UBC Day 30 -The iPad Is the Best Tablet

I think Apple’s iPad line has the best selection of tablets for many reasons: They’re solidly built, they perform well, they have fantastic screens, they run a reliable and easy-to-use operating system, and—maybe most important—they have the largest app library and accessory ecosystem of any tablet. They also come with the best support of any brand. If you’re looking for the best tablet, I would say ipad Mini series, because it offers the best combination of speed, features, screen size, ecosystem, and price. The things that have made all iPads great tablets—such as an unbeatable selection of outstanding apps, stellar hardware quality, long battery life, and unrivaled customer support—help them continue to best other tablets on the market. Not everyone needs a tablet, but if you want something that’s easier to use than a laptop for watching media, reading, playing games, surfing the Web, and checking email and Facebook, with a screen that makes these tasks more enjoyable than using your phone, the iPad is as good as it gets at this price. It’s plenty fast, it’s easy to use, it has long battery life, and there are more apps and accessories for it than you could ever use.

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UBC Day 29 – Coffee facts and points

With a bevy of different brewing techniques at your disposal, you can change the temperature of your coffee to be compatible with the changing seasons. Sip on iced coffee in the summer and hot coffee in the winter! Whether you need a jump start to your day or a pick-me-up during the afternoon, coffee is a reliable source of fuel. Coffee sustains over 60 percent of the workforce and ensures college students function on a basic level. If coffee wasn’t mainstream, we’d be wallowing in a world with only vanilla and chocolate desserts as options. Luckily, coffee cake and coffee ice cream are around to provide variety and break up the monotony. Coffee is brimming with essential antioxidants that raise our spirits. According to a recent study, regular coffee drinkers are 10 percent less likely to be depressed than their java-less counterparts. Consume coffee before lifting weights each morning and you’ll get an extra boost when the caffeine hits your bloodstream. Caffeine increases performance by stimulating the central nervous system and the heart. For the best results, drink a cup roughly an hour before going to the gym.

By now you should be convinced—without coffee the world would be a much darker and less productive place. If you’re particularly thankful for coffee this holiday season, comment below with any fun facts about coffee you may know or tell us your favorite roast!

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UBC Day 28 – Love music, Live music.

Without music, my world would be silent and dreary. Music enfolds me in a blanket of comfort, giving me inspiration in moments of loneliness and sorrow. It is the harmonious articulation of my thoughts and passions utilized as a meaningful and complex expression of universal communication. My love for music has grown immensely throughout the past few years and continues to grow without bounds. Music has not only developed my knowledge and creativity, but has empowered my values of determination, perseverance and understanding. I know that these valuable lessons will enhance my daily achievements as a person. When I’m tired about over working and feel stress, I always listen to music for a change. Because I like music, and listening it is comfortable and relaxing. I choose music depending on my situation. When I want to escape from difficult things, I listen to Classic music. The sound of piano and melody relax my mind. When I want to cheer me up, I listen to R&B. It has strong messages like encouraging me to overcome difficulties. If the mind and body feel relaxed and refleshed, I feel inclined to do something. I am closely related to music and cannot separate from our lives. So I belive that listening to music is easy way to reducing stress, and we can listen to it at any time.

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UBC Day 27 – What is adventure for you?

If anything gets me an instant adrenaline rush it is definitely the word ‘adventure’. An idea of getting high something never tried before is flawlessly unparalleled to almost everything in this world. I guess it is a very obvious desire for me to be adventure hungry. The word adventure itself has been the driving force to get me up stable in situations where I feel low. It has a charm of its own that makes me want to say “I can totally do this!” (I suggest you should try) It is a process of self-discovery into unknown wild spaces that you did not figure out about yourself until yet. To relate it to every stage in your life you come across to be difficult, helps into breaking down the internal barriers which we usually call anxiety, insecurity or depression. After every new idea of experimenting with me and things that I can do slowly eliminates the blockades one by one, until one day none will be left and I look forward to that. That relieves the way I can project those things to be actually done that seemed unfeasible once, the hope to try it keeps jumping inside my wide awake like a little child who just got a toy to play with. I take my life as an adventure, where I break out of the repetitiveness of my regular continuation and give buoyancy to myself to do the unlike! I never know, I might just make it take place.
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UBC Day 26 – Yoghurt

The sun is shining, temperatures are rising. Summer is the time to shed layers of clothes, as well as some pounds. You could opt for a stringent diet regime, but what about simply enjoying all the wonderful foods the season brings? You’ll still slim down, and do wonders for your health.

It’s a natural trend to eat lighter during the summer, and you can easily do so without feeling deprived. Summer is a time when all we want to eat something chilled. It is also easier to lose weight in summer, so if you want to do dieting, you must do it now. Yogurt or curd is one of the coolest foods for summer. The health benefits of yogurt include its cooling effects on the body and its probiotic nature. While it is definite that having yogurt in the summers is beneficial, you must also know the healthy ways to use yogurt. Curd or yogurt also has many unconventional uses. It can be used to replace high fat ingredients like mayonnaise. Beaten curd can also be used to replace the fattening cream in soups and salads. Never have curd with sugar although it is considered ‘auspicious’ traditionally. It is better to have curd with a piece of lemon, it is much healthier for you.

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UBC Day 25 – Reading Is Fundamental

When I find a good book, it’s hard for me to put it down. I really enjoy books that are a series because I like to get to know my characters really well.

Reading is a fantastic way to pass the time and it’s certainly better for your brain than TV watching. There is scientific research that suggests that it helps improve your memory, reduce stress, and expands your vocabulary.

I have started to enjoy reading e-books on my iPad. The instant gratification factor of getting the ebooks are undeniable.

Do you have an e-reader? Do you prefer to read “real” books or e-books?

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UBC Day 24 – Laugh…A Lot…and Often

This is something that everyone should be doing regardless if they are recovering from anything. Laughing is just good for the soul!

Do you love baby laughs?

Or perhaps you’d prefer to watch a bride and groom laugh hysterically though their wedding vows?

Even when things are falling apart, laughter is the best medicine… Laughing is contagious.  There are times when something small and silly . I love laughing so hard that my cheeks hurt!

Laughing makes you happy…and being happy makes you feel better.  At least it does for me 🙂

Who is your favorite person to laugh with?

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UBC Day 23 – Random Note 2

So I am bored, a bit free and with a desire to write. This led me to create 4 lists about myself.

1. Five Bad Things about myself

I hold grudges. I do not forgive easily. I just plain don’t like some people
I only have 1 good friend that I tell everything to
I get too nervous about little things
I don’t open up as much as I think I do
I have the worst acne in the world!

2. Five Good Things about myself

Capacity to be genuinely happy
Open mindedness
Honesty and Integrity
Positivity towards life
Passion and Enthusiasm

3. Five things I would do even if I am not paid for it – ever

Read, Explore and Understand things to expand my knowledge about the world and beyond
Try to spread knowledge by writing
Dance
Create something new, something beautiful, something artistic
Do something I believe is for greater good or should have been done and no one else is willing to do it!

4. Five things I would NEVER do even if I were being paid a million bucks for it – ever

Become a man
Hurt someone physically
Hurt myself physically
Forgive some people who have hurt me a lot emotionally
Turn vegetarian

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UBC Day 22 – Writing Advice to Self

Relationship for better or worse, I sometimes think maybe I could write fiction. So my ears perked up when I heard this how-to information:

Give the reader at least one character she can root for.
Every character should want something—even if it’s only a glass of water
Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
Start as close to the end as possible.
Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your main characters, make awful things happen to them in order that the reader will know what they’re made of.
Write to please just one person.
Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible.

Elements of the short story:

Exposition
Conflict
Rising Action
Climax
Denouement
Write no more than 10,000 words.

Features of Best Sellers:

Address hot-button social issue (unresolved conflict of national consciousness)
Show fractured families
Feature protagonists who are outsiders
Describe Dream (dream deferred, dream perverted) is a motif
Reveal secret societies
Connect with readers (heart, gut)

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UBC Day 21 – Expect to suffer

An expectation, which is a belief that is centered on the future, may or may not be realistic. If something happens that is not at all expected and you like it, it is a surprise. A less advantageous result gives rise to the emotion of disappointment and you will suffer.

Buddha stated “that suffering is an inherent part of existence; that the origin of suffering is ignorance and the main symptoms of that ignorance are attachment, craving and expectations.” Everyone expects something from someone and on not getting it there is a sense of disappointment. Expectation is an integral human emotion and if you say you don’t expect then I would say that you are not humane.

I am good with someone if he/she is good to me, and I am not talking about love over here. Even in love people say that it’s about giving and not expecting, I will be blunt and say to those that go and talk to the one who didn’t get what he/she wanted in love, talk to those who failed in love even after giving everything to their lover. In love there are expectations, I would ask those who are love tell me don’t you expect your other half to love you the way you love him/her, isn’t there a craving that he/she should love you more than anyone else in this world, that my dear is expectation and nobody humane can say he/she doesn’t have any expectations.

I expect a lot from people I care about, from my friends, and I do get disappointed and then suffer a lot on not getting what I want. I expect a lot and that has caused me a lot of pain over the years, and now that I can stop being possessive but I can surely muster enough courage to say that I would stop expecting, and I no I am contradicting myself here as I said no one can say she doesn’t expect, I will say I will stop expecting a lot and will expect very less, that I think is possible.

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