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Thursday, 27 October, 2011

Beautiful Geological Wonders


01. Great Blue Hole


Outside of Belize, a country in South America, is almost perfectly circular hole whose diameter is 0.4 km. The water depth in this hole -145 m, which gives it a deep blue color. Tourists from around the world are immersed in the great blue hole in Belize, to admire the amazing species of fish in its clear waters. It is believed that this magnificent geological object formed billions of years ago, when the water rose above the caves.

Our planet is the greatest and most beautiful creations, which are so remarkable place that is simply breathtaking. Many of them were formed naturally, such as the eruption of a volcano or meteorite fall. 

02. Eye of the Sahara
In the Sahara Desert in Mauritania is one of the most amazing geological wonders, Eye of the Sahara, which is also called the structure Rishat. In the middle of the bare desert land can be seen like a bull's eye formation, with a diameter of 50 km. The crews of space ships even use eye Sahara as a guide. Initially anticipated that the eye has been called the Sahara of a meteorite on Earth. But now scientists believe that this creature was formed geological uplift and erosion of land.

03. The Gates of Hell
Darwaza is a city in Turkmenistan, where there is an impressive geological formation, called the Gates of Hell. This hole in the ground have inexhaustible supplies of fuel gas. It is believed that about 35 years ago, geologists who drilled the ground to detect the gas, dug too deep and the ground failed. Geologists did not dare climb into the hole to pick up their equipment. Fearing that poisonous gas could come from the land, they set fire to gas in the hole, and since the fire is burning here permanently.

04. Icy Tower Erebus
On the coldest continent, Antarctica is Erebus, a volcanic mountain covered with hundreds of ice towers. The towers are located at a height of 20 meters and constantly emitting steam. When the steam in the cold, the inner walls of the towers grow and expand. These earth geological creations like the tower on the planet Mars, the satellites of Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune. This constantly active volcano is another miracle of nature, where there are ice and fire. Last Erebus erupted in 1978.

05. Diabolical boulders
Australian aborigines, who live here are called Devilish boulders Charles Carl (Karlu Karlu). These huge round boulders of red granite are located amidst beautiful landscape. The diameter of these boulders can be from 50 cm to 60 m in cross section. Some are very bizarre way, balancing on each other. Diabolical boulders were formed millions of years ago when molten magma was under the sandstone and cooled to form granite. Years, and environmental factors have caused the erosion, so today we can observe these amazing natural phenomena. For Australian Aboriginal Devil boulders have special spiritual significance.

06. Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave in Guangxi autonomous region in China is a famous landmark, also known as the Palace of Natural Art. Natural limestone caves filled with wonderful and bizarre formations like icicles and rock formations with the additional effect of colored light. This geological object has been named in honor of the cane, which is found outside the cave and used for making musical flutes. Its length is about 240 m and a vast territory, which is an impressive landscape. The object is ancient, since its walls with inscriptions during the reign of the Tang dynasty, dated 792 BC

07. Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni in southwestern Bolivia. This geological wonder is the biggest dried salt lake, situated more than 3000 meters over the Andes, with area greater than 10 000 km ².This unique landscape formed by multiple layers of salt and water. In the middle of the marsh salt thickness is 10 m. When it rains, Salar de Uyuni is immersed and looks like a huge mirror. It is believed that it was formed at the confluence of the geothermal springs and salt lakes. At this point, several kinds of pink flamingos gather to breed.

08. Antelope Canyon
The most frequently photographed canyon in the southwestern United States is Antelope Canyon. It is located on Navajo land in Arizona. Navajo people call it Tse bighanilini, which means "place where water runs through rocks." Antelope Canyon is divided into two separate Canyon, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon.

Since the rain water flows through this place, it smooths out the rocks, giving them a curving form. Antelope Canyon was formed during the severe flooding that caused erosion of rocks, which opened the passages where the deep open corridors with interesting shapes of the rocks. In 2006, authorities closed the Antelope Canyon in 5 months because of flooding.

09. Chocolate Hills
More than 50 miles? Province of Bohol in the Philippines, has settled the geological creation, called the Chocolate Hills. In fact, on these hills is not chocolate, but all the hills, which, according to some estimates, from 1268 to 1776, look chocolate-brown in the dry season. Chocolate Hills are the third National Geological Monument in the Philippines, and they are depicted on the flag of the province of Bohol. Chocolate Hills are the perfect uniform shape and the height is about 30-50 m. According to one version, they were formed by self-destruction of an active volcano. According to legend, they were formed from the tears of a giant who has lost his love.

10. Stone Forest
Reserve Tsinzhi du Bemaraha, Madagascar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place where you can see the Stone Forest. The Stone Forest consists of a high and broad diffuse limestone, covering an area of 666 km ², being similar to the limestone towers. Locals warn that this is the place where you can not walk barefoot, since the terrain is fairly steep. In the Stone Forest home to unique animal species such as white lemur.

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Tuesday, 25 October, 2011

Best vitamins for your skin



 
The best defense against premature ageing, wrinkles, fine lines and discoloration is vitamins supply that helps to protect your skin from of sun exposure, pollution and other harmful effects.


Many skin care products are filled with healthy antioxidants and other nutrients to keep your skin look younger, but they are not enough as our skin needs variety of vitamins from the inside.
What are the most powerful vitamins for a younger, healthy skin? see the full post after the break...

Vitamin C
Vitamin C plays a vital role in production of collagen, the basic protein in connective tissue. And it is known that decrease in collagen supply may lead to skin ageing, dry and rough skin. The best sources of vitamin C are fruits and berries, such as pineapples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, as well as vegetables such as peppers, cabbage and others.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another antioxidant that reduces the damage caused by free radicals They increase natural defense of your skin and prevent the damage. Vitamin E is found in nuts, sunflower oil, wholegrain products, eggs and many natural oils.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A helps to repair your skin from damage caused by various factors, preventing the effect of free radicals, and keeping your skin moisturized. Keep in mind that vitamin A is fat-soluble and you should be careful not to overdose it since it can have toxic effect. The best way to avoid vitamin A toxicity is by consuming variety of healthy foods, such as carrots, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables, apricots, cantaloupe, liver and eggs.

B vitamins

The B vitamins are essential for cell functions, preventing premature ageing of the skin, dry and itchy skin. It is important to ensure the appropriate supply of B vitamins, eating a well-balanced diet that includes eggs, fortified grains, milk, chicken,

Zinc

Zinc is an important antioxidant that effectively protects your skin from free radicals damage. The lack of zinc may result in various skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and others. To ensure the right zinc intake for healthy skin, eat whole grains, red meat, seeds, oysters, some beans and peas.

Selenium

Selenium benefits your skin and hair, contributing to cell growth and preventing skin cancer. This antioxidant can be found in Brazil nuts, turkey, cod, wheat flour, rice, chicken and tuna.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for younger, healthier skin. They strengthen cell membranes, providing more nutrients for your skin and protecting it from harmful things. Omega-3s also make your skin look softer, moister and prevent wrinkles. The good sources of Omaega-3 fatty acids are canola oil, flax seeds, salmon and walnuts.

Monday, 24 October, 2011

Interesting in Cucumbers...

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01. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
02. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber.
Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
03. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
04. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin And your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber React with the aluminium to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

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05. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?
Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!
06. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!
07. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been Used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick Meals to thwart off starvation.
08. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have Enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its Chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also Repels water.

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09. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, Creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new Mothers and college students during final exams.
11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a
Slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds To eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth Responsible for causing bad breath.
12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a Slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove Years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm You fingers or fingernails while you clean.

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13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly Use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids Have used to decorate the walls!!

Saturday, 22 October, 2011

Bhutan Royal Wedding

  


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His majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 31, holds his Raven crown as he and the Queen Jetsun Pema, 21, walk out after their marriage ceremony is completed on October 13, 2011 in Punakha, Bhutan. The Dzong is the same venue that hosted the King's historic coronation ceremony in 2008. The Oxford-educated king is popular in the country and the ceremony will be followed by celebration in the capital and countryside. 

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Friday, 21 October, 2011

Best Edible Natural Oils



Gone are the days when all you had to do was choose between sunflower or olive oil. Now it seems you can by the oil from just about every plant, nut or seed out there but should we be adding them to our stir fries or drizzling them over our salads? Lets Find out...

Top rated - rapeseed oil
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Rapeseed oil contains omegas 3, 6 and 9, essential fatty acids so it's great for heart health, brain health and joint mobility. It is also a rich, natural source of vitamin E � essential for healthy skin and a strong immune system. High in mono-unsaturated fats and with less than half the cholesterol raising, saturated fats of olive oil it is one of the few natural oils that can be heated to deep-frying temperature without its antioxidants, character, colour and flavour spoiling. In short, one of the best oils there is and what's more � some of the very best rapeseed oils are produced right here in Britain.

Best all rounder - olive oil
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Olive oil is a great source of heart protecting, cholesterol lowering, monounsaturated fat as well as free radical fighting antioxidants known to protect the body against premature aging and cancer. It can be used to cook with up to temperatures of 180 degrees and is mild enough in flavour to be used with most dishes. However, extra virgin olive oil (the oil that is extracted from the first press) is not quite so stable so it is best used cold.

Best for tight budgets - sunflower oil

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Cheap, easy to find and a great source of the free radical fighting antioxidant - vitamin E. In fact, just 1-2 tablespoons contains all your daily requirement. It is also a good source of cholesterol reducing omega 6 polyunsaturates. However, it contains very few omega 3's so if you use sunflower oil regularly, you need to be sure you're getting enough omega 3s in your diet from other sources to balance things out. A chemically stable oil, it is suitable for deep-frying but don't be tempted to re-use the oil more than a couple of times as re-heating it to high temperatures can result in the formation of trans fatty acids known to raise cholesterol and increase the incidence of some cancers.

Best for high temperatures - groundnut oil

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Ground nut oil � sometimes called peanut oil has a high smoking point making it ideal roasting, making Yorkshire puddings or frying. It is an excellent all-rounder and has a very neutral, light flavour perfect for use in oriental dishes that often combine quite delicate flavours. Do be careful though as this oil is made from peanuts so anyone with a nut allergy should steer well clear.

Best for adding flavour - sesame oil

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Another great source of cholesterol lowering omega 6 fatty acids light sesame oil can be used for deep frying and the dark or heavy sesame oil (made from roasted sesame seeds) adds a delicious rich flavour to stir-fried meats or vegetables. Used a lot in oriental dishes it's rich flavour works as a seasoning in itself.

Best for rice dishes - avocado oil

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Avocado oil has very little if any omega three fatty acids but it is a great source of monounsaturated fats and is also rich in skin enhancing vitamin E. It has a slightly nutty flavour that is delicious drizzled over salads or rice dishes. However, it can also be used to cook with as it has a higher smoking point than many oils so it's fine to grill, saut� or stir-fry with it.


Best oils for dressings and dipping - walnut oil

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A delicious, aromatic, nutty oil that is a good source of omega three fatty acids and tastes delicious (used as a dip along side a good balsamic vinegar) as a dip for freshly torn, warm breads for warm breads. It's also great for drizzling over salads and risottos and goes really well with white fish, meat, mozzarella and goat's cheese. However, this oil tends to become bitter when cooked and can go off very quickly so buy in small quantities and store in a cool, dark place.

Best for vegetarians - linseed oil

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Linseed oil is a much richer source of omega 3 than any other oil and a great choice for strict vegetarians who need to get omega 3 fatty acids solely from plant foods. Omega three fatty acids help to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, increase concentration (particularly in children), alleviate the symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and they may also help prevent Alzheimer's. Linseed oil however, is not suitable for cooking as heat can make it taste bitter and it can quickly become rancid if it is not stored correctly (in a cool dark place). Studies show that if this happens the benefits are negated and possibly reversed.

Best for drizzling - hazelnut oil

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Hazelnut oil is a great source of Vitamin E which helps to maintain a heart health, good skin, a healthy reproductive system and a strong immune system. Fairly pricey and not so readily available as many other oils it is worth seeking out either from your local health food store or on line to drizzle over salads, rice dishes or fresh pasta adding a delicious, subtle, nutty flavour.