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51 Super Foods to Boost brain power Everyone wants a good memory but no one wants to eat right!

Here are the foods that will make you brighter and sharper. These 51 foods will surely help you get better at remembering and get your brain ticking without having to take those coffee breaks and reminders! 1. Is Dark Chocolate Brain Food? A few Dark Chocolate squares help sharpen your brain for a short time. Dark Chocolate contains Phenylethylamine that stimulates the brain to produce neurotransmitter Serotonin which helps boost your mood. 2. Natural Sugar enhances alertness Eating complex carbs like some fruits, veggies, grains, beans enhances alertness and mental ability. Eating simple carbs or too much sugar results into impaired memory and additional pounds. 3. Why are complex carbs called smart food? When you eat complex carbs your brain gets sugar for fuel at a steady pace this in turn will influence your learning and behaviour. Brain craves for natural sugar utilizing almost 20% of your carb intake. 4. Can nuts keep your brain healthy and young? Nuts and seeds are rich in antioxidant Vitamin E, which helps arrest cognitive decline as you age. Note - The nutrient density doesn't change with size or if they are raw or dry roasted. 5. Why is it important to hydrate your brain? Your blood is 82 percent water and both your brain and muscles, are 75 percent water. Drinking plenty of water can help with mental clarity and at times prevents the release of stress hormones. 6. Do blueberries promote brain health? Blueberries contain Anthocyanins, Vitamins A, B's, C, E, Selenium, Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium etc. which together prevent and heal neurotic disorders by preventing degeneration and death of neurons, brain-cells.

7. Cocoa: Brain food that helps focus Cocoa and dark chocolate contain significant amounts of antioxidant Flavanols that improve the blood flow in the brain and enhance cognitive skills. 8. Water helps lower stress Studies state that when your body is dehydrated you will be stressed & anxious as the body has increased your cortisol levels (stress hormones). A simple way to de-stress -- drink a glass of water. 9. Steady sugar supply is good for memory Low glycemic index fruits are rich in fiber that slows the absorption of fruit sugar and gives steady energy. So when the brain gets steady supply of Glucose it enhances performance and memory. 10. Berries improves memory Berries are rich in antioxidants and help reduce the effects of agerelated conditions like Alzheimer's disease or dementia and may reverse in some cases decline in the cognitive and motor function. 11. Boost brain health with eggs Eggs are rich in Protein and packed with Choline, which helps memory development. Eggs are rich in Tyrosine an amino acid (protein) which helps make neurotransmitters that increase mental alertness. 12. Does caffeine stimulate your brain? Caffeine elevates neural activity in many parts of the brain, postpones fatigue, and enhances performance at simple intellectual tasks. Larger doses of caffeine may result in jitteriness and lack of sleep. 13. Is fatty fish really brain food? Fatty Fish is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, an essential fat for brain function and development. 2 'weekly' servings of fatty fish will give enough Omega 3 fats to help enhance memory - particularly important when we age.

14. Does ice cream boost your mood? Ice cream are simple carbohydrates and will definitley improve your mood but the effect will only last 1 to 2 hours. Desserts cause blood sugar to spike and plummet, leading to fatigue and moodiness. 15. Nuts are positive mood enhancers For brainpower and to balance your moods eat Walnuts, Cashews, Almonds, Peanuts and Hazelnuts. Nuts can help clear up brain fog and enable you to think clearer and are positive mood enhancers. 16. Whole grains helps elevate your mood Whole grains are rich in Vitamin B1 or Thiamine that serves an important role in maintaining a healthy nervous system and metabolizing carbohydrates. Vitamin B1 or Thiamine intake also elevates mood. 17. Honey: Brain food that helps enhance alertness The glucose in honey is quickly absorbed and gives energy and boosts performance, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy & together they help reduce muscle fatigue. 18. Tea: Brain food that helps in being alert Tea contains both caffeine and the amino acid L-Theanine which can improve alertness, reaction time, and memory. Tea also helps fight effects of stress. 19. Does Vitamin D brightens your mood? Sunshine Vitamin or Vitamin D can help brighten your mood. Optimize your Vitamin D levels with 10-20 minutes of soft sunlight couple of times a week. 20. Flax seeds are good for your brain Omega 3 fats help repair brain cells that are needed for mood elevation. The brain is more than 60% fat, and it functions far better when it is fortified with healthy, fluid essential fatty acids like Omega 3 fatty acids.

21. Complex carbs: Brain's favorite fuel Complex Carbs help boosting energy and your mood. Carbs are body's preferred energy source and help raise serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that improves your mood. 22. Fatty fish enhances brain function People eating rich diet of omega 3 fatty acids lower their risk for dementia or stroke. 2 'weekly' servings of fatty fish will give enough Omega 3 fats to help enhance memory - particularly important when we age. 23. Peaches are feel good fruits Peaches contain antioxidants Vitamin C and Beta-carotene, which help fight free radicals. Free radicals cause oxidative stress and speed up premature aging & affect many brain functions. 24. Milk chocolate can improve your verbal memory Milk chocolate helps improves impulse control and reaction time and helps improve visual and verbal memory. A piece of Milk chocolate also releases of endorphins that are mood-elevating hormones. 25. Why do most people binge on nuts? Nuts contain Pyrazine a mood-altering chemical that reaches your brain through your olfactory senses or your nose. Pyrazine stimulates the production of many feel-good chemicals. 26. Peanuts helps boost mental alertness Fruits and Nuts that contain trace mineral Boron are considered Brain Food as Boron stimulates the brain and boosts mental alertness. Boron is also found in Legumes, Broccoli, Apples, Peaches and Grapes... 27. Snacks that help boost your mood If you are feeling depressed snacks on Bananas or Walnuts - they help increase Serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter in the brain that regulates mood and helps fight depression. 28. Foods can help fight depression

Eat foods that contain the amino acid Tryptophan as it helps produce brain chemical Serotonin that elevates your mood. Foods rich in Tryptophan include milk, poultry, and nuts. 29. Caffeine: Brain food that helps you concentrate Caffeine can energize plus help you focus and concentrate but its effect lasts only for a short while. More than 4 cups or 500 mg of Caffeine per day may cause jitters and grogginess. 30. Salmon: Brain food that boosts your mood Omega 3 fats help create the receptor sites for neurotransmitters like Serotonin. If there are more Omega 3 fats in your blood you are likely to make more Serotonin the brain chemical vital to boost your mood. 31. Cashews: Mood boosting & energising foods Cashews, Almonds, and Hazelnuts contain Magnesium, which plays a vital role in converting sugar into energy. Sugar released helps boost your mood. Magnesium deficiency can drain you of energy. 32. Oatmeal is mood boosting & energising Complex carbs and soluble fiber in Oatmeal helps stabilize your bloodglucose levels and deliver sustained energy. Add more brain nutrients to Oatmeal by adding strawberries. 33. Oatmeal reduces risk of cognitive decline Oatmeal contains ferulic acid a potent antioxidant that protects brain cells by neutralizing toxins and helps reduce risk of cognitive decline of aging. Add more brain nutrients to Oatmeal by adding sliced almonds. 34. Beans: Mood boosting & energising Beans are high in Fiber which is an energy stabilizer. Fiber ensures a more steady supply of energy throughout the day. Other foods that contain soluber fiber are Peas, Citrus fruits, Strawberries and Apples. 35. Lean meats help you stay alert Lean Beef, Chicken, and Turkey are rich in Protein and contain the amino acid Tyrosine. Tyrosine boosts levels of dopamine and

norepinephrine, brain chemicals that help you feel more alert and focused. 36. Leafy greens are mood boosting & energising Folates or Vitamin B9 in leafy green vegetables, including Spinach and Romaine lettuce helps fight depression. Other good Folate food sources include Legumes, Nuts, and Citrus Fruits. 37. Poultry elevates your mood Poultry bis rich inTyrosine that helps elevate levels of feel good neurotransmitters, Norepinephrine and Dopamine. Tyrosine can help boost your level of energy, and also helps neutralize effects of stress. 38. Walnuts can help lift your mood Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, that are needed for moodlifting neurotransmitters to function properly thus help fight depression. Salmon and Flaxseeds are also good sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. 39. Whole grain bread may help fight depression Whole grain bread contains Tryptophan an essential amino acid that helps make Serotonin a neurotransmitter, and optimum levels of Serotonin are required to be in a good mood. 40. Milk is considered as a feel good food Milk contains high amount of Calcium that helps reduce your stress levels and anxiety. Milk contains amino acid Tryptophan that helps your body produce Brain Chemical Serotonin, which elevates your mood. 41. Why does your brain need spinach? Folates or Vitamin B9 in Spinach helps fight depression. Magnesium in Spinach plays a vital role in converting sugar into energy and Magnesium deficiency can drain you of energy. 42. Does hot chocolate help you focus? Caffeine in hot chocolate stimulates your metabolism and temporarily improves mental focus and energy. Too much of caffeine kills sleep

leading to fatique and stress. 43. Fluid filled fruits help energize your brain Fresh Fruits and vegetables that have a high water content help you stay hydrated and energized. Fruits and vegetables contain natural sugar that is brains preferred energy source and water that helps release stress. 44. Brazil Nuts are natural mood boosters Brazil Nuts are rich in mineral Selenium are natural mood boosters and acts as an anti-depressant. 45. Freshly brewed coffee smells heavenly Freshly grounded coffee contains Pyrazine a mood-altering chemical that reaches your brain through your olfactory senses. Pyrazine triggers the pleasure center of the brain producing many feel-good chemicals. 46. Which foods help fight depression? Complex carbohydrates found in Beans, Potatoes, and Whole Grains increase bioavailability of Tryptophan in the brain. Tryptophan helps produce brain chemical Serotonin that elevates your mood. 47. Lean beef helps tackle depression Lean beef is rich in Vitamin B12 that enables the nervous system and the brain to function properly. A daily dose of Vitamin B12 may prevent depression as it needed for the production of Serotonin. 48. Purple grape juice helps your memory Purple grape juice contains natural antioxidants called Flavanols that improve blood flow in the brain and enhance cognitive skills, help maintain your memory and improve your general disposition. 49. How does Yogurt help boost your mood? Consuming Calcium rich foods like Yogurt helps alleviate depression and anxiety. A cup of Yogurt contains about 488 mg of Calcium that helps boost your mood.

50. Why Shellfish is considered a mood booster? Seafood and shellfish are mood boosters as they contain a good amount of Selenium. Selenium boosts your mood by reducing anxiety. Selenium neutralizes the effects of harmful hormonal levels created by stress. 51. Do bananas elevate your mood in a jiffy? Mood problems are usually related to stress or missing nutrients in your diet. A single banana actually packs a good energy boost and is high in Magnesium that boosts your mood. 10 Common Myths on Acne We hear them everyday about the myths and facts and rumors floating around about acne and what causes it, what treats it and what to do about it. Being a teenager is difficult enough without worrying about acne breaking out all over your face. Now here are the top 10 myths on Acne... 1. Acne is not caused by dirt. Acne is caused by hormones; mainly androgen and their effect on the oil glands in the skin. More specifically acne is caused by a disorder in the pilosebaceous units. The pilosebaceous units are found all over your entire body with the exception of the feet, lips and hands. 2. Acne is for everyone; not just teenagers. Since acne is caused by hormones and their effect on oil glands in the skin it can affect adults as well as teenagers because adults have hormones too. 3. Treat the whole face not just the spot where the acne is. The acne that is showing is just a symptom of the underlying problem which is within the skin and the oil glands. 4. French fries, chocolate and other certain foods do not cause acne. Acne is caused by hormones; mainly androgen and their effect on the oil glands in the skin therefore food could not have anything to do with causing acne or acne breakouts.

5. Make-up is not the cause of acne; however avoid heavy make-up when sweating or working out. While make-up does not directly cause acne it is a very good idea to avoid heavy make-up period when you are sweating or working out. 6. Tanning and sun exposure does not cure your acne. The myth that oily skin causes acne therefore drying out your skin will make the acne go away is not accurate. Tanning oftentimes does make people feel better about themselves and their skin that may be one of the reasons people feel acne is treated through tanning and sun exposure. 7. Scrubbing and exfoliating your skin will not make the acne go away. Acne is not caused by dirt; therefore scrubbing your face raw to get rid of dirt will only irritate your already sensitive skin. 8. One of the acne myths is that stress can cause acne in a roundabout way. 9. While acne is not curable it is treatable. 10. There is no proof that toothpaste applied to acne will treat the acne and make it go away. 35 Stunning Facts About the Human Body 1. Scientists say the higher your I.Q. The more you dream. 2. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. 3. You use 200 muscles to take one step. 4. The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man. 5. Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three. 6. A pair of human feet contains 250,000 sweat glands. 7. A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball. 8. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.

9. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. 10. It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach. 11. The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds. 12. Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair. 13. At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell. 14. There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet. 15. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. 16. The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body. 17. Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. 18. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, and they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate. 19. Your thumb is the same length of your nose. 20. The lungs contain over 300,000 million capillaries (tiny blood vessels). If they were laid end to end, they would stretch 2400km (1500 miles). 21. Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support 9 tonnes that is four times as much as concrete can support. 22. Each finger and toenail takes six months to grow from base to tip. 23. When you sleep, you grow by about 8mm (0.3in). The next day you shrink back to your former height. The reason is that your cartilage discs are squeezed like sponges by the force of gravity when you stand or sit. 24. The average person in the West eats 50 tonnes of food and drinks 50,000 liters (11,000 gallons) of liquid during his life. 25. The focusing muscles of the eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you would need to walk 80km (50 miles) every day.

26. Each kidney contains 1 million individual filters. They filter an average of around 1.3 liters (2.2 pints) of blood per minute, and expel up to 1.4 liters (2.5 pints) a day of urine. 27. The eyes receive approximately 90 percent of all our information, making us basically visual creatures. 28. The female ovaries contain nearly half-a-million egg cells, yet only 400 or so will ever get the opportunity to create a new life. 29. A single human blood cell takes only 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body. 30. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour. 31. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. 32. Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself. 33. It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech. 34. The average life of a taste bud is 10 days. 35. 15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second. 20 Tips to Boost Your Memory Now, where did I put those car keys? Did I switch the oven off? Have I locked the front door? And, oh no, Ive forgotten her name... If any of that sounds familiar, you probably wont be poised to compete in the World Memory Championships this year. The annual contest, which kicks off on December 1, sees competitors tackle a whole host of mind games, from memorising numbers, words and entire decks of cards to recalling historic dates. But if its as much as you can do to remember your husbands mobile number without using redial, read on for 20 top tips on how to improve your memory. You never know, next year it might be you trouncing the world at the championships... 1. Chunk it Separating long bits of info, such as phone numbers, into digestible chunks helps us remember. Most people can recall around seven things

so, for example, when given the number 33987643134509, break it down into sections: 33 98 76 43 13 45 09. 2. Do not cram Sorry, students, but cramming does not cut it. Its better to space out your learning. For instance, when learning a foreign language, suggests Dr Chris Moulin of the Leeds Memory Group, dont repeat one word over and over. Repeat it to yourself a couple of times, then move on, and come back to it later. 3. Create cues If you have to do something every day at a certain time, such as take a pill, then give yourself a cue to help your intention e.g. when the Today programme finishes Ill take my medication. 4. Use images One way of remembering something, such as a persons name, is to picture it on the persons face. So if you meet a Joe Diamond, imagine a diamond. You will have to get more creative for unusual names but psychologists say the more bizarre the image the better the memory tool. 5. Make it meaningful Assign meanings to random facts or figures: if you needed to remember the number 50110662012, think Levis jeans, Battle of Hastings, London Olympics. 6. Make it personal Making anything you want to remember relate to yourself is one of the best memory aids e.g. the Blair government came into power in 1997; you graduated in 1997. 7. The Roman Room method The Roman Room method is about remembering sequences of information by visualising them in a certain location. Use a place you know well, and take a mental walk through the rooms in a set order. Then put the information from your list one by one into each room so if

its Prime Ministers, put Harold Wilson in the hallway, James Callaghan in the living room, Margaret Thatcher in the kitchen and so on. Think about it slowly and itll stick! 8. Be boring Always forget where you put your keys/purse? Its common sense, but boring routine is memorys best friend. Put those items in the same place every time. We pay little or no attention to mundane events, which is why we can rarely remember where we put our specs while we were busy doing something else. 9. Mnemonics A mnemonic is a learning technique that aids memory such as Richard of Yorke Gave Battle in Vain to remember the colours of the rainbow. Adopt phrases to remember things; the more bizarre the better. It can help with spelling awkward words or remembering the names of people at a meeting. Rhyming is especially helpful (eg. Thirty days have September, April, June and November). 10. Eat oily fish Omega-3 oils found in oily fish, as well as walnuts, pumpkin and flax seeds, help to build and maintain something called myelin. The fatty substance helps the nervous system function properly which fires up your powers of concentration. 11. Chomp on choline Choline, an amino acid in eggs, liver, chicken and soybeans, can protect the brain and boost memory. In fact, a recent study suggested that people with a higher choline intake performed better in memory tests although a long-term healthy diet as a whole is key to maintaining good brain function, with dark leafy vegetables, berries, tomatoes, nuts and seeds all good memory foods. 12. Get moving A recent Cambridge University study suggests regular aerobic exercise, such as jogging, can boost memory by triggering the growth of new neurons in the brain.

13. Get teaching Teaching new concepts to another person can aid your own recollection of the material so give a mini lecture to a friend when you are both studying for the same exam. 14. Be positive According to Harvard health experts, negative stereotypes about ageing contribute to a failing memory. So older learners do worse on memory tests when exposed to pessimistic claims about age and brain power and better if exposed to messages about keeping memory strong well into retirement. 15. Use all your senses The more senses you use when you experience or learn something, the better your powers of recall later. For example, smells can instantly conjure memories of the distant past - so get sniffing. 16. Write it down Draw a picture or write down the information you want to remember, even if you never refer to your notes again. Just the action of forming a visual image helps with memory. 17. Repeat, repeat When you want to remember something new, repeat it out loud if you have just been told some body's name, use it when you speak to that person (So, John, how long have you known Sophie?) 18. Challenge Yourself Engage in activities that require you to concentrate: join a book club, do crosswords or try new recipes. Anything that taxes your brain will help you maintain skills as you get older. 19. Write, do not type Your fingers may feel clunky with a Biro when you are used to hammering at a keyboard, but writing longhand can help your brain better process the information you are writing. So when learning something new, get scribbling.

20. Meditate US studies found that daily meditation thickened the parts of the brain's cerebral cortex responsible for decision making, attention and memory. Try "mindfulness" techniques, focusing on an image, sound or your own breathing.

20 Pain Cures that we Can Find in our Kitchen 1. Make muscle pain a memory with ginger When Danish researchers asked achy people to jazz up their diets with ginger, it eased muscle and joint pain, swelling and stiffness for up to 63 percent of them within two months. Experts credit gingers potent compounds called gingerols, which prevent the production of paintriggering hormones. The study-recommended dose: Add at least 1 teaspoon of dried ginger or 2 teaspoons of chopped ginger to meals daily. 2. Cure a toothache with cloves Got a toothache and cant get to the dentist? Gently chewing on a clove can ease tooth pain and gum inflammation for two hours straight, say UCLA researchers. Experts point to a natural compound in cloves called eugenol, a powerful, natural anesthetic. Bonus: Sprinkling a teaspoon of ground cloves on meals daily may also protect your ticker. Scientists say this simple action helps stabilize blood sugar, plus dampen production of artery-clogging cholesterol in as little as three weeks. 3. Heal heartburn with cider vinegar Sip 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 8 ounces of water before every meal, and experts say you could shut down painful bouts of heartburn in as little as 24 hours. Cider vinegar is rich in malic and tartaric acids, powerful digestive aids that speed the breakdown of fats and proteins so your stomach can empty quickly, before food washes up into the esophagus, triggering heartburn pain, explains Joseph Brasco,

M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Center for Colon and Digestive Diseases in Huntsville, AL. 4. Erase earaches with garlic Painful ear infections drive millions of Americans to doctors offices every year. To cure one fast, just place two drops of warm garlic oil into your aching ear twice daily for five days. This simple treatment can clear up ear infections faster than prescription meds, say experts at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Scientists say garlics active ingredients (germanium, selenium, and sulfur compounds) are naturally toxic to dozens of different pain-causing bacteria. To whip up your own garlic oil gently simmer three cloves of crushed garlic in a half a cup of extra virgin olive oil for two minutes, strain, then refrigerate for up to two weeks, suggests Teresa Graedon, Ph.D., coauthor of the book, Best Choices From The Peoples Pharmacy. For an optimal experience, warm this mix slightly before using so the liquid will feel soothing in your ear canal. 5. Chase away joint and headache pain with cherries Latest studies show that at least one in four women is struggling with arthritis, gout or chronic headaches. If youre one of them, a daily bowl of cherries could ease your ache, without the stomach upset so often triggered by todays painkillers, say researchers at East Lansings Michigan State University. Their research reveals that anthocyanins, the compounds that give cherries their brilliant red color, are antiinflammatories 10 times stronger than ibuprofen and aspirin. Anthocyanins help shut down the powerful enzymes that kick-start tissue inflammation, so they can prevent, as well as treat, many different kinds of pain, explains Muraleedharan Nair, Ph.D., professor of food science at Michigan State University. His advice: Enjoy 20 cherries (fresh, frozen or dried) daily, then continue until your pain disappears. 6. Fight tummy troubles with fish Indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases...if your belly always seems to be in an uproar, try munching 18 ounces of fish weekly to ease your misery. Repeated studies show that the fatty

acids in fish, called EPA and DHA, can significantly reduce intestinal inflammation, cramping and belly pain and, in some cases, provide as much relief as corticosteroids and other prescription meds. EPA and DHA are powerful, natural, side effect-free anti-inflammatories, that can dramatically improve the function of the entire gastrointestinal tract, explains biological chemist Barry Sears, Ph.D., president of the Inflammation Research Foundation in Marblehead, MA. For best results, look for oily fish like salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, trout and herring. 7. Prevent PMS with yogurt Up to 80 percent of women will struggle with premenstrual syndrome and its uncomfortable symptoms, report Yale researchers. The reason: Their nervous systems are sensitive to the ups and downs in estrogen and progesterone that occur naturally every month. But snacking on 2 cups of yogurt a day can slash these symptoms by 48 percent, say researchers at New Yorks Columbia University. Yogurt is rich in calcium, a mineral that naturally calms the nervous system, preventing painful symptoms even when hormones are in flux, explains Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., a professor of gynecology at Yale University. 8. Tame chronic pain with turmeric Studies show turmeric, a popular East Indian spice, is actually three times more effective at easing pain than aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen, plus it can help relieve chronic pain for 50 percent of people struggling with arthritis and even fibromyalgia, according to Cornell researchers. Thats because turmerics active ingredient, curcumin, naturally shuts down cyclooxygenase 2, an enzyme that churns out a stream of painproducing hormones, explains nutrition researcher Julian Whitaker, M.D. and author of the book, Reversing Diabetes. The studyrecommended dose: Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of this spice daily onto any rice, poultry, meat or vegetable dish. 9. End endometrial pain with oats The ticket to soothing endometriosis pain could be a daily bowl of oatmeal. Endometriosis occurs when little bits of the uterine lining detach and grow outside of the uterus. Experts say these migrating cells

can turn menstruation into a misery, causing so much inflammation that they trigger severe cramping during your period, plus a heavy ache that drags on all month long. Fortunately, scientists say opting for a diet rich in oats can help reduce endometrial pain for up to 60 percent of women within six months. Thats because oats dont contain gluten, a troublemaking protein that triggers inflammation in many women, making endometriosis difficult to bear, explains Peter Green, M.D., professor of medicine at Colombia University. 10. Soothe foot pain with salt Experts say at least six million Americans develop painful ingrown toenails each year. But regularly soaking ingrown nails in warm salt water baths can cure these painful infections within four days, say scientists at Californias Stanford University. The salt in the mix naturally nixes inflammation, plus its anti-bacterial, so it quickly destroys the germs that cause swelling and pain. Just mix 1 teaspoon of salt into each cup of water, heat to the warmest temperature that you can comfortably stand, and then soak the affected foot area for 20 minutes twice daily, until your infection subsides. 11. Prevent digestive upsets with pineapple Got gas? One cup of fresh pineapple daily can cut painful bloating within 72 hours, say researchers at Californias Stanford University. That's because pineapple is natually packed with proteolytic enzymes, digestive aids that help speed the breakdown of pain-causing proteins in the stomach and small intestine, say USDA researchers. 12. Relax painful muscles with peppermint Suffering from tight, sore muscles? Stubborn knots can hang around for months if they arent properly treated, says naturopath Mark Stengler, N.D., author of the book, The Natural Physicians Healing Therapies. His advice: Three times each week, soak in a warm tub scented with 10 drops of peppermint oil. The warm water will relax your muscles, while the peppermint oil will naturally soothe your nerves -- a combo that can ease muscle cramping 25 percent more effectively than over-thecounter painkillers, and cut the frequency of future flare-ups in half, says Stengler.

13. Give your back some TLC with grapes Got an achy back? Grapes could be the ticket to a speedy recovery. Recent studies at Ohio State University suggest eating a heaping cup of grapes daily can relax tight blood vessels, significantly improving blood flow to damaged back tissues (and often within three hours of enjoying the first bowl). Thats great news because your backs vertebrae and shock-absorbing discs are completely dependent on nearby blood vessels to bring them healing nutrients and oxygen, so improving blood flow is essential for healing damaged back tissue, says Stengler. 14. Wash away pain injuries with water Whether its your feet, your knees or your shoulders that are throbbing, experts at New Yorks Manhattan College, say you could kick-start your recovery in one week just by drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. Why? Experts say water dilutes, and then helps flush out, histamine, a pain-triggering compound produced by injured tissues. Plus water is a key building block of the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones, your joints lubricating fluid, and the soft discs in your spine, adds Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., author of the book, The Good Mood Diet. And when these tissues are well-hydrated, they can move and glide over each other without causing pain. One caveat: Be sure to measure your drinking glasses to find out how large they really are before you start sipping, she says. Todays juice glasses often hold more than 12 ounces, which means five servings could be enough to meet your daily goal. 15. Heal sinus problems with horseradish Latest studies show sinusitis is the nations number one chronic health problem. And this condition doesnt just spur congestion and facial pain, it also makes sufferers six times more likely to feel achy all-over. Horseradish to the rescue! According to German researchers, this eyewatering condiment naturally revs up blood flow to the sinus cavities, helping to open and drain clogged sinuses and heal sinus infections more quickly than decongestant sprays do. The study-recommended dose: One teaspoon twice daily (either on its own, or used as a sandwich or meat topping) until symptoms clear.

16. Beat bladder infections with blueberries Eating 1 cup of blueberries daily, whether you opt for them fresh, frozen or in juice form, can cut your risk of a urinary tract infection (UTIs) by 60 percent, according to researchers at New Jerseys Rutgers University. That's because blueberries are loaded with tannins, plant compounds that wrap around problem-causing bacteria in the bladder, so they cant get a toehold and create an infection, explains Amy Howell, Ph.D. a scientist at Rutgers University. 17. Heal mouth sores with honey Dab painful canker and cold sores with unpasteurized honey four times daily until these skin woes disappear, and theyll heal 43 percent faster than if you use a prescription cream, say researchers at the Dubai Specialized Medical Center in the United Arab Emirates. Raw honeys natural enzymes zap inflammation, destroy invading viruses and speed the healing of damaged tissues, say the study authors. 18. Fight breast pain with flax In one recent study, adding 3 tablespoons of ground flax to their daily diet eased breast soreness for one in three women within 12 weeks. Scientists credit flaxs phytoestrogens, natural plant compounds that prevent the estrogen spikes that can trigger breast pain. More good news: You dont have to be a master baker to sneak this healthy seed into your diet. Just sprinkle ground flax on oatmeal, yogurt, applesauce or add it to smoothies and veggie dips. 19. Cure migraines with coffee Prone to migraines? Try muscling-up your painkiller with a coffee chaser. Whatever over-the-counter pain med you prefer, researchers at the National Headache Foundation say washing it down with a strong 12- ounce cup of coffee will boost the effectiveness of your medication by 40 percent or more. Experts say caffeine stimulates the stomach lining to absorb painkillers more quickly and more effectively. 20. Tame leg cramps with tomato juice At least one in five people regularly struggle with leg cramps. The

culprit? Potassium deficiencies, which occur when this mineral is flushed out by diuretics, caffeinated beverages or heavy perspiration during exercise. But sip 10 ounces of potassium-rich tomato juice daily and you'll not only speed your recovery, you'll reduce your risk of painful cramp flare-ups in as little as 10 days, say UCLA researchers. 10 Weight Lose Tips From Dr Andrew Dr. Andrew Myers's Top 10 Tips for Weight Management First of all, let me say, 'Diets don't work.; Now, let me qualify my statement. On an individual basis certain diet programs can be successful for some people, but in general, diets don't work. In an effort to offer simple, actionable suggestions for healthy weight management, here are 10 that can make a big difference in both the short and long terms: 1. Exercise daily. Walk, run, swim, dance or hit the weights. Some form of daily aerobic exercise is essential to promoting a healthy weight. 2. Drink more water. Replacing a 20 ounce regular soda with 20 ounces of water each day can save you over 90,000 calories in a year. 3. Eat less. Try and eat 80% of what you normally consume. Reducing your daily intake by 100-200 calories per day can make a big difference over the course of a year. 4. Eat fresh, whole foods. Translation: Eat more vegetables, fruit and whole grains. 5. Avoid all processed, junk and fast foods. What that really translates into is giving up white sugar, white flour and all of the other starches that are so common in our diets today. 6. Eat on a regular schedule. Eat a healthy meal or snack every two to three hours. Maintaining stable blood sugar levels helps to keep your metabolism on track throughout the day.

7. Start eating a hearty, healthy breakfast. It helps you eat less food throughout the day. 8. Limit your intake of alcohol. The impact of this tip varies from individual to individual, but there are people who have lost significant amounts of weight simply by cutting out alcohol. Remember that alcohol is a kind of super-sugar and can be a very significant source of calories for some people. 9. Eating out? Eat half of your meal and bag the rest. A typical restaurant entree has 1,000 to 2,000 calories, not counting the bread, appetizer, beverage, and dessert. 10. Supplement your diet. Take a high-quality multivitamin to insure that you are getting extra vitamins and minerals. Try adding 400 to 1,000 mcg of chromium picolinate to your daily supplement routine to help you lose fat and maintain lean muscle. Top 6 Stop - Hunger Foods How full did you feel after your last meal? Did you get a sense of sustained satisfaction or did you find that hunger pangs got you reaching for a snack just a little while later? The good news is there are certain food stuffs that have qualities that rate high on the immediate satisfaction scale (or satiety index) so, they make you feel fuller quicker, and keep you feeling that way a little while longer too. The key is to eat things that make you feel full and feel full on fewer calories then you eat less, particularly in between meals. 1. Porridge Porridge oats have a very low G.I., meaning that the carbohydrate is released into your bloodstream slowly and therefore will sustain your energy levels and help prevent those 11am food cravings. Porridge is also a great full-up-feel food due to its consistency; it's been found that wetter and creamier foods switch on satisfaction signals and so improve satiety. What's more, studies show that a bowl of porridge can lower cholesterol. So all up, porridge makes the perfect breakfast that will see you satisfied to lunch.

2. Popcorn If you are looking for a mindless munch to satisfy that hand-to-mouth craving then popcorn is one of the best snacking options available. First off, popcorn has the benefit of being a wholegrain food which means it contains more filling fibre than many other snack alternatives. Secondly it fills you up due to its volume a 25g (0.9oz) serving of popcorn will fill a much bigger bowl compared the same weight in chips plus there's less fat too. Make sure you don't go for the butter, oil, toffee or salt varieties though; plain, air-popped popcorn seasoned with a smidge of KN pepper can give you a great fill-up snack fix. 3. Apples Apples are a great food to keep hunger at bay due the fact that they are full of fibre. Studies have also suggested that they can make a good premeal snack; research has shown that eating an apple 20 minutes prior to a eating a meal reduced the amount of food that was consumed at that meal. So, including an apple for your daily snack will not only contribute to one of your daily recommended fruit or veggie portions (you should be aiming for at least five a day) but the fibre will fill up your stomach and should keep those hunger pangs at bay. 4. Oranges Oranges are another super-fruit when it comes to the satiety index and are almost twice as filling as bananas for the same amount of calories. This is thought to be down to the fluid content, fluid content plays a big part when it comes to helping you feel full. Oranges are 86 per cent water, and research shows that foods with high water content can help to improve our satiety because it increases the portion size without adding calories. Choose a whole orange rather than orange juice; it contains more fibre which also helps achieve that 'I'm full' feeling. 5. Eggs Okay eggs aren't as low in calories compared to some of the other food we've mentioned so far, but due to the fact that they are great source of protein they definitely deserve a mention in this stop-hunger food list. You see, foods high in protein will keep you full longer. Plus eggs have

other benefits too; they contain all the essential amino acids in the exact proportions required by the body for optimum growth and maintenance of lean, metabolically active muscle tissue. Keep intake in check though one a day is a good rule. 6. Soup Starting a meal with a hearty soup is a great fill-up strategy and there's plenty of good research that suggests eating soup before a meal improves satiety, so you eat less and take in fewer calories as a result. You need to be careful on your soup selection though, best case scenario is a homemade soup so you have control over the ingredients and you can even include other stop-hunger foods to the soup as well (for example potatoes, lentils or beans). If you do need to go for a premade soup of the packet or canned variety, make sure you check out the nutritional information particularly quantities of salt, calories and fat.

Abraham Lincoln never quits. Born into poverty, Lincoln was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown. He could have quit many times but he didnt and because he didnt quit, he became one of the greatest presidents in the United States history. Here is a sketch of Lincolns road to the White House: 1. 1816 His family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support them. 2. 1818 His mother died. 3. 1831 Failed in business. 4. 1832 Ran for state legislature lost. 5. 1832 Also lost his job wanted to go to law school but couldnt get in. 6. 1833 Borrowed some money from a friend to begin a business and by the end of the year he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt.

7. 1834 Ran for state legislature again won. 8. 1835 Was engaged to be married, sweetheart died and his heart was broken. 9. 1836 Had a total nervous breakdown and was in bed for six months. 10. 1838 Sought to become speaker of the state legislature defeated. 11. 1840 Sought to become elector defeated. 12. 1843 Ran for Congress lost. 13. 1846 Ran for Congress again this time he won went to Washington and did a good job. 14. 1848 Ran for re-election to Congress lost. 15. 1849 Sought the job of land officer in his home state rejected. 16. 1854 Ran for Senate of the United States lost. 17. 1856 Sought the Vice-Presidential nomination at his partys national convention get less than 100 votes. 18. 1858 Ran for U.S. Senate again again he lost. 19. 1860 Elected president of the United States.

Why People Choose to Stay Alone


It is always fun to be with people, be it with friends or family. But not always. We choose to stay alone at different times and we tend to enjoy it. Slowly we get habituated with it, and we remain alone. The momentum keeps us alone till we again break it and go back to stay with companion. Mostly the companion is a spouse.

I studied many of my friends, girls and boys, and tried to find a trend on people staying alone. 1. Girlfriend/Boyfriend Time, Keep everyone away : This is the most common reason why a girl or boy wants to be alone. When you are in love, you want to be just in love. It might not be too long but you just want to enjoy every moment being with your partner or not. Others are best at a distance. 2. You want to prove a point : When you are highly ambitious and want to prove something great to the World, you dont want to dilute the focus by being with people. You want to sit in the drawing board and just work. When you come out, you will be a happy man and while working, you are a happy man too. You live because you have something to prove.

3. You are artistic and you enjoy loneliness : I have few friends who enjoy loneliness. They like people at a distance, almost always. So they choose to stay away and mostly they are doing something privately. They create some art, and these guys may never come back to a group life. They are born to remain that way, and these are special people. They enjoy themselves and the life, and are not materialistic to think about companion or other achievement. 4. You are heart broken or sad : You have lost you boyfriend or girlfriend, or miserably lost something or someone. This is the time you want to be alone and meditate. You rediscover yourself when you come back. This is one of the most important part of life, something painful but something to cherish lifelong. 5. You are a married bachelor : You are addicted to something so badly that you cannot be with other people. It can be drugs or Facebook. I know some folks who have virtually married to Smartphone, Music Player, Laptop or games. You are alone, and you make a king size living with no queens!

Heres the progress FunnyGuy has made till now: RESOLUTIONS ON READING 2006: I will read at least 20 good books a year. 2007: I will read at least 10 books a year. 2008: I will read 5 books a year. 2009: I will finish The Pelican Brief 2010: I will read some articles in the newspaper this year. 2011: I will read at least one article this year. 2012: I will try and finish the comics section this year. RESOLUTIONS ON SPENDING AND SAVING: 2006: I will not spend my money frivolously. 2007: I will pay off my bank loan promptly. 2008: I will pay off my bank loans promptly. 2009: I will begin making a strong effort to be out of debt by 2010. 2010: I will be totally out of debt by 2011. 2011: I will try to pay off the debt interest by 2012. 2012: I will try to be out of the country by 2013.

MARRIAGE RESOLUTIONS: 2008: I will try to be a better husband to Jane. 2009: I will not fight so much with Jane. 2010: I will not leave Jane. 2011: I will try for a reconciliation with Jane. 2012: I will try to be a better husband to Marge. RESOLUTIONS ON WOMEN: 2008: I will stop looking at other women. 2009: I will not get involved with Marge. 2010: I will not have sex with Marge frequently 2011: I will not let Marge pressure me into another marriage. 2012: I will stop looking at other women. RESOLUTIONS ON MY RELATIONS WITH BOSS: 2009: I will not let my boss push me around. 2010: I will not let my sadistic boss drive me to the point of suicide. 2011: I will stick up for my rights when my boss bullies me. 2012: I will tell Dr. Patrick and the group about my boss. RESOLUTIONS ON WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: 2006: I will get my weight down below 180. 2007: I will watch my calories until I get below 190. 2008: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200. 2009: I will try to develop a realistic attitude about my weight. 2010: I will work out 5 days a week. 2011: I will work out 3 days a week. 2012: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week. RESOLUTIONS ON TOOTH CARE: 2007: I will brush my teeth twice a day this year. 2008: I will brush my teeth at least once a day this year. 2009: I will see my dentist this year. 2010: I will have my cavities filled this year. 2011: I will have my root canal work done this year. 2012: I will get rid of my denture breath this year.

RELIGIOUS RESOLUTIONS: 2008: I will take active participation in Church activities this year. 2009: I will go to church every Sunday. 2010: I will go to church as often as possible. 2011: I will set aside time each day for prayer and meditation. 2012: I will try to catch the late night sermonette on TV. Upkeep and Care Laptops / Notebooks ByteColumn introduces Upkeep and Care series articles that focusses on care and periodic maintenance of your products. These articles are made to be instructive and easy-to-follow without too much theory and explanations. The second things presented are LAPTOPS. General Try not to spill fluid on the laptop Donot keep the laptop at any place where it can be stepped-on, sat-on or damaged. Take care to keep it away from children. Use a carry case for your device that is specifically designed for laptop transport. Donot carry your notebook in any other bag or stuff it with other luggage. Defragment your data in hard disk and schedule disk scan atleast once in a month. More often if you do copying/moving files frequently. Take frequent backups (once in a month, at least). In case of any crash, damage or loss, this prevents data loss. Now, let us look at the components one-by-one: Battery Notebooks are powered by batteries and, just like cell phones, they require a great deal of care during usage if you want them to last really long. Here are some tips for the same: Batteries must be fully charged before the first use to maximize their potential capacity. Charge it completely when it is bought newly.

Use the charger that is specified by the manufacturer. Dont use cheap chargers manufactured by companies with doubtful reputation. Try to avoid complete discharging of your laptop battery. When the warning shows for last 10% or 20% remaining, plug into a power source immediately so as to avoid total discharge. This also avoids potential loss of data and improper shutdowns. Shut down your laptop when not in use for a long time. Sleep or Suspend is an option only for short intervals. Keep your batteries cool and avoid leaving laptops in hot cars or direct sunlight. Remove the battery if you are not going to use laptop for more than three days. While using laptop from battery (unplugged from A/C power): o Check for bluetooth or Wi-Fi and switch them off, if not in use. o Unplug any USB devices that are not necessary. o Eject any optical disks that are not of immediate use. o Keep the brightness setting in your laptop at a low-level which is comfortable for you. o Turn off background programs and close those that are not used, to save on processor usage. o Use headphones to hear music rather than in-built laptop speakers.

Screen Read on to know how to maintain, clean and generally take good care of your laptop screen. Donot lift the laptop using screen as this may damage the hinge. Donot expose the screen to oil and dust. If the screen is wet, dry it immediately with a soft cloth. Donot use sharp objects on the laptop screen as this may cause permanent damage to the display capabilities. To clean the screen, use a LCD/LED cleaning solution (use this in moderate amounts, too much of it can cause problems) and a soft cloth to gently wipe off the surface. Take care to power off

the laptop and remove the battery before attempting any cleaning process. If your screen gets damaged and/or cracked, power off the laptop and stop using the device. Continuous usage under damaged condition may take the device beyond repairable condition. Take your notebook to a company-operated service centre or similar well-reputed professional care as soon as possible.

Keyboard Take care not to spill any liquid on the keyboard as this may damage the components inside. Try to avoid keeping fluids of any kind nearby where it can be accidentally spilled on the laptop. Donot press the keys hardly. This practice of pressing keys in a damaging fashion is quite common among gamers. Try to use an exernal USB keyboard for gaming and other intensive typing activities. To clean the keyboard, use a pressurised air container that can be bought in any computer accessory shop. If you want to remove the keys and clean, make sure you can reassemble the keyboard. Take care while doing so. If any key shows symptoms of malfunction, take the device to a service centre or professional care as soon as possible. External Devices No matter what type of laptop you use, youll plug in an external component sooner or later. A few tips to get you going: Make sure the devices you use are from a reputable brand, otherwise, it may spoil the ports and/or laptop. Before you plug in any data device (optical drive, external hard disk, usb pen drives, ipod etc), be sure that it is from a known source and without any harmful data. Malwares, spywares, viruses and other harmful softwares must be prevented from entering your laptop, lest personal data be stolen for misuse. Be sure to disconnect any device that you are not going to use.

10 Things You Arent Taught In College


Perhaps the most relied upon, yet disappointing ventures in the pursuit of success is the college degree. Antithetical to its supposed number one purpose, the college degree actually does little to prepare students for the real world business environment they enter after their baccalaureate graduation. In fact, almost 80 percent of college grads have said in surveys that they felt extremely unprepared for real life interactions or dilemmas in the workplace. One would assume that four years and a quarter million dollars in debt would be enough of an investment to prepare you for the real world. Instead, it does the opposite: a college degree holds you back. College does not teach you: Which field pertains to your skill set and will yield you the most money; How to build a business; How to interact with people; And, how to survive the most grueling business challenges life may throw at you. Instead, college professors waste your time by teaching you inapplicable lessons that you often forget within minutes of classs end. These classes really have no place in the killor-be-killed business world. Given the sad state of the college degree, we here at Elite have compiled a list of 10 things you are not taught in college, that are essential to every entrepreneurs endeavors. 10. How To Program Finding an experienced and capable coder that is trustworthy and socially normal is more difficult than finding a simultaneously honest and beautiful woman in New York City. Not only is the search for the right programer difficult, but it will always be the highest expenditure on your balance sheet. Instead of taking your mandatory Theology 101, every business student should have been learning how to code. Knowing how to program will soon be the equivalent of knowing how to speak English or Mandarin in the 21st century.

The tech world is growing faster than anyone has ever imagined: Young startups can hit overnight success, evolving instantly into a digital monopoly. In a world like this, you want to be able to rely on yourself to build a product instead of on some guy you to whom you outsourced your project. Now, although this skill is far from necessary for your ventures success, this is a number one talent that will give you a leg up above everyone else. Learn this skill while you can, and, if it is too late, buddy up with someone who can. 9. How To Betray And Be Betrayed Betrayal 101 should also be considered a madatory college course. When many of us leave college, we expect all others to maintain the high ethical standards we learned in our quick Business Ethics course. Unfortunately, there are some nasty people out in the world and it is almost impossible to trust anyone while on your path to success. The earlier you can accept the upper echelon of business society is swarmed with cut-throat and manipulative types, the easier it will be to overcome them. More than ever, we see people stabbed in the back by a supposed business partner, and they collapse or fail. If Betrayal 101 were a class, it would teach you how to spot a snake, how to avoid being back stabbed, and what to do when you are betrayed. Most importantly when you should drop your niceties and back stab someone else. Dealing with lifes rough betrayals is a natural process; It can sting more than anything if one is not prepared for it. Every entrepreneur must always be weary of this, hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Do not be afraid to cut people loose if it will be your benefit. Unfortunately, college creates the typical powderpuff girl mentality, as if you do not have anything to worry about if you follow your textbook like a mindless idiot. 8. Charisma Everyone has taken Leadership and Social Behavior classes that proclaim to teach a formula for charisma in business. Again, this is not something a class or book can teach you. You are either born with this stuff or you are not. If you are one of the lucky ones, you do not need to learn how to use your talent optimally and to your benefit, which you

know only comes from your experiences. For those of you without this gift, you must learn how to make due, compensate in other ways and play to your strengths. In either case, a course on this is fruitless. The best lessons are those learned in interactions with veterans. Spend your first few years in business taking cues from accomplished elders, you cannot go wrong. 7. Hospitality One degree oddity in college is the Hospitality major, it only pertains to the hotel industry. Meanwhile, for any person who has spent at least a year in business, hospitality is one of the most important lessons a company leader can have. If you do not serve your customer with as much hospitality as a hotel serves a customer be it with accommodations or food you will lose. Every business relies on making users, customers, and clients happy so that they will return as customers for the same experience. An entrepuner must build an experience for the customer unlike any other in order to set his venture aside from the competition. This can only be accomplished through innovating hospitality. You may not be folding their underwear, or fixing their sheets, but hospitality is key to brand management. Provide the best, and most consistent experience. 6. Dinner Parties Why is social conduct at a dinner party never taught in college? Oh right, that is because we were too busy taking the women studies course our advisors forced on us. A dinner party is the way adults bond and network. In college, you go out to get laid; an adult goes out to make money. There is a stratagem for how to conduct yourself so that your presence is felt. Whether winning over clients, impressing investors or forming a partnership, the skills needed are always the same. Sadly, proper conduct is something most do not know, and quickly have to learn on the spot at any dinner function. To be invited to someones home is a form of respect; Thus, it is important to understand how to conduct yourself.

5. Networking It is a pretty simple equation: your network is equal to your networth. No college teaches a student how to network in the respective industry they are interested in. It is not what you know (as your teachers would like you to believe); It is who you know and how they can someday help you that brings one success in life. We should have been tested on how well we performed at networking events. An entrepreneur must always remember a name and face, know how to make a great first impression, and must be able to stay in contact with important persons, all like this is second nature. 4. Politics Politics are part of any citys business as much as it is part of Capitol Hill lobbying. Politics are the way people use the nature of manipulation to pull through and get ahead. Sure there is nothing that is moral about politics, but then again the same is true in the game of life. Consider it part of Betrayal 101, you need to know how to work any governmental network, especially when it has to do with your businesss success. Even in Politics 1o1, never were we taught how to maneuver through the red-tape-ladden governmental process, or manipulate politics in our favor. That came through forced practice. 3. Failure Once again, the college portrayal of climbing the ladder to your American Dream is complete and utter bullshit. The last thing an entrepreneur such as yourself wants to be is another rat in the race. Failure is one thing that many do not understand how to deal with because they are never taught how to. Many only feel sorry for themsleves and sulk about it but in retrospect, rather than understanding that any person needs to fail first in order to succeed. The thing about failure is that it teaches you more lessons than your expensive degree, or this article, can ever teach you about business. Failure quickly helps you understand the wrong way to run your business, only leading to future success when you run it quickly. 2. Sales

When we were too busy learning how to write a resum, instead of programming or betrayal, we were also never taught how to conduct a proper sale. How can a business school go four years without teaching their students one of the the most important aspects of business, selling your product?! What business does not sell something? There is no such thing. There are positions were one may not be required to sell, but those are usually niche sectors with dead-end potential. The one skill inherent in any great salesman is the automatic ability to understand what type of customer he is dealing with. Person-typing should be a mandatory course. Also, you should be able to demonstrate the passion behind the idea you built and whatyou signed up for. This way, those people you interact with are willing to sign up as well to spend their hard-earned income on. This is the number one key to success, and we have never seen it taught in college. 1. Negotiation You have the idea by now, you executed the sale, but what is the price? What part of your body will be amputated in exchange for the infinite satisfaction found in your product? No matter what in business, you will come across the master negotiator, who will win out? You already think like most entrepreneurs without experience do that you were already a good negotiator. Negotiation is a skill learned through real-world interaction. It is not inherent, and it cannot be taught in any classroom environment. Negotiation provides the skills for you to be able to get your way over any others. In a world that is gruesome and competitive, this should be one of the first things ever taught to you at child birth. Clearly, college is not the proper place for entrepreneurial preparation. For the Elite, in the 21st century, a real world education is key. Do not expect your college degree to be worth the sticker price after college; you still have much to learn as a young, inexperienced businessperson.

The Alpha Female & Beta Female

Following the study on Alpha and Beta males, one finds that the same method can be conducted on women as well. In order to help you elite bachelors understand the opposite sex better and their social patterns, please find the equivalent model to provide you with information on how to distinguish the two categories. We strongly encourage you to take notes, as different strategies should be applied depending on the type of woman you choose; both for casual sex or as a future wife. The Alpha Female The alpha female is a tough negotiator. She knows her value, and knows there is more to her than looks. She is the leader-type and constantly surrounded by a group of admiring subordinates. Executive decisions such as where to go, what drinks to order, what guys to talk to, all fall under the jurisdiction of the alpha female. Not necessarily the most beautiful in her circle of friends, the alpha female knows that brains are what will take her the farthest. Topics like politics, economy, business and law interests her, and she discusses these global issues without difficulty. She does not take directions from men; the alpha females make the calls. She is cynical and sarcastic in her language, but always with a certain charm. She believes most men are more or less worthless and that women should be treated as goddesses. Shes an opportunist and serious about her career, and uses her networking and sexual skills to the max to get where she wants. The alpha female, being intelligent both intellectually and emotionally, knows how to manipulate a man. She has a mans determination, but uses a feminine approach to get her way. Either with a powerful partner or a toyboy on her side, she is sure to stir attention wherever she goes, something she fully enjoys. Men are either intrigued by her or intimidated. Famous Alpha women: Blair Waldorf, Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth I, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Merkel, Samantha Jones (SATC), Angelina Jolie, Anna Wintour Alpha female quotes: The good ones screw you, the bad ones screw you, and the rest dont know how to screw you. -Samantha Jones

Alpha females favorite films: Tomb Raider, Monster, Jeanne dArc, The Devil Wears Prada, Erin Brockovic Alpha females shop at: Versace, Gucci, Cavalli (and everywhere else where you find leopard print and leather pants). Alpha females field of occupation: High ranked-positions politics, PR, fashion, finance, fashion, editorial etc. or power-wife of a president/CEO/other form of billionaire. Alpha female songs: I dont need a man- Pussycat Dolls, RespectAretha Franklin, Piece of me- Britney Spears Alpha female pros The alpha female is playful and interesting. She will make sure to be entertaining and confident as she entertains you. She intrigues her man with her broad knowledge and makes him laugh. She wont be needy and call 500 times a day. She has other things to do. As she plans to be financially independent, she wont rely on her husband too much in those matters. She will bring passion to the relationship, always making it interesting. Being sexually confident, she will take you places you had little idea of existed, and will be open to trying new things. Having a broad network of important contacts, she will gladly introduce you to her circle of royalties, socialites and other influential individuals. Having an alpha woman as your date will increase your stock on the social scene. Alpha females cons Alpha females are known for being bitches. She will make sure to create drama and exaggerate things to the max. Shes possessive and sometimes jealous. You can forget about poker nights and similar, the alpha woman will decide who you meet and when. Fighting with her will make things worse, we suggest that you just nod and say sorry a couple of times to resolve any issues that might occur, as the alpha female wont be the one crawling back. Dont expect her to accept her place in the kitchen, because she is far too evolved for that. Shes

demanding and might as well ask her husband to clean, cook and take care of the children. Advice for the ones pursuing the alpha female: Any forward attempts to woo a herd of women should always be focused on convincing the Alpha Female, because if the alpha female goes, the rest of the skirts will go too. The alpha female is typically the angriest of the group, often a result of poor treatment from past boyfriends. The alpha females wrath is dangerous and should be approached with extreme caution. The Beta Female The beta female is the sweet, caring and demure woman you men may dream of. She is feminine and enjoys simple pleasures in life such as cooking, taking her dog for a walk, watering her flowers and decorating the house. She has an artistic eye and loves beauty above anything. Fashion, decoration and art interest her. Shes the alphas right hand and gives her intelligent, insightful evaluations concerning love, friendship and morals when Alpha is lost. She knows when to be silent and speaks her opinion only with the utmost diplomacy. Betas are often spiritual and emotional. They have a womans intuition. Shes communicative and attentive. She has no problem following someone else and taking orders does not intimidate her. Shes down-to-earth and humble. She is comfortable with the traditional gender role of women taking care of the needs of their husbands. A Beta is never an Alpha-wannabe, shes comfortable with who she is. Secretly she hates feminists, and thinks feminists are against everything that is in fact feminine. Famous beta women: Charlotte York (SATC), Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jennifer Aniston, Mother Theresa, Serena van der Woodsen Beta female quotes: A career is wonderful, but you cant curl up with it on a cold night. -Marilyn Monroe

Beta females favorite films: Gentlemen prefer blondes, Bridget Jones Diary, Legally Blonde Beta females shop at: Prada, Paul & Joe, Miu Miu, Chanel (and everywhere else where you get pink and cute stuff) Beta females field of occupation: Florists, art-gallery curators, fashion, marketing, culinary business, and interior decoration Beta female songs: Girls just want to have fun- Cindy Lauper , Cater 2 You Destinys Child, Stop! In the name of Love- Diana Ross & The Supremes Beta females pros Beta is sweet, catering and considerate. Shes the perfect housewife; comfortable in the kitchen and a good mother. Shes feminine and loves dressing up to please her man. Shes girly and does not challenge her man intellectually (at least not in public). Shes a romantic and dreams of a calm and comfortable life. She is an excellent cook, and will treat her man with delicious meals ever night after a long day at work. She will also be the perfect hostess, and gracefully entertain your clients at your dinner parties. The beta female is sensitive: rather than shouting and being aggressive, she shows her discontent with tears and a pouting lip. However, the beta is also generous with smiles and compliments and will treat her husband like a king. Beta females cons Beta females can be somewhat ditsy and silly, not always known for their intellectual side. Forget about trying to have somewhat of an intellectual conversation, the Beta will not respond with more than a smile. Beta-females follow orders without questioning and can be naive. Betas lack the strong self-esteem the alpha possesses. They also get emotional, but turn to tears and sobbing rather than threatening words to get their will through. Alpha females may intimidate her. Beta is passive in her relationships, expecting the man to do most of the work/talking/acting. She will never take the first step to seduction, and

be prepared as a man that she will expect you to pick up the bill for most of the expenses. Advice for the ones pursuing the Beta: Betas are shy and subservient. Any attempt to pursue her is time-consuming, however if done right; rewarding. Betas need to feel the sense of being chased and courted. Flowers, chocolate and regular phone-calls are therefore in place. Gentleman-manners are required. Persistence is key word here. Do not confuse her hard-to-catch tactic by a lack of interest, Betas like to play games as they believe that the more difficult they are- the more will they be desired. Act manly and take the initiative Betas wont. Closing thought: At first glance, most alpha males prefer the beta female, as she seem to be the more feminine and approachable choice. However, bear in mind dear Elite reader that both types have their benefits and drawbacks. The alpha female, being more liberal will probably be open to intimacy with you at an earlier point, but to tie her down is a difficult task. She knows her value and will not stick around with someone who she considers to be on a different social level. On the contrary, the beta-female will take time and consideration before (and if) entering any sexual relationship with you. The reward of an expensive and time-consuming hunt will be an amazing feeling. Be careful though, once you pursued the Beta, she will stick by your side whether you like it or not. The 10 Commandments of Elite Moses presented to his people the original 10 commandments on Mount Sinai. Eventually, the early Christians ushered in the New Testament with their Messianic law. The Quran holds verses that laid down the law, differentiating between what is right and wrong for the Muslim religion. Finally, Biggie preached his own law through his infamous song, 10 Crack Commandments, for the drug dealer culture. Now, at Elite, we have decided to take these serious matters into our own hands, and shall lay down our own law for the Elite way of life.

First and foremost, we must designate everyone who reads Elite Daily as a part of the Elite. When we created Elite Daily, we wanted to define elite in a way that differs from the everyday use; our definition defines every individual as elite in their own way. Everyone possesses many qualities that make them unique, and if you are reading this right now then YOU definitely fall into our category of elite. More importantly, no one can take this entitlement away from you and do not forget this. We plan to have a have a deep connection with our readers that very few other publications seek to maintain with their audience. Other online publications fail to live up to the term, elite, because they care solely about their ad dollars rather than their readers. But, here at Elite, we honestly value each of our readers and thank you for your support. 10. Thou shall not take a cheater back Countless times, we have seen innocent men fall prey to the cheating girl. You would think these men immediately choose to cut off all ties with this type of female. Think again. The reality is that men often take these women back and forgive them for cheating. We know it sounds completely absurd, but it does happen frequently. 9. Thou shall not turn your back on your entourage We all aspire to reach the apex of success, or we have already reached that climax. Nonetheless, it is important to never turn your back on those who have been with you since the very beginning. We include all friends, especially the ones that you grew up with and have been at your side on the long road to success. You must not forget or even betray these friends, because they are the truest individuals you could ever stumble upon. 8. Thou shall be ambitious Ambition is one of the biggest motivators that we still have in this day and age. One must strive to grow and rise to the top ranks of their respective fields, no matter how simple your role may be. One of the prominent goals in your life should include the ability to interact with people to inform them that you excel at what you do. Make sure

people around you know that you are one of the hungriest people out there and your performance can vouch for it. 7. Thou shall be selfless You shall always give back to your community. One must do charitable works, and help out those that are less fortunate than you. In the midst of success, one can easily get blinded and forget the importance of helping out others. A great man once said, You stop loving life when you stop helping others. So, dont be selfish; instead, become a model of selflessness and give back to the world that has given to you. 6. Thou shall be adventurous Unfortunately, life is short and we only get one try. Thus, you must depart from their comfort zone, and explore something youre not accustomed to. Go sky diving, take a trip on a safari, go deep sea fishing, or even try helicopter skiing. Fortunately, the list of adventurous activities is endless. So, please do not let life pass you in the blink of an eye; grasp life and inject it with some excitement. In the end, new experiences will give you a great story to tell, because we were placed on this planet to be elite, not boring. 5. Thou shall always be presentable Looking sharp is the essence of class and exemplifies our notion of elite. When a man is dressed sharply, his confidence sky-rockets and those around him recognize it. You should always positively present yourself to the best of your ability and demonstrate that essential suaveness. Society loves a well dressed, confident, and sharp man. 4. Thou shall always be thankful You are blessed to be a part of the elite; so, you should always be thankful to the powers above that endow you with your successful position in life. It takes mere seconds out of your day to express simple thanks for all your blessings; trust us that it will benefit you to count your blessings. One elite member once confessed, My life changed drastically after I started thanking God every day.

3. Thou shall be knowledgeable Experiences form the life we live. Therefore, it is important to experience everything in life, because each moment differs from one another. In addition, experiences always offer an opportunity to meet something or someone new and exciting. One must also be book smart as well as street smart. With this in mind, become knowledgeable and learn from your mistakes. Never allow questions, unwanted instances, problems or whatever else stump or put you down. 2. Thou shall lead and never follow This world is made up of two types of people: leaders and followers. Since you are elite, we shall jump the gun and coin you a leader. Always lead life with passion and a goal in mind. Be the best leader you can possibly be by motivating your team and creating a strong relationship that will encourage others to follow your lead. 1. Thou shall be respectful towards everyone In this world, it is essential to be respectful as well as to give respect where it is due. No one likes an arrogant asshole; so, lose the ego and learn to be humble. This execution of respect will ensure that no one has anything negative to say about you and your doings. People will always talk about you, but it is up to you to give others bad material to say about you Now that we have proclaimed the elite commandments for our elite men, please take a second to let the law sink in and remain ingrained in our heads. If you truly live your life by these 10 rules, there will be plenty of success to go around.

How To Get Rid Of Her Before Its Too Late


It is the dawn of a new year and new beginning for us all. Lets do the deed and get rid of that lingering girlfriend that youve caught making moves on other men. She may have been your college sweet heart, but lets be honest Youve caught her cheating multiple times, she protects her phone like shes in the CIA, and the sex is not that good. Youve just become complacent and lazy.

Maybe the most frustrating thing about the whole process is that even if ending the relationship was the right thing to do even if she cheated on you it can still be hard to bury all those memories and move on with your life. 11. Take her off that pedestal First things first: Stop acting like your ex was Gods gift to men. She wasnt perfect. If were being honest, she probably wasnt even close. Make a list of her annoying traits. Let your buddies bad-mouth her. Do whatever you have to do just take her off that pedestal. 10. Get closure Step two: get closure. If youre going to end this thing, end it. Make sure youre both on the same page. This is a breakup, not a break. The two of you are moving on, which means potentially seeing other people. If you feel the need to do a relationship postmortem, do it now. You wont be seeing her again for a while. 9. Delete her existence This may be the most important of our 11 tips for getting over your ex. After youve gotten closer, dont contact her. Go cold turkey. Seriously. Maybe you said some crap about trying to stay friends, maybe you made some idiot vow to always be there for each other, but forget it. We highly suggest to delete her out of your phone or perhaps rename her contact as Ignore or Dont Answer By staying in touch with old flames, youre asking for months (if not years) of on-again-off-again uncertainty. So, throw out her phone number, stop texting her and unfriend her on Facebook. Imagine how freaked out youll be the first time you see some strange dude in her profile picture, and youll see why a clean break is essential. 8. Work out Without a girlfriend gobbling up hours out of every day, you may be wondering what to do with yourself. Now that youre single, we suggest hitting the gym or taking a jog. Its a healthy way to work out all of that post-breakup frustration. Getting in shape is also a good way to boost your self-esteem. And dont forget: The gym is a great place to

meet women (plenty of reasons why working out makes our list of 11 tips for getting over your ex). 7. Avoid her friends and the places she hangs If you want to avoid the temptations that come with bumping into an ex, you might have to make some sacrifices. You might have to cut ties with some of your mutual friends. You might have to avoid some of your favorite haunts (because theyre her favorite haunts, too). Trust us, its a small price to pay for peace of mind. 6. Throw away anything that reminds you of her That dopey-looking teddy bear she gave you for your birthday, the sappy love letters she wrote, the adorable pictures of the two of you chuck em. Throw it all away. The sooner you get all that junk out of your house the sooner youll get over her. And before you ask, yes, its fine to keep items that dont evoke any emotional connections. If she bought you a copy of Call of Duty 3, keep it. But clothes, jewelry, keepsakes, and the like should be ditched. 5. Dont try to get your stuff back By the same token, you dont want to try to get your stuff back. You cant have a relationship relapse if you dont allow yourself to see your ex. Forget about all that stuff you left at her place. Consider it gone. The $50 youre going to have to spend to replace a few DVDs is a small price to pay to avoid an ex-girlfriend who could be either desperately needy or irrationally angry. 4. Hang out with your friends One of the things you have to sacrifice when in a committed relationship is time with your friends. Girlfriends are notorious timebandits, always greedy for more and more of your attention. But now that youre single, you can reconnect with the buds you left behind. Not only will it be fun, but it will also be therapeutic because hanging out with your friends is one of the most rewarding of our 11 tips for getting over your ex. 3. Exercise your new found freedom

Relationships are about compromise. Being single should be about doing whatever the hell you want. Look, youve ditched the ball and chain. Youre free. So stay out until four in the morning, hop on a plane to Vegas with your brother, or just sit on your ass and watch basketball all day. Taking pleasure in all of those things that you couldnt do as a boyfriend is a great way to get over your ex. 2. Remember the bad times Its pretty common for guys to idealize their significant others after a breakup. Youll just be going about your business, and then, suddenly, youll remember an inside joke or a great date. Then youll grin, thinking about a cute personality quirk she had, and before long, youre fantasizing about how great your sex life used to be. Snap out of it. One of the most important of our 11 tips for getting over your ex is to remember the bad times. Focus on the fights and the problems. Recollect her bad habits and shady behavior. Its like taking a cold shower. 1. Sleep with another girl The most foolproof method for getting over your ex is to sleep with another girl. Its the fastest and most efficient way to get an exgirlfriend out of your system. One of the reasons we equivocate about leaving an ex behind is because no matter how confident we are we worry we wont find someone new. Thats what sends us crawling back to our familiar, comfy, dysfunctional exes time and time again. Finding a new love interest, even for one night, is the best method of countering all those self-defeating thoughts. Bonus: Make sure your next girlfriend is an upgrade One last thing you want to be certain of is that your love life is moving in the right direction. If your rebound girlfriend is a train wreck, you could end up moving backward and reconnecting with your ex, only to waste another year or two of your life on a relationship thats doomed to fail. So be sure that your next girlfriend is an upgrade.

Which Alcohol Will Make You Superman in the Bedroom?

Sex is never a guaranteed thing for the non-Elite. For those of you who are able to have this opportunity, the type of alcohol that you spend drinking all throughout the night can dictate the type of sex that you will be having later on. Weve narrowed it down to 5 different kinds of alcohol that can greatly influence the kind of night that you will be having: 1. Vodka We can all agree that vodka makes people angry. It really does bring it out of you. However, there is nothing wrong with angry sex by any means. Worst comes to worst, youll leave with a cut or bruise here and there, but you will also be leaving with an exciting, potentially dangerous sexual experience. 2. Lager The more you intake, the more bloated you will be. This bloated feeling will not go away either. Once you get it for the night, its there to stay, even during sex. The swishing of beer in your stomach will be more noticeable to you than it was before. I know it sounds bad, almost as if Im bashing beer right, but trust me, I am not. Beer will always make you happy. You may have slow bloated sex, but at least youll be in a good mood. 3. Wine Wine will always give off a sexy and passionate vibe. It sets the mood and it allows the unimaginable to run through your head. You can never go wrong with wine if you want to have an amazing sexual experience, but plan on passing out immediately after. Its great at setting the mood and its better at putting you to sleep. 4. Whiskey Hope you enjoy sloppy sex because thats all that your gonna be getting. Whiskey can make you quite emotional and impotent. There is nothing worse than seeing your evenings social investment go up in flames because you had one too many Jack on the Rocks. We suggest to completely avoid the dark liquor through the evening.

5. Tequila If you want to rip off your shirt and show the S on your chest, then tequila is the way to go. Its almost as if your filling up a full tank of gas on an Audi R8, expect top of the line performance. You can never go wrong if you decide to take this approach and play your cards wisely.

7 Signs Your Girlfriend Is Psycho


Sometimes, its pretty obvious when your girl is crazy. Sure, we have our gothic bunny burners and Marilyn Manson fans who you can tell are bordering on insanity from a distance. However, there are also stunningly gorgeous women who have a hidden crazy side. Beware of these damning traits of an insane-in-themembrane girlfriend. Avoid these women at all costs, as they can jeopardize your livelihood and career. If need be, get that restraining order youve been considering, Elite. 7. Shes Extremely Insecure The most obvious red flag shes crazy is extreme insecurity. If shes extremely insecure, her constant insecurities are going to drive you insane. Expect irrational accusations of cheating and a neverending onslaught of body-conscious questions, like How do I look? or Does this make me look fat?. Also, expect her to be oddly hypercritical of the flaws shell surely be noticing in other womenas she needs this satisfaction to feel comfortable about herself. Trust us, if you see the slightest sign of insecurity, be cautious. 6. Guys Night Drives Her Mad Unless youve made a habit of stumbling home with red lipstick on your Tom Ford collar and a slightly wet, possibly herpes infected tip, your weekly man night shouldnt be a problem. Thats for sane women, that is. All men require a weekly meet-up with their entourage to discuss man problems, relax, and even just for a night of freedom.

If shes freaking out about these casual outings, you should be questioning her sanity and possibly yours as well, for putting up with it. 5. You Suddenly Have a Lot in Common Seemingly 0ut of no where, shes taken a massive interest in every little hobby or interest of yours. You guys are sharing books, iTunes libraries, and shes even picking up your slang. Shes changing her basketball team allegiance, favorite food, and favorite TV show for you and she might even start wearing your clothes. Soon enough, shell be hacking into your social media as well. 4. Their Best Defense Mechanism Is The Bugout If she seems to have hysterical, disproportionate reactions to your relationship problems youre probably already aware that your girl is a little off. We have deemed this reaction The Bugout. Women bug out when they stop thinking logically and rationally, suddenly going insane and yelling at you over highly irrelevant, minute issues. Case in point, she starts an argument questioning why she finds a La Perla receipt in your pocket although you havent bought her lingerie in months. Good God. 3. Shes Stalking Your Every Move On Your Social Media Every status you post becomes scrutinized by her insecure mind. The instant you post a status update or new photo, you receive a frantic text message asking for an explanation. This is the most obvious sign you have found a crazy one. Shes clearly thinking about you way too much, and anything you do without her drives her mad due to her insecure loneliness. Weve even encountered an acquaintances girlfriend who took the initiative to print out a conversation he had and highlighted parts she felt required an explanation. 2. She HATES Other Women If shes bursting with anger to the point that shes red in the face every time you bring a girl up, chances are shes crazy. Youll know when the slightest lookone that could only vaguely be misinterpreted as checking a girl outbecomes a cause for argument. Youll hear the

telltale signs with these quotes: I hate other women or I get along better with guys. At this point, hopefully youre not inebriated so you can cue the internal alarm clock. She will also be highly skeptical of any contact you make with her friends, as she doesnt trust them, or you. 1. She Stops Taking Her Birth Control Now, like most Elite men on this planet, we know you hate condomsunless theyre some luxury, Louis Vitton condoms, of course. Oftentimes with your girlfriend youre granted the luxury of not using condoms since you trust each other and, hopefully, shes on birth control. You can be sure she wont get pregnant, right? Not always so. Unfortunately, we have seen one case where a girl was so insecure that she decided to sabotage her mans future by secretly stopping her birth control and getting pregnant. Please, always err on the side of staying safe. But, if you do decide to go raw, make sure youre positive shes taking her pills. Bonus: This one may sound totally outrageous, but its true. We know of a man whos girlfriend checked his penis after his return from a massage to make sure his ending wasnt so happy. Gentlemen, beware of these red flagsthe LAST thing you want to end up with is a crazy girlfriend.

What Not To Eat On A First Date The first date: This is the moment that can make or break your chances with a girl. First dates provide a critical first impression for a potential beau. How you look, act, and present yourself will mean everything to a woman. Shes analyzing every word that comes out of your mouth and every single action you take, or even the ones you dont. Surethe way youre dressed, how well groomed you are, and your ability to articulate your speech are all very important; but the deciding factorand what might just turn her offis how you eat during your date.

Our team at Elite has put together a simple guide to make sure youre aware of foods you should stay far, FAR away from on the first date. Remember guys: always keep it simple. The best advice I can offer you: Have a light snack before dinner to make sure you dont arrive at the table with hungry eyesready to turn into a savage and devour the upcoming entree. Here is our list of foods you should avoid: Pasta or Spaghetti The reason were starting with this one is because its an underestimated date-killer. Youd think that pasta would be a safe choice, but trust usyoure wrong. This is a dangerous situation to place yourself in because you run the risk of getting pasta on your shirt. If that happens, you might as well just head home. No girl is going to want a slob. Spaghetti in particular has a high risk of flinging sauce on your shirt because its long and stringy. To eat spaghetti politely and properly, you need to use a fork and spoon. Can we also mention that you might make the mistake of slurping your food? Gross. The risk is not worth the reward. Stay away at all costs. Spinach You might be wondering, Whats wrong with spinach? At first thought, pretty much nothing. Sure, it tastes greatbut what you havent considered is at the end of the night, when you go up to your mirror, you will be greeted with a mouthful of spinach! After that, youll realize why she didnt come back with you at the end of the date. Side note: Pesto and any other small greens are equally as dangerous. Stay away! Onions and Garlic These killers are just as dangerous separately as they are together. The presence of either of these ingredients in your dish will kill any chance of getting a goodnight kiss after the date. Your breath will be rancid for the next few hours and she will be truly disgusted every time you talk.

Burgers or Sliders Imagine: Youre at STK, and your very anxious about whether or not you should order your favorite Kobe beef sliders. Stop right there! There is NOTHING more dangerous then a burger. Not only will it leave your hands smelling like food, but burgers are also EXTREMELY messy. Theres also a high probability that some element of your sandwichbe it a tomato, pickle, or the patty itselfwill pop out on the first bite. Just like with the spaghetti, you run the risk of staining your new Tom Ford blazer. At this point, not only have you lost any chance with the girl, but your dry cleaner is going to hate you as well. Steak Like all real men out there, Im sure your skirt steak, t-bone, or perhaps even a delicious filet. However, wed recommend you fight your carnivore urges at this point. Some cuts of meat may be difficult to cut while still actively engaging her in conversation. Its highly likely that youll make a huge mess on your plateand God forbid if something slips while youre holding a sharp knife. Lobster and Crab We recommend avoiding these feeds precisely because they require you to use your hands. Anything that requires you to use your hands will be messy and leave a smell behind. Its never a good look to have hands smelling fishybe it from the food youre eating, or from messing around with some unhygienic female. Look, guysjust avoid eating with your hands whenever possible. Ok, by now were pretty sure youre really pissed at us. Weve likely named every delicious food you were craving. Call us the overbearing parent you hate for being right, but wed prefer to be something more like the big brother to look up to. We know what will make youre date go smoothlyso trust us.

Would You Date: The Russian Girl?


As a gift to our readers, I would like to bestow upon you the opportunity to avoid the mistakes Ive made and experience my

successes. Our first case is the Russian girl. Im not here to offend anyone, but simply share my experience. Brief Overview The Russian girl is always on every mans list of girls to date or, at least, bang. She just smells of sex and lust. Russian women are very promiscuous and have that sexy look that will stir up your carnal lust like no other. They are well connected to high culture and possess one of the sexiest accents on the planet. Russian women are in-demand around the globe and are viewed as vivacious sex symbols. They are generally very beautiful women and have the flair of James Bond-status girlfriends. They have a certain air of confidence and sexual dominance that most women dont possess. Pros: Where would you like me to begin? Russian women are simply gorgeous and stunning. They are usually of tall stature and have long, slender legsmaking her great eye candy. Their European style is impeccable, and we feel they are the best-dressed females of their class. They possess in-depth knowledge of current fashion trends and know exactly how to pull off the most stylish looks. They have a certain look in their eyes that just yells sex. Theyre quick on their feet, extremely intelligent, as well as street savvy. They have great taste and tend to be very optimisticalways approaching life with a positive attitude. They have this certain unique attitude to them. They can walk into a room and instantly change the energy. They are dominant and know what they want. They are the epitome of sex. These gorgeous sex kittens are great in bed and will display a side youve never yet encountered in bed. Safe to say, shell give you the ride of your lifeno pun intended. Their bodies are usually very proportional, with a curvy, yet still very slim figure. Essentially, she has all the assets you want without the extra weight that comes along with American girls. They look for gentlemen a man who will sweep them off their feet with charm, swagger, and grace. They love sex, so courting her to get her in bed shouldnt be a concern. Russian women yearn for love and care and will reciprocate

these feelings with equal or greater intensity. She might intimidate you at first, but theres a kind, loving woman beneath that intimidating exterior. Trust me. These women love to have a great time as well, so youll have a wholesome woman thats still down to party from time to time. Cons Here is where things get complicated: After reading the abundant number of pros, youre probably sold. But dont rush out into the streets just yet, guys. You must be wary of these consand, just everyone else on this planet, Russian girls have cons, too. First and foremost, Russian women can be brutal and heartless. If they feel that the slightest aspect of the relationship is malfunctioning she will leave you in an instant. Remember the pros listed above? Yeah, she has a plethora of other men she can see besides you. The break-up will be horrifically brutal and will leave you blindsided. Shell ravage your heart and rip out your entrailsleaving you cold, lonely, and regretting that you engaged her in the first place.We recall an instance when a Russian girl we knew actually completely cut her boyfriend off without a wordsimply disappearing and refusing to return any of his calls. If youre not on your A-game, these girls are heartless. You may be Elite, but shes used to dating Eliteso youre not that special in her eyes. Another con is Russian women have a thoroughly developed cultural palate, meaning theyll be high maintenance. Their affinity for fine culture influences all actions. As they love the finer things in life, they will anticipate that their relationship will have these qualities as well. They expect luxury goods, fine dining, and frequent lavishly expensive gifts (they love Hermes). Unless your finances are in check, watch your spending. Strangely enough, these women absolutely HATE giving head. We never understood this train of thought, because they seem so open and sexual otherwise, but they are very against this act nonetheless. If you are a fan of oral, you might want to stay away as you most likely wont receive it. She might let you give it, but thats about as far as it will get.

Lastly, some of these females can be very bitchy, stubborn, selfmotivated, and opinionated. Russian women are highly sought after and thus can turn into brutal bitches when they dont get their way. Closing thought: You will fall for these women very quickly. They will tell you what you want to hear and you will be intriguedbut proceed with caution. You might just get burned. Disclaimer: This is an OPINION, and just a PERSONAL EXPERIENCE of ONE of our team members. We obviously cannot generalize an entire ethnicity.

How Nice Guys Can Finish First


Men always ask us why women wont sleep with nice guys. We will. Its just that jerks have been able to perfect the first-impression package that catches our attention. And in our years as sex-advice columnists, it has become clear that you good guys can learn from the players. Just follow these steps to score like a bad guywithout becoming one yourself. Be Confident Without this, you might as well forget the next eight steps, cause you aint getting laid. We dont care what kind of Jedi mind trick it takesa Raging Bull-style motivational speech in the bathroom mirror, or imagining her with a massive zit on her noseyou should force your body to act confident. But Dont Be Arrogant If you lay it on too thick and make yourself the focus (or, worse, the hero) of every story you tell, you know what well think? That youre insecure and desperate, and have something to prove. We can spot a Napoleon complex within 60 seconds. Dont Whine Or Complain

About anythingits seriously unsexy. If you cant get a bartenders attention, for example, dont sigh loudly and complain about the servicelaugh it off and ask her to give it a shot instead. And your problem at work? Dont care! Were drinking, here! Stop Being So Considerate Nice guys hate to offend, so they add just kidding after every sarcastic comment. Its the equivalent of smiley emoticons. You dont have to be so gushing and eager to please. Poke fun at her girly drink, her jukebox selections, her brick of a joke. You know, the way you made fun of the girls you really liked when you were in sixth grade. Compliment Her But make it about something besides her appearance. Shes heard a thousand guys tell her she has great skin, so it no longer even registers as a complimentshe just assumes youre trying to get in her pants. But if you are genuinely listening to her (You are, right? Hello?) and you manage to observe something about her inner person, it will get you far, because its rare. You could be totally off base, but it doesnt matter: People are always fascinated by a near strangers assessment of their character. Its kind of like reading a horoscope. If she makes you laugh, tell her shes funny. If she says something sweet, tell her shes kind. If she tells a great story, ask if you can steal it. Years ago, a guy in a bar told Em she had great style, and shes never forgotten itits a million times better than You look hot in that. Touch Her After youve developed a rapport, find a lighthearted excuse for a little skin-to-skin contactlike a gentle shoulder punch when she makes you laugh, an elbow touch as you click on some shared delight, or a cozy duet at a karaoke bar. Or drag her onto the dance floor to something like Kings of Leon or upbeat Sinatra, so you can swing around together like a poor mans Fred and Ginger. But dont grope or gaze deeply into her eyes while putting your hand on her kneeshell think you read some cheesy book on how to hook up (written by a man).

Recruit a Wingwoman Wingmen are for beer ads. Wingwomen are for closing the deal. When a woman sees a guy with cool female friends, she assumes a) hes a laugh to be around; b) he genuinely likes women, rather than just their body parts; c) hes not desperate; and d) hell probably still respect her in the morning. Moreover, wingwomenespecially cute ones create an air of friendly competition. Your college gal pals make great wingwomen, because youve known them long enough for the relationship to be obviously platonic. Or, if one of your guy friends has a cool girlfriend, invite them both out: Most women in relationships are chronic match-makers. Confide in her that you need her helpshell be flattered. Then let her work her magic. Buy Her a Drink But let her buy the next round. It blurs the lines between pickup artist and pickupee. Let her do a little of the work so shell relax into being seduced. If you dont, itll make her more judgmental (and more likely to give you the Heisman). If you insist that she not pay for anything, shell see you as an old-fashioned control freak who thinks that women who put out on the first date arent girlfriend material. Make Her Laugh If shes cracking up, shes too busy having a good time to wonder about your motives (not the case if you insist on supersmooth, seriously seductive pickup lines). Sharing a laugh makes her feel you two are connecting. In fact, its a far better indicator that shell go home with you than sharing a kiss. But please, no knock-knock jokes or movie quotesyou have to be witty and irreverent. Funny stories are always goodEms fianc cracked her up the first time they met by recounting how he got chased down by his neighbors pet monkey after making monkey faces at it. And a cloak of humor can disguise your intentions just enough: Ask her jokingly if shed like to come up and see your etchings. After all, the truth is often spoken in jest.

The Six Signs Youve Found A Freak


On the lifelong quest to find the future mother of your children, there are a slew of pitfalls every man must avoid. One of the most tragic situations that could potentially arise is investing your time, money and emotion into a less-than-wholesome woman. A freak, to be frank. 6. She dances like shes a stripper from a T-Pain music video You take her out for a night on the town. Of course, youre not trying to marry this girl youre trying to get in her pants. Thats always the objective, isnt it? Right. So, youre out with her and you notice that shes abnormally better at dancing than the majority of the female gender. The movement is in her hips, and the look on her face tells you that shes done this every time shes gone out. But dont be oblivious to the fact that shes just as good in bed as she is on the dance floor. The fact that every move shes doing can be found in the confines of the mind of a mainstream hip-hop video choreographer well, theres a high chance that you might have a freak on your hands. And, to be honest, if youre messing with her you arent too innocent, either. 5. The speed that the stilettos come off It seems to happen unconsciously for some women. Before she even asks where the bathroom is, the shoes are off. Be ready, use protection, and be Elite. Again, consider broadening your horizons to a women you can bring home to mom. 4. She says, I dont do this kind of thing, and/or, Im not a whore Freaks just want to be comfortable, lets face it. Although theyre completely okay with spitting on it or adding an extra body to the equation, the girl youre about to have a wild night will want you to remain ignorant of how she truly is. If she doesnt lie, youll consider her a whore. Shell sugarcoat the whole situation and have selective memory about her past sexual encounters.

She wont tell you that she sleeps around probably twice as much as you do. Shell also tell you that this is a rare occasion. Ive never done this before is the biggest lie known to man, and a clear red flag. Dont believe it. Its part of her plan. You, my friend, are with a freak-indisguise. 3. Forget the sex she spits on your dick Shes clearly not afraid to amuse you with her questionable talent and that, my friends, is one main sign of a freak. But not just any kind of freak shes one of the best, an experienced freak. This is where is gets complicated because shes border-lining the whore region. However, if youre on the hunt for a freak, you might not care what society labels her as. Youre getting yours, and shes getting hers. If youre trying to get down and dirty, theres a limited pool of women you can choose from. Be smart, men. 2. Safe sex? No chance Do you have a condom? This question has always been either the start of a great night or the end of one. If the question isnt even asked to begin with, then be ready. This is a clear red flag that may make you want to run off into the hills. Freaks most likely enjoy sex more than you, so shes over that condom phase of her life. Nonetheless, wed recommend that you wrap it up. You certainly werent the first to explore the territory. 1. Ass to mouth followed by an attempted kiss on the lips Bitch, are you crazy? Properly use the Heisman technique in order to avoid the kiss and keep it moving.

Top 10: Common Etiquette Mistakes


Etiquette doesnt just mean RSVPs and dinner party manners. Proper etiquette is reflective of your entire outlook on social interaction and public life. Not holding the door open for a little old lady says something about you to everyone who sees it namely, that you cant spare five seconds to be a half-decent guy.

In most situations, your image and appearance isnt just part of what defines you; its the only thing that defines you. People who dont know anything about you are going to fill in the blanks with the only information they have, which is how they see you behave. Regardless of how you think of yourself, one awful social habit can easily become the thing that comes to identify you: Anyone who sees you chewing your food like a cow and acting belligerent toward your waitress is going to remember that stuff far before your job title or sophisticated wit. No.10 Failing to introduce people Whether in a professional or social setting, its always awkward if you fail to introduce two people when youre their only shared acquaintance. This is really just common courtesy, but if youre called away from the conversation, it also leaves these folks making strained small talk while not even aware of each others names. There are technically some agreed-upon rules to making professional introductions (such as saying the name of the professionally superior person first), but none of that is as important as remembering to make the introductions in the first place. No.9 Not removing yourself to take a cell phone call In almost every social situation, the people who actually physically share the room with you are owed your attention more than someone whos just calling or texting. This is especially noticeable and aggravating when at a dinner table or similarly personal setting, but it applies to almost any situation when youre not alone. Even if youre just waiting in line with total strangers, try to keep your phone conversation to yourself as much as possible. No.8 Arguing over a check Heres a simple rule for group dining situations: Prepare to pay an even share, but dont take advantage of that possibility by overindulging. Go into dining situations expecting that some loud guy you dont really like is going to order three $20 martinis after his steak and expect to split that with you and your sandwich. If this is consistent behavior and its

making you furious, deal with it in a different setting instead of launching into an accusatory check argument right there in the restaurant. Besides, youre paying a small price to demonstrate that youre gracious and magnanimous. No.7 Being late People like to feel valued, and if youre looking for a surefire way to indicate that you dont value them at all, go ahead and just fail to show up. You can come in 20 minutes later with a pretty good explanation, but when it comes down to it, the other person is left wondering why he evidently cares more about this relationship than you do. Especially in a professional setting dealing with clients and bosses, being late is a starkly noticeable way to divide the room into capable, considerate people and people who merely have long-winded excuses about cars not starting. No.6 Not giving up your seat In the same way that many rules of etiquette are designed to keep you from being self-centered, the give up your seat to someone who needs it more rule is basic human decency and not a discussion about gender politics. Maybe the pregnant woman or frail old lady doesnt technically require your hard-won public transit seat, and maybe you had a terrible day, your feet hurt and the bus is packed with miserable people, but suck it up and give up the damn seat already. No.5 Treating service staff poorly Service staff often make less than the minimum legal requirement because its assumed that youre going to be a reasonable human being and tip 15% to 20%. Its completely OK to tip less than that figure to indicate that you were unhappy with your service, if its genuinely justified. Its not OK to avoid leaving a tip because youre cheap or were unprepared for the expense. For that matter, dont send food back for the tiniest mistakes or abuse the staff like theyre your servants. Yes, theyre required to take this from you, but thats unrelated to the fact that it makes you look like an intolerable ass. No.4 Talking solely about yourself

Narcissism is not an attractive quality. Yes, there are some guys who can pull off being arrogant and self-absorbed, but this does not give you license to imitate them. Accidentally dominating conversations without intending to come off as self-involved is really no better because the end result is the same. Resist the urge to respond to every sentence with some version of: Yeah, and heres how that applies to me! Just shut up for 60 seconds and hear the words people are saying. Then, to top it all off, ask a perceptive question. This is what makes people feel like you care about anyone other than yourself. No.3 Being a gym slob Gym etiquette is pretty simple, but that doesnt prevent every gym from suffering its share of inconsiderate gym slobs. These are the guys who monopolize equipment even if they dont appear to be doing much of anything with it, who drop free weights or duffel bags in heavilytrafficked areas where theyre likely to kill somebody, and who cant understand (or dont care) that leaving sweat on a bench or machine is gross and inexcusable. One overarching rule will prevent most gym slovenliness: Dont act like youre the most important person in the world. Act like you share this place with a bunch of people who are paying money to use it because, well, you do. No.2 Grooming in public Public grooming infringes on our shared social contact; whether you think anyones looking at you or not, its simply not OK. Virtually anything that youd normally go into a restroom to do should be confined to one, including cleaning your ears, clipping your fingernails and anything else related to personal hygiene. An old-school take on this would essentially be to keep your hands away from your face entirely when youre in public, but how about this: Dont do anything you wouldnt proudly and unconcernedly do in front of an attractive woman. No.1 Eating with your mouth open Eating like an animal is simply one of the worst social mistakes you can make. It graduates from merely a bad habit that reflects poorly on you to something that actively disgusts other nearby people trying to enjoy

their food. Women in particular find this awful, and its one of the most common stereotypes of a hopeless, classless guy. This applies to more than just eating for that matter: The term mouth-breather is not exactly synonymous with refinement and social graces, so take your cues from that and ditch this habit as soon as humanly possible.

The Hardships Of Dating A MILF


Like hordes of other Elite men out there, we know you have an undying ambition that drives you to want to date the coveted MILF, as many would call her. Trust us, we share similar fantasies as well, and were personally dying for a nice SoCal cougar to come our waypreferably after she has just cashed in her enormous divorce settlement check. To ensure that our readers are always well equipped, we are embarking on a mission to fully and accurately portray the hardships that come with dating a MILF. Age discrepancy This one is the most obvious, so it is only fitting that we the biggest hardship of them allthe large margin of difference within age. We totally support the notion of age being just a number, but youre in for some unnecessary problemsalmost bordering on a complete cultural disconnectwhen you grew up listening to NSync and she fancied Prince. The methods by which the two of you approach life will be radically different, and communication will be laborious when you have opinions that are on opposite ends of the moral spectrum. Restricted time What are MILFS? The acronym portrays older women old who have still maintained their beauty and appeal (Ref. American Pie). The key word there is MOTHERS, which means she is sure to have a child. If her children still reside with her, this also means she might be significantly less available for you than one of your peers might be. If you cant accept this, or you arent the type of guy that can rearrange his schedule, you may want to rethink dating a MILF. Remember, you

and her might be physically attracted to each other, but her emotional bond with her children transcends this and comes first. Youre always second in lineor third, or fourth, depending on how many kids she has. Surgeries If she is seeking a young guy like yourself, its likely shes had at least a few surgeries to try to maintain her youthful appearance. Her breasts are almost certain to have implants, her lips are probably overly plumped, and shes likely to have had so many botox injections that her sweat contains the substance. All of these superficial surgeries may expose her to unbearable pain at times. She will act like your mother Since shes just that much older than you, her motherly nature rears its ugly head because of the age margin. Thus, she will probably treat you like a childas if youre a complete imbecileact like you mother. You might love or hate this depending on what odd fetishes you enjoy. Children We understand the sex must be great with this MILF. She is a seasoned and experienced veteran who has probably been having sex before you even understood this concepts of this act. Safe to say shes been taking you on the ride of your life, but can you imagine her kids walking in on you two? Awkward. Being serious with her means you have to be serious with her kids, too. Its a package deal, you must develop a relationship with her kids in order for your relationship to work. When the not-so-fun kids stuff happens, thats when your mettle will really be tested. She is high maintenance Because in her lifetime she has probably seen it allwith a memory so expansive it even contains information about Kennedys murdershe will most likely be extremely high maintenance. She will anticipate lavish gifts and only expect the finest things from you. This will be a wallet killer as she might not feel the need to be a sugar

momma. Shoot, in her day, it was customary for only the men to cover of the bill. Shes tough Shes tough, and she has to be. Single moms play a role of mother and father for the kids. In order to even come close to dating a women like this you cant be some feeble pedestrian. She is going to be extremely independent, and if youre one of those men who needs a woman to constantly stroke your ego, tell you she misses you, or devote all her time to you, dating a MILF will be quite the difficult ordeal. Shell be tired Raising kids is like a job from which there is no break, no vacation, and no nights off. When your romantic evening rolls around, shes not going to have the energy for much more than a movie on the couch and sleeping on your shoulder. The nightlife will be a thing of the past for most MILFs. Possible Baby Daddy Issues If she didnt end her wonderful romance on good terms or if the father of her child is an asshole, he can most make your budding relationship rather difficult. You know just as well as any other guy that men can be unnecessarily territorial and possessive. If you encounter a baby daddy, hell make it a point to make it difficult on you and her. You will play the father role The deeper you get in with her, the closer youll come to her kids. Once again, this is a question of exactly how selfless you can be. Shes not going to be with a man that doesnt love her babies, period. As the relationship grows, so will your responsibility for her kids. If you cant handle being a parental figure over time, youre dating the wrong girl. We know youve always wished for that confident and esrablished woman in your life, but tread lightly. There will be much baggage attached to this relationship. You have to be strong enough to

withstand all the good and bad that come with this one. Try not to get too attached unless youre looking for the long run with this one. What They Want: Women In Their 20s The beautiful 20-something year old female is perhaps the most sought out and fantasized age group of women by men across the world. Typically, a woman in her 20s has made her fair share of mistakes in her life, but is looking for growth and change. The pursuit of a career, personal identity and a relationship puts this young lady in a very empowering position in her life. For the first time in her life she is confident in the fact that marriage is a strong personality (According to the U.S. Census, the average American woman marries at the age of 26). A woman in her 20s is definitely a social butterfly. She wants excitement, social activity, adventure and partying. -Robert Axel, Ph.D., a New York City psychologist. The main goal in pursuing a woman in her 20s will be to befriend her first and foremost. Make a woman feel comfortable in your presence and avoid giving her a feeling that she is being chased. A woman in her 20s still has incredibly strong ties to her family and her girlfriends, so if you decide to date her you must be prepared to impress them and gain their approval. The Sex Life In a recent Mens Health survey, women in their 20s were least likely among all the age groups to achieve orgasm during their most recent sexual encounter. One possible reason: Theyre fairly new to sex and over eager to please sometimes before theyre fully lubricated. Women in their 20s tend to attempt every move in the book, and some positions are not as comfortable as others. It is imperative that men bedding a woman in her 20s recognize the subtle hints that she is thoroughly enjoying your advances. Youll be

able to gauge her please and pain. The key factor in these encounters will always to make the woman as comfortable as possible by communicating in bed. Come on Elite, dont act shy now. By refraining from any gestures of shyness it will surely lead to a variety of sexual positions and acts. Take advantage of their eagerness and stretch out the foreplay and mix it up. Although she may want to spend countless hours in bed, 45 percent of women in their 20s said the ideal time for penile-vaginal sex was 15 minutes or less. Essential Skills Kindness For their most desired trait in a long-term partner, 58 percent of women in their 20s chose kindness. Showing kindness is as easy as bringing her a towel after sex, or glass of water or wine. says Joy Davidson, Ph.D., a sex therapist based in New York City. The best for of kindness isnt forced; its about giving special treatment to someone you care about. Listen Men, you must be more attentive than ever. 39 percent of survey respondents picked listening skills as most desirable in a longterm partner. When she says she likes something, make a mental note and mention it later That will impress her, says Isadora Alman, M.F.T., a California-based sex therapist. Happiness 40 percent of the women surveyed indicated that they had two or more orgasms during their most recent sexual encounter. After youve reached orgasm, take a couple of minutes to regain your senses, says Davidson. Then challenge yourself to become a multiple threat by showing off your oral or vibrator skills. Not only will she adore the continued attention, but eventually youll be ready for round two. Bring her a friend 56 percent of those surveyed said theyd use a vibrator, so toy shopping might not be as uncomfortable as you think. Embarrassment-free shopping is what the internet is best for. Do some google searches on your free time and thank us later. Theres no better time to break it out than after youve reached orgasm, and she still wants more

Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Dont Up for sex on the first date if the chemistry is right: 17% Women that have had intercourse with only one partner: 1 out of 5 Most important quality in a long-term partner: Kindness Women that have talked dirty during sex: 9 out of 10 Women that have had two or more orgasms during their most recent sexual encounter: 38% Women that didnt reach an orgasm during their most recent sexual encounter: 27% Women that want more oral sex performed on them: 30% Women that keep their pubic hair bare: 33% Survey conducted by Mens Health

The 10 Signs You Need To Go To The Clinic The Next Morning


If you read our previous article, you will have successfully taken the steps towards realizing that your one night stand left you clean. But not everyone turns out so safe you know there will be the time when you take home a girl you should not have. Sure, when you were wasted and could not form a coherent sentence taking her home to bang seemed like a great idea, right? Wrong. As usual, when men are wasted they tend to find a half decent girl. All it takes is a little bit of blood to rush down to the lower section of their body for their brain to cease thinking rationally. So these lushing men begin to think only with their penis, an organ that has only one goal: to empty its tank. Many men who make this mistake find themselves caught in a very sticky situations. And no, we are not talking about a missed shot or getting warm beer spilled on you. This is the awkward situation where one finds themselves taking a oneman field trip to the nearest clinic the next morning, praying to walk out

negative. Here are the 10 signs you know that you need to head to the clinic in the morning: 10. The touch of death If you are in the club, and are having the time of your life with this girl that you have never banged before, then of course you are excited to have a solid one-night stand. But beware Elite men, if you feel this girl touching your penis, or even swiping at it with her hand in the middle of the club without shame, then the chances are that this girl gets around. Yours is not the first penis she has swiped at. She clearly learned this trick from her years in practice. And trust us, you certainly will not be her last. 9. She keeps asking for shots Under no circumstances do normal, decent girls like taking consuming an excessive amount of shots. A normal girl will, at most, have 2 to 3 shots but even this is only a courtesy to show affection for the guy who is buying her drinks. If the girl you are with keeps asking you to pound the bar with her in between measures of Jos Cuervo, then she is probably looking to have a wasted toss in bed with you. Normal girls like mixed drinks, such as vodka soda, because it has no calories. Normal girls are looking to have a good time, not get blacked out and fuck a guy they just met at the bar to spread some of their diseases. 8. Bathroom trip The chances of you walking away clean from banging a girl in the club bathroom are close to none. If she at any point tries to have you to bang her in the bathroom, she is most likely a dirty slut that has club fantasies most girls would not take the time to even consider. Listen, Jude Law, The Box is cool and all, but any girl you encounter who is willing to have public sex probably has a history you do not want to know about. These fantasies have most likely left her contracted with some STDs along the way, or even some Hepatitis-C from being banged on a toliet seat too often.

7. Shes nonchalant about condoms You do not get this case quite often, but at certain times you find yourself with an easy girl. You are right about to get it off and, of course, the chances of you actually wanting to use a condom are slim to none but you know better. If she is nonchalant, even encouraging about you not using a condom, then you cannot receive a bigger red flag that you will contract an STD. If she is doing this with you a guy she just met who knows what the hell she does with others. 6. Anal? No problem A moralistic, decent girl will never do anal. Or, at least they would never take the opportunity to do it with someone they just met at the bar/ club. If at any point anal is suggested by her during intercourse, then it is best to run for the hills! 5. She invites you over This could either be a trap, or the greatest thing to happen to you in the world. The likeliness of a girl inviting you over the first night you meet her, or even the second, are nearly zero. We have a friend that once got a bit too drunk one fateful night out. He ended up at her place blacking out. When he woke up, he was completely naked and only had one shoe. If matters werent any worse his face was stickyya. You can rest assure he was at the clinic the next morning. With one shoe. 4. She asks for you to finish inside of her Do we really need to explain this one? Not only is this the dumbest moves on the planet, but the last thing you need is a giant axe splitting your net worth and having monthly child support payments to boot. But we are sure that if your foolish penis was presented with the opportunity, you would risk your life for a 5-second bust. Just know by doing so its like throwing yourself into a sperm pool that lives inside of her. Goodluck buddy. 3. Too experienced You know what you want. You are a guy, this has been your goal since you first picked up a beer freshman year of high school. But if she has

game better than you do, and it seems all of your moves are openly accepted, even pushed by her own, then you can lucidly judge that this girl wants the same thing you do. But most normal girls do not do this. Taking a girl home is like fighting a war: this is a war of wills, where your persuasion must win over her persistent defense. So if the girl you are with knows how to easily win you over, you can tell she is just too experienced. She wants you to bang her as badly as you are already imagining it at the bar. 2. Tweeting other guys for a backup You pull out your phone to check the time, or call a cab to bring you two home. Hey, why not check out what everyone else is doing on social media? You pull up your Twitter feed, and see this girl has been Tweeting other guys about their plans and whereabouts all night. Clearly she is planning a backup, just in case her one-night stand option you failed to come around. We have personally seen this one before. 1. She likes it rough From the countless women that I have had sex with, I have only across this one a few times. What happens is that when we start to bang, the girl will say that they want it rough. But not just your regular rough banging, Im talking about these girls asking for choking, hair pulling and even having you step on their face. If you hear any of these requests, you should just know you are in for a trip to the clinic. Being shirtless in freezing weather is the hardest way possible to lose fat, let me share with you the easiest way to lose fat Dont drink your calories! With this one easy little change, you can lose fat. When you consume calories in liquid form, you dont get the same fullness as when you consume solid food so you consume more calories. Lets take a simple example, fruit juice. Whats more American than a big glass of orange juice for breakfast? A 24oz glass of orange juice has 330 calories and I could easily polish off two glasses in 5 minutes because I love the stuff thats 660 calories. Do you know how many fresh oranges I would have to eat to get that many calories?

Almost Ten! Neither you nor I could eat 10 oranges, our jaws would cramp from that much chewing! We might be able to eat two. This is a great illustration of why you dont drink your calories, with the OJ its takes 660 calories to satisfy me but with the fresh fruit it takes only 140 calories. If I made that simple substitution every morning I would lose 4.5lbs of fat a month. Lets take a look at why eating your calories is better than drinking them. First because it takes longer to eat calories than drink them. The reason this is important is that your body has a feedback mechanism that is used to tell you when you have eaten enough food but it can take 10 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain to turn off that conveyer belt to your mouth. Now I can polish off those two huge glasses of OJ in about 2 minutes when Im thirsty and the brain cant react fast enough to shut down the drinking at the proper time. Our bodies were not designed for high calorie beverages, cavemen didnt have OJ and coke, they had to work hard to gather their meager calories. The second reason that eating your calories is better than drinking them is fiber. Fiber is good because it physically jams up your stomach and makes you feel full without adding any calories. Most juices have no fiber at all. Even if you get the OJ with lots of pulp it has only a small fraction of what you would get by eating a fresh orange. Part of what tells your brain that you have had enough to eat is the amount of bulk in your stomach, juice has no bulk so it takes a lot more. The worst part about drinking your calories is that most people dont think about them or think they are important they are hidden calories. Those two spoons of sugar and those two tablespoon of half and half in your coffee just cost your 70 calories. I get this question all the time, what about diet sodas? They have no calories so they are ok right? Maybe, maybe not. The evidence is mixed. Its quite possible that they increase your appetite for sweets and indirectly cause you to gain weight that way. What about milk, milk is healthy right? Maybe, but if you are trying to lose fat then you the same mantra applies dont drink your calories! Its ok to put a bit of nonfat milk on your cereal but its not ok to drink it as a beverage when you are thirsty.

What about beer, wine, and mixed drinks? I think you know the answer to this by now NO! Dont drink your calories! Beer is probably tied with coke for the #1 reason that Americans are obese. By cutting out those two beers each night after work you can lose 2.5lbs of fat a month!

Want to show off a new sexy six pack this summer? Exercise is an essential part to losing weight, but only committed exercising coupled with healthy eating will make those abs visible and, more importantly, keep the weight off for good. Working out, while effective in some ways, can only do so much for your body. The food you ingest is just as important to being healthy. But how do you know which foods you should welcome and which foods you should avoid? 1. CALORIES We see and hear the word calories everywhere, but its only useful when you know what a calorie actually is. Calories are units of energy that your body needs to operate properly and perform all the necessary daily functions, including breathing and walking. Not everyone should consume the same amount of calories, since energy dependence corresponds to height, weight, age, gender, physical activity level, among other things. 2. PROTEIN Proteins are an essential part of your body because it helps provide energy and repair muscles. Getting a good amount of lean protein is very important for your bodys development, especially after a workout session. When you exercise, your muscles start to break down. Protein helps to repair your muscles and restore your strength. Include these foods in your diet: fish, chicken, lean beef, protein shakes, nuts, beans, and low fat dairy products. 3. FIBER People sometimes forget about the importance of fiber, but fiber, just like protein, is a crucial part of your diet and consuming a healthy

amount of fiber has been proven to help with weight loss. Fiber has many other health benefits, including easy digestion and a decreased risk of cancer. Fiber helps you feel fuller, so people who have a diet high in fiber tend to eat less than those who do not have a sufficient amount of fiber in their diet. Include these fiber-rich foods in your diet: fruits, vegetables, potatoes, brown rice, bananas, beans, and oatmeal. 4. SNACK SNACK SNACK Hungry in the middle of the day? Eat something its good for you! Instead of eating two or three large meals, try eating small snacks throughout the day. Snacking helps fuel your body for the day, which burns more calories and helps you lose more weight! Snacking also prevents hunger. If you wait between breakfast and lunch, you can get hungry and overeat when lunch time rolls around. You never want to let your body get that hungry. After you overeat, you feel very full. You never want to allow your body to feel that full either. The key to success is finding the perfect balance between being hungry and feeling full. Snacking will help you reach that balance. 5. WHOLE GRAINS Advertisements for whole grains are plastered all over the television and the supermarket recently, and for good reason. Whole grains contain much more fiber than refined grains do, and are therefore better for your diet. Try swapping out that white pasta for the whole wheat alternative. 6. EAT YOUR FATS Not those fats that youre thinking of the healthy ones! There are many different kinds of fats, but to get a six pack, you should focus on monounsaturated fats. These healthy fats help your belly lose fat. Fats to avoid are saturated and trans fats. These are the bad fats and will make you gain weight and are not very good for your health. Include these foods into your diet: olives, avocados, nuts, and seeds. But be careful when eating them! They tend

to be high in calories so even though they contain good fat, eating too much can still make you gain weight. 7. EAT AFTER YOUR WORKOUT Is it okay to eat right after you work out? Doesnt that just make you gain the weight back? No! Consuming calories after your workout is vital to being healthy. Muscles need to rebuild after a workout or else they wont recover properly, leaving you without a six pack. Its important to eat within thirty minutes of exercising. Try something high in protein for the best results and the speediest muscle recovery. Now that you know the right ways to eat, youre one step closer to achieving that six pack! There are tons of diet tricks and tips to help you on your way to a six pack, but be smart. Those fad diets wont do anything for your middlethey will only leave you starving and disappointed. All you have to do is eat right and exercise. Simple. As for training, be sure to incorporate cardio into your workout. High intensity exercise is always best for getting rid of belly fat. Only doing three sets of twenty crunches probably wont do much for you. During cardio exercise, be sure to keep your belly engaged. Stand up straight! Standing up straight helps your core without much pain. Learn a bunch of abdominal exercises and try them out! Its also important to focus on your entire core, which includes your lower back as well.

Food for Thought: Food That Helps the Brain


Guys always have things to do if its not working all day, its spending time on a hobby or with friends and family. So, it only makes sense that you might forget important things here and there. But, what if there was a way to combine a favorite hobby of yours eating with improving your memory? Well, youll be happy to know that yes indeed there are foods that can help keep your brain healthy! Probably the biggest fear for older guys who are having trouble with their memory is that theyre developing Alzheimers. Although there will be a cure for Alzheimers in the future, thats not right here, this minute. So, if your memory isnt as sharp as it used to be, there are

foods you can eat that can either help to prevent Alzheimers, or slow down the affects. The first of these foods are actually a category: Green leafy vegetables. You might think some of the foods in this category, like Spinach, taste disgusting. But, theyre among the best sources of Vitamin B that you can get. Specifically, the Vitamin B helps protect against strokes, which is a major cause of dementia. Also, eating green leafy vegetables might also help protect against harmful amino acids that could damage brain cells. Alzheimers is caused by a breakdown of cells located in the hippocampus, which is where memories are stored. Another food that is great to eat is Salmon. Youve probably heard how Salmon is rich in Omega 3, which is a good fat. Bad fat (like the kind you get from junk food) is what results in strokes and heart attacks. The good fat actually helps lower cholesterol by reducing inflammation and ensuring that arteries are properly lubricated. If you like blueberries, then youre in luck theyre excellent for you, and a great way to help improve brain function. A prime cause of forgetfulness is, obviously, aging brain cells. However, the components in blueberries enable older brain cells to work together as they did when you were younger. So the next time you see a blueberry muffin nearby (preferably lowfat), go ahead and eat it! Another food that you should start eating more of is broccoli. Alight, so what if it makes you fart? You think farting is funny anyway, so why not do it with the knowledge that youre making your brain healthier too? There are lots of ways to eat broccoli in salads, as a side dish, and also in soup. Just dont drench your broccoli in fatty cheese sauce, since that would be defeating the purpose. So, now you know just a few of the foods that you could start eating right away to improve your brain health. If you are starting to lose your memory, its important to note that it might not be Alzheimers. Everyone gets absentminded, but if its really starting to become a problem, be sure to see your doctor so that you can start on a treatment plan as soon as possible.

Twelve Tips to a Better Nights Sleep

So, here you are again. Youre lying in bed awake. You feel tired, but you cant get to sleep. Whats the point, you ask yourself. Once I get to sleep I wont stay that way. Day in and day out, youre exhausted at work and cant stay focused because youre never able to get enough sleep and can never seem to get unbroken sleep. Many people have the same problem. So, whats the answer to your sleeping problems? Theres no definitive solution; however, the majority of sleep problems come from habits that people have developed that actually inhibit sleep. Also stress is a major contributor. Unfortunately often times we cant reduce our activities, such as work, to reduce stress, but we can change our daily habits and lifestyle to help us get a better nights sleep. Here are some helpful tips. 1. Exercise: Exercising regularly is a healthy practice anyway, but it reduces stress and expends energy; two things that will help you get a better nights sleep. Make sure that you dont exercise too close to bedtime as exercising may invigorate you and wake you up rather than relax you. If you exercise in the morning or early afternoon, you would have already expended the energy and have had ample time to wind down. 2. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol: Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and though smokers feel that nicotine calms them before bed, it actually winds you up a bit. Caffeine is a huge contributor to interrupted sleeping patterns because its a major stimulant and can stay in your system for hours. On the other hand, alcohol is a depressant and definitely can help you fall asleep. The problem with alcohol is that it can cause a disruption in your sleeping pattern a couple of hours after you fall asleep. So, its best to avoid alcohol right before bedtime. A good rule of thumb is to avoid anything with caffeine such as coffee, tea, soda, or chocolate 4 to 6 hours before bedtime. If youre a smoker and can help it, make your last cigarette about an hour or two before bedtime and if you prefer to have an alcoholic

beverage in the evening, make it about two hours or more before you plan on going to bed. 3. Develop a sleeping routine: Developing a sleeping routine may take a little time. You want to come up with a sleeping schedule that not only fits in with your daily activities, but that youre comfortable with and that works for you. If you can sleep straight through the night and this works for you, then you can plan your sleeping patterns around that. Some people have trouble sleeping through the night no matter what they try. If this is the case, then take that into account with your sleeping routine. Dont fight it. Sleep for a few hours and get up for an hour or two and go back to bed. Also, its best to keep the same sleeping routine, even on the weekends if possible. This way your body will be adjusted to it and you essentially will get a better nights sleep. 4. Give yourself some time to wind down: About an hour before your bedtime, start a wind down routine that may include brushing your teeth, and washing your face. Watch something relaxing on television or read a magazine or book. Make sure that whatever activities that you choose to partake during this time that its something that you will be willing to stop at bedtime. You dont want to get into a great book that you cant set down bed. 5. Eat a light snack: Sometimes if you go to bed on an empty stomach, or even a partially empty stomach, this can keep you awake or wake you later in the middle of the night. However, if you eat something too heavy, it can sit in your stomach like a ton of bricks. Its a good idea to eat a light snack during your wind down time in the evening. 6. Dont drink too much fluid: When you think about it, this tip makes perfect sense, but most people dont make a conscious connection here. If you drink too much fluid before bed, you will wake up in the middle of the night and have to go to the bathroom.

Since everyones system is a little different, you may have to experiment with how long you should go without fluids. Of course, as most people do, make sure that you go to the bathroom right before bed. 7. Meditate: You may find that meditating during your wind down time or even some other time during the day will help you sleep better. As stated previously, a large contribution to disrupted sleeping patterns is stress. If you can meditate to relieve some stress or relax yourself right before bedtime, you may find that there will be an improvement in your sleeping patterns. 8. Make sure your bedroom is a suitable environment: Your bedroom should be dark and quiet. If there is a lot of background noise for whatever reason, you may want to try using earplugs. If you have a job where you work at night and must sleep during the day, you may want to get some dark colored blinds for your windows or get a sleeping blindfold to cover you eyes. 9. Your room should be a comfortable room temperature: Its certainly difficult to sleep if your room is too hot or too cold, so make a conscious effort in the evening to get your bedroom ready by making sure that its a suitable temperature before you go to bed. You may have to experiment to see what temperate is best for you when sleeping. 10. Make sure your bed is comfortable: You want to be sure not only that your mattress and pillows are comfortable for you, but also that your bedding is comfortable. You dont want to sleep with sheets that are too itchy, for example. Also, you should make sure that your bed isnt too large or small for you. This can also contribute to discomfort. 11. If you cant sleep, get out of bed: When you go to bed and find that youre having difficulty, give yourself about 15 minutes to fall asleep. In that time period, if youre unable to fall asleep, get up and do something relaxing for about 15 to 30 minutes.

Then try to fall asleep again. 12. Bed is for sleeping: Make sure that you refrain from doing other activities in bed aside from sleeping and sex. If you make it a practice to watch television or read in bed, then your subconscious wont know what time it is when youre ready to go to sleep. However, if your bed is only for sleeping and sex, then when you go to bed, your subconscious will automatically relax. If these steps dont help your sleeping, you should consult a doctor. Avoid taking any sleeping medications, even over the counter medications, without first consulting your doctor.

Best and Worst Foods For Your Sex Drive: Are You Hungry Yet?
Libido and food intake are undeniably connected, and we all know that unhealthy food choices can result in many things including obesity. But how many of us know which foods are good for us and which hamper our lusts for life? A new book called: Eat This, Not That! written by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding covers this territory in depths both hot and cold. Fatty acids may well be at the root of what can only be called a national sex crisis. Besides the fact that as a persons weight soars biochemical changes cause a diminished blood flow and plummeting libido, extra weight also causes damaged sperm and ovulation problems. How can foods help? I am so glad you asked. As expressed by the authors of the above-mentioned book, simple dietary changes can revitalize a damaged sex life. The following list of foods are yes-yes and no-nos that will both help and hamper your sex life. Stock up or throw out some today, depending on your point of view. Bananas Chiquita Banana and Carmen Miranda both knew the truth about the ubiquitous banana. Rich in potassium and B vitamins, regular consumption of this fruit helps boost the production of important sex hormones. Oysters

Credited for an increase in the male libido, the secret to this sensual food lies in its high levels of iodine and zinc, which help boost respiration, body temperature and testosterone. A team of American and Italian researchers recently discovered that mussels, clams and oysters trigger two types of amino acids that create a rush of sex hormones. Theres only one teeny-weeny little problem. In order for this spark to work, a man has to consume at least 50 oysters in one sitting, which is enough to send a normal eater into a non-sexual, oyster coma. Pumpkin seeds The same spark in hormones triggered by oysters can be found in pumpkin seeds, as they are also rich in zinc and protein, not to mention protection against prostate cancer. Chocolate covered strawberries The phenyl-ethylamine in chocolate discharges the same hormones released during sex, and strawberries contain vitamin C, which helps the libido. This means Valentines Day doesnt have to be reserved for one cold night in the middle of February; it can be any hot little evening your heart desires. In addition, Italian researchers have discovered that women who eat chocolate on a regular basis are known to have a higher sex drive than those who dont. (Worse teeth, but a better sex drive. One cant win, can one?). It is important to note, however, that if you want to derive the maximum benefit from the chocolate, select only that kind which contains at least 60% cacao. Chilies vs. Saffron Despite their hot and zesty slide down your palette, chilies will do nothing for any other rides you might have in mind. Saffron on the other hand, contains picrocrocin, a chemical that makes the body more sensitive to the touch. This exotic spice is also known to work as an antidepressant and a pain-blocker. Pomegranate Pomegranate is known to contain a myriad of antioxidants, which can help increase blood flow to all parts of the body, including the genitals. Asparagus Believe it or not, asparagus is an ancient aphrodisiac. It is believed to be effective because it is loaded with vitamin E, which is known to stimulate the production of sex hormones.

Sirloin steak The most delicious way to induce more amounts of dopamine and norepinephrine, two chemicals that heighten sensitivity, is to eat a 6-ounce sirloin steak. A portion of this size is a great source of protein, not to mention zinc, which as mentioned earlier boosts libido. Tomatoes Although tomatoes contain some wonderful health benefits, the lycopene and phytofluene content can decrease testosterone levels. Vanilla ice cream The sweet, soothing scent of vanilla is known to be a mood-enhancer and the calcium and phosphorus found in the ice cream build muscles and energy, making vanilla ice cream a formidable aphrodisiac. Coconuts Caribbean and Thai cuisines feature regular ingestion of coconuts, which are a rich source of fatty compounds that increase testosterone activity. Be careful with coconuts, however, as one single glass will cause blood vessels to relax, but more than that will have the opposite effect and impede arousal. In conclusion, be aware that the foods you eat have after-effects, many of which you might never have expected. If you think your spouse is cheating on you, then he/she probably is unknown At some point during a relationship, youve had that suspicion that your girlfriend is cheating on you. Maybe its just jealousy. Maybe youre just looking for an excuse to have a fight. Then again, perhaps it happened to you in a past relationship, and youre just on your guard. Eventually, you get married and that feeling disappears. Or does it? Regardless of the reasons why you may suspect a cheating spouse, you should ask yourself first if theres any truth to your suspicions before throwing out accusations. For example, has your wife always been the type of girl who is friends with males? After all, infidelity is a serious matter which can lead to divorce and you being left feeling hurt and unsure if you can trust someone again. Before you assume the worst, here are nine signs to be on the look out for to tell if your wife is cheating on you. 9. You Have a Gut Feeling

Sometimes trusting your gut is the only sign that you need. Remember, you and your wife are intimately close. You probably know her better than anyone else. In fact, you know each other so well that youll know when somethings not right. 8. She Doesnt Get Angry With You Anymore Over the years she probably got mad at you when you didnt want to hang out with her friends or when you didnt take the trash out. However, if shes no longer reacting to the things that you do that used to cause her to erupt, then that means she doesnt care anymore which probably means, there could be another man in her life. 7. Shes Spending Large Amounts of Money This is one of the most classic signs of cheating for either sex. If you begin to see large credit bills or her spending more cash than usual, then something is off, especially if you notice any charges to a hotel or for new clothes. 6. She Losses Weight or Begins to Work Out Another classic sign of a cheating spouse. After years of being together, why else would she begin to care about her body? We think its to impress another guy 5. She Spends More Time Online In todays world we have 24/7 access to the Internet. If you notice that shes checking her email or is on Facebook more than usual, then she may be yakking it up with her new man. 4. Shes Constantly on the Phone Of course, she could be online using her phone, but maybe shes smart enough to avoid a trail online. She could still be receiving a lot more texts or phone calls that seem a bit off. Things can get very suspicious if she begins deleting her history, texts, or suddenly adds a password to her phone. 3. Shes Not as Needy Anymore No matter what she didshopping, eating, whatevershe always wanted you to go with her. Heck, it may have even seemed that she couldnt even go to the bathroom without you close by. However, if she suddenly seems overly independent, then that may be a sign that youve been replaced by someone else. 2. She Becomes Very Secretive

If shes no longer telling you every aspect of her day (like she used to), not telling you who she is texting, or hiding things like credit card bills, these are big and obvious signs that shes cheating and trying to prevent you from finding out, of course. 1. She Has a Change in Routine and Behavior Heres another classic telltale sign. Is she staying later at work? Is she spending time with a new friend even though she used to be too tired to do so? Are you not having sex anymore? These abrupt changes in behavior and routines are almost a 100 percent guarantee that shes having an affair.

21 Signs That Youre Whipped


Shes the greatest thing that ever happened to you. Youre in love with her and you know that you havent changed a bit even though everyone else says that you have. Wake up and smell the herbal tea! Of course you have changed! Maybe youve been told that change is growth, but I bet she told you that too! Below are some signs that can be a great indication that youre whipped. 1. Every other phrase out of your mouth is, Yes, Dear There was a time when you had your own mind and your own thoughts. Now, youre told when youre right and when youre wrong. In fact, youre wrong a lot more than you ever thought possible. She must be so much smarter than you are to always be right and for you to be wrong so often. What did you ever do without her? 2. You refer to the guys as those people I use to hang out with You say that just because you dont hang out with the same people anymore doesnt mean youre whipped. Think about it for a minute, man! All you have now are couple friends and she has couple friends and shopping friends. How is this fair? 3. You start a sentence with, When I use to drink beer

She made you stop drinking beer? How could you let her take away your beer? She says your healthier without it or that it looks bad. Thats a load of crap! Its beer and youre a man and its BEER! 4. Your weekend afternoon shows include This Old House and Project Runway Those days of NASCAR and NFL football-filled weekends are gone. Now you watch the girly shows and have afternoon brunch with her folks. Thats one hell of a trade-off for sports, Sport! 5. You traded all of your Led Zepplin CDs in for Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne CDs Certain music that you use to play would result in her wrinkling up her nose or even pouting. She suggested that there were some newer artists that were more appropriate and sounded better. Come on, you know you dont really like that garbage! 6. You stand in the middle of a busy shopping center holding her purse Holding a purse? You fell for that one? How difficult is it to say, No or even, Hell no when she says, Here. Hold this for me? 7. You remove panty hose from your shower curtain before taking a shower Its even worse than that isnt it? She makes you wash youre shaving stubble out of the sink and insists that you put the toilet seat down or as she puts it, turn the mens room back into a ladies room. 8. You put your little black book in the recycle bin Its a sad, sad day when this happens. I hope you at least had a small memorial service for it or at least a moment of silence. That book was very good to you and you shared a lot of memories together. 9. Your weekend fishing trips have been replaced with shoe shopping expeditions Man, Id love to hear the reasoning behind this one! Dont tell me you fell for the old, We never get to spend time together spiel.

Im sure youve even reasoned it in your own mind that its more important to make her happy. Is it worth giving up your manhood? 10. Your best porn movies have been replaced with Steel Magnolias and When Harry Met Sally She even has you watching chick flicks! Dont tell me youve gotten rid of The Terminator and Rambo too! 11. Your Playboy and Penthouse magazines have been replaced with Family Circle and Home & Garden Shes even giving you an approved reading list? I cant believe that your porn magazines kept your little black book company in the recycle bin! How could you let this happen? 12. You take the time to get a glass for your milk instead of drinking it from the carton Youre a real domestic now, arent you? Since when have you owned glass-wear? Let me guess: You have real dishes now too and not disposables! Did you know that if theyre not disposable you have to wash them? 13. You have doilies on your furniture So, the non-whipped world would like to know one thing: is there a practical application for doilies? Just kidding! The non-whipped world doesnt care diddly about doilies! I cant believe you fell for that! 14. Youve developed a fashion sense You use to think that getting dressed was easy. You put on blue jeans and a T-shirt any T-shirt because anything goes with jeans. Apparently there are other types of pants out there besides blue jeans and you look much nicer in them. Then youre presented with another problem: what goes with what? You dont need to worry about it though, because if you make a mistake, your clothes dont match, or youre not dressed for the occasion, shell let you know. In fact, shell let you know in a way that you will be certain not to make that mistake again! 15. You fight with her about which would look better in the front yard: pansies or begonias

Heres a hint for you look in the mirror and youll find the answer, you big pansy! 16. Youve found yourself on several occasions at the checkout counter of a store with a feminine hygiene product Oh, God no! She didnt! You didnt! Cant she go to the store and get those things herself? You fell for the Ive got cramps routine, didnt you? 17. You now call the hunting shows you use to watch murder shows So she convinced you to give up your hunting shows because she felt they were too violent. Did it ever occur to her that when she picks up meat at the grocery store, its pre-murdered? Im sure youve realized that, but you havent had the kahunas to tell her. 18. Your mounted deer heads on the wall have been taken down and replaced with pictures of fuzzy kittens You let her convince you that your prized buck on the wall was not suitable, but pictures of Fluffy in a nice calm meadow are much better. Oh, sure it is! Man, what has she done to you? 19. Your half of the closet consists of three hangers Im not sure how thats an equal portion of the closet. Whats more? Theres no visible floor space in the closet either. Its now covered with womens shoes. 20. You pass up the juicy prime rib for the delicious looking Caesar salad Come on! You even let her tell you what you should eat? Do you let her cut your meat for you too? Oh, thats right. Youre having salad! 21. You passed the Do You Have the Perfect Boyfriend test in Cosmopolitan Magazine

The History of McDonalds and its Fast Food Legacy We were taken to a fast food caf where our order was fed into a computer. Our hamburgers, made from the flesh of chemically impregnated cattle, had been broiled over counterfeit charcoal, placed

between slices of artificially flavored cardboard and served to us by recycled juvenile delinquents. ~ Jean Michel Chapereau Everything today is fast. People think fast, speak fast, walk fast, write fast and eat fast. The speed of communication is rapid and getting more so with every breath that we take. No matter how fast you may or may not dance, hang on tightly to your hat and hold the pickle and the lettuce as we swirl the light fantastic into the phenomenal world of the McDonalds fast food chain. Fast food has become such an integral part of the busy American lifestyle that there are more than 300,000 restaurants offering it throughout the United States today. Its convenient, predictable and, surprise, fast. Dick and Mac McDonald of Manchester, New Hampshire, introduced the McDonalds restaurant in San Bernardino, California, in 1940, but the concept was modified and expanded by their business partner, Ray Kroc, of Oak Park, Illinois, who later went on to found McDonalds Corporation. The original menu contained 25 items, mostly barbecue. Popular and lucrative as a teen hangout, the brothers couldnt help but notice that almost all of their profits came from hamburgers. In 1948, they changed the menu to include only hamburgers, milkshakes and French fries. At 15 cents each, the burgers were about half as expensive as at standard diners and they sold like hotcakes. The year 1953 marked the beginning of the McDonald franchises with Neil Fox as the first franchisee in San Bernardino, California. It was the second McDonalds however, that opened that same year in Phoenix, Arizona, that marked the introduction of the Golden Arches design. In 1954, entrepreneur and milkshake-mixer salesman Ray Kroc enters the scene proposing the franchise of McDonalds restaurants outside the companys home base of California and Arizona. The rest is as they say history, for by 1958, McDonalds worldwide boasted that it sold 100 million hamburgers! By 1955, Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. This location is considered the first franchised McDonalds restaurant, and today the building serves as a museum. He expanded upon the franchise business model, and allowed franchisees to be a big part of the marketing push behind building the McDonalds brand image.

In the early 1960s, Kroc bought out the McDonald brothers, and by 1965 had gone public, offering shares of McDonalds Corporation. This made him instantly wealthy. Around this same time, a Washington franchisee transformed himself into a clown and Ronald McDonald was born. In 1968, the Big Mac hamburger was introduced to a hungry, high-cholesterol world and found great success, as did the entire McDonald franchise system. But we all know that nothing lasts forever. The death of Ray Kroc in January of 1984 was a serious blow compounded by the following Julys massacre at San Ysidro where James Huberty committed the worst mass murder on record at the time in US history, killing 21 people before he himself was gunned down by a SWAT team sniper. Despite this, McDonalds continued to enjoy unprecedented success, opening the first Soviet McDonalds in Moscow and China in 1990 and expanding throughout the decade into Africa (Casablanca and Morocco). In 2002, the bottom began to fall out when for the first time ever McDonalds posted a quarterly loss. The unhealthy repercussions of fast food could no longer be pushed under the rug after the publication of Eric Schlossers Fast Food Nation, an expose of fast food in general and McDonalds in particular. This caused a serious reversal of image, and in 2003, McDonalds campaigned actively to promote a healthier image for its food. In 2006, the company announced that it will include nutritional information on the packaging for all of its products and that future menus will emphasize healthier choices, such as chicken, salads and other fresh foods besides their old standby, hamburgers. In every meal, uniformity was paramount and the burgers were created using an assembly line technique. The objectives were simple: consistency plus speed, plus convenience, plus most popular sales items equal significantly increased profits. This model worked very well for more than six decades, but nothing lasts forever. We are a generation lost somewhere in the space of translation between fast versus slow food. For some of us, even dancing as fast as we can may never be fast enough to catch up to todays dynamic emphasis on healthful living, not even for lucrative, highly successful conglomerates like McDonalds.

45 Business Ideas We Loved in 2011


Our most popular stories of 2011 were the ones that gave aspiring entrepreneurs new business ideas. We came up with lots of different business ideas ranging from the technical to the domestic. Despite a lingering recession, we feel confident there are still many viable startup opportunities, especially for entrepreneurs that want to start small. In 2012, we'll bring you dozens of new ideas, but before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve 2011, here's a roundup of our favorite business ideas of the year. [5 Reasons You Should Start a Business in 2012] 1. Career coach Today's job search is different than it was even a year ago. In this competitive market, job seekers need all the help they can get. Enter the career coach. From drafting a rsum to salary negotiations, career coaches help job seekers in every step of the process to provide an edge over other candidates. 2. Personal social media consultant - Anyone applying for college, a job or building a relationship with a business partner should expect their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to be scrutinized. You want to stand out from the crowd, but in a good way. Personal social media consultants help individuals use social media to highlight their expertise and position themselves as an expert in their field while downplaying any negatives. 3. Memory organizer - For as long as there have been cameras, parents have been documenting birthdays, holidays and first days of school. But instead of an album, those memories get stuck in digital cameras, video cameras, flash drives, computers and online photo- sharing services. 4. Invasive species pest management - The stink bug and longhorned beetle and other tough pests have opened the doors to a new type of specialistthe invasive species pest management business. 5. Tablet app development - The iPad started the tablet craze, but Motorola, Samsung, Kindle and others are breaking into the market. Where there are tablets, there is a need for apps.The rise of the tablet is opening up new avenues for those with a

software background to help businesses market themselves in new ways. 6. Online video production - A viral video can take a little-known brand and make it an Internet sensation. As brand managers recognize the power of the medium beyond television ads, this is an opportunity for everyone from telecommunications specialists to film school majors to turn their creative talents into a business opportunity. 7. Specialty foods provider - The demand for gluten-free, organic, low sodium and lactose-free products continues to grow as more and more Americans follow restricted diets by choice or necessity. 8. Online privacy management consultant - Hackers are becoming more brazen and the lackluster economy has only made them more determined to get a hold of sensitive consumer information that they can sell. 9. PR for socially responsible businesses - Small businesses that make doing the right thing part of their business model need to get the word out about their good deeds. 10. Personal concierge - For those among us with more money than time, a personal concierge can pay bills, pick up the kids or do the grocery shopping. Entrepreneurs can quickly turn a profit in this business with little investment, according to a recent study by the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association. 11. Senior care services - While some seniors require advanced medical care, many just need help with day-to-day activities or just a little companionship. According to research from Home Instead, a senior care franchise, the nations senior population will grow to 72 million by 2025. 12. Resale retail - The recent recession forced many Americans to adopt thrifty shopping habits, including hunting for everything from clothes and house wares to sporting goods and antiques at thrift stores. 13. Home day care - With the cost of day care rising, many parents are looking for inexpensive yet safe alternatives. If you keep your child headcount below a certain number you dont need a

license in many places, enabling you to start a business and stay home with your own kids. 14. Yard work - With little more than some work gloves, a rake and a ladder, you could be in business. Landscapers will cut the grass, but homeowners want to leave the weeding, planting, snow removal and other time-consuming tasks for someone else, and that someone could be you. 15. Affordable Computer maintenance - With the proliferation of tablets, smartphones and laptops for every member of the family, there are lots of opportunities to provide private computer services such as anti-virus software installation, desktop cleanups, software downloads and printer hookups. 16. Cleaning service - Are you one of those people that love to clean? If so, you may be sitting on a gold mine. Cleaning people who work for themselves can make $30 to $40 per hour. Recession or not, there are plenty of people still looking for a little domestic assistance. 17. Energy efficiency consultant - Homeowners and businesses, especially, are looking for any way they can to cut costs, but figuring out how to lower energy expenses isn't as easy as you might think. 18. Recycler - Your average homeowner doesn't always know where or how to recycle the stuff they've got. A good local advertising campaign and a pickup truck are all you'd need to start buying or simply offering to remove scrap metal, old computers, electronics, ink cartridges and other recyclable materials. You'll be making a profit and doing the Earth a favor, too. 19. Pet sitter - Recession or not, pets are people, too (or so many a pet owner believes). If you love animals, are reliable, organized and trustworthy, there's no shortage of work for you. The more satisfied customers you have, the more quickly your business will grow. Nothing soothes an antsy pet owner more than a good recommendation from another animal lover. 20. Organizer - If there's one thing to be learned from the glut of reality shows dealing with hoarding, it's that Americans have too much stuff. And, many junk collectors don't have the time or

skills required to organize it all. If you like to organize and create order out of chaos, then starting an organizing business could be for you. 21. Virtual assistant Many companies let go of their full time administrative assistants during the recession. Now, they need help, but can't afford a full time person. If you've got a background in administrative work but want to work for yourself, this might be a perfect time to break out on your own. Virtual assistants work remotely and do all the things a business owner or manager doesn't have time to do, such as open and answer emails, follow up with customers, invoice customers or pay bills. 22. Remote bookkeeper - During the recession, many companies cut their employee headcount to the bare minimum. Very few businesses, however, can live without a bookkeeper. But, that doesn't mean they have to have one on staff. If you've got a background in accounting or bookkeeping, you can offer remote bookkeeping services and, in many cases, do most of the work from home. 23. Translator - As America becomes increasingly multilingual, everyone from doctors to insurance companies find themselves in need of foreign language speakers to help interact with their customers. If you can speak a foreign language, are organized and can come up with a good marketing plan, you may find you have more work than you can handle. 24. Cost cutter - Ever notice how your phone bill seems to creep up ever so slowly and before you know it, you're paying $50 more a month than you agreed to? So does everyone else. The problem is, few people have time to go over their bills with a fine-tooth comb and call and argue with the provider. A cost cutter does this for businesses and can help them save thousands. Cost cutters need an eye for detail and a good sales pitch. 25. Social media consultant - If you're one of those Gen Y types to whom using social media comes as naturally as breathing, you may have a career as a social media consultant. There's no doubt that social media presents an unprecedented marketing

opportunity for businesses, but only if they know how to use it. If you can help existing businesses integrate social media into their other marketing campaigns, you should have no trouble making a go of it. 26. Copywriter - Search engines favor websites with new, relevant and constantly updated content and most businesses don't have time to devote to generating copy all day. If you've got a background in writing, English or journalism, you might find there's a lot of demand for your services. Between Web content, blog entries and press releases, there's lots of writing to be done. 27. Health insurance consultant - Many companies can't afford a full- time human resources person, and dealing with the complicated nuances of health insurance is more than most administrative assistants have time to deal with. That's why more and more companies will be looking for outside services to help them wade through the minutia of health plans and premiums. 28. Home Renovation - The real estate market has been in the toilet for three-and-a-half years now. It's hard to sell a house and if you can't sell, you can't buy. Furthermore, a lot of people just can't get a mortgage. That's good news for anyone in the renovation business. People are being forced to stay in their homes and many are getting anxious for a little sprucing up. From flooring to roofing, homeowners are looking to do a little repair and updating. 29. Tree care - If you've tried to call a tree service lately, you probably already know there's a big gap between supply and demand. Increasingly severe weather in all parts of the country is causing tree damage that only professionals can repair. 30. Taxi service - Cars are expensive. Car insurance is expensive. Gas is expensive. And there are a lot of people without a steady income. The result is that more people are looking for lessexpensive ways to get where they need to go. In suburbs with limited mass transit, taxis are just about the only alternative. 31. Local farming - People are increasingly conscious about eating healthy and eating local. For many, however, locally grown produce, meat, milk and eggs are hard to find. Urban and

suburban backyard farming has already staged a comeback. Now, it's time for the small time commercial farmer. 32. Commuting service - Car pooling saves money on gas and tolls and, in many places, gives commuters access to highoccupancy-vehicle lanes, saving lots of time on commuting. The problem is that organizing your own car pool can be very difficult. A car-pool service that provides commuters with easy access to a low-cost ride stands a great chance of making it for the long haul (so to speak). 33. Residential environmental-assessment service - People are increasingly aware of and concerned about indoor pollution. Fumes from paint, carpets, kitchen cabinets and furniture are of concern. Radon, electro-magnetic fields, lead toys and wireless and cell phone radiation are all concerns, too. The problem is, it's very hard for your average homeowner to figure out how to test for each of these concerns. Local health, children's, baby and environmental fairs would provide ample marketing opportunities for a business that offered a reasonably priced home-health assessment. 34. Small-biz social media - By now, small business owners know that they need social media to promote their businesses. However, few have time to figure out exactly what to do and how to do it. Most social-media consultancies have "expensive" written all over them. Asocial-media consultant who could offer an a la carte menu of reasonably priced services to local momand-pop businesses that have yet to embrace Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn would be the toast of their virtual town. 35. Interior design - If you can't move, redecorate! That's what a lot of people are thinking right about now. After nearly four years of sitting around on the same Cheetos-stained sofa, lots of people are antsy for a new look. Traditional decorators, however, are still the domain of the rich and chandeliered. For the rest of the HGTV-watching world, a decorator who can achieve Trump style on a Target budget stands a chance at making it big. 36. Education consultant - College isn't as simple as it used to be. Now, parents and prospective students must wade through a

long list of academic choices including four-year colleges, twoyear colleges, online courses, for-profit colleges and trade schools. As education offerings keep expanding and changing, busy parents need some help figuring out how to navigate the higher-education waters. A consultant with a background in education who can simplify the process will be at the head of the class. 37. Kids consignment shop - Everyone's looking for a way to save money and what better way than to buy your kids' clothes for less and sell their old clothes back. Kids consignment shops can include baby equipment, clothes, furniture and books. Best of all, the inventory is cheap and, in most cases, you don't have to pay for it until the items have sold. For the cost of the monthly rent and a marketing plan you could be in business in no time. 38. Local Internet marketing consultant - Small businesses know they have to get online, but finding the time to figure out how is proving a real challenge for small business owners of every stripe. If you're Internet-savvy and know how local businesses can harness the power of local search, coupon pages and social media, you could be helping small business owners promote their companies online. 39. App designer - Research continues to prove that mobile apps or mobile Web browsers are a must for businesses of all kinds. But most don't have the in-house teams to create them. Smaller companies also don't have the budget to hire an expensive firm to create their apps. An app designer could specialize in creating apps for one or two industries and build a strong following. 40. Green consultant - Consumers want to buy from companies that are making efforts to turn their operations "green," or ecofriendly. In fact, research has shown that consumers are willing to pay more for green products. Big companies often have whole staffs and outside consulting firms dedicated to that cause. Small business owners don't have those kinds of resources, but many would still like to find ways to be more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. A green consultant would meet with clients, review their environmental

impact and make recommendations on how they can cut their energy use, waste and costs. 41. Off-hours child care - Ever tried to find child care on a Saturday afternoon? Unless you've got a standing relationship with a babysitter and even then, it can be hard there are few places you can count on for evening or weekend child care. Most states allow you to operate a home child care business and there's little competition and a great need for off-hours care. Licensing requirements are different based on your state, but many don't require a license as long as you keep below the minimum number of children. 42. Ecommerce warehouse/shipping - E-commerce is a huge business, and it's an especially appealing one for small business owners who can't afford to rent a retail space. The problem, of course, is that packing and shipping all those orders can be a real hassle. Many e-commerce companies would like to outsource this function to a third party who can keep the inventory in stock and ship orders as they come in. 43. Business security consultant - Just about every company has a website that has the potential to collect data from its customers. Furthermore, many businesses store their customers' data, personal information even credit card numbers in their company computers. Most small companies can't afford to hire a full-time data security specialist. That's where your home security consulting business comes in. 44. Party business - We might be in a recession, but many parents will still spend big bucks to throw their kid a great birthday party. While they could just throw a party at home, many people don't have the time or energy to pull it off. That's where a kids' party business comes in. 45. Tablet repair - These days, it seems as though everybody has a tablet, but have you ever tried to get one fixed? It's not as easy as you think. In fact, recent research revealed that it costs almost as much to repair a tablet as it does to buy a new one. If you're capable of servicing and fixing this kind of technology, there's going to be a big demand for reasonably priced tablet repair. Especially, if you're willing to make house calls.

Small business owners have to market their businesses smarter than before these days With the recession looming with no visible end, every single penny counts. Many small business owners today are bootstrapping and going frugal. If you are interested in low budget but effective marketing, I have some tips to share you Here are 10 marketing tips to help you find (more) customers and close more sales, quick: Dont advertise like the big guys Unlike us the smaller counterparts, big businesses advertise to build brand name and nurture future sales. We simply dont have the budget to do so. Instead, DIY your advertising and/or outsource it to low-cost advertising companies, even freelancers. Make sure you always include an offer in your advertising that get prospects to be more inclined to respond. Always offer lower cost alternatives Prospects simply want to hang on their money as much as they can, as long as they receive satisfying result. They want lower price for the best result they can get. Instead of burning your own business in a price war with your competitors, consider creating a ight version of your services or products by stripping out non-essential features that will keep yours appealing to a certain segment in the market. Alternatively, offer a premium version of your service or product Not all prospects want cheap prices. Many are willing to pay a premium to receive high quality product or service. On contrary to the point above, you can actually combine several products or services into a premium package that is offered at a higher price tag. Go online My favourite part :) You should go online for either promotional purpose or selling your products or services. Its low cost, easy to learn and easy to do. Blog for your small business enhance your branding, while setting up a website will reach more customers from a rapidly

growing number of online shoppers. Dont forget to use available social media, such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to build a community that can get you marketers and business evangelists. Try unconventional marketing methods Spy on your competitors, and learn what they are doing in common. If you do your homework well, you may find an innovative idea or two that will increase your profitability while avoiding competition. One idea: Conventional mail box is not obsolete, yet You can sponsor your local event flyer (ask for an exclusive sponsorship) that will generate considerable sales leads in exchange for a small amount of money. Use the power of perception to make your business seems bigger Customers perceive the value of your products or services. They also do perceive the reliability and dependability of your business based on certain measures. One of the most common measures is company size. Being a two person business doesnt make you less trusted than your larger counterparts Setting up an answering machine system that shouts professional will do the trick. One tip: Create many virtual departments in it, such as marketing department, IT department or customer service department, and have them redirected to your phone Inflate your manpower from two to twenty in no time :) Reduce the size of your ads Smaller-sized ads will let you advertise more for the same budget. Plus, short marketing message does perform better than the longer counterpart. This reminds me of Twitter that push marketers to create 140-character marketing message, yet extremely effective :) Offer giveaways and freebies Nothing is more compelling than giveaways and freebies. Some argue that freebies are expensive. To certain extent, I agree. However, choosing the right promotional products will cut your cost-per-lead significantly, as unique and free items tend to have emotional bait in them Having your promo product with your company messages in it neatly placed on a CEO desk is viral marketing :) Do a joint-promotion with other small business

Ask non-competing small business owners that serve similar target market to do a joint-promotion. Cross-selling each other products or services will give your customers highly related offers, in which will usually produce more sales than marketing on their own. Benefit from your relationship with your customers: The power of word of mouth Your existing customers know and trust you They are your great tangible and intangible assets you already have in your business ecosystem. Its basically easier to get more business from them than from new prospects. You should lavish them by creating special deals only for your existing customers and make them your PR people Their endorsement is indeed very effective in term of cost and result than any other advertising campaigns. The tips, if done properly, will give a better cost-per-lead ratio to your small business.

10 business ideas to start requiring no financial investment Online business / make money online Blogging, SEO/link building, online freelancing, selling goods online are some of the example of online business and make money online. Many online business requires nothing down This is why the potential is extraordinary, despite harsh competition. Virtual assistance (VA) Helping others to get their job done is well-sought after You can start with zero investment by offering your services in forums, classified sites and other public domains. The best bet Join a VA network. Intermediary services Intermediary services were thought to become obsolete due to the Internet. Not exactly. Product sourcing, product distribution and contracting services, and many other intermediary services are here to stay. Due to their busyness and time constraints, business people do

need other help no matter how easy to DIY their search for new products or business resources. Organising services Event and wedding organising are two of the most common organising services. Personal assistance and personal shopping are the niche in organising services. Tutoring Helping school children and students to ace their school subjects or tests can be lucrative. Teaching math, tutoring English and such are simple and free to start. Get the buzz from your neighbours and youre off the ground. Brokerage services Real estate brokerage, business brokerage, investment brokerage The list of brokerage services is endless. In exchange for a certain amount of commission, brokers use their expertise in winning buyers on behalf of sellers. Consignment products sales Looking for the right supplier to arrange for a consignment is rather trivial Not many want to engage in such a risky product sales strategy. However, finding one would be a great way for you to sell products without any investment involved. Consulting and training Experienced professionals and business owners can offer their expertise to help other individuals and organisations succeed. Freelancing Graphic design, web design, and copywriting are some of the example of freelancing. The competition is stiff, but the ability to create a business out of it is rewarding. Down-payment-enabled business Im not sure whether to include this or not, but this is what many often overlook as one of the better business strategies. Either you offer products or services, ask for down payment (even full payment) up front. This way, you have the capital to produce the ordered products or perform the requested services No financial investment involved on your side. Most of the zero-financial-investment business ideas I present are service business With that said, I recommend you to explore any other

service business opportunities, as no business is thriving in todays recession better than service business.