Tuesday, November 15, 2011

6 Types of Love that you Do Not Know..

Based on different types of love present in the society, love has been given numerous names. An attempt to put down different types of love in psychology has been made in this article. Eros, Storge, Pragma, Agape, Ludus and Mania are the six different types of love that are known by the intensity and intent of how we love someone.


1. Eros - The Passionate Love


Perhaps, this is the most evident form of love, that we all have experienced in our lives, at some point or the other. Eros, as the name suggests is a type of love, in which the desire, physical attraction, physical appearance and romance is given the top priority. Since eros is mostly an erotic feeling, there are higher levels of passion and physical intimacy.

Physical attraction can be at peak but in the long run, it fades owing to over importance of physical aspects of the relationship. People who love this way are very charged up, emotional and gung ho about their relationship initially but it fades as time passes.


2. Storge - An Emotional Bonding


Storge love is the familial love, we experience in our society. The love of our parents and siblings is what constitutes storge love. It is beautiful to experience family bonding and lucky are the people who have families. A baby and a mother share an amazing love, that can be read in the their eyes. A deep and abiding affection is something that comes from deep family relationships. When extended to love between couples, storge love focuses on building compassionate, caring and emotional bonding with the couple.


3. Pragma - The Need Based Love


Amongst, different types of love, pragma love focuses more on needs and wants, educational qualifications, professions, income, social status, common hobbies, parental possessions, material belongings of the respective partners. The main focus in this type of love is on needs. If everything adjusts to the partners needs, he or she seems to be satisfied, with the partner.


4. Agape - The Divine Love


This is perhaps the most divine and highest level of love; understanding which requires a compassionate heart. Agape is one of the different types of love in Greek, is considered to be the purest form of love. It promotes brotherly feeling and love for each other. In fact, it is exactly what all religions have been trying to teach us.


5. Ludus - The Euphoric Love


Lover's who have the tendency of being in romantic relationships for sometime and give it up, after initial euphoria of thrill and enjoyment is over, are said to be in Ludus form of love. A ludus lover does not work for long term commitments but short term goals and objectives.


6. Mania - Obsessive Love


It is the worst forms of love and as the name suggests, it is full of insecurity, mania, jealousy and other extreme reactions like obsession, compulsion and excessive.

Top 10 Dramatic Mountain Ranges of the World

There are amazing mountain ranges in the world, many of which you may never have heard of. These ranges are relatively young, therefore their peaks are sharp and dramatic. Take a look and see if you can learn something new about some of the world's dramatic mountain ranges.

1. Teton Range, USA


The Teton Range is part of the Rocky Mountains in the western United States. The highest summit in the Tetons is Grand Teton at 13,770 feet (4,198 m). There are four other peaks over 11,000 feet. The three central peaks pictured here were named 'Les Grande Tetons' or 'The Large Breasts' by lonely French trappers in the 1700's. The Tetons are the youngest part of the Rocky Mountains, therefore they retain their sharp features. Part of the reason for the fame of the Teton Range is that the mountains rise up dramatically 5,000 to 7,000 feet from the Snake River and the flat plain in front of them, with no foothills to moderate the change in elevation. Most of the Teton Range lies within the Grand Teton National Park.

2. Cordillera del Paine, Chile


The Cordillera del Paine is a small range in the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. The most famous section of the range is the photogenic Torres del Paine pictured here. The torres (towers) are granite monoliths formed by glacial ice. The peaks are about 8,000 feet in height.

3. Na Pali, Hawaii


The Na Pali Coast National Park is located on the north coast of the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. The dramatic cliffs (pali) rise 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above the Pacific Ocean. The only access to the cliffs is by the secluded 11-mile Kalalau Trail. The cliffs are a popular destination for photographers via helicopter and boat tours.

4. Dolomites, Italy


The Dolomites are a mountain range in the southern Alps in Italy. The mountains are paler and more granular than the sharp granite of more northern ranges in the Alps. They are named for the type of rock, dolomite, a carbonate rock that makes them up. The highest peaks are in the 10,000 foot range. The mountains were the scene of fighting during both the First and Second World Wars. Today they are popular hiking and skiing destinations.

5. Tien Shan Mountains, China


The Tien Shan Mountains stretch 1700 miles (2,800 km) across central Asia from Uzbekistan to western China. The name means 'Celestial Mountains' in Chinese. The highest peak in the Tien Shan is Jengish Chokusu in Kyrgystan at over 24,000 feet (7,400 m). The mountain was only discovered in 1943 by a Soviet expedition. In Russian, the name is Victory Mountain. According to Daoism, the Tien Shan mountains are the home of the goddess of the west, who guards the peach trees of immortality there.

6. The Pennine Alps


The Pennine Alps are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps in Switzerland and Italy. The Pennine Alps include 15 peaks exceeding 14,000 feet (4,200 m) high. The most famous peak in the range is probably the Matterhorn. Although the Matterhorn is only the 11th-highest peak in the range at 14,693 feet, its dramatic cliffs have made it alluring to mountain climbers. Unfortunately, over 500 climbers have died attempting it. This picture shows the 8th and 10th highest peaks in the Pennine Alps, Dom and Taschhorn.

7. Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica


The Transantarctica Mountains are one of the longest mountain ranges on earth, stretching 3500 km from one end of the continent to the other. The highest peak in the range reaches 14,764 feet (4,599 m). The summits and dry valleys with the 100-300 km wideTransantarctic Range are the only places on the continet not covered by snow and ice. The arid and cold environment in the valleys in the interior of the range limits vegetation to lichens, algae and fungi.

8. Mansiri Himal Range, Nepal, Himalayas


The Mansiri Himal is a subrange of the Himalaya Moutains that lies about 100 km north of Kathmandu in Nepal. The highest peak, pictured here, is Manaslu. Its name is derived from Sanskrit and means "Mountain of the Spirit". Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 26,759 feet and was first summited in 1956. The Mansiri Himal range contains the 8th, 18th and 20th highest peaks in the world.

9. Magdalenefjord, Spitsbergen, Norway


Magdalenefjord is located on the island of Spitsbergen off the northern coast of Norway. The island is so far north that the sun doesn't set from April to late August, then it doesn't rise above the horizon from October to February. Known for its scenic beauty with the surrounding rugged mountains, Magdalenefjord extends eight kilometers inland. During the 1600's it was a much-used anchorage for whaling ships. Today it is a popular Summer destination for cruise ships.

10. Milford Sound, New Zealand


Milford Sound has been named New Zealand's top tourist destination. It is a fjord surrounded by soaring mountains on New Zealand's South Island. Lush rainforests cling to sheer rock walls rising straight out of the sea, while majestic waterfalls fall hundreds of meters down to the water. Milford Sound is the main feature of Fjordland National Park.

Top 20 Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

This list comprises the most famous unsolved mysteries known to man that really defy rational explanation or are just outright strange...

1. Shroud of Turin


The shroud of Turin is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who had apparently died of crucifixion. Most Catholics consider it to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ. It is currently held in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Turin, Italy. Despite many scientific investigations, no one has yet been able to explain how the image has been imprinted on the shroud and despite many attempts, no one has managed to replicate it. Radiocarbon tests date it to the middle ages, however apologists for the shroud believe it is incorrupt – and carbon dating can only date things which decay.

Prior to the middle ages, reports of the shroud exist as the Image of Edessa – reliably reported since at least the 4th century. In addition, another cloth (the Sudarium) known even from biblical times (John 20:7) exists which is said to have covered Christ’s head in the tomb. A 1999 study by Mark Guscin, a member of the multidisciplinary investigation team of the Spanish Center for Sindonology, investigated the relationship between the two cloths. Based on history, forensic pathology, blood chemistry (the Sudarium also is reported to have type AB blood stains), and stain patterns, he concluded that the two cloths covered the same head at two distinct, but close moments of time. Avinoam Danin (a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) concurred with this analysis, adding that the pollen grains in the Sudarium match those of the shroud.


2. Mary Celeste


Mary Celeste was launched in Nova Scotia in 1860. Her original name was “Amazon”. She was 103 ft overall displacing 280 tons and listed as a half-brig. Over the next 10 years she was involved in several accidents at sea and passed through a number of owners. Eventually she turned up at a New York salvage auction where she was purchased for $3,000. After extensive repairs she was put under American registry and renamed “Mary Celeste”.

The new captain of Mary Celeste was Benjamin Briggs, 37, a master with three previous commands. On November 7, 1872 the ship departed New York with Captain Briggs, his wife, young daughter and a crew of eight. The ship was loaded with 1700 barrels of raw American alcohol bound for Genoa, Italy. The captain, his family and crew were never seen again. The ship was found floating in the middle of the Strait of Gibraltar. There were no signs of struggle on board and all documents except the captain’s log were missing.

In early 1873, it was reported that two lifeboats grounded in Spain, one with a body and an American flag, the other containing five bodies. It has been alleged that these could have been the remains of the crew of the Mary Celeste. However, the bodies were apparently never identified.


3. The taos hum


The ‘Taos Hum’ is a low-pitched sound heard in numerous places worldwide, especially in the USA, UK, and northern europe. It is usually heard only in quiet environments, and is often described as sounding like a distant diesel engine. Since it has proven indetectable by microphones or VLF antennae, its source and nature is still a mystery.

In 1997 Congress directed scientists and observers from some of the most prestigious research institutes in the nation to look into a strange low frequency noise heard by residents in and around the small town of Taos, New Mexico. For years those who had heard the noise, often described by them as a “hum”, had been looking for answers. To this day no one knows the cause of the hum.


4. Black Dahlia


In 1947 the body of 22 year old Elizabeth Short was found in two pieces in a parking lot in Los Angeles. According to newspaper reports shortly after the murder, Short received the nickname “Black Dahlia” at a Long Beach drugstore in the summer of 1946, as a play on the then-current movie The Blue Dahlia. However, Los Angeles County district attorney investigators’ reports state the nickname was invented by newspaper reporters covering the murder. In either case, Short was not generally known as the “Black Dahlia” during her lifetime.

Many rumours and tales have spread about the Black Dahlia, and the investigation (one of the largest in LA history) never found the killer.


5. Comte de Saint Germain


The Count of St. Germain (allegedly died February 27, 1784) was a courtier, adventurer, inventor, amateur scientist, violinist, amateur composer, and a mysterious gentleman; he also displayed some skills with the practice of alchemy. He was known as ‘Der Wundermann’ — ‘The Wonderman’. He was a man whose origin was unknown and who disappeared without leaving a trace.

Since his death, various occult organizations have adopted him as a model figure or even as a powerful deity. In recent years several people have claimed to be the Count of St. Germain. (Note that St Germain was never regarded as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church – the “st.” before his name refers to his alleged home).


6. Voynich manuscript


The Voynich Manuscript is a medieval document written in an unknown script and in an unknown language. For over one hundred years people have tried to break the code to not avail. The overall impression given by the surviving leaves of the manuscript suggests that it was meant to serve as a pharmacopoeia or to address topics in medieval or early modern medicine. However, the puzzling details of illustrations have fueled many theories about the book’s origins, the contents of its text, and the purpose for which it was intended.

The document contains illustrations that suggest the book is in six parts: Herbal, Astronomical, Biological, Cosmological, Pharmaceutical, and recipes.


7. Jack the Ripper


In the later half of 1888, London was terrorrised by a series of murders in the east end (largely in the Whitechapel area). The name Jack the Ripper was taken from a letter sent to a newspaper at the time by someone claiming to be the killer. The victims were typically prostitutes who had their throats cut and bodies mutilated. In some cases the bodies were discovered just minutes after the ripper had left the scene.

The police at the time had many suspects but could never find sufficient evidence to convict anyone. In modern times there has even been some speculation that Prince Albert Victor was the murderer. Even with modern police methods, no further light has been shed on the murders in recent times. To this day no one knows who the ripper was.


8. Bermuda Triangle


The Bermuda triangle is an area of water in the North Atlantic Ocean in which a large number of planes and boats have gone missing in mysterious circumstances. Over the years many explanations have been put forward for the disappearances, including bad weather, alien abductions, time warps, and suspension of the laws of physics.

Although substantial documentation exists to show that many of the reports have been exaggerated, there is still no explanation for the unusually large number of disappearances in the area.


9. The Zodiac Killer


The Zodiac killer was active in Northern California for ten months in the late 1960s. He killed at least five people, and injured two. He comitted the first two murders with a pistol, just inside the Benecia border. In his second shooting in Vallejo, he attempted to kill two people, but one survived despite gunshots to the head and neck. 40 minutes later the police recieved an anonymous phone call from a man claiming to be their killer and admitting to the murders of the previous two victims. One month three letters were sent to Newspapers in California containing a cypher that the killer claimed would give them his name. They cypher was decrypted to read:

“I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN IT IS MORE FUN THAN KILLING WILD GAME IN THE FORREST BECAUSE MAN IS THE MOST DANGEROUE ANAMAL OF ALL TO KILL SOMETHING GIVES ME THE MOST THRILLING EXPERENCE IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN GETTING YOUR ROCKS OFF WITH A GIRL THE BEST PART OF IT IS THAE WHEN I DIE I WILL BE REBORN IN PARADICE AND THEI HAVE KILLED WILL BECOME MY SLAVES I WILL NOT GIVE YOU MY NAME BECAUSE YOU WILL TRY TO SLOI DOWN OR ATOP MY COLLECTIOG OF SLAVES FOR MY AFTERLIFE EBEORIETEMETHHPITI” - The last eighteen letters have not been decrypted.

While Arthur Leigh Allen was the prime suspect, all of the evidence was against him being the killer. To this day the Zodiac murders have not been solved.


10. The Babushka Lady


During the analysis of the film footage of the assasination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, a mysterious woman was spotted. She was wearing a brown overcoat and a scarf on her head (the scarf is the reason for her name as she wore it in a similar style to Russian grandmothers – also called babushkas). The woman appeared to be holding something in front of her face which is believed to be a camera. She appears in many photos of the scene. Even after the shooting when most people had fled the area, she remained in place and continued to film. Shortly after she is seen moving away to the East up Elm Street. The FBI publically requested that the woman come forward and give them the footage she shot but she never did.

In 1970 a woman called Beverly Oliver came forward and claimed to be the Babushka Woman, though her story contains many inconsistencies. She is generally regarded as a fraud. To this day, no one knows who the Babushka Woman is or what she was doing there. More unusual is her refusal to come forward to offer her evidence.


11. The Creation of Man


This is probably one of the most well known and controversial of mysteries known to man at the moment. The basic mystery is where did we come from? Many people believe we were created by some kind of God, others believe were naturally came into being through the process of evolution, and some even believe we were put onto earth by aliens. Because there is no conclusive evidence for either argument, this subject remains our greatest mystery.

The concept of evolution states that through a series of adaptations and mutations from generation to generation, a creature can change dramatically over time. There are many arguments against evolution, mostly (in the West) from fundamentalist Christian bodies. The head of the largest Christian Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has recently said that evolution is not contrary to the teachings of the Church or a belief in God as long as it does not exclude God as the primary mover and organiser of the process.

The concept of creationism states that God made the Universe in the form in which it exists today. It attempts to explain away potential theological problems like dinosaurs, carbon dating, and the fossil record in general. Creationists generally believe the earth to be several thousand years old.


12. The Bimini Road


Everyone has heard the story of the lost city of Atlantis, but what about the Bimini Road? In 1968 an underwater rock formation was found near North Bimini Island in the Bahamas. It is considered by many to be naturally made, but because of the unusual arrangement of the stones, many believe it to be a part of the lost city of Atlantis (first spoken of by Plato).

Another curious element of this mystery is a prediction made in 1938 by Edgar Cayce: “A portion of the temples may yet be discovered under the slime of ages and sea water near Bimini… Expect it in ’68 or ’69 – not so far away.” In a more recent expidition, amateur archeologist Dr Greg Little discovered another row of rocks in the same formation directly below the first, leading him to believe that the road is actually the top of a wall or water dock.

One possible natural explanation is that the “road” is an example of tessellated pavement, a natural phenomenon. Concretions of shell and sand form hard sedimentary rock which over time fractures in straight lines and then at ninety degree angles. They are quite common and a popular tourist attraction on the island of Tasmania.


13. The Roanoke Colony


In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh dispatched an expedition to the East Coast of North America as Queen Elizabeth I had given him permission to colonise Virginia. He returned from the trip with two American Indians and samples of animals and plants. Between 1585 and 1587, two groups of colonists were left on Roanoke Island (part of present day North Carolina) to establish their settlement.

Following fights with the local native tribes, the first colony were low on food and men to defend the settlement, so when Sir Francis Drake visited after a raid in the Carribean and offered to take them back to England, they accepted and left. In 1857 121 new colonists arrived and found the local natives (the Croatans) to be friendly. The first English child born in the Americas was the daughter of one of these colonists. The group tried to befriend some of the other tribes that the previous colonists had fought with which resulted in the killing of George Howe. The remaining members of the group convinced the leader to return to England to get help. The leader (John White) returned to England leaving behind ninety men, seventeen women, and eleven children.

When White returned in August 1590, the settlement was deserted. There were no signs of a struggle and no remains were found at all. The only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a post of the fort and “Cro” carved into a nearby tree. The settlement became known as the Lost Colony and no members of it were ever seen again. Some speculation exists today which suggests that the settlers left and merged with some of the nearby tribes. This is supported by the fact that many years later some of the tribes were practising Christianity and understood English.


14. Marfa lights


The Marfa lights are unexplained lights (called ghost lights) that have been appearing on Mitchell Flat east of Marfa, Texas. The first published account of the lights was given in 1957, but Robert Reed Ellison (born 1880) reported them to his family and accounts of their appearances were spread by word of mouth. There are no verifiable written reports from before the 1950s.

The lights are described as being the size of a basketball, floating in the air at around shoulder height. Colors are usually described as white, yellow, orange or red, but green and blue are sometimes reported. They usually travel laterally but have been seen to move rapidly in various directions. The lights sometimes appear in groups. Sightings are rare but there is a large amount of photographic and video evidence.

Skeptics generally consider the lights to be related to traffic passing on the nearby US Route 67, or to be electric by-products of the predominantly quartz hills in the area. Because they usually appear in private property with terrain that is difficult to travel over, there are almost no reports of people being able to get close to the lights.


15. Jimmy hoffa


Jimmy Hoffa was an American labor leader, and criminal convict. As the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, Hoffa wielded considerable influence. After his conviction, he served nearly a decade in prison. On July 30, 1975, Hoffa dissapeared from a parking lot in Detroit and was never seen again. He had been due to meet two Mafia leaders, Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone from Detroit and Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano from Union City, New Jersey and New York City.

According to Donald Frankos (a convicted Mob hitman), Hoffa was shot in the house of Giacalone and his body was then buried in the foundations of the Giants stadium. While that is the most popular belief, another mobster, Bill Bonanno, claimed that hoffa was shot and put in the trunk of a car that was then put through a car compactor.

No one will ever know the truth about Hoffa, but the MythBusters team dug in the part of the Giants stadium that is generally where Hoffa is considered to be buried and found nothing.


16. The Loch Ness Monster


Loch Ness is the most voluminous fresh water lake in Great Britain. For centuries people have reported seeing a large creature living in the lake – the earliest account comes from the life of Saint Columba (565 AD). Although sightings of the creature on land around the loch reputedly date back to the sixteenth century, modern interest in the monster was sparked by a 22 July 1933 sighting, when Mr George Spicer and his wife saw ‘a most extraordinary form of animal’ cross the road in front of their car. They described the creature as having a large body (about 4 feet high and 25 feet long), and long, narrow neck, slightly thicker than an elephant’s trunk and as long as the 10-12 foot width of the road; the neck had a number of undulations in it. They saw no limbs because of a dip in the road obscuring the animal’s lower portion. It lurched across the road towards the loch some 20 yards away, leaving only a trail of broken undergrowth in its wake.

Not only has the Loch Ness Monster been photographed repeatedly, it has even been caught on videotape – as recently as 2007, and on sonar equipment. Unfortunately, however, the footage and photos are never clear enough to give a definite answer as to what the creature is. Some speculate that it may be a plesiosaur that survived the rest of the dinosaur population.


17. bigfoot


Bigfoot, also known as the Sasquatch, is depicted as an ape-like man who inhabits forest areas of the pacific north-west and parts of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Over the years there have been many sightings and photographs of Bigfoot but no conclusive proof exists to verify his existence.

Most experts on the matter consider the Bigfoot legend to be a combination of folklore and hoaxes, but there are a number of authors and researchers who do believe that the stories could be true. There is some speculation that, like the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot may be a living remnant of the time of the dinosaurs – specifically a Gigantopithecus blacki – a supersize ape. The earliest accounts of bigfoot are from 1924 though reports of a similar type of creature have appeared as early as the 1860s.


18. El Chupacabra


El Chupacabra (Goat Sucker) is mostly associated with Latin American communities in the USA, Mexico, and Puerto Rico (where it was first reported). It is supposedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail and it takes its name from the fact that it is supposed to attack animals and drink their blood – especially goats.

While the legend began around 1987, there are many similarities to the Vampire of Moca, the name given to an unknown creature to killed animals all over the small town of Moca in the 1970s. The vampire of Moca left the animals completely devoid of blood which had apparently been removed by a series of small circular cuts.

The most common description of Chupacabra is a lizard-like being, appearing to have leathery or scaly greenish-gray skin and sharp spines or quills running down its back. This form stands approximately 3 to 4 feet (1 to 1.2 m) high, and stands and hops in a similar fashion to a kangaroo. In at least one sighting, the creature hopped 20 feet (6 m). This variety is said to have a dog or panther-like nose and face, a forked tongue protruding from it, large fangs, and to hiss and screech when alarmed, as well as leave a sulfuric stench behind. When it screeches, some reports note that the chupacabra’s eyes glow an unusual red, then give the witnesses nausea. For some witnesses, it was seen with bat-like wings.


19. D. B Cooper


D. B. Cooper (aka “Dan Cooper”) is a pseudonym given to a notorious aircraft hijacker who, on November 24, 1971, after receiving a ransom payout of $200,000, leapt from the back of a Boeing 727 as it was flying over the Pacific Northwest somewhere over the southern Cascades.

Cooper has not been seen since and it is not known whether he survived the jump. In 1980, an eight year old boy found $5,800 of soggy $20 bills washed up on the banks of the Columbia river. The serial numbers matched those of the ransom money which had been noted to make it easier to track Cooper later.

Cooper escaped from the plane by jumping off the rear airstair with a parachute leading aviation authorities to add stricter measures about the design of planes to prevent it from happening again. In addition, this event caused airports to install metal detectors for the first time.


20. The Mothman


Mothman is the name given to a strange creature reported in the Charleston and Point Pleasant areas of West Virginia between November 1966 and December 1967. The creature was sporadically reported to be seen before and after those dates, with some sightings as recent as 2007.

Most observers describe the Mothman as a winged man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes. It often appeared to have no head, with its eyes set into its chest. A number of hypotheses have been presented to explain eyewitness accounts, ranging from misidentification and coincidence to paranormal phenomena and conspiracy theories.

The Mothman was first spotted in 1926 by a young boy. At the same time, three men were digging a grave in a nearby graveyard when they saw a brown human shape with wings soaring out from behind trees. Both incidents were reported independently of each other. There have been numerous sightings of Mothman though no photographic evidence exists at all.

Top 10 New Facebook features of 2011

Latest changes: With the view to make its interface more user-friendly and give a tough fight to rival Google Plus, Facebook, this year, has rolled out scores of new features and introduced many design changes. Here are some key features introduced by Facebook this year.


1. Facebook lets users "subscribe" to news from other members - even those they are not friends with. In this way, users can hear from those they don't even know personally - such as celebrities or political figures.


2. Facebook has increased the size of photos that people post to their profiles and make them load twice as fast as before.


3. Facebook has also launched video calling feature on its site, thereby allowing users to make video calls. In the chat window that pops up, clicking on a small blue video icon brings up the video chat feature.


4. Facebook has also 'frozen' its top navigation bar. The top navigation bar is now fixed on the top of the screen even when a user scrolls down the page, it remains accessible throughout.


5. Now, Facebook automatically group your friends based on whether they live near you, went to your school or work with you. Users can read posts or share updates with specific groups instead of dozens, or hundreds, of "friends" at a time. Facebook will use the colleges, workplaces and geographic locations that users share on the site to organise people into groups. Called "smart lists," the feature is optional to use, and the lists are customisable.


6. Facebook has also rolled out another feature called 'Ticker' that allows users to chat with their friends about photos, articles and other things they are posting in real-time.



7. The social networking giant has also introduced improvements to its 'News Feeds', thereby letting users see the important updates on the top. Users' news are featured in a single stream with the most interesting stories featured at the top.


8. Facebook has also come up with another feature titled 'View Shares'. This new option, as the name suggests, allows users to see the number of people who have shared their news feeds.


9. Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of the Facebook Timeline at f8 – an annual developer conference, which will make it easier for lesser mortals to build an interactive (and also collaborative) one-page autobiography. The company will periodically roll out this feature to users’ profiles, while some users have already opted for it.



10. Facebook now lets users sort their 'News Feeds'. Users can choose to display 'Recent Stories' on top if they wish to. However, the company has not rolled out this feature to all users' profiles. According to the company, if users don't have the updates to News Feed yet, they can expect to see them over the coming weeks as the roll out continues.

Caster Semenya - The Male - Female controversy...

South African runner Caster Semenya, 18, won the 800 meters at the world championships with a stunningly dominating run. By now, Caster Semenya, has been reported as a potential disqualification on the grounds that the IAAF had conducted tests on her to establish her sex, and that she might be male.


The problem is that Caster Semenya looks like a man and she can be a hermaphrodite. And this means she is not "entirely female". And her "not entirely female" status means that she may not compete against another female athletes. Her family is outraged at suggestions that Semenya, who has a muscular build and a deep voice, isn't a woman. What do you think, when you see these photos? Does she look more like a man or a woman?