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ZYB: Online Mobile Phone Contact Backup Service

In Gadgets, General, HowTo, Misc, Personal, Tips N Tricks, Tools on July 22, 2007 at 6:36 pm

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I just tried ZYB, the online mobile phone contact backup service and I’ve to tell ya, it is simply a great tool to make sure your cell phone numbers are safely backed up somewhere online. I always was concerned of losing my cell phone or having it not startup on a fine day. One day I happen to drop my cell phone in the rain and it wouldn’t start up after that and I still remember the moment when I was literally trying my best to make sure I get my contacts written somewhere safe. Fortunate for me that I got my cell phone back up and running without that many hassles but that taught me a good lesson and importance of keeping a backup of my cell phone contacts.

When I heard of ZYB providing the same service of what I was looking for, I thought of giving it a try. Truly it was a seamless effort to back up my cell phone contacts. Even though the web site was a bit slow in terms of performance it was simple enough to have my RAZR contacts backed up with few simple steps that ZYB will guide you thru.

One great service that I would recommend you to try.

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Vegetables for health

In General, Health, Misc, Personal on June 16, 2007 at 10:14 am
Vegetable Amount

Minerals Contained
(in descending order)

Vitamins Contained
(in descending order)

Artichoke

Artichoke nutritional information

One medium cooked with no added salt has 4.2 grams protein and 6.5 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 425 mg
Phosphorus – 103 mg
Magnesium – 72 mg
Calcium – 54 mg
Also contains small amounts of selenium, iron , manganese , copper and zinc.

Vitamin C – 12 mg
Niacin – 1.2 mg
Pantothenic Acid – .5 mg
Folate – 61.2 mcg
Vitamin A – 212 IU
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Asparagus

Asparagus nutritional information

Half cup (about 4 spears) cooked with no added salt contains over 2 grams of protein and almost 1.5 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 144 mg
Phosphorus – 48.5 mg
Calcium – 18 mg
Sodium – 10 mg
Magnesium – 9 mg
Also contains small amounts of selenium , iron , manganese, copper and zinc.

Vitamin A – 485 IU
Vitamin C – 9.7 mg
Niacin – .974 mg
Folate – 131 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Broccoli

 

Half cup cooked with no added salt contains 2.3 grams protein and 2.3 grams fiber.

Potassium – 228 mg
Phosphorus – 46 mg
Calcium – 36 mg
Sodium – 28 mg
Magnesium – 18.7 mg
Iron – .65 mg
Vitamin K – 110 mcg
Also contains small amounts of selenium, manganese , copper and zinc .

Vitamin A – 1083 IU
Vitamin C – 58 mg
Niacin – .45 mg
Pantothenic Acid – .4 mg
Folate – 39 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Carrots

 

Half cup cooked with no added salt contains .85 grams protein and 2.6 grams fiber.

Potassium – 177 mg
Sodium – 51.5 mg
Calcium – 24 mg
Magnesium – 10 mg
Iron – .48 mg
Also contains small amounts of selenium, manganese, zinc.

Vitamin A – 19,152 IU
Vitamin C – 1.8 mg
Niacin – .4 mg
Pantothenic Acid – .2 mg
Vitamin B6 – .2 mg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower - nutritional information

Half cup cooked with no added salt contains 1.1 grams protein and 1.7 grams fiber.

Potassium – 88 mg
Phosphorus – 19.8 mg
Calcium – 9.9 mg
Sodium – 9.3 mg
Magnesium – 5.6 mg
Also contains small amounts of selenium,iron , manganese ,copper and zinc.

Vitamin C – 27.5 mg
Vitamin A – 1.5 IU
Pantothenic Acid – .3 mg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Corn

Corn - nutritional information

One ear, cooked with no salt contains 2.6 grams protein and 2.1 grams fiber.

Potassium – 191.7 mg
Phosphorus – 79.3 mg
Magnesium – 24.6 mg
Sodium – 13 mg
Calcium – 1.5 mg
selenium – .6 mg
Iron – .5 mg
Zinc – .4 mg
Also contains small amounts of manganese and copper .

Vitamin C – 4.8 mg
Vitamin A – 167 IU
Niacin – 1.2 mg
Folate – 27.3 mcg
Pantothenic Acid – .68 mg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Cucumber

 

Half a cup of sliced cucumber with skins contains .36 grams protein and .42 grams fiber.

Potassium – 74.9 mg
Phosphorus – 1.4 mg
Magnesium – 5.7 mg
Sodium – 1 mg
Calcium – 7.3 mg
Also contains small amounts of selenium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc.

Vitamin C – 2.6 mg
Vitamin A – 111.8 IU
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Green Pepper

 

One small raw pepper contains .66 grams protein and 1.3 grams fiber.

Potassium – 131 mg
Phosphorus – 14 mg
Magnesium – 7.4mg
Calcium – 6.7 mg
Sodium – 1.48 mg
Also contains small amounts of selenium , iron , manganese, copper and zinc.

Vitamin A – 467.7i u
Vitamin C – 66 mg
Niacin – .4 mg
Folate – 6.8 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Kale

Kale - nutritional information

One cup of cooked kale with no added salt contains 2.5 grams protein and 2.6 grams fiber.

Potassium – 296.4 mg
Phosphorus – 36.4 mg
Magnesium – 23.4 mg
Calcium – 32 mg
Sodium – 29.9 mg
Iron – 1.2 mg
Manganese – .5 mg
Selenium – 1.2 mg
Vitamin K – 1062 mcg Also contains small amounts of copper and zinc .

Vitamin A – 9,620 IU
Vitamin C – 53.3 mg
Niacin – .6 mg
Folate – 17 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Lima Beans

Lima Beans - nutritional information

One cup of cooked large lima beans with no added salt contains 14.7 grams protein and 13.2 grams fiber.

Potassium – 955 mg
Phosphorus – 208.7 mg
Magnesium – 8.8 mg
Calcium – 32 mg
Selenium – 8.5 mg
Iron – 4.5 mg
Sodium – 3.8 mg
Zinc – 1.8 mg
Manganese – .8 mg
copper – .44 mg

Pantothenic Acid – .8 mg
Niacin – .8 mg
Folate – 156 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Mushroom

Mushroom nutritional information

Half a cup of raw mushrooms contains 1.0 grams of protein and .42 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 129.5 mg
Phosphorus – 36.4 mg
Magnesium – 3.5 mg
Selenium – 3 mg
Calcium – 1.8 mg
Sodium – 1.4 mg
Iron – .36 mg
Also contains small amounts of manganese, copper and zinc .

Vitamin D – 26.6 IU
Niacin – 1.4 mg
Vitamin C – .8 mg
Pantothenic Acid – .5 mg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Onions

Onion - nutritional information

One small onion cooked without salt contains .8 grams protein and 1.3 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 110 mg
Phosphorus – 23.1 mg
Calcium – 14 mg
Magnesium – 7 mg
Sodium – 2.1 mg
Selenium – .42 mg
Also contains small amounts of iron, manganese, copper and zinc.

Vitamin C – 4.5 mg
Folate – 9 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Peas

Peas - nutritional information

One cup of boiled peas with no salt added contains 8.58 grams of protein and 8.8 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 433.6 mg
Phosphorus – 187.2 mg
Magnesium – 62.4 mg
Calcium – 43.2 mg
Sodium – 4.8 mg
Selenium – 3.0 mg
Iron – 2.5 mg
Zinc – 1.9 mg
Manganese – .8 mg
Also contains small amount of copper .

Vitamin A – 955.2iu
Vitamin C – 22.72 mg
Niacin – 3.23 mg
Folate – 100.8 mcg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – .41 mg
Vitamin B6 – .35 mg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Potatoes

Potato - nutritional information

One medium baked potato without salt contains 3.0 grams of protein and 2.3 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 610 mg
Phosphorus – 78 mg
Magnesium – 39 mg
Calcium – 7.8 mg
Sodium – 7.8 mg
Iron – .55 mg
Selenium – .46 mg
Zinc – .45 mg
Also contains small amounts of manganese and copper .

Vitamin C – 20 mg
Niacin – 2.18 mg
Pantothenic Acid – .9 mg
Vitamin B6 – .5 mg
Folate – 14 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Spinach

Spinach nutritional information

One cup of raw spinach contains .86 grams of protein and .81 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 167.4 mg
Phosphorus – 14.7 mg
Magnesium – 23.7 mg
Calcium – 29.7 mg
Sodium – 23.7 mg
Iron – .81 mg
Selenium – .3 mg
– Vitamin K – 145 mcg
Also contains small amounts of manganese, copper and zinc .

Vitamin A – 2014.5 mg
Vitamin C – 8.43 mg
Folate – 58.2 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Squash, Summer

Summer Squash (Zucchini) - nutritional information

One cup of sliced summer squash, baked with no added salt contains 1.65 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 345.6 mg
Phosphorus – 7.2 mg
Magnesium – 43.2 mg
Calcium – 48.6 mg
Sodium – 1.8 mg
Iron – .65 mg
Manganese – .38 mg
Selenium – .36 mg
Zinc – .7 mg
Also contains small amount of copper.

Vitamin A – 516.6 mg
Vitamin C – 9.9 mg
Niacin – .92 mg
Folate – 36 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Squash, Winter

Squash, Winter - nutritional information

One cup of cubed winter squash, baked with no added salt contains 1.02 grams of protein and 2.07 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 181.3 mg
Phosphorus – 21.7 mg
Magnesium – 17.0 mg
Calcium – 32.5 mg
Sodium – 27.9 mg
Iron – .52 mg
Selenium – .46 mg
Also contains small amounts of manganese, copper and zinc .

Vitamin A – 17.5 mg
Vitamin C – 5.4 mg
Niacin – 1.25 mg
Folate – 57.4 mcg
Pantothenic Acid – .55 mg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato - nutritional information

One medium sweet potato baked in its skin contains 1.96 grams of protein and 3.42 grams of fiber.

Potassium – 273 mg
Phosphorus – 29.5 mg
Magnesium – 13.5 mg
Calcium – 6.2 mg
Sodium – 11.0 mg
Iron – .55 mg
Selenium – .5 mg
Manganese – .6 mg
Zinc – .3 mg
Also contains small amount of copper .

Vitamin A – 24,877 mg
Vitamin C – 28.0 mg
Pantothenic Acid – .74 mg
Niacin – .69 mg
Folate – 26.2 mcg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts

Time Projecting Alarm Clock

In Gadgets, General, Personal, Tools on March 13, 2007 at 8:50 pm

I just love this little gadget from Emerson. It’s an alarm clock that projects the time on to the floor/wall or any flat surface that are at a reasonable distance. I wear glasses and I keep the alarm clock on the back of the bed (thanks to IKEA) and so it was very inconvenient to peek at the time with sleepy eyes. This new gadget allows me to project the time on the ceiling floor, just above the eye if I stretch straight on my bed. It was just so handy.

If you are ready to shell out $29.99 I would highly recommend this or one of these versions.

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8 things you must do if your identity is stolen

In General, HowTo, Misc, Personal, Tips N Tricks on February 15, 2007 at 11:10 am

Credit Score Tips and Advice blog has 8 important things you should do if your identity is stolen. We all hope that it should never happen that identity gets stolen but if you are plan for the worst you should read this and keep these points in mind. It even has the contact details for the 3 major credit reporting services. 

Here are the points at a glance,

  • Call one of the three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, TransUnion)
  • New accounts
  • Inform the creditors
  • Contact your local police
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Change all of the passwords that you use online
  • Driver’s license
  • Keep records

For the full article, click here.

Why do we have bad breath in the morning?

In General, Health, Misc, Personal, Tips N Tricks on February 7, 2007 at 2:03 pm

Science guru Bill Nye explains that the flow of saliva slows down during sleep. As a result, mouths don’t get the same level of oxygen as they do while we’re active. This allows anaerobic bacteria, which don’t need oxygen, to thrive. “The waste products from these bacteria often contain sulfur — and those compounds of sulfur are what we smell.”

Onions are also nasty culprits of this type of bad breath because they contain sulfur. So limit your raw onion snacking habits, and you’re ahead of the game.

According to BreezeCare, there are additional causes for morning breath. Mucus in your nose can thicken while you sleep, and your tongue falls to the back of your throat — both of which provide welcome environments for anaerobic bacteria.

Treatments for bad breath abound, however the two common solutions are to brush your tongue to remove excess plaque, and the use of an antimicrobial mouthwash. Good luck, and may your breath be as fresh as a Tic Tac.

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