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Are those real?!

Posted by rojung on May 23, 2007

Breast implants. What an incredible invention. Although I don’t have any myself, I am partial to one’s decision to go the bigger route. Hey, whatever makes you happy. In fact, I’m heading out to California in a couple weeks to take care of my sister. She will be going under the knife for that reason. I must admit, I was a little skeptical at first and hesitant due to the possibility of human error, but I know she will be fine. And afterward, she will be extremely happy. This has been 10 or so years in the making. I’m very anxious to see the result. ;o) Who knows, I may just want to get some boobies of my own one day! HA!

Guide to Breast Implants  yourplasticsurgerguide.com

Plastic surgery for breast implants increases in popularity every year. The Consumer Guide to Breast Implants provides information about implant choices, placements, incisions, side effects and much more. You can read a brief introduction to each article below.  read more

A Forum For Implants  implantforum.com

If you have breast implants or have been considering breast augmentation (a.k.a breast augmentation surgery or augmentation mammoplasty surgery) you’ll find a wealth of research, tips and experiences here on breast implant options, locating qualified breast augmentation doctors, to financing and recovery.  read more

Find a surgeon  breastimplants.com

Welcome to Breast Implants. Breast Implants is the fastest and easiest way to find a breast implant surgeon in your area.  Breast Implants also offers the best free information about breast implants, breast implant surgery, breast augmentation, saline and silicone breast implants, and breast enlargement. To find a breast implant surgeon in your area, click on your state using the map or the list of states below. Thank you for visiting Breast Implants.  read more

The other side  skepticism.net

Do silicone breast implants cause disease? Many women who got the implants think they do and their lawyers have been very successful in court, forcing Dow Corning, the manufacturer of the implants, into bankruptcy.  read more

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“The Secret”

Posted by rojung on May 22, 2007

So I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and read the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.  Let me tell you, it gave me this uncanny, energetic feeling inside.  Definitely quite odd for me.  Just reading it made me feel so good and positive.  I thought I could conquer the world!  The book is a great motivational source and really gave me a new perspective on life.  No really, if you haven’t read it, please do.  It makes you focus on what’s necessary and important, reminding you not to dwell on the negative.  Live the life that you want.  Be the person you want to be.  You are the one in charge of your life and your thoughts are what create it. 

The Secret… does it work?  March 5, 2007  msnbc.com

If you’re a woman trying to lose weight, you had your choice of two pieces of advice last week. One, from the American Heart Association, was to eat more vegetables and exercise an hour a day. The other was from a woman named Rhonda Byrne, a former television producer who has written what could be the fastest-selling book of its kind in the history of publishing with 1.75 million copies projected to be in print by March 2, just over three months since it came out, plus 1.5 million DVDs sold.  read more

The Secret  oprah.com

People around the world have been talking about a movie so powerful that it can change the course of your life. This movie, The Secret, was created by Australian Rhonda Byrne, and she says that if you follow its philosophy, you can create the life you want—whether that means getting out of debt, finding a more fulfilling job or even falling in love.  read more

The Secret, the movie  wikipedia.org

The Secret is a film produced by Prime Time Productions. It consists of a series of interviews and dramatisations related to The Law of Attraction. It is distributed through DVD, books, and online (through streaming media). The film has attracted considerable interest from primetime media figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Larry King as well as criticism in the mainstream press.  read more

Law of Attraction  November 8, 2004  selfgrowth.com

Learning about the law of attraction can be one of the grandest blessings you can receive in your life. When you learn the true “cause” of your experience of reality, and that you can actually ALTER that reality in any way that you wish, it opens a door of Infinite Possibility!  After all, imagine that any level of wealth can be yours! Your life can be enriched with the most fulfilling relationships imaginable! You can spend your time doing only those things you love, and in return, experience abundance that seems impossible from the outside looking in!  read more

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The best wine label

Posted by rojung on May 20, 2007

Bonny Doon vineyard  smallwinemakers.ca

Like Columbus who sought a trade route to Asia, Randall Grahm set sail in 1979 for the Great American Pinot Noir, foundered on the shoals of astringency and finesselessness and ended up running aground in the utterly unexpected New World of Rhône and Italian varieties.  With his family’s assistance, Randall purchased property in the Santa Cruz Mountains in a hypnogogically quaint area known as Bonny Doon intent on producing the Great American Pinot Noir. The GAPN proved to be systematically elusive but he was greatly encouraged by experimental batches of Rhône varieties.  read more

Bonny Doon tasting room  September 2005  winecountry.com

Though off the beaten path, many Santa Cruz, California visitors make the scenic journey to Bonny Doon’s regional wine tasting room in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This unconventional winery is well-known for unique French and Italian-style wines.  read more

Bonny Doon breaks out  wines.com

Imagine being near Soledad Prison when the searchlights start scanning the walls, sirens are going off, and some sheets are hanging from a window. Of course, it sounds like a typical jail break, but what it really is, is a winery breaking the mold of romance and tradition. In this case, one can imagine Randall Grahm singing “Tradition” and his voice booming over the local enophiles who tout their aging collections.   read more

Big House Red  damngoodwine.com

This wine is from the completely whacked folks at Bonny Doon Vineyards. They blend together traditional French varietals Syrah, Grenache, Carignane and Mourvèdre with Italian varietals Dolcetto and Barbera. This blending produces a rather nice wine that comes in under $10. The price point is key here. There is so much crappy red wine out there now for under $10 that whenever I can find something that is good or very good in that price range, I will let you folks know.  read more

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Say kimchi!

Posted by rojung on May 20, 2007

One of the world’s healthiest foods  March 2006  health.com

Loaded with key vitamins, kimchi contains healthy bacteria that aids digestion.  Koreans eat so much of this super-spicy condiment (40 pounds of it per person each year) that natives say “kimchi” instead of “cheese” when getting their pictures taken.  read more

Kimchi’s origin  foodkorea.org

Ever since human beings began cultivation, they have enjoyed vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals.  However, during the cold winter season, cultivation was practically impossible, which naturally led to the development of a storage method: pickling.  As a kind of pickled (salted) vegetable, kimchi was born in Korea around the 7th century.  read more

Kimchi’s nutrition  lifeinkorea.com

Kimchi has played a role as an important source of nutrients in fermented vegetables during the long winter months. It has different kinds of nutrients based on materials and the level of fermentation.  Usually, the materials used in making kimchi have few calories and low levels of sugar, but contain high amounts of fibers, diverse vitamins (especially vitamins A and C), and minerals (such as calcium and iron).  read more

Kimchi, gimchi, kimchee  wikipedia.org

Kimchi, also spelled gimchi or kimchee, is a traditional Korean fermented dish made of seasoned vegetables.  Kimchi is the most common Korean banchan eaten with rice along with other banchan dishes. Kimchi is also a common ingredient and cooked with other ingredients to make dishes such as kimchi stew (kimchi jjigae) and kimchi fried rice (kimchi bokkeumbap).  Moreover, because it is both flavorful and healthy, the world-wide appeal and popularity of kimchi continues to grow.  read more

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No more periods?

Posted by rojung on May 19, 2007

FDA set to OK new birth control  May 18, 2007  usatoday.com

Women looking for a simple way to avoid their menstrual period could soon have access to the first birth control pill designed to let women suppress monthly bleeding indefinitely.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce approval Tuesday for Lybrel, a drug from Wyeth which would be the first pill to be taken continuously.  read more

Lybrel elminates period altogether  April 26, 2007  dailyvidette.com

For many women, being able to eliminate their monthly period would seem like a dream come true.  Thanks to a new birth control pill called Lybrel, this dream may become a reality.  Next month, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve Lybrel, the first contraceptive pill designed to eliminate periods as long as the woman takes it.  read more

Hidden dangers of new pill  April 23, 2007  mercola.com

The U.S. FDA is likely going to approve Lybrel, a birth control pill that eliminates monthly menstruation entirely, in the near future.  No extra risks are known to be caused by this form of the pill, but many people are uneasy about the idea.  read more

Mixed reviews on new birth control April 20, 2007  nytimes.com

For many women, a birth control pill that eliminates monthly menstruation might seem a welcome milestone.  But others view their periods as fundamental symbols of fertility and health, researchers have found.  Rather than loathing their periods, women evidently carry on  complex love-hate relationships with them.  read more

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