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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Why Halloween and Keep all Kids Safe

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All about Halloween



Happy Halloween to All my blog readers…


This is my 4rth blog on this year Halloween. I the last blog we saw free guidelines to Enjoy 2013 Halloween without any accidents. In this blog you will see why Halloween and Keep Kids Safe.


Part 1-Origin


The word itself, Halloween, actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1, All Hollows Day is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints.

Why Halloween and Keep all Kids Safe

It all began nearly 2,000 years ago, with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived around what is now Ireland and the UK, celebrated the New Year on November 1st (crops die, days get shorter, etc.), and believed that on the night before, the real world and the spirit world would meet.

Why Costume


Why Halloween and Keep all Kids Safe

These visits from the ghosts of the dead could be dangerous, of course, so the Celts and Druids wore animal costumes for protection. After the rise of Christianity, the night before the autumn festival became known as All-hallows Eve. The American celebration emerged from the combination of many different immigrant traditions.



 

Why Trick-or-treating


Many American children go trick-or-treating every Halloween, but most probably dont know that the practice was once called going a-souling. In England, families would give poor citizens soul cakes in return for a promise to pray for the souls of dead relatives. Safe to say: the soul cake tasted nothing like Candy Corn.


Why Halloween and Keep all Kids Safe

 

Why Carving Of Pumpkins



Carving pumpkins, on the other hand, comes from an Irish legend. Stingy Jack, the story goes,
trapped the devil in a tree and carved a cross into the trunk. The devil took revenge by making Jack forever wander the Earth at night. The Irish carved turnips, but Americans made the jack-o-lantern out of something more readily available- pumpkins.


Part 2-Halloween safety for everyone



It's the time of year for tricks and treats, costumes and sweets. Put Halloween safety first with these common-sense tips. Here are some things we can do to help make this Halloween safer for everyone:


Why Halloween and Keep all Kids Safe

 

1. Costumes/ Clothing


- Use a costume that allows others to see your child from a safe distance.  It's not uncommon for some children to ride their bikes, roller blades, or skateboards from house to house.  Some children can travel at high speeds on these things and before you know it, they can be right on top of you.

- Avoid using paper costumes. More and more people are lighting their pathways with small candles.  These often invite a curious child in for a closer look.


 

2. Treat/Candy



-Talk with your children about eating candy before they get home.  You should inspect the candy before they eat it. If you are not going out trick or treating with your child, buy them some of their favorite candy to eat along the way.

-Make sure you inspect "all" the candy/treats.  Anything that looks like it was tampered with should be thrown out.  It's best to error on the safe side.

 

3. Children in groups



-Stay close to home. Don't allow your child to go door to door in an unfamiliar neighborhood

- Make sure your child walks or rides around with other children and never alone.

-Children should be told under no circumstance are they to go near to any car or stranger during the evening.  I use the word car because some children will think its o.k. to go up to a van or bus if you tell them to stay away from all cars.  There are many ways you can provide a night of great entertainment without going out.  Here is just one idea.


 4. Home front/ decorations


-Clean up. Put away anything trick-or-treaters could trip over, such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations. Clear wet leaves, snow and ice from the sidewalk.

- Make sure the pathway to your home is well lit.  If you are using candles to light the way, make sure they are a safe distance from the sidewalk or driveway.  Some children wear items made of paper or carry paper bags.

If you are going to use the "dark" affect, make sure there are no tripping hazards in the way.
Take no chances that your pet might be frightened and chase or bite a child at your door.


5. Carving for Fun


-Use markers. Let young children draw faces on pumpkins with washable markers. Leave the carving to an adult.
-Invest in pumpkin cutters. With supervision, older children can carve their own pumpkins with special pumpkin cutters equipped with safety bars.

-Use candles with care. Place candlelit pumpkins on a sturdy surface away from curtains and other flammable objects. Never leave candlelit pumpkins unattended.


 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Free Advice on diminishing the Health Risk of Daylight saving time (back your clock)

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Health Risk of Daylight saving time (2013)





This year Day light saving starts-Sunday, November 3, 2012: 2:00 AM back to 1:00 AM

Daylight saving time comes to an end this weekend, meaning a precious extra hour of sleep. A recent poll shows nearly a quarter people surveyed would use that time to get


Free Advice on diminishing the Health Risk of Daylight saving time (back your clock)

that extra hour of sleep, another twenty-eight per cent said they would get some much needed work done around the house. Twenty per cent said they would spend more time with family and friends, but only eight per cent said they would devote the extra hour to community service. The official time change is 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2012. With most people moving their clocks and watches back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Making sure they are not late for church services or other Sunday morning activities.
For some people, it is not easy winding the clock forward by one hour as part of the daylight saving schedule. There are those who complain that daylight saving time affects their health, mood and body clocks, and that their sleeping patterns are out of synchronization. Furthermore, a recent study found a link between heart attack incidences and daylight saving time. However, researchers have suggested a number of possible solutions in combating the physiological effects of the daylight saving changes.

Free Advice on diminishing the Health Risk of Daylight saving time (back your clock)

 

Research studies on Daylight saving and Health Issues

 

 

Many people say that daylight saving time affects their sleeping patterns and body clocks. Drowsiness, headaches and additional stress are among the complaints given by those who feel negatively affected by daylight saving time.

Sleep pattern changes

 

Moreover, the study reported that transitions into daylight saving time could disrupt chronobiology rhythms and influence the duration and quality of sleep, which lasts for many days after the shifts. According to the researchers, the study also provides a possible explanation for heart attacks most commonly occurring on Mondays. This study, titled Shifts to and from Daylight Saving Time and Incidence of Myocardial Infarction, was conducted by Imre Janszky and Rickard Ljungand and was published in The New England Journal of Medicine on October 30, 2008.
Another study, printed in Current Biology in 2007 and titled The Human Circadian Clock's Seasonal Adjustment Is Disrupted by Daylight Saving Time, indicates that the human circadian system does not adjust to daylight saving time and that its seasonal adaptation to the changing photoperiods is disrupted by the introduction of summer time. This disruption may extend to other aspects of seasonal biology in humans.

Free Advice on diminishing the Health Risk of Daylight saving time (back your clock)

 

Heart Attack

 


Researcher found that incidences of heart attacks increased significantly for the first three week days after the transition to daylight saving time in the spring. In contrast, there were fewer incidences of heart attacks after the transition from daylight saving to standard time in the autumn. The study found that the most plausible explanation for the findings is the adverse effect of sleep deprivation on cardiovascular health.

Mental health/suicides


Two studies give a different light to the impact of daylight saving time on the human condition, particularly regarding mental health. Both studies were published in 2008. One study linked daylight saving time with suicide rates, while the other study found that it had no effect on manic episodes.
The first study, titled Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an increase in suicide: The effect of daylight saving, used Australian suicide data from 1971 to 2001 to determine the impact on the number of suicides of a one-hour time shift due to daylight saving. The results confirm that male suicide rates rise in the weeks following the commencement of daylight saving compared to the weeks following the return to Eastern Standard Time (EST) and for the rest of the year. After adjusting for the season, prior to 1986 suicide rates in the weeks following the end of daylight saving remained significantly increased compared to the rest of autumn. This study suggests that small changes in chronobiological rhythms are potentially destabilizing in vulnerable individuals.

Manic episodes


The other study, called Daylight saving time transitions and hospital treatments due to accidents or manic episodes, found that transitions into or out of daylight saving time had no significant effect on the incidence of accidents or manic episodes. The study explored transitions in and out of daylight saving time and its effect on accidents and manic episodes in Finland during 1987 to 2003.

What are Health Solutions in relation to Daylight saving time?


1 Go for Brisk walk


Exercise in form of a brisk walk or run can help people adjust to the advanced clocks. Biologist David Glass of Kent State University (cited in ABC News) suggests that a brisk walk or run stimulates the serotonin release in the brain and other types of neurotransmitters that will phase-advance the clock.

2 Exposure to bright natural light


Another suggestion is to gain exposure to bright natural light for an hour or two. According to Harvard University Gazette, people can adjust their daily rhythms by sitting in front of "light boxes", which are banks of fluorescent bulbs that emit two to three times more light than found in a typical room at home. This type of light is bright white light.

3. Take Low dosage melatonin


Researcher suggest that to take low dosage melatonin supplements to boost melatonin levels, as melatonin regulates cycles of sleep and wakefulness (although it is best to consult with a qualified health care professional on this matter); and to eat earlier – tricking the body to think it is later by eating dinner early (and avoiding caffeine and alcohol) may help to fall asleep sooner.

4. Using medical devices


On another health note, in March 2008 Health Canada reminded people using medical devices or systems with internal clocks to check that they continued to worked properly during the daylight saving switch. Examples of medical devices that could be affected by the change include (but are not limited to): implanted pacemakers/defibrillators with sleep modes that can only be adjusted by physicians; halter monitors, used to continuously record heartbeat; and glucose monitors that store data on glucose levels. Though users of these devices may be inconvenienced by the need to reset equipment timers, there is no safety risk to users of these devices, according to Health Canada.

Note: This blog provides general information only. Information on this site is not a substitute for professional health care advice
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Free personality or TRAIT identifier for your Long-lasting healthy Relationship (Part 4)

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Free TRAIT or personality finder for your Long-lasting healthy Relationship in 2013-14





This is my 4th blog on finding free Characteristic or personality of your friend or lovers for long-lasting friendship or Love life. In first 3 parts we learn the traits of birth signs
Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
In this 4th blog you will see three more sign to check out Characteristic or personality of your friend or love.
CAPRICORN
AQUARIUS
PISCES


Free personality or TRAIT identifier for your Long-lasting healthy Relationship

 

10. The Zodiac Birth Sign CAPRICORN


Born Between- December 22-January 19

This zodiac birth sign's ruling planet -Saturn
This zodiac birth sign's element - Earth
This zodiac birth sign's astrology houses reference is the 10th House
This zodiac birth sign's keywords are Ambition, Conservatism & Organization.

Free personality or TRAIT identifier for your Long-lasting healthy Relationship
Capricorns are born friendly, trustworthy and reliable. It is generally seen that they have a serious character, at times coming up with a satirical wittiness.

1.      Capricorn people tend to be pessimistic, suspicious, resentful, stubborn and self centered individuals.
2.      They have a persistent feeling that they must develop into something. They need some kind of accomplishment to push towards, some property to look after, or some obligation to fulfil, which may relate to business, politics, or the social or intellectual fields.
3.      They like law and order and can be rather dogmatic in their view that a rule is a rule and an order is an order. Since this zodiac birth sign is of the Element Earth, everything has to be sensible for Capricorns.
4.      Capricorns have an extreme capacity for hard work, which tends to be linked to their notion that success means material security - something that this zodiac birth sign will work and plan for diligently.
5.      Neat and methodical in their work, this zodiac birth sign can also produce people who may be nothing short of slave drivers at home.
6.      They enjoy strong monetary positions, but only after a lot of struggle in life. Rational, logical and clearheaded in their mind.
7.      They can spread gloom and tension in a minute and are quite capable of depressing everyone around them.

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11. The Zodiac Birth Sign AQUARIUS

Born Between- January 20-February 18

This zodiac birth sign's ruling planet -Uranus
This zodiac birth sign's element - Air
This zodiac birth sign's astrology houses reference is the 11th House
This zodiac birth sign's keywords are Humanitarianism, Independence and Originality.

Aquarians are usually intelligent, cool, clear and logical people. They have an interesting and attractive personality and are usually trend setters for the society.
  1. Individuals born under the zodiac birth sign of brotherhood and fraternity have as their symbol the water-bearer, who spills out to mankind the life-force and spiritual energy.
  2. They can be shy, sensitive, gentle and patient at one time and edgy, enthusiastic and lively at others. Such individuals are prejudiced, have strong convictions and are forceful in their opinions.
  3. It is seen that Aquarian individuals do not easily accept that they are wrong. The negative side of their nature also comprises of his sudden burst of temper. When very angry, an Aquarian can either be downright rude or adopt a threatening silence.
  4. Since those with this zodiac birth sign make friends with both sexes, they see no reason for giving these friends up, even after marriage.
  5. This zodiac birth sign love the beauties of nature, but they like to admire them in comfort. They do enjoy their material and creature comforts, but are not greedy with it.
  6. Aquarians usually appear very calm, but this demeanour can be rather deceptive, for underneath the surface, all may not be as well as the impression they give off.
  7. Those born under this zodiac birth sign have an interest in and sympathy for, human problems. This trait wins them the respect and confidence of those around them. Their sympathy is impersonal and their response intellectual, but once aroused, Aquarians are tireless workers.
  8. Aquarians are very hard working and intelligent and are likely to attain fame and fortune in their life.


12. The Zodiac Birth Sign PISCES



Born Between- February 19-March 20
This zodiac birth sign's ruling planet -Neptune
This zodiac birth sign's element - Water
This zodiac birth sign's astrology houses reference is the 12th House
This zodiac birth sign's keywords are Compassion, Universality and Renunciation.

Pisceans are generally characterized by their generous, friendly and pleasant nature, with a true sense of kindness and compassion. They are highly intuitive and imaginative.

  1. Pisceans lack decisiveness and can get diverted from their purpose easily. They are impractical dreamers, causing distress to people near them.
  2. Those born under this zodiac birth sign are extremely sensitive, and acutely aware of the thoughts and feelings of others.
  3. The symbol for this zodiac birth sign is two attached fishes, one swimming upstream, the other downstream. This implies the strong duality of emotions that exist in people with the sign.
  4. People born under this zodiac birth sign often have a tired feeling about them, which can prompt them to withdraw from intense effort of various kinds, and especially to avoid sports. They simply aren't very physical creatures, and neither are they at all combative.
  5. Pisceans have a natural charm, humour and sympathy for others which can open gates for them. But their kindly , moderate natures makes it easy for them to get into the habit of letting things drift, which can be very annoying to others around them who are more practical.
  6. They are highly sensitized to human suffering as a whole, and invariably want to do what they can to initiate healing and relief. Many people born under this zodiac birth sign choose to work in sordid conditions or accept anything that will lighten the load for others.
  7. When people born under this zodiac birth sign are able to fully be themselves, they are unselfish, lovable, devoted and eager to sacrifice themselves for those who surround them. They are tender, compassionate people who see the good in others and may be rather blind to all the defects in those they love and trust.


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Friday, October 25, 2013

Free guidelines to Enjoy 2013 Halloween without any accidents

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Enjoy 2012 Halloween without any accidents





This is my 3rd of blog post on Halloween 2013. In the last blog you saw how to celebrate Halloween 2013 on budget (frugal way)


1. Flame-Resistant Costumes



Flammable materials, flowing skirts, baggy sleeves and over-sized costumes can all be hazards around candles or flames. Avoid costumes with

Baggy sleeves or flowing skirts and look for costumes, beards and wigs that are labelled "Flame-Resistant." Nylon or heavyweight polyester costumes are best. Remember, "Flame-Resistant" does not mean fire-proof.


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2. Brightly coloured costumes a good idea

Pick brightly coloured costumes that can be clearly seen by motorists. Add reflective tape to the costume to increase visibility.


3. Face paint better than masks

Use make-up or face paint instead of masks. Improperly fitted masks can interfere with your child's vision or breathing. If you do choose a mask, make sure it fits properly and allows them to see and breathe properly.

 

Enjoy 2013 Halloween without any accidents

4. Use flexible material toy weapons

Toy weapons such as swords, knives and other accessories can cause injuries so make sure they are always made of flexible material.

6. Care with Lenses

 

Coloured contact lenses that change eye colour should be avoided because they can cause injury to a child's eyes.



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7. Wearing visible clothing (reflective tape)


If your children are going to be out on the streets, make sure they are wearing visible clothing. Perhaps you could put reflective tape on their costumes.

 

8. Easy to move Costumes


Costumes should not be too long or restrict your child’s freedom to move.

9. Dress Warm clothing



Cold and wet weather can be harmful to children. Choose costumes that can be worn over warm clothing, but are not baggy enough to trip over.




10. Remove obstacles from house pathways


Remove obstacles from lawns, steps and porches when expecting trick-or-treaters.Make your home safe for ghouls and goblins by removing objects around the outside of your house that could cause children to trip or fall. Turn on your outside lights so that children know they can visit.


11. Pet leashed and inside


Keep pets inside and away from trick or treaters and lit candles, especially if they are easily frightened or overly excitable.





12. Care with inside decorations

In your home, keep candles and jack-o'-lanterns away from curtains, decorations, and other items which could ignite. Do not leave burning candles unattended.



13. Pay attention with candles

Never leave a candle anywhere unattended, and never leave burning candles where children (or people who act like children) can reach them or accidentally knock them over.



14. Porch Light


Check your porch lights or entry lights beforehand to make sure they are fully functional. Make sure to keep the area around your entry brightly lit to prevent accidents.



15. Decorations and walking space

When putting out Halloween decorations for display, make sure to leave enough room for people to walk up to your door without bumping into them.
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