Books to READ


Male assertiveness

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A mild~mannered man was tired of being bossed around by his wife so he went to a psychiatrist.

The psychiatrist said he needed to build his self-esteem, and so gave him a book on assertiveness, which he read on the way home.

He had finished the book by the time he reached his house.

The man stormed into the house and walked up to his wife.

Pointing a finger in her face, he said, “From now on, I want you to know that I am the man of this house, and my word is law! I want you to prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I’m finished eating my meal, I expect a sumptuous dessert afterward. Then, after dinner, you’re going to draw me my bath so I can relax. And when I’m finished with my bath, guess who’s going to dress me and comb my hair?”

“The funeral director,” said his wife.

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Book covered in human flesh to be sold

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In DONCASTER, England, a British auction house has agreed to put a 400 year old book covered in a sheet of human skin on the block.

The book, “A True And Perfect Relation Of The Whole Proceedings Against The Late Most Barbarous Traitors, Garnet A Jesuit And His Confederates,” details the trials and executions of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators in the 1605 plot to blow up the houses of Parliament, Sky News reported Wednesday.

The tome, which was published months after the event in 1606, is covered in a sheet of human skin that reportedly came from one of Fawkes’ co~plotters.

The current owner of the book, who asked not to be identified, said he hopes it is purchased from Wilkinson’s Auctioneers in Doncaster by a museum so it can be seen by the public. He said marks on the book and an inscription on the cover, “severe penitence punished the flesh,” seem to indicate the skin’s former owner was tortured before his death.
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Thank you United Press International News
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This would be way to creepy for me…but I am sure that there is a collector out there that wants this unsusal book.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Lupus And Nutrition

With or without Lupus, nutrition is important to living a long life. However, patients with Lupus have an even greater stake in maintaining a good diet. Good nutrition is necessary to allowing the body to function at its best, and it can also help the body maintain proper balance.

Often when a patient is diagnosed with Lupus they report weight loss or poor appetite in the year prior to being diagnosed. Sometimes the loss of appetite is due to medications or mouth sores. On the other hand, weight gain is often a problem for patients taking corticosteroids. Both situations require that patients keep a close watch on what they eat.

Diet also impacts the way medications are processed by the body, and certain foods can exacerbate certain symptoms like stomach irritation. Foods can also help in preventing certain side effects like osteoporosis, and decrease others like steroid induced diabetes.

Two of the major disease categories that affect Lupus patients can use dietary prevention. Kidney disease is prevalent in lupus patients, so a physician may determine that a low-salt, low-potassium, or low-protein diet is warranted. With cardiovascular disease, a low-sodium, low-fat, or low-cholesterol diet can promote heart health.

Beneficial Foods

Food can have a beneficial impact on Lupus patients. Some foods may help in decreasing inflammation, while others also promote heart and circulatory health. Most diets high in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, beta-carotene and selenium are beneficial for Lupus patients, because these nutrients help to decrease inflammation.

Common foods that are high in essential fatty acids help to reduce inflammation, so they should be made a regular part of the diet for any lupus patient. These fatty acids can be found in cold water fish, walnuts, flax, and pumpkin seeds. While some people take Omega-3 or fish oil pills, they have to take a lot of pills to make up for one meal of fish. Also, some oils used in cooking can be beneficial anti-inflammatory substances. They include olive oil, which also promotes cardiovascular health, along with canola oil, grapeseed oil, and walnut oil.

Foods high in certain vitamins and minerals are also recommended to reduce inflammation and maintain good heart health. Beta-carotene is the precursor to vitamin A, and it is what creates the yellow-orange color found in carrots and winter squash. It is also found in dark green leafy vegetables and broccoli. Foods high in vitamin E can also help in people who are photosensitive. They include mustard greens, chard, sunflower seeds, dry roasted almonds, papaya, and boiled spinach. Plus, foods high in selenium can reduce inflammation, and includes button and shiitake mushrooms, shrimp, snapper, tuna, and halibut.

Protein is important to building healthy tissue, but certain proteins are more beneficial. Lean poultry, fish, nuts, legumes, and seeds can promote your health, while red meat can actually increase inflammation. Better choices are soybeans, tofu, and soy milk, which all reduce pain and inflammation.

Carbohydrates and fiber are both important parts of a healthy diet. Leafy greens and brightly colored vegetables are beneficial, as are fresh fruit. Blueberries and strawberries contain anti-oxidants and chemicals that decrease inflammation. Also, apples and red onions contain a chemical known as quercetin that also decreases inflammation. Green vegetables, whole fruits, oatmeal, and oats are also beneficial fiber.

Overall, though, most physicians recommend that Lupus patients follow the diets recommended by the American Cancer Society or the American heart Association. They are low in fat, sodium and refined sugar while being high in fiber. They include a proper balance of all the food groups, though some patients may find that certain foods may cause a flare up of symptoms or allergies, so those foods should be avoided.
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Thank you Freedom From Lupus, for this report!
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Hello fellow Baby Boomers and Lupus patients…

I just want to remind you that the NUMBER ONE SUPER FOOD in the WORLD is the ACAI BERRY. That Nutrition is what keeps us going and YOUNGER!

Mona Vie is a God send to me…with out it I would not be doing as well as I am. If you want to know more about it, feel free to contact me and I will share my stories with you.

I am just an every day person like you but I do have the advantage of being a Lupus survivor! In 1995 they gave me the prognosis of 7 years life expectancy…I have fooled them! And I no longer walk with a cane. It is truly a miracle what has happened with me. My only wish is to help in any way that I am able…

Sincerely,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Hello Baby Boomers…

So many of us are losing our mates. There are plenty of reasons…death, divorce. terminal illness.

So for those of you who have spent a life time [or so it seemed] and now are faced with the possibility of looking for a new partner…this is a good article.

Being one, who has been out there for the last 12 years, my personal advice is never to lie! If you are going on line to look for your soul mate or other mates…be honest…Those lies will catch up with you. Starting any relationship based on lies will get you a dishonest relationship.

And remember Rome wasn’t built in a day. Take your time…be selective. The best part of any relationship is always the first part…so make it last.

Well. those are a few words of sage from me…good luck Baby Boomers…I am here if you need me.

Hugs and kisses,
SMILE!
~The Baby Boomer Queen~
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Top 10 Ways to Get Lucky at Love

Know what you want. Your looks change and fade, character does not. While a certain amount of “chemistry” is nice, don’t rely solely on lust.

What qualities are you looking for in a mate? My book “Find a Sweetheart Soon! Your Love Trip Planner for Women” helps readers define their love goals.

Get clear about what you don’t want. Knowing what you really can’t tolerate in a partner is important. Make a list of your “don’t wants” and then cut it down to the 10 most important. Any more than that and you’ll be too picky.

Live your life. Once you know clearly what you want (and don’t want) in a relationship, shift your focus to living your life. You’ll find that you start noticing those who might fit, and passing by those who don’t.

See the big picture. Don’t try so hard that you miss the obvious. If you are great at focusing, step back now and then and look at the big picture. Work on having a playful, whimsical attitude towards life.

Get out of the house. Cultivate opportunities to
expand your social circle and meet new people
expand your social circle and meet new people. Vary your routine. Have you thought of entertaining to enlarge your social circle?

My new ebook “Looking for Action? The Find a Sweetheart Party Planner” tells you how to throw parties to build a wonderful group of close friends – it’s easy!

Open your eyes and your attitude. Lucky people notice, create and maximize chance opportunities. Chat with other shoppers while you are waiting in line. Be ready with a “calling card” a personal business-type card with basic contact information.

Get curious. Don’t content yourself with the obvious. Ask questions. Wonder why. Find answers.

Try something new. The best way to have things stay the same is to never do anything different. Vary your daily routine, just to keep yourself awake. Shake yourself up and notice what happens. Keep yourself open to chance opportunities, and then take advantage of them.

Expect good luck. Monitor your self-talk for negative messages that interfere with luck. Replace the negative thoughts with positives. Surround yourself with examples of lucky people.

Learn from bad luck. Take steps to prevent more bad luck from what you have learned, then let the “bad” go. Don’t dwell on or rehash the bad experience. Look for the positive elements.
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Thank you Kathy Lord
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Kathryn Lord, romance coach and author, met her now husband Drew online. Out of the dating world for years, Kathryn conquered her fears, found her perfect mate and built a solid relationship. She put what she has learned into writing in “Find A Sweetheart Soon! Your Love Trip Planner for Women.” A psychotherapist, Kathryn has been helping singles and couples for more than 25 years. She is on the web at Find-a-Sweetheart.com.

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Lupus Triggers

With all of these symptoms the questions arise about the actual cause of lupus. What triggers Lupus or a lupus flare? Often the signs of lupus are so minimal that it takes a long time to figure out that lupus is the cause of a variety of maladies. People with lupus may have exposed themselves to a number of Lupus triggers not realizing it was those particular things that were making their Lupus act up.

While there are certain factors that trigger Lupus flares, the actual cause of Lupus is unknown. Many theories point to genetic factors that trigger an autoimmune reaction, but there is no definitive resolution. However, things like exposure to sunlight, certain medications, infections, chemical toxins, and more can all trigger a lupus flare.

What Is a Lupus Flare?

A lupus flare is when Lupus symptoms appear. Many Lupus patients have periods of remission where there are no symptoms of Lupus. While medication is still necessary during this time to prevent flares, there are times when Lupus patients are symptom-free. However, Lupus patients need to watch for signs that a flare is coming. They also need to be careful to avoid certain situations that expose them to Lupus triggers.

Sunlight

People with Lupus have abnormal light sensitivity (photosensitivity). The ACR criteria define photosensitivity in Lupus patients as “a skin rash as a result of unusual reaction to sunlight.” Approximately 50 to 75 percent of SLE patients have photosensitivity. Also, 50 percent of discoid lupus patients and 70 to 90 percent of subacute cutaneous Lupus have sensitivity to the sun4.

Photosensitivity

Photosensitivity can cause new Lupus lesions along with joint pains and fatigue. Sometimes the cause of the photosensitivity comes from the medications a patient is taking. Rashes can come in the form of a malar rash or disk-shaped lesions. It can also manifest as a scaly, psoriasis-like rash or red, circular shapes on the chest, back, and arms.

Due to the photosensitivity of Lupus patients, it is important that patients avoid the sun. If the sunlight is unavoidable, large-brimmed hats, loose-fitting clothing with long sleeves, and long pants should be worn. Also, sunscreen is a necessity for Lupus patients. Lupus patients are also exposed to the sun in their homes and in the car, so precautions should be taken on a regular basis.
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Thanks to Freedom fom Lupus for this excert.
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Hello Lupus People…

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you with Lupus.

Remember the Acai Berry abd Mona Vie…it has been my God send, it is Natural, so there are so DRUG induced, side effects!

Smiles, world peace and better health….
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Making Babies without MEN – A Literary View

LYSISTRATA

Aristophanes (c. 411BC)

After 21 years of war, the women of Athens, led by Lysistrata, take matters into their own hands. Lysistrata suggests every wife and mistress should refuse all sexual favours until peacetime. Before long it proves effective, peace is concluded and the play ends with festivities.

HERLAND

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1914)

On the eve of the First World War, an isolated society entirely comprising Aryan women is discovered by three male explorers. The women reproduce asexually and live in an ideal society without war and domination. This feminist utopia is a 20th-century vehicle for Gilman’s then-unconventional views of male and female behaviour, motherhood, individuality, and sexuality. It is said to be based on Gilman’s version of utopia through Aryan separatism.

DISAPPEARANCE

Philip Wylie (1978)

At four minutes and 52 seconds past four one afternoon, the world shatters into two parallel universes as men vanish from women and women from men. With families and loved ones separated from one another, life continues very differently as an explosion of violence sweeps one world while stability and peace break down in the other.

THE CLEFT

Doris Lessing (2007)

In her novel, which has made this year’s International Man Booker shortlist, Lessing portrays a group of near-amphibious women who have no need of men, known as Squirts, as they are impregnated by the wind, wave or moon. But this is no feminist utopia: the women behave brutally, mutilating male babies before placing them on a rock for eagles to devour. The eagles turn out to be the men’s allies, transporting the babies to the forest where they are suckled by does. Lessing reveals she was inspired by a scientific claim that “the primal human stock was probably female, and that males came along later, as a kind of cosmic afterthought”.

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That is quit a range thru time and imagination…is it not????

But…what I noticed is that women don’t need men, to have children but men don’t have children period!

Now me…I would make them have child birth…that would end war as we know it today!
Perhpas I should write that book!

Always looking for possible PEACE!
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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