A Lady goes to Toys R Us to buy a Barbie doll.
She tells the clerk that she needs to buy a Barbie but doesn’t know what’s available or price.
The clerk replies “We have Tennis Barbie and she’s $28”
Lady asks “Well, anything else?”
“We have an equestrian Barbie, and she’s $28”.
Lady asks “Anything else?”
“Well, we have divorced Barbie and she’s $250”
The lady replies “I don’t understand why divorced Barbie is so expensive. The others were only $28. What is so special about divorced Barbie?”
The clerk replied “Simple, she comes with Ken’s car, his house, and all his other stuff.”
What’s Your Dream IQ? (Quiz)
Science is far from completely understanding dreams — but that doesn’t mean we’re totally in the dark! Test your knowledge of dreaming in this quiz. Share your answers in the comments if you wish!
Question #1: The most frequently experienced emotion in dreams is,
Answer: D. Anxiety.
Humans are thought to dream for a number of reasons, including reducing stress, problem solving and regulating moods. When you’re dreaming, you are twice as likely to be experiencing a negative emotion over a positive emotion.
Question #2: On average, people forget what percentage of their dreams?
Answer: D. 90%.
Within 10 minutes of waking up in the morning, you’ve forgotten 90% of your dreams. A lot of it has to do with your brain chemistry, and the fact that our brain doesn’t really need to remember your dreams.
Question #3: True or False: only humans are capable of dreaming.
Answer: B. False.
Mammals and even some reptiles and birds have all been observed dreaming.
Question #4: Which of the following external forces can affect your dreams?
C. Bodily Functions.
E. All of the above.
F. None of the above.
Answer: E. All of the above.
The outside world can affect our dreams. One study in Germany, for instance, showed that foul smells were more associated with bad dreams and nice smells were more associated with good dreams.
Question #5: A Harvard psychiatry professor published the first scientific study on dreams in 40 years, using the addictive video game Tetris to prove that,
A. Video games have a negative impact on our dreams.
B. Our brains never really turn off.
C. Dreaming is used to reinforce learning.
D. None of the above.
Answer: C. Dreaming is used to reinforce learning.
In the study, participants played Tetris and then reported on their dreams — 60% of them dreamt of the game. You can read more about this fascinating study here.
Question #6: True or False: some people just don’t dream.
Answer: B. False.
Nope, everybody dreams, every single one of us. The difference is, though, that some of us just never remember our dreams.
Question #7: What’s the best way to remember your dreams?
A. Write down your thoughts and worries just before bed.
B. Keeping a dream journal.
C. Play a repetitive game before going to sleep to get your mind rolling.
D. You can’t train yourself to remember dreams.
Answer: B. Keeping a dream journal.
As we said before, 90% of our dreams are forgotten within the first 10 minutes of waking. If you write down your dreams as soon as you wake up, you’ll be able to preserve your memories. Moreover, by dedicating yourself to keeping a dream journal, you’ll be able to remember your dreams better in the future.
Oh la la, it’s ‘Lovers Day!’ But what if you don’t have a lover? Never fear, Feng Shui is here. If you are single and still searching for the perfect partner, then try this following Feng Shui cure. You must have two lamps on either side of your bed for this cure to work its magic. Each night at approximately the same time, turn the lamps on one immediately after the other. Then, after leaving them on for at least three consecutive hours, turn them off in unison. Do this every night for 27 nights and soon every day will be Lover’s Day for you.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Psychic Tip of the Day
Love can be an up and down thing, but today it will life your mood. Are you enjoying the quality of your life regardless of your accomplishments?
Your Charm for Today
A few prayers to your deity of choice would serve you well when dealing with this aspect. Your questions or requests stand a better chance of being answered in the next few days if you do so.
This elaborately ornamental charm, worn by Egyptian women, was supposed to bestow upon them all the blessings of their powerful Hathor, goddess of the sunrise, whose worship was universal in Egypt. Health, strength, happiness – all these were the gifts of this their goddess of love. She was regarded as a loving, protecting mother, both of the living and of the dead; was the deity who filled both heaven and earth with her beneficence, and the dispenser of all the blessings of life.
Your Animal Spirits Guide for Today
Beautiful butterfly has fluttered into your reading to remind you of the powerful transformational energies at work in your life. If something important seems to be stagnating, know that transformation is at work just below the surface—and just like the caterpillar, the “cocooned” situation you’re fretting about is about to be freed.
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
The Sword is a a call to action. It indicates challenges are before you and to attain your goals you will have to address them. The Sword does not suggest rash or underhanded behavior on your part. Indeed, while actions indicated by The Sword are decisive, they are based on the power of your wisdom and ethics. The strength of The Sword lies in the moral purity of your actions.
As a daily card, The Sword suggest a time in which you will face external challenges to attaining your goals. These trials are likely to come from a person or persons who stand to gain from your loss or delays in you moving forward. You can expect underhanded play and surprises. Fortunately your position is far stronger than those who scheme to usurp you. Address challenges as they arise and all will be well.