The Groundhog Day

It will also be funny, but is real, every year on February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (United States), you can decide how long the winter will br, but to do it is not necessary to use  strange technology or ask to scientis of this subject, but you can ask to  the groundhog!
This tradition dates back to 1800 with the German emigrants who had occupied the American lands; but how does it work? To make a prediction you need to check the shelter of a marmot, if the animal goes out and fails to see its shadow it means that winter is ending, if it sees his shadow, it will gets scared and back in the den and that will means that winter is not yet over, it will last at least another five weeks.
It does not matter if you believe it or not to the meaning of this festival, what is important is to have fun, so we suggest you watch a 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, which involves precisely this strange American habit,

Chewing gum bubble

Pink, yellow, white, blue, fruit, mint, sparkling, sweet or savory, today the chewing gum are everywhere and of any type; many years have passed since the  1871 when they were  produced for  the first time with a  flavor, and, unlike what many of you think, the first flavor was licorice. But only in 1920 it was marketed around the world, especially in Britain, where they created a special law to prohibit the excessive consumption, it was only an excuse to decrease the American market. But the tire that we know, that pink, strawberry with which you can make bubbles,  the Bubble gum, has a lot more close origins, was in fact created by an American accountant only in 1928, needless to say it was a huge success, that continues to this day.

Be very careful though, the chewing gums are  very dangerous for the environment, they takes more than five years to melt, so absolutely avoid to throw it to the ground!

Fashion trends of Spring/Summer 2017

And so, also the fashion week in Paris is ended, but, what will be the trend of the new season? Here the list of the 5 best must:

  • At the top of the list there are the XL sleeves: long or short, white or colored, the important is that they must be very BIG!
  • A pice that all of we have in our wardrobe: the little plaid! The best match is black and white, and you can use it with skirt, shirt, pants or everywhere you want!
  • If Spring meaning happy color, yellow is the keyword of this year! Don’t care if you use it in accessories, clothes or shoes, the important is wear it!
  • Trench is always a good idea! Specially in this season were the weather is really crazy and change constantly… black, white, brawn is the same, you will be always elegant and fashionable with it!
  • From 2000 the one shoulder top are back! Particular and sexy, it will be a big must of this season.

Nicki Minaj half-nacked in Paris

It is practically impossible not to talk about her, in fact, with her last extravagant outfits, the famous rapper, Nicki Minaj, still on getting a great media success; the last news? The star showed up to  the designer Haider Ackermann fashion show in Paris, wearing a black top half by Thierry Mugler showing her breasts covered only by a little silver nipple pastie (Which, for who did not know, they have become very fashionable among Hollywood stars ) by Agent Provocateur.
Needless to say That the eyes of those present went more about her than on the runway, but the pop star still seemed sure of herself, and without shame; able being once again, to be talked about her all over the world.
That started a race of nipple pasties between Rihanna and Nicky Minaj? What is sure is that, after this particular discovery by the designer Tom Ford, who had shocked everyone some time ago, now we are sure that by the VIP you can expect everything!

What kind of colors are there?

Did you know that the color categories are reduced only three? They are: The warm colors, the cold colors and the  neutral colors.
In the warm color category there are: the red, the yellow, the  orange and all their shades, are  called like this  because they remember the  warm, the summer, and the fire.
Cold colors, however, are the blue, the  green, the light blue, and all their shades, they just remember the cold, the ice and the winter.
Attention to  the purple color, however, which can be misleading, because the purple is composed of both a warm color, red,and a cold color, blue, so it’s up to you to decide in which category to place it.
Finally, neutral colors, as you can immagine they are the black, the gray and the white.
One can therefore say that the colors are divided into various categories depending on what that arouse in our minds


Top 3 bad habits for our metabolism

Despite your efforts you can not just lose weight, is perhaps guilty the slow metabolism? Possible, but How to unlock it? Here what can be the main causes:

  1. Poor sleep is one of the major cause, in fact, there are numerous studies that claim that a lack of sleep may lead to an increase of  the fat mass and a loss of the muscle mass, that’s why doctors advise to always rest  at least 8-9 hours a night.
  2. Eat snacks at night, this addition of calories at the end of the day is not disposed  by our  body, in fact, at night our body  almost completely stops to work, that’s why this bad habit must be eliminated right away if you do not want to gain weight.
  3. Do not eat breakfast, this is the most important meal of the whole day, is the which one that, after a long overnight fast, gives us the energy to face the day, if you skip it, you run out the energy and the  metabolism crashes .

Ramses II buried in the mud

It is recently reported that in Cairo, Egypt, where was the ancient Heliopolis, were found the remains of a huge statue of the great pharaoh Ramses II. Covered with mud, were rekindled pieces of the statue long 8 m, the discovery was made by Egyptian and German archologists who were working right in this zone, in the Matariya area, where in ancient times stood the sacred city dedicated to the Sun God, Ramses II, precisely. This discovery represents an amazing breakthrough for our times, it now happens more and more often that archaeologists are  able to find artifacts so old and so main interesting.
For the uninitiated, Ramses II was the third pharaoh of the nineteenth dynasty and reigned for over 66 years, from 1279 to 1213 B.C. from the Egypt to the Syria until the Sudan; once their studies are over, the remains of this huge statue will surely go to the Grand Egyptian Museum, which will open in 2018 Giza.

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

For who did not know, the seven wonders of the ancient world were seven monuments that in the anciet age, thanks to their beauty and size, were awarded this title. Here they are all the seven!
1. The pyramid of Cheops in Giza (Egypt) – is the only one  remaining intact
2. The temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Turkey) – now there are only a few ruins, but this beautiful temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis, was able to return to this list due to its massive size
3. The Colossus of Rhodes (Greece) – now, of this huge statue, over 35 m high, there is no trace, but at the time was a real marvel
4. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq) – fantastic terraces adorned with huge trees and colorful flowers
5. The tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus (Turkey) – The few remains are in the British Museum in London, it was a huge marble and gold palace
6. The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt) – today there are only ruins underwater, but, at the time it is assumed that this lighthouse was really huge, nearly 150 m!
7. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece)  – this stunning statue was made of gold and ivory, and was 15 m high !

Original or fake?

Can you recognize a false picture ? Obviously yes, but it’s not easy, how do it? You need much knowledge of art, chemical analysis, advanced technology and good IT tools.
As you may have noticed well verify the authenticity of a painting is not easy, you have to work like detectives to be able to say with certainty if the work subjected analyzed  is true or false.
After the first studies, it usually passes to use the x-rays and radioactivity measurement of lead, all this in order to verify the type of substances used and the date to which dates from their appearance.
However,  are often used software that recognize the type of canvas, brush, and assess of  the position of the signature; Needless to say, if you do not possess the appropriate instruments and does not have a deep art culture, it is virtually impossible to say if a picture is original or not.

Best food for the diet

Is already known that there are some foods that should be avoided completely if you want to lose weight, and others who are our ‘friends’, what are they? Let’s find out together!

  1. The most famous is definitely the pineapple, which contains bromelain, in fact, if you  eat it  during meals, it will promotes the digestion of the  proteins, and it is also a great ally against cellulite.
  2. Inevitable in the kitchens of all the fashionable women’s, is the  turmeric, which stimulates the body helping the digestion, it is also able to satisfy hunger.
  3. Surely you will find it in all diets, the salmon, which is rich of Omega 3, is a good fat which helps our organism  to burn calories.
  4. As Snow White we also must eat apples, they are rich in fiber and vitamins but low in calories, we can say that apples are our best friends in the diet!