Penis Facts You Did not Learn on the Street

Sure, a guy's penis has been with him ever since he was born – but how well does the average Joe really know his favorite personal appendage? And since he learned a lot of his information "on the street," so to speak, how much of that information is maybe not 100% true? In the interests of better penal health and an informed penis-owning population, the following penal facts are presented for reader edification.

Penis facts

– A guy can not really break his penis . Although one often hears talk of a dude having a sexual encounter that goes devastatingly wrong, it's technically impossible to fracture or break the penal. That's because the penal does not actually have a bone inside it – despite the nickname boner being applied to a stiff erection. When a man does have what is called a penile fraction, it refers to a tear occurring in the tunica albuginea, the membrane surrounding the soft, spongy tissue in the penis.

– The penis does a lot of ejaculating. One source estimates that the average man ejaculates 7,200 times during his lifespan. (assuming an active sex life of 50 years, that's 144 times per year.) Approximately 2,000 of those ejaculations occuring during masturbation; whether that surprises an individual depends upon his own rate of masturbation, of course.

– And it ejaculates at an impressive speed. According to one measurement, the average rate of speed of an ejaculation is 28 miles per hour.

– More grow, fewer show. Most men tend to be growers – having a penis which is reliably small when flaccid and grows substantially when erect – than showers – men whose flaccid length is much closer to their erect length. One survey puts the figure at 79% growers, 21% showers.

– Erections do not wait for birth to begin. Thanks to advances in technology, we now know that little boy fetuses get just as excited as their adult counterparts. Males begin sprouting erections in the womb sometime around the third trimester.

– Nighttime is the right time for erections. On average, a man will get erect 11 times during the course of the day – however, 9 of those occur at night, many of them while he is sleeping.

– A guy's penis is longer than he thinks it is. Really. Men (and some women) obsess about penis size, so maybe it will make a guy feel better to realize his manhood is actually much longer than he thinks. About half of the penis is inside a man's body. No, it may not be visible, but it's there.

– Men were encouraged to eat cornflakes to stop masturbating . Throughout history, there have been some people who inordinarily feared the supposed consequences of masturbation. John Harvey Kellogg (of the popular cereal company) believed that his cornflakes could help dampen the sexual impulses that could lead to masturbation (as well as inappropriate fornication). However, there are plenty of dedicated cornflake fans who could testify to the fact that this plan simply did not work.

– The penis shape helps prevent impregnation by another man. Many scientists believe that the pronounced head of the penis evolved to help a man foil his rivals. It is believed that if a man penetrated a woman who had recently been penetrated by another male, the glans could help "scoop out" semen deposited by a rival before it reached the egg.

There are other penal facts a guy can not learn on the street, including the need to pay special attention to penis health on a regular basis. To do this, regular application of a first rate penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is required. For best results, a crème should contain both L-arginine and L-carnitine .. The former is an amino acid which helps boost nitric oxide and therefore helps keep penile blood vessels open and expanded when necessary. The latter has neuroprotective properties which can help to protect penis sensation, especially when the instrument is roughly handled.

We the People: Toward a Fair and Just Society and How to Get There

In 1991, after over 30 years of research and original thoughts, I published my theory of the future democratic society in “Technological Democracy: A Humanistic Philosophy of the Future Society”, and presented its more refined structure in my later publications cited below. Because of the global economic crises forcing people to look for a new societal system to replace the old corporate dominated one, I decided to publish a simplified and short version of my theory, in a manifesto form of only 64 pages for general public as a guide for taking action toward changing the system. I firmly believe this is the system of the future world which will materialize within this century. It will save many lives and opportunities if we understand it now and take action to materialize it before it gets too late to stop wide-spread violence and bloodshed.

The economic concept presented here is a part from a new scientific theory of technological democratic society which is thought, sooner or later but ultimately, to replace the present two centuries old chaotic and outdated system of, so called, representative democracy. People in nearly all developed and some developing countries are earnestly looking for a modern but just and fair system to replace it. The total and detail structure of this new societal system, which is presented in three books (over 1000 pages), obviously cannot be properly presented here. The reader needs to have this in mind when some questions arise. However, understanding it with a little use of logic and reasoning is quite simple, since the scientific base of the theory rests on the application of a single principle of equality of opportunity.

Our Constitution literally covers the principle of equality of opportunity but suppose, to clarify it, we pass an amendment to our constitution recognizing equality of opportunity as an individual right in every aspect of daily life. This immediately expands democracy to cover the whole system of the societal life: economic, political, as well as social. Let’s see what happens to the economy of the country and along with it to individual liberties, political process, social order, employment rights, and equality regardless of race, gender, culture, and religion. Here is a very brief account of it..

The New Economic Theory

The manner by which property is produced, owned, and used, determines the economic structure of a society and, to a substantial degree, its social and political characteristics. A necessary condition for economic democracy is the equitable distribution of capital among the people and dispersed control over its use.

The Principle of Unjust Enrichment

The principle of equality of opportunity prescribes that every person has full authority of control and management of whatever he or she owns during his lifetime, but no one in a technological democratic society is allowed to gain opportunity over others through accumulation of wealth by profits achieved by exploitation and subjugation of others, or free transfer of assets. This principle is known as “prohibition of unjust enrichment.” Such accumulation is allowed only through individual’s own labor. Thus, no one can be enriched through inheritance or receiving property or assets without a comparable compensation. The reason is that such enrichment will disturb equality of opportunity by increasing one’s opportunity, without his personal efforts, over those of others. Inheritance is allowed only to the extent that it does not affect equality of opportunity. Profit is another form of unjust enrichment since the capitalist receives it through exploitation of workers as well as consumers. It unjustly enhances the opportunity of the capitalist against workers and others. However, a nationally specified amount of return from the use of capital is justified.

Capital and Capital Accumulation

While capital is still one of the main forces of production, its characteristics is quite different with that under capitalism or socialism. Besides the capital accumulated through savings from a worker’s own earnings, in order to attain equality of opportunity, each worker has also another source of capital accumulation. It is a determined number of shares of his employer’s firm he receives every month along with and as a part from his salary. This process gradually and peacefully transfers capital from the capitalist to the worker allowing him or her increasing voice in the operation of the firm. A unique and fantastic result is attained by this process of transition; the distinction between the capitalist and working class disappears and both join together into one. It is important to note that the working class under this theory embodies anyone working in any production process from its top managers to its least qualified one.

The accumulated capital by the workers under this program stock-holding is non-transferable, but it remains under the ownership and control of the worker. It replaces the present Social Security system, providing him or her with income sufficient for a modest but comfortable living standards after retirement. Like Social Security, after the death of the owner, this non-transferable capital reverts to a public organization known as the Public Consumption Fund responsible for providing free health care and free education for all. However, in order to diversify his or her non-transferable holdings, the worker may exchange part of his or her firm’s non-transferable stocks with non-transferable stocks of other companies in the stock market. In reality, these stocks are a part from the social capital in circulation providing a variety of beneficial functions, all under individual and private control. In addition, of course, the worker has capital accumulation by savings from the salary, income from capital investments in production firms, income from nontransferable stocks, and inheritance. The worker has full control over all these assets during his or her lifetime.

The Working Class, Shared Opportunity and Employment Right

The application of equality of opportunity creates a new mode of production eliminating exploitation and gradually making the worker a full participant in production and distribution process. At the workplace, it creates different opportunity levels based on each individual’s education and experience.

Under equality of opportunity, employment is an individual right because there is no such equality present between those employed with those unemployed within the same level of competence. Each institution must provide employment for any applicant corresponding to his or her level of competency through the use of the principle of “shared opportunity” derived from the equality of opportunity principle. It requires that each employed person within the firm at the same level of competency as those unemployed applicants, to give up a small portion of his employment opportunity (e.g. 1-4 hours out of 40 hours per week) to provide the same employment opportunity for the applicants. The concept of supply and demand at each level of opportunity stabilizes the employment market for this and any other level of work nationwide. Shared opportunity causes full employment and lifetime job security for anyone desiring to work.

Work, Education, and Pay System

The general level of compensation is determined by a general position classification at the national level calculated and established by the National Economic and Production Council (NEPC) by the assistance of the Technodem, which is a national independent, self controlled electronic system and indispensable instrument in proper application of equality of opportunity, also known as the people’s best and trusted friend. The Technodem by having access to prices of all goods and services and the cost of living, calculates and reports to NEPC the amount of minimum wage required for a minimum living standard. The NEPC designs a model position classification and pay system accordingly. This is fed to the Technodem equipped to supervise its application in every institution hiring workers. Each production firm then, following the national model, establishes its own position classification and pay system and feeds it into the Technodem which instantly compares it with the national model, and reports back discrepancies, if any, to be corrected. The position classification within each firm does not have to be exactly the same as the national model but it has to fit into the range specified by that model.

Education

In technological democracy, after twelve years of general education, the work system and education merge together. Everyone is required to complete the general education program. It consists of four years of preschool education starting at age three up to seven; four years of elementary and four years of secondary education. It contains a condensed curricula from grade one through twelve. After completing this educational program, the person who is about fifteen years old, begins to work part-time while starting his higher education full-time. His study program is equally divided between general-humanistic and professional-technical parts. The first part, develops him as a democratic person, deeply devoted and committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. However, the core part of his humanistic education is achieved through his or her 12-year of general education. By the age of 22, he or she achieves the knowledge level of an MA degree under our present system, and starts to work full-time and continues his studies part time for the rest of his working years. Every worker at the time of retirement, which arrives at his early 50s after 30 years of work, accumulates knowledge, far beyond the Ph.D. level, the highest degree in higher education offered today. This higher level of knowledge is required and necessary in a highly scientific and technological and ever-changing life environment at work as well as at home. This part-time education is a part from the worker’s required working hours; for a 40 hour-per-week work program, he works 32 hours and studies 8 hours. Everyone starts the life from scratch and gradually moves to a high position and high income by the time of official retirement. There remains still two or more decades of active life left for each individual after retirement to enjoy life without worry spending it in leisure, art, music, travel or other creative and desired ventures.

The Government

The technological democratic society is based on the concept of the least government being the best. Accordingly, the national government has no domestic line functions. All national departments except for defense and State, all regulatory agencies and welfare programs are discarded. The state governments are down-sized by about 40 percent; while the size and responsibilities of local governments are increased by about 20 percent. The Technodem, production firms and local social organizations carry out most of the needed public functions. Under this system there is an incredible expansion of individual rights and freedoms, free education, fee health care, employment rights, and old age benefits all under full individual and private control.

The Transition Process

The transition has to be through a peaceful process, thus, it needs to be gradual stretching from two to four decades. The following is the process proposed here subject to replacement or modification if better ways are found.

The first and immediate step is to legalize the principle of equality of opportunity through a constitutional amendment, if it fails, then through a national constitutional convention. Immediately after its passage, establish a temporary National Economic and Production Council(NEPC) ( See We the People, cited below, Fig. 5, p.49). Its first task is to create a temporary national position classification and pay system based on a minimum wage calculated by the Technodem. For example, at $8.00 per hour minimum wage and 5 percent annual increase, the minimum annual pay will start from $16640 at the age 15 rising to about $100,000 at the age of retirement at 53. This is the highest executive pay any worker may receive at the time of retirement. It must be noted that under the new system there is no individual income tax, or other taxes such as Social Security and Medicare. Thus, these incomes are equivalent to the real income at the present after all deductions for taxes.

All employers are required to classify their employment and pay system according to the national model established, and feed it into the National Economic and Production Council’s computer. This is the initial creation of the Technodem which plays essential role in supervising and sustaining the democratic system. As the production firms prepare their own position classification and pay system, following the national model and feed them into the NEOC computer, the Technodem progresses in its information storage and capability in taking over the supervision of the application of the principle of equality of opportunity at the workplace and ultimately its application in political and social aspects of daily life.

The period of transition will not be an easy one. There will be a need for good and sharp thinkers to smooth out the process. If Congress refuses to propose the equal opportunity amendment to the Constitution or obstacles are created by the national and state governments in calling for a National Constitutional Convention, the people will have no choice but resort to a general strike, as defined by the French philosopher George Sorel, until it succeeds. The nation may need a temporary commission composed of highly qualified individuals to put into effect the new system, supervise its progress, make necessary adjustments for its proper operation, and eliminate the old departments and agencies when they become irrelevant, including the Congress and presidency when it becomes appropriate to install the new National Legislative and Coordination Assembly and the National Executive Council. This must be the people’s commission and its members chosen by the people or their chosen representatives.

In a technological democracy, the social goal and common purpose, for which society is to be organized, concern itself in providing equality of opportunity for everyone. In such an accomplished society:

1. Everyone starts life from the scratch. There are neither rich nor poor under the present meaning of the terms.

2. Everyone receives 12 years of free general education up to the age 15. Not only it is totally free but no obstacle can be created to hinder it.

3. Everyone starts to work part-time at age 15, starts full-time at the age 22, and works until retirement, never facing unemployment.

4. Everyone continues his/her education full-time after the age of 15, while working part-time, and continues part-time after the age of 22, as a part from his/her work program, until retirement. Such education consists of a balanced combination of technical-professional, liberal arts, and humanities subjects. It is reduced to two courses on each subject per year after the age 22, when the worker assumes full-time position.

5. Everyone receives free health and preventive care for life.

6. Everyone, starting from zero, gradually becomes a part owner of production of goods and services. These ownership shares, which replaces the present Social Security system but fully privatized, are destined for the support of the owner after his/her retirement, and thus are not transferable.

7. Everyone works full-time for at least 30 years or equivalent of it.

8. Equivalent to one-fifth of the working hours are allocated to

education. Accordingly, for a 40 hours per week work, the person works for 32 hours and studies for 8 hours.

9. Promotion is based on the level of education and years of experience, liberal art education having the same importance as the technical or professional.

10. The age of retirement depends on the supply of the young labor force for the purpose of allowing them equal opportunity for employment. However, to guarantee a comfortable retirement life, no capable person works for less than 25 years full-time before retirement. The general retirement occurs after 30 years of full-time work.

11. After retirement, which more likely occurs when an individual is in his early 50s, he or she has enough non-transferable assets accumulated to bring him or her returns sufficient for a simple but comfortable living standards. In addition, through his or her personal savings, he or she has other transferable assets under his or her full control.

12. All elective public positions:

a. Require very high qualifications relating to education and experience.

b. Are temporary and no one is elected for the same office for more than one term. Besides other benefits, this also allows opportunities to a greater number of well qualified retired citizens to hold public office and serve the people.

c. These two requirements would allow a better chance of being elected to retired individuals since they are better educated and well experienced and are not looking for a permanent position. They are still young, but matured and capable of fruitful participation in the public policy-making process and public service.

13. As a result of democratic norms and technological developments, family life is transformed from its traditional form into a democratic unit; parents being responsible, though in a different manner, for upbringing of the children up to the age of 15, after which the child, who is considered an adult, enters the labor market and is considered independent.

14 By the time of retirement, the family, more likely because of voluntary birth and population control, has no children to take care of; and free from this responsibility, the couple, if they desire to remain together, has many years of economically secure, very fruitful, still productive, dynamic, and enjoyable life.

15. After death, a substantial part of an individual’s wealth, according to the principle of equality of opportunity, is returned to society, through the Public Consumption Fund, to sustain free services such as health care and

education for the new generation which is also to start from the scratch.

16. Though some individuals accumulate more wealth than others, the difference is not so great to cause class distinction. Furthermore, such

difference is only for the life of the person and disappears upon his death. In reality, this is a classless society with minor variations in material ownership.

17. An individual’s obligatory relationship is within his family and his workplace. Outside these areas, he remains free to enjoy life with a great many things and means accessible to him in an infinite variety of combinations.

18. In its narrow application, equality of opportunity does not allow individual competition where the intention is to take opportunity from someone against whom the individual is competing. However, equality of opportunity not only allows but encourages each individual to compete against himself or herself to become better than what he or she already is. This is quite different from competing against a designated person even it may give the same result. Open competition is the backbone of the democratic market operation, but, it is free of fraudulence, propaganda, and false commercials. Self competition should be the motto of production here as well. It causes the production of better goods or services resulting in marketing success The exact specifications of the products are stated and left to the consumer to make the choice. Unlike the present situation where commercials are forced on the people by being inserted into television or radio programs, no one is forced, through any means, to watch or listen to commercials.

19. The wealth of a society is the sum total of individual wealth plus all natural and other resources which belong to the society as a whole. However, the important part of the wealth of a society is not economic and material, but technological in the form of knowledge, experience, and means which is the way of doing things.

20. More important than the production of wealth is its equitable distribution among the working class, subject only to the level of knowledge, and experience. Every worker receives nearly the same amount of income in the full period of his or her work as the others. There will be some differentiation but it will not be so remarkable to upset equality of opportunity. Each worker starts with the minimum wage and gets more as he or she climbs the ladder to higher positions or become better educated and more experienced. By the time of retirement, each worker is a high ranking official in his or her firm regardless of type of work he or she is assigned to perform.

21. In a democratic system, there is no class structure or class distinction. Differentiation is only at the work place, based on the level of knowledge, experience, and expertise. Working class refers to all working individuals including members of the board of directors, chief executives down to the least experienced.

22. The proper function of government is to establish, maintain and periodically revise the standards required by the principle of equality of opportunity, particularly relating to division of labor and compensation. The national government has no domestic line functions except some supervisory authority in the areas relating to the national consumption fund such as education, healthcare, and corresponding standards. Government is reduced to its minimum functional size.

23. Private wealth totally belongs to the individual for life. It is a wealth initiated, created, and accumulated through his/her own labor, use of his/her assets and not through profits by exploiting others.

24. Public wealth mainly constitutes of the society’s natural resources. They belong to the society as a whole, and therefore, net proceeds created belong to the people. Equality of opportunity does not allow any private ownership of natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals, and forests. Such resources may be leased to specific firms to operate. Whatever is left after paying for all expenses including depreciation of tool, machineries and other properties used for production purpose, goes to Public Consumption Fund and used for public benefit.

25. The electoral system is managed by the Technodem, The only thing a candidate needs to do is to enter his or her name for the office he or she seeks to be elected, into the Technodem’s list for that office. No additional information is needed, because the Technodem knows all about each individual in the society. It will present each individual’s qualifications in three categories: personal, educational, and experience, and rank each candidate in each category. However, each candidate may have his or her own electoral website and may place in it additional information he may think beneficial for his campaign. No voter is obliged to vote for Technodem’s first choice, Each voter selects his or her candidate from this list and votes for him or her, through the Technodem’s electoral website, on the election day.

26. Political parties as we know of them today are eliminated since there is no need or justification for their existence or other organizations for electoral purposes. The electoral process is electronic, simple, and abuse free; during the election day, each qualified individual inserts his or her electronic ID card into the computer, it is checked against his or her background. If qualified he or she votes from anyplace in the world for the candidate of his or her choice for the national, state or local office.

27. There is a total private ownership of the means of production of

goods and services. This ownership is highly dispersed with no concentration in the hands of a few.

28. Giant corporations are automatically disintegrated into several smaller institutions once the workers take over the management. Huge overhead expenditures are saved.

29. A new free market economy is established with fair and open competition based on equality of opportunity.

30. No individual taxes, no property taxes, and no social security taxes.

31. There is protection of environment, preservation of natural resources, and meaningful use of them for public benefit and keeping them in proper shape for the future generations as the equality of opportunity requires.

32. A marvelous outcome of this system is the disappearance of all economic, political and social interest groups. There won’t be any need or requirement for their existence. People, for the first time become free of all pressures, demands, and restriction of thousands of such organizations that exist today including all charitable organizations. What a wonderful freedom this would bring.

Morality Under Technological Democracy

The moral boundaries of technological democracy are very broad based on the principle of equality of opportunity. No conceivable common ethical code can be comprehensive enough to cover nearly boundless domain of these moral possibilities relating to such values as honesty, integrity, humility and freedom. It is impossible for any mind to comprehend the infinite variety of individual freedoms and good deeds ensuing from this foundation of morality. Whether one’s interests center around his or her own well-being, or the welfare of others, regardless how broad and expanded these interests may be, the end that the individual may be concerned with, is always only an infinitesimal fraction of what could be possible under this democratic system. It is within these nearly limitless confines that the individual strives for his life liberty and pursuit of happiness.

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References:

The following books and articles explain in detail a quite complex theory of a humanistic future society. Some 30 years of the author’s time has been spent in its development. The readers are requested to be patient and deeply conscious in its comprehension and interpretation. After Karl Marx’s theory of communism which ended up to be utopian and not actually applicable, this is the second scientific societal theory based on reason and logic; it is also pragmatic and practical. For the author’s brief biography and books cited below and some relevant articles see his website and http://www.ezinearticles.com/?expert=Dr._Reza_Rezazadeh

Technological Democracy: A Humanistic Philosophy of the Future Society, 1990, pp.365.

Technodemocratic Economic Theory: From Capitalism and Socialism to Democracy, 1991. pp.359.

Passage to a Just Society: Secrets of Democratic Life, Leisure and Happiness. 2003. pp. 374.

We the People: Democracy as a System, a Humanistic Philosophy of the Future Society, 2010. Frederick, Maryland.: Publish America, pp. 64.

This book is a very brief and simple presentation of the theory to the general public and a guide for a national movement and action including the general strike. For those interested in forming a successful movement or action, reading the author’s article about the General Strike and some writings from the French philosopher George Sorel concerning his theory of general strike are recommended.

It must be noted that when the first two books were published in early 1990s, Vice President Al Gore had not yet invented the Internet.

Acne Vulgaris Treatment and Causes

Acne, otherwise called Acne vulgaris, is believed to be caused by numerous components. Overproduction of a typical oil on the skin, called sebum, increments affected by hormones. This, combined with the inadequate shedding of peeling dead skin cells, plugs hair follicles. The stopped follicle can end up aroused and have expanded development of ordinary skin microbes, Propionibacterium acnes.

There is no permanent or certain cure for acne but there are some measures can be taken to avoid the further such problem from increasing.

Acne affects most of the people at some point in their life. Most people suffer from this acne problem during the puberty when their body goes through various changes. Although acne usually affects a person during the puberty, the problem can also extend to people aging over 30. After an age of 45 years, about 5% of the people have an acne problem.

Acne can result in various sores and scars. The most well-known acne prone areas incorporate the face, neck, chest, and back, where the most sebaceous organs are found. Along the jawline is a typical area in grown-ups. “Blackheads” & “whiteheads” are follicular fittings, the one sitting underneath the skin surface are whitehead and the one oxidized from being presented to the air are the zit. Papules are little pink to rosy dark colored knocks, pustules are discharge filled injuries, and knobs or blisters are more profound discharge filled sores.

There are various steps that can be taken to keep this acne in check. There are antibiotics, retinoids and other topical agents which are used to keep the acne in control. Benzoyl Peroxide is also used to wash your face for keeping the acne under control and reduce them slowly.

Due to the acne, the affected part of the body can get some scars. These scars, however, can be avoided by taking several measures but if that fails then you may have to take some steps for Acne scar removal. Acne Scar Treatment includes various procedures to get rid of the acne scar like Botox treatment, PRP treatment, laser treatment of acne scar etc.

These treatments can be expensive and also take time. Usually, these treatments are done over multiple sessions by removing the scar slowly and gradually without further damaging the skin in any way. There is also an option to go for long-term therapy with oral antibiotics which will gradually help with the scars.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Colorado citizens voted to pass Amendment 20 in 2000 opening the door for an influx of new legal medical marijuana dispensaries. Over the past several years, the Colorado medical marijuana industry has become the fastest growing industry in the state. It was reported in 2010 that the number of Denver dispensaries has grown to outnumber the number of Starbucks in the city.

With this overwhelming number of new cannabis dispensaries opening across the state, it’s hard to know where to start. So if you have your Colorado medical marijuana registry card and you’re wondering how to find the best Colorado dispensaries, then keep reading for some handy tips…

The first step in locating a new medical marijuana dispensary is to identify all the dispensaries that are in close proximity to your location. Google maps is a great tool for this task because it will actually overlay location markers if you do a search for something like “Denver Dispensary”.

Once you have a list of a few dispensaries in your area, you can start researching each by doing another Google search for their specific name and keywords. So search for something like “Denver dispensary review” or just “the best Denver dispensaries” and you should get you the appropriate results. I recommend using the research from these results to further refine your list down to about 3 of the more interesting dispensaries.

You’ve done the proper research and read the reviews, now it’s time to visit these top 3 medical marijuana dispensaries to see for yourself. One thing to keep in mind is that since this market is still so young there really isn’t an industry standard when it comes to how individual Colorado cannabis dispensaries operate. What this means for your is that every Colorado dispensary that you visit will be a unique experience!

While most Colorado medicinal marijuana dispensaries do not require appointments to access the medicine viewing rooms, it’s probably a good idea to call ahead and see if there is going to be a wait to be seen. When making your personal assessment of a new Colorado cannabis dispensary, there are a few things you will want to pay close attention to on your initial visit.

Your first impression will usually be the waiting room area where you will need to provide your Colorado medical marijuana registry card to the person at the counter. After that, you will either be immediately taken to the bud room or you will have to wait until your called back. Wait times are generally very short, often only taking a few minutes. I’ve found many Denver dispensaries have no wait at all during none peak times.

The most important part of evaluating a new medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado is your experience in the bud viewing room. For many people, their first time walking into this room can be overwhelming. With row after row of glass jars packed with the finest Colorado grown medicinal cannabis, patients just don’t know where to begin.

Well, here’s my tips for dealing with this initial experience. Start with the best. Ask to see the A grade, top shelf, red dot or whatever they call their best cannabis strains. This will immediately give you an idea of the best that they have to offer. Also, don’t overlook the lower grades of bud…sometimes you can find the best value for your dollar here.

Also be sure to take note of their pricing structure. This can be a major determining factor when choosing a primary caregiver for the long run. Most Denver dispensaries offer separate pricing structures for members and nonmembers, so be sure to ask each for specific details.

After visiting a few places you will start to see how the general decor and atmosphere of Colorado cannabis dispensaries can widely vary place to place. Some dispensaries present a stark clinical environment that’s similar to a doctor’s office while others will feel more like you’re walking into a friend’s comfortable house. Whatever your preference, there’s a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary that’s right for you.

This article is not an endorsement for marijuana use. Cannabis is still a drug but it is extremely helpful in treating many people with various aliments. The medical marijuana world is rapidly changing so I strongly recommend reading the official Rules and Regulations for Medicinal use of Marijuana from the Colorado Department of Health before making any decisions regarding the medicinal use of cannabis. In the end the best decisions are informed decisions, so be sure to do thorough research on any topic involving your health before acting.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Colorado citizens voted to pass Amendment 20 in 2000 opening the door for an influx of new legal medical marijuana dispensaries. Over the past several years, the Colorado medical marijuana industry has become the fastest growing industry in the state. It was reported in 2010 that the number of Denver dispensaries has grown to outnumber the number of Starbucks in the city.

With this overwhelming number of new cannabis dispensaries opening across the state, it’s hard to know where to start. So if you have your Colorado medical marijuana registry card and you’re wondering how to find the best Colorado dispensaries, then keep reading for some handy tips…

The first step in locating a new medical marijuana dispensary is to identify all the dispensaries that are in close proximity to your location. Google maps is a great tool for this task because it will actually overlay location markers if you do a search for something like “Denver Dispensary”.

Once you have a list of a few dispensaries in your area, you can start researching each by doing another Google search for their specific name and keywords. So search for something like “Denver dispensary review” or just “the best Denver dispensaries” and you should get you the appropriate results. I recommend using the research from these results to further refine your list down to about 3 of the more interesting dispensaries.

You’ve done the proper research and read the reviews, now it’s time to visit these top 3 medical marijuana dispensaries to see for yourself. One thing to keep in mind is that since this market is still so young there really isn’t an industry standard when it comes to how individual Colorado cannabis dispensaries operate. What this means for your is that every Colorado dispensary that you visit will be a unique experience!

While most Colorado medicinal marijuana dispensaries do not require appointments to access the medicine viewing rooms, it’s probably a good idea to call ahead and see if there is going to be a wait to be seen. When making your personal assessment of a new Colorado cannabis dispensary, there are a few things you will want to pay close attention to on your initial visit.

Your first impression will usually be the waiting room area where you will need to provide your Colorado medical marijuana registry card to the person at the counter. After that, you will either be immediately taken to the bud room or you will have to wait until your called back. Wait times are generally very short, often only taking a few minutes. I’ve found many Denver dispensaries have no wait at all during none peak times.

The most important part of evaluating a new medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado is your experience in the bud viewing room. For many people, their first time walking into this room can be overwhelming. With row after row of glass jars packed with the finest Colorado grown medicinal cannabis, patients just don’t know where to begin.

Well, here’s my tips for dealing with this initial experience. Start with the best. Ask to see the A grade, top shelf, red dot or whatever they call their best cannabis strains. This will immediately give you an idea of the best that they have to offer. Also, don’t overlook the lower grades of bud…sometimes you can find the best value for your dollar here.

Also be sure to take note of their pricing structure. This can be a major determining factor when choosing a primary caregiver for the long run. Most Denver dispensaries offer separate pricing structures for members and nonmembers, so be sure to ask each for specific details.

After visiting a few places you will start to see how the general decor and atmosphere of Colorado cannabis dispensaries can widely vary place to place. Some dispensaries present a stark clinical environment that’s similar to a doctor’s office while others will feel more like you’re walking into a friend’s comfortable house. Whatever your preference, there’s a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary that’s right for you.

This article is not an endorsement for marijuana use. Cannabis is still a drug but it is extremely helpful in treating many people with various aliments. The medical marijuana world is rapidly changing so I strongly recommend reading the official Rules and Regulations for Medicinal use of Marijuana from the Colorado Department of Health before making any decisions regarding the medicinal use of cannabis. In the end the best decisions are informed decisions, so be sure to do thorough research on any topic involving your health before acting.

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Hearing Aid

You finally get up the nerve to go to the hearing aid office and get your ears tested. They break the news that you need a hearing aid. Your mind is swimming with visions of having to wear that huge thing on your ear. How could this have happened? Why me ?! And then they start telling you about all of the different types you can get. All that terminology just goes right over your head. Do not they know your in shock! How on earth can you make a decision when you're not talking about!

There are hundreds of different hearing aids. It can be a very complicated world of technological terms. Sometimes, those of us that work with hearing aids all the time can forget just how foreign they can sound to you. To make matters worse, the manufacturers like to call things different names, so they sound like something different. No wonder there's so much confusion!

I am going to try to unravel some of the mystery for you. When you get down to it, there are really only a few terms you need to understand.

There are seven primary styles of hearing aids: ITE, Half Shell, ITC, Mini Canal, CIC, BTE, and Open Ear.

In the Ear (ITE) ITE's are the largest custom style of hearing aid. They fill the bowl of your ear and can have the most power and features available.

Half Shell (HS) The Half Shell fills about half the bowl of your ear. They are able to have a good deal of power and features, use a smaller battery, but are more cosmetically appealing.

In the Canal (ITC) The next smallest size is the custom ITC. Harder to see than the larger hearing aids, but also not able to have as much power or as many features.

Mini Canal (MC) Smaller than the ITC hearing aid, the custom mini canal uses a smaller battery and has even less power available. Features can also be more limited.

Completely in the Canal (CIC) The CIC is the smallest custom in the ear hearing aid and very popular due to its cosmetic appeal and ease of use. There are usually no manual controls on a CIC, telephone usage is often better because they are less likely to whistle. Lack of power is the main reason people can not use this style, though a small ear canal may keep you from being able to wear one also.

Behind the Ear (BTE) This hearing instrument sets behind your ear and is connected to your ear by a tube with an earmold. BTE hearing aids have the most power and features available.

Open Ear (OE) and Receiver in Canal (RIC) This hearing aid is a fairly new style of BTE made available in recent years and is much smaller then a traditional BTE. They are meant primarily for high frequency hearing loss. It is connected to your ear by a very thin tube or wire with a small earbud on the tip. They are called Open Ear because they leave the ear canal less blocked than other styles of hearing aid.

Important Features:

Directional Microphones – These are available on most BTE, OE, ITE, Half Shell, and ITC styles of hearing aids. They are the best feature you can have on your hearing aid for hearing in noisy places, such as restaurants. (They reduce sounds from behind, so that it does not interfere with the sound in front of you) Directional microphones can be automatic; they automatically turn on when the sound level in the room gets too loud. Some are also be adaptive, which means they can follow moving sounds, or reduce several different sounds at the same time.

Noise Reduction – Noise reduction does not really reduce noise, it reduces amplification in the frequencies where there is noise and no speech. If there is a fan running in the background, the hearing aid will not amplify it as much as it will speech. When the hearing aid finds both speech and noise at a frequency, you still get both. More advanced the hearing instruments manage noise better by breaking the frequencies up into smaller pieces.

Memories – There are two types of memories available on a hearing aid, manual and automatic. Many hearing aids have a push button that allows you to have different settings (memories) for different situations such as quiet places, noisy places, and music or telephone. The hearing aid beeps when you push the button to let you know which memory you are using. Advanced hearing aids can have memories that are automatic. Instead of pushing a button, the hearing aid does it for you! Some hearing aids can even have a combination of both.

Feedback Cancellation – Feedback (or annoying annoying whistling sound) is the number one complaint people have about hearing aids. Most hearing aid wearers experience feedback when they put their hand over their ear, or use the phone. Feedback Cancellation will take down the amount of feedback (whistling) that you hear.

Bands / Channels – Bands are what we use to adjust the volume in a hearing aid. More bands means more control when we program the hearing instrument to your hearing loss.

Channels are used to adjust the part of the hearing aid that keeps the sound from getting too loud. Channels can also refer to the hearing aid noise reduction system. For noise reduction, more channels is definitely better because the hearing aid can break the sound up into smaller pieces and isolate noise from speech.

These are the main things you need to understand about your hearing aid. If you really want the best one for you, I recommend you focus on telling your professional what benefits you want from your hearing instrument. Let them know what frustrates you to give them a better idea of ​​how they can help you. Their goal is to help you hear better, and when that happens, everyone wins.

The Benefits of Animal Therapy For Autism

For those of us who have had pets in our lives, it’s no great surprise to learn that interactions with animals can have therapeutic and healing benefits. Many animals soothe, comfort, and calm, just by their quiet presence. And animals are now also being used as a form of autism therapy.

A New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work graduate student named Jennifer Baról lead a research project to study the benefits and impact of animal-assisted therapies on children with autism when used as a treatment tool.

The study, entitled “The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on a Child with Autism” ran for 15 weeks between July and November of 2006. It was geared toward the goal of discovering whether or not there is any evidence that therapies based on animal-assistance would be able to improve an autistic child’s social skills.

The results of the study were interesting. For example, before undergoing the animal-assisted therapy with an eight-year-old Australian Cattle Dog named Henry, participant Zachary, who was five years old, experienced a dramatic struggle in order to communicate. Zachary was prone to throwing tantrums as well as covering his ears and eyes when he became frustrated with his lack of ability to be understood. Participation in new activities was stressful to him. He couldn’t understand how to play with others and had never before uttered a complete sentence.

However, once Zachary met and bonded with Henry, he went through a virtual transformation. His self-assurance level is much higher and he is willing to experience new activities with an obvious curiosity. Furthermore, Zachary is better able to understand what is going on around him, including the needs of others. Moreover, halfway through the therapy for the research project, Zachary completed his first sentence.

In the case of Zachary, a whole new world of experiences and understanding was opened up by the animal-assisted therapy. Within the mental hospital clinical reports, there have been many reports of autistic children who have built strong relationships with individual animals, such as pet dogs or cats. When autistic children play with animals, any violent tendencies they may have will typically disappear. They take on quite maternal characteristics, taking special care of the animal including feeding, cleaning up after them, and interacting with them.

The blood pressure of autistic children will also usually be lowered when experiencing an animal treatment. Furthermore, symptoms such as insomnia and headache can be eased with this treatment.

The companionship of animals can help reduce any lonely feelings in autistic children, promoting a base of healthy character development within them, including personality traits such as being respectful, trusting, contributing, committed, self-confident, and responsible. Autistic children can also learn decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, and both language and social skills through interactions with animals.

This kind of therapy can be beneficial overall, as well as in times of greater trial, such as puberty – when your child will go through many changes and have many questions and will be in need of greater stress relief.

Headache – Its Natural Home Remedies

Of all the diseases prevalent in our society, headache, the pain in the head or upper neck, in some form or the other, has become a common problem of our times. It would not be out of place to mention that perhaps no one is spared from this malady. Each one of us has experience a headache of some sort at some time in our life. The most common type of headache is tension headache, often associated with stresses, depression or anxiety. Other common types of headache include migraines, cluster headache and sinus headache. Headache can be chronic, recurrent, or occasional and the pain can be mild or severe.

There are various causes for headache and a comprehensive list of which is not easy to present. But some of the common causes are; when the nervous system of the individual is strained either due to internal or external strain and stress, one developments a headache. Head being the central nervous system which results into head pain. This training of the nerves can be due to various reasons, such as high or low blood pressure, gastric trouble, constipation, wind problems, indigestion, sinus, eye pain or trouble, excessive smoking, use of tobacco in any form excessive intake of coffee or tea, intake of alcoholic drinks, lack of proper rest and sleep, anxiety and tension and fatigue.

Although all headache are not the same but one thing is common to all types of headache that is headache cause pain.

Some natural home remedies for headache are as follows:

  1. Apply a paste of freshly ground clay or freshly ground sandalwood to the forehead, let dry, rub of by hand and wash.
  2. Apply a paste of ground cinnamon on the forehead.
  3. Eat a banana every time the linger headaches appear.
  4. Paste a fresh mint leaf on the part of the head where the pain is most different.
  5. Mix a cup of water with a cup of apple cider vinegar and bring it to boil. Put a towel over the head and bend over the pot. Inhale and exhale deeply through nose for about 10 minutes.
  6. Apply the crises of lemon on the forehead.
  7. Inhale the fumes of strong mustard multiple times.
  8. Drink a glass of juice everyday by adding grind ginger root to it.
  9. Apply an ice pack to the painful area of ​​the head.
  10. Take a warm shower or nap or walk.
  11. Massage your neck, back, shoulder, forehead and temples.
  12. Massage the head with rosemary.
  13. Put slice cucumbers on the forehead.

The people suffering from headache,

  1. Should not take more than two cups of tea or coffee a day.
  2. Should stop smoking and alcoholic drinks.
  3. The patient should sleep for 6 to 8 hours everyday.
  4. Should avoid being tense or angry.
  5. Should live in such environment where plenty of fresh air is available.
  6. Fruits and green vegetables should be taken daily along with other dishes of the day.
  7. Must not eat fried and roasted things.
  8. Should drink 10 to 15 glasses of water everyday.
  9. Should eat lightly and avoid spices.
  10. Should exercise regularly.
  11. By doing some yoga asanas one can also cure from headache.

Herbal Remedies For UTI in Pets

Once regarded as an alternative remedy for human ailments, the application of herbal remedies now extend to holistic health care for pets, particularly in the support of urinary tract systems. Herbal remedy compounds convey medical properties that easily adapt to the biochemistry of organisms, since these fill in the undering causes of imbalances while cleansing the body from chemical and microbial causes of the disorder; without compromising overall health. Typically, these remedies support the innate needs of the body, promote systemic balance and likewise reinforces immune defenses against disease-causing pathogens.

Conventional drugs administrated to treat UTI such as amoxicillin usually dissolve in effect over time. A natural alternative to prescription drugs such as Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) contains natural antibiotic properties relevant in the treatment of infections. Unlike antibiotics that tend to be immuno-suppressive, Barberry is one holistic remedy that stimulates the immune system in the fight against infectious pathogens. Moreover, the herb conveys anti-inflammatory benefits that relieving bleeding of the uterus. When the pet condition at hand is a bladder infection, a formulation of the herb may be concocted to ease inflammation. As it strengthens the mucus lining of the urinary tract, Barberry compounds curtail excessive urination that is appropriate in the uncontrollable urge to urinate amongst infected pets. To further sustain urinary system functions, a tumor formation of this herbal can be administrated as diuretic to aid in the cleansing process.

Another herbal treated effective in subduing urinary tract infections is Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva ursi). The herb contains the bioactive compounds arbutin and hydroquinone that collectively acts as a potent antiseptic for stubborn infections. The herbal may be administered as an alternative to the conventional anti-inflammatory treatments applied on a damaged bladder. For cases involving cystitis and bladder stones, its compounds can help alleviate the condition by reducing the causes of uric acid accumulation. Like Barberry, it is also an effective diuretic to aid the body in flushing out toxins and pathogens from the body.

In pet herbal remedies concocted for urinary tract infections, Cantharis is a support ingredient that primarily aids urination while soothing bladder muscles. It is an effective anti-inflammatory agent that provides immediate relief to damaged and oversensitive organs. Expect relief from bladder irritation plus increased urinary control following the use of this herbal remedy.

With the health benefits ensuing from the foregoing medicinal herbs, the standardized herbal supplement PetAlive UTI-free has been formulated to support bladder and urinary tract health in dogs and in cats. The worries of pet owners when it comes to urinary issues are resolved naturally with this pet herbal remedy.

ITEC Past Exam Papers – Revision Questions

Using ITEC past exam papers can be very beneficial for all students studying any of the ITEC subjects. Unfortunately ITEC do not provide past exam papers or questions so you must seek an alternative revision resource that provides revision questions similar to those found on ITEC’s past exam papers.

ITEC’s theory papers are in the format of multiple choice questions so using these type of questions while you are revising is advisable as it prepares the student for the format of their actual exam paper.

Using Anatomy and Physiology as an example, the following are some sample multiple choice questions;

01. 2 pairs of centrioles separate during which phase of mitosis?
a) Prophase – Answer
b) Anaphase
c) Telophase
d) Metaphase

02. What muscle lowers the mandible and opens the mouth?
a) Lateral pterygoid – Answer
b) Medial pterygoid
c) Orbicularis oculi
d) Masseter

03. What is the function of the right lymphatic duct?
a) Drains lymph into the head, neck and torso
b) Collects lymph from the right side of the body
c) Collects lymph from the right side of the head and neck, chest and right arm – Answer
d) Collects lymph from the left side of the body

Whatever ITEC exam you are revising for, whether it is Beauty Therapy or Reflexology, you will need to have a study plan in place which includes learning these questions everyday.

I would recommend you learn a number of questions each day, about 20-30 depending on how busy you are. And even if you are very busy on a particular day, learning just 5 questions is ok, 5 is better than nothing at all. Remember, the key to your exam success with this method is consistency. Repeat this process every day and your confidence in the subject you are learning will soon grow.

Protective Function of Probiotics Against The Flu

Flu or influenza is an acute respiratory tract infection caused by the influenza virus. It has been a common health problem because it is rampant but has no definite cure. There are treatments available but only for palliative purposes (relief of symptoms). So far, the most reliable treatment that has been developed is the flu vaccine, which is used in preventing the flu infection.

A person with flu may manifest symptoms such as cough, body malaise / body weakness, diarrhea, fever, headache, nausea, sore throat and vomiting. These flu symptoms can be mild and can even become severe enough to impede the infected individual from performing activities of daily living. There are certain medicines used to treat these symptoms but the said medications can not completely cure flu.

Moreover, flu is known to be self-limiting. This means that this illness may heal on its own dependent on the immune response of the body. Mostly, people infected with flu can feel better after two weeks. However, the severity of this illness can also lead to a fatal complication, pneumonia, a bacterial respiratory infection.

Being aware of the worst health threat that flu can bring about, medical experts do not want to become lenient. They conduct various researchers that would maximize the efficiency of flu vaccine as it is the most efficient preventive treatment identified. One of the significant findings was that the specific immune response of the body against flu can be enhanced by consuming probiotics for 6 weeks before having a shot of flu vaccine. The research was headed by Dr. Giuliano Rizzardini and the finding was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

In the said study, the subjects were randomly chosen. Some were administered with probiotic microbes Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. Lactis (in capsule) and Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei (in dairy drink) while others were given with placebo. Those subjects administrated with probiotics have significantly increased level of antibodies, specifically IgA and IgG. Antibodies are components of the immune system that detect and destroy antigens such as viruses (eg flu virus), bacteria and other harmful substances.

Probiotics are indeed providing extensive health benefits. These are good microbes that were primarily integrated into dairy products (eg yogurt) and other food supplements to keep the gut healthy. But as of this moment, probiotic microorganisms surpass the expectations of health experts. As mentioned earlier, a research finding revealed the ability of certain probiotic bacteria to boost up specific immune response, particularly against flu.

Also, keep in mind that probiotic products are not medications that directly treat ailments. These are manufactured to improve the protective functions of the immune system. Beside, a healthy immune system is one of the keys to easily recover from different illnesses and even to prevent sickness. Always remember to consult your doctor before take of any supplements, including probiotics, for safe consumption. Bear in mind that there might be medical conditions that require doctor's supervision while taking any treatment such as those individuals who are immunocompromised.

Typically, the immune booster property of probiotics truly gains advantage against flu and raises the body's shield against any infection and even various diseases. Therefore, taking probiotics is simply saying "No" to any type of illness.

How to Make Printed Graphics on T-Shirts Last Longer

Many people have printed graphics t-shirts that have cracked and split, making the t-shirt look terrible. Some people have had their clothing specially made or bought it from a concert or other occasion to remember it. These items of clothing can be expensive and will not last very long if you do not know how to properly care for them. Getting the most out of your graphic tee is not an issue if you follow a few rules when cleaning and wearing it.

The first thing to do is to buy detergent that will not harm your clothing. Look for detergent that has been made to be gentle on colors or generally delicate on clothing. Some laundry detergents are very harsh and will fade and destroy custom clothing very quickly. The detergent may be more expensive than what you are used to, but if you only use it on certain clothing then it will last for a longer period of time.

Set your washer on a delicate setting for your clothes.

Your washer should have a gentle or delicate cycle that can help you to preserve the graphic on your clothes for a long period of time. Some people have a hand wash setting on their washer that they use for printed graphic clothing. If you take your clothes to a Laundromat, you should not have any trouble finding a washer with a gentle or delicate cycle.

Make sure you are color separating the clothes before washing. You do not want your t-shirt to look dingy or have other colors bleed into it. You don’t want the colors from it to bleed onto your other clothes, either. Separate the darks from the lights and wash them accordingly. All of your clothes will benefit from the color separation before washing.

It can be tempting to throw everything together when you don’t have a lot of time, but if you plan ahead and have two hampers, you can make the separation a lot easier. As soon as you take your clothes off, separate them between the two hampers according to light and dark colors. If you don’t have hampers and throw all of your clothes down a laundry chute, you may want to at least get a laundry basket and keep light or dark clothes aside.

Wash your clothes in cold water and make sure the t-shirts are inside-out. Cold water prevents peeling and shrinking of the clothes and graphic, and it will save you a little money on your energy bill. Make sure your graphic t-shirt is inside-out to further protect the graphic from cracking and other damage. Again, as soon as you take the shirt off, turn it inside-out to save time later.

Hang your shirt to dry. The heat from the dryer can severely damage your graphic t-shirt. The signs of damage may not be visible at first, but eventually you will see what the heat has done to destroy your clothes. You can hang your shirt on a wooden hanger anywhere that you have the space to hang it; you do not need a clothesline to do this.

Only wear your printed graphics t-shirt when you know you can protect it from stains and other wear and tear. You may be tempted to wear your favorite clothes to certain events, but if your clothes stand the risk of getting very dirty or damaged, it is best to rethink what you are going to wear that day. Save your good clothes for days that run little risk for damage, and if you have to wear them, use aprons and smocks to protect them.

You Can Reduce Or Increase the Size of Your Nose With a Nose Job

A nose job is a surgical procedure that is used to enhance the appearance of the nose. The surgery is capable of increasing or reducing the size of a person's nose, narrowing the span of the nostrils, changing the shape of the bridge or tip of the nose, or changing the angle between your nose and your upper lip. The surgery is also able to be used to correct an injury or birth defect, or even to help alleviate problems with breathing.

The most appropriate candidates for a rhinoplasty are those who are looking to improve the appearance of their nose, those who need to reconstruct their nose from an injury or birth defect, and those who have a great difficulty breathing. As it is with any operation, there are associated risks involved with this procedure. These include, but are not limited to nosebleed, infection, or an adverse reaction to the anesthesia. After the procedure you may experience small burst blood vessels that can appear as tiny red spots on the surface of the skin. These are minor, but may be permanent. When the cosmetic surgeon chooses to use an open technique, there will be a small scare that runs across the base of the nose which is barely visible. Most people do not experience any of these complications. You need to make sure that you discuss these concerns with a cosmetic surgeon before your surgery to make sure that you fully understand the basic risks along with any other specific risks that may also be involved.

At the initial consultation with your plastic surgeon, he or she will examine your nose and explain to you the procedure along with the risks that are associated with the surgery. Also, your surgeon will give you various options based on your specific situation. He or she will ask you about how you want your nose to look and will talk about what he or she thinks is realistic. This observation will be based on the structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, the thickness of your skin, your age, and the shape of your face. At this time, the surgeon will also discuss the different types of anesthesia and the risks that are involved with each one. He or she will also explain the estimated length of your surgery and will inform you on how long you healing period will last. You should feel free to ask the surgeon any questions that you may have so that you can have a complete understanding of nasal contouring surgery.

HP Pavilion X360 11t Guide: Find Out Why This 2-In-1 Is a Great Combination of a Laptop and Tablet

If you're shopping around for a small, thin laptop / tablet, the HP Pavilion x360 11t has plenty to offer. It's faster than other budget 2-in-1s out on the market, with its N3060 processor and 4GB – 8GB of memory. You can use it in four different modes, depending on the tasks you're working on. It has a tent mode for playing games, stand mode for video chatting or watching movies, tablet mode for reading, and laptop mode for working.

This is a very thin, light laptop with a small-hinge design. It weighs under 3 lbs and is less than 20-mm thin. The hinges are durable and made of stainless steel. Thorough testing is done to ensure its durability and longevity. To protect it from damage, the gear hinge mechanism is sealed in metal. There are three colors to choose from: Natural Silver, Dragonfly Blue, and Modern Gold.

Another benefit of the HP Pavilion x360 11t is its battery life. The 2-cell Lithium-ion battery (34.6 WHr) has a life of up to 7 and a half hours. Extend that to 9 hours with a 3-cell Lithium-ion battery. The 11.6-inch touchscreen display has anti-glare, WLED-backlit technology and a 1366 × 768 resolution.

As indicated above, the processor is an Intel Celeron N3060 (two-core) with speeds ranging from 1.6GHz up to 2.48GHz. Intel HD graphics are included. There is an option for a four-core N3710 processor as well, which can go up to 2.56GHz.

HP Pavilion x360 11t Storage Capacity

What really makes the x360 better than an ordinary tablet is its 500GB SATA hard drive and 4GB SDRAM memory (upgradable to 8GB). Stay connected to the internet as well as other devices wirelessly with the 802.11 b / g / n technology, combined with Bluetooth 4.0.

For a 2-in-one, the HP Pavilion x360 11t is generous with ports and buttons. On its right side, there are two USB 3.0 ports, an expandable Ethernet port, full HDMI port, power cord, Windows button, and headset jack. On its left, there is 1 USB 2.0 port, secure lock slot, volume button, and SD card reader.

The island style keyboard is full-size and features well-spaced keys with good feedback. The 3.75 x 2.2 inch touchpad is a tad on the small side, but still gets the job done. As for audio, this is one of the first mini-laptops to feature B & O Play software, which is comprised of various slides for music, voice and movies and a graphic equalizer. There is a pair of bottom-mounted speakers.

If you want something that offers more than an iPad, but smaller and thinner than a standard laptop, the HP Pavilion x360 11t is definitely a great choice.

Have you been keeping up with the latest HP deals? Keep an eye out for HP Pavilion x360 11t coupons so that you can get this laptop / tablet hybrid at the lowest price possible. HP often offers huge savings on its tablets and notebooks in the form of discounts, promo codes, and e-coupons.

Treatment of Excessive Sweating Or Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis which is simply excessive sweating most often affects the palms, feet and face, causing embarrassment and interfering with daily chores. Excessive sweating is considered rare but recent estimates show that 2.8 percent of populations have hyperhidrosis doubling in Asian communities and some other countries. Only half of those affected have sought treatment because the rest don’t know that treatment is available.

Excessive sweating occurs in two distinct forms, primary hyperhidrosis and the secondary hyperhidrosis.

In primary focal excessive sweating; emotional stimuli are believed to trigger hyperhidrosis although doctors do not understand why this happens.

Palmar hyperhidrosis affects the hands and plantar hyperhidrosis affects the feet. Sweaty palms are the most embarrassing situation.

Palmar axillary hyperhidrosis affects the palms and armpits.

Isolated axillary hyperhidrosis affects the armpits only.

The least common form excessive sweating is craniofacial hyperhidrosis which affects the face and the head.

Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition such as infections, spinal cord injury, endocrine disorders, malignancy, neurologic or and other conditions. Treatment will obviously focus on treating the underlying condition.

Diagnosis

Many patients visit a dermatologist for hyperhidrosis. The doctor will start the diagnostic process with a physical examination. If you have the condition the doctor l will see sweat droplets on your body, even when you aren’t anxious and have a normal heart rate and blood pressure. Family history must be analyzed because studies have shown that 25 to 50 percent of patients with palmar hyperhidrosis have a family history of hyperhidrosis.

To rule out serious conditions that can cause sweating, such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes, growth hormone disorder, and tumor of the adrenal gland, blood tests are carried out.

Minor-starch iodine test help to determine the severity of hyperhidrosis and response to treatment.

Thermoregulatory sweat test determines the severity and extent of primary hyperhidrosis.

People who have primary hyperhidrosis sweat more in the palms in a warm environment while those who don’t have excessive sweating tend not to sweat in the palms. The findings help the physician to accurately diagnose and define the severity of the hyperhidrosis and plan for optimal treatment. Sometimes a patient will have excessive sweating on other parts of the body caused by secondary hyperhidrosis and require to be diagnosed and treated.

The treatment

Many treatment methods are available for primary hyperhidrosis. The least invasive treatment options that relieve symptoms are preferred. Surgery is reserved for patients with serious condition and haven’t found cure from other treatments.

As pointed earlier treatment for secondary hyperhidrosis aims at diagnosing and treating the underlying health condition causing the sweating.

Medications

For light and moderate hyperhidrosis the physician will recommend applying a nonprescription, over-the-counter, clinical strength antiperspirant on problem areas as an initial treatment. Methods that work well include Certain Dri, Secret Clinical Strength, Degree Clinical Protections and 5 Day.

The next step is to use prescription antiperspirants with aluminum chloride. Normally prescription antiperspirants are applied to dry skin before bedtime. Covering the problem areas during sleep has proved to be helpful. The antiperspirant should be washed off after seven to eight hours . Red, swollen and itchy skin can occur when using prescription antiperspirants.

Iontophoresis treatment

In this procedure a battery-powered device is used to deliver a low current of electricity to the hands or feet and sometimes the armpits through water-saturated wool pads. The old method of using pails of water is outdated Iontophoresis treatment changes the outer layers of skin to prevent sweat from coming to the surface.

Iontophoresis is safe but it is not more effective than antiperspirant treatment.

Oral administered medications

Oral medications which control hyperhidrosis,include anticholinergics which block nerve impulses to sweat glands. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors inhibit sweating. Clonidine reduces nerve responses thereby reducing sweating.

Botox or Botulinum Toxin injections.

This temporarily blocks the nerves that trigger your sweat glands. Injections of up to 20 small doses of Botox are carried out in a treatment session. The injection sites are determined by diagnostic sweat tests. To reduce the pain caused by the injections, anesthetic techniques that include oral, intravenous sedation medication and topical creams are used.

Surgery

Surgery is an option if you have severe hyperhidrosis and other treatments haven’t worked. Two approaches are often used. One entail interrupting the nerve signal triggering excessive sweating and the other procedure is to remove some sweat glands.

Types of surgery

There are three main surgical approaches as explained below.

Sympathectomy involves clipping or removing part of the sympathetic nerve.

Sympathotomy is a new procedure which interrupts the nerve signals without removing the sympathetic nerve. The benefit is a greatly reduced risk of compensatory sweating.

Minimally invasive sympathectomy

In minimally invasive sympathectomy the surgeon places clips on the sympathetic nerve to block nerve signals. This treatment is effective in reducing hyperhidrosis symptoms on many people. When carried out by experienced surgeons, the procedure stops excessive palmar sweating but less for the underarms and feet. Compensatory sweating rarely occurs as a side effect. The procedure can be reversed by removing the clip.

Orthodox sympathectomy performed by many surgeons involves removing most or all of the upper thoracic sympathetic nerve chain. This method also called a ganglionectomy and is not reversible. A common complication of this surgery is compensatory sweating in which patients experience new excessive sweating elsewhere.

Minimally invasive sympathotomy.

In a sympathotomy, the surgeon disconnects two clusters of nerve cells or ganglions on the sympathetic nerve by the second rib thus blocking the nerve pathway that causes excessive sweating.

Local excision

This surgery is for auxiliary hyperhidrosis and surgeons remove targeted sweat glands. The method requires small incisions to be made on the affected part and can be performed with local anesthesia. Many people report significant and permanent reduction in sweating.

The surgeon makes two or three small cuts below the armpit. A miniature fiber optic camera is gently inserted to allow the surgeon to see the targeted nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. Small surgical instruments are then inserted through the other incisions to complete the procedure. This is performed by thoracic surgeons or neurosurgeons.

During the surgery, lungs are collapsed to allow enough room for the surgeon to work. When one side is completed, the surgeon performs an identical procedure on the opposite side. On completion of the surgery, the lung is re-expanded, and the incisions are closed.