5 powerful foods that help reduce blood pressure 5 Powerful Foods that Lower Your Blood Pressure Are you eating enough of these 5 amazing foods that help reduce high blood pressure? by Frank ManganoConsumer Health AdvocateAuthor of the popular book: Blood Pressure Miracle Did you know that stroke and coronary heart disease still remain to be on the list of the top three main causes of death in the USA? What is High Blood Pressure and how does this come into play? According to the National Institute for Health, blood pressure levels of 140/90 mmHg or more can be classified as hypertension. The worst part about having high blood pressure is that the condition can sometimes be present without any symptoms and before we know it, the damage is already extensive. What are the Risk Factors Associated with High Blood Pressure? What can You Do to Lower Blood Pressure? You don't need potentially dangerous drugs to control and reduce your blood pressure. If you are a smoker, quit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Thanks for your request. My top 55 flat-belly foods
Your brain on multitasking « What's in your wake? | Main | My First ETech Comments » Your brain on multitasking If you're a programmer, you know that context-switching in a multi-threaded system isn't 100% free. And although there have been plenty of studies to show otherwise, the belief that multitasking will let us get more done continues. Our brains can't do even two independent things that require conscious thought, especially if those two things involve different goals. With each context switch, say, from the phone conversation to the email, there's a hit. So if you're stressed for time, do everything you can to resist the seemingly-intuitive notion that doing several things at once will save time. But imagine what it would be like if every time your co-worker, friend, spouse, lover, child wanted to say something to you and you turned and gave that person all your attention. One tip: the brain finds it almost impossible to not turn to look at a television that's on (more on that in another post). TrackBack Raj
Kratom is a new herbal remedy & tonic Crash course in learning theory « If pets could design user experiences... | Main | Crash Course in Learning Summary » Crash course in learning theory One formula (of many) for a successful blog is to create a "learning blog". A blog that shares what you know, to help others. Even--or especially--if that means giving away your "secrets". Teaching people to do what you do is one of the best ways we know to grow an audience--an audience of users you want to help. It's what I try to do here because--let's face it--you're just not that into me ; ) But I assume (since you're reading this blog) that you ARE into helping your users kick ass. So, as promised in an earlier post, here's a crash course on some of our favorite learning techniques gleaned from cognitive science, learning theory, neuroscience, psychology, and entertainment (including game design). This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. The long version...
Does your heart stop when you sneeze? (Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress) A sneeze begins with a tickling sensation in the nerve endings that sends a message to your brain that it needs to rid itself of something irritating the lining of your nose. You first take a deep breath and hold it, which tightens your chest muscles. The pressure of air in your lungs increases, you close your eyes, your tongue presses against the roof of your mouth and suddenly your breath comes out fast through your nose. So where did the myth originate that your heart stops when you sneeze? The changing pressure in your chest due to sneezing also changes your blood flow, which may change the rhythm of your heartbeat. Why do people say, “God bless you,” after someone sneezes? There are varying accounts as to the origin of this response. The expression may have also originated from superstition. Sneeze responses from around the world: Interesting facts: Sneezes are an automatic reflex that can’t be stopped once sneezing starts. For more print resources... Hay fever. Nasal anatomy.
How to make something amazing, right now « Reducing fear is the killer app | Main | Dilbert and the zone of mediocrity » How to make something amazing, right now What if you needed to build a powerful web app, but you had only ten hours a week for programming? What if you wanted to write a novel, but you had to do it in 30 days? What if you wanted to create a computer game, but you had only 48 hours? What if you had to write, shoot, and edit a short film in 24 hours? Shakespeare wrote sonnets in iambic pentameter. Some of the cleverest computer-themed poems are haikus: The code was willing, It considered your request, But the chips were weak. The Web site you seek cannot be located but endless others exist Serious error. (Sorry, I don't know the names of the haiku authors) 37Signals built their popular Basecamp app under extreme constraints, and a wildly successful framework, Ruby on Rails, was born in the process. Big ass budgets and tons of time don't necessarily produce better products. This blog and many others have TrackBack Beth
Stop Criticizing Your Body and Start Critiquing Our Culture's Devotion to Thinness In my last blog, I encouraged you to make a different kind of New Year's resolution. Instead of vowing to do whatever it takes to lose weight and "improve" your figure, how about committing to practicing peace with your body? In other words, why not make a conscious effort to accept, appreciate, nurture, and enjoy body you have? I borrowed the phrase, "practicing peace with your body," from my friend Cissy Brady-Rogers, who is a therapist specializing in the treatment of women with body image and eating problems. This journey begins when we wake up to the false promise our society has sold us, namely, that our happiness resides in the size of our bodies. This critique involves a paradigm shift: from the illusion that losing weight will "save" you (i.e., by somehow solving your problems and making you happy) to the insight that various industries and markets are profiting from the sense of inadequacy so many of us, particularly women, feel about our bodies.
Various Ideas for Learning Activities © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Adapted from the Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision. There are numerous types of activities which learners can conduct to reach their learning objectives -- arguably the best activity is life itself. The learner can conduct one type of activity below or several. The list actually comprises what might be called types, modes and methods of learning and even some learning aids. Note that conducting any of the following activities (or types of activities) will not by themselves necessarily generate learning. Sections of This Topic Include Some Typical Ways of LearningMiscellaneous Other WaysSome Tangible Results that Can Be Used to "Document" Learning Also seeRelated Library Topics Also See the Library's Blogs Related to Activities for Learning and Development In addition to the articles on this current page, also see the following blogs that have posts related to Various Ideas for Learning Activities. Apprenticeships
Time is More Valuable than Money Most people look at their bank accounts with great attention and assess how much money they have to spend, to invest, and to give away… But, they don’t look at their time the same way, and end up wasting this incredibly valuable resource. In fact, time is much more valuable than money because you can use your time to make money, but you can’t use money to purchase more time. Time is the great equalizer… Each day has only 24 hours - nobody has any more than anyone else. Everyone, from poets to presidents, fills those hours, one after the other, until they are all filled up. Every single minute is unique, and once gone, can never be regained. When you look at someone who has accomplished a lot, you can be pretty sure that he or she has spent considerable amounts of time mastering the required skills, filling hours upon hours with hard work. I teach a course on creativity and innovation at Stanford University. Another example is venture capitalist Fern Mandelbaum.
Audiblox: Overcoming Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Learning Difficulties Red Rat Returns after 113 Years | Care2 Healthy & Green Living The red-crested tree rat had not been seen since 1898, when William McKinley was President of the United States, despite several organized searches–yet one appeared just this month in the El Dorado Nature Reserve in northern Columbia. (It is also called the Red Crested Soft-Furred Spiny-Rat.) Lizzie Noble, who was one of the volunteers who spotted and photographed the very rare red rodent said, “He just shuffled up the handrail near where we were sitting and seemed totally unperturbed by all the excitement he was causing. We are absolutely delighted to have rediscovered such a wonderful creature after just a month of volunteering with ProAves. El Dorado Nature Reserve was established in 2005 by Fundacion ProAves which is Colombia’s foremost bird conservation organization. “The discovery marks the beginning of a major effort to save the red-crested tree rat. Image Credit: Lizzie Noble/ProAves Related Links Endangered Species Day is May 20th9 Potentially New Species Discovered
Democratic education Democratic education is an educational ideal in which democracy is both a goal and a method of instruction. It brings democratic values to education and can include self-determination within a community of equals, as well as such values as justice, respect and trust. History The history of democratic education spans from at least the 1600s. Enlightenment era In 1693, John Locke published Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s book of advice on education, Émile, was first published in 1762. 19th century While Locke and Rousseau were concerned only with the education of the children of the wealthy, in the 19th century Leo Tolstoy set up a school for peasant children. 20th century Dom Sierot In 1912 Janusz Korczak founded Dom Sierot, the Jewish orphanage in Warsaw, which was run on democratic lines until 1940, when he accompanied all his charges to the gas-chambers of the Treblinka extermination camp. Free schools movement
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