headbands during headaches

Now.. I am quite a fan of Korean dramas & always have a good laugh on their dramatics – like when the mother is ‘upset’ with their child which resulted in her getting sick. These sick “older’ mothers always without fail wear this ‘white headband’ over their heads. And I wonder why?

So.. I just did some quick check on google (can’t imagine researching life without it).

And here’s on interesting article on natural remedies for migraine (link here). Excerpt from the article below:

Wear a headband: In Korea, people tie a cloth snugly around their heads, just above the eyebrows. This remedy has been somewhat validated by Western science: according to one study, wearing a snug elastic headband helped about a quarter of the participants obtain relief of 50 percent or more, possibly because the headband restricts blood flow and prevents the dilation of blood vessels.

How’s that ?! I guess one shouldn’t ‘discount’ some traditional methods that your aged parents shared isn’t it ?


don’t follow your passion

Found yet another article that on that elusive passion that people seems to harp about for the past 15 years. I guess we have to thank Steve Jobs for that with his ‘stay hungry / stay foolish’ quote. Maybe people just didn’t get the context his quote. Sometimes short quotes are dangerous especially if you are a famous & successful person, because normal average people don’t get it unless they know your life story of hard-work.

Anyway.. here’s the article if you are interested to read it > The secrets of Career Contentment , if you need more reassurances, here are another 2 more articles that i have previously posted / shared > “Do what you love” & 20 year olds don’t get.

For me , the key take away is just the plain old PERSISTENCE & HARD WORK. Full stop. Like what all our ancestors & forefathers have done.

We will only be good at we do when we do not see the difficult work as difficult but something that we got to experience to gain that yet another important lesson for our trade.



christmas is

hope, peace, love & joy..  (as advertised almost everywhere...)

and it is nice to see that really .. the majority of the people are really not what the media seems to portraying nowadays.  I guess there is hope for human kind after all – given there will always be 1 or 2 crazy people spreading negativity & hate around – but really the human kind do want peace, joy & understand that love do make wonders.

Love what the general public do to this man that tries to spread hate

how about monday?

Some interesting facts from the www…

More American workers (18%) call sick on Friday than any other day of the week. Tuesday has the lowest percent of absenteeism (11%).

Interestingly the results of the Americans with the lowest absenteeism on Tuesday is the same as what we are facing currently.  Though I think in the part of the world where I am working, Monday will definitely be the highest absenteeism but would really love to see some real study conducted on this.

Good Skin with sweat?

Sweat contains a natural antibiotic that controls the bacteria living on your skin.

Birgit Schittek and her team at Eberhard-Karls-University at Tubingen in Germany discovered that human sweat has an antibiotic that they called Dermcidin. It controls the nastier bugs – for example, it kills the bacteria E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, and the yeast Candida albicans

Dermcidin is an unusual protein/antibiotic. Dermcidin, which has 47 amino acids in it, has a broad spectrum of activity against many different bacteria. It’s made only in the sweat glands.

People with repeated skin infections could need antibacterial boosters on their skin. Maybe they could be sold in a cream.The big difference between Dermcidin and the other antibacterial skin chemicals is that it’s produced whenever you sweat – not when you’ve got inflammation.

Now rock singers generally lead fairly unhealthy lifestyles with very odd hours. But they usually have very good skin. They sweat a lot. Maybe Dermcidin is the secret of their solid gold complexion. And maybe people who sweat a lot could get a little extra income by squeezing the Dermcidin from their sweaty t-shirts …

 Excerpt from http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/moments/s897286.htm