Sunday, May 29, 2011

To Cute!!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Great snacks with less than 200 calories

30 healthy picks

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Craving salty?

5 olives (any kind) (45 calories)

1 small Martin's pretzel (50 calories)

2 oz Applegate Honey and Maple Turkey Breast wrapped around 2 bread-and-butter pickles (80 calories)

1/4 cup hummus, 3 carrot sticks (80 calories)

1 Laughing Cow Light Swiss Original wedge, 3 pieces Kavli Crispy Thin (85 calories)

One 1-oz package tuna jerky (90 calories)

1 oz buffalo mozzarella, 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes (94 calories)

1 bag Baked! Cheetos 100 Calorie Mini Bites (100 calories)

15 Eden's Nori Maki Crackers rice crackers (110 calories)

1 cup unshelled edamame (120 calories)

50 Eden's Vegetable Chips (130 calories)

One 1-oz package of Planters NUT-trition almonds (130 calories)

1/4 cup Trader Joe's Chili con Queso, 18 baked tortilla chips (140 calories)

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds in shell (143 calories)

2 pieces (30 grams) prosciutto, 4 dried figs (154 calories)

1 Subway Turkey Breast Wrap (190 calories)

Craving sweet?

1 package Original Apple Nature Valley Fruit Crisps (50 calories)

1 packet O'Coco's Mocha cookies (90 calories)

1 Jelly Belly 100-calorie pack (100 calories)

One 100-calorie pack Trader Joe's Chocolate Graham Toucan Cookies (100 calories)

One 100-calorie Balance Bar (100 calories)

1 Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino bar (120 calories)

1 package Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks (120 calories)

1/2 banana rolled in 1 tbsp frozen semisweet chocolate chips (123 calories)

2 tbsp Better 'n Peanut Butter, 4 stalks celery (124 calories)

1 bag Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop Butter Mini Bags topped with a spritz of butter spray and 1 tsp sugar (126 calories)

24 Annie's Chocolate Chip Bunny Graham cookies (140 calories)

Half of a 1.08-oz container of M&M's Minis mixed with 1/3 cup lowfat granola
(145 calories)

1 McDonald's Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait (160 calories)

1 container Fage Greek Total 2% fat yogurt, 2 tsp honey (173 calories)

Friday, May 13, 2011

NBC Dumps Wonder Woman?

Quote: EW says there’s no official reason why the show was passed over but that “scuttlebutt reveals the pilot earned mixed reviews at test screenings. And then there was all the online blow back – which seemed to de-emphasize the patriotism and play up the comic’s Greek mythology. Ultimately, the wardrobe department went back to the drawing board but that didn’t seem to save the project.”

All comic geeks could of told you that you guys where way off on the costume (boots are suppose to be red and where is the bikini bottom, if she didn't wanna wear it find a actress who would have), if your gonna make a show make it right, be honest I would of just liked to see the show to see how well you guys where gonna do, with the story line even tho the costume was way off and it sucked story line might of made up for it, would of been nice to see some newer shows on NBC instead of the same stuff over and over oh well there loss even tho its disappointing ..

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End?

Scenes from the film 2012. Courtesy Columbia Pictures. Scenes from the motion picture "2012." Courtesy Columbia Pictures. Remember the Y2K scare? It came and went without much of a whimper because of adequate planning and analysis of the situation. Impressive movie special effects aside, Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know. It will, however, be another winter solstice.

Much like Y2K, 2012 has been analyzed and the science of the end of the Earth thoroughly studied. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the science behind the end of the world quickly unravels when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. Below, NASA Scientists answer several questions that we're frequently asked regarding 2012.

Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.

Answer (A): Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.

Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?

A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012. Then these two fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 -- hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.

Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?

A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

Q: Could phenomena occur where planets align in a way that impacts Earth?

A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

"There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now, I for one love a good book or movie as much as the next guy. But the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there..."

- Don Yeomans, NASA senior research scientist

Q: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?

A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.

Q: What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the earth’s crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?

A: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-shift to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly, with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn’t cause any harm to life on Earth. A magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia, anyway.

The Blue Marble: Next GenerationEarth, as seen in the Blue Marble: Next Generation collection of images, showing the color of the planet's surface in high resolution. This image shows South America from September 2004.

Q: Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?

A: The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA NEO Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.

Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of pending doomsday?

A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?

A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.