Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What is acne?

What is acne? Certainly, most of us know what it is, simply because we have had to experience it at one time or another in our lives. But, in case a definition is needed, here is a short one. Acne is a dermatological term that includes clogged pores, pimples and lumps or cysts that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne occurs most commonly in teenagers, but is not limited to any age group, afflicting even adults in their forties. This disease has many varieties, and although none are life threatening, the more severe cases of acne can be disfiguring, leaving permanent scars on effected areas.

The physical changes in body tissue - or lesions - which acne causes are described in five ways: comedos, papule, pustule, nodule and cyst. Further, these terms denote range or severity with comedo (also known as blackheads and whiteheads) at one end and nodules or cysts at the other.

As stated above, acne is most common among teenagers, affecting teens between the ages 12 and 17. Usually, these mild cases are cleared up with over-the-counter treatments and the acne goes away by the early twenties. It also should be noted that although acne affects both girls and boys equally, there are some distinctions. Young men are more likely to have severe, long-term acne while women can have reoccurring or intermittent acne well into adulthood due to hormonal changes and cosmetics.

(Taken from  the Book of Understanding Acne: Causes, Cures & Myths)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ANDA ingin menang hadiah notebook Acer Aspire One?


Denaihati dengan slogan semangat Hidup Untuk Memberi menyediakan 2 buah notebook Acer Aspire One untuk dimenangi oleh blog yang layak.

Saya tahu contest ini dari stewardjohn.com

Apa yang perlu anda lakukan adalah:

1. Mendaftar untuk menjadi peserta dengan membuat entri bebas tentang contest dan tinggalkan komen penyertaan diruang komen, link penyertaan di CommentLuv dan jangan lupa masukkan ayat saya tahu contest Hidup Untuk Memberi dari blog: contoh saya tahu contest “Hidup Untuk Memberi” dari blog http://www.kadazanita.blogspot.com



Perhatian:

Hadiah Acer Aspire One pertama akan dihadiahkan kepada blog yang menjadi TOP LINK REFERRER sepanjang 2010 berdasarkan analisa Google Analytics manakala Hadiah Acer Aspire One kedua akan dihadiahkan kepada PENGOMEN TERBANYAK sepanjang 2010.

Bukan itu sahaja, BLOG yang rajin mempromosi contest  DEHAIHATI  juga akan dapat RM20 untuk setiap referral.
*Jangan pula lupa letakkan alamat blog ni sebagai referral anda ya.

Maklumat penting!

Tarikh Tutup Penyertaan : Akan diumumkan
Tarikh Tutup Contest : Pada jam 11.59 pm, 31/12/2010
Keputusan : Pemenang akan diumumkan 2 minggu selepas tarikh tamat contest.

Tak payah fikir panjang…jom join contest!  Jangan lepaskan peluang keemasan ni! Mari lawat blog denaihati sekarang juga.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Amazing Cucumber

This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, 
Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus,  Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of 
B Vitaminsand Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the
mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent  undetectable to humans but drive 
garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.
Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish 
essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover
and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate 
bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday
problems..

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BUILDING LASTING FRIENDSHIPS

Having a good friend and being a good friend can enrich our days and bring us lifelong satisfaction. Friendships however, do not just happen. Building lasting friendships takes time and effort. Many of us say, “I’d like to have more friends. I just don’t have the time”. Yet, we all have time for other things we really want to do. What makes someone a good friend? Here are some ways for building lasting friendships.


1. Note the little things
A good friend is someone who stands by us during difficult times. Simple little acts of caring keep friendships going: the birthday card, the greetings card to ask “How are you?” or to wish “Good luck in your examinations”. Such thoughtful acts help strengthen friendships.

2. Share our feelings
Many people do not like telling friends their deepest feelings. They are also afraid to express their fears and disappointments. They think that if their friends know their weaknesses, they will not be liked. But this is not true. Good friends will support us and accept us for what we are.

3. Do not keep score
Very often people start keeping score on the duties of friendship: who was the last one to write or phone? A French writer, Alexander Dumas says that the art of friendship is ‘forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.’ In other words, when we forget about what we may get in return compared with what we give, we will make more friends.

4. Let our friends be generous
It may be better to give than to receive. Just as we feel happy to help a friend, give him a chance to help us. Do not be too proud to accept a friend’s kindness or offer of help.

5. Laugh with our friends
A Doctor and Writer, Sir William Osler, called laughter “the music of life”. It is laughter that can brighten a friend’s day and bring good friends closer. Laughter  can also help release tension. One day, Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, the author of the book “Peace, Love and Healing” received a call from a friend who said, “I have nothing to live for. I just called to say goodbye because I’m going to commit suicide.” Siegel quickly answered, “If you do, I’ll never speak to you again.” The friend was shocked. Then, he started to laugh instead of shooting himself, he decided to go and see Siegel for a chat. Friends can demand a lot from us but it is worthwhile helping them. Robert Louis Stevenson was right when he said, “A friend is a present you give yourself.”




Wednesday, October 6, 2010

BUAH MANGGIS (RATU SEGALA BUAH)

Tahukah anda bahawa buah manggis adalah buah yang sangat berkhasiat?

Manggis atau nama saintifiknya Garcinia mangostana adalah tumbuhan tropika malar hijua yang dipercayai berasal dari Asia Tenggara. Pokoknya boleh mencapai sehingga 25 meter tinggi dan menghasilkan buah berwarna ungu pekat.

Buah Manggis sangat berkhasiat terutama di bahagian kulit dalam dan biji buah tersebut. Secara tradisi, kulit manggis digunakan untuk merawat penyakit seperti malaria, tibi, penyakit kulit, cirit-birit dan disentri. Selain itu, buah ini juga boleh digunakan untuk menghasilkan bahan komestik seperti syampu dan sabun.

Selain itu, khasiat xanthone iaitu bahan aktif dalam buah manggis dapat membantu pelbagai masalah seperti alergi, resdung, lelah, penyakit darah tinggi, kencing manis, lebihan kolestrol, kekurangan darah, ulser, gastrik, saluran usus yang bengkak dan dapat mencegah kanser/ tumor.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Kadazan Warrior

Have you ever heard about the great Kadazan Warrior? The Headhunter? Well, let me introduce you about Monsopiad, the famous Kadazan Warrior some 3 hundred years ago. 


Monsopiad is the son of  Dunggou (father) and Kizabon (mother) who was born and brought up in a village called Kuai. It was said that during his mother pregnant of him, the sacred bird Bugang made its nest on the rooftop of their house to lay its eggs. The months passed and when the time came for Monsopiad to be born, the Bugang bird eggs hatched too. Monsopiad's father looked upon this coincidence as a good omen and a sign that his son would have special powers. Thus, whenever the baby Monsopiad was given his bath, Dunggou will brought down the young birds to bathe with him. This practice was diligently observed until the birds were finally able to fly and leave the nest.


As the grandson of the Village Headman, Monsopiad received special training as a warrior. He turned out to be a natural fighter and handled every weapon with ease. Well-equipped, he vowed to hunt down and fight off the warriors that had terrorized his village for so long and  will bring back their head as trophies, he claimed and hang them on the roof of his house. Just as he promised, Monsopiad's journey to rid his village from the robbers was a huge success and upon coming home, he was given a hero's welcome.


Over the years, Monsopiad soon attained a reputation and there were no robbers or evil warriors who dared to challenge him. However, the urge to kill had gotten into Monsopiad's head and he simply could not stop himself from beheading more people. He started provoking other men into fighting him so that he would have an excuse to kill and behead them.


With his changed attitude, all the villagers and his friends became afraid of him. Left with no choice, the village got a group of brave warriors together and they plan to eliminate Monsopiad. Much as they respected Monsopiad for his heroic deeds, yet they had no choice for he had slowly turned into a threat.

One night as planned, the brave  worriors moved in for the kill as Monsopiad was resting in his house. As they attacked him, he fought back fiercely but realized that he had lost his special powers that were bestowed upon him by the Bugang bird. By abusing his gift, he was left powerless and become a common man. It was that very night that Monsopiad's life ended. 


However, the villagers still held him dearly in their hearts for he was, after all, the man who had vanquished their enemies. All in all, Monsopiad  collected 42 heads of powerful warriors, a feat that no other man could equal.


If you want to know more about this warrior, you can visit the Monsopiad Cultural Village which is situated at Kampung Kuai Kandazon, Penampang...the hometown of Monsopiad. This Cultural Village was set up in tribute and memory of Monsopiad, the great Kadazan Warrior and Headhunter...