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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Easy Methods to Use in Teaching Your Child Effective Time Management

There are 3 easy methods to teach your child effective time management. These are: by teaching your child how to tell time; by teaching your child how to set priorities; and by showing your child that managing time is fun.

We’ve all been children before, so we know that some hardcore beliefs that we’ve decided to keep our entire lifetime had been passed on to us by our parents at an early age in our lives. We might even have forgotten when they actually first started telling us this and that, but we’re sure they’ve been doing so for as long as we can remember. Time management skills might just be what he needs to cope better in life when he’s grown. So how can you effectively teach your child this skill?

By teaching your child how to tell time

Teach your child early on to tell time. If you want your child to learn how to manage time, then this is the first step. Other than the advantage of being introduced early to numbers as well, your child will become more responsible and disciplined when he knows how to tell time and why it’s important. Use a clock with the three hands rather than a digital clock because your child might be bored with the latter. Choose a large one with attractive designs to make it more fun. For example, when your child asks for ice cream, tell him he can have one at four o’clock. Then show him the numbers where the hands should point at this time (You’ll also be teaching him patience through this.). As he asks for more things, he’ll have the idea that activities are done at different times during the day.

By teaching your child how to set priorities

As is always said, there are always more things to do than there is enough time to do all of them. This can be true even for a child. By teaching your child how to set his priorities, he’ll know how to divide his time among his different activities; he’ll know where to spend more time on, and where to spend little. You can teach your child this by using the reward principle. If he finishes his home work first, he will have the remaining time before bedtime entirely for television. But if he wants television first, he would have to watch only until a certain time, regardless if he’s watching a favorite show. Sometimes also, you might find your child having a dilemma between doing two school projects. Ask him which one he finds more difficult and advise him to do that one first. This way, he won’t dread doing the second project because he’ll know it’ll be easier. Always make your child see the advantages of wise choices; he’ll carry this skill until the time he starts making decisions for himself.

By showing your child that managing time means fun

You should never left this part out. If you allow sufficient time to be allotted for playing, entertainment, and doing the things your child enjoys, this will ensure that he knows you mean well and that you’re not simply making his childhood miserable. This is true for all the other things you want to teach your child; if you want your child to really accept the lessons you’re teaching him, it is always imperative that you let him see the fun part of it. Also, this is important for your child to learn how to balance responsibility and relaxation, which will ultimately make him the well-rounded individual that you want him to be.

As a parent, consulting a time management e-book might help in further honing your kid’s time management skills.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Beyond the Rack

In times of recession, it is still rewarding to think that a person can shop designer brands at exclusive prices. Most especially if you do not even have to hit the traffic and you can even save gas just by private shopping and picking up quality piece at a deep discount. Well, get listed and join an International Shopping Club Beyond the Rack and save up to 70%. This Shopping Club offers weekly sales features. So you had better not miss the limited-time events for any every special deal they have.

Beyond the Rack do ships worldwide. Just check their shipping rates for you to be aware on how much fees would it cost you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a GSM Phone and SIM Card

When you want to buy a GSM phone and SIM card, you need to know the required features and the best sources to make use of your equipment.

Just like Asia, Europe has adopted and begun to use the GSM standard for its mobile communications. Unlike the US, which relies on different mobile companies to create their standard that are often incompatible among the various networks, European and Asian GSM phone users can their phones wherever they need to. While that is a convenient thing for many, there are some important things to understand about GSM phones and SIM cards before buying them.

Features required

When making calls when you are in Europe, you will need a SIM card with a dual band unlocked GSM phone. European countries use dual frequencies, which are 900-1800. The US, on the other hand, uses 850-900. Selecting a quad-band GSM phone is most suitable for you if you intend to use it in Europe and in the US. Having an unlocked phone allows the user to use his SIM card so long as the frequency available qualifies for the given need. Make sure you buy a SIM card intended for the country where you are going to use it. So, if you are in Spain, use a Spain SIM card since call charges and available services will vary depending on the country. Definitely, when you are in a specific country for travel purposes only, a prepaid SIM is just what you need. Postpaid SIM normally requires a long-term contract and monthly bills to pay that fluctuate according to your usage. \

Best sources

Unlocked GSM phones can be acquired from many sources. You have the option of buying them on eBay or on Amazon. Most companies that rent unlocked phones also have items for sale. When purchasing your phone, check that it is recommended for use in the specified country where you will need it. You also need to buy a multi-voltage charger for your phone. Oftentimes, you can use your SIM card with your GSM phone, too. It is not necessary to buy the phone and the SIM card at the same time. Generally, it is now easy to purchase SIM cards for nearly all countries right in your country of origin.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Eating Fruit on an Empty Stomach

Happy Wednesday everyone. Let me share an article from a chain email I received from my friend Doris. Thanks sis for sending this email.

What do you think of this??

Dr Stephen Mak treats terminal ill cancer patients by "un-orthodox" way and many patients recovered. He explains: before he is using solar energy to clear the illnesses of his patients. He believes on natural healing in the body against illnesses. See the article below.

Letter to original email writer:

Dear Shereen,
Thanks for the email on fruits and juices. It is one of the strategies to heal cancer. As of late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%. Cancer patients shouldn't die. The cure for cancer is already found. It is whether you believe it or not. I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the conventional treatments.

Thanks and God bless.
Dr Stephen Mak


We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?


If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining — every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat ddurian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc — actually alll this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair
, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene — the ccancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer!
Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE': (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!) Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

Naturally, leaves turn from green to yellow then brownish dry and shriveled. It is not because this plant bears bats, lol, but for the reason that those leaves are already older leaves, their time is over.

As we noticed, these leaves turning to yellow are in the lower area of a plant. When nature re-captures the nutrients from the older leaves into the main plant then the leaf color becomes yellow.

Thanks to DrowseyMonkey for this meme.