Various Lucid Dreaming Supplements to boost your awareness are-

Galantamine is one of the most popular lucid dreaming supplements that are preferred these days. This is a chemical that is obtained from a few plant sources, especially from red tiger lily. It is a legal supplement that works by modulating brain chemicals that in turn enhance our waking and sleeping cycles.

Calea zacatechichi is another lucid dreaming supplement that is very costly. The leaves of this flowering plant are used as a cure-all medicinal herb. Many studies have discovered that calea increases dream recall very fast, which is an important part of lucid dreaming.

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Brain vitamins medicines provides a cocktail of vitamins that helps in increasing mental activity during lucid dreams, and also improve concentration, mood, and even anti-aging. Some of the supplements also provide raw material for antioxidants which helps in promoting the growth of healthy brain cells. Lucid dreams are enhanced through these vitamins and those dreamers who are new to this can intake these vitamins to experience lucid dreams.

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Some of the easiest way to get a lucid dream tonight are as follows-

Meditation -The safest and most direct way to induce lucid dreams is to take up a formal practice, such as sitting meditation. These days, it’s easy to find introductions to sitting meditation, also known as concentrative meditation that will really help you in lucid dreaming.

Body Practice – Lucid dreamers have an excellent sense of balancing the mind and the body. So try to develop your body’s balance through yoga that will help in tuning your mind and the body at the same time. This is also important for mental health. Body practice has been proved as The Easiest Method for Lucid Dreaming.

Refrain from Alcohol – Alcohol can badly affect your dream state. Even one alcoholic drink can kill all your efforts of having a lucid dream. And consuming brain drugs after drinking will just give you a nasty headache on top of your hangover.

The lottery is the game in which the token is distributed or sold and is selected in a random drawing. All people want to win the lottery and become a millionaire. But to become an instant millionaire is not just about getting your lottery winninglottery ticket, paying for it and waiting for luck to strike in.

There are many factors that play an important role in winning those millions. You also have to learn some lottery winning tips.You should compute the probability by picking a set of numbers from a larger set of numbers so that you can hit the jackpot.

The probability of choosing the winning numbers from the larger set of numbers is very small but with the right choices you can increase your odds in choosing a good combination of numbers. Most people are curious to know about How to increase the chance of winning the lottery?

Given below is the lottery winning tips that you might find useful in hitting that jackpot and enjoying lottery as well.

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  • You must consider the risks you are getting into. You can buy lot of tickets which will increase the chance of winning. You should not put yourself into at risk more than what you can afford to lose.
  • You should choose the numbers on your own and do not let the machine choose your numbers. You should keep in mind the lottery winning tips and not just let a machine do it for you. You can get free lottery winning strategies by visiting different websites.
  • Avoid picking all odd or all even numbers. You should try to pick your numbers in random. Choose the numbers with logic and keeping in mind the probability.
  • Choose the game according to your requirements. Lottery games with lesser number of balls may offer lesser jackpot prizes but increases the chance of winning. It is better to win the smaller amount in a little frequency rather than to win a huge amount in one throw.
  • You can take help of different tools and programs through which you can choose the best number combination in the lottery. You can get more tips and tricks of winning the lottery from useful source.
  • You should try to play the smaller games that have more winners and better odds of winning.

DEMOGRAPHICS REVEALED!

Washington, DC – Africa, the world’s poorest region, will record the largest amount of population growth of any world region between now and 2050.

Africa’s population is expected to more than double, rising from 1.1 billion today to at least 2.4 billion by 2050. Nearly all of that growth will be in the 51 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the region’s poorest.

The Population Reference Bureau’s 2013 World Population Data Sheet and related material, including an interactive map and infographic, will be online at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Sept. 12, 2013. The Data Sheet offers detailed information on 20 population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries.

We are hosting a webinar on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 11 a.m.–noon (EDT). To receive an invitation to the webinar, send an e-mail to Tyjen Tsai .

The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advancethe well-being of current and future generations.

AN EYE-OPENING MEASURE: THE VITAL INDEX

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, PRB

The vital index, the annual number of births per 100 deaths, is a simple measure but can often be eye-opening. Only a few countries publish the index on a regular basis. While that may not sound exciting at first, the measure can teach us a lot about population dynamics. Recently, the index did receive some national news: when the number of deaths of non-Hispanic whites in the United States exceeded births, for the first time in history.

In the table, we can see that the current level of the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children per woman,  does not necessarily show where a country stands with regard to births and deaths. The present vital index is a result of a number of factors: how recently the TFR declined to a low level; the proportion of the population in the older ages; the number of young people who have moved into childbearing ages; and the effect of immigration, which normally consists of workers and their families who are themselves in the childbearing ages. All of these factors play into the vital indices in the table in different ways.

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WHAT DOES URBANIZATION REALLY MEAN?

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, PRB

Few terms in demography can cause more confusion than “urbanization.” News stories reporting projections of world urbanization are nearly always accompanied by photographs of places such as London or Shanghai, and it does seem rather natural to think of urbanization in those terms.

There are really two ways to describe urbanization: urban places and metropolitan areas. Historically, the definition of “urban” has been quite different across countries. In a sense, the urban population was originally more akin to “nonfarm,” although not all people in rural areas worked in farming itself.  Considering how the concept of urban-rural began will help in understanding its meaning today.
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CITIES LARGER THAN MANY COUNTRIES

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, PRB

If it were a country, what city would be the 34th largest on Earth? Tokyo!

Based on censuses, the UN Population Division estimates that Tokyo would be larger than 209 of the world’s countries. The “Tokyo” referred to here is the Kanto Major Metropolitan Area (MMA), as defined by the Japan Statistics Bureau. Tokyo’s population in 2012 was 37 million, just behind Poland and just ahead of Algeria, Uganda, and Canada.

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WHAT REALLY IS MY LIFE EXPECTANCY?

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, PRB

As compelling a concept as it may be, life expectancy is an often-misunderstood demographic measure. Frequently, it is life expectancy at birth that receives the most attention, although we’re all aware we’re “living longer.”

Life expectancy results from life tables, sometimes referred to as actuarial tables. In a sense, a life table summarizes the mortality experience of a population in a given time period, often a year. Death rates are low for young people and naturally rise with age. But what matters is how much or how little these rates change and at what ages. As an example, consider life expectancy in the United States in 1940.

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A TALE OF FOUR PYRAMIDS

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, PRB

There has been quite a bit made in the media and in blogs about low birth rates in industrialized countries. Quite correctly, many people (and countries!) are concerned that unprecedented aging and a dearth of younger people are leading to serious pressure on national budgets from a rising burden of support for the elderly because of  a declining group of tax-paying workers. But the situation is far from equal everywhere, and less is written about that.

The contrast between the age structures of the two country pairs below is striking, to say the least. All four countries have rather stable birth rates. If they stay that way, the demographic future of all four seems quite clear but in very different ways. These differences have profound implications for the future. Sharp shifts to an aging population will result in growing budgetary constraints, less ability to provide aid, and limited foreign policy options.

Populations of France and Germany, by Age and Sex

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Source: for France: Institut national d’études démographfiques; and for Germany: United Nations Demographic Yearbook 2011.

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WERE THE POPULATION ALARMISTS RIGHT OR WRONG?

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau

Articles proposing that past alarm over world population growth is now completely wrong have appeared quite frequently over the past 10 years or so and seem to be gathering momentum. Such writings express the view that low birth rates, not high ones, are the world’s problem, voiding the long-held fears of overpopulation. Paul Ehrlich, author of the (in)famous 1968 book  The Population Bomb, is a common target of this criticism, although concern about rapid growth predated his book by many years. The concern over rapid population growth decades ago had a very sound basis. Birth rates in developing countries—where the concern was by far the greatest—were quite high and the use of family planning unknown. There really did seem to be no end in sight.

Continue reading

“EXPONENTIAL” DOES NOT MEAN “FAST”!

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau

I’ve seen many occasions where writers have stated that a particular population is growing “exponentially.” That term seems to have evolved to mean “fast.”  The exponential rate—as opposed to percentage increase—is the one usually used to measure population growth. So let’s take a look at what it really means and, honestly, I’m definitely not being picky here. Exponential growth simply means that something, be it money in the bank or the population of Egypt, grows continuously. Compounding continuously is another way of saying it.

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HOW TO WRITE ABOUT THE BIRTH RATE

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau

No demographic subject captures writers’ imaginations like a country’s birth rate, be it baby “booms” or “busts,” or record highs or lows. But what measure should you use when you’re writing about the birth rate? Yes, there’s more than one—there are three: the crude birth rate, the general fertility rate, and the total fertility rate. In this blog post, I want to clear up the confusion.

First, we’ll take the crude birth rate (CBR), which is simply the number of births in a year per 1,000 population. Rates have a numerator (in this case, births) and a denominator (the country’s total population). The fact that the denominator is the total population of all ages is the reason why the CBR is labeled “crude.” In 2011, the CBR in the United States was 12.7 births per 1,000 population. But the CBR can be significantly affected by age structure, so that a population with a high proportion of elderly will tend to have a lower rate than one with a younger population. Why bother to report it? Because the CBR is one of three essential parts of the national population growth rate, since populations grow or decline based on the number of births, deaths, and net immigration—the balance of people moving in and out.

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WRITING ABOUT POPULATION PROJECTIONS: BEWARE

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau

It’s quite common to see reports such as “The United Nations projects that world population will be 9.3 billion in 2050,” a perfectly true statement. Many readers will most likely take that at face value and move on. But they should be asking questions! There are over 200 countries in the world with birth rates from 1.1 children per woman (in Taiwan) to 7.6 (in Niger). In most of those countries, it is the future course of the birth rate that will largely determine population size. The projection of 9.3 billion is just the sum of all the country-level population projections. What should those readers ask? For starters: What does the United Nations assume will happen to all those birth rates over the next few decades?

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DEMOGRAPHICS REVEALED

Washington, DC – Africa, the world’s poorest region, will record the largest amount of population growth of any world region between now and 2050.

Africa’s population is expected to more than double, rising from 1.1 billion today to at least 2.4 billion by 2050. Nearly all of that growth will be in the 51 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the region’s poorest.

The Population Reference Bureau’s 2013 World Population Data Sheet and related material, including an interactive map and infographic, will be online at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Sept. 12, 2013. The Data Sheet offers detailed information on 20 population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries.

We are hosting a webinar on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 11 a.m.–noon (EDT). To receive an invitation to the webinar, send an e-mail to Tyjen Tsai .

The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.

AN EYE-OPENING MEASURE: THE VITAL INDEX

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, PRB

The vital index, the annual number of births per 100 deaths, is a simple measure but can often be eye-opening. Only a few countries publish the index on a regular basis. While that may not sound exciting at first, the measure can teach us a lot about population dynamics. Recently, the index did receive some national news: when the number of deaths of non-Hispanic whites in the United States exceeded births, for the first time in history.

In the table, we can see that the current level of the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children per woman,  does not necessarily show where a country stands with regard to births and deaths. The present vital index is a result of a number of factors: how recently the TFR declined to a low level; the proportion of the population in the older ages; the number of young people who have moved into childbearing ages; and the effect of immigration, which normally consists of workers and their families who are themselves in the childbearing ages. All of these factors play into the vital indices in the table in different ways.

blog_Tokyo_Landsat

WHAT REALLY IS MY LIFE EXPECTANCY?

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, PRB

As compelling a concept as it may be, life expectancy is an often-misunderstood demographic measure. Frequently, it is life expectancy at birth that receives the most attention, although we’re all aware we’re “living longer.”

Life expectancy results from life tables, sometimes referred to as actuarial tables. In a sense, a life table summarizes the mortality experience of a population in a given time period, often a year. Death rates are low for young people and naturally rise with age. But what matters is how much or how little these rates change and at what ages. As an example, consider life expectancy in the United States in 1940.

A TALE OF FOUR PYRAMIDS

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, PRB

There has been quite a bit made in the media and in blogs about low birth rates in industrialized countries. Quite correctly, many people (and countries!) are concerned that unprecedented aging and a dearth of younger people are leading to serious pressure on national budgets from a rising burden of support for the elderly because of  a declining group of tax-paying workers. But the situation is far from equal everywhere, and less is written about that.

The contrast between the age structures of the two country pairs below is striking, to say the least. All four countries have rather stable birth rates. If they stay that way, the demographic future of all four seems quite clear but in very different ways. These differences have profound implications for the future. Sharp shifts to an aging population will result in growing budgetary constraints, less ability to provide aid, and limited foreign policy options.

Populations of France and Germany, by Age and Sex

blog2_france-germany-pyramid

WERE THE POPULATION ALARMISTS RIGHT OR WRONG?

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau

Articles proposing that past alarm over world population growth is now completely wrong have appeared quite frequently over the past 10 years or so and seem to be gathering momentum. Such writings express the view that low birth rates, not high ones, are the world’s problem, voiding the long-held fears of overpopulation. Paul Ehrlich, author of the (in)famous 1968 book  The Population Bomb, is a common target of this criticism, although concern about rapid growth predated his book by many years. The concern over rapid population growth decades ago had a very sound basis. Birth rates in developing countries—where the concern was by far the greatest—were quite high and the use of family planning unknown. There really did seem to be no end in sight.

“EXPONENTIAL” DOES NOT MEAN “FAST”!

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau

I’ve seen many occasions where writers have stated that a particular population is growing “exponentially.” That term seems to have evolved to mean “fast.”  The exponential rate—as opposed to percentage increase—is the one usually used to measure population growth. So let’s take a look at what it really means and, honestly, I’m definitely not being picky here. Exponential growth simply means that something, be it money in the bank or the population of Egypt, grows continuously. Compounding continuously is another way of saying it.

HOW TO WRITE ABOUT THE BIRTH RATE

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau

No demographic subject captures writers’ imaginations like a country’s birth rate, be it baby “booms” or “busts,” or record highs or lows. But what measure should you use when you’re writing about the birth rate? Yes, there’s more than one—there are three: the crude birth rate, the general fertility rate, and the total fertility rate. In this blog post, I want to clear up the confusion.

First, we’ll take the crude birth rate (CBR), which is simply the number of births in a year per 1,000 population. Rates have a numerator (in this case, births) and a denominator (the country’s total population). The fact that the denominator is the total population of all ages is the reason why the CBR is labeled “crude.” In 2011, the CBR in the United States was 12.7 births per 1,000 population. But the CBR can be significantly affected by age structure, so that a population with a high proportion of elderly will tend to have a lower rate than one with a younger population. Why bother to report it? Because the CBR is one of three essential parts of the national population growth rate, since populations grow or decline based on the number of births, deaths, and net immigration—the balance of people moving in and out.

WRITING ABOUT POPULATION PROJECTIONS: BEWARE

by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau

It’s quite common to see reports such as “The United Nations projects that world population will be 9.3 billion in 2050,” a perfectly true statement. Many readers will most likely take that at face value and move on. But they should be asking questions! There are over 200 countries in the world with birth rates from 1.1 children per woman (in Taiwan) to 7.6 (in Niger). In most of those countries, it is the future course of the birth rate that will largely determine population size. The projection of 9.3 billion is just the sum of all the country-level population projections. What should those readers ask? For starters: What does the United Nations assume will happen to all those birth rates over the next few decades?