Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Till Death Do Us Part!!!



The formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.
It is said that marriages are made in heaven and celebrated on earth. The popular belief is true to many extent, because it is a special bond shared between two souls, who tie the wedding knot after promising to be companions for a lifetime.

It is the physical, mental and spiritual unison of two souls. It brings significant stability and substance to human relationships, which is otherwise incomplete.

It plays a crucial role in transferring the culture and civilization from one generation to the other, so that the human race is prospered. The institution of marriage is beneficial to the society as a whole, because it is the foundation of the family, which in turn is the fundamental building block of the society.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sex-Why-it-makes-women-fall-in-love--but just-makes-men-want-MORE.

Sex is one of our biggest preoccupations — causing thrills, heartache and downright confusion. But until recently, exactly what happens in the brain during sex was something of a mystery to scientists. Now, however, American researchers have uncovered what goes on in a woman’s head during an orgasm. The scientists from Rutgers University, New Jersey, used scans to monitor women’s brains during orgasm and found that different brain parts are activated when various parts of her body are aroused. 

They found that up to 30 different parts of the brain are activated, including those responsible for emotion, touch, joy, satisfaction and memory.

The scientists found that two minutes before orgasm the brain’s reward centres become active. These are the areas usually activated when eating food and drink.

Immediately before they reached the peak, other areas of the brain became affected such as the sensory cortex, which receives ‘touch’ messages from parts of the body.  The final part of the brain to be activated is the hypothalamus, the ‘control’ part which regulates temperature, hunger, thirst and tiredness. 

The scientists also discovered that sexual arousal numbs the female nervous system to such an extent that a woman doesn’t feel as much pain — only pleasure. The team now hopes to map what happens in a man’s brain during orgasm. 
But what else is happening inside our heads when we slip between the sheets? Here we ask the experts to reveal how sex alters our brain.


A key hormone released during sex is oxytocin, also known as the ‘cuddle hormone’. This lowers our defences and makes us trust people more, says Dr Arun Ghosh, a GP specialising in sexual health at the Spire Liverpool Hospital. It’s also the key to bonding, as it increases levels of empathy. Women produce more of this hormone, although it’s not clear why, and this means they are more likely to let their guard down and fall in love with a man after sex. 

However, the problem is that the body can’t distinguish whether the person we’re with is a casual fling or marriage material — oxytocin is released either way. So while it might help you bond with the love of your life, it’s also the reason you may feel so miserable when a short-term relationship ends.
Men, on the other hand, instead of getting a surge of bonding hormone receive a surge of simple pleasure. ‘The problem is that when a man has an orgasm, the main hormone released is dopamine — the pleasure hormone. And this surge can be addictive,’ says Dr Ghosh. That’s why so many more men tend to suffer from sex addiction.


Many of us are all too aware that our brain cells decline with age. In fact, it’s said we lose 7,000 brain cells a day by the time we’re 35, which makes rather depressing reading. The good news, however, is that having regular sex may help us grow new brain cells, according to scientists from Princeton University in the United States.
And the more sex you have, the more cells you can grow, it seems. Animal studies, published in the journal PLoS ONE, suggest that sex stimulates the growth of brain cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory and learning.
Factors such as stress and depression have been shown to shrink the hippocampus, yet exercise and sex counteract this effect. Furthermore, sex could actually be protecting our brain cells against decline. ‘There is some evidence that older people who are sexually active are less likely to have dementia and this could be for a variety of complex reasons,’ says Dr Ghosh. Sex causes increased blood flow to the brain, which improves oxygen levels. ‘MRI scans have shown that during orgasm the neurons in the brain are more active and use more oxygen,’ explains Barry Komisaruk, professor of psychology at Rutgers University and a leading authority on sex and neuroscience. ‘It appears that the more active the neurons, the more oxygen they withdraw from the blood — so more oxygenated blood is supplied to the region, delivering a fresh supply of nutrients.’ But as well as boosting brain cells, sex could also sharpen a woman’s mind, says Dr Ghosh. That’s due to a surge in sex hormones, particularly testosterone, which can help improve concentration and reaction times.


The lips are packed with nerve endings — 100 times more than the fingertips.
As a result, kissing kick-starts multiple mechanisms in the brain, releasing chemicals that lower stress and boost mood, says Dr Ghosh. ‘You’ll have much better sex if you kiss before intercourse,’ says Dr Ghosh. It increases levels of the pleasure hormones and will make you a lot more receptive to what happens later. ‘That’s why loving sex can be more satisfying than a quickie — and that endorphin hit from dopamine is especially important for women.’ 








Orgasm (rather than sex) can block pain signals, says Professor Komisaruk. Research using laboratory animals and humans has found that orgasm can inhibit the release of pain transmitters from the spinal cord so they can’t reach the neurons in the brain that respond to pain.  In fact, he says, it can raise the pain threshold so much that the equivalent effect in morphine is three times the usual pain-relieving dose.


A lot of sexual health research focuses on what’s happening physically.
But experts say that for many people — especially women — the mind plays a key role in achieving orgasm. While male brains tend to focus on the physical stimulation involved in sexual contact, the key to female arousal seems to be deep relaxation and a lack of anxiety.  The scans show that, during sex, the parts of the female brain responsible for processing fear, anxiety and emotion start to relax more and more, reaching a peak at orgasm, when the female brain’s anxiety and emotion are effectively closed down.


‘There is a known circuit in the brain that’s involved in feeling happy,’ explains Paul Thompson, professor of neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an expert in brain imaging. ‘This is called the limbic region, which is deep in the brain, and it’s more active when we’re rewarded. The same system is activated by sex, drugs, gambling — basically anything we enjoy. ‘There’s more blood flow to the head, more neurons firing, more brain activity. ‘Much of this deep brain circuit runs on the hormone dopamine. Anything pleasurable tends to cause these brain cells to exude more of it and this makes them fire faster.’
‘Without doubt, sex has not only physical but psychological and social benefits, too,’ says Dr Ghosh. ‘The endorphins released during sex can really help treat depression and clear the mind. ‘One is serotonin, also called the happy hormone, which creates a sense of bliss. People often say that sex is the last thing they feel like doing when they’re depressed, but do try it if you can. ‘And don’t worry if you get emotional afterwards — it’s very common to end up crying after sex. This is caused by a combination of endorphins being released and heightened emotions.’


If you’re struggling to nod off, it’s better to have sex than take a sleeping pill, says Dr Ghosh. ‘In fact, it’s more beneficial to have sex in the evening rather than the morning because the body wants to be relaxed afterwards, not get up and go to work. ‘By having sex at the end of the day you’ll reap more of the stress-relieving benefits. For a man, a powerful orgasm is the equivalent of having on average a 2-3mg shot of diazepam (or Valium). ‘That’s why so many men nod off afterwards — there really is a biological reason for this.’

Hey guys, i hope the info above is of some help...i guess. lol..much luv and get naughty tonight, xoxo

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Get ur Hands Dirty For a Cause!!

Hey y'all,

Today, on my way to the Kukkarahalli kere Lake (university lake) for a Jog, I met a couple of guys getting their hands dirty...don't get it twisted, it was all for a cause "save the trees". It was fascinating so i asked one of them if i could take snaps of the trees and he said yes, and here is how it went down;

Prashanth, Me and a friend
All these images /drawings signify something, but the main IDEA behind it all is to Preserve Trees.
Big Up Prashanth Pachi and your college mates for doing this.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

knowing your weaknesses is key to weight loss

How we wish this works too, lol

Forget counting calories or eating according to your blood type. If you really want to lose weight, it seems you need to pay attention to your personality type. According to clinical neuroscientist Daniel Amen, slimmers are wasting time and energy trying diet plans which will simply never work - because they are not genetically capable of sticking to them. So instead of heading straight to the gym, he says, they should start with an exercise in self-awareness - identifying their weaknesses and working out what makes them want to eat.

In a controversial new book published in the U.S., Dr Amen defines five categories of overeater: compulsive overeaters, impulsive overeaters, compulsive-impulsive overeaters, sad or emotional overeaters and anxious overeaters. He goes on to argue that his research shows each group must avoid certain foods - and eat more of others - in order to lose weight. He writes: ‘We looked at the brains of our overweight patients and discovered there was not one brain pattern associated with being overweight: there were at least five different types. 

This is exactly the reason why most diets don’t work. They take a one-size-fits-all approach.’ Compulsive eaters, he argues, ‘tend to get stuck on thoughts of food’. For these types, high-protein diets are said to be unhelpful, because these foods are thought to increase focus - which compulsive types already have plenty of. Instead, Dr Amen suggests they eat more complex carbohydrates, which help the body produce more serotonin, improving mood. But serotonin-boosting carbohydrates are, he argues, disastrous for impulsive sorts because they simply lower their control further.
Instead, these types should eat foods such as chicken and oats, which raise levels of dopamine in the brain and boost concentration.  
For compulsive-impulsive eaters, Dr Amen suggests focusing on exercise, while emotional types should increase the amounts of omega-3 fatty acids they consume, which help calm the body by reducing inflammation. Anxious overeaters, who use food ‘to medicate their feelings of tension, nervousness and fear’, should avoid alcohol and caffeine, he argues, and choose a diet high in the amino acid glutamine, which is in lentils, broccoli and nuts.
Dr Amen’s claims have, however, been met with scepticism. Dietician Evelyn Toner said: ‘I agree that a lot of problems with weight are down to personality. There are comfort eaters, bingers or, on the other hand, people who turn away from food completely when they are stressed. ‘But it is about changing behaviour and habits rather than specific foods... a binge eater will overeat no matter what food it is.’

Dietician Priya Tew added: ‘People could read this book and say: “It’s my personality. That’s why I’m not losing weight.”  My concern is it could be used as an excuse.’ 


Friday, August 26, 2011

Music Makes us Lose Control

So i may not know the dictionary definition of the word Music but i know how good i feel when i hear a good piece of music. I don't know about others but i know when am in certain moods i need to listen to the kinda music that fits the mood and viola, me happy!!. Well gospel music is always the best choice no matter the mood, so i've been listening to some new tracks, both gospel and secular and so far anything without the B* word, F* word, A-w* word, etc, is the kinda music that i need to be listening to more often (clean music) especially after being pissedoff by the traffic police, or very annoying lecturers, or just having a bad day coz things haven't gone as i planned them to (to prevent me from doing what i may end up regreting sooner or later)

My fav album for the past 3months is "HELLO FEAR" by KIRK FRANKLIN.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My vac in Bongo Land.


So this summer (june-july 2011) I got a chance to go back home for my holiday (I've already said a word or two on a previous post) are some pix of my vac.
Dinner with friends..Noorie, Addy, Lis and Felis
Noorie and Borry Bthepilot
Myself and Borry
i just liked the puppies
Kisa Mbeya..i like the view here, and the weather was awesome!!
the Church my mom went to when she was a still looks the same.

Church in Kisa Mbeya
Kell''s Dance class at the Little Theater in Dar (July 2011)
Friends on Friday Event
Coco Beach Dar es Salaam