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Kindle version of The Bible

holy-bible-featuredIf you're over fifty and going it alone, you may find yourself turning to prayer. The first little while can be a bit stressful. You need to surround yourself with friends, family and lots of fun activities. For those of you who have a strong faith, sometimes bible passages and verses can offer inspiration. As in Proverbs 15:17 A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.

Crossway Bibles has a promotion through Amazon where you can download a free copy of the Holy Bible for the next 24-48 hours. There are two versions. One with cross references and one without. The one with cross references can be downloaded here and the version without cross references can be downloaded here.

Both books come equipped with an enhanced navigation feature. Kindle's index feature can be used to navigate directly to any verse. This feature is not supported on the Kindle 1 or any Kindle applications.

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The GMO Debacle

debacle-featuredIf you have just recently heard about the use of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) being introduced to our food supply, here is some good information to help you quickly get acquainted with the issue. Charles G. Jefferson, author of The GMO Debacle, says it's a "great primer to start your journey on this fascinating and dangerous topic!"

I think this is a topic we all need to know about. It's being banned in many countries. You can find a list with descriptions on countries that are banning it, and countries that are embracing it here. Note: the link to www.examiner.com has some popups and an advertising video that starts to play with the page loads. Still, it's a good list. Since I live in Canada, I hate to see the technology being embraced here. It says:

Canada has widespread GM crop usage. Nearly all Canadian canola is GM, as is a large portion of the country's soy and corn. Prince Edward Island tried to pass a ban on GMO cultivation but failed, and GM crops in the region are currently increasing.

I've written about the problem in Canada before in another article on this site titled Our Groceries are Poisoned. The article contains a link to a pdf file published by Greenpeace that will give you a shoppers guide to help you avoid foods that contain GMOs.

The Kindle book version of The GMO Debacle is free for the next 24-48 hours as part of an Amazon promotion. I would get it today and have a look through it. It isn't very long, only 25 pages, but it will bring you up to speed on what's going into our food. As well, the video below is an excellent way to learn about this.

If you type GMO in the search bar at the top right hand side of this page, and then hit "enter" you will discover other articles on this site that mention GMOs.

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How To Make Iced Coffee

iced-coffee-featuredLet's face it! Most of us love coffee. If you're over fifty, I bet this is how you jump-start your mornings. And if you do, according to WebMD you're less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and dementia. Plus, us coffee drinkers have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes.  A day without coffee is like a day without sunshine.

Jeff Bezos said, "In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running." And for those of you who are already retired, it's like one long coffee break. We can never seem to get enough. Of course, If you grind your coffee beans with your teeth, you may be drinking too much coffee! And, if the local coffee shop has awarded you “Employee of the Month” and you don’t even work there, you may be drinking too much coffee. I wouldn't worry about little things like this. Drink as much coffee as you can -- you can always sleep when you're dead.

How would you like to learn how to make the best iced coffee you have ever had? Jeen van der Meer has written a book, How To Make Iced Coffee - 20 Best Iced Coffee Recipes. The book is being offered for free for the next 24-48 hours as part of an Amazon promotion. She says all of the recipes are easy to make.  Here is a list of them:

  • Cold Brew Vanilla Iced Coffee
  • Simple Cold Brew Recipe Perfect for the brewed flavor, but instant availability.
  • Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee
  • French Style Iced Coffee
  • Latte Coffee Shake
  • Not For The Faint Of Heart  Iced Coffee Cocktail
  • Basic FAST Iced Coffee
  • Iced Creamy Mocha Espresso
  • Mocha Coffee Cappuccino on Ice
  • Iced Mocha Coffee Frappe
  • Iced Thai Coffee
  • Instant Chocolate Iced Coffee
  • "Americano Caffe" Style Iced Coffee
  • Spicy Cinnamon and Cardamon Iced Coffee
  • Cinnamon Honey Iced Coffee
  • Pina Colada Iced Coffee
  • Iced Mint Mocha
  • Cherry Cordial Iced Coffee
  • Basic Coffee Milkshakes - Vanilla, Rum or Chocolate
  • Home Cold Brewed Basic Iced Coffee

We have established the fact that coffee is good for you! That doesn't mean all the things you mix with it are good for you, but you know the old adage, "Whatever doesn't kill you; just makes you more awake." So go ahead and download your copy now, while it's free.

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50 Powerful Date Ideas

50-ideas-featuredJust because you're over fifty and alone, doesn't mean you can't date if you want to. And then, some of you may have already decided the single life isn't for you. You may find it difficult to get back into the swing of things. It's hard enough to ask someone new out, but before you do this, you should have some great date ideas. So for those of you who are challenged on ways to think up creative ideas, you might want to pick up a copy of Jordan Gray's new book, 50 Powerful Date Ideas: Brag-Worthy, Cost Effective Dates From A Professional Dating Coach. His thoughts on modern dating and relationships have been featured in numerous print publications, and on radio and television broadcasts internationally.

I downloaded the book this morning. The Kindle version is free for the next 24-h8hrs as an Amazon promotion. I was really impressed with the number of great ideas for dates as well as for his system on rating each one. For each of the ideas he presents he rates them on:

  • Physical intimacy potential
  • Emotional intimacy potential
  • Conversational ease
  • Cost Effective
  • Brag-worthiness

This is a wonderful idea. For example, if you are too nervous that you may have difficulty carrying on long conversations, then you might choose one of the ideas that are on the higher end of the scale (rated from 1-5) for conversational ease.

Granted, this book is written from a man's perspective and is obviously more for men than women, but both sexes can get some great ideas out of it, for exciting date ideas. So download it now while it's free!

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Over fifty and alone? Learn Self-defence!

violenceWith violent crimes such as home invasions and swarmings increasing at a staggering rate, if you're over fifty and alone, it might not be a bad idea to learn some basic self-defence tactics. You never know when they might come in handy. And even if you never have to use it, the increased confidence you get may be enough to stave off potential confrontations that aren't as dangerous as they could have been.

It's understandable that a lot of people our age would object to the idea of learning some basic self-defence by proudly stating they abhor violence in any form and refuse to learn it on this principle. While I applaud your conviction, try telling it to the man who decides to take advantage of you in some dark parking lot. It may not be enough to make him change his mind from his original intentions.

tsp-ecoverThe Secret Power Of Simple Self-Defence Tactics is a practical guide to where and how to hit numerous pressure points on the human body. There are lots of pressure points and lots of way to strike them. You don't need to learn them all, but certainly a few of the more practical ones would help.

A little common sense goes a long ways too. For example, he mentions using a thumb-strike to the windpipe. A couple of problems I would see with this is:

  • you miss OR
  • you don't miss and crush his cartilage

I think a better way would be to form a Y with your hand; your thumb being one side of the Y and the four fingers being the other side. This would mean less chance you would miss, and next to no chance of killing your attacker. You want to disable him enough to be able to get out of the situation. You don't want to be responsible for killing anyone.

Another one of the pressure points is the attackers temple. Yes, the bones are weak at this point on the head, and a hammer-fist blow to this area could cause unconsciousness or if you severed the artery that runs through this area... even death. But to attempt this without being a trained fighter is not a good defence tactic. Chances are you could have your punch blocked, or you could miss (it is a small target) or you could damage your hand. When two hard objects collide -- something has to give.

The book is only 56 pages long. There are lots things it doesn't cover. It doesn't show you how to hold your hand for knife-hand-strikes or how to hold your hand for hammer-fist blows. So the best thing to do when reading this book is concentrate on soft areas of the body that you can hit hard. Soft areas give, hard areas don't; it will mean less chance of hurting yourself. And, at the same time, if you happen to have access to anything that could be used as a weapon, like an umbrella, briefcase, or a large rock on the ground, don't hesitate to use these things first.

I know, when I mention using an umbrella, that several TV sitcoms come to mind where you see some old lady beating off an attacker by hitting him over the head. But at the same time, it can be used effectively by using the point end to strike into the solar plexus, or if the attacker is close, by bringing it up forcefully under his legs or driving it down on top of his instep. Then, rather than stand there and break what's left of it over his back, it might be a good time to scream and run.

There is a lot of use information in the book. Click here to download it now. It's only free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion.

One of the best ideas presented is to not be afraid to strike first.

The person who is going to attack you is confident that you will be their victim. They aren't likely a trained fighter; just bigger and more powerful than you. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, there isn't any sense in waiting until they start the attack. Strike first. If you hit one of the pressure points as described in this book, there is a good chance it will give you enough time to remove yourself from the situation.

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