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Don’t Let Self-Pity Poison Your Life — Here is how..

Don’t Let Self-Pity Poison Your Life — Here Is How..

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  • Posted On : 16-Sep-2019
Unwanted changes, unexpected challenges, loss, disappointments, abuse or other forms of adversity often bring with them hurt or harm. Feelings of self-pity are quite normal and understandable. It is natural to feel sorry for yourself when you are having a hard time. But if self-pity takes over and you don’t reign it in, it is a very problematic emotion. The Problem with Self-Pity Self-pity reinforces the sense of being a victim bringing with it hopelessness and inaction. Your options seem very limited. You are preoccupied with the past and see it as defining your future in a very negative and restrictive way. Your perception narrows to seeing only loss, damage and problems. You believe yourself to be helpless, defeated and vulnerable. Self-pity may keep you rather passive, hoping to be rescued, by someone, somehow. The Power of Self-Compassion Self-compassion also acknowledges the difficulty you find yourself in. But it is not about feeling sorry for yourself, blaming others or dwelling on misery. Appreciating the realities of your situation, self-compassion is a nurturing attitude towards yourself. It involves treating yourself with the same kindness, caring and empathy you would have for a very dear friend: gentle and understanding with yourself when you are having a difficult time, feel inadequate or have failed. Instead of allowing your inner critic to take over or getting stuck in victim-hood, you look at yourself in a compassionate way and extend comfort and care towards yourself. When it seems you are the only one who is inadequate or suffering, remember that being human brings with it vulnerability and imperfection. Whatever your experience, keep a balanced perspective rather than ignoring your pain or exaggerating it.

MENTAL HEALTH

Cockroaches and health - Cockroaches are immune to all pesticides as of now.

Cockroaches And Health - Cockroaches Are Immune To All Pesticides As Of Now.

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  • Posted On : 27-Aug-2019
Cockroaches live in close association with people. They are tropical in origin but in the temperate zones most species live in parts of houses and other buildings where warmth, moisture and food are adequate. Cockroaches usually live in groups. They are mostly active at night; in the daytime they hide in cracks and crevices in walls, door frames and furniture, and in secure places in bathrooms, cupboards, steam tunnels, animal houses, basements, televisions, radios and other electric devices, drains and sewer systems. They are pests because of their filthy habits and bad smell. Some people may become allergic to cockroaches after frequent exposure. Cockroaches can sometimes play a role as carriers of intestinal diseases, such as diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid fever and cholera. They also breed rapidly in suitable environments, with a female German cockroach having 50 offspring every three months. The key to control is cleanliness, which may be difficult in houses where there are children and domestic animals. The control is difficult in apartments/townhouse where cockroaches may have easy access from adjacent quarters. Re infestation occurs from outdoors in warm areas, or along heating ducts and water pipes in apartments, or from groceries or luggage brought from cockroach infested areas https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44296-y?_ga=2.69541584.1790431817.1562160921-1959962760.1562160921

PERSONAL HEALTH

Air pollutants and progression of emphysema in a large, community-base multi-ethnic cohort(homes of study participants)

Air Pollutants And Progression Of Emphysema In A Large, Community-base Multi-ethnic Cohort(homes Of Study Participants)

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  • Posted On : 19-Aug-2019
Emphysema was measured from CT scans that identify holes in the small air sacs of the participants' lungs, and lung function tests, which measure the speed and amount of air breathed in and out. "Rates of chronic lung disease in this country are going up and increasingly it is recognized that this disease occurs in nonsmokers," said Kaufman, also a professor of internal medicine and a physician at UW School of Medicine. "We really need to understand what's causing chronic lung disease, and it appears that air pollution exposures that are common and hard to avoid might be a major contributor." "This study adds to growing evidence of a link between air pollution and emphysema. A better understanding of the impact of pollutants on the lung could lead to more effective ways of preventing and treating this devastating disease," The authors developed novel and accurate exposure assessment methods for air pollution levels at the homes of study participants, collecting detailed measurement of exposures over years in these metropolitan regions, and measurements at the homes of many of the participants. This work in the MESA Air study was led at the University of Washington. While most of the airborne pollutants are in decline because of successful efforts to reduce them, ozone has been increasing, the study found. Ground-level ozone is mostly produced when ultraviolet light reacts with pollutants from fossil fuels. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190813180833.htm https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/slideshows/the-10-us-cities-with-the-most-ozone-pollution?onepage

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