Monthly Archive:: January 2011

There are a couple of reasons why most people fail in their attempt to gain more muscle mass: A. Improper diet. Most people are not eating enough protein and eating too many simple carbs. They are not stressing their muscles during each workout. You don’t have to kill yourself, but you must subject your body to out of the ordinary stress each workout to grow muscle. B. They lack consistency. They do not stay focused throughout the entire 12-week period. If they don’t see results immediately, they get discouraged and quit. You have got to stick with your plan. No program will work for you if you are not consistent. To get results, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes, and work

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Many Americans are having difficulties falling asleep at night. Instead of sleeping and dreaming they roll around in their beds trying to fall asleep. The result usually is people not rested enough in the morning and tired all day. This results in stress and less performance on the job or at home. We have developed a list of 6 powerful tips that have helped us to achieve better sleep. 1) Room temperature: Keeping the temperature in your bedroom at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or below is recommended. Too often an overheated bedroom is causing sleep problems. Scientific studies show that the body can better relax with temperatures at 70 degrees or slightly below. 2) Reduce caffeine. A recent study showed that caffeine is not metabolized efficiently

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U2 was founded in 1976 and features Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards, and background vocals, Adam Clayton on bass guitar, and Larry Mullen, Jr. on drums and background vocals.  The band found popularity in the mid 1980’s and is still wildly popular today.  They have sold about 50.5 million albums in the United States alone, and approximately 170 million across the globe. Six of U2 albums were #1 in the U.S., and the band has won more Grammy Awards than any living or past recording artists, with 22 under their belt.  In its April 2004 issue, Rolling Stone magazine, named U2 in its 50 “greatest rock & roll artists of all time” and in the

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Colombian superstar Shakira was named International Female Artist of the Year at the NRJ Music Awards in France on Saturday. The singer also received the International Song of the Year trophy for her track ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)’, reports the Daily Star. While Usher was crowned International Male Artist of the Year at the 12th annual prizegiving ceremony, held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes. Black Eyed Peas stars Will.i.am and Apl.de.ap picked up the International Group of the Year and Concert of the Year honours on behalf of the hip-hop group. Lady Gaga and Beyonce were also celebrated for their Telephone collaboration, which was voted Music Video of the Year. And Justin Bieber won the International Revelation Of

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Weight loss is one of those subjects that everyone is always talking about. It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing or hearing some type of weight loss message. Stories of the dangers of not losing weight appear regularly on the nightly news. Retail outlets and the Internet both are full of weight loss books and products. Weight loss is discussed in medical centers and at schools and even in the work place. If you’re trying to lose weight, here are a few tips to get you going. Tip #1 – Stop Talking About Weight Loss! All that talk about how much you want to lose weight isn’t going to make the weight come off. You’ve got to take action, starting right now. So take

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Have exercise misconceptions prevented you from starting an exercise program? Clear up any confusion and let these exercise tips improve your workout routine. Hopefully none of these common exercise myths, mistakes and misconceptions have prevented you from working out. 1. Common Mistake: Failure to set goals. Do you exercise without a clear goal in mind? Having a clear goal set is a critical step in exercise and weight loss success.  Tracking your progress in a journal will help ensure you see your improvements, will help motivate you and help you meet your ultimate goal. 2. Common Misconception: No Pain, No Gain. Pain is your body’s way of letting you know something is wrong. Do not ignore this. When you go beyond exercise and testing yourself,

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Blogging is your online diary of events, thoughts or for the business person a reserve of articles and comments directed toward your business. That definition is just the beginning of what blogging is becoming — it’s becoming much more. Since Google Adsense has allowed Google Ads to occupy a place on your blog — additional revenue, is at your disposal. “Oh”, you say, “is that all?” No way. There are some individuals that do not have a website, but are utilizing their blog or multiple blogs to create an income, even testing the waters before a website goes up, and again, creating a presence on the web. And as for advertising for your blog — take a look at BlogSnob at http://blogsnob.simpleads.net. Your Blog, Your

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A blog is basically an online journal wherein you can digitally pen down your thoughts, ideas, opinions and practically anything that you want people to read. Blogs come in different styles, formats, and settings, depending on the preference of the user. Many blogging sites, offer built in features such as hyperlink, straight texts, pictures etc. Some blogging sites, even allow you to put video and mp3’s on your blogs. Instead of writing texts, some bloggers choose to make their blogs more audio friendly, by using spoken word entries. This is called audio blogging. Basically a blog contains these features: title- which allows you to label your post body- this is the content of your post trackback- other sites can be linked back to your blog

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London, Jan 22 – ‘X Factor’ judge Cheryl Cole has apparently decided against living with rumoured boyfriend Derek Hough when she relocates to LA. The dancer spent the past couple of months kitting out his new LA pad with Cole’s favourite soft furnishings – only to be snubbed at the last minute. “Cheryl told him she would spend a lot of time at his, but she needs her own space. She wants to remain independent and not just become ‘Derek’s girlfriend’. It’s clearly a wise move that has in part been steered by Simon Cowell because she needs to become a star in her own right,” the Sun quoted a source as saying. Cole will now rent a luxury apartment for her first six months

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“Black Swan” actress Mila Kunis “stands by” every movie she has ever made, not just those which have been critically successful. The actress acknowledges some of her previous cinematic outings have not been commercially or critically successful, but believes the projects she has previously undertaken have helped lift her career to the point it is now at, reports contactmusic.com. “I stand by every movie that I did. I don’t regret any decision I made. Whatever I did, I always grew, whether as an actress or a person. And in my experience, you never know what movie is going to open what door for you. It’s always the ones you least expect,” she said. Though Mila has won rave reviews for her performance in “Black Swan”,

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NEW YORK – Apple says that its app store has hit the 10 billion downloads mark. The milestone, announced on Apple Inc.’s website Saturday, arrives as the company’s hugely popular smart phone is likely to become even more popular with the addition next month of Verizon Wireless as a carrier. The company has sold tens of millions of iPhones since the device launched in 2007 and continues to expand the use of apps with its iPad tablet computer. Its app store has drawn an army of software developers hoping to piggyback on the company’s success. The store now boasts more than 350,000 different programs for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Apple said it would give the 10 billionth person to download an app a

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Mumbai: ICICI Bank posted net profit (consolidated) of Rs 2,039 crore  for the third quarter ended December 31, 2010, up 77.5 per cent from Rs 1,149 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. Total income for the quarter was up 8.7 per cent at Rs 15,415.8 crore from Rs 14,176.8 crore. Operating profit for the quarter at Rs 2342.6 crore, dipped from Rs 2368.8 crore. Current and savings account (CASA) ratio increased to 44.2 per cent at December 31, 2010 from 39.6 per cnet at December 31, 2009. Net non-performing asset ratio declined to 1.16 per cent at December 31, 2010 from 2.19 per cnt at December 31, 2009. Fee income increased 14.3 per cent to Rs 1,625 crore ($363 million) in Q3-2011 from Rs

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London, Jan 22  British actress Sienna Miller admits she isn’t a ‘perfect person’ and thinks people should pay more attention to her acting than her personal life. The 29-year-old actress who is engaged to actor Jude Law for the second time after rekindling their romance in 2009, three years after they separated, insists her profession doesn’t mean she should be judged for the decisions she makes in her personal life. ‘I didn’t know actors were supposed to be perfect people,’ femalefirst.co.uk quoted her as saying. Miller has previously dated actors Rhys Ifans and Balthazar Getty

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The conversion rate is the key stat for a website. As long as you are paying for clicks, the efficiency with which you convert those clicks to sales is really the only measure that counts in determining your website design. When I started my UK silk tie website it took a while to get enough data to start tracking and conversion rate as you need at least ten sales to get any sort of statistically valid result. It took a couple of weeks to make the first ten sales and I calculated my conversion rate at 0.5%. As I was paying 25p per click, this means that it was costing me £50 per customer. Even with an average order size of £30, this was a

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Do you really want to change you financial landscape within the next 12 months? Because if you do, I’m going to tell you how. You MAY not want to read what I’m about to write because it WILL remove excuses you have.  In fact, after this very simple tip, you will no longer have the ready-made excuse that perhaps you’ve used in the past.  I will strip it away like Dad rips off the warm covers on a winter morning. The most common excuses that I hear folks offer for not getting off their duffs and starting their investment careers are (1) time and (2) knowledge.  (The number one unspoken excuse is fear.)  For this article, I am REMOVING the time and knowledge excuses.  I’ll

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USB security software is an essential solution to have in many scenarios, especially in larger commercial networks where information leak is something that needs to be prevented as much as possible. Also, for businesses which regularly rely on their computers for their day-to-day functioning, it is of utmost importance that computers do not end up getting bogged down by malware or other technical problems. In commercial or public networks especially, unrestricted usage of USB devices is something that should be avoided, since USB drives can contain malware or be used for leaking important, confidential information. USB security software provides users with an important additional safeguard that will give network administrators and the owners of home computers alike a higher degree of power over how other

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Today, CD Writers are very common and CDRs and CDRWs are cheaper than ever. While most people use their CD Writers to create music CDs or to copy files, CD-R and CD-RWs can also be to store backups in an easy way. A normal CD can store 650MBs of data. This number can often be doubled to 1.3GB using an efficient compression algorithm. Since most backups are often smaller than 1.3GBs this makes CDRs or CDRWs a perfect solution for storing backups. Compression In order to use the CD media more efficiently you will probably want to compress your backup before writing it to the CD. Compression can often reduce the size of a backup by 50% or more, doubling the capacity of your CDs.

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Nowadays as the Internet and other networks are greatly developed computer viruses are distributed rapidly and intensively. Everyday several new viruses capable to damage considerably your computer system arise. Anti-virus specialists work hardly to make updates their software against new viruses as soon as possible. The viruses can get inside computer in different ways. That is why there is no simple method to protect system. Only series of measures can give you reliable protection from the infection. Below are 9 steps to protect MS Windows based PC system from viruses.1. Make regular backups. It should be said that there is no absolutely safe way of protection. Virus creators regularly find holes in new computer products to use them for infection of computer systems. Some dangerous

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SAN FRANCISCO  – Google Inc co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO from Eric Schmidt, a surprise move to make the company more nimble at a time when competition heats up with fast-growing rivals like Facebook. Page’s assumption of day-to-day operations marks a return to Google’s technological roots, 13 years after he and fellow Stanford University student Sergey Brin founded what has become the world’s No. 1 Internet search engine with $29 billion a year in revenue. “Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!” Schmidt tweeted after the announcement. The news came as Google reported earnings and revenue that blew past expectations. While Google has dominated Internet search for a decade, the company has struggled to find its footing in social networking, with a new

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ISTANBUL  – Iran gave no sign of making concessions to world powers trying to persuade it to rein in its nuclear programme at talks which began in Istanbul on Friday. Western countries believe Iran is working to develop a nuclear bomb. Tehran says its nuclear programme is peaceful. The two days of talks in Istanbul are a follow-up to talks last month in Geneva, which were the first held in more than a year. Impatient with what some analysts have called Iran’s zig-zag diplomacy, the powers are looking for a clear sign from Iran that it is ready to engage in a way that helps engender trust, even if there is no substantive progress. “No one is expecting any big breakthrough, but Iran needs to

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