Best Evidence for The Ancient Astronaut or Ancient Alien Theory

Do you believe in the Ancient Astronaut or sometimes called the Ancient Alien theory?  For anybody unfamiliar with this theory; it basically states that beings (aliens) came to Earth in the ancient past to help shape our society and brought us civilization as we know it today.  Humans that came into contact or witnessed these beings believed them to be Gods and ended up passing stories down every generation concerning the Gods from the sky.

So, do people seriously believe in this theory?  And what and where is the best evidence?  Ever since Eric Von Daniken’s book Chariots of the Gods was published almost 40 years ago, there have been hundreds of thousands (possibly millions) of people that really believe that at some point in our past we have been visited.  Von Daniken and many other authors have continued to write about these ancient astronauts and their books are always top sellers.  Even the History Channel has a 5 part series (possibly could go to 8 parts when finished) about Ancient Aliens coming to Earth.  So that sums up the popularity of the theory with the public but what about the evidence?  There are tons of things that people bring up as evidence for this theory but I am going to focus on some of the more popular ones here.  Below is a list of the best evidence so far with this theory………

1.)    Nazca Lines – Pictographs of living animals (even people) and insects, straight lines, and plants.  All of these pictographs can only be seen from flying over them. There even appears to be a runway.  Possibly for beings in spaceships?

2.)    Mahabharata and Ramyana – Ancient Indian Epics (poems) that talk about a great battle with men in flying machines and large powerful weapons.  Written over 2000 years ago.  Are they just a good story or did they witness something in the sky back then?

3.)    Ancient buildings and the construction of them.  Questions still remain on structures such as Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid and many South and Latin American sites on how they were built.  Many of these sites have proven to be as precise or even better than what we can do today. Seen below is PumaPunku.  Did these beings show us how to do this?

4.)    Small gold figurines found that closely resemble modern day aircraft.  Once again were these toys or someone’s imagination or possibly aircraft that these ancient people were witnessing?

5.)    Legends in every religion in the world describing Gods or holy people in flying machines, miraculous technology, and beings coming from the Sky.  Was it God or aliens though?

6.)    Cave art in Italy and Australia and others around the world that closely resembles a person with a suit on similar to what our modern astronauts wear.  Did these ancient people witness these beings from space in spacesuits?

7.)    Pictures in Egyptian hieroglyphics with what appears to be a helicopter, a plane, a rocket and even a light bulb.  How much technology did the Egyptians actually have and where did they learn it from?

So, there you have some of the best evidence to support the Ancient Astronaut theory.  I know this list is not complete and I could list many more things that support this theory but this does give you the general things that people look for to support it.  So, what is your decision on the theory?  One thing is for certain and that is, no matter if the theory is true or not, it has certainly caught everyone’s attention and will continue to be a hot topic for years to come……..

A Giant Awakes in Nantes

Nantes, the home town of Jules Verne, is situated in western France.  Here, near the river Loire a giant deep-sea diver sleeps gently, waiting for his task to begin.  Sadness marks his face even as he sleeps.  He has been searching the world over for his missing niece and although he may not know it, the end of his search is coming.  The diver or scaphandrier as he is known in French will be paraded through the streets of this historic city at the beginning of the Estuary 2009 arts festival.  The biannual festival gives the French mechanical marionette street theater company Royale de Luxe the opportunity to unveil their latest creation.

He wakes and his helmet is placed on his head by his human helpers. This would well be considered a little too high for many but the performers seem oblivious to the height.  Royale de Luxe was founded in 1979 and is actually based in Nantes, making this a return to the city that bore the company.  They have, however, performed all over the world, as far away as Chile and Australia.  You may remember the Sultan’s Elephant strolling through the streets of London in 2006.  An associate company, La Machine created last year’s spectacular ‘Princesse’ a massive visiting spider in Liverpool when in was European City of Culture.  Here, however, a giant returns home.

He rises, perhaps in the hope that his long quest will soon be over. The Giant, now equipped in deep sea diving gear and his little niece, the Little Giantess have featured in the works of the theatre company before.  However, they have been away for a while with some information about which the world had previously been unaware.  As with any Royale de Luxe performance there is a long and some would said drawn out back story.  In 1912 the Titanic went down to the bottom of the ocean.  Unknown to us, however, was that in its hold a giantess was held captive, the mother of the Little Giantess.

From a distance he looks small, but only if he were an ordinary person paying a visit to a Lego theme park.  As he steadies himself he can resume his long search.  The enormous diver is the scouring the earth for the Little Giantesse.  She was captured in Iceland which was at the time the home of the giants, each having his or her own particular task.  The Little Giantess was to wake up the geysers of Iceland when a message needed to be sent.  You may wonder what on earth geysers and messages have in common but little known to the outside world the geysers were used to transmit signals between the giants, much like the smoke signals of American natives.

The mechanics behind this piece of street art are staggering and more than a little scary.  How much the gentlemen forty meters above the ground are being paid is unknown but whatever it is, it is not enough.  But where does the deep-sea diver properly come in to the story?  He is the brother of the giantess who drowned on the Titanic.  Originally he had been busy doing his own job – sawing up icebergs – to realize that his sister and her daughter were missing.  His statistics are something extraordinary as well.  He stands at nine and a half meters and a width of almost three.  Weighing in at two and a half tones it takes thirty operators to control his movements.

In his past he has travelled the seabed for years and eventually he found the wreck of the Titanic.  He buried his sister near the sunken ship.  While there he discovered a mysterious box full of mail from the Titanic.  He now had two new goals in life – the task of finding his niece and to deliver the mail.  Since then he has wandered the earth in search of the Little Giantess.  Still wearing the diving outfit he used to search the bed of the ocean, this festival marks the end of his search.

The momentum of his stride is enough to pick up two grown men off their feet and dangle them through the air.  As with all of the Royale de Luxe open air spectacles little was given away before the day of the event, in this case Friday 5 June.  All anyone knew was that the giant would wake up at 1.30 in the afternoon on the Tblisi Deck of the town.  He made his way, astonishing the crowds on the way with his sheer scale.  He was forced to stop twice on his route, however, not far from the hospital.  However, a huge crowd waited for him at the Place Gloriette and he did eventually make it.

Will he ever find his niece? Well, tomorrow is another day, after all.  However, this spectacle represents altogether another wonderful performance by the massed ranks of Royale de Luxe and a wonderful start to the Estuary 2009 Festival in Nantes.

Postscript.  The good people of Nantes and the world had to wait until the day after to see whether or not the giant was reunited with his niece.  It seems, now that it has happened, only fair to share with you the end result of his epic search.  The picture below speaks for itself.

The author would like to thank Flickr user misterstf for permission to use the wonderful photographs contained in this article.

L’auteur voudrait remercier misterstf sur Flickr pour la permission d’employer les photographies merveilleuses contenues en cet article.

Defend the Constitution: Help End Discrimination Against Non-Theists

When he was a kid, one of my best friends joined the Boy Scouts of America. He was a model Scout for the duration of his membership, but that membership was suddenly revoked after about six months—not for misconduct or failure to complete program requirements, but because his Scout Master saw that he identified himself as agnostic on his Myspace.

Such discrimination against non-theists (people who don’t affirm the existence of gods) is surprisingly widespread in the U.S. Many organizations such as the Boy Scouts, who call themselves private even though they benefit from public funds, have discriminatory policies that bar non-theists from membership. According to former Eagle Scout Steve Cozza, “when they want to discriminate, they act as a private organization; when they want money or the use of publicly-funded buildings, venues, or property, they act as a public organization.” Worse than this is our theistic oath of office requirement for federal officials. Congressional representatives, military officers, and other federal employees are often forced to take an oath of office ending with the phrase “so help me God,” and this can prevent well-qualified candidates from serving–just for sticking to their principles. Yet perhaps the worst example of discrimination against nonbelievers is theism as qualification for holding public office being written into numerous state constitutions. The constitutions of South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Maryland, and other states contain clauses that exclude people who do not acknowledge the existence of God or a Supreme Being (phraseology varies) from holding office. In spite of the Supreme Court’s 1961 ruling that such clauses violate the federal Constitution, they are still used to deny those who are not monotheists (which includes those with polytheistic and atheistic religions, like paganism and Buddhism, respectively) the right to serve in state governments.

A dismaying number of Americans are unaware of this problem or just don’t care enough to do something about it, although there are many simple ways to help make it clear that such discriminative policies are both inconsistent with the Constitution and unacceptable to the American public and to help bring them to an end, such as:

  • Writing letters or emailing state and federal representatives about our concerns regarding such discrimination and calling on them to take legislative measures to prevent it and repeal iniquitous clauses.
  • Organizing rallies or petitions in support of equal opportunities for non-theists.
  • Joining organizations such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union, or donating to such organizations, or simply taking action online by sending pre-fabricated emails to leaders and lawmakers through their websites.
  • Forming new organizations that promote tolerance and equity among theists and non-theists alike.
  • Sharing concerns about discriminatory policies with groups like the Boy Scouts, petitioning them to admit prospective members regardless of religion or lack thereof, or legally challenging them if rejected for beliefs or lack thereof.

If we all take decisive action, we can bring about the end of discrimination against nonbelievers and fulfillment of promises of U.S. Constitution, made in the First and Fourteenth Amendments. According to the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This implies the freedom to choose any religion or no religion. According to the Fourteenth Amendment, “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States… nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws.” This implies equal opportunities for all, theists and non-theists alike. Clearly, these promises have yet to be fulfilled. However, this can change–and it will, if the historical trend of human progress continues. But such progress is never achieved without effort.

Thus, I urge you all to join me and groups like the FFRF and ACLU in taking action to help end discrimination against non-theists. Hopefully, our collective actions will lead to the dawn of an era where people like my old friend, the would-be Boy Scout, will not have to fear persecution for not sharing the beliefs of the majority.

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Mesopotamia

These are some of the strangest facts involving the worlds first civilization!

1. Mesopotamian Religion did not believe in the after-life. They believed that all good and bad people go under-ground as ghosts and eat dirt.

2. Their religion also believed that they were servants of god. If you were to ask a person today why they are here they would say because god loves me. Back in Mesopotamia they would say to be a servant of the gods. Talk about population control!

3. Mesopotamia invented the wheel, plow, irrigation systems and the sailboat!

4. Priests would read the livers of chickens or lambs to see what the gods wanted for sacrifices.

5. Priests controlled the irrigation systems and also had more power than the king and queen!

6. Mesopotamia was the very first civilization.

7. The Mesopotamian king ordered the construction of the Hanging Gardens for his wife because she grew up in the mountains and was homesick!

8. Mesopotamia was made up of individual City-states controlled by different powers. They would eventually attack each other and end up under 1 ruler. The people would retaliate and go back to being city-states. This process was repeated many times.

9. Each City-state had its own god!

10. In the Mesopotamian religion there are 4 main gods of Earth, Water, Air and the Heavens. And there were 3,000 lesser gods and each represented an everyday item like a pickaxe. If you were mining and the pickaxe slipped and fell on your foot, the god of the pickaxe hated you!

So there you have it.  The Egyptians were not the only super interesting civilization in the ancient history.

Choice AND Life

by Athar Aamir Khan

Dear friends, I think for all of us life is something that we all relish, acknowledge and perhaps appreciate as well. Life as we know seems to have its own way of living. It hates monotony, and comes like a colourful dilemma, showing bursts of ups and downs, riches and rages, merry and worry and hyssop and hysteric. It often takes us just a moment to realise how every second of our lives relishes and screws us at the same time.

It seems difficult to understand why is it that we find no choice other than accepting life exactly the way it embraces us. Is it that we are really caught in the shackles of our own life or is it that we are only in the loquacity of some gab?

So, greater than life there is something else that we all are striving for and that is the life of choice. I don’t know about life of choice but I feel we definitely can think of choices in life. Our own perception and attitude often drives our senses in our choices.

Be it good or bad, we can acknowledge the possibilities in life and search for some merit in every new situation. Life itself is short; why not enjoy even diversions for the sake of some venture in life.

We need to accept that the grandiosities of today do not guarantee tomorrow’s success. It is just normal to react to unfavourable circumstances unfavourably. After all we are creatures of prejudices and have pre-conceived notions. Our greatest security itself lies in our insecurity.

It is very true that we always find our happiness and sadness buried in our desires but at the same time it is always in our hands to reshape our desires and make our lives self-satiated and the lives with choices.

Hope that we all break our own shackles and fly with the colours of life beyond all desires, means and ends.

The Mortuary Temple of The Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut

A thousand shades of sandy-brown. Only two miles from the Nile and all hint of green is gone. It is easy to see why the ancient Egyptians called the desiccated ground either side of their narrow fertile strip the Red Lands, from which our word ‘desert’ is said to derive. And since the sun set in the west the western desert was the land of the dead. Here, on the opposite side of the Niles from the great cities lie complexes of tombs and mortuary temples, none more spectacular than the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, the Pharaoh Queen.


View of the mortuary temple complex

Hatshepsut was one of the few female pharaohs, reigning for about 21 years up to 1458 BC, in the period of ancient Egypt known as the New Kingdom, the time when the Egyptian Empire grew to its greatest extent. A daughter of the old pharaoh Thutmose I by one of his main wives, she married one of her half brothers as his main wife, bolstering his claim to the throne (he was the son of the pharaoh by a minor wife). Her husband / half brother became Thutmose II but he soon died and his son by a lesser wife became the official pharaoh, Thutmose III, with his Hatshepsut as regent because he was still a child.

Hatshepsut seems to have become rather fond of power and soon styled herself pharaoh instead, holding onto the throne even when her son reached the age of majority. Apart from being one of the few female pharaohs, she is famous for sending a large trade expedition to the ‘Land of Punt,’ which brought back many different exotic goods, illustrated on the walls of the temple.

 

The inscriptions from her time aren’t detailed enough to say for definite where Punt was, but leading contenders are Somalia and Ethiopia, with Arabia as another possibility. What is definite is that during her time Egypt was rich and well connected in trade. Wall paintings of piles of goods make it clear what a variety there was to be had for those with the wealth.

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Wall painting from the temple of piles of grave goods

Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple nestles at the bottom of the cliffs that separate the Nile valley from the high desert plateau beyond. It is built in a series of layers, each a large open square, leading up to the main buildings right up against the cliffs. These consists of a long central open corridor with statues of Hatshepsut in the form of the god Osiris and several individual temples to the side.

The main corridor, with statues of Hatshepsut in the form of the god Osiris

It was common for pharaohs, who claimed to be half divine by birth and to ascend to the divine when they died, to depict themselves in the form of gods. Nothing illustrates the quiet alien concepts of their religion and philosophy more than this. Imagine the fuss nowadays if a ruler depicted himself or herself in the form of a god!

One should remember that this is a mortuary temple and not a tomb. Hatshepsut was never buried here. This place was where she would have been prepared for burial and where, for years afterwards, priests would pray for her soul. The concept is similar to a medieval king dedicating a chapel and paying for a priest to sing masses for his soul after his death.

What is truly astonishing about the place is colour of the painted wall carvings, dulled only slightly by the passing of three and a half millennia. One moment, the centuries seem to lie lightly, the merest veil of fine Egyptian gauze separating now from then. The next, the full weight of all those years hits you, and you gasp with wonder.

Effective Pre-K and Kindergarten Classroom Management

Moving-Clip System: A Chart with Super Day (Happy Face) and Bad Day (Sad Face)

This is a great system to help the students regulate their own behavior. Each time when an individual student is mis-behaved, the teacher will ask him/her to move his/her clip down one level. The wall chart has 4 levels. Each student has his/her own clip with a name on it. They all start the day with the clips being placed on the top of the chart at the Super Day level (Happy Face). When each individual is being asked to move the clip when he/she mis-behaves, the clip goes down one level. They are given 4 chances during the day: from “Super Day” to “Good Day”, then to “OK Day” and the bottom is “Bad Day”.

If they ever move the clip in any given day, they are grounded and won’t be able to trade in the stars for a treasure chest toy even if they reach the 20-star reward level right on that day. But this system starts a brand new day each day, so they will still get the chance to go get a treasure chest toy if they don’t move the clip the following day. It is like your account has to be in good standing in order to receive the reward.

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Using Signals or Sign Language

The teacher has taught the class to use some hand signals for the need to use the bathroom and to go for a sip of water. The sign language of the letter “W” is for water, and “R” is for restroom. This way you can eliminate the students from talking to express their needs. Sometimes when one starts talking, the whole class can end up going out of control fairly quickly. This is an effective way to keep them quiet and yet not to ignore their demand.

Make Every Activity to be Associated with a Song

Create or find a song for clean-up, line-up, etc.  When the play time is finished, students are asked to put away the toys and to clean up the room and they use a clean-up song to engage with this activity. And when they need to line up, they will sing the line up song. In every action they do, they sing altogether and this actually allows them to get the job done quickly and smoothly.  I think music often works the wonder to help the kids to get motivated and to get their attention to follow through the entire process and you will get the end result from what it is needed to be done.

Take Time to Relax and Refresh with Music, So the Students Can Get Their Attention Back to Focus on the Teaching Again

One day I learned from our teacher, Mrs. Fristad, that there are times during the day in the class that you may find some students seem to start loosing their focus. Then you can start leading a song, let the students all stand up to stretch, to move around, jump and sing-along. After a short break like that, you can be sure to get their attention and focus back on track again. I learned a great deal from this. Dealing with young children, they easily loose their focus and their mind may just wander around. Singing together can let their steam out and they can then start to re-focus again. Learning can easily revolve around music. Students and the teacher all have fun together and this will boost up the spirits within the classroom and it goes a long way!

Here is a great example you may want to try:

Ancient Warriors: Nine Deadly Weapons Blast From the Past

Those ancient warriors may not have been the most subtle fighters around, but they they sure had some bad-ass weapons. I guess for the ancients, desperate times called for desperate measures, as you will see from these murderous military weapons.

  1. Triple Morning Star


    This Ancient Weapon known as the Mace comes from the Medieval Age. This weapon was very deadly and consisted of a wood or metal shaft with a mounted head of bronze, copper, wood, or steel. The mace was carried and used by both foot soldiers and Calvary men. Maces were very effective in battle and could puncture even the heaviest of armor. This was a barbaric weapon and left battlefields filled with torture and blood.

  2. Hawaiian Throwing Axe


    This Hawaiian Throwing Axe was a deadly hand held weapon that could be used at both short and long range. This weapon was made out of wood and shark teeth had the power to take men’s limbs off. This weapon was mainly used when opposing Hawaiian armies closed upon each other. They were then thrown at the opposing troops to help soften enemy ranks before close combat. They could also be used in hand to hand combat and had the muscle to rip open skin as if it was butter. This was a very dangerous weapon and is not something you would want to go up against.

  3. Hunga Munga


    The Hunga Munga is an African tribal weapon that is way ahead of its time. It is a handheld weapon and contains a metal pointed blade with a curved back section and separate spike near the handle. This weapon was used in fighting between African tribes and was often times throw in a rotating motion causing deep wounds and even death. Its variation of blades allowed it to be used as more then a weapon. It was used as a tool in farming and even in building structures. It was a great all around tool and has been found all throughout Africa. Today you may have seen the Hunga Munga in the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy uses it once in a while to fight off evil demons that she faces.

  4. Throwing Star


    The throwing star known as the shuriken which means “a dagger hidden in a palm” were used and invented by the Japanese. The stars had much variation in the shape; some were shaped like a star and thrown with spin, yet others were needlelike and thrown like a throwing dagger. These daggers couldn’t penetrate armor, but the ninjas, who used them, usually didn’t fight armored opponents. Venom was normally used with the shuriken.

  5. Caltrop


    The Caltrop is a weapon made up of two or more sharp spikes or spines arranged so that one of them points upward from a stable base. Caltrops serve to slow down the proceeding of horses, war elephants, and human troops. It was said to be particularly effective against the soft feet of camels. These were very painful if stepped on and were spread all throughout battle fields. They also were deadly because if stepped on it would cause a bad infection that would cause a slow agonizing death. They also have been used in modern times. In the Vietnam War the Vietcong put them into booby traps. If an American soldier was punctured by one he died from infection almost 90% of the time.

  6. Crossbow Pistol


    This 17th Century Crossbow was way ahead of its time and is very cool. This crossbows look like an early form of a pistol and was very powerful. This hand held crossbow was both accurate and effective but it just was too hard to reload. Because of this it was not used very often in battle and was used more for target practice. Another problem with this weapon was making the arrows which was to time consuming especially if they were just going to get lost in battle. Overall this weapon was still badass and really shows what type of technology and ideas the 17th Century had.

  7. Trebuchet


    A trebuchet is basically a high powered catapult and had many uses in ancient times. Mainly used as a weapon it had enough power to break through castles and destroy towns. It was first used in the 16th Century. Rocks, dead horses, dead people, and dead animals were all used as ammo. In the 16th and 17th Century when plagues and diseases were looming over civilizations plagued bodies were thrown by the trebuchet into enemy territory. The bodies decomposed passing the plague to the enemies slowly killing them. This is one of the first forms of biological warfare.]

  8. Ancient Rocket Launcher


    In the 14th century, the Chinese invented rocket-launchers. These were weapons which shot arrows with rockets attached near the tip into the air toward the enemy. Also in the 14th century, multi-stage rockets were made. When the rockets near the front of the device burnt out, they lit fuses for the second-stage rockets at the back. The bombs the Chinese used in the 17th century were made of gunpowder wrapped in paper and had a fuse covered in gunpowder.

  9. Ancient Flame-Thrower


    The Chinese invented the continuous flame-thrower in the tenth century. In the picture above we see the tank standing on four legs, with the pump and device above it. Because the Chinese invention of a double-acting Piston-bellows was used with this device, a continuous stream of flame could be emitted. The metal used was brass. The Flame-Thrower was used in naval or boat combat and allowed the Chinese to easily set enemy ships on fire and sink them on the spot. It was a great technology and has been used ever since.

Christopher Columbus and the Genocide of the Taino Nation

Obsessed with finding a sea rout to Asia and the Far East, Columbus set out on his ‘Enterprise of the Indies’ in 1492, backed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.  However, instead of finding a rout to the rich trade in the East, Columbus and his crew discovered the New World, and soon set about subjugating and murdering the local population and removing the vast wealth from the land.

Columbus discovering the New World.  Image Source

A small colony was established in Hispaniola consisting of thirty-nine of his crew, the rest returned to Spain with Columbus along with gold, spices and natives taken as slaves to be given as gifts for his royal patrons.

The following year, he led a second expedition comprising of seventeen large ships and one and half thousand new colonists, arriving in the Americas a month later.  By the time he got back to Hispaniola, his men there had been slaughtered by the locals and a second colony was founded.

Columbus punished the local tribe, known as the Taino, severely.  He enslaved many and executed many more; according to Ward Churchill, former professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, by 1496, the population had been reduced from as many as eight million to around three million.

On his third expedition, he explored the region before returning to Hispaniola in 1498 where he had left his brothers in charge, Diego and Bartholomew.  Conditions there were in decline so he stepped up the terror campaign against the Taino, ruling with an iron hand causing resentment from the colonists and local chiefs alike.  Complaints of his brutality got back to the Spanish monarchs and in 1500 they sent a Chief Justice to bring him and his brothers back to Spain in chains.

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However he was released on his arrival and allowed a fourth and final expedition, which he conducted with the same brutality as previous ones.  By the time he finally left in 1504, the Taino had been reduced to around 100,000 people arguably making Columbus a war criminal by today’s standards and  guilty of committing some of the worst atrocities against another race in history.

Some were killed directly as punishments for ‘crimes’ such as not paying tribute to the invaders.  Many who could not or would not pay had their hands cut off and were left to bleed to death.  Columbus and his men are documented by the chronicles of Las Casas, know as Brev’sima relaci-n,  to have partaken in mass hangings, roasting people on spits, burnings at the stake and even hacking young children to death and feeding them to dogs as punishment for the most minor of crimes. The Spanish masters massacred the natives, sometimes hundreds at a time for sport, making bets on who could split a man in two, or cut a head off in one blow.

Taino people being tortured by the Spanish.   Image Source

Defenders of Columbus argue that a large amount of the victims were killed by disease however they fail to recognize that most of these diseases were caused by poor living conditions in forced labour camps.  Deprived of their crops and fields, many fell prey to dysentery and typhus, were worked to death or were left to starve to death.

After his death his terrible legacy would live on, by 1514, a census showed only 22,000 Taino remained alive.  By 1542 there were only 200 remaining and after they were considered extinct, as was becoming more and more the case throughout the Caribbean basin.

In around fifty years Columbus and those that followed him had all but eliminated a population of around fifteen million people.  This process was just the start and an estimated 100 million people were wiped out by Europeans in the so called ‘civilisation’ of the Western Hemisphere making the discovery of the New World the start of what was arguably the worst case of mass genocide in history.

Weapons of World War I

Explain the new weapons that changed warfare in World War I.

 Poison gas was a deadly new weapon used in World War I. France was the first country to start using gas, but Germany is the one who perfected its use. The killing capacity of gas was limited – only 3% of combat deaths were due to gas – however, the proportion of non-fatal casualties was high, and gas remained one of the soldiers’ greatest fears. Because it was impossible to develop effective countermeasures to gas attacks, it was unlike most other weapons of the period. The first gas that was used in 1914 was called tear gas. This gas contained the chemical lachrymatory. The French put tear gas in their grenades. The tear gas made the soldiers eyes itch continuously which made them less valuable. Then Germany started using chlorine in their artillery. The gas was a greenish cloud and had a strong odor which made it very easy to detect fast. The effect would destroy tissue of the lungs, which is why the soldiers often coughed a lot. Then in late 1915, Victor Grinard made a new chemical gas called phosgene. It was difficult to detect, making it a very effective weapon. It killed a lot faster and was a lot better than chlorine. The most widely reported and perhaps, the most effective gas of the First World War was mustard gas. It often didn’t kill the person instantly, but made the victim cough up his lungs in the last two months of his life. This was the worst gas used in the war. It killed or wounded an estimated 1 million people. The only counter action that could be taken against any gas was a gas mask. The gas mask had to be on before the gas was breathed in full force. This means that someone would have to detect it very fast. Gas was a very deadly weapon used in World War I. It made people suffer very badly. Luckily countries chose not to use gas in other future wars.

The Airplane

Airplanes were only invented about 10 years before the war started, so they weren’t very advanced yet. The top speed was only about 100 mph. The planes was mostly made of wood and consisted of two wings with the cockpit and engine in the middle. These planes often were very small and only had room for a pilot and a gunner. The gunner had a machine gun at the back of the plane. Bombers were also used. They had a little door at the bottom of the plane that could be opened and very small bombs would fall out. First, planes were only used for spying purposes and weren’t strong enough for battle. Then, the countries started to make planes with machine guns and make bomb doors. The plane really went far in this war. It started out with a one-engine spy plane that went about 70 mph to four-engine bombers. After World War I the plane upgraded a lot and used a great deal in World War II.

Halberstadt D 11 – it replaced the fading Fokker Eindekker from early 1916 and held the ring till the superior Albatros fighter started entering service late that year. Richthofen flew one in early 1917 when his Albatros suffered a cracked wing spar.

The Tank

Tanks were created because of the trench war. The Allies wanted a vehicle to break through the lines easier. They also wanted something that could cross the trenches and troops on the ground. From these ideas were born the new weapon of tanks. The first tanks were built from armored cars. They first protected the driver by adding a great deal of armor on the outside of the tank. Then they removed the tires and started adding tracks. Tracks made them able to go over trenches, which meant that they could pass the trenches and capture key territory. After they had armor and the tracks, they added weapons. Most of them had machine guns, but a few of them had flame throwers. The tank is the one weapon that ended trench warfare. If the tank hadn’t been invented, the war would have lasted a lot longer with no winner. The Allies broke through the lines in the Second Battle of the Mame because of the French tanks.

Anarchism: The First Great Terror

The Propaganda of the Deed.

At a time when we are often warned of the heightened threat of global terrorism and of the drastic measures required to combat it, it is worth remembering that the use of terror to achieve political ends is not a recent phenomena. At the turn of the 19th century there was a political ideology that perceived murder and assassination, not as the means to an end, but as a path to salvation. Anarchists would make their mark on political history through propaganda by deed. Here I highlight just a few of the most notorious deeds, of what was to be the first great terror.

1)  I March, 1881, Tsar Alexander II of Russia is blown apart by a bomb thrown by Ignacy Hrnywiecki (see related article) of Narodnya i Volya (The People’s Will).

2) 11March, 1892, the French anarchist Ravachol (related article) bombs the Lobau Barracks in Paris.

3) 10 December, 1893, Auguste Vailant throws a bomb into the French Chamber of Deputies injuring 20 in revenge for the execution of Ravachol.

4) 12 February, 1894, Emile Henry (related article) blows up the the Cafe Terminus in Paris killing 2 and maiming many others in revenge for the execution of Vailant.

5) 24 June, 1894, the Italian anarchist Sante Jeronimo Caserio, assassinates the French President Marie-Francoise Sade Carnot.

6) 8 August, 1897, Michele Angiolillo assassinates the Spanish Prime Minister Antonio Canovas.

7) 10 September, 1898, Luigi Lucheni stabs to death with a needle file the Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary.

Anarchism: The First Great Terror
Gaetano Bresci

Gaetano Bresci

29 July, 1900, Gaetano Bresci shoots dead King Umberto I of Italy.

9) 6 September, 1901, Leon Czolgosc shoots the United States President William H McKinlay, he dies later.

10) 2 September, 1902, Gennaro Rubino attempts to murder King Leopold II of Belgium.

11) Between 25 July and 2 August, 1909, during La Tragica Semana (The Tragic Week) 120 people are killed and many hundreds of others wounded as anarchists battle the police and army on the streets of Barcelona.

12) 14 September, 1911, Dmitri Bogrov shoots dead the Russian Prime Minister Piotr Stolypin at the theatre, as the Tsar sits nearby.

13) 12 November, 1912, Manuel Padrinas kills the Spanish Prime Minister Jose Canalejas.

14) 10 March, 1913, Alexander Schinas assassinates King George I of Greece.

15) 22 July, 1916, a bomb explodes during the San Francisco Preparadeness Day Parade killing 10 And injuring 40.

16) March, 1918, the anarchist revoutionary Nestor Makhno (related article) leads his Insurrectionary Army of the Ukraine to victory over the forces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Tsarist White Russian Army.

17) 16 September, 1920, the Wall Street bombing leaves 38 dead and injures more than 400 others.

The often uncoordinated, spontaneous nature of anarchist attacks made them particularly difficult to combat. The fact they seemed to be committed by individuals on their own initiative to right perceived wrongs as they saw them terrified the political elite of Europe and beyond. The quite astonishing number of the ruling class who fell victim to this propaganda by deed explains why. As a ratio of their intended targets the anarchists can claim to be the most successful terror campaign in history, but the absence of an organisation, a strategy, or indeed murder with an end in mind, doomed it to ultimate failure.

The ACT vs SAT

Taking the SAT or ACT is a rite of passage for high school students who are preparing for college. Students may take one or the other—or both, depending on their college prospects. But what are the major differences between the SAT and the ACT? What are the advantages to taking one over another? And which test might be a better fit for you?

Staying on subject

“Well-rounded” is one of those terms that gets tossed around in admissions brochures and by college recruiters; it essentially means that they’re looking for students with broad interests and strengths in more than one subject. But for students who’ve already chosen a major, a test that showcases their talent in a particular subject might be best. The SAT has three major sections: math, critical reasoning, and writing. The ACT, on the other hand, has five sections: math, English, reading, science and writing. Because the ACT includes science and English sections, future science and liberal arts students might want to take the ACT, although the SAT’s math and critical reasoning sections can serve the same purpose.

Beating the clock

It seems a little unfair that the SAT has three sections and a three-hour, forty-five minute time limit, while the ACT gives you just under three hours to complete five sections. But the devil is in the details: guessing is discouraged for SAT takers, with a penalty of a quarter-point for wrong answers. There is no penalty, however, for wrong answers on the ACT. And while both tests have an essay section, it’s optional—which means students can save time by simply skipping the essay section. Finally, the math section—feared by future English majors everywhere—generally has easier problems on the SAT, but there are fewer, more difficult problems on the ACT.

So, which test should you take, and how do you get your best score? First, find out which tests are preferred by the colleges and universities to which you are applying. Some students take both tests more than once because they hope to improve their chances for a higher score.

No matter which test you decide to take, using study guides, trying new ways to study, and using a vocabulary list can help you with both tests. Both the ACT and the SAT are just exams to demonstrate your readiness for college subjects; doing your best can improve your chances of getting into your dream school.

Written on behalf of American InterContinental University.

How to Have a Sex Life When You are a Virgin

You might be thinking that it is impossible to have a sex life if you are a virgin, but think again! Just because you are not having sex- either by choice or not, does not mean that you cannot experience the wonders of love making and all that surrounds it.

There is more to sex than just… well sex!

    • If you have a partner and you are either choosing to wait for the right time- such as marriage, or you are both too scared then it is time to experiment with each other. Just because you are not ready for sex, does not mean that you cannot enjoy yourselves and learn what each other enjoys. The power of touch is an amazing thing, try touching each other at the same time- run your hands all over your partner’s body to make the skin tingle and excite the senses. Use your lips to accentuate the pleasure by planting tiny kisses on your partner’s lips, neck, chest and inner thighs and if you are feeling really brave then why not try oral? This can be very pleasurable for both men and women and it is a great way for getting intimate with your partner, without actually having penetrative sex.

 

    • If you are single, then now is the time to learn just what you like and need- this is the perfect opportunity to get to know your own body. If you don’t know how to pleasure yourself, then how are you going to pleasure a future partner? Explore yourself- run your hands all over your body, get to know how your body feels to you and how it responds to touch- learn what you like so that when you do bite the bullet and go all the way, you will know exactly what you want and you will be a bit more prepared.

 

    • Get some toys- this is not advisable if you are a virgin because of religious views, because some sex toys can give the sensation of penetration- but if you want to experiment and get used to how something feels inside of you, before you go all the way- then this is the perfect way of enjoying yourself, as well as teaching yourself new things.

 

    • Go online- if you are scared about having sex for the first time, and you find that you keep putting it off, then go online and chat to people just like you- you are not the only one out there! The worst thing that you can do is build it up into a massive hurdle, and go out looking for someone to do it with- the chances are, the moment you stop stressing, is the moment that it happens! Do some research- sex isn’t that scary!

 

    • Be intimate without the sex- some of the best feelings you can experience is simply being with your partner, kissing and cuddling either dressed or naked can really get your blood pumping and make you hot and tingly all over. You do not have to have sex to enjoy all of the pleasures that it brings, and you do not have to have sex to have a healthy sex life.

 

Hopefully this has helped you to realise that you do not have to be having sex to have a sex life- there are plenty of ways to get all of the pleasure whilst keeping your virginity in tact- and getting you some great pointers along the way! Remember- don’t rush into anything that you are not ready for, and sex is a very special thing so make sure that you have found your special someone before you do anything as intimate as sex. Good luck!

Benefits of Part-time Teaching

After leaving the university, many college graduates face the reality that there are no enough jobs for everyone. Some, especially those holding impressive transcript of records, are tapped by their respective alma maters as part-time instructors.

This group, because they are not regular employees of the school, do not receive the benefits that the other employees get like leave credits, Christmas bonus, 13th month pay, etc.  However, there are other benefits  that part-time teaching gives to fresh graduates. Here are some of them:

1.  Access to school facilities

The library, the museum, the hospital and the dental clinic are some facilities that help us build and improve both our body and our soul.  Most schools extend their services only to those who are connected with the institution. This, is, therefore one huge bonus for those who are no longer students.

2.  Community affiliation

Some schools can really be brutal in the contract they offer to their part-time instructors.  A contract stipulating that “there is no employer-employee relationship between the school and the instructor” is demoralizing to a neophyte.

However, no matter what the contract says, part-time instructors can build friendships with fellow instructors, other employees and students. Hence, they build their own network of friends.  This is a lot better than being jobless and being away from where the real action is happening, i.e., the workplace.

 


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.  Self-confidence is enhanced

Teachers, always, have a ready audience: their students.  Hence, they make it a point that their students do not lose interest in the classroom activities and in the teachers themselves.

Teachers are performers.  Aside from the endless reading and researching they do, they likewise do public speaking.

Teachers also tell jokes.  And these jokes have to be updated constantly in order not to  bore their students.  In the process, they discover a lot of possibilities within themselves that were unknown to them before.  Teaching, whether regular or full-time, builds a teacher’s confidence.

4.  Resume starts to build up

A job applicant’s teaching experience can be impressive to future employers.  On the other hand, if a part-time teacher decides to stay in the same institution after he/she finishes graduate school, the advantage is hers/his.  Administrators usually go for those who have been with them.  This makes sense.  It’s like the part-time instructor is constantly having a teaching demonstration throughout his/her two-semester or two-year stint as a teacher.  It has been said that teaching is like wine: one gets better through the years.  And school administrators know this.

5.  Part-time teaching gives income 

To become a full-fledged university instructor, one must possess the right qualifications, e.g., a master’s degree.  Most part-time instructors pursue graduate studies while teaching. They send themselves to school by paying for their own tuition fees.

The income they get from part-time teaching may not be very impressive but at least it gives them the chance to be independent from their parents and to improve themselves as persons, as teachers or as future job applicants.

 

Part-time teaching therefore, is valuable in making a person. In general, the status and the money are of less importance compared to the benefits that part-time teaching can give to a young professional.  It may just be the springboard toward a better career.

Ageism: Media Influences and Older Americans

by Brian C. McGuire

Mainstream American society continues to stereotype Older Americans as communicated through the media. This presents itself a developing problem not only for Older Americans but for the mainstream population as well.

Mainstream American society often views the aging population in reference to stereotypes communicated through the media. This form of imagery often distorts our ability to perceive others in the real world. A number of investigators now believe that mass media is responsible for shaping our attitude of older Americans and the aging process (Bazzini, McIntosh, Smith, Cook & Harris, 1997; Bell, 1992; Fillmer, 1984; Fine, Mortimer, & Roberts, 1990; Fisher, 1992; Larson, Kubey, Colletti, 1989).

The persuasive capabilities of the media are powerful. Scientific reports and a growing body of literature suggest that American society learns to form negative associations of older persons through the use of media forms (Bazzini, McIntosh, Smith, Cook & Harris, 1997; Bell, 1992; Fillmer, 1984; Fine, Mortimer, & Roberts, 1990; Fisher, 1992; Larson, Kubey, Colletti, 1989). Bazzini, et al. (1997) analyzed the way in which motion pictures portray older Americans. They discovered that older people were portrayed more negatively than younger people. Moreover, older women were subject to age discrimination more so than men (Bazzini, et al., 1997; Harrison, 1991). Fisher (1992) designed an intersession course to help future sociologists analyze popular commercial images of older people (Fisher, 1992).

Fisher’s results were promising: combining commercial films with related reading materials such as The Aging Family; Elderly Parents, Grandparents and Siblings proved beneficial in helping his students to make distinctions between media biases and true behavior patterns of older Americans. In recent years, the media have projected more positive images toward older Americans. Bell (1992) examined five prime-time television programs in which older people were cast as central characters.

These television shows included The Golden Girls, Murder She Wrote, In the Heat of the Night, Matlock, and Jake and the Fatman. According to Bell, previous media portrayals of older people appearing “comical, stubborn, eccentric, and foolish” were replaced with more progressive images. These images allow older people to appear “powerful, affluent, active, admired, and sexy.” Although Bell gave favorable reviews on what he hypothesized to be a discourse in aging on television, he cautioned researchers that demographics of older Americans on television were non-representative of the aging population and should be further investigated.

Print media and other visual forms have been found to influence our perception of the aging population (Fillmer, 1984; Nussbaum & Robinson, 1984; Rosenwasser, McBride, Brantley, & Ginsburg, 1986; Starr and Weiner, 1993). Magazines’ portrayal of older persons has reinforced negative biases held by society for many years (Nussbaum & Robinson, 1984). In a pictorial study examining differentiation ability of children, Rosenwasser, McBride, Brantley and Ginsburg (1983) reported well-defined negative bias in children’s attitudes toward older people. Conversely, in a more recent study, Weber et al.(1996) found positive results when exposing children to apperception conditions. In another study, the response pattern of children in grades four through six was measured while exposed to pictures of adults of varying ages (Fillmer, 1984).

Fillmer found ambiguous evidence of age stereotyping among children suggesting the need for additional studies. Finally, in a literature review, Starr and Weiner (1993) clarified some misconceptions in the use of pictorial measurement techniques (e.g., PAAM). They reminded clinical researchers and others of its proven value for training undergraduates and graduates in gerontology courses. The average television viewing time for pre-adolescents is four hours per day (Larson, Kubey, & Colletti, 1989). By the time children reach full adolescence, they will have viewed as much as 22,000 hours of television (Bell, 1992; Fillmer, 1984). With the aging population representing only 4 percent of this media type (in reality, older people make up 15 percent of the total population), investigators feel that the absence of older persons on television combined with a lack of knowledge of aging cause people to form negative associations with older Americans.

Although television’s persuasion capabilities are powerful, visual and other media resources begin to take precedence early in adolescence (Larson, Kubey,& Colletti, 1989). Today, approximately 33 percent of all high school seniors report reading magazines, while another 20 percent report reading non-schoolbooks daily. American children spend more than eight hours a day exposed to some form of social medium, whether its uses are primary or a secondary source of activity. Newspapers, magazines, book readings, pictures and a host of other media forms contribute to the development of ageist behavior.

25 Myths and Facts About Sex

Relationships, especially sexual ones, undoubtedly play a major role with regards to our mood and well being. It is not uncommon to find couples unhappy, over conscious and confused in bed, particularly because of their misconceptions or notions about sex.

Sex, a biological fact, is not much talked about in our societies. When a girl or boy lands up in teens with fascinations, curiosities and hormonal stimulation; he/she does not have much knowledge to bank upon and left with no choice but to consult other immature friends, search web or ask Internet pals. Here is the gist of 25 myths and facts about sex will help fade all confusions hovering since ages.

MYTHS 

1.   Women also ejaculate during sexual intercourse.

2.   Simultaneous orgasms are a must for sexual satisfaction.

3.   Only men have wet dreams.

4.   Wet dreams are sexual disorders.

5.   Venereal disease is cured if the man has sex with a virgin.

6.   Frequent masturbation makes the penis shrink.

7.   Special food and exercise will make the penis grow big.

8.   Masturbation leads to nervous breakdown.

9.   Vasectomy makes a man impotent.

10.   Men have stronger sexual urges than women.

11.   Anal sex is only practised by homosexuals.

12.   A normal man should be able to get an erection whenever he wants it.

13.   A man is not a male if he cannot get a penile erection.

14.   Menopause puts an end to a women’s sex life.

15.   Imparting sex education to youngsters will lead them to promiscuity.

16.   A woman should orgasm with intercourse alone.

17.   A woman must bleed when she has sex for the first time.

18.   Sex during menstruation is unhygienic and unsafe.

19.   A girl cannot get pregnant the first time she has sexual intercourse.

20.   A female cannot get pregnant while she is breastfeeding.

21.   There is an absolutely “safe” period for sexual intercourse during which intercourse cannot cause pregnancy.

22. Having a male withdraw his penis from a female’s vagina before he ejaculates or “comes” (coition) is a good way to prevent pregnancy.

23. You’re a homosexual if you’ve had sex with, or even had a “sexy” dream about, someone of the same sex.

Healthy Foods That Help the Body Heal Faster

After a broken bone or something as simple as a burn or cut, the body needs time to heal. Skin regrown and cell regeneration can be stimulated by certain foods to help the body heal faster. Science has shown that foods that are high in vitamin C and zinc aid in this healing process. Vitamin C is a primary nutrient that is used in the process of healing anything simple as a paper cut or something more significant such as major surgery or torn ligaments. Zinc is a mineral that boosts the immune system which directly influences the healing process. Some of these foods include meats, fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

Meats

There are many meat products that help the body heal faster because of the amount of zinc each contains. For example: Beef has the highest content of the zinc nutrient. Other leaner meats such as chicken and turkey have lower amounts of zinc, however, are still useful in boosting the immune system. A vegetarian can find similar results in protein packed foods such as peanut butter and almonds.

Fruits

Vitamin C is a key nutrient found in many fruits that helps the body heal faster. Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, and even papayas and mangos have a higher content of vitamin C. Fruits such as strawberries and various other berries may have a low percentage of vitamin C but are no less beneficial in the fight for the body to heal faster.

Vegetables

Strange-perhaps, however, even certain vegetables contain levels of vitamin C used in the bodies healing process. Many studies show that kelp has one of the highest rates of vitamin C. Peppers such as bell peppers, red peppers, and green peppers also contain large amounts of vitamin C. Other vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower have lower percentages of vitamin C, however, are still no less important. The key is to make sure vegetables are eaten regularly throughout the day to ensure optimal healing of the body.

Nuts

Nuts naturally contain many nutrients and minerals, such as vitamin C and zinc, that aid the body’s healing process. Studies show that nuts have a high content of antioxidants which help strengthen the immune system. Nuts such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, and Brazil nuts are all great choices to aid in a speedy recovery. This is a great option for the on the go individual who may not have time to eat a balanced diet. Just a handle full of nuts a day can go along way.

Many foods such as meats, fruits, vegetables, and nuts contain vital nutrients and minerals, such as vitamin C and zinc, which allow the body to heal. By boosting the immune system and speeding up the cell regeneration process, consuming a higher percentage of zinc and vitamin C help the body heal at a more rapid rate. The key is to make sure to follow specified dietary guidelines to ensure that the proper servings of each food group are eaten daily.

Jovani 31100 Red Prom Dress


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Used Car Donation – Questions You Need to Ask

Earlier, the only way you could have got rid of your car was by selling it away. But with the passage of time there has emerged a way that can not only help you do away with your useless car but also get you good benefits; benefits in the form of tax deductibles. The simple way that is being referred to here is charity. Car owners who have a junk clunker or a SUV sitting idle in the garage can now consider car donations New Jersey. There are a good number of car donation organization that are non-profitable in nature. Being recognized by the Internal revenue Service or the IRS, these car donations can get you tax deductions once you donate your car to children charity in New Jersey.

Donation of any kind is a good thing. But when you donate a car to charity that is for helping the needy children, you have a good feeling about the entire matter. But as far as car donation New Jersey is concerned, there are certain things that needs to be taken care of.

It is not unlikely that you will come across more than one organization that claims to accept used car donation. But as all that glitters are not gold, so all the organizations will also not be the right one to donate you car to. So, there are certain things the car donor needs to ask or find out about the organization prior to donate the car. So, what are the many things that one should inquire about? Following are the simple queries that one needs to make.

Is it of to donate a car to charity that has not run in many years? Is it fine to donate it still?

Organizations that accept used car donations are not bothered about the condition of the car. So, it really does not matter whether it has run in many years or not.

What is the amount of tax deductible that the car donor can earn?

The amount of tax deduction that a car owner can earn depends a lot on the Fair Market Value of the car or the price at which the car is sold. Whichever is greater, the car owner will be able to claim that.

A Cup Of Green Tea A Day Keeps Cholesterol At Bay

It is quite surprising really how many people are drinking green tea. Worldwide, this particular type of tea is consumed almost as much as water. Green tea was on American grocery shelves years after its initial purpose. First it began as an age long cure for ailments in the Asian culture for digestive conditions and to help stop bleeding. There is a reason that over through the ages, this tasty, soothing liquid has been so effective. Even to aid against lowering cholesterol.

Why Green Tea Is So Effective

Green tea is actually different than many of its fellow tea friends. It goes through a different process of leaf fermentation. The tea leaf itself if not fermented nearly as long as many yothers, like black tea or oblong tea. Holding onto the most essential part of the green tea leaves. The antioxidants, which are called Catenins, is the best part. Recent studies how that that they can also be helpful in reducing cholesterol.
Green Tea

How Green Tea Reduces Cholesterol

New research show that drinking green tea is a good start to lower cholesterol in many ways. It can help increase high density lipoproteins while decreasing lipoproteins. Better known as HDL and LDL, good and bad levels of cholesterol found in the body. Recent studies shows that it also aids in preventing the liver from absorbing any unwanted cholesterol.

Your liver, Cholesterol and Green Tea

Let us first understand a bit about what cholesterol actually is before we can understand why its bad for your liver in long fun. Cholesterol is composed of a fat, like material that is found in every part of your body. It is a protein that is in your cells and travels through your blood vessels. Your blood vessels are indeed connected to that liver of yours.

Well , you are in luck. Research further acknowledges that it can increase the receptors of good cholesterol in the liver. It has been found to significantly lower LDL levels. But you can help. You will be impressed at the immense benefit gained from drinking this gentle refreshment.

Now, you need an entire lifestyle change. Think of all the benefits you can gain for eating foods high in antioxidants. You will feel splendid. You will glow with natural health and beauty. Your cholesterol will be under control. All with nature’s power drink by your side.

How To Choose Best Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Choosing the right upright vacuum cleaner is a very important decision to make. Vacuum cleaners are practically like other members of your household. You have to find the perfect match for your space and one that works just fine for you. Homeowners are always faced with the hard choice of picking the right vacuum to suit their cleaning needs. The upright vacuums remain the best when looking to pick lots of dust and cover large floors.

Here are some of the things to consider when choosing these types of vacuum cleaners:

Cord or Cordless

Cordless vacuums are the latest trends in the industry. Cordless vacuums allow you to move freely without being held to the power socket, but they have to be charged. If you own a large to an average home, cordless vacuum cleaners are not the best as they require constant charging. Even the top most brands will require charging after 30 minutes or so. Depending on your needs, you can either choose the cord or cordless vacuum cleaner. The corded vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, are great when you own a large home that needs regular cleaning. They enable you to work continuously without taking breaks to charge. Their only disadvantage is when you choose one with a short cord that requires changing of the power sockets now and again.

Bag or Bagless

Both the bag and bagless vacuum cleaners have their pros and cons. Vacuums with bags tend to be a bit messy requiring a new bag after few months depending on how frequent they are used. Bagless upright vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, are Eco-Friendly, but you have to clean the container and remove the stuck hairs. If you have to choose a bagless model, choose one with a great structural design.

Size and Storage

Think of the place where you will be storing the vacuum cleaner. The place of storage will dictate the type and size of vacuum cleaner you will buy. They usually don’t have the hose section which occupies huge junks of space. Most are quite easy to store, but their rigid structures mean they lack flexibility.

The Vacuum weight

How far from the socket can the vacuum cleaner reach? The weight of the vacuum cleaner and distance the distance they can clean from the socket go a long way in determining the ideal choice for your home.This distance comes into play when tackling a big room. Most upright vacuum cleaners reach around 8.6m. You must look at the distance it will cover when cleaning. This makes it easier for one to clean without swapping the socket from one place to another.

Weight must also be considered if you will be required to clean both the downstairs and upstairs.

Vacuum cleaner wattage

Most people always think that vacuum cleaners with high wattage are the best at getting the job done. However, this is not the case despite manufacturers claiming so. High powered upright vacuum cleaners will only mean you’re using more energy. Less power does not mean low suction as most people think. Most new upright vacuum cleaners in the market have motors of 1,600 watts of energy or less. Buy upright vacuum cleaners with low energy but great at cleaning to cut down the electricity costs.

There are even proposals to have the wattage of all vacuum cleaners reduced to 900 watts before the end of 2017. Check for the energy label as all vacuum cleaners are nowadays required to carry an energy label that rates the model for energy use, dust emission, and cleaning performances.

Dyson

How To Choose Best Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson is considered the Ferrari of vacuum cleaners. While the basic vacuum cleaner hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years, the engineers at Dyson took a much more serious approach and decided to reinvent it. Their most recent invention is a cordless vacuum that actually works as an upright or a hand-held cleaner like a DustBuster. The difference is the suction pulls at over 5,000 RPMs.

Jovani 26947 Prom Dress

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Review of the Pumice Stone Foot Scrub

One of the natural things you can have in your bathroom is a pumice stone to help you with the removal of dead cells on the skin. Instead of going with artificial exfoliators, the pumice stone can work miracles removing dead skin cells from the feet. The abrasive and porous nature of the stone makes it the perfect exfoliator for the feet.

What is a pumice stone?

Pumice stone from VolcanicareA pumice stone is formed when volcanic lava hardens and forms what we now call the pumice stone. It is a hard volcanic rock that has pores all over. It is abrasive features that make it ideal for scrubbing against your skin and removing the dead cells. Whenever there is a volcanic eruption, the hot lava mixes with water and hardens forming the pumice stone. It is 100% natural with only a few additions like a holder added to make it easier to use.

There are several types of pumice stones in the market with the differences coming in their sizes and shapes. The composition is pretty the same with all been formed from hardening lava.

Using a pumice stone as a foot scrubber

If you take a look at your heels, you will probably find a hard callous layer. This is a layer that requires regular removal to maintain the smooth and beautiful looks of your feet at all times. The pumice stone can come in any shape, but most are designed in a rectangular shape to nicely fit your hand. It is well-sized and one you can easily hold and use with ease.

picture of foot being scrubbed by pumice stoneThe pumice stone is used when one is taking a shower. You can always have it stored in your bathroom as it comes with a string for hanging it on the wall. Make sure your feet are wet and soapy before starting to scrub it with the pumice stone. You can easily see as the dead skin cells are removed away. Rinse your feet with water and clean your pumice stone. You can also soak your feet in warm water before scrubbing it.

You don’t have to scrub to hard as this is something you can do on a daily basis. It is important to clean your stone after use to prevent the growth of molds. Rinse it and hang it on the wall with the rope it comes it. It is quite simple to use to use and remains one of the best natural options that cost cheaper. It is also safer and reliable than most artificial feet scrubbers.

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Jovani Prom Dresses for Spring 2017

For women who attend special occasions now and again, the Jovani prom dresses are an ideal option to bring out the best in you. Jovani dresses range from the floral print ball gowns to the embellished mermaid dresses. They are the ideal option to turn high school parties into a memorable red carpet experience giving you the attention of boys in the party. The dresses are designed to make you feel special on special occasions taking inspirations from the Paris, Milan and New York catwalks. Jovani has been in the industry for over 35 years now selling some of the best brands in gown proms. They keep on producing more innovative designs each year that appeal to all ages and sizes.

They released their the newest 2017 Jovani prom gowns last month giving consumers something new for Spring 2017. Let’s have a look at some of their new releases;

Jovani 49926 Two-Piece Dress

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This black two-piece Jovani 49926 dress is a great ensemble from Jovani, featuring an off-the-shoulders bodice with a come-hither look. The top looks like it is hanging off the shoulders but hold firmly and will never come off. The overhanging shoulder parts bring out the mermaid looks nicely with a light net connecting the upper part to the skirt below. The skirt is long and nicely feels the body flaring only at the bottom. It fits your body size and brings out your stunning figure making it a great pick for Spring. This black, off-the-shoulder mermaid silhouette dress from Jovani is a nice choice and one to consider checking out.

Jovani 47075 V-Neck Prom Dress

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The Jovani 47075 prom dress is an excellent choice when you want to bring out your best looks and show off some skin. It is stunningly beautiful, and brings out the best in women making the perfect prom dress when you want to shine and impress. It nicely fits your body all the way down to just beneath the knees where it starts to flare. It has a plunging V-neckline with a deep V-back with sheer cutouts sides. It is a sleeveless bodice that finishes in a chapel train.

Jovani 48200 Prom Dress

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The Jovani 48200 trumpet skirt prom dress will make you feel like a queen with a flattering look and unique floral ending at the bottom. It is a unique design and one to check out, especially if you love to be a princess. The princess seams gives it that flattering appearance making it a great choice for the 2017 prom. The dress is pulled together by a zipper closure on the semi-open back, but the zipper remains hidden. It is a unique pageant dress that is sleeveless and covers your body well all the way from your chest to the feet.

Jovani 49925 Two-Piece Jumpsuit

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Available from sizes 0-28, this Jovani two piece pants suit is another great addition to their line of fashionable evening wear  and one to consider buying for Spring 2017. It is a comfortable two-piece pants suit, with an off-the-shoulder bodice, that fits the body well and gives you the much-needed flexibility in the water. The top nicely hangs off your shoulders with the trouser fitting you all the way up to the abdomen.

Jovani prom dresses are always highly recommended for fit and fabric. It is a coveted brand, and you can order any of their products with confidence knowing you have value for your money.

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair and How to Use It at Home

You can easily clear out all the commercial hair styling and conditioning products in your home and replace them with an all-natural solution. Coconut oil is turning to be one of the best natural products with a wide array of benefits. From moisturizing skin, cooking to conditioning hair, coconut oil has can benefit you is so many ways.

Coconut oil is very rich in antioxidants, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties that help fight things like dandruff in your hair. The oil helps fight infections and fungus while supporting a healthy growth of hair larger in volume and color. The scalp health is also improved by the oil making coconut oil the most common ingredient in almost all hair products. If you take a look at the ingredients of almost all hair products, coconut oil is usually listed there.

Benefits of coconut oil and how to best use it at home

Coconut oil for hair conditioning

200ml-coconut-oil-piCoconut oil is an exceptional hair conditioner free of any chemicals found in most commercial products. Research shows that coconut oil helps prevent protein loss outperforming the mineral and sunflower oils. Protein loss in the hair leads to dryness and breakages. The lauric acid in the coconut oil is capable of penetrating the hair shafts due to its low molecular weight. It then nourishes the hair with fatty acids, vitamins and minerals preventing the damage experienced from brushing and combing your hair.

Use a ¼ teaspoon or tablespoon coconut oil for short and long hair respectively. Warm the oil by rubbing it against your palms and applying it to the shafts of the hair and scalp. You can then cover it with a shower cap for a few hours before washing with a gentle shampoo.

Coconut oil for hair growth

Coconut oil can help grow thin hair by providing it with the necessary nutrients for growth. Some of the essential nutrients include things like lauric acid that penetrate the hair improving the shaft and overall health of the hair. Incorporate foods rich in Omega-3 fats like chia, pumpkin, and flax seeds. Continued use will lead to longer and thicker hairs.

You can easily use the coconut oil by massaging it into your scalp with gentle pressure for some minutes. One tablespoon of coconut oil is enough to massage your scalp. You can add some rosemary oil to help improve circulation in the scalp. The coconut oil improves blood circulation leading to improved hair growth.

Coconut oil for clearing dandruff

Dandruff caused by dry skin conditions or use of harmful chemicals and fungal can easily be cleared by coconut oil. The lauric and capric acid in the oil have powerful antiviral and antifungal properties that help fight dandruff.

Massage your scalp with a mixture of coconut oil and lavender, tea tree, thyme, and wintergreen for effective results. Coconut oils fight off dandruff well when combined with other natural products. Massage your scalp with the mixture all the way from the neck to the forehead. You can sit in the sun for like 30 minutes increase the heat.

These are just a few of the numerous coconut oil benefits for hair. Coconut call also be used when styling your hair instead of the commercial products as it tames the frizz in the hair well.  For more information, please click here.

Mori Lee Wedding Dresses for 2017

Magical, fascinating, exquisite and glamorous are what describes the breathtaking wedding dresses from Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner. Her 60 years’ experience in creating works of art and topping the bridal industry has led to a production of elegant and luscious gowns with details to match. Carried by a number of stores, her well-renowned collections are highly sought throughout the globe and accommodate a range of bridal needs, including bridesmaids and mother of the bride pieces, creating lifelong memories.

Having being termed as a bridal fairy godmother, her refined designs contain modern and rich textures that inspire brides with statement pieces, beading details and delicate lace designs.

Mori Lee 8123 Maribella wedding dress
Mori Lee 8123 Maribella wedding dress

Nothing describes being the center of attention as the Mori Lee 8123 Maribella wedding dress does. This simple gown will allow any bride to string along guests as she matches down the aisle. Featuring a full volume skirt with a chapel train, this simple gown gets straight to the point and leaves room for the bride to shine. The crystal beaded waistline stylishly joins the skirt to the V-neckline sleeveless bodice that extends to the back forming a V-back. This satin ball gown is not complete without the covered button detailing the illusion back, and running down to the chapel train tip. Sweeping the groom off his feet becomes real in this simply polished gown.

Mori Lee 8112 Malia wedding dress
Mori Lee 8112 Malia wedding dress

Become pretty and girly in the Mori Lee 8112 Marcia tulle strapless wedding dress. Featuring an eyelash edge, scalloped sweetheart neckline, it has crystal beaded Alencon lace adorning the bodice, with the eyelash trim extending to the semi-open back that finishes in covered buttons. The cascading train on the gown’s skirt finishes off in chapel train falling from the scalloped waistline in overlapping layers of trim flounces that draws inspiration from a fairytale princess, creating magical moments as you walk past guests.

Mori Lee 2785 Wedding Dress
Mori Lee 2785 Wedding Dress

Look royally classy in the Mori Lee 2785 satin V-neck wedding dress with a fit and flare design and a lacy illusion back. This charmingly fit dress add height to any form, making the bride look elegant, with the flaring skirt opening up to the train that comes in ranging lengths to fit any bride’s needs. The dress features a seductively plunging V-neckline in delicately gorgeous lace appliques covering the smooth satin with the sleeves sitting on the shoulder’s edge. The bits of crystal beading and peek-a-boo lace covering the back that also features covered buttons adds to the dress’ details, making it more glamorous.

Mori Lee 2812 Wedding Dress
Mori Lee 2812 Wedding Dress

Turn heads and stun in the Mori Lee 2812 fit and flare wedding dress that befits a beach or garden themed ceremony. This dress allows a bride to blend in to the nature with the florals lace that details the three-quarter length sleeves. The soft net embellished with Alencon lace appliques and accented with frosted beading is simply chi, with the V-neckline and V-back showing off a perfectly toned back and shoulders. The dress finishes with the signature covered buttons and drops down finishing in a chapel train with scalloped lace hemline. The delicate lace makes foe an exquisite gown that embodies what Mori Lee gowns are all about.

Choosing to trust Madeline by selecting something from the Mori Lee wedding dresses collection will give any bride assurance that fairytales do exist. Any bride has the peace of mind that all her bridal needs, including the bride’s mother and her bridesmaids, will be catered to under one roof. The Mori Lee collection of bridal gowns transforms brides’ walk down the aisle to give a red carpet runway feel, making any bride’s wedding day be as enchanting as the dress she wears.

SportRack SR7018 Vista XL Rear Opening Cargo Box

If you love traveling often, then the SportRack SR7018 Vista XL cargo box is an excellent product to help you create extra space in your car. The 18 cubic feet cargo box features an exceptional streamline design to reduce drag and twist while on the road. The XL SportRack cargo box remains one of the best ways to expand your car’s storage. The box can be used to store a wide variety of items like luggage, sportswear and equipment, toys and much more. The easy access to the box from the rear of your car and ABS plastic construction with an aerodynamic design are just some of the great features about this box. Faster installation and removal ensures you save time for the people on the go.

Key features of the SportRack SR7018 Vista XL

High capacity

The limit of 18 cubic feet is enough to store a wide variety of items. This is a hard shell box 19 inches tall. 64 creeps long and 40 crawls wide. It is a sizeable unit capable of storing many items and creating the much-needed space in your car. If you love traveling with your pet, then you know how to get that extra space.

A strong ABS plastic construction

The cargo box is made from a strong ABS plastic construction that makes it durable and tough. It is one box you are sure will resist the harsh conditions out there and serve you for years. The box is UV resistant and one should not worry about the devastating effects of the sun during the summer season. The ABS plastic combines the strength and rigidity of acrylonitrile and styrene polymers. Toughness and resistance are the words you can use to describe the plastic construction.

Safety features with the rear opening

The side opening cover is a feature that has been specifically created for safety reasons. You don’t have to worry about and nearby movement when loading or off-loading your box. You can easily open your box by the roadside without having to worry about the incoming vehicles. Your back guard becomes the stage to achieve things.

Ease of use with a quick release mounting

This is one of the easiest cargo boxes to use without the need of any devices. Easily install the box on the roof of your car using the U-fasteners. Tee box hold firmly but also remains quite easy to remove when required. The mounting of the box is quite simple with the locking arms and mechanism keeping the open position great. It is quite light and removing it is a simple task taking you less than five minutes.
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Pros and cons of the SportRack SR7018 Vista XL cargo box

Pros
• Waterproof keeping items safe
• Safe and easy to use
• UV-resistant and durable
• Easy to access when required

Cons
• The locks look cheap but then hold the box firmly
• Slight whistling at high speeds

Final verdict

The SportRack SR7018 Vista XL cargo box is a great option when in the market for a high-quality box to create additional space in your cars. It can store several items due to the big space inside. It is like a black hole of space in there. The price is hands down while the features are excellent giving users several benefits. It is a box that is highly recommended and one you can order without any worries as it offers good value for money.

5 Tips For Teenagers For Their First Date

Your first teenage date, alone with a boy can make your nervous, but if you follow these simple hints you will be well on your way to having a successful first date.

Seeing that you finally agreed to going out and give this seemingly interested guy a chance, you will want to master dating etiquette.  If you said “yes” to his request for a date, there must be something interesting about him, so get it right the first time.

Here goes a few tips to carry for that first date that will calm your nerves and help to leave a lasting impression;

1. Be yourself. This lays a necessary foundation for honesty. After being in so many exhaustive dates and relationships being honest from the start is the first best decision you can make. It weeds out any fakes and leaves room for only those who can stick around for the storms that are your emotions and moods. So after saying yes, when he asks for your input on what time and where you’d like to go, don’t be shy, point out your favorite joint and negotiate from there. It may not be his favorite, but at least you can negotiate from there.

first-date-outfit2. Regarding fashion, prepare well for the date. Pick out an outfit that you know looks good on you, something you can be comfortable in, but also doesn’t telegraph the wrong intentions. The right dress will help you to relax and be confident, while putting your best foot forward.  You want him to focus on you the person, not you the sex symbol.

3. Be sure to inform your friends or family of his plans and where exactly you will be going. When you arrive, you might send a text message to a responsible friend or family member with your location. You may also want to carry with you some cash or a credit card in case the date goes awry.  As long as you have money, you can hold on to your independence.

4. Much as we like to be fashionably late, be on time!  Put his feelings first to show your respect, and then you can demand respect for yourself from him when you need it.

texting-on-date5. During the date, switch off your phone, or put it on silent and engage in conversation. Don’t make it about yourself, but ask questions and pay attention to responses while avoiding giving too much information in one dose. Be polite in your mannerism towards your date and the hosts. Avoid hot topics like politics that are bound to leave an unpleasant air and take it easy on the alcohol to avoid embarrassments.

restaurantbilledit6. Seeing that we live in a gender balanced world, when it comes to settling the bill, you can politely offer to do so, but if he says he will pay, kindly let him. Remember that he too may be nervous and letting him feel confident about himself may be just what he needs to make the date worthwhile for both of you.

7. When the date ends, chances are you’ll already have decided if you’d want to see him again. Don’t make it awkward for him and give him hints as you say your goodbyes. If he seems unsure and offers a handshake, take it and linger a while with his hand so he knows you enjoyed the company and are finding it hard to say goodbye. On the other hand, if you didn’t enjoy your time, it would be better if you let him down in a kind way rather than be rude. Make a stand quickly to avoid games and wasting both your precious time. Remember that it was just a date, and if his efforts didn’t make a lasting or good impression, then it is better to move on, although giving him a second chance won’t hurt.

In going for this first date with anyone that you fancy, remember to have fun. The first date may not be as great as you expected, but making an effort to put yourself out there really counts. Let your date know if you would like to see them again as soon as they make the follow up call and don’t give them a hard time.

So if you’re looking to make a lasting impression as well as have fun, try these five simple tips that will ensure you brush off on your dating game and find the one. All the best!!

Best Tips To Get Top Rated Selfies

The advent of technology has seen to it that the world is swept up in acquiring hand-held cameras on internet enabled mobile phones. This has led to a more personalized feel to everything including taking digital photos. The internet is more vibrant and exciting with the rise of selfies, making it easier to interact with a familiar face as more and more people can now take selfies and upload to social media sites.

Taking selfies is fun and makes the ordeal worthwhile especially when you get hundreds of likes and compliments. It seems easy, but needs mastering, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian writing books on how to skillfully take gorgeous selfies with little filtering or Photoshop.

Below are a few tips on what NOT to do, in order to get top rated selfies on Instagram or Snapchat.  With some practice, you too can get positive instead of negative feedback on your submissions. 

1. Take a brief look at yourself in the mirror and give approval to how you look first. One of the most important tips for taking amazing selfies is confidence and a bit of practice. No one gets it perfect at the first trial, but giving it a go in front of the mirror and trying a few poses is a good start. Confidence and inner happiness will always reflect on the photo.

dull-background2. Look for the perfect lighting. Take advantage of natural light coming in through the windows or go outside and play around with different angles before finding the best one. Light should always fall on your face to brighten up the beautiful features and make them pop.

3. Shaky hands while taking stills can be challenging. Great, clear selfies require that you remain still to avoid blurring. It is possible to take a selfie with one hand, with or without the selfie stick, but sometimes your hand can fail you. Try relaxing and take a few before getting into it. A better alternative is using both hands, with or without the selfie stick, and the photo will still come out marvelous.

blurry-photos4. To avoid the all too familiar and sometimes funny or embarrassing backgrounds, always examine the background first to ensure that nothing is out of place. Avoid a busy or cluttered background, and pick one that also brightens the selfies rather than dulls it. A good example is a colorful mural on the wall or a plain wall.

5. Find the best angle and pose that works with you. Tweak it up a bit over time to give a variance, but try sticking to it as the best angle always brings out the best of your features. If lifting the camera directly up or angling your face to the side works, then use this to your advantage and create the best moments.

pexels-photo-1468066. Always look at the picture as you are taking it and see the final result before snapping away. This allows you to change up the positions and find one that works. You would be amazed at how many people don’t even point their smart phone in the right direction.

7. While trying to find the best lighting for your selfie, you may find that holding up the camera and looking directly at the lens will almost always give off the best selfies. This position centers your eyes in the photo, and allows a part of your neck jewelry and outfit to show, making the selfie more detailed.

These simple tips to get top rated selfies are only pointers to get you started and going. Allowing friends into the picture makes the experience more fun and gives more options for you and your friends as you can switch out positions to take more pictures. Now that you’re properly armed with these tips, go crazy and customize your selfies with crazy poses, silly looks, and the occasional pouty face. With time, you’ll sure witness your social media timeline go abuzz with more activity than you can imagine.

Why you should Covet your Sleep

Much as sleep lovers are always associated with laziness, with quotes even from even the Bible that condemn it, sleep is an integral part of our healthy well-being. A good night’s sleep can help you develop a strong memory, reduced stress, a longer life, and even proper bodily waste removal along with general productivity.

As we grow, we find that we acquire different lifestyles and our sleep patterns change to accommodate our lives. Different age groups require different hours of sleep and failure to get a good night’s rest may result in life-threatening situations like dozing off while driving and causing a fatal accident.

It is a fact that it may not always be possible to get that much-desired shut eye, but everyone is advised to take off some time and have some extended snooze time, even if it’s only twice a week.

The following reasons should be enough to justify why you should covet your sleep without any guilt.

1. If you have ever snapped at your child, spouse or colleagues at work without good reason, then the remedy might be some few more hours in bed. With today’s economic demands and educational pressures, getting the right amount of sleep may be difficult. You can, however, choose to leave work on time and be home early, finish preparing the kids and sacrifice that favorite show for a few more hours of sleep. These added hours of rest will result in making sound judgments, becoming a problem solver, becoming more stable emotionally and reduce the risk of getting depressed.

2. Studies have shown that enough sleep has successfully reduced chances of getting obese and diabetes, contracting heart, liver and kidney problems, and promotes physical growth and development. Sleep is also responsible for fighting off body infection and diseases, as a well-rested body is more immune than a sleep deprived one.
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3. Intelligence, concentration, and creativity are boosted by a sound mind that is well-rested. Many artistes across the board, be it in visual arts, musicians, song writers, authors, have been quoted as having come across the best ideas during their sojourn time. This is because the mind is better equipped to be more productive and retain information is it is well rested. Therefore, encouraging our kids to go to bed early and get sleeping might just be the missing link to get that college scholarship.

With these few reasons, anyone can now defend their record breaking sleep hours citing the rationale that a well-balanced lifestyle and sanity is based on a reliable sleep patterns. In fact, you can now hold on to the rationale that sleep is the basic foundation of a healthy body. You can now go ahead and have the pleasure to put the “do not disturb” sign at your bedroom door and catch you some Z’s.

For more information, please contact the Miami Shores Neurology and Sleep Institute in Miami Shores, Florida at 305-754-6240.