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Story: The Stock Exchange :)

Once upon a time in a village a man appeared who announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for Rs. 10K. The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys went out in the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at 10K and as supply started to diminish and villagers started to stop their effort he announced that now he would buy at 20K 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 25K 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 50K! 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 35K and when the man comes back you can sell it to him for 50K. The villagers queued up with all their saving to buy the monkeys.
After that neither the assistant was found nor his manager; Only the monkeys were every where.
Phir na tau aadmi mila na us ka assistant. Sirf bandar hee bandar.
And that is how my friend the stock exchange works!

Easy and Difficulat

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others.
Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes.
 
Easy is to talk without thinking.
Difficult is to refrain the tongue.
 
Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
Difficult is to heal the wound...
 
Easy is to forgive others.
Difficult is to ask for forgiveness.
 
Easy is to set rules.
Difficult is to follow them...
 
Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side...
 
Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise...
 
Easy is to think about improving.
Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action

...


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Story: The Young Couple

A Young Couple Moves Into A New Neighorhood
The Next Morning While They Are Eating Breakfast,
The Young Women Sees Her Neighbor Hanging The Wash Outside. 
" The Laundry Is Not Very Clean " She Said 
" She Dosnt Know How To Wash Correctly
Perhaps She Needs Better Laundry Saops "
Her Husband Looked On But Remained Silent.
Everytime Her Neighbour Would Hang Her Wash To Dry,
The Young Women Would Make The Same Comments.
About One Month Later,
The Women Was Surprised To See A Nice Clean
Wash On The Line And Said To Her Husband :
" Look, She Has Learned How To Wash Correctly.
I Wonder Who Taught Her This "
The Husband Said :
I Got Up Early This Morning And Cleaned Our Windows. "
And So it is With Life.
What We See When Watching Others Depends
On The Purity Of The Window Through Which We Look !!!

Health: Liver Overview, Problems and Tests



Human Anatomy: Antererior View of the Liver

Picture of the Liver


The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly. Weighing about 3 pounds, the liver is reddish-brown in color and feels rubbery to the touch. Normally you can't feel the liver, because it's protected by the rib cage.

The liver has two large sections, called the right and the left lobes. The gallbladder sits under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. The liver and these organs work together to digest, absorb, and process food.

The liver's main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.

Liver Conditions

  • Hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by viruses like hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis can have non-infectious causes too, including heavy drinking, drugs, allergic reactions, or obesity.
  • Cirrhosis: Long-term damage to the liver from any cause can lead to permanent scarring, called cirrhosis. The liver then becomes unable to function well.
  • Liver cancer: The most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, almost always occurs after cirrhosis is present.
  • Liver failure: Liver failure has many causes including infection, genetic diseases, and excessive alcohol.
  • Ascites: As cirrhosis results, the liver leaks fluid (ascites) into the belly, which becomes distended and heavy.
  • Gallstones: If a gallstone becomes stuck in the bile duct draining the liver, hepatitis and bile duct infection (cholangitis) can result.
  • Hemochromatosis: Hemochromatosis allows iron to deposit in the liver, damaging it. The iron also deposits throughout the body, causing multiple other health problems.
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis: A rare disease with unknown causes, primary sclerosing cholangitis causes inflammation and scarring in the bile ducts in the liver.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis: In this rare disorder, an unclear process slowly destroys the bile ducts in the liver. Permanent liver scarring (cirrhosis) eventually develops.

Liver Tests

Blood Tests:

  • Liver function panel: A liver function panel checks how well the liver is working and consists of many different blood tests.
  • ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase): An elevated ALT helps identify liver disease or damage from any number of causes, including hepatitis.
  • AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase): Along with an elevated ALT, the AST checks for liver damage.
  • Alkaline phosphatase: Alkaline phosphatase is present in bile-secreting cells in the liver; it's also in bones. High levels often mean bile flow out of the liver is blocked.
  • Bilirubin: High bilirubin levels suggest a problem with the liver.
  • Albumin: As part of total protein levels, albumin helps determine how well the liver is working.
  • Ammonia: Ammonia levels in the blood rise when the liver is not functioning properly.
  • Hepatitis A tests: If hepatitis A is suspected, the doctor will test liver function as well as antibodies to detect the hepatitis A virus.
  • Hepatitis B tests: Your doctor can test antibody levels to determine if you have been infected with the hepatitis B virus.
  • Hepatitis C tests: In addition to checking liver function, blood tests can determine if you have been infected with the hepatitis C virus.
  • Prothrombin Time (PT): A prothrombin time, or PT, is commonly done to see if someone is taking the correct dose of the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin). It also checks for blood clotting problems.
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT): A PTT is done to check for blood clotting problems.

Imaging Tests:

  • Ultrasound: An abdominal ultrasound can test for many liver conditions, including cancer, cirrhosis, or problems from gallstones.
  • CT scan (computed tomography): A CT scan of the abdomen gives detailed pictures of the liver and other abdominal organs.
  • Liver biopsy: A liver biopsy is most commonly done after another test, such as a blood test or ultrasound, indicates a possible liver problem.
  • Liver and spleen scan: This nuclear scan uses radioactive material to help diagnose a number of conditions, including abscesses, tumors, and other liver function problems.
Source: WebMD


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Worry Creates More Problems

 

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 Worry Creates many Problems
A man having stomach pain went to his doctor. The doctor asked if he was having trouble in his personal life or at his job.
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The man explained that he was worried about some incidents that had happened at work with his boss and his co-workers. Was there something the man could do to change what had happened? ''No,'' responded the man. ''But it continues to bother me." The doctor said, ''There is nothing you can do about the past. Close the chapter and move on. You are upsetting yourself and your stomach over something you cannot change.'' The doctor prescribed some medicine, and advised him to forget the past to help expedite the cure of his stomachaches.

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The next patient was a woman with migraine. She explained that she was afraid of making a wrong decision about her future. Sensing that this was causing her headaches, he told her, ''If you make a decision that turns out all right, there is nothing to worry about. If you make a decision that turns out wrong, you still have the option to rectify matters. No decision is irreversible. Make a list of your options; make a counter-plan for each option and then act. Analyse the situation, and then act. Then take each step as it comes.''

People either worry about a past that they cannot change, or they worry about a future that has not yet happened. Many worry over problems they anticipate or fears that never materialise. Many of our stress-related illnesses are due to problems that we face mentally, psychologically or emotionally. What is certain is that there are always going to be problems.

Murphy's Law says that if anything can go wrong, it will. There does not seem to be anyone who has not experienced problems in life. Every time we solve one problem, a new one springs up. After a while we begin to wonder if there will be a time in life when we can be free of problems.

Nobody said that life was going to be easy or that everything was going to be perfect. The question is, how do we handle our problems? Do we face them as a challenge and try to solve them, or do we fret and worry about them? We compound our problems by worry and fretting because this added stress can make us physically sick.

The pressures of life are so great that they affect us physically and mentally. We find that people undergo anxiety, fear, depression and phobias. Offices of psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists are filled with normal, everyday people who cannot cope with life's struggles.

If our mind is positive and happy, we may feel physically better than when our mind is troubled and anxious. Our mental state can cause stress-related illnesses.

Studies have shown that when we are angry or emotionally upset, chemicals released in our body prepare us for ''fight or flight''.

We need to find some acceptable way to prevent the mental, emotional and physical effects of stress which are making us ill.

Meditation has numerous benefits for our physical and mental well-being. It is safe, effective and does not cost anything. Once we learn how to meditate, we carry within us a ready remedy which we can use at any time and any place.
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Camouflage - Spot the Animals / Birds :)

 

Giraffe
 


  
Wolf peering through trees

  
 
Pika  (small mammal)

 
Snake eyes

 
 Leopard

 
 
Squirrel

 
 
Night Hawk

  
Coyote at edge of bush.

  
 
Blue Dacnis  (bird)
 


Health: Impacted Wisdom Teeth

 

Definition

Wisdom teeth that become impacted can cause a variety of problems, from nuisance pain to serious dental disorders. Impacted wisdom teeth often must be surgically removed.

 

Wisdom teeth are your third molars that are way in the back of your mouth. You usually have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of your mouth - two on top, two on bottom. Wisdom teeth are the last of your teeth to come in, or erupt through the gums. They normally emerge between ages 17 and 25.

 

Wisdom teeth often aren't able to emerge normally and instead become impacted, or trapped within your jaw. Understanding more about impacted wisdom teeth can help you decide how and when to treat them and how to prevent related complications.

 

Symptoms

You may never experience problems with your wisdom teeth. They may emerge normally and be trouble-free for the rest of your life. Or, you may have impacted wisdom teeth but remain blissfully unaware, since they don't always cause signs and symptoms.

 

Common signs and symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include:

  • Pain or tenderness around your gums
  • Swelling around your jaw
  • Red or swollen gums around the impacted tooth
  • Jaw pain
  • Bad breath
  • Unpleasant taste when biting down on or near the area
  • Prolonged headache or jaw ache

 

Causes

Early humans needed wisdom teeth and larger jaws to handle a tougher diet. Today's humans typically have smaller jaws and little use for wisdom teeth. That often means problems as your wisdom teeth begin to emerge. Having pesky wisdom teeth surgically extracted seems almost a rite of passage for teens and young adults.

 

Wisdom teeth develop like your other teeth. But they take the longest to develop and are the last teeth to emerge. Any tooth can become impacted. Because wisdom teeth must fight for space with teeth that have already emerged, they're the teeth most likely to become impacted.

 

At about age 9, the crown of a wisdom tooth begins to form in a small sac inside your jaw. Over time, the tooth grows and the roots become more firmly planted in the jawbone. By your early 20s, the crown of a wisdom tooth should fully emerge from your gum. By your 40s, the roots of your wisdom teeth are solidly planted within the dense bone of the jaw.

 

But wisdom teeth often don't follow this normal development pattern. Today's smaller jaws simply may not have room for this last set of molars to grow properly. So the wisdom teeth may become impacted.

 

The cramped wisdom teeth struggle for a path to grow and emerge. They grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally. Sometimes, a wisdom tooth partially emerges through the gums. Other times, it remains completely hidden.

 

Risk factors

Having a small jawbone may make you more prone to having impacted wisdom teeth. But otherwise, there are no particular biological or environmental risk factors that make you more likely than someone else to have impacted wisdom teeth.

 

When to seek medical advice

If you notice pain or swelling in your mouth, teeth, gums or jaw, contact your dentist right away. Also contact your dentist if you notice any changes in your teeth, such as shifting of position, discoloration or changes in sensitivity.

 

Tests and diagnosis

Your dentist can evaluate your teeth and mouth to determine if you have impacted wisdom teeth or if another condition is causing your problems. Such evaluations typically include:

  • Your dental and medical history
  • A dental exam
  • Dental X-rays

 

Complications

Impacted wisdom teeth that aren't removed can cause numerous problems. These problems include:

  • Gum disease. Bacteria and food can become trapped under a flap of gum that can grow over wisdom teeth, creating infections. Gum disease may be initially mild (gingivitis) or progress to a more severe form (periodontitis).
  • Crowding. A wisdom tooth can push on other teeth, damaging them or moving them out of position.
  • Decay. Because they're hard to reach, wisdom teeth may not get fully cleaned during brushing, making them vulnerable to decay and cavities.
  • Cysts. The crown of a wisdom tooth grows in a sac. If the sac remains in the jawbone, it can fill with fluid, forming a cyst that can damage the jawbone, teeth and nerves. Very rarely a tumor, usually benign, also may develop, which may require removal of tissue and bone.

 

Treatments and drugs

Impacted wisdom teeth don't always need to be surgically removed. You have two main treatment options, depending on the severity of your situation and other factors. They are:

  • Conservative treatment
  • Surgical extraction

 

Conservative treatment
If impacted widsom teeth aren't causing problems, you and your dentist may choose to simply monitor them. People who can't have their teeth removed because of certain health problems such as a bleeding disorder also need to choose conservative treatment.

 

Under guidance from your dentist or oral surgeon, you may be able to care for your impacted wisdom teeth and minor problems using mouthwashes, saltwater rinses and over-the-counter pain relievers. If complications arise or worsen, surgery might become an option.

 

Surgical extraction
Experts agree that when an impacted wisdom tooth causes complications, it should be extracted to prevent further problems.

 

Some experts say that impacted wisdom teeth should always be removed, even if they aren't causing problems. The belief is that the impacted tooth will eventually cause problems, and that it's better to remove it when someone is younger and more likely to recover faster from surgery. This is why many teenagers or young adults have their wisdom teeth extracted even before the teeth start causing problems. In addition, if a child might require braces, his or her dentist may recommend extraction of the wisdom teeth first.

 

There's no scientific evidence to recommend for or against extracting impacted wisdom teeth in adults or adolescents if the teeth aren't causing complications. You and your dentist can evaluate your situation to see which treatment option is best for you or your child.

 

Extracting an impacted wisdom tooth
Extraction of impacted wisdom teeth often can be done in your dentist's office with local anesthesia. However, if the tooth is deeply impacted or if the extraction may be difficult, your dentist may suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon. Sometimes extractions are done in the hospital. You may need general anesthesia for more complicated extractions.

 

To reach the impacted tooth, an incision is made in your gum. The incision creates a flap of gum, which can be peeled back to expose the impacted tooth and jawbone.

An impacted wisdom tooth that has partially emerged may be removed with forceps. But if the tooth is fully impacted or if the roots reach deep into the jawbone, the tooth may have to be broken into pieces for removal. In more severe cases, portions of jawbone may be removed.

 

You may need stitches to close the gap in your gum. The socket where your tooth was located is packed with gauze to control bleeding and to help a clot form, which promotes healing.

 

Care after surgery
Your dentist or oral surgeon gives you specific instructions about caring for your mouth after extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth. Here are general tips about care after oral surgery:

 

  • Activity. Plan to rest for the remainder of the day after surgery. Limit strenuous physical activities. If you are a smoker, don't smoke for at least the first 24 hours after surgery, as doing this may disrupt the blood clot in the socket.
  • Diet. Drink lots of clear liquids and eat only soft foods for the first 12 hours. If you had several teeth removed, stick to a diet of soft foods for the first few days. Don't use straws, as doing so can dislodge the clot that forms in the tooth socket. Avoid hard or crunchy foods, such as popcorn, for two weeks after surgery.
  • Pain management. If your pain is severe you may need a prescription pain medication during the first few days after surgery. Or you may find that you can manage your pain with over-the-counter pain relievers. Applying ice packs — a bag of frozen peas or corn works nicely — also may help control pain, as well as swelling.
  • Bleeding. Some oozing of blood is normal for the first day after removal of your impacted wisdom tooth. Swallow blood-tinged saliva instead of spitting it out, to avoid dislodging the socket clot. Get instructions from your dentist or surgeon about replacing the gauze packing. Remember that when blood mixes with saliva, the amount of blood loss can look worse than it actually is.
  • Swelling and bruising. Swelling of your cheeks and jaw is normal after surgery. You can use ice packs to help control swelling. Swelling normally begins to subside by the third day. Some dentists give an injection of a steroid during the surgery to help minimize swelling. Swelling may make it a bit difficult to open your mouth fully, but this normally improves on its own. You may also have some bruising around your jaw or upper neck.
  • Cleaning your mouth. The day after surgery, rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water at least six times a day. Mix 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) of table salt in 8 ounces (237 milliliters) of water. Brush your teeth, but be very gentle in the area around your surgery.

 

Complications of extraction
Recovery after the removal of impacted wisdom teeth is usually quick and without problem. However, complications can arise. Your dentist or surgeon will advise you about signs and symptoms to watch for, such as fever and increasing pain.

 

Other complications can include:

  • Numbness, usually temporary, of your teeth, gums, tongue and chin
  • Dry socket when the socket clot dislodges, exposing underlying bone
  • Infection from bacteria or trapped food particles
  • Sinus problems if teeth near the sinuses were removed
  • Weakening of the jawbone from bone removal or damage

 

Coping and support

A visit to the dentist may cause so much anxiety that you can't get yourself to go, despite the pain you're experiencing. The thought of having a tooth extracted may be overwhelming. But if you're having problems related to an impacted wisdom tooth, delaying care could lead to serious and permanent problems.

 

Make sure you have a dentist who is sympathetic and willing to help relieve your fears. Talk to your dentist about your concerns. Don't be embarrassed about your anxiety — it's common, especially when you must have a dental procedure that can be uncomfortable.

 

Many dentists offer ways to ease your anxiety, such as listening to music or watching videos. You may be able to bring along a supportive family member or friend. You can also learn relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and imagery. If you have severe anxiety, talk to your doctor about medications that may help. And of course, you may be able to opt for full sedation during the procedure itself, so you're unconscious through it all.

 

Source: Unknown


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The Words I select to speak


Even when I keep attention on a simple thing like speaking only positive words, or words that bring benefit to others, I find myself having only powerful thoughts and words. I am neither discouraged by others' behaviour nor will I ever discourage others. I continue to have faith in others and allow this faith to colour my words and actions. So I find that there is benefit in whatever I speak.

Eat Grapes for Several Benefits


Grape is a truly magical fruit with numerous health benefits. It helps reduce knee pain, it works on acne and dry skin and also helps boost the immune system. Recent research has now highlighted another important health benefit - eating grapes daily helps improve eyesight.

The findings presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando suggest that regular grape consumption plays a role in improving eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration.

"In mice, the grape-enriched diet provided substantial protection of retinal function which is very exciting," said lead author Abigail Hackam from the University of Miami, Florida.

The retina is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors. The study investigated whether a diet supplemented with grapes could protect the photoreceptors in mice with retinal degeneration.

Mice were either fed a grape-supplemented diet corresponding to three servings of grapes per day for humans or one of two control diets. The results showed that retinal function was significantly protected in the mice consuming the grape-enriched diet.

"Grapes promote eye health from signaling changes at the cellular level to directly countering oxidative stress" said an excited Abigail Hackam. Grape consumption also protects retinal function in an oxidative stress model of degeneration.

Further analysis revealed that the grape diet resulted in lower levels of inflammatory proteins and higher amounts of protective proteins in the retinas.

Source: NDTV


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Story: The Pond of Milk

Once there was a king who told some of his workers to dig a pond. Once the pond was dug, the king made an announcement to his people saying that one person from each household has to bring a glass of milk during the night and pour it into the pond. So, the pond should be full of milk by the morning. 2- Be honest in your actions regardles of thinking about others. Your honesty is related to your character.

 After receiving the order, everyone went home. One man prepared to take the milk during the night. He thought that since everyone will bring milk, he could just hide a glass of water and pour inside the pond. Because it will be dark at night, no one will notice. So he quickly went and poured the water in the pond and came back.

 In the morning, the king came to visit the pond and to his surprise the pond was only filled with water! What has happened is that everyone was thinking like the other man that "I don't have to put the milk, someone else will do it."
The article can have so many different conclusions, here are a couple of them:

1- when it comes to help poor people, do not think that others will take care of it. Rather, it starts from you, if you don't do it, no one else will do it.So, change yourself to the way of God to serve Him and that will make the difference.


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