Daily Archives: April 10, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 04/10/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Today you might decide to sequester yourself at home, catch your breath, get your thoughts together, and recall the events of the past several days. You will also plan for the future, Taurus, as you feel especially optimistic and energetic enough to pursue whatever goals you have. At some point you’re likely to share this with a close friend and seek his or her support and opinion.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Juan Santamaría Day

Today’s Holiday:
Juan Santamaría Day

Juan Santamaría is remembered as a national hero in Costa Rica. The country had been threatened in 1856 by William Walker, an American imperialist who planned to conquer Central America and use its citizens for slave labor. Santamaría, a 19-year-old drummer boy from the town of Alajeula, was part of the makeshift militia that fought off Walker’s forces. Juan Santamaría Day is actually a week-long festival of parades, concerts, and marching bands throughout the country, with the biggest celebrations in Alajuela. The official holiday is on April 11, the anniversary of Santamaría’s death. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Septimius Severus (145 CE)

Today’s Birthday:
Septimius Severus (145 CE)

Severus became emperor of Rome in 193 CE, also known as the “Year of the Five Emperors.” In the months before he ascended the throne, two emperors were assassinated and a third—Didius Julianus—earned the position by buying it from the Praetorian Guard. With the empire in disarray, Severus marched on Rome, ousted Julianus, and was proclaimed emperor. He then built himself a strong army that would protect both him and his empire. It is said that he gave what advice to his sons before his death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak (1965)

This Day in History:
Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak (1965)

During the Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak of 1965, as many as 78 tornados—47 of which were confirmed—hit the midwestern US over the course of 11 hours. Affecting Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa, the outbreak resulted in 271 deaths, thousands of injuries, and widespread damage. In Indiana alone, it killed 137 people and injured more than 1,200, becoming the deadliest tornado outbreak in the state’s history. Overall, it was the third deadliest outbreak on record. Which was the deadliest? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry Fielding

Quote of the Day:
Henry Fielding

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Olives

Article of the Day:

Differences in appearance, flavor, and oil content distinguish different varieties of olives, of which there are several hundred. Many have been cultivated since ancient times, with some developed especially for oil extraction. Of the olives meant for eating, green ones are picked when full-grown but unripe and are often pitted and stuffed with pimientos or anchovies. Ripe olives, usually purplish black, are richer in oil. According to Greek mythology, the olive was a gift to mankind from whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: catch (on) fire

Idiom of the Day:
catch (on) fire

To begin to burn, usually after being touched by an existing fire. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: pitfall

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An unsuspected difficulty or danger.

Synonyms: booby trap

Usage: She’s like a gentle little doe feeding on lilies—she doesn’t dream of the pitfalls ahead of her.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

9 Places You Can Get Great Business Books for Free | HuffPost


9 Places You Can Get Great Business Books for Free

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford

When you live in the business world, continuing to seek knowledge and staying up to-date with the latest industry trends is vital. If not, you risk falling behind your competitors. And, what better place to keep expanding your knowledge than through eBooks?

While books are the best source material for continuing your business education, you may be on a tight budget if you’re an entrepreneur or potential small business owner. Thankfully, there are numerous online locations where you can read a great business book. And, here’s nine of them.

This site claims to be “the world’s largest free ebooks directory”. And, there actually is a little truth to that statement. They offer over 500 free eBooks you can download in PDF that discuss categories ranging from entrepreneurship, online businesses, investing, the economy, sales, and finance.

Launched in 2008,

E-Books Directory

is resource that provides links to free downloadable eBooks. If you’re concerned about being sent to a questionable site, have no fear. The website makes sure that links are legit. In the business section of the directory you download books like


, and the classic

by Napoleon Hill.

The origins of Barnes & Noble go back to 1886, but since 2009 the largest retail bookseller in the U.S. has become a popular destination for eBook readers. And, believe it not, Barnes & Noble is also a great place to find some free eBooks. In fact, there over 2,100 free eBooks that focus on business, economics, and marketing on their site.

Founded in 1971 to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks,” Project Gutenberg is the oldest digital library. In fact, Project Gutenberg offers more than 49,000 free eBooks that you can download or just read online, such as



Established in Denmark in 1988, Bookboon was designed specifically for students and business professionals. There are currently around 100 free eBooks that have been written by business professionals exclusively for Bookboon covering accounting, human resource management, and self-motivation.

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Google launched this service back in 2004 that scans books and magazines and stores the text in its database. While there are hundreds of publications for business leaders to digest through Google, most of the books and magazines are designed to be used as references, such as


Launched in 2006, the Open Library is intended to be “one web page for every book ever published.” The open project currently has over 20 million records collected from the Library of Congress, Amazon.com, as well as from contributions by users through a Wiki-like interface. As for business related books, there are more than 223,000 publications that cover business basics, management, customer service, and economics.

8. Foboko

Founded in 2012, Foboko is a unique selection on this list. Unlike most locations that provide access to free eBooks, Foboko is a community for writers to work on and publish their books. That doesn’t mean the free business books found on the site second tier. There are fourteen pages of valuable eBooks where you can find everything from starting a business, business ethics in specific parts of the world, management advice, and guides for entrepreneurs.

9. Amazon

We’re all familiar with Amazon, which was founded back in 1994. Like many other eCommerce sites, Amazon has been selling digital goods as well. If you have a Kindle, you can use Amazon to pretty much purchase any book you can think. However, Amazon offers over 1,000 free business and money related books (not all of them are strictly business related so you do have to look through the list) that discuss how you can make money in real estate, from home, or writing. There are also eBooks that cover trading, investments, and advice on starting a small business. You do need an Amazon account to access these books.

With so many free resources out there, you have no excuse to not keep learning! Do you have other resources you rely on? Feel free to share them in the comments section.



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Urine pH | Medical Tests | UCSF Medical Center


Urine pH


A urine pH test measures the level of acid in urine.

Alternative Names

pH – urine

How the Test is Performed

After you provide a urine sample, it is tested right away. The health care provider uses a dipstick made with a color-sensitive pad. The color change on the dipstick tells the provider the level of acid in your urine.

If needed, the provider may ask you to collect your urine at home over 24 hours. Your provider will tell you how to do this. Follow instructions exactly so that the results are accurate.

How to Prepare for the Test

Your provider may tell you to stop taking certain medicines that can affect the results of the test. These may include:

  • Acetazolamide
  • Ammonium chloride
  • Methenamine mandelate
  • Potassium citrate
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Thiazide diuretic

DO NOT stop taking any medicine before talking to your provider.

Eat a normal, balanced diet for several days before the test. Note that:

  • A diet high in fruits, vegetables, or non-cheese dairy products can increase your urine pH.
  • A diet high in fish, meat products, or cheese can decrease your urine pH.

How the Test will Feel

The test involves only normal urination. There is no discomfort.

Why the Test is Performed

Your provider may order this test to check for changes in your urine acid levels. It may be done to see if you:

  • Are at risk of kidney stones. Different types of stones can form depending on how acidic your urine is.
  • Need to take certain medicines to treat urinary tract infections. Some medicines are more effective when urine is acidic or non-acidic (alkaline).

Normal Results

The normal values range from pH 4.6 to pH 8.0.

The examples above are common measurements for results of these tests. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.

What Abnormal Results Mean

A high urine pH may be due to:

  • Kidneys that do not properly remove acids (kidney tubular acidosis, also known as renal tubular acidosis)
  • Kidney failure
  • Stomach pumping (gastric suction)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting

A low urine pH may be due to:

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Too much acid in the body fluids (metabolic acidosis), such as diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Starvation


There are no risks with this test.


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Review Date: 8/29/2015

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