Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Talking on your mobile phone may spike blood pressure

Almost everybody have a mobile phone, am I correct? We use it in our day to day routine/activity. Some cannot live without their mobile phones. We also know that using too much cellphone can cause illness because of its radiation. In +Yahoo , there is an article that I read that talking on your mobile phone may spike blood pressure, and I will share it to you. New research finds that talking on your mobile phone can increase your blood pressure.

Researchers from Italy's Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital enlisted 94 men and women who had mild to moderate high blood pressure. Subjects randomly received phone calls on their mobile, seated in a comfortable chair alone in a room, while their blood pressure measurements were taken via an automated device. The team saw that subjects' blood pressure readings jumped to 129/82 from 121/77 while they chatted on a mobile phone.

But for those who talked on their phones more than 30 times each day, the rise in systolic, or the top number, blood pressure was less dramatic, the study found.

While the researchers aren't clear as to why this happens, study lead Dr. G. Crippa speculates two possible reasons: "The subset of patients who were more accustomed to phone use were younger, which could show that younger people are less prone to be disturbed by telephone intrusions."

He adds: "Another possibility is that people who make more than 30 calls per day may feel more reassured if the mobile phone is activated since they are not running the risk of missing an opportunity."

The findings were presented Wednesday at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Hypertension in San Francisco.

Source:  tinyurl.com/k3e52c8

kitchenaid dishwasher repair

In our house, we do not use dishwasher, we simply wash the utensils manually with soap and water. Dishwashers are nice because it is easy to use and you finish your chores fast. Dishwashers can be found in restaurants and private homes. Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies largely on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, the mechanical dishwasher cleans by spraying hot water, typically between 55 to 75 °C at the dishes, with lower temperatures used for delicate items. Same with other mechanical machines, dishwashers can also be broken. But no worries because it can be repaired, try visiting kitchenaid dishwasher repair, they are the leader in the appliance repair service industry and you can be rest assured that you will be provided with the highest quality repair service. KitchenAid service experts are ready to help with your appliance needs. Aside from dishwashers, they also do dryer repair, washer repair, refrigerator repair and air Conditioner repair. Appliance repair may be easier than you think. You can check out step-by-step guides, diagrams and explanations for how to repair the appliances in your home by browsing the internet with just a click away.

Monday, May 20, 2013

richest billionaires of 2013

How I wish I am a BILLIONAIRE! As what Bruno Mars song says, I can buy all of the things I never had then I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine too and smiling next to Oprah and the Queen. I want to buy my own house, have my own business and of course give to the needy. But did you know who are this years richest billionaires? 

 1. Bill Gates, $72.7 billion - Microsoft's co-founder and chairman 

 2. Carlos Slim, $72.1 billion - who owns the largest mobile phone operator in the Americas 

 3. Amancio Ortega, $56 billion - Spanish fashion executive 

 4. Ingvar Kamprad, $55.6 billion - the world's largest furniture retailer 

 5. Charles Koch, $45.2 billion - CEO and chairman of Koch Industries, operating in oil refining, pipelines, ranching and pulp 

 6. David Koch, $45.2 billion - Executive VP of Koch Industries 

 7. Larry Ellison, $41.6 billion - founder of database software company Oracle also holds a controlling interest in educational software developer LeapFrog Enterprises 

 8. Christy Walton, $37.9 billion - widow of John T. Walton, the son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton

Xikar Accessories

They say that smoking is bad for your health but they say cigar is much better than cigarette. What makes them different?  According in an article I read, cigar and cigarette differ in size and in tobacco use. Cigarettes are generally made from cheaper, lower grade tobacco and there is evidence that additional chemicals are added to make them more addicting and they are designed to be inhaled into the lungs so that you get the full effect of the chemicals. Cigars, on the other hand, are usually made of premium quality tobacco and are often composed of several different kinds for the wrapper, and then the layers. The cigar tobacco is aged under stringent conditions, and cigars have a variety of flavors depending upon type, age, origin, etc. Some says cigars are also meant to be savored, with a long smoke time, as opposed to cigarettes which burn faster. As far as I know, cigarettes do not have accessories but cigars have. They offer great selections of cigar accessories especially Xikar accessories from cigar lighters, cutters, leather cases, humidification and more. They also are proud to offer a lifetime warranty on all Xikar products. So, if you feel that is fails to live up to our promise of fit, finish & function, simply return it to them and they will cheerfully repair or replace your product within 2 weeks under our 100% Total Satisfaction Guarantee!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

phone cases

It is really my dream to have a new cellphone. My last mobile phone that I have is MyPhone (dual sim) but it was broken. Good thing I have a free unit from my postpaid plan, the Nokia Asha 306 but still I need one for my other network sim. Actually, I have 2 sims. My hubby promised me an android phone last year, the Samsung Galaxy S3 but still nothing. What I did was convinced him that I really need it, ASAP. Good thing that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is on sale and hubby told me to buy it immediately. So like, I was very happy with my new phone. I also bought some back case for it, see photos below:

Hot Pink hard case for my Nokia Asha 306

Hello Kitty hard case and I Glow case for my Samsung Galaxy S3

meditation cushion

We all know that doing exercise is good to our body. Did you know that there are 7 benefits of regular physical activity? Exercise controls weight, combats health conditions and diseases, improves mood, boosts energy, promotes better sleep, puts the spark back into your sex life and can be fun. But as I have watched and browse online, many do yoga for their daily routine. Yoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. When doing yoga, you need to have a mat or a meditation cushion that you will use. Choosing a proper mediation cushion, it depends on a few criteria including meditation posture, proper alignment, comfort, and the look and feel of the cushion. The human body is neither flat nor predictably curved. Without proper support, your body will succumb to the shape of the surface on which it rests. Which Meditation Cushion is for You? Browse online for different kinds/types of meditation cushions that suite your needs.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eating more protein may help you shed weight

One way to lose weight? Eating more protein could be a guiding goal, at least according to a new survey.

While dieters are faced with myriad options for shedding extra kilos, University of Minnesota researchers wanted to see how simply eating more protein could affect the weight-loss efforts of middle-aged women.

In the study, 1,824 women aged 40 to 60 years old were asked what they knew about dietary protein and if they ate more protein as a way to prevent weight gain. Women were also asked to correctly identity "good protein sources," such as salmon, and the recommended amount of protein in the diet.

"Eating more protein" -- which could be as simple as opting for fish in lieu of pasta -- was reported by 43 percent of the women as a way to prevent weight gain. When researchers looked at current protein consumption and changes in weight over the following two years, they found that the women who reported "eating more protein" had lost weight.

The survey was published in the May edition of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

A separate study promoting protein-rich diets for weight loss is from the University of Missouri-Columbia, which found that eating a protein-packed breakfast can help you shed weight. In the study, dieters who consumed 35 grams of protein for breakfast snacked less throughout the day and reported more control over food cravings. Findings appeared in March in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

pediatric exam table

When I gave birth to my two lovely and pretty daughters, I am the happiest mother in the world.  But when it comes to the point that they get sick, I am really worried about it.  But I know that the doctors will help me find a cure to their sickness.  Everytime we visit our kid's pediatrician especially to the new borns, the first thing to do is to put them in a pediatric exam table and examine them like weigh or measure.  Their are different designs of pediatric exam table but what caught my attention when I was browsing the internet, there are designs that can make the kids will really enjoy.  Some selection  includes zoo animals, sea animals, fire engines, trains, space rockets, sports, castles and race cars. Online, they offer a wide variety of pediatric exam tables to meet the your needs and put your small patients at ease. Their supplies provides an entertaining and calming focus for children while improving diagnosis and treatment for these often frightened patients.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Election 2013

Yesterday, was election day for Senators (National), Mayor, Vice-Mayor, Governor, Vice-Governor, Congressman and Councilors (Local).  It was a long process to vote because you need to follow the long line who are also voting.  If you go early, you finish voting early.  For me, my mom and my brother, we went around 9am and waited for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  For my mom, she should be priority because she is a senior citizen already but she chose to fall in line with us (for experience).  

pool heat pumps

Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. They don't generate heat. Heat pumps are designed to move thermal energy opposite the direction of spontaneous heat flow. In plumbing applications, a heat pump is sometimes used to heat or preheat water for swimming pools or domestic water heaters; the heat energy removed from an air-conditioned space may be recovered for water heating. According in an article I read, higher efficiency pool heat pumps usually use scroll compressors versus the reciprocal compressors of standard units. Pool heat pumps works efficiently as long as the outside temperature remains above the 45ºF–50ºF range. The cooler the outside air they draw in, the more energy they use. When selecting a heat pool heat pump, you should consider its size, efficiency and costs. In order to heat swimming pool in an eco- friendly energy efficient manner, it is important to size your heat pump correctly. With proper installation and maintenance, heat pump pool heaters can last 10 years or more. Because your heat pump has many moving and electrical parts, you should have your pool heater tuned up each year by a technician. Warranties will vary according to the manufacturer and should be provided along with your owner's manual.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Last Sunday was Mother's Day!  In the morning, we went to church to attend the service.  Then we had lunch here at home together with some relatives.

pneumatic switches

The pneumatic pressure switch or combines a pressure sensing element and a spool valve to produce a switching device with an adjustable setpoint. The assembly is non-electric, using only air or inert gas in the switch unit. Uses of pneumatic pressure switches includes switching off an electrically driven gas compressor when a set pressure is achieved in the reservoir, switching off a gas compressor, whenever there is no feed in the suction stage and many more. Pneumatic switching relays block, divert, or bleed pneumatic air lines when pilot pressure is changed from one specific value to another. Pneumatic switch will activate adaptive devices using air. Almost any device including communication aids, environmental controls, switch-adapted toys or computer access devices can be activated by the pneumatic switch. If you are looking for pneumatic switches, you can visit online websites for canvassing.  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

15 essential fruits to include in your diet

I really love fruits, especially mangoes, bananas, avocado, grapes, watermelon, etc. I do not eat guyabano, just don't like it. Fruits are indispensable. Its fiber, water, minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants keep us well. 

1. Watermelon beats the scorching summer heat with 95% water and its electrolytes.

2. Cantaloupe/muskmelon is an excellent source of phytochemicals – vitamin A and C.

3. Kiwi fruit with vitamin C, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids from its numerous edible seeds have potential properties of a natural blood thinner.

4. Pomegranate an exotic fruit is an antidote for heart ailments due to its polyphenolic anti-oxidant compound - punicalagin. 

5. Citrus fruits are synonymous to vitamin C and vitality. Well you may be allured with vitamin C loaded orange juice but ascorbic acid on exposure to light and air gets oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid, highly unstable and further breaks down to 2,3-diketo-L-gulonic acid.

6. Star fruit, Bilimbi or Carambola with its high vitamin A, vitamin C and zinc content is used as a cure for acne and oily skin. 

7. Rope in raw Papaya as meat tenderizer, as it has a powerful digestive enzyme papain/papinase that breaks down tough meat fibres. 

8. Amla is a powerhouse of vitamin C, harbouring 20 times more that of an Orange. 

9. Our own berry of India – Zizyphus, commonly known as Ber or Jujuba is under-utilized.

10. Avocado, the only fruit with high fat content of 25% is high in mono-unsaturated fats.

11. Pineapple, an excellent source of vitamin C is a natural digestive aid and a meat tenderizer as it contains a proteolytic enzyme - bromelain. 

12. Guava, a powerhouse of vitamin C, protects us from cold and flu with 4 - 10 times more vitamin C than citrus fruits.

13. Apples contain quercetin an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.

14. Grapes have garnered attention due to its polyphenol - resveratrol that promotes longevity and several antioxidants shielding cardiovascular system. 

15. Tamarind pulp is commonly used in Asian cuisine and Worcestershire sauce due to its pleasing sour flavor. 

Read more: tinyurl.com/c5ka7jm

Monday, May 06, 2013

business credit line

If you want to open a business and you do not have enough budget to pay full, you can always get a business credit line. In shot, some call it as loan. If you loan, there is always interest when it comes to monthly payments. Like also in credit cards, if I have not enough money, I use credit card to purchase what I want then you can pay it maximum of 12 months depending on your item that you purchase. The difference between a business loan and a business line of credit is one of flexibility. A business loan gives you a set amount of money for a specific purchase, which you pay back according to preset monthly amounts. A business line of credit works more like a credit card: you have a credit limit that you borrow against when you need it, and you make monthly payments that vary according to the current balance of the credit line. A line of credit is any credit source extended to a government, business or individual by a bank or other financial institution. It is effectively a source of funds that can readily be tapped at the borrower's discretion. Interest is paid only on money actually withdrawn. Lines of credit are often extended by banks, financial institutions and other licensed consumer lenders to creditworthy customers to address liquidity problems; such a line of credit is often called a personal line of credit.

Mc Donald's Kiddie Crew 2013

Last April 8-12, I let my daughter Mika join the Mc Donald's Kiddie Crew 2013 at SM City Davao (Ecoland). It was a 5-days experience for Mika to have fun and meet new friends. The registration fee was P550 which includes t-shirt, cap, bag, id w/lace, workshop materials, graduation certificate and especially their snacks. Their activities includes Values-formation Lecture, On-floor Restaurant Training, Song and Dance Sessions and Art Workshop (Burger Making and Color Your Own Apron). To cap off the workshop, all restaurants will have their own graduations for the week’s batches, on the 5th day of the workshops. There will also be a Grand Graduation for all McDo Kiddie Crew program participants at the end of summer.