Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year..2010

When the clock strikes twelve on December 31st, people all over the world cheer and wish each other a very Happy New Year. For some, this event is no more than a change of a calendar. For others, the New Year symbolizes the beginning of a better tomorrow. So, if you look forward to a good year ahead, spread happiness with these wonderful New Year wishes.

The Best Stomach Exercise

The best exercise for the stomach is one that may surprise you. It's not the traditional sit-up or ab crunch. It's not leg thrusts or trunk twists either.

So before you go out and buy the Gut Buster 5000, you should know that the best exercise you can do for your stomach won't cost you a thing.

All you need are your two feet because the best exercise that I'm talking about is none other than walking or jogging.

If you've found that your stomach is a little more flabbier than it used to be, it's likely there are other parts of your body that have unwanted weight attached. It's just that the stomach is often times the most noticeable.

Your body cannot just eliminate fat in one area. So if you are trying to crunch your way to a flatter stomach without exercising the rest of your body and reducing your fat intake, you'll never see results.

Start by doing cardio exercises to get that heart rate up and boost your metabolism. A good fast-paced walk or jog three times per week is a great way to accomplish this.

Experts say a good cardio workout can increase your metabolism by up to 24 hours!

A Quick Metabolism Exercise Below is a sample workout that can be done to help give your metabolism a quick boost so you can burn calories.

* 1) Perform 30 seconds of hard exercise like running in place.
* 2) Perform 60 seconds of moderate exercise (casual jog or brisk walk).
* 3) Repeat this process 5-10 times.

* 4) Cool down for 3-5 minutes.

Just Remember...

Along with a healthy diet, walking and/or jogging is one of the best stomach exercises you can perform because it raises your metabolism enough to burn excess calories all over your body.

Total body fitness, not just spot toning one area, is the key to a flat stomach. Why not kick start your fitness routine with a nice, fast-paced walk at least 3 times per week? It really is the best exercise, and your stomach will thank you. :)

Healthy Snacks for Your Tummy

Before getting started, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of David Zinczenko's The Abs Diet book. It's not just your run-of-the-mill diet guide that tells you to lower your fat intake and starve yourself by eating 1,000 calories per day. :)

It shows you the 12 "ab friendly" food groups and gives examples of meals and snacks that incorporate all the groups. He provides you with hundreds of recipes, examples of meals to eat at the popular chain restaurants and gives great explanations of what certain foods do to your body. It's very easy to read and small enough to carry with you.

BMI (Body Mass Index)

Another stat you'll want to become familiar with is your BMI - Body Mass Index. This is the measure of your total body fat. It's calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in meters, squared).

A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. A person with a BMI under that range is considered to be underweight, and a BMI above that range is considered overweight.

Calculate Your BMI

PLEASE NOTE: The BMI indicator is just a guide and may provide misleading results. It does not take into account different body frames, muscle tone, etc. It's important to speak with a physician about your individual weight if you are unsure.

For example, if you are 5'4, 145 pounds but you have a small frame/build, you may look out of shape even though the BMI caluclator says your weight is "desirable."

Those same stats (5'4 and 145 pounds) may look completely different on someone with an average or larger frame/build.

So even though these two people have the same weight and height, they carry it completely differently. The BMI calculator does not take this into consideration.

That's why it's important you speak to a physician about your individual weight.

What's Your Ideal Body Weight?

You may be thinking, "What does ideal body weight have to do with a site about flattening your stomach?"

Well, if you've been reading this site ( and, you now know that a flat stomach comes from overall body fitness. So it's important that you get your body as close to your ideal weight as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: This chart is just a guide and may not apply to everyone. It does not take into account different body frames/build, muscle tone, etc. It's important to speak with a physician about your individual weight if you are unsure.

Height Ideal Weight Height Ideal Weight
4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs. 4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs.
4' 7" 68 - 84 lbs. 4' 7" 68 - 83 lbs.
4' 8" 74 - 90 lbs. 4' 8" 72 - 88 lbs.
4' 9" 79 - 97 lbs. 4' 9" 77 - 94 lbs.
4' 10" 85 - 103 lbs. 4' 10" 81 - 99 lbs.
4' 11" 90 - 110 lbs. 4' 11" 86 - 105 lbs.
5' 0" 95 - 117 lbs. 5' 0" 90 - 110 lbs.
5' 1" 101 - 123 lbs. 5' 1" 95 - 116 lbs.
5' 2" 106 - 130 lbs. 5' 2" 99 - 121 lbs.
5' 3" 112 - 136 lbs. 5' 3" 104 - 127 lbs.
5' 4" 117 - 143 lbs. 5' 4" 108 - 132 lbs.
5' 5" 122 - 150 lbs. 5' 5" 113 - 138 lbs.
5' 6" 128 - 156 lbs. 5' 6" 117 - 143 lbs.
5' 7" 133 - 163 lbs. 5' 7" 122 - 149 lbs.
5' 8" 139 - 169 lbs. 5' 8" 126 - 154 lbs.
5' 9" 144 - 176 lbs. 5' 9" 131 - 160 lbs.
5' 10" 149 - 183 lbs. 5' 10" 135 - 165 lbs.
5' 11" 155 - 189 lbs. 5' 11" 140 - 171 lbs.
6' 0" 160 - 196 lbs. 6' 0" 144 - 176 lbs.
6' 1" 166 - 202 lbs. 6' 1" 149 - 182 lbs.
6' 2" 171 - 209 lbs. 6' 2" 153 - 187 lbs.
6' 3" 176 - 216 lbs. 6' 3" 158 - 193 lbs.
6' 4" 182 - 222 lbs. 6' 4" 162 - 198 lbs.
6' 5" 187 - 229 lbs. 6' 5" 167 - 204 lbs.
6' 6" 193 - 235 lbs. 6' 6" 171 - 209 lbs.
6' 7" 198 - 242 lbs. 6' 7" 176 - 215 lbs.
6' 8" 203 - 249 lbs. 6' 8" 180 - 220 lbs.
6' 9" 209 - 255 lbs. 6' 9" 185 - 226 lbs.
6' 10" 214 - 262 lbs. 6' 10" 189 - 231 lbs.
6' 11" 220 - 268 lbs. 6' 11" 194 - 237 lbs.

So before you get too serious about toning your abs and flattening your stomach, you'll have to work on getting your weight down to the ideal number indicated on the chart above.

10 Tummy Flattening Tips

Here's a quick guide you can follow to help flatten your stomach. Print this list out and post it somewhere in your house where you'll see it.

1. Walk/jog for 30 minutes at least 3 times per week to boost your metabolism in order to burn that fat.

2. Eat a small handful of almonds (at least 6) every morning. Almonds are one of the healthiest snacks you can eat and the protein is good for burning fat.

3. Purchase a Pilates DVD and do the exercises at least 2-3 times per week. Pilates works on toning your entire body with concentration on your powerhouse (middle section) and will improve your flexibility.

4. Add fiber to your diet and cut down your intake of the bad carbs. Foods such as white bread, pastas, potatoes, and white rice should be limited. Eat brown rice and whole wheat bread instead. To get that needed fiber increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables (especially the leafy green ones).

5. Drink skim milk instead of whole milk. Keep your dairy intake at a minimum because these products often cause bloating and gas.

6. Perform proper crunches at least 3 times a week to train your abs. Avoid sit-ups because they really do very little to firm your stomach. Sit-ups work your hip flexors more than anything else.

7. Drink plenty of water. You should be drinking 6 to 8 glasses per day. Not only will it help fill you up so you eat less, but it aids in digestion.

8. Stop eating within 3 hours of bedtime. If you have to munch on something, eat a small portion of vegetables or fruit. Not eating late can make a huge difference.

9. Eat smaller meals more often instead of 2-3 big meals per day to keep from having that bloated look and feeling. Eating more meals actually kicks up your metabolism.

10. Take a break from healthy eating once in a while and treat yourself to your favorite dessert. If you completely deprive yourself of the foods you love you'll run the risk of going back to your bad eating habits. Moderation is the key.

Just remember that slow and steady wins the race when it comes to slimming your waistline and flattening your stomach. There's no such thing as losing your stomach fast. You have to work at it daily and remain consistent with your diet and exercise.

If you remember nothing else, remember this: A flat stomach comes with TOTAL BODY FITNESS - not just from spot toning your stomach with crunches.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 10 Secrets to Being HAPPY!

One of my favorite songs is Bobby McFerrin's refrain, "Don't Worry, Be Happy". I recently had the opportunity to observe people's reactions when a highway was closed because of an accident ahead. As we waited, I watched as some listened to radios, a few began tossing a Frisbee, other's seemed to be working or reading, and others opted for a quick nap. But, there were also a handful who were clearly agitated and angry. Pacing about, swearing, and upset, they decided that the best response to this event, which none of us could control, was to be very unhappy. I was reminded of Abraham Lincoln's comment that, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." The following are my Top 10 Tips to increase happiness in your life:

1. Decide to be a happy person. As Lincoln observed, most people, most of the time, can choose how stressed or happy, how troubled or relaxed they want to be. Choose to be happy.

2. Watch and Read less news. As a recovering news addict, I know this can be difficult because the stock market fluctuates, politicians politic, and sports teams compete. But, most of the time, you don't need the stress. So, just don't watch. I think it was Henry Thoreau who noted that if you've ever read about a train wreck, you understand the principle and don't need to know any more about it.

3. Practice the Attitude of Gratitude. We all have so much to be grateful for. Just thanking the many people who assist us, encourage us, teach us and open doors for us could take all day!

4. Take Time. My cat has taught me much about loyalty, about noticing the sights, sounds, and smells in the yard, about being relaxed and about play. Eat when you're hungry, nap when you need it. Get your ears scratched whenever possible!

5. Laugh everyday. Hear a joke, tell a joke, laugh at yourself, laugh with your friends and family and co-workers. There are very few medicines as powerful as laughter, and I don't think you can over-dose, although it is addicting!

6. Love well. Express your affection, appreciation, friendship and warmth to those around you, and they will almost always respond in the most amazing ways! Be generous--it pays great dividends!

7. Work hard. This one comes as a bit of a surprise, but there is tremendous satisfaction in being competent, and joy in completing our assigned tasks. One of the great sources of happiness is to do work that is worthy of you, and to do it well.

8. Learn something new, everyday. To be happy, most of us must also be growing, expanding, learning and challenging ourselves. Read, listen, adapt and stretch to accommodate new ideas and new information.

9. Use your body as it was designed. Walk and run, stretch, throw things, and lift things. Dance! Exercise is good, but so is making love, mixing up a batch of cookies, or exchanging backrubs. You have a body and it can be either a source of joy, or a source of aches and pains. Your choice.

10. Avoid toxins. I prefer writing positives (things to do) rather than negatives (things to fear), but reality says there are negative people and there are bad chemicals, stressful noises, and unsafe places. Don't go there! Avoid poisons whenever possible. It seems to work out better that way.

Tips for Clear, Beautiful Skin

It’s hard to feel beautiful when you have pimples. Maybe you feel like you’ve tried everything to clear your skin. But having clear skin is not as hard as you might think.

Follow these tips and you’ll see clear, beautiful skin appear in no time!

First of all, if your skin is not clean it can never be clear. Wash your face in the morning when you wake up, and again before bedtime. Use an antibacterial facial soap – there are many good products on the market these days, priced to suit any income.

Do not wash your face more than two times every day. Over-cleansing can dry out your skin, which can cause your pores to produce more oil.

Use your fingertips or a washcloth. Don’t scrub your skin, as this also can cause your pores to over-produce oil.

Always use an SPF facial moisturizer after you wash your face. Even if your skin is very oily, you should use a moisturizer, as it helps achieve balance and even out skin tone. BUT, make sure your moisturizer is oil-free, or “non-comedogenic” – which means it won’t clog your pores. Make sure any make-up you use is non-comedogenic, also.

Avoid getting hair products like hairspray or gel on your skin. Try not to touch your skin with your hands during the day, because oil and germs from your fingers can cause pimples.

And the final, most important tip for clear skin is DO NOT squeeze pimples! Yes, it’s tempting, but squeezing a pimple will only make it get worse and take longer to clear. It bruises the skin, causes scarring, and can spread bacteria, causing more pimples.

These simple, easy to follow tips will help you see clear, beautiful skin, sooner than you ever thought was possible.

Shopping Handbag Louis Vuitton...

Assalamualaikum semua...
Dah akhir tahun..
Dah penat bekerja siang malam...
Time untuk shopping...
Cantik2 tak handbag kat bawah ni...
Untuk ke tempat kerja...untuk time santai...untuk meeting....ape2 jerla...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

8 powerful ways to make people like you

Socializing is an important part of life. It’s healthy to meet many people who like your presence. The good news is that it’s possible to make yourself likable. After all, becoming popular is a learnable skill. Here are 8 ways to make people like you:

1. Being caring
Showing concern for people around you shows that you are a human being who radiates warmth, comfort, and love. People love to be cared for, but not many are willing to give love in this harsh reality. You should be the one to do so.
A bit of caring can mean a lot to someone. You can care by doing simple things like asking about your friend’s work progress, your neighbour’s family, and your spouse’s feelings. Remember, small things count a lot in relationship.

People don’t care about you until you care about them.

10 Best Fat Burning Foods

  1. Exercise might not be the only tool in burning fat. By adding certain fat-burning foods to your diet, you can boost your body's metabolism.
  2. At Breakfast

  3. 1. A natural fat-burner, the egg provides a healthy amount of protein, which can be filling and preserve muscle mass, even during weight loss.

  4. 2. Breakfast cereal can be one of your strongest allies in fighting fat. But not all cereals are the same; some can even be detrimental to your healthy diet because of added sugar and sodium. Instead, look for cereals with added fiber and low calories, such as Kashi Heart to Heart Oat Flakes and Wild Blueberry Clusters, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value Raisin Bran, Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats and Health Valley Real Oat Bran Almond Crunch.
  5. At Lunch and Dinner

  6. 3. Turkey contains leucine, an amino acid that (like eggs) helps maintain healthy muscle mass, resulting in a revved-up metabolism. Turkey is also full of protein, which is filling and helps prevent overeating.
    4. Made of soy and canola oils, enova oil contains diglycerides, which metabolize differently than the fatty triglycerides that may raise cholesterol and body weight.

  7. 5. Potatoes may not seem a likely candidate for this list, but their makeup of resistant starch may be beneficial in burning fat. Because the form of starch in potatoes resists absorption in the body, you feel fuller faster and are less likely to overeat. Resistant starch is also not stored in the body as other starches are. Another plus is the potato's high fiber content. (Other resistant starches include beans and grains.)

  8. 6. Add berries to your plate, whether alone or as part of a recipe. Packed with fiber (and necessary vitamins), berries satiate efficiently and prevent overeating. One cup of raspberries, for example, delivers 8 grams of fiber. The same measure of blackberries has 7.4 grams, and blueberries have 3.5 grams.

  9. 7. If you're looking for a place to toss in the berries, yogurt is a good fat-burning option. High in calcium, which prevents the release of fat-storing calcitriol, yogurt also contains leucine, another fat fighter.
  10. Fat-Burning Snacks and Other Fat Fighters

  11. 8. Peanuts are an easily portable snack that pack a fat-burning punch. They keep blood sugar in check and can lower triglycerides, which contribute to heart disease. Full of protein, peanuts also keep hunger at bay.

  12. 9. White tea contains the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which breaks up fat cells.

  13. 10. Probiotics ("good bacteria") may help your body absorb fewer calories, whether you incorporate probiotics into your diet through food (yogurt and kefir) or through dietary supplements.

10 Best Diet Foods

  1. When you're watching what you eat, focus on the foods that provide the most nutrition for the least calories. Just because you are eating less does not mean that you can't get all the nutrition and satisfaction you need from your diet. There are 10 foods you should incorporate into your menu to get the best results.
  2. Oils

  3. Using safflower, olive or canola oils in your cooking, especially in place of butter or margarine, helps add beneficial MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) into your diet. MUFAs are a "good" fat that helps lower your risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing bad cholesterol levels.
  4. Apples and Pears

  5. Apples contain pectin, which was found in a 2007 University of Georgia study to fight prostate cancer. Other health benefits of pectin are its effect on colon cancer cells, and its ability to lower cholesterol and glucose levels. Both apples and pears are excellent sources of fiber, which help you to feel full longer.
  6. Berries

  7. Berries are rich in antioxidants and fiber. They also are highly portable and easy to portion control, making them an ideal snack and a healthy way to satisfy sweet cravings.
  8. Avocados

  9. Besides containing MUFAs, avocados are a great source of potassium, lutein, B vitamins and vitamin E. Their creamy taste and texture make them a great substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches, and for sour cream in Mexican food and dips. Pairing avocados with foods that are high in antioxidants, like tomatoes or carrots, boosts the body's ability to absorb the antioxidants.
  10. Eggs

  11. For just 75 calories each, eggs provide high-quality protein and a wide variety of nutrients, including choline, which is essential to brain function. Their versatility makes them an option for any meal, such as a breakfast omelet, hard-boiled for a snack, or cut up in a lunch salad or a dinner frittata or low-fat quiche.
  12. Hot Peppers

  13. Besides offering a shot of flavor, the ingredient in peppers that gives them their heat, capsaicin, has been found to offer a mild boost to the metabolism.
  14. Salmon

  15. Salmon is a terrific source of omega-3, an essential fatty acid our body needs but does not produce. It supports healthy brain function and reduces the risks of heart disease and stroke. Omega-3 has also been shown to be helpful in preventing risk factors for cancer and arthritis.
  16. Nuts and Seeds

  17. Peanuts have been shown to lower total cholesterol. Almonds help lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease, and contain B17, a nutrient being studied for its cancer-fighting properties. Walnuts improve artery function, particularly following a meal that's high in fat. Pumpkin seeds aid in prostate health and improving male bone density.
  18. Dark Chocolate

  19. Besides chocolate satisfying a sweet tooth, dark chocolate is packed full of antioxidants and the chemical serotonin, a natural anti-depressant, as well as feel-good endorphins. It relaxes blood vessels and can help to lower blood pressure. Just remember to keep the portion size small (1 oz. or less).
  20. Whole Grains

  21. The complex carbohydrates help to regulate blood sugar levels to prevent peaks and crashes, which help you to avoid crankiness and binge eating. It is also a great source of fiber.

Monday, December 28, 2009

How to Send Faxes With Skype

  1. Step 1
    Download and install Skype software
  2. Step 2
    Download and install PamFax.
  3. Step 3
    Launch Skype.
  4. Step 4
    Launch PamFax. The PamFax interface will provide a variety of options including sending faxes, reading received faxes and buying fax credit that can be used to send faxes.
  5. Step 5
    Select "Send a File" to fax a document from your computer (supported formats include Microsoft Office and Open Office documents as well as PDFs). Select the file you wish to fax and then click "Open."
  6. Step 6
    Enter the fax recipient number and then click "Next."
  7. Step 7
    Select a cover page template and then click "Next."
  8. Step 8
    Select the notification settings for the fax delivery and then click "Next." At this point, you can choose to alert the recipient via email or Skype of the fax delivery.
  9. Step 9
    Select your payment method and click the appropriate button to deliver your fax. You can choose to pay for the fax now or to purchase PamFax credit. Once you complete this step, your fax will be delivered and a confirmation screen will be displayed.

Kemalangan Ngeri Sani Express Di Ipoh – 10 Maut

Klau korang tengok berita mesti korang terkejut dengan kes kemalangan yg berlaku hari ni iaitu kemalangan bas express Sani Express di kilometer 272.8 Lebuhraya Utara Selatan, berdekatan dengan area Jaya Jusco, Ipoh tp kawasan blakang Jaya Jusco lah (highway).. Kiranya dkt tol kluar Ipoh Selatan lah..

Kemalangan ngeri ni dah pun mngorbankan 10 nyawa penumpang.. Antara penumpang2 yg maut ditempat kejadian adalah :

- Shaharin Mohd Noor (61)
- Supiah Adam (46)
- Musa @ Ismail Abdullah (64)
- Mohd Shukri Mohd Ali (22)
- Noor Jasmi Noordin (25)
- Mohd Bilal Osman (22)
- Ng Poh Ngoh (23)
- Ng Kah Kit (14)
- Sharifah Raheel Al-Junid Syed Harun (21)
- Sharifah Hasanah Al Junid Syed Harun (15)

How to Use Your Intuition to Make Big Decisions

Have you ever had a tough time trying to make an important or big decision and didn't know which way to go? Maybe you have stayed awake all night getting one of those level headaches at the front of your brain whilst attempting to work pout the logical next step?

Sometimes it can be awfully tricky to make those hard decisions in a short time and there is always the nagging doubt that we may have taken the wrong road. Is there another way to cope with this situation when it appears other than hair pulling, lack of sleep and grumbling at our loved ones as they try to be encouraging?

Well there is another way but it requires a level of trust you might not have yet. It requires asking your deeper mind for its wisdom and letting it give you the answer when it is ready - but, rest assured, it will always be the right decision and at just the right time.

By "deeper mind" I am talking about the subconscious mind and our intuition. Everyone has intuition even though they might not think they have. The subconscious has stored within it an enormous amount of information gleaned from the world around you and it can make connections in ways your conscious mind would never be able to so why not take deliberate advantage of that. Most people do rely on their intuition or gut instinct probably more than they realise but did you know you can get an answer from it whenever you want and not just by chance.

How do you get an answer from your subconscious when you need it? The best time to seek or ask for an answer to your question or a solution to your problem is right before you go to sleep. Concentrate on the problem for five minutes all the while asking for an answer. Try to let go of any anxiety or bad feeling as it isn't good to dwell on this. You want to maintain a positive frame of mind before sleeping. Ask out loud if possible, something along the lines of, "give me an answer to this question" or "how can I achieve so and so..." and so on. Just word it in a way that makes sense to you.

The key here is desire. The more you desire an answer to your question, the quicker it will arrive. The more passion we can generate around the issue, the more important our mind will assume it is and the quicker it will produce the solution. It may take one night or a couple but if you trust in the process you will find exactly the information you seek coming to you at just the right time.

Seven Steps to Making Better Decisions

Heads or tails? Have you ever agonized over a decision and wound up wishing you could just flip a coin for a quick yes-or-no answer? Or do you catch yourself twiddling your thumbs and hoping no one will notice you're stalling? Some decisions have life-or-death consequences-and some are even more important than that.

Education, career and marriage choices can affect the course of our whole life. Character and spiritual choices can have an even more far-reaching impact. Tough decisions and complicated choices can thwart us. But just putting off a major decision doesn't solve anything, and may even be the worst choice.

Here are some commonsense strategies that can help you overcome an overwhelming choice.

1. Seek wisdom.

This includes prayer, study of the subject in the Scriptures and seeking wise counsel throughout the process.

Those who believe in God and the power of prayer know why this step is first. Sometimes there isn't time to do anything else.

George Evans, a retired architectural engineer, tells of a time he was between jobs and praying for God's help to find a good one. He made an appointment to meet with the head of a firm he was considering.

"We pulled into the parking lot together, and he asked for my resume as we walked in," Mr. Evans said. The boss offered him a job on the spot: to manage the complete restoration of the Statue of Liberty before the U.S. bicentennial celebrations in 1976!

"I'd prayed about it," Mr. Evans said, but his answer was needed right away, so he couldn't formally go through any other steps. To him, this was a clear answer to prayer.

Other decisions have a clear answer in the Bible. If someone is asking you to cosign on a loan, Proverbs 6:1-5 gives a warning. If your sales manager wants you to shade the truth to make more sales, the Bible emphatically tells us not to lie (Exodus 20:16; Revelation 21:8)-though exactly what to say or not say to the sales manager probably requires additional wisdom.

The Bible encourages seeking wise counsel. For spiritual decisions, seek a wise, biblically sound minister. For financial advice, seek someone trained and experienced in the field, and avoid anyone who has a conflict of interest-who has something to sell. The temptation might be too great to try to fit a square financial instrument into a round hole.

2. Clearly state the problem/opportunity.

Usually this means looking at the problem from all sides, gathering as many relevant facts as possible, then boiling it all down to try to isolate the key issue.

Stating the problem can often be half the battle. It's hard to aim at a fuzzy target, but when you have identified the bull's eye, your chances of success increase.

Part of stating the problem is to consider: How important is it? A critical decision deserves a major investment in research and time, while a day-to-day decision, not so much.

What blind spots might you have in clearly seeing the situation? For important decisions, get advice from someone you trust but who may not look at it the same way. In the biblical story of the Exodus, it only took Moses' father-in-law a day of watching Moses judge long lines of people to see that this wasn't a long-term solution. "Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out," he told Moses (Exodus 18:18).

Seeing the situation and a proposed solution through his father-in-law's eyes helped Moses avoid premature burnout.

3. What would the ideal outcome look like?

Consider it in the context of your mission, values and goals.

In the real world, it can seem pointless to consider the ideal solution. Reality dictates decision making as the art of the possible. But for important decisions-who you will marry, where you will go to church, where you will work, where you will live-why not make the time to imagine the best possible outcome? One that meshes with your mission in life, your godly values and your personal goals?

Aim high!

4. Brainstorm for options.

Your research and thought to this point have probably identified several options. But often with difficult decisions it's good to apply your mind and enlist your family, friends and experts in finding a few more. Or in those seemingly impossible scenarios, you may need to create some options where none existed before.

However, studies show we can be stressed out by too many choices, so there's no need to invent extra options just for good measure.

About options: In a crisis we may not have many or may not see many. But a proactive approach to life-planning, setting goals, developing skills-generally gives us more options.

"To be lucky, you need skills." That's how Dr. David Campbell put it in his vocational guidance classic, If You Don't Know Where You Are Going, You'll Probably End Up Somewhere Else. If luck describes the probability of a good outcome, then choosing to develop a variety of useful skills can really increase your luck.

5. Wisely weigh the options.

How do you compare your choices? Only 16 percent of Americans base moral choices on the Bible, according to a 2005 survey by the Barna Group. Those who do, however, have an easier time comparing.

Some options are easy to eliminate if they break God's laws or are obviously unlikely to produce the desired outcome. After eliminating these, hopefully some options are still available (if not, you might have to reexamine those unlikely ones or to brainstorm some more).

Weigh the pros and cons of each option. For a decision about which college to attend, for instance, you might make a table comparing your main college options based on factors such as:

* Strength of academic program in your field.
* Faculty/student ratio or class sizes.
* Cost/financial aid packages.
* Distance from home, etc.

Heather, 18, considered many colleges during her junior and senior years of high school but narrowed it down to two good state schools near her home in Ohio. She looked through the stacks of beautiful brochures that kept coming in from around the country, but she said, "I knew it wouldn't change my mind unless they offered me a full ride."

Often the complexities and number of factors involved can lead to analysis paralysis. Once again, consulting wise counselors can give you fresh insights or reinforce your feelings at this stage.

6. Decide.

For many of us, this is the hardest part. The previous five steps may not have come to a clear winner. When you are uncertain, it's easy to do nothing. Not deciding is itself a decision, and generally not the best one.

Erica, 15, said, "The biggest problem I see is the people who don't decide-who let other people make up their minds for them."

If two choices are equally good and your trusted advisers are split, it may require going with your intuition or even a coin toss.

One of the biggest problems with decisions-especially moral choices-is timing. What's the ideal time to make a decision about a potential problem? Before the problem arises.

Such preparation allows you "to identify your potential temptations, weaknesses, vices, 'fatal attractions,' blind spots, cravings, addictions, etc., and you are able to proactively devise a plan of action that you will not, for any reason, deviate from when faced with any temptation, or other attractive alternatives or options" (Ken Lindner, Crunch Time: Eight Steps to Making the Right Life Decisions at the Right Times, 1999, p. 166).

7. Do.

Once you have decided, develop a plan of action and a list of deadlines and get started. No matter how much time we spent deciding, we can get cold feet.

To be effective, we have to get past this. Decision-making expert David A. Welch told this story: "A colleague of mine had to choose between offers of admission from Harvard and the University of Chicago. 'Relax,' said her mentor. 'No matter which you choose, you will regret it.' There is timeless wisdom in that comment. It is almost always possible to regret our choices, because we do not have to live with the consequences of the alternatives we pass by. We can easily convince ourselves that we would have been better off if we had chosen differently. In most cases, though, there is no good reason to believe that" (Decisions, Decisions: The Art of Effective Decision Making, 2002, pp. 44-45).

However, if it does become clear that we're off course, we can make course corrections. If we've made the wrong decision, we can go through the process again, factoring in the new insights we've learned.

Whatever decisions you face, may they be good and effective ones that will take you on the path God has for you. For more biblical background about our God-given mission in life and how to achieve our goals, read, download or request the free booklets What Is Your Destiny? and Making Life Work.

Petua Make Up Lebih Menarik

Anda suka mekap untuk ke tempat kerja? atau ke majlis? atau ke mana sahaja? Di sini saya ada beberapa petua untuk menambahkan lagi seri wajah anda menggunakan mekap :

1) Menjadikan Mekap Tahan Lama

Setelah basuh muka, pakailah penyegar, pelembab, dan foundation seperti biasa. Biasanya selepas foundation kita akan kenekan pula loose powder ke muka. Tapi, nnti dulu! Sebelum pakai loose powder, apa kata ambil air mineral/air tapisan dan basuh muka terlebih dahulu. Tekap-tekapkan tuala bersih untuk menghilangkan air tersebut, kemudian barulah kenekan loose powder ke muka. Then, bermekap lah seperti biasa.

2) Menjadikan Warna Lipstik Lebih Menarik

Mudah sahaja! Simpan lipstik kesukaan anda ke dalam peti ais. Kemudian pakailah lipstik seperti biasa. Dengan cara ini, warna lipstik anda akan kelihatan lebih menarik.

Sekian dulu buat kali ini. Insyaallah, jika ada lagi petua selepas ini, saya akan abadikannya di sini.

Tapi sebelum itu,
PLEASE BOYCOTT ISRAEL'S PRODUCT. Antaranya yang menjadi kegilaan kita adalah LOREAL, MAYBELLINE DAN REVLON. Saya dah tak beli semua tu sekarang ini. Dan saya juga mengharapkan anda begitu. "Merah Lipstik Kita Adalah Merah Darah Kanak-Kanak Palestine Yang Dibunuh Kejam Oleh Zionis Tak Berhati Perut!"

Khasiat Madu dalam Kecantikan Wanita..

Honey dikatakan dapat melawan dan mengelakkan pelbagai penyakit. Sebagai umat Islam juga, kita diminta untuk setia pada madu kerana padanya terdapat penawar untuk pelbagai penyakit kecuali mati.

Saya telah mengamalkan meminum madu setiap pagi sebelum mengambil sarapan dan sebelum tidur serta pada waktu lapang. Hasilnya memang memuaskan.

Berbalik kepada tips kecantikan tadi, hari ini saya nak memasukkan tips kecantikan yang sangat mudah. Hanya menggunakan air, madu dan keinginan untuk cantik, itu sahaja.

So, inilah petuanya :

Sebelum tidur, masukkan sesudu kecil madu ke dalam secawan air mineral. Kacau sebati. Seterusnya basuhlah muka dengan air madu tersebut. Insyaallah, keesokan paginya wajah anda akan kelihatan sangat radiance dan terasa lembut

Kecantikan wanita dan cara memanjakan diri

Wanita adalah sebuah karya terindah Tuhan yg penuh dengan pesona sepanjang waktu. Kecantikan seorang wanita terpancar bukan dari parasnya yang ayu namun juga inner beauty yang terdapat di dalamnya , namun tidak dinafikan pertama kali mata memandang sebelum melihat inner beauty akan tertuju akan tertuju pada penampilan dan juga kecantikan tubuh….ada banyak cara mahupun produk yang tersedia bagi para wanita yang ingin merawat serta mempercantik tubuh, mulai dari perawatan yang semulajadi dan tradisional sampai ke pembedahan plastik…. Begitu banyak pilihan yg ada dan begitu juga dengan risiko yang terjadi, semakin maju teknologi kecantikan serta produk yg digunakan maka kesan sampingnya juga akan semakin….kerana itu berhati-hatilah untuk memilih produk mahupun alat kecantikan yg ada.

Dari zaman dahulu perawatan tubuh secara tradisional tidak pernah pudar dan berhenti walaupun mungkin saat ini sangat kurang di gunakan kerana kurang dipraktikkan namun semakin hari semakin para ilmuan terus berusaha mencari jalan bagaimana dapat menggunakan produk natural dengan mudah dan senang sehingga si pemakai akan mendapatkan hasil yg maksimum dan tanpa merosakkan kulit jika pemakaian dalam jangka panjang mahupun terhenti.

Di Malaysia khususnya banyak produk perawatan kecantikan alami serta tempat2 melakukan perawatan tubuh yg kini terkenal dengan SPA…Perawatan yg ditawarkan juga macam2 seperti:

1. Massage:

Iaitu pemijatan yg dilakukan dengan denan menggunakan minyak beraroma yg dapat melancarkan peredaran darah dan memberikan aroma yg baik untuk kulit dan juga fikiran….jenis2 massage juga bermacam-macam mulai dari aromatherapy massage, traditional massage, stone massage, shiatsu, thai massage, herbal massage,ayurvedic massage dan juga deep tissue massage.

2. Body Scrub (Lulur) dan Body Mask (Masker):
Baik dilakukan seminggu sekali untuk menghilangkan kotoran kulit serta menjaga kulit agar tetap cerah dan juga memberi nutrisi yg diperlukan kulit luar , ini anda boleh dapatkan bergantung jenis lulur yg anda gunakan

3. Aromatheraphy burner:
Sangat baik untuk theraphy stress, dari aroma essential yg dibakar dalam mangkuk burner akan dapat mempengaruhi kerja otak sehingga bisa merehatkan otak anda yg stress dan tegang. Boleh juga dipakai sekaligus untuk pengharum di ruangan. Campurkan saja beberapa titis essential oils dalam burner dan bakar dengan lilin dari bawah, ulangi sekerap yg anda inginkan, untuk pilihan aroma ada banyak pilihan sesuai selera, bagi yg dalam keadaan stress dicadangkan untuk memilih aroma lavender ataupun lemon grass Treatment ini bukan hanya untuk wanita tapi juga untuk seluruh anggota keluarga.

5. Mandi Rempah:
Bagi yang mempunyai bathtub anda boleh memilih perawatan ini. Fungisnya dapat menghilangkan aroma bau badan, menghilangkan lelah serta mengurangkan stress yg berkepanjangan.

6. Mandi Garam:
Hampir sama dengan mandi tapi ini dapat membuang sel kulit mati serta menghaluskan kaki (tersedia dalam garam kaki) cukup anda berendam selama 15-20 minit sebelum anda mandi.

Masih banyak lagi perawatan kecantikan yg dibuat dari bahan semulajadi serta mudah untuk digunakan di rumah…untuk pilihan produk natural kami sarankan anda mengunjungi untuk rawatan kecantikan lebih lanjut.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Jangan! Jangan! Jangan!

  • Jangan sengaja lewatkan solat. Perbuatan ini Allah tidak suka. Kalau tertidur lain cerita.
  • Jangan masuk ke bilik air tanpa memakai alas kaki (selipar). Takut kalau-kalau terbawa keluar najis, mengotori seluruh rumah Kita.
  • Jangan makan dan minum dalam bekas yang pecah atau sumbing. Makruh kerana ia membahayakan.
  • Jangan biarkan pinggan mangkuk yang telah digunakan tidak berbasuh. Makruh dan mewarisi kepapaan.
  • Jangan tidur selepas solat Subuh, nanti rezeki mahal (kerana berpagi-pagi itu membuka pintu berkat)..
  • Jangan makan tanpa membaca BISMILLAH Dan DOA makan. Nanti rezeki Kita dikongsi syaitan.
  • Jangan keluar rumah tanpa niat untuk membuat kebaikan. Takut-takut Kita mati dalam perjalanan.
  • Jangan pakai sepatu atau selipar yang berlainan pasangan. Makruh dan mewarisi kepapaan.
  • Jangan biarkan mata liar di perjalanan.. Nanti hati Kita gelap diselaputi dosa.
  • Jangan menangguh taubat bila berbuat dosa kerana mati boleh datang bila-bila masa.
  • Jangan ego untuk meminta maaf pada ibu bapa dan sesama manusia kalau memang Kita bersalah.
  • Jangan mengumpat sesama rakan taulan. Nanti rosak persahabatan Kita hilang bahagia.
  • Jangan lupa bergantung kepada ALLAH dalam setiap kerja Kita. Nanti Kita sombong apabila berjaya. Kalau gagal kecewa pula.
  • Jangan bakhil untuk bersedekah. Sedekah itu memanjangkan umur dan memurahkan rezeki Kita.
  • Jangan banyak ketawa. Nanti mati jiwa.
  • Jangan biasakan berbohong, kerana ia adalah ciri-ciri munafik dan menghilangkan kasih orang kepada Kita.
  • Jangan suka menganiaya manusia atau haiwan.. Doa makhluk yang teraniaya cepat dimakbulkan ALLAH.
  • Jangan terlalu susah hati dengan urusan dunia. Akhirat itu lebih utama dan hidup di sana lebih lama Dan kekal selamanya.
  • Jangan mempertikaikan kenapa ISLAM itu berkata JANGAN. Sebab semuanya untuk keselamatan Kita. Sesungguhnya ALLAH lebih tahu apa yang terbaik untuk hamba ciptaanNya.
  • Jangan baca saja, tetapi hendaklah disusuli dengan amal. Ilmu tanpa amal seumpama pohon yang tidak berbuah.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wanita dan Kerjaya

Penglibatan dan peranan wanita dalam membangunkan masyarakat dan negara adalah penting berasaskan kepada tugas dan tanggungjawab malah merupakan satu usaha positif untuk mencapai tahap lebih tinggi berdasarkan kepada konsep pembangunan bersepadu iaitu dari aspek fizikal dan mental setanding dengan kaum lelaki.

Islam tidak menghalang wanita untuk melakukan pekerjaan di luar rumah sekiranya ia merupakan keperluan diri, keluarga, masyarakat dan negara.

Malahan Islam menganggap pekerjaan yang dilakukan oleh wanita atau lelaki merupakan suatu ibadah selagi dilakukan dengan niat yang ikhlas dan tidak terkeluar dari landasan dan peraturan Islam.

Sebagai contoh, wanita-wanita pada zaman Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. turut sama membantu keluarga mereka seperti menggembala, bertani, berniaga dan sebagainya. Contohnya Asma´ binti Abu Bakar yang bekerja sebagai petani dan membantu suaminya mengangkut hasil buah tamar dari ladang ke pasar yang jauhnya kira-kira 1.4 km.

Adalah menjadi kebiasaan bagi wanita bekerja membantu keluarga dan penglibatan me
reka tidak menimbulkan masalah kerana dalam budaya masyarakat Malaysia tugas-tugas di luar rumah sudah menjadi perkara biasa dan sangat diharapkan bagi membantu menambahkan pendapatan keluarga yang nyata memerlukan sumber kewangan lebih.

Secara lazimnya, seseorang wanita yang telah berumah tangga akan bertanggungjawab untuk mengurus dan mentadbir keluarga serta melaksanakan tugas sebagai seorang isteri atau ibu. Maka perbelanjaan rumah yang diberikan mesti digunakan sebaik mungkin dan pelajaran anak-anak juga merupakan keutamaan bagi seorang wanita.

Bagi wanita yang berkerjaya, tanggungjawab mereka juga semakin bertambah kerana wanita yang berkerjaya perlu melaksanakan tanggunjawab sebagai pekerja dan memastikan segala tugasan dilakukan dengan sempurna maka secara tidak langsung wanita bukan sahaja memikul tanggungjawab sebagai isteri, ibu, malahan sebagai pekerja.

Faktor pertama yang menyebabkan wanita bekerja ialah pendidikan yang mereka miliki dan keiinginan untuk mahu menggunakan pengetahuan dan kemahiran yang ada secara total.

Tidak dapat disangkal lagi wanita yang bekerja dapat mengimplementasikan pengetahuan dan kemahiran yang ada pada mereka dan dalam masa
yang sama mereka mampu memperoleh pendapatan sendiri sekali gus membantu meningkatkan taraf ekonomi keluarga.

Perubahan sosial dan keperluan ekonomi yang tinggi juga merupakan antara faktor wanita keluar bekerja kerana tuntutan ini memerlukan mereka membantu suami untuk membentuk keluarga yang bahagia dan selesa serta meringankan beban suami.

Walau apa sekalipun faktor yang menjuruskan wanita, isteri dan ibu keluar bekerja, tanggungjawab dan pembahagian masa antara keluarga dan kerjaya perlulah seiringan agar tidak mengabaikan mana-mana pihak.

Wanita yang bekerja perlu memastikan keperluan rumahtangga dan tanggungjawab sebagai isteri dan ibu perlu dilaksanakan sebaik mungkin walaupun mereka terpaksa bekerja pada siang harinya dan ketika di pejabat mereka juga perlu memberikan komitmen yang penuh untuk melunaskan tugas yang diberikan kepada mereka.

Wanita perlu menghargai kepercayaan yang
diberikan oleh suami kepada mereka dan perlu menjaga nama baik suami dan keluarga ketika berada diluar dan pihak suami sewajarnya memberi perhatian dan panduan serta bimbingan sekiranya isteri mereka memerlukan pendapat dan tempat untuk meluahkan masalah kerana sifat tolak ansur dan tolong-menolong ini mampu melahirkan keluarga yang aman bahagia.

Wanita..Anda yang mana..

Walaupun semua yang dicatatkan ini tidak dapat dijamin ketepatannya, namun saya kira ia boleh menjadi satu sumber rujukan bagi kita dalam membuat pemerhatian dan kaji selidik tentang perangai dan sifat seseorang individu itu. (bagi sesiapa yang berminat saja)

Adapun, perlu saya tegaskan sekali lagi, semua yang dicatatkan ini bukanlah satu fakta 100% tepat yang boleh dijadikan hujjah atau sandaran keyakinan anda, sebaliknya ia hanyalah sekadar satu ramalan berdasarkan fenomena dan pemerhatian yang dilakukan oleh pengkaji2 dalam bidang psikologi manusia.

Pastinya, semua perkara atas dunia ini adalah menjadi hak mutlak ALLAH, yang mempunyai kekuasaan penuh atas apa jua perkara di muka bumi ini.

Semoga apa yang dikongsikan ini dapat sikit sebanyak memberikan panduan pada kita dalam lebih mengenali orang disekeliling kita seterusnya merasai kehebatan dan keagungan ALLAH SWT.


Wanita tanah dilahirkan di bawah zodiak;
Taurus (21 April-20 Mei),
Virgo (24 Ogos-23 September) dan
Capricon (22 Disember-20 Januari).
  • Seorang yang boleh dijangka, berwibawa dan praktikal.
  • Penyabar dan bertolak ansur, mempunyai kehendak dalaman dari segi emosi dan material.
  • Semangat produktif dan gigih yang disertai dengan sikap berhati hati menjadikan wanita tanah berkemampuan mencapai kejayaan dalam perniagaan.
  • Kebijaksanaan dan kepintaran yang diperolehi sering tersembunyi oleh air muka semulajadi yang pendiam dan tenang.
  • Sifat marah yang terkawal serta keperluan untuk keteguhan dan kawalan sering terbawa bawa dalam perhubungan yang amat konservatif, serius dan sederhana.
  • Tidak mudah menunjukkan sifat penyayang tetapi wanita tanah adalah seorang kekasih yang setia d! an berwibawa.

Wanita api dilahirkan di bawah lambang;
* Aries (21 Mac-20 April),
* Leo (24 Julai-23 Ogos) dan
* Sagittarius (23 November-21 Disember).
  • Dilahirkan sebagai pemimpin
  • Mempunyai kekuatan diri dan biasanya enggan menerima pendapat orang lain walaupun ianya benar.
  • Seorang yang artistik dan sukar dijangka, tetapi biasanya romantis dan tidak pemalu.
  • Mempunyai personaliti suka menguasai dan mendominasi tetapi boleh mengimbangi sifat sifat ini dengan sikap yang pemurah, mesra dan menunjukkan sifat yang mendalam terhadap sesuatu yang disukainya.
  • Suka berterus terang dan tidak berselindung menyebabkan orang yang dikasihi merasa sedih dan terhiris.
  • Jujur dan mahu hubungan peribadi berjalan dengan lancar. Wanita api harus diberikan ruang yang cukup luas untuk menjadikan perhubungan itu terus berkesan.
  • Tidak keberatan untuk beralih arah jika berasa tertekan.

Mereka ini lahir di bawah lambang ;
* Gemini (22 Mei-21 Jun),
* Libra (24 September-23 Oktober) dan
* Aquarius (21 Januari-19 Februari).
  • Berterus terang, berminda aktif dan gemar mencari kepelbagaian dalam setiap aspek kehidupan.
  • Berfikiran terbuka, mempunyai daya imaginasi dan inovatif, bagi mereka segalanya boleh dicapai.
  • Bergaya, tenang dan tidak cerewet serta mempunyai keinginan semulajadi untuk mengamalkan sikap diplomasi dan saling bekerjasama bersungguh sungguh.
  • Sanggup mengorbankan kehendak atau idea mereka sendiri demi mencapai keharmonian dan mengelakkan perselisihan atau konflik.
  • Sentiasa gigih untuk mendapatkan cinta yang terunggul, untuk berkonfrantasi.
  • Kurang cenderung untuk menyampaikan perasaan sebenar yang terpendam dalam hati mereka.
  • Dikenali dan diingati kerana sifat romantis dan manja.

Wanita air terdiri daripada mereka yang lahir di bawah zodiak;
* Cancer (22 Jun-23 Julai)
* Scorpio (24 Oktober-22 November) dan
* Pisces (20 Februari-20 Mac).
  • Mempunyai sifat semulajadi untuk berkembang maju.
  • Mereka ini dipandu oleh perasaan hati dan mempunyai sifat mudah bersimpati, berdaya imaginatif, sentimental, mempunyai perasaan yang berubah-ubah dan berhati hati.
  • Tenang dan mudah tersentuh oleh emosi orang orang yang berada disekeliling dan cepat mengeluarkan air mata dalam sebarang situasi yang menyedihkan.
  • Mudah mengikut rentak emosi orang lain dan juga diri sendiri.

Rahsia Wudhu’

Ramai di antara kita yang tidak sedar akan hakikat bahawa setiap yang dituntut dalam Islam mempunyai hikmah nya yang tersendiri. Pernahkah kita terfikir mengapa kita mengambil wuduk sedemikian rupa? Pernah kita terfikir segala hikmah yang kita perolehi dalam menghayati Islam? Pernah kita terfikir mengapa Allah lahirkan kita sebagai umat Islam?

1. Ketika berkumur, berniatlah kamu dengan, “Ya Allah,ampunilah dosa mulut dan lidahku ini”.
Penjelasan nombor 1 : Kita hari-hari bercakap benda-benda yang tak berfaedah.

2. Ketika membasuh muka, berniatlah kamu dengan, “Ya Allah, putihkanlah muka ku di akhirat kelak, Janganlah Kau hitamkan muka ku ini”.
Penjelasan nombor 2 : Ahli syurga mukanya putih berseri-seri.

3. Ketika membasuh tangan kanan, berniatlah kamu dengan, “Ya Allah, berikanlah hisab-hisabku ditangan kanan ku ini”.
Penjelasan nombor 3 : Ahli syurga diberikan hisab-hisabnya di tangan kanan

4. Ketika membasuh tangan kiri, berniatlah kamu dengan, “Ya Allah, janganlah Kau berikan hisab-hisab ku di tangan kiri ku ini”.
Penjelasan nombor 4 : Ahli neraka diberikan hisab-hisabnya di tangan kiri .

5. Ketika membasuh kepala, berniatlah kamu dengan,“Ya Allah,lindunganlah daku dari terik matahari di padang Masyar dengan Arasy Mu”.
Penjelasan nombor 5 : Panas di Padang Masyar macam matahari sejengkal di atas kepala.

6. Ketika membasuh telinga, berniatlah kamu dengan,“Ya Allah, ampunilah dosa telinga ku ini”
Penjelasan nombor 6 : Hari-hari mendengar orang mengumpat, memfitnah dll.

7. Ketika membasuh kaki kanan, berniatlah kamu dengan.“Ya Allah, permudahkanlah aku melintasi titian Siratul Mustaqqim”.
Penjelasan nombor 7 : Ahli syurga melintasi titian dengan pantas sekali..

8. Ketika membasuh kaki kiri, berniatlah kamu dengan,“Ya, Allah, bawakanlah daku pergi ke masjid-masjid, surau-surau dan bukan tempat- tempat maksiat”
Penjelasan nombor 8 : Qada’ dan Qadar kita di tangan Allah.

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