Monday, March 31, 2008

Traffic-Maker Again

This is the easy way and the fastest way to :

1. Make your Authority Technorati explode.
2. Increase your Google Page Rank.
3. Get more traffic to your blog.
4. Makes more new friends.

Rules :
1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3. Tag your friends as much as you can.

1. Picturing of Life
2. Juliana’s Site
3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future.
4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space
5. Starz in De Sky
6. My Charmed Life
7. Denz Techtronics
8. Denz Recreational
9. Life’s Simple Pleasures
10. My Blog
11. Because Life is Fun
12. In This Game of Life
13. Scribbles of my Life
14. Changing Lanes
15. This is what my heart says...
16. A mom's note
17. Tasteful Voyage
18. Jackie's Everyday Life
19. Jackie Simply Pinay
20. Gerthy's Scrapbook
21. Gerthy Sanctary
23. Aileen's Sweet Escape
24. Wifespeak
25. Your Link Here

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Extended Time Out

Hello, dear friends. I thought I could buckle down to blogging after Easter. It seems I was wrong. I have to work on a new set of cross stitch patterns for my collection. Those of you who have been my friends since I started know that I run a small craft shop in my husband's hometown. I'll pop in from time to time to say hello but for the meantime, blogging has to take a back seat. I'm missing all of you. See you soon.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Links Around the World Tag

Joy sent me this tag.

This is the Links Around The World Tag.Instruction:
1. Place your link after the list. If you have more than 1 blog, feel free to add them all here!
2. After placing your blog’s address/es, you must tag 5 or more bloggers that is not yet in the list, this is to keep the ball rolling.
3. Here is the best part: Make sure to update your list every now and then, by getting the master list here. I’ll be updating the master list every day, or as soon as I see a new blog that’s been added to the list.

1-Momhood Moments 2-Business Mars 3-Princezz 4-Princess 5-Cecil 6-Ron & Cecil 7-Pinay Mommy Online 8-OnlineBiz and Resources 9-A Simple life 10-moms…..check nyo 11-Mommy’s Little Corner 12-Random Thoughts 13-Paradigm 14-See Me For What You Will 15-Pamp’s Blog Corner 16-Pampered 17-HappyHeart 18-Qtcotzkie and Baby 19-A Sorta Fairytale 20- tragicseven 21-Listen to the Beat! 22-Just Saying 23-Tipsy Tips 24- 25-Different AnglesDelicious Corner 26-I Care 27-Blog Blag Blog 28-Daily List 29-Life’s Journey 30-Welcome to my Crib 31-A Daily Walk With Bill & Gina 32-Me,Myself + 2 33-Fun.Fierce.Fabulous 34-Mike 35-BerryScrappy 36-BloggerHappy 37-My Planet Purple 38-Our Journey to Life 39-Princess Bela 40-Kaptyurd by Howell 41-My Simple Joys 42-A Sweet Taste Of Life 43- Bits and Pieces 44. Mem's Precious Moments 45. mugshots 46. Brainymommy 47. Pioneers Band 48.Maya's Window 49. Rojoy's Daily Update 50. Buzzy Bee Mom 51. Mommy Joy Of Two 52. Rojoy's Kitchen 53. Wifespeak 54. Your Link

I am passing this tag to Liza, Marie, and a new friend, Carol.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Time Out

I have been unable to blog for more than a week now. My children are having their examinations and I have to prepare them. I managed to make a couple of articles to post but that is about all the time I have. I will be back in full force after Easter but I will try to squeeze in a few minutes every now and then just to take a peek. I miss you all! HAPPY EASTER!!! in advance, dear friends.

When Endurance Fails

Everyday we hear the stories of everyday heroes who, by sheer endurance, conquer all obstacles just to survive. In a third world country like the Philippines just putting food on the table is a feat. Millions of families survive day by day on a daily allowance of $5 or even less. Considering that the average size of the Filipino family is 4.5, that amounts to a little more than a dollar per person per family.

I continue to be amazed at how millions of Filipinos manage to smile despite all these odds. I wonder to myself where they get the endurance to get through all these and still manage to be happy. Such is the strength of the Filipino.

Where does he get this? The answer is faith. The Filipino has extreme and absolute faith that in the end, everything will be alright. He is absolutely sure that at the end of his strength, he can rely on the helping hand of God who will take him beyond himself and conquer.

A salute to the Filipino spirit! It is well-deserved. In the light of the prevailing political and economic situation of our country, we will conquer. Gloria in all her evil glory cannot bring you down. Good always conquers evil. We will conquer the devil in MalacaƱang!

Vaginal Rings: Lowering the Risks of Oral Contraception for Diabetics

Oral contraceptives are probably the most popular method of contraception. They remain to be the first line of treatment for women who desire birth control. A lot of studies have been done to minimize the risks involved with regards to cardiovascular disease but very little has been done with regards to metabolic effects of oral contraceptives.

There is evidence which shows that oral contraceptives may aggravate insulin resistance and exert other metabolic effects that might increase a woman's long-term risk for diabetes and heart disease. Therefore, women who have diabetes or cardiovascular disorders are not advised to use oral contraception. Recently, tests have been done in an effort to lessen the risk of oral contraception to diabetics by using vaginal rings. Research indicates that delivering low-dose oral contraceptives using vaginal rings can provide better efficacy and good cycle control with less of the risk. The tests done showed that insulin sensitivity measured with a glucose tolerance test was significantly decreased in women who took the oral contraceptive pill as compared to women who used the vaginal ring. The study confirms that low-dose oral contraceptives can adversely impact metabolic function. Thus, many women of reproductive age have insulin resistance of type 2 diabetes. Although further tests are necessary, the initial tests show that using vaginal rings to deliver contraceptives to women has less metabolic effects than oral contraceptives.

Moreover, the vaginal contraceptive ring has other benefits. Women who use it find it more convenient to use because they have to worry about their contraception only once a month. They have experienced shorter and lighter menstrual periods with fewer cramps. They have decreased PMS symptoms. There is also a decrease in the appearance of acne. And studies have shown that there is also a decreased risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers.

The vaginal contraceptive ring is highly recommended for women who have a history of breast cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, epilepsy, depression, gallbladder or kidney disease, those who have recently had major surgery, those who suffer from dropped uterus or bladder, those who suffer from severe constipation, and those who are breastfeeding. It is available through a prescription.