Sunday, February 1, 2015
Along with the ten places mentioned in the video, here are other toxic places in the world that deserve an (dis)honorable mention.
Linfen, China: Los Angeles smog would be considered a ‘good day’ compared to the air pollution in Linfen and it’s considered the “most polluted city in the world.” The reason behind the pollution is credited to industrial manufacturing and automobile pollution. The air here is apparently so bad that leaving your clothes out to air dry can turn them black!
Saturday, January 17, 2015
You may have heard the saying, abs are made in the kitchen, and not in the gym. Well, it’s true and without a healthy diet, no amount of exercise can help you lose weight. Ekta Tandon, who is a nutritionist at Fitness First chain of restaurants, lists out a few things you should know about eating for six-pack abs.
First things first – we all have abs but they are hidden due to the coverage of fat. In order to define and flaunt them, one must eat right and exercise.
Here’s how you can do it:
Eat small meals: The rule is to eat small meals at equal intervals. So if you are eating often and eating good food, you would not have cravings for any kind of junk food. It will also help regulate your body’s blood sugar, which stabilises the release of insulin. This helps promote the use of fat as fuel and helps prevent it from being stored in the body. When excess fat isn’t stored, the abs are more prominent.
How to do it: Eat three standard meals and three smaller snacks. For example:
Early morning: 1-2 glass water
8-9 am: Breakfast
11-12 pm: Snack
1-2 pm: Lunch
7-8 pm: Dinner
9-10 pm (if hungry): Milk
Friday, January 16, 2015
Why you should stop drinking bottled water
Do you tend to consume too many bottles of packaged drinking water? Here’s a good reason to stop doing so. A study performed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) reveals that you are exposed to a host of harmful chemicals when you drink packaged water.
How was the study conducted?
The study was carried out at 18 different bottled water companies in Mumbai, where 5 samples of 1 litre bottles were analysed.
Which harmful chemicals were found in the samples?
The study revealed the presence of harmful chemicals like bromate in samples where 1 litre of packaged water contained 27% bromate. (Read:Warning: Avoid reusing plastic mineral water bottles!)
How does packaged water harm your health?
Drinking of packaged water with high amount of bromate could cause diseases like cancer, stomach infection and hair fall.
What is the limit of exposure?
Ideally, only 10% bromate is supposed to be present in bottled water and, according to WHO, only 4 mg of bromate is needed for packaged water. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that they will go through the report and will take necessary steps to make packaged water safer for consumption.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Since childhood we were made to believe that if we do well in academics, we can get a job with a good salary and we will eventually be happy there after. So the entire purpose of education is just to get a job? And, Is happiness related to money? Can't we just do what we love? Where is the mistake? Is it the educational system or the society? Is it our teachers or parents or us? Whom should we please and why? Who will measure our success and why? Where are we running and why? Should we change or the system? And how?
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
We Miss You MS Dhoni - The Legend
No farewell matches like Sachin..
No emotional press conferences like Dravid..
He came out to bat today..
Bailed India out of trouble with his calm batting..
Managed a DRAW for his country..
Then, gave a SMILING Interview in the presentation ceremony..
Praised all his team mates for their effort in the test match..
Didn't uttered a single word about his retirement..
Then, walked away SILENTLY..
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Christmas of 1949 we didn’t have a tree. My dad had as much pride as anybody, I suppose, so he wouldn’t just say that we couldn’t afford one.
When I mentioned it, my mother said that we weren’t going to have one this year, that we couldn’t afford one, and even if we could – it was stupid to clutter up your house with a dead tree.
I wanted a tree badly though, and I thought – in my naive way – that if we had one, everybody would feel better.
Here are some of the funniest and amazing facts about food. Read them and enjoy.
100 pounds of rain water is required to produce a single pound of food from earth.
ü 11.9 pounds of cereal are consumed by average American / Canadian per year
ü Do you know that we get only one pound of coffee from one coffee tree?
ü The fear vegetables is called as Lachanophobia
ü Do you know that the French fries came from Belgium, but they are most popular in USA
ü The number one selling snack in USA is the Potato chips
ü Do you know that Russian children are given a birthday pie instead of birth day cake?