This is so clever. You may have already seen it but I haven’t so thought I would share
This is so clever. You may have already seen it but I haven’t so thought I would share
I was reading this article today and first thought what a good idea. Then I thought again, as it also puts into the minds of the young that this is how you are going to be in your old age. Maybe not for them, maybe they will be fitter and healthier than this older generation. On the other hand I guess this is an exercise in respect for the older generations physical inabilities at this present day and age being 2013.
Anyway to get to the story, at the Israel Children’s Museum near Tel Aviv, they have what they call “Dialogue With Time” and features guides age 70 and older who explain the limitations and joys of aging (so it is not just about limitations).
In one room visitors confront the challenges of performing daily tasks, such as unlocking a door with unsteady hands, going up and down stairs with difficulty. Basically it creates an intergenerational dialog that breaks all stereotypes and clichés on aging, through experience and games. They also have another area where the young person is photographed and then their picture altered by computer to show what they will look like at 80.
I think it is a great educational idea for the young to realize that the old are mentally still energetic and have a lot of knowledge that could be rather helpful to them and have respect for their physical limitations. It is for the ages of 12 and over.
Grandkids at the Big Pineapple Australia
Now this is one way to grow a pineapple, but as someone who has taken her grandchildren , like 50 times to the ‘Big Pineapple’ in Australia and rode around the plantation in the electric train, they, being the plantation workers, explained a different method. This Aussie method I believe will produce a pineapple quicker than the system below. You could try both. I know it takes about 2 years for a pineapple to produce ripe fruit. So it is not something that will produce any time soon after planting. It would have to be an ornamental plant till it produces.
The way I was told to plant them is cut the top off and leave it several weeks outside till the plant dries out at the base, then plant. Apparently it will produce quicker this way.
Not sure if that is totally correct so you could try the method below.
My whole day is golden when I have a good nights sleep, I can tackle anything. Bad nights sleep, then you need to stay away from me as the scorpion comes out in me and you are likely to get the ‘sting of the tail’.
I don’t sleep the way I used to. I was always a good sleeper, if my eye lids closed then so did the rest of me, my brain, my body, heart and what ever slowed down. Sleep for me today is a lot more difficult, it is harder to shut the brain down as it wants to keep having a conversation with me in the night. I can be in a deep sleep then all of a sudden I will be awake thinking of some thing that is so not important at that hour of the night. Then of course the brain does not even want to let you go to sleep in the first place.
When I see articles on the art of getting a good sleep then that always attracts my attention.
This is an article on the Natural News.com, written by Sandeep Godiyal on the good and bad foods that affect sleep.
Foods to eat and not to eat
1) Almonds and walnuts. These nuts actually contain a lot of tryptophan, magnesium, and melatonin – a powerful trio that is known to be ideal for those who are looking for natural sleeping aids. Experts say that it is best to try to eat a handful about an hour or so before sleeping.
2) Grapefruit. This is one of the foods that people should steer clear of, as it contains acid. Nobody wants to be kept up all night because of heartburn. Grapefruits increase the acidity of the stomach, so it is expected that those who eat this before sleeping will have heartburn. If people do not want this to happen, it is best to stay away from grapefruit, as well as other citrus fruits or juices before going to bed.
3) Oatmeal. This food is mostly considered as breakfast fare, and many eat this only in the morning, but studies have shown that there are actually a lot of benefits from eating oatmeal before going to bed. Oatmeal has been found to be full of nutrients that help promote sleep, such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium.
4) Celery. Celery is listed as a healthy vegetable, but it is considered as one that should be avoided before going to bed. Why is that so? Celery is considered a natural diuretic, and if people do not want to wake up in the middle of the night just to urinate, it would be best to steer clear of this vegetable. Other natural diuretics that people should avoid include parsley and ginger.
5) Tart cherries and raspberries. It has been found that raspberries and tart cherries have melatonin, which is a popular sleep aid.
6) Fried and greasy food. People who have a high intake of fried, fatty, and greasy foods at night tend to have less productive sleep compared to those who do not. The stomach works twice as hard just to digest the oily foods, which could then make people experience heartburn or indigestion.
7) Bananas. Bananas contain a lot of magnesium and potassium. They also contain tryptophan, which is an amino acid found in turkey, another food source that is famous for helping people who wish to have better sleep.
8) Spicy foods. Spicy foods not only irritate your digestive system, but they can also have a huge impact on your sleep. Experts say that it is best to avoid eating spicy foods before sleeping.
I can add to this.
Dark chocolate - A small amount just before you retire can assist with sleep. It works for me.
Warm milk and a few drops of molasses - I used to feed my babies this concoction and it was great for a good nights sleep for them and me.
Green Tea - I do not have this in the evening because for some reason I find it hard to get to sleep after I drink it.
Milk Chocolate - This also keeps me awake. I assume there is too much sugar in it.
Clean Sheets - There is something about fresh clean sheets on the bed, I always seem to get a good nights sleep on that first night of those fresh cuddly sheets. I sprinkle a little lemon grass oil on the sheets when I make the bed.
Breathe - This I know works for me. If I am a little tense and not getting to sleep I take 4 very deep breaths and I find by the time I get to the 4th one I am on my way to sleep. Make it slow and as deep as you can.
Here are some more tips that I have come to my attention
Hope these suggestions help as I know there are chronic non sleepers in this world and I can only sympathize with you because I cannot think of anything worse than not getting some form of relaxing sleep even if it only for about 4 hours. I think it has been proved that sleeping pills are not the answer and can even be worse for you as they can make you drowsy and not particularly functional during your working hours.
Stress has a lot to answer for and as we all know stress is a cause of many problems with our health.
Find some way to relieve your stress – Breathe, yoga, read soothing words before sleep, no murder, police tv series, find a love story on tv, have a brandy.
1. A former math professor with a PhD from Stanford University specializing in statistics has won the lottery FOUR times.
Joan Ginther, 63, won almost $21 million since her winning spree began in 1993. At the time that she won the fourth jackpot, the AP wrote that her chances of winning the lottery was 1 in 18 septillion, (18 with 24 zeros after it) almost an impossibility.
2. In exchange for Pepsi products, Russia gave Pepsi 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer. The countertrade arrangement where the rights to sell Russian vodka in the US in exchange for Pepsi (to be sold in Russia) was a huge story in the 1990′s.
With 17 submarines, this meant that, for a short period of time, Pepsi-Cola had the world’s seventh largest submarine fleet. Eventually the fleet of 20 naval vessels will be sold for scrap steel, thereby paying for Pepsi products being moved to the Soviet Union.
3. The Iconic Wall street charging bull is an illegal piece of street art. The 7,100 pound bronze sculpture was originally created by Arturo Di Modica who spent about $360,000 to build and install the bull after the 1987 stock market crash as a symbol of “Strength, power and hope” for the American people. It was installed outside the New York Stock Exchange as a gift to the City on December 15 1989. The same day it was towed away by the NYPD and impounded. Because of public outcry it was brought back and placed “temporarily” back at the north end of Bowling Green Park where it stands today. The bull is still technically a “temporary installment. The city does not own the sculpture and it has been for sale By Di Modica since 2004 on the condition that the buyer does not move it from its current location
4. One in 200 men are related to 13th century Mongolian leader Genghis Khan.
(that guy must have been very busy)
An international team of geneticists has made the astonishing discovery that more than 16 million men in central Asia have the same male Y chromosome as the great Mongol leader. His enthusiastic mating habits had created a lineage of more than 20,000 individuals,’ said team leader Dr Chris Tyler-Smith. ‘That now appears to account for around 8% of the men in central Asia.
5. Einstein’s eyes are currently sitting in a safe deposit box in NYC. Dr. Thomas Harvey removed Einstein’s eyeballs and gave them to Einstein’s eye doctor, Henry Adams. To this day, they remain in a safe deposit box in New York City.
This is a handy guide. I love my tea strong (like my men) and often when you are visiting and are asked if you would like a cup of tea you can bet your tea will come looking like dish water even after you tell them you like it strong. This guide is a great idea because it give you a way to politely suggest how to make a strong cup of tea. I am not going to present them with the guide but it gives me an image of what is required for a certain strength because when I am making my own I really don’t pay much attention to how long I leave the tea bag in the cup.