Dear Curious, You're on the right track. Birth control pills like Tri-cyclen use synthetic hormones to prevent ovulation andВ thicken the cervical mucus в both of which help keep sperm away from an egg and thus prevent pregnancy. Technically speaking, there's no need for menstruation if you're on the pill. However, most birth control packs contain placebo pills that cause monthly bleeding similar to a period. Here's how it works: Normally, a woman's menstrual cycle is regulated by the ebb and flow of several hormones. Each month, these hormones signal the uterus to grow an extra cushy lining to welcome a fertilized egg. If fertilization doesn't occur, then the uterine lining, or endometrium, is shed as menstrual fluid. ...
THE TV LICENCE fee is back in the news today as calls are being made for its collection to be transferred from An Post to Revenue. An Oireachtas committee will recommend next week that the transfer be made to eliminate evasion and raise an extra Б30 million a year. Speaking to the Sunday Times, Fine Gael senator Tim Lombard said: БWe have seen the positive nature of Revenue Commissioners being involved in collecting other taxes previously in the state. БThere is Б30 million in uncollected revenue every year, and I believe the Revenue Commissioners would be able to abolish that level of evasion. ...
Dear Hadeel, Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on with us. The question you have brought up is a very important one: How do I know if my messages are written in proper English? Learning a second language can be a bit like walking in a dark room: You know that you are moving in a certain direction but you are not 100% sure where exactly you are. Why does a native speaker of English know what is correct English? Because they have stored thousands of lexical items in their head, that means, whenever they read a sentence in English their subconscious mind runs this sentence through their memory to see if it matches with other sentences that have been stored there before. This process happens in a split second and it's a reflex. Now, if you want to write and speak like them you
Why Do I Get So Hungry Before and During My Period? Cravings, bloating and then the hunger в the best diets are often laid asunder by your period. For many women, the symptoms leading up to and during the week of your period are outrageous, and one of these is the hunger that seems to ratchet up from nowhere. The reason for this increase in hunger is simple. Your body uses more calories during the time right before and in some cases during your period. This increase in calories makes your body burn more calories during this time, and as the calories as burning youвre going to feel hungry more often. To compound this, the hormones at work in your body during this time are also likely making you crave particular food items. So suddenly, youвre starving, you already feel bloated from water
Once upon a time, in a far off land, a boy and a girl courted and fell in love. Although they lived in the big city, they decided to tie the knot in Montana, where the boyБs parents live. But before the state would recognize their union, the girl had to have a blood test. Pre-marital blood tests came into vogue in the mid-1900s as a way to stem the dramatic increase in syphilis. But by the 1980s, however, they had lost their appeal. Many states found that they werenБt cost effective. The number of cases detected was minuscule compared to the money being shelled out to test all the excited young lovers hoping to wed. When Massachusetts repealed its blood test requirement in 2005, officials said the test was outdated and an economic burden to the state and to couples,. Today, only two
In the Catholic Church, the rosary is one of the most cherished prayers. For Catholics, it is a powerful prayer of intercession to the Blessed Mother. Praying the rosary is promoted as a means of strengthening one s faith, resisting evil, growing spiritually, and generally benefiting society. The word rosary comes from Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary. If you were to ask what object is most emblematic of Catholics, people would probably say, The rosary. Catholics ask the Blessed Mother to bring their prayers to Her Divine Son and plead for His aid. Catholics bring Rosary intentions to Mary with the hope that their request will be answered. The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set
Iвm debating or not whether to go to air traffic control school at mt. Sac in southern California. Iвm a college grad with a business degree, but I Iвm looking to go into something else. I love airplanes, I love watching them, and I want a job where I can talk. My ambitions were to be an announcer or a news reporter, but it doesnвt seem to make ends meet. I think being an air traffic controller may combine my passion for planes with my desire to communicate in a career. However, the cons are I feel that the job is very fast paced( I hear this is one of the most stressful jobs in the nation, and accuracy is a must or else you and the planes you are trying to sepearte are dead meat. If there are any air traffic controllers out there or people with experience in air traffic control, I would
It s 11:11: Make a wish! Iвm sure you remember this saying, and maybe you still say it today. It is the only time of the day (using the 12 hour clock) that all the numbers on the clock are the same. Where does this saying come from? Should you even bother to make a wish? What makes this time so important and what is the significance of 11:11? For me personally, as I started to awaken, I began to see this number all the time. After a while I started to notice that there was some sort of spiritual connotation that went along with the numbers 11:11. I sometimes go through phases in my life where for weeks on end I ll see this number on the clock twice a day, andВthen I ll return to hardly seeing it at all. What does it all mean? Am I more enlightened during the times when I see it? Is my
I only shoe shop about once every 5 years or so. Yes yes I know that sounds creepy as if my shoe shopping is an occurrence on par with the appearance of Castle Dracula but I really really really hate having to buy shoes. I have a 16EEE foot. Unless your foot is this large or larger you have no idea how aggravating it is to have to buy shoes. There is no question that when it comes to footwear women have the advantage and a large foot man like me has it even worse than most men. Unlike the vast majority of women I just can't walk into any random shoe shop and find my size as part of the buy one get one free or half off sale. And unlike most men I'm not just going to walk into a store and pick up a pair for $30 either. For the last 10 years or so I have only found one store where I can just