Friday, September 16, 2011

Articles on Bullying

This article is about a recent law concerning bullying. This law makes it so teachers have to handle bullying. This law also makes what is considered bullying too broad. An example is that a student told another student he had cooties. The child was reported for what he said. A psychotherapist named Israel Kalman talks about why holding teachers responsible for handling bullying is wrong. The reason having a teacher handle bullying is bad is because kids won’t bully others in front of a teacher.
     I agree with what Israel Kalman said. Kids won’t bully each other in front of a teacher. Also, it is hard to catch a bully actually bullying someone. A recent study shows that bullying incidents happens in around 37 seconds. I agree with what Israel Kalman. Israel said that implying a lot of laws on bullying is not effective. What would be more effective is what Israel mentioned. Israel talked about teaching children social skills to prevent bullying instead. It is better to teach someone to prevent something than to protect them from it.

This article is about cyber bullying. This is about a new law that was past. This law made schools intervene with cyber bullying. This law also requires schools to report bullies. But this law also has a problem to it. The law is very vague and broad. What has to be reported is not very specific. The problem is that the law might violate the First Amendment. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, which allows someone to say whatever they want to say. This law restricts what someone can say. 
     This law could be useful. It gives schools power to stop bullying. This law could put a stop to cyber bullying. Now, in a time where social networking sites, it is important that the Internet is safe. In the news, there have been reports of people committing suicide because of what someone said about them online. Know with this new law for schools, the Internet can be a safe place for students. This law can help make schools a better place. With these new policies, bullying could possibly be stopped.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Effective Ways to Stop Being Tired

Have you always wanted to get rid of fatigue? Are you always feeling sluggish even after a meal or after waking up? Tiredness may seem to be something that is very difficult to get rid of. You do not have to fret so much. If you know what is causing your tiredness, you can definitely get rid of it by getting rid of the cause! Listed below are some of the things that may be causing your tiredness and how you can deal with them.

The first reason is having too much caffeine in the body. Coffee is a very common drink around the world. People love it not only because of its good taste but also because of its stimulating effect to the body. Once you drink coffee, you can quickly feel that your energy has become higher. You can also notice that your alertness has also improved. Coffee is not a bad drink. However, if you drink too much, this may lead to fatigue. The thing about coffee is that when you start drinking it in high dosages, the effects wear off and you become more tolerant to caffeine. If you like coffee, try to drink it moderately. Gradually lessen the amount of coffee you drink everyday and go for healthier choices such as green tea.

The second reason is having too much sugar in the blood. Diabetes is a widely spread disease in the world today. It is usually characterized by being always tired and sleep. It is caused by having too high sugar level in the blood. When there is too much sugar in the blood, the cells become overloaded and as a result, sugar is not converted to energy. Rather, it is just stored in the body. Therefore, even if you eat your meals regularly, you still feel sluggish because the sugar is not being converted to energy. If you are not sure what is causing your tiredness, go to your doctor and request for a blood check. If you are already suffering from diabetes, you can have treatments like insulin therapy or you can just change your lifestyle to a healthier one by incorporating exercise and healthy foods in your diet.

The third reason is having too little water in the body. Dehydration is another cause of tiredness. You may be working out every day but your energy level is still slow. You may have a very healthy diet but you still do not feel like you are getting enough energy. The reason may be the lack of water in your body. When the body is dehydrated, the body processes become slower. This is because the blood becomes thick and it is more difficult for the blood cells to travel through the tiny blood vessels. The solution is simple. Drink plenty of water during the day. Start in the morning by drinking water right after getting out of the bed. Always hydrate yourself when you are working out as well. Drink water when you are eating your meal. You must at least consume 8 glasses of water in a day or more. Try maintaining a hydrated body and you will be surprised of the great results.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

3 Proven Ways To Reduce And Eliminate Excessive Sweating

Underarm sweating can be such an embarrassing issue to have. Often times we forgo doing certain things because we fear we may sweat profusely or have an unusual body odor stemming from our excessive sweating. In this article I'll discuss two things you can do immediately that will remedy your sweat and odor issues as well as provide one long term, more permanent solution. If you implement these today, you will find yourself much less concerned with your "problem" and find yourself enjoying the smaller things throughout your day.

Underarm Pads and Clothing: 
Trying to stop underarm sweating can take a little time, however, there are certain things you can do today to prevent sweat from ruining your day. Underarm pads are a great choice because they are very effective at absorbing wetness and odors, they conceal very well and they can also be some of the most economical options on the market. There are many vendors, so finding them shouldn't be a challenge. These include Kleinert's, Braza and Sweatex just to name a few.

As another alternative, you can also choose to buy sweat free undershirts. These are great and convenient because you can wear them under your button up work shirts or women can wear the smaller, more sleek camisoles. These are made of a special material that absorb moisture and eliminate any odors. There are several manufacturers of these sweat proof undershirts including Kleinert's, Advadri, Sweatshield and one of my favorites Silverback Apparel.

Medicated Deodorant: 
Having an effective deodorant is necessary to prevent and stop underarm sweating. If you sweat profusely, you don't want to use a non-medicated deodorant because they use fragrances to try to mask sweat odors. Often times they are masked with floral fragrances that people are allergic to, both superficially on your skin and internally through your nose.

Medicated deodorants attack this issue from a different angle. They stop the excessive sweating by reducing the quantity of bacteria found on the skin that causes the odor in the first place. The primary way medicated deodorants are able to do this is by altering the PH of your skin as bacteria need a certain PH to thrive. The only real drawback to deodorants is that they do nothing to actually stop underarm sweating permanently.

Antiperspirants contain other elements that prevent the sweating from occurring in the first place - usually aluminum and some other version of chloride. You can find non-prescription antiperspirants at any local drug store, grocery store or larger chain stores, however, prescription based antiperspirants are stronger and work more effectively. They are typically found as a solution or a gel, but not the sticks that we are accustomed to.

If you are searching for more permanent remedies for excessive sweating then you may want to investigate Iontophoresis machines. These are electronic battery powered devices that use electrical current to stop sweating in any area of the body. These devices work by sending out electrical currents directly to the sweat glands to disable their sweat production. It has an effective rate of 85% and you will need to apply 7-8 10-15 minute sessions for the first 6 months. After that, you will maintain the area by doing another session every 3-6 months as needed. These machines are extremely convenient as you can perform a session within just a few minutes and in the comfort of your own home. The downside, however, is that these machines can run a few hundred dollars in price.