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Sleeping in the most comfortable mattress can help you enjoy a quality sleep. But because of the hundreds of new innovations and styles for mattresses at present, it is greatly possible that you will end up picking the wrong choice and endure falling or sleeping into a lumpy and uncomfortable bed if you do not make a careful selection. This means that aside from selecting a good mattress store Maryland, it is also advisable for you to familiarize yourself about the different types of mattresses that are now available in the market and study their individual qualities. This will allow you to purchase a bed which allows you to relax and sleep in comfort. The following are some of the best tips that will surely help you when shopping for the best mattress:

1. Research before starting to shop. The best source of information for this product is the internet because there are numerous websites that can provide you with useful information about the different types of mattresses. Researching before you start to visit stores in Maryland is a huge help in getting an idea about the available options in the market and gathering information about the best buying tips that will ultimately guide you all throughout the selection process. Acquiring enough information about the different mattresses that are now available in the market can also help you choose one which perfectly suit your sleeping requirements.

2. Consult your doctor. You have to consult your doctor about the type of mattress that he/she would recommend for you if you are suffering from a health problem. Note, however, that doctors and physical therapists are not sleep experts. But their strong knowledge about your medical symptoms and conditions is extremely useful in your attempt to get highly reliable advices on what you should choose.

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3. Avoid buying a firm or hard mattress. When visiting a mattress store Maryland, you should think a hundred times before purchasing a firm or hard mattress since this is not always good for your back. It should be noted that a firm feel and a firm support are different from each other. If you wish to own a mattress with a firm support and a more comfortable feel which can be defined based on your personal preferences, then it is best for you to pick one which is categorized as medium firm.

4. Consider buying adjustable beds. These are great choices especially if you find more comfort if you just sit in a recliner instead of lying down. An adjustable mattress is also a good choice because it lets you slightly elevate your knees and head to obtain relief from lower back pressure and pain.

5. Find out if a money-back guarantee is offered. You should consider looking for a mattress store Maryland which offers a money-back guarantee to its buyers. This will allow you to get your chosen mattress, use it and return it to the store within the money-back guarantee period if you are not satisfied with it. Just make sure that you understand the terms in this guarantee to avoid problems after deciding to return the item.

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27
Apr

Volunteers endure bed-rest study

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005  Volunteers began a 60 day bed-rest marathon on March 19 to study simulated weightlessness effects on women astronauts. The study, Women International Space Simulation for Exploration(WISE), is conducted at the MEDES Space Clinic in Toulouse, France.

The 12 women, selected from 1600 applicants hailing from France,Great Britain, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic began the study after a 20 day screening for baseline comparison data as the study progressed.

The women will conduct all activities from eating, bathing, and reading while lying in hospital beds tilted headfirst at a six degree angle. This particular position, called head-down tilt bed rest was determined from previous studies to remove the vertical load of gravity on the body, inducing changes similar to what astronauts in a genuine weightless environment experience [1].

Long term exposure to weightlessness creates a number of physiological and psychological problems in astronauts such as:

A total of 24 women will participate in the study. A second group of 12 will join in September.

Three groups of eight women each will be studied over the course of the two campaigns of bed rest. One group will serve as a control, receiving no specific treatments, the second will exercise, while the third will receive nutritional supplements.

The study is designed to fill in gaps of knowledge on the differences between men and women during extended weightlessness. It also aims to develop countermeasures for reducing the debilitating effects of long spaceflights.

Participating agencies in the study include the European Space Agency, NASA, the French Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

27
Apr

30 brightly coloured mummies discovered in Egyptian necropolis

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Monday, April 13, 2009 

Archaeologists have found approximately 30 beautifully preserved mummies in a 4,000 year old Egyptian necropolis which held 53 tombs.

Supervisor of Antiquities for Middle Egypt Dr. Abdel-Rahman El-Ayedi’s team established his archaeological site in the Faiyum Oasis near the El-Lahun Egyptian pyramid which is just south of Cairo.

Besides the mummies, the team found masks, amulets, clay pots and an offering table located in a funerary chapel. The chapel dates back to about 30 BC to 337 AD.

The amazing preservation of the linen wrapped mummies revealed bright decorations and writings in bright turquoise, terracotta and gold colours which had not faded over time.

“The mission found dozens of mummies in 53 rock-hewn tombs dating to the Middle Kingdom,” said Zahi Hawass. “Four of the mummies date back to the 22nd Dynasty (931 to 725 BC) and are considered some of the most beautiful mummies found.”

27
Apr

Volunteers endure bed-rest study

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005  Volunteers began a 60 day bed-rest marathon on March 19 to study simulated weightlessness effects on women astronauts. The study, Women International Space Simulation for Exploration(WISE), is conducted at the MEDES Space Clinic in Toulouse, France.

The 12 women, selected from 1600 applicants hailing from France,Great Britain, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic began the study after a 20 day screening for baseline comparison data as the study progressed.

The women will conduct all activities from eating, bathing, and reading while lying in hospital beds tilted headfirst at a six degree angle. This particular position, called head-down tilt bed rest was determined from previous studies to remove the vertical load of gravity on the body, inducing changes similar to what astronauts in a genuine weightless environment experience [1].

Long term exposure to weightlessness creates a number of physiological and psychological problems in astronauts such as:

A total of 24 women will participate in the study. A second group of 12 will join in September.

Three groups of eight women each will be studied over the course of the two campaigns of bed rest. One group will serve as a control, receiving no specific treatments, the second will exercise, while the third will receive nutritional supplements.

The study is designed to fill in gaps of knowledge on the differences between men and women during extended weightlessness. It also aims to develop countermeasures for reducing the debilitating effects of long spaceflights.

Participating agencies in the study include the European Space Agency, NASA, the French Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

PR And Depression: Can the Stress of Working in Public Relations Cause Depression?

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Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR

The Dark Side of the Profession

Though it is dipped in glamour, it wouldn t be wrong to say that a job in Public Relations comes with a dark flip side of a lot of stress. And it doesn t take long for the excessive stress to take its toll on a publicists mind and body. Stress is the number-one reason why publicists and other PR professionals start suffering physical and mental ailments. Common among these is depression. There is virtually no way for a publicist to avoid stress as it is part and parcel of the job. Projects move fast, and publicists must move faster. Clients somersault and publicists have to be there to pull the rip cord or scoot the crash mat underneath them. A true publicist has office hours, but they don t have regular working hours. They have to respond whenever a client calls them up and that too at a moment s notice. An email that goes unanswered for 8 hours could mean the snowball of a terrible article, or a client that loses it because something was now now now. Publicists are trained that if a media contact responds to you, drop all! Drop that dinner, drop that child, drop your peace of mind and capture that lead. Because media leads are what it s all about and a media contact will email the next source if you don t answer within a short period of time.

Stress Can Be Fatal

Most of the time PR professionals spend working is either talking on the phone or using a computer. Thus, it appears as though the physical stress is minimal. However, having to work long hours day after day requires them to be in perfect health otherwise they won t be able to cope with it. Unfortunately, only a few of them actually pay attention to their personal life and take regular breaks from work. Those trying to establish themselves in the industry are willing to work 24/7, which can ultimately prove to be their undoing. Publicists that are already on top know that in order to stay on top they must compete at a high level. For such a fun profession there is no doubt that it is hard work from start to finish.

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Often one reads about a publicist suffering a heart attack or a stroke at the peak of their career and at a young age of say 40 or 45. The glamour and money will keep attracting people to jobs in Public Relations. But you can only enjoy the perks of the job if you truly know how to deal with the stress. Put it in a bubble and blow it away at the end of the day!

How to Beat Stress and Avoid Depression

Since avoiding stress is not a possibility when you are working in PR. Yet, there are some ways you can ward off stress. Let s look at a few of them.

Once you leave your office, it should mean the end of your work day. You shouldn t check your email or calls constantly to see if any client wants to get in touch with you or wants you to do something. This can be hard to go, what with on-the-go connectivity but you have to unplug if you want to de-stress. Instead set a time in the evening say 9:00pm and allow yourself one peek at the email, and give yourself a time limit of 15-20 minutes. If something is pressing reply to it in that time limit and then leave it until tomorrow. This way you don t miss out on pertinent leads and can seem available in case of crisis. If the crisis needs an immediate phone call respond and say you are unavailable but can take this up first thing in the morning in office.

Stop giving in to every whim and fancy your clients mention. Publicists have this strange habit of agreeing to all their clients demands, particularly if the client is an important one. Over time, the client starts feeling as though you are his/her pet poodle and will be there to do tricks for him/her whenever you are called. Clients will expect what you give at all times. Replying to them at off hours, and giving in to every idea that they think is amazing just to coddle them will set you up for future failure. They will constantly expect what you allow, including working extra hours to keep them satisfied. Manage their expectations.

Regular pampering is very important. Whether you are a guy or gal in PR , regular pampering and be a stress buster and a great way to alleviate stress. Hop on Groupon and find a deal for a 30 minute massage or a manicure and pedicure and use it. Weekly massages will get your blood flowing. After a particularly stressful day try lighting a lavender candle and escaping in a bubble bath or an extra-long warm shower. Also don t forget to stock up on a full 8 hours of sleep each day. Your mind will be ready to go and you will work smarter and not harder in office.

Sometimes, it is a good idea to get away from work. Take a short break or go on a vacation from time to time. I know, this is simply unheard of in the PR industry. Im not talking about a working vacation either where you hop a flight to Miami and then decide to have lunch with a client, editor or contact while you are in there. Since you are going to make good enough money to afford a vacation, why not exercise that option? It doesn t have to be a long break, as long as you stay away from work for a few days. 3-4 days by the ocean is enough time to distress. You will come back refreshed and recharged, ready to meet the demands of your job. A clear and relaxed mind is one that can solve any PR problem.

The answer is yes. The stress of working in Public Relations can cause depression. It will never be a career where you have the luxury of implementing The Four Hour Workweek. However you can effectively manage the stress build up and the way you, as a communication expert, communicate with your clients and contacts.

To learn a bit more about launching your very own Public Relations campaign with Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR, tips and tricks visit http://www.beautifulplanning.com.

Author: Monique Tatum, CEO of Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR. Email at mtatum@beautifulplanning.com or call 877.841.7244

Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR is a full service PR Firm with offices in NYC, L.A. and Miami. Our experienced publicists specialize in Celebrity & Entertainment PR, Sports PR, Fashion PR, Event PR, Consumer Product PR and Expert Branding PR Services. We have truly developed a name within the Public Relations and SEO industries for perfection, professionalism and excellence in helping to grow names, brands and businesses around the country as well as on an international level.

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Monday, September 12, 2005 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being criticized for misallocation of personnel in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. FEMA representatives said they requested volunteers from fire departments around the U.S., to handle its community relations campaign. However, a document FEMA sent to local fire departments asked for firefighters with very specific skills and who were capable of working in “austere conditions”. Fire departments around the nation responded by sending crews to the FEMA staging ground in Atlanta. Some of these crews were unaware that they were only going to be used for public relations work. Others, however, merely hoped that FEMA would allocate them to rescue and damage control operations once it saw their qualifications.

The firefighter’s objections are particularly poignant as one of FEMA public relations training seminars coincided with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin plea for firefighters on national television, to relieve his own exhausted crews. It is unclear if FEMA’s request for firefighters prevented any municipalities from responding to Mayor Nagin’s request.

Some firefighters have objected to their use as FEMA public relations officers because their municipalities must bear the cost of their salaries, as well as endure reduced firefighting capacity. FEMA has stated that it sought to use firefighters to avoid background checks required of federal employees.

Firefighters began receiving their assignments Monday, September 5th. Among these was a crew of 50 assigned to tour the devastated areas with President Bush and the press.

22
Apr

European Parliament rejects computer-implemented inventions directive

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The European Parliament has rejected the directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions (software patent directive) sustained by lobbies of large software publicists such as the corporations Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia and Alcatel, grouped under the title of the European Information & Communications Technology Industry Association (EICTA, [1]). The directive involved the granting of software patents.

648 MEPs out of 680 rejected the text, 18 voted for and 14 abstained.

A rejection vote became the expected outcome when the European People’s Party, initially in favour of the directive, decided to reject it.

The European Greens, Socialist Group and European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party also voted for rejection of the directive for heterogeneous reason. Michel Rocard, author of a number of amendments to the original directive, said that the majority of the modifications were unlikely to be supported by the Commission and Council, with whom the Parliament would have had to enter a Conciliation procedure if it had voted for maintaining the directive in moditifed form. “Better have no text at all than a bad one”, he added.

Before the vote, Rocard pointed at the irritation of the Parliament towards the Commission: “There is collective anger throughout the Parliament because of the way the directive was handled by the Commission and the Council”.

During the debate on Tuesday, Commissioner Joaquín Almunia told MEPs: “Should you decide to reject the common position, the Commission will not submit a new proposal.”.

The rejection was welcomed by small and medium software companies, as well as by Free Software supporters. The Directive had been subject to an intense campaigning, within the Parliament, in the news media and on the Internet. The supporters of the Council position appear to have spent several ten millions, hiring prestigious PR agencies with at least 30-40 lobbyists who roamed the halls of the Parliament every day for 3 months, and many full-page advertisements in EU newspapers such as European Voice, EU Reporter etc. The opponents of software patentability (that is supporters of the position taken by the European Parliament in its 1st reading of 24 September 2003), coordinated under the roof of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), also had several lobbyists stationed in Brussels, conducted several conferences and demonstrations and published some newspaper advertisements, with a total budget of nearly 100,000 eur apart from countless unpaid working hours of a dedicated supporter base, consisting mainly of programmers and software entrepreneurs.

Monday, September 12, 2005 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being criticized for misallocation of personnel in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. FEMA representatives said they requested volunteers from fire departments around the U.S., to handle its community relations campaign. However, a document FEMA sent to local fire departments asked for firefighters with very specific skills and who were capable of working in “austere conditions”. Fire departments around the nation responded by sending crews to the FEMA staging ground in Atlanta. Some of these crews were unaware that they were only going to be used for public relations work. Others, however, merely hoped that FEMA would allocate them to rescue and damage control operations once it saw their qualifications.

The firefighter’s objections are particularly poignant as one of FEMA public relations training seminars coincided with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin plea for firefighters on national television, to relieve his own exhausted crews. It is unclear if FEMA’s request for firefighters prevented any municipalities from responding to Mayor Nagin’s request.

Some firefighters have objected to their use as FEMA public relations officers because their municipalities must bear the cost of their salaries, as well as endure reduced firefighting capacity. FEMA has stated that it sought to use firefighters to avoid background checks required of federal employees.

Firefighters began receiving their assignments Monday, September 5th. Among these was a crew of 50 assigned to tour the devastated areas with President Bush and the press.

Overcoming Panic Attacks Using Three Minute Therapy

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Bradley Smith

Panic and anxiety attacks affect around 5% of the population at some point in their life – usually young people up to the age of 35. Standard medical treatment includes a variety of medication to help ease the affects of the attacks and help gain control at an emotional level.

However if you are not into medication or natural remedies to treat panic attacks, then you may want to try the Three Minute Therapy: a cognitive approach to dealing with panic attacks.

This may be the most logical method of overcoming panic attacks compared to seeing a psychologist or physician. This therapy assists the mental processes that a person goes through when experiencing a panic attack. There are two stages to this: first, identifying the “must do” activities that are driving the panic attack, and secondly disputing these “must do” activities until you overcome the pressure.

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Anxiety prone people are more prone to dwell and magnify things that they “must do”. For instance, a mother of small children might think that she “must know” exactly why she feels panicky. She tells herself that she “must” never lose control. She “must” not do something to look stupid. She tells herself that she “must” have a guarantee that she’s not going to make herself panic.

These “must do” activities become an unrealistic obsession, and this develops into feelings of fright, panic, becoming hysterical and ultimately depression. People with these feelings of panic might also want to avoid uncomfortable situations so as to avoid further loss of control.

Using Three Minute Therapy, the panic attack sufferer needs to identify the “must do” activities in their life. Though it is “nice” to avoid discomfort or unwanted situations, it is not entirely a “must have” situation. Being uncomfortable is a perfectly normal human feeling, every once in a while. So you will need to realise that this is part of everyday existence and get on with life.

The second step in Three Minute Therapy is to convince yourself that these “must do” activities are not really that important after all. This will be a real mental battle for some people, as it goes directly against the grain of their thinking. As a sufferer you will need to be persistent and confront these thoughts when they arrive and dispute these “must do” activities until you feel it is natural to let go with the situation.

One method of overcoming panic attacks is to practise doing things that you would otherwise be afraid of doing. This stretches your boundaries and you will be able to demonstrate that discomfort isn’t life threatening, and will tend to diminish in its ability to cause panic the more you face it.

By using Three Minute Therapy you may be able to overcome panic and anxiety attacks without the use of drugs or medication.

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13
Apr

Category:Psychology and psychiatry

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