Monday, August 16, 2010

All Time Top 5 Funniest Videos on YouTube

The Best That YouTube Has to Offer in Humour

Watching videos on YouTube has become a favourite pasttime of many of the young and the not so young. Today I bring you a collection of the top 5 funniest videos to be found on YouTube.

What each of us finds funny varies greatly but I am sure you will agree that you can't argue with statistics. Each of these YouTube videos have had massive page views and have been a runaway success on YouTube. Each is funny in its own way and can not really be compared to the other. Enjoy or not. That decision is totally over to you.

  1. Charlie the Unicorn

    Charlie the Unicorn animated videos are a still one of the biggest sensations on YouTube. The first Charlie the Unicorn video is where it all began. Find out what Charlie's friends have in store for him at Candy Mountain if you dare.

  2. My Spoon is Too Big
    What could possibly be so funny about an encounter between a stick figure holding a spoon and a banana? Watch to find out.

  3. The Evolution of Dance
    Judson Laipply’s comic dance routine the “Evolution of Dance” will have you in stitches. This YouTube video has received close to 150 million views.

  4. Daft Hands - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
    Clever and creative hand dance routine choreographed to the song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." More than one million views on YouTube alone

  5. Nostalgia Critic - 50 Impressions in 50 Seconds
    50 impressions of celebrities in just 50 seconds. Be sure to catch this funny guy as takes off everyone from Marlon Brando to George Bush. Not quite at a million views but worth every second.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Depression Symptoms and Signs and Help

Symptoms of Depression - How to Spot the Signs and Where to Get Help

Depression is a debilitating illness experienced by many people in New Zealand. About 15% of the population are diagnosed with severe depression. 25 percent of the population will have a depressive episode at some time in their lives. Women are thought to be twice as likely to experience depression as men.

Physical and chemical changes such as menopause can bring about depression. Depleted levels of Serotonin in the brain can lead to feelings of low mood. Winter months mean less exposure to sunshine and can lead to less Vitamin D in the body.

Depression is often a grief related response to unexpected changes that occur in one's life. Loss of a relationship, a job or a loved one can all trigger depression. Other common causes of depression are bullying, health issues, family crises and family relationship difficulties. Feeling low at these times is natural and part of the healing process.

However, if the low mood persists and can not be shaken then treatment for depression may need to be sought to avoid the development of severe depression.

There are many common signs and symptoms of depression apart from the obvious low mood and sadness. If you are experiencing depression you may notice some or all of these signs pertain to you or someone you know:
  • Loss of interest in normal pleasurable activities
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Harder to make everyday decisions
  • Irritability
  • Feeling tired and without energy
  • Changes in sleep patterns - oversleeping or lack of sleep
  • Overeating or undereating
  • Loss of libido and interest in sex
  • Avoidance of others
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Low self esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts and thoughts about death
  • Loss of motivation
  • Severely critical of self
  • Increased levels of anxiety

If you are experiencing these depression symptoms or you know someone who is get help. Visit you local GP. Depression and anxiety are easily treated with medication. Alternative natural remedies like St John's Wort is also effective. Counselling is another good option. Many people report that a combination of both medication and therapy is helpful in coming to understand what is troubling them.

For more information call the free helpline and speak to a trained counsellor on
0800 111 757

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