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Inserting Data Into MySQL From Excel Using VBA

seun asked in an old post of mine, Interfacing with MySQL via Excel; whether it’s possible to submit data from Excel into MySQL.

Yes, it is very much possible to do this. In fact, I’ve written a tutorial on how to do this with the help of VBA.

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Can Smoking And Coffee Consumption Stop Parkinson’s?

I stumbled upon this article from Xinhua stating that smokers and coffee drinkers are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. Quoting the article:

Smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee may protect people from Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study in the April issue of Archives of Neurology out Tuesday.

“What this study tells us is there is something about cigarette smoking and consuming caffeine that alters the biology underpinning of Parkinson’s disease,” said Professor William Scott,a leading researcher at the Institute of Human Genomics at the University of Miami.

I did find an exerpt of the study on Arch Neurol and it has this conclusion: Inverse associations of smoking and caffeine were corroborated using families with PD, thus emphasizing smoking and caffeine as important covariates to consider in genetic studies of PD.

Yet another reason (or excuse) for smokers to continue their habit 😉

Using Boundaries To Help You Overcome Smoking

I’ll be frank with you; I still smoke. Nevertheless, I think I manage to reduce my smoking habit significantly. Four years ago, I was on three king size boxes a day. Effectively smoking 60 cigarettes daily.

Now, one box lasts for two days, sometimes three. On Fridays, I’d only buy a smaller box containing 14 sticks, and they usually last until the following Monday afternoon.

Here I’ll share with you what I call the Boundary Method which I’ve been using to reduce my smoking habit and hopefully kick it altogether some time soon.

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