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Sunday, November 25, 2018

How to Have Fun Again

How to Have Fun AgainRemember when you woke up filled with enthusiasm, eager to begin your day, savoring each vibrant moment? How long has it been since you felt vital in that way? If a photo were taken of you at this moment, would you smile for the camera or look nervous and serious, uncomfortable that the picture is being taken?

We need to recapture the Kodak moments of our lives which express our innate capacity for fun and laughter. Our fears, problems, losses and disappointments have hurled obstacles in the way of personal happiness. We need to clear the path, prune the trees and wash the windows to let joy shine into our interior.

Along the way we were taught so many protective strategies: dont talk to strangers, dont go to unknown places, dont express yourself fully or reveal personal, vital information No wonder many of us have a hard time opening ourselves up to new friends, trying new things or saying whats on our minds. All of these protective walls have limited our potential for joy and uninhibited fun.

This requires that we tap into our original identity all that we once were before we became spouses, parents and professionals. We need to get reacquainted with ourselves on a first name basis. We need to soften the hard, outer shell we have placed over our hearts, the scar tissue, that prevents us from having compassion for ourselves and for others, fearful that we might be hurt.

Heres how to remove those barriers and reclaim your sense of fun:

Stop making war with your pain, grief or afflictions. Make peace with your situation and enjoy yourself within it, around it and in spite of it!
Be kind to others whether it be an hour of volunteer work a week, or by smiling and holding the door for others to pass. When you are kind to others, you learn to be kind to yourself!
Express yourself freely, outrageously and with humor. Perhaps, you might like to wear a wig in a different length and color than your own hair- be sure to make it cheap for fun only- to express another identity. Buy a hat that frames who you are and inspires you to act differently.
Tap into group energy with your friends. One of you will serve as a catalyst to generate fun once you all get together and laugh.
Try moving according to natures rhythms: hiking, biking, walking along the beach. Absorb the positive energy of natural places and act naturally, freely.
Cultivate an eye for fun. Whatever you are doing, see the fun in it. Whether you are cleaning the house or working on an intensely demanding project, there is always some fun or humor inherent in it. Put on the music, or make a witty remark to a colleague and let yourself go. Release that pent up stress.
Be fully present to whatever you do. Dont bring along your worry or to-do list.

Author's Bio: 

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, and a personal trainer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB 1240AM in New York City , produces a weekly wellness newsletter, and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media. To learn more visit:

Monday, November 19, 2018

How To Be Different In Your Happy Birthday Wishes

How To Be Different In Your Happy Birthday WishesThe life of every individual in this world is different in different respects, and so are various moments in a life of a person. These moments often involve celebrations and jubilations. However, there is one occasion which comes in a life of every person in this world, and that is a birthday of a person. People in your life are not the same in nature, likes and dislikes. For the same reason, the way in which you go on to wish them happy birthday should not be the same. One more reason in favor of this is that each one of us tends to share a different sort of a bond with people around them, and thus we should also treat them differently when it comes to their happy birthday wishes.

The easiest way to wish someone a birthday these days is to send them birthday wishes through social networks or messaging apps. There are plenty of websites offering these wishes, but rarely are they original. If you spend some time on it, I'm sure you will find exactly the birthday wish you need. However, anyone can send a birthday image. Are you ready to do more than that? If so, listen to my suggestions on how to be different in your birthday wishes, depending on who you send them to.

For your friends, wishes can be naughty. You can get that prankster out in the open and work, when you are looking forward to the happy birthday wishes for your friends. A lot of prank props are available in the market, which can help you to get set up on this. To start with, you can go on to reach out to your friends place at 12 a.m. in the night and climb through the window to surprise them with your way of wishing. Confusing them with a short act would also just help the case.

For a spouse or a girlfriend or a boyfriend, be more careful and loving with their happy birthday wishes. You surely love them a lot, and this should also be reflected in the way you wish them happy birthday. Get "happy birthday" written on heart-shaped soft toys, pendants, cakes or on such similar items, and surprise them! Add that flavour of romance to your wishes for your partner, as your partners birthday should not be anything less than Valentines Day for the both of you. Many lovers are also seen wishing happy birthday by singing for their partners or even dancing. This will probably excite them to the level where they will not be able to express their joy and happiness in words.

Then, there is also a professional style of wishing someone a happy birthday. Such happy birthday wishes are sent to professional or formal colleagues, such as bosses, clients, vendors and people you interact less with. These wishes can be sent in the form of mails or letters addressed to the person. You can also make use of the telephone for the purpose of wishing a happy birthday to such people. A lot of wishes cards are also available in gift shops to use for the same purpose.

While forwarding or giving happy birthday wishes to anyone, do not ever make use of just a simple scrap or a post on a wall on any of the social networking sites, messaging apps or other web services. These might be the short and crisp ways of staying in touch with people, but do not express that much love and heartfelt feelings, much needed these days.

I hope you'll spend a wonderful birthday with the people you care for, and I hope that I've helped just a little bit in making these birthdays happier.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

How Smoking Affects Your Lungs

How Smoking Affects Your LungsSmoking causes the preventable deaths of over 443,000 people in the Unites States each year. Second-hand smoke kills over 50,000 people each year.

Smoking cigarettes exposes your lungs to at least 49 carcinogens, such as formaldehyde and ammonia. Your lungs have natural defenses, which are being destroyed each time you take a puff on a cigarette, forcing your lungs to work harder to oxygenate the cells of the body.

Smoking also depletes the elastin, an enzyme that enables lung flexibility. Without elastin, you are more susceptible for the development of emphysema.

While smoking a cigarette, tar coats your lungs every time you inhale. Not only does this damage your lungs, but damages your heart as well. Smoking is the cause of 160,000 heart related deaths per year in the United States. In addition to this, smoking causes a rise in blood pressure and increases clotting time, leading to strokes.

Effects of Smoking on the lungs:

The lungs contain tiny air sacs called alveoli. The alveoli are responsible for the exchange of oxygen and gases through a thin layer of epithelial cells. The surface of alveoli are covered with a thin layer of pulmonary surfactant, that keeps the alveoli from collapsing on exhalation.

Smoking causes damage the alveoli, preventing their ability to receive oxygen from the blood. Smoking causes 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% in women.

Lung Cancer:

You don't necessarily have to smoke to get lung cancer. There are reported cases of people who have died from lung cancer who have never smoked in their lives. Of 20,000 new cases, ten to fifteen percent of these new cases are people who never smoked. Other causes of lung cancer include:

- Second-hand smoke.

- Arsenic Asbestos.

- Chromium Radon gas - the number one cause of lung cancer in those who don't smoke.

- Excessive exposure to radiation

How lung cancer develops:

Lung cancer presents due to the exposure to carcinogens in the air, often in the places where we live and work, resulting in lesions or tumor growth. Tumors are an uncontrolled overgrowth of cells.

These mutated cells form growths that can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). They begin to grow and cause obstructions, later pressing on other nearby organs causing extreme pain. Most lung cancers aren't found until they are in their later stages.

How is lung cancer treated?

Treatment is totally dependent upon the type and extent of the malignancy, as well as the patient's health. Choice of treatments include surgical intervention, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these choices.

Clinical trials of new and innovative procedures is another avenue that can be taken. Your doctor will have information on clinical trials that may be available to take part in.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

How often should I change my car's air filter

How often should I change my car's air filterIt is difficult to give a specific time or mileage for when an air filter should be changed because its life depends on how much dust or dirt it ingests. A filter that lasts 30,000 km or up to 40,000 km in a vehicle that is mostly driven on streets and avenues can last only a month or two in a rural environment where it is often moved on unpaved roads. Changing it annually or every 20,000 km for preventive maintenance is a good recommendation for use in the city and for a shorter period if your job is rural.

Regardless of mileage or time, an air filter must be replaced before it reaches the point where it begins to significantly restrict airflow. But exactly when that point is reached is subject to opinion.

A slightly dirty filter actually cleans more efficiently than a new filter. This is because the debris trapped by the filter helps to retain smaller particles that it tries to pass. But eventually, each filter reaches the point where it causes a drop in pressure and restricts the flow of air. If a dirty filter is not replaced it directly affects fuel economy, performance and emissions are increased.

Many rough-duty pickups have a meter that monitors and warns by means of a signal on the board when the filter is dirty and needs to be changed. But given the lack of that device in the cars, it is best to change it according to your criteria and what we recommend before.

If you remove the filter and put it backlight you can see how dirty it is. If it has a layer of dirt, it obviously needs to be changed. Never try to shake it or blow dust or dirt is a waste of time since many particles are already stuck in the filter fibers. (Unless it is a washable cotton filter)

What happens when the air filter is not replaced in due time and prolonged use is made?

Performing the maintenance of an air filter is a very simple task since it is simply based on its replacement. Therefore, when the replacement of the air filter is extended too long and continues to circulate with a dirty air filter, it would stop performing its function properly causing a loss in the air supply of the cylinders.

At this point, circulating with the air filter in poor condition will cause you to notice an increase in fuel consumption and a reduction in engine power since the mixture would not be burning properly. In addition, it would also increase the output of polluting gases.

However, when you need to replace it, you should research the market before buying and choose the best air filters for cars. Then you will get the best result and feel comfortable.

Author's Bio: 

Hassan Root, a dream lover of his future!

Friday, November 16, 2018

How Much Luggage Are You Allowed To Carry While Traveling In The Indian Railway

How Much Luggage Are You Allowed To Carry While Traveling In The Indian RailwayMany passengers are confused as to how much luggage they are allowed to carry while traveling in the Indian railway. Passengers are eligible for a Free Allowance and an extra Marginal Allowance which they can carry in the compartment. Beyond this, there is a maximum ceiling limit for carrying it in the compartment. This maximum ceiling limit is inclusive of the free allowance. In the AC first Class 70 kg is the freely allowed limit; 15 marginal allowance and maximum quantity permitted is 150. In AC 2-Tier Sleeper and First Class free limit is 50 kg; marginal allowance 10; and maximum quantity permitted 100. In AC 3-Tier Sleeper and AC Chair Car free limit 40 kg; marginal allowance 10; and maximum quantity permitted 40. In Sleeper Class Express/Ordinary freely allowed limit 40 kg; marginal allowance 10; and maximum quantity permitted 80. In Second Class Sleeper/Ordinary free allowance 35 kg; marginal allowance 10; and maximum quantity permitted 70.

While traveling in the Indian railways, you are allowed to carry luggage with you up to the free allowance limit at no extra cost other than your passenger ticket. Offensive, dangerous and explosive articles are not allowed to be carried with you. Prams, Umbrellas, TV sets, Laptop computers and Wheel Chairs for handicapped passengers are permitted within free allowance. They can be carried in person. However, you cannot carry articles like scooters and cycles free. But orthopaedically handicapped persons have some concessions. They can carry modified scooter and motorized tri-wheeler moped and they can book them in brake-van at 75% concession provided the orthopaedically handicapped passenger travels in the same train. They have to produce a certificate from a Government Doctor. If your articles exceed the charge-less limit, better reach the Luggage Booking Office 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time and get your goods weighed.

Then, about how much luggage you are allowed to carry under the ticket of children. Children aged 5 and below 12 years will be allowed half of the above quantity to the maximum of 50 kg. If you have articles exceeding the charge-less limit, you should book it at the Indian railways booking office, remit the specified amount and get it endorsed on your ticket for cross-referencing. If you carry unbooked or partially booked goods beyond the free limit, you will be penalized either at the en route stations or at the destination station. If it is within the Marginal Allowance limit, normal luggage rates will be payable subject to a minimum limit of Rs.30. If your articles exceed the Marginal Allowance limit, six times the due amount will be payable after the charge-less limit subject to a minimum limit of Rs.50.