Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Designing a kitchen needs considerable planning and creative thinking. Work surfaces, floorings, cabinets, kitchen appliances and even lighting and ventilation should be well planned.

There are variety of materials to choose from for work surfaces, floorings and cabinets. They range from wood, ceramic tile, laminated plastic, butcher block, brushed steel to marble. With the available varying styles, colors and pattern, the selection of materials depends on the style of service offered, the type of establishment and the budget of the owner of the food service establishment.

In the choice of kitchen appliances, like the range, refrigerator, and other modern gadgets, the size of the kitchen and the group using the kitchen should be considered Self-cleaning and readily removable parts is an advantage and ensures energy efficiency.

Lighting arrangement in the kitchen should illuminate the entire room, with extra fixtures for special work areas. Lighting needs are determined by room size, wall color, ceiling size and eyesight.

An adequate ventilation system is a requisite part of kitchen design. Installing a ventilation system depends on indoor/outdoor air flow. Generally, the ventilating system is located in the hood above the cook top unit or in the wall. Ceiling fans may be installed, but they must be powerful enough to absorb heat and odors. There aer two types of ventilation fans available, ducted and non-ducted, which vary in size, style and price.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Because of mush expense to constantly paying for house rent, my husband and I decided to buy a house. It is situated in Katy, Texas. It has 4 bedrooms, a wide living room, two dining places, of course, a kitchen, a clean, spacious bathroom and comfort room and a wide swimming pool where we could plunge and relax sometime. The yard is wide that children could run and play. Actually, we are about to transfer this Saturday - February 27. That is why, we already packed all things in each moving boxes.

The most essential thing in this world is the freedom of expression through writing. It is a tool that will lead people to know and to understand that even though how complicated this life should be, there are ways to better cope with the crisis through written compositions. And I believe that people from all walks of life have something in mind to share to the wider world about any topics of general interest, whether it be news, sports, education, health and fitness, technology, events, entertainment, etc. Such freedom of expression is nourishly spread to the whole masses and it is unstoppable. Actually, every person has the potential to excel in writing even though they don't have massive idea what it's like. As long as there are ideas to share, that is indeed an article because people around the world have various points-of-view and reviews about the said topic.

That is why, I am apt to writing. Actually, I am not a good writer in the beginning, but believing in my potential that I can freely express whatever I want to share to the public, it makes me a good writer. I often submit my personal written compositions like poems, stories, research work, thesis writing, article writing, views and reviews with the use of the Internet so that my talent will be recognized as well as my ideas will be heard by the public.

Actually, it is not difficult to be a writer. All it needs is your honest ideas that is coming from your heart, the kind of expression you want to convey to your audience and the desire to let them feel that what you have written is not boring after all. That is why, if you have the mouth of brilliant ideas, better submit your articles so that you will let the world know that you wonderfully exist after all.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Seeing a child grow and develop is one of life's greatest satisfaction and accomplishment. A parent is deeply overjoyed with the observation that his or her child is growing as he or she is being nurtured and cared for.

In the stages of growing and developing, the parents must be the active participants to ensure the welfare of the child. Proper guidance should begin to a child to ensure his or her safety and develop him or her physically, mentally, socially and psychologically.

The growth and development of normal children follow a general pattern, but the rate may differ from one child to another. This means that some children's development rate may be faster than others and are most visible and observable during the infancy period.

Teething occurs during the infant stage and early childhood which is between six to eight months. The first set of teeth are called milk teeth, which are already forming in the gums when an infant is born. Four incisors, two cuspids or canines, and four premolars comprise the baby's milk teeth. The first teeth appear are the two lower incisors and usually grows in the second half of the baby's first year(Rojo, et al., 1998).

Because of the growth of teeth through the gums, it is painful and makes the baby very uncomfortable.

Thus, to ensure good care of the teeth, here are some suggestions;

1. Mothers, during conception should eat foods rich in calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D.
2. Give the baby boiled water between feedings to wash away milk and other foreign bodies.
3. Encourage baby to eat and chew hard food to exercise the teeth and gums.
4. Adequate milk and other source of calcium and phosphorus and enough sunshine should be provided in the first two years of life.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

You may not think a clutch is a speed part, unless you have struggled with an overly stiff heavy-duty one. Quick shifts are key for quick e.t.'s, and he Super Twin is designed for street and track use in cars with up to 1,500 lb-ft of torque but amazingly and high-carbon billet steel milled to 0.001 inch for perfect balance and actuation, it also has tremendous life expectancy. Carbon graphite disc are standard, but organic, fiber and full metallic options are available. The twin is also rebuildable, and replacement components or rebuild services are always available.

Friday, February 19, 2010

"It's a challenge in a game of this magnitude to keep everyone making the same game," says Chris Cao, the confidant, jovial lead designer of DCUO. Cao's intimate familiarity with the perils of MMO development was earned plowing the same role on SOE's EverQuest II, a credibility crucial to surviving the hard, pointy end of the highly competitive work of MMO creation. If next-gene-marathon, then producing a successful MMO is the untraman endurance challenge.

Illustrating that fact, as we wandered the otherwise non-descript office hallways of SOE's Austin Office, colorful, invariably stylish concept art piece created by Executive Creator Director Jim Lee (ans his team at Wildstorm) adorned the walls, confessing "Approved" date stamps from mid-2006. Since the game still has a vague 2009 release plan, that's at least three years of art development; the design outline was being fleshed out even earlier. Lee's role is to ensure his own DC universe style is retained throughout every facet of the design, to provide a canon seal of approval, and help navigate the relationship with license holders DC Comics to the betterment of the gameplay experience.

To ensure that visual credibility, the team at Lee's Wildstorm studio has created some 1,300 to 1,400 concept art piece for the game, covering characters and locations to retain a visual consistency familiar to all fans of a franchise that has endured for some 70 years.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"You" Time

Lack of solitude can lead to increased stress and undermined health. According to Alice Domar, Ph.D., director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health in Waltham, Mass., and coauthor of Be Happy Without Being Perfect (Crown, 2008), says that most complaints she hears most from her patients: "Why can't I just be alone for a while?"

A certain amount of unstructured solitude is crucial to each of us - for recharging our batteries and getting perspective on daily challenges. The stress that results from too rarely being alone can tax your immune system, interrupt your sleep and substantially increase your anxiety, Domar added.

Thus, even when people do get alone time, they try to "get things done" instead of relaxing. They key to healthy solitude? A few thoughtful choices and firm boundaries.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Women and men when it comes to emotions are wired differently. Psychologist Susan Pinker says, "Some studies show that men's brains respond to stress by activating a part of the limbic system that prompts action." This means that if you want a man to listen sympathetically instead of solving the problem for you, you'll have to say so.

"Men don't pick up emotional nuance as quickly as women do, and women put emotion into word faster," says researcher Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of The Female Brain. In women's brains, the left and right hemispheres more often work simultaneously. This means, women relay messages from the amygdala (the almond-shaped in the brain that helps regulate human emotion) where emotions are triggered, to the brain's left hemisphere where those emotions are verbalized, more quickly. So be patient, and give him a chance to formulate a response to whatever you're saying.

On the other hand, Sandra Witelson, Ph.D., and her team of researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario found that women have more neurons in parts of the cortex of the temporal love, which is associated with processing and understanding language, than men do. "That plays a role in why women, on average, perform better than men on verbal tasks," UC Irvine neuroscientist Larry Cahill,Ph.D., explains.

The point is: Sometimes not talking about his emotions is the only way he can deal with them. Letting a day go by before coming back to the issue might get him to open up.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Not so long ago, experts saw the brain is mysterious and tough to interpret. But with new imaging tools, like the functional MRI, which allows doctors to see brain activity in real time, psychiatrists are starting to better understand how the brain works - and how it become imparied. According to Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, M.D., chief of psychiatry services at Massachussetts General Hospital in the article of Women's Health magazine (November, 2008), yet despite recent ingihts, the biggest challenge continues to be the stigma associated with mental illness and reluctance of patients to seek help. He added, " Only half of those with a mental disorder receive any form of treatment, and those who do often get only minimal care."

"Meditation, exercise or even mind-numbing chores like folding laundry or organizing your junk drawer can help calm anxieties and return a sense of control," says Diana L. Dell, M.D., assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry and of obstetrics and gynecology at the Duke University Medical Center.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I came up with smart new ways to organize beach towel, toys and all other warm-weather stuff.

Mu kids need to put on their SPF 30 several times a day. That's why, I make it easier for them to remember by keeping lotions, sticks and sprays in a small cooler that I leave on the front steps or carry out to the pool. I also did not forget to include some kid-safe bug repellent.

At home, I set up wire cubbies in the back hall or mudroom and fill them with all things summer life beach towels, flip-flops, hats, sunglasses and toys. Any leftovers sand will end up on the floor beneath the shelves and so, it is easy for me to sweep them.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In this crucial time that all are experiencing great economic crisis, it is a must not to be sick. But the feeling of pain and weakness of the body is inevitable. Thus, prevention is better than cure if one is truly feeling the crisis nowadays in all aspects.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A review of 27 studies in Clinical Infectious Disease found that washing hands with either type of soap prevented routine childhood ailments, according to Jan Sheehan on her column in The Parents magazine, 2008, p.52. However, some experts are concerned that widespread use of triclosan, the active ingredient in antibacterial soaps, might lead germs to become resistant to antibiotics, she added. As a result, doctors advised to use liquid soap because germs can thrive on the icky residue that tends to collect on bar soap and in soap dishes. Regular washing of the hands with warm water for at least 20 seconds (the amount of time to sing the alphabet song) is also recommended.

On the other hand, hand sanitizers that contain alcohol are a good substitute in the absence of soap. So wherever you go, keep a bottle in your car and your purse.

I have been enjoying the pleasure of using the Internet and in fact, I have numerous sites and blogs. In the first time that I was an amatuer of the said expertise, I was not minding how important subscribing to search engine companies for me to dominate large traffic and search engine searches with my site. Apparently, I did not lose hope, but instead I ask help from the Online Marketing Consultant.

Being not aware of the system of the computer business for the first time, it would really make me blank. But now that I thoroughly understand the process and the way it works, I am totally proud that I am gaining much knowledge and confidence in some cases about the Internet.

Indeed, in this generation where all access can be made possible with the use of the computer, I think people who find themselve new to the system should always seek assistance to the expert. And I did just the right thing. In fact, I'm glad to have learned at least some now.

I bought a pair of running shoes that perfectly fit my feet. I was at a specialty running store where a fit expert evaluates my gait. She watched me run on a treadmill and around the store. Then, she recommends the best pair of shoes for me. Maybe what the fit expert just did for me was just exactly the right thing.

According to Amanda Smith, Editorial Assistants in Women's Ger Guide (2008), there are three things to consider in choosing the right running shoes: Stability/Support, Motion Control and Neutral Foot Cushioning.

Most runners are moderate overpronators, meaning their feet roll inward excessively. Thus, if they experience shin splints, or chronic kneel lower back pain, overpronation may be the culprit. "Combat overpronation with a pair of stability/support shoes which are designed to counteract your feet's inward roll by blocking the movement with thicker materials at the midsole or heel," says Smith. On the other hand, if you're flat-footed, motion control shoes is best for you because it has built-in stability which provide support on both sides of the shoe. Furthermore, runners who often have high arches and normal pronation, neutral shoes works best for them. In as much as underpronators (which specifically called supinators) Smith advised them to avoid buying shoes with a stability device. "Shoes with stability device for supinators encourage the feet's outward roll," says Smith.

As a result, experts recommend buying a running shoe half a size larger than the dress shoe to avoid feet well when running. Also, shop for shoes in the afternoon. Your feet swell during the course of a day, and by afternoon they are at their largest, added Smith.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Communication is always a fad and it doesn't cease. Whether you're out of town or just merely hanging around, a call, a beep, a text updates you with what's going on. But there are some deeper issues that communication companies are figuring out or in the process of 'getting there' phenomena. One such manifestation is the controversy of using the unlimited calling plans if it si a wise option or a burden for all.

Here's the news, the fact, which was written by Jennifer Saranow Schultz on her report at Yahoo News last February 5, 2010 which was also provided by New York Times.

Last month, Verizon and AT&T announced that they were on their unlimited cellphone calling plans to $70 a month from $100. But despite the recent price cuts, unlimited calling plans may not be the best cellphone deal for most consumers, according to an analysis from Validas LLC, which provides online cellphone plan recommendations at According to Validas’s results, unlimited calling plans are the most cost effective plan option for only 7 percent of mobile subscribers. The results are based on Validas’s database of information about 18,000 phone lines.

To determine if an unlimited calling plan was the best option, Validas matched up last month the usage patterns displayed by each mobile subscriber’s line with the cheapest call plan available to serve that behavior. It analyzed mobile subscriber behavior, like who the user called most, minutes used, text sent, time of day of calls, data usage, downloads and 411 fees. Among other results, of the about 3,240 cellphone users who were already signed up for an unlimited plan, Validas found that the unlimited plans actually weren’t the best deal for 75 percent of them. Instead, it found that downsized options like 900- or 450-minute plans were the most cost-effective options for those consumers. One probable reason the unlimited plans didn’t generally come up on top was that the new deals don’t include free unlimited text messaging or data usage. So they may not be the most cost effective for customers who frequently use their phones to send text or e-mail messages. According to this recent New York Times article, both carriers are betting on making back the money they lost with the price cuts through higher charges for data service. Here’s another reason: With cellphone carriers offering fewer options for big family plans, more people are being sold unlimited plans that are full of minutes that are never used, according to Validas.

Among the online services available to help you figure out if an unlimited calling plan is right for you, will do a free analysis of your cellphone bill and tell you how much you can potentially save. But to find out what plans may be best for you to achieve those savings, you’ll have to pay $5 for a one-time report, or up to $24 for two years of monthly reports. Elsewhere, which first started as an online tool to help individuals find the best cellphone plan based on their usage profiles, will do a free analysis of your cellphone bill or usage patterns and provide plan recommendations. In some cases, BillShrink generates revenue when it refers customers to a new carrier or recommends they renew a contract with their existing one. Samir Kothari, co-founder and vice president for products at BillShrink, said he believed that unlimited calling plans were actually still “a better deal for more people” now than in the past. According to a BillShrink analysis, an unlimited plan was the top recommendation to 12 percent of those who used the site in the past two weeks, compared with 4 percent in August — before the most recent changes to unlimited plans.

What do you think of the unlimited calling plans? Are they a good deal? Why or why not?

I always love to use my computer but having numerous files in one is such a problem especially when I shifted to use the other computer of my husband. Thus, it doesn't give me the better option but instead to go again to my own PC. As I have recently known and use sync program, I am very glad that even though I have numerous files even with the use of two computers at home, it is made possible because I can have copies in two computer. That is what the power of synchronization of files made.

Indeed, technology is getting updated and fast, making everyone's life more meaningful and worth cherishing. It is in fact, the better solution to multiple files. Now, I don't have to worry if I use my PC or my husband's PC because my I can now scan my files even I use which computer at home. This is indeed, absolutely great!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Studies revealed that more than 800 children drown every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Once a child's head goes underwater, it only takes a few minutes for her heart to stop and brain damage to occur," says pediatrician, Dr. Gary Smith, M.D., director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

In order to avoid drowning dangers, Dr. Smith shared these essential tips:

Keep you toddler or preschooler within arm's reach whenever he's in or near water. Never let an older child out of your sight. Don't get distracted when your child is in or near a pool or has access to any water.

Equip your pool with four-sided fencing at least four feet high, a rigid cover, and anti-entrapment drain covers. Empty kiddie pools and remove ladders to above-ground pools after using. Don't leave pool toys in the water or near the pool area.

Learn CPR and keep a cell phone handy in case of emergency. Don't rely on arm floats or air-filled tubes to keep your child safe. Have her wear a U.S., Coast Guard-approved life preserver if she's on a boat or near water.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Okay, I confess: I sometimes scream when I get totally angry. It often seems like the only surefire way I can get my kids to listen. But I recently took a vow - and discovered a quieter, more effective way to encourage good behavior.

"Counting to 10" doesn't work for me especially when I extremely get mad because I forget to do it. But thanks to Gretchen Rubin's Tips for Squelching Your Anger because it often reminds me to manage my worst behavior and I heed in taking into personal realization her advice. Actually, here are some of her tips:

1. Don’t give in to my anger. Many people believe in the “catharsis hypothesis” and think that expressing anger is healthy-minded and relieves their feelings. Not so. Studies show that expressing anger only aggravates it. I’ve certainly found this to be true; once I get going, I can whip myself into a fury. It’s better to stay calm.

2. Let the sun go down on my anger. I tend to get irritated with the Big Man at night, probably because I’m tired. Now I force myself to wait until the next day to berate him about this or that. And the next morning, my anger is completely gone.

3. Accept blame. I hate being in the wrong, and often snap back when people find fault with something I’ve done. Now I really try to pause to ask myself, “Am I in the wrong?” and to respond with gentleness.

4. Ask: “Am I improving the situation?” This works especially well with the Big Girl. If I get angry with her, she has a complete melt-down. It’s unpleasant, but her reactions have sure helped me get better control of myself. Now, when I have the urge to snap, I think, “Is this going to help the situation?” And the answer is always NO.

5. Find “an area of refuge.” I lifted this phrase from a sign near an elevator at Yale Law School—it struck me as funny. Research shows that when people’s thoughts are unoccupied, brooding sets in. So I try to “find an area of refuge” in my mind; that is, to dwell on serene thoughts instead of brooding and fussing. Along the same lines…

6. Distract myself. Indulging in “overthinking”—dwelling on trifling slights, unpleasant encounters, and sadness—leads to bad feelings. I can enrage myself by obsessing on some petty annoyance. In what the Big Man calls the “downward spiral,” I begin to rail about every negative episode in recent memory. Now I deliberately distract my thoughts, usually by thinking about some writing question.

7. Ask: am I mad at myself? Martha Beck makes the interesting argument that we brood on other people’s faults when we subconsciously identify with them; what we condemn in other people is what we condemn in ourselves. So now when someone is making me angry, I ask myself, “Can I accuse myself of the same fault?” In a telling bit of psychology, I’ve noticed Beck’s observation to be very true for other people, but not so much for myself! Do I suspect a bit of self-denial might be going on…?

8. Laugh. Humor is the answer to everything (humor and exercise). Now when I absolutely can’t hold back my anger, I at least try to insert a joke, or make fun of myself, or assume a lighter tone as I rant on. So instead of sniping out a comment like “Can you PLEASE just answer my emails so I can deal with these horrible logistics issues?!” I might say something like, “I’m thinking of getting a homing pigeon that will fly to your office and rap on your window with its beak until you send me an answer.” The added advantage of this approach is that no matter how the other person responds, I feel less angry and more light-hearted when I adopt a lighter tone.

There are times when I actually give myself a headache when I'm always in anger. I am tired of it and I'm over with it. I want a quiet, healthier life now. Thanks to Gretchen!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

For years, even past time decade, artists express themselves in art through painting. The kind of artistic and creative works evidently shown what they want to portray or appear to their audiences.

It has been noted that there are lots of paintings that are not easy to understand. It is obviously figurative in meaning. Thus, the only exciting mystery of being an artist, a painter is that they are only the sole, extraordinary person that could unlock the mystery behind what they have portrayed. It is the reason why until now artists shared hanging explanations when audience are trying to simply look at their masterpiece. What lies in that hidden mystery is what most of the people from all walks of life get attracted into.

In fact, there are various individuals that when they go to a certain places or when they have trips to attend to, all they want is to reminisce the memories they have in that certain wonderful place and many of them prefer to buy paintings of various genre as a sort of memorabilia.

A good case in point is the graffiti artist, Banksy. He has loaded his artworks with double meaning. He respects his audience and that's why you have to stop for a few seconds to understand each of his artworks.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Obama Administration will propose companies to build, launch and operate spacecraft for NASA and others. But this statement brought numerous controversies to private space agencies or firms.

The White House has said it will be adding $5.9 billion to the overall NASA budget over five years. But John Gedmark, executive director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation believes most or all will go to commercial space. On the other hand, Mike Gold, corporate at Bigelow Aerospace, believes the government should have privatized astronaut launching decades ago. "It will force the aerospace world to become competitive again and restore us to our days," Gold said.

Howard McCurdy, American University Public Policy professor and space expert said that this is not as radical as it seems. "This is something that NASA has been drifting toward in the last 25 years," he said. Thus, the idea of rising back the making of spaceship takes much testing and study before they jump into commercial space.

"It's not that it is impossible to certify these rockets as safe enough for astronauts but it is a long process that is not spelled out," said former NASA associate administrator Scott Pace, now a space policy professor at George Washington University.

Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize Foundation, dismissed safety worries: "We don't fly on U.S. Air Government. We fly on Southwest and Jetblue." On the other hand, Pace cautioned that Clinton era efforts to privatize parts of the National Reconnaissance Organisation, which builds and operated U.S. spy satellites as a failure and that this could be similar. Even Paul Light, New York government professor said, "My general caution is to be careful about what you give away. It's awful experience to get it back."

This hot issue of realizing the making of spaceship presents thorough study and arguments to all concerns as well as no one wants to repeat the Columbia accident in 2003 again. In as much as, whatever the decision of the government and private space firms will evidently be shown in the next story of this news. What we hope that may they come up with the most proper and thorough decisions.

Monday, February 1, 2010

"Our father was always concern about the planet. We will continue to spread his message."

This is the message of Prince Michael, the eldest child of Michael Jackson as he and his sister Paris accepted the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement on their father's behalf. "[We] like to thanks the fans, our father loved you so much," says Prince Michael.

We all know that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson's death brought a big shock with speculations and controversies laid (until now) of his sudden death. Michael Jackson died last June 25, 2009, after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. He was treated by paramedics at his home, but was pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, stated he found Jackson in his room, not breathing but with a faint pulse, and administered CPR to no avail. While initial reports discussed the possible role of painkillers in Jackson's death, attention later turned to the medications he reportedly took for insomnia, most notably the anesthetic propofol (Diprivan).

Michael Jackson is always concerned of saving the planet. Smokey Robinson (who joined for a performance of Jackson's Earth Song) says, "This is it for us. We need to be aware of what we're doing and do something about it before it's too late. I hope that people were listening to even more so than seeing."

Celine Dion, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson perform Michael Jackson's "We are the World" and "Earth Song". These featured artists were great choices and offered broad, diverse appeal to the sound of the record.

Indeed, Michael Jackson's Grammy Tribute is more on contemplating, remembering and realizing his one main message - Save the planet Earth.