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Facial Exercises? Give it a try!

January 17, 2011

Many of us are concerned about our facial appearances so much that we spend thousands of dollars to maintain it. Facial exercises can help maintain a youthful look for many years. But lets be realistic about it..if you smoke and have a poor diet, then you put yourself at risk for aging faster than you would hope for.  Healthy living will give you an edge on life and perhaps a more vibrant looking facial glow…

Pass it on,

Dr Anthony

Catcher in the Rye sequel might just be a good idea

January 13, 2011

Wide Sargasso Sea

Powered by article titled “Catcher in the Rye sequel might just be a good idea” was written by David Barnett, for on Thursday 13th January 2011 13.07 UTC

If you’ve ever wondered what happened next to the young Holden Caulfield, wonder no longer: you’ll shortly be able to find out – unless you’re American, of course. Swedish author Frederick Colting’s highly unofficial sequel to JD Salinger’s classic The Catcher in the Rye has been blocked from release in the US and Canada, though rights to 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye have apparently already been sold in six countries.

It’s a curious thing when contemporary authors take classic or much-loved books and write a sequel, authorised or not. But it’s a brave, foolhardy – perhaps money-grubbing – author who takes on characters with a huge global following, and tries to craft a sequel to another writer’s great work.

Yet unofficial sequels abound. We probably don’t need to do anything more than mention in passing the recent fad for inserting zombies, sea monsters and vampires into Jane Austen and Brontë works. But the Janeite website lists dozens of less-fantastical novels written as continuations of Emma, Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility.

Why would any novelist worth their salt choose to pick up where someone else left off? On the one hand, of course, there’ll be a lot of interest from aficionados of the source material. On the other, isn’t it part of a novelist’s job to create characters? And isn’t using someone else’s characters and situations for your own novels ultimately little more than fan fiction given the legitimising sheen of publication?

Maybe. But it is the case that some sequels have achieved literary success on their own merit. The best-known example is Jean Rhys’s 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea, which acts as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre – although Rhys’s success is perhaps down to her not simply continuing a main character’s story, but delving instead into the “unknown life” of a secondary character – in this case, Brontë’s famous “madwoman in the attic”. Another good example might be Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, which spawned two well-received follow-ups. Mrs De Winter, by Woman In Black author Susan Hill came out in 1993 while Sally Beauman’s Rebecca’s Tale – featuring efforts to unpick the circumstances of the character’s death many years before – was published in 2001.

Sometimes an author’s creation, be it a character or a concept, so far transcends its origins that it almost becomes fair game. Take, for example, HG Wells’s The Time Machine. Because the “big idea” that it put forward was so new and exciting, subsequent authors writing on time travel felt it only right that their own work in the sub-genre should give a nod to Wells, either by using his characters or riffing on his visions of the future.

And then there are the characters who become bigger than their books. Those who have made the crossover into movies, especially, become well-known even to people who have never so much as glanced at the source material. People who might not know, for example, that James Bond was a literary creation years before he became a star of bank holiday telly. Since Ian Fleming wrote his last Bond novel in 1966, the 007 myth has been continued in print by writers as diverse as Kingsley Amis, Charlie Higson and Sebastian Faulks – and, coming up in May this year, thriller writer Jeffrey Deaver.

Which brings me to Shibumi – a 1979 novel by Rodney William Whitaker, who wrote under the pseudonym Trevanian and also penned The Eiger Sanction. An old paperback of Shibumi was given to me by a friend who many years ago made it his mission to disseminate esoteric books. I was immediately hooked. Shibumi’s one of those odd books, a work of beautiful zen genius masquerading as a lurid, cheap-looking thriller.

Shibumi is about Nicholai Hel – an international jet-set assassin with an incisive mind, a master of the ancient strategy game Go, a lover and a fighter, who could out-spy Bond and Jason Bourne together. I wanted to be Nicholai Hel when I grew up – still do, in fact. Hel was ripe for a series, a movie franchise, action figures, the works. But Shibumi never really achieved more than cult status, and Trevanian died in 2005. Nicholai Hel never came back.

Until now. A few weeks ago I received an advance copy of a book by a thriller writer called Don Winslow. I’d heard the name, but never read anything of his before – I don’t really do conventional thrillers. Then I picked up the press release. Winslow’s book, Satori, is a sequel to Shibumi.

I didn’t know whether to be ecstatic or horrified. I read it carefully at first, hyper-critically. I read it not wanting to like it, which is a strange way to approach a book, I know. But as I read on, I realised I loved it. The spirit of the original was there, the characters were bang on, the novels flowed almost seamlessly into each other. And, by the end, I found that I no longer considered that I was reading a Don Winslow follow-up to a Trevanian novel. I was reading a Nicholai Hel novel.

And that, pretty much, is as good as any writer who takes on another author’s babies needs to be. Maybe America should give a septuagenarian Holden Caulfield a chance. © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010

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China to make multimillion pound investment in beleaguered Spain

January 5, 2011

Agreements likely to involve public support for Spanish bonds and exports of olive oil, ham and wine

On the trail of Hunter S Thompson in Puerto Rico

January 1, 2011

Old San Juan is the setting for Hunter S Thompson’s The Rum Diary, now a film starring Johnny Depp. We find out whether that rum-sodden 1950s atmosphere survives in the modern capital

Cold, cramped, confined – occupational hazards for Kent’s sit-in students

January 1, 2011

• Five stand firm 22 days into tuition fees action
• Protesters seek help from Archbishop of Canterbury

Students Complete Medical Tourism Course

December 29, 2010


Congratulations to the  students completing the Medical Tourism Course offered by DHU.

Dr Anthony taught and developed the curriculum. The Medical Tourism Course gave a better

understanding about global medical tourism and what to expect from this industry in the near future. Many countries

are now offering medical procedures at substantial savings to the customer/patient.  Many medical procedures not being properly covered by private insurance are now being offered by countries like Korea, Thailand, India, Philippines, etc to meet increase demands from prospective clients.



Dr Anthony


Call for Articles and Papers

December 27, 2010


Call for Articles ! We are seeking articles or papers from anyone that has a

passion for any topic. We welcome contributors from any country.

There are no deadlines for submissions. If we decide that we like your

article or paper, we will publish it on our website. Submissions can be

sent to


Your Educational Podcast Celebrates Having Readers in 81 Countries

November 24, 2010

 Congratulations to Your Educational Podcast and Video for reaching 81 countries around the world. We here at Yepod want to thank all our readers for helping us reach our goal of 81 countries. We will continue to bring relevant subjects dealing with English as a second language. We are also excited about new developments for 2011 and hope that our readers will appreciate our efforts. If you have any ideas or comments for our website, please do not hesitate to reach us. On behalf of the entire Yepod staff….. I thank you




Dr. Anthony

Founder and President


Teaching Large Classrooms in Asian Universities

October 25, 2010


Teaching Large Classrooms in Asian Universities


Dr Anthony Bendik

With international business continuing to be on the rise, societal demands on functional knowledge of the English language have reached new heights. This imposes a demand on the Asian university, which until recently, catered to the traditionally averse Asian attitude towards foreign languages. While ESL educators have been introduced at these learning centers, cultural differences, coupled with traditionalism continue to serve as primary hurdles. Using publications and journal articles, this paper discusses the same in detail, highlighting further issues that stem from this root cause, all the while attempting to determine solutions to the same.


It is a false notion that having the knowledge of the English Language will granted you automatic passport to employment to the western part of the world; however it can be put to profitable use in Asian countries. In countries like China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, a high proportion of the population is eager for commitments from English Speakers. A degree in any subject from a university is the only prerequisite, thought in some cases just a degree of enthusiasm will suffice.

Most of the foreign teachers are employed by privately run language institutes whose owners are more concerned with profitability rather than the sustaining high educational standards. However, working as a private teacher can prove to be more lucrative but such purpose considerable experience and a suitable set up is required.

Usually many of the tutors are working for private institutions therefore they have to face to be prepared to face an array of problems and difficulties. Due to the working ways of various institutions, tutors have to deal with classes of over 50 to 60 students which is a challenge in itself because many of the students have never been exposed to learning English. Apart from that there are huge residential cost especially in countries like Japan and Korea. Read more »


Dr Anthony on television

June 2, 2010

Dr Anthony’s interview from Anthony Bendik on Vimeo.

Watch Dr Anthony on Arrirang’s Heart to Heart  program discussing chiropractic,oriental medicine,medical tourism, and teaching in South Korea.

Teaching in a High-Need School

January 13, 2010


It’s a well known fact that high-need schools are located in low income communities. More commonly known is the logical fact that people with lower incomes have lesser access to top class education, professional counseling and luxuries that people with better incomes can afford. The people who live in these communities belong to the lower tiers of economic class and have their own fair share of  problems that arise from living in densely populated areas. Children growing up in these areas remain more exposed to unwholesomeness, corruption and lack of social values since it is extremely difficult to isolate them and provide them with appropriate environment in their impressionable years. Read more »



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