procaffenation https://www.procaffenation.com Stay caffenated Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:36:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.procaffenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-Procaffenation-veritcal-01-1-32x32.png procaffenation https://www.procaffenation.com 32 32 10 Amazing Wardrobe Essentials for you this Summer https://www.procaffenation.com/10-amazing-wardrobe-essentials-for-you-this-summer/ https://www.procaffenation.com/10-amazing-wardrobe-essentials-for-you-this-summer/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:36:45 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32135 When it comes to a night or a day out, we women know the struggle behind it. Summer has always been terrible to us regarding clothing. The time we take to find the perfect dress, matching heels and the perfect accessories is way too much. It is indeed a huge struggle. So next time you …

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When it comes to a night or a day out, we women know the struggle behind it. Summer has always been terrible to us regarding clothing. The time we take to find the perfect dress, matching heels and the perfect accessories is way too much. It is indeed a huge struggle.

So next time you go shopping check that you have all the 10 essentials in your wardrobe.

The Denim Jeans

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Whenever one talks about a wardrobe essential denim jeans are the first thing that pops up in anyone’s mind. Denim jeans can be paired up with anything you want to. They are perfect must-haves. A denim jean which fits you completely should be present in every wardrobe. It is best for casual use as well as for your night outs. Everything falls perfect with a denim jean may it be a casual tee, top or a kurta.

2. White Tee

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It’s not possible for us to wear glammed up outfits every day. When one needs to be basic, a casual white tee is a must have because its perfect for a day out plus it makes it seem casual. Wearing a plain white top with your denim and a casual shoe is what I call a perfect outfit for the day when you need to be casual.

Don’t have an outfit for the evening? Top your white top with a perfect coat, boots and light makeup, it’s perfect for an evening.

3. Little Black Dress

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We women know how much we love night-outs. When it comes to a night-out everyone prefers black. The colour black outshines almost every colour. A little black dress that hugs your body perfectly is an essential wardrobe must have for every woman. May it be a night out or a day-out, a black dress can always be worn.

Wear it with a denim jacket and white shoes for a casual look. For a party, outfit pair it up some matching accessories and your high heels.

4. Flared Pants

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Flared pants are comfortable and can be worn anywhere. They are true Monday-to-Sunday attire. Flared pants can be used in different ways. May it be a night-out, shoot or a formal interview or a meeting, flared pants always come to the rescue. Top it up with a crop top and heels for a perfect night out.

Bored of wearing your pencil skirt and formal pants for office? substitute your formal pants with a flare pant. It’s comfortable and adds dimension to your look. Top it up with a shirt and heels for a formal meeting or an interview.

5. A Floral Kurta

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A kurta is proclaimed to be a traditional attire of women. A kurta enhances ones beauty and so is a must have for every woman. Bored with western outfits? Try wearing a kurta. Wear a kurta with a matching trouser or a legging for a casual look. For adding more to your look wear matching accessories.

Everyone wishes to be updated with the fashion trend. Yet sometimes it might be difficult to follow it, especially when wearing a kurta. But wait, we got your back. Wear your kurta with knee-cut denim and a white shoe or your flats.

6. Black Heels

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Every woman wishes to wear dresses but while wearing a dress we often fail in choosing our matching pair of sandals. Flats give it a very look. A pair of black heels is a must have for every woman especially who loves partying. Black heels are perfect with any outfit, may it be denim or a dress.

7. White Sneakers

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Isn’t it difficult to wear heels every day?

Having a pair of white sneakers to replace your black heels is a must-have. Wear your white shoes with denim or a kurta or even with a dress, everything looks perfect.

8. Saree

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A saree defines the look of every woman. So, go grab your favourite saree that you can wear on weddings and various occasions. Also, wearing a saree doesn’t need an occasion.

9. Denim Shirt

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A normal denim shirt serves various purposes when it comes to dressing up. Wear it with a tank top and your denim jeans for a casual look.

Not comfortable with the sleeveless dress? Wear it with your denim shirt and a white shoe, its casual yet trendy.

10. White Shirt

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Just like a plain white top a white shirt also plays an important role in a wardrobe. The colour white is often associated with “being sexy”. A lot of influencers feel white shirt as “sexy” when paired up with golden accessories and bottoms. A white shirt can be used in many ways. it can be used as formal outfit and also as a brunch or a dinner date outfit.

When it comes to being formal, white is often the colour chosen by many. Have a formal meeting to attend? Wear it with a black pencil shirt, stockings and your heels for a formal look. You can also add a black blazer of your choice.

Have a dinner date? Top it up with your denim jeans and makeup. It’s a perfect match for dinner.

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Are these Common Lifestyle Habits Good or Bad? https://www.procaffenation.com/are-these-common-lifestyle-habits-good-or-bad/ https://www.procaffenation.com/are-these-common-lifestyle-habits-good-or-bad/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:19:06 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32372 Okay, so a lot of us follow a set of habits in our daily lives and most of us are unaware of the fact that few of them are actually not good habits rather bad. An effect to it, these bad habits have adverse effects on one’s health and may cause a problem in the …

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Okay, so a lot of us follow a set of habits in our daily lives and most of us are unaware of the fact that few of them are actually not good habits rather bad. An effect to it, these bad habits have adverse effects on one’s health and may cause a problem in the long run.
So, today am here with some of the bad habits which you guys fellow in your day to day life.

7 Hours and Less Sleep

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Well, most of us go through so busy schedules that sometimes it becomes next to impossible for us to take proper sleep and in few exceptional cases one has such a routine that they are obliged to sleep for less than 7 hours a day.

But, people for your information, let me tell you it isn’t a good habit at all to sleep less than 7 hours a day not just this but it also leads to weakening our immunity and rest of our bodily processes. And at the end resulting in low level of antigen production, henceforth declining immunity system.

Earphones, too often?

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If the answer to the question is yes, so my dear friend you’ll be unhappy to know that it’s a bad habit and you follow it regularly.

All in this case I want to say is, stop using earphones too often before it’s too late because you may loss your hearing for forever. And even if you use it make sure you hear it on audible voice.

Wearing Heels

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To the ladies out there, who loves to wear heels no matter where they are going and spend their whole day in a pair of fancy heels. You girls are making yourselves prone to back pain arthritis pain, tendon injuries and to a lot other life long aching issues.

According to doctors, even if you are willing to wear heels regularly so you should not exceed more than 1.5 inches.

Not Hungry and Eating?

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Personally, I think this is the worst habit of all. Eating when you are not hungry will cause an interruption in the passage of your hunger signals and as a consequence of it, you’ll eat whenever you want to which in return risk you to diseases like heart diseases, diabetes, acidity and obesity too.

Regular Medicines

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Popping out medicines every day for your aches and a lot of other stuff has a lot of hazardous effects and is one of the major bad habits with some serious health issues.

Skipping Breakfast

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Youngsters these days are in the usual habit of skipping breakfast, not just youngsters but working people to do this and it isn’t a good habit at all. Skipping breakfast can have a negative effect on one’s metabolism and can affect your energy reserved as well.

Nail Biting

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Yeah, I know it’s just so common for anyone to do the same. But unfortunately, its the worst habit of all as it’s not hygienic at all and also leads the way to dental and stomach problems. Not just this but it also affects our social life.

Well, if you’re from one of those who is health freaks then you’ll be upset to know that according to a research diet Soda actually have an opposite action to our body than what it is supposed to do. It also increases our appetite and some serious heart disorders.

If yes, then you should stop it right away, because the recipe of a smoothie has fruits, nuts and milk. And having a smoothie for the breakfast welcomes a lot of calories to your morning diet.

Fruits are though good for health but having them too much at the same time leads to increase insulin and blood sugar levels.

To be honest it was beyond my imagination too but actually this is true, using hand sanitizer is one of the bad habit we follow each day.

According to US Food and Drug Administration hand sanitizers have a synthetic compound called tricolosan which is actually a poor replacement of soap and water and cause some serious damage to our health.

So guys and gals leave all these bad habits before its too late and you encounter some serious health issue cause of them. And try to adopt good habits contrary to then as soon as possible.

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Learn these Essential Basic Life Support Tips to Save Lives https://www.procaffenation.com/learn-these-essential-basic-life-support-tips-to-save-lives/ https://www.procaffenation.com/learn-these-essential-basic-life-support-tips-to-save-lives/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:23:08 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32283 Dead is the permanent cessation of all functions that keep a living organism alive. All the functions of the body are controlled by the brain. Therefore, Basic life support (BLS) knowledge is needed. It is a level of medical care given to victims during life-threatening illnesses until pharmaceutical care at a hospital. It can be …

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Dead is the permanent cessation of all functions that keep a living organism alive. All the functions of the body are controlled by the brain. Therefore, Basic life support (BLS) knowledge is needed. It is a level of medical care given to victims during life-threatening illnesses until pharmaceutical care at a hospital. It can be administered by skilled medical personnel, including emergency medical professionals, paramedics, or qualified bystanders.

How to Bring Back Life in a Person?

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To bring back a person to life, you should know BLS ( basic life support). Whenever you see a person collapse in front of you, you must follow these BLS steps:

Check for Scene Safety

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You must ensure that you are in a safe place. Safe place means a place where you nor the victim will be in danger.

Check for Response & Pulse

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To check for a response, you should tap the victim’s shoulder firmly and ask “ Are you alright?”. To check for pulse you should palpate the neck region (carotid artery). If the victim shows no response and you are not getting a pulse, it means that the victim is in cardiac arrest.

Call for Help

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If you are not a health care professional this a very important step. Never take a step without consulting any professional person, it can risk the victims’s life.

Active ERT( Emergency Response Team)

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The contact number differs in different cities. Find out in your city or call for an ambulance.

Start CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

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CPR is provided in the following steps:

  • Interlock your fingers with palm facing towards the victim and place the heel of your palm on the chest region ( at breast bone)
  • Apply a firm pressure up to a depth of 5cm so that the pressure applied will pump the heart and supply blood to the brain.
  • You should provide 30 compressions and then provide two breaths (mouth to mouth if no equipment is available). You should repeat this cycle for at least 4 – 5 times or more.
  • Continue this till the ERT arrives.
    • Once the ERT arrives, they will take care of the situation.

Tips

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Have the pleasure of saving a person’s life. A person can be brought back to life only within three minutes of cardiac arrest i.e. Only within three minutes of no blood supply to the brain. If the person was lying down unresponsive for more than 3 minutes there is a high chance of he/she was dead.

While performing CPR the victim should be laid on a firm surface for effective compressions. While giving mouth to mouth breathing, you should blow into the mouth normally, that is, you should not blow hard. You will find such scenarios ( a person becoming unresponsive suddenly) mainly in shopping malls, markets, water parks, picnic spots, etc.

Points to Remember

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  • Do not try this at home for the sake of fun.
  • Do not try this on children as children have a developing body and BLS (Basic Life support ) for children is different.
  • Get trained in BLS if you are interested
  • You can perform BLS only if you are confident enough and know what you are doing.
  • Do watch videos to gain confidence.
  • Any layman can perform this but he/she should be responsible.

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Tips to Hold on to your Goals of Healthy Diet https://www.procaffenation.com/tips-to-hold-on-to-your-goals-of-healthy-diet/ https://www.procaffenation.com/tips-to-hold-on-to-your-goals-of-healthy-diet/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:13:33 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32289 Here are a few ways you can build up your willpower and create a system that will help you stay consistent with your eating habits and establish a healthy life for yourself.

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Dieting has earned quite a bad rap due to all the fads and trends that have arisen in recent years, mostly in the form of a quick fix and a shortcut to long-term health issues such as blood pressure, weight management, or certain food intolerances and allergies. Such serious matters that ultimately define the quality of your life deserve to be treated as long-term goals rather than momentary eating changes – which becomes an issue for most.

Sticking to your health goals, your diet included, can be problematic no matter how aware you might be of your need to stay true to your goals. Here are a few ways you can build up your willpower and create a system that will help you stay consistent with your eating habits and establish a healthy life for yourself.

Set Your Goals


Structure is vital in sticking to a diet you have chosen, no matter what it may be. In order to create structure to begin with, you need to have clear goals, all set based on your current health and weight management needs, and your capabilities to stick to them. For starters, you should consult a BMI chart in order to get a rough idea of whether your goals should be structured around weight gain, loss, or maintenance.

Since there are no clear-cut templates for all of us, remember that numbers are only one piece of your dietary puzzle. Check with your doctor if you have any blood pressure issues, cholesterol, nutrition deficiencies, and if your lifestyle requires you to tweak your eating habits differently.

Focus on Your Motivation

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What has gotten you on this dieting journey to begin with? Was it the doctor’s orders, your desire to prevent diabetes, heart disease or anything remotely severe, or was it your desire to be a better role model for your kids? The next time you find yourself battling with a need to munch on sweets, ask yourself will it be worth it setting yourself back from your original goal.

If it will help, set up images around you, motivational posters, words of wisdom from your own family, and other forms of encouragement that will help you muscle through all those potential binge sessions. Let your future life be your guiding star to help you avoid as many setbacks as you can and stay motivated even on those rare occasions you might slip up.

Keep Track of Your Milestones

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At a certain point in time, every single diet should become a way of life, that is, a part of your healthy habits that you form over time. Until that day comes, you need to see and feel the results of your efforts in order to stay on the right track.

If your BMI chart has shown you an approximate goal of how much weight you need to lose, and you have a set of specific steps such as food lists, caloric intake, and a fitness program to follow through, you should keep track of all those efforts to see their results.

Whether you use an app, write down your achievements, or you rely on a combination of several different methods, tracking your progress should be one of the main techniques to get a firm grip of your dieting goals.

Control Your Environment

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Most of the setbacks we encounter on our way to better eating come from our own kitchen. After all, we are the ones who have enabled unhealthy eating in the first place, starting from snacks, sweets, and frequent indulgences. For any diet to take effect, you need to create an environment that will help you stay true to your goals.

Start by emptying those kitchen counters of any unhealthy snacks, and you can always replace them with fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, and other alternatives more suitable for your new diet regime. This will help you reduce any temptation around you and build up your resilience for all those birthday parties when you’re going to need to say no to an extra piece of cake.

Treat Yourself

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Finally, dieting shouldn’t be a chore and yet another dull obligation. In fact, healthy eating as a habit should be a vital part of your lifestyle, and one that you’ll genuinely look forward to. To make sure you build a positive attitude and a happiness-based approach to healthy eating, treat yourself every now and then with something healthy and positive.

It can be a weekend trip with your spouse, a solo getaway to a city nearby, a massage, a new pair of jeans, or a dinner out with your best friends. As long as it further encourages healthy habits and makes you happy – you can make it a part of your reward system.

Dieting, which should be appropriately called healthy eating, should be a natural part of your life. Use these simple, but effective tips to make this one habit an integral part of your life that will revolve around health and wellbeing at all times!




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Astonishing Places You Won’t Believe Exists in this World https://www.procaffenation.com/astonishing-places-you-wont-believe-exists-in-this-world/ https://www.procaffenation.com/astonishing-places-you-wont-believe-exists-in-this-world/#respond Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:05:43 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32067 Are you looking for an astonishingly amazing travel destination this year? Then what are you guys waiting for? Look at these places below and start packing your bags thereafter because we are pretty sure once you go through this you’re gonna fall in love with these places. 1. The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan (Image credit: …

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Are you looking for an astonishingly amazing travel destination this year? Then what are you guys waiting for? Look at these places below and start packing your bags thereafter because we are pretty sure once you go through this you’re gonna fall in love with these places.

1. The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

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This is a literal burning pool of lava in Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert. It’s a natural gas crater of fire having the size of a football field which is burning for almost fifty years for now. It is officially known as “Darvaza Gas Crater”.

Reaching and visiting the door to hell is the priority list of the people who fight against all the odds to get to this place. Crater was created by a group of Soviet geologists drilling for oil in 1971.

The best time to visit here is at night , when the flames light up the night sky beautifully and for miles in a unique fire show. There is also a fantastic wild camping in the surrounding desert Karakum.

2. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

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Located in the Southwest of Bolivia, this deeply frozen lake is the world’s largest salt flat, spanning 4086 square miles with 11 billion tonnes of salt. 70% of world’s lithium reserves are found in here, underneath the cemented salt.

This place indeed is a breathtakingly beautiful and provides an extraordinary experience which makes everyone cherish this beauty for a lifetime. At particular times of the year when a layer of water covers the surface it transforms the salt flats into a stunning reflection of the sky.

The best months to visit this place is July and October and it is mandatory to carry warm stuff together to enjoy these attractions to the fullest without getting sick. Not only this place, but the hotels here also gives you the proper feel of the place and are extremely attractive.

The building of these hotels are built from bricks of cemented salt; the beds, the tables, etc all are constructed from blocks of salt. It is the best place for capturing the best shots ever : the best photographic destination.

3. Kuang Si Falls, Laos

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Located in the Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Falls is the most breathtaking cascades of water and a popular tourist attraction. The blue water comes out to be a great place for swimming for both the locals and the tourists.

If you don’t fancy a swim then you could probably relax in the shade nearby and watch other people enjoying water. The journey to this will also take you through the beautiful rice fields and also make you meet numerous localites on the way.

The weather at the waterfalls is extremely cool and is the best way to escape the heating atmosphere of the cities. One of the most amazing views of the falls is captured from the wooden footbridge that stretches out above the lower pools.

Not only these, there’s much more to this tour package. The delicious smell of BBQ will tempt you while a cold beer can always be found in the market nearby. You can also find lots of handicraft shops here, along with a couple of small bars.

4. Northern Lake, Baikal

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Lake Baikal, by the depth and by volume, is the world’s largest lake. It is about 626 km long and 96 km wide. There’s a freshwater lake and is immensely free from salt contents. It is the largest lake around 1/5th of the freshwater of the world is found in here.

This beautiful location is also called “The Pearl of Russia”.

It is situated in the south-eastern part of the Russia region of Siberia. Temperature fluctuations here can be as low as -19 degree Celsius from December to February. The water inside is so transparent and clear that on a good day one could see more than 130 feet down (39 m).

This beautiful place is home to many unique species of plants and animals. These species are unique to this place and huge in number with approximately 1700 to 1800 plant and animal species.

5. Grand Prismatic Spring, USA

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Located in Wyoming, USA, it is the largest hot spring in the Yellowstone National park (in USA). It is located in the midway geyser basin with approximately 160 feet depth and 370 feet in diameter. In the middle of the hot spring, the water is at burning temperatures and cools down when we move towards the edges of the spring.

It posseses an amazing color combination which matches the rainbow dispersion. It disperses itself into various colors like deep red, fierce orange, dazzling yellow, green and deep blue which gives the proper feel of a real time geyser. No bacteria is able to survive in the midst of such hot water.
It is one of the best natural sight for amazing photography and the main motive behind visiting this natural beauty of many is the same.

6. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

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If you are an intense lover of the soothing scenic beauty of ancient forests, lakes, glaciers and mountains ; then Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in South America and is the major attraction over there.

It is one huge opportunity to get over mountains loaded with beautiful white galciers and go hiking. Major attractions to visit here are Los Cuernos, French Valley, Grey Glacier and Cordillera Del Paine and a lot more to be discovered for the mindblowing tour and travels.

The place is adorned with beautiful evergreen vegetations and plantations which includes Lupinous, Calceolaira uniflora, etc. It has the nature at its best.

7. Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

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Situated on the island of Lombok, Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano of the 130 volcanoes in the country. The best place for the intrepid hikers as the tough hike gets completely rewarded with the much alluring views one get in after a lot of struggle.

The trek starts with a 1500m climb and the path ahead is steep and slippery. The second trek starts in the mid of the night so that trekkers can trek for seeing the happy and pretty sunrise. The whole trek is inspiring and challenging which keeps the trekker going.

It is also called as “Child of the Sea” by the localities and beautifully located over the top of the mount. The place appears like a beautiful painting at night when the whole sky is covered with thick stars.

Natural beauty and a must visit for those who strive daring and challenges for such good a scenic view.

8. Ice caves, Mutnovsky, Russia

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Near the Mutnovsky volcano in Russia there is an amazingly distinctive cave discovered by the scientists. It’s distinctiveness lies in the fact that it is an icy cave.

The inside of the cave appears astonishingly beautiful when sunlight enters into the walls covered with ice which turns it into dispersion of rainbow colors. Everytime of dispersion brings in different shades of colors and give it different patches of looks sometimes floral too.

It posesses beautiful tunnels covered with melted glaciers all over. Tourists can visit this place quite easily as climbing upto here needs no particular training. And spending just a few hours here will make you get to see every beauty of the nature which you might have longed for long.

Make sure you make the most out of this visit and don’t forget to capture this natural lighting show happening inside the icy caves.

Above are some pleasing places out of the whole long unending list of alluring places to visit. Nature is truly a beautiful and priceless gift of god to the mankind.

Visiting such amazing places will surely take you into a different world away from the human affected cities to the high mountains, chilled lakes and what not. So, keep travelling and keep exploring!

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Romance at its finest – Show your love even if you are not next to each other https://www.procaffenation.com/romance-at-its-finest-show-your-love-even-if-you-are-not-next-to-each-other/ https://www.procaffenation.com/romance-at-its-finest-show-your-love-even-if-you-are-not-next-to-each-other/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:28:28 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32249 Finding that special someone can be quite a challenge, and it’s no wonder why so many people want to hold on to the person of their dreams when they finally meet. Unfortunately, sometimes our significant other isn’t able to be by our side (or vice versa) and when this happens, both sides get sad, counting …

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Finding that special someone can be quite a challenge, and it’s no wonder why so many people want to hold on to the person of their dreams when they finally meet. Unfortunately, sometimes our significant other isn’t able to be by our side (or vice versa) and when this happens, both sides get sad, counting the days and the hours until they meet again. Long-distance relationships are not easy, and even though the power of technology has enabled us to stay in touch, it’s still important to be romantic, even when you’re apart. Here’s how you can do it:

Morning and evening greetings

Your partner is probably your first thought in the morning as well as your last thought before you go to sleep, and the same could be said for them, probably. So why don’t you tell them this with a cute morning and evening text? When your day starts with an adorable text message from the person you love, you will probably be smiling until you get back home in the evening. In addition, you will probably have better dreams when they send you a nice goodnight text. You don’t have to wait for them to do it all the time, you can make each others’ days better by sending texts back and forth and wish each other a good day and sweet dreams.

Small rituals

Rituals are important in every relationship, be it brushing your teeth together, going for a walk, preparing a meal, or making the bed. Doing it when you’re apart is a bit of a challenge though, but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Send each other text messages when you’re about to sit on ‘your’ bench, deliberately buy the kind of coffee they like, prepare and eat their favorite foods, and watch your favorite movies and TV shows. When the two of you have something that’s ‘just yours’, every time you do this, you will feel closer to them even when you’re hundreds of miles away.

Write each other letters

When was the last time you received an actual letter? It’s probably been forever, but you’ve got to admit that there’s something almost unbearably romantic in a hand-written letter. You know that someone’s been thinking of you and cares about you so much, that they’ve taken time to sit down and write you a letter. It doesn’t have to be a passionate declaration of your undying love (but it could be, if you want), but it will certainly bring a smile to your partner’s face, especially if you don’t tell them you’ve sent it.

Send her flowers

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There are some things that will never ever go out of style: romantic candlelight dinners, bubble baths with a glass of wine, and sending flowers to your girl. Showing up on her doorstep with a bouquet of her favorite flowers is a timeless romantic gesture, but how can you do this when you’re hundreds or thousands of miles apart? Easy – you just have to find the website of a flower shop and order your flowers online. Even though you might not be there to see the look on her face when she receives them, knowing that you’ve made her day will bring the smile on your face too.  

Buy them tickets

Surprise presents are often the best ones, and thanks to the power of the internet, you’re able to get your hands on everything you need to surprise your loved one. Tickets are often the best presents because there are so many things you can buy tickets for. Send them bus or airplane tickets so they can come visit you, or book tickets for your weekend getaway. You could also buy them tickets for a concert of their favorite band or even tickets to go see a movie with their friend.

Keep track of their schedule

There is nothing worse than patiently waiting for your partner to pick up the phone after it’s been a while since you’ve talked only to discover that they’re in the middle of an important business meeting. Calling at a bad time is a bummer, so it’s a good idea to keep track of your significant other’s schedule. This is especially important if you’re in different time zones or living on different continents and the time difference can be confusing. Knowing that they have something planned for that day and not calling them at the time, but remembering to ask them about it the next time you talk is a wonderfully thoughtful and romantic gesture.

Plan your vacation

Making plans for the future is what keeps long-distance relationships alive. Knowing when you’ll see your partner again will take the sting out of their absence, and make the time before you bearable. Planning a vacation you’ll take together will give you something else to look forward to: time on a beach, exploring a new city, or experiencing another culture with them. Share tasks among yourselves and tell each other when you’ve done something: booked a flight and a hotel, found another place to visit, found a place to eat, or a thing to try out.

Video call each other

Texting and emailing one another is a must in any long-distance relationship, but you shouldn’t forget about video calls either. Thanks to many different messaging apps on the market, you can video call each other for free and talk ‘face to face’ for as long as you phone or computer battery lasts. It might not be the same as ‘the real deal’ and seeing each other in person, but it will make you feel better. You could even share a cup of tea or a meal with each other this way.

Being away from the person you love is never easy, and it can be difficult to stay optimistic and positive when you know that it’s going to be a while before the two of you meet again. Still, being open with each other and showing affection is important, especially in long-distance relationships, which is why you should make more effort to show to your partner just how much they mean to you. Romantic gestures know no boundaries when true love is involved, and they will help you keep your relationship ‘burning’ until you meet again.  

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Why Do People Cross Fingers for Luck, Lies and Promises? https://www.procaffenation.com/fingers-crossed-luck-lies-promises/ https://www.procaffenation.com/fingers-crossed-luck-lies-promises/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:46:57 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26882 Turns out, individuals have been crossing their fingers for luck for a long time. The correct roots of this training isn’t completely known. Students of history have two or three ideas on how the cutting edge hone happened. Yet, there is some mystery in this.   (Image credit: Factsandall) Few students of history trust that …

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Turns out, individuals have been crossing their fingers for luck for a long time. The correct roots of this training isn’t completely known. Students of history have two or three ideas on how the cutting edge hone happened. Yet, there is some mystery in this.  

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Few students of history trust that the training pre-dates Christianity. As far as anyone knows, there were individuals who had confidence in a “holy geometry”. This said that great spirits dwelled at the convergences of crosses. Hence, individuals would influence wishes by crossing their finger with someone else’s pointer. They believed that the great spirits would influence. And their desire to work out as expected.  

Mystery Handshake  

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This could be the situation, yet with reference to how the cutting edge hones advanced. Most history specialists bolster the second hypothesis. This has more in the method for real proof supporting it. It’s believed that crossing one’s fingers begun when Christianity was initiated. Right now, Christianity is prohibited. Desperate outcomes came upon individuals who indicated bolster for it. That being the situation, early adherents were constrained into the mystery. They are known to have created signs and images that enabled them to perceive each other.  

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One of those signs is thought to have been crossing fingers. But not exactly the manner in which we do it today. In the beginning periods, individuals from Christianity presumably influenced across with someone else. This happened like a mystery handshake. For this situation, every part would exhibit their thumb. The pointer in the state of an “L.” Their thumbs would contact, and their forefingers would cross. This would make an image much the same as the present Christian fish image. This was called “Ichthys”, signifying “angle”.  

The Birthplace  

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Students of history give more trustworthiness to the second hypothesis. They did this as a result of the ubiquity of intersection fingers. In later Christian gatherings, and even today in countries where Christianity has ruled. In Buddhist and Muslim people group, the training isn’t so broad.  

As should be obvious in the two hypotheses, crossing fingers was at first a two-man work. About the performance finger crossing, this may have grown at an opportune time. Some even conjecture it was done at early social occasions. Hence everybody holding up their crossed fingers. Yet because of insufficient direct confirmation from this period. Most history specialists think the custom of one individual traverse their pointer created.

If nothing else was advanced, at some point around the Hundred Years’ War. This was around fourteenth-fifteenth for hundreds of years. Amid ridiculous fights, warriors required God’s support. Or a little luckiness, to see them through. Crossing fingers with somebody wasn’t functional.

Escape Imprison Free

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As the signal advanced, individuals utilized it not only for God’s support or luckiness. This is rather to avoid wrongs and sicknesses, besides other things. Nowadays, you don’t need to cross your fingers. Many say “fingers crossed” or “I have my fingers crossed for you,”. This is an approach to state “good fortunes.”  

The birthplace of why fingers are crossed to show that we are lying. We are also discrediting the negative implications of lying, or legitimize the lie. These are much murkier as far as any genuine proof. Yet it’s, for the most part. Thought this little “escape imprison free” trap might have established in Christianity. This is the same as the as intersection your fingers for good fortune.  

Christianity Banned  

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One of the Ten Precepts is “don’t affirm against your neighbor” or, put, don’t lie. Christians began making the cross image with their fingers when deceiving. This ensured themselves against God’s anger for breaking one of the charges. In the matter of when this began, it has been guessed that it dates back to the beginnings of Christianity. This is the same as the Ichthys. This was the time when Christians needed to lie about being Christians. Since the religion was banned, under punishment of death. Be that as it may, as with the “good fortune” finger crossing, the coordinate proof is difficult to find. So we are left with taught speculations.  

Another study is that crossing your fingers when lying developed from crossing your fingers for good luck. For this situation, you would be requesting fortunes in escaping with the lie. This is likewise completely conceivable. But, we can’t be sure which hypothesis is right (assuming either).

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10 Rules to Get a Perfect Beach Body this Summer https://www.procaffenation.com/10-rules-to-get-a-perfect-beach-body-this-summer/ https://www.procaffenation.com/10-rules-to-get-a-perfect-beach-body-this-summer/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:56:21 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32162 It’s that time of the year when we can chill out in the summer sun, enjoy the timid breeze, sip cocktails in the riveting beach club and simply indulge in the splendid weather. And of course, boiling weather, swimming in the crystal blue seas, and sunbathing in the sandy beaches does require taking off the …

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It’s that time of the year when we can chill out in the summer sun, enjoy the timid breeze, sip cocktails in the riveting beach club and simply indulge in the splendid weather. And of course, boiling weather, swimming in the crystal blue seas, and sunbathing in the sandy beaches does require taking off the clothes and being in a bikini. If you fall into that category like many others who might have gained a few pounds throughout the winter holiday, well there is no need to get agitated because you too can have a slimming beach body.

Sounds impossible?! On the contrary, there is just enough time until the suburb summer weather arrives and until you hit the beach. Therefore, there truly is sufficient time to do some thorough and tedious preparation in order to get the figure you desire or tone up your body for this year’s beach. Without further ado, get your gear and equipment, prepare pen and paper, sit tight and read on to find out how to get the gorgeous body for the upcoming beach.

Kick Start Your Day

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Doing any form of workout at any given time during the day will undoubtedly give you positive results, however, if you force yourself to wake up earlier than usual and have a kick start routine, the results will be even more flabbergasting.

Your body feels the freshest in the morning, even though you mightn’t feel the same. That is when you have the most energy and there is no matter time to do some workout. Firstly, detoxify your body by squeezing a fresh lemon in warm water and add a tablespoon of cinnamon. Then, either hit the gym or go for a jog around the neighbourhood.

The most effective workout in the morning would be a combination of running and doing a few high-intensity exercises such as pull-ups, squats, and sits up. And with few reps of course. Once you’ve worked out hard your metabolism, you will be burning fat for the rest of the day and losing calories on the go.

Keep Up a Smart Nutrition

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There is no need to hold hard and excessive diets, otherwise, you might get caught up in the “boomerang effect”. This is when you lose lots of pounds in a very short time, and then once you stop dieting, you start gaining weight again. In order to prep your body for the beach, you need to get organized with your food, don’t skip meals, and eat smart foods.

Your diet should consist of loads of fruit and vegetables, lean meat, good carbohydrates and fats, and proteins. Good carbohydrates are whole wheat, brown rice, rye, quinoa, and barley. The carbohydrates that you must avoid in your daily nutrition are all those bad carbohydrates found in processed foods, white bread, pasta, and saturated products. Stay away from fast food and sugar. Grill salmon or chicken breast, prepare fresh lettuce salad with chia seeds, and so on.

Focus on the Core

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The core keeps your entire body together. If you wish to get that stunning beach body, you do need to do a little bit more of cardio, but then if you don’t have a proper posture, the desired results will be hard to achieve.

Having strong core muscles is important when you wish to do any form of physical activity, so do more exercise that gives your core the extra attention it deserves. When you reshape your core muscles or do any form of transformation on your body, you will feel more confident and filled will self-esteem. Because, you need to strive to be the best version of yourself, even if that might require undergoing a body lift procedure.

What every renowned cosmetic surgeon would advise is that going even on a mild and subtle surgical enhancement can have a profound effect on your self-esteem. When you shape up your core and tone up your body, you will undoubtedly feel more confident, and confidence is the key to looking fabulous. With the right attitude, you will get that drop-dead beach body in no time.

Do Resistance and Cardio Training

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When it comes to choosing the best workout that would give the most effective results and the perfect beach body you are aiming to get, it is hard to focus on one single workout group.

Doing one form of exercise is not enough, and it won’t give you the best effect. Meaning, if you focus on boosting your abs, and you have a few extra pounds, you won’t get a six-pack. That is why you need to firstly do quality cardio.

Go running, get a skipping rope and try double unders, combine the classical military burpee workout with squats and pull-ups. After you have had a fair share of sweaty training, then you can focus on the abs. Try plank, side, plank, use kettlebells for swing and truster.

Use weights for power resistance training. Weight training causes your metabolism to burn fat for a longer time, so the fat will continue to get used up even when you stop with training. And that is how you’ll start dropping calories.

Hydrate

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There aren’t any words that can pinpoint how important drinking water is. The benefits are simply endless. Drinking plenty of water during the day can help you fight off and prevent numerous diseases, it keeps your skin nurtured and healthy, it flushes out toxins out of your system, and above all, helps you lose weight and tighten your whole body.

So, hydration is a must if you strive to lose weight, but not only for that, but to keep your muscles going and your brain functioning undistributed as you do a hard workout.

As you will be running and training to reach the stunning looking beach shape, you will also be sweating a lot, so your body will need to re-energize and gain back its stamina. Hydrate before, during and after the workout. Drink minimum 2 liters of water per day, and squeeze up a cup or two of green tea.

Plan Ahead and Stay Consistent

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Probably, there will be days that you simply have had enough and you will be on the edge to give up. For that reason, you need to schedule your day and week, and not allow anything to impede your goal.

Have an alarm remind you when you need to eat or drink water. Also, in order not to get succumb to eating bad foods and unhealthy snacks, prep your meals in advance. Make a salad, or grill some meat that you can eat on-the-go or pack it for lunch at work.

By staying consistent and not skipping your routines, you will surely get your metabolism in shape and have a dazzling beach body. Another way to staying consistent with your goal is to schedule the training by multitasking the activities. For instance, on Mondays go to a gym, on Tuesdays go cycling, on Wednesdays rest, and so on.

Sleep Soundly

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Believe it or not, but when you have a restful sleep your body can totally rejuvenate and recover from all the intense exercise that you have been doing the previous day. Basically, your body needs rest.

Try to sleep at least 7 hours per night without being disturbed. If you can’t seem to achieve that, then try not to go partying and staying up late every single night. If you don’t get enough rest, you will disrupt your hormonal balance, thus you will start experiencing excessive hunger and cravings. And you definitely want to avoid that.

Consequently, try to rest during the day as much as possible, and don’t work out incessantly all the time. Your body needs time to recuperate and strengthen.

Cut Alcohol Out

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Alcohol, especially beer and sugary cocktails, have a lot of calories that, amongst many other things, make your stomach bloat. If you want to have a flat belly ideal for wearing a bikini, you need to drop or reduce alcohol from your diet.

It will be hard in the beginning not being able to enjoy a nice cold draft beer, but if you want to have a perfect beach body, this is a big no-no. Liquors are filled with empty calories and may contain extra added sugar, which isn’t welcomed and which can be detrimental to your body.

What is more, alcohol tends to lower our inhibitions and make us less likely to stick to our diets. Once you get the beach body you are striving for, you can allow yourself one glass of juicy cocktail on the beach, but only as a refreshment.

Track Your Food Choices

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As already mentioned, you shouldn’t starve yourself at any cause. You need to get mentally organized and track your food choices throughout the day in order to reach your goal. Incorrect food choices such as foods that are filled with energy “lows” like sugars and carbs will only cause your insulin level to increase and make your body store fat.

Choose slow release energy foods such as bananas instead of cake, dry fruits instead of sweets. Plus, as you follow the energy level of your food intake, keep track of the calories as well. Read the label at the back of the product, and keep track of the food intake. It might sound like hard work, but if you eat more than average 2500 calories per day, your body will start processing that into fat, and then you will be back to square one.

“Non-Exercising” Exercise

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This means being active even when you are not at the gym or doing your regular exercise. That is right, basically, you should do your best to be in constant motion throughout the day and keep your body moving. For example, instead of going to work by car, try one day to walk to your office, or park further from it. Then, cycle every time you need to go grocery shopping.

When you are at home, play some loud music and do regular chores such as vacuuming and cleaning by dancing and moving your body. Use the stairs, walk your dog more often, be active during the weekend, the list is endless.

Achieving a perfect summer body shouldn’t only consist of going on a diet and working out, but it should be implemented as your new lifestyle mode. Being slimmer and content means being healthy and joyous.

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Five Things to Keep in Mind While Driving in Illinois https://www.procaffenation.com/five-things-to-keep-in-mind-while-driving-in-illinois/ https://www.procaffenation.com/five-things-to-keep-in-mind-while-driving-in-illinois/#respond Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:02:45 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32259 Illinois is a wonderful place to live. Residents can choose between the big city of Chicago and small-town life, and with three distinct seasons, it’s a beautiful place to boot. However, its unique position on the globe means this state experiences extreme weather conditions all year long. Gazing out the window at a rainy day …

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Illinois is a wonderful place to live. Residents can choose between the big city of Chicago and small-town life, and with three distinct seasons, it’s a beautiful place to boot. However, its unique position on the globe means this state experiences extreme weather conditions all year long.

Gazing out the window at a rainy day is one thing, but most of us have to hop in the car and drive in less than ideal conditions. That can cause some serious problems.

It’s important to stay safe on the road, even if it does become a challenge in inclement weather. Make sure you know the right ways to adjust how you drive according to the seasons with these tips.

Know the Rules of the Road

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It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, every driver should confidently know the rules of the road.

There’s no doubt that teens would do well to answer practice driving questions online before attempting to take the permit test or driver’s license test. Adults would do well to brush up on their road knowledge too!

Do you know which direction to turn your wheel when parking downhill? Are you surprised to learn you shouldn’t automatically slow down when you see orange cones on the interstate? All ages can benefit from brushing up on their knowledge of the road!

Eliminate Distractions

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Every day, more than 1,000 crashes that result in injury across the United States are attributed to distracted driving. Not only is it important to know the rules of the road irrespective of the conditions, it is important to eliminate as many distractions as possible.

The biggest culprit is the cell phone. Many people believe they can take calls, return text messages, and modify GPS settings while they’re behind the wheel. The truth is, driving while using a cell phone can be worse than drunk driving, so you should turn off your phone or leave it in the trunk of your car.

Other distractions to eliminate include:

  • Don’t eat and drive
  • Don’t do your hair or makeup
  • Keep the volume low, especially in unfamiliar areas
  • Teens should reduce the number of passengers in the car
  • Pull over before dealing with children or pets

Safe Following Distance During Rain

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It’s a good rule of thumb to keep a three-second stopping distance between you and the car ahead of you. However, that recommendation is only for perfect driving conditions.

When it’s raining, you need to increase your stopping time by at least an additional second. Slippery roads are a common cause of accidents on the road, and the last thing you want to do is rear-end the person in front of you.

Additional tips for driving in the rain include:

  • Pull over and wait for the rain to pass if it’s raining hard
  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated to help prevent hydroplaning
  • Reduce your speed for the weather and the rest of traffic

Slow Down in the Snow

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Winter driving is especially difficult for drivers. One of the best things you can do to help prevent accidents is simply to slow down.

Roads can be slippery, especially if they’re covered with ice, and blowing snow can reduce visibility. Slowing down provides you with the opportunity to stop when needed, instead of flying into the ditch or crashing into the person in front of you.

Additional winter driving tips include:

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly to increase traction
  • Know if you have antilock brakes and how to use them in icy conditions
  • If you slow down instead of stopping, you can continue your car’s momentum
  • Avoid stopping when going up a hill

Use UV Accessories in Bright Sunlight

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The perfect driving conditions often include plenty of sunlight. That is unless you’re driving into the sunrise or the sunset, the glare and harsh rays of the sun can temporarily blind you, increasing the chances of an accident.

Prevent glare related problems in the car with the right accessories. UV sunglasses can help reduce the glare wherever you look, making them a good solution all day long. For problems during sunrise and sunset, a UV visor might be a better solution.

Driving in Illinois poses some unique challenges, but all thanks to the different weather conditions that are common throughout the year. Whether it’s raining, snowing, or the sun is deceiving you behind the wheel, these tips will ensure you remain comfortable, safe, and in control on the road all day long.

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How To Make the Most Out of a Beach Day https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-make-the-most-out-of-a-beach-day/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-make-the-most-out-of-a-beach-day/#respond Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:38:44 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32158 There are tons of things you can do when on a beach trip, but trying to squeeze all of them in one day may present a challenge. We listed some of the most entertaining ways to spend a hot summer day on the beach, with friends, family, or all on your own!

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Going to the beach means leaving the city chaos, daily stress, work obligations and personal frustrations at home, and giving in to complete and carefree enjoyment. You finally have a week, or even just a weekend off, and you want to make the very best of it.

There are tons of things you can do when on a beach trip, but trying to squeeze all of them in one day may present a challenge. We listed some of the most entertaining ways to spend a hot summer day on the beach, with friends, family, or all on your own!

Make a Plan

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You don’t have to schedule every possible activity you wish to do that day, but an overall rough draft of a plan can help you organize your day better and manage to squeeze in as many activities as possible. And especially if you’re traveling with a group of friends or family members and you naturally all want different things, writing these down will help you find a compromise and make everyone happy.

Sunbathe

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Of course, you want to use the opportunity to tan while spending time on the beach, but be smart about it. Direct and long exposure to the sun can cause severe sunburn and skin damage, and that tanned summer look you’re craving is so not worth the risk. Make sure to wear at least SPF 30 sunscreen before going to the beach for a healthy and effective sunbathing session.

Give Snorkeling a Try

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Snorkeling is often an underrated activity. However, its simplicity is what makes it so great – instead of investing so much money and time in preparing for other sorts of beach activities and sports, all you need for snorkeling is a good full face snorkel mask and some fins. Explore the tropical waters in a fun and new way!

Cliff Jumping

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And if you’re a fan of extreme sports, but not too extreme, try cliff jumping and diving! This is one of the least complicated extreme sports and it requires no equipment, nor special clothing. All you need to do is let your body sail through the air and dive into the water below.

Beach Volleyball

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Among other games that can easily be played on the beach like sand castle building, frisbee, bocce ball or even mini golf, beach volleyball might be the best option, especially for a friend group. What better way to lose some calories and sweat out before diving in the big blue water?

Read a Book

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At some point during the day, you’ll want a little me-time. Bring a book that’s not too heavy, nor too light, but the right amount of relaxing “beach read”. Get underneath your parasol and dive into the alternative world while listening to the soothing sound of the waves.

Make a Beach Playlists

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For full self-treatment, make a playlist on your phone or iPod before going to the beach, and make sure to bring a set of earphones. If you’re more of a party animal, bring portable speakers and have enough sound to get your friends and the rest of the beach crew on their legs to shake things up.

Enjoy the Sunset

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If you’ve never had a chance to be on the beach or near any body of water when the sun is setting, you should make an appointment to do so at your earliest convenience. This indescribable work of art comes around the time you’re getting ready to leave the beach. Stay for a couple of minutes longer and enjoy the unique tranquility and beauty offered by the sunset.

Planning a beach trip may seem like a lot of work, but in reality, it is just about you and how you wish to fill in your day. There are plenty of options to use up your time wisely and spend an unforgettable day at the beach. Take a note of our suggestions above and prepare to indulge in the beauties of the sea, the sand and your company.

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The Biggest Trend in Interior Design: Say Hello to Concrete! https://www.procaffenation.com/the-biggest-trend-in-interior-design-say-hello-to-concrete/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-biggest-trend-in-interior-design-say-hello-to-concrete/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 05:17:45 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32175 So many modern spaces are being designed using concrete as one of the base elements for the room. Raw and beautiful, concrete became a part of many homes as walls, furniture, and décor elements because of its ability to mix well with many materials. Introducing concrete to your home is sure to give it some …

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So many modern spaces are being designed using concrete as one of the base elements for the room. Raw and beautiful, concrete became a part of many homes as walls, furniture, and décor elements because of its ability to mix well with many materials. Introducing concrete to your home is sure to give it some edge with its raw look, and it will serve as a blank canvas for other things you want to incorporate into your living space. If you’re not sure about the ways you can include concrete into your home, we’re giving you five reasons to say yes to the concrete trend.

Concrete goes Perfect with the Industrial Design

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One thing we can all agree on is that concrete integrates perfectly into homes designed in industrial style. This style draws its inspiration from workspaces like old factories and industrial spaces. They try to accentuate the building materials that everyone tries to hide with paint and expose them in their natural form.

To some people, industrial rooms might seem unfinished. Still, that’s the charm of the industrial style – making the space look like a warehouse and leaving the impression of a work in progress. Industrial spaces often use a lot of wood and metal surfaces, and concrete mixes well with them.

Concrete Walls Make a Great Focal Point

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You can go with concrete for vertical spaces, too. Opt for one bold accent wall that’s going to be in concrete – too many concrete walls around you might feel overwhelming. Paint the other walls in neutral colors such as white, grey and black – they will complement each other and add an air of elegance. With their raw look, concrete walls they are bound to draw the attention of everyone, so they make a great focal point without you even trying.

No longer do you need to think about adding visual weight to your room – a concrete wall is going to do it for you. They’re noticeable the minute you walk into a room, and they add so much texture to your living space that implementing just a few decorative items will suffice. What you get is a modern, minimalist look where the accent is on raw beauty.

Concrete Floors Add a Modern Touch to Your Space

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The versatility of concrete is shown perfectly in its application – it can be used for larger surfaces and also for some details. Opting for a concrete floor is a great idea if you’re aiming for a more raw, simple look of your home. You can order decorative concrete and let the professionals turn your living space into a modern haven. You can go for a natural look, polished stone look, or you can have it coloured.

They look best in spaces with the open concept since there are no doors and hallways to disrupt the continuity of concrete flooring. Using concrete flooring is a subtle and refined way to modernize your space and is an affordable alternative to rustic-finished woods that complement the modern aesthetic.

Concrete Surfaces are Easy to Maintain

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Even though concrete surfaces were reserved for floors in garages, basements, and factories, many homeowners are incorporating concrete floors into their modern homes and loft apartments. It appears in different forms – polished, etched or stained.

There are also people that prefer the natural look of the concrete, and they use it in its primary form. Concrete surfaces do not require vacuuming, mopping or scrubbing the floors as it’s the case with traditional types of flooring. They require the minimum amount of effort to clean them. It only needs to be waxed or sealed once or twice a year in order to make the protective layer last you longer. How often you need to repeat the process depends on the level of traffic throughout the room.

Most Concrete Decor are DIY-able

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The thing that makes all the crafty people excited about introducing concrete to their home is its versatility and also the multitude of concrete items that can easily be DIY-ed. There are many tutorials and DIY concrete ideas online that can teach you how to make cute concrete planters, lovely lamp shades and elegant candle holders that are sure to draw the attention. Spray paint them in gold or silver tones to for a modern and sophisticated look.

The best thing about DIYs is that even a complete beginner in crafting can make them if they follow the directions carefully. Most of them require pouring concrete in containers to get certain shapes and then smoothing the edges to make them look polished and neat. Other than having a lot of fun crafting them, making DIY concrete decor you’ll be incorporating a touch of industrial style into your home while also personalizing your living area with your artwork.

Incorporating concrete into your living space can be done in different ways depending on how much you are into the concrete trend. It is raw, bold and takes a lot of courage to implement it into a living space. One thing’s for sure – the concrete trend will continue to be a part of the modern industrial interior design because of its ability to be both bold and subtle addition to chic contemporary spaces.

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12 Weird Dishes People Eat Across the Globe https://www.procaffenation.com/12-weird-dishes-people-eat-across-the-globe/ https://www.procaffenation.com/12-weird-dishes-people-eat-across-the-globe/#respond Sat, 06 Apr 2019 06:39:51 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=17190 Have you tried all the well-known dishes in every country? Or have you ever thought of the weirdest dishes that are served across the globe? Yes, you guessed it right! All we are going to read in this article is about 12 of the most unbelievable and most weird dishes that you sure wouldn’t have …

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Have you tried all the well-known dishes in every country? Or have you ever thought of the weirdest dishes that are served across the globe? Yes, you guessed it right! All we are going to read in this article is about 12 of the most unbelievable and most weird dishes that you sure wouldn’t have known before. So let’s get started!

Tuna Eyeballs: Japan

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It tastes somewhat similar to a squid. These can be found in most Japanese stores and will not cost you more than a pound. You might find it quite awkward but in reality it is quite tasty as it is surrounded by fish fat.

Jing Leed: Thailand

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Ever thought of eating a grasshopper? well, i’m most of the times scared of it rather than having the thought of eating it. so you guessed it right! this is a grasshopper with some added salt, pepper, and chili and obviously some juice when you bit into it. UMM!

Mopane Worms: southern Africa

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Did you know about the mopane worms that feed on the leaves of the mopane trees during the summer time? These fat worms are cooked and served with some added chili sauce to add flavor. However, these can also be eaten dry and crispy. Must give it a try I suppose.

Bird’s Nest Soup: Southeast Asia

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Bird’s nest soup can also be used as a form of medication that can be used to cure digestion. The soup is made out of the hardened bird saliva. SO basically it’s a bowl of spit that should best be taken on an empty stomach. And to your surprise, this has also proved to be a good supplement for growing children.

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Kangaroo: Australia

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This may sound weird but it is a healthy choice specially if you want something that is low in fat and high in protein. This meat can be from any of the species of kangaroo and may taste you something in between a venisson and buffalo meat. go for it!

Cobra Heart: Vietnam

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So do you have the heart of seeing a little, poor, old creature’s heart taken out right in front of you? And not only this but that heart being placed in a glass and you have to sink it in?

Dog: China

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We all love cute little puppies but only when it’s not the case to eat them up. This may sound uneasy but dogs are not only served as food in China but in Korea and also in Vietnam. Dog meat is believed to provide you warm in winter and is also good for the liver. This breaks my heart!

Balut: Philippines

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This is a duck embryo that is boiled alive when it is in its shell. It is a common street food and is quite pleasant and in fact tastes somewhat like chicken. It is similar to the way an egg is boiled, balut as well should be boiled for 30 minutes before eating.

Escamoles: Mexico

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These are the larvae of the ant species that lay their eggs in the roots of maguey plants. Of course, it’s harvesting is not as easy as one takes it to be.These are tiny, white and shiny.These are generally eaten the same way as an omelet and are rich in fat and protein.

Muktuk: Greenland

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Muktuk is the traditional meal in Greenland that is made of frozen whale skin. It is deep fried and served with soy sauce but can also be eaten raw. It has also proved to be a good source of vitamin C, Vitamin D but which also contains PCBs.

Locusts: Israel

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Thought of eating these chocolate covered locusts with honey? This may sound awkward to many but so was the idea of eating a grasshopper. So Israelis have been putting an end to locusts by doing nothing but by eating up them.

Century Egg: China

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We all have eaten boiled eggs, in fact, many of us love boiled eggs but have you ever eaten a rotten egg or have you ever thought of eating one? Well, many in China do!They store the eggs under the clay for several months after which the yolk becomes dark green and stinks sulphur.

So how many of you are up for trying these out?

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Curry leaves scientifically known as Murraya koenigii Spreng and belongs to the Rutaceae family, has many benefits due to its antioxidant properties. The plant is vernacular to India and is found abundantly in tropical and subtropical regions.

It is also grown in various other countries such as China, Australia, Nigeria, and Ceylon. The height ranges from small to medium. Leaves, roots and its bark are the utilitarian part of the plant. Kadi patta is a staple in Indian dishes. Curry leaves are herbs that contain essential nutrients which help in conditions like weight loss, blood pressure, indigestion, anaemia, diabetes, acne, hair loss, etc. and they also boost the taste of the food by giving it pleasant aroma.

These aromatic leave have nutrients like copper, calcium, phosphorus, fibre, carbohydrates, energy, magnesium and iron. Many types of vitamins are in their like vitamins A, B, C and E and amino acids beneficial for health. Let us look at some of the benefits:

Fight Diabetes

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Curry leaves help in the lowering of sugar level in our body due to the presence of iron, zinc and copper in it. They also affect the insulin activity and keep the sugar level at bay.

Lower Cholesterol Levels

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Curry leaves help in the reduction of bad cholesterol levels. They are packed with anti-oxidants which prevents the oxidation of cholesterol that forms bad cholesterol. This phenomenon in turn increases the level of good cholesterol in the body and protects the body from conditions like heart attack and atherosclerosis.

Antioxidant properties

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Curry leaves are rich in antioxidant properties. It helps in fighting the cells which damage the free radicals in the body as it the cause of most illnesses and protects the body from any health problem. Carbazole alkaloids are present in abundance which contain antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer properties.

The various vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin E help in reducing oxidative stress and free radical scavenging activity. The presence of compound linolool, responsible for the flowery scent of these shrubs, is also capable of killing bacteria and cell-damaging free radicals .

Treats Orofacial Dyskinesia

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Orofacial dyskinesia is an involuntary disorder where repetitive movement of mouth and muscle happens. The example is associated with psychotic patients where twitching below the eye and smacking of lips is often seen. Curry leaves could protect nerve cells from damage by virtue of their rich reserves of antioxidants. Here, curry leaves show more promising results.

Protects the Liver

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The liver plays a major role in the digestive process and it needs protection from any attack by free radicals, viral and bacterial attacks which could result in infections. According to research, curry leaves are indicated with the tannins and carbazole alkaloids which exhibited good hepato-protective properties. They also provide protection from other diseases like hepatitis and cirrhosis.

Weight Loss

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Curry leaves help in reducing weight with the carbazole alkaloids present in them by burning the LDL cholesterol. You can either chew 5-6 raw curry leaves, can add them in your daily intakes or can do both. While cooking the curry leaves, do not overburn the leaves as it will destroy its vitamins and other beneficial properties.

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Ketogenic Diet as a Form of Weight Loss Plan https://www.procaffenation.com/ketogenic-diet-as-a-form-of-weight-loss-plan%ef%bb%bf/ https://www.procaffenation.com/ketogenic-diet-as-a-form-of-weight-loss-plan%ef%bb%bf/#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:45:55 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=32025 In this generation, a lot of people are becoming more conscious of their figure and most especially on what they eat. They have searched countless diet plans that will help them keep their body healthy and flawlessly beautiful at the same time. But there’s a somewhat new kind of diet that has taken fitness enthusiast …

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In this generation, a lot of people are becoming more conscious of their figure and most especially on what they eat. They have searched countless diet plans that will help them keep their body healthy and flawlessly beautiful at the same time. But there’s a somewhat new kind of diet that has taken fitness enthusiast by storm and this goes by the name of the ketogenic diet.

What is Keto Diet?

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The ketogenic diet or just plain keto diet is a form of a meal plan wherein it sets your body to produce ketones. These ketones act like an energy source for your body when the sugar levels in the blood are rather low. Ketones are generally produced by the liver through the use of fats by keeping a low intake of carbohydrates and around medium levels of a protein that are found in specific types of food in this diet plan.

The energy generated from these ketones is delivered all throughout the body most especially the brain where a lot of fuel is needed for it to function. The brain can’t process fats and it can’t use it directly to serve as an energy source since its major source of power comes from the sugar in the blood.

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During a keto diet, your body readily changes its major source of energy from blood sugar to fat. This phase introduces the decrease in insulin levels in your body and shifts into a turbo fat burning mechanism. In this manner, your body gains easy access to the fat deposits helping you burn them which also dramatically reduces your weight.

Ketosis is the process that takes over when there is an abundant production of ketones in your body. Mostly, ketosis is experienced by people who are undergoing fasting but it is quite impossible to happen since your body needs food to survive even though there are available fats to burn. This is why a keto diet is very much recommended if you want your body to enter ketosis in a better way without starving yourself.

Although it seems that keto diet may be a good form of healthy eating routine but it doesn’t apply to all kinds of people. There are instances, and usually diseases, that will cause detrimental health issues if they plan to undergo this type of diet. People who have diabetes and high blood pressure and those who are breastfeeding need to consult their physicians if they can undergo a keto diet.

Things to do to Successfully Achieve Ketosis

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There are several things that must be done to fully activate ketosis. It doesn’t only start with following the proper meal plan but there should be supplementary actions that must be observed.

You must embody these seven simple things to be able to reach maximum ketosis.

Control Carbohydrate Intake

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Monitor the food you eat the whole day and make sure that it only contains around 20 grams or even less. This strict implementation of controlling your carbohydrate intake will make your body undergo the process of ketosis.

Control Protein Intake

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Just like carbohydrates, you should also watch out for the amount of protein that you ingest. The maximum allowable protein intake for a keto diet is around 1.5 grams per kilogram of your body weight per day. A high amount of protein in your diet will not result in ketosis.

Eat the Right Amounts of Fat

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This one is the primary reason that sets the keto diet apart from starving yourself. Yes, starving yourself can also lead to ketosis but it is a very unhealthy way to achieve it. In a keto diet, you get to eat good amounts of food that will satisfy your taste buds, usually those which contain high amounts of fat, while allowing your body to undergo ketosis.

Prevent Eating in Between Meals

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You should completely avoid eating even if you are not hungry. There are times when we satisfy our cravings for different types of food just because of the taste but not because our tummy asks for it. This instance will definitely not make your body move into ketosis.

Intermittent Fasting

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If it is applicable, you can follow an intermittent fasting routine wherein you schedule when you will be eating and put it within the range of just eight hours a day. This greatly contributes to the occurrence of ketosis and at the same time helps you lose more weight than expected.

Workout

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Just like any other diets, working out or having any physical activity can help in the production of ketones in your body. In addition, it will also help in reducing your weight and toning the necessary muscle areas of your body. Although it is not required, it is a good option to add up to your daily routine.

Get Enough Sleep

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Lack of sleep and high levels of stress contributes to the increase of blood sugar in your body which slows down the process of ketosis. So make sure you get enough hours of sleep per day, right about 7 hours at a minimum will do.

Meal Guide

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To help you get started with your keto diet, here are some of the possible and recommended food that must be present in your meals to fully achieve ketosis.

You Can Eat the Following Generously:

  • Chicken meat that is dark in color
  • Fatty fish like salmon
  • Beef which comes from cattle that are purely grazed on the field
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Heavy cream
  • Butter
  • Avocado
  • Celery
  • Asparagus
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Flax seeds and chia seeds

You Must Take the Following Food Infrequently:

  • Low-fat proteins like shrimps and breasts of chicken without the skin
  • Bacon
  • Corn oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Cashews
  • Pistachios
  • Onion leeks
  • Eggplant
  • Spaghetti squash

You Should Completely Avoid the Following Food:

  • Fishes and chicken nuggets
  • Cold cuts that are high in sugar
  • Meat that is marinated in sauces that contains sugar
  • Fat and oil
  • Margarine
  • Food containing artificial trans fat
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Raisins
  • Corn
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Sweetened nuts
  • Nuts that are covered with chocolate
  • Trail mixes that contain dried fruits

Benefits of Keto Diet

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Listed below are the common benefits that keto diet can provide you:

  • Keto diet can definitely help you lose weight since it uses the stored fat on your body.
  • It can help you regulate your food intake to maintain adequate weight.
  • It improves your mental capacity and performance level since it can provide you with enough energy throughout the day.
  • Expect lesser formation of stomach gas, gastric pain, and cramps.
  • You will notice a generous increase in your physical endurance.
  • The ketogenic diet is known and is mostly used for people who are experiencing epilepsy.

Side Effects Associated with Keto Diet

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Although it may be a great diet to try on, there are still some side effects that might surface once you have started on it on a regular basis. This includes slightly being nauseous, fatigue, lack of motivation, dizziness, headache, increased irritability, and difficulty to gain focus. Collectively, these symptoms are better known as the keto flu and will eventually go away once you have been accustomed to this kind of diet.

Remember that before trying any new diet, you should always consult your doctors regarding it to check if it can benefit you or it may cause unwanted problems in the future. There are still more studies that must be done with regards to keto diet but so far, it has been favored by a lot of people since it helped them lose a good amount of weight in a matter of days.

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All You Need to Know About Traveling to Singapore https://www.procaffenation.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-traveling-to-singapore/ https://www.procaffenation.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-traveling-to-singapore/#respond Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:02:03 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=31948 If you want to visit Singapore, it would be a great idea to make that happen in 2019 or 2020. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions at the moment, even though it’s believed to be one of the world’s most expensive places.

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There are just so many places that we want to see, but let’s be true to ourselves – there is no way that we will visit every single destination that we set our mind on. However, if you want to visit Singapore, it would be a great idea to make that happen in 2019 or 2020. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions at the moment, even though it’s believed to be one of the world’s most expensive places. However, if you play your cards right, it can be quite affordable, so don’t let the price be a deal breaker. Now, if you purchased your plane ticket, prepared everything that you will be doing during the flight, prepared your camera for some killer pictures and picked your VSCO filters, it’s time to get to know Singapore just a bit better.

What should you know beforehand?

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One of the most important things that you need to know about Singapore is that it’s extremely welcoming to all tourists. You will find many European and American people wandering the streets, either the ones who are working there or plain tourists. Also, mind that regardless of the season, always bring your spring and summer clothes. Singapore is always hot – the lowest temperature was recorded on the 31st of January in 1934, when it hit 19.4 degrees Celsius. Apart from that, living in Singapore should be quite easy, comfortable and pleasant. For example, you don’t have to buy bottled water! Singapore is one of the rare places where tap water meets the standards of WHO, so it’s totally unnecessary to buy bottled water! This is the reason why a single, one-liter bottle of water can cost up to $2, so this is a good way to save some money.

Where to sleep?

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As far as accommodation is concerned, it would be very good if you did your homework beforehand, as it’s quite possible that you will end up paying big bucks for a night’s stay. What is very positive is that Singapore has a dozen of hotels that offer accommodation at a very reasonable price so make sure that you check out some of offered Singapore hotel packages before going there. Other accommodation options, of course, include Airbnb, and you can definitely find an apartment that caters for anyone’s taste and wallet, but it won’t be much cheaper than booking a good hotel, especially because food is not included in the price of your Airbnb apartment.

What to see and do?

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It’s pretty much safe to say that Singapore caters for everyone’s needs. So regardless of whether you are an adventure seeker, an urban explorer or a food junkie, you will find amazing things to do there. The first thing that you shouldn’t miss is to immerse yourself at Gardens By The Bay, which is one of Singapore’s most legendary landmarks. The best time to visit these supertrees is during the night, so allocate one night for this amazing experience. If you’re a history and architecture lover, on the other hand, you should see the trifecta of the cultural neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street. You will experience some of the most beautiful examples of architecture while still indulging in the different cuisines of the world. Finally, don’t miss out on the legendary Singapore Zoo, which is the home of over 300 animals. It’s often praised for its design and size (it stretches over 70 acres of land).

Where to eat?

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Eating in Singapore is definitely an experience of its own. First of all, you can find restaurants of all the cuisines of the world, so if you want to eat spaghetti, for example, you can go to a great Italian restaurant. Singapore is home to some of the most prestigious world restaurants too, ranging from the ones that are Michelin-star approved such as Alma or Bacchanalia to the ones that are still trying to find their way to this accolade. Why is Singapore also great? Because you can eat very cheap Michelin-star dishes, as two famous hawker stalls have gained a single-star status! So, if you want to eat something delicious and still save some money, have Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle in Lavender and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle in Chinatown in mind.  

What else to say about Singapore? Well, you would have to go there and see for yourself. You will definitely have the time of your life, enjoying the great views, getting lost in this spectacular city that never sleeps and eating to your heart’s content!

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Mesmerizing Transitional Design: Learn How to Pull It Off https://www.procaffenation.com/mesmerizing-transitional-design-learn-how-to-pull-it-off/ https://www.procaffenation.com/mesmerizing-transitional-design-learn-how-to-pull-it-off/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:55:09 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=31908 The transitional style represents a fusion of traditional and modern elements, and it has gained in popularity quite a lot recently. The best thing about it is that it gives you the freedom to experiment and strike a perfectly balanced atmosphere. So, in order to help you create a home which will embrace this mixture …

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The transitional style represents a fusion of traditional and modern elements, and it has gained in popularity quite a lot recently. The best thing about it is that it gives you the freedom to experiment and strike a perfectly balanced atmosphere. So, in order to help you create a home which will embrace this mixture of rustic, chic, masculine and feminine features, we’ve prepared a list of some amazing ideas and tips on how to pull this style off. Let’s take a look and get inspired.

Choose the right colour palette

First things first, choosing the right colour palette is the key to achieving this amazing transitional look. You should definitely embrace neutral tones like white, beige, light brown and grey since they represent the core of such a design. Owing to their timeless feel, your home will get the best of both worlds, namely, a traditional and modern style. Additionally, creating a neutral base is a wise decision since it will make it easier to choose the furniture and you won’t have to worry about whether your colourful rug will fit in. In case you need a little bit of inspiration, make sure to take a look at the latest Pantone color report and check out which natural nuances are the most popular this season.

Modern and vintage home accessories are a must

No matter how vintage your house looks at the moment, once you incorporate a few modern accessories, it will add a whole new dimension to it. For example, you can start by bringing in gorgeous colorful pillows and placing them all around the living room. Their modern characteristic will perfectly accompany your vintage wooden coffee table and make your living room look absolutely fabulous. You can also use florals as great accessories and place them on the shelves next to your state-of-the-art TV. The contrast of technology and rustic flower pots will definitely sweep all your friends off their feet. Finally, opting for beautiful long curtains is the best way to tie the whole room together.

Comfort is the key

Apart from making your house look amazing, a transitional style values comfort above everything else. So, instead of just paying attention to how your furniture looks, make sure that it’s equally cosy as well. Therefore, take your time and choose one of the amazing sofas that will make you wish you could spend the whole weekend lying on it. After all, your friends won’t be able to fully enjoy your beautifully decorated home unless they have a place to sit comfortably. Lastly, your bedroom is the place where comfort is of the utmost importance. Therefore, make sure to buy a king-size bed with curtains that will add that final touch to the room and make your partner and you feel like a royal couple.

Play with different textures

Another prominent characteristic of transitional home decor is the mixture of various textures. For example, you should make sure to incorporate a wide variety of materials like wood, stone, leather, glass, etc. since their combination is what makes this style so appealing. Furthermore, textured fabrics like corduroy and chenille are extremely popular since they represent a great substitute for vivid colours that are not encountered so often in a transitional style.

Don’t forget to consider the best flooring options

Choosing the right flooring is equally important as opting for the right colour for the walls since it creates a base for the rest of your house decor. For example, our favourite is definitely a light hardwood floor due to its sophisticated look and low-maintenance quality. On top of that, tiles are a popular choice for kitchens decorated in a transitional style. Of course, you can spread them across your dining room as well. Their modern patterns will go nicely with a wooden dining table covered with a classy table runner and will help you achieve that unique transitional style.

Harmony with floral arrangements

Last but not least, you can’t spell transitional style without lots and lots of greenery and flowers. The reason for this is that contrasts between designs can sometimes be too strong, so you need a natural element to create harmony between them. Therefore, if you truly want to balance out the differences and enrich the atmosphere in your home, you can opt for some great artificial floral pieces since they require less maintenance but look equally beautiful. Finally, make sure to explore all the various floral arrangements for transitional homes until you find the one that suits your place the best.

As you can see, decorating your home in a transitional style is not hard at all. You just need to consider its main characteristics and try to keep things simple. However, this doesn’t mean that you should hesitate to experiment a bit and come up with certain innovations as well. After all, there is nothing more advisable than adding your personal touch to your house decor.

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5 Marketing Tactics to Try in 2019 https://www.procaffenation.com/5-marketing-tactics-to-try-in-2019/ https://www.procaffenation.com/5-marketing-tactics-to-try-in-2019/#respond Tue, 26 Mar 2019 06:50:22 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=31893 When it comes to growing your business, marketing is your best friend. Through marketing, you’re able to flaunt your products and services to the world—if done correctly. Marketing is a tricky game, especially in the digital age we live in now. Understanding the best marketing tactics can help increase your revenue, grow a larger customer …

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When it comes to growing your business, marketing is your best friend. Through marketing, you’re able to flaunt your products and services to the world—if done correctly. Marketing is a tricky game, especially in the digital age we live in now. Understanding the best marketing tactics can help increase your revenue, grow a larger customer base, and ultimately grow your business! Here are 5 of the best marketing tactics to try in 2019.

Promotional Gifts

Everyone loves free gifts. It makes us feel electrified, and we tend to perceive the item we’re getting for free is more valuable than it’s actually worth. Capitalize off this concept! Buying a bulk order of custom lighters, phone cases, or travel mugs to customize with your company logo is a great way to advertise your company. Order large shipments because large shipments are much more affordable and will give you a greater supply. Having your logo placed on items like backpacks, phone cases, laptop cases, and t-shirts will help your company get seen. Although many passersby won’t stop a stranger and ask what the logo on their shirt means, they’ll see it and register the logo subconsciously. Give out promotional gifts at events, to your customers, and to your employees to expand your company’s presence.

Digital and Online Marketing

With technology at the forefront of many industries, it’s crucial to establish an online and digital presence. All companies should now have a website where their customers can easily look up your products or services. If you’re company doesn’t have a website, there are numerous online services to help you create your own website.

Digital marketing isn’t simply creating a website. Digital marketing is marketing across all modes of digital technology. You can digitally market in a variety of ways. Utilize an email service provider who can send marketing campaigns and information to all of your customers subscribed to your list. Or, send text-messages after they make a purchase with a thank you or link to a customer service survey. If you want to grow your business into a brand-name company, know your audience and learn different ways you can communicate with various demographics across different platforms.

Social Media Marketing

Social media has changed the game. Many social media apps are now allowing users to make purchases right on their interfaces. Social media is an extremely powerful tool that can help boost your company tenfold. If you want to grow your online presence, social media is the way to go. Posting one to two times a day at different times is a great way to interact with consumers.

If you find yourself swamped with work, you can utilize social media managing services to schedule your posts on various social media platforms. Another powerful way to grow your brand is by pairing up with a social media influencer or celebrity who has a large online following. Through this tactic, you can have your business or product seen by millions with one single post by an influencer.

Engaging With Your Customers

Customers don’t want to feel like they’re just a number to your business. They want to know that they are valued and cared for. Engaging with your customers can help your brand be seen and heard. Through social media, you can create challenges for your customers to partake in, such as a selfie challenge! Here’s an idea: see who can take the best selfie-stick photo while wearing or displaying one of your products, and with a hashtag related to your company. Then, you can turn this into a contest where one of the participators wins a giveaway or package.

You should also be communicating with your customers online daily. If one of your customers posts about you or mentions you online, respond back, answer their questions, or make a joke! This will make your business seem transparent and customer-friendly.

Referral Program

Finally, you can create a referral program for your customers. Offer your customers rewards or perks for every customer they refer who buys your product. Not only will this keep your current customers happy, it will draw in new customers that will hopefully become regulars.

In Conclusion

There are numerous types of marketing techniques to grow your business. However, knowing your audience and the product you are selling is important. Using these 5 marketing tools will allow you to grow your brand both online and offline to attract more customers and bring in more money.

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Eccentric Temples in India: Belief and Quirky Factor https://www.procaffenation.com/eccentric-temples-in-india-belief-qirky-factor/ https://www.procaffenation.com/eccentric-temples-in-india-belief-qirky-factor/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:58:44 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=21925 As per the 2001 census, India has more than 2 million Hindu temples. Not only different temples, but also different Gods and Goddesses and their quirky factors and beliefs. Here are from those 2 million temples, the top 15 temples which has strange story and beliefs. Kamakhya Devi Temple, Assam: Dedicated to the Goddess on …

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As per the 2001 census, India has more than 2 million Hindu temples. Not only different temples, but also different Gods and Goddesses and their quirky factors and beliefs.

Here are from those 2 million temples, the top 15 temples which has strange story and beliefs.

Kamakhya Devi Temple, Assam: Dedicated to the Goddess on Menstruation

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The Nilachal Hills in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India, has this temple as the main temple which is further having three temples inside its premises out of the ten temples that are dedicated to Mahavidyas: Kali, Tara, Sodashi, Bhairavi, Bhuvaneshwari, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamalatmika. Thus it is a part of complex of temples.

Belief:

Kamakhya Temple denotes the spot where Sati used to secretly express her desires and love towards Shiva, and it was also the place where her genitalia fell after Shiva danced with her corpse.

Quirk factor:

Every year during monsoon, the Tantric fertility festival or Ambubachi Mela is celebrated here and it is when the goddess menstruates here. It is marked by the water in the main shrine running red and the temple being closed down for three days.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala: Abusing the goddess is good

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The Kodungallur municipality in South Western border of Thrissur district of Kerala, India, has this temple. It is dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali/ Kodungallur Amma, which is a form of goddess Kali popular in South India. The temple is placed in the mid of 10 acres and is surrounded by peepal and banyan trees.

Belief:   

One belief is that there is divinity present in what is called the “Rurujit Vidhaana” pattern, a form of installation with Shiva in one end, Ganesha in the other, with the Sapta Matrika goddess in between. Yet another belief is Kannaki, the heroine of Ilango Adigal’s Tamil story Silappathikaram came to Kodungallur, prayed to Bhadrakali of Kodungallur and became absorbed in the murti.

Quirk factor:

From Bharani asterism in the month of Kumbham (February–March) to seven days after Bharani asterism in the month of Meenam (March–April) the Bharani festival is celebrated. And in a country like India where one’s faith one can instil intolerance and kill lakhs of innocents the strange thing here is that the goddess, in this case, is abused instead.

At the very start, ‘Kozhikkallu moodal‘ ritual is performed which involves the sacrifice of cocks and shedding of their blood, which pleases the Goddess. During this ritual, Vellichapads are dressed as the goddess in red apparels and are assumed to be possessed by her, run around the temple in a frenzied trance state, waving their sickle-shaped swords in the air  and even hit their heads with it, while the members of their advisors offer out lewd, abusive and nasty songs/ rebukes at the ‘possessed’ goddess.

Chilkur Balaji Temple, Hyderabad: The Visa Balaji Temple

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Located at on the banks of Osman Sagar in Hyderabad is this one of the oldest and beautiful temples in Hyderabad dedicated to Sri Balaji Venkateshwara. This temple has no donation box and accepts no donation in any form. This temple also doesn’t provide any special treatment to the VIPs.  It is one of the only two temples in India to do so. It is again one of the only two temples in India to stay out of government control.

Belief:

It is believed that a devotee was there during the time of Akkanna and Madanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramdas. He used to visit Tirupati every year but could not do so on one occasion owing to serious ill health. Lord Venkateshwara appeared in his dream and said, “I am right here in the nearby forest. You don’t have to worry.”

The devotee at once went to the place indicated by the Lord in his dream and dug up a molehill that was present there. But accidentally, while he was involved in digging, his axe struck Lord Balaji’s idol on the chest. Surprisingly blood started flowing profusely from the “wounds” and the ground was flooded and turned scarlet. Suddenly the devotee heard a voice from the air saying, “Flood the molehill with cow’s milk.” When the devotee did so, a self-manifested idol of Lord Balaji accompanied by Sridevi and Bhoodevi (a rare combination) was found, and this idol was installed with the due rites and a temple built for it.

Quirk factor:

As comic as it may be. But people say it is the temple where one should pray for getting a visa on his/her passport. A devotee who wants to get visa has to go through the following process:

He should offer normal prayer rituals which includes 11 circumambulations of the inner shrine and leave with a promise of returning and taking 108 circumambulations once he/she gets the visa.

Kal Bhairavnath Temple, Ujjain: No more ‘no’ to booze

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The Kal Bhairav temple is a Hindu temple located on the banks of the Shipra River, in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh, India. Dedicated to Kal Bhairav, the guardian deity of the city. It is one of very active temples in India, visited by hundreds per day. It is believed that the original temple was built by an obscure king named Bhadrasen.

Belief:

In the Saivite tradition, the worship of Ashta Bhairava (“eight Bhairavas”) is a part of tradition and the Kal Bhairav is considered their chief. The worship of Kal Bhairav was more popular among the Kapalika and Aghora sects in the ancient times and these sects in turn were more common in Ujjain. Kal Bhairav is  considered Senapati (Commander-in-Chief) of the town.

In the tradition it goes like this that Brahma became egoistic after a conversation with Vishnu over who created the world and started his comparisons with Shiva in everything. Not only that, Brahma started interfering in Shiva’s work. This angered Lord Shiva and thus a very furious Shiva threw a small nail from his finger, which assumed the form of Kala Bhairava. This nail casually went to cut the fifth head of Brahma. The cutting of fifth head of Brahma symbolizes destruction of Brahma’s ego.

Quirk factor:

Liquor is offered to the temple deity as one of the 5 ritual offerings known as panchamakaramaithuna (sexual intercourse), maansa (meat), meena or matsya (fish), mudra (parched cereal) and madya (alcohol). Nowadays only alcohol is offered out of the four. Outside the temple, there is a stall selling baskets containing flowers, coconuts, incense sticks and a bottle of liquor.

The deity here is different in that the priest offers the liquor from the devotees by pouring it into a saucer and then tilting it towards deity’s lips. Everyone claims that the lips don’t have any cavity and that the deity miraculously takes in the liquor offered to him. However, this offering through saucer is only done and possible by the temple priests. One-third of the liquor is returned to the devotee who offered it and as Prasad.

Om Banna Shrine, Rajasthan: Bullet Baba

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It is a shrine located in Pali district and 50 kilometres away from Jodphur on the Pali-Jodhpur highway, near Chotila village Jodhpur, India, devoted to a deity in the form of a 50cc Bullet motorcycle.

Belief:  

Those who pass by National Highway 65 stop to bow their heads and leave offerings in the honor of the Om Banna’s spirit and his bullet bike. It is believed that a person who does not stop to pray at the shrine is in for a dangerous journey. This is because the National Highway 65 where the temple is located is famous for accidents. Devotees come with incense sticks, small bottles of alcohol, coconut, flowers, sweets and red thread. They are also motivated by the temple priests to apply ’tilak’ mark and tie a red thread on the motorbike. Local people even sing folk songs in the name of Om Banna.

Quirk factor:

On 2 December 1991, Om Singh Rathore (famously known as Om Banna)  died when he was travelling from the town of Bangdi near Sanderao of Pali to Chotila but suddenly lost control of his motorcycle and struck a tree. His motorcycle fell into a nearby ditch.  The next morning, local police reported the incident and took the motorcycle into custody at a nearby police station. The next day it was reported to have vanished from the police station and was traced back at the site of the accident. Police again took it into custody but this time emptied its petrol tank and fixed it with chains and lock and key to avoid further tension. But the bike disappeared before dawn again and it kept on disappearing and being found at the accident site.

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5 Unique Details to Make Your Wedding More Fascinating https://www.procaffenation.com/5-unique-details-to-make-your-wedding-more-fascinating/ https://www.procaffenation.com/5-unique-details-to-make-your-wedding-more-fascinating/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:57:52 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=31546 As beautiful as all weddings are in their own way, they all have the same goal – the celebration of two people making a lifelong commitment to each other. However, that doesn’t mean that all weddings are the same. Nowadays, couples strive towards originality and they like to take extra steps to personalize their big …

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As beautiful as all weddings are in their own way, they all have the same goal – the celebration of two people making a lifelong commitment to each other. However, that doesn’t mean that all weddings are the same. Nowadays, couples strive towards originality and they like to take extra steps to personalize their big day to suit their tastes and personalities.

If you are one of those couples who meticulously plan every detail and is wondering what other elements you could include in order to truly take your celebrations to the next level, here are five amazing ideas for unique details that will help you achieve just that:

1. Personalized Invitations

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The invitations you send out give your guests the first impression and the sense of what your wedding is going to be like. That is why it might be best to skip the mass-produced, printed invitations and opt for a more intimate, specialized form. A good idea would be to find an artist who can design a personalized invitation in artful calligraphy lettering, as it gives your invitations an artisan look and feels your guests will undoubtedly appreciate.

If calligraphy doesn’t feel special enough, you could even find an artist who can create painted bride and groom portraits on your invitations that are not only a sure way to impress all of your guests, but also a wonderful representation of you and your partner during your wedding year.

2. Impactful Reception Décor

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Your reception should be a time for your guests to celebrate in a luxuriously decorated environment, perfectly suited for a night of sophisticated partying. So, try to opt for high-end décor elements, such as a champagne tower, an impressively decorated cake and ornate flower arrangements that will truly make the reception pop.

As far as lighting goes, think about an elaborate chandelier that is not only incredibly luxurious, but that will also provide soft lighting, perfect for dining and dancing. In order to motivate your guests to step onto the dance floor, customize it with floor decals, projection lighting or even twinkling LED lights that will add a unique and romantic touch to your celebration.

3. A Carefully Crafted Menu

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Many people tend to underestimate the importance of great food at a wedding. Of course, you want your guests to dance, drink and have fun, but for that they need sustenance. While the quality of the meat and the product you choose is the most important thing, don’t be oblivious to the impact great presentation has on your guests.

Wonderfully arranged plates make everything more appetizing and alluring, so make sure to turn to services that provide superb catering in Sydney and only use high-quality products while paying special attention to the unique presentation. Your guests tend to remember (and even photograph) their meals, which is why you should always go the extra mile in order to make them exquisite.

4. A Signature Cocktail

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Apart from great food, another thing that people enjoy the most at weddings is good drinks. Aside from having a wide assortment of wine and spirit options that will cater to any taste, a great idea would be to seal the deal with a signature cocktail named after the happy couple. The drink should contain ingredients that represent your personalities the best, so sit down with your bartender and try to think of something unique and delicious together.

As far as the name of the cocktail goes, if you haven’t done the popular ‘mesh’ of your names, now would be a perfect time. You could also use meaningful words or cute nicknames you have for each other – as long as it’s personal, it will be wonderful.

5. A Memorable Keepsake

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Most couples give out small wedding party favours, such as Jordan almonds, candy, mints or candles. If you want to give your guests a keepsake as a reminder of your wedding day, why not make that present a memorable one? Give your guests something more permanent and something they would actually love to keep or perhaps even display in their own home.

Opt for interesting gifts, such as engraved rustic key chains that double as bottle openers, personalized ‘thank you for coming’ wine glasses, or beautiful candle holders your guests could use as home décor elements. Get creative, think outside the box and have your guests leave the reception with thoughtful memorabilia they can keep and cherish forever.

When planning and designing a wedding, you should always pay attention to the details, as they’re the ones that truly set weddings apart. It’s very easy for brides to recreate something they’ve seen before, but the goal should always be to create something that is unique to you as a couple, and putting attention into abovementioned details will undoubtedly make your wedding one of a kind.

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What is Depression: The Signs, Symptoms and Solution https://www.procaffenation.com/what-is-depression-the-signs-symptoms-and-solution/ https://www.procaffenation.com/what-is-depression-the-signs-symptoms-and-solution/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:51:39 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28915 These days a word is very common among youth and other generations too which is DEPRESSION. We all must have heard about this, but do we actually know what is it? Everyone defines it in their own way. Some think it’s a mental illness, some think it’s a disease and some of you may also think …

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These days a word is very common among youth and other generations too which is DEPRESSION. We all must have heard about this, but do we actually know what is it? Everyone defines it in their own way. Some think it’s a mental illness, some think it’s a disease and some of you may also think that nothing like depression exist. Depression sometimes leads to suicide. Here I am trying to clear out some points about depression through this post.

What is depression?

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If you will search it online you will get a no. of meanings. On one site I read Depression is just a sad feeling.  Everyone feels sad at some point of time, for eg; when you were a kid and your parents didn’t agree for something which you really wanted at that time definitely have made you sad but that doesn’t mean you were depressed. DEPRESSION has it’s own symptoms and being or feeling sad is one them.  I guess it can not be defined in a few words, no one can ever express how a person diagnosed with depression is feeling. It can lead to different things.

What are the symptoms?

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Due to lack of knowledge, most of the people themselves don’t know whether they are suffering from it or not. Here are some symptoms :

Sadness

It’s a feeling of emptiness and being lonely all the time. It may lead from some events which may have brought you down and in return, you end up feeling WORTHLESSNESS. If it lasts for more than a week, then it’s a sign.

Fatigue

It’s a feeling of tiredness all the time even if you haven’t moved from your bed all day. A depressed person is always out of energy even if he/she hasn’t done anything.

Irritation

A depressed person can feel irritated all the time. It may cause people to get angry and frustrated even over a small matter.

Guilt

As mentioned above, depression can cause worthlessness which leads to inner guilt. Due to this, a person ends up thinking he/she is good for nothing or they can’t do anything right.

Lack of Concentration

A person suffering from it won’t be able to concentrate properly, his/her attention may always get diverted from one thing to another. This leads to RESTLESSNESS.

Above are some symptoms, you can search for more online.

The Solution

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Go to psychIatrist. That’s a thing everyone will suggest. Many people think that going to a psychiatrist is a bad thing and only mentally unstable people go to them, but psychiatrists are the people who will listen to you and will help you overcome this with the help of different exercises and therapies.

If you know someone who’s dealing with above-mentioned symptoms, please go and talk to them even if they don’t want to. Listen to what they are saying, pamper them with all your love. Don’t force them to do something they don’t want to do. Make them feel their worth.

People who are facing or getting  SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, please go and talk to someone. I know to say all this is easy but a person who is actually going through this know how hard all this is. We all should get this point that SUICIDE IS NOT THE OPTION. Sometimes people don’t get the platform for expressing themselves for all those you can contact us via our Instagram, facebook or youtube page.

We all are always available, just talk to us about whatever you wanted to or what you are going through, everything. People, please share the right information about Depression to more and more people.

Even though it’s not a thing most of the people want to read today, but if you have read this article and understood the motive of this I will be very glad

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Jump From the Mexican Tacos to Desi Taco https://www.procaffenation.com/jump-from-the-mexican-tacos-to-desi-taco/ https://www.procaffenation.com/jump-from-the-mexican-tacos-to-desi-taco/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:11:36 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28869 We all know a few things about taco like it’s a Mexican traditional dish, made of corn flour and consists of different fillings. You guys might not know that there is an Indian version of Taco, desi tacos. All the foody people this is the post for you. (Image credit: Taste) Being a foody myself, …

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We all know a few things about taco like it’s a Mexican traditional dish, made of corn flour and consists of different fillings. You guys might not know that there is an Indian version of Taco, desi tacos. All the foody people this is the post for you.

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Being a foody myself, I believe in eating new foods and eating everything in an excess quantity. Delhi is a place where you will find many places to hang out and chill. There are a large no. of cafes and lounges. To be honest, most of them are very expensive and just like me, most of you get a limited amount of pocket money and whom we are lying to we all are broken that’s why I prefer street food more than going to cafes and all.

Desi taco is also a street food. We all have read love stories but most beautiful love stories are of a foody and tasty food. This is one of them, I was in Queen Mary’s School, it’sin Tis Hazari. Next, to our school, there is a hospital St.Stephen. Outside that hospital, there is an old man who sells chole kulcheHe is the only inventor of DESI TACO.

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His main customers are students and when he noticed that it’s hard for students to eat it while walking, he started filling chole in kulcha pocket and then pack it with a piece of newspaper. Students use to call it Kulcha roll. It was of  Rs. 5 back then, and after school, I and my friends use to go there. I was one of those students who ate 3 rolls per day. People remember different things about their school but for a Marian, kulcha roll will always be her best memory.

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Who won’t miss that spicy chole mixed with pyaz(onion) and Hari Mirchi *green chilli*, soft kulcha filled with this and then wrapped in Newspaper? For me, he was my hunger saver. During PTM’s I and mom used to sit at his stall and eat kulcha and chole. Looking at him always make me realize that working hard is always important.

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Writing all this makes me crave for Desi taco. All the people who are reading this and lives in Delhi, you must go to his stall. You will find it outside St. STephen hospital after 10 am and please speak a little loudly to him as he has poor listening power and ask him to make a kulcha roll for you. I am sure you will only thank me after eating it.

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Amazing Health Benefits of Beer: Hair, Nails and Skin https://www.procaffenation.com/amazing-health-benefits-of-beer-hair-nails-and-skin/ https://www.procaffenation.com/amazing-health-benefits-of-beer-hair-nails-and-skin/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 05:49:45 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=10433 We only know a few benefits and uses of beer, which related only with drinking, but have ever thought that beer can have other benefits related to your body as well? Yes, you can even use beer for multiple skin, hair and body benefits. Condition Your Hair (Image credit: Fashion Lady) Our hair need lots …

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We only know a few benefits and uses of beer, which related only with drinking, but have ever thought that beer can have other benefits related to your body as well? Yes, you can even use beer for multiple skin, hair and body benefits.

Condition Your Hair

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Our hair need lots of minerals and proteins to shine all day. The diet we live with is not enough, so it’s essential to nourish your hair entirely. Beer,is a natural conditioner which makes your hair silky, smooth and bouncy. All you have to do is to wash your hair properly with a mild shampoo and just like the way a conditioner is used, pour beer on your head and soak your hair in it and leave for a while, rinse properly.

Disappear Pimples

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The vitamins infused in beer helps to remove acne breakouts which results in no blemishes and glowing skin. Add beer in your regular face pack and apply it once a week for best results.

Clear Blocked Skin Pores

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Whiteheads, clogged pores, blackheads and much more tragedy at once our face undergo through. Mix beer with lemon juice and apply directly on the affected areas. When mixed with lemon, beer with its nutrients clear the clogged pores, remove brown spots and leaves your skin with smooth fresh young look.

Treat Dandruff

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Beer contains Vitamin B and Yeast which helps in treating dandruff from core. Dandruff damages the ahir and makes the scalp dry, it’s important toget rid of dandruff by keeping your scalp clean. Use Beer while shampooing your hair for at least thrice a week for best results.

Soft Heels

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Suffering from cracked or dry heels? Give yourself a beer foot spa. The yeast in beer will help to make your feet smooth. The alcohol present in the beer acts as antiseptic and hence removes unwanted bacteria. Soak your feet in a tub full of beer and enjoy the foot beer spa at home.

Nail Strengthening

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Another benefit of beer is that it strengthens your soft-dull nails. Our nails get weak due to daily household works like washing clothes and utensils. Thus, it’s quite essential to infuse your nails with protein and vitamins. Soak your nails in every one tablespoon of beer, applecider vinegar and olive oil for a around 20 minutes and repeat this every alternative day for thick, strong and shiny nails.

Natural Scruber

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As aforementioned, beer helps in removing dead skin cells which gives you a lighter skin tone. By adding strawberries in beer, it becomes a great exfoliant to remove dirt and impurities which stimulates the growth of new cells. Take 3 ripe strawberries and 1 tablespoon of beer. Mash the strawberries and add beer to it, apply this gently on your face in cirular motion, leave for 15-20 minutes and wash with normal water.

Treat Oily Hair

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Oily hair is tough to manage, even it gets too dirty quickly and we are helpless to stop it. To manage it in your budget, use beer and milk to your scalp. Beer scales the pH levels and reduces excessive oil produced on your scalp. Both beer and milk’s acidic components are quite beneficial for such an issue. Take 3 tablespoon each of beer and milk, mix together and apply gently on scalp, leave for 20 minutes and rinse it off.

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Technological Addiction Turning to Psychological Disorder: Symptoms and Antidote https://www.procaffenation.com/smartphone-addiction-symptoms-and-ant/ https://www.procaffenation.com/smartphone-addiction-symptoms-and-ant/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:19:25 +0000 http://www.procaffenation.com/?p=31097 We all are addicted to technology and when we talk about technology the first strikes our mind is – smartphone. Continuously checking the phone, scrolling newsfeed and many other things out of boredom we do, but what in return we are getting? Psychological disorder. These are some symptoms you are at starting stage of technology …

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We all are addicted to technology and when we talk about technology the first strikes our mind is – smartphone. Continuously checking the phone, scrolling newsfeed and many other things out of boredom we do, but what in return we are getting? Psychological disorder.

These are some symptoms you are at starting stage of technology disorder, most of the people ignore these symptoms or people are not aware of this syndrome. From the study of Harvard University, about 10% of people are suffering from this this disorder.

People are getting addiction of their smart technology. Prior to this increase in numbers of people having psychological disorders.

Anxiety, depression, less of self confidence, disrespect to there own self are beginning symptoms. Suicide like cases or harming their own self , fear of being not attractive etc are its causes.

Here we know which types of disorder are this and how they are affecting our health. Is this syndrome symptoms are not facing you? Know about this disorder and be aware of your mind health.

About 90% of students agree with this , that they usually experienced some vibrations, without having phone.

Phantom Vibration Syndrome

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It is also known as a phantom ringing syndrome. By a study of Georgia Institute of Technology, it’s kind of syndrome where the person always gets a feeling of vibration from his phone, even if his phone is not vibrating. The person gets a sensation of vibration everytime from his phone.

Nomophobia

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Nomophobia or feeling of Anxiety is when you are not using mobile. In this case, someone can feel fear of not having his phone with him, or checking social media in every few minutes, fear of being backward of awareness in their surrounding. These are some symptoms of nomophobia disorder.

Facebook Depression

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Most of the people have a tendency to observe after posting their status or post. For a continuous time, they look for the number of reaction, likes and comments. But after not getting the desired responses on their post a feeling of anxiety and depression-like conditions occur. This symptom leads to Facebook or social anxiety and depression in them.

Selfities Disorder

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Do you take more than 4-5 selfies in a day? Usually, in this type of disorder, the person gets addicted to taking selfies and a kind of self-obsession builds within themselves which creates an urge to represent them more happy in the virtual world, no matter what are they suffering from.

Internet Addiction

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According to a research, about 6% of the world is getting addicted to the internet and social media, which is causing anxiety and depression in their bringing stages and having a mental disorder of this addiction. To get rid of it, you have to consult a psychologist at an early stage.

Fear of expressing, not loving their body, even torturing or harming body are conditions of late stage. 51% of Indians are spending their most of the time on the internet which is highest of all, 39% Japanese, 31% Chinese are using their most of there time on Internet, and a huge amount of chances of having mental issues and disorder.
Internet disorder or anxiety is becoming a major issue in this world, affecting people psychologically. For curing this, they should consult doctors on time.

How to Rehabilitate Conditions

Time Restrictions


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Take time restrictions while using the phone. Set timer on youtube, and your social account it will click your mind that how much you are spending time on it. This will set your mind and being addicted.

Be a Nature Lover

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This means when you are free feel the nature around yourself. Take time for yourself, breath in peace. Time with you and nature, not this virtual world.

Listen Music

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Where listen means to feel emotions of your in favourite songs. Joy, peace, happiness those emotions will join you to your soul.

Make space for yourself, connect with your soul give you more happiness. This internet is now become a generation, handle yourself with you, not this virtual world.

Remember, wine is also good for health, but in small amount. Everything in little amount is good, but excess is hazardous.

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Timeless Interior Design: 4 Essentials That Never Go Out of Style https://www.procaffenation.com/timeless-interior-design-4-essentials-that-never-go-out-of-style/ https://www.procaffenation.com/timeless-interior-design-4-essentials-that-never-go-out-of-style/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:03:30 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=31284 One moment they are being sold out and then, next thing you know – they fall into obscurity. That’s the thing about trends – they fade, and investing in trendy pieces can be costly, since they drift out of vogue so fast. The question arises: How does one decorate their home in a way that …

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One moment they are being sold out and then, next thing you know – they fall into obscurity. That’s the thing about trends – they fade, and investing in trendy pieces can be costly, since they drift out of vogue so fast. The question arises: How does one decorate their home in a way that won’t look dated in a couple of years?  From the financial point of view, a more logical approach to designing your home would be to invest in classic pieces that will stand the test of time rather than buying into the hype. Here, we present you 4 essentials to introduce to your interior design in order to create a classic and timeless look.

Metallics and mirrors for an evergreen and glamorous look

With metallics, your bedroom will appear more luxurious and absolutely timeless since they bounce off the light and serve as the eye-catching elements wherever they are placed. Because of their sophisticated and clean look, metallics always seem to find their way into a classically styled home, especially the silvers and chromes – they’ve been present in homes for years.

Another classic addition to your room would be the mirrors. Go with wall mirrors with frames in metallic hues, like gold, silver or bronze, or opt for simple white-framed ones. Mirrors are a great alternative to statement paintings, and they can be placed in entryways, the dining area or living room. Other than making your room feel much bigger than it actually is, mirrors can also glam up the space while remaining classic and timeless at the same time – what you get is the best of both worlds.

A piece of furniture as a focal point

A focal point directs the eyes to certain elements in the room while the others will serve as a base. Symmetry is connected to the supporting elements of the focal point, and they’re meant to bring a sense of cohesiveness. The key is to place matching accessories in pairs, thus creating a mirror image. In the living room, your focal point could be a picture on the wall or a fireplace, and what you place on each side will bring in the symmetry– it could be two identical lamps or figures, for instance. In the bathroom, a vanity or a freestanding bathtub can become focal points. Look for high-quality baths for sale to use as a centrepiece and then decorate with two mirrors on the wall or two pedestal sinks. This way, you’re creating a refined and well-balanced space which is sure to remain stylish for years to come.

Lighting fixtures – chandeliers and lamps

When it comes to choosing the right lighting fixtures for your home, opt for the ones that are unlikely to be affected by what’s trendy at the moment. Be sure to include lamps into your living space to make it feel more spacious, cosy and pleasant. Place them on your charming coffee table or above an artwork to make them stand out. Chandeliers are always a popular option, and they never seem to go out of style. Their versatility is probably the reason why they have often been seen in halls, dining rooms and even walk-in closets in recent years. They are incorporated as an elegant, eye-catching element, giving the space a glamorous and luxurious flair while also serving the purpose of literally lighting up the room.

White kitchens are always a win

Kitchens and bathrooms can play a big role when the potential buyers are deciding on purchasing the house. So, if you ever decide to sell your house, opting for a white kitchen would be an excellent choice, since the resale value can go up significantly. White kitchen elements are classic – their clean and sophisticated look is very attractive, while their versatility allows for the addition of colours if you want to spice it up a bit – that is the reason why they’ve been a staple in many homes throughout the decades. Their timeless look makes them the perfect choice for anyone’s home and that is why you should consider going for a white kitchen if you’re thinking about remodelling.

There are many ways to make your home look timeless and classic. Choose traditional pieces while relying on symmetry and focal points to get the balanced look of the room. Aim for simplicity and elegance to get a nicely decorated home and avoid renovating every couple of years because the trends have changed. By using the décor essentials listed above, your home won’t be getting out of style anytime soon.

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If Our Blood is Red, Then Why Veins Appear Blue? https://www.procaffenation.com/if-our-blood-is-red-then-why-veins-appear-blue/ https://www.procaffenation.com/if-our-blood-is-red-then-why-veins-appear-blue/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:17:54 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25203 If blood is red, and we bleed red whether it’s for a lover or whether it’s for lab tests, then why are the veins on our wrist and ankles appear blue? The blue color is less in the environment, that is there are literally no animals of blue color. Except for one butterfly and frog …

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If blood is red, and we bleed red whether it’s for a lover or whether it’s for lab tests, then why are the veins on our wrist and ankles appear blue?

The blue color is less in the environment, that is there are literally no animals of blue color. Except for one butterfly and frog who are not actually blue but seem blue because of tiny bone structures. Blue is a very rare color, just like the sky and ocean are in nature(that is also because of refraction of White Light). Yet it can be seen in us, the Humankind. In this evolved Homo Sapiens, from apes, there is this blue color, but is it really there? Let’s find out.

Have you ever wonder about that!

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Yes, that’s true we have both veins and arteries. But we don’t bleed out from our arteries (we do, but in a lab test and stuff). It’s the veins and that blue thing is definitely nor poison neither it is water. (If you think the body is made up of 70% water that is not the case either). If you are going dark or considering yourself Lord Shiva ( if you get my bad pun). So, coming back to the point, why veins are blue?

Blood is always red. Actually, veins look blue because light penetrate through the skin and illuminates the veins. White light (from the sun) penetrate with different degrees of success. What makes it back to your eye is the blue light.

Let’s find out the Actual Reason :

When someone asks the question “Why are veins blue?” a likely response is that they’re blue because the blood in the veins is de-oxygenated. Which is certainly accurate, but not the perfect truth that veins carry a lower concentration of oxygen-rich blood than their arterial counterparts, this still isn’t the reason for their bluish appearance in our skin.

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Usually people react to blue vein concept by assuming that it is caused by de-oxygenated-blood and then wrangle with the statement that “I’ve never seen blue blood ever before” one might then hear the slightly more revealing and little legit but increasingly far-fetched claim that we don’t ever observe blue blood because it is immediately oxidized upon contact with air. (Check out these beautiful  Yahoo Answers to witness these arguments yourself with all due pleasure.)

Wrong. Blood is never blue. Duh. Ever. Period. (And, this is an ideal example of why you should not ingest information from Yahoo Answers uncritically.)

The Concept of White Light :

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The bright red color of arterial blood stems from a complex that’s formed between iron, haemoglobin and molecular oxygen. This complex mainly absorbs shorter wavelength ( higher energy) blue and green light, leaving behind primarily just red wavelengths for human eyes to detect.

However, even when blood is largely exhaust of oxygen, it is never blue: it’s more of a deeper red or maroon color. And, although I have not engaged in surgery. But those who have participated in surgery did assure that in surgery, veins within the body never appear blue either. So, not just blood but, veins on their own aren’t blue either. “Blue Veins” are a unique phenomenon to the skin.

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The most elementary answer that can be given is that physically and stem directly from the way in which light interacts with blood (how it is absorbed) and with skin (in this case, how light is reflected). And one of the many other reasons for blue appears can be psychological, dealing with the way in which our brain processes information relatively to generate color perception.

The heart pumps blood to lungs, which picks up the oxygen-rich blood. The oxygen-rich blood is pumped out to various body parts through arteries. It’s bright red at this point. From arteries, the blood flows through tiny blood vessels known as capillaries. Here, the capillaries give up its oxygen to the body’s tissues. (Your lips have a lot of these capillaries, which is why they’re red). Now, the de-oxygenated blood returns back to the heart, through veins. This blood is darker in color but not blue. So, de-oxygenated blood is not any reason.

Conclusion

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The reason why only veins appear blue and not arteries are that veins are the only vessels we actually observe through the human skin. This is due to the fact that veins have thinner walls, are larger, and are more superficial than arteries. (medically speak for closer to the surface). All of these aspects of veins have clear biological rationales.  The primary function of the venous system is as a blood reservoir, which is beyond just carrying blood back to the heart.

In fact, about two-thirds of our blood volume is held in our veins at any given time, hence their larger size. The heart pushes blood directly through the arteries, therefore, blood flows with much higher pressure, thus walls of arteries are thicker than that of veins.

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Finally, veins play an important role in heat exchange with the outside environment which helps to cool down the body. Hence, they are located closer to the surface of the human skin.  Arteries can also perform the similar function, but it’s much more superior to keep those higher pressure blood conduits deeper in the body and protect them from injury.

The take-home message here is that the bluish appearance of veins in the skin has everything to do with the thickness of skin, the light phenomena along where they are located which have nothing to do with the concentration of oxygen within them. In fact, if we could see them through the skin as well, even arteries would look blue because of the phenomena of light.

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What a Brain Can Do But The PCs Cannot? https://www.procaffenation.com/brain-can-do-that-the-pcs-unable/ https://www.procaffenation.com/brain-can-do-that-the-pcs-unable/#respond Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:27:33 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26885 People are great at a few things. PCs are great at different things. As Google President Eric Schmidt has put it, the key for people who need to prevail later on will watch. This “partition of forces” and be teaming up with PCs while having some expertise in what we specialize in. Yet, would it …

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People are great at a few things. PCs are great at different things. As Google President Eric Schmidt has put it, the key for people who need to prevail later on will watch. This “partition of forces” and be teaming up with PCs while having some expertise in what we specialize in. Yet, would it be that individuals are great at? Human actions are overlooking our keys, be getting diverted and irritated. Afterwards contemplating where to eat. Human? Indeed. Helpful? PCs’ qualities lie in speed and exactness, while people’s qualities are about adaptability.

PC programs are advancing from straightforward guidelines based rationale to design acknowledgement. This utilizes additionally handling force and more information. Example acknowledgement can manage more unpredictable errands than rules-based rationale. Yet it works best as a supplement to, not a substitute for, human work. There are some sorts of work that people do well but PCs can’t (yet):

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Unstructured Critical Thinking  

Taking care of for issues in which the tenets don’t right now exist. Illustrations: a specialist diagnosing an ailment. A legal counselor composing a powerful contention. A fashioner making another web application.   Obtaining and handling new data, choosing what is important in a surge of vague marvels. A researcher finding the properties of a solution. A submerged voyager. A writer giving an account of a story.  

Non-routine Physical Work

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Performing complex undertakings in 3-D space. From cleaning to heading to cooking to giving nail trim. These are thought of as generally low-gifted work for people. Yet requires a blend of aptitude #1 and ability #2 that is still troublesome for PCs to ace.  

When you isolate out these factors, it’s less demanding to comprehend the unpredictable ways. Both innovation and outsourcing are influencing the activity showcase.  It an “emptying out” of the market. There’s an entire arrangement of centre gifted employments like liquidating checks. These include endorsing contract applications, offering carrier tickets, writing and organizing letters. And taking tolls, that is by and large halfway or completely supplanted by PC programs.

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A part of these occupations vanish, and others turn out to be more perplexing and fascinating. The PC assumes control over the normal parts of the errand. Bank employee to money related counsellor; set out operator to specific excursion supplier. Secretary to the official right hand. At the end of the day, what’s left for people? The robots have vanquished. Everything is low-gifted physical occupations and talented, complex mental employments.

The creators finish up by suggesting that we reexamine our training framework. This is to get ready youngsters for an “expanded accentuation on theoretical comprehension and issue solving”. And to all the more likely team up with, deal with, and program the PCs that will keep on being our sidekicks.

Being human  

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Communicating sympathy, influencing individuals to rest easy, dealing with others. Being masterful and innovative for imagination, communicating feeling. Powerlessness, influencing individuals to giggle. The human touch is basic for most occupations, and sometimes, it is the whole employment. In this one, people win.  

The Mind is More Than a Computerized PC

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The mind is so unpredictable. With such a significant number of communications happening at various levels. It’s not difficult to catch everything that is going ahead at each level. Yet how would you even know what amount of detail and what number of levels you have to catch?  For instance, there is action in our brains at the levels of iotas, atoms, electrical action.

Also at the synthetic action, movement of composed varieties of neurons, approaching tactile data. This also includes associations with our bodies, our surroundings, and other individuals. How would you know what the number of these things you have to catch. Keep in mind the end goal to comprehend and show the workings of our brains?   The simple structure of the cerebrum isn’t composed. Yet rather it advanced through the span of a large number of years. 

Our brains are the results of an exceptional transformative history. This can never be replayed, demonstrated, or completely known. PCs are outlined and can be figured out. It might be difficult to figure out the mind as it was never built to an arrangement in any case!

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Five Animals With Wierd and Different Mating Behaviours https://www.procaffenation.com/animals-with-wierd-and-different-mating-behaviours/ https://www.procaffenation.com/animals-with-wierd-and-different-mating-behaviours/#respond Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:35:48 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26452 You may have seen videos of an anglerfish match mating. Anglerfish are not by any means the only case of awful relationship progression in the set of all animals. We Humans, as a whole, realize that it’s undesirable to give your entire self over to the individual you cherish. Simply joking. This is Well known …

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You may have seen videos of an anglerfish match mating. Anglerfish are not by any means the only case of awful relationship progression in the set of all animals. We Humans, as a whole, realize that it’s undesirable to give your entire self over to the individual you cherish.

Simply joking. This is Well known Science. We are not here to strengthen your normal confusions. We’re here to smash your dreams. Lock in, the accomplice. It’s the ideal opportunity for some hard facts.

Sea Otters

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Male ocean otters have various female accomplices and commonly just go through a couple of days with everyone, in light of when the female is fruitful. Later she’ll bring forth a solitary little guy and will satisfy every single parental obligation while her mate heads out to do everything all over again with another partner.

That is not all that awful. If the male otter gets serious, it holds the female’s head or nose with his jaws which would clearly scar the female for life.

Likewise, male southern ocean otters sometimes assault youthful harbor seals to death. That too, for no particular reason.

Lobsters

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Phoebe from Friends led you wrong from various perspectives. Yet, the principal logical blunder was in telling the watchers that lobsters mate forever. They don’t.

They have a sort of scavenger spring break. In this break, the woman lobsters hang tight for a short hurl with whichever neighborhood male had demonstrated predominance. The female lobster does, at any rate, have some control over the circumstance since she was the one who lured him in the first place.

Nursery Web Spiders

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A hesitant minimal male arachnid bringing a woman some delectably wrapped treats sounds charming. We should all be so fortunate as to have an accomplice who brings us nourishment they know we like since they cherish us. What’s more, it is very adorable—until the point that you discover that the main genuine objective here is for the male to mate with the female insect before she eats him.

He now and then just makes a phony present with nothing inside—or more regrettable, wraps the blessing, however, gets ravenous in transit and eats it himself—to make sure he can have intercourse. Perhaps that is the reason the female arachnid eats him.

Bowerbirds

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Male bowerbirds broadly fabricate little altars—called groves—to tempt females to come to mate with them. They fill the arbors with sparkling things and jump around attempting to show their merchandise as well as can be expected.

For reasons unknown we have concluded this is charming, however, we should consider it for a second. You would prefer not to wind up with the buddy who takes you back to his condo to demonstrate to you his debilitated stereo framework or demands driving you home so you can sit in his Porsche. Discover you a mate who you like as a man, not for their stuff. Furthermore, quit humanizing flying creatures.

Giraffes

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No PopSci creature mating article would be finished without a little giraffe sex. In spite of the fact that you can purchase a million diverse “giraffe heart” pieces of jewelry on Etsy, indicating two giraffes affectionately framing a heart with their necks, genuine giraffes have awful sexual experiences.

They don’t mate to such an extent as the male chases after the female with a furious erection and her over and again endeavors to leave, until the point when he mounts her all of a sudden and completes in three seconds. It’s generally more established male giraffes doing the mating, as well, and they lean toward youthful females. At that point, she’s pregnant for over multi-year. Only a brief comment before purchasing your accomplice a charming neckband.

Love King

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Astonishment! It’s the gooney bird. These winged animals take ages to achieve sexual development and significantly longer to begin rearing, taking into account a lot of time to hone their mating move, which they learn by watching more seasoned fowls court each other.

Youthful gooney birds hit the dance floor with a few accomplices, trying out different pairings, however, in the end, pick only one accomplice to hit the dance floor with until the end of time. It appears that this exertion in advance happens on the grounds that gooney birds have so a couple of youthful, and set aside a long opportunity to raise them.

It’s a tremendous exertion, so you need to make sure you pick the correct winged animal. Additionally, the youthful ones are so cushy it harms. Long experience the gooney bird.

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Selfie: A Mandatory Click Before Everything You Do https://www.procaffenation.com/selfie-a-mandatory-click-before-everything-you-do/ https://www.procaffenation.com/selfie-a-mandatory-click-before-everything-you-do/#respond Tue, 12 Mar 2019 04:40:41 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=19711 This recent trend selfie has taken the world of internet by a storm. Selfie is a photograph of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and figuratively it means that it is the best close up of a person clicked for uploading on social media to get likes and comments of friends, family …

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This recent trend selfie has taken the world of internet by a storm. Selfie is a photograph of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and figuratively it means that it is the best close up of a person clicked for uploading on social media to get likes and comments of friends, family and even strangers.

Steps to Take a Right Selfie

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Look your best with the perfect makeup on, your luscious locks flowing, your features highlighted and the most important element is to get the angle right, then just press the button a hundred times and finally choose the best one for uploading it on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account.

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A handy smartphone with an essentially front facing camera and a basic data plan is all one needs to click and instantly share the selfie with the world. The selfie trend especially among the youth has caused a buzz in the mobile industry. India was the fastest growing smartphone market in 2013. Smartphones are selling like hot cakes. Selfie has become a phenomenon which has reached even the remote areas of the world and has connected those people with the mainstream society.

The Selfie Trend

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The celebrities, actors and politicians have taken the craziness a notch higher with their selfies. Everyone wants to get the pout right just like Sonam Kapoor or imitate Virat Kohli’s attitude in their selfie. Various brands are using the selfie wave to promote their products and organize selfie contests for the same. We are often get surprised by people’s creativity while taking a selfie. The selfie fever has spared from children to the elderly and from politicians to actors. Even songs have been composed with a selfie as the theme.

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Surprisingly or not so surprisingly, the word selfie was termed as the ‘word of the year’ by Oxford Dictionary. The word selfie brought with itself various versions like helfie (picture of your hair), welfie (workout selfie) and groupfie (group selfie). Millions of selfies are taken every day and those in between the age of 18 and 24 take 30% of the selfies.

The Reason Behind Selfie

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A psychological reason behind selfie is that it allows us to look at ourselves in the way we want the world to look at us. We want the perfect selfie to match our perception of what we think we look like. Sometimes people take a selfie just to hide their true emotions and show to the world that they are happy which is a matter of great concern because they might be facing serious anxiety or depression problems or taking selfie might be an addiction for people to forget and enjoy the present moment in lieu of capturing it in a selfie for the future.

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Taking a selfie has even turned fatal for many. Trying to click a selfie at dangerous locations like on a bridge, terrace, near a river or on the road with heavy traffic for fun and adventure has cost many people their lives. So taking selfies is fun and cool but one should be cautious and aware of his surroundings.

Every time you step out of your house you are going to find somebody or the other taking a selfie and this selfie culture is only going to rise so be ready with your perfect selfie to become a trendsetter!

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Miracle Berries That Could Change Your Taste https://www.procaffenation.com/miracle-berries-that-could-change-your-taste/ https://www.procaffenation.com/miracle-berries-that-could-change-your-taste/#respond Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:25:34 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=20408 Have you ever heard about this peculiar fruit which can change your taste into the opposite taste of that thing? These are known as miracle berries. They are the native fruit of West Africa. Miracle berries have the ability to alter your taste from sweet to sour and sour to sweet. Synsepalum dulcifiam is the …

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Have you ever heard about this peculiar fruit which can change your taste into the opposite taste of that thing?

These are known as miracle berries. They are the native fruit of West Africa.

Miracle berries have the ability to alter your taste from sweet to sour and sour to sweet. Synsepalum dulcifiam is the plant on which these berries are grown. They are red in colour, oval shaped, small in size, and not more than 2 cm long.

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Controversies related to this fruit

These berries have been indulged in a big controversy. In the 1970s, an attempt was made to commercialise the fruit but it ended in failure when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared the berry as “food addictive”.

Later on, there was another controversy stating that the project had been sabotaged and the research was burgled by the sugar industry to prevent loss of business. Now it is out of FDA and it has been declared as the “fruit” and in the hands of U.S. department of agriculture (USDA).

History of the fruit

This name was derived from Gymnema Sylvestre and Thaumatococcus Danielli, which are two other species of the same plant from which these berries are produced. This tree or shrub is widely cultivated in Africa because it needs a frost-free environment and a partial shade with high humidity.

Historically this berry was used to improve the flavour of soured cornbread. In the tropical region of West Africa, where the fruit originates, the pulp is used to sweeten the palm wine. But now these berries are widely used as an ingredient for making wines, beer, cocktails, vinegar and pickles etc.

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By eating this berry, you can taste its tanginess and sweetness, just you have to swirl the pulp all around in your mouth. And then its effect will last for about 20 minutes and in between these 20 minutes, you can enjoy your sweet lemon, sour desserts and many more things of your choice.

The miraculous effects occur because of the miraculin which is present in the fruit. The miraculous molecules bind to the tongue’s taste buds which cause this alteration in taste.

Now go and grab yourself some miracle berries.

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Look Into The City Of 14 Islands https://www.procaffenation.com/look-into-the-city-of-14-islands/ https://www.procaffenation.com/look-into-the-city-of-14-islands/#respond Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:10:05 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=20184 We call it “The City of Islands” or Stockholm. It is located in Sweden. The city which has a huge number of population with 1.5 million people in the urban area and 2.3 million people in the metropolitan area. But the most interesting part about this city is that it has 14 islands. Stockholm is …

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We call it “The City of Islands” or Stockholm.

It is located in Sweden. The city which has a huge number of population with 1.5 million people in the urban area and 2.3 million people in the metropolitan area. But the most interesting part about this city is that it has 14 islands.

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Stockholm is the a which was first developed during the Stone Age and by the year, 1252 it had been declared as an official city by the Swedish statesman, Birger Jarl. The actual region of Stockholm where the islands are situated is known as the Stockholm archipelago. These islands have very special names and an amazing history.

Islands and Islets in Stockholm

  1. Beckholmen
  2. Djurgarden
  3. Helgeandsholmen
  4. Kastellholmen
  5. Kungholmen
  6. Lilla essingen
  7. Langholmen
  8. Reimersholme
  9. Riddarholen
  10. Stadsholmen
  11. Stromsborg
  12. Skeppsholmen
  13. Stora essingen
  14. Sodermalm

Above mentioned names are the 14 islands of Stockholm. This city is not that famous but it’s a must visit place for everyone. Not only are the islands beautiful but the architecture and the desserts are somethings which are also very famous and you can’t miss out on them.

Famous Desserts of Stockholm

1- Prinsesstarta

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2- Pannkakor

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3- Ostkaka

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These are the top three desserts which are very famous in Stockholm and are really delicious and mouthwatering. The uniqueness in terms of taste and texture which these desserts have is outstanding.

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The city is worth going on a vacation. This city is located on the banks of the Archipelago where Lake Malaren meets the Baltic Sea. This city centre is virtually situated on the water.

The most important thing that one should keep in mind while planning a holiday to this beautiful city is to be aware of the weather that depends upon the ice conditions there, due to which the routes get blocked. Because the city is connected to the islands by bridges which make it more fascinating and marvellous.

All in all, it’s a perfect city for everyone to roam around with beautiful gardens and amazing boat rides.

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Things A Coffee Lover Needs To Know! https://www.procaffenation.com/things-a-coffee-lover-needs-to-know/ https://www.procaffenation.com/things-a-coffee-lover-needs-to-know/#respond Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:03:56 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=17209 The only thing I need in the morning is a cup of coffee to get through the rush and humdrum of the upcoming day. I’m a huge coffee lover and I am sure that it’s not just me. SO, here are all the facts that a coffee lover needs to know. 1. New Yorkers Are …

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The only thing I need in the morning is a cup of coffee to get through the rush and humdrum of the upcoming day. I’m a huge coffee lover and I am sure that it’s not just me.

SO, here are all the facts that a coffee lover needs to know.

1. New Yorkers Are The Largest Coffee Consumers In The USA

New York is the only thing that comes to our mind when we talk about coffee. People in New York consume seven times as much coffee as is consumed by the rest of the U.S.A. No wonder one can find hundreds of coffee shops in New York City as this is the only thing that ties the city and it’s people together. Thereby New York becoming the largest coffee consumer in the U.S.A.

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2. Best Time To Have A Cup Is Between 9:30AM-11: 30 AM

Cortisol levels rise three times a day, so the most effective times of the day to drink coffee would be 9:30AM-11:30 AM. According to a study, having a cup of coffee at night not only keeps you awake but also messes up with our body in a way that confuses our body as when to sleep and when to wake up. Thereby it is suggested not to drink coffee six hours before going to bed.

3. Politeness is all you need to enter a South French cafe

Saying Bonjour in a French Cafe is something that is mandatory if you don’t want your coffee to be expensive. Not only bonjour but basic adequates of saying Au Revoir is all you need to know if you do not want your coffee to be expensive. Yes! This cafe will charge you extra for your rudeness but on the other hand, will also provide you with great discount for your politeness. Happy Coffee!

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4. Where Did Cappuccino come from?

Capuchin Friars is where the name cappuccino is taken from. The colour of the espresso mixed with frothed milk looks somewhat similar to the role of the members of the larger Franciscan order of monks. Despite the fact where the name came from, this Italian drink still continues to be one of our favourites.

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5. More the Coffee, Lesser the Risk of Liver Damage

According to a research four cups of coffee, a day may be good for your liver. It apparently reduces the risk of Cirhossis and not only this but caffeine helps to break the fat stored in the liver cells. So more the cups of coffee, lessen the risk of Cirhossis. However, this will be of no use if there’s no reduction in alcohol consumption.

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6. Does Coffee keep you Dehydrated?

Contrary to the belief that coffee keeps you dehydrated studies have found something completely opposite of it. According to this, people who drank caffeinated beverages were noted with increased urination. Thus, coffee does not tend to increase the risk of dehydration. Still, many people suffer from headaches and insomnia after the consumption of caffeinated drinks.

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7. Mile Long Attempts to Ban Coffee

Yes! This may sound weird but there have been attempts by the government in the history to ban coffee. Some of these places are Mecca, Sweden, Italy, and Prussia. In Constantinople, anyone who was seen having a cup of coffee was punished in the form of beating and if anyone was caught for the second time, he/she was sewn into a bag and toppled off into the waters of the Bosporus. oh okay!

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Exciting, wasn’t it? There’s so much more for coffee lovers every single time. In spite of this, tell me, would you be able to survive if the coffee was banned in your country? Oops, I hope that never happens to anyone!

Read Also: Is Decaf Coffee Harmful To The Ozone Layer?

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Interesting Facts About The Power Of Meditation https://www.procaffenation.com/interesting-facts-about-the-power-of-meditation/ https://www.procaffenation.com/interesting-facts-about-the-power-of-meditation/#respond Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:13:45 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=31061 From ancient times, our ancestors have been practicing meditation. This is because they know the power of the subconscious mind that exists within us. Here are some unbelievable facts about the power of meditation —  1. Telepathy – (reading minds)  Telepathy is the concept of mind-reading or communicating something to someone from a distance. Here‘ …

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From ancient times, our ancestors have been practicing meditation. This is because they know the power of the subconscious mind that exists within us. Here are some unbelievable facts about the power of meditation — 

1. Telepathy – (reading minds) 

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Telepathy is the concept of mind-reading or communicating something to someone from a distance. Here‘ tele ’ means to communicate and ‘ pathy ’ means distance.

It’s like the functioning of a telephone but in telepathy, we can understand someone’s feelings, emotions or thoughts without any actual talk.
 
It is possible for us humans to communicate with somebody’s mind. It’s not a supernatural power, it is the power of the subconscious mind which we can activate with meditation.

2. Control over Body Temperature –

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We can control our body temperature as per our need . Somewhere you may have read that a few saints have been living in the Himalayas for years in minus degrees centigrade without any health issues. This is because they have control over their subconscious minds. If they can do it, so can we. Blank your conscious thoughts and meditate.
 
Control your mind and don’t let your mind control you.
 

3. Silva Mind Control Method

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Silva was a scientist who worked on the human brain. In one of his methods,  he proved that all the energies around have the power to work on our thoughts; we have a conscious and a subconscious mind . We all are using only the conscious mind while it is actually only our temporary thoughts .

We have to control and order our subconscious mind for making our daydreams into reality. It’s all we have in humans. 

We can do anything and everything by exercising control over our subconscious minds.

Most of the successful people meditate to power their subconscious mind to attain their goal in reality.

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The Forbidden Land Of Agartha: A Myth Or Another Hidden Truth? https://www.procaffenation.com/know-forbidden-land-agartha-myth-hidden-truth/ https://www.procaffenation.com/know-forbidden-land-agartha-myth-hidden-truth/#respond Sat, 02 Mar 2019 17:38:41 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=17267 Is there any evidence of civilization harbouring life beneath the Earth’s surface or is it just a hot solid mass of iron and nickel? There’s still so much to be discovered about our mystical planet and as crazy as it sounds there is an extraordinary theory about the Earth being hollow and a city named …

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Is there any evidence of civilization harbouring life beneath the Earth’s surface or is it just a hot solid mass of iron and nickel? There’s still so much to be discovered about our mystical planet and as crazy as it sounds there is an extraordinary theory about the Earth being hollow and a city named Agartha residing deep within.

Agartha is a legendary city known to reside deep inside our planet. Also known by the names Agartta, Agharti or Agarta, it is often associated with Shambhala (a mythical kingdom, mentioned in various ancient texts such as Vishnu Purana, stating it to be the birthplace of Kalki) as the capital city of Agartha. Hindus know Shambhala as Aryavartha (the land of worthy ones, the land of Vedas) and it has also been called as the Land of Living Gods, the Forbidden Land, the Land of White Waters and the Land of Living Fire.

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The Entrance

Apparently, there are several entrances to this underground city of Agartha, some of which are in-wells and out-wells of energy including Kentucky Mammoth Cave, in the US, the mysterious Bermuda triangle, the Soviet Union and interestingly one being the Himalayan Mountains in Tibet which is allegedly guarded by the Hindu Monks.

Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, a 19th-century French occultist published his first account on Agartha saying that this hidden world will be accessible for all the mankind when the Anarchy existing in our world is replaced by Synarchy.

The Inhabitants and the Conspiracies

The legend says there was an ancient race that populated the Earth surface millions of years ago and then moved to the underground city, structuring their own environment and necessities.

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The Shaver Mystery is one of the most controversial tales about the dwellers of inner Earth.

A man named Richard Shaver claimed to be the guest of the so-called forbidden kingdom of Agartha. As he didn’t have any evidence to prove the same, only a few people actually believed him.

He contended that their race realized that the Sun was causing them to age prematurely and eventually decided to seek a new home underground.

Read Also – Bored? Get An Insight Into The World’s Most Unusual Borders!

Did Hitler really die or did he escape to the city within? Food for thought right?

It is a very well documented theory about Nazis exploring arctic regions to set up bases and test weapons and also that they were obsessed with the occult and esotericism. It doesn’t stop here, there are conspiracies about Hitler escaping to that world. There are pieces of evidence that indicate that the Nazis spent a lot of time searching for Agartha as an escape for Hitler in the case of a dire emergency.

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Some believe that the US government is already aware of the city and covering up the facts. There are so many things they hide, who knows what else they are hiding!

Agartha Proof in Ancient Cultures

Just when you think these theories are nothing but fantasies and excessive imaginations, there are actual pieces of evidence in ancient history of another world within our Earth. The possibility of Earth being hollow and the idea of a secret civilization has flooded people’s mind through centuries. It is said that the Pharaohs of Egypt accessed and communicated with the underground world through tunnels hidden in the Pyramids and many more beliefs just like that.

What’s astonishing is a Map made by cartographer Heinrich C. Berann that shows an entrance to the inner world of Agartha. The map has the most captivating detail of underwater passage running along the entire continent and congregates at the exact location identified as the opening to the hollow Earth.

A mathematical genius, Leonard Euler contented that the Earth is hollow with a central sun and it was inhabited.

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There have been several operations conducted by the Russians who attempted to drill down as far as possible to see if the tales were true, but the team couldn’t find Agartha and still believes that it’s further down.

Although many of the theories were proven wrong, new discoveries about the Earth’s crust came into light. For instance, a layer of basalt was found completely missing and the presence of water was detected where it shouldn’t have been.

True or just a wild imagination, no one knows what is really down there!

 Read Also – Scary Mythical Creatures From Around The World

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A Girl’s Guide To Moving Into Her New Apartment https://www.procaffenation.com/girls-guide-to-moving-into-her-new-apartment/ https://www.procaffenation.com/girls-guide-to-moving-into-her-new-apartment/#respond Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:03:30 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30822 When the time comes to move into a new apartment, you probably can’t wait to start decorating it. After all, one of the most exciting parts of settling in is personalizing your new home. However, in order to get to that part, first you have to deal with the less fun parts – packing, unpacking, …

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When the time comes to move into a new apartment, you probably can’t wait to start decorating it. After all, one of the most exciting parts of settling in is personalizing your new home. However, in order to get to that part, first you have to deal with the less fun parts – packing, unpacking, and everything in between. So, to help you make the moving process faster, more efficient, and more fun, here are a few tips you should consider.

1. Pack a separate bag

The chances are you won’t unpack everything in one day. So, make sure you have everything you need for one or two days easily accessible in a separate bag or box. This way, you can take your time unpacking, and you won’t have to search for your toothbrush at 1 a.m. or your favorite eyeliner 10 minutes before your time for work. The best way to do this is to imagine your usual day, and write down all the things you use in the morning, at work, and before bed. Then, pack those things separately, and you’ll be able to function normally even if it takes you a bit longer to unpack and organize.

2. Pack your clothes the smart way

Packing your clothes can be a drag since everything needs to be folded nicely and put into boxes…or does it? If you have lots of clothes on hangers, you can make this step much easier. Simply slide your clothes on hangers directly into garbage bags. You can then pack the bags into boxes for some extra protection, or you can just group them in one corner of your moving truck. Unpacking would be a breeze, and you’d have all your clothes ready to be worn again right away.

3.Protect your makeup

If you like wearing makeup, you probably know how fragile powder cosmetics are. And if they break, well, there’s not much you can do except buy new makeup. So, when you start packing your delicate beauty items, make use of cotton balls. You can put them inside the makeup compacts so they can act as cushions. This way, your makeup is more likely to arrive at your new apartment in one piece.

4. Move on your own

If you have a lot of valuable things, or if you simply prefer to take things into your own hands, forget the moving companies. You can use a Budget truck rental option, get a few friends to help you move the boxes, and transfer your stuff to your new apartment. This way, you wouldn’t have to think about the boxes – whether something will get broken or not – because you’ll know exactly how you organized them.

5. Protect your dishware

If you have any valuable dishware, you can use your shirts to protect it. This way, you’d save on bubble wrap, and you’d also pack more things at once. Just don’t forget to label the boxes with breakable dishware so you know which boxes you need to be careful with – and where to find your dishes when you start unpacking.

6. Prevent messy explosions

Your bottled hygiene products can, sometimes, explode if you accidentally put them under some other heavy box. Plus, if you forget to close the lid tightly, well, you can imagine the mess you’ll have to clean up later. So, make sure to place all your shampoos, body lotions, moisturizers, and other liquid beauty products in plastic bags before packing them. This way, even if something does happen, the mess would be contained within the plastic bag and easier to clean.

7. Take pictures

You’ll probably take plenty of photos in your new home anyway, but this isn’t just about celebrating a new start. If you’re a renter, taking photos of your apartment before you move in will protect you when you decide to move out. It’ll increase your chances of getting your deposit back because you’ll be able to prove that the apartment you’re leaving is in the same condition as it was when you moved in.

Moving to a new apartment is always exciting, but it can also be exhausting. There are many things you need to keep in mind, and the moving part itself could drain your enthusiasm. So, consider the above-listed suggestions, and you’ll be done with the boring part in no time.

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All You Need To Know About The Fascinating Phenomenon Of White Rainbows! https://www.procaffenation.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-fascinating-phenomenon-of-white-rainbows/ https://www.procaffenation.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-fascinating-phenomenon-of-white-rainbows/#respond Wed, 27 Feb 2019 18:28:02 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=5886 VIBGYOR is quite possibly the most known acronym worldwide. Rainbows are a mesmerising treat for the eyes. They have us spellbound with their charm no matter how many times we see them. It is probably the only naturally occurring phenomenon that enables us to see multiple colours at once. But, can rainbows also be of …

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VIBGYOR is quite possibly the most known acronym worldwide. Rainbows are a mesmerising treat for the eyes. They have us spellbound with their charm no matter how many times we see them. It is probably the only naturally occurring phenomenon that enables us to see multiple colours at once.

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But, can rainbows also be of a single colour?

In 2016, a photographer based in the UK, Melvin Nicholson, captured the rarest sight of a pure white light arch in Scotland. It was not like white rainbows were not a thing before but this one was the most recent proper sighting. White rainbow, or “fog bow”, they called it.

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

According to NASA:

The fogbow’s lack of colors is caused by the smaller water drops … so small that the wavelength of light becomes important. Diffraction smears out colors that would be created by larger rainbow water drops..

A fog bow, or a white rainbow, is obviously a similar phenomenon to a rainbow. But like the name suggests, it appears as a bow in fog and not in rain. Like rainbows, fogbows can be seen when the sun is at your back. When a fog bow appears at night, it is called a lunar fog bow.

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GETTING INTO THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT

Violet light bends the most, red least. So red light is angled more steeply towards the ground than other colours. This means that red light leaving water droplets higher in the sky has a better chance of reaching your eyes. This is why we see rainbows as bands of colours with red on the outside.

Fogbows are formed when sunlight meets moisture, refracting light from the tiny water droplets suspended in the air. While rainbows mostly appear after rainfall, as sunlight refracts through larger water droplets, fog bows show up when the sun shines on fog, consisting of much smaller water droplets.

“Due to the small size of the droplets, the light waves don’t spend enough time within the droplets to refract enough to separate cleanly and focus into colours,” US National Weather Services meteorologist Brian Jackson explained.

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Unlike water droplets during rain, fog particles of water act as much smaller prisms. They can’t refract as much light but allow light to diffract from the small droplets and merge into a circular white haze as the colours continually overlap each other.

According to The Weather Channel, the best condition for spotting a fog bow is on a slightly foggy day, with bright sunshine on your back, around areas likely to gather humidity like a field, a mountain valley, at a coast, or on a lakeshore.

Read Also: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Upside Down Rainbows

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Oils And Their Benefits: Here Are Some Unusual Oils And Their Advantages https://www.procaffenation.com/unsual-oil-and-advantages/ https://www.procaffenation.com/unsual-oil-and-advantages/#respond Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:52:01 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=454 Oils And Their Benefits Since ancient times, oils have been the most preferred panacea of any problem. Whether it is healing a wound or the benefits on one’s skin or hair, oils have been playing an indispensable role in our day-to-day life since time immemorial. Read on to know about the numerous boons proffered by …

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Oils And Their Benefits

Since ancient times, oils have been the most preferred panacea of any problem. Whether it is healing a wound or the benefits on one’s skin or hair, oils have been playing an indispensable role in our day-to-day life since time immemorial. Read on to know about the numerous boons proffered by diversified unusual oils!

1. Argan Oil

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This multiple benefits giving oil is an incalculable pay-off from Morocco.  People use argan oil to drizzle over pasta and as a dip to consume with bread. Its therapeutic properties are the added benefit despite others. Argan oil has an edge to heal and protect the skin against eczema, cracks, and burns and that’s not all. Argan oil has also proven to be a flawless element for your hair. Just mix it with the usual coconut oil to get amazing texture and hair quality.

2. Calendula Oil

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This oil is a fabulous healer and skin tonic which cures almost everything right from acne to rosacea, to eczema, and psoriasis.

3. Chia Seed Oil

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This oil is being used to soothe dry skin because it has a very high level of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which are good fats for the body.

4. Jasmine Oil

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This oil takes care of the dehydrated skin. And not only that, this oil helps by lightening the scars left behind on the skin by acne and also stretch marks.

5. Jojoba Oil

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This oil contains almost all the vitamins and essential minerals which are required for healthy skin and hair. This oil also helps in better absorption in the body.

6. Macadamia oil

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This oil helps in soothing skin from itching and inflammation during infection.

7. Rosehip Oil

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This oil is rich in vitamin C and lycopene, both these nutrients rejuvenate the skin and help the skin in maintaining its elasticity. It is an excellent oil to get rid of stretch marks.

8. Teatree Oil

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It is a great oil which helps skin in fighting against infections and acne.

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We Have Been Pronouncing “UFO” Wrong This Whole Time! https://www.procaffenation.com/we-have-been-pronouncing-ufo-wrong-this-whole-time/ https://www.procaffenation.com/we-have-been-pronouncing-ufo-wrong-this-whole-time/#respond Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:12:19 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=17227 We all may be having different takes about UFOs, but we have one thing common between us and that is its pronunciation. Now comes the shocker according to Edward J. Ruppelt, the guy who popularized this word, we all have been saying it all the time wrong. Read Also – Who Were The Green Children Of …

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We all may be having different takes about UFOs, but we have one thing common between us and that is its pronunciation. Now comes the shocker according to Edward J. Ruppelt, the guy who popularized this word, we all have been saying it all the time wrong.

Read Also – Who Were The Green Children Of Woolpit: An Unsolved Mystery

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Edward J. Ruppelt was a U.S. Air Force officer, who is popularly known for his involvement in the Project Blue Book, it was an initiative by the formal government to investigate the unidentified flying objects in the sky. But before this name was popularized these otherworldly sky flying objects were also been called “flying disks”, “flying saucers” and even sometimes “flying flapjack”.

Read Also – What Is Alien Yoga, The Weird Viral Trend?

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The actual pronunciation is YOO-FOE

In 1956 his book “The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects,” brought this word to the limelight and it became popular among the masses. The term ‘flying saucer’ was a little misleading and the military preferred the name: Unidentified Flying Objects (YOO-FOE).
According to Ruppelt, the thought of the UFO was an acronym.
An initialism is a term where each letter has to be pronounced separately (CBI, BCCI) and on the other hand, an acronym is when a phrase is shortened to be pronounced phonetically as one word (NASA).
It feels a little awkward when we come to know that a word which we used to pronounce confidently was actually a wrong pronunciation this whole time. But, it’s still up to us how we pronounce it but just keep in mind that the right pronunciation is YOO-FOE in case you want to correct others or others want to be corrected.

Read Also – Shocking Facts About Star Children With Alien DNA

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Wedding Beauty Checklist- Everything You Need To Do Before The Big Day https://www.procaffenation.com/wedding-beauty-checklist-everything-you-need-to-do-before-the-big-day/ https://www.procaffenation.com/wedding-beauty-checklist-everything-you-need-to-do-before-the-big-day/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:32:57 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30637 Getting married is one of the biggest life events for any person. This is the day that you must have been dreaming about since your childhood. Even though the bride and groom are equally important, we can all agree that most eyes fall on the bride. She’s the most beautiful and fairest flower of the …

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Getting married is one of the biggest life events for any person. This is the day that you must have been dreaming about since your childhood. Even though the bride and groom are equally important, we can all agree that most eyes fall on the bride. She’s the most beautiful and fairest flower of the whole event. This is precisely the reason why a few steps need to be taken before the main event. It’s up to you to ensure your inner beauty radiates through and manifests on your appearance.

1. New Hair, New Me

Now that your wedding is approaching, it might be time to figure out what to do with your hair. Maybe you’ve been wearing the same old hairstyle for ages and are itching for a change. Or maybe you change your hair so often you have no idea what to do for the wedding. Both of these scenarios are excellent reasons to visit the hairstylist months before the wedding.

A new hairdo can go terribly wrong, so by experimenting in advance, you’ll avoid a disaster. You’ll also have plenty of time to try different things and see what fits you best. If nothing else, you’ll walk out with fresh colour and healthier hair, ready for your big day.

2. Be as radiant as the Sun

Your skin is bound to receive as much attention as you are on your big day. Whether you’ve got acne problems and issues with oily skin or generally easily maintainable skin, it’s important to take some precautions. We all know that pimples and breakouts are bound to happen when we least want them. Not even makeup can help us in these situations.

When it comes to proper skin care, make sure to have a set up routine months before the wedding. This will help you maintain your skin and will minimize the risk of the unexpected. You could also visit a dermatologist for some advice.

3. Smile bright

Bride and groom smiling

A happy bride is a smiling bride, which is why it’s important to take care of your teeth. You don’t want to spend the whole day hiding your teeth and avoiding smiling. This is one of the happiest days of your life, so you should be able to enjoy it with fully confident. Australian brides have realized this a long time ago, which is why most of them pat a visit to places like the Oceanic Dental Lab. This just proves that a proper and trustworthy dentist can take care of any problem you might have and make you ready for the big day.

Whether you’re in need of new crowns or are after just a simple whitening job, the dentist is the answer. Then, years later, when you’re looking at your wedding photos, you’ll be glad you took the advice of any Aussie bride. The smile on those photos will truly be the brightest and prettiest ever, and not just because it was your wedding day.

4. Take Sleeping Beauty’s advice

We’ve all heard of beauty sleep, but why is it so important for your wedding? Well, if you really want to look like a princess, it’s helpful that you’re not pale and that there are no bags under your eyes. Plus, extra energy isn’t something you should turn down on such a busy day. This is why you should focus on stabilizing your sleep schedule and getting some quality shut-eye.

You can go as far as taking naps, too, if you don’t manage to get a full eight hours during the night. All of this will make you feel fresh and ready while rejuvenating your body and making your skin look healthier. After all, our bodies do the most healing while we’re asleep.

Conclusion

As you can see, it takes a lot of attention to detail to be a truly beautiful bride. This checklist will help you stay on top of your organization game and look like a true princess. No expense should be spared for your wedding day and everything should be top notch. In that spirit, taking care of your appearance should be a priority. Remember that by doing so, you’re also enhancing your mental health and confidence, thus being even more ready to walk down the aisle.

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Adventure Day – How to Take Family Fun Outside https://www.procaffenation.com/adventure-day-how-to-take-family-fun-outside/ https://www.procaffenation.com/adventure-day-how-to-take-family-fun-outside/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:35:04 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30631 Springtime is almost here, and that means we can finally peel our noses off our windows as we longingly stared at the cold, snow covered outdoors. However, it’s not as easy to engage every child into going out to a picnic, or a hike. Sometimes, we need to “sweeten the pot” with some additional activities …

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Springtime is almost here, and that means we can finally peel our noses off our windows as we longingly stared at the cold, snow covered outdoors. However, it’s not as easy to engage every child into going out to a picnic, or a hike. Sometimes, we need to “sweeten the pot” with some additional activities that will cater to a child’s specific taste. Let’s see how kids can have fun.

1. Fun scavenger hunt

Kids absolutely adore scavenger hunts. They love the search, the competitiveness of it, and the sheer delight when they make the discovery. This spring, you can organize a scavenger hunt in your own backyard, with items you own, or go to a nearby park. For the latter, decide on a set number of things that need to be spotted, and equip the kids with cameras they can use to document their “catch”. These can be certain types of leaves, or rocks, playground equipment, animals, senes, and so on…

2. River bank visit

Kid standing on a river bank

If you live relatively close to a body of water: a river, lake or the sea, dedicate a day to visiting the shore. Once there, you can collect shells or peculiar rocks. You can later wash, paint these rocks and place in a jar as a decoration. It makes for a bonus fun project at home. Make sure you bring rubber boots, as the kids will undoubtedly want to splash around. You can set that as another game where along with them, you will look for frogs, fish, or crabs. This is a great opportunity to teach them about the life outside their own yard.

3. Gardening

For those who don’t have access to “wildlife”, your own backyard will do the trick. Not only does springtime allow you and your kids to escape the house, it’s also the perfect time to start gardening. No age is too young to begin learning about fruits and vegetables, and how to care for plants.

This is a unique opportunity to also ingrain in their young minds the importance of healthy eating. Gardening turns into a hobby that also provides calm to energetic kids. It improves motor skills and teaches them patience, and how to care for life that depends on them. It’s also a good transitional step before getting a pet.

4. Crafts

Outdoor crafts can include a number of projects. Here’s a few of them:

  • Make and paint pots for plants – Pinterest has thousands of fun ideas
  • Craft a squirrel feeder or a bird house to welcome them back from winter holidays
  • Design and make an insect watering hole (great for teaching kids not to fear bugs)
  • Make a watering fountain for bees, which is fun AND eco-friendly for our endangered buzzing friends
  • Take on a house renovation project, like redecorating the front yard, repainting the woodwork, or setting up a fence (children actually love feeling like they’re making a difference, which is why they’ll find it fun)

Just make sure you are always supervising your kids, and not leaving them with tools they could hurt themselves with.

5. Road trip

Person on a road trip

If you plan to visit a far away location during spring, consider turning the trip there into a primarily fun road trip for your kids. Make sure to find out which stops along the way would be exciting and adventurous for them. Pick the best driving music, and invest some time in finding out which car games could be the funniest, or most interesting for your kids’ age. Don’t forget to arm yourself with patience and trip-friendly snacks, and to be extra safe, make sure that your car seats are still of good quality, and safe, like the ones seen at Maxi Cosi, for example.

6. Hiking

Hiking never fails. It’s one activity, however, that a great number of kids will find tedious and boring, as they’re still too young to simply walk in silence. So, it’s your job to make it fun. As mentioned before, you can turn it into a scavenger hunt, or have them hold the map and be your navigator. If you have binoculars, have them look around for interesting birds or animals you could encounter.

Ultimately, you can snap photos of nature, and the family. Just play soothing music along the way, and treat the forest as your playground (respectfully, of course) while you explore. Just make sure to bring enough sandwiches, a change of clothes, chocolate for a boost of energy and enough water to not worry about hydration.

Lastly,

Don’t forget that outdoor activities need to feel like an adventure, and fun, not punishment. Your children should be eager to run around and explore, not whine and cry all the while you’re there. It is a parent’s task to make activities that are good for them tempting, rewarding, and leave them eager for the next field trip. Whichever of these ideas you choose, adapt them to your child, their age, and their specific needs. Only then will you get the full, memorable experience.

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Everything There Is To Know About Coincidences https://www.procaffenation.com/everything-there-is-to-know-about-coincidences/ https://www.procaffenation.com/everything-there-is-to-know-about-coincidences/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:29:07 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=5979 There is a strange, unexplainable phenomenon that plagues the stock market. It’s called the ‘Ting Hai Effect’. There is a huge and a very sudden drop in the stock market whenever a film or tv series starring Hong Kong actor Adam Cheng is released. If this is the strangest thing you have ever heard, you …

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There is a strange, unexplainable phenomenon that plagues the stock market. It’s called the ‘Ting Hai Effect’. There is a huge and a very sudden drop in the stock market whenever a film or tv series starring Hong Kong actor Adam Cheng is released. If this is the strangest thing you have ever heard, you are not alone. It may seem completely crazy but it is true.

The stock market is an enormous global beast that constantly goes up or goes down. And as to which direction it will go in the future is determined by millions of socio-economic and political factors. Many of the world’s greatest mathematicians and analysts have spent years attempting to accurately predict the stock market. All of them have failed.

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Sudden drops in the stock market are generally caused by major news releases. The release of a film or a tv show should have no effect whatsoever on the market. Despite this, on the 5th of October 1992, the first episode of a TV series called ‘The Greed of Man’ starring hong kong actor Adam Cheng was aired on TV. The Hang Seng Index which measures the combined strength of Hong Kong’s stock markets fell by 600 points. Two years later, ‘Instinct’ made its TV debut starring Adam Cheng. The Hang Seng Index fell by over 2000 points. Three years later, Adam Cheng stars in ‘Once Upon A Time in Shanghai’ and yet again, the index fell by 300 points.

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Over the course of 25 years, this happened time and time again. This phenomenon has been speculated upon by stockbrokers for decades. Not one has been able to explain the true cause but some investors argue the first one or two occurrences were pure coincidences. And, it has since become a self-fulfilling prophecy. When a great number of people believe something to be true even if it is not, they can actually make it happen through their subsequent actions. Owing to this Ting Hai effect, now whenever a film or show starring Adam Cheng is released, it becomes great news especially among financial investors because they are expecting a drop in the stock market upon the release. They could actually be fulfilling this prophecy and making it happen themselves through their investments. Thus, a one-time coincidence had turned into a regularly occurring phenomenon.

When a great number of people believe something to be true even if it is not, they can actually make it happen through their subsequent actions. Owing to this Ting Hai effect, now whenever a film or show starring Adam Cheng is released, it becomes great news especially among financial investors because they are expecting a drop in the stock market upon the release. They could actually be fulfilling this prophecy and making it happen themselves through their investments. Thus, a one-time coincidence had turned into a regularly occurring phenomenon.

Thus, a one-time coincidence had turned into a regularly occurring phenomenon.

Read Also – Do You Know What Your Favorite Teletubbies Stand For?

Let’s take another example. This tale of coincidence is among two American presidents, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. The timelines of their individual lives are so unbelievably similar to each other that many people have a hard time believing that it is just a coincidence.

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Firstly, Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946, precisely 100 years later. Then, Lincoln was elected President in 1860. Kennedy was elected President in 1960, again, exactly 100 years apart. Then, both Presidents and their wives lost their children whilst living in the White House. Brace yourself as it gets even weirder. Both Presidents were shot in the back of their heads on a Friday and in the presence of their wives. Lincoln was shot in the Ford’s Theatre and Kennedy was shot while riding on a Lincoln made by Ford.

When it comes to presidential coincidences, there is something odd going on with their hands. 10% of the population is left-handed but that percentage is massively skewed when it comes to US Presidents. 50% of the previous 12 Presidents were left-handed, thus 5 times higher than the norm.

There might be more to this than coincidence. Some scientists believe that left-handed people are quicker and broader in their thinking. This is backed up by the fact that a large number of historical geniuses like Einstein, Charles Darwin or Isaac Newton were left-handed.

But, there are some incredible stories of coincidences from history that have no logical explanation.

BERMUDA, 1975

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A man is riding a moped down a street when suddenly, a taxi carrying a passenger hits him at high speed. He is killed instantly. Exactly one year later, the dead man’s brother was killed in the exact same way while driving the same moped down the same street and hit by the same taxi carrying the same passenger. To top it off, both brothers were 17 years old when they died. Spooked yet?

CASE OF THE BULLET, 1883

A man named Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend in 1883. She was so upset that she committed suicide. The girl’s brother was so enraged that he tracked Ziegland down and shot him in the head. The brother then immediately turned the gun around and took his own life unaware that the gun shot had not actually killed Ziegland. It narrowly missed, grazing his cheek and lodged itself in a tree bark behind him. For many years, the bullet remained in that tree until one day, Ziegland decided to chop it down. It was such a thick bark that he had to use dynamite to blow the tree up instead. But, the explosion propelled the lodged bullet from the tree straight into Ziegland’s head, killing him. The very smae bullet, meant for his head, all those years ago.

CASE OF THE LOST RINGS

Two tales from Norway.

Whilst fishing, a man named Waldemar Andersen in Norway caught a large cod and brought it home to prepare for dinner. Upon cutting the cod open, he found a gold earring inside which happened to be his wife’s earring. She had lost it exactly a week earlier when it had fallen into the sea. There are plenty more fish in the sea but to catch the very one that has your wife’s lost earring in it is nothing short of amazing.

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The second story took place not over a week, but ten years. In 1979, a 15-year old boy named Robert Johansen was fishing in a Norwegian fjord. He was quite pleased to haul in a 10-pound cod that might serve as the family’s dinner that night. His grandmother, proud of the boy, agreed and began to prepare the fish for supper. She was shocked to find within the cod’s stomach a diamond ring, which she instantly recognized as a valuable family heirloom she lost in the fjord while fishing some ten years previous!

One last story.

THE UNSINKABLE HUGH WILLIAMS

It is the story of a ship which sank in the Menai Strait off the coast of Wales on December 5, 1664. All 81 passengers died, except one. His name was Hugh Williams.  Then on December 5th, 1785 another ship with 60 aboard sank in the Menai Strait. The only survivor – a man named Hugh Williams.   In 1820 on December 5th, a third vessel sank in the Menai Strait. All 25 aboard were drowned except, you guessed it, a man named Hugh Williams.

So apparently, if you are named Hugh Williams, there are super high chances of you surviving a sinking ship!

WHAT EXPLAINS THESE HAPPENINGS?

The chances of each of these apparently highly unlikely events happening to you are minutely small. But, the chances of it happening to someone in the world is very, very high indeed. Almost 100% in fact. Harvard mathematicians Persi Diaconis and Frederick Mosteller came up with a new law called ‘The Law of Truly Large Numbers’ which states that given a sample size large enough, any outrageous and unimaginable thing is highly likely to happen. If enough people buy tickets, there will be a Powerball winner. To the person who wins, it’s surprising and miraculous, but the fact that someone won doesn’t surprise the rest of us.

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Although coincidences appear to occur in the external world, in fact, they’re not so objective. Without you, they wouldn’t exist. The Universe is a booming, buzzing confusion of events. Uncountable things are happening around us all the time. And we ignore almost all of them. We have to, or we’d be overwhelmed. So what is it that makes us pay attention to some events, but not to most? It’s simply that some of them have significance for us. So their relevance draws our attention, and we notice them, not even being aware of all the trillions of other things going on.

So, one might, in fact, say that coincidences do have deep meaning. But it isn’t the universe trying to tell us something, or something manipulating our lives. Rather, it is something we impose on the Universe, just as we impose interpretations on the positions of the stars in the heavens, and faces and other shapes on clouds.

And that’s the improbability principle: highly improbable events are commonplace. They’re just a consequence of the mathematics of chance coupled with the psychology of humans.

Read Also – These Bizarre Coincidences In World History Will Surely Blow Your Mind!

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Origin Of Humans In The World https://www.procaffenation.com/scientific-facts-about-human/ https://www.procaffenation.com/scientific-facts-about-human/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:51:59 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=17704  Origin Of Humans Human beings are the apex predators in the world today. The world wouldn’t be the same without human beings. But have you ever wondered, who was the first human being ever on the Earth? Let’s look at a few scientific facts about human beings: Fact: The word “human” generally refers to the species …

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 Origin Of Humans

Human beings are the apex predators in the world today. The world wouldn’t be the same without human beings. But have you ever wondered, who was the first human being ever on the Earth? Let’s look at a few scientific facts about human beings:

Scientific Facts About Human
Via: thehumanevolutionblog.com

Fact: The word “human” generally refers to the species of the genus Homo.

Scientific Facts About Human
Via: sites.google.com 

First humans ever

Early hominids were the first humans in the whole wide universe. They had a brain capacity (unit of brain case) of 400 c.c.  Humans first appeared on the Earth in the early Pleistocene times.

Australopithecus is a Latin word meaning ‘southern ape’. They had both the features of humans as well as apes. They were bipedal with a large belly and had a very small braincase capacity. They used to roam around Southern Africa.

Scientific Facts About Human
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 Other early forms of human

The second form of human beings was ‘Homo Habillius‘. Homo Habillius means a skilful or handy man.

The third form was ‘ Homo Erectus‘ meaning erect or upright man. They had a strong skull which had a cranial capacity of 800 – 1200 c.c. Due to a developed braincase, they now had developed thinking abilities. So, they made the first tool ever i.e. the ‘hand axe’. They also discovered fire.

People begin to realise that animals could be tamed and used as food rather than risking their lives while hunting wild animals.

The fourth form marked the emergence of ‘Homo sapiens‘ which can be translated to the wise man having a brain case of 1200-1800 c.c. Today, the modern human species is called ‘Homo sapiens sapiens’, having an increased braincase capacity of 1200-2000 c.c.

Scientific Facts About Human
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       Summing Up

Different stages in the process of human evolution can be identified as the implications of crucial biological markers. It includes an increase in the cranial capacity (brain size), changes in pelvic structure, beginning of bipedalism (walking erect on 2 legs) and the modifications of the dental structure due to changing food habits.

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Some Deadly Diseases That Are An Internet Hoax https://www.procaffenation.com/fake-deadly-diseases/ https://www.procaffenation.com/fake-deadly-diseases/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:24:59 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=17994   Fake Deadly Diseases The Internet is a useful tool. It has reshaped the entire world. To generate the user’s attention, jokes and fake information is spread every day on the internet. As a result, people rely on the wrong information. They start fearing. This usually happens in the field of health and wellness. Let’s …

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  Fake Deadly Diseases

The Internet is a useful tool. It has reshaped the entire world. To generate the user’s attention, jokes and fake information is spread every day on the internet. As a result, people rely on the wrong information. They start fearing.

This usually happens in the field of health and wellness.

Let’s discuss “fake deadly diseases”

1. Blue Waffle

Blue waffle is the most faked and imaginary sexually passed disease on the internet. “WAFFLE” means vagina. This disease gives a blue colouration to the vagina. This is how it got the name “blue waffle”.
It’s a bacterial disease whose common side effects include strong burning sensation along with serious itching.

Calm down friends, no need to worry as it is a fake disease. After doing so much research, doctors have said that “blue waffle” as a false disease.

Fake Deadly Diseases
via: medicalnewstoday.com 

2. Lamprey Disease

Lamprey became famous when many people got emails with fearful photos of damaged fingers. It got its name from a jawless sea worm. They have a snake like a look.

One’s fingers become the same as that of the mouth of the fish.

In fact, it was nothing. But photo shop of a Lamprey’s mouth over a human finger using photo editing tools. So, don’t go crazy when you see the joined photos, it’s not real.

Fake Deadly Diseases
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3. Adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is the second most faked, viral disease. When adrenal glands are unable to produce hormones, this disease is caused. If you have long-term stress, then your glands are unable to produce the extra cortisol you need to feel good. Then, tiredness sets in your body.

The Endocrine Society says that adrenal fatigue is not a real disease.

Fake Deadly Diseases
via: scienceinschool.org

4. Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

The name itself is very large and the problems it created around the world can be said the same. This is caused due to microwave rays such as ‘Death Rays’. They are gossiped to cause deadly diseases such as cancer. This form of cancer is known as EHS. It occurs when the amount of EMF rays run over the body’s ability to handle it.
EHS has no scientific basis and is a false disease . So, don’t worry about the microwave rays .

Fake Deadly Diseases
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                5. Trypophobia

Trypophobia is a term that is used to explain the unreasonable fear of the cluster of small holes. Irregular reactions happen due to nervous vibrations.
People who have this phobia feel uneasy when they look at small holes.
People having this phobia can fear lotus seed pods, honeycombs, strawberries, coral, aluminum metal foam, bubbles, a cluster of eyes.
Hey, don’t get scared all this is just an unofficial fear that isn’t documented in the scientific literature.

Fake Deadly Diseases
via: my.clevelandclinic.org

6. Morgellon Syndrome

It is a ‘ self made ‘ disease name. One feels that bugs are crawling under their skin. Symptoms include a psychiatric condition known as, ‘ delusion infestation’. It is a false view that people feel like they have worms all over their body.
History provides no proof of the disease. It’s a skin condition. Doctors refer to it as a mental condition rather than a physical condition.

                    Summing up

So, now you have seen the warnings and advises from different doctors and medical professionals. Whatever you read on the internet shall be verified in person, mainly regarding health issues.
Always consult your doctor if you feel some symptoms. Don’t become the ‘ self-doctor’.

Be alert, be safe!

Read on-

https://www.procaffenation.com/why-do-we-celebrate-april-fools-day/

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Disney’s Nine Old Men : The Unsung Heroes https://www.procaffenation.com/disneys-nine-old-men-the-unsung-heroes/ https://www.procaffenation.com/disneys-nine-old-men-the-unsung-heroes/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:30:43 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25817 Cartoons :-  a simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way, especially a satirical one in a newspaper or magazine.  a film using animation techniques to photograph a sequence of drawings rather than real people or objects. This is exactly how Google defines Cartoons. But are they just mere drawings …

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Cartoons :- 

  1. a simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way, especially a satirical one in a newspaper or magazine. 
  2. a film using animation techniques to photograph a sequence of drawings rather than real people or objects.

This is exactly how Google defines Cartoons. But are they just mere drawings with exaggerated humour or just moving films?

Cartoons have lost their essence over the years. They are replaced by other social media activities. For kids like us,  (usually referred to as ‘old school’) we have nothing else but these cartoons as a major part of our childhood.

These nine men formed the core animators team for the Walt Disney Production House. You gotta thank these men for creating some of the most famous Disney cartoon characters like Snow White, 101 Dalmatians and many more.

Most of us don’t even know who these people are. So, let’s dive right in and look at the nine unsung heroes of Walt Disney:

1. Les Clark

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2. Wolfgang Reitherman

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3. Eric Larson

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4. Ward Kimball

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5. Milt Kahl

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6. Frank Thomas

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7. Ollie Johnston

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8. John Mitchell Lounsbery

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9. Marc Fraser Davis

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5 Ways To Implement Mindfulness At Your Place https://www.procaffenation.com/5-ways-to-implement-mindfulness-at-your-place/ https://www.procaffenation.com/5-ways-to-implement-mindfulness-at-your-place/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 17:07:34 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30591 While there has always been a lot of talk about the importance of maintaining peak physical health, it wasn’t until recently that our mental health and well-being got the same amount of attention. Nowadays, more and more people are doing their best to not only look good but actually feel good as well. And while …

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While there has always been a lot of talk about the importance of maintaining peak physical health, it wasn’t until recently that our mental health and well-being got the same amount of attention. Nowadays, more and more people are doing their best to not only look good but actually feel good as well. And while it’s great that we’ve finally started paying the necessary attention to this important aspect, many of us still don’t quite grasp the extent to which our immediate surroundings can affect us.

However, those who do start to embrace and implement mindfulness wherever possible – in the way they live their life and interact within the society, in their offices and workplaces, and even in their homes. Implementing mindfulness in your home is very important, as it creates a happy, healthy environment that fosters joy and peacefulness, which is exactly what a home should do. So, if you’re thinking about implementing mindfulness at your place, check out some of the ways you can do so.

1. Be Centred

When trying to implement mindfulness in your home’s design, the first thing you need to do is observe your home as a whole. When decorating, many people make the mistake of observing each room of their home as an individual unit. However, if you keep your entire living space in mind while decorating, it will allow you to create a harmonious, cohesive environment in which every single room acts as a logical extension of the previous one. This way, your entire living space will be in perfect balance.

2. Be awake

Next, when designing an interior with mindfulness in mind, the colours you choose will play an important part. And no, we’re not suggesting that your entire home should be coloured in some off-white shade, but it’s important to understand that vibrant colours are not the best choice for a place that’s supposed to boost calmness.

Instead, opt for colours that have the calming effect, such as sage green or light, pale grey. These colours will keep you awake and engaged, without making you or your housemates nervous. Learn a bit more about the psychology of colours before you repaint your entire home, to make sure you’ve made the right pick.

3. Be aware

The next step of implementing mindfulness in your home might not be the favourite step, but it is very important. It involves decluttering your space and removing all the stress-evoking elements from your living environment. Here’s how you can do it. You should first spend some time in the room alone, carefully inspecting everything inside. Once you determine the things that simply don’t fit in or the ones that create a visual mess – get rid of them. Once you’re done, not only will you be left with a cleaner living space, but with a healthier one as well.

Clutter is not only visually unappealing, but it also harbours dirt and grime from the air, in turn creating an unhealthy environment. Next, aside from decluttering, you should improve the quality of your indoor air, to make sure you provide what’s best for you and your family.

Make sure that you air out your home on a regular basis and try to find the best HEPA air purifier to boost the quality of the indoor air even further.

4. Be grounded

Since we all keep such busy lifestyles, stopping for a second, taking a deep breath and simply letting it all roll off of you plays a crucial role in fostering your well-being. That’s why you should turn your living space into the environment that allows you to do just that. First, make sure you fill your space with lots of plants because indoor greenery helps us create a bond with nature – and nature is the source of all energy and life. Aside from that, they also help keep the indoor air clean and have a soothing effect on our minds.

Next, create a place where you can simply sit down and meditate or practice yoga because balancing your body with your mind is also key. Finally, you can even implement some lovely crystals in your home décor, which will help you ground yourself even better.

5. Enjoy

The most important thing when creating a mindful home is being happy with it in the end. If some of these tips did not sound like something you’d personally enjoy, simply forget about them! We’re all different and unique, which means that some things might affect us differently.

The key to a successful mindful design is identifying what works for you personally and implementing that in your home. Ultimately, all of your effort and research will be in vain if you’re not happy with the final product.

Therefore, when creating a design that will foster mindfulness, make sure you place your personal want and needs front and centre and create a space that will work in your favour. A mindful home should help you relax and de-stress after a busy day and encourage positive interaction with your housemates. And if your home does just that, congratulations! But if not, see what you can do about it.

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6 Tips On How to Take Better Care of Your Health https://www.procaffenation.com/6-tips-on-how-to-take-better-care-of-your-health/ https://www.procaffenation.com/6-tips-on-how-to-take-better-care-of-your-health/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 16:44:33 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30601 Like it or not, your health is in your hands. While genetics and circumstance do play a large role in how our bodies feel, taking good care of ourselves is still completely essential. What you do today will have big consequences tomorrow, and most of us could benefit from learning how to take proper steps …

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Like it or not, your health is in your hands. While genetics and circumstance do play a large role in how our bodies feel, taking good care of ourselves is still completely essential. What you do today will have big consequences tomorrow, and most of us could benefit from learning how to take proper steps to keep our energy high, our body strong, and to generally nurture our health so we could feel good in our own skin. Are you interested in making a positive change? Then read about all the ways you can take things into your own hands.

1. Establish a steady sleep pattern

Sleeping in on Saturday and Sunday might be contributing to why you feel so tired during the week. Our body works well when it’s subjected to a steady pattern, and deviating from that pattern (even if it’s just to “catch up on your sleep”) can actually bring more harm than good. To make it easier to wake up full of energy, try to go to bed and get up at the same time each day, and restrict your use of electronics late in the evening. The bright screens are another thing that can keep us wide awake even when we’re very tired.

2. Manage stress

While modern-day living makes it impossible to completely avoid stress, you can definitely think of a few strategies to help you manage it and lessen its impact on your body. You can always try meditation because it’s an amazing coping technique but if you don’t like the idea, don’t worry, there are plenty of other things you can do.

Start by learning some basic skills related to time management so you could organize your life better, and try these strategies to help you wrangle things under control.

3. Communicate with your doctor

Stop avoiding your doctor’s appointments. Staying regular with your checkups is very important because no one can help you improve your health better than an actual health professional, especially if you’re dealing with more serious problems. If you’re experiencing spinal or neurological issues, then find experts like Timothy Steel who can inform you how to deal with them, and always act according to the advice you were given.

Another thing to bear in mind is honesty—a lot of people don’t realize the importance of clear, open communication with their doctor, even though it’s necessary for successful treatment. Always tell them about all of your symptoms no matter how embarrassing they are because they’re there to help, not to judge.  

4. Clean up your diet

We tend to eat far too much-fried food and sugary things, and it’s reflected in our poor health. From diabetes to the rising rates of obesity, it’s becoming a big issue that we can’t seem to get our diet under control. If you want to make a real change, try to reduce the amount of processed food you eat as much as possible, and up your veggie intake.

There’s nothing healthier than leafy green veggies, fruit, whole grains, and lean meats such as fish and chicken, so prepare your own meals and avoid greasy snacks, sugar, and other junk.  

5. Be as active as you can

You need physical activity if you’re to have a healthy cardiovascular system. There are many ways to exercise, and it’s on you to pick the one that feels fun and that you can commit to. Perhaps you’re ready to hit the gym several times a week, or maybe you’d benefit more from taking 60-minute walks every day while you listen to an audiobook. Bear in mind that the best workout is the one you actually end up doing, so don’t push yourself to do things you know won’t last. It’s totally okay to tailor everything to your lifestyle.

6. Quit smoking and drinking

There are no long-term health benefits to smoking, and recent studies show there are no benefits to drinking either. Even if you do it only in moderation, it can increase your mortality chance and put you at risk. While drinking occasionally to celebrate probably can’t harm you too much, making it into a habit is generally not a good idea.

Of course, smoking is even worse, so if you don’t want to end up with health issues that range from dry, wrinkled skin and brittle nails to lung cancer, it’s time to quit the cigarette and transform your life.

Good health comes from good habits. If you want to make a real difference, it’s time to clean up your life and start making positive choices that will bring you long-term benefits.

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The Accidental Invention Of Potato Chips https://www.procaffenation.com/the-accidental-invention-of-potato-chips/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-accidental-invention-of-potato-chips/#respond Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:14:21 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25250 Potato Chips have been the No.1 comfort food all around the world. In fact,  every year an average person eats about 6 pounds of potato chips. It has always been a favourite snack since its accidental invention by George Crum in 1853. It’s true! The crispy, crunchy and delightful chips were an outcome of the …

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Potato Chips have been the No.1 comfort food all around the world. In fact,  every year an average person eats about 6 pounds of potato chips. It has always been a favourite snack since its accidental invention by George Crum in 1853.

It’s true! The crispy, crunchy and delightful chips were an outcome of the conflict. Thank the lord for that conflict.

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In Summer of 1853, a customer ordered for French Fries in the dining room of Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York. George Crum worked as a chef in that hotel and he served his special standard thick-cut French Fries which could be eaten with a fork. But the customer complained that they were extremely thick. To meet the customer’s expectations, he made another batch of thinner French Fries, this time again he complained that they were still too thick and refused them. Frustrated by his annoying customer, this time he decided to teach him a lesson and made another batch, he cut the potatoes paper thin so that they become difficult to be eaten by fork and heavily salted them.

To his surprise, the customer loved them and asked for more and other diners also requested for them. And Potato chip was born as a result of a complaint of an annoying customer and an act of mischief by George Crum. Potato chips were called “Saratoga Chip” and were served as a signature dish in Moon’s Lake House.

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Due to the success of his potato chips, George Crum opened his own restaurant named “Crumbs House” in 1860 but wasn’t able to patent his invention because he was a coloured native of America and according to the racial policy of that time, coloured people were not allowed to take out patents.

A big thanks to George Crum and his annoying customer who gave us this savoury munching delight of all times.

Read Also: Why Do We Crave Junk Food?

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Do You Know The Mystery Of Sphinxlike Lunar Aroma? https://www.procaffenation.com/do-you-know-the-mystery-of-sphinxlike-lunar-aroma/ https://www.procaffenation.com/do-you-know-the-mystery-of-sphinxlike-lunar-aroma/#respond Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:27:58 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25195 Everyone on Earth loves moon…With its mystic aura and enticing beauty, the moon has always captured the attention and imagination of scientists. Being the closest celestial body to Earth, the moon continues to hold plenty of interesting secrets. This led to the creation of  Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon, which came true …

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Everyone on Earth loves moon…With its mystic aura and enticing beauty, the moon has always captured the attention and imagination of scientists.

Being the closest celestial body to Earth, the moon continues to hold plenty of interesting secrets. This led to the creation of  Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon, which came true on 20 July 1969. There have been 6 manned U.S landings from 1962 to 1972.

According to the astronauts who got the chance to whiff the lunar dust,  the moon smells like gunpowder. They had not only smelt the moon dust but felt and tasted it as well.  After returning to the space cabin from their moonwalk astronauts noticed lunar dust on their suits which smelled like spent gunpowder.

Moondust was smooth as snow but at the same time so abrasive and gummy that it wore through the spacesuits making it impossible to remove it. Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt suffered from extraterrestrial hay fever because he developed a reaction to the lunar dust which also resulted in a swollen nasal cavity.

Moondust is formed when meteoroids crash on the surface of the moon. Moondust was composed of fine particles of magnesium, iron, calcium and silicon dioxide whereas gunpowder was a mixture of nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose.

But, the composition of Moondust was completely different and it became the new interest of the scientists but they couldn’t examine it. Moondust didn’t smell when brought back to Earth as it got contaminated on the way back to Earth because of its abrasiveness and it would break the seals of the containers in which the moondust was stored.

So it led to many fascinating theories by scientists. Director of the Planetary Geosciences Institute at the University of Tennessee, Scientist Larry Taylor believes that lunar dust derives its aroma from the broken bonds between atoms.

But the most believed theory is the one given by ISS astronaut Don Petit, who personally has never been on the moon. He said “Picture yourself in a desert on Earth, “What do you smell? Nothing, until it rains. The air is suddenly filled with sweet, peaty odours. The moon is like a 4-billion-year-old desert. It’s incredibly dry. When moon dust comes in contact with moist air in a lunar module, you get the ‘desert rain’ effect—and some lovely odours”.

On Earth, Moon Dust doesn’t smell at all, so you can imagine what the smell of the moon must have been like to those astronauts.

Read Also: Who Was The First Man To Pee On The Moon?

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What is Pinocchio’s Paradox? https://www.procaffenation.com/what-is-pinocchios-paradox/ https://www.procaffenation.com/what-is-pinocchios-paradox/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 17:56:18 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27031 So there’s a good chance that you’ve not heard about this before, but if Pinocchio said this statement “My nose will grow now” it would actually be a major paradox. Confused? Yeah well, let’s dig in deeper into the famous Pinocchio’s Paradox. As we all know, Pinocchio’s nose grows when he tells a lie, so …

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So there’s a good chance that you’ve not heard about this before, but if Pinocchio said this statement “My nose will grow now” it would actually be a major paradox.

Confused?

Yeah well, let’s dig in deeper into the famous Pinocchio’s Paradox. As we all know, Pinocchio’s nose grows when he tells a lie, so if he says ‘my nose will grow now’- and his nose does grow that would mean he wasn’t lying, but if he wasn’t lying, his nose wouldn’t grow.. but then his statement would be a lie… so his nose would grow… but then the statement wouldn’t be a lie…. so his nose won’t  grow.. but yeah now, you get the idea… 

So basically, Pinocchio’s nose would have to grow in order to do justice to the statement but then it can’t grow otherwise the statement would not be a lie.

The Pinocchio paradox was written in February 2001 by “Veronique Eldridge Smith”, an 11-year-old girl and the daughter of “Peter Eldridge Smith,” who specialises in the philosophy of logic. Her first article was published in the journal Analysis and then, the  Pinocchio paradox rapidly became popular all over the internet.

‘My nose will grow now’ is the only liar paradox Pinocchio can cause by saying something, for example, if he was to say, ‘I have to go to the washroom’, and he didn’t go that would be a lie and of course his nose will grow.  

Weird but interesting, right?

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Guide to Living a Healthy Lifestyle at an Old Age https://www.procaffenation.com/guide-to-living-a-healthy-lifestyle-at-an-old-age/ https://www.procaffenation.com/guide-to-living-a-healthy-lifestyle-at-an-old-age/#respond Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:11:27 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30554 If you want to have happy, stress-free and healthy senior years, you must follow a healthy lifestyle. Even if you start taking better care of yourself at an old age, you can still prolong your life and ensure smoother retirement! So, what you can do to be a healthy senior? Take a look! 1. See …

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If you want to have happy, stress-free and healthy senior years, you must follow a healthy lifestyle. Even if you start taking better care of yourself at an old age, you can still prolong your life and ensure smoother retirement! So, what you can do to be a healthy senior? Take a look!

1. See your doctor

One of the most important things, as we age, is having regular checkups with your doctor. Many people skip appointments because they are scared what the doctor will find, but that’s completely wrong! Find a good GP, have regular visits and together you will catch any disease early in its development.  

And, don’t get too hung up on one doctor. If they don’t fit your standards or if they don’t pay enough attention to their patients, there are always other medical workers who might be right for you.

2. Get moving

Possibly the number one habit that can prolong your life is regular exercise. Even if you don’t start exercising until you’re older, it will still contribute to your longevity! But, staying active will not only add years to your life,it will also make those extra years full of happiness, mobility, and vitality! Regular exercise will keep your muscles strong, your body agile and flexible and even help keep injuries and chronic pain at bay! It also does wonders for your mental health by preventing memory loss, dementia and battling anxiety and depression. But, before you start any exercise program, make sure to check with your doctor and see if you have any health conditions that might affect your workouts.

3. Control your diet

As you get older, you might notice your attitude towards food is changing. With years, human metabolism slows down, we lose appetite thanks to slower digestion and we can even experience changes in taste and smell. However, healthy eating at old age is more important than ever if you want to maintain your health, strength and energy levels!

Try to keep away from sugary and refined foods and drinks and load up on high-fibre fruits, veggies, and whole grains instead. These will provide you with sufficient nutrients, help maintain a healthy weight and keep your feeling energetic and comfortable!

4. Find help

If you live alone, maintaining healthy habits can be quite tricky, especially as your mobility declines. However, don’t be too proud to ask for assistance if you need it! Today, you can find amazing support through various platforms and centres. For instance, check out aged care support services,that allow you to get connected with experienced local caregivers and assistants that offer tailored support just for you!

Depending on what kind of help you need, you can find a support worker specializing in domestic assistance, personal care, work and study, nursing and even social support. This means you can maintain your healthy habits, receive help with cooking, shopping and exercise and have pleasant company while staying safe and cozy at your own home!

5. Stay friendly

No matter how much you want to become an old, secluded soul, fight the instinct by spending time with positive people. There must be someone in your life who is always keeping active and feeling upbeat. It can be a neighbour who likes to go on long walks, an old friend you can take to lunch, your children who can take you shopping or your grandkids who love to run around and play. Even if your family and friends live far away, you can still stay in touch by calling or emailing.

You can even learn to handle social media and make Skype calls (it’s easier than it looks!) Social media are a great tool for keeping up with relevant things and meeting new people. Who knows, you might even find a love interest if you’re single!

6. Find joy in hobbies

Now that you’re retired and have all that time on your disposal, try to tackle a hobby that will keep your occupied and return passion to your life. You can revisit your childhood hobbies or try something completely new! For instance, taking up painting or playing an instrument has various benefits on overall health, and if you’re good, you can even earn a few extra dollars on the side!

7. Give back to your community

Finding a cause that’s important for you and volunteering your time can give your life meaning and purpose if you ever feel lost. Community work can help you utilize your skills and share your life experience without the long-term commitment of employment. Even if you’re having mobility issues, you can still help by working on hotlines! All in all, helping others is one of the noblest ways to help yourself!

8. Get plenty of sleep

Even though many seniors suffer from sleep issues, that doesn’t mean you must, too! Try to develop healthy sleeping habits like keeping your bedroom quiet and airy, staying away from electronics before bed and getting enough activity during the day. You can also treat yourself to a hot bath and beverage before you hit the hay that will definitely help you unwind and get plenty of quality sleep!

Getting older doesn’t mean your life is over! If you take care of your health, stay active and maintain a healthy social life, your senior years can be the best time of your life!

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Let’s Trace The History Of The World Famous Mysore Pak! https://www.procaffenation.com/17815-2/ https://www.procaffenation.com/17815-2/#respond Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:39:20 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=17815 The Royal Sweet Who can refuse a  bite of the heavenly Mysore Pak?   The golden brown sweet which is heavenly and lifts your mood instantly as it melts away like butter in your mouth was but a result of a royal experiment. Tracing its history Kakasura Madappa, the palace cook of Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV …

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The Royal Sweet

Who can refuse a  bite of the heavenly Mysore Pak?   The golden brown sweet which is heavenly and lifts your mood instantly as it melts away like butter in your mouth was but a result of a royal experiment.

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Tracing its history

Kakasura Madappa, the palace cook of Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV conducted this experiment. When the King’s platter had a void for a sweet course he hitched upon the idea of inventing a new sweet out of gram flour ( besan ), Ghee and sugar syrup.  The king was so pleased with the dish that he asked Madappa to open a shop selling this sweet so that his subjects could also relish it. Run by his great-grandson, Nataraj, this shop called Guru Sweet Mart still sells this world-famous sweet.

Read Also – This Diwali, Try These Amazing Cooking Hacks And Thank Us Later

This sweet is prepared by mixing gram flour in sugar syrup and Ghee, hence its named Mysore Pak, Paka meaning sugar syrup in Kannada. Paka may also refer to ‘Paka Shastra’, which means cooking procedure in Kannada.

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Along with Mysore Sandal oil, soap, jasmine, Mysore silk, betel leaf and rosewood inlay, Mysore Pak is also something that Mysore is known for.

Read Also – Top 5 Most Unusually Weird Looking Delicacies.

Do try this amazing sweet which continues to remind us of the freak experiment that resulted in this heavenly dish. There are two forms of Mysore Pak that one would like- the soft form and the porous form.  The one dripping with Ghee remains one of the favourites but those who are calories conscious tend to avoid it.

Do bite into one for an instant dose of euphoria.

Read Also – Is The Varq (Silver Foiling) Over Sweets Non-Vegetarian? Read On To Know The Truth

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Mind-Blowing Facts About The Magical Herb Turmeric https://www.procaffenation.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-magical-herb-and-the-origin-of-turmeric/ https://www.procaffenation.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-magical-herb-and-the-origin-of-turmeric/#respond Mon, 28 Jan 2019 17:29:18 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=22369 The etymology of  the name Turmeric The name of this magical herb turmeric may have come from a Middle English word turmeryte or tarmaret or the French word terra merite. Although there has been a lot of confusion regarding its English name, the genus name Curcuma has been derived from the Sanskrit word kuṅkuma which can mean both turmeric or …

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The etymology of  the name Turmeric

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The name of this magical herb turmeric may have come from a Middle English word turmeryte or tarmaret or the French word terra merite. Although there has been a lot of confusion regarding its English name, the genus name Curcuma has been derived from the Sanskrit word kuṅkuma which can mean both turmeric or saffron.

General Knowledge

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Archaeological surveys have revealed that the origin of turmeric can be traced in northern parts of India dating as early as 2500 BC. In fact, Turmeric is a native plant of the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia. Its’ shape looks like ginger. It is in fact a part of the Ginger family known as Zingiberaceae.

India and Turmeric

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Turmeric is one of the most important herbs in all Indian homes. Haldi is the colloquial term for turmeric in India. Did you know that it is almost quintessential to use turmeric in most Indian dishes?

In fact, India is the largest producer of Turmeric in the world.

Superstitions

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Surprisingly this edible herb has mysterious superstitions associated with it. As a result, some people put a pinch of turmeric in corners of their house. There is no scientific explanation but several people use it as a remedy against the evil eye.

Coloring Properties

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Did you know that Buddhist robes were dyed with Turmeric? For ages, Buddhist monks used saffron to dye robes. But saffron was costly. That is why turmeric soon replaced saffron. Turmeric is also a dye for other fabrics such as the sari, scarves etc.

Ayurveda

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Turmeric is a key ingredient of several Ayurvedic medicines. It lowers the risk of heart diseases and increases antioxidants in your body. It is high in antioxidants. For ages, Ayurvedic practitioners have advised this herb as a remedy for a cough and cold. To cure cough and cold the best way to have turmeric is along with Tulsi leaves and Ginger.

Other Health Benefits

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Turmeric has several other healing capabilities. Having a little bit of turmeric every day prevents Alzheimer and fights against depression. It has bio-active compounds.

Turmeric has massive healing properties. It treats indigestion, liver ailments, throat infections, cuts and wounds etc.

The magical herb turmeric does have a cure for almost every ailment.

Read Also: Why Is Turmeric The Most Powerful Of All Spices?

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The Mandala Theory : What Do You Need To Know? https://www.procaffenation.com/21846-2/ https://www.procaffenation.com/21846-2/#respond Sat, 26 Jan 2019 17:59:23 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=21846 The basic idea of the Mandala Theory is ‘ If your neighbour is your natural enemy then your neighbour’s neighbour is your natural ally.’ This theory was put forth by the great Chanakya. The Mandala Theory, also known as the Rajamandala is clearly explained in detail in his book ‘The Arthasashtra’. Chanakya, also known as …

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The basic idea of the Mandala Theory is ‘ If your neighbour is your natural enemy then your neighbour’s neighbour is your natural ally.’ This theory was put forth by the great Chanakya. The Mandala Theory, also known as the Rajamandala is clearly explained in detail in his book ‘The Arthasashtra’.

Chanakya, also known as Kauṭilya or Vishnugupta was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is a well-known pioneer in the field of political science and economics in India. Chanakya was the mastermind and the pillar behind the rise of the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta. He has also played a huge role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire.

The Mandala Theory

The theory of Mandala is based on the geographical assumption that the immediate neighbor state of a given state is most likely to be an enemy and a state next to the immediate neighbor is likely to be one’s friend. Thus, after a friendly state comes an unfriendly state (friend of the enemy state) and next to that a friendly state (friend of a friendly state) and so on. Thus, this form circles of friends and foes with the central point being the King and his State.

According to Chanakya, the states which are one’s neighbours and are also neighbours of one’s enemies are neutral and should always be treated with respect.

According to him, this circle is dynamic and the King should strive to expand his central position and reduce the power of the other kings in his vicinity. As per the theory it is advised to build alliances with states which are two degrees away from the center to create a balance of power.

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Moral principles or obligations have little or no force in altering the actions among nations because every nation acts to maximize power and self-interest. Even if it is good to have an ally, the alliance should last long only as long as both the parties’ self-interests are served.

War and peace are both considered merely from the POV of profit. According to him, there is some self-interest behind every friendship and there is no friendship without self-interests. This is the bitter truth because nations always act according to their political, economic and military self-interest. Even during times of peace, there are possibilities of wars, allies turning into enemies, and even enemies turning into allies.

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“A King should not hesitate to break any friendship or alliances that are later found to be disadvantageous.” – Chanakya

In the world of international politics, it is obvious that the nations are going to interact with each other through dissension and force. There will always be conflicts in international relations where the strongest will always dominate the weaker ones.

Chanakya advocated six-fold policy to interact with the neighbors, which included co-existence, neutrality, alliance, double policy, march, and war. He advised the king to resort to five tactics in order to follow the six-fold policy. The five tactics are conciliation, gift, and bribery, dissension, deceit and pretence, open attack or war.

Six Methods of Foreign Policy

As per the Mandala theory, states participate in diplomacy and war using the six methods of foreign policy which are :

  1. Sandhi:- The peace treaties should be made with specific conditions to promote welfare and development. They should also strengthen alliances or use the period as one arm of dual policy. According to Chanakya, one can enter into a treaty with one’s enemy and it could be broken when one grows strong. The interests of one’s state should always be held supreme.
  2. Vigraha:- The policy of hostility is recommended to be followed by the stronger state. The hostilities can be conducted as open, secret, undeclared or clandestine attacks. Diplomatic wars too are justified on all levels.
  3. Asana:- The policy of remaining neutral is highly recommended when both states are equal.
  4. Yana:- Very careful consideration is to be made before taking the important decision on wars. Since the preparation for war and the long march entailed heavy expenditure and prolonged absence from the capital.
  5. Samsraya:- The policy of seeking protection of a stronger king/authority can be practised by entering into alliances or by signing a treaty.
  6. Dvaidhibhava:- This is the policy of seeking peace with one king/authority in order to pursue hostilities with another.

Keeping in mind the six methods of foreign policy, we can find the relevance of  Mandala Theory in international relations and geopolitics even today.

Thus, we can estimate the sheer brilliance and understanding Chanakya had on international relations and economics even during those days. The ‘Arthasashtra’ is indeed a masterpiece by him which explains in detail the political strategies and diplomatic tactics adopted by him.

Read also – Every One Must Read These Famous Quotes By Legendary Chanakya

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Do You Know The Story Behind The Invention Of The Toothbrush? https://www.procaffenation.com/do-you-know-the-story-behind-the-invention-of-the-toothbrush/ https://www.procaffenation.com/do-you-know-the-story-behind-the-invention-of-the-toothbrush/#respond Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:33:07 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=18079 Can you imagine a life without your beloved toothbrush? After all, every morning it is the first one to greet you. But have you ever thought about that shiny stick with bristles on top? Have you ever thought about how it came into existence? Unfortunately, like every other essential thing in life, we have taken …

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Can you imagine a life without your beloved toothbrush? After all, every morning it is the first one to greet you. But have you ever thought about that shiny stick with bristles on top? Have you ever thought about how it came into existence? Unfortunately, like every other essential thing in life, we have taken the poor toothbrush for granted.

But truth be told, the toothbrush has a rather interesting story to tell.

Origin of the Toothbrush

The toothbrush’s journey started around 5000 BC in Egypt where it’s companion the all-powerful toothpaste was born. The first ancestor of the modern-day toothpaste was made from ox hooves, myrrh, eggshell fragments and pumice.

However, the earliest form of the toothbrush came into existence about another 1500 years later in Babylon and Egypt. These ancient civilizations frayed the ends of twigs and used them as tooth sticks.

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Chewsticks in China

The Chinese worked upon the existing designs and gave birth to the chew stick, a rather fancy ancestor of the toothbrush. It was made from the twigs of aromatic trees, so that along with cleaning the teeth, one could freshen his mouth.

Some historical records suggest that the toothbrush had a distant relative in the 14th century in China where monks used brushes made out of horse hair to clean their mouth.

Invention Of the Modern Day Toothbrush

The modern day toothbrush was born around 1780, in England. This creation of William Addis consisted of a cattle bone handle and swine bristles. This was a stepping stone in the revolution that the simple toothbrush was about to begin. Within a few decades, it became a household name. The discovery of Nylon in the 20th century, which was to be used for making artificial bristles aided the toothbrush in becoming an indispensable part of people’s lives. The toothbrush became a celebrity overnight!

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Today, there are hundreds of types of toothbrushes in different shapes and sizes, starting from the soft toothbrush used for kids to the highly efficient electric toothbrush. The journey that the toothbrush made from the tooth stick in 3500 BC to the electric toothbrush today is truly commendable. It has indeed come a long way.

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It would thus, be unfair to deny that this simple toothbrush is an excellent scientific invention which we can’t live without.

Read Also: Have You Ever Wondered About The Unparalleled Invention Of the Pencil?

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Do you what Ohitorisama is ? It’s the Japanese art of going solo. https://www.procaffenation.com/%ef%bb%bfdo-you-what-ohitorisama-is-its-the-japanese-art-of-going-solo/ https://www.procaffenation.com/%ef%bb%bfdo-you-what-ohitorisama-is-its-the-japanese-art-of-going-solo/#respond Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:54:55 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30413 Kitakoga is a part of a growing trend in Japan favouring solo activities that are now so widespread that this concept now has its own name ‘Ohitorisama’ or ‘On your own’. cdn3.i-scmp.com Ever so often, 33-year-old Masaki kitakoga slips into a tiny booth with a desk and a chair, belts out karaoke and tunes in …

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Kitakoga is a part of a growing trend in Japan favouring solo activities that are now so widespread that this concept now has its own name ‘Ohitorisama’ or ‘On your own’.

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Ever so often, 33-year-old Masaki kitakoga slips into a tiny booth with a desk and a chair, belts out karaoke and tunes in for 90 minutes, completely on his own.

According to Japan’s demographic makeup, more than one-third of the population consists of solo individuals craving “Me Time” in a fast-paced, interconnected and workaholic society.

Six years ago, the Koshidaka karaoke chain found out that about 30% of its customers from certain locations used to come to the store on their own and so they felt the need to set up “1kara” which is a tiny booth for Solo singers.

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Now the firm runs a network of 8 special karaoke parlours that each sees “tens of thousands” of crooners flocking inside its solo booths, according to Daiki Yamatani, a spokesman for the chain. ” It’s a truly liberating experience”, said Kitakoga. ” I like to sing. But apart from that, this lets me shake off stress”.

As the demand for such services is increasing, the stigma of doing activities alone has decreased, added kitakoga, who also sings karaoke occasionally with friends. Many karaoke singers say they love singing just the songs they want to, without bowing to peer pressure for sing-along classics that everyone else knows.

Super solo society

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Signs and practice of the “Ohitorisama” are everywhere in Japan, from Cinemas offering seats with partitions to theme parks that let singles jump the queue at certain rides. Grocery stores sell condiments and vegetables for single dinners while travel agents design itineraries aimed at the solo voyager. The “super solo society” has become a popular among social scientists and marketing gurus.

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Moreover, business persons are offering a variety of goods and services to meet the trend of people enjoying solo activities,” said Motoko Matsushita, senior consultant with Nomura Research Institute. “The depth and range of such services reflect the expanding nature of consumer trend”, she said.

The increasing phenomenon is also helping in the liberation of individuals from feeling like they have to conform to peer pressure, added Matsushita. Studies show that Japanese consumers– especially younger ones– rate quality time alone above hours spent with family and friends.

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Official data have shown the ratio of households with parents and children is gradually shrinking as fewer adults form relationships. During the period of 1980 in Japan, only one in 50 men had never been married by the age of 50 and one in 22 women. There’s a change in that ratio which is now one in 4 and one in 7 respectively. The demographic shift occurred, as Japan also grapples with a rapidly ageing population, with nearly 28% of Japanese people over the age of 65.

Moreover, the pace of modern life with ubiquitous social media is also pushing this trend, experts say, as fatigued people seek relief from round-the-clock contact. “Our data shows that sociable individuals tend to ….seek solo activities”, said Matsushita, a married mother-of-two, who says she too is a partial to a spot of solo karaoke.

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Restaurants are also cashing in. At the ‘Ichiran’ ramen noodle chain, it has been made possible to enjoy a meal with barely any human interaction whatsoever. Customers order from vending machines and then sit in a partition booth to slurp down their noodles, unlike the experience at many ramen’s joints, where orders are shouted by a team of Chefs behind greasy counters.
“We were performing this even before the solo activities trend started. This ‘personal space’ concept is well  received in foreign markets too” said Satomi Nozaki, spokesman at the popular chain, which also has outlets overseas.

Karaoke fan Kitakoga similarly enjoys solo travel. He travelled to a remote Island in Southern Japan last year, “Surely, it would have been fun to travel with friends too. But I knew what I wanted to do there and it was fantastic because I was able to do everything I wanted to do at the place I wanted to do it ”, he said.

Read Also: 5 Things every traveler ‘must-do’ at least once in their lifetime

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The Best Bedroom Decorating Trends in 2019 https://www.procaffenation.com/the-best-bedroom-decorating-trends-in-2019/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-best-bedroom-decorating-trends-in-2019/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:33:51 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30516 Your bedroom is the most intimate room in your home, so it’s only natural that you’ll want to turn it into an oasis of calmness and comfort. And in case you’re planning on making some changes in your bedroom in 2019, here are some trends and tips to guide you. 1. Give your bedroom a …

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Your bedroom is the most intimate room in your home, so it’s only natural that you’ll want to turn it into an oasis of calmness and comfort. And in case you’re planning on making some changes in your bedroom in 2019, here are some trends and tips to guide you.

1. Give your bedroom a theme

When you want to do some stress-free remodelling in your bedroom, but you lack inspiration, come up with a theme and start from there. If you have a certain style in mind, it will be much easier to select colours, furniture style and accessories to decorate it to the best of your abilities. For example, you can go for the vintage appearance by choosing classic furniture or turning your bedroom into a chic one with some intentional and carefully planned mess.

A minimal design with just one flashy piece, such as a chandelier or a big lamp could also work. In case you opt for surrealism, you’ll want to mix some extraordinary furniture with various materials and wild and unusual patterns and colour combinations.

As far as dramatic look goes, you just need to add some dark and extravagant elements. For instance, use upholstered bed frame, plush curtains and blankets to add some sensuality to the place.

2. Sleep comfortably

As beautiful as you want to make your bedroom, make sure you’re guided by the thought that it’s primarily the place you want to get some sound sleep in. For this reason, you should make your bed the main feature and the focal point of the room.

First of all, you should choose a quality bed to provide you with good lumbar support for restful and uninterrupted sleep every night. Look for a good bed sale and find anything from upholstered bed frames and those with custom storage to spring plush and memory foam mattresses in various sizes and make sure your bedroom is equipped with the best bed you can find.

Also, good pillows are just as important as the bed itself, since they support your neck while you sleep. Get several of them in various sizes, as they also serve a decorative purpose. Your bedding should be tasteful and lavish, while you can make a statement with an interesting headboard or a canopy in luxurious materials.

3. Your walls, your rules

There are several wall-related trends for the year ahead of us. One of them is using wallpaper to make your bedroom look stylish. However, you have to be careful with the choice of pattern, since some of the most common wallpaper designs can actually make your bedroom look smaller and more crowded. Instead, choose bright designs and patterns which have fewer, but bigger geometrical shapes or floral motifs.

Having concrete walls and combining them with light-coloured contemporary furniture will make for a nice combination of the wall’s roughness with the tenderness of the furniture pieces. Bricked or tiled walls are also a possibility, but you’ll have to be careful to combine them with brownish colours and mostly metallic furniture to achieve industrial look.

Finally, a padded wall will be a good substitute for the lack of a headboard on your bed.

4. Let art speak for you and to you

Decorating your walls with art will allow you to express your own temperament. It’s as simple as hanging the artwork you love, but not too many, since you want to avoid the cluttered appearance. In fact, just one statement piece can be enough, especially for smaller rooms. And other than mirrors, which can be hung or simply leaned against a wall to make your bedroom look bigger, there is another trend to consider this year.

Although most people will only consider chalkboard walls for children’s rooms, they have found their place in quite a few grown-up bedrooms as well. This is especially convenient if you’re artistic and are prepared to draw new things every week or so. In case your walls are white and your furniture is of light colors, you can choose vibrant and colorful art pieces to make the room more cheerful.

5.Lighting is key

When it comes to lighting in your room, it should be in accordance with your personality, but changeable to fit your mood on any given day. If you only have one overhead light, this will be difficult to achieve, but if you add some accent lights, a lamp or two and make good use of natural light, you’ll be able to create any kind of atmosphere in your bedroom.

If you’re a keen reader, you’ll benefit from a table lamp or a wall sconce above your bed. If you like to be surrounded by luxury, choose an opulent chandelier as the main lighting feature. You can also use curtains of various colors and thickness to control the natural light coming into your bedroom, so that you can either block it when you want to sleep, or let it in during the day for a boost of optimism.

Following trends is a great thing, but feeling safe and cozy in your bedroom is the most important goal for you to achieve. So, let your own esthetic sense lead you towards the best décor solution.

Read Also: 7 secrets to a stress-free apartment remodelling

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Give Your Boring Platter An Interesting Twist https://www.procaffenation.com/give-your-boring-platter-an-interesting-twist/ https://www.procaffenation.com/give-your-boring-platter-an-interesting-twist/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:26:26 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28207 Take your taste buds on an epicurean journey with these recipes. 1. Mini Buckwheat Tostadas Ingredients: Whisky 12gram buckwheat flour, 10gram rock salt, and 15gram baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix it with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add some water and mix until the dough comes together. Divide the dough …

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Take your taste buds on an epicurean journey with these recipes.

1. Mini Buckwheat Tostadas

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Ingredients: Whisky 12gram buckwheat flour, 10gram rock salt, and 15gram baking powder together in a mixing bowl.

Mix it with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add some water and mix until the dough comes together. Divide the dough into small equal pieces. Preheat the fryer and fry the small Rotis until they are crispy. Before consuming, garnish them with toppings of your choice like onions, tomatoes, etc.

2. Dry Fruit Chaat

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Place a spoonful of oil in a pan and roast 5 grams of peanuts, almonds, pistachios, and cashew nuts.  Allow it to cool down.

Add 2-3gms of rock salt, red pepper, chat masala and meethi chutney. Mix them well. Your dry chart is ready.

3. Raw Banana and Paneer Tikki

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Mix 150gm mashed Kacha Kela with 30grams of boiled and mashed potatoes.

Grate 30gram Paneer on the side and then mix it with 5gm green chillies and make a paste of it. Mix this paste with the kacha kela mixture. Add 5gm chopped coriander and season it with salt. Make small Tikki size Patties from the mixture and shallow fry it in desi ghee to get a nice brown colour on both the sides.

4. Kuttu Papdi and Raw Banana Chaat

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For Papdi, kneed 100gm kuttu Atta with 3gram sendha namak, water and 15grams ghee. Make flat patties out of the dough, the same size as the papdi and deep fry them until you get a crisp texture.

On the platter, add 30grams of hand-mashed boiled potatoes and kuttu papdi. Top it with 200grams sweet curd and 15grams tamarind and coriander chutney. Finally, garnish it with 5gram pomegranate and chopped coriander.

Read Also: Some Of The Best Food Items To Hog On During This Winter

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Breathe Easily: How Air Quality Can Affect Your Sleep https://www.procaffenation.com/breathe-easily-how-air-quality-can-affect-your-sleep/ https://www.procaffenation.com/breathe-easily-how-air-quality-can-affect-your-sleep/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:59:20 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30502 In order to stay healthy, it’s essential that the air we breathe is as clean as possible. However, with the pollution in most of today’s big cities and the situation sometimes being even worse inside our homes, this can prove to be challenging. But, how does quality of air influence our everyday life? And, most …

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In order to stay healthy, it’s essential that the air we breathe is as clean as possible. However, with the pollution in most of today’s big cities and the situation sometimes being even worse inside our homes, this can prove to be challenging. But, how does quality of air influence our everyday life? And, most of all, how does it affect us while sleeping? Take a look at some answers to these questions.

VOCs

VOC stands for Volatile organic compounds. They are organic chemicals, which are usually found in gaseous state in households, emitted from various solid or liquid products you use daily. They can be found in paints, aerosol sprays, different air fresheners, disinfectants and pesticides. Not only do VOCs get released when you use these products, but also when they’re stored, although to a smaller extent. It’s no wonder then that the levels of many of these compounds are higher indoors, where you and your family spend most of your time, than outdoors.

They can irritate your nose and throat, cause headaches or nausea, damage your central nervous system and organs such as liver or kidneys, and some of them may even be cancerogenic. Although you probably can’t completely eliminate these compounds from your home, you can limit the exposure to them by choosing more natural products. It’s especially important to lower their levels in your bedrooms, so that they don’t affect the health of your family and disrupt your sleep cycles.

PBDEs

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs are toxic chemicals you can find on your mattresses, furniture and electronics. The reason for their presence is that they’re fire-resistant and cheap, but the negative affects on people’s health definitely outnumber the benefits of these harmful chemicals. They affect the production of hormones in your body, they may be linked to reduced fertility in people, and it’s even possible that they can cause cancer. They accumulate in your body, as well as in breastmilk as time goes by, meaning that they may not cause any symptoms at first.

However, after a while, you might experience various health issues caused by PBDEs. One way to prevent this is to change your mattress or by investing in furniture that hasn’t been treated in these chemicals. If you’re surrounded by PBDEs while sleeping, you’ll breathe them in, which can decrease your sleep quality, and may even cause different breathing conditions, such as sleep apnea. And don’t forget that children are more sensitive than adults to any sort of pollution, so make sure all your bedrooms are free of PBDEs.

Allergens

All the activities you perform while awake cause your breathing rate to change many times during the day. Similarly, as you reach the REM phase of your sleep cycle, your breathing becomes deeper and faster, with oscillations mimicking those you have while you move throughout the day. If there are allergens in your or your kids’ bedrooms, you’ll be breathing them in when you sleep, which can cause different health problems.

Molds, pollen or pet dander can lead to shortness of breath due to sinus pressure, congestion and a runny nose, so make sure that you clean all the bedrooms in your home regularly and thoroughly and that you invest in an efficient HEPA air purifier, which can remove nearly all airborne particles from your home. Avoiding symptoms like sneezing and nose inflammation can help you sleep. In order to feel focused, energized and rested, you need to sleep uninterruptedly and the air quality in your home should be at the highest possible level, so do your best to get rid of all the allergens you can to improve your sleep.

Humidity

Another thing that can be a factor in how well you sleep is the indoor humidity balance. If the air in your home is stuffy or moist, it could mean that the humidity is too high. This could also lead to the development of bacteria or mold in your rooms, which is something that could influence your sleep cycles in a negative way. On the other hand, low humidity levels can leave the air in your home cold and dry, which can irritate your skin and even lead to nosebleeds.

This is why it’s important that you ventilate your bedrooms frequently, that you maintain your air conditioners and that you get a humidifier or a dehumidifier to help you balance the humidity and improve the quality of both, the air in your home and your sleep.

As soon as you notice you’re having sleeping difficulties, don’t wait for things to get better on their own. Make an effort to improve the air quality in your home, including your bedrooms and allow yourself to sleep like a baby, breathing in nothing but clean air.

Read Also: These Healthy Habits Help Breathe Better

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6 Thoughtful Gifts for the New Mom in Your Life https://www.procaffenation.com/6-thoughtful-gifts-for-the-new-mom-in-your-life/ https://www.procaffenation.com/6-thoughtful-gifts-for-the-new-mom-in-your-life/#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:59:01 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30498 If your wife, sister, or friend has welcomed a new bundle of joy into her life, there are many changes happening that she may not be totally prepared for (but then again, who is?). The addition of a newborn means she may be trading in her high heels for house slippers, raucous nights out with …

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If your wife, sister, or friend has welcomed a new bundle of joy into her life, there are many changes happening that she may not be totally prepared for (but then again, who is?). The addition of a newborn means she may be trading in her high heels for house slippers, raucous nights out with friends for evenings in with the new baby, and long, luxurious baths for a quick hop in the shower. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles. But as the new mom in your life figures it all out, there are gifts that will make her life a little bit better.

Here are seven of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your favorite mama:

1.Baby Sling by Wildbird

This versatile sling can carry newborns up to 35-pound toddlers. It’s fully adjustable and fits most mothers and children. Constructed of a single layer of 100% linen chambray fabric, this sling is extremely easy to clean and looks great with anything. As a bonus, it was hand sewn in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Why a baby sling?

  • Easy access to your baby
  • Cheaper than a stroller
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Space
  • Communication
  • Hands-free
  • Fitness – you can get an extra workout hauling your baby around!

2. Meal Subscription by Sakara

As a new mom, your friend might not have as much time to prepare healthy meals. So, help her out with a healthy meal subscription service like Sakara. This meal service is different than others because each meal is organic and ready-to-eat. There are breakfast, lunch, and dinner options along with detoxifying teas to aid in digestion.

Sakara may help new mothers increase their energy, boost their immune system, improve their skin tone and texture, and increase focus. Each meal is plant-based, organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and without refined sugar.

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3. Loafer Flats for Women by Rothy’s

Moms don’t always have time to shop for themselves because they’re too busy feeding and caring for their new bundle of joy. Plus, their bodies may have changed post-partum and they’re not sure what fits. Help mama out with some loafer flats for women. These particular kicks offer sustainable qualities – they’re made from recycled water bottles and recyclable when they reach the end of their life cycle. And while they’re functional flats, they don’t skimp on style!

4. Jade Facial Roller by Herbivore

Encourage Mom to take some time out for herself, even if it’s just five minutes in the morning. A jade facial roller can help to increase the elasticity of skin, decrease facial puffiness, and help serums and moisturizer absorb better.

Benefits of a jade roller:

  • Sculpt your facial features
  • Encourage drainage
  • Improve absorption of serums and lotions

5. Luxe Cuddle Blanket by Olive & Cocoa

A newborn means a lot of upcoming cuddle time. And cuddle time means you need cozy blankets to wrap up with. Try one of these Luxe Cuddle Blankets which are made from thick faux fur. Each blanket is available in adorable baby pink or pewter. These luxurious blankets arrive in a handmade wooden crate and ribbon so the receiver is sure to feel extra special.

6. 12 Nights of Wine by Vinebox

The best part of having a baby is cherishing all of those special moments with the new addition. But mamas still like to party and now she can drink again! Ease her into the world of fine wines again with an adorable win advent calendar. She will enjoy world class wines from across Italy, France, Spain and more!

Plus, you’ll have the option to order the full-size bottle version of the wines you love.

In Summary

New moms have a lot on their plate. Especially if this is her first time as a mom, she’s in for a whirlwind of changes. Help her out with a nice gift that not only improves her time with her baby but encourages her to take a little time out for herself during the day as well. And if you don’t want to give her a physical gift, simply write her a card offering to babysit or cook dinner for the night. Sometimes, a little help is all she needs to feel on top of the world again.

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Interesting Facts About The Worst Day Of The Week- Monday https://www.procaffenation.com/interesting-facts-about-the-worst-day-of-the-week-monday/ https://www.procaffenation.com/interesting-facts-about-the-worst-day-of-the-week-monday/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:39:20 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27274 1. Monday is the best day to buy a new car. Studies have shown that some people will avoid buying a car on a weekend, as these are the busiest days for a salesperson. This means people will buy cars on Monday as they get more time and attention of the salesman and therefore a …

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1. Monday is the best day to buy a new car. Studies have shown that some people will avoid buying a car on a weekend, as these are the busiest days for a salesperson. This means people will buy cars on Monday as they get more time and attention of the salesman and therefore a better deal.

2. Another positive fact about Mondays is that it is statistically the most likely day that the U.S. Stock Market will rise, rather than fall.

3. But, there is no happiness on Monday- a study conducted by Marmite in 2011 showed that the average people in U.K. won’t crack a smile until 11:16 A.M.

4. It has also been found that the productivity of workers is at its all-time low on Mondays. It is shown that people are 30% less productive on a Monday and only manage about 3.5 hours of work throughout the day.

5. Monday is the day of the week when most of the people do their online shopping. There are a lot of unproductive, demotivated, bored employees shopping online at work!

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6. The word Monday comes from the Old English word “Mōnandaeg,” and the Middle English “Monenday.” It is originally a translation of Latin “dies lunae” meaning “day of the Moon.”

7. In the U.K., “Monday” is a slang term used to describe a large and heavy sledgehammer.

8. The Boomtown Rats song I Don’t Like Mondays was inspired by a shooting spree in America by killer Brenda Spencer. When she was questioned by the police about her motivations for the murder spree, she answered ‘ I don’t like Mondays.’

9. In 2012 and 2018, there were 53 Mondays in a year. This occurrence won’t happen again until 2024.

10. Monday is the only day that is an anagram for a single word, the word being ‘dynamo.’

11. A study in 2011 showed that the average person moans for 34 minutes on a Monday, compared to the 22 minutes on other days.

12. Even if you maintain a steady weight, scientists have found that Monday is the day of the week when you will weigh the most.

13. On a Monday, almost 50% of the employees are late for their work as they become lazy on the weekends.

14. Over 40 Professionals are the biggest demographic to suffer more stress on the first day of the week.

15. Socializing is part of the reason why Mondays suck so much. Researchers have found that being away from the work-related social group for a weekend makes us feel like we need to secure our place in our social work environment.

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16. A study once revealed the best ways to get over the “Monday Blues” are by watching TV, online shopping, planning a holiday and buying chocolate, etc.

17. Monday is commonly considered as the “suicide day,” because it is the day of the week where most of the people take their own lives.

18. Monday is also known as the ”Heart attack day”  because there is a marked 20% increase in the rate of heart attacks.

19. Surprisingly, Mondays are the least rainy day of the week. Although the exact science behind this fact is unknown, researchers believe that it is due to the decrease in man-made pollution over the weekend.

20. When scientists recorded emotions of people for different days, they found not a lot of difference in the emotions. But, when they asked people to remember which day was the most stressful, they always say Monday. This is due to a large emotional shift from a Sunday to a Monday as compared to that between a Tuesday and a Wednesday.

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21. Monday is also the most sleep-deprived day. According to scientists, the extra sleep hour you get on a weekend makes you worse off on a Monday, as it throws off your body clock. When you wake up early on a Monday, it’s more of a shock than waking up on any other weekday.

22. You look less attractive on a Monday or at least you think you do. One study conducted in America showed that American people of all ages feel that they are not that attractive on a Monday.

Read Also: Interesting Facts that you should know about your Body

 

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5 Top Locations for a once in a Lifetime Escape https://www.procaffenation.com/5-locations-once-in-a-lifetime-escape/ https://www.procaffenation.com/5-locations-once-in-a-lifetime-escape/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:21:14 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30472 Travelling might just be the essence of life. When you travel, you find out so many things about yourself and the world around you. Getting closer to foreign cultures makes you the citizen of the world and builds a strong and compassionate soul which has no room for hate. All of this helps you grow …

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Travelling might just be the essence of life. When you travel, you find out so many things about yourself and the world around you. Getting closer to foreign cultures makes you the citizen of the world and builds a strong and compassionate soul which has no room for hate. All of this helps you grow as a person and lets you escape daily life in pursuit of something greater. With the world so big, the question is: where do you find that great lifetime escape?

1. The Amazon Rainforest

It’s time to leave the concrete jungle and step into a real one. The Amazon Rainforest will inspire you to take new chances and make you forget about the life you’ve been living so far. The bravery which has been brewing inside you for some time will finally surface under the influence of wild and overgrown trees and plants.

The possibility of encountering the inhabitants of the Rainforest will deepen the feelings you’ve already been experiencing and you’ll know your trip wasn’t for nothing. This isn’t the only jungle or rainforest you can visit either, as all of them offer the same eye-opening experience which makes you view life differently.

2. Bushbaby, Africa

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Release the wild within and set foot in Africa. Here, you’ll get to encounter nature at its purest- bare of people and their influence. Of course, this is true to an extent because safaris are led by professionals who want you to be safe and enjoy this perfect experience to the fullest.

All of the animals you’ve only seen in pictures and zoos suddenly seem more alive and dangerous. This is bound to fill you with adrenaline and remind you of how untamed, wild, and mesmerizing nature can actually be. You won’t come home the same person and you’ll surely be itching to come back as soon as you can.

3. Marrakech, Morocco

One aim of travel is definitely to immerse the senses in new experiences. An excellent way to do this is to visit Marrakech. Not only is this a historic town, offering beautiful landmarks and heroic stories to any history buff, but it’s also heaven for the senses.

The marketplace is an excellent example of that. Shopkeepers and storytellers fill your mind with stories of the local trade, while the various local spices fill your nostrils with enticing smells. You also can’t pass up local delicacies such as escargots or couscous, as it will complete the journey of the senses wonderfully.

4. Green Island, Queensland

Australia is famous for its green and blue waters, and Green Island is no exception. If you’re looking for a bit of a tropical adventure where you can get to know the sea life as well as the island, this is your destination. Green Island is also a protected national park, so it’s important to leave everything as you’ve found it.

It’s home to many colourful sea creatures and sea turtles, inviting you to a whole new world of adventure. Snorkeling gears are available for hire so you can get close and personal with the friendly inhabitants of the island. You can also go on a glass bottom boat ride and hear more about the island beauties and its history.

5. Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague is beautiful all year round, but perhaps it’s wisest to visit it in winter. This way you’ll be able to enjoy the snow and all the romantic and soul-nurturing activities that come with it. There’s something poetic about seeing Prague in the winter months of the year. It looks like something out of a storybook thanks to the gothic architecture.

It also gives you the perfect opportunity to try sugary pastries and roasted ham, two of Prague’s specialties. You also can’t miss the traditional Christmas market which offers interesting goods to foreigners and locals alike.

Conclusion

There are many locations perfect for a new or avid traveller. Which one you choose depends on where your heart draws you. In any case, visiting all of them can prove to be the most effective. This way you’ll really get to know our beautiful green planet but will also, perhaps, find another place to call home.

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What is the Tiny Pocket in the Jeans for? https://www.procaffenation.com/what-is-the-tiny-pocket-in-the-jeans-for/ https://www.procaffenation.com/what-is-the-tiny-pocket-in-the-jeans-for/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:29:58 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26440 Denim is one of the most comfortable pieces when it comes to clothing. These days, a pair of jeans is not just limited to different colours but now they come in several forms too; Boyfriend Jeans, Mom Jeans, Straight Fit, Ripped and so on. HISTORY OF DENIM The first pair of blue jeans was introduced in …

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Denim is one of the most comfortable pieces when it comes to clothing. These days, a pair of jeans is not just limited to different colours but now they come in several forms too; Boyfriend Jeans, Mom Jeans, Straight Fit, Ripped and so on.

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HISTORY OF DENIM

The first pair of blue jeans was introduced in the market on May 20, 1873, and this day is also marked and often celebrated as World Jeans Day.  The first jeans were indigo blue coloured due to the fact that darker shades hid more dirt.

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BASIC COMMON THING ABOUT EACH DENIM

These days we have; Distressed denim, denim with patchwork, basic denim and so many other styles that you can choose from. Even though they are available in so many different patterns, there is one thing that is common in each one of them: The tiny pocket.

There are a lot of basic questions that come into our minds. But it becomes very irritating when we don’t get the answers to those questions. One such question is the tiny pocket.

We always used to ask our parents the reason for that tiny pocket’s existence. The only answer that we used to get is that “they make the little pocket to keep coins safe” and we used to think that it’s the only truth which in reality it is not.

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In older times, the cowboys used to keep pocket watches. Pocket watches are very delicate and whenever the cowboys kept their watches in a bigger pocket, the glass would break or get damaged.

To resolve this problem, a tiny pocket was introduced. Levi’s Strauss Co. was the first brand who created a little pocket in their jeans.

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WHAT ELSE CAN YOU USE IT FOR?

Nowadays, almost every fashion brand has introduced a little pocket in their jeans. It has become a fashion statement as it makes the denim look more detailed and fashionable.

But, the existence of a pocket watch is not that common in today’s generation which is why nobody knows the reason behind the presence of this tiny pocket.

You can definitely use the pocket for keeping important bills, coins, buttons or safety pins.

Read Also: Poverty To Riches: True Journey Of Designer Jeans

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Aussie Road Trip Essentials https://www.procaffenation.com/aussie-road-trip-essentials/ https://www.procaffenation.com/aussie-road-trip-essentials/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:28:07 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30449 If you’re a passionate globetrotter who craves to explore as many of the world’s natural wonders as possible, we’re sure that Australia is already on your bucket list. This country is undoubtedly one of the most prominent destinations in the world, and the fact is that more and more people decide to explore it by …

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If you’re a passionate globetrotter who craves to explore as many of the world’s natural wonders as possible, we’re sure that Australia is already on your bucket list.

This country is undoubtedly one of the most prominent destinations in the world, and the fact is that more and more people decide to explore it by going on unforgettable road trips across the Land Down Under. If that’s what you dream about, too, be sure to check out our list of Aussie road trip essentials and get ready for the ultimate Australian adventure right now!

1. First of all, pick a realistic route

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The first and one of the most important steps you must take before you hit the road is picking a realistic route, which is essential for a lot of reasons. Everyone knows that Australia has so many breathtaking natural beauties and sceneries you’ll love to explore, so make sure to plan your trip thoroughly in advance.

Even though it doesn’t seem that big, Australia is actually quite huge, which is exactly why you’ll need to pick one route and get ready for it. You can always opt for exploring the east coast, and the drive between Cairns and Brisbane is one of the most popular road trip routes in the Land Down Under.

There’s also the Pacific Highway route that takes you between Sydney and Brisbane, two largest cities in Australia. On the other hand, if exploring the west coast is your cup of tea, you should definitely drive between Perth and Broom. This road will take you straight through the bush into the wilds of Australia!

2. Don’t forget to pack the clothing essentials

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Once you’ve decided what road trip route to take, you should pack your bags and decide what to bring in terms of your clothing combos. Of course, the amount of stuff you’ll bring depends on the size of your car in the first place, as a lot of vehicles simply don’t have large enough trunks to fit more than the bare necessities.

As already stated, there definitely is a lot to see and do in this amazing country, which is why you should be prepared for every possible scenario. It’s highly likely that you’ll end up relaxing on the beach at some point, so be sure to have a cool bikini in your bag. On the other hand, you should bring a pair of hiking boots, too, as well as comfortable clothes that will make your trip more pleasant.

A lot of ladies love bringing their workout clothes and a pair of Nike shoes to such trips as these are the comfiest out there. A pair of trendy leggings should definitely find its place in your suitcase, so make sure to get it if you haven’t by now!

3. Don’t forget road trip beauty essentials either

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Apart from the clothing essentials you shouldn’t forget to pack, there are also a few beauty essentials you need in your cosmetic bag before your trip kicks off. The first product you must have is sunscreen, as you’re highly likely to be exposed to the harmful sun’s rays for most of the time. Apart from it, you should also bring a pack of wet wipes appropriate for your skin type, as freshening up after hours of sitting in one place is exactly what you need.

Besides that, you’ll want to remove all traces of dirt, oil, and makeup residue with these gentle wipes, so don’t forget to bring them along. A bottle of dry shampoo and a mini-toothbrush should also find their place in your cosmetic bag, as well as mineral water spray that will rehydrate your skin and give it more life while on the go.

4. Plan the rest stops in advance

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If you’ve never been on a road trip before, you should know that it isn’t just about driving from one place to another without stopping. You should know that rest stops should be a legitimate part of your itinerary, too, as these are equally important as the driving part itself. These are particularly important simply because you need to restock food and water as you drive, so be sure to carefully plan your rest stops in advance.

Needless to say, you should do thorough route research before you embark on a new adventurous trip, and there are some amazing apps that can help you accomplish that with success. You can also find some useful insights and tips from other drivers online, and these can be even more useful than the apps – especially if they’re up to date.

As you can see, preparing for an Aussie road trip doesn’t have to be as challenging as you probably thought. All you have to do is to pick a realistic route and plan the rest stops in advance, as well as pack only the essentials – both when it comes to clothing and to cosmetic products. Once that’s done, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy the beauties of the Land Down Under at their best!

Read Also: Chanshal Pass: A Journey Towards The End

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Why Do We Fast? https://www.procaffenation.com/why-do-we-fast-2/ https://www.procaffenation.com/why-do-we-fast-2/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:38:25 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30385 In India, we celebrate the festival of karwa chauth and women observe this fast for the long life and good health of their husbands. It is believed that keeping a fast is not just a physical discipline, but it can be a spiritual feast too. Fasting is the willing reduction or absence of some or …

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In India, we celebrate the festival of karwa chauth and women observe this fast for the long life and good health of their husbands.

It is believed that keeping a fast is not just a physical discipline, but it can be a spiritual feast too. Fasting is the willing reduction or absence of some or all kinds of food or liquids.
In India, fasting is of great significance in the Spiritual sense too. It is considered as a way or prayer to God.

During Navratri, people fast for 8 to 9 days regularly to worship or please the Goddess. Generally, people fast occasionally during a month or even once every week.

There are many beneficial effects of fasting not only on the body but also on the mind. Paramahansa Yogananda says, — “you, the soul are far more than the perishable body of flesh. while keeping a fast, you discover, what is sustaining you the cosmic energy or the internal prana in the body that lies within”.

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Fasting is a discipline and the way of telling your body and mind that we still have control over it. The main reason for obesity is unhealthy eating patterns. We get swayed by the taste of mouthwatering desserts and other food items. This leads to creating health hazards for us.

‌Here are the most significant benefits of fasting:

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  • ‌keeping a fast can help you in the cleansing and detoxification of the body.
  • ‌It can also help in strengthening the immune system and keep a check on blood sugar levels.
  • ‌It enhances the rate of metabolism.
  • ‌It creates a strong willingness in an individual and helps to attain the wholeness at the Spiritual level.
  • Fasting or intermittent calorie restriction may affect cancer and tumour development, but it is not currently used as a form of treating cancer.
  • Fasting improves alertness, Mood, and subjective feelings of well being.
  • ‌It helps in dealing with symptoms of depression.
  • ‌Fasting also helps in weight loss, but this criterion has not been prescribed by doctors, is it can lead to deprivation of many essential nutrients, which are required for a healthy body.
  • while keeping a fast, religiously, it is believed that we transmit our energies on a higher level while praying and thus, we begin to realise that we are living in cosmic energy and our body becomes the magnet.
  • Astrologers believe people should go on a fast for at least one day in a week. And they believe, if the day of fast is chosen according to a native’s own Sun Sign then it can create miracles.
  • The whole process gives you intense inner strength, patience, self confidence and positive energy.

Read Also: What Fasting Does To Your Body

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Who Was The First Man To Pee On The Moon? https://www.procaffenation.com/who-was-the-first-man-to-pee-on-the-moon/ https://www.procaffenation.com/who-was-the-first-man-to-pee-on-the-moon/#respond Wed, 09 Jan 2019 18:27:21 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25335 It is the tendency of the human body to answer nature’s call as soon as it strikes. It might strike anyone, anytime and anywhere. Clearly, it couldn’t care less about whether you are on Earth or the Moon. Everyone knows who was the first person to set foot on the moon. Yes!  Neil Armstrong was …

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It is the tendency of the human body to answer nature’s call as soon as it strikes. It might strike anyone, anytime and anywhere.

Clearly, it couldn’t care less about whether you are on Earth or the Moon. Everyone knows who was the first person to set foot on the moon. Yes!  Neil Armstrong was the first person to step on the Moon on 20 July 1969.

But, none of us knows about the first person who peed on the moon.

Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of Apollo 11 was the second person to ever set foot on Moon, Neil Armstrong became the first person by stepping 15 minutes earlier than Buzz Aldrin, due to the first failed attempt of Buzz Aldrin to reboard the Eagle lander.

There were lots of firsts during the very first lunar landing Apollo 11 mission, an amusing record is held by Buzz Aldrin: The first person to urinate on the Moon.

Yes! You read that correctly.

Of course, he didn’t actually urinate on the moon. 42 years ago, astronauts didn’t have good absorbent garments for space expedition as they have now, so they had to excrete in bags.

By the time he reached the moon, Aldrin’s urine bag was full, so before climbing the Eagle ladder of Apollo 11 he carried his urine bag and emptied it, soon landing on the lunar surface in front of millions of TV viewers.

In his autobiography “No Dream Is Too High ” he says “Neil took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind; I took one small step for man and one giant leak for mankind!”

Apart from being the record holder of the 1st man to pee on the Lunar surface he also holds the Guinness world record for taking a selfie photo in open space.

Read Also: Pulsars: The Most Accurate Clocks In Space

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Some Amazing Facts About VODKA! https://www.procaffenation.com/some-amazing-facts-about-vodka/ https://www.procaffenation.com/some-amazing-facts-about-vodka/#respond Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:57:52 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30405 Vodka is a high alcohol spirit made by distilling fermented grains, like rye and wheat, or sometimes even potatoes. Known since the 8th century, it has now become one of the most popular spirits, especially in countries of Northern and Eastern Europe. Talking about how vodka was invented, Vodka was prepared by distillation of fermented …

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Vodka is a high alcohol spirit made by distilling fermented grains, like rye and wheat, or sometimes even potatoes. Known since the 8th century, it has now become one of the most popular spirits, especially in countries of Northern and Eastern Europe.

Talking about how vodka was invented, Vodka was prepared by distillation of fermented potatoes or grains, though, at present, you can also find flavoured vodkas which contain sugar or fruits.

Water and ethanol are the significant components of this distilled beverage and that can be the reason why this drink is colourless.

Vodka is derived from a Slavic word ‘voda’, which means ‘water’. This kind of drink was originated in Poland. Usually, vodka is consumed chilled and neat (without water, ice or mixers), but, it can itself be an ideal mixer for cocktails.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the fascinating facts about vodka.

1. Vodka and Whisky both are termed as ‘water’

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The word ‘Vodka’ was derived from the Slavic word ‘voda’ and the term Whisky was derived from the Gaelic word ‘uisce or uisge’, both of the words translate to ‘water’ in English.

2. Vodka is the Purest Drink

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As mentioned earlier, vodka is made through distillation of water, ethanol and fermented grains or potatoes. It proves that it is one of the purest drinks available on this planet. Why so? That’s because it is carbon filtered and contains a very little amount of fusel oils as compared to the other alcoholic drinks.

3. Vodka comes with an expiry date

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Yes, it’s true that vodka has an expiration date. So yeah, this proves the point that vodka is not something which gets better with age. It does have an expiry date after which it shouldn’t be consumed.

So, you better consume that vodka bottle within 12 months from the date of manufacturing.

4. Vodka can be used for multiple purposes

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You can also make use of vodka as a deodorizer, cleanser, insect repellent, dandruff remedy as well as an aftershave.

5. Vodka comes in a lot of flavours

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As you all know vodka also comes in fruit flavours and it also comes in a variety of other strange flavours like iced cake, bacon, big dill, buttered popcorn, smoked salmon, redfish, etc.

6. Gluten-free vodka


You must know the fact that vodka is made with grains which contain gluten, but there are certain brands like ‘Blue Ice’ and ‘Bombora’, which manufacture gluten-free vodka which is quite not familiar. And, if you are allergic to gluten, you don’t have to avoid vodka anymore!

7. Vodka can be really expensive

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The most expensive and highest quality vodka in the world is the ‘Billionaire Vodka’ which costs around 3.7 Million US dollars. Such Royal stuff!

8. The most popular brand of vodka was initiated by a Russian peasant 


Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov, who was once a peasant, invented the top-selling vodka brand called ‘Smirnoff’ and later became one of the wealthiest men in Russia.

9. Vodka is low in calories

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A shot of vodka contains approximately 90 calories. Hence, it can be an ideal alcoholic beverage for you if you want to lose some weight while you’re drinking.

10. There is a vodka museum in Russia


If you ever visit Russia, you must see the ‘Museum of Russian Vodka’ once. There you can find several varieties of vodka along with their history and other details.

Read Also: Chernobyl Way Of Life: Uses Of Vodka You Did Not Know About

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If you are a strawberry lover – then you should read this article definitely! https://www.procaffenation.com/if-you-are-a-strawberry-lover-then-you-should-read-this-article-definitely/ https://www.procaffenation.com/if-you-are-a-strawberry-lover-then-you-should-read-this-article-definitely/#respond Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:03:52 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30357 Strawberry! www.thermofisher.com This delicious winter fruit is good for everyone and even great for those with diabetes. Strawberries are sodium free and rich in potassium making them perfect for managing blood pressure. It also ranksin the top 20 highest antioxidants food list. It is an important fruit because it is a good source of manganese which …

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Strawberry!

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This delicious winter fruit is good for everyone and even great for those with diabetes. Strawberries are sodium free and rich in potassium making them perfect for managing blood pressure.

It also ranksin the top 20 highest antioxidants food list. It is an important fruit because it is a good source of manganese which is great for overall health and eye health. Apparently, one serving of 8 strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange.

Winter is here bringing with it some juicy strawberries. A seasonal treat you can enjoy as a fruit in a drink or as a star ingredient of a savoury starter or dessert.

Here’s a quick guide to berry delights that are simply irresistible.

1. Strawberry Mousse

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All you need for this recipe is egg whites, caster sugar, strawberries whizzed to a puree and a double cream, softly whipped.

Whisk egg whites until they make for stiff peaks. Whisk in the sugar to make it glossy. Add the cream into the mixture, mix and leave it to chill. Once cool, mix in the puree. Pour the mousse into glasses and spread over some extra strawberry puree for serving effects. Chill it and serve.

2. Strawberry-Nutella Pie Eggless

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Strawberry Nutella is a combination of strawberry, Nutella, cake and biscuit crumbs making it the perfect dessert. It is a pie you can devour on a cheat day when you are in the mood to indulge yourself.

3. Berry Merry Freakshake

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Starting with a base of your favourite ice creams, this freakshake is layered with strawberries, topped with a combo of Golden stars in chocolate pearls. It’s everything your strawberry freakshake dreams are made of.

4. Berry Crepe Cake

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Stacking it up is one way to intelligent crepes, but we are going all the way with this one. Giving you the 15 layered goodness of crepes with layers of whipped cream and berry sauce.

The tower is then topped with a deep strawberry sauce over the lilac layered cake. The strawberry sauce heroes the desert and brings all the flavours together. The sauce is made with the strawberry puree and fresh cream once poured over the layered cake it not only encompasses its flavour but also enhances its signature Nara colours through this decadent southeast Asian dessert.

5. Strawberry Chilli Freakshake

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It consist of strawberries, hot chocolate and a kick of Chilli to Spice it up. This one is a great thirst quencher that is also sinfully decadent.

6. The Redhead

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If you love strawberries and red wine is your choice of poison, then this concoction will definitely appeal to you.

The strawberries are poached in red wine to extract that tartness of the fruit, which compliments the tropical sugarcane notes of Rum. This drink brings out the true essence of strawberries by using the poaching method of cooking. The use of rum with strawberries gives you the perfect balance of tart and sweetness that tantalizes the palate.

7. Strawberry and Marshmallow Freakshake

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This freakshake is Nostalgia in a glass. A combination of childhood favourites and healthy options is always a good idea. Keeping that in mind, this drink is a combination of these two to perfectly balance the sweetness. So, you can enjoy the goodness of strawberries and delightful marshmallows.

8. Strawberry, Tangerine, and GoatCheese Bruschetta

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Ditch the regular bruschetta for a savoury twist that promises to be an explosive treat for your tastebuds. The sweetness of the Luscious strawberries together with the tartness of the Tangerine and the saltiness of the goat cheese gives this bruschetta an edge among others.

Read Also: What Happens When You Eat Strawberries Everyday?

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The Right Way to Shampoo your Hair! https://www.procaffenation.com/the-right-way-to-shampoo-your-hair/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-right-way-to-shampoo-your-hair/#respond Sun, 06 Jan 2019 17:08:27 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30403 Most people actually do not know how to make the shower work in their hair’s favour. This is the reason why they either struggle with hard to manage mane or suffer from scalp conditions that affect their tresses. If you have always struggled with oily hair, then dig in and learn how to wash your …

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Most people actually do not know how to make the shower work in their hair’s favour. This is the reason why they either struggle with hard to manage mane or suffer from scalp conditions that affect their tresses.

If you have always struggled with oily hair, then dig in and learn how to wash your hair in a better way:

The correct and appropriate way to shampoo your hair can make a lot of difference. It may seem to be one of the easiest steps in the morning, but doing it right can do wonders to your hair. Here are 5 rules you must follow while shampooing your hair:

1. Use your palms instead of fingers

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Studies show that you should massage your scalp using the tip of your fingers while shampooing. This helps give the scalp a good scrub to loosen up the dirt and build up products but also, this manipulation can actually stimulate the sebum glands in your scalp and make your hair oilier. If you are prone to an oily scalp.

2. Choose the right Shampoo

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Pick a right shampoo for your hair type. If you are confused on what shampoo you should buy, you can consult a hair stylist or a trichologist. Moreover, instead of buying a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner combo, buy a separate shampoo and conditioner bottle for better results.

3. Wet your hair properly

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One common mistake a lot of us make is not wetting the hair properly. Before applying the product, you must wet your hair under the shower for about 2 to 3 minutes, so that your hair is completely wet. This will also help absorb the product better.

4. Apply it at the right place


While shampooing, focus more on the scalp area, where the roots are and not the hair ends and while you are using a conditioner, lather it on the hair ends and not the roots.

5. Rinse properly


Once you have applied the shampoo, don’t rinse it immediately. Let the shampoo sit on your hair for at least 2 to 3 minutes, so it can work properly. Also, use cold water, instead of hot water. Cold water is going to help seal the hair cuticles, which will prevent further damage.

6. Don’t skip the Conditioner

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A very common misconception that people have is that you can skip conditioning if you have an oily scalp and hair. What you should actually do is apply conditioner from the midshaft to the ends only, not on your scalp. Also, rinse thoroughly in order to avoid any conditioner from getting in contact with your scalp.

7. Don’t wash your hair everyday

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Washing your hair every day can end up damaging your hair more than you think. Try not to wash your hair more than 3-4 times a week. If you feel your hair is greasy, you can use dry shampoo in between.

8. Avoid applying styling products directly to your scalp

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Similarly, it goes with every styling product you use for your hair after washing it. If you have an oily scalp, avoid applying the products directly to your scalp and instead focus on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair.

Even if you are convinced at this point to skip the shampoo next time you are in the shower, quitting shampoo for good, might be too extreme.

Besides, there’s something relaxing about lathering up, right? So how about you just look for better products that don’t contain harsh ingredients for your hair and scalp.

Read Also: Ignoring Hair Loss Is Probably Not A Good Idea

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Hidden Beach of the Marietas Islands https://www.procaffenation.com/hidden-beach-of-marietas-islands/ https://www.procaffenation.com/hidden-beach-of-marietas-islands/#respond Sat, 05 Jan 2019 18:27:04 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=22565 Hidden Beach or Lovers’ Beach, officially called as Playa del Amor is one appealing part of the Marietas Islands which are located in the west of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, just around the Banderas Bay. Underwater volcano flare-ups formed the Marietas Islands as a series of land formations, said Ventura Osorio, the guide who provides a …

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Hidden Beach or Lovers’ Beach, officially called as Playa del Amor is one appealing part of the Marietas Islands which are located in the west of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, just around the Banderas Bay.

Underwater volcano flare-ups formed the Marietas Islands as a series of land formations, said Ventura Osorio, the guide who provides a tour to the hidden beach.

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Unusual Past of the Hidden Beach

However, the Hidden Beach was formed even prior to the First World War. The Mexican Government used the site for target practice in the 1900s. The place was highly uninhabitable and was just the right location for target practice and to run the military tests. Controlled bombings formed many unique rock structures and caves.

This beach is not devastated and ruined at all after those follow-ups. Playa del Amor beach is a call with its astonishing and heavenly pleasing sensation and is not deserted at all. Visitors reach the beach through a short tunnel and they have to swim all the way ’til the tunnel opens up into the beach. Although, you must have a permit to walk around the hidden beach as Mexican Government conserves the Marietas Islands as their Natural Reserve.

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Hidden Beach gained its reputation with the boosted recognition through the social media platforms. Not far later, it became the world’s most picturesque and striking bomb site. If not for the social media, the hidden beach would still be unknown. Also, as it is located underground, so you can only have an ariel view.

While being at the beach, visitors relish exceptional wildlife around the place. Along with a spectacular marine life which includes humpback whales, dolphins and manta rays.

Also, with the increasing awareness, the number of tourists at Puerto Vallarta is escalating tremendously.

Read Also-  Quick And Easy Vastu Tips For Bedroom That You Can Follow!

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These Healthy Habits Help Breathe Better! https://www.procaffenation.com/these-healthy-habits-help-breathe-better/ https://www.procaffenation.com/these-healthy-habits-help-breathe-better/#respond Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:12:21 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30368 Here are 5 habits that will help you improve your lung health. 1. Avoid exposure to Pollution etimg.etb2bimg.com Air pollution diminishes the immunity of your lungs and can make them prone to infections and diseases. To stay safe, avoid inhaling exhaust fumes and second hand smoke. Ensure your home is a smoke and dust free …

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Here are 5 habits that will help you improve your lung health.

1. Avoid exposure to Pollution

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Air pollution diminishes the immunity of your lungs and can make them prone to infections and diseases. To stay safe, avoid inhaling exhaust fumes and second hand smoke. Ensure your home is a smoke and dust free zone.

2. Benefit of Spices

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Curcumin in turmeric has been proven beneficial for preventing tumour growth in lung cancer and has anti-inflammatory properties.

There are various other spices that can help too:

3. Cinnamon

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Cinnamon contains an oil called Cinnamaldehyde that gives the spice its taste. It has been found that the oil has other special features too.

The oil is said to kickstart a process which burns the calories in your body to produce heat. It also regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels and is the right spice for people suffering from diabetes. It can ultimately helps you breath better.

4. Black pepper

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Black pepper contains an ingredient called Piperine which gives black pepper its distinct flavour. While it is known for its medicinal properties in preventing diseases like malaria and cholera, it is also effective in preventing new fat cells being created. Like cinnamon, it also works in burning the calories for producing heat and helps in breathing better.

5. Exercise

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Almost your lungs are working at their half capacity because there is no reason  for them to work  at their full pace. But if you exercise, it pushes your heart to beat faster and makes your lungs work better. Keep on doing the exercises that will make you breathe a little faster in orderto ensure healthy lungs.

6. Stop smoking

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Smoking is the biggest danger for your lungs. It reduces lung function and is also linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Cigarettes also contain chemicals that inflame and damage the lungs, and may even lead to lung cancer.

7. Eat right

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The best foods for your lungs include fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, apples, Walnuts, and berries. Drink adequate water to hydrate the organ. Eating right and also in the right amounts not only helps you to breathe better but also helps you remain fit and fine. To maintain a proper weight and to feel fresh.

So next time make sure you follow these remedies to prevent yourself from the pollution!

Read Also: You Can Lose Weight While Breathing?

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What is better? Hot Coffee or Cold Coffee? Know how they affect your health. https://www.procaffenation.com/what-is-better-hot-coffee-or-cold-coffee-know-how-they-affect-your-health/ https://www.procaffenation.com/what-is-better-hot-coffee-or-cold-coffee-know-how-they-affect-your-health/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:24:56 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30377 Yes, it is the truth that coffee offers considerable health benefits, some of which come from the coffee itself and others from the caffeine.Doesn’t matter what the preference of caffeine is, a new study suggests that one is better than the other. Yes. So, if you love your hot cuppa, we have some great news …

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Yes, it is the truth that coffee offers considerable health benefits, some of which come from the coffee itself and others from the caffeine.
Doesn’t matter what the preference of caffeine is, a new study suggests that one is better than the other. Yes. So, if you love your hot cuppa, we have some great news for you.

According to research, hot brewed coffee has higher levels of antioxidants, when compared to its colder variant. It’s also been found that the hot brew has more antioxidant capacity.
Furthermore, if we have coffee in moderation, research shows that it can be good for your health since it contains antioxidants.
The studies also show that acidity levels of both hot coffee and cold Brew were pretty similar, even though cold Brews have been considered less acidic traditionally.

Iced coffee is not cold coffee

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First of all, iced coffee is not the same as a cold Brew. Iced coffee is being prepared by brewing coffee then cooling it and the water used in the process is actually heated to prepare the coffee.
But cold Brew is being prepared by using cold water to seep coffee grounds. The time required for seeping the coffee grounds is usually 12 to 14 hours.

Why is cold brew healthier?

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Studies show that the hotly brewed coffee method has more total titratable acids, which might be responsible for higher antioxidant levels in the hot coffee.
Cold brewing coffee is altogether a different process that can help lower acidity. ​Apart from this, health benefits appear to be similar for a hot ​brew and cold brew coffee. Also, cold brew coffee has some distinct advantages, including flavour and how it is prepared. 

Should you switch?

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Since the overall pH levels were similar in both the coffees, cold coffee drinkers should not consider it gentler on the stomach.

So, if you haven’t already jumped on the hot coffee bandwagon, it might be time now.

Read Also: Is Decaf Coffee Harmful To The Ozone Layer?

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Some Herbal Face Packs For Healthy, Glowing Skin! https://www.procaffenation.com/some-herbal-face-packs-for-healthy-glowing-skin/ https://www.procaffenation.com/some-herbal-face-packs-for-healthy-glowing-skin/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:12:35 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30375 In case you head to the salon for a facial cleanup or any other treatment whenever your skin feels dull, here’s something that will save your money and time. Your kitchen is loaded with ingredients that can be put together to make an amazing face mask, and give you a glowing skin in just 10 …

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In case you head to the salon for a facial cleanup or any other treatment whenever your skin feels dull, here’s something that will save your money and time.

Your kitchen is loaded with ingredients that can be put together to make an amazing face mask, and give you a glowing skin in just 10 to 15 minutes. Plus, they are free from harsh chemicals and are suitable for all types of skin.
For a bit of extra glow, don’t look any further than your kitchen pantry. You can make use of rose water, cucumber, khus, aloe vera as natural coolants. Use green tea, apple cider vinegar, potato, tomato, lemon and even white wine to tone the skin, suggests dermatologists.

Herbal beauty experts swear by lemons and watermelons as skin refreshers. Here are a few herbal face pack recipes for a glow that stays.

1. Watermelon Soothers

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  • What all you need-
  • 1 glass of watermelon juice
  • 1 glass rose water
  • 10 mint leaves (Crushed)

Mix well together in an ice tray and put it in the freezer. After you come home from a sunny day just rub this on your skin. Wash your face with cold water after sometime.

2. Papaya Pep

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  • What all you need-
  • 2 tbsp Fuller’s earth
  • 2 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • 2 tbsp mashed papaya
  • Cold milk (enough to make a smooth paste. Cleanse the skin properly and apply this mask on your face. Keep it till it dries. Wash off with cold water. This super papaya pep mask has cleansing enzymes that make your skin squeaky clean and help get rid of tan.

3. Mint Magic

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  • What all you need-
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Few dried mint leaves
  • Honey

Crush seeds coarsely and powder mint leaves. Mix them with little honey and apply on the skin. Leave on for 5 minutes. Rub gently and wash off with water. Sesame seeds have Sun protective properties and soothes sun damaged skin.

4. Oats

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  • What all you need-
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 egg white

Works best for oily skin with blackheads. Crush the oats with the help of a grinder and mix it with egg whites. Gently apply the paste over your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rub gently and wash off with cold water.

5. Fruit Packs

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  • What all you need-
  • 1 tbsp each of grated apples
  • Ripe papaya pulp
  • Mashed banana
  • Yoghurt or lemon juice can be adde

Make a thick paste. Gently apply it on the face and leave it on for half an hour. Moreover, you can store the remaining paste for a few days in the fridge. Wash off with plain water. It gives a good glow, remove tan and softens the skin.

6. Olive Oil Mask

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  • What all you need-
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice

This mask is again pretty simple to make. All you have to do is mix both the ingredients. Olive oil contains vitamin C, D, and E, along with antioxidants that help to moisturize as well as repair damaged skin. Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and works on your blemishes.

A small suggestion-
Night time cleansing is very important to get rid of pollutants because the repair and restoration process of the body goes on while we sleep.

Read Also: The Secret To Glowing Skin Unveiled- It’s In Your Own Kitchen

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Dress To Impress – Ways To Choose Proper Clothes For Your Children https://www.procaffenation.com/dress-to-impress-ways-to-choose-proper-clothes-for-your-children/ https://www.procaffenation.com/dress-to-impress-ways-to-choose-proper-clothes-for-your-children/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:31:33 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30346 Whether you’re travelling with family, taking your kids for a stroll, getting them ready for a playdate, what they wear and whether they’re properly attired, is of high relevance. It’s not only a matter of your kids looking well put together, although that is important too. After all, if you, as a mom, are dressed …

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Whether you’re travelling with family, taking your kids for a stroll, getting them ready for a playdate, what they wear and whether they’re properly attired, is of high relevance.

It’s not only a matter of your kids looking well put together, although that is important too. After all, if you, as a mom, are dressed well, it’s only natural that you pay attention that your kids are as well.

Aside from their clothes always being fresh, non-stained, and well ironed, when it comes to shopping for items, there are a couple of things to take into consideration, and that is what today is all about. So, join us as we guide you, the stylish mom, towards dressing your kids in a way that reflects your taste and speaks volumes of both you and them.

1. The matter of fit

One of the most common mistakes many parents make is putting their kids in clothes that are either too big or too small. Yes, children grow up incredibly fast, and you will find yourself renewing their wardrobe quite frequently.

However, in an effort to save money, purchasing items that are way too large for them is not the answer. Yes, they will eventually grow into them, but in the meantime, you risk them looking a little sloppy, and that definitely doesn’t go with the ‘dress to impress’ look.

The best thing you can do is buy a garment that is just a tad too big – like one or even half a size. Your kid will be comfortable and look great, and it will also give you a smidge of time before they grow out of that item. Also, make sure you learn to distinguish between 24 months and 2T clothing sizes, and you’ll be good to go.

2. The matter of quality

When it comes to our children’s clothing, we tend to place them in separate laundry baskets, wash them alone, use special laundry detergent, all for the sake of not irritating the gentle skin of a baby, a toddler or even an older child. So, if we do that, it’s only natural that we would want only the finest, healthiest and softest fabrics coming anywhere near their skin.

Comfort comes first, but comfort cannot be achieved without great cotton, bamboo and other amazing and feel-good fabrics. This is precisely why you should be very choosy, and when you scout for great kids boutique clothing, make sure to always check the label and see the composition and care part.

3. Always be aware

As a good mom, you want your kids not only to be stylish and cozy – you also want them to be safe. To that end, it’s paramount, when shopping, to avoid items that have buttons – zippers are way safer, as buttons can get loose and immediately become a choking hazard. Fringed and clothing with strings is another major no-no. Not only fringes are totally out of style, but can be dangerous as well, so just steer clear of them.

Finally, as much as you love your little girl, don’t put her in itchy sequin or tulle dresses – they may look good on the outside, but they are not your child’s friend. Stick to kid-friendly fabrics and let the sequins for when she’s much older.

4. Dress to impress

Now that we have covered the matters of fit, fabric, potential hazards, it’s time to get fashionable. When picking dresses, pants, blouses, shirts, tees, sweaters and virtually anything else that is visible, put yourself in your kids’ shoes. Would you pair those two colours or patterns for your own outfit? If the answer is yes, then go for it. However, never buy anything for your kids that you wouldn’t want to wear if you were that age.

This especially goes for kids who are already in school and kindergarten. You want your kid to essentially be a little stylish version of you – only age-appropriate, so never put them in something ugly, even if it’s made from the finest of fabrics. Kids get teased, so by helping them look cute and just a little sophisticated, you’ve done a good job.

Finally, when it comes to babies and toddlers – remember the golden rule – always one more layer than you as a grown-up are wearing. This is the optimal level of layering for smaller children, and it will enable them to be perfectly comfy and just sufficiently warm and safe.

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Have you ever wondered how Champagne is made? https://www.procaffenation.com/have-you-ever-wondered-how-champagne-is-made/ https://www.procaffenation.com/have-you-ever-wondered-how-champagne-is-made/#respond Fri, 28 Dec 2018 06:39:04 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30360 Here is a quick short journey– how grapes make their way from vineyard to bottle and finally in your glass– the process starts with Harvesting, fermentation, blending, ageing, riddling, disgorgement and corking, all while learning about the grapes, soils and regions from the Champagne region of France. 1. Plantation of grapes doubleavineyards.com It all begins with the …

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Here is a quick short journey– how grapes make their way from vineyard to bottle and finally in your glass– the process starts with Harvesting, fermentation, blending, ageing, riddling, disgorgement and corking, all while learning about the grapes, soils and regions from the Champagne region of France.

1. Plantation of grapes

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It all begins with the grapes. In Champagne, the traditional three grapes used to make Champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Sometimes other grapes are being used too, like Pinot Gris.

2. Lab testing

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Grapes for sparkling wines are the first to be harvested, because winemakers are looking for grapes with less sugar and more acid. As the grapes reach maturity, samples are brought back to a lab to test for harvest readiness.

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When the grapes have reached the right levels, the grapes are harvested by hand around the clock, until everything is picked off the vines.

3. First Fermentation

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Next, the leaves and stems are removed, and the grapes are pressed to extract the juice, which goes into giant double-wall stainless steel vats. Here the yeast is added to the juice to trigger the first fermentation.

The grape seeds are sent off to cosmetic companies, and the other organic waste is turned into compost. The grape juice and yeast undergo 14 days of fermentation. According to Mumm representatives, the wine at this stage is tart and nothing special. It doesn’t have bubbles, hasn’t been aged, and has not been blended to perfection.

4. Blending

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Blending is where the winemakers come in. In the centre of the room is a blending tank. The winemaker chooses the percentages of each grape varietal and vintage (say 50 percentage Chardonnay grapes from 2013 and 50 percentage Pinot Noir grapes from 2013).

The fermented grape juices go into a blending tank, and then they are reintroduced to a clean stainless steel tank so that the same process can be done to the other blends.

5. Second Fermentation

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The wine is bottled, and cane sugar and more yeast are added to each bottle to trigger a second fermentation. This is where the bubbles come in! Each bottle has a crown cap or another type of temporary seal, and is stored horizontally in a wine cellar for at least 15 months and up to 11 years.

6. Riddling the Lees

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In the bottle, the yeast eats the sugar, and its byproduct is C02 (aka bubbles!). However, over time, the yeast dies and forms the lees or the dead yeast that looks like sediment at the bottom of the bottle. You never see this in a finished bottle of sparkling wine, because winemakers remove the lees.

Here’s how: After the bottles go through ageing, they must undergo the process of riddling. Several times each day, the bottles are slowly tilted vertically and shaken carefully to encourage the lees down toward the neck of the bottle.

7. Disgorging

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Once the lees has finally reached the bottom, it’s time to disgorge the wine. The neck of the bottle is frozen, thereby freezing the lees. When the bottle cap is popped off, the pressure of the carbon dioxide pops off the frozen lees. What’s left is a small space inside the bottle where the lees used to be. Before the bottles are corked, a little dosage — a mixture of the base wine and pure cane sugar — is added. The sweetness rounds out the flavors and balances any acidity.

8. Corking

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After the disgorgement the wine bottles are corked, and protected with a metal cage, foiled, and shipped across the world for your enjoyment

9. Pouring

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That’s why Champagne and sparkling wines are so special (not to mention expensive); extreme care and precision goes into each and every bottle.



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It’s cookie time– here’s your guide to some crunchy and gooey bites! https://www.procaffenation.com/its-cookie-time-heres-your-guide-to-some-crunchy-and-gooey-bites/ https://www.procaffenation.com/its-cookie-time-heres-your-guide-to-some-crunchy-and-gooey-bites/#respond Tue, 25 Dec 2018 19:53:22 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30293 The vacation season calls for delicious treats and what better than a basketful of cookies to start the celebrations. From activated charcoal cookies to cinnamon star cookies, city has lined up a feast for us all. Pick the one from these varied delicacies and have a fun season. 1, Activated charcoal cookies f4d5s4a5.stackpathcdn.com These cookies …

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The vacation season calls for delicious treats and what better than a basketful of cookies to start the celebrations. From activated charcoal cookies to cinnamon star cookies, city has lined up a feast for us all. Pick the one from these varied delicacies and have a fun season.

1, Activated charcoal cookies

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These cookies are a perfect buttery delight. Activated charcoal is used to enhance its taste. This cookie is a must have for the festive season. Club it with a piping hot cup of coffee or have it with a warm glass of milk.

2. Peppermint wheeldown cookies

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These cookies are a Fun and Festive take on the Classic sugarcookies. It’s a perfect fit for all, as it’s eggless and gelatin free. It is a part Red and white with peppermint flavouring and it is rolled together in a way to form a fun pinwheel.

3. Roasted almond biscotti (Italian cookie)

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These delicious Italian almond cookies are twice baked, dry and crunchy. They really go well when dipped in a beverage like coffee or hot chocolate. They are made fresh everyday at the outlet.

4. Ginger cookies

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These Gingerbread cookies will get you feeling festive and make your Christmas cookie exchange exciting. Shared by the Chefs friend, the recipe has had 13 cookie competitions in last 10 years.

5. Cinnamon star cookies

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These are original German cookies which are entirely made up of groundnuts majorly of Almonds with a mix of hazelnuts. Being a South German speciality, naturally, gluten and Dairy free and has a snowy white hard frosting texture made out of sugar and egg whites. These cookies fill the air with an irresistible aroma as they bake and are imperative parts of Christmas.

6. DoubleTree warm choco chip cookie

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Consider the real Ambassador, a DoubleTree choco chip cookie as a signature welcome. It feels like a piece of home and simple pleasure.

7. Custard cookie

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A traditional and lip smacking soft buttery cookie with a combination of chocolate and custard which makes you drool and crave for more. These crunchy yummy biscuits make excellent gifts for all the special people in your life.

8. Oatmeal and raisin cookies

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The cookie is made with oats flour and is freshly baked making it a perfect delicacy for the winter months, because of the raisins in it. Thanks to its perfect texture and crunch, it makes for an excellent festive treat during holidays and is a staple for high tea holiday parties.

9. Caramel and oat cookies

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These salty caramel oatmeal cookies will leave your mouth watering. The fluffy, soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are swirled with salted caramel and loaded with delicious and nutritious oats. We dare you to eat just one.

Read Also: Oreo Lovers! Check out these amazing Oreo Facts

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The Best Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy https://www.procaffenation.com/the-best-ways-to-keep-your-brain-healthy/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-best-ways-to-keep-your-brain-healthy/#respond Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:41:12 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30336 Taking care of your brain is just as important as taking care of any other part of your body, if not even more. After all, as your body ages and becomes weaker, so does your brain, and mental decline is not an uncommon consequence. Luckily, there are ways to keep your brain sharp for longer. …

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Taking care of your brain is just as important as taking care of any other part of your body, if not even more.

After all, as your body ages and becomes weaker, so does your brain, and mental decline is not an uncommon consequence. Luckily, there are ways to keep your brain sharp for longer. With that in mind, if you want to keep your brain healthy, here are a few suggestions you should consider.

1. Don’t start smoking

And if you already do smoke, quit. Research has shown that smoking increases the chance of dementia and stroke. So, it’s not just a bad habit – it can seriously harm your mental health as you age. Even if you smoke less than half a pack a day, you’re still at considerable risk. The good news is that if you do eventually quit smoking, the risk of dementia and stroke will decrease, and your brain is more likely to function normally during your golden years.

2. Get enough sleep

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The brain never shuts off completely, not even as we sleep. There is actually a lot of work going on while sleeping, from regaining energy to processing everything that happened during the day. For example, our dreams are greatly connected to the information we gathered during the day but perhaps haven’t understood fully. This means that “sleeping on it” does actually work, and you can solve issues much more easily after a good night’s sleep.

Consequently, this also means that if you don’t sleep enough, you will lose that ability. Not to mention that being sleep deprived also means that you are never fully conscious and able to perform at your cognitive peak. So, make sure to get at least seven hours of quality sleep every night.

3. Get professional help

Regardless of your age and health condition, brain tumours can still appear. If you notice the symptoms, the most important thing to do is not to panic. It’s completely normal to be scared, but you should still try to stay positive, and get tested first.

You should also talk to a good neurosurgeon, like Dr Timothy Steel, who can help you decide on the next step. There are more than a few treatment options, like surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. However, most patients are usually advised to get a combination of different treatments for better results.

4. De-stress

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Needless to say, stress can greatly affect your mental abilities. If you’re stressed out, it becomes extremely hard for you to focus, solve problems, make decisions, etc. It is what stress is meant to do though – it’s supposed to make your attention span short, so you can focus only on what’s causing the stress.

However, if you are constantly under stress, it means that you’re never able to think critically. Stress can also affect your sleep and eating habits, which can harm your mental health even more. So, find a way to de-stress, whether it is some form of meditation, a type of exercise, or some other calming activity.

5. Improve your diet

This one probably does not come as a surprise. If you want your brain to stay healthy, you need to eat healthy. There are many different types of food that are good for your brain. For example, Ginkgo biloba can improve your memory while oily fish can improve your brain function. Protein, which is mostly found in meat, eggs, and beans can make you more mentally alert. Vegetables, in general, are great for your mental health, so make sure to eat plenty of them.

Keeping your brain healthy is a must if you want to lead a quality lifestyle in your older years. Many people are afraid of dementia, and even though it’s sometimes unavoidable, you should still do your best to lower your chances of suffering from it.

So, improve your diet, and make sure to get enough sleep. Quit smoking if you do smoke, and don’t start if you don’t. Find a way to relieve stress, and if you do happen to get a brain tumour, make sure to consult an experienced doctor.

Read Also: Fuel Your Brain With These Superfoods To Keep It Healthy And Running


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Know the importance of Beeswax Candles in your Home Decor! https://www.procaffenation.com/know-the-importance-of-beeswax-candles-in-your-home-decor/ https://www.procaffenation.com/know-the-importance-of-beeswax-candles-in-your-home-decor/#respond Sun, 23 Dec 2018 18:18:17 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30291 Candles, while a great idea to refresh and beautify your home decor, are often packed with additives and preservatives. These hazardous chemicals can give you severe headaches and most of them are bad for homes with pets and children. Therefore, this article discusses the important reasons why you should use natural or beeswax candles in …

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Candles, while a great idea to refresh and beautify your home decor, are often packed with additives and preservatives. These hazardous chemicals can give you severe headaches and most of them are bad for homes with pets and children. Therefore, this article discusses the important reasons why you should use natural or beeswax candles in your home decor.

You should also keep in mind that home building contractors are, surprisingly, savvy in all manners of home decor interior design, so they could offer knowledge and their professional expertise if you still have questions about natural and beeswax candles.

Fewer to NO Chemicals in the wax

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If you ever owned or visited an apiary, you know that the beeswax can be harvested at home. You could literally make your own beeswax candle anytime you wanted to. However, the procedure takes a while, since you have to separate the wax from the honey, then melt down the combs.

You have to repeat the procedure a few times to gain access to pure beeswax, but it contains no chemicals. Beeswax is100% natural. Moreover, if you go through the procedure on your own, you know exactly where it came from.

Subtler, more pleasant fragrances

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Beeswax is often harvested from honeybees, so honey has to be separated from the wax before someone can make it into a candle. Therefore, beeswax retains the Subtle, sweet, pleasant fragrance of honey. The Aroma is naturally adorable, so there are no chemicals caused by added fragrances. Hence, no headaches.

And, if you prefer a fragrance that is a bit stronger than organic honey, you can add a few drops of essential oils to the beeswax for a scent that fills your home.

A few drops of lavender oil in a beeswax candle can really make a difference in the peacefulness and ambience of your sweet home.

It possesses the quality of a long lasting life-

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Beeswax candles are well- known for their long-term burns of around 6 weeks. That is over 1000 hours of subtle fragrance and no added chemicals to brighten and refresh your home decor. Apart from beeswax, you could also opt for Soy candles.

But remember you need to shop organic or create them yourself since Soy candles can have a few unnecessary additives (depending on which candle company they come from). Of course, you cannot burn your candle for 6 weeks straight, but random burns for a few hours at a time are more than sufficient to keep up the long life of your candle.

The aforesaid reasons are good enough for you to consider switching to natural or beeswax candles. No natural candle would give you a headache or make you feel ill when you burn It.

Here are some other benefits of beeswax candles–

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  • Neutralizing pollutants-Beeswax candles produce negative ions when burnt, and those ions help to neutralize pollutants in the air. This helps eliminate dust, odours, and mould in the atmosphere, itching allergy and asthma symptoms and improving breathing for anyone nearby.
  • Lower toxicity –
  • Because beeswax candles are all natural, they do not produce toxic by-products and heavy soot when burned. Soy and paraffin candles produce minute traces of chemicals known to be carcinogenic, but this is not a problem with beeswax candles.

Read Also: Have You Ever Wondered Why Do We Blow Out Birthday Candles?

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Let’s Talk About The History Of Nail Art https://www.procaffenation.com/lets-talk-about-the-history-of-nail-art/ https://www.procaffenation.com/lets-talk-about-the-history-of-nail-art/#respond Fri, 21 Dec 2018 18:20:01 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30313 Here’s everything that you need to know about nail art and it’s origin. www.mecca.com The nail industry has been bullish since the invention of the first nail polish. With colours and styles so fascinating, it was only a matter of time until one’s talons became as important as the fancy bag, shoes, and make-up.Nail art …

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Here’s everything that you need to know about nail art and it’s origin.
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The nail industry has been bullish since the invention of the first nail polish. With colours and styles so fascinating, it was only a matter of time until one’s talons became as important as the fancy bag, shoes, and make-up.
Nail art is directly related to the concept of women on this planet. Each new design on the latest in-trend shade on the nails add a lot more to your complete look. Besides, there is not just the art or design that might be appealing for some. There is a growing trend of wearing piercing on the nails too. Then, there is the simple and elegant French manicure that exudes Elegance or the Gothic black nail paint that exudes rebellion and aggression.

Men and Nail Art:

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Interestingly, nail art is not just limited to women, men too have been using social media platform such as Instagram and Pinterest to stay abreast with the latest trend that they can try at home. It’s really very easy to have a professional work your nails, but DIY hacks are an easy winner for the world at large. This change hs happened in the early 2000s when men had begun understanding that investing in themselves and their appearance was as imperative as how women carried themselves.

The trends of the nail art that stood out on and off the Runway in 2018 include a wide spectrum of designs. There’s a huge variety of nail arts like nails painted in solid colours like white or red, the tips have been painted with a Feathery Touch along with contrasting shade like beyond black or royal blue to acrylic nail paint with gel coat to Nail jewellery. We have also noticed trends like black nail paint with a diamond, like grey pattern in a centre to striking red nail paint with glitter tips done in a stylish and asymmetrical way.

Manicure and Mythology

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According to the Greek mythology, Eros is identified as the first ever manicurist. He used to cut the  Aphrodite’s fingernails while she was asleep and scattered them all over Earth’s beaches. The snail clippings were then collected and turned into the semi precious stone, Onyx (which means fingernail in Greek).

How Ancient women used to do their Nail Art!

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  • Some historical evidence suggests that manicures first took place in Southern babylonia, almost 4000 years ago.
  • Some manicure instruments have been found in excavated sites of Egypt. The Roman people used a mixture of sheep fat and blood to paint their nails.
  • The Turkish women, however, emerged the pink tint for their nails from boiled rose petals. Henna too has been used to paint fingernails and toenails along with the hands and feet. There are additional theories related to long nails.
  • During the Chinese reign of the Ming Dynasty ( Circa 14th century AD) exceptionally long fingernails, were the identity of the men and women, that too sometimes coated with gold and Jewel-decorated nail guards, servants would feed, dress and perform other personal chores for them so their nails remained intact. The Chinese people also used nail paint made from egg whites, beeswax, vegetable dyes and Arabic gum.

Now you know how ancient the art of decorating your nails is so, when are you getting your next nail art appointment?

Read Also: Is Nail Biting Really A Bad Habit? Find Out Here?

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You can now grow Veggies inside your house with LED Grow Lights! https://www.procaffenation.com/you-can-now-grow-veggies-inside-your-house-with-led-grow-lights/ https://www.procaffenation.com/you-can-now-grow-veggies-inside-your-house-with-led-grow-lights/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 16:19:39 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=30290 If you don’t have a garden, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can not grow your own vegetables. Did you know that now, you can grow veggies indoors with LED grow lights? If you’re interested then with the right information, the right tools and a bit of patience, you can easily obtain the desired results. …

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If you don’t have a garden, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can not grow your own vegetables.

Did you know that now, you can grow veggies indoors with LED grow lights? If you’re interested then with the right information, the right tools and a bit of patience, you can easily obtain the desired results.


What is a LED grow light?

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This unique device has become very popular nowadays, due to its efficiency. In order to make sure that your Indoor vegetables, plants or flowers get the necessary amount of light for their growth, it is recommended that you get this sort of units.

This LED Grow light is actually an artificial light, which is generally electric and it stimulates in a very efficient way, the growth of plants. This is possible due to the fact that these lights emit an electromagnetic spectrum which is perfect for photosynthesis. Of course, this type of product is available in the market in different sizes and shapes, in order to meet everybody’s needs. Based on how many veggies you want to grow indoors, you can get either a small or a large unit.


When to use these lights?

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It is very easy to grow vegetables indoors. If there is a lack of natural light in your home, then you definitely need to get a LED Grow light, so that your veggies can receive the amount of light they need for their growth.

On the contrary, if you have a balcony, for example, there is plenty of natural light, then these devices are not necessary anymore.

Before you actually initiate with growing vegetables, you need to make sure that you are well informed about each vegetable’s needs. Some requires less light, whereas others need more. This is a significant aspect that you need to seriously take into account before you put your plan into practice.

What do you need to do for great results?

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It is essential for you to make a list of all the vegetables that you want to grow indoors, and find all the information about them.

Next step is, you need to go shopping and get the right containers. You also need to get LED Grow lights and some compost as well.

Next, you are required to plant the seeds, water them and install the LED Growth light. It’s necessary that you get an organic soil and containers that have a hole in the bottom, for a good drainage.

Here are some benefits of LED Grow lights

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  • It consumes 90 Watts of power which is more intense and results in faster growth rates than HID lights.
  • A LED Grow light doesn’t produce any heat and will not burn your plants or cause excess evaporation.
  • The whole focus of the light is directed at the plants and the light that is emitted matches the spectrum of light necessary for photosynthesis.
  • This will enable thicker vegetative growth, larger blooms, and increased yields over equivalent HID lights.

Read Also: How To Turn Your Backyard Into A Lovely Oasis?

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Let’s Explore The History Of Kohl! https://www.procaffenation.com/history-of-kohl-needs-to-be-explored/ https://www.procaffenation.com/history-of-kohl-needs-to-be-explored/#respond Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:27:34 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=23602   Application of Kajal (Kohl) is a common practice in Indian families. It is a popular eye care product and an eye cosmetic used by many. Kajal is a dark pigment used around the eyes by women, sometimes by men and children too. A lot of people believe that as soon as a baby is …

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Application of Kajal (Kohl) is a common practice in Indian families. It is a popular eye care product and an eye cosmetic used by many.

Kajal is a dark pigment used around the eyes by women, sometimes by men and children too.

A lot of people believe that as soon as a baby is born, we must apply kohl in/around his/her eyes to strengthen the baby’s eyes and according to some Indian traditions and rituals, it also protects the baby from evil.

Women have used Kohl as an eye cosmetic since the Bronze Age. Kohl has been famous for ages now but its history still remains unknown to us. Let’s talk about the history of Kohl.

History of Kohl

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The ancient Egyptian queen and noble women have been wearing Kohl since 3500 BC. Later, Kohl became famous throughout North Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.

Kohl was considered as culturally precious. Egyptians believed that Kohl had magical healing properties. Kohl has been used as a protector from sun and heat.

Also, it protects the eyes from eye infections like conjunctivitis and from dust.

It is believed that when ancient Emirati women were buried, three essential afterlife products were also buried with them, which includes – jewellery, pottery and seashells containing Kohl.

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Sadly, our beloved cosmetic product is not the safest option because it contains a high level of lead. It is also believed that Kohl comprises of substance like Galena, carbon, magnetite and zincite which are very harmful to our eyes.

Prolonged usage of Kohl can cause excessive storage of lead in the body which might harm the brain.

Due to these reasons, Kohl is banned in the United States.

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Traditionally, Kohl was used with a stick or a feather which was dipped into the formula and was applied across the waterlines.

But now, the Kohl comes with a stick applicator or with a pencil which can be sharpened. Earlier only the black powdered form of Kohl was available but now, we get coloured kohl like grey, blue, emerald green etc.

Read More: Truth About Secret Expiry Date of Your Cosmetics!

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A Few Words That Can Help Unlock Your Feelings Better https://www.procaffenation.com/words-that-can-unlock-your-feelings-better/ https://www.procaffenation.com/words-that-can-unlock-your-feelings-better/#respond Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:50:54 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=19728 Our lives are all about words. Words connect different human lives and impart meaning to them. Whenever we pick up a dictionary, we find so many words to describe ourselves, personally and emotionally. However, sometimes those words aren’t enough to connect with us. They may not appeal to us in an emotional way. Often, we …

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Our lives are all about words. Words connect different human lives and impart meaning to them.

Whenever we pick up a dictionary, we find so many words to describe ourselves, personally and emotionally. However, sometimes those words aren’t enough to connect with us. They may not appeal to us in an emotional way.

Often, we find ourselves in situations when we want to say so much, but we couldn’t find the right words to describe our feelings or experiences.

If you are one of them, we have certain words that can help you understand and explain your emotions well.

                                                           1. FLASHOVER

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There are times when we’re going through so many emotional turbulences or changes in our lives that we want to pour it all out to someone.

We try.

And we fail.

It’s because the other person fails to resonate with your words and fails to connect with you.

And that drifts you apart from the conversation and makes you develop a state of emotional staticity.

What if suddenly you find that connection with someone within a few moments, with the exchange of just a few words?

It’s then when your emotional staticity turns into an emotional dynamism. The words then pour out of your mind like a swiftly flowing river.

The word ‘flashover’ describes that rare phenomenon when the other person actually connects with you. It’s like finding the key to the feelings that you had once locked inside.

2.  SONDER

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Have you ever found yourself sitting in the metro or bus thinking that so many people have so many stories and how each story is running parallel to the other one?

Some of these parallel lives do sometimes meet and influence each other. At the same time, there are billions of lives that may never meet.

Your life is your story with you as the central character. The people surrounding you act as the supporting characters, each with a story of their own.

The word ‘sonder’ encompasses all your feelings regarding the similarities, differences, complexities, and commonalities of the billions of lives. It relates various people with multitudes of personalities.

3. AMBEDO

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In our fast-paced life, most of us hardly spare a few minutes to notice the little things.

But some of us do find time to see the flickering smile on people’s faces or wake up early to listen to the early morning chirping of birds.

We observe the pattern of leaves, the wind that sweeps away the fallen leaves at various angles during autumn. From these different images that beautifully portray the immense richness and beauty of life to each and everything that surrounds us.

Just soaking yourself in the beauty of your surroundings makes some people feel alive.

This word will help you express your search for profoundness in the very fragility of life.

4.  KAIROSCLEROSIS

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Have you ever felt so happy that you want to soak in every moment of it before the feeling disappears or becomes a sort of an aftertaste?

We all want to savour the minutest moments of happiness, on hearing something good, the sense of the smallest achievement or even the happiness without any reason.

The word describes how you want to soak in that particular feeling to the deepest layers of your soul. Perhaps, you want to save the feeling to relive it during moments of despair.

These are some of the many words that will help you describe those ‘difficult to describe’ feelings. Yes, you can convey your deepest emotions through words.

So readers, henceforth, feel the connection that comes along while reading the meanings of words that will leave you feeling very relatable and understood.

They will resonate with your mind in a manner the daily English words rarely did.

To venture more into the unfathomed corners of your mind, look for the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, written by John Koenig.

Read Also: The positive and Aesthetic Effect of Poetries

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These Fashion and Beauty Trends can cause Lifelong Harm! https://www.procaffenation.com/these-fashion-and-beauty-trends-can-cause-lifelong-harm/ https://www.procaffenation.com/these-fashion-and-beauty-trends-can-cause-lifelong-harm/#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:28:21 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=29148 Isn’t it the truth that we all love to flaunt the latest in fashion and look our best? But, some fashion trends can be harmful to our health in the long run. That’s why it is very important to be cautious while embracing certain trends which may cause you more harm than good. 1. Eyelash …

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Isn’t it the truth that we all love to flaunt the latest in fashion and look our best?

But, some fashion trends can be harmful to our health in the long run. That’s why it is very important to be cautious while embracing certain trends which may cause you more harm than good.

1. Eyelash Extensions

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Many people consider Lash extensions as miracle products because they can lengthen and thicken your actual lashes. But the reality is not as perfect as you imagine.

When the artist applies the lashes one by one, they have to use semi-permanent glue. Also, you will have to visit the beauty professional to have touch-ups almost once a month.

In case you wear lash extensions for a long period of time, you may end up experiencing hair loss from your natural eyelashes. In case the fake eyelashes are not applied properly you can even experience permanent damage. So, make sure the beauty artist that you’re working with has graduated from one of the certified beauty school programs because they will be able to advise you on how often you can benefit from this beauty treatment, and also tell you whether or not you are a good candidate.

2. Wearing a Corset

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Women have been wearing corsets since forever to achieve the hourglass figure and a perfectly cinched waistline. But wearing tight-fitting corsets only risks our health.

A reputed doctor explained “A tightly worn corset can cause perspiration which may lead to irritation, dry skin and even numbness over the long term. Your stomach may shift beyond the level of diaphragm leading to increased chances of heartburn and acid reflux.

Digestion may be irritated due to the compression of corset over the abdomen area. A tight corset also causes decrease in oxygen intake causing breathlessness.”

3. Tattoos and Piercings

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More than 50% of the people under 45 years of age have a tattoo and almost half of them regret this decision. Getting a tattoo means the protective barrier of your skin is damaged, and viruses and bacteria can easily pass through. You may experience small infections around the tattoo area which can lead to more serious health issues such as sepsis.

Many people have reported ink allergies when the equipment used to ink them was not properly cleaned. Also, if you do not get a professional artist, you may even get exposed to viruses like HIV and Hepatitis C.

The same happens when you have a piercing because if the artist does not use sterilization procedures you can suffer from scarring, bleeding and harmful allergic reactions.

3. Toxic Fabrics

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Chemically treated fabrics such as acrylic, nylon and rayon are not summer-friendly and it is best to avoid wearing them especially during hot, humid weather.

A renowned dermatologist, says, “Synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon and rayon are made with the highest concentration of toxic chemicals which are harmful to the skin. Also, these fabrics don’t let your skin breathe and trap sweat, which can lead to accumulation of bacteria, odour and other diseases.”

4. Heavy Earrings

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Earrings really complement your clothes but they also cause wear and tear of the earlobe piercing and could lead to stretching of the earlobe if worn regularly and for longer hours.

The famous Cosmetic Dermatologist and Dermatosurgeon, says, “Heavy earrings can cause strain on the ear lobules. The piercing in the ear lobules can enlarge, which can lead to tearing and breakage. Even occasionally if the earlobe is stitched up surgically, there is a formation of a thick, itchy scar called ‘keloid’ which can keep on increasing in size. There is no possible treatment for the same and one may have to live with it forever.”

5. Skinny Jeans

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Who doesn’t love their pair of skinny jeans? But it’s also a known truth that they can be highly uncomfortable to wear. Wearing them for too long periods isn’t a good idea.

One of the doctors says that Skinny jeans can cause fungal infections in the groin area as tight-fitting clothing traps moisture from sweat, creating an ideal environment for fungus to grow.

In men, it can cause pressure on the testicles resulting in low sperm count and sometimes even testicular torsion – a condition caused due to rotation of the testis. Over-tight jeans can also cause numbness or pain in the outer thigh leading to neuralgia.

Moreover, Over- tight clothing can cause more blood to pool in the legs or slow down the blood flow. They can also put extra pressure upon the lower abdomen.

6. Killer High Heels

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A pair of High heels is something that no woman can resist. So, it’s quite a bummer that they pose certain health risks that are hard to ignore in the long run. Dr Rahul Shah, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Bhatia Hospital, says, “ High heels typically lack shock absorption, which can lead to local callosities. These situations can become quite serious if you don’t give your feet a chance to heal. As the size rises up in a high-heeled shoe, weight is transferred more to your forefoot.

Wearing high heels too often can also lead to metatarsalgia, which is a painful type of inflammation that occurs in the ball of the foot as a result of recurred pressure on the metatarsal bone (bones in the ball of the foot). High heels can also cause pain in the front of the knee. They can also cause sprains. Back pain is another disadvantage associated with high heels.”

Hence, it is important to make sure that you do not get too involved with any of these fashion trends that can prove to be quite harmful in the long run. 

Read Also: 5 Amazing Life Saving Fashion Hacks

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Do you know the story of your Diamond? https://www.procaffenation.com/do-you-know-the-story-of-your-diamond/ https://www.procaffenation.com/do-you-know-the-story-of-your-diamond/#respond Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:27:33 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28513 Diamonds are a girl’s best friends. Not only do diamonds add elegance and grace to one’s personality but they also make that person stand out from the rest of the crowd. Ever wondered what makes some of the world’s most beautiful diamonds special? Expert gemologists utilise their experience to select and greet diamonds that are …

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friends. Not only do diamonds add elegance and grace to one’s personality but they also make that person stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Ever wondered what makes some of the world’s most beautiful diamonds special?

Expert gemologists utilise their experience to select and greet diamonds that are rare, responsibly sourced and among the most beautiful diamonds in the world.
Each diamond goes through a 17-step process making the optimal use of exclusive state-of-the-art equipment, specially developed and designed to evaluate the diamonds. This includes colour machines, synthetic and treatment detection instruments including DiamondSure, DiamondView, and Diamond Plus.
The procedure ensures that every diamond is evaluated no less than 5 times to meet the standard of evaluation. Evaluation criteria go beyond the traditional 4c’s which make them the world’s most beautiful diamonds.

Anatomy of a Diamond

The most important characteristic of a diamond is its cut.

A diamond’s cut determines the brilliance and fire of a diamond. Even a bright diamond would appear dull and muted if the cut is poor.

While the high grades of colour, clarity and carat weight also contribute to a diamond’s appeal, it is the cut that determines the symmetry of the stone’s facets, its overall proportions, and its ability to reflect light.

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1. Cut –

Cut assesses a diamond’s proportions and finishing. This represents that the diamond have an excellent finishing.

2. Carat –

Measure a diamond’s weight. Each diamond should be 0.01cts or above in size. This ensures that the diamond is pure and perfect.

3. Clarity –

Each must have a clarity standard of 512 or above. The clarity plays an important role as it enhances the beauty of the diamond. The more clear the diamond is, the more flawlessly it shines.

4. Colour –

The standard colour quality should be L colour or higher. They are all deemed as ‘ white facing ‘, an industry term surmising that they are of a higher colour grade. It measures the hue of the diamond.

What makes some of the world’s most beautiful diamonds special?

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Gemologists utilise their expertise and advanced technology to select and grade the diamonds.
They test the diamond to make sure that the Diamond is natural and has not been subjected to any artificial treatments. They also make sure that each diamond’s cut is precise enough to result in both outstanding symmetry and durability.

And this is how you get your get your beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced diamonds, which need to be graded to the highest and most exacting standards.

Read Also:  It’s Raining Diamonds on Jupiter and Saturn

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5 Weird Guinness World Records https://www.procaffenation.com/5-weird-guinness-world-records/ https://www.procaffenation.com/5-weird-guinness-world-records/#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:12:36 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25298 A world record is usually the best global performance with record-breaking facts and achievements. So here are a few records which will leave some of you amazed. 1. Most people at a virtual funeral An avid computer gamer known as snowly, on October 2005, played a 3-day nonstop marathon of MMORPG World of Warcraft and died of fatigue. Over 100 …

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A world record is usually the best global performance with record-breaking facts and achievements. So here are a few records which will leave some of you amazed.

1. Most people at a virtual funeral

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An avid computer gamer known as snowly, on October 2005, played a 3-day nonstop marathon of MMORPG World of Warcraft and died of fatigue. Over 100 gamers visited a virtual cathedral which was inside the game and they held a virtual service for her. This set a new record with the largest number of people in a virtual funeral ever.

2. Stretchiest skin

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Garry Turner’s skin is so stretchy that he can stretch the skin on his abdomen to 6.25 inches. This is due to a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

3.Largest Pillow Fight

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On 18th May 2018, the largest pillow fight was held which consisted of 7,681 participants. MyPillow Inc donated over 70,000 MyPillows to attendees at The Pulse, an evangelism event on May 18, for a massive pillow fight.

4. Most canned drinks opened by a parrot in one minute

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This title was awarded to  Zac the Macaw in San Jose, California, USA, on 12 January 2012.

Zac opened 35 canned drinks in one minute.

5. Maximum number of T-shirts worn at once

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This title was received by Sanath Bandara from Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 22 December 2011.

It was attempted on a live stage in front of a crowd in Colombo. The number of T-shirts worn at once was 257.

Read Also: Top 8 Bizzare World Records Ever Made

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How To Bounce Back After a Holiday Indulgence https://www.procaffenation.com/bounce-back-after-holiday-indulgence/ https://www.procaffenation.com/bounce-back-after-holiday-indulgence/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:41:05 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=29191 Maybe you have the discipline to resist sweets and heavy food throughout the year, but the holiday season is the time when even the strongest of us give in to the urge to eat whatever is on the table. It’s that time of the year when everybody is indulging themselves in all those cookies, dressings, …

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Maybe you have the discipline to resist sweets and heavy food throughout the year, but the holiday season is the time when even the strongest of us give in to the urge to eat whatever is on the table. It’s that time of the year when everybody is indulging themselves in all those cookies, dressings, cakes, hot chocolate and wine.

Well, not to worry – maybe you got carried away and know you feel guilty for that holiday binge but there are ways to get back on track. Here’s what you should do:

1. Start with a healthy breakfast

You may think it would be better for you to skip breakfast after a day of overeating but it’s not. Your body needs energy after sleep, and a healthy meal will help you control yourself more easily throughout the day. In other words, it may be an introduction to healthy eating for the rest of the day. The best choice of breakfast would be food high in fibers and proteins, such as legumes, vegetables or whole grains. This combination can even block the strong feeling of hunger later in the day.

2. Hydrate your body

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Water isn’t important for your health in general – more precisely, it helps you control your appetite and improve weight loss. It is important to stay hydrated, especially after the binging day. Drinking more water could also speed up your metabolism, helping you get rid of some extra calories. You should listen to your body and drink whenever you feel thirsty but maybe it would be also helpful if you drink a glass of water every 2-3 hours even if you’re not thirsty. Your body will know how to use it.

3. Find a friend for a workout

Holidays are the time we completely break our routine, so you probably stopped exercising regularly, too. To create the habit of working out again, you will need help from a friend. Decide together to go to the gym or to go jogging – whatever you enjoy, so that you can motivate each other during the first couple of sessions – they are the hardest.

4. Do yoga

Doing yoga could help you prevent overeating. The secret is that yoga has a positive effect on you mental state, removing the feeling of anxiety and relieving stress, which are factors that can cause overeating. In the long run, you should try adding yoga to your usual regime, not just after the holidays. It will make you more resistant to emotional overeating in the future.

5. Speed up your metabolism

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Heavy holiday food slows down our metabolism, allowing fat cells to pile up in our bodies. When you decide it’s high time you came back to the old, healthy habits, you need to help your metabolism do its job properly after the holiday period. You should concentrate on your gut health, as it’s how your body gets nutrients and burn calories. Most of the time, it’s not enough just to start eating healthy again. The surest way to speed up your metabolism and restore your gut health is to add a few quality supplements to your diet like effective apple cider vinegar capsules or any other that could improve the results.

6. Fill your plate with plants

After all that sugar, you should really stuff yourself with fruits and vegetables. Eat at least three fruits a day, enjoy big salads with a lot of protein, and put extra vegetables on your plate for dinner. You can even eat jicama with lime juice as a snack. The point is that you start craving fresh food after a couple of days, while the desire to eat sugar will significantly reduce during that time.

7. Don’t skip meals

You already know that you shouldn’t skip breakfast, but this actually refers to all the meals during the day. Maybe you think you’ll be better off if you skip a meal or two, trying to make a longer break between the meals but it won’t do you any good. Actually, skipping meals will only increase your feeling of hunger, as well as your appetite, making you binge when you finally get your hands on the food. Whether you usually have three meals a day or 5-6 smaller ones, you should stick to your usual habit after the holidays. Don’t deprive yourself of your usual meals.

8. Don’t be angry at yourself

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It’s very important you don’t feel bad about your holiday binge. Don’t think or talk negatively about yourself. If you overate the day before, act like nothing happened and start the next day fresh, keeping your healthy habits. Making yourself feel bad could only make you eat more.

All in all

Felling guilty because of the holiday binge is normal but leave that guilt behind. These helpful steps will definitely help you get back on track more easily than you think.

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Some Of The Best Food Items To Hog On During This Winter https://www.procaffenation.com/som-of-the-best-food-items-to-hog-on-during-this-winter/ https://www.procaffenation.com/som-of-the-best-food-items-to-hog-on-during-this-winter/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:15:35 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=29127 During Winters, one starts feeling lethargic and low. And what do we turn towards in order to shake ourselves out of laziness? Sugary delicious snacks, crunchy biscuits and energy drinks, which often lead to unnecessary weight gain. This time around, select something from these healthy options in order to boost Your energy levels as well …

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During Winters, one starts feeling lethargic and low. And what do we turn towards in order to shake ourselves out of laziness? Sugary delicious snacks, crunchy biscuits and energy drinks, which often lead to unnecessary weight gain.

This time around, select something from these healthy options in order to boost Your energy levels as well as your mood.

1- Gajar Ka Halwa

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Gajar ka halwa is a delicious dessert originating from North Indian delicacies.  The traditional Indian recipe of Gajar ka Halwa uses ingredients like carrots, condensed milk, ghee, and sugar and lots of love of course.

Carrots are a rich source of Vitamin D which help to strengthen bones and teeth. Eating a carrot also improves vision.

The Halwa is garnished with dry fruits such as Almonds, Cashews, and Walnuts which are considered as super foods which can immediately improve your mood and provide you with lots of energy.

2- Dark Chocolate Fudge

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The most effective way to deal with winter blues is to indulge in dark chocolates.

Dark chocolate is filled with a compound called theobromine, which increases energy and mental alertness. It also posses magnesium, which is essential for the production of serotonin.

3- Sweet Potato Fries

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Sweet potatoes provide complex carbohydrates and are high in fibre. This content slows the rate of digestion which means that the energy is released in a slow and a steady manner.

Moreover, complex carbohydrates break down more slowly and are stored in the liver or your muscles for later use.

4- Banana Pie

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Winters or springs, bananas are a powerhouse of energy. They have loads of carbohydrates, potassium and vitamin B6, all of which boost your energy. It is filled with a good dose of fibre, which makes you feel fuller throughout the day.

5- Beetroot Salad

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Bright red coloured food such as the beetroot is an excellent source of energy during winters. It can help enhance your mood, is low in fat, rich in vitamin C and full of antioxidants, which increase your energy.

Beetroots help to create nitric oxide, which helps relax your blood vessels. This, in turn, tends to increase the blood flow in your body, giving your energy levels, a boost.

6- Fish Curry

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The superfood Fish is loaded with vitamins D and B2 (riboflavin), omega-3 fatty acids along with minerals like as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. Consuming fish will help you deal with fatigue during the winter months.

Fish is also a rich source omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for brain health as it has anti-depression effects.

Make sure to add a few of these winter superfoods to your diet. 

Read Also: How Good Is This Superfood Avocado For You?

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Scariest Foods in the World! https://www.procaffenation.com/the-scariest-foods-in-the-world/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-scariest-foods-in-the-world/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:01:36 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=29055 It is a known fact that the best way to explore various cultures is by exploring various cuisines.  In different parts around the world, people eat octopus, tuna and monkey brain but, some of the most popular delicacies have been proven dangerous to human health as they can cause nausea, vomiting, impaired vision, depression, severe …

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It is a known fact that the best way to explore various cultures is by exploring various cuisines

In different parts around the world, people eat octopus, tuna and monkey brain but, some of the most popular delicacies have been proven dangerous to human health as they can cause nausea, vomiting, impaired vision, depression, severe psychological problems, and diarrhoea.

Let’s look at a few other scary food items that are still considered as delicacies in certain parts of the world:

1- Balut

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Baluts are the fertilized embryos of a duck with slimy, yellow or grey texture. Balut is boiled alive and is eaten along with the shell. The bones give it a crunchy texture.

Balut is mostly eaten in Southeast Asia with a glass of chilled beer.

But, this dish has caused choking hazards a little too many times.

2- Tuna Eyeballs

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Tuna eyeballs are a popular delicacy in Japan. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids however, they make for quite a gory sight!

3- Monkey brain

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Monkey brain is being eaten as a delicacy in China.

Not only is it weird but it is also one of the causes behind Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a neurodegenerative disorder which is similar to Mad Cow’s disease and results in progressive dementia, impaired vision, depression, and eventually death.

4- Sannakji

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A famous Korean delicacy made up of live baby octopus which is seasoned with sesame oil and seasoned seeds. However, the suction caps are still active in these creatures and can cause a serious choking hazard.

5- Pufferfish

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This pufferfish is also called “fugu” in Japan and it is so poisonous that it can kill someone.

It tastes mild and clean but considering it is one of the most dangerous foods in the world, we say stick with tuna or salmon.

6- Fried spider

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Fried spider is a Cambodian delicacy. It is crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. It is usually being served with a pinch of herbs on a bed of noodles or rice. If you are scared of spiders, eat them!

7- Katsu Ika Odori-don

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Katsu Ika Odori-don is a well-known Japanese dish which has rice or noodles topped with a live squid. It swims and struggles in the sauce as its muscles react with the sal.  However, it can cause a choking hazard.

8- Escamoles

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These are the eggs of a giant black ant and they’re sometimes even referred to as “insect caviar”.

In Mexico, it is often served inside a taco with guacamole, as these eggs have a buttery and nutty taste.

9- Casu Marzu

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Casu Marzu is a traditional Sardinian delicacy which is made of sheep’s milk cheese. Research suggests that this cheese is likely to contain live insect larvae. These larvae help in fermenting the cheese but it is now known that they can cause severe pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. As a result, this food item has been banned. 

10- Tuna

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As per the researchers, eating tuna is hazardous to your health as these fishes accumulate toxic mercury in their flesh owing to the rising levels of water pollution by nearby DDT and Mercury industries.

Mercury can cause illness to the nervous system, cognitive impairment and can lead to severe psychological problems.

Would you dare to eat one of these scariest foods in the world?

Read Also: 12 Food Items That You Didn’t Know Could Be Lethal For Us

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Who was the First Ghost to be discovered? https://www.procaffenation.com/the-first-ghost/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-first-ghost/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:56:17 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=17798 We’ve all grown up listening to stories about ghosts and spirits who return from the dead and other worlds. Also, some of us have encountered ghosts in real life too. But have you ever wondered who the first ghost to be discovered was? Here you will get answers to all these questions.       …

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We’ve all grown up listening to stories about ghosts and spirits who return from the dead and other worlds. Also, some of us have encountered ghosts in real life too. But have you ever wondered who the first ghost to be discovered was? Here you will get answers to all these questions.

        What is a ghost?

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The ancient concept of a ghost is based on the idea that after death, a person’s spirit remains and continues to wander.

Earliest Ghost sightings

Pliny the Younger was a Roman author and statesman. During the first century A.D., he wrote the first ever ghost story in his letters. He reported that the spirit of an old man was haunting his house in Athens. The ghost had a long white beard and was chained up in rusted chains.

Greek writer Lucian and Roman writer Plautus have also written many horror stories.

In Germany, a man reported about the first poltergeist ghost (a ghost that causes physical trouble such as loud noises ).

The ghost-like figure used to torture the family. It threw stones at odd hours and made horrifying noises of evil crying and laughter.

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3 Famous Historical Ghosts

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of King Henry and mother of Queen Elizabeth. In May 1536, the court executed her at the Tower of London. People blamed her for witchcraft, treason, incest and adultery.

Several locals were able to sight Boleyn’s ghost at the tower and other nearby locations.

According to a local legend, a soldier on duty tried to dare and attack a beheaded figure. He plunged onto the figure with his knife but he was utterly bewildered by the fact that the weapon could not penetrate inside the body and instead went straight through the woman. This was the most spectacular event of Boleyn’s sightings.

Many people have spotted  Benjamin Franklin’s ghost at the library in Philadelphia. Apparently, some people also saw the same statue of Franklin dancing in the streets at night in society. Isn’t it amazing to see a ghost dancing? Actually, it’s not.

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Many ghost sightings of Abraham Lincoln have been reported at the White House. Abraham was the 16th president of USA. He got killed by an assassin’s bullet in April 1865. His spirit wanders at the old Springfield building and surrounding law offices.

Historically Haunted Places (Which remain haunted even today)

People have reported ghost armies on famous battlefields of the English Civil War, the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg and the World War I.

HMS Queen Mary was a cruise ship. It was built for the Cunard-White Star Line which is now an active centre of abnormal activities.

Queen Mary provides a noted presence with more than 50 ghost sightings till date. The last chief engineer of ship heard unexplained sounds and voices from the area near the ship’s bow.

The New York city is famous for its real ghost stories. The author Mark Twain often haunts the stairwell in the apartment building in his village.

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The most famous New York ghost is that of Aaron Burr. He was a vice president back in the day but he became quite infamous for killing Alexander Hamilton during one of the duels (1804). His ghost roams around the streets of the old neighbourhood.

    Ghost Festivals around the World

In China,  people celebrate ‘The Ghost Festival’ to honour and respect the dead. Their people believe that the living could be benefited from the spirits of the dead. The seventh month of the year is known as the ” Ghost month”.  During this period, the distance between the living and the dead is a blurred line. The dead can easily cross hell and enter the mortal world.

In Mesoamerican culture, people celebrate ‘The Day of the Dead‘. They leave out food and gifts for the dead hoping that the ghost will not trouble the living.

Of course, everyone knows about Halloween.

Read on- https://www.procaffenation.com/top-8-fart-facts-that-will-blow-your-mind/

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The Beautiful Art of Calligraphy and its Remarkable History. https://www.procaffenation.com/the-beautiful-art-of-calligraphy-and-its-remarkable-history/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-beautiful-art-of-calligraphy-and-its-remarkable-history/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:44:08 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=23583 The Art of Calligraphy, also known as a beautiful art of writing means a sure knowledge of the correct form of letters. It came from the Greek words, “beauty” (kallos) and to write (graphein). It is a conventional sign through which people communicated knowledge. In the Middle East, it was a major art form which …

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The Art of Calligraphy, also known as a beautiful art of writing means a sure knowledge of the correct form of letters. It came from the Greek words, “beauty” (kallos) and to write (graphein). It is a conventional sign through which people communicated knowledge. In the Middle East, it was a major art form which was considered similar to sculptures or paintings.

Evolution of Art of Calligraphy.

TThe Art of Calligraphy originated in 3000 BC in China. Scholars in China have been practising calligraphy for nearly 3000 years now. Calligraphy is not only confined to China. It has its historical roots in countries like Japan, India, Tibet and Europe. Earlier, Calligraphy was practised in the form of pictographs and ideographs. People used to write on the surfaces of jades and oracle bones or surface of ritual bronze vessels.

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Eventually, the art evolved with people starting to use brush, ink, and paper. Artists used absorption of the parchment, clarity of the ink and hair on the brush to give a more aesthetic look to calligraphy.

The Art of Calligraphy in various countries.

The Islamic and Arabic art of calligraphy is usually the highest art form. Calligraphers use this as surface decoration for both religious buildings and everyday life. Indian calligraphy took inspiration from Persian and Arabic calligraphy. It features a looping and fluidic style. Just like Europe, calligraphers in India used it to write holy texts and religious scriptures. In Nepal, people predominantly used it to write mantras.

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Tibetan calligraphy depicts a vital form of its culture. For many years, calligraphy was the centre of Buddhism because of its influence on the religion. Scholars used calligraphy to write sacred texts and letters to religious authorities.

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Europe Calligraphy is the one which most Americans are familiar with. Scholars found these styles in King James’ Bibles. They used the script to write religious texts and express art.

Some very famous art of calligraphy.

“The Poem in Cursive Script” is an outstanding work of Zhu Yunming. He is a scholar and calligrapher of the Ming Dynasty. He is one of the four young scholars of Jiangnan. The work consists of four poems composed by Cao Zhi, a famous poet of Hao Dynasty.

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“The Odes of the Red Cliff” Zhao Mengfu, a prince, and descendant of the Song Dynasty. The work is a paperbound version, consisting of 935 characters, 81 lines and 25 pages. It is a beautiful masterpiece showcasing the style of Wei and Jin Dynasties.

The “Preface to The Poems Composed at Orchid Pavilion” is the most famous work of Wang Xizhi. This work is of high artistic value and is considered to be one of the three running script calligraphy masterpieces.  It describes the gathering of 42 literati near the Orchid Pavilion near the town of Shaoxing.

Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty admired the calligraphy to the extent that his descendants buried the original piece with him.

Read also:  Origin of your favorite brand names

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What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes? https://www.procaffenation.com/what-do-you-see-when-you-close-your-eyes/ https://www.procaffenation.com/what-do-you-see-when-you-close-your-eyes/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:43:06 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=7148 Just close your eyes. What do you see? Some visual sensation of varied patterns? Well, they are nothing but PHOSPHENES! It is derived from a Greek word- PHOS meaning “light” and PHAINEIN means “to show”. Phosphene is a sensation of light which is induced as a result of mechanical or electrical stimulation of the retina. Phosphenes are …

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Just close your eyes. What do you see?

Some visual sensation of varied patterns?

Well, they are nothing but PHOSPHENES!

It is derived from a Greek word- PHOS meaning “light” and PHAINEIN means “to show”. Phosphene is a sensation of light which is induced as a result of mechanical or electrical stimulation of the retina.

Source: Curiosity

Phosphenes are generated as a result of:

1. Mechanical stimulation– You can see them as you rub your eyes or put a gentle physical pressure over your eyes. This will stimulate the retina to generate phosphenes.

Read Also – You Need To See This Rescued Blind Owl That Holds The Universe In Its Eyes!

2. An inherent property of retina– The phosphenes generation is caused by the inherent electrical charges produced by the retina even in its resting state. That’s when there’s total darkness as you shut your eyes.

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3. Some other causes: Extreme laughter, sneeze, coughing, blowing. Migraine patients, at times, experience a visual “aura” before the onset of a headache. This aura is also a type of phosphene.

Now its time to clear a myth:

Myth: “Eyes always need light to function.”

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True or false? FALSE

Even if your eyes are not exposed to light for years they will still remain in an active state because our retinas have a light of their own. They have bio-photons that are absorbed by the retina itself and since there’s no visual information as such when we close our eyes, we see random patterns and shapes of colours. The neurons send signals to the brain via the hypothalamus. That’s why even if there’s just darkness that you see, mind you, you can see darkness! Strange, right?

 Is there just darkness? NO!

I am sure you must be seeing some flashes of light, dots, patterns, stars, formations. Amazing light show. Isn’t it?
The pattern that you may come across can be any of them: –
• Visual noise (random and shapeless visuals)
• Flashes- Light and dark

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• Varied Patterns, colours, and motions
• Objects with random shapes or might be shapeless
• Overriding physical perceptions

So, the next time you come across phosphenes, don’t worry, just enjoy watching them with your eyelids shut!

Read Also – The Fascinating Tradition of Kumaris: The Living Goddess of Nepal.

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Ignoring Hair Loss Is Probably Not A Good Idea https://www.procaffenation.com/ignoring-hair-loss-is-probably-not-a-good-idea/ https://www.procaffenation.com/ignoring-hair-loss-is-probably-not-a-good-idea/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:25:09 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=29120 What is hair loss?   Hair loss or alopecia is the loss of hair from the scalp. To deeply understand the hair loss system, we need to know that the hair follicle growth occurs in cycles.Each cycle consists of a long growing phase (Anagen), a short transitional phase (catagen) and a short resting phase (telogen). …

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What is hair loss?
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Hair loss or alopecia is the loss of hair from the scalp. To deeply understand the hair loss system, we need to know that the hair follicle growth occurs in cycles.
Each cycle consists of a long growing phase (Anagen), a short transitional phase (catagen) and a short resting phase (telogen). At the end of the resting phase, the hair falls out (exogen) and new hair starts growing in the follicles thus beginning the cycle again.

What is excessive hair loss or clinical hair loss?

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Our scalp on an average loses up to 150 strands of hair every day. In order to maintain or preserve regular volume, hair needs to be replaced at the same rate at which it is lost. It’s quite critical to maintain a healthy scalp because that is where the roots of the hair reside.
If the rate of hair fall is more than 100-150 strands a day, it cannot be called Normal hair loss. This condition is known as clinical hair loss which requires treatment.

What are the reasons for excessive hair loss?

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  • Poor blood circulation
  • Lack of Nutrition
  • Infection
  • Drugs
  • Pregnancy
  • Pollution
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Involutional alopecia
  • Allergies
  • stress
  • Lack of exercise
  • Lack of sleep

How it can be prevented?

Diet plays a major role in the prevention of hair loss. Proper intake of Protein and Vitamins induces Hair Growth. Also, Ayurvedic hair treatments give you a proprietary medicine for hair fall, which helps to grow new hair. 

Why only Ayurveda?

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Ayurveda, one of the oldest systems of medicine, describes the practice of Shiro Abhyanga, which is otherwise known as the ‘head massage’ for healthy hair.

This is because, your scalp is where hair roots lie. These roots needs nourishment. Moreover, the scalp is the furthest part of the body to which the heart pumps blood against gravity. This is the reason why regular head massages have been prescribed to improve blood circulation in the scalp.

Which Ayurvedic oils can be used to treat hair fall?

1. Svetakutaja oil:

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This plant has the capability of preventing scalp diseases. It is botanically termed as Wrightia Tinctoria. The leaves of this plant are used to extract the oil and it is widely known for its antimicrobial and anti-dandruff properties.

2. Bringhraj oil:

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This herb is known in Ayurvedic Granthas as ‘Keshraj’ which literally translates to “king of hair”. The oil is extracted from the Bringhraj plant which is quite popularly known for its medicinal properties that not only reduce the hair fall but also revive and regenerate new hair growth.

3. Amla oil:

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Amla is a rich source of vitamin C. It has antioxidant properties and it repairs the daily wear and tear. The oil is extracted from the fruit which is botanically known as Phyllanthus emblica. 

It is widely used as a natural conditioner.

  • Minimises hair loss.
  • Prevent greying of hair.

4. Virgin coconut oil:

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Research has shown that virgin coconut oil is a superior grooming oil that seals in moisture and prevents styling damage.
It is the purest form of coconut oil. Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin K, fatty acids, proteins and iron. It benefits our hair by-

  • Keeping hair moisturized.
  • Preventing hair breakage.
  • Eliminating dandruff and dryness.
  • Promoting shiny and silky hair.

5. Olive oil:

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Olive oil is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin E. It benefits our hair by-

  • Treating dry and damaged hair.
  • Makes hair smooth and soft.
  • Repairing split ends.
  • Restoring hair shine and vitality.

6. Argan oil:

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Argan oil is a good source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamin E. It benefits our hair by-

  • Keeping hair moisturized.
  • Penetrating the hair follicles.
  • Strengthening weakened hair.
  • Adding shine.

Here is a list of other oils which you can use for your hair growth:

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  • Castor oil- this multipurpose oil is thick in texture and helps to promote hair growth. It also seals in moisture and builds hair’s resilience to help it withstand styling sessions.
  • Jojoba oil- the soil is loaded with ceramides which makes it an ideal midweek sealing oil that strengthens and smoothes the hair. It has antifungal properties and it unclogs the pores which help to repair hair and cleanse our scalp. It also helps in balancing the pH levels.
  • Emu oil- clinical research shows that emu oil works with the Anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle which induces faster growth when used directly on the scalp.

These Ayurvedic Oils are a boon for a dry scalp but we must not forget that proper growth and development of hair is mainly induced by a healthy diet. All else is simply a secondary factor when it comes to Hair Growth. 

Read Also: This is what happens to your hair after you’re dead. 

 

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Could Acid-Proof Makeup Become A Reality? https://www.procaffenation.com/could-acid-proof-makeup-become-a-reality/ https://www.procaffenation.com/could-acid-proof-makeup-become-a-reality/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:30:11 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28555 Acid attacks have a huge impact on people’s lives, both physically and mentally.  Statistics show that acid attacks have become extremely common these days. An estimated 60% of the attacks go unreported as victims fear reprisal. Resources are usually only available in urban areas, leading to under-reporting in rural areas. Acid attacks occur all over the …

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Acid attacks have a huge impact on people’s lives, both physically and mentally.  Statistics show that acid attacks have become extremely common these days.

  • An estimated 60% of the attacks go unreported as victims fear reprisal.
  • Resources are usually only available in urban areas, leading to under-reporting in rural areas.
  • Acid attacks occur all over the world but this type of violence is most common in South Asia.

What is an Acid Attack?

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Attackers throw corrosive liquids at their victims, usually at their faces, burning them, and damaging skin tissue, often exposing and sometimes dissolving the bones.

The most common types of Acid used are:-

  • Sulphuric acid
  • Nitric acid
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Aqueous solutions of strongly alkaline materials, such as caustic soda are used as well.

A New Invention?

One of the doctors in Bradford has taken one step ahead to deal with this situation. She has been putting in great efforts and has been trying to create makeup which will not only protect women from these devastating acid attacks but also make them look more beautiful.

After a lot of efforts, experiments and investments, finally the doctor has developed “acid proof” make-up.

Her formula can be added to anything from Nail Polishes to Foundation Creams. It is indeed sad that acid attacks are that prevalent in the society that she felt the need to make this development. But, all in all, this has been an incredible development.

She has spent the last 10 years of her life in developing the substance, which is called “Acarrier“.

After carrying out the basic tests, she has found out that it is waterproof, resistant to heat, and prevents acidic materials from penetrating into the skin.

  • Basic tests have shown that Acarrier works.
  • It provides protection from caustic materials and is waterproof and fire resistant.
  • It has a very high melting point.

Why did she create this product?

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Dr Almas Ahmed told the agency that she was deeply affected after seeing the horrendous ordeal that presenter and strictly come dancing star, Katie Piper went through after her ex-boyfriend made a successful attempt of attacking her with acid in March 2008.

The doctor said, “I started developing this product when I was in medical school but  I kind of forgot about the issue. But during this summer, when I heard about a lot of acid attacks in the news, it pushed me to refurbish the idea and finish it off. That’s why I have finally come up with a solution now. And this is because it has become an issue for me living in this country.

Well, let’s hope that Dr Ahmed soon finishes her job and successfully launches acid-proof makeup. It might become one of the greatest inventions of all time. Don’t you think?

Read Also: 5 ways to clean your makeup brushes

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Relish The Different Variants Of Stick Food https://www.procaffenation.com/relish-the-different-variants-of-stick-food/ https://www.procaffenation.com/relish-the-different-variants-of-stick-food/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 06:00:09 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28219   Street food has always been a hassle-free way of enjoying grilled meats on the move.  You can now enjoy vertical skewered creations like mini pancakes or cakesicles, banana split, etc giving vertical elevation a nudge to the top. Here is what you can feast on the next time you are looking to enjoy your …

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Street food has always been a hassle-free way of enjoying grilled meats on the move.  You can now enjoy vertical skewered creations like mini pancakes or cakesicles, banana split, etc giving vertical elevation a nudge to the top. Here is what you can feast on the next time you are looking to enjoy your food on a stick.

1. Banana Split Bite

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This is a drool-worthy dessert that’s generally a fan favourite served in a bowl, shared by one and all. However, yeah you can enjoy it all by yourself on a stick, drizzled with Chocolate sauce and honey, garnished with a mint sprig and tempered chocolate.  These banana split bites are totally healthy and delightful.

2. Mutton Gilafi Kebab

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The mutton Gilafi kebab is minced mutton mixed with spices, placed on skewers and cooked to perfection in a Tandoor. It is served on an inverted hanging skewer with naan, onions and green chutney. A completely tasty treat for you and your family.

3. Unicorn Cakesicle

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It is Unicorn inspiration all the way with this treat. Essentially a cake mixed with Nutella and chocolate garnishing and coated with plain chocolate then decorated for the cute and quirky look. These aren’t the old day popsicles, these are the modern generation unicorn cakesicles.

4. Fouta yakitori

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A traditional Nagayo-style tebasaki yakitori are crisp on the outside and sweet from the inside because they are generally paired with a tartare of apple and betel leaf to add crunch and to enhance the flavour.

5. Dark Chocolate Candy

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This Candy is a guilt-free treat made with popcorn, oats, dark chocolate and rock candy. Certainly a healthier alternative.

6. Chicken Chooza

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You can enjoy chicken lollipops in an unconventional way. Marinated with Chilly paste, deep fried and then tempered with curry leaves and mustard, and finished with yoghurt.

7. Chicken Drumstick Skewer

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These chicken drumsticks are pre-marinated, cooked in clay oven with cheese and served along with exotic vegetables.

8. Grilled Southern Spiced Prawns

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The prawns are coated with a blend of Spices and then grilled to perfection, giving it a charred effect and a smoky taste. Like any other food item, it all depends upon how you cook them. The simple plate or tankard of cooked prawns in the shell is a different customer than a spicy Thai prawn curry. But, in general prawns or shrimps have a delicate flavour that you might want to respect.

9. Chicken Croquettes

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This dish is an inspired take on traditional Italian antipasti crocchette and the East Indian snack potato chop.

10. Mini Banana Pancake Skewers

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These bite-sized treats are a great option for those looking to stack it up but not overindulge.

11. Beef Pica Pau

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While the tenderloin patties have always been the one to look out for cushioned between two burger pieces of bread, here you can enjoy a juicy one on skewers with bone marrow served with herb vinaigrette.

These stick foods somehow look tastier than their original variants. Don’t they?

Read Also: Let’s Brush Up Your Food Vocabulary 

 

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The History of Pillow: Your Sleeping Friend https://www.procaffenation.com/the-history-of-pillow-your-sleeping-friend/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-history-of-pillow-your-sleeping-friend/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 04:30:14 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27479 Pillows are considered to be one of the most comfortable products ever created by mankind. But, none of us know the story behind the origin and creation of pillows. So, let’s immerse ourselves in the evolution of Pillows. According to several sources, the first documented pillow was created during 7000 B.C. Back in the day, …

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Pillows are considered to be one of the most comfortable products ever created by mankind. But, none of us know the story behind the origin and creation of pillows.

So, let’s immerse ourselves in the evolution of Pillows.

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According to several sources, the first documented pillow was created during 7000 B.C. Back in the day, pillows were made up of stone and their sole purpose was to prevent insects from entering into mouth, nose, and ears.

Dating back to centuries, the earliest pillows were once considered to be luxurious items accessible to only the wealthiest of people. They symbolized power. The more you own them, the more influential you were considered. Funny but true.

Stone Pillows used by Ancient Egyptians.
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At the same time, In Europe, the pillows were used to support the head of dead people so they could rest in peace.
The Greek and Romans were among the first ones to leave behind the idea of pillows created out of stones. They started making cushions out of cotton and other soft fabrics.

While in Japan, the Cushion had a different story to tell.

In Europe, the cushions supported the head of dead people but in Japan, it was otherwise. The cushions were used to provide soft seating to the guests. While meditating, the owners would put another cushion over it making it softer thus, enhancing their concentration power.

Later, during the 19th century, the pillows and cushions were available even to the middle-class people.

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With the Industrial Revolution, they brought a significant change in the weaving and small-scale industries. During the Victorian European, Cushions became a medium to serve comfort to the home.

With the coming of the 20th century and globalization, the product which was once a luxury item now became affordable and available to everyone.

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With time, pillows and cushions took several different shapes and sizes. The quality and fabric have also changed dramatically.

Now In the 21st century, Pillows and Cushions have taken an entirely different form.

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You can find them in the form of bean-bags. They provide comfort to your body and at the same time add ambience to your home making your place more warm and serene.

From Stone Cushions to Bean Bags. It has been quite a transformation!

Read Also: Your Sleeping Positions Can Reveal Your Personality

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Hot or Cold Water – Which one should you choose for your Hair? https://www.procaffenation.com/hot-or-cold-water-which-one-should-you-choose-for-your-hair/ https://www.procaffenation.com/hot-or-cold-water-which-one-should-you-choose-for-your-hair/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:30:49 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28907 The water temperature decides your hair look! With the onset of winters in most parts of the country, you must be bound to choose hot water to bathe with and eventually run it in your hair too. Critical as it may sound, the hot water could be doing more damage to your hair than you …

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The water temperature decides your hair look!

With the onset of winters in most parts of the country, you must be bound to choose hot water to bathe with and eventually run it in your hair too. Critical as it may sound, the hot water could be doing more damage to your hair than you think.
Having said that, Water at both the temperatures has its role to play and has subsequent pros and cons.

It’s best to make a prudent choice and it will actively extract the benefits for your hair care regime.

Hot water?

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Use mildly hot water during the first wash because it will help open up your pores and clean out the hair follicles well. Do not overuse hot water as it causes frizz and makes the hair dry and brittle hence, prone to hair fall and other tress-related stress.
If you have your hair highlighted or have gone through any other colour treatments, remember that the hot water is causing the colour to run out faster so choose wisely.

Cold water?

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Just thinking about letting the cold water from the shower touch your scalp may make you go ‘brrrrr’ but for better hair, this is the endurance exercise. Believe Me!

Cold water makes the hair smoother by giving it a flat look (because no frizz here). It’s good to wash off the conditioner with cold water so that the product’s qualities get locked in your hair. It also helps in sealing in the hair’s moisture and clumping the hair together. Because, while warm water tends to create the frizz, cold water tends to flatten your hair.

Here are some tips for better hair quality:

  • Try to use the shampoo and conditioner from the same family.
  • Give your hair a gentle and timely oil massage.
  • Use  Ayurvedic oil for better results.
  • Consult your stylist regarding the best product in accordance with your hair type.
  • Moreover, a hair serum is a good idea if you tend to spend too much time in the sun or amidst pollution.

Now you know how water temperature affects your hair- so, from here it is up to you to choose hot or cold water in accordance with your needs. Choose Wisely!

Read Also: All You Need To Know About Hair Transplantation

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Weird and Wacky Period Customs From Around The Globe https://www.procaffenation.com/weird-and-wacky-attitude-of-people-towards-menstruation/ https://www.procaffenation.com/weird-and-wacky-attitude-of-people-towards-menstruation/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 04:30:12 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28967 Can’t touch plants on your period? Shouldn’t wash or cut your hair? Shouldn’t indulge in coitus because it can kill your partner? Or baking bread during your cycle is a good idea? Menstruating women have been told these things time and again. In many historic cultures around the globe, periods have been considered sacred and …

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Can’t touch plants on your period? Shouldn’t wash or cut your hair? Shouldn’t indulge in coitus because it can kill your partner? Or baking bread during your cycle is a good idea? Menstruating women have been told these things time and again.
In many historic cultures around the globe, periods have been considered sacred and powerful whereas, in some other cultures around the world there are customs that restrict menstruating women and consider menstruation as an impure act.

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Let’s have a quick sneak peek on the weird and wacky menstruation practices around the globe.

1. First menstruation? It’s a call for celebration in South India. 

The first menstruation of a girl is celebrated by the whole family and the celebration is usually as big as a marriage. It is considered a sacred day because this day marks her transformation to a woman.
On the last day of her periods, she is given a bath by her mother and other women. She gets new clothes and ornaments to wear as per the rituals. She is given a lamp and the griha pravesh ceremony is performed. It is considered to be an important event in the girl’s life.

2. Menstruation is considered impure in several cultures. 

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Menstrual Isolation is a common practice in India, Nepal and Bali. The girls are not allowed to enter the kitchen or to enter the house. This is one of the major reasons why these women do not feel comfortable talking about the problems they face during their periods. In some tribal cultures, menstruating women are asked to live inside of “Special Huts” during their periods.

3. Slaughtering of goat in South Africa

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Some nomadic tribes of South Africa have a very weird and special ritual for the girls who starts menstruating. She is secluded from her friends and a goat is slaughtered. The next day she is smeared with red clay after thorough bathing and the other tribal women gives her lessons on womanhood.

4. The weird culture of The Philippines

During her first period, the mother soaks the bloodstained underwear in water, and later the same water is used to smear the daughter’s face.

5. Honoring menstrual blood to the Bauls of Bengal

A group of mystic minstrels, Bauls from Bengal, includes a group of people who sing Baul songs and beg for a living. They have a very different view about periods and menstrual blood.
Having intercourse with a menstruating woman is not taboo for them. Their ideology also includes ingesting menstrual blood. For these people, menstrual blood is a regenerating substance which brings love, prosperity and happiness.

6. The very strange and wacky culture of Ghana towards periods. 

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When a girl gets her first period, she’s asked to swallow a hard boiled egg and if she fails to do so or simply takes a bite of that egg then it is considered to be a very bad omen for her future children.
How many of these beliefs have you come across? Do you feel that the wacky attitude of people towards menstruation has changed with time?

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Obesity in Children https://www.procaffenation.com/obesity-in-children/ https://www.procaffenation.com/obesity-in-children/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:19:55 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28098 According to a medical research, it has been noted that there has been an increase in childhood obesity in India in the last few years. We have a problem in our society so massive that it can no longer be considered uncommon. It has been reported that the current generation of obese children may have …

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According to a medical research, it has been noted that there has been an increase in childhood obesity in India in the last few years.

We have a problem in our society so massive that it can no longer be considered uncommon. It has been reported that the current generation of obese children may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents because of the rapid rise in childhood obesity. Obese children are more prone to heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, stroke, kidney failure and cancer.

Risk factors

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  • Children in their early teens who are obese and who have high triglyceride levels have arteries similar to those of 45- year-old people.
  • Obese children younger than age 3 show indicators for developing heart disease later in life.
  • Children who are overweight from the ages of 7-13 may develop heart disease as early as age 25.
  • Obese children are more likely to die before age 55 than their similar peers.

A few suggestions to prevent your child from becoming overweight are-

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  • Encourage activities like riding a bicycle in the neighbourhood and playing games like badminton, kho-kho, swimming and skipping.
  • Try to include activities like dancing, karate and yoga to bring about positive action in their lives.
  • Establish family hours in your daily routine and utilise that time by playing games together, which involve physical activity.

Along with an increase in activity levels, it is also important to bring about small changes in diet.

These changes include-

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1. Be a role model

Parents who don’t eat healthy cannot expect their children to eat healthy. Throw out all junk food items, chips, chocolates, soft drinks, white bread from the house and keep fresh fruits handy.

2. Check portion size

Give small servings to your child to bring discipline while eating. Teach him to avoid overeating.

3. Use healthy cooking oil

Cook food in healthy oils like Olive and canola oil. Check the quantity of oil, while cooking.

4.Replace soft drinks

Aerated drinks, even canned and sweetened fruit juices, are high in calories and low in nutritional value. Replace them with coconut water, low-fat milk, fresh fruit juices or vegetable juices.

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Some important key tips for the parents are-

  • Replace your child’s screen time with active games.
  • Build activities in your child’s everyday routine.
  • Involve yourself with your child’s activeness.

It is extremely important to make sure that your child stays as far away from these things as possible.

Read Also: Tips for staying healthy while ageing.

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Some Great Tips to get a Sound Sleep! https://www.procaffenation.com/some-great-tips-to-get-a-sound-sleep/ https://www.procaffenation.com/some-great-tips-to-get-a-sound-sleep/#respond Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:30:36 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28905 First of all, I would like to discuss the disadvantages of lack of sleep. Have you ever thought about it– I’m telling you – NOPE! It’s not uncommon that with lack of sleep one tends to feel cranky and tired, and experiences a decrease in work productivity. Lack of sleep also greatly influences one’s appetite. …

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First of all, I would like to discuss the disadvantages of lack of sleep.

Have you ever thought about it– I’m telling you – NOPE!

It’s not uncommon that with lack of sleep one tends to feel cranky and tired, and experiences a decrease in work productivity. Lack of sleep also greatly influences one’s appetite. Moreover, not getting enough sleep impairs metabolism and disrupts hormone levels. A study has revealed that sleep deprivation can be a royal route to obesity.

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The number of hours of sleep that is ideal for someone varies from person to person. But on an average, 7 to 8 hours of sleep is what is needed.

With continued loss of sleep, the body’s ability to sense the level of insulin reduces. The blood sugar released in the body after one eats is not well regulated. At the same time, the body secretes, more cortisol (stress hormone) which makes it harder for the insulin to do its work effectively. The result is that excess glucose stays in the bloodstream, which not only leads to weight gain but also increases the risk of developing diabetes.

So to avoid all these unwanted conditions and risks you should follow a proper sleep routine. And by making these small changes to your daily routine you help yourself get better and sound sleep.

Here are some tips to get a sound sleep-

1. Rub Ghee on the soles of your feet:

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Rubbing ghee on the soles of your feet makes you feel relaxed. Doing it just before going to bed has been an age-old therapy in Ayurveda, for relaxing the body and mind thereby inducing a good night’s sleep.

2. Have a Glass of Warm Milk:

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Having a glass of warm milk before going to bed is something that our grandparents have told us time and again. Here is a scientific reason behind the story: Milk and milk products contain an amino acid called tryptophan which is a precursor to the sleep hormones.

3. Don’t mess with your Sleep Routine:

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Even though your days maybe packed, try to go to bed at the same time every day and wake up at the same time as well. This will balance your sleep-wake Cycle and help you achieve sound sleep. But if you are a party animal and go to a lot of late night parties, make sure that you still wake up at the same time. It’s quite possible that you may feel sleepy and a bit tired later in the day but it will encourage you to sleep earlier and not mess with your routine.

4. Switch off all your Gadgets an hour before you sleep:

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Switch off all the gadgets at least an hour before you sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that induces your sleep which is normally released by the pineal gland in the brain a few hours before bedtime. The light which is emitting out of the screens of these gadgets delays the release of melatonin, increase alertness and resets the body’s internal clock to a later hour.

5. Don’t overeat at dinner:

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It is best to eat light and go to sleep as early as possible because our body doesn’t digest the food easily at night and does not react positively to late night snacks.

6. Reduce the intake of Alcohol and Caffeine:

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A Caffeine overdose or an alcohol buzz won’t help you fall asleep. Keep a distance from caffeine, alcohol and chocolates a few hours before bedtime. Avoid stimulants like tea, coffee and desserts post sunset. Have a wholesome dinner but not close to bedtime. Make sure you eat 2 to 3 hours before you go to bed.

7. Meditate:

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A sound sleep is always needed but for that, you need to keep your mind stress free and remain fit. Meditation always makes you feel good, relaxed and at peace, especially if you are using techniques that relax tense muscles.

8. Exercise:

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Exercise is a must so, never skip your exercise routine during the daytime. Exercise keeps the stress-related hormone levels in control and helps you fall asleep at night. But one should not overdo the exercise at night.

Doing regular exercise improves the quality of your sleep. However, doing so less than three hours before bedtime isn’t such a good idea because it alerts the body and it will then be difficult to fall asleep. Therefore, avoid exercising in the evening.

I hope these tips can help you achieve better and sound sleep the next time you’re feeling insomniac.

Read Also: Do You Know About Sleepy Head Day?

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Say Goodbye to Acne Scars the Natural way! https://www.procaffenation.com/say-goodbye-to-acne-scars-the-natural-way/ https://www.procaffenation.com/say-goodbye-to-acne-scars-the-natural-way/#respond Sun, 02 Dec 2018 04:30:57 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28270 We all, at some point in our lives, have suffered from acne. However, if you don’t want to undergo chemical treatments to get rid of them, home remedies from your kitchen can effectively come to your rescue too. Here are some of them: 1. Cinnamon and Honey Mask: Using cinnamon powder helps boost new skin …

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We all, at some point in our lives, have suffered from acne. However, if you don’t want to undergo chemical treatments to get rid of them, home remedies from your kitchen can effectively come to your rescue too.

Here are some of them:

1. Cinnamon and Honey Mask:

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Using cinnamon powder helps boost new skin cells resulting in skin regeneration. Combine a teaspoon of cinnamon powder with two teaspoons of honey and apply using an upward circular motion with your hands on clean, moist face. Wash off after 15 minutes with warm water. Repeat the cycle twice a week.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar:

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Apple cider vinegar is a great natural toner. Its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control, and the malic and lactic acids found in it soften dry skin along with providing the much-needed exfoliation to reduce red spots. Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and two teaspoons green tea, 5 tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of honey. Mix them all together and apply. Keep for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

3. Oatmeal, Lemon Juice and Cinnamon  Mask:

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Pour some water in a small container and place it on the stove and set it to medium heat. Add  1/2 cup oatmeal and 2 drops of lemon juice to the 1 cup boiling water. This mask helps to exfoliate your pores and cleanse your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes so that it can cool down a bit and then add 1 tbsp cinnamon powder.

Wash your face, apply the mask and leave it on for 20-30 minutes.  Then, wash your face with lukewarm water and pat the face dry using a soft towel.

Apply a bit of moisturiser after rinsing off the mask. Repeat this process once a week for a month and then once a month for the next three months. This homemade mask will eventually reduce acne scars and blemishes.

4. Potato and Tomato Mask:

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Grate potatoes and extract the juice. Mix it with tomato juice, and a few drops of olive oil and apply on the face. Let the mask sit for about 20 minutes. Repeat once every week.

Potatoes are rich in Catecholase, a skin lightening agent, and Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene and Vitamin C which are both really important for a glowing skin.

Also, remember that it is not a good idea to use this mask on injured or irritated skin.

5. Egg Whites:

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Eggs contain a considerable amount of protein, and by applying them directly on your skin, you can speak the healing process. Apply egg white on the scars and leave it overnight for best results.

Read Also: Secret to Glowing Skin Unveiled: It’s in your own Kitchen

 

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Mystery of Kodinhi: The Twin Town https://www.procaffenation.com/22853-2/ https://www.procaffenation.com/22853-2/#respond Sat, 01 Dec 2018 18:28:50 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=22853 The world is a very complicated but amazing place. Bizzare and strange phenomena keep occurring around the world which baffles the ever-growing intelligent human beings. Most of the mysterious things are still unanswered. Among them is a village of twins in India which has left even the scientists scratching their head. Kodinhi is a small …

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The world is a very complicated but amazing place. Bizzare and strange phenomena keep occurring around the world which baffles the ever-growing intelligent human beings. Most of the mysterious things are still unanswered. Among them is a village of twins in India which has left even the scientists scratching their head.

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Kodinhi is a small village in Malappuram district, Kerala. A very peaceful and quiet place, Kodhini is home to about 2000 Malayali families.

When you get there, you will not notice anything peculiar at first glance. But, something extremely strange about the people living there will soon come to your notice.  You will notice twins everywhere, all ages, both identical and fraternal. Weird, right?

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India has low twin birth rates in the world, but of course, this village has defied all statistics and not to forget the very rule and consistency of mutations and genetics.

For India, the twin birth rate is approximately 4 twins per 1000 children while in Kodhini, it is about 45 twins per 1000 children. Having said that, it is no wonder that this village is very different than the rest of the country.  and is known as Twin Town.

According to a survey, there are more than 220 sets of twins born in these 2000 families. It is almost 6 times as many twins born as compared to the Global average.

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The unusual birth rate of twins in this village is a real mystery. Villagers say that the twin phenomenon began at Kodinhi only three generations ago. That is, since the last 60 to 70 years.

To add to this oddity is the fact that the women from Kodinhi who marry in far-off places are also known to give birth to twins.

The local doctor and twins enthusiast, Krishna Sri Biju says that the rate is increasing in a steady manner. The registered pair of twins is 220, but the real number is supposed to be much more than that. And the good thing is that all the twins are healthy and free from any disabilities.

There is a vague Mystery!

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Kodinhi is now a major subject of research for the International team of genetic resources from India, Germany, United Kingdom and other countries. All types of genetic, biological, molecular, hereditary and climatic factors are being observed but they’re yet to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion.

Some say that the secret hides in what they drink and eat but it is not yet clarified. In addition, people here are poor and lead a simple life. There is no chance of any Fertility Treatment or Artificial Insemination.

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What’s going on in this village? Does it have something to do with science or is it a miracle? Why are scientists still unable to find out the right reasons behind the birth of so many twins? These questions are still unanswered.

However, Kodinhi is not the only village in the world with unusual high twin birth rates. There are two other villages like Cândido Godói in Brazil and Igbo-Ora in Nigeria.

If you get a chance to step into Kodinhi, keep your brain and eyes all-time active and be on the lookout for as many twins as you can find.

Read also- Do You Know About The Door To Hell?

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The Dancing Mania: The Dancing Catastrophe That Led To Several Deaths! https://www.procaffenation.com/the-dancing-mania-the-dancing-catastrophe-that-led-to-several-deaths/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-dancing-mania-the-dancing-catastrophe-that-led-to-several-deaths/#comments Sat, 01 Dec 2018 18:22:58 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=29037 We have all heard of drunk dancing and dancing like there is no tomorrow. But have you ever heard of people who danced themselves to death? Let me take you back to the 14th century. This middle age century experienced mass death due to dancing mania. This phenomenon is still on the table for the …

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We have all heard of drunk dancing and dancing like there is no tomorrow. But have you ever heard of people who danced themselves to death? Let me take you back to the 14th century. This middle age century experienced mass death due to dancing mania. This phenomenon is still on the table for the modern psychiatrists and readers who are yet to find a reason behind it.

How did it all start?

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As the night dawned upon Strasbourg, France, a middle age woman, Frou Troffea, swiftly began swaying herself on a lonely street. She seemingly gained pace with her dancing and was soon accompanied by her neighbours. However, it wasn’t just any normal dancing for a happy while. There was no music and it seemed like people were dancing in a trance-like manner. Soon, a parade of people joined the mass and they danced from dusk to dawn, for weeks altogether. Suddenly, after a month, it all vanished into thin air and people who survived resumed their lives as if nothing had happened.

What do theories about Dance Mania suggest?

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Everybody looked onto the mass mania from different spectacles of thought. The medical lens of theory explained that these people were infected with ergot poisoning. This poison induced hallucinations, delusions, and spasms among those who ingested it. However, not much support has been given to this theory. From the psychological lens, it looks like mass hysteria was propelled due to the stressful conditions of life. History looks at it from a religious angle. Certain stories reveal that a curse doomed upon the civilization, by the priest of the church, caused such an epidemic.

Was it a one-time outbreak?

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Although the dancing mania occurred once in a blue moon, several other parts including Germany and Switzerland were also trapped with the hue and cry of the mass mania. The authorities tried to control it with the help of rhythmic beats of music, however, it only added fuel to the fire. People would haul like animals, have sex on the streets, strip naked and dance in an obscene manner. However, the records suggest that it was not voluntarily executed.

The present stance: A bygone memory.

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Today this remains nothing more than a bygone memory.  However, whenever this topic is discussed over drinks and meets, everyone’s pupils bulge out with interest.

Read Also: Two Indian Classical Dancers Who Danced Their Way To Fame

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