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Benefit of drinking water..

Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water: Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!
1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
2. Promotes Weight Loss – Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
3. Flushes Out Toxins – Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
 
4. Improves Skin Complexion – Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
5. Maintains Regularity – Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
6. Boosts Immune System – A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
7. Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
8. Prevents Cramps & Sprains – Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
9. Puts You in a Good Mood – When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
10. Save Money! – Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!
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10 Proven Health Benefits of cocnut oil.

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.”

Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health.

This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits.

Here are the top 10 health benefits of coconut oil that have been experimentally confirmed in human studies.

If you want to try coconut oil for free, then get this organic virgin and fair-trade coconut oil from Thrive Market.

1. Coconut Oil Contains a Unique Combination of Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties

Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat. In fact, coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat known to man, with almost 90% of the fatty acids in it being saturated (1).

However, new data is showing that saturated fats are harmless. Many massive studies that include hundreds of thousands of people prove that the whole “artery-clogging” idea was a myth (2).

Additionally, coconut oil doesn’t contain your average run-of-the-mill saturated fats like you would find in cheese or steak.

No, they contain so-called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) – which are fatty acids of a medium length.

Most of the fatty acids in the diet are long-chain fatty acids, but the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are metabolized differently.

They go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source energy or turned into so-called ketone bodies, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.

 

2. Populations That Eat a LOT of Coconut Are Among The Healthiest People on The Planet

Girl Eating Coconut

Coconut is kind of an “exotic” food in the Western world, primarily consumed by health conscious people.

However, in some parts of the world, coconut is a dietary staple that people have thrived on for many generations.

The best example of such a population is theTokelauans, which live in the South Pacific.

They eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts and are the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world.

These people are in excellent health, with no evidence of heart disease (3).

Another example of a population that eats a lot of coconut and remains in excellent health is the Kitavans (4).

Bottom Line: Plenty of populations around the world have thrived for multiple generations eating massive amounts of coconut.

3. Coconut Oil Can Increase Your Energy Expenditure, Helping You Burn More Fat

Coconuts

Obesity is currently one of the biggest health problems in the world.

While some people think obesity is only a matter of calories, others (myself included) believe that the sources of those calories are critical too.

It is a fact that different foods affect our bodies and hormones in different ways. In this regard, a calorie is NOT a calorie.

The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats (5, 6).

One study found that 15-30 grams of MCTs per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5%, totalling about 120 calories per day (7).

Bottom Line: The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.

4. The Lauric Acid in Coconut Oil Can Kill Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, Helping to Stave Off Infections

Running Away From Pathogens

Almost 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil is the 12-carbon Lauric Acid.

When coconut oil is enzymatically digested, it also forms a monoglyceride called monolaurin.

Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi (8).

For example, these substances have been shown to kill the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus (a very dangerous pathogen) and the yeast Candida Albicans, a common source of yeast infections in humans (9, 10).

Bottom Line: The fatty acids and breakdown products in coconut oil can kill harmful pathogens, potentially helping to prevent infections.

5. Coconut Oil Can Kill Your Hunger, Making You Eat Less Without Even Trying

Man Drinking From Coconut

One interesting feature of coconut oil is that it can reduce your hunger.

This may be related to the way the fatty acids in it are metabolized, because ketone bodies can have an appetite reducing effect (11).

In one study, varying amounts of medium and long chain triglycerides were fed to 6 healthy men.

The men eating the most MCTs ate 256 fewer calories per day, on average (12).

Another study in 14 healthy men discovered that those who ate the most MCTs at breakfast ate significantly fewer calories at lunch (13).

These studies were small and only done for a short period of time. If this effect were to persist over the long term, it could have a dramatic influence on body weight over a period of several years.

Bottom Line: The fatty acids in coconut oil can significantly reduce appetite, which may positively affect body weight over the long term.

6. The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Are Turned into Ketones, Which Can Reduce Seizures

Open Coconut

A so-called ketogenic (very low carb, very high fat) diet is currrently being studied to treat various disorders.

The best known therapeutic application of this diet is treating drug-resistant epilepsy in children (14).

This diet involves eating very little carbohydrates and large amounts of fat, leading to greatly increased concentrations of ketone bodies in the blood.

For some reason, this diet can dramatically reduce the rate of seizures in epileptic children, even those who haven’t had success with multiple different types of drugs.

Because the MCTs in coconut oil get shipped to the liver and turned into ketone bodies, they are often used in epileptic patients to induce ketosis while allowing for a bit more carbs in the diet (15, 16).

Bottom Line: The MCTs in coconut oil can increase blood concentration of ketone bodies, which can help reduce seizures in epileptic children.

7. Coconut Oil Can Improve Blood Cholesterol Levels and May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

Cracked Coconut

Coconut oil is loaded with saturated fats, which actually do not harm the blood lipid profile like previously thought.

Saturated fats raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and change the LDL cholesterol to a benign subtype (17,18).

In one study in 40 women, coconut oil reduced Total and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL compared to soybean oil (19).

There are also rat studies showing that coconut oil reduces triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, increases HDL and improves blood coagulation factors and antioxidant status (20, 21).

This improvement in cardiovascular risk factors should theoretically lead to a reduced risk of heart disease over the long term.

Bottom Line: Studies in both humans and rats show that coconut oil improves important risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, which may translate to a reduced risk of heart disease.

8. Coconut Oil Can Protect Hair Against Damage, Moisturize Skin and Function as Sunscreen

Cracked Coconut With Peels

Coconut oil can serve various purposes that have nothing to do with eating it.

Many people are using it for cosmetic purposes and to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair.

Studies on individuals with dry skin show that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin (22).

Coconut oil can also be very protective against hair damage and one study shows effectiveness as sunscreen, blocking about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays (23,24)

Another application is using it like mouthwash in a process called oil pulling, which can kill some of the harmful bacteria in the mouth, improve dental health and reduce bad breath (25, 26, 27).

Bottom Line: Coconut oil can be applied topically as well, studies showing it to be effective as a skin moisturizer and protecting against hair damage. It can also be used as a mild form of sunscreen and as mouthwash.

9. The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Can Boost Brain Function in Alzheimer’s Patients

Doctor With Thumbs Up

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia worldwide and occurs primarily in elderly individuals.

In Alzheimer’s patients, there appears to be a reduced ability to use glucose for energy in certain parts of the brain.

Ketone bodies can supply energy for the brain and researchers have speculated that ketones can provide an alternative energy source for these malfunctioning cells and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s (28).

In one 2006 study, consumption of medium chain triglycerides led to immediate improvement in brain function in patients with milder forms of Alzheimer’s (29).

Other studies support these findings and medium chain triglycerides are being intensively studied as potential therapeutic agents in Alzheimer’s disease (30, 31).

Bottom Line: Studies show that the fatty acids in coconut oil can increase blood levels of ketone bodies, supplying energy for the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients and relieving symptoms.

10. Coconut Oil Can Help You Lose Fat, Especially The Dangerous Fat in Your Abdominal Cavity

A man who needs to lose weight

Given that coconut oil can reduce appetite and increase fat burning, it makes sense that it can also help you lose weight.

Coconut oil appears to be especially effective in reducing abdominal fat, which lodges in the abdominal cavity and around organs.

This is the most dangerous fat of all and is highly associated with many Western diseases.

Waist circumference is easily measured and is a great marker for the amount of fat in the abdominal cavity.

A study in 40 women with abdominal obesity, supplementing with 30 mL (1 ounce) of coconut oil per day lead to a significant reduction in both BMI and waist circumference in a period of 12 weeks (19).

Another study in 20 obese males noted a reduction in waist circumference of 2.86 cm (1.1 inches) after 4 weeks of 30 mL (1 ounce) of coconut oil per day (32).

This number may not seem too impressive on the surface, but be aware that these people aren’t adding exercise or restricting calories. They’re losing significant amounts of abdominal fat simply by adding coconut oil to their diet.

How to make Choclate Cake..

If you want to make a  homemade chocolate cake from scratch, this is a simple, yet easy recipe to make. It’s one you are certain to enjoy.


Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cups butter or margarine, softened

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 cups flour

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 1/2 cup milk


How to make Chocolate Cake:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease and flour three 6″ X 1 1/2″ round cake pans.

  3. Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, beat butter, eggs and vanilla.

  5. Gradually add sugar.

  6. Beat on medium to high speed for about 3-4 minutes until well mixed

  7. Alternately combine in flour mixture and milk to batter while beating.

  8. Continue to beat until batter is smooth.

  9. Pour equal amounts of batter into greased and floured round cake pans.

  10. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.

  11. Check with a toothpick to se if it is done. Bake a few minutes more, if needed.

  12. Remove from oven and allow cakes to cool in pans for a few minutes.

  13. Place cakes on a wire rack, to them allow to completely cool.

Frosting Cakes:

  1. If you want to make  your own frosting, see How to make Chocolate Frosting
  2. Place one round cake on a cake plate.
  3. Spread frosting on top.
  4. Repeat this for the third cake.
  5. Frost top of the third cake.
  6. Frost the side for the cake.

How to pass all exams with flying colours!

Although we just got from the break and are still in the holiday mood, the end of the semester is already around the corner. And that means that tests and exams are coming. Love them or hate them, it’s not possible to get rid of them. The examination process can never be stress-free: all the preparation before the big day, then waiting for the results, which feels even more stressful as the exam itself. So even though you’ll never feel really relieved during this hectic exam time, there are some tips which can help you reduce stress and anxiety.

1. Review, review, review!

In any class, the exam is a test on everything that you have learned. So re-read your notes, look at your old tests and try to remember everything your teacher has taught you. A very useful technique for reviewing is to make flash cards with key notions on the subject. On the one side of a flash card you can write a term or a question and on the other side the answer should be provided. In such a way, you can both practice and then test yourself.
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2. Positive attitude!

If you keep telling yourself that you’re going to fail, chance are high you will. But if you keep on thinking that you’ll do well, you’ll eventually do so. That’s why it is so important to keep a positive attitude and never let anything bring your confidence down.
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3. Get your rest!

It’s no use to stay awake all night long before the exam. If you haven’t learned or revised everything, one last night won’t save you. Instead, you’ll feel broken and deadly tired, which is definitely not really helpful for exam passing. So, try to get an 8-hour sleep.
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4. Eat your breakfast!

Even though you might feel really nervous and anxious, make sure you eat a healthy and delicious breakfast on the day of the exam. You can also pamper yourself with some chocolate because it stimulates brain work and just makes you feel happier 🙂
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5. Be prepared!

Will you need extra sheets of paper? Pens? Pencils? Erasers? Notebooks? In order not to get distracted, make sure in advance that you have taken everything you will need for the exam. Also, don’t forget to bring water along because you might not be allowed to go outside the classroom to get a drink.
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6. Review one last time!

No matter how much time I have spent reviewing, I always take a couple of minutes just before the exam to have a last quick look at my notes. It helps me calm down and gives me a bit more confidence 🙂
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7. Get rid of distractions!

Clear everything off your desk that won’t be needed during the exam. Turn off your phone, setting it on vibration won’t do. Moreover, if you use your phone during the exam, you might be accused of cheating and that automatically means failing.
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8. Trust your instincts!

If you read a question and the answer instantly pops up in your mind, then go with it! Trust your gut feeling, you have taken time to study and you know everything!
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9. Skip it!

If there is a question you stumble upon, leave it and go on. Don’t spend all your time trying to figure it out, cause you might run out of time otherwise. Come back to such tricky ones later, but if you still can’t figure it, don’t leave the space blank. Give it your best wild guess, and who knows, maybe your instincts won’t fail you! Also, it is important to use all your class time. If you are done, check your answers. If you have checked already, double-check.
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10. Concentrate on after!

Try focusing on what you will do after you have passed the exam: celebration and partying!!! Because if you feel worried and keep thinking that you will fail, that won’t definitely do any good for you. Imagine that you are already done with the exam, it will give you this feeling of relief.
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11. The most important tip…

Quit reading all of this and start the exam preparation! Best of the luck!
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Malaysia’s Most Beautiful Places To Visit: Must-See Destinations

A beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage that blends Asian and European influence, Malaysia offers countless attractions to the discerning traveler. We explore some of the best cultural – and natural – sights, venues and locations in Malaysia, from Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market to Malacca’s A Famosa fortress.

Central Market in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market is a bustling, colourful market packed with stalls and eateries. The market is housed in a unique, art deco-styled building that first opened in 1888. The fresh food market that was originally
hosted in the building became progressively bigger over time, so in the 1980s
it was moved to a different location. The original venue nevertheless remained
a center for Malaysian culture, heritage and craft. The stalls are grouped in lorongs(lanes) based on the main ethnic races in Malaysia (most notably, Malay, Chinese and Indian), and sell a myriad of handmade crafts, from clothes to wooden carvings, from jewelry to batik fabrics, and from any kind of souvenirs to street food. Also comprised in the market is the so-called Annexe, a space reserved for art galleries showcasing the work of local artists, and the Katsuri Walk, an outdoor covered walkway filled with kiosks ready to satisfy the visitor’s appetite.

Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan+60 1300 22 8688

George Town

George Town is the capital city of Penang, an island state with the biggest Chinese population in Malaysia. But Penang was an important trade center for the British, and the city of George Town in particular – named after Britain’s King George III – is a fascinating testament to the mix of Asian and European influences that the island experienced over the course of its history. George Town’s multicultural past is especially enshrined in the city’s rich and eclectic architecture, filled with enchanting, historical buildings, mostly situated in the oldest part of the town. Elsewhere skyscrapers rise high above the city. Another evident sign of George Town’s multi-faceted cultural heritage lies in its religious venues. Anglican churches and Muslim mosques rub shoulders with Chinese and Indian temples. As one of the top cultural attractions in Malaysia, this is an unmissable destination for culturally inclined travellers.

Langkawi

Langkawi is the main island from a group of 99, which form the archipelago with the same name. Often overlooked – especially by Western tourists – in favour of the better-known Thai islands and Singapore, Langkawi offers breathtaking scenery with its beautiful beaches, incredibly fine sand, crystal-clear water and coastal mangrove swamps. The inland areas are no less striking: the tropical jungles are thick with luxuriant vegetation and extremely rich in fauna (the island’s name itself indicates an eagle with characteristic reddish feathers), and will impress nature lovers looking for a pristine, largely untouched rainforest. One of the most intriguing of Langkawi’s attractions is the tomb of Mashuri. A legend that deeply resonates with locals has it that Mashuri, a girl unjustly accused of adultery and consequently executed, cursed the island for seven generations.

A Famosa

A Famosa (Portuguese for ‘The Famous’) is a historical fortress found in Malacca, the capital city of the Malaysian Malacca state. Built in the early 1500s and continually expanded over the course of that century, today all that is left of the originally four-towered fortress is the entrance gatehouse. Still, A Famosa will sparkle the interest of the most curious and history-savvy, as it stands as an emblematic symbol of the city’s past. The fortress, built by the Portuguese, later fell into the hands of the Dutch and the British, thus becoming a possession of all the Europeans who colonized the city. Malacca City also offers other interesting sights, such as the Stadthuys – the 17th-century residence of the Dutch governor – and Jonker Street, popular among locals and tourists alike for its many shops and eateries.

A Famosa, Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, Malacca

Cameron Highlands

Sitting 1500 meters above sea level, the Cameron Highlands is an extensive hill station named after William Cameron, the British surveyor who stumbled upon the soft, curvy sides of these picturesque green hills in 1885. The area hosts the largest tea plantations in Malaysia, which give it the characteristic, fuzzy appearance that attracts so many tourists to this place. Many also visit the hills and trek down the trails. But the Cameron Highlands’ beauty and popularity are also due to its climate. Wiith temperatures rarely dropping below 10°C or rising above 21°C, this is the coolest region of Malaysia, and a longed-for destination for a break from the tropical Malaysian climate.

Petronas Twin Towers

In a country with an amazingly rich and beautiful natural landscape, Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers stand out as an unusual example of Malaysia’s urban design excellence. While some may raise their eyebrow at this evident sign of westernization, the Petronas towers certainly deserve to be seen by those visiting Kuala Lumpur. Designed by American architecture star César Pelli and officially inaugurated in 1999, the towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004, and are still the world’s tallest twin buildings. Each rising to a little over 450 meters from ground level, and with 88 floors of offices, the towers’ most impressive feature is the double-decker bridge which connects them on the 41st and 42nd floors. From the bridge, at 170 meters above ground, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the city below their feet.

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Perhentian Islands

Sea lovers planning to visit Malaysia should put the Perhentian Islands on the top of their list of places to see. This is a small archipelago with two main islands – Besar, the bigger, and Kecil, the smaller – both boasting splendid beaches, white sand, an amazingly blue, shallow sea and the shadow of tall palm trees. Apart from tourists, the islands are mostly uninhabited, making them a perfect place to disconnect and take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The Perhentian Islands are especially recommended to those who enjoy the sea not just for a swim, but also for water activities such as canoeing (both islands can be circumnavigated in a day), scuba diving and snorkeling. The islands are fringed by a coral reef, and the underwater life is rich with sea turtles and many species of tropical fish.

Taman Negara

With an extension of over 4,000 square kilometers, the national park of Taman Negarastraddles three Malaysian states, and is under close protection, being the home to many species of endangered animals, such as the Malayan tiger, the crab-eating macaque and the Asian elephant. The area is so vast, however, that it’s rare to catch the sight of any of the big animals. But this should not discourage anyone from visiting the park, as many other surprises await. Bird watching, excursions through the dense jungles of the park, and the night walks – where the lack of light brings out the sounds of buzzing insects and sweeping trees – are particularly thrilling. The rainforest can also be viewed from above the treetops while trekking down the 530-meter-long suspended Canopy Walkway.

10-minute home cardio workout

Burn calories, lose weight and feel great with this 10-minute home cardio workout routine for aerobic fitness.

If you have a skipping rope, replace any of the exercises listed below with a 60-second burst of skipping.

This 10-minute cardio workout counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of aerobic activity every week. Find out more about physical activity guidelines for adults.

Before you begin, warm up with a 6-minute warm-up routine. After your workout, cool down with a 5-minute stretch.

Rocket jumps – 2 sets of 15 to 24 repetitions (reps)

For rocket jumps, stand with your feet hip-width apart, legs bent and hands on your thighs. Jump up, driving your hands straight above your head and extending your entire body. Land softly, reposition your feet and repeat. For more of a challenge, start in a lower squat position and hold a weight or a bottle of water in both hands at the centre of your chest.

  • Recovery: walk or jog on the spot for 15 to 45 seconds.

Star jumps or squats – 2 sets of 15 to 24 reps

To do a star jump, stand tall with your arms by your side and knees slightly bent. Jump up, extending your arms and legs out into a star shape in the air. Land softly, with your knees together and hands by your side. Keep your abs tight and back straight during the exercise.

Squats

As a less energetic alternative, do some squats. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands down by your sides or stretched out in front for extra balance. Lower yourself by bending your knees until they are nearly at a right angle, with your thighs parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight and don’t let your knees extend over your toes.

  • Recovery: walk or jog on the spot for 15 to 45 seconds.

Tap backs – 2 sets of 15 to 24 reps

To start tap backs, step your right leg back and swing both arms forward and repeat with the opposite leg in a continuous rhythmic movement. Look forwards and keep your hips and shoulders facing forwards. Don’t let your front knee extend over your toes as you step back. For more of a challenge switch legs by jumping, also known as spotty dog, remembering to keep the knees soft as you land. Your back heel needs to be off the floor at all times.

  • Recovery: walk or jog on the spot for 15 to 45 seconds.

Burpees – 2 sets of 15 to 24 reps

To do a burpee (1) , from a standing position, (2) drop into a squat with your hands on the ground. (3) Kick your feet back into a push-up position. (4) Jump your feet back into a squat and (5) jump up with your arms extending overhead. For an easier burpee, don’t kick out into the push-up position and stand up instead of jumping.

Now cool down with a 5-minute stretch and cool-down routine.
Try these other 10-minute workouts:

Human being becoming slave to modern technology

MAN HAS BECOME SLAVE TO MACHINE (GADGETS)

 

There was a time when man used to be self-dependent for all activities of his daily living. A pair of arms and legs used to be his closest friends and assistants to perform his errands. But as the time passed by, man used his wit and power and invented various easygoing gadgets to perform his work without putting any pressure on his shoulders. Invention of machines and gadgets has made his life so easy that at a very slow pace he started becoming dependent of machines for everything. In the past, man used to perform lots of activities by himself, but gradually tables turned and machines ruled his heart, brain, as well as body, and then his whole world.

The slavery can be defined through the following points:

1. The day begins with the alarm of clock (a machine), instead of the first rays of sun or call of a cock.

2. Now while sitting with the family or friends or while traveling in a train or bus, people can be seen talking on cellphones instead of talking to the persons sitting besides them. If they are not talking on the phones, they can be seen pressing the buttons of cellphones for gaming, SMS, or songs, etc. Some prefer to listen to songs over the cellphone.

3. If man needs any information regarding something, he would trust machine more than the human. He would not ask or trust on any human regarding that, but he would trust Internet for the information.

4. Even while operating television, stereo, or VCD, etc., no one could live without remote control.

5. Persons owning two-wheelers or four-wheelers cannot go without it and if they have one brand, they would love to think, dream, and plan for the next model.

6. One cannot sit without cooler or air-conditioner in home, office, or car, as they have become habitual of it. Whereas in the past, our forefather even spent their lives even without fans, and NO DOUBT THEY HAD A HEALTHIER LIVES THAN US.

7. For washing clothes, washing machine is a must; otherwise, it would be a very difficult task to be performed manually.

8. PREGNANT FEMALES are also assessed by machines; i.e., ultrasound machines, etc.

9. Now-a-days, ELECTRIC CREMATION is also being performed by the machines.

10. Even for money transactions, people choose Internet Banking or ATMs. Very few people could tell you when they had last been to their banks.

ALL THESE POINTS CAN EXPLAIN CLEARLY HOW MACHINES HAVE MADE MAN A SLAVE?

Man’s so much dependence on machines has made them listless and obese. As most of the work is done by machines, there is less physical activity, that results in obesity, sickness, and loss of immune power. Today’s man cannot be considered as stronger as the man of the past. Even the kids can be seen flabby and having less stamina just because of the machines they use for all the work that could be done manually.

Man has become captive behind the bars of machines all around him. One can imagine the situation If There Is A Power Failure; it seems the life will come to a standstill, as machines need electricity and without electricity there will be no work at all.

NO DOUBT SCIENCE HAS MADE OUR LIFE EASYGOING, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND IT HAS ALSO SPOILED IT…….IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND……

Man Versus Machine
                                                   Man Versus Machine

8 Tips to boost your self-confidence

Ways to feel good about yourself

It can be pretty easy to fall into a self-confidence rut. From co-workers tearing you down to waking up on the wrong side of the bed, little things can make or break your confidence level on any given day. The solution? Fight back with one of these confidence-boosting tips.

Happy Woman in Green Dress

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Play dress-up

One of the quickest and easiest ways to boost your confidence is to fake it. The best way to do that? Throw on one of your favorite outfits, or at least one you know will turn heads. By wearing attire that increases your self-confidence, you’ll feel more presentable, secure and in control of your life.

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Put on a happy face

When you smile, the whole world smiles with you, so why not? Even if you’re having one of “those” days, slap on a sincere grin. When you see others responding to your jovial attitude, your mood is bound to take a turn for the brighter and make you feel better about yourself.

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Do a good deed

Hold the door for someone. Buy coffee for a co-worker. Offer your seat on the train to a senior. Donate your time at a local women’s shelter or the humane society. By doing a good deed, you’ll feel better about yourself and the world around you.

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Challenge yourself

Whether you set out to master a new move in your exercise class or decide to get over your biggest fear, challenging yourself to master something — and then doing it — will give you a huge boost in self-confidence.

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Do something you love

When you’re feeling low, it’s important to do something you love and feel good doing. So lay on the couch and watch your favorite movie. Cook up a meal for friends. Take a run through your neighborhood. By doing something you’re good at and that brings you pleasure, you’ll feel more competent, accomplished and capable of handling any task that comes your way.

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Stop procrastinating

From joining a knitting group to signing up for martial arts classes to taking your first whitewater rafting trip, if there’s something you’ve always wanted to do, but keep finding reasons to put it off, stop procrastinating and get it done. Not only will you feel more confident for making the decision to just do it, you’ll also get excited about the new things you’ll be learning.

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Relax

Anxiety and stress are not only toxic for your physical health, they can do serious damage to your self-confidence. Why not take some time out of your hectic schedule to seriously relax? By slowing your brain’s thought pattern, you’ll be less emotionaland you’ll feel calmer and more in control of your life — a key to feeling confident. Relax through yoga, meditation or even just a nightly bubble bath.

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Celebrate your achievements

Everything you’ve done in your life is an accomplishment, including taking your first step, getting on a bicycle, getting your driver’s license or playing a sport. When you’re feeling low, make a list of all of the things you’ve done that make you proud, and then whip it out whenever you need a quick pick-me-up. It’s sure to make you remember — and celebrate — the fabulous woman you really are.

HOW TO BE HEALTHY

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    Drink more water. Adult humans should drink 2-3 liters (or roughly eight 8oz glasses) of water per day.[1] That is in addition to things like tea and coffee. Water keeps bodies at the correct temperature and removes toxins that are the inevitable result of metabolism and industrial life. You’ll be healthier automatically.

    • Water also clears your skin, helps your kidneys, helps to control your appetite, and keeps you energized.[2] If being healthier, more wakeful, and having better skin isn’t motivation, what is?
    • It also keeps you from drinking unhealthy beverages like soda and juice, which are high in calories. The body barely registers the intake of these unhealthy drinks and yet you still feel thirsty hundreds of calories later. If you need the taste, splash some lemon, lime, or 100% juice into your water. However, be sure that you eat plenty of calcium-rich foods, such as broccoli, to support healthy bones as you grow older.
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    Eat breakfast. A light, healthy breakfast is sufficient enough to reap the benefits of eating early. If it’s comprised of lean protein and whole grains, then it will keep you from gorging at lunch. Research shows that breakfast-skippers actually eat more! So, to curb your appetite, don’t skip the first meal of the day.

    • Instead of two chocolate doughnuts and a coffee that’s more cream than anything else, opt for eggs, fruit, and for a beverage, skimmed milk, fresh orange juice, or tea. The healthier your breakfast is, the more energized you’ll feel throughout the day and the more you won’t need to eat later in the day.[3]
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    Eat well throughout the day. If half of your plate is vegetables and fruit, you’re on the right track.[4] Add in lean protein, low-fat dairy, and whole grains. Once a steady eating pattern has been established, your body will feel more comfortable. There may be a period of time when your body is wondering where the sugary foods went, but once you’re over the hump, you’ll feel better than ever.

    • Remember that not all fats are bad for you. Good fats can be found in oily fish like salmon and tuna, avocados, nuts, and olive oil. These are essential to a well-balanced diet. Read How to Eat Healthy for more tips.
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    Eat at the right times. A good time for a healthy, easy-to-digest evening meal is between 17:00 and 20:00; it’s best to avoid late night snacks because they fill you with unnecessary calories and can disrupt your sleep. If you do need that midnight snack, stick to unsalted nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies.

    • Snacking isn’t bad for you if you do it right. In fact, eating “constantly” can keep you from feeling deprived and going for that third piece of cheesecake when the cart rolls around. Just make sure it’s all in moderation.[5]
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    Go meatless. In case you haven’t noticed, meat hasn’t played much of a role in what we’ve talked about so far. Being vegetarian is a good way to reduce your calorie intake and get loads of vitamins and minerals, but that being said, it can be done wrong. While it’s not the best idea to go fully vegetarian, most people do eat far too much meat. A good idea is to change the amount and types of meat you eat: swap pork chops for lean chicken; steak for tuna.

    • A high-fiber diet is easily had without meat. Fiber has been shown to lower your cholesterol, control your blood-sugar levels, improve your bowel health, and make you less likely to overeat. The recommended fiber intake is 30g a day for men and 21g for women; after the age of 50, this jumps up to 38g for men and 25g for women. Some good sources of fiber include fruits and vegetables (with the skin), whole grains, and legumes.[6]
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    Read the labels. Processed foods get a bad rap, and often for good reason. However, you’ve got to choose your battles. That frozen bag of broccoli isn’t nearly as bad as that boxed mac and cheese. In short, avoid processed foods when you can — but if you can’t, read the labels and watch for added bad stuff: salt, sugar, and fat.

    • Food that stays on the shelves often has added sodium, words that end in -ose, and trans and saturated fats in the ingredient list. If you see these on the label (especially if they’re in high amounts), avoid them. You can find a healthier alternative elsewhere. It’s not worth it.
      • Just because it says it has no trans fat doesn’t actually mean it has no trans fat. Negligible amounts can be legally ignored — so if you see hydrogenated vegetable oil on the list, you’ve found one of the masked culprits.[7]

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