A Meishan pig photographed at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007. The zoo presented the Meishan Pig family as the good luck pig for the new year 2008. In Germany the pig is a traditional symbol of good luck at the beginning of a new year.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
They found 33 genes that had significantly altered expression after a week's worth of workouts.
these results still need to be confirmed in humans.
Everyone tells us to stay motivated. Our friends, our co-workers, our relatives say to keep going, don’t quit. Sometimes, though, you ask, "Why? Why try my hardest when it ends in disappointment? Why go through something when it’s going to hurt? Why?"
Because it’s going to be different this time! Because you can’t accomplish anything that you give up on. Disappointments and failures happen to everyone. The difference between those who reach their goals and those who don’t is staying motivated. If you’re motivated, you’ll keep going. If you keep going, eventually you’ll reach your goal.
2. Fit into that dress
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
You are Dark Phoenix
|A prime example of emotional extremes: Passion and fury incarnate.|
Click here to take the Super Villain Personality Test
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
blanketing Southern California, Susan Sholar, President of the California Federation of Dog Clubs (CFODC), has opened her California School of Dog Grooming in San Diego to coordinate both the distribution of donated pet supplies and available local boarding spaces.
PetPAC urges its members to send pet food, collars, leashes, crates, and other pet supplies to the California School of Dog Grooming.
Local volunteers are also needed who can provide temporary foster care, kennel and boarding space, dog runs, or RV parking areas.
Financial contributions are gratefully accepted, and can be made out to "CFODC Fire Fund"
Displaced families needing help in providing for their pets' security and well-being should also immediately contact the California Federation of Dog Clubs for assistance.
CFODC Fire Fund
California School of Dog Grooming
655 South Rancho Sante Fe Road
San Marcus, CA 92078
As always I know the pet owner's community will answer this urgent plea for help.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
THE TERRORISTS' LETTER arrived at the office of the mayor of Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 1989. A group calling itself The Breeders claimed to have secretly imported, bred, and released the Mediterranean fruit fly in Los Angeles and Orange counties. And they threatened to expand the attack into the San Joaquin Valley, a major center of California agriculture.
officials were spraying in an effort to get rid of it. The pest attacks 300 different fruits, vegetables, and nuts, reducing plant tissue to a maggoty pulp that rots and falls to the ground. An established infestation would bring widespread destruction and mean that produce could no longer be shipped out of state, potentially costing 132,000 jobs and $13.4 billion in lost revenues.
"I can write for you on a postcard a series of different ways to paralyze the agriculture industry of the United States, where we have no possibility of being able to respond," said Geoff Letchworth
DAYTON, Ohio -- Amnesty International, the Red Cross and other humanitarian groups will soon have a fresh source of manpower when the University of Dayton begins offering a bachelor's degree in human-rights studies next fall. The private, Catholic university said the degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in human-rights advocacy and humanitarian assistance as well as law school or other advanced study. Only a few U.S. universities offer degree programs in human-rights studies. Karen Robinson, director of human-rights education for Amnesty International U.S.A., said she hopes that formalizing the study of human rights with a bachelor's degree program results in a deeper understanding of what human rights are.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
|You Are a Zombie|
You're a pretty apathetic person, and you often feel like you're sleep walking through life.
You don't necessarily have a case of the "blues", but you do have a case of the "blahs."
It's hard for you to snap out of your boring every day routine. You're a bit burned out.
The only thing you crave is the company of others. But you're not too nice to the people who do hang around you.
Your greatest power: Your lack of a normal conscience
Your greatest weakness: Your lack of most emotions
You play well with: Aliens
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
What Your Halloween Habits Say About You
The scariest thing on Halloween is you! You definitely don't want any kids in costumes crossing your path - and you're willing to scare away any who do.
You definitely think of yourself as someone who has a dark side. And part of having that dark side means not showing it.
Your inner child is open minded, playful, and adventurous.
You truly fear the dark side of humanity. You are a true misanthrope.
You're prone to be quite emotional and over dramatic. Deep down, you enjoy being scared out of your mind... even if you don't admit it.
You are picky and high maintenance. If you wear a Halloween costume, it's only when you really feel like it. And it has to be perfect.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
You Could Not Be a Vampire
Sorry, but you're not just cut out for flesh eating, turning into a bat, and living forever.
But that's okay. The sight of blood turns your stomach... without even thinking of drinking it.
And while you definitely would never be a vampire, you're exactly the type of frail prey Dracula wannabe's crave.
Maybe it's time to arm yourself with a cross and some nasty garlic breath!
What you would like best about being a vampire: The raw power (though you wouldn't admit it to anyone)
What you would like least about being a vampire: The whole killing thing
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
A Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child - doing more than her fair share to stem Russia's population decline - was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 17.1 lb (7.75kg).
I thought you might be interested in speaking up to your Members of Congress about the "No Child Left Inside Act," a new bill to increase environmental education.
Find out more from the National Wildlife Federation, an organization concerned about the growing disconnect between America's children and the outdoors.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This summer, there were two major victories in the fight to reduce global warming pollution. In June the Senate passed an Energy Bill requiring automobiles go farther on a tank of gas. And in August the House passed an Energy Bill requiring electric utilities to obtain more power from clean, renewable sources-such as the wind and sun.
Unfortunately, while Congress was taking its August recess, the auto industry was working hard to undermine these important victories. Now we need to counter their voice in Congress with our own!
That's why I just wrote to my members of Congress reminding them that I support a clean Energy Bill with strong standards for fuel economy and renewable energy!
Will you join me? Just click the link below to write your members of Congress today!