Two Reactions to Sweet Yummy Stuff

Lunch is over and you feel full. At the sight of dessert, 'hedonic' eaters say, no thanks. But 'homeostatic' eaters don't listen to the body's built-in chemical that is secreted when over 3 lbs of food are eaten in one sitting. They're more likely to be obese.

'the homeostatic system'

Seeing, smelling and even hearing the word 'cake' activates chemicals in the brain involved in shame, depression, and repression, triggering the release of epinepherine, the brain's "food" chemical.

Brain scans show that obese people have reactions to food similar to reactions experienced by sexual deviants.

'the hedonic system'

When food reaches the stomach, electrical signals from the brain speed up digestion and trigger the brain to eat more. Seeing cake becomes more appealing.

The hormone dopamine tells the brain to stop eating, but in obese people, the brain is unable to accept the chemical receptor.

Muscles: A Complete Strength-Training Workout

SHOULDERS: Lateral raises

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent. Holding weights at your sides, slowly lift them outward from thigh level to shoulder level, keeping the elbows slightly bent. Slowly lower weights and repeat.

SHINS: Toe raises

Sit with your knees bent, feet flat and arms reaching forward. Slowly lower yourself to the floor. Sit up again, using your arms if necessary and repeat.

MIDSECTION: Curl downs

Sit with your knees bent, feet flat and arms reaching forward. Slowly lower yourself to the floor. Sit up again using your arms if necessary and repeat.

CALVES: Heel raises and dips

Stand with the balls of your feet on a thick book or step. Slowly rise on your toes, then lower your heels as far as you can. Repeat.


Sit with your legs apart and one hand on your thigh. With a weight in the other hand, forearm horizontal and elbow on the thigh, curl the weight up toward your chest. Lower and repeat. Switch arms.

QUADRICEPS: Leg extensions

Sit on a stool or desk; put light weights on your ankles. Slowly straighten one leg, keeping your back straight and foot flexed.

CHEST: Bench fly

Lie on a bench; hold weights up over your chest. Slowly lower your arms in an outward arc until weights are at chest level. Reverse the movement, bringing weights back up. Repeat.

UPPER ARMS: Triceps extensions

With one knee and hand on a chair, hold a weight beside your chest, bending your arm at the elbow. Straighten your arm behind you; return to starting position. Switch arms and repeat.


Attach a light weight to your ankle, and hold on to a chair for support. Slowly lift your heel toward your buttocks, then lower it. Switch legs and repeat.

FOREARMS: Wrist curls

Holding a weight, rest your forearm on a table. With your hand over the edge, curl the weight up; then lower it as far as possible. Repeat.

Treating A Snakebite


  1. Remain calm, but act swiftly, and chances of survival are good. (Less than one percent of properly treated snakebites are fatal. Without treatment, the fatality rate is 10-15 percent.
  2. Immobilize the affected part in a position below the level of the heart.
  3. Place a lightly constricting band 5 to 10 centimeters (2 to 4 inches) closer to the heart than the site of the bite. Reapply the constricting band ahead of the swelling if it moves up the arm or leg. The constricting should be placed tightly enough to halt the flow of blood in the surface vessels, but not so tight as to stop the pulse.
  4. Do not attempt to cut open the bite or suck out venom.
  5. Seek medical help. If possible, the snake's head with 5 to 10 centimeters (2 to 4 inches) of it's body attached should be taken to the medics for identification insures use of the proper antivenom.

What You Need To Know Before Your Job Interview

In a survey of 2000 bosses 33% claimed that they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone. The average length of an interview is approximately 40 minutes.


  • 21% Playing with hair or touching face.
  • 47% Having little or no knowledge of the company is the most common mistake job seekers make during interiews.
  • 67% Failure to make eye contact.
  • 38% Lack of smile.
  • 33% Bad posture.
  • 21% Crossing arms over their chest.
  • 9% Using too many hand gestures.
  • 26% Handshake that is too weak.
  • 33% Fidgeting too much.

Bright colors are a turnoff

  • 70% Employers claiming they don't want to applicants to be fashionable or trendy.
  • 65% Of bosses said clothes could be the deciding factor between two similar candidates.


  1. Over-explaining why you lost your last job.
  2. Conveying that you're not over it.
  3. Lacking humor, warmth, or personality.
  4. Not showing enough interest or enthusiasm.
  5. Inadequate research about a potential employer
  6. Concentrating too much on what you want.
  7. Trying to be all things to all people.
  8. "Winging" the interview.
  9. Failing set yourself apart from other candidates.
  10. Failing to ask for the job.


  • Learn about the organization.
  • Have a specific job in mind.
  • Review your qualifications for the job.
  • Be ready to briefly describe your experience.


  • Tell me about your experience at ________?
  • Why do you want to work for us?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Why did you leave your last job?
  • Tell me about yourself?

Never Give Up On Becoming An Entrepreneur

Say you are 30 now. Then you got about 60 years. Let's say it takes 3 months to do a big project
That's 60 x 12months divided by 3 equals 240 shots at success.

As long as you are alive anything is still possible.

Michael Jordan missed over 300 important shots.
99.99% of success took time.

You are stronger than you think.

Stuck in the weeds?
"Try lots of different things." - Paul Graham

Fake success before it is real.

Careful. This can demolish you. Don't compare yourself  to people who already succeeded. They have their own story. You don't really know that story.

Right before success you will face the worst.

Achievements In Games: Good or Bad

The first game I can remember that had so called "achievements" was World of Warcraft. Though I think they definitely weren't the first to have that system. Nowadays most of the games have incorporated the achievements if not all. Certainly seeing a flashy notice that you just have been awarded by points makes you feel good, but what did you actually accomplish, should you even call that an achievement in the first place?

Example from World of Warcraft. These achievements just undermine the word achievement. Seeing as it is easy as hell to do all these things why even great an achievement for such a deed. 

Another example from Team Fortress 2. Just random achievements and the only reason to do these is to get more points and you gain nothing in return. Waste of time.

The biggest flaw is that they incorporate all easily doable things as achievements, when there only should be the truly hard to do achievements that require skill and determination. Certainly luck is a factor as well but you shouldn't make an achievement because you got an item that had a drop rate 1%. 

I like to play games, there are not many who don't. When I was young, I could play a game and finish it and with it comes a certain emotion of satisfaction. Now with all the games that have achievements in them and when I reach in the end it looks that I didn't get all of the achievements done and then there are also difficulty levels like advanced and hardcore is locked. The difficulty settings is one thing I don't like about newer games. When I finish a game on easy and some of my friends did it on hard. Now you wished you did it on hard. 

With all these achievements you really can't even finish a game properly because you know you didn't kill that one boss with fists only or didn't do it on hard difficulty.