Sunday, January 31, 2010

Short Don't Quit Quotes

We never realize how close we're to winning when we decide to quit. Cool motivational collection of never quit quotations.

A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
Zig Ziglar

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Richard M. Nixon

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
Chinese Proverb

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston

Americans never quit.
Douglas MacArthur

He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
Samuel Johnson

I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
Arnold Palmer

I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
Conrad Hall

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
Richard Bach

It's always too soon to quit!

Fight the tendency to quit while you’re behind.
Dave Weinbaum

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.
Allen Neuharth

How to manage grief?

Is someone very ill at home? Learn to manage grief. It’s never easy to manage the pain of seeing someone dear suffer. But, we must know that it’s best to accept what has happened. Give the best treatment to the family member. Keep them pain free. Support them in every little way. Spend more time with them. Calm their fears, but they must know the disease that has come upon them, especially if it’s not curable. It’ll help them find the strength to go through it. Do everything possible to make the person feel that life was worth all the while. Find the inner strength to be normal yourself.

Friday, January 29, 2010

How to manage bad breath?

Are you embarrassed by your bad breath? Find a quick fix. Bad breath is caused by upset stomachs, pungent odour foods that have onion and garlic. The formation of bacteria in your teeth can also cause bad breath. Smoking and drinks can also lead to bad odour. Regular brushing can help to some extent. A mouth wash can also be a temporary relief. Flossing can help keep your teeth clean. But a dentist will be able to diagnose the cause of bad breath and suggest a permanent solution.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How to solve chronic cough?

Chronic cough can be troublesome. Find out how to manage this well. It may be caused by problems in the nose, throat or stomach. Asthma, smoking and gastric trouble commonly lead to chronic cough. Sometimes one feels a tickling sensation that brings up the cough. Drinking plenty of water, popping in a cough lozenges or inhaling steam does provide some relief. Treating the sinus, asthma, gastric problem is the permanent solution though. Diet with high fibre is said to help prevent chronic coughs. And, yes, keep away from people who have any bronchial diseases.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How to reduce knee pain?

Suffering from knee pain? Here’s some quick remedy. General knee pains occur due to overweight, straining due to excessive physical activity, lack of activity for long periods or injuries. Take adequate rest and avoids any sports for some time. For relief, apply ice every four hours. In case of swelling, keep in raised position. While sleeping you can keep a soft pillow below knee. A knee cap or bandage can be used to reduce swelling. Painkillers must be used only in case of acute pain. And never regularly.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

How to reduce computer eye strain?

If you’re straining your eyes before a computer, then this is for you. You should always be seated atleast 20 inches away from your computer. The computer or laptop must be a little below your eye level. See to it that the lights above or behind don’t cause too much of a glare. Dim lights could also cause eye strain. Get away from the seat once an hour. Also look into the ceiling for a few seconds to defocus and reduce the strain. Irritated eyes or blurred vision needs to be referred to an eye specialist. Maybe, the power has changed.

Friday, January 22, 2010

15 Short Funny Motivational Sayings

A collection of little motivational quotes that are outright funnny and provoke thought and laughter.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.
William Ernest

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Erma Louise Bombeck

Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
Robert C.Edwards

If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
Dale Carnegie

Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
James Dean

How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
Woody Allen

Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard

Ideas are funny little things. They don't work unless you do.

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Groucho Marx

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Brian Littrell

Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith

There are only two stimulants to one's best efforts: the fear of punishment, and the hope of reward.
John M. Wilson

How to solve my allergy of pets?

Keep your pets clean with regular baths and visits to the vet. Not allowing pets into your bedrooms can reduce the allergens. Don’t snuggle up with a cat or dog. This could lead to aggravation of your allergy. The hairs and smell could cause allergies in you, not very good if you have asthma or breathing related problems. Carpets, beds and sofas are places where hairs could accumulate and cause allergies. Clean up any saliva or urine immediately. Visit the doctor in case you have chronic allergy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How to keep children at home safely?

Is your child alone at home till you return from office? Find out how to be safe.

Be careful with the neighbour with whom you trust the keys. Always keep your master bedroom and cupboard locked. Keep food and snacks ready for the child to eat. Teach children not to open doors without checking who it is. Call once in a while to check if all is okay. Teach child to call you in case of any fear. Children must be trained to call for neighbours in case of any need. Keep some toys and games for them to play.

Monday, January 18, 2010

How to stop heart burns?

The burning sensation or pain around the chest area must be referred to a doctor to rule out any heart disease. Heartburns are caused when the gastric juices from the stomach come up the oesophagus towards your mouth. Some ways to reduce heartburns is to avoid fatty foods, coffee and smoking. Sometimes eating to the full can also cause a reflux which leads to a burning sensation. Frequent eats during the day is recommended.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

How to stop belching?

Digestive discomfort, fried stuff, tubers, carbonated drinks, eating or drinking very quickly tend to cause you to belch loudly. It’s quite embarrassing when you have to belch in a public place. Sometimes a full stomach forces you to belch, to relieve you of the discomfort. Avoid eating a complete meal before sleep. Cut down on carbonated beverages, milk products and potatoes. Exercise to help tone your stomach muscles. Don’t wear tight fitting clothes that might cause abdominal discomfort.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

How to improve sleep?

Sometimes changing a pillow and using one with a slight indent in the middle can improve sleep. Giving a two hour break between meal and sleep is necessary. Avoid fried stuff, tubers or excess oil that cause burps after your meals. It’s best to relax with family for 10 to 15 minutes before sleep. Sprinkling lavender water on your pillow cover leads to a relaxed sleep, show studies. A few walnuts after meals are supposed to induce sleep. Regular sleep times induce a good habit.

Friday, January 15, 2010

How to Spot Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children?

This is every Parent's Guide to preventing sexual abuse in children. Learn the tell tale signs of sexual abuse and the art of preventing it.

Listen to your child’s cries. Look for signs of sexual abuse. Prevent by making the child aware of sexual abuse.

Would you believe that the chances of your child being sexually abused is as high as 90%? And the terrible thing about it is …….. a trusted relative, a long-time friend or respected neighbor will be the perpetrator. Children are so vulnerable to abuse in our society where tradition demands utmost respect for elders. Grown-ups take advantage of this and even threaten a child to make it succumb. Since children can hardly understand the feelings that go with abuse, they are at a loss to explain to parents the incident. Shame, guilt and fear of being reprimanded force the child into agonizing silence, more often leaving an indelible psychological scar for life.

What’s it really?
Sexual abuse can be verbal, visual, physical or emotional. Fondling and touching the private parts is just one bit. Exposing the child to the adult’s private parts, showing revealing pictures or playing adult films in the company of child. Undressing, fondling on the pretext of giving a bath to the child, or even worse getting the child to do things on the adult, are other forms. Older children sometimes indulge in sexual play in the pretext of role-playing as parents.

What dares them to do it?
. Child’s trust in them
. Child’s inadequacy in understanding what’s happening
. Pliability of children
. Children easily succumb to threats
. Parents generally admonish children who may be attempting to say something against an elder
. Confident of not being confronted by a victim’s parent.

Signs of sexual abuse
It is unlikely that a young victim can articulate a sexual exploit. Hence, it’s the parents who must look for signals of distress and abnormal behaviour. Physical tell tale signs are rare. Therefore, an adult has to look for behavioral changes.
. fear or dislike of certain adults
. refusal to go to some people’s home
. sudden drop in scores at school
. general disinterest
. withdrawing from playing with other children
. unusual disobedience
. display of unseen aggression
. interrupted sleeping patterns
. health problems
. odd behaviour in the presence of certain adults
. low self-esteem
. depression
. using ‘sexual language’ that doesn’t go with the respective age
. indulging in sexual play-acts with other children
. undressing or posing nude in front of playmates
. displaying interest when parents change

Listen to the child’s cry
When your child reports an ‘accident,’ never admonish the child straightaway. Encourage the child to express the details. Reassure the child that everything is all right. Assuage his/her feelings to avoid shame or guilt overcoming the child. Assure the child that you’ll warn the offender and see to it that isn’t repeated. Do not discuss the ‘incident’ before others, and help the child to get over it. Commend the child for its honesty and prompt reporting. Remember, the child looks up at you as the protector. And you must act like one.

How to Prevent Sexual abuse of your Child?
Parents can’t always be there when things happen. But, certainly, they can train children to identify and repel probable offenders.
Tell children that certain parts of the body are private and they are not to be touched by anyone.
Ask children to report any ‘advances’ made by adults, however close they may be to the child or you.
Always keep an eye on children when they play with adults or older children.
Teach children to warn adults who misbehave – “I will report this to mom (or dad).
Teach children that dressing and undressing should only be done at home either alone or in the company of parents.
Tell children that they must never do what they dislike. And speak up for things.
Talk to children generally about whom they like and dislike. This will throw up signals, if at all there’s any.

Gosh! My child has been……………. Tell the child that it wasn’t his/her fault at all. Keep out feelings of shame or guilt.
. Comfort the child and encourage it to spell out the incident in detail
. Confront the individual in the presence of the child (tactfully, though)
. Never let the offender ever get close to your child
. Don’t panic or overreact
. Avoid talking about the incident even to others in the family
. Warn the offender if necessary even threaten to take-up issue with the offender’s family
. If child shows abnormal behavioral pattern even after a few weeks, then consult a child psychiatrist

Warning: Don’t brush aside complaints from your child
Believe the child, you’re the only one it trusts
Always remember children don’t have a motive in saying things. So there’s every reason he’s telling the truth.

Is your child being sexually abused?
1. Attend to your child when she displays erratic behaviour
2. Trust the child when she complains
3. Handle it tactfully if you see him posing nude or ‘examining’ a playmate
4. Encourage children to express their feelings.
5. Reassure the child that she’s safe with you.

1. Take her to a place where she’s refusing to go.
2. Let a perpetrator get away.
3. Panic.
4. Brush aside your child’s complaints
5. Forget to commend the child for its honesty.

How to stop constipation?

Constipation may be due to lack of fibre foods or water. Many a time certain foods like bread or rotis can cause this in some individuals. Identify and avoid them. Stress can also cause constipation. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day, eat plenty of fibrous food and exercise a few minutes. Chew your food well and eat at regular times. Take laxatives only under directions from a doctor. If it persists a thorough examination is recommended.

How a hug a day reduce stress levels?

Studies have shown that hugs give a nice feeling that lasts all day. What happens when you hug is that you’re reassured that you are safe and secure in this world. The feeling that there’s someone who stands by you and loves you for what you are energizes the system and motivates you. The joy of finding support in times of stress is a great stress reliever. Hug your partner every day and see the benefits of better stress control. Do it now.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Don't Give Up Quotes to Motivate you everyday

You should never give up hope. For all you know you may just be reaching your goal anytime. Read these don't give quotes and get inspired everyday.

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
Sidney Sheldon

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Japanese Proverb

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Dale Carnegie

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Jane Adams

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Never Give Up Motivational Quotes - I

Don't give up because you may just be near the winning post. Pearls of motivational sayings from wise men who have won the hard way.

General George S Patton

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

The man who wins may have been counted out several times,but he didn’t hear the referee.Never quit or give up….never…..never give up.
H.E. Janson

I’m proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up.
Orel Herhiser

It matters if you just don’t give up.
Stephen Hawking

Over the last several years, there have been ups and downs, but I have no regrets… I will always be an entrepreneur, as I am having the roller coaster ride of my life!
Prakash Somasundram, Founder, Yolk

I am confident. I never give up.
Arantxa Vicario, Spanish Tennis player

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent
Marilyn vos Savant

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
Winston Churchill

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Dr. Robert Anthony

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth