GALA Magazine (March 1957) Barbara Nichols – Sirens of the Sands …GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR TWO SIDES (June 10, 2011 / 8 Sivan 5771) …item 2b.. Roy Orbison – You got it (Original Edit) …

GALA Magazine (March 1957) Barbara Nichols – Sirens of the Sands …GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR TWO SIDES (June 10, 2011 / 8 Sivan 5771) …item 2b.. Roy Orbison – You got it (Original Edit) …
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GETTING STARTED…Think of someone you’d be fascinated to meet, someone you’d really like to find out what makes him tick. Now realize the most fascinating person you could ever meet is … yourself.
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Way #4: Introduce Yourself to Yourself

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Don’t go through life making assumptions about who you are.

Take the time now to "meet" yourself – before a crisis comes along and forces the issue.

June 10, 2011 / 8 Sivan 5771

by Rabbi Noah Weinberg

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Did you ever get on a train going somewhere, only to find that you’re headed in the wrong direction?

The same thing happens in life. We set goals and make plans – and sometimes discover that we’re on "the wrong train."

Bi-vinat ha-lave literally means "understanding the heart." The heart is the seat of emotions. We say: "My heart is heavy, my heart is lifted, my heart is broken," etc. To understand your heart is to understand your true inner self.

Many people go through life making assumptions about who they are. They never take time to "meet" themselves. Don’t be afraid of discovering that the "real you" may be different than the "current you."

Often a crisis hits at midlife when people ask: "What’s my life about? Is this all worth it?" We’ve heard stories of people who suddenly change direction, quitting their job and getting divorced. You know, like the successful doctor who decides he never wanted to go into medicine in the first place — so he drops it and becomes an artist.

Knowing yourself is the essence of being alive. If you don’t know yourself, you are not living. If you don’t know what makes you tick, you’re a robot, a puppet, a zombie.

So don’t wait for a crisis. Life is too short to take wrong trains.
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—– GETTING STARTED

Think of someone you’d be fascinated to meet, someone you’d really like to find out what makes him tick.

Now realize the most fascinating person you could ever meet is … yourself.

Sit down, say hello, and introduce yourself to yourself. Become familiar with yourself as if you’d just met a long-lost cousin. Interview yourself. Ask questions about your life and the direction you’re going. Search out your dreams — both the ones you’re fulfilling and the ones you’ve pushed to the back of your mind.

Get down to basics. You want to be rich. You want to be famous. You want to be good. You want to accomplish. You want meaning. You want to be creative. But why do you want all this? What’s driving you? What you really want out of life?

The process of self-discovery involves asking a series of questions, always probing deeper until the underlying truth emerges. Ask yourself 10 questions that you would ask an intimate friend. Then wait for answers. Don’t worry, no one is going to poke fun at you.

What is the purpose of life?
What is my goal in life?
Why did I choose this career?
How do I spend my spare time?
What is my motivation for doing what I do?
What really makes me happy?
Am I as happy as I want to be?
Is it more important to be rich or to be happy?
What are my future plans? Why?
What are my secret dreams and ambitions?

Don’t be surprised if the answers aren’t immediate. This process can take many months. Stick with it and find out what makes you tick. The answers are hiding in there. After all, you have a fascinating partner.

Finally, the most important question to ask is:

"What am I living for?"

It sounds like a simple question, but many are embarrassed to ask it. A voice inside us says, "Nah, why ask such a basic question?" We’re resistant because we know this requires a lot of difficult soul-searching. And when you thoroughly know yourself, then you have changed. You’ve changed your relationship with yourself and the world.
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—– CONFIDENCE IN DECISION-MAKING

People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake.

Actually, the failure to make decisions is one of life’s biggest mistakes.

Imagine the beggar who receives a letter saying that he’s inherited a million dollars. If he doesn’t read the letter, is he rich … or not?

Similarly, God gave us the free will to make choices in life and achieve greatness. But if we’re not aware of our free will, then we don’t really have it. And then we wind up blaming others when things go wrong — even though we know the decision is really up to us.

If you’re not using your potential, it wears away at your confidence. Do you know what your potential is? Have you tried to use it? You have to tackle life. You haven’t given up yet, have you? Let’s get on with the game, with the business of really living, of not just "going through the motions."

Know the difference between "making decisions" and just floating, falling into place. Did you choose to go to college? Or perhaps you had nothing to do with the decision. Was it something you just did because you graduated high school and everybody else was doing it? Did you think it through and actually make a decision?

Imagine this private conversation of a college student:

Why am I going to college?
To get a degree.
Why?
Because I want to get into a good graduate school.
Why?
So I’ll get a good job.
Why?
So I can pay back my college loans!

Through the process of questioning, he reveals a logical fault in his motivation. Really, the primary reason for going to college should be to acquire wisdom, knowledge and information. In other words, to get an education!

Now try the process yourself, using this example:

Why do I want to get married?

Don’t accept pat answers. Keep asking "Why, why why?" Be frank. It’s yourself. Ask any question you like.

Be patient and persistent. Eventually you’ll get an answer.

When you thoroughly analyze an issue, then you can make wise decisions with confidence.

Identify where you lack confidence. What makes you nervous? What situations inhibit you from being yourself? Why can’t you make decisions? Is it that you don’t know how to make decisions? Or that you doubt your decisions after they’re made? Or you just don’t feel like making decisions?

Enjoy making decisions. Deal with the world you live in. That’s loving the dynamics of life.
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—– ISOLATE YOUR BLOCKS

Anytime you find it difficult to achieve a goal, figure out what’s holding you back.

Everyone has problems. Being aware of these problems is the key to getting in touch with yourself.

Because as long as you don’t face problems, they fester and bug you from behind.

Write your "blocks" on a piece of paper. That’s a good step in the right direction. By isolating specific obstacles, you turn them into concrete challenges that require solutions.

Ask yourself:

Am I lazy? Why?
Am I disorganized? Why?
Do I get angry? When?
Why do ever I get defensive? About what?
What makes me jealous?
What makes me arrogant?
Do I have trouble making decisions? Why?
Do I lack self-discipline?
Do I lack self-confidence?
Why don’t I take more initiative?

Negative character traits are the roots of our problems. Make a list of your negative traits, and identify when they affect you the most. Then analyze what triggers these reactions in you. Finally, formulate an effective counter-approach.

Working through this takes time. But do you have anything better to be doing right now?
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—– READ YOUR EMOTIONS

Get in touch with your emotional state. Take a reading of how you feel. Happy? Angry? Tense? Sad?

Emotions are a measuring stick for what’s going on below the surface. It’s like taking your temperature. If you’re sick, you need to be aware so you can fix the problem.

Find out why you’re upset. Who or what is pressuring you? Is it an internal or an external problem? Identify it.

Let’s say you are irritated. Why?

Because the boss chewed me out.
So why am I irritated?
Because I resent him.
So what? Why does that bother me?
Because I feel I am no good.
I’m no good? He’s nuts!

Get out of yourself and track it down. If you don’t, it’s just irritation. And the next thing you know, you’ll go home and yell at your kids.

Once you’ve identified what causes negative feelings, adjust yourself to minimize the impact. Either avoid these situations, or prepare yourself to handle them when they arise.

Further, root out negative motivations that corrupt your behavior. Let’s say that you give charity. Why? One motivation is to help humanity. Another is the pleasure of being constructive. A third is the desire to do the right thing. These are all positive motivations. A negative motivation for giving charity is: "I want people to admire me." That’s corruptive.

The next time you give charity, do so anonymously. Eliminate the wrong reasons. They are destructive.

The same goes with the positive emotions. Be aware of how your emotional state affects decisions. For example, don’t buy a new stereo when you’re in a euphoric mood. Wait. Think it over. You are susceptible.

Pinpoint what makes you happy. You can have more joy on a daily basis by formulating some practical applications. You got up in the morning, it’s a gorgeous day and you feet great. You’re energized. Now take that feeling and teach yourself how to get up on the right side — every day!

Another example: You did a good job and got the boss’s compliment. Now focus: Do you need the boss to tell you did a good job? No! Create your own pleasure out of doing a good job.
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—– GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR TWO SIDES

Everyone has an urge for greatness. We want self respect, power, fame. We want to accomplish, to be strong, to do the right thing, to even save the world.

Yet at the same time, we have a counter-urge to run away from responsibility, to get into bed and crawl under the covers.

Someone may say, "Life is beautiful," but he doesn’t feel it. His emotions hold him back and he walks around going, "Ugh, life is a burden."

Recognize the volcano of conflict within you: What you truly "want," versus what you "feel" like. This is the conflict between body and soul.

Once you appreciate the dichotomy, you can identify at any moment whether your body or soul is talking. This makes it possible to live with sanity and choose the right thing.

The next step is to make peace between your two sides. The easiest way is to squash your drive to be great. But life is not about taking the easy way out. Just because you feel uncomfortable about an idea doesn’t mean it’s wrong for you. It’s hard to break habits, and growth can be frightening.

For example, would you rather be happy or rich? Okay, you’d rather be happy.

Now imagine this exchange:

"Come on, I’ll teach you how to be happy. All it requires is effort and change."
"Oh, I’d love to, but I can’t right now. It’s impossible. I’ve got a flight to catch."
"Really? I’ll pay you ,000 a week to work on happiness."
"Sure! Where do I sign up?"
"Oh, but I thought you can’t right now…"

We conceal our problems with rationalization: "I’ll wreck my mind thinking about what life is about! Nobody really knows what life is about. It’s not going to work. Nothing can be done about it anyway. I don’t really care. It’s not worth the time!"

The Sages say that a person only makes a mistake when overcome by a moment of insanity. So realize that you are fighting "insanity." It is not logical. You’ve got to be on guard. Because if you get off track, you’ll pay for it down the road.

So … do you want to change? What have you got against it? Feel the antipathy of the body. We are so darn lazy. The body just wants to sleep. "Aaaah … I don’t want to change. I’m happy enough. I’m comfortable in my niche of misery." Are you rich enough? No! So are you happy enough?

You see the importance of tracking that down? You have to identify the animal you are fighting. "The dread of change."

If you’re alert, you see the enemy. You can fight it. You may lose a struggle with the body, but at least you have your confidence. "I know what I am doing."
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—– COAX THE BODY

Get in touch with your spiritual core. Know what is driving you. Don’t let free will be a subconscious thing. You want greatness. But the body says that’s too much effort.

To try to convince the body, try to identify the tangible benefit. "Why is it necessary? What will it do for me?" You have to bring it home to emotional realization. "What do I lose?" What do I gain?" Only then will the idea have power. And you’ll get out there and do it.

Here’s the secret formula: Identify with your intellect, and coax your heart along. For example, if you’re emotionally convinced of the benefit of getting into shape, then even when you break out in a cold sweat and your heart is doing palpitations, you will keep going. Because you have decided, "I want this," you know it is important.

To avoid negative backlash, your emotions have to feel comfortable with the changes you make. Learn to relax and reassure the body. Cajole the body and say, "It won’t be so bad. Remember the last time you made an effort, how great you felt!" Be encouraging and reward yourself for success.
Don’t say it doesn’t work. You haven’t made the effort. Don’t give up on your intuition and perception. Just realize you haven’t yet brought it home to actualization.

Consider how the basic human drives affect you: security, self-respect, honor, passions, social pressure, and possessions. Pay particularly close attention to how you accept responsibility. Let’s say that you made a mistake. You want to apologize in a full and forthright manner. Yet you feel like forgetting the whole thing, hiding, running away and saying "it’s not my fault."

This is the volcano. We want to be tough, dedicated and powerful — yet we feel like being marshmallows. Choosing the path of the soul doesn’t come naturally. It takes a lot of time and hard work.
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—– KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW

Don’t think that just because you understand something, you are living with it. It is possible to believe one way, and yet act another. It happens to us all the time. You can believe it’s important to eat healthy food, yet gorge yourself on French fries and chocolate cake.

Our actions are determined by our level of clarity. If we understand an idea on just a superficial level, then we’ll have difficulty sticking to it when the going gets tough.

Next time you go to a funeral, watch carefully. When they remove the body from the chapel, the mourners start to cry. Are they crying because they want to body to stay there?! No. All of a sudden there is a realization of death, that he won’t be coming back. At the cemetery, they lower the casket into the ground and the mourners cry again. It’s the emotional realization that death is final now.

Until you align your feelings with reality, you are in dreamland. Growth begins in the mind, but your heart has to buy into everything your mind discovers. Only then will you integrate these ideas into day-to-day life.
A lot of people believe in God. There are very few people who live with God. Does that make sense? You have to assimilate something that you’ve accepted as true. It has to become part of you.
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—– FIVE-FINGER CLARITY

You’ve got to know yourself cold, just like you know your hand has five fingers. How do you know you are on the right path? How do you know you’re not making a mistake right now?

To develop this clarity, articulate the important principles that guide your life. For example, in Judaism we say that love is an obligation. Is this reasonable? Work the issue through with yourself:

"Ridiculous. You can’t obligate me to love."
"But if I have children, will I love them?"
"Of course I’m going to love my kids!"
"How do I know? I don’t know what kind of kids I’m going to have. Maybe they’ll be brats and I won’t love them."
"I will. I’m obligated to love my children."

Do you see the contradiction? On an intuitive level, you know that love is an obligation. But the concept is not so clear that you can articulate it.

Take your time. Sort out the basic aspects of living. Ask yourself important questions about life’s global and spiritual issues.

— What is the meaning of existence?
— What’s good about living?
— How do I feel about humanity?
— What is the afterlife?
— How do I understand good versus evil?
— Do I have free will? How do I activate it?
— What makes me sad? Is it okay to be sad?
— How do I feel about God?
— Am I proud to be a Jew?
— How do I understand the Holocaust?

Some of these topics may be unpleasant to think about. If so, why is it unpleasant? Track it down.
Don’t just use slogans to parrot things that you heard. Know why you are doing what you are doing. Otherwise, it’s just society talking. You may have adopted part of society without analyzing its validity. Check it out.

Work through all the issues until you have "five-finger clarity." A human being who knows what he wants will get there. By hook or by crook. It’s like a homing mechanism on a missile. If you program it right, you will get there.
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—– WHY IS "KNOWING YOURSELF" AN INGREDIENT IN WISDOM?

You can know truth if you look honestly into yourself.
Emotions are powerful forces of greatness. Know them. Harness them.
Identify your problems. It’s the beginning of solving them.
If you don’t get it straight now, you’re bound to make some bad mistakes.
Don’t be afraid of finding out who you really are.
Use your free will as a conscious tool for better living.
If you’re angry or upset, track it down. What’s the root?
If you’re acting illogically, at least acknowledge that to yourself!
The key to sanity is letting truth into the body.
You can’t afford to wait too long to get to know yourself. Because you are the most fascinating person you’ll ever meet.
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YOU GOT IT by the great Roy Orbison! From Orbison’s multi-platinum album "Mystery Girl" (Available on iTunes! itunes.apple.com/us/artist/roy-orbison/id198798?uo=4), You Got It was written by Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty. Recorded in 1988.

Roy began his career at Sun Records with Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis in the 1950’s. Becoming the biggest selling artist of the early 1960’s with a string of hits like "Oh Pretty Woman", "Mean Woman Blues", "Love Hurts", "Only The Lonely" Crying", "Running Scared", "In Dreams", " It’s Over", "Blue Angel", "Blue Bayou", and many more. Orbison single-handedly brought us the fashion of sunglasses, popularizing them for the masses.

He suffered many tragedies in the late 1960’s and in the 1970’s retired and was ripped off by numerous music business companies and managers. When he decided to record again, it was one of the most anticipated comebacks in music history. Orbison smashed his way to the top of the modern music charts with "You Got It", "California Blue", She’s a Mystery", and "A Love So Beautiful" and "I Drove All Night".

The movie "Pretty Woman" became the biggest selling soundtrack to date. More music business lawsuits and record company embargoes pulled Orbison off the radio, off TV, and out of the record stores in the 1990’s, but in recent years he has been slowly rising to his proper place at the top thanks to kids and teenagers who have recently rediscovered him.

Called both "The True King" and "Rock & Roll’s Man in Black", Roy Orbison in his day was called "The Big O"! Anything You Want…

For more information about Roy "The Soul of Rock and Roll" Orbison, please visit www.RoyOrbison.com

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…lyrics … Roy Orbison – You Got It

Every time I look into your lovely eyes,
I see a love that money just cant buy.
One look from you, I drift away.
I pray that you are here to stay.

Anything you want, you got it.
Anything you need, you got it.
Anything at all, you got it.
Baby!

Every time I hold you I begin to understand,
Everything about you tells me Im your man.
I live my life to be with you.
No one can do the things you do.
Anything you want, you got it.
Anything you need, you got it.
Anything at all, you got it.
Baby!
Anything you want
Anything you need
Anything at all

Im glad to give my love to you.
I know you feel the way I do.
Anything you want, you got it.
Anything you need, you got it.
Anything at all, you got it.
Baby!
Anything you want, you got it
Anything you need, you got it
Anything at all, you got it
Baby
Anything at all
Baby
You got it
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Apple iPod touch 16 GB (2nd Generation) [Previous Model]

Apple iPod touch 16 GB (2nd Generation) [Previous Model]

  • This player is the iPod touch, not the Apple iPhone; iPhone software is not included with this iPod touch but is available for download at apple.com
  • 16 GB capacity for 3,500 songs, 10,000 photos, or 20 hours of video
  • Up to 36 hours of music playback or 6 hours of video playback when fully charged
  • 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display with 480-by-320-pixel resolution
  • Supported audio formats: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; supported video formats: H.264, MPEG-4; supported image file types: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG

The iPod touch has always been an amazing iPod. And with its groundbreaking technologies including a Multi-Touch screen, the accelerometer, and 3D graphics and access to hundreds of games, iPod touch puts an amazing gaming experience in the palm of your hand. It comes in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB models with new volume controls and a built-in speaker. Play hours of music. Create a Genius Playlist of songs that go great together. Watch a movie. Surf the web. View rich HTML email. Find your location and get directions with Google Maps. Browse YouTube videos. And shop the App Store for games and applications.The iPod touch has always been an amazing iPod. And with its groundbreaking technologies–including a Multi-Touch screen, the accelerometer, and 3D graphics–and access to hundreds of games, iPod touch puts an amazing gaming experience in the palm of your hand. It comes in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB models with new volume controls and a built-in speaker. Play hours of music. Create a Genius Playlist of songs that go great together. Watch a movie. Surf the web. View rich HTML email. Find your location and get directions with Google Maps. Browse YouTube videos. And shop the App Store for games and applications.

Millions of songs, thousands of videos, hundreds of games. Click to enlarge.

Music
Music on iPod touch not only sounds amazing, it looks amazing, too.

Touch Your Music
Remember what it felt like to flip through your CD or record collection? Cover Flow brings that feeling back. Just turn iPod touch on its side and flick through your music to find the album you want to hear. Tap the cover to flip it over and display a track list. Tap again to start the music. Even view the lyrics while you’re listening.

A Musical Genius
Say you’re listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. The new Genius feature finds the songs in your library that go great together and makes a Genius Playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh it and give it another go. Count on Genius to create a mix you wouldn’t have thought of yourself.

Fill It Up
Fill up your iPod touch with audio and video from your iTunes library. All you have to do is choose the playlists, videos, and other content you want to sync, and iTunes does the rest.

The iPod touch feels even better in your hand, thanks to the stunningly thin, contoured enclosure made of polished stainless steel.

Just turn iPod touch on its side and flick through your music to find the album you want to hear. Click to enlarge.

Carry hours of video with you, and watch it on a crisp, clear 3.5-inch widescreen color display.

Movies and TV Shows
Movies and TV shows have never looked this good on a portable device.

Everything’s a Must-see
Carry hours of video with you, and watch it on a crisp, clear 3.5-inch widescreen color display. Need ideas? From Hollywood blockbusters to independent favorites, there’s something for everyone at the iTunes Store. Download and watch movies with a few clicks. Prefer TV shows? Buy a single episode or an entire season’s worth all at once.

In Control
While watching your video, tap the display to bring up the onscreen controls. You can play/pause, view by chapter, and adjust the volume. You also can use the new volume controls on the left side of iPod touch. Want to switch between widescreen and full screen? Simply tap the display twice.

Sync and Go
Need some entertainment for your next flight or road trip? With iTunes on your Mac or PC, you can sit at your computer and choose the movies and TV shows you want to sync to your iPod touch.

Games
With its groundbreaking technologies, iPod touch puts an amazing gaming experience in the palm of your hand.

Get in the Game
Developers all over the world are creating exciting games unlike anything you’ve ever seen on an iPod or mobile device. Many games come alive with stunning 3D graphics and immerse you in the action with the advanced technologies in iPod touch. There’s even a built-in speaker, so you can hear all the action.

Fingertip Control
Many games for iPod touch use Multi-Touch to give you precise, fingertip control over game elements. Use your finger to drag your pieces around the board in chess or dice games. Or pinch to enlarge or shrink your view, rotate your character left or right, or just tap to make a selection.

Tilt, Turn, and Go
The built-in accelerometer actually responds to your movements, so you can tilt and turn your iPod touch to control the action. It’s perfect for racing games–where your entire iPod touch acts as a steering wheel–and for tap-and-tilt games like Super Monkey Ball, in which your character rolls to your movements.

The App Store
Even if games aren’t your thing, there’s an iPod touch application for you. Thousands of applications in almost every category–entertainment, social networking, sports, photography, reference, and travel–are a tap away at the App Store.

Developers all over the world are creating exciting games unlike anything you’ve ever seen on an iPod or mobile device. Click to enlarge.

The built-in wireless capability in iPod touch gives you access to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, where you can choose from millions of songs with a tap.

iPod touch features Safari, the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device.

iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
Discover new music anywhere.

Buy on the Fly
The built-in wireless capability in iPod touch gives you access to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, where you can choose from millions of songs with a tap. Browse New Releases, What’s Hot, and Genres. Take a look at Top Songs and Top Albums. Or find exactly what you’re looking for with a quick search. Play a 30-second preview of any song, then tap once to buy it. Your music starts downloading instantly, and you can keep tabs on its progress by tapping the Downloads button.

Sync it Back
When you connect iPod touch to your computer, the music you bought on-the-go syncs to your iTunes library. If you’ve partially downloaded a song to iPod touch, your computer completes the download automatically.

iPod touch at Starbucks
If you have an iPod touch, an iPhone, or a computer with the latest version of iTunes, you get free Wi-Fi access to the iTunes Store and to Starbucks’ Now Playing content. Stroll into a participating Starbucks, and you’re connected automatically.

Home Screen
Get instant access to whatever you need on your iPod touch.

Customize Your Home Screen
Arrange the icons on your Home screen any way you want. Even move them to another Home screen. Create up to nine Home screens for quick access to the games and applications you download from the App Store and to your Safari Web Clips.

Go Home
No matter where you are on iPod touch, you can press the Home button to return to the Home screen. You can go back to what you were doing at any time.

Add Apps, Web Clips, and More
Whenever you download an application from the App Store, a new icon appears on your Home screen. And if you check the same websites every day, just create Web Clips and you can access the sites directly from your Home screen with a single tap. Not happy with how they’re organized? Reorder them any way you want by dragging them around the screen.

Safari
iPod touch features Safari, the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device.

Browse Anywhere
The iPod touch is the only iPod with 802.11b/g wireless access to the web. Whenever you’re connected via Wi-Fi, you can access your favorite websites to read news, check scores, pay bills, and go shopping.

Search and Find
iPod touch syncs your bookmarks from your PC or Mac, so you can access favorite sites quickly. It has Google and Yahoo! search built in, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for on the web.

Zoom with a View
Get a closer look at any web page by zooming in and out with a tap or a pinch of the Multi-Touch display. View websites in portrait or landscape. Rotate iPod touch 90 degrees and the website rotates, too.

Clip it.
If you check a website frequently–a favorite newspaper, blog, or sports site–why not create a Home screen icon for it? Make Web Clips with Safari, and your favorite sites are always just a tap away.

Email on iPod touch looks and works just like email on your computer.

When you’re connected via Wi-Fi, you can get directions, find local businesses, and check traffic with Maps.

Mail
Email on iPod touch looks and works just like email on your computer.

See it All
iPod touch supports rich HTML email, so images and photos appear alongside text. And you see email attachments in their original formats, not stripped-down versions. Rotate, zoom, and pan in more than a dozen standard file and image formats, including PDF; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and iWork.

Access it All
Access your email from popular providers–including MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! Mail, Google Gmail, and AOL–and most industry-standard IMAP and POP mail systems.

Send Fast
iPod touch recognizes email addresses in different applications. If you run across an email address on a web page or a map listing, for example, just tap it; iPod touch opens a new message and addresses it for you.

Type Smart
With its built-in dictionary, the intelligent iPod touch keyboard predicts and suggests words as you type, making it fast and easy to write email.

Maps
When you’re connected via Wi-Fi, you can get directions, find local businesses, and check traffic.

Find Yourself
iPod touch finds your location using known Wi-Fi hotspots. It also finds points of interest by keyword: Search for “coffee” and iPod touch shows you every cafe nearby.

Get Directions
Just type in an address and get directions from wherever you are. View a list of turn-by-turn directions, or see a highlighted map route. You also can mark specific locations and find the best route between them.

Enjoy the View
Just like Google Maps on your computer, Maps on iPod touch lets you switch between views of Google map data, satellite images, and a hybrid of both. Multi-Touch makes the difference. Tap to zoom, pan, and change your view on the move.

See Traffic
Maps on iPod touch shows you live traffic information, indicating traffic speed along your route in easy-to-read green, red, and yellow highlights.

Love to watch the latest YouTube videos? iPod touch gives you all the fun of the web’s best videos–pocket-size.

iPod touch uses iTunes to sync photos you have in iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop Album on a PC.

Keep your schedule at your fingertips with iPod touch.

Build your contacts list on your Mac with Address Book or on your PC with Microsoft Outlook, then sync everything to your iPod touch using iTunes.

YouTube
Love to watch the latest YouTube videos? iPod touch gives you all the fun of the web’s best videos–pocket-size.

Share from Anywhere
Email your favorite videos to your favorite people. Tap “Share” on any YouTube video detail page, and iPod touch creates an email with the video link already in it.

Watch What You Want
Explore Featured, Most Viewed, Most Recent, and Top Rated videos. Or search for the video you want with a keyword search. Once you find what you’re looking for, bookmark it to watch later.

Photos
Carry up to 25,000 of your favorite photos everywhere.

Share Photos
Show thousands of photos from the palm of your hand. Flick to scroll through thumbnails. Tap to view full screen. Rotate to see a photo in landscape. Pinch to zoom in or out. Play slideshows, complete with music and transitions. Email a photo to a friend, set it as your wallpaper, or share it in a MobileMe Gallery.

Save Photos
If you receive a great image in an email, save it to your photo library on iPod touch. Once there, it acts just like any other photo. You can set it as your wallpaper, share it on the web, or pass it on.

Sync Photos
iPod touch uses iTunes to sync photos you have in iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop Album on a PC. Just choose which photos or albums to sync to your iPod touch, then you can look at them–and share them–anywhere you go.

Calendar
With iPod touch, it’s easy to make plans and stay on schedule.

Add Events
Keep your schedule at your fingertips with iPod touch. Add events to your calendar. Set a custom alert. Write a note or two. Manage multiple color-coded calendars. And do it all with just a few taps.

Stay in Sync
Connect iPod touch to your computer, and the events that you’ve created on-the-go automatically sync to Microsoft Outlook on a PC or iCal on a Mac. And all the events you’ve added on your computer sync to iPod touch.

Three Ways to View
iPod touch gives you three ways to view your calendars. List view shows you all your appointments in the coming days as a comprehensive list, which you can scroll up and down. Day view displays one day’s worth of appointments visually. And Month view offers an at-a-glance look at an entire month.

Contacts
Put names, email addresses, phone numbers, and more at your fingertips.

Make Contact
Build your contacts list on your Mac with Address Book or on your PC with Microsoft Outlook, then sync everything to your iPod touch using iTunes. You also can add contact information directly to your iPod touch from maps, web pages, and email. Next time you sync, your computer is updated, too.

Search Contacts
If you have a lot of contacts, a quick search shows you a list of matching names. Or you can scroll up and down your entire list to find the right contact. Want to send them an email? Just tap an email address and the Mail application opens automatically.

Organized by Groups
If you keep your contacts organized into groups–such as co-workers, friends, family, and so on–iPod touch will, too. And iPod touch can hold more than just names, email addresses, and phone numbers. You also can track birthdays, websites, nicknames, and notes.

Stocks, Weather, and Notes
Stay on top of it all.

Check Stocks
Stocks on iPod touch shows you performance information for any stock you choose. When you want more details about a stock’s performance, tap the Y! for instant access to Yahoo! Finance.

Get Weather
Check worldwide weather at home or away. Add the cities you want, then flick back and forth to get six-day forecasts for each. Tap the Y! to open a Yahoo! city guide that shows you what’s happening, rain or shine.

Take Notes
Forget the pen and paper. Use Notes on iPod touch to write yourself a quick note and keep important information on hand. There’s even a built-in email function that lets you send notes to yourself or others.

Calculator
iPod touch’s calculator helps you settle the restaurant bill or keep track of your budget.

Calculate Simply
When you tap the Calculator icon, iPod touch shows you a simple application with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and memory functions. Use it just as you would a pocket calculator.

Calculate Scientifically
Your simple calculator doubles as a sophisticated scientific calculator. Just rotate it to landscape to access dozens of functions for solving complex science and math problems.

iPod touch now includes built-in Nike + iPod support.

Nike + iPod
Get the most out of your workout.

Tune Your Run
iPod touch now includes built-in Nike + iPod support. Just slip the Nike + iPod Sensor (available separately) into your Nike+ shoe and start your run. The sensor communicates wirelessly with your iPod touch, tracking your time, distance, and calories burned. It even gives you voice feedback on your progress.

Tune Your Cardio Workout
This feature also works with new cardio equipment available in many fitness centers. Just look for treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, and stationary bikes that are Nike + iPod compatible.

Sync with Nikeplus.com
When you get back to your computer, sync your iPod touch via iTunes and transfer your exercise data to nikeplus.com, where you can track your workouts, set goals, and challenge friends.

Multi-Touch
iPod touch features the same revolutionary interface as iPhone.

Glide, Flick, Pinch
Built to take full advantage of the large 3.5-inch display, the Multi-Touch touchscreen interface lets you control everything using only your fingers. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and enlarge them with a pinch, zoom in and out on a section of a web page, and control game elements precisely.

How it Works
The Multi-Touch display layers a protective shield over a capacitive panel that senses your touch using electrical fields. It then transmits that information to the LCD screen below it. iPod touch software enables the flick, tap, and pinch.

Type with the Touchscreen Keyboard
iPod touch features an intelligent touchscreen keyboard perfect for browsing the web in Safari, getting directions on a map, searching for videos on YouTube, finding music on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, or adding new contacts. It analyzes keystrokes to suggest words as you type and correct spelling errors automatically. And because it’s software based, it changes its keys to support typing in multiple languages.

iPod touch locates nearby wireless hotspots, including protected networks.

Accelerometer
iPod touch responds to motion using a built-in accelerometer.

Responds to Movement
iPod touch detects when you rotate it from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display. So you immediately see the entire width of a web page, view a photo in its proper aspect ratio, or control a game using only your movements.

How it Works
The accelerometer inside iPod touch uses three elements: a silicon mass, a set of silicon springs, and an electrical current. The silicon springs measure the position of the silicon mass using the electrical current. Rotating iPod touch causes a fluctuation in the electrical current passing through the silicon springs. The accelerometer registers these fluctuations and tells iPod touch to adjust the display accordingly.

Perfect for Gaming
Accelerometer technology really shines when you play games because it immerses you in the action. It’s perfect for racing games–where your entire iPod touch acts as a steering wheel–and for tap-and-tilt games like Super Monkey Ball, in which your character responds to your every movement.

Wireless
Connect iPod touch to the Internet anywhere there’s a wireless network.

Connect Automatically
iPod touch locates nearby wireless hotspots, including protected networks. If you’ve never used a particular network, it asks you to enter a password the first time, and it remembers the password from then on. So the next time you’re within range, it connects automatically.

Surf’s Up
Now you can send email from a coffee shop. Surf the web at the airport. Shop for games from your couch. Browse, buy, and download music from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at select Starbucks locations or other wireless hotspots in your area.

Read Kindle Books on the iPod touch

Read Kindle books on your iPod touch.

  • No Kindle required.
  • Get the best reading experience available on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you.
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices with Amazon Whispersync.
  • Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle.
  • Don’t have a Kindle? Get yours here.

Shop for Books on the Kindle Store on Your iPod touch

  • Buy a book from the Kindle Store, optimized for Safari, on your iPod touch or iPhone and get it auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • Search and browse more than 400,000 books, including more than 103 of 112 New York Times bestsellers.
  • Find New York Times bestsellers and new releases for .99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Get free book samples; read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy.
  • Books you purchase also can be read on a Kindle.
  • Kindle newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not currently available on the iPod touch or iPhone.
  • Kindle for iPhone is currently available for customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of, Mexico, Moldova, Republic Of, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Vietnam



What’s in the Box
iPod touch 16 GB, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, polishing cloth, quick start guide

List Price: $ 359.99

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Kindle US Power Adapter (Not included with Kindle or Kindle Touch)

Kindle US Power Adapter (Not included with Kindle or Kindle Touch)

  • The United States Kindle power adapter
  • Approved charger for Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle DX
  • Fully charges Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, or Kindle DX in 4 hours or less
  • See Kindle User’s Guide for instructions and important safety information

* The United States Kindle power adapter
* Approved charger for Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle DX
* Fully charges Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, or Kindle DX in 4 hours or less
* See Kindle User’s Guide for instructions and important safety information

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Touch Ups Little Kid/Big Kid Talia Ankle-Wrap Sandal,White,1 M US Little Kid

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Touch Ups Wendy Dress Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid),White,1 M US Little Kid

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Gourmet touch comes to Orange school cafeterias for healthier, tastier meals

Gourmet touch comes to Orange school cafeterias for healthier, tastier meals
Central Florida chefs will bring their talents to Orange schools to create healthier – and tastier – meals for students On a hot June afternoon, Orlando chef Bryan Frick sat outside the White House with hundreds of other chefs as First Lady Michelle Obama urged them to put their cooking talents to work in her campaign to combat childhood obesity.
Read more on Orlando Sentinel

Business : Patil encourages investors to be part of India’s growth
DUBAI — Investors from the UAE can take part in the growth story of India, which is currently one of the hottest destinations in the world for foreign direct investments, Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil said on Thursday.
Read more on Khaleej Times

BLACK FRIDAY: On your mark. Get set. Shop!
Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving — also known as Black Friday — shoppers rush around frantically trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list.
Read more on Daily News Journal

Broadway Basketeers Gourmet Food Touch of Class Gift Basket, A Fruit and Nut Gift Basket

Broadway Basketeers Gourmet Food Touch of Class Gift Basket, A Fruit and Nut Gift Basket

  • This Touch of Class Gourmet Gift Basket arrangement will be sure to impress even the most discriminating consumer
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This Touch of Class Gourmet Gift Basket arrangement will be sure to impress even the most discriminating consumer. This Kosher gift includes mounds of roasted cashew nuts and almond nuts alongside a luscious dried fruit medley. Truly a gourmet gifting experience. Hand-tied with a bow for a finishing touch.

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This is an article my mother wrote about her father on his 87th birthday:

Whenever I enter the house, he smiles at me. This great old man who will be celebrating his 87th birthday this month, is my father. A licentiate in Electrical Engineering, an ex-serviceman, who was the youngest among 12 siblings, lost his father when he was a few months old. The apple of his mother’s eye, he joined the Navy in 1942 and served for 5 years.

A strict disciplinarian, meticulous and punctual, he has made all 4 of his children learn them too. He is a person with values, who paid the old maid her monthly wages till her death even though she stopped working for us due to her age.

He also ensures that the maids get the same breakfast and coffee that we have. He does not tolerate corruption. When the contractors wanted to bribe him for getting their tender approved, my father would ask them to lessen that amount in the estimate itself.

When we were kids, he made us eat eggs and take cod liver oil pills daily. This was 45 years ago; I still wonder whether that is why we are healthy today. He woke us up at 6 am, made us study at 7 pm, eat dinner at 8 30 and sleep at 9. (Those days no one had heard about TVs yet).

Today, his face brightens up immensely at the very mention of his great-granddaughter. I just want to say Thank you Dad, for everything!

That just about sums up how I feel about my Grandfather! He’s the best one could hope for!

How to Keep in Touch With Everybody Through Chatting and Blogs

How to Keep in Touch With Everybody Through Chatting and Blogs

Remember when you just had to run to your friend’s house down the street to let them know that you wanted to play? Or when you had to plan days in advance what time your mom would pick you up from soccer practice? Even when you had to hit flash to switch over when someone beeped in on your phone? Before the days of communicating with technological ease, we were all used to some more primitive methods. But there are still even more new ways to get in touch and keep in touch, as well as the older, dependable ones that are still around.

Even though it’s already been around for years, the classic email is still a much-loved method of contact. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made us love hearing “You’ve Got Mail” every time we open our email accounts. Particularly for people living far away or traveling, the tried and true email will always be utilized to keep in touch.

Akin to email is the eCard, a new wave of greeting cards. Did you forget to send you mom a birthday present in time? Pick out a touching card to send straight to her email account. And you can even customize these animated gifts of love and thoughtfulness with your own message. ECards are also perfect for every day use. You can cheer up someone’s bad day, or just let someone know that you’re thinking about them. The best part is that it’s just like a regular email; you don’t have to enable a special service to receive and view them.

The majority of people today own cell phones. But even more popular than just calling, it’s texting that has become the practice of choice, mainly because it’s much more conspicuous than talking on your phone. Bored during class? Text your best friend! What about when you’re at work and need to make plans for the night? Texting lets you send the same message to whoever you want, all at the same time. Now there are even picture messages, when something is too great not to share visually with someone.

A lesser known feature of text messaging is the quick message. You can make a personalized message and save it on your phone to use whenever you want. Maybe you and your sister have an inside joke that puts you into hysterics every time you say it. Type it into your phone, save it in your quick messages, and have it ready to send whenever you want.

Instant messaging is another classic method of chatting with your friends. Most of us can remember spending hours online after school with fifteen chat box windows open, hearing the sound bytes of doors opening and closing as people signed on and off of our Buddy List. Composing the perfect Away Message could take hours, because you knew everyone important would check it to see what you were doing. Believe it or not, this communication technique is definitely still around and still being used to communicate with friends and loved ones.

When you need a more detailed account of someone’s life, or when someone is requesting more information about yours, try a blog. Blogging is a great new way to give people insights into your everyday life, complete with pictures and all. A wedding blog can be a great way to let people know how the planning is coming, where the events will be, and where you have registered. Or keep a travel blog while you’re on vacation. Instead of putting all your pictures in a box never to be scrapbooked and shared, you can post them daily on your blog. It’s as personal as keeping a journal, but can help others stay updated on your life.

No matter how convenient these methods of communication are, some things are still better when done face-to-face. So next time you are tempted to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend in a text message, think back to a simpler time, and don’t be a coward. And don’t let someone know that you’re angry at them by bashing them in your blog. All these advances are meant to increase communication, not make it more complicated.

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