Live Life by J.A.S

{December 24, 2008}   Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

If you are one of those smokers that wanted to quit the habit of smoking, this interactive tool will help you know you’re readiness to quit from smoking. If your ready to take the this step, please click the link below.

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dela hoya vs pacman

dela hoya vs pacman

LAS VEGAS (AP)—For Manny Pacquiao there was a call from his president and the overwhelming gratitude of a country that finally has something to celebrate.

For Oscar De La Hoya there was a trip to the hospital and the grim reality that all fighters must eventually face.

One fighter is on the verge of becoming boxing’s next superstar. The other will have to be content with the fact that his bank account is fat even if his reputation is permanently soiled.

Pacquiao likely will go on to even greater things, with big fights and even bigger money still to come. Assuming he has any brain cells left after the beating he took Saturday night, De La Hoya will go on to a life as a businessman and forget any thoughts of returning to the ring.

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{December 8, 2008}   Republic of the Philippines

Republic of the Philippines (in Filipino, Republika ng Pilipinas), island republic in the western Pacific Ocean, within the Malay Archipelago, an island grouping that extends southward to include Indonesia and Malaysia. The Philippines comprises more than 7,100 islands, but the 11 largest islands form most of the country’s land area. The mountainous terrain includes many active volcanoes. The location of the Philippines just north of the equator gives the country a moderate tropical climate suited for the cultivation of export crops such as coconuts and pineapples. Agriculture has long formed the backbone of the economy. After World War II (1939-1945) the Philippines was one of the first nations of Southeast Asia to try to industrialize its economy. It subsequently lagged behind most of its Asian neighbors in economic development. Manila, located on east central Luzon Island, is the national capital and largest city. The republic’s cultural institutions, industries, and federal government are concentrated in this rapidly growing metropolitan area.

The people of the Philippines are called Filipinos. Most Filipinos are of Malay descent. Filipinos of mixed descent (through various combinations of Malay, Chinese, and Spanish intermarriage) have traditionally formed the country’s elite in business and politics. Nearly 83 million people live in the Philippines. The republic has one of the highest population-growth rates in the world. About 40 percent of the population lives in poverty while a wealthy minority holds most political power. The official languages are English and Filipino (formerly spelled Pilipino), which is based on the indigenous Tagalog language. More than 80 other indigenous languages and dialects are also spoken, and the people of the Philippines are divided into regional ethnolinguistic groups. The Philippines is the only predominantly Christian country in Asia, a result of its colonization by the Spanish Empire in the 16th century. Muslims, often called Moros, live predominantly in the southern islands and form a small but significant religious minority.

The first Spanish settlement was established in the Philippines in 1565, marking the onset of Spanish colonial rule. The Spanish-American War ended in 1898 with the transfer of the Philippines to United States control. In 1946, after more than 300 years under foreign rule, the Philippines became an independent democratic republic. In 1972 Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law, suspending democratic institutions and restricting civil rights. A four-day protest in Manila known as the People Power Movement toppled the Marcos regime in 1986, and a new constitution based on democratic principles was ratified the following year. The Philippines today is forging its place among the newly industrialized nations of Asia and seeking greater integration in the region, while its colonial past means it continues to have many cultural affinities with the West.

{December 8, 2008}   Looking for Best Place to Live?

Like me, I dreamed to have my own house in a good place one day. Now, even though I don’t have enough savings, I always looking for a good place where I would like to have my own house in the future. But of course, it’s not easy to search for a house with a good place to stay. Even I am living in the Philippines; I also try to find a residential place out side of my country like for example in Arizona. I find there a very nice place to live.

I also found out that when planning to purchase for any kind of properties we also consider on the lookout for a best real estate agent for that particular place that will give us all the information we need. One of these is the Holm Group they can give you the best aid for the Scottsdale Real Estate in Arizona. They have the advance technology for a search the MLS so why don’t you try it for yourself now.

{December 3, 2008}   Can Work KILL?

This topic is for those who workaholic people, I got this from encyclopedia. I think this may help us realize how important to take care of ourselves, like giving time to relax our body. I experience too much stress when I was working, I worked 16hours a day twice a week and sometimes more than that because I wanted to earn more out of my regular salary but what happened is that I always get sick and I don’t have proper meals and sleep….

“Studies conducted in countries around the world demonstrate that people can actually work themselves to death. Factors such as workplace stress and long hours contribute to the risk of death from overwork. In this article from Scientific American Presents, Harvey B. Simon, a professor at Harvard Medical School, explores recent findings about the dangers of working too hard and suggests ways of developing healthier work habits.”

Can Work Kill?

By Harvey B. Simon

According to Sigmund Freud, a man’s mission in life is ‘to work and to love.’ In this modern world, an excess of—or, at least, unprotected—love can be hazardous indeed. But what of work? Can a man literally work himself to death?

The Japanese think so; in fact, karoshi, or ‘death from overwork,’ is a recognized diagnosis that qualifies survivors of its victims to receive employee compensation payments. A 1998 survey of 526 Japanese men, aged 30 to 69, supported the idea that long working hours can be hazardous to a man’s health. The subjects of the study included men who had been hospitalized with a heart attack as well as healthy men of similar ages and occupations. The results were striking: men from both groups who put in more than 11 hours of work on an average day were 2.4 times more likely to have a heart attack than were men who worked ‘just’ seven to nine hours a day.

What accounts for the increased risk of heart attack among Japanese men who work very long hours? Mental stress is a logical explanation, but in this study psychological factors, as measured by what the researchers called the ‘burnout index,‘ did not completely account for the trend. Nor did established risk factors. High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, diabetes and obesity were linked to heart attack, but even after taking these variables into account, the number of hours worked itself was still closely related to the risk of heart attack.

The Japanese are notorious workaholics, but working conditions in Japan are actually designed to be predictable and to minimize stress among employees. In general, Western men do not enjoy such advantages, so one wonders just how working too hard affects their health. In 1997 an international team addressed the question by examining the results of over a dozen earlier studies on work and health, which looked at conditions ranging from heart attacks to exhaustion and mental stress. Analysis of the compiled data confirmed a correlation (in both men and women) between hours of work and ill health; the effect was small but consistent and significant.

Both of these studies focused on working hours but not on working conditions. Are such qualitative factors also important? A 1996 study from Sweden explored the possibility. The group of researchers observed more than 12,500 employed men over a 14-year period. The scientists evaluated the psychological and physical demands of each man’s job; they also collected information about the age, smoking history, exercise habits, educational level and social class of each individual. When the results were analyzed, two occupational factors emerged as risk factors for death from cardiovascular disease. Men who had low control over the demands of their jobs were 1.8 times more likely to die from heart disease than men with more control were; men who also experienced a low level of social support from co-workers were 2.6 times more vulnerable to cardiovascular death.

These heart-stopping results do not stand alone. An earlier study of 2,465 Danish bus drivers linked the intensity of traffic on the drivers’ routes to a two-fold increase in the risk of death and heart attack; lack of social support compounded the problem. Job strain was implicated as a predictor of mortality in a seven-year study of 500 Swedish men; high demands and low control combined to explain this effect as well. In a related survey, researchers who evaluated 99,029 Italian railway workers found that the combination of high job responsibility and low level of physical work was associated with an increased risk of heart attack.

More research will be needed to verify these observations. Even now, however, there is enough evidence to suggest that job stress may increase a man’s risk of dying from heart disease. The combination of high mental demands, low personal control and inadequate social supports is particularly worrisome.

If stress at work kills, how does it happen? Nobody knows for certain. But we do know that mental stress increases blood levels of adrenaline and cortisone, two so-called stress hormones. Psychological stress raises the blood pressure and heart rate; it can also induce abnormalities in the heart’s pumping rhythm, known as arrhythmias. Stress can also activate platelets in the blood, triggering clots that can block diseased coronary arteries. Furthermore, doctors have known for several years that anger in particular can trigger heart attacks and that mental stress tests can predict heart trouble more accurately than exercise stress tests.

Anger is an important component of stress on the job—and according to a recent study, men with the most anger and hostility have the highest risk of heart disease.

Since 1961 scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health have been observing 2,280 men as part of the Normative Aging Study. In 1986, 1,305 men (with an average age of 61) completed the psychological test known as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2), which includes a section designed to quantify anger. Each participant received a score that indicated his level of anger and hostility. The men returned for comprehensive medical examinations approximately every seven years, at which time they were checked for heart disease and cardiac risk factors such as smoking, hypertension and high cholesterol.

All the men were free of coronary artery disease when the study began, but during seven years of observation, 110 of them developed heart disease. The men with the highest anger scores were at the greatest risk for developing heart disease. And the risk was substantial: coronary artery disease was diagnosed three times more often in the angriest men than in the men with the least anger. The link between anger and heart disease was not explained by differences in blood pressure, smoking or other cardiac risk factors; hostility was heartbreaking in its own right.

As it turns out, hostility is not so good for the brain, either. In a report published this spring, Susan A. Everson and her colleagues at the University of Michigan School of Public Health reported that hostility increases a patient’s risk of stroke. The effect is significant. In a seven-year study of more than 2,000 men, the scientists found that men who showed high levels of anger on standard tests of anger expression were two times more likely to have strokes than were their calm peers. Other factors such as age, smoking, high blood pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol levels did not account for the increased risk.

Men do not have to retire to protect their health. They should, however, certainly eat right, exercise often and avoid smoking to keep their hearts healthy. They should have regular medical care and be sure their blood pressure and cholesterol levels are okay. But they should also seek a work environment that provides a healthy degree of autonomy and control without sacrificing social supports. At its best, work should be challenging without being stressful; it should also be balanced by a healthy amount of play.

Source: Reprinted with permission. Copyright © Summer 1999 by Scientific American, Inc. All right reserved.

{December 2, 2008}   Dream
Dream like a Child

Dream like a Child

A Dream Within A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow–
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand–
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep–while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Edgar Allan Poe

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