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    1. Viewpoint: Time to look beyond Mexico drug violence

      Viewpoint: Time to look beyond Mexico drug violence

      News about Mexico in the past few years has been dominated by gruesome drug violence. But as Mexicans prepare to elect a new president on 1 July, David A Shirk of San Diego University's Trans-Border Institute argues for an end to overly negative views of the country: If Mexico were a stock, now might be the time to buy. The country has been severely under-valued in recent years. Despite high rates of crime and violence elsewhere in Latin America, the media tend to focus relentlessly on Mexico's drug war. The murder rate is nearly 20 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, but this is significantly lower than in Brazil, Colombia, and Puerto Rico. And the Central American nations of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras have murder rates nearly twice that of Mexico. Still, because of exaggerated fears that Mexico is becoming a "failed state" or sliding into a "narco-insurgency," many ...

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    2. Woodstock Film Festival creates Cabo venture

      Woodstock Film Festival creates Cabo venture

      The Cabo International Film Festival is coming to Cabo in 2013, and it's brought to you by the Woodstock Film Festival. Variety reports the creation of the Cabo International Film Festival, which will begin in November 2013 in Los Cabos, Mexico, there will be four nights of screenings and events. It was created by Mark Goldfarb - a Woodstock native - and Meira Blaustein, executive director of the Woodstock Film Festival. She will serve as executive director of the Cabo Film Festival, and Woodstock will produce the event. The Cabo International Film Festival has a website at http://www.cabofilmfestival.com/index.htm.  There will be a launch event Nov. 9-11.

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    3. The Problem with Online Support Groups

      The Problem with Online Support Groups

      Recently a reader wrote into me and told me that online bipolar support groups scared the stuffing out of her. In her words: . . . is it really that bleak? IS there a place to find support and encouragement and practical advice that isn't so dire - comment after comment about divorce, violence, anger and mania.... I just need some perspective. I feel for this reader. She is trying to support her significant other with bipolar disorder and she is finding that the supports are more harmful than helpful.And, honestly, this is a big problem with support groups – they are often either doom and gloom or sunshine and light, and neither represent a decent perspective.

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    4. Snacking without putting on the pounds

      Snacking without putting on the pounds

      Here are some snacking tips that can help you satisfy your craving to snack while keeping those inches off of your waist line. Drink and sip water, and other non-sweet beverages. Put your water in a recycled coke bottle if that helps. If you want a snack because you are hungry try fruit or peanut butter on whole-grain crackers. Fat-free dairy provides a great source of calcium. Plan ahead, cut up some vegetable sticks and keep them in pre measured plastic bags, make sure they are ready to grab when you get the munchies. Want something warm? Try a broth-based vegetable soup. Don’t allow yourself to snack while doing something else like working, reading, or watching TV. Prepack your portions, 100 calories. Nuts are one of the healthiest snacks. Eat like a bird, snack throughout the day. By Bob Meyer

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    5. General Community Update – March 2012

      The community of El Encanto de La Laguna has never looked so good. Now with Casa #8 on the beach almost finished, the drive down the main road towards the beach access path looks that much better. The phase II condos are really starting to shape up. As you drive up the main road in the community (Avenida El Encanto) you can see the architecture of the Las Olas building starting to come together with the spacious covered terraces being the first thing noticed. Soon to come will be the garages below the phase II and along the back wall as well as the pool area.  Click here to read more.

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    6. The El Encanto de La Laguna Story

      The El Encanto de La Laguna Story

      The vision of El Encanto de La Laguna started when the developer’s first visited the small area East of San Jose del Cabo by the name of “La Laguna” and fell in love with it.  “There was something different about La Laguna. The fact that I could fly into San Jose del Cabo in less than 2 hours from San Diego, and then a short drive and be in this area that had the quintessential Baja feel with white sand beaches and miles of desert. I was hooked from day one and knew that I wanted to share this with family and friends. This is really how El Encanto de La Laguna was born” says Rick Wesselink the developer.

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    7. Heart Patients Consider Treatment Options and Resulting Life Style

      Heart Patients Consider Treatment Options and Resulting Life Style
      Do you or a loved one have heart problems and live with fear of it getting worse?  If you are considering getting a heart device to improve your quality of life, think again, or at least make sure you do your homework.  A heart device might save your life but leave you miserable.  You should make sure you understand the post procedure life style that you will be forced to live with.  Consult your doctor and maybe get a second opinion.  If you are considering getting a heart pump, pacemaker, new valve or procedures to open clogged arteries, make sure you understand the limitations and conditions that come along with those decisions.  If you have dementia or failing kidneys, the answer may not be a heart device.
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      Forward-thinking companies are already realizing a competitive advantage with benefits including: Real-time invoice visibility Accelerated invoice processing Reduced transaction costs Improve experience with suppliers and customers Trust the AP Automation Experts Evergreen Data Systems and Bottomline can help your AP department realize these benefits as well with seamless integration into your existing Oracle E-Business Suite application. Attend our Live Product Demonstration, Thursday, March 8th at 2:00PM ET/ 11AM PT to see how we can help you implement the ideal solution that delivers the best-in-class automation

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      Mentions: Oracle Evergreen
    9. Spend Time In The Water With The Dolphins

      Spend Time In The Water With The Dolphins

      A sleek, modern concrete structure (designed by award-winning Mexican architect, Enrique Norten) located by the marina in Cabo San Lucas is home to Pacific bottlenose dolphins. This is a world-class facility offering a range of educational programs focused on raising awareness about marine mammals. You have the chance to get in the water with the resident dolphins (along with trainers) and interact with these extremely intelligent creatures while learning about their biology, physiology, habits, communication techniques and environmental concerns.  Getting up close and personal with Pacific bottlenose dolphins   Where do your dolphins come from? We have a combination of dolphins that were rescued from the wild and could not be re-released, and captive-born dolphins. The fact that they’ve bred successfully in captivity is a testament to the fact that we have a happy and healthy population in our program. What makes your dolphin program different? We’re very focused ...

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    10. Did You Know This About April Fool's Day?

      Did You Know This About April Fool's Day?

      April Fool's Day Until 1564, it was a tradition to begin the New Year with a week of celebration, ending with a big party. But the calendar was different then, and the New Year began on March 25 - which meant that the annual party was held on April 1. In 1564, a new calendar was instituted, making January 1 the New Year. People who forgot - or didn't realize - what happened, and still showed up to celebrate on April 1, were called "April fools."

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      Lori Gopiao is of Filipino and Chinese descent.  A mother of 3 and an ICU Nurse at a Southern California hospital.  She was diagnosed with AML in July 2011, a day after her 41st birthday.  Lori is in need of a bone marrow transplant and needs your help.  Please register to be a marrow donor.  You can be "the one" to save her life and of others who are waiting for a match. Close to 8 million registered donors, 7% are Asian, and of that just 0.6% are of Filipino descent, and 1.1% are of Chinese descent.  Ethnicity is a key factor in determining a donor match.  Help bring hope to patients like Lore.  You may be able to save a life!  You can click here to contact BE THE MATCH.
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    12. Did You Know This About the Los Angeles Dodgers

      Did You Know This About the Los Angeles Dodgers
      Formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 1890. Brooklyn had hundreds of trolleys zig-zagging through its streets, and pedestrians were constantly scurrying out of their way. That's why their baseball team was called the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (later shortened to Dodgers). The team moved to L.A. in 1958.   We have no idea if this is true, but we'd like to thank the reader that sent in it. :)
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        I recently read an article about a study taken in the LA Unified School District, where they found that the poor and minority children are consistently assigned the worst instructors.  The report points out that its findings are not confined to Los Angeles but this is true throughout the country.   The study tracked 1 million students and 17,000 teachers over 3 years.  The study is part of a growing body of research focused on better evaluation methods of teachers, including an end to seniority based layoffs in favor of performance based measures and more stringent tenure standards. By, Bob Meyer
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      Mentions: Southern CA News
    14. Funny New Year Quotes

      Funny New Year Quotes
      Thought you would get a chuckle out of these: Jay LenoNow there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year's resolution. Bill VaughanAn optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. Oprah WinfreyCheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. Mark TwainNew Year's Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. AnonymousMany people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. Joey AdamsMay all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions! AnonymousA New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.
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    15. New Year's Resolution Time is Here

      New Year's Resolution Time is Here
      It is that time of the year when most of us start to think about ways to change our life.  What changes or resolutions should we be making that will result in a better life for ourselves? Balanced Living News would like to help you set these goals for yourself.  We will be offering a free workbook to all our subscribers.  The workbook will take you step by step through our process of self-examination and then setting some goals for yourself. The workbook will be offered free of charge to every newsletter subscriber.  Stay tuned for more information.
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    16. Easy Reporting Tool for Oracle R12

      Easy Reporting Tool for Oracle R12
      Evergreen is a certified reseller of - GL Wand for Oracle 11i/R12 which is a proven Excel based GL reporting tool, exclusively for Finance departments using either Oracle 11i or R12. GL Wand understands your Sets of Books, your Chart of Accounts, Key and descriptive Flexfields and enables highly efficient finance reporting, shorter month ends and faster refreshes.
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    17. How Women Can Learn To Celebrate This Natural Transition With Invaluable Tips From Experts

      How Women Can Learn To Celebrate This Natural Transition With Invaluable Tips From Experts
      Michigan City, IN, November 17, 2011 – Menopause is recognized around the world in October with World Menopause Day. Menopause affects women from all around the globe – it may be different for each one but it will definitely have some kind of an effect on them. The key is to minimize the negative effects so that this will be a time of celebration rather than a time of dread. Doctors Lovera Wolf Miller and David C. Miller are the authors of Womenopause: Stop Pausing and Start Living (O-Books) and they wrote it for just this reason. Their book is filled with the latest scientific information and solutions to help women feel their best during this vital time – more like a makeover geared to feeling fit, feminine and fabulous in four weeks! Unfortunately, our culture has become obsessed with maintaining the appearance of youth – which does nothing to help the anxiety level ...
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      Mentions: Ucla
    18. Do you think your Congress person lives better than you?

      Do you think your Congress person lives better than you?
        I’m pretty sure they are making more than me.  And what have they done for us lately?  Well let’s think about what has been in the news this week.  Two thinks come to my mind –PIZZA and our BUDGET.   How have our brave leaders been spending their time?  Well, they decided that they should not take any action to change their previous decision that
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    19. Your Healthy Heart

      Your Healthy Heart
      We are featuring articles about your heart.  You can find articles about PREVENTING HEART ATTACKS, HEART DISEASE, and the value of Vitamin D for a healthy heart.  You can page through our home page or click on the "Physical" tab in the horizontal navigation bar to find articles about "heart".  Or, you can write "heart" in our search tool found on every page. You can also write to us if you have a question.  We may be able to help you find information for what you are looking for.
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