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Get A New Body In 2012…

If you didn’t already know, most of the cells in your body will regenerate themselves within the next 12 months, which means you’ll have a brand new body – literally…

Though you can’t see it happening, every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin. So just in the time it took you to read this far, you’ve probably lost about 20,000 cells.

That’s almost 9 pounds (4 kilograms) of cells every year! But don’t think your skin might wear out someday. Your epidermis is always making new skin cells that rise to the top to replace the old ones. Most of the cells in your epidermis (95%) work to make new skin cells.

The question is – which (new) body do you want?

New Year, New Body, New Year's Resolutions

Given the choice, which one would you prefer?

Here’s the thing – you have the choice… Click on the image to see how you can have a great ‘new body’ in 2012!

Deciding or NOT deciding are both decisions. One gets you the body you want, the other well…


US Debt Clock

Just in case you think your personal finances are in bad shape, have a look at the US DEBT CLOCK. This is why the global markets are in turmoil and governments struggling under the debt load.


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Antimimeticisomorphism: Bicycle Or Stairmaster?

As part of the antimimeticisomorphism series, I am constantly looking for fresh new ideas. Today’s video is a bike or stairmaster – you decide!


Take time to appreciate the view

Today’s image is spectacular… Every once in a while, it’s worth taking a break just to admire the view… Even though it may not always be this magnificent!

Mountain Taking A Rest


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The funny pictures?

The motivational and inspiration stories?

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Pressure At Work?

This is a classic motivational story worth sharing…

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tyre made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one-ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.

On arriving he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked towards the front door, he paused briefly at a tree, touching the tips of the tree. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.

His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

Problem Worry TreeOh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied. “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children.

So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.

“Funny thing is,” he smiled, “when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”


Antimimeticisomorphism: Spray on clothing?

What I like about this series is that there is always something fresh, new and exciting to share with you – like today’s video – spray on clothing… Yep! Believe it.


Dr Malcolm Simons – Makes The Cover Of Chinese Journal Of Cancer

A friend of mine just made the cover of the Chinese Journal Of Cancer Dr Malcom Simons. I’ve blogged about his inspirational perspective several times on this and other blogs.

The cover portrait entitled, “Dr DNA”, is of Professor Malcolm James Simons. Born in 1939 in New Zealand, Simons was Director of the WHO Immunology Research & Training Centre, University of Singapore, from 1970 to 1976, during which time he established an HLA genetic laboratory for Chinese, Malays, and Indians and discovered HLA genetic associations with diseases including nasopharyngeal carcinoma and hepatitis B-associated hepatocyte carcinoma.

Perhaps best known as the inventor of the 1989/90 “junk DNA” patents that found diagnostic value for genome-wide association studies in non-coding DNA, Simons created another suite of far-reaching patents on single chromosome analysis of linear DNA and of epigenetic haplotypes starting in 2005.

In 1979, Simons and his life-long colleague, Brian Tait, were the first foreigners to conduct an HLA and NPC Workshop in China at the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. In 2010, now a visiting professor in the same university, Simons is bringing a lifetime of experience to HLA and whole-genome data analysis of NPC that he expects will reveal hitherto-unrecognised genetic characteristics.

Simons is eight years out from a diagnosis of the currently incurable cancer multiple myeloma. During this time, he has continued working throughout his various treatments. As befits an indomitable spirit with a formidable focus, Simons has been even more productive, using the cancer as a means of reevaluating his life, researching, and developing another biotechnology company.

The cover portrait, created by Ann Abrahmsen, an artist and Simons’ wife, shows him serene yet slightly quizzical, surrounded by a sea of DNA printouts, his hands at rest, and his contribution to the work complete. To read his latest editorial and related manuscripts in this issue of the Chinese Journal of Cancer, please see pages 79-123.


823 Reasons to enjoy yourself this January

Every 823 years, there is a month with 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays and guess what? This January, 2011 is it!

This is the universe’s way of saying “TAKE THE TIME TO ENJOY YOURSELF, I’m giving you an extra weekend!”

Make the most (or least) of it!


New Year, New Destiny

New Year New DestinyToday’s blog post was sent to me by Toni Fitzgerald of Purpose Marketing. It’s an inspirational and motivational message that is worth sharing. Download it now and share it with friends and family! If you come across anything like this, please share it with me. I have thousands of blog readers and subscribers who love to get access to stuff like this!

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