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Favorite Actor


1. Jason Statham 2. Bradley Cooper 3. Ryan Reynolds 4. Chris Evans 5. James McAvoy 6. Jeremy Renner 7. Alex o’loughlin 8. Liam Neeson 9. Paul Walker 10. Vin Diesel 11. Bruce Willis 12. Chris Hemsworth 13. Dwayne Johnson 14. Luke Evans 15. Gerard Butler 16. Aaron Echkart 17. Pierce Brosnan 18. Will Smith 19. James Franco 20. Hugh Jackman

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2015 in entertain, hobby, information, sport

 

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Waspadai, 8 Tempat Bakteri Berkembang


Ghiboo.com – Ada banyak tempat dimana bakteri dapat hidup dan berkembang biak. Tanpa disadari, tempat-tempat tersebut biasa kita sentuh di kehidupan sehari-hari. Akibatnya, kita bisa terkena berbagai penyakit.
Berikut ini beberapa tempat yang menjadi sarang bakteri, seperti dilansir melalui Dailymail, Jumat (13/4).

Kantong plastik belanja

Kantong plastik belanjaan dari supermarket memuat semua bahan makanan, mulai dari daging merah, ikan hingga sayuran. Penelitian yang menguji puluhan kantong belanja menemukan lebih dari setengah kantong plastik belanja terkontaminasi bakteri membahayakan, seperti E. coli.

Keranjang buah dan sayur

Buah dan sayuran sangat mudah menjadi layu atau busuk karena adanya pertumbuhan bakteri, sehingga dapat menyebabkan masalah gangguan pencernaan. Tempat buah dan sayuran merupakan sarang dari bakteri, seperti E. coli, salmonella dan listeria yang bisa tumbuh dengan cepat.

Botol air minum

Botol air minum plastik yang dipakai berulang kali menunjukkan adanya pertumbuhan bakteri berbahaya. Sebuah penelitian yang menguji puluhan botol minum anak SD menunjukkan sebagian besar proses pencucian botol air minum tak mampu untuk menghilangkan kuman. Bahkan lebih dari sepertiganya menunjukkan adanya bakteri fecal yang berasal dari kontaminasi tangan. Cuci botol dengan air mendidih seminggu sekali.

Spons cuci piring dan kain lap dapur

Hanya seminggu setelah pemakaian pertama, spons pencuci piring menjadi sarang bagi jutaan bakteri, seperti E. coli dan staphylococcus, yang berasal dari kontak dengan feses. Cobalah rendam dengan air dan taruhlah ke dalam microwave dengan panas tinggi selama dua menit. Cara ini akan membunuh 99 persen bakteri.

Penelitian juga menunjukkan bahwa wastafel lima kali lebih kotor dibandingkan toilet. Sisa-sisa makanan merupakan faktor penyebab timbulnya bakteri, seperti Coli dan Salmonella. Usahakan untuk menjaga kebersihan wastafel, mulai dari permukaan hingga lubang pembuangan.

Mobil

Kemudi mobil ternyata sembilan kali lebih mungkin menjadi sarang kuman dibandingkan di toilet umum. Ini disebabkan banyak pengemudi mobil yang menyetir sambil makan.

Selain kemudi mobil, penelitian juga menemukan beberapa bakteri lain, seperti Bacilus cereus (penyebab keracunan makanan), Arthrobacter (berasal dari kulit manusia), hingga bakteri Staphylococcus banyak ditemukan pada pintu, roda kemudi dan di bawah kursi.

Bersihkan mobil dengan vacuum dan tisu antibakteri sebulan sekali. Bersihkan juga semua sisa makanan dan sampah setelah Anda selesai melakukan perjalanan.

Boneka

Penelitian di University of Otago, Selandia Baru, menemukan bahwa lebih dari setengah mainan anak yang lembut, seperti boneka, merupakan sarang bagi tungau debu yang dapat memperparah demam, eksim atau asma. Hal ini disebabkan boneka secara tak disengaja dimasukkan ke mulut anak saat anak tidur, sehingga meningkatkan risiko asma.

Untuk pencegahannya, cuci boneka sebulan sekali untuk menghilangkan alergen. Selain itu, jemur selama beberapa jam atau masukkan boneka kedalam freezer semalam.

Keset kaki

Penelitian dalam jurnal Applied and Environmental Microbiology menemukan keset kaki dan toilet menjadi tempat patogen Sphingomonas dan methylobacterium berkembang biak, sehingga menimbulkan penyakit pernapasan.

Coba untuk mencuci dan menjemur keset kaki setelah digunakan dan diakhiri dengan menyemprotnya menggunakan larutan antibakteri. Cuci dengan air panas bersuhu 60 derajat Celcius seminggu sekali.

Rak sepatu

Rak sepatu adalah sumber segala sesuatu yang dimulai dari makanan, hingga kotoran hewan yang bisa menimbulkan kontaminasi silang. Bahkan jika tidak ada patogen berbahaya di sepatu, rak akan menjadi media pertukaran kuman/bakteri saat Anda menyentuh rak lantas mengambil sepatu.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in entertain, information

 

Bahasa Tubuh yang Harus Dihindari Saat Wawancara Kerja


Wawancara kerja berguna tidak hanya untuk menilai kemampuan Anda, tapi juga perilaku. Banyak hal harus dipersiapkan agar momen yang menentukan ini berjalan lancar. Salah satunya, mengetahui bahasa tubuh yang sebaiknya dihindari.

Profesor Mehrabian, ahli psikologi dari Universitas UCLA, Amerika, bahasa tubuh sangat menentukan penilaian terhadap diri Anda ketimbang kata-kata yang terucap. Menurut penelitiannya, gerak tubuh dan ekspresi wajah memiliki pengaruh 55 persen sementara kata-kata yang diucapkan hanya 7 persen.

Kesempatan untuk menciptakan kesan pertama yang baik tak memakan lama. Menurut penelitian, 30 detik hingga empat menit pertama merupakan waktu kritis yang sangat menentukan. Nah, agar tak salah langkah saat wawancara kerja, hindarilah beberapa gerak tubuh yang bisa mengundang penafsiran negatif pada diri Anda.

Senyum palsu
Masuklah ke ruangan wawancara dengan percaya diri dan senyum yang tulus. Senyum yang terpaksa akan sangat terlihat dan membuat Anda terlihat seperti orang yang suka berpura-pura. Senyum yang tulus mengesankan Anda orang yang percaya diri, terbuka, dan nyaman dengan keadaan sekitar. Tapi hindari juga tersenyum terus-menerus yang bisa memberikan sinyal yang salah pada calon atasan Anda.

Gerakan dan posisi tangan
Gerakan tangan memegang peranan penting dalam mengekspresikan bahasa tubuh Anda. Melipat tangan di dada merupakan bahasa tubuh yang wajib dihindari. Melipat tangan di dada mengesankan Anda menjaga jarak, bersikap tertutup, atau malah terkesan bosan dengan pembicaraan ini. Mungkin saran ini sudah sering Anda dengar, tapi kenyataannya saat sedang gugup masih banyak orang melakukannya.

Menepuk-nepukkan tangan atau terus menggerakkan tangan menandakan Anda sangat gelisah. Gerakan ini secara tidak langsung juga bisa membuat orang yang mewawancarai Anda menjadi tidak nyaman dan terganggu.

Hindari juga mengetuk-ketukan tangan ke meja saat proses wawancara. Melakukan hal ini secara tidak langsung Anda mengirimkan sinyal kalau Anda bosan atau merasa lebih tahu dari si pewawancara.

Sebaiknya letakkan tangan Anda secara santai dan terbuka di posisi yang paling membuat Anda santai. Hindari terlalu banyak menggunakan gerakan tangan atau jari untuk menghindari kesan yang salah.

Jabatan tangan
Saat memulai dan mengakhiri wawancara jangan lupa jabat tangan si pewawancara dan ucapkan terimakasih. Jabat tangan dengan erat namun wajar. Jangan biarkan tangan terlalu lemas atau mencengkeram terlalu keras. Jika telapak tangan Anda berkeringat, seka dahulu keringat di tangan Anda sebelum masuk ke ruang wawancara.

Menyentuh wajah
Menyentuh wajah sebaiknya dihindari saat wawancara kerja. Gerakan ini dapat menyiratkan Anda gugup atau tidak jujur terhadap pernyataan Anda.


Posisi kaki

Duduklah dengan kedua kaki menyentuh lantai yang menggambarkan Anda nyaman dan percaya diri. Saat gugup atau cemas Anda sering tak membuat gerak tubuh secara tidak sadar. Salah satu yang paling sering ditemui adalah menggerak-gerakan kaki tanpa henti. Gerakan kaki ini menandakan Anda sangat tidak nyaman bahkan tak sabar ingin keluar dari ruangan.

Kontak mata & posisi duduk
Kontak mata dengan si pewawancara memang baik. Tapi terus-menerus menatap si pewawancara tanpa henti juga bisa membuat dia tidak nyaman. Ahli gerak tubuh Janine Driver mengatakan, 60 persen kontak mata sudah cukup membuat Anda terlihat antusias. Selain mata, fokuskan tatapan pada segitiga bagian atas wajah yaitu area sekitar alis kanan-kiri dan pertengahan hidung.

Jangan terlalu sering menatap bagian bawah wajah terutama bagian mulut dan dahi yang bisa membuat si pewawancara menjadi tidak nyaman. Jika pewawancara Anda lebih dari satu, tatap mereka secara bergantian. Hindari tatapan kosong yang membuat lawan bicara Anda kurang nyaman.

Duduklah dengan posisi yang nyaman, tidak terlalu tegak maupun tidak terlalu bersandar. Condongkan tubuh sedikit (sedikit saja) ke arah pewawancara untuk menandakan Anda fokus dan antusias.

Selamat mencoba!

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in entertain, information

 

Top 5 foods to help you sleep


5 sleep-inducing foods to help you drift off

Whether it’s a one-off occurrence before a big event or a nightly struggle, most of us suffer from insomnia at one time or another. Fortunately, there are many foods that can help you sleep a little easier. To help you relax and catch some Zs, check out our top 5 foods to help you sleep.

Dairy products

If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, foods containing tryptophan should be a first port of call. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, helps to raise serotonin and melatonin levels in the body, both of which can help induce sleep. While turkey is a famously good source of tryptophan, other (perhaps more bedtime-friendly) sources include dairy products such as yoghurt and milk.

On top of their tryptophan levels, dairy snacks are also a great source of calcium, which helps the brain to use tryptophan to create melatonin. Research has also suggested that a deficiency of calcium in the diet can cause disturbed sleep patterns and a lack of deep (REM) sleep.

Oats

While many of us associate oats with breakfast time, they are also the perfect evening snack. Oats are a good natural source of melatonin, which is often taken as a sleep aid due to its ability to help regulate the body’s internal clock. They are also another good source of tryptophan, especially when combined with milk.

Furthermore, oats are rich in both calcium and magnesium; two minerals that have been proven to promote good quality sleep. For a warm, soothing snack before bed, try eating a small bowl of porridge to help you drift off, combined with any of the following toppings to help double its effects.

Bananas

If you suffer from muscle spasms or cramps during the night, it may be that you are deficient in the electrolytes magnesium and potassium, both of which help to relax muscles and keep them functioning properly. Fortunately, bananas are excellent source of both minerals, making them a good bedtime snack, particularly after a heavy exercise session.

As well as being rich in these essential minerals, bananas also contain tryptophan, which can help to promote sleep. Researchers from the University of New England in New South Wales have also found that having a banana before bed can help sufferers of sleep apnea by keeping their throats open and therefore reducing the risk of choking.

Cherries

For those who have trouble sleeping, you may be familiar with over-the-counter melatonin supplements used to treat insomnia. However, while melatonin can help to regulate sleep, it may be unwise to rely on supplements for long-term use. Fortunately, cherries provide a great natural source of melatonin as well as being excellent for overall health.

A research study published in The Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research has indicated that consuming tart cherries before bed helped participants sleep faster and easier, making fresh cherries or cherry juice a great natural sleep aid.

Flax seeds

Flax seeds are great for increasing levels of sleep-regulating substance serotonin in the body due to their high levels of both tryptophan and omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, the omega-3 fatty acids they contain have been proven to help reduce the anxiety, depression and stress which are leading causes of insomnia, and have been shown to be effective against the condition sleep apnea.

Not only that, flax seeds are a good source of magnesium, which is renowned for its ability to reduce stress due to its relaxing effect on the muscles and nervous system. Magnesium has also been shown to help prevent restless leg syndrome and night terrors; both of which can affect sleep.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in entertain, health, information

 

5 foods that help you live longer


Increase your life expectancy with these five healthy foods

While none of us will forever, you can add some extra years on to your life by paying attention to what you eat. To increase your lifespan as well as improving the quality of your life, check out these five foods that help you live longer.

Brightly coloured fruit and vegetables

Research suggests that those who eat more fruit and vegetables tend to live longer than those who don’t, due to the nutrients they contain. While all fruit and veg is good for you, brightly coloured produce is particularly beneficial as the natural pigments which give them their colour can also help prevent cancer. The Okinawans – who are reputed to have the world’s longest life expectancy and who have low rates of heart disease and cancer – have a diet that is rich in fruit and veg, especially dark green and yellow varieties. In particular, the Okinawan diet features large quantities of sweet potatoes, having replaced the traditional Japanese staple of rice with this vibrant veg.

Dark chocolate

Good news for chocoholics – chocolate can help you live longer!  Cocoa beans are packed with antioxidants which studies have found can help cut your risk of heart disease – the biggest killer in the Western world. This may be why Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived a grand total of 122 years and 164 days (the oldest verified age of any human being ever) put her good health down to her regular chocolate consumption. However, before you go stocking up on chocolate bars, it is worth bearing in mind that one square a day is enough to boost your health. Also, make sure you go for the over 70 per cent cocoa bars which contain more flavonoids and less sugar.

Oily fish

People in Japan have the longest life expectancy in the world, which may be down to their traditional diet which is high in fish. Not only does opting for fish over meat reduce your risk of many of the health problems associated with red meat, such as heart disease, but oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout are renowned for their health benefits. Oily fish are a good source of vitamins A and D which are good for the immune system. Furthermore, they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which have been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease, brain damage and stroke.

Green tea

Another staple of the Japanese diet, green tea boasts an impressive array of health benefits, helping to improve cardiovascular health, regulate blood pressure, boost the immune system, and lower cholesterol. Studies have even suggested that drinking green tea – which is rich in health-boosting flavonoids – can help to lower your risk of cancer. Research findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association appear to back up these health claims, as the Japanese study of more than 40,000 participants found that those who drank five or more cups of green tea a day had a death rate that was 16 per cent lower than those who drank one cup, over the course of 11 years.

Olive oil

Many of us stay away from fats and oils in a bid to stay trim and healthy; however, ‘good’ monounsaturated fats, which are found in olive oil, are actually essential for good health. Studies have found that regularly consuming olive oil can help cut your risk of stroke and heart disease, due to its high content of micronutrients called phenols which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The oil is also a staple of the healthy Mediterranean diet, which studies suggests can help you live longer. Research has found that those who follow this eating plan have a 20 per cent higher chance of living longer, gaining an estimated average of two to three years.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in entertain, health, information

 

Top five ‘bad’ foods that are actually good for you


Five foods that are healthier than you think

If you are fed up of being told what to eat and drink, well, this could be your lucky day. We’ve taken five foods that are generally labeled as being bad for you and unearthed some healthy aspects to them. Granted, they are not foods that you can scoff and guzzle to your heart’s content — but as a part of a healthy and balanced diet, the following five foods aren’t actually as bad for you as you may think.

Peanut butter

Peanut butter is generally left on the shelf by dieters due to its high fat content, but surprisingly (depending on the brand of course) a teaspoon of the whole-nut variety comes in at just 30 calories. So why is it good for you?  Well, research shows that eating peanuts or peanut butter can actually help your heart; consumption has been associated with lower total cholesterol, lower LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol, and lower triglycerides, all of which are associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk. And, the good news is these benefits seem to occur without promoting weight gain. Try a teaspoon of PB smeared on a couple of oat cakes for a satisfying snack and under 150 calories.

Pizza

Now, don’t get too excited, we are not saying a 12-inch stuffed crust is good for you but pizza made in the healthy way can actually provide you with a great complete meal incorporating all of the vital food groups. The pizza base acts as a source of carbohydrate, a healthy portion of vegetables and some protein in the topping and then a sprinkling of cheese gives you your fat. To make a homemade super-healthy slice opt for a wholemeal or wholegrain base, smear on a rich tomato sauce, and then pile on the veggies and lean meat or seafood and finally top with a little low-fat mozzarella.

Beer & stout

Research has suggested that a pint of beer could help protect against heart disease, and maybe even more so than a glass of red wine. It’s all down to the presence of B6 which prevents the build up in the body of a chemical called homocysteine – thought to be linked to an increase in the risk of heart disease. And when it comes to stout, it seems the slogan “Guinness is good for you” has some truth too. Research published in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin showed that a pint of the black stuff is as effective as an aspirin in preventing blood clots, and much tastier.

Chocolate

Granted, chocolate is not low in calories nor in fat so generally gets lumped with the ‘bad’ food label. But dark bitter chocolate is very high in health-promoting antioxidants which help to mop up harmful free radicals which cause cell and DNA damage. And if you are looking to shed a few pounds you can use dark chocolate as a way to curb any sweet cravings, just a few small squares to quell a full on chocolate pig out is well worth the modest calorie and fat intake.

Ice cream

Ice cream’s first positive relates to its GI or Glycemic Index; as ice cream is, in fact, a low GI food. This means that it releases its sugars slowly and so can keep you feeling fuller for longer. And for that reason you are less likely to binge after eating ice cream. Obviously it’s all about moderation and demolishing a whole tub in one sitting isn’t going to be good for you, but if you are comparing desserts like for like, 75 grams of Ben and Jerry’s Cookies and Cream ice-cream contains only 114 calories compared to a slice of cheesecake with 511 calories – and is therefore the better option. Secondly, ice-cream is made of milk which contains many essential nutrients and vitamins. Studies show a possible link between milk consumption and a lowered risk of arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, and colorectal cancer.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in entertain, health, information

 

7 shocking food facts


Seven surprising facts you may not know about your food

Even after analysing food packets, checking out ingredients and swatting up on calorie counts, there are certain things you may not know about your food. Here are seven food facts that may surprise you.

World chocolate supplies are set to run out

It is one of the most popular treats worldwide, so it may come as bad news to many that world chocolate supplies may soon run out. Due to political unrest and dangers to farmers in the Ivory Coast (where a large proportion of the world’s cocoa beans are grown), many fair trade cocoa farmers and trainers have fled the country and chocolate production has hit a low. It has been predicted that supplies of sustainable chocolate are set to run out, and a chocolate drought has been predicted for 2014.

One of the world’s most expensive foods is made from saliva

From caviar (fish eggs) to truffles (an edible fungus), it seems that many of the world’s most expensive foods are made of dubious substances, and bird’s nest soup is no exception. The soup, which is an expensive Chinese delicacy, is made from a particular kind of nest that is created by bird saliva. While many of us would be reluctant to shell out for saliva, the bird nests that form this soup are one of the most expensive animal food products around.

Your food can legally contain bugs and hairs

Most of us wouldn’t class insects as a component of our diets; however, you may be eating more of them than you think and, worryingly, these may not be the only unpleasant addition to your diet. In the US, the FDA allows for “natural defects” by permitting a certain amount of bugs and rodent hair to be present in food products. For example, chocolate products may contain an average of 60 insect fragments and one rodent hair per 100g, while citrus fruit juice can contain one maggot per 250ml.

 

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7 shocking food facts

Seven surprising facts you may not know about your food

Even after analysing food packets, checking out ingredients and swatting up on calorie counts, there are certain things you may not know about your food. Here are seven food facts that may surprise you.

World chocolate supplies are set to run out

It is one of the most popular treats worldwide, so it may come as bad news to many that world chocolate supplies may soon run out. Due to political unrest and dangers to farmers in the Ivory Coast (where a large proportion of the world’s cocoa beans are grown), many fair trade cocoa farmers and trainers have fled the country and chocolate production has hit a low. It has been predicted that supplies of sustainable chocolate are set to run out, and a chocolate drought has been predicted for 2014.

One of the world’s most expensive foods is made from saliva

From caviar (fish eggs) to truffles (an edible fungus), it seems that many of the world’s most expensive foods are made of dubious substances, and bird’s nest soup is no exception. The soup, which is an expensive Chinese delicacy, is made from a particular kind of nest that is created by bird saliva. While many of us would be reluctant to shell out for saliva, the bird nests that form this soup are one of the most expensive animal food products around.

Your food can legally contain bugs and hairs

Most of us wouldn’t class insects as a component of our diets; however, you may be eating more of them than you think and, worryingly, these may not be the only unpleasant addition to your diet. In the US, the FDA allows for “natural defects” by permitting a certain amount of bugs and rodent hair to be present in food products. For example, chocolate products may contain an average of 60 insect fragments and one rodent hair per 100g, while citrus fruit juice can contain one maggot per 250ml.

 

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Fruit and vegetables have become less nutritious

Although fruit and vegetables are one of the best sources of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, research findings published in the journal HortScience suggest that they have actually become less nutritious than they were 50 years ago, due to new agricultural methods which have stripped nutrients from soil. In fact, according to one study, it would take eight oranges to get the same levels of vitamin A as it would in one orange a few generations ago. To make sure you get enough vitamins, try to buy organic produce where possible and eat more fruit and veg.

‘Pre-washed’ salads may be contaminated with bacteria

Many of us opt for pre-washed salads when purchasing our greens. However, a Consumer Reports study has found that pre-washed salads may not be as clean as they seem. The study, which tested just over 200 samples of different pre-washed salads, found that 39 per cent of those tested contained bacteria called coliform, which is normally used to indicate contamination of food products. While this doesn’t mean you should ditch the greens, you should be careful to wash salads thoroughly at home, even if they are advertised as already washed.

Chewing coffee beans can freshen your breath

Coffee may not be the first thing you reach for when looking to freshen your breath, however if you have been eating onions and garlic then it may be just what you need. If you haven’t got a toothbrush to hand, then chewing on roasted coffee beans can help extinguish onion or garlic breath. Other good breath fresheners include parsley or mint leaves.

Chocolate is as healthy as fruit

Perhaps this good news comes too late if drought predictions are to be believed, but research has suggested that chocolate can be just as healthy as fruit. When tested and compared to juices from ‘superfruits’ such as blueberries and pomegranate, dark chocolate was found to be higher in antioxidants, which are essential for fighting disease and preventing wrinkles. For a healthy treat, it is best to go for a pure dark chocolate as milk, sugar and too much processing can reduce these health benefits.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in entertain, health, information