Friday, May 28, 2010

Polar Climates

Unlike regions with tropical and middle latitude climates, the polar regions have vary short summers. During the winter season, the sun is not seen for six months. When it is supposed to be summer, the sun's rays are so slanting that they give very little heat. There is very little precipitation because the air is too cold to hold much water vapor. If there is little water vapor, there will also be little precipitation that may form rain, hail or sleet.

The temperature during the warmest months is between O degree Celsius and 10 degree Celsius. During the cold months, the temperature may go lower than -25 degree Celsius. The poles are always covered with ice. Probably you can imagine how cold it is in the zone of polar climates. This zone has small and short plants such as grasses and mosses.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Marketing is the system of selling farm products. In plain language, it is the selling and buying of goods from producer to consumer.

Three Systems of Marketing

1. Wholesale - Most wholesalers come to the farm, harvest the crops and sell them direct to the market. This system is advantageous to the producer because he has a sure market. This is the common practice when the farm is far from the market.

2. Selling direct to Consumer - This system is practised by small crop growers. They sell their produce to the nearest market and get all the profits from their crops.

3. Marketing through cooperatives - This is practised by small crop growers. All the members share their services and share equally in profits. The advantage of this system is that crop growers get enough profit while the price of the produce is cheaper.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The World of Work

Because of advanced technology, more work is done faster, easier and better. This is already a reality and the future looks even brighter.

At the present, women also work outside of the homes. In the future, there will be more women joining the world of work. In the same manner, more men will realize the importance of shared responsibilities in the home.

Educating children as one important function of the family is becoming more and more responsibility of the school alone. Younger school-age is becoming more popular. In the future, hiring outside help to rear infants might become the norm.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Life Span

As population increases so do the number of young and old. One-room housing units are built and apartment size furniture are designed and constructed to suit the needs of the newlyweds. In our culture, our elderly live with the family but there will come a time when families will adopt the present practice in other countries where the old people are housed in places that are established to care for the elderly. In such countries, provisions are made and specialized housing are planned and constructed. These are usually one floor houses with safety features which make living easier and more pleasant for the elderly.

Friday, May 14, 2010


It is almost always difficult to accept the death of a loved one. Those left behind ask why it happened to them and to people they loved so much. Learning to accept death as a natural occurrence or an unavoidable part of life is one of the hardest adjustments the family has to undergo.

Death in the family becomes a time for more understanding loving, supporting, and comforting. The strengthened bond between family members makes grief easier to handle and helps to point out that there is a whole lot more to live for.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The birth of a new baby is only one example of a new family member. When older brothers and sisters marry, they may bring their wives and husbands to live with the family. Relatives, a cousin, or a grandparent, may come to live with the family.

This will require the old and new members to make some adjustments. New division of household work, new routines, new schedule. These adjustments are necessary to make things for both parties a lot easier.

Adjusting to a new member is no easy job, but once you get to being with the new member. you will realize that having a new members is fun and interesting.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Cardiomyopathy literally means "heart muscle" (Myo= muscle, pathy= disease) It is the deterioration of the function of the myocardium (i.e., the actual heart muscle) for any reason. People with cardioyopathy are often at rick of arrhythmia and/or sudden cardiac death.

Extrinsic cardiomyopathies

These are cardiomyopathies where the primary pathology is outside the myocardium itself. Most cardiomyopathies are extrinsic, because by far the most common cause of a cardiomyopathy is ischemia. The World Health Organization calls these specific cardiomyopathies:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Nutritional diseases
  • Ischemic (or non-ischaemic) cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertensive cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular cardiomyopathy
  • Inflammatory cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy secondary to a systemic metabolic disease
  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • Diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy