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Tuesday, July 31, 2007



After my experienced with ClixSense, I kinda like PTC program. They offer you higher payment rather than PTR program.

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ClixMedia.biz pay you to view their ads for minimum 30 seconds. They pay you $0.01 for 1 ad.
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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ankle Sprain

What is an ankle sprain?
Ligaments connect bones in your ankle. If you turn or twist your ankle in an unusual way, the ligaments can stretch or tear. This is called an ankle sprain.

How can I tell if I have an ankle sprain?
If it is sprained, your ankle may hurt even if you aren't standing on it. Your ankle may be swollen or bruised and you may not be able to move it very well.
You should go to the doctor if your ankle hurts badly, if you can't walk or stand on your ankle, or if your foot is cold or numb.
You should go to the doctor if you have diabetes or another serious illness and you think you have an ankle injury, even if you aren't sure how badly it's hurt.

How is an ankle sprain treated?
Ibuprofen or naproxen can help with the pain. Putting ice on your ankle and wrapping it with a bandage can help keep your ankle from swelling and bruising. Keeping your ankle raised also can help. You should not walk on your ankle until your doctor says it's okay.
Two or three days after your injury, you should start exercising your ankle several times a day to make it stronger. Ask your doctor when it's okay for you to exercise.

How can I prevent an ankle sprain?
Wear shoes that fit. Stretch before and after activity. If you have had a sprain before, ask your doctor what you can wear to help support your ankle when you are very active. Talk to your doctor about how to prevent an ankle injury while playing sports.

My site was nominated for Best Health Blog!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

How Smart Are You?

This is interesting.
Scroll down slowly. Try to answer the question before moving to the next step..

Monday, July 23, 2007

Rockin' Blogger Award

Rockin' Blogger Award
Kim at Laketrees awarded me Rockin' Girl Blogger Award! Thank's, Kim!
The Rockin' Girl Blogger Award was created by Roberta Ferguson. And if you like to use another version of The Rockin' Blogger badge, you can find them in Oh, The Joys.

Now I would like to present this Rockin' Blogger Award to :

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

First Cheque From ClixSense

I received my first cheque from ClixSense yesterday. It's not much. Amount $8.01 after deducted $3.00 shipment fee. I set my minimum payment to $10.00 cause I want to make sure that they really pay. After receiving my first payment, I will set the minimum payment to the higher level to avoid loss of the shipment fee.

For those who never heard about this PTC program, ClixSense is a program that will pay you to view their webpages for minimum 30 seconds. The income you earn may varies from minimum $0.01 up to $5.00 for 1 webpage, it is paid directly to you every month. And there is no charge to register.

Refer others to ClixSense and earn even more. All ClixSense members are automatically enrolled in the ClixSense free affiliate program. You earn 10% of the revenues collected from your referrals. For a limited time you will be paid $5 for anyone who you refer to ClixSense who upgrades their account to a "Premium" member account.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Anxiety and Panic

What is Anxiety?
Anxiety can be a normal "alarm system" alerting you to danger. Imagine coming home and finding a burglar in your living room. Your heart beats fast. Your palms get sweaty. Your mind races. In this situation, anxiety can provide an extra spark to help you get out of danger. In more normal but busy situations, anxiety can give you the energy to get things done. But sometimes anxiety can be out of control, giving you a sense of dread and fear for no apparent reason. This kind of anxiety can disrupt your life.

Are there different types of anxiety?
Yes. Anxiety can be a general feeling of worry, a sudden attack of panicky feelings, or a fear of a certain situation or object.

What is generalized anxiety disorder?
Generalized anxiety disorder is ongoing worry or fear that isn't related to a particular event or situation, or is out of proportion to what you would expect - for instance, constantly worrying about a child who is perfectly healthy.
Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include muscle tension, trembling, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, irritability, loss of sleep and not being able to concentrate.

What is panic disorder?
Panic disorder is another type of anxiety. It occurs when you have repeated periods of extreme panic, called panic attacks.
Suppose one day you're getting out of your car to go to work. Suddenly, your chest feels tight. Your heart races. You begin to feel dizzy and faint. You start to choke. You feel as if the end is near. Was it all in your head? No. Most likely, you had a panic attack.
Panic attacks last about 5 to 30 minutes and may include any of the symptoms listed in the box below. Panic attacks can lead to phobias if they aren't treated.

Panic attack symptoms :
* Feeling like you're going to choke
* Chest pressure or chest pain
* Pounding heart
* Racing pulse
* Dizziness or lightheadedness
* Shortness of breath or tightness in the throat
* Sweating
* Trembling or shaking
* Nausea
* Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
* Hot flashes or chills
* Sense of unreality or dreamlike sensations
* Extreme fear of losing control, doing something embarrassing, going "crazy" or dying

What is a Phobia?
A phobia is an extreme, unreasonable fear in response to something specific. There are lots of different phobias, including fear of crowds, bridges, snakes, spiders, heights, open places or social embarrassment.
A phobia is only considered a problem when it keeps you from living a normal life. An example is being afraid to leave home because you are afraid of one of the things listed above.

What causes anxiety disorders?
Suppose the fire alarm goes off in your home. You race around frantically to find the fire. Instead, you find that there is no fire. The alarm just isn't working properly.
It's the same with anxiety disorders. Your body mistakenly triggers your alarm system when there is no danger. This may be due to a chemical imbalance in your body. It may also be related to an unconscious memory, to a side effect of a medicine or to an illness.

Can anxiety disorders be treated?
Yes. Talk to your family doctor if you think you have an anxiety disorder. He or she can help you form a plan to develop skills to cope with your anxiety. Your doctor may also suggest counseling and prescribe medicine if needed.

The following are some tips on coping with anxiety :
Control your worry. Pick a place and time to do your worrying. Make it the same place and time every day. Spend 30 minutes thinking about your concerns and what you can do about them. Try not to dwell on what "might" happen. Focus more on what's really happening. Then let go of the worry and go on with your day.
Learn ways to relax. These may include muscle relaxation, yoga or deep breathing. Muscle relaxation is simple. Start by choosing a muscle and holding it tight for a few seconds. Then relax the muscle. Do this with all of your muscles. Try starting with your feet muscles and working your way up your body.
Exercise regularly. People who have anxiety often quit exercising. But exercise can give you a sense of well-being and help decrease feelings of anxiety.
Get plenty of sleep. Avoid alcohol and drug abuse. It may seem that alcohol or drugs relax you. But in the long run they make anxiety worse and cause more problems.
Avoid caffeine. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, soft drinks and chocolate. Caffeine may increase your sense of anxiety because it stimulates your nervous system. Also avoid over-the-counter diet pills, and cough and cold medicines the contain a decongestant.
Confront the things that have made you anxious in the past. Begin by just picturing yourself confronting these things. By doing this, you can get used to the idea of confronting the things that make you anxious before you actually do it. After you feel more comfortable picturing yourself confronting these things, you can begin to actually face them.
If you feel yourself getting anxious, practice a relaxation technique or focus on a simple task, such as counting backward from 100 to 0.

Although feelings of anxiety are scary, they won't hurt you. Label the level of your fear from 0 to 10 and keep track as it goes up and down. Notice that it doesn't stay at a very high level for more than a few seconds. When the fear comes, accept it. Wait and give it time to pass without running away from it.

Use medicine if it helps. Your doctor may give you medicine to help recude your anxiety while you learn new ways to respond to the things that make you anxious. Many types of medicine are available. Your doctor will decide which medicine is right for you.
Talk about your anxiety with your doctor. Your doctor can help you make a plan to cope with anxiety. Counseling can help you learn to express your needs and wants so you can feel more in control and hold in less of your anger and anxiety.
The most important thing is to take action. Any action you take will help you gain a sense of control over your anxiety.

Steps to deep breathing :
1. Lie down on a flat surface
2. Place one hand on your stomach, just above your navel. Place the other hand on your chest.
3. Breathe in slowly and try to make your stomach rise a little.
4. Hold your breath for a second.
5. Breathe out slowly and let your stomach go back down.

My site was nominated for Best Health Blog!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Golden Thoughts

Friday, July 13, 2007

Must Read Files First Award

Must Read Files has been awarded the Thinking Blogger Award by Jean Chia. Thank's Jean! It's the first award for Must Read Files. It's an honour that Must Read Files was put into a category of 'Blogs That Make You Think'.

So for the '5 Blogs That Make Me Think', I'm tagging the following bloggers :
Congratulations on your newly presented award. Should you choose to accept this award, there are 3 simply rules :
  • 1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
  • 2. Link to the original post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
  • 3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver or gold version, which will fit with your blog)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sleeping Problems And Suicidal Behaviour Could Be Related

Problems with sleeping, especially nightmares, could be strongly associated with suicidal behaviour, according to study results published in Sleep.

Research evaluated 165 patients who had been admitted to the hospital after attempting suicide; 89 percent of participants said they recently had problems sleeping. Getting to sleep was the most common complaint, affecting 73 percent of participants; the inability to stay asleep affected 69 percent; nightmares were reported by 66 percent; and 58 percent had early morning awakening.

Additionally, nightmares were associated with a fivefold increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviours.

My site was nominated for Best Health Blog!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Lesson In Logic

If your father is a poor man, it is your fate.
But if your father in law is a poor man, it's your stupidity.

I was born intelligent - education ruined me.

Practice makes perfect. But nobody's perfect.
So why practise?

If it's true that we are here to help others,
then what exactly are the others here for?

Since light travels faster than sound,
people appear bright until you hear them speak.

How come "abbreviated" is such a long word?

Money is not everything.
There's Mastercard & Visa.

Behind every successful man, there is a woman.
And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.

Every man should marry.
After all, happiness is not the only thing in life.

The wise never marry.
And when they marry, they become otherwise.

Success is a relative term.
It brings so many relatives.

Never put off the work till tomorrow
what you can put off today.

"Your future depends on your dreams"
So go to sleep.

"Hard work never killed anybody"
But why take the risk.

"Work fascinates me"
I can look at it for hours.

God made relatives;
Thank God we can choose our friends.

The more you learn, the more you know.
The more you know, the more you forget.
The more you forget, the less you know.
So.. why learn.

A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk, I have a work station.
What more can I say...??

Friday, July 6, 2007

8 Random Facts

Another game called 8 Random Facts, I was tagged by Pieter and MayChang.

The Rules :
~ Players start with 8 random facts about themselves
~ Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts
~ Players should tag 8 other people and notify them that they have been tagged

8 random facts about me :

(1) I'm married, and I live in Indonesia.
(2) I'm a staying home mom with 3 adorable children.
(3) One of my favorite food is noodle.
(4) I can't cook. No matter how I forced myself, I never enjoy it.
(5) I love to learn new things. And I'm a fast learner.
(6) I like ice cream, especially rum raisin and chocolate.
(7) Sydney Sheldon is my favorite author. I collected all his novels.
(8) I like to sing, dance and traveling.

Now, the next 8 random tags :

(1) Alan
(2) Mark
(3) SunTze
(4) Cathy
(5) Manu T. Laveaga
(6) Michele
(7) Steven
(8) Kim

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The World's 10 Most Powerful Brands

The barely 10-year-old Google is the world's most powerful brand, followed by General Electric and Microsoft, according to a survey conducted by Millward Brown's BrandZ index. The survey assigned values to various brands based on their financial strength and consumer sentiment.

1. Google
Google, with a brand value of $66.434 billion, is the world's most powerful brand.
The global search engine giant was started as a research project in January 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Ph.D students at Stanford University, California. Google Inc was incorporated on September 7, 1998, at a friend's garage in Menlo Park, California. The company, known for its innovations and stupendous growth rate, went public on August 19, 2004.
Page and Brin's search engine was originally called BackRub. The name 'Google' originated from 'googol', which refers to the number represented by a 1 followed by one-hundred zeros.
Eric E. Schmidt is the CEO of Google, while co-founder Sergey Brin and Larry Page are Technology President and Products President, respectively.
The company is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol GOOG.
'Google' is now a verb, having found its way into the dictionary. It means 'to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet'.

2. GE
General Electric's brand value has been estimated at $61.880 billion, making it the world's second most powerful brand.
GE is a giant US multinational, with headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut, engaged in technology and services industries. It is the world's second largest company in terms of market capitalisation.
The famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison opened a new laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey in 1876, where the incandescent electric lamp was invented. By 1890, Edison formed the Edison General Electric Company. In 1879, Elihu Thomson and Edwin J Houston formed the Thomson-Houston Electric Company to rival Edison's firm. However, in 1892, both the companies merged to give birth to the General Electric Company.
GE slowly began to diversify its operations. Today its businesses span information technology, financial services, industrial technology, aviation, healthcare, oil and gas, films and entertainment, theme parks, locomotives, insurance, etc. In India, too, GE's enjoys widespread presence.
Jeffrey Immelt is GE's chairman & CEO, while Keith Sherin is the CFO, and Robert Wright is GE vice chairman.

3. Microsoft
Microsoft Corporation is the world's largest software company, with global annual revenue of over $44.28 billion. With a brand value of $54.951 billion, it also is the planet's third most powerful brand.
Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is the executive chairman of the software giant which he co-founded along with Paul Allen in 1975. On June 25, 1981, the company was incorporated. On August 12, 1981, IBM introduced its personal computer with Microsoft's 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0. On Febuary 26, 1986, Microsoft moved to corporated campus in Redmond, Washington, and on March 13, 1986, Microsoft stock went public.
On May 22, 1990, Microsoft launched Windows 3.0.
On November 20, 1985, Microsoft released its first retail version of Microsoft Windows, originally a graphical extension for its MS-DOS operating system. Gates is equally admired for his insight and criticised for his business tactics.
Steve Ballmer is the company's CEO, while Ray Ozzie is chief software architect. Microsoft employs 76,000 people across 102 countries.

4. Coca-Cola
Cola brand value has been estimated at $44.134 billion, making it the world's fourth most powerful brand.
Coca-Cola, a carbonated soft drink, was intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in 1885 by Dr. John Stith Pemberton in Covington, Georgia. It was then called Pemberton's French Wine Coca.
Pemberton's partner and bookkeeper, Frank M Robinson, suggested the name and penned the now famous trademark 'Coca-Cola' in his unique script. Coca-Cola was bought over by businessman Asa Griggs Candler in 1887 and incorporated it as the Coca-Cola Company in 1892. Griggs made the brand a force to reckon with through his marketing strategies. Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time on March 12, 1894.
In 1919, a group of investor headed by Ernest Woodruff and W C Bradley purchased The Coca-Cola Company for $25 million. Coca-Cola is also the world's best known brand.
E Neville Isdell is the company's chairman and chief executive officer.

5. China Mobile
The world's 5th most powerful brand with a value of $41.214 billion.
China Mobile Communications Corporation, also known as China Mobile or CMCC, is China's largest mobile phone operator.
It is the world's largest mobile phone operator ranked by number of subscribers, with over 296 million customers. By turnover it is second to Vodafone, which owns 3.3% of the China Mobile. A state-owned enterprise, it was spun off from former monopoly China Telecom in 2000, and now has a 65% share of the highly competitive Chinese mobile market.
China Mobile is the largest company registered in Hong Kong.
Wang Jianzhou is the telecom major's chairman and CEO.

6. Marlboro
Been estimated at $39.166 billion, making it the 6th most powerful brand.
Marlboro, made by Altria, is the world's be selling cigarette brand. It is famous for its billboard advertisement and magazine ads of the Marlboro Man.
Philip Morris, a London-based cigarette manufacturer, created a New York subsidiary in 1906 to sell several of its cigarette brands, including Marlboro.
Marlboro then suddenly faltered badly in the market till 1950s, when it made a rollicking comeback following the introduction of a new cowboy image for the brand. Sales skyrocketed by 5,000%. Marlboro with a filtered tip was launced in 1955.
The brand is named after Great Marlborough Street, the location of its original London factory. Richmond, Virginia, is now the location of the largest Marlboro cigarette manufacturing plant.
Altria CEO & chairman is Louis Camilleri, The 'Marlboro Man'.

7. Wal-Mart
The world's 7th most powerful brand, Wal-Mart, is estimated to worth $36.880 billion.
Wal-Mart Stores is an American public corporation and the world's largest retailer. It is the largest private employer, the largest grocery retailer, and the largest toy seller in the United States.
It was founded by Sam Walton, who opened his first Wal-Mart discount store in Rogers, Arkansas, in 1962. The company was incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972.
Sam Walton died on April 5, 1992 at the age of 74.
His widow Helen R Walton, daughter Alice L Walton, and sons Jim C Walton, John T Walton and S Robson Walton, each with a personal wealth of $20.5 billion, have all been ranked among the richest Americans by Forbes.
H Lee Scott is Wal-Mart CEO, while S Robson Walton, is the retail giant's chairman.

8. Citigroup
8th most powerful brand with estimated value of $33.706 billion.
Citigroup Inc was formed following the $140 billion merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group on April 7, 1998 to create the world's largest financial services organization. The company employs almost 300,000 people around the world.
Travelers was founded in 1864 in Hartford, Connecticut. It dealt in insurance and is noted for many industry firsts: the first automobile policy, the first commercial airline policy, and the first policy for space travel. In the 1990s, it went through a series of mergers and acquisitions.
It was bought by Primerica in 1993, but the resulting company retained the Travelers name. In 1995, it became The Travelers Group. It bought Aetna's property and casualty business in 1996.
Citicorp was descendant of First National City Bank, founded in New York City. It was one of the oldest banks in the United States (founded in 1812), and had the largest international branch presence of any United States headquartered bank. In the 1960s and 1970s, chairman Walter Wriston led the bank into sovereign debt and loan syndication. It was Writsen who led the technology of ATM cards before the other banks. He also spearheaded the name change to Citibank in the late 1970s.
Charles Prince is the company's chairman & CEO.

9. IBM
Also called 'Big Blue', is a multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA.
Till 2006 it was the world's largest computer company, but has now ceded the top spot to Hewlett-Packard. With over 350,000 employees worldwide, IBM is the largest information technology employer in the world.
The company which became IBM was founded in 1888 as Herman Hollerith and the Tabulating Machine Company. It was incorporated as Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation (CTR) on June 15, 1911, and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1916. IBM adopted its current name in 1924, where it became a Fortune 500 company.
Samuel J Palmisano is IBM chairman & CEO.

10. Toyota
Toyota with an estimated brand value of $33.427 billion is the 10th most powerful brand in the world.
Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and the world's largest auto company that manufactures automobiles, trucks, buses, and robots. The headquarters of Toyota are located in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. It is the world's eighth largest company by revenue of $179 billion as of 2006.
The company was founded in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda as spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles. It created, first as a department of Toyota Industries, its first product Type A engine in 1934 and its first passenger car in 1936.
Toyota Motor Co. was established as an independent company in 1937. Although the founding family name is Toyoda, the company name was changed in order to signify the separation of the founder's work life from home life, to simplify the pronunciation, and to give the company a happy beginning. Toyota is considered luckier than Toyoda in Japan.
Katsuaki Watanabe is Toyota's president and CEO, while Fujio Cho is chairman. Shoichiro Toyoda is the company's honorary chairman; Hiroshi Okuda is senior advisor; and Katsuhiro Nakagawa is vice chairman.