Headache pain

Headache pain is a common occurrence and it’s often not easy to figure out when someone needs to worry about their headache.

Headaches can be related to environmental or lifestyle factors such as stress, the way you sleep, the amount of time spent sitting, and even looking at a computer screen for too long.

The duration of headache pain is variable and may last from hours to years. The duration of headache pain may also depend on the type of underlying condition that causes it and on the person’s age.

If your headache is accompanied by additional symptoms like fever, difficulty speaking or swallowing, numbness of the face or arm on one side of the body, confusion or mental changes like not remembering what you did yesterday, then this may be something more serious and requires immediate medical attention.

Tension headaches – κεφαλαλγίες – are headaches that are caused by stress or emotions. These headaches can range from moderate to severe, and they usually occur on both sides of the head. Tension headache is a type of headache that affects people of all ages.

As with tension-type headache, migraine headache is an episodic pain that usually affects one side or both sides of the head and may be preceded by an aura (a group of symptoms that include sensory disturbances and difficulty in speech). Migraine without aura is more common in children than adults; however, migraine with aura has been found to affect people in their early adolescence. The frequency and severity of migraines may change over time for any person.

Yacht Charter in Greece

Sail across Greece on board of your own charter yacht!

Staying at home or going on a long term yacht charter vacation !?

Sail across Greece on board of your own charter yacht

There is a time when we are faced with a choice. In fact, this happens all the time, every day, many times a day. Most of the time this decision making is simply about the type of food we will have or how will the late afternoon be spent; coffee at the nearby bar (only in case its sunny and terrace is open) or at home watching a game show or a news update.

When it comes to yacht charter holidays, the decision making is at times much more complex. Do you go for a weeks sailing or should it be two weeks. Ideally, 10 day charter is what serious yacht charterers will always consider. However, at times this process is not so simple. What if you would like to consider taking the whole summer off and sailing across Greece on a long term yacht charter basis ? It certainly isn’t for everyone and its even more certain that not many will attempt to do it.

However there are plenty of companies for bareboat yacht charter in Greece . There is no point of listing them right here. A simple google search will provide plenty of results.

Andros island Greece

Andros island Greece

Only 2 hours ferry ride from the port of Rafina in Athens, Andros Greece is a lovely island with distinctive Cycladic style. Beaches are both organized or secluded, making holidays in Andros a truly relaxing experience. Batsi, Gavrio and Agios Petros are the most popular tourist places on the island, located on the western side.

Ormos beach, on the eastern side, is great for windsurfing. Chora is the main village of Andros, distinguishing for its gorgeous architecture and the elegant mansions. Due to its rich marine activity in the past century, the locals have constructed impressive mansions all over the island.

General information

In order to organize better your Andros holidays, have a look in our website with detailed information on sightseeing, villages, beaches and museums on the island. Also see photos, 360 pictures and maps to get a better understanding of the location.


Many hotels in Andros island are found in Chora, the capital town. Cycladic and Venetian mansions of Chora have been transformed into family hotels and apartments. More modern accommodations are also available in the seaside. Batsi, the most tourist village on the island, offers lovely hotels and apartments right on the beach. Agios Petros, Gavrio and Korthi also have few rooms to rent. Andros holidays will offer you valuable moments to cherish.

Check more info and map of andros island greece

Tooth decay


To treat a cavity, the first step is to remove the decayed part of the tooth.
The dental “drill”, called a handpiece, remains the technique of choice for removing tooth decay. High-speed handpieces make treatment quicker and more comfortable than in the past, although children still may feel vibrations during the process.
Once the decay is removed, the next step is filling the hole where the decay was. Talk to a pediatric dentist about which of the many choices of filling materials is best for the child.
The Kid’s Dentist uses composites for the tooth filling material. These tooth-colored fillings are made from durable plastics called composite resins. Similar in color and texture to natural teeth, the fillings are less noticeable and more attractive than other types of fillings. Your child can smile, talk and eat with confidence. Certain tooth-colored filling materials (such as glass ionomers) even release fluoride, resulting in a tooth that is more resistant to decay. In addition, tooth-colored fillings are compatible with dental sealants. A tooth can be filled and sealed at the same time to provide extra decay protection.

It’s cool to be a geek, EU tells women

It’s cool to be a geek, EU tells women

BRUSSELS Thu Mar 6, 2014 2:04pm EST

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European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes holds a news conference on the European Commission telecoms package in Brussels September 12, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman


A lack of women in high-tech jobs is costing the European Union billions of euros, the bloc’s technology Commissioner Neelie Kroes said on Thursday, starting a campaign to attract women into a sector that faces a deepening skills shortage.

Only nine in 100 European app developers are women and women make up less than 30 percent of Europe’s information and communications technology (ICT) workforce, according to figures from the Commission, the EU executive.

If the sector’s skills shortage continues it will undermine European competitiveness, Kroes said. Solving it would ease the EU unemployment problem.

Figures released by the Commission on Thursday showed the European ICT sector had more than 400,000 job vacancies in February, a figure the EU executive predicts will rise to more than 500,000 in 2015 and more than 900,000 in 2020.

But the number studying technology at university is stable for men and falling for women.

“Attracting more women to tech careers is an economic imperative,” Neelie Kroes said of the initiative, launched as part of Saturday’s International Women’s Day.

“If women held digital jobs as frequently as men, the European GDP could be boosted annually by around 9 billion euros ($12 billion),” she said, quoting a new study carried out by the Commission.

In the high-tech sector, women are particularly under-represented at management level. The percentage of women bosses is 19.2 percent compared with 45.2 percent in other sectors.

The research found that organizations that seek to nurture women in management achieve a 35 percent higher return on equity and 34 percent better return to shareholders than comparable organizations without a policy on inclusion.

The Commission’s campaign seeks to encourage young women to study and pursue technology careers by celebrating role models and online videos of the sector’s most inspiring women.

“ICT is no longer for the geeky few – it is cool, and it is the future!” Kroes said in a Twitter message.

Rhodes Greece (Rhodos) history


The Greek island of Rhodes has a “colossal” history, and it was home to one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. The Colossus of Rhodes was erected in 293 B.C., which stood on the island until being destroyed by an earthquake around 227 B.C. It is a land rich in history, and filled with tales of war, conquest, re-conquest and finally liberation.

Documented history of Rhodes dates back to 1500 B.C. when the Mycenanean Greeks conquered the island. Three major city-states were founded, and these included Ialyssos, Lindos and Kamiros. The Persians later conquered much of the island in 491 B.C., but the city-state of Lindos held out and later Rhodians acceded to the Athenian alliance during the Classical Age.

The island was part of the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire. King Richard I of England, the Lionhearted, visited Rhodes during the Third Crusade in 1191 A.D. He plundered the island of various goods and animals and recruited soldiers to join his army. Many of these men would return however with more plunder on their minds, and 10 years later during the Fourth Crusade the Crusader knights besieged and took the island by force from the Byzantines. The Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem bought the island in 1309 A.D., only to leave in 1522 A.D. when it fell to the invading Turks.

For the next 400 years the island was part of Ottoman Empire, until 1912 when the Italians, with the help of the Greek inhabitants, wrestled control. After the Second World War Rhodes finally became part of Greece again on March 7, 1948.

Family Vacation In Greece

Looking for a vacation that the whole family can enjoy? Guess what. Greece is a fun destination for families and how could not be as Greeks adore children. Family vacation in Greece constitute a perfect mix between leisure time for the parents and recreation for the children. In Greek summers the sun shines all the time and the sea blue takes over. You and your family while in Greece will have the chance to swim in clear, safe water, as most of the beaches are "blue flaged", visit archaeological sites and enjoy incredible food. The are no special vaccinations required and no special medicine perscribed.


  • It is difficult to find hotel room suitable for four (4) or five (5) people. Common hote rooms are 2 single beded with small balcony and sometimes a small refregator. There are studios or other options for 4 – 5 persons, however you have to book in advance in order to be safe.
  • Most restaurants are not designed for small kids. Finding high chairs is almost imposible.


  • September is definitely slower than July or August. Hotel rooms are easier to find and you’ll probably get about a 10% or 20% discount off the high season price. Weather is perfect also, allthought there might be high winds.
  • If you’re going to any of the most popular islands ( Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Crete (Chania or Rethymno)) in July or August you need to book in advance
  • If you have a large party of 4 or more people it’s best that you book in advance

5 Best Greek Islands for Kids

Each Greek island has its own beauty, however there are some which might be perfect (or better than the others) for family vacation

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Santorini as stated and discovered by Greeks at http://www.vacation-in-greece.gr/santorini/

Oia Santorini Santorini Santorini is arguably Greece’s most beautiful island and also the most photographed of all the Greek islands. The views and above all, the stunning sunsets at Oia (pronounced “ia”) attracts thousands of tourists every year. The island is also one of the most popular destinations for people travelling on a honeymoon. The nightlife on the island is moderately busy in high summer and if you want to rub shoulders with the jet-set, you should certainly set off to Oia on the north west coast.

Santorini is a volcanic island and its dramatic scenery make the island ideal for groups of friends, couples and those who do not have great demands on golden beaches. The east coast is lined with black volcanic sand that stands in beautiful contrast to all the traditional sugar cube houses. The north of the island is a paradise for those who snorkel or dive, there is much to look at.

Southern Santorini offers a lot of small beaches with sandy bottom. The large beaches of Santorini offer all different kinds of water sports and many excursion boats. The Glass Bottom Boat is to recommend on Santorini, and the boats that travel to the tiny neighbouring island of Thirassia in the west. Fira, the capital of Santorini You will find Fira the capital of Santorini, on the terraces towards the sea, here you are presented with wonderful views. This is where you will find the port of Skala Firon, which is easily accessed by steep stairs (600 steps) or by cable car. Fira is a pleasant town with cobblestone streets, pedestrian streets and narrow alleyways. You will also find a large square lined with cafés and many interesting shops to browse in. Fira is also known for all their jewellery shops and you are guaranteed to make a bargain here. Oia Oia is one of the most photographed Greek resorts is located up on the north west coast. There are not many residents remaining in the heart of the resort; it has mostly been transformed into boutiques, trendy cafés and restaurants. Many artists have chosen to settle here and in the narrow streets you will find lots of art galleries and shops selling art.

It is also here where you should sit down to watch the sunset, the cafés are usually crowded until it’s time for the sun to slowly sink into the sea. Spontaneous applause is not uncommon and you get goose bumps of the spectacle. There is an interesting naval museum in Oia, which is worth a visit. Do you want a luxurious vacation and rub shoulders with the jet-set then you must choose one of Oias many five star hotels. Oia sunset Facts about Santorini Inhabitants: 10.000

Capital: Fira

Airport: Santorini Thira National Airport

Local transport: Local bus, taxi, car hire, moped and motorcycle hire Santorini Accommodation  Santorini hotels are filling the whole island, especially in the beach resorts. Most of the hotel are built according to the traditional architecture of the island which is protected by the locals. Check out Hotels in Santorini, Greece Getting there From Athinios port on the west coast you can take a boat to Piraeus. There are also ferries and boats to all islands in the Cyclades, Crete and Skiathos. Do not miss Near Fira lies the villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli high on a hill with spectacular views. Stop by and enjoy the view and eat lunch at one of the local taverns. Both villages have narrow winding streets where you can take many beautiful holiday photos.

Santorini’s archaeological museum is located in the capital, Fira.

Visit Oia, drink coffee in any trendy café and watch the sunset. Did you know? In the village Mess Aria near Kamari, you will find the island’s wine museum, a tour and wine tasting included in the admission ticket.

Funeral poems

The following funeral poems were written by other people who experienced the pain of losing someone dear. It is likely that you will be able to relate to some of these and if by any chance you ever feel inspired to write your own poem for your parents funeral service, for example, or in loving memory of someone else, be sure to send it to us, and we shall post them for you. In addition we added a solid number of funeral songs. All of the poems will be and are credited.

God Only Takes The Best by Christopher Warner

God saw that she was getting tired and a cure was not meant to be
So He Put His Arms Around Her And Whispered “Come With Me”
With Tearful Eyes We Watched Her Suffer And Watched Her Fade Away
Although We Loved Her Dearly We Could Not Make Her Stay
A Golden Heart Stopped Beating And A Warm Loving Heart To Rest
GOD Broke Our Hearts To Prove To Us That He Only Takes The Best

In Our Hearts by Rose de Leon

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Memorial address by Hamasaki Ayumi

I remember I went to sleep late that night feeling uneasy
And had a very sad dream
The phone started to ring in the morning, breaking the silence
And the premonition became a reality
Leaving an unfading scar on my heart
You became a star by yourself