Archive for May, 2010

Somali pirates, the modern version of legendary pirates?

Somali pirates, the modern version of legendary pirates?

Somali pirates, the modern version of legendary pirates?

The Somali piracy threatens the regional international shipping for about a decade. The piracy accentuated since 2005 and brought concern to many international organizations, including the International Maritime Organization and the World Food Programme, and to countries that carry out shipping activities in the area. At the beginning, the attacks were target on small boats, but the frequency and sophistication of the attacks increased over time. (more…)

How to prevent diabetes

How to prevent diabetes

How to prevent diabetes

According to the World Health Organization, in 2000, at least 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, this representing 2.8% of the Earth’s population. Due to the exponential increase is expected that by 2030, this number will almost double.

There are many forms of diabetes, but the most common are:

– Type 1 diabetes: the body fails to produce insulin, and the person requires injecting insulin;

– Type 2 diabetes: cells fail to use insulin properly resulting insulin resistance, sometimes being combined with an absolute insulin deficiency; (more…)

What is the best way to invest money, mutual funds or stocks?

What is the best way to invest money, mutual funds or stocks?

What is the best way to invest money, mutual funds or stocks?

All investors whether they are beginners or experienced are wondering the same thing: which is the best investment solution, stocks or mutual funds? No one knows the correct answer but both options have their fans.

The mutual funds represents a huge amount of money collected from a large number of investors used to buy lots of different stocks, bonds, and/or other assets that meet the company’s investment criteria. When you buy shares to a mutual fund you become a shareholder and your money will be managed by the mutual fund money management experts. (more…)

Hollywood celebrities real names

Hollywood celebrities real names

Hollywood celebrities real names

Changing the name is a common practice among freshman actors that come to Hollywood nowadays. In the past this was a secret practice and celebrities kept their real names secret for a long time.

Among those who changed their name before entering into the spotlight we can find some of the most famous American stars including Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Cher, Greta Garbo, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Seymour and Tom Cruise.  Some of them had weird names while others only wanted to change it with one that sound better or is easier to remember. (more…)

Top 15 most polluted places in the world

Top 15 most polluted places in the world

Top 15 most polluted places in the world

Pollution started as a major issue in the 20th century and continues to be one in the 21st century. Among the most dangerous consequences of pollution we can find: local greenhouse effect, global warming, melting glaciers, flora and fauna extinction, increasing number of diseases and increased mortality among the population. These are strong reasons to make you avoid visiting those places and in the same time these facts should act as an alarm for those in charge for local administration.

Top most polluted places on Earth are: (more…)