- Pineapple Juice
3. Trash you can save in one year
4. valerian root.
That there’s an herb that has been used to ease insomnia, anxiety and nervous restlessness since the second century A.D.? This natural and herbal sleep aid is called valerian root.
Extend the Life Of Your Smartphone Or Tablet Battery.
1. Protect your device from temperatures over 95 degrees (35 degrees Celsius ). Those temperatures can damage battery capacity.
2. Shut down location-tracking apps when not using them.
3. Turn off the function that refreshes apps in the background.
4. Don’t turn it off – It will use more juice powering up that it will quietly napping
5. Keep the ports where your battery plugs into your device clean.
6. Turn off Wi-Fi when not in use. Wi-Fi gobbles a lot of power on all devices because it’s always looking for a signal.
7. Keep the screen as dim as you can stand it
8. Extend the refresh time: Set your email to get new messages every 15 minutes (or even longer) rather than as soon as they arrive on the server
9. Do some digging. Look for apps like iOptimizer or Battery Graph that help you monitor your battery use.
10. For optimum performance, “reboot” your battery whenever you can by waiting to charge until the battery is down to about 10 percent. Then, fill ’er up to 100 percent. Try to avoid overcharging it except for newer devices, which is recommended.
11. Have a tablet? Drain its battery regularly. It appreciates the exercise.
Egg And Avocado Breakfast Sandwich
Meat-free but not too virtuous, it’s healthy and satisfying.
SERVINGS: 6 SANDWICHES
1 red bell pepper
¼ medium mango, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
9 large eggs
¼ cup whole milk
¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
¾ cup grated extra sharp cheddar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 kaiser rolls, split, lightly toasted
1 avocado, sliced
3 ounces drained pickled cherry peppers or Peppadew peppers, thinly sliced
Heat broiler. Roast bell pepper on a broilerproof baking sheet, turning occasionally, until blackened in spots, 12–15 minutes. Place in a small bowl; cover tightly. Let sit 10 minutes. Peel and remove seeds.
Purée bell pepper, mango, brown sugar, vinegar, orange juice, lime juice, and cayenne in a blender, thinning with water as needed, until smooth; season with salt.
Do Ahead: Hot sauce can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and chill.
Whisk eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook eggs, stirring, until mostly set but still runny in parts, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in cheese; season with salt and pepper. Build sandwiches with rolls, hot sauce, eggs, avocado, and cherry peppers.
Recipe by Dimes, NYC
Photograph by Alex Lau
I know we always think of fruit drinks as being very healthy for us. Well they are if you basically pick them from the tree or vine, pop them in a juicer and then drink up. As most nutritionists will tell you that the vitamins decrease rapidly once a fruit or vegetable has been picked. Carrots are a good example. The minute you juice carrots or for that matter any fruit the vitamin C will deteriorate rapidly.
When we buy fruit juice it really is at a state where nutritionally it is pretty barren. I use it, especially orange juice, as a carrier for my Spirulina, blueberry and banana drink or another drink for digestion that my husband calls the ‘Sawdust’ drink (Napolina).
What we are drinking is a lot of sugar in the form of fructose which is not that healthy for us and a lot of empty calories.
Here is an info-graphic detail of what I am talking about. I found it quite enlightening and I am sure you will be made aware of some facts and figures that may change the way you look at the fruit juices we buy.