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Monday, May 25, 2009

Learn about genetics at 'Genetic Home Reference'



I can still remember my college years when we science students has to to the library for further studies. But now internet has made this search and research work so easy that a child can easily discover the whole world with the touch of finger. There are lots of online resources and sites which offer useful information helping us know more about the world around us.

Biology students and teachers can equally get useful information about conditions, genes, chromosomes and further bookmark the useful resources by going to 'Genetic Home Reference'

Genetic Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions.

'Help Me Understand Genetics' presents basic information about genetics in clear language and provides links to online resources. Popular topics discussed in the book are:
1. What is DNA?
2. What is a gene mutation and how do mutations occur?
3. What is a chromosome?
4. What is gene therapy?
5. What is mitochondrial DNA?


You can also download the free ebook in 'PDF format'

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Health benefits for the unemployed

With the increase in unemployment rate and economic crises world over, people are worried about their future. In this critical situation it is obvious that health becomes second priority and if you are unemployed then health issues really matter to you.

Supplement Insurance is a package for unemployed by providing low cost health benefits.
What more you can expect from this plan?

This plan provides discounts at certain health care providers for medical services.

This plan does not make payments directly to the providers of medical services.

The plan member is obligated to pay for all health care services but will receive a discount from those health care providers who have contracted with the discount plan organization.

One of the main benefits is a company called TelaDoc. This program allows a member to call a doctor 24/7, and be diagnosed for all non-emergency ailments OVER THE PHONE, and they even call in the prescription for you!

A prescription discount card ( (10-60 percent off of prescriptions);
A discount vision program; a discount dental program; an extremely applicable 24/7 financial helpline; and a telephonic counseling service for the emotional and family issues that are compounding in the current economic crisis.



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A community site where you can build your universe

'You niverse' is a new social networking place where you can find the people having same interests by taking some visual tests. These tests help you learn more about you and then you can search the network having same interest level which is shown by percentage matching with your profile.

More about the site:

Youniverse:It is the home of Visual DNA – your personality in pictures. You may click on any category and choose the image among

You can compare your personality with others to find people who match your aspirations and share your emotions.

There are many kind of tests which you can take online like as:

* Personality Test
* Art quiz
* Dating & Love
* Movies
* Party
* Mind
* Well being
* Personality Quiz

Their blog is a good place to know more about this community site.

You need to sign up free for the registration after taking free quiz and the whole process is really fun as you enjoy clicking on images to take the test and know more about yourself.

Free online personality and intelligence tests

It is fun to know about our own personality but it can also be a very creative process as we can go for a self improvement process after knowing our strength and weaknesses.

Test desk is an online free resource which offers personality and intelligence tests for everyone. The best thing about this site is that it is free of ads. Many of the tests are free and don't require registration. A few tests may require a fee which you can decide yourself to go for payment option or not.

There are four sections of the site:

- At 'Persoanlity tests' page you can find many personality related test like, big five tests, right left brain tests, jung tests, etc.

- 'Intelligence tests' page is about many IQ and intelligence tests.

- 'Amusing tests' offers 2 fun tests which are 'famous leader test' and 'classic movie test'

- 'Compatibility tests'

Few pages of the site are linked to the sister site 'similar minds'

Useful links and sites:

* 'Personality page' A website about Psychological Type, based primarily upon the works of Carl G. Jung, pioneer psychologist, and of Isabel Briggs Myers, creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

* Fun personality quizzes and self help tests at 'Help self' site.

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