The FAA is Going to Lift the Ban on Electronics During Takeoff and Landing

Bad news, “SkyMall”.  According to a report in the “Wall Street Journal”, the FAA is going to lift the ban on using your electronics when a plane is taking off and landing.  Because it turns out our gadgets DON’T mess up the plane after all.

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You still won’t be allowed to use cell phones, unless they’re in airplane mode.  The ban will probably end sometime in September or October.

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Coolness!!

Terrorists Have a New Way to Kill Us . . . by Making Us Smoke?

According to a new study out of Weill Cornel Medical College in New York, TERRORISM CAUSES SMOKING.

The researchers found that the STRESS after 9/11 caused approximately 1.3 MILLION former smokers to start smoking again.

That means September 11th caused a 2.3% jump in smoking in the U.S.  And the public health cost from 1.3 million smokers is at least $530 MILLION.

The researchers say, quote, “The finding that there was such a big increase in smoking nationwide, seemingly due to one event, is extraordinary and surprising.”

Hmm…never thought i would see this connection!

Still celebrating V day

Many of us learned how to kiss from watching movies, in fact many of us got their first kiss in a movie theater.

To honor that the Oscars have released a series of posters commemorating the most romantics moments in film.

Who can ever forget the feeling they got when Lloyd held that up boom box in Say Anything.

Or that tender moment between baby and Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing.

Who hasn’t made out on a beach and wanted to have the ocean water cover them like that kiss in From Here to Eternity.

And who hasn’t wanted to be kissed the same way Rhett kissed Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.


So today kiss your HUnbun like your favorite romantic moment from the movie of your choice, coz who doesn’t want sum extra romance and passion in their life right?

If you don’t have someone to kiss, why not sit back and watch your favorite chick click and pretend that lead is your Valentine for the night… (umm and not in the creepy kind of way…lol…actually what the heck… go on, not gonna judge)

Body Contour Spa- fancy slimming minus the exercise? The read on!

Location: Basement 2, Connaught Apartments, Lantana road off Rhapta Road

Are you one of those people who love food and can never say no to that extra slice of pizza or cookie?  And are you also that person who suffers guiltily afterwards kicking yourself for eating it as it has gone straight to your hips?

Well fret not my dear, I have somewhat found our solution to that dilemma. Losing weight has always been a personal struggle of mine, in fact my weight has yo-yoed worse that Sarah Ferguson’s!

So imagine my glee when I heard of a spa that promises to burn off your fat without any exercise? Of course It sounded a bit dodgy but nonetheless exciting so off I went with my extra 7 kilos on my bottom and thighs and pen to find out what it was all about!

I had heard of Body Contour in the past as friends had frequented the branch in Hurlingham so I wasn’t too frightened about the ‘slimming side’ to it.  Founded by Irene Githua, who is neither a nutritionist nor a beautician, it boasts the most amazing slimming technologies. Irene herself had struggled to lose her excess 20 kgs that dieting and exercising couldn’t until she discovered treatments like electro-therapy and cavitation. That inspired Body Contour and the rest was Stone Age.

At ‘Body Contour’ slimming spa a scientific method to slimming is used combining modern technology, relaxing body treatments and an easy to follow diet. Treatments are designed to help with poor blood circulation, sluggish digestive systems, poor metabolism, cellulite, fluid retention and poor skin conditions.

Of course all of this sounded very rosy as the lovely Leah told me at the reception but it was all new and very daunting to me. I mean sure I would lose tons of excess baggage on my body but it was still scientific hocus pocus. Leahya patiently explained to me that my first procedure- Non-invasive liposuction was not an operation but an ultrasound method of using low frequency airwaves to break up fat cells to eliminate them.

She then handed me over to Angela Kagendo who was meant to treat me. I have to admit I nearly fainted when I saw the machine! It reminded me of an ECG machine and I nearly turned around and walked out until I remembered the bag of chips I had had for breakfast that would take me two hours to burn off at the gym. I timidly got onto the bed shaking in apprehension.

Angela talked me through every step as she squeezed gooey liquid onto my belly and showed me a tiny object that was meant to reduce my tummy fat. I nearly fainted in relief at how useless it looked until it started vibrating around my tummy.

It was a very unique sensation, sort of ticklish but not painful at all. Angela moved and turned me around passing the device around my belly as ultrasound waves squished my fat cells. I immediately began to feel it working as my tummy started embarrassingly to release gas. I turned various colours of the rainbow as Angela nonchalantly shrugged it off stating that that was meant to happen as it showed the technology was working.

That was amazing and felt pretty darn good minus the gas release!

No sooner as that was done than we quickly prepped for the electro-therapy session. That was the frightening machine with monitors dangling from a machine that I presumed were meant to attach to my body.

But the promise of “1 session of electro-therapy is equivalent to a 12 hour work-out, 1200 sit-ups and 1200 sit ups and 1200 leg-lifts” had me excited. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t about to sacrifice myself as a guinea pig to lose weight through scientific mumbo jumbo. I did my research on line and learnt that these treatments were quite common and safe with nearly no side effects. In fact in Europe and America they were quite common -i remember watching  an episode of Real housewives of Atlanta (Kim got it) where they tried it out.

So  electro therapy works in this manner. When you exercise, natural impulses cause your muscles to contract and relax. The electro therapy machine safely and effectively stimulates these natural impulses to make the muscles contract and relax, similar to normal exercise.

Despite all of this I was still scared of ‘the octopus machine’ as I like to refer to it thanks to its many wires and gadgets. But turns out there was nothing to be scared about.

Once again Angela calmly told me what she was doing. First, tight bands were placed around my arms, tummy, love handle areas and thighs. Then she put gooey liquid on the flat surfaces of the wires and placed them where the bands were and slowly turned up the machine step by step. First my tummy started to contract, then the muscles relaxed and vibrated as currents of electricity passed through my body.

It was frightening but apparently quite normal! It initially began as a ticklish sensation and as the machine was cranked up it felt like I was doing the jitterburg whilst laying in my bed-a very weird sensation. Through the vibration I felt my muscles contracting and relaxing during the 40 minute session just like I would have if I were at the gym. Very cool!!

Strangely after that I felt exhausted. So I was relieved when Angela lead me down to the steam to relax. Once my pores were steamed opened I was lead for my full body scrub conducted with Slimming salt. Not only was the dead skin exfoliated but the slimming salts were meant to reduce water retention and increase blood circulation.

Sauna

My tummy was then wrapped in sea clay, mummified and I was lead to the sauna suit to sweat away excess water and toxins. The point of the spot clay wrap is to tackle the one ‘spot’ on your body that is difficult to lose the inches off. This is the point where I literally dozed off for a few minutes and felt totally relaxed.

Sauna suit

It was a thoroughly memorable experience and Irene believes after weeks of these treatments 1 can indeed lose the kilos. I certainly lost an inch after all the water I sweated out and it got me motivated to start being healthy (ask Irene for her wonderful eating plan). Plus if Irene can lose all her excess pounds through this then its good enough for me.

Highlights are certainly the service, unique treatments and the clean showers! I am going to keep trying the treatments out and will keep u posted.

Abs-olutely Gorgeous

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Adriana Lima

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Lucky Demi!

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mathew morrison in Glee!

Breakups and dealing with them…

So a really good friend just went through a really tough break-up and after a weekend of crying, second guessing herself, smelling his sweatshirt and crying gut wrenching sobs and all those break-up cliches later we decided she had to get a hold of herself and move on.

I mean if the tosser couldn’t give two gobs about her (cheat on her till the cows and their calves and the grand calves came home then why waste her breath?), why should she mope about singing Bryan Adams and Celine Dion, whilst stuffing her face with tubs of icecream?

That’s when we decided to seek advice from aunty Internet- (in our emaciated state we concluded that internet was a woman as she provided information for everything and multitasked really well) on how to help her move on.

So being a good (actually amazing!!!) friend i decided to help her through this catastrophe. We would pick the tips and try see if they would help.

Starting off with no 1-

  • Physical activity is a great way to release inner tension. The mind and body are intertwined, and the state of one can influence the other. Physical activities can range from aerobic exercise, weightlifting, team sports, jogging and even dancing. Finding a physical activity that suits you is the key.

We decided to go for a yoga class to cleanse and detoxify, followed by an aerobics class and then swimming.

How putting yourself through that pain is helpful beats me? Through breathing through my base chakra whilst stretching in the rubber-band pose, we realised it’s funner to eat junk food on the treadmill. talk about multitasking!

So we skipped aerobics and ended up getting sloshed by the pool as we b****** and moaned about Loser no 1.

2) Be balanced in your assessments of yourself, your former partner and the relationship.

What nonsense! Balanced while judging Loser no 1? HA! Sure she was an idiot for letting such gobshite into her life but even Mother T made mistakes in her time-and he was an even bigger gobshite for letting her go right?

Another round of Daquiris bartender and a huge plate of chips please!

Being reasonable with your Ex can be quite therapeutic.

We chortle in disbelief at this nonsense!Sure getting your power back is great but honestlybeing reasonable?

It’s more fun egging his car isn’t it?

Surround yourself with positivity.

Inspirational friends, good music, motivating movies and fun activities are all elements that will help you keep a healthy state of mind amidst the hurt and pain. Being positive doesn’t mean pretending as if nothing is wrong, but it will prevent you from a downward spiral of depression.

Ok this one kinda worked. we didn’t have pizza the whole weekend, watched the secret and deleted his phone number… and then we pigged out on a bag of crisps as we bawled our eyes out whilst watching Titanic-seriously how selfish was Rose-could she not share the plank with gorgeous Jack? Imagine how awesome their kid’s hair would be? We also deduced their kid would have looked like Justin Bieber…

“Laughter is good medicine!”

Oh yeah-especially as you TP his car, delete his facebook account and use up all his credit on his phone!

Be decisive and avoid going in psychological circles.

Easy for you to say she retorted as she picked up her phone to beg him back, then hung up, then missed him and then delted his no all together!

Conclusion:

Break ups are hard especially when you love someone so deeply and it will take more than a week or a month to move on- don’t hate yourself for that. Think of the break-up and relatiopnship as a lesson you had to learn to get to mr, mrs, miss, miz right!

We found out makeovers, massages, mani pedis and dancing the night away really helped as well and giggling over ‘Outsourced’ and singing along to ‘Glee’ worked wonders too.

Either way Loser No 1 didn’t deserve S and life would be much better without him and his ego.

 

 

New Job Portal in Kenya

South Africa’s no 1 job portal is trying to set up an awesome job portal system in Kenya and from what I have heard and seen, it sounds exciting.

Every fathomable job is listed and it sounds amazing for the lot who are seeking jobs.

Douglas Evans- Talent acquisition specialist of this site brought it to my attention and I am very impressed-definitely something we needed in Kenya.

Check it out….

http://www.myjobsinkenya.com/

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