That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.
Playing a round of golf has been proven to release powerful natural, mood enhancing drugs from our brains called endorphins.
However, if you’re married and you get caught playing around like Tiger Woods, naturally you won’t feel good about the mood your partner is in (and you may end up with a club to the head).
Depending on where your golf ball lies, you may need to use your imagination to make your next shot.
Depending on your game, you may need to be creative and lie on your scorecard.
POWERS YOUR BRAIN
Golf may delay the onset of dementia by stimulating blood circulation in the brain along with improving connections between nerve cells.
Swinging the clubs also challenges the mind in terms of strategy, coordination, concentration along with adding up a series of large numbers.
A Swedish study on the health benefits of golf has found that people who play the game on a regular basis have a 40% decreased mortality rate among their peers which equals a 5 year increase in life expectancy.
Unfortunately, their scores typically get worse which means that their final years are filled with misery and frustration.
Getting regular daytime exercise such as playing golf often means a person will fall asleep faster and remain in a deep sleep for a longer period of time.
Unfortunately, a golfer achieves this sleep in the middle of the afternoon because he typically tees off at 5:30 AM.
GOOD WAY TO GET YOUR EXERCISE
The game of golf is great for your cardiovascular health since it involves walking about 6 miles and can burn off around 1400 calories.
However, if you choose to ride in a power cart so you can take advantage of the handy beer holders, your lifetime membership at the club may be shortened.
SOCIALIZATION IN GROUPS
It is often said that the worst day of golf is still better than the best day of work especially when you are hanging out with your buddies on the course.
Of course, the game also teaches the fine art of swearing, drinking, gambling and occasional throwing of clubs in a group setting.
TESTS YOUR VISION
Every time you strike the little round white ball, it is an opportunity to evaluate your visual acuity when attempting to locate where it landed.
This is especially true if it should happen to slice into the bushes or strike the house on the left on hole #7.
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World Smile Day was started by Harvey Ball, the creator of the smiley face logo, in 1963. He believed that everyone should devote one day a year to smiles and acts of compassion throughout the world. Sounds pretty good to us. Now his logo is in every text message with a whole world of emoji around it, it’s time to give him a hat tip and celebrate the smile.
Some say none of these. He is however a stand-up comic.
With influences ranging from Richard Pryor to Fozzie Bear, Steve has formed a unique style that bridges the gap between clever and goofy. His material offers layers that leave an audience howling and thinking at the same time. He is Smart and Silly. Daft and thoughtful. Intelligent and ridiculous, but always clever. And clean. Mostly.
In the decade since starting in the great San Francisco comedy scene, Steve has played clubs, colleges and corporate events across America. In addition, to reaching his dream of performing on David Letterman’s show, he’s been a repeat guest on Craig Ferguson, Byron Allen and the Bob & Tom Show.
But of all the shows Steve has done, he remains most proud of the many trips he’s made to the Mid-East to perform for our troops. As a former Navy Submariner, Steve knows how much those men and women sacrifice for our country, and how much they need our support, and someone to laugh at.
Health Benefits of Lemon
Various health benefits of lemon are explained below:
Indigestion and Constipation: Lemon juice helps to cure problems related to indigestion and constipation. Add a few drops of lemon on your dish (take care, as lemon does not go well with milk), and it will aid in digestion.
Fever: Lemon juice can treat a person who is suffering from a cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fevers by increasing perspiration.
Dental Care: Lemon juice is also frequently used in dental care. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the area of a toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain.
Weight Loss: If a person drinks lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can help reduce body weight.
Respiratory Disorders: Lemon juice assists in relieving respiratory problems and breathing problems, such as its ability to soothe a person suffering from an asthma attack. Lemon, as a rich rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with more long-term respiratory disorders.
Skin Care: Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can also cure problems related to the skin. Lemon juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sun burn, and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings as well. Lemon juice can be applied on the skin for the treatment of acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Drinking lemon juice mixed with water and honey brings a healthy glow to the skin.
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