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Story: The Real Juice

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A conversation between Wayne Dyer and his student:

"If I were to squeeze this orange as hard as I could, what would come out?" I asked him.

He looked at me like I was a little crazy and said, "Juice, of course".
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"Do you think apple juice could come out of it?"

'No! he laughed.

'What about grapefruit juice?'

'No!'

'What would come of it?'

'Orange juice, of course'

'Why? Why when you squeeze an orange does orange juice comes out?'

He may have been getting a little exasperated with me at this point.

"Well, it's an orange and that's what's inside."

I nodded.

"Let's assume that this orange isn't an orange, but it's you. And someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, says something you don't like, offends you. 
And out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness etc. Why?

The answer, as our young friend has told us, is "because that's what's inside".

It's one of the great lessons of life.

What come out
when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you?
If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it's because that's what's inside.

It doesn't matter who does the squeezing: your mother, your brother, your children, the government.

If someone says something about you that you don't like, what comes out of you is what's inside. 
And what's inside is up to you, it's your choice.

When someone puts the pressure on you and out of you comes anything other than love, it's because that's what you've allowed to be inside.

Once you take away all those negative things you don't want in your life and replace them with love, you'll find yourself living a highly functioning life.

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Squeeze out of yourself
Love and Compassion!!!
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Story: The Father Guides

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Many years ago, a newlywed young man was sitting on a couch on a hot, humid day, sipping frozen juice during a visit to his father.

As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, the father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look on his son.

"Never forget your friends," he advised, "they will become more important as you get older."

"Regardless of how much you love your family and the children you happen to have, you will always need friends. Remember to go out with them occasionally, do activities with them, call them ..."

"What strange advice!" Thought the young man. "I just entered the married world, I am an adult and surely my wife and the family that we will start will be everything I need to make sense of my life."

Yet he obeyed his father; Kept in touch with his friends and annually increased their number. Over the years, he became aware that his father knew what he was talking about.

Inasmuch as time and nature carry out their designs and mysteries on a man, friends were the bulwarks of his life.

After 50 years of life, here is what he learned:

Time passes.
Life goes on.
The distance separates.
Children grow up.
Children cease to be children and become independent. And to the parents it breaks the heart but the children are separated of the parents.
Jobs come and go.
Illusions, desires, attraction, sex ... weaken.
People do not do what they should do.
The heart breaks.
The parents die.
Colleagues forget the favors.
The races are over.

But, true friends are always there, no matter how long or how many miles they are.

A friend is never more distant than the reach of a need, barring you, intervening in your favor, waiting for you with open arms or blessing your life.

When we started this adventure called LIFE, we did not know of the incredible joys or sorrows that were ahead. We did not know how much we would need from each other. 

Love your parents, take care of your children, but keep a group of good friends. Dialogue with them but do not impose your criteria.
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This Phone Will Tell if Tomatoes are Fresh and More...

The Changhong H2 next to the original stand-alone SCiO sensor.
 
The Changhong H2, the world's first smartphone with a molecular sensor, the Consumer Physics SCiO, built in.
Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable
LAS VEGAS — The smartphone is often called the real-world version of the handheld communicators from the original Star Trek, a nod to how prescient the TV series was about personal technology.
Well, another Star Trek gadget is on the verge of becoming common. The tricorder — the device that Spock and Dr. McCoy would use to analyze all kinds of objects and materials on the show — is becoming a real thing. And it's coming to smartphones.
The Changhong H2 next to the original stand-alone SCiO sensor.
The Changhong H2 next to the original stand-alone SCiO sensor.
Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable
The Changhong H2 analyzing the freshness of an Apple.
The Changhong H2 analyzing the freshness of an Apple.
Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable
Say you're at at the supermarket and you want to check how fresh the tomatoes are. Instead of squeezing them, you'd just launch the SCiO app, hold the scanner up to the skin of the tomato, and it will tell you how fresh it is on a visual scale. Do the same thing to your body and you can check your body mass index (BMI). You need to specify the thing you're scanning at the outset, and the actually analysis is performed in the cloud, but the whole process is a matter of seconds, not minutes.
Another application is verifying the authenticity of drugs. At a demo at CES, I saw the phone scan what I was told was a real Viagra pill and a knock-off. To the naked eye the pills looked identical, both light-blue diamond-shaped pills. But the H2's SCiO scanner recognized the impostor in seconds, calling it out with a bright orange screen.

This pill looks suspect.
This pill looks suspect.
Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable
It's easy to see the great potential of putting this kind of tech into the hands of everyone with a smartphone. Consumers everywhere would be empowered to test food and medicine before they commit to buying or ingesting them. Hagai Heshes, head of product marketing for Consumer Physics, says adding the sensor to a phone doesn't increase cost much, and judging from the price of the Changhong H2, it appears he's right. The company also claims the phone is 20% more energy efficient than comparable smartphones.
Will Consumer Physics' molecular sensor catch on with the major smartphone manufacturers? That would take some convincing (though Heshes says the company is talking to them), but it's easy to see a brand like Samsung, which has historically debuted phones with all kinds of unusual tech, taking a chance on the sensor or one of its models.
And if that model catches on, who knows? Maybe we'll all be scanning our groceries and bodies with our phones five years from now with the same ease with which Dr. McCoy would diagnose a case of Romulan measles.


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Story: The Hunter Neighbour

A farmer in ancient China had a neighbour who was a hunter, and who owned ferocious and poorly trained hunting dogs. 
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They jumped over the fence frequently and chased the farmer's lambs. 

The farmer asked his neighbour to keep his dogs in check, but this fell on deaf ears. 

One day the dogs again jumped the fence, attacked and severely injured several of the lambs. 

The farmer had had enough, and went to town to consult a judge who listened carefully to the story and said: "I could punish the hunter and instruct him to keep his dogs chained or lock them up. But you would lose a friend and gain an enemy. Which would you rather have, friend or foe for a neighbour?" 

The farmer replied that he preferred a friend. 

“Alright, I will offer you a solution that keeps your lambs safe, and which will keep your a neighbour a friend." 

Having heard the judge's solution, the farmer agreed. 

Once at home, the farmer immediately put the judge's suggestions to the test. 

He took three of his best lambs and presented them to his neighbour's three small sons, who were beside themselves with joy and began to play with them. 

To protect his son's newly acquired playthings, the hunter built a strong kennel for his dogs. 

Since then, the dogs never again bothered the farmer's lambs. 

Out of gratitude for the farmer's generosity toward his sons, the hunter often shared the game he had hunted with the farmer. 

The farmer reciprocated by sending the hunter the cheese he had made. 

Within a short time the neighbours became good friends. 

A saying in old China went something like this, 

“One can win over and influence people the best with gestures of kindness and compassion.” 

A similar Western saying: 

“One catches more flies with honey than with vinegar."

Let us make an effort  to be polite when we speak and not make rude and sarcastic remarks at every opportunity we get, especially with our families, friends and colleagues

Guidance for Couples

Couples are on a long journey together. "The opportunity to learn to love is immense,". Marriage is a dynamic experience. "You have to keep having these conversations for the rest of your life,". "You don't wish a house, you build a house." being together should be fun. "So many people work their partners to death, work their problems to death," adding that play, intimacy and ease are important.

1. There's no such thing as Mr. or Ms. Right for you...

2. Talk isn't cheap: it's your most valuable investment.
Good, regular communication is the key to a good marriage. talking creates connection, empathy and intimacy.

3. A relationship is like a car: you need to change the oil every three months.
"How are we doing?" conversation every three months, no matter how long you have been married.

4. Being emotional is better than being rational.
relationships are by their nature emotional, not rational, so don't build a case with facts and figures -- focus on your feelings and the rest will follow.

5. No one "wins" unless you both do.
If it's about feelings, then nobody's right -- or wrong. It's a conversation, not a fight, so stop trying to win. "When you are into a win-lose pattern, you are both going to lose."

6. How you feel is up to you.
"There is probably nothing more important in a relationship than the art of making yourself happy," How? Take responsibility for your own thoughts and feelings. In some ways this has little to do with your partner. Instead of blaming others for how you feel realize that how you feel is up to you. You can choose to be angry or annoyed, or you can choose not to be. It's not what happens, it's what you make it mean.

7. Women aren't from Venus and men aren't from Mars.
Who talks more? Women? No. Studies show men talk more and interrupt more. Maybe your husband wants to be held more, maybe he needs to talk about his worries at work or his concerns about aging. You're more alike than you think!

8. When you argue, it should be all about you.
This powerful communication tool is simple: You know your own thoughts and feelings best, so stick to that. Don't tell your partner "how they think, or what they should or shouldn't be. This is being in the "other person's business."

"As soon as you start using the word you, you immediately just piss the other person off," he says. "There's no faster way to make another adult angry than to tell them what they think or feel... that you are more of an expert on their internal state than they are."

So stick to I.O.U. (I Over You) language -- say I think, I feel and I need. (The only exception is when you use you in a question: What do you want? What do you think?)

9. It's not about money. It's about what you think about money.
Every person has a financial style -- some people live for today, others want to save for tomorrow. "Neither is right or wrong," So, the key is to stop trying to win and figure out what makes each person comfortable when it comes to money.

10. Sex. It's mostly about talking... and fun.

At the end of a long, stressful day at work, after the homework, the lessons and the lunches, who has the time or the energy for sex? Assuming both people want more sex, the solution is to think more openly about sex and to talk about it. Sexual problems usually get solved not in the bedroom, but talking in the kitchen.

When one person wants sex more often than the other, the main advice is still to talk about it. The couple may have misunderstandings about what they are doing, what they want to do and what they could do. Talking openly, honestly and without fear is a start.

Google Maps Now Shows If Parking is Available


Google Maps already shows you much traffic there is on the way to your destination and therefore what is the best possible route to choose. It can also give you a pretty accurate estimated time of arrival, which can be really helpful at times.
However, what you never anticipate is whether or not you will be able to find parking when you reach your destination.
Thankfully, in a Google Maps update v9.44 beta, you will now be able to see the parking difficulty at your destination.

How Does It Work

When you search for a destination, a little “P” shows up next to your route duration estimate. It uses three indicators to let you know about the traffic conditions:
  • Easy,
  • Medium,
  • Limited.
It is actually color-coded so when the parking is “limited”, the icon will show up in a red color. The “easy” and “medium” will show up as a blue icon. Once you start driving around, it gives you further details, indicating that parking around your destination is “usually not easy” or “limited”.



The parking availability isn’t actually shown in real-time but instead gives you the information based on the usual conditions that you would expect to find at your destination.
It doesn’t even lead you into the parking space but at the very least, it gives you enough information for you to decide whether you want to take the chance to try and find parking over there or not.

Availability

The new parking indicator is still rolling out to a some users who are on the Maps beta. If you are already a beta tester, you can download the app straight away and test it out. In case you are not, you can register as a tester over here.
Or you can just download the APK from here and install it right away.
As mentioned before, the feature is gradually rolling out so it might be possible for you to not see it right away. Availability in Pakistan will also be limited and so far no parking spots are showing up. Continue watching this space for more updates.
Image courtesy: Android Police Arcicle source: ProPak

Create a Culture that Smiles

 

As leaders, one of our biggest goals is to develop a positive, collaborative, and fun culture within our teams, work groups, and organizations. Thought leaders drive home the notion of communication, culture ownership, prioritization, and structure to build "great culture." Without undercutting the importance of these initiatives, I think we are missing the small behaviors that contribute to the creation of an amazing culture.

Steve Jobs once said "We've got to make the small things unforgettable," and while he was talking about technology and innovation not culture, the advice is no less applicable today. We need to shift our mindset to build a culture that values the small things, creating a culture that smiles. :)
  • Respect everyone - Deep respect, appreciation, and kindness in loving people as humans and as individuals. As a leader, if we come from a place of love, it will naturally shape how we communicate and deliver on the small things important to our teams.
  • Trust first, doubt later - Trust your team. Give them the benefit of the doubt. Allow them to exceed our expectations. Don't be a micro-manager, hovering over every move. Give them space to make mistakes and space to excel. Trusting our teams will show appreciation for their contribution, a small step with a large impact.
  • Fully support business initiatives - While we may have some reservations, teams look to see how we implement change - good or bad. Help explain the "whys" behind decisions. Be positive about future possibilities. Give 110% to making the change a success. Remember, quality of change X communication of change = success of change!
  • Praise and thank continually - Need I say more? We don't understand how important this is for our teams. A "great job today" and a "thank you" change dinner table conversations and mean the world to our teams.
  • Leverage talents - We need to recognize the individual talents of our teams. Give them opportunities to shine. Appreciate diversity - not just on the surface, but diversity of ideas, background, and beliefs.
What do you think? How do you create a culture that smiles?
Concepts, inspiration, and quotes from Day 9: What Makes God Smile?, Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
Photo: The If Life

For those over 50


Focus on enjoying people, not on indulging in or accumulating material things.
Plan to spend whatever you have saved. You deserve to enjoy it and the few healthy years you have left.

Travel if you can afford it. Don't leave much for your children to quarrel about. Leaving something, you may even cause more trouble when you are gone.

Live in the here and now, not in the yesterday and tomorrows. It is only today that you can handle. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may not even happen.

Enjoy your grandchildren (if any) but don't be their full time baby sitter. You have no moral obligation to take care of them. After you have raised your own children, your parental obligations are finished. Let your children raise their own off-spring.

Accept physical weakness, sickness, and other physical pains. It's a part of the ageing process… After strength weakness, it's a natural part of life cycle.


Enjoy whatever your health can allow. Forgive and accept forgiveness. Enjoy peace of mind and peace of soul.
My friends have a nice day.

Story: Sampson, Californian and Carpathia


There were three ships which were nearby when the Titanic sunk.
 
One of them was known as the Sampson. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic and they saw the white flares signaling danger, but because the crew had been hunting seals illegally and didn't want to be caught, they turned and went the opposite direction away from the Titanic. This ship represents those of us who are so busy in our own sin and lives that we can't recognize when someone else is in need.
 
The next ship was the Californian. This ship was only 14 miles away from the Titanic, but they were surrounded by ice fields and the captain looked out and saw the white flares, but because the conditions weren't favorable and it was dark, he decided to go back to bed and wait until morning. The crew tried to convince themselves that nothing was happening. This ship represents those of us who say I can't do anything now. The conditions aren't right and so we wait until conditions are perfect before going out.

The last ship was the Carpathia. This ship was actually headed in a southern direction 58 miles away from the Titanic when they heard the distress cries over the radio. The captain of this ship knelt down, prayed to God for direction and then turned the ship around and went full steam ahead through the ice fields. This was the ship that saved the 705 survivors of the Titanic.

ANALOGY:
Obstacles and reasons to avoid responsibility shall always be there, but those who accept it always find a place in the hearts to be remembered for the world of good they do.
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I really wish that we all could be Carpathians in life, unlike more Sampsons and Californians... this world could be a more beautiful place to live in.

Being Humble and Grateful


A tree that wants to touch the sky
Must have its roots into the earth.
The more you want to rise upward,
The more you have to grow downwards
So to rise in life
Be Down to Earth , Humble and Grateful …

40 Tips for Healthy and Peaceful Life

Life is made up of good and bad lessons we accumulate along the way. In order to understand it, we must separate it into a few domains, each with its own lessons to teach us. This list of good advice was given by a group of people from all ages. So here are 40 great tips for a great life!

1. Drink a lot of water
2. Eat your breakfast like kings, lunch like princes, and dinner like beggars
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat fewer foods made in factories
4. Live your life according to the TEE princpile: Truth, Empathy and Energy.
5. Make time for contemplation and/or prayer
6. Involve more game playing in your life
7. Read more books than you read last year
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes a day
9. Invest at least 7 hours of sleep every sleep
10. Take 10-30 minutes to walk somewhere each day. Smile while you walk.
11. Don't compare your lives to those of others. You have no idea what their journey actually looks like.
12. Don't waste time on negative thoughts or things you cannot change. Instead, divert your energy to a positive moment in the present.
13. Don't exaggerate in your actions, keep yourself in check.
14. You don't have to win EVERY argument. Agree to disagree.
15. Don't waste your energy gossiping.
16. Dream more while you're awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You may already have all you need, but if not, envy won't get it for you.
18. Forget past events and don't remind your partners of their past mistakes. It will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life's too short to hate people. Don't hate in vain.

20. Make peace with your past, or it will destroy you at present.
21. No one is responsible for your happiness but you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you're here to learn. Problems are just a part of learning, but the lesson they teach will be with you for life.
23. Smile more. Laugh more.
24. Don't take yourselves so seriously, no one else will!
25. Call your family often.
26. Every day give or do something good for another.
27. Forgive everyone, for everything.
28. Spend time with people over 80 and under 6 - it will teach you a lot.
29. Try to make at least three people smile, every day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your concern.
31. Your work won't take care of you when you're sick. Your family and friends will. Don't cut ties.
32. Do the right thing. It pays in the long-term.
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or brings you enjoyment.
34. When you are angry or upset, seek solitude before taking it out on the people around it.
35. Forgiveness heals all wounds.
36. No matter how good or bad the current situation is, it'll change.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you wake up alive in the morning, don't take it for granted - embrace it.
39. The secret of secrets in your heart is that you CAN be happy - so be happy.
40. Never forget to enjoy the time you have, the moment you are in, and the people that share these things with you

3 Kinds of Thinking


Your world arises from your thoughts and emotions. Your outer situations reflect your inner state. You financial, relationship and health situations - why they are so, and you can change them without fail by your thoughts and emotions.

We all talk to ourselves in our minds. This mental conversation with ourselves never stops.

You maintain your world by your self-talk. Remember, what you think about is what determines your next behaviour. It is limited to your limited ideas and it is 90% repetitive. This is what keeps your world as it is without any change. When you finally stop the self-talk it becomes optimistic and positive.

There are three kinds of people…

1. There are those that are not even aware that they are having a mental conversation with themselves they can’t even remember what they were thinking.

2. Then there are those who know they have mental self-talk, but they are unable to control its direction.

3. Small fraction of the population that can turn self-talk off completely. These are the masters. They have chosen to quiet the mind and become aware. They are quite and simply observant without comment, judgment or thought.

As long as you keep your self-talk on, you will be bound to repeat the same path, the same choices, the same errors, over and over. There is nothing new and nothing fresh. 90% of your thoughts you have per day are repetitive.

Audit your thoughts. Become aware of your self-talk and stop it. At the right time, your spirit will give you the appropriate Thought. Real thought is clear, powerful, decisive, and lovingly without fear. It is a statement of pure knowing.

When you stop your self-talk, you create a vacuum. When you drop your self-talk, the most amazing accomplishments begin to happen.

You have to train yourself to control or stop self talk.

The Value Of Positive Focus

The Value Of Positive Focus
To change the focus from negative to positive is to create hope. Our normal conversations and interactions are full of negativity, whether we are aware of this or not. So without our conscious knowledge, we develop a negative approach to life.
 
It is important for me to be aware when my conversations with others becomes negative.
 
I need to make a conscious change to start being more positive, and appreciate what life gives me. So much good in my life goes unnoticed. When I focus  in the positive it creates an environment of enthusiasm for the future that effects everyone around me.

Can Garlic Control High Blood Pressure

Garlic is a miracle herb that has been held in high esteem for over 6000 years and it is a cure for High Blood Pressure.
Most diseases and illnesses occur because man has gone against mother natures laws of life - be it stress, smoking, alcohol, obesity, sedentary lifestyle etc. However despite this one can still take recourse to natural wonders or miracle herbs and spices for the cure of illnesses. Generally these herbs and spices cause lesser side effects and even perhaps increases your longevity. Garlic is one such miracle herb that has been held in high esteem for over 6000 years.
 
Garlic has been extensively used in the past, not only in China and Egypt, but also in Germany and in countries all over the world.
Khnoom Khoufouf, the builder of the ancient pyramids in 4500 B.C said -“It is ordered that all my workers take garlic everyday to maintain their health and strength”
Garlic (allium sativum) has originated from Asia and belongs to the family of liliaceae or the lily family. It is a perennial bulb made up of 7-35 divided cloves or bulblets that are covered in papery, transparently white glistening skin. The medicinal part of the plant is the bulb. The peculiar strong scent of garlic is due to its sulfur containing compound or volatile oil known as Allicin.
 
Can Garlic Control High Blood Pressure
Garlic is considered for a multitude of disorders and illnesses besides hypertension because of its properties. It is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal in nature. It is used in the treatment of allergies or hay fever, herpes, sunburns, heart ailments like arteriosclerosis and cholesterol problems. Garlic is also an anticarcinogenic food and useful in typhoid, sinusitis, laryngitis and pneumonia, influenza and other respiratory illnesses. It is antispasmodic in nature as it eases the spasms of small arteries, and prevents the development of blood clots. Garlic is also used to treat rheumatism and is antiparasitic in nature. It is a known insecticide, protects against disease and increases strength and productivity.
 
High Blood Pressure - The pressure or tension exerted by the blood on the arteries and the venous blood vessels is called blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg, where 120 is the systolic blood pressure (SBP) and 80 is the diastolic blood pressure (DBP).
High blood pressure occurs when the blood is pumped by the heart through the system that is abnormally fast and powerful. This sustained greater than normal force and pressure can cause damage to the arteries.
 
Prehypertension or Borderline Hypertension is when the systolic pressure is between 120 to 139 and/or the diastolic pressure is between 80 and 89.
Stage 1 hypertension is when the systolic pressure is between 140 to 159 and/or the diastolic pressure is between 90 and 99.
Stage 2 hypertension is when the systolic blood pressure is around 160 to 179 and the diastolic blood pressure is from100 till about 120.
Stage 3 Hypertension is increased blood pressure when the systolic blood pressure is more than 180 and the diastolic blood pressure is more than 120.
 
High blood pressure is of two types:
Essential Hypertension or Primary Hypertension - When increase in the blood pressure or hypertension is not due to any underlying disease process.
 
Secondary hypertension - When hypertension is because of some other disease or illness, such as an underlying kidney disease or a heart block it is known as secondary hypertension.
 
Factors that can contribute to Primary or Essential Hypertension - Most of the associated causes are because of lifestyle problems, such as:
1. Stress and Tension: In the fast paced environment that we live in, stress and its associated problems are a common cause to increase blood pressure. This is more in “type A personalities” or in people who are high achievers.
2. Smoking: Nicotine in cigarettes and tobacco increase BP (blood pressure).
3. Obesity: Obesity has the maximum contribution in increasing BP. This is because the heart has to work more to keep up with the increased body mass, which requires more blood for the supply of essential oxygen and nutrients to tissues in your body.
4. Sedentary Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity or a sedentary lifestyle tends to increase the heart rate and makes your heart work more!
5. Saturated fatty acids in the diet can also result in an elevated level of blood pressure.
6. Alcohol: Alcohol intake increases the risks of hypertension.
7. Elderly: The elderly are more at risk for hypertension because of reduced complaibility and flexibility of blood vessels.
8. Excessive Salt intake: Excessive normal salt or sodium in the diet can result in fluid retention and high blood pressure.
9. Potassium intake: Low potassium diet increases the sodium in the cells due to the sodium potassium pump.
10. Hereditary: High blood pressure is often familial in nature and runs in families.
 
Causes of Secondary Hypertension High blood pressure secondary to an underlying condition or disorder such as hormonal disorders, thyroid disease, kidney disease, adrenal gland disease, and the use of drugs such as oral contraceptives. This type of high blood pressure is called secondary hypertension.
 
Read more: Can Garlic Control High Blood Pressure / Hypertensionhttp://www.medindia.net/…/can-garlic-control-high-blood-pre…
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Start Thinking For Yourself!


You must learn to start thinking for yourself. If you are not thinking for yourself, then by default you are living your life based upon what others think is best for you. There’s an old saying, if you don’t steer the boat, someone else will.


If you are living your life based upon what other people want for you instead of what you truly want for yourself, then you really aren't living the life that you intended to live. So, take control! Start thinking for yourself.

You have inner feeling. Some call it gut instinct - you just KNOW your wants?. That’s the real YOU doing everything – send a message about your desires. It’s time to follow your gut instinct and let your inner voice get louder and direct you on the path you want to achieve.

Believe in yourself and know YOUR path, the Universe gets on board and supports you in everything you do!

Know this perfectly well and you will have all your desire delivered at your doorstep.

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7 Great Password Tips!

Passwords - Tips - More Secure
Password safety - you've heard it all before and you're probably tired of hearing about it, but it's something that we cannot emphasize enough: creating a weak password is like leaving all of your doors unlocked. Just because you have never been robbed before doesn't mean that it's safe to leave your doors unlocked, does it? It only takes that one time for you to lose everything, and the same is true for your email accounts, bank accounts, and whatever other valuable accounts that you possess.  
 
 
 
Passwords - Tips - More Secure
Nobody wants to try to remember 20 unique passwords for 20 different accounts, and that is why many of us decide to reuse the same password across multiple sites. However, although this is very convenient, it can backfire spectacularly. If a cyber criminal gets access to one of your accounts, they automatically have access to all of your accounts. Therefore, with cybercrime getting more and more common, having a different password for each account is absolutely essential.
Maybe one day, with our ever-increasing technology, we'll move beyond passwords and usernames, but for the time being, it's absolutely critical to strengthen your weak passwords. It takes little effort on your part, and trust us, you don't want to be the one who loses everything only to realize that all of your problems could've been prevented with just a few simple tweaks.


The Worst Passwords of 2015
It's not easy to determine the "worst" passwords being used as passwords are kept hidden and secret. However, in 2016 a company called SplashData went to the bother of tallying up over 2 million leaked passwords from 2015, evaluated them, and compiled them into a ranking of "Worst Passwords of 2015". Below are the worst 15:
1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. 12345
6. 123456789
7. football
8. 1234
9. 1234567
10. baseball
11. welcomes
12. 1234567890
13. abc123
14. 111111
15. 1qaz2wsx

As you can see, these really are bad. If you have one of the aforementioned passwords, you might as well not have a password at all. A hacker would have a field day with your accounts if you have passwords this simple. Also, if you think that your password is safe because it doesn't appear on that list, you'd best think again. These passwords are extremely bad because they all have the same characteristics of easily-hacked passwords, and it's possible that your own password does too.
So let us take a look at what makes these passwords terrible and what you can do to ensure that all your accounts are safe.
1. The Obvious Password
 
Passwords - Tips - More Secure

Seven of the worst offenders in the list above are all slight variations of the same basic password: consecutive numbers. People use this type of password because it is easy to remember and super easy to type - which is why qwerty is also on the list. But, your password isn't meant to be easy! Using obvious consecutive number passwords - one that took you seconds to come up with - is just asking for trouble. In fact, many cyber criminals have access to automated hacking programs that try these common number passwords in order to hack into your accounts.

2. The Default Password
It's astounding that "password" is used as often as it is. This is the default password for most devices, but it's expected that the user will change it to something secure. However, it seems that a lot of people are lazy and either refuse or forget to change it. Therefore, if you have kept the default password as it is, it would take no effort for a hacker to break into your account and help themselves to whatever they want. 
Here's some advice: if you get a new device or account and you get given a default username and password - such as admin/password or admin/admin - do yourself a huge favor and change it immediately.

 
3. The Short Password
 
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Length is important when it comes down to password size. Every extra character - be it a letter, number or symbol - expands the possibility space and makes your password harder to crack. Therefore, nothing is worse than a short password, and this is made evident when you take a look at the list of rubbish passwords - only 2 of them have more than 8 characters, and 8 is even too short nowadays for real protection.
So, make your password longer! Yes, longer than what you've got already! If you're wondering whether your password is long enough...it probably isn't. Chuck on a couple of extra characters at the end.

4. The "No Numbers or Symbols" Password
Generally speaking, a longer password consisting of only letters is better than a shorter password with letters, symbols and numbers. However, longer passwords that incorporate letters, numbers and symbols are even better.
The reason behind this is that you want to maximize the number of possible choices for every single character in your password. If you have only used letters, that's 26 possible choices per character while if you use numbers, symbols and letters, that's 46 possible choices per character - this difference has an exponential impact.

 
5. The "L33T SP34K" Password
If you're thinking about using symbols and numbers in your password, there is one caveat you should be aware of: if your password has complete words, don't make simple letter-to-number or letter-to-symbol substitutions for individual characters.
For example, in cableCABLE, don't replace the a with @, the l with 1, the A with 4 or the E with 3. You might believe that c@b1eC4BL3 is a great password that is stronger than the original, but there's a very high chance that is actually isn't.
Cybercriminals know all the tricks in the book, so if one is trying to hack into your accounts, they're going to try these substitutions anyway.


6. The "Personal Information" Password
 

Whenever you're trying to come up with a new password, we must stress that you should never ever use any personal information. A great password should have no relation to you at all.
For example, a lot of people like football and baseball, both of which can be seen on the list above. If you're a big fan or either sport, it would be pretty trivial to guess.
Nowadays, thanks to social media profiles, personal details are available at the click of a finger, and this kind of access makes it a lot easier for hackers to guess weak passwords.

 
7. The Pattern Password
 
A lot of people tend to memorize their passwords by using muscle memory, so whenever they need to come up with a new password for a new account, it's always tempting for them to rely on some kind of keyboard pattern. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this as long as you do it properly. After all, muscle memory is an effective way to memorize long passwords that are otherwise nonsensical. However, please never resort to over simplistic patterns such as 1qaz2wsx, qwerty, or qwertyuiop.


So, What Makes a Good Password?
You should have a good idea as to what makes a good password by now, but read the following criteria just to make extra sure - it won't do you any harm.
  • It should be at least 8 characters long.
  • It should contain special characters such as #,@,$,%, & and/or numbers.
  • It shouldn't contain words found in the dictionary.
  • It should use a variation of upper and lower case letters.
  • It must not contain personal information such as your date of birth, phone number, spouse's name, pet's name, kid's name, or login name.