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I always treat chocolate and ice-cream as my best friend especially when I am sad, stress and depress. It gives me some good feeling and I think the sugar rush that acts on the pleasure senses of the brain help brighten the dull mood. I feel good after eating ice-cream and chocolate but it is just a temporary treat and it does not elliviate the situation at all. But it’s ok, you both are my good buddies!

Talking about depression and sadness, today I read in the Yahoo! Health about the five best food to help reduce depression. Elizabeth Somer, RD, author of Eat Your Way to Happiness says citrus food, nuts, leafy greens, salmon and dried cherries are some good nutrient-buffed snacks to fight stress and depression.

Read more below http://health.yahoo.com/featured/57/the-best-get-happy-foods/


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This festive season is far from ending, though hari raya and deepavali has just passed but being a colourfull Malaysian many more festivals is coming .. the AidilAdha, Christmas, New Year Celebration, CNY…:) With all the mouth-watering food – the kari, rendang, lemang, ketupat, kuih raya, tandoori, wade, chocolate, soon moon cake and emmm..thousands of good food to list down here. I know, it’d hard to resist, and one just can’t help but eat. It’s festive season afterall and everyone getting indulge. And as a result of having too much indulgence, you put more weight.. and you start checking on your scale. Feel guilty..?

Here are some good news for ladies and also those looking for a natural solution to reduce weight and cut down some calories without taking any diet pills. Lucy Danziger, SELF Editor-in-Chief a Yahoo! Health Expert for Women’s Health list down 8 fat-fighting super bite – Almond, berries, cinnamon, soybeans, mustard, oranges, sweet potatoes and Swiss cheese to help us reduce weight. Good news for me too!!

Check this out: http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryou/12893/8-foods-that-fight-fat/

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Many of America’s ultra-rich continued to give big donations to charity in 2008, despite the worst financial crisis in decades. In the past year, seven philanthropists gave north of $200 million and nine gave more than $100 million to causes ranging from wilderness preservation to fighting malaria. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates remain far and away the biggest givers overall, but two of 12 newcomers to the list pledged to give more than $1 billion away: William Barron Hilton, co-chairman of the Hilton hotel chain who pledged late last year to give away 97% of his wealth — some $1.7 billion — to his family’s humanitarian foundation and Peter G. Peterson, co-founder of the investment firm Blackstone Group, who gave $1 billion this year to establish a foundation that promotes fiscal responsibility. Here is the list:

1. Warren Buffett
Berkshire Hathaway CEO
2004-08 Giving* $40,655 million

2. Bill & Melinda Gates
Microsoft co-founder
2004-08 Giving* $2,625 million

3. George Kaiser
Oil and gas, banking, investments
2004-08 Giving* $2,377 million

4. George Soros
2004-08 Giving* $2,214 million

5. William Barron Hilton
Heir and former CEO of Hilton Hotels
2004-08 Giving* $1,700 million

6. Walton Family
Family of Wal-Mart founder
2004-08 Giving* $1,380 million

7. Herbert & Marion Sandler
Golden West Financial co-founders
2004-08 Giving* $1,329 million

8. Peter Peterson
Blackstone Group co-founder
2004-08 Giving* $1,168 million

9. Donald Bren
Real estate developer
2004-08 Giving* $908 million

10. Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg founder, NYC Mayor
2004-08 Giving* $903 million

Credit to original writer: Aili McConnon and Lawrence Delevingne
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Full story at http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/106219/The-10-Top-American-Givers

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