Stress Management

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Stress Management

Deadlines. Soccer practice. Jet lag. Meetings. Multi-tasking. Forget about dinner! As our schedules become more and more hectic, the need for effective, time- and cost-sensitive stress management becomes paramount.

Focusing on our immediate environment, its sounds, tastes, and smells, as well as our breathing are all ways to cope with the ever increasing stress in our lives.

Music Relaxation Therapy

Music can be magical. We often use it for background "noise" as a distraction, but it can also be used as an enlightening, therapeutic experience. The music appreciation center of our brains, for most people, can be found in the right side of the brain.

When you listen to music, you switch from the left hemisphere (presides over logical, analytical, sequential activities) to the right (intuitive, integrating, emotion-based activities). Find music-jazz, blues, rock 'n roll, country, classical, new age, whatever relaxes you-and spend a few minutes every day just listening.

Don't answer the phone, make dinner, or try to be productive; just close your eyes and listen. Your body and mind will be refreshed and ready to meet the rest of the day.

Deep Breathing

When we become stressed, our breathing tends to become shallower. Less oxygen is taken in with each breath, and our blood is forced to move through our bodies more quickly to get enough oxygen to our brain and vital organs. Deep breathing techniques counteract this stress response and help us to let go of tension.

Repeated, long term use of deep breathing exercises can relieve physical symptoms of stress such as headaches, backaches, stomachaches, high blood pressure, and insomnia.

Deep breathing exercises can be done sitting, standing, or lying down. You will want to wear comfortable, loose clothing. Begin by inhaling through your nose. Count to five and let your lower abdomen fill with air.

Exhale through your lips silently counting to five. Do this for at least two minutes. To increase relaxation, imagine that you are on a beach, in a forest, or any other relaxing place, smelling pleasant scents and hearing pleasant sounds. Eventually, you may be able to slowly count to ten.

Invigorating Bath for Aching Feet

Add six drops of eucalyptus oil and six drops of rosemary oil to a bowl of very warm water. Soak your feet for 10 minutes. Run hot water over your ankles and feet for 30 seconds and then run cold water over your ankles and feet for 30 seconds. This will relax your muscles and improve circulation.

Jet Lag

Keep sachets of lavender, rosemary, and lemon with you when you travel. The scent of lavender will relax you; rosemary and lemon will keep you alert. Lavender, rosemary, and lemon scented candles, baths, and facials are also excellent ways to counteract the effects of jet lag.
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Most Unusual And Creative Fish Tanks

An aquarium not only gives an aesthetic appearance to our interiors but also brings us close to nature. Fish alleviates the stress and reduce blood pressure, so making it a part of your interiors seems to be good thought. Without doubt, unusual fish tanks have taken the aquarium industry by storm. Fish tanks, these days, are available in arrange of shapes and sizes. If you’re on the hunt for something unique, here are a few unusual and creative fish tanks that will make for an inimitable design statement inside your home.

Light bulb aquarium with its amazing look lets your fishes flaunt about their new and unique house. The unusual space will make your marine pal feel posh without you having to blow a good portion of your retirement fund to please high fishiness. Making use of the old bulbs not only helps to utilize the old bulbs but also gives a new designed house to your fishes.

Come out of the notion that toilet serves just one purpose. They can be inspiration for many other things. Just like this aquarium. The Toilet aquarium becomes a good house for your fishes and a cool statement for your home. These aquariums take the design to a new level altogether and enhances your living space with cool stuff.

The aquarium makes use of Chumby, a little open source widget platform, with WiFi, a touch screen, some USB ports, and a squeeze sensor. The chumby monitors the fish tank and is attached to some hardware that sits in the fish bowl and measures water conditions to make sure your fish stays healthy. It also allows you to monitor your fishes with the webcam.

Your sink now becomes house for your loved fishes. The Sink aquarium is shaped like sink and is an amazing addition for your home. This sink harmonizes perfectly with the aquarium shitter, and all for only $4,700.

Designed by Vanessa mitrani, this tank is something you can design at home itself. The cool tank brings together art and nature. The tank is designed by the designer uniquely and then decorated in several different forms.

Till now we have come across aquariums that are designed to house fishes. But this fish tank is a real object, designed for a real purpose. I’ll tell you all about it after the jump. The main benefit from the perspective of the children was the prospect of being able to swim and survive under water for longer, and being able to change their interactions with one another as a result of this new imagined world. During a brainstorm, the children imagined sea creatures they wished they could become.

The Floating Garden by Benjamin Graindorge is one innovative aquarium that minimizes the problem of water maintenance, and at the same time shows a nice symbiotic relationship between plants and fish. Designed to fit into small spaces, this ecological system allows you to recycle the aquarium water for repeated use. Gravel-based filtration allows decantation of water through a sand layer of 5 cm, thereby removing bacteria and larger impurities and turning nitrogen into nitrate.

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2010 Honda Accord

2010 Honda Accord news, pictures, and information
2010 Honda Accord Adds New Features on Select Models

Upgrades include expanded application of Bluetooth and available new rear seat vents

Available as a sedan or a coupe, the Accord is designed to impress with a quality feel, engaging performance and accommodating technology.

The 2010 Honda Accord lineup receives new features on certain models with an expanded application of Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® to vehicles equipped with leather seating surfaces (previously exclusive to navigation-equipped models) and new rear seat ventilation ducts on Accord Sedan EX and EX-L models for more-direct rear passenger airflow. Subtle modifications include graphically optimized climate control buttons and the addition of a trunk roof lining on Accord EX models.
'The Honda Accord offers something for a diverse range of people seeking anything from a comfortable family car to an aggressive coupe with looks and power,' said Erik Berkman, vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'The feature changes to the 2010 Honda Accord elevates its appeal and supports a legendary reputation as a class leader for quality and customer satisfaction.'
The Accord Sedan's exterior expresses an upscale and powerful presence with a distinctive 6-sided grille, flared fenders and inset character lines sculpted into the sides of the body. Building on the sedan's design character, the Accord Coupe's unique muscular stance is highlighted by a longer hood, projector beam headlights and a sleek, lower-profile roofline.

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Japanese couple married by robot

Japanese couple married by robot

A Japanese couple have been married by a robot priest in Tokyo.

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Samsung P580 Business Notebook – Specs and Images

Line of laptops from Samsung added a business-class notebook, the Samsung P580 equipped with 15.6-inch display with 1366 × 768 pixels, LED backlight and matte finish. At the heart of the laptop – Intel HM55 Express chipset and processors Intel Core i3 and i5 at speeds up to 2.4 GHz.

Novelty is equipped with a graphics card nVidia GeForce GT 330M with gigabyte memory DDR3, adapters Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), module Trusted Platform Module (TPM), three ports USB, as well as a combined plug USB / eSATA . The volume of DDR3 RAM can be 2, 3 or 4 GB. About the size of the hard disk is not reported.

The model comes with a monthly subscription service Phoenix FailSafe, which allows you to track the location of the laptop, if that had been stolen or lost, and erase information from a remote location. As a software platform used Windows 7 Professional. Neither pricing nor release dates have been announced yet.

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