LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!

Dog People vs. Cat People: The Surprising Differences.

 

Hunch.com recently polled more than 200,000 pet owners to find out if they were dog people or cat people. The site then crossed those responses with lifestyle surveys and arrived at the following conclusions. Anything sound familiar?

Dog people:
 15% more likely to be extroverts
Cat people: 11% more likely to be introverts

 

Dog people: 36% more likely to use a pop song as a ringtone
Cat people: 14% more likely to cling to friends at a party

Dog people: 67% more likely to call animal control if they happen upon stray kittens
Cat people: 21% more likely to try to rescue stray kittens

Dog people: 11% more likely to say they’d support cloning, but only for animals or pets
Cat people: 17% more likely to have completed a graduate degree

Dog people: 18% more likely to consider Paul McCartney their favorite Beatle
Cat people: 25% more likely to consider George Harrison their favorite Beatle

Dog people: 9% more likely to think of zoos as happy place
Cat people: 10% more likely to send messages on Twitter

Dog people: 30% more likely to enjoy slapstick humor and impressions
Cat people: 21% more likely to enjoy ironic humor and puns

 

 

 

Both dog and cat people:
– Talk to animals of all kinds
– Are equally likely to have a four-year degree
– Dislike animal-print clothing

 

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2 Much Play???

Today I missed class, not cause I’m not a serious student (which I am aspiring for) or any of that stuff…I just didn’t go cause I felt unprepared. I wonder if that sounds silly by itself but first hear me out before you pass any judgement. The thing is that there was this test (so you see the basis for my reservations) and I haven’t even covered a quarter of the syllabus and there was no way on Earth I was going to stroll into class with an empty coconut for a head. For other courses, maybe but chemistry? Never!

I stayed in the hostel to at least to read up some of the stuff I missed out on and I honestly don’t know how far I went with that either! What with the tons and tons of distractions, I couldn’t even have my head screwed on properly. You know how it is, I take it we all have been there some time…and now with the facebooking and the tweeting, let us not forget the skyping paroles, it’s sort of hard to just leave your computer on your study page.

I have to say it got me thinking. You know, how as a christian I am distracted on all sides. When I know for a fact that most of the things I might personally enjoy might cost me Heaven. So I feel horrible, blame myself, repent and then do it all over again!! It is so crazy, I have to be the biggest moron n Earth! I surprise myself, I’m actually coming to terms with that and it dawns on me more when I realise I have yet another chemistry class tomorrow!

So as I think about it now, I’m wondering how I am going to ace that test tomorrow and also how I am going to impress God on the day of judgement. For some reason, I am quite confident I am not alone on this one. There are countless girls I know who have found themselves in this same dilemma. I need help and I need it asap but don’t we all??

May God help me.

Let’s Pray for ASUU…

What is it with this people exactly??? So they have gone on strike again…who else hasn’t gotten the memo? Honestly, I don’t know what to say, I’m tired of complaining so I say we pray. After all, all our complaining hasn’t changed anything.

THE STORY…..

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has ordered its members to embark on strike following the Federal Government’s refusal to implement the agreement it signed with the union in 2009. The strike commenced midnight on Sunday.

The government had promised to honour the agreement reached two years ago on the adequate funding of the universities and other sundry issues after a meeting with ASUU in September.

A Memorandum of Understanding by both parties was signed at the meeting with the Ministers of Education and Labour and Productivity in attendance.

ASUU President, Prof.Ukachukwu Awuzie, said in Port Harcourt on Sunday, that the government had deliberately refused to honour the agreement.

Awuzie regretted that rather than executing the content of the accord, the government sacked the Implementation Monitoring Committee that served as the forum for a dialogue with ASUU on the dispute.

He wondered why the government did not make any move to implement the core components of the agreement, even when the union granted its (government) request for a two-month grace to begin the implementation process.

Awuzie said, “NEC, having noted that the Federal Government neglected, failed and refused to implement the core components of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement after more than two years of its signing, having squandered the two months it requested without  achieving any progress in the implementation of agreement, having sacked the Implementation Monitoring Committee that serves as the forum for a dialogue with ASUU on this dispute, is convinced that government is terribly insincere and is manifestly unwilling to genuinely implement the agreement it freely entered into with ASUU.

“The government has abandoned the main tenets of industrial democracy-that all agreements freely entered must be honoured. NEC of ASUU, therefore, resolved painfully, to direct all members of ASUU in all branches nationwide to proceed on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike beginning from the midnight of Sunday, 4th December 2011.”

So I guess some of us are going to be home a while…..I suggest we just take the time off to pray. 🙂

Plus for the Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday took serious steps to stem rape and other forms of violence against women by inaugurating a toll-free helpline.

The helpline is 080072732255.
It was inaugurated in Abuja by the Minister of Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.
The minister also named popular musician, Naeto C, and the 2010 winner of Big Brother Africa, Kevin Pam, as ambassadors and spokespersons for the Nigerian Youth and the Rape Challenge.
The ministry will also take its campaign against rape to the airwaves with various slogans.
This is definitely a step in the right direction and a plus for the Ministry of Youth Development.I just pray all the sick perverts find God before it’s too late.

Good Food or none @ all?

I  am so alarmed at the rate of eating disorders practised by chicks these days. If they ain’t anorexic, then they are bilumic or they just want to be thin, thin, thin like the skeletons in the lab…which by the way is not even healthy. (I believe a girl needs her curves).
Eating healthful at college may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Most dining halls at college provide plenty of nutritious options and campuses usually offer lots of fitness options.  So I was gracious enough to do this little study…or it’s quite a lot actually. This guide will help you to learn easy ways to make nutritious choices & include fitness into your busy schedule.

Dining Hall Dilemmas

What if I can’t find any food I like?

Be creative. If you don’t like the hot food offered, try to combine foods from different areas of the dining hall. For example, add a grilled chicken breast to a salad or veggies from the salad bar to a sandwich or a wrap. Many colleges have multiple dining halls that may serve different foods and meals. Try all the dining halls to figure out which ones you like best.

What if I’m a vegetarian?

Most colleges offer vegetarian entrees at all meals such as veggie burgers, stir fries, and pasta dishes. Create your own vegetarian meal at the salad or sandwich bar by adding protein-rich ingredients like cheese, eggs, hummus, beans, or peanut butter.

What if I have class during meals?

Food is the fuel your brain needs to help you think, so make time to eat. If you skip a meal, you may have trouble concentrating, get a headache, or feel like you didn’t get very much out of your class. Even if you can’t sit down for a full meal, pack a healthy portable snack such as fruit or energy bar, or a sandwich.

How can I maintain good nutrition?

Try to eat a variety of foods and don’t skip meals. To get the most out of your meals, eat a balance of vegetarian proteins or lean meats, high fiber carbs, and healthy fats such as oils, nuts, and fish. The table below provides suggestions of foods to choose at meal times.

Instead Of Try
Fried foods Grilled or baked foods
Refined grains (such as white bread and white rice) Whole grains (such as whole wheat bread and brown rice)
Whole milk Low-fat milk or soy milk
French fries Baked potato or sweet potato
Sweetened drinks Water or seltzer
Sweetened desserts (such as cookies, cake, or ice cream) Fruit
Nutrition 101: The Food Groups
Food Group Benefits Nutrition Tip
Dairy & Dairy Substitutes Build strong bones. Have a serving of low-fat dairy such as milk, cheese, yogurt, or pudding 3 times a day.
Grains Provide energy for muscles & brain. Include grains such as rice, pasta, and bread at every meal. Choose whole grain options as often as possible.
Fats Keep you feeling full. Include some fat such as olive oil, guacamole, nuts, or seeds at every meal.
Fruits & Vegetables Provide vitamins and minerals for healthy skin, hair, nails, and immune system. Try having at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables such as apples, broccoli, pears, carrots, squash, or salad per day.
Proteins Maintain muscle. Try having fish, beans, eggs, tofu, peanut butter, chicken, or beef at 2 meals per day.

Using campus services can also help you maintain good nutrition. If you have any food allergies, food intolerances, or food preferences, talk to your campus food services director. Meet with your college nutritionist if you are experience weight or appetite changes.

Dorm Room Remedies

I have a meal plan, but always get hungry between meals and at night when I’m studying. What should I do?

Keep your room stocked with healthy snacks you can grab when you’re hungry, such as:

  • Animal crackers
  • Canned fruit
  • Crackers
  • Energy (or protein) bars
  • Fresh fruit
  • Granola bars
  • High fiber cereal
  • Nuts
  • Oatmeal (packets)
  • Pita bread
  • Popcorn (try the single-serving bag)
  • Pudding
  • Soup
  • Trail Mix
  • Tuna fish

If you have a fridge, try:

  • Baby carrots and celery
  • Hummus
  • String cheese
  • Yogurt and smoothies
  • Water, flavored seltzer waters, and low-fat milk

My friends order late night pizza, calzones, and wings. What should I do?

Don’t deny yourself food if you are craving it, but don’t over indulge either. Healthy eating is about moderation! If you eat regular meals throughout the day, you may still be a little hungry at night, so it is okay to eat a regular portion of these foods, such 1 or 2 slices of pizza, every once in a while.

Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips

  1. Make Time for Meals
    Eating 3 meals per day plus snacks will give you energy that will last all day and keep your metabolism active. Pack healthy portable snacks such as fruit or a granola bar when you’re on the go.
  2. Balance Your Meals
    Eating healthy meals that contain foods from at least 3 different food groups will help to ensure that you get all the nutrition you need to stay healthy. Be sure to eat different combinations of grains, fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, and healthy fats throughout the day.
  3. Don’t forget Dairy
    Your bones still need calcium to stay strong. Dairy foods and alternatives such as soymilk provide protein and vitamin D, as well as calcium.
  4. Stay Hydrated
    Proper hydration is important for healthy skin and organs. Drink water even if you are not thirsty. Waiting until you are thirsty to have fluids means you are already partially dehydrated. Pack a bottle of water in your backpack or gym bag.
  5. Choose Appropriate Portions
    Food portions in restaurants are often more than one serving size and they’re getting bigger and bigger. You may not realize how much food you are actually eating. When you are at a restaurant, plan on taking half of your meal home or spilt an entrée with a friend. When eating at the dining hall, take smaller portions to start and go back for more if you are still hungry.

Top 5 Ways to Include Fitness in College Life

  1. Walk or Bike to Class: Be active on the way to class instead of taking the bus or car.
  2. Join an Intramural Sport: This is a fun way to meet new people and fit in exercise, too.
  3. Go for a Walk with Friends: Stay fit and catch up with friends at the same time. Instead of taking a shortcut back to your dorm, take the scenic route and get in a little extra exercise
  4. Take a Fitness Class as a Course: This is a good way to include fitness into your routine and earn credit. Consider weight lifting or dancing.
  5. Check out your College Gym: Most colleges have gyms or fitness centers that offer free or reduced price memberships. They may also offer classes such as yoga, cardio, kickboxing, and dancing.

Eating well and staying fit at college doesn’t have to be a challenge. Remember to balance nutritious foods and exercise regularly.

Remember that the body God gave you was to help in achieving specific things concerning your destiny. It’s your responsibility to take good care of it and make the most of it by means of eating healthy. 🙂

Bon Apetit!