MAC Vs PC Vs Linux


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Complelling Reasons for eating fruits


Complelling Reasons for eating fruits


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The Green Thing


In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."


The clerk responded, "*That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."*

He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the
clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.
In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills
that operate on electricity.

But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.
We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.
We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in
order to find the nearest pizza joint.

*But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?*

*Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smarta** young person.*

*The Green Thing*

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A Sister's Eulogy for Steve Jobs - Final moments


Mona Simpson (Job’s sister) delivered this Eulogy @ the memorial church of Stanford. Very well written. Gives a peek into Steve’s final 24 hours.

I grew up as an only child, with a single mother. Because we were poor and because I knew my father had emigrated from Syria, I imagined he looked like Omar Sharif. I hoped he would be rich and kind and would come into our lives (and our not yet furnished apartment) and help us. Later, after I’d met my father, I tried to believe he’d changed his number and left no forwarding address because he was an idealistic revolutionary, plotting a new world for the Arab people.
Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother.
By then, I lived in New York, where I was trying to write my first novel. I had a job at a small magazine in an office the size of a closet, with three other aspiring writers. When one day a lawyer called me — me, the middle-class girl from California who hassled the boss to buy us health insurance — and said his client was rich and famous and was my long-lost brother, the young editors went wild. This was 1985 and we worked at a cutting-edge literary magazine, but I’d fallen into the plot of a Dickens novel and really, we all loved those best. The lawyer refused to tell me my brother’s name and my colleagues started a betting pool. The leading candidate: John Travolta. I secretly hoped for a literary descendant of Henry James — someone more talented than I, someone brilliant without even trying.
When I met Steve, he was a guy my age in jeans, Arab- or Jewish-looking and handsomer than Omar Sharif.
We took a long walk — something, it happened, that we both liked to do. I don’t remember much of what we said that first day, only that he felt like someone I’d pick to be a friend. He explained that he worked in computers.
I didn’t know much about computers. I still worked on a manual Olivetti typewriter.
I told Steve I’d recently considered my first purchase of a computer: something called the Cromemco.
Steve told me it was a good thing I’d waited. He said he was making something that was going to be insanely beautiful.
I want to tell you a few things I learned from Steve, during three distinct periods, over the 27 years I knew him. They’re not periods of years, but of states of being. His full life. His illness. His dying.
Steve worked at what he loved. He worked really hard. Every day.
That’s incredibly simple, but true.
He was the opposite of absent-minded.
He was never embarrassed about working hard, even if the results were failures. If someone as smart as Steve wasn’t ashamed to admit trying, maybe I didn’t have to be.
When he got kicked out of Apple, things were painful. He told me about a dinner at which 500 Silicon Valley leaders met the then-sitting president. Steve hadn’t been invited.
He was hurt but he still went to work at Next. Every single day.
Novelty was not Steve’s highest value. Beauty was.
For an innovator, Steve was remarkably loyal. If he loved a shirt, he’d order 10 or 100 of them. In the Palo Alto house, there are probably enough black cotton turtlenecks for everyone in this church.
He didn’t favor trends or gimmicks. He liked people his own age.
His philosophy of aesthetics reminds me of a quote that went something like this: “Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later.”
Steve always aspired to make beautiful later.
He was willing to be misunderstood.
Uninvited to the ball, he drove the third or fourth iteration of his same black sports car to Next, where he and his team were quietly inventing the platform on which Tim Berners-Lee would write the program for the World Wide Web.
Steve was like a girl in the amount of time he spent talking about love. Love was his supreme virtue, his god of gods. He tracked and worried about the romantic lives of the people working with him.
Whenever he saw a man he thought a woman might find dashing, he called out, “Hey are you single? Do you wanna come to dinner with my sister?”
I remember when he phoned the day he met Laurene. “There’s this beautiful woman and she’s really smart and she has this dog and I’m going to marry her.”
When Reed was born, he began gushing and never stopped. He was a physical dad, with each of his children. He fretted over Lisa’s boyfriends and Erin’s travel and skirt lengths and Eve’s safety around the horses she adored.
None of us who attended Reed’s graduation party will ever forget the scene of Reed and Steve slow dancing.
His abiding love for Laurene sustained him. He believed that love happened all the time, everywhere. In that most important way, Steve was never ironic, never cynical, never pessimistic. I try to learn from that, still.
Steve had been successful at a young age, and he felt that had isolated him. Most of the choices he made from the time I knew him were designed to dissolve the walls around him. A middle-class boy from Los Altos, he fell in love with a middle-class girl from New Jersey. It was important to both of them to raise Lisa, Reed, Erin and Eve as grounded, normal children. Their house didn’t intimidate with art or polish; in fact, for many of the first years I knew Steve and Lo together, dinner was served on the grass, and sometimes consisted of just one vegetable. Lots of that one vegetable. But one. Broccoli. In season. Simply prepared. With just the right, recently snipped, herb.
Even as a young millionaire, Steve always picked me up at the airport. He’d be standing there in his jeans.
When a family member called him at work, his secretary Linetta answered, “Your dad’s in a meeting. Would you like me to interrupt him?”
When Reed insisted on dressing up as a witch every Halloween, Steve, Laurene, Erin and Eve all went wiccan.
They once embarked on a kitchen remodel; it took years. They cooked on a hotplate in the garage. The Pixar building, under construction during the same period, finished in half the time. And that was it for the Palo Alto house. The bathrooms stayed old. But — and this was a crucial distinction — it had been a great house to start with; Steve saw to that.
This is not to say that he didn’t enjoy his success: he enjoyed his success a lot, just minus a few zeros. He told me how much he loved going to the Palo Alto bike store and gleefully realizing he could afford to buy the best bike there.
And he did.
Steve was humble. Steve liked to keep learning.
Once, he told me if he’d grown up differently, he might have become a mathematician. He spoke reverently about colleges and loved walking around the Stanford campus. In the last year of his life, he studied a book of paintings by Mark Rothko, an artist he hadn’t known about before, thinking of what could inspire people on the walls of a future Apple campus.
Steve cultivated whimsy. What other C.E.O. knows the history of English and Chinese tea roses and has a favorite David Austin rose?
He had surprises tucked in all his pockets. I’ll venture that Laurene will discover treats — songs he loved, a poem he cut out and put in a drawer — even after 20 years of an exceptionally close marriage. I spoke to him every other day or so, but when I opened The New York Times and saw a feature on the company’s patents, I was still surprised and delighted to see a sketch for a perfect staircase.
With his four children, with his wife, with all of us, Steve had a lot of fun.
He treasured happiness.
Then, Steve became ill and we watched his life compress into a smaller circle. Once, he’d loved walking through Paris. He’d discovered a small handmade soba shop in Kyoto. He downhill skied gracefully. He cross-country skied clumsily. No more.
Eventually, even ordinary pleasures, like a good peach, no longer appealed to him.
Yet, what amazed me, and what I learned from his illness, was how much was still left after so much had been taken away.
I remember my brother learning to walk again, with a chair. After his liver transplant, once a day he would get up on legs that seemed too thin to bear him, arms pitched to the chair back. He’d push that chair down the Memphis hospital corridor towards the nursing station and then he’d sit down on the chair, rest, turn around and walk back again. He counted his steps and, each day, pressed a little farther.
Laurene got down on her knees and looked into his eyes.
You can do this, Steve,” she said. His eyes widened. His lips pressed into each other.
He tried. He always, always tried, and always with love at the core of that effort. He was an intensely emotional man.
I realized during that terrifying time that Steve was not enduring the pain for himself. He set destinations: his son Reed’s graduation from high school, his daughter Erin’s trip to Kyoto, the launching of a boat he was building on which he planned to take his family around the world and where he hoped he and Laurene would someday retire.
Even ill, his taste, his discrimination and his judgment held. He went through 67 nurses before finding kindred spirits and then he completely trusted the three who stayed with him to the end. Tracy. Arturo. Elham.
One time when Steve had contracted a tenacious pneumonia his doctor forbid everything — even ice. We were in a standard I.C.U. unit. Steve, who generally disliked cutting in line or dropping his own name, confessed that this once, he’d like to be treated a little specially.
I told him: Steve, this is special treatment.
He leaned over to me, and said: “I want it to be a little more special.”
Intubated, when he couldn’t talk, he asked for a notepad. He sketched devices to hold an iPad in a hospital bed. He designed new fluid monitors and x-ray equipment. He redrew that not-quite-special-enough hospital unit. And every time his wife walked into the room, I watched his smile remake itself on his face.
For the really big, big things, you have to trust me, he wrote on his sketchpad. He looked up. You have to.
By that, he meant that we should disobey the doctors and give him a piece of ice.
None of us knows for certain how long we’ll be here. On Steve’s better days, even in the last year, he embarked upon projects and elicited promises from his friends at Apple to finish them. Some boat builders in the Netherlands have a gorgeous stainless steel hull ready to be covered with the finishing wood. His three daughters remain unmarried, his two youngest still girls, and he’d wanted to walk them down the aisle as he’d walked me the day of my wedding.
We all — in the end — die in medias res. In the middle of a story. Of many stories.
I suppose it’s not quite accurate to call the death of someone who lived with cancer for years unexpected, but Steve’s death was unexpected for us.
What I learned from my brother’s death was that character is essential: What he was, was how he died.
Tuesday morning, he called me to ask me to hurry up to Palo Alto. His tone was affectionate, dear, loving, but like someone whose luggage was already strapped onto the vehicle, who was already on the beginning of his journey, even as he was sorry, truly deeply sorry, to be leaving us.
He started his farewell and I stopped him. I said, “Wait. I’m coming. I’m in a taxi to the airport. I’ll be there.”
“I’m telling you now because I’m afraid you won’t make it on time, honey.”
When I arrived, he and his Laurene were joking together like partners who’d lived and worked together every day of their lives. He looked into his children’s eyes as if he couldn’t unlock his gaze.
Until about 2 in the afternoon, his wife could rouse him, to talk to his friends from Apple.
Then, after awhile, it was clear that he would no longer wake to us.
His breathing changed. It became severe, deliberate, purposeful. I could feel him counting his steps again, pushing farther than before.
This is what I learned: he was working at this, too. Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.
He told me, when he was saying goodbye and telling me he was sorry, so sorry we wouldn’t be able to be old together as we’d always planned, that he was going to a better place.
Dr. Fischer gave him a 50/50 chance of making it through the night.
He made it through the night, Laurene next to him on the bed sometimes jerked up when there was a longer pause between his breaths. She and I looked at each other, then he would heave a deep breath and begin again.
This had to be done. Even now, he had a stern, still handsome profile, the profile of an absolutist, a romantic. His breath indicated an arduous journey, some steep path, altitude.
He seemed to be climbing.
But with that will, that work ethic, that strength, there was also sweet Steve’s capacity for wonderment, the artist’s belief in the ideal, the still more beautiful later.
Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.
Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.
Steve’s final words were:
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.

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Arvind Kejriwal's Fast Enters 5th Day (Some Pictures)









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Happy Holi to All.....


Happy Holi to All.....

Happy Holi to All.....

Happy Holi to All.....

Happy Holi to All.....
Happy Holi to All.....

Happy Holi to All.....


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Hate v/s Forgiveness


A Nice story with a good moral. Please go through.

A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game.

The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes.

Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates,

So the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.

So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes. The teacher then told the children to carry with them
the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week.

Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week, the
children were relieved because the game had finally ended....

The teacher asked: "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?". The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go.

Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game. The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go.
If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime???"

Moral of the story: Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not carry sins for a lifetime. Forgiving others is the best attitude to take!

True love is not loving a perfect person but loving an imperfect person perfectly!!

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Has water entered my ship?


In 1923, eight of the wealthiest people in the world met.  
 
Their combined wealth, it was estimated, exceeded the wealth of the government of the United States at that time. These men certainly knew how to make a living and accumulate wealth. But let’s examine what happened to them 25 years later.
 
1.  President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, lived on borrowed capital for Five years before he died bankrupt.
 
2.  President of the largest gas company, Howard Hubson, went insane.
 
3.  One of the greatest commodity traders, Arthur Cutten, died insolvent.
 
4.  President of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney, was sent to jail.
 
5.  A member of the President’s Cabinet, Albert Fall, was pardoned from jail to go home and die in peace.
 
6.  The greatest “bear” on Wall Street, Jessie Livermore committed suicide.
 
7.  President of the world’s greatest monopoly, Ivar Krueger, committed suicide.
 
8.  President of the Bank of International Settlement, Leon Fraser,  committed suicide.
 
What they forgot was how to make life

Money in itself is not evil.  Money provides food for the hungry, medicine for the sick,  
clothes for the needy; money is only a medium of exchange.  
 
We need two kinds of education:
 
a)  One that teaches us how to make a livingand

b)  One that teaches us how to live.
 
There are people who are so engrossed in their professional life that they neglect their family, health and social responsibilities.  
 
If asked why they do this they would reply that they were doing it for their family.  Our kids are sleeping when we leave home. They are sleeping when we come home.
 
Twenty years later, we’ll turn back, but they’ll all be gone.
 
Without water, a ship cannot move.  The ship needs water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will face problems. 

What was once a means of living for the ship will now become a means of destruction?
 
So take a moment and ask yourself . . .   
 
Has water entered my ship?

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Lesson of the day ...


 
Yumraj came to a guy and said, "My friend, today is your day" !
Guy - Sir pl. I'm not ready.
Yumraj - Well your name is the next on my list...
Guy - Okay why don't you take a seat & I will get you something to eat before we go.
Yumraj - All right..
The guy gave Yumraj some food with sleeping pills in it, Yumraj finished eating and fell into a deep sleep.
The guy took the list & removed his name from top of the list and put into the bottom of the list.
When Yumraj woke up, he said to the guy - Because you have been so very nice to me, I will start from the BOTTOM of the list...

Lesson to Learn :  Whatever is written in your destiny, accept with grace...!!!

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Be careful especially about kids while using escalator


be careful especially about kids while using escalator

Please Share This Message To Aware all parents ....

Can We Spread this awareness with all ???
Remember Share takes only 2 seconds lets see who have heart and who are heart less

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Arvind Kejriwal starts his Indefinite Upwas today







Today, 23rd March is the day when Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev laid down their lives for our motherland.

Arvind Kejriwal starts his Indefinite Upwas today with the that Delhi's citizens will give up fear and join Civil Disobedience against increase in Electricity and water prices.

If you are in Delhi you can join by filling Civil Disobedience form at http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/Civil_Disobedience.aspx and can also volunteer by visiting one of the 250+ andolan kendras whose list can be found at http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/Andolan/AndolanKendraSearch.aspx

If you are outside Delhi, you can ask your Delhi relatives, friends and acquaintances to be a part of this Civil Disobedience and also hold an event in your area as a symbol of support.

Let us bring the Bhagat, Sukhdev and Rajguru inside us to life again!

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Martyr day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh


Martyr day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Martyr day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

On the martyr day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, there is a need to make an appeal to pledge in all our hearts to fight with the forces which have kept India poor and backward, to give a sincere message to the youths, who are future of India, to take care of India.

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BOOST GOOD CHOLESTEROL AND LOWER BAD CHOLESTEROL


High cholesterol is much feared today, since being diagnosed with it usually involves a complete lifestyle change. Today we delve into good cholesterol and bad cholesterol - the two contributing factors of high cholesterol. Cholesterol can make you or break you depending on quality and quantity. Therefore, it pays to pay attention to how we can boost good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol. Let's take a look at how you can do that...

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Oats. Fibrous food lowers the absorption of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream. Consumption of oats or oatmeal should be on your diet if you love deep fried food and a good drizzle of oil now and then. Why? Well simply put, oats have a high fiber content that reduces LDL in the blood.

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Nuts: Nuts – groundnuts, hazel nuts, almonds and walnuts complement drinks, but these are salted and spiced which is unhealthy. Opt for roasted nuts without added flavour. Nuts are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, this component helps to reduce bad cholesterol. An added bonus to nuts is the fact that they are a store house of energy.

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Olive Oil: Several cooking shows use a good drizzle of olive oil and this method of cooking has found many takers here in India. But there is logic to this; olive oil contains antioxidants that fight bad cholesterol. If you are gorging down French fries and burgers make sure you balance it out with good cholesterol food

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Vegetables: Try out vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, carrots, Brussels sprouts, greens, pumpkin and sweet potatoes. These veggies have the power to control your LDL. For added benefits, add a wide range of colour to your plate - include greens, orange, and yellow in your diet.

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Fruits: Bananas, pears, apples, avocados, prunes and berries are rich in calcium, antioxidants and fiber, but they can lower your LDL. Among fruit juices, orange juice stands at the top of the list; it’s a great way to energise, stay cool and healthy with just a glass

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Soybean: The protein present in soybean protects against various heart ailments. Soybean helps in lowering bad cholesterol and simultaneously increases good cholesterol.

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Garlic: Garlic helps lower cholesterol and fights plaque that clogs your arteries. Eat not more than 3-4 garlic cloves each day, to obtain maximum heart benefits.

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Blueberries: Compounds present in blueberries are good for your heart. Eating blueberries regularly can sharpen your mind as well as lower bad cholesterol level.

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Okra or Lady finger: This vegetable is a great agent for lowering bad cholesterol, because it is a good source of soluble fibre. But avoid frying these, as that would diminish their nutritional properties.

Lower Bad Cholesterol: Red wine: We all know about red wine's health benefits. Consuming red wine helps heart health as well. The fibre called tempranillo, found in red wine, is great in lowering cholesterol.

Boost Good Cholesterol: Omega 3: India is surrounded by sea and has several large perennial rivers, hence there is no reason to not eat fish. Indians can source natural Omega 3 from Indian salmon or raavas, sardines or trale, mackerel or bangda, Tuna or chura, and ghol fish. Omega 3 not only reduces cholesterol but also High Blood Pressure.

Boost Good Cholesterol: Wholegrain: Again, fiber seems to be the trick in maintaining good levels of HDL in the blood. Next time you plan to prepare a Frankie, roll or Mexican tortilla, opt for a wheat or oat base. Fiber seems to be the magical key here.

Boost Good Cholesterol: Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds have an interesting texture that adds an extra something to your dishes, but it also produces oil. These seeds have more than one purpose – they help lower diabetes, heart diseases, and even cancer. Flaxseeds are rich in fiber and Omega 3.

Boost Good Cholesterol: Yogurt: Bacteria present in curds are a treasure trove for enzymes that improve your digestive tract. Plus yogurt contains HDL. However, it is advisable to go for low fat curds.

Boost Good Cholesterol: Dark Chocolate: Now-a-days you can have chocolate in your sandwich, as fondue, as a dip. Make your choice but always settle for dark chocolate. You want to live long and stay ageless!

Control High Cholesterol: Almonds: Opt for a fistful of almonds as a daily snack, when diagnosed with high cholesterol.
Almonds are filled with vitamin E and flavonoids, which help cut bad cholesterol by almost 10 percent and also decreases the development of artery blockage.

Control High Cholesterol: Beans and lentils: Again beans and lentils are a good source of soluble fibre, which aids in lowering cholesterol levels. They are also high in protein and low in fat, which is a complete package for healthy hearts

Control High Cholesterol: Tomatoes: Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, vitamin C, potassium and fibre, which help in cutting cholesterol levels. Prefer eating tomatoes which are cooked or sun-dried tomatoes.

Control High Cholesterol: Green tea: Results may vary from individual to individual, but some studies suggest that drinking green tea early in the morning may fight high cholesterol.

Control High Cholesterol: Spinach: Besides spinach being Popeye’s secret for quick power, it is also good for cardiovascular health. Green leafy vegetables like spinach contain lutein, which helps guard against blockages in arteries and lowers cholesterol.

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Do YOU eat Avocados?


9 Reasons Why an Avocado a Day Can Change Your Life:

1. Avocados contain the 18 amino acids required to form complete protein that is used more efficiently by the body than are proteins found in meat.
2. Avocados contain more natural fiber than any other fruit, and this high fiber content aids in digestion and total body absorption of nutrients.
3. Healthy fats found in avocados raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) while lowering “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides by 20%.
4. Avocados contain 35% more potassium than a banana does. Potassium is important because it regulates blood pressure.
5. Avocados provide the lutein necessary to protect you from age-related eye degeneration.
6. The anti-inflammatory properties of avocados prevent and/or treat rheumatoid arthritis.
7. Sufficient amounts of oleic acid improve your cardiovascular system and protect against prostate and breast cancer.
8. Vitamin B6 and folic acid control homocysteine levels – high quantities of homocysteine are linked to an increased risk of death from heart disease.
9. Glutathione boosts your body’s immune system and keeps your nervous system healthy.

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What's the difference between weights and cardio for fat loss?


When it comes to burning off fat, weights have an edge over cardio. There’s a common misperception that resistance training can’t work your cardiovascular system, but ask anyone who’s ever performed a 20-rep set of squats if his heart rate is elevated. It will be.

Technically speaking, anything that elevates your heart rate is “cardio.” Traditional steady-state cardio (think running a 5K, using the elliptical machine, or doing step aerobics) can be beneficial in terms of fat loss -- at least for a while. But your body adapts to any stress placed on it. Over time, the work required to, say, run a 5K will decrease as your fitness improves. Diminishing returns kicks in. What once took 20 minutes to burn X number of calories will take 30 minutes, and then 40 minutes and so on. With weights, on the other hand, you can stave off this effect by varying your exercises to keep your body guessing. You can change things up by adding resistance, decreasing rest time, increasing the number of reps you do or changing the order of your exercises. All of these things prevent your body from hitting a plateau, boosting your ability to burn fat.

Lifting weights also increases your lean muscle mass, which further increases metabolism at rest. That means you’ll be burning more calories throughout the day...

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What is 'No-White Foods Diet'?


The No-White Foods Diet is low in glycemic level. Which means that you have to avoid white - nutrient-less, high starch and high sugar foods. It is basically eliminating all white foods and more precisely white sugar and flour, which can shoot up your blood sugar level and play nasty with your waistline.

In this diet, you can have egg white, cauliflower, milk and white fish in minimum quantity. Instead of having potatoes and white beans, include colourful vegetables which are high in nutrients. Also include fruits and whole grains.

The No White Foods Diet also requests that you limit white solid fats from your diet such as butter and cheddar cheese. These foods are white before food coloring is added to them.

Foods rich in white starches are refined and have the highest glycemic index. The short-term effect of these types of foods is that they make you retain weight and pounds, especially around the midsection. Over the long-term, they can cause an insulin deficiency that leads to diabetes.

Weight Loss: Foods to be eaten in 'No-White Foods Diet'

Most types of vegetables can be eaten, except for any type of potatoes. Eat fresh vegetables whenever possible and avoid canned vegetables, as they tend to be high in sodium.

Seafood, chicken and lean meats can be eaten. Keep cholesterol levels low by substituting nuts and beans for animal proteins. Include variety by eating black beans and lentils in addition to the usual pinto or navy beans. Almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower, pumpkin and flax sides are all healthy choices, but choose raw or plain roasted nuts.

High-sodium seasonings should be avoided. Whole grain pastas and breads are allowed, but eat them in moderation. They are healthier than their counterparts made with white flour, but they have just as many calories.

Weight Loss: Foods to avoid in 'No-White Foods Diet'

In the no-white diet, you need to avoid foods laden with starch, white flour and sugar. These types of foods are high in calories, nutrient-poor and highly glycemic that quickly break down in the stomach and surge blood sugar levels. These foods leave you hungry and out of energy. Besides, highly processed foods may contribute to weight gain, interfere with weight loss and promote diabetes and heart disease.

Read labels and avoid enriched wheat flours, white flour, corn syrup, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. White bagels, pasta, rice, potatoes, breads, crackers, cereals, commercial baked goods, ice cream, potato chips and pretzels are all on the list of foods to avoid.

Weight Loss: Time period of 'No-White Foods Diet'

Reintroduce foods like fruit and fruit juices into the diet after 2 to 4 weeks, but avoid juices containing added sugar.

Add skim milk and plain yogurt back into the diet at this stage. Agave nectar or honey may be used as well, but only in very small amounts. Remember that these sweeteners are sugar based, and will affect insulin levels. Continue to read labels carefully.

Weight Loss: Features of 'No-White Foods Diet'

Pros

No counting calories or measuring required.

Eliminates refined flour and sugar, which are sources of empty calories and blood sugar imbalances.

Eliminates most of the foods that dieters commonly overeat such as cakes, cookies, bread, pizza, ice cream, and potato chips.

Encourages the intake of 'good' carbohydrates from vegetables and whole grains.
May assist with prevention and management of diabetes and insulin resistance.

Avoiding salt can assist with the reduction of some cases of high blood pressure, heart disease as well as assisting with removal of excess fluids from the body.

Cons

Eliminates some healthy white foods such as chicken breast, cauliflower and dairy products.

Dieters may wrongly believe that anything that isn't white is a good food for weight loss.

Allows some high fat foods such as hard cheese, while eliminating low fat cottage cheese and yogurt.

Does not address the importance of exercise and psychological factors for successful weight loss.

Weight Loss: Review of 'No-White Foods Diet'

The No White Foods Diet is a low-glycemic eating plan that persuades you to give up sugars and flours included in processed foods and a few high starch veggies and replace them with more nutritious and natural foods.

It's important to remember that although the guidelines are pretty straight forward, you must consider portion control as well. Replacing an entire bowl of regular pasta with whole grain pasta and sauce is still going to add quite a few calories to your tally.

Eating more nutritious foods will certainly help your weight loss efforts, but not if you continuously overeat.

This plan is easy to follow and with the right amount of dedication, it can help you reach you weight loss goals while changing your eating style to one that's healthier.

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Health Benefits of Vitamin C


Health Benefits of Vitamin C

  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease and High Blood Pressure - Several studies support that consuming at least 500 mg a day of vitamin C can increase the amount blood vessels relax, or dilate, in a process known as vasodilation. This process is thought to help lower blood pressure, reducing risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Increased Immune Function - Vitamin C has a reputation for boosting immune function and possibly preventing incidence of the common cold. Repeated studies have show this is not true for the general population and the effect of vitamin C reducing the incidence of cold is mostly seen in those with a vitamin C deficiency, and in athletes under intense physical strain.
  • Increased Iron Absorption - Vitamin C increases iron absorption, however, this should be noted with care, as too much vitamin C can lead to iron toxicity in certain individuals.

People at Risk of a Vitamin C Deficiency

  • Smokers and Passive Smokers - Studies show that smokers have lower levels of vitamin C in their blood than non-smokers, and this is thought to be due to increased oxidative stress. Similarly, those regularly exposed to passive smoke have lower levels of vitamin C in their blood. People in these groups are advised to consume more vitamin C, up to 35 mg (50%) more than non-smokers.
  • Infants given boiled or evaporated milk - Boiling or evaporating milk destroys any vitamin C it provides leaving infants deficient. However, most infant formulas come already fortified with vitamin C, check nutrition facts of a specific product to be sure.
  • People without varied diets - Vitamin C is found mainly in fresh fruits and vegetables. People who do not eat these foods or who do not vary their diet greatly are at risk of vitamin C deficiency.
  • People with mal-absorption or chronic diseases - People with mal-absorption diseases, like cachexia, are at increased risk of vitamin C deficiency. Other high risk groups include those with cancer, end-stage renal disease (kidney failure), or chronic hemo-dialysis.

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Do apples and banana increase your triglycerides???


Any food or beverage that contains sugar, fat or alcohol could increase your triglycerides. Apples and bananas, natural sources of sugar, could theoretically increase your triglycerides. But unless you consume them in extremely high quantities, apples and bananas will not cause harmful increases in your triglycerides, a type of fat that can accumulate in your arteries and put you at risk for heart attacks and strokes.

American Heart Association Guidelines
If you limit fat, sugar and alcohol in your diet, you can reduce your triglycerides by 20 percent, according to a scientific statement released in April 2011 by the American Heart Association. The statement, based on a review of more than 500 international studies, also noted that you could reduce your triglycerides by an additional 20 to 30 percent if you exercise regularly. The AHA guidelines call for restricting saturated fat to 16 g a day, trans fat to 2 g a day, calories from added sugars to about 100 to 200 a day, and fructose – a sugar that occurs naturally in apples, bananas and other fruit – to between 50 g and 100 g a day. You should also limit alcoholic beverages to one or two a day and exercise moderately at least 150 minutes per week.

Fructose
A medium apple contains 95 calories and 10.75 g of fructose. You would need to eat 10 apples a day to exceed the AHA guidelines for fructose consumption. A medium banana has 105 calories and 5.72 g of fructose. You would need to eat nine bananas to reach the lower limit for daily fructose consumption, and 18 to exceed the maximum. Unless you dip your apples in caramel sauce or roll your bananas in chocolate, you don’t need to worry about bananas and apples increasing your triglycerides.

Dried and Canned Fruits
The AHA guidelines don’t limit your consumption of most fresh fruits, although you should exercise caution about eating super-sweet fruits such as pineapple and watermelon. Also read product labels before buying dried fruits and canned fruits. One cup of raisins, for instance, contains 49 g of fructose and nearly 100 g of total sugar. If you eat canned fruit, choose varieties packed in natural juice. A cup of fruit cocktail packed in heavy syrup contains 44.4 g of sugar. Canned apples are a better choice, with 34 g of sugar in 1 cup, but this still amounts to three times as much sugar as in a raw apple and six times as much sugar as in a raw banana.

Fiber
Apples and bananas provide good sources of fiber, which can help reduce your low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. Just as triglycerides do, LDL tends to clog your arteries. The fiber in apples and bananas may also reduce your blood pressure and blood glucose levels. A medium apple with skin provides 4.4 g of fiber, and a medium banana provides 3.1 g. Generally, fruit with edible skin or seeds provides healthy amounts of fiber. Other good sources of fiber are raspberries, pears, strawberries, oranges and grapefruit. Men should aim to include 38 g of fiber in their daily diets, while women should get 25 g.
Source: American Heart Association

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Why is No one Happy? Excellent Read....


Excellent Article written by someone..…..
 
Yesterday, I was driving, and the FM radio went off for few seconds. I thought, I should have an iPod. Then suddenly I realized that I have not used my iPod in last 6 months. And then, more things, Handy cam in last 2 years, Digital Camera in last 2 months, DVD player in last 1 month and many more. Now I can say that I bought that Handy cam just out of impulse, I have used it twice only in last 4 years.

So, what's wrong and where? When I look at myself or my friends I can see it everywhere. We are not happy with what we have but all are stressed and not happy for the things we don't have. You have a Santro, but you want Ci! ty; You have a City, but you want Skoda. Just after buying a new phone, we need another one. Better laptop, bigger TV, faster car, bigger house, more money, and .I means, these examples are endless. The point is, does it actually worth? Do we ever think if we actually need those things before we want them?

After this, I was forced to think what I need and what I don't. May be I didn't need this Handy cam or the iPod or that DVD player. When I see my father back at home. He has a simple BPL colour TV, he doesn't need 32" Sony LCD wall mount. He has a cell phone worth Rs 2,500. Whenever I ask him to change the phone, he always says, "It’s a phone; I need this just for calls."

And believe me; he is much happier in life than me with those limited resources and simple gadgets. The very basic reason why he is happy with so little is that he doesn't want things in life to make it luxurious, but he wants only those things which are making his life easier. It's! a very fine line between these two, but after looking my father's life style closely, I got the point. He needs a cell phone but not the iPhone. He needs a TV but not the 32" plasma. He needs a car but not an expensive one.

Initially I had lot of questions.

I am earning good; still I am not happy...why?

I have all luxuries; still I am stressed.... ....... why?

I had a great weekend, still I am feeling tired...... why?

I met lot of people, I thought over it again and again, I still don't know if I got the answers, but certainly figured out few things. I realize that one thing which is keeping me stressed is the "stay connected" syndrome. I realized that, at home also I am logged in on messengers, checking mails, using social networks, and on the top of that, the windows mobile is not letting me disconnected. On the weekend itself, trying to avoid unwanted calls and that is keeping my mind always full of stress. I realized
that I am spending far lesser money than what I earn; even then I am always worried about money and more money. I realized that I am saving enough money I would ever need, whenever needed. Still I am stressed about job and salary and spend.

May be, many people will call this approach "not progressive attitude", but I want my life back. Ultimately it's a single life, a day gone is a day gone. I believe if I am not happy tonight, I'll never be happy tomorrow morning. I finally realized that meeting friends, spending quality time with your loved one's; spending time with yourself is the most important thing.

If on Sunday you are alone and you don't have anybody to talk with, then all that luxuries life, all that money is wasted. May be cutting down your requirements, re-calculating your future goal in the light of today's happiness is a worthwhile thing to do. May be selling off your Santro and buying Honda City on EMIs is not a good idea. I believe putting your happiness ahead of money is the choice we need to make.

I think, a lot can be said and done but what we need the most is re-evaluation of the value of happiness and time we are giving to our life and people associated with it.

Think about it……

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BETEL LEAF


Chewing 'paan' or betel leaf could help fight a form of bone marrow cancer, a group of Indian researchers say.

A molecule derived from betel leaf may be beneficial to patients suffering from a cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells and the body refuses to respond to common drugs, said a study by scientists in Kolkata and Mumbai.

An alcoholic extract of the betel leaves helps patients suffering from chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) -- the most common form of leukaemia in adults in India -- holding out hope of improved treatment.

The research was carried out by the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), the Institute of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Kolkata, and Piramal Life Sciences, Mumbai.

"We have conducted a study and seen that the compound hydroxychavicol (HCH) is the major component of the alcoholic extract of the betel leaves and it might contribute, at least in part, to the observed anti-CML activity of the leaf extract," Santu Bandyopadhyay of the department of Cancer Biology and Inflammatory Disorders at IICB, an institute under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, told IANS.

The research was based on a 2011 report in journal Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition).

According to the study, published this year in the Cancer Science journal - the official journal of the Japanese Cancer Association - HCH and its analogues not only induced killing of the cancerous CML cells but also led to the death of the drug-resistant cancer cells with minimal harm to normal human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC).

PBMC are blood cells that are an important component of the immune system.

CML is principally an adult disease with a yearly incidence of one in 100,000 in India. Men are affected more often than women. The slow-progressing blood and bone marrow disease usually occurs during or after the middle age, and rarely occurs in children.

The leukaemia cells can build up in the blood and bone marrow. So there is less room for healthy white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. When this happens, infection, anaemia or easy bleeding may occur.

So far, the drug imatinib has been used successfully to treat CML, but mutations have made the leukaemic cells unresponsive to the medicine.

None of the available approved drugs has been effective in dodging the responsible mutation - called T315I.

According to the report in Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition), the alcoholic extract of paan leaves causes the imatinib-resistant cells to undergo a self-destructive process called apoptosis.

The extract also shows activity against T315I mutation, the report said.

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Animals Made from Animal Names (Very Creative)


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NATURAL PAIN KILLERS with six more painkillers found in your kitchen


❥ 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). That’s great news because your back’s 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.

❥ 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 York ’s 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

❥ 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. That’s because oats don’t contain gluten, a trouble-making protein that triggers inflammation in many women, making endometriosis difficult to bear, explains Peter Green, M.D., professor of medicine at Colombia University

❥ 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 California ’s Stanford University . The salt in the mix naturally nixes inflammation, plus it’s 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

❥ Prevent digestive upsets with pineapple:
Got gas? One cup of fresh pineapple daily can cut painful bloating within 72 hours, say researchers at California ’s 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

❥ Relax painful muscles with peppermint:
Suffering from tight, sore muscles? Stubborn knots can hang around for months if they aren’t properly treated, says naturopath Mark Stengler, N.D., author of the book, The Natural Physician’s 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-the-counter painkillers, and cut the frequency of future flare-ups in half, says Stengler.

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Health benefits of Onions


Onions are very low in calories (just 40 calories per 100 g) and fats; however, rich in soluble dietary fiber.

Phyto-chemical compounds allium and Allyl disulphide in the onion convert to allicin by enzymatic reaction when its modified leaves are distorted (crushing, cutting, etc.). Studies have shown that these compounds have anti-mutagenic (protects from cancers) and anti-diabetic properties (helps lower blood sugar levels in diabetics).

Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells. Further, it also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal activities.
In addition, Allicin also decreases blood vessel stiffness by releasing nitric oxide (NO) and thereby bring a reduction in the total blood pressure. Further, it blocks platelet-clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels. Altogether, it helps decrease an overall risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD), and stroke.

Onions are rich source of chromium, the trace mineral that helps tissue cells respond appropriately to insulin levels in the blood. It thus helps facilitate insulin action and control sugar levels in diabetes.

They are an also good source of antioxidant flavonoid quercetin, which is found to have anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic functions.

They are also good in antioxidant vitamin, vitamin-C and mineral manganese. Manganese is required as a co-factor for anti-oxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. In addition, isothiocyanate anti-oxidants in them help provide relief from cold and flu by exerting anti-inflammatory actions.

Onions are also good in B-complex group of vitamins like pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folates and thiamin. Pyridoxine or vitamin B-6 helps keep up GABA levels in the brain, which works against neurotic conditions.

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DIET TIPS FOR HIGH URIC ACID PATIENTS


"If you reduce uric acid, at least in some patients, you may be able to reduce blood pressure," said Dr. Daniel Feig, associate professor of pediatrics-renal at BCM and chief of the pediatric hypertension clinics at Texas Children's Hospital. "This could be one way people develop hypertension and may allow us to develop new therapies." MayoClinic.com also reports that high uric acid is often a precursor to high blood pressure.

Uric acid builds up when the body makes too much of it or fails to excrete it. It is a waste product resulting from the metabolism of food. The level of uric acid in your blood can become elevated if your body produces too much or if it doesn't efficiently dispose of it. It is very important to keep your diet in check to avoid food that increases the Uric Acid content in the body.

Diet Tips for High Uric Acid Patients:

Lower fat intake as excess fat reduces normal excretion of uric acid.

Liberal fluid intake to keep the urine dilute.

Restriction or elimination of alcohol.

What to Avoid:

Shell fishes, red meat, mince meat, meat extracts, organ meats, fishes (sardine, roe, makeral).
Whole pulses (masur, rajmah, chana, chole, etc.). Other dals are allowed.
Vegetables and fruits - green peas, spinach, french beans, brinjal,cauliflower, mushroom, chickoo, custard apple.

Diet Rules:
Use less salt while cooking. Avoid adding salt while cooking rice or in chapatti dough.
Use adjuncts like tomato, vinegar, cocum, amchur, lime juice, curd, pepper powder to make the food cooked with less salt palatable.
Remove the salt shaker from the table.
Avoid salted nuts/ biscuits, papads, pickles, chutneys.
Avoid excess consumption of processed and preserved foods; eg. Bakery products
Caution - Do not overdo on salt substitutes as that might cause an electrolyte imbalance.

Recommended Foods:
Fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and other red-blue berries
Bananas
Celery
Tomatoes
Vegetables including cabbage and parsley
Foods high in bromelain (pineapple)
Foods high in vitamin C (red cabbage, red bell peppers, tangerines, mandarins, oranges, potatoes)
Low-fat dairy products
Complex carbohydrates (breads, cereals)
Chocolate, cocoa
Coffee, tea

Although Purines (organic compounds, which create uric acid breakdown in the body) are found in vegetable sources, they don't cause the same amount of uric acid buildup in the body that meat sources do. In fact, fresh fruits and vegetables reduce acid levels in the body and it is often advised to avoid red meats, organ meats and highly processed foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are encouraged so the patient can increase alkalinity in the blood.

Therefore, rather than attempting to find foods that are free of purines and uric acid, it’s important to know how to increase the body’s alkalinity, which naturally reduces the body’s acidity. Fresh, non-processed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are the way to go.

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