Here’s an article from Entrepreneur.com that explains which sign-offs are appropriate for your email. Depending on who you send the emails to, you will use different sign-offs. But remember not to type ‘Ciao’ or ‘TGIF’ if you’re sending an email to your boss unless you are really on very good terms with him/her and you know he/she doesn’t mind the informality.
Previously, I mentioned the rise in sales of superfoods and their claim to protect against cancer and heart disease.
Well, a new law in the EU has been introduced to ban products that claim that they are superfoods – unless it can be proven that they are. I guess this is good. Otherwise, all types of food will be marketed as superfoods. The only ones who will benefit are the companies marketing these products as it allows them to sell at a higher price.
To me, everything is a superfood … as long as you eat it in moderation.
(via BBC News)
Here’s an interesting mix of old and new technology.
Old technology in this case is an old newspaper box where people used to buy newspapers from. New technology is a Mac Mini and flat screen monitor. Combined you get a digital newsstand that pulls information directly from the internet for display.
Founded by Molly who was diagnosed of Ovarian cancer in December 2005. And it is a place for other young female cancer survivors to share and discuss about cancer.
And her reason for choosing WeAreWonderWomen.com is
From the day of our cancer diagnosis, we WONDER why? Why me? We keep on wondering the reason for our illness. Was it due to the food or environment? How am I going to overcome it? Am I going to die? That very moment, we became a “WONDER” woman to our illness. Subsequently, we had to face it strongly for ourselves and our loved ones. We must defeat it courageously like the superhero Wonder Woman, a fighter who attained victory every time! Every female cancer fighter is a Wonder Woman!
Do visit the blog and marvel at the strength and courage of Molly and other young female cancer fighters.
Italian researchers seems to have found another positive health effect for coffee, according to this BBC News article.
The researchers found that drinking one to two cups of coffee protects against blepharospasm that could lead to blindness. Blepharospasm, a form of dystonia, causes sufferers to have uncontrollable twitching of the eyelid. In some extreme cases, it will cause the sufferers from being able to see.
Do read the article for more information.
Ever had problems searching for something online and having to go to different search engines to do it?
Well, there is now a much easier way to do this. Sputtr allows you to search multiple search engines and search services. All together there are about 30 different search options. Of course, the big ones are in there such as Google, Yahoo!, MSN and ASK.com. Then there are the aggregators such as Reddit and Digg. It also searches social networking sites such as MySpace and Technorati.
Do check it out!
Well, I obviously didn’t know and didn’t care about that at all until I saw this wonderful resource called The #1 Song on this Date in History. The database is based on the #1 song in the USA according to the Billboard magazine.
The database is really simple to use and I had a great time looking up songs that were #1 for other people’s birthdays and other occasions. And the database goes as far back as the 1890s and I’m sure everyone of your family and friends will be covered. 🙂 What’s wonderful too is that it links you to the US iTunes store if you so inclined into getting a copy of the song that was associated with you.
For the record, the #1 song on the day I was born was “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand. And appropriately for my wedding day, it was “Let Me Love You” by Mario. On the day that Matthew was born, Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” was #1.
Go find your #1 song!
(via Library Garden)
Guess as more and more people are aware of taking natural food to keep healthy, the so-called ‘Superfoods’ will slowly increase in sales. Think I’ll need to go buy some of these superfoods for the family.
According to this BBC News article,
there has been a dramatic rise in nutrient-rich “superfoods” as more people learn of their health benefits.
So, what are superfoods? Well, according to the article and Wikipedia, superfoods are those which have high nutritional value that are considered the healthiest. Superfoods have also been claimed to make one have younger-looking skin and protect against cancer and heart disease.
There is no definitive list of the so-called superfoods. But the most commonly cited foods are blueberries, broccoli, spinach, watercress, mangoes, oats, oranges, pumpkin, shelled walnuts, soy, salmon, turkey, yoghurt and green tea. And in the UK, the public have bought about £95 million worth of blueberries over the past two years as blueberries have been renowned for their anti-aging properties.