Saturday, March 29, 2014

Health Benefits Of Dates

Dates are ideal fruits that has many benefits and very valuable for our body. It boost the energy and also it removes the wastage from our body. Even people suffering from diabetes can have 1-2 dates daily and believe us it will not increase the sugar level.

Here we list the some health benefits of Dates.

1. For Healthy Heart
Dates contains Potassium, as it helps to stabilize the functioning of heart muscles and it also controls the blood pressure. Dates is a good medicine for alcohol addicts, it reduces the desire of taking alcohol.

2. Constipation 
Those who are suffering from constipation then Dates is the Amazing medicine to get rid from it, Dates contains fiber and proteins as it helps to solve the constipation problems.

3. Night Blindness 
Dates are rich sources of vitamin A, as it helps to improve the vision and fight against night blindness. It also contains antioxidants. So its good idea to take vitamin A from Dates.

4. For Pregnant Women
Dates are rich sources of Folic acid as it is very important for pregnant women. So its important for pregnant women to take dates regularly. Dates contain rich source of Iron, if we ate 100 grams of dates then we will get 7.3 mg iron. It increase the hemoglobin. Dates also contains calcium, manganese and phosphorous.

5. Knee Pain
Now a days many people are suffering from Knee Pains this is because lacking of calcium in our body. Dates are rich sources of calcium so it makes the bones stronger and helps to get relief from Knee Pains.

6. Digestion 
Dates contain fiber, so it improves the digestive system of our body. It acts as a tonic for digestive system.

7. Tooth Decay
Many people suffering from dental caries, Dates helps those people to relief from that because it contains lot of fluorine and minerals.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

7 Appealing Traits Guys LOVE In A Girlfriend

No one wants to know that they’re dating a good liar. One of the traits guys want in a girlfriend is honesty, so that they know she is never deceiving them. Who wants to wonder what their significant other is thinking all of the time? Men like things to be told to them bluntly so that they don’t have to question what a girl means by her words or actions. Being honest will lead to being trusted, which is a crucial part of any successful relationship.
Everyone’s definition of fun is different. Some people enjoy crazy nights out, and others are happiest when sitting at home playing video games. Having a similar sense of what fun is and doing those activities together can strengthen a relationship. Your partner is meant to make you happy. You need to be with someone who can make you smile, relax, and have the time of your life.
Being cheated on is never fun. Men don’t want to watch their girlfriends flirt with other guys and wonder whether she’ll remain faithful. If he’s constantly wondering if you’re going to hook up with your hot coworker, the relationship will fall apart. Men get just as jealous as women do. He has to be assured that you would never hurt him, or he will find someone else that is more trustworthy.
Men enjoy affection more than you think. You don’t have to constantly tell him how much you love him or shower him with kisses. Just remember to show him how much you care about him and appreciate him. He’ll want to know that you haven’t lost your love for him through the years. You don’t want him to worry about where he stands with you. Just tell him!
A guy wants a girl who is independent. Constantly calling him and needing to see him could push him away. You need to have your own life, not just one that centers around him. Don’t lose your friends and your hobbies when a man enters your life. Balance everything so that you don’t lose any part of yourself.
It’s no surprise that men enjoy activity in the bedroom. When you kiss, do it with passion. It’ll show him how attracted you are to him and that you can’t get enough of him. Of course, passion can refer to more than just intercourse. Men love when you’re passionate about music or writing or helping others. It gives you depth and shows that you have a strong personality.
Even if you both love sitting around watching television, you can’t do the same thing day in and day out. Every once in a while, you need a little adventure. You don’t have to go skydiving or bungee jumping. It can be something as simple as going to a new restaurant to try foreign food you’ve never tasted. You just need to be open to trying new things, so that life doesn’t get boring.

Does Texting Have a Healthy Role in Relationships?

Texting can be surprisingly helpful or toxic in romantic relationships.

In the good-old days, dating was defined by a series of face-to-face encounters.  People met, they spent time in each other’s company, they got to know each others’ friends and family, and they evaluated the quality of their connection and their overall compatibility in person.  Sure, they talked on the phone or maybe sent the occasional letter, but the core of their relationship centered on face-to-face interactions. 
A subtle shift seems to be occurring in today’s dating relationships and it warrants our attention.  The technology that once supplemented relationship development is now, it seems, taking on a larger role in the relationship formation and maintenance process.  What is this role?  How healthy is a reliance on technology for the creation and sustainment ofromantic relationships
The Rise of Texting
For many people, texting is a major source of relationship communication.  Individuals 17-25 years of age tend to text message their romantic interests more than older individuals do (Coyne, Stockdale, Busby, Iverson, & Grant, 2011).  In one sample, over 90% reported texting to connect with their partners at least once a day (Schade, Sandberg, Bean, Busby, & Coyne, 2013). These habits may form early:teenagers (ages 13-18) report an impressively high rate of text-based communications with their boyfriends and girlfriends, with roughly 20% of dating teens texting their dating partner at least 30 times per hour in the after-school hours, the early evening, and/or the late evening (10-midnight; Teenage Research Unlimited, 2007).  For Millennials, who comprise the now- and next-generation of men and women navigating the dating game, texting is a socially-acceptable way to flirt, check-in, ask questions, gossip, make plans, or otherwise connect with potential or current romantic partners.
In addition to younger people, people in newer relationships (less than one year) also tend use technology like texting with greater frequency than people in more established relationships (Coyne et al., 2011).  Is texting simply supplementing regular face-to-face conversations?  Or, is texting strategic, having its own advantages and consequences? Understanding why people use texting is a first step to considering its role in healthy relationship development.
The Texting Advantage
Texting removes some of the barriers that make face-to-face conversations, or even phone calls, tricky to navigate.  Applying Walther’s (1996) hyperpersonal model to text messaging reveals three key advantages.  First, texting does not require spontaneous wit; texters have some time to think and carefully craft clever messages.  Second, text messages are void of nonverbal signals, allowing texters to communicate the message they wish to send without concern that unintended nonverbal signals (e.g., sweaty hands; shaky voice) are polluting their message.  Finally, text messaging is easy, but in-person conversations can be complex.  Some people find it complicated to manage the simultaneous demands of an in-person conversation (e.g., saying hello while deciding whether to hug, kiss or just shake someone’s hand, smiling, maintaining good eye contact, and not spilling one’s drink), preferring instead to text.  Texting helps those who are nervous or those who have fewer interpersonal skills avoid potentially socially-awkward encounters.  Flirting can be tremendously awkward, why not text to make it a bit easier? 
Texting not only helps the nervous and socially-awkward, it can also help the status-uncertain.  Testing the waters (“does she like me?  Is he interested?”) is much easier through an electronic medium; its casual approach helps protect individuals from rejection.  Texting can be a safe way to figure out if someone is interested.
In fact, texting usually begins very early in relationships.  Fox and Warber (2013) mapped out the typical sequence for today’s dating relationships.  First, two people meet in person and then they check out each other’s Facebook profiles and become Facebook friends.  Next, one requests the other’s phone number and they begin texting.  Texting continues and at some point one invites the other to a social events in a group setting; at this point they might engage in Facebook messaging as well.  Eventually, a phone call and/or in person date will be arranged (Fox & Warber, 2013). Texting is used early and often in dating relationships, and while it might be easier, it does have its downsides.
Frustrations with Texting
Once texting begins, it might not stop. The more texts people receive, the more they feel obligated to text back, creating a cycle of mobile relationship maintenance (Hall & Baym, 2012). This can be a healthy pattern if it creates a balanced sense of connection and dependence, but if instead individuals begin to feel an overdependence, such that the texting is preventing them from other activities (e.g., seeing each other in person; attending to other relationships; completing responsibilities), the outcome is dissatisfaction (Hall & Baym, 2012). 
Further, texting is often fraught with confusion.  Without non-verbal signals, messages can be misinterpreted or misconstrued leading to uncertainty.  (“He just texted, “Hi.” What does that mean?”)  Further, because the communication is not face-to-face, it adds a psychological distance that allows for words to be said that might be hard to say in person.  Maybe this is why texting is often used by people in newer relationships to broach difficult topics, to intentionally hurt their partners, or to apologize (Coyne et al., 2011).  The distance that texting offers may make it easier to say what one may not wish to say in person.
In fact, about a fifth of people (according to one sample; Weisskirch & Delevi, 2012), have received the dreaded break-up text.  This is despite the fact that people think this is an unacceptable and inappropriate way to break-up with people. People who receive these texts more and send these texts more tend to have greater attachment anxiety, meaning they tend to have a deep-seated fear of rejection and abandonment, and a low sense of self-worth (Weisskirch & Delevi, 2012).  While technology makes it easier to avoid having difficult face-to-face conversations, those conversations are often worth having in person, despite the discomfort they can bring.  If nothing else, they are growth opportunities and adhere better to the social expectations for how a break-up should occur.
Texting and Relationship Well-being
In the end, is it healthy to text?  Certain patterns suggest that relationship satisfaction and stability are linked to texting.  In heterosexual relationships, women who text more frequently tend to feel happier in their relationships and their partners do as well (Schade et al., 2013).  Interestingly, the more men text, the less happy they tend to be, the less happy their romantic partners tend to be, and the more their partners tend to have considered breaking-up with them (Schade et al., 2013).  These relations are a bit complex, as men who text to express affection tend to have partners who feel more attached to them. For both men and women, the more they use texting to hurt the other (e.g., making themjealousy; expressing anger) the less attached their romantic partner. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Seven Wonders of the World: The Original Ancient Wonders

Wonders Of The World

Pyramids Of Egypt

Noted for being the only surviving member of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid is the largest of the 3 pyramids built in the ancient city of Giza, now part of greater Cairo, Egypt. The pyramid is believed to have been built around 2560 B.C. as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, and likely took 20 years to construct. (Egyptologists argue over man-power numbers, and estimates have ranged from 14,000 to 360,000 men). When built, the pyramid measured nearly 480 feet high, with the sides each measuring about 755 feet long. In addition, each side is oriented with one of the cardinal points (north, south, east and west). Nearly 2.3 million blocks of stone, each weighing approximately 2 tons, comprise the pyramid. The pyramid remained the world's tallest building for 4 millennia after it was built.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are said to have been built by Nebuchadnezzar II, a ruler of Babylon, around 600 B.C. Though historians often debate the actual existence of the gardens, because there's no physical evidence and Babylonian documents never mention them (Greek scholars first described the gardens), accounts state that the gardens consisted of vaulted terraces raised above one another and supported on pillars -- in other words, an artificial rising mountain of gardens. The terraces were filled with dirt and planted with trees and flora, which were said to hang over the sides. The amazement over the gardens stems from what would have been an extraordinarily complicated irrigation system, which brought water from the Euphrates to the gardens in an otherwise arid environment. The gardens are thought to have been destroyed by an earthquake around the first century B.C.

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Completed around 550 B.C. to honor the Greek goddess of hunting and nature, the Temple of Artemis was built during the Achaemenid Dynasty of the Persian Empire. Arson destroyed the temple in 356 B.C. The ancient author and philosopher Pliny described the temple as being 377 feet long and 180 feet wide (about 3 times the size of the Parthenon), with 127 Ionic columns measuring 60 feet high, and made solely of marble. Used as both a marketplace and a place of worship, the temple housed numerous works of art and sculpture.

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

This enormous statue honoring the god Zeus was built at the Temple of Zeus in Olympia around 450 B.C. Designed by the Greek sculptor Pheidias, the statue of a seated Zeus measured 40 feet tall and was carved from ivory with gold-plated accents. The statue depicts him seated on a cedar throne inlaid with jewels, holding a statue of Nike (goddess of victory) in his right hand and a scepter with an eagle on top in his left hand. Various theories exist to explain the statue's destruction. Some scholars believe that it was destroyed along with the temple in the fifth century. Others argue that the statue was brought to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire in A.D. 462.

Tomb of Maussollos at Halicarnassus

The tomb built to hold the remains of the Persian king Mausollos and his wife, Artemisia, was designed by the Greek architects Satyrus and Pythius and constructed around 353 B.C. on a hill overlooking the ancient city of Halicarnassus. The tomb stood 135 feet high, and its exterior was surrounded by an ornamental frieze. Numerous statues, bas-reliefs and columns decorated the exterior of the ornate and enormous tomb, and eventually the term "mausoleum" became used to describe any large and impressive tomb. Multiple earthquakes ultimately led to the destruction of the tomb in the 14th century.

Colossus at Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was actually an enormous, looming 100-foot tall statue of the Greek god Helios, built on the island of Rhodes around 280 B.C. The statue was erected to commemorate the island's patron god, Helios, after Rhodes successfully defended itself in 304 B.C. from an invasion. Scholars believe that the statue stood either on a pedestal at the entrance to the island's harbor or on a breakwater in the harbor. An earthquake destroyed the statue in 226 B.C., a mere 54 years after its construction.

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Scholars estimate the Lighthouse of Alexandria measured between 383 and 450 feet high and was built in the third century B.C. to act as a landmark for Pharos, a small island off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. The lighthouse's tower was built using light-colored stone, and at its highest point, a mirror was placed to reflect sunlight during the day; at night a fire burned to give off light. Some historians believe that the light given off could be seen for some 35 miles. The lighthouse was damaged by 2 earthquakes in 1303 and 1323, and its remains were destroyed in 1480, when a fort was built on the site.