TOP 300 Freeware software!

13 01 2007


OpenOffice – office suite
PC Suite 602 – office suite
AbiWord – text editor
Atlantis Nova – text editor
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer – power point files viewer
Adobe Reader – pdf reader
Foxit PDF Reader – pdf reader
PDFCreator – create pdf documents
Doc Convertor – document convertor
Convert – unit convertor
Converber – unit convertor
Sunbird – calendar/organizer
EssentialPIM Free – calendar/organizer
PhraseExpress – speed up your writing
ATnotes – create notes on the desktop

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Diabetes: Cure?

6 01 2007

Diabetes breakthrough

Toronto scientists cure disease in mice

Tom Blackwell, National Post

Published: Friday, December 15, 2006

In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body’s nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease that affects millions of Canadians.

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What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

5 01 2007


Some foods have significantly more calories than others but what does the difference actually look like. Each of the photographs below represents 200 calories of the particular type of food; the images are sorted from low to high calorie density.

When you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter, you might think twice the next time you decide what to eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult needs to consume about 2000 – 2500 calories to maintain their weight. In other words, you have a fixed amount of calories to “spend” each day; based on the following pictures, which would you eat?

Pictures of 200 Calories of Various Foods

(After the page loads, you can click on thumbnails for full versions)

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86Rules of Boozing!

2 01 2007




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Sittting up Straight is BAD.

1 01 2007

It seems that sitting up straight, something many of us are taught from a very early age, is not good for your back, say researchers from Scotland and Canada. They found that sitting up straight strains your back unnecessarily. Ideally, you should lean slightly back, at an angle of about 135 degrees, they say.

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Empty-Stomach Brings Intelligence!

1 01 2007

Hunger makes the best sauce, goes the maxim. According to researchers at Yale Medical School, it may make quadratic equations and Kant’s categorical imperative go down easier too. The stimulation of hunger, the researchers announced in the March issue of Nature Neuroscience, causes mice to take in information more quickly, and to retain it better — basically, it makes them smarter. And that’s very likely to be true for humans as well.

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11 Common Misconceptions About Marijuana

31 12 2006

source: 11 Common Misconceptions About Marijuana

December 13th, 2006 by Drew

200612131513While conducting further research on marijuana use in the United States and its implications, I came across this little gem of misinformation on the Drug Free America Foundation’s website. It is a fine example of arrogantly scripted works of anti-marijuana propaganda. Of all the facts they present, only a select few cite sources in any way, and these facts tend largely to be red herrings, as I will explain below. I have conducted a line-by-line analysis of all of their marijuana “facts.” Note: everything that appears in bold font is a direct quote from the DFAF website.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about marijuana. Yes there is, and a lot of it is propagated by your web site. It should be approved as a medicine, it’s harmless, it should be legalized outright just like it is in some European countries and it’s all about a laid back and worry-free lifestyle. Unfortunately, this is about as realistic as they get throughout the course of this particular essay. Even more unfortunately, this is an attempt at sarcasm. Consider these facts and statistics and give marijuana use a little more thought. I would be much more likely to consider these “facts” if you provided sourced material, but like most anti-marijuana propaganda, there exists little factual material to support your arguments.

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