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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Lightning Warning to iPod User


Listen to an iPod during a storm and you may get more than electrifying tunes. A Canadian jogger suffered wishbone shaped chest and necks burn, ruptured eardrums and a broken jaw when lightning travelled through his music player wires.

Lightning strikes can occur even when a storm is many kilometers away, so lightning safety experts have been pushing the slogan‘When thunder roars, go indoors’. Packaging for iPod and some other music players do include warnings against using them in the rain.

A Colorado teen ended up with the similar injures when lightning struck nearby as he was listening to his iPod while mowing the lawn. Josan Bunch, 18, says it was not even raining, but there was a storm off in the distance. Lightning struck a nearby tree, shot off and hit him.

Emergency physician report treating other patients with burn from freak accidents while using personal electronic devices such as beepers, Walkman players and laptop computers outdoors during storm.

Electronic devices do not attract lightning way a tall tree or a lightning rod does. According to Dr Mary Ann Cooper of the American College of Emergency Physicians and ER doctor at University of Illinios Medical Centre at Chicago, once lightning contact to the metal, the metal conduct the electricity. When lightning jumps from a nearby objects to the person, it often flashes over the skin. But metal in electronic devices or metal jewellery or coins in pocket can cause contact burns and exacerbate the damage.


Stress

Below you will find numerous free articles on stress. Topics range from teen stress to children and stress, from nutrition and stress to sleeping problems.

These articles are all from personal experience - relating to the different experiences I have had with stress over the years.

The truth is that I have read many, many articles on stress over the years.
I remember in the months after I left university starting a new job in sales.
It was not the job I wanted but had applied to the areas I did want and not succeeded in getting a job. The stress of no money got the better of me.

But once I started the job, boy, did I need stress relief! Before going in the doors each day I had to psyche myself up.

My job was to make 50 cold calls a day and on average I made one sale a week. That made for a whole lot of rejection and a whole lot of stress!

It was around this time that I started to digest articles about stress and stress management. I read Deepak Chopra, the Dalai Lama, Louise Hay, Susan Jeffers, meditation books, relaxation books, new age book.
I wanted to learn some way of managing my stress. And it started to work, my stress levels decreased.
But I remember being in a pub after work one day holding a book by Louise Hay. One of my colleagues asked what I was reading, “You too can heal your life,” I replied. The look she gave me lives with me still! Her jaw dropped and I don’t think she ever spoke to me again! Salesmen didn’t read that type of thing!


So these articles are my own personal experience over the years and a lot of the information that I have digested. 

About Me

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Hello I'm Puteri nabilla. I'm a shy, friendly and kind girl from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I'm here writting my blog about me section because of my individual assignment for MGT417.


The things I love most in life are shopping, friends and leopard. I've been collecting shoes for 5 years, and I really love it.


On week days I'll usually find pretending to pay attention in class. On the weekends I like to jogging and hang out with my friends and my lovely cousin. 


The kinds of people I enjoy the most are ones who are kind and cheerful. That's important to me because I like that kind of person.


My dreams for the future are to be a successful businesswoman. So what am I doing to achieve those dreams? Well, how about effort, for staters and also, attitude. One thing I need to do more is study.