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Image -- Povus The POV Company ____________________ “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson The opinion pieces on this site have now been labeled (in search terms) as “Povus.”  How I acquired I like perusing expiring domain name auction lists. Most of the time, I don’t bid; too many of the domains are head scratchers, and their pending expiration is no surprise. (This is not to say that all expiring domains are crap; sometimes owners become ill, inattentive, and even die, allowing stunning domains to expire – but that’s another story for another day.) Today, an interesting domain popped out: Povme [dot] com, so I placed it on my watch list. I could see that the name would be garnering some bids, so I decided that it wasn’t worth it (to me). I was right: it closed at low $$$. Sorry. I would have been interested at the $25 range, but “no”

Google Does It Again! Plays With My Logos!

Image Domain for Sale ______________ Google's Pano

Physical Hunger vs. "Mouth" Hunger

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed. --Homer How can you tell the difference between "mouth" hunger and body hunger? Sometimes it's difficult to tell, especially if one has been overeating for years: all hunger seems the same. However, you can train your body to differentiate between the two types of hunger. The first place to start is the Hunger and Fullness chart. Note that mouth hunger is not based on the need for body fuel, but a yearning for specific foods and/or food groups, usually fat and carbohydrates. Body hunger is based on a need for fuel. Read more here.

The Pleasure Principle

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. --Thomas Jefferson Sorry to disappoint, but this post has nothing to do with anything racy, unless you consider eating a racy topic. Harvey Rapp, in our interview last week, said something interesting about taste: that for him the first bite of a meal is always extremely enjoyable but then becomes less so with each subsequent bite. The pleasure principle at work. Enjoying our meals makes perfect evolutionary sense; if we suddenly hated eating (like we hate getting shots, even though they are usually good for us), we would avoid eating whenever possible, and our species would die out, for we would happily starve ourselves to death. It seems that naturally thin people have a near-perfect equilibrium with their hunger/satiety cues, and they think nothing about it. Lucky them. For the rest of us, something has gone haywire in the way we interact with food; for some of us, it may be genetic (e

Please Practice Safe Exercising

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. --Wayne Dyer I got sloppy yesterday and ended up injured because of it. Treadmills seem pretty innocuous, but they can be very dangerous as I have discovered. I jumped off the treadmill to get my phone, and I thought I had paused it, but I hadn't. Long story short: I jumped back on, lost my balance, and it threw me off. I landed hard on the small of my back. Very painful. I ended up in the emergency room for about five hours. Soon, I'll write about treadmill safety, but later when I feel better. Meanwhile, treat the treadmill with GREAT respect. Not what I planned for today.

President Barack Obama: "Justice Has Been Done"

Justice will be done. --George W. Bush, September 20, 2001 Justice has been done. --Barack Obama, May 1, 2011 Barack Obama's May 1, 2011, announcement regarding the death of Osama bin Laden is reposted as follows: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction. And yet we know that the worst

Thought for the Day--March 18, 2011: Avoiding "Pressure Feeders"

Totally avoiding pressure feeders can be difficult, if not impossible, but you can lessen the damage they can cause to your efforts. A "pressure feeder," a friend, family member, or co-worker who knows you are trying to make health and dietary changes, insists on sabotaging your efforts by pushing treats and junk food at you. They will insist that you must try what they offer and will try to guilt you into giving in: "Oh, you're so thin now; surely a little bite won't hurt..." "I made this just for you..." "You're much too thin already; you need to fatten up a bit..." If you don't want to eat the treat, simply politely decline. All too often, however, pressure feeders will make a big deal of your diet and may even poke fun at your efforts and blow it all out of proportion. The best tactic: change the subject ("How about those Orioles...?"). If this person insists on hammering on this subject, politely ignore him or he

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment