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Success advice: Avoid Toxic Poisoning

Toxic Poisoning.
No, we are not talking about actual poison but toxic people that can poison. Unfortunately, it would be great if close friends or co-workers could share in your success but all too often, there will be someone who is either dealing with the green monster of jealousy or has a case of the I knew that syndrome. If you are serious about reaching your goal and being successful, you will need to rid your life of these people. While you may not be able to get them out of your life completely, you should avoid them as best as possible. If this is a person, you see every day, keep your goals to yourself,

6 Serious Medical Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

WebMD Feature

Some medical symptoms are warnings that you need immediate care. Learn to recognize these six.

1. Paralysis of the arms or legs, tingling, numbness, confusion, dizziness, double vision, slurred speech, trouble finding words, or weakness, especially on one side of the face or body.
These are signs of stroke -- or a "brain attack" -- in which arteries that supply oxygen to the brain become blocked or rupture, causing brain tissue to die.
Symptoms depend on which area of the brain is involved. If a large blood vessel is blocked, a wide area may be
 affected, so a person may have paralysis on one side of the body and lose other functions, such as speech and understanding. If a smaller vessel is blocked, paralysis may remain limited to an arm or leg.
If you have symptoms, call 911 right away and get to an emergency room that offers clot-busting therapy for strokes due to blocked vessels. Such treatment, which dissolves clots in blocked vessels, needs to be given within the first three hours after symptoms begin, but newer treatments may work within a longer time frame, says Birge, who is medical director at the Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.
Timing is urgent; fast treatment can potentially stop brain tissue death before permanent brain injury happens. "There is a time clock ticking as to when you might totally recover," Birge tells WebMD.

2. Chest pain or discomfort; pain in the arm, jaw, or neck; breaking out in a cold sweat; extreme weakness; nausea; vomiting; feeling faint; or being short of breath.
These are signs of heart attack. If you get some of these symptoms, call 911 immediately and go to the emergency room by ambulance. Shulman and Birge also recommend that patients chew one regular, full-strength aspirin (unless they're allergic to aspirin) to help prevent damage to the heart muscle during a heart attack.
Not everyone who has a heart attack feels chest pain or pressure or a sense of indigestion. Some people, especially women, the elderly, and people with diabetes, get "painless" heart attacks, the doctors say. Being aware of "painless" heart attack signs is crucial: a very weak feeling, sudden dizziness, a pounding heart, shortness of breath, heavy sweating, a feeling of impending doom, nausea, and vomiting.
Both doctors say that it's important to learn heart attack signs and understand them in context. "Everybody has jaw pain. You don't immediately run and say, 'I've got a heart attack,'" Shulman tells WebMD. He is an associate professor of internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. "But if you're also sweating and you have some of these other symptoms -- shortness of breath and so forth -- then that's going to tip you off that there's something much more serious happening."

3. Tenderness and pain in the back of your lower leg, chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood.
These are symptoms of a potentially dangerous blood clot in your leg, especially if they come after you've been sitting for a long time, such as on an airplane or during a long car trip. These signs can also surface if you've been bedridden after surgery.
"Anybody is susceptible, " Birge says. He adds that such blood clots are more common than most people and doctors realize.
Blood is more likely to pool in your legs when you're sitting or lying down for long periods of time, as opposed to standing and walking. If a blood clot forms in your leg as a result, your calf can feel swollen, painful, and tender to the touch; you should be evaluated. If you get sudden chest pain or shortness of breath, a piece of the blood clot may have broken off and traveled through the bloodstream to your lungs. This condition can be life-threatening, so get to an emergency room without delay.

4. Blood in the urine without accompanying pain.
Anytime you see blood in your urine, call your doctor promptly, even if you have no pain.
Kidney stones or a bladder or prostate infection are common causes of blood in the urine. But these problems are usually painful or uncomfortable, which sends people to the doctor promptly.
In contrast, when people see blood in their urine but feel no pain, some take a "wait and see" approach, especially if they just have one episode. "But you can't have this attitude," Shulman says. Lack of pain doesn't necessarily mean lack of seriousness.
Cancer of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or prostate can cause bleeding into the urinary tract; when these cancers are small enough to be curable, they may not cause pain. So don't dismiss this important sign because, according to Shulman and Birge, "blood in the urine may be the only clue for an early diagnosis."

5. Asthma symptoms that don't improve or get worse.
Asthma attacks are marked by wheezing or difficulty breathing. When an attack doesn't improve or worsens, a patient should get emergency care.
If an asthma attack is left untreated, it can lead to severe chest muscle fatigue and death, say Shulman and Birge. Some people with persistent asthma hesitate to go to the emergency room because they've gone so many times before, or they need someone to drive them because they're too short of breath. So instead of seeking care, "They try to hang in there," Birge says, even if they need higher doses of inhalants or have decreasing lung function measurements when using a device to measure how well they move air out of their lungs.
Because asthma makes breathing difficult, the muscles for breathing may tire and the volume of air exchanged by the lungs will decrease. As a result, a person's oxygen level drops while blood levels of carbon dioxide rise. As Birge and Shulman explain in their book, "A carbon dioxide buildup in the blood has a sedating effect on the brain, which may cause you to feel even drowsier. You may lose the motivation or energy to breathe."
"A person with asthma who seems to be relaxing more, who seems to not be struggling for breath anymore -- even though they've been at it for six or eight hours -- may actually be worse. It could be a sign of respiratory fatigue," Birge says. Eventually, the person could stop breathing.
"They're really in a big danger zone," Shulman adds. Patients believe they're getting better when they're actually getting worse, he says. "They become sedated and seem to be peaceful when actually, they're dying."
One of the most important considerations is how long an attack lasts, according to both doctors. "If you've been having labored respirations with the asthma not relenting after a period of several hours, even though you may be apparently doing OK, don't let it go any longer," Birge says. "Get on to the emergency room."

6. Depression and suicidal thoughts.
Few people would put up with crushing chest pain or extreme shortness of breath, but many endure depression, even though at its extreme it can be life-threatening.
"Depression can be a very, very serious problem because people can commit suicide," Shulman says. "Some people will not seek care when they are depressed because they think that they'll be perceived as being crazy or not strong or not manly, and they have to understand that there is a chemical imbalance going on in their brain. It is a disease just like any other disease."
Symptoms of depression include sadness, fatigue, apathy, anxiety, changes in sleep habits, and loss of appetite. Depression can be treated with medications and psychotherapy.
If you have suicidal thoughts, you can speak to someone right away by calling national phone numbers such as 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE.

Speak Up When You Think Something Is Wrong

Doctors are human: They can miss important diagnoses, including heart attacks. A patient's awareness and vigilance can make a difference, Shulman says.
"My feeling is, as a doctor, I want a patient who's informed. I'd rather have a patient who's informed, who's helping me so I won't make a mistake," Shulman says. "And I can be honest and say, 'I'm human. Don't be intimated by me because I have a white coat on. Don't be intimidated by me because I'm using big words.'"
If patients can recognize potentially serious symptoms, they'll have more power when they go to the doctor or the emergency room, he adds. "You have enough to say, 'Well, have you ruled out this problem?'"

Source: WebMD
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What is PMP Certificate

Carrie Thomas received a B.B.A. in marketing from St. Edward's University. Her professional experience is focused in marketing coordination. She has been writing for approximately two years in various capacities. Her published work resides with Demand Studios.

By Carrie Shea Thomas, eHow Contributor

A Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate recognizes an individual's ability to lead and direct projects. With a PMP certification it is understood that an individual will be knowledgeable in industry jargon, competent in the processes of project management, and up to date in industry guidelines, processes and general news. A PMP certification is a globally-recognized credential.

  1. Eligibility Requirements

    • To obtain a PMP certificate you must have either a high school diploma, five years of project management experience and 35 hours of project management education or a bachelor's degree or equivalent, three years of project management experience and 35 hours of project management education.

    Project Management Education

    • The 35 hours of project management education must be obtained through an approved education provider listed on the Project Management Institute's web page.

    • Application Process
    • Once eligible, you must fill out an application through the Project Management Institute, take a multiple choice exam, pay a fee (around $500 American) and keep up with credential maintenance every few years.

    Application Process Timeframe

    • For a PMP certification, it takes most people to complete the application in entirety takes around eight hours. If you mail your application, the process will take a little longer compared to the online application. If applying online, there is an application check list which you can follow in the PMP certification handbook.

    Project Management Institute Membership

    • You can also become a member of the Project Management Institute. This membership does not require that you are PMP certified, but offers newsletters, networking, volunteer opportunities, seminars and project management related educational materials. Obtaining a PMI membership is a way to further educate and become involved in the project management environment. Yearly membership fees are under $200

Junaid Tahir
Program Manager, Blogger, Author

Story: The Wow approach

Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.

All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some screaming and crying.
But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out, "Wow!"

I didn't realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me 

Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem. I felt like responding with "Oh no, what should we do?" But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, "Wow, that's interesting! How can I help you?"
One thing's for sure - life's always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That's a given. What's not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.

No matter what the situation, a fascinated "Wow!" will always beat a frustrated "Oh, no."

So the next time you experience one of life's unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a "Wow!" experience. The "Wow!" response always works 

Lower Back Pain - How to Avoid

Story of Socrates - Triple Filter

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

"Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

"Triple filter?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test.
The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"

"No, on the contrary..."

"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"

"No not really …"

"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"

This is why Socrates was a great philosopher & held in such high esteem

The Ripple Effect and Our Lives

When you throw a stone into a pond, you'll see a splash and hear a specific sound generated by the touch of stone with the water. You will notice circles rippling out from the point where stone hit the water. The stone touched the water only once however the number of waves was more than that. Did you also noticed that you did one simple act of throwing a stone but it resulted in several waves generation in all directions traveling to a large distance? This is what we call Ripple Effect.
If you closely observe your day to day life, you will notice that most of your acts are generating ripples in the society since a lot of people are getting affected either positively or negatively. If you are doing a positive act, the ripple effect is going to be positive. For example, if you help your friend or colleague, there is a most likely chance that he will help you and others when he finds you or others in any crisis. Hence I believe that positive acts result in positive ripples and negative effects generate negative ripples. Since this article is going to be read by all kind of intellectuals so I will summarize some basic example of positive and negative ripples. Article written by Junaid Tahir (mjunaidtahir at gmail dotcom)
1-    When you share some inspiring article/video/story with your friends through email, Facebook, Google Plus, blog, website or any other online media, it will have a positive impact on hundreds of lives; Just to elaborate, if you have sent this article by email to 100 friends and only 20 of those share the same information with their colleagues/friends then this article will reach and inspire another 20*100 = 2000 people. This won't stop here since these 2000 people are going to share that with another thousands of people so the article consequently touches millions!

2-   When you work on some humanity service project (for example, giving some money for charity on monthly basis, opening an orphan house, installing water tanks in areas where water is not available to drink, visiting hospitals to help poor people etc) you are generating an unstoppable ripple effect. Hundreds of people will get inspired by you and start doing the same (more or less) acts. 

3-   When you want to show your driving 'skills' and 'thrills' by wreckless or speedy driving while your friends or family members are with you, you are encouraging them to do the same when they are given a chance. These friends will probably do the same and encourage more people for this bad act. Down the road in 6 month you might become the root cause of rash driving for 100+ people or more!

Conclusion: Positive Acts of kindness can bring magical results on earth. Everyone need to understand the concept that all of his/her acts are generating ripples in the society which are either improving or polluting the society.
Do you audit yourself on how much pollution or prosperity you are contributing to the society?

This paragraph is for the faiths who believe in life & audit after death: If we closely think, the positive ripples can become a source of Sadqa Jaria which is extremely required after your death. If you have done something similar to Point-1 and Point-2, these deeds will keep sending you the Hasanat (currency of Aakhirah) in your after-death-bank-account. Always remember that dollars, pounds or euros wont help you on the day of Judgment, the thing which will help you is your acts of kindness and their usage by the society. If you inspire and convince more and more people for any good deed (by your words or by doing the task actually) you are basically ensuring your share in the Hasanat which they is going to do (while their share will not be impacted). 

Professional: 10 Actions for Better Communication

Effective communication is the life-blood of an organization. If you asked the average employee or executive to grade communications in their company they would say it was average or below average. Today, we find ourselves drowning in data and information but starved for real communication. Here are ten ways to lead communication that will put you at the head of the class.

1. Actions speak louder than words. Example is the most powerful communication tool you have, bar none. Research shows that over 75 per cent of communication is nonverbal. You can’t choose if you set an example, but you can choose what kind of example you set.

2. Get the water to the end of the row. Getting the full message to every employee is vital to organizational success. Equally important is getting unfiltered communication coming up through the organization, and it is the leader’s job to make sure no one blocks the flow.

3. Apply the golden rule to communication. Communicate with your employees the way you want to be communicated with—communicate in a timely, respectful and open way. Say what you mean and mean what you say, and expect everyone else to do the same. Set the example and employees will follow.

4. Stand for something. When you and your organization stand on principles or core values it’s easier to have consistent communication. Just be sure they are real, clear, make sense and easy to remember. They should be inspiring, differentiate your organization and stand the test of time.

5. Communicate courageously. People know when you’re open and honest. They also know when you are doing the management two-step. There will be times when you will make mistakes or don't have the answer. Admit it quickly, apologize, and briefly tell them what you’re doing to fix it. Your employees will respect the courage it takes to be accountable.

6. Good communication is the best investment. In the absence of good communication, the grapevine and rumour mill takes over. The fruit of the grapevine is "whine," and it drains good will from you and valuable productivity, and commitment to your organisation.

7. If it looks important, it must be important. How you package your communication has a big impact on perceptions of the message. It’s been said that the media is the message so match the quality of the presentation with the level of importance. Employees always notice if the communication they receive is a watered down version of what their bosses received.

8. Open up a true dialogue. Communication is a two-way process. Have a number of communication channels and do something with what you hear. There will be times when you can't communicate because of regulations or laws; explain why you can't communicate and when you expect the situation to change.

9. Know your audience. Take lessons from marketing successes - know the demographics and profile of your various audiences and tailor communication messages, content, style, and channels to them. Remember, one size does not fit all.

10. Differentiate information and communication. Both words end with tion, but there's a big difference between them. People are bombarded with information from their computers, email, voicemail, mobile phones, white papers, closed circuit television, PA systems, etc., but they’re starved for meaningful communication. Communication influences thoughts, feelings, and actions while information simply conveys facts. When it comes to keeping the channel open try the 80/20 rule – 80% communication and 20% information.

Source: AskTen

Junaid Tahir
Program Manager, Blogger, Author

Story of Monkey business :)


Once upon a time in a village a man appeared who announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for Rs. 10000. The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys went out in the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at 10,000 and as supply started to diminish and villagers started to stop their effort he announced that now he would buy at 20000 rupees.

This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching moneys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to 25000 and the supply of monkeys became so that it was an effort to even see a monkey let alone catch it.

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at 50000! However, since he had to go to the city on some business his assistant would now buy on behalf of the man. In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at 35000 and when the man comes back you can sell it to him for 50000. The villagers queued up with all their saving to buy the monkeys. Phir na tau aadmi mila na us ka assistant. Sirf bandar hee bandar. After that neither the assistant was seen nor the man, only monkeys every where :)

Junaid Tahir
Program Manager, Blogger, Author

Have You Ever Wondered :)

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up every
Two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is
Not enough?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but
Check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a

Revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

What is the speed of darkness?

Are there specially reserved parking spaces for "normal" people at the
Special Olympics?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold
Tomorrow, how cold will it be?

If it's true that we are here to help others, what are the others doing

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

Do you cry under water?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a
Good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars
To look at things on the ground?

Did you ever stop and wonder......

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze
These pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there... I'm gonna eat
the next thing that comes outta its bum."

Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a
Horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point
To their bum when they ask where the bathroom is?

Why does your Obstetrician, Gynecologist leave the room when you get
Undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both

Can blind people see their dreams? Do they dream??

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? (This one kills me!!!!!)

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables,
Then what is baby oil made

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same

Stop singing and read on . . . . . . . .
Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive any faster?

Junaid Tahir
Program Manager, Blogger, Author

A Bitter Mockery of Life :)

Lawyer wants us to fall in a dispute ... 
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The doctor wants us to fall ill ... 
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The police want us to do some crime ... 
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Teacher's eyes we are born stupid ... 
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Blower shroud wants us to die ... 
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Only a burglar wants us to be Sleep well and wealthy.
 Fun & Info @