Thursday, November 19, 2009

How To Cope Up With Stress

I'm in my stressful day mode today. I am at home doing nothing, that's why I'm stressed. When I am not doing anything, I begin to think. I think about the things happening today, I think about the future, I even think of the past. When doing so, there is a mixed emotions that I go through. I feel sad, happy, depressed, mad, etc. Thinking just makes me stressed.

There are a lot of ways of how to cope up with stress. There are a lot of websites, reading materials and other media that talks about stress management. I have read one that listed 101 ways on how to deal with stress.

One strategy that I've read and like was the one that suggested to try to be positive. I guess that I am not dealing with the things around me in a positive way that is why I feel that I'm stressed. I have to try being positive and think slowly and plan things. In this way, I would not be overwhelmed with the responsibilities that I have and those coming my way.

Changing the state of one's mind does help. Now I am more relaxed...ready to face whatever challenges that would come my way.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Plus in Blogging

My previous blog was about the emotional reason why I love blogging. Blogging, aside from being my favorite past time, is also a way of earning. Not big time though, but still earning. I'm not the serious type of blogger who blogs seriously for the pay. For me, it is fun earning while blogging at the same time.

How is that? For beginners like me (I consider myself still a beginner, as I stopped for awhile, and still not learned from pros yet), I find sites that offers paid reviews. There are advertisers who wants you to write something about them and link it up to their sites. You get paid by doing so. You see, this is the only way that I know how I can earn in blogging. (Calling pros out there, you might want to teach me some things...comments are highly appreciated. lol).

Writing about other sites or for advertisers are also fun. You get to know more about other things and you might also like what they advertise. You explore more and learn more at the same time.

Why I Love Blogging...

It's been awhile since I last updated my blog. Got busy in my real world job. Blogging is one of my favorite past time. I like writing. I'm not good at it though, but I still love writing.

Blogging is my outlet of emotions. I write when I'm sad, I write when I'm mad, I write when I'm happy....and so on and so forth. ;) I am able to express what I feel in words which I am not able to express much in the real world. Maybe that is why I like blogging. Because in blogging I can say anything I want, express everything I feel, without hurting anybody directly and then feel much better after awhile.

This blog though is not my personal blog. I have another account for that which I already left because friends already knew it was me. I like to keep my identity secret as this is the only way that I can be me in my own way...away from criticisms..away from expectations...away from the world that I live in. I just want my own space in this blogosphere where I can express myself without thinking of what other people might think of how I write, what I write and why I write.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Percy Spencer's Microwave Oven

I was helping my nephew do his assignment this morning. It was to research about famous scientists. After being able to read the scientist's life story, educational background and his contributions to the world, my nephew has to answer a quesetion why he picked the scientist and why does he admire him.

I read Percy Spencer's story and was amazed on his life story and the story behind his invention. Though he never finished school, he was able to invent an important kitchen equipment we use everyday in our life. He became an orphan in his early years and became an apprentice when he was only 12 years old. He joined the Raytheon Company in the 1920's. It was in 1945 that he invented the microwave oven. He discovered the microwave when he was in one of Raytheon Companies where he felt a sudden and odd feeling surge through his body. On the same time, he noticed that his chocolate bar melted. He observed that this was because he was standing in front of a magnetron and realized that the power tube have other uses as well. He then took some corn kernels and held it up to the magnetron to see the effects it would have on it. It then amazed him as the popcorn formed. From this, the microwave oven was developed.

His being observant is truly admirable as through this, he was able to think of possibilities and came up with a new equipment known today as the microwave oven. In our busy world today, the microwave oven is very much needed at home. We can use this to cook or heat food in a short period of time. Spencer's invention is truly a great contribution to our world.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Electric Fan Cleaning Tips

Electric fans take the brunt of the summer heat. Keeping them clean and well-maintained assured us that they not only deliver cool air every time we need them but that they also do not out us in danger.

Cleaning tips:
  • When used daily, an electric fan must be cleaned once a week. Accumulated dust and dirt hamper fan efficiency.
  • Unplug the unit first before cleaning.
  • The major parts that must be cleaned are the front and rear guard or blade cover, blade, front and rear outer cover of the fan motor. These are detachable and can be cleaned with warm soapy water.
  • The fan motor itself must be kept dry and cleaned using a paint brush.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Marketing Tips

In a business, it is important that you have a good marketing. This is your way to reach your target market. Here are some ways to market your product:
  • Newspaper Ads - Since there are a lot of newspapers, you first have to identify your market. After identifying your market, you then select which newspaper you would choose that caters to your target market. If you are just selling your products in your area, choose the most read local newspaper and have your ads printed there.
  • Trade Show - There are business groups that organize trade show displays. This is an avenue for companies to promote their products. Products are displayed in the exhibit booths. Trusses can also be used as display booths.
  • TV/Radio Ads - Same as that of the newspaper ads, you have to identify first your target market. Then you select what time of day you want your ads to be aired.
  • Flyers/Leaflets - This is used usually on real estate ads or fastfood ads. This might not be reaching your target market though. Most who receives flyers/leaflets just throw them away without even reading them.
  • Promotional Items - You can also give promotional items both to existing or prospect clients. Usual items given are ballpens with logo or name, mugs, logo floor mats, umbrellas and other items that are often used or seen. With this, one can be reminded often about your company name and products.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baby Your Face

Nothing looks fresher than a clear complexion. If your skin is getting a bit dull, check out these quick fixes.

1. Wash with luke-warm water. Heat can aggrevate sensitive facial skin, resulting in broken capillaries or redness.

2. Skip soap. Most contain alkalines that are potentially irritating. Use a gentle cleanser instead.

3. Apply moisturizer before blow-drying your hair. This will prevent the hot air from drying out your epidermis and accentuating fine lines.

4. Mix foundation with moisturizer for a sheer finish. Blend together a bit of each on the back of your hand and use a make-up sponge for smooth application.

5. Hide fine lines. Gently apply a creamy concealer with a small, synthetic-bristled brush. Then lightly dust loose powder over the area.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Healthy and Glowing Skin From Within

Antioxidants can help delay aging. This is so because it can prevent damage in the body cells . It also improves the immune system.

Antioxidants can be found in fruits and vegetables. A lot are manufacturing supplements with antioxidants as well. This just proves that many already know the importance of antioxidants for a healthier body.

An effect of antioxidant in our body is a healthy and glowing skin. Though we find antioxidants in lotions, facial cream, moisturizers, etc., it is believed that eating fruits and vegetables is more effective and natural.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

No-Odor Fridge

Baking Soda is used not only in baking breads, cakes, etc. but it can be useful in other things as well. One very popular is that of baking soda used as underarm deodorant.

Baking soda is safe to use as this is a compound that can be found in the environment -- in soil, in nature and even in our bodies. Since it is of natural form, thus, this can't be of harm in our environment.

One of the many uses of baking soda that I personally like is that it can be used as a deodorizer for the refrigerator. The refrigerator can sometimes smell nasty. A little help of a small amount of baking soda can solve this little odor problem:

Clean your fridge and freezer with dry soda sprinkled on a damp cloth. Rinse with clear water. Put some baking soda in an open container and put it inside the fridge and freezer. The baking soda will absorb odors. Stir and turn over the soda from time to time and replace every 2 months or as needed.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Calories Under Control

  • Reducing serving sizes. Stick to moderate portions of food. Savor each bite. Eating slowly lets your brain get the message that your stomach is full, before you over eat. You'll find it also allows you to appreciate the flavor of the food.
  • Cut dietary fat and cholesterol by selecting low-fat foods; switching to low-fat dairy products; and limiting use of eggs and cheeses.
  • Increase fiber by eating whole-grain products; dry beans; peas; fruits and vegetab;es.
  • Minimize sodium by cutting back on salt in food preparation and at the table; and processed foods high in salt.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

When You Meet Someone with Disability

Being introduced to a person in a wheelchair or someone who's blind may catch you off guard. Some of us are unsure of how to act and afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) offers a few suggestions for making a good impression.

If the person...

... is visually impaired. Never pet or play with a guide dog; you'll distract the animal from its job.

... has a speech impediment. Be patient, listen attentively, and resist the temptation to finish his sentences or speak for him.

... is in a wheelchair. Sit down, if possible, so you can chat eye to eye. Don't touch the wheelchair (or, similarly, someone's crutches or cane), because it's considered within the boundaries of an individual's personal space.

... has a hearing loss. Always speak directly to the person, not to her interpreter or assistant if on is present. If you raise your voice, it becomes distorted and even more difficult to understand. Just speak clearly and slowly, facing her. People who are deaf depend a lot on facial expression and gestures for communication cues.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Preventing Foot-Care Problems

To protect feet, observe the following:
  • Wear leisure shoes when walking on rough grounds to lessen the chance of corns and calluses.
  • Wear flexible-soled shoes with wide, rounded toes and low heels when walking long distances. It is said that the heel of a shoe should not be more than two inches high because higher heels tend to jam the toes to the front of the shoe.
  • Wear socks with tennis shoes to absorb perspiration and protect feet from blistering caused by irregularities in the shoe's lining.
  • Wear elastic stockings and elevate the feet each day for about an hour, if your feet tend to swell.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Prepping for Pregnancy

1. Get a prenatal check-up --- six months to a year before you plan to conceive. If you have a pre-existing health condition or are taking any medications, ask your doctor how they might affect your pregnancy.

2. Take your vitamins. Start about three months prior to concpetion to build up a good supply in your system before pregnancy. Don't go overboard with the vitamins though. Some can be toxic in high doses.

3. Give up your vices. Both smoking and alcohol consumption increase risk of miscarriage, low birthweight, birth defects, and other problems.

4. Get to your ideal weight. Women who are at least 35 percent above their ideal weight are more apt to have very large babies.

5. Eat a well-balanced diet.

6. Start exercising. You want to prime your body for labor with workouts that strengthen your heart and tone your muscles.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fresh Fish

Check the following when choosing fish from the market:
  • Eyes must be clear and bright, not red. They must be full and often protruding not sunked.
  • Scales must be shiny and intact.
  • Gills must be pinkish red and not slimy.
  • Flesh must be firm, tender, and should spring back when lightly pressed with the fingers.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Herbal Medicines for Aches and Pains

Herbs and other plants have been used for healing since the beginning of time. Although the use of herbal medicine is more prevalent in rural areas and among the elderly, it will not hurt to have your own little drugstore at your backyard.

Here are the most common plants used for their therapeutic physical benefits:

Lagundi and Yerba Buena. For different body aches.
Sambong. For stomach pains and swelling.
Bayabas. For headaches and swollen gums.
Alagaw. Used to relieve gas pains.

PRECAUTIONS. Some things to consider before taking any herbal medicines:
  • Consult your doctor.
  • Herbs should not be taken by children or pregnant or nursing women, unless under a doctor's supervision.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Effective Underarm Deodorant

Baking soda is a natural underarm deodorant. True.

It's simple chemistry. The unpleasant smell we call body odor occurs when skin bacteria mix with the perspiration and fatty acids that are secreted from glands just below the skin's surface. The bacteria digest these fatty acids and excrete them, causing the odor.

Baking soda neutralizes the fatty acids making them a less desirable food source and at the same time slightly weakens the bacteria.

One hitch: Baking soda will not stop wetness. So while it can keep you sweet-smelling, you may want to apply an anti-perspirant.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Get relief from the following body aches and pains with some of these suggested simple strokes:

Headaches. Apply pressure on your temples using your thumbs. Breathe deeply and rotate your thumbs.

Tensed Shoulders. Place your right hand on your left shoulder and gently squeeze using your palm and fingers. Hold for several seconds before releasing. Do the same with the other shoulder.

Tired Hands. Make circular movements using your thumb around the base of the palm of the other hand. Put a little pressure while doing the massage.

Backaches. Put your hands/fingers on the lower back at either side. Stroke down firmly and glide back.

Aching legs. Place both hands on the sides of the leg. Massage smoothly from ankle up to knee part repeatedly.