could chose between Australia and the beaches of the Western Cape in South Africa. In both these places you can soak up the sun in a civilized and modern society, with restaurants and bars and modern facilities, and yet on the other hand, walk miles on wild beaches where you are not tripping over other people's towels.

The diversity of experiences offered by these two counties has been widely spoken about.
"A world in one country" is how South Africa is described. It does have some crime problems, but so do America, and UK.Where else can you be on a magnificent wine estate, and then see the sea that you will take a swim in, or surf and sail on, all within reach of the best food and places to eat it in. The days of sunshine reach over 300.

Australia has the same diversity and a very similar culture and is very geared towards tourism, as is South Africa.

It seems wisequeen is very knowledgeable because he/she has thousands of points earned for answering a wide array of questions in myriad topics.

Do you blurt?

I repeat the question: Do you blurt?

Ha,ha,ha... don't get offended please.

Come, take a look at http://blurtit.com and you will know what I am referring to.
It is a question and answer website where any question can be asked and if some one can answer, they can do so. The answerer is called a 'Blurter'.

Here is something that is interesting. When I clicked on 'about', I did not find anything written by them but one of the blurter has a question about the web site. Read below:

"Look at the list of categories in the right column on the homepage. Every question goes into a category, from Arts and Culture to Travel. Guaranteed, there is someone who is the "top blurter" for each category, because they are good with that type of information.

All the blurter accounts are free. Questions are free, and so are answers. So you won't have to pay for information.

However, some freelance writers are hired to answer questions and are paid a small amount per question to answer a large number of questions per week. How blurt it makes that money in income, we are not entirely sure. It can't be by means of advertisements, because there aren't any."



So how blurtit supports itself is a bit of a mystery to us at this present time.

Saturday, February 3

Do you know Endodontics?

Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth.

Literally taken, it means study of that which is "inside the tooth".

The most common procedure done in endodontics is root-canal therapy, which involves the removal of diseased pulp tissue. The aim of treatment is to remove irreversibly inflamed or necrotic pulp tissue before infection sets in.

Dentists specializing in this field such as charles brown dds pc are called endodontists and complete an additional 2-3 years of training following dental school.

Charles Brown DDS has already performed literally thousands of crown, root canal and surgical procedures in Hayfield Dental Care where is employed for the past ten years.

Hayfield Dental Care with a team of dentists who received advanced or specialty training has been serving the residents of Alexandria and the surrounding areas since 1987.

What is Grouper?

Grouper is the best place on the web to WATCH, SHARE and CREATE video.

Got a Webcam? Share instantly any video that you record with a webcam. No installation or download required. Video blogging has never been easier

Grouper Networks enables its members to watch, share and create video on the Web, desktop and connected devices and continues to be the leading innovator in the user-generated video space.

Members can browse videos on Grouper.com and post them to a wide variety of third party Web sites directly from Grouper. With one-click, members can add video to their personal pages on MySpace, Facebook, Y!360, Friendster, Blogger, and any webpage.

Grouper Networks is located in Sausalito, California.
For more information visit http://www.grouper.com

Browse by channel, member, or search for anything you can imagine. Thousands of new videos are added daily.

Josh Felser co-founded Grouper in 2004 and serves as its President. Previously, he was President and a co-founder of Spinner.com, acquired by AOL.

Thanks to you Grouper.

Do you know reverse mortgage?

Never heard of it? So am I!

That is why I thought of sharing this with you.

A reverse mortgage (known as lifetime mortgage in the UK) is a loan available to seniors (62 and over in the US), and is used to release the home equity in the property as one lump sum or multiple payments. The home owner's obligation to repay the loan is deferred until the owner dies, the home is sold, or the owner takes refuge in to the old age care.

Seems to be a novel scheme to me, but unfortunately I am not in U.K.

The difference:

In a typical mortgage the home owner makes a monthly amortized payment to the lender; after each payment the equity increases within their property, and typically after 30 years the mortgage is paid in full and the property is released from the lender.

In a reverse mortgage, the home owner makes no payments and all interest is added to the lien on the property. If the owner receives monthly payments, then the debt on the property increases each month.

If a property has increased in value after a reverse mortgage is taken out, it is possible to acquire a second (or third) reverse mortgage over the increased equity in the home. But in certain countries (i.e. US), a reverse mortgage must be the first and only mortgage on the property.

Courtesy: Wikipedia

Friday, February 2

The three Ps of a business.

“In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: People, Product and Profits. Unless you’ve got a good team, you can’t do much with the other two”-Lee Iacocca-Former CEO of Chrysler


How true! I can vouch for this statement because I know the value of the first ‘P’-People when I was a businessman for nearly 6 years.


This statement was very aptly displayed in the web site of A.E.Feldman.com-a headhunters firm of repute since 1967. Yes, a recruiters firm can say that “Unless you’ve got a good team, you can’t do much with the other two Ps-product and profits.


A.E. Feldman Associates, Inc. has maintained a high standard of service and commitment in the recruiting field backed by consistent record of successful placements.


They mainly concentrate in the fields of include financial and risk management services, legal and legal support services, communications and technology, human resources consulting, and luxury products catering to needs of middle to top level management executives.

During these long 40 years, they have built up excellent business relationship with big corporations and consequently earned high respect from the job seekers too.

Who were Gladiators?

By 'Gladiators', I am not referring to the movie but to the ancient Roman swordsmen.
Just read this article for knowledge sake only gentleman.

Gladiators were professional fighters in ancient Rome who fought against each other, wild animals, and condemned criminals, sometimes to the death, for the entertainment of spectators. These fights took place in arenas in many cities during the Roman republic and the Roman Empire.


The gladiatorial games were originally established by the Etruscans, but were later adopted by the Romans as a means of entertainment. The Etruscans believed that when an important man died, his spirit needed a blood sacrifice to survive in the after life.

What a belief!

The first recorded gladiatorial combats took place in Rome in 264 BC, at the start of the First Punic War against Carthage. Decimus Junius Brutus Scaeva staged it in honour of his dead father. It was held between three pairs of slaves, and held in the Forum Boarium. The ceremony was called a munus or “duty paid to a dead ancestor by his descendants, with the intention of keeping alive his memory” (Baker, Gladiator 10). These were held for notable people and were repeated every one to five years after the person’s death.


Public spectacles took place in amphitheatres (like the Colosseum), during the latter half of the day after the fights against animals and public executions of criminals. Initially rich private individuals organized these, often to gain political favour with the public.

The person who organized the show was called the editor, munerator, or dominus and he was honoured with the official signs of a magistrate. Later the emperors would exert a near complete monopoly on staging public entertainment which included chariot racing in the circus, hunts of wild animals, public executions, theatrical performances and gladiator fights. There was usually musical accompaniment.

Emperor Trajan organized as many as 5,000 gladiator fighting pairs. Gladiator contests could take months to complete.

Gladiators could be also the property of a wealthy individual who would hire lanistae to train them in specialized training schools. Several senators and emperors had their own favourites.

Do you know that Gladiator fights were first outlawed by Constantine I in AD 325?

Source: Wikipedia

Do you know Christian Dior was heir to a fertilizer fortune?

The Parisians know better Christian Dior than any other people in the world.

The fashion conscious women of today are staunch loyalists of his brand of cloths and perfumes.
But originally Christian Dior was heir to a fertilizer fortune born in Granville, France in 1905.

In 1945 he designed for Marcel Boussac. Boussac, a man who'd made his fortune from fabic was interested in Diors new idea that involved using lots of layers of extravagant fabrics.

Dior's first collection, Corolle Line, premiered in 1947. He established his main fashion house in 1949; Christian Dior New York Inc.

Twelve years after his first fashion store started in 1946, he expanded his business to 15 countries and had over 2000 employees. (Source: perfumes-shop.biz)

The biggest clients were North American: Hollywood stars, New York socialites and department store buyers who bought the exclusive rights to individual designs to be made up by their own seamstresses.

Pierre Cardin:
As the most prestigious Paris couture house, Dior attracted the most talented assistants. One was Pierre Cardin, an Italian-born tailor who was Dior’s star assistant in the late 1940s before leaving to begin his own business.

Courtesy:Wikipedia

Thursday, February 1

Do you know Moe Money Maker?

Everyone remembers this old proverb: ‘Money saved is Money produced’.

Ebates is all about saving money and getting cash back whenever you shop online.

Ebates is a well known online shop with more than 800 stores online.

If one becomes a member of Ebates free of cost like me, one can enjoy benefits like 25% cash back, savings coupons and other exciting offers etc.

Of their 8oo odd stores, apple is one which sells various consumer electronics such as iPod nano, iPod shuffle, MacBook notebook, Mac mini desktop, iMac desktop and Apple TV and more.

Ebates offers a unique reminder service called ‘Moe Money Maker’ to its members. It is a downloadable service. They offer this 25% cash back and other coupons from the money they earn as commission from the merchandise partners.

Enjoy free shipping on any orders worth $50 at apple.

Unless you visit their web site and compare the prices with other online shops, you won’t believe me.

Educate yourself;educate others.

The service, created for compiling educational resources by its users, regularly displays links to educational content pertaining to topics such as business, science, health and the like. Like ‘howto’ and ‘genuine answers’, this web site is great boon for students, teachers and parents.

Qoolsqool is a free and open educational resource for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.

Qoolsqool's mission is to take advantage of 21st century technologies to advance knowledge and education around the world and reach to people with a need or a desire to learn or teach.

Thanks to the World Wide Web, today ANYBODY CAN LEARN and TEACH.

From quantum Physics to your favorite apple pie recipe;
From computational biology to aquariophilist tutorials;
From graphic design to weekend painting hobbies;

If you have access to a blog, web account or internet browser, YOU CAN LEARN OR TEACH, you can SHARE KNOWLEDGE with other members of the internet community.


Qoolsqool is created to help you reach people who share your interests. Submit your courses to qoolsqool and members of our community who share your interests will rank and comment on your submissions. In turn, this will allow you to improve your work.

If you make a habit of using qoolsqool regularly, if you contribute to our community's efforts to share knowledge on a global scale, you are bound to better yourself and others around the world.

You can search qoolsqool directly from your Google toolbar, no need to open the qoolsqool website to search for free educational material!

Say you you are looking for free audiobooks and you type "audiobook" in your Google toolbar.

If you clicked "Go", Google would return a world wide web search including non-free audiobooks and ads... This is not what you are looking for.

Instead, if you click on the qoolsqool button, the search is narrowed to the list of free audiobooks ranked and annotated by the qoolsqool community.

At any time, you can take a quick look at qoolsqool's best material of the day in a drop-down menu!

By rolling over titles, you even get a description of what each title refers to.

Share this friends.

Do you know Sproose?

Well, the new technology Web 2.0 is catching up fast and I like this interactive technology with all those social search engines, social bookmarking and collaborative blogging and of course the more popular online communities like yahoo 360 and the likes of it.

Sproose, the emerging leader in interactive search engines, provides peer-moderated, ranking, prioritizing and community networking for consumer use. Providing the power of social networking to rank and refine Web searching, Sproose delivers results that matter.

With its proprietary "Knowledge Rank" moderated directory technologies, Sproose users can effectively categorize and index sites, tailored for personal or group use and through collective moderation and scoring, can sort through existing sites to assemble only the most relevant results.

To ensure privacy, interactive personalization and rating of search results are done without downloading applications.

It reminds of of Technorati and Boing Boing when Sprrose says that each search result page can be tagged by users with custom keywords. This allows the classification of web pages on multiple topics.

Acknowledgement: Sproose.com

Hunab Ku-The Great Mayan God.

Being familiar with the Hindu mythology, I found Mayan mythology very much similar to it. I love reading about our ancestors irrespective o...