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Importance Of Green Tea

Green tea is found out to be a good drink. It has anti cancer nutrients and it is better than coca cola, coffee or other black teas. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This antioxidant has twice the benefits of resveratrol, found in red wine.

Bottled green tea has alot of sugar and if you make it on your own then you know how much sugar you put in so brewed by yourself is better than bottled. Lipton Green Tea has a label claiming its powerful antioxidents 190 to be exact it proves it potency in delivering what Green Tea is and why its good for your body.

Decaffeinated brewed green tea contains only 56 milligrams, less than half of the catechins found in an original brew. Flavored brewed green tea has 43 milligrams. Disappointingly, instant green tea has only 12 milligrams.

Here are just a few known health benefits of drinking green tea:

Lowers cholesterol
Aids in weight loss by burning calories
Reduces high blood pressure
Prevents arthritis
Boosts your immune system
Lowers blood sugar
Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay
Slows the aging process
Reduces the risk of heart disease
Reduces the risk of stroke
Lowers the risk of blood clot

You can use either tea bag or dried leaves. greentea smoothens our skin, it helps in our body’s elimination of wastes and body toxins which promotes prolong life with less entire body complications. Oolong tea is good for blood circulation and skin. Green tea may be fine for preventing aging in skin, but will do nothing to help your acne. Green tea has antioxidents which will slow down collogen breakdown, hence it will help to keep skin young looking and delay the onset of wrinkles.

The caffeine in the tea perks up your skin and tightens the skin so it does appear for a few hours that the wrinkles are diminished. However if you want to treat fine lines I would suggest you always use a moisturizer and use a mild anti wrinkle cream at night to prevent further lines and to treat existing lines. It calms the vessels around the eyes and makes them look less tired and worn out. Just heat up the tea bags in water and squeeze them out. Make sure they are not too hot to apply to the eyelid by testing them on the inside of your arm. Make sure the tea bags are cold and just put them over your eyes like you would a cucumber. you should feel a soothing sensation over your eyes

It is believed that the health benefits of jasmine tea may surpass those of green tea. Several studies have found jasmine tea lowers cholesterol levels. Other studies found that fruit flies lived 20% longer when jasmine tea was added to their drinking water.

The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids. And that’s not all. In the lab, green tea helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, whether you drink it or apply it directly to the skin – which is why you’re seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any eco-friendly places in the Everglades?
    I’m looking for hotels, tours, restaurants, or shops that use green practices.

    • ANSWER:
      The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa in Fort Lauderdale is 6 miles from the eastern edge of the Everglades, and is an official member of the Green Hotel Association and is TAG certified…

      http://www.resideo.com/us/florida/fortlauderdale/89858721.hotel

      There are many others — are you looking to stay in a particular city?

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone surprised that the Cowboys Jerry Jones & the NFL are being sued for trying to cheat NFL fans?
    Sure doesn’t surprise me. Especially when it comes to Jerry Jones & the Cowboys. Here is the story.->

    Fans sue Cowboys, NFL over Super Bowl tickets fiasco

    Football fans have filed a lawsuit accusing the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones of deceiving hundreds of people who bought Super Bowl tickets and had no seats, or got seats they felt were inadequate.

    The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Dallas alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices.

    It was filed two days after fans were prevented from having seats at Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium because of a problem with temporary seats.

    One of the plaintiffs is a Cowboys season ticket-holder who said some of Jones’ biggest-spending fans were promised access to Super Bowl tickets and ended up with obstructed views on metal folding chairs.

    “Unfortunately, not all of the ticket-holders to Super Bowl XLV got what they bargained for or what was promised to them,” the lawsuit states.

    Spokesmen for the Cowboys and the NFL had no comment.

    The NFL had announced hours before the game that about 1,250 temporary seats were deemed unsafe, and the league scrambled to find new seats for about 850 people. The remaining 400 were forced to watch the game on TV monitors or from standing-room-only areas.

    The lawsuit alleges that Cowboys fans who paid 0,000 US per seat just for the right to buy season tickets were never told that their Super Bowl seats would be temporary with obstructed views. The lawsuit says the team has offered no compensation for “illegitimate seats.”

    The NFL has said that the roughly 400 fans have two options. The first is a ticket to next year’s Super Bowl and a cash payment of ,400, three times the face value of the ticket. The second is a ticket to any future Super Bowl, along with round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.

    The Packers beat the Steelers 31-25 in the Super Bowl.

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2011/02/09/sp-fans-cowboys-nfl-lawsuit.html?ref=rss

    • ANSWER:
      Not at all. Jerry Jones and the NFL had that coming the moment they decided to sell more tickets than the fire marshal would allow (due to the fact that 400 seats were a fire hazard). The worst part is, even if the 400 seats were put in, there was STILL more tickets sold than seats available. Did the NFL or Jerry Jones care? Obviously not. All they cared about was breaking the Super Bowl attendance record. They were so engulfed by the record that they didn’t take into consideration the number of tickets they were selling.
      Jerry, you’ve had HOW long to prepare for this? You’ve known the Cowboys weren’t going to the Super Bowl more than a month ago, yet in a month’s time you couldn’t have called the fire marshal to see if you could have 400 extra seats? What kind of planning is that? Great way to show off the stadium for the first time internationally Jerry.
      Pardon my French but he’s a Dumb @$$.
      (I meant “you” as if I were talking to Jerry, not YOU as in scooter_the_squirrel_agent.)
      GO PACK GO!!!

  3. QUESTION:
    who would be the most appropriate scottish MP to contact?
    I am a tourism student at college and have been given a huge project to do. I chose to base my project on the benefits of achieving the green tourism award for hotels in Scotland. I will also be concentrating on green practises by organisations in Glasgow, and whether these have had any impact on visitor numbers. I was wondering if there is a scottish mp who deals with environmental practises? I would like to find out their opinions of the practises adopted by hotels and visitor attractions in Glasgow, who should i contact? any help would be great!!

    • ANSWER:
      Click on the link/s below

      This is the guy you want:

      Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism

      Constituency:
      Jim Mather MSP
      31 Combie Street
      Oban
      Argyll
      PA34 4HS

      Parliament:
      Jim Mather MSP
      The Scottish Parliament
      Edinburgh
      EH99 1SP

      Telephone: 01631 571359
      RNID TypeTalk calls welcome
      Fax: 01631 571360

  4. QUESTION:
    What Song to Sing for the Talent Show?
    Well, my friend and his other friend are going to be in this big talent show. I guess for practice or something the two of them are putting one on in his backyard. It’s just friends and family that are going to be in it and go see it. He asked me if I wanted to be in it. I do, I really do. It’s fun to be onstage, and I could use the stage experiance because I want to be a professional musician (in other words a rockstar). I know I’m not that bad of a singer, but what song should I sing? I can’t sing TOO high, and I can’t sing TOO low.

    I’m into these bands and singers:
    Tokio Hotel
    Green Day
    The Beatles
    Pat Benetar
    Flyleaf
    Paramore
    Three Days Grace
    Smash Mouth
    Pink Floyd
    and a lot more, but is there any song from any of these artists or artists like them that maybe I could sing? I’d prefer it not have cuss words or vulgar lyrics (my parents are probably going to be there…and probably a lot of other parents as well.) So yeah, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Another brick in the wall, its a classic by PF

  5. QUESTION:
    Have I done the right thing by leaving my rock band?
    I am the vocalist/rhythm guitar. I made the band with my drummer first, he’s my mate. We planned on making songs like those of Green Day, Tokio Hotel and of the dif type of Nirvana.
    then we took guitarist and a keyboardist. after few very succesful shows, the rest of the band want to change their style of songs(which is not great) and want a new vocalist.
    When I was in the band, we used to(the keybordist, joy and me) used to show off a lot, but really we didn’t BELIEVE that we were great…..we just used to have fun.
    now, the rest really BELIEVE that they are the best band in school and ppl are gonna come begging to them for shows. So they don’t even bother searching for a gig, nor do they want to practise together coz they think that they don’t need to. they don’t search for a new keyboardist coz they think ppl are gonna come begging to be our keyboardist!!!
    So yesterday, I officiALLY QUIT. Did I do the right thing?
    i mean i don’t know if i can find another good drummer…..i am POSITIVELY sure that i can find another good guitarist and bassist and keyboardist…..but not so sure about drummer. And i don’t know what will happen to our frndship?!?!

    • ANSWER:
      Every creative alliance that depends on a group of individuals having the same vision and alignment of purpose, like a band, is often times a tenuous thing. As you have experienced, a taste of a little success can make some people hungry for more or it can make them think that they are great when in fact they may not be.

      When band members are no longer able to see eye-to-eye, then it is entirely possible that some members may not be able to continue on. If the situation was unbearable and you, and the rest of the members of the group, could no longer agree, then it is smart to walk away. But leaving a band, especially since you started the band with your friend the drummer, is never easy. I would imagine that you’re agonizing over the decision, feeling badly about it. A band is a relationship, almost like a marriage. Bands come together over a love of music and a like-minded purpose and usually people feel passionately about those things, so that the decision to leave must have been a painful one.

      You should have a heart-to-heart with your friend, the drummer. At least to keep your friendship intact, if that is important to you. Maybe he can play in two bands? Maybe you and he will create another band that is better than this former band? If your old band doesn’t like to rehearse, then he should have time to play with you?

      The bottom line is, move on! Don’t hold on to a negative experience. Chalk it up to learning and keep looking ahead. When you start your next band, try to keep everyone talking about what it is that they want out of it so that you all always have a good sense of what each other thinks and feels and so that you’re on the same page. Just like any relationship, a lot of communication and a willingness to work out conflicts will go a long way toward keeping the band together.

      One other thing, a group will probably function better if there is someone in a more clearly defined role of leader. That doesn’t mean tyrant or task master, but if you have a clear vision for what you next band should be, then learn how to lead others. A lot of musicians and performers have big egos, but still, within a band, there is usually a need for someone to take a leadership role. Keep that in mind.

      So, move on, start a new band. Call your mate the drummer and make sure he knows you still consider him a friend. And if the time seems right, ask him if he’d like to start a new band with you again. In the meantime, explore new ideas for songs, spend some time getting better at your instrument and spend a little time clearing your head so you can look forward into the future without being held back by negative feelings from the past.

  6. QUESTION:
    Cape Town trip planned – Some queries?
    Hi Folks,
    I am planning a trip to South Africa (Cape Town) in the near future and need some advise from someone who has travelled to that place.
    I am considering booking at Southern Sun, Waterfront which I understand is close to the Green Market Square.
    For my Lunch and diner arrangements, I am considering taking hotel shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront area which I understand has lots of food stalls and moreover it’s very cheap compared to the buffet served at the hotel restaurant. I am told it’s approx R170 per person.
    1. How safe is the V&A Waterfront area ? Is it safe to walk there ?
    2. I am also considering “Garden Route package tour” – The same feeling about the safety aspect come up – How safe is it ?
    3.I am aware of general 10% tipping of the bill which seems to be the general practice if you visit any establishment in SA.

    But, what about tipping when you are at the Safari Game drives i.e How much to tip the Ranger, Tracker ?

    Is it per day tipping or we can tip them at the end of the safari.

    Can we choose to arrange the tipping (payment) on the credit card

    4.Anyone did the Hot Air Ballooning in SA ? Again – Safe, Is it ?

    Read today’s news regarding Hot air Balloon tragedy somewhere in China which claimed lives of some dutch tourist.
    I am also thinking of doing the Bill Harrop’s Hot Air Ballooning near Johannesburg. I am having second thoughts after reading the recent tragedy (above).

    Thanks all in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      1. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is patrolled by private security 24 hours a day. It is one of the safest areas in Cape Town. And one of the few neighborhoods you can walk around at any hour with near impunity. If you need to travel somewhere else safely, there are always metered taxis at the V&A as well.

      2. Tours are reasonably safe. The only real danger is a car accident. There’s safety in numbers. South African criminals are not terrorists equipped for open warfare. And they have no ideological agenda. They’re opportunists who prey on the weak. Tour groups are much too large a target for them. In addition to all the witnesses, there’s also the possibility that someone in the group is armed or trained in combat. They wouldn’t take that risk.

      3. You’d normally tip after the service was provided. If you’re staying at a lodge, then it is likely you’ll have the same ranger and tracker every day you’re there. It is perfectly acceptable to wait until the final game drive for all that. Though they might appreciate it if you ask whether you’d see them again after the first day. They know why you’re asking. So, there’s no need to go into details.

      4. I haven’t done this in South Africa. But I have done it in California (Napa Valley). And I can say, as with any “thrill” ride, there’s no way they’re going to guarantee complete safety 100%. And anyone who says otherwise is lying. A lot of it depends on the weather, as well as the good judgment of the person piloting the balloon. Just remember that you are the customer. And if there are strong winds, you have every right to say no regardless. Winds should not exceed 9 MPH. Additionally, there should be no fog, lightning, or precipitation of any kind.

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      Seriously though, there’s more to South Africa than safety problems. If you’re going to stress through the entire trip, then you’re going to deprive yourself of what should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Take the usual precautions and follow your hotel’s advice when it comes to “no go” areas. But don’t lock yourself in your room with a taser gun either. There’s plenty to do in South Africa. And the vast majority of South Africans are hard working people who are not interested in murdering you.

  7. QUESTION:
    Constructive Critisism For My Story…?
    I wrote a story and i wrote around 15,000 words. I printed it and read it to myself and found that i had little description in it at all. I’ve started a new one to practice but now i’m starting to like it. Please can you read it and tell me if i need to add/change or get better at anything… thanks

    I gasped as I shot up in the bed, sweating and shaking vigorously. My heart would have leapt out of my chest if possible. It thudded, echoing in my ear again and again, and again. My black nightgown burned against the contact of my skin, and I shook against the flames setting fire in my head. My blood was boiling, my face flushed and my body quivering. Another nightmare, same story.
    I slowly got out of the bed and into the bathroom. Pouring water into my hands and on my face, the sudden change of temperature reacted with my living corpse and coolness rushed through my veins. I stood frozen in place, my numb feet standing on the black and baby blue tiles on the ground. The room was silent, well, I was the only one there. The hallway was also silent, which was odd as there were normally drunk people coming back to their rooms around now. Three in the morning, I could tell by the shadows next to the window. It was open, bringing a brief breeze and stale air into the room.
    Walking back into the main room – a lounge and bedroom in one – I noticed certain things around the room, finally taking in the surroundings I’d been living in for the past two weeks.
    There were three paintings on each of the walls, all of single women in an overcrowded city. The cars passed by, and there they were, posing as if they were in a trance.
    Moving on was a dark green rug, not matching with anything in particular. It was stringy and longer rather then wider. The wallpaper was torn near the bed, a message written in the corner from maybe a lonely guest. Bored out of my tiny little skull, how about you?
    No one had yet to reply to her message.
    The room was dark but still easy to see, and most of the light came from the window which helped. The rest came from the crack in the door; the hallway was always lit at whatever time. I rubbed my arm, mainly out of boredom. I was not sleepy, nor did I intend to be. Three o’clock had slowly begun to turn into a routine for me, the nightmares, all a routine. What was in the nightmares however was far from the same. They were all different, scaring me in ways I couldn’t imagine and ways I didn’t think possible. I envied the sound of silence in other rooms. It would mean that they are sleeping peacefully, without seeing vultures and death in the night. I sighed, the sound of my heartbeat slowly becoming steady and quieter.
    Often, on any one of these long and isolated nights, I would imagine myself dying. There was always rope for the curtains in these kinds of hotels, easy. I always imagined tying it to the curtain rail, the hard strong pole. There I would hang, until the hotel man found me wanting to get rid of me, he had other customers who would pay for this dump. I wouldn’t care, I was dead. I wouldn’t care about the other customers, they got gossip to spread after my existence had ended. I wouldn’t care about the hotel man, after al, I had paid him, this would attract more customers – maybe – sounds perfect for everyone, even me. So why don’t I do it?
    The answer is simple really. It’s because I’m a chicken and scared of the process. What if someone finds me in the middle of it? I could end up damaged and scarred for the rest of my life, maybe brain damage. That couldn’t make my life any worse, would it? I shivered at the thought of backing out at the easiest escape, the escape for wimps so everyone says. Is life just a game to se who caves in first?
    The questions circling my head made me feel nauseated. I sat on the end of the bed breathing steadily to myself. Do it.

    The door violently knocked three times.
    My breathing techniques did nothing and I choked out of surprise. I walked over to the door and opened it, meeting the eyes of a short and chubby man in his late forties. Larry, his name was. Larry the hotel man. I heard friends of his call his name as I walked through the hallway and into the darkness. The stains on his cream coloured shirt captured my attention, reminding me of my father. My fathers face through the eyes of a four year old was not very clear, but the stains stuck out nonetheless.
    “Stop screaming kid.” He spat at me, his eyes narrowing in fury and looking down on me. “You’re waking up the customers and loosing me money. It’s the same thing each night, and they’re cancelling the rest of the nights. I told them you can’t do that but they’re not having it, not having it at all. They said they would have the bill let decide, and I can’t have anything to do with the bill, not after the last few years when my son Jeffery ran the place while I was gone. So no more screaming or you’re out.”
    I looked at him wide eyed, wondering why on earth the Larry the hotel
    …hotel man would be telling me all of this. Surely, ‘No Screaming’ would be enough? I watched him, looking aggressively at me, purposely trying to scare me. Like scaring me would do the trick and make me not scream. Did he have any common sense? I decided to reply, he wasn’t moving to leave. Should I apologize?
    “I’m sorry. I’ll be leaving in the morning.” I told him, my voice squeaking and determined to say the whole sentence. I hadn’t spoken in days, the last to buy some food. Even then I merely nodded, muttering thank you as I left and shuffled out the room.

    This is Just the start so there will soon be action / romance etc!

    • ANSWER:
      I hope you find the following comments useful and constructive. I suggest you print the story off and read it out loud. Correct the spelling of course but look at some of the sentences you have used. e.g. My heart would have leapt out of my chest if possible. Try, “if it were possible.” My black nightgown burned against my skin. Try “My black nightgown felt cool against my burning skin.I slowly got out of bed and into the bathroom. Try “and shuffled into the bathroom” or even just ‘went into.’ ‘My living corpse’ does not flow and neither does it make sense. I know what you’re trying to say but that doesn’t say it. Try omitting the word corpse. ‘The room was silent’ try adding “save for the sound of my ragged breathing.” The room was dark but still easy to see, and most of the light came from the window which helped. Try “The room was dark but some light spilled in round the curtains from the lamp outside the window.” Also never use the word ‘and’ after a comma it is not grammatically correct.The door violently knocked three times. Try, “There was a violent knocking on the door.” You then say ‘my breathing techniques did nothing,” but there was no mention of having to use any techniques so it is a bit confusing. “Stop screaming kid,” he spat at me. I thought that was you remembering your father so instead of ‘he’ use Larry. The last two sentences seem to conflict because you are in a shop buying food and then you are “shuffling out of the room.”
      Your description of the room especially the paintings did not flow. Link the sentence that starts ‘The cars passed by’ you need to rewrite that too. ‘Moving on was a dark green rug.’ Try “On the floor near the bed was a dark green rug that looked out of place against the other furniture.” The message on the wall paper is next; Try, “The message read; Bored out of my skull etc.”
      You have a certain style which I rather like but which needs polishing. I think you are trying too hard and as a result you are missing the essentials. You know what you want to say but the reader must be able to read it without having to think what is meant. Having said all that I think that you do have potential and there is a lot of truth in the adage ‘Practice makes perfect.’ Keep at it though because you will get there in the end. Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    “*heavy sigh*”..what next?
    .. I am exhausted just from thinking about explaining this,..this horrible person i have been seeing that i met at the pool hall.. he has been geting very controlling and weird and ..now ,.. i will make it short.. today i bought a Arizona Green Tea and since i still wasn’t finished with it(20 or maybe 30 mins after i bought it) he grabbed it fro me and threw it out of the car while driving.. i got upset..i thought that was rude and .. well i asked him “what the fu^k was that for??!” then he made me get out of the car and i was about 5 miles from my house.. i had to walk then..

    well after around 10pm i went to go practice(since i didn’t get a chance earlier) for a tournament i’m playing in tomorrow and i waited till 10 because i thought he would have been gone already but he was still there, but i pretended i didn’t see him and within a few minutes he came up to me where i was prcticing in the back and asked me if i wanted some of his nachos i looked at him and told him to get away from me… well then i went outside to smoke a cigarette & i guess he thought he would go and get my bra (which i thought i left at the hotel last weekend in vegas when we went) and threw it on the pool table for all to see and when i got to my table i was soo humilated and left with out paying for my time that i was there ..i didn’t take my bra either because i was soo embarrassed .. i mean what kind of a person (especially an adult) does this. I feel so violated .. what should i do,.. i mean..i have to play in a tournament after this… i didn’t deserve that .. what should i do.. i can’t let him get away with that.. i want him to feel what i felt..
    old mister happy with all respect i don’t think you understand.. and thats fine, i made a huge mistake getting involved with this psycho,.. i guess its maybe something you would do too… but yes amy bra on the table was humiliating .. to me any way but,..i’m going to pay the pool hall the $ i owe for the time i was there when i play tomorrow, but i was soo embarrassed i had to leave.if thats childish on my part ,..well then i hope i can grow up…

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend that you stay there; you just haven’t taken enough humiliation and degradation quite yet, or have you? Are you sticking around until he beats you up if he already hasn’t! Or murders you with his hands? Perhaps merely stripping you in public.
      But, on the other hand, maybe you like it!
      Yes, I know, you need sympathy. No you don’t. You need to gtf OUT before you get strangled.
      It’s getting so it’s not HIS problem, but YOURS!
      .

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I get over writers block? (please help!)?
    I’ve been writing non stop for the past couple days on a story I’ve had in my head… but it’s about a girl going to her first year of college, and dealing with classes, drama, friends, boys etc… so kind of like 90210 I guess.. but I can’t figure out what to write now. I’m so stuck! Here’s what I’ve written so far.. please help me figure out what to write!

    Both Ashley, and I got to the elevator, and we carried our suite cases in toe. But Ashley, packed as though she was going to France, for three years. We got to the room, which looked like a bad hotel room, it had plain white walls, ugly pee colored blinds on the walls, beds which had no bed sheets, but a matress, and two desks next to each bed, along with and two dark wood amior’s which were next to the main door. It was so plain in their, it was sad; it needed some color in their badly. I couldn’t imagine that this was where we were going to be living for the next year. But the windows were big, and looked over the outside front of the dorm. So the view was pretty, but that was the only nice thing about it. Ashley and I unpacked for about an hour, and we went down to the little food/supplies shop down at the end of the hill, we got a few sandwhiches, and some lemonade. We took our lunch to the green tables next to the shop, and sat down and ate for a bit.
    “So where are you from?” I said.
    “I’m from Louisana, but my grandparents live out here so it’s not to bad living here, my brother also lives in L.A, because he got into USC.”
    “Oh really, that’s cool. My brother lives in L.A too.”
    “Where were you from?”

    Ashley asked, after she took a bite of her chicken salad sandwhich.

    “I’m from, Sand Diego, so it’s not that far away, but my dad wasn’t really looking forword to me coming to L.A for college even though we kind of live in it already. I guess he was scared of the whole stero type that people gave L.A and how he thinks it changes people.”
    “Yeah, well your dad’s not far off.. I knew this one guy back from highschool and he moved out here. Started out normally, but then got into a whole bunch of the “bad scene” here, and turned crazy. At least that’s what my friends from home said about him, and he hasn’t been back to my town since”.
    “Wow”…

    I said, shocked at her story. Their was some silience for a while, but then two really cute football players were walking by and they stared at us. The guys had huge muscles, were also wearing football jersey’s, I guess they just came out of practice or something. But they stopped at our table. Ashley and I looked at eachother excitedly. One had dirty blond hair, big brown eyes; he seemed to have the type of personality where he was very chill, and a sweet guy. The other guy, had dark black hair, and blue eyes, and very tan. The dirty blond one was speaking,

    “Hi, um are you guys new here?”

    “Yeah, we just got here for freshman year a couple of hours ago.”

    I told him. I never knew so many guys would like me here. Me being the type of girl who had never had a boyfriend in my life. Eventhough I had a bunch of guy friends. I guess you would say, I’ve been stuck in the “friend zone” for years.

    “Oh, well welcome then. I’m Cory, and this is Kyle. We’re sophmore’s here, but we’ll be at your orientation at the football field in thirty minutes. After that, there’s going to be a party at the pool, if you want to come. It’s mostly going to be sophmores, but we could introduce you to people so you guys could feel at home here.”

    “Really?”

    I questioned him, but still excited knowing that I would be going to my first college party! I was stoked!

    “Yeah. Just curious, what are your guys’s names?”
    “Oh sorry about that, I’m Megan, and this is Ashley.”
    “Are you two sisters? You two look a lot a like.”
    “No just roomates?’

    Ashley giggled.

    “Oh… I’m sorry.”
    “No, no, no it’s no big deal.”

    That’s what I have right now. And I’m stuck. what should happen next.. and by the way, do you like it? The story also deals with Megan, with her first love, and career. Please help me figure out what to write! I’m sooo stuck!
    That’s my problem! I can’t figure out a conflict… and this is just a rough draft you know.. and I’m also just a beginner here…

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Need help with algebra question?
    So I am going back to school full time and it’s been a while. I have never been good at math but need to take a placement test upon entry.
    I have no idea HOW to do any of these questions. they are not real test questions they are from a practice website I found. the website gives you an answer key but that doesn’t help. I need help on how to get started, how to go about solving the problems.
    Here are some of the questions: Please keep in mind I already have the answers and I am not looking for answers. I need help on HOW to start them. Here is the website I pulled the questions from, the answers are on the bottom of the page http://www.testprepreview.com/modules/algebra1.htm
    1. If Lynn can type a page in p minutes, what piece of the page can she do in 5 minutes?

    2. If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?

    3. Employees of a discount appliance store receive an additional 20% off of the lowest price on an item. If an employee purchases a dishwasher during a 15% off sale, how much will he pay if the dishwasher originally cost 0?

    4. The sales price of a car is ,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price?

    5. Solve the following equation for A : 2A/3 = 8 + 4A

    6. If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue?

    7. Alfred wants to invest ,000 at 6% simple interest rate for 5 years. How much interest will he receive?

    8. Jim is able to sell a hand-carved statue for 0 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much did the statue originally cost him?

    9. The city council has decided to add a 0.3% tax on motel and hotel rooms. If a traveler spends the night in a motel room that costs before taxes, how much will the city receive in taxes from him?

    10. A student receives his grade report from a local community college, but the GPA is smudged. He took the following classes: a 2 hour credit art, a 3 hour credit history, a 4 hour credit science course, a 3 hour credit mathematics course, and a 1 hour science lab. He received a “B” in the art class, an “A” in the history class, a “C” in the science class, a “B” in the mathematics class, and an “A” in the science lab. What was his GPA if the letter grades are based on a 4 point scale? (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0)

    11. Simon arrived at work at 8:15 A.M. and left work at 10: 30 P.M. If Simon gets paid by the hour at a rate of and time and ½ for any hours worked over 8 in a day. How much did Simon get paid?

    12. Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones, and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she must take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color?

    13. If r = 5 z then 15 z = 3 y, then r =

    14. If 300 jellybeans cost you x dollars. How many jellybeans can you purchase for 50 cents at the same rate?

    15. Lee worked 22 hours this week and made 2. If she works 15 hours next week at the same pay rate, how much will she make?

    16. If 8x + 5x + 2x + 4x = 114, the 5x + 3 =

    17. You need to purchase a textbook for nursing school. The book cost .00, and the sales tax where you are purchasing the book is 8.25%. You have 0. How much change will you receive back?

    18. You purchase a car making a down payment of ,000 and 6 monthly payments of 5. How much have you paid so far for the car?

    19. Your supervisor instructs you to purchase 240 pens and 6 staplers for the nurse’s station. Pens are purchased in sets of 6 for .35 per pack. Staplers are sold in sets of 2 for 12.95. How much will purchasing these products cost?

    20. If y = 3, then y3(y3-y)=

    • ANSWER:
      If you need more variety of questions for practice, you can also use website http://www.examhelp.in

  11. QUESTION:
    I have writers block… can someone please help me figure out what to write? (please)?
    I’ve been writing non stop for the past couple days on a story I’ve had in my head… but it’s about a girl going to her first year of college, and dealing with classes, drama, friends, boys etc… so kind of like 90210 I guess.. but I can’t figure out what to write now. I’m so stuck! Here’s what I’ve written so far.. please help me figure out what to write!

    Both Ashley, and I got to the elevator, and we carried our suite cases in toe. But Ashley, packed as though she was going to France, for three years. We got to the room, which looked like a bad hotel room, it had plain white walls, ugly pee colored blinds on the walls, beds which had no bed sheets, but a matress, and two desks next to each bed, along with and two dark wood amior’s which were next to the main door. It was so plain in their, it was sad; it needed some color in their badly. I couldn’t imagine that this was where we were going to be living for the next year. But the windows were big, and looked over the outside front of the dorm. So the view was pretty, but that was the only nice thing about it. Ashley and I unpacked for about an hour, and we went down to the little food/supplies shop down at the end of the hill, we got a few sandwhiches, and some lemonade. We took our lunch to the green tables next to the shop, and sat down and ate for a bit.
    “So where are you from?” I said.
    “I’m from Louisana, but my grandparents live out here so it’s not to bad living here, my brother also lives in L.A, because he got into USC.”
    “Oh really, that’s cool. My brother lives in L.A too.”
    “Where were you from?”

    Ashley asked, after she took a bite of her chicken salad sandwhich.

    “I’m from, Sand Diego, so it’s not that far away, but my dad wasn’t really looking forword to me coming to L.A for college even though we kind of live in it already. I guess he was scared of the whole stero type that people gave L.A and how he thinks it changes people.”
    “Yeah, well your dad’s not far off.. I knew this one guy back from highschool and he moved out here. Started out normally, but then got into a whole bunch of the “bad scene” here, and turned crazy. At least that’s what my friends from home said about him, and he hasn’t been back to my town since”.
    “Wow”…

    I said, shocked at her story. Their was some silience for a while, but then two really cute football players were walking by and they stared at us. The guys had huge muscles, were also wearing football jersey’s, I guess they just came out of practice or something. But they stopped at our table. Ashley and I looked at eachother excitedly. One had dirty blond hair, big brown eyes; he seemed to have the type of personality where he was very chill, and a sweet guy. The other guy, had dark black hair, and blue eyes, and very tan. The dirty blond one was speaking,

    “Hi, um are you guys new here?”

    “Yeah, we just got here for freshman year a couple of hours ago.”

    I told him. I never knew so many guys would like me here. Me being the type of girl who had never had a boyfriend in my life. Eventhough I had a bunch of guy friends. I guess you would say, I’ve been stuck in the “friend zone” for years.

    “Oh, well welcome then. I’m Cory, and this is Kyle. We’re sophmore’s here, but we’ll be at your orientation at the football field in thirty minutes. After that, there’s going to be a party at the pool, if you want to come. It’s mostly going to be sophmores, but we could introduce you to people so you guys could feel at home here.”

    “Really?”

    I questioned him, but still excited knowing that I would be going to my first college party! I was stoked!

    “Yeah. Just curious, what are your guys’s names?”
    “Oh sorry about that, I’m Megan, and this is Ashley.”
    “Are you two sisters? You two look a lot a like.”
    “No just roomates?’

    Ashley giggled.

    “Oh… I’m sorry.”
    “No, no, no it’s no big deal.”

    That’s what I have right now. And I’m stuck. what should happen next.. and by the way, do you like it? The story also deals with Megan, with her first love, and career. Please help me figure out what to write! I’m sooo stuck!

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Is Chicago about as vulnerable as Mumbai to a Rivereen Style Attack?
    Mumbai had no coast Guard on duty — Chicago has no coast guard on duty. Mumbai has no sea level radar. Chicago has no lake level radar. A zephyr boat was able to get to within 500 yards of the Taj Mahal hotel. A small wooden speedboat boat could get within 50 yards of the base of the Sears Tower. India’s DOD was totally fat, dumb, happy and asleep. USA’s Homeland Security is fat dumb happy and asleep. The Pakistan Terror group that attacked the Taj Mahal had lots of time to practice but only about ,000 to spend. A rivereen style attack on the Sears Tower with a kiloton level explosive device might be even better financed than ,000. The Mumbai attack was based on a fishing vessel to launch the zephyr boats. A small boat headed for the Sears tower could negotiate the lake down from Green Bay, anywhere on that coast. The Indians were living in the world of Duh! We Americans of course are much different, we live in the world of Doh! (like Homer Simpson).

    • ANSWER:
      I have a question to you?!
      How about you stop giving terrorists more ideas?!
      How about you talk to those who handle national security rather than put this stuff in the PUBLIC internet where EVERYBODY could see it? even those without memberships on Yahoo!.com.

  13. QUESTION:
    letter to primisiter??? this is what i wrote so far?
    ok so for our homework and exam practice, we are doing reading and writing, we have to write a letter to the priminsister for homework,

    we have to pususade the priminister to build the new and bigger airport ellcwere

    this is what i wrote

    Dear Mr Brown

    I am writing this letter on to you on behalf of everyone in our area, because we heard that there will be a new and bigger airport in our town.

    We are concerned about the buildings / re construction that will be going on, this will affect the working environment of people who are working near by. and the people who own a business like I do and it will affect my business, as i own a bed and breakfast hotel behind the place where you want to reconstruct, and i will lose alot of paying customers and because they would not want to sleep in a loud environment, because there will be a lot of loud noises and there will be no pavements and will have less space to walk on, there will be a rush hour everyday and will cause a lot of traffics, there will be no green fields for the children’s recreation ground or for people who enjoy family outings and having picnics sitting on the grass in our local park, this wasn’t a concern before as we had a quite community and comfortable happy living environment, they will have to build more roads and pavemants which will cost money,

    I DONT KNOW WHAT ELCE TO PUT, HOW WILL IT AFFECT ME AND OTHERS, HOW WILL IT AFFECT THE ENVIROMANT TO BUID AND AIRPORT NEXT TO HOUSES AND STUFF,

    PLZ CAN YOU SUGEST SOME TIPS???

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Husband cheated. Read the facts. Do you think he will do it again.?
    Read the facts:
    -we’ve been married 8 years (since he was 20 and I was 25)
    -we have two kids together and three from my previous marriage
    -my mom died last september, my grandma died this aug. 28
    -this past summer we spent a lot of time apart (he in hospital 3 weeks, I at overnight camps for scouts and football practice nightly in august)
    -final time apart aug 23-27 while he out of town at hotel for a class for job, and then the following sunday while I planned funeral
    -on aug. 30 my husband said he was leaving after funeral. said it had nothing to do with a woman when asked by me. said because of arguments and me not listening (these were true before my mother died last year, but in past year, not too much arguing as I was grieving).
    -on aug. 31st daughter said over the weekend while i was out of town planning funeral he had been on phone all day. I checked call logs and found many calls to/from two numbers starting while he at hotel for class, ended up being ex girlfriend he dated for 4-6 months 9 yrs ago-they did not have sex at that time- he broke up with to date me–he says the reason broke up with her because I was pretty. I never knew about her then.
    -aug 31st he leaves and stays in a hotel 5 mins from me (she lives 2 hours away). Befire he goes he signs a financially generous separation agreement I drafted.
    -september 2 he stays at hotel with his parents near funeral
    -september 3, we go camping together as a family…pre planned trip before drama we decided to keep. we talk ALOT and have sex before we go. I tell him I am there for him. He calls and tells her its over, he loves me, and has to try to make it work. She cries and begs him.
    -he comes home and things are great
    -I ask him if it was just phone calls or did they have sex or see each other–he looks at tv first while saying no, then I ask him to look me in my eyes, he looks me in my eyes and says no
    -while home he tells me he doesnt deserve me, he loves me, he wants to be with me the rest of his life, he knows what he has know (like I said things are going great)
    -now YESTERDAY I find out from her that they slept together at the hotel. She called him and the same night came over and he did it.
    -I confront him calmly about it…he repeateadly says he does not care what she says, he didnt do it, I tell him she sent copies of messages he sent about them having sex, and he says he does not know what he was talking about but they didnt do it….and then after me continuousy saying be honest so we can work past it he tells me the truth.
    -He says he is sorry and will do anything to make it up to me and he knows what he has with me and for a minute he didnt.
    - I know for a fact he has not talked to her since the campground break up, and he has never cheated before. He says after he has had time to think about it he realizes she was a whore and the grass wouldn’t have been greener.
    -He says he will NEVER do it again and don’t know why he did in the first place because he always said he would never cheat on me. When he was a teenager before we were married, he did cheat on girlfriends.
    I don’t want to be with him if it is likely to happen again.
    But since there were underlying issues — the time apart, time grieving, arguing on my part, not listening on my part, should I give it a shot that maybe if those issues have been addressed this won’t happen again?

    • ANSWER:
      If he “doesn’t know” why he did it, then what’s to prevent it from happening again? Sorry’s not good enough: he needs to figure out what drove him to first cheat and then blatantly lie, and work with you (and possibly a counselor) to fix those issues. If he doesn’t want to put in that work, then I wouldn’t stick around.

      And in regard to your edit, maybe you’ve got a bit of work to do on your side, too. But that still doesn’t excuse his behavior. He could have made it clear to you that he was thinking of straying, he could have asked directly for a separation, he could have done any number of things that didn’t involve lying and cheating. That part’s all on him.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I get over writers block? (please help!)?
    I’ve been writing non stop for the past couple days on a story I’ve had in my head… but it’s about a girl going to her first year of college, and dealing with classes, drama, friends, boys etc… so kind of like 90210 I guess.. but I can’t figure out what to write now. I’m so stuck! Here’s what I’ve written so far.. please help me figure out what to write!

    Both Ashley, and I got to the elevator, and we carried our suite cases in toe. But Ashley, packed as though she was going to France, for three years. We got to the room, which looked like a bad hotel room, it had plain white walls, ugly pee colored blinds on the walls, beds which had no bed sheets, but a matress, and two desks next to each bed, along with and two dark wood amior’s which were next to the main door. It was so plain in their, it was sad; it needed some color in their badly. I couldn’t imagine that this was where we were going to be living for the next year. But the windows were big, and looked over the outside front of the dorm. So the view was pretty, but that was the only nice thing about it. Ashley and I unpacked for about an hour, and we went down to the little food/supplies shop down at the end of the hill, we got a few sandwhiches, and some lemonade. We took our lunch to the green tables next to the shop, and sat down and ate for a bit.
    “So where are you from?” I said.
    “I’m from Louisana, but my grandparents live out here so it’s not to bad living here, my brother also lives in L.A, because he got into USC.”
    “Oh really, that’s cool. My brother lives in L.A too.”
    “Where were you from?”

    Ashley asked, after she took a bite of her chicken salad sandwhich.

    “I’m from, Sand Diego, so it’s not that far away, but my dad wasn’t really looking forword to me coming to L.A for college even though we kind of live in it already. I guess he was scared of the whole stero type that people gave L.A and how he thinks it changes people.”
    “Yeah, well your dad’s not far off.. I knew this one guy back from highschool and he moved out here. Started out normally, but then got into a whole bunch of the “bad scene” here, and turned crazy. At least that’s what my friends from home said about him, and he hasn’t been back to my town since”.
    “Wow”…

    I said, shocked at her story. Their was some silience for a while, but then two really cute football players were walking by and they stared at us. The guys had huge muscles, were also wearing football jersey’s, I guess they just came out of practice or something. But they stopped at our table. Ashley and I looked at eachother excitedly. One had dirty blond hair, big brown eyes; he seemed to have the type of personality where he was very chill, and a sweet guy. The other guy, had dark black hair, and blue eyes, and very tan. The dirty blond one was speaking,

    “Hi, um are you guys new here?”

    “Yeah, we just got here for freshman year a couple of hours ago.”

    I told him. I never knew so many guys would like me here. Me being the type of girl who had never had a boyfriend in my life. Eventhough I had a bunch of guy friends. I guess you would say, I’ve been stuck in the “friend zone” for years.

    “Oh, well welcome then. I’m Cory, and this is Kyle. We’re sophmore’s here, but we’ll be at your orientation at the football field in thirty minutes. After that, there’s going to be a party at the pool, if you want to come. It’s mostly going to be sophmores, but we could introduce you to people so you guys could feel at home here.”

    “Really?”

    I questioned him, but still excited knowing that I would be going to my first college party! I was stoked!

    “Yeah. Just curious, what are your guys’s names?”
    “Oh sorry about that, I’m Megan, and this is Ashley.”
    “Are you two sisters? You two look a lot a like.”
    “No just roomates?’

    Ashley giggled.

    “Oh… I’m sorry.”
    “No, no, no it’s no big deal.”

    That’s what I have right now. And I’m stuck. what should happen next.. and by the way, do you like it? The story also deals with Megan, with her first love, and career. Please help me figure out what to write! I’m sooo stuck!

    • ANSWER: