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LOST AT SEA
In 1982 Steven Callahan was crossing the Atlantic alone in his sailboat when it
struck something and sank. He was out of the shipping lanes and floating in a
life raft, alone. His supplies were few. His chances were small. Yet when three
fishermen found him seventy-six days later (the longest anyone has survived a
shipwreck on a life raft alone), he was alive much skinnier than he was
when he started, but alive.
account of how he survived is fascinating.
His ingenuity how he managed to catch fish, how he fixed his solar still
(evaporates sea water to make fresh) is very interesting.
the thing that caught my eye was how he managed to keep himself going when all
hope seemed lost, when there seemed no point in continuing the struggle, when
he was suffering greatly, when his life raft was punctured and after more than
a week struggling with his weak body to fix it, it was still leaking air and wearing
him out to keep pumping it up. He was starved. He was desperately dehydrated.
He was thoroughly exhausted. Giving up would have seemed the only sane option.
people survive these kinds of circumstances, they do something with their minds
that gives them the courage to keep going. Many people in similarly desperate
circumstances give in or go mad. Something the survivors do with their thoughts
helps them find the guts to carry on in spite of overwhelming odds. "I tell
myself I can handle it," wrote Callahan in his narrative. "Compared
to what others have been through, I'm fortunate. I tell myself these things over
and over, building up fortitude...." I wrote that down after I read it. It
struck me as something important. And I've told myself the same thing when my
own goals seemed far off or when my problems seemed too overwhelming. And every
time I've said it, I have always come back to my senses.
truth is, our circumstances are only bad compared to something better. But others
have been through much worse. I've read enough history to know you and I are lucky
to be where we are, when we are, no matter how bad it seems to us compared to
our fantasies. It's a sane thought and worth thinking. So here, coming to us from
the extreme edge of survival, are words that can give us strength. Whatever you're
going through, tell yourself you can handle it. Compared to what others have been
through, you're fortunate. Tell this to yourself over and over, and it will help
you get through the rough spots with a little more fortitude.
UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE: Two sailors ran into each other in a pub. Over a few
beers, one of the men told the other about his last voyage: "After a month
at sea," he said, "we discovered our masts had been eaten through by
termites! Almost nothing left of them." "That's
terrible," said the second sailor. "That's what I thought at first too,"
the first sailor said, "but it turned out to be good luck. As soon as we
took the sails down to fix the masts, we were hit by a squall so suddenly and
so hard, it would surely have blown us over if our sails were up at the time."
lucky!" exclaimed the second sailor. "That's
exactly what I thought at the time, too. But because our sails were down, we couldn't
steer ourselves, and because of the wind, we were blown onto a reef. The hole
in the hull was too big to fix. We were stranded." "That
is bad luck indeed," lamented the second sailor. "That's what I thought,
too, when it first happened. But we all made it to the beach alive and had plenty
to eat. But now here's the real kicker: While we were on the island whining about
our terrible fate, we discovered a buried treasure!"
this story illustrates, you don't know if an event is "good" or "bad"
except maybe in retrospect, and even then you don't really know because life keeps
going. The story's not over yet. Just because something hasn't turned out to be
an advantage yet doesn't mean it is not ever going to. Therefore,
you can simply assume whatever happens is "good." I know that sounds
awfully airy-fairy, but it's very practical. If you think an event is good, it's
easy to maintain a positive attitude. And your attitude affects your health, it
affects the way people treat you and how you treat others, and it affects your
energy level. And those can help pave the way for things to turn out well. A good
attitude is a good thing. And a bad attitude does you no good at all.
get in the habit of saying "That's good!" Since you don't know for sure
whether something will eventually work to your advantage or not, you might as
well assume it will. It is counterproductive to assume otherwise. Think about
it. If someone ahead of you in line at a store is slowing everything down, say
to yourself, "That's good!" They may have saved you from getting into
an accident when you get back in your car. Or maybe, because you slowed down,
you might meet a friend you would have missed. You never know.
truth is ... life is uncertain. And even that can work to your advantage.
Khan is the Author of "Self-Help
Stuff That Works" and
has been published in Prevention
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ADRIFT: SEVENTY-SIX DAYS LOST AT SEA By
"One of the best adventure books of
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before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan's dramatic tale of survival
at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks.
In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable
seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have
survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable
raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. "Utterly absorbing"
(Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.
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way back from Panama. An invitation was born: To capture the essence of her father
for his 60th birthday
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Prevention Magazine asked dozens of scientists who are studying aging, exercise,
nutrition, and related fields which changes deliver the biggest payoff. Here are
their picks on how to look younger
Take the dynamic duo of supplements: They're what Bruce N. Ames, Ph.D.,
a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California,
Berkeley, swears by: his daily 800 mg. of alpha-lipoic acid and 2,000 mg.
of acetyl-L-carnitine. In these amounts, he says, the chemicals boost the
energy output of mitochondria, which power our cells. In his studies, elderly
rats plied with the supplements had more energy and ran mazes better. "If
you're an old rat, you can be enthusiastic," Ames says. "As people,
we can't be sure until clinical trials are done." (They're underway.
But the compounds look very safethe worst side effect documented in humans
is a rash.)
Skip a meal: This one move could have truly dramatic results for how
to look younger. Rats fed 30% less than normal live 30% longer than usualand
in a recent study at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,
the hearts of the leaner human calorie-cutters appeared 10 to 15 years younger
than those of regular eaters. In other research, calorie restrictors improved
their blood insulin levels and had fewer signs of damage to their DNA. Eating
less food, scientists believe, may reduce tissue wear and tear from excess blood
sugar, inflammation, or rogue molecules known as free radicals. Try it. Skip a
meal a day and you don't need to try to cut calories; you'll naturally consume
less that day. Just drink plenty of water.
Get a pet: Open up your home and heart to Rover or Boots. Owning a
pet reduces the number of visits to the doctor, prolongs survival after a heart
attack, and wards off depression. Pet ownership also protects against a major
problem of aging: high blood pressure. In one standout study at State University
of New York, Buffalo, stockbrokers with high blood pressure adopted a pet. When
they were faced with mental stress, their BP increased less than half as much
as in their counterparts without animal pals.
Get help for what hurts: Studies suggest that continuous pain may dampen
the immune systemand evidence is clear that it can cause deep depression
and push levels of the noxious stress hormone cortisol higher. So enough with
the stoicism: Take chronic pain to your doctor and keep complaining until you
have a treatment plan that works, says Nathaniel Katz, M.D., a neurologist and
pain-management specialist at Tufts University School of Medicine. Your mood will
improveand your immune system may perk up, too.
Take a hike: To make the walls of your arteries twice as flexible as
those of a couch potato, just walk briskly for 30 minutes, 5 days a week. With
age, blood-vessel walls tend to stiffen up like old tiresthe main reason
two-thirds of people older than age 60 have high blood pressure. Exercise keeps
vessels pliable. Mild exercise also reduces the risk of diabetes, certain cancers,
depression, aging of the skin, maybe even dementia.
Fight fair: Nasty arguments between couples increase the risk of clogged
arteries. In a recent University of Utah study, women's hearts suffered when they
made or heard hostile comments; men's hearts reacted badly to domineering, controlling
words. "It's normal to have a fight with your spouseit's a matter
of how you fight," says Ronald Glaser, Ph.D., an immunologist at Ohio
State University. What he and his wife put off-limits: "Getting nasty,
sarcastic, or personal, or using body language like rolling your eyes. It's better
to simply agree to disagree."
Stop and plant the roses: Gardening or being around plants bears fruit.
In one study, blood pressure jumped in workers given a stressful taskbut
rose only a quarter as much if there were plants in the room. And patients who
had a view of trees as they recovered from surgery left the hospital almost a
day sooner than those with a view of a brick wall.
Look out for your eyes: Getting
plenty of omega-3s in food or supplements may help ward off age-related macular
degeneration. Plant antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin (found in leafy
green vegetables like kale and collards) are helpful, too. People who have drusen
tiny deposits within the retina that can be early signs of macular degeneration
can reduce their risk of blindness in both eyes by 25% if they take supplements:
500 mg. of vitamin C, 400 IU of vitamin E, 80 mg. of zinc, 15 mg of beta-carotene,
and 2 mg. of copper.
Do a good deed: Pick up trash in the park or shop for a neighbor who
needs help, says William Brown, Ph.D., a lecturer of psychology at Brunel University,
West London. He studied people in Brooklyn and found that those who had a denser
social network and gave more to their friends and family than they receivedwhether
the gift was in the form of money, food, advice, or timereported feeling
healthier than others, even when he factored in activity levels. Another study
looked at 423 elderly married couples; after 5 years, the pairs who were more
altruistic were only half as likely to have died.
Sup from the sea: Don't just slap anything with fins onto your plate:
You want fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, and lake trout. They contain the
omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which many studies show help prevent sudden death
from heart attack. Omega-3s may also help ward off depression, Alzheimer's disease,
and age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindnessand maybe
some cancers, although evidence is mixed. To get more of the benefits of good
fats, snack on an ounce (a handful) of walnuts a day. Use less corn oil, and more
canola and olive oils.
Belt out a tune: Exposing yourself to music might help boost your immune
system: In a study done by Robert Beck, Ph.D., a professor emeritus at the University
of California, Irvine, levels of an infection-fighting antibody called IgA increased
240% in the saliva of choral members performing Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis."
Drink a cuppa: Intrigued by studies (of mice, cells in lab dishes,
and people) that say tea may fight prostate and breast cancer and heart disease,
researcher Anna Wu, Ph.D., a professor of preventive medicine at the University
of Southern California, downs at least 3 cups daily. Green is best, although black
tea confers some benefits, too..
Double up on D: If there's one vitamin supplement you should take,
this is it, experts say. Vitamin D is made in the skin when sun hits itbut
as people get older, the D factory doesn't work as well. About half of Americans
fall short. Research suggests that a lack of D raises the risk of osteoporosis,
multiple sclerosis, and various cancers. "No other nutrient is so widely
deficient in the United States," says Meir Stampfer, MD, chair of the
department of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. "Unless
you eat a lot of fish, you have to supplement." Stampfer takes 1,800
IU daily in the winter and 800 to 1,200 IU a day the rest of the year. Make sure
your supplement contains vitamin D3, the form the skin makes.
Dine on curry: Turmeric, the spice that makes curry yellow, is loaded
with curcumin, a chemical with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
In India, it's smeared on bandages to help heal wounds. East Asians also eat it,
of course which might explain why they have lower rates than we do of various
cancers and Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Don't like the taste
but still want to feel and look younger? Try a daily curcumin supplement of 500
to 1,000 mg.
Donate blood: The life you save may be your own. Many researchers think
that we take in too much iron, mostly from eating red meat. Excess iron is thought
to create free radicals in the body, speeding aging and raising risk of heart
disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's. Until menopause, women are naturally protected
from iron overload, but after that the danger of overdose climbs. Preliminary
studies suggest you can lower your risk of heart disease by regularly giving blood.
If you're scared of needles, at least go easy on red meat: no more than a daily
serving the size of a pack of cards.
Take fern extract for your skin:
Studies suggest that the antioxidant-rich extract of the South American fern Polypodium
leucotomos may help keep your skin youthful by protecting against free radicals
and reducing inflammation. Until clinical trials find proof, "it's like
chicken soupit can't hurt and it might help a bit," says dermatologist
Mary Lupo, MD,a clinical professor of dermatology at the Tulane University School
of Medicine. What you must also do: Avoid excessive sun exposure and don't smoke.
Take a deep breath:
Stress increases the concentration of the hormones cortisol and norepinephrine
in our bloodstream, kicking up blood pressure and suppressing the immune system.
Chronic stress delays wound healing, promotes atherosclerosis, and possibly shrinks
parts of the brain involved in learning, memory, and mood. "The key is
lowering the concentration of those stress hormones," says Bruce Rabin,
MD, Ph.D., medical director of the Healthy Lifestyle program at the University
of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He's devised a research-based program that mutes
the hormone flow: It includes meditation, deep breathing, writing, chanting, and
guided imagery. He makes time for it at least twice a day. "I do it in
the morning, when I'm falling asleep in the evening, and any time I feel upset,"
he says. Technique: Exhale strongly through the mouth, making a whoosh sound;
breathe in quietly through the nose for a count of 4; hold your breath for a count
of 7; then exhale with the whoosh sound for a count of 8. Repeat the cycle 3 more
Whittle your waist: To determine if your body is staying young, the
tape measure is better than the bathroom scale: Your weight can remain the same
while you lose muscle and pack on fat, including visceral fat, the culprit behind
a thick waist. It's linked to a heightened risk of age-related ills such as high
blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. If your waist measures more than
35 inches (for a woman) or 40 inches (for a man), you probably have too much belly
fat. The best way for how to look younger and shed that inner load is exercise.
In a 6-month study of 69 men and women, there was a 20% reduction in visceral
fat, though participants lost only 5 pounds; the program was brisk but not too
arduous: 45 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobics 3 times a week and 20 minutes
of moderate-intensity weight training, also 3 times weekly.
Get more shut-eye: Some sleep problems raise the risk of high blood
pressure, heart disease, and diabetesmaybe even obesity. Everyone's sleep
needs are different; to find out what yours are, sleep experts recommend you turn
off the alarm clock when you're well rested, and see how long you naturally sleep.
(Most people need seven to eight hours.) While you're at it, ask your spouse if
you snore. Snorting and honking through the night are signs that you may have
sleep apnea, which causes you to stop breathing at least five times an hour; it
raises your risk of stroke. An estimated 18 million Americans have the disorder,
but many don't know itand women may not want to mention their unladylike
habit. Ladylike, schmadylike. Tell your doctor.
Put on your rose-colored glasses: Becca Levy, Ph.D., an associate professor
of epidemiology and psychology at Yale, found more than a 7-year survival advantage
for older men and women with a positive attitude toward aging, compared with people
who have a negative one. If you're a cranky sort, you might also want to tweak
your attitude about other things. "People who have a goal in lifea
passion, a purpose, a positive outlook, and humor live longer."
Embrace life, and the coming of old ageit happens to all
of us. If we're lucky.
Andreas von Bubnoff & Joanna Lloyd,
for MSN Health and Prevention
in southwestern Turkey's Denizli Province, Pamukkale
is one of the most unique historic sites in the world. In Turkish "Pamukkale"
means "cotton castle" these dazzling white calcareous castles
are formed by limestone-laden thermal springs, creating the unbelievable formation
of stalactites, potholes and cataracts. This lovely, rapidly-developing district
in the Menderes valley, which enjoys a temperate climate over the greater part
of the year, has all the conditions required for an ideal tourist resort. The
tectonic movements that took place in the fault depression of the Menderes river
basin gave rise to the emergence of a number of very hot springs, and it is the
water from one of these springs, with its large mineral content, chalk in particular,
that has created the natural wonder now known as Pamukkale, Cotton Fortress or
Baumwollenschloss, a very appropriate name for such a phenomenon. The healing
water here flows down to the "Sacred Pool" (now located inside Pamukkale
Hotel) where you can swim amidst the historical remains of Hierapolis,
ancient city built on top of the white "castle" that can be seen from
the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 km away.
Hierapolis, founded by King Eumenes II of Pergamon, became subject to Rome in
133 BC. Since 1957, excavation and restoration work has been going on under the
direction of an Italian group of archaeologists from the University of Lecce.
The well-preserved theater of Hierapolis commands magnificent view of the plain
below. Since the theater has been restored, it is now possible to see the friezes
of mythological scenes depicting Apollo and Artemis in their original positions.
Passing through the city walls above the theater you can see the Martyrion of
St Philip. This is an octagonal building erected on a square measuring 20 by 20
meters. It was built in the early 5th century. Even in its present state of ruin
it is an impressive structure. Hierapolis-Pamukkale was designated a World
Heritage Site in 1988.
may approach Pamukkale by the main roads marked on your map, but there are also
other ways, according to the direction from which you are coming. For example,
if you approach from the West you can branch off to the left at the sign shortly
after Sarayköyü. This will give you the opportunity of seeing and getting
to know quite a few very interesting Western Anatolian villages. Whether you choose
the route through these villages or arrive by the Denizli road you will be confronted
by one of the most remarkable landscapes to be seen anywhere in Turkey. The first
thing you will see is a rock platform over 100 m in height rising up from the
plain. The slopes of this hill, which look from a distance like a great white
speck, are covered with large numbers of pools and terraces. As you come nearer,
you will begin to see this natural phenomenon, which resembles a frozen waterfall,
in greater detail. From
the edge of every terrace and every step in this fascinating natural phenomenon
that has gradually formed throughout the ages hang brilliantly white stalactites,
and you can hear the joyful splashing of the waters of the hot springs as they
cascade down over slopes where their flow is impeded only by clumps of oleanders.
temperature of the water forming the travertines, which issues from the hot springs
on the hills above, falls to around 33 C° lower down. On emerging to the surface,
the solution of calcium-carbonate in the spring water decomposes into carbon dioxide,
calcium carbonate and water. The carbon dioxide is released into the air while
the calcium carbonate separates off from the water to form a grayish-white limestone
sediment. The beds of the water-courses are filled up with these limestone deposits
and the water, confronted with these obstacles, splits up into several branches.
The water flows over the slopes into pools, the small basins surrounding them
and finally into the fields below. It is in this way that these terraces over
100 m in height composed of layers of the accumulated limestone sediment have
been gradually formed in the course of the ages. As the limestone sediment reaches
a certain level the water accumulates in pools and, as these pools fill up, overflows
into smaller pools in the vicinity and from these flows into the small hollows
and depressions around them. The limestone layers in the pools rise up in steps,
one above the other, and the continual flow of water keeps this process in operation.
stalactites form one of the most important features in the landscape. With the
formation of the layers and the emergence of steps and terraces one above the
other, the water leaves the limestone deposit behind it and drips down in the
form of stalactites, as in the Damlataþ caverns. The calcium oxide in the
water adds to the thickness of the white layers and widens the terraces, producing
pools in fantastic shapes reminiscent of oyster shells or flower petals, while
the small amount of sulfur and iron oxide produces stripes of yellow, red and
green over the white of the limestone. Any object left in the water at Pamukkale
will take on a coating of limestone within a very few days. Now, as in the olden
days, the water flows through open channels, and in cold weather you can see columns
of mist dancing over the surface. Although the water flowing from the hot springs
on the southern slopes of Çaldað rapidly loses heat during its
flow through these open channels it is still hot enough to make it possible for
one to bathe throughout six months of the year in the open-air swimming pools
in the motels and on the terraces. (Destination
suggested by Jim who lives in Galena, Illinois)
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GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR
Madison is missing her left ear from a birth defect called microtia; Barron
makes a silicone impression of that ear.
I do has a purpose in the medical arena," Barron says. A
happy Madison thanks him with a kiss.
IOWA Last summer Madison Shock hosted her first sunglasses party. To attend,
everyone brought the 5-year-old girl a pair of sunglasses. It may not seem like
much to most little girls, but the brightly colored glasses are important to Madison.
This was the first summer she could actually wear them. Madison was born with
microtia, a congenital malformation of the external and middle ear. Her right
ear is fine, though her hearing is limited, but on the left side Madison was born
with what her parents call a "little ear." The middle ear, which controls
hearing, is underdeveloped, which means she is deaf on the left side. Madison
was also born with first and second branchial arch syndrome, which causes the
cheek and jaw bones on one side of the face to be smaller. "We had no
idea about any of this when she was born," said Shock's mother, Candace.
Doctors said the only way Madison could have an ear was a painful series of surgeries
that required doctors to remove a piece of her rib bone to shape a new one. Then,
she would be burned on her legs and that skin would be used on the new ear. Candace
and Brian Shock were not taken with that idea at all. A little research cemented
their resolution against the surgeries. "We figured if she wanted to do
it when she was older then it would be her decision," Candace said. Madison
was only a toddler when Candace first saw a segment on the Oprah Winfrey show
about a former CIA disguise specialist who now designs custom prosthetics. Candace
put the thought out of her mind until a few months later when she saw another
program about the same specialist on The Learning Channel. At last there was a
small glimmer of hope. At the time, Madison was too young to work with Robert
Barron, who retired from the CIA in 1993. And even though Madison was
"proud of her little ear," Candace and Brian both understood
that there would likely come a time when other kids weren't so kind about the
difference. Candace went on a personal mission to find Barron, who now owns Custom
Prosthetic Designs in Ashburn, Va. "I did a Yahoo! search and
came up with 15 Robert Barrons in that area. I called every one until I finally
found him," Candace recalls. Barron wouldn't see Madison until she was
5 years old, so they waited. In March, 2007 they began the process of getting
Madison fitted for her new ear. They went back again in June so Barron could fit
the silicone prosthetic and hand paint it to match Madison's skin. The ear is
not permanently affixed to Madison's head, but can be attached with secure adhesive
that will withstand swimming or even rough play. And when she isn't wearing it,
the ear is kept secure in a small plastic container. In a few years the Shocks
will have to return to Barron's office so Madison can get a new prosthetic. Estimating
for regular wear and tear, Candace said the ear would only last three to five
years. The process is expensive. The Shocks estimate they spent about $10,000
on just the medical side of the process and another $5,000 for each additional
replacement. Barron accepts cash only, not insurance. People can submit the cost
to their insurance carriers for reimbursement. The Shocks say it is worth every
penny. "I think it will help her tremendously with self-esteem and feeling
good about herself," said Charlotte Shock, Madison's grandmother. "And
he was so kind and caring and patient. After he was done and placed the ear on
her head, he was as excited as the rest of us." ~Reprinted from WCF,Courier.com
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Madison's new ear and shows her mom how to remove the prosthetic when it's not
Madison proudly shows off the sunglasses she can now wear since receiving a new
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