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Time Management / Re: Blocks of study time and breaks
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:16:48 PM »
# Dedicated study spaces

Determine a place free from distraction (no cell phone or text messaging!) where you can maximize your concentration and be free of the distractions that friends or hobbies can bring! You should also have a back-up space that you can escape to, like the library, departmental study center, even a coffee shop where you can be anonymous. A change of venue may also bring extra resources.

What is the best study space you can think of? What is another?

You need to know / Re: Stop Bleeding
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:38:19 PM »
Informative post. I never heard of applying hot water to stop bleeding. Really it is life saving information.

Time Management / Blocks of study time and breaks
« on: September 18, 2012, 03:27:27 PM »
As your semester begins and your course schedule is set, develop and plan for, blocks of study time in a typical week. Blocks ideally are around 50 minutes, but perhaps you become restless after only 30 minutes? Some difficult material may require more frequent breaks. Shorten your study blocks if necessary-but don't forget to return to the task at hand! What you do during your break should give you an opportunity to have a snack, relax, or otherwise refresh or re-energize yourself.

For example, place blocks of time when you are most productive: are you a morning person or a night owl?

Jot down one best time block you can study. How long is it? What makes for a good break for you? Can you control the activity and return to your studies?

Our Parents / Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« on: September 18, 2012, 03:09:27 PM »
Pencil: I'm sorry

Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.

Pencil: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad. All my life, I've been the pencil. And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I'm left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.

« on: September 18, 2012, 02:19:28 PM »
"Rabbighfir lii wa liwaalidayya wa lilmu"miniina yauma yaquumul'hisaab, Rabbirhamhumaa kamaa rabbayaanii shaghiiraa."

O Lord, forgive me, my parents and Muslims in the Hereafter. O Lord, show mercy on them as they have nourished me when I was young.

Public Health / Long-term complications of standing
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:07:25 PM »
The long-term complications of standing are the conditions that may arise after prolonged time in standing position. To maintain health while standing, one should maintain Neutral Spine.



In contrast to proper posture or "Neutral Spine," "slouching" refers to improper posture or "non-neutral spine."

While a shift of weight from one foot to another to alleviate the strain of long-term standing poses no harm, a slouching posture is able to optimally distribute weight across the body framework. Since it is a posture of unconstant, static strain on the muscles involved it causes increased alertness. Secondarily, it can also cause varicose veins.

2.Varicose veins

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted.

Just as with orthostatic hypotension, gravity pulls the blood downwards to the lower part of the body. Body mechanisms, such as vasoconstriction and valves of the veins, on the other hand, assist in forcing blood upwards. However, the valves of the veins work best in concert with accompanying muscle contractions. Standing with some muscles constantly strained, on the other hand, such as in slouching, creates no support for the system carrying blood upwards. As a result, the veins in the legs might become distended, making the valves unable to close properly, causing further distension and thus varicose veins.

3.Joint compression

Standing results in a state where there is pressure on e.g. the synovial joints, e.g. the knee, but without any significant movement of it. Therefore, the bones squeeze the synovial fluid to the sides, in contrast to the case in dynamic pressure, which permits the fluid to circulate. Thus, long-term standing reduces the normal lubrication and cushioning of synovial joints, causing tearing of them.

4.Postural muscle fatigue

The muscles need rest between periods of strain. Constant standing never gives them this opportunity. Eventually they’ll become exhausted, which can be felt as pain.

Risk factors

Pregnancy is a risk factor, both for the mother and the child. Walking or standing more than six hours per day has been linked with pre-term births, low birth weights as well as high blood pressure for the mother.

Further complications

Suffering people may be less alert in their tasks, resulting, e.g., in incidents at work.


A well-designed and ergonomic workplace helps, such as by allowing workers to sit when necessary.


Guidance for Job Market / Re: Prepare for a mock interview
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:28:27 PM »
Practice is a critical part of the interview preparation process. While practicing with an experienced hiring manager or an HR professional may be very useful, not all job seekers have access to this resource. Involving friends and family members in conducting mock interviews can be an excellent alternative.

1. Why Mock Interviews are Important

Practicing mock interviews allows a job seeker to become more accustomed to the interviewing environment, and can effectively reduce anxiety over the entire process. By preparing in advance of the interview, candidates can develop a stronger sense of self confidence. Mock interviews can additionally uncover problems, mistakes or mishaps for the job seeker long before the actual interview occurs. In this way, the candidate is able to work to correct these issues during the practice period, and therefore elevate his or her performance during the actual interview.

 2.  How to Prepare for Practicing a Mock Interview with a Job Seeker

In preparing for your role as mock interviewer, you'll have a bit of homework to do. You'll want to do some of the same things that a hiring manager would in preparing to meet with a job seeker. You'll need to learn a little about the job for which the candidate is interviewing and the industry in which that job is found. This gives you a better idea of the types of interview questions to focus on and the responses a professional interviewer may be looking for in a qualified applicant.

Review the applicant's resume and prepare specific questions to ask. Here are a few categories to consider, as well as examples of some of the most common questions.

[to be continued....]


Faculty Forum / Re: Tips for mental health
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:17:05 PM »
Thank you sethy for contributing some good tips in regarding topic.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Re: Upgraded Forum Contents
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:13:33 PM »
Yes, it looks more smart now.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Re: Correction Of University Web Page
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:09:12 PM »
You deserve a thanks for your observation.

While starting a post we should first choose an appropriate name for a specific topic as the name reflects the content of the post so that a reader feels interest to read the post.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Re: Teaching Evaluation for SUMMER-2012
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:02:54 PM »
All students should complete their teaching evaluation in due time properly.

I agree with you.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Re: Most Beautiful Flower in the world
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:00:01 PM »
All flowers are beautiful. But these flowers are amazing.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Re: The most beautiful birds in world,
« on: September 18, 2012, 12:58:15 PM »
We want to see some more beautiful pictures and also new information about birds.

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