Archive for September, 2012

Depression is considered to be the plague of 21st century. Permanent stresses, inevitable failures and bad ecological environment result in the increase of depression risks. Nonetheless, many “facts” about this disease are tent to be overestimated or overrated.

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Usually the attitude towards the actors or actresses who make an attempt to sing is viewed with some suspicion – the actors are supposed to play instead of revealing their doubtful singing talents. However, you will be surprised, but some really good and well known actors are talented singers as well, and some of them even have prominent music career and perform in popular bands.

For instance, there will be hardly anyone to doubt that Jeff Bridges is a wonderful actor. His filmography is so great that it is useless to enumerate all his works here. Yet, he is also a good singer and musician, who have already issued two albums. His second album, “Jeff Bridges” is really something special as Bridges masterly plays the guitar which perfectly matches his deep melodic voice.

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Do you suppose that night clubs and rock concerts are really the best way to have a rest and bring some change to your life routine? After such entertainments we commonly have the feeling of the great time that we have spent but not the improvement of our physical or mental activity. The large part of the modern types of artificial music is considered by the scientists to be the aggressive means of the non-drug manipulation the human state of mind.

The scientists from the neuro-biological department of California University have carried out the research that showed the correlation between the musical preferences of the people and their IQ level. More than a hundred of students from 36 colleges agreed to take part in this experiment. They were offered to listen to the musical compositions by Mozart for ten minutes. The IQ tests fulfilled after the listening showed the results 8 or 9 grades higher tan the previous ones.

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Arthrosis and arthritis are very unpleasant diseases which can considerably spoil your life. Fortunately, the modern medicine can cure us from different problems with joints. However, its power is limited, so you should start taking care of your joints right now in order to escape negative consequences. Special attention should be paid to your knee-joint as it is the most vulnerable one in the face of external factors.

If you had chance to have a look on your knee’s inside you would be surprised of how difficult the structure is. Your knee-joint is covered with a patella which presents a small round bone looking like a pancake. The joint contains two cartilage linings – meniscus. They support the thigh-bone and the big cannon bone of your shin. Meniscuses amortize strikes and provide the perfect fitting of joint surfaces. All this construction is supported by cords which allow the joints to bend and unbend. Due to this construction the knee joint can endure huge loads. With time, however, cartilage linings become thinner and break – the fragments of them move within the joint freely which causes strong pain. As result, the joint loses its mobility and begins to swell.

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