Of tablets
I think I've figured out why the tablet computers available both intrigue me and make me go, "Meh," at the same time.

Firstly, I'm a Windows fangirl. Not terribly so; it's a byproduct of wanting my various electronic gadgets to seamlessly talk to each other. I'm also an anti-fan of Apple. I know, I know... People love their stuff. But their willingness to censor, to arbitrarily exercise their corporate right to quash third-party apps for their app stores, to impose broadly restrictive DRM just irks the librarian in me.

I'm not some rabid "information wants to be free" activist. I mean, dude, I don't even rip artwork to make Facebook profile pictures; I had issues with the "change your profile picture to your favorite cartoon character for X cause" not just because doing so is more or less meaningless to actually supporting the cause (go out and actually help people, or donate to appropriate charaties), but mostly because it was flagrantly promoting copyright violation. But seeing the hassle people I know have gone through with songs they've bought on iTunes when their iPod dies, or if they want to play it on some other music device... that's just excessive. Amazon's mp3 license is awesome (even if I have similar problems with Amazon's Kindle).

So that's strike number one against most of the viagra cialis online pharmacy pharmacy on the market - I want something running a Windows OS. (I may also still be secretly pining for a Windows-based UMPC. *sigh*)

Secondly, I don't want a tablet for apps. I want a tablet that will do basically two things: browse the Internet, generally to access CNN, the New York Times, the local paper's web site, Wikipedia, and the bevy of web comics I read; and use Microsoft Word. Admittedly, MS Word isn't my primary choice of word processor (I love Corel's WordPerfect), but moving between devices, it's gotten easier to use the same program across them all rather than continually save multiple formats.

Yes, I basically want a netbook. But I want a netbook with maybe a 5-7" screen, that will fit in my purse. I think, really, I basically want my husband's phone, without the phone component, enlarged to the point where the screen hits that size. I don't need sound - hell, I don't even need video capability, because I rarely look at YouTube, and I don't like watching video news.

I think Fujitsu actually made what I was looking for about 10 years ago. (They still do!) I'm sure it's gotten sleeker since then. Having it be a tablet, rather than a standard clamshell type laptop/netbook would probably make its profile such that it really would fit in my purse.

Sony makes a little ebook reader that's about the size I want - it just doesn't do what I want. Give it browser capability and the ability to create/edit Word documents, and it would have pretty much what I want - the ability to write in a restaurant while my husband is in the bathroom, or while standing in line somewhere. I'm pretty good at zoning out the world and writing in public, but a laptop is too cumbersome for doing so, and I'm trying to get away from writing on paper (as much as I love it).

Ok, yes, I can actually do all of this on my phone. The screen is just small, and its inability to take a USB stick (ok, that's an additional consideration) requires synching prior to leaving the house. If I could plug a thumb drive into my phone, I wouldn't even been writing all this. Maybe that's what I really need - my next Windows phone to be able to take a USB stick.

Technology is great; it's just never quite what I want it to be.

Proper Use of viagra
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This medicine usually begins to work within 30 minutes after taking it for erectile dysfunction. It continues to work for up to 4 hours, although its action is usually less after 2 hours.

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For oral dosage form (tablets):
For treatment of erectile dysfunction:
Adults up to 65 years of age—50 mg as a single dose no more than once a day, 1 hour before sexual intercourse. Alternatively, the medicine may be taken 30 minutes to 4 hours before sexual intercourse. If needed, your doctor may increase your daily dose to 100 mg or decrease your daily dose to 25 mg.
Adults 65 years of age and older—25 mg as a single dose no more than once a day, 1 hour before sexual intercourse. Alternatively, the medicine may be taken 30 minutes to 4 hours before sexual intercourse. If needed, your doctor may increase your daily dose.
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For treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension:
Adults—20 mg three times per day. Each dose should be taken about 4 to 6 hours apart and can be taken with or without food.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

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Keep out of the reach of children.
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A healthy way to a larger penis

Here is a very safe and very healthy way to make your viagra ‘larger’. Lose weight.

No, the size of your cialis won’t change. But many men who are overweight see their penises as being small. And men who have gained weight feel that their penises have gotten smaller. The fact is the size of the penis didn’t change. It is the increase in body size that has made the penis look smaller.

Losing weight won’t make your penis bigger or increase in size. But getting rid of some extra fat, particularly in the thigh and belly area, can created the appearance that your penis is more protruding and that it is more visible.

Cutting down on calories and exercising, keeping your body trim or well toned, can add to your self esteem and confidence, no matter what your penis size.

Sexual Health Medicine-1
Viagra cialis (Sildenafil) or stop viagra spam was approved by the Food and Drug administration (FDA) in 1998 and was the first drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Given as an oral medication, 9 tablets are dispensed every second worldwide and Pfizer, the manufacturer of the drug says that millions of men have been helped to improve their sex lives. Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is a problem that affects most men at some time in their lives. Viagra is a drug for those whose problem is not resolving in the short term and who have been advised by their doctor that it is a safe drug for them to try.

How Viagra Works

Originally studied for the use in people with high blood pressure and cardiac problems the drug was found to have a very interesting side effect. Viagra increases the blood flow to the penis and enables a man to maintain an erection for at least 4 hours. It only works if the man is sexually stimulated so will not cause an erection by just taking the pill.

Cost Viagra

Viagra costs about anywhere from $5 dollars per pill, but market forces and source can vary the price considerably.

How to take it

The medication is taken in pill form by mouth. One Viagra tablet can be taken in 24 hours, it will usually work within 30 minutes to 1 hour and lasts about 4 hours.

Common side effects

The most common side effects are headache, facial flushing, dizziness, visual problems such as blurred vision, bluish vision and sensitivity to light, nasal congestion, an upset stomach.

Viagra can be dangerous

Do not take Viagra if you use nitrate drugs. These types of drugs used to treat cardiac problems such as angina can if used in combination with Viagra cause the blood pressure to drop to unsafe, sometimes life threatening levels.

People with cardiac problems, anatomical malformations of the penis such as Peyronie's disease, men with a predisposition to prolonged erections caused by sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma (a form of cancer), leukemia, liver problems (especially severe liver disorders), kidney problems and people taking certain medications used for HIV or those over 65 should NEVER take the drug unless prescribed by a medical practioner. Deaths have occurred during sexual activity in men using the drug.

Viagra is one of the medications that has revolutionized the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It has allowed those who where unable to maintain an erection or only able to have partial erections enjoy a better sex life.

Pregnancy and Childbirth are the Gateway to Parenthood
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This gateway is recognised in absolutely all cultures as being a significant transition in a person's life just as reaching puberty. When we reach puberty, we move from being a child to an adult. When we get pregnant and give birth, we move from being a woman and man to being a mother and father. These are huge changes. Puberty for a woman occurs at one time … menses starts. For young boys this is not as clear a time.

Pregnancy and childbirth is an experience that only women physically experience. There is truth in the statement 'no one will do the labour except you.' However, pregnancy and childbirth stimulate emotional changes in both men and women. Many cultures honour the becoming a father. Many fathers exhibit physical and emotional sympathetic symptoms when their partner is pregnant. This has been given termed 'Couvade symptoms.' The Pink Kit Method for birthing better™ resources have been loved by fathers ever where. They like the practical, can do approach and they can do. Men are absolutely wonderful childbirth coaches. Remember, they have all been born through a woman's body. No woman has been inside a man's body. And, they have the same body. Once they learn to work with the 'pain' of labour being part of the process (unless told differently) rather than indicating a 'problem'; men will bring persistent and determined skills that their partners can rely on.

In modern maternity care, the role of the father in childbirth has changed dramatically in the past 30 years.

Up to the 1970s fathers were excluded from the labour and delivery. In some cultures this exclusion existed historically and still exists. Women were left alone in a hospital ward or room while staff periodically came in and checked them. Since the 1970s fathers have been encouraged to support their partner in labour.

As an aside, there are many terms used in childbirth discussions that no one has bothered to define or clarify but we are somehow all expected to know. Do your own research and ask 20 people what a natural birth is, what interventions mean or what a father is supposed to do to support his partner in labour. You'll discover that we use those terms to mean or imply something significant yet few people have the same understanding.

Since The Pink Kit Method has been used by so many women and men, we have come to find our own set of definitions. Birth is natural, it comes at the conclusion of pregnancy. Birth is natural, so is pain, death, bleeding, long labours, quick births, tears, pain free experiences, tension, relaxation, screaming, quiet breathing and all the combinations you can imagine. Childbirth interventions can be lying down for a vaginal exam, taking a shower if you're tense, having someone breathe with you, taking castor oil to stimulate labour along with all the medical assessments, monitoring and procedures that people discuss. Fathers, friends and relatives who support a woman can be there yet not know what to do, feel useless, helpless, a failure, know how to breathe with the woman, touch her just right, encourage her or wish someone would give her pain relief because she is so obviously suffering.

Variability is the name of the game in childbirth.

Yet, childbirth is a remarkably same experience for all women. (At the moment we will assume a woman will labour to give birth. Women who plan an elective delivery for personal choice or necessity can still use The Pink Kit Method. Doing so gives expectant parents a sense of involvement and closeness not offered in other types of childbirth education. Many of the skills learned are applicable.) Childbirth is an exercise in plumbing. An object will move through your container. Your job is to get out of the way of the object. In other words, work with the process of opening up for the object and ejecting it. The opening up phase of childbirth is accompanied by a series of contractions that open the diaphragm (cervix). Once the cervix is open and when the object has moved through the tube (pelvis), the contractions begin to eject the object by opening the aperture (vagina).

Not one woman in history or any place on Earth has given birth by a different experience. No baby has popped out of the crown of a woman's head after a shiver started at her big toe, moving up her body until her cranium separated. No baby has delivered out a mouth, nose or ear. As silly as it sounds, we must remind ourselves of our similarities. Instead people have focused on all the variability's, diversity and differences. Common Knowledge Trust shares our similarities:

· The childbirth preparation that does prepare our physical container to allow this object to pass through it with less trauma. · The positive birthing behaviours we can use to work through the process of childbirth even when we don't like the experience AND in and around all medical care. · The real and effective coaching skills that help women stay focused, open, relaxed and willing to meet the challenge of childbirth.

Pregnant women and expectant fathers have a specific window of opportunity to prepare for childbirth in the last 12 weeks of pregnancy. The pregnant body is beginning to prepare for childbirth and so is the baby. Our body and baby prepare in their own way but arrive at the same point together which is labour. If a woman needs or plans a non-labouring delivery, her body and baby don't know that. They are still preparing for labour and birth. Why is childbirth called 'labour'? It's hard work. Use The Pink Kit Method and learn the skills to make your work easier.

The Pink Kit Method for birthing better™ presents 4 foundations. The first two are presented in The Pink Kit: Essential Preparations for your birthing body which is mostly about the body preparation necessary. In order to prepare for birth, we must have a relaxed and good understanding of our 3D body. As one father explained 'Until my wife and I used The Pink Kit, I thought giving birth was about having strong muscles to push the baby out. Now I understand it's about creating space.' Space creation is done in a 3 dimensional reality, not a 2 dimensional one.

This means that we must know those parts of our body that are most involved with birth. Because CKT is the collective voice of ordinary people, we explain birth as plumbing: object, container, tube (pelvis), diaphragm (cervix) and aperture (vagina). Mostly we, the container, must prepare so that when the object decides to come out, we can work to open our container through the process of the efforts of our baby. The physical parts of our container must be prepared and as humans we have minds that direct us how to do that.

Humans are gifted with an amazing mind.

We can remember the past and even alter our perceptions or responses of what happened before. We can make plans into the future just as athletes mentally go over the event again and again, we can imagine ourselves working through labour and giving birth. When we prepare our container, we use our amazing Mind. When childbirth occurs, then we can use our minds to implement our skills in how to create space, stay open and relaxed for our child to move through us. It's vigorous for most of us. Babies are big.

When we connect our mind to our body or yoke them together then we have more control over our body and instinctive responses. For example, all professional or amateur athletes have a sophisticated connection between their mind and body. They've achieved that by practice, practice and more practice. Although the ability to run or jump is something that humans do naturally, these athletes do not go into their events just 'intuitively' or 'instinctively' doing those things. They learn how to do them well.

Unfortunately, we give birth infrequently and have to rely on 'something' other than practice to bring good labour management skills to childbirth. That 'something' else is the process of labour that keeps going. There is nothing like it in our lives really. Once labour starts, it continues and leads us on whether we have skills or not, like it or not, are coping or not or have a good coach or not. We can use that physiological experience to apply the skills right away at each moment of the process. If we don't apply the positive skills then we often just react, particularly if there is a lot of pain associated with labour.

We will still breathe in labour whether we breathe positively or scream.

Our body has to be in some posture or position, we can either use positions and postures that facilitate the passage of our baby through our body or we can get into positions we like that slow the birth process and keep us in labour for hours longer than necessary. Although there is a current belief that women will get into the best position, that's hardly the case just as many women tense up naturally to the pain of childbirth. If the present day beliefs were true that women naturally knew how to give birth, that would reflect by an infrequent use of pain relief or medically assisted births. Women tense up at home, birth centre as well as in hospital.

We cripple ourselves when we believe that external factors are the sole reasons for good or bad births. We leave ourselves feeling victims to the external rather than powerful within ourselves. 'I blamed my first bad experience on the hospital, doctor, what they made me do and my husband for being pathetic at helping me. Next time, I changed where I gave birth … home, changed my birth provider … a woman midwife; I still had a horrible experience. Then I realised that I had to learn how to birth.'

True power for all of us as women and men is to have personal skills. Childbirth is an event in our lives where it's easy to get skilled because the event is so similar to all women regardless of where they birth or with whom or who they are. For such a BIG and important event people perpetuated a belief that women should have to respond to the experience 'intuitively' or 'instinctively' rather than with 'skills.' As humans we have many physiologically natural urges besides childbirth. When we get hungry, we can browse on the nearest bush or learn to cook. We all urinate and defecate, but we don't do it where ever we are sitting, we learn to hold it until we go to the toilet. The operative word is 'learn'. We can learn to respond to labour contractions, use our minds and yoke our bodies and to choose positive birth behaviours in contractions and between them.

Birth discussions revolve around women taking responsibility for making choices about where or with whom they will birth or what they want done or not done to them. If choice achieved the goals, then we'd all be happy. We have assumed that 'taking responsibility' is about making choices. Being responsible requires two different aspects. One is choice, the other is skills not just options. Any woman in her right mind would choose an easy birth, not to tear, to heal well etc. Whether most women would choose home birth would depend on other factors: whether they prefer the hospital, have purchase cialis issues, young children at home and want a break, home isn't where they want to birth, it isn't safe or quiet etc. Not one woman would choose a birth she found too painful, to use pain relief when she didn't need it, have a major operation if she felt confident and knew she and her baby were healthy or to live with childbirth trauma. All women can have skills. So taking responsibility is just as much about being skilled at doing something so that the choices a person makes are more likely to actualise.

For example, if a woman doesn't want to use pain relief then she has to have the skills to manage the experience of labour. Such a woman can still have a very painful labour and change her mind about her choice if she doesn't have the skills to cope and then feel let down or guilty. Shame, blame and guilt are a huge part of childbirth today. A woman may choose a home birth and find that the unexpected happens (for example, her waters break and she doesn't go into labour after 48 hours) and she ends up in hospital. With skills, she can still have a wonderfully empowering birth.

For the past 30 years birth discussions have revolved around 'choice' and 'informed consent' (information).

Common Knowledge Trust would like 'skills' to form the triad. When we couple skills to choice, we are more likely to have a goal (choice) and take steps to achieve that goal (developing and using skills). When we couple skills to information, we can are more likely to have mastery rather than data. Childbirth skills will only become the common knowledge approach to childbirth when all expectant couples know that The Pink Kit Method for birthing better™ is available and that the skills they can teach themselves work in all birth situations because … you will have another contraction regardless of your beliefs, where you birth, with whom, whether you have a long labour or a short one and all the other variables we can tell in our stories. Too often we hear pregnant women say: 'I hope I have a good birth.' Hope is not a plan. The Pink Kit is the plan.


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