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Friday, June 29, 2007

Keeping Your Emotional Health


What is good emotional health?
People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships. They can keep problems in perspective.
It's important to remember that people who have good emotional health sometimes have emotional problems or mental illness. Mental illness often has a physical cause, such as a chemical imbalance in the brain. Stress and problems with family, work or school can sometimes trigger mental illness or make it worse. However, people who are emotionally healthy have learned ways to cope with stress and problems. They know when they need to seek help from their doctor or a counselor.

What about anger?
People are sometimes not aware of what causes their anger, how much anger they are holding inside or how to express anger. You may be angry about certain events or your own or other people's actions. Also, many little things can build up to make you feel that life is unfair.
If you find yourself becoming increasingly irritable or taking unhealthy risks (like drinking too much or abusing drugs), you may have a problem dealing with anger. It's very important to talk with your doctor or a counselor about getting help.

Tips on dealing with your emotions:
~ Learn to express your feelings in appropriate ways. It's important to let people close to you know when something is bothering you. Keeping feelings of sadness or anger inside takes extra energy and can cause problems in your relationships and at work or school.
~ Think before you act. Emotions can be powerful. But before you get carried away by your emotions and say or do something you might regret, give yourself time to think.
~ Strive for balance in your life. Make time for things you enjoy. Focus on positive things in your life.
~ Take care of your physical health. Your physical health can affect your emotional health. Take care of your body by exercising regularly, eating healthy meals and getting enough sleep. Don't abuse drugs or alcohol.

What can I do to avoid problems?
First, notice your emotions and reactions and try to understand them. Learning how to sort out the cause of sadness, frustration and anger in you life can help you better manage your emotional health.

How does stress affect my emotions?
Your body responds to stress by making stress hormones. These hormones help your body respond to situations of extreme need. But when your body makes too many of these hormones for a long period of time, the hormones wear down your body, and your emotions. People who are under stress a lot of are often emotional, anxious, irritable and even depressed.
If possible, try to change the situation that is causing your stress.
Relaxation methods, such as deep breathing and meditation, and exercise are also useful ways to cope with stress.

Can emotional probelms be treated?
Yes. Counseling, support groups and medicines can help people who have emotional problems or mental illness. If you have an ongoing emotional problem, talk to your family doctor. He or she can help you find the right type of treatment. (AAFP)

My site was nominated for Best Health Blog!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

De-Motivational Posters

Tired of inspiration posters in your office that urge you to do things the company wants you to do? Here are some that are not what the boss had in mind!



















Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Clipmarks


With Clipmarks, you can clip the best parts of web pages. Whether it's a paragraph, sentence, image or video, you can capture just the pieces you want without having to bookmark the entire page.

You can save your clips privately or publicly, email them to friends, or post them directly to your blog. The new ClipSearch feature lets you search based on matching keywords inside the content you clip, as well as any tags, titles and descriptions you add. In effect, by clipping the best parts of Web pages, you build a personal search engine for the things that matter to you.

Clip-to-Blog currently supports Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, LiveJournal, Movable Type and Vox. It's only 149 KB. You can download it HERE.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Halitosis ( Bad Breath )


What causes bad breath?
Most bad breath (halitosis) comes from something in the mouth. Food sticks between your teeth, around the gums and on your tongue. If you don't brush and floss your teeth every day, this food can rot. The rotten bits of food cause a bad smell in your mouth. Rotten food also helps bacteria to grow in your mouth. This bacteria can cause gum disease, or gingivitis. Gingivitis also cause bad breath.
The things you eat and drink affect your breath. Bad breath may also be a sign of a health problem.

What can I do to prevent bad breath?
~ Brush your teeth at least 2 times every day, using a fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to brush along the gumline, as well as all tooth surfaces. Each time you brush your teeth, use your toothbrush to clean the surface of your tongue.
~ Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove food from between your teeth.
~ Eat more fruits and vegetables every day. Eat less meat.
~ Avoid certain foods that cause you to have bad breath. These foods might include onions, garlic and pastrami. Alcoholic beverages often cause bad breath.
~ Avoid using tobacco products. Any kind of tobacco can cause halitosis.
~ Sometimes a dry mouth has an unpleasant odor. If your mouth is dry, you can suck on sugar-free mints, chew sugar-free gum or drink water.
~ Most mouthwashes do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you use a mouthwash, swish it around in your mouth for 30 seconds before spitting it out.
~ If you wear removable dentures, take them out at night. Brush the dentures and soak them overnight in a disinfecting solution. Removable braces should also be cleaned. Follow the directions of your dentist.
~ See your dentist twice a year to have your teeth cleaned.
~ If you still have bad breath, see your family doctor to find out what is causing it.

My site was nominated for Best Health Blog!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Men Are Just Happier People


What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth.

The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress~$5000, Tux rental~$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks.

A five-days vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. You underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. Your belly usually hides your big hips. One wallet and one pair of shoes one colour for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24th in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier... ;)

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Agloco View Bar

Join Agloco
Today i received email from Agloco telling me that Agloco Viewbar has been released and ready to download. Finally, after the long awaited moment, viewbar is ready to use. It was such a long wait and without any news, I almost believe that Agloco was a scam as was reviewed by many blogs. So I went to the Agloco website and login to my account. There was now a "Download the Viewbar" button. So I clicked and download the viewbar.

The display of the viewbar is exactly the same with the example in the website. The size is the same with windows task bar. Viewbar color can be altered to your liking. Choices are blue, purple, green and red. There are 2 choices on the language: English or Mandarin. The position of the bar can also be chosed to be below or at the top. Pick your liking and whatever you are comfortable with. The viewbar also contains a one click inactive button which turns it off and removes it from your screen at any time.

There is no ads shown yet. In the ads bar, it written that ads would be appear shortly. There is search box with many choices: Google, Yahoo, Windows Live, Ebay, Wikipedia, Amazon, etc.

It is also explained that you will accrue hours in your Agloco Member account, with maximum of five direct hours a month. Hours are earned during active surfing on the internet. Your referral's surfing will accumulate hours for you at a 25% rate, meaning if one of your referral's surfs for the maximum five hours you will get 1.25 (0.25 x 5) hours credited to your total referral hours. But you can only get credit referral hours up to the amount you directly surf. Meaning if you surf 3 hours but a referral surfs 4 hours, you will only get credit for the first 3 of your referral's 4 hours.

Not bad, huh?? So for those who has not join Agloco, SIGN UP NOW BY CLICKING HERE. And it's free!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Determination

When someone tells you that you can't do something...


Look around...


Consider all options...


Then GO for it!


Use all things God gave you.


Be creative!


In the end, you will succeed and prove them wrong.


Always remember...
"When there is a will, there is a way."