Forbes Magazine, The History

by: David Chase (reading – 7.12. - 13.12.)

One of the most widely respected and important American publications of the last century is Forbes Magazine. Forbes Magazine was founded in 1917 by Scottish immigrant B.C. Forbes (who was, at the time, the leading columnist for the Hearst newspaper chain). Forbes was born in Aberdeen shire in Scotland and moved from Johannesburg, South Africa to New York performing various editorial and writing gigs just before he founded this vastly important business publication.

Forbes is published bi-weekly and contains up to 60 original and concisely-written articles in each issue which evaluate everything from the companies to the people that run them and has both a politically conservative and pro-business slant. Some of the topics covered in each and every issue of Forbes include articles on the worlds of industry, finance, international business, marketing, law, taxes, science, technology, communications, investments, entrepreneurships, etc. More than 5 million readers worldwide (and seven local-language editions) can attest to the longevity of this publication for the business world.

Coming up on its 90th Anniversary in 2007, the Forbes Empire remains one of the largest and most successful family businesses of its kind in the world. Steve Forbes, once a political candidate for President of the United States of America, is the magazine's Editor-in-Chief and has a column in each and every issue called “Fact and Comment” which is quite popular with Forbes readers.

Each and every year, Forbes publishes its very popular list of the richest people and the biggest companies on Earth (who also, by the way, subscribe to this most accomplished publication). Absolutely no merger, ad campaign or lawsuit of importance on the planet goes unnoticed by Forbes Magazine and the stories in each issue will always vividly focus on the movers and financial innovators that are shaking things up in the business world. Forbes is also the best of the business periodicals that are published today for discovering new investment ideas and more investor focused than other business magazines. So, if you want to make sense of today's incredibly volatile market, then read and you will be as enlightened as the giants of this most respected of industries are.

About The Author

David Chase

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The History of Vitamins

by: John Collins (reading – 14.12. - 20.12.)

It may seem that the significance of vitamins to nutrition health has been known for a significant amount of time. However, it wasn't until the 15th century that scientists began to realize that nutrients found in various foods could improve health. The classic realization is the one of sailors who suffered from scurvy and improved their condition by eating citrus fruits. To discover the exact benefits a particular food would provide, scientists simulated conditions of nutrient deficiency using animals. These experiments were carried out by feeding the animals one specific type of food for an extended period of time. In all cases the animals' health declined; some became seriously ill and some died. For those that became ill, the scientists fed them various nutrients until their health improved.

In the early 1900s, British chemist and Nobel Prize winner Frederick Gowland Hopkins concluded from his research that the human body needed a certain amount of specific substances to live. Casimir Funk, a biochemist from Poland who worked closely with Hopkins, conducted an experiment with polished and unpolished rice. The results of his experiments coupled with what Hopkins discovered led him to coin the term "vitamin" to represent the crucial supplemental substances necessary for growth. It would only take thirty years after their discoveries for chemists to begin synthesizing (commercially producing) the vitamins that we know today.

Since the early discoveries, there have been many developments in understanding the value of vitamins. The most recent development is that taking a multivitamin every day can decrease an individual's risk for conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. The vitamin industry is probably a multi-billion dollar industry. Just visit any nutrition center or grocery store that sells vitamins and you will see shelf after shelf of vitamins. There are vitamin preparations for just about ever type of health condition and nutritional need. The reports of the benefits of vitamins are outstanding, but indicate that there may be more to discover about vitamins and their benefits on human life.

You can find out more about vitamins at www.nutritionguides.info .

About The Author

John Collins manages Nutrition guides. A site dedicated to hosting nutrition articles from around the world.

Christmas Dinner Easy Preparations

by: Neil Parnham (reading – 21.12. - 27.12.)

Christmas dinner, probably the most elaborate and complex dinner you will have to prepare all year. Chances are there will be many friends and family members attending so you will want to make sure everything is just right.

In order to help you do this, I have compiled a list of 5 things which your Christmas dinner table should not be without. I can help you with the setting of your table, but the responsibility of actually cooking the dinner remains in your hands.

The following list illustrates five things that you don't want to forget at your Christmas dinner table this year:

1. Food – Obviously. This one would be hard to forget. Nevertheless, it is very important and I want to make sure you have it on your table. There are many types of popular foods for Christmas dinner including roast turkey ham and many others. The food should be placed in the center of the table to begin with and then passed around the table from person to person until everyone has taken as much as they wish.

2. Drinks - There are many types of drink which you will want to incorporate into your dinner. Many individuals choose to have wine or other alcoholic beverages, whereas others choose to have pop, juice or milk. Make sure you have plenty of all forms of beverages. It is also important to make sure you have the right glasses for each drink, someone who is drinking milk will not want to drink it out of a wine glass.

3. Napkins, Plates and Other Utensils - This category includes everything from napkins and plates to silverware and glasses. These are all very important and it can be very embarrassing if you forget to put any of these utensils at any seat around the table.

4. Crackers - No, I don't mean soda crackers. Christmas crackers are a great way to add fun and creativity to any Christmas meal. For those of you who are unaware, Christmas crackers are large paper items (which are designed to look somewhat like a large candy) which have a "spark stick" in the middle. You pull both ends of the stick at the same time and the cracker will make a loud noise. Inside you will find a treasure of some sort, a joke, as well as a tissue paper hat to put on your head. There are all different types of Christmas Crackers including really high-end ones. These are fun and your guests will be sure to enjoy!

5. Family and Friends - A Christmas dinner just wouldn't be a Christmas dinner without friends and family gathered all around the table. Go out on a limb this year and invite at least 3 more people than last year. If you're going to go out on this limb however, make sure you have enough seats around the table for all your guests.

Now that you are aware of the necessities for your Christmas dinner table, relax and enjoy the day as much as possible. After all the work you've done you definitely deserve to sit back and have a drink of your own!

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5 Signs of a Good Party Host or Hostess

by: Misha Anatolia (reading – 28.12. - 3.1.)

It is easy to spot a good host or hostess. They are the ones throwing the great parties! They are bright, fun, and enjoying the party effortlessly right alongside their guests. Here's how to know if you've got what it takes to be good party host or hostess.

1. You're having a good time
A good party hostess is one who is enjoying herself. A good party host is one who is relaxed and comfortable and mingling with guests. If you have been planning the party for a while, you may think your responsibility is to make sure the party plan is followed without a hitch. Guests hate to feel like they're not first on your list, though. They would much rather you have fun with them and pay attention to them than fuss with the decorations or remind the chef when the cheese course is supposed to come out.

2. You know your guests
A good party host knows how to make his guests feel welcome because he knows their preferences and has accommodated them before the guests even arrive. A good hostess knows who is allergic to shellfish and has an alternative course ready for that guest. A good host knows ahead of time which guests will need extra help socializing and with whom to pair them for best results.

3. You're prepared
The only way to save yourself if you aren't prepared when the party starts is to pretend you planned it that way all along. Don't spend the night making excuses or sharing your woes with your guests. Just move along and help everyone make the best of it. To make sure you are prepared before the party starts, make several check lists based on the needs of the guests and the needs of the party, and start checking items off several weeks before the party starts. Have a run-through the day before the party and take care of any last-minute problems then. A prepared host is ready to mingle with his guests and have fun, which are the real reasons to have a party in the first place.

4. You make your guests feel special
A good hostess has the ability to make each guest feel like they were invited for her pleasure. A good host makes his guests feel comfortable enough to enjoy the party by letting them know they are irreplaceable and desired guests. Take each guest aside for a conversation or tour of the house, or bring them their favorite drink or appetizer. For a large party, you won't have a lot of time to spend with each guest, but a good hostess will make each guest feel like they are treasured, anyway.

5. You're willing to give it all up
Sometimes the largest element to a good party is that the host is willing to drop everything and change course when things aren't going well. There is nothing worse than a hostess who, with grim determination or mascara tears, digs in and insists on continuing the party game or dinner menu when it is obvious that guests are not enjoying themselves. A good host will always put the preferences of the party before their own. A great host will help things move along so well, the party will never know if plans have been changed. The party just moves on.

About The Author

Misha Anatolia is a party and bridal writer. For more bridal shower etiquette tips and other bridal shower information, go to www.bridal-showers.org