Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Power Within



Facts To Remember

Seeing foods makes us eat more. If the clear window of an ice cream freezer is covered, people took 30% less ice cream. Secretaries eat two more candies per day if the treats are kept in a clear bowl vs. an opaque one. Men eat 29% more if you leave the serving dish on the table, and women eat 10% more. On the other hand, people also eat more fruits and vegetables if they are in a bowl on the table, rather than stored in the deep recesses of the refrigerator.

It is likely that people in other countries do not have the problems that we do with overeating because of two things -- size and structure. Their kitchens and pantries are not as big as ours. They do not drive SUVs big enough to transport the mass quantities of food we purchase at warehouse clubs. They often do not drive at all, so they have to haul their purchases home in their arms. We also eat everywhere and at different times throughout the day. In other countries, people eat three meals each day, and they eat in the kitchen and at the table.



The source of addiction isn't the drug or activity itself but a desire for a change of mood.



On this day, August 28 in 1968, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, tens of thousands of Vietnam War
protesters battled police in the streets, while the Democratic Party fell apart over an internal disagreement concerning its stance on Vietnam. Over the course of 24 hours, the predominant American line of thought on the Cold War with the Soviet Union was shattered.

On the streets of Chicago, several thousand anti-war protesters gathered to show their support for Eugene McCarthy and the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley deployed 12,000 police officers and called in another 15,000 state and federal officers to contain the protesters. The situation then rapidly spiraled out of control, with the policemen severely beating and gassing the demonstrators, as well as newsmen and doctors who had come to help.

The ensuing riot, known as the "Battle of Michigan Avenue," was caught on television, and sparked a large-scale change in American society. For the first time, many Americans came out in virulent opposition to the Vietnam War, which they had begun to feel was pointless and wrongheaded. No longer would people give the national government unrestrained power to pursue its Cold War policies at the expense of the safety of U.S. citizens.



1.  the ability to control oneself and determine one's actions
2.  the ability of a person to exert his or her will over the inhibitions of their body or self

Self-control through willpower is the ability to control one's emotions, behavior, and desires in order to obtain some reward, or avoid some punishment. Presumably, some (smaller) reward or punishment is operating in the short term which precludes, or reduces, the later reward or punishment. In psychology it is sometimes called self-regulation.



Steffiana de la Cruz
(born August 28, 1974)
Steffiana de la Cruz is a Filipino-American model and actress. Cruz made four guest appearances on King of Queens, the long-running CBS sitcom on which her husband, Kevin James starred. She appeared in Eddie Money as a masseuse, Damned Yanky and Black List as a manicurist, and in Affair Trade as a bartender (named Sienna). She appeared as Shopper with kids in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which starred her husband Kevin. In 2011, she had the part as Robin in Zookeeper, also starring her husband.

Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black
(born August 28, 1969)
Jack Black is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer, and musician. He is best known for his roles in High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, Bernie and the Kung Fu Panda films.

Jennifer Coolidge
(born August 28, 1961)
Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress and comedian best known for playing "Stifler's mom," the MILF in the film American Pie (1999); Hilary Duff's stepmother in A Cinderella Story (2004); Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel; the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots (2005); for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Betty; and for her regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey as Joey's agent, Bobbie Morganstern. She is also a regular actor in Christopher Guest's mockumentary films. Currently she has a main role in 2 Broke Girls as Sophie, Max and Caroline's Polish upstairs neighbor who owns a cleaning business, from episode 14 of season 1 to present.

David Soul
(born August 28, 1943)
David Soul is an American actor and singer, best known for his role as Detective Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson in the television programme Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979). He became a British citizen in 2004.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
--Margaret Mead
"But that does not guarantee that the change is for the greater good."
--Gene Chambers



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