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  1. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    by , 10-11-2017 at 05:10 AM
    • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

    • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

    • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

    • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18
  2. Dos and don’ts in the Year of the Rooster

    by , 01-27-2017 at 02:48 AM
    Marites Allen, the first and only Filipino woman to date with the title of “Master in Feng Shui” from the International Feng Shui Association, has tips to welcome the Fire Rooster in one’s home. Chinese New Year is on Jan. 28.


    • Clean and de-clutter your home before Saturday.
      This cleansing ritual removes all stale and negative energies and indicates a fresh start accompanied by good luck and prosperity. It is important to do this before the Chinese New
  3. The Science and Brain when IN LOVE

    by , 07-22-2016 at 06:34 AM
    You make my Dopamine,
    Serotonin, Endorphin and
    Oxytocin levels go silly.


    Getting struck by Cupid's arrow may very well take your breath away and make your heart go pitter-patter. Psychologists have shown it takes between 90 seconds and 4 minutes to decide if you like someone. Falling in love causes our body to release a flood of feel-good chemicals that trigger specific physical reactions. This internal elixir of love is responsible ...

    Updated 07-22-2016 at 06:40 AM by gracie7

    Health , Love , Science and Technology , Gracie's thoughts , General Knowledge
  4. 11:11 - Make a wish!

    by , 07-16-2016 at 11:11 PM
    11:11 make a wish! I’m sure you remember this saying, and maybe you still say it today. It is the only time of the day (using the 12 hour clock) that all the numbers on the clock are the same. Where does this saying come from? Should you even bother to make a wish? What makes this time so important and what is the significance of 11:11?

    Why are so many of us seeing this right now. Is it a biological thing where our bodies get in the habit of looking at a clock during this time? If ...

    Updated 07-27-2016 at 01:23 AM by gracie7

    Love , Events , Gracie's thoughts , General Knowledge
  5. Russia aims to develop 'teleportation' in 20 years

    by , 06-23-2016 at 07:32 AM
    It’s a question that physicists, philosophers, and science fiction writers have pondered for decades: how to travel from one place to another without travelling through the space in between.

    Now a Kremlin-backed research program is seeking to make the teleportation technology behind Captain Kirk’s transporter a reality.

    A proposed multi-trillion pound strategic development program drawn up for Vladimir Putin would seek to develop teleportation by 2035.
  6. Philippine nursing is dying!

    by , 06-17-2016 at 12:20 PM
    By Carl E. Balita, EdD, DrHum, RN, RM, RPT, MAN

    While the global demand for Filipino nurses is high and that the Filipino nurses are regarded as the best in the world, the nursing profession in the Philippines is dying. And the nurses are in critical situation.

    There is no doubt that the world needs nurses, and there is a global preference for the Filipino nurses. It is an undeniable fact that the majority of foreign nurses in developed ...
  7. 'Nightmare Bacteria' Superbug Found for First Time in U.S

    by , 05-27-2016 at 02:48 PM
    A drug-resistant "superbug" that doctors have been dreading has shown up in the U.S. for the first time, researchers reported Thursday.

    The bacteria has genetic changes that make it resistant to a last-ditch antibiotic called colistin and while it had been seen in Europe and China, no one in the U.S. had been seen with it before.

    It doesn't spell doom just yet.

    The mutant E. coli germ was found in a Pennsylvania woman with symptoms of a urinary ...
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