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Did You Know – 11/13/2017

 

 

1. The walkways in Holland, Michigan have 168 miles of tubing underneath them and in the winter they heat up. This causes clearing of the entire cities walkways in a matter of Hours. Saves a lot of shoveling.

“It was a huge gamble to go ahead with it because there was no template,” McGeehan said. “There was no previous numbers we could look at it. It was unique, it was novel and was it untested and untried.”

McGeehan, who was a Fifth Ward councilman at the time, remembers being among those asking lots of questions about how much the system would cost to install, and then to operate.

Industrialist Ed Prince, who proposed the plan, stepped up with $250,000 in funding. His investment made the decision easier for city officials.

Prince believed snowmelt would make Holland’s main street competitive with the amenities of the then-new mall going up along nearby U.S. 31.

Prince, who died in 1995, was right. The downtown flourished and grew, earning recognition from The National Trust for Historic Preservation as a “Great American Mainstreet.”

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2. There is an HIV plan B pill that you can take if you are ever exposed to someone with HIV. The pill can be obtained from any doctor or ER and will severely reduce your chances of contracting the disease.

 

3. We apparently get goose bumps because our ancestors were once veered in thick body hair.

When tiny muscles in each follicle contracted, the hair would stand on end to insulate their skin or make them look larger when threatened. These muscles may seem useless now that we are not fully covered with hair, but recent discoveries show that they also protect the stem cells our skin needs to heal itself when injured. The bumps  may involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, euphoria or sexual arousal. The medical term for the effect is cutis anserina or horripilation.

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4. A Report in the JAMA Neurology found that Dementia was 28% higher  among people born in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Carolina and West Virginia. They found that the place of birth to be a robust risk factor according to Paola Gilsanz the lead author of the study.

5. 65% less insecticide you stand to have in your urine if you eat organic produce often. That is an incentive to reach for cleaner apples, peaches and strawberries which top the environmental Working Groups dirty dozen list of pesticide heavy produce

Source: Environmental Health Perspectives

 

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Feeling Down In The Dumps – 7 Foods to lift that Mood

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  • Avocado – One of my very favorite foods. I have at least 1 to 1/2 an avocado a day. It helps protect the heart, aids with digestion and is also a natural hormone balancer. It ensures your brain is making the right chemicals to feel great. So pop some on your toast in the morning it might help with road rage on the way to work as in most places the traffic is crazy

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  • Grapes – Great take along snack. They are packed with anti Oxidants.  Flavonoids being one of them which has been found to affect moods in a positive way. Great also for kids lunches and yours.

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  • Oysters – Best known as an aphrodisiac which would make most happy. With oysters of course its all about the benefits from Zinc and anti – inflammarory properties. Zinc is known as a pick me up which most of us lack, but oysters also have a good supply of selenium which helps protect us from stress. So eat up the oysters when you can.

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  • Raw nuts – Also another form of take along snack.  Full of serotonin, a feel-good chemical which is much needed when you’re depressed. I love almonds and Brazil, macadamia’s and cashews, of course beware of how many you eat because they are full of fat and calories. Small handful is enough. If you are eating them in the car on the way to work I suggest you take a toothbrush as they are inclined to stick around your teeth. Just saying because there  is nothing worse than trying to have a conversation with someone with nuts around their teeth.

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  •  Salmon – Natural wild caught Salmon is what I am having for dinner tonight. Love it. Great for your brain health and moods. It’s a lean protein that contains double your recommended value of vitamin B12. B12 is crucial for  combatting depression.  Salmon also packs a punch of mood-stabilizing essential fatty acids. The good fats are essential for the functioning of a healthy brain.

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  • Sesame seeds – This ancient crop has been keeping happy levels up for thousands of years. Its benefits stem from tyrosine. This amino acid boosts the brain’s dopamine levels. I love it in my salad and also sprinkled on my toast in the morning on top of the avocado. Very yummy I might add.

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  •  Strawberries – Another mood saving breakfast, for me anyway not on toast but great with Yogurt or in a yogurt drink blended. Rich in an array of vitamins and nutrients like vitamins A and C and manganese. Rich in an array of vitamins and nutrients like vitamins A and C and manganese. Who doesn’t like strawberries, no one I expect. Kids normally love them  and its a great lunch snack for them.

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Simple Idea To Brighten The Table At Christmas

All you need, Whip cream and strawberries. I might be inclined to dust a little icing sugar lightly over them.Actually looking at the picture I think they are sitting in icing sugar. Very yummy.

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Great Idea to Take To A Party – Or Not!

How simple is this and a great idea.
Actually you don’t have to use strawberries. You could put melted chocolate in the ice-cube then put in raw almonds, or brazil nuts or even melted caramel. Heaps of things you could do and a great party dessert

Fill an ice-cube tray with melted chocolate. Add strawberries, add more chocolate, and cool.

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4 Clever Tips To Make Life Easier.

Hull strawberries easily using a straw.

Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.

Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.

Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

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Did You Know « 03/14/2011

1. August has the highest percentage of births

2. The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps, one representing every day of the year.


3. Strawberries are the only fruit whose seeds grow on the outside


4. Bulls are color blind. To a bull’s eye that red cape is gray. To a bull the flapping of the cape is irritating.

5. In Philadelphia, you can’t put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760. In Philadelphia it is illegal to sell pretzel “sight unseen”. They must be selected before putting in the bag.

6. George Washington loved to play marbles and was a collector of them.

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Strawberry Santa’s

I found this picture and thought what a great idea for something different on the table for Christmas. Very yummy I would say.

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