Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Group Of Boys Decided To Help A Learning Disabled Classmate Who Was Bullied Everyday

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Bullying is one of those issues in schools that seems to never go away.  Almost everyone who has been through the schooling system has been a victim or at least witnessed bullying occur first hand.  For those kids with learning disabilities they have a large target on their back for bullies.  It is hard for some kids to accept people who are “different” and it is oftentimes a lot easier to make fun of them and put them down instead of trying to understand them.
Meet James a fifth grade special-needs student who is bullied almost everyday at school.  That is until, Jake, Gus, Jack, Tyler and Landon stepped in and decided to stop the bullying for good.  They made a vow to protect James and let him join their crew.  They all made a pact to become James’ friend and they even chipped in to buy him a video game console Playstation.
James now has a new confidence and outlook on life because of what these courageous boys decided to do for him.  He was once a kid who didn’t like to go out with the rest of the kids during recess, or eat lunch in the cafeteria, but now this has all changed.  I am so happy that their are still good people in this world.  The future is sure looking brighter now.
Did you experience bullying in school?  Does your child have to face bullies on a daily basis? let us know in the comments below

Read more at http://www.sun-gazing.com/group-boys-decided-help-learning-disabled-classmate-bullied-everyday/#3YH8FIqxdYAHtA4b.99

Teen Girl Was Feeling Intense Neck Pain. Her Parents Were Horrified After The Doctors Diagnosed Her.


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Kids theses days! Some of them are spending up to 5,000 hours a year reading texts and browsing online, all while hunched over looking down at their cell phones and laptops. On average, a person spends around 2-4 hours a day crooked over looking down at their personal devices, and young adults spend even more time than that, logging hours at a time in one sitting. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a computer, tablet, or cell phone screen, because they all require the user to angle their head down, bending their necks in the process. This relatively new behavior is leading them to develop what is now called “text neck,” an uncomfortable and chronic pain in the neck area. Text neck occurs when the proper and normal curve in the cervical spine becomes reduced and in some cases it may even move forward. Ideally a person wants to have a 40 degree curve in their spine, but x-rays of text neck sufferers show curves so drastic that they actually have reversed and bend forward in the opposite direction. This type of reversed spinal curvature used to take years to develop and was only seen in older and elderly adults.
More and more sufferers of text neck are showing up at doctors offices nationwide seeking relief for their aches and pains. They are also increasingly younger and setting themselves up for a variety of possible problems that go beyond general neck pain, including shoulder tension, migraines, and even numbness and tingling sensations down their arms.
In order to correct the problem sufferers require physical therapy, trips to the chiropractor, and lifestyle changes. To reverse damage, professionals use head weights, shoulder exercises, resistance bands, and adjustments to recondition and strengthen the patient’s shoulder, neck, and back muscles. For people reading this and others who may be concerned about text neck, there are less drastic things that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to avoid it. Firstly, it’s important to sit up straight and stop looking down at phones and devices. Instead, hold your phone up higher so that it’s right in front of your face and eyes. There is even an app available that blinks a red light warning you to raise it higher, in order to help people remember to elevate their phones. Also stand up more often throughout the day and stretch, roll your shoulders, and move around. Just by being aware and conscious of what you are doing, and for how long, can help you avoid tech neck and all the uncomfortable aches and pains that come with it.

Read more at http://www.sun-gazing.com/teen-girl-feeling-intense-neck-pain-parents-horrified-doctors-diagnosed/#xeLeqiT1HcZ0e9fY.99

Friday, June 26, 2015

‘Stealing’ pharmacy worker says boss is trying to set her up


A pharmacy worker accused of stealing drugs and other products from the shop she worked at has claimed she was stitched up by her boss.
The Palestinian woman is on trial for allegedly taking products from the Abu Dhabi chemist. But she told Abu Dhabi Criminal Court that her boss only went to the authorities with the claim after she filed a complaint to the Labour Office, saying she and her colleagues had not received their salaries for months.
She told a judge the stealing claims were “malicious”.
The woman testified: “I am innocent. I have never stolen anything from the pharmacy.
“My employer made malicious accusations against me because I had reported her company to the labour authorities for not paying our salaries in time.”
She also denied signing a document that apparently stated she confessed to stealing, during an investigation carried out by the pharmacy management.
However, prosecutors say a colleague of the woman’s said they saw her taking products from a shelf then leaving work with the items. The amount of drugs and goods that were allegedly stolen was not mentioned in court.
The woman said she had worked for the pharmacy for one year and three months.
The trial was adjourned until September, when the trial will hear from witnesses

source: http://7days.ae/stealing-pharmacy-worker-says-boss-is-trying-to-set-her-up/65376

Thursday, June 25, 2015

5 Fundamentals for Success in Life

5 Fundamentals for Success in Life

What can we do to become more successful? How can we excel in all areas of life, whether professional or personal? A vast body of literature has been written on this subject over the decades, but here are five points which I regard as being fundamental.

How to Be Succeessful in Life

1. Be Proactive
Viktor Frankl said that between stimulus and response there is a gap, and within this gap lies all our freedom. Even as he was suffering immense privations in a Nazi concentration camp, he realized that he was responsible for his thoughts and actions and was not simply a bundle of conditioned responses.
Like Frankl, we should strive to be the creators of our own destiny, orchestrating our experience of life. Everything starts in the mind and ripples out, so what happens around us is a reflection of our own inner world. Whether we allow our inner world to grow wild, whether we let weeds spring up and take hold or whether we cultivate a green and pleasant garden – it is all our choice: this is what it means to be proactive.
2. Take Responsibility
Since we have the power to choose our experience, we also need to accept responsibility for this. Perhaps not that everything that comes our way is a direct result of our own thinking (though some might say it is) but what we attract into our life is, largely, a reflection of our thinking. Much of this occurs on a subconscious level, but the subconscious takes its lead from the thinking mind, so changing our thoughts will change our world, and we are responsible for this.
Our behavior is a natural outcome of our mental images, and so we are responsible for our behavior too, and also for the behavior we tolerate in others. If we allow others to ride roughshod over us, then we have ourselves to blame.
3. Be a Good Leader
We cannot be effective in any area of life unless we have good leadership skills. Leadership is an art and each of us needs to find our own approach to it. Primarily, we need to understand how to lead ourselves, and this means having a compass, a direction which guides all our actions. This compass often takes the form of a personal mission statement, a document spelling out the values we live by.
As we lead others, whether as parents, bosses, in families or organizations of which we are a part, we need first and foremost to lead by example, making it clear what our values are and that we live by them. Any inconsistency in our professed values and our behavior will be spotted, seen through and will ruin our effectiveness. Personal complicity and double standards are the nails in the coffin of our ability to lead.
A good leader will lead quietly and subtly, from the rear, without fuss, without fanfare. In the words of the Tao Te Ching,
‘A good soldier does not inspire fear;
A good fighter does not display aggression;
A good conqueror does not engage in battle;
A good leader does not exercise authority.
This is the value of unimportance;
This is how to win the cooperation of others;
This to how to build the same harmony that is in nature.’
4. Don’t Let Fear Stop You
I love the movies of M Night Shyamalan. My favorite is The Village. The film is about facing the fears that haunt us and realizing that, when we do so, they disappear – nothing is as it seems. I heard once (though I can’t remember where) that the most commonly given command in the Bible is ‘do not be afraid.’
Whenever we grow, there is fear. Whenever we do something new, there is fear. Whenever we push ourselves to new heights or expand our comfort zone, there is fear. This is the nature of life. Life is always moving – either we are moving forward, growing, or we are moving back, dying. We have a choice – we can either grow or we can die. Growth and fear go hand in hand. It’s part of a package, and if we fail to embrace the whole package, we will die.
Don’t fear failure – failure is inevitable and necessary. Look at the life of any successful person and you will see a litany of failure. This failure is the foundation of success, so long as we learn from it.
Don’t fear other people. They are as vulnerable and as beautiful as you are – only sometimes they lash out in various ways to protect themselves. Everyone is doing their best, so be gentle on other people and don’t be scared of them.
When you face your fears, they will vanish like smoke.
5. Never Stop Learning
I have come to the conclusion that learning is the fundamental activity in a successful and purposeful life. If we fail to learn, we fail to grow, and this means that we die. Life gives us endless opportunities to learn, and the more difficult the situation, the more we are likely to learn.
We can learn from other people, especially difficult ones – they are like angels sent from heaven to teach us about ourselves. We can learn from the things happening around us. And most of all, we can learn by watching ourselves, seeing how we react and reflecting deeply on what moves us.
These five activities, if they can become habits, will lead to success in all areas of life. They are not a quick fix, but are the foundation of a life lived well.
Source: http://www.thechangeblog.com/success-in-life/

Monday, June 22, 2015

33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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It’s one thing wanting to eat healthily and browsing the internet for perfectly balanced and tasty recipes to prepare, and a whole other thing to turn your good intentions into reality. In between packing your kids’ lunches and getting yourself ready for work, where are you supposed to find the time to slave over the stove and put together that breakfast you found on Pinterest?
To set yourself and your family up for the day, you need to be able to provide sources of protein, health fats, vitamins, and nutrients. And you need to do it quick. So here are 31 recipes – enough to last you a month – that will enable you to do just that. Enjoy!

1. Egg White Veggie Muffins - Ultimate Paleo Guide

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You can’t get much quicker than grabbing a muffin or two as you walk out the door. These egg muffins can be cooked in large batches and stored in the fridge for when you need them. Packed with protein and vegetables,this paleo recipe gives your body the nutrients it needs, rather than the stacks of carbs and sugar found in breakfast cereals.

2. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola – Garnish with Lemon

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These apple sandwiches are really quick together and they’re super healthy because of the vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats they contain. These are particularly great for fussy kids.

3. Banana Bites - Cave Girl In The City

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These banana bites make great morning snacks. Make up a big batch ahead of breakfast time and then simply pop a few in your mouth when you’re in a rush. Vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Win!

4. Eggplant & Eggs – Paleoso

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This dish is a nice twist on plain eggs. One cup of eggplant contains only 33 calories. Eggplant is also full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants too! This dish only takes a few minutes to put together too.

5. Green And White Omelette - It’s Time To Burn!

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Why not make your regular egg-based breakfasts much healthier by loading up on green veggies? This is a great way to pack in the nutrients right at the start of the day and, who knows, maybe you’ll even be able to convince your kids to give it a go!

6. Baked Tomato and Egg Cups – A Beautiful Bite

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These baked tomato and egg cups are not only tasty, but cute too. The perfect addition to your healthy morning breakfast (or brunch)!

7. Broiled Grapefruit – Joy The Baker

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Starting your day with fruit is a great way to get yourself feeling alert and awake. Grapefruits are a great source of vitamin C, which helps to support your immune system. This would be a good breakfast to have if you’re feeling a bit under the weather or full of cold.

8. Morning Zing Smoothie – Ultimate Paleo Guide

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This recipe is perfect for you if you’re not an early bird and you need something zingy to wake you up in the morning. Simply throw the ingredients into a blender and glug it down. You’ll soon be ready for the day ahead.

9. 3 Ingredient Simple Protein Pancake – PaleOMG

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Protein is great, not only because it helps you to grow and heal, but because it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. These protein-filled pancakes are really simple to make because they only contain three ingredients.

10. Holiday Lara Bar – Civilized Caveman Cooking

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These bars contain nuts and spices, both of which come with multiple health benefits. Nuts are great sources of health fat and you can prepare these bars ahead of time and just grab one from the fridge in the morning.

11. Polenta – The Kitchn

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Polenta tastes nutty and creamy and it’s a pleasant alternative to oatmeal. Using a microwave, it takes just five minutes to prepare.

12. Paleo Breakfast Burrito - Spoonful of Sugar Free

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What better way to eat your vegetables than to wrap them in meat? These burritos are quick to put together but, if you’re really short on time in the mornings, you could prepare a batch the night before, and just grab them out of the fridge as you head out the door.

13. Spicy Salsa Stuffed Avocado – Wheat Belly Blog

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Avocados are great sources of healthy fat and, combined with a salsa made of tomato, onion, and fresh cilantro, they make a tasty breakfast snack. This breakfast is quick to make and easy to transport.

14. Breakfast Bombs – Healthy Blender Recipes

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These breakfast bombs look so good you almost won’t want to eat them! They’re full of healthy goodness too because of all the nuts, seeds, and berries they contain.

15. Strawberry Fruit Salad – Rawmazing

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Salads are quick and healthy meals to put together and you can either whip one together in the morning or make up a huge one at the weekend and dip into it throughout the week. This salad is particularly tasty because it contains strawberries.

16. Almond Chia Pudding – Healthy Blender Recipes

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This breakfast pudding contains lots of natural ingredients, including almond milk, maple syrup, and chia seeds. Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients and they’re low-calorie too.

17.  Paleo Apple Muffins – Paleo Breakfast

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Muffins make a great on-the-go breakfast option. These moist and tasty apple muffins are no exception. These quick and easy muffins can be made over the weekend and eaten all week long! The coconut flour gives them a fluffy consistency while the eggs pack enough protein to keep you full and satisfied. The apple and honey add just enough sweetness that you think you are cheating!

18. Poached Eggs w/Tomato, Avocado & Basil - Milk Free Mom

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Avocados are full of health fats and, contrary to popular opinion, fat is essential for good health. Without fat in your diet, your body won’t be able to absorb all the nutrients you consume, so chowing down on fruit and vegetables won’t do you much good unless you get some fat in there too. This simple recipe makes it easy to do just that.

19. Berries and Cream – Against All Grain

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The is one of the simplest and healthiest breakfasts around. Berries contain vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, manganese and other antioxidants. Coconut cream contains fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and lots of essential minerals.

20. Kale Cubes – Lexie’s Kitchen & Living

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Everyone knows that kale is a superfood. It’s the plant that provides the most nutrition per calorie and it’s packed with powerful phytochemicals, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. And now it’s even easier to eat lots of it! Simply prepare these cubes the night before you need them and then pop a few out in the morning.

21. Herb Power Smoothie – Ultimate Paleo Guide

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This is a delightful concoction is full of healthy greens and mango. The cilantro helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and the kale and spinach provide loads of healthy nutrients to help you get your day off to a good start. So tasty. So paleo. So much yum.

22. Baked Peanut Butter + Chocolate Banana Boats – Everyday Maven

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Nut butters are full of healthy fats and bananas contain potassium, so, if you can spare the fifteen minutes this recipe requires, you’ll have a delicious, healthy, and warm breakfast.

23. Sautéed Banana Oatmeal – A Nutritionist Eats

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This recipe makes a delicious twist on plain old oatmeal and the banana asks a nice load of vitamins and nutrients to the meal too. No Monday morning can be a bad Monday morning if you’ve got a bowl of this in front of you.

24. Gourmet Trail Mix – Chow

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Trail mixes are really easy to put together and nuts are great sources of healthy fats. Be careful, however, not to overdo it, as nuts are very high in calories.

25. Deviled Eggs – Lauren Conrad

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Eggs make great breakfast snacks because they’re quick to make and full of protein. But don’t stick to plain old boiled eggs. Switch it up and cook them different ways to add variety into your diet.

26. Homemade Granola – Busy But Healthy

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Granola is a great and quick breakfast, though you’ll have to make this up ahead of time. Make up a huge batch and you’ll always have plenty on hand, so the mornings won’t have to be such a rush.

27. Pineapple Ginger Tea – Paleoso

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If you’re not one for big breakfasts, this tea will do the trick. Ginger comes with a ton of health benefits, and it’s known to help relieve nausea, so it’s good for troubled stomachs. If you still need a fix – grab some more paleo breakfast recipes here.

28. Creamed Kale and Eggs – Deliciously Organic

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This quick breakfast contains healthy fat in the form of ghee or grass-fed butter and veggies in the form of leeks and kale. It’s a filling breakfast and, because it contains protein, it’ll keep you feeling full all morning.

29. Broiled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears– Nom Nom Paleo

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These spears are lovely and warm, so they’re great for cold winter starts. When eaten regularly, asparagus is believed to have cancer-fighting properties, so this would be a good breakfast to turn into a routine meal.

30. Watermelon & Radish Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette – Mind Body Green

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Salads are quick to put together and this one is packed with nutrients and natural diuretics. It’s low-calorie and tastes delicious.

31. Bacon & Guacamole Sammies – Nom Nom Paleo

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These sammies are a real treat. Avocado is full of healthy fats and bacon brings the protein in this morning snack. The crunchiness of the bacon and the creaminess of the avocado make this breakfast a winner.

32. Crunchy Kale Chips – Paleoso

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For a really quick breakfast that’s packed full of nutrients, make up a batch of kale chips and then grab a handful as you get ready in the morning. A quick & easy paleo snack.

33.  Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberry and Mango - Paleo Breakfast

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This simple breakfast is filling, healthy and delicious. You can try adding different toppings, like bananas, cinnamon, strawberries, or nuts. Alternatively, you can try topping your pudding with avocado or pistachios for a savory taste.  What’s easier than reaching in the refrigerator in the morning and dishing out some breakfast pudding? This will be a recipe you come back to often.