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Relax Without Relaxation Techniques

Often, the inability to relax stems from a racing brain. Getting control of "mind

    Lie down somewhere where you are unobstructed (like the back of a couch squishing your arm to your body).
    On your back, totally relax all of your muscles. Let your arms and legs sink into the surface beneath them.
    Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Regulate it with slow breaths in through your nose and hold for a second, then slowly exhale out of your mouth.
    Listen to your "mind chatter" for a moment. Are there a billion things running around in there?
    One by one, let your thoughts go. Tell yourself you can take up those thoughts later on.
    Try to clear your mind, especially of negative "mind chatter" and concentrate on your breathing.
    Bring up a thought that makes you feel relaxed, like floating on a lake on a warm summer's day with the sun beating down on you, a gentle breeze blowing across you.
    Think to yourself that you are perfectly calm and relaxed, totally healthy and happy. Let your "mind chatter" focus on those thoughts and nothing else.
   Continue the slow breathing... in through the nose, out through the mouth.

     It is hard to relax with "mind chatter". If your thoughts are racing in 100 directions, you can't relax. The key is to calm your thoughts. Your body will follow.
     When in the midst of a busy day, you can still do this. If you are sitting at your desk, take a minute and close your eyes. Do the slow breathing and repeat your thoughts that you are perfectly calm and relaxed. Picture yourself in that place where you were the most calm and relaxed.
     If you are having trouble keeping thoughts out of your mind, it may help to count your breaths. By focusing attention on your breathing, you become more aware of your body naturally. This may help it to calm down and settle into a slow rhythm.

     If you're tense and all worked up about how this might be yet another failure, it will not work. These things take time and practice. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and try it for a few days.

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Understand Massage Oils

When you first start out learning about massage oils, it can seem a little daunting. However, it isn't as hard as it seems to learn the basics and to quickly come up to scratch on the use and properties of such oils. This basic guide for beginners seeks to assist you as you become more proficient in massage therapy.
      Understand the purpose of massage oils. The main purpose of massage oils is to lubricate the skin to reduce friction while performing a massage. This helps give a smooth glide and easy workability to the skin surface. Some of the secondary benefits include nourishing the skin and acting as a "base", or "carrier" oil for aromatherapy essential oils.
      Learn about the best oils. The different attributes we can compare are how the oil spreads, how easily it is absorbed, its nourishing and moisturizing properties and the smell. Other factors to consider are the cost, the ease of cleaning, and the way it is processed. Generally speaking, the best oil will be extra virgin cold pressed, as this process maintains the highest level of purity while retaining most of the natural nutrients.
    Select the oil suited to your needs and budget. There are several basic oils that are most popular for massage:
            Almond oil: probably the most widely used massage oil is sweet almond oil. It spreads easily, and is very nourishing to the skin. It also serves as an excellent carrier oil because the smell is not too overpowering. It can be found in most health food stores and body shops, and is reasonably priced.
            Grapeseed oil: Another popular oil is grape seed. It is easily absorbed by the skin but does not leave a “greasy” feeling after application. It is not as common as sweet almond and is usually a bit more expensive.
            Sunflower oil: Sunflower oil is a low cost alternative and can usually be found at your local grocery store. It spreads easily and is a good carrier oil, but can feel a little greasy afterwards. Another thing to consider is that the majority of sunflower oils are heat pressed and have a very short shelf life.
      Consider other base oils. Other base oils have certain properties that can help specific conditions like dry skin, premature aging or eczema. These can be added in varying proportions to the primary oil and some examples include olive oil, wheat germ, and jojoba.
      Understand the difference between base massage oils and aromatherapy essential oils. Aromatherapy essential oils differ from the base oils in several ways.         
            These are highly concentrated “essences” derived from various plant and fruit sources which have profound effects on the systems of the body.
            You almost never directly apply essential oils undiluted to the skin. Normally, you will add 10 to 20 drops of essential oil to every 100 ml/ 4oz of carrier oil.
    Try the most popular aromatherapy oils. There many essential oils to choose from, each with specific properties that affect the body differently. Here are some of the most popular oils whose effects are beneficial to massage and relaxation:

            Lavender oil: Lavender is probably the most well known and widely used of all the essential oils. Not only does it have a calming effect on the mind, it is also an antiseptic and is one of the two oils that you can apply directly to the skin in cases of burns or stings to ease the pain. You can find lavender oil in almost any health food store, as well in many cosmetic shops and other skin care centres.
            Ylang Ylang: Ylang Ylang might possibly be the most useful essential oil for doing massage. Its properties include a sedating effect on the nervous system which helps with relaxation, while stimulating blood circulation and the production of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers. It is also perfect for all skin types as it helps dry skin conditions as well as oily skin and acne.
            Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is the only other essential oil you can apply undiluted to areas of the skin as an antiseptic as well as an anti-inflammatory. When used in massage, it helps promote healing to damaged skin while supporting healthy functioning of the respiratory system.
            Eucalyptus oil: Finally, eucalyptus oil is also one of the more commonly used essential oils for massage because of its anti inflammatory properties that help treat muscle cramps, spasms and sprains. It also helps with skin problems and even has the ability to prevent and heal scar tissue. Add all this to its ability to help open blocked nasal passages and stimulate the senses, and you have a versatile oil that helps on many levels.

     Some essential oils have side-effects and some should not be used on certain people, such as pregnant or nursing women, people taking medications and children. Always be aware of the contra-indications and any personal conditions or conditions of the person you are massaging.

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How to Help Someone Eat Less Sugar and Make Better Food Choices

We all know people who eat too much sweets and we can see the impact that diet has on their health. Keep reading for ideas on how to educate those with poor diets and look for family friendly nutritional plans that will have everyone in the home eating better.

    Understand that people eat candy and sweets for different reasons.
           Some people go to sweets as a comfort food to ease the pain of other problems going on in their lives.
           Some people are ignorant of the workings of the human body and the role of nutrition.
           Some people such as those trying to quit smoking may start consuming large amounts of candy for the oral fixation they crave as they recover from nicotine addiction.
           Some people may have their sweets limited throughout the year so on certain holidays they tend to binge eat sweets.
    Understand a diet high in sugar and low in exercise can bring about rapid weight gain.
    Have them keep a dietary journal and write down all food and beverage intake for several days. This includes small snacks, gum, candy, etc. Have them list the size of the portions. Once the diary has been handed over you should try to calculate the daily intake of sugar, calories, proteins and other essential nutritional amounts.
           Explain what the extra calories is doing to their overall weight. For example, someone would need to run 2 miles to burn off the calories in one sweetened soda or a small bag of M&M's.
           Help them replace the empty calories they got from sugar with nutritious options.
    Explain to the person the negative effects that sugar has on tooth enamel. Encourage a trip to the dentist to fix any decay.
    Don't be a part of the problem. If you do grocery shopping for anyone eating to much sugar you should take a step back a refocus. You can't attack one member of the household when the bad foods are purchased and brought in on a weekly basis. Start shopping healthy for the whole family. Don't by fruity or high sugar cereals and opt for Special K or other health cereals. Don't by candy, flavored drink mixes or anything with lots of sugar, or high frutose corn syrup as an ingredient.
           Empty the cubbords, throw out all the candy, poptarts, sweet foods, sugar drinks and mixes. Buy everyone a water bottle. Get sugar free sweeteners like stevia or use honey to sweeten teas and cereals. Eliminate all sodas and avoid the diet versions of sodas. They may not have sugar but the are loaded with harmful chemicals. It's best to look for more natural diet options.
    Talk to a nutritional specialist. Most schools have a nutritionist on hand and they can help you help your children while at school for the day. They can help your child make smart ordering decisions and discuss the benefits of eating better. See if the assistance is available for your student.
    Look outside the school for information on nutrition and good health. Your local YMCA, community center, diabetics association or hospital may offer a class.
    Take control. If there are no appropriate and healthy options available as a student meal parents should complain to the school boards. In the mean time parents and families should work to make sure the student is eating as much food from home as possible. Instead of eating a cinnamon roll for breakfast at school they should take a packed breakfast from home or eat breakfast at home.
    Try to have students take a class about nutrition if it is available.
   Sign the family up for competitive sports, dancing, weight training after school or after work activities to help them better understand the importance of good nutrition and how combining it with exercise makes you leaner and healthier.

     Keep healthy, low sugar, low fat snacks available at all times.
     Keep a grocery list and don't take the kids with you.
     Tell your family you'll have a cleaning out the pantry day. Let them eat what they must the night before but of a set date donate all your food in the cabinet to a local food bank.
     Clean all the food from the cabinets, candy dishes, freezer and refrigerator and start fresh. Go to the grocery story and stay away from pre-processed foods and foods with sugar.
     Reach out to a friend who eats healthy. You'd be shocked how healthy eaters want to help unhealthy eaters. Ask, they may be willing to help you clean out those cabinets and make that first healthy trip to the grocery store.
     Eating well isn't enough. Turn off the TV and the computers and plan something active. Take everyone to a park and walk a few miles. Plan an evening walk every night after dinner.
     See what health classes are available at your local health center. These often offer classes at reduced costs or even no cost depending on your situation. Many offer swimming, yoga, dance, basketball or other indoor sports, etc.
     Keep a calendar and track your family progress. Give out rewards for giving up sodas, drinking all water, no fried foods, no sugary snacks, keeping their calories consistent with a healthy diet, etc.
     Instead of spending a fortune on expensive holiday or birthday gifts you can give work out shoes, work out clothes, sock and a trial gym membership or a certificate to take a few classes.
     Many health insurance companies may offer you a consultation with a nutritionist or wellness expert as part of a plan to keep everyone healthy. Call and ask what services like that are available. You may also discover discounts to gyms, and discounts on your premiums if you attend.
     Make good health and nutrition the goal of your whole family. Track your results throughout the year. Reward a year of hard work with a family vacation. Maybe go to the beach where everyone can show off their new leaner figures.
     If meetings at work are catered with doughnuts and other unhealthy breakfast foods you should speak to who places the order. Instead ask for a fruit platter and bring in some healthy low fat yogurt.
     Keep herbal teas in your desk. When you crave a soda brew up some tea and pour it over ice. Bring a jug of iced green tea and stick it in the refrigerator at work.
     Replace the candy in the dish on your desk with almonds or other healthy nibble.
     Surround yourself with people that will encourage you to be strong and make the right decisions.

     Get the advice of your doctor and see a nutritionist. Make sure you understand the caloric needs for your family members.
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Get the Recommended Amount of Calcium

Most people need about 1000mg of Calcium a day. Teenagers and elderly people need a little more (between 1300 and 1500) There is rarely any point to consuming more than that, and in some people, consuming too much can actually lead to problems, such as calcium deposits and bone spurs.

    Get two servings of dairy. A serving of the dairy group is one glass of milk, a slice of cheese, or a cup of yogurt. Ice cream does contain milk, but it also contains lots of fat and calories, so this would not be the wisest choice.
    Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables. These also contain calcium, although it is far less than the amount found in dairy. You would need to eat 5 cups of broccoli to get as much calcium as you can get in one glass of milk. However, these vegetables are low in calories and full of vitamins so if you enjoy them, you can eat just about as much as you want.
    Try calcium-fortified foods. This means that they do not naturally contain calcium, but calcium is added in a manufacturing plant. You will find this on the labels of many brands of orange juice, soy products, cereal... just about anything.
    Get plenty of Vitamin D. All the calcium in the world won't do you any good if you don't have Vitamin D alongside. Fortunately Vitamin D is very easy to get. Almost all commercially available foods that are rich in calcium are also fortified with vitamin D. Your skin will also make this vitamin inside your body when exposed to the sun. If you are concerned about getting vitamin D, many fish, such as salmon and mackerel are rich in it.
    If you don't feel that you're getting enough calcium from your diet, consider supplements.
           The cheapest available are antacids, such as Tums. For most people, these are generally sufficient. There are also calcium chews available that taste like chocolate or caramel. Both of these forms much be chewed very thoroughly and taken with water.
           There are also big calcium pills that you can take. You should take these with plenty of water. It is also important to note that your body will only absorb about 500mg in a sitting. So if you choose to take supplements, take one in the morning and one in the evening. Do not take two doses at the same time.
           If you take a multivitamin, check the label. Most popular multivitamins do not contain a lot of calcium.

     Calcium has been linked to a reduction in colon cancer rates and osteoporosis.
     Adequate calcium levels have also been shown to alleviate PMS symptoms and early-waking insomnia
     Calcium is very very important in early life. The earlier you begin taking it, the better off you will be.
     Green leafy vegetables, beans, calcium-fortified soymilk, and calcium-fortified 100-percent juices are good calcium sources with advantages that dairy products lack. They are excellent sources of phytochemicals and antioxidants, while containing little fat, no cholesterol, and no animal proteins.
     Many green vegetables have absorption rates of more than 50 percent, compared with about 32 percent for milk. In 1994, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported calcium absorption to be 52.6 percent for broccoli, 63.8 percent for Brussels sprouts, 57.8 percent for mustard greens, and 51.6 percent for turnip greens. The calcium absorption rate from kale is approximately 40 to 59 percent. Likewise, beans (e.g., pinto beans, black-eyed peas, and navy beans) and bean products, such as tofu, are rich in calcium.

     Exposure to sunlight is essential for making vitamin D. However, that is no excuse to skimp on the sunscreen. Your skin will get what it needs through the sunscreen.
     Avoid excessive consumption of fruits and vegetables that are high in oxalates which can prevent calcium absorption. Spinach, tapioca, chives, rhubarb and parsley are examples of vegetables that are high in oxalates. Pumpkin, carrot, radish, star fruit, kiwifruit, guava and strawberries have lower amounts. Oxalates are also present in tea, cocoa and coffee.
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How to Find Healthy Foods

It's common knowledge that healthy foods are good for us. However, finding healthy foods among the many products making exaggerated health claims can be difficult.

Buy local . The food travels less, giving it less exposure to chemicals and necessitating less of a preservative load.
Check out local farms. You can often buy directly from the farm if you buy in bulk.
Visit a farmer's market
Check at the store to see where a product came from

Avoid packaged goods. Look for whole foods. For example, a whole fish is preferable to microwavable fish-sticks.
Try a natural foods store like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. These stores often carry healthier or organic versions of products that are less readily available locally; for example, organic olive oil.
Select foods that you know to be healthy. Look for sustainable seafoods, fresh produce, legumes, nuts and whole grains.

Buy in bulk. It tends to cost less, and you have more options about buying directly from farmers.
Grow your own produce whenever possible. Even if you don't have a yard, you can grow a windowbox, a rooftop garden, or grow plants indoors.
Participate in a community garden project.
Educate yourself about local eating, organic food, and healthy diet.
Get a small freezer, so that you can store bulk produce for the winter. These freezers are inexpensive and energy efficient. Plus, food which is frozen fresh retains it's nutritional value.
Try to cook from scratch as much as possible to break dependence on pre-packaged food. For example, try cooking whole oats for breakfast instead of cereal.
Watch out for pre-packaged foods labeled as "healthy" or "organic". Pre-packaged foods lose much nutritional value.
Many products make health claims without a basis. Be suspicious, and do research about food.
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How to Reinvent Yourself After a Breakup (girls)

You know how it feels, one minute you think that both of you were made for each other and the next...dumped. Then you cry yourself out of existence, wishing you were prettier or sexier or something, right? Well, dry your tears and stop wasting time. The best way to make your ex desperately want you back... well, is to make him want you back.

    Exercise: Stop eating those chocolates. Sure they help you ease your pain away but in the long run... whoo boy, those pounds sure add up. Instead of snacking, start exercising. One, it helps create a better image. Two, better confidence. Three, it's scientifically proven to make people happier. Those three reasons should be more than enough to make you start moving, but if they don't, this might: exercising doesn't have to be limited to your house or the gym. Go attend a class, do something you've never done before, have fun (and you might find yourself another guy to ease the memories of the ex away).
    Makeover: There's nothing like a good pampering to ease all the troubles away, so splurge! While you're at the spa, stop by the salon and get a new haircut (a new hairstyle, not just a trim). Oh, it's too expensive? Go ask around some hair salons for their training days for their interns or buy a home coloring kit and redo your own hair. Even better, get a group of friends and host a home spa. All you have to do is go online, find some recipes, go grocery shopping (hint: more singles to interact with) and have a fun bonding moment with your friends (if you didn't dump them all when you got a boyfriend).
    Wardrobe: Ugh, those outdated outfits… yeah, they have to go. If you like some of them then great, keep them, but if they remind you of your ex or don’t really compliment you…donate them to goodwill. Go shopping (hint: another opportunity) and splurge.. after all that’s what women do best. Once again, if things are too expensive, go to the outlet, sales at the mall, or thrift stores, where you can find one-of-a-kind gems for a one-of-a-kind price.
    Scent: If you’ve been wearing that same-old tired perfume, maybe it’s time to give it a proper burial. Splurge (and there is no scrimping on this) on a really nice perfume like Chanel or Gucci, but stay away from garbage or fakes! Go for something more exotic or elegant than the one you used to wear.

     Always carry a positive attitude with you. The old cliche: "Beauty comes from within". Yeah, that's a true saying

     You might attract a bit more attention from the opposite sex.
     Do this for YOU and no one else. If you do this because you want to get your ex back, you will be more heartbroken than before. Trust me.

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What Make You Happy & What Make You Sad

A tag from Bonz located at Little Zoie’s Steps Website

Here are the Rules:
1. List things that makes you happy and what makes you sad.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know… Toni, Jeng, Emz, Sherryl, Janis, Mommy Elvz, bonz,Life Is What You Make It you.

*When My kids & family are Happy.

*Everytime I talk to my family in  Philippines.

What Makes me sad?

When I don't hear my kids voice on the phone.

Everyone is free to grab this tag and pass it on.

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Respect Yourself During a Breakup

After the relationship ends, how can you behave in a way that says you respect yourself? It's hard because being dumped or just ending a relationship can make you feel you've failed somehow. Still, it's important that you respect yourself as a person and carry on. Let's assume you are a young woman whose boyfriend has just told you he wants to break up with you and see other women.

    Don't beg. He broke up with you. He's already made up his mind. No matter how shocked, panicked, and in pain you are, don't beg him for another chance. It's very hard to do, but to let this end leaving you with some shred of dignity, try hard not to cry too much - of course, it may be impossible not to cry. But crying a little, then saying, "I'm so sad about this, but if that's your decision, I have no choice but to accept it," is much more dignified than screaming, "No, don't leave me! I'll do anything you want me to!!" Let him leave and then pitch your hysterical fit.
    Gather your supporters. Now is the time you need your friends and family, more than ever. Call them and tell them you've broken up with your true love. They will come flying to your side to comfort and keep you company while you nurse your broken heart back to health. Don't try to go it alone.
    Recognize when it's no use trying to talk to him any more. He may keep calling you, trying to let you down easy, saying he still cares about you, or many other things. But he still won't commit himself fully to you, doesn't really want to be your boyfriend any more, etc. Let him go, girl. It's no use. He's trying not to be seen as a bad guy, but he's done with your relationship and moving on. It's time for you to try your hardest to do the same thing.
   Don't let him string you along after the fact. He's told you he plans to date other girls, and maybe he's even said he will "keep you in mind, just in case things don't work out." Even though you still love him, this is a losing proposition for you. This man wants to have his cake and eat it too - he wants to keep you in his pocket as a consolation prize, in case his plan to find a Playboy Bunny fails. What a jerk! No matter how much you love him, tell him this will not work for you, and let him know that it's over. Period.
    Never let him see you sweat. Once the big breakup is over with, don't keep on letting him get to you. Even if you don't feel like it, go get dressed up and go out with your friends. You don't have to get drunk, or try to pick up guys (like they may be doing), but just to go and hang with pals is a good thing. If you see him while you're out, just smile and nod. If you feel like you might cry, excuse yourself and walk to the restroom. Do your crying in there, and don't come out till you look strong again (even if you feel shaky inside, you must try your best to look like you're okay).
   Review the relationship. There's a good chance that now that he's gone, you can look back and realize there were a lot of warning signs about this guy. Reviewing the relationship and recognizing where the problems began can be valuable in later relationships - they can clue you in to danger signals in new men, or let you have a chance to adjust your own behaviors, if you really believe you had some fault.
    Listen to breakup songs and stories. It helps fill you with a positive feeling of power to hear songs like "I Will Survive," and "You Oughtta Know." It can help to hear your friends tell their breakup stories, too. Just knowing that others have gone through similar heartaches can help you feel less alone. Crank up your stereo and rock out - it'll help, too, knowing that someone wrote a song you can relate to now. You go, girl!
    Let done be done. A lot of guys break up with girls, then want them back later. This is hardly ever a good idea. Once he's gone, let him live with that decision. Going back together time after time is a bad idea for a number of reasons: 1. It lets him know you can accept being treated badly and still let him come back, so he's more likely to treat you badly again. 2. It makes you seem weak in his eyes - that's not good if he's controlling or dominating to begin with. 3. It lends an aura of inevitability to the relationship - in other words, you can start to feel like this is your destiny and your doom, that no matter how you try to break away, you will always end up with him. 4. It desensitizes you to his disrespect of you.
    Recognize that no one will respect you unless you insist. If you don't respect yourself, you're giving others the go-ahead to treat you like dirt. Don't you dare do that to yourself! Stand up and insist that you be treated with dignity, the way all human beings should be treated. Allowing a guy to walk all over is the worst disrespect in the world - this is supposed to be the person you're closest to, trust the most. And this is as good as you can ever expect from him? No way! You deserve better. Kick this dude to the curb and find a real man, who is ready to love and treat you with the respect you deserve.

     Don't try to do this on your own. Get your friends to help you with your heartbreak.
     Do a lot of active things - it will help distract you. Exercise, sports, movies, beach trips, outings with girlfriends or relatives, these will all help you pass the time, and show you that you can have a good time without him.
     Don't expect it to be all better overnight. It takes a season of healing. But if you're honest, each day things get a little easier, as you begin to figure out ways to live as a single person again.

     Don't let him beg his way back into your heart. He's much more likely to break it again than you can believe.
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Be Strong After a Breakup

When everything is wrong and you just want to cry all night, that's when you know you need to get over that ex. Everyone experienced heartbreaks, but being strong about it is another thing. Don't let your ex see you weak.

    Never ever run back to them or call them all the time. You can just never let go of that special guy/girl that taught you how to love. When you guys break up, then it happens for a reason. Don't keep calling him/her and talking to them like nothing happened or try to make them love you again. It's not going to work out. It'll just make you seem weak and clingy.
    Forgive and forget. Let things go and remain cool. Don't let your ex see you miserable without them, it'll just give them the satisfaction and an ego boast.
    It's OK to cry at night. For the first few weeks, it's going to be a long and lonely journey. So it's OK to cry. Cry your heart out for the matter of fact. You are going to stop crying in the end because you'll get sick of it and realize that it's a temporary phase. Listen to sad love songs. It'll make you feel better and you'll realize that you can relate to them even more after a breakup.
    Remain positive. Just because he/she broke up with you or don't want you back doesn't mean that you're "worthless". There are plenty of other people who want you and would be willing to treat you even better than your ex. Smile and laugh. Surround yourself with friends and people who care. Not only would you feel better and not so lame, your ex would notice how happy you are and maybe he'll regret rejecting you.
    Lift your head up high and move on. Don't let one relationship drag you down even though it was the best one you ever had. There would be plenty more and it's his/her loss. You are too good for them anyways. Tell yourself that. Tell yourself that you need someone who would treat you right.
   Don't try to fling or have special relationships with your ex. It never ends up right when you just go back into that cycle. Yes, "that" cycle. Where you guys break up then make up then act all cute and happy but in the end, you'll just be heartbroken and cry. Yes ... that cycle. Relationships end for many reasons, so just forget about trying to "work things out", it'll never ever work out.
   Consult a friend if you feel lame or played. When your ex plays around with your heart when he/she knows that you still want them, that's when you definitely know that he/she is not for you. It's OK to feel this way, completely normal. Don't hold your feelings in, talk to a friend and cry. Let them comfort you and let yourself vent your feelings. You'll definitely feel better.
   Shop, exercise and socialize. It'll make you feel better to buy new outfits so you can look even more attractive. Not only would it boost your confidence, it would also boost your self-esteem. Looking good would make you feel good. Exercise is also a good way to vent your frustration and pain. Look forward and keep running, running away from the pain, the problems, and the ex. Socializing with others would keep you distracted from your ex, bolster your self-esteem, and help you get over your ex. When you are occupied with other people, you'll think, "Hey! Being single isn't bad. I get to make new friends and have more time to myself". Flirt and mingle!

    Do not regret any decisions, move on, it's for the better
     Hang out with your friends or just find comfort in your bed. It'll help you cope.
     If your ex tells you how they miss you and want to be with you, don't give in. It's all lies. They'll just end up hurting you.
     Act happy and smile (even if you are not) People would approach you and socialize with you, nobody wants to talk to someone that looks emotionally unstable.
     Try to DELETE every memory about your ex in your mind.
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I am still updating this blog. I was having trouble saving the template I like, so I end up using this one. So, for now, I will settle for this one, and also my blog roll is need to be done again. So , I apologize to  if you have not see your site on my blog roll . I will be adding it shortly.
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Conquer Embarrassing Conditions

At one time or another, an embarrassing malady is bound to fall on everyone. Although some are more debilitating than others, all are at least conquerable, if not curable, with a combination of diligence, patience, and a doctor's supervision.

Condition: Halitosis
The Lowdown: Whether the cause is your diet, food caught between your teeth, or a medical condition such as a gastrointestinal disorder, bad breath can be awkward for all parties involved. Chronic halitosis, which can be caused by diabetes, kidney disease, or other medical conditions, affects up to one in four adults.
The Fix: After eating or drinking something with an exceptionally strong odor, such as coffee, onions, or garlic, follow up with lots of water. Good oral hygiene—brushing twice a day, flossing, using mouthwash, visiting your dentist twice a year—is also extremely important. If that's not enough, your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse, or you may have to check in with your doctor to determine if an underlying medical condition is contributing to your problem.

Condition: Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
The Lowdown: The body's natural air-conditioning system, sweat glands release fluid in response to excessive heat, strenuous exercise, and anxiety- or fear-inducing situations. However, people who suffer from hyperhidrosis, because of heredity or disease, sweat even when their bodies are cool and inactive.
The Fix: Antiperspirants containing more than 10 percent ammonium chloride hexahydrate constitute the first line of defense. Treatments using Botox and a procedure called ionphoresis, in which the hands and feet are placed in water while a gentle current of electricity is applied, have shown some success as well.
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Survive if You Wake up Next to a Woman and Can't Remember Her Name

Okay, hopefully, you won't find yourself in this situation, but you never know what scenario you'll find yourself in after a wild night at a bar.

    If you are at her place, go to the bathroom. Even if she is awake, she won't find anything suspicious about this. Once there, search for her name on the following:
           Prescription medicines
          Subscription magazines
           Junk mail, letters from ex-friends, etc. waste basket (don't spend too much time snooping, fun as it may be)
    Return to the room and look through anything she may have that would indicate her name. Look through her wallet, checkbook, photo albums, scrapbooks, bracelets, stacks of business cards, etc.
   If she's started the day and you still do not know her name, try to avoid endearing conversation. Don't be rude, but don't begin talking about her life story.
   Do not attempt to guess at her name. Try endearing pet names, such as "honey" or "baby". Do not use the same name over and over, and drop them into conversation only rarely so it will not seem obvious that you are referring to her by everything except her name.
   If you think you can pull it off, try "fishing" for her name with a discussion. This may draw attention to what you're doing if you're not a good liar, but you may be able to ask leading questions that will get her to say her name, such as asking her how she got it or if she has any nicknames.
    If you've managed to make it through the morning without blowing your cover and you'd like to continue dating her, ask for her phone number as she (or you) leaves. Look her up in the phone book.

    Remember that she may be in the same predicament.
     One approach would be to show her your ID and laugh about how unflattering you look in the picture. Playfully ask to see hers. (She might think that you want to know her age.

     Don't relax until you've found the same name in at least two separate places, especially if she doesn't live alone.
     Be quick and quiet about going through her belongings, as it would be very awkward for her to wake up and see you digging through her purse.
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Cope If Your Boyfriend Likes You Because You Resemble His Ex

Competing with an ex is always hard, but if you seem to have a little too much in common with the ex, its time to dig in deeper to find out what his real reasons for liking you are.

    Pay attention to compliments. Are they all about the way you look? Or even a comparison such as "your hair is red like Sarah's, but prettier" or even "Sarah wore her hair the same way you do" could be an indication of whether he only likes you for your looks.
   Get to know his ex better. If she goes to the same school, keep an eye out for her [but don't initiate a confrontation]. If you have no contact with her, scope out pictures [check if she has Myspace or Facebook or Bebo] and make sure if that really is the case.
    Listen to him if he ever brings his ex up, or listen to his friends talk about her [don't ask them about her though] and try to get conclusive evidence/ confirm this.
    Talk to a close friend about this [preferably someone who knows him through you] and see their reaction. If they think its definitely possible, you might be onto something here.
    Having confirmed that he only likes you for the way you look, re-evaluate your relationship. Do you really want to be with someone like that? Sure if you guys break up you'll be single, but single also means available for someone outstanding, who actually likes you for the awesome person you are!
    Try making him like you for yourself. Talk to him more, preferably over the phone so that you aren't faced with a situation where he wants to cuddle up and you want to have a deep conversation.
   Share your dreams and ambitions, and make him realize that you're a different person from his ex, no matter how identical you both look.
    Consider a slight change in the way you look if it REALLY bothers you. This can range from something as simple as a new hairstyle to a new haircut or even [in extreme cases] changing your hair color/ getting contacts. Before making any changes think about whether he's worth changing for.
    Talk to him about it if you think it's getting out of hand. Don't be rude or confrontational, just bring it to his notice and consider taking a short break so that he misses YOU and not the way you look.

     Remember: just because he doesn't seem to like you for you, doesn't mean you aren't an awesome person.
     Don't be afraid to let go, the better person could be out there right now wondering when he's going to meet someone as awesome as you!

     Don't change yourself for anyone
     If you do decide to change, make sure that you're absolutely certain before getting a haircut or dyeing your hair a different color.

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New Dollar Coins

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Decide Whether to Invest or Pay off Debt

Whether it's a mortgage, personal loans, credit cards or all of the above, more and more people are drowning under the burden of their debt, and for those with enough income to keep their heads above water, the only logical choice may seem to be paying off their debts as quickly as possible. But wait -- is that really the best financial game plan? While it certainly feels good to be debt free, in some extremely rare situations you may be better off simply maintaining your debts (i.e. paying the minimum payments on your loan) and investing your spare cash. Can't decide whether to invest your extra money or use it to pay off your loans?

   1. Start a budget -- a spending plan. Before you can even consider investing, you've got to make sure that you actually have extra money. Reserve enough income to keep all your debts current; getting behind on your debt payments can damage your credit and cause you to incur fees that will quickly overwhelm the return on any investment. Pay at least your minimum payments on all your debts, on time, every time.

   2. Build a rainy day fund before investing. Things may be looking up now, but what if you lose your job next month or you have a medical emergency? Before you invest or make larger than necessary payments on your loans, save up some money for an emergency fund. Many experts recommend that you save enough to cover at least three months of your bare-bones expenses. This number may vary, however, depending on your situation and your personal preferences. This money should be in a safe, accessible account, such as a money market fund, not a mutual fund (no guaranteed return over short periods of time) or a CD (not accessible).

   3. Think of debt payments as an investment. When you make a $100 payment on a loan with a 13% interest rate, your annual return is 13%, or $13. Why? Because you avoid having to pay that extra $13 in the future, which leaves you $13 more than you would have otherwise had.

   4. Prioritize your debts. Some financial experts suggest putting your debts in order from those that charge the highest interest rates (often credit cards) to those that charge the lowest (typically mortgage payments). Others, like Dave Ramsey (in his book Financial Peace Revisited), suggest listing them from smallest to largest, paying off the smallest debts first while making minimum payments on the rest. Then, as the smallest debt is paid off, the amount that was being paid on it is rolled up onto the next highest debt, added to that debt's minimum payment. This is called the "Debt Snowball," and can give a tremendous sense of accomplishment and encouragement to anyone with a large number of debts to pay off.

   5. Compare the annual return on investments to the interest rates on your debt. When examining an investment opportunity, compare its rate of return to the interest rates on your debts. Suppose you're trying to decide between paying off your mortgage early by paying an extra $100 per month, or investing that $100 each month. If your auto loan's interest rate is 6%, you can get a better return by investing that $100 in any investment that yields more than 6%. If you're considering a bond that pays 5%, however, you're better off paying the extra $100 on the loan. Also ask yourself if you would borrow new money at the debt rate to invest at the investment rate. If you wouldn't borrow new money, you should pay off the debt before investing.

   6. Consider the tax implications. It's not enough to simply look at the interest rate you'll receive on an investment or pay on a debt. You also need to consider whether the interest on your investment is taxable and whether the interest on your debt is tax-deductible. Taxes can complicate things a good deal, so unless you are confident in your ability to navigate the maze of tax laws and do your own calculations, you may want to get expert help from a financial advisor. Consider the following U.S.-based examples.

          * Mortgage interest payments are usually tax deductible, so the effective interest rate you pay on your mortgage may be substantially lower than the stated rate. (Note: You only benefit from the tax-deductible nature of mortgage interest if you itemize your deductions on your tax return. Taking the standard deduction nulls any perceived "benefit" of mortgage interest.)

          * Ordinary investments are generally subject to income taxes, which can dramatically reduce the return.

          * Tax-deferred investments, however, such as 401(k) plans and traditional IRAs, lower your taxable income, and thus the effective return may be higher than the stated rate.

   7. Pay off debts that have higher interest rates than the return you can get on investments. There's a good chance you can find a relatively safe investment that would pay more than the interest on a low-rate mortgage. It's quite a bit harder, however, to find an investment that offers a better return than paying off your 21% credit card balance without an amazing degree of risk, (unless someone's paying you to invest -- see the tip below). Thus, with your prioritized list of debts in front of you, use your extra money to pay off those with the highest interest rate first. Another strategy is to pay off any small balances first (even if they have low interest rates) which frees up cash flow for investing or for paying off your other debts.

   8. Invest only when you can reasonably expect returns that significantly exceed the interest on your debts. Eventually you'll have paid off your high-interest obligations and likely be able to find acceptably safe investments that will provide a better return on your money than paying extra on your lower-rate debts. At this point, it generally makes sense to invest, rather than pay anything over the minimum payments on your loans.

          * Consider the risk. Unlike the guaranteed "return" you get by paying off debts, investments carry risk. Low risk investments, such as interest-bearing savings accounts, CDs, and guaranteed government bonds, are pretty safe, but they're unlikely to exceed the returns you can get by paying off even low-interest debts. A wide variety of other investments, including stocks and mutual funds, may provide returns that beat even credit card interest rates, but those returns are not certain, and you could even lose your principal. In general, the higher the advertised rate of return, the higher the risk. You have to consider your own risk tolerance when considering an investment.

          * Think about your future financial obligations. When you apply for a mortgage or other forms of credit, your interest rate (the cost of the money you want to borrow) will depend largely on your credit rating. One of the main factors that determines your credit rating is the amount of credit you're using relative to that available to you. Thus in some cases, it may benefit you to pay down debt--even if it looks like your money can earn a better return in a relatively safe investment--because your improved credit profile will save you money on a mortgage.

    * If you are married, be sure you and your spouse agree about the course of action you propose. When in doubt, pay debt first, and work out a compromise. Perhaps the more cautious partner will favor beginning to invest when your debt is lowered beyond a certain point.

    * If someone's paying you to invest, you may need to change your calculations. Who would pay you to invest? Most likely your employer. If you have a 401(k) plan, for example, your employer may match all or part of your contributions. In this case, your savings rate immediately goes up 50-100%. This return beats almost any debt's interest rate, so it's often a good idea to contribute the maximum amount your employer will match before you pay extra on your debts. Keep in mind, however, that you still risk losing money in the investment plan. More importantly, be sure to consider the vesting requirements for your employer's contributions. If you're not likely to stick around long enough to be fully vested you won't receive the matching contribution.

    * Investing and prepaying your debts is not an either-or proposition. If you have paid off your high-interest debt, and would like to start investing while still paying extra on your student loan or mortgage, then go for it! Split your monthly surplus (or whatever you were paying on that last debt you paid off) in half, and invest one half while using the other half to prepay your loan.

    * The same considerations can help you choose between a shorter term (15 year) mortgage and a longer term (30 year) mortgage. Since you usually get a lower interest rate on the shorter term, your savings (the difference between the total payments made on the 30 year and the 15 year) can be considered the return on your investment in the shorter term mortgage. This return, however, is higher the shorter you stay in the house. If you sell the house in 2 or 3 years, you will get a higher annual return than if you sell it in 12 years. Some people take out a 30-year mortgage even when they can afford the payments on a 15-year mortgage, and they often do so because they intend to invest the difference in the monthly payments. This only makes sense, however, if the annual return on the investment exceeds the annual return you get by choosing the shorter mortgage AND you actually invest the money. If you don't have the discipline (and most people don't) to invest religiously, the shorter loan term should force you into saving while accumulating equity faster with a higher payment and quicker payoff.

    * Being debt free allows you to invest more aggressively and be more generous with charitable giving.

    * There are a variety of calculators available on the internet that can help you choose between investing or paying off debt or between a short mortgage or a long one.

    * Find others who are enthusiastic about reducing the debts in their life, and meet with them on a regular basis. Develop accountability partners who can help you make decisions about major purchases and walk with you through life as you climb out of debt.

    * Investments carry risk, and choosing to use your money to invest rather than pay off debts more quickly is inherently risky. The amount of risk depends on the investment, of course, so you need to consider each investment opportunity carefully. Remember also, however, that neglecting your retirement savings (even if doing so to pay off debts early) is also risky.

    * Most of those internet calculators assume your investments will go well, and don't take into account the risk involved. If the investment doesn't go well, you may find yourself miserably paying off the debts while having little or nothing to show for your "savings".

    * This article is intended as a general guide only and is not intended to replace professional financial or legal advice.
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Miami Heat tickets

Do you love watching basketball or any kind of sports like me? I am a basketball and football fan .Do you experience the hassle of buying ticket for your favorite NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL team . Or maybe to a concert you want to be attending in. Sold out tickets happen all the time. But, not worry any longer,http://www.premiumseatsusa.com, has all the ticket you will need. From concert ticket to Miami Heat tickets . Visit the website and start buying the ticket you need and save you time from running all over to find a available tickets. You can purchase the tickets you need in the convenient of your own home. Just simply click on the link, purchase and enjoy your game.
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7 Brainiest Cities in America

These U.S. hot spots house some of the nation's most cultured and educated residents.

Part of what shapes a city is its people. And while these impressive locales can lay claim to scenic beauty and fascinating history, they're also home to some of the smartest people in the country. Here are the top seven brainiest cities in the country, based on the percentage of residents who have college degrees, the number of cultural activities available (such as museums and plays), and literacy levels of its residents.

Home to 40 educational institutions, 20 libraries, the largest percentage of residents who hold bachelor's degrees (52 percent) and second largest percentage who hold advanced degrees (nearly 21 percent), Seattle tops our list of brainiest city in the country. A number of high-profile companies have helped place Seattle on the map, but few can deny that it's Microsoft and Starbucks that are largely responsible for this city's infamy. Microsoft's creator, Bill Gates (otherwise known as the richest man in the world) has a home that is said to be worth over $110 million. Need we say more?

 Washington, D.C.
From the White House and the Smithsonian museums to the FBI and prestigious Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most famous and historical landmarks in the world. It's comforting to know that the residents of our nation's capital and the center for our government are also some of the most educated in the country. Of residents ages 25 and up, 44 percent hold bachelor's degrees, and nearly 24 percent hold advanced degrees. Additionally, Central Connecticut State University's study ranked D.C. as the fifth most literate city in the country.

 San Francisco.
Nestled into the southern part of this city by the bay is Silicon Valley-the country's leading high-tech hub-and nearly half of San Fran's residents (age 25 and up) carry a bachelor's degree, the second highest in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Mix in nearly 17 percent of residents with advanced degrees and a population teeming with cultural and ethnic diversity, and it's no surprise that San Francisco has earned one of the top spots on our list.

The largest city in New England, Boston is also considered to be the cultural and economic center of this entire region. The home for prestigious universities, such as Harvard and Cambridge, attracts superior brain power from all over the globe. In addition, Beantown ranks fifth for most cultured city, tenth for most literate, and twelfth for percentage of residents with bachelor's degrees. Not too shabby.

A mecca for outdoor sports fanatics, the mile high city also draws distinguished intellects. Not only was Denver ranked as the fourth most literate city in the country, it almost cracks the top ten for percentage of residents who hold a bachelor's degree (41 percent). As for culture? More than 60,000 Americans put Denver at the fifteenth spot, so if you thought that all this city has to offer is steep ski slopes and climbing rocks, think again.

 New York City.
Arguably the financial capital of the world, it's no coincidence that 30 percent of New York residents hold a bachelor's degree-and this number nearly doubles in the borough of Manhattan. Wall Street is also overflowing with advanced degrees, with nearly 27 percent of residents touting one. But finance isn't the only field that lures ambitious scholars to New York. Career opportunities in the fine and performing arts, publishing, and advertising industries draw some of the brightest, most driven, and creative people to the city that never sleeps. Don't forget the museums, theaters, and diversity: The results of a 2007 Travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News poll deemed New York the most cultured city in the U.S.

One of Minnesota's twin cities, Minneapolis boasts more of the nation's top companies (such as Target and Pepsi) per capita than any other U.S. city. It has the fifth highest percentage of residents ages 25 and over who have received bachelor's degrees. Still not totally convinced of this spot's intellectual prowess? A study done by Central Connecticut State University analyzed six key indicators of literacy (including newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, and library resources) and ranked Minneapolis as the most literate city in the country.
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Cosmetology Schools in Texas

I go to salon once a month usually. I am always fascinated about how my hair stylish does her job when she is working on my hair. She always does a great job. And I am the kind of person who loves taking care of my own hair. Do you know that you can be a successful and talented beautician like those who work in a Beauty Salon? You usually can find a Beauty Institute all over US. If you are in Texas, and want to pursue your dream as a creative successful Beautician, you might want to check cosmetology schools in texas .If you love working on hair and loves everyone to make beutiful then visit the website and request for information. And you can be on your way to a successful career .
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How to Comfort a Friend With Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer

It is difficult to comfort a friend who has one serious ailment, but when they already have Multiple Sclerosis, and now have been diagnosed as having Cancer, it is very difficult for them to accept. At this time, they need the closeness of a friend to offer them comfort and understanding. Just being there for them, talking to them can be what will pull them through this difficult moment in their lives. "Nothing disappears without a trace."

      smiles when you visit
      smiles when you visit
      Visit often. Visiting is a form of physical contact, like hand holding or hugging, which are also recommended.
    Talk about good things. Take them out for the day. Do not focus on disease processes or the loss of independence, unless they would like to talk or vent their feelings. Talk about the flowers, family and friends, what your friend ate for breakfast. Read to your friend, the newspaper, the Bible, poetry, whatever your friend prefers.
   Don't talk about anything. Be there. Hold your friend's hand while he or she is sleeping. Watch a movie together. Listen to music.
   Don't brush aside or dismiss your friend's fears. He or she has a potentially fatal disease. It is normal to be afraid. Listen to him or her and don't say things like, "Oh, you'll be alright" or "Don't be afraid" or "So-and-so had the same thing, and they are fine now." While this may be true, your friend may feel that you are minimizing their condition and denying their feelings of fear.
    Bring small gifts. Ask if you can bring anything special. You are also offering the gift of your time.
    Say uplifting things about your relationship that are hard to say. "I want you to know that I will be there for you through anything you face." or "I love you and I always will."
    Faith may be important in your friend's life. Talk about it!
    Everyone prays differently. Some talk directly to God. Others pray silently. You might pray in Hebrew, Arabic, or another language of your religion. Maybe you are an atheist. If that be the case, thoughts of, "I hope ______ gets better soon!" is good enough for anyone.
    Ask your friend and his or her family if there is anything that you can do before you leave. Offer to wash the dishes or clean the litter box, etc.
  Make the most of every moment. Look for daily blessings and simple pleasures.

     Always show respect and dignity, to your friend and to his or her family.
     If your friend is too tired or sick to visit, do not wear them out.
     If your friend would benefit from pain management, ask the family to consider hospice.
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As you guys notice my blog is shattered, just because I have been updating my template. I have to update my blog roll as well. So if you don't see ur webiste on here , don't think any negative stuff. I just have to do all over again. It's almost 3 Am. I think I better quit, I feel so sleepy na. Goodnight everyone, i meant morning. I will be fixing my blog tomorrow I hope.
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One Typical Soccer Mom

When we become a parent and those little kiddies of ours and start attending school, and sports, we become one of those typical soccer mom that is on the go all the time. It is fun being a soccer mom. We laugh,cheer for our kids to be better when they are down and encourage them to lift their up when they are being picked on at school. Being a soccer Mom is a lot of work but in the other hand we enjoy it , it's because we want the very best thing for our kids. They are the precious thing in the world for us.

Just like the The Sproutwells on this video ,they are just your typical fruit and veggie family living like humans. They are just trying to fit in our world.

They are also avid users of freshfunds like others. It is a lot like ebay, where you can bid on cool prizes, at the same time, support a healthy lifestyle. So , friends visit the freshfunds today to start earning some points towards prizes or charity donations. The following yummies can gain you points. Chiquita Fruit and Veggie Bites, Fresh Express Gourmet Café Salads, Fresh Express Packaged Salads .

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Lower Your Chances of Getting Cancer

There are many factors that go into causing cancer in an individual. Genetics is a big factor because it has been found that cancer runs in a family. Each type of cancer has a different risk factor. Living a healthy lifestyle, however, will reduce your chances of getting cancer.

   Avoid potentially carcinogenic compounds, such as formaldehyde (found in car exhaust and in sealant products), benzene, asbestos and many others. For the most part, try to avoid automobile fumes and similar air impurities. A government-approved list of carcinogenic compounds can be found in sources & citations.
    Don't use tobacco. Not smoking is one of the most important health decisions you can make. It can reduce your risk of several cancers, including lung, esophagus, voice box (larynx), mouth, bladder, kidney, pancreas, cervix, and stomach. Every time you smoke a cigarette, you inhale more that 60 substances that can cause your cells to become cancerous
    Eat a variety of healthy foods. While this isn't a guarantee, a healthy diet can reduce your risk of getting certain types of cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 30% of cancers are related to issues of nutrition, including obesity.
    Eat an abundance of foods from plant-based sources. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Also, eat whole grains and beans. Green and dark yellow vegetables, beans, soybean products vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage may help reduce your risk of colon and stomach cancers.
   Limit saturated fat. Chose low-fat or fat-free foods. High fat diets may increase your risk of cancers of the prostate, colon, and uterus. One way to limit your intake of saturated fat is to limit your meat consumption and include more meatless meals in your diet. Meatless Monday is a national public health campaign associated with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health that encourages people to give up meat one day a week to lower their risk of heart disease, some cancers, obesity, and diabetes.
   Stay active and maintain a healthy weight. Research suggests that exercising regularly may also play a role in preventing cancer and other diseases. Obesity is a risk factor for some cancers, so it is important to maintain a healthy weight for your height, age, gender, etc. Physical activity, along with a healthy diet, can help lower your risk of certain types of cancer. Try to be physically active for 30 minutes or most days of the week.
    Protect yourself from the sun. Skin cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer and also one of the most preventable. Avoid being outside during the time that the sun is strongest. If you need to be outside, cover up with sunblock, hats, and sunglasses and stay in the shade.
   Get your immunizations. Certain cancers are associated with infections that can be prevented with shots. Hepititus B can increase your risk of liver cancer and HPV (Human papillomavirus) can lead to cervical cancer. Be sure to talk to your doctor about what is right for you.
    See your doctor regularly and get screened. This can lead to early detection and increase your chance of successful treatment.
   Reduce stress. Scientists observe stressed rats are at higher risk for cancer.
   Avoid sugars. Excess sugar and carbs have been linked to breast cancer and all cancer itself undergoes a fermentation like process that requires excess glucose to thrive.
   Drink plenty of water.
   Eat a diet high in anti-oxidants like beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
  Eliminate hydrogenated fats. Avoid altogether fat that has been chemically altered, giving so-called trans-fat. This type of fat is often found in margarine, cookies, snacks, fast food and other pre-made food.
   Make green vegetables part of every meal. Snack on raw vegetables, especially the cruciferous ones (cabbage, broccoli, etc
   Especially include red fruits like strawberries,cherries and tomatoes in your diet, as they contain chemicals brimming with the anti-oxidant Lycopene.

Alternative & Unsourced tips

    Make sure you get enough calcium.
    Start eating flax. Flax seeds contain two cancer-preventative compounds: omega-3 fatty acids, and lingams which may reduce your risk of breast cancer and colon cancer. Add flax seeds to your breakfast cereal. You can also use flaxseed meal, which you can buy or the store or make on your own with a coffee grinder. Flaxseed meal mixes well in smoothies or you can sprinkle it over yogurt and cereal.
   Eat other anti-cancer nutrients: Vitamin D, Selenium, Acidophilus, Garlic and Green Tea.
    Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Physical activity can reduce your chance of getting certain types of cancers by at least 50%. Choose a physical activity that you enjoy.
    Cut down on alcohol consumption. Drinking alcohol can lead to changes in your body which can lead to cancer. Discuss how alcohol might affect you with a nurse or doctor.
   Don't use any form of tobacco. If you do smoke, try to quit. Keep trying! It is possible. Over 1,000 Americans quit for good each day.
    Protect yourself and your partner from STDs. Some sexually transmitted infections lead to changes in the body which can lead to cancer. Use latex condoms. Practice safe sex.
   Smoking marijuana lightly to regularly helps to prevent cancer by killing off aging and dying cells in the body. These cells are the most likely to become cancerous and by killing them off, you lower your risk of cancer. Use a bong to do so, however, as marijuana (much like tobacco) contains other carcinogens. Bongs will filter out the carcinogenic impurities while allowing the non-water-soluble THC to reach your body. It also contains a high amount of the omega-3 fatty acids mentioned above in flax-seed. (See warnings)
   Do not make foods or drinks known to contain carcinogenic compounds. Do not make teas or root-beer from the roots of the Sassafras plant, as these contain safole which may be carcinogenic. Limit your use of Nutmeg, as safole is a minor constituent of that spice as well.

    * Start slowly. Pick two of these steps and then gradually move onto the others. You'll see benefits as soon as you start.
    * Consider taking daily supplements of Vitamin C (500 mg), Calcium (500 mg), Flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed) (30 grams), Acidophilus powder (1 teaspoon), Vitamin E (200 IU), Selenium (100 mcg).
    * Anti-cancer vegetables include the following: broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, kale, red onions, peppers, radish, and tomatoes.
    * A good read is, "The Little Book of Cancer by Ol Lady Leap". It talks about things we are doing to ourselves that may cause cancer and discusses some prevention methods.
    * Understand what asbestos is by studying asbestos pictures to identify asbestos contaminants (building material in your house/office & asbestos products) and clean it from your environment.[1]
    * The PH (acid levels) of cancerous cells are on the acid side compared to normal body PH of 7.4 to 7.6. Be sure to keep your body alcaline in stead of acidic.

     Your health is affected by many factors. Following the advice listed above will not guarantee that you will never get cancer, but it is a good way to lower your chances of getting cancer or other diseases.
     Talk to a doctor or a nurse before following a tip if it will result in a major change from your usual activities.
     While sunlight is good, make sure you don't get too much sunlight or you might actually increase the risk of getting cancer.
     No one knows what causes cancer. There are many thoughts about the causes, but there are also different theories about eating different foods. If anyone really knew for sure the causes of cancer, there would have been a pill to eliminate it entirely.
     Just because you are active or thin does not mean you will not get cancer.
     Being a vegetarian will reduce your chances of getting cancer. Meat eaters are more at risk than non-animal eaters of getting cancer, due to the hormones pumped into meat.
    Not all smokers get cancer, although not smoking will lower your chance of getting lung cancer.
     Just eat a healthy diet, of your choice.
     Don't worry about getting cancer, or you will end up with anxiety.
     None of the vitamins mentioned have been proven to keep you safe from cancer.
     The only thing that is known is that sun rays do cause skin cancer when you are exposed to them for long periods of time.
    Normal tap water could increase your chances of getting cancer. Make sure you have or get a water filter or purifier to take out the bad chemicals in tap water.
          o Beta-carotene and vitamin A supplements may increase the chance for heavy smokers of getting lung cancer and other cancers caused by smoking, according to results from epidemiologic studies. However, these vitamins in the food do not increase this risk. It is not clear what effect beta-carotene have on lung cancer in combination with other supplements or by non-smokers. The results from these studies are also controversial.
    Vitamin E supplements seem to protect against Cancer, but heavy vitamin E amounts may in fact increase the chance of getting heart problems and stroke.
   Cancer undergoes a fermentation like process and requires sugar (yes, even "natural" sugars) to grow. This is fact and supported by Nobel winner Otto Warburg's research. See the link 'low-carber' below for studies with proof of this.
     Remember before using marijuana to prevent cancer, that it is ILLEGAL in many countries as of now, and you could be subject to criminal prosecution if caught.
          o While marijuana is not linked to causing cancer, it does still contain about 200 carcinogens (whereas tobacco contains 599 known carcinogens).
    * To prevent cervical cancer, while Gardasil, condoms, and birth control may be recommended, the best way to avoid it is to not have sex at all!!!
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How to Write to Someone Who Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

In life, one cannot avoid pain. You can help make it seem less painful through your sincere support.

    Educate yourself. Before writing, learn what you can about the nature of the illness, and specifically about the patient's individual circumstances from his or her family or friends.
   Choose genuine concern over sympathy. They need to know that you support and care for them, not that you feel sorry for them.
    Be sincere, but tactful. Cancer may be terminal, manageable, or curable. In any case, you should be careful not to approach the patient as if you consider them to be terminally ill.
    Do not give medical advice; the doctors already take care of that bit.
   There are more and more cancer survivor stories than in the past. Many alternate healing therapies offer solutions which have worked for some patients.Visit these sites to read a few such stories. You will feel more hopeful and it will reflect in your tone.You could even suggest some such therapies or websites where the patient can read more. A cancer patient is looking for the smallest shred of hope, so anything which offers possibilities of cure in the bleak days after the diagnosis, would be welcome.
    If the patient is a believer and you are too, say that you will pray for them.It's a disease where no one knows how it is caused and what will happen. In other words only God has the answers, and it would be comforting for the person to know that there are people invoking Him.
    Take care with offering any advice outside your own experience. If you wish to offer positive words, choose them carefully, sharing thoughts and ideas that are uplifting and give strength. Again, it is your personal support that will be most helpful.
    Most importantly, remember that there is life both during and after cancer. Cancer patients do not always want to think or talk about the illness. Make a point to write about the usual things you would talk or write about.
    Read your letter before sending it. Put yourself in the other person's place and make sure that your letter is something you would not mind receiving.

    Keep your tone similar to how you might write to a person suffering from a serious but common illness. Cancer may not be the common cold, but it is not unusual!
    Keep the overall tone of your letter positive, not negative. Re-read your words and close on a positive note.
     Mention any similar cases you know of which had a positive outcome. This provides a ray of hope.

    Don't write one letter and disappear. True support comes with continued action, not just a few words.
    Do not comment about things that you think they could or should have done differently to prevent the illness. Even if it is true, it is not supportive.
    Since the person is likely under much physical and emotional stress, you could get any kind of reaction. Please do not be disappointed even if the reaction seems unfriendly.
    Don't tell the patient that they "must" think positive thoughts in order to get better. Saying this puts an intolerable burden on the patient, and it's not even true.
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Celebrate Cancer Awareness Month

Setting aside one month a year for cancer awareness may alert many to the early detection of breast cancer, but to celebrate this, only once a year, is like checking the car for oil, only once a year. We have to use breast detection methods monthly or more often, and to be alert when we find anything in our breasts that does is not normally felt.

   Examine your breasts monthly, or more often if there is a history of breast cancer in your family. Monthly breast exams can reveal changes that could signal breasts cancer, such as a new thickness, a lump or a dimple in the skin.
   Talk to your daughter about breast self examinations. your women should perform this by age 20, so that they can become familiar with their bodies and catch problems early. While breast cancer is usually found in older women, many younger women, late 20's been diagnosed with it as well.
    Have annual breast exams. Mammograms can detect growths way before they are even large enough to feel. Baseline mammograms are recommended for women ages 35 to 40 and recommended earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer.
    Read about and be aware of new improved treatment options. Treatment has greatly improved in recent years. Lumpectomies, surgical removal of the lump and some surrounding tissue, have replaced mastectomies, the removal of the full breast, in treating most women with small breast cancers.

     Mammograms do not hurt. They might pinch the breast for a second, but its worth the discomfort of the pinch, if it prevents you getting breast cancer.
     Consider clinical trials which try to find better ways to prevent, screen for and diagnoses or treat the disease. Check your local hospital or ask your doctor where to find these trials or new was to detect and treat cancer, which may improve the comfort and quality of life for those who have cancer.

     If you do find something, do not panic, nor minimize it, or ignore it. Ignoring it, or fooling yourself by saying it's nothing might make you feel better, but it might cause the lump to grow, if indeed it is cancerous. Most lumps are not cancerous but should be examined by your doctor immediately.
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Avoid Buying Fake Diamond Jewelry

Fake jewelry is one of the main issues that concern various jewelry producers and dealers. Today so-called "deliberate reproduction" of top-level jewelry pieces is among the most popular shadow economy businesses. Many producers of fakes sell them as real. Thus the reputation of real dealers is highly damaged. Today advanced technologies make it hard to tell fake jewelry from real at a glance like it was several decades and centuries ago.

    Before purchasing diamond jewelry try to get as much useful information concerning the product as possible.
    Take a look at the setting that holds the stone. Note that fake diamonds are very often held by low quality metal settings.
    Look at the stone. The real diamond is the hardest stone on Earth. Thus, try to look for scratches, and if you find these types of flaws then you likely have a fake. Buy a diamond tester so that you can test them yourself. They are relatively inexpensive and provide peace of mind. They are readily available in shops and on the internet. You should buy designer jewelry only from official retailers or boutiques of those certain brands.

     When buying diamond jewelry ask for the certificate stating the authenticity of the stone. If you are refused then all you have to do is walk away.
     You should have a special certificate stating that you have purchased a specific piece of jewelry in a specific store. When you find out that you have a fake then you have the right to return the product. Remember that there are no identical stones.
     The certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) ensures the authenticity of the diamond. GIA is the largest institution that presents a grading report when it finishes the examination of the stone.
     It is useful to have the appraisal of the stone made by an individual jeweler from such professional institution like the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
    You can start dealing with a reputable master in jewelry. When you find one, try to stick with them.
     You may consider showing the jewelry to several jewelry masters to be sure if it is fake or real.
     You can tell if a diamond is real or fake by breathing on it. Breathe on your diamond and if the condensation immediately evaporates, it is real. If it doesn't, then it is fake.

 Today the material that is most often used in creating fake diamond jewelry is "moissanite" (silicon carbide). The appearance of moissanite dates to 1998. The selling price of a moissanite is ten times lower that that of a diamond. It is so close to the diamond that sometimes even professionals cannot identify a fake without special equipment.
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Avoid Buying Knockoff and Reproduction Products

If you are going to buy a nice, expensive purse or real diamond at a store, you might well ask if they're selling you a reproduction and making you pay for the real thing. Here are some pointers for avoiding such a rip-off.

    Pay attention to what store are you buying it from. Is it a reputable merchant or have you or others had bad experiences
    Check the tag. Let's say you're buying a black Chanel bag. How much is it? Does it even say Chanel?
    Look at the insignia, logo, or badge. Is the logo crooked? Usually the Chanel logo is straight. Also look at the design and construction. Usually if it's a black bag the inside is hot pink. Check it. The zippers shouldn't be plastic.
    Look at the quality. For a Louis Vuitton purse, is it faded or sort of see-through? That's a bad sign. Is the leather greasy or oily? If so, it's probably not real.
    How about diamonds? Ok lets say your buying a pure diamond. Not on a ring or necklace or anything. Blow you breathe on it. If the diamond holds the fog, its probably fake. Because real diamonds do not hold fog. ok then get a newspaper or piece of paper. Put the diamond on the writing. if you can read through it it's fake. Also if the diamond is scratched or chipped, ask how it happened if they say something other then a diamond scraped it its fake. Diamonds can only be scratched by other diamonds and chipped by diamonds or a really really heavy object. Unless they say its manmade then thats still pretty good.
    Lets say the diamond is in a ring or necklace. First is the ring or necklace pretty heavy? If it isn't its fake. Diamonds are heavy. Then read the stamp or printed in stamp on the inside of the ring or necklace or bracelet, if it says "EG", its electronic gold. fake. Also if its on silver its usually fake but not always. Most of the time diamonds are on gold. Also do the fogging trick again. Ask for more info on the diamond etc. And common sense! What store are you buying from?
   Also, want to know how to tell if someones wearing fake hair? and i mean extentions with fake hair, real hair extentions are harder to define. Fake extentions. Have the girl/guy jump or watch her/him walk. Does the hair bounce up and down or stay flat. if it bounces its usually real or realhair extentions. If it stays down its fake. then watch the wind in their hair. do little pieces fly of the top of her head? its her real hair. Its fake or she/he got some serious short layers. Last, just ask them.

     Don't be scared to ask the cashier person about their product or hair.
     Try an expert for the bags and diamonds.
    If it is real good for you!

    It's usually illegal to sell fake purses with the logo or tag. If your sure its fake, e-mail, call or write a letter to the real company and tell them the store you got it from and etc.
     When your asking about fake hair, be careful don't annoy people about it. People want their space
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Say Goodbye to the Old Way And say Hello to the New Way

In todays world users want software that is faster, easier, and visually exciting. With Microsoft Windows Vista, developers can differentiate their applications by the user experience and provide new ways to help users be productive and make applications more relevant and just plain fun to use. Windows Vista is advance in Windows, with significant innovations in the developer platform and makes it easy to connect to information, systems, people, and devices though a number of innovative integration technologies. Discover Window Vista for gaming and great entertainment.What you can do with vista,you can get more done,do more in less time. It’s easy when your PC works faster, cleaner, and smarter.Enjoy music, and much more.

Windows Vista includes built-in accessibility settings and programs that make it easier for you to see, hear, and use your computer. The accessibility settings and programs in Windows Vista are particularly helpful to people with visual difficulties, hearing loss, pain in their hands or arms, or reasoning and cognitive issues.

Move to Window Vista with confidence . Risk are part of every small business. Discover why Window Vista are not one of them . Introducing Windows Vista Small Business Assurance. You will get the support you need to upgrade your small business. When you buy a new PC with Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate from July 1 through September 30, 2008, you'll receive free support, compatibility assistance, and one-on-one coaching from Microsoft to help ensure a smooth transition. Windows Vista Small Business Assurance telephone representatives will be available to answer questions, provide compatibility assistance, and offer technical support to help small business customers transition to Windows Vista. Support through Windows Vista Small Business Assurance is free and available through October 31, 2008 .

Window Vista has come along way,many customers have shared with us how using Windows Vista has helped their small business succeed. To explore how window vista can help you and your business. Visit the link above and get the most from the great features for your small business.

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