Honey is good for your health, but why?
Honey is a substance used in sugary foods and it’s produced by social hymenopteran insects. These creatures, usually bees, need to collect sugary secretions from plants who produce floral nectar or aphid honeydew and then undergo a process of regurgitation, enzymatic activity and water evaporation.
Even though there are many kinds of honey produced by different animals and plants, the most common one is the honey produced by bees, because of its mass production and consumption by human beings. Honey’s taste is characterised by its distinctive sweetness, derived from monosaccharides fructose and glucose, very similar in sweetness to granulated sugar.
Honey provides about 64 calories for one serving of a tablespoon. Honey is also considered to be beneficial for health problems, but it can be dangerous for people with weak immune systems, as it can rarely lead to bacterial or fungus infections.
This sweet substance can, however, be used to treat a cough, since it has good antimicrobial properties that can soothe the throat and kill bacteria. This is why honey is often used to cure sore throats as well.
Honey can also be used to improve the quality of your sleep if added to hot milk and it can also be applied to wounds as a first aid since it absorbs water and helps reduce swelling.
We should be more than grateful for the existence of bees and that’s why we should protect the environment that nurtures them.
Lacoste is a French fashion brand.
It has been founded founded by René Lacoste and his friend André Gillier,in 1933
Do you know the history of this brand?
René Lacoste, wasn’t just a stylist. He was also an important tennis player.
Because of his talent in this sport, he was named “the crocodile” by his fans.
Afterwards, he decided to use this appellation, deciding to became famous for the invention of the pole, with the crocodile placed on left chest.
Thus, René Lacoste and his friend André Gillier founded the clothing house following the creation of this new clothing.
What is a polo?
It is similar to a T-shirt with short sleeves, but more elegant and fashion, thanks to the presence of a in ribbed collar (similar to shirts).
In the following years, Lacoste has devoted much attention not only to the tennis but also to other sports such as football and especially golf, because his wife was an assiduous practitioner of this sport.
So, even if Lacoste was born principally in France, nowadays is famous in various countries, becoming not only a sports clothing but also a fashion outfit. You can buy Lacoste items on shops or in online stores.
The beauty of dollhouse is for everyone to see.
Dollhouse, lovely miniature reproduction of real mansions crafted by expert artists in different scales as children toys or for the pure joy of collectors: they’ve been around for centuries and some of them are true pieces of art with enormous monetary value.
There are plenty of examples of marvellous dollhouses furnished with fine miniatures representing real pieces of furniture from historical villas and castels, tiny paintings and embroidery of the highest quality. One of this rare pieces is the Astolat Dollhouse Castle, by the majestic Colorado-based artist Elaine Diehl.
This awsome miniature mansion is made up of 29 little rooms and it took 13 entire years to be finished starting from the 1980s. It wasn’t obviously a one-woman cretion, but Elaine was helped by many different artisans, from glass blowers to carpenters and goldsmiths.
The Astolat dollhouse is modeled after the Tennyson’s Lady of Shallot mansion and it contains pieces from the 1949 worth thousands of dollars alone. This miniature wonder is worth 8.5 million dollars and it was first displayed to the public for a benefic purpose in 2015: all the earnings from the show were donated to an Autism non profit association.
You may not be able to afford this piece of craftsmanship, but you can start with one of the many dollhouse kits for beginners available online!
The noodles are the oriental “spaghetti” generally made up of rice flour with (or without) eggs. They are very similar to the Italian spaghetti but actually they have a different texture and flavor.
You can buy them fresh or dried, and you can choose them thin or robust.
Where can you buy noodles?
You find them in all supermarkets and ethnic food stores.
How to cook them?
They are really simple to cook. At the same time, there are different recipes that you can realize.
The most common recipe is “Noodles with vegetables”
How to cook them? Let’s discover it now!
Cook the noodles in salted boiling water for the cooking time indicated on the package.Afterwards, put in a wok or in a pan cutted (in small pieces or giulienne) zucchini and carrots. Use light oil seeds (not olive oil). Let make the vegetables crunchy and then add the noodles and a bit of soy sauce.
So the recipe is very simple. However noodles can be cooked as you prefer (in terms of extra ingredients).
According to the oriental tradition, the other common recipes with noodles are:
1. Noodles with chicken
2. Noodles with peanut butter
3. Noodles with shrimp
4. Noodles with coconut soup
Coffee is a real addiction for many people around the world. Many drink coffee in the morning for the help that Caffeine gives to stay awake or to start the day with a positive attitude. But drinking coffee can be beneficial for you for many other reasons and science is pretty clear about it.
Caffeine can, in fact, not only give you energy to get through the day, but it can also make you smarter. This substance is psychoactive and can be very useful for your brain activity. It is absorbed into bloodstreams and from there into the brain. It can lead to enhanced firing of neurons and to the increasing of many neurotransmitters.
Coffee can alsohelp you burn fat and is contained in every fat burning supplement and it can boost the metabolic rate. Scientific studies have proven that caffeine can burn 10% fat in obese people and up to 29% in people with normale weight.
Caffeine is good not only because it breaks down fat cells, but it also impoves you physical performance during sport, because it increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood. Coffee is also full of beneficial nutrients for your body, like Magnesium and Potassium.
So, overall drinking coffee can be very good for your health, but it can also be dangerous: consuming too much coffee could cause permanent damage to your heart and also become a terrible addiction.
What do you know about the relativity of time?
To better understand the theory of relativity it is necessary a deep study of physics and its laws.
With Albert Einstein the idea of Universe was totally revolutionized.
Einstein’s intuition was about discovering how in reality the forces that were able to attract didn’t exist, but forces capable of pushing were real. Understanding, theorizing and measuring this “push” was the fundamental turning point of Einstein’s ideas.
He predicted a force capable of attracting the bodies between them. The masses are able to deform temporal space, creating a whole series of effects, for instance the theory of relativity.
According to this theory, time and space have subjective dimensions.
External time vs Internal Time
Time was also questioned by the philosopher Henri Bergson.
According to him, there were two types of time: the historical time and the psychological time.
The first is external, linear and measured in terms of the spatial distance “travelled by a pendulum or the hands of a clock”.
The second is internal, subjective and “measured by the emotional intensity of a moment”.
These theories have influenced not only science but also various fields such as psychology, philosophy and literature.
Have you ever been here?
The National Park of Grand Canyon is situated in Arizona (USA).
It was opened in 1919 and it represents one of the best natural place of America.
What are its natural origins?
Because of a powerful erosion, the Colorado River created a sort of huge gorge. Accordingly, the river has carved its way creating a canyon 446 kilometres long, about 1,5 kilometres deep and 29 kilometres wide.
This place changes continuously through natural events: powerful rainfalls, show, heat and wind.
Furthermore, also the color of stones suffers many changes because of the light: from grey and brown to pink and from red to violet.
There are different ways to explore the Grand Canyon: for instance by helicopter or by hiking down to the bottom. However, in summer it is not a good idea because the weather is extremely hot.
How many animals are there?
Animal life in this place includes about 70 different species. You can find squirrels, coyotes, the bighorn sheep, the ringtail cat, the mule deer, reptiles and five types of amphibians. In addition, there are about 250 species of birds.
A little curiosity: five Indian tribes live in this region! They are the Hopi, Navajos, Havasupai, Paiute and Hualapai.
Hamburgers might not be too healthy, but they taste good.
A hamburger is a sandwich made up of one or two patties of cooked meat placed inside a sliced roll of bread. The term burger may apply to different kind of hamburgers around the world, like the bison burger, the turkey burger or the veggie burger.
The hamburger is very famous and eaten worldwide, however the history regarding its origin remains unclear. There are many claims in different areas of America and european countries, but noone really knows where it was first invented. “The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy” by Hannah Glasse (1758) actually refers to a “burger sausage” very similar to nowadays hamburger.
In 1869 a similar snack was also popular in Hamburg, by the name of “bread roll warm” (Rundstück warm), made up of two pieces of bread and meat on the inside.
In 1884 the Boston Journal discussed about the “Hambug Steak” and on July 5, 1896, the Chicago Daily Tribune made a reference regarding a “hamburger sandwich” in an article about a “Sandwich Car”.
The truth might have been uncovered by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who believes the famous hamburger was first created in America by Louis Lassen, a danish immigrant, who had a diner in New Haven, Connecticut.
Even though we might never truly uncover the misteries regarding the origins of this marvelous and delocious food, the most important thing is that we’re still able to enjoy this fat delicacy filled with cheese, bacon and lettuce.
“I said maybe, you’re gonna be the one who saves me, and after all, you’re my wonderwall…”
Do you recognize this song?
It’s “Wonderwall“, one of the best work of the English rock band Oasis, formed in 1991 by Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan and Tony McCarroll.
But they were a band until 2009. That’s because Noel Gallagher (guitarist, singer, composer and songwriter) decided to pursuit the soloist career.
What a pity!
Even if now Oasis do not exist anymore, we’ll always remember their beautiful songs.
Among their best works we have to mention the famous album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” (1995), which became a commercial success selling over four million copies. This made it the fourth best-selling album in UK Chart history.
This album contains 3 beautiful songs: “Wonderwall“, “Champagne Supernova” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger“.
<< And so, Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late as we’re walking on by, her soul slides away, but don’t look back in anger, I heard you say, at least not today! >>
The last one song is partly an homage to John Lennon: in the video, the singer is wearing John-looking glasses and the intro is similar to “Imagine“.
The Strangest Jobs Available.
There are so many job opportunities around and each one can be more or less suited for different personalities and characterial features. Each one of us aspires to get a nice and well-paying job or maybe a less time-consuming one that can help us earn something for side expenses. For whatever reason you’re looking for a job, the world is full of clever people who came up with the strangest ideas for a job application.
Nowadays you can practically pay someone to do anything for you: to walk your pets, to cook for a family dinner, to plan your party, your wedding or even style your wardrobe. All these jobs seem funny and clever, but there are some that are even stranger and, sometimes, rather curious.
- Iceberg Mover: this one pretty much explains itself with its name. You move icebergs from their original location in the ocean to another one. This job became available shortly after the events of the Titanic in 1912. There an International Ice Patrol, part of the US Coast Guard, that monitorates and moves icebergs if needed.
- Snake Milker: Tired of being a “boring famer” milking cows? Then why not switching to snakes! Their milk is used in laboratories for research and to create anti-venom.
- Professional Cuddler: In some countries people can get paid to cuddle their lonely clients during cold nights. This has nothing to do with prostitution apparently (excuse my sarcasm), but it still is a weird job indeed.
- Professional Bridesmaid: If you’re a bride in need of some serious and pofessional bridesmaids that can replace your unorganized and clumsy real friends, why not paying one? Professional bridesmaids are becoming more and more popular, offering all kinds of services for brides-to-be.
- Dog Surfing Instructors: If your dog cannot surf properly you MUST hire a professional dog surfing instructor to teach him. Yeah, you can spend money they way you like, I guess…
This is just a quick list but you can find more and more ideas online, be sure not to miss any of this “wonderful” opportunities!