This tutorial is a guide on how to manually disable the autorun in your Windows XP Operating System. Autorun is the common default were viruses reside in your system. And it makes your system to run slowly and sometimes it will hang. This is one way on how to disable it.


1. go to "RUN"

2. type "GPEDIT.MSC"

3. go "COMPUTER CONFIGURATION"

4. browse "ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES"

5. double click "SYSTEM"

6. find "TURN OFF AUTOPLAY" then double click

7. enable -> all drives -> apply and ok

8. go "USER CONFIGURATION"

9. browse "ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES"

10. double click "SYSTEM"

11. find "TURN OFF AUTOPLAY" then double click

12. enable -> all drives -> apply and ok

I hope it will help a lot specially to those persons who encounter those viruses problem.

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  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel Icon
  • Click System Icon
  • Once you are in the System, choose Advanced tab
  • In the Performance Area > Click Settings button
  • In Visual Effects tab "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the Desktop"
  • Then Click the OK button then click the OK button again


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I've got this good information from my friend about this great vegetable which can be found in the Philippines which is helpful for a person having a Diabetes and High in sugar. This is the email of my friend to me.

Last month, while watching a TV program, I learned of a treatment for High Blood Sugar (Diabetes). Since I am diabetic, I tried it and my Sugar is in control now. In fact, I have already reduced my medicines. Take two pieces of Lady Finger (Bhindi) and cut both ends of each piece. Furthermore, put a small cut in the middle and put these two pieces in a glass of water.Cover the glass and keep it at room temperature during night.

Early morning, before breakfast simply remove the two pieces of lady finger (bhindi) from the glass and drink that water. Keep doing it on a daily basis.Within two weeks, you will see remarkable results in the reduction of your SUGAR. My sister has gotten rid of her diabetes. She was on Insulin for a few years, but after taking the lady fingers every morning for a few months,she has stopped the Insulin but continues to take the lady fingers every day.

She chops the lady fingers into fine pieces at night, adds the water and drinks it all up the next morning.Please try it for it will not do you any harm. You have to keep taking it for a few months before you see results, as most cases might be chronic.

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Hello to my precious reader! upon surfing the net, I luckily found this interesting website about health and I would like to share it to you guys hoping that it will help a you lot.

Did you know that almost all "ideal body weight" websites use obsolete formulas or tables created in 1979 or earlier.On this page, learn what people just like you think about their ideal weight. Then set your own diet goal somewhere between a medically-recommended weight and a weight that your peers would hope for.

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MANILA, Philippines—A friendly dare over three bottles of beer cost Manny Pacquiao a million dollars early Friday morning. Those beers could also make him at least $12 million richer.

Again showing how deeply he values friendship, Pacquiao finally relented to fight Ricky Hatton after trusted confidant Rex “Wakee” Salud, a non-drinker, accepted his dare to gulp down the beers during an informal meeting of Pacquiao’s inner circle at the Shangri-La in Makati.

Just like that and Pacquiao “threw away” his demand for a guaranteed purse of $13 million, and accepted a 52-48 percent revenue sharing in his favor to do battle with the British ring icon at 140 pounds (junior welterweight) on May 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The world is looking forward to it, so the fight is on,” Pacquiao said on local radio. “I have spoken to Bob Arum,” he added, referring to the top honcho of Top Rank Inc. which promotes Pacquiao’s fights.

The development, which came a day after Pacquiao-Hatton was declared “off” when the world’s acknowledged best pound-for-pound boxer refused to sign the fight contract, elated Arum no end. According to Salud, the 76-year-old Arum was even contemplating on flying to Manila on Tuesday for the fight contract to be signed and sealed. But Pacquiao has spared him the trouble.

“Manny has assured me he’s signed the contract, that he’s announcing to the Philippines press that he’s signed it, and that everything’s done,” Arum told The Los Angeles Times Thursday night.

A report by American journalist Brad Cooney also affirmed that Arum had informed his counterpart, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, and celebrated trainer Freddie Roach of Pacquiao’s sudden change of mind.

Roach and Pacquiao intend to start training camp on March 1 at Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.The original proposition for the Pacquiao-Hatton fight was a 50-50 revenue split. But Team Pacquiao, citing the Filipino’s universal appeal and his lopsided eight-round stoppage of Oscar De La Hoya on Dec. 6, balked and asked for a 60-40 division. The Hatton camp, pointing out that Britons generated around $20 million for Hatton’s losing effort against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in December, 2007, haggled for 52-48. Team Pacquiao asked for 55-45.

Salud, who for the past few days has been trying to convince Pacquiao to accept the $12-million guarantee and 52-48 division, was so ecstatic he was unable to sleep Friday. “It would be hard to get that kind of deal against any other fighter,” Salud said. Pacquiao’s fight against Hatton, most likely to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is expected to earn more money than his “Dream Match” against De La Hoya.

In fighting De La Hoya, Pacquiao was guaranteed $11 million and settled for a 62-38 revenue split in De La Hoya’s favor. Now, it’s Pacquiao’s turn to grab the bounty. Before Pacquiao confirmed the fight with Hatton was on, an Agence France-Presse report portrayed him as in combative mood.

“I want to fight Ricky Hatton if the terms are right and fair,” Pacquiao said. “Modesty aside, I did not become the best pound-for-pound fighter by fighting patsies on my way to the top.“I beat Oscar De La Hoya when he said he was still on top of his game.

I proved I can fight at any weight level and I won two different titles in two different divisions, also, last year. Now I say to Ricky Hatton, king of the 140-pound division, ‘Let’s get it on,’ without the middlemen... Now I say we fight.”

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1. Do it for yourself. The motivation to lose weight and keep it off has to come from within you. If you're relying on gimmicky diets, you may still be hoping for some magical solution outside yourself.

2. Think 10 per cent. People who focus on losing just 10 per cent of their weight may have the best chance of long-term success. And dropping those first pounds produces the biggest health gains like decreased blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol and lower blood sugar, to name a few.

3. Take it one pound at a time. Crash weight loss programs rarely work. Even if you're able to stick with the severe calorie deprivation or the extreme energy output required, such quick-fix regimens leave you totally unprepared for the moderate but permanent changes needed to sustain the loss. Experts recommend that you strive to drop no more than half to one kilo a week while working to develop eating and activity habits that you can maintain for a lifetime.

4. Weigh in weekly. Evidence from several studies indicates that people who maintain weight loss hop on the scale at least once a week.

5. Get support. Finding a buddy to cheer you along will make the weight loss effort that much easier.

6. Expect to slip. Most people believe that you've got to do it all or it isn't worth doing. But that's not true. If you can't exercise the equivalent of walking 30 miles a week, it doesn't mean you shouldn't exercise at all. Make a start. Do what you can do. Something is always better than nothing.

7. Ease in. Just because you're suddenly burning to lose weight doesn't mean you should immediately plunge into full-throttle workouts. That's prescription for agony, injury and failure. And there's no rush. After all, if you want the weight loss to last, you'll be exercising for the rest of your life.

8. Make it fun. If you don't enjoy your workouts, you probably won't stick with them. For example, you could go dancing, play badminton, or take up a hobby that keeps you moving, like biking, hiking, or gardening.

9. Break it up. You don't have to do all your exercise in one long session. You'd burn just as many calories, and get nearly the same health benefits, by squeezing several shorter bursts of activity into your day.

10. Blend it in. You can exercise practically anytime, anywhere, without any special clothes or equipment. For example, deliberately park your car in the farthest corner of the parking lot, get off the bus one stop short of your destination, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or attack your housework vigorously. Counting up your minutes or mileage at the end of the day can provide an encouraging reward.

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1. Move More
Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in small increments of time. It doesn't have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or tai chi or kickboxing. But that's great when you're up to it. Meanwhile, move more. Thought for the day: Cha, Cha, Cha…. Then do it!

2. Cut Fat
Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage). Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten in limited amounts. Most are available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter, fat free cheeses and mayonnaise. Thought for the day: Lean, mean, fat-burning machine…. Then be one!

3. Quit Smoking
The jury is definitely in on this verdict. Ever since 1960 when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to your health, Americans have been reducing their use of tobacco products that kill. Just recently, we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescents and teens. Could it be the Hollywood influence? It seems the stars in every movie of late smoke cigarettes. Beware. Warn your children of the false romance or 'tough guy' stance of Hollywood smokers. Thought for the day: Give up just one cigarette…. the next one.

4. Reduce Stress
Easier said than done, stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible. Thought for the day: When seeing red, think pink clouds then float on them.

5. Protect Yourself from Pollution
If you can't live in a smog-free environment, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good. Plant lots of shrubbery in your yard. It's a good pollution and dirt from the street deterrent. Thought for the day: 'Smoke gets in your eyes and your mouth, and your nose and your lungs as do pollutants. hum the tune daily.

6. Wear Your Seat Belt
Statistics show that seat belts add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in car crashes. Thought for the day: Buckle down and buckle up.

7. Floss Your Teeth
Recent studies make a direct connection between longevity and teeth flossing. Nobody knows exactly why. Perhaps it's because people who floss tend to be more health conscious than people who don't? Thought for the day: Floss and be your body's boss.

8. Avoid Excessive Drinking
While recent studies show a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, more than that can cause other health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer. Thought for the day: A jug of wine should last a long time.

9. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook
There's a definitive connection between living well and healthfully and having a cheerful outlook on life. Thought for the day: You can't be unhappy when you're smiling or singing.

10. Choose Your Parents Well
The link between genetics and health is a powerful one. But just because one or both of your parents died young in ill health doesn't mean you cannot counteract the genetic pool handed you. Thought for the day: Follow these basic tips for healthy living and you can better control your own destiny.

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When you eat, just eat. Don't read, watch TV or do your bills.

Limit eating to one room in the house. Establish a rule to have all your meals there, even snacks!

Make dinnertime special. Dim the lights, use pretty place mats and china, and arrange some fresh flowers for the table.

Start with a meal with a bowl of hearty, low-calorie soup. You probably won't want to eat as much during the rest of the meal.

Try not to eat when you're stressed. Do some deep breathing to relax, or sip a cup of hot herbal tea to feel calmer and more in control.

Don't leave serving dishes on the table. Who needs to be tempted?

Practice portion control. Measure out one reasonably sized helping at a time. Before you automatically go for seconds, ask yourself if you're really still hungry.

Eat complex carbohydrates (like vegetables and whole grains) first. You may as well fill up on healthy fare.

Savor each and every bite. You'll probably get more satisfaction from what you eat, which means you'll be less likely to overdo it.

Remember this rule: It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you're full. So eat slowly in order to avoid outpacing your body's internal control mechanisms.

Clear the table as soon as you're finished. This will keep you from sitting around and picking when you're no longer hungry.

Ask someone else to clean up. Otherwise you may find yourself standing in the kitchen and absentmindedly noshing on the leftovers. Before you know it, you can easily consume the caloric equivalent of another entire meal.

Get out of the house when dinner's over. There's a good chance you'll feel refreshed and ready for a nice evening after you return.

Plan your meals. If you wait until you're already hungry to start thinking about lunch or dinner, you may take the easy way out and just grab whatever around.

Don't focus on what you can't eat. There are lots of yummy light foods you can have practically anytime you want.

Think of healthful food as energy food. Notice the lift that good-for-you foods deliver. Remember that eating them makes you strong.

Live one meal at a time. The idea that you must change how you eat for a lifetime can be overwhelming.

Store high-cal foods in opaque containers. If you can't see the cookies, you'll be much less tempted to have one--or two, or three...

Keep healthy snacks within reach. Put out bowls of luscious fresh fruit, and take time in the evening to cut up a bunch of veggies for a quick nibble the next day.

Shop like a European, and buy fresh food you'll eat right away. Avoid purchasing items "for later". Keep all extra edibles out of reach in an inaccessible place.

Give away what you don't want to eat. Just because you love to prepare delicious goodies doesn't mean you have to keep them. Try baking for a busy neighbor's kids or for an elderly relative.

Don't munch in the car. You can scarf down 1,000 calories while carpooling.

Use cheeses and meats as condiments. Instead of regarding these high-fat, high-cal foods as the focus of your meal, have them on the side. Healthful whole grains and other complex carbs like legumes and veggies should occupy your plate.

Avoid skipping meals, which may make you prone to reach for fatty and sugary foods later. Also, going without food for too long can slow your metabolism.

Limit caffeine intake. A few strong cups of coffee might get you off to a fast start, but you may crash later and feel moody--which can result in a desire to indulge.

Over the weekend, make a list of five healthful breakfasts. Check your list during the week when you're rushed.

Brush your teeth and floss after you eat. When your mouth feels fresh, you want to keep it that way.

Whatever you do, remember breakfast. One thing lots of overweight people have in common is going without a morning meal. A good breakfast can help you control your appetite for the rest of the day and get your metabolism humming.

Try getting up ten or 15 minutes earlier. You probably won't miss the sleep, and this way you'll have time to try out one of those good breakfasts on your list.

Beware of drinks with lots of calories. That includes the 20-ounce softdrinks as well as alcoholic beverages.

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I would like to share this to you guys the Healthy Juices Combo, a healthy tips i've got from my friend. This thing need a blender, I hope you guys had a blender in your home to do this. It depends upon your taste and I don't know many fruits to mix with. Don't add sugar, just add sweetened fruits instead.

Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.

Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and eliminate stomach upset and headache.

Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and eliminate bad breath.

Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.

Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.

Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion.

Pear & Banana - Regulates sugar content.

Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .

Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and str engthen body immunity.

Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation

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To all blogger out there who love to write a long article,this tweak is very helpful. You can display a short paragraph of your article at the beginning of each post a your teaser. Instead of showing your entire post on the front page of your blog. Then when your visitor want to read the rest of your post, they can click a "Read More" or "Read Full Article" link to seeyour full post.These is very useful if you have lots of long articles posted all in one page.










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Birth control is a great way to control a country's population and a good family planning to raise a child. To undergo a birth control method you must follow these simple steps.

Step1: Birth Control at Convenience Stores.

You can easily find condoms, creams and other similar types of birth control at convenience stores such as Walgreens or Walmart.

Step2: Birth Control from Your Primary Physician.

If you're over 18 years of age and are female, you should be seeing your gynecologist at least once every 1-2 years. While you're in their office, let them know you are interested in birth control and they can administer that for you while you're in their office or they can write a prescription that can be filled at a local pharmacy.

Step3: Birth Control from Planned Parenthood.

Visit your local Planned Parenthood Center and one of their staff members will assist you in finding the right birth control for your needs. They will also be able to get you the emergency contraceptive pill if you need it.

Step4: Birth Control by Abstinence.

Of course if you don't have sex at all, that is a form of birth control as well.

The steps above are the ways of having a birth control, but it's up to you on how many child you want to raise. But it's a good practice to have a birth control.

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Having good sexual health does not mean that you have to remain completely abstinent from sex altogether. What it does mean is that you have to be careful, take precautions and most importantly take care of your body, since it’s the only one you have. Here are some easy ways to maintain good sexual health.

Step1

Always make sure you have protection with you. The one biggest mistake anybody can make when it comes to good sexual health is by not always carrying protection with them. If you do always carry protection with you, then you never have to worry if a spur of the moment intimacy occurs. 

Step2

Get tested and have a check-up regularly. The best way to maintain good sexual health is by frequently getting tested for STD’s and by following your doctor’s recommended annual physical plan. 

Step3

Get to know somebody before becoming intimate with them. By having sex with a stranger, you are essentially also having sex with anybody they have ever been with prior to you. You really should get to know them first, their habits and their sexual habits before sharing intimacy with them and putting yourself at risk. 

Step4

If you think you may have contracted something, see a doctor right away. Often time’s people will deny that they may have gotten infected with an STD, putting it out of their minds and ignoring the issue. If you think that there is even the smallest chance you have contracted a sexually transmitted disease, see a doctor and get tested right away.
It's a good way to have a healthy sexual life.

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Do's

To prevent/treat back pains be sure to strech your hamstrings. You can do this by sitting in a long sitting position or by sitting with both knees extended. Try to gently touch your toes but be sure to do it gently. If You can't reach it then dont! Do this everyday for a week for five to ten minutes.

Dont's

If your back pain comes with a radiating pain down to the hip, knee & toes, this exercise is not for you. If you experience this kind of problem be sure to go to your Ortho Doctor, Rehab Doctor or Physical Therapist to check you up.

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The body needs to be working as efficiently as possible to lose weight fast; as if your body organs are working at maximum efficiency you will shed weight quicker. Logical but not many people think about this when dieting.

Eat cherries and strawberries, these foods are rich in ellagic acid a nutrient that helps mop up free radicals and help combat pollutants such as alcohol and as a by product they boost brain power. You can also add raspberries an alternative to the above 2 choices.

Eat Grapes, these are rich in flavinols, which help your arteries work to their maximum and make blood run smoothly and quickly around the body.

Eat citrus fruits such as berries, these foods are rich in vitamins C & E, which will help cleanse and detoxify the liver making it work more efficiently.

Prunes & Fibre, eat prunes as they will naturally cleanse the colon stimulating the gut and help expel waste quicker, you should also up your intake of fibre as well to cleanse the colon further.

Apricots, if you're a smoker this food is particularly useful, apricots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C which helps repair smoke damage to the lungs.

Cranberries or juice, contains proanthocyanidin which are antitoxants that will help cleanse and flush out the kidneys. You can also add a couple of supplements if you wish top the above list to help detoxify further. Alfalfa and milk thistle are good choices. The first acts as a general cleanser and the second as a cleanser for the liver.

Your organ will be working more efficiently with above foods and this will help you get rid of weight faster as your kidneys and liver in particular will work more smoothly.


Five Easy Weight Loss Steps

Drink Iced Water, two litres a day minimum. Water has to be iced as the body will burn 100 calories just heating the water to normal body temperature. Also hunger pangs are very often thirst pangs, so this will help you stop over eating. Add lemon to flavour if you wish and gain the added benefit of cleansing your liver at the same time.

Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush waste quicker. When you don’t drink enough water the liver needs to help the kidneys perform this function. When the liver has to help the kidneys its normal function of providing stored fat for energy is slowed down.

Green tea, drink 5 cups a day. Research shows this can burn a massive 80 calories a day! It is believed the antioxidant catechins in green tea boost the metabolism and help burn fat.

Chilli sauce & mustard, these foods increase your calorie burning capacity by between 5 – 10% for up to 2 hours after eating. This is because they contain capsaicin which speeds the metabolism, so if you enjoy hot food your in luck!

Low fat diary foods, can increase fat burning in the abdominal area. Why? Because these foods are rich in calcium which encourages the release of fat from fat cells and also reduces the amount of fat absorbed.

Eat Fibre, eating fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel as stated above and makes you feel full.

The average person can lose 9-10 pounds in one year just from doubling their fiber intake aim for 25grams per day ( the average for most adults is just 8grams ) fiber rich foods include strawberries, apples, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes ( with skins ) and brown rice.

The above tips should be incorporated into a sensible diet and they will enhance it and help you lose weight fast.

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Not all visitors to you blog like Blogger and Wordpress or whatever that blog is, will be able to familiar with this RSS Feeds or how they work. But there are some visitors that is familiar with it, and they just don't want to mess it out with using a Feed Reader. RSS Feed is not the only option, way or method to subscribe a Feed. Email subscription is the other great way or method of service to offer to your beloved site visitors.

But before you can do it, you'll need an email subscription service that will send out the emails for you. I greatly recommend to you the Feedburner, this services is the most popular feed reader today. Check out my email subscription link on the top part of the side bar of this blog to see how it works and how it looks.

First of all, you'll need to setup or create a Feedburner Feed account if you don't have one. Create Feedburner account, if you don't have. Then follow these instructions to do so.
  • Log-in to your Feedburner account
  • Once you're logging in, click My Feeds link in the upper-left corner then select your feed from the list.
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  • Click Email Subscriptions link on the left side.
  • Make it sure it is Activated, if not then you must enable it to activate.
  • Choose what type of Subscription you want to prepare, its either Subscription Form or Subscription Link, it's up to you to decide which one.
  • Copy the HTML code of the Subscription type you choose.
  • Log-in to your blog.
  • If your blog is Wordpress, then go to the Design section (a.k.a Presentation or Themes, it depends what version is Wordpress)
  • If your blog is Blogger, then go to Layout section and then in your sidebar navigation click Add Element to add a new widget.
  • Choose Javascript/HTML in the selection menu of widgets and then paste the HTML code then save it.
  • If your blog is Wordpress and If you’re not using widgets, you’ll need to have basic knowledge of HTML. First click the “Theme Editor” sub-tab, and select “Sidebar” from the list. Usually sidebar modules go between tags; some other themes use. Paste the code in your sidebar between the appropriate set of tags in the location you want, click Save, and you’re done!
  • If your blog is Blogger and you don't feel to use a widget, you need also a basic knowledge of HTML.
  • Click Layout link then click Edit HTML then check the check box beside the Expand Widget Templates to expand the code.
  • Then find these piece of code
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  • Click the Preview button to preview the result before you save it. If your satisfied with the result, then save it.

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Apple Itunes

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iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application, introduced by Apple Inc. on January 9, 2001, at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. iTunes is free application for Mac and PC, that allows the user to manage the audio files of an Apple iPod portable audio player. Pictures, games, videos and movies or even applications to Apple iPhone and videos and movies to Apple TV. through a PC.



Users can organize their music into playlists within one or more libraries, edit file information, record Compact Discs, copy files to a digital audio player, purchase music and videos through its built-in music store, download free podcasts, back up songs onto a CD or DVD, run a visualizer to display graphical effects in time to the music, and encode music into a number of different audio formats. There is also a large selection of free internet radio stations to listen to.

Official iTunes Logo

iTunes has a capability to connect to the iTunes Store via the Internet to purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, applications, iPod games, audiobooks, various podcasts, feature length films and movie rentals (not available in all countries), and ringtones (available only in the USA) for iPhones. It is also used to download applications for the iPhone and iPod touch as long as they are running the 2.X firmware.

iTunes is available as a free download for Mac OS X, Windows XP and Vista, through Apple's website. It is also bundled with all Macs computers and some HP and DELL computers.


Latest Release:

iTunes version 8.0.2

It has Genius Playlists, a brilliant way to create perfect playlist's. A Genius Sidebar, while you reacquaint yourself with the music you already own, let Genius introduce you to new music you’ll love. A Grid View, you can select albums in Grid View and iTunes 8 displays your entire music library using cover art. Select Artists, Genres, or Composers and iTunes automatically creates groups of albums based on your selection.

A HD TV shows, purchase select episodes of your favorite TV shows in high definition for just $2.99. Enhanced Accessibility, iTunes 8 is now screen reader friendly on both Mac and PC. and New Visualizer, Turn on the new Visualizer and lose yourself in a 3D-scape of spheres, ribbons, and lights that pulsate to the beat and tempo of the song you’re playing.

Windows System Requirements, Hardware and Software:
  • A PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor.
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater.
  • Playing videos purchased on the iTunes Store requires an Intel Pentium D or faster processor.
  • Playing HD-quality videos purchased on the iTunes Store requires a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor.
  • 512MB of RAM; 1GB is required to play HD-quality videos.
  • A DirectX 9.0-compatible video card with 32MB of video RAM; 64MB recommended
  • A QuickTime-compatible audio card.
  • A broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes Store.
  • An iTunes-compatible CD or DVD recorder to create audio CDs, MP3 CDs, or back-up CDs or DVDs.
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or 32-bit editions of Windows Vista.
  • 64-bit editions of Windows Vista or later require the iTunes 8 64-bit installer.
  • QuickTime 7.5.5 or later is required (included).
  • 200MB of available disk space.
  • Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.0 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility.

Macintosh
System Requirements, Hardware and Software:
  • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, G4, or G3 processor.
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater.
  • Playing videos purchased on the iTunes Store requires a Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or 1.0GHz PowerPC G4 or faster processor.
  • Playing HD-quality videos purchased on the iTunes Store requires a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor.
  • 512MB of RAM; 1GB is required to play HD-quality videos.
  • Playing videos also requires at least 16MB of video RAM.
  • A broadband Internet connection is required to use the iTunes Store.
  • Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later.
  • QuickTime 7.5.5 or later.
  • 200MB of available disk space.

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As we probably heard, Apple has finally officially launched online stores for the rest of the world, with the Philippines included. This is a major milestone in the history of Apple in the Philippines.

Here's an excerpt of the email of one of the Apple representative.

We are excited to bring shopping on the Apple Online Store to the Philippines where customers can now choose from our complete line of Macs and iPods and a wide array of accessories. The Apple Online Store offers unprecedented options for customizing your Mac as well as personalized iPod engraving. This festive season, through the Apple Online Store, (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition iPod models are now available for the first time in the Philippines.
The advantages of ordering from the Apple online store directly are the following:
  • Free shipping for items over P3,000
  • Free iPod engraving
  • Availability of Signature Gift Box for iPods
  • Build-to-order Macs
  • All prices are tax inclusive
As a special commemorative item, Apple will be giving away a free t-shirt as part of every order, while supplies last.


All Apple products are available at the digital hub, digital walker or any official apple reseller store in the Philippines.

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Speaking Notepad

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Speaking Notepad is handy text editor that has a powerful capability of text to speech. It can read your TXT, RTF, DOC, HTML and PDF type of documents. It has also a SAP14 and SAP15 high quality voices compliant, you can also choose one of dozens of different voices.


You can change voice speed and pitch according to your like in just one mouse click, it has a powerful bookmark system, type and read functionality, large number of visual styles, it has also a smart spell checker and efficient work with hot keys. You can also record the speech into a WAV, MP3 and WMA sound files extensions and the best is, it is a user friendly and a handy interface.

DL links:

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Blog catalog is one of the many popular social blogging community, this is more than just a social community for bloggers. They are one of the largest blog directories on the internet today. You can search blogs, promote your own blog, and get connected with the other bloggers.



In Blog Catalog you can meet new friends from the different places on earth, attract blog readers to read your articles. Participate in groups dicussion and you can ask for a link exchange from a different bloggers. Also, you can learn more tips, techniques and latest tools used about blogging. You can choose different widgets style and post it in your site. Blog Catalog is a one way to have your site get more exposure to the millions of readers out there.

Blog Catalog is a community of friendship, love, fun and excitement. Blog Catalog is not just for you but for everybody.

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Have a thorough eye examination. While everyone should have their eyes checked once a year, annual eye exams are especially important for computer users.

Follow the "20/20 rule." Keep your face at least 20 inches from the screen and pause every 20 minutes or so to look around the room, so your eyes can focus on distant objects. Regular eye exercise helps prevent eye strain.

Place all materials you are working with at the same distance as the screen. This reduces strain of your eyes and neck.

Make sure you have a glare screen, which should block glare without making the characters on the monitor appear fuzzy. Also if possible, move or adjust the computer screen to avoid reflections from windows or indoor lights.

Sit on a stable, comfortable, adjustable chair. If it is possible to put the keyboard a few inches below the desktop, for example, with an adjustable table, or by using a center drawer of a desk for a pullout keyboard rest, do so. This will keep your arms at a more comfortable angle.

Place computer monitor at a 35-degree angle below your eyes. This reduces incidence of Dry Eye.

Use preservative-free artificial tears intermittently when on the computer if your eyes get red and irritated. Much of computer fatigue is caused by Dry Eye.

Finally, take periodic breaks from the computer during the day, walk around and do some non-computer tasks for about 15 minutes every two or three hours.

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Instant Noodles
Make sure you break for at least 3 days after one session of instant noodles before you eat your next packet, Please read the info shared to me by my friend family doctor. My family friend stopped eating instant noodles more than 5 years ago after hearing about the wax coating the noodles - the wax is not just in the Styrofoam containers but it coats the noodles. This is why the instant noodles do not stick to each other when cooking.

If one were to examine the ordinary Chinese yellow noodles in the market, one will notice that, in their uncooked state the noodles are oily. This layer of oil prevents the noodles from sticking together. Wanton noodles in their uncooked state have been dusted with flour to prevent them sticking together. When the hawker cooks the noodles, notice he cooks them in hot water and then rinses them in cold water before cooking them in hot water again. This process is repeated several times before the noodles are ready to be served. The cooking and rinsing process prevents noodles from sticking together.

The hawker then "lowers the noodles in oil and sauce to prevent the noodles from sticking if they are to be served dry. Cooking instructions for spaghetti require oil or butter to be added in the water when boiling the spaghetti to prevent the pasta from sticking together. Otherwise, one gets a big clump of spaghetti!

There was an SBC (now TCS) actor some years ago, who at a busy time of his career had no time to cook, resorted to eating instant noodles everyday. He got cancer later on. His doctor told him about the wax in instant noodles. The doctor told him that our body will need up to 2 days to clear the wax. There was also an SIA steward who after moving out from his mother's house into his own house, did not cook but ate instant noodles almost every meal. He had cancer, and has since died from it.

Nowadays the instant noodles are referred as " cancer noodles ".

Satay Lovers (Barbecue)
If you all eat Satay, don't ever forget to eat the cucumber, because eating Satay together with carbon after barbecue can cause cancer. But we have a cure for that, cucumber should be eaten after we eat the Satay because Satay has carcinogen (a cancer causing element) but cucumber is anti-carcinogenic. So don't forget to eat the cucumber the next time you have Satay.

Shrimps/Prawns or Sugpo in Filipino term & Vitamin C
DO NOT eat shrimp/prawn if you have just taken VITAMIN C pills, this will cause you to DIE in ARSENIC (As) toxication within HOURS.

Porks
Try this and see whether the pork you bought has worms. There goes with your "Bak Kut Teh" for those who love it. Most men love to eat this so watch out before it's too late. If you pours Coke (yes, the soda) on a slab of pork, wait a little while, you will SEE WORMS crawl out of it. A message from the Health Corporation of Singapore about the bad effects of pork consumption. Pig's bodies contain many toxins, worm and latent deseases.

Although some of these infestations are harbored in other animals, modern veterinarians say that pigs are far more predisposed to these illnesses than other animals. This could be because pigs like to scavenge and will eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, rotting carcasses, excreta including their own, garbage, and other pigs. INFLUENZA (flu) is one of the most famous illnesses which pigs share with humans. This illness is harbored in the lungs of pigs during the summer months and tends to affect pigs and human in the cooler months.

Sausage contains bits of pigs' lungs, so those who eat pork sausage tend to suffer more during Epidemics of Influenza. Pig meat contains excessive quantities of Histamine and Imidazole compounds, which can lead to Itching and Inflammation; growth hormone which promotes inflammation and growth, sulfpur containing mesenchymal mucus which leads to swelling and deposits of MUCUS in tendons and cartilage, resulting in Atrithis, Rheumatism, etc. Sulphur helps cause FIRM human tendons and ligaments to be replaced by the pig's soft mesenchymal tissues, and degeneration of human cartilage.

Eating pork can also lead to GALLSTONES and OBESITY, probably due to its High Cholesterol and saturated fat content. The pig is the main carrier of the TAENIE SOLIUM WORM, which is found in its flesh. These tapeworms are found in human intestines with greater frequency in nations where pigs are eaten. This type of tapeworm can pass through the intestines and affect many other organs, and is incurable once it reaches beyond a certain stage. One in six people in the US and Canada has RICHINOSIS from eating trichina worms, which are found in pork.

Many people have NO SYMPTOMS to warm them of this, and when they do, they resemble symptoms of many other illnesses. These worms are NOT noticed during meat inspections.

Shampoo
Cancer-causing substance in shampoos. Go home and check your shampoo. Change before it's too late... Check the ingredients listed on your shampoo bottle, and see they have a substance by the name of Sodium Laureth Sulfate, or simply SLS. This substance is found in most shampoos; manufacturers use it because it produces a lot of foam and it is cheap. BUT the fact is, SLS is used to scrub garage floors, and it is very strong!!! It is also proven that it can cause cancer in the long run, and this is no joke. Shampoos that contains SLS: Vo5, Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, L'Oreal, the new Hemp Shampoo from Body Shop etc. contain this substance.

The first ingredient listed (which means it is the single most prevalent ingredient) in Clairol's Herbal Essences is Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Therefore, I called one company, and I told them their product contains a substance that will cause people to have cancer. They said, Yeah we knew about it but there is nothing we can do about it because we need that substance to produce foam. By the way Colgate toothpaste also contains the same substance to produce the "bubbles". They said they are going to send me some information.

Research has shown that in the 1980s, the chance of getting cancer is 1 out of 8000 and now, in the 1990s, the chances of getting cancer is 1 out of 3, which is very serious.. Therefore, I hope that you will take this seriously and pass this on to all the people you know, and hopefully, we can stop "giving" ourselves cancer-causing agents.

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Stress is subjective. Different people react differently to stressful experiences. Although the events that cause stress are subjective, what happens inside your body when you are under stress follows a fixed pattern which can be objectively measured. When the body registers that you are stressed, the hypothalamus ( a tiny section of the brain) engages in a feedback loop with the pituitary gland. An incredible relay system of hormones is produced. The body produces catecholamines or 'stress hormones'. Produced by the adrenal glands, these hormones are known as epinephrine, or adrenaline. Their job is to orchestrate the body's reaction to stress.

Symptoms of stress fall into five different categories- physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social and are often elaborately interlinked. It may not be easy to list mental , spiritual or emotional symptoms in this short article but we can understand the physical symptoms and the effect on stress on human behavior, which can give us a good indication of the mental and emotional effect of stress on the human body.

The physical signs of stress may be reflected in the various body parts being affected. The major areas affected are the muscles, circulation and the digestive system. Some symptoms that may indicate stress are : Headaches, Muscle spasms, Teeth Grinding, Aching jaw, Indigestion, Nausea, Ulcers, Diarrhea, Constipation, Shortness of breath, Heart palpitations, Cold hands and feet and various Skin problems including acne, eczema, psoriasis.

The common effect of stress on behavior may be easily discernible. Some common features include, Pacing and fidgeting, Talking too fast and rushing everywhere, Hyperventilation, Nervous tics such are wringing hands, Inability to relax, Crying, Constant fatigue, Increased fatigue, Substance abuse, Indecisiveness, Insomnia and sleeping problems, Increased eating and weight gain, Loss of effectiveness at work, Over spending, Increased smoking and drinking.

Some inappropriate responses to stress include comfort eating of sugary snacks, smoking cigarettes and too much alcohol. All these reactions to stress have bad short term and long term implications and are not recommended.

I give below some possible ways to fight stress. Not all solutions suit everyone and it is important to understand the underlying factor causing stress before you try to treat it. Stress may be caused by work pressures, travel, home environment, mental trauma, anxiety, depression, poor food habits, family problems, marriage related issues, the physical environment and in may cases by factors out of ones physical control. It is therefore important to learn to live with stress causing factors without being a victim thereof.

Stress - Reducing Foods
You may be able to reduce stress by changing your diet. Foods and beverages that are helpful can be found in many stores. Herbal teas such as chamomile and peppermint have a calming effect. Foods high in vitamin B-6 like yeast extracts, liver, whole grains, nuts, and bananas are categorized as stress preventers. Citrus fruits, bell peppers and baked potatoes are rich in vitamin C, which help the human body to maintain resistance to infection when under stress.

Good Night's Sleep
Sleep deprivation is one of the leading causes of stress. And stress is one of the leading causes of insomnia. It is important to maintain a regular sleep routine, avoiding large meals just before sleeping and getting regular exercise. It is also important to avoid exercise just before sleep time and extremely important to buy a comfortable bed and pillows. Ensure you have the right blankets and comfortable room temperature which makes you fall asleep naturally.

Unwind with Muscle Relaxation
Learn deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation techniques. Find tranquility through sensory deprivation. This technique is beneficial for stress related problems such as high blood pressure, migraines, headaches, persistent anxiety, muscle tension and fatigue.

Visualization and Meditation Techniques
The brain is a very powerful organ. Strong visualization and mental preparation can help de stress and relax. There are soothing sounds that can help in deep relaxation. The simple act of concentrating the mind on a single word or object (in meditation) has been found to slow down body processes and increase serenity. Learn to meditate to reduce stress.

Chiropractic Techniques
Stress related tension can cause nerve compression, which in turn may induce head, neck and back pain. To relive it chiropractors apply manual pressure to muscles, bones and joints, particularly the spine. This can help in relieving a few specific stress related problems.

Yoga Exercises
Yoga - the Sanskrit word for 'union'- is an ancient tradition that combines exercise and meditation. It is useful for relieving stress, and the stretching exercises are beneficial for everyone regardless of age or level of fitness.

Tai Chi Chuan
This is a combination of exercise, Chinese medicine, and Oriental philosophy. It's slow harmonious movements can help people relax and alleviate stress.

A Strong Back
Stress makes the human body mentally and physically tense. Appropriate exercises can relieve aching back and break the vicious circle. Try Spinal strengthening exercises under expert guidance. Try and fix bad posture with the Alexander technique. This goes a long way towards righting the bad effects of stress on the body. Many of the physical stresses caused by using a computer, such as back strain, eyestrain, headaches, and upper limb strains can be avoided by using a properly designed workstation. Protect your eyes by taking repeated breaks and avoid Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) by appropriate exercises.

Positive Thinking
Fight stress with the philosophy of positivism. By changing the way you think, you can turn a negative experience into a positive one. This new look at life can help fight stress and reduce its occurrence.

Acupressure
Stress caused by chronic pain can be relieved by acupressure. An acupuncturist places needles along energy pathways, known as meridians, to balance the flow of Chi through the body. The reduction of pain directly reduces the stress related to the problem

Aromatherapy
This technique uses essential oils that give various plants their scents to relax the body and mind. Some common oils that are useful include the following. Chamomile is a reliable remedy for relieving stress and insomnia. Neroli (orange blossom) is used for treatment of anxiety and depression. Sandalwood is useful for tension and anxiety and as an aphrodisiac. Llang-ilang, with its spicy scent is used as a tonic and to stir the senses. Lavender has a wide variety of uses including treatment for depression and high blood pressure. Cedar wood is useful for anxiety related problems. There are between 60 and 70 essential oils in the aroma therapist's armory. It is important to take the help of a trained expert especially if the person is pregnant or is suffering from allergies. This therapy can be very useful if correctly applied.

Homeopathy
This is a system of medicine that uses highly diluted substances to boost the body's natural ability to cure itself. Practitioners view illness as a sign of inner imbalance and consider all aspects to a patients lives when treating complaints. This technique is very useful in treating stress related complaints related to the lower back, pains, high blood pressure, lack of concentration and depression. A trained homeopath can normally cure and fix imbalances with a few appropriate doses of homeopathic remedies.


The above are some of the common remedies and techniques to reduce stress. Stress can also be caused due to numerous other factors such as family problems, marriage problems, children, work, public speaking, travel, death in the family etc. A combination of above techniques and the help of a family therapist can also help in relieving stress. At times better organization and planning at home and the family level can also reduce stress. It is important to recognize situations and problems that are leading to stress and take appropriate action. This can be done only by an objective mind, so the role of a trained professional cannot be discounted.

It is suggested that the reader understand what will work best for him or her and then research the topic further online and offline before approaching the concerned professional. What works well for one, may not necessarily work for another.

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