Showing posts with label General Knowledge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label General Knowledge. Show all posts

4 Minutes, 28 Days – A New Body!


Plank is a simple but effective total-body exercise. This simple exercise tones and strengthens your core muscles along with those in your arms, thighs and calves. It’s a great full-body workout that you can do in under a minute to improve your health and fitness.
THE PLANKING CHALLENGE
You need to do the plank challenge for 4 weeks. At first, you simply start out in the plank position for 20 seconds. Easy, right? Slowly, you build up your stamina until you are planking for four minutes during the final days.
Follow this plan:
Day 1 – 20 seconds
Day 2 – 20 seconds
Day 3 – 30 seconds
Day 4 – 30 seconds
Day 5 – 40 seconds
Day 6 – Rest
Day 7 – 45 seconds
Day 8 – 45 seconds
Day 9 – 60 seconds
Day 10 – 60 seconds
Day 11 – 60 seconds
Day 12 – 90 seconds
Day 13 – Rest
Day 14 – 90 seconds
Day 15 – 90 seconds
Day 16 – 120 seconds
Day 17 – 120 seconds
Day 18 – 150 seconds
Day 19 – Rest
Day 20 – 150 seconds
Day 21 – 150 seconds
Day 22 – 180 seconds
Day 23 – 180 seconds
Day 24 – 210 seconds
Day 25 – Rest
Day 26 – 210 seconds
Day 27 – 240 seconds
Day 28 – Until failure
Although the plank Challenge must be completed in 4 weeks, continuing to do it and adding it to your workout is the best way to continue to build your strength and endurance, and to watch your body transform. It is a slow progression toward amazing results, and it’s not exactly a quick fix.
WHY PLANKING?
You may be wondering why the Planking Challenge makes for such a good workout plan. Here’s what planking does to your body:
  • Tones your stomach
  • Planks burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups.
  • It also works on your metabolism and daily practice makes sure metabolism remains high all day.
  • Improve your posture
  • While building strength, planks also increase flexibility.
HOW TO PROPERLY PLANK
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The key to getting great results comes down to perfecting the proper planking position. This is how to do plank Properly :
Step 1: Lie on your stomach on the floor and hold your elbows directly under your shoulders and place your wrists in line with your elbows.
Step 2: Push your body up balancing on the elbows (arms) and toes while contracting your stomach, tailbone and thigh muscles. Avoid pushing your hips up too high or letting them sag to the floor. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your feet.
Step 3: The breathing is very important and it should be slow and deliberate so that your core is fully engaged and your body is relaxed.

12 Habits of Unhappy People (and How to Avoid Having Them)


Happiness is something that we all strive to attain. As human beings we can accept the fact that: (a) life is short, and (b) unhappiness makes our lives difficult. As is common knowledge, our habits have a big impact on the quality of life that we live; specifically, these habits directly impact our happiness (or lack thereof). To make a clear distinction, there is a strong difference between clinical depression and chronic unhappiness. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain, while unhappiness is a disposition that is often acquired through how we choose to live our lives. Similar to depression, however, unhappiness can be diagnosed and treated.

Here are 12 habits that can cause unhappiness, all of which can be avoided.


1. Chronic Complaining

Happy and successful people do not complain much. On the other side, it seems that chronic complainers always have something negative to say… even when those around them are happy! The bottom line: we all have different circumstances that we are given in this lifetime, but in the end these circumstances are ours – fair or unfair, wanted or unwanted. Instead, seek solutions to problems instead of complaining, which leads to nowhere.


2. Being critical – of self and others

How we talk to ourselves shapes our self-image, for better or worse. Self-worth is an essential component to our happiness, and feeling good about ourselves is a right that we all have. Realize when mistakes are made, accept them, and move on…don’t engage in negative self-talk. Further, respect the inherent differences of others and recognize their right to live happily and without undue criticism.


3. Living beyond means

We live in a materialistic society, one where we are constantly bombarded with advertisements for the latest car, gadget, or credit card; all promising an easier, more fulfilling existence. Don’t believe it for a second. While purchasing a new product may provide a needed emotional boost, it doesn’t last. Ever heard the term “buyer’s remorse”? It exists for a reason. Instead, seek out something to do that doesn’t involve whipping out a piece of plastic – exercise, reading, sightseeing, etc. – anything brings satisfaction without the debt.


4. Negative addictions

Most things are good in moderation – food, a drink or two, entertainment… it’s when these things take center stage in our lives that it becomes a problem. Unfortunately, many good people have met their end through addictive habits, especially through dependence on alcohol and drugs. A great preventative measure and remedy to these addictions? Finding and living our passions to the greatest extent possible (see #8).

12 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Avoid



Here Are 12 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Avoid

1. THEY DON’T LET THEIR FEELINGS GO UNCHECKED.

According to psychologist and author Daniel Goleman, one of the pioneers of emotional intelligence, self-awareness is one of the five main attributes of those with a high EQ. Essentially, emotionally intelligent people have a high level of mindfulness about their emotions and feelings, and possess a deep understanding of how these feelings affect them and the people around them.
They don’t allow their emotions to get out of hand, and they don’t ever ignore how they feel. They might think more with their heart rather than their head, but this makes them more sensitive to the feelings of themselves and others.

2. THEY DON’T DISMISS OTHER PEOPLE’S FEELINGS.

Empathy, another major characteristic of highly emotionally intelligent people, means that you deeply understand how someone else feels, and try to put yourself in their shoes. People with a high EQ don’t disregard how others feel; on the contrary, they actually want to decode the feelings of others because they have such compassion for them. They can even read people’s emotions on their face and gather information about their emotions based on body language. They can anticipate other people’s needs and are highly perceptive.

3. THEY DON’T ALLOW OTHERS TO CONTROL THEIR EMOTIONS.

People with a high EQ, while very sensitive, aim to maintain control of their feelings at all times, no matter what other people may say to them. They don’t let other people rain on their parade; they celebrate life and keep a positive attitude, even if they’re celebrating alone. Emotionally strong individuals have a resiliency about them, and bounce back quickly from rejection, betrayal, and other forms of negativity.

4. THEY AVOID THE VICTIM MENTALITY.

Because they have such a high awareness of their emotions, they realize that only they can control how they feel. They don’t blame others if they have a bad day, and they constantly regulate their emotions in order to cope best with what’s going on around them. They redirect negative emotions into a more productive activity or thought, and take full responsibility for how they feel.
They avoid complaining to their friends constantly about situations in their life. They don’t like to spend too much time in self-pity, and they motivate themselves to get out of unfavorable situations.

5. THEY DON’T BECOME COMPLACENT.

Emotionally intelligent people work hard to achieve their goals, and don’t allow themselves to stay in a slump. They believe in themselves, work through any fears they may have, and stay motivated to reach the finish line, whatever that looks like to them. They don’t avoid change; they seek ways out of their comfort zone because they know it will facilitate their growth and lead to a better future.

6. THEY DON’T RUMINATE ON THEIR FEELINGS.

Even though emotionally intelligent people stay in tune with their emotions, they don’t keep their focus entirely on their inward world. They know when to shift their attention outward and acknowledge the world around them – they know that living inside their head too much can create problems that were never there to begin with. They remain aware of their feelings, but they don’t let them overtake their entire life.

You Need To Eat This If You Have Hair Loss, Brittle Nails Or You`re Not Sleeping Well

It may interest you to know that adrenal gland issues can affect the health of your hair, nails and even your sleep quality. Your adrenal glands are located on the top part of your kidneys and they are endocrine glands. These glands are responsible for the release of several hormones, such as steroids and adrenaline.


The importance of these hormones cannot be overemphasized, as they help to regulate your blood pressure, boost your immunity and your rate of metabolism.
Your body is better equipped to handle stress with these hormones released in your body, so any obstruction to the function of the adrenal glands can lead to a myriad of health problems.
You can get your adrenal gland up and running again with a homemade natural recipe involving the use of Brazilian walnuts.
Here’s what you require and how this remedy is prepared:
  • Pure natural honey
  • Parsley leaves (Dried)
  • Ginger (Ground)
  • Brazilian walnuts
  • Raisins
Preparation
  • The first thing you need to do is to incorporate the dried parsley leaves and Brazilian walnuts into a blender and blend them.
  • Next, add your raisins, ground ginger and pure honey.
  • Blend the entire ingredients until you have a homogeneous mixture.
Usage: 
  • Consume two tablespoons of this homemade, natural adrenal gland boosting remedy early in the morning before breakfast and on an empty stomach.
  • You should take this dosage twice or thrice in an entire week. By so doing, you will give your adrenal gland a boost and you will immediately see and feel changes in your body. Your quality of sleep will improve, your hair will look healthy and it’s natural lustre would be obvious for all to see and your nails will not break off at the slightest aggravation. They will be healthy and very strong.

Coconut Oil and Lemon Mixture: It Turns Gray Hair Back to Its Natural Color


Gray hairs are a nightmare for many women as they are considered to be the first sign of aging. Therefore, women are ready to try anything to cover the gray hairs. There are many products and hair dyes, which can cover the gray hairs. However, their effects are only temporary and they come with a vast number of side effects.

First and foremost, you should know that premature graying of hair can be triggered by numerous health conditions and poor dietary choices. For instance, this cosmetic issue may be caused by hormonal fluctuations, smoking, pollution, stress, use of unsuitable hair products, chronic colds, sinusitis, and thyroid disorders. Moreover, gray hairs may appear as a result of low amounts of melanin.

So, instead of using products full of harsh chemicals, which do more harm than good, you can try some natural alternatives instead. The most important thing you should do is consume a healthy and nutritious diet. Moreover, you can try the following natural remedy which is based on two available and powerful ingredients.

COCONUT OIL AND LEMON MIXTURE
Ingredients:

1. organic coconut oil (the amount will depend on the length of your hair)
2. 3 teaspoons organic lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Instructions:

You should mix the two ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture. Then, apply the mixture to your hair and massage it into your scalp. Let it act for at least one hour. Finally, wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat this treatment once a week.

WHY IS THIS REMEDY SO BENEFICIAL?
The two ingredients used in this remedy are one of the most versatile and beneficial nature gifts. Coconut oil is packed with anti-microbial properties, lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids, which can treat and improve the condition of your hair. Hence, coconut oil can condition the scalp, promote hair growth, strengthen the hair, treat damaged hair, and reverse gray hair. Moreover, it can fight dandruff and it leaves the hair smooth and soft.

On the other hand, lemon juice can prevent premature graying. Due to the vitamin B, vitamin C, and phosphorus content, lemon juice nourishes the hair and treats the cause of gray hair.

We Should All Know These 10 Things About Our Blood Type!

Blood type can be a valuable clue for understanding your own uniqueness. There are four blood types: A, B, AB, O. Each blood type has unique characteristics which can affect weight loss, certain diseases, and even the personality. Below are some interesting facts you need to know about your blood type.


1. BLOOD TYPE AND PERSONALITY

In Japan, blood type is more important than zodiac sign. Many Japanese people believes that blood type determines personality traits, temperament, and compatibility with others. That’s why many people in Japan often ask “What is your blood type?”.
  • Those with Type A blood type tend to be kind and compassionate individuals who put others’ interests and needs before their own. They can have a stable love relationship.
  • Type B blood is often found in individuals who are outgoing, friendly and emotionally flexible. B Types tend to excel in things rather than just be average. But they tend to be so involved in their own world or become so carried away with something that they neglect other things.
  • AB’s are Freedom-loving, strong and rational people. They don’t worry about little things and usually can assess their life challenges without emotions getting in the way. They can be seen as spiritual and even at times a bit “flaky”.
  • Those with Type O are described as responsible, practical and rule-conscious and organized. They make excellent leaders and their determination helps them achieve their goals.

2. EAT ACCORDING TO YOUR BLOOD TYPE

Your blood type affects what food you should be eating.
  • Type A individuals have a sensitive immune system. Recommended foods for type A people are carbohydrates such as rice and grain, vegetables, and fruits. A does not require meat consumption at all, since vegetables are more suitable for them.
  • People with Type B blood tend to produce higher than normal cortisol (stress hormone) levels. As such, they should avoid trans fats, vegetable oils and alcohol.
  • Type O people can digest meat easier than other blood types However, lack of protein tires them easily too. They require a high-protein diet with plenty of lean meat, poultry, fish and vegetables.
  • Type AB individuals typically lack in stomach acid. They should consume things like apple cider vinegar and manuka honey to raise stomach acid levels and ensure proper digestion.

3. BLOOD TYPE AND BELLY FAT

Some people do not have to worry about belly fat, since their blood type guarantees that this will not be a problematic area for them. People with blood type A digest carbohydrates easily, so these people rarely have belly fat. On the other hand, due to more difficult digestion of carbohydrates, people with blood type O are more prone to belly fat.

4. BLOOD TYPE AND EXERCISE

  • People with blood type A like challenges for their body and spirit, so they tend to perform activities for balance of these two such as tennis, mountain climbing, and martial arts.
  • Stress is the main enemy for type B people, so slow exercise such as yoga is the best way to relax.
  • The best exercises for type AB people are yoga and aerobics to let stress out.
  • For type O people, exercises such as running and boxing are best. They improve the heart rate function and muscles and keep their hormone balance right.

5. BLOOD TYPE AND PREGNANCY

It has been documented that women with a specific blood type group have bigger chances of getting pregnant than other types. Moreover, women with AB blood type produce less follicle stimulating hormone which helps women to conceive more easily. Studies have shown that women with Type O blood tend to be the least fertile.

6. BLOOD DONOR AND RECEIVER CHART.

Type O- (negative) blood is called the universal donor type because it is compatible with any blood type. Type AB+ (positive) blood is called the universal recipient type because a person who has it can receive blood of any type.
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I Put This in The Corners of My House and The Next Day All The Cockroaches Were Dead!


Why do cockroaches creep us out so much?

I know people who will literally have an anxiety attack (can’t breathe and almost faint) when they see one of these standard issue insects.
Some say it’s because we instinctually know that cockroaches carry dangerous diseases and therefore, they are dangerous despite their tiny size.
Modern science has helped us out with this insidious problem by developing toxic chemicals that kill cockroaches, but the problem is that pets and kids have a way of getting into this stuff too and hurting themselves. And let’s be honest, it’s never a good idea to use toxic chemicals for any reason.
This is where a website like Bare Natural Health comes in… we have a safe and natural method of getting rid of these creepy crawlies.
Recipe:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup oflour
  • 1/4 cup oshortening
  • 1/2 minced onion
  • 8 ounces baking soda
Now all you need to do is add just enough water to create a bunch of “little dough balls of death.”
Make a few batches of these over a few weeks time and consider your problem solved!

People Go Crazy For This Recipe! It Heals Knee, Bone and Joint Pain.

Cold air and damp weather contributes towards bone and joint flare-ups, especially in people who already have a bone disease or are over 60 years old. There are multiple reasons for it, say experts.

irst, the muscles tend to go into a spasm in cold temperature; and second, in extreme cold, blood vessels constrict and circulation to skin surface goes down to conserve heat.


“We feel pain because of certain chemicals that are released when we get hurt, and to alleviate the pain, increased blood supply is needed. In winter, blood supply is restricted, so we feel more pain in cold weather,” said Dr. Rajesh Malhotra, professor, department of orthopedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Knees support most of the body weight during standing and are responsible for various movements. Because of this importance for the body’s vitality, they are most prone to damages over the years. They lose their flexibility which can significantly reduce our ability to finish the simplest tasks.
One of the most important things is not to leave this pain untreated because as aging progresses, things can become even worse. However, these are very common conditions that many people find difficult to treat by the conventional methods.

KNEE, BONE, AND JOINT PAIN NATURAL REMEDY

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons organic cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 cup organic apple cider vinegar 
  • ½ cup organic olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons organic ginger root powder
Directions:
Add the grated ginger and the cayenne pepper to the apple cider vinegar or warm olive oil. Stir this mixture well until you get a fine paste.
How to Use:
Apply this paste on the affected areas two times a day and leave it for 20 minutes.
Cayenne pepper is rich in capsaicin, a powerful compound that reduces pain. It is also packed with potent natural analgesic properties that warm the area and relieve the discomfort and pain.
With a constant appliance, you will notice a significant improvement of your ligaments and tendons while the pain will be completely gone.

10 Things A Woman Should Never Do For A Man

Research indicates that women tend to be discussion-oriented and strive to communicate through dialogue. Emotion takes center stage book-ended by multiple choices and over analyzing problems. Men, on the other hand, are more straight to the point, or action-oriented.
Part of being in a relationship includes compromises. Those compromises usually involve doing things for our partner that we would not normally do. What is important for women to remember is that it is alright to take a stand every now and then. Giving in isn’t always the answer no matter how much you love someone.


Here is a list of ten things that women should never do for a man:

• Give Up Your Dog – If your lover is allergic they have medications for it. You should never have to give up something you love just to please someone else.

 Starve – Exercise is great, but don’t starve yourself just to please him.

• Have Children - Having kids is a serious commitment that you BOTH have to be on board with for it to work out. Don’t have kids just to please him if you aren’t ready for them.

It Only Takes 1-Ingredient To Remove Pores On Your Face At Home!

Enlarged open pores on face can make your skin look aged and unhealthy. They can also increase other skin care problems, such as acne and blackheads, especially for people with oily skin. Are you curious to know how to shrink large pores or reduce pore size? Many people end up using products or treatments for large pores that instead of minimizing the pores make matters worse!


LARGE PORES TREATMENT WITH BAKING SODA:

Baking soda works as a gentle exfoliating agent, so helps in getting rid of extra oil, dirt and impurities from your skin. Baking soda not only makes your skin clear and fare, but also makes the skin pores smaller. The other plus points are that it restores pH balance of the skin. Moreover, it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so can treat skin problems such as acne and pimples.
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  • 1. Combine 2 tablespoons each of baking soda and lukewarm water.
  • 2. Spread the mixture onto your skin and using your clean finger-tips, massage it gently in circular motions for few seconds.
  • 3. Finally rinse it off with cool water and apply moisturizer.
  • 4. Use this remedy every day for 6-7 days, and then cut down the frequency to 3-4 times a week and continue for a few weeks.

Remove BLACK SPOTS , DARK SPOTS & ACNE SCARS On Face, ONLY In 5 Days


This face mask not only removes black spots, dark spots & acne scars, it also leaves amazing glow on your skin, brightens your skin removes pigmentation and blemishes.
Ingredients needed: 
  • Potato – 1 no.s
  • Lemon – half slice
Directions :
  • Peel off the skin from potato
  • Cut it into small pieces and put them in to a blender jar
  • Blend it well
  • Now with the help of a strainer , strain the potato juice into a clean bowl
  • Squeeze the lemon juice from the lemon into the bowl
  • Mix it well
  • With the help of a cotton ball, apply this face mask all over your face and especially the affected areas
  • Leave it on for about 10 minutes to let it dry
  • Wash it off with water
  • For best results do this twice a day for a week

If You Drink Every Morning A Glass Of Hot Water On An Empty Stomach This Is What Happens To Your Body.

How do you normally start your day ? With a cup of tea or coffee ? Well you probably didn’t know that the best way to start your day is with water.

The human body is mainly composed of water, 75% – muscles, 90% – brain, 22% – bone and 83% of our blood is water. Understanding this means we must be aware of the importance of consuming water daily, especially in the morning.


We should consume 1 to 4 glasses of water every morning. Below in the article you will find 10 reasons why you should follow this amazing tip.
Why you should drink water on an empty stomach ( 10 reasons )
Water is one of the most important things for a healthy life. Our whole body needs water in order to function smoothly and to be healthy.
  • 1 or 2 glasses of water in the morning, before you eat anything, is doing miracles for your health. It is eliminating toxins and all waste products that we don’t need. Thanks to this, water helps prevent diseases and boosts metabolism at the beginning of every day.
  • During the night the body works repairing cells and cleaning itself, therefore,drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach is very beneficial because this will give a boost to the body and will release all wastes, through urine.
  • Drinking a glass of water or more on empty stomach helps minimise the harmful effects of some substances such as alcohol, tobacco, pollution, junk food, among others.
  • Water is a great ally for the skin and very beneficial to your health; 2 cups of water on empty stomach will help maintain the elasticity and tonicity of the skin and prevent premature wrinkles.
  • Drinking water in the morning protects and hydrates our vital organs and makes them healthy and maintains their functioning.
  • 2-3 glasses of water on empty stomach is ideal for weight loss. Besides eliminating toxins from the body, water helps to burn fat and calories, so it reduces the feelings of hunger avoiding putting on weight by overeating.
  • Water in the morning helps to maintain the overall good health because it helps us maintain the lymphatic system healthy, the intestinal transit, it helps us to control cortisol, and defends us against infections.
  • Consuming a glass of warm water on empty stomach is a good way to start the day with energy, eliminating the sensation of sleep and fatigue that we usually experience in the morning.
  • Drinking water before breakfast is ideal for combating and preventing constipation by stimulating the bowel movement.
  • If you experience problems such as gastritis, water can become your best ally in treating this problem. Drink at least 3 glasses of water on empty stomach and this will help to reduce the level of acidity in your stomach and the cramps that can cause you gastritis.

ONE OF THE BEST HABITS YOU CAN GAIN IS TO DRINK WATER EVERY MORNING BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE.

  • It is recommended to start with small amounts of water if you are just starting with this habit. Start with 1 glass of water on empty stomach and you can gradually increase to 2 or 3.
  • The water you drink should be of good quality. So check if the water coming out of your faucet meets the quality standards of drinking water, otherwise, you should get one that is healthy.
  • You can also enjoy the health benefits of lemon with water. Just add squeezed lemon juice in a glass with water, and enjoy.

This Vegetable Will Fix Everything Wrong In Your Body!

Beetroot is widely used in culinary and is classified as a “super food”. Juice of raw beetroot contains a host of health benefits. Beetroots are great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber. They are rich in vitamin C, manganese, folate, vitamin B6, betaine and potassium. Below are some great health benefits of drinking beetroot juice.


REDUCES THE BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS

Beetroot’s fibre and folate content helps in reducing the blood triglyceride and blood cholesterol levels. To get most of these benefits of beetroot juice, you must avoid straining the juice. Eating whole beetroot is more beneficial to make the most of cholesterol lowering abilities.

LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE

Beetroots contain nitrates which are converted into nitrites by the salivary action, and these nitrites exert a blood pressure lowering effect. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.

PREVENTS HEART DISEASE

Beetroot juice, and specifically the nitrate it contains, has been long touted for its heart healthy benefits. It helps the smooth muscles in the blood vessel walls to relax and widen, which dramatically reduces blood pressure, cutting the risk of heart disease and strokes.

INCREASE HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS

Beetroot juice is often recommended to increase hemoglobin levels in body. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein present in red blood cells that is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Hemoglobin in the body can be boosted by foods rich in iron. Beetroots are an excellent source of iron, beta carotene, folic acid as well as fiber and potassium. Its nutritional value helps increase the body’s red blood cell count.

PROTECTION AGAINST LIVER DISEASES

Beetroot juice known for decades as a liver-protective food. Betaine is nutrient present in beets that improves liver detoxification and promotes the flow of bile for better digestion. Daily intake of beetroot juice encourages liver cleansing, improves liver functioning and prevents liver diseases.

SKIN BENEFITS

The amazing detoxifying abilities in beetroot help in curing skin problems like acne, pimple and inflammations. Good amount of folate in beetroot fights wrinkles and keep the skin healthy glowing. Applying beetroot juice helps in refreshing and nourishing the skin and keeping it hydrated all day long.

HAIR BENEFITS

Beetroot juice contains carbohydrates, protein, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. All these nutrients are essential for healthy hair growth. Carotenoids in beet juice improve the quality, thickness and shine of the hair. It assists in blood circulation which nourishes the hair follicles, which in turn promotes hair health. Include fresh beetroot juice in your diet. Alternatively, grind a few beetroot (boiled in water) along with henna and apply the paste on your scalp. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it out.

7 Exercises That Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

As a daily positive thinker, life’s distractions, negative people, and other external “brain drainers” can leave you faced with challenges to conquer. The good part is, you can learn to train your brain to help stay positive when times are tough.


Try these 7 tips to help train your brain to stay positive:

1. Daily Gratitude


Place your journal, a pad and pen or your phone with the gratitude app next to your bed each night.  When you wake up each morning, make it a habit to write down at least three things you’re grateful for. It can be anything from family and work to a good nights rest or the morning sunrise – whatever is positive in your life deserves a little thank you note from your soul. When attention is focused on gratitude, that which we’re grateful for will expand.

If it’s difficult to think of something right away, realize that something JUST happened that you can be grateful for…  you woke up today.   Not everyone gets that opportunity.

2. Stay Centered

Staying centered throughout the day will help keep you from being derailed by negative energy that tries to consume your confident, positive attitude.  You can find balance in many activities, such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing, walking in nature or any other activity that puts your mind at rest.  When you the mind ceases, the soul is allowed to speak. The calming energy produced from a good centering exercise surrounds the body, bringing about an unshakable spirit that will surely help you stay positive.

3. Stay Active

The adage “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop” couldn’t be more true.  When the mind is focused on completing the day’s schedule successfully, negative energy is powerless.  Now you may ask “but what about the external shocks from other people or experiences that go sour?”
There are always things that may come up when you are staying active and focused on positively completing your day, but that’s where the other exercises like staying centered are ultimately going to help you stay positive throughout.

This Fruit Cures Insomnia And Restores Your Nervous System In a Few Minutes !


Have you ever heard about mamoncillo? If not, then you should know that mamoncillo is the other name for the Spanish lime, or also known as limoncillo, mammon, quenepa and genip. You should also know that this fruit is native to the New World tropics of America and belongs to Sapindaceae family.

The fruit is greenish, with salmon pulp, with spicy and sweet flavor. According to some studies this fruit has high nutritional value and multiple healing properties.
All around the world, in many different countries, this fruit can be found as a syrup or jam. You can even make beer from his pulp. This fruit has many healing properties which is why we recommend that you incorporate this magnificent fruit into your diet.
This fruit is very powerful natural remedy, mainly due to its richness in:
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and B12
  • Amino acids
  • Minerals
  • Unsaturated fatty acids (oleic and linoleic)
  • Protein
  • Fibers
  • Calcium
  • Carotene
  • Iron
  • Riboflavin
  • Thiamine
  • Niacin
  • Tryptophan
  • Tannins etc.
Therefore you can conclude that this fruit is extremely beneficial for your health. Due to its powerful healing properties, this fruit is widely used all around the world. In some parts of the world this fruit is even considered to be the most powerful natural remedy and it is used in the treatment of many different diseases and conditions. 
Benefits and healing properties of Spanish Lime
This fruit has the ability to activate the immune system and prevent the proliferation of viruses and bacteria in the body. Experts recommend that you use it in cases of urinary or lung infections.
You should also know that this fruit can restore your nervous system and therefore it can help you treat insomnia.
The Spanish lime will also improve your reproductive system, which is why it is especially recommended for pregnant woman.
This fruit is very effective in controlling the malignant cells spread in patients with cancer. Therefore we can freely say that this is the most powerful Spanish lime benefit.
It will help you treat kidney problems. It will improves your digestion and will help you treat constipation.
In addition it will also increase your red blood cells production and therefore it will help you fight anemia. Spanish lime can also help you lower your cholesterol levels.
This fruit is great for you, because it will help you kill all the bad bacteria and microorganisms in the body, such as parasites.
Also the Spanish lime will help you support your bone development and will successfully relief any cold symptoms. You should also know that this fruit is extremely effective in treating skin problems such as acne.
This fruit has the ability to prevent bronchitis, flu and stomach ulcers and will help you in the treatment and the healing process of gum infections. The seeds of this fruit can be used for treating and controlling diarrhea.
Now that you know all the amazing properties of this powerful fruit you should definitely have it in your daily diet. Namely this fruit offers many benefits for your body and your overall health.
Last but not least, make sure that you share this article with your family and friends and tell them all about the amazing healing properties of this fruit.

18 Household Items You Never Knew Had Expiration Dates



Nothing lasts forever, and no, we’re not talking about your most recent ex—we’re talking about consumer products you use everyday that you didn’t know weren’t supposed to last forever, like towel, shoes, and even car seats. Here, we’ve listed 18 things you didn’t know have expiration dates. Whoops!


BEDROOM

Pillows: 2-3 years
Think about it. You sleep with your pillow every night. You pull it, punch it, and roll it until you are comfortable. This natural wear and tear can cause the pillow to lose its shape and leads to neck pain from lack of support. It also becomes a home for dust mites
Slippers: 6 months
Slippers are cozy footwear to change into after a long day in heels and uncomfortable shoes. Unfortunately, they are also a fitting environment for the spreading of fungal infections. Therefore, be sure to wash your slippers as often as possible. Many types can be cleaned easily in the washing machine or by hand.

BATHROOM

Sponge: 2 weeks & Shower Pouf: 6 months
Shower utensils can breed fungus and mold. Don’t use expired sponges and poufs to clean your body! For natural and synthetic shower poufs, boil them in hot water to kill growing bacteria.
Towel: 1-3 years
Do you wash and machine dry your towels after every bath and shower? It’s more probable you hang them on a hook to air dry. These damp towels are an optimal environment for bacteria growth. Routinely washing towels after they fermented in their wet state won’t solve the problem.
Toothbrush: 3 months
We all know we are supposed to replace our toothbrushes when the bristles begin to wear down. You should also buy a new on after a cold or a bout of flu to prevent you from getting sick again from the germs.

DRESSER

Hairbrush: 1 year
Brushes should be cleaned thoroughly once a week and replaced yearly. If you use a hairbrush with natural boar bristle, you should buy a new one every 7 to 10 months.
Perfume &, Eau de toilette: 1-3 years
Perfumes with essential oils can last for three years when they are store closed and two years when they are store opened. Eau de toilette are fine for four years when store closed and two years when store opened.

NURSERY

Pacifier: 2-5 weeks
Latex pacifier must be replaced, regardless of their condition and how long they are used. Latex easily breaks, and the cracks breed germs.
Child car seats: 6-10 years
The plastic and foam deteriorate over time, losing the shape of the seat until it can no longer protect the child. It’s more ideal to buy a new car seat for your child instead of a secondhand version.

WARDROBE

Bra: 1-2 years
Let’s face it: bras don’t last forever. As soon as they begin to bend out of shape, lose its elasticity, feels too big or too small, or becomes uncomfortable overall, it’s time to ditch it and get a new one.
Running shoes: 1 year
Even if you are not a marathon runner or a gym hermit, once your sneaks hit 250-300 miles, their cushioning begins breaking down. This brings unnecessary stress onto your joints.

KITCHEN

Spices: 1-3 years
Spices lose their smell and taste over extended periods of time. Ground spices, in particular, should not be kept more than six months. So if you find a large bottle of nutmeg that you never use, it’s a good time to pitch it.
Flour: 6-12 months
First-grade flour can be kept for six months. High-grade flour can be stored for about a year.

PANTRY

Fire extinguishers: 15 years
If you notice any damage to your fire extinguisher, such as cracks in the hose, you should have it corrected as soon as possible.
Power strips: 1-2 years
Power strips are usually found at the electrical center of any home, plugging in the toaster, the electric kettle, the iPod charger, the cell phone charger, the tablet charger, the laptop charger, and more chargers. Yet power strips have their limitations. If you exceed the capacity, it can go bad can result in serious problems.
Disinfectants: 3 months
After three months of use, disinfectants begin to lose their effectiveness.
Mosquito repellents: 2 years
If you only take out the bug spray for your annual summer camp-out, don’t bother bringing it for the third and fourth year. After two years the repellent becomes useless.