Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Prevent Cancer - Using Fruits And Vegetables

While researches are still ongoing to cure cancer, many experts agree that below fruits and vegetables do prevent cancer.
These great fruits and vegetables rich in plan-based nutrients can both prevent and halt their growth.
Yet researches were unable to find how exactly these super stuffs work.

Following are the top foods if you'd like to cut the cancer risk or to recover from it.
* Blueberris, Acai Berries and Grapes.
* Green Tea.
* Tomatoes.
* Broccoli and Cabbage.
* Garlic, Leeks and Onions.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Conficker C - Not A Usual April Fool's Day Prank

Conficker C is a Internet worm, a type of virus that has been in circulation since late 2008.
This worm or malware specifically targets Microsoft's operating systems.
This is designed to bypass popular security programs with a trigger date of April 1st 2009.
One of the first things it will attempt to do is turn off the automatic updates in Windows.
One of the many ways that your system can get infected is from e-mail attachments, links
to malicious websites and from downloading files from P2P networks.
No one is quite sure exactly what it will do on April 1st 2009.
Microsoft has offered quarter million dollar on the head of the writer of the worm.
From your end be sure to update all patches and make sure anti virus software is running.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Popular Supplement Medicines

Supplement medicines plays a vital role in today's health care.
Supplement medicines would fall under Natural Medicine along with
Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Deep Breathing, Herbal Remedies, Massage Therapy and so on.
Most people don't have enough time to choose healthy food in this busy world to include in their diet.
Others don't follow the diet plan prescribed by their doctors.
Whatever the case, many end up in taking Supplement medicines to offset the difference due to their life style.

Here are some of the most popular supplements listed in the order.

* Fish Oil - To support brain and heart health.
* Glucosamine - To help joint problems.
* Echinacea - To help immune system fight off infections.
* Flaxseed - To improve asthma and fight inflammation.
* Ginseng - To lessen stress and increase stamina.
* Ginkgo - An antioxidant that supports blood flow, particularly to the brain.
* Garlic - For heart health and cancer prevention.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Uber Amazing Blog Award

I received this award from David Funk, who is one of the kindest and enthusiastic blogger I've met on-line.
He is also a good friend of mine. I recommend checking his site out if you haven't yet, and he will gladly return the favor.
Thanks again David for the passing on this award and I really do appreciate it.

Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:

* inspires you
* makes you smile and laugh
* or maybe gives amazing information
* a great read
* has an amazing design
* and any other reasons you can think of that makes them
* uber amazing

The rules of this award are:

* Copy the badge and put the logo on your blog sidebar or post.

* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!

* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.

* Share the love and link to this this post and to the person you received your award from.

* Come back and comment here so that your link could be added to the master list of awardees.

I'm going to pass this award to all my friends here in the blogosphere, but I do want to make mention of some of the people besides David that have been very supportive and kind here:
Since most of my friends were already awarded this amazing blog award by David, I'm not mentioning their names.

Arnies, Arniev, Awang, Carlos, Eden, E-pera, Fajardesign, PakkaTikka, Rens, Schizoshrink, Venue, Z4o08 and all my friends listed under Fellow Bloggers in EasyBingo.

Everyone else can grab this award, too.
Thank you all for the kindness and support for me and this blog.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Earth Hour 2009 - Turn Off Your Lights

Earth hour of 2009 is about to be observed on Saturday, March 28, 2009.
People around the globe are urged to turn off their light for one hour on March 28 between 8:30 to 9:30 P.M.
Earth Hour is a global climate change initiative, led by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) to demonstrate that individual action is important and it adds up to make a big difference in saving our earth from global warming.
To date, a record 900 cities and towns in 75 countries have committed to turn off their lights on March 28 at 8:30 P.M.
This includes Governments, business and individuals turning off their lights for an hour to support action on climate change.
Earth Hour was first held in Sydney, Australia in 2007. The idea took off in 2008, when there were 371 cities involved.
I started observing it from 2008. Even this year we are going to observe the earth hour.
I hope you'll also do your part to our mother earth.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Omega-3s Are Amazing

Omega 3s are essential fatty acids (EFAs) vital for our health.
They are needed for brain development and central nervous system functioning.
They reduce all kinds of inflammatory conditions, linked to healthy heart etc.

Omega3 Benefits:
* Decreasing risk of arrhythmia, a cause of sudden cardiac death
* Reducing risk of heart attack and stroke
* Lowering triglyceride and lipo protein levels
* Contributing to lower blood pressure
* Reducing inflammatory responses

Omega3 Sources:
* In fishes like Salmon, Sardines, Light Tuna, Mackerel and Herring.
* Mercury free fish oil supplements (For those who don't eat fish)
* Flax seed, Walnuts, Pumpkin seeds and Soybeans for vegetarians

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Current Economic Crisis - Simplified

Jessica is the proprietor of a bar.
To increase sales, she decides to allow her customers (most of them are unemployed) to drink now and pay later.
She keeps track on their tabs.

Word gets around about this scheme, increasing numbers of customers flood into Jessica's bar.
Taking advantage, Jessica increases her prices for wine and beer.
Jessica's sales volume increases massively and there by her virtual profit.

Since she was buying more liquor than any other, she got good extended debt period from her suppliers.
A dynamic consultant at the bank recognizes Jessica's customer debts as valuable future assets, increases her borrowing limit.
Kim, Jessica's competitor astonished by the sales, introduces the same scheme in her bar to increase sales.

At the bank headquarter; experts transform these customer asset-backed securities into bonds like DRINKBONDS and PUKEBONDS.
These bonds are then traded on markets. No one really understands what these are and how they are guaranteed.
Nevertheless, as their prices continuously climb, the securities become top-selling items.

So no one was complaining, customers getting drink on debt.
Jessica getting drinks on credit from supplier.
Bank sold these securities off to market as bond and these bonds were being purchased and sold among themselves by investors.

Although the prices are still climbing, a risk manager (the spoil sport) of the bank wakes up suddenly.
He decides that the time has come to demand payment of the debts incurred by the drinkers at Jessica's bar.
However they cannot pay back the debts. Jessica cannot fulfill her loan obligations and claims bankruptcy.

DRINKBOND drop in price by 95%. PUKEBOND performs better, stabilizing in price after dropping by 85%.
The suppliers of Jessica's bar, having granted her generous payment due dates are now faced with tough situation.
Within a month, Jessica's supplier also claims bankruptcy.

Only the bank is saved by the government.
The required funds for this purpose are obtained by a tax levied on the non-drinkers.
Now Kim's bank is next in line asking for bailout from government.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Going Out Of Business Sales - Think Twice

Liquidation sales are not always a good deal because they are not designed to help the buyer save money.
"Doors Closing Forever" and "Everything must go" are catchy phrases to scam the consumer by creating a sense of urgency.

So what is going on behind a liquidation sale:
* Companies that are going out of business want to make maximum cash before closing for good.
* They hire liquidation experts, to organize the liquidation.
* Liquidation Company must detail inventory, set prices and discount prices, create warranties, run advertisements and more.
* It is not the store that is running this sale.
* Liquidation companies get in for a fixed amount or on a percentage basis.
Like all deals where middle men are involved, both parties are not going to get a fair deal.

Points To Remember While Buying In Liquidation Sale:
* Always compare the prices before buying, most items would be overpriced and discounted.
* All sales are final, so be sure with your purchase.
* Most items won't have proper warranty.
* Always pay with you credit or debit card. There is chance that your card company might help you in case of any dispute.
* Buy small merchandise and not like Camcorder or a Plasma TV.

Liquidation firms are not in the business of providing customer service to maintain lifelong customers.
They're in the business of selling whatever is left in a store as quickly as possible, at a price as consumers are willing to pay.
Once it's paid for and out the door, they'll likely do whatever it takes to keep merchandise from coming back into the store.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Suicide Agents Arrested

Four agents, all above 60 years old, from the "Final Exit Network" were charged in for assisting the suicide of a 58 year old man from Georgia.
The investigation began after the deceased man's family reported suspicious bustle in his death.
As part of the investigation, the investigators set up a undercover operation.

A detective becomes a member in "Final Exit Network" after paying $50 for the membership, to obtain their assistance with his suicide.
An "Exit Guide" was assigned to detective's case. The exit guide visited detective and instructed to purchase some items.
On the main day (February 25, 2009), the detective was visited by a "Senior Exit Guide" along with "Exit Guide".
The senior exit guide instructed the process and said after the member's death, all evidence will be removed from the scene.

Following this, investigators arrested Claire Blehr (76) of Atlanta, Thomas E. Goodwin (63) of Kennesaw & Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert (81) of Baltimore.
Nicholas Alec Sheridan (60) of Baltimore has been charged but not in custody. Investigators said more arrests could be made.

I've heard about lot of jobs but I wonder why they picked this "Hell Job" after their retirement.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sneezing And Bless You

You would have come across many people saying "Bless You" while someone sneeze.
Have you ever wonder why they say it or did you ask them why?

Sources say they originated thousands of years ago.
"God Bless You" is attributed to Pope Gregory the Great, who uttered it in the 6th century during a plague epidemic.
Sneezing is an obvious symptom of one form of the plague during that time.

Some say that the heart stops momentarily when someone sneeze and his or her back to life is welcomed by saying "Bless You".
But health related articles say that heart wont stop during sneeze and it is a misconception.

Some believe that evil spirits use the sneeze as an opportunity to enter a person's body.
Saying "bless you" would stop this window of opportunity.

In general sneezing is a sign of cold or allergy and can be provoked in the sunlight or from smelling a strong odor.
Whatever may be the reason, we persist in the custom of saying "Bless You" out of common courtesy or habit.

  • http://health.howstuffworks.com/sneezing.htm