Archive | October, 2009

Twitter Taking Over The World

26 Oct

Twitter have become the “it” thing since the popularity of facebook. It is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read messages known as tweets. You can update your life every moment of the day with 140 characters.

A new Internet and American Lifestyle study say’s that almost 1 in every 5 American internet user tweets. This means that 20 percent of internet users are using twitter. Twitter is ranked as one of the 50 most popular websites worldwide by Alexa’s web traffic analysis. A Compete.com blog  ranked Twitter as the third most used social network in February 2009. In March 2009, a Nielsen.com blog ranked Twitter as the fastest-growing site in the “Member Communities category.”

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The above chart above shows that  twitter is attracting more and more young adults and teens everyday. They use the site for their own social networking purpose. The survey has been conducted with 2,253 users, age 18 and above.  The trend of staying in touch by using these status updates has led to increased usage. Twitter is very popular for the age group of 18-34. Other age group seem to adopt slower, with ages of 35-49 and 50-60 amounting to 17 percent. Still, these groups increased by 5, 6 and 2 percent respectively, since December 2008.

Seems like twitter is here to stay. Many businesses and entertainment worlds are using twitter to advertise or sell their products. Everyone is using twitter to their own interests. It is ultimately just a way to stay connected.

6 Ways For A Slimmer Waist

4 Oct

Dieting has always been a hot topic amongst both male and female no matter what season of the year. For most people, the biggest problematic area is the tummy. Embarassed that your “love handles” are saying hello to the world? Here are 6 simple tricks to instantly feel slimmer: [The tricks below are all based on scientific evidence.]

Image Credit: Google Images

Image Credit: Google Images

1. Instead of eating salad, drink some coffee. This is especially helpful if you’re heading to the beach and want to put on that favorite bikini. By drinking beverages such as coffee or tea, it will make you want to hit the restrooms. You will not only dispose of the coffe or tea, you will get rid of all the other excess water in your stomach, making you look instantly slimmer.

”]Stop eating foods with trans fat [Image Credit: Google Images]2. Becareful of foods that contain trans fat. According to Wake Forest University, trans fat has 30% more calories than regular fat. So dieters, trans fat will not only cause a higher chance of getting heart diseases, it will add an extra 30% of unnecessary calories to your tummy!

”]Whole Wheat is healthier [Image Credit: Google Images]3. The power of whole wheat foods does a great deal to your diet according to a study from Penn State University. The study included 50 dieters where half of them were put on whole wheat diets and the others on a regular dieting plan. When the results came out, all of them lost about the same amount of weight. However, the group that were on the whole wheat diet had an obvious loss in waist size. So even though both groups lost the same amount of weight, whole wheat will help to slim down your stomach quicker.

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Image Credit: Google Images

4. Eat peaches! Peaches can lower chances of diabetes and slim your waist.

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Image Credit: Dietsinreview.com

5. The flat belly diet. This diet is from the book called “Flat Belly Diet.” It refers to 10 foods that will help you to stay healthy and slim: almonds, pears, dark chocolate, flaxseed oil, macadamia nuts, natural peanut butter, oilve oil, pistachios, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. Although some of these have high calories, but with sufficient amount it will help to slim down your waist.

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Image Credit: Watersecretsblog.com

6. Drink a glass of warm water when you wake up in the morning. This will help to clear your lungs, smooth blood circulation, and lower blood pressure. No matter what, water will always be the best beverage. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day; it will give you better skin and a healthier diet overall.

Happy dieting!