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Hair loss and going bald is one of the scariest worries men have. The strands of hair found on the pillow and the small patches of hair that continue to fall out can be a source of anxiety for many men. But the loss of hair and going bald doesn't need to be that bad. It turns out that baldness has its own advantages. So instead of focusing on the negatives, educate yourselves about the pros of going bald.

1. You have a lower risk of cancer

A study researching prostate cancer found that men who started to lose their hair at a young age had 45% less chance of getting prostate cancer than men with a full head of hair. The study found that long-term exposure to large quantities of testosterone, which is one of the causes for male baldness, can slow down the development of tumors in the body, in direct contrast to the previous belief that testosterone actually encourages the development of cancerous growths.

2. You have a more efficient metabolism

Despite the negative effect on the scalp, high levels of testosterone in the male body have a positive influence - they boost the metabolism process and help the body get in shape, maintain a healthy weight and develop bodily muscles. Studies have also shown that men with a high level of testosterone have a lower concentration of fat in the face, which may contribute to a stronger, more sculpted face.

3. You're seen as more masculine

Another study researching the effects of male baldness asked hundreds of young men and women to voice an opinion on photos of men with full hair and then give their opinion of the same men whose hair was digitally removed from the photos. The men presented were seen as stronger, more assertive and even taller in the photos where they were shown as bald. The study even suggested an explanation of the phenomenon - a bald scalp is seen by many as associated with more "manly" professions, such as soldiers, cops and fire fighters.

4. You save time and money

Shampoo, conditioner, combs, brushes, creams and the hair dresser - we may not notice, but these expenses add up. Men who are bald aren't required to spend money on grooming their hair. Another great advantage is saving TIME - you won't need to style your hair.

5. You look great in any hat

That's right, no hat hair for you. Bald men can make any hat look good. Add a pair of neat looking sunglasses and you look like a million bucks every time you leave the house. Try any hat you want, a baseball cap, a fedora - you can even bring top hats back in style! They all look great on you.

6. You have an advantage in business dealings

Bald men are seen by many as having better leadership potential, as more assertive and more powerful. These impressions give them an edge in the business world. That said, studies show that men whose hair is falling out and do not shave their heads are actually seen as weak and insecure. That is why experts recommend that men who are losing their hair bite the bullet and completely shave their head.

Some experts also mention that some of the strongest and most influential leaders of all time lost their hair, including Winston Churchill, Vladimir Lenin, Mahatma Gandhi and Vladimir Putin.

7. You don't have to face the worst male worry

According to leading psychologists, the fear of going bald is one of the worst fears men have. Thinking about it all the time can be very exhausting and debilitating. Many men consult with skin specialists, pay fortunes every month for all sorts of medicine and even count the number of hairs falling out daily. If you've already said goodbye to your hair, you've probably already realized it's not that bad, and you are no longer accompanied by this daily fear.

8. You don't age

Men who are bald may look older - at first. But as time goes by, they have no hair to turn grey or hair to lose, so other than a few wrinkles, they keep looking the same age as they always have. Take Patrick Stewart or Bruce Willis, for example, both bald men who have looked the same age for decades!

However, If you're not quite ready to give up your head of hair.

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There was a farmer who grew watermelons. He was doing pretty well, but he was disturbed by some local kids who would sneak into his watermelon patch at night and eat his watermelons.

After some careful thought, he came up with a clever idea that he thought would scare the kids away for sure. He made up a sign and posted it in the field. The next night, the kids showed up and they saw the sign which read, "Warning! One of the watermelons in this field has been injected with cyanide."

The kids ran off, made up their own sign and posted it next to the farmer's.

When the farmer returned, he surveyed the field. He noticed that no watermelons were missing, but the sign next to his read: "Now there are two!"
Lesson: Lies can exploit the situation further. Make truthful decisions.

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Progress means the increase in happiness as a symbiotic being in the Biosphere. It is ultimately in the quality of automatic understanding as the main feature of living. It is a characteristic, where the winds, breezes, the flora and fauna automatically create emotional understanding. Breathing ultimately must mean the internal hormonal embedment of happiness. The troposphere is actually communication waves that tie emotionally one’s internal hormonal communication with, mother earth making one part of our planet.

Imagine our relationships, with our fellow human beings and also the remaining flora and fauna and the geography consisting of mountains, hills, valleys, plains, the rivers, lakes, winds, breezes, rains, mist, snow, dunes…

Can you prevent yourself from happily dancing and singing or at least tuning in lush nature, when arts gush out of you? The gushing art is your health. You do not need any antibiotics. The bacteria in you also help you in your subsumation in the lush nature.

Today in the name of development, we kill the local biospheres. We do not directly kill our fellow human beings but uproot them from their macro bodies. All other organisms get eliminated or just kept for use as economic resources only and not as vital parts of our emotional existence.

When you take the initiative, study the Biosphere of a place and do everything to enable nature to build the biosphere naturally, then you begin feeling real happiness. What you need is emotional intelligence and not techno-logic or the logic of the feelings-less machines.

Lush nature only can bring real happiness.
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Like many other people, I enjoy entering a room that is filled with a tantalizing citrus scent or the fresh smell of pines. I used to spend a lot of money on room fresheners and perfumers, scented candles, and the s, but I’ve been reading about all the poisons they contain and realized that a pleasant odor is not worth my, and my family’s, health. Some of the chemicals in these aerosols have been linked to the onset of asthma and allergies.

How then, did people make their homes smell nice before the invention of air fresheners? The answer is a natural one: If you’ve ever baked bread at home, you remember the incredible aroma that spreads through the house. When you mow the lawn, there’s a delightful smell of cut grass that lingers in the yard.

So how do you enjoy a lovely smelling home for more than a couple of hours? By simmering certain combinations of fresh fruits, spices, and herbs.

What you’ll need: Fruits (citrus has the longest-lasting effect), herbs of your choice, fresh pine boughs, extracts, spices.

The basics:

To get the scents you want out of your choice of ingredients, you will need to combine them all and heat them up - this article will show you a few ways to do that.

1. Stove top: This is the most efficient way to prepare and activate the scents. All you need to do is combine the ingredients in a pot, cover them with water, bring it to a boil and then lower the heat and let the mixture simmer. Make sure to watch the pot from time to time – if the water evaporates, your ingredients will burn, which doesn’t smell so nice..

2. Slow cooker: Toss the ingredients into a small slow cooker and let it work its magic. It will keep your home smelling wonderfully for hours. Keep the cooker on low heat, and watch it from time to time to make sure that the water does not evaporate.

3. Candle/teapot warmer: This method works for smaller rooms, giving off a subtle scent. (If you use extracts, you can get a stronger effect)


*These are just suggestions, feel free to experiment with your own combinations.

1. Oranges / Cinnamon / Cloves: A powerful combination that keeps the house smelling fall time. You can also add allspice and anise if you'd . This combo can be reused for several days.

1 orange
2 cinnamon sticks / 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon whole cloves
1 anise star (optional)
½ tablespoon allspice (optional)

2.. Lemon / Rosemary / Vanilla: Combine fresh oranges and rosemary with a few drops of vanilla extract to gain a powerful, fresh smell that will fill the house.

3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
2 lemons
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3. Lime / Thyme / Mint / Vanilla: Another fresh combination that makes your house smell summer days. The mint and lime keep the smell fresh and the vanilla adds a sweetness that relaxes and delights.

3 limes
3 sprigs fresh thyme
½ teaspoon mint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4. Orange / Ginger / Almond: These are scents of the Far East. You can use fresh or powdered ginger, and use almond extract for added nutty aroma.

1 orange (or peels from 2 oranges)
Ginger root, sliced / 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
½ teaspoon almond extract

5. Pine or Cedar / Bay leaves / Nutmeg: The small aromatic twigs will make your home smell a forest, and grating some nutmeg will make the combination feel a nature stroll.

Handful of twigs (pine or cedar)
4 bay leaves
1 nutmeg (grate the outer layer into mixture)

Final piece of advice: Uncooked mixtures can be sealed in jars and kept in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You can also freeze the mixture for even later use.
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Marriage is tough on both men and women, and living with another person for years in the same house while facing the challenges of raising children, financing your life, working and dealing with health problems is never easy.
So if you want a rock solid marriage, one that will go the long haul - Read these words of advice carefully, and write them on your heart!

1. Do it by surprise from time to time, leave love notes around the house.

2.Work as a team.
3. Say i love you to one another everyday.

4. Give a hug or kiss everyday

5. Do not withhold sex unless its a mutual consent or special circumstances!

6. At least one date night once a week, and go over and beyond to make it special

7. Become each others best friend

8. Let no one get involved with your marital affairs includes parents, in laws and friends!

9. Exercise and work out together
10. Put your children first, then your marriage, then your extended family, then everything else in thats order.

11. Become transparent with one another.

12. Set boundaries for your marriage. It's important that you both know what you can and cannot do.

13. Lay aside your pride and ego – the winner of the argument is usually the loser!

14. Make his or her favorite meal. 
15. Do things your spouse loves without you basing it on their performance.

16. Don't go tit for tat. Learn to let go.

17. Don't let the sun go down while you angry – another words try to resolve the issue asap

18. Fellowship, and get around other happily married couples

19. Plan and surprise your spouse with a romantic vacations as your budget allows

20. Live a healthy lifestyle
21. Look into his or her eyes, touch their face and give thanks for him or her who puts up with you during the good and bad times

22. Don't lie to each other. A hard truth is always better then an easy lie

23. Ask your mate if their are any needs going unmet.

24. Spend some type of quality time with your spouse

25. Invest in your marriage – do a marriage retreat at least 2x a year

26. Read books together and discuss God's plan for marriage.

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27. Renew your vows – remember your promise to your spouse at the alter – for better or worse in sickness and in health.

28. Be ready to make many sacrifices – things you may not feel like doing – but do them anyway

29. Be ready to make many compromises.

30. Listen to your spouse's guidance.

31. Ask your mate for areas where they can improve in.

32. Hear one another out.

33. Try to resolve problems and issues when your both calm.

34. Instead of trying to be right look for the solution that brings peace.

35. Do not use sarcasm.

36. Tell your spouse you can't live without them.

37. If you know you did wrong, be ready to make things right.

38. Be ready to apologize and be ready to forgive when the situation arises.

39. Fight for your marriage!

40. Don't focus on your spouse weakness but focus on their strengths.

41. Keep good company around you and your ,you want people who can encourage and uplift you!

42. Husbands help out around the house – remember that your wife is a helpmate but that doesnt mean she does everything.

43. Wives encourage your husband give them praise, it strengthens them.

44. Find out your strengths and weaknesses and be ready to help one another with where you are weak.

45. Support one anothers goals and dreams.

46. Always consult one another when making big decisions

47. Give many compliments to one another

48. Understand the grass is not greener , you just have to water your lawn more

49. Don't compare your marriage with someone else's – you dont know whats goign on behind closed doors

50. Watch what you take into your spirit. Today's reality shows, our society's view, and what you see on tv are not good examples for marriage.

51. Never embarass your spouse in public – deal with your issues in private

52. Wives spend time encouraging him and supporting him and their is nothing you won't happily get.
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53. Do not verbally abuse your spouse.

54. Do not physically abuse your spouse.

55. Do not bring up your past arguments, and disagreements.

56. Never bring up or use something in an argument, your spouse told you in confidence about him or her.

57. Let your spouse know you can be trusted.

58. Don't give your spouse any reason to feel insecure.

59. Read books on becoming a better husband.

60. Read books on becoming a better wife.

61. Learn your spouses love language.

62. Always be in a learning process with getting to know your spouses likes and dislikes.

63. Husbands make love to her mind during the day and the rest will follow

64. Try not to let your children see you in disagreement or arguing.

65. Husbands surprise her with roses and the like, not just for birthdays, holidays and anniversary, but just because

66. Wives, your husbans love surprises also, put on one of his favorite nighties just because.

67. Don't always try to get your way, but try to find a way that works for both of you

68. Alone time – yes its needed, but don't go overboard. Let your mate know your thinking of them

69. Its healthy to have your time with friends, so long as they respect your marriage

70. Never cheat.

71. Never try to justify a wrong.

72. Stay fit and stay looking your best for your husband or wife.

73. Hear your spouse out before jumping to conclusions.

74. Don't keep your spouse in the dark about things.

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75. Never bad mouth your spouse to anyone.

76. Keep your love life between the two of you.

77. Your objective should be to make your spouse a better person as a result of being with you not by control but by love.

78. Open your spouse up to new things that are healthy for him or her.

79. Be open to new things, allow your spouse the chance to treat you like a king or queen

80. Communicate – he or she cannot read your mind.

81. Say what you mean, mean what you say.

82. Take your time to cool off, but when you start acting like room-mates your marriage is in trouble

83. Love, respect, loyalty and faithfulness should all be a given.

84. Have a vision and purpose for your marriage

85. Keep in mind your spouse is not your enemy but your best friend

86. Don't look at marriage as an obligation but look at it as chance to love your mate unconditionally.

87. Our character should reflect the fruits of the spirit, love, patience, kindness, long suffering

88. Your objective should not be to change your spouse, but for your spouse to see your change

89. You cant change your spouse, but you can change how you love them and how you react to them
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It was an incredibly hot day and a lion was feeling very hungry.

He crawled out of his den and searched here and there, but he could only find a small hare. He caught the hare, but with some hesitation as he knew the hare wouldn’t fill him up.

As the lion was about to kill the hare, he spotted a deer coming his way and thought, “Instead of eating this small hare, let me eat that big deer.”

So he let the hare go and went after the deer, but it vanished in the forest. The lion now had nothing to eat as the hare was also long gone.

Moral of the story: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
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An old man lived in the village. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood. The longer he lived, the viler he became and more poisonous were his words. People did their best to avoid him because his misfortune was contagious. He created the feeling of unhappiness in others.

But one day, when he turned eighty, an incredible thing happened. Instantly everyone started hearing the rumor: “The old man is happy today, he doesn’t complain about anything, smiles, and even his face is freshened up.”

The whole village gathered around the man and asked him, “What happened to you?”

The old man replied, “Nothing special. Eighty years I’ve been chasing happiness and it was useless. And then I decided to live without happiness and just enjoy life. That’s why I’m happy now.”

Moral of the story: Don’t chase happiness. Enjoy your life.
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A Walk in the ParkBy Josiah Leong | May 12, 2009

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

 It might be more important than you think to take that stroll in the park: A recent study suggests that walking in nature might actually benefit your brain.

The study, published in Psychological Science and conducted by University of Michigan researchers, found that when people spent time in nature, as opposed to an urban environment, their attention and memory improved. Thirty-eight students participated in the experiment, in which they had to listen to a string of numbers and then repeat them backwards. This task served as a measure of the participants' ability to focus their attention, and also tested their working memory. After completing this task, the participants were asked to walk through either downtown Ann Arbor or an arboretum equally distant from the campus. Once they returned, they performed the task again.

The results showed that participants performed significantly better on the attention and memory task after they walked through the arboretum. Participants also rated their walk through the park as more refreshing than the downtown walk. A second experiment in the study found that people even considered pictures of nature more refreshing and enjoyable than pictures of urban settings.

In explaining their results, the researchers cite a scientific theory that dates back to William James. This theory suggests there are two types of attention, involuntary attention and "directed attention," which requires more focus and cognitive control. The authors argue that nature captivates people's involuntary attention while allowing them to rest their directed attention, freeing up mental resources to concentrate on other things. On the other hand, urban settings are filled with stimuli that vie for one's attention and demand a reaction, from honking cars to giant advertisements.

The researchers encourage people to look at nature as not just an amenity, but a form of therapy
"a therapy that had no known side effects, was readily available, and could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost."Take Action Take a walk in nature today.
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Negativity is like an Acid
It damages the vessel in which its stored
Destroys the vessel on which its poured.
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Even how successful the world is in terms of globalisation and technology, the need for social workers will remain. The world will always be in the lookout for passionate, career oriented and passionate social workers. 

There are a lot of opportunities for social workers melbourne, the examples below will let you know how diverse this profession can be.

Family, school and child social workers
They are assigned to work with families and children who are suffering with psychological and social issues in the home, in their communities or at school. They interact with wide range of issues that are related to family, school and children’s life.
These workers can be employed in government programs, schools and foster care agencies.

Medical social workers
They are responsible assisting families and individuals who are facing health and illness related issues. They support their clients work on different issues through health education, counselling, referrals, and coping.
Public workers on the other hand assist communities dealing with complications and illness related to widespread sickness community disaster.
Both of these social workers are employed to provide help in improving the well being of the community.

Substance abuse and mental health social workers
They work with groups, couples, families or individuals, to treat substance abuse and mental illness. Counselling and intense therapy may be used to help these patients get through with their situation.

Military social workers
Their work is to provide help to both members and families of military on facing challenges and obstacles of military life. For example, helping a veteran get through post traumatic stress, or a member who was injured while on service.

Community social workers
They help provide resources and improve conditions for specific communities. This branch of social work focus most of the time on community development and organisation, administration, social action and planning to improve the current condition of the entire community. They work usually with large groups of individuals, different to other branches where they handle only an individual, couple, families or groups of smaller size.

Researchers, Planners, Administrators and policymakers
Researchers, planners, administrators and policymakers are part of a different group of workers. Most of the time they hold only administrative roles and they do not directly work with groups or individuals they are targeting to help. They could lead a group of workers, draft policy, write grants, raise funds and conduct research.

Most of the social workers that are part of this branch already worked previously on other areas of social work, and at present they are using their expertise and experience to enhance the field and promote for change.

Whether private or public institutions need social workers help. Hiring the right professional specific to what they require can be a bit of a challenge, hence working with agencies to provide them with the right professional based on what they need is highly favourable and advantageous. And same with social workers, where they can ask help from these agencies to be deployed to institutions where their expertise is suited.