Monday, August 29, 2005

Java Joy: Study Touts Coffee's Benefits - Yahoo! News: "In February, a team of Japanese researchers reported in the Journal of the
National Cancer Institute that people who drank coffee daily, or nearly every day, had half the liver cancer risk of those who never drank it. The protective effect occurred in people who drank one to two cups a day and increased at three to four cups."

boo ya! i wonder how many cups of coffee my red bull counts as! no cancer or diabetes for me!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Couple's online gaming causes infant's death - News at GameSpot: "In a story out of Korea, which is just now surfacing in the Western press, a couple in Incheon, South Korea, were arrested last week when their 4-month-old daughter died after being left alone by the couple for hours. The mother and father reportedly had gone to a nearby Internet cafe, lost themselves in playing Blizzard's massively multiplayer online PC game World of Warcraft, and returned to their home only to find the infant dead from suffocation. "

oh no! i left my doggies at home! the pug probably drank my red bull!
Ariz. Prof Spends Year As an Undergrad - Yahoo! News: "Part of the trick to college life, she learned from good students, was being able to quickly decipher what work needed to be done and what could be skipped. Those management skills helped students balance classes, part-time work and involvement in volunteer or professional groups, Small said.

She found some of the coursework tough and had to seek tutoring for a class far outside her field of study. 'It was a hectic life,' she said."

this is true of undergrad... and grad school.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Online Bettors Find a New Love: Real Estate - New York Times: "Now one of these markets has turned its gaze to a consumer activity that is a favorite discussion topic these days: real estate. And the bettors see no signs of a bursting bubble anytime soon.

San Diego? Prices will rise another 5 percent in the third quarter, according to the bettors at HedgeStreet, another Web site. New York? They will inch up 2 percent. In Los Angeles, they will jump 7 percent. In each of the cities, as in San Francisco, prices will be more than 10 percent higher than they had been a year earlier."

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Starting From Scratch / What happens when you’re on your way to Stanford and suddenly everything goes south?: "Life can change in an instant. I am a perfect example of that.

I was all ready for college. I had received a half scholarship to Stanford to play volleyball. My senior year was going great. I was having the time of my life. We were having a great basketball season. We beat Salpointe - - the second time this year. The fans rushed the court. And then something happened. In a second, my life completely changed.

I had a stroke. I was paralyzed on my right side, couldn't talk and had many learning difficulties. The doctors weren't sure if I could ever walk, talk, or use my arm again. For the last 3 1/2 months I have worked day and night. It really is hard to retrain the brain.

During the day, the physical therapists work on improving my strength and balance with my right leg. The speech therapists work with my clarity of speech and my academic difficulties. The occupational therapists work on improving the strength, coordination and overall use of my right arm. At night, I go home and continue to work on my areas of difficulty. I practice walking, do speech homework and play language games with my parents, use a slant board, do two-handed wall pushups, and use my biofeedback hand mentor.

During all of this, I have felt fear and depression -- almost all for the first time in my life. I am working through this and continuously work harder every day. I will never give up.

All of us will be faced with obstacles throughout our lives. We have to persevere through these things and learn from them. We will have to work hard to reach our goals. Because -- as I have learned -- life can change in an instant."

life is short man! work and live hard.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Deliveryman Relives the Fear of 81-Hour Ordeal in Elevator - New York Times: "In the first sit-down interview since he was belatedly rescued in April and then promptly dropped from sight, Mr. Chen spoke yesterday about the lasting results of his confinement: his crippling fear of the dark, his terror of immigration authorities, and the stomach pains that have plagued him since he was trapped in a brightly lighted 4-by-6½-foot box without food or water, thinking that he was going to die."

He talking about my cube at work! I'm afraid the immigration officials might get me at anytime.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 - Nigeria cracking down on e-scams - Aug 8, 2005: "Nuhu Ribadu, head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, says cash and assets worth more than $700 million were recovered from suspects between May 2003 and June 2004. More than 500 suspects have been arrested, more than 100 cases are before the courts and 500 others are under investigation, he said."

shesh 700 mil!!!!

Monday, August 08, 2005

A guy with some explaining to do... - Yahoo! News: "The woman, who had no money or documents with her, contacted the police who eventually traced her husband to Milan, some 210 miles north of Pesaro, Ansa said.

The husband told police he hadn't missed his wife because she always sat in the back of the car with their daughter."

i'm sorry i left you at verde snookie.
'Dying in sleep' linked to sleep apnea - study - Yahoo! News: "Tests on rats showed that the loss of key brain stem cells that die off with age caused such disrupted sleep that the animals eventually stopped breathing completely.

The same thing may be happening in elderly people, said neurobiologist Jack Feldman of the University of California Los Angeles."

crap. someday i just won't wake up!