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  • US Christmas lights consume more energy than entire countries

    Christmas lights bring that festive cheer on everyone’s face, right? Well, they might seem to you after reading this report.

    American household Christmas lights, a favorite holiday tradition, use up more electricity than some poorer countries — such as El Salvador or Ethiopia — do in a year.

    Bright lights strung on American trees, rooftops and lawns account for 6.63 billion kilowatt hours of electricity consumption every year, according to a recent blog post by the Center for Global Development.

    That’s more than the national electricity consumption of many developing countries. El Salvador for one, uses 5.35 billion kilowatt hours, while Ethiopia consumes 5.30 billion and Tanzania 4.81 billion.

    The researchers, Todd Moss and Priscilla Agyapong, used data from a 2008 US Department of Energy report and the World Bank to carry out their research.

    They added that the 6.63 billion kilowatt hours used by US Christmas lights represents only 0.2% of yearly US energy consumption, or enough power to run 14 million refrigerators.

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  • Here are the top 10 home remedies for melasma

    1. Lemon Juice

    Lemon juice is a natural skin lightener with superb astringent properties. The acidic nature of lemon juice also helps remove the outer layer of the skin, thereby eliminating a layer of the hyperpigmented skin.

    1. Extract the juice from one fresh lemon.
    2. Apply it on the affected areas and gently rub it around for one or two minutes.
    3. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
    4. Follow this remedy twice daily and you should see improvement within three weeks.

    2. Apple Cider Vinegar

    The acetic acid present in apple cider vinegar makes it a powerful bleaching agent, which helps remove spots and make the skin much smoother and more radiant.

    1. Mix together equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water.
    2. Apply this solution on the melasma spots and allow it to air dry.
    3. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry the skin gently.
    4. Follow this remedy once daily.

    3. Turmeric

    Turmeric can also reduce the skin’s melanin and help combat melasma. The active ingredient curcumin in turmeric spice has antioxidant and skin-lightening properties.

    1. Mix five tablespoons of turmeric powder with 10 tablespoons of milk to make a paste. It is best to use whole milk because it has lactic acid and calcium that helps exfoliate and soften the skin.
    2. Add one tablespoon of gram flour to thicken the mixture.
    3. Apply this paste evenly on the affected area.
    4. Allow it to dry for 20 minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
    5. Repeat this treatment daily for best results.

    4. Onion Juice

    Onion juice is another effective home remedy to restore your natural skin tone. Onion juice has a range of sulfur-containing compounds that can fade dark patches or discoloration on the skin. Also, onion juice provides nourishment to the skin cells.

    1. Finely chop two to three onions.
    2. Put them in a piece of cheesecloth and squeeze it to extract the juice.
    3. Measure the onion juice and mix it with an equal amount of apple cider vinegar.
    4. Apply it on the affected area with a cotton ball.
    5. Leave it for 20 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water.
    6. Follow this remedy twice daily for a few weeks.

    5. Aloe Vera Gel

    Due to the presence of mucilaginous polysaccharides in aloe vera gel, it can alleviate hyperpigmentation and restore your skin’s original color. It can also remove dead skin cells andpromote regeneration of new skin cells.

    1. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and extract the fresh gel.
    2. Apply the gel thoroughly on the affected area and gently massage for one or two minutes.
    3. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
    4. Follow this remedy twice daily for a few weeks.

    6. Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is an amazing natural exfoliating agent that can remove brown spots on the face and dissolve dead skin cells to give you brighter, glowing skin.

    1. Mix together two tablespoons of oatmeal powder, two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon of honey.
    2. Apply it on the affected area.
    3. Wait 20 minutes and rub off the mixture with water.
    4. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
    5. Do this two or three times a week for a month.

    7. Almonds                                                                            

    The high protein content in almonds has a skin-lightening effect. Also, almonds contain vitamin E thatnourishes the skin and removes discoloration.

    1. Mix one teaspoon of powdered almonds with enough honey to make a thick paste. Gently rub the paste onto the affected skin and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry. Do this three or four times a week until you see improvement.
    2. Alternatively, grind five soaked almonds with enough milk to make a fine paste. Add one teaspoon of honey to it and mix well. Apply the paste on the affected skin before going to sleep. Leave it on overnight and wash it off with cold water the next morning. Use this remedy daily for two weeks.

    8. Horseradish

    Horseradish is another traditional treatment for melasma. The bleaching property of horseradish will bleach out any kind of discoloration of the skin, including melasma.

    1. Cut horseradish into slices and rub it directly on the affected skin. Allow the juice of the horseradish to dry on its own. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Repeat once a week until the brown patches fade away.
    2. Mix two tablespoons of horseradish powder in one cup of sour cream. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for 30 minutes. Then wash your face with lukewarm water. Do this once a week until you see positive results.

    9. Papayas

    Papain, the enzyme found in papayas, is a natural exfoliating agent that can eliminate dead and damaged skin cells.

    1. Mash a ripe papaya to get a paste-like consistency.
    2. Add two tablespoons of honey to one-half cup of the mashed papaya paste.
    3. Apply it as a mask over the affected skin area.
    4. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
    5. Follow this remedy once a week for several months.

    10. Sandalwood

    Sandalwood is another effective skin-lightening ingredient that can enhance skin complexion and reduce the signs of melasma as well as other types of blemishes.

    1. Mix equal parts of sandalwood power, turmeric, whole milk and lemon juice to make a thick paste.
    2. Apply the paste on the affected skin and allow it to dry on its own.
    3. Splash some water on your face to moisten the mask and scrub it off in circular motions.
    4. Finally, rinse with more water and pat dry.
    5. Follow this remedy three or four times a week until you get the desired result.
    6. Along with the melasma remedies, you must limit your exposure to the sun for prolonged periods of time.

    Also, remember to use sunscreen when you go out to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Plus, eating high-fiber foods and drinking plenty of water will help get rid of toxins and treat melasma.

    Source:- www.top10homeremedies.com

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  • 10 Silent Killer Diseases You Must Know

    Many diseases fall under the category of “silent killers”. These diseases disguise their warning signs.

    They are characterized by subtle symptoms that often go undetected or unnoticed. If too much time passes without treating the disease, it may cause serious complications or sometimes death.

    Chances are high that people may be living with such dangerous diseases without knowing it.Hence, it’s very important to spread awareness about these diseases.

    Also, you should have regular medical checkups with your doctor, so that unexplained or vague symptoms can be diagnosed early and possibly save your life.

    Here are 10 silent killer diseases you must know.

    1. High Blood Pressure

    A person suffers from high blood pressure, also called hypertension, when their blood pressure reading is 140/90 mm Hg or higher.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 70 million American adults, which means 1 out of every 3 adults, have high blood pressure.

    High blood pressure is usually associated with stress, smoking, high salt intake, anxiety, excessive drinking, and leading a sedentary lifestyle.

    Other contributing factors include obesity, genetic factors, use of birth control pills or pain relievers, kidney disease and adrenal disease.

    Usually, high blood pressure does not present noticeable symptoms. In some cases, it may cause headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these symptoms occur when the blood pressure reading is extremely high.

    If ignored, high blood pressure may lead to heart disease or even strokes. The only way to identify it is to regularly measure your blood pressure, either on your own at home or by a doctor. If you find the numbers are too high, start taking steps to control it.

    Blood pressure can be measured by a blood pressure monitor, also called a sphygmomanometer. If it reads 140/90 mmHg or more, consult your doctor and be sure to take any prescribed medicine as directed to control it.

    2. Diabetes

    Diabetes is a condition that requires constant monitoring. There are two types of diabetes.

    In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce any insulin.
    Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which your body is unable to make enough insulin, or cannot use it properly.
    According to the International Diabetes Federation, an estimated 387 million people worldwide have diabetes and 1 in 2 people do not even know that they have it.

    This is why diabetes is considered a silent killer. Some common symptoms include excessive thirst, hunger, sudden weight loss, frequent urination, tiredness, slow-healing sores or cuts, and blurry vision.

    The exact cause of diabetes is not known. However, genetics, obesity, a poor diet and lack of exercise appear to play important roles in developing this disease.

    Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a variety of serious complications. These include heart disease, kidney disease, limb amputation, strokes, and vision loss.

    If you have a high risk of developing diabetes and notice any of the common symptoms, get your blood glucose levels checked. When diagnosed with diabetes, treatment may include taking insulin or other medications.

    3. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a common heart disease caused by plaque buildup in the walls of your arteries. Too much plaque buildup narrows the arteries over time, which could partially or totally block the blood flow throughout your body. Over a period of time, CAD can also weaken your heart muscle, leading to heart failure.

    Major risk factors for CAD include obesity or being overweight, a family history of heart disease, a poor diet, smoking and lack of physical activity.

    As CAD does not cause any immediate signs and symptoms, it can go unnoticed until you have a heart attack. Opt for regular health checkups for timely diagnosis.

    Eat a diet low in sodium and fat, avoid smoking, exercise regularly and take medications after consulting your doctor to reduce your risk of CAD or other heart conditions.

    4. Fatty Liver Disease

    Fatty liver disease is a condition in which the liver has difficulty breaking down fats, which causes a buildup in the liver tissue. There are two types of fatty liver disease– alcoholic liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

    As the name suggests, alcoholic liver disease is caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The exact cause of nonalcoholic disease, is not known yet.

    It usually runs in families. Fatty liver is described as when more than 10 percent of the liver is fat and the impaired liver functioning has occurred in someone who drinks little or no alcohol.

    During the initial stage, fatty liver disease usually does not cause any noticeable symptoms, rather the disease is harmless at this stage.

    Overtime, the fat that accumulates in the liver can cause inflammation and scarring. This leads to a more serious form of the disease.

    You may experience dull or aching pain in the top right of your abdomen as well as fatigue, loss of appetite and a general feeling of being unwell if you have a fatty liver.

    You are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition if you had gastric bypass surgery. Other risk factors include high cholesterol, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes, underactive thyroid and underactive pituitary gland.

    If you suspect you have a problem in your liver, consult your doctor. A simple blood test or ultrasound can help diagnose this problem at an early stage.

    5. Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease that leads to bone deterioration, making them thin and brittle. It is also a “silent disease” that often has no symptoms in the early stages.

    Thus, the early stages of osteoporosis are difficult to detect and diagnose. On top of that, this disease can strike at any age.

    Often, the first sign is a painful bone fracture. A few signs of osteoporosis are loss of height over time, back pain, a stooped posture and bone fractures that occur even due to a minor fall.

    Risk factors include being female, post-menopausal and being of Caucasian or Asian descent. Other risk factors include family history, poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, certain medications, and a small-boned frame.

    If you are at risk for osteoporosis, consult your doctor about having a bone mineral density test. To prevent osteoporosis, you should do regular exercise, eat healthy foods (especially calcium and vitamin D-rich foods), limit alcohol consumption and avoid smoking.

    6. Colon Cancer

    Colon cancer is also a common silent killer. It is the third most common cancer in the U.S., with thousands of people diagnosed each year.

    A tumor in the rectum or colon rarely develops overnight. It often starts as a small growth known as a polyp. Most of these polyps are noncancerous, but when ignored or left untreated, some of them can turn cancerous after a few years.

    Early detection and removal of cancerous cells in the colon can cure the cancer in 90 percent of cases. But the key is to have colorectal screenings done at regular intervals to detect polyps and get them removed.

    Although colon cancer won’t give you early warning signs, if you notice more constipation, diarrhea, blood in your stool, unusual gas or abdominal pain, low blood count, unexplained weight loss, vomiting and fatigue, get a simple checkup done to address the cause of the problem and potentially save your life.

    7. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

    Nonmelanoma skin cancer develops slowly in the upper layers of your skin due to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or sources of indoor tanning, such as tanning beds and sunlamps.

    A family history of this cancer, pale skin that burns easily, and a large number of moles or freckles may increase your risk. Men and people over 40 years of age are at even higher risk.

    Usually a red lump or scaly patch on your skin that doesn’t heal even after a few weeks is the first sign of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

    Consult your doctor if you see any skin abnormality that hasn’t healed after four weeks. The specialist may perform a biopsy to confirm whether it’s cancerous.

    You should avoid overexposure to UV light, sunlamps and tanning beds, use a sunscreen, limit going out in sun during peak hours, and get regular checkups of your skin to reduce your risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

    8. Chagas

    Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic disease affecting 10 million people worldwide. It is caused when bitten by a bug known as the ‘kissing’ bug that carries the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.

    In the initial stage of this disease, there are usually no symptoms even though a high number of parasites are circulating in your blood.

    In less than 50 percent of the people, the first visible signs are a sore (where the parasite has entered the body), eyelid swelling (if the parasite has entered through the eye), fever, fatigue, body aches, headaches, swollen glands, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.

    When the disease becomes chronic, it causes severe cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems that can even lead to death.

    Factors that increase your risk of getting Chagas disease include living in an area having these deadly bugs, such as rural areas of Central America, South America and Mexico and receiving a blood transfusion from an infected person.

    If you have symptoms of Chagas disease, consult your doctor. A simple blood test can confirm the presence of the deadly bugs and timely treatment can save your life.

    9. Hepatitis

    Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver and is a viral infection that affects thousands of people globally. Different hepatotropic viruses cause different types of this disease, including hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.

    Hepatitis A and E are caused by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Hepatitis B, C and D are contracted through transfusions of contaminated blood, sexual contact and during childbirth.

    Hepatitis can also be caused by excessive alcohol consumption and autoimmune diseases.

    The virus may be present in the body for several years without causing any symptoms. However, it may cause symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches, jaundice, pale stools, low-grade fever, vomiting and diarrhea. If you have any of these symptoms, consult your doctor for a simple blood test or liver biopsy to check for hepatitis.

    If you are at a high risk of hepatitis, ask your doctor about getting a hepatitis vaccination.

    10. Cervical Cancer

    According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer and cause of cancer mortality in women, especially in developing countries.

    This cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix, and usually causes no symptoms during its early stages. If not diagnosed on time, the cancer soon spreads to the bladder, liver, intestines or lungs. At later stages, one may experience pelvic pain or vaginal bleeding.

    Cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which spreads through sexual contact. In most cases, a women’s natural immune system is able to fight this infection. But certain types of HPV may lead to cervical cancer.

    Women who smoke, have multiple sex partners, have many children, are overweight, use birth control pills for a long period or are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are athigher risk of developing cervical cancer.

    Usually normal cells in the cervix take several years to turn into cancer cells. So, if you experience even mild symptoms, consult your doctor about getting a Pap smear test. It is very effective in screening for cervical cancer.

    source : top10homeremedies

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  • This Is Why You Should Never Drink Water With Ice

    Never order water with ice when eating out somewhere. There are reasons why iced water should not be drunk.

    Just think what will happen to your body and skin if you dive in a mountain lake whose top ice layer has just defrosted. Even if the temperature outside is pleasant, you know that the lake is still extremely cold.

    The pores on your skin open and the skin becomes loose in a contact with warm water. On the other side, if your skin gets in touch with cold water the pores close and the skin constricts. Iced water does the same to the digestive system.

     Consequences of drinking cold water

    • Iced water shrinks the blood vessels in the digestive tract. The digestive system becomes restricted and there is no hydration.
    • Your body spends energy to regulate the temperature after you drink cold water, so the digestive tract has no energy to digest the food and absorb the nutrients. Water loss also happens.
    • Excess mucus is created inside of the body when drinking iced water after eating. This affects the proper function of the immune system and the chances of catching a cold or some other illness increase.
    • Drinking cold water and other beverages while eating or after eating can make you fat. The body has no ability to digest the unnecessary fats so they remain in the body.

    Even though some people believe that cold water promotes the function of the digestive tract and it can burn more calories, this is not true. Our digestive system should work as easy as possible. We should not overload it with work.

    Warm water benefits

    Here are the benefits of drinking room temperature water or even warmer water:

    • Faster hydration
    • Digestion enhancement since there is a stimulation of the digestive enzymes
    • Easier food break down
    • Improved movement through the bowels (drink a mix of warm water and lemon in the morning)
    • Purification of the blood
    • Improvement of the natural detoxification through the lymphatic system, skin and kidneys
    You will notice the benefits of drinking warm water when you get used to it. Even the sugar cravings may disappear.

     source : http://choosehealthylife.com/

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  • Guus Hiddink: Chelsea appoint interim manager until end of season

    Former Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink has been appointed interim Chelsea manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
    The 69-year-old also managed the Blues on a temporary basis for the final three months of the 2008-09 campaign. "I am excited to return," said the Dutchman. "Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world but is not where it should be at the moment.

    "However, I am sure we can all turn this season around."

    Mourinho was sacked on Thursday with champions Chelsea 16th in the Premier League table, one point above the relegation zone. Hiddink will watch Saturday's visit of Sunderland from the stands, sat near to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, with coaches Steve Holland and Eddie Newton in charge of the team.

    "It's a fantastic appointment. I'm very happy about it. This club needs an experienced manager at the helm and Guus Hiddink is clearly that," said Holland.

    Source:-BBC Sport

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  • 9 Daily Habits of the most confident people

    We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence. Perhaps for 20 minutes you’ll think you’re the next Richard Branson.

    There are proven ways to improve your self-confidence that will drive real, long lasting change in your life.

    1. Meditate

    When we feel insecure, it manifests itself in myriad ways. Our bodies don’t work. We can’t focus. Insecurity creeps in when we’re not living in the present moment.

    Taking control of our monkey brain is a profound step toward true self-confidence. I recommend you try the Headspace app. You can select five minute, 10 minute, and 20 minute simple guided meditations.

    2. Think inside the box

    Having the freedom to make choices with your time might be one of the main reasons you decided to become an entrepreneur.

    But too many options can be your downfall.

    We speak in platitudes that we think carry weight–like “think outside the box.” There is a freeing joy in thinking inside the box. Executing on what you know, focusing, and moving the needle are empowering.

    3. Learn something new every day

    The average audio book is 10 hours. If you commute 60 minutes a day, you can listen to about 24 books a year.

    That’s a life changing habit. The more knowledge you have, the greater your confidence will be. Simple. Check out Audible for some choices.

    4. Teach

    If you’re an expert in your field, sharing your knowledge will add to your fulfillment as a human being. Feeling fulfilled will add to your confidence.

    If public speaking terrifies you, consider posting content on platforms like LinkedIn or Medium. Or you can create an online course on Teachable.com.

    5. Exercise

    Instead of buying expensive clothes, you can workout. Clothes will fit better. Instead of trying to walk with your shoulders back, exercise. Your core muscle strength will enhance your posture and gait.

    Instead of buying skin products, exercise and hydrate. Your skin will look better. Instead of forcing that fake smile to make you feel happier–exercise. The Mayo Clinic says, “You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.”

    6. Get more sleep

    If you have trouble sleeping, try the Sleep Cycle app. Getting enough sleep helps your brain and body. The Harvard Mental Health Letter states: “The deepest stage of quiet sleep produces physiological changes that help boost immune system functioning.”

    Sleep Cycle helps you see when you fall into the deepest, most healing stages of sleep. It goes off with a gentle chime that wakes you at your peak awakeness cycle. Better sleep, sharper mind, better mood, and greater self-confidence.

    7. Volunteer and give back

    I used to volunteer at the Den for Grieving Kids in Greenwich, Connecticut. September 11th happened. My fellow volunteers became my support network.

    I thought I was giving. I thought I was sacrificing. All the love I cold conjure couldn’t match the love I felt from that group in the weeks and months after 9/11. Who knows, you may heal someone, and you may heal your own soul.

    8. Socialize

    This can be a difficult one for introverts. Socializing, or finding your tribe, doesn’t always have to happen in person. Joining an online community of like-minded people can enhance your self-worth.

    Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs includes belongingness among the essentials. Contributing on Quora or posting compelling content to your network on LinkedIn can create a real sense of belonging. Similarly, building community via your Twitter account can also stimulate this powerful feeling.

    9. Get curious

    Seek people who are more experienced than you. Learning from them will instill a powerful calm of knowing. Chances are, the lessons they share will be invaluable.

    Most “overnight success” stories have experienced the trials and tribulations that you may also be experiencing. They have all survived and may be able to help you.

    Source: inc.com

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  • 10 Hobbies that will make you smarter

    There is a general perception that we cant do much to enhance our intelligence. Its almost always believed that whether you’re smart or not is determined right at birth and you cant do anything about it.

    However, these are all misconceptions. While some people have conditions that prevent them from being able to increase their intelligence level, for most people, there are plenty of things that can be done to make them smarter.

    Hobbies are integral parts of our lives, and once developed, we find ourselves immersed in them on a regular basis. Hobbies are fun and invigorating- and they can also have a great influence on our intelligence.

    Below are 10 hobbies that will help to make you smarter- all backed up by scientific studies and experiments:

    1. Play a musical instrument

    Confucius said a long time ago, Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. Music stimulates your brain, and this has been proven by research as well.

    Music has the power to invoke complex emotions and psychological states. Various researchers have shown that both listening to music and playing a musical instrument increases memory capacity.

    Playing a musical instrument also teaches you patience and perseverance for it takes time and effort to learn to play a musical instrument. It also sharpens your concentration.

    2. Read voraciously

    Reading goes a long way towards increasing your intelligence level- this is further the case if you read voraciously across many different topics, from fiction and biographies, to anthologies.

    Reading reduces stress, helps you to experience multiple emotions, and teaches you a lot about many subjects. All these factors help you to feel better about yourself;being at peace with your self is one of the most important foundations for positive well being.

    Reading is very important for enhancing your knowledge on a subject, preparing for all sorts of situations and being more productive in how you go about achieving your goals.

    3. Meditate regularly

    The foremost benefit of meditation is to help you focus on yourself and to get you to know your true self. Being engrossed in meditation helps individuals transcend to a higher state of being.

    Meditation helps to reduce stress levels and gets rid of all sorts of worries. With a calm and composed state of mind obtained through meditation, you can learn, think and plan things in a much more effective way.

    Regular meditation helps you to have full control over yourself. Being aware of distractions and effective methods of self-control are of the utmost significance when working to improve your intelligence.

    4. Work out your brain

    Just as you need to work out regularly to keep your body fit, you also need to work out your brain to keep it in good shape.Regularly challenging the brain to do new things enhances its abilities and helps to keep you sharp.

    You can work out your brain in plenty of ways such as through: sudoku, puzzles, board games, and riddles. All these activities help the brain to continue forming new connections. Through such activities you also learn to respond to situations in creative ways, develop the ability to see things from a lot of different perspectives and become significantly more productive.

    5. Exercise often

    A healthy body helps to ensure that you have a healthy brain.After all, your brain is like another muscle in your body. Exercising regularly keeps your brain and body functioning as they are supposed to. It reduces tension and helps you to sleep better.

    Doctors agree that better blood circulation to the brain means increased brain function. Various studies on mice and humans have shown that cardiovascular exercise can create new brain cells,and thus improve overall brain performance.

    6. Learn a new language

    Learning a new language may not always be an easy task but it definitely has numerous advantages-making you smarter, being one of them.

    The process of learning a new language involves tasks such as analyzing grammatical structures and learning new words, which enhances your intelligence and brain health.

    It has also been proven through various experiments that people with high levels of verbal-linguistic intelligence are great at planning, decision-making and problem-solving.

    7. Write your feelings down

    There are tons of benefits that you can receive from writing, including increasing your overall level of intelligence.

    Writing improves your linguistic abilities,of course. But it also helps you to develop such skills as focus, creativity, imagination, and comprehension.

    Writers are often considered as having very high levels of intelligence.You can write in different ways. You can write things with your hand or you can create your own blog. Whatever you do, you are giving words to the images in your mind; learning to express yourself clearly is a great way to boost your intelligence.

    8. Travel to new places

    Travelling is not just a way to kill your boredom- there’s lot more to it than that. Travelling can really boost your intelligence.

    The physical and mental workouts involved with travelling, rid your mind of stress. As you become stress-free, you are more able to focus on tasks, observations, and deepening your understanding of subjects.

    Every new place you travel to offers new things to learn.You encounter diverse people, food, culture, lifestyle and society while travelling, which puts you in touch with ideas you might never have thought of previously.

    9. Cook different kinds of meals

    Many of us feel that cooking is a mere waste of time and its something we very much want to avoid.

    But instead of whining, you should feel happy when you have the opportunity to cook. Regular cooks, particularly the ones who try out a variety of meals, have high levels of creativity. They are committed to quality, aren’t afraid to try things out and they pay great attention to details.

    Whenever you cook something, you are learning to multitask, measure with precision and make quick decisions. With all of these skills you’re acquiring, you’re becoming smarter too.

    10. Participate in sports actively

    Participating regularly in sports activities doesn’t only exercise the muscles but also does the same for the brain. Playing sports regularly makes the brain more flexible and improves overall brain health.

    Sports have added benefits too. Watching sports has been linked with increased brain function, and through exercising you work out your muscles. Involvement in sport also enhances responsiveness, coordination, capabilities, and confidence.

    Top athletes are known for their special form of intelligence.It doesn’t matter whether you play football, basketball or cricket. Consider being regularly involved in some form of sport to boost your brains performance.

    Source: awesometips.pw

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  • 10 Reasons Why Women Are Far Better Than Men

    10. Women “grow” other human beings inside them

    Women have the capability to grow an entire new person inside them. Men on the other hand make sperms that look like tadpoles and don’t even know which way to go until they accidentally budge into an egg inside the female’s body. That is all the role they play while a woman carries a “moving”, “kicking”, “grown” baby inside her!

    9. They can tolerate pain

    Like having a baby push through yourself is not enough once, they do it again and yet again. Women have a greater tolerance for pain as they would go on doing all their chores for the whole nine months. Men on the other hand would hide under the sheets if they have flu.

    8. Multi tasking

    Women can reply to emails on the smartphones, cook, watch over the baby and listen to TV news at the same time. Men? hahaha! See also Best Jobs for Women.

    7. Female brain has better healing ability

    Let’s say if both a man and woman met an accident at the same time, a woman would be up doing her daily tasks even before the man opens his eyes. That is because a female’s neurons are interlinked while the brain of a man is compartmentalized.

    6. Communication experts

    Women can talk to anyone, anywhere. They know how to socialize with the bus driver, the teacher of their kids, the cleaner, the salesperson or anyone sitting with them in the bus. Advances in human life are because of communication and we owe that to women.

    5. Women get things done

    If men don’t find anything interesting, they will not do it. Likewise, they will not do anything again if they aren’t encouraged and appreciated the first time- even if it is something like washing dishes. Women on the other hand will get things done when they have to.

    4. Women have super powers that get things done

    The utility boy will leave the power on, the policeman will let the woman off without charging a ticket and she will get her way around any problem. This super power is tears!

    3. Detail oriented

    Women can categorize things like task lists, birthdays, shopping lists, assignments and whole calendars in their brains while remembering smaller details like what their boyfriend likes for dinners and other basic facts. That is downright impossible for men.

    2. Women live longer

    Women are stronger than men when it comes to nerves which is probably why they live on average, a year longer than men. Women are also better decision makers regarding their diet, duties and health check ups.

    1. Psychic powers

    Not only can women tell why their baby is crying, they can also be absolutely sure if theirhusband is cheating or their friend is having a problem. She will already have figured you out so there is no point lying about it. A woman has strong intuition.

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  • 10 Great Hacks to make you sleep better

    Sleep is important to your success. This is why it becomes amusing to know that many are not getting as much sleep as they need. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S., 40 million people suffer from chronic long term sleep disorders annually. It seems people are struggling to find sleep. To address such an issue here are some hacks that can prove useful.

    1. Improve your breathing

    What is popularly known as the The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise, has been proven to promote better sleep. What this breathing exercise does for you is to regulate your breath.

    What this sleep hack does is silence your mind and eases it from distracting thoughts.

    2. Take a warm bath before sleeping

    A bath helps to cool your body temperature and embrace sleep. Once you come out from a bath a message is sent to your brain that you are ready for sleep. Although scientists cannot explain this phenomenon it appears, that having such a bath mimics our body temperature.

    3. Keep your feet outside your blanket

    You can sleep faster if you keep one or both feet outside of your blanket. Since our biological rhythms and temperatures fluctuate throughout the day, this hack seems ideal because when your body temperature starts to drop before you fall asleep, a cooler temperature will also help it induce sleepiness. The feeling you get from having your feet outside your blanket and embracing cooler temperature is similar to having a warm bath before you go to bed.

    4. Avoid bright light before sleeping

    Blue light from TVs, smartphones and computers can suppress the production of melatonin in the body. What may be stopping you from getting that sleep you need may be the screens you are staring at. You could try and dim the lights from your screens or wear amber tinted glasses to reduce the effects of such light.

    5. Eat a decent meal of small, carb-filled supper before bed

    Eating a small portion of food that is rich in carbohydrates can induce a good night sleep according to research. So try some bowl of cereal or a slice of toast before you go to bed.

    6. Improve the darkness in your room

    Light ticks the brain that it is time to be active and get things done. However the opposite becomes the case when light is reduced in the room. Your bedroom should not have any lights on whether from a TV or any electronic device if you want to get some sleep.

    7. Improve the smell in your room

    According to an article by Wall Street Journal sprinkling lavender oil on bedclothes could lull you to sleep. According to researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine, the aroma in lavender has been shown to slow down heart rate, slow blood pressure and put you in a parasympathetic state, which is a relaxed state.

    8. Have a List

    Listing your problems and penning down possible solutions for them could help you get the problem out of your head and focus on sleep. According to a study, this action makes you more relaxed for bed.

    9. Use the 90 minute Rule

    Our brains completes several 90 minute cycles through different stages. So if you want to know the ideal time for sleeping take several counts of 90 minutes backwards to the ideal and appropriate time to sleep. For example waking up at 7 am should mean that you sleep around 10pm or 11:30 pm.

    10. Avoid smoking before bedtime

    Many smokers believe smoking keeps them relaxed. However since nicotine is a stimulant this may not be the best method to get sleep. Just like coffee you should expect to wake up several times throughout the night.

    Source: awesometips.pwSleep is important to your success. This is why it becomes amusing to know that many are not getting as much sleep as they need. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S., 40 million people suffer from chronic long term sleep disorders annually. It seems people are struggling to find sleep. To address such an issue here are some hacks that can prove useful.

    1. Improve your breathing

    What is popularly known as the The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise, has been proven to promote better sleep. What this breathing exercise does for you is to regulate your breath.

    What this sleep hack does is silence your mind and eases it from distracting thoughts.

    2. Take a warm bath before sleeping

    A bath helps to cool your body temperature and embrace sleep. Once you come out from a bath a message is sent to your brain that you are ready for sleep. Although scientists cannot explain this phenomenon it appears, that having such a bath mimics our body temperature.

    3. Keep your feet outside your blanket

    You can sleep faster if you keep one or both feet outside of your blanket. Since our biological rhythms and temperatures fluctuate throughout the day, this hack seems ideal because when your body temperature starts to drop before you fall asleep, a cooler temperature will also help it induce sleepiness. The feeling you get from having your feet outside your blanket and embracing cooler temperature is similar to having a warm bath before you go to bed.

    4. Avoid bright light before sleeping

    Blue light from TVs, smartphones and computers can suppress the production of melatonin in the body. What may be stopping you from getting that sleep you need may be the screens you are staring at. You could try and dim the lights from your screens or wear amber tinted glasses to reduce the effects of such light.

    5. Eat a decent meal of small, carb-filled supper before bed

    Eating a small portion of food that is rich in carbohydrates can induce a good night sleep according to research. So try some bowl of cereal or a slice of toast before you go to bed.

    6. Improve the darkness in your room

    Light ticks the brain that it is time to be active and get things done. However the opposite becomes the case when light is reduced in the room. Your bedroom should not have any lights on whether from a TV or any electronic device if you want to get some sleep.

    7. Improve the smell in your room

    According to an article by Wall Street Journal sprinkling lavender oil on bedclothes could lull you to sleep. According to researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine, the aroma in lavender has been shown to slow down heart rate, slow blood pressure and put you in a parasympathetic state, which is a relaxed state.

    8. Have a List

    Listing your problems and penning down possible solutions for them could help you get the problem out of your head and focus on sleep. According to a study, this action makes you more relaxed for bed.

    9. Use the 90 minute Rule

    Our brains completes several 90 minute cycles through different stages. So if you want to know the ideal time for sleeping take several counts of 90 minutes backwards to the ideal and appropriate time to sleep. For example waking up at 7 am should mean that you sleep around 10pm or 11:30 pm.

    10. Avoid smoking before bedtime

    Many smokers believe smoking keeps them relaxed. However since nicotine is a stimulant this may not be the best method to get sleep. Just like coffee you should expect to wake up several times throughout the night.

    Source: awesometips.pw

     

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