. As if this isnt beaten into our heads enough, we now have another reason to get our butts, or brains, to the gym. Your brain needs circulation, blood flow, and oxygen just as much as other organs and muscles do in order to function productively. Accordingly, aerobic exercise has been found to reduce brain cell loss in elderly patients and allows for new cells to grow. There arent requirements on duration so long as you are actively exercising each day or regularly.
Feed Your Brain
. Research shows eating a diet specifically low in fat and cholesterol but high in protein and sugar can reduce the risk of developing dementia and side effects leading to the disease. We what body healthy is but what is brain healthy? If youre on a clean eating diet now youre on the right track. Staying away from foods high in fat will greatly reduce the risk of blood clots as they greatly increase your risk in the development of Alzheimers. Products such as vegetables and dark skinned fruits promote excellent brain health because of the antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients they provide directly, rather than from a pill. Also recommended are nuts and cold water fish for the omega 3 fatty acids they contain.
Become a Social Butterfly
. Staying close with friends and family and being involved in social activities and social situations can greatly contribute to a long life of strong cognitive health. (NOTE This does not promote ditching Tips 1 & 2 and only maintaining a large social group!) Along with physical exercise and a healthy diet, you should be incorporating activities into your life to maintain those social skills we developed and honed as kids. Keeping your brain active through conversation can make an enormous difference as you age. Not only that, but if you work out with a friend or work with your partner to maintain a healthy diet, you can kill two birds with one stone.
Let your Brain Work
. If youve nailed Tips 1 3 youre doing great but Tip 4 is where many people struggle including me. In a time with so much technology around us, its hard to turn off Angry Birds or the Kardashians and take 30 minutes to get lost in a book. When is the last time you did a crossword puzzle What about Scrabble? Using games where you have to use strategy to participate, are great ways to keep your brain sharp and active on the inside. We may need exercise to bring our brain some much needed blood flow but let it out of its proverbial cage and play sometimes.Studies show that lower levels of education led to higher risk of Alzheimers, which is possibly due to less mental stimulation. Thats not to say those with higher education levels cant develop Alzheimers as well, but research has shown those individuals developed the disease much later. If you cant possibly read a book or Zen out and prefer to be glued to the computer, do some research on a topic youve always wanted to learn about. If youre going to get butt sores from wasting away on the couch for six hours, make one of the shows you watch a documentary.
. Smoking represents a major risk factor for cancer, heart disease and stroke. These leading causes of death represent an ongoing concern for all Americans. Nonsmokers might consider taking an empathetic approach to smokers who are trying to quit, and parents might use a tough love approach with their children to make sure they dont even start.
Follow your physicians advice
. Your relationship with your physician is critical to your health. Remember, though, that as a consumer of health services your doctor is your employee, so establish a good working relationship based on the understanding that you are the boss of your body. We must develop a proactive attitude toward maintaining our health and take responsibility to change those aspects of our lifestyles that are minimizing our longevity potential. Our physicians can help guide this process.
. Exercise and physical activity continue to emerge as primary components of a healthy lifestyle at any age. Aerobic exercise, weight training and recreation are critical not just to our cardiovascular health but to our brain health, as well. Every time our heart beats, 25 percent of its output goes to our brains quite a large market share! Clearly, maintaining efficient blood flow to our brains through regular exercise promotes health. If you dont exercise regularly, start by walking around the block tonight and build from there.
Reduce the overall calories you consume daily
. We Americans tend not to underconsume anything including food. Yet the leading factor for longevity in animals is caloric restriction. This finding has yet to be demonstrated in humans. However, provided you get your daily nutritional needs from the USDAS food pyramid, you should pay close attention to how much you eat. Follow the advice two physicians gave me: N ever go to bed stuffed, and eat only 80 percent of what you intend to consume at every meal.
Socialize and have fun
. We Americans specialize in stress, with little understanding of how to have fun. We need more time to socialize, celebrate and laugh! Some of us have walls around us that keep other people away. As humans, though, we need to be engaged and to be social. Kofi Annan, the secretary general of the United Nations, once stated that every time we lose an elder from our village, we lose a library. If we begin to think of everyone as a library, it becomes clear that we can learn from others.
Develop your spirituality
. Evidence continues to emerge that prayer is a health promoting behavior and that attendance at formalized places of worship may have more significance to our health than we understand. Meditation, yoga, relaxation procedures and prayer have neurophysiological bases. They help to alter our existing homeostasis for the better. Praying or meditating daily can help us combat the stresses of life and focus on the challenges ahead.
Engage in mentally stimulating activities
. Mental stimulation refers to the ways our brains respond to stimuli in the environment. Novel and complex stimuli are health promoting for the brain. New learning translates to neurophysiological growth and to mental stimulation in the same way that aerobics translates to cardiovascular health. We can benefit from being challenged, from learning information and skills that we do not yet understand, and from engaging in pursuits that are initially hard for us!
Maintain your role and sense of purpose
. Retirement as it is presently envisioned in this country is not good for the human brain, which benefits from environments rich in novel and complex stimuli. Retirement by definition reinforces disengagement and passivity. Our nation might consider prioritizing social engagement across the lifespan from a brain health perspective. Although it is important to allow elders to choose more passive lifestyles, many may benefit from an understanding of the importance of actively participating in society and finding personally relevant roles and senses of purpose.
Seek financial stability
. Research clearly demonstrates that having some money late in life correlates with better health. Therefore, a practical tip for maintaining lifelong health is to hire a financial planner and begin a savings plan that will provide some money late in life. Financial planners do not consider themselves to be health promoters, but they are. We are never too young or too old to begin saving, and the less money we make the faster we need to get started!
Engage family and friends
. Developing and maintaining a social network of relationships is important from a health perspective. Our friends and family help us stay active and involved in the fabric of society. They can provide us with emotional support and can nurture trust. Our roles in life, from child to parent to grandparent, exist within the family; they provide much health and human enrichment across the lifespan. And intimacy, broadly defined, is itself a health promoting behavior at any age.
Engage Yourself in the Complex and Novel
. Learning new information and skills across your entire lifespan helps to keep your brain strong even in the later years of life. Activities that have the highest value for brain health are those that are novel and complex to each particular person. What is easy for one person may be challenging for another, so the things that challenge you the most have the most value for your brain. It is the novel and complex that will challenge the brain, stimulate learning, and promote synaptic density, decreasing the likelihood that neurodegenerative disease will manifest. With practice of an activity or skill, your synaptic density increases, and what was once novel and complex can easily become rote and passive. Therefore, continually learning new things will ensure your brain is always expanding and staying sharp.
Be Health Conscious
. It is important for us to take control of our health and understand that we are in charge of managing of our bodies. Physicians work for us, and when it comes to our bodies we are the boss. Once we establish our own role in the management of our health, the importance of a close and trusting relationship with our physician becomes apparent. Open communication can help the physician make sound decisions regarding our health. A team approach can help establish a united front against illness, and more importantly, promote our health. To keep yourself at your healthiest, maintain regular physical examinations, and follow your physicians advice.
Slow Down and Appreciate the Silence
. Our society is evolving at an increasing rate, leaving us with little time to relax and process our environment. Our brains require time to process information more deeply, in order to gain more benefit from our daily experiences. The implications of a fast paced lifestyle are chronic stress and other negative effects on our health and well being. Reducing demands we place on ourselves is an important step towards stress reduction, and a more fulfilling life. A new field of study referred to as neurotheology has been advancing the study of the neurophysiological correlation between prayer and subjective experience. Multiple studies have shown a relationship between spirituality and the immune system. As we continually learn more about the potential of positive thoughts influencing health, people are beginning to integrate these practices more frequently into their daily lives, and experiencing life changing results.
Do Not Retire from Life
. Maintaining a strong sense of purpose in life is an important contributor to longevity. Making a conscious decision to stay actively involved in your daily routine is beneficial to your lifelong health and well being. Positive attitude has been shown to play a significant role in success, as well as your ability to recover from illness. It is important to develop multiple skills and interests over your lifespan, as we have the ability to learn and develop new talents continually over time. It is our responsibility to nurture different roles and develop personal meaning and life purpose. Work can also be a necessary activity to help us find more meaning in our lives. Matching our passions in life with an occupation is powerful, and can promote our talents and potential in significant ways.
Reduce and Eliminate Smoking Drinking and other Drugs
. Mood altering substances, such as drugs and cigarettes, can decrease our functioning, lower our motivation, and impair our cognitive processes. They alter our emotions, which impairs our thinking by reducing focus, attention, memory, and our ability to execute plans. Smoking is one of the leading causes of over a dozen cancers, including lung, oral, stomach, and liver cancer. Not to mention it stains our fingers, teeth and hair, and leaves us with foul smelling breath!
Set Financial Goals
. A well developed plan for financial security is a great way to stimulate your Executive Functions (responsible for complex activity like organization, scheduling, impulse control, and more). Keeping track of your expenses, and being aware of where your money is going, helps you feel more in control of your financial situation. No matter what expenses you have, set aside 5% a month for yourselfyou will thank yourself later!
Adopt a Nutrient Rich Diet
. Over consumption of high calorie food is a major issue for modern society. Understanding why we eat and what we eat is one of the most critical influences on our health and longevity. Brain health promoting food includes Omega 3 fatty acids found in foods such as fish, flax seed, and nuts. Foods with naturally occurring Vitamin E and Vitamin C have an antioxidant effect. Folate may also help to reduce the risk of some neurodegenerative illnesses and developmental disorders.
Maintain Strong Connections
. Our ability to communicate and interact with others is critical to maintaining strong connections. Isolation has been shown to reduce our overall health. Research demonstrates the importance of a social network in reducing the risk of dementia. Our ability to continually develop relations and sustain them across our lifespan represents significant health promoting behaviors, such as stress reduction, new learning, and emotional expression.
. Regular mental challenges force you to think. Use it, or youll lose it, says Constantine Lyketsos, Ph.D., professor at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. When connections between neurons are reinforced, theyre easier to use, says Liebeskind.
Protect Your Ticker
. People with the highest risk for heart diseaseeven as young as age 35scored 50 percent worse on cognitive tests than people with the lowest risk, a 2013 study in Stroke found.
. Working non stop can cause your brain to become exhausted. But walking outdoors, even for a brief amount of time, can help your brain recover, says Jenny Roe, Ph.D., an environmental psychologist at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, and author of a 2013 study that found a walk in a tree filled park or leafy courtyard may ease stress.
. When Boston University researchers autopsied the brains of 85 athletes (high schoolers included) with histories of concussions, 80 percent showed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E), a degenerative brain disease. Thats a scary stat considering half of high school footballers surveyed in a different 2012 study said theyd felt concussion symptoms in the past, but hadnt reported them.
Switch Up Your News Source
. Slave to the local news every a.m.? Youre neglecting an active reading scheduleand a whole part of your brain, says Allen Sills, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery at Vanderbilt University. When you read, you develop concentration, which is crucial for healthy aging.
Know Whats Normal Memory Loss
. Systems like the hippocampuscrucial for memoryage faster than other brain parts. Worried? Compare yourself to others your age. Dont remember where you parked, but everyone else is walking to the car? That may be a problem, says Coslett. But if youand all of your friends your agehave to write down a phone number, dont worry.
Move to Remember More
. University of British Columbia researchers found that twice weekly resistance training boosts your ability to make accurate decisions quickly. Focus on your form and your faults instead of intensitybrain building comes from concentrating on what your bodys doing, says Gary Small, M.D., director of the UCLA Longevity Center and coauthor of The Alzheimers Prevention Program. When dementia hits, your weaker skills go first, so fixing what youre doing wrong makes your brain work harder.
Ward off Depression
. Mood disorders can be the result of chemical imbalance in the brain, says Sills. If youre no longer interested in things you used to love, ask a buddy if he has noticed a change. If he has, see a doclosing interest in your hobbies is a major sign of clinical depression. An at home remedy? Exercise, which helps balance the chemical cocktail. Its the poor mans Prozac, says Sills. (Follow our 100 Best Fitness Tips to learn how to stick with your workout, build huge muscles, and more!)
Teach your brain new tricks
. Your brain loves novelty and variety. Keep your brain stimulated through mentally engaging activities because learning helps build new neural connections, even in adults. Sites like Anti AgingGames.com feature brain stimulation games and there are many things offline that you can do to engage your brain: play chess or bridge, learn a new instrument or language or complicated dance. You dont even have to be good at the activity. The best learning activities for your brain are mentally engaging, interactive, enjoyable, and new for you. Make lifelong learning and brain stimulation a priority in your life starting today.
Eat more colorfully
. The diet that has been most strongly connected to the best health benefits is the Mediterranean Diet. Researchers determined that people who followed the Mediterranean Diet most closely were 36% less likely to have stroke related brain damage and 28% less mild cognitive impairment compared to those who followed the diet least closely. Even those who only moderately followed the diet had a 21% lower risk of brain damage and 17% less mild cognitive impairment, compared with the lowest group. The Lyon Heart Health Study concluded that after an average of 46 months on the Mediterranean diet, people who followed the diet had a 50 70% lower risk of recurrent heart disease. The Mediterranean Diet is a colorful diet and involves eating 7 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, eating whole grains instead of white bread, using herbs instead of salt, and using extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. Vegetables and fruits that are dark green (spinach, broccoli, asparagus, and collard greens), orange (squash, yams), dark blue or red (blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries) are particularly good for you. If you eat dairy, choose low fat or skim varieties. Beans, peas, lentils, and sunflower seeds are good sources of folate, which is essential to make and repair DNA.Fish is one of the best foods to eat and is recommended twice a week. Salmon is preferred because it has a lot of Omega 3s and wild salmon is recommended because many farmed salmon are said to contain PCBs, a type of toxin. Sardines are also recommended and are a good source of calcium. A number of studies have shown that regularly eating a small handful of raw nuts (especially walnuts and almonds) may have a protective properties against cardiovascular diseases. Try to get plain nuts, not roasted or salted or ones with hydrogenated oils. Also remember that nuts are high in calories so youll need to decrease the same number of calories by cutting down on fat and sugar from other parts of your diet. Remember to check with your doctor before you change your diet since some foods can cause irritation for some medical conditions and may even interfere with certain medicines.
Kick back and relax
. Too much stress can actually rewire the brain, impairing memory and decision making capabilities, increasing anxiety and reducing the ability to regulate mood. Thats because chronic stress causes an increase of certain brain chemicals and hormones, like cortisol, that in large quantities can negatively affect parts of the brain that are essential to memory. Find something you enjoy that helps you relax, like a hobby, reading a book or doing yoga. The brain is resilient if you give it a chance! Sleeping enough is also important. Researchers found that people who sleep less than six hours per night or more than nine hours per night tend to have lower cognitive scores than people who slept between 7.5 8 hours per night.
Partner with your doctor
. Consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet or exercise regime because changes, including supplements and foods may interfere with your medicines or aggravate certain conditions. For example, one study suggested that eating broccoli and cauliflower twice per week was linked to at least 20% less cancer (for some types of cancer) but both broccoli and cauliflower may not be good for some people with thyroid problems. Its not enough to have a nice doctor or one who has been your doctor for a long time. A good doctor is proactive, understands the role of nutrition, stretching, exercise, and doesnt rely on symptom covering medicine and surgery only. Find a doctor who really understands preventative medicine, never skip your annual checkup, and always check in before making changes to your diet, exercise, or lifestyle.Your doctor can also help you sort through the numerous health fads and studies that grab the medias attention every month, and figure out which ones will actually benefit your health.
. As a manager, it's your responsibility to cultivate and promote team work, organize team outing at least once in a quarter. You must go out and organize some team games. Avoid discussions on the routine work and if possible organize such events at a
What to Eat in Andhra Pradesh
. Kheer is a South Asian rice pudding made by boiling rice, broken wheat, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert.
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. The bridge over the Traversinertobel, a side valley of the Via Mala, is the latest structure of this kind designed by engineer J
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. Suntan can make your skin complexion look really bad. Now you can get rid of the tan from your skin with saffron. Soak a few strands of saffron in milk cream and steep overnight. Blend this in the morning with your fingers and apply on the affected a
Daily Health Tips
Fasting Therapies for Psoriasis
. Since psoriasis is a metabolic disease, a cleansing juice fast for about seven days is always desirable in the beginning of the treatment. Carrots, beats, cucumbers and grapes may be used for juices. Juices of citrus fruits should be avoided. The war
The Electric Bell
. Modern Electrical Inventions: The ringing of the electric bell is due to the attractive power of an electromagnet. By the pushing of a button connection is made with a battery, and current flows through the wire wound on the iron spools, and further
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. Imagine inviting family members from your side and hers to one of your places for dinner, or to a restaurant. Surely not something to do in a brand new relationship, but definitely a great icebreaker for couples who wish to take their union to the ne
Top Sports Rivalries of All Time
Liverpool vs Manchester United
. Take two teams from England s industrial North-West, make them two of England s most successful footballing sides and what do you get? Probably one of the biggest rivalries in English football. Liverpool and Manchester United are two of England s
. Every year, many events pay tribute to Tagore Kabipranam, his birth anniversary, is celebrated by groups scattered across the globe, the annual Tagore Festival held in Urbana, Illinois, Rabindra Path Parikrama walking pilgrimages from Calcutta to San
New Hairstyles for Men
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. This short and slick hairstyle is great for men who have wavy hair and like a very neat appearance. As seen in the picture, it works very well with sweater vests and preppy ensembles. To accomplish this style, you will need to be sure to use a nice a
Xmas Food Ideas
Chocolate Mousse and Cherry Trifle
. Make a Christmas trifle thats so decadent, with chocolate mousse instead of custard and dark cherries in kirsch.
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. Slim and metallic, when the Moto Razr V3 arrived in 2004, it was like a vision of the future, mixed with childhood nostalgia for Star Trek style handsets.
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. The old saying that Rome was not built in a day applies here. Just because you open a business doesnt mean that youre going to immediately start making money. It takes time to let people know who you are, so stay focused on achieving your short-term
Best Foods to Eat If You Start Feeling Sick
. Blueberries are bursting with anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant which gives blueberries their bright blue or purple colours. All their antioxidants also boost the immune system (and your brains health too). Theres also loads of anthocyanin in wine,
Myth about Acne
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. Acne is a disorder of the sebaceous unit that can cause secondary scarring if left alone or ignored. It is extremely important to get help for your acne at the earliest possible opportunity to avoid the risk of secondary scarring. There are many safe
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. Empowering the women and taking their opinion in decision making brings a balance to a camp. It combines harmony and sustenance with aggression and dominance.Pandavas:Pandavas had a major female influence in their camp. They had tremendous respect fo
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. Imagine walking into a camera that is actually a coffee shop in picturesque South Korea
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. Kofi has been a reliable worker who has produced some of the most exciting athletic spots the WWE has ever seen. Hes experienced great success in tag and mid card singles winning 10
. Looking like a giant smooth potato, jicama is a tuberous root vegetable that originated in Mexico but was transmitted by the Spanish all over Asia during the colonial era. Five years ago it almost became a household word as jicama slaws began to appe
Benefits of Ugli fruits
Fights Cardiovascular Disease
. This nutritious fruit lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and stroke. It also helps control your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It contains pectin which is a soluble fiber that forms a gellike substance in the intestinal tract w
Help Save the Environment
Eat less meat and dairy
. Meat and dairy production is highly resource intensive and inefficient. Attempting vegetarianism or veganism is definitely one of the best things you can do for the environment and also for your health. Meatless Monday is a national non profit public
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. Coriander contains antioxidants which promote a healthy body. Antioxidants are molecules which constrain oxidation of other molecules in the body. They help inprevention of heart related risks. Antioxidants have also been found helpful in preventing
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. Mario didnt realize this song was going to be so huge. I didnt know it would touch so many people, he says. But it was an emotional song and those records last forever.
. Match : India V NamibiaVenue : Pietermaritzburg : World Cup 2003India had come into this Pool A fixture after a drubbing only a week ago at the hands of defending champions Australia. Against Namibia, it was always going to be an easy outing for Indi
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. Cochin is very unlike the rest of Kerala, and yet, very similar to it. It is known for its colonial past, which is still evident today in the cobbled streets and the quaint cafes of the city. There are more than a few highlights of Cochin. There are
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Start a Hobby
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. If its really a hobby, then just use Etsy and slowly build it through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. And do not forget to do some short videos that you can put on YouTube. Theres a strategy behind that too thats not very hard to learn. There are a t
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Basic Healing Principles Control Pain with Heat
. For relieving pain, use the hot compress. This is a cold compress covered in such a manner as to bring warmth. A heating compress consists of three or four folds of linen cloth wrung out in cold water which is then covered completely with dry flannel
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. One of the hip spots for the air kissing, well heeled set, the Hamptons boast some of the prettiest beaches on Long Island. The unspoiled shoreline begins around Southampton and runs east to the end of the island at Montauk. Windswept dunes and wavin
Seikan Tunnel Seikan Tonneru
. Japan After two decades of planning and construction, the 33.5-mile-long (53.85-kilometer) Seikan submarine tunnel was opened to traffic on 13 March 1988. Part of a railroad between Aomori City and Hakodate City, it links Honshu, the main Japanese i
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. Springtime is often a motivation to give your home a thorough cleaning. When scrubbing the kitchen, include a refrigerator make-over on your to-do list. Not only will the fridge be spotless, it will improve the safety and quality of your foods. Scrub
Lotus Flower Tattoo
Purple and blue lotus flowers
. These flowers mean spirituality and wisdom. I guess both are crucial to be enlightened.
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. Boiled eggs are eggs cooked by immersion in boiling water with their shells unbroken. Hardboiled eggs are either boiled long enough for the egg white and then the egg yolk to solidify, or they are left.
Benefits of Black raisins
. Raisins have high levels of catechins, which are polyphenolic antioxidants in the blood. Antioxidants scavenge the free radicals that float around the body and wreak havoc on the organ systems and cells. Free radicals are one of the primary, underly
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Test audio and video
. Just because your laptop has a built in video camera and microphone doesnt mean the quality is up to par. Instead, test out the video and audio capabilities on your computer and decide whether you need to buy a headset with a microphone or an attacha
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Thwarts Off Cold
. Pineapples are abundant in vitamin C and bromelain, which fight against microbial infections. Eating pineapples with the prescribed medicines can help cure cold and cough effectively. Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that diges
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Glitter Gradient on Halfmoons
. This looks so classy and chic. If you like this look, you can try this by painting your nails lavender and adding silver glitter using sponge on halfmoon area. You can also use dry glitter or glitter eye shadow by mixing it with clear nail paint.
. Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564, in Pisa in the Duchy of Florence, Italy. He was the first of six children born to Vincenzo Galilei, a wellknown musician and music theorist, and Giulia Ammannati. In 1574, the family moved to Florence, w
Valentines Day Dessert Recipes
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. I cant believe its half the month gone by already. Boy. i can never get too much time. Its week 2 of our anniversary month in the cookies group. For the first week, we all made delish cakes. Do check our delicious cakes Jamaican Banana Layer cake fr
Benefits of Gooseberry
. Besides being a fruit that is very high in water, Amla is also slightly diuretic in nature. This means that it increases the frequency and volume of urination. Urination helps our body eliminate unwanted toxins and excess levels of water, salts, and
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. The Kol Sharif, located in Kazan Kremlin, was reputed to be at the time of its construction the largest mosque in Russia, and in Europe outside of Istanbul. Originally, the mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin in the 16th century. It was named after
Heart Tic Tac Toe
. Valentine's Day Party Cut out nine pink hearts. Have colourful chits with interesting questions like favourite colour, favourite dish, most memorable moment etc. written on them and put them in a glass bowl. Draw a tic-tac-toe grid on a board. Divide
Chhath Puja Celebration
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. This is the last day of Chhath Puja.On the day of Suryodaya Argha, devotees reach to the banks of the rivers to offer to the rising Sun.Once the morning offering is over, people terminate their fasts by tasting ginger with sugar.The festival of Chhat
What to Eat in Bihar
. It is back to the roots time. A traditional dish from the place where I hail. Dal Puri is made in Bihar during any small or big festivities. Traditionally it is served with Rice Kheer and chutney. What makes it different from dal puris of other regi
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Make sure you eat breakfast in the morning
. It keeps your stomach full for awhile, and its perfect brain food! Also, breakfast is the most important meal of the day because when you don't eat for so long your body goes into a starvation mode that causes you're body to store carbs and causing
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. Studies have shown that blueenriched light, which is emitted by gadgets like smartphones, tablets and laptops, can suppress the bodys release of melatonin at night. Melatonin is a key hormone that helps regulate your internal clock, telling your body
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Better Bone Health
. Minerals like iron, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc ensure healthy bones. The exact domestication point for maize is unknown, but it is estimated that the crop is at least 5,000 years old. The plant was originally domesticated in Mesoamerica,
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Sultan Ahmet Mosque
. Istanbul, Turkey The deeply religious Ottoman sultan of Istanbul Ahmet I (reigned a.d. 1603 1617) was enthroned at the age of fourteen. Six years later he commissioned his architect Sedefkar Mehmet Agha to build a mosque that would compete for size
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Vitamins and minerals
. Celery is very rich in vitamin K and also contains folate, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C. Its leaves are a good source of vitaminA. 100 g fresh celery comprises of 449 IU or 15% of dailyrequired levels of this vitamin. VitaminA and betacarotene
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Protect from Cancer
. Kumquat contains a high amount of antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Along with these antioxidants, it contains a good amount of phytonutrients flavonoids like carotene, tannin, zeaxanthin, pectin, etc. Antioxidants and phytonutrie
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Anti bacterial qualities
. Saffron is teeming with anti-bacterial qualities, which make it ideal for curing acne. Saffrons exfoliating qualities make it a wonderful aid in clearing and brightening up the complexion.
Take photos of the looks that work
. If you really need help with your style, you could create your own look book of outfits. After you spend time going through your clothes and creating outfits that work, lay all the pieces down on the floor with matching shoes, handbag and other acces
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. Avoid office gossip about colleagues and the boss. Be respectful and work for the good of the company.
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. The reason we always fall down is because of Earth's gravity, a force that pulls us down towards it centre. So whenever we fall, we always fall down and not fall up. Sir Isaac Newton discovered the phenomenon of Gravity as he was sitting under an app
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Lightens the Complexion
. Amla has vitamin C and antioxidants, which bring a natural glow to your skin and lightens the complexion. If you drink amla juice with honey every day, youll see the results very soon. Amla can also be applied on the face by mixing it in a face pack
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