Today we will present you an extremely effective technique that will help you burn fat without any effort. The famous Japanese actor, Miki Ryosuke lost 4.7 inches in his waist and 28.7 pounds in just 4 weeks by performing this long breath diet. You should simply stand in position, take a 3 sec breath and exhale for 7 second.
How Does This Technique Work?
This is an ideal step for people just beginning workout plan but it is not substitute for exercises. This technique boost the beneficial effects of any workout. This method provides the body with oxygen which removes toxins, absorbs nutrients and leads to weight loss.
You surely often use mosquito repellents and they seem to prevent the itchy bites from these insects, apparently, they are full of toxic chemicals which cause harmful side-effects if ingested or absorbed into the skin.
Therefore, homemade repellents are much better, as they are safe, and still an effective, way to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes. It seems that the main culprits for attracting mosquitoes are certain odors. People with high concentrations of steroids or cholesterol on their skin surface are more prone to mosquitoes, and those who produce certain acids, such as uric acid, in higher amounts.
These substances stimulate the sense of smell of the mosquitoes and lead them to a certain individual.
According to scientists, people who give off larger amounts of carbon dioxide, like obese people and pregnant women, attract mosquitoes the most.
Also, individuals give off more carbon dioxide when outside playing kickball than they would if they were sitting by a fire. The bites of these insects are not just annoying and itchy, but mosquitoes also carry diseases and can spread them to people, such as:
Malaria – leads to fever, chills, and vomiting
Jamestown Canyon Virus – causes flu-like symptoms
West Nile – manifested by joint pain, rashes, fever, vomiting
Zika – related to birth defects
Snowshoe Hare Virus – causes rashes, dizziness, vomiting
Dengue – causes hemorrhagic fever
Chikungunya – leads to rashes, joint pain, and nausea
La Crosse Encephalitis – causes fever and nausea
Rift Valley Fever – leads to eye damage, dizziness, weakness
Yellow Fever – causes jaundice, chills, and vomiting
Only in the United States, there are over 175 known species of mosquitoes, so you need to learn how to prevent their bites.
Apparently, studies have shown that vitamin B1 (thiamine), which is a water-soluble vitamin needed for the proper function of the body, can effectively boost the immune system and fight stress.
This vitamin can be found in foods such as kale, cabbage, broccoli, onions, spinach, green beans, summer squash, eggplant, and sunflower seeds.
If in high amounts in the body, this vitamin will produce a “yeasty” smell to mosquitoes, and they will no longer be attracted to you.
The following homemade bug spray contains only two ingredients, organic apple cider vinegar, and fresh parsley. This is how to prepare it:
In a mortar and pestle, add a handful of fresh parsley, and 4 oz of apple cider vinegar. Mash the ingredients and leave the mixture for a few hours.
Then, strain, and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. If you like, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give the spray a pleasant scent.
Spray it all over the body, as it is completely safe and causes no side-effects. You can keep the homemade spray in the fridge for continued use.
The following video will explain the entire process of preparing the spray in several simple steps:
Depression has its effects on physical health just like it has on the mental, so its treatment should target both in order to ensure overall health. The following 9 drinks and foods can greatly help the treatment of this disease: 1 – Blueberries
Blueberries have potent antioxidant properties which reduce oxidative stress, which is the main feature of this disease. They also support the growth of new cells, which is also a way to treat depression.
These fruits are rich n tryptophan, which is converted into 5-HTP by the brain. Afterward, 5-HTP is turned into positive neurotransmitters such as serotonin and melatonin. Moreover, bananas are also rich in potassium and magnesium, so make sure you have a couple of them daily.
Magnesium is a miraculous remedy in the treatment of migraines and depression, and a 100-gram bunch of almonds contains 268 mg of magnesium.
This has been confirmed by a 1968 study which showed that the adequate levels of magnesium reverse migraines, irritability, and depression.
You should have a handful of almonds daily, and it is estimated that women and men aged 19-30 need 310 mg and 400 mg of magnesium, respectively, while 31 and older need 420 mg, and women 320 mg.
4 – Avocados
Avocados are high in potassium, 485 mg per 100 grams, and this mineral has been shown to treat stress and depression. Hence, make sure you consume an avocado during snack time, and some more during the day, as adults should get 4,700 mg of potassium daily.
5 – Asparagus
Asparagus is high in folic acid, and B vitamins, which improve mental helps by supporting the body’s tryptophan conversion, which in turn is converted into serotonin.
6 – Chocolate
Dark chocolate, or specifically, the cocoa in it, boosts the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain and lowers the levels of cortisol, the ‘stress’ neurotransmitter. Make sure you get 40 grams of dark chocolate daily.
7 – Spinach
Spinach contains more folic acid than all other dark leafy greens, and depressive people often lack it. Folic acid also boosts the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain. Spinach is rich in magnesium and improves the antidepressant effectiveness.
8 – Salmon
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which soften cell membranes and helps serotonin to reach the brain. If you take anti-depressants, it will reduce the side-effects, and boost their effectiveness.
Yet, make sure you always consume farmed organic salmon, and a whole fish contains 1 gram of omega-3.
9 – Green Tea
Green tea has been used in the treatment of depression for millennia. It contains polyphenols which boost the brain’s supply of dopamine and increase insulin sensitivity, which ensures a steady supply of glucose – which serves as a brain fuel.
Studies have shown that the more green tea you drink, the more benefits you enjoy. Therefore, drink more and feel less depressed!
The following video from Barbara Mendes will reveal more about foods which will help you fight depression:
If your kidneys need a good cleansing procedure that will eliminate toxins and boost their function, okra, or ‘’lady fingers” is what you need! This superfood is commonly consumed in the UK, US, and the Philippines, as it is extremely high in nutrients. Namely, a cup of raw okra contains only 30 calories, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein, 7.6 g carbs and 0.1 fat, 60 mg magnesium, 80 mg folate and 21 mg vitamin C.
You can consume raw in various ways, stewed, fried, boiled, raw, or pickled. Its consumption will help you boost your immunity, help in the case of diabetes, regulate bad cholesterol, soothe asthma symptoms, prevent kidney issues, and cleanse them. It also helps in the case of issues with the absorption of glucose in the stomach.
The following recipe will help you regulate blood sugar levels:
Cut four fresh okras on heads and tails, and place 2-3 pieces in water. Leave them to soak until the next morning. Then, on an empty stomach, drink this water in order to prevent food cravings during the day, and regulate the sugar levels in the bloodstream.
A new illustration is sweeping across Facebook, leaving every single person who views it absolutely dumbfounded. The brilliant Christmas-themed drawing was created by Hungarian artist Gregerly Dudás, who then shared it on his personal page.
He told his followers there was a panda among these many different festive snowmen, asking if they could spot the dark panda. What seems like an easy task has quickly gone viral, driving thousands crazy and begging the question: can YOU spot the panda? Be honest!
After just a few days, Dudás woke up to 42,000 likes and 100,000 shares on his newest creation. The best part was that most people still couldn’t find the panda, some seriously doubting it’s existence.
Gary Pearsall joined in, commenting, “There ain’t no panda in there!” Darren Fox added, “Been looking for 15 mins still can’t find it lol.”
On the other end of the spectrum, some views claim to have found the panda as quickly as five seconds after first viewing the picture. Out of all the mind-bending puzzles that this talented artist shares, this Christmas-themed one is definitely the most popular – and the most frustrating!
After the panda took the internet by storm, Dudas released several more similar images, asking his followers to find the cat in another illusion. Others have been released asking followers to find more hidden animals in illusion images similar to this one featuring the panda.
If you remember the classic Where’s Waldo cartoons and were a fan of them, you will definitely enjoy Dudas’s work and his mind rattling illusions.
Dudas told one news publication, “The popularity of the ‘panda’ picture amazed me, I still can’t believe it, but it makes me really happy! Glad to see how people like something I made.”
While this particular image is winter or Christmas themed, it’s popularity has staying power and is not going away anytime soon. People love the work of Dudas and he should be very proud of that.
“I’m not a professional, I do it as a hobby, but I really like it,” Dudas told another news outlet.
Can any one of you out there spot it? I’ve been looking for the past hour but still can’t spot it. I’ll come back later.
Seeing children graduate high school and move on to college is a difficult transition for any parent. For the first eighteen years of their lives, a parent gets to seem them pretty much everyday. But once they go to college, it’s like they have come-of-age, and it’s time for them to continue life more or less on their own.
It’s a huge leap, and I do not blame any parent for having a difficult time with this transition. As parents, I am sure we want to call our children every day and check on them to ensure they are doing just fine.
That’s why I can totally relate to how one Mom from Pennsylvania felt. Ann Pinto McCarney had a difficult time dealing with the fact that her son Liam was going to college. During the first few weeks of school, McCarney was disappointed that her son never bothered to call her. To cope with this, McCarney took her frustrations out on Facebook, where she posted a video of a lighthearted rant. It quickly went viral and now has millions of views.
She jokes, “I haven’t heard from you in a while, and I thought maybe you forgot about me.”
In her rant, this funny mom talks about all the roles she’s juggled as a mom. For instance, she states she was her son’s personal chef and chauffeur. My favorite part was when she reminded her son how to use a smartphone!
She closes with, “So now I know I’m going to hear from you, especially before your mother and father have to pay the next installment for your tuition in November.” Ouch!
God, I miss the Whitney Houston Classic songs. It’s been a while since I had a lovely evening with wine and her beautiful voice. This kid gave me chills and reminded me of the good times when we all celebrated the love and life of the amazing singer.
He is Jurabek Juraev coming from Uzbekistan. He has the honor to sing “I will Always Love You” by her majesty. You will be surprised of how well she does it. I always love these young talents who can perform so well. I can’t miss any talent show happening in our country.
Watching them is interesting. You are eager to see who is going to be the next star.
This boy should be invited on Ellen or something like that. His angel voice performed this Whitney Houston classic like no one before.
And he is only six years old. Can you imagine?
I wasn’t able to whistle when I was six. Kids these days are singing like they’ve been doing that for many years.
Incredible. There is no doubt this boy has a great future and singing career in front of him.
Take a look at this boy and start admiring!
I just don’t like those finesses with his voice. It messes with the whole song.
Don’t forget to share this young talent with all of your friends. They must love this Whitney Houston classic.
“The View” co-hosts slammed Donald Trump on Thursday for his comments on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frederick Douglass. Watch below. As Gossip Cop reported, Trump’s Black History Month speech, given on Wednesday, was not well-received in part because he seemed absolutely clueless about the subject. Most notably, he spoke about Douglass in the present tense. After playing the clip, Whoopi Goldberg now said, “I want to point out that Frederic Douglass died 122 years ago.”
The talk show also showed footage of Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer also making a similar gaffe, prompting Joy Behar to say, “It’s clear that these two white guys know diddly about black history.” Sara Haines was shocked that, in the time between the two meetings, no one bothered to “open a history book or something.” They also pointed out that Omarosa was on “The View” just last month, promising that she would aid the president in this area.
“[That’s why] this was so shocking to me,” Sunny Hostin commented, adding, “I don’t know what she has taught him.” Behar cracked, “I guess he missed that lesson.” Jedediah Bila also chided, “If you’re going to do a breakfast and you’re going to be celebrating Black History Month, do you research. Know something going out there.”
“Even if you didn’t know the depth of the history, shouldn’t you know the guy’s dead?” Bila went on to ask as the discussion continued. The talk show then segued into Trump slamming Schwarzenegger at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning. As Gossip Cop reported, the president took at a jab at his “Apprentice” replacement over ratings, and said to “pray” for him.
Behar now shot back, “I don’t have time to pray for Arnold. I’m too busy praying for Melania.” But the panelists all agreed that Trump’s comments were “super tone deaf” and an “embarrassment.” Bila, noting that she does “support” some of his policy initiatives, still reminded, “Donald, it’s not about you. It’s not about your ratings… He’s an egomaniac.”
But Goldberg wasn’t convinced all of this is coming from Trump himself. “I believe in my soul that Steve Bannon is controlling everything,” she said, later adding, “We know this is you, president Steve Bannon.” Check out the full video below.
Swift has 70 Hot 100 career entries in total, placing her joint with rapper Nicki Minaj.
Taylor Swift is at number six with her Zayn Malik collaboration I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift has plenty of reason to celebrate this Christmas. The Bad Blood singer has landed her 20th top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart thanks to the success of her Zayn Malik collaboration, I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.
The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack song debuted on the Hot 100 chart at number six earning a top 10 milestone for Swift, 27.
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever was produced by fun. frontman Jack Antonoff and co-written by Swift and former One Direction star Malik.