We are used to the Evian ‘Baby Ads’ by now, but this one has a new angle. I like it!!
We are used to the Evian ‘Baby Ads’ by now, but this one has a new angle. I like it!!
A former forensic artist for the San Jose police department met with a number of people and asked each to describe the way they look. He had no way of seeing them as he was behind a curtain. He prompted them to detail everything: hair length, facial structure, their most prominent features. He then sketched each participant from their self-description.
Each person was asked before the study to get to know one of the other participants. The forensic artist then prompted each person to describe the other’s face.
At the end of the video, the artist reveals the two sketches he did — one from the participant itself, one from the person who described them. The differences are remarkable.
I don’t want to ruin the effect for you, so I’ll leave you with this comment from Dove posted below the video:
“Women are their own worst beauty critics,” Dove says. “Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful … we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.”
What do you make of the video? Let us know.
Even though my last post was about foods which are bad for you and all of these foods are much worse for you….I couldn’t resist! You can cook a lil cake in the microwave!!
1. Instant Blueberry Muffins
Get the recipe from Spark Recipes here
2. Cinnamon Roll in a Mug
Here’s the recipe
3. Banana Bread in a Mug
This recipe comes from Pass The Sushi
4. Mac and Cheese in a Mug
Easy recipe here
5. Coffee Cup Chilaquiles
6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Looks amazing – recipe
7. Nutella Mug Cake
O-M-G. Get the recipe from Live, Love, Pasta.
8. Meatloaf in a Mug
Yes, you can even make meatloaf. Find the recipe here.
9. Cheescake in a Mug
Find the recipe here.
and the last one:
10. Cookie in a Mug
Top your hot cookie with ice cream and then serve. Get the recipe from No.2 Pencil.
The following list contains things that I would eat on a regular basis as I thought it was the ‘Healthy‘ option. Now…..not so much!!
AAAAAAAAHHH……These are my go to food when I’m feeling a bit peckish when in work or when I’m waiting for my dinner to cook! They used to be thought of as the ultimate diet food during the ‘low-fat/no-fat craze’ of the late 80′s and 90′s, but don’t be fooled by their tomfoolery. Rice cakes can have a glycemic index rating as high as 91 (pure glucose has a rating of 100), making it the kind of carb that will set your blood sugars in a spin. This means that they are bad for weight loss and for your health.
Fat-free salad dressings are a perfect example of good food gone bad. Salad dressing is a great combination of vinegar (which helps control your blood sugars) and plant oils (which are full of essential fatty acids and sometimes antioxidants). Unfortunately the irrational fear of fats has forced food companies to mess around with this perfect blend. The result -> fat-free salad dressings which have introduced sugar and high fructose corn syrup, un-pronounceable emulsifying agents, and other food science secrets which make the unnatural seem natural.
Seitan, originally from Asia, is a meat substitute for vegetarian dishes. Unlike many other meat substitutes, it is not soy derived but made entirely of wheat gluten. Wheat gluten is a highly allergenic protein that is naturally found only in small amounts in wheat-based products. There’s no research linking seitan to an increased likelihood of gluten allergies or intolerances, but it is thought that eating a lot of this allergenic protein may trigger development of a more severe gluten allergy or intolerance.
This doesn’t even look nice to eat! The risk/benefit ratio of eating fish typically falls in favour of omega-3 fats and their incredible health effects. Shark is one of the exceptions. Despite having an omega-3 fat content similar to tuna (high), shark contains almost three times the amount of mercury (and they warn you to limit your intake of Tuna so this must be ALOT).
Salmon is your best bet for maximizing omega-3 fats while minimizing mercury levels.
My personal weakness. Unfortunately this rules out (pretty much everything) a majority of the carbohydrates found in your supermarket. Refined and re-fortified grains are grain-based foods like certain breakfast cereals, pastas, and rice products that have been refined such that the naturally occurring fiber, vitamins, and minerals have been removed. Companies then replace the fibre and synthetic versions of the vitamins and minerals. Sometimes (sneaky sneaker-sons) they put everything back in naturally occurring ratios so that they can still claim the food contains ‘whole grains’. Suggestion: Just eat the real unfortified stuff in the first place.
If you adhere to only one thing on this list, it should be to stop drinking sugar-sweetened drinks. The empty calories help fill out your waistline without offering any sense of fullness. Drinking sugary beverages also promotes disturbances in your body’s inflammatory balance, making it harder to recover from exercise and increasing your risk of numerous chronic diseases.
Can anything be as good as Gangam Style - What do you think???
I’m not the biggest fan of tattoos but maybe at some stage in my life I’ll feel the need (for some meaningful reason) to get one.
I LOVE my dog but I really don’t think that I’ll be getting her face on any part of my body any time soon.
Here are some people (and their dogs) who think differently
Original Source: Cute Dog Pix
Now all you manly men can finally experience a masculine smelling bar of soap………introducing Old Spice bar soap!
With more than 40 percent of guys being loyal bar soap users, Old Spice has their backs (and all other bits) when it comes to manly scented shower accoutrements. It’s available in the brand’s three most popular scents: fantastic ‘Fiji’, the athletic ‘Pure Sport’ and the seductive scent of ‘Swagger’.
Wieden+Kennedy Portland are launching the bar soap in true Old Spice fashion: with a new ad campaign that brings back the classic soap commercial and demonstrates how guys can wash their body the manly way, with manly scented bar soap to the tune of an extremely manly, yet incredibly informative jingle
The couple’s taped memory of their big day is a combination of slow-mo shots and montage-style videography, teamed up with a FAB hip-hop soundtrack.
I found this article by Jeff Haden and thought it was pretty cool.
“They’re small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone’s day. Including yours.”
Do you want to make a difference in someone you know’s life? These are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about:
“Here’s what I’m thinking.”
You’re in charge, but that doesn’t mean you’re smarter or more insightful than everyone else. Back up your statements and decisions, give reasons and justify with logic, not with position or authority.
Though taking the time to explain your decisions opens those decisions up to discussion or criticism, it also opens up your decisions to improvement.
Authority can make you “right,” but collaboration makes everyone right – and makes everyone pull together.
“I was wrong.”
I once came up with what I thought was an awesome plan to improve overall productivity by moving a crew to a different shift on an open production line. The inconvenience to the crew was considerable, but the payoff seemed worth it. On paper, it was perfect - In practice, it wasn’t.
A few weeks later, I met with the crew and said, “I know you didn’t think this would work, and you were right. I was wrong. Let’s move you back to your original shift.”
Later one employee said, “I didn’t really know you, but the fact you were willing to admit you were wrong told me everything I needed to know.”
When you’re wrong, say you’re wrong. You won’t lose respect – you’ll gain it.
“That was awesome.”
No one gets enough praise. No one. Pick someone–pick anyone–who does or did something well and say, “Wow, that was great how you…”
And feel free to go back in time. Saying “Earlier, I was thinking about how you handled that employee issue last month…” can make just as positive an impact today as it would have then. (It could even make a bigger impact, because it shows you still remember what happened last month, and you still think about it.)
Praise is a gift that costs the giver nothing but is priceless to the recipient. Start praising. The people around you will love you for it–and you’ll like yourself a little better, too.
Think about a time you gave a gift and the recipient seemed uncomfortable or awkward. Their reaction took away a little of the fun for you, right?
The same thing can happen when you are thanked or complimented or praised. Don’t spoil the moment or the fun for the other person. The spotlight may make you feel uneasy or insecure, but all you have to do is make eye contact and say, “Thank you.” Or make eye contact and say, “You’re welcome. I was glad to do it.”
Don’t let thanks, congratulations, or praise be all about you. Make it about the other person, too.
“Can you help me?”
When you need help, regardless of the type of help you need or the person you need it from, just say, sincerely and humbly, “Can you help me?”
I promise you’ll get help. And in the process you’ll show vulnerability, respect, and a willingness to listen–which, by the way, are all qualities of a great leader.
And are all qualities of a great friend.
We all make mistakes, so we all have things we need to apologize for: words, actions, omissions, failing to step up, step in, show support…
Say you’re sorry.
But never follow an apology with a disclaimer like “But I was really mad, because…” or “But I did think you were…” or any statement that in any way places even the smallest amount of blame back on the other person.
Say you’re sorry, say why you’re sorry, and take all the blame. No less. No more.
Then you both get to make the freshest of fresh starts.
“Can you show me?”
Advice is temporary; knowledge is forever. Knowing what to do helps, but knowing how or why to do it means everything.
When you ask to be taught or shown, several things happen: You implicitly show you respect the person giving the advice; you show you trust his or her experience, skill, and insight; and you get to better assess the value of the advice.
Don’t just ask for input. Ask to be taught or trained or shown.
Then you both win.
“Let me give you a hand.”
Many people see asking for help as a sign of weakness. So, many people hesitate to ask for help.
But everyone needs help.
Don’t just say, “Is there anything I can help you with?” Most people will give you a version of the reflexive “No, I’m just looking” reply to sales clerks and say, “No, I’m all right.”
Be specific. Find something you can help with. Say “I’ve got a few minutes. Can I help you finish that?” Offer in a way that feels collaborative, not patronizing or gratuitous. Model the behavior you want your employees to display.
Then actually roll up your sleeves and help.
“I love you.”
No, not at work, but everywhere you mean it–and every time you feel it.
Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing. If you’re upset, frustrated, or angry, stay quiet. You may think venting will make you feel better, but it never does.
That’s especially true where your employees are concerned. Results come and go, but feelings are forever. Criticize an employee in a group setting and it will seem like he eventually got over it, but inside, he never will.
Before you speak, spend more time considering how employees will think and feel than you do evaluating whether the decision makes objective sense. You can easily recover from a mistake made because of faulty data or inaccurate projections.
You’ll never recover from the damage you inflict on an employee’s self-esteem.
Be quiet until you know exactly what to say–and exactly what affect your words will have.
Source: 10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day, Jeff Haden; http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-things-extraordinary-people-say-every-day.html?comid=96075&sf11444664=1
Twenty Great Stunts in 1 Minute
Check out this video of the amazing tricks this dog can do: