Sunday, January 17, 2010

How To Dissect a Frog

As you move forward in studying science, you will encounter "frog dissecting", here's how to do it easily and properly.
Things you will need:
frog to be dissected
scalpel or any cutting tools
surgical gloves
place for the dissection, much better if laboratory will be used
tacks for the frog holders
Frogs has two body coverings, It's skin and the abdominal muscles, cut first the outer covering or the skin, pinch it up for easier cutting, don't cut it deeper or it will bleed, you might damage the internal organs too, cut it straght vertically from upper body to it's lower body, then at each end of the cut that you have made, cut it horizontally just enough to open up the skin.

To start dissecting put the frog on the table and use the tacks to hold it down, the tacks will be located on it\'s limbs and on its feet, it will be much better if there will be someone helping you to hold the frog to make the procedure easier.

Then do the abdominal muscle, cut it as you\'ve done to the skin but no pinching this time, just a light and easy cut through it, after you open it up, use the tacks again to hold the skin open and see whats inside it.

Be careful in handling the opened frog, its internal organs are small and fragile and moving them around hastily might damage them. Don't forget to wash your hands thoroughly after the activity as frogs are known to carry bacteria that might cause skin problems.

Loving you forever

"Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow"

We wait for each other to have dinner, we treasure those times before we sleep when we’re just making kuwento, and best of all, we’re weathering some very tough challenges with a sense of calm and strength. I think knowing that we can count on each other to be there in good times and bad allows us stand tall through difficulty.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saving our Mother Earth

Saving Our Mother

Mother Earth has taken a beating when it comes to her health and appearance. The destruction of woodlands, the pollution of beaches and oceans, and the depletion of the ozone layer are making it increasingly difficult for her. People often take for granted the abundance of resources that are reaped from the earth and forget that it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the world in which we live. Though many may feel powerless to halt the destruction of the earth, there are small contributions that can help maintain the health of the planet.
Everyone should remember the three "Rs": Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. You may have heard this catchy phrase before, but few people actually apply to their everyday lives, although it is a much easier accomplishment than one might think.
The first "R" is the basic concept of conservation. Producing less waste in the first place can make a huge difference in the amount of reusing and recycling that happens later on. Try to be mindful of the ways that you can reduce your waste production throughout the day. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Make double-sided copies and prints.
Try to format your documents in such a way as to fit more text on one piece of paper.
Buy or make your own cloth napkins instead of using paper ones.
Pack lunches in Tupperware containers rather than baggies.
Clean your floor the old-fashioned way – with a broom and a mop. Resist the urge to use convenient disposable wipes that are popular these days. They create a huge amount of unnecessary waste.
Use only the amount of paper towels or toilet paper that you need – people tend to get a little carried away with this and cutting back here and there will go a long way.
Don’t forget about reducing water and gas usage also:
Shortening the time of a shower by even one minute can save many gallons of water in the long run.
Invest in a low flow toilet.
Don’t be a gutter-flooder. If it rains the night before, remember to turn your sprinklers off the next day, or get a rain gauge to regulate when the sprinklers come on.
Walk, ride a bike, or use public transportation whenever possible to reduce the amount of gas your car consumes and pollutants it emits.
Many of the things included in "Reduce," like the cloth napkins and Tupperware containers, can in turn be "Reused." Below are a few more suggestions:
At Down to Earth, customers are encouraged to reuse plastic bags or bring their own reusable canvas bags. For every bag that customers reuse, Down To Earth rewards them with 5 cents off their purchase.
Down to Earth also encourages customers to reuse plastic containers, like those for nut butters, syrup, and honey.
Refill water and juice bottles.
Cut up junk mail or paper that would otherwise be thrown out and use it as scratch paper to leave notes and phone messages on.
The final step in closing the loop. Often confused with reusing, recycling is the act of reprocessing things like paper, glass, and aluminum into new products. If your community does not have a recycling program, take action to start one up. Contact your city councilman to find out about implementing a program or find out where you can take your recyclables.
Finally, respect the appearance of Mother Earth. DO NOT throw trash on the ground. If there is not a trash can convenient, just hold it or put it in your pocket until you find one. Litter is a huge problem for wildlife. Birds, fish, and other animals get caught in plastic bags and soda can rings and can choke on small pieces of trash. Plus, trash makes parks and beaches less appealing. Do not let your carelessness destroy living creatures and habitats.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I Know How To Raise A Teenager....NOT!!!!

The Bottom Line I don't have a recommendation on how to raise teenagers. Just show your child your true self. They need to see you are human, too. Is there really anybody who knows how to raise a teenager? I know, stupid question. But, it seems as if there are so many people - professionals and parents who claim, "This is how you do it." I have read, viewed, listened and thought about this issue for several years now and I have come to the firm conclusion.....Nobody knows how to raise a teenager! I look back often to my teen years.

1. Clothes were so important.

2. Makeup was a large battle.

3. Boys, boys, boys!! (the older the more exciting)

4. "I can't wait until I turn 18 and can move out!!"

5. When I get my license......

6. Who needs history to get a job?

7. The phone is as important as a healthy body.

8. That won't happen to me!

9. "If you love me you'll 'do it'!"

10. My parents just don't understand me!! They live on another planet. and the list goes on......

Now, I look at my 15-year-old son Justin and realize (even though I live on another planet than he) the issues are the same. And if I look back even further to my parents' generation the issues are still the same on another level. And I sit with him and tell him this as he rolls his eyes I have watched the "skeletons" fall from the closet as the door opens wider and wider over the years in our society. Issues of date rape, homosexuality, anorexia, suicide, drugs, crime, gangs, sex, and alcohol have all become the focus of our teens as the decades evolve. Everywhere we look there are billboards, TV commercials, talk shows, magazine articles, games, classroom subjects, that pound messages of self esteem and morals into teenagers. But what ever happened to family discussions over the dinner table? What ever happened to, "As a family these are the rules that are acceptable and must be followed?" What ever happened to, "Mom, I need to talk?" What ever happened to, "Son, I am here for you."? As I watch my son's generation grow I witness a group of "children" so overloaded with complicated messages from our ever-aware society that sometimes baffles me. I feel so ignorant when I watch 20/20 on a topic of teen suicide. And if I pay attention to all the signs of this epidemic I can pick out a few symptoms I see in my son. This is the same with all critical nemeses. And I panic! Is my son using drugs? Is he gay? Is he having sex? And if he is, is he using a condom? Go ahead and ask your teen these questions. The response is always the same - "Mooommm!" So we give them space to mature and make wise decisions hoping we don't become societies next sad statistic.

There is no proven method to raise a teenager just as there isn't a manual handed out at birth. There never has been and there never will be. There are suggestions, opinions and tried and true old-fashioned values but each child is different and not everything works on one as it did on the others. It's ironic and I'm sure teens would find this amusing, but we as adults face the very same issues of inadequacy as they do. And we are just as unsure of the "right thing" as they are. Even more so, we feel just as misunderstood and confused as adults and face most of the same fears in our own way. Realistically speaking, we really haven't "grown up" as adulthood describes. If anything, our teen years are simply extended for the next 50 years or so. I recall a conversation my son and I had a year ago that left a remarkable impression in my mind. We were arguing about why he didn't tell me where he was going. He said to me, " Mom, why do you get so frustrated when I screw up?" I thought about this for a few minutes and could only provide this answer. "I try so hard to do the right thing. When you don't respect my rules I feel as if "I have screwed up. And this delays my personal growth." he looked at me for a long time and smiled. He hugged me and said, "I feel the same way, too." We don't have the perfect relationship and regardless of all the degreed experts, no family does. I apologize to him when I a wrongly accuse him; I let him see my imperfections and frustrations; He knows I am not perfect. And as much as I may preach the "right thing" even though it's different than the "other kids" he knows without a shadow of a doubt, I love him, which is something you can't get from a book.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment
1.Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
2. Call attention to other people's mistakes indirectly.
3. Talk about your own mistakes first.
4. Ask questions instead of directly giving orders.
5. Let the other person save face.
6. Praise every improvement.
7. Give them a fine reputation to live up to.
8. Encourage them by making their faults seem easy to correct.
9. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lose the Crowd, Beat the Blues

Short on space? Women who live in tight quarters -say with a big family in a small house-are more likely to be depressed than men who do , according to the new research . Men typically cope by spending time alone, but women often felt guilty about taking time for themselves. The guys are on to something: A little solitude can help you ditch the bad mood. So instead of feeling guilty about taking care an extra long shower or sneaking out to catch a movie, go ahead and indulge. A little "you time " just make you happier.

"Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow"

Monday, December 14, 2009

May you always have a positive thoughts

May everyday of your life bring you fresh hopes for tomorrow-because hope gives all of us reason for trying.

May each new day bring feeling of excitement , joy and wonderful sense of expectation.Expect the best , and you'll get it.

May you find peace in simple things, because those are the ones that will always be there.

May you remember the good times and forget the sorrow and pain, for the good times will remind you of how special your life has been.

May you always feel secure and loved, and know you are the best.

May you experienced all the good things in life -the happiness of realizing your dreams, the joy of feeling worthwhile, and the satisfaction of knowing you succeeded.

May you find warmth in others, expressions of love and kindness, smiles that encourage you, and friends who are loyal and honest.

May you relize the importance of patience and accept others for what they are.With uderstanding and love, you'll find the good in every heart.

May you have faith in others and the ability to be vulnerable. open your heart and reallyshare the miracle of love and intimacy.

Above all, may you always have positive thoughts.

"Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow"

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

memorable and wonderful

Most individuals associate childhood memories with their first love - memorable and wonderful. This can often be seen in school alumni dinners where one's childhood memories will be brought up for discussion way into the wee hours of the night. Childhood memories is a bond that are shared among most of us, and this is especially so for those of us whose deep friendships have been forged in academic libraries, noisy classrooms and school canteens.

I often wondered why childhood memories are often more memorable than our adult years. And the only factor that I am to identify is that of innocence. Innocence - a quality inherent in all of us- is a strange quality but like almost all things in life, follows the natural cycle of life.

It appears pure and demure when we are in our infancy stage, acquires a tinge of mischievousness during our teenage years, reaches its full strength during our courtship and romantic phase, weakens as we reach our adult years when maturing, and comes back to life again when we enter our "second childhood" phase in our old age. It remains in us throughout our lives without giving up on us. Even in times of senility, it does not forsake us. It is our guardian angels, guiding us in taking a light-hearted approach to life and giving us a reprimanding pat on our heads when we fail to learn how to let go

"Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow"

power of childhood memories

Nothing is more powerful than the memories created by a child's experiences. The child's memories fashion the adult's life. Every day of adult life is touched by the memories of childhood experiences.

Our greatest adult fears were created by childhood memories. Our greatest adult anxieties were produced by childhood memories. Our most negative adult views of ourselves are the product of childhood memories.

Our most important adult goals have their roots in childhood memories. Our most powerful adult drives have their roots in childhood memories. Our adult attitudes, adult perspectives, adult expectations, and adult view of life are all powerfully influenced by our childhood experiences and memories.

Most individuals associate childhood memories with their first love - memorable and wonderful. This can often be seen in school alumni dinners where one's childhood memories will be brought up for discussion way into the wee hours of the night. Childhood memories is a bond that are shared among most of us, and this is especially so for those of us whose deep friendships have been forged in academic libraries, noisy classrooms and school canteens.

"Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Today's Flower #1

There's no better way to cheer someone up than with an awesome flower

"Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow"

I am a Working Mom

Hello World! I'm finally here. Everything is going to be fine. You'll see.

This is my first blog post. Ever. This is also the first publicly available piece of writing I've ever created. The pressure is on. I've actually put off writing this post for nearly three weeks now. It's not that I didn't want to post, but I felt that a first post needed to have some sort of special significance or insight.

There are many things I plan to write about, and hopefully they will live up to the name of this blog and prove insightful and helpful to people in many of my various areas of interest. However, for my first post I want to start with an all encompassing post that doesn't necessarily dive right into the gory details of being a working mom.

Reality for many of us working moms is having too much to do and not enough time in which to do it. I remember all too well trying to work outside the home plus be a wife and mother. Getting up so early in the morning, getting the school-age children ready school, plus trying to get myself ready for the work day. They say that the first half hour of the day sets the tone for the rest of the day. I remember the tone being set for stress and anger. Then going to work, dealing with the pressure and demands of the workplace, trying to perform my duties and yet thinking about and missing my children.

At the end of the workday, the home workday would just begin. Helping the kids get homework started, everyone being hungry and wanting dinner now, getting the dishes done, laundry started, facilitating fights between the kids. Add to the fun, time with my husband, relationships with family and friends, grocery shopping, paying bills, illnesses, transporting kids to and from sporting or after school events and the result was often one tired, stressed, burned out mom. Even going into the bathroom as a safe haven of solitude and silence did not work -- they always found me.

I hope you've enjoyed my first post. I've certainly enjoyed writing it. Check back again soon for another completely random sample of the things rattling around in my head. Hopefully something cool will pop out.

"Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow"