Healthy Cooking and Stress Free Life – Lessons I Learnt in Alabama

Posted by DryAdmin on September 15th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

I always had a keen interest in writing. Even before people started expressing themselves on blogs, and Facebook became the next big thing, I was writing for magazines, newspapers and journals. Yes, you guessed it right. I am a full time journalist, who does not really have any problems with the Internet. However, unlike the bloggers of the modern age, I get to visit conferences, and check out presentations from various companies and institutions.

My areas of work have been presidential news, general news stories, current events, health news, and more. Recently, I attended a Health & Lifestyle congress in Alabama. Though numerous organizations, institutions and individuals made their presentations, I was really impressed by the ones on healthy cooking and living a stress free life.

In the modern age, we have a lot of pressure to move past the competition, perform better than everyone, earn a good living, and even find true love. This leads to a stressful life, and all kinds of health problems. Moreover, companies come up with a new food product almost every day. While some are healthy, others just look attractive, and cause problems in the long run. These two basic problems laid the foundation for the presentations at the Healthy & Lifestyle congress in Alabama.

Healthy Cooking

Healthy cooking can resolve most problems related to your health. The presentation was focused on the use of pressure cookers to promote healthy cooking. These days, many high end cookers in the market can help you prepare a wide range of healthy and delicious dishes. However, in order to save time, you just eat frozen or processed foods. In the long run, such choices can pose serious threats to your overall health.

When you are using a pressure cooker, you’re able to prepare many different dishes. Moreover, high end cookers come with timers, and higher heating capacity. Thus, they can prepare dishes quickly. You would not have to wait long before you’re served with properly steamed rice, oil free gravy dishes and steamed chicken. Since I came back, I started using my pressure cooker to cook food, and even looked for some new pressure cookers on http://www.pressurecookercritic.com.

Stress Free Life

The second presentation that I liked was about living a stress free life. Unlike other presentations on the same topic, this one wasn’t preachy. It didn’t suggest any unrealistic remedies or impractical outcomes. It simply focused on meditation. The presentation was about taking some time out for yourself, and making sure that your mind is relaxed everyday.

The presentation discussed how the human brain is also a muscle, and like every other muscle in the body, even the mind needs some sort of workout. Meditating for a few minutes everyday can be the best thing for your mental fitness.

Once you start meditating regularly, you will not only feel more relaxed, but notice an improvement in your memory and cognitive abilities. The presentation talked about various techniques to help you meditate properly. If you want to know more about these meditation techniques, have a look at this site.

Nursing On the Upswing!

Posted by DryAdmin on September 12th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Nursing is an excellent professional career for both men and women. It has in some instances been viewed as a ‘second hand’ profession and one for those who could not make it to be doctors. However, this is not the case. Nursing is a crucial part of health care. It is through nursing that patients receive care. Nurses are equipped with the necessary knowledge that also enables them to work hand in hand with doctors in their profession by taking down patient information as well as performing preliminary tests.

Nursing Rising in Every State

The nursing profession has been embraced by many in almost every state of the US. The Department of Labor in the United States has identified registered nurses as having the fastest growth rate in all nursing sectors. This is all thanks to the passage of the Affordable Healthcare Act, which allowed many more Americans access to the healthcare they need.

Requirements

Before practicing in the nursing profession, there are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled. Educational background form the basis of the requirements. Before commencing your diploma or degree program in nursing, one needs to have successfully completed sciences which include biology and chemistry. A pass in psychology is an added requirement. The next step is to enroll in a nursing program from an accredited institute. One is then acquired to possess either an associate degree that takes two years in the university or a bachelors degree that takes at least four years. A diploma from a trade school that usually takes three years is also accepted. The final step is to get a license after passing the Licensing Board exam. Different licensing boards represent all the different specialties a potential nurse could work in.

Main Nursing Sectors Nationwide
Nursing is practiced in a wide range of medical departments. Each of these departments require a unique set of skills and knowledge that sets each of the nurses apart. The nursing profession offers diversity to its practitioner. Depending on the department the nurse works under, the environment may vary. A nurse is no longer confined to a hospital. They can now deliver services in a variety of places such as airplanes, schools as well as private nurses among others. Similarly, the duration in which the nurse is on duty will also differ. In some hospital divisions, 12 hour shifts are typical, while in clinic settings 8 hour days are normal. Nursing professions can be classified into five main sectors: the government nurses, home nurses, hospital nurses, nursing institutions and physician’s office nurses.

Salary range

Salaries in the nursing profession vary depending on the sector in which one works. Anyone willing to work as a nurse should expect an average salary or $55,000 annually with approximately $31 per hour. Notably, these salary figures are subject to change from one sector to another. In many states, government nurses earn an annual salary of $68,500 while hospital nurses earn $67,200. Nurses working in private homes, nursing institutions and the physician’s office can expect an average annual salary of $62,000, $58,800 and $58,400 respectively.

 

More Payday Loans to Coffee Shops Owners

Posted by DryAdmin on September 6th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Running a coffee based business can be really tough. There is a lot of effort and determination that one must put in to run a successful coffee business. For coffee shop businesses payday loans are exceptionally helpful. It’s an easy way for the business to get the much-needed cash for the businesses and supplies. Such as investing in the best single cup coffee maker for ground coffee, new coffee and tea blends, or buying new tables and chairs, or painting, or even fixing some repairs. The biggest benefit is that coffee shops can run their business of payday loans without having to put up the upfront collateral that a business loan would require. Payday loans are a must have for any coffee shop owner.

That’s why in recent months financial institutions are offering more payday loans to coffee shop owners, a smart business strategy on their part, seeing how payday loans and coffee shops seem to be intertwined. This has created a mutual relationship where the coffee shop receives the cash they need and the businesses are making more money of the payday loans. Everyone wins! This relationship is only going to strengthen as time passes as this is how the payday loan industry works. So right now, it might be a good time to open up that coffee shot business that you always wanted.

If you happen to go to Spain and you find in a situation where extra cash is needed, I will recommend you to visit PrestamosOnline.com, a Payday Loan Service that will help in any monetary emergency, as they are one of the best review websites in the region for Online Loans. You can read from several Spanish website that they are the first step for solving your doubts related payday loan.

PrestamosOnline.com ha sido de mayor beneficio para la comunidad Española a la hora de cómo pedir un prestamo rapido y creditos online sin aval. La página tiene más de 10 mil usuarios que mensualmente buscan información sobre salir de duedas y ayudas financiera. Definitivamente que PrestamosOnline.com se ha converido en una gran fuente de información para quien lo necesite.

Traslation: PrestamosOnline.com has become in a great informational website for the Spanish community as it guides you through the steps you need to take before asking for a payday loan. This website has more than 10 thousand users per month and it a starting point for those who are looking to request for a personal loan.

I found this website really useful during the last summer in Europe. I visited more than 6 cities, but I totally forgot that my credit card had a spending limit when it is used abroad. So I ran out of cash when I arrived to my last destination, and I had to apply for a payday loan.

Jumping back to the main topic, there are several benefits that lenders provide specifically for coffee shop owners, such as the fact that they don’t focus on your credit score but more of the potential profit of your business. Not only that, but also these lenders will give you more time to repay the loan if you are having a bad month. They also have a fast application process so you can get the loan within just a couple hours after applying. Don’t even worry about the approval rate because it’s so high that anybody could get the loan. Payday loans are truly gold for coffee shop owners.

Overall, if you are looking for more information regarding payday loans or how to improve your credit, please write me an email or just fill in the contact form.

Obama will see his doctors again this week and he is expecting a clean bill of health.

Posted by DryAdmin on March 10th, 2014 — Posted in Health and Well-being, News

Obama's HealthBarack Obama may be the leader of the United States, but he’s not invincible; even he has been experiencing mild symptoms of aging over the years of his administration, which leads to regular visits to his personal cadre of physicians on hand for every situation that may arise.

The Attempt and Failure of Congress to Better our School Systems

Posted by DryAdmin on March 10th, 2014 — Posted in Career and Education

US Congress20%. That’s the number of bills enacted into laws out of the hundreds that made it past committee between 2011 and 2013. This number represents the utter and staggering failure of our Congressional body to do their jobs at a very base level.

Olympians in Sochi, Capturing the True Spirit of the Games.

Posted by DryAdmin on March 10th, 2014 — Posted in Sports

Sochi OlympicsIf many of you are like me you’ve never even heard of Sochi before it was announced as the home of the Winter Olympics this year. Sochi, Russia is located along side the shores of the Black Sea, and near the Caucasus mountains. Sochi is one of Russia’s largest resorts cities due to its subtropical climate, meaning it has warm to hot summers, and fairly mild winters, which is why it became the proud host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Labiaplasty On The Rise Nationwide For Cosmetic Reasons

Posted by DryAdmin on October 12th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

When it comes to “labiaplasty,” or the plastic surgery method to change the outer and inner labia folds of skin that surround a woman’s vulva, the view is mixed with health professionals. In fact, the cosmetic genital surgery known as labiaplasty or vaginoplasty is trending in both American and European plastic surgery clinics today. Labiaplasties are also on the rise in Asia and South America, reports the World Health Agency that is monitoring this rise in elected labiaplasties for cosmetic purposes.

Labiaplasty on the increase

Health officials worry that too many “unnecessary” genital surgeries are taking place worldwide for women unaware of health dangers associated with this altering of the vulva for sexual pleasure purposes. For instance, a recent study of cosmetic genital surgery in women by the famed Journal of Sexual Medicine stated that more than “40 percent of women” who elect to have this radical surgery do it “for aesthetic reasons alone.” Still, there are many women who undergo this procedure to repair or correct birth defects or abnormalities related to disease or even physical accidents.

Clear and present dangers for labia reduction

The women who feel a need to reduce or change the shape of their labia minora or labia majora, often learn much later that using plastic surgery to reduce the size or shape of the skin that surrounds their vulva is risking business, say doctors commenting online. For example, a top woman’s doctor at King’s College Hospital in London told the BBC TV News that “women are risking infection” and other health woes due to unregulated cosmetic surgery involving the female vulva. The doctor claimed that many women are “simply unaware” of the great health dangers of this elective surgery that does can lead to “decreased sensitivity” in this highly personal area of a woman’s body.

The risks of cosmetic genital surgery in women include:

– Functional impairment of the vulva muscles
– Depression due to the long and painful surgery healing process
– Serious and even dangerous infections
– Problematic bleeding after surgery
– Ongoing nerve danged leading to incontinence and sexual relationship issues
– Scarring of the vulva genitals

In general, this type of surgery is only recommended for women who choose male to female elective sexual “reassignment” surgery, or women with serious birth defects or other vaginal abnormalities that warrant this somewhat drastic surgery that could impact the health of the vaginal passage, uterus and fallopian tubes, say gynecologists.

Changing the labia for cosmetic reasons

At a time when a woman’s labia is considered to be fair game for cosmetic surgery to change the shape, color or size of the inner labia, there are some females and women health advocates who think it is all-important to “get a second opinion” for this type of delicate surgery. In fact, there is a view that there may be internal and other invisible health issues related to the woman’s inner labia, clitoris, urethra and vagina health that should be sorted out first before choosing surgery. Thus, it is recommended that any woman electing to have this cosmetic procedure to seek out more than just one doctor’s opinion before deciding on surgery to change the external genitalia.

Childbirth and genital surgery

While it is a medical textbook fact that the size and shape of a woman’s labia changes after a pregnancy and childbirth, doctors say this change is “normal” and should not be a reason to get surgery to reduce the inner labia’s size or shape. Still, a woman has a right to do whatever she wants with her body, according to the U.S. law of the land. Thus, the focus on “healthy and safe” elective surgery to either reduce or increase a woman’s labia size is advised and promoted nationwide.

However, there is a growing trend in genital piercing to change the labial function and size for various reasons known only to the women who elect to have this piercing done, say doctors and other experts.

Female genitalia under the knife

The cosmetic surgery procedure to the female genitalia “labia” is linked to making these skin folds either smaller or larger, depending on the desires of the patient. While doctors tell their patients who elect this type of surgery that the labia’s job is to both protect and surround the clitoris and the vagina opening, there are many women who view their labia as something to change like putting on a pair of earnings to appear more attractive or beautiful, explained a female gynecologist commenting online. The doctor went on to explain that the labium “lip” is a “very sensitive” area of a woman’s body that should be taken care of at all costs.

Overall, the focus today on labia reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons is due to more and more women thinking they need a different looking and functioning labia with trending labiaplastic techniques that have not always been proven to be safe or necessary.

Thanks to The Female Surgery for their help with this article.

Labiaplasty On The Rise Nationwide For Cosmetic Reasons

Posted by DryAdmin on October 10th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

When it comes to “labiaplasty,” or the plastic surgery method to change the outer and inner labia folds of skin that surround a woman’s vulva, the view is mixed with health professionals. In fact, the cosmetic genital surgery known as labiaplasty or vaginoplasty is trending in both American and European plastic surgery clinics today. Labiaplasties are also on the rise in Asia and South America, reports the World Health Agency that is monitoring this rise in elected labiaplasties for cosmetic purposes.

Labiaplasty on the increase

Health officials worry that too many “unnecessary” genital surgeries are taking place worldwide for women unaware of health dangers associated with this altering of the vulva for sexual pleasure purposes. For instance, a recent study of cosmetic genital surgery in women by the famed Journal of Sexual Medicine stated that more than “40 percent of women” who elect to have this radical surgery do it “for aesthetic reasons alone.” Still, there are many women who undergo this procedure to repair or correct birth defects or abnormalities related to disease or even physical accidents.

Clear and present dangers for labia reduction

The women who feel a need to reduce or change the shape of their labia minora or labia majora, often learn much later that using plastic surgery to reduce the size or shape of the skin that surrounds their vulva is risking business, say doctors commenting online. For example, a top woman’s doctor at King’s College Hospital in London told the BBC TV News that “women are risking infection” and other health woes due to unregulated cosmetic surgery involving the female vulva. The doctor claimed that many women are “simply unaware” of the great health dangers of this elective surgery that does can lead to “decreased sensitivity” in this highly personal area of a woman’s body.

The risks of cosmetic genital surgery in women include:

– Functional impairment of the vulva muscles
– Depression due to the long and painful surgery healing process
– Serious and even dangerous infections
– Problematic bleeding after surgery
– Ongoing nerve danged leading to incontinence and sexual relationship issues
– Scarring of the vulva genitals

In general, this type of surgery is only recommended for women who choose male to female elective sexual “reassignment” surgery, or women with serious birth defects or other vaginal abnormalities that warrant this somewhat drastic surgery that could impact the health of the vaginal passage, uterus and fallopian tubes, say gynecologists.

Changing the labia for cosmetic reasons

At a time when a woman’s labia is considered to be fair game for cosmetic surgery to change the shape, color or size of the inner labia, there are some females and women health advocates who think it is all-important to “get a second opinion” for this type of delicate surgery. In fact, there is a view that there may be internal and other invisible health issues related to the woman’s inner labia, clitoris, urethra and vagina health that should be sorted out first before choosing surgery. Thus, it is recommended that any woman electing to have this cosmetic procedure to seek out more than just one doctor’s opinion before deciding on surgery to change the external genitalia.

Childbirth and genital surgery

While it is a medical textbook fact that the size and shape of a woman’s labia changes after a pregnancy and childbirth, doctors say this change is “normal” and should not be a reason to get surgery to reduce the inner labia’s size or shape. Still, a woman has a right to do whatever she wants with her body, according to the U.S. law of the land. Thus, the focus on “healthy and safe” elective surgery to either reduce or increase a woman’s labia size is advised and promoted nationwide.

However, there is a growing trend in genital piercing to change the labial function and size for various reasons known only to the women who elect to have this piercing done, say doctors and other experts.

Female genitalia under the knife

The cosmetic surgery procedure to the female genitalia “labia” is linked to making these skin folds either smaller or larger, depending on the desires of the patient. While doctors tell their patients who elect this type of surgery that the labia’s job is to both protect and surround the clitoris and the vagina opening, there are many women who view their labia as something to change like putting on a pair of earnings to appear more attractive or beautiful, explained a female gynecologist commenting online. The doctor went on to explain that the labium “lip” is a “very sensitive” area of a woman’s body that should be taken care of at all costs.

Overall, the focus today on labia reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons is due to more and more women thinking they need a different looking and functioning labia with trending labiaplastic techniques that have not always been proven to be safe or necessary.

Thanks to The Female Surgery for their help with this article.

test 2 – again

Posted by DryAdmin on October 8th, 2014 — Posted in Fashion and Beauty

Second test

Test

Posted by DryAdmin on October 8th, 2014 — Posted in Health and Well-being

Testing…

Best News Reader Applications for Android

Posted by DryAdmin on October 2nd, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

There are a lot of news worthy events that take place everyday. Trying to keep up with these events can sometimes be a daunting task. One way that consumers can stay up on the latest headlines is by using applications that will give them up-to-date information, constant news feeds and breaking news trends.The following information will inform consumers about 5 popular news reading applications for their Android devices.

Feedly

Feedly is an application that aggregates news content from different sources on the web so that consumers can read it in one place. After a consumer enters information into the app about their favourite sites, blogs, magazines and journals; the app will regularly access this information to bring them news events and stories. RSS feeds are also available on this app and they can be used to break the news down into small-sized packets of information. Feedly is specifically designed for smartphones and tablets and this app will automatically sync between two Android devices. This app is free for use from Google Play.

Flipboard

Flipboard is a personalized magazine app that people can use to monitor the latest news, read stories from around the world and to browse articles. Users can also browse videos and photos from friends through the sharing feature that is included on the Flipboard application. Consumers will have to pick out their favorite titles so that their magazine will be custom made to their preferences. This app also allows users to connect their social network sites to the app and it can be used to communicate with friends or to stay on top of the latest trending news. This app is free to download on Android devices. Installation is easy via Google Play Store, but in case you don’t have account there, you could download an apk file from apkfreedownload.org and manually install it.

Digg

Digg aggregates the most important news stories and information from different parts of the web so that users can read it in one place. This apps uses feeds so that users can follow their favourite online publishers, writers and bloggers. Once the sites that people like to read are entered into Digg, the app will then begin to take information from these selected sites to present to users. A person can connect their social media sites to the Digg app to keep up on trending news events. They can also save stories so that they can read them later on Digg, Instapaper and Pocket. This app does not cost anything to use.

Circa News

Circa News was created by Circa 1605, Inc. and this application is powered by a team of journalists that cover headline news. This news is delivered to users through the use of the app. Circa condenses lengthy news articles down to size so that people are able to read them with more efficiency. Users can quickly discover breaking news and share stories with friends. There is also a widget that allows users to stay current with home screen feeds. Circa can be purchased free of charge from Google Play.

Pocket

What makes Pocket such a great app is its ability to copy text from the web so that people can use it to view stories offline. Pocket not only allows offline browsing people can also use this app to save videos which they can watch at a later time. This app can help consumers to save money on their data charges since they can read information without having to stay connected to the web. This application can be linked to other social sites and email. Users can also upgrade this app to the premium service and create their own unique libraries. Users can obtain Pocket for free from the Google Play store.

How School Shootings Are Affecting The Public Image Of Gun Ownership

Posted by DryAdmin on September 2nd, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Sadly there have been a number of highly publicized school shootings over the last decade. These have been huge news all across the world and have not cast a good light over American society.

Whilst mass public shootings are not unknown overseas the reality is that the vast majority of these are in America, and we have lost vastly more American citizens to random gun attacks than in any other country that is not at war.

Unfortunately, whilst it might seem that these random school massacres are relatively recent, the reality is that there are instances of this occurring for more than 100 years. A lot more than 100 years in fact, the first recorded school shooting happened on July 26, 1764.

There has been much debate over the last few decades about the public right to firearm ownership. It is of course maintained that this right to firearm ownership is supported by the Constitution, though many deny this.

However the reality is that whether or not the Constitution supports the right of an individual citizen to own a firearm there are now more and more people who are arguing that this right should be limited or even removed entirely for the public safety.

When the Constitution was written there were no automatic weapons. Firearms then were slow to load, cumbersome to use and fired one single shot.

Nowadays one man with a bag full of ammunition and an automatic weapon can become a one-man army and massacre dozens of people in a short period of time.

Of course it’s not just the right to bear weapons which is the problem. Many people completely fail to secure their firearms in the home and thieves who break in are able to steal these weapons which can be used against the homeowners or against other people.

And even worse it’s now estimated that there are somewhere around 10,000 children killed or injured by firearms every single year in the US, many of these owned by the parents of the child killed or injured.

It is absolutely essential that at a minimum there be mandatory requirements for all firearm owners to own a quality gun safe. In our experience not all gun safes are of good quality.

Owners of firearms should be required to purchase and maintain a gun safe that is suitable for the type of weapons and the number of weapons they own. It’s quite possible to find good gun safe reviews (here) which set out clearly the type of gun safe which suits the particular type of weapon. Stack On gun safes are a good place to start.

Unfortunately there are very powerful pressure groups, from organisations which make money from the sale of firearms in the US, and these groups exert an unwanted influence on the American government.

However the safety of our children and the safety of every citizen who walks the streets in America is a much more important priority that the profits of firearm manufacturers.

It’s time to take back our country and recognize that the right to bear weapons in America is no longer appropriate.

How Online Pregnancy Tests Are Becoming A Standard Procedure Among Many Modern Woman.

Posted by DryAdmin on August 29th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

The internet truly has changed our society so very much. It truly is a virtual world where nearly anything these days can be done there. This even includes finding out how far along you are in your pregnancy. It used to be that when a woman wanted to find out if she was pregnant or if she wanted to plan her pregnancy, she had to do so in consultation with her doctor. These days it’s become as simple as switching on a computer and just going online. There are tons of websites that offer these online pregnancy tests free of charge. All you have to do is go to the relevant website, type in the information required – this is usually the first date of your last period – and then you click on the button that says calculate. Within seconds you will have an answer. And that’s how easy it is. It is the most accessible, cheap, and confidential way to get answers to your most personal questions. And this is the reason why these online tests have grown to become so popular. It fits right into the modern woman’s way of thinking and way of life. By this I mean that modern women are more demanding than the traditional woman was. The modern woman wants answers fast. The modern woman wants control over her body, and she wants to discover the answer to her private concerns and questions in the fastest and least invasive way possible. The modern woman is techno savvy and is au fais with all kinds of new electronic gadgets and products. The internet is where she shops, where she chats to friends, where she meets new guys to date, where she looks for a job, sometimes its where her office is based, and in this virtual world, it is certainly a great place for her to find fast answers to important questions.

Generally however, it is always recommended that you follow up an online test with an actual physical exam at your doctor’s office. This is not to confirm the date calculated by the internet computer, but just to confirm the result that you are in fact pregnant. It may very well be that you have missed your period for reasons which have nothing to do with your pregnancy. So for this reason it’s always good to have a confirmation exam with your physician.

If you are going the route of an online test, you need to be careful of which website you decide to go to. Some of the websites will offer you free tests. But some websites are subscription based. This means that they are going to charge you a fee to register and only then will you get access to their pregnancy calculator. The information you get from these subscription sites is very detailed though. Often they have a service that sends you weekly emails and includes diagrams revealing the development of the foetus. If you are indeed pregnant, being signed in to one of these sites is very helpful.

Globalising Beauty

Posted by DryAdmin on August 24th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Beauty matters. Beauty has always mattered. But, as the famous saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The problem as we go forward into a very global age, if that every culture, sub culture and permeation of human being has a different idea of what that beauty is.

Which hasn't lessened the pressure to conform to beauty standards. Traditionally an area of pressure brought to bear the most on women, we seem to have 'corrected' the sexual double standard by forcing men into the same unrealistic beauty expectations rather then easing up on women. The only problem now is that no two people can decide what that beauty you have to stretch for, be and encompass actually is.

No wonder no one seems to know what they're doing any more. In a world where we're constantly told someone else looks better- and therefore is better- then us, we're constantly grasping for this elusive imagery that even we ourselves can't quantify. Blondes dye their hair brunette, while brunettes bleach blonde. Asians alter their eyes simply for vague notions of attractiveness in the west. Westerners long for the nipped and natural petite Asian physique.

Hence, I presume, the sever recent upswing in cosmetic surgeries. Extreme times call for extreme measures. People resort to sliding under the knife to get the body they 'have' to have- whatever that is.. You can guarantee the one thing it isn't is what the unfortunate soul already has.

Perhaps it's time to explore another area of business innovation. Not beauty marketing. Not even the counter-cultural swing against exacting these tolls on people's minds and bodies. After all, body acceptance is a nice idea, but in a world where the beauty industry makes astronomical amounts of money annually it isn't going away any time soon. How about broadening the market in safe and sensible information about these various beauty procedure?

For example, when they're busy dreaming of their new double D's, how many of the teenage girls now seeking breast implants stop to wonder how much are breast implants anyway? Want an answer? Click on through and find out. That page offers sane and sensible advice on how to budget, how to prepare and what you need to know about surgery. Here's another one on liposuction prices. But, sadly, these sites are few and far between and tend to be drowned out by idealistic nonsense and people selling things with little care as to the monetary or health costs it leaves their target with.

Safe and sane is a message we preach rather half-heartedly, after all, in more industries and more areas then just aesthetics and beauty. Maybe it's because any issues inevitably gets stuck between the greed of those marketing it and those who close their minds and scream loudly at it to go away. Neither is an attitude open to much evolution. Perhaps it's time to start looking beyond such extremes, to founding a beauty industry that- like the globalised ideas of beauty themselves- starts to embrace a global trend towards information, safety and working on the facts and not the marketing fictions.

Health Care and Health Panic

Posted by DryAdmin on August 24th, 2014 — Posted in Uncategorized

Panic is a natural reflex. It's designed by evolution to keep us on our feet and living to see another day. But it's also a particularly stupid facet of the human mind that breeds a ridiculous set of circumstances and unnecessary panic all in one. And there's no area of greater panic, or so it seems, then when it comes to our health.

You only have to look at the news to see a classic example in action- Ebola. Panicking already? Well, most of the Western World is. Stupidly. No matter how many times we're told there's no need for the panic we're seeing, plain fact is people are freaking out. And salacious news networks leading with overblown news headlines designed to sow the seeds of panic [and sell papers] are not helping. This is, of course, not to downplay the very human toll the outbreak is taking in Western Africa. It's a serious problem. It's a worth news story. It's a humanitarian crisis. What it is not is a reason for panicky Brits and Americans to be scuttling to military surplus stores in pursuit of gas masks. Think I'm joking? I've had two incidences in my news feed this week of exactly that. It's ridiculous. Can these people not read? Do they not understand that this is not a virus spread by breathing contact, that- as viruses go- it's one that's fairly difficult to spread as it spreads by fluid contact?

No. They're caught up in the drama. Simple fact is, the Western world can contain any possible outbreaks, and support the sufferers, and dispense experimental drugs, in a way the poor countries worst affected by it cannot. We won't see an outbreak of dangerous proportion- but don't we just love flocking to the hive mind of newspapers that want to sell drama and fear.

Take another great health example- the ever spreading panic over fat. The way fat is treated, you'd think it was Ebola. There's a mass panic around the idea that one could be just a touch heavy. Again, I don't mean to negate the very real issues around obesity. But there's no need to treat the thought of being a smidgen overweight with a response more suited to a nuclear crisis. But again, diets sell through creating that panic- and we seem to be so very susceptible to it.

Without that scaremongering, there'd be no crash diets out there. No one would be restricting themselves to starvation levels of calories without any assistance and wondering why they fail. No one would be buying products. And marketers would be sad.

I can't speculate on why the human mind is so open to panic when it comes to its own health. I can leave you with a tip, though- if you really, honestly want to try a severe calorie restriction diet, get the right one. The HCG diet does at least offer support by using the hormone to tamp down your natural hunger responses, so you won't be stressing your body out unduly. The HCG injection kit looks a little daunting, but the HCG pellets should be easy enough for anyone to use. Remember to use it as intended too- crash diets are quick fixes, not long term strategies.

And remember that being a little tubby isn't the end of the world, just a sign you need to get your bum off the couch. And remember too that Ebola is probably not coming to get you- stop scaremongering for the drama of it, and maybe turn a thought instead to the thousands actually affected by this current crises. Let' s hope our scientists and medical brains can get something effective done fast.

Driving Fatalities are Increasing while Motor Technologies are Decreasing Accidents

Posted by DryAdmin on August 21st, 2014 — Posted in Health and Well-being, News

The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) is a report by the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) that provides data on highway fatalities within a given year. According to FARS, there were 33, 561 auto related deaths in 2012 and this number shows an increase from 2011. FARS also reports that the overall amount of fatalities have decreased since the 1950s. This information reveals that improved motor vehicle technology, effective laws and safer drivers have all contributed to the overall decrease in road side accidents and deaths.

Basic Driving Fatalities

At least 30,000 people die each year due to accidents. Most of these accidents were the result of a collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist’s or pedestrian that could have been avoided if the drivers were wearing full face headgear. FARS statistics also reveal that distraction-affected crashes claimed 3, 328 lives in 2012. Distracted driving usually involves people texting or talking on their cell phone while driving and it could also involve other bad habits such as reading or putting on make up. As a matter of fact at least 600,000 people use their cell phones while they drive at any given time on American roadways and streets. Drunk driving fatalities increased 4.6 percent in 2012, taking 10,322 lives compared to 9,865 in 2011. Keep in mind that FARS statistics have not been released for 2014.

The Hidden Dangers of Road Rage

According to the NHTSA, road rage is on the rise and close to 7,000,000 crashes happen each year because of this behavior. Road rage is technically called aggressive driving by the NHTSA. At least 218 fatalities happen each year which are caused by aggressive driving including many truck drivers that have taken the proper driver training. At least 85% of commercial drivers will be involved in some incident involving aggressive driving. People who drink and drive will probably show a greater potential to drive aggressively while out on the road.

Motor Vehicle Safety

Many vehicles are now being constructed with new safety technology. NHSTA regulates safety features on vehicles and they include electronic stability control, lane departure warning and tire pressure monitoring systems. Other features such as safety belts and air bags are also come standard on many vehicles. rollover and forward collision technology are two other important safety components that are helping to save more lives while out on the road.

Most newer cars are small and compact and they can easily maneuver on the highways and roads. Smaller cars are better for maneuvering out of crashes. However, many of these vehicles have a tendency to cause more damage when they are involved in accidents. Since 2009 at least 13,000 lives were saved with the use of safety features such as seat belts says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Most driver accidents do not cause injuries but they do rack up insurance costs. There were 5,419,000 police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2010 and auto insurance companies pay out nearly 240 billion dollars each year in auto insurance claims related to injuries,vehicle and property damage.

In conclusion, road side fatalities are up due to distracted, aggressive and drunk driving habits. While fatalities have been on the rise the overall number of deaths and accidents have been dramatically reduced because of vehicle safety features. NHTSA expects the number of fatalities to decrease in the coming years because of improved vehicle safety technology and the increase in competent and cautious drivers.