8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health

I came across this excellent article by KAREN REED at Positive Health Wellness and have summarize it as below, to read the full article please click the link given at the end of the summary.

 

We hear all the time about how technology is bad for us. Since the introduction of computers, we spend more time sitting at a desk than moving around at work. We have created this sedentary lifestyle that is causing havoc in our overall life.

What if I were to tell you that technology has produced benefits? Would you believe me if I said that technology is good for your health?

Most of you wouldn’t look at first. Well, you may be able to think of a couple of ways that the computer has helped, but you are still stuck on all the negatives that ‘experts’ have shared in the past. The problem with the ‘experts’ is that they are only focused on the negatives. They haven’t looked at so many of the benefits.

So, that’s what we’ll do today. We’ll consider all the ways that technology improves our health. We’ll discuss just how it has boosted results in certain areas of healthcare and what it does for us daily.

  • Technology Is Everywhere in Medicine
  • It Pushes Us to Do More Activity
  • Better Ability for Communication Between Doctors and Patients
  • More Ability to Do Research into Problems
  • There Are Devices That Keep the Body Working as It Should
  • Better Treatment Options for Various Ailments and Diseases
  • Improved Prediction of Diagnosis and Life Expectancy
  • Faster and More Accurate Diagnosis of Conditions
  • Technology Improves Recording of Information in Real Time
  • There Are Two Sides to Technology

Conclusion:

Don’t just write technology off. This is something that really can improve our lives and our health. It just must be used in the right way.

 

To continue reading the full article, please click the link given below.

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health

WAKE UP PARENTS

Saw this nice post “Wake up Parents” and couldn’t restrict myself from sharing it.

Years back, poor illiterate parents produced
♦ Doctors,
♦ Engineers,
♦ Scientists,
♦ Accountants,
♦ Lawyers,
♦ Architects,
♦ Professors.., whom I will refer to as Group ‘A‘.

These Group ‘A‘ Children struggled on their own after Primary 6 or Grade 12, to become notable personalities. Most of them
♦ trekked to school barefooted
♦ went to farms
♦ fetched water and firewood
♦ cared for domesticated animals
♦ did some work including trading after school to survive.

Now Group ‘A’ ,who have now become Parents themselves are producing Group ‘B‘ Children

These Group B children are
⇒ pampered
⇒ helped in their homework or home assignments from nursery school through secondary schools to higher institutions.
⇒ chauffeur driven to very expensive schools or are sent abroad to study.
⇒ they can watch movies from morning till dawn after school.
⇒ they are treated like baby kings and queens.
⇒ they don’t do any household chores.
⇒ Food is put on the table for them,
⇒ their plates are removed and washed by parents or house maids.
⇒ They are given expensive cars and clothes,
⇒ not forgetting big pocket money to be wasted !!!.
⇒ Their parents help them in doing their assignments.
In spite of all these, only few can speak or write correctly.

Group ‘A‘ Parents cared for their own parents and children, Group ‘B‘,their Children are still struggling to find their feet at age 30+.‼
They find it difficult to do things on their own because they are used to being helped to think and doing things by Group ‘A‘. So they can’t help themselves, their parents or the society.

⊗ THEY ABANDON THEIR PARENTS IN THEIR BID TO ACQUIRE THE WORLD

Where do you belong
Reduce the pampering and the unnecessary help you offer your children.
Let your children grow in wisdom, intelligence and strength.
Let them face the truth and the realities of life.

Teach them to grow to become independent adults.
Teach them to ♥ fear God, ♥ respect others and ♥ develop confidence in themselves.

Parents, discipline your children to become disciplined adults, useful and not useless.

Multiplying teeth | EurekAlert! Science News

Researchers have found a way to — literally — multiply teeth. In mice, they were able to extract teeth germs — groups of cells formed early in life that later develop into teeth, split them into two, and then implant the teeth into the mice’s jaws, where they developed into two fully functional teeth.

Source: Multiplying teeth | EurekAlert! Science News

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates | PCWorld

A new organization supported by Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others is working to set up a new certificate authority (CA) that will provide website owners with free SSL/TLS certificates.

The new CA will be called Let’s Encrypt and is expected to become operational in the second quarter of next year. It will be run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a new California public-benefit corporation.

The goal of this effort is to get as many people as possible to use the TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol—the more secure successor of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)—said Josh Aas, executive director of ISRG. Aas is also a senior technology strategist at Mozilla.

The new CA will not only provide certificates for free, but will also automate the certificate issuance, configuration and renewal processes in order to encourage widespread TLS adoption.

The goal is to make getting a certificate as easy as possible, because that’s currently the hardest part of turning on TLS, Aas said. With the new CA “there will be no billing interaction, no need to create an account. You don’t really need to know much at all except that you want to turn on TLS.”

 

 

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EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates | PCWorld.

8 Common Habits That Destroy Your Success

I came across an excellent article by William Arruda on forbes.com

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. We do things intentionally or subconsciously that impede rather than advance our success. The first step in eliminating these destructive behaviors is acknowledging them. Here are eight of the most egregious:

1. Confusing busy with productive

“Don’t mistake activity for achievement.”—John Wooden

2. Seeking perfection

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”—Leo Tolstoy

3. Avoiding risk

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”—William Faulkner

4. Letting fear impede progress

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”—William G.T. Shedd

5. Reacting vs. planning

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.”—Alan Lakein

6. Fixing weaknesses

“Over the years, I’ve learned that a confident person doesn’t concentrate or focus on their weaknesses – they maximize their strengths.”—Joyce Meyer

7. Going it alone

“The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.” —Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

8. Surrounding yourself with clones

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”—Stephen R. Covey

 

To read the full article, please click the link below.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamarruda/2014/10/26/8-common-habits-that-destroy-your-success/print/