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Are you ignoring this?

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

(Spanish Proverb)

Too busy attending each and every own yet forgetting the most important thing.

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Don’t Worry…Be Happy…

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” 

        – Jim Rohn

You don’t design happiness. It comes like a blowing wind. Be content in what you have and you’ll find happiness in every corner. 

 
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The Tongue for Tasting

Do you like ice cream? Do you prefer orange to apple? How about hamburgers and French fries? We like to eat some of these things because of their taste. Our tongue helps us to taste food. 

The tongue is the organ of taste. Do you examined your tongue. Do you know how it looks? Do you know their parts?

The top part of the tongue is smooth. It has bumps called papillae. Inside the papillae are taste buds. The taste buds contain receptor cells. They send signal information about taste to the brain. The bottom part of the tongue has no papillae. It is purple in color because of the blood vessels in it. 

When you take in food, the taste buds stimulate the nerves that send signals to the brain. Then the brain interprets the taste of the food you taste. It may be sour, sweet, bitter, or salty. These are the four basic taste sensations.  The drawing shows where each particular taste is detected.

Sweet taste can be tasted at the tip of the tongue. Salty tastes are tasted at the sides near the tip. At the sides near the back is sour taste. Bitter taste can be tasted at the back side of the tongue. 

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

The Nose for Smelling

The nose is the organ for smelling. As you breathe in air through your nose, you can smell the odor that the air carries. What are the main parts of the nose?

The nose has different parts that work together. Touch the bridge, of your nose. What do you feel? What you feel is the bone of your nose. Just above the bridge is the sinus. It moistens and warms the air that enters the nose. The nostrils  contain hairs called  cillia that traps the dust, and sticky liquid called mucus. Air that enters passes through the nasal cavity. In the upper part of the nasal are the olfactory nerves. They send message to the brain. The brain interprets the odor of the objects you smell.

When you have colds, the passage in your nose may be blocked. When this happens, you lose your sense of smell. The senses of smell and taste are related. So when you have colds and you eat. You may not be able to taste the food very well.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Yeah true, but I mind….

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.” 

– Moliere 

If it is below the belt, I do mind. Scrubbing insult to my wound.

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

The Ears for Hearing

Sounds around you are heard with your ears. Without your ears, you would live in a silent world.

PARTS OF THE EAR

You hear sounds. Sound travels to your ears through the air. The ear is made up of the outer ear, middle ear, and the inner ear. The outer ear is made up of the auricle, the ear canal and the eardrum. The eardrum separates the outer ear from the middle ear. The outer ear collects the sound waves from the air.

On the other side of the eardrum is the middle ear. It vibrates as sound waves reach it. It consists of three tiny bones called hammer, anvil and stirrup.

The vibration of the three little bones causes the liquid inside the small tubes in the inner ear to vibrate, too.

The small coiled tube is the cochlea. It is filled with liquid that makes sound bigger. When the liquid in the cochlea vibrates, the nerve impulses pick up the vibrations. These vibrations are carried to the brain by the auditory nerve. Then you can tell what sound you heard.

The inner ear has a very delicate part. It looks like a coiled spring. These are called semi-circular canals found above the cochlea.

The picture below shows the semi-circular canals.

These canals have nothing to do with hearing. Their job is to keep your balance. To protect your balance, you should not allow others to hit your ear. When your semi-circular canal is hurt, your sense of balance is destroyed. They you cannot hold your head erect. You cannot walk straight too.

till next time.

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Throwing Tantrums?

There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring; IMPATIENCE and LAZINESS

Sometimes reality calls.
 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Uncategorized