Prepared by Bassam Mechammil

October 6, 2007




Back in 1918, a deadly virus of avian flu wiped out 20 million people worldwide. People tried everything to stop the attack. At least one folk remedy may have succeeded. This remedy was handed down from generation to generation by German families, who credited it with saving many lives.

The recipe calls for half a pound of garlic and a quart of cognac. The cognac may act as a dye, extracting powerful antiviral compounds that are known to exist in garlic. If you get any type of flu take 20 drops three times a day to help you get rid of it.


Doctor Nancy Rosen, who serves as a consultant for Oral B and who’s patients include actors, models, and news anchors, is giving us the answer to the big question of which toothbrush we should use: Soft, medium, or hard. Dr. Rosen chooses a brush with soft bristles rather than all the rest because the rest are harsh are on your teeth and gums. She goes further by saying that you should run the bristles under hot water to further soften them.




Your Kitchen:



Check that your refrigerator door gaskets are airtight. Old, warn gaskets can let cold air escape, causing your refrigerator to run longer and waste electricity. Strategy: Place a bright flashlight inside the refrigerator and close the door. Turn the room lights off. If you can see light shining through any gaps between the doors, the gaskets need changing.



Refrigerators are most efficient when they are three-quarters or more full. If yours is not that full, fill it with gallons of water to fill the empty space, and that will help reduce the number of start/slash stop cycle on the compressor. This will extend the refrigerators life and save electricity.



Microwave cleaning: Splattered food reduces the oven’s cooking efficiency. To clean the inside of your microwave, heat a cup of water to a boil, and let it sit for a few minutes so the steam can loosen up the dried-on food. Then wipe it clean.



Gas water-heater: To improve efficiency of the water heater, drain a few gallons from the tank every six months. This will remove sludge, which cuts the tank operating efficiency.



Winning words of wisdom:

A-    Live your life in the manner that you would like your children to live theirs. Then you know you’re doing something right when you start being copied.  

B-    Extraordinary people are most often ordinary people with extraordinary determination.

C-    Many important battles in life have to be fought more than once to be won.

D-    We must train ourselves not to see the world only through our own eyes.

E-    The job of a manager is not to do everything- it is to make sure that everything gets done.

F-     The only job security in the world is to be more talented tomorrow than you are today.

G-   Nothing is as stressful as trying to be a different person from who you are.

H-    As a leader you must constantly change the definition of winning. Keep moving the goal posts.