Thursday, May 20, 2010

Protecting Your Skin Against Diseases

When it comes to health, your hands are the first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and even fungi. Of course, everybody knows, hand washing is still the best prevention. But take note that too mcuh washing can make your hands dry, cracked and sore, - which can make them even more vulnerable to germs.
One good option would be to use better hand hygiene such as using The Purell or Steris sanitizers. These are commonly used in the hospitals and works better than soap and water. Some products you can find in the stores have moisturizers to reduce drying. If your hands still look and feel dry, add petroleum jelly at night then put on gloves to hold in the moisture.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Applying For Scholarships

You think you are qualified for a scholarship, but creating a winning package could be tough. The following tips might help you get one:
  • Apply early and often. You can try them online such as, scholarships dot com and scholarshipsexperts dot com.
  • Try contacting local clubs such as churches, fraternities, sororities, etc.
  • Create a neat, organized portfolio by keeping copies of your resume, essays, transcripts, recent photos, recommendation letters and a checklist to record each set of requirements.
  • Tell your story through infusion about your personality with descriptive language examples through essays. Be aware and be prepared for questions like What do you plan to do with your life, who most influenced you? and what are your 3-5 year goals?
  • Whether you're a mentor, tennis captain or a counselor, it's about what you can bring to the table. Be well-rounded. Judges always want to see if you have contributed to your community in a beneficial way.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Can Electronic Voting Machines Be Hacked?

The answer is YES, - according to a professor from Princeton! Anyone who had access to a Diebold voting machine and its memory card can take only minutes to install a software that would generate an inaccurate vote count and can delete itself at the end of the election day!
The worst thing would be if the software is inserted into a central machine, the fixed card could act like a virus and change vote totals for an entire region.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Which Garlic?

Nowadays, garlic comes in powder form, and even mixed with some other ingredients which are commercially packed and sold in grocery stores. Garlic is medically proven to be good for our health. No doubt about that.
Does garlic powder pack the same healthy ingredients as the fresh garlic? You might be surprised, but according to a study, while both garlic-eating groups were healthier than those that are on a no-garlic eating group, fresh garlic protected the hearts of those that ate the fresh ones BETTER than those who had dried garlic intake.
Dried garlic loses sulfurous chemical that gives the cloves their aroma which is the main ingredient that makes garlic a healthy intake.

Monday, May 3, 2010

What's On Your Fries?

According to a study, fast food french fries in New York City are healthier than those in most other places, with 98% less trans fat and 10% less saturated fat. The ban on trans fat in New York's food outlets took effect in November 2008.

Trans fats found in margarine, fried foods and many baked goods can raise LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lower your HDL ("good") cholesterol.