Take aways from the Defensive Driving Course

Recently, I took the 6 session defensive driving course. The following are some of the notes I extracted from the course that I would like to share with my you:

There were lots of information in the course, I highly recommend taking it! You can download the notes as a single PDF file from here:

(The PDF was created using the free Pic2Pdf tool)

The defensive driving formula


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Ten Basic Rules for Better Living

I just finished reading the short pamphlet by Manly P. Hall entitled “Ten Basic Rules For Better Living” and I would like to share with you briefly the ten rules, however I highly advise that you buy the pamphlet and read it in details, in contains little precious gems.

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unPHILtered: The Way I See It – book review

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I don’t watch TV but I came to learn about Phil Robertson when I was traveling to Anchorage/Alaska from Seattle during the labor’s day weekend (in 2014). When the plane landed in Anchorage airport, people were swarming around two bearded men. My friend and I were wondering: “Who are these people?”

When I asked who they were, I learned that these guys (Phil and Jase) where from the Robertson family and that they have their TV show “The Duck Dynasty” on A&E.

I did my research about Phil and I was happy to learn that he’s into spirituality and a moral way of life. I was intrigued and wanted to know more about Phil’s point of view of life and morality so I bought his book “unPHILtered: The Way I See It”.

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Why the low-carbohydrates diet?

  1. Introduction
  2. What is the “glycemic index”
  3. The role of different hormones
  4. Putting it all together
  5. References

Introduction

In this article, we will be covering important aspects and facets as to why a low-carb diet is considered, nowadays, a much more healthy diet that promotes weight loss, energetic life and most importantly a long-term healthy life.
We will introduce the concept of glycemic index, different hormones roles, and finish by citing different low-carb diets.

The misconception is that we’ve always thought that a calorie is just a calorie and we only gain weight by eating food items that are high in calories, such as fat. Continue reading

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – In Brief

What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD in short, is a mental illness that causes people to have unwanted thoughts and to repeat a certain pattern of behavior over and over again.
Sometimes it is compared to a mental hiccup, where the ill person have an involuntary urge to do a certain action.

In OCD’s terms, the unwanted thoughts, images, feelings that occur over and over are known as “Obsessions” whereas the act of doing a certain action in order to dismiss a certain obsession is coined as “Compulsions”.

OCD is not a mental disease caused by the individual him/herself (for example due to weak personality or will power), instead it is a physical/medical brain disorder that causes problems in processing the information.

Though the person with OCD knows that his obsessions or compulsions make no sense, s/he, most of the times cannot control his/her urges to stop the thoughts. Continue reading

Preparing for the Washington State Driving Test

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Today I am going to share with you some of the notes I compiled / prepared when I had to study in order to pass the driving test.

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