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Overcoming challenges of life

July 13, 2013
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Do We Really Want a Life Without Challenges?

What is life like without challenges? I’d say it will be dull and boring. Can you imagine a life without work, without failure without tears? I wouldn’t want one.

Yes it may just be full of smiles joy and laughter. For sure it’s something I would like to happen in my perfect world. However, I’m not sure whether I would be the same without trials, challenges and issues to cry about. You see, I value mistakes and failures as equal as success. I believe it is something that shapes, moulds and enhances one’s personality. Without it, I would be just the same as who I as when I was born.

Often, we view difficulties as burdens and we live our lives trying to escape or run away from it. Bit in reality challenges in life is what brings out the best in us. The downtimes propel us to go higher. In this blog, we will boldly talk about life’s challenges in a lot of areas. We will share how we could all get over it with such triumph.

So tune in in the next coming weeks.

January 1, 2018
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Home Remedies for a Cough

Just like remedies for a sore throat, home treatments for cough work by trial and error. What works for some people doesn’t always work for others and sometimes things that fix one cough one time might not the next.

Warm Water, Honey and Citrus to Quiet a Cough

Honey is an effective cough suppressant, according to the Mayo Clinic. Use a mixture of a glass of warm water, a tablespoon or two of honey and apple cider vinegar, lime juice, lemon juice or anything acidic and tolerable works sometimes to quiet a nagging cough.

Garlic and Coughs

Garlic falls into one of two categories: love or hate.

Whichever side of the fence a person is on, if he can tolerate garlic, he should give it a try for a stubborn cough. Chew a clove or crush up a clove and mix it with warm water and drink. Gargle it. Add a tablespoon of honey to soften the taste.

Onions Quiet Coughs

Garlic’s potent cousin, the onion, is also a favorite home remedy for quieting a nagging cough. Some people have been known to gnaw on an onion like an apple, taking bites and chomping away for cough relief. If that idea isn’t appealing, try this:

  • Chop up a white or red onion, about two tablespoons.
  • Mix with one cup warm water and allow to steep.
  • Add a tablespoon of honey if necessary.

Sip the mixture for a five to 10-minute time period.

Eucalyptus Oil for Coughing

Many people are familiar with the smell of over-the-counter medications that can be rubbed on the chest for comfort and as a coughing remedy. Use eucalyptus oil the same way, mix a drop or two with a little lotion or baby oil and rub on the chest. Place a few drops on a pillow case to inhale while sleeping to help ease coughing.

Gargle to Relieve a Cough

Most people think of gargling for sore throats, but sometimes gargling with a salt water mixture or commercial mouth wash can quiet a cough temporarily and allow a person to get some relief.

Inhale Steam for Colds and Coughs

Neti pots have been used for years to help clear sinus passages. A simple home modified version can be made simply by taking water and boiling it in a pan and carefully inhaling the vapors of steam when the pan is removed from the heat source. Be careful not to get too close to the steam because it can burn. A comfortable distance allows the steam to enter the sinuses as you breathe in through your nose and mouth. Take deep breaths. At first, this may make coughing seem worse but if the problem is related to clogged sinuses or upper respiratory problems, inhaling steam is very helpful.

Persistent coughs usually follow colds and other upper respiratory problems. It is important to have a doctor evaluate a cough to rule out any underlying causes or illnesses. If a cough lasts more than a few days or a week or is accompanied by a fever, it’s important to check with a health care provider to determine the cause.

September 9, 2017
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Anne Hathaway’s Pregnant Look is Something to be Envied About

Anne Hathaway is one of the best actresses in this generation. She has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of acting. Her personal life has also been very happy. In 2015, Anne Hathaway was pregnant with her first child with husband Adam Shulman and gave birth to a baby boy in March 2016.

In an exclusive interview, Anne revealed that she had to lie about her pregnancy at first, not because she was embarrassed, but because she wanted to protect her child.

Despite being a few months pregnant, Anne was still able to rock this swimwear, showing off her baby bump.

Anne also revealed that she was 4 months pregnant during the filming of her film, Colossal. Despite being pregnant, she was able to power through it.

During the filming of Colossal, it was reported that Anne fell on her stomach. She was already pregnant at that time.

Married in 2012, Adam Schulman and Anne Hathaway welcomed a baby a few years later. They were seen together at the Oscars Vanity Fair Party.

Despite being pregnant, Anne decided to still push through with the film, Colossal. She said that she believed in this film as it gave her an opportunity to act in a unique and weird material that she has never done before.

Anne was seen still enjoying a hike during her pregnancy. Just like other expecting mothers, she also wanted to be physically fit for birthing.

The couple has not been very loud about their relationship as they have preferred to keep everything low profile, but they are obviously so in love with each other.

Anne still looked gorgeous while she was pregnant. She was radiant as she always is. She took really good care of her health during pregnancy.

Anne might have looked tired taking care of her baby, but she still looked amazing. Of course, her husband has also been very supportive.

September 9, 2017
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Britney Spears Before and After Plastic Surgery Reveals Her Popstar Journey

Britney Spear is an actress, dancer, and most of us know her as a pop singer with numerous hit singles that hit the top the music charts. Britney began her illustrious career at the early age of eight with her natural singing talent. Many of us have witnessed her growth from a child performer to a pop icon in which she had influenced the teen pop music genre revival. However, her journey was not smooth sailing as her personal issues and problems became public and her erratic behavior harmed her career. Still, all is not lost for Britney as she is now revitalizing her singing career. Face value is important to her career and throughout her life, Britney Spears’ plastic surgery tells of her ups and downs.

Being a pop icon is a great privilege, but having an erratic attitude as you mature can lead to some mishaps. Britney experience such kind of downfall – from being the darling of the crowd to the “how fast did you age Britney?” moment.

You normally undergo plastic surgery to give you a young look, but in Britney’s case, it seems like it is the other way around. She does not look like her 20s anymore.

Britney’s glowing face says it all – she had everything, almost. But making minor changes to her face tells a different story.

It is difficult to hide Britney’s erratic behavior from the past, but simple fillers, and an eye lift can erase some of that evidence on the face. Seems like Britney is now getting back on track.

Maybe it is the makeup Britney used in both images, but it seems like she is aging pretty fast compared to other celebrities. She has to slow down.

When we hear the name Britney Spears, we automatically think of two words – pop icon. Of course, her elegant, eye candy looks are huge factors.

Maybe Britney needed some assistance from Hollywood plastic surgeons in eliminating the manifestations of her bad behavior in the past and this, in fact, is a big boost for her.

As Britney revived her career, it is evident that her appearance is catching up in a positive way. We would want to see her to mature elegantly, don’t we?

It is not just the face that Britney is taking back on the right track, but also her body. Of course, she is a dancer aside from being a singer and we are always swayed by her moves.

We all loved Britney’s charms, but it will be difficult to maintain that charm as she ages. However, Britney is Britney and there are ways to stay charming despite the age!

July 24, 2017
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Organ Donor Facts – What you need to do before donating

In the United States alone, there are almost 123,000 people who are still waiting for organ donation. For every 12 minutes, an average of one person is being enlisted. This is in the waiting list alone. Most of the said individuals are in need liver, heart or kidney. Do not get this wrong because there are still other organs which may be donated. These are just some organ donor facts that should be learned by many.

For every year, there are almost 6,500 people who die prior to obtaining the organ they are requesting for. Well, this occurs because there is only a very short supply of organ. This is one of the problems. For most occurrences, the organ is only from a deceased donor. Having to donate one is going to take place as an organ donor card is filled out. This is possible through a driver’s license. This is a way to agree to the donation consequences. There is a possibility to die in this procedure and this too will be included in the said document that has to be completed.

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A small percentage of the donated organs are being offered by healthy people. There are almost 6,000 transplants which are originated from living donors. This is performed annually.

If you are wondering about organ donation, the first thing you have to do is fill out the aforementioned donor card. This should be done regardless of how the donor is. It does not matter whether it is a friend or a relative. You should accomplish that first. What are the considerations you have to weigh prior to pursuing the idea? Ponder on these.

The truth about organ donation

There are questions that have to be asked when it comes to organ donation. Start with this – who is allowed to donate an organ? With this, the answer is anyone. As much as possible though, the person should not be younger than 18. If by any chance this cannot be avoided, it is acceptable provided that there is a parental consent given. This has to be presented primarily.

If by any chance, the organ donation will be undertaken after the person’s death, it is necessary to go through a medical assessment first. This is a way to determine what organs are still okay for donation. Of course, there are conditions which may be of exemption. Among these are cancer, HIV and infections. Indeed, it is vital to go through the test first.

Living donors on the other hand may be prohibited in the donation if they have illness too such as HIV, diabetes, cancer or kidney disease.

Needless to say, donation may happen if the tissue and the blood type of the recipients are a perfect match. It will be the transplant team responsible in putting the candidate through a number of tests. This is a way to determine if the blood and tissue of the donor is matching with that of the recipient. This is important.

July 24, 2017
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Wildebeest Facts – Only in Africa

It is an understatement to say that there is no other kind of antelope all over the place which could top the wildebeest. Well, why not? Upon looking at it, one would assume that it has been assembled out of spare parts. Start from its forequarters, they look as if they originated from ox. The hindquarters on the other hand might have been derived from antelope. As for their tail and mane, they are synonymous to that of a horse. A tenfold of wildebeest facts would agree that their name might have been earned from their antics as territorial bulls.

What else to know about the species?

Wildebeests are species which are capable of forming large herds. These are true as far as Seregentis-Mara of the ecosystem is concerned. This is how it has been witnessed in Kenya and Tanzania. These are popularly considered as brindled. They are often seen as blue- or even white-bearded gnu. There are scientists who are responsible for making a distinction between these animals. They also enlisted the blue as a distinguished race. This is set to be seen in Tanzania. Furthermore, the wildebeest is also described as a white-bearded whenever it is seen in northern Tanzania and southern Kenya.

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The attributes

The wildebeest goes with a head which is box-like and large. There are males and females which are equipped with curving horns. These are closed together in their base. They are also curve outward and inward, and then slightly at the back. As for their body, it appears to be disproportionate. This create that sort of impression since their front end is designed on a really heavy  and rigid manner. Their hindquarters do not suit the earlier because they are really slender. As for their legs, they are spindly. These are enough to say that they do not look so proportionate at all.

Usually, these wildebeests are found in the acacia and plains of eastern Africa. This is perceived to be their habitat.

The behavior of wildebeest is somehow predictable. For each year, they are expected to undergo a migratory circle. This is going to take around 500 to 1,000 miles. In here, the migration begins after the calving season occurs. This is around January to February. They would normally do this through the short grass plains. This is easily found at southeastern Serengeti. Afterwards, the Wildbeests may also move towards the west Lake Victoria. They would do this just across the savanna grass directly to the open woodlands. Then, they are going to north just in the Mara. They would then return to the south after this destination. Needless to say, they are very much relentless when it comes to advancing. There are even instances when they would swim lakes and rivers. They would also do the same with huge masses. This is why some of them can get injured sometimes. Others may be lost. There are those which can also be killed.

Wildebeest continually moves to. This is a chance for a favorable supply of water and grass to be sought for.

July 24, 2017
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Classroom Placement for a Child With Asperger’s Syndrome

Fall classroom placement is an important decision for all teachers. Which classroom a child is placed in for the next grade will have a significant impact on academic performance, behavior and overall school enjoyment. Although children with mild forms of autism or Asperger’s syndrome find themselves in the regular classroom for all or most of the school year, these children need special attention from teachers during the placement process.

Kids with Asperger’s syndrome perform at their best in a classroom environment that is both organized and orderly. Special consideration should be given to the child’s sensory sensitivities, as well as the personalities of the children around him. Kids with autism should also be given a solid and supportive classroom environment with a teacher who is both trained and sympathetic in order to ease the transitions from one year to the next.

Classroom Placement Tips – Choose the Right Teacher

Teachers who have an interest in or some experience with special education, or who have chosen to pursue professional and continued development in the field of autism are the best possible choices for placement of students with autism. If there are no teachers in the next grade that have training in a special education field, there are other talents and traits to look for.

An effective teacher for a student with autism will have a calm personality, and a proven track record of creative classroom management skills, including those that encourage friendship, tolerance and respect. It is also important to choose a teacher that can work well with parents.

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Fall Student Placement – Choose the Right Classroom Environment

Children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome will thrive more readily in a structured classroom environment. That being said, if a classroom is set up in a manner that is chaotic, with an overwhelming amount of clashing colors, disorganized wall hangings, clutter and noise, a child with autism will be immediately uncomfortable.

Choose a classroom that is located in a quieter part of the school building if possible. Also, look for effective classroom design including well-displayed classroom rules, labeled bins for supplies, and a time out or peaceful location for children who need it.

Student Placement of Child With Autism – Choose the Right Friends

Although trying to place a student with her best friends may not always work out, special effort must be taken to insure that a child with Asperger’s is placed with at least one ally. Good allies for a child with autism or AS would be caring, devoted, kind-hearted and sociable with others in a positive way. A teacher who has had her students throughout the school year will know which children work well with the individual with autism.

Teachers may want to interview the child with autism as well as all other students, to find out whom they would like to be placed with. It is possible that no student will ask to be placed with the child with AS—an unfortunate reality of this disorder. However, through observation and good listening skills, teachers will most likely know which children will be willing to buddy up with the student.