What to Expect: Ice Skating

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While I have been skating off and on for over 40 years, competed in numerous events and am currently a mentor for adult skaters, I recall the very first time I stepped onto the ice. I was just nine years old and was so excited to experience the ice for the first time. Of course, back then I wasn’t doing it for the physical and mental advantages of the sport. I didn’t know any of that stuff – I just wanted to glide around and have a terrific time, the way all those figure skaters seemed to have fun on TV. Little did I know that when I took those first wobbly steps, I was beginning a lifetime love affair with the game of ice skating!

On this first day, I had no clue what to expect. I had roller skated a lot around my area, but had a feeling that ice skating could be totally different. As there are a lot of unknowns when you pick up a new sport or hobby, I’d like to share with you my initial experiences back then, and just how much things have changed now for beginners. More importantly, I want to share with you what, as a new skater, you can expect when you venture on the ice for the first time.

I still remember that day, when my mother took me to the ice rink one summer day. We drove up to this big old building with a sign that read,”Ballard Ice Arena” on it, in big blue letters. The ice rink was located in Seattle, Washington, in an older part of the city, so the building had that old classic look you would expect from Rocky films. As we opened the door, I remember looking into a gloomy reception and being unimpressed. It looked so much older on the inside of the building than it had been on the outside.

I approached the skate counter with my mother by my side to receive my first pair of rental skates, and almost started giggling when I was handed these gloomy and very unattractive skates. They were nothing like the gorgeous and glamorous white skates I imagined. They looked as though they had been through a war–with many gigantic feet!

As I sat down and started lacing up my skating boots, they felt as though they were just two foreign objects attached to my feet rather than like a comfortable pair of sneakers. They pressed my toes in all the wrong places, and they felt pretty heavy for a 9 year old girl. Then, when I stood up for the very first time I remember thinking,”How on earth do people walk in these things, let alone skate in them?!”

Gradually, and ever so carefully, I proceeded to wobble down the hallway to the ice with my ankles trying to balance over the very thin blade, trying to not seem like the beginner that I had been. I remember how chilly the air smelled too, as I progressed to the ice, but yet it had a clean and crisp quality to it, because of the cold temperature. It’s still a smell I love, even today, because of all of the beautiful memories I associate with it.

Ahhh, finally!

Yes, I understood ice was slippery but, wow, it was really slippery!

As I started to get a better sense for the blades, I slowly began shuffling my feet forward, in a walking-like movement. I was still hanging on to the rail, but as I moved along, I realized that skating was very similar to going forward on roller skates. So, I began to push off with one foot a bit as I skated. It got easier and easier as I went until I finally could let go of the railing.

While balancing on skates was initially challenging, what was a surprise to me is how simple it was to maneuver. Much easier than roller skates! I could turn in various directions easily and the gliding felt nearly effortless.

But just like the pavement outside, the ice was not completely flat. Since the rink was old and there was a little dripping coming from the ceiling, the moisture froze, and accumulated into lumps on certain parts of the ice, especially around the edge. I remember going over the bumps and it seemed a bit like the moguls on skis-something to be avoided at all costs! Hey, I just learned to balance myself; anything more than that was too much!

While falling was still another possibility, I seemed to be able to balance pretty well. So I continued skating for about 45 minutes or so before I had to sit down for a break next to my mom. She asked how I liked it and I told her,”I really like it!” My mother was really happy for me, since she found a new activity for her daughter to keep her out of trouble for the summer!

While I rested on the sidelines, I saw marginally older skaters perform all kinds of cool spins and spins in the center of the rink. They were amazing! I laughed at myself as I only struggled to stand and skate forward in those contraptions known as”ice skates,” and here these children were almost dancing on the ice! I remember thinking to myself about how much I would love to learn how to do that!

Well, that first experience might have been a very long time ago, but I can still relate to new skaters as well as the challenges of starting in a new sport. Of course, it was different for me as a child than it is for my adult students. But I have to say that after looking back, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Skating has been a big part of my life and a huge passion. But a lot has changed in skating and like all sports it has evolved-thank goodness!

One huge change is that ice rinks today don’t tend to be dingy and old, but are typically either stand alone buildings, or are part of a sports complex, or are smaller places in shopping malls. They are often preserved well and are beautiful. Rinks were often family owned and there was a certain amount of prestige associated with learning to skate in a dingy place and ending up in some large, glamorous contest. It was mostly about competition, and amenities beyond the principles were thought to make you soft. Hey, if you couldn’t skate in some run-down construction with just the bare essentials, how can you stand the pressure of a huge crowd in a competition?

The ice was also distinct. These days, many rinks have more than 1 sheet of ice and are open all year! There are even some rinks that are outdoors, like one place in Vail, Colorado. I once skated on an outdoor rink in Canada at a park surrounded by a shopping area that was quite lovely, and had a friend who skated at a rink in New York that she said is in a building high above the city! That is a far cry from the rinks 40 decades ago.

Today, the ice is frequently just as amazing as the rinks. It’s often cleaned each one and a half to two hours in many rinks today so there should be no lumps on the ice and the temperature is maintained so there are no drips from the ceiling making the obstacle course which I experienced in the old Ballard Ice Rink. And surprisingly, the temperatures in most rinks are fairly warm.

The one thing though that’s still questionable is the skating gear, specifically the rental ice skates.

Some rinks have excellent rental skates and maintain them well, while others… well… not so much! As a trainer, this bothers me because plenty of people get frustrated if the equipment is worn down, since it causes pain for the new skater and they don’t stick long enough with the game to give it a chance. Often skaters will stop, thinking that it’s their ankles which are the problem, rather than the poor equipment that is not supporting their foot correctly. (A little trick to help with that would be to bring to ACE bandages to wrap the ankle for support before placing on the skate for extra support.)

A whole lot of rinks even have games and amenities in the lobbies such as snack bars and skating shops. They are quite pleasant today and do a lot more to make the newcomer feel welcomed and valued.

Ice skating is a wonderful sport and holds something for everyone and individuals of all ages. I did the majority of my skating as an adult and it kept me fit and in excellent shape for years. It’s great exercise! However, it’s also a game that builds character, teaches grace and makes you strong. And, it is so much fun! I invite people of all ages to give this sport a try and see the difference it makes in your life; physically and psychologically.

Happy skating! Rat droppings free!

Honey

Honey Honey Jars Ranking Forest Honey FlowThey honey bee is a sophisticated insect that has developed over millions of years. The earliest bee discovered was in Myanmar enclosed in an amber resin and has been dated as 100 million years old and most likely originated in the Far East. In those early days, the bees were more like wasps, eating other insects rather than nectar and pollen.

When it comes to history people commonly consider things which are no longer in use. After all, if something is still being used then it wouldn’t be historic. Just because something is in use today doesn’t mean it was not around years ago. This is particularly true when it comes to food. Many foods had particular meaning or significance throughout history, with honey being a prime example. Honey was so unique, as an example, that it has been discovered in the tombs of ancient pharaohs and edible!

One major reason that honey has this kind of historic importance comes in the sweetness. Nowadays whenever we crave something sweet we have a range of different options to choose from, namely from candies and other desserts. In ancient times though, this just wasn’t an option. Anything that was obviously sweet was considered a rare, and so a costly, treat. This naturally made it more special, and raised it from being seen as only a food, but also a symbol. Because of the taste, it also had significance to many religious groups, together with the sweetness representing a type of purity. Another reason that it was viewed as pure is due to certain medical practices.

Still others consider honey historically sacred due to their belief in sacred geometry. And, in fact, lots of the structures observed in nature follow this geometry. For example, the chambered nautilus develops in a logarithmic spiral, and honey bee constructs their combs in perfect hexagonal cells, that are itself one large hexagonal shell. Whether you are a believer or not, it’s certain that having honey on your life is going to be, not only a blessing, but will continue to be a securely combined with the history of man.

Beer revolution

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The beer revolution in the United States is real, and it is beautiful. Naysayers can chalk this up to a fad. Traditionalists can scoff as they sip their can of watered-down mash. Both, finally, are only depriving themselves of what has become a ferocious revival of beer in America. Americans have long been mocked for their beer preferences, lacking in both substance and variety. So what did they do? In the truest of American fashion, they took the best styles of beer in the rest of the world and made them better. All I can say is, “Better Late Than Never”.

The conventional lager-style American beer was originally brewed from necessity. As prohibition was being gradually repealed, a loophole created by the Volstead Act permitted for alcoholic drinks that were deemed to be non-intoxicating to be generated. Shortly after the complete repeal of prohibition, America entered World War II and the demand for beer skyrocketed. Given the conditions, the beer would have to meet two criteria: It should be easily mass-produced, and constructed of cheap ingredients. Americans, being the creatures of habit that we all are, became accustomed to the beer and literally nothing changed for the next 40 years.

What is now called craft beer actually has roots in the 1980’s in America. It’s popularity was limited to cult followings for the most part, with a couple of breweries breaking with national availability. The growth remained slow, as the big American”macrobreweries” continued to dominate the marketplace. Areas on the West Coast and Denver became famous among the beer community as the meccas for craft beer, but their visibility from a national perspective remained minimal. The past decade has witnessed an explosion in the amount of and the popularity of craft breweries across the nation. According to the National Brewers Association, craft beer saw a 17.9% increase overall in 2013, even though it still lays claim to only 8 percent of the total beer market. 2013 saw the launching of over 400 new breweries across the United States, and the smart money is on 2014 surpassing that amount. Competition in America has always bread innovation, and the beer industry is no different. When you haven’t found a beer that appeals to your palate, you’re simply not trying. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the key styles, including a few of my personal favorites in each category.

A beer made by British merchants with enough hops (and alcohol content) to survive the long journey to British-controlled India.

The signature sour flavor of the English Style IPA persists in the American IPA, but with it comes the inclusion of hop varieties that produce an remarkable spectrum of aromas and tastes. The American IPA traditionally has an orange color, and an unmistakable aroma of fruit and floral. There are many variations of the American IPA, but the most common (and in my opinion yummy ) is often referred to as a West Coast IPA, tracing back to its roots in the Pacific Northwest and California. Contrary to the frequent assumption, a sour beer is probably not a bad thing. The best IPA’s find a way to include enough hops to create the great aroma and flavor that beer drinkers have come to love, with a balanced finish that leaves you savoring every sip.

Like coffee, Inda Pale Ales are most definitely an acquired taste. If the hops are too overwhelming, I would recommend starting out with a Pale Ale. Pale Ales offer a similar flavor, with a lesser IBU, and a tend to be less of a shock to the system. Lower ABV “Session Ale’s” have also become popular.

The Stout. The stout typically stays true to its title. It originated as a term for a particularly powerful porter, but has since morphed into it’s own style of beer. Full-bodied, flavorful and satisfying. These are typically enjoyed while the air is a bit colder, but do not be afraid to keep a few in the fridge year round.

Stouts generally provide a malty taste, often described as”roasty”, with regard to the coffee notes which are common. In actuality, many breweries have begun partnering with local coffee shops to create coffee stouts that incorporate more of that taste. Stouts are full-bodied enough to incorporate chocolate and milky flavors without coming off as a sweet drink.

Ambers/Reds: Ambers and Reds share some commonalities, most notably the color. The difference comes with the degree to which hops are added, and the resulting ABV.

Ambers tend to get a smooth finish, with a caramel and malty taste. The complexity of them allows for the inclusion of multiple tastes, without significantly changing the final product. I would consider Amber beers to be a”medium” beer, falling right in the middle of the beer spectrum, and thus a excellent choice for craft beer newcomers.

Reds and Imperial Reds are generally a hopped-up amber, balancing the maltiness of an amber with a crisp, bubbly finish. The hops also tend to drive up the alcohol content, especially with the reds reds, which makes these a great cool weather beer.

Personal Favorites: Martin House Brewing Imperial Texan

Belgians: The Belgian beers have an extremely distinct flavor, but offer a fantastic variety of finishes. It is difficult to pinpoint the group of flavors that embody a Belgium beer, but if you have ever had one, you can recognize it almost instantly. There is a propensity to brand them as wheat beers and they’re commonly expected to be served with an orange. But to tag all Belgian beers as simply a beer that comes with citrus could be a disservice and downright wrong. We’ll concentrate on the less publicized varieties…

The Beligan Dubbel, AKA abbey ale, tends to be darker, higher in alcohol content and less sour than the average Belgium beer. A good abbey is hard to beat.

The Saison’s are lighter, fruitier and frequently offer a little bit of spice.

Homemade Juice

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Juices are enjoyed by everyone due to their flavor and nutritious value. They are made from fresh fruits that are full of taste buds. Juices increase water quotient in our body along with vitamin C and other nutrients. Homemade juices are the purest type of healthy drinks. They are made from the best quality fruits that aren’t only citrus but are also nourishing. The homemade vegetable and fruits juices are refreshing and loved by kids and adults alike. The fruit juices are simple to make. Some of the Nutritious juices are, namely,

Recipes

The easy to make homemade juices are:

• Lemon Ginger Ale: it’s one of the most refreshing summer chillers which are full of nutrients. The beverage is full of Vitamin C and combined with ginger, its nutrient quotient increases. One can produce the juice ginger, lemon, apple and handful of grapes. When served with ice, it’s very, very refreshing.

• Green power: The green coloured juice is a mixture of green apple, grapes, kale leaves and thickly sliced cucumber. This juice is especially good for pregnant women and in their periods. Blend the ingredients with a half cup of water and drink the energy packed thick shake.

• Tropical Morning: The juice is full of nutrients and has some rich fruits like mango, peaches, orange and coconut water. When agave nectar is added, it provides a heavenly taste.

• Vegetable cum fruit juice: Combine gala apples, carrots, orange, blackberries and kale leaves. The thick shake is not tasty but very nourishing.

• Homemade Morning Juice: This juice has enormous vitamins and minerals content. The ingredients of the juice are strawberries, apples, fuji, carrots and baby spinach. Mix the fruits and vegetables in a juicer and mix one cup of water. Drink the refreshing drink to gain energy.

Nutrition value

The Homemade juices are full of vitamins and minerals. Their nutrient quotient is high and they are completely energizing. The fruit pulp and its skin provides more nutrients than the juice. Also, some say that juices add calories to our own body because of excessive sugar content.

Homemade juices are high quality nutritious drinks made with extreme caution. Juices also have some merits and demerits; it is up to us to check whether the glass is half full or half empty.

Your body needs sugar

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Nowadays, lots of individuals avoid the use of sugar, since they believe it bad for health. It has blamed for many health issues. But do you understand that with this, your body didn’t perform its function correctly? However, these myths or concerns are completely waste and wrong. It is because with no balanced diet is faulty.

It’s extremely important to include sugar in your normal diet for a number of reasons. Don’t have to be amazed, because it’s true. If you think it only satisfies your sweet tooth, you should read the below tips to understand its significance in the human body which helps to burst your entire myths about this ingredient.

Immediate energy: Are you aware that sugar is the principal source of energy? Yes, it’s crucial to maintain a correct energy level in your system. If you remove it from your normal diet, then no doubt, your blood pressure will immediately become low, which isn’t great for your health. To avoid such circumstances, you ought to intake it.

For proper operation of the mind: Your mind can’t function without sugar. To prevent the situation of complete blackout or faintness, you should take the essential quantity of sugar a day. Always, bear in mind that too much volume may put adverse effects so constantly take in restricted or necessary amount. Moreover, it’s also the ideal solution to get the relief from the issue of depression.

Maintain insulin level: the majority of the people today think sugar is the principal reason for diabetes; it isn’t actually correct. At that stage, your body requires raw sugar.

In a nugget, you can say it’s health benefits too that are extremely helpful to you. And now you will understand the value of glucose in the human body. However, that really does not mean that you eat as much as it’s possible.

All about Pizza

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Few American foods are loved more that the notorious”pizza pie”.
If you’re young, old or somewhere in between, just about everyone has a favorite when
it comes to pizza. It is truly rare to find someone that has never tried a piece of pizza.

It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what you look like or how much money you make.
If you’ve got a few more bucks and a hearty appetite, sooner or later the ideal
combination of cheese, sauce, crust and toppings will find their way into your mouth.

Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza every day. (Yes. . .that’s ACRES) That is a hefty
350 slices per second! This gives real meaning to the word”pizza fan”. Did you know that
there are roughly 69,000 pizzerias in the United States? Approximately 3 BILLION
pizzas are offered in the U.S. every year.

You probably would have guessed it – the biggest day of the year for pizza at the United
There is nothing like watching the big game
with a few friends while you wait patiently for your favorite pizza to be served.

Everyone knows exactly how they
They can tell you exactly what sort of crust they like, what size they
prefer, how much sauce is”sufficient” sauce, and what toppings are the absolute best. There is
no doubt about it, when asked, people talk about their favourite pizza whilst sharing a huge smile.

Pizza lovers constantly explore fresh cheeses and new pizza ingredients. Unique toppings
And elaborate crust are but a few of their delights. Pizza”crust” alone has evolved through the
years giving pizza fans even more choices for their favorite pies.

Pizza is adored so much that it’s its own month. October is pizza month. Allow me to

Oh how we love our beloved pizza pies.

The thought of seeing a pizza manufacturer throw pizza dough into the air as it’s being perfectly shaped
Brings a smile and wide eyes to the majority of kids’ faces. The only smile that is larger is the smile after the
first slice has been quickly consumed. According to a new Gallup Poll, 82 percent of children ages
3 and 11 prefer pizza over chicken nuggets, hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, and burgers.

Pizza is here to remain. While many people continue to pursue weight loss plans and
Try to participate in healthful eating practices, pizza appears to be one of those foods that we just must
have from time to time. We don’t mind diets and we surely want to become more educated about healthy
eating practices but whatever you do…

Don’t take away our pizza!

You are what you eat

The typical meal system of Americans is petrifying. We’ve got our Cappuccino on the way to work with a sausage, egg, and muffin. At lunch, we go out with the gang and gratify. Dinner time rolls around and because of our hectic lifestyles we’ve created for ourselves, common sense, Animal Removal and standard food preparation go out the window.

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We are what we eat. That part we know. However, knowing how to turn that situation into something positive is something we could all learn about. Did you know that for many people with large bellies, it’s a combination of 2 things. Our diets aren’t conducive to keeping a flat stomach, and our exercise levels are not enough to reduce our caloric intake to a moderate level.

Belly Fats thrive on high carbohydrate foods. Have you ever seen that lanky man with the enormous beer belly? It is not coincidence. It is almost elementary math, however there is something else. Certain body types and body systems process sugars differently. Some are able to metabolize it quickly. Normally though, that excess sugar results in bad results. Your stomach can usually vouch for you.

It wasn’t until I found a system that was so brain dead simple that I truly understood what was happening. Now, over 2 years later, I still revel in the simple fact of how dumb my food choices were. Worse yet, I did not understand how to change them, for the long run, so that I could not just lose weight and fit into pants I didn’t possess, but also to live a happier life, which I wanted.

The good news is that you have options. This is America after all, the home of the free, land of the fast food. The government doesn’t force us to consume anything we don’t need to eat, unless we are in prison.

If you are tired of being held captive to the almighty burger, make a decision to create a change.

Losing hair?

Over the past twenty years dermatologists have observed a gradual increase in the amount of women and men experiencing problems regarding hair loss. In attempting to stop thinning hair it’s important to understand the underlying reasons why thinning hair happens and what external factors could be causing it. While hereditary factors play the best role in deciding if a man is going experience thinning hair there are also several other factors which can play a part.

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Men who suffer from baldness typically begin with a receding hairline and thinning at the crown. The hair loss slowly progresses into a bald spot at the crown and complete baldness on the top of the scalp. It’s now universally accepted that the most common cause of thinning hair in men is attributed to a chemical derived from testosterone known as dyhydrotestosterone (DHT).

While usually thought of as a male problem, thinning hair now affects over 40% of women over age 40. While male baldness displays a certain pattern, women’s hair loss tends to happen as an overall thinning this can be called”diffuse thinning”. There are a number of causes for thinning hair in woman and it is important to get a GPs diagnosis before trying to deal with the condition. Certain conditions such as pregnancy, childbirth, overactive thyroid and menopause may affect the hormone balance and these can all contribute to thinning hair. Other factors that can cause thinning hair in women are brought about by the use of intense hair treatments such as colorants, perms and hot oil treatments. These may inflame the scalp causing damage to the hair follicles.

Available Treatments

There are a now a large number of hair loss prevention and re-growth remedies available for both men and women. One of the main treatments that can stop thinning hair and stimulate development is a topical solution containing an ingredient called minoxidil. There are also several shampoos for thinning hair which work by removing the damaging DHT compound from the scalp. In addition to the topical remedies there are lots of dietary supplements containing vitamin B6, biotin, magnesium, saw palmetto and folic acid which help with thinning hair. There is also a treatment named Finasteride that’s clinically proven to prevent thinning hair but only works for men. Based on the precise type of hair loss some of these treatments might have to be used regularly to prevent hair loss reoccurring.

Disguising Thinning Hair

While there are many effective treatments available to stop thinning hair it may take several months before results are noticed. In this time there are many products and techniques that may be used to make the existing hair look thicker and healthier. Hair loss conditioners can thicken the hair follicles by as much as 300% and blow drying hair may also be used to make thinning hair look fuller. Certain hair designs will also be better suited to thinning hair, in general shorter hair is better, growing hair longer to cover up thinning hair isn’t recommended.

Conclusion

The reasons why thinning hair happens can be varied and complicated but it’s very important to know what the underlying issues are before proceeding with the correct course of treatment. Hair loss treatments are now much more effective than they were ten years back and it is now possible to stop thinning hair in the vast majority of cases.

Do you have weak nails?

Getting stronger nails is very essential. It can get really frustrating if your nails break on you and you need to do your manicure once again. There may be many different factors that may make your nails brittle. So as to keep your nails strong and healthy, here are a few ways that will help you take good care of them very well.

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HOW TO GET STRONGER NAILS

1. Massage Your Nails

Who says that massages are only for the other parts of your body? It stimulates blood flow into the nails that will help give your nails its nutrients. Try to give your nails a good massage once in a while. You can also tap your nails lightly on a surface to be able to stimulate blood flow.

2. Hydrate Yourself

Another cause of having brittle nails is lack of hydration. Try drinking at least eight glasses of water a day so you will get ample hydration. Water will also flush out toxins from your body. Plus, it has zero calories. So if you are on a diet, drinking water is a excellent way to go.

3. Moisturize Your Hands

Some people may use hand lotion, and some people may use a special nail cream. No matter what moisturizing product you may select, always take the time to massage your nails so that it will absorb the moisture immediately. Another organic approach to moisturize your nails is to soak them in olive oil or sunflower oil.

4. Get Your Daily Dose OF Minerals and Vitamins

Calcium and vitamin D not only helps keep your bones strong, it also makes your nails stronger. Vitamin D is responsible for the absorption of calcium in the human body. You may get Vitamin D by exposing yourself to sunlight (rather in the early morning because the glare of sunlight is not that extreme ) for at least 15 minutes. Just remember to pack in your sunscreen if you choose to do so. Multivitamins can also supply you with essential nutrients.

5. Nail Strengtheners

Nail strengtheners will help your nails become stronger and it prevents them from becoming brittle. They contain substances that will help prevent your nails from becoming brittle.

As long as you have the ability to take care of your nails really well, you won’t ever have a problem with them getting brittle. You can definitely get stronger nails. Consider these tips and try to incorporate them in your daily routine.

Distance doesn’t stop friends

Friends necessarily come and go out of our lives. Some move closer to where we live, while others relocate to remote places. The only continuous assurance while all this is happening is the mark that friends leave in our lives. When old friends move to a different city, you hope that they stay close enough for keeping in touch and seeing. Before they jump on a plane, it wouldn’t hurt to consult other friends for a possible friendship gift idea for the friend going away.

Finding neat gifts for friends moving away isn’t that hard. If you prefer talking over composing, a long distance call card is an excellent friendship gift idea. This way, you get to remain in touch with a string of phone calls. You might also go through old photographs and assemble a picture book of the times you were together.

What about old friends who live far away? Little trinkets make perfect presents for friends who live far away. You could try sending them with Friendship Stones. You might not be there with them physically, but in mind and spirit you are a hundred percent connected together. This helps to keep the bond of friendship in one piece even when separated by a enormous distance.

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Still, the hands-down best gifts for friends who live far away is your friendship. Staying in touch is 1 friendship gift idea that never goes out of style. Bracelets, rings or other accessories that your friend can wear all of the time is a intelligent friendship gift idea. Since they’ll be wearing your present, it’ll be hard for your friends to forget about you. Even without you there with them, your gift can offer them the comfort and assurance they need to get through trying times.

Even when you’re at opposite ends of the shore, you will be able to keep the friendship along with your thoughtful gifts for friends who live far away. Be sure to shop carefully so you do not wind up with the incorrect gifts for friends going away.

Avoid getting drunk

Ok, so you’ll have a party with friends tonight? It means that there will be lots of alcohol there. And friends and you’ll also have lots of drink. However, you’ll have an important meeting with vital client in very early Friday afternoon. Getting drunk will mess it up because you will wake up late and you become not focus.

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A little alcohol may be a”social lubricant,” too much may be catastrophic. Too much alcohol will lead you to say something stupid to your boss and get yourself fired, or you drive the wrong way on the freeway, etc.. Drinking alcohol is ok, but to get drunk is not cool whatsoever. Here are things that can you do to stay sober and awake.

1. Eat. You should eat something before you go out. As you know, a meal in your stomach will slow the absorption of alcohol by your body. You may pick proteins and fats to your pre-libation meal and continue to eat throughout the evening.
2. Don’t forget to choose the ideal drink. Never choose drinks that are made with carbonated mixers or those containing artificial sweeteners. In fact, you must select alcohol which are served with ice, and stick to one type of drink.
3. Straw. Avoid this. Never use straw to drink alcohol if don’t want to get drunk really quick.
4. Have a word with the server.
5. Please note, those who sit and drink frequently don’t realize they’re drunk until they stand up. Thus, you must stay on your feet; walk around and speak with people. This will avoid you to get drunk easily.
6. Time. Give a really much enough time. Space your drinks an hour and complete the previous one 90 minutes before you leave the party. This strategy will be very handy for you.

So guys, remember and follow these suggestions to make you fresh and’awake’ during and after the party.

Blood sugar too low?

When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into sugars, like glucose, which are then used to fuel the muscles and organs in your body, particularly the brain. Hypoglycemia is a condition where your body secretes too much insulin and because of this sends your blood sugar too low for your body to carry out normal functions. When this occurs and your body becomes starved for energy, you will see the physical and psychological side effects of hypoglycemia. This condition is very treatable and may even be treated naturally in the event you recognize how it works.

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When hypoglycemia isn’t treated properly there are lots of possible symptoms that you might see.
Lots of men and women who believe they have hypoglycemia don’t know why they have it or who’s very likely to get it. Hypoglycemia is common in adolescents that are taking blood sugar lowering medication for diabetes. It is also possible for overdoses of alcohol, insulin, or other diabetes drugs to cause hypoglycemia in people which are otherwise healthy.
Hypoglycemia is otherwise quite rare in teens and adults and yet many men and women are under the mistaken impression that they might have hypoglycemia. Since hypoglycemia has so many different symptoms that overlap with so many other health issues it is very possible for a person to recognize symptoms they have and relate them to hypoglycemia, when actually it can be something else. If you are worried that you may have hypoglycemia or something with the same symptoms, it’s recommended that you go see a doctor to get a definitive opinion on what might be wrong.
If you really do have hypoglycemia, do not panic. There are lots of manageable strategies to deal with it, including naturally via your diet. When trying to deal with hypoglycemia naturally, you will need to be careful not to introduce too much sugar in your system as this could send your blood glucose too high and cause another set of issues. If you feel you are suffering from hypoglycemia, the general treatment is to consume 15g of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugar that your body can then use for energy. There are sugar pills available which are 15 g of sugar, or you can try 15ml (3tsp) of sugar blended into water, 175ml of juice or soft drink, or 15ml of honey. If your symptoms persist you should be sure to see your doctor as these methods of naturally treating hypoglycemia are not fool proof.
While having the ability to treat hypoglycemia naturally is nice, it’s not to be taken lightly. Hypoglycemia is a serious illness and it’s recommended that you speak with palm bay fl raccoon removal before going ahead with treating it yourself naturally. If you’re interested in more detail about hypoglycemia and learning about blood glucose, check this out.

What are Pheromones?

Pheromones are chemical scent signals
that all humans/mammals give off. Subconsciously detected,
pheromones give information about your immune system, your
fertility, your current state of sexual interest and the
List continues. With the Ideal chemical-hormonal signals, she
automatically, instinctively responds – without even
Once in the atmosphere, the pheromones are detected by a little
Organ inside our nose, also called Vomeronasal Organ. This part
Of the nasal passage acts independently of other nerves and
Is dedicated only to detect and decode messages brought by Thanks to that the response does not rely
Directly on any identifiable smell – for all practical
Motives, the pheromones have no specific smell – its
Strength relies only on purely chemical reactions.
How come I haven’t heard about this interesting new sense Because it is a recent
The sixth sense yet, you will: They are fast becoming
words.

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all the time. These pheromones that we give off are the base
for most pheromone cologne style products.
Unlike you might think, pheromones isn’t a kind of magic.
They are 100% natural, but we still need them to attract
members of the opposite sex. Unfortunately, our way of life
(frequent showers, deodorants, using aftershaves etc.) gets
Rid of most of our natural pheromones. That’s why in order
To balance for that we need pheromone colognes. Naturally,
They’re more than simple replacement of what we have lost
during the shower. Pheromone colognes like Nexus
Pheromones are almost magic brews to assist you
Establish chemical communication with everyone around and
make them like wildlife nuisance removal service.
Pheromone colognes work very long – the odor will probably
Not disappear before nine hours since application. The body
chemistry, natural pheromone levels, product’s brand name
And even the Type of spots you applied your pheromone
Cologne to will and will have a noticeable effect on the
Longevity of its consequences. That’s why it is extremely
Important to Purchase only highest quality products like Nexus
Pheromones or other products which: (a)contain pure
Focus of androsterone, (b) are sold under a money-back
Guarantee, and (c) are cheap – some pheromone
Colognes are sold at competitive prices, but the bottle is
less than 10ml. Also, Remember that you need to make
Sure that the delivery will be 100% discreet. Otherwise you
Will risk receiving impolite comments from your neighbors –
And that’s precisely what you would like to avoid.
The nice things about pheromones are that they may give you
A border you need to do everything you have always wanted to do and
Achieve all the goals you wanted to achieve, but had no
self-confidence to do that. People who use pheromones can
Expect getting more popular among the opposite sex, being
Considered sexier and everything that is related to that.
When you are considered sexy and popular, the number of
Dates and (ideally) sexual encounters will grow and the
Quality of lovemaking will also go up. As pheromones have
Also non-sex associated effects, you can expect that people
will show you more attention both at home and at work with
All the good stuff such popularity brings.

Cat running your life

If you say you’re a cat owner, what makes you so certain that you are really one? Who supplies her animal exterminator feline with all her needs? Who could be controlled with just a stare of her kitty?
In the event you recognize the following situations, your “owner” standing in your home may have been changed without even being aware of it.

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The Cat Eats Whatever She Wants to You have probably presented your feline pet with a variety of cat foods, yet he’s turned his nose away from them. Humans that cats possess are aware that if you discover the food they enjoy, you must stick with it. This might be a specific taste on an odd day, and some other flavor on an even day, which can be set in the microwave for eight seconds and presented on beautiful china.
You Will Never Be Able to Move the Cat
You are sure your cat owns you once you often work near your cat wherever that could be. This could consist of folding laundry at a later time when you see him sleeping within the basket, moving over him to prepare lunch when he is lying on the floor of the kitchen, refraining from using the vacuum cleaner when he is close, or picking another chair when he’s occupying your normal seat.
Throughout time, you have purchased lots of balls, small mice and bouncy or squeaky cat toys. After playing together for a few minutes, he becomes bored, but you continue to bring house toys for a short moment of happiness. Even if you are aware of this, you don’t mind at all. It’s all worthwhile to please your cat.
You Fill Up Your Cell Phone with Cat Pictures
When you bring out your own phone, check the number of cat pictures in comparison with the number of pictures of human relatives. Just how far should you go through photographs of your furry friend to reach your jolly spouse or kid? There’s nothing more to say.
You Have Various Sources of Water
There is no reason for the cat to go downstairs merely to drink. This question is very reasonable when you’re owned by your cat. You may have water dishes and cups of water in several different rooms in the house. When your cat sticks his nose within your water glass, do you scold him or let him drink to his heart’s desire, and find some other glass? When the latter is your answer, your cat owns you.
Even when you say that you’re the boss, when it comes to this, are you? In spite of of your best efforts to oppose this, it would be best to resign from your position and let yourself be a human. This is since you’ll never win this battle.

Damage from Hurricanes

A hurricane’s deadly forces The combination of water and wind can have catastrophic impacts on nature and man. Learn what these mortal features can do and wild animal control near me how to survive them.

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Storm surge is simply the growth in water that floods the shore as water is pushed onshore by powerful winds, and to a much lesser level very low pressure. It is important that you know the tides of the coastal region where you’re located. For example, a lot of locations on the Gulf coast have very little tidal ranges, whereas places on the U.S. east coast have large tidal ranges. It makes a significant difference on the impacts to the coast if a hurricane moves ashore through a low or high tide in a place where the tidal range is large. Today, inland flooding causes the largest loss of life. In the past, when hurricane forecasting technology was not as sophisticated, storm surge was the motive for the majority of deaths. It’s best to leave a structure that could be impacted by the storm wave of a hurricane. The force from sea water is very powerful and can destroy a home easily. High waves take the debris from destroyed buildings which are on the coast that batter other structures further inland. Houses built on stilts have a much greater survivability from surge damage. Nevertheless, it’s wise not to “ride out” a hurricane and evacuate to a safer location.
Hurricanes produce strong sustained winds that have the capability of destroying structures and toppling trees and power lines. The Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale gives an estimate on the kind of wind damage which can be expected with various categories of hurricanes. A significant hurricane is considered a class 3 or higher. Strong winds can blow in garage doors, break windows, or lift roofs off of homes. Be sure that you have shutters or plywood to cover windows properly during a hurricane. Also, know how structurally sound your roof and garage doors are so that they won’t fail in case of high winds. The safest place to stay is in the basement to protect you and your loved ones from high winds. If you’re in a flood zone, evacuate to higher ground. If you do not have a basement, find a little room on the lowest floor with no windows near the middle of the house to stay.
Tornadoes
Tornadoes are many times associated with land falling tropical cyclones. The majority of the tornadoes happen within 24 hours of land fall, even though it’s possible for tornadoes to still occur a couple of days later still associated with the circulation. The largest hurricane associated tornado outbreak on record happened with Hurricane Ivan in 2004 with 123 tornadoes. Other hurricanes that produced a substantial tornado outbreak were: Hurricane Buelah (115), Hurricane Frances (103) and Hurricane Rita (101) tornadoes. Contrary to their Midwest cousins, tornadoes on average are weaker in hurricanes. There’s typically a weaker signature on radar and hail almost never accompanies them. Stronger land falling hurricanes have a greater potential to create tornadoes than poorer ones. Tornadoes occur with land falling hurricanes as the storm moves over land and encounters greater low level friction from the property. This slows the wind at the surface greater than higher aloft, adding to vertical wind shear. It’s this increase in wind shear that sets up an environment favorable for tornado development. Follow the same safety guidelines for high winds to safeguard you and your family from the harmful effects of tornadoes.
Flooding
All hurricanes do not produce severe flooding. There are lots of factors that lead to the flood potential of a hurricane or weaker tropical cyclone. The most important factor is the rate of movement. If a tropical cyclone moves into a region where steering currents from the winds aloft are weak, very heavy rain can result. It’s possible for the tropical cyclone to be almost stationary for days resulting in very heavy rainfall amounts of 40 to 50 inches or longer. Rainfall amounts are also affected by the terrain of a location. Mountains cause an additional lift to occur, improving rain rates on the windward slopes. The surrounding environment where the hurricane forms is another thought. If a hurricane forms in the deep tropics, it usually can tap a deeper source of deep layered moisture. Hurricanes which form in higher latitudes have a higher prospect of entraining dry air from mid latitude weather systems limiting moisture. When a tropical cyclone is approaching, understand the potential for heavy rainfall to make flooding or flash flooding where you reside.
Summary The best way to endure the effects of a hurricane is by staying informed. For more on how to prepare before a storm strikes, check Tropicalweather.net’s article on hurricane preparedness.

Making up after an arguement

Everyone has gotten into a fight with a friend. This is very common among us. We fight due to disagreements. We fight because of conflict of interests. We fight because Grant Valkaria Wildlife Removal we believe we know better. We say things we don’t really mean and we end up hurting the person we care about.
But often times, people who struggle become better friends in the procedure. Losing a friend can be quite hard. It’s never easy to let go of someone whom you’ve trusted, someone whom you have shared all of your secrets and dreams with, and someone whom you’ve learned to love. If you believe your friend is a truly good person, then it’s always right to give that friend another chance. Everyone deserves another chance. And that includes you.
So what is the secret to find a friend back? Apologize. Cliche as it may sound but it is the 1 thing that you can do in order to win your friend back. Do not waste time waiting for your buddy to apologize just because you believe you’re the person who deserves an apology. Fights have both right and wrong sides but that really doesn’t matter. Apologizing is the most effective strategy to win a buddy back. If you don’t want to lose your friend, decrease your pride and apologize.
This is highly successful because when someone apologizes to them, it makes them feel that you have done something nice to them and they’ll feel an immediate need to return the favor. Most likely, your friend will apologize to you in the procedure.
Funny thing is, the less at fault you are, the more your friend will feel the need to apologize to you because he will believe that you’re the person who deserves an apology.
But whoever apologizes first does not really matter. What matters is you realize that true friends are hard to find and you’re not willing to give up a beautiful friendship with your friend just because of a 1 time argument.

How to plan a wedding shower

A wedding shower has two purposes. The other purpose is to celebrate the upcoming event by holding a party.
Wedding shower comes from the expression to Palm Bay Wildlife Removal shower with blessings. In cases like this, gifts. Usually, the shower is hosted by a close friend or family member. A sister is frequently the ideal hostess, as she’s very likely to know what the bride wants or desires. She’s also the individual, who will identify the individuals, who would love to be invited to the shower. Guests normally come out of a circle of close friends and relatives.

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The hostess generally holds the shower in her home, so that will decide the number of people to be invited. She may decide that her house can comfortably accommodate 20 guests. The shower is rarely a surprise to the bride. She’d be educated about the guests she’d love to have there in her celebration. The hostess could send invitations to these prospective guests at least 10 days before the event, together with the request for RSVP (a telephone or notice so she’ll know if the guest intends to be there).
The hostess will choose a theme, such as kitchen items, and if the bride has enrolled with a retail store’s gift registry, will make certain to include this information in the invitation.
Many wedding showers are held on a weekday evening. It’s up to the hostess if this is going to be a meal or just a desert offering. Since most women, including the hostess, work full time during the day, the shower food will most likely be simple and simple. A homemade crock pot stew, with bread bowls for serving containers is an easy example. A sheet cake, with an appropriate message from any store could be served for dessert. If something light is desired, a build your own ice cream sundae dessert offering is a fantastic way to go. Things which may be made ahead so the hostess can also enjoy the celebration are best. Wedding showers are often for girls, but there are no rules that say it can’t be an occasion for couples. At others, they just talk with one another while the bride opens her gifts. The hostess will provide a small notebook to record the gift and person giving, so the bride can get her thank you notes out. Most wedding showers last less than two hours.

Planning your big day

Marriage proposals are extremely romantic. Even though the person asking the woman to get married is very nervous, the entire idea of being Cocoa Beach Opossum Removal proposed to can be quite dreamy. Couples seclude themselves to build a moment until the man finds the ideal time to pop the question.

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When the proposal is accepted, your busy days will begin. Apart from your everyday chores and your occupation, you get a whole lot of things to plan and that is for your wedding day. For sure, you will be pinching yourself to check if it is real that you are marrying the man of your dreams. After indulging yourself with ideas of pleasure, you’ll be scramming to think about the things that you will need to do before the big day. Therefore, here are some tips to help you get started:

If you have no idea what kind of wedding you want, you can grab wedding magazines and check out things that could possibly motivate you to create a theme.

Talk to your partner regarding the budget. Try to think about the maximum limit.

Start thinking about the different services you’ll be hiring. This includes the caterer, transportation, wedding videography, photography, or even the designer for your clothes.

Make a tentative guests record so that you can get an eye view of the maximum people expected to come.

Coordinate with your spouse As much as possible, to get things working smoothly. Have tasks divided so that the two of you will not sacrifice your jobs.

As soon as you have set the date, book the wedding location as early as possible. Occasionally, it can be cheaper when done on off-peak seasons.

Do not forget the flowers. A wedding is not complete without it. Talk with the florist as soon as possible so they can secure the quantity of flowers you want to be present in your wedding day.

Remember to throw an engagement party with your friends and families. This is the best way to break the news to them and announce that you already have a date.

Ask some of your friends to help out, probably your sisters or your closest friends. It is possible to run to them for information. Even better, if you would like to have a lesser load for your wedding, hire a wedding planner and they’ll carry out everything you want for your wedding.

Planning should not be hard for weddings. You need to begin the general items like hamburgers, transportations, wedding videographies or even clothing. Once you have identified all the general items, enter the specifics and this is where you label these items so that you will know where to go and what to want. As soon as you have established all these things, you are on your way to plan a terrific wedding regardless of what the budget will be.

Summary

It’s normal to be confused on how to begin planning for your wedding day. Take these tips and it will pave a way to getting into the details of the wedding.

German Shepard information

People love big, protective and loving dogs and that is why there are a whole lot of german sheperd breeders.

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Many Germans still called them Deutscher Schaferhund due to their original Palm Bay Opossum Removal sheepdog function but the strain isn’t very old and was really developed from a variety of sheep herding farm dogs in the late 1800s.

This was partly as they are extremely loyal and courageous dogs and they are quite intelligent and retain specialized training for a long time. Temperament is what ensures the usefulness of the German Shepherd and since this comes from good breeding it’s vital to discover a good and reputable breeder. With a poor temperament these dogs are a disaster. This is when their protective loyalty begins to show itself!

There are many german sheperd breeders and you should have no problem finding a good one, but just remember that they are available in a array of colors and will protect you no matter what!

They’ve proved a popular breed over the years for use in both the police force and as guard dogs for security businesses. They have a very acute sense of hearing which means that they’re invaluable to anyone wanting to protect both themselves and their property. Because they are a big dog they are a really useful deterrent against thieves.

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Eat your vegetables. Sleep eight hours a day. Exercise.

There are several truisms about staying healthy that we sometimes do not use Grant Valkaria Squirrel Removal due diligence in determining if the advice given to us is true. Then there are the old wives’ tales, passed down from one generation to the next, that often disregard the difference between fiction and fact. Below, you’ll find a list of 10 of the most common health clichés out there.

Weighing in at just over 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds), the human mind is home to almost 100 billion neurons. They transmit information to each other across gaps called synapses, of which the mind has almost 1 quadrillion.

The brain is sectioned into three primary parts-the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brain stem. The cerebrum composes roughly 85 percent of the organ and is responsible for much of the higher-level functioning we associate with being human. Seated below it, you will discover that the cerebellum, which controls basic coordination and balance. And finally, you’ve got the brain stem.

Wouldn’t it be incredible if all this processing is only making use of 10 percent of their brain’s bandwidth?

Alas, this “fact” is utterly wrong. We’re not sure in which the claim that we only use 10 percent of our brains came out, but it seemed to percolate from the late Victorian era. In the late 1890s, Harvard psychologists William James and Boris Sidis used the latter’s wunderkind (his IQ was almost 300) as proof that all humans have to have the capacity to be that smart. We just have to try harder.

Further research at the start of the 20th century discovered that rats with cerebral damage could be retaught particular tasks. This was used to bolster the already weak case that our brain is full of untapped potential. Alas, this factoid is completely ridiculous with no basis in modern science. Just reading this paragraph uses over 10 percent of your brain. Oh well.

After consuming a particularly large piece of bubblegum, a lot of you may remember being horrified to hear that your digestive tract would spend the next seven years trying to digest it. If your seven years isn’t up yet, you may be relieved to learn that this “reality” is complete crap.

Although the origins of this myth are elusive, it’s borne out a comparative truth about chewing gum. The Food and Drug Administration defines gum as a “nonnutritive masticatory substance.” (Translation: It’s not food.)

While it’s not a good idea to swallow your chewing gum, what happens to it isn’t all that exciting. Excess ingredients like sweeteners could be digested, but the majority of the gum is an elastomer that gets moved through your digestive tract without being broken down. Then the gum comes out the other end through the excretory system and is usually unscathed.

Foreign, inedible objects have to be roughly larger than a United States quarter to get stuck in your digestive tract. Otherwise, they leak like junk down a stream, right out the other end.

As if puberty, high school, and those teenage years aren’t hard enough, many of us grew up learning that our chocolate intake had a causal relationship with breakouts. Pretty awful that chocolate, the 1 thing that makes adolescence bearable, lights up your face with ugly zits.

Well, we’re here to let you know that this old wives’ tale is false. Eating chocolate won’t cause you to break out. However, eating foods high in sugar and fat can raise your body’s natural sebum production, making your skin oilier. What’s more, those unhealthy foods contribute to higher levels of skin inflammation.

However, will chocolate-or any food for that matter-make your skin break out? The answer to that is a resounding no. Eating high levels of fatty foods will definitely trip up your blood glucose, which can indirectly impact breakout levels. But no single food item is the golden ticket to avoiding teenage pimples.

Carrots Improve Eyesight:

To be fair, carrots are amazing sources of beta-carotene, an inactive retinol that is transformed into vitamin A during digestion. Vitamin A provides all kinds of benefits to the body, for example, protection of eyesight.

However, does it really improve one’s nighttime vision?

No. The British Ministry of Information ran a campaign during World War II that suggested pilots in the Royal Air Force were eating huge amounts of carrots, explaining their uncanny ability to shoot down German fighter pilots under the veil of darkness. Truth is, all of the carrots in the world couldn’t give you the gift of nocturnal sight.

British troops were warding off German bombers with novel technology at the time-airborne interception radar. It is unlikely that German intelligence bought into the idea that British pilots were fueled by high-octane carrots.

Yet, in the almost century since, the Western world’s overall public has stayed firm believers that if they eat enough of the orange stuff, their eyes will thank them. We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but you are not likely to have night vision anytime soon.

We Have Five Senses:

This one ought to be simple, right? The belief that we have five senses dates back to the time of Greek philosopher Aristotle, who was the first to discern the five distinct senses of the human body. You probably learned them in elementary school: sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste.

Yes, these are five of your senses. But they are not the only ones.

Let’s start with the basics. What is a “sense”? Well, it is something with a detector that could perceive a given stimulus. Every sense is activated by a special phenomenon.

In actuality, the sensation of touch is actually much more complex than just a single sensation. Many neurologists break down “touch” into divergent senses, including perceptions of pressure, temperature, and pain.

Depending on whom you ask, humans have as many as 33 senses. These include some senses, such as blood pressure and balance that you knew you had but didn’t count as a “sense.” So, next time someone says they have a sixth sense, you could respond by saying you’ve 33. They may not know what you mean by that, but you will know!

Rolling Your Tongue Is Genetic:

Many people can remember being taught, by a biology teacher no less, our ability to roll up our tongues was straightforward genetic fate. If either of your parents could do it, so can you. Or so we were told.

In fact, it is not that simple. Unlike a number of these body myths, we have a fantastic idea from where this one came. In 1940, American geneticist Alfred Sturtevant published a study that concluded that your tongue-rolling ability was a hereditary trait according to a dominant gene.

But, Sturtevant’s exuberance over his finding was short-lived. People realized quickly that there were identical twins where one could roll his tongue and the other couldn’t. Because of this, Sturtevant’s findings were quickly debunked, with the guy at the helm conceding defeat.

And yet, decades later in classrooms throughout the world, this falsehood has been spread anew. Now that you know the truth, you can stop the madness from spreading the next time someone unveils this unique parlor trick.

Heating Escapes Through Your Head:

Between the myth that we only use 10 percent of our brains and the prevailing notion that we lose the majority of our body heat through our heads, it feels like our craniums can’t catch a break. A prevailing hypothesis on the origin of this myth: Scientists conducted research in the 1950s in which subjects were exposed to low temperatures and dropped a good chunk of their heat through their noggins.

The problem with this research is that the subjects were bundled up in coats and only their heads were exposed to the elements. So yes, if every part of your body is insulated and your mind isn’t, you’ll lose a disproportionate quantity of body heat through your head.

However, more recent research finds that, all else being equal, an inordinate quantity of heat doesn’t escape from your head. You lose approximately 7 percent of your body heat through your head, which makes sense because your head is approximately 7 percent of your body’s surface area. [

So, treat your mind like every other part of your body. When it is cold, bundle it up and everything will be OK.

Hair And Fingernails Keep Growing After Death:

This “reality” about the human body is kind of creepy, isn’t it? The idea that protein shards of keratin keep growing at our extremities in the days and weeks after we die is freaky. Well, we’re here to let you know that it’s not really correct.

Our bodies dehydrate rather rapidly once we die. At these times, our skin starts wrinkling and pulls inward. This gives the illusion that our hair and nails are still growing. On the contrary, the rest of the body is merely shrinking. For this reason, morticians will frequently snore corpses in moisturizer to keep them out of pruning up.

Arthritis can be debilitating or mild.

Obviously, if you’re able to stay away from activities associated with arthritis, you should. For many health-conscious people, this includes a seemingly straightforward request-don’t crack your knuckles. However, we’re here to tell you that cracking your knuckles doesn’t make the list in your struggle to prevent arthritis.

But first, what is “cracking” the knuckles? That popping sound is connected with bubbles bursting on your synovial fluid (the stuff that greases your joints).

That said, you still might want to give up the habit. Chronic knuckle cracking is connected to weaker grip power.

Shave Your Beard, And It’ll Grow Back Darker:

Who hasn’t heard this one? You can shave your beard-or for girls, the hair on your legs-but your efforts will be in vain. Not only will the hair grow back, we’re told, but it will grow back faster and darker than before.

This is absolutely false. In fact, we have known this isn’t true for quite some time. One of the earliest modern studies on the issue took place in 1928. The engaging men all shaved in precisely the same manner with the identical brand of shaving cream. Then their subsequent new hairs have been examined for increased rates of growth.

A whole lot of this myth comes down to perception. As our hair grows back, we may be influenced by our preexisting biases. Additionally, when you wax or shave hair off, it’s like chopping down a tree and leaving the stump.

Alas, any changes in growth rate may result from underlying hormonal changes. But otherwise, it is all in your head!

Buying Vs. Building

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When families, or individuals, first begin to consider purchasing a house, the question often arises as to whether they should purchase Palm Bay Squirrel Removal a previously owned house, and then add some personal touches, or if they ought to hire a custom home building company to help them design their own. There are benefits and downfalls to both, which makes it a tough choice.

Buying

Buying a new house has certain conveniences that lots of people appreciate, like the fact that everything is already done. This saves the hassle, and possible conflict of making major decisions, which may be a huge relief for individuals which are somewhat indecisive. Buying a home usually means that buyers are able to move in earlier, and they might spend less in the long term, depending on the house.

The same things that are advantages have the potential to become negatives. It can be nice that the washer hook up is in its designated place, but what if it’s in the kitchen and buyers might prefer it in the bathroom. This is a small adjustment, but if a buyer is unsatisfied with the minor matters, it can all develop over time. Also, the toilet may already be ready to be used, but how old are the pipes?

The plumbing, furnace, central air system and the foundation of previously owned homes have been in use for many years once the building is purchased, and they might need replaced earlier than buyers are ready for. A used furnace is more likely to need repaired than a brand new one, and the exact same rule applies to everything in the home.

Building

Every room will be the specific size that the buyer wants or desires, buyers will be able to have an energy-efficient residence, and the ability to personalize every space ensures that custom homes will have more personality. Even the floors will be perfect, whether they are hardwood, tile or carpet.

Last, a professional home builder will be certain everything is precisely the way the buyer wants it, eliminating the need for renovations, and the stress that can come with every new project.

Building a house can be stressful for buyers who are unsure of what they want. Are open spaces better or shut off rooms?

The only other downside to custom-built homes is that it may be more expensive when looking at the short-term price. Brand new furnaces aren’t affordable. On the other hand, most buyers will end up with a brand new furnace if they buy an older (cheaper) house in the future anyway.

In general, it boils down to whether buyers would love to spend a little bit more cash when first purchasing a house for a brand new home that’s been designed to satisfy their needs, or whether home owners would love to invest more money in the future as renovations occur and things, such as the furnace, need replaced. Taking time and money to hire an experienced home builder can save families years’ worth of stress and hassle.