14 October 2012

Famous Quotes: 45 Top Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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There was something about Marilyn Monroe.She was an iconic sexy fashion icon for over five decades. She was a persona. It went beyond beauty. Marilyn will never get old, because she died so young. Had she lived, Marilyn Monroe would be 86 years old today. It's unclear to many people why, but Marilyn Monroe will be remembered for years to come. Here are my top 45 of Marilyn Monroe's quotes.

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Marilyn Monroe aboard a train from New York City to Warrensburg, N.Y., in June 1949. 
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1. The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.

2. Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

3. Always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, Sweetie. So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

4. No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.

5. I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

6. To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.

7. The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.

8. There is nothing positive about being fat. And there is nothing positive about loving yourself. We all need to conform to society's expectations of who we are, because if we don't, who will? Life is more enjoyable when you are thin and pretty. I was never fat a day in my life and I never will.

9. In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hair-do. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.


10. Friendship is the bestiest thing that comes to life . Friends will always be there for you don't worry about the fakes worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong always remember they are your real friends don't never take them as granted because one day you are going to lose a good friend by the way your action's are when you see a good friend stick to that person .

11. When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you're gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don't just start arguments with them and don't tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don't forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.

12. This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them.

Iconic: Marilyn Monroe iconic beauty continues to inspires the A-list today 

13. For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.

14. It’s better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.

15. It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.

16. I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.

Successful model: Marilyn Monroe was an aspiring model before she change her career as actress

17. A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her.

18. I’m the type of person that tries to fall back asleep in the morning just to finish a dream.

19. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

20. I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.

21. We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

22. I believe things happen that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

23. We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.

24. If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere.

25. You never know what life is like, until you have lived it

26. Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.

27. It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

28. I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

29. Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.

30. Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.

Timeless beauty: Marilyn Monroe will never get old, because she died young. 
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Love & Relationship
31. Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.

32. If a man doesn't want you at your worst, then he sure as hell doesn't deserve you at your best.

33. Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.

34. All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.

35. How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.

36. I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.

37. I'm pretty, but I'm not beautiful. I'm sin, but I'm not the devil. I'm good, but I'm not an angel. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.

38. The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.

39. Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

Not just talent  but a gift: Marilyn Monroe was one of the most photogenic women in the world. 
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40. I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.

41. Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.

42. I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.

43. Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.

Blonde bombshell: Marilyn Monroe will be always remembered for years to come. 
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44. I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.

45. I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.

What is your favorite Marilyn Monroe quote and why? I would really love to hear from you. Please share in the comments. And if your favorite is not on the list, you can add one.

10 October 2012

Weight Loss Success Stories: How Nikki Lost 130 Pounds for Good

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It has been over 3 weeks since my last sharing on weight loss success stories. I found a beautiful girl on the internet who has also success her weight goal, hence I am delighted to share her story here to keep me and you inspired. She is Nikki, the girl behind My Life My Way.

Nikki, as she confess never started gaining weight. She was heavy all her life and made fun of all the time because of her size. Her heaviest was 280 pounds.

The Beginning
Every first step is never easy. Sick of the name-calling, Nikki decided to lose weight but she was not sure what to do. So she googled it and found out that she needed to change her diet. No more Midnight runs through McDonald 's Burger King. As a start, she also take a ride to the local mall and start walking laps. She started off with doing one lap around the mall then up to four. Four laps around the mall turned out to be about a mile! She started to see the weight come off.

The old and the new Nikki: (Left) Nikki on a trip to Mexico in 2005. At the present time (right) she is 150lbs down.

Diet Plan
Nikki do not diet. She simply adapted a lifestyle changes, eat clean and healthy.

Workout Plan
Nikki choose to eat a certain way and work out as often. She work out 5-6 days a week. She teach 1-3 classes a week. She lift weights. She do TRX. She's constantly changing her work out to keep her body guessing.

Challenges in Losing Weight
Nikki admit that when she first started her weight loss journey was the hardest part. It was a complete change of everything in her life. She overcame it by made a small changes at first and mad use to them before she would change something else. For example, she would swapped regular pasta for whole wheat and whole grain pasta, white rice for brown rice, etc.

The Weight Loss Victory
Nikki's weight loss is not an overnight success. It was a long 2 year battle before she reach her ideal weight, down to 150lbs. Her secret recipe to success is simple: Calories in vs. calories out plus some good old exercise.
Nikki Now and Then: "The way I feel now compaired to when I was heavier is hands down my favorite part of loosing the weight. I can't lie I am also digging the way I look now too!" - Nikki  

Maybe most of you who want to lose weight fast will get a bit disappointed to discover that there's no magic formula that Nikki has use to be the way she look now. Everyone knows that there's no magic to losing weight yet many people still rely on the promises of quick weight loss promoted by many diet product. I hope Nikki's story can make you change your mind, start losing weight and keep it off. If you have start a healthy lifestyle makeover, please share in the comments or submit your story to us.

* All pictures are belong to Nikki. Visit her blog My Life My Way and say hello to her.

Fever (Adult and Children): 3 Non -Drugs Alternatives to Treat Fever

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Fever is technically any body temperature above the normal oral measurement of 98.6° F (37° C). According to MedicineNet, fever is part of the body's defense against infections. Although fever can be a good thing, a high fever itself can be considered dangerous. High fevers, usually a body temperature over 108°F (42° C) can cause brain damage.

Fever can be reduced by taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin), acetaminophen (Tylenol and others) or paracetamol (Panadol). But instead of drugs, there's a step to reduce a fever using natural home remedies.

1. Blady grass root to reduce fever
Natural resources: Lalang or cogongrass and the roots of cogongrass
Image from - Hikmah Sejati and Forest Explorers

Blady grass, known as lalang in Malaysia and cogongrass (USA) or its scientific name, Imperata Cylindrica is said can relieve fever. It is a species of grass that grow fast and wild in the open. It spreads through small seeds, which are easily carried by the wind. To cure fever, dig out a handful of grass root and wash. The roots and be dried and stored for future use. Combine the grass root with an approximately four glasses of water into a boiling pot. Once at the boiling point, reduce heat and simmer until only 2 glasses of water remains. Drink like a tea while it is warm 3 times a day. Add rock sugar or honey if you prefer a sweeter taste.

My mom used to have me drink this 'cogongrass tea' whenever I got fever when I was little. She didn't mix with any sweeteners and the taste sucks! Though it's bitter to the taste but it works wonderfully. Everytime. 

2. Take a bath with a grated old coconut

Old Coconut and freshly grated coconut. Image from 123rf and  Cooking Varieties Nusantara

Use grated old coconut as a scrub. Gently rub the grated old coconut all over your body. This method often use on children who suspected to have measles.Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the body, all the heat went to the grated coconut and can help reduce fever. It makes the rash come out well too. Old folks don't use to give medicines to a child who get measles because they are afraid the rash does not come out well.

3. Use damp clothes
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Everybody knows this trick, am sure. Soak a washcloth in a bowl of cool water and place it on your forehead to cool your body down and reduce the fever. Apply damp cloth on legs, feet, and neck but make sure the cloth is warm. Excess application may cause shivering and increase body temperature. 

Cure a fever at home
I have found 3 cheapest treatment to cure fever at home. It always work wonders. Do you have any home remedies for fevers that help you feel better fast? Please share in the comments. 

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