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Top 8 bad habits you should quit today

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Habits are elements that we have decided run our lives. They are routines and behaviors that we do automatically performing or behaviors we have good habits like brushing our teeth and taking a shower .

Just like good habits, we tend to perform our bad habits daily like it’s our ritual. But our bad habits have serious consequences and may result in stress and anxiety.

Here are the top 8 bad habits we should quit immediately.

1. Being with People Who Don’t Appreciate You

Avoid trying to make people love you. This by doing for them things that please them.No matter what you do be 100% sure their feelings towards you would not change. They will never be there for you as much as you are there for them. Start spending time with people who genuinely love and appreciate you.

2. Drugs and alcohol

This ranges from smoking, using injectable drugs like heroin, and sniffing drugs like cocaine. Cigarette smoking automatically reduces a person’s life span but also passive smoking can affect those close to you. Alcohol drinking increases the chances of heart and liver diseases and even cancer. Any other drug substance interferes with normal brain functions.

You can avoid drinking alcohol by cutting down on the amount you consume or quitting altogether.

3. Eating Junk Food

When anytime you feel hungry you think of ordering takeout from the famous fast food places like KFC for your fries, burgers and fried chicken or pizza joints then it is a bad habit you should get rid of. Though you can not truly rid yourself of eating junk food you should eat it in moderation and even incorporate exercise. Practice clean eating like eating vegetables and fruits and replacing the diet soda with blended smoothies and water.

4.Being in bad relationships

You get yourself stuck in a relationship you know is not good for you is a bad habit. Check out the people you choose to socialize with. It will save you from dating jerks whose only intention will be to ruin your life

5. Watching Too Much TV and spending a lot of time on the internet

Spending a lot of time on your tv following up on your favorite show is a bad habit. and also taking up a lot of time on your phone and gadget. You can reduce the time you use your device by doing other activities like exercise and even meditation.

6. Being Late

Be on time for all your meet-ups and activities. When you are meeting someone arrive 15 minutes earlier. This shields you from constant apologies and avoids creating a bad impression.

7.Nail biting

It’s not just a bad habit but a harmful habit at best. It may lead to dental problems, stomach issues, and deformed fingers. Mostly you bite your nails when you are stressed or anxious. You have to identify what triggers your nail-biting habit and look for an alternative for that.

8. Leaving Things to the Last Minute and procrastination

Always learn to plan ahead and avoid those last-minute deadlines. When you do things last minute it’s mentally draining and leaves you tense and anxious.

Procrastinating your duties is also not a good way of leaving. It might be too late when you finally finish the duty.

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Conclusion

To avoid stress and anxiety tr quitting these bad habits. Some habits like using drugs and alcohol are harmful to our bodies. Smoking leads to lung cancer ad reduces our lifespan.

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Rottweiler Dog Breed Information and Personality Traits

Not recommended for first-time owners, the rottweiler needs extensive and continuous socialization to be a good family companion. However, this intelligent, confident dog is easy to keep despite its size.

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Rottweiler At a glance

Size:

Weight Range:

Male: 85-135 lbs.
Female: 80-100 lbs.

Height at Withers:

Male: 26 in.

Female: 24 in.

Features:

Floppy ears (naturally)

Expectations:

Exercise Requirements: >40 minutes/day

Bred For:

Cattle drover, guardian, draft

Coat:

Length: Short
Characteristics: Flat
Colors: Black with tan markings
Overall Grooming Needs: Low


Energy Level: Bred to work
Longevity Range: 8-11 yrs.

History:

Rottweilers rank as one of the most ancient breeds. They accompanied the Romans through Germany, driving their cattle and guarding outposts. Many were left behind and, in the town of Rottweil in southern Germany, they became the breed we know today. Rottweilers are considered to be in the mastiff family. Rottweilers were instrumental in the development of the Doberman Pinscher much later.

Today they work in security and herding.

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This issue of being legislators and salaried employees at the same time is a dilemma for Kenya

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It is not possible to be, physically, found in different places at the same time. You cannot have your cake and eat it.

The work for members of Parliament and county assembly is part time. The Constitution does not oblige them to be salaried (full time employees).

They should only be remunerated by being paid appropriate allowances whenever they avail themselves for representation, legislation and oversight activities.

Earn Appropriate Allowances

Therefore, MPs, rightly, earn appropriate allowances but use their privileged position to steal from the public by making themselves salaried.

It is unconstitutional and irregular for legislators to be salaried. The Constitution presumes that those offering themselves for election or nomination.

To legislative Chambers are patriotic leaders, ready to sacrifice for Kenya without strings attached.

Required To Renounce

This is why they are not required to renounce their means of earning a living unless they are public service employees who must, voluntarily, resign.

In this context, those who offer themselves for election or nomination to Parliament and County Assembly should be the unemployed. Resignees, retirees, self-employed, or consultants in their own professional fields.

They have the power and authority to allocate their time to allow for representation, legislation and oversight roles of elective offices.

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Lack of Quorum

Lack of quorum experienced in political Chambers is, mostly, a result of the absentee legislators having prioritized their time on personal ventures as opposed to legislative duties.

Full time employees/workers answer to their employers for all the 30 days in a month. They cannot leave their places of work.

To engage in political office work for which they also get remunerated. It is double standards and double payment.

The MPs and MCAs

The MPs and MCAs who are still on payrolls of their former institutions are stealing time from their former employers by being paid salary for 30 days.

Of work per month while some of those days are spent in political Chambers for which they are also paid salaries and allowances.

In short, salaried people are full time employees. They do not qualify to offer themselves for election or nomination.

To Parliament or County Assembly

To Parliament or County Assembly unless they resign from their salaried posts. Or take leave of absence without pay that guarantees them to get back their jobs in future.

They cannot be in political Chambers and other designated offices at the same time. For public information, we have already petitioned the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

To abolish salary for MPs and MCAs and only recommend payment of appropriate allowances. In strict compliance with Article 230 (4) (a) of the Constitution.

On Remuneration and Benefits

On remuneration and benefits of State Officers. This is read with Article 230 (5) (a) on public compensation as a fundamental principle in fiscal sustainability.

This is in line with the understanding that among elected leaders, only the Presidency is, constitutionally, barred from holding any other office (Article 131 (3)) and, therefore, entitled.

To earn salary for a livelihood. Unfortunately, the tenure of the pioneer SRC commissioners expired in December 2017. The new team has not been constituted to consider this long overdue petition. What do others say on this sensitive but grave matter?

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How to Have a Cat If You Have Cat Allergies

Cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies. But contrary to what you might think, it’s not the fur or hair that’s the real problem.

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Cats are avoided by people because they fear or dislike them, there is some hope for those who avoid cats because of fear of allergic reactions. A lot will depend on the nature of your allergies. If yours are of the sneezing, watery eyes, and running nose variety, you may be able to slowly and gradually build up your tolerance to cats.

However, before getting a cat, you should undergo allergy testing first, particularly if you suffer from asthma. For example, about 30 percent of people with allergies are allergic to cats and dogs, but studies show that cat allergies are far higher than that.

Here are tips to help you gain control over your cat allergy symptoms while enjoying the lifelong companionship of a feline.

Cat Allergy Symptoms

It’s tough to miss cat allergy symptoms. They tend to happen whenever there’s a feline nearby or you’ve encountered some cat hair lingering on furniture. Your body’s immune system is reacting to the proteins that are found in a cat’s urine, saliva, or dander. Here is a list of typical cat allergy symptoms you may experience:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Skin rash
  • Nasal congestion
  • Trouble breathing
  • Runny/stuffed nose

Rid Your Home of Other Allergens

If you’re considering bringing a new pet into your home, first rid your home of as many other allergens as possible, including mites, dust, and mold. Most airborne allergens (including cat dander) cling to soft materials such as curtains and drapes, upholstery, and floor coverings. Here are common ways to clear your home of allergens:

  • Substitute blinds for window coverings. If you rent, and can’t get permission to switch them, keep the curtains washed and frequently vacuum the drapes.
  • If possible, replace overstuffed upholstered furniture with leather.
  • Eliminate decorative scented candles, potpourri, and plug-in air fresheners, all of which can exacerbate allergy symptoms.
  • Consider replacing wall-to-wall carpeting with wood or tile floors. Otherwise, thoroughly vacuum carpeting regularly.

Consider Allergy Medication

Medication is often the first thing people consider when dealing with a cat allergy. Over-the-counter or prescription medication, natural remedies such as BioAllers, or a series of allergy shots (immunotherapy) are all worth investigating. Keep in mind that you should always check with your physician or allergist before embarking on a new treatment.

Visit Friends With Cats

Choose to visit a friend with an outgoing cat to allow you to get up close and personal with a feline, but on a limited basis. Ask your friend to choose a time when the cat is fed, comfortable, and relaxed. Ask your friend permission to use an allergy relief spray or wipes on the cat if necessary while you’re visiting. 

Use your allergy medication half an hour before the arranged time. When you arrive, let the cat set the pace. You may be greeted by being sniffed at your feet and legs at first. You can dangle your hand to see if the cat rubs up against it, which can indicate petting is acceptable. If your allergies are still under control, you might allow the cat to jump onto your lap. Make your visit about 15 minutes at the most to keep both you and the cat comfortable.

In another week or two, visit again with the same cat, and stay longer, up to half an hour. Begin to branch out and visit other friends with cats.

Consider Hypoallergenic Breeds

There are a few breeds of cats considered to be hypoallergenic, or at least helpful to those with allergies, including the following breeds:

  • Sphynx: These cats have very fine, sparse hair.
  • Rex: Certain rex breeds, like the Devon Rex have fine, wavy or curly hair that may not trap dander the way thicker coats do.
  • Siberian: These cats lack the Fel d 1 protein in their saliva that becomes dander after grooming, a characteristic that may be good for those with allergies.

To find out more information about these specific breeds, see if there’s a local cat show you can attend where you can observe them. Many cat breed clubs hold shows highlighting individual breeds.

Visit Your Local Animal Shelter

Once you feel that your allergies are under control, consider adoption. Here’s how to navigate a trip to your local animal shelter or a cat adoption event.

  • Dress in comfortable, casual clothes.
  • Remember to take any allergy medications beforehand.
  • Prepare to spend an hour or so at the shelter or event.
  • Take a few cats, one at a time, into a private room, if available, and spend some time with each one.

It’s often been said that cats usually chose their humans, so let a cat’s actions guide you in your choice. You may need to visit the shelter several times before you find the cat that fits your lifestyle.

Make sure your home is completely prepared for a new pet. Once you have made your choice, talk to the personnel, tell them about your allergies, and ask if the cat may be returned, as a last resort, if your allergies are aggravated once you bring the pet home. As a last tip, try to restrict your new cat from going into your bedroom so you can sleep free of even the faintest of allergy symptoms.

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