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Did You Know – 08/29/2016

1. The Arby’s beef ‘N Cheddar classic has half the calories as the Roast Turkey ranch and bacon sandwich. Who would have known it. I would have thought the reverse.

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If you are counting calories well here is a comparison list for some of these fast foods.

Sugared raised doughnut and iced latte 300 calories
Sesame seed bagel with plain cream cheese 500 calories
Cobb salad with avocado lime ranch dressing – 740 calories
Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich 440 calories.
Rib Eye and baked potato with butter and sour cream – 1,110 calories
Asiago peppercorn Sirloin biscuit and broccoli 525 Calories.

 

2. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which belongs to a group of 394 islands known as the Shengsi Islands in the Zhoushan Archipelago.
Once a thriving settlement merely half a century ago, Houtou Wan Village was gradually deserted when the small bay could no longer meet the needs of the increasing number of fishing boats.
Nature has reclaimed the land, turning the village into a hauntingly beautiful wonderland devoid of human presence except  for wandering tourists and a handful of elderly residents who refuse to leave their birthplace.
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Above photo credit: Jane Qing

3. The human body knows within seconds whether someone is physically attractive or not.
Body language will give you the tools to know where you stand.
Source – Science of people

A blonde couple in love, sitting on a pink chair and separated by a round table with pink cloth, looking at each other adoringly, as they both hold on to the hands of each other

4. Wombats have cubed shaped poop. They’re all native to Australia and some of the surrounding islands. Wombats are marsupials. Like koalas, female wombats have pouches that face to the rear of their bodies, in which they carry and nurse their young. Wombats leave their cube-shaped poop as territorial signposts on the tops of rocks and logs. It is a natural ways of marking territory to prevent confrontation and promote mating.

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5. Cremated ashes can now be converted into a vinyl record.

Thanks to a company called Vinyly.
That includes 12 minutes of audio per side that can include final words and memories, licensed music.
Jackets can include portraits.
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Did You Know – 07/11/2016

Closeup of Cocoa Powder on spoon.

Closeup of Cocoa Powder on spoon.

1. Cocao is the ‘In’ thing. According to the news site Ozy.com Fancy cocktails and illicit substances are not so ‘Hip’ anymore. The party goers are opting for a healthier solution to get that ‘High’. Those looking for that lift across the globe are drinking eating and even snorting the sweet stuff while getting their groove on to the music.
According to Ozy.com at a monthly dance party in Berlin, cocoa is mixed with hone, cinnamon and agave syrup and offered in vats to the revellers.Cacao pills are also being popped at substance-free gigs in London and New York. In Belgium you can take a whiff of powdered chocolate mixed with ginger, raspberry and mint.
You may ask why? – Cacao boosts serotonin, releases endorphins, relaxes muscles and stimulates the brain.
Sweet!
Source – Body and Soul – Sunday Mail Australia – July 10

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2. Eating Fat will not make you put on weight A new study published in the journal the “Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology found that people following a diet high in healthy fats lost more weight than those who reduced their fat intake overall.
This of course is nothing new but is still hard for people to understand how this works and of course still gets sucked in to the ‘Fat Free’ advertising. Let loose guys it tastes good too.
There is an exception avoid the pork belly and provolone as they are not considered the good fat.
That is sad as they are two of my favorite foods.

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3. 50% of Australians don’t know how to pronounce quinoa correctly. I bet that figure is the same in most countries. They figure 16% say “Kin-oa” and 9 % who say “Key-noa” think it is the correct way. If you have read this article then you will know next time you are asked it is “Keen-wah”. Don’t ask me how they get that out of that word but that is why the english language is so hard to learn. I am glad I don’t have to learn it.

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4. The best part of our fruit and vegetables are thrown away. Studies now show that you should be eating those cores, skins, stalks because nutritionally they are the best parts.

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5. Signs that you are a “Worry Wart” are disturbed sleep patterns – Falling ill while on holidays – Moodiness, such as anger, or sadness – you have become a perfectionist and fear failure.
In 5 steps you can worry less
1. A trigger is forecasting something negative. You are worrying about something that does not even exist yet and never will. When this happens to you say to yourself that “Worry does not help and is imaginary”. If you say it enough it will help.
2. Be aware when this worry thing kicks in. You feel a panic come over your body, your breathing becomes shallow, you frown, you become tense. If you are listening to your body you can do something about it. Breathe deep and exhale slow and be mindful of how your body is reacting to worry.
3. Challenge the accuracy of your information. Share it with a professional. Try to be in the present and be aware of the beautiful things around you. Enjoy the moment.
4. Cortisol is the fuel for worry. Keep it low. Exercise, eat well and get plenty of sleep if you can.
5. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Try to be very clear on your purpose in life and don’t let the media, tv, or a negative friend influence your thoughts. I know from experience that a negative friend can be very draining so try to change the subject from anything that is not a positive though and have a laugh its the best remedy for anything.

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Body Language – Interesting subject When You Really Want To Know What Someone isThinking

verbal-and-non-verbal-communicationThis is a subject I really would have liked to learn more about (I could probably say that about Spanish, Sign language, and guitar all of which I would like to learn but don’t make the time). But this subject does fascinate me as I am a people watcher. I like to watch people at airports on a bus, when they are having a conversation with another wether it be a spouse or boss or just a friend. Body language tells you a lot about a person.
I found this diagram of which some of it you probably know already, but some not.

Body Language Reference Sheet

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Did You Know – 08/17/2015

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  1. Cuddling (and other acts of love) help to heal physical wounds faster due to the release of oxytocin. Oxytocin is  hormone that simultaneously acts as a neurotransmitter. It is released during orgasm in both sexes and is associated with feelings of love or attachment after sexual acts.

The wonderful things about Oxytocin is:

  1. Easy to get. – Just hug someone
  2. A love potion that’s built right in
  3. It helps mom to be mom
  4.  Reduces social fears
  5. Healing and pain relief
  6. A diet aid
  7. An antidepressant
  8. Stress relief
  9. Increases generosity
  10.  It’s what makes us human

To find out more details on this list go to: 1o9.com

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2. Physical touch makes you healthier:

Whether it’s a squeeze of the hand, a big bear hug, a kneading massage, even a bedroom romp, touch is shaping up to be the ultimate mind-body medicine.

From lowering blood pressure and heart rate to increasing immune function and relieving pain, getting touched or doing some touching makes you healthier — not to mention happier and less anxious.

Hugging your pet is equally beneficial

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3. Crying releases stress hormones or toxins from the body, which is why you feel better after crying.

Crying is considered a release, a psychological tonic, and to many a glimpse of something deeper: the heart’s own sign language, a form of emotional perspiration.

So if you feel like a cry have one, its good for you.

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4.Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999—but Excite turned them down.
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5. There was a third Apple founder. Ronald Wayne (pictured at home in 2010) sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976. Ouch!!

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English – Confusing At Times

I am trying to learn Spanish which is hard enough but I am so glad I don’t have to learn English, it must be hell of language to learn as some words have so many different uses.

English - It's really not that hard

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Did You Know – 05/21/2012


1. You can find any tiny lost item like an earring by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose


2.There are 923 words in the english language that break the “i before e” rule. Only 44 words actually follow that rule.

3. Up Until 1998 England had nuclear bombs that could be set off with just a bicycle lock Key. No launch codes, no other safeguards, just a small silver key.
Until 1998, when it was withdrawn from service, the WE.177 bomb was armed with a standard tubular pin tumbler lock (as used on bicycle locks) and a standard allen key was used to set yield and burst height. Source


4. In 2005 a gy named Chris Putnam hacked into Facebook and made thousands of profiles look like MySpace profiles. Facebook hired him


5. Most of our depression is brought on by simply over-thinking too much.
Persistently dwelling on distressing situations from the recent or distant past (called rumination, as in that thing a cow does when it constantly rechews food) can be one of the most destructive mental habits. It’s closely linked to depression, and it can sap our confidence, our ability to solve problems, and our sense of control over our lives. Source

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Did You Know – 04/02/2012

French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362
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The oldest rose in the world has flourished for over 1,000 years on the wall of Hildesheim cathedral in Germany
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The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9,000 lead pencils.
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The story of Cinderella first appears in a Chinese book written between 850 and 860 A.D.
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Orangutan females give birth only about once every 8 years, the longest time between births of any mammal on earth. Orangutans share almost 97 percent of the human DNA
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Piano was invented in 1698 by an Italian, Bartolomeo Cristofori. There are over 12,000 parts in a piano, 10,000 which are moving.

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