Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Istilah sains yang digunakan dalam produk yang mengandungi unsur babi

Mungkin banyak umat Islam tidak tahu bahwa label label yang bertulis 'This product contain substance from porcine.Sebenarnya bermaksud 'Produk ini mengandungi bahan daripada babi. Selain itu, antara label yang kerap digunakan adalah 'The source of gelatin capsule is porcine' yang bermaksud 'Kapsul dari gelatin babi.

Berikut antara istilah sains yang digunakan dalam produk yang mengandungi unsur babi:

1. Pork:Istilah yang digunakan untuk daging babi di dalam masakan.

2. Swine:Istilah yang digunakan untuk keseluruhan kumpulan spesis babi.

3. Hog:Istilah untuk babi dewasa, berat melebihi 50 kg.

4. Boar:Babi liar.

5. Lard:Lemak babi yang digunakan bagi membuat minyak masak dan sabun.

6. Bacon:Daging haiwan yang disalai, termasuk babi.

7. Ham:Daging pada bahagian paha babi.

8. Sow:Istilah untuk babi betina dewasa (jarang digunakan).

9. Sow Milk:Susu babi.

10.Pig:Istilah umum untuk seekor babi atau sebenarnya bermaksud babi muda, berat kurang daripada 50 kg.

11.Porcine:Istilah yang digunakan untuk sesuatu yang berkaitan atau berasal daripada babi. Porcine sering digunakan di dalam bidang perubatan untuk menyatakan sumber yang berasal daripada babi.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to get along with your coworkers

How to get along with your coworkers

By Jen Kirsch

Learn six simple ways to improve your professional relationships at work.

For most people, going to work every day means spending time with the same people on a daily basis. And since you spend so much time with your coworkers, it's important that the relationships you have with them are positive ones.

Shannon Waller, the director of new program development at Strategic Coach, offers six simple but effective ways to create camaraderie and develop strong working relationships with your coworkers.

1. Smile and be friendly
If you're the type of person who comes into work and walks straight to your desk, immediately opening up your email and tuning out everything and everyone around you, you might want to reconsider your attitude. Not only does this behaviour isolate you, it isolates others, too.

While you may want to maintain a work-only mentality at the office, smiling and acting friendly toward others will go a long way, says Waller. "Say, 'Good morning. How are you? How's it going?' Be friendly and open," she advises. "You look less intimidating when you smile."

2. Be a team player
Help others when you can. If someone needs help carrying a box or stapling some documents together, or just wants to bounce an idea off of you, make yourself available. "You want to be relied upon to help out when need be," says Waller.

Being available and supportive will help you move ahead in your job and progress in your field. "You'll be perceived as someone who people want to work with," she explains. "You're not just there to check email, you're there to interact as well."

3. Be aware of how you come across
If you are not aware of your body language, you may come across in a way that is unintentional. "Your body language and tone of voice convey more than your actual words. People are listening for that," says Waller. So think before you react and put more effort into creating a friendly impression.

For example, if a coworker comes to talk to you, instead of barking, "What do you want?" ask him politely how you can help. If you're too swamped to chat, let him know that you'd love to talk right now, but you can't, Waller advises. Be sure to provide the reason why and then set a time to reconnect.

4. Don't scare people
People often don't realize when they are taking their own stress and frustrations out on others. There is a right and a wrong way to act around your coworkers. Your best course of action is to always be polite, friendly and genuine. "Own your own emotions, don't impose them on other people," says Waller. When things go wrong, say, "I'm really frustrated" not "You're an idiot." Statements that begin with "I" demonstrate that you are simply stating your feelings, not shifting blame or lashing out, she explains.

5. Take your relationship to the next step
Spend some time with your coworkers away from the office to get to know them better. If you get to know your office mates as human beings instead of just work colleagues, it will make your relationships that much stronger, says Waller. "You are so much more than your role at work, so this will give you the chance to connect," she explains. "Talk to people about things that matter to them. This will make them feel cared about as people, not just for what they can do for you."

6. Be clear about what you want
Make sure that you and your coworkers are on the same page by communicating your ideas and desires clearly. Waller suggests saying something along the lines of: "Just so we are all agreed, we are accomplishing this task to this standard by this timeline, right? Is everyone agreed?" That way you can avoid any potential confusion down the road. Communicating clearly helps ensure there are no assumptions made about a project or task and that everyone understands their roles and expectations. "We often assume, which is a big cause of conflict," Waller explains.

Even though you may have your own work to do, it's still important to connect and build good relationships with the people you work with. The better you get along with your coworkers, the easier your working life will be.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


USIA PERNIKAHAN MEMPENGARUHI KEMESRAAN (ahak,,ahak)Usia Pernikahan Mempengaruhi Kemesraan.......

Sebelum Tido:
6 minggu: selamat bobok sayang, mimpi indah ya, mmmuach.
6 bulan: tolong matikan lampu tu, silau ah.
6 tahun : Sanasikit lah... tido kalau tak mengepit tak bole eh???!

Pakai Toilet:
6 minggu: tak apa, u dulu aje lah, i tak buru2 .
6 bulan: masih lama tak nih?
6 tahun: brug! brug! brug! (suara pintu digegar), kalau nak bertapa pi lah gunung ledang sana !!

Balas SMS:
6 minggu: iye sayang, jap lagi i sampai ruma, i beli murtabak kesukaan u..
6 bulan: trafik jam ah
6 tahun: k..

Dating process:
6 minggu: I love U, I love U, I love U.
6 bulan: Of course I love U.
6 tahun : Iyalah!! kalau i tak cintakan u, buat apa i nikah ngan u??

Pulang Keje:
6 minggu: Honey, i dah balik nih....
6 bulan : I'm BACK!!
6 tahun: Masak apa hari ini??

Hadiah (ulang tahun):
6 minggu : Sayang, i harap u menyukai cincin yang i beli
6 bulan : I beli lukisan, nampak sesuai dengan suasana ruang tengah
6 tahun : Nih duit, u beli sendiri lah apa yg u nak..

6 minggu: Baby, ada yang ingin bbual ngan u di telefon nih
6 bulan : Eh...your call...

6 minggu: Wah, tak sangka i, rasa makanan ini begitu lazaattt...!!!
6 bulan: Kita makan apa malam ini??
6 tahun: HAH? LAUK INI LAGI?

6 minggu: Sudahlah, tak apa, dah pecah pun, nanti kita beli lagi eh
6 bulan: Hati-hati! Nanti jatuh tuh.
6 tahun: Orang dah bilang berkali2 pon tak paham!!

Baju baru:
6 minggu: Aduh sayang, u seperti bidadari dengan pakaian itu
6 bulan: Lah.. beli baju baru lagi?

Merancangkan Holiday:
6 minggu: Macam mana kalau kita jalan-jalan ke Amerika atau ke tempat yg u nak honey?
6 bulan: Kita ke Bukit Bintang aje ler ....senang sikit tak perlu naik flight...

6 minggu: Baby, apa yg kita nak tonton malam ini ?
6 bulan : Sekejap eh, citer bagus ah.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

7 steps to making your dreams come true

7 steps to making your dreams come true

By Laurie Mackenzie

Everyone has a cherished dream. Here are our step-by-step directions to making it happen.
Our dreams -- those inner desires that reflect our true passions and have the potential to bring us incredible joy -- are as mixed as the dreamers themselves. Yours may be to travel to Kenya, earn an MBA or simply get your driver's licence. "A dream doesn't have to be big; it doesn't have to be important to everybody," says Deanna Rosenswig, coauthor of Dreams Have No Expiry Date (Random House Canada, 2005). "It just has to be something that resonates with you, that's consistent with your values and that gives you hope and pleasure."

No matter what the scope of your dream is, or what stage you're at in terms of your life or fulfilling your heart's desire, these steps will help your dreams come true.

1. Name it
To get in touch with your dreams, sit down by yourself with no distractions so you can hear your own thoughts. Try to open up and be honest about what you feel. Expand your world to include all kinds of possibilities and let your spirit soar, says Ellen Goldhar, a life coach based in Toronto.

Then at the beginning of each training season, she writes down a dream, such as winning a medal. During this process, put the idea of fantasy behind you, advise Rosenswig and coauthor Laurie Gottlieb, because our dreams are only unreal until we articulate them, label them, validate them and make plans to implement them. So, whether you want to scale Mount Everest someday, launch a valuable community group or lead a campaign for a cause you hold dear, get a journal and jot it down.

2. See it
Now that you've identified your dream Goldhar suggests you sharpen your vision using an exercise she calls Vision 10: if whatever you want were to be a 10-out-of-10 experience, what would it look like? Picture it in your mind's eye.

3. Feel it
Once you can see your dream, it's time to feel it. "You've got to feel it to be it," says Goldhar. In What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? (Publishers Group Canada, 2004), Diane Conway writes that she knows how she would feel in her dream home -- once she finds it.

"I realized I'd like to have bright colours, so I painted my existing gate and front door purple. This makes me so happy, and it's a way of achieving some of my dream until it manifests." If your dream is to run a quaint bed-and-breakfast, is it possible to open the door of your current home to guests to get a feel for preparing gourmet breakfasts and offering directions to nearby attractions?
4. Want it
In their book, Gottlieb and Rosenswig suggest you ask yourself the following questions to evaluate whether a particular dream is the one you want to be pursuing.
• Am I animated when I talk about my dream?
• Am I working hard at my dream?
• Even though I feel stress, is the dream worth pursuing?
• Can I see myself inside the dream?
• Does my dream make me smile?
If you answer yes to most of these, then you are on the right track.

5. Imagine it
"You want to get so good at visualizing that you feel like you've experienced your dream before it even comes to life," says Goldhar, who suggests taking 10 minutes before going to sleep each night to visualize and anchor your dream into your subconscious. "Visualizing exactly what living your dream would look like can be a tool that produces unfailing results," adds Conway.

6. Face it
"We all have fears that we have to break through to begin living our dreams," says Conway. Our biggest fears -- regret and time passing -- are actually the biggest incentives to realizing our dreams, says Rosenswig. That said, you need to manage your fears. First, recognize them. For instance, do you worry that realizing your dream may be too hard or take too long? Second, only share your dream with supporters. "At the beginning dreams are delicate because of our own insecurities and self-doubt. You want to nurture the dream and get it to a place where it's healthy," says Goldhar.

7. Let it happen
Check in with your dream every so often. If it begins to feel like a burden, Goldhar says you're no longer dreaming. Perhaps your dream is to start an interior decorating business, but after a little research you realize it's going to take 80 hours a week and that prospect is less than desirable. You may modify your dream and decide you want to work as a designer for someone in the field instead. As Clara says, don't put limits on your dreams. "I'm always moving forward. No matter how difficult it is at the time I always know that I am moving toward something special."

Dream big
So your dream is to walk on the moon, or maybe your Oscar acceptance speech is already written. Deanna Rosenswig, coauthor of Dreams Have No Expiry Date (Random House Canada, 2005), says that it's fine to have a larger-than-life dream as long as not fulfilling it doesn't make you unhappy. "There are dreams that are more in your reach than others, but that's the whole point of dreaming; it's unlimited," says Ellen Goldhar, a life coach.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Natural remedies for coughing

Natural remedies for coughing

By Natalie Bahadur

Is your cough driving you crazy? Try making some of these natural remedies for coughing at home.

Persistent coughing can be a real drag. It's annoying -- especially to those around you -- and it can really take a toll on your body. If you've suffered from a persistent cough, you know just how taxing it can be -- and how frustrating it is when you can't get rid of it!

But there are many natural remedies for coughing that will help ease the discomfort, and (hopefully) cure it for good.

 But before you hunt down these nantural remedies for coughing, it's important to determine what type of cough you have. We asked naturopathic doctor Camille Nghiem-Phu about the different types of coughs and how to cure them, as well as when to seek medical attention for a persistent cough. 

Types of coughs

According to Nghiem-Phu there are two main classifications of coughs. The first is the dry, non-productive cough, where no mucus is formed. This cough can be sporadic (occurring once or twice daily to clear irritants) or spasmodic (occurring frequently with potential shortness of breath).

The second type of cough is the productive cough, where mucus and irritants from the lungs are formed during the cough. Coughing can be symptomatic of many things, Nghiem-Phu says, including the common cold, bronchitis, croup, whooping cough, pneumonia and tuberculosis. If you've got a persistent cough, be sure to check with your doctor or naturopath to diagnose what type of cough it is and how best to treat it.
Do you have a chronic cough?
How do you know the difference between a run-of-the-mill cough and one that's more serious and considered chronic? Nghiem-Phu says that a cough is generally considered chronic when three weeks have passed without it improving. "In the majority of cases, frequent coughing lasts one to two weeks and tapers off as the irritant or infection subsides," she says. Anything more than that is considered a chronic cough.
When to seek professional help for your cough

No one likes to visit the doctor at the first sign of a cough, but there does come a point when you should. According to Nghiem-Phu, you should seek medical attention when your coughing:

• is accompanied by a fever and sputum production;
• fails to get better when other symptoms go away;
• changes in character;
• starts to bring up blood;
• interferes with your daily life or sleep cycles; or
• is accompanied by wheezing, shortness of breath or chest pain.
Natural remedies for coughing

Cough medicines abound on the shelves of your local drugstore, but there are also many natural remedies for coughing.

"Herbs such as fenugreek, ginger, garlic, licorice and echinacea support the immune system, increase white blood cell activity, are antibacterial and antiviral, reduce fever and congestion, reduce symptoms associated with a cold or flu, and provide antioxidants to help the lungs and lymphatic system rid the body of impurities," says Nghiem-Phu. "Cod liver oil is high in vitamins A and D, which help the mucus membranes to be less hyper-sensitive, and which also reduce inflammation."
Someone with a chronic cough can also benefit from eliminating certain mucus- and phlegm-producing foods from their diet, says Nghiem-Phu, such as dairy products, wheat and sugar.

Using natural cough remedies with drugs

Natural remedies can be effective ways to treat a cough, but only if used properly and at the correct potency, says Nghiem-Phu. And be careful about mixing natural treatments with over-the-counter or prescription drugs, as there could be dangerous interactions between the two.

"Your naturopathic doctor is trained to know these possible interactions and to cross-reference all of their natural recommendations against your prescriptive and over-the-counter medications," she says. So be sure to seek a professional opinion first.
Homemade natural remedies for coughing

A natural remedy to soothe your nagging cough could be as close as your kitchen cupboards or refrigerator. Nghiem-Phu recommends the following natural remedies made with items you may already have at home.

• Drinking a warm glass of water with lemon juice and Manuka honey added to it is a great way of increasing your intake of fluid and bioflavonoids. Manuka honey is also a natural antibiotic.

• Drinking herbal teas including fenugreek, rosehip, licorice root, echinacea, lemon with ginger and Manuka honey may help to ease congestion and also provides the body with vitamin C.

• Steam inhalations of eucalyptus oil in a bowl of hot water may temporarily alleviate the nasal congestion associated with the common cold. Lean over the bowl with a towel over your head and spend 10 minutes inhaling the vapours.

• Eating pineapple helps to break down mucus congestion as it contains an ingredient called bromelain, which is an anti-inflammatory.

• Keep hydrated by drinking at least two litres of fluid per day. Dehydration will slow down your recovery time and reduce the amount of metabolic wastes excreted via the kidneys.

• Include plenty of garlic, ginger, chili peppers and horseradish in your diet, as these ingredients will act as decongestants and open up the sinus cavities.

• A supplement of vitamin C powder added to water and gargled will help to provide antioxidants to the respiratory system and help reduce inflammation in the throat. Add some echinacea or olive leaf liquid for an even better throat gargle.

• Get plenty of rest and sleep so that your body recovers properly.
Natalie Bahadur is the senior editor of StyleatHome.com and a contributor to canadianliving.com