Saturday, October 18, 2008


Apples are rich in phytochemicals like quercetin, which have been suggected to have prevent ive action in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Apples are also high in flavonoids-antioxidants which may help prevent prostate and breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. However, remember that you must eat the peel to derive the benefits.

Top 10 Memory Improvement Tips

  • Focus your attention on the materials you are studying
  • Avoid cramming by establishing regular study sessions
  • Structure and organize the information you are studying
  • Utilize mnemonic devices to remember information
  • Elaborate and rehearse the information you are studying
  • Relate new information to things you already know
  • Visualize concepts to improve memory and recall
  • Teach new concepts to another person
  • Pay extra attention to difficult information
  • Vary your study routine

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Hair Care

Hair care tips :-
· Always use a treated elastic hair band like a Blax, Bungee or similar, when you put your hair into a braid or ponytail. This will prevent hair breakage and loss that results from using a plain rubber band.
·Never sleep in a tight braid or ponytail. This practice may cause ongoing hair breakage and/or loss over time.
·Always carefully remove tangles from your hair with a pick or brush before shampooing. This will prevent unnecessary knots and tangles making hair much easier to dry, style and braid.
·If you plan on trying out a brand new hairstyle for a special event (e.g. wedding or prom) always plan to practice several times before the big event arrives. This will guarantee great results.
·Never brush wet hair. This guarantees breakage because hair is most fragile when wet.
·Use a good wide tooth comb or pick or your fingers to untangle your hair as you dry it. Hair should be at least 90-95% dry before brushing.
·Braid your hair while it's still damp and allow hair to aid dry while braided. This will add beautiful waves to the hair when you undo the braids.

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Growing long hair

Proper nutrition is needed :
· Drinking enough daily fluids.
·Minimizing unhealthy hair care habits (chemicals, hot tool use, damaging hair care product use).
· Eliminating hair growth retarding lifestyle habits (excessive caffeine, sugar, nicotine, alcohol, junk foods).
· Getting enough sleep, rest and relaxation.
· Taking vitamins, minerals & herbs. Because of the current condition of the earth and exhausted soil, human beings must take nutritional supplements to operate at their maximum hair growth rates. Whether you take a good multi-vitamin or a product designed to grow hair - this is an essential component for growing hair at your maximum potential

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Computer Comfort

If you spend most of day in front of computer, here are some tips for avoiding injury :-
1) Adjust your chair. So your feet are firmly on the ground
2) Set your keyboard at elbow height. If your dest is too hihigh, you tend to hold your arm up over the desk, which results in an extra load on your shoulder.
3) Avoid extreme research. If the mouse is too far away, your shoulder is really rotated when you use it.
4) Look for product designed for comfort suhech as a padded wrist rest or a mouse that fits relaxed posture of the hand
5) Don't ignore even minor discomfort. Any misalignment can add up

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2007 )

Peace yourself

Are you always in a rush?? Do you know that rush may be risking your health??
Refer to the study head Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire said, "As people get more hurried they spend less time with friends, they dont exercise, they eat poorly, drink and smoke more. These factor built up to cause the risk of heart disease."
Why the rush?
Scientists and psychologist say the increase pace of life is draven by technology ( the internet, email, mobile phone culture) and the need to be avaiable 24 hours a day. People are less patient and try to cram more into a day.
Life in the slow lane
If you fine it difficult to wait in a queue or to sit still for along period, you can ease anxiety by listening to music or chatting . Making time for friends, family and exercise will help you relax.

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2007 )

A Better Pizza

Due to a high salt and fat content, too much take away pizza may harm your health. But you could eat it more often if you made your own. It will have less salt and fat. Plus use a wholewheat base and you will up your fibre intake, whih will help you feel fuller longer- the key to weight management.

( Source : Reader's digest August 2007 )

Pita Piza Recipe

1) wholewheat pita bread
2) 2 tbsp pasta saurce
3) 2 slice of cheese
4) 2 leave of basil

Slice the pita in half. Gently ease it open, keeping both halves joined together. Spoon one tablespoon of source into each half. Place one slice of cheese in each half. put in the microwave for 25 second to melt the cheese. And a piece of basil to both halves and serve.

( source : Reader's digest august 2007 )

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The rice crisis

What's driving up the price of rice?
  • Unsupported agricultural researchers. Government funding has been slashed for the scientists who come up with higher yield and more durable varieties of rice.
  • Other uses of land. Farm land for rice is dwindling, competing with other uses such as urban developmentand more lucrative cash crops like wine and biofuels.
  • Higher-cost farm supplies. Price for festilisers have risen dramatically, and the cost of urea, an organic festilizer important for use in farming has nearly doubled in the last four years.
  • Environment factors. Pesticide-resistant pests and extreme weather, such as storms, droughts and floods, are constributing to the problem.
  • Profiteering rice trader and millers. Traders in some countries manipulate small cash strapped farmers by offering high-interest loans, or supplies such as seeds and festilizer, against a set price for the harvested rice.
  • Budget-strapped govermments. Government stockpile rice for ermergency uses, and as a way to intervene in the market to keep prices down.
  • Hoarding retailers. Wholesalers, retailer, and exporters hoard stocks of rice at time of speculate on increasing price.
  • Bigger demand. More people in more countries are consuming rice, including in africa, which now consumer one-third of the world's total trade in rice, and the prosperous middle east.

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2008 )

Monday, September 22, 2008


What is a planet?
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) said that the definition of the planets are :-
a) In orbit around the Sun
b) Has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape
c) Has cleared the neighborhood around its orbits
d) Has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit
d) It's not a satellite

Then,At the same time, the new moons are also being discovered, both around existing planets and within these mysterious new worlds.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008


What is CPR???
The letters in CPR stand for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a combination of rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) and chest compressions. If a child isn't breathing or circulating blood adequately, CPR can restore circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Without oxygen, permanent brain damage or death can occur in less than 8 minutes.
CPR may be necessary for children during many different emergencies, including accidents, near-drowning, suffocation, poisoning, smoke inhalation, electrocution injuries, and suspected sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

There are three part of CPR :-
  • A is for airway
  • B is for breathing
  • C is for circulation
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Friday, September 12, 2008

How to Prevent Heart Disease

  • Don't smoke - This is the single most important thing you can do for your heart
  • Have your blood pressure checked periodically
  • Watch your cholestrol periodically
  • If you have diabates, it should be treated and controlled
  • Eat a healthy,low-fat diet and pay attention to your weight
  • Keep your Body Mass Index Number - an indicator of total body fat, based on a ratio between weight and height( at less than 25)
  • Maintain a waist measurement of 35 inches or less
  • Report chest, arm, throat, shpulder blade, or jaw discomfort that comes on with exercise and goes away with rest
  • If you are in your 40s, 50s, or 60s and experience shortness of breath, report it to the doctor
  • Exercise - Take a brisk, 30 minute walk every day

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2008 )

Thursday, September 11, 2008


The ketupat is a popular and favorite food, sometimes categorized as a dumpling, prepared and offered during the festivals of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Aidil Adha.
It is a simple dumpling made from rice, and is normally eaten with a somewhat sweet and sometimes slightly spicy peanut sauce or gravy, known as kuah kacang or kuah sate.
Ketupat is something like nasi himpit (or nasi kapit) except that the rice is boiled and compacted through the use of coconut leaves that has been woven in the shape of a square.
Usually, we say ketupat, it is normally referred to the nasi or rice version. Another version is the ketupat palas or pulut which is made of glutinous rice and is triangular shaped. It is cooked in a triangular-shaped receptacle or pouch made from leaves of "palas" or fan palms (licuala), hence its name.

Balik Kampung Phenomenon

In Malaysia, the Malays living in the towns usually go back to their hometown or kampung to celebrate Aidil Fitri. This migration from big urban cities to rural areas is known as the "Balik Kampung" phenomenon in Malaysia.
And it is so because it is always multiple the joys when celebrating the Hari Raya Puasa together with parents and siblings. And with two days of official holidays, it’s normally a week of celebrations.
So in the big cities like Kuala Lumpur, the last few days of Ramadan will be a time for traffic jams on the roads leading back to the home-towns and villages. It is also a time when accidents increase dramatically even with increased police monitoring and presence to deter speedsters and traffic offenders.

Ramadan Bazaar

What is Ramadan Bazaar??

Essentially just rows of stalls selling varieties of popular food and drinks for the breaking of fast, it is a quite a phenomenon and an attraction, found not only in the state of Pahang but the whole of Malaysia.
It is Malaysia's nation-wide, month-long, delightful Food Carnival and Extravaganza.
The Ramadan Bazaars (or Pasar Ramadan in Malay) are different from night market or daily market in the sense that these Ramadan Bazaars sell mostly food and drinks for the breaking of fast.
On the other hand, the weekly night markets have a mixture of light food, farm produce, clothing and knick-knack items, while Sunday markets sell mostly agricultural farm, river and sea produces for home cooking.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

High Style Please Knees

Good news for glamour pusses: high heels may actually be good for your knees. More than two per cent of people aged over 55 suffer pain as a result of knee osteoarthritis. But researchers at Oxford Brookes University in England wondered why twice as many women as man over 65 were effected. They suspected high heel might be to blame. However,a survey of 111 womwn found those who had regularly worn 7.5 cm heels were more likely to have healthy knees- particularly if they'd danced in heels. Being overweight before 40, heavy smoking and previous knee injury were far more likely to increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis.
( Source : Reader's Digest June 2004 )



Many of us take supplements, but we're not always doing it right. According to a US study, people with a high cholesterol, for example, were much more likely to take vitamin E than those without the disease. Yet this nutrient hasn't been proved to reduce cholestrol; it may even interfere with other treatment.

On the other hand, woman who suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis aren't any more likely to take calcium suppliment than healthy women, even through much recearch shows calcium helps. Vitamin information seems to change weekly, so talk to your doctor before taking supplement.

( Source : Reader's Digest June 2004 )

Lose Weight With Fibre

Eat less, feel fuller?
That's one benefit of high fibre diet. Weight lose is another. Research at Tufts University reviewed data on fibre and found that people who ate an extra 14 grams of fibre daily cut their kilojoule intake by about 10 per cent. Those who added 12 grams lost about half a kilo per month.
Fibre can help with weight loss because it increase the sensation of fullness and influences the hornones that regulate food intake. The America Heart Association recommends that adults get 25 to 30 grams of fibre daily. Fill up on fibre with salad, fruit, beans and nuts.

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2003 )

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Keeping your Feet Happy

The wrong shoes can create back problems, leg pains, knee problems and toe deformities. Buy the right ones instead. Here are some guardline to you :-
  • Foodwear should have plenty of room for the toes.
  • Woman should avoid wearing pointy-toed shoes.
  • There should be one thumbnail-width from the end of the shoe to the longest toe while standing.
  • Your feet tend to swell during the day, so it's best to try to buy shoes in the evening

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2003 )

Speeding Up a Sluggish Computer

Here are some tips to take before spending money on coastly upgrade :-

  • Empty the trash. It can make space freed up.
  • Restart your computer. Restarting can adjust this poblems.
  • Fix fragmented files.
  • Purge old e-mail files. Reduce this backup file to free up hard-drive space.
  • Switch off start-ups. You are better off turning and call your computer's tech-support line for help locating these "extension"

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2003 )

Should You Starve a Fever???

What is a fever??
Fever is the body normal reaction to certain illnesses an usually a bacteria or viral infection. A fever is a sympton of an another problem. Low grade fevers don't need special attention, but high-grade fevers above 38.4 degrees should be tread.
Acetaminophen or paracetamol will usually ease a fever. A cool, moist cloth can be applied directly to the skin, but don't use ice.
As for starving a fever, Lavin-Simangan says it's bad advice. Good nutrition helps the body fight off the virus or infection.

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2003 )

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What makes a good power point presentation???

  • Use the simple words
  • Make it intresting with the picture
  • Use the suitable fonts and the size
  • Use the simple background
  • Use the suitable colour of background
  • Have the intresting attension gether
  • The slide can be seen clearly
  • Don't write too much word in a slide
  • Don't make the slide so complicated
  • Have a good content and conclusion

What makes a good presenter ???

  • Eye contect to the audient
  • Speak with clearly and loudly as you can
  • Don't speak too fast and slow
  • Use body contact
  • Don't stop your speeh when make a mistake and say 'Ooopppsss'
  • Make the preparation
  • Be confident
  • Be yourself
  • Dont show the back to the audient
  • Know the condition of places and the audientKnow the topics will be present
  • Know the goal of your presentation

Friday, August 22, 2008


Stress??Do you know that, the stress have 2 catagories.That are good and bad.
How do you tell good stress from bad???
- Stress that's good
* Facing something with enough excitement to override any fears.
* Having a filled-to-the-brim schedule that still contains several activities
that you look forward to and enjoy doing.
* Having more commitments like marriage.
* Working towards a valued goal and knowing that life will slow down once you
achieve it.
* Feeling challenged and alert-primed to tackle the task at hand.
* Being tired enough to get restful, deep sleep.

- Stress that's bad
* Facing something with a mixture of dread, worry and anxiety.
* Having an overloaded schedule stuffed with obligation that you don't enjoy
and wouldn't fulfil if you had a choice.
* Feeling that what you do is unimportant, unfulfilling and not worth the effort
and time.
* Feeling out of control and over whelmed, with no end in sight and no help on
the horizone.
* Wainting to stay in the all time rather than take a stab at getting through the
* Having restless sleep, ulcers, back pain or recurrent illnesses.

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2008 )

Threat carefully

You have got a lot of riding on them, so make sure your tyres are in good shape. Proper maintanance will keep you safe by improving vehicle handling and helping you avoid flats and blowouts. And properly inflated tyres improve fuel efficiency ang prolong the life of the tires.
Here are some tips to keep tyres in great driving conditions :

  1. Check tyre inflation and pressure at least once a month and test when tyres are cold.
  2. Use tread wear indicator (markers of the minimum-allowable tread depth) as guides.
  3. Replace tyres that have bulges, blisters, cracks, slits or cuts-all sign of wear.
  4. Have tyres balanced and realigned yearly

( Source : Reder's Digest August 2008 )

smart tips

10 smart tips for eating well without having to diet :-

  1. Eat for pleasure and good health,not for weight loss.
  2. start the day with oats and you won't be hunggry for hours.
  3. Eat more fish,chicken,vegetables and salad, and less red meat, pasta,pastry and potatoes.
  4. Use a plastic squeezy bottle for olive oil and saurces- it helps you use less.
  5. Use youghurt instead of cream.
  6. Snack on fruit and nuts instead of chocolate and crips.
  7. Steam instead of grill, grill instead of roast, roast instead of fry,shallow-fry instead of deep-fry.
  8. Eat carb like pasta and potatoes for lunch instead of in the evening.
  9. Drink better, drink less, and drink only with the evening meal.
  10. If you really want something, enjoy it without guilt, then lighten up the next day.

( Source : Reader's Digest August 2008 )

Sunday, August 17, 2008


how to make a healthier BBQ???

Cooking meat over an open flame creates chemical long suspected of increasing cancer risk. According to the research,eating barbequed red meat may raise the risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in woman.
Here are the tips to make healtier BBQ :-

  • Scrape off any charred portions, which contain many of chemicals.
  • Keep the temperature lower to reduce smoke and flame that reach the food and raise the barbeque racks.
  • Flip with tongs or spatula-a fork pierces food, releasing juice and fat that lead to flare-ups.
  • Choose skinless chicken and fish. They don't appear to raise cancer risk.
  • Microwave meat before barbeque to reduce time over the charcoal.
  • Make kebab's with fruits and vegetables. Which don't form harmful chemicals when flame-cooked

( Sorce : Reader's Digest August 2008 )

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Using headphones at a high volume level can cause temporary or permanent hearing impairment or deafness due to an effect called masking. The headphone volume has to compete with the background noise, especially in excessively loud places such as subway stations, airplanes, and large crowds. This leads to the disappearance of the normal pain associated with higher levels of volumes, and extended periods of the excessively loud volume is extremely damaging.

Other risks arise from the reduced awareness of external sounds is some jurisdictions regulate the use of headphones while driving vehicles, usually limiting the use of earphones to a single ear. It to ensure that drivers keep their hands on the vehicles controls.

In addition, it also will be benefits to us. It can have an ergonomic benefit over the traditional handset at office desks. They save space and many new models are wireless. They also allow call center agents to maintain good posture instead of tilting their head sideways to cradle a handset.



Biotechnology processes? What is that? Do you know about that?

Nowadays, it brings many different of thinks. Some think of development new types of animals. Then, unlimited source of human therapeutic drugs. Still others envision the possibility of growing crops that are more nutritious and naturally pest-resistant to feed a rapidly growing world population.

Actually, in its purest form, the term "biotechnology" refers to the use of living organisms or their products to modify human health and the human environment.

Some examples of biotechnology process:-

§ The cells to raise bread dough and to ferment alcoholic beverages
§ Bacterial cells to make cheeses and yogurts
§ Productive animals to make even stronger
§ Use the bacterial cells to produce human molecules
§ Cows can produce more milk for the same amount of feed
§ Synthesize therapeutic molecules that have never before existed

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Reading srategies

Today, I want to share about how we can get an effective reading. Here are some strategies:-
· Reading aloud : read expository passages
· Choral reading : Read the copy of text with aloud together
· Paired reading : Enjoyable way for two students to complete a
Reading assignment or share a story.
· Reciprocal / paired reading : Make a discussion in a pair or a group
· Jigsaw reading : Divide a long reading section into a sections
· Content raps : Read aloud in an important passage from a content-area text
With important new concept
· Intensive reading : Read and mark a short texts
· Independent choice reading : Taught how to choose books at their
Independent reading level
· Guided reading : Teacher with a small group who have similar reading
· Echo reading : a method to help children develop confidence and fluency

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Give yourself a break!!
It is importand for your body.
'sleep could have more effect on your health than you think'.
Do you know about that??
Here are some reason why we need to sleep :-
- It could make you thinner
- It could boost your memory
- It can fight colds, ulser and even cancer
- It can slow down aging
- It could keep you orderly

So,how ever you are buzy, you need to find time to sleep. If you cant, you will get the effect on your health...hehehe...

(source : Reader's Digest-november 2007)

Don't sneeze and drive!!!

Who are allergy-prone?? please take note.

Allergyreaction are caused when the immune system responds to allergents such as dust mites,pollen or pet hair and dander, by releasing histamine,causing symptoms such as wheezing and sneezing.The most common allergen causing allergic are dust mites.

It scary but true that if you sneeze while driving at 110 km/h on the road,you can travel up to 90 metres with your eyes closed, according to Automobile Association, so always have tissues handy and slow down and drop back if you feel and a sneeze coming on.

Yoy can buy a car air purifier which may help remove pollen,dust, and diesel exhaust. Some car purifiers plug into the cigarette lighter easily.

(source : Reader's Digest-november 2007)

yahoo messenger

Hey everybody!!!

Do you know about yahoo messenger or YM? It is related with chatting. Yeah!! That is my hobby. How about you? Do you familiar with it? But now! sob234x. I am very disappointed because no more YM at UMP. This is because YM at UMP is blockade. Nowadays YM is the most popular way to communicate with each others especially among the teenagers. From that, our massage will be sender to another person by PC to PC, PC to hand phone, phone to PC service, file transfer, web cam and so on. You just download to your PC and can start use it. It is free, so easy and suitable for everybody Beside that, no need to use you’re prepaid any more to call or massage. From here, you can save your prepaid. Next, it is no limited for you. You can send any massage as long as you can and as many as you want. Other than that, YM is the rite places to you cit-chat with your partners or you friends. Lastly, lets use YM as the way to our communicate. It is the best and can make you be happy. To those that not sign up yet, hurry up!!! Don’t waiting anymore. (Source:! Messenger)

Friday, July 25, 2008

global warming

Nowadays, global warming is the critical point of no return. It is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth’s forever.

However, the increased volumes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released by the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, agriculture, and other human activities, are believed to be the primary sources of the global warming that has occurred over the past 50 years.

Beside that, there are some of the effects that make global warming happened. For examples are increase the sea level,change of the agriculture shape and retreat the glasier. While many view the effects of global warming to be more substantial and more rapidly occurring than others do, the scientific consensus on climatic changes related to global warming is that the average temperature of the Earth has risen between 0.4 and 0.8 °C over the past 100 years.

Scientists from the intergovernmental panel carrying out global warming research have recently predicted that average global temperatures could increase between 1.4 and 5.8 °C by the year 2100. Changes resulting from global warming may include rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps, as well as an increase in occurrence and severity of storms and other severe weather events.

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I’m very interested with article about friendship that I have read. Now, I want to share here. Friendship is a co-operative and supportive behavior between two or more beings. Many kinds of friendships and that some are limited because of societal standards and it is such a special relationship. Friends will welcome each other's person and exhibit loyalty towards each other.They will also engage in mutually helping behavior, such as exchange of advice and the sharing of hardship.

More over, a friend is someone who may often demonstrate reciprocating and reflective behaviors. For being the best friendship, they must the tendency do desire what is best for the other, sympathy and empathy, honesty, perhaps in situation where it may difficult for others to speak the truth, especially in terms of pointing out the perceived faults of one's counterpart and the mutual understanding.

Lastly, in a comparison of personal relationships and friendship is considered to be closer than association, although there is a range of degrees of intimacy in both friendships and associations. Friendship and association can be thought of as spanning across the same continuum.