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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Guest Post: Quitting Smoking Is Well Worth the Fight

A lot of people blame their lack of motivation to quit smoking on the fact that “it’s hard.” People use this excuse all the time for all kinds of different things. “I don’t want to find a job, it’s too hard.” “I can’t play that sport because it is way too hard.” There are endless things in life that just always seem to be difficult, sometimes even too difficult, but should that stop you from trying? Some of the things most worth fighting for are often the hardest to obtain. A diamond, one of the most precious things in the world, does not just suddenly appear. Rather, it formed over years of constant pressure for hours on end until the raw material solidifies into one of the most beautiful gems on earth. This may be the kind of excruciating fight you have to face when trying to quit smoking, but it can be done. Here are a few helpful hints to get you on your way.

Know What You Want
A lot of individuals try to quit smoking cold turkey. They just decide to stop right then and there, and usually to little avail. The decision to quit needs to come from a deep desire inside to make a serious life change, and you have to take that decision as if your life depended on it (and it kind of does). If you really want to stop smoking, you have to convince every single part of your being that that is what you truly desire to do. If even one ounce of you doubts it, you will have an extremely hard time accomplishing your goals.

They say one bad apple spoils the bunch. This is so true, especially when trying to quit smoking. If you have one friend, one family member, one thought in your mind trying to convince you to keep smoking, all of the rest of you is likely to follow suit and you will probably fail. What that means for you is that you need to surround yourself with encouraging people, ones who do not smoke and will help you achieve your goal. You need to be totally convinced that you can do it and you need to believe in yourself more than anything. If you have this kind of resolve and determination, you can rest assured that anything is possible.

Ease Your Way Down
Once you have made up your mind to quit, you need to have a solid plan for how you are going to do so. You will probably have a much easier time of it if you slowly ease yourself down one day at a time. Instead of trying to totally cut out all cigarette use on the very first day, do it in little baby steps. Say you might take out three cigarettes per day, until you make it down to only one a day, and then ease your way off of that very last one until you don’t need them anymore.

Entirely losing your dependence on cigarettes is very hard. Once you have stopped smoking, your body will feel the need to replace that bad habit with something else. A lot of ex-smokers actually decide to chew gum, suck on a mint, or have a toothpick in their mouths in order to keep their minds busy and away from wanting a cig. These methods are very helpful in keeping the addiction at bay and allowing you to move forward slowly but surely. Soon enough, you won’t even need any kind of distraction at all and your smoking days will be behind you. *** [By: VALERIE JOHNSTON | TRACY ROSE |  EDITOR: EKA]
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About the author:
Valerie Johnston, a health and fitness writer located in East Texas. With ambitions of one day running a marathon, writing for Healthline ensures she keeps up-to-date on all of the latest health and fitness news.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Guest Post: The Dangers of Yaz

There are many birth control methods that exist. But what is the best way to prevent pregnancy? The easiest answer is simply not having intercourse. Fortunately, if that is something you are not interested there other options. Alternatives include: birth control pills, condoms, shots, diaphragm, implanted devices, patches and countless others.

The most prescribed birth control pill "Yaz" is also the most dangerous. Yaz ads have misled consumers about the purpose of the drug and hid important information about the harmful side-effects. Now the manufacturers are facing lawsuits from women who were injured by taking Yaz.

It is the drug makers obligation to clarify that they are manufacture are free from defect and are safe for the users. Serious conditions cause by Yaz consist of blood clots, kidney failure, gallbladder problems, hyperkalemia (excess levels of potassium in the blood), deep vein thrombosis (blood clot of the leg), stroke, pancreas problems, liver problems and pulmonary embolism (blood clot of the lung).

Many of these cases have been reported over the years. on October 3, 2008, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals was reprimanded by the FDA for misleading television commercials advertisements.The lawsuits stem from the serious number of the heart and blood disorders experienced by Yaz users.

Lawsuits against Yaz

The ads that were aired were misleading because they broadened the drug's indication, overstated the efficacy of Yaz and minimized the serious side effects associated. Due to its misleading advertising Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc is now facing thousands of claims from women injured using Yaz without complete knowledge of the potential side effects.  Yaz claimed to be a treatment for premenstrual syndrome but was never evaluated.

Too this date there have been 129 lawsuits filed against Bayer regarding Yaz. Even though Yaz changed their commercials and advertisements scientist still suggest more testing. In addition to more testing of Yaz it is also recommended there should be better labeling of the possible risk of taking the drug.

If you are taking Yaz and experiencing any of these side effects contact a doctor immediately. The side effects could become fatal so if you are experiencing one of these you may be entitled to a cash settlement.

When looking into a birth control solution it is important to look at all the facts. Although Yaz is successful for preventing pregnancy the pros do not outweigh the cons. Yaz is a dangerous drug and its side effects could be very serious. These medical companies will do anything (including false advertising) to get you to prescribed.

Even though these side effects don't affect all users it is still important to reconsider your option of Yaz. Yaz is dangerous and you may be able to get a big cash settlement of you are a female injured by one of the side effects.*** [By: PHILIP RUDY | EDITOR: EKA]
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About the author:
Philip Rudy, a full time blogger and help run and maintain 1800-LAW-FIRM, and primarily focus on their dangerous drugs page. I feel happy to say this, I love my article writing skill, and enjoyed with the time of writing.
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Guest Post: Home Remedies for Pink eye

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis is the irritation caused in conjunctiva. It is particularly a transmittable bacterial of viral infectivity caused in the farthest layer of the eye and also in the surface of the eyelid. It often spread through coughing, sneezing, communal settings and more.

The most common causes of pink eye are,
The main symptom of pink eye is an eye that has a pink look, itchy, watery, swelling and mucous production. The other symptoms usually depend on the type of conjunctivitis. The familiar symptoms of viral conjunctivitis are runny and irritating eyes and sensitivity towards light.
Pink eye (Conjunctivitis). (Picture from: http://www.medicinenet.com/)
The chief symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis are humid, yellowish or greenish-yellow expulsion in the corner of the eye. The normal symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis are watery, burning and itchy eyes escorted by stuffiness and runny nose.

Comparison of an eye condition between
normal and inflamed conjunctiva.  (Picture 
from: http://embarrassingproducts.com/)
Below are some of the home remedies for pink eye which might help you to get relieved from this infection until you visit an Ophthalmologist.
  • Take a clean cloth and immerse it in cold water and remove the excess water to keep it over eyes. Repeat the process, this may not cure the infection but may reduce the swelling, burning and itching.
  • Wash your eye with honey and warm milk (equal amount) mixture by using cotton ball. You can also use this as eye drop.
  • Get some fresh coriander leaves and boil it in clean water. Later strain it and allow it to cool for minutes. Wash down the contaminated eye with this coriander water to get comforted from pain and swelling.
  • The most common remedy which is followed by our ancestors is to put a drop of breast milk over the infected eye. This remedy will surely give you instant relief from itchiness, burning and redness of the eye.
  • This remedy may sound funny, but worthy. Caught your urine in a small box and dilute it with equal amount of water. Then put 2 drops over each eye, this will surely make you to get relieved within 2 hours and will completely make your eye clear without any sign.
  • Slice a raw potato and place it over the infected eyes. Follow it for three consecutive nights to get rid.
  • Wash your eyes with Aloe vera juice, add ½ tsp of juice with cooled or boiled water and dip a cotton ball inside the mixture and wash your eyes.
  • You can also make use of rose water as an eye drop.
  • Apply yogurt over the affected area to get relieve from conjunctivitis.
Shut your eyes for a while and visualize, if you don’t have eyes, you would have not even seen the world and yourself. You won’t be able to visualize how everything looks. Eyes are very important as it is the jewel of the human body. So, it is better to follow some methods to get prevented from pinkeye as prevention is better than cure. *** [By: HAYDEN MARGUERITE | EDITOR: EKA]
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About the author:
Hayden Marguerite, a professional content writer. I have a year of experience during this short period of time I had wrote a lot of articles related to health, car automotive, business, education etc.and achieved with many sites. I feel happy to say this, I love my article writing skill, and enjoyed with the time of writing.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Guest Post: How to Prevent Panic Attacks

The reason for panic attacks are nothing that stress and depression. By following the stress relief technique in the day today life every one can reduce this panic attack.

Panic attacks were considered as the symptoms of other diseases. Today, there is a growing realization that many persons are suffering from anxiety disorders and panic attacks without any other obvious medical problem. In such a cases, it is important to focus on how to prevent panic attacks as an independent disease and problem.

An effective way for controlling panic attacks naturally is to maintain a healthy diet. Some foods and drinks make you feel more anxious, which brings an anxiety or panic attack.

Foods that have a tremendous amount of sugar, or food that are not easy to digest could possibly bring a panic attacks. If you are leading an unhealthy lifestyle, or you deprive yourself of sleep, or too stressed, you may well be in danger of having a panic attack.

There are several steps are there to get rid of panic attacks and preventing from future panic attack problems.

Practice relaxation technique
  • Muscle relaxation is a technique in which you tighten muscles one at a time until your entire body is tense. Gradually releasing the tension relieves the muscles associated with stress and this helps to relax your mind.
  • Deep breathing can help you relax by slowing your body down, allowing you to concentrate on the technique rather than stressful situations in your life.
  • Practicing yoga and meditation is the finest technique for relaxation and keeps you calm all the time instead of feeling stress.
Spend time with your loved one
  • Another popular technique to avoid stress is talking with your loved one. This gives mentally relaxed feeling it’s because you will share everything with them and it will keeps you relax.
  • Talking with others who have attacks may help you to feel in control of your condition and lead to helpful panic attack management resources.
Sleep well
  • Sleep is the nice medicine for the reducing stress and which helps in reducing panic attacks. Being tired will increase the stress mentally which leads to panic attack.
Feel comfortable
  • Observe the situation and surrounding and examine what is actually happening as opposed to what might happen or what you fear might happen.
Control your breathing
  • Controlling the breathing on panic attack will be very effective to control it, practicing this is somewhat difficult but the result is awesome.
  • This will definitely helpful in the time when you suffer panic attack, during panic attack you breathe faster than normal, if you practice this breath control you can manage it.
Healthy diet
  • Healthy diet plays are important role in stress management which leads to panic attack. Adding healthy diet in your lifestyle will change many things in your life.
Exercise daily
  • Exercise is a powerful anxiety reduction tool; practicing both the physical and mental exercises will be very helpful for preventing panic attacks.
Thus, if we live rightly and well, then we will avoid the stress and depression that would tend to lead us to panic. Fill our lives with everything useful for ourselves and also for all those who are around us*** [By: HAYDEN MARGUERITE | EDITOR: EKA]

About the author:
Hayden Marguerite, a professional content writer. I have a year of experience during this short period of time I had wrote a lot of articles related to health, car automotive, business, education etc.and achieved with many sites. I feel happy to say this, I love my article writing skill, and enjoyed with the time of writing.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Guest Post: Travel in Style and Comfort With Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander is classed as a crossover SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors. The crossover means it is built on a car platform but has many features of a standard SUV.

Mitsubishi Outlander is a quality looking vehicle, handles well and is very spacious inside with some versions offering 7 seats.

Mitsubishi Motors has designed this marvelous SUV with complete features. The Mitsubishi Outlander could gives you one experience of stylish travel and perfect driving comfort.

First Generations
Debuting a few years after the start of the new millennium, the first-generation Mitsubishi Outlander was a late arrival to the small-SUV segment.

Outlander was introduced in the year 2001. This vehicle was first marketed under the name Mitsubishi Airtrek in Japan from 2001, and was based on the Mitsubishi ASX concept vehicle exhibited at the 2001 North American International Auto Show.
The first Outlander is launched in 2001 and marketed under the name Mitsubishi Airtrek in Japan. (Picture from: http://specs.amayama.com/)
The first generation was launched in June 20, 2001. It offered a choice of either a 126 PS (93 kW) 4G63 2.0 L or a 139 PS (102 kW) 4G64 2.4 L GDI, mated to a standard INVECS-II 4-speed semi-automatic transmission. Both front and four-wheel drive were available. The four-wheel drive version uses open differentials for the front and rear axles, with a viscous coupling unit for the center differential.

Second generation
When the Airtrek name was dropped in Japan in favour of the Outlander name which was proving successful on an international scale and was launched in October 17, 2005.
2005 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS. (Picture from: http://www.cargurus.com/)
Although production of the older version continued in parallel. It was built on the company's GS platform, and used various engines developed by Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and PSA Peugeot Citroën. PSA's Citroën C-Crosser and Peugeot 4007, which are manufactured by Mitsubishi in Japan, are badge engineered versions of the Outlander.
2005 Mitsubishi Outlander interior. (Picture from: http://www.4x4review.com/)
This second generation comes with powerful engine that gives an excellent performance. It features a new DOHC 2.4 L 16-valve MIVEC engine; INVECS-III continuously variable transmission (CVT), Mitsubishi's AWC system which features electronically controlled four wheel drive and stability control, on a stretched Mitsubishi GS platform.
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. (Picture from: http://www.thecarconnection.com/)
This generation was the best-selling SUV from October 2005 to March 2006. Numerous vehicles has been sold in many countries all over the world. In other words you can say second generation has got success across the globe.

Third generation 
Mitsubishi unveiled the third-generation Outlander at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The production version of the Outlander was debuted in Russia in July 2012, and was introduced in other European markets in September 2012.
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. (Picture from: http://garagecar.blogspot.com/)
The third generation includes a plug-in hybrid variant, called P-HEV, and its production version was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The plug-in hybrid has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine and the electric powertrain is derived from the electric systems used on the Mitsubishi i MiEV.
Interior view of 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. (Picture from: http://www.a-gc.com/)
According to Mitsubishi its 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 60 km (37 miles) with a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). Mitsubishi's target is to achieved a combined fuel economy for the Outlander PHEV in charge-depleting mode of 67 km/liter equivalent, or about 157 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe). There is no surprise that the Mitsubishi has produced its third generation tremendously. *** [By: GEORGE HAMILTON | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MITSUBISHI MOTORS] | EDITOR: EKA]
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George Hamilton, If you are looking for Used Mitsubishi Outlander you don’t have to worry about the budget. Car financing is the ideal way to buy a car. There are so many lenders they will offer you the best deal.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Guest Post: Electric Car Servicing and Maintenance

Petrol and diesel-powered cars ruled the previous century. However, electric cars are entering new markets every year because of their low fuel (electricity) costs and also relatively low maintenance costs compared to gasoline-powered cars. Also, these cars are environment friendly and are famously called as 'green cars.' Electric cars are being produced all around the world today due to increasing gasoline costs and also environmental issues. Most customers purchase these cars for their lower handling costs and also the 'zero emission' factor.

The increase in the sales of electric cars is a direct consequence of the fact that these cars save a lot of money to the owner. Electricity costs lesser than gas. Most electric cars are serviced by authorized service centers recommended by the dealers from whom you buy the car. These cars do not contain combustion engines and operate with the help of batteries and an electric motor. Let us try to understand more about what kind of service and maintenance is required for electric cars.

Service and Maintenance
Electric cars contain very less parts inside them as compared to gasoline-driven cars. Therefore, the maintenance costs of these cars are significantly low. The batteries of electric cars last for approximately 100,000 miles. This is the only big maintenance issue. Other than this, there are no major problems with electric cars that require a lot of spending.

Electric cars contain an electric motor that drives the car with some six to seven more parts that help in rotating the tires. Estimates suggest that maintaining an electric car can cost one-third the amount it takes to maintain a normal gasoline-driven car.

The batteries are the most expensive parts in an electric car. Batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time. This is true for all kinds of batteries. After some 100,000 miles, you may need to change your batteries. These can get so expensive sometimes that buying a new electric car would seem a better option.
The motor brushes in an electric car wear out over time due to constant friction. These brushes may need replacement after nearly fifty to sixty thousand miles. It is also good to carry out periodic checks to make sure the electric components and minor parts are all fine.

The maintenance of electric cars compared to other types of cars is significantly low. Due to the fact that these cars do not contain complex engines with parts like pistons or valves, the maintenance costs reduce to a great extent.

It is wise to have a proper understanding and knowledge of electric cars before purchasing one. Make sure to ask the dealer in detail about things that need regular checks in these kind of cars. Also, enquire about servicing options and requirements. Electric car servicing definitely requires less money than a gas-powered car. Finding a good auto mechanic who can help you with repairs of your electric car can take some time. However, mechanisms of electric cars are very simple and relatively easy to understand. This is the reason most mechanics can handle repairs of these cars with relative ease. *** [By: ERIC MUHANJISERVICINGSTOP | EDITOR: EKA]
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About the author:
Eric Muhanji writes for ServicingStop.co.uk – a nationwide online automotive MOT and Service network with over 1,000 garages in the UK.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Guest Post: Are German Cars Really the Most Reliable?

German cars have always been popular because of their reputation. They say all good things come to an end. Recently there have been many accusations aimed at German cars claiming that they are not as reliable as they seem.

WarrantyDirect, a warranty provider recently carried out a study which pointed out that German cars are the most likely to get problems with their engine. They have 50,000 policies and are the market leaders within their industry.

BMW, Audi and Volkswagen were pointed out for being the most vulnerable to repairs. With Audi being the worst German car, second came MG. Every 1 in 27 Audi failed and every 1 in 13 MG’s also failing. Mini, a German owned car came in third place with a rate of 1 in every 40 engines failing. BMW were in seventh place with 1 in every 45 engines needing repairs and Volkswagen came in at 9th place with a rate of 1 in every 52.
German brands, including Volkswagen, didn't perform well in the study by WarrantyDirect. (Picture from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Japanese cars have also been known as a reliable brand and they didn’t disappoint in the ratings. Honda finished in the number one spot, with 1 in every 344 cars failing. Toyota finished in second place with a rate of 1 in every 171 failing. Mercedes were the best ranking German brand, finishing in third, recording an engine failure rate of 1 in 119.

Top 10 Car Failures:
  1. Honda (failure rate: 1 in 344)
  2. Toyota (failure rate: 1 in 171)
  3. Mercedes-Benz (failure rate: 1 in 119)
  4. Volvo (failure rate: 1 in 111)
  5. Jaguar (failure rate: 1 in 103)
  6. Lexus (failure rate: 1 in 101)
  7. Fiat (failure rate: 1 in 85)
  8. Ford (failure rate: 1 in 80)
  9. Nissan (failure rate: 1 in 76)
  10. Land Rover (failure rate: 1 in 72)
Bottom 10 Car Failures:
  1. MG Rover (failure rate: 1 in 13)
  2. Audi (failure rate: 1 in 27)
  3. Mini (failure rate: 1 in 40)
  4. Saab (failure rate: 1 in 40)
  5. Vauxhall (failure rate: 1 in 41)
  6. Peugeot (failure rate: 1 in 44)
  7. BMW (failure rate: 1 in 45)
  8. Renault (failure rate: 1 in 46)
  9. Volkswagen (failure rate: 1 in 52)
  10. Mitsubishi (failure rate: 1 in 59)
The highest cost of an engine failure comes from a Range Rover Vogue, costing £12,998,46. Duncan McClure Fisher, the WarrantyDirect Managing Director stated that engine failures are the most feared types of repair. The cost of parts and labor time needed to fix such a problem is on the larger scale when compared to any other sort of repair. *** [By: ERIC MUHANJI | SERVICINGSTOP | WARRANTYDIRECT | TELEGRAPH | EDITOR: EKA]
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About the author:
Oliver Richmond is the director of ServicingStop.co.uk – a nationwide online automotive MOT and Service network with over 1,000 garages in the UK.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Guest Post: Why do Users Still Prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8?

Since the release of Windows 7, the computing field has changed significantly. In the past, desktops and laptops differed from smart phones and tablets considerably.

In the past few years, however, the lines between these device classes have been blurred. In response, Microsoft has attempted to create an operating system that bridges this gap.

However, the release of Windows 8 has been met with poor reviews and little enthusiasm. Here are a few of the reasons why people prefer Windows 7 to Windows 8.

- Familiarity
While Windows Vista was unpopular, it came with many new computers. As a result, people became used to the interface. Windows 7 was similar, and the differences between it and Windows Vista were minimal. Windows 8, however, has departed from the paradigm established in the previous two iterations of Windows, and many users are reluctant to make the switch.

This is not a new trend; many people were uncomfortable with Windows Vista partially because it differed significantly from Windows XP. If Windows 9 implements some of the interface features of Windows 8, people may be more comfortable with it.

- Strange user interface
Windows, Mac and even Linux distributions share a number of user interface similarities. Programs are accessed on the desktop or through a drop-down menu, and programs are organized in a logical manner. On smart phones and tablets, however, this paradigm does not work well, and a number of different paradigms are used.

Windows 8 implements the Metro interface, which breaks from the traditional desktop metaphor. Despite the availability of this interface on Windows mobile devices, few are familiar with it, and many elements of this paradigm seem unfamiliar on desktops and laptops.

- Two user interfaces
Because Metro differ so greatly from the traditional desktop paradigm, developers have to code specifically for it. As a result, developers have to make significant changes to their code, and many are unwilling to make the change unless Windows 8 proves to be a success. Because of this, users often have to deal with two separate interfaces when using Windows 8.

The lack of seamless integration between these two user interface paradigms makes Windows 8 awkward and clunky. With the lukewarm reception Windows 8 has received, many development companies have stated that they will not implement a Metro interface unless sales improve in the future and Microsoft commits to the Metro interface wholeheartedly. Users are reluctant to upgrade from the seamless Windows 7 interface to one that is unproven and ungraceful.

- Few advantages
Because Windows 7 and Windows 8 run similar code bases and offer similar features, most programs developed for Windows will continue to support Windows 7. In fact, many still support Windows XP.

Coupled with the lack of other advantages, there is little incentive for current users of Windows 7 to make the upgrade. Upgrading is relatively expensive, and Microsoft has not provided compelling reasons to make the transition. Almost all users of Windows 8 use it simply because it came with their computers. *** [By: ANDI G | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES]
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About the author:
Andy G is 28 years old geek from Austria. He maintains http://www.helpjet.net website dedicated to free firmware and drivers updates.
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