19 February 2010
17 February 2010
12 February 2010
Australia statisticians have created a formula that predicts the best time to propose to your partner.
The equation, developed by a team of researchers at the University of New South Wales's School of Mathematics and Statistics, employs the age at which the user starts looking for a long-term partner and the absolute oldest they want to be when they get married.
They believe each person's unique scent helps attract a partner who'll produce genetically stronger children.
Prof Rob Brooks, director of evolution and ecology at the University of NSW, studied subjects who sniffed the armpits of T-shirts worn by the opposite sex for several days.
Results showed people were usually attracted to the smell of someone with significantly different genes to their own.
Love by numbers
1. Choose the oldest age by which you want to get married, for example, 39. Call this 'n'.
2. Decide the earliest age at which you'll start to consider a potential spouse, for example, 20. This age becomes 'p'.
3. Subtract 'p' from 'n' (39 - 20), then multiply the result by 0.368. This equals 6.992.
4. Add this to your minimum age.
Result: 27 is your optimal proposal age.
State of the Nation Address by His Excellency JG Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa; Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town...Last night we all sat and watched the State of the Nation 2010 speech. It was very vague in most instances (with no measurable or time frames). At least when it came to education, poverty and housing there was more concrete information.
To read the whole speech click here
Send me your comments and feelings around this :)
11 February 2010
09 February 2010
I always saw the whole 'organic' thing as just another thing to make you pay more for basic food. And then on top of that you have to cut our meat (which we all know most South Africans will never do).
Then I was watching "The Power Within" the one morning and listened to the author, Larissa Green (how appropriate I know), explaining what makes her book different. Then she said it: "This book includes meats etc as going organic is not cutting everything out ...but making it work for you". Well that I can work with.
Larissa said: "The personal and global circumstances I found myself in made me become more aware of the way food affected myself and the environmental problems we are facing on the planet. I realised I had to start making changes in my lifestyle, especially health related dietary changes and that I had to give more consideration to the environmental implications of where my food came from or where the waste associated with it was going."
I think we all want to live healthier, protect the earth and all that goes with it - but what are we willing to give up. Well done Larissa for getting a middle-path and making healthy eating exciting again.
Go and visit her website and get a copy of her book ... you won't be sorry
After it was marked and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note to the teacher:
Dear Ms. Davis,
I want to be very clear on my child's illustration.
It is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint. I work at hardware store and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. This picture is of me selling a shovel.
08 February 2010
06 February 2010
Size: 2 m x 1,40m x 2,30m to sleep in comfort and security.
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Payment is made at terminals who will give clients an electronic key that can be purchased for 15 minutes or for as many hours as you need.