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  • Download Minecraft PE 1.5.0 APK Aquatic Update Full Version (7/9/2018) by admin Posted in: Minecraft PE 1.5.0 APK

    Minecraft PE 1.5.0 is the second of the three update stages for Aquatic Update. Also Minecraft PE will get another update, which is scheduled for mid-August and will be designated Minecraft 1.6.0 version. minecraft pe free download android

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    • Water looks completely new
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  • Fibromyalgia: Disease Or Marketing Ploy? (1/29/2018) by admin Posted in: Other

    (AP) Two drugmakers spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year to raise awareness of a murky illness, helping boost sales of pills recently approved as treatments and drowning out unresolved questions – including whether it’s a real disease at all.

    Key components of the industry-funded buzz over the pain-and-fatigue ailment fibromyalgia are grants – more than $6 million donated by drugmakers Eli Lilly and Pfizer in the first three quarters of 2008 – to nonprofit groups for medical conferences and educational campaigns, an Associated Press analysis found.

    That’s more than they gave for more accepted ailments such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Among grants tied to specific diseases, fibromyalgia ranked third for each company, behind only cancer and AIDS for Pfizer and cancer and depression for Lilly.

    Fibromyalgia draws skepticism for several reasons. The cause is unknown. There are no tests to confirm a diagnosis. Many patients also fit the criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and other pain ailments.

    Experts don’t doubt the patients are in pain. They differ on what to call it and how to treat it.

    Many doctors and patients say the drugmakers are educating the medical establishment about a misunderstood illness, much as they did with depression in the 1980s. Those with fibromyalgia have often had to fight perceptions that they are hypochondriacs, or even faking their pain.

    Source: CBS News

  • The WOW Factor (1/29/2018) by admin Posted in: HEALTH AND WELLNESS, INSPIRING STORIES, LIFE STYLE DESIGN

    By Dr. Leslie Hewitt

    What is a miracle? Whatever your belief system is, I think we can all agree that when we live authentically through our own unique gifts we experience an elevated heart-centered reality. Source energy (spirit, love, joy, appreciation, gratitude, and truth) moves through us so powerfully that synchronicity occurs, synergy magnifies, the perfect people, places, and events line up so that we manifest our true and amazing human potential. I have chosen a career from a heart-centered place. I serve humanity from a place of holism, and my ambition has meaning.

    There is a new way of being emerging and that’s consciousness. This is a state in our bodies that is the secret of humanity. It has always been present so it’s actually not new but for whatever reason we have suppressed it. Our thoughts, emotions, and feelings affect this consciousness matrix. We need to get back to the truth of holism and heart-based ambition with meaning. It’s a core cellular feeling. And what better place to explore and expand this core cellular consciousness matrix than in the school systems with children and young people that need our knowledge for healthier living and making better choices.

    In this drug crazed world, statistics are demonstrating that females are ten times more likely to be prescribed an anti-depressant which is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor. When girls live in dopamine producing environments such as the busy schedules placed on them today to participate in every event and maintain a 4.0 GPA; their serotonin diminishes and they feel overwhelmed, fatigued, and depressed.

    Statistics are also demonstrating that boys are ten times more likely to be prescribed Ritalin because it tones down their desire to stimulate dopamine which is the brain chemical that males thrive on. Boys crave stimulation such as new things, goals, tasks, competition, and the remote control or computer games. Did you know that a boy with a remote control or constant video games is actually stimulating dopamine?

    How many times have you heard “what you focus on expands?” Reality exists where we create a focus. We are participants in an unfolding reality and it’s time for us to get back to the philosophy of wellness. Our kids are overweight, over medicated, stressed out, and out of control. There are four medicine-less measurements of wellness that school systems can integrate by incorporating sports, exercise programs, seminars, and fun fund raising events. It’s time for me to share my education, knowledge, and wisdom with our elementary and high school education system. It’s time to help our young people have a brighter future. It’s time to raise the awareness in our schools, in our communities, and in our families. Our kids need our help!

    Dr. Leslie Hewitt graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1999 and practices in Danville, CA. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. She is a Qualified Medical Examiner and the President for the California Chiropractic Association in Contra Costa County. Dr. Hewitt is a Master Trainer for the United States Water Fitness Association and certified by the American Council on Exercise. She is called upon regularly to write articles for health magazines and web sites. She is the Founder/CEO of a brand new organization called The-WOW-Factor which embraces wellness: an emerging necessity in the school systems with childhood obesity, diabetes, ADD, and other childhood illnesses. Dr. Hewitt is a keynote speaker and shares the latest information occurring in health care with new clinical studies that support the need for sports and exercise for kids through movement, breath, belief, and nutrition.

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    How many of you have big dreams and just don’t know where to begin? Living in the question mark is like being a free agent on the planet with a blank canvass with which to create. Clarity creates more momentum, more comfortability, and the question marks of life become exciting and adventurous. There is no question more important or enduring than this: Are you happy? This CD helps you to get clear and get organized with action steps, affirmations, and reminders about how to to stay healthy during the process.

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  • Kurtis the Stock Boy and Brenda the Checkout Girl (1/29/2018) by admin Posted in: INSPIRING STORIES

    In a supermarket, Kurtis, the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice came over the loud speaker asking for a carry out at register. Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and decided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand, a distant smile caught his eye, the new check-out girl was beautiful. She was an older woman (maybe 26, and he was only 22) and he fell in love.

    Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clock to find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly at him, took her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her card, BRENDA.

    He walked out only to see her start walking up the road. Next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and offered her a ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted. When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. She simply said it wasn’t possible.

    He pressed and she explained she had two children and she couldn’t afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter. Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date for the following Saturday.

    That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have her tell him that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter had called and canceled. To which Kurtis simply said, “Well, let’s take the kids with us.” She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but again not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda, brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was just as cute as a bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, in a wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome.

    Kurtis asked Brenda, “I still don’t understand why the kids can’t come with us?” Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had disabilities – just like her first husband and father of her children had done. Kurtis was not ordinary he had a different mindset.

    That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner and the movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care of him. When he needed to use the restroom, he picked him up out of his wheelchair, took him and brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the end of the evening, Brenda knew this was the man she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life with.

    A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children. So what happened to Kurtis the stock boy and Brenda the check-out girl? Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in Arizona , where he is currently employed as the quarterback of the National Football League Arizona Cardinals and has his Cardinals in the hunt for a possible win in the Super Bowl. Is this a surprise ending or could you have guessed that he was not an ordinary person?

    It should be noted that he also quarterbacked the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. He has also been the NLF’s Most Valuable Player twice and the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player.

    They now have a total of 7 children, 5 of theirs and 2 of Brenda’s.

  • Blueprint For Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors (1/28/2018) by admin Posted in: HEALTH AND WELLNESS, INSPIRING STORIES, LIFE STYLE DESIGN

    Written By: Dr. Hardy

    What it is that is keeping you from living life to the fullest? A troubled marriage, perhaps? Anxiety, Depression? A drinking or weight problem? A dead end job? Feeling of inferiority, memories of an unhappy childhood, or guilt over past mistakes that you can’t seem to shake? If you contemplate this question, and if you realize that these scenarios are a re-occurring pattern—you may be victims of your own self-defeating behaviors (SDBs). The exact definition of an SDB is a behavior that initially started to help an individual cope with a negative experience. But, over time the behavior becomes counter-productive, and negative.

    Example: A child who experiences neglect and criticism might learn shyness to avoid these negative experiences. If this pattern continues on in life, the shy child becomes a painfully shy adult who has trouble developing and maintaining relationships—both in his private, and professional life.


    Research that Dr. Cudney and I conducted at Western Michigan University, indicated that the average person in our culture practices six SDBs. The SDBs range from mild: Perfectionism, worry, negativity, etc. to severe: Rage, drug abuse, Post Traumatic Stress, etc. Practicing an SDB doesn’t mean you have emotional problems, or that you are “sick” It means that you are afraid to stop the behavior today, because down in that dark storage area of your memory system the SDB is stored under the heading “A FRIEND THAT ONCE HELPED ME.” SDBs were learned and reinforced unconsciously. Today, you are being controlled by negative external forces that have been internalized. Institutions in our culture—family members, schools, churches, etc. are too often sources of experiences that breed SDBs: prejudice, violence, abuse, etc. It was these negative environmental influences that started the SDBs. And, in the process we moved from being a victim to victimizing ourselves.


    People repeat their SDBs because their goal is to be protected and safe. The mistake they make is that they pick the wrong behavior to protect themselves—an SDB. Ironically, people do not understand what the SDB promises, and what the SDB delivers are at severe variance: Perfectionism does not deliver respect, and on-going superior results. Perfectionism delivers conflict, disappointment, and frustration. Worrying does not deliver excellent preparation for things that might go wrong in the future. Worrying delivers tension, anxiety, and fear of the future.


    There is mathematical logic in the theory to eliminate SDBs. A law is not steps, tips, or suggestions. A law distinguishes the moving parts at work behind a phenomenon that is observable. And, laws are invariable. Following are the five laws to eliminate SDBs.

    Law 1: Identify the SDB

    At some level of awareness, individuals know that they have problems with SDBs such as: Life style issues, worrying, anger, depression, etc. Reflect on what are the negative behaviors that keep re-occurring in your life.

    LAW 2: Identify the SDB trigger pattern

    An SDB trigger pattern has three dimensions: A particular person or group, A particular time of day, week, month, or year, and A particular situation or location. When I was obese, my trigger pattern was lunch and dinner, at restaurants, with a friend (dining was a part of a social ritual for me).


    SDBs do not come upon us. We re-create them by using a specific pattern of thoughts and behaviors, I call these “action tools”. There is a split second between the triggering situation, and the moment we choose to respond to that moment with an SDB. It is this split second that allows us the opportunity not to repeat the SDB, and respond with a life giving thoughts and behaviors—the exact moment of change.

    What are the SDB “action tools” to repeat PERFECTIONISM: Rigidity adhering to high standards, being self-critical of any imperfections, apologizing for not being good enough—an A minus instead of an A, verbally criticizing others for their performance, etc.


    As millions of Americans know, simply trying to stop the SDB is a recipe for on-going failure. You cannot replace something with nothing. You can identify healthy replacement behaviors from a number of sources: Your past, what did you before the negative experiences that led you to develop the SDB? Observe healthy role models, Listen to you body, and your wiser self, and Elicit feedback from others. I knew exactly what to do to defeat my weight issues: Focus on eating smaller portions, and healthier food, and build in an on-going exercise routine. I followed through with these replacement behaviors, and it worked!!! The last line of defense that allows individuals to continue to repeat their SDBs is to know what to do, and NOT DO IT!!!


    Individuals eliminate SDBs the same way that individuals get to Carnegie Hall: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. It is important to known that when you start “catching yourself” in new moments of life, and begin replacing your SDB with healthy behaviors that you will initially experience failures, and disappoints. But, over time it would become a natural response with many positive outcomes. If a person shaves with his right hand, and switches to his left hand think about how difficult that adjustment would be initially. The same holds true for eliminating SDBs. Common mistakes are: Trying to do it perfectly, Expecting too much too soon, fearing success or fear of revealing other SDBs, and Replacing one SDB with another SDB. Our culture believes that making positive behavioral corrections is hard and difficult. The exact opposite is true. Living with the on-going negative consequences of SDBs is hard and difficult. Living with the positive outcomes of healthy behaviors is easy. When I weighted over 300 pounds that was hard and difficult, weighting 184 pounds is….”EASY CITY”. So, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!

    Dr. Hardy received his doctorate’s degree from Western Michigan University, in 1971, where he was a Mott Foundation Scholar. In 1991, he co-authored SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIORS(Harper/Collins). The book was published inter-nationally, and remains in publication. It is considered the classic work on why/how people repeat counter-productive behaviors. In 1996, he co-authored THE SELF-DEFEATING ORGANIZATION (Addison/Wesley). This book applies his models to teams, groups, and organizations.

    He is a Minnesota Licensed Psychologist. His work has been vast and extensive, ranging from maximum security correctional settings to corporate executives and professional athletics. The past ten years, he has been applying his models to developing healthy lifestyles, and helping individuals

    scope more effectively with the psycho-social-emotional responses to physical pain. Dr. Hardy has lectured widely, and for many years his weight was around 300 pounds. The reaction of a certain percentage of those in attendance was “ Is this guy a Psychologist or a Comedian?”FINALLY, he applied his behavioral change models to himself. Currently, his weight is 185 pounds, and he has maintained that loss for a number of years. Visit him at: