Friday, October 31, 2008
We , women loves to be pampered I know that for sure. Women usually love shopping for clothes, shoes, purses , I know I do. Sometimes, even though we don't need another shoes, because you just bought a shoe last weekend and the box hasn't been open yet. Well we love to buy one because they look so cute and look like it will matched your the outfit you bought the other day. I am like that, I have to admit.
I usually buy my clothing online, at Newport and ,BodyCentral .
Today , I had an appointment with my hairdresser. I usually get my hair done once a month. A full high light, and a trim. But! today I only got a partial high light, it's cheaper than full. Usually, the full highlight , trim and press cost $ 150.00 but today it only cost me $85.00 it save me quiet a bit.
You know, we have to pampered ourselves once in while, to make us feel great. Beside we need to look great for our man. (Wink!!!)
I noticed that a lot of people love to visit one place to another. If you are a traveler , retiree or just simply love to take a vacation from all around the world. Weather you are taking a vacation for pleasure or just there for a business.
One great place to be is the El Casco Antiguo region of Panama the southwest of the city on a small peninsula.Panama has a wide variety of destinations, activities and world class attractions: beach, mountains, nature, a sophisticated captial city, fine dining, shopping, golf, sportfishing, Indigenous culture, and history among others. It's a place has a lot to offer. Panama is a exotic and great place to purchase your very own condo hotel. It's a great place to live invest and purchasing homes.
Check out the Hotel Casco Antiguo, it's very luxurious hotel condo to live in. When you decide where the best place to retire overseas, choosing Panama it's the best retirement destination because Panama is a nature and beach lovers paradise , and has a very low cost of living compared to the high cost of retiring in Europe or the USA. To get more information just simply Register for an eBrochure Here . Keep in mind , In Panama City, the beaches and lowlands there’s a year-round warm climate. In the mountains and highlands there’s a year-round spring-like weather. It's a great place where you want to be.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
When you marry, you get more than a spouse. You also inherit a bunch of new relatives. Life is infinitely more enjoyable when you get along with your in-laws. A good place to start is with sisters-in-law. A sister-in-law who becomes a friend can be a powerful ally and support system. Follow these steps to befriend your sister-in-law.
Establish a separate relationship with your sister-in-law that doesn't include your spouse. A friendship takes time to build. Instant bonding is rare.
Remember that while she may be a friend, she's also a relative. While joking is okay, don't rehash marital gripes with your sister-in-law. She may complain about her sibling, but rally to his defense if he's attacked. There's a reason they say that blood's thicker than water.
Find common ground. Maybe you both like the same kind of music or exercise. If so, make a date to attend a concert or go running in the park.
Encourage her to talk about herself. She'll probably be grateful for your interest, plus you learn a lot about her and possibly all of our spouse's relatives. Make certain your sister-in-law knows that you consider her an important part of the family. Ask her advice about things like buying gifts or being a new parent.
Ask your sister-in-law for help. She may be letting you do the dinner clean-up because she doesn't want to offend you. If your sister-in-law is staying with you for a visit, perhaps you could invest in cute little signs that send the message that everyone picks up after themselves.
Communicate directly with your sister-in-law instead of through your spouse. That means sending your own thank you notes for gifts. Instead of asking your spouse to invite your sister-in-law for dinner, pick up the phone and invite her yourself. The gesture may mean a lot to her.
Stand up for yourself. Don't nitpick, but if you have a gripe, go to the source and not through your spouse. Tell her that you have plans when she shows up at your house without warning. If you don't speak up for yourself, you'll become frustrated and resentful.
Monday, October 27, 2008
It is immense to have a great skin, and is the first step headed for an excellent makeup. Skin therefore plays a vital role in our life, how one looks and feels directly relates to ones skin.
Making the best choices for our bodies, and ultimately our skin, is achieved through diet/ food, exercise, regular professional treatments, personalized homecare, and a healthy mental attitude.
Partaking in health and beauty rituals indiscriminately - slowing time and gravity's tentacles continues to lead us on a trail that has been philosophized throughout history. Beauty comes from within, for the beauty that is without resembles the beauty that is within.
The type of skin you have depends on your genes, sex, age, environment, structure and regeneration. How you treat your skin will always be evident in your face, hands and body. It's never too early or too late to begin looking after your skin to glow everlastingly.
Skin cleansing is very much essential, because pollution, grease and grime cling to the skin, clogging pores, while the body eliminates toxins through perspiration. If the cleansing process is not thoroughly undertaken, the skin will look and feel sluggish, tired and minor skin problems and irritations will transpire.
Skin Care and different factors in your daily routine
Explore the methods to keep up a skin that ever lasts for your life by different ways. For example, proper diet is giving major importance to the shine of skin. A diet for blemish-prone skin must be consistently high in protein and fresh raw fruit and vegetables. There are some regulations to observe in the diet.
Although intense exposure to the sun can produce symptoms of aging and can even predispose it to cancer, constant little exposure to sun light in your day's schedule is important to rejuvenate your skin.
The most damaging effect of the sun is that it dehydrates the skin causing it to become dry and rough and wrinkled, freckles, pigmentation and patches may also occur. An immediate reaction is expansion of blood vessels that is why skin looks flushed, red and gets tanned if stayed out in the sun for long. However sun is very good for children, as they require Vitamin D, which is abundant in sunlight for their growth and metabolism.
Skin care by natural products really suits any kind of skin and it is recommended to habituate using natural skin care products on everyday basis.
There are actually some secrets to choose the right method to care your skin. Some tips you would love to follow while you plan a day in beach. Your skin can also shine with the fragrances of Aromatherapy.
There are special tips to follow, to prevent your skin from Anti aging. Your skin in addition sometimes needs facial treatments and look out for the fabulous facial treatments. Do not forget to sense that the skin on your eyes, are also in need of special and unique care.
Skin cleansing Practices
Cleansing your skin should be part of the daily routine. As soon as you wake up early in the morning, before returning to bed, before using special treatments like facials etc., before and after your makeup cleansing is much-required factor for your skin to look younger.
Eye makeup needs more skill than the rest of the face, as eyes are often the focus when we look at a person. Here are some tips to make it easier for you:
Eyeliner is meant to add depth to eyes and give definition to lash line. To do so, hold the eyelid skin taut with fingertips of one hand and draw as fine a line as you can very close to the lash line with the other hand. Your hands should be steady for the purpose.
For the soft smoky look, smudge the edge of the line with the smear end of the eyeliner pencil.
For added natural beauty look, extend a very fine line to the innermost part of the upper lid.
Lining the lower lashes add the dramatic effect to your looks. You can do so by adding tiny dots to lash roots and a fine line on the outer half of the lower lash line.
Liquid eyeliners give more glamorous look but require more skill too.
Use slate, blue, grey and plum eye shadows for brown eyes, pink, salmon, mauve and brownish pink for green eyes and brown, camel and taupe shades for blue eyes.
Curling lashes open up your eyes. Do so by squeezing them with a lash curler from lash line to three fourth way toward tips.
Stick to dark colored mascaras such as navy blue or plum for they look more natural.
Apply two coats of mascara, sweeping the wand from roots to ends. Wiggle the wand a little as you move upwards to detach the lashes and make them stand out.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
You have taken the important first step on the path to physical fitness by seeking information. The next step is to decide that you are going to be physically fit. This pamphlet is designed to help you reach that decision and your goal.
The decision to carry out a physical fitness program cannot be taken lightly. It requires a lifelong commitment of time and effort. Exercise must become one of those things that you do without question, like bathing and brushing your teeth. Unless you are convinced of the benefits of fitness and the risks of unfitness, you will not succeed.
Patience is essential. Don’t try to do too much too soon and don’t quit before you have a chance to experience the rewards of improved fitness. You can’t regain in a few days or weeks what you have lost in years of sedentary living, but you can get it back if your persevere. And the prize is worth the price.
In the following pages you will find the basic information you need to begin and maintain a personal physical fitness program. These guidelines are intended for the average healthy adult. It tells you what your goals should be and how often, how long and how hard you must exercise to achieve them. It also includes information that will make your workouts easier, safer and more satisfying. The rest is up to you.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The keys to selecting the right kinds of exercises for developing and maintaining each of the basic components of fitness are found in these principles:
SPECIFICITY - pick the right kind of activities to affect each component. Strength training results in specific strength changes. Also, train for the specific activity you’re interested in. For example, optimal swimming performance is best achieved when the muscles involved in swimming are trained for the movements required. It does not necessarily follow that a good runner is a good swimmer.
OVERLOAD - work hard enough, at levels that are vigorous and long enough to overload your body above its resting level, to bring about improvement.
REGULARITY - you can’t hoard physical fitness. At least three balanced workouts a week are necessary to maintain a desirable level of fitness.
PROGRESSION - increase the intensity, frequency and/or duration of activity over periods of time in order to improve.
Some activities can be used to fulfill more than one of your basic exercise requirements. For example, in addition to increasing cardio-respiratory endurance, running builds muscular endurance in the legs, and swimming develops the arm, shoulder and chest muscles. If you select the proper activities, it is possible to fit parts of your muscular endurance workout into your cardio-respiratory workout and save time.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Na mentioned ko sa late na post ko , bumili kami ng bahay. I am on the middle of hiring someone para mag design sa buong bahay. Noong araw na ( I think it was last weekend)pumunta yong tao para tingnan yong bahay para me kakuha ng idea kung anong klaseng furniture and ilalagay sa bahay, guess what, Yong isa kong hipag came over para tingnan daw yong bahay namin. Alam mo ba, sabi nya sakin, "Jane I don't like your interior decorator " why? asked ko sa kanya. Ano ginawa sayo? sabi nya, di daw maganda and vibe nya ! Sabi ko bahay ko to, I can do and hire who ever I want to. Pag kalabas-labas ba namang, gusto pala nya na sya mag take over sa buong bahay para mag design, yon and sabi nya sa asawa ko sa telepono. And responce ko naman sa mister ko! Bago sya ang mag design sa bahay, I rather do it my self! Agree naman hubby ko sakin.
Hay, buhay nga naman . Kung minsan nakakainis makitungo sa mga hipag . Sa mga biyanan ko wala ako reklamo dahil, mababait sila. But of course, minsan makakarinig ka din ng salitang di mo gusto from them. Pero I tried na lang ignorin. Buhay nga naman di mo maintindihan kung minsan.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Oh, my gosh! My body is beat. I am so tired. Eversince we bought the house, we have been going and going and going. Today, the WA tree service had to come to the house give us the pricing to spray the tress , brushes and plants around the house as well as the spiders. Wow ! I couldn't imagine how expensive just to spray a bugs alone is $475.00, that's just for spiders. Weed, brushes is $275.00 and for my flower beds is $195.00. Everything is expensive this day.
After that, we went to the animal adoption,and we adopted a puppy. It's a Labador retriver mix pittbull . She is so cute. I will be sharing her picture tomorrow I hope.
And then around 4:PM, We had a meeting with my interior designer, she layout some stuff for the house. Showed me what furnitures that has to go with some area at the house. I love thier furniture, it's so elegant, it's the way I like it. Wondering what furniture was it? It's ShoenField Furniture Of Bellevue WA. After all the presentation, I was so exhausted, and sturbbing. So, we stop by at KIDD Valley. ordered a mushroom burger and garlic fries , man... I was so hungry. After I we eat my hubby drove home, and I took a little nap. That's was my day for today. Fun , HUH! NOT!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Can alcohol benefit your health? It depends on how much you drink.
You've likely heard to drink in moderation, but what does that mean? And why is moderation important?
Moderate alcohol use seems to offer some health benefits, particularly for the heart. But too much alcohol raises the stakes, putting you at risk of adverse health consequences.
Whether you drink is up to you and your doctor. But here are some points on alcohol consumption to consider.
Benefits of moderation
Moderate drinking is defined as two drinks a day if you're a male 65 and younger, or one drink a day if you're a female or a male 66 and older. A drink is defined as 12 ounces (355 milliliters) of beer, 5 ounces (148 milliliters) of wine or 1.5 ounces (44 milliliters) of 80-proof distilled spirits.
Moderate alcohol consumption may provide some health benefits. It may:
Reduce your risk of developing heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and intermittent claudication
Reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack
Possibly reduce your risk of strokes, particularly ischemic strokes
Lower your risk of gallstones
Possibly reduce your risk of diabetes
Risks of excessive drinking
Though moderate alcohol use seems to have some health benefits, anything more than moderate drinking can negate any potential benefits. Be cautious because excessive alcohol consumption can lead to serious health problems, including:
Cancer of the pancreas, mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus and liver, as well as breast cancer
Pancreatitis, especially in people with high levels of triglycerides in their blood
Sudden death in people with cardiovascular disease
Heart muscle damage (alcoholic cardiomyopathy) leading to heart failure
High blood pressure
Cirrhosis of the liver
Fetal alcohol syndrome in an unborn child, including impaired growth and nervous system development
Injuries due to impaired motor skills
Who shouldn't drink alcohol?
People with certain health conditions shouldn't drink any alcohol, as even small amounts could cause problems. Don't drink alcohol if you have:
A history of hemorrhagic stroke
Evidence of precancerous changes in the esophagus, larynx, pharynx or mouth
If you have a family history of alcoholism, be particularly cautious when it comes to drinking, as you're at higher risk of alcoholism. And if you're pregnant, avoid alcohol entirely because of the health risks for your unborn baby.
Also, alcohol interacts with many common prescription and over-the-counter medications. Check with your doctor if you take:
If you combine alcohol with aspirin, you face an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. And if you use alcohol and acetaminophen, you increase your risk of liver damage. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration requires all over-the-counter pain relievers and fever reducers to carry a warning label advising those who consume three or more drinks a day to consult with their doctors before using the drug.
Drink in moderation — or not at all
Above all, don't feel pressured to drink. Few medical experts, if any, advise nondrinkers to start drinking. But if you do drink and you're healthy, there's no need to stop as long as you drink responsibly and in moderation
Pumping milk while you're away from your baby can help you continue breast-feeding for as long as possible. Here's help maintaining your milk supply.
Breast-feeding is based on supply and demand. The more you breast-feed your baby, the more milk your breasts will produce. The same goes for pumping milk while you're away from your baby.
Tips for pumping success
Pumping milk while you're away from your baby can help you continue breast-feeding for as long as possible. Here are some suggestions to keep your milk supply on track.
Relax. Stress can hinder your body's natural ability to release breast milk. Find a quiet place to pump. It may help to massage your breasts or use warm compresses. You may want to think about your baby, look at a picture of your baby or listen to relaxing music.
Pump often. The more you pump, the more milk you'll produce — especially if you're using a high-quality pump. If you're working full time, try to pump for 15 minutes every few hours during the workday.
Pump both breasts simultaneously. Pumping both breasts at once will save you plenty of time. It may also increase your body's production of prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production.
When you're with your baby, breast-feed on demand. The more you breast-feed your baby when you're together, the greater your supply will be when you pump. Try more-frequent evening, early morning or weekend feedings. Pumping after a breast-feeding session can help boost milk supply, too — even if you pump but no milk is produced.
Avoid or limit formula feedings. Formula feedings will reduce your baby's demand for breast milk, which will lower your milk production. Remember, the more you breast-feed your baby or pump while you're apart, the more milk you'll produce. It also helps to pump extra milk — either after or between breast-feeding sessions — and freeze it for future use.
Drink plenty of fluids. Water, juice and milk can help you stay hydrated, which promotes milk production. But limit soda, coffee and other caffeinated drinks. Too much caffeine can make your baby irritable and interfere with your baby's sleep. If you choose to have an occasional alcoholic drink, avoid breast-feeding for two hours afterward.
Don't smoke. Aside from the well-known dangers of smoking, smoking can reduce your milk supply — and the nicotine in your breast milk may change the taste of the milk and interfere with your baby's sleep. If you smoke, ask your doctor for options to help you quit. In the meantime, avoid smoking just before or during a feeding.
Consider your birth control options. Birth control pills that contain estrogen may interfere with milk production. While you're breast-feeding, you may want to use condoms or other forms of birth control. Ask your doctor about the options.
Take good care of yourself. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Get some exercise every day. Sleep when the baby sleeps — and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
Breast-feeding is a commitment, and your efforts to maintain your milk supply are commendable. If you're having trouble maintaining your milk supply, ask your doctor or lactation consultant for other suggestions. Counselors from La Leche League and similar organizations can help, too.
Monday, October 20, 2008
We have been so busy lately, we bought a new house. Exciting huh! It does to me new house, new location, new space. lately we been trying to get thing together for the house so that we can move in in few weeks. Middle of last week, we had the Security guys came in to how they will put some security alarm all over the house, and there was the camera guy, my hubby wanted to put a security camera in every room, and there was the 3 day blind , the interior decorator came in that day as well, and so as the people who will clean the whole house before we can move in. Whew! It was so hectic day . Saturday we went furniture hunting at Shoenfield, Dania Macy's furniture store. We made some more appointment for the interior designer to come to the house tomorrow.
BTW, I would like to share some picture of our new house. Don't get me wrong, I am not bragging, I am just so excited .
You can charm the pants off anyone with your finely honed sugar lips and defuse most potentially deadly showdowns with your razor-sharp wit. Still, somehow, when it comes time to initiate the relationship conversation, none of that makes a damn difference. You're left tongue-tied and nerve-racked. That's because that couple-status report inevitably puts you in the clichéd nagging-woman-pointing-at-her-stopwatch position — and him on the utmost defensive. Someone is bound to get freaked out, hurt, or misled. The check-in is a necessary milestone in any growing relationship, you'll have to face the music at some point.Making the commitment conversation a lot easier on both of you — and it's actually effective.
Talk Tip 1: Get a Goal
Before you even broach the prickly subject of your destiny as a couple with him, you must first contemplate where you want the relationship to go. "A big mistake women make is not knowing what their expectations are," explains Sharyn Wolf, author of Guerrilla Dating Tactics. "They want their guy to answer the question 'Where is this going?' without first answering it for themselves — it's not fair to him and it doesn't lead anywhere."
Think about the connection you crave. Is it steady dating? Living together? An engagement? Then consider whether your romantic hopes are compatible with your other lifestyle goals. "You might be busy working on your career or you've planned on traveling before settling into a job, which would make it tricky to sustain a steady, solid union," says Aggie Jordan, author of The Marriage Plan. "Sometimes a woman is so focused on getting a greater commitment from a guy, she never stops to think that maybe she isn't ready."
Once you've checked in with yourself, gauge your guy's love state. Notice: Does he include you in future plans? Have you met his family? Is he comfortable hanging out with you and his friends together? Those are all good indications that he won't balk at The Talk. But if he's never made a date with you beyond next Saturday or is secretive about how he spends his time when you're apart, you'll probably have an easier job parting the Red Sea.
Finally, make sure the love level you long for is a realistic hop forward from your current status. "Four months after we began seeing each other casually, my last girlfriend said that if I were really serious, I'd want to move in with her by our one-year anniversary," recalls Tim*, 26. "We were only getting together a couple of times per week, so it seemed crazy to suddenly contemplate sharing a set of keys. I liked her, but the deadline weirded me out so I stopped seeing her for good."
Talk Tip 2: Pick the Right Setting
The timing and atmosphere can be a major factor in how your guy responds. "Although it seems ideal, before or after sex is always bad — no matter how relaxed he is, his mind won't be in the right place," says James Douglas Barron, author of She Wants a Ring...and I Don't Wanna Change a Thing.
"He'll probably be more likely to agree with you just to end the conversation." And avoid any situation where he might feel trapped, like in a car or during a romantic dinner, which can feel like a ploy. Also, if friends and family are nearby, keep your lips locked. "Otherwise, he'll feel as if he is being put on the spot, and your in-public prodding will backfire," Barron says. The best time to catch him is when he's kicking back."Guys are approachable when they're doing mundane activities," says Barron. "But make sure it's an activity that lets him focus on what you're saying." Cleaning up after a good meal or sitting in front of the tube (not when the game's on) are good options.
It always helps to take advantage of those times when you're feeling superconnected; for example, when you're coming back from a movie that you both agree was the best you've seen in years. "He'll be more receptive to discussing the relationship if he's feeling close to you," says Jane Greer, author of How Could You Do This to Me?
Talk Tip 3: Choose Your Words Wisely
You can sink the ship with a slip of the lip. Step one: Ditch the cliché openers. "When a man hears 'We have to talk,' he thinks he'll be criticized," says Wolf. And "Where do you see this going?" will make him clam up defensively. Instead, open with a positive statement that strokes his ego. Tonya, 31, told her beau of three years that she felt closer to him than any other guy she'd ever known and wanted to get more serious.
"We ended up having a long talk about monogamy," she says. "Being straight with him definitely worked in my favor." The best tactic is to frame your wish list around a phrase that eases him in, claims Jordan. "You might tell him, 'I've been thinking about our relationship. I always have a good time when we're together, which is why I'd like to start seeing you exclusively. What do you think?' This example shows that you value his opinion and aren't trying to corner him into saying just what you want to hear."
The direct approach also speaks to your guy's goal-oriented mind-set. He'll be able to follow you better than if you utter ambiguous phrases like "I feel..." or "I need..." Plus, "using the word 'need' implies that you're dependent on him, which is a huge turn-off," says Jordan. If he flat-out rejects your offer, you're better off saving your breath and taking his word for it, advises Greer.
"Don't get upset or try to convince him to change his mind," she says.
Instead, agree to revisit the subject at a later date, and use that in-between time to your advantage. Make it a point to hang out with other connected couples so he realizes that life doesn't end when commitment deepens. When the time comes to have The Talk, Part II, however, hold him to figuring out your next step.
Talk Tip 4: Seal the Deal
Once you've both agreed to take your love to a new level, wade in slowly. "Slipping casually into your new status gives him time to adjust emotionally, assuring him he made the right decision," says Barron.
So if you two are now dating exclusively, gradually introduce him as your boyfriend to friends and family. "He might feel skittish hearing the B-word so soon, even if he's glad to be that person in your life," Barron adds. If cohabitation is in the cards, don't demand that he break his lease ASAP. Instead, bring over the Sunday paper and circle the real estate ads together. This way, he feels like he's an equal partner.
But remember, there's a difference between taking it slow and letting him quietly fall back into your old couple patterns. So if you've both decided to, say, exchange apartment keys, but a month later, he still hasn't gotten around to making your key copy, he's most likely stalling. If you're truly tired of your current status and sense that he might be dawdling, say sayonara. "When I finally brought up marriage, my ex explained that he loved me but he had these huge matrimony fears that he had to get over," recalls Sarah, 26. "Stupidly, I hung in there for another six months, thinking he was working on his 'issues.' But eventually, I realized he was just stalling, so I told him I couldn't wait any longer and ended the relationship."
It may not be the happy ending you hoped for, but now, you're free to find a man who truly is relationship-ready.
Friday, October 17, 2008
We uses the web to search certain things all the time instead of using the using the yellow page on the phone book. The web is the easiest way to search .If you are one among those so many people out there who use the web to find things, and enjoy the easiest way! Then you got to try Find.com Search Engine . Recenly launched as a consumer search engine and a expert-written directory and is similar to cuil, but this is more cooler and better. Most visitors find it to be user-friendly, fast and accurate.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
Even when you follow all the rules for cold and flu prevention, there's still a chance you or a family member could get sick. So how do you help relieve the symptoms and start feeling good again?
Feel Better Fast
Drink more fluids, especially water. Try to consume 6 to 8 glasses a day to prevent dehydration and help flush out illness-causing bacteria from your system. Also, drink some orange juice for vitamin C and herbal tea to calm hurting throats.
Take a hot bath or shower. The steam is both comforting and a great decongestant for stuffy noses.
Eat potent foods like garlic, ginger, and spicy dishes to clear up sinuses.
Honey is excellent for sore throats. Take it with tea, mix with hot water and lemon, or eat a few spoonfuls alone.
Take supplements as needed to make sure you are getting the recommended dietary allowances for vitamin A, the vitamin B complex, and vitamin C, as well as the minerals zinc and copper.
Grapefruit is a great food for fighting a cold. It's high in vitamin C and also helps detoxify the liver, which helps to promote a healthy immune system.
First it's the sniffles, and then coughing and sneezing. Before you know it, your whole family is suffering. But this cold and flu season, you can help protect your family from getting sick. Learn the facts, like what causes colds and the flu, and the best ways to prevent the spread of germs in your household, and you can help keep your family happy and healthy all season.
Prevention is Key
What Causes Colds and the Flu?
A major cause of the common cold is rhinovirus, which is primarily transmitted by touching contaminated surfaces or other people's hands and then touching your eyes and nose. According to the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), more than 100 types of rhinoviruses cause problems year-round, but especially in the early fall months when school is back in session and they can spread much more easily.
Influenza, also called the flu, is a contagious acute viral disease of the respiratory tract. The flu typically spreads through airborne droplets produced by cough and sneezing, but can also be transmitted through direct contact with germs, just like colds.
What Can You Do About It
Disinfect Where Germs Live
New research shows your home may be germier than you think. The study and survey come from the Hygiene Council (funded by Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of LYSOL® Brand products). Researchers visited 35 U.S. homes, swabbing for bacteria in 32 locations in each home. Out of the 32 places in the home, the top spots for bacteria are the toilet bowl, kitchen drain, kitchen sponge or counter-wiping cloth, bathtub, and kitchen sink. Read more. (Source: WebMD)
LYSOL Disinfectant Spray, LYSOL Disinfecting Wipes, LYSOL Disinfectant Spray To GoGerms can survive for up to three hours on household surfaces like kitchen counter tops, sinks, and phone receivers. Use LYSOL Disinfectant Spray to kill germs and bacteria and get rid of nasty viruses that can cause the spread of colds and the flu.
Even when you don't have a lot of time to clean up, you can easily disinfect surfaces with LYSOL Disinfecting Wipes—just a few quick swipes will kill bacteria in your home.
You can still ward off illness-causing germs when you're on the go with the help of LYSOL Disinfectant Spray To Go, a compact 1-ounce travel size disinfectant spray. It's perfect for use in public restaurants and bathrooms, hotels, and gyms.
Wash Your Hands Often
Germs spread most easily through hand-to-hand contact, so stress the importance of regular hand washing to your family. Wash hands before every meal, after using the bathroom, and after touching doorknobs or railings in public places. Always wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds to eliminate the most germs.
When water isn't readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand sanitizers can help remove germs and reduce the risk of colds and respiratory illnesses.
Practice Safe Habits
Try to steer clear of other people who have colds or the flu—close contact with them is the easiest way to become ill. Talk to the parents of your kids' good friends to find out if they're already sick. If they are, have your kids skip their regular play dates and scheduled outings for a week or two.
Avoid putting your hands near your eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent infections that lead to colds and the flu.
Get plenty of rest. Fatigue can reduce immune functioning, making you much more susceptible to sickness.
For some people, getting a flu shot can be an essential precaution. Young children, adults over 60, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions are encouraged to get the flu vaccine. Ask your doctor or find out more on the CDC Web site at CDC
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Today was so hectic. I was so busy. I only had a little bit time to take a glance on my blogs earlier today. We been running around. My hubby and I bought a house, so we have to do all the things that need to be done for the house so that we will be able to move in before Thanksgiving. Tomorrow , I will be busy again all day. The security person, construction guy, 3 day blind, and the interior designer are all coming over to do some work at the house. Whew, just mentioning about it, got me so tired already.
Anyway, I will be taking picture of our new house to share it over here.
I reserved two Opps at SS, apparently , I didn't have enough time to come back and posted it. So! I have to request for a slot again. Hopefully I will get my chance to post it for the second time around .
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I had updated my blog template and by doing that I have lost my blog roll. As all of you have noticed. I am trying to get it back to be able to link back again with other bloggers website. I have put up an "Auto Link" so that each blogger who wants to link back to my blog. You do not need to ask for my permission to add it. Just do so. And after that, kindly leave me a message to my message box, so that I will get to visit and thank you for linking.
Friday, October 10, 2008
My Boo knock my cellphone down the hard floor, and my poor cell gave up. The plip top got loosen. My cell isn't one of those luxury cell out here this days . But I love my cell the way it is. So, we end up going down to Verizon store last night , hoping that my warranty is still good. Well, it end up that the warranty just run out, but they went ahead and wave it and replace my cell. (It was nice of them to do that)
As we were waiting everything to transfer from my old cell to my new cell. My eye caught this newly release cell called " Dare LG" it's touch phone. I like it so much, but I love my phone as it is. I told my self I got to have that phone, but the deal is you can't always get what you want, if you don't need it. Specially as the economy is bad as it is.
Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas, myomas) are among the most common tumors in women. These growths aren't associated with cancer, and they occur more frequently in black women than in white women. As many as half of all women have fibroids, but most are unaware of them. Your doctor may discover them incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound. One-third to one-half of women with fibroids develop symptoms, most frequently during their late 30s or 40s.
If you're like most women with fibroids, they aren't causing you any problems. Fibroids that cause no symptoms may require only "watchful waiting" — you and your doctor monitoring your condition through regular pelvic examinations.
Watchful waiting might be a good option if you're nearing menopause. The reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone appear to stimulate fibroid growth. During menopause, your ovaries stop producing these hormones and fibroids shrink.
You may decide to take action if signs and symptoms such as heavy bleeding, pelvic discomfort and pressure on neighboring organs intrude on your life.
Signs and symptoms of troublesome fibroids
* You find yourself planning your work, recreation and travel around your menstrual period.
* You have anemia from chronic blood loss.
* Your enlarged abdomen forces you to discard a substantial part of your wardrobe.
* You take frequent trips to the bathroom to urinate.
* You have backaches or constipation.
* Your sex life suffers because you're exhausted from anemia, feel self-conscious or have pain with intercourse.
Occasionally, fibroids might affect fertility by blocking fallopian tubes or preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in your uterus. If fibroids interfere with conception, you and your doctor might decide to take action.
A generation ago, doctors almost uniformly recommended a hysterectomy — removal of the uterus — for treatment of uterine fibroids. This operation remains the only proven permanent solution for this condition. Nearly 600,000 women have a hysterectomy each year in the United States, and more than one-third of these operations are performed to treat fibroids. But hysterectomy is major surgery. It ends your ability to bear children, and if you have your ovaries removed along with your uterus, you will develop symptoms of menopause and face the question of whether to take hormone therapy.
Today, several other treatments are available to reduce the size of uterine fibroids, relieving the troublesome symptoms for most women. Because fibroids aren't cancerous and usually grow slowly, you have time to gather information before making a decision. Your plans for childbearing, how close you are to menopause and your feelings about surgery may play a role in determining your options.
A normal, nonpregnant uterus is about the size of your fist and resembles an upside-down pear. From its upper end extend the fallopian tubes. Tucked just below each fallopian tube is an ovary. The ovaries are a pair of almond-sized glands that produce eggs and the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The fallopian tubes capture eggs released from the ovaries, provide a site for sperm to penetrate the egg and guide the fertilized egg into the uterus for implantation.
The uterus tapers into a narrow base called the cervix, which merges with the vagina. The uterus has three layers.
Three layers of the uterus
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Illustration of arterial supply to the uterus Arterial supply to the uterus
Illustration showing uterus, rectum and bladder Relationship of uterus, rectum and bladder
* Serosa. The outermost layer consists of a membrane called the serosa. This thin layer merges with connective tissue (ligaments) that suspends the uterus in your pelvis.
* Myometrium. This middle layer is a thick wall made of smooth muscle cells.
* Endometrium. This layer of cells forms the inner lining, which includes glands with structures called receptors that receive chemical signals. Another name for this lining layer is the mucosa.
The uterus has a rich blood supply. Two uterine arteries provide the primary source. They arise from a branch of the aorta — the main blood vessel of the body — and send branches into the uterus as they run along the sides of the organ. Their branches penetrate the uterine layers, providing oxygen-rich blood to the myometrium and endometrium. The ovarian arteries, which come directly from the aorta, also send branches to the fallopian tubes and to the uterus, where their vessels meet those of the uterine artery.
In front of the uterus is the urinary bladder. Just behind it is the rectum. Ureters, the tubes that carry urine from your kidneys, approach from behind, bypass the uterus on either side, then enter the bladder.
Hearing the words "fibroid tumors" from your doctor could prompt a variety of reactions. The word "tumor" might spark fear of cancer. You might worry that you'll be unable to bear children. On the other hand, you could be relieved to know the reason for your prolonged, heavy menstrual bleeding. If fibroids led to your mother's hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus — you might believe that's your destiny, too.
Don't jump to conclusions. Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow slowly and usually require no treatment. Even if they cause symptoms, you still have a variety of treatment options.
So take time to gather information about your condition and all the treatments available to you. Discuss your options with your doctor. Consider seeking opinions from doctors in specialties such as obstetrics and gynecology, women's health, and interventional radiology. Talk with other women who have faced fibroids. Gathering several opinions can give you a balanced understanding of your options.
Before you reach a decision, it's important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various treatments. This guide presents information about several options. You'll watch a Mayo Clinic specialist in obstetrics and gynecology answer frequently asked questions about uterine fibroids, and see a list of questions to go over with your own doctor. You'll read about five women who chose different treatments.
It takes about an hour or more to use this guide. You don't have to do it in one sitting, but review it all before making a decision. That way, you'll be better informed and know what to expect.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Local consumers typically make up a large portion of a small business’s client base. Therefore, it is essential that small businesses target consumers residing near their business location. To gain local exposure, many small businesses utilize geographically driven advertising channels like radio, newspapers and business directories. Some of these businesses, however, have failed to recognize the importance of incorporating local search Web sites like, Yahoo! Local, Google Maps and ThinkLocal into their marketing mix.
What Is Local Search
Local search is a rather new and inexpensive – often free – advertising method that can effectively reach a large, well-defined audience. The local search audience is unique in that it is comprised of local consumers who request to see the business ads delivered to them and therefore, are receptive to the information they receive. Local search can strengthen any marketing mix because it gives businesses visibility among those who are most likely to purchase their products or services.
Local search Web sites shares the same model as paperbound business directories like the Yellow Pages®. In fact, they are sometimes referred to as online business directories. In addition to displaying a business’s name, location and phone number, many local search Web sites also provide additional tools such as maps, driving directions and quality ratings. Some also offer extra benefits like weather forecasts, local event calendars and forums.
Look for local search engines that consistently receive good amounts of traffic.
High trafficked sites provide more visibility for your online business listing. Google Maps® for instance receives millions of visitors a day, and each visitor is searching a specific business or business type within a defined location. If you are listed on Google Maps, your business listing will receive a tremendous amount of exposure among local consumers who desire your offering.
Check to see if you are already listed.
Many of online business directories like ThinkLocal® business listings purchased from data management companies. Because these lists are so long, the online business directories are not able to contact every business listed. As a result, many business owners are unaware that their businesses are listed.
If you find your listing, take ownership of the listing.
You may take ownership by creating an account. Once you’ve created an account, edit your listing if necessary and enter information about your business wherever possible. The more information you provide, the more likely you will be able to sway an undecided consumer.
If you cannot find your listing, it simply means that you will have to create one.
It’s not difficult to create a listing. All you need to do is set up an account and enter your business information. You may have to indicate the category and subcategory under which you would like your listing to appear. Simply choose the category that best describes your offering.
Are you donating used clothing or household items to IRS qualified organizations every year, and not claiming the full fair market value of those items? Since the IRS doesn't provide a way to determine the full fair market value, most people assign values of a few dollars to items they donate. This will cost you money each year. Using websites or software programs can increase your deductions, saving you money every year.
Check the web. Free information is available from the Salvation Army on a limited number of donated items. Go to the Salvation Army's USA website: www.salvationarmyusa.org. Then select "your help->donate->receipts->valuation guide."
Be more thorough. If you are willing to pay for your information www.charitydeductions.com is a website that has valuations for thousands of items and provides printable reports for your records and accountant for less than $15/year. It works for anyone with an internet connection and has a money back guarantee.
Use software programs. If you use tax preparation software, you should consider using their valuation related products that work together to optimize your deductions. TurboTax offers a program called It's Deductible and TaxCut offers DeductionPro software. Both programs are Windows compatible only, cost less than $20/year and offer guarantees if you don't save a certain amount. They can be downloaded from their respective websites or purchased at a variety of retail locations.
Consider cost effects. Any of the paid products should save you at least what you paid or you can get your money back, so there is really no risk is trying them out to increase your itemized charitable deductions.
There will usually be items donated that are not on their list. It is nearly impossible for a product to guess or know every type of item that people donate. What you must do in these cases is do the work yourself. You should be able to easily create a custom category, then search eBay to find items like yours to find your value. These programs aren't perfect, but do save you the time of finding all the values yourself.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Phishing is when scammers send a mass email to every address they can get in the hope of tricking some on the Web into revealing their sensitive personal information such as passwords, banking information, SSN, mother’s maiden name, date of birth,among others.
Phishing scams are targeted to gather personal information in order to hijack your assets or steal your identity to open credit accounts in your name.
Getting fooled by an email warning of some new crime or promising free money can be embarrassing and dangerous.
Here are some tips for How To spot these scams and what to do.
Check the facts - every time. The reason emails warning of silly urban legends spread so quickly is because people receive them from their trusted friends, and never imagine these smart, clever people could be fooled. Before forwarding any email, take a second to search one of the databases listed below.
If you find the email is a hoax and comes from someone you know personally, immediately reply to the original sender to let him or her know. Select 'Reply all' if appropriate, or suggest that the sender send an email to this effect. Remember to include a link to the site debunking the email!
If you receive an email requesting money or personal information in return for great riches, do not respond! Responding to emails like this - or any type of spam - merely confirms your email account as an active one and opens the floodgates for more spam. Forwarding an email like this to an anti-phishing website, like the ones listed below, can help stop or slow its progress.
If you receive an e-mail that appears to be from a company or website you do business with that asks you to input any personal information, such as your username or password, do not respond to it or click on any links. If you are concerned that there may be an actual problem with your account, navigate to the website yourself and log in. Do NOT copy and paste text or links from the email to your web browser.
Learn to hone your Spamdar by asking the following questions of every email you receive:
Is the sender's name familiar to me?
Did I physically enter my name into this "sweepstakes"?
Has this person ever sent me spam before?
Is there an offer of free money in exchange for personal information?
Is there a threat of immediate detrimental action if I don't respond with personal information?
Some scammers use graphics and e-mail addresses to make you believe their e-mail is from a legitimate site. Again, always naviagte to the site in question on your own.
Use your browsersanti-phishing facilities (Fireforx and IE both have them). That way, even if you do follow a link in a phishing email, the browser will warn you if the site is fraudulent.
If the email is from a 'free' email account (hotmail.com, yahoo.com etc) treat it with great suspicion.
Friday, October 3, 2008
If it's too good to be true, it probably is!
Watch out for anyone asking you to sign something, Or to give them something for the promise of something much more in return.
Ask yourself what you really know of the person, Have you known them for long, could you find them again if need be (cell phones and emails don't count).
Ask if you can take them up on an offer another time, if they say it's a limited time offer, or will get less rewarding the longer you wait, then walk away.
Google some of the main points of your conversation to see if others have identified a situation as a scam.
Keep your emotions in check, if you're excited then you're more likely to agree to do something unwise.
Phone a friend and describe the situation to them yourself, seek their opinion.
Remember if it seems too good to be true, it's probably is and you should walk away.
Con artists are usually likeable people, rather than the stereotypical suspicious people that most people would think of.
Conning or scamming someone is a criminal offence!