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Monday, August 23, 2004

Four signs she's high maintenance

Four signs she's high maintenance
By Marcia Jedd

Most men have been there. Many won’t admit they’ve been there: involved with a high-maintenance date or girlfriend. You can run from a high-maintenance woman and you can hide, but your best chance of going unharmed is to avoid her all together.

“Once I get a whiff of one, I steer clear,” says Brian, 40, an advertising manager in Omaha. Ross, 43, a consultant in San Francisco, found that he hasn’t attracted one in recent years. “I really don't date high-maintenance chicks as a rule.”

To avoid them, you’ve got to know how to spot them. Consider these tips on spotting the classic high-maintenance woman:

High H.B.A. factor. Rookie observers, remember the H.B.A. acronym (which stands for “Health, Beauty & Accessories”). As in, obsessed with H.B.A. Scan the latest trendy store, restaurant or bar and you’ll spot high-maintenance women easily in their natural habitat. Ground zero for the high-maintenance species are beauty salons, malls and occasionally, the health club. (Yes, female gym rats can be high maintenance, although scientists say it’s a rare occurrence.) Is she dressed to the nines at the grocery store? Is she sporting full-tilt makeup and big hair at the health club when other women are in sweats and no makeup? Look closer and you’ll find what constitutes high-maintenance is as varied as her patchwork quilt or designer bag, her intricately painted toenails or her voracious appetite for beauty treatments.

Emotional insecurity. High maintenance women can be as insecure as a lost toddler. They can freak out if you even so much as give an extended glance at another woman, among other indicators of emotional neediness. Her neediness often requires her to control and direct your behavior.

Controlling. Is she always instructing you to call her or sets rules around things? (Example: “Call me at work tomorrow at 2 p.m.”) Worse yet, she might express anger or manipulate you to get you to do what she wants. A range of ploys such as her demands to call frequently, fix-it items, and transportation needs (“Can you pick me up?”) are all ways to keep you on a short leash or otherwise attempt to control your behavior.

Communications. Guys, if she talks like this, run: “Like, oh my God, I was on the way to the mall and…” (At your own risk, remind her that “Valleyspeak” went out in the 1990s with Frank Zappa.) Pay attention to what she talks about for it’s the critical indicator of what might – or might not be – going on in her brain. Is it all about her, shopping and her friends? Chances are you have a high-maintenance girl on your hands. I say “girl” because rarely are mature women really that high maintenance. If they are, they may be limited to the divorcée set, who brandish fake dark tans, fake body parts, overprocessed hair and enough bling-bling to make you squint.

And, if you still have doubts, consider these stories:

Look in the mirror. Make absolutely certain that you’re not the one crying foul. Could you be high maintenance yourself? Consider the case of Michelle, now 42, who a decade ago broke up with a serious boyfriend, Jeremy. They had dated a year and a half and Michelle graciously declined his proposal for marriage and broke it off. “He accused me of being a materialistic you-know-what. Guess he was pretty raw, even after I told him not to buy an engagement ring.” Michelle was never high maintenance. She drives an older car that’s paid off, makes her own coffee every morning and has owned the same home for many years.

The picnic test. If you have doubts about her high-maintenance level, put it to the test. See how she handles an impromptu picnic. Suggest casual food from the deli, a cookout, or wine, bread and cheese. Then, gauge her reactions carefully. Dirk, a Minneapolis marketing manager, didn’t discover he was dating a high-maintenance woman until it was too late. When he was in his early thirties, he dated twentysomething Jodi for a couple of years. “On our way to a picnic, we had to stop so she could buy a new outfit, out of my pocket of course, because the one she took an hour to pick out on her own wasn’t good enough for the picnic.”

That was the first “picnic incident.” The second one was even sadder. The couple had spontaneously decided to go on a picnic, so they stopped by a deli at a grocery store near a nice lake area. “When the clerk weighed each of our salads, hers weighed more. She stormed out saying that I made her look like a pig because I wasn’t eating as much as she was. Kinda nuts, huh?”

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Smart Businessman

Jack, a smart businessman, talks to his son.

Jack: I want you to marry a girl of my choice
Son : "I will choose my own bride!"
Jack: "But the girl is Bill Gates's daughter."
Son : "Well, in that case..."

Next Jack approaches Bill Gates.

Jack: "I have a husband for your daughter."
Bill Gates: "But my daughter is too young to marry!"
Jack: "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank."
Bill Gates: "Ah, in that case..."

Finally Jack goes to see the president of the World Bank.

Jack: "I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president."
President: "But I already have more vice- presidents than I need!"
"But this young man is Bill Gates's son-in-law."
President: "Ah, in that case..."

This is how business is done!!

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Friday, July 16, 2004

Konsumsi Viagra Sehatkan Mata

Konsumsi Viagra Sehatkan Mata

Health: Friday, 16 Jul 2004 14:54:8 WIB 

Obat yang dikenal sebagai penangkal impotensi ini ternyata memiliki manfaat sampingan untuk kesehatan mata pria.Dalam studi yang dipublikasikan oleh The New England Journal of Medicine, yang mengambil responden 10 pria dan dua wanita menyebutkan sildenafil yang terkandung dalam viagra mampu meningkatkan aliran darah menuju mata sebanyak 30 persen (ini terjadi tak lebih dari dua jam setelah menelan viagra).Selain itu tingkat sensitivitas mata terhadap objek penglihatan (termasuk cahaya) juga meningkat hingga 34 persen. "Mata sebagai fungsi visual yang berhubungan dengan membaca dan melihat berbagai objek penglihatan lainnya, nampaknya memang harus banyak menerima suplai sildenafil," kata Dr. William E. Sponsel, pimpinan studi yang juga menjabat sebagai kepala Departemen Opthamology di University of Texas Health Sciense Center, San Antonio, AS

Sumber: Male Emporium

Friday, June 11, 2004

Economists find no link between sex, money

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Economists find no link between sex, money

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WASHINGTON, June 10 (AFP) - More money does not lead to more sex, economic researchers concluded in a study released by a major US economic institute.

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The study by David Blanchflower of Dartmouth University and Andrew Oswald of Britain's Warwick University focused on the "still relatively unexplored links between income, sexual activity and well-being," the economists wrote.

The study was published last month as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which is better known for its determination of recessions and US business cycles.

The researchers, who based the report on a survey of 16,000 Americans, said the effort was part of an "emerging branch of economics" aimed at determining "the empirical determinants of happiness."

This was the first effort to study "econometric happiness equations in which sexual activity is an independent variable."

"The paper finds that sexual activity enters strongly positively in happiness equations," the economists wrote.

"Greater income does not buy more sex, nor more sexual partners. The typical American has sexual intercourse two to three times a month."

The report found "no statistically significant correlation" between levels of income and sexual activity.

"Money, it seems, does not buy more sexual partners."

The survey found 19 percent of the "low-income" group reported having sex two to three times a week, compared with 21 percent of the "high-income" group. But only six percent of the high-income group reported sex four or more times a week, compared with eight percent of the low-income respondents.

The report concluded that married people have more sex than those who are single, divorced, widowed or separated, and that the "happiness-maximizing" number of sexual partners is one.

It also found that 2.5 percent in the survey claimed to be homosexual, and concluded that "homosexuality has no statistically significant effects on happiness."

While higher frequency of sex was associated with higher levels of happiness, the researchers said the cause and effects were unclear: "working out whether sex causes happiness or causality runs in the reverse direction will be particularly difficult here," they said.