Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Ways Stress Destroys Your Body


In the morning as we wake up to the sound of our blaring alarms, we never take the time to enjoy the scenery or feel the calmness. Our brains race towards time, work, responsibilities and stress. We try to cram everything we could possibly do in the first hours of our day. Therefore, we fail to even stop and enjoy our morning coffee or our morning breakfast.
However, recently there have been trends among the rich and famous where elevating stress has become the most important routine of the day. This is due to the many side effects that are found through research and studies. Documentation on how stress reduces our mortality as well as affects our bodies internal function has been proved repeatedly.
How does stress affects one’s body? That’s the question we are here to figure out.

1. The Biggest Cause of Migraine.

We have all been there, the pinching pain and the suffocating feel of vertigo. Migraines are known to be the most painful ailment one can have, as its blinding pain makes death seemingly beautiful. The pain, which begins from the corners of your forehead and spreading all the way through your brain and down your spine, tends to destroy your ability to concentrate as well as enjoy regular motor functions. Therefore, you prefer to be in bed, avoiding the light for the next days or you become dependent on medication, which subsidizes the pain.
Migraines and stress are as related as brothers and sisters, this is because when you’re constantly stressed, your muscles are tightened and are on constant alert. They become constantly anxious and stiff; this causes a huge tension and strain especially near your skeletal muscles hence inducing brain-melting pain such as migraines.
Therefore, to avoid such nightmares, always resort to a stress-free lifestyle.

2. Major Cause of Gastrointestinal Problems.

During the period of A-Levels examinations, I recall I constantly had stomach cramps and sometimes they were so terrible that I was forced to be bedridden for days before I could sit for my next exam. Trips to the doctor, medication as well as exercise failed to help. However, a trip to my school counselor helped me better understand my problems.
The amount of stress I was in has disrupted my digestive system and the ability for my body to absorb nutrients. Furthermore, due to constant pressure, I failed to understand my body’s need for proper solid food and thus I pushed my body to its limits. This caused ulcers and various bacteria accumulation in my digestive tracks, which eventually lead to my painful GI experience.
As experiences become great teachers of our time, I tend to focus more on my diet especially when I’m reaching a pivotal point in life.

3. The Cause of Various Dermatological Issues.

You constantly notice that during the most intense periods of your life, your body somehow seems to be failing you. You start having various breakouts and skin issues. Usually, you’re either prone to acne or hives which can be painful and could be creating insecurities within yourself.
Hives are considered the most common problem related to stress. They’re a form of scaly rash that forms in certain parts of your body. They itch and hurt at the same time, making it impossible to manage. However, usually Aloe Vera creams and sandalwood paste helps to calm the hives down.
These problems are due to your skin reacting to the agony and pressure it faces for a certain period. It’s due to the weakening of your immune system allowing you to be more prone to any form of diseases. Hence if you’re visiting a dermatologist, their first question would be “Are you under any stress?” which leads to a conclusion where if you love healthy skin then you need to lead a stress-free lifestyle.

4. One of the Causes for Neurological and Concentration Issues.

Sleeping is one of the most important routines of our lives to ensure our body is both healthy and active. Sleeping ensures your neurological health and increases the ability to concentrate as it diminishes triggers that could cause otherwise. However, people who are constantly stressed form a symptom called insomnia. Insomnia is an issue where the person finds it impossible to fall asleep and runs with a minimum of 1-2 hours of sleep per day.
This stress-induced insomnia eventually leads to unpredictable neurological disorders which in turn leads to concentration issues. At work or at home this becomes a constant battle, which ironically increases your stress. Furthermore, this becomes one of the biggest contributors towards high blood pressure, respiratory problems, and cardiovascular issues.
Hence, the best medication would be either sleeping pills or a lifestyle change to a stress-free life.
As a conclusion, we are living in a world where we strive for a life of luxury. However, this pressure creates a lifestyle full of stress and discomfort. Therefore, the best way to avoid a life filled with defects is to focus on a routine filled with calmness and peacefulness for both mind and body.

9 cover letter mistakes that will annoy any hiring manager

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Cover letters can be a pain.
You've essentially got to write a new one for every position you apply to. They're less succinct than résumés. And they can turn out fairly badly, if you don't know what you're doing.
Still, if you want a shot at the job, you've got to get yours right.
Some common errors will raise red flags, but won't immediately land you in the rejection pile.
Other mistakes, however, will prompt any hiring manager to rip your cover letter to shreds, set the scraps on fire, and throw the ashes out the nearest window.
Well, maybe not. But it will probably get your cover letter tossed with a second thought.
With that being said, here are nine mistakes to avoid at all costs:

You leave in multiple typos and grammatical errors

Typos are a really easy way to land your application in the "no" pile.
"Your communication skills are perceived according to how well the letter is written," Executive career coach and founder of Résumé Writers' Ink Tina Nicolai says. "If a typo or grammatical error is present, the reader may think you were 'too busy' or lazy to check your work or don't care enough about this job to take the application process seriously. Or worse, they'll think you just don't know how to spell."
Never rely on spell check. Ask a friend or family member to look it over before you submit the cover letter to the employer.

You keep things generic

The hiring manager will know if you're using a "one size fits all" cover letter. And they won't be impressed. "Customize each cover letter targeting the specified job description," advises Nicolai. "A master cover letter is fine to use as a template or outline, but always remember to tailor it."

You adopt a whiny tone

In Business Insider's previous roundup of ghastly cover letters, one of the applicants complained about the fact that they typically send out cover letters and never hear back.
Clearly, they never stopped to consider that they were the problem.
Cover letters are not a space for you to gripe about your old boss, your old career, or the woes you've faced in your job search. Keep things positive and focused on the present.
No one wants to work with a complainer.

You use the wrong name or job title

If you're applying for job after job and tailoring your cover letter to each one (like you should be!) you may find yourself replacing words, names, and titles — rather than rewriting your cover letter from scratch over and over again — to save time. But be very careful when you do this. If you forget to replace the company name or job title, this will be a huge turn off to the employer you send it to.

You've written a door stopper

I'd say most organizations prefer succinct, clear cover letters.
Virtually no hiring manager wants to receive a two-paged, single-spaced monstrosity (although that didn't stop me from writing one).
Put yourself in the position of the person who's receiving your cover letter. Would you want to read a stranger's lengthy rant? I doubt it.
This isn't a memoir, so keep it short and sweet.

You lie

This is pretty obvious — but don't fib. Ever.
It doesn't help anyone, and they will find out eventually.

Interesting Facts About Your Body That You May Have No Clue this Wednesday


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All of us tend to think we are the master of out bodies and so we are familiar with them. But is it really the case? Take on the challenge and see how many of the following fun facts from Fact Slides you have known before:
  1. An average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
  2. Ears and Nose never stop growing.
  3. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print.
  4. All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds.
  5. Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
  6. Scars continue to look the same year after year because, while skin cells are replaced periodically, the underlying collagen is not.
  7. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scenes.
  8. Human shed about 600,000 partciles of skin every hour.
  9. A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
  10. We all have tiny mites living in our eyelashes.
  11. People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.
  12. Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
  13. The chemical elements that make up your body are worth around US$160.
  14. There’re more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
  15. Our lungs and nasal passages have exquisitely tiny hairs called cilia that can “taste” bitter flavors.
  16. Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.
  17. Your lungs can hold up to 5 minutes worth of oxygen.
  18. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
  19. Your body has enough iron in it to make a metal nail 3 inches long.
  20. Muscle comes from the Latin musculus, which means “little mouse,” because a flexed muscle was thought to resemble a mouse.

Very True!! Kill Rats And Make Money In Lagos

A non-govermental organisation , Phosguard Fumigant Ltd, in partnership with the Lagos State Government has introduced a bounty, “Kill rats, make money” as a means to try and prevent the rate of Lassa fever and other vector borne diseases in Lagos state.
Mr Oluwasegun Benson, the Chief Executive Officer of the company told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that this bounty and exercise would help “de-rat” the state.
Rodents around the state are to be exterminated from residential areas as well as markets by the use of high tech chemicals and equipment that would make their decomposing bodies harmless and non-infectious.
Vector borne diseases are infections transmited by the bite of infected species such as rats, mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, blackflies and triatomine bugs.
“As part of efforts to de-rat the state and prevent epidemic from Lassa fever and other diseases, a bounty has been placed on rats in the state. We will buy off at least 20 rats for a yet to be announced amount; in Lagos now it is Operation kill rats and make money.”
“It is war against rodents and pests in Lagos state. We are already approaching an epidemic level which can lead to a pandemic level with Lassa fever and we must be proactive and launch a more coordinated approach to control them,” said Mr Benson.
According to him, the company will be partnering with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to either incinerate or bury the rats. Mr Oluwasegun Benson said the project, which would be launched in October would be the first of its kind in the country. He also commended the Governor,Akinwunmi Ambode for approving the Vector Control programme which would start with the markets and supporting with a Toyota Hilux van.
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Rare facts about Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg who recently visited Lagos Nigeria

On the 32nd birthday of noted American programmer, software developer and co-founder of the social media giant Facebook, we look at some interesting trivia about the man and his creation...

>> Mark Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook.

>> Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, launched Facebook from Harvard University's dormitory rooms. The group then introduced the social networking website onto other campuses nationwide.
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Mark Zuckerberg

>> Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire as a result of Facebook's success by 2007 at the young age of 23.

>> Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise guest appearance on the January 29, 2011 episode of the hit sketch-comedy show 'Saturday Night Live', which was being hosted by Jesse Eisenberg, the actor, who played Zuckerberg in the biopic, 'The Social Network'. Although Zuckerberg was critical of the film for his inaccurate portrayal he nonetheless had a cordial and friendly meeting with Eisenberg calling his portrayal in the film as 'interesting'.

>> Mark Zuckerberg's co-creationg Facebook was preceeded by another website named 'Facesmash', written by Zuckerberg and his classmates. The website was set up as a type of “hot or not” game for Harvard students and allowed visitors to compare two student pictures side-by-side and let them choose who was “hot” and who was “not”.

>> Facebook was originally named 'theFacebook' during the time of its initial release on February 4, 2004.

>> Mark Zuckerberg launched a peer-to-peer file sharing service named 'Wirehog' on August 2004 with Andrew McCollum, Adam D'Angelo, and Sean Parker in an effort to compete against i2hub a campus-only peer-to-peer file sharing service by Wayne Chang. Wirehog was a precursor to Facebook Platform applications, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook.

>> Apart from his own social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg also has accounts on Google + and Twiter. Zuckerberg had become the most followed user on Google+, outranking Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin for some time. He has maintained a private account on Twitter under the username 'zuck', although as of November 2014, the account's status is suspended. Another account 'finkd' also belonged to him.

>> In August 2013 Mark Zuckerberg launched the project to provide Internet access to the 5 billion people who are not connected as of the launch date. In a public Facebook post, Zuckerberg mentioned that by using a three-tier strategy, will also create new jobs and open up new markets.

>> Mark Zuckerberg as also made several philantrophic contributions. He donated an undisclosed amount to Diaspora, an open-source personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $25 million to combat the ebola virus disease, specifically the ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. He reportedly donated $100million to Newark Public Schools, the public school system of Newark, New Jersey.