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Health / Tips to Exercise Safely
« about: July 15, 2019, 07:33:49 PM »
Exercising regularly has wide-ranging physical, emotional and social health benefits. You need to exercise safely to remain healthy and injury-free. If it’s safe and painless, you’re more likely to stick to it! Safety is about using common sense, understanding basic techniques and listening to your body.

See your doctor for a check-up before embarking on a physical activity program. Your doctor, physiotherapist or local sporting club can offer you tips about staying safe while exercising.

Here are some tips to stay safe and injury-free:
1. Be aware of your body. Think about how the particular exercise is making you feel. If something doesn’t feel right, stop immediately and seek medical advice.
2. Warm up and cool down. Try slow stretches and go through the motions of your sport or activity before starting. Cool down with slow stretching.
3. Pace yourself. Have at least one recovery day each week to rest. If you are experiencing pain, rest until the pain has gone.
4. Mix it up. Try other sports and exercises to reduce the risk of overtraining.
5. Strap or tape. If a joint is prone to injury, consider strapping or taping it before exercising. Even better, see an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist to obtain a program to strengthen the injured area and get advice on proper taping techniques.
6. Stay hydrated. You can lose around one and a half litres of fluid for every hour of exercise; so drink water before, during and after a session.
7. Be weather aware. Take it easier in hot weather and wear clothing and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
8. Do it right. Try to get the technique right from the beginning, to ensure you are using your muscles correctly.
9. Check your gear. Make sure your shoes and equipment fit properly and are right for the activity. Look after your equipment and check it regularly for safety.
10. Be sensible, especially at night or in secluded areas. Take a friend or your dog, stick to well-lit areas and wear bright or light-reflective clothing so drivers can see you.


« about: July 15, 2019, 07:16:03 PM »
No one wants to get hurt, but sometimes we neglect best safety practices because it takes extra time and effort, a little extra time is always worth it to avoid an injury.
Checking workplace safety throughout the day is an easy way to keep your working environment safe. If you are a supervisor, it shows your employees that you care about them and their well-being. Being safety oriented can help improve your employees’ morale, productivity, and even make a good impression on visitors.

Here are 10 quick and easy tips for a safer manufacturing workplace.

1. Inform Supervisors of Unsafe Conditions
If you see something that could potentially hurt someone, remove the object or clean the area if you can do so safely. Otherwise, inform your supervisor. Since your supervisor is legally obligated to keep you and your fellow employees’ working environment safe, they must take action.

2. Use Equipment, Machines, and Tools Properly
Misusing tools and machines is the most prevalent cause of workplace injuries. When using equipment, make sure that you are using each piece of equipment for its intended purpose and are using it correctly. Furthermore, regularly clean and inspect equipment to ensure that it is safe.

3. Wear Safety Equipment (PPE)
When cleaning up messes and using equipment, make sure you wear the proper safety equipment. Making sure you wear the proper safety equipment and checking that your safety equipment is undamaged significantly lowers your likelihood of getting injured

4. Prevent Slips and Trips
As the second most prevalent cause of nonfatal occupational injuries, it is vital to ensure that aisles are clear and spills are cleaned to prevent employees from tripping or slipping. If you are dealing with a liquid, use drip pans and guards. Clean up any spills immediately to keep conditions safe. Also, check your workplace to make sure there are no holes, loose boards, or nails projecting from the floor. If any of these characteristics exist, replace the damaged flooring. In areas that cannot easily be cleaned, consider installing anti-slip flooring.

5. Keep Work Areas and Emergency Exits Clear
Make sure to remove any clutter blocking emergency exits, equipment shutoffs, and areas that you are working. A cluttered work area can lead to not having enough space to use tools and pick up heavy objects properly. Furthermore, if an exit is obstructed, you may not be able to quickly escape if an emergency occurs. Placing equipment in proper storage areas after use will help keep the work area and emergency exits clear.

6. Eliminate Fire Hazards
If you are using combustible materials in the work environment, only keep the amount you need for the task at hand. When you are not using the flammable material, store the chemical in an assigned safe storage area away from sources of ignition. Also, store combustible waste in metal receptacles and dispose of it daily. 5 percent or more of a room’s surface being covered at 0.8 millimeters of dust—about the width of a dime—can cause an explosion if the dust catches on fire. To prevent dust accumulation, use industrial vacuums to frequently clean areas where dust gathers.

7. Avoid Tracking Hazardous Materials
To ensure that hazardous materials are not accidentally tracked into other areas, make sure that work area mats are maintained and kept clean. Prevent cross-contamination by using different cleaning materials—such as mops—for various spills, and change clothes if you spill toxic materials on them. Also, if you work with toxic materials, do not wear your work clothes home.

8. Prevent Objects from Falling
To keep objects from falling, use protections such as nets, toe boards, and toe rails. In addition, stack boxes straight up and down, and place heavy objects on lower shelves. Furthermore, keep stacked objects out of the way of aisles and work areas.

9. Use Correct Posture when Lifting
To avoid injuring your back when you are trying to pick up an item, keep your back straight, use your legs to lift, and pick up the item without stooping or twisting. Whenever possible, use mechanical aids such as a conveyor belt, wheelbarrow, or forklift.

10. Take Work Breaks From Time to Time
Many work-related injuries occur when a worker is tired and cannot adequately observe dangers in their surroundings. By taking regular breaks, you are able to stay more alert when working.


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« about: June 23, 2019, 08:45:00 PM »
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« about: June 21, 2019, 08:40:46 PM »
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Safety / Ways to stay safer in large crowds.
« about: June 13, 2019, 08:46:06 AM »
Ways to stay safer in large crowds

These ideas can help you and the family become more likely to find safety in numbers.

There may be safety in numbers, but attending busy sporting events, concerts, and other large gatherings is not without risks. Protect yourself, your family, and your money when in a packed crowd. Here's how:

Prevent injuryMake sure you know where the exits are.Consider leaving if the crowd seems to be getting out of control.Don't wear loose clothing or accessories that could become tangled or pulled.Wear closed-toe shoes and keep the laces tied to prevent tripping.Avoid standing on or near structures that could collapse.Walk around crowds rather than pushing through them.Leave early or late to avoid the rush when the event is over.If you're caught in a moving crowd, walk sideways or diagonally across it to work your way out.Avoid illnessMake sure your vaccinations are up-to-date.Keep your hands away from your face.Wash your hands often, especially before and after eating or using the restroom.Avoid sitting or standing near individuals who appear sick.Deter pickpocketsTry to carry only your identification, cash, and one credit card.Carry important items in your front pockets.Wrap a rubber band around your wallet so it's more difficult to remove from your pocket.Choose a purse with zipper, button, or clasp closures, and a strap that hangs across your body.Stick togetherKeep a diligent eye on your children.Dress your group alike or in bright-colored, unique clothing.Before leaving the house, take a photo of your child with a camera or phone. If you become separated, you will have an up-to-date photo of your child and what he or she is wearing to give to officials.Pick a place to rendezvous with your group if you become separated.Remind younger children to avoid strangers, and help them identify police officers or officials to go to when lost.Place your phone number in your child's pocket in case you're separated.Keep your phone charged and on. Program it to vibrate as well as ring.


Health / 5 Best exercises to improve heart health
« about: June 13, 2019, 08:34:20 AM »


5 Best exercises to improve heart health

You don’t need to be a hardcore athlete to boost your heart health. Moderate exercisecan significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses as well as improve your endurance, strength and flexibility. Any amount and type of physical activity is beneficial for your overall health, but read on for the amount of exercise and the top five exercises that will best benefit your heart.

How much exercise do you need for heart health?

Experts recommend doing some form of moderate aerobic activity for at least 150 minutes or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week. You can spread the minutes out in any manner that works for your schedule. For example, you can take a 22-minute walk each day (moderate) or run 15 minutes five times per week (vigorous). The key is scheduling some form of moderate to vigorous cardiovascular activity into your week and actually doing it.

5 Best exercises to improve heart health

Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise is any form of activity that increases your respiratory and heart rate, essentially challenging your heart to work harder and become stronger. Cardiovascular fitnesswill improve the way your body uses oxygen. As your heart becomes stronger, you will find that you aren’t winded walking up the stairs, you can perform physical activity longer, and your resting heart rate will be lower, meaning your heart is more efficient at pumping blood through your body. Though any aerobic exercise is good for your heart, these five physical activities are top-notch for heart health.

1. Brisk walking

The human body was born to walk. Whether you rack up the miles on a treadmill or hit the road, brisk walking is a natural way to improve your fitness. Wear supportive, comfortable walking shoes, strap on your iPod and get moving. Though a leisure stroll is better than sitting on your couch, push yourself to walk at a fast pace to achieve a moderate intensity level.

2. Running

Though more challenging than walking, running is another heart-healthy physical activity that the human body is ready-made to do (barring physical limitations or injuries). In addition, it is one of the best ways to burn calories (a 150-pound person can burn 100 calories per mile), a bonus if you are also trying to lose weight to reduce your risk of heart disease. If you are a beginner to running, start out with a brisk walk and add 1 to 2 minutes of running every 5 minutes of walking. As you get more fit, you can increase the minutes you run until you don’t need to walk in between.

3. Swimming

The pool may be a great place to float lazily along, but that water can also be a full body fitness challenge. Swimming laps or even participating in water fitness classes will not only raise your heart rate and improve your heart health, the water provides multi-directional resistance that will improve your muscular strength and tone. Swimming is a safe alternative if you have joint problems that walking or running can aggravate.

4. Cycling

Another cardiovascular activity that is easy on the joints, cycling is a low-impact exercise that you can do solo in the gym, in a spin class, or outside on the road or trails. Make efficient use of your cycling time and bike to work or to do your errands. Even better, join a cycling club and enjoy the camraderie. While your heart is pumping you’ll also be building strength and toning your lower body as well as your core muscles, if you take your bike off-road.

5. Interval or circuit training

If doing a solid stint of aerobic exercise bores you tears, mix up your cardio. For example, for every 3 minutes of cardio, do 1 strength training exercise or a high-intensity burst of cardio for 1 minute. Another option is to choose 5 to 10 strength training exercises and perform 1 set of each, doing lower weight and higher repetitions while moving quickly from one exercise to the next to keep your heart rate up. This type of training will not only keep you motivated to exercise, it will improve your muscular strength, endurance and heart health.


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« about: May 31, 2019, 02:58:14 PM »
Following are ten simple common-sense rules which, if followed will increase the bodily and mental vigor of any person by 100 percent. If you have thought you were enjoying perfect health, try these ten simple rules for a brief 30-day test. The result will amaze you. You will feel like a new person.

Vigorous, energetic health costs very little, if any in money. You simply pay the cost in added effort. The results are worth many times the effort.

If you will adopt these rules and stick rigidly to them, you can guarantee yourself at least ten years longer life -- accidents barred.

Especially the rule pertaining to daily rub-downs, will prove a guarantee for longer life. The physical trainer who was in charge of the physical condition of ex-President Taft conducted a nationwide investigation to learn the secret of long life. He interviewed and extensively questioned every person he could reach who had attained the age of 100 years. He sought the secret of living to be a hundred, if there was any one secret. The result of this research amazed him. Some attributed their long life to the fact they never had smoked, but others had been smokers. Some to the fact they were vegetarians, but others attained 100 while eating meat. Practically every one gave different reasons to which they, themselves, attributed their long life. But the physical trainer was surprised to find that there was only one thing which all in common had practiced, and to which virtually none of them gave any credit -- every single one of them had habitually taken daily rubdowns. The importance of the regular daily rubdown cannot be over emphasized. This does two things of paramount importance. First it invigorates the cells, and second it stimulates blood circulation.

If you can have the strength of will and the determination to put these rules into daily practice, and keep them up, you not only feel better, but will have a keener mind, clearer vision, and greater capacity both mentally and physically.


1.Sleep -- Be sure of good ventilation -- PLENTY OF FRESH AIR in the bedroom all night, winter and summer. I know people who still follow the old injurious fallacy of shutting up all the windows and doors tight at night. They are afraid they will take cold if they let in fresh air. They could not be farther from the truth, as any doctor or physician will testify. Those who sleep with windows wide open seldom have colds. Fresh air is FREE -- and nothing is more vital to health, but avoid drafts striking you.

Sleep on the side and never flat on the back, which overheats the spine and often leads to serious conditions. If possible sleep alone.

2.Arise -- Get right out of bed the instant you awaken. Do not lie in bed, or turn over for a second sleep, no matter how tired or dragged down you feel. A second sleep dulls the mind.

3.Bath and rubdown -- Take a regular morning shower bath if possible, making it short and snappy, ending with a vigorous rubdown. If no shower is available, take a tub bath at least two or three times a week. End with cold water, especially in cold weather. This closes the pores and prevents chilling and taking cold.

If no shower is available, take a vigorous rubdown in the bedroom daily or twice daily, using a Turkish or bath towel or massage brush. Begin at wrists and feet massaging vigorously toward the heart. If the room is cold, just apply a little more energy -- the vigorous rubbing will keep you warm.

4.Head rub and shampoo -- Before leaving the bedroom, massage and rub the scalp vigorously with tips of fingers, suitable stiff bristle brush, or electric vibrator. This stimulates new circulation thru the scalp, makes the brain more active, and is the best guarantee there is against baldness. Shampoo the hair at least every two or three weeks. Be sure to use neutral, mild soap (imported castile is best) and rinse thoroughly.

5.Water -- Immediately after breakfast, drink one or two full glasses of water. Start in with whatever you can drink, increasing it till you are able to take one or two full glasses. Soon you will crave it. Drink twice as much water through the day as you have been accustomed to doing, if you are an average individual. This morning glass of water is very important.

6.Breakfast -- Avoid too heavy a breakfast. If you eat pancakes, eat but few. Do not eat too many eggs, and never more than two or three times a week. Eggs are good food, but too many produce a sluggish liver. Avoid soggy, heavy foods. Eat some fruit if possible -- especially grapefruit, oranges, etc.

7.Food -- In the main, simply eat what you find agrees with you -- but be sure to get a reasonable amount of fruits, and leafy vegetables (lettuce, raw cabbage, spinach, etc.) and milk, every day. Avoid meals loaded with meat, potatoes, beans, corn, etc., unless balanced with leafy vegetables and fruits.

For health's sake eat very little or none of the meats called "unclean" and forbidden under the Old Testament Mosaic law. Above all, eat slowly, and CHEW THOROUGHLY before swallowing. Avoid overeating. Most people eat twice what they should.

8.Elimination -- Nothing is more vital to health than habitual regularity of elimination. Constipation is nothing but the penalty of lack of regularity. Pills will not CURE constipation. Nothing but the re-establishment of regularity of habit will cure it. For those suffering from this, I would advise resorting to divine healing -- but be sure you deserve it by reestablishment of regular habits, preferably at a set time of day. Also regulate diet to aid this.

9.Breathing -- At least three times during the day -- preferably bed time, rising time and once during the day -- go outdoors, or open all the windows and doors in the house, stand erect, chest out and shoulders back, and BREATHE DEEPLY several times. Inhale slowly through the nose, till lungs are completely full. Exhale through the mouth, till the lungs are entirely emptied of air. Repeat several times. Try to learn the habit of breathing deeply, taking in more air and more completely emptying the lungs at every breath.

10.Exercise -- Few people past twenty- five get sufficient exercise, except those who are farmers, or get exercise through daily labor. Even in this case it is likely that only certain parts of the body are receiving sufficient exercise. Walking in the fresh air every day is good. For those who lead an in-door life, such sports as golf or tennis are splendid. Often bedroom exercises are advisable. Your body and muscles will not likely wear out, but can more easily rust out. Each individual must determine for himself what additional exercise, if any, he needs, as differing daily occupations naturally affect this.

It goes without saying that all forms of dissipation must be avoided if these 10 health rules are to prove successful. There are many forms of dissipation too: besides such things as drinking, smoking and keeping late hours.

Perhaps the most common form of dissipation in the average Christian home is coffee and tea drinking. People who would never think of smoking or chewing tobacco will drink several cups of coffee or tea daily, actually injuring their bodies through this dissipation more than thousands of smokers through tobacco. The heavy coffee drinker is sinning to a greater degree against his body than a light smoker. Scientific tests show that the normal individual in good vigorous health may drink one cup of coffee or one cup of tea, per day without noticeable physical affect. Some people cannot drink any without injury. But two cups or more, according to scientific tests, are sufficient to overcome the reserve of bodily "resistance" and produce noticeably injurious affects. The Bible lends advice here, too, when it tells us to be temperate in all things.

In addition to the 10 rules for DAILY observance I am appending three rules for annual or semi-annual observance which will prove a wise precaution for the person who desires full, perfect, vigorous health.

So if your eyes are laboring under a strain, or if an abscessed tooth is shooting poison into your system, or if a spine which is out of proper adjustment is causing undue pressure on certain nerves, or if something is organically wrong then obviously no amount of health rules will produce perfect health. The rules above are for KEEPING you fit. But it is wise to check up frequently.

1.Dental -- Go to a good reliable dentist every six months -- at most not less than once a year. Have teeth thoroughly cleaned, in addition to daily brushing, and have them examined thoroughly. If you have any dead teeth, have them x-rayed every 6 months. Often a dead tooth is abscessed and pumping poison into the system for years before it is discovered. Bad teeth will nullify every effort you make to build up health.

2.Physical Examination -- Every person should undergo an occasional physical examination by a competent physician -- at least once a year. Test heart, blood, etc. Test for organic weaknesses which might lead to serious consequences. Don't wait till you are sick -- check up on your condition and learn of anything wrong BEFORE it becomes dangerous.

3.Osteopath -- I advise going to a good drugless doctor for spinal examination, at least once a year. They can check up on conditions, and treat them, which medical doctors would not discover. It is important to keep the spine in proper adjustment.


Health / Simple Rules For Personal Health and Hygiene
« about: May 31, 2019, 02:42:23 PM »

Have you been following a plan for your own personal hygiene, or do you get up in the morning, take a bath, brush and blow dry your hair, use the bathroom through the day, and go to bed at night? If you only do the latter, you need to put more planning and preparation into your personal care and grooming.

Cleanliness is seen nowadays as next to Godliness, and neglect of your own personal hygiene may cause health and social problems of which you are not even aware. Bad breath, for example, is a common problem–the perpetrator is often accused of it, but he or she may not be attending to it. Problems such as dandruff are forgivable, but good looks are usually the result of great care and attention paid to personal grooming. You should put some time and effort into it if you want to feel and look your best every day.

All external parts of the body need time and attention. Below is a partial list of the body parts which you should be taking care of with your grooming plan. Here are some tips as to how to attend to your most common and ordinary daily grooming needs.


First of all, keep your hair at a length and style which you can properly maintain in a cleanly manner at all times. Wash your crowning glory at least twice per week, using a mild shampoo devoid of borax or alkalis. It is not a good idea to use soap, as it can leave a fine film of stickiness in your hair. Shampoo is meant to wash totally out of your hair. Be sure and carefully towel dry your hair after you wash it, and be cautious with the blow dryer. You don’t want your hair to become too dry and brittle. Especially if you have long or thick hair, brush it three to four times per day, using a soft bristled brush or wide toothed comb. Be sure to wash your hair grooming tools every time you wash your hair. And oil your scalp with grooming oil once per week, preferably one hour before you wash it. A hot oil treatment is fine–if you know exactly what you are doing.

Hair coloring or dye is not recommended, as no current dyes have been found to be completely safe for long term use. They contain chemicals which can seep into your scalp and even cause premature hair loss. So we recommend not using hair dye if possible. Also, try not to wear a hat for a very long period of time. Wearing hats has also been shown to cause premature hair loss. Redheads need to be particularly concerned, as they are subject to early hair loss.


A good bath once or twice per day is essential for cleanliness and good grooming. You should always bathe after any strenuous physical activity. Mild soaps are best, and you don’t need to use a germicidal or antiseptic soap unless you have a medical or “smelliness” problem. Bath brushes, bath sponges, and mildly abrasive scrubbers are recommended. You must also pay special attention to your genitals and anal area, as lack of care paid to these can lead to serious infections–as well as an inadequate sex life. Rinse yourself thoroughly after washing, and be sure to use a dry and clean towel to properly dry yourself. Don’t ever share towels, try not to share bathing equipment, and wash all of your equipment after each bath. Putting a teaspoonful of bleach in one gallon of warm water, rinse your bathing equipment in the water, and then under warm running water. And always change into completely clean underwear after each bath.

It’s good to use a fine organic moisturizing oil or cream every day, especially as you get older. Put it on at night to avoid that sticky feeling, and so as to not attract dust and filmy dirt throughout the day.


Brush your teeth two to three times every day, or after meals or snacks as needed. It’s important especially to brush right before bedtime. Pay attention to getting rid of the food particles stuck between your teeth. Flossing is highly recommended over toothpicks for this. You only need about a pea sized dab of toothpaste on your toothbrush. When brushing, brush down on the upper teeth and brush up on the lower teeth, using a circular motion. Also, brush the inner as well as the outer surface of your teeth, and before you brush each time, carefully brush your tongue.

Your toothbrush should never be shared with anyone. It should have resilient bristles, and it should be well rinsed and left somewhere completely sanitary to dry after each usage. Try to use organic toothpaste, one that’s completely safe and free of harsh abrasives or strong antiseptics. Baking soda has been found to be a very effective substitute for toothpaste, if you don’t mind its strong flavor.


You should always be washing your hands. There’s no such thing as too often. Use a good hand cream if they become dry. Pay attention to your fingernails when you wash your hands. A good nail brush placed near your bathroom sink is a sound investment. Use soap every time you wash, and always wash before and after meals–and after you go to the bathroom. Many infections such as E. coli are caused every day by people who don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom. You should also keep washing your hands while preparing meals.


Your fingernails completely replace themselves every five to six months. You need to keep them well trimmed, and preferably buffed and polished too. Men can buff their nails and use a nail shining tool instead of polish to give their nails a healthy glow. Women may of course polish their nails with beautiful colors, which can hide the discoloration that comes with age. Clip your nails to the length you want them, but don’t ever trim too close to the skin. If your nails chip easily, consider adding more protein to your diet, as finger and toenails are all made of protein. Eating gelatin can work for this.

Very brittle, highly yellow or discolored nails can be a sign of a serious health problem. Please see your doctor immediately if you have this. Also, do not always keep your nails painted with polish. This can lead to stripping of the natural keratin of the nails. Also, either go out or give yourself a home manicure and a pedicure once every couple of weeks. Be sure and buy a very good manicure kit for this purpose.


Many people take no care whatsoever of their own feet, usually to their detriment. Always keep your toenails clipped, shaping the nails but not cutting too close to the skin. Always give your feet a good scrubbing with a pumice stone or mildly abrasive brush when taking a bath, and before you put on your socks, dry carefully between your toes. Try wearing a clean pair of cotton socks every day; this will pamper your feet and keep them dry and not smelly. Powder your feet after you take a bath. Try not to wear the same pair of shoes every day, and alternate wearing your shoe pairs. And make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Comfort and safety should come before stylishness. High heels can lead to the shortening of important calf muscles.


Your underarms don’t emit an odor until you hit your preteens. That’s when your apocrine glands, which are located under your arms and around your genitals, begin to function, producing a milky, oily type of perspiration. Bacteria then thrive in this sweat, causing the familiar underarm odor.

To control strong odor, you can wash daily with an antibacterial soap such as Lever 2000. You should always wear clean clothes that are free of staining and sweat. Use a deodorant that is also an antiperspirant, which will dry up moisture in the armpits. Cut back on your caffeine intake-it puts your apocrine glands into overdrive. After a bath, dust yourself liberally with a fine talcum powder. Always drink plenty of water, both to flush your system of toxins and to regulate your bowels. This alone may end some problems you may have with “smelliness.”


Getting a “healthy tan” is not considered to be healthy anymore. Now doctors are telling us that you shouldn’t mind your pale skin. Skin cancer, which is often deadly, is not a fair trade for good looks. When sunning, protect your fair skin with an at least SPF 30 sunscreen lotion. Keep your skin oiled and moisturized during the summer, and don’t bother with the “bronze look.”


Around puberty, your hair follicles respond to hormones raging in your body. You can end up with hair around your belly button, on your back, near your breasts and for both women and men, on your upper lip. If it’s especially coarse, show your doctor, as you may have a treatable hormonal imbalance. Some such “peach fuzz” is normal for girls, and if it seems unsightly to you, you can try bleaching or removing it. Nair is known to be a gentle permanent hair remover.

I hope you found these simple rules to be helpful to you. If you follow your own careful grooming and personal care plan, you will feel better, look more attractive, and probably live a longer, happier and more fulfilling life.


Safety / 15 Personal Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life
« about: May 31, 2019, 02:21:44 PM »
1. Never trust a door chain lock.

Whether in a hotel or at home, never rely on door chain locks for safety. Even amateurs can often undermine them in seconds.

2. Put tissues in peepholes.

If you are ever staying in a hotel room that has a door with an uncovered peephole, put a crumpled tissue in the peephole so that nobody can see into your room through the peephole. Most peephole one-way technology can be defeated. If you have a peephole without a cover at home assume that people can see through it from the outside into your house.

3. Keep your car key fob reachable from your bed; your night table is a good storage location.

Car fobs contain panic buttons, and can double as a great alarm in case of emergency. Pressing the panic button will cause your vehicle to repetitively blast its horn and flash its headlights - if your car is in the driveway this can draw attention to your location and (hopefully) scare would-be-criminals away. Police responding to a call may find your home faster as well. Of course, if you live in a high-rise apartment, or otherwise do not store your car somewhere where it can serve as an alert mechanism, the key-fob alarm is not likely going to provide this benefit. Also, consider storing your keyfob wrapped in aluminum foil - some cars can be broken into using devices that boost and relay signals from remote keyfobs; wrapping a fob in aluminum foil when it is not in use can protect against such crimes.

4. If you carry a physical car key, keep it in your hand when walking alone, especially in parking lots.

Having your key available reduces the amount of time between when you approach your car and when you drive away - thereby reducing your exposure to attack. Also, a physical key protruding between your knuckles as you make a closed fist can serve as a solid makeshift weapon in case someone does try to attack you.

5. Set the home address in your smartphone, GPS, and other devices to an address near your home, but not to your actual home address.

If someone steals your phone or breaks into your car while you are away from home, you do not want the crook to attempt to rob your home or call friends in the area to do so. Theoretically, any paperwork in a car that contains your home address should be kept locked up in the glove compartment to minimize the risk of that information being misused for similar nefarious purposes, but, realistically, that is an inconvenience that most people are unwilling to endure, and papers are less likely than electronics to get swiped during a quick break-in.

6. Enable remote wipe for your smartphone.

If it is stolen, you want to make sure that any sensitive information on your phone - from which, for example, your children's schedules may be able to be determined - is wiped.

7. Do not overshare on social media.

People have a tendency to post vacation pictures while still far from home - but, if such information is seen by the wrong sets of eyes it can lead to attempts to rob your home. Also, do not respond to social-media invitations to events that involve all the residents of your home - doing so can let the public know in advance that nobody will be home at a certain time. There are so many other examples of what not to share on social media - the bottom line is think twice before posting, and, whenever possible, use technology to address any mistakes in this regard. (Full disclosure: SecureMySocial, of which I am the CEO, offers technology in this sector and owns a related US patent.)

8. Lock up dangerous medications that are candidates for abuse.

If you have such prescription drugs at home do not store them in medicine cabinets that are accessible by visitors or anywhere else where visitors may encounter them. You do not know the personal demons of everyone who visits your home - many people suffer from addiction issues; the same may even hold true for the other residents of your home.

9. Do not let anyone see you enter sensitive information into a computerized device.

With cameras ubiquitous, it is important to block people's view of your hand when entering PIN numbers, passwords, alarm codes, your children's carpool pickup times, etc. Remember, high-resolution cameras that can see clearly from far away are now widely available - you may not even see a camera that is recording you.

10. Cover cameras.

Cover the cameras in smartphones, laptops, tablets, smart televisions, etc. when you want to be sure that they cannot record you. Left uncovered, they can record you without your knowledge. Keep in mind that microphones can also be activated by malware.

11. Check for skimmers and hidden cameras.

Before making a credit card payment or using an ATM machine, check the device for added-on cameras or "skimming technology." If a card reader appears to have been tampered with, or something appears strange about an ATM machine, find another machine and notify someone in the store or bank that something may be amiss. Obviously, do the same for any machine that takes a biometric read of yourself - if something seems to have been added to the device, do not provide the system with your fingerprints, or allow it to scan your iris, etc.

12. Reveal sensitive information (when appropriate) on outbound calls, not inbound calls.

Never reveal sensitive information on calls that were placed to you. If you receive a call from your credit card issuer or bank about potential fraud on your account, for example, hang up and call back at the official telephone number printed on the back of the relevant card. Never provide information to someone who called you - that party may not be who he or she claims to be.

13. Likewise, never trust that a phone call placed to your room phone in a hotel was made from inside the hotel.

For example, if you are staying in a hotel and receive a call to the phone in your room from the front desk about the need to repair something in your room, the need to deliver something to you, or about a problem with your credit card, hang up and call the front desk back. Sometimes when people call the main desk and ask to be transferred to a room, or, in some cases, when they have their calls transferred several times from extension to extension around the hotel, the calls appear to have originated internally when they did not.

14. Do not have conversations with "wrong number" callers.

Never give any information about yourself to someone who reaches you at a "wrong number;" callers might not have actually dialed you by accident - they may be criminals seeking information in an attempt to target you for identity theft or worse.

15. In emergency situations use flashlights for light - not candles.

Do not use candles for light during power failures caused by wind-related weather conditions (e.g., hurricanes) until after the adverse weather has passed. Besides the fact that candles can be dangerous in general (especially if there are children in the home and/or if the candles are carried around when walking through the house), strong winds can hurl objects through windows - creating situations where candles are exposed to wind that can knock them over and start a dangerous fire.


Safety / How to Ensure Your Personal Security
« about: May 31, 2019, 02:12:11 PM »

Pedestrian Safety

Walk confidently, directly and at a steady pace.

Walk in well-lit areas, away from isolated alleys and shrubbery.

Take care using electronic devices in public; limit your distractions.

Always obey street lights and signs and make eye contact with drivers before crossing, especially at night.
If someone demands your belongings with force, surrender them, make note of the suspect’s description and direction they flee and call the security.

Public Transportation

Plan your route ahead of time

Have your fare or Clipper card ready; limit searching your wallet or bag when outside.

Stay awake and alert to your surroundings at all times.

Keep close control over your bag and other belongings.

Consider sitting as close as possible to the bus driver and be aware that “snatch and grab” incidents typically occur by an exit door when the vehicle approaches a stop.


Have your key ready when you approach your vehicle.

Park in well-lit areas, away from isolated alleys and shrubbery.

Leave nothing visible in parked car including electronics, accessories, bags, clothing, car chargers, etc.

Request your ride while indoors to avoid lingering outside too long with your phone out.

Always confirm the license plate and name of your driver before getting inside.

Consider sharing your trip information with someone you know,especially at night.


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Safety / What are the main health and safety regulations?
« about: May 27, 2019, 11:41:38 PM »
What are the main health and safety regulations?

1. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Also known as the 'Management Regs', these came into effect in 1993. Main employer duties under the Regulations include:

making 'assessments of risk' to the health and safety of its workforce, and to act upon risks they identify, so as to reduce them (Regulation 3);
appointing competent persons to oversee workplace health and safety;
providing workers with information and training on occupational health and safety; and
operating a written health and safety policy.
2. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

The main provisions of these Regulations require employers to provide:

adequate lighting, heating, ventilation and workspace (and keep them in a clean condition);
staff facilities, including toilets, washing facilities and refreshment; and
safe passageways, i.e. to prevent slipping and tripping hazards.
3. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

The main provisions here apply to display screen equipment (DSE) 'users', defined as workers who 'habitually' use a computer as a significant part of their normal work. This includes people who are regular users of DSE equipment, or rely on it as part of their job. This covers you if you use DSE for an hour or more continuously, and/or you are making daily use of DSE.

Employers are required to:

make a risk assessment of workstation use by DSE users, and reduce the risks identified;
ensure DSE users take 'adequate breaks';
provide regular eyesight tests;
provide health and safety information;
provide adjustable furniture (e.g. desk, chair, etc.); and
demonstrate that they have adequate procedures designed to reduce risks associated with DSE work, such as repetitive strain injury (RSI).
4. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

The main provisions require employers to:

ensure that suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided free of charge "wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways." The PPE must be 'suitable' for the risk in question, and include protective face masks and goggles, safety helmets, gloves, air filters, ear defenders, overalls and protective footwear; and
provide information, training and instruction on the use of this equipment.
5. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

The main provisions of these Regulations require employers to:

avoid (so far as is reasonably practicable) the need for employees to undertake any manual handling activities involving risk of injury;
make assessments of manual handling risks, and try to reduce the risk of injury. The assessment should consider the task, the load and the individual's personal characteristics (physical strength, etc.); and
provide workers with information on the weight of each load.
6. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

The main provisions require employers to:

ensure the safety and suitability of work equipment for the purpose for which it is provided;
properly maintain the equipment, irrespective of how old it is;
provide information, instruction and training on the use of equipment; and
protect employees from dangerous parts of machinery.
7. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

Under these Regulations, employers are required to report a wide range of work-related incidents, injuries and diseases to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), or to the nearest local authority environmental health department. The Regulations require an employer to record in an accident book the date and time of the incident, details of the person(s) affected, the nature of their injury or condition, their occupation, the place where the event occurred and a brief note on what happened.

The following injuries or ill health must be reported:

the death of any person;
specified injuries including fractures, amputations, eye injuries, injuries from electric shock, and acute illness requiring removal to hospital or immediate medical attention;
'over-seven-day' injuries, which involve relieving someone of their normal work for more than seven days as a result of injury caused by an accident at work;
reportable occupational diseases, including:
cramp of the hand or forearm due to repetitive movement;
carpal tunnel syndrome, involving hand-held vibrating tools;
occupational asthma;
tendonitis or tenosynovitis (types of tendon injury);
hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), including where the person’s work involves regular use of percussive or vibrating tools; and
occupational dermatitis;
near misses (described in the Regulations as 'dangerous occurrences'). The HSE has produced a list of the kinds of incidents regarded as 'dangerous occurrences'.
8. The Working Time Regulations 1998 (as amended)

These Regulations implement two European Union directives on the organisation of working time and the employment of young workers (under 18 years of age). The Regulations cover the right to annual leave and to have rest breaks, and they limit the length of the working week. Key protections for adult workers include:

a 48-hour maximum working week. Employers have a contractual obligation not to require a worker to work more than an average 48-hour week (unless the worker has opted out of this voluntarily and in writing);
minimum daily rest periods of 11 hours, unless shift-working arrangements have been made that comply with the Regulations; and
an uninterrupted 20-minute daily rest break after six hours' work, to be taken during, rather than at the start or end of the working time.
Extra protection is available to young workers (workers aged 15 to 18). In particular, young workers:

are entitled to a daily uninterrupted rest break of 30 minutes after working more than 4.5 hours;
are entitled to an uninterrupted 12-hour break in each 24 hour period of work.
are entitled to weekly rest of at least 48 hours in each seven-day period (and unlike adult workers, they cannot be made to take this rest over two days averaged over two weeks); and
cannot normally work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. These hours cannot be averaged out. There is no 'opt-out' for young workers.
All full-time workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks' paid holiday each year, reduced pro-rata for part-time workers.

These basic limits on the working week make a vital contribution to health and safety at work.

Employers have the right to ask their staff to enter into a written agreement to opt out of the 48-hour limit, for a specific period or indefinitely.
However, if such an agreement is opted into, a worker is entitled to bring the agreement to an end without the employer's consent.


Safety / What is the Health and Safety Executive?
« about: May 27, 2019, 11:37:04 PM »

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the independent body responsible for health and safety policy, and the enforcement of health and safety law in the UK. It:

promotes safer working practices, advising employers and workers on health and safety;
carries out relevant research;
develops health and safety policy and strategy; and
ensures compliance with health and safety law through inspections, investigations and prosecutions.
Some workplaces are covered by local council environmental health officers rather than HSE inspectors, but they enforce health and safety law in the same way.


Safety / Do young workers have special protection?
« about: May 27, 2019, 11:35:02 PM »
Do young workers have special protection?

Yes. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 give special protection to young workers aged 16 to 18, because their lack of experience or maturity can place them at greater risk (Regulation 19).

This prevents employers taking on young people for work that:

is beyond their 'physical or psychological capacity';
involves harmful exposure to toxins; or
involves risks or exposure to accidents that young people may not appreciate, "owing to their insufficient attention to safety, or lack of experience or training."


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