Smile! It’s the secret to charisma. If you have a good charisma, you already know what a powerful weapon is a warm smile. People smile when they like something, when something makes them feel better, etc. (Remember what you can do with a smile. A simple smile could make others think that they have something special)
Now let’s see some of Smile Effects
First of all, smiling puts everyone at ease. When someone smiles at you, very rarely do you not smile. This is an inconsistent action. If we go out we can see that not many people like to smile. They have problems, other things in mind or we don’t smile more often because we’re afraid to show our vulnerability and soft side.
The reason the smile is so effective is because you reflect goodness to someone. Do you remember a moment when a person smiled to you? How did you felt then? When something like this happened to me i feel at least GOOD! A smile makes you feel a little better, gives you confidence, makes you more attractive, … When someone smiles at you, you feel good about yourself, and you give that smile back. It gives you an emotional boost.
Smiling also releases endorphins which calm you and make you happier, according to several studies.
The best SMILE!
A smile has to be sincere and the eyes have to smile too (wrinkles around eyes ).Look in the mirror and look at your eyes when you smile to see what I’m talking about, the secret of a perfect smile is behind out eyes. Practice your smile a little using a mirror, until you find a sincere warm smile. After that you can go out and smile to others and achieve positive feedback. Of course smiling like a clown every time when you’re with someone makes you looks awkward, so control your smile. The point is not to smile to get others to see you smiling, but to smile to make yourself feel better. Try smiling even when you don’t have anything to smile about just have a good time by yourself. A simple act like that can take you only 1 second, and change your mood. If you smile and have a positive attitude in you can change others moods, because moods are contagious.
Historical and modern definitions of the deadly sins
Lust or lechery (carnal “luxuria”) is usually thought of as excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Aristotle’s criterion was excessive love of others, which therefore rendered love and devotion to God as secondary. In Dante’s Purgatorio, the penitent walks within flames to purge himself of lustful/sexual thoughts and feelings. In Dante’s “Inferno”, unforgiven souls of the sin of lust are blown about in restless hurricane-like winds symbolic of their own lack of self control to their lustful passions in earthly life.
Derived from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow, gluttony (Latin, gula) is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. In the Christian religions, it is considered a sin because of the excessive desire for food or its withholding from the needy.
Depending on the culture, it can be seen as either a vice or a sign of status. Where food is relatively scarce, being able to eat well might be something to take pride in. But in an area where food is routinely plentiful, it may be considered a sign of self-control to resist the temptation to over-indulge.
Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice or covetousness, is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that greed was “a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things.” In Dante’s Purgatory, the penitents were bound and laid face down on the ground for having concentrated too much on earthly thoughts. “Avarice” is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of greedy behavior. These include disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason, especially for personal gain, for example through bribery. Scavenging[and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed. Such misdeeds can include simony, where one profits from soliciting goods within the actual confines of a church.
As defined outside of Christian writings, greed is an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs, especially with respect to material wealth.
Over time, the “acedia” in Pope Gregory’s order has come to be closer in meaning to sloth (Latin, Socordia). The focus came to be on the consequences of acedia rather than the cause, and so, by the 17th century, the exact deadly sin referred to was believed to be the failure to utilize one’s talents and gifts. Even in Dante’s time there were signs of this change; in his Purgatorio he had portrayed the penance for acedia as running continuously at top speed.
The modern view goes further, regarding laziness and indifference as the sin at the heart of the matter. Since this contrasts with a more willful failure to, for example, love God and his works, sloth is often seen as being considerably less serious than the other sins, more a sin of omission than of commission.
Wrath (Latin, ira), also known as “rage”, may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Wrath, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Wrath may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, revenge, and vigilantism.
Wrath is the only sin not necessarily associated with selfishness or self-interest (although one can of course be wrathful for selfish reasons, such as jealousy, closely related to the sin of envy). Dante described vengeance as “love of justice perverted to revenge and spite”. In its original form, the sin of anger also encompassed anger pointed internally rather than externally. Thus suicide was deemed as the ultimate, albeit tragic, expression of hatred directed inwardly, a final rejection of God’s gifts.
Like greed, Envy (Latin, invidia) may be characterized by an insatiable desire; they differ, however, for two main reasons:First, greed is largely associated with material goods, whereas envy may apply more generally.Second, those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something they perceive themselves as lacking, and wish the other person to be deprived of it.
Dante defined this as “a desire to deprive other men of theirs.” Envy can be directly related to the Ten Commandments, specifically “Neither shall you desire… anything that belongs to your neighbor”. In Dante’s Purgatory, the punishment for the envious is to have their eyes sewn shut with wire because they have gained sinful pleasure from seeing others brought low. Aquinas described envy as “sorrow for another’s good”.
In almost every list Pride (Latin, superbia), or hubris, is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God). Dante’s definition was “love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one’s neighbour.” In Jacob Bidermann’s medieval miracle play, Cenodoxus, pride is the deadliest of all the sins and leads directly to the damnation of the titulary famed Parisian doctor. In perhaps the best-known example, the story of Lucifer, pride (his desire to compete with God) was what caused his fall from Heaven, and his resultant transformation into Satan. In Dante’s Divine Comedy, the penitents were forced to walk with stone slabs bearing down on their backs to induce feelings of humility.
Researchers at Tufts University in Boston have come up with a way to calculate the antioxidant properties of fruits and vegetables.
Antioxidants are believed to provide a protective effect against conditions such as heart disease and cancer by interfering with the damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants are also believed to help retard the aging process.
The seven foods listed below provide additional individual benefits as well. Prunes, for example, are frequently used to relieve constipation, while spinach may be helpful in avoiding memory loss and staving off Alzheimer’s.
Consumers are urged to not only eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, but to choose nutrient-rich sources such as these:
When it comes to cutting calories, breakfast is often the first thing to go.
But new research suggests that people who are successful at losing weight – and, more importantly, keeping it off – eat breakfast every day.
Researchers from the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver analyzed data on nearly 3,000 people who had lost, on average, 70 pounds and kept it off for a year or more.
Study subjects were enrolled in the National Weight Control Registry, which is an ongoing study of adults who have successfully lost 30 pounds or more. Only four percent said they never eat breakfast every day.
It is not known what subjects ate for breakfast (although the study was funded by cereal giant General Mills), but most followed a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.
Researchers speculate that eating breakfast helps people manage both their hunger and food intake throughout the day.
In anticipation of Katy Perry’s “E.T.” performance on “American Idol” this coming Thursday, April 21, a video showing what to expect from the “California Gurls” hitmaker hits the web. The footage gives a look at the preparation made by her crew including her costume designers and her dancers.
They’re going to bring what they did in the Ray Kay-directed music video to life, creating a specially-designed alien costumes for the dancers. Also, “we kinda came with an idea to make crown for Katy. She’s the queen of alien,” said one of the crew. As for the dance moves, one of the choreographers stated, “We gotta make it bigger and better than anything anyone has ever seen before.”
Beside Katy Perry’s “E.T.” performance, “American Idol” will also see its alum David Cook returning to the stage of the singing competition. The 2008 “Idol” winner is going to perform “The Last Goodbye”, his brand new single from a forthcoming studio album “This Loud Morning”.
I was on my table facing my computer with my headset on listening to my iPod (LOL! I’m just wishing I have one.) I was listening to one of my favorite band. The song is entitled “PASAN”. This song was released in July 17, 2006. I have played this song, sang and listened to it like a million times. But while I was listening to it this time, I have realized something.
I do believe that When He allows thing to happen, it will happen. When He wants to grants you wisdom on a particular situation, He will allow it. And that’s what happened to me. He allowed me to know one thing about this song.
Today we the Roman Catholic Christians are solemnly celebrating the holy week. It is the time to remember how God loved and saved us all. The word “PASAN” now means deeper for me. As this means to carry something heavy on one’s back, Jesus Christ did carry something on His back. He carried the heavy wooden cross on His back. He carried that object while feeling the pain on His feet and wounds on His back. He carried our sins as He obeys the will of the Father. He said yes to this suffering just to save us, we just could not imagine how heavy that cross was.
How amazing! God truly loves us, as the bible says:
“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4-5).”
God’s love never ends. He always makes us feel that we never walk alone. He always makes us feel He’s always at our side, never us leaving alone. It’s either He walks with us or we walk seeing a single pair of footprints because God carries us.