Friday, February 22, 2013

• What to Eat at Dinner … and Avoid Weight Gain

Body weight is largely regulated by what goes into the stomach and more by the time when it is rendered to the body. No matter whether your goal is weight loss or management, you need to carefully watch your meals. About dinner....the earlier you eat, the better. This allows the body time to digest food properly, while you are awake and active. If you eat and go bed soon after, it does not have enough time to digest what you have eaten before resting. Food sits in the body overnight, then passes out without being properly digested, or it can hang around too long in the body as undigested waste.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

• Dangers Of Labeling Children

Parents and teachers sometimes label children "lazy" because they get the impression that children don’t listen, don’t concentrate, and don't care intentionally. You'll often hear them say "He has the ability, if he just tried harder, he could do it. He chooses not to do the work. If she would just pay attention, she would get it. After I give the instructions, he sits and stares at his paper. He is not motivated." Children are often not aware that those things happen or have no idea why and how they happen, or what they can do about it.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

• How To Manage Your Stress

Today everyone is suffering of stress, worry, depression and hyper tension. Those who have or those who don't, married or unmarried, have babies or not, employed or unemployed, those who have everything and nothing. All are under stress. Stress is as common as common cold.

• Parents Shape Our Lives

As I look back on my lifetime, I see the many who have mentored my life. I see the friends, the neighbors, the educators, the pastors, the church leaders, the Sunday School teachers, the proprietors, the business people, and the coaches who have meant so much to my development.

• Earthquakes: Causes And Effects

Earthquakes, also called temblors, can be so tremendously destructive; it’s hard to imagine they occur by the thousands every day around the world, usually in the form of small tremors.

• Wildfires: Causes, Effects And Benefits

Uncontrolled blazes fueled by weather, wind, and dry underbrush, wildfires can burn acres of land—and consume everything in their paths—in mere minutes.

• Volcanoes: Causes And Effects

Volcanoes are awesome manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. These formations are essentially vents on the Earth's surface where molten rock, debris, and gases from the planet's interior are emitted.

• Tsunamis: Causes And Results

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves that sends surges of water, sometimes reaching heights of over 100 feet (30.5 meters), onto land. These walls of water can cause widespread destruction when they crash ashore.

• Lightning: Causes And Effects

Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon—about 100 strike Earth’s surface every single second—yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity.

• Hurricanes: Causes And Effects

Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles (257 kilometers) an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons (9 trillion liters) of rain a day. These same tropical storms are known as cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and as typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

• Floods: Causes And Results

There are few places on Earth where people need not be concerned about flooding. Any place where rain falls is vulnerable, although rain is not the only impetus for flood.

• Avalanches: Causes And Effects

While avalanches are sudden, the warning signs are almost always numerous before they let loose. Yet in 90 percent of avalanche incidents, the snow slides are triggered by the victim or someone in the victim's party. Avalanches kill more than 150 people worldwide each year. Most are snowmobilers, skiers, and snowboarders.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

• Respect Your Fellow Mates

You, who are reading this article, are an important person.

Do you realize that? Yes, this is an important lesson that we all have to learn. We also have to realize that not only are we important but also others around us. Living life efficiently requires that we appreciate this important fact. One of the important reasons we have problems professionally, personally and socially is the failure to realize this truth.

• Leadership In Business

As managers we are entrusted with providing fair direction, counseling and evaluation for the benefit of our team members and organization. I have found that employee performance and loyalty is in direct proportion to the amount of respect and support given. Especially during the most challenging times when we all tend to enter into the "fight or flight" response.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

• What Is Leadership?

Leadership Definition:

When I started studying about leadership I read several leadership definitions. It really impressed me the different ways the subject was seen. Some say it’s a process, some say it is ability, others say it’s a relationship.

·         Leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. (Kouzes & Posner, 2002).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

• How To Help Your Child Overcome His Fears

I'm Scared!
The world can sometimes be a frightening place for young children. Things that seem perfectly normal and safe for us as adults may appear harmful and dangerous for children. Parents have to understand that fear is a normal human emotion, that all children have fears at some point in their lives, and that they are a normal part of development. With the help and care of his parents, a child can understand his fears and learn to cope with them.

• How To help your baby talk

Early vocalisations made by your baby are not ‘talk’ in the sense that your baby is trying to say something specific, but they are ‘talk’ in that she is deliberately using her voice as a means of interacting with you.

• Child discipline

We know that bringing up a family is stressful and hard work. From tantrums in supermarkets to deciding when your kids are old enough to go out alone, disciplining your brood can be one of the greatest parenting trials. And if you and your partner differ on your discipline styles, it can make the process even more difficult. We’ve got some suggestions to help you work out your own differences in disciplining style before you start talking to the kids.

• To Co-Sleep Or Not to Co-Sleep?

The issue of whether or not to allow co-sleeping, or what is sometimes referred to as sharing the “family bed” - that is allowing your newborn or older baby to sleep in your bed - is a controversial one. There is basically no right or wrong approach to solving this dilemma. Experts in child-rearing are divided into two camps.

• How To Have Fun With Your Kids

Having fun with your kids can be a bit of a task after hours of punishment and grudges. As important as being strict is, it is extremely necessary to be able to give them a childhood full of lovely memories with you. Here are several ideas for you to follow and start creating memorable moments with your little ones.

• How to manage your parents

Taken from a book written by Lucy Beresford, these extracts look at how to tackle relationships with parents.
Lucy Beresford is the agony aunt for the women’s glossy Psychologies magazine and works as a psychotherapist in private practice and at The London Psychiatry Centre and Priory Hospital. She has also had three clinical sabbaticals in New Delhi, India. Based in London, Lucy spent 10 years in investment banking in the City before leaving to write fiction and to retrain as a psychotherapist.

• 7 Steps to Health and Happiness

     Let's face it, life is not without challenges so the sooner that one is able to accept this journey of unexpected bumps and detours, the sooner that one can realize a healthier, happier more rewarding existence. Easier said than for done for most of us, however but there is a balance that one must find, where all the little puzzle pieces of life fall neatly into place and you can finally say that for the most part, you live a happy life, grateful for more simple yet under rated pleasures.

Monday, February 11, 2013

• Get Ready to Spice up your Boring Workout

Boredom will kill any workout routine. Who really wants to work out on the same machines doing the same reps every day? It gets to be so very boring, that you lose all motivation to work out in the first place. This is an indication that your body is craving for new and adventurous ways to workout.
Vary your fitness routine

• Tips for a healthy voice

More than 6% of the world’s population has hearing, voice and speech disorders and this number is expected to increase in the Arab region.
Dr. Yasser Natour, assistant professor in the Department of Language and Speech Diseases in the United Arab Emirates University, said that the treatment of voice disorders has changed with time with the focus now on breathing, pronunciation and resonance, underlining the importance of physiological exercises such as throat massage and vocal function.

• Practice Yogic breathing to bust everyday stress

Your kids are demanding the latest iPad, your boss wants that assignment done yesterday and your partner wants to know what’s for dinner. We can all relate to those times of feeling overwhelmed with all that life is throwing at us.

• Eat fewer calories without feeling hungry

Eat foods that make you feel full for longer allowing you to eat fewer calories without feeling hungry.
These foods are called Low GI foods. GI stands for Glycaemic Index. The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a ranking of foods based on their overall effect on blood glucose levels. Slowly absorbed foods have a low GI rating, whilst foods that are more quickly absorbed will have a higher rating.

• Tips to Avoid The 5 Most Common Teeth Problems

Do you feel you have bad mouth odor? Or are you worried about tooth decay? Do you experience gum bleeds when you brush your teeth? Feeling a sore ulcer coming on?
Here’s how you can avoid all these problems:
Oral cavity is the most noticeable part of a person and so everyone from a common man to a media personality is very conscious about it. An attractive person is incomplete without their white, well- aligned teeth. Our little ignorance may lead to many dental diseases and teeth loss. Out of which ‘5’ dental problems are very common.

• How to have a healthy high

You want to feel on top of the world but you don’t want the hangover later? No problem. Just follow our guide to the highs that don’t come with side-effects.
You want to feel good, on top of your game and on top of the world. You want to feel happy, energized and full of joie de vivre.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

• What Is Global Warming?

Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are drying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases, their levels are higher now than in the last 650,000 years.

• Causes of Global Warming

Scientists have spent decades figuring out what is causing global warming. They've looked at the natural cycles and events that are known to influence climate. But the amount and pattern of warming that's been measured can't be explained by these factors alone. The only way to explain the pattern is to include the effect of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by humans.

• Effects of Global Warming

The planet is warming, from North Pole to South Pole, and everywhere in between. Globally, the mercury is already up more than 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius), and even more in sensitive polar regions. And the effects of rising temperatures aren’t waiting for some far-flung future. They’re happening right now. Signs are appearing all over, and some of them are surprising. The heat is not only melting glaciers and sea ice, it’s also shifting precipitation patterns and setting animals on the move.

• Global Warming Solutions

The evidence that humans are causing global warming is strong, but 
the question of what to do about it remains controversial. Economics, sociology, and politics are all important factors in planning for the future.

Friday, February 8, 2013

• Sources Of Air Pollution

Smog hanging over cities is the most familiar and obvious form of air pollution. But there are different kinds of pollution—some visible, some invisible—that contribute to global warming. Generally any substance that people introduce into the atmosphere that has damaging effects on living things and the environment is considered air pollution.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

• Things A Mother Will Never Stop Saying

We always have this attitude responding to our mothers questions, below are some USUAL answers to the most usual mother's request that we should avoid
Happy Mother's Day!!
As I closely observed my mum and several others, I figured that they all have those template sentences that fit into any part of the day just so they can listen to themselves speak rather than actually wanting to hear an answer. Amongst these things were:

• 5 ways to stay holiday slim

Turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, bottle after bottle of grape and bubbly and, of course, chocolates, cheese and mince pies between meals. This isn’t just Christmas, this is an amazing assault on your gastronomic senses!

Before you set off home to spend a festive fortnight with your family consider your eating habits during this period and the effects it has on your body. I’m not saying deprive yourself of holiday treats or opt for nut loaf over turkey but it is worth considering your portion sizes and curbing snacks between meals.

• Are You Sleeping Enough?

·        If you want to be healthy, you know you've got to eat more greens and hit the gym. But did you know that cuddling your pillow a little longer also does you good?
While it's not a new discovery that sleep makes us feel better, in the past several years medical research has shown that slumber has a much bigger impact on our overall health and fitness than just keeping away those under-eye bags.

• How To Improve Your Child’s Imagination?

Imagination is the most amazing part of a child’s development. Through imagination, children will learn problem solving and dealing with situations that will face then as they grow. Here are some tips that can help you set the way for them:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cinnamon: Benefits and Side Effects

Cinnamon has long been a popular spice in baking and cooking. Research has found that it is not only delicious but it's healthy, too. Just make sure that you're buying true cinnamon and not cassia, which is often sold as cinnamon in stores.
Here are 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon that may make you want to include it in your diet every day.

• 7 Foods that Prevent Gout

Gout is a disease that is caused by uric acid build-up in the body. Uric acid is formed when the digestive system breaks down purines in our food. A diet low in purines helps by allowing excess uric acid to be flushed out in the urine.
Here are some foods that prevent gout.

• 10 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, or cider vinegar, is one of the most popular alternative health remedies in use today. It has been used since ancient times as a remedy for many different ailments. Hippocrates is said to have used it as an antibiotic.
Most of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar are anecdotal and have not been scientifically confirmed. We make no claims about any of the health benefits listed below but offer them up as a starting point for further research on your part.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

• 7 Health Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli sprouts have long been a favorite of people who grow their own sprouts and in recent years they've become more widely available at groceries around the U.S. They have a mild flavor and contain a highly concentrated level of vitamins and compounds (often 10 to 100 times that of mature broccoli heads).
Here are 7 health benefits of broccoli sprouts:

• 7 Health Benefits of Ginseng

·     Ginseng is a perennial plant that grows in the harsh conditions of Siberia as well as many other parts of Asia. Traditionally used in Chinese Medicine to treat male sexual dysfunction (among other ailments), it has many medicinal properties.
Here are 7 health benefits of ginseng.

• Bullying and Teasing

Bullying: Know the facts about bullying, even if you don’t think bullying affects your child.
Unfortunately, teasing is often part of growing up — almost every child experiences it. But it isn't always as innocuous as it seems. Words can cause pain. Teasing becomes bullying when it is repetitive or when there is a conscious intent to hurt another child. It can be verbal bullying (making threats, name-calling), psychological bullying (excluding children, spreading rumors), or physical bullying (hitting, pushing, taking a child's possessions).

• Coping With Natural Disasters

   Since the dawn of history and the birth of civilizations, the earth has been exposed to versatile types of natural disasters, which had fatal consequences, risking the future of mankind. So, various countries looked for different ways to conquer and lessen the effects of these hazards, in order to secure the safety of their people. The advanced sciences and great inventions and discoveries of humans contributed effectively, making the countries capable of achieving such a tough task. Nevertheless, they were able to find methods that can predict natural disasters, and help to plan and prepare for them, reducing its massive and severe consequences and helping to cope up with them.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

• 11 Benefits of Green Tea That You Didn’t Know About

Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in China but widely used throughout Asia this beverage has a multitude of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. The reason that green tea has more health benefits attached to it than black tea is (apparently) due to the processing. Black tea is processed in a way that allows for fermentation whereas green tea’s processing avoids the fermentation process. As a result, green tea retains maximum amount of antioxidants and poly-phenols the substances that give green tea its many benefits.

• 7 Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are a favorite vegetable in cultures all over the world. They're great as a healthy raw snack, juiced, or cooked with other vegetables in soups and stir fries, but the best thing about carrots is how good they are for us.
Here are 7 health benefits of carrots:

• 17 Foods That Prevent Breast Cancer

·     About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer by the age of 95. Genetics play a strong role in some cases, but lifestyle and dietary factors may also play a role in many cases. Here are 17 foods that may help prevent breast cancer or, once the cancer has developed, prevent it from spreading.

Friday, February 1, 2013

• Types Of Water Pollution

Water pollution can come from a number of different sources. If the pollution comes from a single source, such as an oil spill, it is called point-source pollution. If the pollution comes from many sources, it is called nonpoint-source pollution.

• Causes Of Water Pollution

Sewage and Wastewater
Domestic households, industrial and agricultural practices produce wastewater that can cause pollution of many lakes and rivers.
  • Sewage is the term used for wastewater that often contains faeces, urine and laundry waste.

• Dangers Of Water Pollution

Virtually all types of water pollution are harmful to the health of humans and animals. Water pollution may not damage our health immediately but can be harmful after long term exposure. Different forms of pollutants affect the health of animals in different ways: