Take This Lollipop….

According to Wikipedia Take This Lollipop is a 2011 interactive horror short film and Facebook app, written and directed by Jason Zada, which uses the Facebook Connect application to bring viewers themselves into the film, through use of pictures and messages from their own Facebook profiles. Starring actor Bill Oberst Jr. as 'The Facebook Stalker', the film acts to personalize and underscore the dangers inherent in posting too much personal information about oneself on the internet. The information gathered from a viewer's Facebook profile by the film's app is used once, and then deleted.

In order to get the most out of it, you have to be logged into your Facebook account.

With that being said, I have an additional warning. This can really creep you out so if you're a timid person by nature, have a bad heart, or suffering from depression, bi-polar, or have any on-going condition where you can't stand a little fright... do not watch this....

You have been warned. For those of you are brave souls, click the link below:

www.takethislollipop.com


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Best Home Businesses for People 50+

A lot of us who 50+ and alone, find we have more time on our hands than we were used to having a few years ago. We aren't working as hard, or as long, and if the kids are gone, there sure is a lot less to do around the house. We realize there are a lot of things in the community that we could do  to take up some time. Bowling, card parties, dances and going for coffee with friends can get you out of the house, but what about those of us who  a) want something else to do, and b) want to make a little more money?

I guess part of what you might decided to do to take up this extra time depends on how much you feel like you want to get out of the house. But for those who are happy being 50+ and alone, there are always some things you can do at home to make some more money. Let's look at some examples.

I have a neighbor who would like to make more money but she doesn't know what she could do. In her spare time she likes to paint rocks. I've seen some of her work. It's beautiful. She has rocks painted that look scenic. She has rocks painted to look like baskets of fruit. She has rocks painted to look like fancy doilies. She does very fine work.... it's beautiful! There really isn't any reason why she couldn't be showing them off at craft shows, selling them on eBay, or put up a web site and do custom rock paintings for people who would want something specific.

A friend of mine buys and sells musical equipment through eBay. Another friend takes on odd welding jobs. I have some ads up around town for people looking for a man and a half-ton.

Can you write? The Internet is content driven. Businesses, publishers and websites pay for articles.

Can you take pictures? I've ran across websites that will buy your photos.

What about your online skills? I attended a business course with one lady who was setting up a studio to have classes of seniors who wanted to learn how to use computers better so they could keep in touch, share pictures and videos with family who lived away.

Some other things you might do:

  • Teach people how to dance
  • Give guitar lessons
  • Tutoring
  • Art lessons
  • Gardening business
  • Help people reduce stress
  • Sew clothing
  • Start a cake decorating service
  • Start a party planning service

And if you need more ideas, there is a book written by Paul and Sarah Edwards titled Best Home Businesses for People 50+. Paul and Sarah have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, and Newsweek. They are the REAL deal. They have also been featured on television show like the  Today Show, the CBS Morning Show and Oprah. The point is: they are real people and very credible. So if you're looking for some more ideas you can pick this book up on Amazon for only $6.95 for the Kindles version or $13.57 for a paperback copy that will be mailed to you. Take a look at some of the reviews they have received for this book. A couple, Deb and Brad Schepp write:

If you're over 50, or even just approaching that age, you'll want to read this book. Unfortunately, ageism is a very real issue, but the Edwards' explain how to turn a perceived drawback into a very strong asset. They identify jobs that are well suited to those 50+, including some you probably didn't think of (e.g., Wedding Planner, Daily Money Manager, etc.). Aside from the job descriptions, I really like the resources sections, which point you to places for more details. Highly recommended.

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I hate microwave popcorn….

I was thinking I would like to have a little snack this afternoon. Looked through the cupboards... I don't often snack, so there wasn't much to choose from. But I found a bag of microwaveable popcorn.  I didn't want anything sweet; thought this would be perfect. Although.... I'm fully aware of the dangers of microwave popcorn and this has been discussed before on this blog. If you would like to read that article please click here.

I've been divorced now for 10 years. My wife used to do most of the cooking in the house, but I've learned a lot since being on my own. I've gone from not even knowing how to make up a box of Kraft Dinner to cooking up some wonderful dinners for my daughter and I. For example.... I can make a steak dinner taste better than anyone else I know! I can cook a ham, chicken, pork-chops, fish, roasts.... Hey! You name it -- I can cook it...

except.... I can't cook microwave popcorn; I've tried for years.

Since my ex and I divorced I'm on my second microwave oven. The first oven was small and slow; about 700 watts. The one I bought after that (and I'm still using) is much faster; it's 1,100 watts. Ha-ha! .... more power....

My daughter has lived with me for years on and off. I bought a package of microwave popcorn (6 packages to the box) one time when she was eight years old. She wanted popcorn. I went ahead and burnt all 6 packages. There wasn't anything we could eat. As a matter of fact, for the next two years, anytime she wanted popcorn on the grocery list, I would buy boxes of 6-12 packages and burn them all.

When she was 10 years old (and yes, I was still buying microwave popcorn) she said she better take the job over. The popcorn she cooked was perfect. She said, "Dad, you have to listen...." And for the next 5-6 years, she cooked the popcorn -- without any problems. We have even had discussions about how to cook it where she explained the procedure out to me!

Three months ago, she decided she would like to try living with her mother again. I've had her steady the last three years. Today, after I decided I wanted a snack,  and found the popcorn.... I said to myself: I've had all the instructions. I've lived through the last few years with microwave popcorn successfully cooked in my house. I can do this!!!

I read the instructions! I recall the lessons from my daughter about listening to the popcorn being popped. Then... I went ahead and burnt the last bag in the house.

I'm never buying microwave popcorn again. Besides... it's bad for you.

 


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A gene called TREM2

A gene called TREM2 could play a significant role in helping researchers learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.  It's a rare mutation of a gene. It certainly isn't going to lead to any major breakthrough right now, but it will provide researches with more information on how Alzheimer’s affects the brain. An article on the CTV website this morning said less than 1 per cent of the population has the gene variant, although there is about 30 million people in the world with Alzheimer’s. But those with this rare gene have a significant increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

The New England Journal of Medicine  an article yesterday titled TREM2 Variants in Alzheimer's Disease with a lot more technical description of their findings. Watch the video below as they show how by identifying the mutation, the research provides valuable new information about the potential causes of the disease and what it could mean to further research.


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Discover how to help yourself

Jennifer O'Neill is a talented psychic that uses several senses from clairvoyance to claircognizance in her readings.  Some people have the gift of musical talent, athletic ability; Jennifer has the gift of “knowing” things. She also has co-chaired several successful psychic fairs, and was also the co-creator of a metaphysical/alternative health care magazine "The New Earth".  She is a fourth generation psychic, ordained minister and a metaphysical writer.

There are a lot of people these days who realize a lot of the problems they face in day-to-day living are problems they created for themselves. Whether you believe it or not, there is a lot more to Metaphysics other than just studying Biorhythm charts. We all know Biorhythm is an attempt to predict various aspects of a person's life through simple mathematical cycles. As a youth I used to chart my own, based on a book I had bought, that showed you how to prepare your charts in advance. For some odd reason (because I really ain't this deep) they were pretty accurate. These days, you don't need to study to do the calculations. There are plenty of websites that have the algorithms built in, so all you need to do is enter your birth date. Click here for an example.

In her book, Soul DNA: Your Spiritual Genetic Code Defines Your Purpose, Jennifer says there are eighteen universal laws:

1) The Law of One or Oneness – Everything is connected, we are all one.

2) The Law of Vibration – Everything in the Universe vibrates, or offers a vibration.

3) The Law of Attraction – You attract into your life what you are offering vibrationally.

4) The Law of Allowing – The state of allowing is the purest state of manifesting. Allowing things to move without resistance and to evolve and grow naturally.

5) The Law of Resistance – Anything offering resistance will manifest itself into energy blockages, or stuck energy.

6) The Law of Detachment – This is the law of releasing or letting go from your desire.

7) The Law of Abundance – There is more than enough in the Universe, nothing is limited.

8) The Law of Intention – Directing energy as intention is the first step of creation and desire, which results in manifestation.

9) The Law of Action – Action must be taken in order to result in manifestation.

10) The Law of Cause and Effect – Every action has a reaction or a consequence.

11) The Law of Pure Potential – Everything and everyone is one of infinite possibilities.

12) The Law of Rhythm or Ebb and Flow – All things have a rhythm, a cycle, or an ebb and flow.

 13) The Law of Polarity – Everything has an opposite to it, a yin and yang, complementary opposites as part of a greater whole.

14) The Law of Relativity – Everything has challenges or tests that they will face allowing them to find strength within.

15) The Law of Dharma or Purpose – Everything was created with a purpose.

16) The Law of Giving and Gratitude – The Universe dictates that you must give in order to receive.

17) The Law of Correspondence – The Universe, or reality, cannot contradict itself.

18) The Law of Love – Love is Universal energy in its purest most powerful state.

This book is for you if you ever felt lost,  confused,  stuck or just  don't know which way to go in life. Built into your Soul DNA is the knowledge of how to bring into your life everything that you desire. In your natural state of existence it is common knowledge.

One reviewer of the book said:

Jennifer O'Neil's Soul DNA is a great book...I am calling it my new spiritual bible. It explains our 18 spiritual laws that we need to follow to have a happy and successful life...Very detailed information about the law of attraction, and how our been around negative people, which can include our family can bring down our vibrational frequency. Great information on spirit guides and how they communicate with us through, pictures, symbols. Great universal prayers at the end of the book. I would highly recommend for anyone wanting to find their life purpose.

In the video below you Jennifer mentions these universal laws although the video is titled "How Not To Let Fear Hold You Back" Have a look at it. It's about facing fears that may be holding you back from doing something that you want to do in life.

I bought the book today, and have only barely cracked the surface. After-all, it's 153 pages, and when you read something like this, it isn't the same as reading a fictional novel. You need time to study what you are learning so it takes a little more time. If you click here you can find the book on Amazon.com. The Kindle version is only $3.99

Some of the stuff you will find on this blog is just funny stuff, light-hearted stuff... but other posts are meant to help provide support and direction for those who could use it. If you don't want to miss any of these posts, just put your email address in the spot on the right hand side. You won't be sent any spam, but you will get all of these posts delivered right to your email in-box.

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