quarta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2013

Phonebloks - The next step


terça-feira, 22 de outubro de 2013


This winter, I need to train hard and smart but most of all, I need to stay motivated. As winter approaches it’s vital we have bags of motivation in store for the coming months. Without a clear vision of what we want to achieve and why, we may struggle to find the how.
When the sound of the alarm breaks your sleep on those dark, cold mornings – you need your goals to be the first thing to pop into your head. Your vision needs to get you moving before the excuses have time to catch up. Here are a few tips to share with you:


Who inspires you? Let yourself be inspired by others, watch what they do, how they do it and learn from them. There is only thing that differentiates you from anyone who you aspire to be or anything you aspire to achieve. It’s the simple fact that someone else made it happen. People the world over have proven time and time again that anything is possible. You have to be prepared to take risks, to make sacrifices and to work hard, but if you are, you can make anything happen. Be inspired by others and then shoot for the moon yourself.


Find someone working towards similar goals to share your journey with. Your training is physically and mentally demanding. You’ve got a tough job balancing it with your work, home and social life. Sharing your goals and experiences with positive people who believe in you and what you want to achieve is important. Sharing it with people who want to achieve similar things fosters a competitive, supportive environment and helps you achieve more. It also makes it more fun! Even if you live in the sticks, use twitter to see what other people are up to and connect with them. I’ve made some brilliant connections through Twitter that have now become friends and training partners.


The heart is the source for all motivation. There are many techniques for developing short and long-term motivation but as much as we can train the body, it comes from the heart. It’s by believing passionately in your goals and why they are important to you that you will succeed. This isn’t something that can be trained or learned, you’ve either got the motivation, and want it badly enough to overcome everything that stands in your way, or you don’t.


Training and especially winter training is about getting through The Grind. You know that stage where it stops being fun anymore? Where you are tired, bored and your sessions become a chore? That is when you have hit The Grind. Stay motivated and push through this phase, as it is here you make big leaps in progress, train your mind to endure the boredom and learn to dig deep. When I look back on my challenges, I remember how fun and adventurous it feels to cycle 200+ miles in 24 hours. I also remember the repetition, boredom and pain. Mile after mile of sitting in the saddle, enduring the wind and rain and digging deep. Get through The Grind, you’ll thank yourself later.


Rather embarrassingly, on the morning of my wedding I was getting dressed in a room full of photographers, makeup artists and bridesmaids. My cousin picked up my Ipod, found the playlist entitled ‘Cycling to Paris’ and set it to play. Oh dear. The first song to play was Simply The Best, Tina Turner. Everyone laughed and asked if this was the kind of rubbish I listen to whilst cycling to Paris. I explained that they needed to be patient as more classy tracks were on the list, such as? Don’t Stop Believing, Journey, and It’s My Life, Bon Jovi. Hmmm… Ok, maybe not classy but at 4am in the morning having cycled 80 miles through the night, slept for 1 hour on the ferry and with 120 miles to go before stopping, I need all the motivation I can get.
My point is, songs, quotes, films, youtube clips are motivating and they work, use them. A few favourite videos of mine are How Bad Do You Want It? and Rise and Shine. Check them out and remember...


- Howard Thurman

segunda-feira, 21 de outubro de 2013

10 Most Common Causes Of Death In The World

1- Ischaemic heart disease

2- Stroke and other cerebrovascular disease

3- Lower respiratory infections

4- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

5- Diarrhoeal diseases

6- AIDS 

7- Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers

8- Tuberculosis

9- Diabetes mellitus

10- Road traffic accidents

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10 Foods To Boost Your Testosterone Level

Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone , It play an important role in development of male reproductive organs and secondary characteristics , You cant be injected with testosterone without medical prescription but you can eat foods that enhance testosterone level in the blood , and this list contains 10 foods that can boost this level : 

1) Oysters: Protein, magnesium, lots of zinc

Along with increasing your physical endurance, oysters pack more zinc than almost any other food source just six gives you almost seven times the RDA and zinc plays a key role in muscle growth and testosterone levels.

2) Lean Beef: Protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, saturated fat

Few things have as positive an impact on testosterone levels as lean meats. Beef specifically offers the added benefit of high protein and zinc two nutrients key to optimizing testosterone and muscle-building potential in one source. And while you don’t want too much saturated fat in your diet, you require some to produce testosterone.

3) Beans: Protein, fiber, zinc

Beans are indeed the magical fruit. Beans pack a bigger shot of zinc than any other member of the veggie family; some (like baked beans) even rival the zinc content of red meat. Add that to a food that’s high in protein and fiber and low in fat, and you have a winning combo.

4) Poultry: Protein and little fat

High-protein diets have a positive impact on muscle mass and thus testosterone levels and high fat seems to have the opposite effect. So while chicken and turkey lack high zinc levels, their protein-to-fat ratios make them important to your diet.

5) Eggs: Protein and cholesterol

Testosterone is synthesized from cholesterol, and as such, food containing cholesterol is a good source of building blocks for testosterone. Eggs are a source of pure, unadulterated cholesterol, and one recent study showed that the excess cholesterol in eggs isn’t as harmful as previously thought.

6) Cottage Cheese: (1% Milk Fat)Protein with very little fat

One cup of 1% cottage cheese has more protein and less fat than a serving of lean beef or chicken. Have it as a snack or with a meal for testosterone-boosting potential.

7) Broccoli: Indole-3-carbinol, fiber

Elevated estrogen levels lead to fat accumulation and can interfere with muscle growth. In a clinical study, indole-3-carbinol cut the largely female hormone estradiol in half for men. Broccoli contains high levels of indoles, food compounds that help reduce bad estrogen.

8) Cabbage: Indole-3-carbinol, fiber

In addition to exhibiting the same estradiol-restricting properties as other cruciferous vegetables, cabbage is high in fiber. Fiber is great for controlling weight, as it prevents the consumption of fattier foods. Keeping weight down has an anti-estrogen impact.

9) Brussels Sprouts: Indole-3-carbinol, fiber

You should have listened to your mom: Brussels sprouts do help you grow up big and strong. Like the other vegetables on our list, these specifically target bad estrogen and pack just as much fiber.

10) Garlic: Allicin

In clinical studies, garlic’s active ingredient enhances testosterone levels and inhibits cortisol, a hormone that competes with testosterone, limiting its actions and breaking down muscle tissue.

domingo, 20 de outubro de 2013

10 Tricks To Get A Flat Belly

The 3PM Snack: It is one of the most important tricks that can help get a flat belly easily. No matter what, eat a protein snack like low fat cheese or protein bar around 3pm. This prevents the sugar levels from lowering down. If sugar is low, it lowers insulin also. Insulin in turn starts storing fat deposits. So, snacking at 3pm is important.

Ab Crunches To get a flat belly, you must try this trick. Ab crunches can easily help you burn fat deposits from the belly. You can also use an exercise ball for a weight loss workout!

Go Sugar-free If you want to get a flat belly, you need to follow this long lasting trick. Consuming less sugar helps increase glucagon which is known for converting fat into energy.

Chew Till 
It Softens It is another trick for weight loss. To burn fat deposits from the belly and flatten it, chew the food particles. This prevents bloating and also makes you feel fuller easily. This way you eat less which will lead to flat belly.

Dance Shaking
 your leg to some loud music can help you burn fat deposits from the body. It helps you get in shape and also increases heart beat rate and blood circulation which is good for the overall health.

Small Portions The amount of food you eat matters a lot. Eating small portions of food is the best trick to get in shape.

What You Eat Matters That's true! If you want to get a flat belly, you must not binge on fried foods and junk. Heat healthy and nutritious foods like boiled spinach, cucumber and tomato salad.

Hot Water With Lemon If you want to lose weight or just want to get rid of those belly fat, then drink hot water with lemon in it. It works wonders as it is the best detox drink. Apart from helping burn fat deposits from the body, it also detoxifies the body and cleanses it.

Avoid Beer Beer is your enemy. If you want to get a flat belly, stop drinking beer. Beer is one of the fattening drinks which is a major cause for belly fat!

Have Berries Blueberries is one of the most effective berries that can be consumed to get a flat belly naturally.


10 Tips To Boost Your Immunity

1. Mind the Fat

High-fat diets can make your immune system “less functional and more sluggish,” Simin Nikbin Meydani, the associate director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, at Tufts University, in Boston, said. 

In fact, a Tufts study compared the effects on immune function of a typical Western diet (containing 38 percent fat) to those of a cholesterol-lowering diet (28 percent fat) and discovered that the lower-fat diet enhanced the functioning of T lymphocytes (or T cells), which help ward off infections. 

Aim to get 25 to 30 percent of your total daily calories from fat, with most of those coming from monounsaturated fats (found in olive oil, avocados, and peanut butter) and polyunsaturated fats (think sunflower and corn oils, salmon, and walnuts). Limit saturated fats (such as those in whole milk, butter, and high-fat meats) and trans fats (which are listed on labels as partially hydrogenated oils).

2. Eat Plenty of Protein

The amino acids in protein are the building blocks of the cells in your immune system, and they help create protective white blood cells and antibodies. 

“These cells then block invading pathogens,” Meydani said. 

Women should consume approximately 50 grams of protein a day (about 60 to 75 grams a day during pregnancy) or get at least 10 to 15 percent of their daily calories from protein. Choose lean protein, such as fish, skinless poultry, eggs, beans, low-fat cuts of beef, or soy products.

3. Stay in Motion

According to several studies, moderate exercise (walking briskly, cycling, or swimming for 45 minutes, five times a week) has been shown to enhance your body’s defenses and even cut down sick days by up to 50 percent. 

Aerobic exercise enhances blood flow, and “the circulatory system is the route of transport for those cells that fight off infection,” David Katz, an internist and the director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, in Derby, Connecticut, said. But don’t assume that more exercise makes for superhuman bug resistance. Studies have revealed that prolonged, vigorous exercise (like running a marathon) can compromise immunity after the workout.

4. Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans

In a study conducted at Tufts University, researchers put slightly overweight adults with elevated cholesterol levels on a low-fat diet. After 12 weeks, the subjects had lost weight and lowered their cholesterol. More surprising, their T-cell function had noticeably improved. 

“And we’re not talking about drastic weight loss,” Meydani said. “Losing even a few pounds can yield an improvement in how well your immune cells function.” To drop a pound a week, each day aim to trim 250 calories from your diet and burn 250 calories through exercise.

5. Show Off Your Musical Talents

Research conducted at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, in Frankfurt, indicates that singing helps improve both a person’s mood and the levels of antibodies that protect from invading germs. 

Also, a study at Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon, found that when people played percussion instruments, like the drums, and sang along, they showed greater concentrations of these antibodies than did those who simply listened to music. This is an example of how something that is enjoyable is also good for you, Carl Charnetski,a professor of psychology at Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, said.

6. Pet Something Fluffy Strange but true

A study conducted at Wilkes University found that stroking a dog for 18 minutes led to a significant spike in secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA), which helps protect the body against germs trying to enter it. Again, chalk this up to the power of pleasure, Charnetski said, which triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that enhance immune function. That’s why it pays to pet your dog or cat (or your neighbor’s) as often as possible. 

If you’re not an animal lover, don’t worry. A study conducted at the University of Zurich revealed that touching a loved one in an affectionate way―rubbing each other’s shoulders or neck, say―has a similar effect. A simple act like that can help lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can hamper white blood cell function.

7. Get Three Colors in Every Meal

Fruits and vegetables in reds, oranges, yellows, and greens, are especially rich in carotenoids, which help immune cells surround and kill off a virus. They also contain antioxidants and vitamins A and C, which strengthen cells and help them defend against invading bacteria, Charles Stephensen, a research scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Western Human Nutrition Research Center, at the University of California, Davis, said. Aim for five to nine servings of produce a day, which is easier to do than you may think: Have at least one serving at each meal and two as snacks and―bingo―you’ve already reached five.

8. Eat Good Bacteria

"Studies on specific probiotic products have shown that their ‘good bacteria’ can help prevent or reduce the duration of some gastrointestinal, urogenital, and respiratory illnesses,” Gregor Reid, a scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute, in London, Canada, said. 

Probiotic foods or supplements can be found in foods that are easy to incorporate into your daily diet. Look for probiotic yogurts (such as Dannon Activia and DanActive), tempeh, fortified cheeses, and kefir drinks. Be sure to choose probiotic foods or supplements that contain proven strains, such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 or GG, L. casei Immunitas, and Bifidobacterium animalis DN 114 001; don’t rely just on the words PROBIOTIC or ACIDOPHILUS on the label.

9. Make Late Nights an Exception

Set aside ample time to get the restorative shut-eye that your body needs (most experts advise seven to nine hours a night). In a study conducted at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, women who were well rested had more active killer cells (white blood cells that attack germs) than did women who felt tired. To make sure you nod off quickly, keep your room cool, quiet, and dark. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and strenuous exercise at least three hours before bedtime.

10. Resolve to Really Relax

Carve out time for whatever helps you unwind―be it yoga, painting, or crossword puzzles―on a regular basis, and ideally every day. 

“That chronic, teeth-grinding kind of stress suppresses circulation of your immune cells, inhibits your body’s responses to invaders, and elevates levels of cortisol,” said Bruce McEwen, the director of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, at Rockefeller University, in New York City.


sábado, 19 de outubro de 2013

12 Natural Easy Ways to Wake Yourself Up Without Caffeine

1- Strike a pose. Yoga can be a natural energy booster. It unblocks energy along the spine, bringing life force back into your body through breath and movement. Certain poses can also help counter the effects of long periods of sitting. Vyda Bielkus, yoga instructor and founder of the Health Yoga Life studio in Boston, told us that , “As we sit throughout the day, the energy in the spine gets stuck and stagnant. So when we elongate the spine, it energizes the nervous system. That’s why the back bends are so invigorating.” Try a simple back bend with your hands on your lower back, open your chest, and inhale deeply. Another option—try the half-moon pose. You can find instructions on all types of yoga poses on You Tube. 

2- Get outside. Particularly if you work in an office, getting outside can wake up your brain. You’re moving your body, which helps, but you’re also getting a good dose of real sunshine, fresh air, and outdoor noises. The change of scenery will help break up the monotony of a sterile environment. If you can, take your work or your meeting outside.

3- Get moving. So many of us start to drag after sitting for an extended period of time. Take a walk around the block. Get up and do a few jumping jacks, head up and down the stairs, dance to your favorite song on your iPod, or play with a jump rope for a bit. Physical exercise gets your heart pumping and increases circulation to your brain, helping to make you more alert.

4- Sniff some oil. Essential oils like citrus, peppermint, or jasmine are known to help increase alertness. Keep some at your desk and when you start nodding off, rub some on your hands or temples—maybe a little even on your upper lip. You can also try a bit on a cotton ball placed behind your keyboard.

5- Phone a friend. Even five minutes talking to someone you care about can help bring you back to the world of the living. Call your best friend, a sibling, or your mom—just be sure you’re clear that you have only five minutes to prevent the call from taking over your day.

6- Bite an apple. Apples contain natural sugars to wake you up, but because of the fiber content, they move slowly through your body and won’t cause a crash later on. Plus, they’re easy to take with you wherever you might be.

7- Drink some water. Being even slightly dehydrated can make you feel tired. When was the last time you took a drink of some cool, clear water? Make it cold—that will help wake you up.

8- Put in your headphones. Uplifting, snappy music is one of the few things that can help get you going almost instantly. It can also put you in a better mood than you were before. Choose those songs you like best that get you dancing, and create a playlist called “wake up!”

9- Give your eyes a break. Long hours of staring at the computer screen causes eye fatigue. You may not be really tired—it may just be that your eyes are tired. Take a break at least once an hour to look away from the screen. Use your distance vision. Look out the window. If you don’t have a window, move to where you can look outside. A five-minute gaze at something else can help you feel more alert.

10- Do something new. Doing the same things over and over again can quickly make you tired and zoned out. Depending on your job, you may not be able to shake it up a lot, but usually we have some choices about what we do, when. If you’ve been working on one report for three hours, for instance, and you’re starting to drag, switch gears to something else for awhile. When you come back, you’ll be in a better state to tackle that bigger project again.

11- Laugh. Laughter wakes you up, plain and simple. Bring up some new jokes online, or watch some funny YouTube videos. Just give yourself a time limit—even five minutes of laughter can make a big difference in how you feel.

12- Lighten up. How many layers of clothing are you wearing? Sometimes when we get tired and our brains start to fog up, we don’t realize that we’re actually a little warm. If you still have a jacket, sweater, or wrap on, try taking it off—the cooler temperature on your arms and torso will likely help wake you up.


sexta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2013

10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence

Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed.

Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential.
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1. Dress Sharp
Although clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself. No one is more conscious of your physical appearance than you are. When you don’t look good, it changes the way you carry yourself and interact with other people. Use this to your advantage by taking care of your personal appearance. In most cases, significant improvements can be made by bathing and shaving frequently, wearing clean clothes, and being cognizant of the latest styles.

This doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot on clothes. One great rule to follow is “spend twice as much, buy half as much”. Rather than buying a bunch of cheap clothes, buy half as many select, high quality items. In long run this decreases spending because expensive clothes wear out less easily and stay in style longer than cheap clothes. Buying less also helps reduce the clutter in your closet.

2. Walk Faster
One of the easiest ways to tell how a person feels about herself is to examine her walk. Is it slow? tired? painful? Or is it energetic and purposeful? People with confidence walk quickly. They have places to go, people to see, and important work to do. Even if you aren’t in a hurry, you can increase your self confidence by putting some pep in your step. Walking 25% faster will make to you look and feel more important.

3. Good Posture
Similarly, the way a person carries herself tells a story. People with slumped shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self confidence. They aren’t enthusiastic about what they’re doing and they don’t consider themselves important. By practicing good posture, you’ll automatically feel more confident. Stand up straight, keep your head up, and make eye contact. You’ll make a positive impression on others and instantly feel more alert and empowered.

4. Personal Commercial
One of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. Unfortunately, opportunities to listen to a great speaker are few and far between. You can fill this need by creating a personal commercial. Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals. Then recite it in front of the mirror aloud (or inside your head if you prefer) whenever you need a confidence boost.

5. Gratitude
When you focus too much on what you want, the mind creates reasons why you can’t have it. This leads you to dwell on your weaknesses. The best way to avoid this is consciously focusing on gratitude. Set aside time each day to mentally list everything you have to be grateful for. Recall your past successes, unique skills, loving relationships, and positive momentum. You’ll be amazed how much you have going for you and motivated to take that next step towards success.

6. Compliment other people
When we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling on to others in the form of insults and gossip. To break this cycle of negativity, get in the habit of praising other people. Refuse to engage in backstabbing gossip and make an effort to compliment those around you. In the process, you’ll become well liked and build self confidence. By looking for the best in others, you indirectly bring out the best in yourself.

7. Sit in the front row

In schools, offices, and public assemblies around the world, people constantly strive to sit at the back of the room. Most people prefer the back because they’re afraid of being noticed. This reflects a lack of self confidence. By deciding to sit in the front row, you can get over this irrational fear and build your self confidence. You’ll also be more visible to the important people talking from the front of the room.

8. Speak up
During group discussions many people never speak up because they’re afraid that people will judge them for saying something stupid. This fear isn’t really justified. Generally, people are much more accepting than we imagine. In fact most people are dealing with the exact same fears. By making an effort to speak up at least once in every group discussion, you’ll become a better public speaker, more confident in your own thoughts, and recognized as a leader by your peers.

9. Work out
Along the same lines as personal appearance, physical fitness has a huge effect on self confidence. If you’re out of shape, you’ll feel insecure, unattractive, and less energetic. By working out, you improve your physcial appearance, energize yourself, and accomplish something positive. Having the discipline to work out not only makes you feel better, it creates positive momentum that you can build on the rest of the day.

10. Focus on contribution
Too often we get caught up in our own desires. We focus too much on ourselves and not enough on the needs of other people. If you stop thinking about yourself and concentrate on the contribution you’re making to the rest of the world, you won’t worry as much about you own flaws. This will increase self confidence and allow you to contribute with maximum efficiency. The more you contribute to the world the more you’ll be rewarded with personal success and recognition.



1. Liposuction
Liposuction is the removal of fat deposits using a tube inserted beneath the skin; fat is then sucked out using a vacuum-like device. The procedure is often performed on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and upper arms. Of the 323,605 liposuctions performed in 2005, 89 percent of the patients were women. Recovery times range from one to four weeks, but it may take up to six months for all the swelling to go down. This procedure will suck about $2,300 out of your wallet.

2. Rhinoplasty
Commonly called a nose job, rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the nose to make it bigger or smaller, to narrow the span of the nostrils, or to change the angle between the nose and upper lip. Rhinoplasty is popular with men and women -- of the 298,413 rhinoplasty procedures done in 2005, 67 percent were performed on women. People typically need one to three weeks to recover, but they are advised to avoid bumping their noses or getting them sunburned for eight weeks. Rhinoplasty will run about $3,500 for physician's fees.

3- Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty, is the enlarging of a woman's breasts using saline- or silicone-filled implants. There were 291,350 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2005, making this the top cosmetic surgery procedure among women. The surgery requires only a few days of recovery time, although the ASPS recommends there be no physical contact with the breasts for three to four weeks. Physician's fees for breast augmentation average $3,400.
It makes sense that liposuction and breast enlargement would be at the top of a list of most common plastic surgeries. Read on to find out about other procedures like eyelid surgery and the face lift.

4. Eyelid surgery
In eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, drooping upper eyelids and bags below the eyes are corrected by removing extra fat, muscle, and skin. Women improve their peepers far more often than men -- of the 230,697 blepharoplasty procedures performed in 2005, 86 percent of patients were women. Patients need a week to ten days to recover, but those who wear contacts need two weeks or more before they wear their corrective lenses. Although the procedure doesn't improve your sight, your eyes will look better as you write the $2,500 check for physician's fees.

5. Tummy tuck
Beer guts may be more associated with men, but women by far get more abdominoplasty procedures. The abdomen is flattened during the surgery when extra fat and skin are removed and abdominal muscles are tightened. In 2005, plastic surgeons performed 134,746 tummy tucks -- 96 percent of them on women. Patients need two to six weeks of recovery time, but the wallet will probably need longer to replenish the $4,400 in physician's fees.

6. Face-lift
Is anything actually being raised? Not really, but excess fat is removed and muscles are tightened before the skin is redraped. Besides, face-lift is easier to say than rhytidectomy, the medical name of the procedure. No matter what you call it, a face-lift results in tighter skin on the face and neck. Of the 108,955 face-lifts performed in 2005, women received 90 percent of them. It takes ten days to three weeks to recover, but sun exposure must be limited for several months. Your face will be tighter, but you won't smile when you see the average bill of $4,500 for physician's fees.

7. Breast lift
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed on women who want to raise and reshape their sagging breasts. The procedure removes extra skin and repositions the remaining tissue and nipples. In 2005, surgeons performed 92,740 breast lifts at an average cost of $3,600. Recovery can take a week to a month.

8. Dermabrasion
Although it sounds like a medieval torture tactic, 69,359 people received dermabrasion in 2005. With dermabrasion, wrinkles and facial blemishes are literally rubbed out as a surgeon uses a high-speed, rotating tool to scrape away the top layers of skin, leaving softer, newer layers. Women make up 88 percent of dermabrasion patients. Recovery time is typically two to six weeks, but the face may have a red tint for three months. The actual procedure will leave you a little red in the face, but the cost won't. Physician's fees average $875.
Everyone has heard of tummy tucks and face lifts. Read on to find out more about unusual surgeries such as ear surgery and hair transplantation.

9. Forehead lift
This procedure straightens out lines and droops by removing tissue and tightening the skin and forehead muscles. Getting over this procedure will take you one to three weeks or more, but you will have to stay out of the sun for several months. Women received 87 percent of the 55,518 forehead lifts in 2005. Physician's fees will set you back about $2,400.

10. Hair transplantation
Finally, men have an insecurity they can own! If things are a little too bare on top, a surgeon can reduce the amount of scalp you have or insert clusters of hair (plugs) right into the noggin. Depending on the technique used, several visits to the surgeon over 18 months may be required to restore your mane to its former glory. Men were the recipients of 83 percent of the 47,462 hair transplants in 2005. You'll have more hair, but you may not have much money left for hair gel or mousse after shelling out $4,750 in physician's fees.


10 Signs You May Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder also named (GAD) is a disorder characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry about everyday things that is disproportionate to the actual source of worry. For diagnosis of this disorder, symptoms must last at least six months.
  • Constant worrying or obsession about small or large concerns

  • Restlessness and feeling keyed up or on edge

  • Fatigue

  • Difficulty concentrating or your mind "going blank"

  • Irritability

  • Muscle tension or muscle aches

  • Trembling, feeling twitchy or being easily startled

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Sweating, nausea or diarrhea

  • Shortness of breath or rapid heartbeat