11 June 2009

i was born this way

but if you need help, i asked wiki for you

If you are a born leader, clever and pretty, it is just possible that you can be an Alpha female, like someone else you know personally who leads well and aspires to beat the proverbial glass ceiling.
  1. Be extraordinarily confident. In order to be an Alpha you have to have confidence in yourself. There is no beating around the bush when it comes to being a leader. So start by meeting and networking with 3 new people each day. You don't have to like them but you will be using courage and this will build up your confidence a great deal.
  2. Practice making yourself look good. People are depending on you to be a fashion leader, able to wear a varied wardrobe with elegance, flair and style. This will also make you feel better about yourself.
  3. Develop a group of genuine friends. It isn't possible to be an Alpha without having a group of friends or clique that will let you lead them. An Alpha will also stay true to this group and make sure that it doesn't fall apart. That displays leadership skills to their highest degree.
  4. Spread the word. When your clique is established, try to make it known - that is, if you want to be popular. You can even think of something "ah-dorable" to call your clique. Do stuff together , such as Friday night sleepovers.
  5. Try your best to look your best. Make a good first impression on anybody you meet. You don't have to wear designer EVERYTHING to look good! Just be sure to choose clothing that:
    • Fits you. Whether it's too tight or too loose, it always looks horrible and is flattering on NOBODY, not even celebs.
    • Is comfortable. Avoid being in a bad mood by not buying ANYTHING uncomfortable: itchy, etc.
    • Is flattering to your figure. You want the clothing to look good on you, correct?
  6. Accessorize and give your clothing your very own personal touch! Make sure it's unique and completely original. Examples of how you can add your personal touch to them are- a piece of jewelry that you always wear, etc. Be sure that your shoes and accessories go with your outfit and benefit it.
  7. Be happy with your life. Who would want to be friends with a person who is in a bad mood all the time? Try to be optimistic about everything and try to keep your cool and not have a meltdown when something bad happens.
  8. The alpha female results from the ideals of feminism. If you are strongly supportive of feminist views and admire smart, talented women who can take charge, you are one step closer to become the alpha female. I disagree with using appearance as the only measuring tool. The root of an alpha female is much deeper than that.

you don't have to be a BITCH to be an ALPHA female

eww peppermint, in an oil?

yes idiot
in an oil

What It Is Used For

  • Peppermint oil has been used for a variety of health conditions, including nausea, indigestion, and cold symptoms.
  • Peppermint oil is also used for headaches, muscle and nerve pain, and stomach and bowel conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.

How It Is Used

Essential oil of peppermint can be taken in very small doses in capsule or liquid forms. The essential oil can also be diluted with another oil and applied to the skin.

What the Science Says

  • Results from several studies suggest that peppermint oil may improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
  • A few studies have found that peppermint oil, in combination with caraway oil, may help relieve indigestion, but this evidence is preliminary.
  • Although there are some promising results, there is no clear-cut evidence to support the use of peppermint oil for other health conditions.

Side Effects and Cautions

  • Peppermint oil appears to be safe for most adults when used in small doses. Possible side effects include allergic reactions and heartburn.
  • Capsules containing peppermint oil are often coated to reduce the likelihood of heartburn. If they are taken at the same time as medicines such as antacids, this coating can break down more quickly and increase the risk of heartburn and nausea.
  • Tell your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.


  • Peppermint. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Accessed on December 28, 2006.
  • Peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita L.). Natural Standard Database Web site. Accessed on December 28, 2006.
  • Peppermint. In: Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckman J, eds. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:297–303.

For More Information

NCCAM Clearinghouse

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CAM on PubMed

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NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

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NIH National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus

Peppermint Oil Listing: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-peppermint.html

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    Green tea can help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

    Antioxidants in green tea may prevent and reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study from CWRU's School of Medicine study published in the April 13 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    The study examined the effects of green tea polyphenols on collagen-induced arthritis in mice, which is similar to rheumatoid arthritis in humans. Polyphenols are chemicals that occur naturally in certain foods, including green tea, and many work as antioxidants to protect the body from oxidative stress that causes disease.

    In each of three different study groups, the mice given the green tea polyphenols were significantly less likely to develop arthritis. Of the 18 mice that received the green tea, only eight (44 percent) developed arthritis. Among the 18 mice that did not receive the green tea, all but one (94 percent) developed arthritis. In addition, researchers noted that the eight arthritic mice that received the green tea polyphenols developed less severe forms of arthritis.

    "For many generations, in some parts of the world -- including India, China and Japan -- green tea has been considered to possess health-promoting potential by preventing many illnesses that cause substantial mortality and morbidity in humans," said lead author Tariq M. Haqqi, associate professor of medicine at CWRU.

    "Extensive laboratory research and the epidemiologic findings of the last 15 years have revealed that polyphenolic compounds present in green tea may prevent the onset and subsequent progression of a variety of illnesses. Perhaps now arthritis can be added to the list."

    Tea is one of the most commonly consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. However, only 20 percent of the tea consumed worldwide is green tea. The remainder is black tea.

    "Many polyphenols in green tea possess much more potent antioxidant activity than well-known antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E," said Haqqi.

    Although there is no epidemiologic data, anecdotal evidence indicates that people in countries where green tea is consumed are far less likely to have rheumatoid arthritis, said the study's senior author, Hasan Mukhtar, professor of dermatology.

    In the United States, however, this debilitating disease has been diagnosed in more than 2 million people. Extensive research, pioneered at CWRU School of Medicine during the past decade, has shown that antioxidants present in green tea possess cancer-preventing and anti-inflammatory properties.

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints. There is no cure for the disease. Instead, physicians control the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis with pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications, which in turn slow the damage to the joints.

    "The study suggests a preventive approach to rheumatoid arthritis. A slight modification in your lifestyle -- adding green tea to your diet -- could reduce your risk of this disease," said Mukhtar. "The extract given to the mice was the equivalent of a human drinking four cups of green tea a day."

    In three independent experiments, six mice received water with green tea polyphenols, while six others received plain drinking water. All of the mice then were injected with collagen to induce arthritis and were studied for 40 days. One group was examined for a total of 85 days to ensure that the green tea compound was not merely delaying the onset of the disease.

    In the first experiment, two of the six mice given green tea polyphenols and all six of the mice given plain water developed arthritis. In the second experiment, three of six in the green tea subset and again all six in the water group had arthritis. The incidence of arthritis in the third experiment was three of six in the green tea group and five of six among the other mice.

    The study also shows the mice that developed arthritis despite receiving green tea polyphenols had a less severe form of arthritis.

    "This study, in the most widely used and accepted animal model system that closely mimics the human disease, clearly shows that mice given green tea polyphenols in water were significantly protected from the development of arthritis, and, if they did develop the disease, its severity was mild," Haqqi concluded.

    The Arthritis Foundation funded the research. For more information about the foundation or information about managing arthritis, call 1-800-283-7800.

    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a physician, dietician or nutritionist.

    If you have any questions on your health, please consult your health professional.

    The article is available on the journal's Web site at PNAS