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Tishkoff Study Confirms All People Are Of African Ancestry

June 11th, 2009

The Tishkoff Study Confirms the Centrality of Africa in All People
By Robert James Taylor

The recently released groundbreaking genetic study by Sarah Tishkoff and her team of African, American and European researchers confirms and/or establishes three essential things about Africans, African-Americans and their evolutionary relationships with the rest of the populations of the world.

First of all, there can now be no doubt that approximately 200,000 years ago the human race had its origins in Africa. The true “Adam and Eve” were Black. This fact has been widely accepted in the scientific community for some time. But thanks to the Tishkoff team we can now pinpoint the place of origin to Southern Africa – near the current-day South African-Namibian border. From there ancient Africans migrated northeast until they reached roughly what is current-day Ethiopia.

From Ethiopia – at a point near the middle of the Red Sea – some of these early humans began leaving the African continent to populate the Middle East and Asia and then gradually spread next to Europe and finally to the Americas – probably across a land bridge which no longer exists.

Fundamentally, this confirms that all people on the planet Earth are ultimately of African ancestry – from the darkest-skinned person in the Congo to the lightest-skinned person in Sweden. Or as one of the researchers Muntaser Ibrahim of the department of molecular biology at the University of Khartoum in the Sudan phrased it, “Everybody’s history is part of African history because everybody came out of Africa.”

This conclusion is based on the scientific theory that the highest levels of genetic diversity are to be found in the populations which have been (Read more ...)

Artists Universe – Hot New Social Community Site For New and Existing Artists

June 11th, 2009

Chances are, you’ve already heard about the exciting new social networking website aimed directly at artists and those that love them, Artists Universe, but you may not know that Artists Universe sports the most happening classifieds section on the Internet. Imagine all the time you’ll save not having to go out and flyer parking lots and tape up announcements on polls around the city. Simply place an ad on the Artists Universe classifieds section announcing a gig or announcing to the world that you need a new drummer. You won’t believe the response you’ll get. Artists Universe is dedicated to making the lives of artists everywhere easier, and no place is that more obvious than with our amazing classifieds page.

It doesn’t matter what you need to announce to the world, Artists Universe offers an intuitive classifieds system that is easy and fun to use. Our classifieds system is separated into seven categories, including Artists Corner, Casting Calls, For Sale, Housing & Rentals, Jobs-Hiring, Jobs-Seeking, and Musician Xchange. Artists Universe was built with the artist in mind, and we understand the needs and wants that busy, full time creative folks have. Don’t be surprised if your ad is answered in minutes when you use our dynamic classifieds system.

The Artists Universe classifieds system also features a Recent Visitors element so you can see who is poking around this always active section. Who knows, you may even have a few sets of famous eyes browsing your ads, so ensure sure you make the right impression! The founders of Artists Universe understand that there are other classifieds out there, but we honestly feel that the exclusive artist community here is unlike any other on the Internet. Our community is constantly growing, (Read more ...)

Self Defense Tactics For Women

June 11th, 2009

Self Defense Clique is an exceptional new website dedicated entirely to the exciting world of self defense. Imagine a website with all of the toys, features, and friends of Facebook, but with a dozen additional features all aimed at fans of self defense. Learn about the latest in weapons, techniques, and more every time you visit. The news section keeps you up-to-date on the latest breaking information on the world of self defense and the forum is always crackling with lively discussion. There is even a blog section where authors can pen expert articles pertaining to self defense, such as one on basic self defense tactics for women.

Many men view self defense as a hobby or as an extra skill to learn. Women, on the other hand, tend to view self defense as a matter of life and death. The idea that a woman needs to be a self defense expert to defend herself is nonsense. Many of the most basic, and most effective, techniques don’t need any training at all. First, both women and men should learn that their best self defense weapon is their voice. There is a reason why the bad guys in movies attempt to put a hand over the mouth of the person they are trying to kidnap. Try to avoid putting yourself in situations where you are going to be the only person around for miles and remember to scream and yell if you feel that you are in danger.

Next, many women forget that their entire body can be used as a weapon. We know about punching and kicking, but the elbows, the teeth, the knees, and even the shoulder can be just as effective. If an attacker has immobilized your feet, try to make contact with your knees. They are just as effective, and if you can aim for the groin, which can instantly disable an attacker. The same goes for elbows and teeth; however, there (Read more ...)

Homemade Acne Treatments That Work!

June 11th, 2009

Have you been dealing with acne? If so, then you should realize that you are not alone. There are many individuals out there today that have been dealing with this problem. While most of them are teenagers, there are also adults that are dealing with these skin problems as well. No matter who you are, if you have acne, then we know you are looking for some type of acne treatment. With that said, we believe you should take a look at the homemade acne treatment. As we write this article, we are going to tell you some of those solutions that worked for us when we were dealing with the problem.

Of course, acne always pops up at the worst times, although we’re not so sure there ever is a good time to have acne! But for those last-minute, emergency treatments, there are a few things you can try without having to run to the store and shell out for an expensive name-brand product.

Have you ever heard of putting toothpaste on your…pimples? We know this may sound strange to you, but putting toothpaste on them will help them to dry up quicker. Put it on right before you go to bed so that it can work it’s magic as you sleep. It’s one of the best acne treatments found around the house! Of course, you do not want to put it on and go about your day with toothpaste on your face. However, if you would like to apply it during the day, then it’s fine, just stay inside your home. Ever thought about Visine eye drops? This is not going to cure that pimple, but it is going to get rid of the redness within no time.

Have you ever heard of the antibiotic called Neosporin? If you apply a bit to your acne before bedtime and leave it on overnight, it will help to kill off the bacteria that causes the pimples. Although there are tons of other remedies (Read more ...)

“Facebook: $750 Mil in Hand Worth More than $2Bil in Sky”

June 11th, 2009

It came up conversationally, but I believe I’m the only person at my company to have firsthand experience as a user of Facebook.com. It was kind of funny to have all these online advertising professionals asking me all about the website everybody used in college. Didn’t they get the memo? I’m new. I should be asking the questions around here. The subject of Facebook.com is an interesting one that’s worth a closer look.

Without question 2005 was the year of MySpace. Before Rupert Murdoch’s $580 million social networking venture took the interactive world by storm, it’s difficult to believe that even the most optimistic of the billionaire’s lackeys would have predicted that new acquisition would more than quadruple its reach within a matter of months. With 23.5 billion page views by February, MySpace became the second most trafficked site on the Internet.

Murdoch’s success naturally generated buying interest in anything deemed online social networking. One proposed deal in March 2006, was Viacom’s unsuccessful $750 million bid for Facebook.com, the phenomenon started by wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg. After Facebook.com declined the offer, its founders pegged Facebook.com’s worth at two billion dollars. Perhaps the brilliant sparks from MySpace’s success has blinded Facebook.com to the flipside reality of Friendster’s paradise lost. There’s a real chance Facebook won’t see an offer this generous again.

Facebook.com is essentially an online medium of communication for college students and high schoolers. For its valued reach Zuckerberg and his crew of Harvard dropouts (taking their cue from Bill Gates, no doubt) must be looking for Google-sized compensation, but the two billion dollar figure is arbitrary and (Read more ...)