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  • 15 Feb 2014
    Dear Readers,         Nowadays, obesity has become a growing problem in our society. Technology has brought us to a new era of information where you can work, entertain or study at home right at your desk. However, it has created a new disease, OBESITY. Despite all effort to reduce the spreading of obesity, it continues to grow as more and more people use internet to find information or entertainment online. They don't even have to drag their butts out of the house to buy necessities such as food, groceries etc... People no longer stand on their feet, they 'stand' on their butts.          Sitting in an extended long period cause more harm than good. Many of you may not notice that you spend awful lot of time sitting and very little time standing or walking. Some people don't even know why they're gaining weight and especially around the waist area. They exercise 45 minutes every day and eat very healthy but they can't understand why their weight either remain the same or keep gaining weight little by little.          Now, a question probably pops up in your head : How is that possible ? Well, let me tell you something that I rarely see people mention. If you spend an hour for 'standing' activities and the rest for sitting, you're going to have a bad time trying to lose weight. Why ? Very simple, despite that fact that you exercise 45 minutes every day, a majority of calories burn comes from the daily simple activities such walking and standing up. According to an article I read earlier on nytimes.com, when you sit for an extended amount of time, your metabolism drops by 50% and your body consumes less calories. A grown-up human body needs about 2000 calories everyday to maintain its weight (the number may be different depending on your gender, weight and age). So let's say you spend 45 minutes jogging and burn about 300 calories, and you take in only 1500 calories. That gives you 1200 calories to  spend for the rest of the day and you probably think your body will consume them all and some of your fat by the end of the day. That's not gonna happen if you spend the rest of your day sitting in front of the computer.         As I mentioned earlier, when you sit, your metabolism drops about 50%. So if your body needs 2000 calories to maintain weight, it comes down 1000 when you sit for a whole day. Have you ever calculate how much time you spend sitting down ( at work, at school or in front of the computer) ? Probably not. I was like that before, I exercise everyday and I've become vegetarian. But I don't understand why after 2 months, I didn't drop even a single pound. So I went to the internet and tried to find out what my problem was. None could answer that question for me until I found the aforementioned article. Then I really struck me. When I think about how much time I spend sitting in the chair everyday, I was shocked to notice that I spent roughly 1 hour every doing activities that involved standing up. Then I realized I needed a change in my lifestyle, a change that I really need after all these years. I started standing a work instead of sitting like 'normal people'. It was really painful when I first started. It hurt my back, my heels, and almost everywhere from the feet up.At some point, I can't even feel my leg. But I notice something , my posture is improving, my concentration is better and I no longer get tired. It's an amazing feeling that I've never had before. Most of you after spending 8 hours at work probably feel tired but not for me. My legs may be sore but the rest of me feel alive. And I couldn't press enough how important standing up at work has change my life.       Although, I haven't gone through the first week of standing up at work (so fat I'm only at day 3), I'm telling you it feels pretty good. So, I wrote this article for people who have the same problem like me or someone else who need to lose weight. STOP SITTING. If you spend more time sitting than standing, you're going to have a bad time losing weight. Anyway, well I don't know what the point of writing it knowing that it's not going to be read but if it is ever read by someone, I hope it helps that someone have a healthier life.           
    4904 Posted by sad romance
  • 15 Feb 2014
    Oceans apart day after dayAnd I slowly go insaneI hear your voice on the lineBut it doesn't stop the painIf I see you next to neverHow can we say foreverWherever you goWhatever you doI will be right here waiting for youWhatever it takesOr how my heart breaksI will be right here waiting for youI took for granted, all the timesThat I thought would last somehowI hear the laughter, I taste the tearsBut I can't get near you nowOh, can't you see it babyYou've got me goin' crazyWherever you goWhatever you doI will be right here waiting for youWhatever it takesOr how my heart breaksI will be right here waiting for youI wonder how we can surviveThis romanceBut in the end if I'm with youI'll take the chanceOh, can't you see it babyYou've got me goin' crazyWherever you goWhatever you doI will be right here waiting for youWhatever it takesOr how my heart breaksI will be right here waiting for you
    4853 Posted by sad romance
  • 15 Feb 2014
    I've been alone with youInside my mindAnd in my dreams I've kissed your lipsA thousand timesI sometimes see youPass outside my doorHello!Is it me you're looking for?I can see it in your eyesI can see it in your smileYou're all I've ever wantedAnd my arms are open wide'cause you know just what to sayAnd you know just what to doAnd I want to tell you so muchI love youI long to see the sunlight in your hairAnd tell you time and time againHow much I careSometimes I feel my heart will overflowHello!I've just got to let you know'cause I wonder where you areAnd I wonder what you doAre you somewhere feeling lonely?Or is someone loving you?Tell me how to win your heartFor I haven't got a clueBut let me start by saying I love youHello!Is it me you're looking for?'cause I wonder where you areAnd I wonder what you doAre you somewhere feeling lonely?Or is someone loving you?Tell me how to win your heartFor I haven't got a clueBut let me start by saying I love you
    2657 Posted by sad romance
  • 28 Feb 2014
    Competition is fierce in the world of on-demand transportation. The consumer demand for better, more convenient car service has exploded over the last two years, and startups are racing to capitalize. In fact, the race is now so heated that it seems some companies are willing to try anything to put the brakes on their competitors. As one of the early movers in a staunch, union-controlled market, Uber is familiar with pushing against boundaries. It’s been known to offer perks to drivers from competitive services to get them to switch, including $50 gas cards just for stopping by its headquarters and signing bonuses for those who switch. But with Gett’s claims today, it appears as if Uber’s aggressive tactics may have gone too far. Gett launched its black car service and hailing app this fall in New York City with the goal of offering a better, more affordable alternative to services existing black car services. With a $100 million run rate and a growing international business, Gett’s arrival was hardly lost on Uber. To welcome its competitor to New York, Gett claims that, over a span of three days last week, Uber employees ordered and then cancelled more than 100 of its cars. Gett CEO Jing Herman equates Uber’s move to a malicious denial-of-service attack, as more than a dozen Uber employees worked together to request rides from its competitor. In some cases, the CEO says, they would wait until the Gett cars had nearly arrived before canceling their order. Once they requested a Gett car, the Uber employees would have access to the driver’s number. On Tuesday, one of these Uber employees then texted as many of the drivers as they could, attempting to recruit them into the fold. In copies of the text shared with TechCrunch by Gett, the Uber employee offered Gett drivers money to come over to their camp — not unlike the methods they’ve previously used on mustachioed competitor, Lyft. Uber, when contacted about the incident, confirmed that its employees had attempted to recruit Gett drivers. Through Spokesman Andrew Noyes, Uber admitted that its “local teams can be pretty determined when spreading the word about Uber and how our platform opens up new economic opportunities for drivers.” Depending on where one sits, the word “determined” is either a fair descriptor of an ambitious, if not zealous philosophy, or a hilarious understatement. Uber’s statement, of course, showed that the company was aware that its business practice had likely crossed the line, but qualified that by saying that Uber had then paid any necessary cancellation fees. Whether that makes up for the “transgression” or not, remains to be seen. The statement reads: It was likely too aggressive a sales tactic and we regret the team’s approach to outreach of these drivers. But to be clear there was no time spent by the providers as the requests were canceled immediately and Uber did pay cancellation fees for these requests. We have messaged city teams to curtail activities that seek lead generation by requesting transportation services. Gett, of course, was none too happy about the incident, as the CEO explained that it, unsurprisingly, had a disruptive effect on its business. Once Gett learned that it was in fact a coordinated effort and not random cancellations, Herman said that the company “quickly blocked the attack” and was able to prevent the system from being compromised. It has also immedliately blocked the dozen or so Uber employees from its system, which will prevent them from using Gett (at least under their own name) in the future. In documents shared with TechCrunch containing the order forms resulting from Uber employees’ requests, it’s also clear that this not just some Uber intern who was coerced into launching a black car-style DDoS or a rogue employee. In fact, the dozen or so Uber employees whose names appear on the orders include a social media manager, operations manager, community manager and its general manager. While Uber’s actions may be cutthroat and a bit over-zealous, just how far over the line Uber went remains to be seen. It’s not clear whether Uber could find itself on the wrong side of the law following this stunt and whether or not it qualifies as an unfair business, which is, of course, illegal under more than a few state’s laws. For the time being, Gett declined to comment on whether or not it would be pursuing any form of legal action. In competitive markets like the one Uber and Gett are operating in, a certain amount of “shenanigans” and “tomfoolery” are to be expected. While it remains to be seen what will come of this event if anything, it should at the very least make clear to Uber that if it continues down this road, lawyers and courtrooms likely await. For more, find Uber’s official response here.
    872 Posted by sad romance
Entertainment 5,445 views Feb 15, 2014
Nasus

The enigmatic creature known as Nasus came to the League from a faraway world, and served as part of a vast and learned desert empire. There he was a respected and enlightened individual, having been made the Keeper of the Great Library. However, he was also part of a race of animalistic creatures that served as the rulers and protectors of the people. Unfortunately, there were others of his kind that believed they were more than protectors. They were under the egotistical delusion that they had ascended to become gods. War on Nasus's world was never more than a breath away, as these deluded others sought to enslave the people and establish a totalitarian sovereignty. In the midst of a heated battle, just as Nasus was about to slay his treacherous brother  Renekton, he was pulled through the cosmos to a summoning circle in Runeterra.

At first angered that he had been taken just as he was about to cripple the enemies of his people, Nasus' advanced intellect won out when he heard the pleas for mercy from the summoners. He learned that Runeterra was also filled with its own brand of injustice. This danger was no less threatening than what he had fought against at home, and champions were needed to protect the people of this world. Heeding the call, Nasus chose to take his place in the League of Legends, knowing that his brothers and sisters would carry on the fight back home. These days, he is the Curator of the Sands, feeling most at home in the crumbling ruins of the Shurima Desert. However, recent disturbing news has reached the Keeper's ears - rumors that perhaps his brother had not in fact been left behind. If this were the case, the destruction of Renekton would quickly become Nasus' main priority, before this world to faces the threats of his brother's forked-tongue and endless ambition.

"The Curator of the Sands, though contemplative, is not to be trifled with."