Must get up an’ learn those rules
Weather man and the crazy chief
One says sun and one says sleet
A.M., the F.M. the P.M. too
Churning out that boogaloo
Gets you up and gets you out
But how long can you keep it up?
Gimme Honda, Gimme Sony
So cheap and real phony
Hong Kong dollars and Indian cents
English pounds and Eskimo pence
Must get up an’ learn those rules
Did you find things going more slowly than you wanted last year? That can happen when the Rabbit is in charge. You can forget all that now, as this year is the time of the your own sign, Dragon! Chances are you’ll love the pace and all the action. Your year ahead has a 60 percent favorable rating. That’s good, but far from outstanding. So, what gives? First, the Dragon is a karmic sign, which means you’re going to have more than your share of high highs and low lows. Not only that, but if you’re a typical Dragon, you enjoy taking risks. Dashing and daring is fine, but you know you can’t sink every long shot. Don’t get carried away or overconfident … but do have a good year. After all, you own it!
60% (9 favorable and 3 unfavorable months)
Your enterprising personality and sheer enthusiasm are perfect for the year ahead. It’s your time to shine! Important changes could take place with work — a promotion, a shift in responsibilities or even an entirely new job. Progress might start slowly, but you can expect major shifts over time. Take the direct approach if there’s a company you want to work for or a field you’d like to explore. What makes you the best candidate for a job? Your positive attitude, creativity and boundless energy, of course, so be sure to show off those characteristics. It makes sense to go after whatever stirs your soul and piques your curiosity. You could gain a greta deal just by putting yourself out there this year.
Did you resolve some relationship issues in the year of the Rabbit? Hopefully so, as it was the perfect time to mend fences. By now, you should be on a path toward new — or renewed — love. There could be a big reason to celebrate this year since the Dragon loves weddings and parties! Start tasting cakes and comparing venues! If you’re single, prepare to be swept off your feet — perhaps more than once. It could be a social and vibrant time for you on the dating scene; just keep in mind that passionate affairs can lose their luster quickly with the Dragon’s influence. If you’re looking for something serious, take things slowly and don’t settle for less. It’s quite possible that the love of your life will cross your path this year.
Amid all the fun and games this year, remember that your body is your temple. Don’t let the long hours of starting your business or socializing with new friends affect your sleep. Be sure to schedule periods of rest — put them on your calendar next to your weekly meal plans, exercise classes and dedicated downtime. You probably won’t want to slow down, but you’ll burn out if you don’t maintain some balance. All in all, you will probably feel healthy, strong and vibrant during your good months, and not too shabby during your unfavorable ones.
You probably hate routine … but what if being boring could bring you riches this year? Draw up a savings schedule for yourself. Give yourself a weekly budget and spend with cash so you don’t go over it. Don’t blow extra money on home improvements and upgrades. If you do all this, you could reap the benefits of a lucky year by coming out very far ahead! Good fortune is predicted for you, but pushing the limits could send it crashing down into ruin. So, be smart. If the thought of budgeting your money and making expense lists gives you anxiety, hire someone to help you get organized. It should pay off in the end.
Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant
Today our beloved Betty Marion White turns the big 9 oh!!! Let’s be honest our last Golden Girl does not look nor show any signs of being 90. In a ageist society, Betty White prove that you can still be lovable to any age group. Keep staying healthy and beautiful because I cannot imagine a world without a Betty White. So thank you for being a friend.
1. Stronger Bones
Beer contains high levels of silicon, which is linked to bone health. In a 2009 study at Tufts University and other centers, older men and women who swigged one or two drinks daily had higher bone density, with the greatest benefits found in those who favored beer or wine. However, downing more than two drinks was linked to increased risk for fractures.
For the best bone-building benefits, reach for pale ale, since a 2010 study of 100 types of beer from around the word identified these brews as richest in silicon, while light lagers and non-alcoholic beers contained the least.
2. A Stronger Heart
A 2011 analysis of 16 earlier studies involving more than 200,000 people, conducted by researchers at Italy’s Fondazion di Ricerca e Cura, found a 31 percent reduced risk of heart disease in those who quaffed about a pint of beer daily, while risk surged in those who guzzled higher amounts of alcohol, whether beer, wine, or spirits.
More than 100 studies also show that moderate drinking trims risk of heart attacks and dying from cardiovascular disease by 25 to 40 percent, Harvard reports. A beer or two a day can help raise levels of HDL, the “good” cholesterol that helps keep arteries from getting clogged.
3. Healthier Kidneys
A study in Finland singled out beer among other alcoholic drinks, finding that each bottle of beer men drank daily lowered their risk of developing kidney stones by 40 percent. One theory is that beer’s high water content helped keep kidneys working, since dehydration increases kidney stone risk.
It’s also possible that the hops in beer help curb leeching of calcium from bones; that “lost” calcium also could end up in the kidneys as stones.
4. Boosting Brain Health
A beer a day may help keep Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia at bay, researchers say.
A 2005 study tracking the health of 11,000 older women showed that moderate drinkers (those who consumed about one drink a day) lowered their risk of mental decline by as much as 20 percent, compared to non-drinkers. In addition, older women who downed a drink a day scored as about 18 months “younger,” on average, on tests of mental skills than the non-drinkers.
5. Reduced Cancer Risk
A Portuguese study found that marinating steak in beer eliminates almost 70 percent of the carcinogens, called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) produced when the meat is pan-fried. Researchers theorize that beer’s sugars help block HCAs from forming.
Scientists also have found that beer and wine contain about the same levels of antioxidants, but the antioxidants are different because the flavonoids found in hops and grapes are different.
6. Boosting Vitamin Levels
A Dutch study, performed at the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, found that beer-drinking participants had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 levels in their blood than their non-drinking counterparts, and twice as much as wine drinkers. Beer also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid.
7. Guarding Against Stroke
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that moderate amounts of alcohol, including beer, help prevent blood clots that block blood flow to the heart, neck and brain—the clots that cause ischemic stroke, the most common type.
8. Reduced Risk for Diabetes
Drink up: A 2011 Harvard study of about 38,000 middle-aged men found that when those who only drank occasionally raised their alcohol intake to one to two beers or other drinks daily, their risk of developing type 2 diabetes dropped by 25 percent. The researchers found no benefit to quaffing more than two drinks. The researchers found that alcohol increases insulin sensitivity, thus helping protect against diabetes.
9. Lower Blood Pressure
Wine is fine for your heart, but beer may be even better: A Harvard study of 70,000 women ages 25 to 40 found that moderate beer drinkers were less likely to develop high blood pressure—a major risk factor for heart attack—than women who sipped wine or spirits.
10. Longer Life
In a 2005 review of 50 studies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that moderate drinkers live longer. The USDA also estimates that moderate drinking prevents about 26,000 deaths a year, due to lower rates of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
These benefits appear to apply in other countries as well, with an earlier study reporting that, “if European beer drinkers stopped imbibing, there would be a decrease in life expectancy of two years—and much unhappiness.”
See told ya…so drink up and be Mary but DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!!
Strange overtones though they’re slightly out of fashion
I see the music in your face
That your words cannot explain