Archive for May, 2012
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live
I’ve been thinking about this topic lately. The value of being selfless, its benefits and its backfiring effect if any. Selfless, some consider it arrogance while others call it stupidity. Religion has taught us to help others and expect nothing back. To help others “for Allah” and not to have personal benefits or a secret agenda. And culture has taught us to be kind to others generally. A selfish person doesn’t realize that he/she is selfish, similar to crazy people that don’t know they’re crazy. Sounding harsh, I know.
Can selfishness be consider a mental defect? Caused by the environment the selfish person is living in? Certainly no one is born selfish, or could they be? I know for a fact that being completely selfless CAN be a mental illness, which is kind of sad. Make no mistake, I am in no position to call myself selfless nor selfish. I have my moments in being both.
How do we deal with selfish people? Can we really change if we are selfish? and what do you think about someone who’s almost completely selfless?
* German solar plants produce as much power as 20 nuclear plants
* Higher capacity and bright sunshine boost output
By Erik Kirschbaum
BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.
The German government decided to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, closing eight plants immediately and shutting down the remaining nine by 2022.
The solar power cell technology has advanced so much in the recent years. And with this new records, there is no doubt that it can be a dependable power source. Of course having the sun as the source of energy brings performance risks. What I would like to see is our government here in Kuwait to actually spend more resources and money towards this. Saudi and UAE are already considering this change and they are taking it very seriously, Specially Saudi. Yet here in Kuwait, we hear news of that the government are working on a nuclear power plant deals. Hit the source link for more info.
DIY’s COCONUT + ROSE BODY SCRUB … I could smell it only by reading the name!!!
“You’ll need: a mason jar, coconut oil, raw cane sugar, almond or jojoba oil and one fragrant rose (here I used sterling silver roses because they’re my favorite AND they’re one of the most fragrant roses ever.)
- Use a small mason jar or any clear jar with a lid.
- Start by putting a large scoop of coconut oil in the bottom of the jar. You can get coconut oil at any health food store or major supermarket. It’s an “oil” but at room temp it’s more like a butter consistency and has a white paste-y texture.
- Next, pluck your rose petals and put them into the jar on top of the coconut oil.
- Add your raw sugar. If you can’t find raw cane sugar, brown sugar is a great option! The coarser the better.
- Add your almond or jojoba oil on top of the sugar. I like jojoba oil best, which you can also find at health food stores or vitamin stores, because it’s the closest thing to our own natural oil and it absorbs really nicely into the skin. But almond oil is great too because it doesn’t take away from the scent in this jar.
- Wait a minute for your oil to seep down to the flower petals and then top it off with a little more almond or jojoba oil. Last but not least, put your lid on and let it sit so the oils can soak into the flower petals.
When you (or the person you’re giving this to as a gift) are ready to use it, take a spoon and mash it all up. The coarse sugar will break up the rose petals and they’ll continue to break up as you rub the scrub on your skin. The smell is INCREDIBLE, and if you’ve had a hard week (or even if you haven’t) this is a decadent way to start the weekend! This scrub can have a shelf life of one year, but I wouldn’t imagine you’d ever leave this jar of magic sitting for that long.
NOTE: all measurements are subject to the size of your jar. I broke it up into thirds– in other words, everything should be equal parts and each layer should take up 1/3 of the jar.”Tweet
In case you missed it yesterday, a global solar eclipse took place and was visible globally. People around the world took photos and enjoyed the amazing view, from Japan all the way to the US. There were live feeds as well for those who couldn’t see it live. Here are some of my favorite photos I’ve seen so far
I so want to see these two, 10 years from now etha allah 3a6ahom el3omor inshallah…lol.Tweet