Mindconnection eNL, 2002-03-17
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1. New courses at Mindconnection
We've added even more project management courses since our last eNL. If you work for anybody, you have projects to do, right? Why not be better at doing your projects, in these days of what seem like "drive by layoffs?" Click here to start protecting your future today:
2. Facts about domestic terrorism in the U.S.
American is a great country, no doubt. But, it is plagued by terrorism. The events of September 11 made big headlines, because they were spectacular. I don't know about you, but I am still not over that--every time I see a photo of the WTC, it grabs me in the gut. That said, here are some lesser-known acts of terrorism:
If you disagree the above acts are terrorism, get out your dictionary--that's what I did before using the word, here. Let's look at one more terrorist activity:
What to do about all of this? Very simple. Write to your Congressman. Doing so takes all of 15 minutes. Remember, first they came for the Jews....
These folks make over $150,000 a year (in 2002--look up today's number), which puts them ahead of 98% of the American population. Insist that they represent you.
3. Finance tip
You can cut your grocery bills and medical bills at the same time. Take a look around, next time you're in the supermarket. Look at what the obviously unhealthy have in their shopping carts. Then, if you can find someone who looks vibrant and healthy, look in that person's cart. You will see no overlap in contents. Buy accordingly.
4. Health tip
Green tea has many benefits. Here are some:
5. Fitness tip
What do you mean when you say you "work out?" For most people, it means going through the motions of exercising. For your "work out" to be productive, you must understand what you are doing in each session. If you are simply "doing exercises" or "using the machines" rather than focusing on a particular muscle group in each session with the goal of working that muscle group hard, you are getting barely any benefit. Don't try to work your whole body at one time. Instead, divide your body into three muscle groups (not including legs)--A, B, and C. Then, work them in rotation on subsequent days. For your legs, do the compound exercises of squats and deadlifts once a week or once every two weeks, depending on how well you recover.
Personally, I hit the weights T, W, Sat, and Sun. I do:
On the 15th and 30th, I do squats and calves, plus calves at some point between. Occasionally, I do abs--but because I tense my trunk during the other exercises, my abs don't need separate work. They show up just fine without it.
Studies have shown people who do just squats and deadlifts put on more lean mass and burn more fat than folks who work upper body alone and more than folks who just do aerobics. A balanced program of upper body, legwork, and some aerobics will produce the maximum benefit. You can do this in 20 to 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. That's 3 days for upper body, 2 for aerobics, and substituting one leg workout for an aerobics session twice a month.
See http://www.mindconnection.com/leanbody.htm for more free info.
If you're gonna do it, do it right.
6. Personal security tip
When someone calls you with a great deal or some other offer that makes you reach for your credit card, stop. Never give your credit card number to someone who calls you. Credit card number theft is at an all-time high. I know this, because I am a merchant who has been bit by it several times.
7. Thought for the Day
When's the last time you did a random act of kindness? In this age of heartless layoffs, mindless violence, and other negatives, small kindnesses go a long way. Many people believe we can seed the world with kindness and reverse the trend. It's worth a try.
Wishing you the best,
AuthorshipThe views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by criminals, zombies, or brainwashed individuals.
Except where noted, this e-newsletter is entirely the work of Mark Lamendola. Anything presented as fact can be independently verified. Often, sources are given; but where not given, they are readily available to anyone who makes the effort.
Mark provides information from either research or his own areas of established expertise. Sometimes, what appears to be a personal opinion is the only possibility when applying sound logic--reason it out before judging! (That said, some personal opinions do appear on occasion).
The purpose of this publication is to inform and empower its readers (and save you money!).
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