Thursday, May 27, 2010

Knowledge about Bad bugs~ how to keep healthy in all time.

 Bad Bugs

Bad bugs love the heat and humidity of summer. The only way to beat them is to follow hygienic habits. "The most favourable temperature for these bugs to grow is between 30°C-37°C," says Prof. Subrata Majumdar, microbiologist, Bose Institute, Kolkata. "Their virulence also intensifies in summer." and these bugs travel quickly too, from your desk to your bedroom. The only way to beat them is to follow hygienic habits everywhere-and sometimes the habit is as simple as washing your hands properly. Here we uncover potential germ sources to be wary of, and tell you how to keep germs at bay.

When you come in watch out for:

Doorknobs: Doorknobs are the prime suspect in the transmission of cold and flu virus and fungal infections via sweat.

Fix it: "Wash your hands after touching a doorknob or touch it with a tissue," suggests Majumdar.

Floor Carpet: Studies show that carpets give shelter to at least 200,000 bacteria particles per square inch, courtesy shoe soles. Most of them are faecal bacteria causing anything from diarrhoea to urinary tract infection (UTI).

Fix it: Take off your shoes before stepping on the carpet and ask your guests to do the same. Clean it with a disinfectant every week.

When you watch TV watch out for:

The remote: The TV remote harbors a cold virus named rhino-virus. It can stay on your remote surface for 2 days.

Fix it: Wipe it clean with a disinfectant every day.

The kitchen mop: Kitchen mops are infected with bacteria," says Dr Narender Saini, India representative, Global Hygiene Council. "They expose you to diseases like UTI, diarrhea and skin boils."

Fix it: Wash it with a good liquid detergent every day. Sun drying it, is also a must.

The kitchen sink: The drain of your sink is home to 500,000 bacteria per square inch. "It is the favorite hotpot for several kinds of fungi and bacteria since it offers them the ideal combination of moisture, oil and food crumbs," says Saini. So your sink may actually be the reason behind your UTI, pneumonia or lung infection.

Fix it: Scrub the basin daily. Pour a solution containing one tablespoon of bleaching powder and one litre of water down the drain. Keep the sink dry.

The cutting board: Pathogens, worms and fungi hide in the leafy greens and raw veggies that you chop on your cutting board. When transmitted, these may cause typhoid, anemia and stomach problems like amoebiosis and diarrhea.

Fix it: Wash the vegetables properly before cutting them and use separate boards for chopping meat and veggies. Clean the cutting boards with a potassium permanganate solution.

When you eat watch out for: Refrigerated food Food kept in the fridge for several days indulges bacteria and fungus, exposing you to a great many infections including diarrhea and UTI.

Fix it: "Refrigerate food at 4°C-5°C but not for more than 2 days. Heat it at 70°C for at least 3 mins before having it. Avoid reheating," says Saini. Throw the food if there is any smell or froth, or if the taste of the food changes after heating. It means some spores are still left behind.

Uncovered, Kept-out for-long food: Food rots quickly in summer and can cause stomach infection. "Also, flies transmit germs that may cause dysentery, typhoid and even cholera," says Dr Sandeep Budhiraja, director, internal medicine, Max Medcentre, Delhi.

Fix it: Cover all food, even salad. "Don't leave food out overnight outside the refrigerator," says Budhiraja. "And once heated, consume it quickly."

When you bathe watch out for:

Bath towels: Wet towels can give you skin irritation and fungal diseases (like Jock Itch). The chances of contamination increase if you share your towel.

Fix it: Don't share towels. "Sun dry all the towels every day and make sure they are not piled on each other. The towel of an infected person should be washed esp.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happiness - 10 Characteristics of Happy People

Dear beloved friends,


           Have you ever noticed how happy people seem to have certain characteristics in common? They seem to smile all of the time and they seem to have positive attitudes. I have listed 10 characteristics of happy people. You should go over this list and see if you share any of the same characteristics. If you do not, then you can use this list as a guide to help you to work towards being a happy person.

1. Avoid Negative People : Have you ever noticed how happy people always seem to flock together? You will not find people who are happy hanging around people who are grumpy, complainers or who are hot headed because they know that negative people will attempt to kill their spirits.

2. Positive Attitude : You can spot a high-spirited person a mile away based on their attitude. A person who is jolly is confident about their abilities, they smile a lot and they always have something nice to say.

3. Have a Plan : The people who are the happiest are the people who have a plan in life. Jubilant people know where they are going in life, they are focused, they have goals and they are living their life with a purpose.

4. Don't sweat the small stuff : People who are cheerful understand that certain things in life they can not change and instead of trying to change what they can not, they concentrate on the things that they can change.

5. Flexible : The happiest people in life are the people who understands that things are not always going to go as planned. When a situation occurs and they have to change their schedule, they do not get all bent out of shape. Instead they go with the flow.

6. See the Good in Everybody : It is a fact that each individual has good traits about themselves as well as bad traits. Happy people have learned to focus on the good traits in others and not the bad ones.

7. Laugh Often : Elated people do not take life so serious, they have learned the art of laughter. You will also find that happy people watch a lot of comedy and enjoy hearing a good joke.

8. Love the Skin That You Are In : Merry individuals love their bodies and they love themselves. People who are happy realize that they cannot truly love others until they first love themselves.

9. Take Time Out For Yourself : The happiest people live a balanced life. They work but they also make sure that they take time out to spend quality time with their family and their friends.

10.Relationship With a Higher Power : It appears that people who are the happiest hold their actions accountable to a Higher Power. Joyful people have a relationship with their Higher Power and they live their lives based on high values and morals.

Shared by Mr. Sachin Dhamale from India,
posted by prophetess Cassandra
on 24th of May 2010.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thank you for BEING my GOOD Friends, Smile !


Good FRIENDS are hard to find,
          Harder to leave, and impossible to forget

           DON'T cry over anyone who won't cry over you

You can only go as far as you push

ACTIONS speak louder than words

The HARDEST thing to do is watch the one you love,
 love somebody else

DON'T let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff

If you don't look around once in a while you might miss it

Some people make the world SPECIAL just by being in it

When it HURTS to look back,
And you're SCARED to look ahead,
You can look beside you and
Your BEST FRIEND will be there

 Friends are FOREVER

Good friends are like STARS You don't always see them,
 but you know they are ALWAYS THERE

DON'T frown.
You never know who is falling in love with your SMILE

What do you do when THE ONLY PERSON who can make you STOP CRYING --->
is the person who MADE YOU CRY?

Everything is okay in the end.
If it's not okay, then it's NOT THE END.

Most people walk in and out of your life
 but only GOOD FRIENDS leave FOOTPRINTS in your heart

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's day

To all mothers under the sun :

Happy Mother's Day

A wife of noble character who can find? 
She is worth far more than rubies. (31:10)

She speak with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of the household,
and does not eat the bread of idleness.(31:26-27)

Her children arise and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her.

Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all. (31:28-29)

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
And let her works bring her praise at the city gate.(31:30-31)

Epilogue :
Proverbs 31 "The wife of Noble Character"

Prophetess Cassandra