TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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 There are many myths about the nutritional properties of fruits and vegetables when undergoing conservation processes. Below are all necessary to help you make the best decision because  nutrition  is everything.

Canned food properties

 

Fruits and vegetables that come in cans are often perceived as full of preservatives and as food choices of low nutritional value. In fact, these foods are usually collected when ripe and harvested on the same day that are prepared, cooked and canned able to preserve them.

 

This means that fruits and vegetables canned when ripe has a higher concentration of nutrients than foods that are harvested when they are less mature, so they can withstand the trip to the supermarket.

 

Moreover, the conditions of cooking these foods tend to be much more controlled than the home remedies that we use when we cook ourselves. Their pros and cons are:

 

    1. They are practical and non-perishables.
    2.  The intake of  vitamins  and minerals can be greater than fresh food.
    3. They contain preservatives.
    4. The cooking process reduce the content of vitamin  C.
    5. In most cases, sugar and salt are added as a flavor enhancer, which increases the intake of simple sugars and sodium.

 

 

It is important to check if the can of fruits and vegetables is in good condition.

Frozen fruits and vegetables

 

The principle of using cold food storage is based on the fact that frozen water prevents the growth and development of microorganisms.

 

The process of freezing food must be performed quickly because the shorter  time of this procedure block the formation of smaller ice crystals and keep the food over the texture and consistency.

 

In the case of plants, many of these are subjected to a process of precooking, which inhibits some deterioration of foods and helps to maintain the best enzymes, however, with this heat treatment can be lost some  vitamins.

 

One of the important considerations that we must take care regarding the appropriate frozen food is thawing because with improper thawing many of the vitamins contained in fruits and vegetables can be lost.

 

The best thing in the case of pre-cooked vegetables is to be thawed by microwave or steam in order to prevent that the  vitamins  are water soluble and are not lost in the case of fruit, it is recommended to leave the food to defrost refrigerator.

Fresh food

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables are always the best alternative, however, we should note that foods you normally buy at supermarkets or market often have been collected for days, sometimes green so that they can withstand the trip to the garden the point of sale.

 

During transport are subjected to changes in temperature and sunlight, which allows certain content to lose  vitamin  C and the B complex Some pros and cons of these fruits and vegetables are:

 

    1. They contain no preservatives.
    2. They were not undergoing conservation treatment.
    3. You can eat different fruits and vegetables throughout the year.
    4. They should always be bought ripe to get the most vitamins that fruits and vegetables can provide us.
    5. If you want to cook, the best techniques are the use of microwave, blanching or steaming.
    6. When making vegetable soup, cream, or folder, use the water where they were boiled to recover some of the vitamins that dissolve in water during cooking.
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6 tricks to get pregnant fast

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Trick 1: Find out when you’re ovulating

The biggest secret to get pregnant right away is to know exactly when you are ovulating, ie, when one of their two ovaries are releasing an egg. Think of this egg like a target, and imagine the sperm like arrows:. For you to get pregnant, one of the arrows have to hit the target there are several methods to help you discover if you are in the fertile period. One of them is our ovulation calculator. Read more about how your menstrual cycle works. But if you notice that your periods have been very irregular in recent months, may be more difficult to identify ovulation. See what other methods to detect ovulation and consult your doctor to know better how to proceed. 




Trick 2: Be in the right place at the right time

Once you know the date of ovulation, prepare (and list your partner) to have sex during your most fertile days. You can get three days before and continuing until after the expected date of ovulation. (Start a little earlier also does not hurt; some women achieved pregnancy having sex until six days before ovulation.) As the sperm survive in your body for a few days, you have a good length of time to try to conceive. This means that if you have intercourse on a Monday, the sperm will stay in her reproductive system, waiting for an egg, until Thursday. Or up to Sunday in some cases. But remember, your egg only survives for about a day. If you do not know when ovulation will occur, follow the good old rule of having sex every other day. So, every day you will have a stock of healthy sperm waiting in the fallopian tube, ready to spring into action when the egg appears. (If you and your partner want to have sex more often than that, no problems. But know that it does not will increase or decrease your chances of getting pregnant). Another tip: if for some reason you are waiting to go into action during the time of ovulation, do not let this happen after a long fast. Your partner needs to ejaculate at least once before the fertile period, but there may be an accumulation of dead sperm in the semen, and they do not serve to conceive a baby. 








Trick 3: Remain lying down after sex

For a long time, scientists had no evidence that the woman stay lying down for a while after sex help the sperm to reach the egg. But, in 2009, Dutch researchers found that, in a fertility clinic in Amsterdam, women remained lying on his back for 15 minutes after artificial insemination were 50% more likely to become pregnant than those that remained standing after the procedure. You can not prove that the same probability applies to sexual intercourse, but the study shows that lie can help the sperm to do their part. And anyway, does not hurt to try. It is not necessary to stay with her ​​legs up, just lying on her side is enough. 






Trick 4: Enjoy this time of expectation

If you hurry to get pregnant, you may end up feeling too anxious about it. This is normal, but the truth is that the chances are greater if you are not stressed. This is because the hypothalamus – the gland in the brain that regulates hormones ovulation. – Does not work so well when you’re nervous, causing her body to end ovulating later or even not release an egg that cycle therefore try maximum to enjoy this phase and all this “lot” of carefree sex. Make sex fun – instead of just thinking about making a baby – you can even increase your chances of getting pregnant. And if you’re thinking of ways to spice things up, good news: there is not a position that is better than the other to get pregnant. All are equally effective. 


Trick 5: Prepare the ground for superespermatozoides

Sperm are more likely to fertilize an as healthier, stronger and egg are plentiful. There are several ways to help your partner improve sperm quality:

  • Cut Alcohol (drink daily studies show that may reduce testosterone levels, lower sperm count and increasing the number of defective cells).
  • Declare war on smoking (smoking can reduce the quality of sperm).
  • Eat more foods rich in zinc, folic acid, calcium and vitamins C and D (they help produce many strong and fast sperm).
  • Avoiding hot and sauna baths, since the heat eliminates sperm (testes work best at a temperature between 34.4 and 35 degrees Celsius, slightly less than normal body temperature). Stay long with the laptop on the lap increases the temperature of the testes, as well as riding a bike too.


The sooner your partner adopt these changes, the better. New sperm can take up to three months to produce. 

Trick 6: Make sure you also

Your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a baby are higher if your body and your life are ready for the task. Before you start trying to conceive, see your gynecologist or general practitioner to see if all is well with your ovulation and if their immunizations are up to date. You will also greatly help if you reduce or cut the consumption of alcoholic beverages and smoking cessation and drugs. All these substances interfere negatively on your fertility and are also dangerous to the fetus. Consider the hypothesis also cut out caffeine. Some studies show that women who take more than one or two cups of coffee a day are less likely becoming pregnant. 

Based in babycenter.com

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The crusade against the most hated man in the world

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Julien Blanc can not stomp Australia . More than 255,000 people have been asked to not do it in Brazil, 90,000 people demanding the same for UK, some 30,000 want to forbid entry to Korea and 11,000 claiming not enter Canada. Hunter Moore can now breathe easy, now holds Blanc title of being the most hated man in the world . One type sold as “international leader in tips flirt” or “artist flirting” (Pick Up Artist, PUA, in English) and has raised a real media storm in recent days where he is accused of promoting culture of rape, physical violence on women and emotional abuse as a strategy for annulment.

Blanc conducts seminars worldwide, through the agency Real Social Dynamics, charging 1,600 euros per person, teaching men how to “pray for women to get laid” with them. It is the same that would popularize hahstag #AhogandoChicasPorElMundo (#ChokingGirlsAroundTheWorld ), who showed in a video how to harass girls Tokyo street picking their heads without permission and putting them in their package (which he dubs as a movement ‘head on dick ‘) or the same who designed the’ MRL ‘(Last Minute Resistance, or Resistance Late): “First you get intimate with her, claiming that it is not sexual then the violas pretending that privacy means consensual sex.” . His techniques lousy misunderstood ‘emotional coaching’ have raised a wave of global outrage which has been unable to escape.

The live Internet crusade to end the race effect Blanc came a few days ago when, after protests that were lived in Melbourne for one of his seminars, the government decided to withdraw the US visa and throw the country . First confirmed the Victoria State Police via Twitter (“We can confirm that Julien Blanc left Australia last night”) and then came the Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, to justify his decision : “This type exposed to humiliating abuse women , and are values ​​that we hate in this country. ”

Since then, the machinery to boycott all its calendar of seminars around the world has been launched. And it seems they are getting. In the coming days should give one in the UK, but on the change.org petition demanding from entering the country and have been echoed The Guardian (with several opinion pieces loaded against him - here and here -) or The Independent (where the activist who started the hashtag #TakeDownJulienBlanc accuses him of being “a racist sexual predator”). Yesterday it was confirmed that his seminars in Canada have been canceled and will be made ​​only via streaming(Canadian Immigration Minister also ranked via Twitter against). In Japan it also will face classes . No more head on dick for Julien on the streets of Tokyo. A domino effect to destroy the man who shares images that stifles women and commanded silence and tweets (now private) statements like: “The hottest women are the most insecure, so be sure to treat them like dirt ” or “is much easier to treat like crap if objetificas first” .

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To protect students at career colleges from becoming burdened by student loan debt they cannot repay, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing regulations to ensure that these institutions improve their outcomes for students—or risk losing a

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 These regulations will hold career training programs accountable for putting their students on the path to success, and they complement action across the Administration to protect consumers and prevent and investigate fraud, waste and abuse, particularly at for-profit colleges.

“Career colleges must be a stepping stone to the middle class. But too many hard-working students find themselves buried in debt with little to show for it. That is simply unacceptable,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These regulations are a necessary step to ensure that colleges accepting federal funds protect students, cut costs and improve outcomes. We will continue to take action as needed.”

To qualify for federal student aid, the law requires that most for-profit programs and certificate programs at private non-profit and public institutions prepare students for “gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Under the regulations finalized today, a program would be considered to lead to gainful employment if the estimated annual loan payment of a typical graduate does not exceed 20 percent of his or her discretionary income or 8 percent of his or her total earnings. Programs that exceed these levels would be at risk of losing their ability to participate in taxpayer-funded federal student aid programs.

The final gainful employment regulations follow an extensive rulemaking process involving public hearings, negotiations and about 95,000 public comments. The regulations, which will go into effect on July 1, 2015, reflect the feedback the Department received, and aim to protect Americans from poor career training programs by targeting those programs that leave students buried in debt with few opportunities to repay it. Highlights of the rule include:

  • Preventing students from being buried in debt: Based on available data, the Department estimates that about 1,400 programs serving 840,000 students—of whom 99 percent are at for-profit institutions—would not pass the accountability standards. All programs will have the opportunity to make immediate changes that could help them avoid sanctions, but if these programs do not improve, they will ultimately become ineligible for federal student aid—which often makes up nearly 90 percent of the revenue at for-profit institutions.
  • More rigorous accountability than previous regulations: The new regulations are tougher than the Department’s 2011 rules because they set a higher passing requirement and lay out a shorter path to ineligibility for the poorest-performing programs. In 2012, the Department estimated that 193 programs would not have passed the previous regulations; with respect to these new regulations, based on available data, the Department estimates that about 1,400 programs would not pass the accountability metric.
  • Providing transparency about student success: The rule also provides useful information for all students and consumers by requiring institutions to provide important information about their programs, like what their former students are earning, their success at graduating, and the amount of debt they accumulated.
  • Improving student outcomes: The regulations build on momentum toward increased accountability in higher education by setting standards for career training programs, including programs offered by for-profit institutions, to ensure they are serving students well. While the Department has seen encouraging changes in the past five years, it believes all career training programs can and should meet higher expectations.

Today, the Department is also taking new steps to formalize partnerships with several federal agencies to enhance cooperation and ensure proper oversight of for-profit institutions of higher education through an interagency task force.

Background on the Administration’s efforts to protect students from poor-performing career colleges
Too often, students at career colleges—including thousands of veterans—are charged excessive costs, but don’t get the education they paid for. Instead, students in such programs are provided with poor quality training, often for low-wage jobs or in occupations where there are simply no job opportunities. They find themselves with large amounts of debt and, too often, end up in default. In many cases, students are drawn into these programs with confusing or misleading information.

The situation for students at for-profit institutions is particularly troubling. On average, attending a two-year for-profit institution costs a student four times as much as attending a community college. More than 80 percent of students at for-profits borrow, while less than half of students at public institutions do. Ultimately, students at for-profit colleges represent only about 11 percent of the total higher education population but 44 percent of all federal student loan defaults.

In response to these concerns, in 2009, the Department began extensive conversations with the higher education community about the role of career colleges, particularly on how they could be held accountable for the outcomes of their students. Following a 2012 court decision, which affirmed the U.S. Department of Education’s authority to regulate in this area in order to protect students and taxpayers, the Department undertook new efforts to make sure career training programs provide affordable pathways to good jobs.

The Department believes many institutions have already started to take steps to improve. Some of the largest institutions have instituted trial periods for programs before students have to commit, so students can decide if that program is right for them. There are reports that institutions have decreased program lengths. Some are reducing costs. And a few institutions have closed some locations and programs they judge to be performing poorly.

But the Department also believes there is still potential for improvement in many of these programs—public, private non-profit and for-profit—so it is taking action to spur more change.

The gainful employment regulations are a central part of the Administration’s work to ensure that student debt is affordable and that for-profit colleges serve students well. These regulations complement other efforts taken by the Administration to protect students by addressing problems at poor performing institutions, particularly in the for-profit sector. These efforts include:

  • Formalizing an interagency oversight task force
    The Department will lead an effort to formalize an interagency task force to help ensure proper oversight of for-profit institutions of higher education. In particular, the Department and other federal and state agencies will coordinate their activities and promote information sharing to protect students from unfair, deceptive, and abusive policies and practices. The task force will build on efforts already underway among various federal agencies, and include the Departments of Justice, Treasury and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, state attorneys general will also be invited to continue their participation in this collaboration. Given the important responsibilities each of these federal agencies has, and the vital role that states play, the agencies will leverage their resources and expertise to assist one another, thereby making the best use of scarce resources and better protecting the interests of students and taxpayers. This task force will formalize and strengthen a working group that has been working together over the past year and that has coordinated efforts in several reviews and investigatory work. The task force will meet as needed, but at least once each quarter.

  • Keeping student debt affordable
    The Department is helping more students manage their student debt through flexible repayment options like the Pay As You Earn plan, which caps student loan payments at 10 percent of a borrower’s discretionary income. In addition, the Administration continues targeted outreach to help borrowers who may be struggling to repay their loans, ensuring that they have the information they need to select the best repayment option for them and avoid future default.

  • Developing a college ratings system
    The Department is also working on a new college ratings system, which will showcase colleges and universities that are effective in improving student success; incentivize institutions to work toward the most important goals, like graduating low-income students and holding down costs; and help students and families choose their school based on the value it provides for their investment.

  • Strengthening oversight of the programs on which our nation’s service members and veterans rely
    Through Executive Order 13607, the Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members, the Administration has worked to protect our nation’s military families by ensuring that federal military and veterans educational benefits programs are providing service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members with the information, support, and protections they deserve. This includes: establishing a centralized complaint system; new, risk-based program reviews informed by students complaints to focus enforcement efforts at the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Education and Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Trade Commission; and key tools and resources like the online GI Bill ® Comparison Tool, which has made it easier for over 450,000 veterans, service members and their dependents to select education and training programs that provide a good value and meet their needs.

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A special state search team, trained in rescue and recovery operations and organized by Gov. Rick Perry to help Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, is also saving lives during its mission.

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According to the Texas State Guard, during the group’s first search mission of private ranch land on September 19, they founded two individuals with signs of heat distress and dehydration. The two peoples informed team members of a woman who had been abandoned on the property and was reportedly near death. The Texas State Guard members immediately began a secondary search for the woman. Once located, the woman, identified later as a Honduran, was administered lifesaving aid and evacuated by a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter for additional care. All three, as well as two others subjects located in the immediate area, were taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“This state-led effort is aimed at addressing yet another consequence of a border left unsecure by the federal government -fortunately this time it did not end in the loss of life,” Gov. Perry said. “But as long as the federal government refuses to secure our border and end policies that encourage people to risk their lives in an attempt to enter our country illegally, we will continue to see the death toll rise in places like Brooks County.”

Since 2011, at least 332 sets of human remains have been recovered in Brooks County alone. While this effort is not part of Operation Strong Safety, the majority of the remains being recovered are suspected to be those of illegal immigrants who died attempting to avoid detection while entering the U.S., or are suspected victims of human smuggling or trafficking by Mexican cartels or their operatives.

“Whether these people are found alive or dead, this is a human tragedy Brooks County has no choice but to address,” Brooks County Sheriff Rey Rodriguez said. “In its very first mission, this state search team has already shown its value in helping our county deal with the issue, and I expect they will discover many more victims during subsequent searches, either deceased or clinging to life.”

“Our priority is meeting our mission, and that is finding victims who did not survive their trek through this hazardous landscape,” Brig. Gen. Patrick Hamilton, Commander-Domestic Operations Task Force, Texas Military Forces. “But any time our service members can use their training to save a life – that is a rewarding outcome.”

“Mexican cartels and transnational gangs continue to exploit private property for drug and human smuggling, and too often, victims are left dead or dying in the elements with little to no hope of survival,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “While DPS continues working to secure the border and combat criminal activity, we will also continue to support Brooks County and our state and federal partners on the border.”

When requested by the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, these specially-trained teams of approximately 20 to 25 personnel will search for human remains in the area. The Texas State Guardsmen conducting the searches are trained in search and rescue/recovery operations, and will utilize a variety of resources, including all-terrain vehicles, cadaver dogs, grid searches and medical support personnel. Security support during these searches will be provided by DPS Troopers or U.S. Border Patrol agents, who will also provide specialized resources for these recovery missions. The Texas Rangers may also provide investigative support for these cases when requested.

During these missions, if the search teams encounter criminal actors or individuals who are suspected to be or admittedly in the country illegally, those individuals will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement officials.

The Governor’s Division of Criminal Justice has previously awarded Brooks County $151,150 in state grant funds to assist with the costs of autopsies and transporting remains to the medical examiner in Laredo. Grant funds have also helped purchase a four-wheel drive SUV for use in accessing remote areas where remains are located, in-car video cameras and computers. Brooks County is in the process of applying for a second grant to help with ongoing costs for remains recovery and autopsies.

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The best way to burn fat in men

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There are hundreds of ways for men to burn fat and get rid of that extra weight. The problem is to discover which method is best for you. You know from the beginning what diet and exercise work is the best way to do it.

Increase your metabolism

The main reason why a well-toned abdomen becomes a beer belly is your metabolism, which used to be young and vibrant and becomes static and lazy . Increase metabolism should be the primary goal when trying to burn fat. Metabolism is a chemical reaction that decomposes organic matter and uses fat as energy.So the higher the metabolism, burning more fat. For men who want to increase your metabolic rate, the best way is to consume more protein. Simply by increasing protein intake, you can lose up to eight pounds (3.6 kg) extra a year compared to a person who does not. Breakfast should consist of eggs and lean meat like turkey bacon. The snacks rich in protein are relevants throughout the day to maintain high energy. Examples are nuts and cheese sticks. Your other two meals should consist of lean meats, poultry and fish.

Eat all the time

A common misconception is to think that skipping meals help you lose weight. This causes the metabolism to slow down, making weight loss more difficult. Spread your meals throughout the day is the best way to attack fat. Eat six small throughout the day instead of three large meals meals. Includes eggs, lean meats, fish, chicken and almonds to the daily consumption. These foods will help keep your metabolism elevated throughout the day.

 

Exercise

Exercise is a critical part to keep the metabolism elevated. Lifting weights is not the best option as it leads to bulking up instead of slimming. The exercises cardio like running, boxing and cycling are all good examples of what to do. Make an intense routine 30 minutes to an hour, three times a week. Combining these exercises with proper caloric intake, results in your body is a fat burning machine, lean and slender that works even while you sleep.

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7 steps to positive thinking

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Most of us keep a constant mental conversation .  We talk with ourselves every day, and unfortunately, many times these “internal” discussions are negative,  often marked by guilt about the past or worry about the future.  Such negativity can destroy any sign of hope that we have about the realization of our dreams.

Our actions are based on our thoughts.  If we change the way we think, we can begin to change the actions we take.  Humans are always in pursuit of personal growth  financial, emotional, physical or spiritual. Practicing positive internal conversations can help us going to take actions that lead to great results.

Then I leave seven steps to achieving a positive self-talk.  Following these steps you will be able to start eliminating your negative conversations and replace them with thoughts that will motivate you to improve.

1   Eliminate negative self-talk

The first step is realizing.  Would difficult to make a change without know intimately the thoughts that are in our head. 

No doubt that if you have a long history of negative internal conversations, will be a challenge.  Their conversation becomes negative over the years for various reasons.  For example, if a child constantly told you that you were ‘dumb’, you could incorporate as a truth. Then  you will discover your inner self there is a little voice that often repeats phrases like “I’m too slow”, or “it costs me learn something.”  If you constantly pass on negative stories, your actions will reflect their low self-esteem.  Going to be difficult for you to get somewhere if you’re always pulling back.

Ordinary conversation includes the negative “can not.”  When you say to yourself  “I can’t” or “it’s very difficult,” you are creating resistance.  A mental block  are prevented you from doing things that  could succeed.

Whenever you find yourself saying “I can’t …”, stop the game and challenge yourself with a “why?”.  Studies show that most geniuses become outstanding people after years of commitment and more commitment.  So if you want to be successful need to start saying “I can” more often.

A good method I have found useful is to say “stopping, stopping” whenever I notice myself saying something negative about myself, both mentally and verbally.  This method works if you have a sincere interest in positive thinking.

2    Positive Affirmations

Affirmations are positive expressions of a desired outcome or goal.  Expressions are generally short, believable and focused.  By repeating them over time, we opened new paths in our subconscious, creating the possibility of a new order of thoughts.

An relevant step in repeating affirmations is to read them aloud and with feeling.  But read does not help unless you really feel what you say.

Surely you have any questions about this technique at the beginning.  Nevertheless, if you follow these simple instructions to his disbelief will soon be replaced by faith in yourself.

3      Create positive screenplays

One thing you can see is that it’s easy for your mind to generate negative thoughts, based on other negative thoughts.  This cycle never ends, but increases, creating a strong limitation.

From now on, let’s do this exercise.  Invent a positive, uplifting story that flows like a movie script.  Visualize the situation. Build  the story with a positive ending;  how bigger the storyline  better.  Better yet if you can develop a story that tells how all your goals are reached.  When you do begin to internalize your goals and dreams as if they were something you already did.

4      Replace negative influences with positive

It is relevant to identify external negative factors in your life that are limiting your thoughts.  For example, your mood can poison with friends and people who are negative.  If you are not careful enough, you will begin to adopt their  negative thoughts.  So be alert to negative influences.  Whether they come from friends, limit your exposure to these thoughts as much as you can. Additionally, avoid discussing your plans with people who did not  encourage and help you in your dreams and goals.

Instead, look to surround yourself with the thoughts and actions of people that motivate you. Before long you will see the transformation of a pessimistic ball in a good and pleasant aura .  This positive energy that surrounds you will begin to improve their internal conversations too.

5    Posts in present time

What can help you is to focus about the steps you can take now.  If you find yourself locked, think: “what can I do now?.”  Change your self-talk, letting anxiety about the future and start to act in this time.  You can not control what happens in the future, but if you take the necessary steps now, it allows you to have a better tomorrow. Focus   your thoughts on today and now.

6    Controlling fears

Fear is often what prevents you from achieving the goals.  Are you afraid to take risks for fear of losing the security that enjoys now.  You try to convince yourself that you are happy in their current state when, in reality, is not .  Your inner self may seem positive in trying to lie to himself.  Yet somehow, you know you’re cheating.

Ask yourself what are your fears. What ‘s the worst that can happen? Follow  a step-by-step approach – to discuss their fears and see if there is any way to see things more positively.  When you confront your fears, often going to realize that the worst case scenario is not as bad as thought.  On indeed, the benefits of change tend to justify the risk.

7    Enjoy the good times

It’s much easier to have a positive attitude if you focus on the good moments of your life instead of the bad.  Although it is inevitable to have  problems and challenges, remember that life consists of ups and downs, and that the good times are forged through the bad times.

So choose to fill your mind with positive thoughts and images.  Make it a conscious habit.  To start, if you can be grateful for what you have now, your internal conversation will begin to change and align yourself with that sense of joy.  A state of gratitude helps a lot to your mind.

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Asthma is a serious lung disease

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 If you or your child has asthma, you are not alone. About 23 million people in the United States suffer from asthma. Asthma is the leading cause of disease is of long duration in children.

We are all responsible for protecting the conditions that determine a good level of health for our family and our community. Education is the basis for creating health-promoting environments for all.

At present, we have at our disposal a wealth of information about asthma. Hence, both the parents and the people who are caring for children play an relevant role in the transmission of knowledge, and changing lifestyle of the family.

Since the EPA is committed to educating all people about asthma, then you will find useful information that will help you more effectively control asthma.

What are the environmental factors that cause asthma?

Asthma can be triggered by allergens or irritants that are common in our homes.The most common factors are:

Smoke snuff

Asthma can be caused by smoke from a cigarette butt, pipe or cigar and also by the smoke exhaled by a smoker.

  • Choose not to smoke in your home or car or allow others to do so.

Dust mites

Dust mites are too small to be seen with the naked eye, but are in every home.They live in mattresses, pillows, carpets, furniture fabric wallpaper, bedspreads, clothes and stuffed toys.

  • Wash sheets and blankets weekly in hot water.
  • Choose soft toys that are washable, and wash them often in hot water, drying them completely. Keep these toys off beds.
  • Cover mattresses and pillows with covers that prevent the passage of dust (allergen impermeable) having a closure.

Pets

Skin flakes emerging from domestic animals, urine and saliva may trigger asthma.

  • Consider keeping pets out of the house or finding a new home if necessary.
  • Keep your pets all the time outside the bedroom or any other area that is used for sleeping and keep the doors shut.
  • Keep pets off the furniture with tapestry fabric, carpets and stuffed toys.

Learn more at www.epa.gov/asthma/pets.html 

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Mold grows in damp places or materials. The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, clean and remove excess water or moisture. Reducing moisture also helps reduce other factors that cause asthma, such as cockroaches.

  • Wash mold off hard surfaces and dry completely. Absorbents, such as tile roofs and carpets, if they rust, should probably be removed or replaced materials.
  • Make any water leaks in the pipes and pipes and other sources of water supply.
  • Keep drip pans in your refrigerator, air conditioner and dehumidifier environments, clean and dry.
  • Use exhaust fans or open windows hold while cooking or when using the dishwasher.
  • Use exhaust fans in the bathrooms while showering.
  • Place the exhaust in a clothes dryer to the outside.
  • Keep the humidity inside the house at a low level, 30 to 50 percent relative humidity. Humidity levels can be measured by hygrometers which can be purchased at hardware stores.

Cockroaches

Droppings or excretions of cockroaches can trigger asthma.

  • Do not leave food or garbage out environmental exposure.
  • Store food in tightly sealed containers.
  • Clean all food waste or spilled liquids immediately.
  • First try to control cockroaches using poison baits, boric acid or traps before using pesticide sprays.

If sprays are used:

  • Limit yourself to use only in infested areas.
  • Carefully follow the instructions found on product labels.
  • Ensure that enough fresh air when you spray and keep the person with asthma out of the home.

Preventing asthma attacks

Visit www.noattacks.org/es. To make an asthma action plan, tips on how to manage asthma and get a copy of the popular activity book “Dusty the Goldfish”.

www.noattacks.org/es
  • Step 1: Talk to your doctor about your child’s asthma. If your child has asthma or you think your child has this disease, take your child to a doctor.The doctor will work with you to ensure that your child has an asthma attack.
    • Learn what causes asthma in your child.
    • Identify your asthma triggers in your home are.
    • Learn how to rid your home the factors that cause asthma.
    • Know what your child should take medication.
  • Step 2: Make a plan. Ask your doctor to help you create an individual action plan to control your child’s asthma. Work with your doctor to create a plan of action to help you learn how to prevent asthma attacks your child regularly.
  • Step 3 - Make your home resistant asthma. The factors that cause asthma are part of our daily lives. Asthma attacks can be caused by mold growing on the shower curtain in the bathroom, dust mites living in blankets or blankets, the pillows and stuffed toys of your child. Learn more about the things that can cause an asthma attack and what you can do to eliminate them and keep your child healthy.

Tools Program Indoor Air Quality for Schools

EPA has developed a program of Air Quality Tools for Schools Interior to reduce exposure to environmental contaminants in them through the voluntary adoption of practices to manage indoor air quality.

IAQ Tools for Schools Program

The “program IAQ Tools for Schools “is a detailed to help maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting and preventing problems of air quality resource.Poor indoor air quality in schools can affect the comfort and health of students and staff, which in turn can affect concentration, attendance, and student performance. In addition, if the school takes to react promptly as poor air quality, students and staff are at increased risk of health problems in the short term, such as fatigue and nausea, as well as problems long-term health such as asthma. Read more about it and download or order a kit action ” IAQ Tools for Schools “.

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What can you do to stay healthy and prevent disease? You can be certain diagnostic tests, take preventive medicine if needed, and have healthy habits.

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Health experts who lead the Preventive Services Task Force of the United States (US Preventive Services Task Force) advise that when you go to your next checkup, ask your doctor or nurse about how to stay healthy no matter the age.

Some tests can make in the office, such as measuring blood pressure. Others, such as mammograms, need special equipment, so maybe I should go to a different place.They call screening those seeking disease before symptoms. Measurements of blood pressure and mammograms are examples of screenings.

After a screening test, ask when you can see the results and who can explain them.

Breast cancer. ask your doctor if you should have a mammogram, considering his age, family history, general health and personal concerns.

Cervical cancer. Make a pap smear (“Pap smear”) every 1-3 years if you are between 21 and 65 years old and have been sexually active. If you are over 65 and their last Pap tests were normal, and no need to have the tests. If you had a hysterectomy for a reason other than cancer, do not need a Pap smear.

Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases. sexually transmitted diseases can make it difficult to get pregnant affect the baby and cause other health problems.

  • Get tested for chlamydia if you are 24 or younger and sexually active. If you are over 24, ask your doctor if you need to get tested for chlamydia.
  • Ask your doctor or nurse if you should be tested for other STDs.

Colorectal cancer. Become a screening test for colorectal cancer starting at age 50. Perhaps the need to do before, if there have been cases of colorectal cancer in their family. There are several tests for this cancer. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for you.

Depression. Their emotional health is as relevant as your physical health. Ask your doctor if you need to get tested for depression, especially during the last two weeks:

  • Have you felt discouraged, sad or depressed.
  • He has lost interest or pleasure in doing things.

Diabetes. yourself tested for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or taking medicine for high blood pressure.

Diabetes (high blood sugar) can cause problems with your heart, brain, eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves, and other body parts.

High blood pressure. Starting from 18, the blood pressure should be measured every 2 years at least. A blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered high. High blood pressure can cause stroke, heart attack, kidney problems or eyes, and heart failure.

. High Cholesterol From 20 years of age, cholesterol should be regularly assessed if:

  • You consume snuff.
  • Are you obese.
  • Have diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • Have a personal history of heart disease or clogged arteries.
  • Within his family happened a heart attack in a man before age 50 or a woman before 60 years.

. HIV Ask your doctor about HIV screening if any of the following concerns:

  • He has had unprotected sex with multiple people.
  • Injected drugs.
  • Offers sex for money or drugs or have sex with people who do.
  • Have or had a sexual partner infected with HIV or who is bisexual or inject drugs.
  • He is being treated for a sexually transmitted disease.
  • He received a blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985.
  • Have any other concern.

Osteoporosis (loss of bone density). At age 65, get tested to assess the strength of your bones. If you are under 65, ask your doctor whether you should be tested.

Overweight and obesity. The best way to know if you are overweight or obese is to calculate your body mass index (BMI, for its acronym in English). To get it, enter your height and weight into a BMI calculator like the one found athttp://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ Link to Exit Disclaimer (available in English). A BMI between 18.5 and 25 indicates a normal weight.People with a BMI of 30 or higher may be obese. If you are obese, ask your doctor or nurse how to get intensive counseling and help to change their habits and thus lose weight. Overweight and obesity can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

It’s your body!
You know your body better than anyone. Always tell your doctor or nurse of any changes in your health, including sight and hearing. Have them test you for any condition that concerns you; not only mentioned here. If you want to know about diseases like glaucoma or cancer of the skin, for example, ask about them.

Take preventive medicines if you need them

Aspirin. If you are 55 or older, ask your doctor about taking aspirin to prevent stroke.

Drugs against breast cancer. If your mother, sister or daughter has had breast cancer, ask your doctor about taking medication to prevent this cancer.

Estrogen for menopause (hormone replacement therapy). should not use estrogen to prevent heart disease or other diseases. If you need relief from the symptoms of menopause, talk with your doctor.

Immunizations.

  • Get a flu shot every year.
  • If you are 65 or older get vaccinated against pneumonia.
  • Depending on health problems, you may need a pneumonia shot at a younger age or be vaccinated against diseases such as whooping cough or herpes zoster (shingles).
  • Ask your health care team if you need any vaccinations. You can also find out what you need in:http://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched/ (available in English).

Change for good health

Physically active and choose healthy foods. Learn how to http://www.healthfinder.gov/prevention/ (English only).

Reach your right and hold weight. Seek a balance between the calories you take in with food and drinks, and you burn with physical activity.

Do not smoke. ‘ll find tips to stop in the snuff http://www.smokefree.gov (page in English, but with assignences to resources in Spanish). If you want to talk to someone about how to quit, call the National Quitline (free national hotline): 1-800 QUITNOW (784-8669).

If you drink alcohol, have no more than one drink a day. A standard “drink” is a 12-ounce bottle of beer or wine cooler (wine cooler ), one 5-ounce glass of wine or 1.5 ounces of liquor 80 ° proof distillate.

Learn more about good health

See these sites from the federal government:

Healthfinder.gov. Guides and resources for healthy living, an encyclopedia of issues related to health, health news and more. Visit: http://www.healthfinder.gov/espanol/ .

MedlinePlus. Health information provided by government agencies and health organizations, including a medical encyclopedia and health resources. Visit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/medlineplus.html .

If you have access to a computer, ask your librarian for the health information available at the local library.

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It is clear what it means to be prepared for tomorrow’s economy.

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However, our schools aren’t preparing enough of our students for that reality. Today, the United States has one of the highest high school dropout rates in the world.

Among students who do complete high school and go on to college, nearly half demand remedial courses, and nearly half never graduate. Yet in today’s world, a college degree or advanced certificate increasingly represents the entry ticket to rewarding careers. In today’s world, our graduates will compete against the smartest young people from across the globe. But in today’s world, the United States ranks 12th in college attainment. As President Obama has said, “It is our generation’s task … to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth—a rising, thriving middle class.” Reigniting that engine depends on education, preschool through 12th grade, strong enough to prepare all students for college, careers, and the innovation-based economy in which they will make their living.

Education Reforms: The Work Ahead

The core reforms

To meet that challenge, the Obama administration set out in 2009—amid the greatest financial crisis in generations—to put in place a set of reforms to ensure that every child in this country receives the education he or she deserves. President Obama set two ambitious goals: that the United States would once again lead the world in college completion, and that every student would receive at least one year of college or specialized training after high school. [expand/collapse]

K-12 reform

Building on this momentum, President Obama has proposed to deepen reforms through investments in strategic areas where states and school districts face key implementation challenges, and to continue substantial investments in critical formula programs that support state and local reform efforts. The President’s plan includes the following elements:

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